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

David Ellis
 

Harlan Levinson asked whether LitvakSIG has information that JewishGen.org, SteveMorse.org and other sources do not have.

 

I can answer with a resounding YES.  With the resources on LitvakSIG, I can trace my ancestry back up to eight generations in Lithuania, compared to my grandfather, whose knowledge went back no further than his parents.

 

By all means do a search on the All Lithuania Database on LitvakSIG.org.  The names may not be exactly as you expect.  Be flexible and persistent, and you may get a whole new world of information about your family.

 

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David  J  Ellis

Natick, MA 01760

djemkitso@...

 


Re: Translation Request Please - Romanian #romania #translation

Valentin Lupu
 

This postcard is not written in Romanian!

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: Jews of Tukum #courland

lenhoff@...
 

In addition to the sources that Sherri listed, there is a short memoir on Tukums on the Courland Research Group web site, translated from the records of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews.
https://www.jewishgen.org/courland/tukums.htm

Bramie Lenhoff


Re: Tulchyn, Vinnytsia, Ukraine #ukraine

Tammy Driver <110166tlj@...>
 

I heard back from Mikhail's nephew this morning. He's basing the theory that Sophia and/or her parents were Jewish/Hebrew on comments that his grandmother, Mikhail's mother, made when she was researching the family a number of years ago. 

Tammy Driver


Re: three-month Atlantic crossing by wooden sailing ship in 1880s? #poland #general

Jill Whitehead
 

Jebwabne was in Lomza Gubernia in NE Poland. This was close to Konigsberg in East Prussia on the Baltic, but other routes were possible e.g. via rail to Hamburg or via Latvian ports. It was common for sailing ships to go from this area to Hull in England and then a train was taken to Liverpool to go onto America. My ancestors came to UK in 1860s and 1870s from the Suwalki Lomza gubernias likely via Konigsberg. They came by sailing boat. But by the 1880s much faster steam ships had come into operation for both the Baltic and Atlantic routes, and this made travel cheaper as well as faster.. The University of Hull's website has a lot of info on the sailing routes. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


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

Russ Maurer
 

Harlan,

LitvakSIG has indexed well over 2 million records and made them freely available through our own website (www.litvaksig.org/search-ald) and via JewishGen. Among these are the extant birth records of Zasliai, which are somewhat spotty. For the decade of the 1870s, records exist for 1873, 1877, 1878, and 1879. Your grandfather's birth is likely in the missing years since you mentioned 1874 and you haven't found him.

You may have better luck looking at other kinds of records. There is a lengthy family list (similar to a census) from 1874-1875 which covers Zasliai and its associated small villages and settlements. You can browse the whole list using the search parameter shown in the attachment.

Is LitvakSIG's data useful? We certainly hope so!

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG
vhrproject@...


Re: Photograph from Alsbourg/Switzerland 1944 #photographs

Daniel Teichman
 

It's probably not Alsbourg but Olsberg. 
https://www.recherche.bar.admin.ch/recherche/#/de/archiv/einheit/3578041
Best regards
Daniel Teichman


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

Carol Hoffman
 

Harlan Shalom,

LitvakSIG uploaded the 1874-1875 Zasliai family list, and it is fully searchable on the ALD. Zasliai is in the Trakai District Research Group 

All the best and good luck with your research.
Carol Hoffman, PhD
LitvakSIG President


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

Carol Hoffman
 

Great news! Thank you - to all of the volunteers at LatviaSIG!

Carol Hoffman, PhD
LitvakSIG President


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.

--

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

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