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Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society invites you to
"O' Canada! Researching Your Canadian Jewish Ancestors from Afar "
Russian Empire Documents - Method for Finding
Many Russian-speaking Jewish genealogists have created indexes for
various record sets. I write about a method for identifying if your
surnames may be mentioned, which helped me find numerous documents
relating to my family.
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The JewishGen Family Finder (https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/) lists two people interested in KELLER from Tarnow and one interested in KELLER from Radomysl Wielki. One of the researchers hasn't logged onto JewishGen since 2014, but the other two are active. You can contact them via the Family Finder. I encourage you to add your own ancestral surnames and towns there as well.
One more genealogist interested in KELLER from Tarnow appears in Gesher Galicia's Family Finder, which is accessible to members of Gesher Galicia. More information on membership: https://www.geshergalicia.org/m21-information-benefits/ .
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
Joseph Kauftheil <k5709999@...> wrote:
Incorrect Soc. Sec. Death Index record #records
Judy Kaufman <judykaufman7@...>
My grandmother had a brother, John, or Yonya, or Janne Raskin. I know he existed because 1) the family has a photo of my grandmother and all her 6 surviving siblings when they are all quite old, at some sort of family event, and each person is labeled - he is labeled here as Yonya; 2) When the parents and 7 children arrived in NY in 1906 (excluding my grandmother and her brother who I was told came earlier) on the ship log they state they are going to their son/brother John Raskin on Pitt St., NYC. But I can't find any other information on him except this death record, except it's got an error.
I have attached Janne Raskin's doc. sec. death index record on Ancestry, which says:
Social Security Number: 063-20-6279
Birth Date: 1 Jul 1886 [I believe this is the correct birth date of my grandmother's brother because it is the same as her birth date, and I believe they were twins]
Death Date: Oct 1972--
I sent away for the application for that ssn and the 1942 application I received (also attached) is for:
Janne Raskin - a female with birth surname Mallmen
birth date: Oct. 26, 1892
So it seems likely that the female Janne Raskin's ssn was mistakenly linked to the death of the male Janne Raskin... although the birth date on the record, which is definitely not female Janne's birth date, confuses things. I can't find any other records of a Raskin death in 1972.
I haven't been able to find any other records for a female Janne Mallmen Raskin...
Is there any way for me to untangle this and perhaps end up with more information about "my" Janne Raskin?
ROSENBLUM (Brest, Belarus), FRIEDMAN (Suwalki, Poland), LEIDERMAN (Khashchuvatye, Ukraine, KONETSPOLSK (Khaschuvatye, Ukraine), WEINSTEIN (Sokolow-Malopolski, Poland), RINENHEIM (Sokolow-Malopolski, Poland), LUKA (Sokolow-Malopolski, Poland), RASKIN (Ichnya, Ukraine), SCHIMAYATZSKY(Ichnya, Ukraine), SOKOLOWSKI (Ichnya, Ukraine)
If someone does go, i can add a couple names, and put a check in the mail (hope $20 is enough for your time) for them after photo's are taken and sent. Just send address to send it to.
Ruebin and Florence Fiedler, map is attached for location.
Brian Westerman, sea1958wa@...
Jan Meisels Allen
As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below. The following are the summaries for the month of September, 2021. In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.
The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously. We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening you are encouraged to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to a society, SIG or a subscriber of JewishGen, AVOTAYNU, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/
The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.
These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales covered differ.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
Ovruch Ukraine #ukraine
Family lived in Shtetl Ovruch. Bais Weinberg sons Beryl Bernard Weinberg and Lazar Weinberg. Bernhardt was my grandfather. He married Doris Schatsky she died in childbirth and married her sister Mollie Malka Schatsky. They immigrated to Wisconsin. Any info would be wanted.
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Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Re: The Hebrew translation for the name Yetta #names
My g-g-grandmother from Ellingen, Bavaria was named Yetta and also went by the name Idel, a Yiddish diminutive of the name Yehudit (or Yehuda for a male).
Dear JewishGen Community,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Jill Anderson's untimely passing this past weekend.
While in her professional life she worked as a presenter and newsreader at BBC radio, she is perhaps most well known for the direct and indelible impact she made to the field of Lithuanian genealogical research. Over the last 10 years, she volunteered for the LitvakSIG (a JewishGen partner), first as a District Research Group Coordinator, then as a board member, and most recently as the President. During that time, she was a frequent speaker at conferences, created new initiatives, and developed strategic partnerships which led to significant organizational growth. Many thousands of Jewish genealogical researchers have learned about their roots as a result of her efforts, and she will be deeply missed.
We send our sincere condolences to her family and many friends throughout the world.
May her family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Avraham Groll, Executive Director
on behalf of the JewishGen Team
Re: Identifying ancestral town - current day Ukraine #ukraine
"The town appears to be listed as Bapoli. The father, Leizer, wrote Balta on his declaration of intent ..."
The town may be Bohopil (Bogopol in Russian), which was in the former Podolia gubernia and is now in Mykolaiv oblast in Ukraine. That town was written as "Bapolia" in a family tree in my possession, and it is not far from the Balta region.
You may not find Bohopil on current maps because it no longer exists as a separate town; in 1919, it was incorporated into the town of Pervomaisk (Pervomaysk), along with Holta (Golta) and Olviopil (Olviopol), to make up the present city of Pervomaisk, which is on the Buh river and almost due east of Balta.
Susan Kahan Steeble
Baltimore, MD, USA
Researching: FRIDGANT/FRIEDHAND and variants from Bershad, Ukraine
KESSELMAN from Chorna/Okna, Ukraine
BUDIANSKY/BUDINOFF and SLUTSKY from Korsun and Zolotonosha, Ukraine
KAHANOWITZ/KAGANOVICH from Grodno, Belarus
STUCHINSKY from Jurbarkas/Yurburg, Lithuania
This looks like a Russian transliteration of the Biblical name Zebulon (Zevulun) in Genesis 30:20. זְבֻלֽוּן in Hebrew, זבולון in Yiddish.--
Re: Facial Comparison #photographs
The Jewish Genealogical Society of had a great talk on facial recognition tools given by Scott Genzer last February. He has a website with a facial comparison tool.
There is a link to a how-to youtube video near the bottom of the page.
He gave his email as sgenzer@... to ask for a copy of an Avoteynu article on the topic.
ViewMate Translation Requests - Hungarian #translation
I would like to request a translation of the Hungarian on two death records. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you so much,
If he was part of the Austrian Imperial Army, then the first step would be to search through the Verlustlisten (list of fallen, wounded, missing soldiers and POWs) and the "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke" (notices about wounded and sick soldiers) of the Austrian Imperial Army.
You can look at the Verlustlisten on several Websites:
(This index ist still not complete)
Here you will find the Verlustlisten and the "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke"
In both the Verlustlisten and the "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke" the regiments of the listed soldiers are mentionned.
The "Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke" also mention the military hospitals where the soldiers were treated.
If he entered the Army in Vienna you should find his Army service records in the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna.
Many records of the Kriegsarchiv of Vienna are also online on familysearch if you search via Catalogue.
From the desk of Yoram Millman, JGSGM VP Programming
The following event is organized by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami in collaboration with Temple Beth Am Library’s Sunday Salon, ANU Museum of the Jewish People and Sephardi Voices
Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.
To join us by Zoom, contact to get a link
A Slice of our Jewish Heritage Community
The Jewish Community in Morocco
Keynote speaker: Haim F. Ghiuzeli
A historian and the Director of the Databases of ANU - Museum of the Jewish People, calling live from Israel.
The presentation focuses on the centuries-old history of the family names of the Jews of Morocco. Surnames may provide an insight into the geographical origins of some families or into the occupations of their ancestors, the role they played in the life of their communities, and the way family members were perceived by their neighbors and friends. Understanding the rich linguistic background of the Jews of Morocco is an essential clue for a correct interpretation of the meaning of their family names. A knowledge of the meaning of these family names may reveal details about past Jewish life in Morocco and could be instrumental for a
successful research of family roots.
Program moderated by Professor Henry Green, Professor of Religious Studies of Judaic and Sephardi Studies at the University of Miami - founder of Sephardic Voices - whose latest book published through Just in Press is SEPHARDI VOICES:
The Untold Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands
Sephardi voice participating in the panel – Mrs. Sete Bentata,
a renowned architect born in Tetouan, Morocco, tracing her family story.
Written Звыилн Zvyiln
but sounds quite abnormal
Janet Furba, Germany
is there anyone in this forum that has done research on families from Radomysl Wielki
specifically on Keller from Radomysl and Tarnow
Re: Pre 1895 Records from Ugocsa Megye #hungary
The former Ugocsa County breaked to two parts in 1920. The Northern land became to be part of Czechoslovakia, and the Southern one is in Romania.
In North, the Nagyszolos (Vinogradiv, Selish) was the main Jewish Community, and some records are exist in Transcarpathian Archives, Ukraine.
In South, the Halmi (Halmeu) was the main Jewish Community. The Turcz births, marriages and deaths were registered in Halmi Community until 1895, but unfortunately, those records are missing, probably vanished, destroyed in 1944, or maybe in the 1950-1960's – anyway, there are not in archives, neither in Romania, nor in Ukraine. There are stories that the Halmi Jewish records were transported to Cluj or Bucharest, but I never found exact information about it, and I can't believe if those records are kept today in any archives.
Sadly, the 1848 Jewish census of Ugocsa County also not exist today.
Sandor Bacskai genealogist
Did you take into account that Nissen might have been Natan/נתן/Nathan/Nosson ? .
As you no doubt know, in ashkenazi pronunciation, the soft tav ת is pronounced "s", and so it is easy for the names Nissan (ניסן) and Natan to become convoluted with one and another.
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel