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Seeking STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF in Witzenhausen before 1778 #germany

Ko Sturkop <ko@...>
 

Hello everybody,
Many years ago, when I joined this party, I mentioned I would like to know
if someone among you ever encountered the names STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF
or STARKOPF.

The family STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF used to live a.o. in Witzenhausen before 1778.
It might be that one of you found this name during his/her research.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards, Ko Sturkop @AmSturDam


German SIG #Germany Seeking STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF in Witzenhausen before 1778 #germany

Ko Sturkop <ko@...>
 

Hello everybody,
Many years ago, when I joined this party, I mentioned I would like to know
if someone among you ever encountered the names STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF
or STARKOPF.

The family STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF used to live a.o. in Witzenhausen before 1778.
It might be that one of you found this name during his/her research.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards, Ko Sturkop @AmSturDam


Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records? #hungary

tompa@...
 

If you want to read more detail about the deportation process from
Vienna to Budapest, at least as it happened in my family, I wrote some
of my father's family history a few years ago and posted it on a blog
I write. The deportation stories are at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/085-pressured.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/086-threats.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/087-nowhere.html

If you read these 3 posts in isolation, what you need to know to
follow them is that Apu and Anyu are the Hungarian names for Father
and Mother, and that their three sons are Hans, Peter, and Tibor.
Peter was my father.

If you want to read the whole family history >from 1919 to 1949, you
can find the links at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/archives/
The story starts on August 28, 2013.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching SCHUECK, FEIKS, RUZICKA, SCHREIBER, OESTREICHER, DUB,
BRODA in Bohemia; GOLDSCHMID, MARKUS in Hungary; FUCHS, WEISZ in
Slovakia

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Subject: Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records?
From: tompa@...
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:41:13 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Many Hungarian Jews were deported to Hungary soon after Austria's
Anschluss by Germany in March 1938. This was the case for my father
and his brother and parents in 1938. Being Hungarian, it wasn't a
matter of choosing where to flee: they weren't given a choice of where
to be deported. In the case of my father and his brother, they were
arrested, escorted on a train to the Hungarian border at Sopron by
police, and told to cross the border and never return.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Moderator: Please contact Martin off-list to continue discussion unless info may
be of general interest.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records? #hungary

tompa@...
 

If you want to read more detail about the deportation process from
Vienna to Budapest, at least as it happened in my family, I wrote some
of my father's family history a few years ago and posted it on a blog
I write. The deportation stories are at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/085-pressured.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/086-threats.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/087-nowhere.html

If you read these 3 posts in isolation, what you need to know to
follow them is that Apu and Anyu are the Hungarian names for Father
and Mother, and that their three sons are Hans, Peter, and Tibor.
Peter was my father.

If you want to read the whole family history >from 1919 to 1949, you
can find the links at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/archives/
The story starts on August 28, 2013.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching SCHUECK, FEIKS, RUZICKA, SCHREIBER, OESTREICHER, DUB,
BRODA in Bohemia; GOLDSCHMID, MARKUS in Hungary; FUCHS, WEISZ in
Slovakia

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Subject: Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records?
From: tompa@...
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:41:13 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Many Hungarian Jews were deported to Hungary soon after Austria's
Anschluss by Germany in March 1938. This was the case for my father
and his brother and parents in 1938. Being Hungarian, it wasn't a
matter of choosing where to flee: they weren't given a choice of where
to be deported. In the case of my father and his brother, they were
arrested, escorted on a train to the Hungarian border at Sopron by
police, and told to cross the border and never return.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Moderator: Please contact Martin off-list to continue discussion unless info may
be of general interest.


Volunteers needed who know Yiddish and MS Word #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is looking for Yiddish speakers who are
mildly proficient with using MS WORD and have about 2 to 3 hours a
week to devote to a project that publishes translations of Memorial
Books (Blach Buchs) of destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

We need help with translating captions of images and placing them into
newly translated books using MS Word in preparation for publishing.

The original books were written in the 1950s-1970s mostly in Yiddish
and some in Hebrew. The Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project has already
published 46 books.

People fluent in Yiddish with a knowledge of MS Word would be very
helpful to the project to facilitate our ability to publish books more
quickly. All work on the project is done by volunteers.

Books are sold at very low prices to enable this unique literature that
captures the intimate history of the Shtetls to be available to as many
people as possible. The project is part of JewishGen.org, the primary
source of Jewish genealogical information and it not-for-Profit.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html for a listing of all our
currently available books.

If you can help in any way please contact me directly at
joel.alpert@...

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of JewishGen


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Volunteers needed who know Yiddish and MS Word #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is looking for Yiddish speakers who are
mildly proficient with using MS WORD and have about 2 to 3 hours a
week to devote to a project that publishes translations of Memorial
Books (Blach Buchs) of destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

We need help with translating captions of images and placing them into
newly translated books using MS Word in preparation for publishing.

The original books were written in the 1950s-1970s mostly in Yiddish
and some in Hebrew. The Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project has already
published 46 books.

People fluent in Yiddish with a knowledge of MS Word would be very
helpful to the project to facilitate our ability to publish books more
quickly. All work on the project is done by volunteers.

Books are sold at very low prices to enable this unique literature that
captures the intimate history of the Shtetls to be available to as many
people as possible. The project is part of JewishGen.org, the primary
source of Jewish genealogical information and it not-for-Profit.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html for a listing of all our
currently available books.

If you can help in any way please contact me directly at
joel.alpert@...

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of JewishGen


Latvian FLEISHMANs? #latvia

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hello fellow researchers.

So I have long known that my MENDELSOHN family is >from Latvia for
generations. But I have now turned my attention to the mystery of my
maternal great-grandmother Yetta/Etta FLEISHMAN CUSHMAN, whose family
only knew her to be "Russian."

Etta left no paper trail in the US that would hint at her origins: no
civil marriage, no naturalization. Her story was that after her whole
family was killed in a pogrom, she came to the US alone as a teenager.
She was born in about 1873.

I have found a "Jetty/Jette Fleishman" arriving in NY on the "State of
California" in October of 1891 by way of Hamburg and Glasgow. She is 18,
traveling alone, and >from "Libau." I believe this could possibly be
her.

But there are absolutely no records on the Usdin site of a Jetty
Fleishman being born in Liepaja anywhere >from 1870-1878. I asked the
Latvian archives to search, too, and they couldn't find her.

So my question is this: if, hypothetically, this is my
great-grandmother, where else might I check for other vital records that
would peg it as her? Is there another city nearby I should be looking
at? I do know her father's name and I have some hints as to her
mother's.
Any advice welcome.
Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvian FLEISHMANs? #latvia

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hello fellow researchers.

So I have long known that my MENDELSOHN family is >from Latvia for
generations. But I have now turned my attention to the mystery of my
maternal great-grandmother Yetta/Etta FLEISHMAN CUSHMAN, whose family
only knew her to be "Russian."

Etta left no paper trail in the US that would hint at her origins: no
civil marriage, no naturalization. Her story was that after her whole
family was killed in a pogrom, she came to the US alone as a teenager.
She was born in about 1873.

I have found a "Jetty/Jette Fleishman" arriving in NY on the "State of
California" in October of 1891 by way of Hamburg and Glasgow. She is 18,
traveling alone, and >from "Libau." I believe this could possibly be
her.

But there are absolutely no records on the Usdin site of a Jetty
Fleishman being born in Liepaja anywhere >from 1870-1878. I asked the
Latvian archives to search, too, and they couldn't find her.

So my question is this: if, hypothetically, this is my
great-grandmother, where else might I check for other vital records that
would peg it as her? Is there another city nearby I should be looking
at? I do know her father's name and I have some hints as to her
mother's.
Any advice welcome.
Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


Re: How to interpret "% Jewish" in a DNA report? #dna

Janette Silverman
 

Sandra Jean Breemes wrote: I recently found out that on Ancestry I am 20%
Jewish and on 23andme I am 23% Jewish a fact that I didn't know. I am
wondering if by the amount you can tell how far back in my line this is? I
would love to know which side it is on but that is something I guess I
will never know.

One way to find out is to do the FtDNA mitochondrial test to see if the
Jewish connection is on your mother's side.

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
Lead Co-Chair 36th IAJGS Conference in Seattle Aug 7-12, 2016


DNA Research #DNA Re: How to interpret "% Jewish" in a DNA report? #dna

Janette Silverman
 

Sandra Jean Breemes wrote: I recently found out that on Ancestry I am 20%
Jewish and on 23andme I am 23% Jewish a fact that I didn't know. I am
wondering if by the amount you can tell how far back in my line this is? I
would love to know which side it is on but that is something I guess I
will never know.

One way to find out is to do the FtDNA mitochondrial test to see if the
Jewish connection is on your mother's side.

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
Lead Co-Chair 36th IAJGS Conference in Seattle Aug 7-12, 2016


Prof. Dov Levin #lithuania

Ted Ashkenazy <tia@...>
 

I am searching for Prof. Dov Levin (Jerusalem).

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with contact information.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Prof. Dov Levin #lithuania

Ted Ashkenazy <tia@...>
 

I am searching for Prof. Dov Levin (Jerusalem).

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with contact information.


Re: austriaczech digest: July 02, 2016 #austria-czech

tompa@...
 

If you want to read more detail about the deportation process from
Vienna to Budapest, at least as it happened in my family, I wrote some
of my father's family history a few years ago and posted it on a blog
I write. The deportation stories are at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/085-pressured.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/086-threats.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/087-nowhere.html

If you read these 3 posts in isolation, what you need to know to
follow them is that Apu and Anyu are the Hungarian names for Father
and Mother, and that their three sons are Hans, Peter, and Tibor.
Peter was my father.

If you want to read the whole family history >from 1919 to 1949, you
can find the links at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/archives/
The story starts on August 28, 2013.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching SCHUECK, FEIKS, RUZICKA, SCHREIBER, OESTREICHER, DUB,
BRODA in Bohemia; GOLDSCHMID, MARKUS in Hungary; FUCHS, WEISZ in
Slovakia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: austriaczech digest: July 02, 2016 #austria-czech

tompa@...
 

If you want to read more detail about the deportation process from
Vienna to Budapest, at least as it happened in my family, I wrote some
of my father's family history a few years ago and posted it on a blog
I write. The deportation stories are at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/085-pressured.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/086-threats.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/087-nowhere.html

If you read these 3 posts in isolation, what you need to know to
follow them is that Apu and Anyu are the Hungarian names for Father
and Mother, and that their three sons are Hans, Peter, and Tibor.
Peter was my father.

If you want to read the whole family history >from 1919 to 1949, you
can find the links at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/archives/
The story starts on August 28, 2013.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching SCHUECK, FEIKS, RUZICKA, SCHREIBER, OESTREICHER, DUB,
BRODA in Bohemia; GOLDSCHMID, MARKUS in Hungary; FUCHS, WEISZ in
Slovakia


IAJGS Austria Czech Luncheon #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

Just a reminder! The final date for signup to the Austria Czech Luncheon is Sunday, July 10.
Our speaker, Thomas Fuerth, is sure to give us interesting information in his talk on "Life in the
Prague Judenstadt 1790-1910". Many of us have family who moved to Prague in the 1860's to
1890's >from small communities. I'm sure there will be helpful insights to be gained. Please join
us for lunch

Vera Finberg
Austria Czech Conference Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Austria Czech Luncheon #austria-czech

vera.finberg@...
 

Just a reminder! The final date for signup to the Austria Czech Luncheon is Sunday, July 10.
Our speaker, Thomas Fuerth, is sure to give us interesting information in his talk on "Life in the
Prague Judenstadt 1790-1910". Many of us have family who moved to Prague in the 1860's to
1890's >from small communities. I'm sure there will be helpful insights to be gained. Please join
us for lunch

Vera Finberg
Austria Czech Conference Coordinator


JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County July 10 Meeting: Genealogy In the Round: Successes, Failures, Artifacts, Brick Walls #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet on Sunday, July 10 >from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Our meeting is co-sponsored by and held at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E
Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

Topic: Genealogy in the Round: Successes, Failures, Artifacts and
Brick Walls

Program: Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall,
or genealogical artifact! This is ** your ** meeting! We all learn >from one
another, take this opportunity to share your genealogical story, success or
failure, ask questions about your brick walls, and more! We hold this
meeting annually and it is always a big hit!

If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen
at president@.... Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to
share, depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV
member or a potential member, we'd love to hear your genealogical story.

Traveling Library will have category A and B books. To see which they
are you can check on our website under Library- traveling: www.jgscv.org
The Traveling Library will be available starting at 1:00 p.m.

Schmoozing Corner will be facilitated by Hal Bookbinder , JGSCV
founding member. The "corner" starts at 1:10 PM

For directions and other information about JGSCV please see our website
at: www.JGSCV.org

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. The meeting is open
to the public.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you on July 10

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County July 10 Meeting: Genealogy In the Round: Successes, Failures, Artifacts, Brick Walls #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet on Sunday, July 10 >from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Our meeting is co-sponsored by and held at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E
Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

Topic: Genealogy in the Round: Successes, Failures, Artifacts and
Brick Walls

Program: Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall,
or genealogical artifact! This is ** your ** meeting! We all learn >from one
another, take this opportunity to share your genealogical story, success or
failure, ask questions about your brick walls, and more! We hold this
meeting annually and it is always a big hit!

If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen
at president@.... Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to
share, depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV
member or a potential member, we'd love to hear your genealogical story.

Traveling Library will have category A and B books. To see which they
are you can check on our website under Library- traveling: www.jgscv.org
The Traveling Library will be available starting at 1:00 p.m.

Schmoozing Corner will be facilitated by Hal Bookbinder , JGSCV
founding member. The "corner" starts at 1:10 PM

For directions and other information about JGSCV please see our website
at: www.JGSCV.org

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. The meeting is open
to the public.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you on July 10

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


gramitne #ukraine

Hannah Berliner Fischthal
 

I am translating a Yiddish letter >from 1936. The writer says that Chana did not have a "gramitne" so somebody else had to sign for the money. Any ideas what this is?

Thanks,
Hannah
Jamaica, New York
HannahBF@...


More new records #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Following up on my previous message about the potential of new documents
from the CAHJP, we can acquire the 1795 revision lists,
from the Kiev archives (GAKO)for:
Radomsyl, Brailov, Brusilov, Korotyshev, Malin, Khodorkov, Rozhev,
Chernobyl, Khabno, Radmyclskii, Ivankov, Gornostaipol and Steblev

Stay tuned - there are more revision lists and tomorrow I will post
details about another one!

Thanks to those of you who already made donations towards the $2,800 we
need to acquire all of the data.

Janette