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Success - Family found after 80 years of searching! #general

Mark Budman <budman@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I would to thank everyone for their assistance in locating my SEGAL
(SOLOMIN) relatives. With the release of the 1920 Canadian Census, the
assistance of the Jewishgen community, and a lot of luck, I managed to
locate my late grandfather's first cousin's family.

I myself have been searching for 10 years for the family directly connected
to Solomon Segal, who once lived in Toronto, Canada (190-1921) before
completely disappearing. I have letters dating back to 1926 searching for
him and his family, and because of the generosity of people involved with
JewishGen, I managed to located them in LA.

Of course, just by dates, Solomon Segal is no longer alive, but his
daughter-in-law is living in the LA area.

It is truly incredible to blindly call someone up, and explain that you are
a lost relative, especially when the person on the other end never knew of
any extended family. They thought everyone was killed in the holocaust. I
have been able to send pictures containing individuals >from both families.
The joys and happiness of this event is overwhelming! Words cannot explain
the feelings. It was truly a memorable experience.

I would like to thank everyone. Words cannot express my gratitude. Without
you this never would have happened. Without the contribution and existence
of Jewsihgen, I would have never located these people.

Once again I would like to thank everyone for their input and assistance.

Happy Hanukah and all the best to everyone!

Best Regards,

Mark
----
Mark J. Budman
Researching SOLOMIN/SEGAL >from Lithuania
budman@generation.net

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success - Family found after 80 years of searching! #general

Mark Budman <budman@...>
 

Dear Friends:

I would to thank everyone for their assistance in locating my SEGAL
(SOLOMIN) relatives. With the release of the 1920 Canadian Census, the
assistance of the Jewishgen community, and a lot of luck, I managed to
locate my late grandfather's first cousin's family.

I myself have been searching for 10 years for the family directly connected
to Solomon Segal, who once lived in Toronto, Canada (190-1921) before
completely disappearing. I have letters dating back to 1926 searching for
him and his family, and because of the generosity of people involved with
JewishGen, I managed to located them in LA.

Of course, just by dates, Solomon Segal is no longer alive, but his
daughter-in-law is living in the LA area.

It is truly incredible to blindly call someone up, and explain that you are
a lost relative, especially when the person on the other end never knew of
any extended family. They thought everyone was killed in the holocaust. I
have been able to send pictures containing individuals >from both families.
The joys and happiness of this event is overwhelming! Words cannot explain
the feelings. It was truly a memorable experience.

I would like to thank everyone. Words cannot express my gratitude. Without
you this never would have happened. Without the contribution and existence
of Jewsihgen, I would have never located these people.

Once again I would like to thank everyone for their input and assistance.

Happy Hanukah and all the best to everyone!

Best Regards,

Mark
----
Mark J. Budman
Researching SOLOMIN/SEGAL >from Lithuania
budman@generation.net

MODERATOR NOTE: A great way to show appreciation is through a
contribution to JewishGen; for more information, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


Re: Berlin records before 1874 #germany

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

The Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin has the Jewish
birth, marriage and death records for the entire 19th century up to 1874.
They are bound volumes of what look like photocopies or printouts >from microfilm.
The originals I am told are lost.

The volumes in Berlin are alphabetically indexed, but not each volume actually
contains an index! Sometimes the index in one volume covers that volume and a
couple of others.

I have a list of volumes and indices, which I could pass on to anyone of you who
is interested.

The Family History Library (Mormon Library) has microfilms of the same records but
starting in 1812.

Simon Srebrny (>from London, now living in Berlin) <srebrny@mac.com>


German SIG #Germany Re: Berlin records before 1874 #germany

Simon Srebrny <srebrny@...>
 

The Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin has the Jewish
birth, marriage and death records for the entire 19th century up to 1874.
They are bound volumes of what look like photocopies or printouts >from microfilm.
The originals I am told are lost.

The volumes in Berlin are alphabetically indexed, but not each volume actually
contains an index! Sometimes the index in one volume covers that volume and a
couple of others.

I have a list of volumes and indices, which I could pass on to anyone of you who
is interested.

The Family History Library (Mormon Library) has microfilms of the same records but
starting in 1812.

Simon Srebrny (>from London, now living in Berlin) <srebrny@mac.com>


"Online Testaments to the Holocaust" [For a price] #germany

H.Peter Sinclair <peter@...>
 

Dear GerSigers

I received a very interesting brochure, providing details of a new
full- searchable online database containing over 100,000 pages of
typed and hand-written manuscripts, photographs, printed books, flyers
and brochures of rare and unique historical material, created in
partnership with The Wiener Library in London.

This full-text and image resource is intended for research on the
Holocaust, the Nazi period, Jewish Resistance, World War II and its legacy.

However, on further investigation I found that significant fees are charged
for access to the documents. [Therefore, while this may be a resource for
use by well-funded research facilities or businesses, it is probably much less
interesting for individuals.]

The Wiener Library is the oldest archive and documentation centre
devoted to the study of the Holocaust and the Nazi era, its causes and
legacies. The Library was founded in Amsterdam in 1933 by Dr. Alfred
Wiener as a direct response to the Nazis coming to power in Germany.
In the summer of 1939 the Library moved to London and during the war
it was mainly used by government departments and the BBC. Today it is
a research library, used by students and academics, by researchers and
journalists, as well as former refugees and survivors attempting to
trace family members lost in the Holocaust.

The Wiener Library Press Cuttings Collection

from its beginnings in 1933 the Wiener Library has been collecting
press cuttings >from a wide variety of papers. The earliest cuttings,
from 1933-1 955, are already on microfilm. The second part of the
press archive, c.300,000 cuttings, covers the year 1956 to 2004.
Highlights include war crimes trials, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and
biographical information on many refugees and survivors in this
country. And so on....... For information about [fee based] on-line
access to this collection [use an Internet search tool.]

[ GerSIG does not advertise commercial websites in this Forum. ]

"H.Peter Sinclair" <peter@thesinclairs.co.uk> London UK

MODERATOR NOTE: I have modified the above with the permission of Mr. Sinclair.
Comments in [ brackets ] were added or edited by the moderator.


German SIG #Germany "Online Testaments to the Holocaust" [For a price] #germany

H.Peter Sinclair <peter@...>
 

Dear GerSigers

I received a very interesting brochure, providing details of a new
full- searchable online database containing over 100,000 pages of
typed and hand-written manuscripts, photographs, printed books, flyers
and brochures of rare and unique historical material, created in
partnership with The Wiener Library in London.

This full-text and image resource is intended for research on the
Holocaust, the Nazi period, Jewish Resistance, World War II and its legacy.

However, on further investigation I found that significant fees are charged
for access to the documents. [Therefore, while this may be a resource for
use by well-funded research facilities or businesses, it is probably much less
interesting for individuals.]

The Wiener Library is the oldest archive and documentation centre
devoted to the study of the Holocaust and the Nazi era, its causes and
legacies. The Library was founded in Amsterdam in 1933 by Dr. Alfred
Wiener as a direct response to the Nazis coming to power in Germany.
In the summer of 1939 the Library moved to London and during the war
it was mainly used by government departments and the BBC. Today it is
a research library, used by students and academics, by researchers and
journalists, as well as former refugees and survivors attempting to
trace family members lost in the Holocaust.

The Wiener Library Press Cuttings Collection

from its beginnings in 1933 the Wiener Library has been collecting
press cuttings >from a wide variety of papers. The earliest cuttings,
from 1933-1 955, are already on microfilm. The second part of the
press archive, c.300,000 cuttings, covers the year 1956 to 2004.
Highlights include war crimes trials, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and
biographical information on many refugees and survivors in this
country. And so on....... For information about [fee based] on-line
access to this collection [use an Internet search tool.]

[ GerSIG does not advertise commercial websites in this Forum. ]

"H.Peter Sinclair" <peter@thesinclairs.co.uk> London UK

MODERATOR NOTE: I have modified the above with the permission of Mr. Sinclair.
Comments in [ brackets ] were added or edited by the moderator.


Re: NATHAN #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

Looking for members of family NATHAN maybe >from Laupheim.

My Jacob NATHAN was born 1810 and died abt. 1886.

Kind regards H M Unger hans-martinunger@freesurf.ch

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German SIG #Germany RE:NATHAN #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hans-martinunger@...>
 

Looking for members of family NATHAN maybe >from Laupheim.

My Jacob NATHAN was born 1810 and died abt. 1886.

Kind regards H M Unger hans-martinunger@freesurf.ch

MODERATOR NOTE: For better results please give us more information about
both the people and the towns you are seeking.


Re: Berlin records before 1874 #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

If they're kept in or near Berlin, they should be listed somewhere in
the 6-volume _Quellen zur Geschichte des Judentums in Archiven der neuen
Bundeslaender_, Jersch-Wenzel and Ruerup, eds. Vol. 5 (Prussian State
Archives in Berlin-Dahlem) would be my first guess. You'll need to find
a university library that has these volumes. I'll look next time I have
the chance, but it may be a while.

By the way, the "LDS microfilms" of most German Jewish records were, for
the most part, originally filmed by the Nazis--civil records in
1938-1939, synagogue records and other items (mainly >from E. of the
Oder-Neisse line) in 1944-45. LDS obtained the right to incorporate
them into their library >from the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv),
which made these films available starting in 1958.

Looking at the FHL (LDS library) catalog at www.familysearch.org, I see that
the situation is especially confusing for the Berlin records. Unless I
miss my guess, LDS (technically the Genealogical Society of Utah) filmed
photocopies--perhaps printouts of the microfilms--in 1964. These would
be the films with numbers 477280-477310. The 1938 films have 7-digit
numbers beginning with 18. One item seems to be available on *three*
films: births to citizens 1812-1840, which also appears on film 1271483,
which is also a 1938 film.

Anyone who's worked with the Nazi films knows what a pain they are. In
many cases (including here) they would film all the right-hand pages in
a volume, then turn the book over and film the left-hand pages in
reverse order, upside down. In other cases, the left and right sides
appear on different reels of film. I haven't looked at the 1964 films,
but if they aren't ordered like that (and the catalogue usually
indicates if they are), then they may be preferable despite being
2nd-generation copies.

As for these "church registers" or synagogue records that the Standesamt
mentions, I don't know anything about them; but I do know that >from
1812-1847 in Prussia, the magistrate's records were often if not always
kept in collaboration with the Jewish community. (This is why one
sometimes finds the name of the mohel or some Hebrew names or dates on
"civil" records.) So unless you can get specifics out of the Standesamt
or can find a listing elsewhere, don't assume that such records exist.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ <trovato@verizon.net>

bettina glass wrote:
"Hello Group, Please does anyone know how Berlin vital records (apart >from LDS
microfilms) prior to State registration in 1874 can be accessed? The
'Standesamt 1' advises to apply to the "church registers". Do these still exist
(Synagogue records) and where? "


German SIG #Germany Re: Berlin records before 1874 #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

If they're kept in or near Berlin, they should be listed somewhere in
the 6-volume _Quellen zur Geschichte des Judentums in Archiven der neuen
Bundeslaender_, Jersch-Wenzel and Ruerup, eds. Vol. 5 (Prussian State
Archives in Berlin-Dahlem) would be my first guess. You'll need to find
a university library that has these volumes. I'll look next time I have
the chance, but it may be a while.

By the way, the "LDS microfilms" of most German Jewish records were, for
the most part, originally filmed by the Nazis--civil records in
1938-1939, synagogue records and other items (mainly >from E. of the
Oder-Neisse line) in 1944-45. LDS obtained the right to incorporate
them into their library >from the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv),
which made these films available starting in 1958.

Looking at the FHL (LDS library) catalog at www.familysearch.org, I see that
the situation is especially confusing for the Berlin records. Unless I
miss my guess, LDS (technically the Genealogical Society of Utah) filmed
photocopies--perhaps printouts of the microfilms--in 1964. These would
be the films with numbers 477280-477310. The 1938 films have 7-digit
numbers beginning with 18. One item seems to be available on *three*
films: births to citizens 1812-1840, which also appears on film 1271483,
which is also a 1938 film.

Anyone who's worked with the Nazi films knows what a pain they are. In
many cases (including here) they would film all the right-hand pages in
a volume, then turn the book over and film the left-hand pages in
reverse order, upside down. In other cases, the left and right sides
appear on different reels of film. I haven't looked at the 1964 films,
but if they aren't ordered like that (and the catalogue usually
indicates if they are), then they may be preferable despite being
2nd-generation copies.

As for these "church registers" or synagogue records that the Standesamt
mentions, I don't know anything about them; but I do know that >from
1812-1847 in Prussia, the magistrate's records were often if not always
kept in collaboration with the Jewish community. (This is why one
sometimes finds the name of the mohel or some Hebrew names or dates on
"civil" records.) So unless you can get specifics out of the Standesamt
or can find a listing elsewhere, don't assume that such records exist.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ <trovato@verizon.net>

bettina glass wrote:
"Hello Group, Please does anyone know how Berlin vital records (apart >from LDS
microfilms) prior to State registration in 1874 can be accessed? The
'Standesamt 1' advises to apply to the "church registers". Do these still exist
(Synagogue records) and where? "


Re: Machon Hayuchson #rabbinic

RavSIG <ravsig-owner@...>
 

On 2005.12.12, Yehudh bn Shlmo <ybs1207@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Has anyone been given the phone number? If so I would like to
> have it. Also, I am also sure it would be beneficial to publish
> it on this site.

It has come to our attention that Machon Hayuchson (or Mechon
Yochsin) is a for-profit concern. In consequence, we will not
post any additional material or comments on their services,
capabilities, or performance. Our guidelines do provide for
a one-time advertisement. To avoid potential inaccuracies, we
will post such an ad when it comes directly >from a Machon
Hayuchson representative.

RavSIG Discussion List Manager


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Machon Hayuchson #rabbinic

RavSIG <ravsig-owner@...>
 

On 2005.12.12, Yehudh bn Shlmo <ybs1207@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Has anyone been given the phone number? If so I would like to
> have it. Also, I am also sure it would be beneficial to publish
> it on this site.

It has come to our attention that Machon Hayuchson (or Mechon
Yochsin) is a for-profit concern. In consequence, we will not
post any additional material or comments on their services,
capabilities, or performance. Our guidelines do provide for
a one-time advertisement. To avoid potential inaccuracies, we
will post such an ad when it comes directly >from a Machon
Hayuchson representative.

RavSIG Discussion List Manager


SITE CITE - Posen region Searchable high school data base #germany

landaw@...
 

Researchers interested in Posen/Poznan and surrounding areas including
Bromberg/Bydgoszcz, Fraustadt/Wschowa, Hohensalza/Inowroclaw, Kolmar
(or Chodziesen)/Chodziez, Krotoschin/Krotoszyn, Meseritz/Miedzyrzecz,
Pleschen/Pleszew, Rawitsch/Rawicz, Schneidemuhl/Pila,
Scho(e)lanke/Trzcianka, Schrimm/Srem, Schwerin an der
Warthe/Skwierzyna, Tremessen/Trzemeszno, Wollstein/Wolsztyn,
Wongrowitz/Wagrowiec,

PolishRoots provides a searchable database
information extracted >from high school records:
http://www.polishroots.org/databases/posen_school_search.htm

In addition to first and last names, the database includes school name,
birthdate, birthplace, religion and father's name. Kind regards,

Elizabeth Landaw, Los Angeles landaw@ucla.edu


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Posen region Searchable high school data base #germany

landaw@...
 

Researchers interested in Posen/Poznan and surrounding areas including
Bromberg/Bydgoszcz, Fraustadt/Wschowa, Hohensalza/Inowroclaw, Kolmar
(or Chodziesen)/Chodziez, Krotoschin/Krotoszyn, Meseritz/Miedzyrzecz,
Pleschen/Pleszew, Rawitsch/Rawicz, Schneidemuhl/Pila,
Scho(e)lanke/Trzcianka, Schrimm/Srem, Schwerin an der
Warthe/Skwierzyna, Tremessen/Trzemeszno, Wollstein/Wolsztyn,
Wongrowitz/Wagrowiec,

PolishRoots provides a searchable database
information extracted >from high school records:
http://www.polishroots.org/databases/posen_school_search.htm

In addition to first and last names, the database includes school name,
birthdate, birthplace, religion and father's name. Kind regards,

Elizabeth Landaw, Los Angeles landaw@ucla.edu


Re: Anglo-Jewish History, 18th-20th Centuries: Sources in The National Archives #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Unfortunately the link on Immigration in Section 5 doesn't work - I have
reported this to the National Archive.
This link does now work. It is
http://tinyurl.com/boduf

"National Archive Research Guide Immigrants Domestic Records Information 50"

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Anglo-Jewish History, 18th-20th Centuries: Sources in The National Archives #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

Unfortunately the link on Immigration in Section 5 doesn't work - I have
reported this to the National Archive.
This link does now work. It is
http://tinyurl.com/boduf

"National Archive Research Guide Immigrants Domestic Records Information 50"

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Mendelson /Rudnia/ Shmotkin and the Warsaw Cemetery #general

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Dear all,
I would like to thank Yisroel Szpilman, director of the Jewish
Cemetery in Warsaw, who registered about 27.200 graves.
On the list I found the name Shmuel RUDNIA. Shmuel was the grandfather
of the SHMUTKIN, MENDELSON, HALBERSTAT, KLOTZ and RUDNIA families of
the Vilna region and Warsaw. Most of the family perished in the
Holocaust or lost touch in the Soviet Union without any trace. Only
known survivors live in Israel.
Thanks to Mr. Szpilman we now have 3 pictures of the grave stone with
information ( born in Ilja in 1867 to Zvi Rudnia, passed away in 1928
in Warsaw) . We received the attached pictures only hours after we
emailed the original request.
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mendelson /Rudnia/ Shmotkin and the Warsaw Cemetery #general

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

Dear all,
I would like to thank Yisroel Szpilman, director of the Jewish
Cemetery in Warsaw, who registered about 27.200 graves.
On the list I found the name Shmuel RUDNIA. Shmuel was the grandfather
of the SHMUTKIN, MENDELSON, HALBERSTAT, KLOTZ and RUDNIA families of
the Vilna region and Warsaw. Most of the family perished in the
Holocaust or lost touch in the Soviet Union without any trace. Only
known survivors live in Israel.
Thanks to Mr. Szpilman we now have 3 pictures of the grave stone with
information ( born in Ilja in 1867 to Zvi Rudnia, passed away in 1928
in Warsaw) . We received the attached pictures only hours after we
emailed the original request.
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


Voinoloff Kauche,Zurawno, and Rosulno #general

marlene finkelstein
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to connect the dots between these three towns & have been
unsuccessful in determining where Voinoloff Kauche is located.

Three SCHINDLER siblings arrived in NY at various times and listed their
place of birth on the EI ship manifests as follows:

1. 1908 arrival with birthplace Zurawno, Austria. This I have determined to
be at coordinates 49 15, 24 17
2. 1909 arrival with birthplace Rosulna, Galicia. Coordinates 48 46, 24 23
( which is 33.1 miles south of Zurawno)
3. 1920 arrival with birthplace Voinoloff Kaouche,Poland (clearly typed on
the manifest).

I cannot figure out where Voinoloff Kauche is and would appreciate any
guidance in solving this mystery.

Happy Chanukah to all.

Marlene Finkelstein
New Jersey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Voinoloff Kauche,Zurawno, and Rosulno #general

marlene finkelstein
 

Dear Genners,

I am trying to connect the dots between these three towns & have been
unsuccessful in determining where Voinoloff Kauche is located.

Three SCHINDLER siblings arrived in NY at various times and listed their
place of birth on the EI ship manifests as follows:

1. 1908 arrival with birthplace Zurawno, Austria. This I have determined to
be at coordinates 49 15, 24 17
2. 1909 arrival with birthplace Rosulna, Galicia. Coordinates 48 46, 24 23
( which is 33.1 miles south of Zurawno)
3. 1920 arrival with birthplace Voinoloff Kaouche,Poland (clearly typed on
the manifest).

I cannot figure out where Voinoloff Kauche is and would appreciate any
guidance in solving this mystery.

Happy Chanukah to all.

Marlene Finkelstein
New Jersey