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Re: Jews and Hot Air Balooning #general

Kenneth Cutler
 

"The Airship A History" By Basil Collier,(ISBN O 246 10575 5) Showing one of the first successful British airships, "The Willows 2. (City Of Cardiff) of 1910. Also mentions the process "Gold Beater's Skin," a process invented by Aloys Casamir Frederick Weinling (C1807) and patented by him. This process was used to form an airtight seal on the skins used to make the covering of British airships.The process at the time was a closely guarded secret, handed down, and known only to members of the Weinling family. All members of the Weinling family at this time,worked on the process at Farnborough and other locations,travelling to where they were needed. Census documents, and other vital certification, e.g. Marriage Certificates, lists the occupation of various members of the Weinling family, as Balloon manufacturers.
 
There are multiple articles in 1888 concerning the Court martial of an officer associated with this family in Britain. There are trees with more info on Ancestry.com.

 
--
Kenneth A. Cutler, Esq.
561-703-6272 (c)


Re: Recent Discovery Sheds New Light on Messianic yDNA #general #dna

Adam Cherson
 

Dr. Fishman,

Thanks for the commentary.

As you state, the information presented in the article forms the basis for a working hypothesis and I share your hope that additional evidence may be pursued which could shed light on the fascinating subject of the early origins of the Judaean Nation.

One thing I wish to emphasize: the adjective 'superior' is not used in the paper and I do not intend nor imply any such ethnic or cultural hierarchy. From my perspective, each ethnic component making up the early Judaean Nation has brought important cultural, technical, and religious qualities into the mix. This paper doesn't delve into Natufian, Anatolian, Transcaucasian, Egyptian, or Babylonian contributions, but I believe there are essential aspects of Judaism stemming from each of these earlier cultures. My aim in this paper is to present some new evidence and suggest a reasonable working interpretation.

I look forward to what future researchers may discover.

--
Adam Cherson MPA-JD


Looking for gr-grandfather Shimshon ZERSHTEIN from Grodno #belarus

Shirley Portnoy
 

My great-grandfather, Shimshon ZERSHTEIN (or ZERENSHTEIN) was a wood carver. He married my great-grandmother, Sara RIFKIND, daughter of Yeshayahu Ha-Sofer RIFKIND (1839-1915) from Grodno. The children of Shimshon and Sara were Zlata Zershtein Harkavy (c.1892-1959)- my grandmother; Feigl-Tzirl Zershtein; Hillel Zershtein; Tzvi (or Gershon) Zershtein; and Aryeh Leib Zershtein.

 

Shimshon, a double-amputee, lived in the Jewish home for the aged in Grodno. He was still alive in the early 1930’s.

 

For some reason I have been unable to locate any data about Shimshon ZERSHTEIN. It’s possible the records from Grodno were destroyed for those years.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations?

 

Thank you.

Shirley Amcis Portnoy

Little Neck, NY

 

 


Re: Tuberculosis Sanitoria #usa #general

 

My great-grand uncle Emanuel Singer was a founder and Chief Medical Officer at the Workmen's Circle Sanitorium (1920), just outside of Liberty (Sullivan County). He had TB himself and found the mountain air helped him recover. Sadly, his 7 year old son Chester died of TB in 1925.

Also just outside of Liberty in White Sulphur Springs, was the famous Loomis Sanitorium (1896).

I don't know if there are available records for either. You can probably contact the Workers Circle to see what they have.

BTW: Manny Singer's mother (my 2GGM) was born Esther GLUCK in Saros megye, Hungary (now Presovsky kraj, Slovakia). Daughter of Moses Gluck.
--
Jeff Goldner
Researching Goldner, Singer, Neuman, Braun, Schwartz, Gluck, Reichfeld (Hungary/Slovakia); Adler, Roth, Ader (Galicia); Soltz/Shultz/Zuckerman/Zicherman (Vitebsk, maybe Lithuania), Wald and Grunfeld (Secovce, Slovakia fka Galszecs)


1897 All Empire Russian Census #russia

June Genis
 

Do copies of this exist anywhere? Has it been transcribed or
translated or indexed?

June Genis
Hemet,CA
--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Re: judenrat #holocaust

Sniderlh
 

Hi Jaques,

You bring up some interesting information which is all new to me (and why I made my posting).  I have heard/read little about the Judenrat in the Netherlands.  For the most part, information I've read has been mainly In Poland, and other Eastern European countries. Thank you for sharing this.
--
Leah Heilpern Snider
Silverdale, Washington/ USA


Re: Tuberculosis Sanitoria #usa #general

Peter Cohen
 

I have been looking at a lot of NYC death certificates data lately. It seems like most people who died at Seaview died from TB and most people who died from TB died at Seaview. I'm sure there were other hospitals where people died of TB, but Seaview seems to be the predominant one.
--
Peter Cohen
California


23andMe Matches Workshop Monday Nov 8, 2021 1-4pm EDT #education #announcements #dna #jgs-iajgs #events

Arthur Sissman
 

Announcement 2

23andMe Matches Workshop  Monday Nov 8, 2021  1-4pm EDT

 

Hi all,

 

Arthur (from Cleveland) requested a Workshop on 23andMe Matches. The Workshop is ready to go! Thanks Arthur! Arthur and I are inviting you to a 23andMe Matches Workshop. 

 

This is the 2nd 23andMe Matches Workshop schedules as the other is SOLD out!

 

If you have DNA tested at 23andMe, received your results, have worked with the matches, are extremely frustrated - you meet the prerequisite?!

 

  • Topic: 23andMe Matches Workshop on Zoom
  • Date:  Mon, Nov 8, 2021
  • Time:  1-4 pm EST  TimeZoneConverter  EDT goes to EST on Sun Nov 8!!
  • Attendees: 12-15 Limited
  • RSVP now: genresearch13@... = genresearch13 @yahoo.com
  • Alternate list will be kept after 15 sign-ups

 

Everything you want to know about manipulating all aspects of the 23andMe Matches webpages, but were afraid to ask and more. See below!

 

You’ve received your 23andMe DNA matches results back from your test kit. This workshop is for you, if you’re wondering what you need to know to: 

  1. Manipulate all aspects of the 23andMe matching website - matches, filtering, chromosome browser, etc.
  2. Establish a criteria for selecting matches of interest/no interest/maybe?
  3. Evaluate matches for best meeting criteria for further review.
  4. Review the following concepts: Endogamy, IBS vs IBD, Triangulation.
  5. Use you own data, on your own computer.
  6. Use split screen/2nd monitor to follow the action, while working on own data.
  7. How to cross reference info found on 23andMe with other platforms - GEDmatch, My HeritageDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, and AncestryDNA
  8. This workshop will not directly/but might touch on 23andM - ethnicity platform or tree building platform.
  9. Once the attendees are in place - the homework (!?) will start arriving!

 

This hands-on workshop (please do not come to watch!) will focus on the unique challenges presented by those with Ashkenazi heritage who want further insight into discovering their recent ancestors.  

 

Questions or comments email genresearch13@... or genresearch13  @yahoo.com

 

Sign-up today!!

Regards,

Arthur Sissman

Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL

genresearch13@...

954-328-3559

Join our FB page at Jewish Genealogy SIG: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hellojewishgen

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Researching: ZISMAN/ZYSMAN/ZUSMAN (Belarus); TELESHEVSKY (Belarus); CHANUTIN, (W. Russia), BRODY, (Hungary); FRIEDMAN, (Hungary); GRAUBARD, (Romania/Ukraine)

--

Regards,

Arthur Sissman

Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL

genresearch13@...

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954-328-3559

Join our FB page at Jewish Genealogy SIG: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hellojewishgen

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Researching: ZISMAN/ZYSMAN/ZUSMAN (Belarus); TELESHEVSKY (Belarus); CHANUTIN, (W. Russia), BRODY, (Hungary); FRIEDMAN, (Hungary); GRAUBARD, (Romania/Ukraine)

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JewishGen Offers New Class: Prussia and the Baltic States #general #lithuania #latvia #education #announcements

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Offers Education Class: Prussia and the Baltic States

Oct 17 to Nov 7, 2021

 

If your ancestral roots were in the German speaking areas of the

Baltic Sea - Prussia, Northern Poland, Western Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -  
we will work in the online records still in existence for these areas.

 

Requirements: Students must feel comfortable with computers. Classes

are open 24/7. Please send the instructor an application, a brief

summary of your research project, to see if it fits within the scope of

this class.

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40222

Format: This is a personal mentoring program which features an online

Forum where you'll be encouraged to post one ancestral branch: here you

can ask any question you have. This personal mentoring process is unique

to JewishGen education. Our classes have no scheduled times as our

students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at

leisure.

 

Tuition for this class is $150. To register:  https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

For questions please email the instructor

 

Nancy Holden, Director of Education

mail to: education@...

 

 

--
Nancy Holden
Director of Education


How to use the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) for Genealogy Research #announcements #education #events #records #usa

Marguerite Kealey
 

Sunday. October 10th   

1-3 pm PT

Zoom Meeting and Presentation

How to use the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) for Genealogy Research

By

Michael Morgenstern

 

This U.S. publication  was a leading Yiddish language newspaper during most of the 20th century. As of 2019 it is available online only.  Most the of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database.  This presentation  will cover its historical and cultural context with emphasis on examining hidden genealogical gems  Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the unique feature for tracking family deserters the“Gallery of Vanished Husbands

 

Michael Morgenstern is a native of Los Angeles, California. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at Loyola Marymount University, he worked as a researcher on TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" history and genealogy show. Since 2014, he has worked as an educator at the Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles. He has been an avid genealogy researcher since he was 16 in 2006. He has volunteered genealogy research to Holocaust survivors, focusing on those who do not have any prewar family documents or photographs. Lately, he has translated segments of the "Jewish Daily Forward" from Yiddish to English for JewishGen.

 

In order to register for the presentation go to our  Website (sdjgs.org)

Marguerite Kealey
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society,  Program Chair
San Diego, CA


Kassel Germany 1941 #germany

Richard Oppenheimer
 

Hello,
I am seeking some input from NS-Zeit experts about Kassel during 1941. German Jews living in various parts of Hessen were sent to Kassel starting  Dec1939 as a collection point before the three deportations to Riga (12/1941), Theresienstadt  (6/1942)  and Majdanek  (9/1942).
My question is were these people ever allowed to leave Kassel to visit other major cities in Hessen, particularly in early 1941?
--
Richard Oppenheimer
Venice, Florida, USA
researching Mannheimer - Bad Wildungen


Re: Jews and Hot Air Balooning #general

Jonathan Myers
 

 
Following my last post, I would like to explore the Weinling family who were instrumental in advancing balloon design.prior to WW1. A number of web pages state that they were Orthodox Jews, but don't provide any evidence for that. I'd be grateful for any further information..
 
 
Thanks
Jonathan Myers

On Wed, 15 Sept 2021 at 13:47, Jonathan Myers <jmyers31@...> wrote:
 
Hi - I'm researching the history of Jews in the field of (aviation) ballooning, particularly the late 19th C and early 20th C. In collecting much information on the topic, I want to find out more about  Mr Herron’s East End Scientific Toy Shop. Prior to the first world war, they exhibited at Crystal Palace (possibly the Great Exhibition or another one more science focused). And it's because of that, that a toy balloon (made by the Weinling family) they were exhibiting was seen by the military. The military part I have collected information on but I'd like to know more about the toy shop - and Mr Herron - if anyone has information.
 
 
Thanks
Jonathan Myers
 
 


Re: 21 June 1846-New Synagogue, Parish Great Helens,London. Looking for marriage record of Abraham Jacobs to Mary Simmons #unitedkingdom #records

Martyn Woolf
 

In the excellent records produced by Harold and Miriam Lewin on Page 38 of the Marriage Records of the New and Hambro Synagogues, will be found the following:-

Abraham Jacobs  son of Woolf Jacobs, 12 Benjamin Street, St Johns Square, London to Mary Simmons daughter of John Simmons, 11 Berkely Street, St. Johns Square, London. 21st June 1846.

 

If anyone needs the LDS record details please let me know.

 

Regards

 

Martyn Woolf

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: Polish Archives Loan Document #translation #poland

David Lewin
 

At 00:05 27/09/2021, Steven Granek wrote:
Folks -

I recently discovered some kind of loan document
associated my my Great Aunt and Great Uncle for
a property apparently in Kalisz. I was able to
request it from the Polish State Archives in
Lodz. They were very responsive, told me they
would scan it for the price of $74 Zlotys -
about $20, and send me a link good for 30 days
to download (that piece of information is shared
as it may be of use for others that run into
documents of interest.). Once again - my
compliments to them - they were responsive and
as soon as they had received my wire (which was
easy and relatively inexpensive to do) - they
sent me the link with a password in a separate e-mail.

Some of you may have seen recent discussion
about this re: an address in Kalisz.

So… I now have a 50 page document detailing the
loan. Of course is it a scan in Polish (but it
has really cool elevation drawings). My interest
is only in what addttional tidbits I might
discover about the family. My daughter has
gamely hand typed the first two pages into
Google Translate, but of course, we don’t really
still know what we are looking at.

2 questions - 1). does anyone have experience
with this type of document from your own
research (it’s a construction loan for property
in Kalisz, loan by the Bank in Lodz). 2)
assuming I want the entire thing translated (a
bit much for even a generous ‘viewmate-er’ I
assume, does anyone know someone reliable that
could translate this for me (I’d pay as
appropriate). I am betting most of it is not
very interesting, but the question is what parts
ARE interesting and what might I discover.

Thank you in advance, always.

Steve Granek
Columbia, MD USA
Researching - GRANEK, ALPERT, EKSTAJN, ADLER, ISAACSON, OREM, ARONOWICZ.

Is what your daughter typed printed type - as opposed to handwritten - script?

If so, I have OCR software which can automate the
process but cannot cope with the hand-written

Once transliterated, I recommend you use
www.deepl.com in preference to
Google-Translate. Deepl has far fewer available
languages but is far superior to Google

David Lewin
London


Re: Judenrats --- friend or foe? #holocaust

David Lewin
 

At 03:41 27/09/2021, lsragovicz@... wrote:
I am certainly no expert, but if my family history helps, here it is.
On my mother's side, a great great uncle, was part of the Judenrat in the town of Zelechow.  Thanks to David Lukowiecki who has been translating the yizkor book, I have been able to obtain pictures of him, and learn about his story.   He wasn't a very nice man, in fact, according to the stories recorded,  he was one of the most hated men in town.  It seems he was part of the judenrat and tried to get personal benefit. He did everything as he was told and thought he was better than the rest.  The last story says that the SS called him for a very special mission, and asked him to dig a mass grave.... and of course it turned out It was for him; they shot him.  Just as an added comment, his father, was one of the most generous and loved man in town....
--

Lia Sragovicz


How painful!!!!!
I am reminded of an old English saying burnt into a piece of wood, which hung on the wall of a landlady of mine so many years ago:

There is so much good in the worst of us
and so much bad in the best of us
that it ill behoves any of us
to talk about the rest of us

How can anyone who did not him/her self live through the times of Nazi rule voice an opinion about someone who did?

I grew up in Haifa.  In our class at school a few children survivors were placed upon arrival in Palestine after the Holocaust.   Apropos of nothing at whatsoever Margalit would burst out in uncontrolable tears from time to time. That was when the rest of us in that classroom learned never, ever, to criticize someone whose circumstances we had not ourselves experienced.

David Lewin
London


Re: Judenrats --- friend or foe? #holocaust

lsragovicz@...
 

I am certainly no expert, but if my family history helps, here it is.
On my mother's side, a great great uncle, was part of the Judenrat in the town of Zelechow.  Thanks to David Lukowiecki who has been translating the yizkor book, I have been able to obtain pictures of him, and learn about his story.   He wasn't a very nice man, in fact, according to the stories recorded,  he was one of the most hated men in town.  It seems he was part of the judenrat and tried to get personal benefit. He did everything as he was told and thought he was better than the rest.  The last story says that the SS called him for a very special mission, and asked him to dig a mass grave.... and of course it turned out It was for him; they shot him.  Just as an added comment, his father, was one of the most generous and loved man in town....
--
Lia Sragovicz


Re: Jewish War Veteran Research #general #events

Jeff Miller
 

Thanks to all who replied - I received many good suggestions. Here is an example.

      Here are links to a few resources that may prove useful in doing your research:

      1. Jewish War Veterans Museum in Washington, DC: https://www.jwv.org/who_we_are/our-museum/

      2. National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis: https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center

      3. History Hub Military Record Forum: https://historyhub.history.gov/community/military-records/content?filterID=contentstatus%5Bpublished%5D&sortKey=contentstatus%5Bpublished%5D~recentActivityDateDesc specifically dealing with Naval Service: https://historyhub.history.gov/community/military-records/navy-marine-corps-and-coast-guard-records

      4. Family Search Guide to Military Records: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Military_Records

      5. Research Guide Article: https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/salute-veterans/2017/11/14/preserving-the-past-9-tips-on-obtaining-military-records-medals-for-you-or-a-loved-one/

      6. Golden Arrow Research Service: https://www.goldenarrowresearch.com/ see also their articles: https://www.goldenarrowresearch.com/service-records-blog/

      7. Fold3.com Military Records (need subscription, your public library may have)

Jeff Miller
Maryland
Researching MLYNARZ/MILLNER/MILLER from Ostroleka Poland; LAN/LANE from Seta Liuthuania; FREIDER/FRAIDER from Kuzmin Ukraine


Polish Archives Loan Document #translation #poland

Steven Granek
 

Folks -

I recently discovered some kind of loan document associated my my Great Aunt and Great Uncle for a property apparently in Kalisz. I was able to request it from the Polish State Archives in Lodz. They were very responsive, told me they would scan it for the price of $74 Zlotys - about $20, and send me a link good for 30 days to download (that piece of information is shared as it may be of use for others that run into documents of interest.). Once again - my compliments to them - they were responsive and as soon as they had received my wire (which was easy and relatively inexpensive to do) - they sent me the link with a password in a separate e-mail.

Some of you may have seen recent discussion about this re: an address in Kalisz.

So… I now have a 50 page document detailing the loan. Of course is it a scan in Polish (but it has really cool elevation drawings). My interest is only in what addttional tidbits I might discover about the family. My daughter has gamely hand typed the first two pages into Google Translate, but of course, we don’t really still know what we are looking at.

2 questions - 1). does anyone have experience with this type of document from your own research (it’s a construction loan for property in Kalisz, loan by the Bank in Lodz). 2) assuming I want the entire thing translated (a bit much for even a generous ‘viewmate-er’ I assume, does anyone know someone reliable that could translate this for me (I’d pay as appropriate). I am betting most of it is not very interesting, but the question is what parts ARE interesting and what might I discover.

Thank you in advance, always.

Steve Granek
Columbia, MD USA
Researching - GRANEK, ALPERT, EKSTAJN, ADLER, ISAACSON, OREM, ARONOWICZ.


OCJGS October Meeting Announcement with Arthur Kurzweil October 24th at 10:00 am Pacific Time #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Michelle Sandler
 

Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society October Meeting
October 24 at 10:00 AM (Pacific time zone)
Arthur Kurzweil: In conversation...
Arthur Kurzweil, author, librarian, educator, genealogist, and
magician (who knew?). Another in our Pioneers of Jewish Genealogy
series of conversations.
Register in advance for the virtual meeting by clicking this link:
https://zoom.us/.../tJIqfuGtqTgoGdTfoumFbprqcXiiFgdb8Kf5. Free to
members and 5$ for non members payable at www.ocjgs.org.

Michelle Sandler MLS
President, VP Programming, Librarian
OCJGS
Westminster California


Re: Hungarianization of last names in Hungary, 1890s #hungary

Steve Stein
 

We are aware of at least two NUSZBAUM family members who changed their surname to DIOSI in the 1860s, apparently in an effort to make themselves eligible for admission to medical school. I am told that this is a pretty straight translation (nut or nut tree) from German/Yiddish to Hungarian.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

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