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JewishGenealogical conference in Salt Lake City, July, 2014, 27 July - 1 August. #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Researchers, dear friends,

We have a very interesting and exciting conference this year.
You may remember that our Bessarabia SIG invited a guest speaker Alla
Chastina >from Kishinev to present on two topics:

"JEWISH LIFE IN BESSARABIA AS IT'S REFLECTED IN BESSARABIAN NEWSPAPERS OF
THE 1850-1930" and
"BESSARABIAN JEWISH ENTREPRENEURS IN THE 1870 - 1917". Both of these topics
were approved by conference committee.

The knowledge and expertise of Alla Chastina will show us another view on
Jews >from different archival documents.
These lectures and her research may broader our understanding on Bessarabian
Jewish Genealogy, and that will help many of us to find more useful
information for our personal research.

We need your help to get Alla to the conference. Her lectures will not only
help our members at the conference, but EVERYONE in our well organized
group. Please consider donate $25, $50, $100 to the Bessarabia SIG Speakers
Bureau
(JewishGen.org / DONATE/ Bessarabia SIG / Bessarabia SIG Speakers Bureau).

Thank you in advance,
Happy Passover,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JewishGenealogical conference in Salt Lake City, July, 2014, 27 July - 1 August. #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Researchers, dear friends,

We have a very interesting and exciting conference this year.
You may remember that our Bessarabia SIG invited a guest speaker Alla
Chastina >from Kishinev to present on two topics:

"JEWISH LIFE IN BESSARABIA AS IT'S REFLECTED IN BESSARABIAN NEWSPAPERS OF
THE 1850-1930" and
"BESSARABIAN JEWISH ENTREPRENEURS IN THE 1870 - 1917". Both of these topics
were approved by conference committee.

The knowledge and expertise of Alla Chastina will show us another view on
Jews >from different archival documents.
These lectures and her research may broader our understanding on Bessarabian
Jewish Genealogy, and that will help many of us to find more useful
information for our personal research.

We need your help to get Alla to the conference. Her lectures will not only
help our members at the conference, but EVERYONE in our well organized
group. Please consider donate $25, $50, $100 to the Bessarabia SIG Speakers
Bureau
(JewishGen.org / DONATE/ Bessarabia SIG / Bessarabia SIG Speakers Bureau).

Thank you in advance,
Happy Passover,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Re: Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Fritz,

Thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately I won't have the time before my presentation to visit the
German National Library...but I will consider along with the other
suggestions I have received >from my postings to address the issue of
"copyright" and whether it is being abused as an excuse by different
archives. Thank you for your feedback it is most helpful. Jan

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Fritz Neubauer <fritz.neubauer@...> wrote:
one useful task you could possibly accomplish during your visit to Europe
would be to pay a visit to the German National Library (Deutsche
Nationalbibliothek) and ask them when they are likely to put their digital
collections "Exilpresse digital" and "Juedische Periodika aus NS
-Deutschland" back online. This collection had been online for years and was
very useful for genealogical purposes, especially for holocaust research.
About two years ago online access was suddenly withdrawn for copyright
reasons. As you can read under
http://www.dnb.de/DE/DEA/Kataloge/Exilpresse/exilpresse_node.html

They became afraid that they would be sued by non-existing authors or their
heirs. In the meantime a new German copyright law has been passed by the
German Parliament about 6 months ago in view of this problem - but still
nothing has happened since. I remember that Frau Asmus mentioned somewhere
that there had to be some licensing body ... Note that the digitalization
had been financed by public funds.


German SIG #Germany Re: Request for Your Assistance on Learning About Archive Access Problems For Holocaust and Holocaust Era Records #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dear Fritz,

Thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately I won't have the time before my presentation to visit the
German National Library...but I will consider along with the other
suggestions I have received >from my postings to address the issue of
"copyright" and whether it is being abused as an excuse by different
archives. Thank you for your feedback it is most helpful. Jan

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Fritz Neubauer <fritz.neubauer@...> wrote:
one useful task you could possibly accomplish during your visit to Europe
would be to pay a visit to the German National Library (Deutsche
Nationalbibliothek) and ask them when they are likely to put their digital
collections "Exilpresse digital" and "Juedische Periodika aus NS
-Deutschland" back online. This collection had been online for years and was
very useful for genealogical purposes, especially for holocaust research.
About two years ago online access was suddenly withdrawn for copyright
reasons. As you can read under
http://www.dnb.de/DE/DEA/Kataloge/Exilpresse/exilpresse_node.html

They became afraid that they would be sued by non-existing authors or their
heirs. In the meantime a new German copyright law has been passed by the
German Parliament about 6 months ago in view of this problem - but still
nothing has happened since. I remember that Frau Asmus mentioned somewhere
that there had to be some licensing body ... Note that the digitalization
had been financed by public funds.


Hungary-Israel-Canada research advice #general

Rony Golan <golanron@...>
 

I am seeking advice on how to proceed with a research puzzle:

Istvan ROSENBERG was born in Budapest during WWII (in 1942). I got his birth
certificate. It only states a name for a mother. His mother was Ester
ROSENBERG. I know that this was her maiden name.

Ester arrived to Israel at the beginning of the 1970's. She stayed in Israel
for a short while and returned to Hungary.

By that time her name was BUCSKO Jozsefne (a married name meaning that she
was the wife of Jozsef BUCSKO).

By that time or a bit later, Istvan may have gotten to Israel. He was
nicknamed "Itsik". He left Israel. I heard >from someone that he left for
Canada.

I can't find neither Istvan ROSENBERG nor Istvan BUCSKO (if he assumed his
mother's husband's name) not in Hungary, not in Israel and not in Canada.

I have tried the Hungarian archives site and cemetery, the Canadian archives
site and most Israeli resources to no avail.

I haven't found any clue for Ester or Jozsef after 1972.

I will be happy to get ideas as to what else can be done.

Many thanks & Happy Pessach,

Rony Golan
Israel

Researching: KRIVOROUCHKI, KARIVORUCHKA, KRAMARUTSKY, PAKELCHIK - Kaunas &
Vandzigala, Lithuania
SLOMOVITS - Sighet, Romania
EISDORFER - Hungary

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information about specific research techniques and/or resources
that might be useful to others.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungary-Israel-Canada research advice #general

Rony Golan <golanron@...>
 

I am seeking advice on how to proceed with a research puzzle:

Istvan ROSENBERG was born in Budapest during WWII (in 1942). I got his birth
certificate. It only states a name for a mother. His mother was Ester
ROSENBERG. I know that this was her maiden name.

Ester arrived to Israel at the beginning of the 1970's. She stayed in Israel
for a short while and returned to Hungary.

By that time her name was BUCSKO Jozsefne (a married name meaning that she
was the wife of Jozsef BUCSKO).

By that time or a bit later, Istvan may have gotten to Israel. He was
nicknamed "Itsik". He left Israel. I heard >from someone that he left for
Canada.

I can't find neither Istvan ROSENBERG nor Istvan BUCSKO (if he assumed his
mother's husband's name) not in Hungary, not in Israel and not in Canada.

I have tried the Hungarian archives site and cemetery, the Canadian archives
site and most Israeli resources to no avail.

I haven't found any clue for Ester or Jozsef after 1972.

I will be happy to get ideas as to what else can be done.

Many thanks & Happy Pessach,

Rony Golan
Israel

Researching: KRIVOROUCHKI, KARIVORUCHKA, KRAMARUTSKY, PAKELCHIK - Kaunas &
Vandzigala, Lithuania
SLOMOVITS - Sighet, Romania
EISDORFER - Hungary

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Rony privately, unless you have
information about specific research techniques and/or resources
that might be useful to others.


Looking for descendants: ALTNEU - Czernowitz, Chile, USA #general

Thomas Lerman
 

I recently found information about a relative Ida SCHMETTERLING. She
married Jakob ALTNEU. They had a child, Ruth Altneu. All three births
and marriage occurred in Czernowitz. I tracked them to Chile, probably
the same as listed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bukowinabook/buk2_197.html

I also tracked at least Ida going to Brazil. A family member remembers
the family coming to the USA in the 1950s. They thought maybe New
Jersey. I found what might be Jacob's death in New York in May 1986,
but have not been able to verify it. I also found at least Ida and Ruth
living in Florida with what appears to be Ida's death in 25-Nov-1997
in Ft. Lauderdale. I have not been able to get death certificates,
obituaries, wills, cemeteries, or any other information to verify much
of this. I have not been able to find out what happened to Ruth.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please respond privately unless
of general help for others,

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

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please use capitals for the names of families you are researching.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for descendants: ALTNEU - Czernowitz, Chile, USA #general

Thomas Lerman
 

I recently found information about a relative Ida SCHMETTERLING. She
married Jakob ALTNEU. They had a child, Ruth Altneu. All three births
and marriage occurred in Czernowitz. I tracked them to Chile, probably
the same as listed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bukowinabook/buk2_197.html

I also tracked at least Ida going to Brazil. A family member remembers
the family coming to the USA in the 1950s. They thought maybe New
Jersey. I found what might be Jacob's death in New York in May 1986,
but have not been able to verify it. I also found at least Ida and Ruth
living in Florida with what appears to be Ida's death in 25-Nov-1997
in Ft. Lauderdale. I have not been able to get death certificates,
obituaries, wills, cemeteries, or any other information to verify much
of this. I have not been able to find out what happened to Ruth.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please respond privately unless
of general help for others,

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

MODERATOR NOTE: To make it easier for others to discover possible links,
please use capitals for the names of families you are researching.


Re: Subject: How to find certificate number? #general

Emily Garber
 

Donna Eschen <Puffins@...> asked:

I know that my gr grandfather Sam (Hyman) KROENDELL or KROENDEL died Nov.
25, 1917 in NYC. His headstone is in Washington Cemetery along with his wife
Dora and son Jack.

I have the date but I need a certificate number to order the death
certificate >from familysearch.org.
I can't find him on Italiangen.org. Do you have any suggestions as to how
to get this certificate number? Could there be a reason it is not there on
italiangen.org?
Death certificates are issued by the county where the person died, not
where they lived. If the person did not die within one of the Boroughs
of NYC, the the certificate would not have been indexed on
ItalianGen.org. I suggest calling the cemetery and asking them if they
can tell you in which county Sam died.

Cemeteries do not have death certificates, but they should have body
transport permits. I have had success at some cemeteries with this
request and have then contacted counties outside of NYC (e.g.,
Rensselaer and Sullivan). Be nice to the cemetery receptionist on the
phone, but insistent. I have also had the experience with one cemetery
where one time they provided the information and another they said
they didn't have it. They likely still had it. The person answering
the phone just may not have been familiar with the files.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Subject: How to find certificate number? #general

Emily Garber
 

Donna Eschen <Puffins@...> asked:

I know that my gr grandfather Sam (Hyman) KROENDELL or KROENDEL died Nov.
25, 1917 in NYC. His headstone is in Washington Cemetery along with his wife
Dora and son Jack.

I have the date but I need a certificate number to order the death
certificate >from familysearch.org.
I can't find him on Italiangen.org. Do you have any suggestions as to how
to get this certificate number? Could there be a reason it is not there on
italiangen.org?
Death certificates are issued by the county where the person died, not
where they lived. If the person did not die within one of the Boroughs
of NYC, the the certificate would not have been indexed on
ItalianGen.org. I suggest calling the cemetery and asking them if they
can tell you in which county Sam died.

Cemeteries do not have death certificates, but they should have body
transport permits. I have had success at some cemeteries with this
request and have then contacted counties outside of NYC (e.g.,
Rensselaer and Sullivan). Be nice to the cemetery receptionist on the
phone, but insistent. I have also had the experience with one cemetery
where one time they provided the information and another they said
they didn't have it. They likely still had it. The person answering
the phone just may not have been familiar with the files.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


Viewmate polish translation request #general

Susan Gottman <vertigocom@...>
 

Good morning folks, i am hoping that someone can translate the rest of
this polish letter for me..Thank you to those who have helped with the
balance of the letters, it has been wonderful to confirm some of the
information.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32433

Susan Gottman

MODERATOR NOTE: The family surnames connected with this image are WEISBORD,
GOTTMAN and ROZENBLUM. Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response
form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate polish translation request #general

Susan Gottman <vertigocom@...>
 

Good morning folks, i am hoping that someone can translate the rest of
this polish letter for me..Thank you to those who have helped with the
balance of the letters, it has been wonderful to confirm some of the
information.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32433

Susan Gottman

MODERATOR NOTE: The family surnames connected with this image are WEISBORD,
GOTTMAN and ROZENBLUM. Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response
form.


Re: Kiev Rabbinate: meaning of "bliz/blyz. #general

Marilyn Robinson <emeraldeyesm@...>
 

The meaning of bliz/bliz has finally been figured out, thanks to the
help of a couple of Genners and Facebook readers. The word means
"twins" in Russian, which makes sense since the names were >from birth
records.

"While looking at a list of names >from the Kiev Rabbinate, a word
translated as "blyz" was used:

Briskman blyz. Shakhno and Reyzel
Barbier blyz, Solomon and Chaya/Haya
Boltny blyz. Rosalia and Sara

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Kiev Rabbinate: meaning of "bliz/blyz. #general

Marilyn Robinson <emeraldeyesm@...>
 

The meaning of bliz/bliz has finally been figured out, thanks to the
help of a couple of Genners and Facebook readers. The word means
"twins" in Russian, which makes sense since the names were >from birth
records.

"While looking at a list of names >from the Kiev Rabbinate, a word
translated as "blyz" was used:

Briskman blyz. Shakhno and Reyzel
Barbier blyz, Solomon and Chaya/Haya
Boltny blyz. Rosalia and Sara

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Translation of 1879 Russian Marriage Document on Viewmate #general

Mady Land <madyland@...>
 

Hello Genners,

I've posted a marriage document on Viewmate of Malka Perla SZPIONEK and Wulf
Ber HANDLARZ >from Bodanzow Poland. It is in Russian and I would appreciate a
translation of all possible details. I am especially interested in the
mother of the bride-- I believe she is Ryfka LANDSZNYDER. Please include any
relationships, ages and towns which are mentioned.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33162

Thank you for your help.

Mady Land
New York, NY

Researching:
KELMAN/KIELMAN/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, New York; LANDSZNEJDER/LANDSCHNEIDER/
KLAMRA/ZAROSLA/Plock, Bodzanow, Gabin, Zychlin, New York; ZYLBER/KARAS/
DOBRZYNSKA/Dobrzyn nad Wisla; GEJDYGIER/EIDEGER/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica,
Lodz, Aleksandrow Lodski, New York, Winnipeg, Calgary; BOROWSKI/KIELER/
Aleksandrow Lodzki; FOGEL/FOGIEL/FOJGEL/HERYING/HAJDENBLIT/Hrubieszow,
Ratno, Lublin, Poland; New York

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Elizabeth Charlotte LANDON - NSW, Australia #general

Judith Elam
 

I am trying to find out if Elizabeth Charlotte LANDON, married to George
David LANDON, is still alive. I have searched on the Australian newspaper,
NSW and cemeteries databases, as well as the phone book listings and
Ancestry. The last address I have found for them is *** Arterial Road,
Killara, NSW. Before that they were at 1a Cook Road, Lindfield, Sydney.

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...

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specific to the Landons. Feel free to post here any tips, techniques
or resources that might be of more general interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Elizabeth Charlotte LANDON - NSW, Australia #general

Judith Elam
 

I am trying to find out if Elizabeth Charlotte LANDON, married to George
David LANDON, is still alive. I have searched on the Australian newspaper,
NSW and cemeteries databases, as well as the phone book listings and
Ancestry. The last address I have found for them is *** Arterial Road,
Killara, NSW. Before that they were at 1a Cook Road, Lindfield, Sydney.

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond directly to Judith with information
specific to the Landons. Feel free to post here any tips, techniques
or resources that might be of more general interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation of 1879 Russian Marriage Document on Viewmate #general

Mady Land <madyland@...>
 

Hello Genners,

I've posted a marriage document on Viewmate of Malka Perla SZPIONEK and Wulf
Ber HANDLARZ >from Bodanzow Poland. It is in Russian and I would appreciate a
translation of all possible details. I am especially interested in the
mother of the bride-- I believe she is Ryfka LANDSZNYDER. Please include any
relationships, ages and towns which are mentioned.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33162

Thank you for your help.

Mady Land
New York, NY

Researching:
KELMAN/KIELMAN/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, New York; LANDSZNEJDER/LANDSCHNEIDER/
KLAMRA/ZAROSLA/Plock, Bodzanow, Gabin, Zychlin, New York; ZYLBER/KARAS/
DOBRZYNSKA/Dobrzyn nad Wisla; GEJDYGIER/EIDEGER/Nowe Miasto nad Pilica,
Lodz, Aleksandrow Lodski, New York, Winnipeg, Calgary; BOROWSKI/KIELER/
Aleksandrow Lodzki; FOGEL/FOGIEL/FOJGEL/HERYING/HAJDENBLIT/Hrubieszow,
Ratno, Lublin, Poland; New York

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EPSTEIN #rabbinic

Stephen Denker
 

Jehiel Michal ben Aaron Isaac HaLevi born in Bobruisk 1829, died 1908;
and Jehiel Michal ben Abraham HaLevi who lived in Frankfurt Germany
died 1706.

Are there any published genealogies for these HaLevi EPSTEINs? I am
interested especially in their *ancestors*.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic EPSTEIN #rabbinic

Stephen Denker
 

Jehiel Michal ben Aaron Isaac HaLevi born in Bobruisk 1829, died 1908;
and Jehiel Michal ben Abraham HaLevi who lived in Frankfurt Germany
died 1706.

Are there any published genealogies for these HaLevi EPSTEINs? I am
interested especially in their *ancestors*.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA

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