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Re: Emma Rose/ Harriff #general

The Becker's Email
 

I saw your family tree on Ancestry.  There is a Pollack-Kronick Family Tree on Ancestry and the owner who lives in the US references Albert's death certificate and lists Albert's mother as Mary.  He does not show any siblings other than Emma in his tree.  I suggest you contact the owner just listed as vjlp1062.  Evidently he does a lot of DNA research and may be able to help you.

Johanna Becker
Newport, Rhode Isalnd, USA


JGS of Santa Cruz invites you- Researching Eastern European Jewish Surnames with Alexander Beider, PhD. Sunday, July 17, 1pm Pacific Time- #announcements #events #education

Leah Kushner
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society  invites you to  

 Speaker: Dr. Alexander Beider, PhD

 Researching Eastern European Jewish Surnames

Sunday July 17, 1pm Pacific Time/ 4pm Eastern

Guest RSVP: 

Free to Members, $5.00 to Guests 

Description:   A large majority of Jews of the Russian Empire received their family names only about 200 years ago.  In contrast with many other Ashkenazim, the whole surnaming process was managed internally within Jewish communities, with marginal participation by Christian clerks. The names adopted in the Russian Empire reflect a panorama of Jewish life at the beginning of the 19th century including: languages used and their peculiarities, occupations, given names, and places of settlement.

Some surnames provide information about ancestors who lived well before the 19th century. This is the case of surnames revealing Jewish “castes” (Cohanim, Levites), those belonging to rabbinical dynasties, and those of other migrants from Central Europe, as well as a small group of names of Sephardic origin. Because of the Ashkenazic tradition of naming children after deceased close relatives , certain surnames based on given names (patronymics or matronymics) can provide information linking us to those who lived in the Middle Ages.


Bio: Alexander Beider holds one doctoral degree in applied mathematics (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and another in Jewish Studies (Sorbonne, Paris). He uses onomastics and linguistics as tools to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Ashkenazic and Sephardic surnames and Ashkenazic given names, all published by Avotaynu Inc. (1993-2019). His book “Origins of Yiddish Dialects,” published by Oxford University Press (2015), sheds light on the early stages of the development of Yiddish. Beider was born in Moscow and currently lives in Paris.


Zoom link will be sent to your email the week of the event, please check your Spam folder.

For more information or membership information membership@...

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu
Leah Kushner, President SCJGS

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Help locating Great grandmother #austria-czech

Shaun Murphy
 

Would someone be willing to help me locate my great grandmother? All I found were ellis island records under jewish search but it dosent say how? She is Therese Cejka or Chake from Austria. Born around 1866. All help would be appreciated.

  Shaun Murphy


Summary of 14th Century Erfurt Haplogroups (y and mt) #germany #france #hungary #rabbinic #dna

Adam Cherson
 

For those following this research, there are the latest mtDNA and yDNA haplogroups from the Erfurt report, as well as some observations:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuwT-4qnkJLBnWVS1tEdaPznZA6d?e=TTbPsd

The original pre-print was published here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.13.491805v1

Please let me know of any corrections or modifications.

--
Adam Cherson


Re: From Numbers to Names An AI facial Recognitions Platform that can Scan Photos from Prewar Europe and Holocaust Linking them to People Living Today #holocaust #photographs

jbonline1111@...
 

Thank you for this wonderful information.  Here is a direct link to the program:  https://numberstonames.org/
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Rykla or Rachel #general #poland

Madeleine Isenberg
 

I presume this might have also been transliterated as Reichla.  When being registered somewhere, either the person just resigned themselves to being referred to as Rachel, or some other registrant just made it so.

This is a similar problem that I had.  I had gggrandmother whose name was pronounced approximately as Reichel, or sometimes Rechel.  But this was different from the Biblical Rachel.  As proof, in Slovakia, my father's eldest sister was a Roze, with Hebrew name Rachel.  Perfectly correct. 

A younger sister, with a civil name of Edith, had a nickname or "Rechi" and her birth record clearly had her civil name Edith and underneath the Hebrew: רעכל.  A snip from her birth record is attached.  This name is derived from a German name and probably related to "Reich" meaning rich. I may have see it also meaning something like "blessed."  (Maybe if you are rich, you are blessed?)  And meanings of the name Edith, can be riches, or blessed.

In the birth record, you may also see that my grandfather was a learned man, and had indeed attended the Pressburg Yeshiva.  So he would have known the difference in the names and would not have given two daughters the same name.

Additionally, the spelling רעכל is definitely different from רחל.  On tombstones that I have read, I have seen other curious spellings such as ראכל and רעכיל.  Those of us who have arranged for such stones for family members know that each letter added to a marker adds to the cost.  So if her name had truly been just the three letters of רחל, they would have saved some money.

All that being said, this variation of the name has lead to later naming issues in family's trying to honor their ancestors but not knowing the difference!  


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Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLÜCKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.
GOLDBERG, TARNOWSKI in Chmielnik and KHANISHKEVITCH in Kielce, Poland


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

fredelfruhman
 

Shlomo is Hebrew for Solomon, and Zalman is a Yiddish form of Solomon.

This leads me to suggest two possibilities (there may be others):

1)  This is the same person

2)  Shlomo and Zalman were relatives (possibly first cousins), both named after the same ancestor
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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Alternates for first name Blimah #names

dasw5@...
 

From:    Jewish Personal Names
                by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr

 
 

Dassy Wilen
dasw5@...


Help with finding Property Ownership Records from Podhajce, Galicia in 1902 #galicia

Willa Lewis
 

My Grandfather WOLF GIPS from Podhajce, Galicia was recorded as 1/8 owner of Podhajce Property No. 311 and 1/8 owner of Podhajce Property No. 308 in a "Buy/Sell" Document signed, notarized and dated Dec. 30, 1902, in New York. In the document it states that he sold his shares to Israel Baruch Gips (his father) for 100 Krona.

Is it possible to find the original property ownership showing who all the other owners were? And, if so, how do I begin?

Thank you.
Willa Lewis
Sarasota, Florida


Searching for Riuva/Rivka/Sonia Levine or Levine #russia #belarus

alanacalvert@...
 

Hello, I'm trying to find my great-grandmother who was born in Minsk in 1894 or 1895. 

I'm not even sure she was Jewish, but every time I've searched her name it led me to JewishGen (we had always assumed she was Protestant as she left my grandfather in a Protestant orphanage in the 1930s in Northern Ireland when he was 6 years old and he never really spoke about her). She also married a Protestant man in Northern Ireland and there was never any indication at all that she might have been Jewish.

On my grandfather's birth certificate in 1928 she wrote that her name was Riuva Levine (my grandfather was called Stark but we're not sure if she was ever actually married to his father). 

When she died in Omagh in Northern Ireland in 1958 the name they put on her headstone was Sonia (she apparently began calling herself Sonia after she arrived in the UK) and it said she was born in Goumin, Minsk, Russia, on June 6, 1894. Apparently "Goumin" is Ihumen in Yiddish?

Who she was or why or when she left Belarus (and why she left my grandfather in an orphanage) is all a bit of a mystery to my family so appreciate any help or tips that might point me in the right direction. 
--
AC Calvert


Re: What happened to Cilke and Selda Faikes/passenger manifest #general

Diane Jacobs
 

First thing to do is check the actual 1910 manifest page and see if there is a check or X
to the left of their name. This means they are on a detained manifest page and / or special inquiry pages. These are located at the end or the beginning of the regular manifest pages for each arrival after about 1905 to NYC.

The special inquiry page can tell you they were kept for medical reasons or sent back.

Regarding the word crippled it could be for a minor limp to something more serious.

Good luck . 
Diane Jacobs


On Jun 28, 2022, at 8:13 AM, sacredsisters1977 via groups.jewishgen.org <sacredsisters1977=aol.com@...> wrote:

Hi All
I am trying to find two women who are listed as siblings on  ship passenger manifest.  All three  siblings  came from Brest  Belarus. They  left in November  of 1910 and was going to their  uncle  Simon  Frankel  in Philadelphia.  They  left  behind  other siblings and parents Chaim and Leja.  The youngest sister listed on the manifest is Sure/Sonia and  she married a Fleischer and settled in New York.  I don't know what happened to the other two.  Seeking  help and  suggestions.  Could they have been sent  back  for one sister  is  listed as crippled. 
Sarah Greenberg (USA  CT)
sacredsisters1977@... 

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Tracking Down a File in the US State Department #usa

Susan&David
 

According to the website the records are at College Park MD.
See:  https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/rg59.htm

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 6/27/2022 10:29 PM, DBarany wrote:

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

 

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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@...


Re: 1975 obit help #usa #general

Mike Coleman
 

From the 30 October issue.

Mike Coleman   London  U.K,


What happened to Cilke and Selda Faikes/passenger manifest #general

sacredsisters1977@...
 

Hi All
I am trying to find two women who are listed as siblings on  ship passenger manifest.  All three  siblings  came from Brest  Belarus. They  left in November  of 1910 and was going to their  uncle  Simon  Frankel  in Philadelphia.  They  left  behind  other siblings and parents Chaim and Leja.  The youngest sister listed on the manifest is Sure/Sonia and  she married a Fleischer and settled in New York.  I don't know what happened to the other two.  Seeking  help and  suggestions.  Could they have been sent  back  for one sister  is  listed as crippled. 
Sarah Greenberg (USA  CT)
sacredsisters1977@... 


Seeking Friedman Descendants #usa

Yael Levine
 

I'm looking to make contact, for genealogical purposes, with descendants of Sam (b. 1890) and Ida Friedman (1890?-d. 1938), from New York, and of their children Arthur, Herbert, Irving.

Thank you,

Yael Levine

Jerusalem

ylevine@...; jerusalemofgold@...

 


From Numbers to Names An AI facial Recognitions Platform that can Scan Photos from Prewar Europe and Holocaust Linking them to People Living Today #holocaust #photographs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

Daniel Patt, a software engineer working for Google, created and developed From Numbers to Names (N2N), an artificial intelligence-driven facial recognition platform that can scan through photos from prewar Europe and the Holocaust, linking them to people living today.

 

This was a project with a personal stake for Patt as his four grandparents are Holocaust survivors from Poland, and he wants to help his grandmother find photos of the members of her family murdered by the Nazis. She was just 9 years old when the war started and fled from her hometown of Zamosc eastward with her father and siblings, while her mother — Patt’s great-grandmother — stayed behind. Her mother was shot and killed during the Nazi invasion, and Patt’s great-uncle — his grandmother’s brother — was subsequently killed when he went back to rescue her. The rest of the family survived and emigrated to New York City after the war.

 

Currently, N2N’s software — which is free and simple to use — only returns the 10 best potential matches that it can find in the database available to it. The software has been used to search through hundreds of thousands of photos to identify faces for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) as well as individual survivors and descendants of survivors — including a number of celebrities. He is working to access 700,000 more photos from the pre-Holocaust and Holocaust eras.

 

The Times of Israel interviewed Patt for Holocaust Survivor day (a newly minted annual commemoration). That interview may be read at: https://www.timesofisrael.com/google-engineer-identifies-anonymous-faces-in-wwii-photos-with-ai-facial-recognition/. They have analyzed 500,000 photos so far with 2 million faces and they have a backlog of potential identifications they are reviewing.

 

“For people coming to the site, they can click on “select an image.” They can then select a file from their computer or phone containing a cropped photo of a single face. Then they can click on the “search” button, which will show them 10 photos containing the most similar faces to the one provided by the user. The software works best when searching using photos that are roughly from the same time period (e.g., pre-1960s).’

 

To read more see:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/google-engineer-identifies-anonymous-faces-in-wwii-photos-with-ai-facial-recognition/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Re: Tracking Down a File in the US State Department #usa

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Jewish Names in Selected U.S. State Department Files (RG59), 1910-1929 (jewishgen.org)
Quoted from the above site, my emphasis

The original documents can be accessed in person at NARA in College Park, Maryland.  You can also send mail requests to:

 

Archives II
Textual Reference Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740

 

Be sure to include in your correspondence all of the following:

  • RG (Record Group): 59
  • Time Segment: 1910-29
  • Box number (if given, not necessary otherwise)
  • File and Document number
  • Complete name of individual as it appears in the database (Surname and first name)

Many years before the pandemic I sent a letter and recieved paper copies of the correspondence - they were very informative - opened up a whole new branch of research.
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: Tracking Down a File in the US State Department #usa

Daniella Alyagon
 

These files are held at the NARA facility in College Park, MD.


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Daniella Alyagon

11 Rav Ashi St, Tel Aviv 6939545, Israel

alyagon.genealogy@...

 

Researching: ALYAGON (Israel), SHOCHETMAN (Kishinev / Letychev / Derazhnya), AGINSKY (Kishinev / Minsk), FAJNZYLBER (Siennica, Poland / Warsaw, Poland), JELEN (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland), KIEJZMAN (Garwolin, Poland),  SLIWKA (Garwolin, Poland), MANDELBAUM (Janowiec, Poland / Zwolen, Poland / Kozienice, Poland), CUKIER (Janowiec, Poland), RECHTANT (Kozienice, Poland), FALENBOGEN (Lublin, Poland), ROTENSTREICH (Galicia), SELINGER (Galicia), BITTER (Galicia / Bukowina), HISLER (Galicia / Bukowina ), EIFERMAN (Galicia / Bukowina), FROSTIG (Zolkiew, Galicia / Lviv, Galicia), GRANZBAUER (Zolkiew, Galicia), HERMAN (Zolkiew, Galicia), MESSER (Lviv, Galicia / Vienna, Austria), PROJEKT (Lviv, Galicia), STIERER (Lviv, Galicia), ALTMAN (Lviv, Galicia), FRIEDELS (Lviv, Galicia)


A Torn Family Reunited through Discovery of an Ancestor's Diary #announcements #jgs-iajgs #usa

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you to a free Zoom presentation:  
A Torn Family Reunited through Discovery of an Ancestor's Diary, with Frederick Hertz.
Life in Tukums, Latvia, prior to 1884, and in Minnesota 1884-1955.
Sunday, 17 July 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.
Register at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~orjgs/

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Secretary, JGSO


1975 obit help #usa #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi genners,  

 I have an unreadable copy of an obit dated October 1975 Desert Sentinel newspaper – California

I would appreciate if you can get a good copy for me.   The deceased name is Eugene Reuter

Sorry but I can not read the date of death or newspaper date.

 

Thank you very much.  
Trudy Barch,   FLorida
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