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Re: Rakovschik Ancestry from Minsk, Russia How to get in touch with descendants #general

Sarah Greenberg <sacredsisters677@...>
 

Hi
So far I was given a website, but its in Russian which I can't read.
j-roots site has a lot of posts about Rakovschik and I need help
contacting the people. Any and all help is appreciated.
Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters677@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rakovschik Ancestry from Minsk, Russia How to get in touch with descendants #general

Sarah Greenberg <sacredsisters677@...>
 

Hi
So far I was given a website, but its in Russian which I can't read.
j-roots site has a lot of posts about Rakovschik and I need help
contacting the people. Any and all help is appreciated.
Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters677@gmail.com


Mrs. Meissorovitsch of Riga #general

shimonsporn
 

In my research of my own Grandparents I came across mention of a
Mrs Meiserovitsch or possibly spelled Messorovitsch >from Riga,
Latvia who was active in the Bnos Agudath Israel group activities
in Riga, Latvia before WWII, She may have also taught in the Torah
V'Derech Eretz School run by Agudath Israel in Riga as well. If
there are any descendants or relatives of Mrs Messorovitsch with
any additonal information about her For example did she survive
the Holocaust? her family? please contact me.
thank you
Shimon Sporn
Beit Shemesh
Researching: Bratislava, Kisvarda, Marosoroszfalu, Jasina, Kajla
[Beszterce-Naszod], Pecsetszeg, Kozarvar, Ustilug, Krylow, Riga


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mrs. Meissorovitsch of Riga #general

shimonsporn
 

In my research of my own Grandparents I came across mention of a
Mrs Meiserovitsch or possibly spelled Messorovitsch >from Riga,
Latvia who was active in the Bnos Agudath Israel group activities
in Riga, Latvia before WWII, She may have also taught in the Torah
V'Derech Eretz School run by Agudath Israel in Riga as well. If
there are any descendants or relatives of Mrs Messorovitsch with
any additonal information about her For example did she survive
the Holocaust? her family? please contact me.
thank you
Shimon Sporn
Beit Shemesh
Researching: Bratislava, Kisvarda, Marosoroszfalu, Jasina, Kajla
[Beszterce-Naszod], Pecsetszeg, Kozarvar, Ustilug, Krylow, Riga


Yiszkor Book for Tornala, Slovakia #general

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,

Does anyone have access to a copy of
Historia shel hakehila haehudit beTornala
(24 page book) ?

The YadVashem extracts for Pages of Testimony
seems to conflict with some of the indexed
data on the JewishGen translation, for a family
I am researching.

For example, Yad Vashem has 3 entries for
LEDERER while JewishGen seems to have none.

I figure that at 24 pages, it may be easy for
someone to check for me what is recorded for the
family of Chaim Alter KLEIN, married to Chana LEDERER.

Moishe Miller
moishe.miller@totalben.com
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiszkor Book for Tornala, Slovakia #general

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,

Does anyone have access to a copy of
Historia shel hakehila haehudit beTornala
(24 page book) ?

The YadVashem extracts for Pages of Testimony
seems to conflict with some of the indexed
data on the JewishGen translation, for a family
I am researching.

For example, Yad Vashem has 3 entries for
LEDERER while JewishGen seems to have none.

I figure that at 24 pages, it may be easy for
someone to check for me what is recorded for the
family of Chaim Alter KLEIN, married to Chana LEDERER.

Moishe Miller
moishe.miller@totalben.com
Brooklyn, NY


Seeking information about Mississippi families of HART and JACOBOWSKY or YACOBOWSKY 1840-1870 #usa

kay@...
 

Dear SIG readers,

I am writing on behalf of myself and two others who have been doing
research on several related families who lived in Mississippi between
about 1845 and 1875. These families arrived in Louisiana and
Mississippi prior to the Civil War and we believe have multiple
connections.

John D. JACOBOWSKY (1826-1897 born Posen Thuringia? Germany) arrived in
Mississippi prior to 1850 and is listed in the 1850 census for Pike Co.
In 1852, he married Francis PHILLIPS (1837? born in Gnesen). JACOBOWSKY
is listed in various Mississippi records, but died in New York. His
m-i-l Frederica PHILLIPS (1809-1889) is buried in Summit, Pike Co. Miss.
where John D. and Francis lived until after the War. J. D. JACOBOWSKY’s
sister, Susan JACOBOWSKY (1812?-1878 Witkowo, Prussia ) married Joseph
HART (1804?-1867) in Europe, and the couple brought several children
with them when they settled in Pike County, Miss. One son Jacob HART
(1828- 1901 born Posen, Thuringia,) married Pauline HILBORN (1834-1897).
Pauline had one brother Benjamin HILBORN (1836-1893) who married Rosa
PHILLIPS.

The 1860 Pike County census listed multiple HART families including one
headed by Minerva HART (1826?-1901) Minerva or Mina COHEN married Lewis
HART in New Orleans about 1855 when a marriage bond was issued to the
couple. Lewis HART died in New Orleans about three years later, prior
to the birth of his second child. The 1860 census for Pike Co. includes
31 year old Mina HART along with her two children Lewis, 3 and Lena
about 2 with Maurice HART 22. Mina, Lewis and Lena moved to Texas after
1870. Maurice was not her husband. He left Mississippi during the
Civil War and later returned to New Orleans where he married.

About the time that Minerva-Mina Cohen arrived in New Orleans, Bernhard
SIMON (1819-1904 Witkowo Posen) and his wife Mina JACOBOWSKY SIMON
(1819-1867) arrived in New Orleans with three daughters born in Europe.
It is possible that Minerva Mina COHEN traveled with the SIMON family to
New Orleans to marry Lewis HART and that Lewis was related to the other
Hart families in Pike County. However another family story indicated
that Lewis had a sponsor who brought him to Louisiana.

We are trying to find connections between Mina JACOBOWSKY and the two
other JACOBOWSKYs in Mississippi and the Lewis and Minerva COHEN HART
and the other HART families. Or information about sponsors sending
Jewish men to New Orleans.

Other families of interest are PHILLIPS and HILBORN who also lived in
Mississippi, LAVINE (>from Makava and Warsaw) and SIMON (>from Witkoway
and Poznan), who eventually settled in Texas and WOLFE who also lived in
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. We have the history of Hirsch
Oppenheimer but not of his wife Minna WOLFE OPPENHEIMER.

All the intertwined families were present in either Mississippi,
Louisiana or Texas prior to the Civil War. The two earliest immigrants
were John D JACOBOWSKY and Hirsch OPPENHEIMER and his wife who were
included in the 1850 census.

Because there were no synagogues in these small towns or nearby makes
finding American Jewish records impossible, and because the Pike County
Courthouse burned late in the nineteenth century no county records
remain. We believe that Lewis HART was buried in New Orleans in one of
the graves that were moved, but there is no record of his burial. These
families lived in areas with few extant newspapers which makes that
means of search also impossible. Finally we do not know of any siblings
of these immigrants. So doing a roundabout search is also impossible.

So after stating all the negatives, I am hoping to find someone who
recognizes these names >from their family and might know where they
originated and have more information.

Kay Goldman, Houston, Texas USA kay@kaycgoldman.com


Early American SIG #USA Seeking information about Mississippi families of HART and JACOBOWSKY or YACOBOWSKY 1840-1870 #usa

kay@...
 

Dear SIG readers,

I am writing on behalf of myself and two others who have been doing
research on several related families who lived in Mississippi between
about 1845 and 1875. These families arrived in Louisiana and
Mississippi prior to the Civil War and we believe have multiple
connections.

John D. JACOBOWSKY (1826-1897 born Posen Thuringia? Germany) arrived in
Mississippi prior to 1850 and is listed in the 1850 census for Pike Co.
In 1852, he married Francis PHILLIPS (1837? born in Gnesen). JACOBOWSKY
is listed in various Mississippi records, but died in New York. His
m-i-l Frederica PHILLIPS (1809-1889) is buried in Summit, Pike Co. Miss.
where John D. and Francis lived until after the War. J. D. JACOBOWSKY’s
sister, Susan JACOBOWSKY (1812?-1878 Witkowo, Prussia ) married Joseph
HART (1804?-1867) in Europe, and the couple brought several children
with them when they settled in Pike County, Miss. One son Jacob HART
(1828- 1901 born Posen, Thuringia,) married Pauline HILBORN (1834-1897).
Pauline had one brother Benjamin HILBORN (1836-1893) who married Rosa
PHILLIPS.

The 1860 Pike County census listed multiple HART families including one
headed by Minerva HART (1826?-1901) Minerva or Mina COHEN married Lewis
HART in New Orleans about 1855 when a marriage bond was issued to the
couple. Lewis HART died in New Orleans about three years later, prior
to the birth of his second child. The 1860 census for Pike Co. includes
31 year old Mina HART along with her two children Lewis, 3 and Lena
about 2 with Maurice HART 22. Mina, Lewis and Lena moved to Texas after
1870. Maurice was not her husband. He left Mississippi during the
Civil War and later returned to New Orleans where he married.

About the time that Minerva-Mina Cohen arrived in New Orleans, Bernhard
SIMON (1819-1904 Witkowo Posen) and his wife Mina JACOBOWSKY SIMON
(1819-1867) arrived in New Orleans with three daughters born in Europe.
It is possible that Minerva Mina COHEN traveled with the SIMON family to
New Orleans to marry Lewis HART and that Lewis was related to the other
Hart families in Pike County. However another family story indicated
that Lewis had a sponsor who brought him to Louisiana.

We are trying to find connections between Mina JACOBOWSKY and the two
other JACOBOWSKYs in Mississippi and the Lewis and Minerva COHEN HART
and the other HART families. Or information about sponsors sending
Jewish men to New Orleans.

Other families of interest are PHILLIPS and HILBORN who also lived in
Mississippi, LAVINE (>from Makava and Warsaw) and SIMON (>from Witkoway
and Poznan), who eventually settled in Texas and WOLFE who also lived in
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. We have the history of Hirsch
Oppenheimer but not of his wife Minna WOLFE OPPENHEIMER.

All the intertwined families were present in either Mississippi,
Louisiana or Texas prior to the Civil War. The two earliest immigrants
were John D JACOBOWSKY and Hirsch OPPENHEIMER and his wife who were
included in the 1850 census.

Because there were no synagogues in these small towns or nearby makes
finding American Jewish records impossible, and because the Pike County
Courthouse burned late in the nineteenth century no county records
remain. We believe that Lewis HART was buried in New Orleans in one of
the graves that were moved, but there is no record of his burial. These
families lived in areas with few extant newspapers which makes that
means of search also impossible. Finally we do not know of any siblings
of these immigrants. So doing a roundabout search is also impossible.

So after stating all the negatives, I am hoping to find someone who
recognizes these names >from their family and might know where they
originated and have more information.

Kay Goldman, Houston, Texas USA kay@kaycgoldman.com


Seeking information about Mississippi families of HART and JACOBOWSKY or YACOBOWSKY 1840-1870 #germany

kay@...
 

Dear SIG readers,

I am writing on behalf of myself and two others who have been doing
research on several related families who lived in Mississippi between
about 1845 and 1875. These families arrived in Louisiana and
Mississippi prior to the Civil War and we believe have multiple
connections.

John D. JACOBOWSKY (1826-1897 born Posen Thuringia? Germany) arrived in
Mississippi prior to 1850 and is listed in the 1850 census for Pike Co.
In 1852, he married Francis PHILLIPS (1837? born in Gnesen). JACOBOWSKY
is listed in various Mississippi records, but died in New York. His
m-i-l Frederica PHILLIPS (1809-1889) is buried in Summit, Pike Co. Miss.
where John D. and Francis lived until after the War. J. D. JACOBOWSKY’s
sister, Susan JACOBOWSKY (1812?-1878 Witkowo, Prussia ) married Joseph
HART (1804?-1867) in Europe, and the couple brought several children
with them when they settled in Pike County, Miss. One son Jacob HART
(1828- 1901 born Posen, Thuringia,) married Pauline HILBORN (1834-1897).
Pauline had one brother Benjamin HILBORN (1836-1893) who married Rosa
PHILLIPS.

The 1860 Pike County census listed multiple HART families including one
headed by Minerva HART (1826?-1901) Minerva or Mina COHEN married Lewis
HART in New Orleans about 1855 when a marriage bond was issued to the
couple. Lewis HART died in New Orleans about three years later, prior
to the birth of his second child. The 1860 census for Pike Co. includes
31 year old Mina HART along with her two children Lewis, 3 and Lena
about 2 with Maurice HART 22. Mina, Lewis and Lena moved to Texas after
1870. Maurice was not her husband. He left Mississippi during the
Civil War and later returned to New Orleans where he married.

About the time that Minerva-Mina Cohen arrived in New Orleans, Bernhard
SIMON (1819-1904 Witkowo Posen) and his wife Mina JACOBOWSKY SIMON
(1819-1867) arrived in New Orleans with three daughters born in Europe.
It is possible that Minerva Mina COHEN traveled with the SIMON family to
New Orleans to marry Lewis HART and that Lewis was related to the other
Hart families in Pike County. However another family story indicated
that Lewis had a sponsor who brought him to Louisiana.

We are trying to find connections between Mina JACOBOWSKY and the two
other JACOBOWSKYs in Mississippi and the Lewis and Minerva COHEN HART
and the other HART families. Or information about sponsors sending
Jewish men to New Orleans.

Other families of interest are PHILLIPS and HILBORN who also lived in
Mississippi, LAVINE (>from Makava and Warsaw) and SIMON (>from Witkoway
and Poznan), who eventually settled in Texas and WOLFE who also lived in
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. We have the history of Hirsch
Oppenheimer but not of his wife Minna WOLFE OPPENHEIMER.

All the intertwined families were present in either Mississippi,
Louisiana or Texas prior to the Civil War. The two earliest immigrants
were John D JACOBOWSKY and Hirsch OPPENHEIMER and his wife who were
included in the 1850 census.

Because there were no synagogues in these small towns or nearby makes
finding American Jewish records impossible, and because the Pike County
Courthouse burned late in the nineteenth century no county records
remain. We believe that Lewis HART was buried in New Orleans in one of
the graves that were moved, but there is no record of his burial. These
families lived in areas with few extant newspapers which makes that
means of search also impossible. Finally we do not know of any siblings
of these immigrants. So doing a roundabout search is also impossible.

So after stating all the negatives, I am hoping to find someone who
recognizes these names >from their family and might know where they
originated and have more information.

Kay Goldman, Houston, Texas USA kay@kaycgoldman.com

Moderator notes:
1. This should be sent also to the Early American SIG
2. Sig Archive search start page:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
From: "German Jewish Genealogy [GerSIG] Moderator" <Gersigmod@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: "New Book..." about mostly German-Jewish pioneers in Louisiana
With great pleasure, I've just approved the announcement of a new
610 page Jewish-American history book in the GerSIG Forum.
"The Forgotten Jews of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana"

The author, Carol Mills-Nichol sent her "INTRO" message to the
GerSIG list in 2001.
Just 5 days later she wrote to thank GerSIG members ncluding
Rosanne Leeson for their help in finding her lost ancestors.
The Moderator added notes to both her early postings. They urged
all members, new and old, to use her excellent "INTRO" message as
a model. He encouraged everyone to send emails like it to our list. <snip>


German SIG #Germany Seeking information about Mississippi families of HART and JACOBOWSKY or YACOBOWSKY 1840-1870 #germany

kay@...
 

Dear SIG readers,

I am writing on behalf of myself and two others who have been doing
research on several related families who lived in Mississippi between
about 1845 and 1875. These families arrived in Louisiana and
Mississippi prior to the Civil War and we believe have multiple
connections.

John D. JACOBOWSKY (1826-1897 born Posen Thuringia? Germany) arrived in
Mississippi prior to 1850 and is listed in the 1850 census for Pike Co.
In 1852, he married Francis PHILLIPS (1837? born in Gnesen). JACOBOWSKY
is listed in various Mississippi records, but died in New York. His
m-i-l Frederica PHILLIPS (1809-1889) is buried in Summit, Pike Co. Miss.
where John D. and Francis lived until after the War. J. D. JACOBOWSKY’s
sister, Susan JACOBOWSKY (1812?-1878 Witkowo, Prussia ) married Joseph
HART (1804?-1867) in Europe, and the couple brought several children
with them when they settled in Pike County, Miss. One son Jacob HART
(1828- 1901 born Posen, Thuringia,) married Pauline HILBORN (1834-1897).
Pauline had one brother Benjamin HILBORN (1836-1893) who married Rosa
PHILLIPS.

The 1860 Pike County census listed multiple HART families including one
headed by Minerva HART (1826?-1901) Minerva or Mina COHEN married Lewis
HART in New Orleans about 1855 when a marriage bond was issued to the
couple. Lewis HART died in New Orleans about three years later, prior
to the birth of his second child. The 1860 census for Pike Co. includes
31 year old Mina HART along with her two children Lewis, 3 and Lena
about 2 with Maurice HART 22. Mina, Lewis and Lena moved to Texas after
1870. Maurice was not her husband. He left Mississippi during the
Civil War and later returned to New Orleans where he married.

About the time that Minerva-Mina Cohen arrived in New Orleans, Bernhard
SIMON (1819-1904 Witkowo Posen) and his wife Mina JACOBOWSKY SIMON
(1819-1867) arrived in New Orleans with three daughters born in Europe.
It is possible that Minerva Mina COHEN traveled with the SIMON family to
New Orleans to marry Lewis HART and that Lewis was related to the other
Hart families in Pike County. However another family story indicated
that Lewis had a sponsor who brought him to Louisiana.

We are trying to find connections between Mina JACOBOWSKY and the two
other JACOBOWSKYs in Mississippi and the Lewis and Minerva COHEN HART
and the other HART families. Or information about sponsors sending
Jewish men to New Orleans.

Other families of interest are PHILLIPS and HILBORN who also lived in
Mississippi, LAVINE (>from Makava and Warsaw) and SIMON (>from Witkoway
and Poznan), who eventually settled in Texas and WOLFE who also lived in
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. We have the history of Hirsch
Oppenheimer but not of his wife Minna WOLFE OPPENHEIMER.

All the intertwined families were present in either Mississippi,
Louisiana or Texas prior to the Civil War. The two earliest immigrants
were John D JACOBOWSKY and Hirsch OPPENHEIMER and his wife who were
included in the 1850 census.

Because there were no synagogues in these small towns or nearby makes
finding American Jewish records impossible, and because the Pike County
Courthouse burned late in the nineteenth century no county records
remain. We believe that Lewis HART was buried in New Orleans in one of
the graves that were moved, but there is no record of his burial. These
families lived in areas with few extant newspapers which makes that
means of search also impossible. Finally we do not know of any siblings
of these immigrants. So doing a roundabout search is also impossible.

So after stating all the negatives, I am hoping to find someone who
recognizes these names >from their family and might know where they
originated and have more information.

Kay Goldman, Houston, Texas USA kay@kaycgoldman.com

Moderator notes:
1. This should be sent also to the Early American SIG
2. Sig Archive search start page:
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
From: "German Jewish Genealogy [GerSIG] Moderator" <Gersigmod@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: "New Book..." about mostly German-Jewish pioneers in Louisiana
With great pleasure, I've just approved the announcement of a new
610 page Jewish-American history book in the GerSIG Forum.
"The Forgotten Jews of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana"

The author, Carol Mills-Nichol sent her "INTRO" message to the
GerSIG list in 2001.
Just 5 days later she wrote to thank GerSIG members ncluding
Rosanne Leeson for their help in finding her lost ancestors.
The Moderator added notes to both her early postings. They urged
all members, new and old, to use her excellent "INTRO" message as
a model. He encouraged everyone to send emails like it to our list. <snip>


Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Greenwald #hungary

nissen weisz
 

I'm researching about my grandfather Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Greenwald,
he was the rabbi of Ordarma, Ung, Hungary, today Storozhnytsia
Ukraine, he got married Dec. 09 1902 in Nagykapos, Ung, Slovakia, and
lived there till about 1911 when he moved to Ordarma, since he became
the rabbi over there, [but he still had some of children in
Nagykapos], on April 27 1918 his wife passed away in Nagykapos, when
she was giving birth to a child, he remarried and had more children
till his passing Jan. 11 1934, he was a weak person so he moved to
Ungvar, Ung, Hungary, today Uzhgorod, Ukraine which was the big city of
area, and passed away there.

All that's written above is >from what we know in the family, I would
like to see the documents of the above mentioned cities, to know the
exact date of birth of his children, but I couldn't find anything, I
want to ask you if you know how to achieve the documents of any of the
above cities: Ordarma, Nagykapos, or Ungvar, please contact me.

Also if you have any information, or documentation, of the above
mentioned rabbi please provide me with a copy, or send me a link of
it.

Thanks in advance

Nissen Weisz

nissenweisz@gmail.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Greenwald #hungary

nissen weisz
 

I'm researching about my grandfather Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Greenwald,
he was the rabbi of Ordarma, Ung, Hungary, today Storozhnytsia
Ukraine, he got married Dec. 09 1902 in Nagykapos, Ung, Slovakia, and
lived there till about 1911 when he moved to Ordarma, since he became
the rabbi over there, [but he still had some of children in
Nagykapos], on April 27 1918 his wife passed away in Nagykapos, when
she was giving birth to a child, he remarried and had more children
till his passing Jan. 11 1934, he was a weak person so he moved to
Ungvar, Ung, Hungary, today Uzhgorod, Ukraine which was the big city of
area, and passed away there.

All that's written above is >from what we know in the family, I would
like to see the documents of the above mentioned cities, to know the
exact date of birth of his children, but I couldn't find anything, I
want to ask you if you know how to achieve the documents of any of the
above cities: Ordarma, Nagykapos, or Ungvar, please contact me.

Also if you have any information, or documentation, of the above
mentioned rabbi please provide me with a copy, or send me a link of
it.

Thanks in advance

Nissen Weisz

nissenweisz@gmail.com


Vast array of databases at this year's IAJGS Conference in Seattle Aug 7012 #hungary

bounce-3125807-772961@...
 

The 36th annual conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies will offer an extensive and rich array of
research databases at this year's conference at the lovely Sheraton
Hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. The conference runs >from August
7 to 12, 2016. Banks of computers in the Sheraton's resource room will
be linked to a vast array of paid subscription and "behind the wall"
databases, all of which will be available for free.

Among the databases that will be running for the duration of the
conference are: the Ancestry family of websites (including
Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, Newspapers.com and Archives.com); FindMyPast;
GenTeam; MyHeritage family of websites (including MyHeritage.com,
Geni.com and World Vital Records); Godfrey.org; the New England Historic
Genealogical Society; Jewishdata.com; and many more. Yad Vashem and the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will also make their extensive
archives available through dedicated computers.

In addition, on Wednesday August 9, for one day only, the uniquely
comprehensive ProQuest newspaper archive will be available in its
entirety. "Last time we offered ProQuest, there were lines out the
door," says Jan Meisels Allen, who is in charge of the conference
databases. "Our conference has a unique emphasis on research," Allen
adds. "You can further your research while enjoying all the other
benefits of the conference."

This summer's conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer. And, as at previous conferences, remote
streaming of selected programs will be available through LIVE!

The conference's Early Registration period, which runs until April 30,
offers the lowest fees, with savings of $55 for the full conference. For
more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette Silverman,
Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman


Hungary SIG #Hungary Vast array of databases at this year's IAJGS Conference in Seattle Aug 7012 #hungary

bounce-3125807-772961@...
 

The 36th annual conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies will offer an extensive and rich array of
research databases at this year's conference at the lovely Sheraton
Hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. The conference runs >from August
7 to 12, 2016. Banks of computers in the Sheraton's resource room will
be linked to a vast array of paid subscription and "behind the wall"
databases, all of which will be available for free.

Among the databases that will be running for the duration of the
conference are: the Ancestry family of websites (including
Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, Newspapers.com and Archives.com); FindMyPast;
GenTeam; MyHeritage family of websites (including MyHeritage.com,
Geni.com and World Vital Records); Godfrey.org; the New England Historic
Genealogical Society; Jewishdata.com; and many more. Yad Vashem and the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will also make their extensive
archives available through dedicated computers.

In addition, on Wednesday August 9, for one day only, the uniquely
comprehensive ProQuest newspaper archive will be available in its
entirety. "Last time we offered ProQuest, there were lines out the
door," says Jan Meisels Allen, who is in charge of the conference
databases. "Our conference has a unique emphasis on research," Allen
adds. "You can further your research while enjoying all the other
benefits of the conference."

This summer's conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer. And, as at previous conferences, remote
streaming of selected programs will be available through LIVE!

The conference's Early Registration period, which runs until April 30,
offers the lowest fees, with savings of $55 for the full conference. For
more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette Silverman,
Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman


Kosice Synagogue - virtual tour #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Shalom,

I just wanted to let you know that since last month the Virtual tour
through Orthodox Synagogue in Kosice, Slovakia is available (using
Google StreetView technology).

You can start walking around here:
https://goo.gl/AC6Wxf

Note that you can also get outside, to see the yard and synagogue from
the street and also enter the Ludovit Feld Gallery (opposite the
synagogue entrance), where you can see the drawings of the famous
"Mengele's painter".
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%BDudov%C3%ADt_Feld

Kind regards,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


Hungary SIG #Hungary Kosice Synagogue - virtual tour #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Shalom,

I just wanted to let you know that since last month the Virtual tour
through Orthodox Synagogue in Kosice, Slovakia is available (using
Google StreetView technology).

You can start walking around here:
https://goo.gl/AC6Wxf

Note that you can also get outside, to see the yard and synagogue from
the street and also enter the Ludovit Feld Gallery (opposite the
synagogue entrance), where you can see the drawings of the famous
"Mengele's painter".
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%BDudov%C3%ADt_Feld

Kind regards,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


A slightly long-winded success story. #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear All

My great-grandfather, Georg STERNBERG, who had spent most of his adult
life in the City of Breslau died in Fuerth in 1955. He had lived
through the Second World War, despite being Jewish, mainly because he
was married to a Gentile who resisted pressure >from the authorities to
divorce. His best friend, Felix PERITZ had fled with his wife to
Palestine before the war, he died there in 1948.
In 1946, Felix traced Georg to Fuerth, Bavaria and they started
exchanging letters.

I started searching for the lost members of my mother's family in
2013. I sent a request to the International Tracing Service of the Red
Cross (ITS) about Georg STERNBERG, and a lot of documents came back,
including an enquiry >from Felix PERITZ's grandson, Joseph PEARCE, of
Antwerp, dating >from 1998.

I found Joseph late in the spring, 2015, and bought the family history
book (Terres de Promesse) that he had been researching for when he
wrote to the ITS.
Joseph sent me 2 letters that Georg had written to Felix late in 1946.
These letters contained descriptions of periods of slave labour and
imprisonment as well as a graphic account of the destruction and siege
of their Golden City of Breslau towards the end of the war. The
letters also described how Georg had tried to get food to his brother,
Siegmund and sister-in-law, Ella, who were thrown into what was left
of the White Stork Synagogue, in Breslau and left for a week before
being deported to Auschwitz and murdered, early in March 1943. There
were also 2 first names, Suse & Rudi, but no context.

With the help of many people, Axel HUBER, Andre GUENTHER and Nancy
GARSON, among them, I was able to establish that Suse was Siegmund and
Ella's daughter, who, according to the many documents published about
her in the 1960s to 1980s, escaped >from Germany over the Czech border
on skis before the Sudetenland was annexed. She went on to become a
successful dress designer, before marrying another former resident of
Breslau, Dr Gotthold PROSKAUER. They settled in Kentucky and bred
racehorses. To my despair, they died childless.

Siegmund and Ella's son, Rudi, was more troublesome to find: he had a
famous namesake. So I asked the ITS for help again. It turns out that
he fought in the Republican Army in Spain >from 1936 to 1939, was
imprisoned in the Concentration Camp of Vernet, in France, appears to
have got out before the Germans took over the Zone Libre, turned up in
Algiers in 1943, joined the British Army in North Africa. He came back
to Germany after the war, married a Jewish girl, one of the rare
survivors >from Breslau (who is now 93) and settled in Weilheim in
Bavaria. His descendants were living 5 kilometres away in Schongau, I
contacted them about 6 weeks ago, and they replied.

A few days ago, I was looking at the programme for my youngest son's
school trip to Germany: I realised that their bus was passing within 5
miles of Schongau, where these new-found cousins, Claus and his sister
Sonja STERNBERG live. My son's German teacher, who also happens to be
a personal friend, was kind enough to allow a meeting to happen, and
after a few last-minute hitches; it did, yesterday.
My family, split apart in such tragic circumstances, met once again.

I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet all together one day:
this sort of thing makes it all worthwhile.

Thanks to the many people on JewishGen and Gersig who have helped and
pointed me in the right direction, including the moderators.

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Search areas include: COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch & Strasburg
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell, Berlin and Hamburg,
Sao Paolo and Shanghai; ROSENBERG of Pyritz & Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Weilheim, Schongau, Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Berlin,
Shanghai, Erfurt and Fuerth


German SIG #Germany A slightly long-winded success story. #germany

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Dear All

My great-grandfather, Georg STERNBERG, who had spent most of his adult
life in the City of Breslau died in Fuerth in 1955. He had lived
through the Second World War, despite being Jewish, mainly because he
was married to a Gentile who resisted pressure >from the authorities to
divorce. His best friend, Felix PERITZ had fled with his wife to
Palestine before the war, he died there in 1948.
In 1946, Felix traced Georg to Fuerth, Bavaria and they started
exchanging letters.

I started searching for the lost members of my mother's family in
2013. I sent a request to the International Tracing Service of the Red
Cross (ITS) about Georg STERNBERG, and a lot of documents came back,
including an enquiry >from Felix PERITZ's grandson, Joseph PEARCE, of
Antwerp, dating >from 1998.

I found Joseph late in the spring, 2015, and bought the family history
book (Terres de Promesse) that he had been researching for when he
wrote to the ITS.
Joseph sent me 2 letters that Georg had written to Felix late in 1946.
These letters contained descriptions of periods of slave labour and
imprisonment as well as a graphic account of the destruction and siege
of their Golden City of Breslau towards the end of the war. The
letters also described how Georg had tried to get food to his brother,
Siegmund and sister-in-law, Ella, who were thrown into what was left
of the White Stork Synagogue, in Breslau and left for a week before
being deported to Auschwitz and murdered, early in March 1943. There
were also 2 first names, Suse & Rudi, but no context.

With the help of many people, Axel HUBER, Andre GUENTHER and Nancy
GARSON, among them, I was able to establish that Suse was Siegmund and
Ella's daughter, who, according to the many documents published about
her in the 1960s to 1980s, escaped >from Germany over the Czech border
on skis before the Sudetenland was annexed. She went on to become a
successful dress designer, before marrying another former resident of
Breslau, Dr Gotthold PROSKAUER. They settled in Kentucky and bred
racehorses. To my despair, they died childless.

Siegmund and Ella's son, Rudi, was more troublesome to find: he had a
famous namesake. So I asked the ITS for help again. It turns out that
he fought in the Republican Army in Spain >from 1936 to 1939, was
imprisoned in the Concentration Camp of Vernet, in France, appears to
have got out before the Germans took over the Zone Libre, turned up in
Algiers in 1943, joined the British Army in North Africa. He came back
to Germany after the war, married a Jewish girl, one of the rare
survivors >from Breslau (who is now 93) and settled in Weilheim in
Bavaria. His descendants were living 5 kilometres away in Schongau, I
contacted them about 6 weeks ago, and they replied.

A few days ago, I was looking at the programme for my youngest son's
school trip to Germany: I realised that their bus was passing within 5
miles of Schongau, where these new-found cousins, Claus and his sister
Sonja STERNBERG live. My son's German teacher, who also happens to be
a personal friend, was kind enough to allow a meeting to happen, and
after a few last-minute hitches; it did, yesterday.
My family, split apart in such tragic circumstances, met once again.

I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet all together one day:
this sort of thing makes it all worthwhile.

Thanks to the many people on JewishGen and Gersig who have helped and
pointed me in the right direction, including the moderators.

Alexander Watson, Genas (near Lyon) France a.watson.genas@gmail.com

Search areas include: COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch & Strasburg
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell, Berlin and Hamburg,
Sao Paolo and Shanghai; ROSENBERG of Pyritz & Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Weilheim, Schongau, Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Berlin,
Shanghai, Erfurt and Fuerth


ViewMate translation request - Hungarian #hungary

LISBETH
 

Dear Genners

I thank again all those who responded to my question about records
before 1838, for Unin,today in Slovakia. Sorry if I have forgotten to
answer to somebody.

As I have not found the marriage of my gggmother Rachel / Rosa / Regina
FRANKL, I will try to explore other things.

It's why I need a translation of a census of 1869 found for a family
FRANKL, living to Unin.I suppose it is written in Hungarian

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=46112


This one is only for to read what is in each column

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=46111

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much for your help.

Elisabeth Stamminger-Sonnenfeld
from France
Researching descendants of the families:

-RECTOR/REKTOR/RECKTOR >from Kuklo, Sekule, Moravský Svätý Jån (all in
Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria)
-FRANKL >from Unin in Slovkia
-LÃ?FFLER (Therezia ? was my 4th grandmother) probably born not too far
of those villages.
- BERGER >from Sekule

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate translation request - Hungarian #hungary

LISBETH
 

Dear Genners

I thank again all those who responded to my question about records
before 1838, for Unin,today in Slovakia. Sorry if I have forgotten to
answer to somebody.

As I have not found the marriage of my gggmother Rachel / Rosa / Regina
FRANKL, I will try to explore other things.

It's why I need a translation of a census of 1869 found for a family
FRANKL, living to Unin.I suppose it is written in Hungarian

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=46112


This one is only for to read what is in each column

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=46111

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much for your help.

Elisabeth Stamminger-Sonnenfeld
from France
Researching descendants of the families:

-RECTOR/REKTOR/RECKTOR >from Kuklo, Sekule, Moravský Svätý Jån (all in
Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria)
-FRANKL >from Unin in Slovkia
-LÃ?FFLER (Therezia ? was my 4th grandmother) probably born not too far
of those villages.
- BERGER >from Sekule

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond if you can help.

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