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Results of My Search for Ruzena FARKAS #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to all of the wonderful family researchers who responded to my
message about my cousin Ruzena FARKAS but especially to Renee Steinig
and Sherri Bobbish. Renee provided a link to the testimony that
Ruzena's mother Louise recorded for Spielberg's Shoah project and to
a marvelous website that include a narrative about Louise and her
husband Lazar and a marvelous painting that David Jon Kassari created
of the couple. Check it out at
https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/oil-painting/portraits-holocaust-survivors-david-jon-kassan
[or https://tinyurl.com/yymrpqe6 --Mod.]

It definitely takes a village!!

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Results of My Search for Ruzena FARKAS #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to all of the wonderful family researchers who responded to my
message about my cousin Ruzena FARKAS but especially to Renee Steinig
and Sherri Bobbish. Renee provided a link to the testimony that
Ruzena's mother Louise recorded for Spielberg's Shoah project and to
a marvelous website that include a narrative about Louise and her
husband Lazar and a marvelous painting that David Jon Kassari created
of the couple. Check it out at
https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/oil-painting/portraits-holocaust-survivors-david-jon-kassan
[or https://tinyurl.com/yymrpqe6 --Mod.]

It definitely takes a village!!

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


Massachusetts guidance #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hello,
I'm researching a new family tonight and found 2 young sisters that died at
a young age. One before 1910 and one before 1920. They were born in
Springfield, Massachusetts and I am guessing died in that state. Any
suggestions are how I can find their death dates. It does not seem to be on
the usually sites to look at and doubtful an obit back then. Is there maybe
a cemetery section for young children? Their parents died one before 1930
and one after but that brought me to a dead end also.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Trudy Barch, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Massachusetts guidance #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hello,
I'm researching a new family tonight and found 2 young sisters that died at
a young age. One before 1910 and one before 1920. They were born in
Springfield, Massachusetts and I am guessing died in that state. Any
suggestions are how I can find their death dates. It does not seem to be on
the usually sites to look at and doubtful an obit back then. Is there maybe
a cemetery section for young children? Their parents died one before 1930
and one after but that brought me to a dead end also.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Trudy Barch, Florida


Re: (Greece) 75th Anniversary of Jewish Deportation from Island of Rhodes #sephardic

COMCAST Pop
 

Thanks for posting this here. This format is much easier to read than the old list and the ability to have a photo is a big improvement.
Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria VA


ViewMate translation request from old german to english ,1857 passport rzeszow poland #general

Ruben Weiser
 

Hi to all
It is an old Passport dated 1857 >from the town of rzeszow in poland

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=VM74707
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Ruben weiser
Buenos aires
Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request from old german to english ,1857 passport rzeszow poland #general

Ruben Weiser
 

Hi to all
It is an old Passport dated 1857 >from the town of rzeszow in poland

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=VM74707
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Ruben weiser
Buenos aires
Argentina


Re: Visit JewishGen’s New Website!

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

Hi Ariel,

I can’t help you with your questions about the new website but here are some answers for your questions concerning the new discussion group. 

You can send messages to this group from any email client. Just use the address: main@JewishGen.groups.io

If you are trying to reply to a message that you have received, just hit reply in your email client. Make sure to include some quoted text so that your message has some context.

Messages are moderated for most new members and cannot be seen until approved by one of the groups moderators.

If you continue to have issues posting directly from your email client, please feel to contact me at hopko@... and I can try to troubleshoot the issue with you.

Thanks for joining!

Concerning the new discussion group beta, I like also its looks but I see some drawbacks to the previous version: 
- I cannot answer or post directly from my mail. I have to navigate to the new platform in order to do it.That means more work for the same result and that could generate less posts from the users.
- In addition, I need to create a new identifier in order to post (so now I need two different ones to deal with JG).
-  As I post directly on the site. How will moderators control it? Will it be published until the moderator reviews it? Before, the moderators would ensure what reached the users.
- If posts are available until review, the possibility to add links on the posts could have some security risks.
------------------------------
Rachel Hopper
rkhphotography.net
r-hopper@...
Ft. Collins, CO



Re: Visit JewishGen’s New Website!

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi Avrami,

I like a lot the new design of the home page, congratulations !
Here are some thoughts about it:
- On the previous version I was able to enter directly from the home page to the JGFF, Viewmate, Kehilalinks, databases... through the submenus under databases and research just on top of the page. Now I have to scroll down, search for the right icon and sometimes navigate through 2 pages to reach the same destinations. It would be nice to keep the quick links on top for experienced users.
- When I navigate to another page, it's a big contrast between the looks of the new home page and the other pages that keep the same old look. Are you planning to migrate all other pages to the same template ?

Concerning the new discussion group beta, I like also its looks but I see some drawbacks to the previous version: 
- I cannot answer or post directly from my mail. I have to navigate to the new platform in order to do it.That means more work for the same result and that could generate less posts from the users.
- In addition, I need to create a new identifier in order to post (so now I need two different ones to deal with JG).
-  As I post directly on the site. How will moderators control it? Will it be published until the moderator reviews it? Before, the moderators would ensure what reached the users.
- If posts are available until review, the possibility to add links on the posts could have some security risks.

Best,
Ariel


words for step-grandparents? #general

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Hello all,
I am trying to locate the family of Max Kroop who married Anna (Annie)
Rifkin on June 28, 1910 in New York City, probably in Brooklyn. I am
also trying to locate the family of Robert Goldstein who married Annie
Rifkin on June 12, 1920, also in New York City, probably Brooklyn. It
appears that Annie, Max and Robert were all born in Russia. I have
copies of their marriage certificates but have not been able to trace
anything.
Is there a special (honorific) word (either Russian or Yiddish) that
would have been used in the early part of the 1900's when a child
speaks to the parents of her mother's husband?
All help greatly appreciated,
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen words for step-grandparents? #general

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Hello all,
I am trying to locate the family of Max Kroop who married Anna (Annie)
Rifkin on June 28, 1910 in New York City, probably in Brooklyn. I am
also trying to locate the family of Robert Goldstein who married Annie
Rifkin on June 12, 1920, also in New York City, probably Brooklyn. It
appears that Annie, Max and Robert were all born in Russia. I have
copies of their marriage certificates but have not been able to trace
anything.
Is there a special (honorific) word (either Russian or Yiddish) that
would have been used in the early part of the 1900's when a child
speaks to the parents of her mother's husband?
All help greatly appreciated,
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, NY


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois to host University of Chicago mathematician at Aug. 25, 2019, meeting #general

events@...
 

Amateur genealogist Zalman Usiskin will share "More Stories about Things
I've Learned >from Doing Genealogy" at the Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, meeting
of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610
Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. His presentation starts at 2 p.m.

Sign-in, networking with others interested in Jewish genealogy, and
access to the 800-volume JGSI research library and genealogy help desk
staffed by family history mavens will be available starting at 12:30
p.m.

Usiskin has been interested in the genealogy of the various branches of
his family since he was a teenager. Over the years, he has compiled
family trees on three of his four grandparents with a total of more than
4,800 named relatives. On his paternal great-grandfather's line he has
names of more than 1,000 descendants of Usiskins all over the world but
has never been able to definitively verify that any are blood relatives.

Usiskin, born in Chicago, is an emeritus professor of mathematics
education at the University of Chicago. In his field, he has given talks
in all 50 states and 27 foreign countries and has been a major speaker
at national and international conferences. This will mark the fourth
time that he has spoken at a JGSI meeting. In 2002, he spoke about
writing and distributing a family tree book. In 2015, he described
three examples of how people arranged genealogical information into
coffee table books for distribution to relatives. Last December, he
delivered a presentation called "Stories about Things I've Learned >from
Doing Genealogy."

Usiskin is a fine storyteller, and JGSI immediately invited him back
when we heard that he had more stories to tell that offer research
lessons or hints that might help others doing genealogy.

In his new presentation, questions are raised and discussed: Who goes on
a family tree? To what extent are family stories "cleansed"? How did a
"black sheep" of the family turn out to be just the opposite? How did
some Jews survive World War II in Europe and how might they be found
even today? How did DNA help to find both biological parents of someone
who was adopted? And he will explain how his wife's heritage can be
traced back to Adam and Eve. (What? You are skeptical?) Come to this
event to hear his explanation.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois to host University of Chicago mathematician at Aug. 25, 2019, meeting #general

events@...
 

Amateur genealogist Zalman Usiskin will share "More Stories about Things
I've Learned >from Doing Genealogy" at the Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, meeting
of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610
Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. His presentation starts at 2 p.m.

Sign-in, networking with others interested in Jewish genealogy, and
access to the 800-volume JGSI research library and genealogy help desk
staffed by family history mavens will be available starting at 12:30
p.m.

Usiskin has been interested in the genealogy of the various branches of
his family since he was a teenager. Over the years, he has compiled
family trees on three of his four grandparents with a total of more than
4,800 named relatives. On his paternal great-grandfather's line he has
names of more than 1,000 descendants of Usiskins all over the world but
has never been able to definitively verify that any are blood relatives.

Usiskin, born in Chicago, is an emeritus professor of mathematics
education at the University of Chicago. In his field, he has given talks
in all 50 states and 27 foreign countries and has been a major speaker
at national and international conferences. This will mark the fourth
time that he has spoken at a JGSI meeting. In 2002, he spoke about
writing and distributing a family tree book. In 2015, he described
three examples of how people arranged genealogical information into
coffee table books for distribution to relatives. Last December, he
delivered a presentation called "Stories about Things I've Learned >from
Doing Genealogy."

Usiskin is a fine storyteller, and JGSI immediately invited him back
when we heard that he had more stories to tell that offer research
lessons or hints that might help others doing genealogy.

In his new presentation, questions are raised and discussed: Who goes on
a family tree? To what extent are family stories "cleansed"? How did a
"black sheep" of the family turn out to be just the opposite? How did
some Jews survive World War II in Europe and how might they be found
even today? How did DNA help to find both biological parents of someone
who was adopted? And he will explain how his wife's heritage can be
traced back to Adam and Eve. (What? You are skeptical?) Come to this
event to hear his explanation.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Synagogue in Vilnius closes temporarily for security concerns #lithuania

Andrew Seidenberg <andrew.seidenberg@...>
 

Jewish community closed Vilnius Synagogue for 2 days citing security
concerns following removal of plaque honoring anti-Soviet hero who
also was Holocaust collaborator

See article below for further details:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/08/06/lithuania-vilnius-synagogue-closed/

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The link to this article is being shared as
a one-time informational announcement and will not be the
beginning of a thread.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Synagogue in Vilnius closes temporarily for security concerns #lithuania

Andrew Seidenberg <andrew.seidenberg@...>
 

Jewish community closed Vilnius Synagogue for 2 days citing security
concerns following removal of plaque honoring anti-Soviet hero who
also was Holocaust collaborator

See article below for further details:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/08/06/lithuania-vilnius-synagogue-closed/

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The link to this article is being shared as
a one-time informational announcement and will not be the
beginning of a thread.


Seeking information re: Jakob Michael HONIG and his family #germany

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently received information regarding the death of Jakob Michael
HONIG in Kassel, Germany. His death notice stated that he died on 1/12/1915
at the age of 43 (which would mean he was born in 1872) and that he was born
in Brody, Poland to Abraham Josef HONIG and Scheindel WILDER (my paternal
great-grandparents). His son Abraham Josef HONIG was the person that
recorded his death (it appears that he was named after his grandfather).
The record of death also noted that Jakob Michael's father was a businessman
and was already deceased in 1915, and mentions the wife of Jakob Michael
HONIG as Anna Debora (Anna Debora BRIEFWECHSLER).

A record of their children's birth was found on JewishGen as follows:
Abraham Josef HONIG born 09/13/1989 in Treysa, Germany; Rosa HONIG , born
03/26/1900 in Treysa, Germany; and Pepi HONIG born 05/27/1896 also in
Treysa, Germany. I have not been able to find any more records regarding
Jakob Michael HONIG's birth and other events in his life (other than his age
at the time of his death as noted above).

I would like to find out more about the life of Jakob Michael HONIG as well
as that of his wife, Anna Debora BRIEFWECHSLER, and their family. Any
assistance you can provide would be most appreciated.

Joyce Eastman, Orange City, FL USA wildwoman@cfl.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Seeking information re: Jakob Michael HONIG and his family #germany

Joyce Eastman
 

I have recently received information regarding the death of Jakob Michael
HONIG in Kassel, Germany. His death notice stated that he died on 1/12/1915
at the age of 43 (which would mean he was born in 1872) and that he was born
in Brody, Poland to Abraham Josef HONIG and Scheindel WILDER (my paternal
great-grandparents). His son Abraham Josef HONIG was the person that
recorded his death (it appears that he was named after his grandfather).
The record of death also noted that Jakob Michael's father was a businessman
and was already deceased in 1915, and mentions the wife of Jakob Michael
HONIG as Anna Debora (Anna Debora BRIEFWECHSLER).

A record of their children's birth was found on JewishGen as follows:
Abraham Josef HONIG born 09/13/1989 in Treysa, Germany; Rosa HONIG , born
03/26/1900 in Treysa, Germany; and Pepi HONIG born 05/27/1896 also in
Treysa, Germany. I have not been able to find any more records regarding
Jakob Michael HONIG's birth and other events in his life (other than his age
at the time of his death as noted above).

I would like to find out more about the life of Jakob Michael HONIG as well
as that of his wife, Anna Debora BRIEFWECHSLER, and their family. Any
assistance you can provide would be most appreciated.

Joyce Eastman, Orange City, FL USA wildwoman@cfl.rr.com


Mt Sharon Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Does this cemetery have an on line listing of it's burials? If so
does someone have the e-mail address?

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt Sharon Cemetery, Delaware County, Pennsylvania #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Does this cemetery have an on line listing of it's burials? If so
does someone have the e-mail address?

Steve Pickholtz
Tabernacle, NJ


Israel relatives - GUTMAN #general

Michael Weinstein <einstein1250@...>
 

I am trading to track down relatives in Israel with the surname Gutman
or Guzman. I recently found a listing in a 1965 phone directory for
uz Pessah butcher shop at ** Sheinken in Givatayim. Pessah was married
to a cousin named Laiku. Thy had two children. Yichael had married a
woman named Shifra (Sarah) and they lived in Givatayim with their
children. The second son David had lived in Ashquelon. Laiku's mother,
Haiku, was the older sister of my grandmother, Anna Goldman (Nee: Berg).
The family had emigrated to Israel in the late 1940s. Their shtetl town
was Ostrog, Russia, now Ukraine. If this information rings a bell to
anyone in the group, please contact me.

Michael Weinstein

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