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Re: Why would a teenager flee his Hassidic rabbinic roots? #galicia #poland #rabbinic

Annette Weiss
 

FYI, Philip is not solely a Christian given name. I had a paternal uncle Philip and his parents were Orthodox.

Also, there were also females from Kohen and Levite families who "broke the mold and left the fold," and my maternal grandmother was one. She came from a long line of Kohens and Levites who intermarried with each other throughout many generations in Lithuania. She came to the US in the early 1900s and married a non-religious Galitzianer, and was disowned by her family.

Annette Weiss
New York City, NY
Searching for:
Cohen, Katz and Segal/Siegel from Lithuania
Teiksler, Zweifler, Kessler and Schwartz from Ukraine
Wajs/Weiss, Pakula and Dziedzinsky from Poland


JGS of Santa Cruz invites you to Preserving your Family Photos and Documents: Resource Guide with Center Jewish History: #announcements #general #education

Leah Kushner
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society 

EventsPreserving your Family Photos and Documents: Resource Guide

Thursday, September 8, 2022 , 2 pm Pacific Time/ 5pm EST

Speakers: Resource Librarians Center for Jewish History’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room

Guest RSVP: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=H4C84JTMC2LAN

For questions or information:  Membership@...

Description:  Have you been meaning to get your family photos and documents under control and to ensure that they will be preserved for future generations? While it may seem like a daunting process, it’s not insurmountable if you tackle it step by step. In an interactive online presentation, the Center for Jewish History’s reference librarians will explain how you can organize, digitize, and safely store your family photos and documents through manageable, affordable steps. Then, they’ll answer questions about your specific preservation needs and challenges.


Bios: Tyi Marx, Sara Belasco, and Cassia Kisshauer are Reference Librarians in the Center for Jewish History's Lillian Goldman Reading Room. They help patrons gain access to the library and archival collections of the Center through virtual and in-person reference interviews, digitization of archival and library material, and by providing virtual presentations, such as the one you are in attendance of today.

Non-Members pay $5, Zoom link will be sent the week of the event. Members automatically receive a free Zoom link.

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

For more information or membership information

co-sponsor- Chadeish Yameinu

Leah Kushner, President  SCJGS  president@...

Visit our website: https://scjgs.org

Subscribers:  If you already registered for this event via PayPal, you are on our  RSVP list and will receive the Zoom link the week of the event. 



Re: Disner and Vdig #russia

Yehoshua Sivan
 

Maybe Vidz or Vidzy, where my family came from.  One of the nearby big cities was Dvinsk, but this does not sound like Disner.
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Yehoshua Sivan


It's Re: Acquiring records from Kaunas (Lithuania) Regional State Archives #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Please write in English.

If you have found a record on the ALD, plese copy of all the details with your reguest t(below is sample record)

KARNOVSKIS / [KARNOVSKI], Judelis
15 - 1 - 1915
Aronas
Masa BERGERYTE / [BERGER]
Kedainiai
Kaunas
Kaunas
Record entered in 1931 Birth
Kedainiai
1930/31
M11
not filmed


LVIA/1817/1/143

The last column in the above shows the exact location of that particular document and will enable the archivists to locate faster.

Full details about the archive and the address can be found at:
https://www.litvaksig.org/information-and-tools/archives-and-repositories/kaunas-regional-state-archives

All the best in your endeavours.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Re: On-Line Records for Paris (France) Deaths/Burials #france

ramot418@...
 

I wish to thank all who answered my request.
The original death and burial records of the Paris archives are indeed exactly what I was looking for.  Once you learn the way the information is recorded and stored (very quickly) it is easy to navigate and find what you want.  Even though I know a little French, I found that not knowing French isn't an obstacle for a successful search.
Thanks again.
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Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


Re: Translation of Jewish headstone to English #translation

ramot418@...
 

I'm 99% sure the year is 5665 or 5668.  If one compares the third letter in the year to the  'samekh' (60), 'mem' (40) and 'peh' (80) letters elsewhere on the inscription, I am convinced it is a 'samekh' (60).  However, the last letter of the year could be either a 'heh' (5) or a 'khet' (8).  The only way to be sure is to visit the grave and 'braille' the letters.  BTW, where is the cemetery?
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Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


Re: Acquiring records from Kaunas (Lithuania) Regional State Archives #lithuania

ramot418@...
 

I did this a few years ago, not recently.
No problem with sending an email in English.  They answered in excellent English as well.
They accepted payment only in Lithuanian currency or Euros.  The amount requested was reasonable (I don't remember the amount).  They will tell you exactly what their fees are.
My problem was how to transfer the money to them from Israel.  The cost of wiring the money, or a Euro money order, was more than the fee itself.  Since I always have a few leftover  Euro bills from my travels, I just sent them cash via registered mail.  I did this twice and there were no problems.  They sent me the documents as email attachments.
Hope this helps.
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Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Researching:
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania


Re: What happened to David Bernstein - 1890??? #usa

Michele Lock
 

I have thought of one more piece of information that may shed some light on what happened to David Bernstein. 

If you look at the 1910 US census, columns 10 and 11 asked women how many children they had given birth to, and how many were still living. For Bluma Pickholtz, this information may show if she had ever had a child who had died.
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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: Descendants of Meir of Rothenburg #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Hello Dan,

Right. However, if we look into the Heymann Family tree we can see it's not "that" Mordecai Susskind ben Meir (b. c. 1370 who's purported to be a son of the Maharam. Instead, the Maharam's son is reported as: Suesskind ben Meir ROTHENBERG... In other words, the latter (Suesskind ben Meir Rothenberg) was the great grandfather of "the Mordecai Susskind ben Meir (b. c. 1370)" whom you refer to:

Direct Lineage from:  Meir ben Baruch Mahara"m Rothenberg  to:  Mordechai ben Meir Rottenberg          

1 Meir ben Baruch Mahara"m Rothenberg b. 1215 Worms (D) d. 1293 Ensisheim Alsace (F)
  m. Name Unknown

 2 Suesskind ben Meir Rothenberg b. CIR 1245
   m. Name Unknown

  3 Getschlik ben Suesskind Rothenberg b. _____
    m. Name Unknown

   4 Meir ben Getschlik Rothenberg b. _____
     m. Name Unknown

    5 Mordechai ben Meir Rottenberg b. _____
      m. Name Unknown

Kind regards,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland


Raseiniai Birds of a Feather (BOF) Zoom Meeting #announcements

Bonnie Birns
 

The BOF session for the Raseiniai district will be held over Zoom on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 12:00 noon EST.

The Raseiniai district includes the following towns: Batakiai, Dauglaukis, Erzvilkas, Gaure, Girkalnis, Jurbarkas, Kaltinenai, Kelme, Kraziai, Kvedarna, Labardzai, Liolai, Lyduvenai, Nemaksciai, Pajuris, Raseiniai, Rietavas, Sartininkai, Silale, Siluva, Skaudvile, Sveksna, Syliai, Taurage, Tytuvenai, Upyna, Vainutas, Veivirzenai, Vidukle and Zemaiciu Naumiestis.


BOF sessions will be recorded and publicly available for a limited time.
After that, they will be available to qualified contributors to the District Research Groups, for which contributions are made through the page
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute.

To register for the Raseiniai district BOF session, which is free to all, please click on the following link or copy and paste it in your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcld-Copj0uGNIkzhkATZdI8fXjMAhHlHYX

 
You may also register using the tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/3wcs3sww

 
Bonnie Birns
Coordinator, LitvakSIG Raseiniai District Research Group
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Bonnie Birns
President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766

researching: BECHMANN, BIRN, BIRNS, EICHBERG, HOECHSTER, MAYER, THORMAN, TUCHLER, TUCKLER - Bavaria, Ger;
BARER, BERNSTEIN, BURNSTON, GELLER, WACHS - Podkamen, Ukr; ARONOWSKY, TANDETNIK, TANDEJTNIK - Bialystok, Pol;
GOLDBERG - Chudniv, Ukr; TANNENHOLZ - Augustow, Pol; SIEGEL, Karklanai and Krazizi, Lith; SHNIPER - Gorodok, Belarus;
MELLER - Satoraljaujhely, Hungary


Re: Why would a teenager flee his Hassidic rabbinic roots? #galicia #poland #rabbinic

indy.crowley@...
 

Thank you to all that have replied.  This is helping on what's be long journey through sparse and always contradictory documentation.  My takeaway from the comments is my maternal grandfather's actions need not preclude him from being the son of a rabbi or rebbetzin who were part of established Hassidic families.  This despite: being perhaps the oldest son, taking his mother's surname, adding a christian first name (i.e. Philip) while remaining Jewish, immigrating alone to the US while still a teenager, having a common law wife, and always having a manual labor job.
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Indy Crowley
Redmond, Washington USA
indy.crowley@...
Gottlieb
Eichenstein
Eisenstein
Allit
Olisky


Re: What was it my grandmother's sister did to make a living in New York in 1950's census? #usa #general

Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff
 

According to one etymological source, the word "charwoman" seems to have been rare in most of the U.S., except perhaps in New England.  Your grandmother's census, though, was taken in NYC.

Do you think your grandmother would have known that word in 1950? Perhaps the census taker supplied the word based on local parlance or based on his or her own background and working vocabulary.   Perhaps there was a set vocabulary of professions for use by the census takers, especially when the person being interviewed could not readily supply a noun to describe a livelihood.    Perhaps the word was used by whoever hired her to do the cleaning job and your grandmother described the job that way.  An aside: Those stymied in defining "woman" have help here, too. :)   

Noah Webster in his historic English dictionary believed the word "charwoman" was not being used in his day in the U.S. 


On Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 10:50:25 PM PDT, <kosfiszer8@...> wrote:


What was my grandmother's sister doing for a living in New York city according to the 1950 census?. It seems she was some "kind of woman" in buildings (one line up from the bottom)

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Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


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Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff. (U.S.)

BLAUSTEIN (Chernigov, Ukraine or Minsk, Belarus), CHARKOVSKY / SHARKOVSKY (Chernigov, Ukraine); GLUSKIN (Michalovka, Ukraine; Chernigov, Ukraine; Kiev, Ukraine, Stockton, Calif.)
LEVINE ( Michalovka, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus);  LIMON (Berestechko, Volynia, Ukraine); PISTERMAN,PEISTERMAN/PIESTERMAN (Ukraine;Poland;Romania) RIBNICK/RIBNIK (Sherishow, Pruzany, Belarus)
ROGOWITZ (Sherishow, Pruzany, Belarus); ROTH / ROT (Ataki, Moldova (Bessarabia); SHEINISS (Sherishow, Pruzany, Belarus); SOLOTOROV / SLOTOROFF/ZOLOTOROV (Chernigov and Kiev, Ukraine)
TAU (Zabolotiv, Ukraine); TESLER (Horochiv, Volynia, Ukraine); ZYRA,/ZYRO (Szczebrzeszyn, Poland; Zabolotiv, Ukraine)


Help with Initials #records #usa

Sandy Kaplan Schepis
 

Hello:

The photo below is from the NY US Home for Hebrew Infants 1922-1937 in the Bronx. The third column from the left lists a one year old boy, Gerald Palladino, who is being discharged. The discharge column indicates the initials P.P. What do these initials mean? Using Google I found permanent parent or permanent plan, but I am not sure if either is correct. I do know that Gerald returned to his mother. Not sure about his father. I appreciate everyone's help.


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Regards,

Sandy Kaplan Schepis


Re: What happened to David Bernstein - 1890??? #usa

Michele Lock
 

If you can't find a boy of the appropriate age in any census records, the most likely reason is because the child died.

I've looked on the New Jersey State Archives death record index database, which goes up to the year 1900, and I didn't find anything for a young boy named David, either for the surname Pickholtz or Bernstein. But I'm not convinced that this index database is complete. Plus, if the death occurred in the early 1890s, there might not have ever been a death certificate filed with the county courthouse. I don't believe it was until 1900 or so that local or state governments began to consistently keep vital records. 

You could also try looking in the Philadelphia death records, to see if there is something relevant there.

There is a person I have used, who goes once a week to the NJ State Archives in Trenton. She can look directly at records and indexes there, many of which are not available online. Her site is at the following, and her rates are very reasonable: http://www.bringoutyerdead.com

Another option is to contact someone who is associated with preserving the Alliance colony. I recall reading that there is either small museum there, or someone who is in the process of starting a museum. They may have information about who was living at the colony in certain years, and may know of any deaths that occurred there.

Good luck finding what you are looking for.
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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: Descendants of Meir of Rothenburg #rabbinic

Dan Rottenberg
 

Several trees have mistakenly listed this Mordecai Susskind ben Meir (b. c. 1370) as a son of Meir of Rothenburg. Actually, he was a fifth-generation descendant of R. Meir. Susskind's father was also named Meir ben Baruch; hence the confusion.
Do the math and you'll see it makes sense. Meir of Rothenburg was born c. 1215; Susskind ben Meir was born c. 1370. 
Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA
Dan@...


Mary Mischka from Bohemia #austria-czech

Shaun Murphy
 

Could someone help me locate a Mary Mischka from Bohemia? 1860 birth. I'm looking for a jewish record of her and possibly her husband Joseph Buben from Bohemia as well. Thank you so much for all the help you have done so far !
                 Shaun Murphy


Re: Kittsee, Austria tombstone inscriptions, Reb Zusche Kinstlicher #austria-czech

Suzanne Steinberg
 

I don't know where the inscriptions are held, but there is a woman in Kittsee named Irmgard Jurkovich, who has made it her life mission to perpetuate the memory of the last Jews of the town.  Among other things, she I believe she was trying to maintain the graves and records of the graves.  I'm not sure she will be able to be of help right now, however. 

I understand that Zusche Kinstlicher also had a lot of information about Pressburg Yeshiva. I tried to reach him at one point, but he was already very sick.  Does anyone know where those records are?
Thanks so much.

Suzie Steinberg
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel
Searching Kittsee, Kopyczynce, Kamionka Strumilowa, Pressburg


1903 family list of Volkovysk residents #belarus

Shirley Portnoy
 


Please advise:
How do I access the 1903 family list of Volkovysk residents?
Thank you.
 
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Shirley Portnoy


Seeking information on Sander Genis #usa

June Genis
 

I found this reference but don't know how to access it.  The reference is from the Minnesota Historical society.  The 1940 census indicates that he was born in Russia in 1885.  I am looking for more detail on birth and immigration. A DNA contact has a Sander Genis in his tree and believes he was born in Zhitomir and emigrated to the US in the early 20th century  
 
. Rukavina oral history; “The Clothing Workers’ Union,” Life, June 28, 1948, 86; Hyman Bookbinder, To Promote the General Welfare: The Story of the Amalgamated (New York: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1950), 66–73; “Brief History Outline of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America” (1954), Sander D. Genis papers, MNHS; Sander Genis oral history, interviewed by James Dooley, Nov. 6, 1974, MNHS.  

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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Re: How do I Obtain Old Record (Prior to Spring 1950) from the IDF? #israel #records

Brian Kerr
 

I believe that the following link is to the IDF in question that you can obtain their contact information for some guidance.

http://www.fidf.org

Good Luck! :-))

-- ~Brian D. Kerr, Esq | SSG, U.S. Army (Retired) | SSA, Brigade G1, U.S. Army (Retired) |>>Known Family Surnames (Researching): Dessler, Walk(Valk), Mahler (Maler), Paradisgarten (Paradisegarten), Tomasy (Thomashy), Gluck, Preisz (Priess), Steinhardt (Steinhart), Grossman (Grosman), Sholtz (Shultz), Kaplan, Bloom, Fischer (Fisher), Levy, Baum, Duwidewic, Meisal (Maisel)<<|>>Known Family Locations/Regions (of Surnames): Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Lithuania<<|

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