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Re: Travel information sought for Rose FRIEDSON #usa

EdrieAnne Broughton
 

A lot of New Yorkers and New Englanders booked winter trips to Havana and the Caribbean to escape winter for a while, especially in the 1920-1940 time frame.  The trips were on cruise ships and lasted 1-3 weeks.  I've read that some of the cruise lines offered special fares to even up the single sex ratios.  My ancestors were never flush enough to get tickets.  Maybe that's why they went to California.
                   EdrieAnne Broughton
                       Vacaville, California


Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

ELIAS SAVADA
 

Check out https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/24/
for the best information on this issue.

Eli Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general

Max Heffler
 

I have been using Brother’s Keeper since DOS before Windows and it has come a long way and the author is very responsive. And being shareware, it cost nothing to realize the value and quickly registered it and have paid negligible for updates since

 

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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Genealogy Software For Family Trees #General

 

Hi Dani,

You forgot to inform us if you are computer comfortable.
Do you know how to create backup and can you create
the data on your own computer?

You know, I didn't even think about that! I've been using computers
since the days of bulletin boards (before the Internet) and MS DOS
(before Windows), so it just never crosses my mind. Yeah, I'm fine with
it all.

If so, I suggest Brother's Keeper for almost everything
you ask for.

That sounds good.


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Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

harold.love@...
 

I find them all to be too expensive. I went with MyHeritage to house my Tree because it is huge but I haven’t gotten any new info there in ages. When I first joined they had an arrangement with Newspapers.com that was fantastic. The deal expired and they never worked out a renewal so not only do subscribers not have access for new Newspaper.com searches but everything that was archived to my ancestors disappeared. Their customer service is non-existent. I would go with the ultra-expensive Ancestry and should probably move my account and tree. Does anyone know where you can house a 2500 member tree for free?


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Max Heffler
 

I prefer to use geni.com as my main online tree and match record on MyHeritage and also use Ancestry.com. By bouncing back and forth I fill in many from all 3.


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Re: Seeking (Cohen) Bessie antecedents of Rosina Lhévinne (Netherlands) #russia

Judith Berlowitz
 

Uploading screen shot showing a Jacob Nathan Cohen Bessie in St Petersburg in 1864, as the link reportedly didn't work.
Judith Berlowitz


Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

I have been using Family Tree Maker since at least 2011, when it was still on 3.5" disks!   It does everything that you are are asking for and more.
I started Family Tree Maker with names and dates, and over the years have been adding to this basic information. 

You can collect and enter all kinds of information for every entry - not just vital statistics. When putting in vital statistics you can include locations and other information.  You can also add in data for things like Bar Mitzvah info, etc. There is a place for personal notes and research notes for each entry and that's where I copy in documents that I have, family stories,  etc.
You can also attach photos to the individuals on the tree and you can document the sources for the information.  You can have a number of separate trees, if you wish.

When you want to "publish" the family tree, you have a choice of formats and fonts, and you can decide how many generations you want to include in the tree and what information you want to include on the tree (birth and death date, other dates, etc).  I print out a huge tree of many pages and paste it together.  Sometimes I print it with name, birth date and death date, sometimes I add the locations for birth and death.  I color code the tree for male and female.

Aside from the choice of publishing the family tree, you can also publish reports. The output for reports also gives a choice of different options and what information to include.  I find the reports useful when I am gathering information from other people and want an informational printout to work from.    There is also a report feature to show relationships -  if you put in someone's name, it will list everyone on the tree and their relationship to the individual - i.e. first cousin once removed, etc.

The program will handle a number of separate trees and there are other nice options for publications.  For example, for a close Friend's 80th birthday, i got the family information from his cousin.  The friend has been involved in Bonsai growing for many years. Using the info from his cousin,  I produced a family tree, in color, with a Bonsai Tree in the background that I was able to frame. 

As much as I noted above, I know that I have not used all of the features of Family Tree Maker and am always learning.  The program is regularly updated.


Hope this is of help to you.  Good luck!


Avivah R. Z. Pinski
near Philadelphia, USA . Researching: Zuchman in Sarnaki, Karczew, Warsaw Poland; Rubinsztejn in Sarnaki, Poland;
Reznik in Drohiczyn, Siemiatische, Poland; Sondak in Vitebsk, Belarus and Rehitza, Latvia; Aginsky and Slonimsky in Minsk;
Kopekin & Rifczes in Lemberg, Vienna, Polatsk, & Besonkovich; Familiant & Koifman in Bessarabia and Ukraine; Fehl in Mikulov, Vienna
 

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Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Re: Deportation from U.S. ports back to Eastern Europe #general

Sherri Bobish
 


Judi,

There is no notation on the girls' passenger manifest indicating that either of them ever applied for naturalization. 

Did their mother or father come to the U.S. before they turned 18?  I am not sure if they could have naturalized under a parent's papers at that time?

Something to think about.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Online Exhibition - Last Letters from the Holocaust: 1943 #holocaust #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Yad Vashem has collected thousands of personal letters that reveal the hardships of Jews surviving day by day during the Holocaust. A selection of this correspondence is featured in the third in a series of online exhibitions about last letters sent during the Shoah: “I Left Everyone at Home': Last Letters from 1943" (https://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/last-letters/1943/index.asp).

 

These online exhibitions provide rare documentation of the stories of Holocaust victims through their manuscripts, photos, Pages of Testimony that were filled out in their memory, and excerpts of testimony from family members who survived.

 

This exhibition comprises ten last letters. Two of them were written by daughters to their parents. The girls were murdered, but the parents survived.

 

“The letters featured in this exhibition were sent from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland, Greece, Poland, France and Russia. They were written in different languages: German, Dutch, Yiddish, Ladino, Polish and French. One of them, a short missive, belongs to a distinct group among the letters housed in Yad Vashem's Archives: letters written on special International Red Cross forms that were sent from German-occupied territories. The residents of these areas could not use regular postal services to make contact with those in countries at war with Nazi Germany, such as Great Britain and its mandatory territory Eretz Israel. These letters only allowed for few words, and mostly one form of wording: "We are well," details of names, "We hope you are also okay," and suchlike. However, occasionally the Red Cross letters contained information on an upcoming deportation or other encrypted details, which only the recipients could understand.”

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Town of ROSOW or REZOWO in Grodno gubernia #belarus

David Barrett
 

where is attachment of the writing?


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

rv Kaplan
 

I think for many of us, it's too expensive to have full subscriptions for both MH and Ancestry.  I use MH, but agree with Vivian about the irritation caused by constant regurgitation of my own information and photographs, copied by other people, as 'new matches.'  I find that more and more researchers who have only the flimsiest connect to me are hoovering up my family tree and photographs and attaching to theirs.  Often it's on the basis eg that my relative is the brother-in-law of the sister-in-law of their ex-wife's babysitter.  Another frustration is when MH sends me 'new relatives' who turn out to be the relatives of someone who has married into my family, who I don't consider to be my relatives at all eg my cousin's wife's cousins or parents etc are not my relatives.

But I stick with MH for the moment.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 15:57, Vivian Kahn <vkahn@...> wrote:
The only benefit I've derived from a My Heritage subscription is the ability to connection with a few Israeli and European researchers who helped me to locate missing relatives in Europe. My Heritage is more popular with researchers from Israel (no surprise there) and some European researchers. The downside is being overwhelmed with matches from those who have clearly copied information from my tree and sloppy research.
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Re: Town of ROSOW or REZOWO in Grodno gubernia #belarus

Sherri Bobish
 


Mande,

Maybe this one?  It is 30 miles from Brest.

Rossosz, Poland
Alternate names: Rossosz [Pol], Rosash [Yid], Rossosh [Rus]
https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-525869

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa)


Re: Searching Stein family from Hulon, Israel #israel

Sam G.
 

You are likely referring to the town of Holon, which is just south of Tel Aviv, where my family once lived. The business they operated would have been a specialized metal working shop, spelled "tool and die" in American English. 

#IGRA will likely be a primary source for you.
--
-Amnon Gronner, USA
Researching GRONNER SANDLER


Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general

Chuck Weinstein
 

For those who will be attending the IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy, I am presenting a talk on "How to Choose a Family Tree Software".  I discuss the criteria to consider and review several of the popular packages on the market (including a freeware product). I do cover both Windows and Mac versions.

Chuck Weinstein
chuck1@...


Re: Travel information sought for Rose FRIEDSON #usa

Sherri Bobish
 


Bob,

New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923888

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ



surnames Szczepanski or Mrozowska from Lviv, Poland #galicia #poland

ntc52@...
 

Can anyone recognise the surnames Szczepanski  or Mrozowska from Lviv, Poland before 1940's.
These were my grandparents who were arrested in 1940 and disappeared. Maybe they were Roman Catholic or maybe Jewish (my DNA indicates this to be a possibility). I've tried many avenues already. Thank you


Re: Records from 1807-1811 #romania #bessarabia #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Thank you.  What text are you referensing?

I posted two images with TWO different languages, and one I am almost sure is Old Slavonic language (not Romanian)... Where you see text in Cyrillic?  There is a text in Russian.

All the best,
Yefim


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

Sherri Bobish
 


Eileen,

Have you tried tracing these three couples through U.S. census records?

www.familysearch.org is a free site.  You can search census, and many other databases that can be helpful in finding descendants.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa)
 


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

June Genis
 

I feel much more comfortable on Ancestry for tree management and that's where I keep my primary tree.  MH did however find one of my best DNA matches that was only on that site.  It lead me to a whole branch of my family from Belarus that has migrated to both Poland (the DNA match) and Israel where I am now working with a new cousin to resolve the conflicts and gaps in the shared portions of our trees.  If everyone would upload their DNA to Gedmatch we wouldn't need subscriptions to multiple DNA sites but so far I have found very few of my good matches at any site have done so.

June Genis
Hemet, CA


Name-Change in Wartime #names

Michael Turnbull
 

I need help with one problem – an uncle who changed only his surname name in the Warsaw Uprising. He didn’t change his first name nor his date of birth.

How common is this name-change in wartime and how can you prove that the second-named person is in fact the first-named?

Michael Turnbull

 

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