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The JewishGen Weekly News Nosh: September 18, 2022 #JewishGenUpdates

Phil Goldfarb
 


The Weekly News Nosh

JewishGen Weekly E-Newsletter

Phil Goldfarb, Editor

Date: September 18, 2022 

“A Family Without The Knowledge Of Their Past History, Origin And Culture Is Like A Tree Without Roots”

 

A lot of diverse and interesting genealogical, historical, and cultural stories today. There is something to "nosh" on for everyone...enjoy!   

Regards,

Phil

pgoldfarb@...

  1. The JewishGen High Holiday Companion 2022/5783 is now available. JewishGen is pleased to present the JewishGen High Holiday Companion 2022/5783, which contains inspirational vignettes about how Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were observed in various communities. This year's collection includes towns in Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus, and includes the account of Holocaust Survivors observing Rosh Hashana in their hometown after the war - a town which did not have even one standing synagogue for them to pray in. Particularly during this troubling time throughout the world, we hope that this companion will inspire you to connect with previous generations, and to help preserve and perpetuate the values which they held most dear. There are two ways to read the High Holiday Companion: (1) Click here to download as a PDF (2) Click here to read it online.

 

  1. ViewMate recorded its 100,000th upload. ViewMate, JewishGen's service where you upload images and get translations of documents, commentary on your research, and identification of genealogy-related photos and artifacts, recorded its 100,000th upload on 18 September 2022! You can view current submissions at https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/view.asp and search the archived images at https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/v_filterarchivesrch.asp .ViewMate has more than 270 active volunteers who generously offer their skills and expertise to translate or respond to other questions about your documents and images. In the past year, more than 920 users submitted 4561 items.

 

  1. Genome-wide data from medieval German Jews show that the Ashkenazi founder event pre-dated the 14th century. Ashkenazi Jews (AJ) emerged as a distinctive ethno-religious cultural group in the Rhineland and Northern France in the 10th century. A DNA study reports genome-wide data for 33 Ashkenazi Jews (AJ), dated to the 14th century, following a salvage excavation at the medieval Jewish cemetery of Erfurt, Germany. The results suggest that the AJ founder event and the acquisition of the main sources of ancestry pre-dated the 14th century and highlight late medieval genetic heterogeneity no longer present in modern AJ. Read the very detailed scientific DNA study:  Genome-wide data from medieval German Jews show that the Ashkenazi founder event pre-dated the 14th century | bioRxiv

 

  1. New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch. This week 300,000 new, searchable, indexed records from the United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books (1800 – 1955), and expanded archives for Benin, Chili, France, Mexico, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, S Africa, and the Ukraine have been added. Also, additional United States records from Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Virginia. Millions of new genealogy records are added each week. Read their blog: New Free Records on FamilySearch 12 Sept 2022  View their records at: Search Historical Records • FamilySearch. For other genealogy content, peruse over 1,500 free, on-demand sessions from Roots Tech. On Demand • RootsTech 2022 • FamilySearch  

 

  1. Findmypast Adds New Records Across Three Collections. This includes new study school records, marriage bonds and monumental inscriptions, all entirely exclusive to Findmypast. Read the information from their blog: . https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/school-records-marriage-bonds

 

  1. Findmypast Free Access to Newspaper Archive to Honor the Late Queen. Speaking of Findmypast, to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II, they are offering their newspaper archive free of charge from Friday September 16 at 10:00 BST (British Summer Time) until Tuesday 20, 2022 10:00 BST. You can use the time zone converter to convert times to your local time by going to: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html To search the newspapers go to: https://www.findmypast.com/page/free-access  You will need to register with name and email address, but no credit card information is required.

 

  1. “A Bittersweet Joy." Survivor Siblings Discovered through Search for Family Roots. The last time 87-year-old Wolf Hall saw his 90-year-old older sister Esther Bielski (née Hauszpeigel) was in 1940 in the Lodz ghetto. Wolf was 17 at the time and had left the ghetto together with his parents and six of his siblings for Krasnik, the first in a series of several relocations during the war. Esther's fate, however, took her to the Radom ghetto, and Wolf never heard from her again. Read the remarkable story from Yad Vashem: "A Bittersweet Joy" (yadvashem.org)

 

  1. French Genealogy Blog Article on French Genealogy-Ancien régime Geography. For those researching older French history The French Genealogy Blog has an interesting article about ancient France and Jews and where they lived prior to their expulsion in 1394. The article has maps of how France looked at the time. Anne Mordell, a professional genealogist living in France wrote the article. She also reminds us of the language differences and that in all locations Jewish documents may also be in Hebrew. Mordell also states the best research for each of the different regions may be done at Departmental and Municipal archives with their names, but not their websites. To read the posting go to: https://french-genealogy.typepad.com/genealogie/2022/09/french-jewish-genealogy-ancien-r%C3%A9gime-geography-is-important.html Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for this story.

 

  1. Noah’s Ark mosaic puts ancient Jordan synagogue on tourist map. As Arab countries from Bahrain to Morocco reconnect with their Jewish communities, church ruins in Jerash hearken back to biblical flood story. When archeologists first excavated the remnants of a sixth-century church in the ancient city of Jerash in 1929, they uncovered a mosaic floor filled with images of gazelles, horses, birds, rabbits, snakes and other creatures that tell the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Also revealed by the American-British research team were a seven-branched menorah, a ram’s horn, a palm frond and other Jewish icons that indicated the Byzantine church had been built on the foundations of what was once a synagogue. Read the story: Noah's Ark mosaic puts ancient Jordan synagogue on tourist map - The Circuit

 

  1. Meet the Rabbi Who Ended 1300 Years of Ritual Humiliation. In the year 532 CE, the Byzantine Emperor Justinian proclaimed that Jews could not provide testimony in a Christian court. The prevailing assumption was that the word of a Jew could not be trusted. This proved to be a fairly unworkable ban, so over the centuries a bizarre ritual developed, designed to intimidate Jews from their presumed predilection for untruthfulness. Known as the More Iudaico, Latin for “Jewish custom,” Jews who appeared in court were required to subjugate themselves to a broad array of humiliating circumstances, from calling down Biblical curses upon themselves if they were to lie in court, to standing bare-chested and bare headed on a bloody pigskin, with one hand on an open Bible, to discourage any possible dissimulation. Amazingly, some version of the More Iudaico persisted well into the 19th century, even in otherwise “enlightened” countries like England and France. That is, until 1838, when young Lazare Isidor appeared on the scene. Read the full story from Aish: Meet the Rabbi Who Ended 1300 Years of Ritual Humiliation - aish.com

 

  1. Yeshiva University brings exhibition on Samaritans to DC’s Museum of the Bible. Artifacts include paintings, manuscripts, books, photography, ritual objects and archaeological discoveries from Greece, Italy and Israel. The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is opening a new exhibition with unprecedented access to the life, culture and history of the Samaritans, a 2,000-year-old community. The Samaritans have lived in the Land of Israel, beside their sacred mountain, for millennia. They trace their lineage back to the Israelite tribe of Ephraim. Read the story from JNS: Yeshiva University brings exhibition on Samaritans to DC’s Museum of the Bible - JNS.org

 

  1. Rare, stolen 2,000-year-old silver coin returned to Israeli authorities in US. A Quarter-shekel minted in 69CE was smuggled out of country to black market; international probe results in it finally being restored to Israel Antiquities Authority. The quarter-shekel coin is from the fourth year of the Jewish Great Revolt against the Romans, which took place in 66-73 CE. It was minted in 69 CE, a year before the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by Roman authorities seeking to suppress the Jewish revolt against their rule. Read the story from the Times of Israel: Rare, stolen 2,000-year-old silver coin returned to Israeli authorities in US | The Times of Israel

 

  1. At ‘The Fabelmans’ premiere, Steven Spielberg discusses how his Jewish identity is portrayed in the autobiographical film. It would be difficult to debate what Steven Spielberg’s “most Jewish” film has been, after a career with highlights such as “Schindler’s List” and “Munich.” But it’s now clear what the famed director’s most personal film is. Spielberg introduced “The Fabelmans,” his upcoming semi-autobiographical movie about his Jewish upbringing and his formative early years as an aspiring filmmaker, Read the story from JTA: At ‘The Fabelmans’ premiere, Steven Spielberg discusses how his Jewish identity is portrayed in the autobiographical film - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)

 

  1. Over 25,000 Jewish partisans fought back against the Nazis. A new film tells eight of their stories. Director Julia Mintz interviewed some of the last surviving partisans for her documentary “Four Winters.” It started with the story of a young girl who encamped in a ditch and exploded a Nazi train heading to the frontlines. This girl wasn’t alone, but a member of a network of Jewish partisans numbering over 25,000 who fought Nazis and their collaborators in the woods of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland. Read the story from the Forward: Over 25,000 Jewish partisans fought back against the Nazis. A new film tells 8 of their stories. – The Forward

 

  1. Camel Caravans, Kasbahs and Berber Jews…50, 000 Once Lived There. Moment magazine has an interesting article, Camels Caravans, Kasbahs and Berber Jews. https://momentmag.com/camel-caravans-kasbahs-and-berber-jews/  NOTE: This is a subscription publication but permits a limited number of free articles. At one time, the ghetto in Marrakesh, Morocco, had 50,000 Jews. There were 42 synagogues, now there are two. The Lazama Synagogue was first founded in 1492 by Iberian Jews fleeing the Inquisition. This is where the city’s 150 remaining Jews come to pray.  Unlike in Ashkenazi shuls, long rows of seats face each other in traditional Moroccan style, allowing sons to face their fathers in prayer and separating the pulpit from the bimah. It has been restored under King Mohammed VI’s $20 million budget initiative. Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for this story.

 

  1. Did Nazis make these Jewish women infertile? New research suggests female Auschwitz prisoners may have been given hormones in their soup that blocked their periods and hampered their ability to have children after the war. A survivor who worked in the Auschwitz kitchen said she was instructed to mix “very light pink chemicals” into women’s food as armed guards looked on. “Nobody’s ever studied its long-term impact,” said Peggy J. Kleinplatz, a professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa, who authored the study, published this month in the academic journal Social Science & Medicine. Read the story from the Forward: Did Nazis make these Jewish women infertile? – The Forward

 

  1. Prague’s Jews build monument out of headstones plundered under communism. During and after the decimation of Eastern Europe’s Jewish populations in the Holocaust, even the dead were not spared: Locals, their Nazi occupiers and their communist rulers looted Jewish cemeteries for headstones and used them to pave roads and build countless public buildings, including schools, park pavilions and even churches. This month the Jewish community of Prague in the Czech Republic unveiled a new monument at its cemetery in an attempt to undo some of the damage. The monument consists of about 6,000 cobblestones made from Jewish headstones that were used in 1987 to pave Prague’s Wenceslas Square. The municipality handed over the stones to the Jewish community in 2020, after the stones were removed during renovations. Read the story from JTA: Prague's Jews build monument out of headstones plundered under communism - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)

 

  1. Stolen by the Nazis: A Book’s Rediscovery in Jerusalem. The long journey of a book of Leviticus that was hidden in a Vienna basement during the Nazi era, before eventually making its way to the National Library of Israel’s Conservation and Restoration Lab. The book had been given as a gift to a bar mitzvah boy in 1936. Tragically, the gift’s recipient and his family perished in the Holocaust some years later. The Nazis looted many Jewish libraries in Austria on Kristallnacht and in the period that followed. Read the full story from the National Library of Israel: Stolen by the Nazis: A Book’s Rediscovery in Jerusalem (nli.org.il)

 

  1. Germany to pay £1 billion ($1.2 billion US dollars) in compensation to Holocaust survivors next year on the anniversary of a deal struck 70 years ago for Jewish victims of the Nazis. The body that handles claims for compensation and restitution says extra funds will be available for survivors fleeing the war in Ukraine. Read the story from Jewish News: Germany to pay £1 billion in compensation to Holocaust survivors next year | Jewish News

 

  1. Israeli archeologists discover 'once-in-a-lifetime find' of ancient pottery under beach. The burial cave in Israel from the Late Bronze Age, the time of Pharaoh Ramses II – possibly from the story of the Exodus from Egypt - contained dozens of intact objects. The cave was filled with dozens of whole pottery and bronze vessels just as they were placed during the burial ceremony, about 3,300 years ago. Read the story from the Jerusalem Post: Israeli archeologists find 'once-in-a-lifetime find' of ancient pottery - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

 

  1. AJ Dillon, on being a Jew of color – Green Bay Packers running back said he’s been lucky to always have support. Dillon’s interview took place at the BBYO International Convention in Baltimore.  Asking Dillon about his engagement in Jewish life throughout his childhood, he said: “Growing up, my mom’s side of the family was very Jewish, and I went to Hebrew school. I was very active, and I’m part of the Hendel family if there’s anybody in the Hendel family out here, and it’s just a long lineage and I’m happy to be a part of the culture that they have and continue.” Read the story: AJ Dillon, on being a Jew of color – Green Bay Packers running back said he’s been lucky to always have support | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle  

 

 

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World War II #holocaust

DEBORAH STONE
 

I have been puzzled by this for a very long time. Where were the Jews in the USA in the 1930's while FDR was President? Where was the outrage & protests? What was the response of the ADL? I have not been able to find very much information on this topic.  Deborah Stone, San Diego, CA


The JGS of Pittsburgh Presents: “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” with Libby Copeland #dna #jgs-iajgs #events

Steve Jaron
 



Please join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00pm (US Eastern) for our upcoming program “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” with Libby Copeland

In this presentation, Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. She will draw on her years of research for her book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With close to 40 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

To register please visit https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/jewish-genealogical-society-libby-copeland-oct-6-2022

The cost for this program is $5 for the general public.

All programs are free for members of the JGS of Pittsburgh.

This virtual program will be presented via Zoom and recorded. After the program, the recording will be made available to JGS of Pittsburgh members who are current with their dues.

All attendees are encouraged to log onto the presentation 30 minutes early for a virtual open house. It’s an opportunity to share genealogy stories and make new friends.

For information on membership and future programs please visit our website at www.pghjgs.org

Steven Jaron

JGS of Pittsburgh President


Re: Was there an age rule for children traveling with mother to Ellis Island in 1913? #usa #general

Johanna
 

Hi Susan,
Your response brings up another question for me!  I just looked up the fire on Ellis Island and see it happened in 1897.  Was the immigration center shut down for three years?  Did immigrants still come through but accommodations were not as good? I have paperwork for my great grandfather who appears to have gone through Ellis Island in 1899.  Then his son travels through Philadelphia in 1900, we couldn't figure out why that would be. Was it because the immigration center was closed at that time?  The rest of the family comes in three shifts.  His daughter in 1901 is detained at Ellis Island until her gets here, etc.
Thank you,
Johanna Pertuis


Translation request #translation #records #poland

Jeffrey Cohen
 

I would very much appreciate obtaining the basis details from these two Polish record of the Lorek family.

Kind regards

Jeffrey Cohen
London, UK


Re: LEMZE as first name #latvia #names

Jody Tzucker
 

It seems to me this may be a typo on the record. i have seen Benzion shortened to Benze or phonetically, Bentse. 

Jody Tzucker
Carmel IN


LEMZE as first name #latvia #names

JB Royal
 

I have confirmed this is the great grandfather of the person I am helping but the first name LEMZE appears as her father's name but the Latvian birth record of the daughter says his name is Benzion Samuel?
 
Could you please tell me what name LEMZE is derived from?



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James Royal
 


Phil Chikov #general

Marlene Krantz
 



 



My grandfather was born Picus Chykov in 1888. In America his name was Philip KOFF. He was a Russian soldier and came to the USA in 1912. He came with his wife Sarah to the USA. He left behind parents and siblings. I’m looking for his family and wondering if they all died in the Holocaust?
Marlene Krantz



Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Apologies up front for OT digression but this seems a good place to pop my head up with so many knowledgable people engaged. I have been sitting on the fence for a long time re DNA testing but realise this is my only path for answers. I want to find the 1917 unnamed father of a close (deceased) female relative from UK. What tests should I pay for?

--
Pieter Hoekstra 
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


French Genealogy Blog Article on French Genealogy-Ancien régime Geography is Important #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

For those researching older French history The French Genealogy Blog has an interesting article about ancient France and Jews and where they lived prior to their expulsion in 1394. The article has maps of how France looked at the time. It states, “that if working only with a modern map of France you will have the impression that the three main areas of Jewish communities, the Southwest, Alsace-Lorraine and Papal States and Provence survived the expulsion within France but they were not within France at the time and areas not within France at the time of the expulsion as areas were controlled by other powers:

  • By the English in the far northwest and the southwest region of Aquitaine
  • A tiny bit in the south belonged to the Kingdom of Navarre
  • The Holy Roman Empire held the northeast
  • Free Burgundy, Savoy and the Papal States owned all the rest of what is now eastern France

 

Paris was a special as – while Jews were not supposed to living there, most likely they were.”

 

Anne Mordell wrote the article and she is a professional  genealogist living in France.

 

She also reminds us of the language differences and that in all locations Jewish documents may also be in Hebrew.

Mordell also states the best research for each of the different regions may be done at Departmental and Municipal archives with their names, but not their websites.

 

To read the posting go to:

https://french-genealogy.typepad.com/genealogie/2022/09/french-jewish-genealogy-ancien-r%C3%A9gime-geography-is-important.html

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Document describing the founding of the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg in 1915 #southafrica

Roy Ogus
 

A document that describes the founding of the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg in 1915 has been posted on the Southern African SIG Johannesburg Communities web page at:



The document also includes the proposed bylaws of the congregation, as well as a list of the names of the founding members, board members, and other officials.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
roy.ogus at outlook.com

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Findmypast Free Access to Newspaper Archive to Honor the Late Queen #announcements #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

To honor the late Queen Elizabeth ll, findmypast is offering their newspaper archive free of charge Friday September 16 10:00 BST until Tuesday 20, 2022 10:00BST.Use time zone converter to convert times to your local time by using: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

To search the newspapers go to: https://www.findmypast.com/page/free-access

You will need to register with name and email address. No credit card information is required.

 

Your search results will have a newspaper and camera icon. When you click on it you will see the name or subject highlighted in the article.

 

To access findmypast's historical newspapers, select 'Search' and then 'Newspapers and Periodicals' from the site menu when logged in. You'll be taken to our newspaper search where you can choose a collection and filter your search by date, access type location, newspaper title and article type.

If you try to search after September 20 or try to search the other collections, you will be invited to subscribe.

 

I have no affiliation with findmypast and am sharing this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

Cathy Miller
 

I would agree with buying Your DNA Guide: The book.

I did a couple of courses with Diahan Southard (Y DNA and autosomal DNA) and the book came along with the course on Autosomal DNA. I learned a huge amount from the course (and the book) that I wish I had learned at the start of this DNA matching exploration which by the way has been very fruitful indeed. But the course is not cheap and the one you would really need at start out is the autosomal one which in any event takes 6 weeks..

She has a lot of practical tools and advice in the book - minimum segment size for example to consider a true relative, a bit on endogamy and so on. I am not sure how well it would work in isolation from the course. On the other hand the book could be a good back up to the course offered by Arthur - and I will be watching this space to see if he offers a free beginners course as I still consider myself a beginner
--
Cathy Miller, New Zealand
cathymillernz@...


Re: Need help reading passenger list #records #usa

jbonline1111@...
 

Can you either put this in viewmate or give the link to the page?  It is rather tiny to read on the computer this way. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

LMEIXLER@...
 

HI Barry,

I would suggest going to www.stevemorse.org.

On the left column, go to "genetics"

He has a very easy to follow and very thorough discussion of DNA, etc.

Best regards,

Lew Meixler
Beth El Genealogy Club
East Windsor, NJ 


Re: Advice sought on DNA for beginners #dna

EA Wurster
 

Barry, 
I went down through the list of books at https://isogg.org/wiki/Genetic_genealogy_books and found Your DNA Guide: The Book (2020). Author is Diahan Southard. I haven't read the book, but I've been on the site where book and other materials can be found: https://www.yourdnaguide.com/your-dna-guide-the-book. There are free downloads in each area. I read one called, "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW About DNA Testing and Family History." I think the downloads and/or book may provide you with the top-level framework you're looking for. 

Since the technolgy and techniques frequently evolve, you do find many workshops and videos, and experience difficulty "putting it all together.". And the resources may be specific to certain populations and/or DNA testing sites. So developing a generic base knowledge, like you're asking, is a great idea. I think of your request as something that a professor answers in the very first class in a life-long course about genealogy. If you can develop good direction from the first class (or book), you'll be able to categorize everything that comes later, I'm sure.
--
Ed Wurster
Voorhees, NJ
Leider (Leader) | Samowitz (Samuels)


Re: Seeking Seattle public library member for obit lookup #records #usa

tompa@...
 

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 07:59 PM, Sara Spiegel wrote:
August 11, 1970
Attached is a PDF of the page with her obituary.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA


Re: Help reading passenger list #translation

Sherri Bobish
 

Linda,

Since Meyer Gold's address is in Cornelia, Ga, I did a search at Ancestry for surname Blumenthal and Cornelia, GA in the lived in field, and found a 1924 U.S. passport application for Gershon Blumenthal, born in Bialystok in 1899.  Gershon's father is Meyer David Blumenthal.  The passport application has a photo of Gershon.

M. GOLD of Cornelia, GA was a witness to Gershon Blumenthal's 1922 petition for naturalization.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.); LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.); WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.); SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)


Seeking Seattle public library member for obit lookup #records #usa

Sara Spiegel
 

The Seattle public library has digitized copies of the Seattle Times archive available to library members. Is there a Seattle resident out there who would be willing to look up an obituary for me? I'm not asking for a visit to the library, just hoping someone can see if the obituary is available online through the library website.

I believe that the obituary was published on August 11, 1970. The details are:
Rebecca Weisberg ABBIT
Born approx. 1895 in Russia; lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died August 10, 1970 in Seattle, Washington
She had children Ernest, Harry, Minnie, and Bessie.

Thank you for any guidance or assistance!

Kind regards,
Sara Spiegel - Redwood City, CA
Researching WEISBERG, DUGAN/DUGIM, GOLDFARB in Pittsburgh, PA


Re: Help reading passenger list #translation

Diane Jacobs
 

Above Meyer Gold it says daughter ?. Smith,
11 Glendale Street, Brockton, Mass.

Diane Jacobs


On Sep 16, 2022, at 5:28 PM, David Buford <davidlinda@...> wrote:

from daddy's passenger list.png
 
I need help reading what is written above Meyer Gold. Part is George Blumenthal but can not make out the rest.
Thanks in advance.

--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ, GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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