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BANK family from Kovno Gubernia #lithuania

Igor Schein <igorschein@...>
 

My great-great-grandmother was Michel ben Yaakov BANK, >from Braslav.
He died in 1919 in Riga, Latvia. When his brother Max "Motel" came to
NYC in 1913, he listed his "brother" <unreadable> BANK as a going-to
relative.

I was able to determine that there was a Haskel BANK, also originally
from Braslav, who lived at that same address at that same time.
I was later informed that Haskel, whose father was Tzalel BANK
and who was reportedly related to various BANK families living in
Keidan, Lithuania, had 3 sisters in New Jersey. I've communicated
with a descendant of Reva Tollin, and I am aware of the family of
Sarah Ginsberg. I am having hard time tracking down the 3rd family.
I believe the 3rd sister, Mary, married Harry Yassen in 1908 in
Newark, NJ, but I wasn't able to find anything after 1908 on that
surname - perhaps it was badly misspelled in the marriage index..

I am also trying to figure out how exactly Haskel is related to my
family. If any of the above sounds familiar to you, or you have a
general interest in BANK families >from Kovno Gubernia, please contact
me directly - I've amassed a solid amount of genealogical data over
the years.

Best,

Igor Schein

Researching:

BANK@Braslav
KALEKI@Daugai
KORB@Salakas
PERGAMENT@Smorgon
RANDONISKI@Kalvarija


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania BANK family from Kovno Gubernia #lithuania

Igor Schein <igorschein@...>
 

My great-great-grandmother was Michel ben Yaakov BANK, >from Braslav.
He died in 1919 in Riga, Latvia. When his brother Max "Motel" came to
NYC in 1913, he listed his "brother" <unreadable> BANK as a going-to
relative.

I was able to determine that there was a Haskel BANK, also originally
from Braslav, who lived at that same address at that same time.
I was later informed that Haskel, whose father was Tzalel BANK
and who was reportedly related to various BANK families living in
Keidan, Lithuania, had 3 sisters in New Jersey. I've communicated
with a descendant of Reva Tollin, and I am aware of the family of
Sarah Ginsberg. I am having hard time tracking down the 3rd family.
I believe the 3rd sister, Mary, married Harry Yassen in 1908 in
Newark, NJ, but I wasn't able to find anything after 1908 on that
surname - perhaps it was badly misspelled in the marriage index..

I am also trying to figure out how exactly Haskel is related to my
family. If any of the above sounds familiar to you, or you have a
general interest in BANK families >from Kovno Gubernia, please contact
me directly - I've amassed a solid amount of genealogical data over
the years.

Best,

Igor Schein

Researching:

BANK@Braslav
KALEKI@Daugai
KORB@Salakas
PERGAMENT@Smorgon
RANDONISKI@Kalvarija


The December Issue of the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

We are delighted to announce the release of the December 2019 issue of
the "Galitzianer," the quarterly research journal of Gesher Galicia.

Spanning centuries, this issue is a smorgasbord of history, politics,
and family narratives--and it raises a host of interesting questions.
How will a new Polish regulation complicating access to records impact
Jewish genealogical research? What can we learn about the Jewish
community in Galicia >from the first Galician census? How
did universal male suffrage impact Jewish political representation
during the Habsburg Monarchy? How do you uncover your family's past
when the surviving relative doesn't want to talk about it? What should
you consider before interviewing a Holocaust survivor?

The December issue of the journal raises these and other questions
through the following articles:
- "Research Corner: Successes and Hurdles" by Mark Jacobson
- "The First Habsburg Census" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Jewish Deputies >from Galicia" by Borries Kuzmany
- "Looking for My Parents" by Reuven Liebes
- "My Grandmother's Kitchen" by Peter Bein
- "Map Corner: 1850 Cadastral Map of Gorlice" by Jay Osborn
- "Day with Murray" by Barbara Krasner
- "Membership News" by Shelley Kellerman Pollero

The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
anyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related themes. For
membership information, visit our website at
www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. For details on submitting an
article, review our submissions policy at
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions, or contact me at
submissions@geshergalicia.org.

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

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JRI Poland #Poland The December Issue of the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

We are delighted to announce the release of the December 2019 issue of
the "Galitzianer," the quarterly research journal of Gesher Galicia.

Spanning centuries, this issue is a smorgasbord of history, politics,
and family narratives--and it raises a host of interesting questions.
How will a new Polish regulation complicating access to records impact
Jewish genealogical research? What can we learn about the Jewish
community in Galicia >from the first Galician census? How
did universal male suffrage impact Jewish political representation
during the Habsburg Monarchy? How do you uncover your family's past
when the surviving relative doesn't want to talk about it? What should
you consider before interviewing a Holocaust survivor?

The December issue of the journal raises these and other questions
through the following articles:
- "Research Corner: Successes and Hurdles" by Mark Jacobson
- "The First Habsburg Census" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Jewish Deputies >from Galicia" by Borries Kuzmany
- "Looking for My Parents" by Reuven Liebes
- "My Grandmother's Kitchen" by Peter Bein
- "Map Corner: 1850 Cadastral Map of Gorlice" by Jay Osborn
- "Day with Murray" by Barbara Krasner
- "Membership News" by Shelley Kellerman Pollero

The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though
anyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related themes. For
membership information, visit our website at
www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. For details on submitting an
article, review our submissions policy at
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions, or contact me at
submissions@geshergalicia.org.

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

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Send all inquiries to submissions@geshergalicia.org.
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jews from nowy sacz #poland

דר' יורם רסלר <yrossler4@...>
 

In the website "Jews >from Nowy Sacz I found the following post:
Curious if anyone has seen this before or if this is available
digitized anywhere? Seems like it could be a valuable resource
potentially -

http://www.judaiki.judaistyka.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/wyszukiwarka?p_
p_id=56_INSTANCE_743dL7ulBm90&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mo
de=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&groupId=60889411&articl
eId=76350696&widok=ogloszenie&search_key=content_en_GB&search_value
=nowy%20sacz

I wonder if this is connected to the 1870 census?

Dr Yoram Roessler


JRI Poland #Poland jews from nowy sacz #poland

דר' יורם רסלר <yrossler4@...>
 

In the website "Jews >from Nowy Sacz I found the following post:
Curious if anyone has seen this before or if this is available
digitized anywhere? Seems like it could be a valuable resource
potentially -

http://www.judaiki.judaistyka.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/wyszukiwarka?p_
p_id=56_INSTANCE_743dL7ulBm90&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mo
de=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&groupId=60889411&articl
eId=76350696&widok=ogloszenie&search_key=content_en_GB&search_value
=nowy%20sacz

I wonder if this is connected to the 1870 census?

Dr Yoram Roessler


Re: viewmate request

Diane Jacobs
 

Could be Aron , Avnar or Avnas.
Hope this helps. Diane Jacobs



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Wendy Griswold <wendygris@...>
Date: 12/11/19 5:12 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] viewmate request

Hello, dear cousins,

I have posted an illegible signature on viewmate at
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76206

It comes from my aunt's marriage cert, 1928, New York.

The first signature is the groom, Joseph Goodman,
the second is the bride, Rose Blitz,
and the third is some indecipherable Blitz.
Can someone make it out?

A thousand thanks,

Wendy Griswold
Jupiter FL

seeking: Zurawno: Blitz, Pfeiffer/Fifer any spelling. Also in Buenos
Aires, Montevideo, and Israel
Nowy Sacz area: Wenzelberg (any spelling), Einhorn, Shifuldrem (any spelling)
Ekaterinoslaw (Dniepro) - Dwass, any spelling
--
Diane Jacobs


Great walking tour of Jewish London history

N. Summers
 



If anyone is in London for a visit, I highly recommend the walking tours of the Old Jewish Quarter with a gentleman named Stephen Burstin. My husband and I took a tour arranged by JW3 (see link below) which is a marvelous London Jewish Community Center. Our tour focused on just one section of London, but in that two hours we learned so much about the Jewish immigrants  from eastern Europe and Spain/Portugal, and walked through the streets where they lived, went to school, worked and worshipped. My husband and I were deeply moved. 



Nancy S.
Maryland, USA

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, ALPER, LYSS, LIFSCHITZ, LEAF, LUSMAN


Gesher Galicia Paid Members: Are you receiving our email? #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Dear Gesher Galicia Paid Members,

It has come to our attention that some paid members of Gesher Galicia
are not seeing our email messages -- such as acknowledgments of dues
payments and donations, renewal notices, and quarterly issues of The
Galitzianer. Donation acknowledgements are sent monthly.

In some cases, the messages have gone into members' spam, junk mail,
or archive folders, or, in the case of gmail addresses, into their "social"
or "promotions" folders. If you are a current dues-paying member of
Gesher Galicia and haven't heard >from us lately, please check those
locations for messages and make safe @geshergalicia.org addresses.

If you check and find that you have not received expected
correspondence >from Gesher Galicia, please contact
info@geshergalicia.org. We have your payment information. We will
follow up as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Shelley K. Pollero
Membership Chair, Gesher Galicia
membership@geshergalicia.org
https://www.geshergalicia.org


ways to research possible connections among surnames with strong commonalities #galicia

Maurice Mittelmark <maurice.mittelmark@...>
 

My family name is Mittelmark, and my research now takes me to this
question: what are ways to research possible connections among
surnames with strong commonalities?

In the document "Surnames in Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from
Galicia" (http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSGNames.htm), these are
all names with M I T T E L, in various combinations:

Mittel, Mittelbauer, Mitteldorf, Mittelmann, Mittelmark, Mittler

I have supposed that Mittelmark might be connected to an area of the
same name near Potsdam/Berlin, but I have no evidence of this.

Can anyone enlighten me on how to approach my question, stated again:
what are ways to research possible connections among surnames with
strong commonalities?

With thanks,

Maurice Mittelmark
Bergen, Norway


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia Paid Members: Are you receiving our email? #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero
 

Dear Gesher Galicia Paid Members,

It has come to our attention that some paid members of Gesher Galicia
are not seeing our email messages -- such as acknowledgments of dues
payments and donations, renewal notices, and quarterly issues of The
Galitzianer. Donation acknowledgements are sent monthly.

In some cases, the messages have gone into members' spam, junk mail,
or archive folders, or, in the case of gmail addresses, into their "social"
or "promotions" folders. If you are a current dues-paying member of
Gesher Galicia and haven't heard >from us lately, please check those
locations for messages and make safe @geshergalicia.org addresses.

If you check and find that you have not received expected
correspondence >from Gesher Galicia, please contact
info@geshergalicia.org. We have your payment information. We will
follow up as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Shelley K. Pollero
Membership Chair, Gesher Galicia
membership@geshergalicia.org
https://www.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ways to research possible connections among surnames with strong commonalities #galicia

Maurice Mittelmark <maurice.mittelmark@...>
 

My family name is Mittelmark, and my research now takes me to this
question: what are ways to research possible connections among
surnames with strong commonalities?

In the document "Surnames in Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from
Galicia" (http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSGNames.htm), these are
all names with M I T T E L, in various combinations:

Mittel, Mittelbauer, Mitteldorf, Mittelmann, Mittelmark, Mittler

I have supposed that Mittelmark might be connected to an area of the
same name near Potsdam/Berlin, but I have no evidence of this.

Can anyone enlighten me on how to approach my question, stated again:
what are ways to research possible connections among surnames with
strong commonalities?

With thanks,

Maurice Mittelmark
Bergen, Norway


Viewmate translation request - Sanok 1900 Census #galicia #poland

David Birnbaum
 

I have posted a page from a 1900 census of Sanok written in almost illegible Polish script. I would much appreciate help in understanding the exact profession mentioned as well as the address. 
The links are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76214
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76213
and http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76212

Many Thanks
David 


Re: Stolpersteine in Polish Silesia

xan madera
 

hi margaret ,
did you contact directly
anne thomas/stolpersteine ?

http://www.stolpersteine.eu/en/contacts/

4. Anne Thomas is responsible for the project outside of Germany. Please contact her (in English, French, German or Russian) if you would like a Stolperstein to be laid or you have any questions concerning the project:
Anne Thomas
E-mail: international(at)stolpersteine.eu

i would like to do make it too in the lodz ghetto ,but you need a permission from the local city.
anne thomas answered me that i have to get it.
best wishes
jan braunholz,frankfurt/m

searching:
BRAUNHOL(T)Z,BRAUNHOLC,BRANGOLC,
BRUNHAULT,BRUNOLD,
MORENO,MOREIJN
KROLL
GRUNDMANN
HETZER,HESS,HESSLEIN
MAHLER























Anne Thomas
E-mail: international(at)stolpersteine.eu


Re: Stolpersteine in Polish Silesia

David Lewin
 

Put   Stolpersteine Breslau into a Google search window and you will have lots of answers

David Lewin
London


At 17:07 11/12/2019, margaret.lev@... wrote:
Has anyone had experience of installing Stolpersteine in Polish Silesia ?
 
My paternal grandparents, Adolf and Frieda (nee MASUR) STEIN lived in a small town, Kanth, now Katy Wroclawski, along the railway line , 12 miles SW of Breslau, now called Wroclaw.  They were murdered in April 1942 in Izbica ghetto, presumably on the way to a conentration camp.

Which level of local council one should approach, the municipality or the regional ? 

There were 4 Jewish families in this small  town.  I have contact details for the granddaughter in London of Dr And Mrs HEIDENFELD.  There were two other families, the JUNGMANNS  and a family who owned a shoe shop.  Any suggestions for searching for their families? 
 
Margaret Levin
London N 3
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Family Names in Messages (was #digest)

Peter Lebensold
 

Agreed!  Having all family names (and nothing else) in all caps makes it so much easier to quickly scan messages for names of interest.

What would also be helpful would be if those who post images for translation, or links to ViewMate postings, would be sure to include the family names of those to whom the images refer.  Otherwise, we have to open each ViewMate posting to see if, perhaps, one of "our" names is referenced.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto


(US) Senator Mitch Romney Sends Letter to USCJS Objecting to The Outrageous Proposed Fee Increase

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) sent a letter on December 10 to the Department of Homeland Security asking them to explain the proposed changes that would result in a significant increase in the cost of searching and requesting copies of the genealogical records from the Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). 

 

The letter sent to Chad Wolf, the acting Homeland Security secretary, and Kenneth Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Senator asks for additional information on the budgets and expenses of the USCIS Genealogy Program and questions the rationale behind raising search fees from $65 to $240 and records fees from $65 to $385. He asks for replies by December 18 to four questions. Senator Romney noted in the letter, “a family historian would need to pay $625 to search and obtain a single file on a relative.”  He further commented, “I am concerned that drastically raising the Genealogy Program’s fees would harm genealogists across the United States without addressing your budgetary concerns.”


To read Senator Romney’s letter go to: https://tinyurl.com/rj7b8zs

Original URL:

https://www.romney.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/12.10.19%20Letter%20to%20USCIS%20on%20Genealogy%20Program%20.pdf

 

To read more on Senator Romney’s letter read:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/12/11/utah-sen-mitt-romney

 

Remember, that the deadline for submitting comments has been postponed to December 30, 2019. To read the most up to date information follow the website for the coalition of genealogists, historians and archivists at https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/

We need an avalanche of response to hope to defeat this proposal.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish

Sue Okun
 

I've posted a letter from my grandmother to my mother in Yiddish, and I'm hoping someone can translate it. It is two pages long. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

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

Thank you so much for your help!

Sue Okun  


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish

Sue Okun
 

I've posted a document in Yiddish that was found in my grandmother's papers, and I'm hoping someone can translate it. It is on ViewMate at the following address:


If you can help, I'd be very appreciative.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.  

Sue Okun  


ViewMate Translation request - Yiddish

Sue Okun
 

I've posted a letter from my mother to her parents in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is two pages long, and it is on ViewMate at the following addresses:


If you can help, I'd be very appreciative.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.  

Sue Okun  

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