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International Tracing Service (ITS)to Return Personal Effects of Concentration Camp Prisoners #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) began returning personal belongings
of former concentration camps prisoners. The online collections are listed
with the prisoners names. Not all camps are covered, and needless to say
not all prisoners.

To read the inventory description, and the history of the personal belongings
received >from the Central Office for Restitution in Stadthagen; personal belongings
received >from the Bavarian State Compensation Authority; and personal belongings of
unknown origin held by the ITS go to:

https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/010209.. The largest collections
is >from the Central Office for Restitution in Stadthagen which includes
belongings >from KL Neuengamme. Gestapo Hamburg, Central Bank of
Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, and personal belongings >from Dachau.

The website which has a list of former owners and personal effects still
housed at ITS may be found at:
https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/010209/name/list

Information about the index may also be found in German at:
https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/010209?lang=de#c4892. The link
to the list of names is available on this page under personenindex.

To access the names one must agree to a privacy statement about sharing the names.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, October 8 #general

Emily Garber
 

A welcome back and mentoring meeting will be held this coming Sunday,
October 8th >from 1:00-3:00 P.M. in room 102 at the Valley of the Sun Jewish
Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ.

Come to the meeting with your research questions and our experts will try to help.

Please note that our page on the Arizona Jewish Historical Society
website has been updated with this year's meeting schedule.
https://www.azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Tracing Service (ITS)to Return Personal Effects of Concentration Camp Prisoners #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) began returning personal belongings
of former concentration camps prisoners. The online collections are listed
with the prisoners names. Not all camps are covered, and needless to say
not all prisoners.

To read the inventory description, and the history of the personal belongings
received >from the Central Office for Restitution in Stadthagen; personal belongings
received >from the Bavarian State Compensation Authority; and personal belongings of
unknown origin held by the ITS go to:

https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/010209.. The largest collections
is >from the Central Office for Restitution in Stadthagen which includes
belongings >from KL Neuengamme. Gestapo Hamburg, Central Bank of
Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, and personal belongings >from Dachau.

The website which has a list of former owners and personal effects still
housed at ITS may be found at:
https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/010209/name/list

Information about the index may also be found in German at:
https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/010209?lang=de#c4892. The link
to the list of names is available on this page under personenindex.

To access the names one must agree to a privacy statement about sharing the names.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, October 8 #general

Emily Garber
 

A welcome back and mentoring meeting will be held this coming Sunday,
October 8th >from 1:00-3:00 P.M. in room 102 at the Valley of the Sun Jewish
Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ.

Come to the meeting with your research questions and our experts will try to help.

Please note that our page on the Arizona Jewish Historical Society
website has been updated with this year's meeting schedule.
https://www.azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


(US) USCIS Announces Processing of Genealogy Requests to Move from DC to Missouri #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced
today, October 2, that beginning October 1 through January 2, 2018 it will
transition the processing of USCIS genealogy requests >from Washington DC to
the USCIS National Records Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The reason
given is to improve efficiency and decrease wait time for USCIS Genealogy
Program customers. There will be no change in process of requesting or
receiving responses.


The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-based service. To learn more about the
service, its fees and how to request records see:
https://www.uscis.gov/genealogy.

At the time of this posting no further information was available, including the
press communication I received announcing this was not yet posted to the website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) USCIS Announces Processing of Genealogy Requests to Move from DC to Missouri #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced
today, October 2, that beginning October 1 through January 2, 2018 it will
transition the processing of USCIS genealogy requests >from Washington DC to
the USCIS National Records Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The reason
given is to improve efficiency and decrease wait time for USCIS Genealogy
Program customers. There will be no change in process of requesting or
receiving responses.


The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-based service. To learn more about the
service, its fees and how to request records see:
https://www.uscis.gov/genealogy.

At the time of this posting no further information was available, including the
press communication I received announcing this was not yet posted to the website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The Stoliner Rebbe in Jerusalem #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

What is the name of the Stoliner Rebbe who married the daughter of Rav
Moshe Dovid Steinwurzel who was Rosh Yeshiva of Bobov in New York
(died in 1991) and what was her name?

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The Stoliner Rebbe in Jerusalem #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

What is the name of the Stoliner Rebbe who married the daughter of Rav
Moshe Dovid Steinwurzel who was Rosh Yeshiva of Bobov in New York
(died in 1991) and what was her name?

--
Neil Rosenstein


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim The name BERESANOFF #sephardic

Sheila Toffell
 

After genning for over 20 years I've just found out via a distant
cousin I connected with that the family name of one of my maternal
GGF's might be Sephardic in origin.

This cousin said he has suddenly realized that the name I knew variously
spelled as anything >from Brezhnev to Brizinov might be a Russified form
of a Spanish name. I was told via someone >from Tracing the Tribe on
Facebook the name could be Berehano in Spanish or Berejano in Ladino. I
checked the photo of my GGF's grave and his name is spelled as BERESANOFF.
This cousin is a generation later than me, and his GM was my Mom's cousin,
daughter of my great aunt. On his GM 's birth certificate the maiden name
of my great aunt is also Beresanoff.

This might all be conjecture but there are facts to back it up: 1. my GGF
apparently came to the Ukraine >from Tbilisi, Georgia, and Beresanoff is
not a classic Georgian name. 2. There were some pre-inquisition documents
in the possession of an uncle of his, but when this uncle died in 1987
these docs were apparently thrown away.

My cousin is thinking the family might at some point have moved to Georgia
from Turkey, on one of the routes used by Jews leaving Spain during the
inquisition. I've been told that the ending of "ano" means ">from the town
of" in Spanish. Can anyone pinpoint a town that could be a possible match?

Of course, if there is a anyone else out there with this name I'd love to
hear >from you!

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock, NJ


The name BERESANOFF #sephardic

Sheila Toffell
 

After genning for over 20 years I've just found out via a distant
cousin I connected with that the family name of one of my maternal
GGF's might be Sephardic in origin.

This cousin said he has suddenly realized that the name I knew variously
spelled as anything >from Brezhnev to Brizinov might be a Russified form
of a Spanish name. I was told via someone >from Tracing the Tribe on
Facebook the name could be Berehano in Spanish or Berejano in Ladino. I
checked the photo of my GGF's grave and his name is spelled as BERESANOFF.
This cousin is a generation later than me, and his GM was my Mom's cousin,
daughter of my great aunt. On his GM 's birth certificate the maiden name
of my great aunt is also Beresanoff.

This might all be conjecture but there are facts to back it up: 1. my GGF
apparently came to the Ukraine >from Tbilisi, Georgia, and Beresanoff is
not a classic Georgian name. 2. There were some pre-inquisition documents
in the possession of an uncle of his, but when this uncle died in 1987
these docs were apparently thrown away.

My cousin is thinking the family might at some point have moved to Georgia
from Turkey, on one of the routes used by Jews leaving Spain during the
inquisition. I've been told that the ending of "ano" means ">from the town
of" in Spanish. Can anyone pinpoint a town that could be a possible match?

Of course, if there is a anyone else out there with this name I'd love to
hear >from you!

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock, NJ


HASSENDER Family #unitedkingdom

Karen Geiger <akdawson98@...>
 

Looking for relatives of the HASSENDER Family that live in England.

Karen Geiger


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom HASSENDER Family #unitedkingdom

Karen Geiger <akdawson98@...>
 

Looking for relatives of the HASSENDER Family that live in England.

Karen Geiger


Aaron and Dora GOLDBERG, New York #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

Since writing my post, I have received >from several very kind genners information
that Solomon's parents were Jacob and Kate nee Rosen. Nevertheless, Im reposting
in case anyone on this site has further information. As always, thanks for any
input.

In the 1903 directory for Manhattan and Bronx, appears the name Solomon
REICHSELIGMAN with his wife Zippa. By 1910 it would appear that Zippa is deceased
and Solomon is living with his daughter Dora and her husband Aaron GOLDBERG. Their
address was Brooklyn Ward 16, Kings, New York.

In 1910, Aaron and Dora had Sadie (aged 16) and Jessie (aged 9) in the house, as
well as Annis BRONASLOWA (not clear who she is, maybe a servant). Im trying to
trace Solomon's descendants to get information about who was Solomon's father, or
grandfather and then I can, hopefully, connect him to my tree.

I have looked on JOWBR but there is no tombstone for Solomon REICHSELIGMAN. There
are two REICHSELIGMANs in Switzerland, who Im trying to find out how they are
connected to my family. The REICHZELIGMAN or REICHSELIGMAN family came >from
Lithuania and Im grateful to JewishGen for information I have found on the records
regarding my family.

I believe that Jesse became a lawyer and lived in New York. It appears that in 1939
Dora, aged 69, was living with Jesse and wife Frances. I believe that this couple
had two daughters who are probably still alive. In 1939 the daughters were Cynthia
(aged 11) and Glenda (6). Sometime ago I did speak to one of them, well I believe
she was nee Goldberg, who said that she knew nothing about Solomon REICHSELIGMAN.

Any suggestions how I can find more information about Solomon's past, and try to
make email contact with his descendants?

Thanks.

Regards,
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aaron and Dora GOLDBERG, New York #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

Since writing my post, I have received >from several very kind genners information
that Solomon's parents were Jacob and Kate nee Rosen. Nevertheless, Im reposting
in case anyone on this site has further information. As always, thanks for any
input.

In the 1903 directory for Manhattan and Bronx, appears the name Solomon
REICHSELIGMAN with his wife Zippa. By 1910 it would appear that Zippa is deceased
and Solomon is living with his daughter Dora and her husband Aaron GOLDBERG. Their
address was Brooklyn Ward 16, Kings, New York.

In 1910, Aaron and Dora had Sadie (aged 16) and Jessie (aged 9) in the house, as
well as Annis BRONASLOWA (not clear who she is, maybe a servant). Im trying to
trace Solomon's descendants to get information about who was Solomon's father, or
grandfather and then I can, hopefully, connect him to my tree.

I have looked on JOWBR but there is no tombstone for Solomon REICHSELIGMAN. There
are two REICHSELIGMANs in Switzerland, who Im trying to find out how they are
connected to my family. The REICHZELIGMAN or REICHSELIGMAN family came >from
Lithuania and Im grateful to JewishGen for information I have found on the records
regarding my family.

I believe that Jesse became a lawyer and lived in New York. It appears that in 1939
Dora, aged 69, was living with Jesse and wife Frances. I believe that this couple
had two daughters who are probably still alive. In 1939 the daughters were Cynthia
(aged 11) and Glenda (6). Sometime ago I did speak to one of them, well I believe
she was nee Goldberg, who said that she knew nothing about Solomon REICHSELIGMAN.

Any suggestions how I can find more information about Solomon's past, and try to
make email contact with his descendants?

Thanks.

Regards,
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Translation requested: Polish/Hebrew to English #general

Celia Haupt
 

Hello all

I've posted 5 pages >from my grandmother's autograph book for which I
would appreciate a transcription and translation, if possible. They
are on ViewMate at the following address:

Polish to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60387
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60386

Hebrew to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60539
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60540
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60577

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Regards
Celia (Haupt)

Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Kedainiai, Seredzius,
Surviliskis, Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY
(Motol, Poland), KRUGER (Krakanova), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS (Lithuania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation requested: Polish/Hebrew to English #general

Celia Haupt
 

Hello all

I've posted 5 pages >from my grandmother's autograph book for which I
would appreciate a transcription and translation, if possible. They
are on ViewMate at the following address:

Polish to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60387
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60386

Hebrew to English:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60539
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60540
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60577

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Regards
Celia (Haupt)

Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Kedainiai, Seredzius,
Surviliskis, Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY
(Motol, Poland), KRUGER (Krakanova), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS (Lithuania)


New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #austria-czech

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #austria-czech

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

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