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Re: Assistance Identifying a Rabbi and Gabbai from Prague Synagogue 1840s Text #austria-czech

binyaminkerman@...
 

(ר גבריאל בן ה''ה (= הרב הגאון
Anshil is a Yiddish name, sometimes paired with the Hebrew name אשר.
It appears that Reb Gavriel is actually the son of the Rabbi and both Reb Yuda and Reb Gavriel were gabbaim.
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

Researching:
KERMAN Pinsk 
SPIELER Lodz, Zloczew, Belchatow
SEGALL, SCHWARTZ Piatra Neamt


Re: Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

N. ARONSON
 

I can explain the change from Leuwarden to Segal.
The name Segal סג"ל is the Hebrew abbreviation for סגן לכהן SEGAn Lecohen = The one to see to the need of the Cohen, the priest, as that was (and to some degree still is) the job of the Levites to assist the Cohanim, the priests.
As such 99.9% of Segals are indeed Levites.
The sound of the name Leuwarden also indicates the being of a Levite.
In fact, on The Rotterdam Jewish cemetery, there are interred a David (1718-1808) & Moses (died 1769) Levy, sons of Rabbi Leib Leeuwarden Segal" and in the Jewish cemetery of the town Leeuwarden (!!!) there is interred a Isaac (1697-1750) son of Juda Levie Leeuwarden Segal.

As to Dusseldorf, did they perhaps move (or lived) there?
--
Nachum Aronson


Re: Death certificate/Montreal/1949-1951 #canada

michele shari
 

I unfortunately had the same situation with a child of my great grandparents that I found out about. In my situation I found a record online and contacted the cemetery who told me that I had more information than they did. The administrator said that children were frequently buried in between adult graves and if there was a marker at all, it was small and may not have lasted. He told us there was no place to put a stone or go say tehillim. Canada does have lots of records that were kept by rabbis, call Drouin Records, where I found a lot of my family's birth and marriage records from Montreal, so you could try that. Ours were on Ancestry. They were kept by the rabbis. If you don't have a subscription, email me directly with the info and I can try to find it for you. 
Just a note of thanks to the many people on here who have helped me along the way...I always take the opportunity to pass on an act of Hakaras HaTov as a thank you to all of them. 
 
 
The Drouin Collection Records is a collection of images of parish registers (baptisms, burials and marriages) as well as of other documents of historical and genealogical significance. It covers all of Quebec and French Acadia as well as parts of Ontario, New Brunswick and the Northeastern United States.

Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, Fl
micheleshari@...

researching Farkas in Transylvania/Hungary (Carei, Tasnad, Cluj, Kisvarda, Margitta, Satumare), Weiszhauz/Weisshaus (Vamospercs), Rosenfeld (Vamospercs), Isak/Izsak, Taussig/Tauszik, Schein, Pollak (married Farkas), Jakab (married Farkas)

Researching Stauber/Stober/Shtauber (Viseu and surrounding towns, Maramures, Romania), Deutsch, Malek/Malec, Fischman, Genud/Genuth, Apter, Herstik/Hershtik/Herstig, Teszler/Tessler, Davidovici, Ganz/Gancz, Paszternak, Feig, Pollak, Jakab

Researching Kaufman, Horowitz, Hurwitz/Gurevitz, Potashnik/Potasnik/Perlman, Perlmutter/Perelmutter, Lipsky, Leykin/Leikin, from Gomel, Minsk/Russia, Rosen and Resnick from Russia




Likely emigration route from Biala Podlask to London circa 1904 - 1913 #poland #unitedkingdom #general

rcbernstein
 

Hi everyone,

I realise that my grandfather and his sister might have taken any route, what are the likeliest route they may have taken?

Thanks.
--
Ruvane Bernstein.

(Efrat, Israel)


NY State Death Indexes on microfiche #usa #records

Renee Steinig
 

I am trying to find the town where Morris Kamhi died on 20 Dec. 1968.

The NY State Death Index on Ancestry provides this information...
 
Name: Morris Kamhi
Gender: Male
Age: 81
Birth Date: abt 1887
Residence Place: Aqueduct, Queens, New York, USA
Death Date: 20 Dec 1968
Death Place: New York, USA
Certificate Number: 100515
 
... but not the town where death occurred.
 
The decidedly user-unfriendly New York State index at 
has similar information. (Ancestry helps by deciphering Residence Code 7096.)
 
According to Mount Hebron Cemetery, where Morris is buried, he died in Hempstead, NY (Nassau County, Long Island) -- but the clerk of the Town of Hempstead could find no record.
 
Does anyone know whether any of the libraries which hold copies of  NYS death indexes on microfilm have them for 1968? In the past they had indexes to NYS deaths that occurred over 50 years ago, but I wonder if NYS has continued to update the libraries' holdings -- and also whether a microfiched index for 1968 is likely to include town of death. (I believe that fiche for earlier years do.)
 
I know that I can order the record from NY State, but would much prefer to request it from a town clerk, who is likely to respond sooner.
 
Thank you.
 
Renee
 
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Confusion over changing surnames from Dusseldorf to Leuwarden #germany #names

Tanya Williams
 

Hi All, I am newish at the Jewish research and I am having trouble following surname changes and why they keep changing. I have read all sorts of information and the obvious changes I understand, moving towns, changing jobs etc. I started with my 4th great grandfather Louis/Loeb Dusseldorf in Altona and following headstone information back  his father and Grandfather were Dusseldorf, Louis' great grandfather was a SeGaL from Hannover, his 2x great grandfather was a SeGaL (I think also from Hannover) yet his 3x great grandfather was a Leuwarden (I think). Why did we change from Leuwarden to SeGaL to Dusseldorf (or a variation of)? Thanks in Advance
Tanya Williams 
Cowra, NSW, Australia


Re: Tombstone (matzevah) inscription translation request #hungary #rabbinic #translation

Odeda Zlotnick
 

גדליהו: is a name; Gdalyahu - not an adjective.
כ"ו תשרי: is the date of his death, the letter כ stands for 20, the letter ו stands for 6.
נפט: comes from the word נפטר = deceased
As for the letters preceding Samuel Farkas's name: the correct way of abbreviating "our teacher the rabbi" is מו"ה and not what appears on the stone.
An error by the engraver? Or possibly, by the person who instructed the engraver?  

Further research may clear this up for you. 
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: German Passports #germany #general

Dan Nussbaum
 

Karen,

Obtaining German citizenship and a German passport is fairly easy. Contact the nearest German consulate. That is what I did.

It will help if you still have your father's citizenship papers, but it still can be done.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
yekkey@...
 
Tone can be misinterpreted in email. Please read my words with warmth, kindness, and good intentions.

Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere


Re: Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Todd Edelman
 

Hi Paul, what sources have you already used to look?

Also may I ask where your  Lichtenstein relative originates in Europe? My closest Lichtenstein relative is from northeastern Slovakia -- she is my great-uncle's wife, but she is also a cousin as they were cousins when married.

Todd Edelman
Davis, CA, USA


Re: Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

Have you searched the NYC death indexes
on stevemorse.org. If you find it you can order
the actual birth certificate from the Municipal  Archives 31 Chambers Street in lower Manhattan.

Diane Jacobs


On Jan 24, 2022, at 4:28 PM, Renee Steinig <genmaven@...> wrote:


Men named Herman often show up on earlier records as Hyman.

This may be his birth record on FamilySearch.org, despite the difference in date. (His parents' names are similar to what's on his marriage record, also transcribed on FamilySearch -- Harris Lichtenstein, Eva Breslon.)

Hyman Lichtenstein
Born 4 March 1896 Manhattan
Parents Harris Lichtenstein, Eva Brotstock

You might want to order both records through the Family History Library's free search service, to interpret handwriting for yourself and to see if they include additional information.

Also see Hyman Lichtenstein with parents Harris and Eva on the 1900, 1910, and 1915 censuses.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 3:34 PM Paul Silverstone <paulh2@...> wrote:
In 1942 on his WWII draft registration card Herman Lichtenstein (or Lichenstein) gave his birth date as Aug 23, 1896 in New York City. In 1921 he married Lilyan Haber, and this is the earliest record I can find for him. I have searched the census records 1900-1920, and also cannot find a WWI draft registration or a record of birth in NY for 1896. Maybe the family name was different before 1921. He regularly appears on other records after his marriage. What am I missing?

Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC
paulh2@...



--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


New book (in Russian) by Nadia Lipes on Pogroms 1917-1921 #announcements

L Fagan
 

Announcement of a new book by Nadia Sarah Lipes:

 

Pogroms: an inconvenient truth. 1917–1921: documentary novel / Nadia Lipes. - Odessa: Astroprint, 2021. - 348 p. - (Genealogy for Dummies Series) - ISBN 978-966-927-806-7 

 

Available for download at: https://jewishpogroms.info/

The book is written in Russian.

 

Description by the author:

 

This book, which the author took 7 years to write, is either a direct citation of documents stored in the Kiev regional archive, or a paraphrase close to citation. Between quotes, the author tries to explain the causes of anti-Semitism in general and in a specific region in particular. While this is by no means the first book written on the topic of the Russian Civil War pogroms, it is the first book written in a narrative form rather than a non-fiction style, so as not to overwhelm the reader, who will already have a hard time reading the historical descriptions. It is also the first book that examines in detail the features of Ukrainian-Jewish relations from the point of view of participants in the events on both sides. A number of documents and photographs are published for the first time.

The book is intended for people who would like to know the truth about the period between 1917 and 1921, as it happened.


Larry Fagan
Larryjg1@...


Re: Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Renee Steinig
 

Men named Herman often show up on earlier records as Hyman.

This may be his birth record on FamilySearch.org, despite the difference in date. (His parents' names are similar to what's on his marriage record, also transcribed on FamilySearch -- Harris Lichtenstein, Eva Breslon.)

Hyman Lichtenstein
Born 4 March 1896 Manhattan
Parents Harris Lichtenstein, Eva Brotstock

You might want to order both records through the Family History Library's free search service, to interpret handwriting for yourself and to see if they include additional information.

Also see Hyman Lichtenstein with parents Harris and Eva on the 1900, 1910, and 1915 censuses.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 3:34 PM Paul Silverstone <paulh2@...> wrote:
In 1942 on his WWII draft registration card Herman Lichtenstein (or Lichenstein) gave his birth date as Aug 23, 1896 in New York City. In 1921 he married Lilyan Haber, and this is the earliest record I can find for him. I have searched the census records 1900-1920, and also cannot find a WWI draft registration or a record of birth in NY for 1896. Maybe the family name was different before 1921. He regularly appears on other records after his marriage. What am I missing?

Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC
paulh2@...



Tombstone (matzevah) inscription translation request #hungary #rabbinic #translation

Tzvi Schnee
 

Shalom.
I have provided a photograph and link for Shlomo Farkas' tombstone; he is my great-great grandfather on my mother's side of the family. I have been able to translate most of this, except for some details, that I believe to be important. Please, any assistance from someone more qualified than me, would be most appreciated. 

Samuel Farkas (1843-1921) - Find A Grave Memorial

tombstone photo with my translation: see attached document.
Thank you very much. Shalom, Tzvi Fievel Schnee


Paris France's Louvre Museum Teams with Sotheby's to Investigate Provenance of Works Bought During WWll #holocaust #france #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Sotheby’s auction house will help the Paris Louvre Museum research the history of items the museum acquired between 1933 and 1945 which may lead to “restitutions.” The agreement is for three years will help fund research which may led to restitutions digitization, the organization of seminars, study days and publications.

 

It is the first international auction house to have a department dedicated to provenance research and restitution.” Sotheby’s restitution department was founded in 1997.

 

“Last year, the Louvre launched an online database of 485,000 object records drawn from dozens of internal databases. More than 1,700 works that were recovered in Germany after the Second World War but have never been returned to the descendants of their rightful owners are listed under the category of Musées Nationaux Récupération. The works do not belong to the French state but are managed by the Louvre and entrusted to French national museums for safekeeping. A Louvre spokeswoman says that the “partnership with Sotheby’s concerns works which are in the Louvre collections, not the MNR”.

 

On January 27, The International Day of Film on Art, the Louvre plans a day of film screenings aas part of the joint program, The event includes The Art Market During the Occupation, a 2021 documentary based on the findings of the art historian Emmanuelle Polack who was appointed by the Louvre in 2020 to investigate acquisitions made both before and after the Second World War.

 

A study day is also scheduled for 2 February which will focus on “the chain of transfer of ownership of works and cultural objects… in the light of the German Occupation and the Vichy laws.” Other topics covered include “purchases at public auction [by] the Egyptian Department of Antiquities between 1933 and 1945”.

 

To read more see:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/01/24/louvre-partners-with-sothebys-to-investigate-provenance-of-works-of-art-bought-by-museum-during-second-world-war-era

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Death certificate/Montreal/1949-1951 #canada

ramot418@...
 

If your parents belonged to a synagogue, ask them.  I'm quite sure that vital records were still the responsibility of the church/synagogues at that time in the province of Quebec, and that deaths were recorded by them.  I imagine this would be necessary for burial.  I know for a fact that births were still recorded by the synagogues at that time.
--
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: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Her Family? #holocaust

Molly Staub
 

Additionally, the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam displays such a letter tossed from a train and addressed to the person's children.

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL


Herman LICHTENSTEIN born 1896 - no record before 1921 #usa

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1942 on his WWII draft registration card Herman Lichtenstein (or Lichenstein) gave his birth date as Aug 23, 1896 in New York City. In 1921 he married Lilyan Haber, and this is the earliest record I can find for him. I have searched the census records 1900-1920, and also cannot find a WWI draft registration or a record of birth in NY for 1896. Maybe the family name was different before 1921. He regularly appears on other records after his marriage. What am I missing?

Paul Silverstone
West Vancouver, BC
paulh2@...


Berdichev #usa

Dawn
 

I am trying to find information on Jacob Bader.  He emigrated in the 1880’s to America.  He was or then married Pauline Katz.

  

 

Dawn Schneir

 


Help Please with Viewmate Translations# #translation #poland

pwalman@...
 

I would like some help please translating these family records from Plock in Poland. Please see the attached 5 Viewmate files.

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96988

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96989

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96990

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96991

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM96992

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in anticiption. 

Paul Walman
Essex, United Kingdom
Researching:-

WALMAN, WALDMAN, WOOLMAN, VALDMAN - Lithuania

KATZ,KATSEN,KATCIN - Riga Latvia

SENK, SANK - Plock, Plotkz

MICHAELOVITZ, MICHAELS, MITCHELLS - Plock, Plotkz
Kerstein, Bruzda, Brozdowicz - Plock


Re: The London Gazette #unitedkingdom

David Harrison <djh_119@...>
 

Basically the information given within this journal mainly concerns the public time-table of the royal family, who will be met, fed or be at any such event: it also lists the honours list on the Sovreign's birthday (this runs to several pages or at New Year such as local Postman or the Vice Chancellor of a rival university  If you are a famous explorer or were to get a medal from Liz this would inform all your friends (or enemies),  If you have ben promoted or given a gong (Active Service Medal)  Don't all countries have such a publicaton???

David Harrison
Birmingham UK
VAN RYN Netherlands
HERSZKOWICZ Poland


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Richard Stower <rstower@...>
Sent: 20 January 2022 17:04
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [JewishGen.org] The London Gazette #unitedkingdom
 
I have found a possible cousin-in-law, Olga (Haves) Suchostawer, listed in the August 23, 1949 issue of The London Gazette. The page appears to list the names and occupations of refugees and/or displaced persons living in post-war London. Her husband, Sigmund, was murdered in the Holocaust.

Is there someone who knows the purpose of The London Gazette?

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine
 
Researching Kolomyya: SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, BEISER, GRAFF. 
 
Chortkiv/Budaniv: GROSS, FELLNER, HOCHMAN
 
Dobrowa Tarnowską: KANNER, SCHMIDT, WERNER
 
 

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