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Svencionys BOF Zoom Meeting #lithuania #belarus

Rhoda Miller
 

LitvakSIG is providing a series of online Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions
for the various districts in Lithuania.  These informational sessions are
open to the public.  Some District Research Groups will also be holding
similar sessions at the annual IAJGS conference.

The BOF session for the Svencionys district will be held over Zoom on Sunday,
February 13, at 12:00 noon EST.

The Svencionys district includes the following towns:
Adutiškis, Ignalina, Kaltanenai, Kamelishki (Belarus), Kobylniki aka Naroch (Belarus), Komai (Belarus),
Linkmenys, Lyntupy (Belarus), Mielagėnai, Naujasis Daugeliškis, Pabrade,
Stajetiške, Švenčioneliai, Švenčionys, Svir (Belarus), and Zhodzishki (Belarus).

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 Vilnius district BOF session, which is free to all,
please click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-2grzopHNY8dR1JaPvXooNHH6dNXIqf
or use the tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/5ed7khze 

Rhoda Miller
Svencionys District Research Coordinator


Re: three-month Atlantic crossing by wooden sailing ship in 1880s? #poland #general

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Hallie,

I wasn't going to respond but considering some answers decided I will. Sailing vessels were still in use into the early 1900's. It is likely it would have been a fast 3 masted vessel with a riveted iron plate hull. A steam ship crossing Europe/UK to New York took around 10-12 days, a sailing ship around 20 days give or take. An Atlantic storm might have delayed a voyage 7-10 days in the extreme, unless they went the Northwest Passage and got stuck in ice for 6 months (that's a joke).
In that period ships generally didn't stop at multiple ports unless they were packet ships trading the African coast, the Pacific basin, etc., stopping picking up spices etc. and delivering necessities to small outposts. In that case they would be cargo vessels. A crossing of the Atlantic would be simply point A to point B trying to maintain some sort of schedule.

As Pat Weinthal suggests, a 5 day storm mid-Atlantic could easily turn into a 3 month epic clinging to the mast for dear life.

--

Pieter Hoekstra 
Moss / Moses, De Costa - London and Brighton
Barnett, Da Costa, Lazarus, Joseph, Judah, Solomon - London


Re: USC Shoah Foundation testimonies available online #holocaust

JoAnne Goldberg
 

I have watched a number of testimonies. I complete the form, indicate my
relationship to the interviewee, and generally receive the link within a
couple of days.  The Foundation did an incredible job of outreach back
in the day, and I have run across testimonies that I didn't know existed.

I don't think there's too much verification involved -- at least I've
never been asked for proof of the relationship -- but it might be harder
to get access to a celebrity testimony. I have never tried!

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: USC Shoah Foundation testimonies available online #holocaust

Renee Steinig
 

That was the last I knew as well, until I learned about this new way to access. I requested and quickly received a link to my cousin's testimony, good for four weeks.

Again, see the ordering information at https://sfiaccess.usc.edu/ObtainCopies/ .

Renee 

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

On Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 5:34 PM tony hausner <thausner@...> wrote:
Last I knew, you cannot watch a complete video testimony online. Only at designated centers.  However, there is useful info at the USC website. The only way to access the videos other than via the designated centers is for a family member to request the video and then they share it with you.  
Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD

My original message:

Maybe this is "old news" to some of you, but I was pleased to learn last week that the USC Shoah Foundation -- successor to the Holocaust survivor video project begun by Steven Spielberg in 1994 -- now makes testimonies available online at no charge, via digital links. The video files remain online for four weeks and can be downloaded.

The Foundation also provides testimonies on DVD, in either NTSC or PAL format, for $60 plus shipping.

To search over 50,000 survivor videos in the Foundation's Visual History Archives, go to 

For more information on ordering a video, see https://sfiaccess.usc.edu/ObtainCopies/ . This page says that "Requests for testimony copies take approximately four weeks to complete," but I received the video I requested in two days. 


Isidore or Israel KOTZIN #lithuania

Ted Kotzin
 

Isidor or Israel Kotzin was my father's uncle.  He was born in Kaunas (then Kovno), Lithuania, and became a doctor. He was in Moscow by 1900. There were other Kotzin relatives then at that time and later, up to at least 1960, including a brother Maxim.  Has anyone information on Isidore or any relatives, in Kaunas or especially Moscow?

Ted Kotzin
tkotzin4713@....
Moderator Note: Please reply privately


Information available for Sopotkin, Belarus #belarus

Alfred Kramer
 

Lots of information now available for Sopotkin, Belarus. Go to either sopotkin.com, sopotskin.com or sopotkinnie.com

posted by: Alfred Neil Kramer


Re: Research Advice- Yad VaShem and Salt Lake city #records

Banai Lynn Feldstein
 

When you find a digital image of a record that you want to save at FamilySearch.org, do not right click and choose save as.

Use the Download button.

Your image will be of significantly better quality and size.

Only use right click and Save As if the file does not allow you to download. In which case, I recommend going to full screen and zooming in more, then choosing the save as option a few times while moving the record around the screen so you get something a little better than just what fits on the screen. Then stitch them together in your image editing tool of choice.

Alternatively -- and better -- if you're going to Salt Lake City, go get the microfilm and scan it from the film directly, where you can get a larger sized image.

--
Banai Lynn Feldstein
Professional Genealogist
Salt Lake City, Utah
http://idogenealogy.com/
http://geneasearch.net/


Re: USC Shoah Foundation testimonies available online #holocaust

Tony Hausner
 

Last I knew, you cannot watch a complete video testimony online. Only at designated centers.  However, there is useful info at the USC website. The only way to access the videos other than via the designated centers is for a family member to request the video and then they share it with you.  
Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD


Re: Manchester Police Museum #unitedkingdom #records

Rich friedman
 

In 2/2015 I learned of these records and called Katie Brown-Museum Officer regarding getting a copy of my grandfather`s record. I paid a fee by credit card and in March she sent me the information in the file by e-mail

Richard Friedman
Wake Forest, NC


Help with Russian translation on Viewmate #poland #translation

Alex Guri
 


Re: Meyer Goodman place of birth and passenger manifest #records

Susan&David
 

Mayer Gutman is passenger #15 on Ancestry.com image #419 of 128 for the SS Main arriving Baltimore June 11, 1911. 
His destination is St. Louis and his nearest relative is wife Ides.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 2/2/2022 2:07 PM, Marilyn Levinson via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

Dear fellow researchers,
I am attaching a naturalization certificate for my relative Meyer Goodman.  With such specific data I think I would be able to find a passenger manifest, but I could not.  Could anyone please help me locate his passenger manifest and could you identify the city of his birth?  It looks like perhaps Ostroh do you think this is correct?  I believe Meyer Goodman's name might have been originally Gutteman.  I believe his wife Ida, or Ittel traveled separately with two children.  I have found a record for them under detained aliens.  I would be most grateful for your help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #translation

Alma Shliom
 

Dear All,

I've posted letters in Yiddish for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM97070

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM97069

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM97068

 

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Alma Morianz

 

Searching:

 

Surname: Jablonka / Jablonko/ Yablonka/ Yablonko

Given Names: Mindele/Mindale Mina

David/Dawid

Wolf

              Hersch / Herszl

              Jospa / Josepa/ Josefa

Taube

Bialystok, Poland

 


Next Free JewishGen Webinar: Book Talk & Exhibition Discussion - The Hare with Amber Eyes #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

The entire community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:

Book Talk and Exhibition Discussion: The Hare with Amber Eyes - A Glimpse into some Jewish Families of Vienna and how they are Remembered 
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now

In The Hare with Amber Eyes, celebrated artist Edmund de Waal investigates his illustrious family history, their journey from Odessa to Vienna and Paris in the 19th century, and how they lost everything during the Holocaust except a collection of rare Japanese netsuke, which were rescued by a family maid. This collection is now the subject of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York.

In this talk, de Waal will be joined by well-known attorney, philanthropist, and Jewish genealogist (and JewishGen Board Member) E. Randol Schoenberg for a discussion about the book and family history, the exhibition, and how family heirlooms can function as storytelling devices to perpetuate the legacy and memory of a family throughout generations.
This program is co-sponsored by:

Registration:
Registration is free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register nowAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.


Ancestors of Louis Hymowitz and/or Morris Glick? #romania #poland

aidantisch@...
 

Hi all, I’ve been trying to get more info on the two families, but seem to have hit a brick wall. 
I was wondering if anyone could help find more relatives, info, or ancestors on either Louis Hymowitz’s family or Morris Glick’s family.
 
Louis Hymowitz was born in Romania 01/05/1879 to Harry Hymowitz and Anna Zuckermann. Louis immigrated to the US in ~1895. His actual name may have been Leib. He married Bertha Mackler(b. ~ 1878, Galicia?) around 1899 in New York. He and Bertha had 10 children:
 
Born NYC - 
Harry Hymowitz(b. 1/1/1900 - d. 2/6/1900)
Lillian Hymowitz(b. 5/24/1901)
Abraham Alfred Hymowitz(b. 11/27/1902 - d. 1/4/1942)
Morris Hymowitz(b. 2/12/1905 - d. 1/24/1991)
Sylvia Hymowitz Kauarick(b. 3/20/1907)
Marion Hymowitz Hochman(b. 9/24/1908 - d. 9/20/1988)
Selma Hymowitz Fichtenbaum(b. 7/11/1911 - d. 3/31/1987)
 
Born Connecticut(?) -
Harold Hymowitz(b. ~1914)
Harry Hymowitz(b. ~1915)
Melvin Hymowitz (b. ~1916)
 
Bertha passed away at 38 years old in Connecticut on 12/5/1916. 
Louis subsequently remarried with Kate Polansky (b. 5/1891 - d. ?), and had one more child, Rose Hymowitz Desantis (b. 5/11/1919 - d. 9/18/2007).
 
Most of the Hymowitz’s changed their surname to Haymes eventually(almost all of his children, and him). 
 
As for Morris Glick, he was born ~1876 in Russia-Poland. Morris immigrated to the US between 1900 - 1910. He married Fannie Coolman(b. ~1878) in ~1901. Fannie’s surname may have been Kalman, but it was listed in all records as Coolman. The two had 7 children:
 
Beatrice Glick Haymes (b. 5/7/1905 - d. 10/2/1997)
Abraham Glick (b. ~1907)
Benjamin Glick (d. before 1920)
Jacob Jack Glick(b. ~1909)
Pearl Glick Schagrin(b. 3/13/1912 - d. 1/26/2000)
Sylvia Glick Goodzeit(b. 4/30/1915 - d. 4/17/2003)
Lillian Glick Farber(b. 2/2/1917 - d. 3/27/1998)
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Aidan Tisch


Help finding how the GOLD family and the BLUMENTHAL family are related. #names #poland

David Buford
 

My father Mejer Gold was from Bialystok, Poland. I believe he is 1st cousins to Philip Blumenthal who father Moses was from Bialystok also. I speculate that my father's grandfather Azriel had a sister that married a Blumenthal. I am unaware of where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
--
Linda Gold Buford
davidlinda@...

Researching: Poland or other GOLD, BREWDA - BREVDA - BRAUDA , BLUMENTHAL, PALTER - SPITZ,                GILCHENSKI
                      Kobryn, Belarus Belarus - KAMENETZKI - KAMIENKA
                      Russia - SALIMAN, SCHREIBER, SEGAL, WALDMANN
                      Israel - PALTER


Meyer Goodman place of birth and passenger manifest #records

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear fellow researchers,
I am attaching a naturalization certificate for my relative Meyer Goodman.  With such specific data I think I would be able to find a passenger manifest, but I could not.  Could anyone please help me locate his passenger manifest and could you identify the city of his birth?  It looks like perhaps Ostroh do you think this is correct?  I believe Meyer Goodman's name might have been originally Gutteman.  I believe his wife Ida, or Ittel traveled separately with two children.  I have found a record for them under detained aliens.  I would be most grateful for your help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


(US-MA) Boston Art Museum Will Return 17th Century Painting to Heirs of Pre-WWll Jewish Owner #general #holocaust #general #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will return View of Beverwijk by Salomon van Ruysdael a 17th-century painting in its collection to the heirs of a Jewish collector, Ferenc Chorin, a Jewish businessman who lived in Hungary, from whom the painting was stolen during the Holocaust. It will be auctioned in April and is expected to sell for between $500,000 and $700,000, according to The Boston Globe.

 

In 1943, Chorin placed a number of paintings, including the Ruysdael piece, in a bank vault before fleeing the country. Upon returning to the vault after the war, he found that its contents, including the painting, had been emptied. He eventually came to New York in 1947.

 

Chorin was a wealthy man before the war as the head of a steel factory and a member of Hungary’s Regent’s Privy Council.  According to a history of the family compiled by the attorney for Chorin’s heirs, Chorin was able to exchange his wealth and control of his factory for his family’s freedom from Hungary. When he came to New York, he became an investment broker and died in 1964.

 

To read more see:

https://www.jta.org/2022/01/25/united-states/boston-art-museum-will-return-17th-century-painting-to-heirs-of-its-pre-wwii-jewish-owner

 

The article’s link to the Boston Globe newspaper is not listed here as it requires a subscription to access the article.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Seeking Hungarian immigrant relatives in Venezuela #latinamerica

Cynthia Hollinsworth
 

https://www.sefaruniversal.com/
https://www.sefaruniversal.com/genealogist-law/
mmariae2009@...

A Venezuelan friend informed me about the lawyer Maria Eugenia Penalver in Venezuela (contact details above) who provides services to locate relatives.  I have no personal experience of the lawyer,  but suggest you investigate in case they can help you.  Good luck in your search.
--
Cynthia Hollinsworth


Re: Seeking Hungarian immigrant relatives in Venezuela #latinamerica

Cynthia Hollinsworth
 

A Venezuelan friend has recommended two specialists in Venezuela who can assist on locating relatives  - one is Juan Carlos morales Manzur - phone +58 41434646025 - apparently he is really good but have no email address or website.  Also see my separate posting about a lawyer who may also be able to help.  I have no personal experience of either.
--
Cynthia Hollinsworth


Margarethe Rosenthal #records #latinamerica #france

David Choukroun
 

Dear all, 

I have found the reference of the death act of Miss Rosenthal @ Montevideo, Uruguay

All the details are known : 

Miss Margarethe Rosenthal

Death date : 9th July 1944

Datos de la Partida:

Año:  1944.

Oficina: 18.

Acta:   742.

But when I am ordering the act, the only proposed solution to get it is ... to be on-site !  (after a booking, at a specific location, at a specific hour...)

Montevideo is quite far from Paris, France where I live


From your experience, is there a chance to get another channel to have the copy of this act ? 

Any idea is welcome (I tried already the French Embassy -- no answer)

thanks

--

Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI