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Re: POLISH CERTIFICATE OF NATIONALITY #poland #general #austria-czech

mandy.molava@...
 

That is very interesting, although we don't have a folder or any certificates, I was hoping for something like this to go on in case ours did get their paperwork and got lost over the years; ours came between 1902-1907. Hope you manage to find something and I'll keep on eye on this thread!

Mandy Molava
Researching Brest Belarus Russia Galacia and much more


Re: DRUCKERs of Kyiv, Ukraine (Kiev) to rabbinic line. #rabbinic

Molly Staub
 

I went to school with a girl named Doris Drucker (the only time I heard that name). This was in Philadelphia in the 1940s-1950s. The family lived on Christian Street, either the 5800 or 5900 block. I was born in 1937 and she was in my grade. Check the 1940 Census or the upcoming 1950 Census (which my mother worked on).

Good luck,
Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL

Researching AROST, BERENSON, SOIFERMAN, SHTOFMAN in Philadelphia


Re: Need copy of record located at LDS library - KLEPFISZ #poland #records

judy.gertler@...
 

Elizaeth,

I was given the name of Brynne Gallup who works at the LDS library.  For a minimal fee, I think $5, she was able to get me copies of two NY death certificates from the 1920s.  You can try contacting her at  fhlrequests.brynnegallup@....  i  paid her via Paypal.

I hope she can help you.

Regards,
Judy Gertler
researching: DACKS, RECHTSCHAFFNER, BIRKEN, BROADHEIM


REMINDER: Free webinar Sunday, March 21, 2021, from JGS of Illinois on researching common names #names #jgs-iajgs

Martin Fischer
 

“Finding Your Kaplans,” a free Jewish genealogy webinar about researching common Jewish names, will be presented Sunday, March 21, 2021, for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois monthly virtual meeting. Mindie Kaplan’s live streaming presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Central Time, and will be preceded at 1 p.m. by a members-only genealogy question-and-answer discussion time. For more information, see https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar.  


--
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website: https://jgsi.org


Handwriting Help #records

jdfilan@...
 

Hi All:

Can anyone decipher the handwriting on this passenger manifest from the screenshot  attachment below.  This is from the passenger manifest for Hinde Lurie.  I am trying to decipher her mother's name and address.

I am also including the passenger manifest for Hinde Lurie:

https://tinyurl.com/23ampdaw

Thanks for your help

Jay Filan


Family of Haim And Ides BRAUNSTEIN / COJOCARU of Saveni Romania #romania #usa #israel #holocaust

copsharon@...
 

We are trying to learn more about my great grandfather, Haim BRAUNSTEIN, and his family. 
Haim and his wife, Ides, had four boys: Abraham, Kopel, Moise ( my grandfather), and Shimshon. At some point, probably after 1934, the family had to change their surname to COJOCARU. They lived in Saveni, Romania, before the Holocaust. Haim's father was Coepl. Haim passed away in Saveni in 1934. Ides ( the daughter of Yeshaayahoo HaKohen) and the sons survived the holocaust, though lost family members. They immigrated to Israel after its establishment.

Based on stories, we believe Haim's two brothers immigrated to the USA in the 20s, but it might have been later. We know they kept in touch with Ides for several years while she lived in Even-Yehuda, Israel, but the connection is lost for many decades now. 

We will be grateful for any advice that might lead us to our extended family members. 

Thank you! 
Sharon Cop


Zoom Meeting JGSWS "The Alex Krakovsky Project: Navigating the Wiki to Locate Town Records and Find Hidden Data" presented by Gary Pokrassa, #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Phil Goldfarb
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State invites you to a second/repeat free Zoom presentation Monday evening, 3/8/2021, at 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time:

 

"The Alex Krakovsky Project: Navigating the Wiki to Locate Town Records and Find Hidden Data" presented by Gary Pokrassa, Data Acquisition Director of JewishGen's Ukraine Research Division

 

DATE/TIME:  Monday evening, March 22, 2021, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) via Zoom

 

This free online meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time for time for people to chat with each other.  The actual presentation will start at 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

 

Registration is required:

 

To register for this Zoom meeting, click on this link or copy this link into your web browser: 

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArfuyorz0oGtXiAbF_jbk_CgiYrGrN07aL

 

You will be prompted to enter your name and email address and when you hit enter, you will automatically be sent an email with the Zoom meeting link.

 

After you register, the handout for this presentation and one slide from Gary's previous/identical presentation from 3/8/21 will be emailed to you so you have it for this Monday evening's presentation.

 

ABOUT OUR 3/22/2021 PROGRAM

Gary Pokrassa, Data Acquisition Director of JewishGen's Ukraine Research Division, will present on Alex Krakovsky's Wiki and records digitization projects. Alex is a Ukrainian, who, using freedom of information laws in Ukraine, forced virtually every archive to permit him to scan their records and post them to an online wiki page, yielding a massive amount of raw data for the Ukraine researcher. Gary will go through Alex's postings and describe how to navigate the Wiki to locate town records and how to find hidden data not obvious on the home page. Gary will also describe the Ukraine Research    Group's project to capture Alex's scanned files on the JewishGen server, which includes Index files for several of the larger cities including Kiev, Zhitomir Nikolaev and Odessa, and how the Ukraine Research Group is using these files in translation projects. He will speak on changes that have taken place since last August. A robust question and answer will be included in this evening's presentation, as well as an overview of JewishGen's Ukraine Research Division.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Gary Pokrassa retired five years ago from a 46-year career, the last 11 as CFO of Lakeland Industries Inc. He is the Data Acquisition Director for the Ukraine Research Division of JewishGen, Treasurer and Director of JRI-Poland, and town leader for 4 shtetls. He is a member of the JGS of Long Island. At the 2020 IAJGS Conference, he presented on Alex Krakovsky and his Wiki and was a panelist on the Ukraine Research Division Meeting. Gary has authored an article on the Alex Krakovsky project published in AVOTAYNU Summer 2020 and also lectures on other topics, including an Intro to Jewish Genealogy.

 

 

If you have any problems registering (or logging into the meeting on 3/22/2021), please contact Treasurer@....  Please note that if one uses Safari or potentially other browsers, there might be problems with using the link for registration, so you are encouraged to use a different browser.  There will be no capacity problems for this Monday's meetings attendance, as Zoom fixed its problem that occurred at the 3/8/21 meeting - our apologies if you were one of the registrants for the 3/8 meeting who were unable to log into the meeting.  Gary is generously repeating his presentation to help remedy that.

 

All questions regarding the presentation can be answered in the Chat function prior to the meeting start at 7 p.m. or in the speaker's Q&A session at the end of the meeting.

 

The JGSWS looks forward to seeing you Monday evening and please feel free to share this invitation with those you think might be interested.

 

Submitted by:

Karen vanHaagen Campbell

Bellevue, WA

JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs

president@...

 


Translation of document help #germany #translation

genealog.research@...
 

Dear all,

I just recently found out that I have jews ancestry in Germany (in the city of Dessau) about 1800. About what I really excited. Some sources I found are in Hebrew, however.

If there is anyone, knowing Hebrew, it would you be so kind to help me with my two questions. Thank you very much in advance. :)

1) Can please somebody translate the following words from Hebrew to English? I guess this is a date. The source is from 1869.

 

2) Can please someone look at the following page (a kind of register from the same source as the image above) and see if there is any person with the surname "Itzig". I am looking for a woman called "Henriette (Elisabeth) Itzig". Maybe the name was spelled differently in Hebrew back then. However, if the are other persons with the same surname, I would like to know how on which line they are written and how the whole name translates from Hebrew to Englisch.



Best wishes,

Seb

-- 
Sebastian Neumann
Dresden, Germany

Researching: REICHENHEIM, ITZIG
Towns: Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany


Re: Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names

Sheldon Clare
 

My name is Sheldon Clare. My father's name in Lithuania was Abraham Klioraitas. He arrived in the US. His family that went to Argentina were named either Klor or Klior.


Re: Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names

jbonline1111@...
 

Add to the transliteration problem the fact that names were listed on ship manifests in Germany, England and other countries.  My maternal side apparently started as Zlates, which is on my grandfather's first naturalization papers in 1905 and my mother's birth certificate in the 1920s. By the 1930s, the name was spelled Slatas, making my family the only one in the USA with this last name, one reason I never use "mother's maiden name" as a security question.  Literally every person with this name in the United States is a cousin or the spouse of a cousin.  

Misspelling was common on my father's side. Thus his birth certificate is spelled Slominsky rather than Slonimsky.  Other variations showed up for other family members on ship manifests, such Slomimsky. 

As Sally said, using wild cards is almost mandatory when reviewing old records for these reasons, as well as the fact that spelling was not standardized.


--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Tracing Stefanie BECK from Vienna to London #austria-czech #unitedkingdom

Ben Tysch
 

Hi.  I have Beck relatives who moved from the Moravia to Vienna and some to England around the time of WWII.  I don't have a Stephanie, but am wondering if there is a connection.  My family connections start with Arnold Beck born in 1880 in the Czech Republic.  His son, Oskar, born in 1911 had at least two children that I know of, Leslie and Thomas, who were both born in London.  Any connection?  

Thanks.  
--
Ben Tysch
Los Angeles, California
Researching: Tysch/Tyszler, Rozenblum, Glazman/Glazier, Waisman 
                           from Klimontow, Opatow and Lodz, Poland
                       Kolb, Schulz, Pollatschek, Schlessinger, Schuschny, Fischer, Wurmsohn, Spitz, Wichs, Meisel, Link(s), Wilhelm (von Bobot), Popper, Staud/Stoerskin, Schimeg/k   
                          from Czech/Slovakia, Austria


Re: Information on Levin Family in Lithuania #lithuania

Diane Jacobs
 

Try Levy, Levi Lewin Levine etc.  the more creative 
The better.
Diane Jacobs 

On Mar 19, 2021, at 11:31 AM, William Levine <wlevine0607@...> wrote:

Hi all.  Below are four  Levin family members.   Yakov Levin (below) is my great-grandfather who I have ample information on from his birth record below to life events in Boston MA where he settled with his wife Bessie in 1888.  The other three entries below are his 1 brother and 2 sisters. I have not been able to find any additional records for them. I have searched on the Jewish Gen Lithuania databases without any luck and also found nothing on these 3 on Ancestry.  I sent an email to a Levin Family researcher in Lithuania but got no replay. I feel then that I have come to a dead end on researching these three family members so any advice for alternative sources would be much appreciated 
Thanks
Bill Levine



LEVIN, Yakov

Efraim, Yakov 


Liba, Shmuel 


10/7/1867


19 Tammuz 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a shoemaker. Brit on 26 Tammuz by Rabbi Pinchas LANTSMAN.

Bagaslaviskis 


1867 


M5 

2205023 / 6 


1024 


LVIA/728/3/211











LEVIN, Nechama Sheyna

Efraim, Yakov 


Liba, Moshe 


TEPER 

12/10/1864


24 Tishrei 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a shoemaker.

Bagaslaviskis 


1864 


F10 

2187654 / 2 


339 


LVIA/728/1/874 









LEVIN, Beyle Freyde

Efraim, Yakov 


Libe, Shmuel 


3/1/1855


25 Tevet 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a shoemaker; maternal grandfather, a potter.

Bagaslaviskis 


1855 


F1 

2157999 / 3 



LVIA/728/1/130 








LEVIN, Shlome Ruvn

Efraim 


Liba, Shmuel 


 

19/7/1862


4 Av 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a town dweller. Brit on 11 Av by Rabbi Pinchas LANTSMAN.

Bagaslaviskis 


1862 


M5 

2187652 / 1 


 


LVIA/728/1/689 


--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Restoration of German Citizenship #germany

JoAnne Goldberg
 

Here's the link:

https://www.bva.bund.de/DE/Services/Buerger/Ausweis-Dokumente-Recht/Staatsangehoerigkeit/Einbuergerung/Anspruch/02-Vordrucke_E_A/02_04_E_A_Paket/02_04_EA_Paket_node.html

Scroll down to package 4/paket 4 for the English version. Note that it
must be completed in German, but Google translate got me 95% of the way
there.

JoAnne
--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Seeking photograph of gravestone in GERMAN cemetery #germany #photographs

Joseph Walder
 

I am trying to figure out how Mojzesz Maurycy GRAEBER (also known as Moses Moritz GRAEBER) fits into the extended GRAEBER family from Sanok, Poland. (My maternal grandmother was named GRAEBER.) I have from findagrave.com the following information:
 
Death date: 22 June 1921
Place of burial: Jewish Cemetery Bahrenfeld, Bahrenfeld, Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Plot number: 2215
 
If anyone living in the Hamburg area could send me a photograph of the gravestone, I would be very grateful.
 
Many thanks.
 
Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA
 
 


Re: Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names

Harry Auerbach
 

I think we all would be well advised to abandon the notion of "right" and "wrong" spellings. For most of our ancestors, the records of their births, marriages, deaths and residences, were written in Russian (Cyrillic), or Hebrew or Yiddish (Hebrew script), or Polish (or Hungarian or Romanian, etc.), each with its own, oft-ignored, spelling and pronunciation conventions. Often this information was given to the recorders by third parties. Spelling even in those languages was not uniform. In any language, those recording the information tried to capture the spelling based on what they heard reported.
 
My grandfather emigrated to the United States in 1903. It took me twenty years to find the ship manifest, on which he is listed twice (because he was detained for a few days at Ellis Island), with different spellings of his surname. 
 
This is why we are taught to search different alternative spellings. Even though soundex will solve for many of them, it doesn't find them all.
 
Harry Auerbach
Portland, Oregon
 
 


Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names

Paul Silverstone
 

There is also the problem of the spoken name being heard by speakers of different languages.   This spoken name
would be written differently from an English-speaker, such as a German, or French.   The sounds come out as
different letters in those languages.
 
Paul Silverstone


Re: Romania Research Division Update #romania #announcements #records #JewishGenUpdates

Awesome Properties
 

Hi! I am extremely excited to this new update! 
I need advice and assistance regarding a record from Velente Cemetery in Oradea Romania. Where can I find can additional info - last name etc. for the attached record? Or who can I contact for assistance? Thinking this might be my gggfather.  Alexander Zisha FriedmanAny info might lead me past a huge brick wall.
Velente Cemetery serial# 932zone #L stone # 39
Thank you ,
Rachel Malik


Information on Levin Family in Lithuania #lithuania

William Levine
 

Hi all.  Below are four  Levin family members.   Yakov Levin (below) is my great-grandfather who I have ample information on from his birth record below to life events in Boston MA where he settled with his wife Bessie in 1888.  The other three entries below are his 1 brother and 2 sisters. I have not been able to find any additional records for them. I have searched on the Jewish Gen Lithuania databases without any luck and also found nothing on these 3 on Ancestry.  I sent an email to a Levin Family researcher in Lithuania but got no replay. I feel then that I have come to a dead end on researching these three family members so any advice for alternative sources would be much appreciated 
Thanks
Bill Levine



LEVIN, Yakov

Efraim, Yakov 


Liba, Shmuel 


10/7/1867


19 Tammuz 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a shoemaker. Brit on 26 Tammuz by Rabbi Pinchas LANTSMAN.

Bagaslaviskis 


1867 


M5 

2205023 / 6 


1024 


LVIA/728/3/211











LEVIN, Nechama Sheyna

Efraim, Yakov 


Liba, Moshe 


TEPER 

12/10/1864


24 Tishrei 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a shoemaker.

Bagaslaviskis 


1864 


F10 

2187654 / 2 


339 


LVIA/728/1/874 









LEVIN, Beyle Freyde

Efraim, Yakov 


Libe, Shmuel 


3/1/1855


25 Tevet 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a shoemaker; maternal grandfather, a potter.

Bagaslaviskis 


1855 


F1 

2157999 / 3 



LVIA/728/1/130 








LEVIN, Shlome Ruvn

Efraim 


Liba, Shmuel 


 

19/7/1862


4 Av 

Bagaslaviskis 


Vilnius 


Vilnius 

Father was a town dweller. Brit on 11 Av by Rabbi Pinchas LANTSMAN.

Bagaslaviskis 


1862 


M5 

2187652 / 1 


 


LVIA/728/1/689 


Re: Natan Noteh equivalent to one name? #names

Alan Cohen
 

My grandfather was born in month of Nissan and named Chaim Nissan. He had a younger brother named Nathan (Natan). So no equivalence there.
 
Alan Cohen


Re: Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names

EdrieAnne Broughton
 

On top of the reasons Meredith Hoffman gives for spelling variations, you can add 21st Century transcriptions of 19th Century penmanship.  My husband has Serings and Serrings that are often interpreted as Lering and Lerring.  If you go to the page of the census or marriage and actually see the document you can tell the difference.  The initial loop of the S starts on the bottom line while the L starts halfway up, otherwise the letters are identical.  You have to search both letter versions....then look at the document.  
 
EdrieAnne Broughton
Vacaville, California

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