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Jacob Grossman, Yiddish Actor, Bronx Art Theater #usa

Gail H. Marcus
 

I am seeking information about a great-uncle named Jacob (Jack) Grossman who was a Yiddish actor in the 1920s and 1930s. 

My father told me that, later in his career, Jack owned or managed a Yiddish theater in the Bronx.  My father thought it was the Bronx Art Theater, but wasn't certain.  My father also said he thought it might have been a theater near Hunt's Point.

Can someone suggest a way I might be able to trace this down?  Is there any documentation on the Bronx Art Theater, or on other Yiddish theaters in the Bronx, that might identify owners and managers?

I do not know when he might have held this position, but he died in 1973 at the age of about 85, so I imagine it was several decades prior to that.

I'd appreciate any help or advice in tracking this down.

GH Marcus
ghmarcus@...


Need help finding records (Trager & Shenker) in Monastyryska Galicia/Ukraine - #general #galicia #ukraine

BECKER
 

Hi, I am researching the Trager/Treger family from Monastyryska Galicia (currently in Ukraine). I am seeking information on my ggf Lazer/Luzer/Leiser born about 1847 (son of Aryeh Leib) who married Beile Shenker born about 1850. They immigrated to the U.S., Lazer in 1893 and Beile in 1898 and settled in on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They had 8 children, the oldest 3 brothers immigrated separately between their parents’ arrivals and the younger 5 arrived with their mother.

I am hoping to find any vital statistics about Lazer and Beila (their birth and marriage records and perhaps birth records for their children, which will hopefully enable me to then find information on their forebearers.

Thank you, 

Betsy Becker
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with family information


SALMENSON/SCHNEERSON shipping documents#southafrica

hsalmenson@...
 

Are any shipping documents for passengers to South Africa before 1909 available online?
Herman Salmenson 


Re: St. Joseph Missouri City Directories. #records

Jay Lechtman
 

On my list for future research is the LECHTMAN family in St. Joseph. I don't know if there is any connection with my family, but our surname is not a common one. 
I know that there was a Brig. General Cusil Lechtman who led a Missouri National Guard unit in the Spanish-American War and a number of Lechtmans in both St. Joseph and Kansas City.

Jay Lechtman
jay.lechtman@...

Researching:

LECHTMAN/LEKHTMAN (Snitivka, Ukraine and Chisinau, Moldova)
SLEPKOW (Chisinau, Moldova)
DRESSLER (Podvolochisk, Ukraine)
HERBST (Mikulintsy, Ukraine)
RUDNITSKY (Telechany, Belarus)
RABINOWITZ (Kosova, Belarus)
ABRAMOWITZ (Bucharest, Romania)
ROSENTHAL (Iasi, Romania)


Re: Chicago Cemetery Photograph Assistance Request #usa #photographs

Sarah L Meyer
 

Since you have the cemetery, the date of death and even the grave location, I would suggest creating a memorial on FindAGrave.com (register first it is free).  Then once you have the memorial created you can request a photo.  Find A Grave has many volunteers who live in the Chicago area who would be happy to do this for you.

--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Seeking descendants/relatives of LIEBREICH: father Ernst, mother Else (nee BERGMANN), and son Erich #germany #usa

fredelfruhman
 

I'm asking on behalf of a cousin.

This is what I know about them:

Ernst, born in Germany in 1896, died in New Jersey in 1976.

Else, born in Germany in 1902, died in New Jersey in 1993.

Erich, born in Germany in 1929, died in 2011.

Any leads to descendants of the Liebreichs, or relatives of Else from the Bergmann side, would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Chanukah!


--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Viewmate Translation Request -Polish and Yiddish #translation #yiddish

Baker Rosalie
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88920
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Rosalie Baker


Bochnia 1847 Cadastral Map – now on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia #poland #ukraine

Jay Osborn
 

New on the Gesher Galicia Map Room: An incomplete 1847 cadastral map
of the town of Bochnia:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/bochnia-salzberg-1847/

This is a full-color, accurate and highly-detailed map of Bochnia
(known as Salzberg in the German language of the Habsburg Empire),
regrettably missing the center map sheet covering the northern half of
the town and the centuries-old commercial salt works for which the
town is famous. But the surviving sheets include the southern half of
the residential and commercial center of Bochnia, including a large
cattle market, plus outlying hamlets and what appears to be an
enterprise for production of bricks or other materials. This stitched
digital composite map was assembled and presented in interactive
format by Gesher Galicia. The original paper map is preserved by the
Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie.

The image attached to this post is a low-resolution preview; to see
the complete interactive map at full resolution, click the link above
and zoom in.

To see many more cadastral maps of Galician cities, towns, and
villages, visit the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

https://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine


Re: How did my great grandmother travel to Ireland from Kyiv? #ukraine #general

rv Kaplan
 

Don't know about Ireland, but my grandparents from Kaminets-Podolsk in Ukraine travelled via Rotterdam by boat to London, I think, then by train to Glasgow, Scotland.

I don't know if ships from Rotterdam (or Hamburg etc) sailed straight to Ireland.  Someone will know.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow


On Thu, 10 Dec 2020 at 15:13, <jgexd7@...> wrote:
Hello
My great grandmother Polly Fieldman was born in Kiev in 1889. She had a sister Leah (Lily) also born in Kiev about 1891. The other children were all born in Ireland.
The family (Polly and Leah and their parents Solomon /Samuel / David and Luby) travelled to Ireland around 1892 - 1893 and first settled in Dublin. My great great grandfather was named as Solomon / Samuel / David in different documents. We don't know when or where he died.
I had been led to believe that the family left on their migration via St. Petersburg but have no way to substantiate this.
Recently I saw something that indicated the family could have journeyed via Odessa.
There do not seem to be any passenger records for boats travelling to Ireland at the time. I wondered if anyone has any family who could have made a similar journey. Did they travel overland through Europe and then across England to get to Ireland?
I do know there are stories of migrants who wanted to get to America but the fare they had only allowed them to complete part of the journey.
My interest is in learning about the type of journey that the family had.
Thank you for reading this. Any help or guidance would be appreciated. It is important to me to know about the lives and ways of people and not just dates and places.
John Edwards


Translation request in ViewMate #translation #yiddish

Baker Rosalie
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - Polish and Yiddish

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88920
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Rosalie Baker


Help ship records - not all family did entire journey to USA #usa #russia #records #belarus

mandy.molava@...
 

Hello

My Great grandfather came to England around 1905, his brothers went to the USA, but I cannot find my G grandfathers ships records. An Ancestry spokesperson at one of the conferences, said there were many reasons for getting off the ship in England - sickness, illness, pregnancies, not enough funds for the whole journey etc, it was possible that my G grandmother was pregnant at the time. I wondered if anyone knew if there were any such thing as an 'early leavers ship records' anywhere? 

Thank you in advance
Mandy Molava


Another ViewMate Translation request - Russian/Ukrainian #translation #ukraine

@mbserber
 

I've posted the backs of 2 additional photographs with writing in Russian (or Ukrainian) for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88930
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Michael Serber


ViewMate translation request - Russian/Ukrainian #translation #ukraine

@mbserber
 

I've posted the backs of 2 photographs with writing in Russian (or Ukrainian) for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM88929
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Michael Serber


Re: JewishGen Talks: Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe #JewishGenUpdates #education

Avraham Groll
 

Yes. Please see the previous post for links to the YouTube channel.
Happy Chanukah.


Re: JewishGen Talks: Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe #JewishGenUpdates #education

Eliyahu Allon
 

Although I signed up for this lecture and an earlier one on DNA origins, I missed both because of schedule conflicts. Are there recordings of these talks that I could listen to?

 

Regards,

 

Eliyahu Allon

eliallon@...

(O) 248.677.1159

(M) 248.259.1144

www.LinkedIn.com/in/edallon

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Nancy Siegel
Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 5:08 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] JewishGen Talks: Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe #JewishGenUpdates #education

 

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Alexander Beider.

 

Roots of Jews from Eastern Europe:

Names, Language, and History

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

 

About the Talk

According to the traditional point of view, the ancestors of all Ashkenazi Jews (including those from Eastern Europe) lived in the Middle Ages in the Rhineland, western Germany. This consideration is supported by the religious rite practiced by Ashkenazim that originated in the area in question. The provenance from Germany seems also to be confirmed by the daily use of Yiddish, a language whose German basis is on the surface. Further analysis of this language and the given names used by Jews in Eastern Europe reveals a more nuanced picture. Alongside the real migrants from the Rhineland, we find traces of Jewish ancestors who spoke Slavic languages in the Middle Ages and lived in the Czech lands as well as in the territories of modern western Ukraine and western Belarus. 



About the Speaker

Alexander Beider was born in Moscow in 1963. He studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, from which he received a PhD in applied mathematics (1989). Since 1990, he has lived with his family in Paris, France. In 2000, he received his second PhD, this time in the domain of Jewish Studies, from Sorbonne. 


Dr. Beider uses onomastics and linguistics as tools to unravel the history of the Jewish people. He has written a series of reference books dealing with the etymology of Jewish surnames, all published by Avotaynu Inc. They include: A
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire (1993, 2nd revised edition in 2008), Jewish Surnames in Prague (15th-18th centuries) (1994), A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland (1996), A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia (2004), A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Maghreb, Gibraltar, and Malta (2017), and A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Italy, France and “Portuguese” Communities (2019). His Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names (2001) is the reference study in the domain of traditional Yiddish first names. Origins of Yiddish Dialects (Oxford University Press, 2015) synthesizes scholarship on the subject for the half century since the publication of Max Weinreich's “History of the Yiddish Language” (1973) and, according to certain critics, represents a comprehensive and convincing revision of its esteemed predecessor, no less than a new standard work in the domain. Dr. Beider is also the designer of the linguistic part of the Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching method of computer-based searches for equivalent surnames.



Registration is free with a suggested donation.

Please click here to register now!




For more information regarding JewishGen Talks webinars, go to:

https://www.jewishgen.org/live



--
Nancy Siegel
Director of Communications
JewishGen.org
(San Francisco, California)
nsiegel@...




JewishGen Talks: New Recordings Available #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear Friends,
 
Recordings of our most recent two JewishGen Talks are now available via the JewishGen YouTube channel.
For a complete list of December JewishGen Talks, please visit: JewishGen.org/live.

Wishing you all a Happy Chanukah.
Avraham
 
Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org
 
PS. If you are in a position to do so, please consider contributing to our Fall Appeal. A gift of any amount will make a real difference. Gifts of $100+ qualify for premium features.





JewishGen Talks: Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with JewishGen.org #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

We invite you to attend another free presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with Inna Vayner and Yefim Kogan.
 
Workshop: Researching Your Bessarabian and Transnistria Jewish Roots with JewishGen.org
Sunday, December 13, 2020
12:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!
 
About the Talk
In this participatory workshop, we will share how to best search the JewishGen databases, as well as JewishGen.org/Bessarabia. Along the way, we will share histories, resources, data, and research tips to help each other research Jewish Genealogy in the region of the Bessarabia gubernia of the former Russian Empire (including parts of today's Moldova and Ukraine) as well as today's Transnistria region with sections of Kherson and Podolia gubernias. *Requires a JewishGen account and access to a computer.

About Inna Vayner & Yefim Kogan:
Inna Vayner was born in Tiraspol, Moldova and immigrated with her family to the United States in 2002. Inna is co-Director of the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division, and is also a professional genealogist and a founder of findyourcousins.com.

Yefim Kogan was born in Kishinev, Moldova. After immigrating from the USSR in 1989 he has engaged in extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim is co-Director of the JewishGen Bessarabia Research Division - which he organized in 2011 - and continues to work on multiple projects and present at conferences. In 2012, he received a Master's Degree in Jewish Liberal Studies from Hebrew College Boston, with a focus on Jewish Cultural History.

Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now!



Help 'Brisk Russian' puzzle on London Census #russia #records

mandy.molava@...
 

Hello
I have found the 1911 London Census for my great grandparents, it gives 'Brisk Russian' as the birthplace. After attending the Ancestry conference last year in London, spoke briefly with one of the Jewish speakers who really seemed to know her stuff, but said that when the Census was done, usually the nearest town was written, rather than the birthplace? And that Brest was in 2 places! Can anyone confirm these, please? I think I may have found a record in Russia, but I keep going back to the how and if, before I look any further. No other more recent records found with anything other than same on, too no ship records found for any other clues.

Thank you in advance 
Mandy Molava


How did my great grandmother travel to Ireland from Kyiv? #ukraine #general

jgexd7@...
 

Hello
My great grandmother Polly Fieldman was born in Kiev in 1889. She had a sister Leah (Lily) also born in Kiev about 1891. The other children were all born in Ireland.
The family (Polly and Leah and their parents Solomon /Samuel / David and Luby) travelled to Ireland around 1892 - 1893 and first settled in Dublin. My great great grandfather was named as Solomon / Samuel / David in different documents. We don't know when or where he died.
I had been led to believe that the family left on their migration via St. Petersburg but have no way to substantiate this.
Recently I saw something that indicated the family could have journeyed via Odessa.
There do not seem to be any passenger records for boats travelling to Ireland at the time. I wondered if anyone has any family who could have made a similar journey. Did they travel overland through Europe and then across England to get to Ireland?
I do know there are stories of migrants who wanted to get to America but the fare they had only allowed them to complete part of the journey.
My interest is in learning about the type of journey that the family had.
Thank you for reading this. Any help or guidance would be appreciated. It is important to me to know about the lives and ways of people and not just dates and places.
John Edwards


Re: Searching OGONTZ-OGINZ, Massachusetts, USA #usa

R Jaffer
 

The David Jacob in the WWII registration is his wife as the address is the same as found in a 1941 Boston directory in which both he and Indie are together. He is a painter as is the man in the WWI registration and 1927 Boston Directory. Since his first wife is still living in NY in 1940 according to their son George's WWII registration, David either abandoned or divorced his first wife. Indie and David first appear together in a 1933 directory. Obtaining a marriage cert from Boston is a complicated procedure.

Since the burial locations are not found on any online sites, I suggest you order the death certs from: https://www.boston.gov/departments/registry/how-get-death-certificate

The spelling below is taken from the death cert index on above site. Death records should list burial locations.

David Ogontz  6/10/1960
Indie Ogontz 11/05/1972
Lasser Bertelstein 07/15/1927
Easter Bertelesteine (Blume) 06/23/1929



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