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Ancestry.ca Free Access Thru Dec 31 1:AM ET for Canadian Birth, Marriage and Death Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca (Canada) is offering free access to birth, marriage and death
records through December 31, 2017 1:00 am ET. This is for Canadian records
only. To see the featured collections go to:
https://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canadian_collections
Note: You may get a reminder that you are on Ancestry.Ca and do you want to
be directed to your country's Ancestry, such as US, UK, etc. Click on
continue with Ancestry.ca to access the featured collections .

To access the database go to: https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/newyears

You will be required to register with your name, email and password. No
credit card information is required. The results will return with a green
View Free access under the "view". On the right is an invitation for a
free trial. The free trial is NOT the free access offer for New Year's When
you click on your "free view record" the records opens . To save the record
to your computer do a print screen to your photo software. You can also
print the record. On the left side of the screen is "Your free record",
where you are invited to sign up to save this record. If you go there you
will be invited to subscribe-that is not the New Year's free offer.

Fill in the name of the person you are researching.

If you try to access records not in the featured collection you will be
directed to a subscription page which does require a credit card.

If the other country Ancestry programs are having a similar New Year's offer
I have not been advised. If I learn of any other Ancestry's having a free
offer for New year's I will post it.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry.ca Free Access Thru Dec 31 1:AM ET for Canadian Birth, Marriage and Death Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca (Canada) is offering free access to birth, marriage and death
records through December 31, 2017 1:00 am ET. This is for Canadian records
only. To see the featured collections go to:
https://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canadian_collections
Note: You may get a reminder that you are on Ancestry.Ca and do you want to
be directed to your country's Ancestry, such as US, UK, etc. Click on
continue with Ancestry.ca to access the featured collections .

To access the database go to: https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/newyears

You will be required to register with your name, email and password. No
credit card information is required. The results will return with a green
View Free access under the "view". On the right is an invitation for a
free trial. The free trial is NOT the free access offer for New Year's When
you click on your "free view record" the records opens . To save the record
to your computer do a print screen to your photo software. You can also
print the record. On the left side of the screen is "Your free record",
where you are invited to sign up to save this record. If you go there you
will be invited to subscribe-that is not the New Year's free offer.

Fill in the name of the person you are researching.

If you try to access records not in the featured collection you will be
directed to a subscription page which does require a credit card.

If the other country Ancestry programs are having a similar New Year's offer
I have not been advised. If I learn of any other Ancestry's having a free
offer for New year's I will post it.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Maiden Name Possibilities Query #general

Linda Zolinsky
 

My ggmother Etta ZOLINSKY and family immigrated to the US in 1901 and went directly
to Boston. The manifest stated her last residence was Suwalk.

In 1902 she gave birth and listed her maiden name as LEFKERR on the child's birth
certificate. In 1906 she gave birth and used LEVENSON as her maiden name. In 1907
one of Etta's daughter's married and on her marriage record her mother's maiden
name is LIVINGSTON. In 1909 Etta gave birth again and used LEFTO as her maiden
name. Documents after 1909 have her maiden name as LIVINGSTON. My ggfather's 1909
Petition for Naturalization says Etta was born in Romsey, Russia. I have not found
any Romsey in Russia or Poland. There is no maiden name on her 1948 death
certificate.

I would like to find records >from Russia/Poland but I do not know what could
be her original name. What could be some possibilities? When I input each
maiden name separately into JRI Poland there are possibilities but I'm wondering
if there could be one more likely with all the different names she used.

Linda ZOLINSKY
Trinity, FL
Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
alligator0005@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maiden Name Possibilities Query #general

Linda Zolinsky
 

My ggmother Etta ZOLINSKY and family immigrated to the US in 1901 and went directly
to Boston. The manifest stated her last residence was Suwalk.

In 1902 she gave birth and listed her maiden name as LEFKERR on the child's birth
certificate. In 1906 she gave birth and used LEVENSON as her maiden name. In 1907
one of Etta's daughter's married and on her marriage record her mother's maiden
name is LIVINGSTON. In 1909 Etta gave birth again and used LEFTO as her maiden
name. Documents after 1909 have her maiden name as LIVINGSTON. My ggfather's 1909
Petition for Naturalization says Etta was born in Romsey, Russia. I have not found
any Romsey in Russia or Poland. There is no maiden name on her 1948 death
certificate.

I would like to find records >from Russia/Poland but I do not know what could
be her original name. What could be some possibilities? When I input each
maiden name separately into JRI Poland there are possibilities but I'm wondering
if there could be one more likely with all the different names she used.

Linda ZOLINSKY
Trinity, FL
Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
alligator0005@gmail.com


BERLINER-POLAND-ARGENTINA #general

Gustavo Sierra <gustavohectorsierra@...>
 

I am an Argentine journalist and researcher. I am doing an investigation on Mr.
Meir Berliner, a Polish citizen who lived several years in Argentina and also
obtained Argentine citizenship who became a hero of the Jewish resistance in
Treblinka.I would like to know if you have any information about Mr. Berliner (were
he born, when he lives Poland to Argentina, when he come back, etc.). He would have
been born in 1897/8, died in 1942 and could have been in the Kielce or Warsaw
Ghetto. Meir Berliner was visiting Warsaw with his wife and daughter when the
Second World War broke out. Meir and his family were taken to the Ghetto and them
to Treblinka death camp. Berliner had arrived in Treblinka >from Warsaw in August
1942 in one of the transports of the so called "Big Action". “I made the
acquaintance of a Jew >from Warsaw named Berliner. Berliner was about forty-five
years old and had lived in Argentina for years. He had served in the Argentinean
army and was an Argentinean citizen”, said Abraham Krzepicki who escaped >from the
Treblinka death camp.

On September 11, 1942, Berliner stabbed the second commander of Treblinka, Max
Biala, who dies few hours later. Berliner was killed on the spot.The killing of
Biala was one of the most popular episodes of resistance to the operation of the
death camps, and has been reported by many Treblinka witnesses independent of one
another. The incident is detailed in the accounts by Abraham Krzepicki, Tanhum
Grinberg, Shalom Kohn, Boris Weinberg, Richard Glazar and Elias Rosenberg among
others.

Thank you very much for your help.
Regards
Gustavo Sierra


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BERLINER-POLAND-ARGENTINA #general

Gustavo Sierra <gustavohectorsierra@...>
 

I am an Argentine journalist and researcher. I am doing an investigation on Mr.
Meir Berliner, a Polish citizen who lived several years in Argentina and also
obtained Argentine citizenship who became a hero of the Jewish resistance in
Treblinka.I would like to know if you have any information about Mr. Berliner (were
he born, when he lives Poland to Argentina, when he come back, etc.). He would have
been born in 1897/8, died in 1942 and could have been in the Kielce or Warsaw
Ghetto. Meir Berliner was visiting Warsaw with his wife and daughter when the
Second World War broke out. Meir and his family were taken to the Ghetto and them
to Treblinka death camp. Berliner had arrived in Treblinka >from Warsaw in August
1942 in one of the transports of the so called "Big Action". “I made the
acquaintance of a Jew >from Warsaw named Berliner. Berliner was about forty-five
years old and had lived in Argentina for years. He had served in the Argentinean
army and was an Argentinean citizen”, said Abraham Krzepicki who escaped >from the
Treblinka death camp.

On September 11, 1942, Berliner stabbed the second commander of Treblinka, Max
Biala, who dies few hours later. Berliner was killed on the spot.The killing of
Biala was one of the most popular episodes of resistance to the operation of the
death camps, and has been reported by many Treblinka witnesses independent of one
another. The incident is detailed in the accounts by Abraham Krzepicki, Tanhum
Grinberg, Shalom Kohn, Boris Weinberg, Richard Glazar and Elias Rosenberg among
others.

Thank you very much for your help.
Regards
Gustavo Sierra


"UNION - Blaetter der Emigration" Digitized and on the Web. #general

David Lewin
 

Parallel to the "Aufbau" publication in England and the USA, "UNION - Blaetter der
Emigration" was published in South Africa under the editorship of Dr H.O. Simon
between 1939 and 1948. It is a depiction of the life of those Jews who managed to
escape Nazi Germany and who began life anew in the South African refuge.

I am delighted to be able to report that I have finally managed
it! It can be reached from

http://remember.org/unite/union/union_index.html

where I have more of the background of this publication and directly at

http://remember.org/unite/union/Union_Blaetter_OCR_Prepare_Dec_2017_1_1153.pdf

Where only possible the text is fully searchable

The file is large! and will take a little while to download. I am
still hoping that someone can teach me how to improve that. I am
equally hoping that rather than be mounted on the Search and Unite
site, it will find a home on a more suitable server where the history
of German Jewish refugees >from Nazi Germany is centered.

The quality of the microfilm which I worked >from was relatively poor. It took a
great deal of coaxing my ABBYY FineReader 12 software to produce the outcome - but
now, after two-and-a-half years it is finally done.

I see the site also as a memorial to those who brought UNION to the public and will
welcome any comments, additions and corrections of the data I have assembled.

There is a paper version UNION is available at the Deutsche National
Bibliothek and the post-war only issued at the South African National Library.

Be well, have a healthy 2018
David Lewin
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "UNION - Blaetter der Emigration" Digitized and on the Web. #general

David Lewin
 

Parallel to the "Aufbau" publication in England and the USA, "UNION - Blaetter der
Emigration" was published in South Africa under the editorship of Dr H.O. Simon
between 1939 and 1948. It is a depiction of the life of those Jews who managed to
escape Nazi Germany and who began life anew in the South African refuge.

I am delighted to be able to report that I have finally managed
it! It can be reached from

http://remember.org/unite/union/union_index.html

where I have more of the background of this publication and directly at

http://remember.org/unite/union/Union_Blaetter_OCR_Prepare_Dec_2017_1_1153.pdf

Where only possible the text is fully searchable

The file is large! and will take a little while to download. I am
still hoping that someone can teach me how to improve that. I am
equally hoping that rather than be mounted on the Search and Unite
site, it will find a home on a more suitable server where the history
of German Jewish refugees >from Nazi Germany is centered.

The quality of the microfilm which I worked >from was relatively poor. It took a
great deal of coaxing my ABBYY FineReader 12 software to produce the outcome - but
now, after two-and-a-half years it is finally done.

I see the site also as a memorial to those who brought UNION to the public and will
welcome any comments, additions and corrections of the data I have assembled.

There is a paper version UNION is available at the Deutsche National
Bibliothek and the post-war only issued at the South African National Library.

Be well, have a healthy 2018
David Lewin
London


INTRO - Seeking GOTTFRIED from Cologne (Koeln) and Duisburg and MAIMAN from Cologne #germany

Ellen Gottfried
 

Hi everyone,
I'm Ellen Gottfried >from Plainview, New York, USA and I've been
researching my husband' s family more than 25 years. Recently, through
DNA testing and several genealogy data bases, we've found several
second cousins and are eager to find more. I am searching for
GOTTFRIED >from Cologne and Duisburg and MAIMAN >from Cologne.

Ellen Nadler Gottfried, New York ellen@gottfried.net


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seeking GOTTFRIED from Cologne (Koeln) and Duisburg and MAIMAN from Cologne #germany

Ellen Gottfried
 

Hi everyone,
I'm Ellen Gottfried >from Plainview, New York, USA and I've been
researching my husband' s family more than 25 years. Recently, through
DNA testing and several genealogy data bases, we've found several
second cousins and are eager to find more. I am searching for
GOTTFRIED >from Cologne and Duisburg and MAIMAN >from Cologne.

Ellen Nadler Gottfried, New York ellen@gottfried.net


Aglasterhausen Children's Home, Germany #general

Alex Magocsi
 

Recently Uncle Joe passed away. He was a survivor of Auschwitz and was a resident
of the above referenced Home. This home was also known as the Aglasterhausen Home
for Orphaned and Unaccompanied Children and was in operation as a displaced
person's (DP) camp >from early 1946 to late 1948.

As a way to remember Uncle Joe, I decided to research Aglasterhausen and stumbled
upon two photographs at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum of some of the children
from the home and, as a nice surprise, Uncle Joe is shown in one. The two
photographs were donated by a private person.

I have scratched the internet quite a bit in my search for information, especially
photos, regarding this Children's Home, searching both the USHMM and the digital
collections of the International Tracing Service (ITS Arolsen).

I am writing today to see if any of the readers of these lists have any photographs
from the referenced Children's Home. I suspect that there are photographs in
private hands and I suspect there are others who may be interested in seeing such
photos.

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
awmjr@magocsi.org

Researching MAGOCSI, GROSZ, GREIF, FEUERLICHT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aglasterhausen Children's Home, Germany #general

Alex Magocsi
 

Recently Uncle Joe passed away. He was a survivor of Auschwitz and was a resident
of the above referenced Home. This home was also known as the Aglasterhausen Home
for Orphaned and Unaccompanied Children and was in operation as a displaced
person's (DP) camp >from early 1946 to late 1948.

As a way to remember Uncle Joe, I decided to research Aglasterhausen and stumbled
upon two photographs at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum of some of the children
from the home and, as a nice surprise, Uncle Joe is shown in one. The two
photographs were donated by a private person.

I have scratched the internet quite a bit in my search for information, especially
photos, regarding this Children's Home, searching both the USHMM and the digital
collections of the International Tracing Service (ITS Arolsen).

I am writing today to see if any of the readers of these lists have any photographs
from the referenced Children's Home. I suspect that there are photographs in
private hands and I suspect there are others who may be interested in seeing such
photos.

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
awmjr@magocsi.org

Researching MAGOCSI, GROSZ, GREIF, FEUERLICHT


WITTGENSTEINER. SCHACHTEL, KAISER and BACH France WWII #germany

George J. Fogelson
 

Searching for information about these friends of my aunt in France
during WWII:

Hans WITTGENSTEINER born 11-10-1913 Berlin

Curt SCHACHTEL b 21-04-1908 Berlin

Ismar KAISER b 14-11-1898 Ratibor

Ralph BACH b 10-05-1895 Mulhouse in Alsace

Please reply privately to:
George Fogelson GJFogelson@aol.com Redondo Beach, CA


German SIG #Germany WITTGENSTEINER. SCHACHTEL, KAISER and BACH France WWII #germany

George J. Fogelson
 

Searching for information about these friends of my aunt in France
during WWII:

Hans WITTGENSTEINER born 11-10-1913 Berlin

Curt SCHACHTEL b 21-04-1908 Berlin

Ismar KAISER b 14-11-1898 Ratibor

Ralph BACH b 10-05-1895 Mulhouse in Alsace

Please reply privately to:
George Fogelson GJFogelson@aol.com Redondo Beach, CA


Pepi #hungary

momteller@...
 

My great grandmother's name was Josefa. Her nickname was Pepi!
Susan Stone
Evanston IL


need help with translation from Hungarian #hungary

larrybassist@...
 

Dear Wonderful H-Siggers,

Please help with translation of the Hungarian text on the right hand page of the
birth record of Dunkl Gertrud. It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63288

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Larry Bassist
USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Pepi #hungary

momteller@...
 

My great grandmother's name was Josefa. Her nickname was Pepi!
Susan Stone
Evanston IL


Hungary SIG #Hungary need help with translation from Hungarian #hungary

larrybassist@...
 

Dear Wonderful H-Siggers,

Please help with translation of the Hungarian text on the right hand page of the
birth record of Dunkl Gertrud. It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63288

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Larry Bassist
USA


Re: Given Names Pepi and Betti #hungary

tom
 

that's a tough question. i suspect the answer is "both". in some cases, i think
parents named children based on a popular nickname, such as "boske", and never gave
a second thought to the "proper" name, whereas others named them "erzsebet"
officially, but used the nickname anyway. i haven't noticed any particular pattern
. and in b/m/d registers, the registrars seemed to record names like pepi and mor
without a problem.


....... tom klein, toronto

info@summit-search.com wrote:

This question concerns the names Peppi/Pepi, and Betti.

Were these given (at birth) names, or, were they nicknames for Josefina and
Erzibet respectively?

Please advise.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Given Names Pepi and Betti #hungary

tom
 

that's a tough question. i suspect the answer is "both". in some cases, i think
parents named children based on a popular nickname, such as "boske", and never gave
a second thought to the "proper" name, whereas others named them "erzsebet"
officially, but used the nickname anyway. i haven't noticed any particular pattern
. and in b/m/d registers, the registrars seemed to record names like pepi and mor
without a problem.


....... tom klein, toronto

info@summit-search.com wrote:

This question concerns the names Peppi/Pepi, and Betti.

Were these given (at birth) names, or, were they nicknames for Josefina and
Erzibet respectively?

Please advise.

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