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Victims of WWII forest mass murders in Holocaust near Riga #latvia

verachudna <verachudna@...>
 

My grandmother, cousin and her family were murdered in the forests near
Riga. Is there any listing of the victims or other information. I have
reviewed the University of Latvia database and found them there.
My name is Vera Salter and I live in New Rochelle NY USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Victims of WWII forest mass murders in Holocaust near Riga #latvia

verachudna <verachudna@...>
 

My grandmother, cousin and her family were murdered in the forests near
Riga. Is there any listing of the victims or other information. I have
reviewed the University of Latvia database and found them there.
My name is Vera Salter and I live in New Rochelle NY USA


need advice on upcoming trip to Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia #latvia

Leah Kushner
 

Hi Fellow Latvians

I am new to the group. I need some advice and assistance. I am
working on my genealogy family tree. It turns out all 3 of my
grandparents are >from different parts of Russia. I happen to be going
to Eastern Europe next April and am planning visit the shtetl's of all
my grandparents. I need assistance. I have never been to Russia. Has
anyone gone or knows anyone who has?

I am looking for a guide familiar with Jewish Russia. I will be
going to: (Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia).

I am also looking for resources so I can best uncover my family
story before I arrive.

My paternal grandfather was >from Latvia. His immigration paperwork
indicated he was born in Donneburg and other times it was Donneberg
and another time Dunaberg.

Nathan Kushner (spelled a variety of ways) , my grandfather, was born
in Donnenberg or Donneburg Dunaberg, Dinaburg I believe in Daugavpils
Latvia in 1890-1959. His parents are Morris Kushner 1862-1927 and
Chaya Leah (Ida) Shvei Swacy 1863-1926. There were children: Bertha
1888, Zhakarie 1890, Lena 1893-1970, Anna 1894, Max 1898-1980, Amelia
1903-1989. They immigrated in 1892 and lived in the Bronx. I have
been able to find some of his siblings and their children living in
the United States. He died in Providence Rhode Island. He was a
strong labor leader in the garment industry, was the President of the
New England Chapter with the AFL-CIO ( I have his pin) and I also have
his Hebrew pocket watch and his tallus and his old camera. I
understand >from my dad that there was family living in Russia.

I would like to know more about the shtetl especially during this time
period but also after they left.

How could I found out about family that remained? I would like more in
depth history of the Jews in that area, during the pogroms and what
life was like for the Jews then, during WW2 and even now? What kind I
expect when I arrive, the sentiment of the local community now? What
documentation and resources are available to track my family? Has
anyone visited or know anyone who has? Does anyone have any referrals
for guides to help me in this journey?

Warmly,
Leah Kushner
born in Philadelphia, PA living in California.
heartweave.leah@gmail.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia need advice on upcoming trip to Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia #latvia

Leah Kushner
 

Hi Fellow Latvians

I am new to the group. I need some advice and assistance. I am
working on my genealogy family tree. It turns out all 3 of my
grandparents are >from different parts of Russia. I happen to be going
to Eastern Europe next April and am planning visit the shtetl's of all
my grandparents. I need assistance. I have never been to Russia. Has
anyone gone or knows anyone who has?

I am looking for a guide familiar with Jewish Russia. I will be
going to: (Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Bessarabia).

I am also looking for resources so I can best uncover my family
story before I arrive.

My paternal grandfather was >from Latvia. His immigration paperwork
indicated he was born in Donneburg and other times it was Donneberg
and another time Dunaberg.

Nathan Kushner (spelled a variety of ways) , my grandfather, was born
in Donnenberg or Donneburg Dunaberg, Dinaburg I believe in Daugavpils
Latvia in 1890-1959. His parents are Morris Kushner 1862-1927 and
Chaya Leah (Ida) Shvei Swacy 1863-1926. There were children: Bertha
1888, Zhakarie 1890, Lena 1893-1970, Anna 1894, Max 1898-1980, Amelia
1903-1989. They immigrated in 1892 and lived in the Bronx. I have
been able to find some of his siblings and their children living in
the United States. He died in Providence Rhode Island. He was a
strong labor leader in the garment industry, was the President of the
New England Chapter with the AFL-CIO ( I have his pin) and I also have
his Hebrew pocket watch and his tallus and his old camera. I
understand >from my dad that there was family living in Russia.

I would like to know more about the shtetl especially during this time
period but also after they left.

How could I found out about family that remained? I would like more in
depth history of the Jews in that area, during the pogroms and what
life was like for the Jews then, during WW2 and even now? What kind I
expect when I arrive, the sentiment of the local community now? What
documentation and resources are available to track my family? Has
anyone visited or know anyone who has? Does anyone have any referrals
for guides to help me in this journey?

Warmly,
Leah Kushner
born in Philadelphia, PA living in California.
heartweave.leah@gmail.com


(US) National Archives Program on America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives is celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment
which gave women the right to vote. As part of the National Archives
"Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" series, they are holding a
book talk and signing on May 23, 2019 at 7:00PM entitled, "America's Jewish
Women: A History >from Colonial Times to Today" with Pamela Nadell, American
University. This will include women form Emma Lazarus poet to labor
organizer Bessie Hillman and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

For those of us not in Washington DC we can watch this live streamed on
National Archives YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg27nyWaKAc

To read more about the exhibit and other programs as part of this series
see: https://tinyurl.com/y3blx66q

Original url:
https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/americas-jewish-women-a-history-from-colonial-times-to-today

And for the entire series: https://www.archives.gov/women

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Program on America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives is celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment
which gave women the right to vote. As part of the National Archives
"Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" series, they are holding a
book talk and signing on May 23, 2019 at 7:00PM entitled, "America's Jewish
Women: A History >from Colonial Times to Today" with Pamela Nadell, American
University. This will include women form Emma Lazarus poet to labor
organizer Bessie Hillman and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

For those of us not in Washington DC we can watch this live streamed on
National Archives YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg27nyWaKAc

To read more about the exhibit and other programs as part of this series
see: https://tinyurl.com/y3blx66q

Original url:
https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/americas-jewish-women-a-history-from-colonial-times-to-today

And for the entire series: https://www.archives.gov/women

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Passenger Lists for the SS Gallia - 1896-1899 #general

Meron Lavie
 

Hi,

Where could I find passenger lists for the SS Gallia, 1896-1899? It usually
sailed >from the UK to Halifax, I believe.

TIA,
Meron LAVIE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger Lists for the SS Gallia - 1896-1899 #general

Meron Lavie
 

Hi,

Where could I find passenger lists for the SS Gallia, 1896-1899? It usually
sailed >from the UK to Halifax, I believe.

TIA,
Meron LAVIE


Re: ALBAHARY #romania

Inacio Steinhardt
 

I cannot answer specific what you need to know, but perhaps I can
contribute with some side information that maybe you don't know yet.
Albahary is a frequent Sephardic name not only in the Balkans but also
in Morocco and other North African countries
It is an Arab word meaning ">from the sea". "Bahar" is "sea" in Arabic.
Some Jews which used originally this surname have translated in Spanish
speaking countries to Delmar, with the same meaning - ">from the sea".

There was a family Delmar in Ponta Delgada, Azores islands.

When searching the surname in any database, try also Delmar.

Inacio


Romania SIG #Romania Re: ALBAHARY #romania

Inacio Steinhardt
 

I cannot answer specific what you need to know, but perhaps I can
contribute with some side information that maybe you don't know yet.
Albahary is a frequent Sephardic name not only in the Balkans but also
in Morocco and other North African countries
It is an Arab word meaning ">from the sea". "Bahar" is "sea" in Arabic.
Some Jews which used originally this surname have translated in Spanish
speaking countries to Delmar, with the same meaning - ">from the sea".

There was a family Delmar in Ponta Delgada, Azores islands.

When searching the surname in any database, try also Delmar.

Inacio


Don't miss early bird registration for the June 2 DNA Conference of the JGS of Illinois #general

events@...
 

Monday is the last day of early bird registration for the June 2 Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois DNA Conference in Northbrook, Illinois.

"DNA: Tests, Tools and Tales" is the theme of JGSI's one-day conference
on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill. This special event will offer two tracks - one for
beginners and one for more experienced users of genealogical genetic
testing.

Through Monday, May 20, early registration fees are $45 for JGSI
members, $50 for non-members and $25 for students. After May 20, the
fees are $10 higher. Please note: Members of any IAJGS-affiliated
society may attend the conference at the JGSI member rate.

The conference will feature talks by Lara Diamond and Gil Bardige, two
experts in using and understanding DNA analyses for family history
purposes.

For more information and to register, go to
https://www.jgsi.org/event-3360053 .

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Don't miss early bird registration for the June 2 DNA Conference of the JGS of Illinois #general

events@...
 

Monday is the last day of early bird registration for the June 2 Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois DNA Conference in Northbrook, Illinois.

"DNA: Tests, Tools and Tales" is the theme of JGSI's one-day conference
on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill. This special event will offer two tracks - one for
beginners and one for more experienced users of genealogical genetic
testing.

Through Monday, May 20, early registration fees are $45 for JGSI
members, $50 for non-members and $25 for students. After May 20, the
fees are $10 higher. Please note: Members of any IAJGS-affiliated
society may attend the conference at the JGSI member rate.

The conference will feature talks by Lara Diamond and Gil Bardige, two
experts in using and understanding DNA analyses for family history
purposes.

For more information and to register, go to
https://www.jgsi.org/event-3360053 .

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


Searching on Ancestry #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

In case this helps list members who use Ancestry for research, the
website frequently omits 1 result >from whatever you are searching for.
This happens on the UK version of the site and I suspect that the same
problem affects all of the country versions.

Suppose you are searching using a specific collection/dataset and you
get 28 results. The first result on page 2 of the results always seems
to be omitted. You can get to see the "missing result" by changing the
number of results per page. For example, the default number of results
per page is 20, so the 21st. result will not appear. If you change the
results per page to 10, the 11th. result will not appear. By changing
the results per page setting to 10 or 50, you can scroll through the
results to find the missing item.

The problem is fully reproducible and I've finally received confirmation
from Ancestry that they will look at the problem.
Happy searching!

Charles Fuller.

MODERATOR NOTE: The Moderator tried what Charles suggested with three different
Ancestry databases in the Ancestry US version. Searching within the 1915 New
York State Census database, the issue was reproduced as described. However, in
searching both the marriages database and the military records database the
issue did not appear (i.e., checking at both 20 results per page and fifty
result per page did not locate any missing results). It may be that this
problem is specific to certain databases and not others. Please note, this
message is being posted for informational purposes only and not as a prompt for
further discussion.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching on Ancestry #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

In case this helps list members who use Ancestry for research, the
website frequently omits 1 result >from whatever you are searching for.
This happens on the UK version of the site and I suspect that the same
problem affects all of the country versions.

Suppose you are searching using a specific collection/dataset and you
get 28 results. The first result on page 2 of the results always seems
to be omitted. You can get to see the "missing result" by changing the
number of results per page. For example, the default number of results
per page is 20, so the 21st. result will not appear. If you change the
results per page to 10, the 11th. result will not appear. By changing
the results per page setting to 10 or 50, you can scroll through the
results to find the missing item.

The problem is fully reproducible and I've finally received confirmation
from Ancestry that they will look at the problem.
Happy searching!

Charles Fuller.

MODERATOR NOTE: The Moderator tried what Charles suggested with three different
Ancestry databases in the Ancestry US version. Searching within the 1915 New
York State Census database, the issue was reproduced as described. However, in
searching both the marriages database and the military records database the
issue did not appear (i.e., checking at both 20 results per page and fifty
result per page did not locate any missing results). It may be that this
problem is specific to certain databases and not others. Please note, this
message is being posted for informational purposes only and not as a prompt for
further discussion.


LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #general

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map
(https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/ ). To help you determine if
this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can
review a file containing previews of all six batches to date
(http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews ). The batch preview is a bare-bones
version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and
year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both
in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also
include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@litvaksig.org

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LitvakSIG - new batch of Vilnius household registers #general

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 6 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 6, 5030 lines,
includes three large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 24 and
Wielka Stefanska 27 and 33. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map
(https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/ ). To help you determine if
this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can
review a file containing previews of all six batches to date
(http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews ). The batch preview is a bare-bones
version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and
year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both
in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also
include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@litvaksig.org

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator


Re: Passenger Lists for the SS Gallia - 1896-1899 #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

The first place to look would be the digitised records held by The
National Archives (the one based in Kew, Surrey, England). The page
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/emigration/
gives a good introduction to the topic.
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/yy7zvyuh ]

The immediate place to look is described in section 4.1 "Outward
passenger lists, 1890-1960". These have been digitised and published on
the 3 major English* family history websites: Ancestry, FindMyPast, and
TheGenealogist. Note (*): By English, I mean pertaining to England and
Wales. Records for Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland have their
own Record Offices and repositories.

The UK lists also include non-UK passengers so it is possible you may
find references to travellers >from Germany, etc. - for example, some
ships started their voyages at Hamburg.

It is frequently possible to match the English "departures" list with
the corresponding "arrivals" in the destination country. If you can do
this, it is very worthwhile since you frequently get different
information - the lists were compiled separately.

Please note that a passenger may be identified only by the title
(Mr./Mrs.), or by initials, instead of the forename (the surname is
always there). This makes life trickier if you use Ancestry to search
for records since their search function can't easily cope with this.
Note also that the age field is frequently left blank. You also
occasionally get the crew listed after the passengers. The English lists
will give an intended port of disembarkation, so this should help.

Ancestry reckons there are over 23 million records in the UK collection.

Regards,

Charles Fuller.

On 16/05/2019 18:43, Meron Lavie lavie@netvision.net.il wrote:
Where could I find passenger lists for the SS Gallia, 1896-1899? It usually
sailed >from the UK to Halifax, I believe.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Passenger Lists for the SS Gallia - 1896-1899 #general

Charles Fuller <charles.fuller@...>
 

Hello,

The first place to look would be the digitised records held by The
National Archives (the one based in Kew, Surrey, England). The page
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/emigration/
gives a good introduction to the topic.
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/yy7zvyuh ]

The immediate place to look is described in section 4.1 "Outward
passenger lists, 1890-1960". These have been digitised and published on
the 3 major English* family history websites: Ancestry, FindMyPast, and
TheGenealogist. Note (*): By English, I mean pertaining to England and
Wales. Records for Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland have their
own Record Offices and repositories.

The UK lists also include non-UK passengers so it is possible you may
find references to travellers >from Germany, etc. - for example, some
ships started their voyages at Hamburg.

It is frequently possible to match the English "departures" list with
the corresponding "arrivals" in the destination country. If you can do
this, it is very worthwhile since you frequently get different
information - the lists were compiled separately.

Please note that a passenger may be identified only by the title
(Mr./Mrs.), or by initials, instead of the forename (the surname is
always there). This makes life trickier if you use Ancestry to search
for records since their search function can't easily cope with this.
Note also that the age field is frequently left blank. You also
occasionally get the crew listed after the passengers. The English lists
will give an intended port of disembarkation, so this should help.

Ancestry reckons there are over 23 million records in the UK collection.

Regards,

Charles Fuller.

On 16/05/2019 18:43, Meron Lavie lavie@netvision.net.il wrote:
Where could I find passenger lists for the SS Gallia, 1896-1899? It usually
sailed >from the UK to Halifax, I believe.


Margaret May Golding nee Saunders #southafrica

Michelle Essers
 

Margaret May Golding nee Saunders of Germiston/Durban: I am looking
for relatives and/or descendants for a genealogy research project.

Margaret was born about 1930 or 1932
About 1948 she may have lived in Knights Road, Knightsdeep, Germiston.
By c.1980's she was in Durban.

I know this is a very long shot, sometimes they do pay off :)

If you have any information or know of anyone who could possibly have
information, please email me michelleessers@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks in advance,

Michelle


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Margaret May Golding nee Saunders #southafrica

Michelle Essers
 

Margaret May Golding nee Saunders of Germiston/Durban: I am looking
for relatives and/or descendants for a genealogy research project.

Margaret was born about 1930 or 1932
About 1948 she may have lived in Knights Road, Knightsdeep, Germiston.
By c.1980's she was in Durban.

I know this is a very long shot, sometimes they do pay off :)

If you have any information or know of anyone who could possibly have
information, please email me michelleessers@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks in advance,

Michelle

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