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Issue 136 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 136, Winter 2018 has just been published.

This issue begins by the memoirs of Antoine May, a glove maker
(1810-1899). Born in Hamburg in 1810, Antoine made and sold gloves there
before going to Amsterdam, Cologne, Aachen, Luneville (Lorraine), Paris,
Grenoble, and New York. The author provides a living account of his
tribulations and encounters until 1840 even though he still lived some
sixty years afterwards (Introduction by Bernard Lyon-Caen, translation
from German by Francoise Lyon-Caen).
Complementing these memoirs, Pierre-Andre Meyer explains in a separate
paper who are all the people quoted therein and who are their ancestors.
For instance, he draws the complete family tree of the Trefousse family
(Trefousse is an unusual variant of Dreyfus) >from 1670 to the present
time. The Trefousse glove factory was seized by the Vichy government in
1940, restituted to its owners in 1944 and eventually closed its doors
in 1973.

Michel Gaspard is very proud of his maternal grandfather Paul Levy
(1887-1962), a famous linguist. Paul Levy is born in Seebach, in Alsace,
which was then a part of the German Empire. In 1910 he settled in Paris
and was a student of Durkheim, Levy-Bruhl, Bergson and especially of
Charles Andler, the founder of the academic studies of German languages.
Paul Levy undertook the first complete study of the languages and
dialects of Alsace and of Lorraine. In 1914, Paul and his cousin Leo
deserted >from the German army and fought in the French Army. The author
gives Paul Levy's ancestry, poor peddlers, butchers and bakers all
living in northern Alsace and also the ancestry of his wife Elise Weil
(1893-1962). The synagogue of Wissembourg, frequented by Paul in his
childhood, was destroyed by the Nazis in 1941. A new one, built in 1950,
is now transformed into an archive building. The street along this
building has been named Paul Levy street in November 2018.

Marianne Wolff tell us about her great-grandparents. Charles Philippe
Cahen (1849-1920), Alsatian polytechnician and engineer, his wife Lucie
Cohen (1858-1920) and their offspring. Charles Cahen, an officer in the
regular army ten years older than Alfred Dreyfus, was stationed in
Besancon, Fort de France, Saigon, Arras ... until his transfer to
Montpellier far >from the Eastern borders at the time of the Dreyfus
Affair. Charles is of Alsatian descent, his parents emigrated to Elbeuf
(Normandy) in 1872. The Parisian Lucie Cohen has her origins in Lorraine
and Germany. Charles' and Lucie's two sons, Emile and Marcel Eugene,
were engineers >from the Ecole Centrale. Among his many activities Marcel
Eugene founded the publication 'Architecture 'aujourd'hui but died a
few days before its first issue.

Jean-Richard Bloch (1884-1947) and Max Jacob (1876-1944) are both well
known French characters. Bloch was an historian, writer and a prominent
communist journalist. After World War II, he even became senator. Jacob
was a famous surrealist poet and writer. He became a Roman catholic in
1915 but was nevertheless arrested by the Nazis in 1944 and died in the
camp of Drancy just before his transfer to Auschwitz. Bernard Lyon-Caen
was surprised to find that, in spite of their very different way of life
and interests, they frequently corresponded. They actually were remote
cousins. The author traces their common ancestry in Lorraine and
previously in Germany.

The present issue also contains an eulogy of Daniel Leeson, recently
deceased. He was not only a musician and musicologist but also an active
genealogist who published for our Society two important databases. He
was the husband of Rosanne Leeson, the present co-moderator of the
French-Sig of Jewishgen.

Georges Graner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issue 136 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 136, Winter 2018 has just been published.

This issue begins by the memoirs of Antoine May, a glove maker
(1810-1899). Born in Hamburg in 1810, Antoine made and sold gloves there
before going to Amsterdam, Cologne, Aachen, Luneville (Lorraine), Paris,
Grenoble, and New York. The author provides a living account of his
tribulations and encounters until 1840 even though he still lived some
sixty years afterwards (Introduction by Bernard Lyon-Caen, translation
from German by Francoise Lyon-Caen).
Complementing these memoirs, Pierre-Andre Meyer explains in a separate
paper who are all the people quoted therein and who are their ancestors.
For instance, he draws the complete family tree of the Trefousse family
(Trefousse is an unusual variant of Dreyfus) >from 1670 to the present
time. The Trefousse glove factory was seized by the Vichy government in
1940, restituted to its owners in 1944 and eventually closed its doors
in 1973.

Michel Gaspard is very proud of his maternal grandfather Paul Levy
(1887-1962), a famous linguist. Paul Levy is born in Seebach, in Alsace,
which was then a part of the German Empire. In 1910 he settled in Paris
and was a student of Durkheim, Levy-Bruhl, Bergson and especially of
Charles Andler, the founder of the academic studies of German languages.
Paul Levy undertook the first complete study of the languages and
dialects of Alsace and of Lorraine. In 1914, Paul and his cousin Leo
deserted >from the German army and fought in the French Army. The author
gives Paul Levy's ancestry, poor peddlers, butchers and bakers all
living in northern Alsace and also the ancestry of his wife Elise Weil
(1893-1962). The synagogue of Wissembourg, frequented by Paul in his
childhood, was destroyed by the Nazis in 1941. A new one, built in 1950,
is now transformed into an archive building. The street along this
building has been named Paul Levy street in November 2018.

Marianne Wolff tell us about her great-grandparents. Charles Philippe
Cahen (1849-1920), Alsatian polytechnician and engineer, his wife Lucie
Cohen (1858-1920) and their offspring. Charles Cahen, an officer in the
regular army ten years older than Alfred Dreyfus, was stationed in
Besancon, Fort de France, Saigon, Arras ... until his transfer to
Montpellier far >from the Eastern borders at the time of the Dreyfus
Affair. Charles is of Alsatian descent, his parents emigrated to Elbeuf
(Normandy) in 1872. The Parisian Lucie Cohen has her origins in Lorraine
and Germany. Charles' and Lucie's two sons, Emile and Marcel Eugene,
were engineers >from the Ecole Centrale. Among his many activities Marcel
Eugene founded the publication 'Architecture 'aujourd'hui but died a
few days before its first issue.

Jean-Richard Bloch (1884-1947) and Max Jacob (1876-1944) are both well
known French characters. Bloch was an historian, writer and a prominent
communist journalist. After World War II, he even became senator. Jacob
was a famous surrealist poet and writer. He became a Roman catholic in
1915 but was nevertheless arrested by the Nazis in 1944 and died in the
camp of Drancy just before his transfer to Auschwitz. Bernard Lyon-Caen
was surprised to find that, in spite of their very different way of life
and interests, they frequently corresponded. They actually were remote
cousins. The author traces their common ancestry in Lorraine and
previously in Germany.

The present issue also contains an eulogy of Daniel Leeson, recently
deceased. He was not only a musician and musicologist but also an active
genealogist who published for our Society two important databases. He
was the husband of Rosanne Leeson, the present co-moderator of the
French-Sig of Jewishgen.

Georges Graner


(France) French National Rail to Build Holocaust Museum at Former Pithiviers Station #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The French National Rail company (SNCF) allotted $2.3 million to build a
Holocaust memorial at the Pithiviers train station in eastern France. The
Pithiviers station has remained abandoned for years and therefore has not
been changed since it was the gathering and dispatch point for Jews sent to
be murdered in Eastern Europe.

In May 1941 the Pithiviers station saw the arrival of more than 3,500 Jews
without French citizenship. These Jewish refugees were ordered to report to
the police stations in Paris following the Nazi invasion of France that
month. The Jews were mainly >from Poland and Czechoslovakia.

With the logistical help of SNCF some 16,000 Jews were sent to be murdered
in death camps >from Pithiviers station and the neighboring camp of
Beaune-la-Rolande in eight transports between 1941 and 1943, mostly sending
the prisoners to Auschwitz. The camp was closed in 1943 by the then
commander of the Drancy concentration camp.

CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities will partner in
designing the museum.
To read more see:
https://forward.com/fast-forward/374241/first-french-concentration-camp-being-converted-into-memorial/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y9je9jrw )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (France) French National Rail to Build Holocaust Museum at Former Pithiviers Station #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The French National Rail company (SNCF) allotted $2.3 million to build a
Holocaust memorial at the Pithiviers train station in eastern France. The
Pithiviers station has remained abandoned for years and therefore has not
been changed since it was the gathering and dispatch point for Jews sent to
be murdered in Eastern Europe.

In May 1941 the Pithiviers station saw the arrival of more than 3,500 Jews
without French citizenship. These Jewish refugees were ordered to report to
the police stations in Paris following the Nazi invasion of France that
month. The Jews were mainly >from Poland and Czechoslovakia.

With the logistical help of SNCF some 16,000 Jews were sent to be murdered
in death camps >from Pithiviers station and the neighboring camp of
Beaune-la-Rolande in eight transports between 1941 and 1943, mostly sending
the prisoners to Auschwitz. The camp was closed in 1943 by the then
commander of the Drancy concentration camp.

CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities will partner in
designing the museum.
To read more see:
https://forward.com/fast-forward/374241/first-french-concentration-camp-being-converted-into-memorial/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y9je9jrw )

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Latin America) Genetic Study of Latin Americans Reveals History of Converso Migration #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A genetic study of over 6,500 Latin American individuals uncovered ancestry
that could be traced to North Africa and eastern Mediterranean >from several
centuries back. Historical records and genetic analyses indicate that Latin
Americans trace their ancestry mainly to the intermixing of Native
Americans, Europeans and Sub-Saharan Africans. The study could corroborate
family legends of Converso heritage. They found in the Native American
ancestry that about a quarter shared five percent or more of their ancestry
with people living in North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, including
Sephardic Jews. The researchers timed the influx of Mediterranean ancestry
among Latin Americans to the Spanish colonization of Latin America. They
suggest that a number of recent Conversos left Spain for Latin America,
"using false documents" as they were prohibited >from leaving so by the
monarchy . The study shows that Conversos came to the Americas in
disproportionate numbers.

The researchers examined more than 500,000 autosomal SNPs typed in about
6,500 individuals who were born in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
They were then compared to 2,300 people from, all over the world. The study
was reported in Nature Communications and the can be found at:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07748-z
They also collected data >from 42 populations representing five major
bio-geographic regions: Native Americans, Europeans, East/South
Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africans and East Asians.

Geneticists also found rare genetic diseases prevalent among Jews popping up
in Latin America.

To read about the study see The Atlantic at: https://tinyurl.com/yam25uhb
Original url:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/dna-reveals-the-hidden-jewish-ancestry-of-latin-americans/578509/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (Latin America) Genetic Study of Latin Americans Reveals History of Converso Migration #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A genetic study of over 6,500 Latin American individuals uncovered ancestry
that could be traced to North Africa and eastern Mediterranean >from several
centuries back. Historical records and genetic analyses indicate that Latin
Americans trace their ancestry mainly to the intermixing of Native
Americans, Europeans and Sub-Saharan Africans. The study could corroborate
family legends of Converso heritage. They found in the Native American
ancestry that about a quarter shared five percent or more of their ancestry
with people living in North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, including
Sephardic Jews. The researchers timed the influx of Mediterranean ancestry
among Latin Americans to the Spanish colonization of Latin America. They
suggest that a number of recent Conversos left Spain for Latin America,
"using false documents" as they were prohibited >from leaving so by the
monarchy . The study shows that Conversos came to the Americas in
disproportionate numbers.

The researchers examined more than 500,000 autosomal SNPs typed in about
6,500 individuals who were born in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
They were then compared to 2,300 people from, all over the world. The study
was reported in Nature Communications and the can be found at:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07748-z
They also collected data >from 42 populations representing five major
bio-geographic regions: Native Americans, Europeans, East/South
Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africans and East Asians.

Geneticists also found rare genetic diseases prevalent among Jews popping up
in Latin America.

To read about the study see The Atlantic at: https://tinyurl.com/yam25uhb
Original url:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/dna-reveals-the-hidden-jewish-ancestry-of-latin-americans/578509/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


early 20th century Dentist Dr Weisblum in Jerusalem #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of Dr. (unknown name)
Weisblum, a prominent Jerusalem Dentist. He would have been born about
1890/1900. His father was Naftali Aryey Weisblum who was sent in 1914
from Israel on a fund raising mission to Galicia where he stayed with
relatives but was unable to return home for a few years because of
WWI. There is/was apparently a large Jerusalemite family.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic early 20th century Dentist Dr Weisblum in Jerusalem #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of Dr. (unknown name)
Weisblum, a prominent Jerusalem Dentist. He would have been born about
1890/1900. His father was Naftali Aryey Weisblum who was sent in 1914
from Israel on a fund raising mission to Galicia where he stayed with
relatives but was unable to return home for a few years because of
WWI. There is/was apparently a large Jerusalemite family.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


(Latin America) Genetic Study of Latin Americans Reveals History of Converso Migration #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A genetic study of over 6,500 Latin American individuals uncovered ancestry
that could be traced to North Africa and eastern Mediterranean >from several
centuries back. Historical records and genetic analyses indicate that Latin
Americans trace their ancestry mainly to the intermixing of Native
Americans, Europeans and Sub-Saharan Africans. The study could corroborate
family legends of Converso heritage. They found in the Native American
ancestry that about a quarter shared five percent or more of their ancestry
with people living in North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, including
Sephardic Jews. The researchers timed the influx of Mediterranean ancestry
among Latin Americans to the Spanish colonization of Latin America. They
suggest that a number of recent Conversos left Spain for Latin America,
"using false documents" as they were prohibited >from leaving so by the
monarchy . The study shows that Conversos came to the Americas in
disproportionate numbers.

The researchers examined more than 500,000 autosomal SNPs typed in about
6,500 individuals who were born in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
They were then compared to 2,300 people from, all over the world. The study
was reported in Nature Communications and the can be found at:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07748-z
They also collected data >from 42 populations representing five major
bio-geographic regions: Native Americans, Europeans, East/South
Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africans and East Asians.

Geneticists also found rare genetic diseases prevalent among Jews popping up
in Latin America.

To read about the study see The Atlantic at: https://tinyurl.com/yam25uhb
Original url:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/dna-reveals-the-hidden-jewish-ancestry-of-latin-americans/578509/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


DNA Research #DNA (Latin America) Genetic Study of Latin Americans Reveals History of Converso Migration #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A genetic study of over 6,500 Latin American individuals uncovered ancestry
that could be traced to North Africa and eastern Mediterranean >from several
centuries back. Historical records and genetic analyses indicate that Latin
Americans trace their ancestry mainly to the intermixing of Native
Americans, Europeans and Sub-Saharan Africans. The study could corroborate
family legends of Converso heritage. They found in the Native American
ancestry that about a quarter shared five percent or more of their ancestry
with people living in North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, including
Sephardic Jews. The researchers timed the influx of Mediterranean ancestry
among Latin Americans to the Spanish colonization of Latin America. They
suggest that a number of recent Conversos left Spain for Latin America,
"using false documents" as they were prohibited >from leaving so by the
monarchy . The study shows that Conversos came to the Americas in
disproportionate numbers.

The researchers examined more than 500,000 autosomal SNPs typed in about
6,500 individuals who were born in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
They were then compared to 2,300 people from, all over the world. The study
was reported in Nature Communications and the can be found at:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07748-z
They also collected data >from 42 populations representing five major
bio-geographic regions: Native Americans, Europeans, East/South
Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africans and East Asians.

Geneticists also found rare genetic diseases prevalent among Jews popping up
in Latin America.

To read about the study see The Atlantic at: https://tinyurl.com/yam25uhb
Original url:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/dna-reveals-the-hidden-jewish-ancestry-of-latin-americans/578509/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre (US-NYC) YIVO Gives Ruth Rubin Recordings in Yiddish a Publically Available Digital Archive #yiddish

Jan Meisels Allen
 

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has launched a website which features
1,500 Yiddish lider (songs)of the late Ruth Rubin's recordings of both
amateur and established singers performing Yiddish folk songs. The songs
go back centuries and represent all facets of Jewish life in Europe, ranging
from lullabies to love songs and cover religious and political topics. The
recordings were made by Rubin between 1946 and the 1970's.To access the
archive go to: https://tinyurl.com/yaq6hjb8

Original url:
https://exhibitions.yivo.org/exhibits/show/ruth-rubin-sound-archive/home?mod
=article_inline

To read more about Ruth Rubin see: https://tinyurl.com/y76hff4y

Original url:
https://exhibitions.yivo.org/exhibits/show/ruth-rubin-sound-archive/who-was-
ruth-rubin

An article about the exhibit appeared in the Wall Street Journal which is a
subscription newspaper:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/institute-gives-yiddish-songs-a-fresh-star-turn
-11545355840


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(US-NYC) YIVO Gives Ruth Rubin Recordings in Yiddish a Publically Available Digital Archive #yiddish

Jan Meisels Allen
 

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has launched a website which features
1,500 Yiddish lider (songs)of the late Ruth Rubin's recordings of both
amateur and established singers performing Yiddish folk songs. The songs
go back centuries and represent all facets of Jewish life in Europe, ranging
from lullabies to love songs and cover religious and political topics. The
recordings were made by Rubin between 1946 and the 1970's.To access the
archive go to: https://tinyurl.com/yaq6hjb8

Original url:
https://exhibitions.yivo.org/exhibits/show/ruth-rubin-sound-archive/home?mod
=article_inline

To read more about Ruth Rubin see: https://tinyurl.com/y76hff4y

Original url:
https://exhibitions.yivo.org/exhibits/show/ruth-rubin-sound-archive/who-was-
ruth-rubin

An article about the exhibit appeared in the Wall Street Journal which is a
subscription newspaper:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/institute-gives-yiddish-songs-a-fresh-star-turn
-11545355840


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Meeting IGRA Givatayim, Israel. Jan 2, 2019. The Pale of Settlement #general

Hinda Solomon
 

The Pale of Settlement - Documents, Archives and Genealogical Research

January 2, 2019 19:30 Israel Genealogy Research Association
Library Shazar Community Center, 30 Yaneeli Street, Givatayim, Israel

Arkady Brazin, an experienced researcher of family roots, will share with us the
vast knowledge he accumulated in his many visits to the various archives in what
historians call "the Pale of Settlement". The presentation will include details and
examples of the findings in these archives and how they can be located. Brazin
will give us practical advice based on his experience on how to avoid mistakes and
what limitations to consider for family roots research trips in these areas. The
lecture will be in Hebrew.
IGRA members: no charge; others: NIS 20

Website: http://genealogy.org.il
Map: http://genealogy.org.il/givatayim-location
E-mail: hinda@...
~Posted by Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting IGRA Givatayim, Israel. Jan 2, 2019. The Pale of Settlement #general

Hinda Solomon
 

The Pale of Settlement - Documents, Archives and Genealogical Research

January 2, 2019 19:30 Israel Genealogy Research Association
Library Shazar Community Center, 30 Yaneeli Street, Givatayim, Israel

Arkady Brazin, an experienced researcher of family roots, will share with us the
vast knowledge he accumulated in his many visits to the various archives in what
historians call "the Pale of Settlement". The presentation will include details and
examples of the findings in these archives and how they can be located. Brazin
will give us practical advice based on his experience on how to avoid mistakes and
what limitations to consider for family roots research trips in these areas. The
lecture will be in Hebrew.
IGRA members: no charge; others: NIS 20

Website: http://genealogy.org.il
Map: http://genealogy.org.il/givatayim-location
E-mail: hinda@...
~Posted by Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel


Cities in Belarus? #lithuania

Sheri F. Ross <sf.ross@...>
 

A couple weeks ago I posted a few questions regarding locations in Belarus.
While I am fairly certain I personally thanked everyone who replied, in
case I missed anyone, here's a giant group "thank you!" Th replies I
received were not only helpful but extremely informative.

I received amazing help >from Hap Ponedel, whose website Topographic Maps
of Eastern Europe: An Atlas of the Shtetl (http://easteurotopo.org) is
extraordinary. The maps found at this site, along with other resources
including links and articles.

Sheri F. Ross
Sterling, Virginia
sf.ross@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Cities in Belarus? #lithuania

Sheri F. Ross <sf.ross@...>
 

A couple weeks ago I posted a few questions regarding locations in Belarus.
While I am fairly certain I personally thanked everyone who replied, in
case I missed anyone, here's a giant group "thank you!" Th replies I
received were not only helpful but extremely informative.

I received amazing help >from Hap Ponedel, whose website Topographic Maps
of Eastern Europe: An Atlas of the Shtetl (http://easteurotopo.org) is
extraordinary. The maps found at this site, along with other resources
including links and articles.

Sheri F. Ross
Sterling, Virginia
sf.ross@...


Translation Requests Please #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

I've just posted 4 vital records needing translation help...
and one note in Yiddish.

The Yiddish translation request is a note >from my
great grandmother that my great uncle used to appeal to
the court for a passport permit to travel, I think. I'm not
able to understand what and why she made this
request on his behalf. Your help in translating the Yiddish
will help me to understand some issues my family was
facing.

POLISH
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70804
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70810
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70812

RUSSIAN
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70809

YIDDISH
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70808

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and help.

Nomi Fiszenfeld Waksberg

Researching Family Names:
FISZENFLED, BRAUN, FRYDMAN, ZINGER, ELWIG, WOLKOWICZ,
RYGIEL, WAKSBERG, ROZENBLAT, SLUPSKA, RYGIEL, KLAJNBART


JRI Poland #Poland Translation Requests Please #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

I've just posted 4 vital records needing translation help...
and one note in Yiddish.

The Yiddish translation request is a note >from my
great grandmother that my great uncle used to appeal to
the court for a passport permit to travel, I think. I'm not
able to understand what and why she made this
request on his behalf. Your help in translating the Yiddish
will help me to understand some issues my family was
facing.

POLISH
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70804
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70810
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70812

RUSSIAN
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70809

YIDDISH
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70808

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you in advance for your valuable time and help.

Nomi Fiszenfeld Waksberg

Researching Family Names:
FISZENFLED, BRAUN, FRYDMAN, ZINGER, ELWIG, WOLKOWICZ,
RYGIEL, WAKSBERG, ROZENBLAT, SLUPSKA, RYGIEL, KLAJNBART


Re: Keshmer, Roumania? - Conclusions #romania

Hilary Henkin
 

I had some great help >from fellow JGenners - thanks!

My cousin's great-grandparents (Aaron Schapiro and Rachel Lazman) were
from what is now Moldova. "Rospopeny" is agreed to be Raspopeni,
about 52 miles north-northwest of Chisinau.

"Keshmer" is either Cusmirca (/Kushmiria/Kushmirka), 63 miles north
of Chisinau, or Cuzmenii Vechi, 70 miles WNW of Chisinau.
Either way, it's the same general area, and it definitely exists.

Although I'd checked the JGFF Town Finder, I really didn't dig into
the Gazetteer, using the Sounds-Like and Phonetically-Like options,
and I should have (although I wouldn't have known to narrow it down
to Moldova).

Happy New Year, everyone!

Hilary Henkin

------------------------------------------------------------
On 12/24/2018 6:07 AM, Hilary Henkin < hilary@... >
wrote:

I haven't been doing much research lately (Life has a way of intruding
on our hobbies, darn it), but I was checking for a cousin (the other
side of her family), and found 2 ancestors who were born in Keshmer,
Roumania. Does anyone know of this town, and where it is/what it's
called now?


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Keshmer, Roumania? - Conclusions #romania

Hilary Henkin
 

I had some great help >from fellow JGenners - thanks!

My cousin's great-grandparents (Aaron Schapiro and Rachel Lazman) were
from what is now Moldova. "Rospopeny" is agreed to be Raspopeni,
about 52 miles north-northwest of Chisinau.

"Keshmer" is either Cusmirca (/Kushmiria/Kushmirka), 63 miles north
of Chisinau, or Cuzmenii Vechi, 70 miles WNW of Chisinau.
Either way, it's the same general area, and it definitely exists.

Although I'd checked the JGFF Town Finder, I really didn't dig into
the Gazetteer, using the Sounds-Like and Phonetically-Like options,
and I should have (although I wouldn't have known to narrow it down
to Moldova).

Happy New Year, everyone!

Hilary Henkin

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On 12/24/2018 6:07 AM, Hilary Henkin < hilary@... >
wrote:

I haven't been doing much research lately (Life has a way of intruding
on our hobbies, darn it), but I was checking for a cousin (the other
side of her family), and found 2 ancestors who were born in Keshmer,
Roumania. Does anyone know of this town, and where it is/what it's
called now?