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Jewish Advocate Announces Suspension of Print Publication #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

After 118 years, the Jewish Advocate announced they are ceasing their print publication on September 25th. The paper was founded by Theodore Hertzel in 1902. It has been published in the Greater Boston area.

 

Unfortunately, closure of Jewish newspapers is increasing. In the past months, Canada’s Jewish Weekly, the Canadian News of Toronto and Montreal, Britain’s primary Jewish weekly The Jewish Chronicle, the New York and New Jersey Jewish Week, and the Forward,  week have either closed or ceased their print versions.

 

At the same time, the Jewish Advocate announced plans to launch a new digital edition focuses on advocacy to Advocate for Jews, the Jewish community and for the State of Israel. They plan to provide an independent forum for Greater Boston news bout the community and various organizations and discussion and debate of the issues.

 

The Jewish Advocate also reached an agreement with NewsBank (a subscription service) to include the complete archives of the Jewish Advocate in its library and make it accessible to the general public.  NewsBank is currently digitizing the Jewish Advocate and it is anticipated having them online by next year.

 

The digital revolution accompanied by the decline of advertising revenues, exacerbated by the current pandemic, is the main reason for all the print closures. The Jewish Advocate also received a declining subsidy from the Jewish Federation which began to focus on major donors at the loss of smaller contributors to the umbrella philanthropy.

 

To read more see: https://www.thejewishadvocate.com/pageview/viewer/2020-09-25#page=0

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies in the USC Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


ViewMate translation request - Polish/Russian? #translation

Robert E. Ybanez
 


I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86561
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski

 

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Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski


Re: Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine

Zev Cohen
 

Thank you very much Daniel and allow me to wish you Shana Tova.
I am aware of the FamilySearch documents. In my particular case, I've hit a brick wall (almost from the start) with regard to my maternal ancestors from Czernowitz and the region. I'm hoping that someone professional like Alex Kohen will be able to dig deeper and break the brick wall. I will definitely contact Alex.
I appreciate your help.
Zev Cohen


On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 3:12 PM Daniel Horowitz <daniel@...> wrote:
Hi Zev, 
Although Corona may have limited access to the archives I will definitely will recommend you Alex Kohen <tourleader.alex@...>

Not sure if you know but some documents (mostly scanned by FamilySearch) are indexed and searchable on https://czernowitz.geneasearch.net/

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine
From: Zev Cohen
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:31:42 EDT

I would appreciate a recommendation for a reliable researcher/genealogist in the Chernivtsi area to look for records and documentation regarding the maternal side of my family.
Many thanks,
Zev Cohen



Re: Raymond Engelbreit Book on Forbach History/Families #france

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Mr. Solomon,

 

I always recommend that people looking to purchased used or out of print books check Vialibri.net which combines a lot of book search engines.  Several of Raymond Engelbreit’s books are listed on it: https://www.vialibri.net/searches/202009232114e3zjleLJkE

Unfortunately this one is not.  Another book that might be of interest has been recently reprinted, on the Jewish community of Forbach: https://www.cultura.com/la-communaute-juive-de-forbach-d-apres-les-actes-de-l-etat-civil-1790-a-1900-tea-9782307369851.html

 

Perhaps another member of this list might have contact information for Raymond Engelbreit himself.  Authors often have extra copies of their books.

 

Libraries are also opening up so you might be able to check a library or email them and have them check their copy.  WorldCat indicates that copies are at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the National Library of France and the Bavarian State Library.  You might be able to email the Salt Lake City Library and request that someone check their copy.  Here’s the copy information: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1006077?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

Good luck in your research!

 

Yours,

Jenny Schwartzberg

Chicago, IL

 

From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of SOL2516171 via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:23 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Raymond Engelbreit Book on Forbach History/Families #france

 

Does anyone know where I can buy Raymond Engelbreit's book "Les registres de l'etat civil restituent l'histoire des families de Forbach de 1789 a 1870"?  Also, does anyone have a copy who would be willing to check a couple of things for me?


David Solomon


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"It used to be that family names in capitalization were a required part
of our signatures."

This was never true. Surnames were required to be capitalized, and you were allowed to include 6 lines of surnames (and places) to your signature.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


SCHIFF family in Hildesheim, Hanover #germany #general

dmjacobs@...
 

I have hit a brick wall on tracing the origins of my 2nd great grandfather, Charles (probably AKA Carl) Schiff, at least on this side of the Atlantic.  I’m looking for suggestions on resources that might be available in Germany, or people who can help. The information I do have is summarized below.  No luck finding a manifest.

 

time line

info

item

Dec 1816

birth

US census (1900)

 

place of birth: Hildesheim, Hanover

marriage certif - 2nd marriage (1872)

 

father: David Schiff

marriage certif - 2nd marriage (1872)

 

mother: Hannah Warrendorf

marriage certif - 2nd marriage (1872)

1845

year of immigration

US census (1900)

1850

in NY. married with 3 children, oldest 4 yrs.

US census (1850)

1853

Naturalization in NY:  renounces allegiance to King of Hanover

Naturalization index and record (1853)

 

occupation: carpenter

US census (1850)



Diane M. Jacobs


Request translation of extract from family register #germany #translation

dmjacobs@...
 

The attached is a comment in the listing of the Metzger family in the Mainz family register which was  made on the line for my 2nd great grandmother Judith Metzger (2.)   The only words I recognize are Carl Schiff (my 2nd greatgrandfather), New York (where I first encountered them as a married couple, and where they lived and died), and 1846 - which is the purported birthday of their oldest son, Adolf (No birth record for him in NY as records were kept only after 1847.)
A translation of everything else - or a good guess - might help break down a brick wall!  I have no manifest information on either, and I don't know where they met and married.  

Diane M. Jacobs


Need translation of postcard German #translation

tzipporah batami
 

Need translation of postcard written by Arthur Hellinger of Michalovce from Lukow Ghetto Transit Camp june 1942. Thank you
 
Feigie Teichman

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Re: Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi Zev, 
Although Corona may have limited access to the archives I will definitely will recommend you Alex Kohen <tourleader.alex@...>

Not sure if you know but some documents (mostly scanned by FamilySearch) are indexed and searchable on https://czernowitz.geneasearch.net/

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

Researcher/genealogist recommendation in Chernivtsi area #romania #ukraine
From: Zev Cohen
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:31:42 EDT

I would appreciate a recommendation for a reliable researcher/genealogist in the Chernivtsi area to look for records and documentation regarding the maternal side of my family.
Many thanks,
Zev Cohen



Re: A new "names" database? #names

rich.meyersburg@...
 

I have observed that the "old timers" mostly listed their family names and towns in the Family Finder, but that people joining JewishGen more recently rarely do.  For example look at any fairly common name and you will find lots of entries with numbers under 100,000 and a smaller group of numbers between 100,000 and the approximately 800,000+ currently listed, even though the latter grouping contains about 8 times as many numbers. I don't know the reason why, but I would guess that part of the reason is that more researchers now have their databases online and don't see the need to list their research needs in the Family Finder.

I wish they would.  However, it also has been my observation that about half of the people I have attempted to correspond with about their family listings in the past year, do not reply, and I rarely try to reach anyone who has not been on JewishGen in the past 4 years.

Rich Meyersburg
Laurel, MD


Re: Does anyone know that Shtetl or town in Latvia where Israel and Sora Michla (Margolis) Katz lived? #latvia

Barbara Levy
 

Dear Corinne,
Thanks for your info. Unfortunately, I have searched - with very little luck - for their passages. I have Morris' Marriage certificate, but it only says he was from Riga. Same with the naturalization. They lived first in Nashua, NH and then in Worcester, MA. I haven't found anything in the newspapers. I have pictures of his grave, but all it says in the name of his father (Israel).
Barbara Levy


Re: GILINSKY in Lithuania #lithuania

Barbara Levy
 

The Gilinskys that I'm looking for lived in what is now Lithunia. Their children all came to the US. The parents, who lived all their lives in what is now Lithuania died quite young. The mother, Blume Gittel Nillis Gilinsky (known as Gertie) died in her 30s, possible in childbirth. The father, Refuel, died in his 40s. Their oldest child, Chaya Riva, took care of the others. She was married to a man named Harry Grimm. The other children were Sora Feigel (who died in childbirth), Shayla, Fruma Devasha, and Yudis. Fruma Devasha was my grandmother, and although I don't how she came to the US, I do know that she was married in 1907 in Nashua, NH. Does anyone have any information on these people???
Barbara Levy


Raymond Engelbreit Book on Forbach History/Families #france

SOL2516171@...
 

Does anyone know where I can buy Raymond Engelbreit's book "Les registres de l'etat civil restituent l'histoire des families de Forbach de 1789 a 1870"?  Also, does anyone have a copy who would be willing to check a couple of things for me?

David Solomon


Database of names in messages #names

Susan&David
 

Already exists as you describe: Do a name search on the JewishGen
Discussion Group archives. 1993 - current.

here: https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main   Aug 1999 - current
and  here: http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop  
Sep 1993 - Nov 2018

David Rosen
Boston, MA


David Lewin wrote:

It is an old "custom" for jewishgen contributors to end their
messages with a name, location and "names researched

Would it be possible to create a database which captures these facts
? It would be such an advantage to be able to contact individuals
based on the names they seek.


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Sarah L Meyer
 

I do use the JGFF, but I agree with the idea of cleaning it up.  So many of the researchers have not been on in the last 10 years.  I do know that they do add RD for the deceased researchers, when someone reports that fact.  But many of the older researchers may no longer be able to use email- or are not actively researching.  Perhaps a better project would be to have the emails sent to those who have not been on since before this date in 2010- and ask them if they are still interested in having their names and contact information on the JGFF.  Then each year after the first, there would only be a single year to check on.  Now that said - I have been teaching a beginning Jewish genealogy class - and two Sundays ago - showed my class how to use the JGFF.  One student has already reported that he had been in contact with a woman in England, who had not been on Jewishgen since 2018 - and he "hit the jackpot".  He knew he had family in England.  She did not know that she had family in the US, and they have already figured out their relationship.
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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: How to find UKRAINE birth and marriage records #ukraine #records #russia

Jim Gutterman
 

Any suggestions as to town of Tuchin in Volyn, anything late 19th or early 20th century. Thank you in advance to anyone with suggestions. 

James GUTTERMAN researching GUTTERMAN (GITELMAN), GOODMAN (GITMAN), OCHS, GELLER, LANDESMAN, HERSHKOVITZ


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Marlene Dobrin <dobrins@...>
 

It used to be that family names in capitalization were a required part
of our signatures. That requirement should still be in place so other
Jewish genners can discover new relatives. Recently when looking through
the JGFamily Finder data base it seemed very antiquated to me, People
who last were on JGFF were years ago and how many are still active,
alive or interested.

For all the new and current people using Jewishgen.org, your family
names will give you a better connection to all the people currently
active. For myself I make my own file of those who could be possible
relatives and contact them when I think their may be a family connection.

Marlene Kempner Dobrin - Arizona USA
Family names: KEMPNER, POKEMPNER, PAKEMPNER, MIRVIS, RIEF, WESTERMAN,
MELMAN, SHEINKER, KRECHMER, LUNTZ, SACHS/ZOX, LITT, FLEISCHMAN,
MEYERSON/MAROVICH, HILLMAN, KOBLINITZ, SEGALL, FRIEDMAN, DOBRIN,
DOBRINSKY, SCHUMAN, ITKIN, FIRESTONE, FEIRSTEIN, FOREMAN, FUXMAN
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Marlene Kempner Dobrin - Arizona USA
Family names: KEMPNER, POKEMPNER, PAKEMPNER, MIRVIS, RIEF, WESTERMAN, MELMAN, SHEINKER, KRECHMER, LUNTZ, SACHS/ZOX, LITT, FLEISCHMAN, MEYERSON/MAROVICH, HILLMAN, KAMENETS, SEGALL, FRIEDMAN, DOBRIN, DOBRINSKY, SCHUMAN, ITKIN, FIRESTONE, FEIRSTEIN, FOREMAN, FUXMAN


Re: Do old hotel registers exist? #general

boris
 

Mash, thank you very much for your reply. I agree with you regarding privacy issues and newspapers.com notices. So far, the most informative reply, though not the one I wanted to see, came from Debra Hirsh, via Tracing The Tribe group on facebook: [answering your question,] "as someone who got into the hotel industry WAY after that. I'm going to say, probably not. I was in the industry for 30 years and we kept things 7 years as a rule."

Since my original post, A30 Canadian Immigrations cards for the man and his wife were discovered. I now know the couple’s names, so the more realistic next step seems to look for burials of any ‘Lester’-looking names in Toronto, in the hope that there will be a Hebrew part of a tombstone reading Naftoli b. Ber, or Nechame b. Moshe.

Boris


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Boris Feldblyum
FAST Genealogy Service
boris@...


Re: A new "names" database? #names

rv Kaplan
 

I think it does. If you search by a particular surname, it lists surname, town, researcher.

Harvey Kaplan

On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 at 18:26, David Lewin <david@...> wrote:
Family finder does not give

Family name    location                researcher
BERLIN            Mogilev                 "Hilary Henkin" <hilary@...>
DONNENFIELD; Roumania            "Hilary Henkin" <hilary@...>
FAYN,                                          rvlkaplan@...
GOLDBERG      Belarus                 "Ezra Magid" <gematria58@...>
KATZ               Ekaterinoslav        "Hilary Henkin" <hilary@...>

etc etc etc

Does this need  a myriad of volunteers - or could a computer program extract this from historical email?

David Lewin

At 11:59 23/09/2020, Hilary Henkin wrote:
Well, there does exist the JewishGen Family Finder....


Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN;  BELIISKI;  HENKIN - GENKIN;  MESCENIKOV;  POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS;  LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;  PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY;  STEINHART
Roumania:  DONNENFIELD;  DOLLINGER;  RINCOVER - HARINCOVER;  WISENTHAL - VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China:  FELDMAN;  PENZNER;  SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland:  KATZ;  JARMUSZ

4161 - 4180 of 654747