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Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

" Mormons no longer baptise the deceased."

Mormons no longer baptize deceased Jews unless they are their ancestors. They baptize their ancestors and random others from records, but not Jewish records.

But since it is a wasted effort, why do we care? They are doing us a big service by providing us records and a free internet genealogy site. I know that some people are sensitive, but they aren't accomplishing anything by waving their hands over dead people's records.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: Brick wall: FRIEDSON'S, AISENBERG'S and SAMURIN'S from western Massachusetts #usa

Carol
 

I agree with Ellen on both counts.  Last I checked, there is still a synagogue in Athol--maybe it has some records. The one in Gardner closed a few years ago.  These were and are both small towns.  You can check my synagogue chart on jgsgb.org for more information.
Carol Isenberg Clingan


Re: Formal name for the nickname, SHIL #ukraine #names

Diane Jacobs
 

I have a very distant relative who was Chil
And I believe his name was Yechiel.

Diane Jacobs 



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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Formal name for the nickname, SHIL #ukraine #names

Would appreciate help in finding the legal name for what I assume is a nickname, "Shil".
My grandfather seems to appear in the 1897 Russian Census, Rozhiv, Radomysl, Kiev Guberniya as "Shil".
He was known to his children as Samuel/Shaul/Shevel. 

Thank you for any assistance.

Susan Miller
Philadelphia, PA

DORMAN- Ziezmaria/Rumsiskes, Lithuania & Obukhiv/Kiev City, Kiev Guberniya, Ukraine
PEKAR/BOROKOWSKI- Rozhiv Colona, Radomysl, Kiev Guberniya, Ukraine
PRITZKER- Steponika(?), Ukraine
BUKRINSKY- Kiev Guberniya(?)  Ukraine


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Brick wall: FRIEDSON'S, AISENBERG'S and SAMURIN'S from western Massachusetts #usa

Ellen
 

<<These families came to Fitchburg, Gardner, Athol, Worcester in western Massachusetts starting around 1907.  The Friedson's moved on to Springfield and some of the Aisenberg's moved to Leomister...why did Jews settle in that area.>>

Bob,

My guess would be industry.  These areas were all riverside industrial centers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and they attracted many immigrants to work in the mills.   Gardner was the "furniture capital of New England."  Leominster was known for its comb industry (and later, plastics).  Fitchburg was on a rail line between Boston and Albany, and machine tools, clothing, and paper were all produced there.  Textiles and leather were among the goods made in Athol.  Immigrants probably managed or owned some of the factories, too. 

BTW, I wouldn't characterize these cities as being in western Massachusetts, but rather north-central Massachusetts.  

Ellen Morosoff Pemrick



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Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


Re: Polish translation of address in Radom #poland #translation

ACooke
 

Thank you everyone for your help! I was able to learn that Kośna is a street name in Radom and still is a street there. And that the number is 10.

Best,
Andrew Cooke


Re: Partial solution found to transcribing audio or video memoirs / testimonies #translation

peggyfreedman@...
 

Thank you for the review and the tip, Peter!

Another cool way to do a project like this was posted by Dale Markowitz, a Google engineer, on her blog at:
https://daleonai.com/building-an-ai-powered-searchable-video-archive

She used artificial intelligence to index and search all the transcriptions and the images created in an archive of all her family videos (30 plus years worth!)
It requires more technical skills than I have, but it is pretty fascinating to think about. Maybe, someday . . . .

Peggy Mosinger Freedman


Liffmann, Leiffmann #names

Abraham Schijveschuurder
 

I try to find out if that family where Levyim. Who knows and may be even has kehilla registration documents.


Seeking ECHTMAN/ACHTMAN/KAMINSKY #russia #usa

Yehuda Berman
 

In 1925 my 21 year-old mother, Zelda (Zena) ECHTMAN, came from Odessa
(then Russia, now Ukraine) to her brother in Detroit (who spelled his
name ACHTMAN). She then worked for a year in New York, while living
with the family of an uncle named KAMINSKY, before returning to
Detroit. Kaminsky was her mother's maiden name. My mother lost touch
with the Kaminsky uncle(s?) in New York and I don't know their names
or where they lived in NYC. My mother tried searching for her cousins
when on a visit to New York some 40 years on. She found three pages of
Kaminskys in the Manhattan phone book alone and gave up.
There was also a Kaminsky uncle in Detroit but I never knew his first
name - he was always Uncle Kaminsky (it was a family joke - he was
born at the same time as his nephew, my mother's oldest brother). The
name Kaminsky itself is very common.
My mother's father's name, Echtman, is an unusual name in Russia,
according to Yad VaShem records but apparently more common in Poland.
Years ago I hired someone in Russia to find records. She found my
grandfather's death certificate, confirming what I had already heard
about when and how he died, plus that of someone else named Echtman
that I never heard of. She found no other records.
Basically I've run into brick walls in every direction.
Is there anyone else on JewishGen with a connection to these names and places?
Thank you,
Yehuda Berman
Efrat, Israel
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Yehuda Berman


Re: Names of people buried in Timisoara, Romania, Cemetery #romania

LarryBassist@...
 

In JOWBR, Banat, by clicking on the right on Full Burial Record, it says the date of death is 8 Jul 1983.
I am not sure how to get to the original record in the book for this recent of a date.
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah, USA


Re: Ancestry Faces $250 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Auto-Renewals

Bob Silverstein
 

If the company does not refund the renewal, you can protest it with your credit card.


Re: Russia census 1897 #records #russia

LarryBassist@...
 

In my browser it is not actually part of the page, but there is a Google Translate box in the upper right about 1 inch tall by about 2 inches wide that says: that has options for Ukrainian and English. It opens with Ukrainian highlighted above it, but you can click on English. It only shows up for me when I first click the link to the page to begin with. I am using Google Chrome browser.
Larry Bassist


Re: Let's Introduce Ourselves #bessarabia

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

I came across Libedinsky family that lives in Argentina when I was working on someone's tree. They also have at least one part of the family that came from Odessa. Did you encounter Juniter/Yuniter surname in your research?


Re: Experience with Romanian records #romania #records

LarryBassist@...
 

Alicia,
Please provide the name of the person and the dates involved. That will help see if these records are easily available or more difficult to find. Also, if you can post the original image of where you got the information that would be helpful.
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah, USA


Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

martyn@...
 

A number of years ago when I was Chairman of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, we raised this subject with the Mormon Church here in the UK.  We received an absolute assurance that the Mormons no longer baptise the deceased.  I do hope that this is still the case.
For my part I find Family Search very useful.

Perhaps someone could now ask the Mormon Church whether the assurance they gave to us, still applies?

Martyn Woolf
London 


Re: Thank you & seeking help with French research #france

pascale.hollande@...
 

Miriam,

What I found on Filae

Michel HAMANY, born 23 March 1925, Sefrou, Fès-Meknès, Maroc, death 15 May 1981 Paris France
Dora HAMANY-BULWARD, born 7 September 1935, Paris France, death 1990 Paris France
no INSEE records...

kind regards,
Pascale Hollande, Monnetier-Mornex, Haute-Savoie, France


Re: Please help with translation of marriage certificate in Russian from Markuszow, Lublin, Poland #poland #russia #translation

Dan Oren
 

Dr. Ash (or anyone): Can you also kindly translate the name of the rabbi? (See attachment.)
Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
(Searching for Kochn/Kohen from Markuszów)


Transcription of Father's Occupation on Birth Record #translation #poland

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I'd appreciate help with this birth record - http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM83547

Specifically with regards to the text in

(1)  the yellow box (father's occupation )
(2)  the blue box (Name of Shamesh / Sandek)

Thank you! -Yaron

Thank you!


Re: Deportation from U.S. ports back to Eastern Europe #general

David Oseas
 

The Southern District Court covered Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester counties.  However, people were free to file in whichever court was most convenient for them, so they might have done so if they worked nearby, or if the court calendar fit their schedule better.

The naturalization records from this court for the period 1824-1945 are available online for free (registration required) from the comfort of your home:  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/51903 .  Using the petition number that you obtained from the index, scroll down the catalog page until you locate the corresponding "roll", then click on the camera icon.

Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
KRONOWITH:
Hungary > New York
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York  
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


Bessarabian Metrical Records Translation project #bessarabia

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

Yefim Kogan and I are excited to share that Bessarabia Research Division (formerly Bessarabia SIG) has been working on obtaining metrical records for some of the Bessarabian towns. So far, we received birth, marriage and death records for Beltsi, Bendery and nearby shtetls: Romanovka, Kaushany, Komrat, etc. and Kishinev for a period of 1905 through 1919. As we are kicking off a series of translation projects for these records, we are looking for volunteers - translators from Russian to English and from Yiddish/Hebrew to English.


A volunteer translator will need to be able to read Russian script, translate to English and enter translated data into an excel spreadsheet. Advance English language knowledge is not required, but ability to read Russian script and transliterate it, is important. We’ll give an option to choose the records for the town that the translators are interested in. Each town will have a project leader who will be managing the project, providing instructions including transliteration rules, answering questions, and checking on the progress on a monthly basis.

If you’d like to volunteer, please email me at admin@....  Please include your skill set, availability, and town of interest in the email.
If you’d like to support this or any other project, please donate to Bessarabia Research Division - General Fund Thank you!

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan

 

Bessarabia Research Division


Re: Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of July 2020 #bessarabia #records #ukraine

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

I would like to add that Akkerman records translation was done by our great volunteers: Genny Akkerman and Talia Kogan.