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JewishGen Records Updates - Bessarabia #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Updates to the Bessarabia Collection

JewishGen.org is pleased to announce two new additions to the Bessarabia
Collection.

The first database is "Moldovan Victims of Soviet Oppression 1941-1951."
The information in this database comes >from "Cartea Memoriei (Book of
Memory)" which details the Soviet oppression of its citizens of Moldova
from 1937-1991.
The book was developed by the National Museum of History of Moldova in
1999 >from sources in many archives and governmental offices throughout
Moldova. Of the more than 71,000 names listed in the book, 3,850 were
determined to be Jewish. The information on each person consists of
their name, town, birth year, family members and reason for expulsion.
The reason for expulsion also often tells where they were sent to
serve their sentence. While the books spans many decades, most of the
oppression actually occurred between 1941-1951. To learn more about
this database, please visit:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/MoldovanVictimsSovietOppression1941-1951.html
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/yxdhcm45 ]

The second database is "Surviving Jews in Bessarabia after WWII." This
database contains a list of Jews who survived the Holocaust and
returned to villages in Bessarabia. The information was constructed
in February 1946 by the Bessarabian Foundation of American Jews and
its affiliated organizations. It was intended to be the first in a
series of lists but no additional ones have been found. A total of
1782 names are found in this database and the information on them
consists of their names, town and sometimes address, age, occupation
and information on other family members. To learn more about this
database, please visit:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/bessarabiasurvivors.html

Special thank you to JewishGen Volunteer Terry Lasky (Ruidoso, New
Mexico, USA) for coordinating this project, and for making this
information accessible to the broader Jewish Genealogical community.

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org
siegel.nancy99@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Records Updates - Bessarabia #general

Nancy Siegel
 

Updates to the Bessarabia Collection

JewishGen.org is pleased to announce two new additions to the Bessarabia
Collection.

The first database is "Moldovan Victims of Soviet Oppression 1941-1951."
The information in this database comes >from "Cartea Memoriei (Book of
Memory)" which details the Soviet oppression of its citizens of Moldova
from 1937-1991.
The book was developed by the National Museum of History of Moldova in
1999 >from sources in many archives and governmental offices throughout
Moldova. Of the more than 71,000 names listed in the book, 3,850 were
determined to be Jewish. The information on each person consists of
their name, town, birth year, family members and reason for expulsion.
The reason for expulsion also often tells where they were sent to
serve their sentence. While the books spans many decades, most of the
oppression actually occurred between 1941-1951. To learn more about
this database, please visit:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/MoldovanVictimsSovietOppression1941-1951.html
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/yxdhcm45 ]

The second database is "Surviving Jews in Bessarabia after WWII." This
database contains a list of Jews who survived the Holocaust and
returned to villages in Bessarabia. The information was constructed
in February 1946 by the Bessarabian Foundation of American Jews and
its affiliated organizations. It was intended to be the first in a
series of lists but no additional ones have been found. A total of
1782 names are found in this database and the information on them
consists of their names, town and sometimes address, age, occupation
and information on other family members. To learn more about this
database, please visit:

https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/bessarabiasurvivors.html

Special thank you to JewishGen Volunteer Terry Lasky (Ruidoso, New
Mexico, USA) for coordinating this project, and for making this
information accessible to the broader Jewish Genealogical community.

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org
siegel.nancy99@...


Re: Suggestions/help regarding BELL (BELINKY) family in Chicago #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Trudy asked about "Ben BELL was born March 5, 1880 in Russia...
naturalized May 4, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois as Boroch Belinky...The
naturalization
says...arrival July 16, 1908 **No** port name. The 1920 Chicago
census says Ben, his wife Ida J., and son were born in Russia. The
other children were born in Illinois. This Ida died in 1923 in
Chicago.In 1925 Ben
married Ida B."

Question 1 - Did Ben immigrate with his wife and son? My guess yes
....I agree as the 1920 census says they both came >from Balkowitz,
Russia and that is substantiated by Ben's 1942 draft, claiming birth
in Borkowitz, Russia.

Question 2 - Where can I find an immigration record for Ben, wife Ida
J and son Robert?
...... Unfortunately there is no one database for manifests; you need
to try Ellis Island (use stevemorse.org) for New York, and the St
Albans list (>from Canada) and other ports (via Ancestry or
FamilySearch). I noticed a good possibility in NY, of Baruch, Chaja
and Ruwan coming in 1908 >from Parkovitz in Vitebsk (that is Belarus
today); still, looks promising. and Ruwan has a 1939 naturalization
notation which you could follow up and the closest person in the "old
country" is Schaje Belenky

Question 3 - where can I find a marriage record for Ben and Ida J.? I
believe they married in Russia before coming to America.
.....first you need to find the town of Borkowitz or Balkowitz. I
began with the JewishGen Community Pages;
I saw two possibilities (using the soundex and asking for towns in the
Russian Empire): One choice is Varkovychi, Ukraine, 5028/2558...200
miles W of Kyyiv...because the pronounciation in different languages
matches Borkowitz...especially Yiddish Varkovitchi. Then, considering
the manifest mentioned the town Parkovici
in Belarus, I used the JewishGen Gazetteer to find towns matching the
name near Vitebsk and found Borkovichi populated place 5540/2820,
which looks like a better bet....I would begin with the JGFF and add
your surname and town to this database, and look for others
researching the same surname in the area. When you search look for
Belinky (search in todays Belarus and use the soundex, as this surname
has morphed)

Question 4 - where can I find birth and immigration information on Robert?
...first step is to check what records exist for Borkovichi; go to
rtrfoundation.org (again, use the soundex); JRI-P doesnt seem to
have any records for this town. There is no Kehilalinks for the town.
You might try Google, and certainly try the Belarus Country Database
on JewishGen and the Belarus SIG. Perhaps you'll have more luck
researching the nearby town of Volyntsy 6.2 miles WNW of Borkovichi,
which has a community page on JewishGen.

hope this helps
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Suggestions/help regarding BELL (BELINKY) family in Chicago #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Trudy asked about "Ben BELL was born March 5, 1880 in Russia...
naturalized May 4, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois as Boroch Belinky...The
naturalization
says...arrival July 16, 1908 **No** port name. The 1920 Chicago
census says Ben, his wife Ida J., and son were born in Russia. The
other children were born in Illinois. This Ida died in 1923 in
Chicago.In 1925 Ben
married Ida B."

Question 1 - Did Ben immigrate with his wife and son? My guess yes
....I agree as the 1920 census says they both came >from Balkowitz,
Russia and that is substantiated by Ben's 1942 draft, claiming birth
in Borkowitz, Russia.

Question 2 - Where can I find an immigration record for Ben, wife Ida
J and son Robert?
...... Unfortunately there is no one database for manifests; you need
to try Ellis Island (use stevemorse.org) for New York, and the St
Albans list (>from Canada) and other ports (via Ancestry or
FamilySearch). I noticed a good possibility in NY, of Baruch, Chaja
and Ruwan coming in 1908 >from Parkovitz in Vitebsk (that is Belarus
today); still, looks promising. and Ruwan has a 1939 naturalization
notation which you could follow up and the closest person in the "old
country" is Schaje Belenky

Question 3 - where can I find a marriage record for Ben and Ida J.? I
believe they married in Russia before coming to America.
.....first you need to find the town of Borkowitz or Balkowitz. I
began with the JewishGen Community Pages;
I saw two possibilities (using the soundex and asking for towns in the
Russian Empire): One choice is Varkovychi, Ukraine, 5028/2558...200
miles W of Kyyiv...because the pronounciation in different languages
matches Borkowitz...especially Yiddish Varkovitchi. Then, considering
the manifest mentioned the town Parkovici
in Belarus, I used the JewishGen Gazetteer to find towns matching the
name near Vitebsk and found Borkovichi populated place 5540/2820,
which looks like a better bet....I would begin with the JGFF and add
your surname and town to this database, and look for others
researching the same surname in the area. When you search look for
Belinky (search in todays Belarus and use the soundex, as this surname
has morphed)

Question 4 - where can I find birth and immigration information on Robert?
...first step is to check what records exist for Borkovichi; go to
rtrfoundation.org (again, use the soundex); JRI-P doesnt seem to
have any records for this town. There is no Kehilalinks for the town.
You might try Google, and certainly try the Belarus Country Database
on JewishGen and the Belarus SIG. Perhaps you'll have more luck
researching the nearby town of Volyntsy 6.2 miles WNW of Borkovichi,
which has a community page on JewishGen.

hope this helps
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: https://KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


ViewMate #73362 Do you recognize this item? #general

Roy Ogus
 

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=73362

My wife inherited the pin/brooch shown in the above ViewMate image >from her
grandmother. Does anyone recognize the design of the item or knows what the
lettering may stand for?

We thought that these may be a person's initials, but these are not the
correct initials for the grandmother. We wondered if the letters may possibly
stand for the name of some society or similar organization.

Thanks for any feedback.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either within ViewMate or directly to Roy via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate #73362 Do you recognize this item? #general

Roy Ogus
 

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=73362

My wife inherited the pin/brooch shown in the above ViewMate image >from her
grandmother. Does anyone recognize the design of the item or knows what the
lettering may stand for?

We thought that these may be a person's initials, but these are not the
correct initials for the grandmother. We wondered if the letters may possibly
stand for the name of some society or similar organization.

Thanks for any feedback.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either within ViewMate or directly to Roy via email.


Fold3 Offers Free Access to their Entire Record Collection #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fold3, part of the Ancestry family of companies, announced free access to
all 530 million records in their collection through May 28 at 11:50 PM ET.
After the free access period ends you will only be able to view the records
in the featured collections using a paid Fold3 membership.

You are required to register with your name and password if you wish to save
or print your research. No credit card information is required. You can
search without registering. You can browse the collection broken down by
conflict >from the Revolutionary War to recent wars, international and
non-military records.

To access the records go to: Go to: https://go.fold3.com/freeaccess You
will be prompted to register when you try to save or print.

There is an icon with tools on the right of the name of the person you
entered into the search bar. Clicking on the tools icon lets you print,
share or add to the memorial. Fold3 has different memorials accessible on
the ribbon up top next to search and browse.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 and am sharing this information solely for
the reader's edification.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fold3 Offers Free Access to their Entire Record Collection #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fold3, part of the Ancestry family of companies, announced free access to
all 530 million records in their collection through May 28 at 11:50 PM ET.
After the free access period ends you will only be able to view the records
in the featured collections using a paid Fold3 membership.

You are required to register with your name and password if you wish to save
or print your research. No credit card information is required. You can
search without registering. You can browse the collection broken down by
conflict >from the Revolutionary War to recent wars, international and
non-military records.

To access the records go to: Go to: https://go.fold3.com/freeaccess You
will be prompted to register when you try to save or print.

There is an icon with tools on the right of the name of the person you
entered into the search bar. Clicking on the tools icon lets you print,
share or add to the memorial. Fold3 has different memorials accessible on
the ribbon up top next to search and browse.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 and am sharing this information solely for
the reader's edification.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Rabbi David of Novarodok-Family name ? and descendants? #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Researching the family name of a Rabbi David (son of R' Moshe of Kletzk) who
was the Rabbi of Novarodok during the 18th century who authored a book
"Galya Mesechet".

I would like to make contact with his descendants to clarify possible cousin
hood.. One daughter married RABINOWITZ who published Rw David's above book. A
son (Meyer?) married a daughter of HURWITZ (>from Minsk?) and he adopted the
HURWITZ family name.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi David of Novarodok-Family name ? and descendants? #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Researching the family name of a Rabbi David (son of R' Moshe of Kletzk) who
was the Rabbi of Novarodok during the 18th century who authored a book
"Galya Mesechet".

I would like to make contact with his descendants to clarify possible cousin
hood.. One daughter married RABINOWITZ who published Rw David's above book. A
son (Meyer?) married a daughter of HURWITZ (>from Minsk?) and he adopted the
HURWITZ family name.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


ViewMate: Hebrew translation of two gravestones #general

Mark Goldstein
 

Hello to all,

I've posted one picture showing two gravestones (a husband and wife) of the
SHERMAN family. I would very much appreciate the translation >from the Hebrew.
These images can be found on Viewmate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73383

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

I am most grateful for any assistance that is provided.

Mark Goldstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Hebrew translation of two gravestones #general

Mark Goldstein
 

Hello to all,

I've posted one picture showing two gravestones (a husband and wife) of the
SHERMAN family. I would very much appreciate the translation >from the Hebrew.
These images can be found on Viewmate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73383

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

I am most grateful for any assistance that is provided.

Mark Goldstein


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #galicia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Need Help with Unknown Towns in Galicia #galicia

Claudia Bullock <cbulloc8@...>
 

My grandfather, Morris Newman, indicated on his Connecticut
Naturalization papers that he was born in Satin, Austria, and that his last
place of residence before immigrating to the U.S. was Frassin, Austria.
(Actually, the document clearly says 'Satin', but for some reason, the
Ancestry record lists it as 'Stain.') He also says on his World War I draft
registration that he was born in Saiten, Galicia, Austria.

Now, my grandfather was the oldest of 4 brothers, and his younger
brothers are all known to have been born in Czortkow. What is puzzling
is that there doesn't seem to be any town called Saiten, or Satin, or
Stain. So, I am looking for advice on what town this could possibly be,
as I would really like to be able to identify the town of my grandfather's
birth.

Thanks,

Claudia (Cohn) Bullock


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #galicia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Need Help with Unknown Towns in Galicia #galicia

Claudia Bullock <cbulloc8@...>
 

My grandfather, Morris Newman, indicated on his Connecticut
Naturalization papers that he was born in Satin, Austria, and that his last
place of residence before immigrating to the U.S. was Frassin, Austria.
(Actually, the document clearly says 'Satin', but for some reason, the
Ancestry record lists it as 'Stain.') He also says on his World War I draft
registration that he was born in Saiten, Galicia, Austria.

Now, my grandfather was the oldest of 4 brothers, and his younger
brothers are all known to have been born in Czortkow. What is puzzling
is that there doesn't seem to be any town called Saiten, or Satin, or
Stain. So, I am looking for advice on what town this could possibly be,
as I would really like to be able to identify the town of my grandfather's
birth.

Thanks,

Claudia (Cohn) Bullock


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #subcarpathia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #subcarpathia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #ukraine

bounce-3688907-772980@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Correction to link (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yesterday, I posted about the new European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative new
website and I guess the link >from the earlier posting about My Heritage did
not clear and spell check did not pick it up, and it was included rather
than the correct ESJF website link. That link is
https://www.esjf-surveys.org/ The ESJF has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. This is a
work in progress-not all cemeteries in all countries are yet completed. The
article will explain which are done and which are in progress.

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. To read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Thank you to Amy Wachs, JGS Cleveland for pointing out the error

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee