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JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. Jewish Emigration from Imperial Russia — the Forgotten Baltic Route. Sunday, 27 February 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET. #announcements #events #russia

Jerry Scherer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

 

Jewish Emigration from Imperial Russia — the Forgotten Baltic Route

 

Dr. Nicholas Evans

 

Sunday, 27 February 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

 

Virtual Meeting: Join from Home

 

Virtual doors open at 10:20 a.m. ET.

 

This illustrated talk explores the often-forgotten port of Libau (Liepaja) enabling hundreds of thousands of Jews to flee Latvia and Lithuania between 1876 and 1917. The emergence of a major Baltic port with global shipping connections allowed Jewish refugees to bypass German ports — thereby reducing the cost of leaving imperial Russia. Jewish agents and middlemen stationed throughout their journey facilitated this mass migration, which resulted in Jews securing a home in far-flung destinations including Canada, America, Britain, Australia, and South Africa.

 

Our speaker is Dr. Nicholas Evans from the University of Hull. An authority on the global migration of Jews during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, he relishes sharing his knowledge with family historians on both sides of the Atlantic. He has regularly spoken at IAJGS conferences in America and Europe, and was added to the JGSGB's roll of honour for his work in tracing migrant ancestry. 

 

 

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

 

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 27 February.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

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Seeking Old Photos from Kamenets Litovsk #yizkorbooks #belarus #poland #photographs

ninaschw
 

My name is Nina Schwartz. I am a volunteer graphic designer working with JewishGen on Yizkor books.

Do you have old family photos from when your relatives lived in Kamenets Litovsk? The English translation of the Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies (Kamyanyets, Belarus) will soon be ready to print. Photos are needed for the cover. 

It is difficult to find good 1880-1940 photos online, and JewishGen cannot afford to license them from Getty Images, Alamy, USHMM, etc. 

I am looking for photos that—as much as possible—show the typical daily life of these towns:

1. The Jewish part of town, showing Jewish buildings such as synagogues, study houses, the marketplace, shops, houses, schools, etc. Old postcards may be used.

2. Non-family groups, such as a class, Zionist group, factory workers, club, professional group, or just people at work or play (outdoor photos preferred).
3. Single portraits and family groups, 1-20 people
4. Modern photos of the old Jewish area, where some old structures remain, such as synagogues, cemetery headstones, houses or other Jewish buildings. Or a panorama or aerial view of the town.

Images must be in good focus, but do not have to be in perfect condition. I may even be able to repair fading, rips, blotches and other problems, making your photo more useful to you.

If you have old photos, don’t send them yet—Please write to me at 
artstop@... for instructions on how to scan or re-photograph them. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Many thanks in advance for your kind help!

Nina Schwartz
artstop@...


need help with town name on passenger list #names

Lee Jaffe
 

I'm hoping someone on this list can help identify the town (pictured here) from a 1905 manifest. 
If it helps, here is a link to the passenger record.  The entry we're interested in is on line #3 Sonia Koschkin.
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7488/images/NYT715_531-0070?pId=4007f

Thank you.

Lee David Jaffe
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Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland

 


Re: 1850 revision list #records

David Ellis
 

In the entry for Leib Osherovich PRAISMAN, the surname is PRAISMAN, and Osherovich is a patronymic indicating his father's name was Osher.  Leib's son Osher was named after his paternal grandfather, who died before the younger Osher was born.  Naming patterns such as these are great clues for fitting together the pieces of a family puzzle.


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David Ellis
Natick, MA
djemkitso@...


Re: New York City Death Records #usa #records

Teewinot
 

I've never heard of such a thing. Seems like revenge for you
testifying. You could sue them for false accusations without any proof.
Seems to me you would win. (Another reason to get records through the
Family History Library, and they're a whole lot cheaper.) I'm so sorry
to hear they've done this to you.

Jeri Friedman
Port Saint Lucie, Florida


On 2/3/2022 5:32 PM, Robert Avner via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
In October 2017 my wife Regina & I testified at a hearing of the New
York City Department of Health to eliminate restrictions on access to
Death Certificates from the years 1949 to the present. I offered
suggestions such as stamping the death certificates with the words “For
Genealogy Purposes Only” as California uses. There were many other
people testifying including representatives of Reclaim The Records. We
questioned why the NYC Department of health had possession of death
certificates over 50 years old & why they hadn’t turned them over to the
NYC Municipal Archives which holds death certificates prior to 1949. In
October 2019 I received a call from the NYC Department of Investigation
requiring me to appear at their downtown offices wanting to know why I
had requested “so many” death certificates over the years & accusing me
of using them to acquire such information as Social Security numbers
even though on many applications I had the SS# & the certificate didn’t.
They informed me I was prohibited from ordering any further certificates
under the current rules & restrictions. I wanted to know if anyone else
had a similar experience. It has been over 4 years since the hearing at
the NYC Dept. of Health & I realize that we have been dealing with Covid
for the last two years but has any progress been made?
Robert Avner
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Quick Tip for finding Jewish Records in FamilySearch #hungary #records #usa

LarryBassist@...
 

A quick and efficient way to find all Jewish Records available for a locality in FamilySearch is as follows:
Log on to FamilySearch
Click on Search and select Catalog
Click on the word Subjects and type into that search box the words Jewish Records
Then click on the word Keywords and type into that search box the locality you want
Click on the Update button
A list will appear. You can click on any of them to see more detail and access the records.
Though I am focused on Hungary, this method should work anywhere in the world.

For an example in Hungary, searching for Subjects: Jewish Records and Keywords:  Sopron   gives


Re: New York City Death Records #usa #records

Adam Cherson
 

I believe the Reclaim the Records case is still pending. Why New York City should be treated differently from the rest of New York State on the matter of death certificate availabilty sounds like unequal protection. I've been trying futilely to obtain the 1949 dc microfilms as public records from the Municipal Archives, which I believe should have become available before the new regulations went into effect, and which I do not believe were retroactively applied (otherwise a whole bunch of previously available microfilms would have to be removed). Perhaps also the 1950 set should be grandfathered in as well, not sure. Is there anyone associated with Reclaim the Records who can brief us on the status of the case?
--
Adam Cherson


1974 Baltimore County Street Resident Search Request #usa

Bill Rubin
 

I am searching for name of the Cohen family residents living on Marbrook Rd, in Stevenson, Maryland in 1974.  Marbrook Road may now be within Garrision, MD.

This address is from a ripped return address on an empty envelope among family papers.
There is a Cohen family living on this street now, but I can't imagine it would be the same family.
Looking in old phone books or at property deeds might help.  Where might I find these resources?

 

Thank you,

 

-Bill Rubin

Belmont, MA


New York City Death Records #usa #records

Robert Avner
 

In October 2017 my wife Regina & I testified at a hearing of the New York City Department of Health to eliminate restrictions on access to Death Certificates from the years 1949 to the present. I offered suggestions such as stamping the death certificates with the words “For Genealogy Purposes Only” as California uses. There were many other people testifying including representatives of Reclaim The Records. We questioned why the NYC Department of health had possession of death certificates over 50 years old & why they hadn’t turned them over to the NYC Municipal Archives which holds death certificates prior to 1949. In October 2019 I received a call from the NYC Department of Investigation requiring me to appear at their downtown offices wanting to know why I had requested “so many” death certificates over the years & accusing me of using them to acquire such information as Social Security numbers even though on many applications I had the SS# & the certificate didn’t. They informed me I was prohibited from ordering any further certificates under the current rules & restrictions. I wanted to know if anyone else had a similar experience. It has been over 4 years since the hearing at the NYC Dept. of Health & I realize that we have been dealing with Covid for the last two years but has any progress been made?
Robert Avner


Re: Margarethe Rosenthal #records #latinamerica #france

Janet Furba
 

Ask the Archives of the Mayor by a registered letter.
Janet Furba,
Germany


Re: 1850 revision list #records

mvayser@...
 

Daniel,
As you did not provide an original scan or where the revision took place, based on a typical Russian Empire naming convention and the location of "Osherovich" within the record, I'm going to assume that Osherovich here is a patronymic, not a surname.  Praisman, Leib son of Osher.  Most likely the elder Osher (aka Usher/Asher) died 10-12 years earlier, as the 3 child child has the same name.

You can see translation of the 1858 record for the same family on JG which shows it the way I described above.

Mike Vayser


Re: Help needed understanding Hebrew text #records #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

Hagaon Moharash is Moreinu HaRav Shmuel Chassid. In case that wasn't clear.
--
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

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


1850 revision list #records

daniel preissman
 

 
1850 Revision list has Surname: Praisman and under names it has Father: Leib Osherovich (age:37-dead) Sons: 1) Movsha Elia (age:16) 2) Zelic (age:12) 3) Osher Iankel (age:10) 4) Iankel (age:6) Why does father “Leib Osherovich” have a different last name then the surname of Praisman? Father’s name is also under Surname Praisman column. Could Praisman be a step father since father is dead?
 
JewishGen member:
Daniel Preissman
Preissman@...
 


Translate Hebrew to English A Yizkorbook #poland #translation #yizkorbooks

Sarah Barrash Wilson <sarahbarrash@...>
 

 

Hi, I am hoping to have the yitzchor book from Michalowo, 30 km SE of Bialystok, translated from Hebrew to English.

Sarah Barrash Wilson

 


JGASGP Meeting Family Tree Maker Overview #jgs-iajgs #announcements #education

Marilyn Golden
 

Date:  Sunday, February 13, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM EST check in, chat, and schmooze (Optional) Official program starts promptly at 1:30 

Speakers: Mark Olsen - Family Tree Maker overview, update and Q&A

 

Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016. 

Stefan Harms - Family Book Creator

Pierre Clouthier - Charting Companion

 

Topic: What’s New in Family Tree Maker Q and A Discussion

Description - Join us for a live discussion and Q and A session to answer all your questions about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and more. This is an interactive session. We love to see you and discuss all your Family Tree Maker questions.

 

We will also talk about Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create amazing charts, graphs, and books. We will even show how you can make additional finds with your DNA test results.  The creators of these partner products will join us to answer your questions directly.  

 

This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.

 

Please allow a 2-hour block for this meeting. Mark Olsen has presented us with a suggested schedule.


JGASGP meeting Introduction –
5- 10 mins

Mark Olsen - Family Tree Maker overview, update and Q&A – remaining portion of 1st hour

Stefan Harms - Family Book Creator - 25 minutes

Pierre Clouthier - Charting Companion - 25 minutes

The FTM team will stay until all your questions are answered*

Wrap Up and Door Prize - last 10 minutes

 

As this virtual event is intended to be a discussion and sample Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, we ask that unless there is a technical reason, please leave your cameras on. Everyone will be muted excepted the presenters.  I will monitor the chat for questions in real time during the discussion.

We will also provide a Family Tree Maker discount link prior to the event.  This is not a meeting to promote sales.

You must pre-register with me(Marilyn).
*Our meetings are for members only. Go to our website www.jgasgp.org for membership and detailed programming information. Contact me for any questions. New memberships run through December 31, 2022. We have a great free Beginners Guide on our website. We also have a members only portal that is more inclusive.  Check us out!

We have fabulous programs held virtually every 3 weeks. Members receive a Newsletter every 3 weeks and our award winning Chronicles journal quarterly. 
--
Marilyn Mazer Golden, Membership VP
membership@...
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
www.jgasgp.org


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

Hallie Metzger
 

Pieter - I an gobsmacked! It would be amazing if this seeming tall tale could be true. I had no idea when I posted my query how much information was out there. Thank you so much for this insight. I'm curious, I admit, as to how you know it, Hallie

Hallie Metzger,  halmetz@...
SACHS (Kelme), TSIN(I)(a)MON, FREEDLAND, FRIEDLANDER, FREELAND, HOFFENBERG (GUFINBERG)


viewMate translation needed - Yiddish - family GOLD #translation #poland #yiddish

David Buford
 

I would like a translation of a postcard. Thanks

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=97187
--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER


Re: Research Advice- Yad VaShem and Salt Lake city #records

Sarah L Meyer
 

In my case the download did NOT work, these were Polish records>
--
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: Meyer Goodman place of birth and passenger manifest #records

Marian
 

Just FYI, the document attached is a Declaration of Intention, or "first paper."  The arrival information given was unchecked.  It could be totally correct or totally made-up.

The second paper, specifically a Petition for Naturalization of someone claiming arrival after June 29, 1906, was checked (verified) with a certificate of arrival.  Often, an entirely different port/date/ship will appear on the declaration vs. the petition.

Naturalization certificates, at least after 1906, do not appear in court records (no matter how they are labelled on the internet).

Marian Smith


Sources for Rabbi Yisrael, the ancestor of Rabbi Israel Salanter #rabbinic

aaran1286@...
 

Shalom, 

I descend from Rabbi Ze’ev Wolf of Rassein. He descended from the Shelah HaKadosh, according to his great grandson.

One of his brothers was Rabbi Yisrael, a direct paternal ancestor of the famous Rav Israel Salanter. 


I cannot find anything about any of his brothers, other than their Geni profiles. Surely they must have written sefarim, in which their yichus to the Shelah HaKadosh would be recorded. 


I would greatly appreciate any help in finding the works of or any sources for either Rabbi Ze’ev Wolf, Rabbi Yisrael, Rabbi Yitzchak, and Rabbi Nathan Nata Drivai. 


Thank you, and kol tuv,

Yoav Aran
London

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