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Maurice Hirschowitz (Benoni) #southafrica

Suzy Gang Kopik <skopik@...>
 

Hello,
I have just sent a reply re Maurice Hirschowitz with tag #southafrica. 
Please reply if you want information - he was my Great Grandfather. 
Kind regards, 
Suzanne Kopik


Re: Given name Ksyel

S. Cohen
 

There is also the name Kasriel - כתריאל 

Sheindle Cohen
New York


JGSGM Curious Rabbinic Tales March 13 at 10:30 am #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jgsgm President
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
 
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami in collaboration with Temple Beth Am's Sunday Salon will host renowned Yiddish actor Avi Hoffman Sunday, March 13 at 10:30 am.
 
He will be reading from Curious Rabbinic Tales-The Shortest Tall Stories written by his mother, Professor Miriam Hoffman, a retired professor of Yiddish language, literature and film, Jewish culture, Yiddish humor, and classical and minor Yiddish writers. 
 
Contact Yoram Millman, JGSGM Vice President of Programming to get the link to our zoom meeting.
 
With warm regards,
Paulette Bronstein
President
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami


Re: newspaper ads searching for relatives after WWII #usa

itencorinne@...
 

Hi

Maybe it was the "Aufbau", a newspaper for emigrants in German language. There you can find ads where emigrants searched for their relatives lost in Europe and also death notices which mention relatives who lived in different parts of the world. Death notices often mention the place in Europe where the deceased person lived before the emigration and the place where he/she lived after the emigration. 

On this Online-Archives you'll find the "Aufbau" and several other German newspapers from different parts of Germany. You can search with all names and places who could appear in the ads or death notices.
https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/newspaper

For those who are searching in Germany or Austria there are more Online-Archives with newspapers with search ads or "Verschollenenaufrufen", like for example for Austria:
https://anno.onb.ac.at/ or for South Tyrol https://digital.tessmann.it/tessmannDigital/Zeitungsarchiv/Suche;jsessionid=D17059F77A53DCC3F61F94439CBC120B

Regards

Corinne Iten
Switzerland


Re: Need help finding Lithuanian external/internal passport of my grandfather #lithuania

beltond@...
 

You can search the All Lithuanian Database and sort through the results for his name. Not all internal passports are indexed.

The Lithuanian internal passports were primarily citizenship papers and not required to emigrate. The US didn't require passports or visas from immigrants in 1921. 
--
David Belton
Pennsylvania


Re: Self-addressed-stamped-envelope for England #unitedkingdom

Ian Charles
 

When you know the weight, you can self print a paid address label from the Royal Mail web site. If it's 4 pages I think it'll be more than 20g - I would choose 21-100g, which is only 70p more, to be on the safe side. You can then sellotape the printout to an envelope and it's sorted. I think your rellie then has 3 weeks to send it, which will be 2 weeks once they've received your letter. Here's the link to the RM site: https://www.royalmail.com/price-finder

--
Ian Charles
London, UK


Re: Twins Separated at Birth :: Translation Help #records #lithuania #translation

michelle moshelian
 

Hi Julie,

This doesn't answer your question, but I would like to mention something that I am currently researching. My great-aunts were recorded as twin births in Szrensk, Poland in 1910. Living relatives who knew them are adamant that they were not twins but merely sisters born 2 or 3 years apart. I am trying to figure out if there was a logical explanation for recording siblings' births as twins - maybe no possibility of recording births at the actual time, maybe some sort of reason as to avoid taxes or the draft, but none are logical explanations so far.

In our case confounding the mystery, these great-aunts' grandmother was recorded to be a twin (whose birth was actually recorded 3 years after the birth!) and there are other twins in the historical family, so twins doesn't seem to be out of the question.... unless all those other twin births were not really twins either!!!

   Michelle Moshelian


Re: Looking for my Ashkenazi ancestors in Belarus (Needlestein / Konnitski) #belarus

Eleanor Lind
 

‘The together plan’  is very good. I think they are based in London but also in USA. Search on line. They do it in two stages which saves you money if there really is no information. They charge but ultimately it really is worth the cost. They have helped me a great deal. It also takes some time especially now! However I strongly recommend them and you may say who recommended you. I have no financial interest in them.
Eleanor Lind
London UK
Doniach, Shneersohn. Stein


Re: Self-addressed-stamped-envelope for England #unitedkingdom

rlowlondon@...
 

International Reply Coupons "IRC" were created for that purpose.  However, I'm not certain if USPS continues to sell them.  Check with your local Post Office.
Airmail postage would be GBP 1.70 or GBP 2.55 (the latter if weight is over 20 grams)

Worst case, email me your address and your cousin's address and I'll send him the SASE.
Roger Low
London


Re: Feminine "Grandfather" Name? #names

Brad Rubin
 

It was a transcription error.  Thanks to the wonderful work of Alex Krakovsky who made the original image available online, I was able to read enough of the Russian handwriting to identify the parents names.  I have no idea where "Fruma-Zelda" came from!  Three masculine names and one feminine name, as expected:

Father: mordko moiseevich yudkovich

Mother: perel ruvinova

-- Brad Rubin


Need help finding Lithuanian external/internal passport of my grandfather #lithuania

Mark Horowitz <msh@...>
 

I asked the Lithuanian Archives for records on my grandfather, Samuel Horowitz, but they couldn't find them. The Ellis Island manifest said he arrived under the name "Zalmann Horwitz" with his mother and siblings in 1921 at age 19. I asked the archives again to search under that name, the Lithuanian version of Horowitz (Gurvitz), and the surname Dokshytsy (possible real name according to family folklore), but no luck. I understood there was no way he could have left Lithuania without a passport, and his name in the passport should have matched the name on the manifest, although his Alien Registration form showed he arrived under the name Zalman Gurvitz.

I know the Litvak SIG holds a collection of internal passports, but I'm not sure which region to search. US documents show that he and his sibling were born in Hoduciszki (aka Adutiskis), which is northeast of Vilnius. The manifest showed his last residence was Wirballen (aka Virbalis), west of Vilnius, but I saw on the shtetl website that the town was mostly abandoned during World War I. So, I suppose that could have been his last permanent residence before moving from town to town before he left.

Any help, suggestions, tips to unravel the mystery would be appreciated. Thank you.

Mark Horowitz

msh@...


Re: Problems With USCIS Genealogy Program #records #usa

Elaine Berghausen
 

The problems with USCIS predate the pandemic.  I filed and paid for records in 2016. 5 months later, I saw in the USCIS  online status system that my request was “completed “. After waiting 1 year without receiving anything, I contacted the office of my US Congressional representative for help.  With their intervention, I got my records about 3 months later.

I had never requested assistance from my congressional representative’s office but found they had a request form online that was easy to use. The staff followed up promptly. It was a happy ending to what had been a very frustrating experience with USCIS.

Elaine Berghausen 



Elaine Berghausen 


Re: death certificate #israel

Janet Furba
 


Hi,
ask the family
ask the internet
look in the local press
Janet Furba,
Germany


ZIMMERMAN GOLDFINGER, Jarosław #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The March 3, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita carried a legal notice indicating that the Regional Court in Jarosław, First Civil Division, is seeking heirs of the following individual in connection with resolving the ownership of a land parcel located in Jarosław:

 

Gusta (née ZIMMERMAN) GOLDFINGER of Jarosław.

 

The property in question is 0.0553 hectares located at ul. Przemyska 17a, Jarosław.

The parcel is recorded as ”dz. ew. 2890/2” and it is partly occupied by a social housing project.

The land registry record for the property is ”LWH 7194 gm. kat. Jarosław.”

 

Anyone with information regarding the above-named individual is asked to contact the Court within three months of publication of the notice, making reference to Docket No. I Ns 674/20.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


Re: Washington cemetery in Brooklyn #usa

physedinc@...
 

You will find a Samuel Tapper on ancestry--born 8/7/1868 and death 1/17/1931-buried in Washington cemetery-----entry is number 13 with a photo of grave stone---

Michael Marcus  Brooklyn NY


Looking for my Ashkenazi ancestors in Belarus (Needlestein / Konnitski) #belarus

Carter Lovelace <carter@...>
 

Hey everyone!

My name is Carter and I'm hoping to learn more about my Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.
The trail runs cold in Belarus with Abraham Needlestein (1875 - 1946) and Charlotte "Lottie" Konnitski (1884 - 1945).
I have info on their descendants, but nothing comes up for either of their parents no matter where I look.

My grandma didn't even know she was Jewish because her mom never told her. It's actually a pretty interesting story, grandma was born in a bomb shelter in London during WWII and came to Canada with her (secretly Jewish) mother in search of her Canadian soldier father. The only reason we found out she was a practicing Jew was that she requested to be buried in a Jewish cemetery.

Anyway, if anyone has any ideas of how I could uncover more about Abraham and Lottie, please let me know!

Thanks,
Carter D. Lovelace
Regina, SK, Canada


GELBLUM-RUBINLICHT, Warsaw #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

 

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The March 3, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita carried a legal notice indicating that the Court is seeking information regarding the following individuals:

 

Dawid GELBLUM, son of Lewek Gelblum & Ruchla (née RUBINLICHT), born 1892;

 

Abram GELBLUM, son of Lewek Gelblum & Ruchla (née RUBINLICHT), born 1907; and

 

Pinkus GELBLUM, son of Lewek Gelblum & Ruchla (née RUBINLICHT), born 1896.

 

All of the above resided at ul. Żelazna 47 in Warsaw prior to the war.  It is presumed that they all perished during the German occupation 1939-1944 on a date unknown.

 

The Court has been asked to officially declare them deceased for purposes of resolving title to property in Poland.  The person making this request is Ms. Janina Kaempfer Louis, 14, rue Ernest Renan, 74100 Ambilly, FRANCE – presumably a relative of the GELBLUMs or someone who shared a property with them.

 

Oddly, the notice published in the press fails to indicate which Court is handling this case.  My best guess would be that it is the Regional Court for Warsaw-Śródmieście, First Civil Division, in Warsaw.

 

The Court requests that anyone with pertinent information contact the Court directly within three months of the notice’s appearance.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


Dr. Turner to Speak at Session on The Russian Invasion of Ukraine #education #galicia #ukraine #poland #announcements

Steven Turner
 

Dr. Steven S. Turner, President of Gesher Galicia and Dr. Victoria Khiterer, Associate Professor of History at Millersville University will participate in a lunchtime session to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This session is sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center of Mercer County and will take place on Wednesday, March 9th at 1 PM ET.

This will be a virtual session over Zoom. We invite all of you to attend. Please RSVP to HGHRCenter@....

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.


Gesher Galicia News Update for Monday March 7th #galicia #general #ukraine #poland

Steven Turner
 

Gesher Galicia News Update for Monday March 7th


1. From Mykhailo Zubar, Gesher Galicia's representative in Ukraine

Vinnytsia, 15:30 Ukraine time [13:30 GMT/UTC, March 7]

We left Kyiv yesterday morning, taking just ordinary luggage, with our clothes and important personal papers. The decision was very difficult for us, because we have absolutely no certainty that we will ever return home. However, it was already becoming unsafe in Kyiv. The artillery fire moved closer and more explosions were heard near our area. In addition, we were afraid that we would not be able to leave Kyiv, just as the residents of Kharkov, Mariupol and some other cities cannot now leave. Therefore, we decided to go to Vinnytsia. The 300 km road, which is usually traveled in three hours, this time took ten hours. Everywhere there were a huge number of cars and congested traffic and nowhere was gasoline available at gas stations. We had a full tank, so we managed to drive here. At present, you can leave Kyiv only on one road, the one to the south. The road to Zhytomyr has been blown up and Russian troops are stationed on it. Therefore, we drove as far south as possible, which was to Uman, and from there we turned west to Vinnytsia. After arriving here worn out in the late evening, we slept well, for the first time in many days.


It is much calmer here. There's not much fighting going on yet, only huge lines for gas stations, with only 20 liters of gas allowed for one car. Today, after waiting an hour and a half, we filled up on fuel for the car. If new dangers come up here we will try to go further west.


All the same, we cannot feel completely safe here either. Yesterday a rocket attack was carried out on Vinnytsia airport and we saw columns of smoke when we passed by later.


These messages between us in Ukraine and you in the world outside, in these difficult early days of the war, are very important. They prevent us from falling into despair, and I really feel supported.


2. From Kateryna Mytsan, former deputy director of the State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), and an archival advisor to Gesher Galicia:

Ivano-Frankivsk, March 7

Thank you for your latest message. You have no idea how important it is for us to feel the support of the rest of the world!


Steven S. Turner

President, Gesher Galicia 

 


Translation of names #names

Nancy N. Smith
 

What’s the best way to translate given names to English? How do you know if the names are Russian, Polish, Hebrew, or Yiddish?

Nancy Newmark Smith

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