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Old Find A Grave Website Permanently Closing Down August 20,2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

About five years ago Ancestry acquired Find-A-Grave
(https://findagrave.com ). Since then a new website was launched but the old
one was still available for those who preferred that "look"
(https://old.findagrave.com ). Recently Find-A-Grave announced it is
retiring the "old" website on August 20, 2018. The closing date is noticed
on the "old" website link given above.

To read more see Thomas MacEntee's posting at:
https://abundantgenealogy.com/dont-panic-old-find-a-grave-shutting-down-august-20th-2018/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NR2cUw ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old Find A Grave Website Permanently Closing Down August 20,2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

About five years ago Ancestry acquired Find-A-Grave
(https://findagrave.com ). Since then a new website was launched but the old
one was still available for those who preferred that "look"
(https://old.findagrave.com ). Recently Find-A-Grave announced it is
retiring the "old" website on August 20, 2018. The closing date is noticed
on the "old" website link given above.

To read more see Thomas MacEntee's posting at:
https://abundantgenealogy.com/dont-panic-old-find-a-grave-shutting-down-august-20th-2018/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NR2cUw ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Fw: GOODMAN family #ukraine

ruth mills <ruthmills2@...>
 

Hi All, 

I'm hoping somebody can help me find the origins of my great grandfather Louis GOODMAN in Kiev. He is buried in London, UK and his headstone gives his Hebrew name as Yehudah Lieb son of Meir. He was born in 1865 in Kiev - source British census of 1901. He arrived in London with his wife Rebecca nee SCORAZIN/SUEREZIN approximately 1895 (Rebecca's surname is uncertain and recorded differently on the birth certificates of the children born in London. They had 2 children in Kiev Hyman b1890 and Annie b1892, and 5 more children in London Marks b1896, David b1900, Lena b1902, Barney b1903 and Reuben b1905. The family was deported back to Kiev where Rebecca died she is according to family story buried in Kiev, and Louis married again to Gertie (sorry I don't know anything more about her). By 1909 the family had returned to London, and Louis died in 1909, the children were scattered with three ending up in a school in Kings Lynn UK, and two ending up in an orphanage in South London. The eldest two children were working.
It is possible Louis is related to both Mordechai b1882 and Gershon b1874 GOODMAN also both >from Kiev and resident in London, and a Benjamin GOODMAN b1858 Kiev who went to America.
Any pointers or information gratefully received.

Regards

Ruth Mills

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: GOODMAN family #ukraine

ruth mills <ruthmills2@...>
 

Hi All, 

I'm hoping somebody can help me find the origins of my great grandfather Louis GOODMAN in Kiev. He is buried in London, UK and his headstone gives his Hebrew name as Yehudah Lieb son of Meir. He was born in 1865 in Kiev - source British census of 1901. He arrived in London with his wife Rebecca nee SCORAZIN/SUEREZIN approximately 1895 (Rebecca's surname is uncertain and recorded differently on the birth certificates of the children born in London. They had 2 children in Kiev Hyman b1890 and Annie b1892, and 5 more children in London Marks b1896, David b1900, Lena b1902, Barney b1903 and Reuben b1905. The family was deported back to Kiev where Rebecca died she is according to family story buried in Kiev, and Louis married again to Gertie (sorry I don't know anything more about her). By 1909 the family had returned to London, and Louis died in 1909, the children were scattered with three ending up in a school in Kings Lynn UK, and two ending up in an orphanage in South London. The eldest two children were working.
It is possible Louis is related to both Mordechai b1882 and Gershon b1874 GOODMAN also both >from Kiev and resident in London, and a Benjamin GOODMAN b1858 Kiev who went to America.
Any pointers or information gratefully received.

Regards

Ruth Mills

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


SINGER of Keszthely, NEUBERGER of Vyszaka Mako #hungary

pinardpr@...
 

Dear H-SIG,

Can anyone help me find traces of the family of Salomon/Oskar Singer, born at Keszthely (Zala), Hungary on 4 February 1874. For Jewish official purposes, he seems to have used the name Salomon. For state/other official purposes Oskar.

His wife's name was Sidonie, nee Neuberger (born 30 July 1875). On their daughter's German-language birth certificate, she is listed as coming >from "Trenczen Mako", which I suppose is Makov near Trencin, Slovakia today.

They were married on 2 August 1898, but I do not know where.

They had a daughter, Margit, born on 26 January 1904 at what is now Karvina, Czech Republic. She later became a dentist and practiced in Prague until the summer of 1940. At that point, she returned to Slovakia. Her official residence (prislusnost) was at Oscadnica at that time.

Salamon/Oskar's profession is listed as "Locomotivfuhrer," i.e., an engineer/operator of locomotives.

The family does not seem to be on any lists of Holocaust victims at Yad Vashem, and we are hoping they may have survived.

If anyone has any tips on how to find them, their wider family and/or uncover their fates, I would be most obliged.

Thank you,

Rick Pinard, Prague


Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

tom
 

"Izahaz" doesn't exist; "imaha'z" means "house of prayer", i.e. a synagogue. (google is particularly bad at translating hungarian. caveat emptor.)


....... tom klein, toronto

rjf@stepstothepast.com wrote:

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Hungary SIG #Hungary SINGER of Keszthely, NEUBERGER of Vyszaka Mako #hungary

pinardpr@...
 

Dear H-SIG,

Can anyone help me find traces of the family of Salomon/Oskar Singer, born at Keszthely (Zala), Hungary on 4 February 1874. For Jewish official purposes, he seems to have used the name Salomon. For state/other official purposes Oskar.

His wife's name was Sidonie, nee Neuberger (born 30 July 1875). On their daughter's German-language birth certificate, she is listed as coming >from "Trenczen Mako", which I suppose is Makov near Trencin, Slovakia today.

They were married on 2 August 1898, but I do not know where.

They had a daughter, Margit, born on 26 January 1904 at what is now Karvina, Czech Republic. She later became a dentist and practiced in Prague until the summer of 1940. At that point, she returned to Slovakia. Her official residence (prislusnost) was at Oscadnica at that time.

Salamon/Oskar's profession is listed as "Locomotivfuhrer," i.e., an engineer/operator of locomotives.

The family does not seem to be on any lists of Holocaust victims at Yad Vashem, and we are hoping they may have survived.

If anyone has any tips on how to find them, their wider family and/or uncover their fates, I would be most obliged.

Thank you,

Rick Pinard, Prague


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

tom
 

"Izahaz" doesn't exist; "imaha'z" means "house of prayer", i.e. a synagogue. (google is particularly bad at translating hungarian. caveat emptor.)


....... tom klein, toronto

rjf@stepstothepast.com wrote:

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

gcsanadi@...
 

Dear Bob,
the â??imahÃ¥zâ?? is the mirror translation of the house ( hÃ¥z) of worship (ima). Practically it means that the actual community is small, they have built a relatively minor building (or even changed a former apartment) into religious purposes. As you know, the official licences of the different authorities played also a significant role.
By the way,my mother-line part of family is rooted also in �jfehÊrtó. Which database do you scroll?
Best,
Gabor Csanadi

On 2018. Aug 15., at 8:04, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

H-SIG Digest for Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

1. Meaning of imahaz

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Subject: Meaning of imahaz
From: rjf@stepstothepast.com
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:10:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

gcsanadi@...
 

Dear Bob,
the â??imahÃ¥zâ?? is the mirror translation of the house ( hÃ¥z) of worship (ima). Practically it means that the actual community is small, they have built a relatively minor building (or even changed a former apartment) into religious purposes. As you know, the official licences of the different authorities played also a significant role.
By the way,my mother-line part of family is rooted also in �jfehÊrtó. Which database do you scroll?
Best,
Gabor Csanadi

On 2018. Aug 15., at 8:04, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

H-SIG Digest for Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

1. Meaning of imahaz

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Meaning of imahaz
From: rjf@stepstothepast.com
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:10:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Re: Meaning of imahaz #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Imahaz literally translates as a house of prayer. It is a Beisemedresh/Beth
haMidrash.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell: +36-30-546-6950


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Meaning of imahaz #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Imahaz literally translates as a house of prayer. It is a Beisemedresh/Beth
haMidrash.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell: +36-30-546-6950


Need assistance finding family members - MARGULIES from Touste, Poland #general

Andrea Zimmerman <nptgirl@...>
 

Hi. I have been trying to gather family information about my grandfather. His
name was Sigmund MARGULIES (changed to Sigmund Margolis) and he was born in
Touste, Poland. He immigrated to NY and then moved to Newport, Rhode Island
and opened a grocery store.

He married Tillie Rosen in NY. He had 4 brothers that died in Europe but I do
not know their names. His father's name was Samuel A. Margulies and his
mother's name was Fannie. I believe that he had an uncle and cousins in NY.
Was hoping that you would be able to recommend how I could obtain his
brother's names and confirm his father and mother's names.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at email: nptgirl@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Andrea Zimmerman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need assistance finding family members - MARGULIES from Touste, Poland #general

Andrea Zimmerman <nptgirl@...>
 

Hi. I have been trying to gather family information about my grandfather. His
name was Sigmund MARGULIES (changed to Sigmund Margolis) and he was born in
Touste, Poland. He immigrated to NY and then moved to Newport, Rhode Island
and opened a grocery store.

He married Tillie Rosen in NY. He had 4 brothers that died in Europe but I do
not know their names. His father's name was Samuel A. Margulies and his
mother's name was Fannie. I believe that he had an uncle and cousins in NY.
Was hoping that you would be able to recommend how I could obtain his
brother's names and confirm his father and mother's names.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at email: nptgirl@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Andrea Zimmerman


CeCE Moore Talks About Finding Cold Cases with DNA on GEDMatch #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

CeCe Moore talks about GEDMatch and finding criminals, cold cases on the
Today Show with Megyn Kelly
https://www.today.com/video/meet-the-woman-investigating-cold-case-murders-from-her-couch-1298638915608?v=raila
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/CKgdUX ]

Thank you to Randi Dara Zwickel Patrick for sharing the video clip.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Further discussion of DNA testing should take place on the DNA
testing discussion list.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CeCE Moore Talks About Finding Cold Cases with DNA on GEDMatch #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

CeCe Moore talks about GEDMatch and finding criminals, cold cases on the
Today Show with Megyn Kelly
https://www.today.com/video/meet-the-woman-investigating-cold-case-murders-from-her-couch-1298638915608?v=raila
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/CKgdUX ]

Thank you to Randi Dara Zwickel Patrick for sharing the video clip.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR NOTE: Further discussion of DNA testing should take place on the DNA
testing discussion list.


(US) Finding Your Roots Next Season Begins On January 8 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Season 5 of Finding Your Roots begins on January 8m 2019 at 8:00PM ET on
Public Broadcasting System. (PBS). It is best to look at your cable provider
for station and local times. The 10-episode season will include:
Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney and S. Epatha Merkerson; and
actors Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny and Kal Penn. Season
five also includes George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe
Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan, Marina
Abramovic, Kehinde Wiley, Marco Rubio, Tulsi Gabbard, Paul Ryan, Alejandro
Innaritu, Michael Moore, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

There are several Jewish celebrities among the guests, including Sarah
Silverman, Sheryl Sandberg and Andy Samberg and Paul Ryan was surprised to
find he has Jewish Ashkenazi roots >from his mother's German line.

To read more se:
https://abundantgenealogy.com/pbs-announces-season-five-of-finding-your-roots-with-henry-louis-gates-jr/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/wZe3W2 ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Finding Your Roots Next Season Begins On January 8 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Season 5 of Finding Your Roots begins on January 8m 2019 at 8:00PM ET on
Public Broadcasting System. (PBS). It is best to look at your cable provider
for station and local times. The 10-episode season will include:
Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney and S. Epatha Merkerson; and
actors Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny and Kal Penn. Season
five also includes George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe
Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan, Marina
Abramovic, Kehinde Wiley, Marco Rubio, Tulsi Gabbard, Paul Ryan, Alejandro
Innaritu, Michael Moore, Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman.

There are several Jewish celebrities among the guests, including Sarah
Silverman, Sheryl Sandberg and Andy Samberg and Paul Ryan was surprised to
find he has Jewish Ashkenazi roots >from his mother's German line.

To read more se:
https://abundantgenealogy.com/pbs-announces-season-five-of-finding-your-roots-with-henry-louis-gates-jr/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/wZe3W2 ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


International Tracing Service Makes Documentation More Understandable #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Since the end of World War II the International Tracing Service (ITS) has
kept records that are >from concentration camps, displaced persons and forced
laborers. The archive has over 30 million documents including original maps
and information >from other archives. The information is relevant to over
17.5 million people. In an attempt to explain the structure of major
documents that one is likely to see on its website, as sometimes the files
and maps are not fully understandable to the reader, the ITS developed an
e-Guide. To access the guide go to: https://eguide.its-arolsen.org/en for
English or https://eguide.its-arolsen.org/ for German.

It is recommended that the reader use a PC to view the e-Guide while it was
designed for use on PCs, laptops and tablets, it can be viewed on smart
phones as well, but not all of the features will be available.

As the ITS is located within the European Union you are required to
acknowledge the use of cookies to be compliant with the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The e-Guide focuses on file cards and forms that were developed for a
single person. The e-Guide describes who used the respective cards and
forms, when, how and why. There are also links to other background
information. Note: Not all documents for all people persecuted by the Nazis
were preserved-many were destroyed during the war. If you think a
description is missing or have other comments contact the ITS at:
eguide(at)its-arolsen.org. Also, not all German terms have been translated
into the English version of the E-Guide.

Thank you to Peter Lande for sharing the information about the e-Guide with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Tracing Service Makes Documentation More Understandable #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Since the end of World War II the International Tracing Service (ITS) has
kept records that are >from concentration camps, displaced persons and forced
laborers. The archive has over 30 million documents including original maps
and information >from other archives. The information is relevant to over
17.5 million people. In an attempt to explain the structure of major
documents that one is likely to see on its website, as sometimes the files
and maps are not fully understandable to the reader, the ITS developed an
e-Guide. To access the guide go to: https://eguide.its-arolsen.org/en for
English or https://eguide.its-arolsen.org/ for German.

It is recommended that the reader use a PC to view the e-Guide while it was
designed for use on PCs, laptops and tablets, it can be viewed on smart
phones as well, but not all of the features will be available.

As the ITS is located within the European Union you are required to
acknowledge the use of cookies to be compliant with the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The e-Guide focuses on file cards and forms that were developed for a
single person. The e-Guide describes who used the respective cards and
forms, when, how and why. There are also links to other background
information. Note: Not all documents for all people persecuted by the Nazis
were preserved-many were destroyed during the war. If you think a
description is missing or have other comments contact the ITS at:
eguide(at)its-arolsen.org. Also, not all German terms have been translated
into the English version of the E-Guide.

Thank you to Peter Lande for sharing the information about the e-Guide with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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