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Buenos Aires donor plaque information requested #latinamerica

Ittai Hershman
 

With the recent links to AMIA and CEMLA databases for Argentina, I am trying again to solve a mystery I last posted about a dozen years ago.  On 3 May 1939, my cousins Schmul Hersch and Sara Horenstein arrived in Buenos Aires from Berlin via Southampton on the ship called Asturias.  Schmul Hersch, known as Henio, had a brother who lived in London whom I knew.  Their father Mendel survived the war in the Jewish Hospital in Berlin, and after he was found, joined Henio in Buenos Aires where he later died and is buried in Tablada.  I have a photograph of Mendel’s grave that, as I recall, a kind JewishGenner photographed me.
 
Henio’s wife was his cousin with the same surname before marriage.  She was known as Sala in the family, and as you can see in the attached, she also seems to have gone by Mara.
 
Some years ago now, I visited the daughter of the brother in London who knew that her aunt and uncle in Buenos Aires had by then passed away, but had no details.  She provided me with this photograph of a plaque at some presumably Jewish institution in Buenos Aires, possibly in the Merlo area, but I have never discovered anything further about their deaths or burial.

Can anyone identify the location of this plaque or anything further about the donors?
 
Many thanks for any solid leads,
 
Ittai Hershman
New York City


JGS Long Island Meeting: Ask The Experts Panel Wed. June 15 at 7pm via Zoom. #announcements #education #jgs-iajgs

Jeff A.
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our next meeting.

 

When: Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Topic: Ask the Experts Panel

Meet our panelist:

·         Marilyn Gotkin is a Mishpocha Maven for JGLSI ad has helped many members with their genealogical research.

·         Caitlin Hollander is a professional genealogist, specializing in Ashkenazi Jewish genealogy in both the United States and Europe. 

·         Rhoda Miller, Ed.D; CG has been a Certified Genealogist since 1998, board member of LitvakSIG and was on the Eastern European team for Ancestry ProGenealogists.

·         Gary Pokrassa is the Data Acquisition Director of JewishGen's Ukraine Research Division and a Director of JRI-Poland.

·         Renee Steinig -- member of Association of Professional Genealogists, a director of Gesher Galicia and a Town Leader for JRI-Poland.

·         Chuck Weinstein is the Town Director for Ukraine Research Division of JewishGen.


Are you stuck in your genealogy research?

 

Want to get more information on an ancestor

 

Looking for a “pesky” document—such as a birth, death, or marriage record

Trying to trace the relationship between two unrelated people on your family tree

Having a hard time finding immigration information

 

Our panel of experts were given 10 questions from members similar to above items.  They will attempt to knock down the brick walls to uncover new information. The panel will review the research steps undertaken and provide suggestions on how to take your research further.

 

To join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others during the meeting

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvd-yvrD8rGty02Ye2jsgsEGB4xxcuBhgz


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Looking ahead, our next meeting will be on Sunday, June 26 at 2pm featuring Alex Denisenko.  Alex is a tour guide and genealogist from Lviv, Ukraine.  He will be telling us stories about South-Eastern Ukraine, past, present, and future.   

 

I look forward to seeing you all!

 

Jeff Austin

president@...


Vilnius, Lithuania Municipality Signs MOU for Development Site of Vilnius Great Synagogue #lithuania #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

From: Jan Meisels Allen <>
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:37 PM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group (main@...) <main@...>
Subject: Vilnius, Lithuania Municipality Signs MOU for Development Site of Vilnius Great Synagogue #announcements #lithuania

 

Archival photo of the Great Synagogue, Vilnius around 1934

 

Jewish Heritage Europe has posted an article regarding the MOU between the Vilnius Jewish community and Goodwill Foundation  and the city of Vilnius on development of site destroyed Vilnius Great Synagogue.

 

A statement by the city said that by the middle of 2026, a memorial square will be developed on the site of the synagogue and its complex, where a new Jewish community center will also be built.

 

To read the statement go to:

https://vilnius.lt/lt/2022/05/26/memorandumu-itvirtintas-vilniaus-didziosios-sinagogos-iamzinimas-ir-aplinkos-sutvarkymas/

It is in Lithuanian.  If you use Chrome as your browser they provide an English translation.

 

“Archaeological excavations at the site of the Vilnius Great Synagogue began in 2011. During the excavations, archaeologists discovered the most important parts of the pulpit (bima) - the foundations of 2 columns, the location of two mikvas (ritual pools), the huge outer rear wall of the Great Synagogue, and part of the Synagogue floor. Also found on the walls next to the bima are engraved inscriptions with references to the Old Testament - one mentions people and quotes the Book of Genesis, the other - verses from religious hymns.”

 

To read more go to: https://vilnius.lt/lt/2022/05/26/memorandumu-itvirtintas-vilniaus-didziosios-sinagogos-iamzinimas-ir-aplinkos-sutvarkymas/

 

To read the Jewish Heritage Europe article go to: https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2022/05/26/lithuania-memorandum-signed/

 

During World War II, the Great Synagogue and other buildings in the complex were badly destroyed. 1955–1957 the remains of the buildings are aligned with the ground. 1964 A kindergarten was built on the site of the great synagogue.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Vilnius, Lithuania Municipality Signs MOU for Development Site of Vilnius Great Synagogue #lithuania #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Archival photo of the Great Synagogue, Vilnius around 1934

 

Jewish Heritage Europe has posted an article regarding the MOU between the Vilnius Jewish community and Goodwill Foundation  and the city of Vilnius on development of site destroyed Vilnius Great Synagogue.

 

A statement by the city said that by the middle of 2026, a memorial square will be developed on the site of the synagogue and its complex, where a new Jewish community center will also be built.

 

To read the statement go to:

https://vilnius.lt/lt/2022/05/26/memorandumu-itvirtintas-vilniaus-didziosios-sinagogos-iamzinimas-ir-aplinkos-sutvarkymas/

It is in Lithuanian.  If you use Chrome as your browser they provide an English translation.

 

“Archaeological excavations at the site of the Vilnius Great Synagogue began in 2011. During the excavations, archaeologists discovered the most important parts of the pulpit (bima) - the foundations of 2 columns, the location of two mikvas (ritual pools), the huge outer rear wall of the Great Synagogue, and part of the Synagogue floor. Also found on the walls next to the bima are engraved inscriptions with references to the Old Testament - one mentions people and quotes the Book of Genesis, the other - verses from religious hymns.”

 

To read more go to: https://vilnius.lt/lt/2022/05/26/memorandumu-itvirtintas-vilniaus-didziosios-sinagogos-iamzinimas-ir-aplinkos-sutvarkymas/

 

To read the Jewish Heritage Europe article go to: https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2022/05/26/lithuania-memorandum-signed/

 

During World War II, the Great Synagogue and other buildings in the complex were badly destroyed. 1955–1957 the remains of the buildings are aligned with the ground. 1964 A kindergarten was built on the site of the great synagogue.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Re: Eva and Hannah - equivalent? #names #poland

davidmdubin@...
 

Are you sure it’s Hana and not Hawa (in Polish pronounced “Hava”)? That’s more likely to be Eva. That said, secular names could be very fluid, as could Jewish names, especially in secular records. 
--
David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


Re: Jewish Summer Camps #usa

Leah Cook
 

The Joseph Eisner Camp for Living Judaism in Great Barrington , Massachusetts changed my life.  It's where I learned how to play guitar (and later became a Jewish song leader), it's where I learned leadership skills (which led to becoming a teacher), and it is where my Jewish identity was solidified.  The camp had been the prior estate of William Walker, VP of Eastman Kodak.   The camp was founded in 1959.My nephew recently moved to Great Barrington, so there must be some connection there. 

I also went to the Schenectady Jewish Community Day Camp throughout most of my childhood.  I learned how to swim and dive and make crafts and learn Jewish music.

After high school graduation I was a counselor at Camp Schodack in Nassau, NY -- the best summer of my life (and I made enough money in tips to purchase a Martin D-28 guitar).

Another noteworthy Jewish camp is Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Springs, NY attended by Eddie Cantor, Larry King, and Jerry Stiller.  My cousin, a camper 40 years ago, still works at the camp during his summer vacation.  His brother went to Surprise Lake as well, as did his two sons, one of whom met his future wife at camp. This camp is part of our family.  The camp was founded in 1902.

Jewish summer camps were an integral part of my life -- they were especially important because there was considerable antisemitism in my community at the time.  My strongest childhood memories are of Passover seders and summer camp.  Camp is where most of my secular and Jewish learning took place.  If you have children, please send them to a Jewish summer camp.

Links:
https://eisnercamp.org
https://surpriselake.org
https://www.schodack.com
http://www.schenectadyjcc.org

--
Leah R Cook
Florida, USA
Jewish Genealogical Society of Southwest Florida


: ViewMate translation request - German #translation

DanG
 

This is the 1885 birth record for my Great uncle in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98611

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

--
Dan Geisler
Galicia: Geisler, Niker, Gerner, Roth, Keller, Wolf, Infeld, Kwadratstein


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

DanG
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98625

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

--
Dan Geisler
Galicia: Geisler, Niker, Gerner, Roth, Keller, Wolf, Infeld, Kwadratstein


Re: Search of Kamenetsky's from Bessarabia #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Shalom Katerina,

Thanks for sending this information to Discussion group.  I hope that someone in the group from the same region may find information familiar.
Also for many members of our Bessarabia group, please send similar postings to the Discussion group with #bessarabia.

Here are few additional comments:
1. About Names.  Mark Pavlovich was not names given at birth.  Mark is usually Mordko (Mordekhai), Pavel  is most likely Peisakh of Fayvel.

2. If you do searches at JewishGen.org for WEISMAN in town of Zguritsa  you find many hits, and would need to check all of them:



There are even WEISMANs who were buried in Zguritsa Jewish Cemetery.  

Good luck, and please informed our group when you get some information.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Eva and Hannah - equivalent? #names #poland

gbm1022@...
 

Looking through some records in JRI Poland and I may have found my great great great grandparents marriage, but the brides name is recorded as Hana Kohn.  I have Eva Cohen.  The groom's name is a match - almost. Abraham Morris in my tree vs Abraham Moyzesz in the record. The year is about right.  But I don't want to make an assumption if I am way off base. Thanks.

Greg Marrinan


April 2022 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #general #jgs-iajgs #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Due to personal issues this is late in getting out. My apologies.

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below.

The following are the summaries for the month of April 2022.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert.

Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.

 

  • New Director of FamilySearch History Library Director Named
  • Identity Theft 1st Quarter 2022 ITRC Report

 

  • (Australia and New Zealand) 330, 000 Online Memorials Unlock Individual Stories of First World War ANZACs
  • (Australia) National Archives Ramps Up Digitization of At-Risk Records

 

  • (Canada) Canada Legislation to be Brought Forward to Make Digital Giants Compensate Canadian Media Outlets For Reusing News Content
  • (Canada) Government Bill Introduces Bill to Safeguard Traveler Privacy and Rights to Examine Personal Devices

 

  • (European Union) Digital Services Act Would Force Meta, Google and Others to Combat Misinformation
  • (European Union) EU Court of Justice Advocate Says If Links are Asked to be Removed From Google the Company Must Look into the Claim
  • (European Union) Court of Justice Rules Against Broad Retention of Cell Phone Data by National Authorities
  • (European Union) EU Parliament Approves Data Governance act
  • (France-Google) French Websites are Ordered to Stop Using Google Analytics
  • (United Kingdom) National Archives UK Opens Military Personnel Collection WO 420

 

  • Updated: (US) 1950 US Census Released on April 1, 2022--72 Years Since the 1950 Census Was Taken
  • (US) 1950 US Census Released on April 1, 2022--72 Years Since the 1950 Census Was Taken
  • (U.S.) Evidence of the G.I. Bill in the 1950 Census
  • (US) FTC Chairperson Lina Khan Calls for Paradigm Shift on Data Privacy
  • (US) NARA Final Rule Proposed on Procedural Guidance Removal to Comply With EO January 20, 2021
  • (US) Supreme Court Considering Several Changes to Amicus Briefs
  • (US-MD) Law of Expungement
  • (US-TN) HB 2698 Requires Unwed Fathers Provide DNA Results to Sign Birth Certificates
  • (US-VA) DMV Now Offering Vital Records Service On The Go

 

The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe.

To be on top of what is happening you are encouraged to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the

IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, AVOTAYNU, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized.

The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

 

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.

 

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: Dr. Isadore W. Ginsburg #general

kaplanli@...
 

Paul

Not sure if you're still around to respond to this email given your message was over 20 years ago. I knew him, he was one of professors in medical school, as well as my fathers and he was my paternal grandfather's physician. If you're still around please let me know, I'd love to chat.
Thanks
Larry Kaplan, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Moderator note: Please respond privately. If you do not know how to reply directly to an individual, please see:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W1tIJXY80vSMUUCbifHcUFa9ao3o8MzZ7kHAGbY_qE8/edit?usp=sharing

  


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

DanG
 

This is the wedding record of my Parental Grandparents in Lwow 1911. In Polish.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98610

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

--
Dan Geisler
Galicia: Geisler, Niker, Gerner, Roth, Keller, Wolf, Infeld, Kwadratstein


TAFLOWICZ, HERSZKOWICZ, & NUTKOWICZ: How to Access an Original Copy of an 1850 Tomaszow Maz. Birth Document for Hana Sura TAFLOWICZ #poland #records

Marilyn Robinson
 

Recently, I had an 1843 Jewish marriage record translated by the Facebook group, Genealogical Translations.
1.The groom was listed as Eyzeyk TAFLOWICZ &
2.the bride was listed as Esther Malka HERSZKOWICZ,
3.both from Tomazow Mazowiecki.
4.[LDS Film#747938, Akt# 5,(JRI-Poland)]; & Genbaza  
https://metryki.genbaza.pl/genbaza,detail,289965,35

An 1850 Tomaszow Maz. birth record for Hana Sura TAFLOWICZ, listed
1.the father as Ajzyk TAFLOWICZ &
2.the mother as Estera Malka, born NUTKOWICZ.
3.[Microfilm # 747939 (JRI-Poland) or 007954374 Image 181, Akt # 42].
This information was from a translation of the original document by FHL for me.

I don't know if Eyzeyk/Ajzyk was remarried to another Estera Malka (HERSZKOWICZ vs. NUTKOWICZ) or the translation of the mother's last name was faulty.

I tried to find the original document on the Polish site, GenBaza, in order to view the mother's maiden name, but was unable to find the document. I don't know if I was searching incorrectly or if it was simply unavailable.

Additionally, as I explained in another post, FHL Remote Access is no longer allowed to display original documents from some countries, so that resource is presently closed, as well.
Can anyone help me to find a copy of the original 1850 birth document for Hana Sura TAFLOWICZ??

Marilyn Robinson
Florida
TAFLOWICZ, REICHMAN/RAJCHMAN/REYCHMAN, ZOLNA, JOSKO, MICHALOWICZ (Tomaszow Maz., YUDIN/IUDIN, JUDEN, SHAPIRO/SZAPIRO (Belarus)


Heads Up!!: FHLRemoteAccess Research Requests: Change of Rules #announcements

Marilyn Robinson
 

I recently requested copies of images from FHLRemoteAccess, the information for which I found on JRI-Poland [Tomaszow Mazowiecki]. Access was denied for the following reason: " Restrictions placed by the author/publishers/owners of the record do not allow us to provide the image that you requested".

When I questioned why, the response today was: "The restrictions have changed!! We are not happy with it either. You could possibly access it from a family history center near you. So many European countries we cannot do anymore."

Marilyn Robinson
Florida
Taflowicz, Reichman/Rajchman/Rejchman, Michalowicz, Zolna,Reinglas/Rejnglaz [Tomasow Maz.]; Yudin/Iudin/Judin, Shapiro [Belarus]


Re: Searching WEISSBURG #usa

Jay Hamburger
 

Interesting connection.  The name Billy rings a vague bell from somewhere.  Were they Texans?  I have found very few of same/similar names in TX.  There was a Gentile Hamburger family in Houston who were friends.  Phil Hamburger was a Member of Houston City Council in the '50-'60's and later worked in PR for NASA

JAY AMBURGER
HOUSTON


Link to slides: Roger Lustig talk, 25 May #JewishGenUpdates

Roger Lustig
 

Apologies to all who got the wrong link to the slides from my talk
yesterday. This should work better:

https://tinyurl.com/Lustig-JG2205

All comments welcome, as before!

Roger Lustig


Re: British citizenship #unitedkingdom #poland

Evelyn and Christopher Wilcock
 

It is worth mentioning that not all UK naturalisation files have been preserved. 
My mother in law applied to see her father's file and it turned out that it no longer existed. In the immediate post war (post WW2) period  British nationality was offered to many people who had served in the UK Forces and we were told that not all the files had  been preserved.
Evelyn Wilcock
London


Corrected: Liberation from a Shoah Ghost: The Girl on the Wall #announcements #holocaust #jgs-iajgs

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you to a free Zoom program:
Liberation from a Shoah Ghost:  The Girl on the Wall, with Preeva Adler Tramiel
Sunday, June 26, 2022, 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Preeva is a second-generation Holocaust survivor; her father, Samuel Adler, also called Adler Hershi, was from Transcarpathia.
All of our programs feature automatically transcribed closed captions.
Register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
http://sites.rootsweb.com/~orjgs/

Linda Wolfe Kelley,
JGSO Secretary
Portland, OR, USA


Argentina Ancestry Archive Permits Tracking of Ancestors' Arrival #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

As reported by the Buenos Aires Times the Centre for Latin American Migration Studies (CEMLA) has created a database helping to discover how Argentine ancestors arrived in the country. It covers 160 years—1800 to 1960.

The database comprises over 4.4 million people in total, featuring information on 200 countries of origin, over 75 years of records up to 1960, and over 3,500 vessels where they travelled to settle in this country.

 

Go to: https://cemla.com/buscador/

You will be asked for the full name of the person whose history you are seeking.

 

You need to complete the CAPTCHA test (the alphanumerical code appearing in the screen) and click on “buscar” (search) to pick up your information.

 

The website is in Spanish. If you use Chrome as your browser it will automatically translate. If not using Chrome use a translation site such as DeepL translator  https://www.deepl.com/translator  or Google translate https://translate.google.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To read more see:

https://batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/new-ancestry-archive-allows-argentines-to-track-ancestors-arrival.phtml

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

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