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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #belarus #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

Just like most towns had their “royfes” —barber surgeons with no formal education who cared for people when there was no doctor, or one a person could afford — they had their “bobbes” who were the midwives families depended on to bring their children into the world. The profession of bobbes was an inherited one just as was the case with the royfes.
“Two Bobbes” from the Yizkor book of Horodets (Belarus) is the story of Bobbe Mindl and Bobbe Chaya-Zlate. For decades, Bobbe Mindl delivered children of Jewish mothers, and almost the whole shtetl were her “Children”. She did not wait for them to get sick: when scarlet fever was raging, she would bring a red band or sew garlic in a sack and put it around the child's neck. When the town’s old Rabbi passed away, she brought her “children” pieces from the Rabbi's shrouds as a charm for long life (he was almost 100 years old when he passed away).
For Chaya-Zlate, her profession as midwife was a sideline income, while her chief income was drawn from teaching. Bobbe Mindl was the more popular choice, but many wives preferred Chaya-Zlate because when they were in labor, she used to tell jokes and humoristic episodes, and though the wife was in great pain, she would still laugh through them.
 
 

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Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: “Torat Chasidism” by Rav Shmuel Chassid Bendet #general

pweinthal
 

Have you tried asking at your local library? Reference librarians are experts in locating current and out-of-print books. Big city, university, and state libraries will have topic specialist reference librarians.

London in particular is rich in bibliographic resources. A librarian should have little difficulty in identifying a holder and helping you access it.

You don't have to go in person. All libraries have websites. They publish email addresses, telephone numbers, and Contact Us forms. They often will do a look-up for free or a small fee.

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.

Good hunting!
Pat Weinthal, USA


Re: Who Was Dora ROSNER from Tarnow? #galicia #poland

Howard Fink
 

Hi Jacob,

I hope that you saw this on the record Leib Leo Rosner made for his mother:

Dwora Rosner nee Balsam was born in Zaszczomka, Poland in 1873. She was married. Prior to WWII she lived in Tarnow, Poland.

Howard Fink
genKnowHow@...
Tarnów Archives Coordinator

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: HKP Jewish Labor Camp 1943-1944 #holocaust

Russ Maurer
 

Also, the website, https://searchformajorplagge.com/ is definitely worth examining. It is especially rich in testimonies and interviews, and includes its own list of 1234 HKP prisoners and their fates, assembled from various sources, including the lists in the HKP book.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator
LitvakSIG


Re: Soroki uezd (county) Vital records #bessarabia #translation

Maury Kitces
 

I am not able to help with translations, but am definitely interested in the results.  Especially for names Kharast and Kitzes in Dombroveny and Markuleshty.

Maury Kitces
www.cousinsconnection.com


Re: “Torat Chasidism” by Rav Shmuel Chassid Bendet #general

Rubin, Rabbi - Contractor {PEP}
 

Try posting this question on Facebook.  There are several Jewish groups that might be able to assist you.
For example, Buy, sell, or swap seforim.  hosted by  Pesach Sommer.   I don't know if you have to be a member of the group to post.  Or if he will allow you to post without being a member.  But it is worth contacting him.  You can always join.
A Rubin, Chicago


Re: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family? #holocaust

Larry Gaum
 

I agree with Ms Goldberg.
To point our a fellow Jew who is not here to defend himself is reprehensible.
In my opinion, this is a money grabbing episode to sell books.
To accuse or even suggest a person’s guilt after he has long died is a cowardly act.
Larry Gaum
Toronto


Re: Spindler- Grondo #belarus #records #russia

Richard Sperber
 

Hi Art,

I have been working with an archive researcher from Belarus and he recently sent me the extract below of a record he found in Belarus's central archives.  He sent it to me because the woman mentioned, Feyga Badash, and my great grandmother Chana Badash, were sisters (Movsha Badash being my g-g-grandfather).  I thought you might be interested as Feyga's husband Mordukh Shpindler, being from Grodno and born about 1869, may well be a brother or first cousin of your g-g-grandfather Alexander.

1894. Personal information of residents from foreign passport applications, Grodno guberniya.

April 15: Mordukh son of Neakh Shpindler, 25 years old; Jewish petty bourgeois from town Grodno, and his wife Feyga daughter of Movsha Badash, 22 years old applied for a foreign passport for a trip to abroad. He requested to send his passport to town Belsk, Walkovysskaya  Street, Kaplan’s house.

Fond 1/24/1184

I hope this information helps in you in your Spindler research.  Maybe Neakh Shpindler, who was probably born in the 1840s or so, is a direct ancestor of yours!

Continued luck in your searchers,

Rich Sperber

 

 

Researching:

SPERBER, JOLLES, SCHONHEIT (Western Ukraine)

ROSCH, KRELL, NEUFELD (Western, Ukraine)

SEGALOWICH (SIEGEL in U.S.), BADASH, (Belarus)
AZERNITSKY (EISNER in U.S.), SAPOZHNIK (Belarus)

LERER, FIDELMAN, MALAMED (Eastern Poland & Warsaw)

BERLINSKY, GOLDWEBER, BUCHBINDER (Eastern Poland)

 

 


Jews in Georgian Society - The Laras of London #unitedkingdom #sephardic #events

contact@...
 

The extraordinary lives of the LARAS of London during the Georgian period.

Abraham collaborated with Pitt the Younger’s government to reduce the
National Debt. Esther’s husband was a good friend and benefactor of Horatio
Nelson. Benjamin was the perpetrator of a huge lottery swindle and his
brother, Moses, accumulated a large fortune. Charlotte Dacre and her father,
"the Jew King", were personalities of the day.

Their life stories are absorbing and entertaining: drawn from letters, court
proceedings, and other contemporary sources. Jews in Georgian Society is
rich in detail and full of remarkable insights into the commonplace and
exceptional circumstances of this extended family.

Pearl Foster was born in London and moved to Bristol for teacher training
and to complete a degree in Economics and Sociology. Her career in education
was followed by ten years as a registrar of births, marriages, and deaths.
She has pursued a lifelong interest in family history research – in
particular a branch of the Lara and Furtado families who escaped the
Inquisition of Portugal to England. Pearl is married, has two children, is
happily retired, and will be pleased to hear from anyone tracing similar
lines.

Pearl's books, are available from SilverWood Books
at https://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/pearl-foster

The meeting is on Sunday 23 January 2022, at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam, and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
The link is shared at our Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/sephardi

Everyone is invited to join us for free
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to the YouTube channel. It helps us a lot and reminds you when we are going
live!

Over the last two years, Sephardic World has become the leading forum for
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Best wishes,

David Mendoza and Ton Tielen
Sephardic World
Sephardic Genealogical Society


Re: List of Rabbis in New York Area mid 1800's #records

Odeda Zlotnick
 

On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 11:56 PM, Paul Chirlin wrote:
I do not think that Michaels is the Rabbi, he is a witness to the marriage.  The name of the Rabbi is shown on the smaller form as Dr ????.  That's the name you need to chase

paul chirlin
florida
I agree.  The witnesses are Michaels and Hydecker (part of the latter name appears on the second document).  The Rabbi may have been Dr. -- Miller.
 
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: How to obtain Lodz cemetery photo #lodz

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Concerning persons who had been buried during Shoah in Lodz' cemetery ghetto fields, I attach my picture of the original identification poles / plates of graves.
These original poles / plates are displayed in Yad Vashem Lodz' ghetto room.
Bernard Flam


Re: HKP Jewish Labor Camp 1943-1944 #holocaust

Russ Maurer
 

Hi Mindy,

There is no comprehensive list, but quite a bit of fragmentary information from items such as work group lists, daily sick lists, and the like. These were all researched and assembled into a book published 20 years ago. LitvakSIG obtained permission to index all of the names from this book (4467 total entries, but about 1000-1200 unique names as there was a lot of redundancy) and they were added to the All-Lithuania Database a few years ago. You can see all the names by searching Any Field Contains "HKP Jewish labor camp" (without the quotes) on the ALD search form, litvaksig.org/search-ald

The book, which also gives some camp history and context, has the same text in Lithuanian, Russian, and English.

Title: The H.K.P. Jewish Labor Camp 1943-1944
Author: Irina Guzenberg
Publisher: Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (Vilnius), 2002
ISBN:9955-9556-1-9

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator
LitvakSIG


Re: Viewmate translation from polish to English #translation

Kris Murawski
 

This is in German.
--
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, North Carolina
krismurawski24@...


Re: The London Gazette #unitedkingdom

Martyn Woolf
 

The London Gazette is an official publication of HM Government. Its purpose is to carry announcements and official notices such as Parliamentary Acts, Wills, Honours etc.

 

Interesting to read from time to time.  It is published every weekday.

 

Regards

 

Martyn Woolf

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


“Torat Chasidism” by Rav Shmuel Chassid Bendet #general

aaran1286@...
 

Shalom friends,

A page from this encyclopaedia mentions that my ancestor Rav Shmuel Chassid wrote a book called “Torat Chassidim”. 

I am wondering if someone could please help in finding a copy of the book.


Thank you very much,

Yoav Aran
London 


Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #records

Chaim Landau
 

Thank you very much!

The latter Mendel Friedman is indeed my 3xggrandfather, as evidenced by his wife's name Gitel Brandel, and yes he was a teacher and rabbinical judge in Radom - he officiated at weddings for a couple of years in Radom.

All the best,
Chaim Landau


Searching Marriage Certificate of Abraham Faibish Philo Sperber and Halina Horowicz #galicia #general

Hannah Sperber
 

Searching for marriage certificate of Abraham Faibish Philo Sperber and Halina Horowicz maybe in Stanislaus, Galicia approx 1930

Hannah Sperber 
Denver, Colorado u s a


Descendants of Theo David Sperber #unitedkingdom #germany #general

Hannah Sperber
 

Dear Genners,
does anyone know anything about Theo David Sperber born in Karlsruhe Germany in 1925, to Rugby UK in 1939, became British citizen in 1947, served in the British military

any help will be greatly appreciated  

Hannah Sperber, Denver, Colorado USA


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Preserving the Past – Protecting the Future: Who Will Inherit My Family History Research? Sunday, 30 January 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer
 

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

Preserving the Past – Protecting the Future:

Who Will Inherit My Family History Research?

 

Sunday, 30 January 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Virtual Meeting: Join from Home

 

Virtual doors open at 10:20 a.m. ET

 

The Program Committee of JGS Toronto regularly receives requests to organize a session entitled “Who will inherit my genealogy research?” As we age and discover that our children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews do not display the same burning interest in our family tree, this becomes a key question.

 

In response we have assembled a panel of inspirational speakers, primarily from our membership, to talk about their “legacy” plans.

 

Henry Blumberg will outline how he has developed an interest among his sons and grandchildren through travel to ancestral towns, creating a website with their help, and visiting museums and Holocaust sites.

 

Henry Blumberg is a barrister in Toronto. He is on the Board of JGS Toronto, has served three terms as convener of the international Latvia SIG, and two terms on the Board of Governors of JewishGen. Henry has presented at twelve IAJGS Conferences and was a speaker in Riga at the “Names and Fates Project” in June 2008, as well as at International Conferences on “Jews in a Changing World” in 2011 and in 2014.

 

Adena and Harvey Glasner will talk about completing the Family History template that they received from their granddaughter (called “My Grandmother's Life"). They will talk about how they started this project of documenting their family histories for their children and grandchildren.

 

Harvey and Adena are long-time members of JGS Toronto, and were both very active in the 2011 production of the anthology, Tracing our Roots, Telling our Stories, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of JGS Toronto. Harvey is a former President of JGS Toronto, and Adena served as the Society’s Secretary for several years.

 

Jerry Scherer will outline how, on Fathers’ Day, 18 June 2017, he gave a PowerPoint presentation to his children and grandchildren about his parents’ Holocaust stories. Each of his children then received a book on his talk so that they would never forget the stories of their grandparents. Jerry will demonstrate a creative technique he used to update his book for future generations.

 

Hersz (Jerry) Scherer, son of Holocaust survivors, was born in Siberia, USSR. He and his parents spent three years in a displaced persons camp, housed in the former barracks of the Waffen-SS in Germany, before emigrating to Montreal in 1949. Jerry has conducted a vast amount of personal genealogical research, meeting with great success. He is an active Board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto, currently serving as Vice-President, Communications.

 

Cyril Gryfe, a long-time JGS Toronto member, will talk about the website, populated with family stories, documents, and photographs, that he has created for his family.

 

In 1910, Sam Gryfe arrived on the shores of Canada from his hometown of Botosani, Romania. One hundred years later, more than 100 people from four generations of his family reunited to celebrate his life, and to meet and reconnect with long-lost family. Cyril played an instrumental role in connecting the family tree, which he posted at the reunion for all the relatives to see.

 

Les Kelman will talk about the Digital Scrapbooks that he has completed and is still working on.

 

Les is a former President of JGS Toronto, and is the current Program Coordinator, a role he has held for many years. Les sums up his genealogical journey with a birth history. His father was born in Ukraine, Les was born in Scotland, his children were born in Israel, and his grandchildren were born in Canada.

 

 

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

 

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 30 January.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Scherer

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Re: Spindler- Grondo #belarus #records #russia

Arthur Pronin
 

I do see a Ariia Spindler in records-in Grodno. But born in 1841. Sam Spindler was born 1888-Im not sure the same man? Could Ariia be Alex?

Art Pronin

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