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Re: "The Hare with the Amber Eyes" -- great JewishGen presentation! #JewishGenUpdates #education

Shimona Kushner
 

I just found the link to this lecture and clicked on it.  I have read the book and also seen the Ephrussi Palace in Odessa (our guide was shocked that I had read the book and heard of the family) in addition to knowing the buildings on the Ringstrasse in Vienna when my husband and I were there for several months on Sabbatical.  I have always found the story of the Ephrussi family down the ages fascinating and this discussion was unbelievable.  Thank you so much for making it available in recording format.  The time differences between the various countries makes participating online difficult.  

Shimona Yaroslavsky Kushner

Haifa, Israel


Re: Holocaust Survivor Lists Digitized for the First Time #announcements #holocaust #records

Deborah Long
 

Just a note:  the searchable version is NOT perfect.  It is possible that the name you are searching will not show up using the search mechanism.  That has certainly been the case for me.
--
Debbie Long

Triangle JGS (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh/ NC)
Always looking for GALAS and DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz, Poland; 
WEISZ and MUNK of Ujpest, Hungary;
TREIBER and KRAEMER of Dobromyl, Poland/Ukraine


Re: Warsaw High School #poland

Kris Murawski
 

Before WWII there were at ieast three well known private Warsaw schools whose students wore characteristic caps. The „Jan Zamoyski School“ had a sky blue „maciejówka“ with school insignia on the surround. The „Mikołaj Rej School” students wore  a dark nlue monogrammed cap, jokingly named a „tramwajarka”;for its resemblance of a hat worn by city tram drivers, and „Wojciech Górski School” had a blue hat looking like a French kepi. Other schools, private and public, could possibly use a standard Polish four–cornered hat („rogatywka“) with a number or some other designation of the school on it.
--
Kris Murawski
Raleigh, North Carolina
krismurawski24@...


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #ukraine #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

Life was not easy for the melamdim (teachers) who taught in the cheders. They were ill-paid and often had to work an array of side jobs to make ends meet. “Two Friends – One Father” from the Yizkor book of Szumsk (Ukraine) is principally the story of Simcha Melamed (the last name referring to his occupation) but it also paints a colorful (and booze-filled picture) of his friendship with fellow teacher Zusia.
This is a story with two threads. One is about the poverty of their profession. Simcha’s wife complains, ‘If only you were a woodcutter, then I would at least have the wherewithal to prepare Shabbat and something to heat the house with.” But the other is the twist in Simcha’s lonely life after his young son, and later his wife pass away. A matchmaker persuades him to meet a 30-year old orphan and they married.
At the reception, some wags wished him “a brit one year from now,” which they mostly said in jest, because Simcha was already nearly 80.

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Transliteration of Yiddish word #yiddish

Merrie Blocker
 

I am translating a memoir by a Jewish immigrant to Brazil that was originally written in  Portuguese.
In the book they include a yiddish word transliterating it into roman letters as a Portuguese speaker would transliterate it.
In the English version I want to put the transliteration that English speakers use but I can’t find it.  Is there anyone who can help me with this?
The word as transliterated by this Portuguese speaking writer is   sholetonque.  This would be pronounced
Show-lay-tone-kay
The author says it means rascal or trickster.  It is used to describe a child. 
Thank you very much for any assistance,  

Merrie Blocker


Re: HUSI, ROMANIA #romania

Mark Palmer
 

Hello Rennie,
My family on my mother's side were from Husi. I'm a newbie in the genealogy world, just getting started with research but have a few family stories. Would love to join an online group.
BTW, would you happen to know anyone doing Romanian-English translation.

Mark Palmer
markpalmer@...


Looking to hire a researcher in Ukraine #ukraine

emailtoronto18@...
 

Hello,

We are looking for recommendations for a researcher that we can hire to search.


We are looking for vital records for Sacarob/Sacrob/Sachanah from Zazlav,(Volhynia in western Ukraine) including birth records from the 1860's, to the 1890's

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

--
Deborah Sacrob

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Re: "The Hare with the Amber Eyes" -- great JewishGen presentation! #JewishGenUpdates #education

Isabel Cymerman
 

I totally agree with the above.  The book was terrific, as is his "Comodo", and he brought out excellent points.  He showed a painting of his father, an Anglican priest, looking "rabbinical"!

Thank you to all involved in putting this together!
Isabel Cymerman

Researching:  Cukierman/Grynfarb - Siedlce    Dronznik/ Nemenchinski/Sapozhnik - Vilnius    Cymerman/ WyszinskyZyskind - Przedborz


Re: identifying towns in 19th century Austria #unitedkingdom #galicia

mllm39@...
 

It could also be Kremnitza 
Kremenets (Ukrainian: Крем'янець, Кременець, translit. Kremianets', Kremenets'; Polish: Krzemieniec; Yiddish: קרעמעניץ, romanized: Kremenits) 

Michael Miller 


Re: "The Hare with the Amber Eyes" -- great JewishGen presentation! #JewishGenUpdates #education

ingrid rockberger
 

I so agree with Renee - an outstanding event. I've already watched it again and passed the link to friends.

I was particularly amused towards the end when Edmund produced a photograph his father had recently given him, saying 'I didn't know I had it," as in the book, the following is related:

When de Waal is quite advanced in his family research, his father comes down to his studio to join him for lunch and produces a small white book from a supermarket bag. His father doesn’t know what the book is all about but feels his son should have it ‘for his archive’. In this album are beautiful pen-and-ink images of family members from 1878-1903 – a real family treasure.

De Waal remonstrates with his father asking him how he could possibly not know he had this and says: ‘What else have you got in the suitcase under your bed’?

All our families have our 'hidden treasures'!


--
Ingrid Rockberger, Raanana, Israel

English Database Coordinator
Israel Genealogy Research Association

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Researching (among others)
PONSOWY, Kaluszyn, POLAND
ROCHVERGER, Lowicz, Lodz, POLAND
ROUMANA/ROUMENIER/ROUMANIA, Plock, POLAND


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. How to Read and Interpret Russian Birth-Marriage-Death (BMD) Documents. Wednesday, 23 February at 7:30 pm. ET. #events #russia #announcements

Jerry Scherer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

 

How to Read and Interpret Russian Birth-Marriage-Death (BMD) Documents

 

David Price

 

Wednesday, 23 February at 7:30 pm. ET.

 

Virtual Meeting: Join from Home

 

Virtual doors open at 7:20 pm. ET.

 

 

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto is very pleased to present a Joint Special Interest Group (SIG) Virtual Meeting on

How to Read and Interpret Russian Birth-Marriage-Death (BMD) Documents

Long-time JGS Toronto member, David Price, has graciously volunteered to give a presentation on how to read and interpret Russian documents. 

As this is of interest to those doing research in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia & Belarus (and beyond), we would like to invite all members and guests to this special joint SIG meeting.

David Price is a volunteer Cyrillic translator for ViewMate and JRI-Poland. Although he does not speak Russian, he can extract names, dates and towns. David has contributed to: Kielce-Radom (K-R)-SIG Journal, Bessarabia Vital Records Project noted on the Mila Begun Volunteer Wall of Honor, and recently for Kielce-Radom projects run by Judy Golan for JRI-Poland. He has been a member of JGS Toronto since 1998.

David says:

“I don’t speak a word of Russian but I do cryptograms all the time. Jumble the letters of the alphabet, make up a secret message, and I will crack the code and solve the message. I am a retired math teacher. The strategy I use comes from my probability lessons. What does this have to do with reading Russian? It is exactly the same game, except p=r, n=p, c=s, u=I, etc. always, the letters of the Greek alphabet transliterated. You will also need to know one Hebrew letter, shin. I don’t have to speak Russian to read it. Knowing the rules of the ‘game’ and a lot of practice reading cursive Russian handwriting (five years until you get good at it!) have allowed me to volunteer to extract Russian Jewish BMD records. One also needs keyword lists such as for occupations, dates and marital status. Voila!  My talk will include handouts of the Greek alphabet, keyword lists, and excellent translation aid websites. What more can you need?”

 

To register, please go to jgstoronto.ca/register

 

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 23 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.

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

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Isaac Elchonon BLOCH (1897-1962) #usa #general

Shulamit
 

There is believed to be a plaque in a synagogue in California in memory of Isaac Elchonon BLOCH (1897-1962) who served in his later years as a rabbi in Desert Springs CA. I would be most grateful to anyone who can tell me where, and for any additional information about him.

Shulamit Spain, Scotland


Re: Warsaw High School #poland

Jorge Madrowicz
 

I understand that what i will write is not exactly the abouth the item,into the only museum of the american congress you have 23 o 26 bibliorath all digitalized with the name is amited of the polish people to the american people for the universary of the american independence aproximted,in these bigh books you have al the signature of all the polish people,abouth 26 page are signature in idish and hebrew it is really emotive,i was inmerse abouth a year surfing into these books searching my family

Jorge Madrowicz


Re: Michalovce Death Records #records

Peter Absolon
 

These records are still at the vital registry office, town hall Michalovce.
--
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


Jewish Community for Properties of Holocaust Victims to be Reimbursed by Latvia #announcements #holocaust #latvia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

   

 

Two synagogues and a Jewish bath in Aizpute, Latvia, in the 1930s are

now a community center. When the Soviet Union fell, most Jewish

owners had died in the Holocaust, and many buildings became state property.

Credit...Museum Jews in Latvia

 

On February 10, 2022 the Latvian Parliament adopted a law on reimbursement of the value of property not recovered during restitution to the Latvian Jewish Community. This awarded 40 million euros, about $46 million, to the Latvian Jewish community “to eliminate the historical unjust consequences” resulting from the Holocaust and activities implemented by the Nazi regime and activities under Soviet Communist rule, according to a news release after the bill was approved. The press release is available at: https://www.saeima.lv/en. It is also available in Latvian and French…go to https://www.saeima.lv/lv/aktualitates/saeimas-zinas/30599- in the right side of the burgundy ribbon are the options for reading the release in one of the aforementioned languages.  To show the law passed see: https://titania.saeima.lv/LIVS13/saeimalivs13.nsf/webSasaiste?OpenView&restricttocategory=1159/Lp13

 

Prior to World War ll, Jewish religious organizations, the community, and its members owned schools, orphanages, hospitals, and houses of culture. During the Latvian occupation of Nazi Germany from 1941 to 1945, approximately 75,000 Jews - Latvian citizens - were murdered.

 

“Jews lost hard-to-determine amounts of private property. Due to the destruction of the heirs of the former owners and the successors of the rights of religious organizations and communities as a result of the war, many real estates could not be recovered in the order of denationalization, according to the annotation of the draft law.

 

The annotation to the draft law emphasizes that the Republic of Latvia is not to blame for the deprivation of Jewish property and the Holocaust, but it would be ethical and fair for the state to compensate the Latvian Jewish community for real estate that became the property of the Republic of Latvia. their real owners or heirs….In total, the damage caused by the illegal alienation of real estate to the Jewish community is more than 47 million euros. They were calculated by identifying the property belonging to the Jewish community on June 16, 1940 and based on the cadastral value of real estate at the end of 2018, it is noted in the annotation of the draft law…

 

With this law, the compensation of the Latvian Jewish community will be final, and thus any other claim rights of the Latvian Jewish community and the Riga Jewish Religious Congregation for the expropriated real estate will be terminated.”

 

The law stipulates that the reimbursement will start in 2023 and be completed by the end of 2032. Reimbursement will be included in the annual state budget law.


To read more see:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/world/europe/latvia-remibursement-jewish-holocaust.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Translation needed - Russian and General Travel Information - Belarus #translation

Michele Lock
 

The book 'The Promised Land' by the Jewish immigrant Mary Antin, has a chapter about her family's journey from Plotzk Belarus to the US in the 1890s. It will give you a flavor of what it was like to leave for good from the Russian Pale. Even though her family left from Hamburg to the US, the book (available to read online) is one of the few first person accounts I"ve been able to find about these journeys.

Libau may have been less expensive than traveling through Hamburg or Bremen, plus there was no difficulties with having to cross the Russian/German border by train. My grandfather and his family traveled this way. Train from Dotnuva LIthuania, to Libau, then ship to east coast of England, train to Liverpool, then ship to Philadelphia. I suspect it took about 3-4 weeks for the entire trip. 

Looking at maps of the rail lines in Russia in the early 1900s, it appears the trip for your great grandmother would have been train to Bobrusk, then on to Minsk to Vilnius to Kaunas, then onto to Libau. 

And how did a woman and 5 young children manage - I know it seems difficult to imagine, but they did. I think our immigrant forebears were hardier than us moderns, plus they were not used to living with all the comforts that we are so dependent upon. 
--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Looking for Joyce Locks Davis #usa #general

Lowell Nigoff
 

I am trying to find Joyce Locks Davis. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio in about 1945. She later moved to Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I believe her mother was divorced. Joycie attended the Cleveland Hebrew Jewish Days school abound 1950. 
Thank you for any help or hints.
Lowell Nigoff lowellnigoff@...

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Re: Looking for researcher to search Polish State Archives #poland

Linda Higgins
 

Try worldgenweb.net/poland


Linda Gordon Higgins
Spring,  TX


Michalovce Death Records #records

Kenneth Berger
 

Are there online death records available for Michalovce (Nagy Mihaly) around 1917. I'm searching for Yehuda Friedman's death record
Thank you.
Kenneth Berger


Re: Help needed locating Żychlin Book of Residents scans #records #lodz #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

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If you post a question about the Jewish records of Poland, please remember that you may
be inspiring multiple people to answer the same one.  

Please don't hesitate to write the Town Leader for the town to obtain the most up-to-date
information about a town's record.  To send a message to the Town Leader, please visit
the Town Explorer page for each of the projects on https://beta.jri-poland.org/

Scans of the Żychlin Books of Residents can be found online at:

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M. 
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
On behalf of the entire JRI-Poland family...leadership, volunteers and users.


6a. 
Re: Help needed locating Żychlin Book of Residents scans #records #lodz #poland
From: Arlene Beare
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:51:36 EST

Chloe You can find records for Zychlin online in the Polish Archives. 
I do not know where you can find  records for the Book of Residents as I too found  
family indexed online at the jri-pl site.
 
You may also be interested in the Zychlin Memorial Book. I received this notification-

We are pleased to inform you that the translation of the Zychlin Yizkor book translation has been completed. 
All the chapters have now been posted online: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zychlin/Zychlin.html

Arlene Beare UK

Scher (Lithuania Latvia) Berman (Lithuania Latvia) ) Blum Lithuania and Latvia)
Samuels (England and  Wales -name in Poland Trzmil from Zychlin) Kaplan (Latvia)  
Dembinski Zychlin Poland Kohn Zychlin


Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.  (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.


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1. Re: Warsaw High School #poland
2. Re: Har Jehuda Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA-Request for Headstone Photo #usa
3. Re: Holocaust Survivor Lists Digitized for the First Time #announcements #holocaust #records
4. Trade and Persecution: Three merchants between Lisbon and London #events #sephardic #unitedkingdom
5. Kandava, Kurland, Latvia #latvia
6. Re: Help needed locating Żychlin Book of Residents scans #records #lodz #poland
7. Translation: German shorthand #translation
8. Re: Volhynia Gubernia Revision Lists #ukraine #JewishGenUpdates
9. Re: trying to get name of jewish dentist in zvolen 1944 #general
10. Re: Chicago landmanshaften information on JGS of Illinois website #usa
11. Re: HUSI, ROMANIA #romania
12. Re: reading census last name help #names
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1a. 
Re: Warsaw High School #poland
From: Frank Szmulowicz
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 07:13:55 EST
Here is an example of high school no. 6 in Warsaw
https://szkolnictwo.pl/index.php?id=PB5853
https://www.misterwhat.pl/company/1036925-gimnazjum-nr-6-warszawa

I am not familiar with wearing school numbers (if that is what it is) on the caps, in particular for high schools. Caps like that I thought were associated with university students. After the war (my period), we wore school insignia on the upper arm, but that was for elementary schools and high schools. It was not an element of school pride but a means for ordinary citizens to identify a student and report him/her to the school in case of misbehavior in public.

What is the age of the people in the photo?

Frank Szmulowicz
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2a. 
Re: Har Jehuda Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA-Request for Headstone Photo #usa
From: Rebecca Parmet
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 07:14:24 EST
Yes.  I can help you.  Going there soon.  Sending you a private message.

--
Rebecca Parmet
drparmet@...
Havertown, PA
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3a. 
Re: Holocaust Survivor Lists Digitized for the First Time #announcements #holocaust #records
From: Yossi Jalas
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 07:14:35 EST
Indeed, this is confusing. This book was published in 1945 whereas the book in JewishGen's database seems to have been published in 1946. Also, the page numbers are not the same.

Is this book an earlier version of the one on JewishGen?

Hopefully someone here can clarify.

Yossi Jalas
USA
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4a. 
Trade and Persecution: Three merchants between Lisbon and London #events #sephardic #unitedkingdom
From: contact@...
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 07:45:33 EST
The trajectories of Gabriel Lopes Pinheiro, Diogo de Aguilar and Fernando
Dias Fernandes

In February 1723, thirteen New Christian/Jewish merchants and businesses
signed the paperwork of a ship transporting gold to the merchant John
Goodall in England. At the time, most of the gold entering the English
market came from Brazil via Lisbon. These merchants were part of a group of
56 businessmen involved in Anglo-Portuguese commerce. Looking at the
thirteen names, we find the Pereira & Lima and the Joseph & Daniel Viana
partnerships, as well as a merchant named Miguel Viana. Behind these names
are Diogo Lopes Pereira, alias Diego de Aguilar (later, Baron d'Aguilar),
Gabriel Lopes Pinheiro, and Fernando Dias Fernandes, three Iberian merchants
that had arrived in London a few years before.

The Portuguese Inquisition had caused them to leave Portugal and rebuild
their lives and businesses in London (and, in the case of Diego d'Aguilar,
also in Vienna). They were part of an influx that impacted the Jewish
community of London in the early 18th Century. Their lives reveal the
motivations, dynamics, and consequences of this migration. Carla Vieira will
discuss their crisscrossed trajectories, which illustrate the impact of the
Inquisition on this group of Lisbon merchants and the pattern of the
Sephardic 18th Century migration to London.

Carla Vieira is a senior researcher at the CHAM – Center for the Humanities,
FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is also a researcher at the Cátedra
de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto Benveniste (School of Arts and Humanities,
Universidade de Lisboa) and editor of the journal Cadernos de Estudos
Sefarditas. Her research has focused on the history of conversos in Portugal
and the Western Sephardic diaspora in the Atlantic space. At the moment, she
is developing the post-doctoral project "Nation between Empires. Sephardic
Diaspora and the Anglo-Portuguese alliance (first half of the 18th
century)", sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
(SFRH/BPD/109606/2015). She is also the principal investigator of the
project Western Sephardic Diaspora Roadmap.

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5a. 
Kandava, Kurland, Latvia #latvia
From: Janicemalett@...
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:51:19 EST
I am seeking information on the town of Kandava, orcKandu in the Tukums region of Kurland, Latvia. Specifically the Moshe and Jenny Apflebaum family.
Janice Apple Malett
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6a. 
Re: Help needed locating Żychlin Book of Residents scans #records #lodz #poland
From: Arlene Beare
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:51:36 EST
Chloe You can find records for Zychlin online in the Polish Archives. I do not know where you can find  records for the Book of Residents as I too found  family indexed online at the jri-pl site.
You may also be interested in the Zychlin Memorial Book. I received this notification-
We are pleased to inform you that the translation of the Zychlin Yizkor book translation has been completed. All the chapters have now been posted online: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zychlin/Zychlin.html

Arlene Beare UK
Scher (Lithuania Latvia) Berman (Lithuania Latvia) ) Blum Lithuania and Latvia)
Samuels (England and  Wales -name in Poland Trzmil from Zychlin) Kaplan (Latvia)  
Dembinski Zychlin Poland Kohn Zychlin
 
 
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7a. 
Translation: German shorthand #translation
From: jel
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:51:55 EST
I've posted two sides of a postcard written in German shorthand. It was sent by a woman in Berlin to her daughter in California shortly after the latter's immigration., and is dated June 1938. (The writer never made it out of Germany and was murdered in 1942 by the Nazis.)
Mother and daughter occasionally communicated in shorthand, sometimes inserting other characters or abbreviations that were part of their personal code. This particular card was among the daughter's paper's when she died in the U.S. at age 100+.
Both sides are available at
https://jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM97279    
and
https://jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM97280  respectively.
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much,
Judith Lipmanson
Smyrna, Delaware, U.S.A.
 
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8a. 
Re: Volhynia Gubernia Revision Lists #ukraine #JewishGenUpdates
From: Jeffrey Herrmann
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:52:03 EST
If they recorded arrivals and departures, was there also a list of people who had not moved?  It would not be a census if it only recorded changes of abode.
Jeffrey Herrmann
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9a. 
Re: trying to get name of jewish dentist in zvolen 1944 #general
From: pinardpr@...
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:52:15 EST
Dear Tzipporah,

I don't have a directory for Slovakia from 1944.
The closest I can get are the following:
  • The 1938 lists of doctors in Czechoslovakia which has a MUDr. Ladislav Kemeny listed as a dentist (stomatolog).
  • The 1940 telephone book for Slovakia also lists him with his practice's street address as Zochova 3.
Of course, something might have changed in the ensuing four years.

I also can't find a Zochova Street in Zvolen today. So, either it was destroyed or renamed.

I hope that helps.

Rick Pinard, Prague
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10a. 
Re: Chicago landmanshaften information on JGS of Illinois website #usa
From: Mike Karsen
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 09:52:42 EST
Peter

There is a book written by one of our past members, Sid Sorkin, on
most of the Chicago Landmanshaften.

Below you will find an extract from his book. If you write to me
privately I can help you find more information.

Mike Karsen
JGSI Help Desk
karsen.mike@...
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Page -207-


The Kishinover Relief Society was chartered April 9, 1951. The men
listed on that charter are Herman Isaacson, Maurice Isaacson, Ben
Rothberg, Paul Grosby and Morris Miller. The permits were issued by
Jacob Pitluk and the last correspondent with the State of Illinois was
David Jacobson. There is no date recorded for dissolution of the
Relief Society.age -207-

charter are Herman Isaacson, Maurice Isaacson, Ben Rothberg, Paul
Grosby and Morris Miller. The permits were issued by Jacob Pitluk and
the last correspondent with the State of Illinois was David Jacobson.
There is no date recorded for dissolution of the Relief Society.
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11a. 
Re: HUSI, ROMANIA #romania
From: Valentin Lupu
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 10:01:28 EST
Hi Rennie,
Jewishgen has a KehilaLinks website for Husi and an English translation for Husi chapter of Pinkas Kehilot Romania.
Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL
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12a. 
Re: reading census last name help #names
From: pweinthal
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:00:46 EST
Hi Trudy,
People have forgotten how census records were researched before the Internet behemoths.

For ferreting out vague, ill-formed names on U.S. census records, nothing beats the Soundex system created by the WPA during the Great Depression. The Soundex name indices to U.S. census records held by NARA are far better, far more accurate, far more complete, and often far more fruitful than the everyname indices created for Ancestry (non-English-speaking foreign labor) and FamilySearch (Utah volunteers). Contact NARA or your local reference librarian to see how to access this microfilm collection.

Professional genealogy firms like Accelerated Indexing Systems (AIS) published volumes with indices to names in U.S. censuses. FamilySearch has an article in its Wiki. Again, speak to a reference librarian.

Check other online name indices to the U.S. census to see if their transcribers had better luck in reading names. Might provide a clue. One good feature of these online databases is the ease of searching by first names. Then look at records in other census years to identify a cluster containing the same or several of the first names you found.

Can you read the names of neighbors? Look them up in other census years. Chances are the families may still be neighbors and this time the handwritten names are legible.

Look at directories and other records of that era. City directories often enumerate all adults living at an address and usually offer a reverse street directory. Other sources you can cross-reference to the census include property records, voter rolls, school yearbooks, and state census records.

Don't forget, too, census records are frequently woefully inaccurate. It didn't matter if names were misspelled, relationships faulty, origins mis-identified, or that women lied about their ages. Didn't impact the legal purpose of the enumeration. Furthermore, records are sealed for 72 years.

So, in general, it's good practise to check whatever you find in a census record to other sources for confirmation.

- Pat Weinthal
Massachusetts, USA
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