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Re: Social Security Cards (SS-5) #general

Dan Nussbaum
 

How do I access the Social Security Death Index or order an SS-5/

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
xey, xem, xeir
yekkey@...
 
Tone can be misinterpreted in email. Please read my words with warmth, kindness, and good intentions.

Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere


Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna

David Ellis
 

The amount of cM one shares with another person having a given relationship can vary widely, mostly because recombination can scramble DNA segments every generation.  I have a 3C sharing an unusually high 223 cM while my other 3Cs share between 145 cM and 10 cM.  Also on the high side are a 3C1R with 148 cM, a half 4C with 113 cM, and a 6C1R with 115 cM.  On the low side, I have a 1C1R sharing only 172 cM, while my other 1C1Rs share between 520 cM and 408 cM.  Sometimes we see matches on the fringes of the bell curve that look wrong but aren't.


David Ellis
Natick, MA
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Re: Help with Hebrew Translation on Gravestone please #translation

shimonsporn
 

(A two letter abbreviation for ) Here is buried or here rests

(A one letter abbreviation for a mother or  Mrs.) Chava daughter of Reb Moshe

Passed the 2nd day of the Jewish Month of Tevet, in the year 5726 (since the creation of the world)

(A five letter abbreviation of a quote from the Prophets Samuel / Shmuel A, 25: 29, that is traditionally engraved on Jewish tombstones)

An observation: Being as the Gregorian Date of Death was Dec 24, 1965, but the Jewish date of death was the 2nd day of Tevet, 5726, it is clear that she died some time Friday evening between after sunset and midnight, which was on the Shabbos. The 2nd day of Tevet is the 7th day of Chanukah. What should have been a happy evening for the family being Shabbos & Chanukah became a sad one. 

The deceased must have been a very special woman, being as she merited passing away on Shabbos. According to our tradition the Gates of Gehenom-hell are closed on Shabbos thus anyone who dies, their souls enter directly into Gan Eden. When that happens we generally wait until after the Shabbos ends Saturday night after dark to bury the deceased. Burials are not done on Shabbos. According to biblical tradition, Joseph, Moses and King David all died on the Shabbos.

Shimon Sporn of Beit Shemesh, Israel

Researcher # 57380

Perl, Margolies, Itzkowitz, Lehrer families from Kisvarda, Fenyeslitke, Ustilug,

Leher- Rozenberg families of Hrubieszów Galicia Edmondton, London

Sporn families of Marosorozfalu, Rusii Munti, Saszreghin, Kajla, Besztercze-Naszod

Abraham & Stuhlman families from Pecsetszeg & Kozarvar


Re: Berlin street addresses in 1930s #germany

C.W. Kirschbaum
 

I find the "histomap" website of the Berlin State Archive quite helpful. It allows you to check old street addresses from, let's say the 1930s, against a present-day map of Berlin. You can superimpose historical maps on recent ones and thus verify if, how and when street names and house numbers changed over the past 100+ years.
http://histomapberlin.de/histomap/en/index.html

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Claudia Witte-Kirschbaum
Switzerland
clwitte@...
KIRSCHBAUM (Parysow, Rozan, Lodz, Nizhniy Novgorod); BORNSTEIN (Parysow, Rozan, Lodz); DUMTSCHIN (Mogilev, Nizhniy Novgorod)
LANDAU (Brzesko); FRISCH, EINHORN (Bochnia), STRUMPFNER (Krakow)


Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust

tzipporah batami
 

CAPS AND BOLD ARE ACCOMODATION. YIVO AND ITS SISTER ORGANIZATION AND LIBRARY, CENTER FOR JEWISH EDUCATION OR CJE HAVE DIGITAL LISTS FOR ALL DP CAMPS. WHEN YOU ASK FOR YOURS, CAN YOU ALSO KINDLY ASK FOR A CENTRAL LINK TO POST HERE FOR MANY OF US? THEY ALSO HAVE MANY PHOTOS TAKEN IN THE DP CAMPS.

FEIGIE TEICHMAN


Re: Can anyone recognize this uniform? #general

NTalbot
 

Here is a photo of my cousin's unit ---WWI, Austro-Hungarian Army--they are wearing same uniforms.
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NTalbot
Brooklyn, NY
ninaitalbot@...

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)


Re: Help with Hebrew Translation on Gravestone please #translation

Malka
 

Hello,

Here lies or here is burried (the two letter abbreviation on each side of the star of David on top)

Chava daughter of reb Moshe

Passed 2 Tevet 5726

May her soul be gathered in eternal lie (last Hebrew line – an abbreviation)

Shalom

Malka Chosnek


Visiting Ukraine #galicia #ukraine

robinson@...
 

We are seriously considering a trip to Ukraine to see the places where my grandparents lived. Yes, this is crazy, but I'm 75 and this war could last a long time. Kolomea, and Sokyriani are a long way from the front. I'm interested in your suggestions and information. Will we be a burden in a place with many hardships? Will there be places to stay, given the internal displacement? Can you recommend a guide? What can we take them that would be helpful? Where is the best place to fly into? Thank you --

Sherry Robinson, Albuquerque NM


Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust

Steve Stein
 

You may want to start your search at http://www.dpcamps.org/, which may lead you to where you may find records.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Re: Death record translation request #translation

Frank Szmulowicz
 

Czortkow, August 5, 1897 ,L62 Skrzywan
Death 12 noon, August 2, 1897, Czortkow, 295
Funeral August 1897, Czortkow
Mojzesz Fellner, (prywalny?), son of Jakub and Chaia Fellner, stallkeepers in Konstantyn in Russia
Czortkow 295
Male, age 74
Marital status, the middle rubrique
Cause of death: stomach concer
Frank Szmulowicz


Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna

Eva Lawrence
 

Endogamy was always common in past ages, simply  because of the difficulties of travel and communication before the industrial revolution. Even in better-off circles, people often  preferred to marry to 'keep the money within the family'.or within the same caste   European royal families, too, historically married each other. Science had not spelled out any medical dangers,  and in any case, the pool of available spouses one could meet was likely to be small.    It sounds brutal, but with unavoidably large families,  any poor combination of DNA, just fell by the wayside.

Eva Lawrence,

St Albans, UK.


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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Deborah

You didn't mention if your relative was in a DP Camp in Germany or in Austria or in Romania.
The records for the DP-Camps in Germany ar held by the Arolsen Archives. I'm not sure if they also have records from Austria.
As far as I know there are not all records online they have in their Archives and not all online records are already indexed.
So if you don't find some records about the people you are looking for on their Online Archives, you can write to them.

Hi Nicola

Are the papers from the DP Camp Nonnenhof you mention from the Arolsen Archives Online?
I found out that there was a DP Camp Nonnenhof in Sigmaringen, this was in the French occupied zone.
Sigmaringen is situated in South Württemberg, Heidelberg is situated in North Baden.

For records of the DP Camp Nonnenhof in Sigmaringen see here:
https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/03010102/place/view/1057003

Regards
Corinne Iten
Switzerland


Re: Social Security Cards (SS-5) #general

Bonnie Birns
 

Amy,

I just did this for my great-grandfather (filed 1936) and his brother (filed 1952) at https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/request.

I gave their known SSN and DOB, the DOD was not necessary as they would be over 120. I  paid the $21 each and received a photocopy of the original application in a few days.

It provided me with the maiden name of their mother - POZARNY - which is what I was looking for. The brother's application even had a spot for "Full Name Given at Birth" which was another good piece of documentation! (As well as their addresses and places of employment - and signatures!)

--
Bonnie Birns
Past President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766

researching: BECHMANN, BIRN, BIRNS, EICHBERG, HOECHSTER, MAYER, THORMAN, TUCHLER, TUCKLER - Bavaria, Ger;
BARER, BERNSTEIN, BURNSTON, GELLER, WACHS - Podkamen, Ukr; ARONOWSKY, TANDETNIK, TANDEJTNIK - Bialystok, Pol;
GOLDBERG, POZARNY - Chudniv, Ukr;
TANNENHOLZ - Augustow, Pol; SIEGEL, Karklanai and Krazizi, Lith; SHNIPER - Gorodok, Belarus;
MELLER - Satoraljaujhely, Hungary


Re: HOW CAN I FIND PHOTOS OF COUPLE WHO HELPED MY MOM IN MOUNTAINS? #slovakia #records #holocaust

Diane Jacobs
 

Try the Yad Vashem database because it includes people who were both murdered and who survived and you can search by town.

Duane Jacobs
Somerset NJ


On Jun 19, 2022, at 10:37 PM, tzipporah batami <tzipporahbatami@...> wrote:



 

 

BOLD AND CAPS ARE ACCOMODATIONS. MY MOM WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PICTURE OF THE COUPLE WHO LED THEM FROM THE CAMPS TO THE MOUNTAINS TO SAFETY BUT WE REALIZE PERISHED IN THE MOUNTAINS WHEN THEY SEPARATED. THEY ARE FROM SLOVAKIA AND MY MOM DOESNT EVEN REMEMBER THE WIFE AND WE WANT TO ARRANGE KADDISH ASSUMING THEY BOTH PERISHED TOGETHER. WHERE WOULD I START? I DONT KNOW WHERE THEY WERE BORN BUT THEY LIVED IN MICHALOVCE DURING WARTIME BEFORE NOVAKY CAMP. THANK YOU. NB THEY ARE NOT IN YIZKOR BOOK BUT WE WILL ADD THEM.

FEIGIE TEICHMAN

 


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust

Ilan Ganot
 

a. Try searching the Arolsen Archives for your grandmother's sister name:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/search-online-archive/
b. Try searching the Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony (PoT) database for her name as a testimony submitter (use the Advanced Search tool):
https://yvng.yadvashem.org/advanced-search.html?language=en 

Ilan Ganot
Holon, Israel
MMWS co-webmaster
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html


Help finding relatives information Batya /Betty Ruch #usa

Walla Walla
 

I will ask for your help in finding details about Batya[Betty] Ruch
 
 
I know my grandfather had at least five other brothers but with some of them the connection was probably lost during World War II according to my calculation Batya Betty Roch is the wife of my father's cousin and I'm not sure she had any descendants
Years ago I tried to find out I was told her husband was called Henry and he was not from New Jersey
Thank you for finding more details about Batya  /Betty Ruch
Thanks in advance
Ruch Pinchas
Israel


Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna

Jill Whitehead
 

In my experience, most people given on DNA websites as close cousins such as 2nd to 3rd cousins are nowhere near this and are more likely to be 4th cousins or above. Endogamy is certainly one of the reasons, and I have a lot of first cousin marriages  on one side of my family going back in time. But natural randomness is another. 

However, where you have known cousins (rather than those on DNA sites whom you do not know)  you can get some odd results - I have some double second cousins to whom I am related to on two sides of my mother's ancestry, but they are shown on websites as further away in time. And you can get different results for those who are (real) second cousins to you, but are first cousins to each other  - in a couple of cases they are given on DNA sites as 2nd but also 3rd or even 4th cousins to me, and similarly to each other even thought they are real first cousins. 

A further factor will be the amount of non Jewish ancestry there may be, which may affect the results  and also those born "out of wedlock".  I have someone who is consistently given as my 2nd cousin, but I cannot link her to anyone, not helped by her non paternity in no less than three generations, and none of the geographical locations match either. Her ancestors were in different places to mine, at different times. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust

Rose Feldman
 

The JOINT has at least one collection of cards dealing with displaced person after WWII.  IGRA will be releasing a list from the JOINT in our collections in the next few montsh.
--
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Help with Hebrew Translation on Gravestone please #translation

deb.cope@...
 

Hello,
I'm still finding my way around this wonderful site and this is my first posting. I have tried to translate this gravestone myself using a number of online tools, but unfortunately, I haven't been successful!  Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Deborah Cope



Rabbi Jacob OBERMEYER(1845-1938) Married in Baghdad With Miss FATTAL #germany #sephardic #usa

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,

A well known Rabbi and Scholar from Germany Jacob Obermeyer (1845-1938) arrived as a young man

in 1869 to Baghdad to teach French at the Alliance Israelite Universelle school there. A few years

 later he got into a religious dispute with a prominent Rabbi  (Haben Ish Hai)following which he

 was boycotted by the community. The family lore has it that during his stay there until 1879 he got

married to a woman from the FATTAL family and may had children with her. They returned to

Germany where they either divorced or separated and she left apparently to America. A few years

later he got married and had children as can be reflected on Geni.com . No mention of his first

marriage. Does it ring a bell???

Thanks

Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem

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