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JewishGen Talks: Help! I Tested My DNA and I’m Confused! - Re: AncestryDNA #dna

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello to all,

here's the link to the JewishGen Talk on the JewishGen Youtube-Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBNg19p37iM&t=16s

Many thanks to Gil Bardige for his explanations on how to filter out promising matches. And how to reduce the multitude of matches caused by endogamy to a manageable level.

Regards from Germany

Corinna (Woehrl, née Goslar), Hoisdorf, Germany


Another request for 1921 England census Polish Russian place name suggestion #unitedkingdom #poland #general

Nettie Edwards
 

Hello,
I’d appreciate any suggestions as to where the birthplace of my 2x great grandfather Morris Jacubs may have been.
I’m wondering if BOLSLAIRE could be Boleslaw, now in in Dąbrowa CountyLesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. This would appear to be the only one of the three Boleslaws I’ve found in the JewishGen Gazetteer, that was part of Congress Poland between 1846, Morris’s given birth date, and 1910 when Morris became a British citizen. However, I’m not sure whether this part of Lesser Poland was still ruled by Russia in 1921 when the census was taken. I’m hoping that someone here will be able to set me straight on this fact.
However, Morris’s Naturalisation papers give his birthplace as BOLSLAVIA, stating that both he and his parents “Jacub ( corn merchant) and Carrie Jacubs” were subjects of the Tzar of Russia. Learned members of JewishGen have suggested that this might be BOLESLAWIEC, now 
 in Wieruszów County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland.
I appreciate that all details given in the census and other official documents are determined by the personal knowledge and dialect of the individual answering the questions but as I am still to find any positive sightings of my family beyond the shores of the U.K., before 1868 when Morris Jacubs married his Gentile wife, I
‘m open to all suggestions.
with thanks and best wishes,
Nettie Edwards



Geogrphical location of Lumsden/Lumsen Poland #poland #general

Gillian Cook
 

I am researching my great-grandparents who apparently came from Poland in the late 1870s. Census records state their birthplace as Lumsden or Lumsen Poland. Their oldest child has the same.
I can find no information re this place as an exsting one or maybe that has been renamed/destroyed. I wondered whether this was misleading and maybe it was referring to Lumsden in Scotland that did have immigrants around this time but I cannot reconcile this? Has anyone else come across this or have ideas?
Gillian Cook


Where were Jewish people in West Kirby buried? #unitedkingdom #general

Nettie Edwards
 

My 2 x great grandfather Morris Jacubs died on 11 May 1922, at 84 Banks Road, West Kirby, Cheshire England. I’ve read the pages about burial grounds, here on JewishGen but still can not locate Morris’s place of rest. Following his death, his second wife and their three children moved down to London. His first wife was not Jewish and will have been buried in Liverpool but I have not found a record of it.
Morris’s death was announced in the Jewish Chronicle 26 May 1922
Any thoughts on where Jewish residents of West Kirby might have been buried will be gratefully received.
with thanks, Nettie Edwards


Re: Someone who knows old Jewish cemeteries near Kaunas #lithuania #general

Ilan Ganot
 

Hello Joe, 
Another source for Kovna (Kaunas) cemeteries may be the International Jewish Cemetery Project at:
https://iajgscemetery.org/

Kind Regards, 
Ilan Ganot


Cemeteries in and around Kovna (Kaunas) #lithuania

Ilan Ganot
 

Hello Joe, 
The JOWBER database of the JewishGen lists 39 Jewish cemeteries in and around Kovna (Kaunas). See:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
This may be a good starting point for your search.  
Kind Regards, 
Ilan Ganot
Co-webmaster
Mazheik Memorial Website (MMWS) 
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html


Translation from Hungarian to English #translation

Alex Magocsi
 

RE: GREIF, Samu and Cili and family

I have an image of the 1869 HU/SK census and need help in understanding a few words.  The attached jpeg has been snipped from LDS film 720011, img 618.
I would like to know what is written under Cili's name and under Herman's name.  Furthermore I would like to know what is written in the last two columns shown.

Thank you 
Alex Magocsi
Hamburg Germany


Re: Hebrew Translation to English needed from marriage document #records

ramot418@...
 

This is a standard Jewish marriage document ('ketuba'), where all the important information is in the handwritten text only.
However, the quality of the photo is not very good, making it very difficult to read.  Perhaps I could guess some of the information if I made an effort, but I wouldn't be sure.  I think others would agree with me.
I suggest that you scan the document so that the handwriting becomes more legible.  If you can't scan, at least take a better picture of the handwritten areas (more close up) - even if you have to take a series of pictures to cover the entire handwritten areas.

--
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


Re: Jewish Converts Institution in London / Conversion records #unitedkingdom #records

ramot418@...
 

I second Ittai's recommendation to visit the church - certainly not your typical Anglican church. :)  There is usually someone around who will be able to tell you a bit about it, if you like.  Also there is a museum and good sit-down pastry shop with cakes, coffee and the like.

--
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


Someone who knows old Jewish cemeteries near Kaunas #lithuania #general

er raisuli
 

Hi, can anyone recommend someone who is familiar with old Jewish cemeteries in towns near Kaunas, Lithuania? 

Thank you,
Joe Tarshish
Philadelphia, PA, US
TARSHISH & SHACH, Lithuania


Re: 1848 and 1857 Hungarian Censuses #slovakia #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

No, the Hungarian Jewish records start in 1840's only. There could be very few exceptions that have years 1830's available, but definitely not Ulics.
--
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


Re: Lost family #israel

Moe D
 

He did not have a brother Moshe, but a cousin Moshe.
Anyone with any leads of who his family was from his father's side Elyakum Getzil Perlman, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Mö Dinkel 


Re: Looking for translation of fathers' names on headstones for Faya (Fanny) Dann & Rose Fidler #translation

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Faya daughter of Aharon (=Aaron) Zvi
rachel dtr of Avraham (=Abraham)

both stones, as usual, begin and end with abbreviations of “here lies” and “may her soul be bound in the bonds of (everlasting) life”. The Jewish date of death follows the names, also as usual.


david dubin
teaneck, NJ


Re: Translation of Video Narration from Czech #translation #austria-czech

Susan Lauscher
 

The Sonix service was very easy to use and was very fast. it took about 3 minutes to produce a Czech transcription of the narration, and then another 2 minutes to do the Czech to English translation, so it was all free.  Amazing! Unfortunately, the translation doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  I can spot some mistakes, but in most cases, I don't really know what is being talked about.  It's actually quite funny in spots ("Dr. Mongolian" shows up several times.)  I wonder whether the "errors" are in the translation or the transcription of what was heard.  

Thanks for suggesting it.
Susan Lauscher
Northglenn, CO


Hebrew Translation to English needed from marriage document #records

Rhoda Mastronardi
 

I have a marriage document from my grandfather and grandmother. It's in hebrew I think. I cannot read it. I am hoping there is information about their parents on it? My grandfather was Isidore Pawley from Kiev, Russia. My grandmother was Lillian Dates. I believe they were married May 21, 1929. It's a long document I know. I would be very appreciative if someone would translate it for me. Or at least give the important details. Thank you!
--
Rhoda Mastronardi
rhodamastronardi@...


Searching for connections to surname HOLZAPFEL #names

holsoppj@...
 

I am searching for connections to the surname HOLZAPFEL or the city/county of Holzappel.

 

Since 2004 I have been leading student trips to Lithuania where I collaborate with a university in Klaipeda. We visit Ponar, IX Fort and the ghettos in Kaunas and Vilnius.  I have visited with students who lost grandparents at these places and with students whose family members collaborated with the Nazi program. On the last trip a student whose grandfather was Litvak connected with some of her heritage. Every student is impacted at some level.

 

On my last trip to the Riga Ghetto, I was scanning names when I discovered three HOLZAPFEL’s and then two more. This is an unusual surname, so I was surprised to find my surname on the lists. When I returned home I discovered many more on JewishGen and lists at various of the Holocaust sites.  All of this was totally new for me.

 

My family came to the USA, many generations ago, but their history in

Germany seems unclear with a variety of competing stories.

 

I have no idea where this might lead, but I am seeking to see if there are connections to be made.

 

Jerry Holsopple

holsoppj@...

Research: HOLZAPFEL, HOLTZAPFEL, KLEIN, TRAUDT, VOLKER, FACKLER

towns: Holzappel, Michelfeld, Krefeld, Kassel all in Germany


Re: Jewish Converts Institution in London / Conversion records #unitedkingdom #records

Ittai Hershman
 

Further to Caroline's more direct response to your query, the whole history of the LSPCJ has in recent years been written about by the historian David Ruderman.  I highly recommend his 2020 book "Missionaries, Converts, and Rabbis" and you can find lectures by him on the topic (I attended an early such lecture in 2015, but I see that a 2020 version was sponsored by the National Library of Israel and is on their YouTube channel).

Around the time I became aware of this history, In London, I stumbled on the memorial plaques for those involved in the LSPCJ at the restored Christ Church Spitalfields that had been relocated from Palestine Place.  Spitalfields was part of the Jewish East End of London.  If anyone is interested, I photographed these memorial plaques which can be seen here: https://goo.gl/photos/LdHZkXGoSNZoNQP4A

Finally, Orit, as you are in Israel, if you are not aware, literally across the street from the entrance to Migdal David in the old city of Jerusalem, is the oldest Anglican church in the Middle East.  It was built expressly for the purpose of proselytizing Jews, and was headed by a Jew who converted in London, Bishop Michael Solomon Alexander.  מאוד כדאי לבקר.  Here is a photograph of the alter that I took when I visited over Chanukka a month ago.

Ittai Hershman
New York City





Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Annette Weiss
 

Hi All,
I am seeking any B/M/D, census, revision lists, and military records that are available for Stanislawow (now Ivano-Frankivsk), Tysmienica, Nadworna and surrounding towns for the years 1850-1910.  Specific names of interest are TEIKSLER, ZWEIFLER, KESSLER and SCHWARTZ.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give ... Happy New year, and stay safe and healthy.
Annette Weiss
New York City
aweissny@...


Looking for translation of fathers' names on headstones for Faya (Fanny) Dann & Rose Fidler #translation

laurackatz@...
 

I'm requesting translation, especially fathers' names, for the headstones of my great-grandmother Faya (Fanny) Dann and my grandaunt Rose Fidler. Photos for both are attached.

Thanks very much in advance for your help.
--
Laura Katz
Great Barrington Mass., USA
laurackatz@...
LIPITZ & ARSCHANSKY: Smela, Cherkasy, Ukraine; DAN: Veliuona, Kaunas, Lithuania;
GOLDBERG: Bialystok, Poland & Pruzhany, Belarus; 
GANTCHER/GENTCHAR/GONTSAR: Slonim, Belarus; GALLERSHTEYN/GALLERSTEIN: Byten, Belarus


Balkanyi family in Zurich #rabbinic By Neil Rosenstein #rabbinic

Cornelia Koyama
 

for Neil Rosenstein

the Swiss Telephone book lists 4 Balkanyi in Zurich

I hope this is of help.
Cornelia Koyama


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