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Re: What is the meaning of this sign being displayed by POWs in WWI? #translation #photographs #hungary #austria-czech

Elise Cundiff
 

I wonder if either the War Museum in Dresden, or the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, France, could be of assistance?   These are just two museums that a quick google search turned up - there might be others, and better, regarding information about POWs/POW camps in Austro-Hungary or Germany during WW1.

Elise Cundiff
Ohio, USA

Markus (Lithuania or Poland)
Zieve (Malat, Lithuania)


Re: Finding email and / or phone number #usa #general

Robert Hanna
 

I just checked whitepages.com and sent Shimi the information privately.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus)


Re: What is the meaning of this sign being displayed by POWs in WWI? #translation #photographs #hungary #austria-czech

casmith24@...
 

Nancy, what an interesting question! I have a hunch it's a postal abbreviation, based on this postcard I found:

 

https://znaczki-pl.com/en/auctions/lot/81/4/4/348661 

 

Note: This is a Polish website, looks a bit like EBay, but the postcard being sold was mailed in 1917 to Vienna from what appears to be a military site in Kozienice (Poland). Check out the sender's address (left-hand pane of the postcard).
--
Catherine Arnott Smith
Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA


South African archives #southafrica #general

hsalmenson@...
 

According to my grandfathers marriage and death certificates obtained on line from South Africa his name was Herman Israel Salmenson and he married  Jeannie Berze (Berse). Among my fathers papers I found a copy of my grandfathers naturalization certificate also with the name Herman Israel. According to family lore my grandfather's name was Shneerson when he arrived in South Africa but was advised to change his name to become more anglicized. I have several issues.
1: I can not find any documentation for a Herman Israel (Jewish Gen, Ancestry etc) and am sure if anything his name was Chaim. His tombstone says Israel Tzvi ben Levi Itschak Zalmenson.
2: When the ships arrived at the port of entry in South Africa, there must have been documentation by the South African authorities giving the names of the arrivals and details of the ship. Where would those documents be kept.
3: If he did change his name on arrival,I assume he applied for a formal name change. Where would those documents be. He lived in Piet Retief.
4: I am unable to find in the South African records a copy of his naturalization certificate or for that matter for my grandmother Jeannie (Sheina) Berse.
5: In the records of the Piet Retief Hebrew congregation there is mentioned a Mr & Mrs Isidor Salmenson and family with a first reference 1897. I was not aware of another Salmenson family and have not been able to find any documentation. In the same records there is mentioned that my grandfather Chaim Israel and Jeannie first referenced in 1904 had a cousin Sam Measroch who told him to change his name from Chaim Israel Schneeson to Salmenson.
If anyone can offer suggestions on how to pursue these issues or recognizes any familiar names, I would love to hear from you. I understand that due to COVID the SA archives are currently closed.
Herman Salmenson


Re: Finding email and / or phone number #usa #general

Susan&David
 

True People Search is free.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 8/11/2021 10:27 AM, m_tobiasiewicz@... wrote:
I have been successful using nuwber.com
--
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
m_tobiasiewicz@...
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Re: Seeking Loewenberg relatives in Brazil #latinamerica

Paulo A Abrahamsohn
 

Hi Helene. I live in Sao Paulo. We have four Jewish Cemeteries and a good internet site to search buried persons. I looked for Loewenbergs but did not find any of the names  you mentioned in your e-mail. Best regards. Paulo Abrahamsohn 


Re: New "Search by Face" App #announcements #holocaust #photographs

Daniel Patt
 

Also just as an FYI, an FAQ has been added to the site. Hopefully it helps clarify a few things about what the results mean.

Best,

Daniel Patt 


Re: Finding email and / or phone number #usa #general

m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

I have been successful using nuwber.com
--
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
m_tobiasiewicz@...
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Re: Genealogy Software #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

Both Legacy and Roots Magic have free versions and neither deluxe version is expensive.  Personally, I prefer Legacy to Roots Magic (by a lot).  That said, you can import your Legacy Tree into Roots Magic and do your mapping.  My suggestion is to download both and try them and see what you like about each of them.  Also if you are a Facebook user, there is a very active and excellent Legacy User Group there, and you can usually get an answer to your software questions in just a few minutes.  There also is a Roots Magic group, but I don't know how active it is.
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: What is the meaning of this sign being displayed by POWs in WWI? #translation #photographs #hungary #austria-czech

aviator6081@...
 

It might be the abbreviation for the name of the POW camp and the number of the camp. The uniforms of the POWs include French, Italian and Russian soldiers, so the language used is probably German to align with the language of the captors.

Eric Benjaminson
Chicago, IL USA
oregon81@...


BCG Free Webinar August 17, 2021 Standards for Genealogical Documentation #announcements #education

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is holding a free webinar on August 17 at 8:00 PM EDT on Standards for Genealogical Documentation with Thomas W .Jones, Ph.D., CG, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars.  Registration is required.  To check the local time for your area go to time zone converter at: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

When you register before August 17 on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website (http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=6090), you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Anyone with schedule conflicts may access the webinar at no charge for one week after the broadcast on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

 

Genealogy Standards spells out eight documentation standards, which give genealogists guidance for documenting genealogical writing. They also provide guidance for citation content, while allowing flexibility in the sequencing and structuring of citations supporting genealogical statements. This presentation will review the standards and provide examples of applying their principles.

 

Tom Jones is an award-winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. He co-edited the National Genealogical Society Quarterly in 2003 through 2018, and he is the author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Proof and Mastering Genealogical Documentation. He has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 1994. A professor emeritus at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Tom teaches genealogical research methods at week-long genealogy institutes. He also speaks at national, regional, and local seminars in the United States and internationally, and he writes frequently on genealogical evidence, proof, and problem solving.

 

For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619).  To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2021, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at https://bcgcertification.org/bcg-2021-free-webinars. For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (https://bcgcertification.org/learning).

 

I have no affiliation with either Legacy Webinars or BCG and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Free digital book on Moldova #latinamerica

Cassio Tolpolar
 

Sorry it was no available in Canada, I was not aware of it. It's strange though because people in Europe and Brazil were able to get it so I thought Canada would not be a problem. Sorry again.

Cassio Tolpolar


Re: Giliogiry in Lithuania #lithuania #general

Carol Hoffman
 

According to the JewishGen Gazeteer, see
It is within a 10 mile radius of Rietavas.

Try searching the ALD All Lithuania Database https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/search-ald/ for Groll
Carol Hoffman 
Tel Aviv
Giliogiris, Giliogeris, Gilegirey populated place 55°45' N 22°01' E G Lithuania 0.0 miles N of 55°45' N 22°01' E


Re: Finding email and / or phone number #usa #general

David Lewin
 

At 09:39 11/08/2021, Shimy Karni wrote:
Hello,

One of our family descendant, Frances Gritz married to Manuel Gritz,
is living in Florida, USA.
How can I found her email and / or phone number to connect her.

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please


Deborah Lane devorahrlane@... is researching Gritzman - there
is a chance she may know your Manuel Gritz

Best of luck

David Lewin
London

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage
of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the
Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at https://remember.org/unite/


Instant Hebrew name translator #yiddish #names #records

mandy.molava@...
 

Hi All

Found this https://my-hebrew-name.com/

Not sure if this is anywhere on the forum, but nice and instant/quick and translated a few last night, thought I would share.

Mandy Molava
Researching Russia Poland Kiev Galacia
WEXLER, WECHSLER, WEXMAN & MOLAVA


Sunday meetings: Sephardic Traditions of Old and New Amsterdam #events #sephardic

contact@...
 

The Western Sephardim created a unique religious tradition within Judaism.
We cannot understand our ancestors without knowing the customs they
followed. Two weeks ago Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld discussed the development of
the Amsterdam community, and the arrival of refugees from the Balkans, from
an academic perspective. This week Salomon Vaz Dias shares a religious
perspective. The talk with focus on the minhagim - the religious traditions
- of the Western Sephardim of Amsterdam and New York.

The Talmud Torah congregation in Amsterdam is the mother congregation of the
Sephardim in the Atlantic world. Shearith Israel in New York City also has
an illustrious history. The meeting with focus on these congregations,
although there will be reference to Shaar Asamaim ("Bevis Marks") in London
and other communities. The talk will be accessible to people with a basic
understanding of Judaism, and will provide an introduction to the Western
Sephardic tradition.

Salomon Vaz Dias is a native of Amsterdam and descends from a prominent
Sephardic family. He emigrated to New York in the 1990s. Salomon has offered
his services as Sexton, Religious Director and Assistant Cantor at the
Sephardic congregations of Amsterdam and New York.

The meeting is on Sunday 15 August 2021 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm London,
8pm Amsterdam and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom. The link is
shared at our Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/sephardi

Everyone is invited to join us for free at:
https://www.youtube.com/SephardicGenealogyAndHistory/ Please subscribe to
the YouTube channel. It helps us a lot and reminds you when we are going
live!

Best wishes,

Ton Tielen and David Mendoza
Sephardic World


Finding email and / or phone number #usa #general

Shimy Karni
 

Hello,

One of our family descendant, Frances Gritz married to Manuel Gritz, is living in Florida, USA. 
How can I found her email and / or phone number to connect her.

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Birth record #germany #translation

Shimy Karni
 

Hello,
Attached is a birth record of my aunt.
 
Most of the record includes names, that do not needed translation
I need translation just for information of my grandparents occupation, dates etc.
 
Thanks a lot ,
Shimi Karni, Israel
 
 
 
 


Re: Name in 1924 Fulda City Directory #names

Michael
 

Dear Jana
I am interested in both the book on Fulda Jews and any other discussion matters on Fulda as My paternal ancestors, the ADLER's were born and bred in Fulda.
My father managed to emigrate in 1936 following his marriage and finally we made home in Australia. Communication In German will need to be translated (I can do this at my end).
--
MICHAEL ADLER
Melbourne
madler1@...


Findmypast, British Library and British Newspaper Archives Provide One Million Pages from Historical Newspapers for Free #canada #unitedkingdom #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Findmypast with the British Library and British Newspaper Archive are making one million pages from historical newspapers online  to search and view with free access. They promise 2.7 million additional free pages more to come—over the next four years .

 

Their ever-growing digital catalogue covers every corner of the British Isles as well as a number of former British territories including Canada, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Barbados and Jamaica.

 

Currently, there are 158 free newspapers online offer dating from 1720 to 1880. To search the newspapers see:

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search/british-newspapers

 

To read more about the free access to selected newspapers see: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/blog/new/free-newspapers

 

I have no affiliation with Findmypast, British Newspapers or British Library and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

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