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CAHN, Worms, Germany > Sidney, Australia #general

Reuven Mohr
 

Just came across this distant, but new connection:
Leo CAHN, born 1854, probably in Worms, Germany, got married 1895 in Sidney,
Australia, to Lucinda. His parents were Jacob CAHN, born 19 Mar 1806 in Worms and
Josephine GOLDSCHMIDT, born 24 Apr 1810 in Frankenthal. I would be interested in
any information about this Australian line.

In addition, Josephine GOLDSCHMIDT (she was a sister of my gggrandmother) had lots
of siblings, all born in early 19th cent. in Frankenthal, Palatinate, with unknown
fate. Now Australia looks like a possible place of emigration, which I never
checked till now.

Pessach sameach,

Reuven Mohr, Israel
reuven.mohr@...

researching: WEIL, Ellerstadt > Frankenthal > New Haven, CT;
GOLDSCHMIDT / GOLDSMITH, Frankenthal > ?;


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CAHN, Worms, Germany > Sidney, Australia #general

Reuven Mohr
 

Just came across this distant, but new connection:
Leo CAHN, born 1854, probably in Worms, Germany, got married 1895 in Sidney,
Australia, to Lucinda. His parents were Jacob CAHN, born 19 Mar 1806 in Worms and
Josephine GOLDSCHMIDT, born 24 Apr 1810 in Frankenthal. I would be interested in
any information about this Australian line.

In addition, Josephine GOLDSCHMIDT (she was a sister of my gggrandmother) had lots
of siblings, all born in early 19th cent. in Frankenthal, Palatinate, with unknown
fate. Now Australia looks like a possible place of emigration, which I never
checked till now.

Pessach sameach,

Reuven Mohr, Israel
reuven.mohr@...

researching: WEIL, Ellerstadt > Frankenthal > New Haven, CT;
GOLDSCHMIDT / GOLDSMITH, Frankenthal > ?;


Schwab family letters #general

Daniel Schwab <daniel.schwab@...>
 

If anyone is willing to volunteer to translate Holocaust era letters >from German to
English I would be most grateful.

I recently found over 2,500 letters that my grand father Rudolph (Ralph) Erwin
Alexander SCHWAB >from Hanau Germany left behind following his death.

These letters contain the details of his family's entrapment in Germany during the
1930's, death and destruction during the Holocaust and his attempt to piece
together his life following the war.

Most of these letters are however in German and I am now on an "impossible mission"
to translate these letters into English and hopefully publish them. Yad Vashem has
already agreed to archive them however they do not have the resources to translate
them. I have scanned copies.

Sincerely,

Daniel Schwab, Jerusalem Israel daniel.schwab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Schwab family letters #general

Daniel Schwab <daniel.schwab@...>
 

If anyone is willing to volunteer to translate Holocaust era letters >from German to
English I would be most grateful.

I recently found over 2,500 letters that my grand father Rudolph (Ralph) Erwin
Alexander SCHWAB >from Hanau Germany left behind following his death.

These letters contain the details of his family's entrapment in Germany during the
1930's, death and destruction during the Holocaust and his attempt to piece
together his life following the war.

Most of these letters are however in German and I am now on an "impossible mission"
to translate these letters into English and hopefully publish them. Yad Vashem has
already agreed to archive them however they do not have the resources to translate
them. I have scanned copies.

Sincerely,

Daniel Schwab, Jerusalem Israel daniel.schwab@...


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #general

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westjedische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


researcher in DC #general

Vicki Vigil <idiggen@...>
 

Is there anyone who can do a look-up for me at USCIS in the next few weeks?

I am looking for alien registration records for my paternal grandfather
(Frank/Vincent Blum/Bloom). I do not have his file number.

Vicki Blum Vigil
Cleveland OH
idiggen@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #general

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westjedische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen researcher in DC #general

Vicki Vigil <idiggen@...>
 

Is there anyone who can do a look-up for me at USCIS in the next few weeks?

I am looking for alien registration records for my paternal grandfather
(Frank/Vincent Blum/Bloom). I do not have his file number.

Vicki Blum Vigil
Cleveland OH
idiggen@...


Kovel Yizkor book (re-sending with URL) #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

I am happy to say that a second chapter, translated to English, has been
added to the Kovel Yizkor book. Written by a Josef Aricha, who lived in
Kovel as a teenager >from 1919 to 1923 before leaving for Israel, it is
called "Sketches of Sights and Characters" and is expecially colorful in its
description of places and people.

It can be found here: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov047.html

For researchers who have ancestors >from Kovel, here are the individuals
named in the chapter:

from the Hebrew gymnnazium: Asher Frankfort (the founder) and teachers Z.
Ariel, Yaacov Nataneli, Joseph Avrekh, Feinstein, Ben-Shem and Hazan.

The hat-maker Kapolshnick.

Lucia Hodorov, later known as Eliezer Hadrav.

Brandes, captain of the firefighters.

Klara Davidovna

Members of Kadima, the sports organization of the Hebrew gymnazium:

Uri Alpert, Moshe Aricha, Shlomo Cantor, Yitzhak Finklestein, Shmuel Vikus,
Flanzman, Ehrlich, Meir Segal, Yoelik Doolgn, Ben-Zion Soinyuch, Levenberg,
Benyamin Kaminskim Avraham Waldman, Shmuel Goz, Yaakov Beck, Izik Zaftan,
Yaacov Segal, Baruch Toib and Benyamin Mekaveh.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kovel Yizkor book (re-sending with URL) #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

I am happy to say that a second chapter, translated to English, has been
added to the Kovel Yizkor book. Written by a Josef Aricha, who lived in
Kovel as a teenager >from 1919 to 1923 before leaving for Israel, it is
called "Sketches of Sights and Characters" and is expecially colorful in its
description of places and people.

It can be found here: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov047.html

For researchers who have ancestors >from Kovel, here are the individuals
named in the chapter:

from the Hebrew gymnnazium: Asher Frankfort (the founder) and teachers Z.
Ariel, Yaacov Nataneli, Joseph Avrekh, Feinstein, Ben-Shem and Hazan.

The hat-maker Kapolshnick.

Lucia Hodorov, later known as Eliezer Hadrav.

Brandes, captain of the firefighters.

Klara Davidovna

Members of Kadima, the sports organization of the Hebrew gymnazium:

Uri Alpert, Moshe Aricha, Shlomo Cantor, Yitzhak Finklestein, Shmuel Vikus,
Flanzman, Ehrlich, Meir Segal, Yoelik Doolgn, Ben-Zion Soinyuch, Levenberg,
Benyamin Kaminskim Avraham Waldman, Shmuel Goz, Yaakov Beck, Izik Zaftan,
Yaacov Segal, Baruch Toib and Benyamin Mekaveh.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.


Wire Transfers to Ukraine for Records? #ukraine

osborn@...
 

Hello---

I am again reaching out to those of you with greater experience
than me, as you have been so very helpful with my past
group enquiries.

I received an email reply to a record request I made by
email four months ago regarding a HORN family member >from Rohatyn
(formerly, Galicia).

The reply >from the State Archives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine,
requested that I first wire transfer $35 US and they
would then send me copies of the records they have found.

I am wondering if anyone out there has sent funds by wire
to these archives with safety and success?

Thanks for any and all help, comments, and suggestions!

Regards,

Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn
(formerly, Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolska
(Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), and
BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Wire Transfers to Ukraine for Records? #ukraine

osborn@...
 

Hello---

I am again reaching out to those of you with greater experience
than me, as you have been so very helpful with my past
group enquiries.

I received an email reply to a record request I made by
email four months ago regarding a HORN family member >from Rohatyn
(formerly, Galicia).

The reply >from the State Archives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine,
requested that I first wire transfer $35 US and they
would then send me copies of the records they have found.

I am wondering if anyone out there has sent funds by wire
to these archives with safety and success?

Thanks for any and all help, comments, and suggestions!

Regards,

Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn
(formerly, Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolska
(Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), and
BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and
FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy


Translation request - Marriage Certificate in German #austria-czech

Stephen Brown
 

Dear Fellow Members

I have posted on Viewmate two images.

They are the two sides of the Marraiage Certificate of my
great-grandparents, Abraham Laib BRICKMAN and Amalie BECKER. They were
married in 1876 in what was then Danzig. The certificate is a printed
pro-forma in German "Gothic" Characters with the personal details
handwritten in beautiful, neat (but unfortunately not understood by
me), German script.

I would be very grateful if a fellow member would be kind enough to
offer me a full translation of the document. It is displayed on
Viewmate as VM 14985=A0 and VM 14988.

With best wishes for Pesach

Stephen Brown
Membership No 342258
Manchester UK
smbrown65@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Translation request - Marriage Certificate in German #austria-czech

Stephen Brown
 

Dear Fellow Members

I have posted on Viewmate two images.

They are the two sides of the Marraiage Certificate of my
great-grandparents, Abraham Laib BRICKMAN and Amalie BECKER. They were
married in 1876 in what was then Danzig. The certificate is a printed
pro-forma in German "Gothic" Characters with the personal details
handwritten in beautiful, neat (but unfortunately not understood by
me), German script.

I would be very grateful if a fellow member would be kind enough to
offer me a full translation of the document. It is displayed on
Viewmate as VM 14985=A0 and VM 14988.

With best wishes for Pesach

Stephen Brown
Membership No 342258
Manchester UK
smbrown65@...


Marriage Restrictions and Dolni Mesto Hermann family #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

In response to Ron Hermann's message, the
marriage restrictions definitely make the records
in Dolni Mesto and Lipnice very complicated,
especially when the Jewish population was
probably only a few interrelated families
However, I can assure Ron and that Lazar Hermann
and Lazar Bondy are not the same person. Lazar
Bondy was my great grandfather. He was the
illegitimate son of Simon Bondy (born 1805) and
Sara Sinek. Simon was not a first born son and
therefore not eligible to marry under
the Familianten Laws. Lazar Sinek (Bondy) was
born in Votice in1833. the family later moved to
Dolni Mesto, possibly taking over the store of
another Lazar Bondy who died in the cholera
epidemic of 1866. (Dolni Mesto town
register). Lazar used the name Bondy while
living in Bohemia, but had to legally change the
name >from Sinek to Bondy in 1905 when he was
officially permitted to take residence in Vienna
. A long entry on this matter surrounds the IKG
record of my grandfather's birth, Feb. 25, 1874.

The Bondy family has numerous members in Dolni
Mesto, Lipnice, Humpolec and other surrounding
communities. They were all probably relatives of
Marie Bondy, grandmother of Gustav Mahler.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA, USA
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna; FLUSS
Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic; SYNEK (SINEK) - Mlada Vozice, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic;
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


Help Request -- Transcribing short German (Handwritten) words #austria-czech

haases@...
 

Dear Genners,

I would truly be grateful for help in transcribing into readable font, some
short German handwritten words that I have "saved" >from a handful of
documents. There really aren't "that many of them", but since they came
from several separate documents, it would have taken too much
uploading/downloading time to use Viewmate. I speak German so there is no
need for any translation. I just don't know how to decipher the 19th
century handwriting used in Austro-Hungarian documents. As a "next step", I
would propose to send an e-mail to whoever is kind enough to volunteer.
This e-mail would have the small saved "snippets" inserted into the body of
the e-mail, and the responder could just click on "reply" and respond right
in the body of the e-mail.

Please respond privately (haases@...).

Thanks and Chag Sameach

Peter Haas--Northern California


IAJGS 2010 Conference Update! #austria-czech

JGSLA2010 Info
 

The IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is less then
four months away and JGSLA conference planners are working round the
clock to design a spectacular program for you. In a week's time we
will announce the full schedule, so check our website for updated
information -- or subscribe to our newsletter at:
http://www.jgsla2010.com. The conference will take place >from July
11-16 (early bird options beginning July 9) at the JW Marriott at
L.A. Live in the new entertainment and cultural district of downtown
Los Angeles.

Here are a few sneak previews:

We're honored to announce that University of Massachusetts Boston
Professor Vincent Cannato will give the Lucille Gudis Memorial Lecture
this year, discussing his new book: "American Passage: The History of
Ellis Island," the first full history of America's landmark port of
entry, >from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.
"American Passage" captures a time and place unparalleled in American
immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet
accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social
reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle.

In our age of advanced computer technology and instant electronic
mail, the picture postcard is a charming vestige of the past. Created
in 1869, this innovation afforded the opportunity to send mail
inexpensively, and European and American Jews participated fully in
the "Postcard Craze". The custom of sending a New Year's message is
documented as early as the fourteenth century when the Maharil, Rabbi
Jacob of Moellin (1360?-1427), recommended that during the month of
Elul one should include wishes for a good year in all written
correspondence. This custom spread widely throughout the Ashkenazic
world. Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Shalom Sabar will
elaborate on this phenomena in his lecture: "Between Germany and
Poland -- Jewish Life and Rituals on Late 19th to Early 20th century
Illustrated Jewish Postcards." Jewish postcards offer the past and
present spectator with rare and almost immediate documentation of
important events in the life of the Jewish people: the early Zionist
congresses, the building of new settlements and towns in Eretz Israel,
the emigration >from Europe and arrival in the New World. As such,
Jewish picture postcards are a fascinating visual resource for the
study of Jewish history and the lives of our ancestors.

Sabar will also discuss, "The Sephardi Ketubbah Before and After the
Expulsion" (as a research tool for genealogy), and "Childbirth and
Magic -- Jewish Amulets and Popular Beliefs in the Pre-Modern Era" in
which he will explore Jewish mid-wifery customs.

No one can deny the influence of those Jewish pioneers who headed
west, not in search of gold, but in search of better weather for
filmmaking. The birth of the movie studios had far-reaching
repercussions years after the influx of those early silent filmmakers.
Discussing that topic will be author, Vincent Brook on: "Ost Meets
West: Immigrant Jewish Moguls, Emigre Jewish Directors, and the Rise
of Film Noir." The Hollywood film industry was founded largely by a
group of immigrant Ostjuden (Eastern European Jews), who ended up
heading most of the major American film studios. Another influx of
Westj=FCdische (German/Austrian Jewish) film directors were driven to
the U.S. by the Nazis in the 1930s, and a number of these men would
play a determining role in the rise of a dark crime genre later called
film noir. Brook will examine the ethnic origins of these filmmakers
and the part their different backgrounds played in their considerable
contributions to American cinema.

For another angle on Hollywood -- and on the fast (Jewish) crowd in
Roaring Twenties' Chicago -- popular genealogical speaker Robin
Seidenberg will entertain us with: "My Uncle, the Hollywood Producer:
A Spicy Tale," and "The Kissing Blonde," demonstrating research
techniques to unearth family scandals using historical newspapers and
good old fashioned detective work.

from the Jewish Genealogical Learning Center in Warsaw, Polish
experts Yale Reisner and Anna Przybyszewska-Droz will be covering the
following topics: "How to Do Genealogy Research in Poland -- And How
Not to: Potential and Pitfalls," "Grandma's Name Was Rosenberg: Am I
Jewish? Uniquely Jewish Surnames -- What They Prove, and What They
Don't," "The Lost Tribes of Poland: Apostasy, Intermarriage and Jewish
Genealogy in Poland" and "A Different Memory: Poles, Jews & What We
Think We Know About Them."

Need to think out-of-the-box when it comes to making research breakthroughs?

Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective" will analyze photographic
questions posed on JewishGen's Viewmate over the years, and will be
available for private consultations, while Ava (a.k.a. "Sherlock")
Cohn, whose ancestors hail >from Belarus, Romania, Ukraine and the
Austrian Empire, will show us how to mine clues purposely left for us
by our immigrant ancestors in their photographic portraits. TV news
producer and reporter, Leron Kornreich, will show you how to use
multi-media and reporting skills to document your family history with
: "Razzle Dazzle 'em: Using Technology to Present Your Family History
Research with Pizzazz," "Breaking News: A Reporter's Guide to
Genealogical Research," and "Using Video to Capture Roots & Shtetl
Travel."

With the success of the U.S. version of the TV show "Who Do You Think
You Are," more people are turning to Ancestry.com to learn more about
their family history, and their expert teachers will be offering a
full slate of classes on how to make the get the most our of those
resources. They'll also provide a free scanning service (by
appointment at the conference) for anyone who wants to bring their
photos and documents to be preserved digitally.

Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias will put on a "JewishGen LIVE at
L.A. LIVE" extravaganza to fill you in their latest databases and
searching capabilities, and our favorite one-stepper, Steve Morse,
will be giving a series of lectures on his popular website offerings,
with a special detour to present "DNA and the Animal Kingdom:
Evolution and Genealogy in the Natural World" with his daughter, Megan.

from the gold-rush to gunovim, geo-tagging to gazetteers, we'll be
spanning the globe to bring you experts, archivists, professors and
authors, who will bring genealogy to life and take you place you never
thought you could go with your research. Whether you are a
mind-mapper or Google geek, PC-pusher or Mac-Maven, Litvak,
Galitzianer or "somewhere in Russia" seeker, there's a place for you
at our conference! If you never attended a one before, make this the
year you take the plunge (into our genealogist-infested waters) and
join us.

Coming soon will be more information on hands-on classes, SIGs and
BOFs, films, breakfasts, and tours. Stay tuned!

(or check us out at: http://www.JGSLA2010.com)

See you in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Co-Chair
IAJGS 2010 Conference Los Angeles
info@...
http://www.jgsla2010.com


Wire Transfers to Ukraine for Records #ukraine

osborn@...
 

Hello---

I am again reaching out to those of you with greater experience
than me, as you have been so very helpful with my past
group enquiries.

I received an email reply to a record request I made by
email four months ago. The reply was >from the State
Archives in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, requesting that I
wire transfer $35 US in order to obtain copies of the records
they found.

I am wondering if anyone out there has sent funds by wire
to these srchives with safety and success?

Thanks for any and all help, comments, and suggestions!
Please reply privately

Regards,

Marla Raucher Osborn
Palo Alto, CA

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING >from Rohatyn
(formerly, Galicia); SILBER >from Ulanow and Sokolow Malapolska
(Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia (Moldova), and
BRUNSHTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and FABER >from Mohyliv Podilskyy
and Kamyanets Podilskyy


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Marriage Restrictions and Dolni Mesto Hermann family #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

In response to Ron Hermann's message, the
marriage restrictions definitely make the records
in Dolni Mesto and Lipnice very complicated,
especially when the Jewish population was
probably only a few interrelated families
However, I can assure Ron and that Lazar Hermann
and Lazar Bondy are not the same person. Lazar
Bondy was my great grandfather. He was the
illegitimate son of Simon Bondy (born 1805) and
Sara Sinek. Simon was not a first born son and
therefore not eligible to marry under
the Familianten Laws. Lazar Sinek (Bondy) was
born in Votice in1833. the family later moved to
Dolni Mesto, possibly taking over the store of
another Lazar Bondy who died in the cholera
epidemic of 1866. (Dolni Mesto town
register). Lazar used the name Bondy while
living in Bohemia, but had to legally change the
name >from Sinek to Bondy in 1905 when he was
officially permitted to take residence in Vienna
. A long entry on this matter surrounds the IKG
record of my grandfather's birth, Feb. 25, 1874.

The Bondy family has numerous members in Dolni
Mesto, Lipnice, Humpolec and other surrounding
communities. They were all probably relatives of
Marie Bondy, grandmother of Gustav Mahler.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA, USA
BONDY - Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Vienna; FLUSS
Pribsylav & Polna, Czech Republic; SYNEK (SINEK) - Mlada Vozice, Czech Republic
THIEBEN- Rousinov/Rakovnik, Czech Republic;
KOHNER - Vseruby, Czech Republic/Budapest/Vienna
STIEDRY - Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Republic
ABELES - Luchovice, Czech Republic
ROUBITCHEK - Stasov?, Czech Republic


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Help Request -- Transcribing short German (Handwritten) words #austria-czech

haases@...
 

Dear Genners,

I would truly be grateful for help in transcribing into readable font, some
short German handwritten words that I have "saved" >from a handful of
documents. There really aren't "that many of them", but since they came
from several separate documents, it would have taken too much
uploading/downloading time to use Viewmate. I speak German so there is no
need for any translation. I just don't know how to decipher the 19th
century handwriting used in Austro-Hungarian documents. As a "next step", I
would propose to send an e-mail to whoever is kind enough to volunteer.
This e-mail would have the small saved "snippets" inserted into the body of
the e-mail, and the responder could just click on "reply" and respond right
in the body of the e-mail.

Please respond privately (haases@...).

Thanks and Chag Sameach

Peter Haas--Northern California