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Re: Baal Shem Tov #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

Hello, Israel,

Have you asked this question in the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook?

Off the top of my head, I'd say this is a fantasy. But I'm not an expert.

On geni[dot]com are a multitude of special projects tracing rabbinical
dynasties, scholars and other notable Jews, including a family tree for
Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer Isseries, "Baal Shem Tov." Many experienced
researchers (about 80, at last count) have had their hands on this
curated profile, so I'd consider the work reliable.

Of 2,298 profiles in his list, the surname Balsam doesn't appear. Given
names are harder to research but not impossible.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD

On 12/20/17, "IsraelP"<IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote:
The wife of a cousin of mine is the descendant of a woman named BALSAM.
She says she has heard that BALSAM is >from "Baal Shem" and signifies a
descendants of R' Israel, the Baal Shem Tov.

Does anyone here know is this is correct and if there is a reliable
outline if his descendants?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Baal Shem Tov #general

Harvey Kabaker
 

Hello, Israel,

Have you asked this question in the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook?

Off the top of my head, I'd say this is a fantasy. But I'm not an expert.

On geni[dot]com are a multitude of special projects tracing rabbinical
dynasties, scholars and other notable Jews, including a family tree for
Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer Isseries, "Baal Shem Tov." Many experienced
researchers (about 80, at last count) have had their hands on this
curated profile, so I'd consider the work reliable.

Of 2,298 profiles in his list, the surname Balsam doesn't appear. Given
names are harder to research but not impossible.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD

On 12/20/17, "IsraelP"<IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote:
The wife of a cousin of mine is the descendant of a woman named BALSAM.
She says she has heard that BALSAM is >from "Baal Shem" and signifies a
descendants of R' Israel, the Baal Shem Tov.

Does anyone here know is this is correct and if there is a reliable
outline if his descendants?


Re: Inclusion of Stillbirths & Adopted Infants in NYC Birth Index? #general

e l
 

Hello Ms. Dworski,

In answer to your queries, please see the following:

For New York City stillbirths and miscarriages, see
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/2523/stillbirth-and-miscarriage-certificate
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NuA3ra ]

For New York City adoptions, see
https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/adoption.htm

If you find a certificate online and have not yet ordered it, check for what
additional information, if any, appears on
https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search/ because that website may provide the
names of the parents, as listed on the certificate.

Thank you for providing your location, as requested in the instructions to
posting on this website. It often helps to know that information for the
purpose of directing those posting queries to the physical location of resources.

I do not do research for others, and my time is limited. I cannot spend more
time on this issue.

I wish you success in your continuing research.

Sincerely,
Edward David Luft
Washington, DC

From: Deborah Dworski <ddworski@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Online access to the 1957 NYC birth index has yielded the discovery of a
surprise baby who clearly belongs on my family tree due to the unusual
surname. She is only listed as "baby girl." Pondering possible explanations
of this finding has led to more general questions about the database. First,
did the NYC birth index include stillbirths or were stillbirths assigned to
the City death index? Were adopted infants expunged >from the birth index?
If adopted infants were included, were they listed according to the biological
mother's surname, the biological father's surname (if known) or the surname
of the adopting family?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Inclusion of Stillbirths & Adopted Infants in NYC Birth Index? #general

e l
 

Hello Ms. Dworski,

In answer to your queries, please see the following:

For New York City stillbirths and miscarriages, see
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/2523/stillbirth-and-miscarriage-certificate
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NuA3ra ]

For New York City adoptions, see
https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/adoption.htm

If you find a certificate online and have not yet ordered it, check for what
additional information, if any, appears on
https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search/ because that website may provide the
names of the parents, as listed on the certificate.

Thank you for providing your location, as requested in the instructions to
posting on this website. It often helps to know that information for the
purpose of directing those posting queries to the physical location of resources.

I do not do research for others, and my time is limited. I cannot spend more
time on this issue.

I wish you success in your continuing research.

Sincerely,
Edward David Luft
Washington, DC

From: Deborah Dworski <ddworski@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Online access to the 1957 NYC birth index has yielded the discovery of a
surprise baby who clearly belongs on my family tree due to the unusual
surname. She is only listed as "baby girl." Pondering possible explanations
of this finding has led to more general questions about the database. First,
did the NYC birth index include stillbirths or were stillbirths assigned to
the City death index? Were adopted infants expunged >from the birth index?
If adopted infants were included, were they listed according to the biological
mother's surname, the biological father's surname (if known) or the surname
of the adopting family?


Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Before the British mandate, "Palestine" was under the rule of the Ottoman
Empire, aka Turkey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire

Odeda Zlotnick

Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ, ZIGLER; COSULEANU in Iassy and Cosula;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapici (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN and BELINKY in Minsk, Belarus

"Pat Fuller" <patbfuller@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Hello Genners - I found a relative (Harry Kanstor) whose World War I draft
card and also his obituary state that he was born in "Jerusalem, Palestine,
Turkey" in 1888. Since both documents would have been written by Mr.
Kanstor or someone familiar with him, I assume this is correct, but it
doesn't make any sense to me. Could someone more knowledgeable about the
history of the region please explain?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Before the British mandate, "Palestine" was under the rule of the Ottoman
Empire, aka Turkey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire

Odeda Zlotnick

Searching:
KULIKOWER, BLASS, BOTTWIN-MELLER in Lemberg and Vienna;
LEISEROWITZ, ZIGLER; COSULEANU in Iassy and Cosula;
MENDELOWITSCH (MENDELWICZ) in Tomaszow Mazowietsky;
ZLOTNICK >from Lapici (Lapich) Belarus, FEIGIN and BELINKY in Minsk, Belarus

"Pat Fuller" <patbfuller@roadrunner.com> wrote:

Hello Genners - I found a relative (Harry Kanstor) whose World War I draft
card and also his obituary state that he was born in "Jerusalem, Palestine,
Turkey" in 1888. Since both documents would have been written by Mr.
Kanstor or someone familiar with him, I assume this is correct, but it
doesn't make any sense to me. Could someone more knowledgeable about the
history of the region please explain?


Hamburg Kabronim Buch #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

In researching my 18th and 19th century Herschel of Hamburg ancestors
I came across a book Memor-Buch die judischen Friedhofe in Wandsbek,
by Naftali Bar-Giora Bamberger with pictures of the gravestones at
Wandsbek. In that book there are footnotes discussing the inscriptions
on the gravestones. Some of the footnotes make reference to the
"Kabronim Buch," sometimes abbreviated K. B.

Can anyone tell me what the Kabronim Buch was?

Jeffrey Herrmann


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hamburg Kabronim Buch #general

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

In researching my 18th and 19th century Herschel of Hamburg ancestors
I came across a book Memor-Buch die judischen Friedhofe in Wandsbek,
by Naftali Bar-Giora Bamberger with pictures of the gravestones at
Wandsbek. In that book there are footnotes discussing the inscriptions
on the gravestones. Some of the footnotes make reference to the
"Kabronim Buch," sometimes abbreviated K. B.

Can anyone tell me what the Kabronim Buch was?

Jeffrey Herrmann


WEINBERG in Dortmond, Germany #general

Dina Hill
 

I was wondering if there is any information on the town of Dortmond, Germany?
Has information been extracted for the Jewish people who were born there?

I am looking to see if my granddaughter's paternal side Albert Weinberg and
his wife Emma (nee Newberg) Weinberg had other children besides Martha
Weinberg who was born in Dortmond.

Martha Weinberg was born September 20, 1897.

Best Regards,
Dina Aptekar Hill


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WEINBERG in Dortmond, Germany #general

Dina Hill
 

I was wondering if there is any information on the town of Dortmond, Germany?
Has information been extracted for the Jewish people who were born there?

I am looking to see if my granddaughter's paternal side Albert Weinberg and
his wife Emma (nee Newberg) Weinberg had other children besides Martha
Weinberg who was born in Dortmond.

Martha Weinberg was born September 20, 1897.

Best Regards,
Dina Aptekar Hill


(Austria) Austrian Government Says They Will Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The new Austrian government announced as part of rust-building steps to
improve relationships with Israel and the Jewish people they will give
citizenship to the descendants of Austrian victims of the Holocaust. They
estimate that approximately 200,000 people could be granted Austrian
citizenship. No details were available at the time of this posting. To read
more see:
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.830032

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Austria) Austrian Government Says They Will Grant Citizenship to Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The new Austrian government announced as part of rust-building steps to
improve relationships with Israel and the Jewish people they will give
citizenship to the descendants of Austrian victims of the Holocaust. They
estimate that approximately 200,000 people could be granted Austrian
citizenship. No details were available at the time of this posting. To read
more see:
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.830032

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire till the end of World War I -
that is why he wrote Turkey. But as an individual country it was called
Palestine till 1948. The Jewish population called it Eretz Israel.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire till the end of World War I -
that is why he wrote Turkey. But as an individual country it was called
Palestine till 1948. The Jewish population called it Eretz Israel.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

This is Jerusalem History. One of my father's sister, born around the
same date, was in the same case. In that period, Jerusalem was under
Turkish (Ottoman) rule. Therefore, on her personal papers they wrote
that she vas "Ottoman subject" (Ottoman person), even if her parents
were born in Lithuania and emigrated to Palestine before her birth.

See http://www.palestine-studies.org/jps/fulltext/38683 (for example).

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birthplace: "Jerusalem, Palestine, Turkey"?? #general

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

This is Jerusalem History. One of my father's sister, born around the
same date, was in the same case. In that period, Jerusalem was under
Turkish (Ottoman) rule. Therefore, on her personal papers they wrote
that she vas "Ottoman subject" (Ottoman person), even if her parents
were born in Lithuania and emigrated to Palestine before her birth.

See http://www.palestine-studies.org/jps/fulltext/38683 (for example).

Eve Line Blum
Besancon (France)


ViewMate translation request - Russian; PRASZKIER #general

Terry Ashton
 

Hello
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a full and detailed
translation in relation to my 4 x great grandfather, Maeir Praszkier. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62901

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Terry Ashton
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian; PRASZKIER #general

Terry Ashton
 

Hello
I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a full and detailed
translation in relation to my 4 x great grandfather, Maeir Praszkier. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM62901

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Terry Ashton
Melbourne
Australia


View Mate translation - Polish; CHAJES and PRASZKIER #general

Terry Ashton
 

Hello,
I've posted two vital records in Polish for which I need full and =
detailed translations please. They are on View Mate at the following =
address
...
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=62900
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=62902

Please respond via the form provided in the View Mate application.

Thank you very much.

Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen View Mate translation - Polish; CHAJES and PRASZKIER #general

Terry Ashton
 

Hello,
I've posted two vital records in Polish for which I need full and =
detailed translations please. They are on View Mate at the following =
address
...
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=62900
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=62902

Please respond via the form provided in the View Mate application.

Thank you very much.

Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne, Australia

47401 - 47420 of 659861