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Re: Was Interrupted Travel to the US from Poland Common? #galicia

Stephen Schmideg <stephen@...>
 

It was fairly common for people to travel to the US in two stages, with
a stopover in England. There were also many cases where people
were victims of fraud and their tickets only took them as far as
England. Some people got off the boat in England and decided not to
continue their journey to the US for various reasons.

It was also fairly common for people to return home after arriving in
England or the US. In my own family I have a photo of my paternal
grandmother Julianna Braunstein and a sister taken in Philadelphia. I
don't know what happened to her sister and I don't have a record of
my grandmother coming to or leaving the US, but she was back in
Hungary marrying my grandfather in 1906.

Stephen Schmideg

Melbourne, Australia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Was Interrupted Travel to the US from Poland Common? #galicia

Stephen Schmideg <stephen@...>
 

It was fairly common for people to travel to the US in two stages, with
a stopover in England. There were also many cases where people
were victims of fraud and their tickets only took them as far as
England. Some people got off the boat in England and decided not to
continue their journey to the US for various reasons.

It was also fairly common for people to return home after arriving in
England or the US. In my own family I have a photo of my paternal
grandmother Julianna Braunstein and a sister taken in Philadelphia. I
don't know what happened to her sister and I don't have a record of
my grandmother coming to or leaving the US, but she was back in
Hungary marrying my grandfather in 1906.

Stephen Schmideg

Melbourne, Australia


advice on upcoming trip to Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

Leah

You need to contact the Latvian State Historical Archives and ask them
to do some research for you. There is a long waiting list perhaps a year
for results but if you give them the dates of your visit they will try
to have some answers ready for you . You can meet with them in the
archives and they will g through it with you. There is a depost but it
is not very high. The deposit is usually 100 euro.
The address to write to is irina.veinberga@... Irina
Veinberga is the Head of the Department and the research will be carried
out by Rita Bogdanova and Lena Polovceva
Give them as much detail as you know including dates when they lived in
Latvia, Family names etc

There is a lot of information for research on Daugavpils in the Jewishgen
Latvia Database including the 1897 census. If you find anything that fits
with your family let them know and they will tell you if your findings
fit with your family. It is easy to make errors when finding names
common to many Jewish people.

As far as a Latvian Guide goes I will send you the recommendation to your
personal email address as I do not think we are allowed to name
individuals on the Discussion Group. Perhaps the Guide may know of a
Guide in the other Countries you are visiting.

Arlene Beare UK

Dorfman Birzai Lithuania then Riga Sher Pandelys Lithuania then Riga
Bloom Pandelys Lithuania then Riga Berman Lygumai Lithuania then
Jekabpils Latvia Trzmil (Samuels) Zychlin Poland Kohn Zychlin Poland
possibly also Bialystock

---Original Message---
Sent: 15 May 2019 17:52

I am new to the group. I need some advice and assistance. I am working
on my genealogy family tree. It turns out all 3 of my grandparents are
from different parts of Russia. I happen to be going to Eastern Europe
next April and am planning visit the shtetl's of all my grandparents. I
need assistance. I have never been to Russia. Has anyone gone or knows
anyone who has?

I am looking for a guide familiar with Jewish Russia. I will be going to:
(Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia).

I am also looking for resources so I can best uncover my family story
before I arrive.
...

Leah Kushner


Latvia SIG #Latvia advice on upcoming trip to Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

Leah

You need to contact the Latvian State Historical Archives and ask them
to do some research for you. There is a long waiting list perhaps a year
for results but if you give them the dates of your visit they will try
to have some answers ready for you . You can meet with them in the
archives and they will g through it with you. There is a depost but it
is not very high. The deposit is usually 100 euro.
The address to write to is irina.veinberga@... Irina
Veinberga is the Head of the Department and the research will be carried
out by Rita Bogdanova and Lena Polovceva
Give them as much detail as you know including dates when they lived in
Latvia, Family names etc

There is a lot of information for research on Daugavpils in the Jewishgen
Latvia Database including the 1897 census. If you find anything that fits
with your family let them know and they will tell you if your findings
fit with your family. It is easy to make errors when finding names
common to many Jewish people.

As far as a Latvian Guide goes I will send you the recommendation to your
personal email address as I do not think we are allowed to name
individuals on the Discussion Group. Perhaps the Guide may know of a
Guide in the other Countries you are visiting.

Arlene Beare UK

Dorfman Birzai Lithuania then Riga Sher Pandelys Lithuania then Riga
Bloom Pandelys Lithuania then Riga Berman Lygumai Lithuania then
Jekabpils Latvia Trzmil (Samuels) Zychlin Poland Kohn Zychlin Poland
possibly also Bialystock

---Original Message---
Sent: 15 May 2019 17:52

I am new to the group. I need some advice and assistance. I am working
on my genealogy family tree. It turns out all 3 of my grandparents are
from different parts of Russia. I happen to be going to Eastern Europe
next April and am planning visit the shtetl's of all my grandparents. I
need assistance. I have never been to Russia. Has anyone gone or knows
anyone who has?

I am looking for a guide familiar with Jewish Russia. I will be going to:
(Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia).

I am also looking for resources so I can best uncover my family story
before I arrive.
...

Leah Kushner


Bernhard ZERNIK - seek documentation of death in Auschwitz #germany

Jonathan Wreschner
 

Dear Genners,

My mother's brother, Bernhard ZERNIK, (the uncle I never knew), was
born in Breslau 23/11/1922.

In March 1943, he was deported >from Breslau to Auschwitz with his
parents, Hermann and Alma, and his sister Edith. All died in
Auschwitz.

About 30 years ago, I received a letter that he died in Auschwitz on
20/5/1943 (Iyar 15 5703). That is tomorrow's date, according to both
Hebrew and Gregorian calendars, and I intend to say Kaddish for him.
I have mislaid the letter, and I would like to know how to obtain
documentation on his death. Thanking you,

Jonathan Wreschner, Efrat, Israel jonathan.wreschner@...


Breslau transportation lists - ZERNIK family #germany

Jonathan Wreschner
 

Dear Genners,

About thirty years, I received >from a Polish professor, Karol JONCA, a
list of about 300 Jews, who were deported >from the Storch synagogue in
Breslau on March 6, 1943 to Auschwitz. Unfortunately, the letter has
been lost.

On the list were my late mother's parents, Hermann and Alma ZERNIK,
and her siblings Bernhard and Edith.
I would like your help in getting a copy of the list.
Bernhard died on 20/5/1943 in Auschwitz, as mentioned in another post.
I would appreciate a surmised date of death for the other members of
the family.

Incidentally, one of the names on the list was Judith STERNBERG. a
nurse, who survived and wrote a book "In the Hell of Auschwitz".

Thanking you,
Jonathan Wreschner, Efrat, Israel jonathan.wreschner@...


German SIG #Germany Bernhard ZERNIK - seek documentation of death in Auschwitz #germany

Jonathan Wreschner
 

Dear Genners,

My mother's brother, Bernhard ZERNIK, (the uncle I never knew), was
born in Breslau 23/11/1922.

In March 1943, he was deported >from Breslau to Auschwitz with his
parents, Hermann and Alma, and his sister Edith. All died in
Auschwitz.

About 30 years ago, I received a letter that he died in Auschwitz on
20/5/1943 (Iyar 15 5703). That is tomorrow's date, according to both
Hebrew and Gregorian calendars, and I intend to say Kaddish for him.
I have mislaid the letter, and I would like to know how to obtain
documentation on his death. Thanking you,

Jonathan Wreschner, Efrat, Israel jonathan.wreschner@...


German SIG #Germany Breslau transportation lists - ZERNIK family #germany

Jonathan Wreschner
 

Dear Genners,

About thirty years, I received >from a Polish professor, Karol JONCA, a
list of about 300 Jews, who were deported >from the Storch synagogue in
Breslau on March 6, 1943 to Auschwitz. Unfortunately, the letter has
been lost.

On the list were my late mother's parents, Hermann and Alma ZERNIK,
and her siblings Bernhard and Edith.
I would like your help in getting a copy of the list.
Bernhard died on 20/5/1943 in Auschwitz, as mentioned in another post.
I would appreciate a surmised date of death for the other members of
the family.

Incidentally, one of the names on the list was Judith STERNBERG. a
nurse, who survived and wrote a book "In the Hell of Auschwitz".

Thanking you,
Jonathan Wreschner, Efrat, Israel jonathan.wreschner@...


ViewMate: Translation from German #general

Sovtah
 

I've posted the back of a Rosenberg-Schneider family photo in German
for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following
address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73295

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page or to
me directly.

Thank you very much.

Siddy Rosenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Translation from German #general

Sovtah
 

I've posted the back of a Rosenberg-Schneider family photo in German
for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following
address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73295

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page or to
me directly.

Thank you very much.

Siddy Rosenberg


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

GILDA OLDHAM
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73290

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

Thank you very much.

Gilda Oldham
Boca Raton, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: As noted in the subject line created by Gilda, the document is
in Russian.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

GILDA OLDHAM
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73290

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

Thank you very much.

Gilda Oldham
Boca Raton, FL

MODERATOR NOTE: As noted in the subject line created by Gilda, the document is
in Russian.


(Canada) Jewish World War ll Veterans from Canada #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Canada's Jewish military did not get much recognition during World War ll. A
recent New York Times article reports on these veterans that would be
legends if people knew their stories. There were 17,000 Jewish Canadians
that fought In World War ll-44,000 Canadians were killed of that 450 were
Jewish . Some 1.5 million Jewish soldiers fought for the Allies in World War
ll- over 250,000 were killed. About 40 percent of military-age Jewish male
Canadians enrolled for active service who were dispatched overseas. The
article relates stories of Canadian military serving in World War ll.

One story is Wilfred Cantor who survived World War ll and then went to
Israel in 1948 to help fight for its Independence-one of five Canadian World
War ll Veteran pilots that went, Cantor died when his plane exploded in
Israel in 1948.

The article may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/y3phvzh2
Original url:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/magazine/canadian-jewish-veterans-world-war-ii.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Jewish World War ll Veterans from Canada #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Canada's Jewish military did not get much recognition during World War ll. A
recent New York Times article reports on these veterans that would be
legends if people knew their stories. There were 17,000 Jewish Canadians
that fought In World War ll-44,000 Canadians were killed of that 450 were
Jewish . Some 1.5 million Jewish soldiers fought for the Allies in World War
ll- over 250,000 were killed. About 40 percent of military-age Jewish male
Canadians enrolled for active service who were dispatched overseas. The
article relates stories of Canadian military serving in World War ll.

One story is Wilfred Cantor who survived World War ll and then went to
Israel in 1948 to help fight for its Independence-one of five Canadian World
War ll Veteran pilots that went, Cantor died when his plane exploded in
Israel in 1948.

The article may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/y3phvzh2
Original url:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/magazine/canadian-jewish-veterans-world-war-ii.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


IAJGS Welcomes New Member - The Anyksciai Cousins' Club #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome the Anyksciai Cousins' Club as the newest Associate
Member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. The Anyksciai Cousins'
Club is a group of descendants >from Michael Nossen Berman of Anyksciai,
Lithuania and his extended family. The group's ongoing purposes are sharing
family history stories, photos, trees, DNA projects, and preserving their
common past, whether meeting in-person at annual IAJGS conferences, at
reunions or other events, or on-line. For more information about the group,
please contact Marlis Humphrey at @marlis

The group's next meeting will be a virtual meeting using the IAJGS
Go-To-Meeting resource. Their subsequent meeting will be an in person
meeting at the IAJGS Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland,
Ohio, (https://www.iajgs2019.org/index.cfm ), the city where many of Michael
Nossen Berman's descendants still reside. Several of the members are
professional or very experienced genealogists and continue to work to knit
their cousins and the descendants of Anyksters together using the paper
trail of records, oral histories and memories, and DNA.

The IAJGS is very excited to admit Anyksciai Cousins' Club as our first
Cousins Club member. There are many synergies between Cousins Clubs and the
IAJGS goals. Cousins Clubs meet the objectives of the IAJGS as defined in
our bylaws, primarily, to collect, preserve, assist, promote and disseminate
knowledge about their family to other members of their organization.
Cousins Clubs also have an interest in the IAJGS' work to keep records
public to allow for continued research. Similar to local JGSs, through
their annual membership, Cousins Clubs can help support the work of the
IAJGS for the benefit of all IAJGS members and the greater Jewish
genealogical community. We would be very interested in hearing >from other
Cousins Clubs about membership.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@...

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Welcomes New Member - The Anyksciai Cousins' Club #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome the Anyksciai Cousins' Club as the newest Associate
Member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. The Anyksciai Cousins'
Club is a group of descendants >from Michael Nossen Berman of Anyksciai,
Lithuania and his extended family. The group's ongoing purposes are sharing
family history stories, photos, trees, DNA projects, and preserving their
common past, whether meeting in-person at annual IAJGS conferences, at
reunions or other events, or on-line. For more information about the group,
please contact Marlis Humphrey at @marlis

The group's next meeting will be a virtual meeting using the IAJGS
Go-To-Meeting resource. Their subsequent meeting will be an in person
meeting at the IAJGS Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland,
Ohio, (https://www.iajgs2019.org/index.cfm ), the city where many of Michael
Nossen Berman's descendants still reside. Several of the members are
professional or very experienced genealogists and continue to work to knit
their cousins and the descendants of Anyksters together using the paper
trail of records, oral histories and memories, and DNA.

The IAJGS is very excited to admit Anyksciai Cousins' Club as our first
Cousins Club member. There are many synergies between Cousins Clubs and the
IAJGS goals. Cousins Clubs meet the objectives of the IAJGS as defined in
our bylaws, primarily, to collect, preserve, assist, promote and disseminate
knowledge about their family to other members of their organization.
Cousins Clubs also have an interest in the IAJGS' work to keep records
public to allow for continued research. Similar to local JGSs, through
their annual membership, Cousins Clubs can help support the work of the
IAJGS for the benefit of all IAJGS members and the greater Jewish
genealogical community. We would be very interested in hearing >from other
Cousins Clubs about membership.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@...

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


translation help on photo notations needed #germany

Elaine Berghausen
 

I've posted notations in German script >from the back of two photos for
which I need translations. The images can found on Viewmate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73299

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73300
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.


Thank you, Elaine Berghausen


German SIG #Germany translation help on photo notations needed #germany

Elaine Berghausen
 

I've posted notations in German script >from the back of two photos for
which I need translations. The images can found on Viewmate at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73299

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73300
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.


Thank you, Elaine Berghausen


JGS of Maryland #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Speaker: Emily H. Garber
Title: "Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore"
Date and Time: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, May 26, 2019, to hear Emily H. Garber
present "Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore."

Does your family have bubbe meises that have defied genealogical
documentation? What steps should be taken to understand them and
determine the truth? In this presentation, Emily Garber explores
exhaustively researching our stories by evaluating and melding paper
documentation with DNA results.

Emily H. Garber has been researching her own family's history and her
family's towns since 2007. Her academic background is in
anthropological archaeology with degrees >from Vassar College and the
University of New Mexico. She has earned a certificate >from Boston
University's Genealogical Research course. She is a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists.

Emily's blog, The Extra Yad, is at: https://extrayad.blogspot.com . Her
KehilaLinks (town) webpage for her family shtetl can be found at:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html .

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location,
and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Speaker: Emily H. Garber
Title: "Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore"
Date and Time: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, May 26, 2019, to hear Emily H. Garber
present "Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore."

Does your family have bubbe meises that have defied genealogical
documentation? What steps should be taken to understand them and
determine the truth? In this presentation, Emily Garber explores
exhaustively researching our stories by evaluating and melding paper
documentation with DNA results.

Emily H. Garber has been researching her own family's history and her
family's towns since 2007. Her academic background is in
anthropological archaeology with degrees >from Vassar College and the
University of New Mexico. She has earned a certificate >from Boston
University's Genealogical Research course. She is a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists.

Emily's blog, The Extra Yad, is at: https://extrayad.blogspot.com . Her
KehilaLinks (town) webpage for her family shtetl can be found at:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/index.html .

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location,
and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD