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Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

gdardik@...
 

Hola Rubén:

Me interesaría buscar info acerca de mis abuelos: 1) Israel & Luisa Liberman
2) Bernardo Dardik & Sofía Stisman
3) Miguel Dardik & Sara Grinspun (Bisabuelos)

Cómo se puede acceder a la base de datos?

Muchísimas gracias.
Gabriel Dardik 
Weston FL USA

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday July 9 at 10 am EST #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Jerry Scherer
 

 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday July 9 at 10 am EST. 

 

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Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Vidugora is probably Vidugiriai. The JewishGen Gazetteer includes two communities in Lithuania with the name Vidugariai, both of which are near Panevezys (known under Russian rule as Ponevezh)::

Vidugiriai, Vidugirtsy, Vidugirtsay populated place 55°38' N 24°55' E G Lithuania 23.1 miles ESE of Panevė�ys (Ponevezh) 55°44' N 24°21' E
Vidugiriai, Vidugirtsy populated place 55°45' N 24°58' E G Lithuania 24.0 miles E of Panevė�ys (Ponevezh) 55°44' N 24°21' E


I can't tell which of these would be your grandfather's birthplace but now at least you have a starting place. 

Good luck - Judith Singer

Re: Chicago repeat marriage in mid 20th C. #general #usa

Bob Silverstein
 

I have the same thing in my family.  A relative with two wives with the same first name.  If the headstones have the women's father's names, then you would have seen they were two different ladies.  Likewise, a search of documents could show them to be different.

Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

peggyfreedman@...
 

I used a Daitch-Mokotoff search
on the JewishGen Gazatter (more places, less specifically Jewish)
and searched on only the consonants in the name (VDGR).

The search returned a long list, but these are the places in Lithuania:


You can check each one out on Google maps to see which ones are close to Pasvalys and/or Ponevezh.

You didn't include your grandfather's date of birth, but it is possible that they were the only Jews in town so that there is not much research on that place.  Or, they may have other records recorded as part of the Jewish community in a nearby town.

Keep us posted on what you find!

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

New Class - JewishGen Education Offers Brick Walls or Dead End July 20 - Aug 10 #JewishGenUpdates #general #education

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Brick Wall or Dead End July 20 - Aug 10

 

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Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

Ruben Weiser
 

Hi to all
About the magnific explanation of alberto about argentinian genelogy
I can add that i can search for specific queries in the guide of argentinian jewish of year 1948

Hope it helps

Ruben weiser
Buenos aires
Argentina


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Re: Grave photo request: KOMINSKY, Menorah Gardens, Broadview, Illinois - correction #usa

Yohanan
 

Re my request for photos of KOMINSKY Jack and Jennie, the correct cemetery name is:

Menorah Gardens, Broadview, Cook County, Illinois, USA

 

Yohanan Loeffler

Melbourne Australia

Re: Chicago repeat marriage in mid 20th C. #general #usa

cohen.izzy@...
 

Yes. Something similar happened to me. I was born in April 1937 but my birth was not recorded until almost 3 years later in February 1940. The doctor who delivered me by cesarean section simply failed to record my birth.

In the case of your relative, they probably needed to produce a marriage certificate in 1950 and discovered their marriage had not been recorded by whoever conducted it (probably a rabbi). So the least expensive solution was to get married again, perhaps in a private ceremony conducted by some county official.

Re: Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

Yoni Kupchik
 

I would like to add to what Alberto Guido Chester wrote on research in Argentina - 

1) Cemla.com covers only arrivals at the Buenos Aires port. It does not cover any other port (for example the port of La Plata through which many immigrants arrived to Argentina)

2) The JewishGen database of the agricultural colonies in Argentina is a growing one. We currently have online 20,000 different names from passengers lists and other sources. We are working hard on the actual census records from all colonies and from various years, hopefully a first batch of census records will go online soon.

3) Another very good source for Jewish immigrants in Argentina is familysearch.org. They have scanned and put online two important databases - the Argentina 1895 census and the Civil Registration records for the district of Entre Rios for the years ~1900-1930. Entre Rios was the district where most colonies were located so these records have a tremendous amount of Jewish vital records. The records are in Spanish. According to familysearch.org the data in these records will be searchable soon. Right now most of the data can be browsed but not searched through the search engine. Most books have indexes so it's not a big deal looking for a name.

Yoni 

Re: Translation please from Dutch #germany #translation

nick@...
 

Dear Reuven Stern

Although I am Dutch-born, this declaration is from 1853, and being in official language, it is quite a challenge to translate it properly. Ideally, it should be translated by a Dutch notaris [notary public]. My late brother was one!!
I hope you get a better offer, but if not, please contact me.
Kind regards, Nick Lambrechtsen

Sheindel Witztum #galicia #poland

Henny
 

I am looking for possible sibling to SCHEINDEL WITZTUM married to SEINWEL WITZTUM (no maiden name) who lived in RYMANOV/ SMOLNIKA or surrounding circa 1850. 
Their son MOSES WITZTUM  (1874) married MARGULE WITZTUM and had 6 children:
MENDEL WITZTUM, ZOSIA WITZTUM, SHMUEL WITZTUM, ASHER WITZTUM, ARON WITZTUM, HARRY WITZTUM. 
My GGM FEIGE WITZTUM was maybe SCHEINDEL'S sister.
Thank you,
HENNY WIESENFELD

Morris Chaikin Mogilev, Russia #belarus

Ilan Leibowitz
 

Shalom,

Searching for more information on my Great Grandfather Morris Chaikin who left Russia for England I believe in the mid 1800's. He was married to Chana. They had 4 daughters; Annie(my Grandmother), Leah, Rae, and Celia .Are their records in Russian that might give more detail on the Chaikin family? On Morris's Gravestone it gives A DOV as his father! As a Young man Morris was in  the army(Cossack) because of pressure! I believe he was born in 1860. They lived near The Dneiper River!

Thank You,

Ilan Leibowitz

Israel

United Kingdom National Archives Announces Reopening of Reading Rooms on July 21st #unitedkingdom #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The (UK) National Archives announced that on July 21st the reading rooms in Kew will reopen after being closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Archives will be providing limited access to parts of the building and our services will operate differently for the time being.

 

They are introducing new systems:

  • They will be introducing a booking system. All visits will need to be pre-booked and they will ask everyone to pre-plan and order all documents in advance
     
  • You will notice a new document delivery process to protect you, their staff and to ensure the correct handling and quarantine of documents
     
  • A one-way system will be in place around the building with signage to help with social distancing. There will also be rigorous cleaning throughout the day.

For the time being, we will also continue to provide free downloads of our digital collection on our website, along with a huge number of research guides, resources and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information please read: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/coronavirus-update

Thank you to Mark Nicholls, JGS Great Britain and member IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for sharing this information.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

Re: grandparents' names on Vienna birth certificates? #general #austria-czech

Johann Hammer
 

Birth records often contain a reference to the marriage of the parents. And that's where the grandparents should be found.
Johann

Re: Charlotte FRIEDMANN from Breslau #poland #unitedkingdom

David Lewin
 

At 20:19 06/07/2020, rv Kaplan via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:

Looking for information about the fate of Charlotte (Lotte)
FRIEDMANN from Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), who was a refugee in
Scotland during the Second World War, living in Aberdeen. The trail
goes cold after 1945, though she doesn't seem to have married or
died in Scotland.

thanks

Harvey Kaplan
Director
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
Glasgow
_._,_._,_

Try the Association of Jewish Refugees

https://ajr.org.uk/searchnotices.htm#Misc

David Lewin
London

Re: Help with Lithuania shtetl name #lithuania

Adam Turner
 

Searching the JewishGen Gazetteer for "Vidugora" gives two places with the name Vidgiriai, both not far apart from one another, in the general area of Panevezys that could be candidates:
55°45' N 24°58' E: https://goo.gl/maps/sPovFQRuNAiNg5KA9 

That said, the only clear mention in the LitvakSIG database that mentions "Vidugora" around Panevezys/Pasvalys is for a birth that was evidently registered in the shtetl of Salociai for a family that was registered in Pasvalys. Salociai is not super close to either of the above possibilities - about 40 miles away. As Salociai is less than 3 miles from the current Latvian border, and the name "Vidgiriai" appears to be rather common in Lithuania (the Gazetteer shows at least 6 villages by this name in various parts of the country), I wonder whether the Vidugora being referred to in your grandfather's birth record could actually be one of the following:

1) a village that is today on the Latvian side of the border.
2) a village that today has a different name, perhaps because it was eventually subsumed into some other, larger nearby village as the latter village grew.

Adam Turner
San Francisco, CA

Re: Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

bzk 1114
 

Udel is a womans name and was first used by the famous Ba'al Shem Tov (1698-1760) to name his daughter, a famous woman in her own right.

Re: Female Maiden Name on Headstone #belarus #general #russia #names #translation

Stephen Weinstein
 

A woman's maiden name and married name can be the same if she marries someone who has the same last name as her father did.  For example, (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt, was the daughter of Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt and married Franklin Delano Roosevelt, so her maiden and married surname were the same.

It's also possible for that she never married.  Having a child does not conclusively prove that a person married.


On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 08:42 AM, Steven M. Greenberg wrote:
Y.  But, I may very well be mistaken because I noted her maiden name URETSKY remains on the headstone.

This raises the que

Genealogical research in Argentina #latinamerica

Alberto Guido Chester
 

From time to time people ask me for help or directions on research in Argentina.
This is my updated suggestion:
 
Eighty percent of Argentine Jews live or lived in Buenos Aires (city) or Greater Buenos Aires (city plus part of the province of the same name).
 
So concentrating in BA is a good choice, unless you know for certain they lived somewhere else in the interior of the country.
 
Immigration records for Buenos Aires can be found at "Cemla buscador". Note the records are incomplete (due mainly to book losses)and to not have Soundex capability so try different spellings. https://cemla.com/buscador/
 
The Buenos Aires Kehila at amia.org has a cemetery database for Jewish individuals. Again, no Soundex capability. Only burials for the Greater Buenos Aires.
 
I know they sometimes answer specific questions through their email.
 
The Argentine Jewish Genealogy Association is not working any more. But some members (including myself) are on this list and usually answer questions.
 
In Argentina, naturalization is a judicial (as opposed to administrative) process. For this reason, naturalization cases are scattered in many federal courts around the country. It is not impossible, but I do not recommend this venue of research.
 
If you are looking for relatives, use telexplorer.com for mail address and landline phone number (in steep use decline in Argentina)
 
It has no Soundex capability, so try different spellings. If you try a phone call from abroad, engage someone who can speak Spanish. Most Argentinians studied English at school but find it very difficult to speak it. 
My suggestion is to try to get an email address from the conversation and communicate this way. People can google translate.
Argentinians are VERY suspicious of scam phone calls and do not feel comfortable answering cold calls (I have been told this happens in the USA also).
So you have to be patient.
I have been doing this kind of calls on behalf of Jewsihgenners since 1994 and seldom do them now because it requires a lot of patience and energy to prove you are not scamming.
 
A note on the agricultural colonies founded by Baron de Hirsch in Argentina: 
Baron de Hirsch, a Jewish philanthropist, financed the well being of thousands of Jews from Europe by establishing agricultural colonies around the world. From 1891 he did so in Argentina with several colonies. The villages where these colonies were established still exist however most (but not all) of its Jewish inhabitants left them to look for a better future in urban centres.
 
I understand a small number of colonists´s lists are available online at present time. This can be searched in Jewishgen. I do know that an immense archive of the Jewish Colonization Association is held at the Central Archives of the history of the Jewish people at  http://cahjp.nli.org.il/ but not catalogued or digitized.
 
Hope this helps 
 

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
 

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