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Re: searching for relative's address in Tel Aviv #israel #hungary

dasw5@...
 

Do you have the address?

You might be able to find the address on Google Maps - Street view -  if the building is still there

Dassy Wilen
dasw5@...


Looking for book on Lower East Side, circa early 1900s #usa #general

jbonline1111@...
 

I once saw a wonderful book about the history of the Lower East Side in an acquaintance's home about 30 years ago.  As my mother was born there and my father lived there when he was growing up, I'd love to find it, but I have no idea what the title is. As I recall, it had both text and photos and was fairly specific about daily lifestyle and more.  Might anyone know what the name of the book might be?  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Seeking Research help in Ukraine and Romania #ukraine #romania #records

Deb Katz
 

I would like to recommend Vladimir Kreshchyshyn from Kherson ( vovabobarunner@... ) for Ukraine Research.  He is excellent---meticulous, thorough, very fair in his charges, easy to communicate with.  If you email him with who/what/where about your research interests, he can give you an idea of how to proceed and what the charges will be. (He prefers payment via Western Union which I'd never done before but turns out to be a breeze.)   I tried out using him when I saw his offer to do research on this list serve many months ago.  Vladimir searched scores of files for me---I'd identified some of possible interest via the Alex Krakovsky site and then Vladimir found others I'd not been aware of.  In the end, I learned a lot both in terms of finding relevant family records and in some cases, discovering my family was NOT in places I'd thought they'd be, which narrows down my future searching.  Vladimir did not ask me to post this, but I was so satisfied with his work that when I saw the topic of this post, I just had to put in a plug for him!   

Deb Katz
Pacific Beach CA USA
www.billipilli.org 


ViewMate translation requests - Russian #translation #poland

ta.genealogy@...
 

Hi,
I've posted vital records in Russian for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Death registration RAJSBAUM Ruchla-Laia 1901 Wojslawice -
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96600

BC RAJSBAUM Jankel-Gersz 1880 Wojslawice -
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96599

Birth registration of RAJSBAUM Jankel1875 Wojslawice -
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96598

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
--
Regards,
Tamar Amit
ISRAEL

Researching:
GEWERCMAN, KIESEL, RAJSBAUM, WAGNER in Lublin-Zamosc area of Poland
APT, GOTTLIEB in Hesse, Germany
BECKER, LEVI, LAUFER in Gdansk (after 1920) and Tuchola area, Poland
(was East Prussia)



ViewMate translation requests - Polish #poland #translation

ta.genealogy@...
 

Hi,
I've posted vital records in Polish for which I need a translation.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
Death registration of Uriya KISIEL 1812 Wojslawice
-https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96596
and
Death registration of KIESEL Szlomo 1826 Wojslawice
-https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96597
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
--
Regards,
Tamar Amit
ISRAEL

Researching:
GEWERCMAN, KIESEL, RAJSBAUM, WAGNER in Lublin-Zamosc area of Poland
APT, GOTTLIEB in Hesse, Germany
BECKER, LEVI, LAUFER in Gdansk (after 1920) and Tuchola area, Poland
(was East Prussia)


Help identifying the person on a postcard #austria-czech #translation

Dana Reiss
 

My name is Dana Reiss-Riff,
I have been trying to find out the full names of the people to whom the attached postcards were.
Reiss is my maiden name and this postcard was among items in my dads shoe box after he passed away.

Any help locating who the person on this card was would be appreciated.
If you do not have an answer for me, can you 
possibly guide me where else I could ask? "
Thank you,
Dana Reiss
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JGS of Greater Boston January Zoom Program on Yad Vashem #announcements #education #events #holocaust

Jessie Klein
 

Jan. 23 1:30-3:30pm EST -Serafima Velkovich- Tips for Using Genealogical Sources at Yad Vashem  Free for JGS of Greater Boston members, $5:00 for non-members.  Information at www.jgsgb.org


Jessie Klein
Co-President
JGS of Greater Boston
president@...


Re: I'm looking for a book On the genealogy of the Posen family from Frankfurt #germany #general

pweinthal
 

If no one on this list has the book, turn to your local library for help. You did not provide your city or country, so I cannot make any recommendations.

Reference librarians are experts in locating out-of-print books. Big city, university, and state libraries will have topic specialist reference librarians. They often will do a look-up for free or a small fee.

You don't have to go in person. All libraries have websites. They publish email addresses, telephone numbers, and Contact Us forms.

All researchers should learn how to use WorldCat.org. It is the premiere online catalog for identifying publications of all kinds and who has it. It is free to use.

And last, but not least, there are online bookseller databases that list copies for sale (e.g. Alibris)

Good hunting!
Pat Weinthal, USA
- whose mother was a fine, knowledgable reference librarian


Re: Bessarabia Birth Records #bessarabia

sendcliff@...
 

Hello,
I have found the attached birth record. I have tried to search for the digital record in familysearch.org but no luck. The more options fields do not match the details in the jewishgen record. Should I conclude I would need to see the microfilm in a LDS family history center and if so is the record only in Russian or Romainian? What information do the birth records include?
thanks for any assistance.

Best Regards,
Clifford Lamm
searching Lamm/Lam in Novoselitsa/Lipkani/Yedinitz


Re: Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) before WW II #austria-czech

Barbara & David Israel
 

I was in Karlovy Vary in 2019 and actually purchased some of the Moser crystal.  Here is the website of information about
 
Only after my visit to Karlovy Vary did I find out I too have relatives buried there.  May have to go back someday soon!!
 
Barbara Fisher Israel
Tempe, AZ. 
 
Searching for:  FISHER/FISCHER, STRASS, MITTLEBERGER, KAUFMAN, SIMON HERZ, KATZ 
ORLOWSKI/ORLOFF, RINDSBERG, ECKHAUS


Re: Seeking Research help in Ukraine and Romania #ukraine #romania #records

Chuck Weinstein
 

JewishGen has an infofile on hiring a genealogist with a list of researchers in Europe, along with references.  I would suggest you start there.

Chuck Weinstein
Bellport, NY 
chuck1@...


Re: which dna testing kit #dna #general

Jocelyn Keene
 

I concur with Jill's comments.  My husband also has Levite Y-DNA (tested at FTDNA) and it has proved to be quite helpful.  His surname is Phillips, which is very common overall but not so common amongst Jews.  But his DNA is unique amongst Phillips.  In my experience so far, the only Phillips who match his Y-DNA are members of his family.  So I have been able to confirm my paper trails back to the early 1800s via Y-DNA.  Autosomal DNA is also useful for the same thing but it is a pretty weak signature by the time you get back to the 18th century and is not specific for the male line.  I have found mtDNA to be much less useful, because both my husband and I have common mtDNA and have thousands of exact matches.  So I haven't been able to use it at all.  
Jocelyn Keene, California, USA


Ancestry DNA #dna

Ralph Baer
 

Has anyone received any new Ancestry DNA matches in about the last week?

--
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC

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Re: Cognate of Russian Personal Name #russia #names

yelena.v.volk@...
 

Zakhar is a Russian name. His real name could be consonant with the name Zakhar or begin with the letter Z or contain the letter KH. It is impossible to find out without seeing metric records.

Sincerely, Elena Volk
yelena.v.volk@...


Re: which dna testing kit #dna #general

Jill Whitehead
 

You need haplogroup analysis, Roberta, because you can find either a direct male or direct female line using mtdna or ydna analysis. This has proved invaluable in a number of cases in my family.

My paternal great uncle married out and moved from Liverpool to Birmingham, UK, and my brother and I were able to link his grandson to my family as he shared the same (very rare) ydna haplogroup as my brother (on FTDNA). We also did this along with finding the paper trail. You can only do this for the direct male line. 

My maternal great grandmother in Sheffield (who is my direct line female ancestor)  had a much younger sister in Hull, UK, and we could link the women descendants in both families, as we also have a rare mtdna haplogroup.  We did this via MyHeritage. 

We also used haplogroup analysis to match a third cousin in the USA who had a paper trail with my second cousin in Manchester UK. They had the same surname,  and exactly matched on the YDNA as direct male line descendants of the common ancestor,  and not only that, they found they had the classic Levite YDNA signature. We used FTDNA for this.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK 


Viewmate Translation Request - German #austria-czech #translation

June F Entman (jfentman)
 

I've posted a handwritten Family Tree in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM96493
The tree was written by Siegmund Werner (1867-1928) as part of his memoirs in the 1920's. I can make out and am familiar with most of the names on the tree, but I cannot read most of the other words (other than "Amerika").  I would especially like to have a translation of the paragraphs at upper left and at the bottom. I expect this is asking a lot and very much appreciate the help.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

June Friedman Entman
St. Augustine, FL, USA


Re: Good video and good book on Jews in Ukraine 1910-1941 #ukraine #general

David Cherson
 

Hi,
I happened to have watched the same book discussion and have also bought his book.  My mom and her family were in the worst of the civil war pogroms in Proskurov.  I've talked a lot about this in different Jewish Gen and non-Jewish gen settings.  But what was enlightening for me was his documenting that these pogroms from 1918-1921 signaled the onset of the holocaust.  We've been brought up to think that it all started with Nazi Germany and WWII.  These pogroms were not the spontaneous riots that typified earlier pogroms. These were accomplished by armed formations which were part of the army of the (temporary) Ukrainian state on the right, and the Bolsheviks on the left.  For many years I felt as though we were somehow "second place" to the holocaust.  The anti-Jewish violence in the area actually enabled the Germans to realize that they could get away with their nefarious plan with support of the local populations or at the very least not encounter any resistance from them.

David Cherson 


Re: Father and son with same name and what is correct name of grandfather? #names

Ellen Caplan
 

Leiba was most definitely a man's name in the old country, although today it is also used as a woman's name.
My male Liebman/ Lebman ancestors from Belarus had the name Leiba in every generation back as far as I can go to 1800. I surmise that their surname came from their first name, as son of Leiba/Lieba. There was even at least one female given this family name - spelled Liba in the transcribed records. (My Latvian ancestors also repeated the name in each generation, but in their case it was given as Leib. My daughter and grandson both continue this tradition with the names Leiba and Leib.)

Remember that spelling in English is of no consequence in the records, where the original was not written in English, but in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, German, etc. and where there were no standards for spellings/ transcription into English.
 
Ellen Caplan
Ottawa, Canada
Researching: EISENBERG, NAGLER, GINIGER, KLINGER: Mielnica, Ustye Biscupie, & Zalescie, Galicia; BREGER, LIEBMAN: Gomel & area, Belarus; PARADISGARTEN,  SOLOMON: Tukums & Mitau, Latvia


JewishGen Education - Why Take a Class? #education #JewishGenUpdates #announcements

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education - Why Take a Class?

 

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Hands-on means one on one mentoring and coaching,

Our platform is collaborative and features many familiar classroom resources.

  • Lessons
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  • Ability to upload and download documents
  • A private place to post your family information
  • Hints in real time for pressing beyond brick walls
  • A private Post and Response Format for you to ask questions and get answers

Best of all we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you get a response from your instructor within a few hours.

Our platform alerts you with an email if you have a post-response from your instructor

 

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education@...
Nancy Holden
Director of Education


Re: Documentation of Crown Rabbis of Bialystok #rabbinic

aaran1286@...
 

It seems that the tenure varied. According to the Pinkas, Steinberg was only Rabbi for 6-7 months, and there is documentation of him. 

A brief google search hasn't borne fruit, unfortunately. He is probably mentioned somewhere in HaKarmel.  He probably wrote a book, too. But I can't find these things. 

Many thanks, 

Yoav Aran
London

7101 - 7120 of 671895