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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).
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--
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


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

rv Kaplan
 

I expect you'll have more luck on the Danziger side than the Goldbergs!

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

On Sat, 23 Oct 2021 at 17:36, David Jacobowitz <david.jacobowitz@...> wrote:
I have been looking for my Goldberg/Danziger family from Poland for a while. Maybe you have some suggestions. Abraham Danziger is my grandfather.
1. Fajwel Goldberg b. circa 1800
└ +Fajga Ryfka BORROWER
2. Chaim Wolf Goldberg b. circa 1833, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
└ +Chawa Laja LEFFEL b. circa 1836; m. February 23, 1855, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
3. Razel Necha GOLDBERG b. September 22, 1856, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland; d. before 1913, Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
└ +Maer Danziger b. between April 22, 1857 and May 15, 1862, Rozprza, piotrkowski, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland; d. May 14, 1928, St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; m. circa 1880, Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
4. Abra Danziger b. September 25, 1878, Rawa Mazowiecka, Rawa County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland; d. April 2, 1962, Riverdale Nursing Home, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States
4. Rywka Danziger b. between 1880 and May 25, 1883, Bielany, Warsaw, Warszawa, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. 1934, Age 54y
4. Anna Danziger Scheiner Greenberg b. between circa 1882 and August 23, 1885, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland; d. April 10, 1957
4. Mary DANZIGER b. between September 12, 1887 and circa May 1889, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. March 16, 1985, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
4. Malka DANZIGER b. July 5, 1889, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
4. William Danziger b. December 18, 1895, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. October 1969, Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States
3. Ajzyk Goldberg b. October 31, 1862, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland

David Jacobowitz
Vermont


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

jbonline1111@...
 

I have name changes on both sides of my family.  It is legal to change one's name without official documentation as long as it is not done to defraud.

On my maternal side, the spelling of both my grandfather's and grandmother's last names changed over the years.  I have no proof, but think this was to "modernize" or simplify the spelling.  I doubt there is any documentation in official records.  It is pretty much the same as first name changes.  For example, my grandmother also went from Baila to Bella and my grandfather from Yitzchak to Isidore.  

My father's first name was changed by his mother sometime before he was 3 years old, reasons unknown.  Later, he and his brothers changed their last names without going through official channels.  Therefore, when my father applied for Social Security his sister-in-law had to sign an affidavit stating that she knew him by both names.  Just to further confuse things, my father enlisted in the US Army under his later names--both first and last--while his brother enlisted using his birth name.  

In brief, you may or may not be able to find any official documents that explain name changes.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Jeweszany #general #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Just to supplement Wlodek Matuszewski posting on Wisztyniec, the following data is extracted from the Kingdom of Poland Geographical Dictionary (Słownik Geograficzny Królewstwa Polskiego) and few other sources.

Town Wisztyniec was established in 1538, city rights were granted by the Grand Duke of Lithuania in1 570, and Jewish people have been given rights to establish synagogue and cemetery on January 1,1589.
Beginning in the 1850s, a significant number of the town's Jews emigrated to Germany, the United States, and South Africa
At the end of 19th century, (I believe statistics are refer to the year 1876), in town were counted nine (9) Eastern Orthodox, 1,778 Protestants and 2,453 Jewish residents. 

During 
the Holocaust, all of Vištytis' Jews were murdered, mainly by local collaborators in the town.[1] The exact number murdered is unclear; estimates range from 200 - 400 Jews (out of the town's general population of around 1000). First the men were shot, then the women - but, to save bullets, the Jewish children were killed by having their heads bashed against the trees in the town park.[2] A memorial to the victims was later erected by the Soviets near a windmill called Grist Mill, but the plaque made no mention that those buried in the nearby fields were Jews. Later, a 'Jewish' tombstone was erected that clearly noted what happened.

References:
(1) http://www.holocaustatlas.lt/EN/#a_atlas/search//page/1/item/179/^ 
(2) Yad VashemPinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities from their foundation till after the Holocaust: Lithuania (1996) pp.260–262

MASS MURDER OF THE JEWS FROM VIŠTYTIS


Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania

Alexander Sharon


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

Robert Avner
 

The information being given about Acacia & Bayside Cemeteries are incorrect. They are two of the three Ozone Park Cemeteries. The third is Mokom Sholom which is always kept locked & you have to call the office to have it opened. What is correct is that there are no offices on site for the three Ozone Park cemeteries however there is a caretaker on site for Bayside Cemetery. They are not managed & owned by the same company. Bayside Cemetery is owned by Congregation Shaare Zedek in Manhattan & that is the only cemetery they own & was forced by a court to manage & maintain it properly. It is only open 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sundays. You should call ahead of time #212-874-7005 & the contact person was Jesse as of this past summer. Acacia is open every day except Saturday to 3:30pm is owned & operated by the same company that runs Mokom Sholom, Linden Hill, Machipelah & Mt Hope on Jamaica Ave. There phone # 212-477-2221. They assume immediately that you are doing genealogy & are not the most helpful.
Robert Avner


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

David Jacobowitz
 

I have been looking for my Goldberg/Danziger family from Poland for a while. Maybe you have some suggestions. Abraham Danziger is my grandfather.
1. Fajwel Goldberg b. circa 1800
└ +Fajga Ryfka BORROWER
2. Chaim Wolf Goldberg b. circa 1833, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
└ +Chawa Laja LEFFEL b. circa 1836; m. February 23, 1855, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
3. Razel Necha GOLDBERG b. September 22, 1856, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland; d. before 1913, Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
└ +Maer Danziger b. between April 22, 1857 and May 15, 1862, Rozprza, piotrkowski, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland; d. May 14, 1928, St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; m. circa 1880, Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
4. Abra Danziger b. September 25, 1878, Rawa Mazowiecka, Rawa County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland; d. April 2, 1962, Riverdale Nursing Home, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States
4. Rywka Danziger b. between 1880 and May 25, 1883, Bielany, Warsaw, Warszawa, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. 1934, Age 54y
4. Anna Danziger Scheiner Greenberg b. between circa 1882 and August 23, 1885, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland; d. April 10, 1957
4. Mary DANZIGER b. between September 12, 1887 and circa May 1889, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. March 16, 1985, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
4. Malka DANZIGER b. July 5, 1889, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
4. William Danziger b. December 18, 1895, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. October 1969, Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States
3. Ajzyk Goldberg b. October 31, 1862, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland

David Jacobowitz
Vermont


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

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Julie

The first step should be to search and find all documents in the United States about your grandmother and her parents who could contain their places and dates of birth in Poland. This are the passenger manifest, naturalisation papers, passport applications, marriage and death records and military papers like World War I Draft Card or World War II Draft Card. All this sorts of documents are online on familysearch. Naturalisation papers often also mention if the person immigrated with another surname than later used in the United States which is often the case with Eastern European surnames. Once you know their place of birth you can find the church records on the relevant polish archives websites which have such records online or the Jewish records on JewishGen or Gesher Galicia.

Regards
Corinne Iten
Switzerland


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

Robert Hanna
 

I was out to both cemeteries about 4 years ago.  Acacia was not bad.  It is not very large and was in good order and condition.  Easy to get around.  In fact I noticed a recent burial.  Bayside, however, was in disarray.  I understand that since then it has been cleaned up.  However, it is huge and, without a map, would be extremely difficult to find a grave.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus)


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

stephen@...
 

The 1% Jewish ethnicity for your grandmother indicates that her parents were not Jewish. It was not uncommon for Poles who lived closely or worked with Jews to learn Yiddish. Such things even happened in the USA. Colin Powell just died recently, read about his exposure to Yiddish.
--
Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


Re: Jeweszany #general #poland

Wlodek Matuszewski
 

A little correction: Vistitis Polish name is Wisztyniec and now lake (jezioro) Wisztynieckie is shared between Poland Lithouania and Russian Federation.
Wlodek Matuszewski


Re: Tracking down family in Lithuania! #lithuania

Vivien Dean
 

Thank you, Russ.
I am researching the Boruchovich and Kotovsky families. Any tips? There are lots of alternative spellings, I know,
Regards
Viv Dean


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 


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