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Naftali from Sveksna #lithuania

estherahr@...
 

Tomorrow is Naftali's 97 birthday. Naftalai is one of the 6 people from Sveskna, Lithuania that suvived the Holocaust. He now lives inSydney Australia with his wife Hana.She comes from a Shtetl near Svevksna ; but her family went to Australia before the Holocaust. Ihave ben corcspomnding with them for quite a few yeas and feel asif they are may family.Perhaps? I am so interested in Sveksna and wrote about it and organized a website for the Sveksna that was, for my Grandfather -Zacharia Marcus came from there.
Esther (Herschman)Rechtshafner,
Kibburz Ein-Zurim,
Israel


Possible descendancy from Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

A deceased greatuncle of mine wrote a note stating that his maternal
grandmother was a descendant of Reb Chaim of Volozhin. I've checked
several published trees and have not found any mention of her. There
are family lore that we may be connected through R' Chaim's son
(Itzaleh)'s daughter who married a LANDAU. According to published
biographies, the LANDAU couple died relatively young during Itzaleh'
lifetime . Again according to family lore, Itzaleh took our
ancestress to her marriage canopy as her parents had died.

My (above) great great grandmother was Sarah Hinde (Schatz?) who
married Shlomo KANTOR of Pinsk. When Shlomo passed away suddenly, she
made aliya to Jerusalem with their 4 orphaned children. The son, Chaim
Dov, became well-known as the Mashgiach of the Yekev (wineery) in
Zichron Yacov. My great grandmother married Yacov Gedalia SCHECHTER of
Jerusalem.

I would be happy to hear from anyone knowledgeable as to Reb. Chaim's
tree if they could confirm the above.

From what I have learned, another sister of Chaim Dov married
ROSTOWSKI, who seems to have been a descendant of Reb. Chaim's
brother, Shlomo Zalman. Its possible that my greatuncle was confused
by the fact that his mother's sister's husband was connected to the
Volozhin family.

Tia.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Argentina birth record needed #latinamerica #records

Liliana Weintraub
 

You can try here https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/tramites/solicitud-de-partidas# if the person was born in Capital Federal. The page has instructions about how to proceed. However, it might take time and not always do they do a proper research in their archive. 
 
Good luck!
 
Liliana Weintraub - Buenos Aires 
Argentina 


Publishing a Family History Book #general

David Cantor
 

A short while back, a member sought help with regard to publishing a family history book of some 600 pages.  I cannot remember who it was and I have been over zealous in clearing out my emails.
On reflection, there were many comments including my own about the hazards of self-publishing and I have been wondering if the original poster gave up heart or took the advice to take up the offer from Nina Schwartz.  Either way, it would be good to know the route taken (I may have missed it)
If the project is still in limbo, this is what I would do.  This list is not exhaustive but it is the basis for a framework

1. Break down the project into manageable segments - perhaps 4 or 5 separate editions - you decide.
2. Put the relevant files into separate folders on your computer, Edition 1, Edition 2, etc, etc - have a robust backup regime.
3. Get the BookWright free software from Blurb and watch their tutorials.
4. Practice on Volume 1 until happy with the result.
5. Create a low-resolution PDF file for proofing - this is unsuitable for printing.
6. There is no commitment until the book is uploaded to the Blurb web site, if you are still not sure, the draft will be deleted after a shortish period but you will still have the project on your computer.
6. Decide on the cover type and paper quality (go for the best you can afford).
7. Before ordering the book, it's possible to purchase a high quality PDF that could be printable at home but I see no point in this unless to distribute digitally at low cost to family members.
8. Look for discounts on the Blurb web site, they are frequent and can range from 25% - 30% and occasionally higher.
9. Order a copy of volume 1 and if happy - proceed to Volume 2 and so on.

A reasonable level of computer literacy should be adequate to achieve excellent results.

If all this fails, hire a grandchild or Nina Schwartz 

I hope this is of use to the original poster and anyone else contemplating a similar exercise.  I used Blurb for a similar but much smaller project and was delighted with the result

David Cantor


Re: Argentina birth record needed #latinamerica #records

Janet Furba
 

Ask by a written letter the civil birth, dead, marriage registration bureau of the place.
Janet Furba,
Germany


Re: What name is this on a ship manifest? #translation

crystalbrown3431@...
 

I concur with the other commentaters-Gerson.Compare the first letter of the name with the "g" in Hamburg on the ship's manifest at the top of the page.

Richard Brown
Glastonbury, CT


Re: Argentina birth record needed #latinamerica #records

Yoni Kupchik
 

Argentinian citizens with a DNI number can request a digital copy of a birth/death/marriage record that took place in the city of Buenos Aires through this site - https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/tramites/solicitud-de-partidas. One needs to know the exact spelling of the last name, otherwise they will not find it. It costs 650 Pesos (about 7 USD). 

Yoni Kupchik


JGS of Greater Boston November Zoom Programs #announcements #events #holocaust #names

Jessie Klein
 

Nov.7 1:30-3:30pm EST-Sallyann Amdur Sack – What You Need to Know About Jewish Family Names. Free for JGS of Greater Boston members, $5:00 for non-members.  Information at www.jgsgb.org

Nov. 21 1:30-3:30pm EST-Samuel Kassow – Time Capsules Under the Rubble: The Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. This program is co-sponsored with Hebrew College. It is free and open to the public, but people who are not JGS of Greater Boston members are asked to register at www.jgsgb.org.

Thank you,
Jessie Klein
Co-President
JGS of Greater Boston


Re: Argentina birth record needed #latinamerica #records

Barbara Ellman
 

Civil Registration records for Buenos Aires are not online.

The info file on Jewish Gen has information on the requesting of records
https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/argentina.html

I had tried once to order a record from the US, but was unsuccessful.  I finally paid a researcher to get me the record I needed.  I wish you luck.
--
Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, STEIN, CAPLAN - Entre Rios & Buenos Aires, Arggentina
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Re: What name is this on a ship manifest? #translation

Susan&David
 

Looking at the handwriting on this and other pages of the manifest leads me to agree with name Gerson.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 10/23/2021 6:21 PM, Diane Jacobs wrote:
Husband’s name looks like Gerson.

Diane Jacobs


On Oct 23, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Bob Silverstein <bobsilverstein@...> wrote:

I cannot read this name on a ship manifest.  The family, Diament on lines 16 to 18,  was traveling to the husband and father.  The first word is husband but I cannot figure out name itself.  The full page is also attached.

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Thanks.
--
Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).
<New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists _including Castle Garden and Ellis Island_, 1820-1_8_.jpg>

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Upcoming Programs from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh #announcements #jgs-iajgs #events

Steve Jaron
 

Hello All - wanted to pass along some reminders and announcements from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh.
On October 31st at 1pm Eastern (US) The Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh will be hosting "Ask The Experts" with Tammy Hepps, Caitlin Hollander, Jarrett Ross, and Michael Waas for our International Jewish Genealogy Month / Family History Month Program. The deadline to register in order to submit questions ahead of time has passed however there may be time for additional questions at the end. Anyone who has registered by the October 15 deadline has been sent a Google form to submit their question to the panel.
Registration will remain open until the time of the program. 
Cost for this virtual program is $10 USD for non-JGS of Pittsburgh members and Free for members.
Please visit the event page for our panelists bio's and areas of expertise. 
 

On November 14th at 11am Eastern (US) join us for our program with author Jess Wieble - “Dead Letters: Delivering Unopened Mail from a Pennsylvania Ghost Town”
On assignment for a small-town newspaper in rural Pennsylvania, rookie reporter Jessica Weible meets Joan Swigart, a creative fireball and “pioneer in print.” As the two women forge a relationship based on their passion for storytelling, Joan reveals a mystery that she had discovered years ago, but had never solved—a pile of dead letters found in an abandoned general store, just before it was torn down. Joan gives Jessica the letters, each stamped and dated over a hundred years ago, and encourages Jessica to investigate the untold stories of the people and places contained in each one.
Among the letters is a correspondence in Yiddish, which connects to a web of Jewish stories in Pittsburgh. 
This program costs $5 per person. It’s free for Jewish Genealogy Society members. Please register online.
This is a hybrid program. Attendees can participate either online or in-person at the Heinz History Center. In-person attendance will be limited to the first 20 people who register. Social distancing will be enforced. Depending on public health conditions at the time of the program, we may revert to all-virtual format and send updated instructions to all registrants. Attendees in person will get a chance to see the actual letters.
 
 

On December 12th at 1pm Eastern (US) join us for our program with professional genealogist Janette Silverman - “Written in Stone: When Gravestones Lie”
As genealogists, we depend on gravestones to give us at least basic information about a decedent: name, for example, and perhaps years of birth and death. What happens when the gravestone doesn’t match other documents – how do you discover the facts? How do you interact with a cemetery to find graves when the gravestone isn’t in their database?
Dr. Janette Silverman is a professional genealogist, heading a team of researchers specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research at AncestryProGenealogists® the division of Ancestry® that does private client research. Her research on behalf of clients takes her all over the U.S. and Europe. Silverman holds a Doctorate in Jewish Studies from Spertus Institute. Her dissertation, “In Living Memory” explored her family’s journey from Europe to the U.S. from the 1880s to the 1920s, contextualizing their experiences.
Please visit the event page for more information and to register. This program costs $5 per person. It’s free for Jewish Genealogy Society members. Please register online.
 
https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/jewish-genealogical-society-janette-silverman-dec-12-21

For more information about the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh please visit our website

Thank You
Steven Jaron
JGS of Pittsburgh President


civil registration mihalyfalva #records

rachel leshem
 

 Hello Sarah,
Do try the Municipality- population registry offices.
I'll try to get the exact name & address from an acquaintance there.
Sincerely,
Rachel Leshem.


Re: Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records

Janet Furba
 

Hi there are some Skiba living in Moscow.
Janet Furba,
Germany


Can help with research in Belorussian Archives #belarus #records

vkreynin@...
 

Hello, If you're researching your ancestries that left Belarus, I can help you get documents from Belorussian archives. All the documents will be transcribed and translated into English.

If you're interested, just send me a note.

Vadim Kreynin
vkreynin@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately to Vadim via his e-mail if you are interested


Re: What name is this on a ship manifest? #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

Husband’s name looks like Gerson.

Diane Jacobs


On Oct 23, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Bob Silverstein <bobsilverstein@...> wrote:

I cannot read this name on a ship manifest.  The family, Diament on lines 16 to 18,  was traveling to the husband and father.  The first word is husband but I cannot figure out name itself.  The full page is also attached.

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Thanks.
--
Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).
<New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists _including Castle Garden and Ellis Island_, 1820-1_8_.jpg>

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


What name is this on a ship manifest? #translation

Bob Silverstein
 

I cannot read this name on a ship manifest.  The family, Diament on lines 16 to 18,  was traveling to the husband and father.  The first word is husband but I cannot figure out name itself.  The full page is also attached.



Thanks.
--
Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).


Argentina birth record needed #latinamerica #records

bluedevilgrad@...
 

I am requesting assistance

I am searching for a birth record on an ancestor (Isadore aka Yitzhak DELEWI aka Delvey aka Dolerey aka Levine) reportedly born in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1907.  Does anyone know where to look online or where to write for birth records in Argentina? Thank for any assistance.

Steven Marks
bludevilgrad@...
Virgina, USA

 


Unusual Source of Kielce Records Now Available #poland

judyggenealogy@...
 

JRI-Poland is proud to announce the full extraction of the unique attachments to the 1918-1935 deaths and 1935 births housed in the Kielce Branch of the Polish State Archives. These loose pieces of paper were assigned the akt number corresponding to the birth and death registrations in the Kielce metric books and contain backup information substantiating the details in the official records.

 

Death Attachments (DA)

 

Death attachments include the death certificate and a hand-written testimony. Unlike the vast majority of pre-1916 death records in Poland, these documents state the cause of death determined by the acting physician as well as date, time and place (or Kielce address) of death, age of the deceased, religion, and marital status; the testimony also includes the parents’ names, town of permanent residence, occupation and surviving spouse.


 

Death certificate from 1929
 

 

Corresponding hand-written testimony
 

Birth Attachments (BA)

 

While the birth attachments available are only from 1935, 87% of the births occurred in prior years. These documents include hand-written testimony and parental evidence. While not official birth records, these hand-written testimonies signed by the Kielce Rabbi provide date, Kielce address or town of birth; parents’ names, ages and legitimacy of their marriage; akt number, town and often date of parents’ marriage; legitimacy of the child’s birth (contingent on civil marriage of parents); the father’s profession and town of permanent residence; and witnesses. In addition to this birth testimony, there is also the marriage certificate of parents who were civilly married or the birth certificate or birth affidavit of the father if the parents had not registered their marriage civilly.

  

1935 birth testimony of Kiwa MACHTYNGIER born in 1926 

 

Yad Vashem testimony for Kiwa MACHTYNGIER who died in Treblinka

 

This birth attachment from 1935 testifies the birth on 2-Jan-1926 of Chaim MACHTYNGIER who was lost in the Shoah. His Aunt submitted testimony to Yad Vashem stating 1925 as his date of birth. These birth attachment extracts give researchers the opportunity to correct Pages of Testimony with primary source information.

 

In short, there is a wealth of genealogical data not typically seen in the “standard” death and birth records…a new great resource for Kielce researchers. Please contact me for a list of surnames.

 

This project was expedited by the outstanding and relentless extraction efforts of JRI-Poland volunteers who persevered in deciphering unusually challenging handwriting. Thanks again to Ruth Diamond, Ari Schifman, Sally Bruckheimer, Sue Fifer and Marlene Walker.

 

Judy Golan

JRI-Poland Kielce Town Leader

JRI-Poland Kielce Area Coordinator


Descendants of R' Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrow-18-19th cent. #israel #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am searching descendants of Reb Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrow who was
a follower of R'Yehoshua Heschel of Apta . The book "Mazkeret
Legedolei Ostrow" mentions two such individuals but theories that they
may have been the same person. My ancestor (my great grandfather's
grandfather) came to Eretz Yisrael during the 19th cent. and was
supposedly buried in Tveria.

His children who stayed in Europe, last places I know of were Skalat,
Romania and Starokonstantine, changed their family name to SCHECHTER
as to their professions. My great grandfather, Yacov Gedalya
SCHECHTER, son of Yisrael's son David, came to Jerusalem to see how
his elderly grandfather was fareing and eventually stayed in
Jerusalem.

I would be happy to connect with other branches of Yisrael's children
to share our family trees.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographs #usa #photographs

Steven Lasky
 

About eight or nine years ago I photographed nine plots in Acacia and twelve in Bayside. I gave jpegs of these matzevot to Nolan Altlman of JewishGen's JOWBR. I don't know if they are online via JOWBR yet, you can check. Or, of course, you can volunteer to help him get these photos and this data online by contacting him. Bayside Cemetery, especially, is like a jungle. It was hard to get straight-on photos of at least half the matzevot because of the vast overgrowth.
 
Steve Lasky

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