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What Uniform is Wolfbear ABRAHAMS Wearing? #general

Stuart Wayne
 

My great- grandfather Wolfbear Abrahams, born 1855 in Russo-Poland and living in London England from the 1880s on, is pictured here in an unidentified uniform.  Can anyone identify the uniform and/or the shoulder patches?



Many thanks,
Stuart Wayne


Re: Seeking Info on Philadelphia Bank Immigrant Passage Records,1890-1949 #records #usa

Moishe Miller
 

Hello Eric,

The detail is available online. I suggest you review pages 11-13 (of 25) at
http://www.jgsob.org/newsletter/JGSOB%20Newsletter%202019-03.pdf
for an example of how to access the online detail. 

Stay safe,
--

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...
JGFF #3391


Re: Troop Ship's name sought - Arrived Boston from Europe November 1945 #usa #general

Sherri Bobish
 

George,

My father was a U.S. Army radar man assigned to a troop ship towards the end of his years of service.  I have found his name indexed in passenger manifests for at least some of his trips, though not all.

I searched your father's name in Ancestry's databases for 1945 arrival, and did not find him.

I do not know why some of the arrivals of my father's ship were manifested and indexed, and others cannot be found.
 
Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.)
LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL (Odessa?)


Re: Looking for NYC grave of David Edenbaum died in Haverstraw landslide in 1906 #usa

Dan Nussbaum
 

Some bodies were not recovered. Perhaps David's body was one of those not recovered.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
xey, xem, xeir
 
yekkey@...
 
Tone can be misinterpreted in email. Please read my words with warmth, kindness, and good intentions.

Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywherey,


Now online: Center for Jewish History's genealogy webinar on online resources for #ukraine #galicia

Moriah Amit
 

In case you missed it, you may now view the recording of our most recent episode of Genealogy Coffee Break here. In this episode, we explore the databases and online document collections that are preserving Ukraine's at-risk Jewish genealogy records and making them accessible to researchers worldwide. 
--
Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian, Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
mamit@...


HOROWITZ of Minsk- mid 19th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am researching descendants of a daughter of a HOROWITZ from Minsk
who married the son of the Rabbi of Novarodok, Rabbi David, son of
Moshe of Kletzki. In all the sources I've seen there doesn't appear a
family name for Rabbi David. He is also known for the sefer
(religious book) he authored " Galia Mesechta".

Happy Passover/Chag Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Re: Women profession in vital records. #general

JoAnne Goldberg
 

I have a relative born in Germany in 1900, trained as a lawyer just
after WWI. When she married a much older doctor, he told her she could
no longer work (she described this to me in a matter-of-fact way,
without any apparent regret).

I have not found any records mentioning her training and profession. Her
family immigrated to the US in January 1940, and the 1940 census
describes her as a high school graduate and maid. Her naturalization
papers from that same year call her a mother/educator.

I would guess that part of the issue was that most women did not have an
opportunity to receive professional training during those years. But
even if they did, that information was rarely captured on official records.

JoAnne
--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Re: Trying to Find Potential Jewish Ancestors #germany

jbonline1111@...
 

Continuing Jessica's remark about Jews not speaking Hebrew; my grandfather seems to have spoken two languages before he emigrated to the USA in 1905 at about age 13.  He lived in the Brest area and spoke Yiddish and Russian.  Later he added English. In other words, people spoke the languages that were spoken around them wherever they emigrated from.  Both my parents were born in the USA but spoke Yiddish before they learned English, mostly at school. This is common in immigrant families to this day, speaking the native language at home and the common language outside the home. Good luck, Nettie.
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Looking for NYC grave of David Edenbaum died in Haverstraw landslide in 1906 #usa

Robert Hanna
 

Since he died in Haverstraw, his death certificate can be obtained either from Haverstraw or from NYS in Albany.  His death certificate should say where he is buried.  You give his name as Edenbaum, but elsewhere in this string it is listed as Eidenbaum.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Combined Suwalki and Siauliai BOF Zoom Meeting #announcements #lithuania

Jody Tzucker
 

A combined Birds of a Feather (BOF) session for both Suwalki and
Siauliai District Research Groups will be held over Zoom on Sunday,
April 24, 2022, at 12:00 noon EDT.

The Suwalki district includes the following towns and shtetls:

SUWALKI: Suwalki (city), Baklarzewo, Filipow, Jeleniewo, Wizajny

VILKAVISKIS: Bartininkai, Budvieciai, Kybartai, Vilkaviškis, Virbalis, Vistytis

MARIAMPOLE: Aleksotas, Antavana, Aukštoji Panemunė, Azuolu Buda,
Balbieriškis, Garliava, Gudeliai, Gyviai, Kazlu Ruda, Marijampolė,
Pakuonis, Pilviškiai, Prienai, Veiveriai, Visakio Ruda, Zapyškis

SEJNY: Berzniki (P),Kapčiamiestis, Krasnopol (P), Lazdijai,
Leipalingis, Liškiava Meteliai, Miroslavas, Seirijai, Sejny (P),
Veisiejai

KALVARIJA: Alytus(west of Neimen), Kalvarija, Krosna, Liubavas,
Liudvinavas, Rudamina, Simnas

KUDIRKOS NAUMIESTIS: Gelgaudiskis, Griskabudis, Kriukai, Kudirkos
Naumiestis, Šakiai Šiaudinė, Sudargas, Zemoji Panemune

The Siauliai District includes the following towns:

Akmene, Baisogala, Gruzdziai, Joniskis, Juodeikiai, Klykoliai,
Kriukai, Kursenai, Kurtuvenai, Laizuva, Leckava, Luoke, Lygumai,
Mazeikiai, Mazeliai, Padubysys, Palonai, Papile, Pasusvys, Pasvitinys,
Pociuneliai, Radviliskis, Saukenai, Saukotas, Seduva, Siaulenai,
Siauliai, Tryskiai, Uzventis, Vaiguva, Vegeriai, Vieksniai, Zagare

BOF sessions will be recorded and publicly available for a limited time.

After that, they will be available to qualified contributors to the
District Research Groups, for which contributions are made through the
page:

https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute

To register for the Siauliai and Suwalki districts BOF session, which
is free to all,
please click on the following link or copy and paste it in your
browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-uhrzwuGdcW62aLsuGNLFBaQndWDFmd

You may also register using the tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/56fk7t88

Jody Tzucker
Coordinator, LitvakSIG for both Suwalki and Siauliai District Research Groups
Carmel, IN


Re: Women profession in vital records. #general

Sandra Malek
 

I have seen some who are midwives in Hungarian  records. And some of those who sent their husbands to register the births when the father was not available.

I have seen some women who were seamstresses...often of lingerie. And some who were farm day laborers.

Sandy Malek
sandymalek@...


Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page that had been scheduled for last Friday #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

This is the Yizkor book excerpt that was supposed to publish last Friday, but didn't because of difficulties with Facebook.

At the end of each week, we have been featuring excerpts from Yizkor books in JewishGen's archive. You can find the archive of past Yizkor book excerpts here: https://bit.ly/3aCH1ak
If you are not familiar with the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, please click on this link: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html
As Passover approaches, I thought it would be timely to share “Sabbath and holidays in Strzyzow” from the Yizkor book of that Polish town. The chapter has an extensive passage on preparations for Passover, but as its title says, it includes preparations for all the holidays, as well as for the Sabbath. The details are wonderful, from descriptions of the traditions that accompanied each, the way peoples’ lives revolved around the holy days and the food: borsch, goose, homemade cheese cakes, cheese kreplach, sour crème and sour milk, and wine made from raisins.
This was new to me:
“A distinctive feature of Passover was the escorting by Jewish family members of the gentile water carriers to and from the city water pumps. The Jews feared that the water carriers might tamper with the water and would not be kosher for Passover. (Until the destruction, Strzyzow did not have running water or electricity).”



--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


Libau immigration records #lithuania #latvia

Jenny Rappaport
 

Are there Russian/Latvian immigration records, such as passenger manifests or passport records, for people who immigrated from Libau, Latvia? I have the US passenger manifest and many other US documents for a relative who immigrated from Lithuania to the United States, via Libau in 1907. I'm curious if any records still exist from the Russian side, like the German records that are available for people who immigrated through Hamburg, Germany. 

Jenny Rappaport
New Jersey 


Re: Women profession in vital records. #general

Janette Silverman
 

My great-grandmother, in Romania, was a bookbinder. This was a family craft. She continued this when she arrived in the U.S. in 1928. My grandmother in Stanislawow (now Ivano-Frankivsk) worked in an office after graduating from a business school. After she arrived in the U.S. in 1920 she worked as an embroiderer and a seamstress - skills highly valued in her family - her sister-in-law was an acclaimed embroiderer whose works were shown in galleries and this skill according to family stories was what saved her during World War II because of connections she made through her craft.
Janette Silverman


Minsk Virtual Jewish Historical Tour #belarus

Carl Kaplan
 

The Together Plan has created a tour (virtual and walking) of historical Jewish Minsk,
 
--
Carl Kaplan

KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia


Re: Surname Tamara #latinamerica #holocaust

Valentin Lupu
 

The origin of Tamara name is from the Biblical story of Amnon and Tamar. The "a" added at the end is an adaptation in order to make this name  a female name in European languages. The Hebrew word "tamar" translates to "date palm". Many Biblical names were taken after plants and animals.
Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: Minsk Archives in Belarus ? #belarus #records

fjs@...
 

Wrong address.  The one you show is for the national bank.  Use this instead: https://niab.by/newsite/en

I hope this helps.

Best regards,
Frank /swartz


Re: Troop Ship's name sought - Arrived Boston from Europe November 1945 #usa #general

Susan&David
 

The Boston Globe newspaper had, at that time,  a column entitled "Port of Boston"  I paged through one of the on-line archival issues of November, 1945. This is a clipping of the ship arrivals on Nov 14.  Four ships with returning servicemen arrived that day.   There were no details in the paper..
Searched Ancestry.com for Boston ship arrivals in November 1945 using each ship name in turn-  came back with zero results for any of the four.      

Another possibility is to locate the Military History of that division.  When I looked up 45th Armored Division on Google it identified the 45th as an Infantry Division.




David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 4/11/2022 12:44 AM, George Fogelson wrote:

My father Hershel FOGELSON served in Europe in WWII and returned home on a troop ship in November 1945. I am trying to find out the exact date and the ship’s name.  According to my father the ship sailed to Boston and onboard were members of the 45th Armored Division. Can anyone please suggest how I can find the name and date of the ship’s arrival? I searched on Ancestry and FamilySearch.

Sincerely yours,

George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@...
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JGSLI Virtual Meeting Wednesday, April 13 @ 7pm: Interview with Rabbi Moyshe Kolesnik, Keeping the Galitzianer Flame Alive in the Heart of Galicia #ukraine #announcements #education

Jeff A.
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our next meeting,

 

When: Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Topic: Interview with Rabbi Moyshe Kolesnik, Keeping the Galitzianer Flame Alive in the Heart of Galicia

Speaker: Steven Turner

 

This meeting will feature an update on the curernt situation in Ukraine from Steven Turner, along with pictures and impressions from Jeff Austin's meeting with Rabbi Kolesnik in 2019.

Rabbi Kolesnik is the rabbi of the Tempel Synagogue in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine formerly Stanisławów, Poland. Rabbi Kolesnik was born in Ivano-Frankivsk after his family was resettled east from Russia. After the fall of the USSR the building that housed the synagogue was returned to the Jewish community (1992) and Rabbi Kolesnik became the spiritual leader of the congregation. The Stanisławów district was one of the most densely populated districts with Jews in all of Galicia and interwar Poland. Now, as the only Rabbi in the district, Rabbi Kolesnik has responsibility for all the Jewish cemeteries and mass grave sites in the area. In addition, he has an extensive collection of genealogical and Holocaust records in his study. Gesher Galicia is currently categorizing this collection in order to make it available to the community.

 

Interview by Gesher Galicia President Steven Turner and a narrated tour of the Tempel Synagogue of Ivano-Frankivsk conducted by Rabbi Kolesnik.  Recorded: June 2021

  

To join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others during the meeting

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuduCtrTojHNcfHvlTMMVjpBafu73X5hUR


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Our next meeting will take place on Sunday, April 24 at 2pm featuring Ellen Kowitt speaking about “Locating Jewish Records in the Golden Medina”.   This will be a ZOOM meeting.

 

I look forward to seeing you all!

 

Jeff Austin

president@...

 


Troop Ship's name sought - Arrived Boston from Europe November 1945 #usa #general

George Fogelson
 

My father Hershel FOGELSON served in Europe in WWII and returned home on a troop ship in November 1945. I am trying to find out the exact date and the ship’s name.  According to my father the ship sailed to Boston and onboard were members of the 45th Armored Division. Can anyone please suggest how I can find the name and date of the ship’s arrival? I searched on Ancestry and FamilySearch.

Sincerely yours,

George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@...