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Re: Polish/Austrian Jewish or NO? #poland #usa

LISBETH
 

Hi Julie
 
In my own genealogical research experience (for over 15 years!) The most important thing is to find the birth certificates of your grandparents. If you know their dates and place of birth and / or dates of death, you can start building your tree on FamilySearch and / or Geni.com.
Ancestry and My heritage are paid sites for obtaining documents or contacting contributors.
 
The 1st site is free. It is owned by Mormons, who digitized most church records, both Catholic / Protestant, and Jewish.
By simply entering the complete civil status of the ancestors, their search engine offers you documents that are immediately searchable, if the microfilms have been translated. If they haven't already been, you will need to search the microfilm of the place of birth for each parent. It is often tedious but it allows you to advance in your research.
You can also create the same tree on Geni.com, which is also largely free.
If you do not have access to paid documents, other contributors to the site will be able to grow your tree for free. I found several cousins ​​still alive thanks to these two sites.
 
If you need more explanation, you can write to me in private.
Good luck

Elisabeth Stamminger 



Re: GOLDBERG from Zychlin, Leczyca or Lodz, Poland #poland

Pam Shoebridge
 

Hi 
I have GOLDBERGS in my family tree who married into the RING (RYNG) family. The Ring family came from Zychlin and are on my paternal side.  Also from Lecyzyca I have IZBICKI (ISBITSKY) on my maternal side. I understand that the original GOLDBERG family may have been GILFUCHS and am not sure where they came from.  They all ended up in London in the late 1890's to early 1900's.
None of the Goldberg names here seem to resonate with my Goldbergs but there could be a link somewhere.
Thanks 
Pam Shoebridge
RING (RYNG),  IZBICKI (ISBITSKY, ISBEY), TRZMIL (SAMUELS)


Orange County JGS Meeting on Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific Time with Arthur Kurzweil #announcements

Michelle Sandler
 

The Orange County California JGS is having their October meeting on Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific Time.  Our speaker will be Arthur Kurzweil, a Pioneer in Jewish Genealogy.  Registration is required.  To register go to www.ocjgs.org.  Members are free and non members are $5 which is payable on our website.  Good Shabbos.
 
Michelle Sandler
President OCJGS
Vice President of Programming OCJGS
Librarian OCJGS
Westminster, California


Re: Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records

Stanley Diamond
 

As part of its mission to index/extract the Jewish records of Poland, JRI-Poland has 
fully extracted all the surviving Ostrołęka vital records not covered by Polish laws 
protecting personal data.   They include:

Records in the Pułtusk branch of the Polish State Archives
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     Births 1852-1861    
     Deaths 1830-1867, 1917-1921   
     Marriages 1826-1829, 1917-1921, 1923-1924 
     
Records in the Ostrołęka Museum
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Marriages 1830-1843  

Records in the Ostrołęka Civil Records Office
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   Births 1918-1920    
   Deaths 1925, 1927-1928, 1933, 1936 
   Marriages  1925, 1927-1928, 1930, 1933, 1936 
     
However, the pre-1900 online records are only partially extracted and the 20th century 
records are not online. 

In the process of fully extracting the 19th century records of Ostrołęka, during which time
towns of registration, birth, death and marriage were added, it was discovered that they
include some of the previously "missing" Jewish vital records of Goworowo (located 
23 km South of Ostrołęka).

For information on Ostrołęka records wrote to ostroleka@...
For information on Goworowo records, write to goworow@... 

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.   (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

10a.
 
Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records
From: Dov Skiba
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:52:10 EDT

Searching Skiba family from Ostroleka.

In the Familysearch catalog there is a mention of "Poland, Warszawa, Ostrołęka, Ostrołęka, Jewish records : PL_79_425, 1919";   PL_79_425_0_0_15 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania Mojżeszowego Ostrołęka, PL_79_425_0_0_15, ca. 1918–1918 (Files of civil status of the Mosaic faith). 

Have those files been incorporated in JewishGen/JRI database? Are available for review?

Any help will greatly appreciated.

Dov Skiba
SKIBA, LEVI(NG)TON, BERK, PRUSCIA - Ostroleka-Poland, Argentina, Russia, Israel
BARENBOIM, LISACHEVSKY, STEINMAGEN - Warsaw-Poland, Argentina, France, Australia 


JewishGen Talks: Jews in the US Military #JewishGenUpdates #usa #education

Avraham Groll
 

Upcoming JewishGen Talk: Jews in the US Military

Join us for Researching Jewish Families in America, a special series of JewishGen Talks highlighting archives, museums, and historical society collections of interest to family historians. This talk will focus on researching Jews who served in the U.S. military, and will feature resources and guidance on finding records to document military participation. Speakers include: Pamela Elbe (Director of Collections, Archives and Exhibits, National Museum of American Jewish Military History), Rachel Silverman (Genealogist, Operation Benjamin), Eliza Kolander (Strategic Partnership Manager, The Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the American Civil War), and Ellen Kowitt (National Vice Chair, Jewish Task Force, Daughters of the American Revolution & Director, JewishGen USA Research Division)

Register now by visiting: https://bit.ly/JGTalks-USMilitary


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

David Lewin
 

At 18:30 22/10/2021, Peter Cohen wrote:
Acacia and Bayside are fairly large and there is no on-site office
staff to inquire about a location. Before going, call the
management office (same office for Bayside, Acacia & Mokom
Sholom). The number I have is (516)295-4350. I think that is the
administrator's cell phone number and I do not know if she still
works there, since it has been 2 or 3 years since I last called.
But, if not, there should be a way to find the current number online.
--
Peter Cohen
California

Sadly the collector of Data who with a team of individuals recorded
the names and details of the burials in those cemeteries, Florence
MARMOR, is no longer with us.

I have the computerized listing of that work

David Lewin
London


Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records

Dov Skiba
 

Searching Skiba family from Ostroleka.

In the Familysearch catalog there is a mention of "Poland, Warszawa, Ostrołęka, Ostrołęka, Jewish records : PL_79_425, 1919";   PL_79_425_0_0_15 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania Mojżeszowego Ostrołęka, PL_79_425_0_0_15, ca. 1918–1918 (Files of civil status of the Mosaic faith). 

Have those files been incorporated in JewishGen/JRI database? Are available for review?

Any help will greatly appreciated.

Dov Skiba

SKIBA, LEVI(NG)TON, BERK, PRUSCIA - Ostroleka-Poland, Argentina, Russia, Israel

BARENBOIM, LISACHEVSKY, STEINMAGEN - Warsaw-Poland, Argentina, France, Australia 


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

Peter Cohen
 

Acacia and Bayside are fairly large and there is no on-site office staff to inquire about a location.  Before going, call the management office (same office for Bayside, Acacia & Mokom Sholom).  The number I have is (516)295-4350. I think that is the administrator's cell phone number and I do not know if she still works there, since it has been 2 or 3 years since I last called. But, if not, there should be a way to find the current number online.
--
Peter Cohen
California


Polish/Austrian Jewish or NO? #poland #usa

juldengler@...
 

Hi! I am trying to find out if my Polish great grandfather and grandmother emmigrated to the US to escape persecution for their faith in the first wave of people leaving Easter Europe pre-WWII (they arrived in the US in 1907). Their daughter - my grandmother - was raised Catholic in a Polish neighborhood in Philadelphia, but she once told me that her father read the Yiddish newspaper (delivered to their home). I was very interested by that - where did he learn to read Yiddish? She said that he read it b/c his employees (he was a tailor/garment supervisor) were Jewish. I am not convinced. 

She has since passed but did agree to do an ancestry screening for me when she was still with us. Her results showed 1% Jewish ancestry but have increased since her listing on ancestry.com has circulated. 

Where should I start? Is it possible they changed their faith after fleeing? Are there other stories of this in the US? 

Thank you for any insight and/or direction you can provide! 

Julie Dengler 
Philadelphia PA
juldengler@...


Re: Jeweszany #general #poland

Jill Whitehead
 

Wizajny is in the current Northern part of Suwalki on the borders with Lithuania. It stayed in Poland when the borders were redrawn in 1919 after WW1. It is very close to Lake Vistytis, formerly Wiestieniec, which did go into Lithuania in 1919. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK
Former UK rep on Suwalki Lomza Interest group (now defunct) 
Researching ancestral towns in Suwalki - Vistytis (now Lithuania), and in Poland - Sejny, Augustow, Raczki, Suwalki town, Krasnopol etc.
And Rajgrod in adjacent Lomza gubernia.


Re: How to Find a Name Change #poland #names

skparker@...
 

The changing of the name via US Naturalization is noted on the back side of the Order admitting the person as a citizen. I can't tell you how many times I scrolled over the paperwork and never moved the page forward before I found mine!.  The other way to LEGALLY change a name is thru a court procedure. I Have also found them occassionally included on the 3x5 cards that some states have made available.   People were, however, free to call themselves whatever they liked, and there is frequently no record of a name a change. In Illinois, it is done via a case type called a Miscellaneous Remedy in the Civil Court.
--
Sandra Parker


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen.org Facebook page #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

“Maybe, maybe the storm will pass over us and not touch us…”
In 1941, the “non-aggression” agreement between Germany and the Soviet Union (known as the Malenkov-Ribbentrop Pact) came to an end after just two years. The pact had allowed both countries to carve out spheres of influence in Europe and gave each a free hand to each to carry out their conquests — until Hitler, having bought the time he needed, launched an invasion against his “ally.”
Some in Orheyev (Orhei), Moldova hoped for the impossible, that the onslaught they feared might not come, but for most, it was a debate between fleeing for their lives or, at least, dying in their own beds.
But for those determined to flee, the unhappy question was summed up in the title of this chapter of Orheyev’s Yizkor book: “Where Does One Run to ?!”
Riva Milshteyn-Rozenfeld’s account describes the attempts to get somewhere to safety that met obstacles at almost every turn. Her journeys with her children were marked by exhaustion, hunger and misery.
“The best and the richest pages from my life story were torn away…and a new leaf, a leaf with inhuman humiliation, from indescribable bitter hunger, hardship and mental anguish and rivers of tears…the page from…homelessness taking shape in my heart.”
 

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Addendum to JGSPBC posting #announcements

Walter Rosenthal
 

Apologies:
Time for JGSPBC presentation on November 10 is 1PM ET. If you need a fresh copy of the announcement, I can provide it. Sorry, again and thanks

Walter Rosenthal
waltrose864@...


Re: Help deciphering a civil wedding certificate, Johannesburg (1936) #southafrica

MosheO
 

Thanks everyone for their input and help. I've been making some progress on this one. The address listed on the certificate is 29 Muller Street, Yeoville.

I have now also found the death certificate for a Rabbi William Woolf, whose place of death was listed as 59 Muller Street, Yeoville and who died in 1940. 

I am going to contact local synagogues close to Yeoville to find out more about him, so if anyone is connected to these communities or knows who I could contact, please let me know. Thanks also for the tips about SA Jewish Facebook groups.

Thanks again to everyone,

Matthew Owen.

London, UK.


Re: Tracking down family in Lithuania! #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

jackiebaron7, Steve Goldberg,

The vast majority of Lithuanian vital records up to the WWWI era were filmed by the Family History Library and are posted on familysearch. However, they are not indexed on familysearch. They were indexed by LitvakSIG and may be searched, free of charge, through the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database (https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/). The LitvakSIG results, in many cases, include a pointer to the familysearch film, but even those that don't (or say "not filmed") may have been filmed by now. For help in navigating to the correct image once you have the right film, see https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/fhl-film-navigation/.

If you become a qualified donor to one of the LitvakSIG district research groups (eg, Kaunas) you will have access to all the record indexes for that district in the form of Excel spreadsheets, which facilitate search. https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/

One tip regarding the name BARON - be sure to also search BARAN. In handwritten records, A and O are often hard to distinguish. There are hundreds of vital records in the database for both versions of this name.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG
vhrproject@...


This Sunday: From Cobblers to Cosmopolitans: The Baruch Lousada Story #sephardic

contact@...
 

How did a family of local Portuguese cobblers become merchants on the world
stage? Julian Land tells the story of his research on the Baruch Lousada
family. He will discuss nine members of this illustrious lineage, as we
follow the Baruch Lousada from brushes with the Inquisition to the founding
of Bevis Marks, commercial success in the Caribbean, and ennoblement in
Spain. The family is a classic example of how Sephardic families spread
across the globe.

Julian Land trained in theoretical physics and mathematics followed by a
thirty year career in commercial client relations with Australia's national
science research corporation, CSIRO. He descends for the Lousada family and
runs the popular www.barrow-lousada.org website.

The meeting is on 24 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 World


Re: Tracking down family in Lithuania! #lithuania

ramot418@...
 

I too would like to know if there are any Lithuanian vital records (birth, marriage, death) on-line, similar to the Latvian Raduraksti site, for example.  I already know about the Revision Lists and the Litvak SIGs.
--
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rossein), Lithuania


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure. Anne Dublin. Wednesday, 27 October 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure

Jewish Orphans from Poland to Ontario

 

Speaker: Anne Dublin

 

VIRTUAL MEETING: Join from Home

 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

PRESENTATION: Anne Dublin will speak about researching and writing her historical novel for young people, Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure (Second Story Press, 2021). Through an interactive PowerPoint presentation, Anne will describe the voyage of thirty-eight Jewish orphans from Poland to Georgetown, Ontario, in 1927, their lives at the Canadian Jewish Farm School, and their concert in Carnegie Hall, New York. The themes of friendship, antisemitism, and music are the threads that are interwoven in her presentation. This novel was inspired by historical events about Morris Saxe, who is sometimes called the “Canadian Schindler.”

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY: Anne Dublin was born in a displaced persons camp in Salzburg, Austria. She and her family came to Canada in 1948 as part of the "Garment Workers' Scheme," or "Tailor Project." Anne grew up in Toronto, and attended York University and the University of Wisconsin. She was an elementary school teacher and librarian for over 25 years in Nairobi, Kingston, Winnipeg, and Toronto. Anne writes biographies and historical novels for young people, as well as short stories for adults. She has won or been nominated for a number of awards, including the Canadian Jewish Book Award and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (Youth). She is presently working on a collective biography of Jewish women.

 

 

 

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 27 October.

 

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.

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

info@...     www.jgstoronto.ca    Tel: 647-247-6414

twitter: jgsoftoronto                                         facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

jscherer@...

 


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Ukraine SIG Meeting. Jewish Life in Ukraine. Marla Waltman. Monday, 25 October at 7:30 p.m. ET. #ukraine #announcements

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

UKRAINE SIG

Jewish Life in Ukraine: A selected history from 800 to 1914

Speaker: Marla Waltman

VIRTUAL MEETING: Join from Home

Monday, 25 October at 7:30 p.m. ET.

 

The JGS Toronto Ukraine Special Interest Group (SIG) provides an opportunity for members and registered guests to focus on subjects of interest for those with ancestors from Ukraine.

This presentation, “Jewish Life in Ukraine: A selected history from 800 to 1914”, will provide an introduction to the history of Ukraine as it pertains to Jewish settlement, from early recorded records, through the years of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Russian Empire, to 1914 and the start of the First World War. Given the length of the period covered, the presentation will examine the major political events and economic realities that had an impact on Jews and their neighbours. Its emphasis will be on the lands now part of modern Ukraine that were annexed by Catherine II (known as Catherine the Great by Russians) for the Russian Empire in 1772, and known as the Pale of Settlement. 

Marla Waltman, a former President of JGS Toronto and current Board member, was born in Toronto. Her paternal grandparents emigrated to Canada from Ukraine in the 1920s following other family members who arrived as early as 1905. Marla received a B.A. in History and Anthropology from York University and an M.A. in History from Queen’s University. Over a 32 year career, she worked in Ottawa as an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, policy advisor on heritage institutions and the Canadian music industry at Canadian Heritage, policy chief at the Canadian Literacy Secretariat, and Chief of the Culture Statistics Program at Statistics Canada. Her passion is genealogical research and sharing what she has learned with others.

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 25 October.

 

This month’s Ukraine Special Interest Group (SIG) programme is open to both members and non-members. The recording for this SIG will only be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website. As per our policy, we will return to keeping future SIG programmes and their recordings open only to JGS Toronto members.

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

info@...     www.jgstoronto.ca    Tel: 647-247-6414

twitter: jgsoftoronto                                         facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

jscherer@...

 

 


Re: Jeweszany #general #poland

Renee Steinig
 

Whatever's entered on the manifest is a place name. It has nothing to
do with the family's religion.

It may well have been misspelled, like many places entered on ship manifests.

You might try searching the JewishGen Gazetteer
(https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp) for localities
containing the letters ANY. Set the search so it will show distance
from the city of Suwalki and when you get results, search by distance.
Then look through the results for possibilities, paying attention to
the types of characters in the handwritten entry -- for example, there
are no ascending lower-case letters (b, d, f, h, k, l, t).

One possibility: Zwierzany, Poland.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

--

David Rosen <rosens@...> wrote:

You can find the Nov 3, 1908 New York ship arrival for this family on
Ancestry.com. The name is indexed as Janos Nakstutis. Unfortunately
the handwriting on this list does not make the place of birth any
clearer.

---

Geoffrey Makstutis wrote:

... I've got a copy of a ship's passenger list with a group that
shares my surname (and, apparently, there are DNA links). I'm trying
to figure out where these individuals are from. This is the page
showing the passenger list:

https://www.public-juling.de/passagierlisten/listen.php?ArchivIdent=STAB-24.10.1908_4,57/5-60_M&start=151&pers=&ankunftshafen=New%20York&abreisehafen=Bremen&lang=en

The individuals (a family) are lines 104-109. The 'State or Province'
as Suwalki makes sense (a 'county' in northern Poland). Russland makes
sense, as at the time much of this region was within the Russian
sphere of influence.

Jewszany is the part that is giving me trouble. It doesn't appear to
be a city (at least I can find nothing). I've seen 'zhany' appear in
place names throughout Central Europe, so I wonder if 'zany' might be
a variant.

The more interesting part, for me, is 'Jewes'. I'm wondering whether
this indicates that they were Jewish. In my family research, I've
found a few things that point to the possibility that my father's
family may have converted to Catholicism when they arrived in the US,
but I've never found anything definitely points to this.

So, does anyone know what "Jeweszany" might mean? Or where "Jeweszany" might be?

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