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Meaning of "Ish" #galicia

Carol Tannenbaum <caroltannenbaum75@...>
 

Dear Group,

I am researching my husband's family, Tennenbaum and Horowitz, from
Sokolowka (Sokolivka) / Labacz, Galicia.

An elder cousin of the Horowitz family born in Sokolivka consistently used
the prefix Ish when discussing her Horowitz family as well as previous
Horowitz generations, as in Menachem Mendel Ish Horowitz. Does anyone
know what Ish refers to, and why that designation? I know there is also a
distinguished rabbinical Horowitz family, however there is no family
tradition the rabbinical family is related. I have not been able to find the
usage of Ish anywhere. I hope someone can help solve this puzzle.

Many thanks,

Carol Tannenbaum
caroltannenbaum75@gmail.com


Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #galicia

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November 27,
2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference on
Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.

2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.

3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both inspires
and enhances our genealogical explorations.

4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.

5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.

6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@iajgs2020.org or program@iajgs2020.org for
answers to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director
IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Meaning of "Ish" #galicia

Carol Tannenbaum <caroltannenbaum75@...>
 

Dear Group,

I am researching my husband's family, Tennenbaum and Horowitz, from
Sokolowka (Sokolivka) / Labacz, Galicia.

An elder cousin of the Horowitz family born in Sokolivka consistently used
the prefix Ish when discussing her Horowitz family as well as previous
Horowitz generations, as in Menachem Mendel Ish Horowitz. Does anyone
know what Ish refers to, and why that designation? I know there is also a
distinguished rabbinical Horowitz family, however there is no family
tradition the rabbinical family is related. I have not been able to find the
usage of Ish anywhere. I hope someone can help solve this puzzle.

Many thanks,

Carol Tannenbaum
caroltannenbaum75@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #galicia

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November 27,
2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference on
Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.

2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.

3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both inspires
and enhances our genealogical explorations.

4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.

5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.

6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@iajgs2020.org or program@iajgs2020.org for
answers to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director
IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Hit a brick wall #bessarabia

Leah Kushner
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I have hit a brick wall. I will be going to Edinitz next April 2020.
Below is a list of my family >from Edinitz. They initially immigrated
to Montreal, Canada in 1904? and 1907. (GGF might have come earlier).
I have found the immigration paperwork to the United States, US
census, death certificates. I have NOT been able to find any
immigration paperwork to Canada, any documents >from Edinitz, ship
manifest. What documents are available in Moldova?

Family Info:

Last name spellings: Soiffer/Sopher/Sophir/Sapher

GGF-Philip Soiffer Yedinitz. DOB 1870? DOD 3 May 1942 Phila. PA
Immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada ?1904or 1907 Son of Israel and
?
GGM Freda Rosner (maiden name) Yedinitz DOB 1875?-28 Sept 1951 Phila
PA Daughter of Fred and Rachel Rosner Edinitz immigrated 1907
GF Nathan Sopher 25 Mar 1904 Edinitz
Gaunt Anna Sopher (Haria) 1901 Edinitz-
G Aunt E Rachel "ray" Sopher 1908 Montreal Canada
G Uncle Israel "Izzy" Sophir 1909 Montreal Canada
G Aunt Sophie Sopher Lovinger 1914 Montreal Canada

GG Uncle Mat Rosner born in Edinitz-immigrated to Montreal Quebec
Canada. His name was a witness on the birth of Rachel Sopher and
Israel Sophir

Immigration to the United States in 1925.

Warmly,
Leah Kushner


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Hit a brick wall #bessarabia

Leah Kushner
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I have hit a brick wall. I will be going to Edinitz next April 2020.
Below is a list of my family >from Edinitz. They initially immigrated
to Montreal, Canada in 1904? and 1907. (GGF might have come earlier).
I have found the immigration paperwork to the United States, US
census, death certificates. I have NOT been able to find any
immigration paperwork to Canada, any documents >from Edinitz, ship
manifest. What documents are available in Moldova?

Family Info:

Last name spellings: Soiffer/Sopher/Sophir/Sapher

GGF-Philip Soiffer Yedinitz. DOB 1870? DOD 3 May 1942 Phila. PA
Immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada ?1904or 1907 Son of Israel and
?
GGM Freda Rosner (maiden name) Yedinitz DOB 1875?-28 Sept 1951 Phila
PA Daughter of Fred and Rachel Rosner Edinitz immigrated 1907
GF Nathan Sopher 25 Mar 1904 Edinitz
Gaunt Anna Sopher (Haria) 1901 Edinitz-
G Aunt E Rachel "ray" Sopher 1908 Montreal Canada
G Uncle Israel "Izzy" Sophir 1909 Montreal Canada
G Aunt Sophie Sopher Lovinger 1914 Montreal Canada

GG Uncle Mat Rosner born in Edinitz-immigrated to Montreal Quebec
Canada. His name was a witness on the birth of Rachel Sopher and
Israel Sophir

Immigration to the United States in 1925.

Warmly,
Leah Kushner


Jews in Cuba during WWII

Esther
 

Does anybody have any information about Shomer Hadati in Cuba during WWII?
Hadassa was born in Cuba during the War, but her family moved to the States in 1946...
Her name is now Hadassah Goldberg and she is maried to Moishe 
Goldberg.

 

He was formerly fromBrighton Beach, Brooklyn NY and now lives in Israel.


A Thank You and Some Further Inquiries

Amit N
 

Hello all,

Thank you very much for your incredible help with my inquiry about
DEUTSCH Antal, b. in Ujpest on 1958, and married LICHTENSTEIN Roza.
With your help I learned a lot about his family and children.
In addition, I would like to try and locate his death notice/obituary.
He apparently died on May 6th, 1905, according to one death record. I
am also looking for the death notice of LICHTENSTEIN Mor, his father
in law, who was born in 1838 and died in 1916. He was married to KLING
Julia.
Where can I find such documents? I have tried my best searching
hungaricana,hu, but with no luck. Is there another place to search
Hungarian newspapers?

Thank you very much once more,
Amit Naor
Israel


Re: Who has access to the LDS library? (I need a microfilm)

Hilary Henkin
 

Hi,
The poster of this request for microfilm scans seems to be aware of his situation.  There are no Family History Centers in Israel. and even back when they had microfilms (they don't lend those anymore, all the data is online), they didn't send them to Israel.

They stopped lending films a couple of years ago, once they had digitized their entire collection.  (Yes, their entire collection.)  Many/most images can be viewed from their website (familysearch.org), but some, depending on the original agreements with the records holders , only allow access from computers actually at an FHC.

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area


Original message:

Go to your library.  They should be able to request a loan of the film.  You would probably need to view it on the library 's microfilm reader on the library premises.


Re: Contact with Joshua Michael Swerling

Jeff at SG
 

Sorry for barging in but I've long been searching unsuccessfully for information about a Sara Swerling (25 Jun 1879 - 27 Mar 1968) taught English in Riga, married a Jacob Gelfand in Belarus and died in Philadelphia. So your mention of Swerling caught my eye. Please contact me.

Jeff Malka


Legacy Tree Article on National Archives in Iaşi Romania #romania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Source: https://ro.wikipedia.org

 

I have no affiliation with Legacy Tree and recognize they are promoting their services.  However, I thought the article on the Romanian National Archives in Iaşi would be of interest.

See:  https://www.legacytree.com/blog/genealogy-research-romania

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


Ancestry Debuts Searchable Online Obituary Collection #Commercial Genealogy Sites

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Ancestry announced the launch of their new Newspapers.com Obituary Collection and an upgrade to their U.S. Obituary Collection. The digital archive now has over 262 million worldwide obituaries and death announcements.

 

Obituaries are a key tools for genealogists as they provide family information if there is a biographical sketch and may include information on place of birth, marriage, occupation, family members, where they reside, where they are buried and more.

 

According to the blog post, the new searchable collection is available on Ancestry ( a subscription service) and the original obituary images are hosted on Newspapers.com ( a subscription service).  Subscribers with an Ancestry All Access or Newspapers.com Basic subscription have a 1-click option to view the full obituary on Newspapers.com. Some images may require a Publisher Extra subscription as certain newspapers require additional licenses to view their content.

 

Ancestry’s U.S. Subscription Collection has obituaries starting with 1930 to the present day. This collection is collected by Ancestry searching the Internet for posted obituaries and they extract details such as the name of the deceased, important dates, and location information which is then placed into a searchable database.

 

For more information including how to search for an obituary see:

https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2019/10/28/powered-by-cutting-edge-machine-learning-technology-ancestry-debuts-the-worlds-largest-searchable-online-obituary-collection-providing-members-with-even-more-details-about-the-ancest/

 

Note: In the United States many public libraries have subscriptions to Ancestry Library Edition. Also Family History Centers have subscriptions to the Ancestry Library Edition.  You need to check with your local library as to which commercial sites they may offer.

 

I only post about commercial sites when there is a major new addition or feature, not when they regularly add to their existing collections.

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry or any of its companies  and am posting this solely for the information of the readers.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Who has access to the LDS library? (I need a microfilm)

Sally Bruckheimer
 

There are no more microfilms. The LDS is digitizing everything, and, if the information has been digitized, it should be viewable at a local LDS library. If it hasn't been digitized yet, you have to wait.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

"Go to your library.  They should be able to request a loan of the film.  You would probably need to view it on the library 's microfilm reader on the library premises."
 


Re: Who has access to the LDS library? (I need a microfilm)

Barbara S. Weitz
 

You need to send them a message here: https://www.familysearch.org/help/    and tell them your problem and exactly what you need.  There are 2 in Cyprus.  Can you call them?


Re: Who has access to the LDS library? (I need a microfilm)

Robert Heuman
 

The closest LDS Family Center Libraries to Israel seem to be 3 in Cyprus
with limited hours.

On Mon, 28 Oct 2019 13:23:08 -0700, you wrote:

Where do you live?  In the US, there are LDS Family Center Libraries throughout the country and around the world too: https://www.familysearch.org/locations/

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Austrian citizenship

Moe Neuer
 

My paternal grandfather lived in Galicia and was a soldier for Austria in WW I, dying in Italy after being injured. His son, born 1907, moved to Canada from what was then Poland  c. 1930, and my family became Canadian citizens. Any idea if I can claim Austrian citizenship?

Moe Neuer


Call for Proposals - 2020 IAJGS Conference

Chuck Weinstein
 



The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A “Beginners” track for those who have never attended an IAJGS conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to Jewish genealogy.
2) A “DNA” track to help all of us become better acquainted with the immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A “Heritage” track to help provide cultural context that both inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A “Shoah” track specifically to honor the memory of those who were lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A “Military” track - With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few blocks from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both from the USA and the rest of the world.
6) A “Latin America” track – Recognizing San Diego’s proximity to Central and South America and the need to find and understand our relatives who live or lived south of the border.

Any other topic on genealogy will, of course, be considered.

Go to our web site at www.iajgs2020.org and click on the Speaker tab for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers to questions about the submittal.

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Chair, IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy 
chuck1@...


Re: Who has access to the LDS library? (I need a microfilm)

Barbara S. Weitz
 

Where do you live?  In the US, there are LDS Family Center Libraries throughout the country and around the world too: https://www.familysearch.org/locations/


Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Re: Contact with Joshua Michael Swerling

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Moishe,

A google search revealed that someone by that name started a tree on Geni in June of this year.  I contact him via Geni’s message center and copied your email.  

Good luck,

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson



On Oct 28, 2019, at 4:32 AM, moishe.miller@... wrote:

Dear Group,

Joshua Michael Swerling sent me an email via FamilyFinder regarding Ellen Landau of Ozorkaw. Neither I nor JewishGen could access that email. If anyone knows who this is, kindly have him contact me directly.

Thank you,

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY

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