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Re: please help with headstone translation #translation

Malka
 

Good morning,

On the Right –

Here lies or here is burried (abbreviation - first 2 letters) Sha’ul son of reb Shlomo

Passed 3 Elul 5735

May his soul be gathered in eternal life (last line abbreviation)

On the left –

Same  2 letter abbreviation as above Toiba daughter of reb Moshe

Passed 4 Sivan 5723

May her soul… (same last line abbreviation as above)

Shalom,
Malka Chosnek

 


Abramowitz in Connecticut #usa

Susan Sorkenn
 

My Uncle Sidney’s sister, Grace Albert, from Waterbury, CT,  married Abraham Abramowitz. I believe his father was Irving. I am related to the Alberts (formerly Alperson) on both sides of my family. Sid’s wife, Hilda, née Kurtin, was my father, Albert’s, sister, and Sid was also my maternal grandmother’s (Fannie Weinstein Margolin) cousin. Could Abraham be a relative of yours?
Susan Kurtin Sorkenn

Searching for Weinstein (Vilna) formerly Romm/Rumsch
Rumsch from Zezemer 
Pollack from Tashkent


Seeking Name Adoption Register for Lispenhausen now part of Rotenburg an der Fulda #germany

Dennis Aron
 

Does anyone know where this document can be found?  Thanks!
 
These documents were created in the late 1700s to mid 1800s when Jews were required to stop using the patronymic naming system and assume surnames.
 
There are two sources that I know of (that don't have Lispenhausen) 
 
1 Name Adoption List Index (NALDEX) in the JewishGen German Collection
 
Dennis Aron
Skokie, IL


Re: Family Moscow in Amsterdam #general

Pieter Hoekstra
 

May I suggest adding dates to your question will assist members to help you.
--
Pieter Hoekstra 
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


NEW JewishGen Education class - Genealogy: Work Smart #announcements #JewishGenUpdates #education

Nancy Holden
 

Work Smart: A 3 step Plan to Sharpen Your Genealogical Skills
A Workshop Intensive

  • June 12 - July 10
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jbonline1111@...
 

Thank you to those who suggested that I contact World Jewish Relief for help in determining facts related to my dear friend's removal from Austria as the Germans occupied it to Cardiff, Wales, when he was a child.  Not only did I get the information in a relatively short time, but they apologized for taking too long!  They also supplied information on the entire family, which included parents and two other sons.  I have birth dates, immigration dates, the fact that they were considered stateless, naturalization dates, towns of birth and other data.  

I suggest this resource to others who need to search for British records related to the Holocaust or other disasters, as the organization still actively helps people.  This is a volunteer organization, so I suggest a donation, though one is not required. https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: British citizenship #unitedkingdom #poland

jbonline1111@...
 

I got a lot of help from World Jewish Relief Archives--and they even apologized for taking a mere two weeks to send me information on the entire family I inquired about, one of whom was a dear friend of mine who has passed away.  I simply explained the reason why I wanted the information (not sure this is actually required).  They did not ask for any documents from me at all.  

Data included dates of arrival in Wales, addresses. naturalization dates, names of all family members, even the husband who traveled separately and birth dates. 

This is a volunteer organization, so donations are helpful, but not required. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


please help with headstone translation #translation

robinson@...
 

I would appreciate a translation of my grandfather's sister's headstone. 

Sherry Robinson


Translation Request #translation

Richard Stower
 

I would appreciate a translation of the attached record.

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine
 
Researching Kolomyya: SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, BEISER, GRAFF. 
 
Chortkiv/Budaniv: GROSS, FELLNER, HOCHMAN
 
Dobrowa Tarnowską: KANNER, SCHMIDT
 


Re: Jewish Summer Camps #usa

Norman Sohn
 

Interesting tidbit on Jewish Summer camps. My mother, Fannie Ament Sohn, was born in 1911 and immigrated from Sanok, Poland to New York's Lower East Side at age 2. In her 20s, she spent her summer vacation at Camp Livingston in Livingston Manor, New York. I have seen many photos in her album of those vacations, but know very little else. Camp Livingston did have a lake with row boats and swimming. Every resort had a handball court.
Norman Sohn, MD, MBA


Re: Family Moscow in Amsterdam #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

It is a shot in the darkness but it may have been Moscowitch or a variant of it.

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


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

hadassahlipsius
 

the record does appear in Genbaza.   Here is the link

https://metryki.genbaza.pl/genbaza,detail,290000,12

Hadassah Lipsius


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen FB page #yizkorbooks #belarus

Bruce Drake
 

JewishGen researchers are well familiar with the Russian “revision lists” which were used to levy poll taxes because they can be a gold mine of information about their ancestors. “The Revisor,” from the Yizkor book of Kamenets (Belarus) puts a human face on the dreaded auditors who came to town every year. What makes this chapter so much fun is its descriptions of how people in Kamenets (and probably elsewhere) figured out ruses to avoid levies that could amount to hundreds of rubles. This was no small matter since the levies could amount to 600 rubles (the equivalent of $14,500 in 2019 U.S. dollars) and a typical worker around 1900 might earn 180 rubles yearly. And 600 rubles was the assessment that potentially hung over the head of the author’s father.
“So when lovely summer came around, you could count on it—that one day the assessor, or the auditor, would suddenly come by, and would inventory all our household possessions: the bedding, the inherited copper pans, the brass candlesticks, the mortar-and-pestle, and all the other items… everyone was seized with fear.”
So, with no further adieu, I’ll make way for this wonderful account of the stratagems people of the town used to lead the revisors “down the garden path” and hold on to their hard-earned money.



--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: Hebrew Reformatory, Plainview NY Early 1900's #usa

Susan&David
 


1. If your family members were present in an orphanage in 1920 they should be in the 1920 US census.  If present in 1925 there is a NY State census.
2. Have you looked at this site?  If you search there for HNOH (Hebrew National Orphans Home) It includes a list of several such institutions in NY.
    https://ajhs.org/collections
  You can also search that site for "Orphanages."

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/27/2022 8:55 AM, Wendy Kalman wrote:
This intrigued me -- I've been looking for a Jewish orphanage on Long Island without any success (for my grandfather and his brother, around 1922 for a year or two), and someone had also mentioned Pleasantville to me at one point, but as a children's home, not a reformatiory.

Anyway, I googled the name of the one you provided and found a rare book dealer has a 1909 diary of a teacher from there on sale. for a lot of money. I took a quick look at the 8 pages he shows (of 26) and saw a name or two specified -- might be useful to look at for clues if Pleasantville and not Plainview is what the OP ultimately decides is what's needed. 

The link is https://www.betweenthecovers.com/pages/books/425414/author-unidentified/diary-woman-teacher-working-at-the-hawthorne-new-york-jewish-reform-school-for-boys

Wendy Kalman
wendybkalman@...
Acworth, GA

Mogilev Podolsky: BERG and TEPLITSKY
Kamenetz-Podolsky: TEPLITSKY, SIMON
Pogrebische, Ladyzhyn, and Odessa: KELMANSKY
Ladyzhyn and Odessa: MALKIS, COHEN
Berdynove: BURDA
Berdichev and Odessa: KRAPEL, GERSHBERG
Tulchin: POTTEL


Next Free JewishGen Webinar: Tips & Tricks for Navigating JewishGen #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

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

Topic: Tips and Tricks for Navigating JewishGen
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now

About the Talk

Join us for this overview and update featuring tips and tricks for best access to the more than thirty million searchable records, educational and language tools, networking opportunities, and other treasures found on JewishGen.

About the Speaker:

Ellen Kowitt is JewishGen USA Research Division Director; Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Jewish Task Force Chair; University of Denver OLLI instructor; and author for Family Tree Magazine, Avotaynu, and recently published client book, David Crystal: An American Family History. She has utilized JewishGen and served in a variety of volunteer capacities since 1994.


Re: Oleszyce - Schwartz Family from this town #poland #romania

jamieromer@...
 

Hi Jacob

My great grandfather was born in this town in 1876 - Naftali Gerstler. His parents were Marcus/Mordechai Gerstler and Rifka nee Altmann. His grandparents were Naftali & Blima Gerstler and Chaim Altmann. I don't yet know whether his grandparents also lived there.

I don't know if that connects anything.

Regards

Jamie Romer


Re: Hebrew Reformatory, Plainview NY Early 1900's #usa

Wendy Kalman
 

This intrigued me -- I've been looking for a Jewish orphanage on Long Island without any success (for my grandfather and his brother, around 1922 for a year or two), and someone had also mentioned Pleasantville to me at one point, but as a children's home, not a reformatiory.

Anyway, I googled the name of the one you provided and found a rare book dealer has a 1909 diary of a teacher from there on sale. for a lot of money. I took a quick look at the 8 pages he shows (of 26) and saw a name or two specified -- might be useful to look at for clues if Pleasantville and not Plainview is what the OP ultimately decides is what's needed. 

The link is https://www.betweenthecovers.com/pages/books/425414/author-unidentified/diary-woman-teacher-working-at-the-hawthorne-new-york-jewish-reform-school-for-boys

Wendy Kalman
wendybkalman@...
Acworth, GA

Mogilev Podolsky: BERG and TEPLITSKY
Kamenetz-Podolsky: TEPLITSKY, SIMON
Pogrebische, Ladyzhyn, and Odessa: KELMANSKY
Ladyzhyn and Odessa: MALKIS, COHEN
Berdynove: BURDA
Berdichev and Odessa: KRAPEL, GERSHBERG
Tulchin: POTTEL


Gittle ABRAMOWITZ- Novarodok to New Haven, Ct. 19th cent. #usa

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to confirm family lore of my great great grandmother's
immigration from Novarodok (eastern Europe)-New Haven, Ct.
(USA)-Jerusalem during the second half of the 19th cent.

The unconfirmed details are: Gittle ABRAMOWITZ left Novarodok with 4
children after the death of her husband, Yitzchak. She travelled to
New Haven, Ct. via Liverpool. She apparently met a British gentleman,
a widower by the name of LAZAROFF.

Her four children seem to be: David, Sarah, Meyer and Kalman. David
left New Haven to Boston to work in a dept. store and rose to
management. May have changed his name. In the mid 1930s , not a young
man, was a senior executive and had a winter home in Florida.

Sarah, in the mid 1930s, vacationed or lived in the Coney Island (NYC)
area. She and her husband, (no family name known) were members of a
yiddish speaking Bund group . They had a grandson Tom (family name
unknown) who was in college (mid 1930) in Boston.

Meyer, my great grandfather, was sent to Jerusalem with his younger
brother Kalman. Kalman seems to have missed his mother and returned
shortly to the USA while Meyer stayed in Jerusalem. He and his wife
both died during the pandemic during WW 1 in Jerusalem.

Most of Kalman's descendants remain It seemsed in the states.

I have contact with all of Meyer's children and some of Kalman's but
none with any of Sarah's or David's. It seems that someone back in
Novarodok was related to the HUREWITZ family of which one branch
settled in Petach Tikva and another in Hartford, Ct. . Their
emmigration took place during the latter part of the 19th cent.

If any ot the details above sound familiar to anyone, specifically
regrding David and Sarah, I would be very happy to hear from you.
Shabbat Shalom

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Andrew Zalewski to Retire from the Board of Gesher Galicia #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

After eight years of professional, highly dedicated and very productive service on the Board of Gesher Galicia, Andrew Zalewski has announced that he will be stepping down from the Board at the end of June 2022. We wish to place on record the numerous contributions Andrew has made over the past eight years, including in the fields of research, public education, and our quarterly journal, the Galitzianer.

Starting with the Galitzianer, Andrew transformed this from an occasional newsletter (with a rather mixed content in terms of quality, indifferent proofreading, and irregular appearances) into a respected journal of a high standard. The quality of the publication has been maintained under Jodi Benjamin's editorship, whom Andrew has also done much to support.

On public education, Andrew traveled frequently until the Covid pandemic began, talking to groups around the world on a variety of Galician topics, raising public awareness of Jewish Galician history and culture, as well as the standing of Gesher Galicia. Many new members came to Gesher Galicia as a result of these talks - from London to Los Angeles, Kraków to Melbourne, and Ottawa to Tel Aviv.

Andrew's meticulously planned executed research projects included, first, the Josephine and Franciscan Cadastral Surveys Project. This project, began in late 2015, sourced and indexed over 100 Galician property record files from the late 1780s and the 1820s, in many cases from towns for which there were few, if any, vital records, at least from the early period of Galicia. This was followed by the Medical Students project, producing genealogical information from sources Gesher Galicia not previously been involved in, including from universities in Prague, Pest (Budapest), Kraków, and Lemberg/Lwów/Lviv. After that, Andrew coordinated the Petitions project, examining lists of petitions from 1848, from residents of Galician towns to the Reichstag (the pan-Austrian parliament) in Vienna, lobbying for and against the proposal to divide the province. Most recently, Andrew led the project on Galician Jewish students in Vienna's trade and business universities in the first decades of the 20th century.

Gesher Galicia owes a huge debt of gratitude to Andrew. We encourage others to join us on the Board in thanking Andrew and wishing him much success in his future endeavours, including his plans for writing.


Board of Directors
Gesher Galicia
 
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Re: Eva and Hannah - equivalent? #names #poland

gbm1022@...
 

Thanks for your response.  The transcribed records are a mix of Hana and Hawa.  I think I probably have the right person.

Greg Marrinan

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