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Dame Judi Dench on (UK) Who Do You Think You Are #announcements #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

YouTube has the recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are -UK with Dame Judi Dench. I don’t know how long it will be “up” so looking at it soon if you are interested is warranted. It is up at the time this is being posted.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HI4pFPBvRA

 

An article about this may be read at: https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/episode/judi-dench-who-do-you-think-you-are/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


GANC, Warsaw #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

After World War II, on October 26, 1945, the new Polish Communist government decreed that all property in the city of Warsaw was being nationalized, roughly 24,000 buildings and many plots of unbuilt land.  Pre-war private owners were not compensated for the property seized.

 

In today’s Poland, legal processes are underway recognizing the pre-war ownership of those properties.  In light of that, I want to make you aware of the following:

 

In the 27 October 2021 edition of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, there appeared an announcement calling on heirs of the following pre-war owners to make themselves known to the city government's Office of Decree Issues.

 

On 19 October 1948 and 14 February 1949, the city was contacted by attorney Stanisław Tyc who at the time represented the owners of a building located at 38 Chłopickiego Street, Warsaw-Praga, formerly designated as "Hip. 2465-Praga."

 

The person who contacted the city back then was Alter Ganc of the displaced persons camp in Wetzlar, Germany, putative heir to the property owners. 

There was no subsequent contact with city authorities.

 

Anyone with an interest in this matter is encouraged to get in touch with the Warsaw city authorities.  You have six months to make contact with the city and three more months after that to come up with documentary evidence to support your claim.

 

JewishGen sleuths are invited to help in making this known to the family in question.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 


GOLDFAJL, Warsaw & Melbourne #poland

Yale Reisner
 

After World War II, on October 26, 1945, the new Polish Communist government decreed that all property in the city of Warsaw was being nationalized, roughly 24,000 buildings and many plots of unbuilt land.  Pre-war private owners were not compensated for the property seized.

 

In today’s Poland, legal processes are underway recognizing the pre-war ownership of those properties.  In light of that, I want to make you aware of the following:

 

In the 27 October 2021 edition of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, there appeared an announcement calling on heirs of the following pre-war owners to make themselves known to the city government's Office of Decree Issues.

 

On 26 August 1949, the city was contacted by attorney Aleksander Ołomucki who at the time represented the owners of a building located on Projektowana Street, Warsaw, formerly designated as "Hip. 12812."

 

The people who contacted the city back then were Moryc & Perla Goldfajl of 903 Burke Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia, putative heirs to the property owners.  There was no subsequent contact with city authorities.

 

Anyone with an interest in this matter is encouraged to get in touch with the Warsaw city authorities.  You have six months to make contact with the city and three more months after that to come up with documentary evidence to support your claim.

 

JewishGen sleuths are invited to help in making this known to the family in question.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: When was this photo taken and where #photographs

Michele Lock
 

The woman's dress has sleeves called 'leg-o-mutton' style, which came into fashion in the 1890s. So no earlier than that decade, and possibly a few years after 1900.

The woman is also wearing a sheitel, the old style wig worn by Orthodox married women. These were seldom worn by immigrant women in the US, so I suspect this photo was taken in Eastern Europe.  The woman is also holding what looks like a cane in her right hand. 

There is a woman named Ava Cohn, who has a facebook page; she is an expert at interpreting old photographs of Jewish persons, so you may want to check out her facebook page.
--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


WĄCHOCKIER, Warsaw & New York #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

After World War II, on October 26, 1945, the new Polish Communist government decreed that all property in the city of Warsaw was being nationalized, roughly 24,000 buildings and many plots of unbuilt land.  Pre-war private owners were not compensated for the property seized.

 

In today’s Poland, legal processes are underway recognizing the pre-war ownership of those properties.  In light of that, I want to make you aware of the following:

 

In the 27 October 2021 edition of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, there appeared an announcement calling on heirs of the following pre-war owners to make themselves known to the city government's Office of Decree Issues.

 

On 16 November 1949, the city was contacted by attorney J. Grosglik who at the time represented the owners of a building located on Fabryczna Street, Warsaw, formerly designated as "Hip.5275."

 

The person who contacted the city back then was Abram Wąchockier of New York, NY, USA, putative heir to the property owners.  There was no subsequent contact with city authorities.

 

Anyone with an interest in this matter is encouraged to get in touch with the Warsaw city authorities.  You have six months to make contact with the city and three more months after that to come up with documentary evidence to support your claim.

 

JewishGen sleuths are invited to help in making this known to the family in question.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Michael Herzlich
 

I went to the NYC Department of Finance Property Tax Public Access web portal and found my parents house, but selecting any of the tabs only goes back 15 years or so in the 21st century.

What are the steps to display old (90 years back) historical data and year built?
--
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Belarus - EPSTEIN, HELFAND, POLLACK
Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER


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

Renee Steinig
 

You can find images of Moses and Mary Wright's death certificates on FamilySearch. Search here:

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287

Both are buried at Beth Israel Cemetery in Los Angeles.

According to Moses's record, his parents were Israel David Wright and "Chai" (probably Chaya) Sarah, surname unknown. Mary's parents: "Nasonia Schriebman" and Sarah Samuels.

Also, consistent with Sherri Bobish's findings, which suggested a possible connection to Galatz, Romania... That's the birth place shown on the WWII draft card of Moses and Mary's oldest son, Jay (Jacob) Leon Wright.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

==

Jay Frank <J95Frank@...> wrote:

Based on what I've found on ancestry.com, my great grandfather, Moses (or Morris) Wright,

was born about 1861 in Roumania (sic)
was married to Maria/Mary Schreibman in 1884
immigrated in 1895
lived in Omaha, Nebraska, according to the 1900 U. S. Federal Census
lived in Los Angeles, California according to the 1910 U. S. Federal Census
died 20 Apr 1922 in Los Angeles

I have been unable to find relevant passenger lists or naturalization data, nor has Find A Grave proved helpful. And, of course, I have no records antedating the 1900 census.

I do know that his wife appears to have been born 29 May 1865 in Bessarabia and died 05 July 1939 in Santa Monica, California.

Any suggestions about where I might next look would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Records from the Nablus/Shkhem Jewish institutions 1850–1890 #records

dan.efrat@...
 

Manuel,

The Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem have many collections and documents regarding various Jewish settlements and communities in 1800s and early 1900s Palestine. That might be a good place to start.  http://www.zionistarchives.org.il/

Good luck,

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA (originally from Israel)

Researching: Israelit (Novogrudok, Belarus and Riga area in Latvia), Rabinowitz (Dyatlovo, Belarus), Pruss (Ukraine/Israel) and Koifman (Ukraine)


Re: Reading a Headstone from Warsaw Cemetery #poland

Stephan Owen Parnes
 

SECOND, REVISED RESPONSE
 
I looked at the photo again.  I enlarged the בר section.  I found that the abbreviation mark, which I assumed was missing through an engraver’s error, is actually present above the letters: ב״ר.  Look above the right side of the reysh.
 
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
 


Re: Viewmate translation - Russian #lithuania #translation

Michele Lock
 

Thank you for your responses.

Based on your translations, I have some additional questions/remarks - 

The parents' ages: Itsko and Bayla appear to have reversed aged (youthened) as the years went by. I suspect that the ages in the second birth record are more accurate. At least I have a better idea of when they were born.

The mother's maiden name: I was hoping that the birth record for Abram Girsh would have the mother's original surname, but I see that it is unclear. On Jewishgen, they have her maiden name as Olitsky, but that is clearly her married surname. On the second birth record, Jewishgen has the mother's original surname as Eivus, close to Avus. On various US marriage and death records that I have for the Olitsky children (Bayla and Itsko did not come to the US), this surname is variously records as Bargman, Steinberg, Fineberg, and Levine. However, there is oneUS death certificate that has the surname as Havash, which is close to Eivus and Avus. I'll have to look to see if I can find similar surnames in on Jewishgen for Alytus and surrounding towns.

The baby girl's given name: On Jewishgen, this is transcribed as Ente, and here in the US this person went by Yetta. I haven't ever found her gravestone to check, because her New York City death certificate incorrectly has her buried in a Catholic cemetery. I should look into this further.

Posad Olita - what does this mean?
--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Can someone read this word #translation

Jeffrey Cohen
 

#general

 

I wonder if anyone can make out the word next to “Witness” on this London Beth Din Marriage Authorisation. The groom had no brothers (as it states at the bottom)  but the bride did and it may be the name of one them.

 

Many thanks

 

Jeff Cohen

London

 

 

 

 


MERKER, Warsaw #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

After World War II, on October 26, 1945, the new Polish Communist government decreed that all property in the city of Warsaw was being nationalized, roughly 24,000 buildings and many plots of unbuilt land.  Pre-war private owners were not compensated for the property seized.

 

In today’s Poland, legal processes are underway recognizing the pre-war ownership of those properties.  In light of that, I want to make you aware of the following:

 

In the 27 October 2021 edition of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, there appeared an announcement calling on heirs of the following pre-war owner to make themselves known to the city government's Office of Decree Issues.

 

On 16 February 1949, the city was contacted by attorney Marceli Hufnagel who at the time represented the owners of a building located on Rynek Nowego Miasta, Warsaw, formerly designated as "Hip. 306."

 

The person who contacted the city back then was Izrael Merker of Rue Berger 21, Paris, France, putative heir to the property owners.   There was no subsequent contact with city authorities.

 

Anyone with an interest in this matter is encouraged to get in touch with the Warsaw city authorities.  You have six months to make contact with the city and three more months after that to come up with documentary evidence to support your claim.

 

JewishGen sleuths are invited to help in making this known to the family in question.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: When was this photo taken and where #photographs

Dan Nussbaum
 

Judging by the clothes and frame, I would say 1890-1910.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
yekkey@...
 
Tone can be misinterpreted in email. Please read my words with warmth, kindness, and good intentions.

Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere


WĄCHOCKIER, Warsaw & New York #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

After World War II, on October 26, 1945, the new Polish Communist government decreed that all property in the city of Warsaw was being nationalized, roughly 24,000 buildings and many plots of unbuilt land.  Pre-war private owners were not compensated for the property seized.

 

In today’s Poland, legal processes are underway recognizing the pre-war ownership of those properties.  In light of that, I want to make you aware of the following:

 

In the 27 October 2021 edition of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, there appeared an announcement calling on heirs of the following pre-war owners to make themselves known to the city government's Office of Decree Issues.

 

On 16 November 1949, the city was contacted by attorney J. Grosglik who at the time represented the owners of a building located on Fabryczna Street, Warsaw, formerly designated as "Hip.5275."

 

The person who contacted the city back then was Abram Wąchockier of New York, NY, USA, putative heir to the property owners.  There was no subsequent contact with city authorities.

 

Anyone with an interest in this matter is encouraged to get in touch with the Warsaw city authorities.  You have six months to make contact with the city and three more months after that to come up with documentary evidence to support your claim.

 

JewishGen sleuths are invited to help in making this known to the family in question.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Russian translation #translation

Laufer, Shmuel
 

A need Russian translation for 2 certificates of families.

I don't need word-for-word but details such as names, dates, locations, occupations, and so on are very helpful.

 

 A birth certificate of Aron Skok from Siedlce for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95770

 

 A birth certificate of Boruch Mordka Skok from Siedlce for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95771

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

 Thanks in advance

  

Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel

 Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)


Polish Translation #translation

Laufer, Shmuel
 

A need a Polish translation for a certificate of families.

I don't need word-for-word but details such as names, dates, locations, occupations, and so on are very helpful.

 

 A birth certificate of Hersh Jankiel Skok from Siedlce for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

 https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95769

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thanks in advance

  

Shmuel Laufer

Rehovot -Israel

 Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman (Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman (Dubienka, Poland)


Re: Is the 2nd name on the headstone a given name or a family name? #lithuania #poland #names

Shimy Karni
 

Hi,

I am also sure that it is a second name because:
1. I have a relative in my family from Romania that was called Cherna as a given name (she had just one name).

2. From the  headstone  format you can see that the given name and the surename are written separately, as in most stones graves.

Best Regards,
Shimi Karni, Israel


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

Sherri Bobish
 

Roberta,

Another way to find the year a house was built is to search the address of the house at:
https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

There was often a newspaper notice of the house being newly built and up for sale, and a notice of the sale.

You may have to try several variations on the address, i.e. 123 East 10th, or 123 E. 10, 123 12th Street, 123 12 St. etc.

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?)


HOROWICZ-ERLICH, Warsaw #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

After World War II, on October 26, 1945, the new Polish Communist government decreed that all property in the city of Warsaw was being nationalized, roughly 24,000 buildings and many plots of unbuilt land.  Pre-war private owners were not compensated for the property seized.

 

In today’s Poland, legal processes are underway recognizing the pre-war ownership of those properties.  In light of that, I want to make you aware of the following:

 

In the 27 October 2021 edition of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, there appeared an announcement calling on heirs of the following pre-war owners to make themselves known to the city government's Office of Decree Issues.

 

On 19 October 1948 and 14 February 1949, the city was contacted by attorney Wacław Kuniegis who at the time represented the owners of a building located at 18 Zamenhofa Street, Warsaw, formerly designated as "Hip. 2244B."

 

The person who contacted the city back then was Ida-Lejb Horowicz of 83 Rehov Allenby, Tel Aviv, Israel, putative heir to the property owners 

Jakub & Sura (née Erlich) Horowicz.  There was no subsequent contact with city authorities.

 

Anyone with an interest in this matter is encouraged to get in touch with the Warsaw city authorities.  You have six months to make contact with the city and three more months after that to come up with documentary evidence to support your claim.

 

JewishGen sleuths are invited to help in making this known to the family in question.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 


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

 

 

 

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