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Re: Are those gravestones proof my ancestors were jewish? #germany

Roger Lustig
 

No, those are just stars representing "born on." You can find 6-pointed
stars in many churches--it's not exclusively a Jewish symbol.

Take a look at some of the other graves in the same cemetery. I'm sure
you'll find quite a few equipped with that shape of star.

Roger Lustig

Princeton, NJ USA


Re: Facial Identification in Two Old Photos #latvia #photographs

Deborah Wiener
 

I have two photos-one I know to be my grandfather taken during the war, and one from 1904 that I think could be him. Is anyone able to assist in a comparison?

Debbie Wiener

dwiener@...

Melbourne Australia


Danzig 1939 census now searchable on JewishGen #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan Kleinwaks
 

A census of members of the Jewish Community of Danzig, including Zoppot, dated 11-AUG-1939, is now searchable via JewishGen's Unified Search, Germany Database, and Poland Database. You may find it helpful to restrict your search by Town = Danzig, in addition to whatever surname you are looking for.

The census is grouped by family (apparently, though this is not explicit) and typically lists each person's given name, surname (sometimes, maiden name), date of birth or age, and street address. For many people, there is also a nationality (e.g., Danzig, German) and emigration destination (e.g., USA, Palestine). For some, a destination of Danzig is given, the meaning of which is unknown. Some entries are struck through, the meaning of which is unknown, and this is indicated in the Remarks field of search results. All information has been transcribed. There are 1,664 entries. Note: Most of the Jewish Community emigrated prior to this census. A much larger census from 1931 has also been transcribed, but is not yet online as it is still being proofread.

This census is file Da/1645a at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem (CAHJP), and was acquired by the JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division through the generosity of our donors. All transcription and proofreading was done by volunteers. Thanks especially to Kathy Glatter and Irene Peters for their work making these important records available to all.

Several additional Danzig datasets will be posted online very soon. Others require varying amounts of proofreading or transcription and proofreading to complete. If you might like to volunteer to get Danzig records online quicker, please email me. We especially need volunteers who can read old German handwriting (Kurrent).

Logan Kleinwaks
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk
lkleinwaks@...


Re: Searching: HOLTZMAN, LIFSHITZ and LASKOV #belarus

lik182004@...
 

Hi Eshel,
I have Holtzman/Golcman relatives from Stolin. 

L Kramer 
lik182004@...


Re: Sending money to Poland in 1880s #general #usa #poland

Frank Schulaner
 

Hesia Diner (remembered her name right?) wrote much on the migration of various peoples in the 19th century. Somewhere in her many works there should be something of use. Good luck.

Frank Schulaner
POB 507
Kealakekua HI 96750 (USA)
fschulaner@...


Re: Viewmate Tombstone Hebrew Translation Request #translation

Malka
 

 

Hello,

As best as I can decipher –

Here lies or here is buried (abbreviation on top)

The woman Sashek (?) Fiega

Daughter of reb Ye’hoshua

5 (?) Tevet 5702

May her sould be  gathered in eternal life (abbreviation on last line)

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

 


Re: Are those gravestones proof my ancestors were jewish? #germany

Andreas Schwab
 

NO, these stars don’t mean that your grandparents were Jewish. An asterisk is a usual sign for a birth in Germany. it is used in the same way as a cross for a death. Also, a Jewish grave would never have a cross on the stone. 

On Dec 8, 2021, at 12:16, philthomsen202@... wrote:

Since my childhood my dad always told me we had jewish ancestors somewhere in history. Last month i took a closer look to the graves of my grandfather / grandmother and great grandfather / grandmother. I noticed that the birth stars had the shape of a Magen David. Does this mean they were jewish or is it meaningless for genealogic purposes? My father didn‘t know they were jewish, he just knew about the general heritage of our family from a jewish background.
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Phil Thomsen


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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: Looking for help to locate manifests and naturalization papers for Davis and Harry Rosenthal #records #usa

Susan&David
 

The document itself is available on FamilySearch.org
Search  > Records >  Search by Place = United States, Massachusetts > Navigate down to Immigration and Naturalization Showing All >  Click on the line where you see the number 954,378
On the next screen click on Browse All Images > Massachusetts > US Circuit Courts >  US Circuit Court.
Find the date range that matches the index card provided by Johanna Becker. 
The Davis Rosenthal Petitition is image 256 of 433.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 12/8/2021 3:41 PM, The Becker's Email wrote:
Familysearch.org has a naturalization index record for a Davis Rosenthal, address 157 Arlington, Chelsea.
United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-D79K-WH?cc=1840474&wc=M6Y6-229%3A165646701

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Re: Looking for Arsonist’s Family #usa

Jeff Marx
 

Yes, to all of the above. In addition to Fried's book, I looked at the information about him in Ron Aron's The Jews of Sing Sing and Joselit's Our Gang. What I've already discovered about him is more extensive than these three works. In addition I've read the newspaper articles about him that cover a 3 year period. So, I need to turn to primary sources now, not secondary ones. And, yes, I agree that the best explanation is that the family immediately changed their name. However, I suspect the mother and daughters would have still been living together (perhaps in NJ which is where the home was) even if it was under a different name.  
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Jeff Marx
Researching ANSPACHER, AUGAPHEL, AUGENBLICK, BREAKSTONE, BREGSTEIN, CARLEBACH, HIEGENLICH, KUBELSKY, MARX


Re: Facial Identification in Two Old Photos #latvia #photographs

Gail H. Marcus
 

Thanks to Odeda Zlotnick for her suggestion to try to match a bearded and clean-shaven version of someone I know, and to Jerry Scherer for his help in comparing the pictures I sent him, I think we can conclude that the software does, indeed, ignore facial hair, and instead, looks for other facial features, and that it can identify a person regardless of beards and mustaches.  For personal reasons, I don't want to post the photos.  However, for everyone's information, I can report that I sent Jerry "then and now" photos taken about 43 years apart.  There were 4 men in the earlier photo, so he was able to test the match between the bearded man in the more recent photo and each of the clean-shaven men in the older photo.  I felt that would allow us to see if there was a distinct difference between the right pairing and the wrong one.  The software gave a 91% rating to the match that I know is right, and ratings of only 17-21% when comparing the bearded man to the other people in the photo.

So I think this confirms that the software is reliable.  Which means that the man I was asking about in one of the photos I posted earlier is not a match to anyone in the other photo (all the percentages were low in that case).  This is a personal disappointment, as I was hoping that the photo with the bearded men would prove to be my family, but it is more important that I have the right answer than to continue making a wrong assumption.  I'm very grateful to Jerry for his help, and to everyone for their thoughtful suggestions.  

Gail Marcus
Bethesda, MD


Re: Viewmate Tombstone Hebrew Translation Request #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

Pesha Feiga daughter of Yehoshua.

Diane Jacobs


On Dec 8, 2021, at 2:32 PM, Barbara Nevens <bnevens@...> wrote:


I've posted a tombstone photo on Viewmate and would greatly appreciate a translation of the Hebrew on it.  It is on Viewmate at the following address:
 
 
Thank you,
 
Barbara Nevens
Los Angeles, CA

 


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


German Translation of an article about Joseph Perl - Corrected #translation

Nehama and Moshe Kutten
 



I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation.  This is a corrected article of a previously posted article. The article appeared in Ternopil Yizkor book which I am currently translating to English. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96284
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you in advance for your effort

 

Moshe Kutten

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Viewmate Picture Translation request - Yiddish translation #translation

Joan Lorber
 

A picture of a lovely woman was found amongst some old photos - hoping the yiddish on the back explains who she is 

I've posted a vital record in yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96252
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Joan Lorber


Re: Looking for help to locate manifests and naturalization papers for Davis and Harry Rosenthal #records #usa

The Becker's Email
 

Familysearch.org has a naturalization index record for a Davis Rosenthal, address 157 Arlington, Chelsea.
United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-D79K-WH?cc=1840474&wc=M6Y6-229%3A165646701

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Viewmate Translation Request Russian #translation

srg100@...
 

Please could someone translate the Russian vital document I've posted on Viewmate.
I thought it was my great great aunt's birth certificate but now I'm not sure and would like a proper translation of names,
maiden names, ages and places to confirm who it is.
It is on Viewmate at the following address https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96266 
Please respond via the form on the Viewmate image page.

Many thanks!
--
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK


Viewmate Translation Request Russian #translation

srg100@...
 

Please could someone translate my great grandmother's birth certificate which is in Russian.
I've posted it on Viewmate at the following address https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96244
Please respond via the form provided on the Viewmate image page.

Many thanks
--
Shoshanah Glickman
Gateshead, UK


Viewmate Tombstone Hebrew Translation Request #translation

Barbara Nevens
 

I've posted a tombstone photo on Viewmate and would greatly appreciate a translation of the Hebrew on it.  It is on Viewmate at the following address:
 
 
Thank you,
 
Barbara Nevens
Los Angeles, CA

 


Re: Markings (handwritten) on NY Arrival Manifest 1905 #usa #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

It appears to represent Ellis Island Registry. I know there was a “Registry Room” but I don’t know what book it references. 


Shelley Mitchell, NYC 


Re: Looking for Arsonist’s Family #usa

Shelley Mitchell
 

Albert Fried wrote a book about him in 1993. 


Shelley Mitchell, NYC


Re: Looking for Arsonist’s Family #usa

Shelley Mitchell
 

You may want to reference Albert Fried’s 1993 book for assistance. 


Shelley Mitchell, NYC 

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