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Derechin Records Update 1 #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the 1806, 1850, and 1850 Revision Lists for
Derechin are in the process of being translated into English and placed into
an Excel spreadsheet for eventual uploading to the Belarus Country Database.

A few people responded to my previous message asking who had spoken to me at
the IAJGS Conference about getting Derechin records. That person is Kevin
Hanit in Canada. Kevin will be the person to contact regarding fundraising
to pay for this project. He can be reached at <klh44@...>.

The name of the game is patience and persistence.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@...
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://homepage.mac.com/davefox73/


Derechin Records Update #belarus

mjgerver@...
 

Dave Fox asked me to post a correction to his posting about Kevin
Hanit's project to have the Derechin revision lists translated and
uploaded to the Belarus Country Database. The years for which the
Derechin revision lists are available are 1806, 1850, and 1858.

I hope that everyone here with Derechin ancestors will contact Kevin
(klh44@...) about making a donation to help pay for this
project, so that it can be completed as soon as possible.

Mike Gerver
Raanana, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Derechin Records Update 1 #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I am pleased to announce that the 1806, 1850, and 1850 Revision Lists for
Derechin are in the process of being translated into English and placed into
an Excel spreadsheet for eventual uploading to the Belarus Country Database.

A few people responded to my previous message asking who had spoken to me at
the IAJGS Conference about getting Derechin records. That person is Kevin
Hanit in Canada. Kevin will be the person to contact regarding fundraising
to pay for this project. He can be reached at <klh44@...>.

The name of the game is patience and persistence.

Dave
--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox73@...
Belarus SIG Founder and Past Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus
http://homepage.mac.com/davefox73/


Belarus SIG #Belarus Derechin Records Update #belarus

mjgerver@...
 

Dave Fox asked me to post a correction to his posting about Kevin
Hanit's project to have the Derechin revision lists translated and
uploaded to the Belarus Country Database. The years for which the
Derechin revision lists are available are 1806, 1850, and 1858.

I hope that everyone here with Derechin ancestors will contact Kevin
(klh44@...) about making a donation to help pay for this
project, so that it can be completed as soon as possible.

Mike Gerver
Raanana, Israel


Pinkas Mohel of Alexander Tachauer from Nurenberg #unitedkingdom

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear UK Siggers,
Since quite a number of Jews managed to find their way to the
UK in the 1930s,including via the Kindertransport I thought
that the following might be of interest.
The Pinkas Mohel or Sefer Habritot of the late
Alexander Tachauer the Mohel who lived in Nurenberg
and performed circumcisions between 1919-1933 was
published privately by his children in Israel in
2002.Though he lived in Nurenberg, he performed also
in Bamberg,Furth and other cities.I got interested in
it because of my family member Shmuel Koenigsbuch who
had his Brit in 1920. Alexander Tachauer circumcized
also the known designer Otto Treumann and Henry
Kissinger.
The importance of it is that one may see the Hebrew
name of the boy.
If you provide me a year of birth I'll be willing to
look up.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Pinkas Mohel of Alexander Tachauer from Nurenberg #unitedkingdom

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear UK Siggers,
Since quite a number of Jews managed to find their way to the
UK in the 1930s,including via the Kindertransport I thought
that the following might be of interest.
The Pinkas Mohel or Sefer Habritot of the late
Alexander Tachauer the Mohel who lived in Nurenberg
and performed circumcisions between 1919-1933 was
published privately by his children in Israel in
2002.Though he lived in Nurenberg, he performed also
in Bamberg,Furth and other cities.I got interested in
it because of my family member Shmuel Koenigsbuch who
had his Brit in 1920. Alexander Tachauer circumcized
also the known designer Otto Treumann and Henry
Kissinger.
The importance of it is that one may see the Hebrew
name of the boy.
If you provide me a year of birth I'll be willing to
look up.
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


W. SILVERSMITH from Montreal #general

katie sobol <katie2727@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners:

Does anyone remember a W. SILVERSMITH who owned a house or business on
Cadieux Street in Montreal between 1924-1925? I will appreciate any help.

Thank you,
Katie Sobol
researcher#9386
katie2727@...
researching: ZOLLER and MESSINGER, Brody, Ukraine, and Montreal.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen W. SILVERSMITH from Montreal #general

katie sobol <katie2727@...>
 

Dear Fellow Genners:

Does anyone remember a W. SILVERSMITH who owned a house or business on
Cadieux Street in Montreal between 1924-1925? I will appreciate any help.

Thank you,
Katie Sobol
researcher#9386
katie2727@...
researching: ZOLLER and MESSINGER, Brody, Ukraine, and Montreal.


Could "Yitzhak" be translated as "Alexander?" #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

I apologize for this question, because I know this type of query sends some
of our participants off on tangents.

Nonetheless, there are some scholars on this site, people far more learned
than I am. As a result, there probably is someone who may be aware of the
definitive answer to the following question without needing to do intensive
research.

Would anyone know if, back in Czarist Russia, "Alexander" would have been a
reasonable interpretation of the Yiddish first name "Yitzhak?"

TIA,
Judy Segal
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Could "Yitzhak" be translated as "Alexander?" #general

HeyJudy123@...
 

I apologize for this question, because I know this type of query sends some
of our participants off on tangents.

Nonetheless, there are some scholars on this site, people far more learned
than I am. As a result, there probably is someone who may be aware of the
definitive answer to the following question without needing to do intensive
research.

Would anyone know if, back in Czarist Russia, "Alexander" would have been a
reasonable interpretation of the Yiddish first name "Yitzhak?"

TIA,
Judy Segal
New York City


Scottish Migration to Silesia in the 1600s/1700s? #general

Cary Aufseeser <cary@...>
 

We have an oral family tradition of Scotch descent for my ancestral LONDON
surname. I had assumed these ancestors were Jewish. Would anyone in this
forum know if Scot merchants and mercenaries (Jewish or not) settled in the
Breslau, Silesia area of what was then Austria, but became Prussia in the
1600s/1700s? Alternatively was there an English migration of merchants and
mercenaries to the Breslau area during that time period?

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA
cary@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Scottish Migration to Silesia in the 1600s/1700s? #general

Cary Aufseeser <cary@...>
 

We have an oral family tradition of Scotch descent for my ancestral LONDON
surname. I had assumed these ancestors were Jewish. Would anyone in this
forum know if Scot merchants and mercenaries (Jewish or not) settled in the
Breslau, Silesia area of what was then Austria, but became Prussia in the
1600s/1700s? Alternatively was there an English migration of merchants and
mercenaries to the Breslau area during that time period?

Cary Aufseeser
Newton, MA
cary@...


LDS Film look-ups - NYC #general

clea <clea@...>
 

I have on order the following two LDS films and will do look-ups. These are
films of certificates, NOT indexes. You must know the certificate number for
me to look something up for you. Please send requests privately. You must
provide the certificate number and name.

The films should arrive either this Wednesday (9th) or the following
Wednesday. I can only make one trip as this center is not in my home town. I
would go either Thurs. or Sat. of the week they arrive.

Manhattan Deaths
FHL #1323115 Certificate # 10866-12200 1906

Manhattan Marriages
FHL #1439711 Certificate #21001-22253 1908

Carolyn Lea
Ohio
clea@...

ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen>New York and Savannah,
Georgia
ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEVISON> Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah,
Georgia OPPENHEIM > Savannah, Georgia WEINBERG > Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LDS Film look-ups - NYC #general

clea <clea@...>
 

I have on order the following two LDS films and will do look-ups. These are
films of certificates, NOT indexes. You must know the certificate number for
me to look something up for you. Please send requests privately. You must
provide the certificate number and name.

The films should arrive either this Wednesday (9th) or the following
Wednesday. I can only make one trip as this center is not in my home town. I
would go either Thurs. or Sat. of the week they arrive.

Manhattan Deaths
FHL #1323115 Certificate # 10866-12200 1906

Manhattan Marriages
FHL #1439711 Certificate #21001-22253 1908

Carolyn Lea
Ohio
clea@...

ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen>New York and Savannah,
Georgia
ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEVISON> Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah,
Georgia OPPENHEIM > Savannah, Georgia WEINBERG > Georgia


Searching: GREENWALD family - Israel #general

polyakp@...
 

Dear All,
I am find the contact to in kibbutze - Ein Ajala in Israel. May be anybody
to remember: Israel Greenwald and his family. Thay are lived at same
place. About of 1973-78 thay are went >from Israel.
Best regards, Peter Polyak. e-mail: Polyakp@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: GREENWALD family - Israel #general

polyakp@...
 

Dear All,
I am find the contact to in kibbutze - Ein Ajala in Israel. May be anybody
to remember: Israel Greenwald and his family. Thay are lived at same
place. About of 1973-78 thay are went >from Israel.
Best regards, Peter Polyak. e-mail: Polyakp@...


Small world; Great resource; Program on oral history #general

Diane Goldman <dgoldman@...>
 

For a 1998 Shtetlshleppers trip, I contacted people >from my small
Carpathian towns, mostly in Romania--Turulung (Tur Terebes), north of
Satu Mare, for GRUN (great-grandfather), Halmeu (Halmi), a bit further
north, for FARKAS (great-grandmother).

A very special source of information about our families' pre-WWII
history is the Survivors Registry at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
You can search the database town name. The staff will forward letters.
Each respondent offered another piece of the puzzle about the towns,
cemeteries, and pre-war life. However, over 7 years I've lost touch.

Imagine the surprise of being on the same stage with one of the generous
Halmeu/Halmi informants! Completely a coincidence. What a wonderful
opportunity to meet in person. If you're interested in historic
Transylvania OR in oral history OR wonderful coincidences, check out the
program below:


Tracing your Jewish Roots: The How-tos of Oral History

What: Targeted for young adults (18-35 years old), this workshop
consists of two parts: In the first part, attendees will learn the
basics of how to conduct oral histories, as a means of documenting their
family histories, through concepts that are being used in the new B’nai
B’rith Oral History Heritage Project.
The second part of the presentation will familiarize the participants
with tools for conducting genealogical research.

Who: Ms. Irene WEISS was born in Transylvania, Romania, and came to
the United States in 1964. She is a Holocaust survivor, whose story was
recorded by the Spielberg Shoah Foundation and told in her book Life At
The End Of The Tunnel. Ms. Weiss will be with us to share her experience
and insights as an interviewee.

Diana C. ALTMAN, director, B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish
Museum, will present the B’nai B’rith Oral History Heritage Project.
Irene Saunders GOLDSTEIN, professional writer/editor and oral historian
and chair of the B’nai B’rith Center for Jewish Identity, will share
tips on interviewing family members.
Diane GOLDMAN, past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington, will share tips about conducting genealogical research.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-8:30 pm.

WHERE: The B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, 2020 K
Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.

COST: Attendance at the event is $5. Advance registration
recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information or reservations, please call
(202) 857-6583 or send an e-mail to alevi@...

--Diane
Diane Goldman, Maryland
dgoldman@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Small world; Great resource; Program on oral history #general

Diane Goldman <dgoldman@...>
 

For a 1998 Shtetlshleppers trip, I contacted people >from my small
Carpathian towns, mostly in Romania--Turulung (Tur Terebes), north of
Satu Mare, for GRUN (great-grandfather), Halmeu (Halmi), a bit further
north, for FARKAS (great-grandmother).

A very special source of information about our families' pre-WWII
history is the Survivors Registry at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
You can search the database town name. The staff will forward letters.
Each respondent offered another piece of the puzzle about the towns,
cemeteries, and pre-war life. However, over 7 years I've lost touch.

Imagine the surprise of being on the same stage with one of the generous
Halmeu/Halmi informants! Completely a coincidence. What a wonderful
opportunity to meet in person. If you're interested in historic
Transylvania OR in oral history OR wonderful coincidences, check out the
program below:


Tracing your Jewish Roots: The How-tos of Oral History

What: Targeted for young adults (18-35 years old), this workshop
consists of two parts: In the first part, attendees will learn the
basics of how to conduct oral histories, as a means of documenting their
family histories, through concepts that are being used in the new B’nai
B’rith Oral History Heritage Project.
The second part of the presentation will familiarize the participants
with tools for conducting genealogical research.

Who: Ms. Irene WEISS was born in Transylvania, Romania, and came to
the United States in 1964. She is a Holocaust survivor, whose story was
recorded by the Spielberg Shoah Foundation and told in her book Life At
The End Of The Tunnel. Ms. Weiss will be with us to share her experience
and insights as an interviewee.

Diana C. ALTMAN, director, B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish
Museum, will present the B’nai B’rith Oral History Heritage Project.
Irene Saunders GOLDSTEIN, professional writer/editor and oral historian
and chair of the B’nai B’rith Center for Jewish Identity, will share
tips on interviewing family members.
Diane GOLDMAN, past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington, will share tips about conducting genealogical research.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-8:30 pm.

WHERE: The B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, 2020 K
Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.

COST: Attendance at the event is $5. Advance registration
recommended. Light refreshments will be provided.

PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information or reservations, please call
(202) 857-6583 or send an e-mail to alevi@...

--Diane
Diane Goldman, Maryland
dgoldman@...


Israeli Death Certificate #general

Sherry Kisos <smwwk770@...>
 

Dear All,

About two weeks ago, I went to the Ministry of
Interior office in Petach Tikvah in order to look for
three death certificates. There is a form that one
fills out for each request and of course, one takes a
number and waits in line.

My turn eventually came and I gave in my requests to
the female clerk. She found two of the three names.
Each request costs 15 shekels (about US$3.20). I paid
the thirty shekels for the two certificates and then
the computer jammed! While we were waiting, I
explained to her why I needed the death certificates -
one was to try and trace the family of a Holocaust
survivor who had passed away and I wanted to know
where he lived so that I could find out where he might
be buried; the other death certificate was for someone
whom I was also looking for. Neither of these
certificates were for my relatives. The lady was
extremely nice and told me her story - she herself is
the child of Holocaust survivors whose parents never
talked about their past. She was looking for her
relatives. So, I gave her the addresses of the
jewishgen website and the Yad Vashem website,
together with my phone number, just in case, she
needed help.

For everyone's general information.

Sherry Kisos
Petach Tikvah, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israeli Death Certificate #general

Sherry Kisos <smwwk770@...>
 

Dear All,

About two weeks ago, I went to the Ministry of
Interior office in Petach Tikvah in order to look for
three death certificates. There is a form that one
fills out for each request and of course, one takes a
number and waits in line.

My turn eventually came and I gave in my requests to
the female clerk. She found two of the three names.
Each request costs 15 shekels (about US$3.20). I paid
the thirty shekels for the two certificates and then
the computer jammed! While we were waiting, I
explained to her why I needed the death certificates -
one was to try and trace the family of a Holocaust
survivor who had passed away and I wanted to know
where he lived so that I could find out where he might
be buried; the other death certificate was for someone
whom I was also looking for. Neither of these
certificates were for my relatives. The lady was
extremely nice and told me her story - she herself is
the child of Holocaust survivors whose parents never
talked about their past. She was looking for her
relatives. So, I gave her the addresses of the
jewishgen website and the Yad Vashem website,
together with my phone number, just in case, she
needed help.

For everyone's general information.

Sherry Kisos
Petach Tikvah, Israel