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Re: Machelson Sonya cemetery #latvia #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Mark,

Here's your Dr. Feldman:
Name: Aaron Feldman MD
Residence Year: 1953
Street Address: 4841 Bway LO rrain 7-5262
Residence Place: New York, New York, USA
Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1953
On the 1940 census Aaron Feldman at 4841 Broadway.
age 47, born Russia, medical doctor in private practice.
Wife - Yonata, age 46, born Russia, social worker for charitable organization.
Daughter - Pauline, age 9, born NY
Servant - Ethel Lowenstein, age 52, born Russia

On the 1950 census at the same address is the same family, but Ethel Lowenstein is listed as sister-in-law to Aaron Feldman.

On the 1930 census Aaron Feldman gives his birthplace as Poland, and Yonata gives her birthplace as Estonia.

Have you seen Sonya's 1939 passenger manifest under the name Sona Machelsons?
She left behind her mother Estera Machelson, and was bound for her cousin Allan Horwitz in Hazelton, PA.

I also sent to your email address a 1955 newspaper article about Sonya that includes a photo.
 


Re: Searching for grandfather #usa #records

Feige Stern
 

Hi Madelyn,

Since there won't be a paper trail, your best bet is by trying to see what you can learn from your DNA.
It's too much to explain here, but I recommend joining some of the DNA groups on FB to further explain how to go about it.
You'll need to get your DNA into the other commercial databases.  If you already have your DNA done at ancestry, you can upload it to MyHeritage and Familytreedna.
Then you'll need to test at 23andme (they don't upload from another database).  
On each database you'll need to look for names that you can eliminate from the other side of your tree and see if there are any names in common.  Then you need to construct family trees going back to before your Grandfather to find the MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor).

Best of luck!
Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH


Re: Help with 1910 census #usa #records

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Jill,

I just did a look up and a person listed with the family as a servant on one census was listed on the following census as sister-in-law.

So, yes sometimes a servant could be a relative, as could a lodger or boarder. Also consider that they could be a relative or possibly someone from the same shtetl.  In some of the shtetls everyone was a relative due to decades upon decades of inter-marriage between families in the shtetl.

Of course, a servant, lodger or boarder could also have no familial relation, but it can't hurt to look them up.  Try to find them on later census, naturalization records, passenger manifests.
 


Re: Help with 1910 census #usa #records

beltond@...
 

The simple answer is yes, you should research Servants, boarders, Lodgers, roomers or however else a person might be designated on a census form in connection to a particular family.  The reason for this is based on the census instructions. This link provides the instructions. If you search on this page for "lodg" you'll find all references pertaining to this question.

It is good information for anyone using the census as a genealogical tool.

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/technical-documentation/questionnaires/1910/1910-instructions.html
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David Belton
Pennsylvania


Re: The Yiddish female name Yechil #yiddish #names #unitedkingdom

J.R. Silver
 

I agree that the way to resolve this completely would be to view the original record.
However, I believe a very simple explanation has been overlooked.
The  transcription gives the 'BRIDE'S PATRONYMIC ' as 'Yechil b. Shmuel' .
This means that 'Yechil b. Shmuel' was the BRIDE's FATHER's name. i.e. that the bride's father's name for religious purposes was Yechil, son of Shmuel.
The bride's father's secular/ English name is given as Samuel BRANDEL.  
There is no rule that someone's English name must be an exact translation of their Hebrew or Yiddish/religious name.It is perfectly plausible that Samuel Brandel was named after HIS father Shmuel. ( You would not give the same Hebrew name to a son as his living father, but to give the English name Samuel would not break this rule/custom)
Be that as it ,may, there is no need to invoke complex conjectures about Yechil as a female name. Yechil(Yiddish) or maybe Yechiel ( Heb) was not the name of the bride. It was the name of her father.
To resolve this  beyond question, you now need to get sight , if possible,  of the original marriage authorisation document. 

From Judith Silver, London UK  - silverjr1@...


Re: Seeking opinions on name in 1908 document #names

ab12cohen@...
 

Everyone assumes that this lady's original name was Nefs.
But it looks to me like the old way of writing a double ss, so the name should be Ness.

Alan Cohen


Russia's Duma Legislation Nullifies Lithuanian Sovereignty-Is Tabled #lithuania #russia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

On June 8, the Russian Duma floated a bill saying the USSR’s recognition of Lithuania’s sovereignty on September 7,1991 was null and void because it went against the Soviet constitution.  Fyodorov, a member of the ruling United Russia party,

said that under article 67.1 of the Russian constitution, the Russian Federation is the legal successor of the USSR on its territory. Therefore, in his view, this meant that the recognition of Lithuania's independence taken by the USSR State Council

was subject to cancellation. In an explanatory note on the bill, Fyodorov also said that "there was no referendum on secession" of Lithuania from the USSR and "no transitional period was established for consideration of all contentious issues."

 

The State Council of the USSR, chaired by its last president, Mikhail Gorbachev, eventually adopted Lithuania's independence decree on September 6, 1991, by which time the Baltic republic's new status had already been recognized by 50 countries.

 

"We are the successors of the USSR. We person the close to annul the decisions of the Soviet Union which are indispensable for America present and now," Yevgeny Fyodorov, the Russian MP who tabled the bill, told Russian regular Komsomolskaya

pravda astatine the time. "Just another day in the State Duma... United Russia MP Yevgeny Fyodorov has tabled a bill to revoke recognition of Lithuania's independence," tweeted Russia watcher Francis Scarr from BBC Monitoring.

 

“De-recognition would besides springiness Lithuania ineligible grounds for exiting NATO, Fyodorov added.

 

And for their part, Lithuanian defense curate Arvydas Anušauskas and Lithuanian MP Matas Maldeikis mocked Fyodorov's initiative.

 

Kyiv City Council had already revoked Moscow's instauration successful 1147 anyway, Anušauskas joked connected Twitter. If Russia de-recognized Lithuania, Vilnius would revoke the 1634 Treaty of Polyanovka and instrumentality

backmost lands from Russia, Maldeikis said.

 

The main extremity of the Russian inaugural was a propaganda onslaught to "publicly belittle" Lithuania by questioning it’s close to exist, Valentinas Beržiūnas, a prof astatine the Vilnius University Institute of International

Relations and Political Science, besides said.

 

For Grigory Amnuel, a Russian exile successful Poland who worked for 12 years successful the Duma, Fyodorov, the Russian MP, is simply a known provocateur.

 

Fyodorov expects the Duma to ballot connected his connection successful the autumn session.

 

But if it fell by the wayside, the Kremlin could easy lavation its hands of it, adjacent though helium hails from Russia's president Vladimir Putin's United Russia party.”

 

“Lithuania, a staunch protagonist of Ukraine, has already been taking occurrence from Russian accusation attacks and Fyodorov has said that if Estonia and Latvia "do not reconstruct their bully relations" with Russia,

past it ought to de-recognize them too.”

 

A spokesperson for the Lithuanian foreign ministry told Newsweek, "One should not be too surprised at such absurd statements," adding, "let's not make a mountain out of a molehill."

 

"Nevertheless, we have to understand the Russian regime with which the world is dealing. This is the way the regime functions, behaves, talks, tries to scare us and wages its war," the spokesperson said in a statement.

A week ago Newsweek reported about the proposed legislation.

 

Lithuania shares a border with Russia's enclave of Kaliningrad and along with its Baltic neighbors, has been the scene of alliance drills to prepare for any Russian aggression. Last month, Lithuanian citizens raised nearly

$5 million to purchase an advanced military drone for Ukraine.

 

To read the entire article see: https://eunews.bksfe.com/russia-s-law-to-uncreate-lithuania-laugh-or-cry-5537.html; and

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-moscow-lithuania-independence-soviet-union-yevgeny-fyodorov-1714138

 

Note: The English is not “great” but I copied what was included in EU News.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


New and Updated Databases on IGRA’s Website #israel

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new and updated databases on its website. There are now over 2,000,000 records available in our databases. With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.

A preview of the databases is available at

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/2022-05-igra-database-release

New Databases
Citizens – Palestine   1922-1939
777 listings
Israel State Archives

Kenya Detainees   1948
1,287 listings
Israel State Archives

Updated Databases
Notrim – Jewish Police Force British Mandate   1940-1948
5,897 listings
Israel State Archives

British Army   1945 913 listings
The National Archives (British)

Israel Defense Forces   1948-1949 2,778 listings
Israel State Archives

Immigrants in Communal Settlements  1948-1952    4,007 listings
Yad Yaari Archives

Before viewing and searching the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view/search the databases, go to the database tab on the website.

Please note, the IGRA databases are now searchable to all registrants. The search results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist due to requests of the specific archives.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


Re: Photographs from cemeteries in Queens, NY: Mt Carmel and Montefiore #photographs

A. E. Jordan
 

I offered Mt Carmel earlier today … check you messages from the digest.  I will do amontefiore but likely in a few weeks

Allan Jordan 


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To: main@...
Sent: Wed, Jun 15, 2022 8:45 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Photographs from cemeteries in Queens, NY: Mt Carmel and Montefiore #photographs

I am hoping someone would be willing and able to photograph my ancestors' headstones in two cemeteries in Queens New york:    Mount Carmel and  Montefiore.   Is anyone going out that way?  There is one headstone in Montefiore and 4 in Mount Carmel.  I would be happy to pay you for your time, gas, parking, etc.   Thanks and please contact me directly through the message board and I can send exact names and locations.  Thank you for considering!

TS Desser


Re: Seeking opinions on name in 1908 document #names

Ellen Caplan
 

That's wonderful that Johanna Becker was able to find the Latin handwritten marriage record. With this information, I would definitely agree that the name written on the document that Susan sent to the group is "ALTA." Alta is a rather common Yiddish name. It means "old one" (female form - a male is called Alter) and was often given to children when they were sick and adopted as their "new" name as a superstition, to "wish" them a long life, and to trick the Angel of Death to not be able to find the person by their "real" name. 
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Ellen Caplan
Ottawa, Canada
Researching: EISENBERG, NAGLER, GINIGER, KLINGER: Mielnica, Ustye Biscupie, & Zalescie, Galicia; BREGER, LIEBMAN: Gomel & area, Belarus; PARADISGARTEN, BESPROZVANIE/ SOLOMON: Tukums & Mitau, Latvia


Help with 1910 census #usa #records

jill gluck
 

Hi JewishGen,
 
Here is my questions I would like to post:
 
 
On the 1910 Census, my great grandmother, recently widowed, housed her 3 children, a servant, a boarder and a lodger. What is the difference between a boarder and a lodger? (Questions #1)
Were servants often relatives from the Old Country? Should I start researching the servants???
 
 
Thank you!
Jill Gluck
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

 
Researching: GLUCK, GELB, BURGER, LOWY, FRANKEL, UNGAR, FELDSTEIN, NOWAK, SCHLIVIK, YARZUMBAK, PISKOSH, BAUMGARTEN, POSNER.

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Jill Gluck
West Hollywood, CA

Searching for: GLUCK, NOWAK, FRANKEL, FELDSTEIN, PISKOSH,
SCHLIVIK, YARZUMBEK, UNGAR,


Translation requested from Russian #translation #poland

Relly coleman
 

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=VM98837

I was told that the record is for the marriage of Jozef Rachmiel Wasserstein in 1885 in Mszczonow.
Although #40 is marked, it is for a different person.  I wonder if  #41 or possibly #42 is the correct record.

Please respond to this email or via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Relly Coleman


The JGS of Pittsburgh Presents: The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project w/ Eric Lidji #usa #jgs-iajgs #events

Steve Jaron
 


Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh, The Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives, and the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle  on June 26th at 1:00pm (US Eastern) for our upcoming program with Eric Lidji, Director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives where he will be introducing researchers to the new website as well as review its basic features and functions, and offer tips and techniques for conducting research.


For more information and to register please visit https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/pgh-jewish-newspaper-project


This special program is being presented free of charge and a recording will be available on our YouTube channel after.


All regular programs are free for members of the JGS of Pittsburgh.

This virtual program will be presented via Zoom and recorded. 

For information on membership and future programs please visit our website at www.pghjgs.org

Steven Jaron

JGS of Pittsburgh President

 

 


Photographs from cemeteries in Queens, NY: Mt Carmel and Montefiore #photographs

tsdesser@...
 

I am hoping someone would be willing and able to photograph my ancestors' headstones in two cemeteries in Queens New york:    Mount Carmel and  Montefiore.   Is anyone going out that way?  There is one headstone in Montefiore and 4 in Mount Carmel.  I would be happy to pay you for your time, gas, parking, etc.   Thanks and please contact me directly through the message board and I can send exact names and locations.  Thank you for considering!

TS Desser


Re: Seeking opinions on name in 1908 document #names

@Susan_01
 

I can't thank all of you enough for your comments! I appreciate all of the suggestions from this wonderful community.

I do feel as though there was some purposeful misinformation provided by Oreta/Alberta. She may never have been previously married but had a child which would have been quite an ordeal for her in 1902.  I have seen census documents showing her as other nationalities and religions, but history tells me this was normal for many immigrants. 

Thank you again.

Susan Rabbitte
Calgary, AB


Today is the end of Internet Explorer Desktop Application #general #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Today, June 15, 2022, is the last day of Windows Internet Explorer (IE) support in Windows 10 as it is now being replaced by Edge. You'll still receive IE11 support if you're using Windows Server 2022 or an earlier OS release with a long-term service extension, but this marks the effective end of software updates for most people. Windows 11 doesn't include an IE desktop app.

 

The Edge browser's IE Mode will still receive support through 2029 or later, so you won't be stuck if you just need compatibility with the older web engine.

To read more including the history of Internet Explorer see:

https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-internet-explorer-11-support-end-date-164346366.html

To read more about the retirement see: https://apnews.com/article/internet-explorer-shutting-down-e45abf1df9d34c135e41a01cf7d96c25

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


ViewMate Translation Request - Hebrew to English #translation

Howard Kaufman
 

I've posted a letter in Hebrew for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98896

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

Thank you very much.

---Howard Kaufman


The June Issue of the Galitzianer #announcements #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

We are delighted to announce the release of the June 2022 issue of the Galitzianer, the quarterly research journal of Gesher Galicia. The June issue offers readers a host of fascinating articles of different genres and topics, from family sagas to literary analysis to the story of a chilling act of resistance by a child during the Holocaust. Here is a list of the articles in this issue:

·         Ten Years of the Map Room by Jay Osborn

·         Karl Emil Franzos: “European Culture and Asiatic Barbarism” by Larry Wolff

·         The Feminist Revivial of Tu B’Av by Naomi Seidman

·         The Saga of Beila Gast by Frank Wiener

·         I’m Not Even a Grown-Up by Anthony Rudolf

·         Life in Four Countries by Matthew J. Stein

·         President’s Page: A Place Called Rohatyn by Steven S. Turner

The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia. To join, visit our website at www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Members and nonmembers alike are invited to submit articles to the journal on Galicia-related themes. For details, please review our submissions policy at www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions and contact me at submissions@....


Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia
 
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Subj: ViewMate translation requests - Russian #translation

Esther
 

I've posted a few vital records in Russian for which I need translation. They are on ViewMate at the following links:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98839

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98865 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Esther Kleinman


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

Esther
 

I've posted a few vital records in Polish for which I need translation. They are on ViewMate at the following links:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98863

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98864

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM98866

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Esther Kleinman

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