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Re: Jewishgen Latvia Research Division Quarterly Meeting #announcements #latvia

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Paul,
Will it be recorded - and might those of us unable to attend at this time (e.g. those based in the Antipodes) be able to make a late contribution?
Thank you for your consideration.
Joyaa ANTARES
In the Land Downunder ...


Re: Information Wanted regarding the Legion Etrangere Civile #france

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Dear Paul,
I have checked with Google to be sure (even if you surely did it), and there is no link to "Legion Etrangère Civile".
My GF was enrolled in Legion Etrangere, as a lot of Bundist from Paris : I have some of their military papers.
If you wish, send me by private mail or by Viewmate your document for a more accurate answer.
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (French Bund -Workmen Circle)


Dobromil research guidance #ukraine

David Ellis
 

Hi, I wonder if anyone could help steer me in the right direction? 
 
I have been researching my Grandfather who was born in 1906 in Dobromil, I have tried many searches through the JewishGen databases to find out more about him and his family but I have had very limited success. 
 
Does anyone have any hints/ tips/ guidance?
 
Best, 
David Ellis
 


Re: village location #hungary #slovakia

HungarianRoots
 

Marcia,

 

Please share the source or the link to the document you read this town name in. I am very positive it is a transcription/reading error and it would be something like Felso-something but I would need to see.

 

Thanks,

 

Regards,
 
Karesz Vandor
genealogist/historian/private tour guide

 
Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@...

 

 


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Re: Which is the town of "Zanzire, Poland"? #belarus #poland

Roy Ogus
 

Hi, Sherri,

Good ideas!  The death certificate doesn't indicate the town of birth, but I've looked at the naturalization records for some of Benjamin's children, and they state that their births occurred in Dyatlovo (Zhetel).  So I'm pretty sure that Benjamin's passenger list should have stated "Zhetel".  But where "Zanzire" came from ... who knows!

Thanks.

Roy Ogus


1910 Manhattan census - Seward Park Strollers #usa

Mary Henderson
 

Hi, all!

In the 1910 Manhattan census there are 2 supplementary sheets with a
list of men shown with relationship "partners" except the first person
listed on each page is shown as "head". Most show a birthplace of
"Russ Yiddish". Along the left margin is written "Seward Park
Strollers".

I am not permitted, by group restrictions to this list, to include the
links to view this census page, but can privately provide both an
Ancestry link and a FamilySearch link to this census page.

Does anyone know what "Seward Park Strollers" would represent? I've
Googled it, and only see a reference to a newspaper blurb in 1920
about a tailor attacking the Seward Park Strollers, but with nothing
else to indicate who the Seward Street Strollers are.

Thank you!

Mary Henderson


village location #hungary #slovakia

Marcia Heller
 

Synagogue records from Eperjes/Presov Synagogue in Saros County mention that in 1813 Eliazer Glueck resided in Felrener. Unable to locate this village. Does anyone know where it is located please?
 
Thanks,
Marcia Amster Heller marciaheller@...


Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

lesliekel18@...
 

I have found that sharing a photograph, that links both families, significantly improves the chances of a productive response, whether email, snail mail or meeting in person

Leslie Kelman, Toronto, Canada

KELMANSKY, WEINERMAN Zhitomir and Pogrebishche
WOLFSON Latvia (Jaunjelgava previously known as Friedrichstadt)
MEK Lithuania and Latvia
RZHEMIANSKI Lithuania (Seirijai)


Trying to contact the family of Sam and Anne Peal originally of the Bronx. #usa

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the children of Sam Pearl 1910-93 who
owned a grocery store in the Bronx, married Anne Finkelstein and have
a son Jerry (Gerald, died in 2002) and daughter Shirley (born in
1938). They traced back to the rabbinical families of Stern and
Horowitz of Hungary-Rumania

Neil Rosenstein.


trying to make contact with the Pearl family originally from the Bronx. #usa

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the children of Sam Pearl 1910-93 who owned a grocery store in the Bronx, married Anne Finkelstein and have a son Jerry (Gerald, died in 2002) and daughter Shirley (born in 1938). They traced back to the rabbinical families of Stern and Horowitz of Hungary-Rumania
Neil Rosenstein.


Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

The Becker's Email
 

I  believe in snail mail vs. email.  I just sent a letter to a distantly related family member of my husband's and provided my relationship, the relationship of the parties involved etc.  In full disclosure, I didn't have an email address but wouldn't have used it as one can never be sure whether the email will end up in spam and not be seen.  I always give my home address and an email and sometimes a phone  number for response.
Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Re: Latest additions to JGFF towns database #JewishGenUpdates

Alexander Sharon
 

Adam,

On: https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
Select last icon (Enter) and add new entry

Alexander Sharon
JGFF coordinator


Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

YaleZuss@...
 

When I send those messages, whether by email or snail mail, I always leave out some detail that the recipient will almost certainly know, and mention, if they are the intended target.  This provides a way for that recipient to demonstrate that they are who I though they might be and not just someone with whom they shared a name.
 
This technique has sometimes been extraordinarily effective.  Some decades ago, while researching my grandfather's uncle's family, I mentioned the sequence from great-grandfather's brother, to his son and then to a grandson, without mentioning the surname back in the old country.  The reply was that the sequence matched the respondent's husband's family, but that in the old country, the surname had been different.  The surname she cited was what my grandfather used in Europe.  She also sent along a photo of her father-in-law with his unknown employer.  The "employer" was my grandfather.  These two details convinced me there was no possibility this was the wrong person.
 
Yale Zussman


Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

Deborah Wiener
 

This is an interesting question. Years ago when I started genealogical trawling I wrote snail mail and also sent faxes(remember them?) to those I thought were relatives as I was able to find those via online telephone books. It was prior to Ancestry etc. I received I think 100 per cent success rate. Possibly due to the fact that the relationship was quite close(g grandfathers were brothers) and I was able to demonstrate it. Also, I have received and sent messages via jewish gen family finder and found people helpful, but I suspect that in the latter case one is pushing through an open door anyway.  These days it is harder as on Geni for instance you get a message that you have a smart match and it turns out to be a cousin’s bother’s sister’s aunt’s inlaw or something incomprehensible like that. I always reply but a lot of people don’t. Maybe they are just suspicious of it all, maybe afraid of being hacked, maybe a time factor, ie they intend to but just forget. My guess is the more information you can offer up the more likely you are to get a reply.  And some people just aren’t interested in new/more relatives.

 

Debbie Wiener

dwiener@...

Melbourne, Australia


LatviaRD formerly Latvia SIG Quarterly meeting #latvia#courland#russia

Arlene Beare
 

Jewishgen Latvia Research Division.

 

Please join us for our quarterly meeting where we will be launching a new database and updating you on our recent activities.

We will open the meeting to discussion and look forward to hearing from you about your research and how you feel we can help you.

The Zoom meeting will be on 6 December 2020 at 10am (PT),  1pm (EST) ,6pm (UK),  8pm (20:00) (Israel+SA).

Please email us at LatviaRD@... and we'll send you the link. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Arlene Beare

Co-Director Latvia Research Division

 

 


Jewishgen Latvia Research Division Quarterly Meeting #announcements #latvia

Paul Cheifitz
 

Dear friends, 
Please join us for our quarterly meeting where we will be launching a new database and updating you on our recent activities. We will open the meeting to discussion and look forward to hearing from you about your research and how you feel we can help you. The Zoom meeting will be on 6 December 2020 at 10am (PT), 1pm (EST) 6pm (UK) 8pm (20:00) (Israel+SA). Please email us at LatviaRD@... and we'll send you the link. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Paul Cheifitz
Israel


Survivor testimony #holocaust #records

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has added a new collection of testimonies to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database (HSV). The title of the collection is “RELACJE OCALALYCH Z HOLOCAUSTU (SYGN. 301) “. The English title is “Holocaust Survivor Testimonies : Catalogue : Jewish Historical Institute Archives, Poland, Record Group 301”. The collection contains approximately 7,000 Polish Holocaust survivor testimonies documented from 1944 to 1947.

You can request and immediately receive digital copies of the testimonies in your email.  Search
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=49480
 
 
 
Peter Lande
Washington, DC


Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

m_tobiasiewicz@...
 

Hi Ralph,
Twenty or thirty or more years ago, I wrote to a cousin who DID know me and did not respond. About 5 years ago she died, her son found the letter and contacted me. 
I would say 1 out of 10 is great odds. Mine were not that good. 
Not everyone in the family is interested in the family tree.
A bigger annoyance: cousins who are working on the same family and will not answer emails or work with you! I have better luck with complete strangers.
--
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


Re: Minsk Jewish names, #names #belarus

Efraim
 

Correction: Patronims in Russian are always "ovitch", never "ov". For women it's always "ovna". The person's father name was most likely Itzik in Yiddish or Isaak in Russian documents. This was a name of my Grandfather. 

Efraim Gavrilovich 


Re: Looking for candidate to visit the National Archives at College Park, MD #records #usa

Barry Silver
 

I hired a researcher who charged me $65/hr, if I remember correctly.

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