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Re: Berlin street addresses in 1930s #germany

Andreas Schwab
 

The historical Berlin directories are online here: https://digital.zlb.de/viewer/berliner-adressbuecher/
Telephone directories are not very useful because few people had a telephone line in the 30s. For Berlin, they are here: https://digital.zlb.de/viewer/cms/145/
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Andreas Schwab, Montreal, Canada


Re: US Census #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

Norwalk land records are online at https://www.norwalkct.org/163/Land-Records. It may be necessary to install some software that is compatible with the database. Instructions are provided. 

You may have to slog through a lot of similar streets and names until you find the right house, assuming it is still standing.  If you are near Norwalk, or if someone is willing to search in person for you, visit the Norwalk city hall, where you should be able to search by owner name, even past owners.  

For those who may not know, CT has no county governments and all land is incorporated, so land records are kept by individual towns and cities. Not every town puts their records online. 

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Berlin street addresses in 1930s #germany

Susan&David
 

City directories. Many are on line at Ancestry.com

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 6/17/2022 12:50 PM, csicher@... wrote:

I've found two ways of finding street addresses: the telephone directories and (in a couple of cases) the 1939 Minority Census. Can anyone suggest another means?
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Carol Sicherman
Oakland,CA
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Berlin street addresses in 1930s #germany

csicher@...
 

I've found two ways of finding street addresses: the telephone directories and (in a couple of cases) the 1939 Minority Census. Can anyone suggest another means?
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Carol Sicherman
Oakland,CA


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #holocaust #germany

csicher@...
 

Anita Desai's novel Baumgartner's Bombay concerns a situation like that of Dr. Seltzer and his family, a story that she learned from her German mother.
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Carol Sicherman
Oakland,CA


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #holocaust #germany

Ilan Ganot
 

Hello Diane, 
My uncle, Dr. Hermann Seltzer, his wife and their two small kids, were arrested and forced to stay in British internment camps in India along WW2.
Dr. Seltzer wrote some essays about it, available for online review at the Leo Baeck archives website.
Ilan Ganot 
ilang12350@... 


Re: US Census #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Alan,

Perhaps it is Sasqua Pond Rd?

Map shows that street is 2 blocks from Pequot Dr.

Could Pequot Drive be the name of the street rather than Pasqet Dr?

The USPS zip code finder shows this:

36 PEQUOT DR

NORWALK CT 06855

Here's a street view of Pequot Dr. in Norwalk.  You can use your mouse to "walk" along the streets and see the houses.  The house numbers can be seen on the mailboxes, and the street names are overlayed on the streets.

I don't see a number 36, but perhaps the street, or the other houses, will look familiar to you.
 


Re: US Census #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #holocaust #germany

Irv Salit
 

Many of the Jews who made it to the UK in WW2 were treated as enemy aliens. They often were incarcerated with Nazis. They were abused and refused citizenship even if they fought in the British forces. Some were sent to Australia under horrible circumstances. They suffered horribly and some were murdered. Read "X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II.".These were great heroes but were also mistreated.

Irv Salit
Toronto


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

A main character (and he is definitely a “character”) in “Hundreds of Episodes, Curiosities and Happenings” from the Yizkor book of Kurow, is Shmuel the shammes and grandfather of the author. A tipoff to Shmuel’s personality is that a section of the chapter dubs him the Motke Khabad of the town, referring to a Yiddish humorist and trickster from Vilnius whose jokes were legendary in the Jewish world.
His many talents as the synagogue’s shammes, or sexton, included being the life of the party when he was invited to a wedding as a friend or relative, and not in his official role. In one instance, he used his wiles to salvage a wedding party that appeared to be heading south because of the disdain that wealthy in-laws from Warsaw were showing the Jews of Korev. You can read the chapter for the backstory, but this was the result:
“It became cheerful, whisky was brought out, wine and many delicacies appeared, and two wagon-loads of wood were bought for the bes-medresh. Shmuel shammes started partying, he distributed copper frying pans, rolling pins, brooms, pokers, shovels and he became the conductor of this orchestra. Everyone danced and sang. The Warsaw visitors emptied their travel chests and half drunk sang: ay, ay, ay, korever, korever [oh, those residents of Korev!]”
Shmuel was also a champion of lonely orphaned women and he made it one of his missions to see that they got married.
Some notes: You’ll notice that the writer refers to the town as Korev, not Kurow. The Polish name is Kurow, but in Yiddish, it was officially known as Kurov, pronounced Korev or Koriv.
 
 

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Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


Re: Genealogy software for iPad #general

Brad Rubin
 

I'm a fan of Mobile Family Tree for the iPad.  It can be used by itself, or in conjunction with the companion Mac desktop software Mac Family Tree.  It is 50% off right now, and meets all the requirements on your list.  https://www.syniumsoftware.com/mobilefamilytree

-- Brad Rubin


Re: Town named Chernastra/Cherustra/Cherna in Russian Empire #russia #ukraine

Alene Lipshaw
 

I’m very interested in finding the answer. The only location for my pgg looks like Cherusse. And the only town with a name similar to that is near Moscow where there wasn’t a Jewish community and so wouldn’t have had a need for a kosher butcher. Let’s see if someone can help us!

Alene Franklin
Cambridge, MA
alene.lipshaw@...


Re: Genealogy software for iPad #general

fotolinda
 

I have been using Reunion by LeisterPro as it was made especially for Macs. I love that it syncs with my phone, iPad and computer. 


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Grodno and Sokolka: TIKOTZINSKI---> EPSTEIN
Minsk: SPUND
Makow: SAFIAN, SAFFIAN, WEINSTEIN
Ruzany: GROSSMAN


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #holocaust #germany

STEVENS
 

The story in my family was that my uncle (Erich Fritz Hein) was interned in the UK at first, but was then sent to Canada (specifically Prince Edward Island) for the duration.  I've never been able to confirm that there was actually a camp for German internees in PEI, although I know there were camps in Ontario and Quebec.  And I have lived my entire life in Canada.

My father (Georg Franz Hein), on the other hand, at the outbreak of hostilities (Sept 3/39) committed identity theft, taking the name of a dead London classmate (Peter Stevens), and enlisted in the Royal Air Force.  He would become the only German-Jewish bomber pilot in the RAF, flying 22 combat missions in 1941 before his plane was hit by flak over Berlin and he force-landed (out of fuel) in a farmer's field near Amsterdam.  So began 3 years and 8 months of captivity in his own country, without any protection whatsoever under the Geneva Convention.  Had the Nazis ever discovered his true identity, the consequences would have been unpleasantly fatal.  Dad went on to make 9 escape attempts as a POW, became Head of Contacts (i.e. scrounging) for the "X" Escape Organization in Stalag Luft 3 East Compound, and was one of only 69 members of the RAF to be awarded Britain's Military Cross for gallantry in the face of the enemy on the ground.  Mentioned in over 20 books, including the biography I wrote.

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Marc Stevens
Toronto


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #holocaust #germany

Jill Whitehead
 

My Brown (Brin) family of Edinburgh looked after the Hirsch children from Dessau (Gerhard and Madeline) who escaped on the Kindertransport from Berlin in 1939, where they had been at boarding school.

Many German Kindertransport children went to live at a farm school near Edinburgh called Whittinghame,  as outlined in "The Forgotten Kindertransportees, the Scottish Experience" by Frances Williams published in 2014 by Bloomsbury Books (I understand this was her Phd thesis). 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


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

David Ziants
 

The label of this "patronymic" field in this context should be "Full Hebrew/Yiddish Name including Patronymic".


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David Ziants

Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


Re: German Jews incarcerated in England/Scotland during WW2 #holocaust #germany

Lewis, Megan
 

Hi Jake,

A good place to start is Rachel Pistol's book Internment during the Second World War : a comparative study of Great Britain and the USA (2017.)  

The Association of Jewish Refugees' oral history project 'Refugee Voices' has an entire section of refugees who were interned: https://www.ajrrefugeevoices.org.uk/refugee-internment.

You can search the USHMM Collections Search catalog, https://collections.ushmm.org, for more materials about internment in the UK.

Megan Lewis, reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Re: Genealogy software for iPad #general

Mark Lucas
 

You might like to check out Family Tree 10. I've been using both the iPad and Mac versions for a while and found it OK. Its quite a comprehensive and powerful piece of software and I think it will do what you want, consequentially however there is usually quite a lot of information displayed on the iPad screen so you could find it a bit daunting and fiddly to start with. Hope this helps.

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Mark Lucas
UK


Re: Help with 1910 census #usa #records

Michele Lock
 

In my family tree, I have numerous instances in US censuses from the early 1900s, where the siblings of a wife were listed as boarders. It could appear at first that they are unrelated to either the husband or wife, if the maiden surname of the wife was unknown.

I've also occasionally seen where a cousin or brother-in-law is listed as a lodger or boarder. I have one instance in my tree where a widowed mother listed her three adult daughters as boarders.
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Re: Searching for grandfather #usa #records

Michele Lock
 

There is a Facebook group called 'Jewish DNA for Genetic Genealogy and Family Research', who can help with advice on how to proceed in learning about your biological grandfather. They have files on how to get started, and also on how to handle some of the more complex issues that come up in these situations.

It is through your close DNA matches that you will be able to zero in on who your grandfather might be, or at least zero in on the family in which he was a member. It is your close DNA matches who are 100% Ashkenazi Jewish who are relevant here. And since you tested on AncestryDNA, those close matches who have family trees are the most useful ones to you.

Good luck.
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus

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