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Re: JewishGen's Weekly News Nosh September 25, 2022 #JewishGenUpdates

sharon yampell
 

L’SHANA TOVA TO THE ENTIRE JEWISH GEN FAMILY…

 

And especially to those who may already be family, but we have not yet discovered how!!

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Researcher #128890

Marlton, NJ

 

From: Abramselaine via groups.jewishgen.org
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Thank you, Phil!

 

L'Shanah  Tovah to you, your family and friends, all at JewishGen, all the world.

May the year be healthy and peaceful.

 

Thank you for all you're doing for all of us.

Warmly,

Elaine

 

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The Weekly News Nosh

JewishGen Weekly E-Newsletter

Phil Goldfarb, Editor

Date: September 25, 2022 

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

 

A Happy and Healthy New Year to AllWhat better way to start off the new year than to peruse and “nosh” on some Jewish genealogy, culture, and history stories!

 

Enjoy this week’s Nosh!

Regards,

Phil

  1. JewishGen helps Lviv digitalize records amid war. JewishGen donated a planetary scanner to help the Central State Historical Archives in the Ukrainian city preserve vulnerable materials. JewishGen is an affiliate of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which has donated to the Archives a planetary scanner—a device used for scanning rare books and other easily damaged documents—so archivists in Ukraine can digitize more of their records. The Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv is one of the largest and oldest archives in the country and holds more than 1.1 million files, dating back to the 12th century. Read the story from JNS: Jewish genealogy website helps Lviv digitalize records amid war - JNS.org Yet another reason to support JewishGen!
  2. Sephardic Jewish ancestry certificate now open for millions of applicants. Recent research has demonstrated that as many as 200 million people in the Americas and Europe have Jewish ancestry who were forcibly converted. Tens of millions of descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities, whose ancestors were forcibly converted from the 14th century onward, can now apply to receive a “Certificate of Sephardi Ancestry.” Recent academic and genetic research has shown that as many as 200 million people, largely in Latin and North America and Europe, have “significant Jewish ancestry” dating back to the time of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal. Read the story from The Jerusalem Post: Sephardic Jewish ancestry certificate opens for millions of applicants - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
  3. ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Geni-based app Project.  This app that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display in the museum and is a collection of persons who are in the museum's permanent exhibition. See https://geni.anumuseum.org.il/welcome. The ANU Museum of the Jewish People presents the 4,000-year-old story of the Jewish people — past, present and future. Through a remarkable combination of images, exhibits, and models, as well as a unique database integrating family names, genealogy, Jewish music, films and photographs, the Museum plays an integral role in strengthening Jewish identity and perpetuating Jewish heritage worldwide. Read the story in the Geni Blog: ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Project (geni.com)
  4. American Ancestors Partnership with GEDmatch. GEDmatch has partnered with American Ancestors with the goal of providing additional genealogy resources to help discover your family roots. American Ancestors is America’s founding genealogical organization (they’ve been around since 1845), the most respected name in family history, and one of the leading non-profit organizations in the field. Read the announcement: American Ancestors Partnership (gedmatch.com)
  5. TheGenealogist Announces Important London Resource Now Complete. TheGenealogist confirmed that The Lloyd George Domesday Survey is now complete for all of the Greater London boroughs, as well as for North Buckinghamshire. Over 1.6 Million records are now searchable, with 118,437 records in this latest tranche. This is a key resource for those researching London in the Edwardian period. This major milestone means that the whole Greater London Area is now searchable by name, address or location. Read the news release: https://eogn.com/page-18080/12926884 Thanks to Dick Eastman and EOGN for this story.
  6. Announcement: RootsTech 2023 Both In Person and Virtual…March 2-4, 2023. RootsTech, the largest family history conference worldwide has announced their 2023 dates and that it will be both virtual and in person in Salt Lake City.  The dates are March 2-4, 2023. It is sponsored by FamilySearch.  Go to: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/  to subscribe for updates.
  7. Israeli archaeologists uncover earliest known use of opium in the ancient world. Traces of psychoactive drug found in pottery from Tel Yehud; with new forensic scientific protocols at sites in Israel, discovery may herald many exciting new ‘firsts.’ Through residue analysis of 14th century BCE vessels excavated in a burial pit, the team uncovered what is likely the first physical evidence of the use of a psychoactive drug in the world. Read the story from the Times of Israel: Israeli archaeologists uncover earliest known use of opium in the ancient world | The Times of Israel.
  8. First digital translation of Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts goes online. A complete English translation of the Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts is being digitally offered for the first time ever by the nonprofit organization Sefaria, which digitizes and shares Jewish texts for free in Hebrew along with translations and commentaries. The Mishneh Torah, authored by the medieval Torah scholar Maimonides, commonly known as the Rambam, between 1170 and 1180, while he lived in Egypt, consists of 14 books and is a major code of Jewish religious law. Read the story from JNS: First digital translation of Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts goes online - JNS.org and access it on Sefaria’s website: Halakhah, Mishneh Torah | Sefaria
  9. Digital Archive Catalogs Thousands of Holocaust Survivors in NJ. When Stockton University professor Michael Hayse and some students started working in 2019 on a project to catalog South Jersey Holocaust survivors, they thought it would take about a year, and net a few hundred names. However,  three years later, the project continues, and now hundreds of involved students have found the names of 1,500 Holocaust survivors who live or lived in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. Read the story https://nj1015.com/digital-archive-catalogs-thousands-of-holocaust-survivors-in-nj/
  10. Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky Painting to Heirs of Jewish Collector. A 1910 painting by Wassily Kandinsky is being returned by a Dutch museum to the heirs of a Jewish family from which it was seized during World War II. The decision ends a years-long legal dispute over the painting, which has been in the collection of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven since 1951. Read the story from ARTnews: Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky to Jewish Heirs – ARTnews.com
  11. Jewish Sports Museum in Kfar Maccabiah near Ramat Gan, Israel to open on October 7. The museum covers an area of 1,500 square meters and will present the exciting story of Jewish sports, from the 19th century to the present day, alongside more than 1,000 rare items. Read more from The Jerusalem Post: Jewish Sports Museum in Kfar Maccabiah to open for Sukkot - Israel Sports - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
  12. From The Just-In-Case-You-Want-to-Know Department… Prayers at the Western Wall: Where Do Those Slips of Paper Go? The many written prayers and wishes crammed into the crevices of the Kotel are cleared out by workers using long wooden sticks. It is part of a twice-yearly operation that takes place ahead of major Jewish festivals in in Jerusalem’s Old City. Read the story about this process from Jewish News: Prayers at the Western Wall: where do those slips of paper go? | Jewish News
  13. How Does the Jewish Calendar Work? The complicated system that determines the High Holy Days is a relatively new creation, dating to around 350 CE. Much of the world lives—or at least conducts business—according to the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 as a “corrective” to the Julian calendar. But the Jewish (Hebrew) calendar sets the dates for the High Holy Days. Read the story from JSTOR Daily How Does the Jewish Calendar Work? - JSTOR Daily Thanks to Bruce Drake for passing this story along to me.
  14. Mazel tov on assimilating:’ The strange, rich history of Rosh Hashanah advertisements. In the postwar years, as the American Jewish community underwent dramatic changes, Rosh Hashanah greetings became a surprising marketing trend. Long before the era of perfectly staged social media posts wishing friends and family “l’shanah tovah,” families and companies placed Rosh Hashanah greetings in newspapers, a practice that originated in the early 1900s as a revenue generator for American Jewish periodicals. Holiday greetings gained steam as a popular way for public figures and institutions to connect with their constituencies in 1927, when President Calvin Coolidge issued the first official presidential Christmas greeting. The tradition quickly expanded to a variety of holidays, with prominent politicians, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, placing ads in Jewish newspapers before the High Holidays. Read the story from The Forward: The rich history of Rosh Hashanah advertisements – The Forward
  15. David Beckham: 'My Jewish grandfather inspired me to queue for the Queen'. The footballer said that his lifelong appreciation for the monarchy came from his mother's dad. The soccer star David Beckham spent 12 hours in line waiting to see the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II rather than taking advantage of VIP access. He said that act of humility was inspired by his Jewish grandfather, a British soldier who served during World War II. Read the story from The Jewish Chronicle:  David Beckham: 'My Jewish grandfather inspired me to queue for the Queen' - The Jewish Chronicle (thejc.com)
  16. Urgent effort to preserve thousands of pairs of children’s shoes at Auschwitz. More than 8,000 are stored at the site of the Nazi death camp, but “without immediate conservation, they are in danger of disappearing as historic documentation of life and death”. The preservation initiative, titled ‘From Soul to Sole’, is a partnership between International March of the Living, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, the Auschwitz Memorial, and the Neishlos Foundation, with the latter providing an initial donation. Read the story from Jewish News: Urgent effort to preserve thousands of pairs of children's shoes at Auschwitz | Jewish News
  17. Leviathan Productions Launched By Ben Cosgrove & Josh Foer, Focus Will Be On Jewish Content & Storytelling. Leviathan has a plan to acquire and develop mass-market films and TV content based on Jewish history, folklore, and literature, as well as stories about Israel. Leviathan will ensure that the Jewish tradition is carried forward by the most powerful storytelling platforms in the world – TV and film. Read the story from Deadline: Leviathan Productions Launched By Ben Cosgrove & Josh Foer – Deadline
  18. ESPN documentary focuses on Holocaust and Munich Olympics survivor Shaul Ladany. Shaul Ladany, now 86, is a repeated survivor — first of a Nazi bombing of his family’s house when he was a child, then of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and then of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack. Check your local listing for his ESPN “E:60” episode, “The Survivor,” which is pegged to the recent 50th anniversary of the Olympics story. Read the full story from JTA: ESPN documentary focuses on Holocaust and Munich Olympics survivor Shaul Ladany - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)
  19. Are Jews who play baseball on the High Holidays really cursed? Is the ‘Koufax Curse’ really a thing? In the fall of 2019, Yom Kippur offered a unique moment in the history of Jews and baseball and the endless debate over whether Jewish players should play on Yom Kippur. Three Major League postseason games began in that 24-hour period. One team in each game featured a Jewish player as a star or significant contributor. Each Jewish player appeared in the game. Each team lost. Armin Rosen labeled this the “Koufax Curse” — the curse of the Jewish player who plays on Yom Kippur, rather than following in the footsteps of Dodger Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax, who famously did not pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series on Yom Kippur 5726. Read the story from The Forward: Is there a ‘Koufax Curse’ for Jewish baseball players? (forward.com) Thanks to Nolan Altman who suggested this story to me.
  20. A Long Island synagogue’s renovations uncover a massive work of art. At the High Holidays, many Merrick Jewish Centre congregants will get a first look at a forgotten treasure. Read the surprise story from The Forward: Massive artwork uncovered during synagogue renovations (forward.com)
  21. The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives — but few know his name. Rudolf Vrba should be celebrated for his role in preventing the deportation of many of Budapest’s Jews, says UK author Jonathan Freedland in his new book, ‘The Escape Artist.’ It began in a dark, cramped hole under a woodpile in the death camp. It ended with a report describing the Nazi machinery of slaughter which landed on desks in Allied capitals and, through a series of diplomatic maneuvers, helped to save the lives of up to 200,000 Jews in Budapest. Read the story from the Times of Israel: The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives -- but few know his name | The Times of Israel
  22. Titanic Jewish Experience offers a moving tribute to the liner’s Jewish history. Located in Pigeon Forge, the Titanic Museum’s exhibit on Jewish passengers and crew highlights the role of immigration at the time, while drawing a direct line to the Holocaust. “Did you know Titanic had a kosher kitchen and a kosher chef on board?” a sign announces at the entrance to the Titanic Museum. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Titanic Jewish Experience offers a moving tribute to the liner's Jewish history | The Times of Israel
  23. Israel’s Jewish population passes 7 million on eve of Rosh Hashanah. Jewish state now accounts for 46.2% of the 15.2 million Jews worldwide; the global figure rises to 25.5 million when counting those eligible for Law of Return. Following Israel, the United States has the second-largest Jewish population with around 6 million, a figure that was stable from the year before. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Israel's Jewish population passes 7 million on eve of Rosh Hashanah | The Times of Israel

 

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ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Raffi Jesin
 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM100045

hello,
above is a link for my 4th great grandfather's death record. the image is not the greatest. the index on JRI only has partial information. I was hoping for some help translating key dates, ages, cities, occupations if available and names of family members (his mother was missing from JRI index but I think it is there, cant tell if there are children listed). thank you,
Raphael jesin
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Re: (Poland-Germany) Poland to Demand WWll Reparations from Germany #announcements #germany #holocaust #poland

Andrew Blumberg
 

The Polish government has released a three-volume report to substantiate its claims for reparations. There are more details here

The third volume contains a list of atrocity sites with the number of "Murdered Polish Citizens – Amount (Poles, Jews, Romanies)" for each site.  

All three volumes of the report are available at https://straty-wojenne.pl/. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Above the two rows of photos click RAPORT. Scroll down. Under "English version PDF" use the buttons to download each volume. 

Andrew Blumberg

Researching BLUMBERG and KAPLAN from Bielsk Podlaski; LASKOWITZ or LASKOVICH from near Vilna and Bielsk Podlaski; HIMMELFARB from Kovel; KIPPELMAN from Kolki; EIDUS, AIDUS, AIDUSS, and ADUS from Dvinsk; RITZ from Drissa and Miory; GERMAN, GURMAN, GERMAINE, and EDELSTEIN from Skala-Podilska, Mohyliv-Podilskyy, and Sekurani


Shanah Tovah u'Metukah #ukraine #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessaraber researchers,  Ukrainian researchers, all Jewish Genealogy researchers,

I want to congratulate all with the New 5783 Year!

Let's this year be Healthy and Happy for all, and

for people in Ukraine - we are waiting for your victory!
for people in Moldova, that they will free of foreign army on their territory.

All the best,
L'Shana Tovah tikatevu
Yefim Kogan


Haaretz article on Family Sept 25, 2022 Issue #translation

Sharon Ann Dror
 

 
 
A cousin sent this article to me in Hebrew and I used google translation however in order to read the FULL article, it requires a subscription.
 
Any of the readers a subscriber and able to share with us in English of this article? TIA
Sharon Ann Dror
SharonAnnDror@...

Moderator note: please respond privately


Re: JewishGen's Weekly News Nosh September 25, 2022 #JewishGenUpdates

Abramselaine@...
 

Thank you, Phil!

L'Shanah  Tovah to you, your family and friends, all at JewishGen, all the world.
May the year be healthy and peaceful.

Thank you for all you're doing for all of us.
Warmly,
Elaine


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Sent: Sun, Sep 25, 2022 12:35 pm
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] JewishGen's Weekly News Nosh September 25, 2022 #JewishGenUpdates


The Weekly News Nosh
JewishGen Weekly E-Newsletter
Phil Goldfarb, Editor
Date: September 25, 2022 
“A Family Without The Knowledge Of Their Past History, Origin And Culture Is Like A Tree Without Roots”
 
A Happy and Healthy New Year to AllWhat better way to start off the new year than to peruse and “nosh” on some Jewish genealogy, culture, and history stories!
 
Enjoy this week’s Nosh!
Regards,
Phil
  1. JewishGen helps Lviv digitalize records amid war. JewishGen donated a planetary scanner to help the Central State Historical Archives in the Ukrainian city preserve vulnerable materials. JewishGen is an affiliate of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which has donated to the Archives a planetary scanner—a device used for scanning rare books and other easily damaged documents—so archivists in Ukraine can digitize more of their records. The Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv is one of the largest and oldest archives in the country and holds more than 1.1 million files, dating back to the 12th century. Read the story from JNS: Jewish genealogy website helps Lviv digitalize records amid war - JNS.org Yet another reason to support JewishGen!
  2. Sephardic Jewish ancestry certificate now open for millions of applicants. Recent research has demonstrated that as many as 200 million people in the Americas and Europe have Jewish ancestry who were forcibly converted. Tens of millions of descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities, whose ancestors were forcibly converted from the 14th century onward, can now apply to receive a “Certificate of Sephardi Ancestry.” Recent academic and genetic research has shown that as many as 200 million people, largely in Latin and North America and Europe, have “significant Jewish ancestry” dating back to the time of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal. Read the story from The Jerusalem Post: Sephardic Jewish ancestry certificate opens for millions of applicants - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
  3. ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Geni-based app Project.  This app that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display in the museum and is a collection of persons who are in the museum's permanent exhibition. See https://geni.anumuseum.org.il/welcome. The ANU Museum of the Jewish People presents the 4,000-year-old story of the Jewish people — past, present and future. Through a remarkable combination of images, exhibits, and models, as well as a unique database integrating family names, genealogy, Jewish music, films and photographs, the Museum plays an integral role in strengthening Jewish identity and perpetuating Jewish heritage worldwide. Read the story in the Geni Blog: ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Project (geni.com)
  4. American Ancestors Partnership with GEDmatch. GEDmatch has partnered with American Ancestors with the goal of providing additional genealogy resources to help discover your family roots. American Ancestors is America’s founding genealogical organization (they’ve been around since 1845), the most respected name in family history, and one of the leading non-profit organizations in the field. Read the announcement: American Ancestors Partnership (gedmatch.com)
  5. TheGenealogist Announces Important London Resource Now Complete. TheGenealogist confirmed that The Lloyd George Domesday Survey is now complete for all of the Greater London boroughs, as well as for North Buckinghamshire. Over 1.6 Million records are now searchable, with 118,437 records in this latest tranche. This is a key resource for those researching London in the Edwardian period. This major milestone means that the whole Greater London Area is now searchable by name, address or location. Read the news release: https://eogn.com/page-18080/12926884 Thanks to Dick Eastman and EOGN for this story.
  6. Announcement: RootsTech 2023 Both In Person and Virtual…March 2-4, 2023. RootsTech, the largest family history conference worldwide has announced their 2023 dates and that it will be both virtual and in person in Salt Lake City.  The dates are March 2-4, 2023. It is sponsored by FamilySearch.  Go to: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/  to subscribe for updates.
  7. Israeli archaeologists uncover earliest known use of opium in the ancient world. Traces of psychoactive drug found in pottery from Tel Yehud; with new forensic scientific protocols at sites in Israel, discovery may herald many exciting new ‘firsts.’ Through residue analysis of 14th century BCE vessels excavated in a burial pit, the team uncovered what is likely the first physical evidence of the use of a psychoactive drug in the world. Read the story from the Times of Israel: Israeli archaeologists uncover earliest known use of opium in the ancient world | The Times of Israel.
  8. First digital translation of Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts goes online. A complete English translation of the Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts is being digitally offered for the first time ever by the nonprofit organization Sefaria, which digitizes and shares Jewish texts for free in Hebrew along with translations and commentaries. The Mishneh Torah, authored by the medieval Torah scholar Maimonides, commonly known as the Rambam, between 1170 and 1180, while he lived in Egypt, consists of 14 books and is a major code of Jewish religious law. Read the story from JNS: First digital translation of Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts goes online - JNS.org and access it on Sefaria’s website: Halakhah, Mishneh Torah | Sefaria
  9. Digital Archive Catalogs Thousands of Holocaust Survivors in NJ. When Stockton University professor Michael Hayse and some students started working in 2019 on a project to catalog South Jersey Holocaust survivors, they thought it would take about a year, and net a few hundred names. However,  three years later, the project continues, and now hundreds of involved students have found the names of 1,500 Holocaust survivors who live or lived in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. Read the story https://nj1015.com/digital-archive-catalogs-thousands-of-holocaust-survivors-in-nj/
  10. Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky Painting to Heirs of Jewish Collector. A 1910 painting by Wassily Kandinsky is being returned by a Dutch museum to the heirs of a Jewish family from which it was seized during World War II. The decision ends a years-long legal dispute over the painting, which has been in the collection of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven since 1951. Read the story from ARTnews: Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky to Jewish Heirs – ARTnews.com
  11. Jewish Sports Museum in Kfar Maccabiah near Ramat Gan, Israel to open on October 7. The museum covers an area of 1,500 square meters and will present the exciting story of Jewish sports, from the 19th century to the present day, alongside more than 1,000 rare items. Read more from The Jerusalem Post: Jewish Sports Museum in Kfar Maccabiah to open for Sukkot - Israel Sports - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
  12. From The Just-In-Case-You-Want-to-Know Department… Prayers at the Western Wall: Where Do Those Slips of Paper Go? The many written prayers and wishes crammed into the crevices of the Kotel are cleared out by workers using long wooden sticks. It is part of a twice-yearly operation that takes place ahead of major Jewish festivals in in Jerusalem’s Old City. Read the story about this process from Jewish News: Prayers at the Western Wall: where do those slips of paper go? | Jewish News
  13. How Does the Jewish Calendar Work? The complicated system that determines the High Holy Days is a relatively new creation, dating to around 350 CE. Much of the world lives—or at least conducts business—according to the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 as a “corrective” to the Julian calendar. But the Jewish (Hebrew) calendar sets the dates for the High Holy Days. Read the story from JSTOR Daily How Does the Jewish Calendar Work? - JSTOR Daily Thanks to Bruce Drake for passing this story along to me.
  14. Mazel tov on assimilating:’ The strange, rich history of Rosh Hashanah advertisements. In the postwar years, as the American Jewish community underwent dramatic changes, Rosh Hashanah greetings became a surprising marketing trend. Long before the era of perfectly staged social media posts wishing friends and family “l’shanah tovah,” families and companies placed Rosh Hashanah greetings in newspapers, a practice that originated in the early 1900s as a revenue generator for American Jewish periodicals. Holiday greetings gained steam as a popular way for public figures and institutions to connect with their constituencies in 1927, when President Calvin Coolidge issued the first official presidential Christmas greeting. The tradition quickly expanded to a variety of holidays, with prominent politicians, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, placing ads in Jewish newspapers before the High Holidays. Read the story from The Forward: The rich history of Rosh Hashanah advertisements – The Forward
  15. David Beckham: 'My Jewish grandfather inspired me to queue for the Queen'. The footballer said that his lifelong appreciation for the monarchy came from his mother's dad. The soccer star David Beckham spent 12 hours in line waiting to see the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II rather than taking advantage of VIP access. He said that act of humility was inspired by his Jewish grandfather, a British soldier who served during World War II. Read the story from The Jewish Chronicle:  David Beckham: 'My Jewish grandfather inspired me to queue for the Queen' - The Jewish Chronicle (thejc.com)
  16. Urgent effort to preserve thousands of pairs of children’s shoes at Auschwitz. More than 8,000 are stored at the site of the Nazi death camp, but “without immediate conservation, they are in danger of disappearing as historic documentation of life and death”. The preservation initiative, titled ‘From Soul to Sole’, is a partnership between International March of the Living, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, the Auschwitz Memorial, and the Neishlos Foundation, with the latter providing an initial donation. Read the story from Jewish News: Urgent effort to preserve thousands of pairs of children's shoes at Auschwitz | Jewish News
  17. Leviathan Productions Launched By Ben Cosgrove & Josh Foer, Focus Will Be On Jewish Content & Storytelling. Leviathan has a plan to acquire and develop mass-market films and TV content based on Jewish history, folklore, and literature, as well as stories about Israel. Leviathan will ensure that the Jewish tradition is carried forward by the most powerful storytelling platforms in the world – TV and film. Read the story from Deadline: Leviathan Productions Launched By Ben Cosgrove & Josh Foer – Deadline
  18. ESPN documentary focuses on Holocaust and Munich Olympics survivor Shaul Ladany. Shaul Ladany, now 86, is a repeated survivor — first of a Nazi bombing of his family’s house when he was a child, then of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and then of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack. Check your local listing for his ESPN “E:60” episode, “The Survivor,” which is pegged to the recent 50th anniversary of the Olympics story. Read the full story from JTA: ESPN documentary focuses on Holocaust and Munich Olympics survivor Shaul Ladany - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)
  19. Are Jews who play baseball on the High Holidays really cursed? Is the ‘Koufax Curse’ really a thing? In the fall of 2019, Yom Kippur offered a unique moment in the history of Jews and baseball and the endless debate over whether Jewish players should play on Yom Kippur. Three Major League postseason games began in that 24-hour period. One team in each game featured a Jewish player as a star or significant contributor. Each Jewish player appeared in the game. Each team lost. Armin Rosen labeled this the “Koufax Curse” — the curse of the Jewish player who plays on Yom Kippur, rather than following in the footsteps of Dodger Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax, who famously did not pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series on Yom Kippur 5726. Read the story from The Forward: Is there a ‘Koufax Curse’ for Jewish baseball players? (forward.com) Thanks to Nolan Altman who suggested this story to me.
  20. A Long Island synagogue’s renovations uncover a massive work of art. At the High Holidays, many Merrick Jewish Centre congregants will get a first look at a forgotten treasure. Read the surprise story from The Forward: Massive artwork uncovered during synagogue renovations (forward.com)
  21. The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives — but few know his name. Rudolf Vrba should be celebrated for his role in preventing the deportation of many of Budapest’s Jews, says UK author Jonathan Freedland in his new book, ‘The Escape Artist.’ It began in a dark, cramped hole under a woodpile in the death camp. It ended with a report describing the Nazi machinery of slaughter which landed on desks in Allied capitals and, through a series of diplomatic maneuvers, helped to save the lives of up to 200,000 Jews in Budapest. Read the story from the Times of Israel: The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives -- but few know his name | The Times of Israel
  22. Titanic Jewish Experience offers a moving tribute to the liner’s Jewish history. Located in Pigeon Forge, the Titanic Museum’s exhibit on Jewish passengers and crew highlights the role of immigration at the time, while drawing a direct line to the Holocaust. “Did you know Titanic had a kosher kitchen and a kosher chef on board?” a sign announces at the entrance to the Titanic Museum. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Titanic Jewish Experience offers a moving tribute to the liner's Jewish history | The Times of Israel
  23. Israel’s Jewish population passes 7 million on eve of Rosh Hashanah. Jewish state now accounts for 46.2% of the 15.2 million Jews worldwide; the global figure rises to 25.5 million when counting those eligible for Law of Return. Following Israel, the United States has the second-largest Jewish population with around 6 million, a figure that was stable from the year before. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Israel's Jewish population passes 7 million on eve of Rosh Hashanah | The Times of Israel
 
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The Weekly News Nosh

JewishGen Weekly E-Newsletter

Phil Goldfarb, Editor

Date: September 25, 2022 

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

 

A Happy and Healthy New Year to AllWhat better way to start off the new year than to peruse and “nosh” on some Jewish genealogy, culture, and history stories!

 

Enjoy this week’s Nosh!

Regards,

Phil

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  1. JewishGen helps Lviv digitalize records amid war. JewishGen donated a planetary scanner to help the Central State Historical Archives in the Ukrainian city preserve vulnerable materials. JewishGen is an affiliate of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which has donated to the Archives a planetary scanner—a device used for scanning rare books and other easily damaged documents—so archivists in Ukraine can digitize more of their records. The Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv is one of the largest and oldest archives in the country and holds more than 1.1 million files, dating back to the 12th century. Read the story from JNS: Jewish genealogy website helps Lviv digitalize records amid war - JNS.org Yet another reason to support JewishGen!
  2. Sephardic Jewish ancestry certificate now open for millions of applicants. Recent research has demonstrated that as many as 200 million people in the Americas and Europe have Jewish ancestry who were forcibly converted. Tens of millions of descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities, whose ancestors were forcibly converted from the 14th century onward, can now apply to receive a “Certificate of Sephardi Ancestry.” Recent academic and genetic research has shown that as many as 200 million people, largely in Latin and North America and Europe, have “significant Jewish ancestry” dating back to the time of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal. Read the story from The Jerusalem Post: Sephardic Jewish ancestry certificate opens for millions of applicants - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
  3. ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Geni-based app Project.  This app that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display in the museum and is a collection of persons who are in the museum's permanent exhibition. See https://geni.anumuseum.org.il/welcome. The ANU Museum of the Jewish People presents the 4,000-year-old story of the Jewish people — past, present and future. Through a remarkable combination of images, exhibits, and models, as well as a unique database integrating family names, genealogy, Jewish music, films and photographs, the Museum plays an integral role in strengthening Jewish identity and perpetuating Jewish heritage worldwide. Read the story in the Geni Blog: ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Project (geni.com)
  4. American Ancestors Partnership with GEDmatch. GEDmatch has partnered with American Ancestors with the goal of providing additional genealogy resources to help discover your family roots. American Ancestors is America’s founding genealogical organization (they’ve been around since 1845), the most respected name in family history, and one of the leading non-profit organizations in the field. Read the announcement: American Ancestors Partnership (gedmatch.com)
  5. TheGenealogist Announces Important London Resource Now Complete. TheGenealogist confirmed that The Lloyd George Domesday Survey is now complete for all of the Greater London boroughs, as well as for North Buckinghamshire. Over 1.6 Million records are now searchable, with 118,437 records in this latest tranche. This is a key resource for those researching London in the Edwardian period. This major milestone means that the whole Greater London Area is now searchable by name, address or location. Read the news release: https://eogn.com/page-18080/12926884 Thanks to Dick Eastman and EOGN for this story.
  6. Announcement: RootsTech 2023 Both In Person and Virtual…March 2-4, 2023. RootsTech, the largest family history conference worldwide has announced their 2023 dates and that it will be both virtual and in person in Salt Lake City.  The dates are March 2-4, 2023. It is sponsored by FamilySearch.  Go to: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/  to subscribe for updates.
  7. Israeli archaeologists uncover earliest known use of opium in the ancient world. Traces of psychoactive drug found in pottery from Tel Yehud; with new forensic scientific protocols at sites in Israel, discovery may herald many exciting new ‘firsts.’ Through residue analysis of 14th century BCE vessels excavated in a burial pit, the team uncovered what is likely the first physical evidence of the use of a psychoactive drug in the world. Read the story from the Times of Israel: Israeli archaeologists uncover earliest known use of opium in the ancient world | The Times of Israel.
  8. First digital translation of Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts goes online. A complete English translation of the Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts is being digitally offered for the first time ever by the nonprofit organization Sefaria, which digitizes and shares Jewish texts for free in Hebrew along with translations and commentaries. The Mishneh Torah, authored by the medieval Torah scholar Maimonides, commonly known as the Rambam, between 1170 and 1180, while he lived in Egypt, consists of 14 books and is a major code of Jewish religious law. Read the story from JNS: First digital translation of Mishneh Torah interconnected with other Jewish texts goes online - JNS.org and access it on Sefaria’s website: Halakhah, Mishneh Torah | Sefaria
  9. Digital Archive Catalogs Thousands of Holocaust Survivors in NJ. When Stockton University professor Michael Hayse and some students started working in 2019 on a project to catalog South Jersey Holocaust survivors, they thought it would take about a year, and net a few hundred names. However,  three years later, the project continues, and now hundreds of involved students have found the names of 1,500 Holocaust survivors who live or lived in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. Read the story https://nj1015.com/digital-archive-catalogs-thousands-of-holocaust-survivors-in-nj/
  10. Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky Painting to Heirs of Jewish Collector. A 1910 painting by Wassily Kandinsky is being returned by a Dutch museum to the heirs of a Jewish family from which it was seized during World War II. The decision ends a years-long legal dispute over the painting, which has been in the collection of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven since 1951. Read the story from ARTnews: Dutch Museum Returns Kandinsky to Jewish Heirs – ARTnews.com
  11. Jewish Sports Museum in Kfar Maccabiah near Ramat Gan, Israel to open on October 7. The museum covers an area of 1,500 square meters and will present the exciting story of Jewish sports, from the 19th century to the present day, alongside more than 1,000 rare items. Read more from The Jerusalem Post: Jewish Sports Museum in Kfar Maccabiah to open for Sukkot - Israel Sports - The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
  12. From The Just-In-Case-You-Want-to-Know Department… Prayers at the Western Wall: Where Do Those Slips of Paper Go? The many written prayers and wishes crammed into the crevices of the Kotel are cleared out by workers using long wooden sticks. It is part of a twice-yearly operation that takes place ahead of major Jewish festivals in in Jerusalem’s Old City. Read the story about this process from Jewish News: Prayers at the Western Wall: where do those slips of paper go? | Jewish News
  13. How Does the Jewish Calendar Work? The complicated system that determines the High Holy Days is a relatively new creation, dating to around 350 CE. Much of the world lives—or at least conducts business—according to the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 as a “corrective” to the Julian calendar. But the Jewish (Hebrew) calendar sets the dates for the High Holy Days. Read the story from JSTOR Daily How Does the Jewish Calendar Work? - JSTOR Daily Thanks to Bruce Drake for passing this story along to me.
  14. Mazel tov on assimilating:’ The strange, rich history of Rosh Hashanah advertisements. In the postwar years, as the American Jewish community underwent dramatic changes, Rosh Hashanah greetings became a surprising marketing trend. Long before the era of perfectly staged social media posts wishing friends and family “l’shanah tovah,” families and companies placed Rosh Hashanah greetings in newspapers, a practice that originated in the early 1900s as a revenue generator for American Jewish periodicals. Holiday greetings gained steam as a popular way for public figures and institutions to connect with their constituencies in 1927, when President Calvin Coolidge issued the first official presidential Christmas greeting. The tradition quickly expanded to a variety of holidays, with prominent politicians, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, placing ads in Jewish newspapers before the High Holidays. Read the story from The Forward: The rich history of Rosh Hashanah advertisements – The Forward
  15. David Beckham: 'My Jewish grandfather inspired me to queue for the Queen'. The footballer said that his lifelong appreciation for the monarchy came from his mother's dad. The soccer star David Beckham spent 12 hours in line waiting to see the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II rather than taking advantage of VIP access. He said that act of humility was inspired by his Jewish grandfather, a British soldier who served during World War II. Read the story from The Jewish Chronicle:  David Beckham: 'My Jewish grandfather inspired me to queue for the Queen' - The Jewish Chronicle (thejc.com)
  16. Urgent effort to preserve thousands of pairs of children’s shoes at Auschwitz. More than 8,000 are stored at the site of the Nazi death camp, but “without immediate conservation, they are in danger of disappearing as historic documentation of life and death”. The preservation initiative, titled ‘From Soul to Sole’, is a partnership between International March of the Living, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, the Auschwitz Memorial, and the Neishlos Foundation, with the latter providing an initial donation. Read the story from Jewish News: Urgent effort to preserve thousands of pairs of children's shoes at Auschwitz | Jewish News
  17. Leviathan Productions Launched By Ben Cosgrove & Josh Foer, Focus Will Be On Jewish Content & Storytelling. Leviathan has a plan to acquire and develop mass-market films and TV content based on Jewish history, folklore, and literature, as well as stories about Israel. Leviathan will ensure that the Jewish tradition is carried forward by the most powerful storytelling platforms in the world – TV and film. Read the story from Deadline: Leviathan Productions Launched By Ben Cosgrove & Josh Foer – Deadline
  18. ESPN documentary focuses on Holocaust and Munich Olympics survivor Shaul Ladany. Shaul Ladany, now 86, is a repeated survivor — first of a Nazi bombing of his family’s house when he was a child, then of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and then of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack. Check your local listing for his ESPN “E:60” episode, “The Survivor,” which is pegged to the recent 50th anniversary of the Olympics story. Read the full story from JTA: ESPN documentary focuses on Holocaust and Munich Olympics survivor Shaul Ladany - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (jta.org)
  19. Are Jews who play baseball on the High Holidays really cursed? Is the ‘Koufax Curse’ really a thing? In the fall of 2019, Yom Kippur offered a unique moment in the history of Jews and baseball and the endless debate over whether Jewish players should play on Yom Kippur. Three Major League postseason games began in that 24-hour period. One team in each game featured a Jewish player as a star or significant contributor. Each Jewish player appeared in the game. Each team lost. Armin Rosen labeled this the “Koufax Curse” — the curse of the Jewish player who plays on Yom Kippur, rather than following in the footsteps of Dodger Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax, who famously did not pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series on Yom Kippur 5726. Read the story from The Forward: Is there a ‘Koufax Curse’ for Jewish baseball players? (forward.com) Thanks to Nolan Altman who suggested this story to me.
  20. A Long Island synagogue’s renovations uncover a massive work of art. At the High Holidays, many Merrick Jewish Centre congregants will get a first look at a forgotten treasure. Read the surprise story from The Forward: Massive artwork uncovered during synagogue renovations (forward.com)
  21. The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives — but few know his name. Rudolf Vrba should be celebrated for his role in preventing the deportation of many of Budapest’s Jews, says UK author Jonathan Freedland in his new book, ‘The Escape Artist.’ It began in a dark, cramped hole under a woodpile in the death camp. It ended with a report describing the Nazi machinery of slaughter which landed on desks in Allied capitals and, through a series of diplomatic maneuvers, helped to save the lives of up to 200,000 Jews in Budapest. Read the story from the Times of Israel: The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives -- but few know his name | The Times of Israel
  22. Titanic Jewish Experience offers a moving tribute to the liner’s Jewish history. Located in Pigeon Forge, the Titanic Museum’s exhibit on Jewish passengers and crew highlights the role of immigration at the time, while drawing a direct line to the Holocaust. “Did you know Titanic had a kosher kitchen and a kosher chef on board?” a sign announces at the entrance to the Titanic Museum. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Titanic Jewish Experience offers a moving tribute to the liner's Jewish history | The Times of Israel
  23. Israel’s Jewish population passes 7 million on eve of Rosh Hashanah. Jewish state now accounts for 46.2% of the 15.2 million Jews worldwide; the global figure rises to 25.5 million when counting those eligible for Law of Return. Following Israel, the United States has the second-largest Jewish population with around 6 million, a figure that was stable from the year before. Read the story from The Times of Israel: Israel's Jewish population passes 7 million on eve of Rosh Hashanah | The Times of Israel

 

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Re: Shana Tova to our JewishGen Family - Flying high into 5783! #general

Jack Berger
 

Shana Tova uMetukah to one and all,

Let us pray for Good Health, sustenance and “nachas” from our progeny.
Let us also pray for PEACE.

Kol Tuv
Jack Berger
Mahwah, NJ


Re: World War II #holocaust

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Dear  Deborah,
Back to your question.
I am not a specialist of all American Jewish movements, organizations and institutions, but I can at least testify about the American Jewish Labour Committee (JLC) which has been founded in 1934, one year after Hitler's election.
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-labor-committee
JLC, close to US migrants from Bund and socialists unions,  started both as a voice of workers among the American Jewish community and a voice of Jewish workers among American workers.
As militants from JLC were generally very close to their families left in Europe, they reacted quickly to the dramatic situation before 1939 and then to WWII / Shoah.
"They were not silent" is a documentary realized in 1998 by Roland Millman, Gail Malmgreen being referee of JLC archives at NYU-Taniment library.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Were_Not_Silent
JLC leaders were also members of a delegation which met President Roosevelt on 1942, December 8th, without any result concerning any action against Holocaust : I attach the memorandum of the meeting.

Whatever, Mir zeinen do ! We are there !!
I take this opportunity to send my best wishes to all participants and managers of this forum which reunites us across ocean.
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring of France (Bund, Skif, Workers Circle)


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

edl1825dc@...
 

Other possible reasons, in addition to tourist, to be classified as a "non-immigrant alien" could be merchant, diplomat, student, a person in transit, or a similar situation, each intending to be in the USA for a period of time without intending to immigrate to the USA.  Those accompanying the non-immigrant alien would also have been so classified unless the facts showed otherwise.

Edward David Luft
Juris Dcotor
https://sites.google.com/site/edwarddavidluftbibliography/home/edward-david-luft-bibliography


Re: Rashi's relatives #rabbinic

Dan Rottenberg
 

Hi Adam,

I respectfully disagree. We have just begun to scratch the surface of human knowledge. The most sophisticated sages of the past thousand years lacked the tools available today even to amateurs, like fax machines, photocopiers, computers, the Internet, and DNA. Future genealogists, utilizing even more advanced tools we can't conceive of, might well be able to reconstruct the Jewish communities of, say, Mainz or Worms in the year 1040. As Orville Wright remarked in his journal after the Wright brothers' first manned flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903: "How amazing it is that all these secrets have been kept so long, just so we could discover them." 
Best regards,
Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA USA
dan@...


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

2m.goldberger@...
 

In my opinion,... last residence (col. 10) “Nanskarum”:
The village of Lyantskorun' in the Kamanets-Podolsk region can match phonetically.
The name has been changed and now in Ukrainian the village is called Zarichanka.

Marc Goldberger
Israel 


Mark Your Calendars! RootsTech 2023 Both in person and Virtual 2-4 March 2023 #announcements #events

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

 

RootsTech the largest family history conference worldwide, has announced their 2023 dates and that it will be both virtual and in person in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The dates are 2-4 March, 2023. It is sponsored by FamilySearch.  Go to: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/ to subscribe for future updates.

 

The same aforementioned link gets you to the 2022 sessions...about 1,000 workshops and sessions to explore.  https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/search

To get to the keynotes all you have to do is scroll down once you are on the site. Below is a list of 2022 sponsors including IAJGS.

 

Sponsers

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

Renee Steinig
 

As the manifest says (column 15), William had been in the U.S. before, from 1902-1906. He must have gone back to Russia and was now returning. He was listed as a "non-immigrant" because his first entry to the U.S. -- in 1902 or earlier, if the information he reported was correct -- was when he was considered to have immigrated. And he was listed as an alien because he had not yet naturalized.

Note that the last residence (col. 10) looks like "Nanskarum" but the birth place (last column) appears to be "Manskarum." Chances are that both entries refer to the same place -- whatever that place may be!

A reminder to all: It's very helpful to provide an actual link to the record about which you're asking, so that Genners can get the sharpest possible view of it. Alternatively, provide enough detail so that others can search for the record -- e.g. William Cohn, 21, arrived Feb. 1907 on the Statendam.

Also, if you have a tree online, please provide that link as well. Adam's tree is here:
If censuses are right, William naturalized between 1910 and 1920. Finding his naturalization might help you with place of origin and arrival date.

One more issue: I see that WWII card says "Kamanetz."  Adam, do you have evidence that William was from Kamenets Podolsk, now Kamyanets Podilskyy, Ukraine? Another large town called "Kamenetz" was Kamenets Litovsk, now Kamyanyets, Belarus.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

On Fri, Sep 23, 2022, Adam Morrison <ammo44@...> wrote:

My GGF, William Cohn immigrated from Kamenets Podolsk between 1902-1907 had “Non Immigrant Alien” stamped on his ship’s manifest document. What does that mean exactly?…. And does the town name Nanskarum mean anything to anyone?
 


Shana Tova to our JewishGen Family - Flying high into 5783! #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Flying high into 5783!
 
Shana Tova U’metuka
 
Eli & Jill Rabinowitz
 
Perth Australia 
 
 


Re: Information on Polish ancestors #poland #russia #ukraine

Michele Lock
 

You write that your have your great grandparents immigrants papers - do you mean that you have their ship passenger lists for their voyage from Europe? If so, those are full of information about their lives back in Europe - the documents will show the town they last lived in, the town of the births, their nearest relatives in Europe, and the relatives they are going to in the US. Knowing which town and country they came from, and where they were born, will help you determine which databases on Jewishgen to use to search for documents.

If you don't have these ship passenger lists - you should get them. By 1926, they were typed, so are much easier to read. They are available on Ancestry.com and on FamilySearch.

You also say you have tried different spellings of a surname - Can you tell us what that surname is? People here can give you advice on how to search for records, for the name that you have. 
--
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

ammo44able
 

Thanks for the input folks. He did in fact end up settling in NYC so…
Attached is a better photo. Thanks.
--
Adam Colin Morrison
ammo44@...
San Francisco, California, USA


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

Laurie Sosna
 

Another interpretation would be that the passenger was not intending to stay in the U.S., they were just visiting.

Laurie Sosna,
San Francisco


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

Laurie Sosna
 

Check your manifest for the final destination.
My great-granduncle arrived at Ellis Island with that stamp. His final destination was Montreal, Canada. The stamp indicates he and his wife were, in effect, "just passin' through."


Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Re: Meaning of “Non Immigrant Alien” on ship’s manifest and town name “Nanskarum” near Kamenets-Podolsk #ukraine

rosibal
 

I think it means he was already living in the States but was not a citizen.

Shosh Eizenshtein, Toronto