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Handout from Get Your Questions Answered by the German Research Experts #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

At the recent IAJGS Conference, Roger Lustig, GerSIG's Research
Director and I ran a session called Get Your Questions Answered by the
German Research Experts.

We have written up our answers to the questions we answered and have
published them here: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3F

If you save the handout to your computer, all the links are click-able.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com London UK


German SIG #Germany Handout from Get Your Questions Answered by the German Research Experts #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

At the recent IAJGS Conference, Roger Lustig, GerSIG's Research
Director and I ran a session called Get Your Questions Answered by the
German Research Experts.

We have written up our answers to the questions we answered and have
published them here: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3F

If you save the handout to your computer, all the links are click-able.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com London UK


Swimming #austria-czech

lilotmoorman@...
 

Thank you to all for your responses to my inquiry. Because my father,
Fritz Schuller, did not swim for Hakoah, and had declined to compete in
the 1928 Olympics because by then the butterfly had been superseded by
the Australian crawl, I have so far found no records of his exploits.
But your suggestions have been most helpful, and I will continue to
research it.
Lilot Schueller Moorman


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Swimming #austria-czech

lilotmoorman@...
 

Thank you to all for your responses to my inquiry. Because my father,
Fritz Schuller, did not swim for Hakoah, and had declined to compete in
the 1928 Olympics because by then the butterfly had been superseded by
the Australian crawl, I have so far found no records of his exploits.
But your suggestions have been most helpful, and I will continue to
research it.
Lilot Schueller Moorman


ViewMate photo identification request #austria-czech

yosadeh@...
 

Hello

I've posted a photo of my grandfather, Samuel Mazes, who lived in
Nadworna. He served in the Austro-Hungarian army as seen in the photo.
from the text on the back of the photo I know that the photo was taken
in Wien and that near Samuel appear another soldier named Jakob
Zweifler and also two civilians. See more information in the full
translation of the German text on the back of the picture.

The photo is displayed on the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the number 49851.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49851

My questions

Anyone recognizes Jakob Zweifler or the civilians?

How is Coney Island related to this picture?

What can we learn >from the uniforms of the soldiers? Ranks? Their unit?

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application

Thanks for any help

Yosi Sadeh


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate photo identification request #austria-czech

yosadeh@...
 

Hello

I've posted a photo of my grandfather, Samuel Mazes, who lived in
Nadworna. He served in the Austro-Hungarian army as seen in the photo.
from the text on the back of the photo I know that the photo was taken
in Wien and that near Samuel appear another soldier named Jakob
Zweifler and also two civilians. See more information in the full
translation of the German text on the back of the picture.

The photo is displayed on the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the number 49851.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49851

My questions

Anyone recognizes Jakob Zweifler or the civilians?

How is Coney Island related to this picture?

What can we learn >from the uniforms of the soldiers? Ranks? Their unit?

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application

Thanks for any help

Yosi Sadeh


Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society August 28th, 2016 Event #general

Susan Rosin
 

The Orange County (CA) Jewish Genealogical Society is holding a meeting on
August 28th, 2016.

The meeting will be held at:
Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

***

Topic: IAJGS 2016 Highlights
Members of the group will present what they learnt and accomplished during
the IAJGS 2016 in Seattle.

***

Admission: $5

***

Susan Rosin
msrosin@roadrunner.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society August 28th, 2016 Event #general

Susan Rosin
 

The Orange County (CA) Jewish Genealogical Society is holding a meeting on
August 28th, 2016.

The meeting will be held at:
Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

***

Topic: IAJGS 2016 Highlights
Members of the group will present what they learnt and accomplished during
the IAJGS 2016 in Seattle.

***

Admission: $5

***

Susan Rosin
msrosin@roadrunner.com


History of the Jewish community of Standerton #southafrica

Bramie Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

The Country Communities Project is currently documenting the history of the
Jewish community of Standerton and would appreciate hearing >from former and
current residents of the town. The Project group is particularly interested in
photos of families, the family business, photos of communal events and photos of
general interest.

Please contact Elona Steinfeld, the Research Co-ordinator, directly at

SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
Phone: +27-11-645-2598
Email: museum@beyachad.co.za

For more information on the project, see http://www.jewishcountrylife.co.za/

Thanks.
Bramie Lenhoff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica History of the Jewish community of Standerton #southafrica

Bramie Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

The Country Communities Project is currently documenting the history of the
Jewish community of Standerton and would appreciate hearing >from former and
current residents of the town. The Project group is particularly interested in
photos of families, the family business, photos of communal events and photos of
general interest.

Please contact Elona Steinfeld, the Research Co-ordinator, directly at

SA Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth
Phone: +27-11-645-2598
Email: museum@beyachad.co.za

For more information on the project, see http://www.jewishcountrylife.co.za/

Thanks.
Bramie Lenhoff


Re: INTRO - researching EISENSTADT family from (latterly) Berlin #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Russell:

I'd forget about BLUEMKE. Richard Bluemke was an agent for yarn, dyes,
etc. in Berlin in the first decade of the 20thC or so. In 1907 Hugo
EISENSTADT appears in the Berlin address book as a factory director; but
in 1914 he's an agent for companies abroad. Later books have him selling
raw materials for the textile industry, incl. yarn. Bluemke is no longer
listed (at least, not with his business). "Vorm." means
"vormalig"--"previously"--but that generally refers to the business, not
to the person, i.e., this is not an indication that he was adopted. I'd
say Hugo bought Richard's book of business, and set up his stationery to
show the continuity of his agency.

As to birth certificates: unless the annexes (supporting documents) to
Hugo's marriage exist, which is occasionally the case, you're unlikely
to find it, since he was born in Hammerstein in West Prussia, where the
surviving registers begin at 1900.

Sorry not to have anything positive!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 8/21/2016 6:29 AM, Russell Eisen ella99@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
Hello GerSig,

My primary research goal is to help fill in the blanks for my father
in terms of the family history, lost when they left Berlin in 1938.
A short background on the EISENSTADT family history, leading to one
question and one crucial impasse I've now reached.
My great-great-great grandfather Israel Tuvia EISESTADT, buried in Warsaw,
wrote a book, Da'at Kedoshim, published 1897 in Russia tracing various
families, including the EISENSTADTS. Using this and other documents
I've managed to re-construct most the family tree, although I've not
yet uploaded to JGFF.
My JGFF Researcher ID number is 353851.
My great-great grandfather Abraham EISENSTADT was Cantor to the Jewish
community in Berlin >from around 1890 to 1910. He published a collection
of liturgies called Alt-israelitische Gesange I and II, published in
Berlin, 1897. I've tried to find out more details about his life as a
Cantor, but have not managed to turn anything up. The Berlin archivists
have not managed to provide any details so am at a loss as to what else
to try.
from a religious perspective, everyone up to and including Abraham was not
a Kohen - this is evidenced either by gravestones or written narrative.
However my great-grandfather Hugo EISENSTADT, who died in the UK in 1939
(although I've not been able to trace a grave, and neither for his wife
Anita Chaiya who died in 1955), was a Kohen.
The working assumption, >from various circumstantial evidence, is that
Hugo was adopted. I recently posted on viewmate a letter written in
1914 >from Hugo to the Chief Rabbi of Denmark, on a totally unrelated
matter. However of interest the letter was on letterhead which stated
Hugo EISENSTADT (Vorm. Richard BLUMKE). Very odd, put possibly more
evidence that Hugo was adopted.
So I've hit a brick wall in how to try and trace further details about Hugo.
I'm not aware of any adoption records, and have not been able to find a
birth certificate >from Hugo, which based on his marriage certificate he
was born on 9 November 1882 and married on 28 February 1907.
So it may well be that my family history is not even that of the
EISENSTADTs but rather BLUMKE! But I'm not sure how to look futher.


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - researching EISENSTADT family from (latterly) Berlin #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Russell:

I'd forget about BLUEMKE. Richard Bluemke was an agent for yarn, dyes,
etc. in Berlin in the first decade of the 20thC or so. In 1907 Hugo
EISENSTADT appears in the Berlin address book as a factory director; but
in 1914 he's an agent for companies abroad. Later books have him selling
raw materials for the textile industry, incl. yarn. Bluemke is no longer
listed (at least, not with his business). "Vorm." means
"vormalig"--"previously"--but that generally refers to the business, not
to the person, i.e., this is not an indication that he was adopted. I'd
say Hugo bought Richard's book of business, and set up his stationery to
show the continuity of his agency.

As to birth certificates: unless the annexes (supporting documents) to
Hugo's marriage exist, which is occasionally the case, you're unlikely
to find it, since he was born in Hammerstein in West Prussia, where the
surviving registers begin at 1900.

Sorry not to have anything positive!

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 8/21/2016 6:29 AM, Russell Eisen ella99@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
Hello GerSig,

My primary research goal is to help fill in the blanks for my father
in terms of the family history, lost when they left Berlin in 1938.
A short background on the EISENSTADT family history, leading to one
question and one crucial impasse I've now reached.
My great-great-great grandfather Israel Tuvia EISESTADT, buried in Warsaw,
wrote a book, Da'at Kedoshim, published 1897 in Russia tracing various
families, including the EISENSTADTS. Using this and other documents
I've managed to re-construct most the family tree, although I've not
yet uploaded to JGFF.
My JGFF Researcher ID number is 353851.
My great-great grandfather Abraham EISENSTADT was Cantor to the Jewish
community in Berlin >from around 1890 to 1910. He published a collection
of liturgies called Alt-israelitische Gesange I and II, published in
Berlin, 1897. I've tried to find out more details about his life as a
Cantor, but have not managed to turn anything up. The Berlin archivists
have not managed to provide any details so am at a loss as to what else
to try.
from a religious perspective, everyone up to and including Abraham was not
a Kohen - this is evidenced either by gravestones or written narrative.
However my great-grandfather Hugo EISENSTADT, who died in the UK in 1939
(although I've not been able to trace a grave, and neither for his wife
Anita Chaiya who died in 1955), was a Kohen.
The working assumption, >from various circumstantial evidence, is that
Hugo was adopted. I recently posted on viewmate a letter written in
1914 >from Hugo to the Chief Rabbi of Denmark, on a totally unrelated
matter. However of interest the letter was on letterhead which stated
Hugo EISENSTADT (Vorm. Richard BLUMKE). Very odd, put possibly more
evidence that Hugo was adopted.
So I've hit a brick wall in how to try and trace further details about Hugo.
I'm not aware of any adoption records, and have not been able to find a
birth certificate >from Hugo, which based on his marriage certificate he
was born on 9 November 1882 and married on 28 February 1907.
So it may well be that my family history is not even that of the
EISENSTADTs but rather BLUMKE! But I'm not sure how to look futher.


Someone who can film a town in Poland for me. #general

Robert Tachna
 

Does anyone know of anyone who I can go to to hire to make a video of my
ancestors town of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Back in 1997 I hired Pawel Brunon Dorman >from his website Polish Jews to
make a video of my grandfather's town of Mlawa, Poland. He did an
excellent job and the video he produced was phenomenal. Unfortunately,
his website Polish Jews no longer exists or otherwise I would ask him
again. I wish I could contact him or if anyone knows of any other
reliable and honest people or services that could make for me a video
of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna

MODERATOR: All replies to Robert privately, please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Someone who can film a town in Poland for me. #general

Robert Tachna
 

Does anyone know of anyone who I can go to to hire to make a video of my
ancestors town of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Back in 1997 I hired Pawel Brunon Dorman >from his website Polish Jews to
make a video of my grandfather's town of Mlawa, Poland. He did an
excellent job and the video he produced was phenomenal. Unfortunately,
his website Polish Jews no longer exists or otherwise I would ask him
again. I wish I could contact him or if anyone knows of any other
reliable and honest people or services that could make for me a video
of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna

MODERATOR: All replies to Robert privately, please.


Searching BLUMENTHAL, Chicago & Milwaukee #general

SANDI ROOT
 

I always knew my grandfather established a 2nd family after leaving
(and quite possibly, still with) my grandmother and their 8 children
in Chicago, anywhere >from 1910-1930. Then, while looking for him in
the 1930 Census, it shows the possibility of my grandfather
establishing a 3rd family, as well, and I seek to connect with
descendants of families #2 and #3:

Barnett/Ben/Bernard BLUMENTHAL:

b. Kovno/Siauliai, Russian Lithuania, 1864-1870
Tailor/cleaning store owner, Chicago a/o Milwaukee
d. 1948, Milwaukee
1930 address: 1233 S. Spaulding, Chicago
1940 address: 1215 Sawyer, Chicago

Wife #2:
Sarah BLUMENTHAL (NOTE: Wife #1, my grandmother, was also named Sarah)
b. ca. 1880, Russia
Children: Edith, Sara
1930 address: 1233 S. Spaulding, Chicago

Wife #3:
Bessie/Betty (WAGNER) BLUMENTHAL
b. 1896-1898, Russia,
Children: (all 3 Chicago-born) Morry, Ben, Samuel
1940 address: 1215 Sawyer, Chicago

Unable to locate marriage records with either of these wives, or birth
records for any of these children.

Thank you for any help.

Sandi Root
Bulverde, Texas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching BLUMENTHAL, Chicago & Milwaukee #general

SANDI ROOT
 

I always knew my grandfather established a 2nd family after leaving
(and quite possibly, still with) my grandmother and their 8 children
in Chicago, anywhere >from 1910-1930. Then, while looking for him in
the 1930 Census, it shows the possibility of my grandfather
establishing a 3rd family, as well, and I seek to connect with
descendants of families #2 and #3:

Barnett/Ben/Bernard BLUMENTHAL:

b. Kovno/Siauliai, Russian Lithuania, 1864-1870
Tailor/cleaning store owner, Chicago a/o Milwaukee
d. 1948, Milwaukee
1930 address: 1233 S. Spaulding, Chicago
1940 address: 1215 Sawyer, Chicago

Wife #2:
Sarah BLUMENTHAL (NOTE: Wife #1, my grandmother, was also named Sarah)
b. ca. 1880, Russia
Children: Edith, Sara
1930 address: 1233 S. Spaulding, Chicago

Wife #3:
Bessie/Betty (WAGNER) BLUMENTHAL
b. 1896-1898, Russia,
Children: (all 3 Chicago-born) Morry, Ben, Samuel
1940 address: 1215 Sawyer, Chicago

Unable to locate marriage records with either of these wives, or birth
records for any of these children.

Thank you for any help.

Sandi Root
Bulverde, Texas


Viewmate translation request - german gothic script kurrent #general

Catherine <catherine.aubert@...>
 

I have posted three vital records in German (gothic script -
kurrent - I think) for which I need a translation.

First it is a familianten record: Paul HITSCHMANN in Polna
[Czech Republic - MOD]. I need all translation.

Last, there is 2 parts of birth record: Salomon HITSCHMANN in Polna
1844; I need all the details of his first name, any information on
his father and mother.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49930
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49931
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49932

Please respond via the form in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Catherine Aubert
Angouleme, France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request - german gothic script kurrent #general

Catherine <catherine.aubert@...>
 

I have posted three vital records in German (gothic script -
kurrent - I think) for which I need a translation.

First it is a familianten record: Paul HITSCHMANN in Polna
[Czech Republic - MOD]. I need all translation.

Last, there is 2 parts of birth record: Salomon HITSCHMANN in Polna
1844; I need all the details of his first name, any information on
his father and mother.

It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49930
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49931
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49932

Please respond via the form in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Catherine Aubert
Angouleme, France


1852 Cadastral Map of Dynow in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Today in the Gesher Galicia Map Room we've posted an excellent map of
an important Galician city: the complete 1852 cadastral map of Dynow,
now in southeast Poland near Rzeszow and Przemysl.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/dynow-1852/

Clearly lithographed and selectively colored, the map includes property
numbers for both buildings and parcels, enabling anyone with vital and
other records to locate family homes and businesses in the historical city.
Already in 1852, the city had a well-built market square, and the map
also shows the Great Synagogue and the largeJewish cemetery, along
with many other features of a small but solid settlement.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the
Dynow town project, an element of our Galician Archival Records Project
(GARP); more info about our town projects is available here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/town-projects/
The generosity of those contributions now makes this map available to
everyone.

The original paper map sheets are preserved not far >from Dynow in the
Polish Historical Archives in Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1852 Cadastral Map of Dynow in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Today in the Gesher Galicia Map Room we've posted an excellent map of
an important Galician city: the complete 1852 cadastral map of Dynow,
now in southeast Poland near Rzeszow and Przemysl.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/dynow-1852/

Clearly lithographed and selectively colored, the map includes property
numbers for both buildings and parcels, enabling anyone with vital and
other records to locate family homes and businesses in the historical city.
Already in 1852, the city had a well-built market square, and the map
also shows the Great Synagogue and the largeJewish cemetery, along
with many other features of a small but solid settlement.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the
Dynow town project, an element of our Galician Archival Records Project
(GARP); more info about our town projects is available here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/town-projects/
The generosity of those contributions now makes this map available to
everyone.

The original paper map sheets are preserved not far >from Dynow in the
Polish Historical Archives in Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org

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