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U.K. birth registrations #unitedkingdom

Our Jewish Family History Research
 

Hi all:
My question relates specifically to birth registrations in the early 1900s in England.
I have often seen different maiden names and sometimes different given names for the same mother on her multiple childrens' birth registrations. Would an older child have been allowed to register their sibling's birth? Was there a minimum age required to register the birth? Many thanks in advance.
Best,
Jacqueline GRUSZECKI
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Researching GRUSZECKI/GRUSZECKA,
Warsaw, Poland

  






now online: Genealogy Coffee Break on applying healthy skepticism in your genealogy research #usa #names

Moriah Amit
 

In case you missed it, you may now view the recording of our most recent episode of Genealogy Coffee Break at https://fb.watch/b6zCRAuSwH/. In this episode, you will learn why you shouldn't assume that the facts that you find in your ancestors' records are always accurate and how to have a more flexible approach in assessing names, dates, places, and more.  
--
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
mamit@...


GORNIKI and Kortelisy #poland

Jorge
 

“Dears,
 
My family lived in the 1930’s in GORNIKI and KORTELISY ex Poland.
 
The surname of my family in GORNIKI is Wajsbrut.
 
The surname of my family in KORTELESY is Gryngarten.
 
I would appreciate your help thru the group.
 
Any info of towns or history of those shetles will be appreciated.
 
Thks,
 
Jorge Rotstein
Jorgerotstein@...”

I will appreciate to be assign to a group to get useful info of somebody with the same interest.
 
Thks again,
 
Jorge
 


[corrected] Next Free JewishGen Webinar: You Can't Find the Records: Now What? #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

The entire community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Topic: You Can't Find the Records: Now What?
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now

What do you do when the records you need don't exist or can't be found? All too often, disasters (man-made and natural) and the passing of time may destroy the records we need to trace our families - or maybe the records we need never existed or are restricted by privacy laws. We will learn how to explore alternate records to build our family histories in the absence of "traditional" records.

About the speaker:
Marion Werle began family history research over 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and is currently a co-director of the JewishGen Latvia Research Division.  A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research and the ProGen study group. Marion has written two unpublished family histories, The Skuders from Skud, about one of her family branches from Lithuania, and a history of her brother-in-law’s family, The Wilsons of Washington County, PA – from Hopewell Township to Santa Ana, California. She has spoken at several IAJGS conferences, as well as genealogical societies in the Southern California area, and has given virtual presentations during 2020-21. She was a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society Writers Group for several years, which gave her the opportunity to hone her family history writing skills. She teaches a writing class for JewishGen education.


Next Free JewishGen Webinar: You Can't Find the Records: Now What? #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

The entire community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Topic: You Can't Find the Records: Now What?
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now

What do you do when the records you need don't exist or can't be found? All too often, disasters (man-made and natural) and the passing of time may destroy the records we need to trace our families - or maybe the records we need never existed or are restricted by privacy laws. We will learn how to explore alternate records to build our family histories in the absence of "traditional" records.

About the speaker:
Marion Werle began family history research over 25 years ago, researching family from Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, who settled in the US, Canada, UK, and Israel. She has been on the boards of the Jewish Genealogical Societies of both Los Angeles and Conejo Valley, is a past president of the Latvia SIG (Special Interest Group) and is currently a co-director of the JewishGen Latvia Research Division.  A retired IT professional with master’s degrees in both European History and Library Science from UCLA, she has also completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research and the ProGen study group. Marion has written two unpublished family histories, The Skuders from Skud, about one of her family branches from Lithuania, and a history of her brother-in-law’s family, The Wilsons of Washington County, PA – from Hopewell Township to Santa Ana, California. She has spoken at several IAJGS conferences, as well as genealogical societies in the Southern California area, and has given virtual presentations during 2020-21. She was a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society Writers Group for several years, which gave her the opportunity to hone her family history writing skills. She teaches a writing class for JewishGen education.


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

Sherri Bobish
 

Shulamit,

Have you tried searching this database?
JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/memorial/

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?)


Help in Bucharest, Rumania for records #romania

Neil Rosenstein
 

Am trying to get the contact information of  the computerized evidence of the Federation of
the Jewish Communities from Bucharest for the burials in the Jewish cemeteries.  Any help is much appreciated.
Neil Rosenstein


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

Sherri Bobish
 

I also want to compliment the fantastic JewishGen presentation, "The Hare with Amber Eyes."

Mr. de Waal's talk was one of the best and most moving that I have ever seen.

I hope that JewishGen will have Mr. de Waal speak again, as I think we all could have listened to him for many more hours!

Thank you,

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: Kandava, Kurland, Latvia #latvia

Sherri Bobish
 

Janice,

See this JewishGen page for info on Kandava:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-3209286

Also, try searching Kandava at The JewishGen Unified Search to see what records are currently online at JewishGen:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/

You can also put Kandava in the birth field at Ancestry.com and/or FamilySearch.org and browse through the results.

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: "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

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately to Deborah


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

http://genealogy.org.il
http:/
facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Help us index more records at 
http://csindexing.com




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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