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New Article on IGRA website- From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points In Between #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website, ">from Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana
and Points In Between" by Ellen Stepak.

In this article, Ellen Stepak takes the reader on a genealogical
journey as she traces her maternal family >from Europe, in particular,
Germany, to Midwest United States, to such towns and cities as
Huntington, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee. She explains, in detail,
how she went about researching her relatives, which included trips to
Europe, and what she found in the process. A fascinating journey.

Since 1995, Ellen Stepak has been actively researching her family's
roots, with ancestors >from five modern-day countries. Ellen has
written several articles on topics related to her research, and
translating material >from Hebrew to English. She has published three
family history books: We Were All Klutzes, about the Klots (and Kling)
families of Lithuania; The Werthans of Rotenburg an der Fulda; and The
Brenn Family of Pinsk.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
http://genealogy.org.il/

Please note, the article is available for free for one month to
non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2019/07/25/from-rotenburg-an-der-fulda-to-huntington-indiana-and-points-in-between-by-ellen-stepak/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y4zqsgtx )

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Article on IGRA website- From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points In Between #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website, ">from Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana
and Points In Between" by Ellen Stepak.

In this article, Ellen Stepak takes the reader on a genealogical
journey as she traces her maternal family >from Europe, in particular,
Germany, to Midwest United States, to such towns and cities as
Huntington, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee. She explains, in detail,
how she went about researching her relatives, which included trips to
Europe, and what she found in the process. A fascinating journey.

Since 1995, Ellen Stepak has been actively researching her family's
roots, with ancestors >from five modern-day countries. Ellen has
written several articles on topics related to her research, and
translating material >from Hebrew to English. She has published three
family history books: We Were All Klutzes, about the Klots (and Kling)
families of Lithuania; The Werthans of Rotenburg an der Fulda; and The
Brenn Family of Pinsk.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
http://genealogy.org.il/

Please note, the article is available for free for one month to
non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2019/07/25/from-rotenburg-an-der-fulda-to-huntington-indiana-and-points-in-between-by-ellen-stepak/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y4zqsgtx )

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


Ancestry Two New Records Collections From Arolesen Archives on the Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

At the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry
announced a new partnership with Arolsen Archives, formerly known as the
International Tracing Service (ITS). The partnership provided two new
Holocaust-related databases that are indexed and are free access-i.e. you do
not require a subscription to access these databases, however, you do have
to register with name, email address and password.

The two databases are:
1.Lists of Those Persecuted 1939-1947-. This collection consists of
foreigners and German persecutees in Germany between 1939-1947 who were
persecuted by public institutions, social securities and companies. The
records may also include information on those who died, including burial
information. The documents were assembled according to the Zones of
Occupation - American, British, French and Soviet - by the Allied forces
within Germany. Areas outside Germany were also recorded. These initial
records are >from the American sector. The other sectors: will be added at a
later date.

2. Passenger Lists 1946-1971-these are lists of displaced persons mostly
traveling >from a resettlement camp to a final destination-often the United
States. The collection consists of passenger lists of immigrants leaving
Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The
majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons -
Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and Nazi forced
laborers, as well as refugees >from Central and Eastern European countries
and some non-European countries.

Many of the immigrants listed in the collection fall outside the ITS
(International Tracing Service) mandate.

The records in this collection are organized by Resettlement Camp location
where immigrants began their journey.

The passenger list Africa, Asia and Europe, Passenger Lists of Displaced
Persons, 1946-1971 and Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German
Persecutees, 1939-1947 are predominately in German with some English.

Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/alwaysremember When you find the
person you are searching, a new window opens and the record appears. Click
on the image of the record. When the image opens you can click on the tools
icon on the right to print or download. If you want to save it to your
computer click on the green "save" button on the upper right side of the
screen.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry Two New Records Collections From Arolesen Archives on the Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

At the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry
announced a new partnership with Arolsen Archives, formerly known as the
International Tracing Service (ITS). The partnership provided two new
Holocaust-related databases that are indexed and are free access-i.e. you do
not require a subscription to access these databases, however, you do have
to register with name, email address and password.

The two databases are:
1.Lists of Those Persecuted 1939-1947-. This collection consists of
foreigners and German persecutees in Germany between 1939-1947 who were
persecuted by public institutions, social securities and companies. The
records may also include information on those who died, including burial
information. The documents were assembled according to the Zones of
Occupation - American, British, French and Soviet - by the Allied forces
within Germany. Areas outside Germany were also recorded. These initial
records are >from the American sector. The other sectors: will be added at a
later date.

2. Passenger Lists 1946-1971-these are lists of displaced persons mostly
traveling >from a resettlement camp to a final destination-often the United
States. The collection consists of passenger lists of immigrants leaving
Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The
majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons -
Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and Nazi forced
laborers, as well as refugees >from Central and Eastern European countries
and some non-European countries.

Many of the immigrants listed in the collection fall outside the ITS
(International Tracing Service) mandate.

The records in this collection are organized by Resettlement Camp location
where immigrants began their journey.

The passenger list Africa, Asia and Europe, Passenger Lists of Displaced
Persons, 1946-1971 and Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German
Persecutees, 1939-1947 are predominately in German with some English.

Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/alwaysremember When you find the
person you are searching, a new window opens and the record appears. Click
on the image of the record. When the image opens you can click on the tools
icon on the right to print or download. If you want to save it to your
computer click on the green "save" button on the upper right side of the
screen.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Offering Photos / Research at Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth , New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be heading back to Mt Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, New York and
am willing to take photos for people.

I am happy to look for graves and take photos provided you can ID the appropriate
person. Mount Zion has a database where you can start with your research but be
aware while the year is always correct, their database defaults to the first day of
the month when a date is not specified or the first day of the year when a month is
not specified. So if they did not have complete data when they were entering the
person into the database you might see the date as the first or it as January 1
when your research says a different date >from the death certificate or such.
Also a lot of times the date differs >from the death certificate because the
database mostly has date of burial not date of death.

I am pretty good at finding my way around in Mount Zion but some spots can allude
even the best searcher. But still I try. Infants, babies and children are the most
difficult because a lot of times they did not have as significant stones and they
do not survive the years. Some areas of Zion also unfortunately do not have maps.

Please be specific in your requests because I can not help you if you write with a
common name and say can you find for example Harry Cohen .... you can guess how
many there are in this cemetery. Mount Zion Cemetery has more than 210,000 burials
on its 78 acres.

If you know it is a child's grave please identify it as such when you contact me.

I do appreciate but do not demand a few dollars in return to help off set the cost
of doing these search for everyone and to make it possible for me to continue to
offer this as a service to the community. As you can understand the costs of these
repeated searches add up on me.

I am also happy to offer advice online if you email me. As I said I have been
through Mount Zion enough to know what's possible and also some tricks on how to
locate people in the database.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering Photos / Research at Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth , New York #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be heading back to Mt Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, New York and
am willing to take photos for people.

I am happy to look for graves and take photos provided you can ID the appropriate
person. Mount Zion has a database where you can start with your research but be
aware while the year is always correct, their database defaults to the first day of
the month when a date is not specified or the first day of the year when a month is
not specified. So if they did not have complete data when they were entering the
person into the database you might see the date as the first or it as January 1
when your research says a different date >from the death certificate or such.
Also a lot of times the date differs >from the death certificate because the
database mostly has date of burial not date of death.

I am pretty good at finding my way around in Mount Zion but some spots can allude
even the best searcher. But still I try. Infants, babies and children are the most
difficult because a lot of times they did not have as significant stones and they
do not survive the years. Some areas of Zion also unfortunately do not have maps.

Please be specific in your requests because I can not help you if you write with a
common name and say can you find for example Harry Cohen .... you can guess how
many there are in this cemetery. Mount Zion Cemetery has more than 210,000 burials
on its 78 acres.

If you know it is a child's grave please identify it as such when you contact me.

I do appreciate but do not demand a few dollars in return to help off set the cost
of doing these search for everyone and to make it possible for me to continue to
offer this as a service to the community. As you can understand the costs of these
repeated searches add up on me.

I am also happy to offer advice online if you email me. As I said I have been
through Mount Zion enough to know what's possible and also some tricks on how to
locate people in the database.

Allan Jordan


Bharir in Leeds #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Ethey Betty (nee Brharir)
died 1970 and her husband Eddie Gould died in 2013. Their children
are. Michael Gould, born in Leeds in 1950 married in Leeds to Carol in
Leeds and. Susan, born in 1954, married in Leeds to David Fernandez of
Manchester.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR: Private responses only please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bharir in Leeds #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Ethey Betty (nee Brharir)
died 1970 and her husband Eddie Gould died in 2013. Their children
are. Michael Gould, born in Leeds in 1950 married in Leeds to Carol in
Leeds and. Susan, born in 1954, married in Leeds to David Fernandez of
Manchester.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR: Private responses only please.


Translation request - Polish #general

Daniel Mann
 

Please share with me the name of the mohel of my relative Chaim Mann.

The record can be found. at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58333
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Daniel Mann


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation request - Polish #general

Daniel Mann
 

Please share with me the name of the mohel of my relative Chaim Mann.

The record can be found. at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58333
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Daniel Mann


REISFELD (RAJSFELD) - CZESINSKI - GEWISSENHEIT Tomaszow Lubelski - Chelm - France #general

Rony Golan
 

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for the children of Chaskel REISFELD and Ester (nee
PRINC) of Tomaszow Lubelski.

Among others, I found out that Chana (Cipa?) married Aba CZESINSKY and
they lived in France
Abrahan Jacob REISFELD married Chana GEWISSENHEIT.

If you have any information regarding this family, please contact me off-list.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel

rony.golan@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen REISFELD (RAJSFELD) - CZESINSKI - GEWISSENHEIT Tomaszow Lubelski - Chelm - France #general

Rony Golan
 

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for the children of Chaskel REISFELD and Ester (nee
PRINC) of Tomaszow Lubelski.

Among others, I found out that Chana (Cipa?) married Aba CZESINSKY and
they lived in France
Abrahan Jacob REISFELD married Chana GEWISSENHEIT.

If you have any information regarding this family, please contact me off-list.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel

rony.golan@...


Descendants of Gittle ABRAMOWITZ-Novarodok to New Haven, Ct. 19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am researching two of 4 children of my great great grandmother Gittle ABRAMOWITZ
who emmigrated >from Novarodok to New Haven, Ct. during the latter part of the 19th
century.

Gittle, who was widowed >from her husband, Yitzchak, came to the USA with 4
children: David (/) Sarah, Mayer (my great grandfather) and Kalman. .

As various members of my family have different versions of her life I
am trying to find more exact facts.

According to my late mother's autobiography, the eldest son, (we presume) David,
went off to Boston to seek his fortune. Supposedly got a menial job in a dept.
store ther and rose to management level. My mother thinks he changed his family
name. When my grandparents (and mother) emmigrated >from Palestine to Hartford, Ct.
in the late1920s,my grandfather tried to contact his uncle David, and was told
(brushed off?) that David was not well and vacationing in his Florida home.

Further in my mother's book, when her family had moved to NYC, she was sitting on
the beach in Coney Island and met, by chance a young man named Tom. When he heard
that she came >from Palestine he introduced my mother to his grandmother, Sarah who,
lo and behold was her father's aunt, Gittle second child. My mother relates how she
arranged for my grandfather (an ultra-orthodox Jew) to meet his(secular) aunt .
Very soon Tom disappeared back home to Boston, supposedly due to different levels
of religiousity. Sarah and her husband (family name not mentioned) were members of
the "bund" in NYC.

According to another family source: Gittle moved at some point to Jerusalem and
married there a wealthy widower Englishman by the name LAZAROFF. Who had some 10
or so children >from his first wife.

Wiith Gittle's other 2 children, Mayer and Kalman I am in contact.

I would be happy to hear >from anyone who may have information regarding the above
Sarah and David. I have no further information as to ezact dates of arrival to the
States and ages of Gittle or her children (besides Mayer and Kalman).

TIA
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendants of Gittle ABRAMOWITZ-Novarodok to New Haven, Ct. 19th cent. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am researching two of 4 children of my great great grandmother Gittle ABRAMOWITZ
who emmigrated >from Novarodok to New Haven, Ct. during the latter part of the 19th
century.

Gittle, who was widowed >from her husband, Yitzchak, came to the USA with 4
children: David (/) Sarah, Mayer (my great grandfather) and Kalman. .

As various members of my family have different versions of her life I
am trying to find more exact facts.

According to my late mother's autobiography, the eldest son, (we presume) David,
went off to Boston to seek his fortune. Supposedly got a menial job in a dept.
store ther and rose to management level. My mother thinks he changed his family
name. When my grandparents (and mother) emmigrated >from Palestine to Hartford, Ct.
in the late1920s,my grandfather tried to contact his uncle David, and was told
(brushed off?) that David was not well and vacationing in his Florida home.

Further in my mother's book, when her family had moved to NYC, she was sitting on
the beach in Coney Island and met, by chance a young man named Tom. When he heard
that she came >from Palestine he introduced my mother to his grandmother, Sarah who,
lo and behold was her father's aunt, Gittle second child. My mother relates how she
arranged for my grandfather (an ultra-orthodox Jew) to meet his(secular) aunt .
Very soon Tom disappeared back home to Boston, supposedly due to different levels
of religiousity. Sarah and her husband (family name not mentioned) were members of
the "bund" in NYC.

According to another family source: Gittle moved at some point to Jerusalem and
married there a wealthy widower Englishman by the name LAZAROFF. Who had some 10
or so children >from his first wife.

Wiith Gittle's other 2 children, Mayer and Kalman I am in contact.

I would be happy to hear >from anyone who may have information regarding the above
Sarah and David. I have no further information as to ezact dates of arrival to the
States and ages of Gittle or her children (besides Mayer and Kalman).

TIA
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Translation request - German #general

Daniel Mann
 

Please help me with the translation of these two marriage records.

The records can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68985
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Daniel Mann


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation request - German #general

Daniel Mann
 

Please help me with the translation of these two marriage records.

The records can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68985
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Daniel Mann


Rich source of genealogical links (Czechoslovakia and Slovakia) #general

tom.venetia@...
 

Hello,
By sheer luck I discovered a page which contains hundreds of site addresses related
to Czech and Slovak genealogy. It is a real golden trove for researchers in these
areas.

The text is in Czech however "Google Translate" generates an excellent English
translation. Just type this address:
https://www.vasegeny.cz/genealogicky-rozcestnik/
next scroll down to reach the many blocks classified by specific subjects.

Enjoy
Tom Venetianer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rich source of genealogical links (Czechoslovakia and Slovakia) #general

tom.venetia@...
 

Hello,
By sheer luck I discovered a page which contains hundreds of site addresses related
to Czech and Slovak genealogy. It is a real golden trove for researchers in these
areas.

The text is in Czech however "Google Translate" generates an excellent English
translation. Just type this address:
https://www.vasegeny.cz/genealogicky-rozcestnik/
next scroll down to reach the many blocks classified by specific subjects.

Enjoy
Tom Venetianer


R' Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef-of Ostrow #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In Biber's book "Mazkeret Legedolei Ostrow" there appear two R' Yisrael ben Yosef of
Ostrow who lived some 200 years ago. Both came to Tzfat during the 19th century. He
suggests that they are one andthe same though in one place the name appears Yisrael
Nachman and the other without the Nachman. In one place the (family?) name appear
"DERHARBISHER".

As I am a descendant of them (or his) I would like to correspond with
anyone else who is a descendant of his to discuss our family tree.

TIA
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen R' Yisrael Nachman ben Yosef-of Ostrow #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

In Biber's book "Mazkeret Legedolei Ostrow" there appear two R' Yisrael ben Yosef of
Ostrow who lived some 200 years ago. Both came to Tzfat during the 19th century. He
suggests that they are one andthe same though in one place the name appears Yisrael
Nachman and the other without the Nachman. In one place the (family?) name appear
"DERHARBISHER".

As I am a descendant of them (or his) I would like to correspond with
anyone else who is a descendant of his to discuss our family tree.

TIA
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem