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Re: frenchsig digest: January 21, 2019 #france

brooklyncowboy@...
 

from Website Our Immigrant Ancestors >from Germany and Alsace (1830-1883),
http://smithancestry.com/surnames/immfams.htm the following is stated regarding
Alsace's geographic connection

Many of our ancestors came >from a German-speaking region known as Alsace. In the
early 1800's, Alsace was part of the nation of France, as it is today, although
the people of Alsace spoke a dialect of German called "Alsacien." After the
defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, Alsace and the
neighboring German-speaking region of Lorraine, together referred to as
"Alsace-Lorraine," were annexed to Germany. Following World War I (1914-1918),
Alsace and Lorraine once again rejoined France.

The below link provides the jewishgen boundary Info on Alsace,

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/jgcd.php

Hope this helps

Arnie


French SIG #France Re: frenchsig digest: January 21, 2019 #france

brooklyncowboy@...
 

from Website Our Immigrant Ancestors >from Germany and Alsace (1830-1883),
http://smithancestry.com/surnames/immfams.htm the following is stated regarding
Alsace's geographic connection

Many of our ancestors came >from a German-speaking region known as Alsace. In the
early 1800's, Alsace was part of the nation of France, as it is today, although
the people of Alsace spoke a dialect of German called "Alsacien." After the
defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, Alsace and the
neighboring German-speaking region of Lorraine, together referred to as
"Alsace-Lorraine," were annexed to Germany. Following World War I (1914-1918),
Alsace and Lorraine once again rejoined France.

The below link provides the jewishgen boundary Info on Alsace,

https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/jgcd.php

Hope this helps

Arnie


MAY ancestors from Alsace #france

Neil Kominsky
 

I am researching the MAY family. Five MAY brothers, Moses, Solomon,
Nathan, Marx and Henry, immigrated to the US in the 1850s and became
prominent wholesale butchers in Brooklyn. I have information that
Moses, the oldest, was born on October 22, 1831 in Strasbourg, though
I can no longer trace the source of that, and Marx, my wife's
GGgrandfather was, according to his obituary, born in "Wolfheim,
Alsace" in 1842. Knowledgeable people have informed me that the name
of the place should be Wolfsheim, but the only such place I can find
is in Western Germany, not Alsace. Did that border move during the
19th century? I have been unable to trace the family back to Alsace.
I am quite sure that the mother of the five brothers must have been
Rebecca, because all five named a daughter Rebecca, but I have no
information on the father's name. I would welcome any thoughts on how
to move the tree back a generation or two. Thanks in advance.
Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA


French SIG #France MAY ancestors from Alsace #france

Neil Kominsky
 

I am researching the MAY family. Five MAY brothers, Moses, Solomon,
Nathan, Marx and Henry, immigrated to the US in the 1850s and became
prominent wholesale butchers in Brooklyn. I have information that
Moses, the oldest, was born on October 22, 1831 in Strasbourg, though
I can no longer trace the source of that, and Marx, my wife's
GGgrandfather was, according to his obituary, born in "Wolfheim,
Alsace" in 1842. Knowledgeable people have informed me that the name
of the place should be Wolfsheim, but the only such place I can find
is in Western Germany, not Alsace. Did that border move during the
19th century? I have been unable to trace the family back to Alsace.
I am quite sure that the mother of the five brothers must have been
Rebecca, because all five named a daughter Rebecca, but I have no
information on the father's name. I would welcome any thoughts on how
to move the tree back a generation or two. Thanks in advance.
Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA


(Austria) Gen-Team Adds New Collections to Their Website #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism, marriages, and burials >from
Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic church registers for
various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a looted publication Collection IKG. To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the new
additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech (Austria) Gen-Team Adds New Collections to Their Website #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism, marriages, and burials >from
Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic church registers for
various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a looted publication Collection IKG. To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the new
additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New Jewish Bratislava Brochure Correction #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The brochure is about Bratislava not Prague...my apologies for the error in
the subject line...the Jewish Heritage Site previously did a brochure on
Prague which I previously posted about and I had that in my memory when I
wrote this

Jan Meisels Allen



Bratislava's Menorah Jewish Heritage Foundation has prepared a new brochure
with web pages, "Jewish Bratislava". It is downloadable as a pdf >from the
Bratislava tourism website at: https://tinyurl.com/y9sym9q2
Original url:

https://www.visitbratislava.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/jewish-bratislava.pdf

It is currently only available in English, however, Slovak, German and
Hebrew editions are being prepared.

The official Bratislava Tourism website has a Jewish section:
https://www.visitbratislava.com/jewish-bratislava/
There is also a website umbrella Jewish Bratislava web site produced by the
Menorah Jewish Heritage Foundation: http://www.jewishbratislava.sk/home/

To read more see:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/01/16/slovakia-bratislava-jewish-herit
age/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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ELIAS family query #austria-czech

nickh2@...
 

I am working to uncover a connection between Jacques ELIAS, who left
billions to the Romanian Academy, family in Vienna (Abraham and Heinrich
Elias) and two Israeli people Marius and Yonah Elian. This is based on the
following note >from wiki:

A nephew (of Jacques Elias 1844-1923), the son of one of the brothers
(Abraham 1839-1908 and Heinrich 1841-1901) was a high official in the
leading bank Marmorosch Blank (Bucharest) and had two sons who were admitted
to the Medical-Pharmaceutical Institute "Carol Davila" in autumn 1944 after
the abolition of the ban on Jews for studying in universities (numerus
nulus). After graduation, the older son, Iona (born 1923, [died] Tel Aviv
June 17, 2011) emigrated to Israel in 1950, along with his wife, Beatrice, a
gynecologist, where they changed their name family to Elian. Specializing in
anesthesia and resuscitation, Dr. Iona Elian was part of Mosad's command
group that captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in 1960[5] . Only after
13 years, the second son, Dr. Marius (Elias) Elian (born 1925 Bucharest,
died 1999 Tel-Aviv), managed to emigrate to Israel with his wife, Dr. Inge
Elian, surviving deportation in Transnistria , both microbiologists. Marius
Elian was the organizer and general manager of the laboratories of one of
the four Israeli healthcare organizations.


ViewMate Translation Request - German #austria-czech

Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

I found a newspaper article for a cousin of mine, Baruch REICH of
Skoryki, Galicia, in a Vienna newspaper. I would really appreciate it
if someone could translate the article for me. It can be found on
ViewMate here: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71334

Please keep in mind that while the article is typed and quite clear,
it's in the Fraktur script, so it might be tricky to read if you
aren't familiar with it.

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler
Norwalk, CT

P.S. Just in case anyone is curious, I found the article on ANNO -
Austrian Newspapers Online. It has a fully searchable database for
online newspapers in and out of Vienna, including some specifically
Jewish newspapers. The website is German, but it's fairly simple to
use and Google Translate can translate it for you. It's linked here:
http://anno.onb.ac.at/


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New Jewish Bratislava Brochure Correction #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The brochure is about Bratislava not Prague...my apologies for the error in
the subject line...the Jewish Heritage Site previously did a brochure on
Prague which I previously posted about and I had that in my memory when I
wrote this

Jan Meisels Allen



Bratislava's Menorah Jewish Heritage Foundation has prepared a new brochure
with web pages, "Jewish Bratislava". It is downloadable as a pdf >from the
Bratislava tourism website at: https://tinyurl.com/y9sym9q2
Original url:

https://www.visitbratislava.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/jewish-bratislava.pdf

It is currently only available in English, however, Slovak, German and
Hebrew editions are being prepared.

The official Bratislava Tourism website has a Jewish section:
https://www.visitbratislava.com/jewish-bratislava/
There is also a website umbrella Jewish Bratislava web site produced by the
Menorah Jewish Heritage Foundation: http://www.jewishbratislava.sk/home/

To read more see:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/01/16/slovakia-bratislava-jewish-herit
age/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate Translation Request - German #austria-czech

Jacob Heisler
 

Hi everyone,

I found a newspaper article for a cousin of mine, Baruch REICH of
Skoryki, Galicia, in a Vienna newspaper. I would really appreciate it
if someone could translate the article for me. It can be found on
ViewMate here: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71334

Please keep in mind that while the article is typed and quite clear,
it's in the Fraktur script, so it might be tricky to read if you
aren't familiar with it.

Thank you for your time.

From,
Jacob Heisler
Norwalk, CT

P.S. Just in case anyone is curious, I found the article on ANNO -
Austrian Newspapers Online. It has a fully searchable database for
online newspapers in and out of Vienna, including some specifically
Jewish newspapers. The website is German, but it's fairly simple to
use and Google Translate can translate it for you. It's linked here:
http://anno.onb.ac.at/


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ELIAS family query #austria-czech

nickh2@...
 

I am working to uncover a connection between Jacques ELIAS, who left
billions to the Romanian Academy, family in Vienna (Abraham and Heinrich
Elias) and two Israeli people Marius and Yonah Elian. This is based on the
following note >from wiki:

A nephew (of Jacques Elias 1844-1923), the son of one of the brothers
(Abraham 1839-1908 and Heinrich 1841-1901) was a high official in the
leading bank Marmorosch Blank (Bucharest) and had two sons who were admitted
to the Medical-Pharmaceutical Institute "Carol Davila" in autumn 1944 after
the abolition of the ban on Jews for studying in universities (numerus
nulus). After graduation, the older son, Iona (born 1923, [died] Tel Aviv
June 17, 2011) emigrated to Israel in 1950, along with his wife, Beatrice, a
gynecologist, where they changed their name family to Elian. Specializing in
anesthesia and resuscitation, Dr. Iona Elian was part of Mosad's command
group that captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in 1960[5] . Only after
13 years, the second son, Dr. Marius (Elias) Elian (born 1925 Bucharest,
died 1999 Tel-Aviv), managed to emigrate to Israel with his wife, Dr. Inge
Elian, surviving deportation in Transnistria , both microbiologists. Marius
Elian was the organizer and general manager of the laboratories of one of
the four Israeli healthcare organizations.


The SIG and JGDG message archives and archive search engines are back! #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Access to the SIG including GerSIG Archives and to the separate
JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) Archives has been restored.
Instructions including search engine guide are at the pages noted
below.

Were my questions about my German-Jewish ancestors asked and
answered before I joined GerSig?

Log in to JewishGen.org then go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop

JPLowens, Suburban NYC


German SIG #Germany The SIG and JGDG message archives and archive search engines are back! #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Access to the SIG including GerSIG Archives and to the separate
JewishGen Discussion Group (JGDG) Archives has been restored.
Instructions including search engine guide are at the pages noted
below.

Were my questions about my German-Jewish ancestors asked and
answered before I joined GerSig?

Log in to JewishGen.org then go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop

JPLowens, Suburban NYC


JRI Poland #Poland Announcing the Zaklikow Phase 3 Project (Krasnik Area of Lublin) #poland

Robinn Magid
 

Dear fellow Lublin area researchers,

I am writing to make you aware that this month, we have finished a
project to extract the parents' names and major dates for a town
called Zaklikow in the Krasnik area of the Lublin gubernya. I'd like
to thank Max Wald of Australia for his hard work on the Phase 3
portion of the project. His help was invaluable to our success.

This town is missing about forty years of Jewish vital records - their
whereabouts are unknown at this time - so they just simply may not
exist. This makes the information that we do have even more precious.

Below are the 28 most commonly found surnames in the Zaklikow records.
They include data which is not yet online.

We need to raise $700 to recover the funds that JRI-Poland has
invested in researching this town. If you are interested in learning
more about your family >from this town or you are willing to make a
donation to the projects for Zaklikow,, please contact me at the email
address below...

BOJMAL, BOKMAN, BRUKIRER, DYSTYLER, FRAJTAK, FRIDMAN, GRYNTUCH,
GUTWILIK, HELLER, INGBER, KENIGSBERG, KLAJMAN, KLAJNMAN, MANDELBAUM,
MORENFELD. PELCMAN, RACA, RAJCH, ROJTRYB, ROZENBAUM, ROZENEL,
WAJNGARTEN, WAJNTRAUB, WAJSER, WAJSFELD, WARECH, WIZEN, ZAJDENFELD

Best wishes for 2019. I hope to focus on fundraising for the Lublin
area towns this year and propel our research even further! Thanks for
your interest and your help!

Robinn Magid
Berkeley, California
Lublin Area Projects Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Robinn.Magid@...


Announcing the Zaklikow Phase 3 Project (Krasnik Area of Lublin) #poland

Robinn Magid
 

Dear fellow Lublin area researchers,

I am writing to make you aware that this month, we have finished a
project to extract the parents' names and major dates for a town
called Zaklikow in the Krasnik area of the Lublin gubernya. I'd like
to thank Max Wald of Australia for his hard work on the Phase 3
portion of the project. His help was invaluable to our success.

This town is missing about forty years of Jewish vital records - their
whereabouts are unknown at this time - so they just simply may not
exist. This makes the information that we do have even more precious.

Below are the 28 most commonly found surnames in the Zaklikow records.
They include data which is not yet online.

We need to raise $700 to recover the funds that JRI-Poland has
invested in researching this town. If you are interested in learning
more about your family >from this town or you are willing to make a
donation to the projects for Zaklikow,, please contact me at the email
address below...

BOJMAL, BOKMAN, BRUKIRER, DYSTYLER, FRAJTAK, FRIDMAN, GRYNTUCH,
GUTWILIK, HELLER, INGBER, KENIGSBERG, KLAJMAN, KLAJNMAN, MANDELBAUM,
MORENFELD. PELCMAN, RACA, RAJCH, ROJTRYB, ROZENBAUM, ROZENEL,
WAJNGARTEN, WAJNTRAUB, WAJSER, WAJSFELD, WARECH, WIZEN, ZAJDENFELD

Best wishes for 2019. I hope to focus on fundraising for the Lublin
area towns this year and propel our research even further! Thanks for
your interest and your help!

Robinn Magid
Berkeley, California
Lublin Area Projects Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Robinn.Magid@...


GenTeam Adds New Collections to Their Website #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism,
marriages and burials >from Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic
church registers for various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19 million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous
updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a page titled "Looted Works Not Only >from Austria in
the Collection of the Jewish Community." To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v
Original url:
https://www.genteam.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=149&lang=en

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the
new additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia GenTeam Adds New Collections to Their Website #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism,
marriages and burials >from Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic
church registers for various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19 million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous
updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a page titled "Looted Works Not Only >from Austria in
the Collection of the Jewish Community." To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v
Original url:
https://www.genteam.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=149&lang=en

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the
new additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JGSGW January 27, 2019 Meeting & Program Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our January meeting
and Program on Sunday, January 27 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD

1:00 PM - Schmooze and Mavens Table
We invite members who have published their own books to bring copies
for display and discussion during the Schmooze.

1:30 PM Program Meeting
Write and Publish Your Family History with Online Print-on-Demand presented by Beth
Galleto

Writing and publishing a book is one way to preserve the results of
your genealogy research and share them with family members and others.
But such a project is daunting. Having published four books about her
family, JGSGW member Beth Galleto will talk about how to do it
yourself. If you have already published your own books, please bring
them to the meeting to show others before the presentation. If you
have not published but feel you may be ready, Beth will discuss when
to get started on your project, what to include, and a basic how-to
for writing and self-publishing.

Beth Galleto has been researching her family history for 40 years.
Before moving to DC two years ago, she was on the board of the San
Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society for many years, serving
for a decade as editor of the quarterly journal Zichron- Note and
later as webmaster. Now retired, she previously worked as a reporter,
editor, and public relations director. She has self-published four
books related to her family history and firmly believes that anyone
can write and publish their family's story.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


January 27, 2019, JGS of Maryland program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Jennifer Mendelsohn
Title: “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes”
Date and Time: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the
Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
to hear Jennifer Mendelsohn present “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid
Rookie Genealogy Mistakes.”

This talk will lay out how 25 years’ worth of journalism experience
has helped to guide the speaker as a genealogist and taught her to
conduct productive searches. We’ll talk about using the “Law and
Order” method (follow the “dun duns!”) to track down information and
how relying on a simple principle like Occam’s Razor — that the most
likely scenario is the least complicated — can help you get further in
your searching. Using the scheme of a logic puzzle, we’ll go over
pitfalls like not blindly using Ancestry hints, assessing the
credibility of sources, not being wedded to spelling, and why
genealogy is like playing Concentration: you always have to remember
the cards you’ve seen and turned over.

Jennifer Mendelsohn uses her Jewish genealogy know-how to lead
exquisitely tailored life-changing journeys through family histories.
Jennifer has helped reunite long-lost family members. She’s debunked
decades-old family fairytales (aka bubbemeises). She’s built family
trees revealing the most unexpected relations. She is the founder of
the #resistancegenealogy movement, the administrator of “Jewish DNA
for Genetic Genealogy and Family Research”
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNAHelpJewishJourney) on Facebook,
and a board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location,
and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD