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Re: Latvia Names and Fates updated #JewishGenUpdates #latvia #russia #courland

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you for this important information, and thank you to all of the volunteers at LatviaSIG and the archivists who have been so helpful.

Carol Hoffman, PhD
LitvakSIG President


Re: Have you found using data from LitvakSIG useful? #lithuania #general

Jrbaston
 

Records from Astryna/Ostryna have been translated through the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group (DRG) and may be searched in the All Lithuania Database www.LitvakSIG.org. If you want more details about how to join the LitvakSIG Lida District DRG where you will have access to Excel files of all translations for Astryna and other nearby towns, please write me privately at jrbaston@...
 
Judy Baston, Coordinator
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group


The United Kingdom Announced It is Making All its Holocaust Records Available for Research and Study #announcements #holocaust #records #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

    

 

The government of the United Kingdom announced it will be making all its records related to the Holocaust available to the public for research and study.  This includes the collection of 787 books in the St. Lambrecht collection, once looted by the Nazis, which will be accessible to the public for the first time.

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) plans to move them to the Wiener Holocaust Library subject to legal agreement

 

In addition, the governments of Guernsey and Jersey have committed to making their Holocaust records publicly available as well.

 

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, the Nazi era and genocide.

 

To read the UK government announcement see;

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-make-all-its-holocaust-records-accessible-for-research-and-study

 

Thank you to Hal Bookbinder, past president of the IAJGS and member of JGSCV for informing us about this.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Have you found using data from LitvakSIG useful? #lithuania #general

Harlan Levinson
 

First time poster. I have been researching for a long time for records of my grandparents and family. I have searched stevemorse, statue of liberty, jewishgen, contacted the Lithuanian Archives and have found nothing. I am wondering if LitvakSIG will have info, that the others do not. 
It has been frustrating to find nothing on stevemorse. I found a record of my grandfather's stepmother and step siblings arriving in 1899, but nothing before that. I very much want to find a birth certificate for my grandfather, born in Zasliai (Zosle) in 1874.
My grandmother was born in Astryna, I think, which is now in Belarus. But mostly looking for detail on my grandfather's side.
The total lack of evidence pre-arrival in the US has been very frustrating. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thank you
Harlan Levinson


Place of birth given as Rymska, Poland (possibly near Warsaw, Poland) #poland #general

kosfiszer8@...
 

I am researching relatives that went to Buenos Aires, Argentina on February of 1931 from the port of Danzig. The family name was Kestenbaum. The birth place of the father and 4 children is given as Warsaw, Poland. The mother place of birth is given as Rymska, Poland. I need help in finding Rymska. My guess is Rymska is close to Warsaw, Poland. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Re: Max Bruch. Who wrote the music for Kol Nidre was NOT Jewish #general

estelle
 

I don't know about Bruch, but I know that Naftaii Hertz Imber, who wrote the words to our treasured  Hatikvah, although Jewish, was an unkempt drunk.   

After my grandmother was widowed in 1900, at first she supported herself and three little boys by serving Kosher  dinners  in the parlor of the Lower East Side tenement the rented to single men who arrived before their families.  She served Imber every night, gratis, of course.  My father remembered that when he was a very young boy, Imber, not in very good shape, would wander around  the room reciting Yiddish poems, his or others.  He thought  that would pay for his meal.    He died young from liver ailments.

Estelle Guttman #7805
Reston, VA


Milestone for Hungarian Vital Records #hungary #slovakia #romania

Vivian Kahn
 

JewishGen’s Hungarian Vital Records database has reached a new milestone with the addition of 10,008 new records from places as diverse as Bartfa (Bardejov), Saros megye; Postyen (Piestany) in Nyitra; and Szombathely, the 10th largest city in Hungary. This brings the total number of birth records in the database to more than .5 million with a total of almost 834,000 vital records.

Thanks to Sarah Feuerstein, the Hungarian Research Division’s Vital Records Coordinator, and her team of volunteers. Thanks also to Alex Kotovsky and Avraham Groll for uploading the records to the marvelous JewishGen Hungary Database.

If you’d like to help the Division to acquire records from archives in Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania, please go to https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15 to make your donation to the Hungary General Fund or one of our focused accounts.

Thanks to all of the donors and volunteers who have helped to make our database one of JewishGen’s best!

Vivian Kahn, Director
JewishGen Hungary Research Division
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Re: List of butcher shops below the Brooklyn Bridge c. 1915. #usa

Albert Braunstein
 

I recommend you buy "The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902" by Scott Seligman which tells the story of thousands of Jewish women who took to the streets of New York in protest of the high price of kosher meat. The index has several pages about kosher butchers.
 
Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia


Searching for Information- STOICA born in Bukovina 1893 #romania

Sheilah Graham
 

Hello Everyone,
 
I was adopted at birth and have only recently learned about my birth family.  I am very new to genealogy searches and am finding a lot of roadblocks in my search for information on my great-grandfather.

From the limited information I have, my great-grandfather, Nicolae Stoica, was born Dec 18, 1893 in what I’ve been told was Charny-Potok, Bukovina, Romania. (At the time part of the Austrian Empire.) I am wondering if this is the same place as today’s Chornyi Potik (or in Romanian: 
Pârâul Negru), located in the Chernivtsi region in the Ukraine.  Is this correct?
 
As far as I know, my great-grandfather went by the names Nicolae STOICA in Bukovina, then was listed as Nikolai Stojko on the ship’s manifest (Antwerp to Montreal in 1909) and finally anglicized to Nicholas Michael “Mack” Stoik in Canada.  I was told he always identified as Romanian.

In 1937, my great-grandfather wrote to the Romanian Consulate in Canada requesting assistance in procuring his birth certificate.  At that time, the response was there was no document available.

Any assistance in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
 
Thank-you very much in advance for your help.
 
Sincerely,
 
Sheilah Graham
Canada
Searching: STOICA, Chornyi Potik (Pârâul Negru), Bukovina


Translation Request Please - Romanian #romania #translation

Sheilah Graham
 

Hello Everyone,

I am hoping someone might be so kind as to translate the attached postcard from Romanian(?) to English.

I was adopted at birth and have only recently learned about my birth family.  I am told this was a post card written to my great-grandfather (b. 1893 Charny-Potok, Bukovina) by his older brother who was, at the time, in the Austrian Army.  

As far as I know, my great-grandfather went by the names STOICA in Bukovina, then was listed as Stojko on the ship’s manifest (Antwerp to Montreal in 1909) and finally anglicized to Stoik in Canada.

Thank-you very much in advance for your help.

Sincerely,

Sheilah Graham
Canada
Searching: STOICA, Chornyi Potik (Pârâul Negru), Bukovina



Re: Town in Galicia #galicia

Christine De Angelis
 

Hi Richard,

If at all possible, you will want to find the original document this derivative abstract was created from.  To do reasonably exhaustive research, we strive to use original documents when we can.  Also, the original may very well have the full spellings of place of birth, though it is possible that is not the case.

As to which letter is expressed:  Four other cursive 'e's are seen on this snip:  in father's first name, father's last name, mother's maiden last name, bride's last name.  They are all much more open than the cursive mystery letter.  One other 'e' is present for residence place.  It's loop is more closed, but it is also a printed 'e'. 

I know this doesn't answer your question, but hopefully provided a different perspective.

Chris Alfaro


Re: Please translate one German word #translation

Ted Gostin
 

It looks to me like "Vertreter," which translates as "representative" (like sales representative) or "agent."

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, CA  
tedgostin@...


1930 Czechoslovak Census Records Now On-Line! #austria-czech #hungary #JewishGenUpdates

Vivian Kahn
 

I am very pleased to announce that the first batch of approximately 15,000 records from the 1930 Czechoslovak Census has been added to the Hungary database. These records are from the second Czechoslovak population census, which was conducted on 1 December 1930. (The first Czech census was in 1921. The statistical results of the 1930 Census were published in eight volumes, with a separate volume for housing data. This Census enumerated 136,737 Jews in Slovakia, out of a total Jewish population of 356,830 in all of Czechoslovakia. Slovakia’s Jewish population represented 4.11 percent of the total population of Slovakia.

This database will NOT cover the Czech lands (Czechia, Moravia, Silesia), nor the Subcarpathia (Podkarpatska Rus) area. Page images for this area from the 1921 Czechoslovak Census can be found at https://library.hungaricana.hu/hu/collection/KarpataljaiNepszamlalas1921/ but records are not indexed.

This monumental accomplishment would not have been possible without the efforts of Peter Absolon, who downloaded the images and has been coordinating the work of a volunteer team. For more information about this project and the records, go to https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/hungary/census1930.htm

Thanks to all!

Vivian Kahn, Director
JewishGen Hungary Research Division
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Czech Republic) New App Tracks Holocaust as it Happened in Prague Streets #announcements #austria-czech #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 


The Czech Academy of Sciences has launched a new mobile application created together with the Multicultural Centre Prague and the Terezín Initiative Institute. Called MemoGIS Prague,

it enables users to study the history of the Holocaust through an interactive map.  While creating the project they found thousands of incidents that are included.

 

To use the app go to http://www.ehri.cz/ 

See: https://www.holocaust.cz/   It is both in English, German and Czech.  

 The database can be accessed at:

https://www.holocaust.cz/databaze-obeti/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Petrof Piano Provenance - Haas Family (Anna & Grete) Vienna #austria-czech

Sherri Bobish
 

James,

There is a probate record for Grete HAAS in Orange County, FL.  Possibly info on a piano may be mentioned in a will.

Search Grete HAAS at this site and you will find the record.  It looks like the documents are not online, so you can order them from the court.  Case # 1986-CP-001637-O

https://myeclerk.myorangeclerk.com/Cases/Search?caseType=PR&caseTypeDesc=Probate%20Case%20Records


This may not be helpful in your search of the piano, but Grete arrived in NY on 24 Jun 1938.  Her full name Grete Frieda Anna HAAS.  She was a doctor of philosophy.  She left behind her father Mr. J. HAAS at Neustiftgasse 55.  Grete was going to her Uncle Philipp HAAS, 910 Riverside Drive, NYC.

In October 1938 when she applied for naturalization Grete lived at 375 Central Park West.

Good luck in your search,
 
Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: Ancestry to Apply Handwriting Recognition AI to Create Searchable Index for 1950 U.S. Census #announcements #records #usa

Sarah L Meyer
 

Actually it is the US census that is applying the OCR and AI to index the census and that is the way that Ancestry will receive the data. https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1950

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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Jews of Tukum #courland

Sherri Bobish
 

Janice,

This page has info on Tukums, Latvia, including info on the Yizkor Book.
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-3213646

You can search the JewishGen databases for town name, person's name, or both, at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/

This page has resources to search further.
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Latvia_Jewish_Records

You can check sites such as YIVO and Yad Vashem.
https://www.yivo.org/

https://www.yadvashem.org/

Good luck in your search,
 
Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: Town in Galicia #galicia

Russ Maurer
 

Maybe Austria. Or could it be Oest. Gal meaning east(ern) Galicia?

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


Jews of Latvia: Names and Fates 1941-1945 - Using the New Website #latvia #holocaust

Marion Werle
 

The former Latvia Names Project has updated its website, now called Jews of Latvia: Names and Fates 1941-1945. The Latvia Research Division website has been updated to provide information about how to use the new website, which is quite different from the old one. See https://latvia.jewishgen.org/holocaust/jews-of-latvia-names-and-fates-1941-1945 for further information.

The Jews of Latvia 1941-1945 website is an invaluable aid to researching ancestors who lived in Latvia between the two World Wars, and it can also assist genealogists in tracking family members who survived the war.

Marion Werle
Co-director and Webmaster
Latvia Research DIvision
latviard@...
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Marion Werle
<canadagenes@...>


Was my father a Ritchie Boy? #general

Helen Gottesman
 

My father Helmut/Henry Dobrin was at camp Ritchie and he seems to have been trained in translation and interrogation for 10 weeks in 1943 according to the documents we have from the Army..
He never mentioned this. He had a plaque that said he served in the engineering corps, company b 1303.
How do these 2 things fit together?
Thank you
Helen Gottesman
Boca Raton, Fl
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Helen Gottesman

Boca Raton, Florida

Searching Schwarz Roding Germany
Dobrin,Davidsohn,Segall. Lublinski in Bukofzer Tuchel/Tuchola  Poland/West Prussia
Greenhut/Grunhut Germany, Bohemia/Czechlovakia
Bukofzer, Zempelburg, West prussia/Poland

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