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danapol2@...
 

It seems the Czech National Archives stopped using that domain. All the data should be now in the database at https://vademecum.nacr.cz/
Or you can check the archives menu at https://www.nacr.cz/en/for-public/research-room/digital-research-room-archival-records-on-line 
Unfortunately it seems the new URLs are constructed differently so it is not possible to use the paths from the old links to access the specific scans or images.

Dana Polakovicova
Czechia / Slovakia


Redesigned Library and Archives Canada Website #canada

Marion Werle
 

The Library and Archives Canada website has been redesigned. The home page is different, and the genealogy portal has moved. The full URL to the genealogy page is https://library-archives.canada.ca/eng/collection/research-help/genealogy-family-history/pages/genealogy-family-history.aspx (I have purposely not shortened it). There are links to five major sections: Census search, Immigration records, Citizenship and naturallization, First World War - Personnel records, and Employment records. Towards the bottom of the page, there is a section called "Research guides and other resources," which includes a link to Jewish Canadians, and several more pages that link to  sections which will look familiar if you are a regular user of the website.

It is a shock when you first see it, but once you find the genealogy page, it is quite straightforward.

Good luck!
--
Marion Werle
<canadagenes@...>


Re: Grave photo request - Acacia Cemetery, Queens NY #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Richard,

A photo of his stone is online at JewishData.com

I've attached the photo.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.); LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.); WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.); SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)


Re: Can you read this street name on the left side? #records

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Barbara,

I have a friend who lived in those Jackson Heights Quonset huts as a child.

There was an airport in Jackson Heights, Holmes Airport, that went bankrupt in 1940.  After WW11, the empty site was used to build 1,874 Quonset huts for emergency housing for returning veterans.

This site has an old map that shows where Holmes Airport was located.
https://untappedcities.com/2013/10/15/untapped-mailbag-what-were-boundaries-holmes-airport-bulova-building-queens/

The Quonset hut that you lived in was somewhere on the old Holmes Airport property.  The boundaries of the Holmes Airport are clear on the map, between Astoria B'lvd. & 31st Ave.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.); LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.); WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.); SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)


Re: Book: Tears Over Russia: A Search for Family and the Legacy of Ukraine's Pogroms #ukraine

Shelley Mitchell
 

My 1 year old mother and her parents left Kolomea in 1920. My grandmother’s 2 brothers fled to Shanghai at some point during WW Ii. They kept a lot of Holocaust information from their sister before and after they came to the US. But when you asked my grandmother about pogroms, her face turned red and she spoke with fear and anger. Our personal experiences shape us in so many ways. I don’t think she would have survived the Holocaust. Thank the Lord she didn’t have to try.


Shelley Mitchell, NYC 


Re: Can you read this street name on the left side? #records

jbonline1111@...
 

Thanks to all who helped me privately and online.  The suggestions for how to figure it out were very helpful as well as the information itself.  

It's very likely that these streets no longer exist because the housing, Army barracks converted to apartments according to my parents, was torn down in 1952-3. I think more modern housing was built there, but I'm not certain. I can remember aspects of living there as far back as age 2, but the address was beyond me. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Grave photo request - Acacia Cemetery, Queens NY #usa

Brian Kerr
 

I don't live in the City anymore, but am very familiar with Find-A-Grave. There's a Photo Request feature exactly for requests like this.

I had just submitted a Photo Request (aka Headstone Photo) in Find-A-Grave. It reflects that there's about 175 photo volunteers entered in their system.

If you go to the Find-A-Grave Memorial now, you'll see my request pop-up.

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<<|


Re: Genealogy Brick Wall due to Name Change #ukraine

Brian Kerr
 

Which names did you try looking for?

The document reflects that he arrived under the name of "Harry Schneider", but this could/may/might be a situation of someone who typed it based upon how it sounded to them (as this was common then).

It could be as it was typed or a spelling variant(s). It could be simple or may take time.

Regarding the dates, I've seen slight differences before that's probably entered as a best/approximate guess.

-- ~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<<|


This week's Yizkor books excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #JewishGenUpdates #ukraine

Bruce Drake
 

“The Great Shlepper” from the Yizkor book of Rivne (Rovno) in Ukraine is the story of one of the many occupations of Jews — in this case, a group of around fifty members whose livelihood came from unloading or uploading big wagons. But as a group of men whose strength enabled them to do those jobs, “the big porters” played another important role in the community, namely, fending off attacks on their fellow Jews. Lacking any real protection from the police, they were the unofficial police that curbed the peasants when they threatened trouble. The Polish police were lenient with them since they freed them from worries and from what they considered the contemptuous job of protecting Jewish peddlers and storeowners.
“The Great Shlepper” in this story was Liebel Spojnik , who was considered the prime of all the “big porters” because he was stout and muscled. He stood up for the Jews in another way. When a famous wrestler came to town and dared anyone to fight him, Liebel’s friends urged him to take the challenge even though he was nervous about his lack of experience. The bout didn’t have a “Rocky”-like ending, but suffice it to say his performance was seen as a successful protection of “Jewish Honor.”
 
 
 

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Re: Genealogy Brick Wall due to Name Change #ukraine

Susan&David
 


This is appears to be your man.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Name: Hersch Schneider
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Hebrew
Marital status: Single
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1885
Other Birth Place: Mieluice
Last Known Residence: Mielnice
Departure Port: Hamburg
Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1907
Arrival Port: New York, New York, USA
Final Destination: New York
Height: 5 Feet, 4 Inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Money in Possession: 300
Person in US: Isak Schneider
Person in US Relationship: Brother
Sibling: Isak Schneider
Ship Name: Badenia


On 9/2/2022 10:34 AM, sharla.prohorne@... wrote:

Can anyone provide me with guidance on where to go from here? The Badenia did not leave Hamburg on March 29 but the Batavia did. I cannot find my Great Grandfather on the passenger list of the Badenia nor the Batavia. I also did not find him in the Ellis Island records. I suspect a name change is the issue. Sharla Horne
sharla.prohorne@...
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Re: A Polite Request #general

Adelle Gloger
 

The original post by Marilyn Robinson regarding "please" and "thank you" was something we all needed to be reminded of. Thank you Marilyn.
 Along those same lines, when someone asks for research help it does not take any effort to say "thank you" to the person who offered the help (direct private e-mail) even if nothing comes of it.
Thank you all for listening.
Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio USA
agloger@...


Re: Request for Tombstone Translation-Hebrew #translation

fredelfruhman
 

The Tzvi-Hirsh-Harry combination (and variations) is VERY common.

When I wrote that 'Reb' is an honorific, I mean that it's a title of respect.  It does NOT mean rabbi.  While the letter Resh can also be an abbreviation for Rav, rabbi, when someone is a rabbi this is usually made more clear, by the word "haRav", the rabbi, or the abbreviation mem-vav-hey, Moreinu haRav, our teacher the rabbi.

At some point in the past, "Reb" might have meant that the person was a scholar.  However, over time it became simply a term of respect that was used for any man.  It's sort of like saying "Mister", except that the name that follows is the person's first name rather than his last.
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

original message:

The details found by Shimon Sporn include the father's name:  Harry.

On the tombstone, the father's name is given as Tzvi.

Here is the most likely connection.   Tzvi is Hebrew for deer.  In Yiddish, dear is Hirsch/Hersh, etc.   Men with the Hebrew name Tzvi therefore often have a secular name that is a sound-alike for Hersh, such as Harry, Harold, Herbert ...
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Request for signatures translation-Hebrew #translation

@Tubalcain
 

Dear JG members - I would very much appreciate a translation of the signatures below from a helpful Hebrew speaker.  
Thank you.

1/ Signature from an ancestor living in Hellering-les-Fenétranges, Moselle, France in the XVIIIth century (Simon Aron or Aron Simon ?). I was told that special characters after the signature could mean that this person was a rabbi, is it true ?

   
 





2/ Signatures at the bottom of this ketubah signed in Carpentras, France, in 1789


      
       Bruno Gourevitch
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Re: The Jews in the Well, Norwich, England #dna

GRAHAM LEWIS
 

Why would the murdered Jews have been thrown down the well, thereby poisoning it? Was this a well used exclusively by local Jews (unlikely), or the well had dried up and was no longer used?

Graham Lewis
London, UK

original message:
 

The Jews in the Well, Norwich, England

 
 

07/08/11  

There has been a lot of buzz about the remains of the bodies tossed
into a well in Norwich, England in the Middle Ages. DNA analysis of
the remains determined that the victims were undoubtedly Jewish.
Here is a link to the article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13855238

A discussion group has been started on Facebook about the mtDNA of
the Jews in the well, several of whom are in the common Ashkenazi
haplogroup K1a1b1a; the discussion relates to all Jews, as most
Ashkenazi Jews (and many non-Ashkenazim too) may descend >from this
Medieval Jewish family hypothesized to have been thrown in the well
during a pogrom in Norwich in 1190. Here is a link to the discussion
group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/247655585261008


Genealogy Brick Wall due to Name Change #ukraine

sharla.prohorne@...
 

Can anyone provide me with guidance on where to go from here? The Badenia did not leave Hamburg on March 29 but the Batavia did. I cannot find my Great Grandfather on the passenger list of the Badenia nor the Batavia. I also did not find him in the Ellis Island records. I suspect a name change is the issue.

Sharla Horne
sharla.prohorne@...


Grave photo request - Acacia Cemetery, Queens NY #usa

richard_beach@...
 

Hello all & Shabbat Shalom,

I wonder if some kind Jewish Genner might be visting the Acacia Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, New York. I have a suspected link to a DNA match and it could all hang on the father's name of Maurice I. Perlow, who was buried there in 1961 aged 70-71 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130108805/maurice-i-perlow).

A photo of the headstone, if it has his father's Hebrew name, could solve the mystery. if anyone could help I'd be hugely grateful.

Many thanks,

Richard Beach
London, UK
www.tenliesmyfamilytoldme.com
Researching BEACH/PRZYBYSZ (Rawa Mazowiecka & London)
PERLOV (Bobruisk, Belarus)
FRANKLIN (London), FRAENKEL (Vienna/Furth)
MARKS & LYONS (London 1770-1900)
MARCOWICZ (Krasnopol)
ZOLTY (Kalisz/Kepno)


Re: Anyone know of any database of foreign volunteers who fought in Spanish Civil War? #general

richard_beach@...
 

This may be of some use: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-who-served-in-the-international-brigade-in-the-spanish-civil-war. I was able to use it to comfirm that my wife's great-uncle died in Jarama in 1937 fighting in the International Brigade.

Best regards,

Richard Beach
London, UK
www.tenliesmyfamilytoldme.com
Researching BEACH/PRZYBYSZ (Rawa Mazowiecka & London)
PERLOV (Bobruisk, Belarus)
FRANKLIN (London), FRAENKEL (Vienna/Furth)
MARKS & LYONS (London 1770-1900)
MARCOWICZ (Krasnopol)
ZOLTY (Kalisz/Kepno)


Re: grave stone translation requsted #translation

shimonsporn
 

June
I agree with Adam.
The stone says
Leah daughter of Reb Hersh.
(In polite European Jewish Orthodox culture, men are and were addressed as Reb Hersh or Reb Yankel, does not necessarily mean Rabbi. Reb was and is still used as a sign of respect sort of like saying Mr. 
The name Leah is Biblical. Leah was one of the Holy Matriarchs of the Jewish people, wife of Yaakov-Jacob and mother of Reuven, Shimon, Levi, Yehuda, Yisocher, Zevulun and Dina.
FYI: Hersh is Yiddish and German for "deer" .
Hersh or Hershel has for hundreds of years been the popular Yiddish version of the original hebrew Name of Tzvi which is the biblical word meaning Deer or gazelle.
Often men and boys are called Zvi Hersh or Hirsch similarly to those named Dov Behr or Dovber. Ber or Berel is Yiddish for the Hebrew name Dov which means bear.
The last line are the initials of a quote "May his/her soul be bound in the bundle of life"
direct from the Book of the Prophet Samuel / Shmuel A, 25: 29, that is traditionally engraved on Jewish tombstones.  

Shimon Sporn of Beit Shemesh, Israel
Researcher # 57380
Perl, Margolies, Itzkowitz, Lehrer families from Kisvarda, Fenyeslitke, Ustilug,
Leher- Rozenberg families of Hrubieszów Galicia Edmondton, London
Sporn families of Marosorozfalu, Rusii Munti, Saszreghin, Kajla, Besztercze-Naszod
Abraham & Stuhlman families from Pecsetszeg & Kozarvar


Re: Anyone know of any database of foreign volunteers who fought in Spanish Civil War? #general

Rose Feldman
 

Shalom Miriam,

 

IGRA has a list of the Jewish Volunteers to the International Brigade from around the world in its collection.

 

In the next few months we will be posting a more extensive list of volunteers from Palestine compiled by Eli Brauner and Nira Azrielant-Granatstein.

 

Rose Feldman
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Israel Genealogy Research Association https://genealogy.org.il
Help us index more records at http://igra.csindexing.com

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


--
Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Anyone know of any database of foreign volunteers who fought in Spanish Civil War? #general

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

Dear all,

I'm currently in unfamiliar research waters in pursuit of information about a great-uncle of my mother's who left Poland in the early 1930s and apparently volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War of July 1936. I am aware that tens of thousands of foreign volunteers poured into Spain to fight the fascists then, including quite a few Polish Jews. However, I haven't been able to find any database, website or archive that might list these foreign volunteers through searching online. But at the same time, I've never had to research anything in Spain before and have no idea what might be in Spanish archives. Is anyone here familiar with Spanish archives? Do you know of any database or list, online or off, of the foreign volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War?

I'd be most grateful for any information. Thank you in advance for any replies!

Shabbat Shalom,

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

Professional journalist, writer, editor, proofreader.
Professional translator (Hebrew/Yiddish to English).
Certified guide, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

Email: miriambdh@...

Researching: BULWA/BULWAR (Rawa Mazowiecka, Lodz, Paris); FRENKIEL/FRENKEL, FERLIPTER/VERLIEBTER (Belz); KALUSZYNER, KUSMIERSKI, KASZKIET, KUZKA, JABLONKA, RZETELNY, WROBEL (Kaluszyn, Lodz); KRYSKA/KRYSZKA, CHABIELSKI/HABELSKI (Sieradz, Lodz); LICHTENSZTAJN (Kiernozia, Wyszogrod, Lodz); ROZENBERG (Przedborz, Lodz); WAKS (Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Lodz); PELCMAN, STORCZ (Rawa Mazowiecka); SOBEL (Paris); SAPIR/SZAFIR (Wyszogrod).