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WEISBLATT/WAJSBLAT, Filipowice-Krzeszowice, Poland #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The February 15, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice indicating that the Regional Court of Kraków-Krowodrzy, First Civil Division, is seeking to settle the title to properties located in the village of Filipowice, Krzeszowice Township, Kraków County.  To that end, the Court is seeking to find any living heirs to the following individuals:

 

Gustawa WAISBLATT a/k/a Gitla WEISBLATTOWA or Gusta WEISBLATT;

 

Gusta HIRSCH (possibly the same person as Gusta WEISBLATT); and

 

Helena SCHONHERZ.

 

The properties in question are located in Filipowice and are designated ”dz. ew. 2407” (composed of parcels 2124/11 & 2424/10), consisting of 0.5031 hectares and registered as KW KR2K/00009085/9belonging to Gusta WAISBLATT; and

 

”dz. ew. 2403 & 2410” (composed of parcels 2121 & 2129/1), consisting of 1.0450 hectares and registered as KW KR2K/00029706/5,

belonging to Gusta Hirsch, Helena Schonherz and the current claimant Jacek Kalęba.

 

 

Any potential heirs to these properties or anyone with knowledge of heirs to these properties should contact the Court named above within three months of the date of the notice’s publication.  If no heirs come forward by that time, the Court will dispose of the property without their participation.

 

In contacting the Court in this matter, reference should be made to Docket No. I Ns 325/21/K.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF # 913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Offering photos in Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn) #announcements #photographs

Yehuda Rubin
 

For the time being, I am available to take photos of graves in Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. I will ask for a pay what you wish fee to cover my expenses, and I will need the grave details (at least the society name; preferably the plot number) in order to find the grave.
If you’re interested in getting a photo of a grave in the cemetery, feel free to email me privately.
--
Yehuda Rubin
Lakewood, NJ
yehudazevrubin@...


Re: Stumped on the origin of the "Tomasy" Line... #names #hungary

Brian Kerr
 

Just a minor correction to the following paragraph...

"My Maternal 2x Great Grandfather's name is Harry Tomasy and a couple of early U.S. records reflect his surname as "Ármin Tomasy"."

... As it should read...

" My Maternal 2x Great Grandfather's name is Harry Tomasy and a couple of early U.S. records reflect his name as "Ármin Tomasy"."

My apologies and thanks. :-D

-- V/R, Brian D. Kerr, Esq SSG, U.S. Army (Retired) SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired)


Finding phone numbers for free on-line #general

Marilyn Feingold
 

Is there a free site online for finding phone numbers throughout the United States? If not what company do you suggest that offers that? Thanks for your suggestions.  Marilyn Feingold

MILGROM (Tulchin, Obodivka, Kishinev, Argentina, Australia), Tashkent, Kiev, Israel
SCHLAFFER (Camenca,  Shpikov, Sorocca, Teleneshti, Odessa), Israel
ITKIS/ATKIN (Bila Tserkov)
SHLAFRICK, GORIGANSKY, LEBERACH,  
LEIBOWITZ, Liebowitz(Balta)
 
 


Re: Free Access to Newspapers.com Through 21 February 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MT. #announcements #records

tzipporah batami
 

CAPS AND BOLD ARE DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ANYONE TRYING TO DATE HOLOCAUST EVENTS AND JOURNEYS TO USE THIS QUICKLY. I WAS ABLE TO FIND MANY TOWNS DISCUSSED IN SMALL NEWSPAPERS IN THIS ARCHIVE. FEIGIE TEICHMAN


Re: Montefiore Cemetery photos (Queens, NY) #photographs #usa

Robert Hanna
 

I guess I should have ended my previous reply with:  If you know that your relative is buried in Old Montefiore Cemetery, but you don't find them in the online database, call the cemetery to get the grave's location.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:  CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus)


Contacting Beth Long #general

Mirta Scheffer
 

How do I contact Beth Long? I would like to contact her and see if she can help me get records.

Thank you,

Mirta Scheffer

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Re: contacting posible relative #general

tzipporah batami
 

CAPS AND BOLD ARE DISABILITY ACCOMODATION. IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH SURVIVOR FAMILIES YOU WILL BE MET WITH SUPERSTITION BECAUSE OF THE USE OF IDENTIFICATIONS TO HARM JEWS. ITS DIFFICULT TO GET AROUND, BEST WAY IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE. WHAT I DO IS SAY I AM NOT TRYING TO GET PRIVATE IDENTITY DETAILS NOR TRYING TO GET MONEY. AND I PROVIDE ALOT OF MY INFO TO REASSURE THE OTHER PARTY. I WOULD DEFINITELY TRY ONCE MORE. YOU NEED TO CONCEIVE ALSO WHAT IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT REASON TO FIND RELATIVES, IS IT BECAUSE ITS A HOLOCAUST ISSUE TO FIND DESCENDANTS WHO SURVIVED, IS IT LONELINESS, OR IS IT GENEOLOGY OR ATTEMPT TO PROVE YICHUS. ONCE YOU CLARIFY YOUR OWN REASON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RELAY IT BETTER. I KNOW IF SOMEONE IS TRYING TO DO RESEARCH I WOULD BE AVERSE BUT IT SOMEONE THINKS THEY ARE DESCENDANTS OF MY FAMILY I WOULD BE WELCOMING. ALSO THINK OF YOUR RECIPIENT. DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH AS PRIMARY LANGUAGE? ARE THEY PHD? ARE THEY LESS TECHNICAL AND MORE USED TO PHONE? SOCIAL MEDIA BETTER FOR YOUNG AND NOT GOOD FOR PRIVACY CONSCIOUS ELDERS. NOT TRYING ONCE MORE WOULD BE SAD. MAYBE YOUR EMAIL WAS NEVER SEEN. HATZLACHA.  FEIGIE TEICHMAN


Stumped on the origin of the "Tomasy" Line... #names #hungary

Brian Kerr
 

Hello Everyone!

I was hoping that someone might be able to provide me with some guidance as to the specific surname of "Tomasy".

I'll try to explain the following the best I can via text...

My Maternal 2x Great Grandfather's name is Harry Tomasy and a couple of early U.S. records reflect his surname as "Ármin Tomasy".

He was born on 17 Aug 1874 in Hungary to Joseph & Fannie/Fani (Politzer) Tomasy.

He arrived in New York City on/abt. 1900 and married "Sarah Gluck" on 10 Dec 1899 in Manhattan, New York.

I was able to locate records reflecting the above that were (primarily) from his Marriage & Children's Birth Certificates (as I'm unable to locate any of his Death records at this time).

The big question is regarding his Surname prior to his coming to America as I do believe that (as well known for many) his surname wasn't spelled "Tomasy", but it's likely a phonetic spelling.

I've searched on a few systems to include Ancestry, FamilySearch, JewishGen, etc... and I've seen some similar variants to this surname, but nothing that I'm confident enough about (as I don't tend to jump the gun to reflect possible errors in).

This is one specific family line that has been very challenging for quite some time that makes me want to reach out here in hopes of locating some positive feedback/leads.

Thank you all for your time in reading this. :-))

-- V/R, Brian D. Kerr, Esq SSG, U.S. Army (Retired) SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired)


Re: Free Access to Newspapers.com Through 21 February 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MT. #announcements #records

Michele Lock
 

Social announcements in newspapers are a good way to identify what has happened to female relatives who appear to have just disappeared. As an example, I could not figure out what happened to my great grand aunt Yetta Olitsky of Trenton, New Jersey, though I figured she had probably married. New Jersey does not have good bride indexes to help out in this type of search. 
After several fruitless months, I gave up. Meanwhile, I took the Ancestry DNA test, and there was a person with the last name Chaikin, who I could tell was from my Olitsky/Lavine branch of the family, but nothing further. About the same time, I happened upon the Newspapers.com article on the high school graduation party for my great aunt Rose Olitsky, from 1919. One of her guests was Mrs. W. Chaikin. A few clicks on Ancestry.com, and this turned out to be Yetta Chaikin, married to William Chaikin. Mystery solved. 

So take the innumerable birthday/engagement/graduation/wedding announcements in old newspapers seriously.
--
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


Re: Rav Yosef Yuzpe Hann or Gen #germany

Adam Cherson
 

Here is a genealogy: https://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Josef-Hahn-zum-roten-Hahn/6000000035120956051
As with all online trees, please exercise due diligence when reviewing the data.

--
Adam Cherson


Re: From Kishinev to Montreal circa 1906 #bessarabia #canada #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Alan,

my children, born in 1975 and 1979 in Moscow, did not have disposable diapers too.  I remember, especially with first child, after my wife breast fed him at midnight, we had to wash all the cloths, small and large we had for our child.  That we did until 2-3 am in the morning...  we did not have washing and drying machine.  But we were fine, 7am I would go to work, and come back around 10-11pm.  That was our life,  but to add, we did not know other way.  Same was with our parents and grandparents.  Maybe not quiet like that...  We at least had hot water in the apartment,  but my parents with me and my brother, did not!
Our apartment in Kishinev (part of a court yard with other 4-5 families) at first had 1(!) room, until I was 7, and my brother - 13.   Also we did not have not only hot water,  but did not have a bathroom in the apartment.  But again, that was how we lived, only when I was 15 we moved to a 5 story building and had a bathroom and how water.  With that, imagine how my parents lived?  As far as their health,  it is hard to tell if such hardship made their health worse or not.  My mother passed away in 2020, when she was 96, and she was physically not great,  but her memory, mind were perfect.  At that age, she remembered people, events, things from 1930s very well.

Bob, I believe that the best resources are at JewishGen.org.  There are some Russian resources,  but you would need to communicate in Russian. I suggest you to look carefully at JewishGen.org, do searchers for not only town you think they lived, but in larger places  (towns could change, or you may know from someone words,  and that may not be right)  and also there are more information at our Bessarabia group website.  One thing, I need to add...  at JewishGen.org,  there is Family Finder database...  try to find other researchers who also looking into the same surnames, towns.  That is one of the best things I found at JewishGen.org, and it could help, as it did to me.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Simon and Molly Greenberg #usa

Myles Schulberg
 

If anyone is researching or related to the above couple born in the 1850s, parents of five sons, and residents of Brooklyn, I am their great grandson on my mother’s side. Trying to determine Molly’s maiden name and where in the Russian Empire they were from. I believe a Linda Epstein was researching the above couple, but I have no contact info for her to connect.

Thanks.

Myles Schulberg


Re: Dna in israel #dna

rv Kaplan
 

If you have tested and submitted to My Heritage, they will send you the results and you will see this on their website.  They will then send you dna matches regularly and if you see any matches which look interesting, you can make contact with these people to discuss.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland 

‪On Sun, 20 Feb 2022 at 12:17, ‫אבא ואמא‬‎ <zvikinst1@...> wrote:‬

Hello,i live in israel and i got the myheritage dna kit 
What i am doing now?
Yerucham zvi kinstlich
Israel.


Lithuania, spouse, Geselowitz, Leon #lithuania

Esta Kawaoka
 

Looking for person who submitted updated information on Family Tree of the Jewish People on 5/30/2021 and 10/21/2001. Yehuda Lev Geselowitz born 1852. Father Elijah Boris Marcushevitch, mother Sarah Hanna. Spouse, Daughter 1 Leon.
Thank you,
Esta Kawaoka

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Dna in israel #dna

אבא ואמא
 

Hello,i live in israel and i got the myheritage dna kit 
What i am doing now?
Yerucham zvi kinstlich
Israel.


Re: Travel from Russia to England #general

mvayser@...
 

One thing to keep in mind about Volhynia Gubernia - in the early 1920's western parts of it were already in Poland (until 1939), while eastern were part of Ukraine.  Take a look at this map that shows the borders after the 1921 Riga Treaty: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_of_Riga#/media/File:Rzeczpospolita_1922.png.  These people might have traveled to England from the Soviet Union or Poland at this time.

Mike Vayser


Few Jews Left on Island of Corfu, Greece Hold Onto Their History #holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Forward has an article about ,”How the Few Jews Left on the  Greek Island of Corfu Hold Onto Their History. Two thousand Jews lived in Corfu before the Holocaust—today, there are 60 left-most murdered during the Holocaust. The United States’ Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington estimates that Greece lost at least 81% of its 60,000-70,000 Jews during the Holocaust, most of them exterminated at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Many of today’s Jews on Corfu are children of survivors.

 

The Germans occupied Corfu in September 1943. On June 9, 1944 — only four months before the Nazi withdrawal from Greece — all island’s Jewish inhabitants were systematically ordered to meet in the “Kato Platia,” the main square of the old town, before being taken to the old Venetian fortress nearby.

 

Jews have lived here among the Greek Orthodox Christians for more than 800 years. During the Venetian period, between 1386 and 1797, Romaniote Jews — those who spoke Greek — lived in a ghetto alongside Jews who had been expelled from Spain or Italy. To this day, inhabitants of Corfu refer to the neighborhood as “Evraïki” or “Ovraïki,” which mean Jewish in, respectively, mainstream Greek and the dialect spoken on the island. No rabbis are on the island anymore, one comes in from the Athens for the High Holidays and Passover.

 

To read the article see:

https://forward.com/news/482721/corfu-jews-greece/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_3736156

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Rav Yosef Yuzpe Hann or Gen #germany

val.ginzburg@...
 

Rav Yosef Yuzpe Hann was Rav in Frankfurt at the beginning of the 16th century. His book called "Yosef Ometz" describes the Minhagim of his city, which, for all intents and purposes, are the ancient Minhagim of Ashkenaz. The book became a fundamental source of Ashkenazic customs, and was reprinted several times. 
Is this what you mean?
Val Ginzburg 

Toronto 

Gen
Ginzburg 


Re: phishing genealogy email? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Thanks for the warning - it's well worth keeping phishing in mind - I too would not respond to this.

An alternative possibility that may worth checking:

The writer is not very proficient in using the internet: she doesn't know how to copy and paste a site name, and got confused...
If you've published DNA data on Gedmatch, you may want to try to search for her email there.
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

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