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Stuttgart Jewish Archives #germany

The Held Family
 

At the risk of throwing a spanner in the works, I would like to throw
out a suggestion that we strongly urge the Stuttgart Jewish community to
undertake the digitalization of the records themselves. I would like to
see them take responsibility for such a project. It might be something
that a student could take on as a summer job (of course he/she would
have to read the old script). I feel that it is important that the
German Jewish commities recognize the importance of these documents. I
know that Stuttgart does not at the moment. It took a lot of effort to
get them to store the books in a good locked cabinet. Have we tried, as
an organization, to see if they would undertake this as a project?
Maybe we could finance it if they don't have the money. If this has
already been tried, then I agree that we should undertake it ourselves,
but I feel we should try and work on the Stuttgart community first.

Barbara Held Toronto, Canada held@...


German SIG #Germany Stuttgart Jewish Archives #germany

The Held Family
 

At the risk of throwing a spanner in the works, I would like to throw
out a suggestion that we strongly urge the Stuttgart Jewish community to
undertake the digitalization of the records themselves. I would like to
see them take responsibility for such a project. It might be something
that a student could take on as a summer job (of course he/she would
have to read the old script). I feel that it is important that the
German Jewish commities recognize the importance of these documents. I
know that Stuttgart does not at the moment. It took a lot of effort to
get them to store the books in a good locked cabinet. Have we tried, as
an organization, to see if they would undertake this as a project?
Maybe we could finance it if they don't have the money. If this has
already been tried, then I agree that we should undertake it ourselves,
but I feel we should try and work on the Stuttgart community first.

Barbara Held Toronto, Canada held@...


Viewmate translation help: German, Yiddish, Hebrew #germany

J Edelman <basia_n@...>
 

Hello all,
I'm looking for translation help for VM#5621, posted at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5621

This was written in a book owned by the LEISER family, and there is a lot of
family history on this page, but I can't read it. The complication is that
it seems to be written in a mix of German, Hebrew and Yiddish, and/or some
German that's phonetically written with Hebrew letters!

I'd appreciate any help in translating it. Please reply directly to me, not
to the list. Thanks in advance!

Jen Harter Framingham, MA <basia_n@...>


German SIG #Germany Viewmate translation help: German, Yiddish, Hebrew #germany

J Edelman <basia_n@...>
 

Hello all,
I'm looking for translation help for VM#5621, posted at
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5621

This was written in a book owned by the LEISER family, and there is a lot of
family history on this page, but I can't read it. The complication is that
it seems to be written in a mix of German, Hebrew and Yiddish, and/or some
German that's phonetically written with Hebrew letters!

I'd appreciate any help in translating it. Please reply directly to me, not
to the list. Thanks in advance!

Jen Harter Framingham, MA <basia_n@...>


INTRO - from new member in Melbourne Australia #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Greetings My name is Geoff Kaiser, I live in Melbourne Australia.

My grandparents (Albert and Thea KAISER geb UCKO) escaped germany in 1938
and came to Australia. They had been living in Unruhstadt.

Late last last year I was able to obtain some very useful information >from
the Leo Baeck Institute, however, recent requests are not getting any
response. Can some one please advise me on the correct email address or
contact details for LBI [MOD NOTE: See our website or use a search engine
to find Leo Baeck Institute information]

Many thanks Geoff Kaiser Melbourne Australia


German SIG #Germany INTRO - from new member in Melbourne Australia #germany

Geoff Kaiser <geoff_kaiser@...>
 

Greetings My name is Geoff Kaiser, I live in Melbourne Australia.

My grandparents (Albert and Thea KAISER geb UCKO) escaped germany in 1938
and came to Australia. They had been living in Unruhstadt.

Late last last year I was able to obtain some very useful information >from
the Leo Baeck Institute, however, recent requests are not getting any
response. Can some one please advise me on the correct email address or
contact details for LBI [MOD NOTE: See our website or use a search engine
to find Leo Baeck Institute information]

Many thanks Geoff Kaiser Melbourne Australia


Re: South German Family Registers - [Proposed GerSIG Project] #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Allan Hirsch's proposal to obtain the BMD records and family registers
is certainly worth pursuing. (Dottie: you propose "digitizing" them.
Do you mean, .jpg images or the like--or transcriptions? Images would
require an index, at the very least.)

Now: how many of these items are already available via LDS? How many
(if any) have been transcribed? Certainly a few of them are available
on the Web: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~alcalz/share/ has
family-register pages >from Hochberg bei Waiblingen (5 ancestors of
mine!) and BMD materials >from Weingarten. (3 cheers for [GerSIG member] Alex
Calzareth!) These are >from LDS films

If transcription is the goal, then it may make better economic sense to
work >from the films. $3.50 (at my location, anyway) gets you a film for
a month. Moreover, people in many different places will be
transcribing, so photocopies obtained >from Germany will need to be
duplicated first (for security) and then shipped to transcribers.

My own list of potentially relevant Baden films has entries for about
275 different reels (of which I have actually viewed not a one!). Some
of these films may not have Jewish records, though. Perhaps we should
get a better idea of the lay of the land before proceeding.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia (and occasionally the southern parts too)


German SIG #Germany Re: South German Family Registers - [Proposed GerSIG Project] #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

Allan Hirsch's proposal to obtain the BMD records and family registers
is certainly worth pursuing. (Dottie: you propose "digitizing" them.
Do you mean, .jpg images or the like--or transcriptions? Images would
require an index, at the very least.)

Now: how many of these items are already available via LDS? How many
(if any) have been transcribed? Certainly a few of them are available
on the Web: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~alcalz/share/ has
family-register pages >from Hochberg bei Waiblingen (5 ancestors of
mine!) and BMD materials >from Weingarten. (3 cheers for [GerSIG member] Alex
Calzareth!) These are >from LDS films

If transcription is the goal, then it may make better economic sense to
work >from the films. $3.50 (at my location, anyway) gets you a film for
a month. Moreover, people in many different places will be
transcribing, so photocopies obtained >from Germany will need to be
duplicated first (for security) and then shipped to transcribers.

My own list of potentially relevant Baden films has entries for about
275 different reels (of which I have actually viewed not a one!). Some
of these films may not have Jewish records, though. Perhaps we should
get a better idea of the lay of the land before proceeding.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ
researching Upper Silesia (and occasionally the southern parts too)


Re: Scheuer/Dublon descendants #germany

samorai <samorai@...>
 

Addressed primarily to the expansive Dublon clan >from Wittlich in the
Palatinate area.

I have an Isaac SCHEUER (21 April 1834 - ????) married to Elise Helen DUBLON
(20 April 1841 - ????) >from Wittlich. Can anyone supply information
regarding their offspring and more importantly any record as to whether (and
if so, when) they emigrated >from the Rhineland to North America? I can trace
this Isaac Scheuer's ancestors back three generations - residing in
Thalfang/Dhronecken, and Elias SCHEUER, the father of this Isaac, may have
been living in Konz when his son was born.

Paul King Jerusalem <samorai@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Scheuer/Dublon descendants #germany

samorai <samorai@...>
 

Addressed primarily to the expansive Dublon clan >from Wittlich in the
Palatinate area.

I have an Isaac SCHEUER (21 April 1834 - ????) married to Elise Helen DUBLON
(20 April 1841 - ????) >from Wittlich. Can anyone supply information
regarding their offspring and more importantly any record as to whether (and
if so, when) they emigrated >from the Rhineland to North America? I can trace
this Isaac Scheuer's ancestors back three generations - residing in
Thalfang/Dhronecken, and Elias SCHEUER, the father of this Isaac, may have
been living in Konz when his son was born.

Paul King Jerusalem <samorai@...>


Translation from Hebrew please #warsaw #poland

Peter Lebensold
 

Hello:

Can you read Hebrew? Then maybe you can help connect two
big branches of the Gelbfish/Gelbfisz family!

I have just posted on ViewMate - at JewishGen - three
pages of reminiscences (or maybe just family history) that
were written down (very neatly, in Hebrew) by Binyamin
(Bainish) Ben Menachem (family name changed >from
Gelbfish), born 1901 Warsaw, passed away 1994 or 1995 in
Haifa.

I've been told by his nephew that Bainish recalled meeting
- while a child in Warsaw - my grandfather (or maybe even
great-grandfather!) ... and that he knew the names of his
own ancestors back to the early 19th century - who
(according to Bainish's recollection) would also have been
my own ancestors.

So you can understand my anticipation at getting - if
someone is so kind - a word-for-word translation of the
document. (By the way, the document would also tell us
the names of the great- and gg-grandfather of my
great-uncle Schmuel Gelbfisz, who changed his name to Sam
Goldwyn and had some success in the movie business!)

The document appears as ViewMate files # VM5617, VM5618
and VM5619 ... or link directly here:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5617
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5618
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5619

Please contact me privately - and thanks in advance for
your time and help.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto
=================================================
PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS: peter@...
Phone: 416-485-0883 Fax: 416-485-1996
Alternative email address: lebensold@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Translation from Hebrew please #warsaw #poland

Peter Lebensold
 

Hello:

Can you read Hebrew? Then maybe you can help connect two
big branches of the Gelbfish/Gelbfisz family!

I have just posted on ViewMate - at JewishGen - three
pages of reminiscences (or maybe just family history) that
were written down (very neatly, in Hebrew) by Binyamin
(Bainish) Ben Menachem (family name changed >from
Gelbfish), born 1901 Warsaw, passed away 1994 or 1995 in
Haifa.

I've been told by his nephew that Bainish recalled meeting
- while a child in Warsaw - my grandfather (or maybe even
great-grandfather!) ... and that he knew the names of his
own ancestors back to the early 19th century - who
(according to Bainish's recollection) would also have been
my own ancestors.

So you can understand my anticipation at getting - if
someone is so kind - a word-for-word translation of the
document. (By the way, the document would also tell us
the names of the great- and gg-grandfather of my
great-uncle Schmuel Gelbfisz, who changed his name to Sam
Goldwyn and had some success in the movie business!)

The document appears as ViewMate files # VM5617, VM5618
and VM5619 ... or link directly here:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5617
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5618
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5619

Please contact me privately - and thanks in advance for
your time and help.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto
=================================================
PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS: peter@...
Phone: 416-485-0883 Fax: 416-485-1996
Alternative email address: lebensold@...


Conducting research in Ukraine/Poland/Russia #ukraine

aggiroux@...
 

I am a novice researcher. I do have names and towns of ancestors in
Ukraine/Russia/Poland >from 1800s to 1930s. Most perished at that point. I got
this information >from relatives who have since passed on and >from doing what I
could here in the U.S. with immigration naturalization and census and birth and
death records and Ellis Island records.

To conduct research for pre-immigration records in Europe What resources do I
use to trace them? Do I contact a researcher to conduct a search for me? Is
most of this online? Are the Mormon resources helpful?

I just need some helpful people to give me some direction. I feel that I might
have some sort of success as I have so much information.

Also, how do I locate cousins with unknown last name in Israel. We have lost
contact with them. Is there a databse or website?

Ann Goldman Giroux
**Please sign your name to your messages.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Conducting research in Ukraine/Poland/Russia #ukraine

aggiroux@...
 

I am a novice researcher. I do have names and towns of ancestors in
Ukraine/Russia/Poland >from 1800s to 1930s. Most perished at that point. I got
this information >from relatives who have since passed on and >from doing what I
could here in the U.S. with immigration naturalization and census and birth and
death records and Ellis Island records.

To conduct research for pre-immigration records in Europe What resources do I
use to trace them? Do I contact a researcher to conduct a search for me? Is
most of this online? Are the Mormon resources helpful?

I just need some helpful people to give me some direction. I feel that I might
have some sort of success as I have so much information.

Also, how do I locate cousins with unknown last name in Israel. We have lost
contact with them. Is there a databse or website?

Ann Goldman Giroux
**Please sign your name to your messages.


Mystery town - Leton, Russia #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

In an effort to confirm a connection between my grandfather and someone I
believe was one of his brothers,I sent away to Los Angeles county for
Yane YUDLEVITZ' death certificate.

As usual, one document answers some questions, and opens up new
possibilities.

It identifies his mother as Etta (my grandfather Avrum Yitzchak YUDELOWITZ'
mother was also Etta). It does not identify the father's given name
(unknown). My grandfather's father was Shmuel.

It identifies the birthplace of Yane and his parents as Leton, Russia. Using
WOWW, I checked all possible towns with the same D-M Soundex, and got two
from Latvia, but none >from Lithuania (all of my family records in Eastern
Europe are >from Ponevezh, currently called Panevezys).

The towns >from Latvia are Laudohn (Laudona), which is 93 km NNW of
Daugavpils at 56 degrees 42 min. lat./26 degrees 11 minutes long, and,
Lettin (Litene), which is 148 km NNE of Daugavpils at 57 degrees 11 min.
lat./27 degrees 02 minutes long.

I next used the ShtetlSeeker to look for possibles by proximity to Ponevezh.
I found a town Liudyne, 4.5 miles >from Ponevezh.
I then searched the Family Finder, Family Tree of the Jewish People, and
ALD, but see no connection (in fact, no records for the town at all).

I am looking for any suggestions.

Please reply privately.
RESEARCHING: LAN, YUDELOWITZ, BECKER, KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, ABRAMOWITZ,
WIENER, WEISSMAN, WHITEMAN, BLANKFORT, FINKELSTEIN, HIRSCHHORN, COHEN,
GREENWALD, SPEKTOR, RABINOWITZ, GOLBURT, ABRAVANEL/ABARBANEL

Jeff Miller
SingingTM@...
Maryland


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Mystery town - Leton, Russia #lithuania

Jeff Miller
 

In an effort to confirm a connection between my grandfather and someone I
believe was one of his brothers,I sent away to Los Angeles county for
Yane YUDLEVITZ' death certificate.

As usual, one document answers some questions, and opens up new
possibilities.

It identifies his mother as Etta (my grandfather Avrum Yitzchak YUDELOWITZ'
mother was also Etta). It does not identify the father's given name
(unknown). My grandfather's father was Shmuel.

It identifies the birthplace of Yane and his parents as Leton, Russia. Using
WOWW, I checked all possible towns with the same D-M Soundex, and got two
from Latvia, but none >from Lithuania (all of my family records in Eastern
Europe are >from Ponevezh, currently called Panevezys).

The towns >from Latvia are Laudohn (Laudona), which is 93 km NNW of
Daugavpils at 56 degrees 42 min. lat./26 degrees 11 minutes long, and,
Lettin (Litene), which is 148 km NNE of Daugavpils at 57 degrees 11 min.
lat./27 degrees 02 minutes long.

I next used the ShtetlSeeker to look for possibles by proximity to Ponevezh.
I found a town Liudyne, 4.5 miles >from Ponevezh.
I then searched the Family Finder, Family Tree of the Jewish People, and
ALD, but see no connection (in fact, no records for the town at all).

I am looking for any suggestions.

Please reply privately.
RESEARCHING: LAN, YUDELOWITZ, BECKER, KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, ABRAMOWITZ,
WIENER, WEISSMAN, WHITEMAN, BLANKFORT, FINKELSTEIN, HIRSCHHORN, COHEN,
GREENWALD, SPEKTOR, RABINOWITZ, GOLBURT, ABRAVANEL/ABARBANEL

Jeff Miller
SingingTM@...
Maryland


Have You Had Any Luck With Researchers in Ukraine Archives? #ukraine

Barryzwick@...
 

I'm looking for a capable and trustworthy researcher for archives in Kiev
and, possibly, other cities where Jewish records for Volhynia (Wolin) are
stored. This is in preparation for a possible follow-up visit to my ancestral
villages later this year.

I've had wonderful results with a researcher in Minsk checking Belarussian
archives. His information, which included e-mailed Russian census documents,
took me back two generations on my father's side. Now I'd like to do the same
with my mother's ancestors. (I'll be happy to supply the name of my Minsk
researcher, who has no special access to Ukrainian records.)

Thanks so much in advance.

Barry Zwick in Los Angeles, seeking:

GERMAN in Kunev and Dubno, Volhynia, Ukraine,
MAKOFSKY in Tuczyn and Kunev, Volhynia, Ukraine,
ZWICK/TZVIK in Losha, Grozovo and Barkovtze, Belarus
HERSKOVITZ/HERSKOVICS in Satoraljaujhely and Miskolc, Hungary
SCHLANGER in Miskolc and Tab, Hungary
YEROLOSVKY in Losha, Grozovo and Barkovtze, Belarus

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Have You Had Any Luck With Researchers in Ukraine Archives? #ukraine

Barryzwick@...
 

I'm looking for a capable and trustworthy researcher for archives in Kiev
and, possibly, other cities where Jewish records for Volhynia (Wolin) are
stored. This is in preparation for a possible follow-up visit to my ancestral
villages later this year.

I've had wonderful results with a researcher in Minsk checking Belarussian
archives. His information, which included e-mailed Russian census documents,
took me back two generations on my father's side. Now I'd like to do the same
with my mother's ancestors. (I'll be happy to supply the name of my Minsk
researcher, who has no special access to Ukrainian records.)

Thanks so much in advance.

Barry Zwick in Los Angeles, seeking:

GERMAN in Kunev and Dubno, Volhynia, Ukraine,
MAKOFSKY in Tuczyn and Kunev, Volhynia, Ukraine,
ZWICK/TZVIK in Losha, Grozovo and Barkovtze, Belarus
HERSKOVITZ/HERSKOVICS in Satoraljaujhely and Miskolc, Hungary
SCHLANGER in Miskolc and Tab, Hungary
YEROLOSVKY in Losha, Grozovo and Barkovtze, Belarus

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately.


A guide to Jewish Lublin and Surroundings #poland

Tamar Amit <tamar.amit@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for a book that seems to be out of print.

The book is "A guide to Jewish Lublin and Surroundings" by Andrzej
Trzcinski.

I think that the ISBN is 83-904326-2-6. It was published by "The
Jewish Historical Institute, Poland" in 1996.

I contacted them but they no longer have it.

Does anyone know where I can find it ?

Thanks in advance,

Tamar Amit
ISRAEL


JRI Poland #Poland A guide to Jewish Lublin and Surroundings #poland

Tamar Amit <tamar.amit@...>
 

Hello,

I'm looking for a book that seems to be out of print.

The book is "A guide to Jewish Lublin and Surroundings" by Andrzej
Trzcinski.

I think that the ISBN is 83-904326-2-6. It was published by "The
Jewish Historical Institute, Poland" in 1996.

I contacted them but they no longer have it.

Does anyone know where I can find it ?

Thanks in advance,

Tamar Amit
ISRAEL