Date   
calendar of Torah and Haftarah portions #general

David Laskin
 

I'm writing an historical novel in which a character attends synagogue
on the first day of Rosh Hashanah on September 10, 1934 -- 1 Tishrei
5695 (if I'm not mistaken). Can anyone tell me what Torah and
Haftarah portions would have been read that day? Are these portions
fixed year to year -- the same portion on the same day of the Jewish
calendar every year? Thanks.

David Laskin
Seattle, WA

Name adoption lists #germany

info@...
 

Dear All,

since the beginning of this year I was able to add more than 100 name adoption lists to my website.

Beside of others you are now able to search Bretten, Paderborn, Kassel (renewed to nearly 600 names), Fritzlar, Heidelberg or Mainz (more than 1300 names).

To start your research type nal.a-h-b.de

Thanks to all who sent lists and thanks to all in advance who will send.

Best regards

Wolfgang Fritzsche, genealogist, Germany Mainz, Wiesbaden

Seeking information about WW2 Allied Soldiers from Nuremberg-Fuerth (Bavaria) #germany

info@...
 

Dear Members of JewishGen,

Since 2011 we are doing research on people expelled by the Nazis from
Central Franconia who served with the forces of the United Nations or
joined the resistance movements in the countries occupied by Germany. Up
to now, we were able to identify 207 such individuals (see PDF list at:
https://tinyurl.com/y78xvtd5).

In order to continue our research we are asking for the input of anyone
who is able to add more details to the biographies of those already
listed or contribute new names to the online roll of honor.

Thank you very much in advance.

Gerhard Jochem
(Nuremberg, Germany - info@...)

Yiddish Publishers in Warsaw #poland

Clifford S. Goldfarb
 

I am looking for information on two Yiddish publishers in Warsaw. The first is S. Goldfarb, 31 Dzika [sp.] Street, who was active at least between 1923-1926. He published a number of translations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales (possibly retranslated from a Russian translationi, rather than the original English). The second is L.Goldfarb, who was active in 1937. I don't have an address for him, but he also published a translation of detective fiction in Yiddish. Any information on who these were, whether they were related, the scope of their business, etc., would be gratefully welcomed.

Cliff Goldfarb

Ancestry/ProQuest Extends Library Remote Access Due to Pandemic Through May 31, 2020 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Many libraries have the library edition of Ancestry through ProQuest.  Due to the pandemic, many of those libraries have made access to Ancestry Library Edition available remotely to those who have library cards for their libraries. Some libraries have also made available the method to apply remotely for  a library card during this time.  Check with your local public library if they have a subscription to Ancestry and if they are permitting remote access for those with a library card. While libraries are physically closed many librarians are working remotely and will answer questions.

 

The remote access to Ancestry Library Edition was originally through April 30, 2020. Ancestry has approved ProQuest to provide to public libraries with temporary remote access to the Ancestry Library Edition through May 31, 2020. Ancestry will continue to evaluate the need monthly and will adjust the access dates accordingly.

 

This was taken from a posting by Senior Product Manager of ProQuest, William J. Forsyth, on the genealib mailing list   April 28, 2020.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

yelena.v.volk@...
 

Catherine,

I didn't find a record of Olga's evacuation in Yad Vashem site, only Lazar and Karina (the child).
When I searched there Yurovski from Lubny, Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha, I found questionnaires submitted by Joseph Kaminsky (in 1997) and Isabella Kaminsky (in 2011). They both lived in Israel. The questionnaires have their address. You may try to find them or their descendants in Israel. I am sure that all people of this surname from Lubna and Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha are all relatives.

You now do not known whether Lazar and his daughter Karina stayed in Magnitogorsk or returned after the war. If they have preserved some documents in the archive (in Magnitogorsk or Donetsk or elsewere) and these documents are younger than 75 years old, you can not accessed to them.
You can try to find out where Lazar worked in Magnitogorsk. This information may be in a card that stored in the Red Cross Search Center in Moscow. There may also his address in Magnitogorsk in 1942. But now the Red Cross and all our archives are closed for quarantine.

Elena Volk

Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

yelena.v.volk@...
 

Catherine,

I didn't find a record of Olga's evacuation in Yad Vashem site, only Lazar and Karina (the child).
When I searched there Yurovski from Lubny, Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha, I found questionnaires submitted by Joseph Kaminsky (in 1997) and Isabella Kaminsky (in 2011). They both lived in Israel. The questionnaires have their address. You may try to find them or their descendants in Israel. I am sure that all people of this surname from Lubna and Krivoy Rog and Zolotonosha are all relatives.

You now do not known whether Lazar and his daughter Karina stayed in Magnitogorsk or returned after the war. If they have preserved some documents in the archive (in Magnitogorsk or Donetsk or elsewere) and these documents are younger than 75 years old, you can not accessed to them.
You can try to find out where Lazar worked in Magnitogorsk. This information may be in a card that stored in the Red Cross Search Center in Moscow. There may also his address in Magnitogorsk in 1942. But now the Red Cross and all our archives are closed for quarantine.

Elena Volk

Families of Shoah victims unmentioned in the Gombin Yizkor book #yizkorbooks

 

Families of Shoah victims unmentioned in the Gombin Yizkor book #yizkorbooks #gombin

I am currently coordinating the translation of the Gombin memorial book for the JewishGen Yizkor Books Project. After realizing that many, perhaps a majority of the families of Shoah victims from Gombin were not memorialized in the original book, I am working with various lists to try to establish the approximate proportion of unmentioned families and identify as many of them as possible. The translated version of the book will feature a postscript to memorialize the families that can be recognized as missing in the book.

The original Gombin Yizkor book is available online for free downloading at https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/yizkor-books/yzk-nybc313762.

I am inviting Gombiner descendants and researchers to have a look at the original book’s memorial pages and photos and contribute any information that you may consider valuable for this task. Any information relevant for the postscript should be sent to: Leon Zamosc, lzamosc@...

I would also like to take the opportunity to invite donations for the translation project. Donating by credit card is easy and secure (no fees or charges involved): just go to the JewishGen-erosity Yizkor Books donations’ webpage and find the Gombin fund in the list of ongoing Yizkor book translations: https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23. Any amount is acceptable, and donors at the level of $300 and above will receive a complimentary hardback copy of the translated Gombin memorial book.

Zay gezunt, Leon Zamosc

IGRA Upcoming Free Webinar and Zoom Meeting #events

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) will be broadcasting
a free webinar and a “Show and Tell’ free Zoom meeting next week.

The Zoom “Show and Tell” meeting in English will be broadcast on May
4th at 9pm Israel Time, 2 pm (EDT). The topic is “Reuniting Sisters”.

Nitai Elboim will describe the use of clues, MyHeritage technology and
logic culminating in the reunion of sisters after 70 years.

There is no need to register in advance. The meeting will be open to
those who connect to ZOOM with the following link and meeting code.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73433251958

Meeting ID: 734 3325 1958

“Using the JDC Archives Website and Online Databases for Family
Research”, a webinar in English, will be broadcast on Thursday, May
7th at 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm (EDT). The lecturer will be Jeffrey
Edelstein.

The JDC Archives online database includes material of great interest
to Jewish genealogists. This webinar will present the lists, index
cards, and other documents that have been indexed, with an emphasis on
material from the Shoah era, and will introduce both basic and more
advanced Names Index search options.

Jeff Edelstein is the digital initiatives manager at the JDC Archives,
where his responsibilities include management of the collections
database and website, the digitization of text collections, and the
JDC Archives Names Indexing Project. Prior to his arrival at JDC in
2013, he had a long career in academic reference publishing,
culminating as project director of The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in
Eastern Europe. He has presented on digital resources of the JDC
Archives at numerous conferences and workshops, including IAJGS, the
Association of Jewish Libraries, the Association of Jewish Studies,
EVA Minerva, and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
(EHRI). Publications include articles in Jewish Culture and History,
Metropolitan Archivist, and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
Edelstein holds a BA from Amherst College, an MA from Columbia
University, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the
Pratt Institute.

Registration in advance is required. There are a limited number of
seats available. Entrance will be according to those arriving first.
Reminders will be sent out closer to the date of the webinar. To
register go to the link below.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3296815653008839692

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair

Re: Do Revision Lists include all children in a household? #lithuania

David Shapiro
 

Are the missing children all boys? That was the case with my family from Anskycai, and I assumed that the boys be hidden to protect them from the Russian draft.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

Translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of Buczacz, Galicia available at reduced price #yizkorbooks #galicia

Joel Alpert
 

Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Buczacz, Galicia

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $57.95, available from JewishGen for $34

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Buchach.html
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

Translation of the Jews of Kishinev (Chisinau, Moldova) available at reduced price #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

Jews of Kishinev (Chisinau, Moldova)

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $47.95, available from JewishGen for $32

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_kishinev.html
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

Translation of the Memorial Book of Radzivilov, Ukraine available at reduced price #yizkorbooks #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

Memorial Book of Radzivilov

Yizkor Books in Print is happy to make this book available at severely
reduced pricing by ordering through JewishGen

List price: $59.95, available from JewishGen for $38

For more information and directions for ordering go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Radzivilov.html
Go toward the bottom of the page below "Available at:" for the link to
start your order.

For information on the other 95 other Yizkor book we publish, go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

Ingolstadt DP camp and sorting family mystery. #holocaust #poland #germany

Sandy Crystall
 

Jewish Genners-

I am helping my daughter's friend piece together information about her non-biological grandmother who may be a Holocaust survivor but won't share anything about her past (and will not do a DNA test). I am trying to identify if her family was Jewish and perhaps took on non-Jewish identities or if they were not Jewish to begin with. I am aware that DNA would greatly assist in this effort, but there are additional complicating relationships.

The grandmother is likely the 12-year old girl on a 1951 "resettlement" manifest with "her family" from Bremen to NY.  I found records that document that the family had been at the Ingolstadt displaced persons camp. There are two parents and 4 children.  There is a 4-year old girl with the same given name as the 12-year old girl (all appear as one family). 

There is some speculation that the family on the manifest does not include the girl's real parents (not sure about the siblings). It is thought that the family originally was from Lodz and I have found records of people with same surname who were sent to an extermination camp from the Lodz ghetto. (Based on the little information that the grandmother has shared, I am wondering if these may possibly be the real parents.)

Would anyone have any suggestions about additional sources of information to help identify (or confirm) who was part of her grandmother’s immediate family? I have check JewishGen (searching by surname), YadVashem, the Arolsen Archives, US Holocaust Museum, dpcamps.org, Ancestry and Family Search.  I am not sharing the surname as the person is living.

I understand that without specifics, this makes it more difficult, but if anyone has anecdotal stories that may illustrate possibly options to consider, it would be helpful.

Thank you very much!

Sandy Crystal,  New Hampshire
rosapalustris@...>
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/belozerka/
https://iijg.org/maps-of-jewish-communities/

Isaac MYERS/MOYERS b1829 Spittalfields, please can you help? #unitedkingdom

Emma S
 

Hello,

This is my first post on the group and I would just like to start by saying thank you for accepting my membership request and hello to all of the group members.

I am trying to trace my family tree and recently discovered I have Jewish ancestry. I am fairly new to this and wondered if I might be able to ask for some advice please as I am a little bit lost? I wondered if someone might be able to tell me where I might need to go to find information about a person's parentage pre 1837 in the Jewish community please? I also wondered if anyone might have any tips as to finding out which synagogue my family may have gone to in around 1820 please? They lived in Frying Pan Alley, Artillery, Christchurch, Spittalfields, London, Middlesex.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Best wishes, Emma

For anyone that is interested in knowing more or who think they might share the same relatives, here is the information I have:

I am sure about my 3 x great grandfather Isaac Myers, a confectioner born 1858 in Wednesbury in the West Midlands. He married Louisa PALMER from Nottinghamshire in 1879 at Wednesbury. His father was Isaac Myers a confectioner and her father was George Palmer a confectioner. He died in 1949 in Montreal, Canada. I know that he was Jewish but I am not sure if his wife was and his children don't appear to be.

It is the parentage of his father that is a mystery, it also seems odd that Isaac called his son Isaac as I am told that people did not usually name a child after a living relative(?).
His father was Isaac MYERS (also sometimes written as MOYERS) who says he was born in Middlesex in the census returns, except for 1901 where he says he was born in Bethnal Green.

So my 4 x great grandfather Isaac Myers, a confectioner was born 1829 in Middlesex. I can't find his first marriage which must have been around 1847 or 1848 (it was not to Rebecca Costa in 1846 in Birmingham).
He married his 2nd wife Bestsy Julia Martin on the 16 Jul 1849 as a widow in West Bromwich. He was a confectioner. He says his father was Benjamin Myers a sealing wax maker. Betsy's  father, Jacob MARTIN, was a successful confectioner and came from Exeter in Devon. Betsy died in 1871. I think he may have learnt his trade from Jacob.

He married again in 1872 in Walsall, (a 49yr old widowed confectioner) to Sarah Ann Theaker (nee Ryley).  This time he says his father was called Isaac but his father's profession was the same as Benjamin's, a sealing wax maker. She died before 1878.

He married his 4th wife Margaret Clark 21 Oct 1878 (widowed confectioner) Walsall and again says his father was Isaac  Myers - sealing wax maker. She died in 1889.

2 different father's names. I am pretty sure it is the same Isaac Myers marrying all of these women as he, his children and Besty and Margaret's details fit with the corresponding census records.
He died in 1905 at the Union Workshouse, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.

I have researched every Isaac Myers born 1829 +/- 10 years in Middlesex (all districts) and followed all of them through the census records around the country. The only Isaac Myers that seems to fit is from the 1841 census:
Registration district -Whitechapel, Subdistrict - Artillery, piece 710, book 13, Folio 45, Pg 19. 1 Frying Pan Alley.
Catherine Myers 1804 Fruitier (many fruiters were confectioners)
Jacob Myers 1826
Aaron Myers 1828
Isaac Myers 1829
Henry Myers 1835
Julia Myers 1838
Abraham Myers 1841

From later census returns I know Catherine was from Holland and her mother also a Myers was Sarah born around 1771 in Holland.

Looking at records relating to Catherine and her children the father's identity is even more confusing:

Her son Jacob seems to vanish after 1841 although he could be the Jacob who married Esther Solomons in 1849 in the St Luke district.
Her son Aaron seems to vanish after 1851 although he could be the Aaron who married either Yetta Adler, Esther Goodman, Jane Harris or Sarah Levy in 1850 in the St Luke district, but in the 1851 census he is not with her and is listed as unmarried so perhaps not the same Aaron.
Her son Isaac is detailed above. He says his father was Benjamin Myers or Isaac Myers - sealing wax maker
Her son Henry possibly marries Caroline Elizabeth Gare in 1855 in the St Luke district. In 1862 he is sentenced to 4 yrs Penal Servitude for stealing Bernard Dunn’s watch (pickpocket) aged 28. The Old Bailey records say he was Jewish, Married with 3 children. Labourer. Height 5’3”, complexion – fair, eyes – Hazel, hair – brown. Scars on left cheek, nose and right eyebrow. No tattoos. Slender. Name and residence of next of kin – Catherine Myers 2 Bell Lane, Spitalfields. I think 1 Frying Pan Alley was on the corner of Bell lane. If Caroline Gare was his wife (please see poor law removal order below) then  he says his father was Joseph on the marriage record.
Her daughter Julia's birth was registered. The address was Frying Pan Alley (consistant with 1841/1851/1861 census returns), the father is Jacob Myers, fruit dealer and the mother is Catherine Myers formally Myers. In 1861 she marries Henry Barnett both of Frying Pan Alley at the Great Synagogue. She says her father was Benjamin Myers disceased (this matches with Isaac's 2nd marriage). In 1861 Catherine is living near to her married daughter.
Her son Abraham likely married Matilda Boseman in 1862. Birth is registered as Bell lane, father Jacob Myers clothes dealer and mother Catherine Myers formerly Myers. I have not received his marriage certificate yet. 
The last record I can find relating to Catherine is a poor law removal order - . 1 Frying Pan Alley age 58 (born 1804 - matches census data for age and address). I think the order is for her daughter in law Caroline Myers, (Henry’s wife) and their 3 children as he is under sentence in Newgate Prison. Here Catherine says Henry is her son and that she married a Henry Myers about 30 years ago in Amsterdam, only she was in the UK before then as she had Jacob, Aaron and Isaac before that, although she could have gone back to Holland to get married. Maybe the Henry she mentions was Benjamin's brother?

So the prospective fathers given by her and her children are:

Candidate 1 - Benjamin Myers given as a father in the 2nd marriage of Isaac (sealing wax maker)  and also Julia.
Candidate 2 – Isaac Myers given as the father in Isaac’s 3rd and 4th marriages (sealing wax maker)
Candidate 3 – Jacob Myers, given on Julia and Abraham’s birth certificates
Candidate 4 – Joseph Myers, given on Henry’s wedding certificate 
Candidate 5 – Henry Myers, given by Catherine in the poor law removal order!!!

This is why I would really like some records that might relate to the parentage of Catherine's children so that I can verify that this Isaac 1829 is my Isaac that moves to the Midlands. I would also love to find out more about Catherine and Sarah's lives in the UK and also in Holland, like what was Sarah's name before marriage and who was her husband. I can also find no UK death registrations for them. Did Catherine go back to Holland after the poor law removal? Where did she marry and to whom!
As you can see this is very confusing!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Emma Sweetland    emjsw@...>

Re: ViewMate Do you recognize? #usa

Jx. Gx.
 

Boris,

If you have access to NYC directories for the early 1900s you may be able to look up the two photo studios year by year and that would probably give you a reasonably good idea of how long they were in business.

Jeffrey Gee 

Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

yelena.v.volk@...
 

The best russian forum in jewish genealogy is www.forum.j-roots.info
Welcome!

sincerely, Elena    <yelena.v.volk@...>

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Re: genealogy forums in russian to overcome brick wall in research? #russia #ukraine

boris
 

Trying genealogy forums in Russian is an excellent idea because English-based web sites like Ancestry and Myheritage have little to no information about Soviet Russia and other Soviet republics. Most participants in Russian language forums are as willing to help as those on JewishGen (of course, few pompous asses always come with the territory but they can be ignored).  For non-Russian speakers, if a question, a point, or an idea are expressed in short simple sentences, then the online translators will do pretty good job conveying the essence of a request.

 

Regarding Donetsk, it is still a war zone. Remember the Crimean Peninsula takeover by the Russians? The hostilities are still not over.  One unfortunate outcome of the war specifically for genealogists was that since 2014 the Russians terminated the access from Ukraine to social media sites based in Russia. So, a question posted on a “Russian” forum may not be visible to those who are physically in Ukraine.

 

If Lazar Yurovsky was an engineer, or a manager at a plant or a mine in Donbass and later in the Urals, he may be mentioned in one of the many books about Jewish contribution to the Soviet war efforts. These books were published mostly in Israel, but some in the USA and in Russia in the last 30 years.


Boris Feldblyum    boris@...

Do Revision Lists include all children in a household? #lithuania

suski2@...
 

Do Revision Lists limit the number of children listed from one household?
My great grandfather was born in 1851 in Ziezmariai, Lithuania.  He had several siblings who were born earlier.
Five of them were born  before 1850, but only three are on the 1850 RL.
By 1858 there were 4 more children born, but only one more child was added to this list.

Would appreciate any help.    Susan  <suski2@...>
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The Galitzianer: Call for Papers #galicia #announcements

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia’s journal, the Galitzianer, invites members and
non-members of Gesher Galicia to submit articles with a clear
connection to Jewish life in Austrian Galicia (1772–1918). Submissions
can also relate to Jewish life in the territory of former Galicia
during the interwar period and the Holocaust.

We welcome stories about Jewish history, culture and family life in
Galicia, as well as discussions of heritage sites and interesting
archival records. In particular, we are currently seeking submissions
on western Galician towns.

Prior to submitting an article, please contact me at
submissions@... with a brief description of your
proposal. Once accepted, all articles undergo editorial review and
revisions to make sure they conform to the style and standards of the
journal. We also welcome excerpts from books or manuscripts that you
have previously written, as long as you obtain any necessary reprint permission and make sure that the excerpt you submit fits within our 2500-word recommendation.

For other information about the Galitzianer, including instructions
for authors, please consult our website at www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/

Thank you,    
Jodi G. Benjamin,  Editor, The Galitzianer   Gesher Galicia

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