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Please Help a Hidden Child Searching Her Roots #poland

Bialystoker
 

There are many stories of Jewish child survivors of the Shoah trying to
recover their past, their family history, their names, and make
connections to living relatives. On the BIALYGen website is such a story
from Bialystok, which you will find at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Pola_Kaplan.htm.

Anna Cheszes (formerly Pola Kaplan and Anna Strzelczyk) now lives in
Toronto, Canada. For the last 25 years, she has been trying to recover
her past. Her story first appeared in a Hidden Children exhibit
presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and has been
reproduced with Anna's permission .

Tomasz Wisniewski, the well known journalist and Judaica collector,
wrote an article in a Bialystok newspaper about Anna's search for her
roots with no results. Anna has checked with the Red Cross International
Tracing Service, Concentration Camp Archives (there are no records from
Treblinka, the most likely camp where Anna's birth mother perished), the
Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Batya Unterschatz (former
Director of Israel's Jewish Agency Search Bureau for Missing Relatives),
and many other organizations established to help Hidden Children with no
results.

BIALYGen is publishing Anna's story in the hope that someone may find
something in this story that will help Anna recover her past or provide
new avenues for research.

If you have any information or leads, please contact me privately.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Please Help a Hidden Child Searching Her Roots #poland

Bialystoker
 

There are many stories of Jewish child survivors of the Shoah trying to
recover their past, their family history, their names, and make
connections to living relatives. On the BIALYGen website is such a story
from Bialystok, which you will find at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/Pola_Kaplan.htm.

Anna Cheszes (formerly Pola Kaplan and Anna Strzelczyk) now lives in
Toronto, Canada. For the last 25 years, she has been trying to recover
her past. Her story first appeared in a Hidden Children exhibit
presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and has been
reproduced with Anna's permission .

Tomasz Wisniewski, the well known journalist and Judaica collector,
wrote an article in a Bialystok newspaper about Anna's search for her
roots with no results. Anna has checked with the Red Cross International
Tracing Service, Concentration Camp Archives (there are no records from
Treblinka, the most likely camp where Anna's birth mother perished), the
Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Batya Unterschatz (former
Director of Israel's Jewish Agency Search Bureau for Missing Relatives),
and many other organizations established to help Hidden Children with no
results.

BIALYGen is publishing Anna's story in the hope that someone may find
something in this story that will help Anna recover her past or provide
new avenues for research.

If you have any information or leads, please contact me privately.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator


Australian Marriage - Marks #unitedkingdom

Lesley Hannah <hannahl@...>
 

I sent to NSW BMD office for a marriage certificate between David Marks and Miriam Mandelson in June 1871. Given that this date was well after the introduction of statutory registration I expected the certificate to provide answers to at least some of the questions I had about this couple.

However, the certificate has just arrived - the following boxes have been left blank (a) birthplace of bride and groom (b) Bride and Groom's parents' names (c) mother's maiden name (d) fathers' occupations (e) ages of bride and groom. In fact the only information included on the certificate is the information I had to give to purchase it.

The couple were married in the Sydney Synagogue York (??) Street.

Does anyone else have experience of Australian certificates - and any suggestions as to how I could find any more information about my couple?

Thanks - any help will be appreciated.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Australian Marriage - Marks #unitedkingdom

Lesley Hannah <hannahl@...>
 

I sent to NSW BMD office for a marriage certificate between David Marks and Miriam Mandelson in June 1871. Given that this date was well after the introduction of statutory registration I expected the certificate to provide answers to at least some of the questions I had about this couple.

However, the certificate has just arrived - the following boxes have been left blank (a) birthplace of bride and groom (b) Bride and Groom's parents' names (c) mother's maiden name (d) fathers' occupations (e) ages of bride and groom. In fact the only information included on the certificate is the information I had to give to purchase it.

The couple were married in the Sydney Synagogue York (??) Street.

Does anyone else have experience of Australian certificates - and any suggestions as to how I could find any more information about my couple?

Thanks - any help will be appreciated.


U.S. Government documents with photos #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

A distant relative who does not have a photo of his great-grandmother
asked me recently about obtaining one. (He is 80 years old, and if his
grandmother is in any old family photos, there are no other relatives who
can identify her.) So I started to think about U.S. government documents.
Besides passports and declarations of intention to obtain citizenship,
does anybody have other suggestions?

Additionally, does anybody know the years that photographs were
required on these and other documents?

The woman in question came >from Europe to the U.S. at the end of the
19th or beginning of the 20th century, but answers don't have to apply to
her. (Driver's licenses are out, though.)

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.
searching for... LEWITAN (Rypin, Myszyniec, and Goworow, Pol.), SAPIRA
(Gac, Pol.), ELIAS/ELJASZ (Rypin, Pol.), NIEDOBITEK (Rypin, Pol.),
MIRELMAN (Rypin, Pol.), BLANK (Niedzwiada, Mala, Debica, and Ropczyce,
Pol.), REBHUN/REPHAN/RAPHAN/REPHEN (Rzemien, Mala, Debica, and Ropczyce,
Pol.), STRICK (Mielec and Ropczyce, Pol.), KORN (Gorlice and Ropczyce,
Pol.), and ATLAS/ATLASS (Frankfort, Ger. and Wien/Vienna, Austria), HERZOG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. Government documents with photos #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

A distant relative who does not have a photo of his great-grandmother
asked me recently about obtaining one. (He is 80 years old, and if his
grandmother is in any old family photos, there are no other relatives who
can identify her.) So I started to think about U.S. government documents.
Besides passports and declarations of intention to obtain citizenship,
does anybody have other suggestions?

Additionally, does anybody know the years that photographs were
required on these and other documents?

The woman in question came >from Europe to the U.S. at the end of the
19th or beginning of the 20th century, but answers don't have to apply to
her. (Driver's licenses are out, though.)

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.
searching for... LEWITAN (Rypin, Myszyniec, and Goworow, Pol.), SAPIRA
(Gac, Pol.), ELIAS/ELJASZ (Rypin, Pol.), NIEDOBITEK (Rypin, Pol.),
MIRELMAN (Rypin, Pol.), BLANK (Niedzwiada, Mala, Debica, and Ropczyce,
Pol.), REBHUN/REPHAN/RAPHAN/REPHEN (Rzemien, Mala, Debica, and Ropczyce,
Pol.), STRICK (Mielec and Ropczyce, Pol.), KORN (Gorlice and Ropczyce,
Pol.), and ATLAS/ATLASS (Frankfort, Ger. and Wien/Vienna, Austria), HERZOG


Vermont and Sweden -- restrictions on genealogists #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Below are two URL's for newspaper articles shared by a Jewish Genner with me
in my capacity as chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access and
Monitoring Committee. These are brought to you for information only on the
issue of potential denial of access to vital records and sharing of family
history information via the internet. Please share with me any information
you find where potential denial of access of vital records may be caused by
government actions.

Vermont: It appears, while the long-awaited, proposed regulations for the
Intelligence Reform Act provision which would severely limit who may access
birth records have not yet been released, Vermont is gearing up in
anticipation of the regulations. For more information on this issue see:
http://www.IAJGS.org scroll down to ECHO and click on it then click on
September 2005 issue.

Vermont Clerks Prepare for Restrictions on Vital Records Access
http://tinyurl.com/bgk46

Sweden's Board of Data Inspection has requested the Swedish Genealogical
Societies remove any reference to race or ethnic origin >from their websites
stating someone who lived in the 18th century who has living descendents
must first consent before such data can be made public or they are in
violation of Sweden's personal data act.

Online family trees "break personal data law" (Sweden)
http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2419&date=20051103

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS board member and Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee
Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vermont and Sweden -- restrictions on genealogists #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Below are two URL's for newspaper articles shared by a Jewish Genner with me
in my capacity as chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access and
Monitoring Committee. These are brought to you for information only on the
issue of potential denial of access to vital records and sharing of family
history information via the internet. Please share with me any information
you find where potential denial of access of vital records may be caused by
government actions.

Vermont: It appears, while the long-awaited, proposed regulations for the
Intelligence Reform Act provision which would severely limit who may access
birth records have not yet been released, Vermont is gearing up in
anticipation of the regulations. For more information on this issue see:
http://www.IAJGS.org scroll down to ECHO and click on it then click on
September 2005 issue.

Vermont Clerks Prepare for Restrictions on Vital Records Access
http://tinyurl.com/bgk46

Sweden's Board of Data Inspection has requested the Swedish Genealogical
Societies remove any reference to race or ethnic origin >from their websites
stating someone who lived in the 18th century who has living descendents
must first consent before such data can be made public or they are in
violation of Sweden's personal data act.

Online family trees "break personal data law" (Sweden)
http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2419&date=20051103

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS board member and Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee
Chairperson


Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Robert E. Heyman <robeh1@...>
 

Maurine,

This is no change. There is no 'h' in Russian, so you are likely to see
anything with an 'h'
spelled with a 'g' instead.

Robert

Maurine Starr wrote:


Please be advised that my family >from Vilna were known as Kagan/Kogan
and when living in NY were all known as COHEN.......


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Robert E. Heyman <robeh1@...>
 

Maurine,

This is no change. There is no 'h' in Russian, so you are likely to see
anything with an 'h'
spelled with a 'g' instead.

Robert

Maurine Starr wrote:


Please be advised that my family >from Vilna were known as Kagan/Kogan
and when living in NY were all known as COHEN.......


Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Barbara Krueger <krueger@...>
 

We think our's were COHN or KOHN , but it could be KAHN also.

Barbara Krueger
Labe or Brine(nee?) TARAKAN, Khaschavatoya (Choszczewato ,Hashchevater),
Podolia daughters Udel and Chia Leah TARAKAN.
Yossel or Josef MELAMUD of Karkov husband of Udel TARAKAN
Chia Leah TARAKAN wife of Joseph BLINDER (BINDER, BLUMBERG)
BORTZ, and COHN >from Wieda (Wuda?) near Koeningsberg (Kaliningrad)
LIN (LIND or LINDT), BALLANOFF, OFFSEY >from Daugavpils/Dvinsk

On 16 Nov 2005, at 01:27, Angela Carter wrote:
I am trying to find possible surname variations of LEWIS and
COHEN. These family members would have lived in Jelgava/Mitau late
19th c.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Barbara Krueger <krueger@...>
 

We think our's were COHN or KOHN , but it could be KAHN also.

Barbara Krueger
Labe or Brine(nee?) TARAKAN, Khaschavatoya (Choszczewato ,Hashchevater),
Podolia daughters Udel and Chia Leah TARAKAN.
Yossel or Josef MELAMUD of Karkov husband of Udel TARAKAN
Chia Leah TARAKAN wife of Joseph BLINDER (BINDER, BLUMBERG)
BORTZ, and COHN >from Wieda (Wuda?) near Koeningsberg (Kaliningrad)
LIN (LIND or LINDT), BALLANOFF, OFFSEY >from Daugavpils/Dvinsk

On 16 Nov 2005, at 01:27, Angela Carter wrote:
I am trying to find possible surname variations of LEWIS and
COHEN. These family members would have lived in Jelgava/Mitau late
19th c.


Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Russ <russel_singer@...>
 

Cohen = Kagan?
At least that's what my Cohen relatives have told me.

Russ Singer in the Bay Area, CA

searching for:
SINGER - Medzhibozh, Brooklyn, Bayonne NJ
BAUER, STEIN, STARK, WANDER - Lviv, Brooklyn, Bayonne, NJ
METZGER - Hannover, New York, New Jersey
MAYER, ARON - Lethringen (Lorraine), Freeport NY
HERTZBERG - Riga, Lowell MA, Jersey City
COHEN, UDELAVITCH, LOVETT, SHARPE, BRESTH, NUSENOF - Riga, Lowell MA, Nashua NH

----- Original Message -----
On 16 Nov 2005, at 01:27, Angela Carter wrote:
I am trying to find possible surname variations of LEWIS and
COHEN. These family members would have lived in Jelgava/Mitau late
19th c.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Russ <russel_singer@...>
 

Cohen = Kagan?
At least that's what my Cohen relatives have told me.

Russ Singer in the Bay Area, CA

searching for:
SINGER - Medzhibozh, Brooklyn, Bayonne NJ
BAUER, STEIN, STARK, WANDER - Lviv, Brooklyn, Bayonne, NJ
METZGER - Hannover, New York, New Jersey
MAYER, ARON - Lethringen (Lorraine), Freeport NY
HERTZBERG - Riga, Lowell MA, Jersey City
COHEN, UDELAVITCH, LOVETT, SHARPE, BRESTH, NUSENOF - Riga, Lowell MA, Nashua NH

----- Original Message -----
On 16 Nov 2005, at 01:27, Angela Carter wrote:
I am trying to find possible surname variations of LEWIS and
COHEN. These family members would have lived in Jelgava/Mitau late
19th c.


Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Maurine Starr <maurine5@...>
 

Martha wrote:
Why would COHEN be anything but COHEN.....
Please be advised that my family >from Vilna were known as Kagan/Kogan
and when living in NY were all known as COHEN.......

maurine starr
researching: Vilna, Trakai, Krislava
Indurski, Kagan/Kogan, Cohen


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Surname Variations #latvia

Maurine Starr <maurine5@...>
 

Martha wrote:
Why would COHEN be anything but COHEN.....
Please be advised that my family >from Vilna were known as Kagan/Kogan
and when living in NY were all known as COHEN.......

maurine starr
researching: Vilna, Trakai, Krislava
Indurski, Kagan/Kogan, Cohen


Finding Our Fathers on sale #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello Genners,
The very well known auction site is selling Rottenberg's bestseller "Finding Our Fathers", 1977 edition.
Regards
Tom
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary Finding Our Fathers on sale #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello Genners,
The very well known auction site is selling Rottenberg's bestseller "Finding Our Fathers", 1977 edition.
Regards
Tom
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Steinbrecher and Marmostien #hungary

georges <georges.graner@...>
 

Hello H-siggers,

Henry Schwartz asked :

"Also, Since you live in France Would you know any Steinbrecher or
Marmorstien family overthere?"

According to the French Phone Book, there are 12 STEINBRECHER in
France at present. No idea whether they are Jews or not. I can send
you their address privately.
There are neither MARMORSTIEN nor MARMORSTEIN



Georges GRANER (Paris, France)
georges.graner@wanadoo.fr
Webmaster of Cercle de Généalogie Juive www.genealoj.org


Likely war fought in 1850'/early 1860's By Austro-Hungary Army? #hungary

Eva Blanket
 

Can anyone advise me as to a war that was fought in the 1850's or possibly
early 1860's by the Austro-Hungarian army? I am trying to find out details
of my gggf (?)HERMAN who was possibly in the Austro-Hungarian Army and
sustained war wounds as a result. He lived in either Tuchol'ka or Turka in
GALICIA. He apparently received a invalid's war pension but died thereafter
whilst his wife Chava HERMAN was pregnant. Am I correct even in thinking he
would have been in the Austro-Hungarian Army or would he have been in the
Polish Army?)

I need this information to try and date his death and the subsequent birth
of the baby (The mother died giving birth). The problem is I don't even know
his given name. Could anyone advise the best method of trying to get details
of his military records.....can this be done online?

Regards,
Eva BLANKET (nee DAVIS)
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
eva.b@bigpond.net.au

Searching HERMAN (Turka/Tuchol'ka(POLAND)/Nizni Vorota(Verecky))
DAVIDOVITS (Szinever/Chust)
LIPSHITZ?LIFSHITS (Zdeneve)
WEISS (Talamas/Hukliva)
all originally Austro-Hungary then Czech. and today
the Ukraine.