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Great Aunt's family Found thanks to helpful Jewishgenners #JewishGenUpdates

Susan stone
 

Hello...A few weeks ago I posted about a brick wall.   Two kind people wrote to me ( you know who you are) and easily I found my grandfather's sister's descendants.  My grandfather had 3 sisters and 4 brothers and I have found all of their families now (except for the two new brothers I knew nothing about).  The grandagaughter of my great aunt, my mother's cousin's daughter, has the SAME JEWISH NAME as I do.    I told her all I knew and sent her my family tree....I sent her many photos of her grandparents and her mother and uncle.  She was thrilled!
Thank you to my kind helpers.
susan stone
Evanston, IL


Re: Highlights of Recent Records, Features & What's Coming Up! #JewishGenUpdates

Nadene Norr
 

I wonder why there are no efforts to supply records from Mexico? Many conversos washed up there and often were subsequently lost to history. However, traces remain and your efforts would greatly enhance other’s genealogical searches.

Sincerely,  
Nadene Norr


On Dec 12, 2021, at 9:44 PM, Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:



Dear  JewishGen Community,

We hope you are enjoying the various updates that have taken place throughout the course of 2021, which include new search features, and the addition of 
hundreds of thousands of  new records (many with links to images of original records). Here are some highlights:

  • Holocaust Database:  With the addition of 30 new datasets, there are now 3.69+ million records in this collection. We are about to announce a new collection with 100k+ records, and look forward to sharing news about enhanced and centralized access to other Holocaust collections as well.
  • Burial Registry (JOWBR): More than 250k records have been added thus far, surpassing 4.1 million records in total. Stay tuned for a new update within the next couple of weeks, along with a major update in early 2022!
  • Sephardic Data: In partnership with Dr. Jeff Malka, we created the Jeff Malka Sephardic Collection, and added 146k+ records to our databases, which includes records of Sephardic and other Jews from: Algeria, Austria, Bulgaria, Balkan nations, Caribbean, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Spain, and Tunisia. There are also comprehensive records from Israel and the Holocaust. 
  • New Country Database: We created a new country database for the Netherlands, and added more than 15,000 records to the collection. 
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  • Genie Milgrom Crypto Jewish Collection: We continued to add data to this collection, which now has more than 16k records. 
  • Search Features: You can now utilize Boolean search parameters of OR and AND (in addition to our other unique search features and options setup specifically for Jewish Genealogists). 
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  • And updates from KehilaLinks, the Memorial Plaques Database, the JewishGen Family Finder, the increased utilization of ViewMate, and MUCH more!!
And of equal importance: While we remain ever committed to acquiring new records and material and placing them online as quickly as possible - -we are simultaneously planning for the complete modernization of JewishGen (the JewishGen 2.0 Plan announced last Tuesday).  Actualization of our plans will usher in a new stage of growth and development with a focus on securing and supporting JewishGen for decades to come.

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Right nowYOU CAN HELP. Whether it's a gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more – your donation will help us preserve our history for both current and future generations. As in previous years, gifts of $100 or more will grant you access to Premium Features.

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JewishGen.org


Re: Palestine cemetery research #general

Dahn Cukier
 

I will take this opertunity to continue.

There are many mistakes in the indexed listing. My sister is listed
was Shimchi  שימחי while her family name was Simchi . שמחי

The shin probably is recorded with the dot on the left and
the indexer thought it was a shin yud. Another was a bet indexed as
a double vav, and a 1934 poorly repainted hey was indexed as a vav.
The hey was seen only after I took a high resolution photo, I did not
even see it at the site.

When searching, be creative. Do not always include all the fields
and make dates a range of dates.

At every step there can be mistakes. With the 1934/1936 the
mistake was the person repainting the date on the stone.

Dahn Zukrowicz

In short: How do you know the person
writing the information, wrote it correct?


Re: Translation of Hebrew Inscriptions #translation

shimonsporn
 

I thought I would rewrite the translation including the main points of the other fine translations by David Dubin, David Rosen, Relly Coleman, etc. plus a few relevant thoughts.

This is a beautifully written epitaph of a very virtuous woman. It paraphrases several Biblical quotes. The directly translated words are in Bold.

This

Is the tombstone of a woman who

Was modest at home and in public. Paraphrases a verse from Tehillim (Psalms 45:14) where King David describes a “princess who is modest displays more honor than her royal gold garments.”

The next two lines quote directly from (Mishlei Proverbs 31:20, which Rabbinical classic commentaries attribute as to being authored by Shlomo Halamech, (King Salomon) in tribute to his mother Queen BasSheva or his ancestor, Ruth. Other commentaries explain it as a Kabalistic allegory to G-d’s heavenly presence via the Torah. For hundreds of years, Proverbs, 31:10-31) known as Aishes Chayil- Woman of Valor, has been sung at the Shabbos table every Friday evening till today.

She spreads out her hand to the poor man,

she stretches her hands out to the needy.

She is the modest woman (Paraphrasing The Talmud Tractate Baba Mezi'a 87a, describing our Matriarch Sarah, wife of Abraham)

Rechel daughter of Asher

She left (this world) with a good name 27th day of Jewish month of Ellul
paraphrasing Koheles Ecclesiastes (7:1) A good name (a virtuous life lived) is eternal

And was gathered to her people on eve of Rosh Hashanah 5 631.

Paraphrases the verse in Bereishis (Genesis 25:8) describing the death of our patriarch, Abraham. (The Talmud Baba Basra 16B, states the term “gathered to his/her people” is reserved to describe the very pious.)

As Steve Goldberg discerned, The 27th of Elul 5630 was a Friday. Apparently she passed away too late in the day to be buried before Shabbat and, therefore, the funeral was held only on Sunday, the 29th of Elul, the eve of the Jewish New Year.

Observation: Our tradition is that when a Jewish Holiday like in this instance, Rosh Hashanah interrupts the seven days of Shiva, it nullifies the rest of the shiva. We can assume that her family sat shiva for just the few hours on Sunday between her burial and candle lighting 20 minutes before sunset, and the onset of Rosh Hashanah.

 

According to the article of the History of the Leeds Jewish Community,

https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/articles/Leeds_the_Early_Years.htm

it was a Ghetto type of community of only a few hundred Jews in the 1860's. Most of the community were poor working class struggling to earn a living.

In a small community Mrs. Dombein's pious acts of Tzadekah and Charity to the needy most certainly had an impact and her passing was probably felt by many.

 

It is considered meritorious to share the same Date of passing with Holy tzaddikim.

Others who passed away on the 27th of Ellul although in different years were Rav Nosson Adler, teacher of the Chasam Sofer, (1800), Rav Yaakov Leib of Kvahl (1833) & Rav Shalom Rokeach of Belz (the Sar Shalom), founder of Belz Chassidus.

 

Shimon Sporn of Beit Shemesh, Israel

Researcher # 57380

Perl, Margolies, Itzkowitz, Lehrer families from Kisvarda, Fenyeslitke, Ustilug,

Leher- Rozenberg families of Hrubieszów Galicia Edmondton, London

Sporn, Abraham families of Marosorozfalu, Rusii Munti, Saszreghin

 

 


Re: Subject: Did individuals ever use names other than their own in Lithuania #lithuania #names

Jules Levin
 

I wonder who was selling "Meyer" in Russia.   Was there a whole market in names??  No one had to buy a name to start using it.  The Russians, thank hashem, were not that efficient.  Bobbe mayse.

Jules Levin 

On 12/19/21 7:51 AM, Sarah L Meyer wrote:
The family story is that my great grandfather Fishel the son of Joseph Perchik bought the surname Meyer to avoid Czarist conscription.  What we do know is that he came to the US in 1884 under the name Fishel Meyer and the Meyer surname (some branches of the family added an "s') and he and the family are enumerated in various US censuses with the surname Meyer.  His wife also came over with the Meyer surname in 1887.
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Name Confusion (was: Top 10 Jewish Genealogy Myths) #names

Jules Levin
 

Way back in 1940 I was named Yehudah Efraim... --Jules Fred Levin  (Fred!!, not Frederick--don't ask me why.  Only time I used Fred was waiting for a table in a crowded restaurant.  That's because over the noise "Jules!" sounded like "Jews"...   By the way my grandfather Yehuda was already using "Julius" in the old country... 

Jules Levin

On 12/19/21 7:46 AM, Sarah L Meyer wrote:
Peter,
  People often had both Hebrew and secular names.  They could have been Hebrew and Yiddish (caiques) or Hebrew and English, etc.  Also in more recent times people may have chosen a secular name that had the same initial sound as the Hebrew.  I can definitely state that my father Fred's Hebrew name was Efraim.  
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Start the New Year with a JewishGen Education Class #announcements #education #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Holden
 

January 9 - 29

JewishGen Education offers a great way to start the year.

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

 

Fresh Start is for beginners and those who want to renew a research project. 

  • Do you have all the information you need?
  • Do you have you a list of great sources to use ?
  • Do your have the passenger records? 
  • Do you have the original surname? 
Format: JewishGen offers a three-week course taught on a private JewishGen forum open 24/7/ . 

Lessons, assignments and zoom sessions. $60.

 

To register: https://www.jewishgen.org/education/edu-courses.asp?group=mentor

 

If you have questions, just ask

email: education@...--
Nancy Holden
Director of Education


Re: Subject: Did individuals ever use names other than their own in Lithuania #lithuania #names

Sarah L Meyer
 

The family story is that my great grandfather Fishel the son of Joseph Perchik bought the surname Meyer to avoid Czarist conscription.  What we do know is that he came to the US in 1884 under the name Fishel Meyer and the Meyer surname (some branches of the family added an "s') and he and the family are enumerated in various US censuses with the surname Meyer.  His wife also came over with the Meyer surname in 1887.
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Name Confusion (was: Top 10 Jewish Genealogy Myths) #names

Sarah L Meyer
 

Peter,
  People often had both Hebrew and secular names.  They could have been Hebrew and Yiddish (caiques) or Hebrew and English, etc.  Also in more recent times people may have chosen a secular name that had the same initial sound as the Hebrew.  I can definitely state that my father Fred's Hebrew name was Efraim.  
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Irish Jewish Roots in JGSGB UK Database on JewishGen #unitedkingdom #records

David Harrison <djh_119@...>
 

You have made a very common error.  The fighting ended at 11 am on the 11th of November (the 11th month) of 1918.  But that was the Armistice.  The War did not end for another 2 years when the Peace Treaty was signed.  Note that the fighting between North Korea and Soth Korea ended about 60 years ago, but the Peace Treaty is only just being discussed.  Countries are technically at war until Peace is signed and this sometimes forgotten and does not happen until a second war has come to a fighting end.
David Harrison
Birmingham, England.
 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of peggyfreedman@... <peggyfreedman@...>
Sent: 15 December 2021 14:43
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Irish Jewish Roots in JGSGB UK Database on JewishGen #unitedkingdom #records
 
Hi Michael,
Thank you for pointing me to the Irish Jewish Genealogical Society!  I found the mysterious record on that site - it is an extracted birth record, and still mysterious.  But now we know where to look!

It turns out that the combination of the Royal Flying Corp and the Royal Naval Service into the Royal Air Force occurred in April, 1918 and the war didn't end until Nov, 2018.  I believe that men in that part of the British military considered themselves (and I think were officially discharged) from the Royal Air Force.  You can read more on the website of the RAF Museum here:   Welcome to RAF Museum Storyvault - RAF Museum Storyvault

Regards,
Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


New and Updated Databases on IGRA’s Website #announcements #israel

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new and updated databases on its website. There are now over 2,000,000 records available in our databases. With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.

A preview of the databases is available at    https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-december2021?fbclid=IwAR3bCGML53F6XT9bDivxp6CL9pYhNzWnGclboENtVjovSrIpVpPGn38oM24

Updated Databases

Voters - Local Elections Tel Aviv 1947       Letters zayin-kaf
8,713 listings
Tel Aviv-Yafo Archive

Voters Constituent Assembly 1949   Rehovot, Tiberias & settlements
37,503 listings
Israel State Archives

Before viewing and searching the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:    http://genealogy.org.il/

To view/search the databases, go to the database tab on the website.

Please note, the IGRA databases are now searchable to all registrants. The search results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist due to requests of the specific archives.

 
Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


Translation Needed - Russian #russia #translation

menahem luz
 

could anyone help with a short note written in Russian pre-Revolution Cursive
my problem is whether the writer is Zephyra or is it sent/dedicated TO Zephyra
thanks
Menahem Luz 


Ozarów, Swietokrzyskie, Poland #poland #general

amnonp@...
 

I am looking for information relating to my family that lived in Ozarów, Swietokrzyskie, Poland.
Is there a list of the people that lived there in the late 1800?
--
Amnon PALDI


Konskowola #poland #general

amnonp@...
 

I am looking for information relating to my family that lived in Konskowola, Poland.
Is there a list of the people that lived there in the late 1800?--
Amnon PALDI


Re: Name adoption lists #germany

James Rothschild
 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 10:10 AM, <info@...> wrote:
nal.a-h-b.de

Hi Wolfgang,

Thanks for this work ! :-)

In the case of our family of Paderborn, Rothschild:

https://www.a-h-b.de/en/projects/genealogy/name-adoption-lists/bueren-2

Are there any original documents scans or further avenues to investigate please?

James.
 
--
James Rothschild

name search: ROTHSCHILD
location search: BIELEFELD, PADERBORN


Re: SPANIER #general

James Rothschild
 

Hello Irene,

Long shot here to your mention of Spainer and Paderborn, maybe this info links up?...

Nathan Cumpel Rothschild
b. 11/02/1773 paderborn
d. 19/10/1853 paderborn
m.
Emilie Manele Abraham Spainer
b. 22/06/1823*

10 children from 1810*-1831

* might not link up or be a second marriage?

Kind regards,
--
James Rothschild

name search: ROTHSCHILD
location search: BIELEFELD, PADERBORN


Re: Searching annulated Israeli citizenship without ID #israel #general

Yehuda Berman
 

Good luck on your search. The documents may also show whether you are Jewish by Jewish law (halacha), regardless of whether she renounced Israeli citizenship. According to Jewish law you are Jewish if your mother was Jewish, whether by birth or conversion. Likewise, she was Jewish if her mother was Jewish, whether by birth or conversion. But Israeli citizenship can also come through a father or grandfather.
Yehuda Berman


Viewmate translation request - Yiddish article #translation #yiddish

msussman@...
 

I've posted an article from the Jewish Express in Yiddish. Although a full translation would great, it is a bit long. I would appreciate a translation of information relating to any specific individuals or families and their circumstances. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96337
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Michael Sussman


Name Confusion (was: Top 10 Jewish Genealogy Myths) #names

Peter Lebensold
 

 
A beloved uncle of mine was always called “Nick”.  My ex-wife even named her son (with her second husband) “Nicholas” in his memory.  Only recently did we discover that my uncle was actually named “Nicodem” (after a saint?, strange).
 
My dad went - from his teenage years onward - by the name “Fred”, but his Warsaw parents named him not “Frederick” but “Efroim”.
 
On the other hand, in my family tree not a generation goes by without at least one or two “Abraham”s.  Such is the confusion between cousins and generations, that I used to say i’d give my eye teeth for an occasional “Leroy” or “Dietrich”.
 
Peter Lebensold
Toronto


Re: Dinkin/Lewin/Davidson from Surazh/Vetka/Klintsy #general

msussman@...
 

I'm replying to a message you posted on JewishGen in 2013. I had a great aunt named Nechama (Ann) Dinkin from Klintsy, born 1886. Her father was Mordecai Binkevitch. She married Wolff Osheroff in 1905, and they had five children. If you think there is any connection with your family, or you have more information, I'd be happy to discuss.

Michael Sussman

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