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Re: Genealogy software for iPad #general

gbardige@...
 

Hi Barbara, join our Apple Users and Jewish Genealogy Facebook page.  Look for our Zoom meeting every 3rd Monday at 7:30 PM ET.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/jguat

We have over 100 members.

Gil Bardige
Columbus, Ohio, USA


Sofia, Bulgaria Tour Guide #sephardic

Judi Gyory Missel
 

 
A friend is looking for a guide in Bulgaria. The family trip has been researched and planned for several years. It is a once in a lifetime trip with her children and parents to search her father's roots. They had someone, but the guide had to bow out last minute due to an injury. The trip is scheduled for the end of June, so the need is urgent. Anyone have any contacts or solutions? She has already contacted the Sofia Chabad, but not gotten an answer. Please email me any ideas at chair@...
Thank you,
Judi Gyory Missel
 Arizona USA

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Re: Searching for grandfather #usa #records

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
 

Hi Madelyn,
In addition to the suggestions here, have you considered asking your mother to be tested also?  Your tree shows that she is living.
It may help you figure out your closest relatives in large databases if you have the closest relative to the mystery person tested.

Also, collect any family stories that your family will share.  I have worked with people whose siblings knew that they had another father but had never told them before the DNA test.
Please be kind!  Not everyone will be happy about old surprises.

Best of luck!
Peggy Mosinger Freedman


FW: Need Help with Hebrew Translation from a Gravestone, Please! #translation

Malka
 

 

Kristin,

Here lies or here is burried (2-letter abbreviation on top)

Zvi son of reb Moshe Mordechai

Passed 26 Cheshvan 5685 (or 5688)

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

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

 

 

 


Re: Need Help with Hebrew Translation from a Gravestone, Please! #translation

Kristine Ludwinski
 

I have gotten 3 prompt, wonderful and kind replies to my email address, so I have my information.  Thank you all so very much!  What a wonderful site this is, full of super helpful people!  God's blessings to you all!

Kristine Ludwinski


Re: Need Help with Hebrew Translation from a Gravestone, Please! #translation

rosibal
 

Hi Kristine. I edited the memorial with his Hebrew name. Tzvi son if Moshe Mordechai.

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto 


JGS Toronto. Free Virtual Meeting. BRICK WALLS AND BREAKTHROUGHS. Kenneth Golish, Ruth Chernia and Gerri C. Wednesday, 22 June 2022. 7:30 p.m. ET. #announcements #jgs-iajgs #events

Jerry Scherer
 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO

 

BRICK WALLS AND BREAKTHROUGHS


Featuring our JGS Toronto members,

Kenneth Golish, Ruth Chernia and Gerri C.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022. 7:30 p.m. ET.
 
Virtual meeting:  Join from home

JGS Toronto’s annual year-end programme and the highlight of the year for many, is entitled Brick Walls and Breakthroughs, where a few members are delighted to present their personal genealogical discoveries.


Kenneth Golish is a Director at JGS Toronto. Kenneth, a lawyer, Bathurst Manor raised, lives with his family in Windsor, Ontario.  He has been working on his family tree for over twenty years. Kenneth has recently resolved the history of “The Sisters Kirszenbaum”. A returned letter addressed to a Harvey Wolman, dated 1946, was not found until long after the death of Ken’s father. This bittersweet discovery of previous relatives unknown, led to family who were living in London, England.
 
Ruth Chernia, is the current VP, Membership Services at JGS Toronto and is Editor of Shem Tov.  She is a publishing consultant specializing in production editing.  Ruth’s area of expertise is in non-fiction.  “DNA to the Rescue”:  Ruth’s husband’s maternal history has been complicated by a murder, separations and immigration to Canada in 1913.  There are also no surviving records from their town. Ruth’s discovery of a 1920 Form 30A record provided the only clue for her husband’s grandmother’s family surname.  Recent DNA testing led to the discovery of new found cousins.
 
Gerri C., a journalist, author and retired university professor, has been working on her family tree since the 1970s. She presents “DNA, Archives and Not Giving Up”, three stories of recent successes, entitled: Ukraine: The Mysterious Mark; Ukraine: Bluma Who?, and Poland: Samuel and the family business. Gerri shares her strategies and tools used in the research of her ancestors’ journey to the USA.

To register for the 22 June virtual event , please go jgstoronto.ca/register. You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event on 22 June.

 

The presentation will be recorded. It will be available to JGS Toronto members in the “Members Only” section of the Society website a few days after the event. It will also be available to non-member registrants for one week after the event in the “Registration” location.

 

To our guests, consider joining our membership for only $40.00 per year by Clicking Here or consider a donation by Clicking Here to assist us in continuing our mission providing a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)

 

 

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Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

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1879 Borisov Cheder List #belarus

superimmune@...
 

I was very excited to find my great grandfather listed as one of the teachers on the 1879 Borisov Cheder list here on JewishGen, under the name Leiba Siniavsky (and the names of his students and his father are listed as well).  This is the only document I have been able to find for my great grandfather, prior to his arrival in Baltimore, from Borisov, in 1895.  I'm fascinated that this was found, and would like to learn, perhaps from the person who found and/or posted this document to JewishGen, whether it might be possible to find other records for my ancestors who lived in Borisov.  According to the 1900 Census, where my great grandparents are listed as Louis and Sarah Cohen, they were married around 1870, and had 9 children, only 6 of whom were still living in 1900.  I know who all of the 6 surviving children were, and that all were born in Russia, and immigrated to the U.S., however, I have not been able to find a marriage record, or a record of any of the births.  Based on information provided in death certificates (of their children), I know that my great grandparents were born in Borisov, Russia, although, it seems that prior to Borisov, the family apparently had lived in Sieniawa, hence the adoption of the name Siniavsky (or alternatively, Seniawsky, as it was spelled by U.S. immigration) upon relocation to Borisov.  

The name of the person who posted the Cheder List to JewishGen is Eliyahu Tavger, and I am wondering if there is a way to contact him.   I see that he has also posted in a newsletter here, about a trip he took to Belarus, including Borisov, back in 1999.  In the article he writes about the extensive research that was done in historical archives to try to locate documents for his family, and it seems that the Cheder list that was posted must have been one of the documents that were unearthed as part of that process.  One of my cousins has expressed interest in making a future trip to Belarus himself, and so I feel that it would be very beneficial for us to be in contact with Eliyahu Tavger, if that would be possible.

Claudia Bullock


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

Michael Hoffman
 

A good place to look for WWII German Jewish Refugees is on the website of
the Kitchener Camp, Richborough Transit Camp, Sandwich, Kent at  https://kitchenercamp.co.uk/ 
I used this website to find information for a friend who lives in Sydney, Australia.

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK


Re: Was my grandmother a bigamist? #general #usa

A. E. Jordan
 

Search for/get the marriage license record from the NYC Muni Archives. The license unlike the record from the health department asks for the details of the divorce, ie the where and when. Since she was admitting to having been married before (some said first no matter what) the clerk would have require proof of the divorce to issue the license. If you get lucky there is even a copy of the decree attached to the license.

Allan Jordan


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From: Ellen Gottfried <ellen@...>

My grandmother, Lillie LIFSHITZ, married Murray FITZER in 1923 in New York County, New York.  ... Divorce records are private for 100 years, but  there are index cards in  the archives of New York County for plaintiffs and defendants, and there is no record for Murray FITZER v Lillie FITZER, (and no records under LIFSHITZ).  There are no records in any of the other boroughs of New York City.  I wrote to the county in Nevada where Reno is located because I know some New Yorkers went there, but they do not have any records either.  Is it possible my grandmother only had a Jewish divorce, and was still able to remarry? 


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

Evelyn and Christopher Wilcock
 

The UK Government kept a card index for Enemy Aliens in 1939-1940. You can search and read these cards free of charge on the computers at the National Archive in Kew but they are also available on line through the subscription service Find My Past.

You will need to subscribe to Find My Past to read some UK government records, just as one has to subscribe to ancestry.com to see many of the USA government records.

Many of the Enemy Alien cards  show the date of detention  and of eventual release or deportation.

Anyone resident in UK in September 1939 is likely also to be listed on the 1939 Register. Bear in mind when searching on line data bases that some German Jews might be listed on the Gwermany Nazi census of May 1939, and again on the UK September 1939 Register,  if, in the interim, they had  emigrated to UK.
Evelyn Wilcock
London


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

Aline Petzold
 

Could it be Chernovitsi Romania, now part of Ukraine? I have aunts and uncles who were born there- From the web:
"Chernivtsi is a city in Southwestern Ukraine. It is situated on the upper course of the Prut River, and is the administrative center of Chernivtsi Oblast, which includes the Ukrainian part of Bukovina." and also"After being designated the capital of the new Habsburg crown province of Bucovina in 1849, Czernowitz enjoyed several decades of development, a process stimulated by the economic and political emancipation of Jews, which was completed after 1867."
Good luck.
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN


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

J.R. Silver
 

Binyamin, I stand corrected. Thank you. 
It is my explanation which is the convoluted one - and clearly not correct in view of way the groom's patronymic is recorded.
As you say, the solution is to inspect the original document.
I have sent for UK marriage authorisations and have to the best of my recollection received a scan of the original document together with the transcript.

Judith Silver
London, UK 


Was my grandmother a bigamist? #general #usa

Ellen Gottfried
 

My grandmother, Lillie LIFSHITZ, married Murray FITZER in 1923 in New York County, New York.  They were both living in New York County prior to the marriage.  In 1928 she married my grandfather, Abe SOLOMON.  The marriage certificate said her first marriage ended in divorce.  Between 1923 and 1928 my grandmother lived in New York County, New York. Divorce records are private for 100 years, but  there are index cards in  the archives of New York County for plaintiffs and defendants, and there is no record for Murray FITZER v Lillie FITZER, (and no records under LIFSHITZ).  There are no records in any of the other boroughs of New York City.  I wrote to the county in Nevada where Reno is located because I know some New Yorkers went there, but they do not have any records either.  Is it possible my grandmother only had a Jewish divorce, and was still able to remarry? 

Ellen GOTTFRIED, Plainview, New York


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

Eva Lawrence
 

My father was interned in the Isle of Man in 1940, as were almost all German and Italian men of military age, after a German U-boat had sunk a British ship with an enormous loss of life, and public opinion hardened. He was only released after my mother had obtained a visa for emigration to a South American country.  We didn't take it up, and he found work instead, since conscription left vacancies which people like him could fill. . Many German refugees found such niches and made a success of their lives - see Dr Anna Nyburg's recent book 'The clothes on our backs' about refugees' innovations in the clothing industry

Eva Lawrence

St Albans,UK.

 
 

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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: How to correct error in JGOWBR? #records

beltond@...
 

Have you read the FAQ page on JewishGen for the JOWBR? I would suggest always going to the source for the information on how the database is structured and how to submit changes.
-- 
David Belton
Pennsylvania


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

Alan Cohen
 

It was not all 'doom and gloom'. Read https://www.bnaibrith.org/past-magazine-articles/imprisoned-on-the-isle-of-man-jewish-refugees-classified-as-enemy-aliens for a more enlightened account. 
The 'university' in Hutchinson camp enabled many people to learn a new profession.
 
Alan Cohen

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Genealogy software for iPad #general

Patrick Atlas
 

Have you tried the Apps for iPad from Ancestry and MyHeritage? You are directly connected to your trees online. Useful for sharing trees, updates, searches for hints, but I don’t know about capacities of exporting and printing.
Patrick Atlas


Need Help with Hebrew Translation from a Gravestone, Please! #translation

Kristine Ludwinski
 

Hello!  I would be so very appreciative if anyone who can read Hebrew would please provide a translation for the wording at the top of the gravestone shown at this link (I have tried a couple of translation services online that have given me varying results).  Thanks so much in advance for your help!

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/220309787/harris-fox#

Blessings to all,
Kristine Ludwinski
Fairview, Texas


Cukierman family, emigrating in 1951 #poland #usa

csicher@...
 

Perhaps someone on the list can suggest ways of tracing further the family of Wolf Cukierman, born ca. 1926, most likely in Wolbrum, Poland. The Joint archives record the arrival in New York  on 26 Feb. 1951 of Wolf and three other family members: Mania (b. 1925), Dora (b. 1947), and Ester (b. 1949).Their emigration location is given as Landsberg Kaserne Bl. 4/58; their destination was 128 Boylston, Malden, Massachusetts. (Two siblings of a diffeerent Wolf Cukierman (1920-42) emigrated to the United States: David, 1830-84, died in Texas; Szmul, his wife Fajga (20.9.19) and son Anszen (27.5.46) emigrated to Canada in July 1951.) I've searched the major genealogical sites as well as Jewish Records Indexing-Poland and JewishGen.
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Carol Sicherman
Oakland,CA
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