#CryptoJewry #Sephardic #Israel #israel
Rogelio De los Santos Tandoc Jr.
My mother told me and brothers about our great grandfather and his seblings were Jews who escaped from Spain during 1800s because of great persecution. During her funeral service my uncle reminded me about my great grandfather. Three years later my uncle died too, it's because were been told by our ancestors about our lineage, are we also Jews?
Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine
My grandmother Fanny (maiden name Shore) born Libau 1888-1890. Looking for birth certificate and possibly travel papers to Jaffa. Am not sure of dates of travel and arrival and all I have is ship's manifest when she, her father and younger sister, arrived to Ellis Island in 1903. I know that this is asking for a lot but have hit the "brick wall." I do know through IGRA that these were the Ottoman Empire period and travel documents were difficult to find.
Thanks in advance for any help and/or advice.
It is true that you do not need to use a Polish agency to get your Polish citizenship. However my experience has been that you can only receive some documents by having them mailed to person with an address in Poland.
Re: #Israel #passengerists #israel
This list and many others to do with Tel Aviv are searchable on the IGRA website. Registration to so a search is free.
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Re: ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article in Hebrew
At 03:22 23/10/2019, Dave Lichtenstein wrote:
Let me know in a while if you still need help - then I will do it
Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage
of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out
Re: Bad Arolsen Archives #holocaust
Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
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GREAT IDEA, PETER!
But the URL is incorrect. It should be https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php
and the word master should be deleted.
Re: Seeking people connected to the Brodsky family “Sugar Kings of Ukraine” #ukraine
I also have stories about the Brodsky family.
My paternal Grandfather, Jacob Zamansky, and his family were master carpenters who worked for the Brodsky
sugar beet farms. My maternal Grandmother Schifra Dolinsky’s father was a bookkeeper for the family.
At one point in time it was told to me that her father Moishe Dolinsky also kept the books for the Brodsky synogogue in
either Smila or Kiyev.
I don’t know what happened to Moishe but his wife Dina and all but one daughter were able
to come to this country. Genia Dolinsky Krupnik supposedly died in the Shoach.
There were also many Brodsky family members who emigrated and settled in the Hudson Valley
of New York.
Sharon Zamansky Kushner
Colorado Springs CO
Researching: ZAMANSKY, DOLINSKY, ANNAPOLSKY, AND CHERKASSKY
all from Smila, Odessa and Kiyev in Ukraine.
Bad Arolsen Archives #holocaust
As has been previously reported, the Bad Arolsen archives are gradually
posting material online from their massive holdings. The United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has integrated and made available in its
HSV (Holocaust Survivors and Victims) database over 800,000 name records
from Arolsen’s WWII Displaced Persons Care and Maintenance (CM/1) files and
other online collections,
The purpose of this feature is to create a “one-step search” platform for
users. You can simply search a name here:
hrrps://masterwww.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_advance_search.php. If a name
appears in these Arolsen collections you will see the full record and
digitized documents in Arolsen’s digital collections online by clicking the
name link on the Search Results.
Overall, the USHMM’s HSV database contains over 8 million entries, with
5,669,000 of these entries available on the public website. The remainder
cannot be publicly posted due to restrictions imposed by the organizations
which provided the data, but all may be viewed by visitors to the Museum.
ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article in Hebrew
My apologies for this second posting. I was mistaken that the language
recquiring translation from into English was Yiddish when in fact it is
I've posted three pages of a Yizkor Book article "The Beitar and the
Revisionist movements in Pinczow" which mentions my maternal grandfather
Zelig Hering (whom I never met as he perished in Auschwitz) featured in "A
Book of Memory of the Jewish Community of Pinczow, Poland". I understand
that his name appears in the text which refers to the two group photographs
in the article. The article appears in pages 210-212 of the Book and is
available on ViewMate at the following addresses...
I am of course looking for a complete translatlion of the text. I want to
know more about the Beitar and revisionist movements in Pinczow during the
two World Wars and also my grandfather's role in it.
Thank you very much.
Researching HEING in Pinczow
Located in Sydney, Australia
Re: Lithuanian Revision Lists online - Fond 515/15 - Vilna #lithuania
I neglected to mention the method used to find these records on the Familysearch website. Go to the catalog and perform a dual search as follows:
1. Enter Vilnius as the place name
2. select Keyword and enter census
It is interesting to note these records are filed under census rather than separating the records by religion and categorizing the ones for the Jewish community under "Jewish records". Let this be word to the wise sleuth - when searching through Familysearch for records, absolutely do not limit your search to the "Jewish records" section.
Denise commented that she handled the entire application on her own without
the assistance of an agency or lawyer. Based on the many people who have
contacted JRI-Poland over the years in search of help in locating the documents
they need to complete the application, I would comment that Denise is the one of
the exceptions rather than the rule.
We have have been witness to or learned of many cases that stretched on for an
interminable length of time - for a variety of reasons - often caused by the intricacies
of applicable laws, additional documents required, such as proof of residence in
Poland within the prescribed period, and on and on.
We have built a list of reputable companies providing guidance and carrying out
such applications (not lawyers who have fee schedules that can be excessive.
A few companies with which we are familiar will examine the documents you
already have and what you know about your ancestor(s) circumstances and then
comment on your eligibility without charge .
Questions welcomed. Write to PolishPassports@...
Executive Director, JRI-Poland
Re: Converso children
regarding question #2, if the woman converts prior to having children, the children willl automatically be Jewish. If the woman converts after the children are born, the children also have to undergo a conversion... the type of process will depend on their ages.
in either event, a reliable rabbinic authority should be consulted
#Israel #passengerists #israel
Looking or Yakov/Jacob RASHAL b. about 1896 in Zalatopol, Ukraine, and wife Hinde, b. about 1897, on the SS RUSLAN, from Odessa to Jaffa, Palestine. This was a famous passage that arrived in Jaffa on 19 December 1919, and helped begin the Third Aliyah. Does anyone have a passenger list?
Yakov was the son of Benzion RASHAL. Benzion was probably born before 1875, and may have also come to live in Tel Aviv. Yakov and Hinde lived in Petach Tikvah, Palestine. Their daughter, Rivka, was born there about 1928.
Jacob, Hinde [later called Ida], and Rivka, came to the USA in March 1929.
Thank you very much!
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA
Thank you To Nu? What's Nu? A search tip and A Uruguay research request re GOLDSHMIDT
Dear Jewish Gen members and Gary,
Thank you to Nu? What's Nu?, edited by Gary Mokotoff for helping to weaken a brick wall. Gary mentioned that Family Search now has Uruguay Passenger Records online. I knew that Goldsmith family from Lithuania emigrated to Montevideo, Uruguay but not when. I found their records, thanks to Gary.
I want to share a research tip: Initially I searched Goldshmidt and did not find them. I then did a Gold* search which required perusing over 700 records, but I found them with the name spelled as Goldemidas.
Has anyone used a Uruguay researcher successfully? Has anyone had successful dealings with the Montevideo Jewish Community?
San Francisco Bay Area
Re: ViewMate Translation Request Yizkor Book Article
If the Yizkor Book hasn't been bowdlerized by unskilled hands yet, I would consider a full translation as a project.
If this interests you, contact me via e-mail directly at jsberger@...
My late father's name was ROPSCHITZ although there are variants spelt ROPSCHUTZ and ROBSHUTZ. Both his elderly parents and 3 married sisters and one brother died in Auschwitz. Until today I did not know the married surnames of two of the sisters so now I am hoping there may be some family left somewhere. The sisters names I now have are as follows: Amalia Merkel (married to Ludwig), Klara TODT and Roza RAUCH. They were born in Lwow in 1891, 1892 and 1897.
Thanks for any help. Yolanda, Somerset, England.
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So if you think they have not indexed the naturalisations, where do you think the repositories of naturalisations are? Where could I search the unindexed documents?
Alternately - naturalisations were always advertised in the government gazette.
How can I search an archive of government gazettes? Would you know?
If you don’t who should I ask?
Back to that jewishgen group?
On Tue, 22 Oct 2019 at 18:35, Louis Zetler <louis.zetler@...> wrote:
I did a search on Barney in the Pietermaritzburg Archives Repository. Not one single naturalization application! In my opinion, they have not indexed the naturalization applications. That is why they can't find it!
Three Stern sisters from Wieseck, Germany immigrated to Palestine in
the late 1920's. All daughters of Julius Stern, Mother Betty Hobach -
All born 1907 or before.
I would like to find their birth and death and any other pertinent
information on the following
Hedwig "Hede" Stern married to Walter Turnowsky, son Dan Toren
I believe she died in Ramat Gan
Betty Stern married Hugo Ranon, they 2 daughters Naomi and Edna.
We believe she died 7 January 1979 in Israel.
Selma Stern we believe never married, but we are not sure.
Any clues will help solve a family mystery.
Survey to identify needs of archive users #galicia
Gesher Galicia SIG
Kerstin Muff, head of communications at ICARUS, the International
Centre for Archival Research - a network of archives, museums,
libraries and other organizations in Europe - has written to us about a
survey they are conducting, on the needs of older archival users,
including researchers on family history. She is asking us to forward
her message to those we know who may be interested to take part in
their survey. Gesher Galicia has been an organizational member of
ICARUS for the past five years. Kerstin Muff's e-mail to us is
reproduced below. Anyone in what ICARUS calls the "silver-researcher
community" (by which they mean those over 60 years of age) who is
interested to take part in the survey should go directly to the link
provided at the end of their message, which is:
[Please do not reply to this e-mail address.]
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
From: Kerstin Muff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 14:50
Subject: Survey to identify fields of interest of archive users
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For many people, the prospect of retirement >from work gives an
opportunity to seek fresh directions and new challenges. Archives
seem to be an increasingly popular place to pursue such new ro(o)utes
(key word: genealogy). Our EU-funded project "digital treasures" -
https://www.digitaltreasures.eu - is keen to explore and co-shape these
routes together with the silver researchers.
There are already a lot of retirees that use the archives actively, for
research on local or family history, for example. Also, there are certain
groups of volunteers (i.e. retired historians) that support archives in
crowd-sourcing activities such as the identification of certain items on
As the archives increasingly adapt to the digital age, it seems though
that many of the elderly generation are faced with the challenges of
new technologies. The archives clearly need to adapt to their active
and potential users and explore together how to improve their
cooperation with user communities and keep opening their doors for
the silver researchers.
A survey to identify fields of interest of archive users:
- To learn more about the nature of silver researchers in archives, our
project has set up an online survey to identify pan-European fields of
interests and acquire more knowledge about the specific needs of this
specific user community.
If you are part of the silver researcher community (60+ years old),
please be kindly invited to take part in our survey. Your participation will
be an important contribution to further amplify the services of archives
as well as enhance the cooperation between the public and archives in
the digital age.
Follow this link to take part in our survey:
Please feel free to distribute this survey via any additional suitable
mailing list you may have available.
Mag. Kerstin Muff
Project Management, Head of Communications, Editor-in-chief of "insights"
ICARUS - International Centre for Archival Research
Address: Erdberger Laende 6/7, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
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