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Re: Familysearch port of origin potential error (e.g. Boulogne Sur Mer in Argentina instead of France) #general #announcements

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Notice Boulogne sur mer in Bienos Aires, Argentina is an inland town. It could mean a place of origin but not a port of any kind.
 
Hope this helps.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


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

Michele Lock
 


Earlier in this discussion, someone speculated that the TV network CBS timed the airing of this segment on Anne Frank to run on the same weekend as the synagogue hostage taking in Colleyville, Texas. However, this cannot the case. For several days prior to the airing of the program on Sunday the 16th, CBS had been running promotional ads for the tv program.  It is just coincidence that the two events took place in the same weekend. 
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Re: entry no. vs. death certificate no. #records

Brian Kerr
 

The entry number isn't the certificate number.

That number is the entry within a batch.

For example, a batch may have 100 images/documents and each specific one of that batch is the number that's called the entry number.

I hope I had explained this okay via text... :-))

I'm not the highest experienced expert with FamilySearch, but I try to learn what I can as I use/encounter something.

Good Luck! :-))

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V/R,
Brian D. Kerr, Esq
SSG, U.S. Army (Retired)
SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired)


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

Jill Golden
 

I would like to thank everyone for all of their great suggestions, I would not have been able to find the information if it was not for your help. 

It turns out the Rabbi was Louis Miller, age 25, Immigrated to the US in 1886, the same year as the wedding. He is listed in the 1900 census as a piano teacher. For those of you interested in him here is his Family Search page https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSJ2-VNF

The Synagogue or more likely an Aid Society was Rodfe Zedek Anshe Retove  , 225 East Broadway, New York 10002, found at Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, New York Historical Synagogue Map. I'm sure this is the right one, since much of my family came from Rietavas (Lithuania). https://genealogy.cjh.org/synagogue-map?inputtext=rietavas&searchtype=words&Search=Search 

I learned so much about searching street addresses, my eyes are a little crossed but glad I found something. He is listed in Enumeration District (ED) 70 in New York. I used Stephen Morse, One-Step Census to find it. 

I'm hoping to connect more of my family to this Synagogue, yes the search goes on. Thank you again.

Jill Golden 
Searching COHN/KAGAN, HARRIS/HIRSH, SIMPSON/SIMSON


Re: How to obtain Lodz cemetery photo #lodz

Brian Kerr
 

Though I do like and use Find-A-Grave, but I've been able to locate Headstone Photos in BillionGraves that's not in Find-A-Grave (and vice versa).

The following link is to a list of Cemeteries in Poland that may (hopefully) be helpful in locating what you need.

https://billiongraves.com/site-map?country=Poland

On occasion, I've also reached out by email/phone to Cemeteries that were more than happy to provide information like a photo, but always keep in mind that there may be Records pertaining to a Burial without a specific location and/or Headstone (depending upon the circumstances).

I do wish you the best of luck! :-))


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V/R,
Brian D. Kerr, Esq
SSG, U.S. Army (Retired)
SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired)


Re: Who Was Dora ROSNER from Tarnow- We Found It #poland #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,

With your help the question was solved. Her son Leo Leib ROSNER immigrated to the US in 1947 and Ancestry has the details of his parents. Leo was born in 1908 in Berlin. His mother

was Dwora BALSAM and she was born in Tarnow. It seems that the family went back to Poland after 1933. JRI-PL has her birth record and interestingly her father's given name was Arie 

which means lion in Hebrew. Her maternal grandfather was called Leib.  Yad Vashem has several PoTs filled by different people called Leo Rosner which caused some initial confusion.

Thank You all.

Jacob Rosen 

Jerusalem


Re: Private investigator in Israel #israel

Brian Kerr
 

Try reaching out to someone like those on the following link who may be able to provide some guidance.

https://genealogy.org.il/

Good Luck! :-))

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V/R,
Brian D. Kerr, Esq
SSG, U.S. Army (Retired)
SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired)


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

Shelley Mitchell
 

And I disagree with Andrew Sverdlove. You are jumping to wildly broad unsubstantiated conclusions. Like the episode, you, like others, try to put Jews in a box. Think of the subject as merely an attempt to answer a question which cannot be answered.  Hindsight is not only 20:20 but it attempts in vain to see the past the same way a person in the past saw it. 


The enterprise and the book are of no value to anyone. Hopefully the masses will figure that out and avoid the book. In the meantime a family’s name has been besmirched based on a guess. 


Shelley Mitchell NYC 


Which burial ground is likely for a death registered in Battersea, London? #unitedkingdom

Lesley
 

My grandfather, Lewis Bowman, originally from Poland, died in London in 1958. I already have the information that his death was registered at Battersea in the April-May-June quarter, and there is a volume (5c) and page number (91). But I don't know how to find out more from this information. I have looked at the UK government site for ordering certificates (www.gro.gov.uk) but their available death listings don't include 1958. I don't even know how to find out which Jewish cemetery he is likely to have been buried in, although my grandmother, Rebecca Bowman, was buried at Waltham Abbey Cemetery (I have a photo of her gravestone which someone found for me in an online listing) so it is possible he was there too, but how do I find out? Any search I've done has come back with no results. NB they were married at Philpot Street Synagogue in London, if that gives any clues.

I'm probably missing something very obvious. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Lesley Bowman
originally from London
Researching mainly BOWMAN / BAUMAN; WEINSTEIN; JACOB; NYMAN; MYRON / MIRON


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

Sandra Malek
 

It is also a BOOK!

For those who read, the information contained in more than 350 pages will be equal to, or even better than, the 60 minutes or you tube abridged version.

Sandy Malek
Los Angeles, California


Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family? #holocaust

Joseph Hirschfield
 

The book's author presented his theory. It was his answer to the question that has existed ever since the Ann Frank diary was published. It is why the 60 Minutes episode has created so much interest. That a Jew could betray other Jews to save his own life may be immoral but happened in other circumstances too. I recall reading of concentration camp inmates stealing food from the weak and the young. The need for survival can overwhelm all other considerations.
 
Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI  USA
MINOWITSKI, MINOFF- Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk -BELARUS
HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Bialy Kamien, Gliniany, Skwarzawa, Jaryczow Nowy- GALICIA


Private investigator in Israel #israel

milanapea@...
 

Hi group. I’ve been trying to find a long lost relative for years with no success. Please believe me when I say I’ve tried EVERYTHING. Can anyone recommend a private investigator in Israel? TIA
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Milana Peacock
New York, NY

Moderator note: Please respond privately to Milana by using your "private" message reply tab or at: milanapea@... 


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

Andrew Sverdlove
 

I disagree with Larry Gaum.  While the Jewish leader of the area is dead and cannot defend himself, I personally think it was a very good investigative reporting and probably correct.  It is why the father stopped his search.  There is no other reasonable explanation.  Jews, like everyone else, have good, bad and partially good or partially bad people.  That is human nature.  "What would you have done".  That is always in my mind when I read horrific deeds.  We are not morally superior in any greater number than other humans. Perhaps instead of focusing on "money grabbing" we should focus on "life saving".  Whose life?  The accused.  I read stories of early Israeli immigrants who survived the Shoal being killed because they were recognized as fellows who worked with t he Nazi's to survive a few months or years or forever.
Andrew Sverdlove
Stamford CT


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

pweinthal
 

City directories contain prefatory materials that include house of worship listings. These often include names and addresses of clergy.

Far too many people nowadays only access online city directories for name searches. Those of us who examined physical volumes in our research learned the true value of a city directory is more than that. They contain a history of a region's development, announce street re-naming and numbering schemes, census and demographic statistics, and provide lists of civic offices, schools, fraternal organizations, and more. They often contain a reverse street directory. The table of contents will guide you.

It is worth taking the time to scroll to the beginning and the end pages of online/microfilmed city directories and not limit yourself to using them merely for name searches.

Good hunting!
Pat Weinthal, USA


The London Gazette #unitedkingdom #records (correcting my earlier message) #unitedkingdom #records

Jeffrey Cohen
 

 

I’ve found the London Gazette very useful especially for name changes where often the whole of the family is stated. I suggest searching directly on thegazette.co.uk as searching from google may miss results.  Also do try different spellings as its not great at fuzzy searches.

In parts of the British Empire / Commonwealth there have been similar publications,

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_colonial_gazettes

 

Jeff Cohen


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

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