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mystery photos; one from Hungary/Slovakia; two from Lodz #general

Debbie Long <d_long@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I need help with three photos:

1. Can you advise me about the significance of the attire of the two
elderly people in the photo at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16300

They are likely to be my Hungarian great-great-grandparents, but they
were >from an area that is now called Selmeczbánya),Slovakia. Does their
attire reflect Jewish custom at the time?

2 and 3. I have two images >from Lodz, Poland of my relatives:

Can anyone identify the possible year or period when this picture was
taken based on the clothing? Also, is the child a boy or girl? What
would you surmise is the relationship between the people in the photo?
Their ages? Why would one of the faces be cut out? Thank you for your
help with the image at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16298

3. Finally, what would you estimate as the year the photo at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16299

was taken? What would you surmise are the ages of the subject and their
relationship? It is possible that the older man is a rabbi, possibly a
well-known rabbi in Lodz with the last name of Zander.

I appreciate your comments!

Debbie Long
Searching for GALAS and DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz
MUNK and WEISZ of Budapest

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen mystery photos; one from Hungary/Slovakia; two from Lodz #general

Debbie Long <d_long@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I need help with three photos:

1. Can you advise me about the significance of the attire of the two
elderly people in the photo at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16300

They are likely to be my Hungarian great-great-grandparents, but they
were >from an area that is now called Selmeczbánya),Slovakia. Does their
attire reflect Jewish custom at the time?

2 and 3. I have two images >from Lodz, Poland of my relatives:

Can anyone identify the possible year or period when this picture was
taken based on the clothing? Also, is the child a boy or girl? What
would you surmise is the relationship between the people in the photo?
Their ages? Why would one of the faces be cut out? Thank you for your
help with the image at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16298

3. Finally, what would you estimate as the year the photo at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16299

was taken? What would you surmise are the ages of the subject and their
relationship? It is possible that the older man is a rabbi, possibly a
well-known rabbi in Lodz with the last name of Zander.

I appreciate your comments!

Debbie Long
Searching for GALAS and DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz
MUNK and WEISZ of Budapest

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Launch of AmericanAncestors.org by the New England Historic Genealogical Society #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), announced today the
launch of AmericanAncestors.org, the organization's new website that will
serve as the home of its growing regional and national genealogical
resources.

NEHGS is inviting people to sign up for the NEHGS "Guest User" program. This
free registration gives anyone access to the popular weekly news stories as
well as special access to a variety of databases, resources, articles, and
other tools to help with their research. In addition to the
paid/subscription access ($75 per year) there are selected free databases
available.
http://tinyurl.com/2ev35wf

The full url is:
http://americanancestors.org/uploadedFiles/American_Ancestors/Content/Marketing/Press_Release_PDFs/AmericanAncestors_Release.pdf

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have trouble accessing the press release above,
try again later. The moderators have experienced intermittent slow
responses >from the website.


Thanks Re: I need an Israeli genealogist to find a record for me. #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

I have all the information I need for now. Thanks for everyone that responded!

Mark London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Launch of AmericanAncestors.org by the New England Historic Genealogical Society #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), announced today the
launch of AmericanAncestors.org, the organization's new website that will
serve as the home of its growing regional and national genealogical
resources.

NEHGS is inviting people to sign up for the NEHGS "Guest User" program. This
free registration gives anyone access to the popular weekly news stories as
well as special access to a variety of databases, resources, articles, and
other tools to help with their research. In addition to the
paid/subscription access ($75 per year) there are selected free databases
available.
http://tinyurl.com/2ev35wf

The full url is:
http://americanancestors.org/uploadedFiles/American_Ancestors/Content/Marketing/Press_Release_PDFs/AmericanAncestors_Release.pdf

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have trouble accessing the press release above,
try again later. The moderators have experienced intermittent slow
responses >from the website.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks Re: I need an Israeli genealogist to find a record for me. #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

I have all the information I need for now. Thanks for everyone that responded!

Mark London


USHMM and ITS #france

Palekaiko
 

USHMM is receiving scanned documents >from International Tracing
Service archives (ITS), Bad Arolsen, Germany and may be queried
regarding the fate of many Holocaust victims. Scanning and transfer
of the entire document collection is not yet complete.

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/its/

Michael Diamant
Hawaii


French SIG #France USHMM and ITS #france

Palekaiko
 

USHMM is receiving scanned documents >from International Tracing
Service archives (ITS), Bad Arolsen, Germany and may be queried
regarding the fate of many Holocaust victims. Scanning and transfer
of the entire document collection is not yet complete.

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/its/

Michael Diamant
Hawaii


ViewMate Translation wanted: Tombstone #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I will be very appreciative of any and all attempts to translate a
very worn tombstone located in the Jewish Cemetery of Schwanfeld, bearing
the name on the reverse side of "J. Gattmann." There are three separate
photos, under ViewMate numbers 16316, 16317, & 16318.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, Calif. judigenie@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation wanted: Tombstone #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I will be very appreciative of any and all attempts to translate a
very worn tombstone located in the Jewish Cemetery of Schwanfeld, bearing
the name on the reverse side of "J. Gattmann." There are three separate
photos, under ViewMate numbers 16316, 16317, & 16318.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, Calif. judigenie@yahoo.com


ViewMate request: Marriage document from 1838 #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I would like a transcription of the rather muddy right-hand panel of the
marriage record of my gggrandparents, Esther GUTMANN and Markus Marum
SCHMALBACH. Please go to VM 16281, at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16281
if you would like to take on this task.
A fact: Esther and Markus had a child out of wedlock (Regina) 12 years before
getting married. will be very grateful for clarification of additional facts.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, Calif. judigenie@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany ViewMate request: Marriage document from 1838 #germany

Judith Berlowitz <judigenie@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I would like a transcription of the rather muddy right-hand panel of the
marriage record of my gggrandparents, Esther GUTMANN and Markus Marum
SCHMALBACH. Please go to VM 16281, at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16281
if you would like to take on this task.
A fact: Esther and Markus had a child out of wedlock (Regina) 12 years before
getting married. will be very grateful for clarification of additional facts.

Judith Berlowitz Oakland, Calif. judigenie@yahoo.com


Jewish Cemetery in Marburg, Germany? #germany

Ann Linder
 

I found reference to one Jewish cemetery in Marburg, Germany but
didn't understand its location. Is there just one Jewish cemetery?
I have a photo of a postWWII 1949 gravestone but I don't know the
location of the cemetery in Marburg. Kindest Regards,

Ann Linder annlinder2009@gmail.com Florida USA


German SIG #Germany Jewish Cemetery in Marburg, Germany? #germany

Ann Linder
 

I found reference to one Jewish cemetery in Marburg, Germany but
didn't understand its location. Is there just one Jewish cemetery?
I have a photo of a postWWII 1949 gravestone but I don't know the
location of the cemetery in Marburg. Kindest Regards,

Ann Linder annlinder2009@gmail.com Florida USA


Grodinsky burial info #unitedkingdom

gspiel@...
 

A friend of mine would dearly love to visit her brother's grave. Her brother
was Michael Benjamin Grodinsky and died in March 1936 at the age of 6. The
family have no idea where he might be buried, although the child's
grandfather, Rabbi Hillel Grodinsky and father were both buried in Edmonton
Federation. The family tell me that Rabbi Grodinsky was the rabbi at the
Machzikei Hadass shul in Brick Lane in the East End. They've searched
JewishGen and didn't find his records. They've called the Edmonton
Federation, thinking it was likely he'd also have been buried there but
there was no record of his burial. Any ideas how to proceed next?

Many thanks.

Gloria Spielman
Researching: Fishman and Spielman
Israel


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Grodinsky burial info #unitedkingdom

gspiel@...
 

A friend of mine would dearly love to visit her brother's grave. Her brother
was Michael Benjamin Grodinsky and died in March 1936 at the age of 6. The
family have no idea where he might be buried, although the child's
grandfather, Rabbi Hillel Grodinsky and father were both buried in Edmonton
Federation. The family tell me that Rabbi Grodinsky was the rabbi at the
Machzikei Hadass shul in Brick Lane in the East End. They've searched
JewishGen and didn't find his records. They've called the Edmonton
Federation, thinking it was likely he'd also have been buried there but
there was no record of his burial. Any ideas how to proceed next?

Many thanks.

Gloria Spielman
Researching: Fishman and Spielman
Israel


JGSGW, Washington, DC - Sept 19, 2010 #belarus

Marlene Bishow
 

Date: September 19, 2010 1:00 p.m. schmoozing
1:30 p.m. short business
meeting and program
Location: B'nai Israel, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
Speaker: Steve Luxenberg

"Genealogy >from the Inside Out: Tracing a Family Secret >from a Single Clue"

When we learn about a family secret â a hidden relative (or a hidden
marriage, or a hidden divorce, or a hidden cause of death) our
understanding of the family tree is dramatically changed. How do we pursue
that single clue? In 1995, Washington Post Associate Editor Steve Luxenberg
found out his mother had been hiding the existence of a sister who was then
deceased, and it was the genesis for his multi-year odyssey to unravel the
rest of the story, including his aunt's three decades in a psychiatric
institution. Using a slide presentation, Luxenberg brings the audience
along on the journey he took to write his award-winning book, “Annie’s
Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret.â He travels through burial records,
birth certificates, hospital records, immigration documents and wartime
records, and assembles them into a coherent paper trail. A result was a
significantly changed understanding of his family history and societal
stigma regarding mental health.

Guests are welcome. This program is relevant to all faiths.

Mr. Luxenberg will also be available for a book signing.

See our website for additional information and driving directions:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw

Contact: Marlene Bishow (301) 330 3882 (MLBishow@comcast.net).

Alan Leavitt
Publicity Chair
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


Re: Tjemishow? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Philip Trauring wrote:

I have a file that lists two different birth places for the same
person. The first location is Lancut, which I know. The second
is Tjemishow, which I'm not familiar with - does anyone know
what town this might be referring to? I tried searching on
JewishGen's Community Search, but I couldn't find it.

------

Philip,

The place that you are searching for is Temeszow [teh meh shoof]
at 4924 2214. The town was part of the Brzozow district, and is
located in fairly close proximity of large Jewish shtetls: Dynow,
Brzozow, Sanok and Tyrawa Woloska. I could not located any
references to Jewish life in Temeszow beside the information that
in 1900 amongst the total number of 535 residents were also 13
Jews.

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


Belarus SIG #Belarus JGSGW, Washington, DC - Sept 19, 2010 #belarus

Marlene Bishow
 

Date: September 19, 2010 1:00 p.m. schmoozing
1:30 p.m. short business
meeting and program
Location: B'nai Israel, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
Speaker: Steve Luxenberg

"Genealogy >from the Inside Out: Tracing a Family Secret >from a Single Clue"

When we learn about a family secret â a hidden relative (or a hidden
marriage, or a hidden divorce, or a hidden cause of death) our
understanding of the family tree is dramatically changed. How do we pursue
that single clue? In 1995, Washington Post Associate Editor Steve Luxenberg
found out his mother had been hiding the existence of a sister who was then
deceased, and it was the genesis for his multi-year odyssey to unravel the
rest of the story, including his aunt's three decades in a psychiatric
institution. Using a slide presentation, Luxenberg brings the audience
along on the journey he took to write his award-winning book, “Annie’s
Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret.â He travels through burial records,
birth certificates, hospital records, immigration documents and wartime
records, and assembles them into a coherent paper trail. A result was a
significantly changed understanding of his family history and societal
stigma regarding mental health.

Guests are welcome. This program is relevant to all faiths.

Mr. Luxenberg will also be available for a book signing.

See our website for additional information and driving directions:
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw

Contact: Marlene Bishow (301) 330 3882 (MLBishow@comcast.net).

Alan Leavitt
Publicity Chair
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Tjemishow? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Philip Trauring wrote:

I have a file that lists two different birth places for the same
person. The first location is Lancut, which I know. The second
is Tjemishow, which I'm not familiar with - does anyone know
what town this might be referring to? I tried searching on
JewishGen's Community Search, but I couldn't find it.

------

Philip,

The place that you are searching for is Temeszow [teh meh shoof]
at 4924 2214. The town was part of the Brzozow district, and is
located in fairly close proximity of large Jewish shtetls: Dynow,
Brzozow, Sanok and Tyrawa Woloska. I could not located any
references to Jewish life in Temeszow beside the information that
in 1900 amongst the total number of 535 residents were also 13
Jews.

Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor