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German archives notice, posted to Jewishgen circa Jan 2019 #general

Mel Comisarow
 

The search engine for the Jewishgen Main Discussion Group is not working
for postings after November 2018. Circa January 2019 there was a
Jewishgen posting regarding a German archive of Holocaust material that
had just become available. As I recall the archive was in Berlin. Does
anyone recall the website for this archive? Thank you.

Mel Comisarow
Vancouver BC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German archives notice, posted to Jewishgen circa Jan 2019 #general

Mel Comisarow
 

The search engine for the Jewishgen Main Discussion Group is not working
for postings after November 2018. Circa January 2019 there was a
Jewishgen posting regarding a German archive of Holocaust material that
had just become available. As I recall the archive was in Berlin. Does
anyone recall the website for this archive? Thank you.

Mel Comisarow
Vancouver BC


Survindt(a), Latvia? #general

Charles Yaker <cyaker@...>
 

Hello

According to the town database the above town doesn't exist and probably never did.
None the less my mother wrote it on her citizenship application.

The closest name is Sesouliui which interestingly is where my Grandmother did come
from and is close to Vokimeer now Ukmerge the town my my mother always told us she
came from. Sesouliui and Ukmerge aren't that close to Latvian border.

I can understand my mother making a mistake when she applied in 1944 as she was 4
when she arrived in 1913 but what I don't understand is the US government accepting
her application with an obvious mistake or was there a Survindt in Latvia in 1903
when she was born?

There was another error which seems to have escaped whoever approved her
application as she said she had sailed >from Belgium when actually the ship (which
she got correct as I have copy of manifest) sailed >from Glasgow. Her aunt who came
latter that year did sail on a different ship that came >from Antwerp. I can
understand my mother's error but not the Governments.

Thank You
Charles Yaker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Survindt(a), Latvia? #general

Charles Yaker <cyaker@...>
 

Hello

According to the town database the above town doesn't exist and probably never did.
None the less my mother wrote it on her citizenship application.

The closest name is Sesouliui which interestingly is where my Grandmother did come
from and is close to Vokimeer now Ukmerge the town my my mother always told us she
came from. Sesouliui and Ukmerge aren't that close to Latvian border.

I can understand my mother making a mistake when she applied in 1944 as she was 4
when she arrived in 1913 but what I don't understand is the US government accepting
her application with an obvious mistake or was there a Survindt in Latvia in 1903
when she was born?

There was another error which seems to have escaped whoever approved her
application as she said she had sailed >from Belgium when actually the ship (which
she got correct as I have copy of manifest) sailed >from Glasgow. Her aunt who came
latter that year did sail on a different ship that came >from Antwerp. I can
understand my mother's error but not the Governments.

Thank You
Charles Yaker


Join My Virtual Trip to Ukraine #ukraine

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

My first trip to Ukraine, the birthplace of my paternal grandfather, was
over 20 years ago. I have written about and lectured to genealogists many
times about my travel there in 1997 with my family, and then again in 1999
as a JewishGen Shtetlshlepper Group Leader.

As owner of the KehilaLinks website about Lyubar, I have shared my
experiences as well as information about retrieving documents and about the
history of the Jews of Lyubar, Ukraine where my KARGER and SHINDELMAN family
lived for at least 150 years.

In an extraordinary turn of events, material and photos >from the Lyubar
website < https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lyubar/ > is being used by a
German-government funded group called "The Protecting Memory Project" to
erect a memorial on two mass gravesites in Lyubar where relatives were
murdered in 1941. I have been invited to speak at the Opening Ceremony in
Lyubar, Ukraine on June 20, 2019.

If interested, you are invited to follow my travel journal on Tripcast which
will contain photos, videos, and notes about my trip back to 'Ukraine in
2019' by signing up at < https://tripcast.co/i/KG3Q3FJE >

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
genealogysleuth@comcast.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Join My Virtual Trip to Ukraine #ukraine

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

My first trip to Ukraine, the birthplace of my paternal grandfather, was
over 20 years ago. I have written about and lectured to genealogists many
times about my travel there in 1997 with my family, and then again in 1999
as a JewishGen Shtetlshlepper Group Leader.

As owner of the KehilaLinks website about Lyubar, I have shared my
experiences as well as information about retrieving documents and about the
history of the Jews of Lyubar, Ukraine where my KARGER and SHINDELMAN family
lived for at least 150 years.

In an extraordinary turn of events, material and photos >from the Lyubar
website < https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lyubar/ > is being used by a
German-government funded group called "The Protecting Memory Project" to
erect a memorial on two mass gravesites in Lyubar where relatives were
murdered in 1941. I have been invited to speak at the Opening Ceremony in
Lyubar, Ukraine on June 20, 2019.

If interested, you are invited to follow my travel journal on Tripcast which
will contain photos, videos, and notes about my trip back to 'Ukraine in
2019' by signing up at < https://tripcast.co/i/KG3Q3FJE >

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
genealogysleuth@comcast.net


Deportations to Transnistria #general

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has added digitized
documents for 3,350 name records in the collection Jewish Families Deported
from Dorohoi to Transnistria to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV)
database. You can search/request and immediately receive digital copies of
the original documents in your email. Search at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20724.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Deportations to Transnistria #general

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has added digitized
documents for 3,350 name records in the collection Jewish Families Deported
from Dorohoi to Transnistria to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV)
database. You can search/request and immediately receive digital copies of
the original documents in your email. Search at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20724.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Emigration path from the Ukraine #general

Felissa Lashley
 

I am trying to find out what the typical path to the U.S. would have
entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s >from the Cherkassy area of
the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village to a
port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston
was there a network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by
steerage mean? What were sleeping arrangements? How long was the
journey? Would appreciate any help in understanding the brave journey
of my ancetors.

Thank you for any insights.

Felissa Lashley
Austin, TX
frlashley@gmail.com


MODERATOR: Similar discussions have held on this forum over the years. Please
check the JewishGen Discussion Group archives to see some of the points made,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emigration path from the Ukraine #general

Felissa Lashley
 

I am trying to find out what the typical path to the U.S. would have
entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s >from the Cherkassy area of
the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village to a
port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston
was there a network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by
steerage mean? What were sleeping arrangements? How long was the
journey? Would appreciate any help in understanding the brave journey
of my ancetors.

Thank you for any insights.

Felissa Lashley
Austin, TX
frlashley@gmail.com


MODERATOR: Similar discussions have held on this forum over the years. Please
check the JewishGen Discussion Group archives to see some of the points made,


Re: Finding Immigrant Names On Degraded Ellis Island Manifests #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Hi Group,

For the past few years I have been researching how to find immigrant records
on degraded Ellis Island manifest pages. About 5% of such ship pages showed
some sheet damage (ripped, creased, etc.) when they were filmed in 1943 and
1944. I've shared that research in my talks, and by answering and helping
Jenners trying to find "missing" people on the Ellis Island indexes. As was
recently announced, I've now put that experience to paper in an essay that
is posted in the JewishGen InfoFiles titled “Finding Immigrant Names on
Degraded Ellis Island Manifests.”

See: https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Degradedmanifests.html

In the InfoFile I discuss 10 different approaches for finding or at least
getting some clues to these difficult passengers, and show why some
strategies work and others will never work no matter how many name
variations you use. There are two main situations on degraded manifests that
reduce the chances of successful searches.

The first situation is the use of ellipses in the Ellis Island Database
(EIDB), created in the 1990s by the Church of Jesus Christ volunteers.
Volunteer transcribers replaced a missing part of a name on a ripped page
(usually the front of the name) with "...", or substituted "..." for part of
a name that the transcriber could not decipher (e.g. W...in...raub for
Weintraub in one case). The JewishGen InfoFile, "Ellis Island Database FAQ
& Tips", discusses the illegible name ellipsis problem. There are about
425,000 Ellis Island passenger names on the EIDB that contain an ellipsis or
about 3.5% of the often cited 12 million immigrants that passed through
Ellis Island. How many of these could be attributed to degraded pages, and
not illegible handwriting? Using as representative of a degraded manifest
the SS Sicilia's NY voyage in 1907, 79/546 of its passengers have partial
names (the rest of the name ripped off) on the filmed manifest or about
14%. If my very broad assumptions work, then I would expect that 5%
(chance of degraded page) x 14% (chance a name on those degraded pages is a
partial) = 0.7%. Therefore of the 12 million immigrants, I would expect
about 84,000 of them to have a name containing an ellipsis as a result of
damaged sheets.

The second situation is where the entire passenger name no longer exists on
the degraded manifest (but some or all of the rest of the line may still be
intact). How many names/lines of the 12 million might be impacted by this
problem? Using again the SS Sicilia 1907 voyage, 68/546 of its passengers
no longer showed any part of their name on the filmed manifest or about 12%.
(Their lines were not transcribed for the EIDB.) Thus 5% x 12% = 0.6% or
about 75,000 passengers of the 12 million immigrants.

I thank JewishGen for posting my essay and I hope it is helpful to
researchers confronted by degraded manifests and other situations of
difficult Ellis Island passenger searches.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@cox.net


Ancestry Free Access to Global Military Records Through Sunday June 9, 2019 11:59PM ET #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry is offering free access to their global military records through
Sunday June 9, 209 at 11:59 PM ET. https://www.ancestry.com/cs/dday75
Please use the time converter to check the time in your time zone;
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc

To see which records are included in the free offer go to:
https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/39/

Some of the records are transcriptions, and some are the scans of actual
records. On the records, if you wish to save to your computer click on the
green "save" button.

You will have to register with an email address and password. No credit card
information is required. After the free access period ends, you will only
be able to view the records in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry
World Explorer or All Access membership. If you try to access any records
not included in the free offer you will be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Immigrant Names On Degraded Ellis Island Manifests #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Hi Group,

For the past few years I have been researching how to find immigrant records
on degraded Ellis Island manifest pages. About 5% of such ship pages showed
some sheet damage (ripped, creased, etc.) when they were filmed in 1943 and
1944. I've shared that research in my talks, and by answering and helping
Jenners trying to find "missing" people on the Ellis Island indexes. As was
recently announced, I've now put that experience to paper in an essay that
is posted in the JewishGen InfoFiles titled “Finding Immigrant Names on
Degraded Ellis Island Manifests.”

See: https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Degradedmanifests.html

In the InfoFile I discuss 10 different approaches for finding or at least
getting some clues to these difficult passengers, and show why some
strategies work and others will never work no matter how many name
variations you use. There are two main situations on degraded manifests that
reduce the chances of successful searches.

The first situation is the use of ellipses in the Ellis Island Database
(EIDB), created in the 1990s by the Church of Jesus Christ volunteers.
Volunteer transcribers replaced a missing part of a name on a ripped page
(usually the front of the name) with "...", or substituted "..." for part of
a name that the transcriber could not decipher (e.g. W...in...raub for
Weintraub in one case). The JewishGen InfoFile, "Ellis Island Database FAQ
& Tips", discusses the illegible name ellipsis problem. There are about
425,000 Ellis Island passenger names on the EIDB that contain an ellipsis or
about 3.5% of the often cited 12 million immigrants that passed through
Ellis Island. How many of these could be attributed to degraded pages, and
not illegible handwriting? Using as representative of a degraded manifest
the SS Sicilia's NY voyage in 1907, 79/546 of its passengers have partial
names (the rest of the name ripped off) on the filmed manifest or about
14%. If my very broad assumptions work, then I would expect that 5%
(chance of degraded page) x 14% (chance a name on those degraded pages is a
partial) = 0.7%. Therefore of the 12 million immigrants, I would expect
about 84,000 of them to have a name containing an ellipsis as a result of
damaged sheets.

The second situation is where the entire passenger name no longer exists on
the degraded manifest (but some or all of the rest of the line may still be
intact). How many names/lines of the 12 million might be impacted by this
problem? Using again the SS Sicilia 1907 voyage, 68/546 of its passengers
no longer showed any part of their name on the filmed manifest or about 12%.
(Their lines were not transcribed for the EIDB.) Thus 5% x 12% = 0.6% or
about 75,000 passengers of the 12 million immigrants.

I thank JewishGen for posting my essay and I hope it is helpful to
researchers confronted by degraded manifests and other situations of
difficult Ellis Island passenger searches.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@cox.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry Free Access to Global Military Records Through Sunday June 9, 2019 11:59PM ET #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry is offering free access to their global military records through
Sunday June 9, 209 at 11:59 PM ET. https://www.ancestry.com/cs/dday75
Please use the time converter to check the time in your time zone;
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc

To see which records are included in the free offer go to:
https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/39/

Some of the records are transcriptions, and some are the scans of actual
records. On the records, if you wish to save to your computer click on the
green "save" button.

You will have to register with an email address and password. No credit card
information is required. After the free access period ends, you will only
be able to view the records in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry
World Explorer or All Access membership. If you try to access any records
not included in the free offer you will be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen


Rosenblatt family of Rosenblatt Meats #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of the Rosenblatt family which
includes the siblings - Yechiel Mechel Rosenblatt, Uri (Irving)
Rosenblatt, Moshe Rosenblatt and Cantor Phillip Pinchas Rosenblatt,
died in February 2015.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rav Francis of Chicago Kollel #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out who he married and who his children are (3 sons and
5 daughters). His ancestry traces back to the Francos and Horowitz
rabbinical families.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rosenblatt family of Rosenblatt Meats #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of the Rosenblatt family which
includes the siblings - Yechiel Mechel Rosenblatt, Uri (Irving)
Rosenblatt, Moshe Rosenblatt and Cantor Phillip Pinchas Rosenblatt,
died in February 2015.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Francis of Chicago Kollel #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out who he married and who his children are (3 sons and
5 daughters). His ancestry traces back to the Francos and Horowitz
rabbinical families.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JGS of Central Maryland - June 25 program - A Preview of Family Tree #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland invites you to a free program.
Program: A Preview of Family Tree Maker 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 PM =E2=80=93 9:00 PM
Some of the new features include:

Turn Back Time - FTM 2019 keeps track of every one of your last thousand changes.

FamilySearch Integration 2.0 - Lots of news here starting with the ability to
download an entire branch >from a FamilySearch tree into FTM 2019.

Smart Filters - In FTM 2017 we introduced the ability to save filtered lists. Now
those lists just got smarter. The filter that created the list actively gathers any
new people that meet that filter's criteria that are added to your tree.

Profile Picture Perfection - New profile picture cropping tool. Smart technology
detects the person's face and zooms just the right amount, then crops a perfect
square so that it fits perfectly on each leaf of your tree

TreeVault Cloud Services - view your tree on their smartphones and tablets and
send notes back to you. You'll know what the weather was like the day your
grandfather was born.

FTM Connect (Trademark) is a free mobile app (for iPad, iPhone and coming soon for
Android) that displays your latest FTM tree anywhere, and even when your computer
is off. Handy for sharing your tree with relatives or for using your iPad as a
second monitor with your continuously updated tree.

Historical Weather (Trademark) puts color in your family story with more than a
billion historical weather records. Dates will never be boring again.

The Residences at Vantage Point (formerly Vantage House)
5400 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, Maryland 21044

Pre-Registration required for this free program.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-tree-maker-at-the-jgs-central-maryland-tickets-62928215988
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y4mffyqm )
For more information, contact Marlene Bishow at mlbishow@comcast.net.

Posted by
Shelley K. Pollero
JGS of Central Maryland
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net=


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Central Maryland - June 25 program - A Preview of Family Tree #general

Shelley K. Pollero
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland invites you to a free program.
Program: A Preview of Family Tree Maker 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 PM =E2=80=93 9:00 PM
Some of the new features include:

Turn Back Time - FTM 2019 keeps track of every one of your last thousand changes.

FamilySearch Integration 2.0 - Lots of news here starting with the ability to
download an entire branch >from a FamilySearch tree into FTM 2019.

Smart Filters - In FTM 2017 we introduced the ability to save filtered lists. Now
those lists just got smarter. The filter that created the list actively gathers any
new people that meet that filter's criteria that are added to your tree.

Profile Picture Perfection - New profile picture cropping tool. Smart technology
detects the person's face and zooms just the right amount, then crops a perfect
square so that it fits perfectly on each leaf of your tree

TreeVault Cloud Services - view your tree on their smartphones and tablets and
send notes back to you. You'll know what the weather was like the day your
grandfather was born.

FTM Connect (Trademark) is a free mobile app (for iPad, iPhone and coming soon for
Android) that displays your latest FTM tree anywhere, and even when your computer
is off. Handy for sharing your tree with relatives or for using your iPad as a
second monitor with your continuously updated tree.

Historical Weather (Trademark) puts color in your family story with more than a
billion historical weather records. Dates will never be boring again.

The Residences at Vantage Point (formerly Vantage House)
5400 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, Maryland 21044

Pre-Registration required for this free program.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-tree-maker-at-the-jgs-central-maryland-tickets-62928215988
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y4mffyqm )
For more information, contact Marlene Bishow at mlbishow@comcast.net.

Posted by
Shelley K. Pollero
JGS of Central Maryland
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net=

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