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Re: Translatioin from Polish Request #translation

Frank Szmulowicz
 

The documents are in Russian. 
Frank Szmulowicz


Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

Risa Heywood
 

Barbara mentioned the Industrial Removal Office (IRO). That is the subject of one of my presentations that will be available in the IAJGS Conference presentation library. The presentation was designed to help answer the question, "Why did they move there???" Even if your family member wasn't specifically moved by the IRO, they may have been impacted by the program because they followed an extended family member or landsman who was. I discuss the history of the program, its impact and how to use the index and records.

I checked the records and there was an M. Rudman who moved with the IRO to St. Louis in 1904. The connection may be worth exploring.
--
Risa Daitzman Heywood
Lisbon, Portugal


Frank and Janet HART-Chicago area #holocaust #usa

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Trying to locate a holocaust survivor who lives/lived in the Chicago
area 15 years ago by the name of Frank HART.

Matter very urgent.

Tia.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Rose Bernstein from Binghamton, New York #usa

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Steve, 

Maybe this is your aunt's first marriage. Although the birth year is wrong the names of the parents are the same. 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24WZ-7GV


Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Photo from Krynki, Poland, 1938 #poland #photographs

Bob Silverstein
 

The copy on the attached picture reads "View of the Caucasus district. April 9, 1938".  The Caucasus district was the Jewish neighborhood but whether the couple was standing in it or in front of it is not known.  Nothing else is known about this picture, not even if the couple is Jewish or Polish.  Might anyone recognize this couple?

I added the color the original black and white photo.
--
Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan and Bloom (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).


Re: How to find out-of-print books and publications #general #education

Irene Newhouse
 

WorldCat is also your friend. There's one caveat: when card catalogs were digitized, large libraries did not enter every single book. How far back they went depended on the funding for the project. At one university, for instance, they only entered every book published after 1960-something. Thereafter, as someone took out a book that hadn't been entered into the digital catalog, the circulation desk did it while it was being checked out. Well, in the late 1990s I routinely took out books for my genealogical research that had yet to be entered in the digital catalog. We  are often after books with very low circulation. However, it's still worth looking at WorldCat. If your local library has a decent interlibrary loan desk, you may well be able to have the book sent you.

Also, check the US used book sites - alibris, thriftbooks, abebooks regularly. At some random time, someone may sell the very book you want. zvab has the same rol in Germany. 

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI USA


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

z4mom@...
 

I request a translation of a Polish marriage entry.  I'm requesting the information written for entry #5. I can make out the surnames but would like to know the other information in the entry. It is on ViewMate at the following address: (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishgen.org%2Fviewmate%2Ffaq.asp%23announce&data=04%7C01%7C%7C82f4f8be5ab24466e98308d94c77bca6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637624899411209701%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=%2F2mK19wDykLl43vOBQl8BoAN00jgW%2BKI%2BrIJEacHf80%3D&reserved=0

Thank you for any assistance that can be provided,
Martha Ibanez Zervoudakis


ViewMate-Russian Translation needed #translation

casson123@...
 

I’ve uploaded two pages of a letter in Russian or translation. The pages are uploaded separately to ViewMate at the following addresses:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94521

 

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94522

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very much.

 


Liba Casson-Nudell
Minneapolis, MN


Rose Bernstein from Binghamton, New York #usa

Steve Pickoltz
 

According to my aunt's marriage license, she was married prior and her husband is listed as DIED.  She married my uncle, Lewis London (husband #2) on Aug. 8, 1929 in Broome, NY.  My aunt, Rose Bernstein was born April 6, 1908 in NY to David S. Bernstein and Rebecca Ash.  I would like to find out who and when she married #1 and when and where he died.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey


Re: Digital book #general

rv Kaplan
 

It really depends how sophisticated you need it to be, and as I say, no sooner do you finish it than more material or information will come along and it will need revised.  I would keep it simple and use a standard Word programme - and then save as pdf, if you want.

Harvey Kaplan  

On Wed, 21 Jul 2021 at 23:33, Theo Rafael <nloftis@...> wrote:
I'd stick with MSWord. As someone already mentioned you can format the Word document very nicely and include photos etc and convert it to pdf with a pdf printer as a last step. I also used this resulting pdf format for Print on demand of hard copies which were published via Createspace (later bought by Amazon) and Ingram Sparks.
As to converting to epub digital format it is a bit more involved if you do it yourself using software such as Calibre but you can use a publisher such as Smashwords to convert from MSWord to epub and many other ebook formats more easily.
It beats learning an entirely new system from scratch and all of the above are free tools.

My two cents,
Theo Rafael


Re: Digital book #general

Theo Rafael
 

I'd stick with MSWord. As someone already mentioned you can format the Word document very nicely and include photos etc and convert it to pdf with a pdf printer as a last step. I also used this resulting pdf format for Print on demand of hard copies which were published via Createspace (later bought by Amazon) and Ingram Sparks.
As to converting to epub digital format it is a bit more involved if you do it yourself using software such as Calibre but you can use a publisher such as Smashwords to convert from MSWord to epub and many other ebook formats more easily.
It beats learning an entirely new system from scratch and all of the above are free tools.

My two cents,
Theo Rafael


Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

Sally Bruckheimer
 

My ggrandfather and his brother went to Rocheport, near St. Louis after the Civil War. They sold stuff off of a cart, according to a cousin; they both married then, my ggrandfather in NYC, and his brother in St. Louis, to sisters. Apparently there was an opportunity and a need.
 
By 1880, they were back in NYC.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Translatioin from Polish Request #translation

zfast@...
 

I've posted five vital record documents from my Senk family of Sierpc, Poland.  I would very much appreciate it if you would translate them into English.  Thank you so much for helping me learn more about my family.

Jon Zimmerman
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94511
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94512
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94513
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94514
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94515


Re: Why St. Louis? #usa

amitch1066@...
 

Hi Bernard,

I have often wondered that myself, as my family is from STL.  

Although St. Louis has never grown into a city that can rival the size of Chicago or NY, it had a large Jewish population in the late 19th and early 20th century.  (Although I have also found documentation for Jewish "pioneers" with emigration years as early as 1850.)  If you're interested, you can also research "Little Jerusalem" or the predominant Jewish quarter that was in the Biddle Street area.  My entire family lived in that area after they emigrated to STL.

And as Zalman pointed out, the STL World's Fair was a HUGE deal.  Although smaller than the Chicago World's Fair, it was considered a rival at the time.

Also as Louise mentioned, the St. Louis Genealogical Society is a great resource if you haven't used them already.  The StLGS J-SIG is here: https://stlgs.org/about-us-2/sigs-and-special-programs/jewish-special-interest-group

Perhaps additionally, as the Jewish community built up over the years, it might have been attractive to other Jewish immigrants.
--
Amy Mitchell


Re: List of girls in the Jewish Orphanage in Pinsk between 1920 and 1924 with birth date 15 January 1920 with possible first names of either Sora Basha or Tova Basha. #belarus

Janet Furba
 

Hi, ask the Pinsk City archive.
Janet Furba,
Germany


Re: Gravestone info #austria-czech

Janet Furba
 

Hi,
put Your question to the Main State Archive in Chisinau.
Janet Furba,
Germany
Germany


Family name of PRUT PRUTH PROOTH PRUTKOFSKI #bessarabia #ukraine #russia

Charles M Prooth
 

Greetings from Colorado!

My paternal great grandfather took his family from what is today western Russia to London, UK around 1893. From what my grandfather told my mother who, in turn told me, the family originated in Bessarabia but must have migrated to the region of Vitebsk near the city of Nevel. This seems plausible since our family name, PROOTH is very similar to PRUT or PRUTH, the river that flows along the northern border of Bessarabia.

I have found a number of relatives in 23AndMe.com but nobody who has any knowledge of our ancestors. I have found no source of information online which may be of interest.

If anyone has any suggestion then I would be pleased to hear from him or her.

Thanks!

Charles Prooth.
Brit in Colorado Springs.


The Battle for Rome - WWII and Jews #holocaust

sjgwed@...
 

A few days ago, Barbara Sloan suggested a new book - Eternal, a novel by Lisa Scottoline (sp?), about Italy and Jews during WWII. I also have a good recommendation from 2003 - The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope - Sept 1943 - June 1944, by Robert Katz. This book is non-fiction, and contains a lot about the forced labor of Jews, roundups in and out of the ghetto, and eradications. Tough reading but very good.

Susan J. Gordon
New York
BIALAZURKER - Zbaraza, Budapest
LEMPERT - Skalat, Lvov


Invitation to JGSSN Zoom meeting: "History and Geography – Tools for Eastern European Research” with Amy Wachs. #events

Ben Kempner
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) invites you to a Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, August 15: "History and Geography – Tools for Eastern European Research” with Amy Wachs.

 To request a Zoom link, please complete this short form which can also be found on our Meetings webpage.

 Members of JGSSN can attend for free.  Non-members: please complete the short form and pay $5.00 on the Donate page.    

Session Description:

Researching our Eastern European ancestry remains challenging in many countries, where missing records may lead to frustrating “brick walls”. This presentation will offer guidance for using the region’s historical events and geography to help fill in gaps and move past brick walls to determine place of ancestry, trace migration, and identify ancestors.

About Amy Wachs:

Amy Wachs has been involved in Jewish genealogy for over 30 years.   She is Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland and served on the Board of LitvakSIG, Inc. from 2014 through 2020.  Amy is a retired attorney and university instructor.  She taught law in Latvia as a Fulbright Scholar and in Moldova as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.   Amy often speaks about Eastern Europe and Jewish genealogy topics at conferences and to local audiences.




Ben Kempner
VP, Programs & Membership
Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada

 


Re: What nationality is my Grandmother - addition/clarification

Lorraine Minor
 

You might be interested in reading the book "House of Glass" by Hadley Freeman. She discusses the citizenship status of Jews who immigrated to France after WWI and what happened to them during WWII.

Lorraine Minor

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