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Green-Wood Cemetery - picture request #photographs #usa

Sharon Ann Dror
 

Anyone live near Green-Wood Cemetery and willing to take a picture?

Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street) will be open daily from 7am to 7pm.

Want a picture of Vera Hammer
Lot: 43091 Section 20 Grave RLC
Death date: June 14, 1994
Birthdate June 9, 1913 Bronx, NY
Prior married name Cangelosi
Maiden name Guimento
Spouse Raymond Hammer
Married Raymond on November 23, 1985
Please let me know. Greatly appreciate it!

Sharon Ann Dror
SharonAnnDror@...


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Phil Karlin
 


Re: Kingdom of Hannover BMDs #germany #general

mhstevens144@...
 

My family all came from Hannover, and I was given the details by other family members.  So they do exist.

What name(s) are you researching?

Cheers!
--
Marc Stevens
Toronto


What to do with original Romanian passport from 1899 #records #romania

peggykugel@...
 

I have my great-grandfather's original passport, issued by  It is a single piece of paper about 11" x 17". There is writing on both sides of it and there are several stamps in different colors, as well as some embossed seals. It does not have a photograph. It is fragile and in poor condition, though the paper seems to have been of very high quality. It is torn in a few places.

My question is what should I do with it? Should I have it restored?  How do I find someone who will do a good job restoring it? What is the approximate cost for something like this?
What would I do with it after it has been restored?

Are there any places that accept donations of documents such as this?
--
Peggy Kugel

Rawitz and Bestrehsky from Berdychiv, Ukraine
Feierstein and Finkelstein from Mihaileni, Romania
Kraft, Kessel, Floon from Lutsk, Ukraine


Re: Killings in Linkuva #holocaust #lithuania

lydgateaction@...
 

That's not 100% fair - Rolandas Pupinis, a Catholic resident of Linkuva recently held a very moving and detailed ceremony in Linkuva commemorating and naming many of the Jews of Linkuva who were killed. It was held outside of the Synagogue. 

Lithuania is not quote Poland, and there are many good people. 

That said, many of these initiatives which would encourage people like me to visit and engage with Lithuania (something they desperately want and which is needed)  is totally undone by the recent bizarre parliamentary moves in Lithuania to make Citizenship restitution as hard as possible. They want you to be able to show that the ancestors who had left Lithuania in extremis were trying desperately hard to return "home" having been forced out due to various abuses. Not only is this absurd, but is also impossible to prove and disgraceful that one should have to prove something that would self evidently not have been wise for these refugees to contemplate.

I certainly will not be visiting Lithuania until this abusive change is corrected.  

You can watch the recent Linkuva ceremony here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzJAyJt5dgI

Extracts of the English parts of the ceremony as well as other commemorations of the Jews of Linkuva by the wonderful Mr Pupinis and others are here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAm5ncESwuseVenrRIry-EA/videos

By contrast you can read about the rather backward and deeply insulting and damaging parliamentary initiatives here: https://www.sajr.co.za/legal-stricture-puts-lithuanian-citizenship-out-of-reach-for-many/

Aubrey Blumsohn

Sheffield UK


Town name: Szabotits, Szobatit, or something else? #austria-czech #galicia #germany #hungary #slovakia

LarryBassist@...
 

Dear Siggers,
   We found an 1826 census of the Jews in Pest in Hebrew, with an entry for what we believe is our 3rd great-grandfather Salamon Basist (See attached, 4th person on the page. The headings appear to be German words, spelled out phonetically in Hebrew.) However, the last letter of the name of the town he was from is hard to make out for me (it is in the column just to the left of his name). Perhaps to one of you it will be obvious. In Latin letters the town name looks to me to be:  Sabitit_ or Sobitit_.

Clues:
   In an 1840 census it seems to say Galizia. Then in 1844, Szabotits, and in 1846 Szobatit. (see attached images). I do not know of any towns in Galicia that look like Szabotits or Szobatit.
   Can anyone figure out which actual town this is?

   There are two prime possibilities (both not in Galicia), the first being:  "Sobotište (Hungarian: Ószombat, (til 1899) Szobotist) is a village and municipality in Senica District in the Trnava Region of western Slovakia." - from Wikipedia. However, I have searched all available records for this town that I know of and can find no Basist sounding names.
   The other being:  "Subotica (Serbian Cyrillic: Суботица, pronounced [sǔbotitsa]  Hungarian: Szabadka) is a city and the administrative center of the North Bačka District in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. Formerly the largest city of Vojvodina region, contemporary Subotica is now the second largest city in the province." also from Wikipedia.The archivist in the Budapest large synagogue on Dohany Street where we found the original 1826 record thought it meant Subotica. But this is far from Germany (see below) and Galicia.

   Two other clues. My father's uncle's wife said she thought the name Bassist came from Germany from someone who sang bass. There are instances of some relatives using the name Singer as well as Bassist, so that lends some credance to the story.
   Another branch of the family I recently found said they had heard that the family originated in Silesia or parts even east of there.
   Galicia in the 1840 census is next to Silesia.

   So all of this is a mystery, any help with which I would be most grateful. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you,
Larry Bassist


ViewMate translation Hungarian to English - ViewMate 94566 + 94567 #hungary #translation

Margarita Lacko
 

Hello,

 

I have posted in ViewMate what looks like a partial handwritten testimony from a person in Budapest during the war.

 

I would greatly appreciate a translation of these two pages.

 

The records are on ViewMate numbers 94566 and 94567 at the following addresses

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94566

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94567

 

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

 

Margarita Lacko

Hollywood, Florida

 

Margarita Lackó

 

 


Why St. Louis? #usa

mindyoc
 

My mother’s uncle married a woman from St. Louis, although the two of them lived in New York City. Her name was Rose Bergman and she unfortunately died in the early 1920s after giving birth to two of my mother’s first cousins. Does the last name ring a bell to anyone from there?

Mindy Yochelson

Arlington, Va.


Virus-free. www.avg.com


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland #russia #translation

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello everyone,
I've posted 4 vital records in Russian for which I need translations. IThey are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

1.  Birth Record of Josef Mordka BLUMENSZTOK:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishgen.org%2Fviewmate%2Fviewmateview.asp%3Fkey%3DVM94569&data=04%7C01%7C%7C142b31dcd4074cfdf7de08d94f9db3af%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637628361002991431%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=EG0lCcrrh3QgP1QX%2BbveWiRYl8J6akAC1%2FW76etlarg%3D&reserved=0

2.  Birth Record of Chaim Judka BLUMENSZTOK:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishgen.org%2Fviewmate%2Fviewmateview.asp%3Fkey%3DVM94570&data=04%7C01%7C%7C76995a1f2c8a484c515908d94f9db53b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637628361029606534%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=5ht3Olz06aen%2F3LOnwlnJM%2B9pNPaFUCPDY6oOnKHXMM%3D&reserved=0

3.  Marriage record of BLUMENSZTOK -SZYFMAN: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishgen.org%2Fviewmate%2Fviewmateview.asp%3Fkey%3DVM94572&data=04%7C01%7C%7Caf3a512c867a455f289608d94f9dc75e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637628361333606214%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Z2UvzW7vGqWdGs%2F%2FeG8KAX2ihrO8c10q8YpcD5WD6fQ%3D&reserved=0

4.  Marriage record of BLUMENSZTOK - ROCHMAN: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishgen.org%2Fviewmate%2Fviewmateview.asp%3Fkey%3DVM94573&data=04%7C01%7C%7C7f9b07c762a34e78773d08d94f9dc8d2%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637628361358382321%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Qtxq4QiEMhcTSdYiaFgs6XsTcbw%2F9jGxD1lYjUhfuJk%3D&reserved=0

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona USA


Re: Max Koenig and Anna Horowitz #austria-czech #usa

Renee Steinig
 

Check out this family in 1930, living in the Bronx:

Max Mabich 65 Head
Anna Mabich 52 Wife
Jean Mabich 19 Daughter
William Mabich 22 Son
Florence Mabich 17 Daughter

The original image is hard to read, but the first names and ages match
other censuses.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Sarah Greenberg <sacredsisters1977@...> wrote:

<<I am pretty positive that I now know the death dates of both Anna
Horowitz and Max Koenig. They both died in the Bronx, New York and are
buried in Riverside cemetery in New Jersey.... Max Michael Ephraim
Koenig was born about 1866. Max was married twice, not sure who number
one was but have not found any marriage listing for second wife Anna.
I have not been able to find the birth listings of his two sons
either, Nathan and Samuel who were both born in Austria. Nathan about
1889 and 1891 for Samuel. Max Koenig did not immigrate to America
until 1902-1903. The other odd thing is that I can't find the family
on either the 1905,1915, or 1925 New York state Census. In 1910 Max
was in Manhattan, then in 1920 he was in Connecticut where his son
Nathan settled. Then about 1922-23 the father Max goes back to New
York with the two younger kids William and Fannie/Florence. I am
unable to find them on any 1930 census for New York, but find them on
the 1940 living in the Bronx...>>


Marriage records in Polish on ViewMate #translation #poland

Alex Guri
 

Hello,

I've posted marriage records in Polish for which I'd appreciate a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82519
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88918
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89212
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89057

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
Alex Guri


Re: Listing as an Alien Trader #poland

info@...
 

Although my background is Jewish from Staszow poland and has been for 7 generations. However, my DNA (recent.within 300 years) is 2.5% Vietnamese. My great Grandfather listed his father on the 1921 Toronto Census as being born in China. China may have been a 'catchword' for Vietnam, as Russia was the catchword for Belarus or The Ukraine. That means that my 3rd Great Grandfather was a trader in the Far East. Some traders would stay for many years and sometimes they entered into an agreement with a local Vietnamese family. Morals were different and Fathers would offer their (reportedly) willing daughters to live with the trader for the purpose of making light sknined baby girls. Fair skinned women were regarded as highly beautiful..but not the boys. When the trader would leave for Europe, sometimes after a decade or more, the girls would go home to their Vietnamese family and any boys that were born would go back to Europe with the trader. This must be how!
Were the names of these traders ever documented? Any info regarding traders would be appreciated. How they got from a small town in Poland to Vietnam in the early 1800's is really a mystery.
Please e mail me at ericwarren@... if you need privacy.
Thanks,
Eric Warren


Re: Kingdom of Hannover BMDs #germany #general

pweinthal
 

The Momons microfilmed the synagogue BMD registry books dating back to when civil registration began in the Kingdom of Hanover. Instructions on how to use the LDS catalog can be obtained at any Family History Center and on their genealogy website.

Pat Weinthal, USA


Kinder Transport #holocaust

Hannah Sperber
 

Is there data on children on Kinder Transport?
looking for Theo David Heineman from Karlsruhe, Germany

Hannah Sperber
Denver CO


Max Koenig and Anna Horowitz #austria-czech #usa

sacredsisters1977@...
 

 

Hi All
I am pretty positive that I now know the death dates of both Anna Horowitz and Max Koenig. They both died in the Bronx, New York and are buried in Riverside cemetery in New Jersey. I was able to get a photo of only Max Koenig tombstone because it was still upright and in good shape. So I posted it in one of the groups on Facebook to get a translation which gave me some more information. So Max or Michael Ephraim Koenig was son of Josef. I was also under the assumption that Anna maiden name was Morgenstern, but finding the burial information on ancestry has disproved that, and shows it as Horowitz. That makes more sense since on the 1910 cenus there is a Samuel Horowitz living with them which I believe was Anna's brother. Then I said to myself where does Morgenstern come into play. I had that name from the death record I believe of Max's son Nathan. So I went on Jewish gen and started looking. In their Jewish Austria Vienna births I came across a few that listed the parent's as Josef and Johanna Morgenstern. So, I believe these to be Max's parents but can't completely confirm without finding a birth record for him. Max Michael Ephraim Koenig was born about 1866. Max was married twice, not sure who number one was but have not found any marriage listing for second wife Anna. I have not been able to find the birth listings of his two sons either, Nathan and Samuel who were both born in Austria. Nathan about 1889 and 1891 for Samuel. Max Koenig did not immigrate to America until 1902-1903. The other odd things is that I can't find the family on either the 1905,1915,or 1925 New York state Census. In 1910 Max was in Manhattan, then in 1920 he was in Connecticut where his son Nathan settled. Then about 1922-23 the father Max goes back to New York with the two younger kids William and Fannie/Florence. I am unable to find them on any 1930 census for New York, but find them on the 1940 living in the Bronx. So anyone who can help me with advice or if you have a connection and can shed more light on this.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsistersters1977@...
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certified documentation from AGAD #poland #galicia #general

Liliana Weintraub
 

I need certified copies of birth and marriage certificates which I could locate in AGAD databases. Does anybody know how to request them? I could find instructions in their website, in Polish, which makes it difficult for me to translate (though I´ve tried using a translation tool). I need them to apply for citizenship, so I need to know if those documents (certified) are actually sent by AGAD. Any comment on experience with dealing with these steps is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Liliana Weintraub - Buenos Aires

researching #weintraub#frechter#lubelsky#chernoguvsky


Re: Unable to upload a GEDCOM to add now data to JFJP #general

ifolkson@...
 

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 08:58 AM, Alan Kolnik wrote:

For information on genealogy software programs go to http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html#Computers

 

http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/faq/

 

Since each program is different, you must read the help file and or manual FOR YOUR OWN GENEALOGY PROGRAM.  I suggest you print the directions from the help file before you start.

 

Generally under the file menu you will see a copy/export option.  This is the option you need to create a gedcom file.  If you have choices for the gedcom file select PAF, UTF-8, Version 5.x.  Be sure you select gedcom.ged as the file type.  The file will usually be created in the same directory as your family tree file.  Note the name before you save.

 

Follow these steps:

1.            Go to http://www.jewishgen.org

2.            Select Family Tree of the Jewish People.

3.            Scroll to the bottom of the page Enter your JGID researcher code and password.

4.            Select "I accept and wish to UPLOAD my GEDCOM."

5.            Read the screen and make the appropriate selections.

6.            Select UPLOAD my gedcom.

7.            Click the browse button and find the directory and file you created.  When you see the    filename in the field, click the UPLOAD button.  Wait for the message that says your    transmission was successful.  If you have a problem sending this way, see option 8.

8.            Select "Alternatively click here to send your file by email". Attach your file to the                email form that appears on your task bar.

 

If you still have questions, contact me directly.

 

 

Iris Folkson

ifolkson@...

JewishGen - Technical Services


Re: Unable to upload a GEDCOM to add now data to JFJP #general

ifolkson@...
 

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 08:58 AM, Alan Kolnik wrote:
Kolnik


Re: Unable to upload a GEDCOM to add now data to JFJP #general

Alan Kolnik
 

I have tried Google Chrome and Firefox/Mozilla and cannot get around the problem.

 

Alan Kolnik

North Bethesda, MD

 

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July 2021 updates

 

http://www.alankolnikphotography.com

 

https://www.dreamstime.com/Alankolnik_info#res17158617

 

https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/113369.html

 


Re: Killings in Linkuva #holocaust #lithuania

Frank Szmulowicz
 

Susan Gray, Chicago

Your account parallels the experience of Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff as they travelled together around Lithuania, searching for the sites of mass killings of Jews. They encountered a lot of denial but also a few rare moments of candor. In general, the Lithuania's population tries to deny the atrocities and wants to wipe off that page of their history clean.  Voices of conscience are suppressed and threatened. Ruta Vanagaite, a very popular personality in Lithuania, had to leave the country following the publication of her book. Yet, it sold some 19,000 copies before being pulled off the shelves. I believe that in a similar situation, the history would repeat itself. 

Frank Szmulowicz

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