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Re: New Jewish DNA From 14th Century Erfurt #sephardic #dna #germany

Alex Fuchs
 

Val, yes, https://borlandgenetics.tools/ has the best DNA reconstruction framework.

Also, check GEDmatch's Lazarus tool

--
Alex Fuchs


Tracking Down a File in the US State Department #usa

DBarany
 

Haverim,
 
I found this reference on the JewishGen website. It is either for my great grandmother or great aunt (they both had the same name.)
 
I am not sure how to request the documents.
 

Jewish Names in Selected US State Department Files (RG59), 1910-1929

 

.

 
Name City Country Box # File and Document
KULMAN, Fannie New Haven, CT  USA  4305  360p.60p/2 
 
Would these be held in the Boston Archive or the Washington DC archive ?
Is there a way to find out of these are digitized or on microfiche?
 
Thank you for sharing your knowledge,
Deborah Barany
--
Deborah Barany, Ph.D.
Barany Educational Consulting, LLC
503-314-0728
 
Member: IECA, NACAC, LDA

--
Deborah Barany
deborahbarany@...


WENDUM, Kraków #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The June 22, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice announcing that the Regional Court for Central Kraków [Sąd Rejonowy dla Krakowa-Śródmieścia), Sixth Civil Division, is seeking to establish the legal heirs to the late

 

Samuel WENDUM, son of Abraham Lipe & Cyrel Leia, born April 12, 1897 and last residing in Kraków, who died May 10, 1946.

 

To date, the Court has been contacted on this matter by

 

Michel HAMMEL and

Felice HAMMEL.

 

Anyone else with a claim to the bequest of the late Samuel WENDUM is asked to contact the Court directly within three months of the publication of the notice.  Those contacting the Court should make reference to Docket No. VI Ns 433/20/S.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>


ABEND, Kraków-Podgórze #poland

Yale Reisner
 

ב"ה

 

Dear JewishGenners:

 

The June 21, 2022 edition of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza carried a legal notice from the Regional Court of Kraków-Podgórze, Twelfth Civil Division, announcing that the Court is preparing to decide on the inheritance of the late

 

Wiktor Hersch ABEND, son of Izaak & Mindel (née Pomeranz) ABEND,

 

who passed away in Haifa, Israel on May 9, 1966.

 

The Court thus far acknowledges the following as parties to the case:

 

Zeev SILES

Boaz SILES

Sarit SILES-GOLDSCHMIDT

Tali STEINBACH-EISENBERG

Galia STEINBACH

Shirley STEINBACH

Danit STEINBACH

Shmuel WEILER

Irena NEUMARK

Tamara MILSTEIN

Morry STEINBACH

Gila STEINBACH

Offer STEINBACH and

Rafi (Rafael) STEINBACH.

 

The Court asks that anyone else claiming to be an heir to Mr. ABEND contact the Court directly within three months of the appearance of the notice.  In contacting the Court, reference should me made to Docket No. XII Ns 185/21.

 

Best wishes,

 

Yale J. Reisner

Warsaw, Poland

JGFF #913980

<yalereisner@...>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tail of two cities: The Hackers from Tomaszow Lubelski and the Wagners from Laszczow Lubelski #poland

angel kosfiszer
 

Would like to get in touch with researchers of Laszczow and/or Tomaszow regarding the Haker and Wagner families. Jewishgen shows very distinctively many members of the Wagners in Laszczow and very few Hakers, while there were many Hackers in Tomaszow and very few Wagners. The families intermarried many times and as an example at least 3 Haker women married 3 Wagner men and they lived in Laszczow in the 1930s.
--

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Re: Can anyone recognize this uniform? #general

Helen Gottesman
 

Go to uniformology.com they have the expertise

 

--

Helen Gottesman

Boca Raton, Florida

Searching Schwarz Roding Germany
Dobrin,Davidsohn,Segall. Lublinski in Bukofzer Tuchel/Tuchola  Poland/West Prussia
Greenhut/Grunhut Germany, Bohemia/Czechlovakia
Bukofzer, Zempelburg, West prussia/Poland


Re: Suggestions for tracing Hungarian Shoah survivors? #hungary #holocaust

Peter Cherna
 

Arolsen Archives has what looks like matching records:
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/person/67348748?s=ilona%20weisz&t=222908&p=1
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/person/67348747?s=ilona%20weisz&t=222908&p=1

Ilona Herschkowits born Weiss, Ponyola August 30 1930. Married with a family unit of 3 (i.e. one child). Entered Austria in 1949 then to Israel.

https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/person/67690010?s=iren%20weisz&t=222908&p=1
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/person/67690011?s=iren%20weisz&t=222908&p=1
Irene Klein born Weiss, Panyola December 2 1928, Married with a family unit of 3. Entered Austria May 1949 thence to Israel August 1949.

I strongly recommend reaching out to the Arolsen archives. They have skilled researchers. They might for example find a Herschkowits whose card serial number is adjacent, which in turn would give you the husband's first name and birth date. Or they may be able to dig deeper into archives that are not searchable yet.

Good luck!

--
Peter Cherna, Exton PA (peter@...)
Researching CSERNA (Budapest, Székesfehérvár), GRUNFELD (Székesfehérvár), BRAUN, REINER (Budapest, Nyíregyháza, Máriapócs), EHRENFELD (Pozsony, Balassagyarmat) BRACK (Ipolykeszi)


Re: Suggestions for tracing Hungarian Shoah survivors? #hungary #holocaust

DBarany
 

Hi Wendy,

I just found a great aunt after a year of searching.  I could not find anything at Yad VShem, US Holocaust Museum, Jewish Gen, etc., etc., etc.
My lucky break happened last week.
I submitted a records search request at the Arolsen archives.
I couldn't answer everything they asked for but I gave them every bit of information I had which was not much. 
I now have 50 pages of documentation including her testimony taken after she moved to Israel in 1948.


Here is the link to the general website:

https://arolsen-archives.org/en/

General Search link
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/

INQUIRY SUBMISSION LINK:

https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/inquiries/submit-inquiry/

 

Best of luck in your search, 

Deborah Barany


Announcing the publication of "The Will to Tell" #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Rosin
 

JewishGen Press is proud to announce our 146th title: "The Will to Tell".
 
The book was written by Yitzhak Weizman.
 
Details:
Translator: Dikla Yeffet-Weizman
Editor: Leon Zamosc
Cover Design: Jan R. Fine
6.14” x 9.21” hard cover, 150 pages

 

Yitzhak Weizman opens the book with a forceful argument about the value of Holocaust testimonies and memoirs for the education of new generations of Jews and Gentiles in Israel and elsewhere. After describing his Jewish roots and family life in Gombin, a town in central Poland, he offers vivid details about the plight of the Jewish community in the Gombin ghetto until his deportation to the forced labor camp in Konin. He then goes on to provide a sober, realistic account of his experiences, feelings and thoughts as he was transferred to other concentration and forced labor camps including Andrzejow, Jedrzejow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Stutthof, Hailfingen, Dautmergen and Dachau.

Through his reflections on the horrors of the camps, Yitzhak Weizman conveys a sense of the profound significance of survival as an act of resistance. For contemporary readers, another aspect of the value of his testimony lies in the detailed description of conditions after the war, including the underground effort to bring survivors to Mandatory Palestine and the struggles of the new immigrants to reconstruct their lives in Israel.

For more details and where to order, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_WillToTell.html

Susan Rosin

JG Press Publications Manager


Re: Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Study of Jewish Los Angeles #announcements #general #usa

SANDI ROOT
 

To add a “little nothing” to the data you build:  My parents wanted me to learn some Hebrew, but the temples required fees/membership, etc, which they could not afford.  At some point they heard of a neighborhood market, on La Brea, between Pico & Olympic, that used their upstairs office space as an informal Saturday School where parents of little ones, like me, could find an inexpensive way for their children to learn what they had learned when they were young.  It was very sweet; very thoughtful; very unselfish, and I have never forgotten. 

Sandi (Blumenthal) Root


Re: Suggestions for tracing Hungarian Shoah survivors? #hungary #holocaust

John Kovacs
 

Dear Wendy, 
here are some comments that may or may not be helpful to your letter.  You probably know that Panyola is a village in Szabolcs Szatmar -Bergen County with a population of 606 in 2015 per Microsoft Bing. and since Ilona and Iren in 1944 were relatively young and were able to work, but the parents may have not been to at the time that's the reason you don't find them together.  
It's possible that after the war they went back to their hometown.  If they did go back to their hometown, then a synagogue may have kept records of people who returned say in a large city like Nyiregyhaza. I mention this because in the city of Miskolc, that is not too far from Nyiregyhaza, did kept such records. Maybe these remarks could help you.  Wish you the best. 
John J. Kovacs


Major new Zambrów, Lomza area, Poland records extraction project started #poland #records

steven@...
 

Long-time Zambrów and area researchers will be pleased to learn that Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (jri-poland.org) as undertaken a huge new “Phase 3” project to fully extract all surviving Zambrów birth, marriage and death records from 1826 to 1912 in the Łomża branch of the Polish State Archives. In addition, we created indices (with fathers’ names) for the surviving 1914 and 1922 to 1935 records. Several years of Alegata records are also included.

 

(Alegata - also known as Marriage Supplements or Annexes - are a group of documents that form a more detailed record of the betrothal than the marriage record.  Alegata files include the marriage banns posted in the synagogue for 3 consecutive weeks. Other documents may be birth protocols (extracts of original registrations or sworn statements) for the bride and groom, divorce or army records. There is often additional valuable information in Alegata files that does not appear in the marriage record.)

 

The 1826 to 1839 records are actually from nearby Sniadowo where Jews registered their life-cycle events in those years.

 

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full description of the Phase 3 project and explain how you will be able to obtain these extracts as well as digital images of your family records up to 1912, before they go online.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Top town surnames in alphabetical order:

 

ACHRAMOWICZ
APELBAUM
BAŻANT
BERMAN
BLUMROZEN
BLUMSZTEJN
BORKOWSKA
BRZOZA
BURAKIEWICZ
BURSZTYN
CEDEK
CHOROSZCZ
CUKROWICZ
CYBULA
CYMES
CYNOWICZ
CYWAN
DEMBCZYK
DOMB
DZIĘCIOŁ
DZIENCIOL
EPSZTEJN
FALEDER
FINKIELSZTEJN
FLEJSZER
FRYDMAN
GIWNER
GOŁĄBEK
GOLDBERG
GOLDMAN
GORCZAK
GRANICA
GRINBERG
GRUDZIEŃ
JABŁONKA
JAGODA
JAKUBOWICZ
JAKUŁA
JEDWABNIK
JELEŃ
KALINA
KAPŁAN
KARLIŃSKI
KOCIAK
KOHN
KON
KOZIOŁ
KRONENBERG
KRYMKIEWICZ
KUKAWKA
KUROPATWA
KWIATEK
LEW
LEWIN
LEWIŃSKA
LEWIŃSKI
LEWITA
LIPSZYC
MARCHEWKA
MARKIEWICZ
MEJZNER
MŁOTEK
MONKARZ
MULARZEWICZ
NAGORKA
NAGÓRKA
NEJMAN
OSOWIECKA
OZDOBA
PARTNOWICZ
PERLA
PIEKAROWICZ
PIÓRKO
PODRÓŻNIK
PRAWDA
PTASIEWICZ
RAJTER
ROTBERG
ROZENBAUM
ROZENBLUM
RUBINSZTEJN
RUDNIK
RUMIANEK
RUTKIEWICZ
RUTSZTEJN
RYBAK
RYBIN
RZEPKA
RZODKIEWICZ
SAJETA
SANIEWICZ
SARNA
SARNIEWICZ
SINIAK
SŁOWIK
SOKOŁ
SOLARZ
SOSNOWICZ
STOŁOWICZ
SZAFRAN
SZARACZKIEWICZ
SZMUKLEROWICZ
SZNAJDERMAN
SZTERN
SZUMOWICZ
SZWARCBART
TENENBAUM
TUCHMAN
URWICZ
WAPNIARZ
WARSZAWCZYK
WIERZBA
ZAKS
ZAREMBSKA
ZAREMBSKI
ZDANOWICZ

 

Steven Zedeck

steven@...

Town Leader, Zambrów Phase 3 extraction project.

 

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Subject:  Major new Zambrów records extraction project launched

 

Long-time Zambrów and area researcher will be pleased to learn that Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has undertaken a huge new “Phase 3” project to fully extract all surviving Zambrów birth, marriage and death records from 1826 to 1912 in the Łomża branch of the Polish State Archives. In addition, we created indices (with fathers’ names) for the surviving 1914 and 1922 to 1935 records. Several years of Alegata records are also included.

 

(Alegata - also known as Marriage Supplements or Annexes - are a group of documents that form a more detailed record of the betrothal than the marriage record.  Alegata files include the marriage banns posted in the synagogue for 3 consecutive weeks. Other documents may be birth protocols (extracts of original registrations or sworn statements) for the bride and groom, divorce or army records. There is often additional valuable information in Alegata files that does not appear in the marriage record.)

 

The 1826 to 1839 records are actually from nearby Sniadowo where Jews registered their life-cycle events in those years.

 

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full description of the Phase 3 project and explain how you will be able to obtain these extracts as well as digital images of your family records up to 1912, before they go online.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Steven Zedeck
steven@...

Town Leader, Zambrów Phase 3 extraction project.


Re: Rykla or Rachel #general #poland

Diane Jacobs
 

Rykla is probably a form of Rukhel which became Rachel in the UK.

Diane Jacobs 


On Jun 27, 2022, at 10:44 AM, Peter Bush <plbush1@...> wrote:

I think I have located my Great Grandmother's birth record in Poland. She was known as Rachel in the UK, but the birth record I found is for Rykla.

Does anyone know a case where a Rykla has become Rachel, or is Rykla usually associated with another English name? 

Many thanks

Peter Bush
London, UK plbush1@... 

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Rykla or Rachel #general #poland

Peter Bush
 

I think I have located my Great Grandmother's birth record in Poland. She was known as Rachel in the UK, but the birth record I found is for Rykla.

Does anyone know a case where a Rykla has become Rachel, or is Rykla usually associated with another English name? 

Many thanks

Peter Bush
London, UK plbush1@... 


Searching for the Raab Family- Shlomo Shilesh Menachem Son of Yehuda #israel #hungary

Sharon Ann Dror
 

I am trying to find some info to verify if Shlomo Shilesh Menachem Raab had a brother named Zalman. Someone put Zalman Raab in their tree in Geni.com - no one was able to verify or did not respond to me.  I only knew of Shlomo - perhaps he had siblings. We would like to learn more about this family. We have Shlomo's whole family tree with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren... they all do not know if Shlomo had siblings....

In this Shlomo's Geni tree, someone added a daughter that I am not familiar with - I contacted all the managers handling this tree, no responses. I hope Geni will add a new feature in the near future to add their email addresses since it looks like so many people are inactive with Geni. I want to know who this 'daughter' is. Feiga Braun. I knew of Shlomo and Esther having 6 children. Not 7.

https://www.geni.com/people/Shlomo-Raab/6000000009634626407

Shlomo & Esther nee Neuman Cohen's daughter Leah nee Raab married my family member:  Benjamin Azaria Stampfer. When Leah passed away in Hungary, her sister Yetol married Benjamin - they made Aliyah together to Israel.  Leah and Benjamin had 8 children - Yetol had no children of her own.

Benjamin and Yetol are buried together at Har Hazetim, Jerusalem, Israel. This picture is Shlomo and he is the son of Yehuda Raab. 

Thank you
Sharon Ann Dror
SharonAnnDror@...


Re: Suggestions for tracing Hungarian Shoah survivors? #hungary #holocaust

Lewis, Megan
 

Dear Wendy,

You can contact the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center to see if they are listed in our voluntary Registry of Holocaust Survivors.  Their email address is resource-center@....  Also check our Holocaust survivors and victims names database, www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php.  You can also check our Collections Search catalog, https://collections.ushmm.org, to see if they donated any items to us or did an oral history.

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has information about each interview, including in which country an interview was recorded.  The website is https://vhaonline.usc.edu/login

Have you tried the Arolsen Archives, arolsen-archives.org?  I believe the emigration lists are online already.  Only a small portion of the records are online.  If you do not find anything you may want to submit a full search request with the Arolsen Archives or USHMM (www.ushmm.org/remember/resources-holocaust-survivors-victims/individual-research/services/getting-started .)

Megan Lewis, reference librarian
USHMM


Thank You To All #general

Carl Kaplan
 

I wanted to thank everyone associated with Jewish Genealogy, and figured this would be a good place to do it. Over the weekend I went to Minnesota, and visited my "new" 2nd cousin for the 1st time. I posted the following on Facebook. 

Sometime in late March of 1913, our grandfathers (brothers Chatskel/Charles 17 years old, and Isaak 13) said goodbye to each other in Minsk, as my grandfather Charles left for America. They never saw each other again. A few letters and photos were exchanged. Isaak died in 1945, fighting the Nazis. After that, even the names were lost to each other’s families. Now, 109 years later, we finally get to meet again.
--
Thank you for teaching the skills to enable this to happen.

Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia


Re: Suggestions for tracing Hungarian Shoah survivors? #hungary #holocaust

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
 

I have had amazing success (found unknown cousins who went to Venezuela) using the Shoah Foundation index on JewishGen.  But I was looking for an unusual surname (SPIELBERGER).  Your surnames, WEISZ and KLEIN, will be much more difficult.

The rules for name with this database appear to be that women are shown by their married names.  But if they mentioned relatives in their interview, you might find them with the relative's name.  The first search on JewishGen in the Holocaust Database / USC Shoah Foundation-Survivor Interviews gives you a list of names.  If you click on the View Full Record link, you will see a list of names mentioned in the interview and the relationship to the survivor. I think the JewishGen index only includes the person who was interviewed but the search includes all the names in the interview.  To see the relatives, you need to drill down into the interview.  But I am not certain of that - experiment with it and see what you find.

Good luck,
Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, GA USA


Re: Ordering new record scans directly from the Polish State Archives: a how-to guide #poland

Michael Tobias
 

Birth records under 100 years old are not normally at the Polish State Archives branches but at the civil records office in the town. You can Google "urzad stanu cywilnego" for the town of interest to find their address.

Michael Tobias
Glasgow, Scotland


Re: Request for assistance with handwritten cyrillic birth records #latvia #translation

pb@...
 

Dear David,

Many thanks for your reply.

What is puzzling is the mother's maiden name (which is what I am most interested in - she was my maternal great grandmother).  Frydberg - or Freedberg - is consistent with other information I have.  Feynblikh does not accord with any name we have in the family.  I am wondering if limited care was taken in writing the mother's maiden name on the birth record.

All the best,

Philip Baker, London

(researching: Roth/Rot from Kalisz; Abramsky/Abrahamsky/Baker/Beker from Augustowa; Roth/Rot from Libau (Liepaja))


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