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INTRO - researching Beller family from Vienna, Austria #germany

Thomas Beller <thomasbeller2@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

Hello. I am new to the group. And I am new to geneology. I am not even
sure if geneology is the right word for what I am doing, but I will go
with it. I am not at all new to personal reflection and sleuthing in
my own house---fuguratively and literall. But historical research
into my own family--new.

I am a native of New York City, now live in New Orleans, and English
is my only language.

I have some grasp of modern technology.

I am focused, at the moment, on the circumstances by which my father
and his family left Vienna in the immediate aftermath of Kristalnacht
and made their way to Italy, where they got US Visas.

All five of them made it to New York and lived the rest of their lives
in The USA (Except for my Uncle who moved to Berlin but that is
another matter.) Their names are Salomon Beller and Chaise Beller
(father and mother) and Berta Beller, Emmanual Beller, and Alexander
Beller. The last in my father.

My primary research goals now are to find out as much as possible
about what happened between the time they left Vienna and when they
arrived at NYC. Special emphasis on St. Gallen, Switzerland, and
Naples, Italy.

Sincerely, Thomas Beller New Orleans, Louisiana thomasbeller2@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching Beller family from Vienna, Austria #germany

Thomas Beller <thomasbeller2@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

Hello. I am new to the group. And I am new to geneology. I am not even
sure if geneology is the right word for what I am doing, but I will go
with it. I am not at all new to personal reflection and sleuthing in
my own house---fuguratively and literall. But historical research
into my own family--new.

I am a native of New York City, now live in New Orleans, and English
is my only language.

I have some grasp of modern technology.

I am focused, at the moment, on the circumstances by which my father
and his family left Vienna in the immediate aftermath of Kristalnacht
and made their way to Italy, where they got US Visas.

All five of them made it to New York and lived the rest of their lives
in The USA (Except for my Uncle who moved to Berlin but that is
another matter.) Their names are Salomon Beller and Chaise Beller
(father and mother) and Berta Beller, Emmanual Beller, and Alexander
Beller. The last in my father.

My primary research goals now are to find out as much as possible
about what happened between the time they left Vienna and when they
arrived at NYC. Special emphasis on St. Gallen, Switzerland, and
Naples, Italy.

Sincerely, Thomas Beller New Orleans, Louisiana thomasbeller2@gmail.com


Two-part last names #general

Lisabeth Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Hello, Genners,

I have ancestors >from what is now Lithuania with the last name DRUKER LASKIN. I
kindly ask for an explanation about why there are such compound
last names and what significance (if any) they have.

Thanks in advance!

Lisa Dashman
North of NYC

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Two-part last names #general

Lisabeth Dashman <lisa.dashman@...>
 

Hello, Genners,

I have ancestors >from what is now Lithuania with the last name DRUKER LASKIN. I
kindly ask for an explanation about why there are such compound
last names and what significance (if any) they have.

Thanks in advance!

Lisa Dashman
North of NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: This subject has been discussed at length many times over the years
to see what those discussions looked like check the JewishGen Discussion Group
archives. You can get there >from the JewishGen page with all the databases


Cyngiser #general

Jerome Singer <jhssinger@...>
 

My grandparents and their children used the surname "CYNGESIR" or Singer in English
and lived in Warsaw, Poland. I would like to track them,particularly my father Zalmon
or Samuel in English. Any information you have about him or his brothers Louis,
Joseph etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Jerome Singer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cyngiser #general

Jerome Singer <jhssinger@...>
 

My grandparents and their children used the surname "CYNGESIR" or Singer in English
and lived in Warsaw, Poland. I would like to track them,particularly my father Zalmon
or Samuel in English. Any information you have about him or his brothers Louis,
Joseph etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Jerome Singer


Thanks to JewishGen #general

Gary Lelonek <goodbachur@...>
 

I want to also acknowledge the vital role and service Viewmate played in my
research. Throughout the years I have had documents in Polish, Russian, German
and Yiddish translated by Viewmate volunteers. Many of the Lelonek family letters
from the DP camps were translated by Viewmate volunteers including Moses Milstein,
Ite Dambroski, Luke Talikowski, Ella Barkan, Andreas J. Schwab, Beate Schuetzmann,
Yael Chaver, Ann Linder, and Esther Snyder.

Thank you,
Gary Lelonek

LELONEK, APPELBAUM, PILNIKIEWCZ, RAKOW, LACINSKI and KADECKI >from Sierpc and
Biezun, Poland

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks to JewishGen #general

Gary Lelonek <goodbachur@...>
 

I want to also acknowledge the vital role and service Viewmate played in my
research. Throughout the years I have had documents in Polish, Russian, German
and Yiddish translated by Viewmate volunteers. Many of the Lelonek family letters
from the DP camps were translated by Viewmate volunteers including Moses Milstein,
Ite Dambroski, Luke Talikowski, Ella Barkan, Andreas J. Schwab, Beate Schuetzmann,
Yael Chaver, Ann Linder, and Esther Snyder.

Thank you,
Gary Lelonek

LELONEK, APPELBAUM, PILNIKIEWCZ, RAKOW, LACINSKI and KADECKI >from Sierpc and
Biezun, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: One way to express gratitude for all the benefits derived >from the
databases and services JewishGen offers is to make a donation to JewishGen


Re: Slovakian Research #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Merle Kastner asked:
Does anyone have suggestions for Jewish research in Slovakia (formerly
part ofCzechoslovakia)? There is no SIG that addresses this area, but
there was a sizeable Jewish population at one time.

Merle...you might try the austrian-czech SIG and also the hungarian
SIG directly...but mostly i went to google and queried: slovakia +
jewish + genealogy
(the plus sign means the term must be included in the results).

i found:
JewishGen:
1-kehilalinks has about 15 cities..in Slovakia
2-Community Pages...there are many >from current day Slovakia. You can
easily see the list if you put in any town and then click on slovakian
towns or go tohttp://www.jewishgen.org/communities/trees/# and query
towns in Slovakia today

3-our own Vivian Kahn was co author of: JEWISH FAMILY RESEARCH IN
SLOVAKIA at http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/Slovak%20Resources%20Guide%20Rev.pdf
4-try the discussion group archives and the flat file JewishGen search
at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Search.asp

(>from google)
1-Familysearch has https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Slovakia_Jewish_Records
2-JewishGen's Hungarian country database has records for Slovakia
3-research in slovakia:
http://www.centroconsult.sk/genealogy/resources.html
4-ancestry has slovakian records...incl the 1869 census, try
http://search.ancestry.com/Places/Europe/Slovakia/Default.aspx
5-http://www.slovak-jewish-heritage.org/history-of-jews-in-slovakia.html

Happy Hunting...

PhyllisKramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
vp, education, JewishGen.org/education
Phyllis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Slovakian Research #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Merle Kastner asked:
Does anyone have suggestions for Jewish research in Slovakia (formerly
part ofCzechoslovakia)? There is no SIG that addresses this area, but
there was a sizeable Jewish population at one time.

Merle...you might try the austrian-czech SIG and also the hungarian
SIG directly...but mostly i went to google and queried: slovakia +
jewish + genealogy
(the plus sign means the term must be included in the results).

i found:
JewishGen:
1-kehilalinks has about 15 cities..in Slovakia
2-Community Pages...there are many >from current day Slovakia. You can
easily see the list if you put in any town and then click on slovakian
towns or go tohttp://www.jewishgen.org/communities/trees/# and query
towns in Slovakia today

3-our own Vivian Kahn was co author of: JEWISH FAMILY RESEARCH IN
SLOVAKIA at http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/Slovak%20Resources%20Guide%20Rev.pdf
4-try the discussion group archives and the flat file JewishGen search
at http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Search.asp

(>from google)
1-Familysearch has https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Slovakia_Jewish_Records
2-JewishGen's Hungarian country database has records for Slovakia
3-research in slovakia:
http://www.centroconsult.sk/genealogy/resources.html
4-ancestry has slovakian records...incl the 1869 census, try
http://search.ancestry.com/Places/Europe/Slovakia/Default.aspx
5-http://www.slovak-jewish-heritage.org/history-of-jews-in-slovakia.html

Happy Hunting...

PhyllisKramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
vp, education, JewishGen.org/education
Phyllis


Russian Poland #poland

Carol Sicherman <csicher@...>
 

Could someone explain the origin and geography of the phrase
"Russian Poland"?

Thank you, Carol Sicherman


JRI Poland #Poland Russian Poland #poland

Carol Sicherman <csicher@...>
 

Could someone explain the origin and geography of the phrase
"Russian Poland"?

Thank you, Carol Sicherman


Get the latest conference news by subscribing to the Discussion Group and Blog - #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you have already made your plans to attend the IAJGS 2016 Jewish
genealogy conference in Seattle (August 7-12, 2016) or are still
thinking about it, be aware that there are several online options for
further information.

First, if you've not done so already, sign up for the conference
discussion list. The list works very similarly to JewishGen's discussion
forums. You may choose to receive messages in your email inbox as they
are posted or, select the digest option to receive email compilations
once each day. For more information about the conference discussion list
and to sign up, go to http://www.iajgs2016.org/discussion-list/

The discussion list also includes an archive of past messages. So, check
the archive before posting a new question -- someone may have already
addressed a similar issue.
http://lists.iajgs2016.org/pipermail/iajgs2016discussion/

Check out the conference blog. Our blogger has been posting at least one
article each day since mid-April and will continue to do so until the
start of the conference. http://www.iajgs2016.org/blog/

To see previous posts, scroll down the page and, at the bottom right,
click to see additional pages of earlier posts.

You may also subscribe to the blog via one of a couple of links (RSS and
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When an article is published on the blog, it simultaneously is posted on
Twitter and the conference FaceBook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference

The Educators' Forum also has a FaceBook page:
https://www.facebook.com/jewisheducatorsatiajgs/

And, of course, check out the conference webpage. The homepage, alone,
is full of useful information and links. But do not stop there! Explore
the various tabs and the information they have to offer.
http://www.iajgs2016.org/

We are looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Conference Co-Chairs:
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Latin America #LatinAmerica Get the latest conference news by subscribing to the Discussion Group and Blog - #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you have already made your plans to attend the IAJGS 2016 Jewish
genealogy conference in Seattle (August 7-12, 2016) or are still
thinking about it, be aware that there are several online options for
further information.

First, if you've not done so already, sign up for the conference
discussion list. The list works very similarly to JewishGen's discussion
forums. You may choose to receive messages in your email inbox as they
are posted or, select the digest option to receive email compilations
once each day. For more information about the conference discussion list
and to sign up, go to http://www.iajgs2016.org/discussion-list/

The discussion list also includes an archive of past messages. So, check
the archive before posting a new question -- someone may have already
addressed a similar issue.
http://lists.iajgs2016.org/pipermail/iajgs2016discussion/

Check out the conference blog. Our blogger has been posting at least one
article each day since mid-April and will continue to do so until the
start of the conference. http://www.iajgs2016.org/blog/

To see previous posts, scroll down the page and, at the bottom right,
click to see additional pages of earlier posts.

You may also subscribe to the blog via one of a couple of links (RSS and
FeedBurner) located on the right-hand column on the blog page.

When an article is published on the blog, it simultaneously is posted on
Twitter and the conference FaceBook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference

The Educators' Forum also has a FaceBook page:
https://www.facebook.com/jewisheducatorsatiajgs/

And, of course, check out the conference webpage. The homepage, alone,
is full of useful information and links. But do not stop there! Explore
the various tabs and the information they have to offer.
http://www.iajgs2016.org/

We are looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Conference Co-Chairs:
Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Correction on Szobel #hungary

Karen Catania
 

My apologies on the question of number 2) that I sent in, I finally figured o=
ut with my Aunt who is in her 90's and was a bit confused who was who in reg=
ards to the Ornstein/Arnstein surnames and who they belonged to. I was able t=
o get to the bottom of that part of the family and get all of the informatio=
n. For sure Number 1 & 3 I still cannot find. In regards to number 1 and the=
question of Klara Szobel, she is probably Herman Szobel's granddaughter.=20=

Morris Szobel and family lived and worked in Atlantic City at Grossmans Kosh=
er Hotel. =20
I believe his wife Leona died before him and possibly re-married.=20
Thank you
Karen Sobel Catania.=20


Moderator: Please contact Karen off-list with questions or comments.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Correction on Szobel #hungary

Karen Catania
 

My apologies on the question of number 2) that I sent in, I finally figured o=
ut with my Aunt who is in her 90's and was a bit confused who was who in reg=
ards to the Ornstein/Arnstein surnames and who they belonged to. I was able t=
o get to the bottom of that part of the family and get all of the informatio=
n. For sure Number 1 & 3 I still cannot find. In regards to number 1 and the=
question of Klara Szobel, she is probably Herman Szobel's granddaughter.=20=

Morris Szobel and family lived and worked in Atlantic City at Grossmans Kosh=
er Hotel. =20
I believe his wife Leona died before him and possibly re-married.=20
Thank you
Karen Sobel Catania.=20


Moderator: Please contact Karen off-list with questions or comments.


Researching my surname - Doukhan #sephardic

Irina <moidomnetut@...>
 

I am currently trying to undertake research about the roots of my
surname -pronounced Doukhan and phonetically similar to Dahan,or
Duhan,or Dukhan,etc. I know the meaning of this word in Hebrew,I also
know that it probably originates in Morocco or Algiers.What I am very
interested in,could it actually have Spanish roots? Can anybody also
recommend some books to read on this matter.I would be grateful for
any advice.
Irina Doukhan-Gimelshtein.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Researching my surname - Doukhan #sephardic

Irina <moidomnetut@...>
 

I am currently trying to undertake research about the roots of my
surname -pronounced Doukhan and phonetically similar to Dahan,or
Duhan,or Dukhan,etc. I know the meaning of this word in Hebrew,I also
know that it probably originates in Morocco or Algiers.What I am very
interested in,could it actually have Spanish roots? Can anybody also
recommend some books to read on this matter.I would be grateful for
any advice.
Irina Doukhan-Gimelshtein.


Holocaust memorial Day Riga July 3 #latvia

Saul Issroff
 

Association "Shamir" and Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum are
holding a memorial event "Steps for Life" on Holocaust Memorial Day in
Riga. The event starts on July 3, 2016 at 11:00 at the corner of
Lomonosov and Ebreju streets. Members of the event will walk through
former Riga Ghetto area to Big Choral Synagogue memorial (Gogola
street). Let's save the memory together!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/545798345593250/

Saul Issroff


Latvia SIG #Latvia Holocaust memorial Day Riga July 3 #latvia

Saul Issroff
 

Association "Shamir" and Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum are
holding a memorial event "Steps for Life" on Holocaust Memorial Day in
Riga. The event starts on July 3, 2016 at 11:00 at the corner of
Lomonosov and Ebreju streets. Members of the event will walk through
former Riga Ghetto area to Big Choral Synagogue memorial (Gogola
street). Let's save the memory together!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/545798345593250/

Saul Issroff

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