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Hebrew Given name on headstone #translation

R Jaffer
 

I can read her father's name, but don't recognize this woman's Hebrew name, Sheyn...? Thank you for your help.


JewishGen seeks volunteer webinar coordinator #general

Karen Leon
 

JewishGen seeks a volunteer to coordinate the technical and logistical aspects of future webinars. If you have webinar or Zoom meeting experience and would like to contribute to the production of new programs, please contact Volunteer Manager, Karen Leon, at kleon@... for more information.  
 
 

Karen Leon

Volunteer Coordinator

JewishGen.org

 


Re: Vital Records for Mariyampil in the Ivano-Frankivsk District from 1857 to 1920 #galicia #records

Mark Halpern
 

Hi Trudie:

The surname list that Alex Krakovsky has was developed by JRI-Poland, not Krakovsky. And you do not really need that list. You should just search the JRI-Poland database https://www.jri-poland.org/jriplweb.htm for your surnames and town=Stanislawow. You will not only find how many matching entries are in the JRI-Poland database, you will see the entire index entry. 

In addition to the online index entries, JRI-Poland has some index entries for Stanislawow that are not online. If you would like a search of those offline indices to identify if your surnames are in those records, please send me a private email with your surnames. 

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Stanislawow Area Coordinator

On 2020-08-10 6:24 pm, Trudie Seuss Stapleton wrote:

Sharon,

I am searching for vital records for HORNSTEIN from Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine (Stanislawow).
I would like to see if Simon Hornstein DOB 1844, his parents Itzig & Hinde Hornstein appears on Alex Krovsky's scanned documents.

 

Would you please send me the download link to Alex Krovsky's scanned documents?

 

Thank you,

Trudie Stapleton

Carlsbad, CA


Lazarus Finkelstein #lithuania #records

mjr92115@...
 

I descend from a famous centenarian, Lazarus (Eleazar) Finkelstein of Mariampol, who was 109 when he died in Chicago in 1918. Many newspaper stories about him, but NOTHING in any Census. Yet I believe he came to the US in the 1880s, so I can't think whey there would not be some listing. Any ideas?


2020 Jewish Genealogy Conference Bessarabia Research meeting #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

40th International Jewish Genealogy conference started today.   We had Bessarabia Research group meeting.  I saw about 50 people attending the meeting.
I want to thank everybody who listened to the session, asked questions.

I have posted slides at our Bessarabia website.  You can go to conferences section and find this conference,  or for easy access, here is a direct link:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/conferences/2020/BessarabiaSIGMeeting.pdf

We can continue our Q & A session. Please write to the discussion group with Subject: 2020 Jewish Genealogy Conference Bessarabia Research meeting #bessarabia, you can reply to this post.

Hope you have a good time at the conference, and find new methods and ideas of how to continue your research.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Research Group Leader and Coordinator


Re: Zacks/Sacks, Rosenblum, in Toronto #canada

mjr92115@...
 

Nathan Phillips, the beloved mayor of Toronto, was a Rosenblum on his mother's side. I believe his children/grandchildren still live in Toronto and they'd probably be easy to locate. I am also a Rosenblum descendant, probably related to the mayor, though I don't know all the names in his tree--nor do I recognize the names you mention.. My Rosenblum connection is via Samuel Rosenblum of Kovno. Another probable relative was Herzl Rosenblum (Vardi), one of the founding fathers of Israel.


Re: Vital Records for Mariyampil in the Ivano-Frankivsk District from 1857 to 1920 #galicia #records

Trudie Seuss Stapleton
 

Sharon,

I am searching for vital records for HORNSTEIN from Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine (Stanislawow).
I would like to see if Simon Hornstein DOB 1844, his parents Itzig & Hinde Hornstein appears on Alex Krovsky’s scanned documents.

 

Would you please send me the download link to Alex Krovsky’s scanned documents?

 

Thank you,

Trudie Stapleton

Carlsbad, CA


Re: Additional 19th C. Vilna City record sources – Archival Records of the Merchant class #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

Here is the map I meant to attach to the original posting.


Helen Gottesman
 


-- just found my husband's paternal grandfathers naturalization record for Max gottesman. We were told he grew up near Munkach/Mukacevo. His record shows two different spellings in Hungary neither of which I can find on Jewishgen.org or by googling the names .Any clues on Berth Bikurst for Max or Berek Bikush for his wife Fannie?I

Helen Gottesman

Boca Raton, Florida

Searching Schwarz Roding Germany
Gottesman from Munkacevo area
Dobrin,Davidsohn,Segall. Lublinski in Bukofzer Tuchel/Tuchola  Poland/West Prussia
Greenhut/Grunhut Germany, Bohemia/Czechlovakia
Bukofzer, Zempelburg, West prussia/Poland


Re: Magid's Toldot Michpachat Ginzburg #rabbinic

Alan Ehrlich
 

Noticing just now that Jim Bennett's post here is from the JGen archive... and dates from 2004 'jogged' my memory. Sadly, in fact, Jim passed away back in 2015  https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/education-minister-naftali-bennets-father-jim-passes-away-at-73-415067


Additional 19th C. Vilna City record sources – Archival Records of the Merchant class #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The most commonly known and available 19th record sources for the city of Vilna include the vital records and revision lists. The vital records as well as the 9th and 10th revisions of 1850/51 and 1858 are online. The 8th revision of 1834 is partially complete, and earlier 19th Century revisions, although available on microfilm, have not yet made it to the ALD. The 1784 and 1795 revision lists are available, albeit without surnames. The 1765 revision list is only available as pdf images (original content, no transliteration).  Identification of a relative in the earliest vital records or the 1834 revision list may not be sufficient to identify relatives in the 1795 RL. This situation limits how far back a researcher can trace his or her roots.

Whereas we are always seeking to add names and dates to our family trees, now is a good time to step back while we wait for the early 19th Century revision lists to be released as Excel files and ultimately, released to the ALD. This is a good time to consider filling in the details of our ancestors lives where there is information available to us.

An additional resource that is available for Vilna city are the records of the Jewish merchant class. This did not include all merchants but rather, those who registered their level of capital and were admitted to one of the three merchant guilds depending on their assets. Fortunately, Dr. Aelita Ambruleviciute has published a book listing all the registered Jewish merchants in a book titled “Vilniaus Pirkliai Zydai 1801 – 1861 – (sarasas)”. The English title is “Vilna Jewish Merchants 1801 – 1861 – (list)”. The author lists the Jewish merchants found in LVIA F937, 515 and 517. The added benefits of this publication are numerous. Although the title indicates the publication is a list of merchants, a biogram for each merchant is included and may contain a significant amount of information. The more prolific the business dealings of a merchant, the more information which is found. A sample listing shown below, provided by Dr. Ambruleviciute, highlights the wealth of information contained therein, although not all listings are as informative as this example. Other listings may only have a single business activity and typically includes family members.

Jakubson Vulf Jankeliovicz [1773]

 Family wife Raska [1780], s. Abram [1814], d. Sheina Geska [1808], d. Basia Feiga [1813]

1825, 1826, 1828–1830, 1832–1835 – III g.

In 1825, in Daiches house, no. 1314, had soap, salt and candles shop (d. Shiena Geska). In 1826, in Pilsuckij house, no. 199 – grocery goods shop (d. Belia Feiga). In 1828, in Zaikovskij square, on the shore of Vilnelė river had a firewood depot (himself) and in Zaikovskij house, no. 294 – cafe (zh. Raska), in Tishkevicz house, no. 382 – a haberdashery shop (d. Basia Feiga). In 1829, in Davrovskij house, no. 763, sold timber (himself), in Eksdivizorskij house, no. 235, had draper’s shop (d. Basia), in Zaikovskij house, no. 294 – a hotel (zh. Raska). In 1830, in Eksdivizorskij house, no. 235, had draper’s shop (d. Basia) and in Zaikovskij house, no. 294 – a poolroom (zh. Chaja). In 1832, in Zaikovskij house, no. 294 – a hotel (wife), on Ulczickij, Girsh Aronovicz and Davrovskij shore [of Vilnelė river] – firewood depot (himself). In 1833 made contracts. 1835 sold timber, made contracts.

From the sample record above, since Vulf had family members operating some of his businesses, they are not only called out, but birthyears are indicated as well. The house numbers refer to the house numbering system at the time. There is a map from 1808 which shows a partial listing of  house numbers and that has been attached to this message.

Dr. Ambruleviciute has written a second volume covering the latter years of the 19th Century. This volume is not yet published and contains information on family members for about 10% of the listed merchants. Researchers with questions about how to obtain the first volume should contact me privately.

As an aside, additional merchant listings for the early 19th Century are available in the various issues of Vsia Vilna (All Vilna). If there is anyone with a family from Vilna who would like me to do a lookup in one of these lists, please contact me.

Joel Ratner
Newton,MA


MSTISLAVSKY from Chernigov #ukraine

Lisa Liel
 

I'm trying to track down information on the MSTISLAVSKY family from Chernigov.  My maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother's father was Nison TSIMBEROV.  I believe his brother Abram was married to Gisia MSTISLAVSKY.  And their daughter Golda was married to Moshe ben Hirsch MSTISLAVSKY.  As of 1882, Abram and his family were registered in Starodub and were living in Shostka.  Moshe and Golda and their family lived next door to them in Shostka, but were registered in Novgorod Seversky.

Nison's granddaughter (my great-great-aunt) married Louis DUBNOW, and I know that Simon DUBNOW, the famous historian, was from MSTISLAV, and sometimes used M. MSTISLAVSKY as a pseudonym.  I have no idea if there's a connection there.

Thanks,
Lisa Liel


Re: Searching:TSIBULSKY #ukraine

elissa7@...
 

I have never seen this name other than on a piece of paper on my Mom's possession that we came across after her death.  Her family names include Feldman which was supposedly Feldon, Goldman, Sabatsky, possibly Kosbsky too.  


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83113
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Paul Moverman
Milford, NH, USA


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83686
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Paul Moverman
Milford, NH, USA


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #translation

paulmoverman@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83700
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Paul Moverman
Milford, NH, USA


Re: Probate in Oklahoma? #usa #records

Sherri Bobish
 


David,

Oklahoma Descent and Distribution
https://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-84/section-84-213/

Have fun trying to work through this legal jargon!

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Re: Name of Marrero possibly Marrano from Puerto Rico. Possibly Jewish? #names #latinamerica

Sally Bruckheimer
 

" I been told that my family came from spain but they wasn't spanish they were Jewish.  They said that my last name change during the time but originally was "Marrano" "

Most, if not all, people of Iberian descent have some small % of Sephardic ancestry, since there were a lot  Sephardim there and  many forced / coerced / whatever conversions; and it is now 5 centuries back to the Expulsion, and more than 6 since the troubles started in 1391.  But you will have to find records of your family back until that point to see if anyone was Jewish (if you can).

And the Sephardi considered themselves Spanish for many years after the Espulsion. Marrano was a slur and not used by Jews.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ



Re: Online trees #general

Max Heffler
 

I think to some extent this is a “religious” issue in that those that believe in private trees and those that believe in a single One World Tree are rooted in their choices. I know I am. Much as in politics, or even religions, there is an element of faith that makes some of unwilling to sway from our own beliefs…


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Re: The Given Name Sissel #names #germany

Myrna Waters
 

My ggmother from Galicia was named Suessel.  She had a brother called Sussie aka Salman or Salomon or Samuel.  His name varies on the various birth records of his children.