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Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

Judith Elam
 

A relative who emigrated to England became known as Yetta.  

Judith Elam


Re: Seeking recommendations for a researcher in Germany #germany

Myra Fournier
 

I'd suggest just googling "Geneaologists in Germany" if you can't get a personal recommendation. I have several friends in Germany who are big into geneaology and will ask them if they know of anyone.

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA
mjfourn@...


Re: tracking a single female immigrant relative #usa

Adam Cherson
 

I would add the federal and new york censuses to your research strategy. She may have lived near the Halpern/Hartenstein family somewhere in NY.
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Adam Cherson


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

JudiZimmer
 

I am Judith, named for my great-grandmother, Jochewet/Yocheved.
 
Judi Rothstein Zimmer


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

neilan1
 

I had a wonder friend, of blessed memory, Hebrew name Yocheved, whose English name was Jacqueline. 

Neilan Stern
neilan1@...
researching:  Stern, Pistrong, Brand- Radomysl Wielki, and area; Aronovsky - Vilijampole, Kovno Lithuania; Schwarz, Black, Bezner, Lapin - Nesvizh Belarus


Looking for info on Eleanor nee Levine & Hyman Atotsky in Israel #israel #general

Sharon Ann Dror
 

My uncle out of the blue mentioned a couple's name that I never heard about.
Anyone have information on Gertrude nee Levine and Hyman Atotsky's life? They are from Jerusalem and lived in Bayit Vegan. They had no children of their own.
Gertrude came from a large family with number of siblings. Ancestry, My Heritage and Geni.com have plenty of info on her family's side.
I am ONLY interested in Hyman's family as trying to figure out how he is related to us through the Greenberg Family side. Couldn't find anything.
Both are buried in Jerusalem.
Hyman Atotsky - August 1987
Gertrude Eleanor nee Levine Atotsky - April 18, 2006
Thank you in advance.
Sharon Ann Dror
SharonAnnDror@...


New Zealand Wilson Collection of Family History Records #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 


Earlier this week Dick Eastman in the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter mentioned a free collection of family history records coordinated by Diane Wilson over the past 40 years that includes records from a variety of sources.  The collection is an index only but it gives you clues to help with your research. For more information on the Collection see: https://www.wilsoncollection.co.nz/

 

I tried the index with the names COHEN and GOLDBERG and received hundreds of hits.  The results do NOT have the actual record but it shows where the data source is and the year, so it aides in your research-but you will then have to look at the records by searching the source.

 

For example for Alice COHEN year 1960 it showed her age in 1960—65 years old, Location is the name of the Cemetery and the record number and origin- in this case NZSG (New Zealand Society of Genealogists) Cemetery Fiche.  To search the index go to: https://www.wilsoncollection.co.nz/#search-our-index

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

Susan&David
 

If you go to the Jewishgen Memorial Plaque Database  
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/
Search for  Yocheved as a given name.   You will see the more than 100 instances of  corresponding civil names. There are many different ones, no single one stands out.


David Rosen
Boston, MA

  


On 6/24/2021 3:41 PM, Peter Cohen wrote:

What would be some likely Americanized names for someone named Yocheved?

Also, is Chasia a diminutive of Chana?
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Peter Cohen
California


Americanization of Yocheved #names #usa

Peter Cohen
 

What would be some likely Americanized names for someone named Yocheved?

Also, is Chasia a diminutive of Chana?
--
Peter Cohen
California


MyHeritage Free Access to Immigration and Travel Records June 24-28, 2021 #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

My Heritage has announced FREE access to its immigration and Travel records from June 24-28, 2021. No time zone was given so I am suggesting that you use central time as the cut off time for your planning purposes..

 

My Heritage’s Immigration and Travel category encompasses 57 collections with 181,280,020 historical records from all over the world. They include passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border crossings, emigration records, passports, and convict transportation records.

 

Normally, most of these records are free to search, but can only be fully accessed by MyHeritage users with a Data or Complete plan. From today until June 28, anyone will be able to access them completely free of charge.  If you try to access a category not covered by this special free access or try to access the Immigration and Travel records after the free access period you will be invited to subscribe to MyHeritage in order to access the record collection.

 

Go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-4000/immigration-travel

 

Type in the name of the person you are researching and click search.  If you want to save the image to your computer right click on the image and click save as.  No credit card information is requested or required for the special free access records.

 

To read the blog posting about this free access offer go to: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/06/journey-to-the-past-with-free-immigration-travel-records/

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


United Kingdom National Archives Online Exhibition of Films 1945-2006 #announcements #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The (UK) National Archives has posted a selection of “most memorable and influential” Central Office of Information (COI) public information films covering events from British post-war history.  To access the exhibition go to: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films.  The films are divided into different time periods : 1945-1951; 1952-1964; 1964-1979 and 1979-2006.When you click on the time period you can access an index for that period. Some of the films are mere seconds while others are about 30 minutes.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Seeking Descendants of Doris Levine born 14 July 1928 in New York #usa

Chilady18
 

We are seeking info on Doris Levine born in New York on 14 July 1928 or her descendants.  Doris' parents Zendel and Elke Lejfer and grandmother Frejda Lejfer arrived in New York on the SS Zeeland in January 1921 originally from Wysoko, Grodniensk. They were joining husband/father Szewl Lejfer Lewin in New York.  Zendel Lejfer changed his name to Sam Levine and moved from New York to Chicago some time after Doris' birth. If you have info on this family I would appreciate it if you would contact me.

Sandra Imyak


Re: tracking a single female immigrant relative #usa

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

My great grandmother came to the US and died shorty after her arrival.  Four granddaughters were named after her.  One was "Yetta"  The other three
used "Eunice" which a somewhat popular name at the time.  
--
Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Re: Looking for a reference, for help in free translation, for an archival document, written in the Polish language. #poland

Sarah L Meyer
 

Judith Franzin 's book A Translation Guide to 19th Century Polish -Language Civil Registration Documents, is one resource that I have used.  Another is to join Facebook's Tracing the Tribe group and post your document there, and someone probably will translate it.  There also is a translators group there.  Regardless of how you see social media - the genealogy groups there are worth being a member - and membership is free.  Other groups are Jewish Genealogy Portal and Jews from Poland.   
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Seeking recommendations for a researcher in Germany #germany

elkamins@...
 

Greetings - We are planning a spring 2022 trip to Germany and would like to find a genealogist/guide to help us investigate some records while we are there. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Researching the name "Kleiber" in the Munich area.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Kaminsky
Mt. Laurel,  NJ


Re: Jewish nannies from Europe #general

Peter Heilbrunn
 

Hi,

I live in Buckinghamshire. I have a spare paperback copy of the Grenville title. If anyone is interested, let me know.
Peter Heilbrunn


Re: Jewish nannies from Europe #general

sohail.husain@...
 

A postscript to my earlier response .... I mentioned that many thousands of those Germans and Austrians who arrived in London were 'registered' at Bloomsbury House, including a large number of young women who then went into domestic service. The files created were lost after the war, but in the late 1980s a significant number, relating to about 35,000 individuals, were fortuitously rediscovered. These are now in the custody of World Jewish Relief (HQ in London) and have been digitally scanned and indexed. Amongst them was the file on my mother, Karola Grünebaum (DOB 12 May 1921, Offenbach), It is extremely interesting and revealing, not only including papers related to her arrival in 1939, but also to what happened to her in subsequent years up until 1943. WJR is keen to link the files with the descendants of the people who are documented, so it is well worth getting in touch to find out if your relative's file is one of those that has been found.

As others have mentioned, the National Archives (Kew, London) also may hold significant information, for example related to internment, naturalisation and the '1939 Register for England and Wales' (equivalent to a census).

Dr Sohail Husain, Hampshire, UK


Re: Searching for Pincus Gurolniski on Manifest #records

Valentin Lupu
 

Hi Mark,
I am sending to your private email documents which I enhanced by using Photoshop.
Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


Re: Translation needed from Romanian #translation

Valentin Lupu
 

Hi Deborah,
The testimony is not about Kopai Gorod but of the sufferings of the Jews deported to Transnistria. Kopai Gorod is mentioned in a short paragraph:
" Also in Moghilev we were put in houses destroyed by bombardments, After a short while, the gendarms (Romanian police forces, my note) took us to Kopai Gorod, Romanka. There, we were put in a big stable. After a short while, the typhus caused ravages. The dead corpses remained for days among the living people, there was no one to bury them. About 300-400 people in this stable died. From there we were taken to...."

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL


JGS Cleveland presents "Jewish Resources on Ancestry" with Crista Cowan #announcements #education #events #jgs-iajgs

deborahakatz@...
 

Join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland (jgscleveland.org) for our next Zoom program on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 7-8:30 pm EST: “Jewish Resources on Ancestry” with Crista Cowan.

 

Program:  Learn how to narrow your search of Ancestry’s database with more than 24 billion online records (twice as many as any other online genealogy company), and home in on resources and information of particular interest to Jewish family history researchers.  Review immigrant, JewishGen, Holocaust, and other 18th and 19th century European records for those of Jewish descent.  General search tips will also be discussed.

 

Speaker: Crista Cowan has worked with Ancestry since 2004 and is a nationally renowned speaker on all things genealogy.  Watch her videos as The Barefoot Genealogist on the Ancestry YouTube channel at http://ancstry.me/TBGVids.

 

Registration: Required and free - Send an email to rsvp@... by 12 Noon EST on July 7th to receive a Zoom link.  If you are NOT a JGS Cleveland member, please include your name, email, and complete mailing address.

 

 

To become a member of JGS Cleveland, go to jgscleveland.org for more information.

 

 

 

Contact: Deborah A. Katz, JD, PhD

Vice President, Programming

JGS Cleveland
programming@...