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Ancestry Library Edition Extended Through December 31, 2020 For Remote Access #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

I have been advised that Ancestry Library Edition, that during the pandemic has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.  Remote access will be available until the end of December and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.


Check with your library to determine if they have an Ancestry Library Edition and you will need a library card from that library to access remotely.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


David Bresler :Ukrainian Jew who became Cuban citizen 1920s-1930s #latinamerica #ukraine #records

sarahliron@...
 

An ancestor, David Bresler,  left Ukraine in the 1920s for Cuba - exactly when I don't know- and became a Cuban citizen. (I believe he came from Dzyhivka in Podolia but am not sure.)

In the mid 1930s he was able to immigrate to Canada to join family there. I would like help accessing his Cuban records, especially his naturalization files and finding the ship manifest for his journey to  Cuba.

I have his Canadian naturalization data and his files from the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada, but they don't provide the information I am seeking.


I have tried numerous Cuban contacts: I wrote to a rabbi in Havana, and also emailed "El patronato- la casa de la Comminidad Hebrea de Cuba"- but haven't received any responses.  I would be happy too engage a Cuban researcher - but don't know who. Any suggestions on how to uncover more of David's past would be most appreciated.
 
Sarah Liron, California


German WWII reparations records online? #germany #holocaust #records

David Brostoff
 

I don't seem to be able to find a searchable online database for German WWII reparations records.

Any recommendations?

Thank you,

David Brostoff


New Book: The Way of Saint James; Journey to America. : #announcements

pce851@...
 

I have been a member of JewGen for several years and have recently seen a member post a review of a historical novel he wrote about his family's genealogy.  I have also written and request permission to post information about it on the Discussion Group as well.  The title of the book is The Way of Saint James; Journey to America.

"As some of you may know, I have spent several years researching my maternal grandfather's family without success.  It was through my reading of an article referred to in JewGen that I was finally able to break that stonewall and learn important information about that side of the family.  I also received several replies on ViewMate which helped to locate the place of portraits of my maternal grandfather and grandmother.  I also discovered a website through JewGen that followed the migration of Sephardic Jews from Spain after the Edict of Expulsion to their arrival in Horodice in Bohemia about 30 miles from Prague.  I could not write a complete genealogy over an extended period of 500 years so I had to use historical fiction to complete the task.  I wrote a historical novel titled The Way of Saint James; Journey to America using fiction to complete the missing periods in the narrative.  I have used about 90 footnotes to document my sources.  I also learned through what I consider compelling evidence that Christopher Columbus was more than likely a crypto-Jew, although that is not the aim of the novel.  The research took me about a year to complete and I discovered that another maternal grandmother can trace her lineage to a crypto-Jew who also immigrated from Spain in 1773. 

 

The book is available on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, and as an ebook on Kindle.

 

 

 

 

 

I believe this book would be of interest to some JewGen readers as I've already received feedback from some of you.  I appreciate your support."

 

Sincerely,

Eugene Sierras


Accessing 1842 Hungarian Bereg Census records #hungary

Cheryl Etting
 

Hello,
Is there some way to access and view the Bereg Census film from 1842?  With appreciation...


Cheryl Etting


ViewMate translation requests #translation

Debbie Terman
 

Hello all,

I've posted 3 vital records in Russian for which I need translation help.They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM85290



Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Debbie Cohn Terman
Newton MA USA


Re: Become a Partner in JewishGen's Important Work! #JewishGenUpdates

Micki Potchinsky
 

I live in Florida but would like to hear A Groll talk. please advise how I can
take part in this webinar
thank you
Maxine Potchinsky

On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

As we prepare to usher in the High Holidays after a very challenging year for the world, we are ever mindful of JewishGen's vital and and important role in preserving Jewish family history and heritage.

Despite all of the operational challenges posed by Covid-19, we remained laser focused on our mission: We modernized our Discussion Group platform, secured our databases, upgraded our search experience, forged new partnerships, promoted JewishGen to new audiences, educated current audiences, translated Yizkor Books, and connected people throughout the world with information about their families and ancestral communities. Throughout it all, we added more than one million records, and have a number of significant improvements currently in process.

As Rosh Hashana marks the beginning of a new year, so too does it mark just the beginning of what JewishGen hopes to accomplish in the year ahead!

In addition to ongoing efforts, we are currently focused on significantly expanding our content acquisition efforts, and unveiling a new system which will allow data to be uploaded and made accessible to researchers more quickly than ever before. Finally, we are planning a major overhaul of the website, which will usher in a new phase of JewishGen's growth and development.

And this just scratches the surface!

We are working as hard as we possibly can - but we need your help to continue and to grow!

Please click here to make a donation in support of our Rosh Hashana Appeal, and become a true partner in JewishGen's important work today. A gift of any amount will make a real difference. Gifts of $100 or more will qualify for Value Added Services.

We appreciate your involvement, and look forward to a year ahead marked by good health, happiness, and only good things.

Shana Tovah, Happy New Year, and THANK YOU for being part of the JewishGen family.

Avraham Groll & The JewishGen Team


Translation request--GERMAN or POLISH--Viewmate 86449 #translation

Joseph Walder
 

I've posted a record for which I need a translation. There appear to be both German and Polish versions. The document is called a "Protokoll" in German, a "Protokoł" in Polish, and appears to be something like a registration form for an occupant of the Łódź ghetto. It is on ViewMate at the following address:


The quality of the image is poor and the original image might be better. A link is provided on Viewmate.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #russia #poland #translation

Greg Tuckman
 


Viewmate Translation Request - Polish #poland #translation

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello everyone,
I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishgen.org%2Fviewmate%2Fviewmateview.asp%3Fkey%3DVM85356&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Caafa5bfa91884b0f357008d85827f5c6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637356275927382579&amp;sdata=lRVAcZ83KV1yG6FNCepLw1KoSI0B%2B8TPIdoJY01QDBQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona USA


Translation needed from Russian for a puzzling document #translation

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I’ve posted a Russian document on ViewMate and would be very grateful for a full translation as I’m puzzled about some aspects of it. I believe it’s the birth record of my great-great-grandfather Szmul LICHTENSTEIN, son of Hiler and Dwojra, apparently registered in 1884 in the small village of Miedniewice, Poland. I know he was actually born in the town of Kiernozia in 1870, so I am wondering if there is anything in the document that explains why his birth was only registered 14 years later, and in that village, and mixed in with non-Jewish records. Was the family living in that village then? Also I am wondering why he seems to have another name, Jan, after his name. Most importantly, does the document indicate whether his father was still alive at this time? Any assistance would be most gratefully received. Thanking you in advance.

 
Shana Tova to all,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel. 
Professional writer, editor, proofreader, translator (Hebrew/Yiddish to English). 
Certified guide, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial. 


Seeking Lasutra / Lester in Toronto #canada #israel #ukraine

boris
 

Naftali Lasutra and his wife Hannah/Nekhama or Khaya were born in Pulin near Zhitomir in the 1880's. They got out of Russia in the early 1900's and eventually settled in Toronto. (It is not clear whether they married in Russia or in the West). Naftali Lasutra was known to his "behind the iron curtain relatives" as Naftula. While in Canada, he changed his surname to Lester. It is possible, he changed his first name as well. Naftali Lasutra was one of six brothers. He left Russia with two of them. One brother went back during the Bolshevik revolution; another one settled in Jerusalem and changed his name to Yakov Ben-Dov. He became a well known photographer and a documentary film maker.

 

Yakov Ben-Dov's wife was Reizl Rabinovitch/Rabinowitz, from Zhitomir.

 

Their photo, assumed from the 1950's, can be viewed at https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86441

 

Any information about Lasutra/Lester or leads will be greatly appreciated.

 


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ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation

ofer@...
 

Hi,

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=VM85434

This is the death certificate of my grandmother's sister.
I would like to know the names, dates, towns, and occupations of the family.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Dr Ofer Cornfeld


Center for Jewish Art Inventory of Hungarian Synagogue Buildings #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Those who don't subscribe to Gary Mokotoff"s What's New? E-zine or Jewish Heritage Europe may have missed the following announcement about the Center for Jewish Art's recent report on all of the existing synagogue buildings in Hungary.

Jewish Heritage Europe (JHE) reports that the Center for Jewish Art of Hebrew University in Jerusalem has published a listing and brief description of all known extant synagogue buildings in Hungary. It lists 162 synagogues—about a quarter of the total number of synagogues that existed before World War II. 

The JHE report notes that many extant synagogues were recently converted into cultural centers, libraries, concert halls or exhibition galleries. Such usage allows the preservation of the structure in its original form, both exterior and interior, and makes it viable for the local residents. Thus, the memory of the extinct Jewish communities is preserved in a sustainable way.

The 84-page report can be downloaded at 
https://tinyurl.com/HUHungarySynagogues . The JHE report is at https://tinyurl.com/JHEHungarySynagogues .

Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Re: PLUST family #general

rich.meyersburg@...
 

Ida

It would help us if you told us where your folks were living when you were 2.  A street address would be best.

Rich


Become a Partner in JewishGen's Important Work! #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

As we prepare to usher in the High Holidays after a very challenging year for the world, we are ever mindful of JewishGen's vital and and important role in preserving Jewish family history and heritage.

Despite all of the operational challenges posed by Covid-19, we remained laser focused on our mission: We modernized our Discussion Group platform, secured our databases, upgraded our search experience, forged new partnerships, promoted JewishGen to new audiences, educated current audiences, translated Yizkor Books, and connected people throughout the world with information about their families and ancestral communities. Throughout it all, we added more than one million records, and have a number of significant improvements currently in process.

As Rosh Hashana marks the beginning of a new year, so too does it mark just the beginning of what JewishGen hopes to accomplish in the year ahead!

In addition to ongoing efforts, we are currently focused on significantly expanding our content acquisition efforts, and unveiling a new system which will allow data to be uploaded and made accessible to researchers more quickly than ever before. Finally, we are planning a major overhaul of the website, which will usher in a new phase of JewishGen's growth and development.

And this just scratches the surface!

We are working as hard as we possibly can - but we need your help to continue and to grow!

Please click here to make a donation in support of our Rosh Hashana Appeal, and become a true partner in JewishGen's important work today. A gift of any amount will make a real difference. Gifts of $100 or more will qualify for Value Added Services.

We appreciate your involvement, and look forward to a year ahead marked by good health, happiness, and only good things.

Shana Tovah, Happy New Year, and THANK YOU for being part of the JewishGen family.

Avraham Groll & The JewishGen Team


Re: progrom warning #russia

Elynn Boss
 

According to my grandmother, in her village of Kublich, all the men were rounded up (including her father) and forced to dig their own graves before being shot to death.  My grandmother and her mother were hidden by a 'goy' (her words), and then snuck out to the village of my grandfather (they were not yet married) of Sobiliefka.  That village was also destroyed by a pogrom.

My grandmother was also chased by Russian soldiers intent on raping her.  She ran faster than them and escaped into the woods.  My grandmother never trusted non-Jews.

Elynn Boss


Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names

Elynn Boss
 

My Grandmother was Chai Devora Brucha with a nickname of Chaika.  Her English name was Clara.

Elynn Boss


Subject: New Holocaust Database Sets - Selected Jewish Refugee Passenger Manifests and Lublin Marriages #germany #poland #holocaust #JewishGenUpdates

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce that two new data sets have been added to the Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/)

Selected Jewish Refugee Passenger Manifests

In the year 1940, two modest-sized sister ships of the Furness-Withy line, the aptly name Newfoundland, and the Nova Scotia made eleven crossings of the Atlantic from Liverpool to Boston. The ships made intermediate stops at St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Halifax, Nova Scotia carrying a total of 1,052 passengers to their Boston destination.  The majority of passengers were Europeans whose home countries, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland, had been taken over by the Nazis.

Among these were 898 Jewish refugees, fortunate enough or far-seeing enough to have acquired travel documents in time to escape the impending holocaust. During the previous year, 1939, the two ships had made a similar number of Liverpool to Boston voyages but did not carry any Jewish passengers. By 1941 the vessels had been converted for wartime use by the British Navy. One became a hospital ship and the other a transport. Both were eventually sunk during the war.

The database was created by David Rosen. To learn more about this data set, please see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/RefugeeManifests.html

 

Lublin Marriages (1939 – 1942)

A register of Jewish marriages from the city of Lublin, Poland during the Holocaust period, was found by a Gesher Galicia volunteer, filed away in the Polish State Archives branch in Przemyśl.  (Lublin is not in Galica.) No one knows how it got there or why it was stored there.  Upon finding the register, JewishGen volunteers indexed the records and added it to JewishGen’s Holocaust Database. 

The database was created by Jola Kruszniewska, Robert Lubinski, and Eugene Steingold. Please see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/LublinMarriages.html to learn more about this data set.

You can search these records, along with all of JewishGen’s records from the Unified Search page at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/ Alternatively, to search the Holocaust Database specifically, please start at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/  You will also find a listing of all the component databases below the search grid.  By entering search terms in the grid, you will search all component databases at once.

Nolan Altman

Holocaust Database Coordinator

September 2020

 


Re: Looking for Bihari from Budapest #hungary

zaida67@...
 

My mother's parents.
Morris bihari also died in the holicaust
He was the son of ester kohn
Morris was born in 1877
And iren fixler was the daugther of maria kepetsiren fixler fathers name “lipot”
Iren was born in 1884
Iren fixler died in the shoa She lived in kisvarda and nyireghaza
My mom vilma Irene birth !!!
It was in 1909 !!!
THANK YOU
Bob Taub