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Orange County Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting on Sunday #announcements #events

Michelle Sandler
 

The Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society is having their monthly meeting on Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific time.  The speaker is Judy Baston speaking on doing Jewish Genealogy in Lithuania using Litvak SIG.  Register at www.OCJGS.org.  Free to members and $5.00 to non members.
 
Michelle Sandler 
Vice President of Programming OCJGS 
President OCJGS 
Librarian OCJGS 
Publicity OCJGS 


Re: 1910 Manhattan census - Seward Park Strollers #usa

Mary Henderson
 

Hi, all!

Thank you for all the great responses!

Based on the reply from JewishGenner Sharon Frank, who observed - it
seems that the term "stroller" had at some point in time connoted a
"vagabond" or "loiterer" - I searched just on the term stroller and
see that the Merriam-Webster online dictionary shows one definition as
vagrant, tramp, so it would seem that these probably were men living
in the park.

From Sherri Bobish's post it sounds like there were lots of amenities
in the park, so I can see how it would have been an attractive place
for a homeless man.

I'll post if I find any new information.

Mary Henderson


Re: Minsk Jewish names, #names #belarus

Deb Katz
 

Not to be contrarian, but the statement "patronyms in Russian are always "ovitch" never "ov" is not consistent with my extensive experience.  I have records of Russian family (from throughout the Pale)....with patronymics ending in ovich, ovitch, ovitz, ovic/s, owitch, owic/s, owich, ov, ova, ovna and ovka.  There may be a tendency to prefer certain versions in certain time period or in certain types of records.  But there is no "always" for name endings or their spelling in transliteration---at least not in the past.
--
Deb
aka Debra Katz
Pacific Beach CA USA
dnadeb@...


Vital records from Bessarabia. #bessarabia #records

Steven
 

Does anyone know why whenever I search JewishGen for birth, marriage or death records from Bessarabia, only records from Kishinev are found? Where are those records for the smaller towns? I’m mainly looking for records from Soroki and Ataki. I find revision lists and voters lists but not birth, marriage and death records. Do those records even exist but are not uploaded on JewishGen? Does anyone know?

Thank you,
Steve Buzil
researching:

BUZILA and KILYAN from present day Moldova  

GRUBER and FEINGOLD from present day Ukraine

SEIDLER/ZEIDLER, GROSSBARD, BERLIN, WICZYNSKY, PTAKEWICZ, GOODMAN, DOBROSZKA and BROWN/BRAUN from present day Poland.

PORTNOY, GERSHON and OFSAIOF/OVSAIOVICH from present day Lithuania

MNUSHKIN and KOLVARACHIK from present day Belarus

EISENSTEIN and ZALIO from present day Romania


December 13 Meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) #announcements #jgs-iajgs

WALTER ELIAS
 

MNJGS is pleased to present a panel discussion of the film The Flat on Sunday December 13 at 1:00 Central Time.
Summary: As the film maker cleans out the apartment that belonged to his grandparents, who immigrated from Nazi Germany, he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.
 
Panelists are Rodney Martel, documentary film maker, Bradley Prager, Professor Univ. of Missouri, Sheer Ganor, Visiting Professor Univ. of Minnesota. Details of the program can be found at MNJGS.org under Events. 

Walter Elias


Re: Large LEVY family (Simon and Lena arrived NYC ca. 1890) #usa #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Jay,

Do you know Simon and Lena's original first names?  That may help you to find their passenger manifests.

I have a LEVY branch, and I know how tough it can be to search a common surname.

Please keep us posted. 

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Family of Jenny Rosenstein, Neustadt am Rübenberge #germany

Sherri Bobish
 


Christiane

Try searching this way at Ancestry.com

Put ROSENSTEIN in the surname box.

Put Neutstadt in the keyword box.

You will get 106 hits.

If you do not have an Ancestry subscription than check if your local public library offers it.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Resources for Jewish Refugees who went to Uruguay #lodz

Adam Turner
 

Hello Leon, 

A question for you - where does this document come from? The same passenger list is indexed at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ZXSF-K8T2 , but the color of the document is very different than what you've uploaded, suggesting that you might have found it somewhere other than the FamilySearch index.

I am mainly curious because I am trying to find possible arrival manifests for my family that went to Uruguay (surname TURNIANSKY - brothers Israel and Menachem, and possibly their parents Beila Henia and Hersch Leib). While I found what I think is likely a departure manifest for Beila Henia from 1931 in FamilySearch, I couldn't find any of their arrivals (almost certainly from before 1930). Is there another source that shows Montevideo passenger lists from the 1910s and 1920s online besides FamilySearch?

Adam Turner


Re: Minsk gubernia town - Chuty, Huta or Choota #belarus

jack nathanson
 

There is also the town of Kuty in Galicia.

http://jgaliciabukovina.net/110749/community/kuty

Jack Nathanson
Montreal


Re: Hebrew translation request #translation

Malka
 

 

Hello Genners,

The document seems to be a Ketubah (marriage contract) that is partially written in Arameic. 

It was written for – the virgin Bracha daughter of Yosef.

Shalom, Malka chosnek


Re: 1910 Manhattan census - Seward Park Strollers #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Mary,

I looked at the 1910 census page.  It is fascinating!  All men, a very wide age range (the youngest being 15), and a lot of info left blank for all of them.  Interesting that at the top of the page where it asks for "name of institution" that Seward Park is written.

Also interesting is that the first man at the top of each of the two pages is labeled "head of household" and everyone else as "partner."

It does look like these were homeless men.  I tried to find some info on a few of them after 1910, but had no luck.

A short history of Seward Park at: https://www.sewardparkconservancy.org/past
mentions that NYC took over administration of the park in 1903. The Park included a running track.  In 1904, a Pavilion was built with a gym, meeting rooms and the first public bathhouse to be opened in a New York City park.

Please let us know if you learn anything more about this.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Stanley Diamond lecture on DNA-assisted discoveries #dna #poland

Victoria Barkoff
 

JGS-Montreal presents Stanley Diamond
Nov 23 - 7:30 pm - https://youtu.be/XBAr94gW83o




Victoria Barkoff
victoria.barkoff@...


meaning of the word "molitor" #names

Aline Petzold
 

Hello all:
 The marriage certificate of my father's father states that he was "of the profession molitor".  I am wondering what profession this is-  I know that in German the term refers to a miller.  I am wondering if it could be the same in Romanian?
Thanks.
Aline Petzold
St. Paul MN


Potok Zloty cemetery #ukraine

Milton Koch
 

I am undertaking an attempt to save and restore parts of this small cemetery in Potok Zloty-now Zolityi Potik (Ukraine).
There is a website from the Center for Jewish Art, in Jerusalem, with many pictures (pages) of matzevot from the old cemetery. The pictures are thumbnails, so asking for help with interpreting postings via Viewmate is not likely to be helpful due to poor quality of uploads.
I am attaching the link to the site with the entire collection of matzevot and some of them also have Hebrew translations.
cja@...
Please reply privately to me if you can help, advise, make any suggestions, etc.
Thank you very much.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
mjk1944@...


Young Galician boys forced labor for Russian army during FIRST World War #galicia

Sharon Taylor
 

Has anyone heard of young men and even boys used as forced labor for the Russian army during the FIRST Word War? I know they were often used to dig trenches, etc. This happened in our family and I’m wondering if anyone else has heard a similar story.

Sharon Taylor
Oreland, PA


Re: Surname Alhadeff from Greece #names

Louis Zetler
 

There are ALHADEFFs in Cape Town, originally from Rhodes. Some came via the Congo - Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to Cape Town.

Louis ZETLER
Yokneam, Israel


Hebrew translation request #translation

Joan Lampert
 

Viewmate Translation Request -Hebrew. #Hebrew  #Translation Joan Lampert
Joan
 
Joan Lampert, PhD, MBA


Viewmate Translation Request - Polish, Russian #translation #poland

elsbo@...
 

I've posted 3 vital records for which I would appreciate as full a translation as possible.
I would especially like to know if Estera Gitla's mother Ena was alive when the birth was registered and if
Estera Gitla's father Adam was alive when when she was married.

Estera Gitla ZUMERFELD Birth in Polish

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88565

Shmuel Yitzchak ENOWITZ and Ester Gitel ZUMERFELD Marriage in Russian

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88566

Ick ENOWITZ Death in Russian

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88567

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

 

Thank you very much.
Elissa Burnat 

Researching ENOWITZ, ZUMERFELD, JANUSZEWSKI, FUNK


Re: Margolioth/Margulies rabbinic family from Galicia #rabbinic #galicia

Dan Rottenberg
 

David,
This is encouraging news. I consider R. Meir Wunder the ultimate authority on Galician rabbis, especially the Margolioth line But I don't read Hebrew well enough to trust my reading of his text. So thanks for this valuable evidence that Yosef Margolioth may have been in Zbarazh at some point.
My question: Is this Yosef Yoska Margolioth the son of Alexander Sender Margolioth (1730-1802). If not, does Wunder identify Yosef's father or any other relatives?
Many thanks.
Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia
dan@...


Re: Looking for Pesach LANGSAM connection to my LANGSAM branch #galicia #dna #names

NTalbot
 

Dear Adam and Moishe,
Belated thank you for providing the information on LANGSAMS, DNA and rabbinical lineages.
I am quite behind the curve when reading DNA stats, but hopefully one day there will be additional male LANGSAMS who can share more insight into the possible connection between Pesach and Mendel LANSAM families.

Kind regards,
Nina
--
NTalbot
Brooklyn, NY
ninaitalbot@...

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)

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