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Enquiry about Pilovich and Melnik in Vilnia #lithuania #general

Graciela S.s
 

I’m looking for my grandmother’s and great grandparents birth certificate and any documents that prove their existence
Josefa pilovich 03/03/1910 Vilnia
Salomón pilovich 1885 Vilnia
Sarah Melnik. ( unknown)
My grandmother and her father immigrated to Argentina in 1924/25
Thank you
Graciela Saposnik -
England

Grace iPhone


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

yairsegalparis@...
 

It's here:

https://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=832&st=&pgnum=136&hilite=

--
Yair Segal


Looking for burial grounds in Merseyside and Sheffield #unitedkingdom #general

Peter Bush
 

I need help finding two burial grounds where ancestors may not have been buried in Jewish Cemeteries.
The first was living at Blundell Sands, Merseyside. The second died in the workhouse infirmary at Ecclesall Bierlow in Sheffield.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Peter Bush, London


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

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://tinyurl.com/y5jaw9va

New Databases

Annual Report of the Ashkenazi Community in Cairo    1938
988 listings
Private Collection

Beit Hinuch Orphans for the Sephardic Community – Jerusalem   1945
54 listings
Israel State Archives

University of Haifa & Oranim Graduates    2010
3,699 listings
Internet

Ben-Gurion University Graduates    2008 - 2009
10,565 listings
Internet

Updated Databases

Students of Alliance –Mogador-Essaouira & Sefrou Morocco      1917 - 1964
3,444 listings
Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People

Voters Constituent Assembly-Settlements 1949
26,377 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


Re: Identifying town name from WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards. Maybe in Bessarabia? #bessarabia #russia

Odeda Zlotnick
 

You are looking for a person who was an alien in 1917, lived in NY, had a wife and 2 children and signed his name in Hebrew letters as Harry Ackerman הערי אקערמאן

If you limit your seach to H* Ackerman with a wife named Anna in immigration data on family search, you'll find:
New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9HD-59X8?cc=2060123&wc=M5PD-449%3A351611901

This even has his picture, and the date of his marriage in the US.  The ship he arrived on, the name he had then.



--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Lecture "Finding Your Polish Ancestors Online Through the Polish State Archives" now online #poland #education #announcements

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Thank you very much, Ted.
I managed to catch view it in that short 24 hour window -- but will definitely watch it again.  As said above: it is well worth the time!
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: HKP Jewish Labor Camp 1943-1944 #holocaust

beckyanderson53@...
 

If you are interested in details of life at the HKP in Vilna, I highly recommend the book The Search For Major Plagge by Michael Good.  If will give you a good sense of what life was like at the camp.  I also highly recommend the movie  a (documentary), "The Good Nazi" which tells the story of the HKP camp, Plagge's role in trying to save the Jews who worked there (though only a small fraction survived the liquidation of the camp).  The movie combines interviews with survivors and reenactments of parts of the history at the camp.
Rebecca Fogel Anderson


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

tony hausner
 

In the Yizkor book for Skala Podolskaya that I had translated is a chapter about how Max Mermelstein survived two years in the forest outside of Skala. When the Nazis came around with dogs, he spent at times two days in a pit covered with branches without food and water. One of many very moving chapters in the book. See our website. https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/. And Max’s chapter https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/.../SurvivingInForest.html

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 


Re: Identifying town name from WW1 and WW2 Draft Cards. Maybe in Bessarabia? #bessarabia #russia

Yefim Kogan
 

Lianne  Shavua Tov,

I was trying to resolve your puzzle and I could not.  There was not such a town (ARJOVONITZ or ARZANOVITCH or similar) in Bessarabia, and likely in the whole Russian Empire.  I even looked into old names of towns and could not find anything.

I also looked into Bessarabia Geographical Dictionary, https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/misc/GeographicalDictionary_JewishPopulationinBessarabia082013.pdf
where we have towns, shtetlakh and even villages where Jews used to live or/and work,  and the closest place was Arloneshty.

Here is a suggestion to you.   If you have any other information about that person, maybe written on a post card or  letter.  That may help.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Re: original article telling the Oskar Schindler Story #holocaust

Steven (Zvi) Lewkowicz
 

I, too, am an ex-Montrealer and it gives me great pride to learn that it was "one of our own", Herbert Steinhouse (and Stanley Diamond's own cousin), who scooped Thomas Keneally's 1982 book "Schindler's Ark" by writing an article about Schindler back in 1949.  Furthermore, Mr. Steinhouse's direct access to Schindler himself, lends an authenticity that even the best researched book can't match.  Refer to the links below.
 
 
 
--
Steven Lewkowicz
Cleveland, Ohio  USA
szlewkowicz@...


Beltsy, Soroki and Kishinev Uezd Vital records #bessarabia #translation

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,  Shavua Tov!

After last week I asked for volunteers-translators, I got two new people to work on these records to work on Beltsy and Soroki uezd Vital records.  That is great.

I want to let you know what we still have for Kishinev Vital records:
Birth records:  1920 in progress;
Marriages: 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919 all in progress,   1920 need translator from Romanian
Deaths:  1905 in progress,  and need translators for 1911-1915, 1917-1919 Russian and 1920 (Romanian)

Please let me know if anyone is interested to work/translate on Kishinev records  or also on some Beltsy, Soroki records, please let me know.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Upcoming JewishGen Classes: February-March 2022 #education #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

JewishGen is offering the following courses during February and March 2022

  • February 6 - February 26, 2022: Using JewishGen to Research Your Roots. Details
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To register for courses, and to learn more, please click here.

Nancy Holden
Director of Education
education@...


Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

Roberta Apte
 

When I was growing up my grandmother always told me that she had five sisters. "All girls," she would tell me. In researching her family I found a senses from 1920 and 1930. The 1920 census shows a male child as the youngest in the household. As I researched him, I found him in a mental institution on Long Island. I don't know how long he was there because there doesn't seem to be records. I did find him in the 1950s, living by himself. My mother didn't even know about him. This is just one of my family secrets that I've uncovered through genealogy research.

I often wonder how my great-grandparents were able to commit him. I wonder if he truly had a mental health condition, or if maybe he was gay and they couldn't accept it. So many things at that time were considered mental illness that would not be today. My great-grandfather was very religious and my great uncle might have been rebellious or had a learning disability. Who knows?--
Roberta Slome Apte


Re: The London Gazette amplification. #unitedkingdom

Eva Lawrence
 

The London Gazette changed its name to The Gazette, without changing its
essential function in, I believe, 2012.
Eva Lawrence
t Albans, UK.
--
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

kshepard
 

Having a child out of wedlock was a scandal too back then, now it is much more accepted.

Kathleen Shepard

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 03:06:28 PM CST, Renee Steinig <genmaven@...> wrote:


Hi Barbara,

As the speaker, I fully agree. In my talk, I refer to mental illness as a "skeleton in the closet" not because it should have been, but because, sadly, it was. The two cases I discuss are heartbreaking and no doubt treatment would be far different today.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM <jbonline1111@...> wrote:
I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness.  For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness.  We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC
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Re: Soroki uezd (county) Vital records #bessarabia #translation

craigmharris@...
 

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 10:21 AM, Maury Kitces wrote:
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

 I would be interested in the names Danilovich and Scholnik in the Soroki uezd records but can't help in the records' translation.

Craig Harris
Sarasota, FL


Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

Renee Steinig
 

Hi Barbara,

As the speaker, I fully agree. In my talk, I refer to mental illness as a "skeleton in the closet" not because it should have been, but because, sadly, it was. The two cases I discuss are heartbreaking and no doubt treatment would be far different today.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM <jbonline1111@...> wrote:
I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness.  For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness.  We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC
._,_._,_


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

Jx. Gx.
 

The 60 Minute broadcast was made in typical journalistic fashion to give the impression that a thorough investigation was conducted to discover who betrayed the Franks, but in the end admitted their “evidence” was circumstantial and inconclusive. In other words, it was no closer to the truth than previous investigations and may have muddled the mystery even more.  It was shocking to hear the former FBI agent say that suspect X was eliminated because he was not an anti-Semite – as if that's the only reason for betraying the Franks. The team zeroed in on one member of the Jewish Committee (suspect Y) because he had a list of where Jews were hiding. Pursuing that questionable avenue of investigation, wouldn’t it also be possible that other members of the Committee might have access to that same list, making them suspects, too? This question was not addressed. Also not addressed is the fate of the Committee members, excluding suspect Y.  Typically, the Nazis murdered those who cooperated with them once their usefulness had passed. This did not happen to suspect Y.  Here again, no explanation was given. The 60 Minute broadcast reminds me of the 1986 television special “The Mystery of the Al Capone Vaults,” in which tabloid journalist Geraldo Rivera intimated that when the vaults were opened they would reveal a cache of loot and more. That turned out to be a bust.


Jeffrey Gee

Arizona


Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events

jbonline1111@...
 

I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness.  For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness.  We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.  
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


TAJTELBAUM/TEITELBAUM (a/k/a Tomer), Będzin, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner
 

 

The January 19, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried two legal notices from the Regional Court of Będzin in regard to real property in Będzin belonging to now-deceased Polish Jews.   The individuals in question are:

 

Abraham TAJTELBAUM (later TOMER), a physician, born April 20, 1932, died April 11, 2009 in Tel Aviv, son of Itzhak & Rivka, and

 

Carmela TAJTELBAUM (later TOMER), a  nurse, born May 16, 1934, died December 20, 2019 in Tel Aviv, daughter of Josef & Jafa (Yaffa).

 

In this case, there appears to be a living heir who has applied to the court for recognition as the legal successor to the above.  His name is Eran TOMER.

 

Any others who might be heirs to these people have three months from the date of the notices’ publication to contact the court directly.  In any contacts with the court, correspondents should cite Docket No. I Ns 793/21.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

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