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Re: How to correct errors in JewishGen database? #hungary #general

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Dan,

Thank you.

I am now prepping for a possible presentation to IGRA (and perhaps others) on avoiding such errors in the transcription process, based upon experiences in error detection & correction in the spreadsheet of transcriptions of the German Jerusalem Consulate cards from 1938 - 1939 now being proofread.

--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


DE BEER: Translation of 1654 Notarial Deed from Dutch to English #translation

Hilary Osofsky
 

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could translate a 1654 notarial deed that was executed in Amsterdam, attached and at Indexen (archief.amsterdam)

I'm trying to determine whether the person referenced, Jacob Bar Moses, is connected to the DE BEER family of Emden, Germany.

A summary of the document would suffice; I would just like to know the nature of the transaction, whether, aside from Jacob Bar Moses, the names of any other people were mentioned and in what capacity, and in what way the city of Emden was involved.

Thanks very much.

Hilary Osofsky
California

de BEER: Amsterdam and Emden, Germany;
PELS AND SCHEUR: Wiegboldsbur, Germany; BRODA / BRADY: Boehmisch-Leipa, Austria (now Česká Lípa, Czech Republic); Emden; Augusta and Atlanta, Georgia; New York City
AHRON / ARONSOHN, MOSES, and JOSEPH: Ritzebuttel, Germany, and Hartford, Connecticut ;
Benjamin HERTZ / HERTS Family, Middleburg, Netherlands, England, and New York City
POLLAK: Ticino, Switzerland, and Trieste, Italy; PHILLIPS and HARRIS: England, Australia, and New Zealand; BOVSCHEVER / BOOCHEVER / BOWSCHOWER: Lyady, Belarus, and Jelgava / Mitau, Latvia
HYDEMAN: Albany, New York; FALKENBURGH /  VALKENBURG / VALKENBURGHER: Pyritz, Prussia / Germany; LEVEY: London, England




Uszerowicz and Wajngart in Pabianice #general #poland

Ronnit Kessler
 

 

I am looking for assistance in finding any information/pictures of the following family members, who resided in Pabianice, Poland pre WW II.
 
Family name - Wajngard/ Weingarten
Parents:
Szmerek
Shumel
 
Their Children:
Sura Rywka, 1896
Chana
Yosef
Shimon
 
Family name: Uszerowicz/ Usherovitz
 
Hershel
Jacov
Abraham David
Sholmo
Shiya
Gedalia
Hinda
Reizel
Nafalie
Israel Gedalia
Ester Malka
Elazer David
Icek Lieb
Israel Icek
Golda Ryza
 
Thank you in advance for any help in this Search.
 
Ronnit Kessler


Re: Searching for descendants of Martha and Georg ZACHARIAS and Lena and Moritz ZACHARIAS #israel

Roger Browdy
 

My wife's father's mother was born Golda Scharios in Krynki, Poland, and later moved to Bialystok, where she married Yoel Suchonitzki and eventually moved to Palestine.  Her siblings were Julius, Joseph, Louis and Sarah.  The men came to America and changed their name to Siegel.  Her father's name was David Scharios.  The Hebrew name on his headstone transliterates to Zacharit.  These could very well be the same family.  Does your family have roots in Bialystok or Krynki?  I also know another family that is researching Zacharios.  Contact me.

Roger Browdy
Kensington, MD
rlbrowdy@...


Yiddish Language Instructions - Duolingo #yiddish

bobmalakoff@...
 

I don't know if this is appropriate or not but Duolingo has just offered a Yiddish Language course at www.duolingo.com 
I had been using it for learning other languages, but when the Yiddish course was released I had to try it.  The service is free with ads or there is a yearly subscription option.  Other than being a customer, my only connection with the company is they are located in Pittsburgh.
Bob Malakoff
Pittsburgh, PA


Looking for the marriage record of my great grandparents #records #galicia

left twist <lefttwist@...>
 

Morris Presser and Pearl Edelsberg [American names] were married in Kotyczynce, Galicia, Austria (modern Kopychyntsi, Ternopil, Ukraine) on 10 Jun 1908, according to their divorce papers.

 

Their names may be Moses Presser and Pipi Edelsberg. Morris was a barber. This was his second marriage and her first.

 

Howard R. Presser

 


Re: How to correct errors in JewishGen database? #hungary #general

Susan&David
 

If you drill down to the information/introduction page of a particular data base you will often see the clickable name of the person responsible for its compilation. Send that person a message. 

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 5/13/2021 4:21 PM, Dan Rottenberg wrote:
Is there a mechanism for alerting JewishGen to errors one finds in the database? I believe I've found such an error but don't know how to proceed.

Specifically, I found this death record:

1881 Hungary death: Lipot Wiesenberger, age 53, no parents listed, died 9 January 1881 at Budapest. Record #323-12. Born Kio (sic), palinka vendor; wife RIESZ Terez. LDS 642983, Vol. 52.

This man could not have died in 1881 because he fathered children born in 1882, 1884, 1887, and 1889. Moreover, the LDS Film # would seem to suggest he died in 1891, not 1881.

I suspect this is simply a case of a transcription error— the death year should read 1891, not 1881. But how does one go about correcting such errors?

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA USA
dan@...

 


JOWBR & Memorial Plaques Submission Reminder #JewishGenUpdates

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

 

Just a reminder that if you would like to submit your data / photos for the June “pre-Conference” update, the due date is May 31st.  After June, the next semi-annual update will take place at calendar year-end and will include all data and photos received by November 30th.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

Nolan Altman


How to correct errors in JewishGen database? #hungary #general

Dan Rottenberg
 

Is there a mechanism for alerting JewishGen to errors one finds in the database? I believe I've found such an error but don't know how to proceed.

Specifically, I found this death record:

1881 Hungary death: Lipot Wiesenberger, age 53, no parents listed, died 9 January 1881 at Budapest. Record #323-12. Born Kio (sic), palinka vendor; wife RIESZ Terez. LDS 642983, Vol. 52.

This man could not have died in 1881 because he fathered children born in 1882, 1884, 1887, and 1889. Moreover, the LDS Film # would seem to suggest he died in 1891, not 1881.

I suspect this is simply a case of a transcription error— the death year should read 1891, not 1881. But how does one go about correcting such errors?

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA USA
dan@...

 


Looking for obituary of MARCEL BRZOSTOWSKI #france #holocaust

spetracek5105@...
 

I am trying to track down an obituary for Marcel Brzostowski.  From what I can determine, he passed away around 1 June 1995 in the region of Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azor France.  I have been unable to find any newspaper or any form of documentation describing his life in a typical obituary I am expecting.  Any thoughts on newspapers or other sources in the region would be appreciated.  Thank you.
--
Steve Petracek
spetracek5105@...


A Taste of Polish Jewish Genealogy from Krakow: June 6th #galicia #announcements #events #poland

Leah Kushner
 

Santa Cruz Jewish Genealogy Society Invites you: 

A Taste of Jewish Genealogy as a Gateway to the

            Civilization of Polish Jewry

with Tomasz Cebulski Ph.D., Professional Genealogist from Krakow
Sunday, 06 June 2021
at 1pm Pacific Daylight Time/4pm Eastern Time
You will receive a ZOOM link the week of the event. Please check your SPAM.

Description:  
Tomasz joins us from Krakow for this program on why, when, and how to

conduct genealogical research. Tomasz will share his favorite online resources

before demonstrating how he combines research, maps, photography, video and

drone documentation in search of Polish Jewry. We will make a virtual visit to

Brzesko in former Galicia, once a vibrant center of Jewish life.

Bio:  Tomasz Cebulski Ph.D., has worked professionally as a Jewish genealogist for

over 20-years perfecting his knowledge on archival resources in Poland and Central

Europe. He is a scholar in genocide studies and changing patterns of Holocaust and

Auschwitz memory. Tomasz is a historical memory analyst, guide and author of

"Auschwitz after Auschwitz". He is the founder of Polin Travel and Sky Heritage

Pictures.

For more information or membership: SCJGSociety@...

Leah Kushner,
President:  SCJGS  



Re: Pew Research Center New Study on American Jews #announcements #general #usa

Bruce Drake
 

As I mentioned yesterday, Pew Research Center has a follow up post to the report on Jewish-Americans it issue earlier this week.

Jews in U.S. are far less religious than Christians and Americans overall, at least by traditional measures https://pewrsr.ch/3tLMxxN

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD


Re: football team from Bialystok 1924 #poland

Diego Schvarzstein
 

Hello,

I'd like to find someone who have family who played in the jewish
football team ZKS. You can view a picture of the team:
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=91143

My grandfather, Berko Bialostozky played in this team. Around 1924 or
1925 he left for Buenos Aires, Argentina
--
Diego Schvarzstein
Reserching Schvarzstein from Polonne and Lyubar, Fainsod from Bialystok


STERN family of Malsch, Landkreis Karlsruhe #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Is anyone researching or have information about the STERN family of Malsch in the present-day Landkreis (County of) Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany? 
 
I recently found out that the STERN name adopter Joseph Isaak (about 1751 – 19 February 1816 Malsch) was a stepbrother of Marx Nathan, my ancestor who, along with his brother Abraham Nathan, adopted the family name BÄR (BAER) in 1809 in Malsch. It would not surprise me if Joseph was also their first cousin, perhaps a son of their maternal uncle Isaac Abraham who apparently disappeared from Malsch records after being denied Schutz (rights of residence, marry, etc.) in 1745.
 
A member if the STERN family of Malsch was the historian Selma STERN-TÄUBLER who was born in Kippenheim.
--
Ralph N. Baer        RalphNBaer@...       Washington, DC


Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa

Laurie Sosna
 

Hi everyone,

First and always, I thank you all for your help. You're so generous with your time and I am so grateful.

Getting a death certificate would be the best way to track him, but he died in 1933. Elena's flowchart (an excellent resource!) stops at 1930.

The death notice doesn't provide many details: Asbury Park Press, April 27 1933:
"Meyer Levitz, 61, a shoemaker at 807 1/2 Main street, Bradley Beach, died last night. He is survived by his widow, four sons and a daughter. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the late home. Interment will be made in the Hebrew cemetery by Funeral Director Harry J. Bodine."
His widow was his second wife, Ida. She lived in Asbury Park until her death in 1945.
His first wife, Lena, divorced him in 1917.
He married Ida in Brooklyn in 1919.
He and Ida moved to Asbury Park in 1920, he's in the city directories.
None of his children lived in NJ. His eldest son Nathan Levitz, lived in Brooklyn until about 1945 and may have been in contact with Meyer, I can't verify that.
By 1922, Lena and his other children, Louis, Sam, Fannie and Abraham lived in California.

I emailed the Ely Funeral Home yesterday, I received a reply this morning, they did not purchase Bodine.
Bloomfield Cooper is now owned by Dignity Memorials, a subsidiary of Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest funeral provider in the U.S.
They are not known for keeping records that far back.
SCI also owns the Neptune Society and the Trident Society.
I'm going to contact the other congregations, maybe they can help. Thank you for sharing those leads.

We'll see where it takes me.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Family from Kalwarija #poland

neville silverston
 

My paternal grandfather, Meir Neitan Silverstone (?Zylberstein) married Clara Rogovski in Kalwarija (? Poland or Lithuania) on 15th October, 1881. Their first child, my Aunt Jessie, was born at 5 West Place, Edinburgh, Scotland on 5th March, 1883.  They moved to Manchester, Lancashire, and had nine further children. My father was the eighth.  The 1891 Census shows that his brother, Isaac, and fiancee, Clara Rosenfeld, were living with them and they married in September, 1891.

From then on I have the full history of both families but I have not been able to find any records of the three families in Kalwarija, Lithuania. Meir and Isaac's, father, Jacob, was described as a Rabbi on Isaac's Marriage Certificate.

I assume that Meir and Clara crossed the North Sea and arrived in the Port of Leith and that Clara was pregnant at the time so settled in Edinburgh to have the baby.  I have always assumed that they came from Lithuania as my Mother's brother whose family came from Latvia, told me shortly before he passed, that they almost went into mourning when my mother declared that she was about to marry a Litvak!

Is anyone reading these abbreviated details able to fill in some of the  blanks on the origins of my grandfather and great uncle and their wives?  I would be very grateful.

Neville Silverston
Cambridge. UK
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Re: does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish

Rafael.Manory@...
 

From: Rafael Manory, PhD

Thanks Yitschok Margaretn for the detailed explanation. I was going to write that it is a Hebrew proverb, not an Yiddish one, and I also was aware of its  Talmudic origin. I am not aware of an English equivalent other than the direct translation. In Israel the expression is commonly used and  is traced to Pirkei Avot, as indicated.

Rafael Manory, PhD


Re: requests for translations #translation

Rafael.Manory@...
 

I have doing such transllations for years and never asked for payment, even though I am now a professional editor and translator.

Best regards

Rafael Manory, PhD


Re: Hebrew Cemetery, Asbury Park NJ #usa

Elana Broch <elanabroch@...>
 

I'd suggest contacting Regina Fitzpatrick rfitzpatrick@njstatelib.org.  We have been working on a presentation on finding your dead relatives in NJ. I can send you her handy dandy cheat sheet, but I wasn't sure I could post an image on this website.   I ordered a death record months ago, but the archives are very much shut down.  


--
Elana Broch
Lawrenceville, NJ
elanabroch@...


In the Danzig addresses of the PERLBACH family there is Zugangsingel 5 which may have been a house of ill repute, was it and did the street name later on become Jopengasse? #gdansk

r.peeters
 

Among the various addresses for Joseph Levin PERLBACH I see Judengasse as the first one and later on different numbers at Jopengasse which may have been a matter of renumbering or not. Jopengasse Number 54 was acquired from the Schopenhauer family, they seemed far better premises than those of the one in the photo of Jopengasse 55 (ul. Piwna) which I found in an other file.
Can someone enlighten me?
Ron Peeters (NL)

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