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Re: Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Sherri Bobish
 

Martin,

Is Feitelberg Brina's maiden or married name?

Approximate year of birth?  Town or region of birth?

Did she emigrate?

This info will help people advise you on your search.

Regards,

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 pre-1700 records DE LA PARRA - family #sephardic

Sherri Bobish
 

Hester,

Looks like good research tips at:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Suriname_Jewish_Records
"Records at the Family History Library

The birth, marriage and death records of the Portuguese and German Jewish Congregations are available on microfilm through the Family History Library. Many of these records are three generational as the mother's father's name is given.

Authors Aviva Ben-Ur and Rachel Frankel, have compiled the epitaphs from the headstones of the Jewish people, in theor book Remnant Stones; The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname."

"
The records of many Jews of Suriname have now been indexed and added to the Knowles Collection. These records are linked as families and available free of charged to be searched. Records are constantly added. "

Also, if you Google the words Jews Suriname you will find many websites discussing the history.

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?)


ViewMate Translation Requests - French #translation

Elynn Boss
 

I've posted 4 records in French for which I need a translations, please. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

 
 

 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
 
 
Elynn Boss
Frisco, Texas, United States
bossgen_1@...
Searching: Abrahams (New York); Gichtin/Gechtin/Gertin (Buffalo, New York and Canada); Dreishpoon/Dreyshpun (New York, Russia, France), Danovitch/Daynes (New York, Massachusetts, Poland/Russia) and associated branches.

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Elynn Boss
Frisco, Texas, United States
bossgen_1@...
Searching: Abrahams (New York); Gichtin/Gechtin/Gertin (Buffalo, New York and Canada); Dreishpoon (New York, Russia, France), Danovitch/Daynes (New York, Massachusetts, Poland/Russia) and associated branches.


Seeking burial information #usa

lmandlawitz@...
 

I’d appreciate suggestions for locating the grave of my second great grandfather Salomon (Shlomo) Feuerman (also spelled Feierman and variations) and his son Herman.  Salomon Feuerman’s Hamburg passenger record – traveling with three children (Sara, my great grandmother, 9; Hermm, 7; and Rosa, 4) – gives a departure 28 May 1884 with arrival in NY 11 June 1884. (The NY record has the children's names as Sarah, Herman, and Rosa.) Salomon was listed as about 53, a workman (arbeiter) from Bohemia. Any trace of Salomon and Herman seems to end once they arrived.  Salomon’s two other children Adolph and Emma followed several years later.  According to my late father, Salomon and his wife Mari (Marjem, Miriam) Waldmann were buried in Brooklyn’s Washington Cemetery.  In fact, I now know Mari never emigrated.  I recently found Mari Waldmann in SubCarpathia Jewish Deaths.  She died 18 April 1899 in Zabrogy, Hungary – now Zabrid, Ukraine, just above Velikyi Bereznyi in Ung megye.  Salomon’s traveling entourage had last resided in Dubka, Hungary, a tiny settlement outside of Zabrogy.  Mari’s death record specifies “Widow. Husband was Salamon Feuerman; family lived in Zabrogy.” Another clue for Salomon may be the 1848 Hungarian census record for Abraham Feirman and wife Frimet Gluck with 8 children, including a Salamon (age matches my Salomon’s passenger record), all born in Zabrogy. I need Salomon’s matzeva to see if his father’s name was Abraham and to be assured of his mother and siblings. I’ve photographed graves for my great grandmother Sarah and her husband Sol (Simon) Blachman at Washington Cemetery as well as Sol’s parents and 2nd great grandparents on another line; for graves of Adolph Feuerman and sister Rosa (Abenstein) at Mt. Judah and sister Emma (Wagner) at Baron Hirsch on Staten Island.  In any case, I know Mt. Judah and Baron Hirsch were established after the period during which I suspect Salomon and Herman died.  Adolph named his eldest son Solomon (born 1902), I would presume for his father although Adolph’s father-in-law was also a Solomon (Wilensky), who last appears in the 1900 census and for whom I’ve found no further information.  Herman must have died by 1903, when Adolph’s son Herman was born. Emma also named a son Herman, born 1906.  I’ve traced Sarah and Sol to NYC when they married (1889), Brooklyn (1894), Bronx (1896), and Bayonne (1900) before they moved permanently to Brooklyn.  If Sarah and Sol took responsibility for the burial of her father and brother, Washington Cemetery still seems likely, but I’m told there is no record of them there. One of the people in the cemetery office has suggested that records when I imagine Salomon died (between 1884 and 1899) and Herman (between 1884 and 1903) “were poorly kept” and that perhaps I should walk around and inspect graves in and around Sarah’s grave to see if I can find the two graves.  I suppose it’s possible that Salomon returned with or without Herman to Hungary, but otherwise I would have to believe there must be a record of his death and burial in New York.  How might I go about looking further?  Lynda Mandlawitz

 


Re: Seeking a publisher to print my family history #general

lisab5308@...
 

I have used Blurb to publish a number of books, including an 8" by 10" hardcover volume on my ancestry.  I was pleased with the quality of both pictures and text.  It is a bit pricey.  The cost for the ancestry book ten years ago was about 55 dollars a copy, and they were only about 160 pages each. Back then, however, you paid by the page.  It may be different now.  I also don't know if Blurb has a size limit.  You may want to divide your work into volumes or possibly reduce the number of pages somehow (maybe smaller size photos?)

Good luck with your publishing.

Lisa Bracco
Researching:  Myszne, Glowacz, Chodakiewicz, Kawkiewicz, Srebrowicz, Kronberg-Poland
Goldhamer, Beder (Bader)-Poland/Ukraine


Searching for Thomas A. Tresnan #records

dcperry28@...
 

Seeking info on Thomas A. Tresnan, born in Philadelphia, PA, about 1880. Mother Therese Heim Scharlach of London UK. Father unknown.Mother returned to UK, leaving baby in Phila where he was raised by Tresnan family. Diane Perry dcperry28@...

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Re: Seeking a publisher to print my family history #general

ninaschw
 

Dear Rich,
All of the above suggestions look helpful.

Self-publishing usually requires you to send the book to the publisher as an already formatted pdf document.

A retired graphic designer, I can turn your manuscript and pictures into a truly professional-looking book that complies with all publisher requirements. I have designed several Yizkor books for JewishGen. If you are interested, please contact me at the email below.

Best wishes,

--
Nina Schwartz
artstop@...


Re: September 2021 Summary of IAJGS Records/Family Search and Poland microfilms #poland #records

Sarah L Meyer
 

Yes there are.  You need to go to a Family History Center - and take a large capacity flash drive.  When you find the records you want right click and save image as to your flash drive.  Do not be fooled by anyone there who says if you attach it to your "tree" that you can view from home - because I tried it with one record and it did not work when I got home.   What I did was make a rather long list of records in Excel from JRI Poland and then when I went to Salt Lake (in 2019) I found most of them with the help of a wonderful Polish lady.   The agreement that FS made with the Polish government is that the records can only be viewed in a FHL.  That said I could have gone to a local FHL - but chose not to, as my husband had professional meetings near Salt Lake and also wanted to research at the University.

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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: Seeking a publisher to print my family history #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I have looked into Lulu but have not used it myself.  
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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: Seeking a publisher to print my family history #general

David Cantor
 

Rich

600 pages in one fell swoop seems like an ambitious target and a very hefty and possibly unwieldy book, would it be better to divide the publication up into time periods, geography, or family groupings?  I realise that this may create cross-reference issues.  I have some experience in publishing one-offs with the likes of Blurb and also self-publishing,

Blurb is expensive but then your family history is priceless, This is where I would start as a test.  The BookWright software is free to download and I have used it prepare drafts that were later self-published.  You will be able to use standard jpegs and you can cut and paste text from Word files. If you find that this isn't for you, it will have cost you only time but the experience will probably be helpful.  This approach will likely help in determining important issues like sequencing and proofing.

Self-publishing, you need a different mindset preparing files that are print-ready for a commercial printer.  It is not like sending jobs from your computer to your ink jet printer.  You will require PDF files created in something like Adobe InDesign.  If the requirement is the same in the US as the UK, every page will need to be a separate file, so that's 600 files numbered sequentially.  I use Affinity Publisher which is inexpensive and very capable, it costs about $65.00 here in the UK, you can of course download it in the US probably for time-limited trial.  As you can guess, the final cost to have your book published commercially will depend greatly on the number of copies printed.

Good luck

David Cantor


Picture of 2 stones at New Montefiore #photographs #usa

gnome-is-now
 

Hi there,
I am wondering if anyone has a trip planned before winter to the New Montefiore Cemetery. I would love a photo of the following two stones. I am prepared to cover costs.  
 
 
First Name Last Name Age Date of Death Div. Block Row Grave Sec. Plot Society name
SANDRA BARASH 83 6/23/2017   3 8 140R 5   TEMPLE SINAI OF ROSLYN
First Name Last Name Age Date of Death Div. Block Row Grave Sec. Plot Society name
PHILIP M. BARASH 85 5/3/2017   3 8 139R 5   TEMPLE SINAI OF ROSLYN
Many Thanks,
Naomi Finkelstein
Winnipeg, MB CA
JewishGen ID:  358299


Re: Looking for pre-1700 records DE LA PARRA - family #sephardic

David Mendoza
 

I can see that some members of a PARRA family were arrested by the Portuguese Inquisition in the early 18th Century. They had come from Murcia in Spain. Don't know if they relate to yours. A bit later someone of that surname from “Martjena” (Sint Maarten near Curacao? Martinique? Somewhere else) was married in Amsterdam. There was also a PARRA family in Jamaica.

Watch Aviva Ben-Ur’s talk on Suriname to the Sephardic Genealogical Society. https://www.sephardic.world/sephardic-world

The Society's site links to the key Sephardic genealogy groups.


Best wishes,

David Mendoza, London


A Moroccan Jewish Genealogical Journey #sephardic

contact@...
 

Through family lore and document-based genealogy, Raquel Levy-Toledano
'discovered' a great-grandfather born in Manchester, England. But what she
had been told was wrong! Genetic genealogy introduced her to a whole new
family: the Levy Belfsahi of Mogador in Morocco.

Her genealogical journey highlighted the need for better organised research
into Moroccan Jewish genealogy. Moroccan rabbinic lineages are
well-documented, but sources on other families are often inaccessible or
non-existent. Frequently the main source of information is oral family
history. Raquel shares her experience and offers guidance.

Raquel Levy-Toledano is a medical doctor and holds a PhD in biology. She
founded the Généalogie des Juifs du Maroc Facebook group in September 2019,
and it now has more than 4,000 members. She is curator at Geni where she
strives, with others, to connect Moroccan Jewish families and to restore
family ties that would otherwise be lost. She is a co-administrator of the
Avotaynu Y-DNA Project and recently co-founded NAJMA, a genealogical society
dedicated to Moroccan and Algerian Jews.

The meeting is on 10 October 2021 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm London, 8pm
Paris/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,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic Genealogical Society


A New Book in German about the Adoption of Surnames in Galicia and Bukovina #galicia #ukraine #names #austria-czech

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

A new book based on a Ph.D. thesis about the process of adoption of surnames in Galicia and Bukovina just came out
 
 in Germany. Here is the link
 
 
The author is working on an English summary.
 
Jacob Rosen
 
Jerusalem
 
 


Re: Seeking a publisher to print my family history #general

krausj2@...
 

Beware of a lot of "shark" companies out there that charge a lot to deliver very little.

I have never taken the plunge myself, but I have looked into self-publishing over the last couple decades. I have heard good things about Amazon's model, though I haven't had the chance to follow up. As I understand it, they can be good for providing e-book (Kindle) editions which are obviously cheaper and easier to deliver if you have family who may not want to pay what will likely be substantial money for a printed copy of that length. I believe they can also provide those printed copies, though -- and on-demand through Createspace.

Please don't consider that a recommendation, though, just a place you might consider as you investigate.
--
Joe Kraus
krausj2@...


Re: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY #photographs #usa

Lynn Caporale
 

If someone does go to Beth David with a camera, I have one additional suggestion,

I was there on a quiet weekday, visiting my beloved Grandparents, few other people there, a large silent expanse of graves.

It led me to reflect on the millions of Jews who came here in the years from 1880-1924 bringing their hard work and devotion to family and our communities, enriching our worlds, (In 1924 the Reed-Johnson Act --named for the Republican Congressman and Senator whose bill imposed strict quotas on immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe —trapped millions in Europe in time for the Holocaust),

So many of these good and courageous people, inspired refugees escaping pogroms and other horrific treatment, who came to the “Golden Land”, now lie there, quietly,

I was thinking perhaps a photograph of that vast expanse of graves would be meaningful,

Lynn Caporale


Re: My Hebrew Name #names

Feige Stern
 

Willa,
Do you know who you are named for?  That may provide a clue.
Here are a couple of ideas for you:
If you live in the US and your parents, grandparents or great grandparents immigrated here, try looking for their passenger arrival record.  It's possible they used their Hebrew name when they immigrated. 
I don't know where you are on your genealogical journey, but you may need to construct a family tree that includes birth and death dates.  Jewish people name after the dead, so you need to look for people who died before your birth.
There are no rules, but commonly people choose a Hebrew name that begins with the same letter or sound in Hebrew.
Try checking the Jewishgen given names information.    https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GivenNames/
There is a lot of great information there!
Other ideas:
If your family was affiliated with a local synagogue, check there.
Gravestones are a great source of Jewish names.  
If you have death records for people in your family, there should be a funeral home listed.  If you get lucky, the home might be in existence and have records.
Your local historical society may keep records from local synagogues or funeral homes.

Best of luck in your search,

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH


Re: My Hebrew Name #names

Shlomo Katz
 

Here are some possibilities:
1. If your parents belonged to a synagogue, it may have records--not necessarily a record of your birth, but even membership records may list names of children.
2. If you are named after a deceased relative, try to locate that person's tombstone.
3. If you have living older relatives, perhaps they remember.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if you find an answer through this or other methods, if you are seeking this information for a religious purpose such as getting married or divorced, you must inform the officiating rabbi that you are not certain what your name is and tell him how you came to the conclusion that you came to. He will then decide whether to rely on your research for the religious purpose.
Good luck,

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring MD


Help needed to ascertain Blumberg family variant first names #names

Martin Blumberg
 

Brina Feitelberg

I’ve been trying to track down my 2nd ggm without success, so am trying through her husband, Abraham, my paternal 2nd ggf or my ggf Schmerl.

 

He  is usually referred to as Schmariyahu or Schmerl.  One of my ancestors, whom I believe to be a son of Smariyahu / Schmerl has Simcha as the father’s name on his headstone.   I am trying to research if Simcha and Schmerl and Smariyahu are variants of the same name in order to verify that this ancestor is a son of Schmariyahu/Schmerl.

Thank you for any insight you can give.

 

Martin Blumberg

Melbourne, Australia

 

 


IGRA Free Webinar “From Liepaja to Latgale: Latvian Jewish Research” #events #latvia

Elena Bazes
 

Join the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) for our upcoming free webinar, “From Liepaja to Latgale: Latvian Jewish Research” by Marion Werle on October 17th, 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm ET

Advance Registration Required:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAld-qhpjMjGdVYguB5dShotBipIxtl1Wbd

In recent years, the number of resources available to the Jewish researcher with Latvian roots has increased exponentially. This talk will introduce the core sources to further your Latvian research. The presentation covers vital records (birth, marriage and death), censuses, revision lists and house lists, internal passports, the Latvia Research Division databases on JewishGen, newspaper articles, and Holocaust resources, including the Latvia Names Project. Recent filming in the Latvian State Historical Archives by FamilySearch has added to the availability of documents and created a wealth of information in unindexed documents. This presentation will also be of interest to researchers with family from Lithuania, as there were close ties between the two areas, with many families having families that extend into both countries.

 Marion Werle began family history research 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and a co-director of the JewishGen Latvia Reasearch Division.  A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research and the ProGen study group. Marion has written two unpublished family histories, The Skuders from Skud, about one of her family branches from Lithuania, and a history of her brother-in-law’s family, The Wilsons of Washington County, PA – from Hopewell Township to Santa Ana, California. Marion has also spoken at several IAJGS conferences and local genealogical societies in the Southern California area. She was a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society Writers Group for several years, which gave her the opportunity to hone her family history writing skills. She teaches a writing class for JewishGen education and has an ongoing interest in applying general genealogical methodology standards to Jewish research.

 

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair 

 

 

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