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Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

ab12cohen@...
 

It was even common amongst non-Jewish communities. Vincent Van Gogh was named after a sibling who died before he was born. He had to walk to school every day past the grave bearing his own name - not surprising his emotional state was so poor.

Alan Cohen
London HA6 2Yj


Re: Looking for a town in Belarus #belarus

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi June, 

I am afraid that there is a misconception. According to the 1920 census (as well as in other documents), Rose Hollander and two of her children were born in Ekaterinoslav (misspelled Katrineslav),  which is present-day Dnipro, Ukraine.  Her husband appears to have been born in Mogilev gubernia. That doesn't mean that "Katrineslav" was, also, located in Mogilev. 

Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Focuses on Jewish Greece January 27-February 6 #holocaust #sephardic #announcements #events

Jan Meisels Allen
 

    

 

The Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, and Los Angeles Greek Film Festival announce a ten-day virtual event, Heritage and Memory: A Focus on Jewish Greece, to be held January 27-February 6 in honor of Greece’s upcoming Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). On March 1, Greece will assume the Presidency of this intergovernmental organization, which unites governments and experts to promote, advance, and shape Holocaust education, research, and remembrance.

 

Four prestigious speakers will present views of Greece’s Romaniote and Sephardic communities to an international audience. The Honorable Moses Elisaf, Mayor of Ioannina, and Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, Museum Director of Kehila Kedosha Janina, the Romaniote synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side, will discuss the history of the Romaniotes, the oldest Jewish community in Europe. The historians Leon Saltiel and Rena Molcho will look at the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, which was destroyed during World War II, and the incorporation of the Holocaust into the Greek collective memory. The award-winning author Rika Benveniste will present her book, Luna: An Essay in Historical Biography, at an open meeting of a Modern Greek Book Club. Responding to the richness of the program, Dr. Sharon Gerstel, Director of the UCLA SNF Center, noted: “This is a critical time to reflect on the history of Greece’s Jewish communities, to reclaim the voices of those who can no longer tell their stories, and to chart a future in which anti-Semitism is no longer a threat to society.” Registration links for individual events can be found at: https://hellenic.ucla.edu/events

 

Free screenings for eleven films and one extended preview include the feature-length works Cloudy Sunday; The Queen of Rebetiko: My Sweet Canary; and Magic Men, as well as documentaries that look at the Jewish communities of Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kastoria, Zakynthos, and Rhodes. Several films trace the experience of Jews who were sheltered by Christian Greeks during the Nazi Occupation. The majority of films will be available worldwide for online viewing throughout the entire ten days of the event.

 

Free tickets for film screenings can be found at https://heritage.eventive.org/films.

To read more see:

https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_arts_literature_usa/arthro/heritage_and_memory_a_focus_on_jewish_greece_virtual_event_jan_27_feb_6-1576480/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Translation of Polish birth certificate. #translation #poland

George
 

Hello I wonder if someone could help me with the translation of the following birth certificate?  It is in Polish. I hope you can help me.   George Frankel  San Francisco.   


Re: Looking for a town in Belarus #belarus

Adam Turner
 

The best-known place that resembles this name is not in Belarus: Ekaterinoslav (now called Dnipro), named for Catherine the Great. It is in central-southern Ukraine and had a very large Jewish population - about 41,000 - by 1900.

Are you sure that your Rose Hollander could not have been born in this Ekaterinoslav? It was not unusual for Jewish families from Belarus, and from other parts of the Russian Empire, to move to the big, growing cities of central Ukraine (Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, Elizabethgrad, etc.) in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. I can tell you for a fact that my gg-grandmother's older sister (born ~1860) moved from the area around Kobrin to Ekaterinoslav, probably around the 1890s, before eventually immigrating with her husband and daughters to Chicago in 1906.

Adam Turner


Congregation Anshe Motele, Chicago #belarus #rabbinic #usa

Adam Turner
 

Does anyone know anything about the people involved in the early history of Anshe Motele in Chicago? I am researching a KAPLAN family with at least two sons who were connected to this shul:

  • Shachne aka Sam Kaplan (~1877?-1968), the former shamash of this synagogue
  • his older brother Yitzchak aka Isaac Kaplan (1860?-1940), who I think might have served as a cantor at the same synagogue; he appears to be listed in the 1920 census as the nonsensical "Santor - Church" and in the 1910 census as "Janitor - Church".
Their father was a Moshe Chaim Kaplan who probably lived in Motol and may have been born in nearby Yanov (Ivanava). I am trying to find any other siblings in this Kaplan family, particularly those who might have also been in Chicago.

Adam Turner


Re: French archives #france #records

David Choukroun
 

Hello Peter, 
 
1. Bernard SPRUNG is known under Ber SPRUNG name, born the 05/04/1865 @ Brody

Bernard married Gitel Esther FRIEDEL (born around 1868) and they had at least Berthe SPRUNG ( Born the 24 Oct 1890 @ Paris 4ieme, Deceased the 22 March 1948 @ Clichy)
Berthe married a Mr Judel ERTHMANN the 07 April 1910 @ Paris 10ieme
I suspect that Jeannette SPRUNG is known under the name Jeanne SPRUNG who married Marcus STEINBOCK in 1922 in Paris (to be proven with the Clichy census (not Paris) 
I am sending to you all the acts and one exceptional piece that is a military records for Bernard  (with the names of the parents : Chone  SPRUNG x Rebecca CHAYA

Bernard came in France in 1904

2. Isaac SPRUNG is known as Isaac Karlmon SPRUNG

He married Ronie Lea KREMENER and they had at least : 
- Nathalie : ( 03 Jan 1895 Paris / 06 Nov 1982 @ Annemasse (Haute Savoie)) -- she married  Iona MERARIN in Paris 1917
- Rachel : (03 Jan 1895 Paris / 9 Jun 1980 à Maison Laffitte)  -- she married a Salomon ARONIVICI in Paris in 1922
- Emmanuel SPRUNG : (will check later)
I am sending you the acts in private , as well as the records from the Census at the various addresses
See the signature attached -- I always found those signature very nice


3- there is a database (microfilm) where the aryanisation of (most of ) the jewish companies are captured
We will find the names of the administrator who took the lead, the bank who took the money and other ugly details 
Microfilm available @ Archives Nationale in France.  Will help to chase this one as well


As you can see :  The Sprung family in France can be found with all the details via various sources
I have captured several naturalisation file references that might help you to consolidate the full family -- this will provide tons of details for sure

Best regards
David Choukroun 



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Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


Re: French archives #france #records

David Choukroun
 

Hello David, 

I have at least one example in my family where a "Chaïm" selected "Léon" as French version of his first name

I have no clue if this was a choice or imposed by the French officiers (they were using always the same "translation" : all the Nedjma = Etoile, all the Nessim = Simon etc...)


--
Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


Re: French archives #france #records

David Choukroun
 

Dear Barbara,

The name Nussdorf is not so common. However I cannot find any reference easily in the French regular databases

Can you please provide a little bit more  : any deviation in the orthograph ? any first name ? dates ? 

--
Regards,
David CHOUKROUN

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


Ancestry to Discontinue AncestryHealth as of January 15, 2021 #announcements #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Ancestry announced today, January 14, 2021 they are discontinuing AncestryHealth which they started in 2019. It will  no longer be available for sale as of January 15, 2021. Ancestry will continue to support their customers through July 2021 and have a plan in place to support existing and new customers through this transition. Ancestry encourages their customers to log into your account and download your health and wellness reports before the July 2021 date.

Customers with results pending: There’s nothing for you to do—They say they are working on your results and should have them soon.

Customers who have not activated their kits: You’ll have until February 15, 2021 to activate, and they must receive your sample by February 28, 2021 to process your health data. You’ll receive your reports as soon as possible and have access to AncestryHealth® through July 2021.

After that, you’ll continue you’ll continue to have access to your origins and ethnicity, DNA matches, and traits.

Support for their customers may access more information at:

https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Discontinuation-of-AncestryHealth

 

Ancestry is continuing their family history and Ancestry DNA programs. They have genotyped more than 18 million customers to date. In their release they stated in part they decided to discontinue the AncestryHealth to invest more in its AncestryDNA offering.

 

JPMorgan analyst Tycho Peterson called Ancestry's decision the "latest sign of trouble in the consumer DNA testing industry." He noted that both Ancestry and 23andMe had trimmed their workforces last year due to a slowdown in the market, and that "initial consumer interest in DNA testing has continued to level off."


See: https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/ancestry-discontinue-ngs-based-ancestryhealth-service

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

deborah.shindell@...
 

ALL THE TIME!!!!!

With one family, they kept giving the same name to their kids who kept dying. They did it for 5 kids. I said to myself "Give it up already, this name is jinxed".
I have seen it over and over again, with all countries...Poland, Netherlands.
--

Deborah Shindell
Trumbull, CT
deborah.shindell@...
researching: Beserglik, Lederhendler, Goldberg (all in Poland) and Szmukler (Ukraine)


Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

Julia Trainor
 

My mother was born in Czechoslovakia in 1921.   She was given the name of her deceased older sister who had been born and died the previous year.

Julia Trainor
Canberra, Australia
Researching in the Austrian Czech lands:  Auspitzer, Deutsch, Fessler, Gottlieb, Glesinger, Schmidl, Weingarten


Re: French archives #france #records

psprung@...
 

Hi David,
I noticed your very generous offer to assist in efforts to identify family in France from 1900 on. I've been researching members of my family that I believe moved to Paris in
approximately the early 1910's
 from Brody (then in Poland). My information is quite sketchy, and so far, I haven't had any success. 
Here are the persons/business that I have identified:
1. Bernard Sprung -- date of birth and death unknown. Most likely born in Brody. He had a brother named Schulim (my great grandfather), who was born in Brody in 1859
and died in the Holocaust. His parents were Chuneh and Rivke. His wife's name is unknown. He had two daughters, Bertha and Jeanette.  
2. Yitzhak Sprung -- brother of Bernard and Schulim. Date of birth and death unknown. Most likely born in Brody. His wife was Ronith and had children named Bertha,
Emanuel and Rachel.
3. Sprung Freres -- I believe that Bernard and Yitzhak were furriers and had a business named Sprung Freres. There is still a Paris business named Sprung Freres: 
https://www.sprungfreres.fr/en/history/. I don't know whether it's the same business as the one owned by Bernard and Yitzhak.

I consulted with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. They suggested that I contact the Ministère des Affaires étrangères, OFPRA, and the
National Archives. They gave me contact information for each of these institutions. I have not contacted them, because I don't speak French and I live in Washington, D.C.
I'd be very grateful for any assistance you could provide, including directing me to resources that I could access myself online.   
Sincerely,
Peter C. Sprung


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Kalwaria Zabrzydowska was a smaller town in Wadowice region of Poland.
The proper Polish Kalwaria is known as Góra Kalwaria or Ger in Yiddish, located within Grójec district, some 20 miles distance from Warszawa. This was a place were Hasidic Gur (Ger) dynasty have resided.

Gora Kalwaria (jewishvirtuallibrary.org)

Polish Gora Kalwaria and Lithuanian Kalvarija had equal number of the Jewish residents, about 3,000.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi Sherri,

The reasons for the degradation were various, although you are correct, mainly economic (the settlements were small and the population worked mainly in agriculture), sometimes political (e.eg. during partitions, or after the suppression of January 1863 Uprising).

Town degradation process in Poland has ceased very recently, just during 70ies of the last century.

Sometime following degradation, town status has been reinstated and degraded again.

Below is the sample of towns in Galicia changing their civic status toward the end of 19th century (1896).
Follow sample of the first town listed: Bolechow
Established as town in 1612 changed to "small town" in 1784, in 1818 changed back to town, in 1868 changed to small town, in 1879 changed again to town, in 1896 back to small town (town parish), from 1933 again known as town, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

1896

  • Bolechów (1612; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; IFUkraina)
  • Czchów (1355; 1818 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 2000 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Dobrotwór (?; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1959 osiedle; LWUkraina)
  • Felsztyn (1380; 1855 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1945 SkeliwkaLWUkraina)
  • Gdów (1784-1868 miasteczko; 1879-1896 miasto M; małopolskie)
  • Gliniany (1397; 1818 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; LWUkraina)
  • Krystynopol (1695; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1951 znów miasto pod nazwą CzerwonogródLWUkraina) – do 1951 w Polsce
  • Krzywcze Górne (?; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; TPUkraina)
  • Leżajsk (1397; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1933 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Łańcut (1367; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1933 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Łysiec (1652 jako Moczara; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 19?? osiedle; IFUkraina)
  • Mikołajów nad Dniestrem (1578; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1868 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; 1910 >> miasto; 1914 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; LWUkraina)
  • Narol (1672 jako Florianów; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1996 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Oleszyce (1578; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1989 znów miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Piwniczna (Zdrój) (1348; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1933 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Przeworsk (1393; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; 1915 >> miasto; podkarpackie)
  • Skałat (1600 jako Dębno; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; TPUkraina)
  • Tartaków (1685; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; LWUkraina)
  • Zakliczyn (1558; 1818 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 2006 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Żmigród Nowy (1373; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko; od 1968 nazwa Nowy Żmigródpodkarpackie)
  • Wojnicz (1369; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1880 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 2007 znów miasto; małopolskie)
  • Załoźce (1511; 1784 >> miasteczko; 1818 >> miasto; 1868 >> miasteczko; 1879 >> miasto; 1896 >> miasteczko (gmina miejska); od 1933 znów miasto; TPUkraina)

Best,

Alexander Sharon


Re: Mukachevo area births, 1871-1880 #records

eblashko@...
 

Hi Rita,

Until about a month ago, was a Ukrainian genealogist named Alex Krakovsky who uploaded scans of every page of entire record books onto the Ukrainian wikipedia page for "shtetl". His lists of records violated wikipedia's standards and they were taken down, but if you go to an old version of the page, the list is still there with all the scans. It's not indexed, but you can use google translate in the browser to check what each record means. 

Here's a link for the old version of the wikipedia page with the scans: 
https://uk.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE&oldid=30236289

Coincidentally, I have Haberman in my family tree from the Mukachevo area (the village of Kalnik) and have a bunch of records already saved. Maybe let me know what you're looking for and I can save you some time.

Happy hunting,
Eli Balshan


Re: Kalwaria, Poland #poland #general

Krzysztof Witaszek
 

Hello
Kalwaria (after 1890 called Kalwaria Zebrzydowska)  lost its town privileges in 1896, so it could not effect your ancestors emigration in 1892. 
Town privilleges meant: self administration, possibility to organize markets and craftsman guilds and others.
I cannot tell what it meant in practice to the Jews.
See the brief article about the Kalwaria Zebrzydowska history 
 
Krzysztof Witaszek
Lublin
 


Re: Abraham WEISFELD #usa

Michele Lock
 

When I've been at a lost as to how to locate a relative who I know little about, I check out Ancestry.com family trees, to see if anyone else includes the person that I'm interested in. With Abraham Weisfeld having so many children, it's likely there are grandchildren or great grandchildren who have put up trees on Ancestry that you could consult to get clues as to the life story of your grandfather (though the clues have to be verified).

I would think that a killing in 1905 would have been covered in the newspapers, so checking those out might yield something. 
--
Michele Lock

Lock/Lak/Lok and Kalon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lewin/Levin in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


New Holocaust Database Set - Slovak Jewish Census (1941) #holocaust

Nolan Altman
 

Peter Absolon updated the 2,468 records from the Bardejov, Slovakia data set in JewishGen’s Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/) The set has now been retitled “Slovak Jewish Census – 1941” (https://tinyurl.com/y3hxujp6) and includes 18,126 records from three different lists.  The lists enumerate forced registrations of Jews from various Slovak cities and towns before deportation to concentration camos in Poland.

The records include surnames, given names, date of birth, place of birth, last residence, survey place, citizenship, occupation when available, and other remarks.  The transcription was done by the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee and Peter Absolon.

Nolan Altman

JewishGen Director of Special Projects - Holocaust Collection

 

 


Re: Ferramonti di Tarsia: David Ropschitz - zoom talk tonight Thursday Jan 14 7.30 pm UK time #austria-czech #galicia #holocaust #israel

Sherri Bobish
 


Yolanda,

For those of us who did not see the announcement of your talk until the next day, if there is a recording of your talk can you kindly post a link here on the discussion list?

Thank you,

Sherri Bobish

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