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ViewMate Translation Request: Hebrew #general

Martin Davis (com)
 

I've posted a Polish vital record in Polish with Hebrew script signatures. To my
poor level of understanding of Hebrew script, the signatures in Hebrew of Moshe
SKORUPA and Abram RING appear to be different >from their Latin written names. I
would appreciate any observations as to their actual Hebrew names.

The record is on ViewMate at at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=72342

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

Thanks in advance

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request: Hebrew #general

Martin Davis (com)
 

I've posted a Polish vital record in Polish with Hebrew script signatures. To my
poor level of understanding of Hebrew script, the signatures in Hebrew of Moshe
SKORUPA and Abram RING appear to be different >from their Latin written names. I
would appreciate any observations as to their actual Hebrew names.

The record is on ViewMate at at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=72342

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

Thanks in advance

Martin Davis
London (UK)


help interpreting border crossing record with immigration information #general

Karen Amato
 

I've posted a U.S. border crossing document (in English) that contains earlier
immigration information >from Russia, which I need help interpreting.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72357

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Karen Milstone Amato

ISAACSON/IZAKSON, PONARSKY, KEYFETZ (Mogilev, Medyn, Mstislaw)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help interpreting border crossing record with immigration information #general

Karen Amato
 

I've posted a U.S. border crossing document (in English) that contains earlier
immigration information >from Russia, which I need help interpreting.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72357

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Karen Milstone Amato

ISAACSON/IZAKSON, PONARSKY, KEYFETZ (Mogilev, Medyn, Mstislaw)


ViewMate translation request from Russian #general

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1909
Lublin, Poland birth record of Mojzesz Hersz DRESZER, Akta 597. I would
like a translation of all the genealogically significant information,
especially the actual date and location of the birth.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72312.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request from Russian #general

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1909
Lublin, Poland birth record of Mojzesz Hersz DRESZER, Akta 597. I would
like a translation of all the genealogically significant information,
especially the actual date and location of the birth.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72312.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@...


Paler and Spitz familes #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Yissachar Bunim Paler
Rosh Yeshivat Mekor Chayim who married Zipora daughter of Chaim Aryey
Spitz and his wife, Esther, daughter of Minke, born in Hungary on May
28, 1889 and died in Bnei Brak on February 1, 1984, married R. Joseph
Aryey Feldman

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Paler and Spitz familes #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Yissachar Bunim Paler
Rosh Yeshivat Mekor Chayim who married Zipora daughter of Chaim Aryey
Spitz and his wife, Esther, daughter of Minke, born in Hungary on May
28, 1889 and died in Bnei Brak on February 1, 1984, married R. Joseph
Aryey Feldman

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rav Yisrael Muller #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Rav Yisrael Muller of Chestnut Ridge, NY
and formerly a Rosh Kollel in Toronto, who married Chaya, daughter of
Moshe (Paul) Reichmann and his wife Leah, daughter of Moshe Feldman,
descendants of the famous Shick Rabbinical family.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Yisrael Muller #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Rav Yisrael Muller of Chestnut Ridge, NY
and formerly a Rosh Kollel in Toronto, who married Chaya, daughter of
Moshe (Paul) Reichmann and his wife Leah, daughter of Moshe Feldman,
descendants of the famous Shick Rabbinical family.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Detailed descendancy tree of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to a note written by a great uncle of mine, his mother's
mother was a descendant of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin or at least >from his
extended family.

My great grandmother was Bracha SCHECHTER (KANTOR). She and her three
siblings, including well known Chaim Dov KANTOR of Moshav Shfeya,
Israel, came to Israel in the 1870s >from Pinsk. Supposedly the
connection was through Bracha's mother's mother.

My uncle also wrote that as their (I' presume that "their" means
brach's maternal grandparents) parents died at a young age, Reb'
Itzaleh, Reb' Chaim of Volozhin's son took them to their chupa
(wedding canopy) . Looking through books on the Volozhin family I find
no one named or married to a KANTOR but a daughter (Married to
LANDAU) of Reb. Itzaleh did pass away leaving young unmarried orphans.

As stated above, I've seen several published tree of descendants of
Reb. Chaim. Does anyone have a more detailed listof his descendants
where a KANTOR family is mentioned?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Detailed descendancy tree of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to a note written by a great uncle of mine, his mother's
mother was a descendant of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin or at least >from his
extended family.

My great grandmother was Bracha SCHECHTER (KANTOR). She and her three
siblings, including well known Chaim Dov KANTOR of Moshav Shfeya,
Israel, came to Israel in the 1870s >from Pinsk. Supposedly the
connection was through Bracha's mother's mother.

My uncle also wrote that as their (I' presume that "their" means
brach's maternal grandparents) parents died at a young age, Reb'
Itzaleh, Reb' Chaim of Volozhin's son took them to their chupa
(wedding canopy) . Looking through books on the Volozhin family I find
no one named or married to a KANTOR but a daughter (Married to
LANDAU) of Reb. Itzaleh did pass away leaving young unmarried orphans.

As stated above, I've seen several published tree of descendants of
Reb. Chaim. Does anyone have a more detailed listof his descendants
where a KANTOR family is mentioned?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Given Name Fette #bessarabia

Deborah Barr
 

Hello researchers,

I'm trying to find a person known in the family as Fette in the US records (last name Sender). The only
thing I find in the Given Names Database is the name Faytl but it gives no US equivalent. Any
suggestions as to what American given name he might have used?

Thanks for any ideas,

Deborah Barr
researching BARR, SELTZER, KAUFMAN (Mogilev-Podolsky)


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Given Name Fette #bessarabia

Deborah Barr
 

Hello researchers,

I'm trying to find a person known in the family as Fette in the US records (last name Sender). The only
thing I find in the Given Names Database is the name Faytl but it gives no US equivalent. Any
suggestions as to what American given name he might have used?

Thanks for any ideas,

Deborah Barr
researching BARR, SELTZER, KAUFMAN (Mogilev-Podolsky)


Galicia I course begins April 1 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the resources for
researching them? This two part course is designed for those relatively new to
Galician research, but know the town of origin. We begin with online town sources,
continue with surname research via vital records using four major websites: Routes
to Roots,JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may continue
by researching directly in the Polish archives websites.

We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research, including: (1) the
Family Document containing all the necessary information about your family branch,
(2) the Research Table of where you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact
list of who is researching your surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph
to connect with fellow researchers and professionals.

Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook. Please note: We do
not research US or UK records; you need to know the immigrants name and town >from
prior research. Galicia II (2020)will cover the historical background, the Polish
Archives, over 50 different source websites (census, military, directories etc),
Holocaust, languages, hiring a researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)which features
an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one ancestral branch (one
surname), set goals for your research, and work one-on-one with the instructor to
research vital records for your branch and ask your questions. Our classes have no
scheduled times as our students are international, enabling everyone to
read/view/post at leisure.

It is imperative that you read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40144, then
please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen www.jewishgen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Galicia I course begins April 1 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the resources for
researching them? This two part course is designed for those relatively new to
Galician research, but know the town of origin. We begin with online town sources,
continue with surname research via vital records using four major websites: Routes
to Roots,JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may continue
by researching directly in the Polish archives websites.

We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research, including: (1) the
Family Document containing all the necessary information about your family branch,
(2) the Research Table of where you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact
list of who is researching your surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph
to connect with fellow researchers and professionals.

Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook. Please note: We do
not research US or UK records; you need to know the immigrants name and town >from
prior research. Galicia II (2020)will cover the historical background, the Polish
Archives, over 50 different source websites (census, military, directories etc),
Holocaust, languages, hiring a researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)which features
an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one ancestral branch (one
surname), set goals for your research, and work one-on-one with the instructor to
research vital records for your branch and ask your questions. Our classes have no
scheduled times as our students are international, enabling everyone to
read/view/post at leisure.

It is imperative that you read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40144, then
please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen www.jewishgen.org/education


New video on the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Fellow Bialystokers:

The wonderful folks who have been involved every August in efforts to
restore the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok have produced a new
video about their project. Their two-week summer restoration program for
2019 will be year four of this project. You can view the video at two
sources: https://youtu.be/8zqojR7Avoc and https://vimeo.com/321872679.

The Bagnowka Cemetery is maintained year around by local Jewish
Community representative Lucy Lisowska. For years, Dr. Heidi Szpek has
documented the Matzevot and supports this project as well (see
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/have-your-say/epitaphs-poignant-connections-to-a-world-now-gone/).
The project to use motorized equipment to restore over 300 Matzevot per
year is led by Josh and Amy Degen and Howie and Paula Flagler with local
support of Waldek Mierzejewski. I was in Bialystok last August and saw
first-hand the efforts of these people and the other volunteers. These
efforts are a blessing for my ancestors who were buried in this Cemetery
from 1892 through 1936 and to all Bialystoker Jews in the diaspora.
You can find out more about this project and how to support it at
http://bialystokcemeteryrestoration.org/.

Mark Halpern
Researching PERLIS, GIRSZOWICZ, PLONSKY, CITRON >from Bialystok and
surrounding towns


Mormon Church Renames it Websites, Social Media Accounts and Employee Email Addresses Effective March 5 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As many of us use the local family history libraries to do research this may
be of interest.

The Mormon Church announced it would rename websites, social media accounts
and employee email addresses to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as their
Church continues to push to be known by the religion's full name and not the
"shorthand" it previously embraced.

Church employee emails that ended with @ldschurch.org will now end with
@ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The faith and church websites and social media
accounts in other languages will be changed in the coming months.

The faith now says Mormon, Mormonism and LDS are not acceptable.

In October, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed the
Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

At this time there is no mention of changing the emails or websites of those
with FamilySearch in the name. I have spoken with at least one FamilySearch
director said they have not heard of their emails or websites yet to be
changed. For those who have their local Family History Centers on their
society websites, it does not appear that the names for the addresses need
to be changed as yet.

To read the Church announcement see:
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-name-alignment
And
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mormon-websites-renamed-push-end-shortha
nd-61483589

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland New video on the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Fellow Bialystokers:

The wonderful folks who have been involved every August in efforts to
restore the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok have produced a new
video about their project. Their two-week summer restoration program for
2019 will be year four of this project. You can view the video at two
sources: https://youtu.be/8zqojR7Avoc and https://vimeo.com/321872679.

The Bagnowka Cemetery is maintained year around by local Jewish
Community representative Lucy Lisowska. For years, Dr. Heidi Szpek has
documented the Matzevot and supports this project as well (see
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/have-your-say/epitaphs-poignant-connections-to-a-world-now-gone/).
The project to use motorized equipment to restore over 300 Matzevot per
year is led by Josh and Amy Degen and Howie and Paula Flagler with local
support of Waldek Mierzejewski. I was in Bialystok last August and saw
first-hand the efforts of these people and the other volunteers. These
efforts are a blessing for my ancestors who were buried in this Cemetery
from 1892 through 1936 and to all Bialystoker Jews in the diaspora.
You can find out more about this project and how to support it at
http://bialystokcemeteryrestoration.org/.

Mark Halpern
Researching PERLIS, GIRSZOWICZ, PLONSKY, CITRON >from Bialystok and
surrounding towns


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mormon Church Renames it Websites, Social Media Accounts and Employee Email Addresses Effective March 5 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As many of us use the local family history libraries to do research this may
be of interest.

The Mormon Church announced it would rename websites, social media accounts
and employee email addresses to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as their
Church continues to push to be known by the religion's full name and not the
"shorthand" it previously embraced.

Church employee emails that ended with @ldschurch.org will now end with
@ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The faith and church websites and social media
accounts in other languages will be changed in the coming months.

The faith now says Mormon, Mormonism and LDS are not acceptable.

In October, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed the
Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

At this time there is no mention of changing the emails or websites of those
with FamilySearch in the name. I have spoken with at least one FamilySearch
director said they have not heard of their emails or websites yet to be
changed. For those who have their local Family History Centers on their
society websites, it does not appear that the names for the addresses need
to be changed as yet.

To read the Church announcement see:
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-name-alignment
And
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mormon-websites-renamed-push-end-shortha
nd-61483589

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee