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Re: Krakow Telephone Directories 1934-1935-1936 #poland

Yossi Jalas
 

Thanks for the upload! Is the phone book from 1932 also available online?

Yossi Jalas
USA


Alternative place names for "Kunar, Poland, Russia" in census #poland #general

Lesley
 

My paternal great-grandmother, Rachael Weinstein (née Jacob) was reported to have been born in "Kunar, Poland, Russia" in the 1891 UK census. I've checked in JG Townfinder but it doesn't appear to exists. It was probably a mis-spelling or mis-hearing of somewhere else (Townfinder doesn't allow wild cards). Has anyone any ideas of what it might be? I've searched online but the only Kunar seems to be in Afghanistan. There is a Kunara in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia but that is a VERY long way from Poland! Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Lesley Bowman
originally from London
Researching mainly BOWMAN / BAUMAN; WEINSTEIN; JACOB; NYMAN; MYRON / MIRON


Krakow Address Book 1932 #galicia #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Krakow Address Book 1932 is online. Enables OCR search. The section of surnames starts on scan 375. Happy hunting..


importing/transferring/sharing historical records between services? #general

Lee Jaffe
 

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to upload historical records found in one source into another?  For instance, if I find marriage record via FamilySearch.org or a manifest at Ellis Island, is there a smooth way to bring that over to MyHeritage or Ancestry and attach it to someone's record?   Or documents from Ancestry to MyHeritage, and vice versa?  Currently, I'm downloading the image of the record (or taking screenshots) at the source, then hand entering the event into my tree and uploading the image.  It's cumbersome and tedious, especially for records that touch on multiple individuals. 

t's my experience that you can't always locate a historical record within one service that you've found via another, so you are stuck with gaps in your tree history.  Recently, I was exchanging notes with a cousin and I found a manifest record for some of our family via MyHeritage. But her tree is in Ancestry.  When I tried to reproduce the results in my Ancestry account I wasn't able to pull up the same record, even knowing the ship, date and place.  I had found it, I could have shared it with her and let her add the record to her tree seamlessly.  The best I could do was make a screenshot including the relevant information and email it to her.  

Similarly, I saw that my cousin had a 1920 census record attached to her tree in Ancestry but couldn't recall the same document in MyHeritage and therefore couldn't attach it to my tree there.  

In yet another case, I've managed to find the same NYC Marriage Record entry for my great-grandparents via FamilySearch, Ancestry and MyHeritage. However, only FamilySearch includes the parents' names.   I'd much rather attach the FamilySearch version of the record to my tree instead of taking a screenshot of the record and having to hand enter the information for 4 additional people.

As I reread this, I think this question is more about the inconsistencies between the services and what they show us.  But a workaround that lets us add historical records more easily wherever we find them would go a long way to paving over the gaps.  If someone knows of a tool or a workaround, I'd like to hear about it and I think it would benefit others.

Lee Jaffe
Jaffe / Memphis
Weinblatt / Perth Amboy and Brooklyn
Koshkin/Kashkins / Snovsk and Romny, Ukraine


Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

Gary
 

Rita and Mike,

Thanks for the information and suggestions. The discussion sent me back to look at the letters from Ida to Gussie. I realized my memory was faulty. I had thought Ida Lifshitz' husband had died in Ufa, but actually according to the letters he died "defending his homeland" and only Ida, her daughters Lisa and Vito (or Vita) and another sister Liza fled to Ufa. My guess is that Ida's husband may have wound up in the Russian Army, I shall have to research that.

In the meantime, Ida talks in one of the letters as being trained as a chemist and working as a director of a chemical laboratory in Ufa. Rita's comments about Ufa being a major city for factories and plants providing machinery and vehicles for the war effort as well as being a center for oilfields and mines make me wonder if that's a large part of the reason Ida and family wound up there after fleeing Lvov.

I also realized Ida's children were old enough at the time of the letters to have been born in Lvov (or elsewhere nearby), and if things worked out as she discussed she followed them to Moscow where they went for university. So in the end records from Ufa may not tell me much. But the discussion helped refocus me!

Gary
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Gary Ehrlich
Rockville, MD
SCVIRSCI, Zhivotov, Ukraine; WASHLIKOVSKY/WASHALKOWSKY, SATER, Bialystock, Poland;
LIFSHITS/LIFSHITZ, GOROVITZ, HOROVITZ, Lvov, Ukraine; Ufa and Moscow, Russia
YAGUDA, Albany, NY


Re: Does anyone recognize the family in this photograph #photographs

Joyaa Antares
 

I strongly suggest that you repost this putting useful information into the subject line.  If this suggestion helps, perhaps try something like:
Do you recognise: BERS-BERZ-BERSE family - possibly from Rokiskis; then to South Africa.
I hope this helps.
Good luck!

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Moderator note: an excellent suggestion for everyone on subject lines
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Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF, COHEN, KAHN in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
MOSES (often MANSELL) in London and South Africa
PEIMER, PAYMER, PEYMER in Skuodas, Libau, USA and South Africa
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


JGS of Illinois to host Stanley Diamond speaking about JRI-Poland on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 #poland #events #records

Martin Fischer
 

Stanley Diamond to present update on JRI-Poland on Jan. 24, 2021: 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland’s founder and executive director, Stanley Diamond, will present “JRI-Poland Update and More” for the Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His live streaming presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time. (A separate JGSI members-only genealogy question-and-answer discussion time will start at 1 p.m.) 

To register for this free event, go to https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar. After you register, you will be sent a link to join the meeting. This webinar will be recorded so that JGSI’s paid members who are unable to view it live will be able to view the recording later.  

This is a rare opportunity to get deep inside the story of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (JRI-Poland), an award-winning international project to create Internet-searchable access to the Jewish vital records of Poland. 

Diamond will present an update on JRI-Poland's revolutionary next-generation website and data management project and the current status of various records-indexing and extraction projects, the latest news on scanning of Jewish records in the Polish State Archives, and an overview of not-yet-announced projects for which hundreds of thousands of records have already been indexed. 

For more information, see https://jgsi.org or phone 312-666-0100. 

The JGS of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members and is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members’ forum, more than 65 video recordings of past speakers’ presentations, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more. Members as well as non-members can look for their ancestors on the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database,




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

JGSI website: https://jgsi.org


Re: archive newspapers #ukraine

Alan Shuchat
 

A Google search came up with this page at the National Library of Russia website. It has links to old Odessa newspapers, and at least some are available as PDFs. 

http://nlr.ru/res/inv/ukazat55/cat_show.php?rid=9730

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Translation of Yizkor Books for Akkerman, Khotin, and Beltsy #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

donna@...
 

Thank you for this notice. I was able to find my great uncle listed in this Akkerman book...still searching for my grandfather Kissel Borok.

~Donna Borok Moss


Re: Meaning of nickname Cuttie #names

Christine Hills
 

In England cute children are often referred to as cutie as a term of endearment and this can stick after childhood. It is sometimes miss-spelt as Cuttie,

Christine Hills.  Dublin Ireland, previously London England. tinasusanamy@...


Re: Locating NYC Butcher Shop Licenses and Records #records #usa

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Does anyone know the file or link  that contains the NYC Butcher Shop Licenses and Records?
My Becker and Seltzer families were butchers in NYC and Brooklyn from the 1910s to the 1940s.
--
Walter Spector
Philadelphia
Searching:
SPECTOR- Zaslov (Izyaslov) Volhynia Gub. Ukraine-Woodbine NJ-Phila. PA;
EBY (AB)-  Rushany, Grodno Gub. Belarus-Woodbine NJ- Phila.PA;       
BECKER-  Klevan, Rovno Phila. PA Brooklyn NY:   GREENSTEIN-Boston MA:
SELTZER (ZELTZER)Rovno, Klevan, Alexandria; Poland-Brooklyn NY
LONDE, LANDAU, LONDON, LANDER, Proskrov- Phila. PA
PITKOWSKI Rushany, Grodno Gub. STEINBERG –Los Angeles CA  ROTHSTEIN (Rotstein)  Phila. PA;
Rudofsky Boston


Looking for info about William Siegler #names

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

Recently I received the results of my DNA from Ancestry, and the first name on my list of matches is William Siegler, who is listed as a first cousin. It is a very close match but I doubt that he is a first cousin, possibly a second. It is likely that he is related to me through my grandmother, Bertha Kahn Goldwater. She was born in Zhager, moved to Riga, and then to New York, and Montreal. I don’t know very much about the Kahn family and I would love to find out more about them. If anyone has some information about William Siegler, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks.

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal, and Sarasota.


Re: Help - are there ever any notes to read after the Zoom talks/meetings? #belarus #germany #general

deborah.shindell@...
 

I there isn't already a handout available, I open up a blank Word document and take screenshots of the screens with info I need to revisit and add notes under the screenshots. I crop the screenshots to eliminate extraneous info and then make the screenshot larger so it is more readable. I then save the Word document with the name of the presentation so I can find it and refer back to it.
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Deborah Shindell
Trumbull, CT
deborah.shindell@...
researching: Beserglik, Lederhendler, Goldberg (all in Poland) and Szmukler (Ukraine)


Mikhail Sokolov - Tax and voters list #records

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

 

Whilst searching through LitvakSIG I came across this attached record.

 

Can someone please explain what is the information in the column on the right?

 

In particular: 2nd uchastok

 

Thanks and regards,

Angie Elfassi

Israel

 

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds

COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds

MAGIDOVICH, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds

KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

MULVIDSON, Rezekne, Latvia/Sweden

GREENSTONE, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds

ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA

SOKOLOV, Latvia

KANTOR, Sakiai, Lithuania

GOLDBERG, Sakiai, Lithuania
GELBERG, Kamianka-stromilava, Lvov, Poland

ELFASSI, Settat, Morocco

 


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Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
MULVIDSON, Rezekne, Latvia/Sweden
GREENSTONE, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds
ITMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/USA
SOKOLOV, Latvia
KANTOR, Sakiai, Lithuania
GOLDBERG, Sakiai, Lithuania
GELBERG, Kamianka-stromilava, Lvov, Poland
ELFASSI, Settat, Morocco


Re: Picture of Headstone needed Montifiore Cemetery Queens #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

Yes, go back to their online database and put in the name of the society without any name and up will come all those buried in that section.
Diane Jacobs


On Jan 12, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Rachelle Litt <rlittrph@...> wrote:


Looking for verification of parents names. Would like photos of headstones for Joseph CAPSON and any other CAPSON (KAPSON) along with photo of headstone for Sonia SOBOLEVSKY BECK and any CAPSON/SOBOLOVSKY/BECK family members buried nearby.
 
Joseph Capson (mother Elka Sobolovsky)
Death 31, Jul 1935
Montefiore Cemetery
Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, NY
Block: 91 Row 008R Grave 2 Section: Plot: Society Name: Sobolivker Chevra
Memorial ID 148623646 
 
Sonia Sobolevsky Beck
Death November 10, 926
Memorial ID 158061605
 
Is there a way to get a listing of all people buried in the Plot for the Society Sobolivker Chevra at Montifiore?
 
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Researching CAPSON<KAPSON<SOBOLOVSKY(SOBOLEVSKY) from Sobolivka Ukraine
 
 

 

 
 
 

--
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


HAIMA/HAIME HOCHMAN Immigration #usa

Felissa Lashley
 

It was told to me that when my grandfather immigrated to the port of
Boston on the SS Corean, arriving July 5, 1907 under the name of
NOCHIM DRUBITZKY, he travelled with HAIMA/HAIME HOCHMAN who went to
St. Joseph, Missouri. I would like to find the record of HAIMA HOCHMAN
so that I can fill in any information about a blood connection and
have not been able to find HAIMA HOCHMAN. It does say in one of his
census documents that he arrived in 1907. I do have the records for my
grandfather.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Felissa Lashley
frlashley@...
Austin, Texas

Researching: DROBITSKY, MOZER/MAZUR/MAZURENKO; MAYSTROVOIY/MEISTROFF; FILTSKE;
LISHINSKY/LESCHINSKY; ZATULOVSKY/SATLOW; and towns of VALYAVA,
GORODISCHE, KORSUN; MOSHNY


Re: archive newspapers #ukraine

Sherri Bobish
 


Mike,

Try Ukrainian online periodicals archive:
https://libraria.ua/en/

It does look a bit complex to search on the site, and it appears that even if you click on English at top of page, the results are not in English.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Picture of Headstone needed Montifiore Cemetery Queens #usa

Rachelle Litt
 

Looking for verification of parents names. Would like photos of headstones for Joseph CAPSON and any other CAPSON (KAPSON) along with photo of headstone for Sonia SOBOLEVSKY BECK and any CAPSON/SOBOLOVSKY/BECK family members buried nearby.
 
Joseph Capson (mother Elka Sobolovsky)
Death 31, Jul 1935
Montefiore Cemetery
Springfield Gardens, Queens County, New York, NY
Block: 91 Row 008R Grave 2 Section: Plot: Society Name: Sobolivker Chevra
Memorial ID 148623646 
 
Sonia Sobolevsky Beck
Death November 10, 926
Memorial ID 158061605
 
Is there a way to get a listing of all people buried in the Plot for the Society Sobolivker Chevra at Montifiore?
 
Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens Florida
Researching CAPSON<KAPSON<SOBOLOVSKY(SOBOLEVSKY) from Sobolivka Ukraine
 
 

 

 
 
 

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Rachelle Litt
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Re: ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation #poland #russia

ryabinkym@...
 

In Russian:

 

147.

 Состоялось в городе Ленчин 15-го (27-го) мая 1870 года в 10 часов утра явился лично Абрам-Бенжамин Блионес, поденщик, житель города Ленчин, 26-и лет.  В присутствии свидетелей Боруха-Лейба Гофмана, сапожника, 56-и лет и Йоселя Фатерлойфа, религиозного служителя, 51-го года, оба жители города Ленчин и предъявили нам младенца мужского пола, который родился в городе Ленчин 10-го (22-го) мая в 2 часа дня, от законной жены Ганы-Гендли урожденной Боренштейн, 20-и лет.  Младенцу при обрезании было дано имя Фроим Блионес.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан, которые объявили, что они неграмотны.  Отец ребенка добавил, что он отсутствовал дома в связи с работой и это привело к позднему объявлению о рождении ребенка.

Содержащий акты Гражданского Состояния  Подпись

 

Translated into English:

 

147.

 

 It took place in the city of Lenchin on May 15 (27), 1870 at 10 o'clock in the morning, Abram-Benjamin Bliones, a day laborer, a resident of the city of Lencin, 26 years old, appeared in person. In the presence of witnesses Borukh-Leib Hoffmann, a shoemaker, 56 years old, and Yosel Vaterloif, a religious minister, 51 years old, both residents of the city of Lenchin presented us with a male baby who was born in the city of Lenchin on the 10th (22nd) May at 2 pm from the legal wife of Ghana-Gendlya, née Borenstein, 20 years old. The infant was given the name Froim Bliones during circumcision. This act was read to those present, who declared that they were illiterate. The child's father added that he was away from home due to work and this led to the late announcement of the child's birth.

 

Containing Acts of Civil Status Signature

 

Comment:

 

I’m trying to find City Lenchin on the Google map but it is not such City on the Poland map.  I found a small village in Ukraine named “Linchyn” not so far from Lublin.

Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Columbus, OH


Re: Help - are there ever any notes to read after the Zoom talks/meetings? #belarus #germany #general

jbonline1111@...
 

Zoom has a function that allows recording.  It may be wise to ask permission before doing so.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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