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Re: Buenos Aires Cemeteries #general

E Feinstein
 

All the Buenos Aires cemeteries are online with the JOWBR of JewishGen
Eric Feinstein
Clifton New Jersey


Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society invites you to #education #jgs-iajgs #announcements

beth lozano
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 Speaker: Guest Speaker: Serafima Velkovich

The Central Database of Shoah  Victimsʼ Names and

               Other Sources at Yad Vashem   


Sunday June 12, 11am Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern

PLEASE NOTE the earlier start time.


Guest RSVP: 

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

Description:    Yad Vashem, a living memorial to the Holocaust, houses a huge collection of materials. This lecture highlights new features and materials of the Database, as well as offer “tips” on utilizing it to the fullest. Serafima will also guide us to other Yad Vashem online sources that are relevant for genealogists. 

Bio: Serafima Velkovich is the Head of the Family Roots Research Section in the Reference and Information Department of the Yad Vashem Archives division. She has been working at Yad Vashem for 16 years. She is also a PhD Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Serafima was closely involved in the work on names material in Yad Vashem`s databases. At the same time, the main research field is family roots. She lectures on the use of Yad Vashem resources for genealogical and other research to various groups, as well as to visiting genealogists and organizations who make use of genealogical tools for their research.  She participates in international conferences and films on Holocaust topics.

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co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu

Beth Lozano, Publicity SCJGS

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Subscribers:  If you already registered for this event via PayPal, you are on our  RSVP list and will receive the Zoom link the week of the event.  

 


SCJGS Invites you to: #announcements #events #jgs-iajgs

beth lozano
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 Speaker: Guest Speaker: Gil Bardige

 Part 1: Updated: Help! I Just Got My DNA Results and I’m Confused

Prioritize your match list, get organized and reduce stress and confusion


Sunday May 22, 1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern


Guest RSVP: 

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

Description:  This first presentation in a two-part series is A MUST for the serious ancestral researcher.  This presentation, geared for the beginner through intermediate researcher, will provide specific guidance on how to use DNA/Genetic Genealogy as an effective tool in your genealogy tool belt.  Gil will review examples from the four major DNA testing companies to clarify ethnicity estimates and give a detailed review of the specific tools available with each testing company.  With these recommended formulas, data , you will learn to prioritize matches, despite endogamy with the end goal viewed in your family tree as you learn to connect with your matches. 

Watch for Gil’s second part of this series which teaches techniques to analyze your matches as you advance your genetic genealogy skills.





Bio: Gil Bardige, recently retired, has been a genealogist for over 40 years, with over 10 years of experience in DNA/Genetic Genealogy.  He has been recognized as someone who can clarify ethnicity estimates and help you understand what matches mean and how to know which ones to respond to and what to expect. He has tested at all 4 major companies and is a Project Manager at FTDNA on 3 projects including Jewish R1b. Gil was Business Development Executive for Trane, traveling nationally for nearly 11 years making presentations to Fortune 250 corporations.  He understands the need for clear concise slides that build on the screens so as not to overwhelm the audience.  Gil is high energy, humorous, speaks clearly, and makes sure that the audience is engaged and participates.  

Gil has utilized DNA to confirm a family relationship on his family tree and even utilized it to prove no relations despite the same surname.



Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder.

For more information or membership information membership@...

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu

Beth Lozano, Publicity SCJGS

publicity@...

Visit our website: https://scjgs.org

Subscribers:  If you already registered for this event via PayPal, you are on our  RSVP list and will receive the Zoom link the week of the event.  

 


Deportation from Kishinev to Transnistria #hungary

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear researchers
Many of my relatives perished during the Holocaust in Transnistria.  They lived and worked in Kishinev but then were forced to travel by the most primitive means to Transnistria.  Because there was so much annihilation of Jews in Kishinev what was the point of making them move to Transnistria.  Perhaps like all questions about the Shoah there is no logical answer.  I would appreciate your thoughts.  Thank you.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Stuart Wayne
 

Two weeks at Camp Wise on Lake Erie was pretty common if you grew up Jewish in Cleveland, Ohio in the forties.  My camping memories from my one stretch there are pretty blurry.  Sure, there were all kinds of camping activities and Jewish cultural activities, but I only recall two things clearly.  The first was getting my Shark Badge for swimming a quarter-mile in filthy Lake Erie's choppy water in the rain.  ("Stay underwater and you won't get wet!"  the counselors yelled)  The second was the stink from the adjacent chemical plant when the wind blew the wrong way.

Not the pristine outdoors environment one thinks of but we did with what we had. 🙄

Stuart Wayne
Las Vegas, NV


On Tue, May 17, 2022 at 3:27 PM Sam Eneman <sje.genealogy@...> wrote:

I attended Camp Young Judaea in Texas in the 60s and worked as a madrich there 1967-70. I also worked at Camp Tel Yehudah (Young Judaea’s National camp) in Barryville NY in 1971. 

Those experiences were so important in my life.

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC


Re: Genealogy software? #general

Michael Herzlich
 

Family Tree Maker (2019 latest version) will allow you to sync your tree on Ancestry down to your computer, then you can make updates either on your computer and/or online and keep them in sync.  It will also allow you to load in a gedcom with a different tree name and if you wish sync it on line up to Ancestry.
--
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Belarus - EPSTEIN, HELFAND, POLLACK
Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Sam Eneman
 

I attended Camp Young Judaea in Texas in the 60s and worked as a madrich there 1967-70. I also worked at Camp Tel Yehudah (Young Judaea’s National camp) in Barryville NY in 1971. 

Those experiences were so important in my life.

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC


Genealogy software? #general

Diane Katz. SURNAMES/TOWNS: Laske/Ladyzhin;,Steinberg Kiev; Grunberg Rheinhorn/Iasi; Milston/Slutzk; Bicz/Mogilev; Glas/Varniai; Moskowitz/Nagy-Saros Klein/Eperjes; Hefliech/Hungary; Marks/Machester/Suwalki; Shedrofski/Suwalki
 

I currently keep my updated tree and most of my records on Ancentry.  What are recommended ways of keeping this information on my computer?  Looking for software that would allow me to upload a gedcom file.
--
Diane Katz
gdbkatz@...


Re: deciphering a German ship manifest #records #translation

Susan&David
 

The twelfth passenger on the page is  Cohn, Baruch.    Are you trying to confirm the name as indexed by Ancestry.com on the Hamburg Departure lists?

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/17/2022 3:01 PM, Lynndumenil wrote:
Hello.  I am hoping someone can read a portion of the attached ship manifest.  The person I am interested in is Cohn Baruck, who is line 12.  I can't make out the handwriting for the names under Surname and Vername.  Anyone? Thanks.
Lynn Dumenil


deciphering a German ship manifest #records #translation

Lynndumenil
 

Hello.  I am hoping someone can read a portion of the attached ship manifest.  The person I am interested in is Cohn Baruck, who is line 12.  I can't make out the handwriting for the names under Surname and Vername.  Anyone? Thanks.
Lynn Dumenil


Re: Buenos Aires Cemeteries #general

Susan Steeble
 

You can try https://hebrewsurnames.com/jewish-cemeteries-in-argentina or the obituaries at www.dateas.com
--
Susan Kahan Steeble
Baltimore, MD, USA
Researching: FRIDGANT/FRIEDHAND and variants from Bershad, Ukraine
                      KESSELMAN from Chorna/Okna, Ukraine
                      BUDIANSKY/BUDINOFF and SLUTSKY from Korsun and Zolotonosha, Ukraine
                      KAHANOWITZ/KAGANOVICH from Grodno and Masty, Belarus
                      STUCHINSKY from Jurbarkas/Yurburg, Lithuania


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Adar Belinkoff
 

I attended (and was a madrich) at Habonim Camp Kvutza in Southern California in the 1940s.  My daughters also attended Habonim camps in the 1960s.  It was a life-changing experience.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
adarbelinkoff@...


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Alan Reische
 

Myra: Young Judea still operates. As for the morning swims - IIRC, Lake Baboosic had occasional leeches, so perhaps you were wise to skip the dips.

Myra's email surfaced a question: Does Carol want responses only for camps with a specific Jewish focus and content - for instance, Young Judea has a kosher food program and conducts Friday night services, amongst others - or does she want to include also Jewish owned camps whose summer programs are otherwise indistinguishable from their non-Jewish peers? 


--
Alan Reische
Manchester NH
areische39@...


Re: Inhabitants Alt Schotland around 1891 #poland

Logan Kleinwaks
 

Thank you, Ron Peeters, for sharing this list of poor inhabitants of Altschottland c. 1891. I will be in contact with you privately about it.

For anyone interested in Altschottland residents from a little earlier time, note that census-like records ("Familienbuch") from Altschottland for 1880-1882 and 1850-1879 are searchable on JewishGen via the Unified Search, Germany Database, or Poland Database. These include entire families and were updated whenever major events occured during the indicated time period, such as births, marriages, deaths, or emigration. For more details, see the description of the "Danzig Database" at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Germany/Danzig.htm.

For a list of censuses from Altschottland or other Danzig communities, and their indexing status (green = finished/online, yellow = in progress, cyan = partial name index online), scroll down to the Census section at https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/records-chart.php. Note especially the link to Danzig census-like records for 1843-1918 (APG 14/5), the residential registration cards, which are fairly easy to browse, as they are essentially alphabetized by surname (according to German alphabetization rules). The residential registration cards are quite extensive, but not 100% comprehensive, at least in their surviving state. We would like to add these to the searchable JewishGen databases, too, but such a task would require significant additional volunteer labor (skilled in reading old German writing).

For birth, marriage, and death records from c. 1891:

1) All civil marriage records including at least one Jewish partner have been transcribed and are currently being proofread before being added to JewishGen's searchable database. Additional proofreading volunteers who can read old German writing (Kurrent) would be welcome to speed this process.

2) Death records from the Jewish community have been transcribed and are currently being proofread before being added to JewishGen's searchable database. Additional volunteers who can read Hebrew would be welcome.

3) There is a finding aid to help you locate online scans of civil births, marriages, and deaths at https://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/findingaidcivil.php. This includes surnames for the marriages (useful before the proofreading in 1, above, is complete). However, note that the instructions and links are currently incorrect due to one of the external websites recently shutting down. There will be an announcement here when the instructions and links have been updated.

For any other questions about Danzig, or if you might like to volunteer as a transcriber or proofreader (German or Hebrew), feel free to contact me privately.

Logan Kleinwaks
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk
lkleinwaks@...


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Myra Fournier
 

Hi, Carol: I replied to you privately, but thought I'd share. My sister and I went to Camp Young Judaea in Amherst, NH in the mid to late 1950s. All the bunks were named after Jewish towns.  Mine was Petah Tikvah. We wore blue and white outfits on the Sabbath. I was a momma's girl, so didn't like being at camp, but did love taking archery and riflery and volleyball.  I always feigned a sore throat to get out of morning swim....brrrrr. For many years my mother kept my postcard home saying the camp was too cheap to give us milk with our meals.  I knew nothing about kosher!!!!  :-)
My sister will dig out photos to send to you. Can't wait to attend the program.
Myra Fournier (nee Woods)
Bedford, MA
mjfourn@...

"Deep in the hills of New Hampshire, under a moonlit sky.  Stands a Camp Young Judaea whose spirit will never die!..."  This song I still remember, but not what I had for breakfast. :-)


Re: What to do on Ancestry when the names change but the places don't? #general

Jill Whitehead
 

Emily, you list your families as coming from Suwalki gubernia. This was and still is a border area. All eight of my great grandparents were born there in the 1840s and 1850s. Then, it was all part of Poland (Russian Poland). In 1919 after WW1, the three northern Suwalki gminas went into Lithuania leaving the three southern ones in Poland. However, there were some other boundary changes, as a small part of Suwalki went into Belarus in the Lida/Olita area.  There may also have been some small changes on Suwalki's boundary with Konigsberg in East Prussia now the Russian Enclave of Kaliningrad. 

Many place names in Suwalki have German/Polish/Lithuanian/Yiddish versions due to the many different empires ruling over them over time. Suwalki was Lithuanian for centuries, then it became Polish, then it was ruled by Napoleon and so on through the Russian Tsarist empire and German incursions in 20th century, plus post war communist rule.

it was not until post 1945 that the idea of the Nation State took hold. You need to understand European history to understand family name changes, place name changes, migration patterns etc. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Buenos Aires Cemeteries #general

Shlomo Melchior
 


Locating German Passports that were surrendered to the British in Eretz-Yisrael (Palestine) #germany

ta.genealogy@...
 


aaran1286@...
Jan 9  

Hi fellow researchers, 

My grandfather, Siegfried (later Elieser) GOTTLIEB, surrendered his German passport when applying for naturalisation in Mandate Palestine in Nov 1934.
I have the request found in the Israeli Archive (גנזך המדינה).

I'm looking for the actual passport and information on what would have happened to it.
Would this have been sent back to Germany? If so where would it be (Lauterback or the state archive of Hesse)?
Held in the German embassy/Consulate in Mandate Palestine?
 
I did write to Lauterbach in Germany where it was issued in Aug 1934 but did not receive a reply.
I also had a reply that Germany destroys all passports older than 30 years.

I would welcome any insights on this matter.
 
Thank you. 

PS - I do have a copy of his mother's Reisepass issued 16 March 1937 also in Lauterbach.
She did not request naturalisation so did not need to hand it over.
--
Tamar AMIT
Israel
ta.genealogy@...


Re: Did you go to a Jewish summer camp? #usa

Mary D. Taffet
 

I never went to one as I converted as an adult, but my husband did. He
lived on Long Island at the time and went to Camp B'nai B'rith in
Starlight, PA for a number of years, and worked in the kitchen for a
while.  That experience is why he's the cook of our family.

-- Mary D. Taffet
     Syracuse, NY
     mdtaffet@...


Re: Ukraine-based genealogy, family trees and translation? #ukraine

@zeidbop
 

I have also worked with Alex and was thoroughly impressed by the quality of his research. I would also recommend him unreservedly! 
--
David Zeidman
United Kingdom

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