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New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #poland

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might
be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app
called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos
and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze)
navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25
cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the
long-running and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a
large number of cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major
grave-finding website is Find A Grave, but this has very few records
from Israel.)
There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in the
cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other doesn't
have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been able
to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in
English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in
Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the
only results you'll get will be >from other countries, so you'll need
to search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the
organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people know
about these useful resources!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,
Yours Sincerely,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


JRI Poland #Poland New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #poland

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might
be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app
called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos
and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze)
navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25
cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the
long-running and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a
large number of cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major
grave-finding website is Find A Grave, but this has very few records
from Israel.)
There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in the
cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other doesn't
have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been able
to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in
English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in
Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the
only results you'll get will be >from other countries, so you'll need
to search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the
organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people know
about these useful resources!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,
Yours Sincerely,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.


Re: Symbol on Letter #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my Viewmate submission
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=75219.

I am, of course, interested in any additional interpretations.
The consensus of the responses, both on the website and by private
e-mail, is that the symbol is my great-great-grandmother
Babette BAER nee KLEIN's monogram, although there
was not agreement as to whether it was in German or Hebrew.

Babette was born either on 23 October 1805 (data received >from the
Joehlingen Jewish community by my granduncle Max BAER in the 1930s) or
24 October 1806 (the recently published Joehlingen Ortsfamilienbuch). In
any case, she was in her mid-teens in 1821 when the letter was supposedly
written. As one of the responders stated, the handwriting does not
appear to be by someone that young. I had earlier come to the same
conclusion.

Two possibilities crossed my mind. For one, perhaps someone had written
it for her. More likely, the 1821 date is incorrect, and it was later.
As I wrote, the letter is undated, and the year 1821 is >from the
translation or transcription into German script by my great-grandfather
Nathan Carl BAER.
He wrote the 1821 in two parts. 18 was written at the same time as the
transcription and 21 later. I suspect that he did not know and asked a
sibling, most likely his oldest sibling who survived childhood
Therese FRANK nee BAER. Both lived in Frankfurt, and she was about
ten years older than he.

One more thing which I regard as funny. Babette BAER nee KLEIN was
known as Buhle when young. She had two sisters, Breinle and Berle (Bina).
All three used the German name Babette.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Symbol on Letter #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my Viewmate submission
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=75219.

I am, of course, interested in any additional interpretations.
The consensus of the responses, both on the website and by private
e-mail, is that the symbol is my great-great-grandmother
Babette BAER nee KLEIN's monogram, although there
was not agreement as to whether it was in German or Hebrew.

Babette was born either on 23 October 1805 (data received >from the
Joehlingen Jewish community by my granduncle Max BAER in the 1930s) or
24 October 1806 (the recently published Joehlingen Ortsfamilienbuch). In
any case, she was in her mid-teens in 1821 when the letter was supposedly
written. As one of the responders stated, the handwriting does not
appear to be by someone that young. I had earlier come to the same
conclusion.

Two possibilities crossed my mind. For one, perhaps someone had written
it for her. More likely, the 1821 date is incorrect, and it was later.
As I wrote, the letter is undated, and the year 1821 is >from the
translation or transcription into German script by my great-grandfather
Nathan Carl BAER.
He wrote the 1821 in two parts. 18 was written at the same time as the
transcription and 21 later. I suspect that he did not know and asked a
sibling, most likely his oldest sibling who survived childhood
Therese FRANK nee BAER. Both lived in Frankfurt, and she was about
ten years older than he.

One more thing which I regard as funny. Babette BAER nee KLEIN was
known as Buhle when young. She had two sisters, Breinle and Berle (Bina).
All three used the German name Babette.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@aol.com


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish Birth Record with German Heading #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I've posted a vital record >from Galicia (column heading in German) for
which I would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75243

This is the birth record of Mojzesz Wolfsthal (1866), son of Schloma
and Chane Ruchel (nee Schwarz).

I am asking for help in extracting any information about the father
Schloma (is there an occupation here?) as well as the persons listed
on the right column, as their names may be of value in continuing my
search. Thank you

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

Yaron Wolfsthal


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate Translation Request - Polish Birth Record with German Heading #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I've posted a vital record >from Galicia (column heading in German) for
which I would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75243

This is the birth record of Mojzesz Wolfsthal (1866), son of Schloma
and Chane Ruchel (nee Schwarz).

I am asking for help in extracting any information about the father
Schloma (is there an occupation here?) as well as the persons listed
on the right column, as their names may be of value in continuing my
search. Thank you

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

Yaron Wolfsthal


Seek information from Gruenstadt near Worms. #germany

Dean Rosenthal <deanrosenthal@...>
 

Hello Gersig,

I am Dean Rosenthal, researching family history >from the United
States. A GGGG grandfather of mine was David Loewi,(o umlaut) born in
Gruenstadt (u umlaut) just outside the storied community of Worms in 1777,
according to the census in the Mecklenburg region, where he settled
around 1800.

My question is: how can I find out more about birth certificates or
census records in Gruenstadt at that time, 1770s. Clearly the reason
is to find out who his parents were and any other relevant family
information. I have searched through Jewish Gen databases and a few
other archives. I'm not starting >from scratch, but I wonder if
experts on this forum could suggest particular places to look. For
example, I have not been able to find any census records or birth or
death certificates >from this town of Grunstadt. Thank you!

Dean Rosenthal deanrosenthal@gmail.com www.deanrosenthal.org


German SIG #Germany Seek information from Gruenstadt near Worms. #germany

Dean Rosenthal <deanrosenthal@...>
 

Hello Gersig,

I am Dean Rosenthal, researching family history >from the United
States. A GGGG grandfather of mine was David Loewi,(o umlaut) born in
Gruenstadt (u umlaut) just outside the storied community of Worms in 1777,
according to the census in the Mecklenburg region, where he settled
around 1800.

My question is: how can I find out more about birth certificates or
census records in Gruenstadt at that time, 1770s. Clearly the reason
is to find out who his parents were and any other relevant family
information. I have searched through Jewish Gen databases and a few
other archives. I'm not starting >from scratch, but I wonder if
experts on this forum could suggest particular places to look. For
example, I have not been able to find any census records or birth or
death certificates >from this town of Grunstadt. Thank you!

Dean Rosenthal deanrosenthal@gmail.com www.deanrosenthal.org


New Director of Ukraine Research #ukraine

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired records from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma, California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize and improve our systems.

Mazal Tov and Congratulations, Phyllis!

Wishing everyone success with their research

Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group
for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the
years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine
records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize
and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group
for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@JewishGen.org.

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the
years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine
records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize
and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Russian POWs from Hungarian Labor Service #hungary

tom
 

i don't know of many sources of information about the kmsz battalions, but there is
a website in israel with a searchable database, <http://www.hjm.org.il/>, and there
used to be a hungarian site, hadifogoly.hu,which seemed to incorporate hungarian
military records as well as russian records of the pows. (you could tell because the
records were coded with little icons.)i found records for my father and uncle in "hirek
az elhurcoltakrol", both of whom returned >from russia. (only a few years after the
war ended...) but other than that, i have very little documentation of 8 years of his
life (2 years conscripted regular army, and 6 years combined mksz + pow).

what little i know, >from my father's anecdotes, is that he was better off as a pow, and
for the most part, he wasn't in the worst places, but he was still lucky to come out
alive.


....... tom klein, toronto

jake6621@hotmail.com wrote:

Randolph Braham"s seminal work on the Hungarian Labor service says many jewish
HLS conscripts were taken as prisoners of war following the battle near Voronezh
in January 1943. Are there any records of these prisoners, after they were captured
by Russia? My great uncle was in this group. His name was Imre Laszlo Havas, born
1910 in Bekes He was in the VI Battalion >from Puspokladany. The battalion's last
recorded location was Saguny, now in Ukraine There are a few Jewish graves here,
from this battle My great-uncle is not among them.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Russian POWs from Hungarian Labor Service #hungary

tom
 

i don't know of many sources of information about the kmsz battalions, but there is
a website in israel with a searchable database, <http://www.hjm.org.il/>, and there
used to be a hungarian site, hadifogoly.hu,which seemed to incorporate hungarian
military records as well as russian records of the pows. (you could tell because the
records were coded with little icons.)i found records for my father and uncle in "hirek
az elhurcoltakrol", both of whom returned >from russia. (only a few years after the
war ended...) but other than that, i have very little documentation of 8 years of his
life (2 years conscripted regular army, and 6 years combined mksz + pow).

what little i know, >from my father's anecdotes, is that he was better off as a pow, and
for the most part, he wasn't in the worst places, but he was still lucky to come out
alive.


....... tom klein, toronto

jake6621@hotmail.com wrote:

Randolph Braham"s seminal work on the Hungarian Labor service says many jewish
HLS conscripts were taken as prisoners of war following the battle near Voronezh
in January 1943. Are there any records of these prisoners, after they were captured
by Russia? My great uncle was in this group. His name was Imre Laszlo Havas, born
1910 in Bekes He was in the VI Battalion >from Puspokladany. The battalion's last
recorded location was Saguny, now in Ukraine There are a few Jewish graves here,
from this battle My great-uncle is not among them.


Re: Modezarhely #hungary

tom
 

it would be best to post the actual manifest to viewmate. it's also interestin
g
in another way: it lists the mother, and 8 children, as all going to join their
father. the eldest child is listed on the manifest as 17 years old (quite convenient
if children under 18 paid a cheaper fare). i'm sure it was a memorable trip.


....... tom klein, toronto

vkahn@kmort.com wrote:

Have you seen passenger manifests or naturalization records for any other family members? That could help you to find the place or at least narrow down the county.

The place could be Hodmezo-Vasarhely in Csongrad megye or Maros-Vasarhely in Maros-Torda (now Romania).


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Modezarhely #hungary

tom
 

it would be best to post the actual manifest to viewmate. it's also interestin
g
in another way: it lists the mother, and 8 children, as all going to join their
father. the eldest child is listed on the manifest as 17 years old (quite convenient
if children under 18 paid a cheaper fare). i'm sure it was a memorable trip.


....... tom klein, toronto

vkahn@kmort.com wrote:

Have you seen passenger manifests or naturalization records for any other family members? That could help you to find the place or at least narrow down the county.

The place could be Hodmezo-Vasarhely in Csongrad megye or Maros-Vasarhely in Maros-Torda (now Romania).


Dvinsk Latvia Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Dvinsk Latvia. This is the 66th of the total of 84
titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on theweb links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included is now available from
Amazon.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

24821 - 24840 of 660565