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

Jody Tzucker
 

Use wise.com to transfer money. It is cheaper than a wire transfer. And write to them in English providing the archival reference to the records you are seeking. 

Jody Tzucker
Carmel Indiana


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

l.a.m.buisman@...
 

If his name was Philip Eisig, wouldn't his fathers name be a variant of Isaac?

--
Loes Buisman, Amsterdam


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

Moshe Davis
 

We were able to get a copy of the 1949 discharge paper of my father-in-law Sabeto (Shabtai) Yahia (Yichya) who at the age of 17 volunteered to fight the Israel war of independence in 1948. He was one of a group of boys from Cuba who volunteered, and were onboard the ship Altalena when it was attacked by Ben Gurion's troops, led by Yitzhak Rabin. These volunteers had nothing to do with the internecine rivalries that led to the attack, but two of his friends were killed, both shot in the head. Sabeto could never understand how Jews could shoot at other Jews. He went on to fight in an IDF unit in the Negev, manning a WW2-surplus Czechoslovakian anti-aircraft gun. 

 All such IDF personnel records should be stored in the records of the IDF personnel office called "מכ"א 50". (loose translation: IDF Human Resources - Section 50)


On Mon, 29 Aug 2022 at 23:14, Brian Kerr <KerrBrianD@...> wrote:

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<<|


David (ABRAMOWITZ ?)-Manager/owner of Dept. Store, Boston, early 20th cent. #usa

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to family lore, my great grandfather's brother, David
ABRAMOWITZ (seems to have changed his name), who was born in Novarodok
, and emigrated to New Haven, Ct. with his widowed mother, in the
second half of the 19th cent. moved from New Haven to Boston and
worked in a department store. Supposedly rose to the rank of
management.

Again according to family lore, by the late 1920s or early 1930s he
was elderly and was commuting between Boston and Florida (don't know
where in Fl.).

David had a sister Sarah ( I don't know her married name) who lived in
NYC (possibly Coney Island or nearby) and two younger brothers , Mayer
and Kalman . Mayer was sent to Jerusalem as a young man . Kalman , as
a child, grew up in Jerusalem had married a Jerusalem woman and moved
to NYC where he died about 1943-4.

I have contact with Mayer's (my great grandfather) and Kalman's
descendant but none of us know anything about David's (or Sarah's)
children. If the above sounds familiar to anyone I would be happy to
hear from you. I repeat that all the information I have on David and
his sister Sarah, is family lore .

Tia.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


New and Updated Databases on IGRA’s Website #announcements #jgs-iajgs #israel

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new and updated databases on its website. There are now close to 2.5 million records available in our databases. With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.

A preview of the databases is available at

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/new-igra-releases-august-2022

New Databases

Marriages Rishon Le’tsiyon
1888 - 1927
340 listings
FamilySearch

Residents Jerusalem - Shaarei Hessed
1907
177 listings
Private Collection

Donations by Teachers to Keren Hayesod
1934
445 listings
Israel State Archives

Village Registries (Ein Gev, Degania A’,  Yavneel, Sarona, Hazorim & Migdal)
1941 - 1947
11,371 listings
Israel State Archives

Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards
1943 - 1959
4,167 listings Update
JDC Archives

Voters Constituent Assembly 1949
Towns & Settlements
9,128 listings Update
Israel State Archives

Teachers
1954
1,419 listings
Israel State Archives

Histadrut Candidates (General, Farmers & Female Workers)
1961
9,807 listings
Historical Jewish Press
National Library of Israel

Updated Databases

Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards
1943 - 1959
4,167 listings Update
JDC Archives

Voters Constituent Assembly 1949
Towns & Settlements
9,128 listings Update
Israel State Archives

Before viewing and searching the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view/search the databases, go to the database tab on the website.

Please note, the IGRA databases are now searchable to all registrants. The search results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist due to requests of the specific archives.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


Moshe of Kletzk, father of David of Novarodok 17-18 cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am still trying to research children of Moshe of Kletzk, besides his
son R' David, Rabbi of Novarodok (author of the "galya Mesechet")
during the 19th cent. I believe that this Moshe was not Rabbi Moshe
(of) Eisenstadt.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


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

Jill Whitehead
 

The Ephrussis were a famous and very rich family who went from Odessa to Vienna and Paris, and they had a fabulous villa near Nice in the south of France, which is a tourist hotspot.  I visited it in 2019, when Vogue magazine were doing a photoshoot there. The Ephrussis married into the Rothschilds in France.  They were made famous in the book, "The Hare with Amber Eyes"  written by a British descendant of the Ephrussis, now a famous ceramacist Edmund de Waal. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_de_Waal.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


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

Alan Cohen
 

In 1950 in New York there must have been hundreds of English women married to returning GIs. They all would have been used to the term charwoman as it was and still is used here. Perhaps she was employed by one of these GI brides.

Alan Cohen


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

Albert Braunstein
 

The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia
by Rachel Manekin investigates the flight of young Jewish women from their
Orthodox, mostly Hasidic families, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
Albert Braunstein
Melbourne, Australia


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.
--
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.
--
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.
--
Indy Crowley
Redmond, Washington USA
indy.crowley@...
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