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Re: Research Techniques #general

kosfiszer8@...
 

Moshe, I came across a similar situation with the use of the name Kos (Kahat in Hebrew) being added in front of the family name Fiszer. I have documents showing Kosfiszer in Polish and the signature in Yiddish being Fisher. In one case there is a document in which Fisher is crossed and then Kosfiszer is added. My father was Kosfiszer in his passport and Fisher when he married. He knew about the duality of the last name and I never asked why it was done. I can not ask him anymore!.
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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Tuberculosis Sanitoria #usa #general

jgluck@...
 

I am trying to locate my grandfather's whereabouts when he 'went away' for a few years in the 1940s (in New York City). He presumably had tuberculosis and went to a sanitorium but I don't know how to access those records.
However, he was also arrested once for bookmaking and he might have gone to prison and the other story was a coverup.
Any suggestions as to where I should start with either set of records?

Thank you!

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Jill Gluck
West Hollywood, CA

Searching for: GLUCK, NOWAK, FRANKEL, FELDSTEIN, PISKOSH,
SCHLIVIK, YARZUMBEK, UNGAR,


Re: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

Miriam Klepper
 

For more than five days, Afghanistan's last Jew—Zebulon Simantov and over two dozen women and children rode a bus, crossing war-torn Afghanistan and Taliban checkpoints as the country’s last Jew left his homeland.

See: timesofisrael.com/footage-shows-afghanistans-last-jews-perilous-escape-from-kabul/
September 8, 2021


Miriam Klepper
Retired Librarian


connection to the SEER OF LUBLIN #rabbinic #poland

Daniella Alyagon
 

I am currently in Poland, took my dad on a family roots tour, during our visit to Lublin the guide said something that has now created a new mystery for me to solve and I hope you will have an idea of how to go about it.

 

Based on my Kozienice research:

  • in 1822 Abraham Rechtant and Ides Falenbogen (daughter of Hinda & Szymon Leib) were married (I have both the marriage record and the Allegata). Ides Falenbogen is at the time a resident of Lublin, house 406 (Szeroka 28 – same as the Seer of Lublin).
  • Ides died in 1885 and the death record shows her as the daughter of Szymon Leib HOROWICZ (another possible Seer connection?) & Hinda WEINMAN (this is the only record in which these surnames appear)

In the 1830’s-1840’s Lublin book of residents I pick up on Hinda Falenbogen (the mother of Ides) in house 411 family 5 – the comment has her living with family and the other names on the list are SZTERNFELDs (apparently the Seer’s grandson and his three granddaughters).

 

Do you have any Idea where can I go to try and find the connection between the Falenbogen surname and the Seer of Lublin?

 

Thank you,

 

Daniella Alyagon

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)


Re: The Hebrew translation for the name Yetta #names

Sharon Rottman
 

The closest Hebrew equivalent would be Yehudit or Judith.

Mazal Tov!
Sharon Rottman


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. You too can create a family tree! David Price. Sunday, 19 September 2021 at 10:30 am. ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

If the shyest person in a family can
create a family tree, you can too!

 

Speaker: David Price

 

VIRTUAL MEETING: Join from Home

 

Sunday, 19 September 2021, at 10:30 a.m.

 

When I was a teenager five people came up to me claiming that they were my relatives. My father never told me about the Price family history other than he was from Kielts, Poland. I did hear some stories from my four aunts but I forgot about them until I was forty. Then I made up my mind to interview my aunts and those strangers in order to once and for all make a Price family tree. Using LDS films, JRI-Poland, JewishGen, Yad Vashem, Yizkor Books, birth certificates, naturalization forms, Form 30A, 1920 Lodz registration cards, passenger records, maps of Poland, phone directories, Beider’s surname reference of Poland, synagogue references, social media to find people, DNA, other family trees and, the most difficult thing of all for a shy person, interviews, I created a four branch Price family tree. I found out that there were forty-five relatives killed in the holocaust. I interviewed one holocaust survivor my aunts thought was killed in the holocaust seventy-five years earlier and found the only known photograph of his parents (I did a talk on him earlier this year)! I finally found out the age of my late father, z”l. And of course, what everyone wants to hear when looking up their tree, I found the possibility of being related to famous rabbis, including Rashi!

 

David Price Bio:

One day my beloved wife Marilyn made a fateful mistake. Knowing my hobby was doing a family tree, she pointed out an ad in the Canadian Jewish News about membership in the Toronto JGS. I joined. This was how I learned about LDS films of the Jewish birth, marriage and death records of Poland, which I could obtain at the Toronto Reference Library. One snag: the records were hand written in Polish and Russian. I could read difficult handwriting from my experience as a math teacher but I was warned by Gert Rogers that Russian was in Cyrillic, a script that was hard to learn. Luckily I was able to use my math powers since Cyrillic uses the Greek alphabet, often used in my math lessons. I decided to extract the films of Chmielnik for the Kielce-Radom SIG Journal. That publication ceased at about the same time Stan Diamond created JRI-Poland. Talk about luck! I could still enjoy extracting Jewish records of other towns and have a website to submit transcriptions to, which I have done for the last twenty years.

 

 

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 19 September.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website, a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

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The Hebrew translation for the name Yetta #names

Andrea Tzadik
 

My Grandmother's name was Yetta and my children want to give a Hebrew name for her to 
their child. Does anyone know what the translation would be?
Andrea Tzadik
Santa Monica,Ca


Re: Help needed for find family in Telz/Telsiai #lithuania #general

Sherri Bobish
 

Maimunah,

You are probably looking for:
Telšiai [Lith], Telshi [Rus], Telzh [Yid], Telsze [Pol], Telsche [Ger], Telši [Latv], Telšē, Teltsch, Telshe, Telschi, Telsh, Telshie, Telšių, Telz
Region: Kovno
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-2619849

A search at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/
looking for exact town name Telsiai, and phonetic surname LITWIN, gets a lot of hits.  Surname seems to be spelled LITVIN in the records.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: Can you read this address? #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Barbara,

He is going to his brother-in-law Jossel GOLDFARB at 301 or 307 Madison Street.

I searched the city directories at Ancestry for GOLDFARB using keywords 301 Madison and 307 Madison, and got no hits. GOLDFARB likely was not at that address long enough to make it into a city directory.

A Jossel GOLDFARB, age 19 from Brest, arrived in NY on May 12, 1890.  This is very probably your Jossel GOLDFARB.  His manifest does not list who people are going to.

There is a Joseph GOLDFARB, also from Brest, living in NY who filled out an "old man's" WW11 draft card, so that could also be your Jossel GOLDFARB.  This man gives his birth year as 1877, and the fellow on the manifest was 1871, but we know how birth years fluctuated!

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: looking for town named Chartorey? Charlovey? #russia #romania

Sherri Bobish
 

Diane,

A search at:  https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/Search.asp
using these parameters:
towns in pre-WW1 Russian Empire starting with Char, finds several possibilities.

Give it a try.

Also, have you found HANTMAN's passenger manifest?  That may give you more info.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: Stateless in Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #usa

Mark Resnicoff
 

Hi Frank,

I'm not sure if there was a specific rule/law to declare Jews stateless in Czechoslovakia based on a parent's emigration to the US. However, I'll tell you want happened with my maternal grandparents, which may provide a clue.

My grandfather left Czechoslovakia in 1922 to establish himself in America. He obtained his US citizenship in December 1927, returned to Czechoslovakia and married my grandmother in Rosvigovo, a suburb of Munkacs, in November 1928. My grandparents planned to come to the US after the wedding, but the Czech government would not give my grandmother a passport. Their reasoning was that since she married a US citizen, she was no longer a Czech citizen. To the best of my knowledge this had nothing to do with her being Jewish. Anyway, they found a lawyer/notary in Prague who provided my grandmother with a document she could use in lieu of a passport (I have that document). They arrived in New York in March 1929.

Based on what happened to my grandmother, I'm wondering if, during your uncle's attempts to get a passport, the Czech government determined that his father was now a US citizen, which in their eyes, and possibly a rule/law, voided your uncle's Czech citizenship (now being the son of a US citizen). Just a thought.

Regards,

Mark Resnicoff


Re: Stateless in Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Frank,

I have seen many post-WW11 refugee passenger manifests where the refugees are listed as stateless.

Perhaps someone else with in depth knowledge of the stateless issue can post here.

Also, I was thinking that if Ladislav's father naturalized in The U.S. while Ladislav was of minor age than Ladislav would have become a U.S. citizen, even if living outside of The U.S.

But, that would not explain his statelessness.

Have you found Ladislav's father's naturalization papers?  You may be able to find them at www.familysearch.org

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: Can you read this address? #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

Thanks to all who responded publicly and privately.  Family search does have much better images, a bonus for me as I didn't realize that.  Now I see it says "broth,-in-law" but I can't read that name, possibly Sholem Fried?  Can anyone make that out?  

Thanks again.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Myrna Waters
 

If you go to the Jewish Gen Data Base and click on Jewish Given Names Database, you can then enter the name Ida and search to see the many name variations (in Belarus or elsewhere) listed as name origins in Hebrew, etc.  for what may have been Ida's name in Europe.  Good luck.
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Myrna (Slatnick) Waters
NJ/NY/FL USA

Researching:  SLEPACK (or similar)Belarus/Bialystok area; SLATNICK/SLOTNIK (or similar) Minsk/Puchovichi area of Russia from 1905/1914 to NY & Newark,NJ and Canada;  KURZMANN Jaslo, Poland and Drohobych, Ukraine area (both formerly in what was the Galician area of Austria prior to WWI), KURTZMAN in NY/Bronx and NJ/Newark from 1905/1910, SADOWSKY (or similar) from Belarus area of Russia/Bialystok 19th century to Newark,NJ 1905 or after.


Paris marriages #france #records

mbenedict51@...
 

When looking for a particular marriage record in the Paris online archives (http://archives.paris.fr/s/4/etat-civil-actes/?), recently, I was reminded that this is a fantastic resource but it seems to be little known.  You have to browse by date and arrondissement, and (of course) the records are all in French, but they are original records that are free to view and free to download.  Apart from the date and place of the civil ceremony, the marriage records (potentially) contain a great deal of useful information about the bride and groom, including DoB and place, their occupation, and addresses, and their parents' names, occupations and addresses; there's even some info about the witnesses.  In addition, if they have received subsequent notification of the dissolution of the marriage, that, too, will be noted. 

When looking in the 1940s, there were a significant number of Allied Forces personnel.  There are even records affirming marriages conducted in prison camps.

If you're looking for a BMD record in France, it's worth looking for the "actes" in the regional/local archives, for the "actes paroissiaux & d'état civil" (e.g. https://archivesenligne.pasdecalais.fr/console/ir_seriel.php?id=56&p=formulaire_etat_civil).  Some areas beyond Paris do make them available – though it's less likely that you will find Jewish-specific records of that type.

Mary Benedict, SW Herts, England.


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

bobmalakoff@...
 

The Yiddish name of my maternal grandmother Ida was Itke.
Google Translate gives a Yiddish translation of Ida as "Ida" not in Yiddish letters.  Hebrew translation is אידה (Ida!).

Bob Malakoff
Pittsburgh, PA


Re: Jews and Hot Air Balooning #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

"Jews in Balloons" sounds like a prequel to the Mel Brooks short "Jews in Space." 😮

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAZhtT-dUyo



Hank Mishkoff
Dallas, TX
Hank@...


JEWS IN HIDING IN NICE DURING WW2 #france #holocaust

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

Hello every one
Could someone tell me how to proceed to get information concerning available Archives in Nice during the Vichy period.  My grandparents (naturalized french in 36) and 2 brothers of my grandmother (stateless) hid in Nice from 1940 onwards. I would like to know if there are archives at the Police des Etrangers for them but do not know how to proceed without going to Nice. I would consider going if there is something to see though.
Their names

Naoum JUROVSKY and Raissa nee Bespaloff  (Both French)
Mordko Bespaloff and Angelika nee Kahn (Stateless/latvian)
Samuel Bespaloff and Julia nee Kahn (stateless/latvian)

Please answer privalely
Catherine JUROVSKY

catherine.jurovsky@...




 


Re: Getting information from US Citizenship and Immigration Service #records #usa

jdsherod@...
 

Did the correspondence look like this:
December 19, 2014
 
Dear Jonathan:
 
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the A-File of Hyman Schereshefsky.
 
Here are some details from the file you referenced to aid in confirming a match to the individual you are seeking:
Hyman/Chaim Schereshefsky 
Born 11/15/1871 in Kamienety, Russia
Entered the US 6/16/1902 at New York
Residence - Passaic, NJ
 
If you would like to order a copy of this file it is 4 pages in length.  The National Archives has a $20.00 research fee which covers the first 25 pages of photocopying, bringing the total for this case to $20.00.
 

You may pay by credit card, check, or money order.  If paying by check, please make payable to the National Archives Trust Fund and mail it to my attention at:

 

NARA

400 W. Pershing Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

You can pay by credit card by calling 816-268-8093 and leaving the card type, number and expiration date on my voice mail (I’ll pick it up if I’m at my desk). If paying by credit card, please drop me a note or an e-mail authorizing its use for this transaction.

 

If you are able to visit our facility, you may view the record at no charge and make copies for $0.25 each. Our research room is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

 

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Burnes

Elizabeth Burnes
Archivist

National Archives at Kansas City
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City,  MO 64108
(816) 268-8093
Elizabeth.Burnes@...


If yes, then call the number and give them your CC info and you'll receive photo copies of the file in a few weeks. This has been some time ago, but that's how I was able to get Naturalization files for 2 of my GGF's.
Hope this helps,
Jonathan D. Sher, OD

 


Re: The Jews of Rhodes: Between Ottomans and Italians #events

David Cherson
 

I became aware of the Jews of Rhodes via a neighbor of my aunt in Maoz Aviv.  I recall meeting them and telling me about their special status, etc.  I was interested in them at the time.  I will try and watch this, thank you.

David Cherson 

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