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Re: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Could it not just be an abbreviated "Ernest" for Ernestine?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany

Ronald Wallace @ronaldw6 asked:

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.
I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.
However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.
Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.


German SIG #Germany Re: Could Ernst be a Girl's name? #germany

Fritz Neubauer
 

Could it not just be an abbreviated "Ernest" for Ernestine?

Fritz Neubauer, North Germany

Ronald Wallace @ronaldw6 asked:

I recently found a photograph of my Great Grandparents together with their
six children. The picture was taken about 1892 in Berlin.
I have everyone's birth dates confirmed both by Birth Certificates and
entries in our Family Bible.
However the ages of the youngest 3 children make no sense unless one of them
named Ernst is in fact a girl.
Does anyone have any knowledge of whether Girls in the late 1800's
(1870-1880) might have been called Ernst. This is the only way that the
picture would make any sense.


ViewMate Request for Cyrillic Russian of Death Record for Szolim Perla #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I've posted a death record #143 1887, Lomza, Poland for Szolim Perla, son
of Izrael Wigdor Perla in Cyrillic Russian for which I need a full
translation. I am most interested in both parents names, age, and if given
cause of death and any survivors. It is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48029

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

Searching:
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Request for Cyrillic Russian of Death Record for Szolim Perla #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I've posted a death record #143 1887, Lomza, Poland for Szolim Perla, son
of Izrael Wigdor Perla in Cyrillic Russian for which I need a full
translation. I am most interested in both parents names, age, and if given
cause of death and any survivors. It is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48029

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA , USA

Searching:
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes


Viewmate Polish Death Record Translation - Cyrillic or Russian #general

Judy Brodkey
 

I would appreciate your help in translating a death record >from Leczna in
Poland. Based on what others have told me, it may be Cyrillic or some form
of Russian.

The image is on Viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48030

Please respond via ViewMate.

Thank you very much.

Judy Brodkey
Portland, Oregon
labyrinthjourney@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Polish Death Record Translation - Cyrillic or Russian #general

Judy Brodkey
 

I would appreciate your help in translating a death record >from Leczna in
Poland. Based on what others have told me, it may be Cyrillic or some form
of Russian.

The image is on Viewmate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM48030

Please respond via ViewMate.

Thank you very much.

Judy Brodkey
Portland, Oregon
labyrinthjourney@...


Re: Photo request for two headstones, Har Jehuda Cemetery, Philadelphia area #general

Joe Lewis
 

Hi Genners,

Jeremy Frankel posted a request for a photograph of headstones in Har
Jehuda Cemetery, per the post below on June 17.

I also have a request for a photograph of a headstone at the same
cemetery, so if anyone is able to go there, it would be great to get
two requests at once.

Please contact me off list if you are able to get there.

Thank you,

Joe Lewis
Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Searching for:
LEWINSKY/LEWISKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
KRICHEVSKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
WOLINSKY, Zolotonosha, Ukraine
SCHARNOWSKY/SCHARNOVSKY, Belilovka, Russia
RUBCHINSKY, Belilovka, Russia

<< Dear Genners,

I have a request for two headstone photographs in the Har Jehuda Cemetery
in the Upper Darby/Havertown area of Philadelphia. I have the exact
burial locations.
...
Jeremy G Frankel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photo request for two headstones, Har Jehuda Cemetery, Philadelphia area #general

Joe Lewis
 

Hi Genners,

Jeremy Frankel posted a request for a photograph of headstones in Har
Jehuda Cemetery, per the post below on June 17.

I also have a request for a photograph of a headstone at the same
cemetery, so if anyone is able to go there, it would be great to get
two requests at once.

Please contact me off list if you are able to get there.

Thank you,

Joe Lewis
Sherman Oaks, California, USA

Searching for:
LEWINSKY/LEWISKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
KRICHEVSKY, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine
WOLINSKY, Zolotonosha, Ukraine
SCHARNOWSKY/SCHARNOVSKY, Belilovka, Russia
RUBCHINSKY, Belilovka, Russia

<< Dear Genners,

I have a request for two headstone photographs in the Har Jehuda Cemetery
in the Upper Darby/Havertown area of Philadelphia. I have the exact
burial locations.
...
Jeremy G Frankel


Issue 126 of Genealo-J #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.
The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen's birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen's parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon's medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let's finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l'Echiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius' fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius' eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Issue 126 of Genealo-J #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.
The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen's birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen's parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon's medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let's finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l'Echiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius' fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius' eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Brick wall with ELKANUS - Levy? #general

Marc I. Leavey, M.D.
 

I have been researching my paternal family, currently LEAVEY but was
LEVEY and LEVY over the last three generations. Hyman/Chaim LEVY
immigrated in about 1872, settling in the Philadelphia, PA area, and
ultimately having nine children. The eldest, Israel Moshe - later
Morris Israel - Levy (later Leavey) was my grandfather. With a family
story of the family name being "Elkes" or similar, I have found a
possible lead as ELKANUS in Poland, but can find no one linking to or
researching that name. Does anyone have any connection to that name or
family?

Feel free to respond privately or in the group. Many thanks.

Marc Leavey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brick wall with ELKANUS - Levy? #general

Marc I. Leavey, M.D.
 

I have been researching my paternal family, currently LEAVEY but was
LEVEY and LEVY over the last three generations. Hyman/Chaim LEVY
immigrated in about 1872, settling in the Philadelphia, PA area, and
ultimately having nine children. The eldest, Israel Moshe - later
Morris Israel - Levy (later Leavey) was my grandfather. With a family
story of the family name being "Elkes" or similar, I have found a
possible lead as ELKANUS in Poland, but can find no one linking to or
researching that name. Does anyone have any connection to that name or
family?

Feel free to respond privately or in the group. Many thanks.

Marc Leavey


Issue 126 of Genealo-J #general

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.
The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen's birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen's parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon's medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let's finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l'Echiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius' fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius' eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issue 126 of Genealo-J #general

Georges Graner
 

Issue 126 of Genealo-J, the Journal of the French Jewish genealogical
Society (CGJ) has just been published.
The cover of this issue shows the portrait of Tobias Koen (1763-1849).
He was the podiatrist of Emperor Napoleon and of Empress Josephine and
after the fall of Napoleon, the podiatrist of King Charles X. Bernard
Lyon-Caen knew he had a vague relationship with this man but he was
surprised to discover he actually was his own ancestor. He found that
Koen's birthplace was one of the several cities called Muhlhausen in
Germany, specifically the one at 20 km >from Bamberg, in Bavaria.
Lyon-Caen visited Muhlhausen and found the tomb of Tobias Moses and
Ribika, Koen's parents. During his long life Koen lived through the
reigns of five kings, one emperor and two republics. It should be noted
that Koen was the only Jew among the 38 members of Napoleon's medical
staff. Tobias had six children and more than 600 descendents of which
Lyon-Caen gives an extensive list. Let's finish by a small amusing
detail. Tobias Koen had for a while his Parisian office at 27 rue de
l'Echiquier, within a few meters of the place where our society moved
two months ago, at number 16 of the same street.
Anne-Marie Fribourg was interested in the Laufer family and especially
in Madeleine Laufer (1808-1865) and her illegitimate children. They were
born in Foussemagne, Morvillars and Ensisheim, all situated in Alsace.

Between 1846 and 1947 about 250 foreigners of Jewish origin who had
immigrated to Barcelona (Spain) or were born there decided to convert to
Catholicism. Martine Berthelot-Puig-Moreno analyzed their cases through
the archives of Barcelona diocese. Ten percent of these persons
converted between 1931 and 1936, none during the Spanish Civil war
(1936-1939) and 66% between 1939 and 1947, when the government of Franco
was a friend of the Nazis and when it was dangerous to appear as a Jew.
The author shows how the foreign family names were wrongly transcribed
and how the given names were hispanized or were accompanied by Spanish
names. After World War II, a certain number of these people went back to
Judaism. But several of them did not go back to Judaism but,
nevertheless, were buried in the Jewish cemetery.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, who is our specialist of Hebrew palaeography, spent
twenty years to find the mohelbuch of Dambach, Alsace (1669-1727). This
register of circumcisions was written by David Levy, born in 1646, and
is pasted in the pages on an old ritual book (a mahzor) printed in
Venice in 1568. Eliane has deciphered all details of this manuscript
including several anecdotes written in the judeo-alsatian dialect. She
gives a detailed analysis of the 293 circumcisions of boys belonging to
a dozen of different communities.

The French Cour Constitutionnelle is roughly the equivalent of the U.S.
Supreme Court but its members are appointed for a nine-year term only.
Recently, on March 8, 2016, the president of this Court, Jean-Louis
Debre transmitted his responsibility to his successor Laurent Fabius.
These two presidents knew that both had Jewish ancestors but they did
not know they were cousins. To proof this was a child game for our
members. They proved that Debre and Fabius had four different common
ancestors : Akiba Elie Trenel (~1710-1774), Salomon Israel Zay
(~1540-1627), Mardochee Halphen (~1555-1631) and Isaac Hesse (~1660 -
<1715). The three former lived and died in Metz, the last one in
Puttelange (Moselle). Within the Trenel branch, Debre is Fabius' fifth
cousin, once removed. Within the Hesse branch, Debre is Fabius' eighth
cousin, once removed.

Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org


Daniel Levy (1837- ) of Guernsey, Channel Islands #unitedkingdom

Sue Levy
 

This is a very long shot.

Daniel Levy was the youngest son of Mark Levy (b. Plymouth, England 1800, d.
Guernsey 1848) and his wife Mary (nee Lambert, b. Christchurch, Dorset 1804,
d. Guernsey 1839), born in the Channel Islands about 1837.

Daniel's last address that we can find was in Devon, England in the 1851
census, when he was living with a Marks family, presumably his stepmother's
brother and family. After that he could have gone anywhere - America
perhaps. Who knows?

Daniel's siblings all made their way to Australia and New Zealand in the
1850-60s and we have masses of detail about their descendants and their
lives.

The picture would be complete if we could track down a family tree with him
near the head, or find evidence of his death.

Any help would be appreciated. More information available to anyone who
recognizes him.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia
slevy@...

Researching LEVY (Devon, Channel Islands, Australia, NZ); MORDECAI LEVI
(Devon, NZ, Australia)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Daniel Levy (1837- ) of Guernsey, Channel Islands #unitedkingdom

Sue Levy
 

This is a very long shot.

Daniel Levy was the youngest son of Mark Levy (b. Plymouth, England 1800, d.
Guernsey 1848) and his wife Mary (nee Lambert, b. Christchurch, Dorset 1804,
d. Guernsey 1839), born in the Channel Islands about 1837.

Daniel's last address that we can find was in Devon, England in the 1851
census, when he was living with a Marks family, presumably his stepmother's
brother and family. After that he could have gone anywhere - America
perhaps. Who knows?

Daniel's siblings all made their way to Australia and New Zealand in the
1850-60s and we have masses of detail about their descendants and their
lives.

The picture would be complete if we could track down a family tree with him
near the head, or find evidence of his death.

Any help would be appreciated. More information available to anyone who
recognizes him.

Sue Levy
Perth, Australia
slevy@...

Researching LEVY (Devon, Channel Islands, Australia, NZ); MORDECAI LEVI
(Devon, NZ, Australia)


Genealogical Research at Minsk Archives for Marriage and Birth Records #general

Miriam Klepper
 

My granddaughter is going to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah next year. My
daughter asked me to help with my granddaughter's Bar Mitzvah project.
My granddaughter had wanted to talk about the Great-Aunt she'd never
known who was killed by the Nazis during the Shoah.

This great Aunt would have been the half-sister I'd never met, the
daughter of my father's first wife Leah Larinski, probably born in the
mid-1930's. My father had been born in Lida Belarus, in November 15,
1911and that's where I presume that he'd lived with his first wife until
the Shoah, or possible in Vilna, Lithuania. Both the first wife and my
half-sister were killed sometime between 1939 and 1945.

I don't know my half-sister's name as there was no mention of it in the
Bad Aarolsen records. The first wife's name was listed in the Buchenwald
intake records when my father was first incarcerated there in 1943, but
no mention of the child's name. I've searched Jewishgen databases, and
couldn't even find a mention of a Leah Larinski, the first wife. I'm
looking for a both a marriage record and a birth record.

I'd contacted Miriam Weiner of Roots to Roots earlier this week to hire
her research organization to send a researcher to the Minsk archives. I
was dismayed to learn, that her organization consisted of one person who
dutifully trekked to the archives herself to research for whomever had
hired her, and that she was retiring >from such daunting tasks.

It was also very discouraging to hear that thanks to new laws passed since
September 11, 2000, only direct descendants can go to the archives for
genealogical research, and there is a delay of 100 years before one
could actually access the archives.

Complicating matters, according to Ms. Weiner, is that when my father
applied for a marriage license in New York City in 1947, he stated that
he was never married. It's probably something a lot of Holocaust survivors
did when they remarried after the war - they didn't want to have to go to
court to declare the first wife dead, and wait 7 years before they could
remarry. He probably had no documentation to prove she'd died, most
certainly since the Nazis did not keep written records of all those they'd
killed, either in mass shootings, or in gassing their innocent victims.

I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to get the research
done that I need. Ms. Weiner told me that there are researchers out
there who are scam artists, and I should beware of someone who would
just take my money and give me nothing to show for it. My daughter
suggested that perhaps she and I should make a trip to Minsk, Belarus,
but that would involve hiring a researcher over there who spoke both
English and Russian, who could accompany us to the Minsk archives.

Please contact Miriam Klepper privately at bubbieluvs6@..., to
provide me with any guidance in this matter. Thank you.

Miriam Klepper

MODERATOR NOTE: Be sure to check out the JewishGen InfoFile, "Finding a
Professional Genealogist." This list includes researchers recommended by
other JewishGenners. http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical Research at Minsk Archives for Marriage and Birth Records #general

Miriam Klepper
 

My granddaughter is going to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah next year. My
daughter asked me to help with my granddaughter's Bar Mitzvah project.
My granddaughter had wanted to talk about the Great-Aunt she'd never
known who was killed by the Nazis during the Shoah.

This great Aunt would have been the half-sister I'd never met, the
daughter of my father's first wife Leah Larinski, probably born in the
mid-1930's. My father had been born in Lida Belarus, in November 15,
1911and that's where I presume that he'd lived with his first wife until
the Shoah, or possible in Vilna, Lithuania. Both the first wife and my
half-sister were killed sometime between 1939 and 1945.

I don't know my half-sister's name as there was no mention of it in the
Bad Aarolsen records. The first wife's name was listed in the Buchenwald
intake records when my father was first incarcerated there in 1943, but
no mention of the child's name. I've searched Jewishgen databases, and
couldn't even find a mention of a Leah Larinski, the first wife. I'm
looking for a both a marriage record and a birth record.

I'd contacted Miriam Weiner of Roots to Roots earlier this week to hire
her research organization to send a researcher to the Minsk archives. I
was dismayed to learn, that her organization consisted of one person who
dutifully trekked to the archives herself to research for whomever had
hired her, and that she was retiring >from such daunting tasks.

It was also very discouraging to hear that thanks to new laws passed since
September 11, 2000, only direct descendants can go to the archives for
genealogical research, and there is a delay of 100 years before one
could actually access the archives.

Complicating matters, according to Ms. Weiner, is that when my father
applied for a marriage license in New York City in 1947, he stated that
he was never married. It's probably something a lot of Holocaust survivors
did when they remarried after the war - they didn't want to have to go to
court to declare the first wife dead, and wait 7 years before they could
remarry. He probably had no documentation to prove she'd died, most
certainly since the Nazis did not keep written records of all those they'd
killed, either in mass shootings, or in gassing their innocent victims.

I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to get the research
done that I need. Ms. Weiner told me that there are researchers out
there who are scam artists, and I should beware of someone who would
just take my money and give me nothing to show for it. My daughter
suggested that perhaps she and I should make a trip to Minsk, Belarus,
but that would involve hiring a researcher over there who spoke both
English and Russian, who could accompany us to the Minsk archives.

Please contact Miriam Klepper privately at bubbieluvs6@..., to
provide me with any guidance in this matter. Thank you.

Miriam Klepper

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Finding the BORNSTEIN family in Poland. #general

Bent Bornstein <mail@...>
 

Hi

I am looking for family in Poland.

I know the name of my great-grandfather, Rabbi Chanoch Henrich BORNSTEIN,
but am missing al and his family.

His son was Abraham (Avraham) Meir BORNSTEIN Born: 17.08.1888 in Poland.
Deid in Copenhagen in 14.04.1965

His wife was; Malka SZAJNIAK 1888- 1967

I have photos of the gravestone.

I need some help to find the town of Chanoch Henrich Bornstein, and other
data.

Best
Bent Bornstein
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding the BORNSTEIN family in Poland. #general

Bent Bornstein <mail@...>
 

Hi

I am looking for family in Poland.

I know the name of my great-grandfather, Rabbi Chanoch Henrich BORNSTEIN,
but am missing al and his family.

His son was Abraham (Avraham) Meir BORNSTEIN Born: 17.08.1888 in Poland.
Deid in Copenhagen in 14.04.1965

His wife was; Malka SZAJNIAK 1888- 1967

I have photos of the gravestone.

I need some help to find the town of Chanoch Henrich Bornstein, and other
data.

Best
Bent Bornstein
Denmark