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Re: Jews in Mohacs #hungary

JPmiaou@...
 

FamilySearch has some records from the Mohács Jewish congregation between 1850 and 1895: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/243654

They also have Mohács civil registers from 1895 to 1921: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/775709

Julia
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Re: Partial solution found to transcribing audio or video memoirs / testimonies #translation

Emily Rosenberg
 

Thank you so much for these two pathways. For recording histories now The Jewish Women’s Archive (jwa.org) has developed an app called Story Aperture which gives interview prompts and a platform for recording and storing. Seems it would be a great inter-generational project to do remotely during quarantine. I can even imagine siblings interviewing each other to leave a record for future generations u


Re: Viewmate - US Naturalization Index care - what info on it? #records

Shelley Mitchell
 

In my opinion, the most important document is the Petition. It enumerates the vital information like date and place of birth, date of arrival, name and date of birth of spouse and children. 


Re: Searching records in New Haven, Connecticut #records

ms nodrog
 

Try the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven.  Their email used to be  http://jhsgnh.org/

I am originally from New Haven.

Good Luck with your search,
Hannah Gordon



Re: Brick wall: FRIEDSON'S, AISENBERG'S and SAMURIN'S from western Massachusetts #usa

Susan&David
 

Bob:  The Jewish Heritage Center, American Ancestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society) has, among its holdings, a number of archival synagogue records.  Included is a synagogue from Gardner, MA, Cong. Ohave Sholom.
 http://digitalcollections.americanancestors.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15869coll3

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 8/4/2020 9:06 AM, Bob Silverstein wrote:
Hi Ellen and Carol,

Thanks for your inputs.  The jgsgb site has good information.  It has a history of Jews in Massachusetts that elaborates on Ellen's comment.  It also cites the book Water Street by Norma Feingold.  I requested it from my library.

The synagogue list is useful because it points to where records may now exist.  I hope not too much has changed since it was published.  Athol does have a synagogue going back to the 1920's and I contacted them already.

Once again, many thanks for the leads,
Bob


Danzig Meeting August 12 at IAJGS Virtual Conference #danzig #gdansk #poland #germany

Logan Kleinwaks
 

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division will have a free online meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time U.S. (New York), as part of the IAJGS Conference that was planned to be in San Diego but will now be held entirely online. To attend this free meeting, you must first register for the conference at https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2020/registration_form.cfm. There is an option for "free limited access," which enables you to attend the Danzig meeting, other SIG/BOF meetings, and the JewishGen Annual Meeting at no cost (but most conference presentations are not available to free attendees).
 
After you register on the IAJGS Conference website, please also fill out the form at https://forms.gle/LFrCHVbZwNfcX1mb9, which will let me know about your research interests. Note: filling out this Google form is not registration, you must register on the IAJGS Conference website in order to attend.
 
The IAJGS has generously allowed us to offer this meeting for free, with the understanding that it will not be a formal presentation, but an informal networking session. Discussion will revolve around our current projects/volunteer opportunities and your personal research. Please come prepared to chat about your Danzig research interests (e.g., surnames, records). You do not need to have a webcam or microphone on your computer, there will be a text chat option. You will receive further instructions about how to join the meeting.
 
Meeting time on Wednesday, August 12: New York 4-5 PM, Los Angeles 1-2 PM, London 9-10 PM, Gdańsk 10-11 PM, Jerusalem 11 PM-12 AM, Sydney 6-7 AM (Aug 13)
 
If you have any questions, please email me directly.

Logan Kleinwaks
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.
 


Re: Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general

rv Kaplan
 

Think it's just coincidence that there are 2 areas in Europe with similar names.  Galicia was Austrian Poland  in the past and the name would come from German, probably.  In Yiddish, our ancestors would have been Galitzianers.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland
TROPP, STORCH - Kolbuszowa, Cmolas - Galicia

On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 at 14:46, Alan Tapper via groups.jewishgen.org <sabaalan=ymail.com@...> wrote:
Question to al,

I am very much aware of the differences between Litvaks and Galitzianas but my question really questions where and how did the term Galitziana come from?  I ask this because about 18 years ago I was touring In Northern Portugal and we decided to cross the border into Spain.  My wife at that tome spoke fluent Castllian Spanish.  The Provence in Spain just to the north of Portugal is called Galicia.  I wonder if many years ago it was the Sephardim who were referred to as Gslitianas because of the Provence.  By the way the people of Galicia have their own dialect as they do not speak Castilian Spanish either.  They had to bring a translator over who spoke Spanish as we know it so that we could order at a restaurant
Alan Tapper


Re: Liffmann, Leiffmann #names

Reuven Mohr
 

it is not clear if you refer to some other thread, of if your query is standing alone. You don't mention any specific location. The last name Liffmann/Leiffmann can often be based on the first name Liebmann/Lipmann/Lifmann, which is a German version like Leizer of the Hebrew Eliezer/Elazar and sometimes other Hebrew names (Yedidya etc.)
In this case the name has nothing to do with the status of Levy.
 


Re: Seeking descendants of Masya Ginda Rakovschik from Minsk Belarus #belarus

Gerald and Margaret
 

Why don't you contact an British/Belarussian charity, the Together Plan ,which is helping people in the remaining Jewish communities to become self-sufficient.  One of their many projects is to carry out research for people seeking info about their roots in Belarus.  They will visit cemeteries and official archives, etc on your behalf.  
Contact info@...

'The Together Plan'

Good luck ,

Margaret Levin
London UK


Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general

Alan Tapper
 

Question to al,

I am very much aware of the differences between Litvaks and Galitzianas but my question really questions where and how did the term Galitziana come from?  I ask this because about 18 years ago I was touring In Northern Portugal and we decided to cross the border into Spain.  My wife at that tome spoke fluent Castllian Spanish.  The Provence in Spain just to the north of Portugal is called Galicia.  I wonder if many years ago it was the Sephardim who were referred to as Gslitianas because of the Provence.  By the way the people of Galicia have their own dialect as they do not speak Castilian Spanish either.  They had to bring a translator over who spoke Spanish as we know it so that we could order at a restaurant
Alan Tapper


Re: Brick wall: FRIEDSON'S, AISENBERG'S and SAMURIN'S from western Massachusetts #usa

Bob Silverstein
 

Hi Ellen and Carol,

Thanks for your inputs.  The jgsgb site has good information.  It has a history of Jews in Massachusetts that elaborates on Ellen's comment.  It also cites the book Water Street by Norma Feingold.  I requested it from my library.

The synagogue list is useful because it points to where records may now exist.  I hope not too much has changed since it was published.  Athol does have a synagogue going back to the 1920's and I contacted them already.

Once again, many thanks for the leads,
Bob


Re: Birth Record from Kishinev YOSEF Meylman #bessarabia #romania

Alan Shuchat
 

Yoram,

This record from Ancestry points to a digitized microfilm that is available on FamilySearch. 2085799/2 means item 2 on film 2085799. In this case, M39 means male birth #39. Here's how to find it.

Go to FamilySearch.org, choose Search and then Catalog and then Film Number. Enter 2085799. Choose Metrical books 1829-1915, from the Jewish congregation in Kishinev. You'll then see a list of films, and 2085799 Item 2 corresponds to births in 1859. Click on the camera icon. You'll see 1006 images. The black images mark the beginning and end of each item. Scroll down until you see the black image for item 2 (frame 380).  Click to enlarge the image and advance through the frames until you find male birth #39 (frame 405). The first two columns on the left of each page are the birth numbers, first female and then male. The record is in both Russian and Hebrew. It's faint, but you can adjust the brightness and contrast using the tools in the upper right of the film window. I downloaded the frame and am attaching it.
--
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA



Re: searching SMITH (SCHMIDT) /FRANK families of Milwaukee from Lithuania #lithuania

Eileen Kessner
 

Yes, I have done  research on these families... however, I am searching for living relatives with whom to have a conversation...sometimes harder to find than the deceased. 


Re: military notbook #bessarabia

Adrian Koifman
 

Yefim
I have no information about my grandfather Moishe (Moshko) Koifman.
All I have is this military notebook.
This document I think I use as a passport. So the 2 stamps are seen in Russian.
In 1936 my grandfather traded that document in the Russian consulate, I estimate that he did it to try to get the Argentine document (residence)
I don't know anything about his history until I arrived in Argentina, I think I arrived in Buenos Aires in 1911. He married my grandmother Rojl Barinstein and they had 3 children. He was a merchant, he sold underwear in Buenos Aires.
I have nothing else


Re: military notbook #bessarabia

Adrian Koifman
 

This is how you say. regarding steam Zeelandia Dutch
Can you identify the 2 Russian stamps on page 16?


Re: Seeking ECHTMAN/ACHTMAN/KAMINSKY #russia #usa

elkamins@...
 

Hello -

I am a Kaminsky, researching the Kaminsky name for a long time. Our family originally settled in Philadelphia from Russia. I'm still searching for where they came from in Russia. I had one uncle on that side that settled in NY.

Happy to connect with you and share any Kaminsky information. My email is elkamins@...

Have a great day!
Elizabeth


Obtain copies National Archives U.K. at Kew pertaining Julius BERNARD of Purley(Surrey), period 1937-1946 #records

oodrual@...
 

I hope to find information of a period in the life of my grandfather of which I know very little. I am looking for details about him during 1937 - when he arrived in the U.K. after a period in The Netherlands- up till 1946 when he left Peine (Germany) where he had been stationed with the British Army of the Rhine  (civil service with officer status).
Name: BERNARD, Julius, born January 19, 1888, Robertson (S.A.).
Two possibly related files found at the National Archives at Kew:
1) 

Reference:

KV 4/333

Description:

Correspondence regarding The Security Service contribution to the Censorship Department's 'History of Censorship 1938-1946'. This file includes that part of the Censorship Department's wartime history relating to counter espionage


2) 

 

Reference:

WO 267/599

Description:

2 District Censorship Station

Date:

1946 July - Sept.

Held by:

The National Archives, Kew

Legal status:

Public Record(s)

regards,
Ron Peeters
Ulvenhout (NL)


Re: Motel Turkanis #translation

Corinna Woehrl
 

Hello Marvin,

please download the document and upload it to ViewMate. You normally don't only get a translation but it will also be revised by fellow researchers.

I for instance have the German world-wide Ancestry subscription and can't see your document with the link, others willing to help may not have an Ancestry-subscription at all.

And here is a helpful list of terminology used in the Hamburg passenger list:
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Hamburg_Passenger_List_Terminology

Regards from Germany

Corinna
--
Corinna Woehrl
Hoisdorf, Germany (between Hamburg and Luebeck)

researching mostly in Northern Germany
GOSLAR
KITZITAFF / KIZITAFF
ROSENSTEIN (Neustadt am Ruebenberge, NaR)
WUERZBURG (Luebeck, Mecklenburg)
KARPEL (Lissa/Leszno, Breslau/Wroclaw)


Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

David Lewin
 

At 02:07 03/08/2020, EdrieAnne Broughton wrote:
Actually we all, Jews and non-Jews alike, have a great deal to thank
the LDS church for. Without their obsession with record keeping
lots of the records Americans and world citizens depend on today for
genealogy would have been lost when counties decided to save space
and chuck records back in the 1920s-1970s. It wasn't that long ago
that I heard stories of people dumpster diving to preserve records.
EdrieAnne Broughton
Vacavillle, California
_._,_._,_
How right!!!

Not only did the Mormon Church spend its money freely to preserve our
heritage, but they made it freely available to us.

Members of the Church actually have a deeper access to records that
the general public does. So befriending one of them can greatly
enhance your genealogical reseach.

I have never understood why some people feel such animosity towards
the LDS Church. The Church's beliefs and practices are entirely
theirs. They do not force anybody to convert while still alive. Of
course they want us to convert. What human organisation does nor
want that? If they hope that my soul will join them after I have
died - let them!! They case me no harm, and they allow me to
benefit enormously!

David Lewin
London


Ancestry Introduces its AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry announced its launch of AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  It is designed to help people understand their risk for developing certain inheritable conditions, such as heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and blood disorders. They also provide carrier status reports for cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs disease; five connective tissue disorder reports, which were not part of the existing AncestryHealth Core offering; and four cardiovascular reports related to heart disease, high cholesterol, risk of blood clotting, and iron overload, and rolled its wellness reports in AncestryHealth covering 10 traits related to alcohol flushing, caffeine metabolism, lactose intolerance, and others according to a report in Genomeweb.com (https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/ancestry-rolls-out-sequencing-based-health-offering-focused-common-conditions).

 

Ancestry has amassed a database of 18 million people in its AncestryDNA network since launching the microarray-based genetic genealogy service in 2012.

 

According to Ancestry’s press release, “Because NGS technology reads parts of the genome that a microarray cannot, the NGS technology that powers AncestryHealth does a better job of determining if someone is at greater risk for some of the most common inherited conditions. Quest Diagnostics developed NGS technology for AncestryHealth.  The release also states NGS achieves about 80-90 percent detection of inherited risk for specific health condition and they state the NGS technology powering AncestryHealth has a risk detection rate four times higher than most microarray-based tests.

 

AncestryHealth powered by NGS will replace the microarray-based AncestryHealth Core which it started last year. In partnership with PWNHealth, an independent network of board-certified genetic counselors, geneticists, physicians and other allied health professionals, AncestryHealth powered by NGS offers genetic information on risks combined with educational resources, remote access to genetic counselors and a clinical lab report consumers can share with their healthcare provider to help them understand their results and make more informed choices.

 

Ancestry does not share customers’ DNA data with insurers, employers or third-party marketers.

 

Beginning Aug. 3, AncestryHealth powered by NGS is available to adults (ages 18+) in the United States, with the exception of New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, for $179. Existing AncestryDNA® customers can upgrade to AncestryHealth for $99. You can purchase and activate the kit via the AncestryHealth website: https://www.ancestry.com/health


To read more about this see Ancestry’s press release at: https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/newsroom/press-releases/ancestry%C2%AE-launches-ancestryhealth%C2%AE-powered-next-generation-sequencing-ngs

 

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

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee