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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Most Yizkor books have accounts of schools in their communities and
many were about cheders (spelled in this week's excerpt as "heder")
where instruction in Hebrew and Judaism were the main curriculum. I
often run across accounts where memories of the cheder experience were
less than happy ones, usually due to a tyrannical or ill-tempered
teacher (to be fair, many of these teachers were unpaid and had to
supplement their incomes with menial work elsewhere). Such was
sometimes the case in "Pesach Melamed's Little School," a chapter >from
the Yizkor book of Deblin-Modzjitz, Poland. When the fidgeting, noise
and uproar of his students got the better of him, Pesach Melamed would
brandish "his disciplinary whip, a goat's foot with 12 thick tails"
until the children shrunk in fear. That's exactly what convinced
Yarme-David to bring his sons to the school because he though Pesach
Melamed's whip and "ferocious glance" were evidence that he wouldn't
take any nonsense. But faced with Yarme-David's kid, who had to be
dragged kicking and fighting all the way to the school, Pesach Melamed
tried a different approach.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2138780779477399

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

Most Yizkor books have accounts of schools in their communities and
many were about cheders (spelled in this week's excerpt as "heder")
where instruction in Hebrew and Judaism were the main curriculum. I
often run across accounts where memories of the cheder experience were
less than happy ones, usually due to a tyrannical or ill-tempered
teacher (to be fair, many of these teachers were unpaid and had to
supplement their incomes with menial work elsewhere). Such was
sometimes the case in "Pesach Melamed's Little School," a chapter >from
the Yizkor book of Deblin-Modzjitz, Poland. When the fidgeting, noise
and uproar of his students got the better of him, Pesach Melamed would
brandish "his disciplinary whip, a goat's foot with 12 thick tails"
until the children shrunk in fear. That's exactly what convinced
Yarme-David to bring his sons to the school because he though Pesach
Melamed's whip and "ferocious glance" were evidence that he wouldn't
take any nonsense. But faced with Yarme-David's kid, who had to be
dragged kicking and fighting all the way to the school, Pesach Melamed
tried a different approach.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2138780779477399

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Josephine and Edouard HEINE #germany

joelle meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Dear members

Family story states that Josephine HEINE born in 1853 in Altona and married
to Wolf LEVY >from Bierstadt (brother of my ancestor) is a little cousin of
Heinrich HEINE.

I have the death certificate at disposal showing that the parents of
Josephine HEINE is Edouard HEINE and Clara SAMUEL. I found on the internet
that they would have been born in 1821 and 1822 respectively
Until now I have not succeeded to make the link.

Would anyone have information on those people and help me make the link ?

Thanks and regards, Joelle Meyer Joelle.meyer24@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Josephine and Edouard HEINE #germany

joelle meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Dear members

Family story states that Josephine HEINE born in 1853 in Altona and married
to Wolf LEVY >from Bierstadt (brother of my ancestor) is a little cousin of
Heinrich HEINE.

I have the death certificate at disposal showing that the parents of
Josephine HEINE is Edouard HEINE and Clara SAMUEL. I found on the internet
that they would have been born in 1821 and 1822 respectively
Until now I have not succeeded to make the link.

Would anyone have information on those people and help me make the link ?

Thanks and regards, Joelle Meyer Joelle.meyer24@gmail.com


(UK) Ancestry United Kingdom Free Access One Billion Records Through February 18, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to one billion records including
census records, birth, marriage and death record, military records,
electoral register records and more! The offer is now through February 18,
2019 11:59 pm GST. ( Use time convertor to convert the GST time to your
local time: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc )

Go to: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/freeaccess You will be prompted to
sign in. If you do not have a previous Ancestry registration, then you will
be prompted for name, email and password. No credit card information is
requested or required.

When the results return they will have a green "View" with free access under
the free sign. &#65533;To the right is an offer to start a free trial. That is
"not" the free access and you will be prompted to give them your credit card
number for charging after 14 days. For the free access click on green view
and the record opens. To save the record to your computer right click on the
image and click on "save image as".&#65533;

On left of the image there is a window that says "sign up to save this
record.&#65533; This free trial will allow you to explore the rest of their
historical records and family trees. This is not the free access but an
offer where you will have to provide your credit card number.

If you try to access records that are not included in the free access or
access after the offer ends you will be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and this is being posted solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Ancestry United Kingdom Free Access One Billion Records Through February 18, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to one billion records including
census records, birth, marriage and death record, military records,
electoral register records and more! The offer is now through February 18,
2019 11:59 pm GST. ( Use time convertor to convert the GST time to your
local time: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc )

Go to: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/freeaccess You will be prompted to
sign in. If you do not have a previous Ancestry registration, then you will
be prompted for name, email and password. No credit card information is
requested or required.

When the results return they will have a green "View" with free access under
the free sign. &#65533;To the right is an offer to start a free trial. That is
"not" the free access and you will be prompted to give them your credit card
number for charging after 14 days. For the free access click on green view
and the record opens. To save the record to your computer right click on the
image and click on "save image as".&#65533;

On left of the image there is a window that says "sign up to save this
record.&#65533; This free trial will allow you to explore the rest of their
historical records and family trees. This is not the free access but an
offer where you will have to provide your credit card number.

If you try to access records that are not included in the free access or
access after the offer ends you will be invited to subscribe.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and this is being posted solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Question about given name of "Shere " #lithuania

Roy Ogus
 

I found an 1893 Lithuanian birth record that I believe is for a relative of
mine which shows a given name of "Shere", in both the Russian and Hebrew
records for the birth. All the rest of the data in the birth record seems
to match the relative.

However, the anglicized name of the relative was Sarah, and her gravestone
many years later shows a Hebrew name of "Sarah" as well.

My question is whether the name of "Shere" was a common given name for a
female that eventually was called "Sarah". I see that the name "Shere" is
a Yiddish equivalent to the Hebrew name "Sarah", so this may be the reason
for the birth name.

Thanks for any feedback.

Roy Ogus
California, USA
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Question about given name of "Shere " #lithuania

Roy Ogus
 

I found an 1893 Lithuanian birth record that I believe is for a relative of
mine which shows a given name of "Shere", in both the Russian and Hebrew
records for the birth. All the rest of the data in the birth record seems
to match the relative.

However, the anglicized name of the relative was Sarah, and her gravestone
many years later shows a Hebrew name of "Sarah" as well.

My question is whether the name of "Shere" was a common given name for a
female that eventually was called "Sarah". I see that the name "Shere" is
a Yiddish equivalent to the Hebrew name "Sarah", so this may be the reason
for the birth name.

Thanks for any feedback.

Roy Ogus
California, USA
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Question about given name of "Shere " #general

Roy Ogus
 

I found an 1893 Lithuanian birth record that I believe is for a
relative of mine which shows a given name of "Shere", in both the
Russian and Hebrew records for the birth. All the rest of the data
in the birth record seems to match the relative.

However, the anglicized name of the relative was Sarah, and her
gravestone many years later shows a Hebrew name of "Sarah" as well.

My question is whether the name of "Shere" was a common given name
for a female that eventually was called "Sarah". I see that the
name "Shere" is a Yiddish equivalent to the Hebrew name "Sarah", so
this may be the reason for the birth name.

Thanks for any feedback.

Roy Ogus
California, USA
r_ogus at hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about given name of "Shere " #general

Roy Ogus
 

I found an 1893 Lithuanian birth record that I believe is for a
relative of mine which shows a given name of "Shere", in both the
Russian and Hebrew records for the birth. All the rest of the data
in the birth record seems to match the relative.

However, the anglicized name of the relative was Sarah, and her
gravestone many years later shows a Hebrew name of "Sarah" as well.

My question is whether the name of "Shere" was a common given name
for a female that eventually was called "Sarah". I see that the
name "Shere" is a Yiddish equivalent to the Hebrew name "Sarah", so
this may be the reason for the birth name.

Thanks for any feedback.

Roy Ogus
California, USA
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Searching: SLANSKY, Bohemia/CZ/Czechoslovakia #general

Rachel Slansky <rachelslansky@...>
 

Hello All-

My last post many years ago has since turned out to be full of
inaccuracies. Reposting in the hopes the new info might connect me to
researchers who were eliminated by my earlier misinformation.

My Great-Grandfather Bruno SLANSKY was born in Teplitz-Schonau
(Teplice) in 1885. He was the last child born to Jakob and Marie (nee
LOWY) SLANSKY. The other siblings (Anna, Kamilla, Helena, Laura,
Richard, Klara, and Erwine) were born >from 1872 - 1884 in
Weitentrebtisch (Siroke Trebcice). The only siblings we were aware of
before the new development in research were Anna (m. Jakob SALOMAN),
Kamilla (m. Alois EISENMANN), and Helena (m. Emanuel POPPER). I have
no further info on the rest aside >from a death date for Laura (1884).

When the birth of Anna, the first of Jakob and Marie's children, was
registered, it was noted in the document that Jakob had previously
been using the last name ROBITSCHEK but the child would be registered
under his "right name" of Slansky. We've been Slansky ever since.
There seem to be a few things going on with Jakob, one of them being
that his mother, Anna SLANSKY, angered her father (name unknown) who
was a rabbi >from Horowitz (Horovice) by falling for a man who didn't
practice the "right" kind of Judaism. I believe that Anna (sr's)
father may have refused to make the marriage legal, so in the eyes of
the law Anna's children should have had her last name, but she and her
husband, who was a ROBITSCHEK (I don't have his first name), used his
name when their own children were born. Then, when her son Jakob went
to register his first child, he could not be found under the name had
been using, and the historical record was corrected (perhaps to his
own surprise).

Bruno immigrated to the U.S. in 1905. As far as we know, he was the
only one >from the Slansky branch, but he did stay with Lowy relatives
from his mother's side while he was getting settled. He had regular
contact with Kamilla, Helena, and Anna as well as their extended
families up until the communication lines closed during WWII. Of that
group, all were lost to the holocaust except for one nephew and two
nieces.

Previously, I had believed that the name change >from Robitchek to
Slansky was arbitrary and I was thus not related to any prior to
Jakob. I am hoping to learn about the family of Anna Slansky of
Horowitz. Now that I know there were other siblings, I would also like
to know more about what became of them. Searching Jewishgen has not
turned up any leads.

I am also cross-posting to the Austria-Czech SIG.

Rachel SLANSKY
Oakland, CA, U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SLANSKY, Bohemia/CZ/Czechoslovakia #general

Rachel Slansky <rachelslansky@...>
 

Hello All-

My last post many years ago has since turned out to be full of
inaccuracies. Reposting in the hopes the new info might connect me to
researchers who were eliminated by my earlier misinformation.

My Great-Grandfather Bruno SLANSKY was born in Teplitz-Schonau
(Teplice) in 1885. He was the last child born to Jakob and Marie (nee
LOWY) SLANSKY. The other siblings (Anna, Kamilla, Helena, Laura,
Richard, Klara, and Erwine) were born >from 1872 - 1884 in
Weitentrebtisch (Siroke Trebcice). The only siblings we were aware of
before the new development in research were Anna (m. Jakob SALOMAN),
Kamilla (m. Alois EISENMANN), and Helena (m. Emanuel POPPER). I have
no further info on the rest aside >from a death date for Laura (1884).

When the birth of Anna, the first of Jakob and Marie's children, was
registered, it was noted in the document that Jakob had previously
been using the last name ROBITSCHEK but the child would be registered
under his "right name" of Slansky. We've been Slansky ever since.
There seem to be a few things going on with Jakob, one of them being
that his mother, Anna SLANSKY, angered her father (name unknown) who
was a rabbi >from Horowitz (Horovice) by falling for a man who didn't
practice the "right" kind of Judaism. I believe that Anna (sr's)
father may have refused to make the marriage legal, so in the eyes of
the law Anna's children should have had her last name, but she and her
husband, who was a ROBITSCHEK (I don't have his first name), used his
name when their own children were born. Then, when her son Jakob went
to register his first child, he could not be found under the name had
been using, and the historical record was corrected (perhaps to his
own surprise).

Bruno immigrated to the U.S. in 1905. As far as we know, he was the
only one >from the Slansky branch, but he did stay with Lowy relatives
from his mother's side while he was getting settled. He had regular
contact with Kamilla, Helena, and Anna as well as their extended
families up until the communication lines closed during WWII. Of that
group, all were lost to the holocaust except for one nephew and two
nieces.

Previously, I had believed that the name change >from Robitchek to
Slansky was arbitrary and I was thus not related to any prior to
Jakob. I am hoping to learn about the family of Anna Slansky of
Horowitz. Now that I know there were other siblings, I would also like
to know more about what became of them. Searching Jewishgen has not
turned up any leads.

I am also cross-posting to the Austria-Czech SIG.

Rachel SLANSKY
Oakland, CA, U.S.A.


Siret, Romania Synagogue #romania

Diane Bark
 

An historic Ark >from Siret was dismantled, taken to Israel and is up
for auction.

You can read the article here:

https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/02/13/update-comparative-photos-siret-ark-and-replica/


Diane


Romania SIG #Romania Siret, Romania Synagogue #romania

Diane Bark
 

An historic Ark >from Siret was dismantled, taken to Israel and is up
for auction.

You can read the article here:

https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/02/13/update-comparative-photos-siret-ark-and-replica/


Diane


ViewMate translation request - German #romania

פשוט אינטערסאנט <pushitintersant@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71878

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

Thank you very much.

Mordechai Wiznitzer


Romania SIG #Romania ViewMate translation request - German #romania

פשוט אינטערסאנט <pushitintersant@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71878

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

Thank you very much.

Mordechai Wiznitzer


(Lithuania-US-NYC) YIVO Institute Vilna Collections Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

During World War ll, the Nazis looted the YIVO Archive and Library. Some of
the documents came to the United States after the war, the rest remained in
Lithuania until they were discovered in 1991. Along with their Lithuanian
partners YIVO is digitizing 1.3 million pages of documents and 12,200 books.
The books comprise rabbinical texts, diaries, letters, communal records,
literary manuscripts, photographs, Yiddish theater and eye-witness accounts
of the pogroms and the Holocaust. The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
located in New York City, NY has placed that archive and library in the
Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections.

Go to: https://vilnacollections.yivo.org/ and type in the search bar an
individual place, book or event you may wish to examine. Images are being
added daily to the website. Scroll down the page where there are
opportunities to view various items. For example, "The Collections" and the
"Featured Artifacts" Recent additions included a 1902 instruction manual for
Jewish farmers "Back to the Land" posted on February 12, 2019; a memoir of
50 years of Life in America of Yisroel Yehkiel Kopeloff posted December 10,
2018. Again under the Collections, I went to "Exhibitions" The Strashun
Library of Vilna and clicked on "gallery" which opens to a selection of
artifacts. Each different "gallery" gives an opportunity to search these
precious documents >from the past.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Lithuania-US-NYC) YIVO Institute Vilna Collections Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

During World War ll, the Nazis looted the YIVO Archive and Library. Some of
the documents came to the United States after the war, the rest remained in
Lithuania until they were discovered in 1991. Along with their Lithuanian
partners YIVO is digitizing 1.3 million pages of documents and 12,200 books.
The books comprise rabbinical texts, diaries, letters, communal records,
literary manuscripts, photographs, Yiddish theater and eye-witness accounts
of the pogroms and the Holocaust. The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
located in New York City, NY has placed that archive and library in the
Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections.

Go to: https://vilnacollections.yivo.org/ and type in the search bar an
individual place, book or event you may wish to examine. Images are being
added daily to the website. Scroll down the page where there are
opportunities to view various items. For example, "The Collections" and the
"Featured Artifacts" Recent additions included a 1902 instruction manual for
Jewish farmers "Back to the Land" posted on February 12, 2019; a memoir of
50 years of Life in America of Yisroel Yehkiel Kopeloff posted December 10,
2018. Again under the Collections, I went to "Exhibitions" The Strashun
Library of Vilna and clicked on "gallery" which opens to a selection of
artifacts. Each different "gallery" gives an opportunity to search these
precious documents >from the past.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate Polish translations NISENBAUM #general

bernerfolk
 

I've posted three records in Polish for which I'd appreciate translation.
All are for the NUSBAUM or NISENBAUM family in Sokolow Podlaski

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71807
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71808
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71809

Please respond privately or on the form provided.

With many thanks,
Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Polish translations NISENBAUM #general

bernerfolk
 

I've posted three records in Polish for which I'd appreciate translation.
All are for the NUSBAUM or NISENBAUM family in Sokolow Podlaski

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71807
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71808
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71809

Please respond privately or on the form provided.

With many thanks,
Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA

30721 - 30740 of 658849