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Re: ukraine digest: May 02, 2018 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

If first cousin marriage was illegal in Czarist Russia, I think it must have
been pretty common to simply not tell the civil authorities that parties
involved were first cousins. According to my aunt, my great-grandparents
were first cousins and this was fairly common. I don't know exactly when
they married, but their oldest child was born in about 1889. This was in
Chepovichi, a rural village in the Kiev gubernia.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick
RABINOWITZ, Chepovichi, Ukraine
GITTELMAN, David Gorodok, BELARUS


Subject: Marriage Between First Cousins
From: David Jacobs <djacobs@...>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 19:55:27 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

...Then recently I read a biography of Zeev Jabotinsky. It said his parents
could not marry in Russia because it was illegal in Czarist Russia. If
cousins in Odessa did marry perhaps the rabbi had no problems with it, and
the civil authorities were not informed...

David Jacobs
Framingham, Massachusetts
Forman and Rader, Cherkassy and Kremenchug

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: ukraine digest: May 02, 2018 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>
 

If first cousin marriage was illegal in Czarist Russia, I think it must have
been pretty common to simply not tell the civil authorities that parties
involved were first cousins. According to my aunt, my great-grandparents
were first cousins and this was fairly common. I don't know exactly when
they married, but their oldest child was born in about 1889. This was in
Chepovichi, a rural village in the Kiev gubernia.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick
RABINOWITZ, Chepovichi, Ukraine
GITTELMAN, David Gorodok, BELARUS


Subject: Marriage Between First Cousins
From: David Jacobs <djacobs@...>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 19:55:27 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

...Then recently I read a biography of Zeev Jabotinsky. It said his parents
could not marry in Russia because it was illegal in Czarist Russia. If
cousins in Odessa did marry perhaps the rabbi had no problems with it, and
the civil authorities were not informed...

David Jacobs
Framingham, Massachusetts
Forman and Rader, Cherkassy and Kremenchug

Translation of Gold's Geschichte (Bukowina) #romania

Bruce Reisch
 

Dear Friends,

The two volume work edited by Hugo Gold, "Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina",
has been invaluable for historical and genealogical research in Jewish Bukowina.
It was originally published in German, and over the course of a number of years,
Jerome Silverbush and others translated most pages into English. You can find
this online at JewishGen:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

There are relatively few pages remaining to be translated, and you can locate
those in the index above - the ones without blue hyperlinks. It would be
wonderful to complete this project, but we'll need a couple of willing volunteers.

If you are well-versed in both German and English, have some time on your hands,
and are willing to help, please let me know. I can send you digital versions of
the needed pages (already scanned and provided by Lance Ackerfield of JewishGen)
and make sure that we aren't duplicating efforts. Your contribution will be
acknowledged on the JewishGen website when your translation is posted. You need
only provide a Word document with your English translation.

Prior to beginning any work, you'll be asked to sign an official JewishGen
volunteer form, for which you will need to be a member of the JewishGen website
(signing up is free).

https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Agree/volunteer.asp

Thank you!

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
Sadagora: REISCH, FEUERSTEIN, SCHACHTER, BENDIT, ENGLER; Radautz: BRUCKER/BRUKER,
HALPERN, SCHACHTER, HELLMAN

Romania SIG #Romania Translation of Gold's Geschichte (Bukowina) #romania

Bruce Reisch
 

Dear Friends,

The two volume work edited by Hugo Gold, "Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina",
has been invaluable for historical and genealogical research in Jewish Bukowina.
It was originally published in German, and over the course of a number of years,
Jerome Silverbush and others translated most pages into English. You can find
this online at JewishGen:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

There are relatively few pages remaining to be translated, and you can locate
those in the index above - the ones without blue hyperlinks. It would be
wonderful to complete this project, but we'll need a couple of willing volunteers.

If you are well-versed in both German and English, have some time on your hands,
and are willing to help, please let me know. I can send you digital versions of
the needed pages (already scanned and provided by Lance Ackerfield of JewishGen)
and make sure that we aren't duplicating efforts. Your contribution will be
acknowledged on the JewishGen website when your translation is posted. You need
only provide a Word document with your English translation.

Prior to beginning any work, you'll be asked to sign an official JewishGen
volunteer form, for which you will need to be a member of the JewishGen website
(signing up is free).

https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Agree/volunteer.asp

Thank you!

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York
Sadagora: REISCH, FEUERSTEIN, SCHACHTER, BENDIT, ENGLER; Radautz: BRUCKER/BRUKER,
HALPERN, SCHACHTER, HELLMAN

ViewMate translation request for (Frenkel, KAC) WAGNER related family from Lublin-Zamosc area - all Cyrillic #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

I would appreciate a transcription to English for the following
documents uploaded to Viewmate.

I'd appreciate any assistance with exact dates, names of parents,
spouses including maiden names, occupations, ages, where they came
from, if they were still alive at the time, other relatives etc.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Death registration of FRENKEL Sura, Szczebrzeszyn (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66563

Birth registration of KATC Masza, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66564

Birth registration of WAGNER Abram, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66565

Birth registration of WAGNER Icek Szmul, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66566

Birth registration of KAC Ruchla, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66567

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much,

Tamar Amit
ISRAEL

Researching: GEWIRCMAN, RAJSBAUM, ROZENBERG, WAGNER all >from the
Zamosc-Lublin area.

Viewmate translation request - Russian #poland

Hélène Lajzerowicz Altché <helajz@...>
 

I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction
of key information. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66548
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66549
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66550
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66551
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66552

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much for your help

Helene Lajzerowicz
Researching WOLSZTEJN, OPOCZYNSKI, BIRNBAUM, ZAKS, BERLINER,
LAJZEROWICZ, HERMAN families (Piotrkow Trybunalski).

JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request for (Frenkel, KAC) WAGNER related family from Lublin-Zamosc area - all Cyrillic #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

I would appreciate a transcription to English for the following
documents uploaded to Viewmate.

I'd appreciate any assistance with exact dates, names of parents,
spouses including maiden names, occupations, ages, where they came
from, if they were still alive at the time, other relatives etc.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Death registration of FRENKEL Sura, Szczebrzeszyn (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66563

Birth registration of KATC Masza, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66564

Birth registration of WAGNER Abram, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66565

Birth registration of WAGNER Icek Szmul, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66566

Birth registration of KAC Ruchla, Zolkiewka (Cyrillic)
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66567

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much,

Tamar Amit
ISRAEL

Researching: GEWIRCMAN, RAJSBAUM, ROZENBERG, WAGNER all >from the
Zamosc-Lublin area.

JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate translation request - Russian #poland

Hélène Lajzerowicz Altché <helajz@...>
 

I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction
of key information. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66548
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66549
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66550
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66551
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66552

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much for your help

Helene Lajzerowicz
Researching WOLSZTEJN, OPOCZYNSKI, BIRNBAUM, ZAKS, BERLINER,
LAJZEROWICZ, HERMAN families (Piotrkow Trybunalski).

May 17: program on Polish roots journey at the Center for Jewish History in New York #poland

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Center for
Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research.

First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish
Heritage with Joseph Berger
Date: May 17, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Description: After his parents died, Joseph Berger and his sister went back
to Poland and visited their parents' childhood homes for the first time.
What they discovered on their "roots journey" was both emotional and
surprising.

Mr. Berger, a former New York Times reporter, and the author of the
acclaimed memoir, Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the
Holocaust, will share stories and photos >from his fascinating journey
and offer tips for successful family searches abroad. Reflecting on
the current political climate in Poland and how it might impact a
similar journey today, he will be joined by Jonathan Ornstein,
Executive Director of the JCC in Krakow, and Helise Lieberman,
Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland.

Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors; $5 students;
purchase online at https://www.smarttix.com/Event/sea454

Moriah Amit, New York

JRI Poland #Poland May 17: program on Polish roots journey at the Center for Jewish History in New York #poland

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Center for
Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research.

First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish
Heritage with Joseph Berger
Date: May 17, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Description: After his parents died, Joseph Berger and his sister went back
to Poland and visited their parents' childhood homes for the first time.
What they discovered on their "roots journey" was both emotional and
surprising.

Mr. Berger, a former New York Times reporter, and the author of the
acclaimed memoir, Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the
Holocaust, will share stories and photos >from his fascinating journey
and offer tips for successful family searches abroad. Reflecting on
the current political climate in Poland and how it might impact a
similar journey today, he will be joined by Jonathan Ornstein,
Executive Director of the JCC in Krakow, and Helise Lieberman,
Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland.

Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors; $5 students;
purchase online at https://www.smarttix.com/Event/sea454

Moriah Amit, New York

First Cousin Marriages #ukraine

Cynthia Klein <cfklein129@...>
 

Re: Not reporting first cousin Marriages to the authorities

In our family >from Kovel and Kamen-Koshirsky there are cousin marriages going back to 1800. The practice was common across the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe and helped bring about genetic endogamy and many of the diseases that are prevalent in the Ashkenazi community. I have only located European one civil marriage record in my tree of 2500, and that took place in 1900. Civil registration was costly, and many avoided civilly recording events of any type due to the conscription laws impact upon Jewish men.

In the US, we have several pairs of first cousins who traveled to New York State to marry because those marriages were legal there. I don't know what records you have, but your Philadelphia family may have had a small civil marriage in New York followed by a larger religious ceremony in Philadelphia.

Cynthia Klein
Grass Lake, Michigan

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine First Cousin Marriages #ukraine

Cynthia Klein <cfklein129@...>
 

Re: Not reporting first cousin Marriages to the authorities

In our family >from Kovel and Kamen-Koshirsky there are cousin marriages going back to 1800. The practice was common across the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe and helped bring about genetic endogamy and many of the diseases that are prevalent in the Ashkenazi community. I have only located European one civil marriage record in my tree of 2500, and that took place in 1900. Civil registration was costly, and many avoided civilly recording events of any type due to the conscription laws impact upon Jewish men.

In the US, we have several pairs of first cousins who traveled to New York State to marry because those marriages were legal there. I don't know what records you have, but your Philadelphia family may have had a small civil marriage in New York followed by a larger religious ceremony in Philadelphia.

Cynthia Klein
Grass Lake, Michigan

May 17: program on Polish/Galitzianer roots journey at Center for Jewish History in New York #galicia

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Center for
Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research.

First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish
Heritage with Joseph Berger
Date: May 17, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: After his parents died, Joseph Berger and his sister went
back to Eastern Europe and visited their parents' childhood homes for
the first time, including their father's home in Borynia, Galicia (in
present-day Ukraine). What they discovered on their "roots journey"
was both emotional and surprising. Mr. Berger, a former New York
Times reporter, and the author of the acclaimed memoir, Displaced
Persons: Growing up American after the Holocaust, will share stories
and photos >from his fascinating journey and offers tips for successful
family searches abroad.

Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors; $5 students;
purchase online at https://www.smarttix.com/Event/sea454

Moriah Amit, New York

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia May 17: program on Polish/Galitzianer roots journey at Center for Jewish History in New York #galicia

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Center for
Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research.

First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish
Heritage with Joseph Berger
Date: May 17, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: After his parents died, Joseph Berger and his sister went
back to Eastern Europe and visited their parents' childhood homes for
the first time, including their father's home in Borynia, Galicia (in
present-day Ukraine). What they discovered on their "roots journey"
was both emotional and surprising. Mr. Berger, a former New York
Times reporter, and the author of the acclaimed memoir, Displaced
Persons: Growing up American after the Holocaust, will share stories
and photos >from his fascinating journey and offers tips for successful
family searches abroad.

Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors; $5 students;
purchase online at https://www.smarttix.com/Event/sea454

Moriah Amit, New York

Figure skating history/Martin GORDAN #germany

Ryan Stevens <N_N_23@...>
 

Hello,

I'm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and I write about figure (ice)
skating history.

I'm currently researching a German figure skater of note >from the early
twentieth century named Martin GORDAN. He was also a press photographer
of note who founded the Berliner Illustrationsgesellschaft in 1900.

Modern accounts note that he was the son of a wealthy Jewish shoe merchant
in Berlin. My research leads me to believe that his father may have been
Louis GORDAN, the owner of a store called Gordan & Burchard.

I've been unable to clearly ascertain a birth or death date for either
Martin GORDAN or Louis GORDAN >from Ancestry/FamilySearch/Geni, let alone
any firm details of his family and I'm kind of at a crossroads with
my research as a result. One modern account lists Martin's birth year
as 1883, but this is uncited and may be incorrect.

Any suggestions as to accessible digitized resources I could consult or
information about Martin or Louis GORDAN would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Ryan Stevens, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada N_N_23@...

German SIG #Germany Figure skating history/Martin GORDAN #germany

Ryan Stevens <N_N_23@...>
 

Hello,

I'm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and I write about figure (ice)
skating history.

I'm currently researching a German figure skater of note >from the early
twentieth century named Martin GORDAN. He was also a press photographer
of note who founded the Berliner Illustrationsgesellschaft in 1900.

Modern accounts note that he was the son of a wealthy Jewish shoe merchant
in Berlin. My research leads me to believe that his father may have been
Louis GORDAN, the owner of a store called Gordan & Burchard.

I've been unable to clearly ascertain a birth or death date for either
Martin GORDAN or Louis GORDAN >from Ancestry/FamilySearch/Geni, let alone
any firm details of his family and I'm kind of at a crossroads with
my research as a result. One modern account lists Martin's birth year
as 1883, but this is uncited and may be incorrect.

Any suggestions as to accessible digitized resources I could consult or
information about Martin or Louis GORDAN would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Ryan Stevens, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada N_N_23@...

JGS of Illinois Award-Winning Polish Translation Guide Discount Offer #general

events@...
 

In honor of the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
which is the first IAJGS conference to be held in Eastern Europe, the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will offer a 10 percent discount
on both the domestic and international cost of "Translation Guide to
19th-Century Civil-Registration Polish-Language Documents" by Judith R.
Frazin, when purchased >from May 1 through Sept. 1, 2018.
During that time, the cost of the book (including shipping and handling)
will be $37 for purchasers in the United States, $54 for purchasers in
Canada, and $64 for those living outside the U.S. and Canada. For more
information, including sample pages and ordering instructions, go to
jgsi.org.

The 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take
place in Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 5-10, 2018.

"Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration
Documents" by Judith R. Frazin has been one of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois' most successful special projects. This valuable
resource is of use to anyone with roots in Poland.

The current, third edition of this book explains how to find, decipher
and translate into English 19th Century Polish-language civil
registration documents, including birth, marriage and death records. It
has reproductions of actual vital statistics documents, explanations of
how to decipher 19th Century Polish script, contact information for
Polish archives, tips on finding ancestral towns on modern maps, an
explanation of how to use old Polish census records and hundreds of
vocabulary words that are likely to be encountered in Polish
genealogical research.

For her work on this book, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) presented Frazin, a former president of
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, with its Outstanding
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic
Product Award in July 2010. The IAJGS noted that the translation guide
“is far more than its title would suggest, offering the researcher
well-indexed geographic and functional assistance to understanding
virtually all aspects of Polish records.

The Polish Genealogical Society of America also recognized Frazin's
contribution to the field of genealogy by selecting her to receive its
Wigilia award in 2000.
For more information, or to order a copy of "Translation Guide to
19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents" with a credit
card or through PayPal, see the JGSI website (direct link is
jgsi.org/Polish-Translation-Guide-2018-Special) or mail a check payable
to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois with your name, postal
address and email address c/o Judith R. Frazin, P.O. Box 637,
Northbrook, IL 60065-0637.

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

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois Award-Winning Polish Translation Guide Discount Offer #general

events@...
 

In honor of the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
which is the first IAJGS conference to be held in Eastern Europe, the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will offer a 10 percent discount
on both the domestic and international cost of "Translation Guide to
19th-Century Civil-Registration Polish-Language Documents" by Judith R.
Frazin, when purchased >from May 1 through Sept. 1, 2018.
During that time, the cost of the book (including shipping and handling)
will be $37 for purchasers in the United States, $54 for purchasers in
Canada, and $64 for those living outside the U.S. and Canada. For more
information, including sample pages and ordering instructions, go to
jgsi.org.

The 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take
place in Warsaw, Poland, Aug. 5-10, 2018.

"Translation Guide to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration
Documents" by Judith R. Frazin has been one of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois' most successful special projects. This valuable
resource is of use to anyone with roots in Poland.

The current, third edition of this book explains how to find, decipher
and translate into English 19th Century Polish-language civil
registration documents, including birth, marriage and death records. It
has reproductions of actual vital statistics documents, explanations of
how to decipher 19th Century Polish script, contact information for
Polish archives, tips on finding ancestral towns on modern maps, an
explanation of how to use old Polish census records and hundreds of
vocabulary words that are likely to be encountered in Polish
genealogical research.

For her work on this book, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) presented Frazin, a former president of
the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, with its Outstanding
Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print or Electronic
Product Award in July 2010. The IAJGS noted that the translation guide
“is far more than its title would suggest, offering the researcher
well-indexed geographic and functional assistance to understanding
virtually all aspects of Polish records.

The Polish Genealogical Society of America also recognized Frazin's
contribution to the field of genealogy by selecting her to receive its
Wigilia award in 2000.
For more information, or to order a copy of "Translation Guide to
19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents" with a credit
card or through PayPal, see the JGSI website (direct link is
jgsi.org/Polish-Translation-Guide-2018-Special) or mail a check payable
to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois with your name, postal
address and email address c/o Judith R. Frazin, P.O. Box 637,
Northbrook, IL 60065-0637.

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

Search for Dina Rosenberg #general

Peter Wollinski
 

Hi
Searching for the whereabouts or the relatives of Dina Rosenberg, last
known address was Rua Domingos Rodrigues - Lapa, Sao Paulo -
State of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1947.

Dina approached Comite Auxiliar de Joint Sao Paulo in 1947 to enquire
about Walter Wollinski, born in 1925, and lived in Berlin prior to
being a victim of the Holocaust. Walter was a cousin of my father.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Peter Wollinski
Sydney Australia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Search for Dina Rosenberg #general

Peter Wollinski
 

Hi
Searching for the whereabouts or the relatives of Dina Rosenberg, last
known address was Rua Domingos Rodrigues - Lapa, Sao Paulo -
State of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1947.

Dina approached Comite Auxiliar de Joint Sao Paulo in 1947 to enquire
about Walter Wollinski, born in 1925, and lived in Berlin prior to
being a victim of the Holocaust. Walter was a cousin of my father.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Peter Wollinski
Sydney Australia