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Museum in France Dedicated to the Dreyfuss Affair #announcements #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

French President Emmanuel Macron, third from right, visits the Dreyfus Museum in Médan near Paris, on Oct. 26, 2021.

(Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images)

 

The Dreyfus Affair was a scandal that divided France from 1894 to 1906—it came to symbolize modern injustice in France.  Now there is a museum devoted to it. The Museum is located in the suburb, Médan, featuring at least 500 documents including photographs, court papers and personal objects from the 8-year ordeal that ended in 1906 with Dreyfus’ exoneration from trumped-up espionage charges and convictions.

The Dreyfus Museum is part of the Zola House, a cultural institution devoted to preserving the memory of Émile Zola, the renowned French writer who, though not Jewish himself, had a key role in leading opposition and protests against the injustice done to Dreyfus. Zola had lived in the building where the institution named for him is housed. T

 

As summarized in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreyfus_affair)

“The scandal began in December 1894 when Captain Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason. Dreyfus was a 35-year-old Alsatian French artillery officer of Jewish descent. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly communicating French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, and was imprisoned in Devil's Island in French Guiana, where he spent nearly five years.

 

In 1896, evidence came to light—primarily through an investigation instigated by Georges Picquart, head of counter-espionage — which identified the real culprit as a French Army major named Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy. When high-ranking military officials suppressed the new evidence, a military court unanimously acquitted Esterhazy after a trial lasting only two days. The Army laid additional charges against Dreyfus, based on forged documents. Subsequently, Émile Zola's open letter J'Accuse…! stoked a growing movement of support for Dreyfus, putting pressure on the government to reopen the case.

 

In 1906, Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated as a major in the French Army. He served during the whole of World War I, ending his service with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died in 1935.

 

To read more see:

https://www.jta.org/2021/10/26/global/the-alfred-dreyfus-affair-shocked-jews-in-france-now-theres-a-museum-devoted-to-it

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Re: Volhynia Gubernia - Three Districts Translation Project #records #ukraine

COMCAST Pop
 

As of now, the Revision lists that are available for the Starokonstyantinov district are for 1858, 1850, 1834, and 1811.  The list of documents only shows town names for the 1834 Revision List.  They are: Basalin, Volochik, Kulchin, Ozhigovets, Teofipol.  

Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria, VA


Re: Searching for additional information on Moses Wright #romania #bessarabia

Sherri Bobish
 

Jay,

There is a tree on Ancestry that lists Morris WRIGHT'S dad as David.  Assuming this is accurate, than the following info may be pertinent.

There is a George WRIGHT, born abt. 1864 in Galatz, Romania, and he lived in Omaha in 1900 and appears to have stayed in Omaha. George WRIGHT, on his passport application, lists his dad as David.

George's passport application has photos of both he and his wife Betty.  

Perhaps Morris and George WRIGHT are brothers?

Hope this helps,

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: Reading a Headstone from Warsaw Cemetery #poland

Stephan Owen Parnes
 

It seems to me to be an engraver’s error.

There should be an abbreviation mark between the bet and the reysh.  The second line would then read:

M(arat) Tzipe b(at) R(eb) Leib e(shet) R(eb) Eleazar
Mrs. Tzipe daughter of Mr. Leib, wife of Mr. Eleazar

The aleph-reysh abbreviation is for “Eshet Reb” (wife of Mr.)

Stephan Parnes
Great Barrington, MA

On Oct 27, 2021, at 1:33 PM, mrsbrite@... wrote:

Tzipa passed in 1911.
1. I want to know if it was common to write  bar (son of ) instead of bas ( daughter of) at that time and place
2. Her Father seems to be Leib and Her husband was Eliezer. Was it common to list the husband on the headstone or could it be someone else?
3. What does א''ר signify?
--
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN
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Re: IGRA lecture on Nov. 2, 2021 Historical Jewish Newspapers Database #jgs-iajgs #education #events

Hinda Solomon
 

Israel Genealogy Research Association    Website: http://genealogy.org.il/
The lecture will be in Hebrew
Tuesday, November 2, 2021      
Israeli Time 19:00 - 21:00    We are going to the Winter Clock on Oct. 31
EDT    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM        Clocks change on November 7

"I'm Looking for my Brother" 
Speaker: Ayana Kimron   

Research Stories and Anecdotes in the Historical Jewish Newspapers Database 

Where did I look? What was I looking for and what did I find?  The historical press database is a box of genealogical treasures. The database currently has over 336,500 scanned sheets of newspapers from Israel, European countries, North Africa, and North America from 1783 to 2014.  And there is much more to come.  


To sign up to attend the lecture in person, please send an e-mail to  billie@...
Operating under the Corona GREEN PASS guidelines, only those who have registered will be admitted
Shazar Community Center, ground floor
30 Yavne’eli St.,Givatayim       Map:   https://goo.gl/maps/zvesttigzxJT6ViQ7
Wheelchair accessible

For those who are too far away we will be on Zoom,
Registration for Zoom:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-iopzMvH90I8sqFhlr0Dw4XlwdzAbxN

No charge
E-mail:  hinda@...

Posted by Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel


Re: Help with Hebrew name pronounced CRAY-nee #names

Marc Zehngut
 

Thank you everyone for your emails and replies, which have all been very kind and informative.

 

The reply from Fredel Fruhman referred to the web page https://www.behindthename.com/name/kreine and its related web page https://www.behindthename.com/name/kreindel.  I think the spelling קריינע is the best match for my mother’s name.  In the audio clip I provided she also says the diminutive form קריינדל.  I have found census records that show her parents (my grandparents) were both born in Russia, and both spoke Yiddish.  On the internet I have found several gravestones with the name קריינע, some of which are Russian or for a person named Clara.

 

The name is Yiddish, as others have pointed out, and I apologize for asking about a Hebrew name when her name is in fact a Yiddish name.

 

Although I think the spelling קריינע is the best match, I am a bit uncertain about whether the final letter should be ה ,ע or א.   

 

I asked about Clara’s name because it is to be inscribed on a footstone for her grave in the Mount Lebanon cemetery, Queens, New York.  If anyone has any further thoughts, I am continuing to watch this discussion.  Again, thank you all for your thoughtfulness.

 

Marc Zehngut

 


Re: Ever Heard of Neimark, Austria-Hungary> #hungary #austria-czech

Sherri Bobish
 

Jonathan,

It may be:

Nowy Targ [Pol], Neumarkt am Dohnst [Ger], Nový Targ [Slov], Neimarkt [Yid], Neumarkt, Novi-Targ, Noymark

Region: Krakow


On the Nowy Sącz 1890 Census there is a TRAUENSTEIN family who are listed as permanent residents of Nowy Targ.

And, Hungarian Births have this:
KORN / TRAUNSTEIN, Eva
Father b. Neumarkt, two surnames given for father in register

If you do a phonetic search for TRAUNSTEIN at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/
you can see more detail on the above mentioned records, and since I did only a very quick search I would imagine you may find more relevant records.

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?)


Re: When was this photo taken and where #photographs

Sherri Bobish
 

Marcie,

I suggest taking the photo carefully out of the frame and check the back for a photographer's name.  The person who gave you the photo may have thought you were asking if there was any personal message or names of the people in the photos on the back.  Check for yourself to be sure.  I am assuming that this is the original photo, and not a modern copy made by the person who gave you the photo.

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: Approximate year this may have been taken #photographs

Sherri Bobish
 

Marcie,

As soon as I saw the photo I thought 1920's.  Her hair is bobbed, and the shoe style is 1920's.  It appears to be a studio portrait.  You can tell by the props in the photo.

Is there a name of a photographer or a photography studio anywhere on the photo, front or back, or if you have the frame, the name should be imprinted on the frame.

If you have a photographer's name you can trace the name through old city directories on Ancestry.com.

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?)


Re: When was this photo taken and where #photographs

mrsbrite@...
 

If you look closely there seems to be some markings, possibly from the photographer between the 2 figures (near his leg).
--
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


Re: When was this photo taken and where #photographs

mrsbrite@...
 

I was told there is nothing on the back side. It was given to me by a relative  who framed it and she said "I would have noticed if there was something on the back side"
:(
--
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


Re: Austria Hungary map, plotting family movement #general

m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

Hi Kathy!
I use the snipping tool. Copy the map. Paste it into a word doc. Use .5 borders on all sides. Then you can resize the map to fit. 
It works well for me!
--
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
m_tobiasiewicz@...
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Re: Viewmate translation - Russian #lithuania #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

In Russian:

 

#2

Акт о рождении

Абрама-Гирша Олитского

 Состоялось в посаде Олита 18-го февраля 1872 года. Явился лично Ицка-Берка (двух имен) Олицкий, житель посада Олита, 45-и лет и в присутствии свидетелей Гершона Израилского, 48 лет и Шмуйлы Дубинского, 49-и лет и предъявили нам младенца мужского пола, который родился в посаде Олита 4-го февраля в 4 часа вечера от законной жены Бейли (не ясно) Олитской, 45-и лет.  Ребенку этому при религиозном обряде дано имя Абрам-Гирш. Акт сей присутствующим прочитан ими подписан.

Ицка-Берка Олицкий

Гершон Израилский

Шмуйла Дубинский

Чиновник Гражданского Состояния Подпись

 

Translated Into English:

 

# 2

Birth certificate

Abram-Hirsch Olitsky

 Held in the Olita Posad on February 18, 1872. Itska-Berka (two names) Olitsky, a resident of the Olita settlement, 45 years old, and in the presence of witnesses Gershon Izrailsky, 48 years old and Shmuila Dubinsky, 49 years old, personally appeared and presented us with a male baby who was born in the Olita settlement February 4st at 4 pm from Bailya legal wife (not clear) Olitsky, 45 years old. During a religious ceremony, this child was given the name Abram-Hirsh. This act was read and signed by those present.

Itska-Berka Olitsky

Gershon of Israel

Shmuila Dubinsky

Civil Status Official Signature

 

In Russian:

 

#2

Акт о рождении

Гиты Олитской

 Состоялось в посаде Олита 25-го мая 1875 года в 2 часа дня. Явился лично Ицка-Бер Олицкий, домовладелец, житель посада Олита, 43-х лет и в присутствии свидетелей Юдела Вилковского, 49-и лет и Шмуйлы Дубинского, 52-х лет, оба домовладельцы, жители посада Олита и предъявили нам младенца девочку, которая родилась в посаде Олита 12-го мая в 2 часа дня от законной жены Бейли, урожденной Эйвус (возможно), 38-и лет.  Ребенку этому дано имя Гита. Акт сей присутствующим прочитан ими подписан. Отец объявил, что писать не может.

Юдель Вилковский

Шмуйла Дубинский

Чиновник Гражданского Состояния Подпись

 

Translated into English:

 

# 2

 

Birth certificate

 

Gita Olitskaya

 

 It took place in the village of Olita on May 25, 1875 at 2 pm. Itska-Ber Olitsky, a homeowner, a resident of the Olita settlement, 43 years old, personally appeared and in the presence of witnesses Yudel Vilkovsky, 49 years old and Shmuyl Dubinsky, 52 years old, both homeowners, residents of the Olita settlement, and presented us with a baby girl who was born in Posad Olita on May 12 at 2 pm from a legal wife Bailya, nee Avus (possibly), 38 years old. This child is given the name Gita. This act was read and signed by those present. The father announced that he could not write.

 

Yudel Vilkovsky

 

Shmuila Dubinsky

 

Civil Status Official Signature


Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: SUSSMANN, Chrzanów, Poland #poland

Sherri Bobish
 

Yale,

There are pages of testimony at Yad Vashem for both Ernestyna and Samuel.  The submitter's name is Yaakov Zisman.

https://yvng.yadvashem.org/

"Shmuel Sussmann was born in Tarnobrzeg, Poland in 1880 to Jakow. He was a factory owner and married to Ernestina nee Faber. Prior to WWII he lived in Chrzanow, Poland. During the war he was in Chrzanow, Poland."

The page of testimony itself is in Hebrew, and there may be info there to help you find 
Yaakov Zisman.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Austria Hungary map, plotting family movement #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Best available on line Austro-Hungarian map known as 3rd Military Mapping Survey at Category:3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary - Wikimedia Commons
Scroll down to see miniature images of 276 maps, click on selected miniature to enlarge it.
To use clickable version of this entire map click on III. katonai felmeres (elte.hu)

Alexander Sharon


Reading a Headstone from Warsaw Cemetery #poland

mrsbrite@...
 

Tzipa passed in 1911.
1. I want to know if it was common to write  bar (son of ) instead of bas ( daughter of) at that time and place
2. Her Father seems to be Leib and Her husband was Eliezer. Was it common to list the husband on the headstone or could it be someone else?
3. What does א''ר signify?
--
Marcie Murray
Minneapolis MN


MyHeritage Offers Free Access to Death Records October 27-November 2 #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

    

 

 

 

My Heritage is offering free access to all death, burial, cemetery and obituary records that were added to their database prior to October 2021.  Since last Halloween,  MyHeritage added  37 million records bringing their total to 586,664,785 records including newly added collections from Brazil, New Zealand, France. Poland, United States and more.


To read more see their blog post at:

https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/10/celebrate-halloween-with-free-death-records-from-myheritage/?

 

To search go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-2030/death-burial-cemetery-obituaries

 

You will be prompted to register with your name, email address and password. No credit card information is requested for this opportunity.

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


When was house in Brooklyn, NY built? #usa #general

Roberta Berman
 

I received a message that answered my question about where to find a date that a house was built in New York City.

"The best way to resolve this is to go to the official source. Here's a
link to the NYC Department of Finance's Property Tax Public Access web
portal:

https://a836-pts-access.nyc.gov/care/forms/htmlframe.aspx?mode=content/home.htm

The house my grandparents bought was built in 1910. They bought it in 1925 or 1926.

Roberta Berman


Re: When was house in Brooklyn, NY built? #usa #general

Robert Hanna
 

Zillow dates the house in the Bronx that I grew up in as built in 1935.  My parents bought the house new (first owners) in 1940, the year before I was born.  I doubt that it took 5 years to sell after it was built.  I wouldn't trust Zillow.

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: Translations #ukraine #russia #yiddish

Jack Berger
 

I can translate Hebrew and Yiddish, if there is legible penmanship.

Write to me at jsberger@...

Regards
Jack Berger

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