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Minsk, Mozyr, Belarus info #general

Eric Hofstein <erichofstein@...>
 

I have identified three HOFSTEIN clans >from the Minsk, Mozyr - Belarus
area. I know through a 23 and Me test they are all related. However,
all records I search seem to stop just at the point, about the early
1800s, that I need to look at to find the common ancestor(s) for all
three groups. I tried to contact those cities directly and all I get
is Russian emails I can't read. Any help, short of paying a fortune to
a researcher, is appreciated.

Eric Hofstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minsk, Mozyr, Belarus info #general

Eric Hofstein <erichofstein@...>
 

I have identified three HOFSTEIN clans >from the Minsk, Mozyr - Belarus
area. I know through a 23 and Me test they are all related. However,
all records I search seem to stop just at the point, about the early
1800s, that I need to look at to find the common ancestor(s) for all
three groups. I tried to contact those cities directly and all I get
is Russian emails I can't read. Any help, short of paying a fortune to
a researcher, is appreciated.

Eric Hofstein


KRIWCZENKO from Yel'sk #general

Edward Levine <edxaide@...>
 

I am trying to find family for my paternal grandfather who might have
been >from Yel'sk. His birthname is Samuel, Schneu-Zalman, KRIWCZENKO.
I know he came through Ellis island in 1904 and his wife, Hannah
LEVINE came in 1905. I believe they were married in Minsk between 1900
and 1904. How would I best go about locating the marriage record or
find his family other ways? Samuel's parents were named Isidore and
Minnie LEVIN. I know about the families of my other 3 grandparents but
not of Samuel KRIWCZENKO's. Thank you very much,

Edward Levine,
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KRIWCZENKO from Yel'sk #general

Edward Levine <edxaide@...>
 

I am trying to find family for my paternal grandfather who might have
been >from Yel'sk. His birthname is Samuel, Schneu-Zalman, KRIWCZENKO.
I know he came through Ellis island in 1904 and his wife, Hannah
LEVINE came in 1905. I believe they were married in Minsk between 1900
and 1904. How would I best go about locating the marriage record or
find his family other ways? Samuel's parents were named Isidore and
Minnie LEVIN. I know about the families of my other 3 grandparents but
not of Samuel KRIWCZENKO's. Thank you very much,

Edward Levine,
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen is seeking a qualified volunteer to create a short 2-3 minute video #general

Groll, Avraham
 

JewishGen is seeking a qualified volunteer to create a 2-3 minute video.
Please contact me via email at agroll@JewishGen.org if you can help, and I
will give you further information.

Avraham Groll
Senior Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen is seeking a qualified volunteer to create a short 2-3 minute video #general

Groll, Avraham
 

JewishGen is seeking a qualified volunteer to create a 2-3 minute video.
Please contact me via email at agroll@JewishGen.org if you can help, and I
will give you further information.

Avraham Groll
Senior Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org


Explanation needed #general

Trudy Barch
 

On Family Search site, there are 2 listings for a divorce in Los Angeles.
Same couple, Different dates.
One says just her first name, the other says first and maiden name.
They both say California Divorce Index 1966-1984

The couple is Fannie Glauberman and Morris Roseman.

Thank you for explaining this to me.

Trudy Barch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Explanation needed #general

Trudy Barch
 

On Family Search site, there are 2 listings for a divorce in Los Angeles.
Same couple, Different dates.
One says just her first name, the other says first and maiden name.
They both say California Divorce Index 1966-1984

The couple is Fannie Glauberman and Morris Roseman.

Thank you for explaining this to me.

Trudy Barch


Karl Boskovitz #france

Barbara Ras Wechsler
 

Hi

I may have asked this before:

I am looking for a lead to find information on my grandfather’s cousin Karl
Boskovitz or Boskovits. He is the son of Emma Boskovitz ne Engelhardt, who
died before 1953. According to the only scrap of information I have on him,
is a note of my grandfather which goes like this:

Primo - medico Paris (Peter)
Karl Boskovitz
Filho de Emma Boskowits

F.M. Viollet (Sandro)
50 Rue des Saint Peres Paris 7e
Karl

In my father's address book I found
F.M. Viollet
Karl Boskovitz
50 Rue des Saint Peres
Paris 7e

(Primo = cousin, medico = doctor, filho = son in portuguese)

The address is probably >from the 1950s, when my grandfather and father
reached out to family members, as they were in dire need to present
family documents for proving their national descent (they were stateless).

I have googled F.M. Viollet with and without the Rue de Saint Peres and
Karl Boskovitz as well. I have also tried online records, without success.
I am assuming that Karl’s father may have been jewish, as most of the
information I have found on families with this surname living in Paris
point to this direction.

I am wondering, if somebody could let me know, where I could find telephone
books for Paris in the 1940s and 1950s.

At the same time, I am wondering if anybody in this forum knows, where I
could find records on French nationals born and raised in Egypt. The time
period is 1835 - 1956. Do I approach the French Konsulat or is there some
kind of national archive, similiar to the GRO in England.

Also does somebody know, where (private) records of consulate employees
in Aleppo, Cairo and Alexandria are archived. The time period involved is
1825 - about 1860. My family married into the Jorelle family, a family of
French drogmans, who were “stationed” in Aleppo, Cairo and predominantly
in Alexandria, Egypt. (also related to the diplomat Jorelle >from Jerusalem).
Last but not least, where are records kept of naturalizations outside of
France (Egypt). I am looking for information of a Domenic Hoyami, a Syrian
employee of the French embassy, his son (name unknown) and his granddaughters
Marie and Antoinette, who remained unmarried according to my information.
The Jorelles and Hayami’s belong to the Sinnett-Smith family branch, which
married into my Wechsler family. This family branch is non-jewish - they
were mostly catholic and presbyterian. I am aware, that this is a Jewish
Geneology Forum. But these persons are linked to my Family, which has Jewish
roots in Galicia, Italy, Egypt, Gibralter and Marocco.

I would be happy, in anybody could point me in the right direction. As I
live in the midst of Europe, I could also travel to Paris, to conduct
research. I just need to know on which doors I need to knock ;-)

Kind regards
Barbara Ras Wechsler


French SIG #France Karl Boskovitz #france

Barbara Ras Wechsler
 

Hi

I may have asked this before:

I am looking for a lead to find information on my grandfather’s cousin Karl
Boskovitz or Boskovits. He is the son of Emma Boskovitz ne Engelhardt, who
died before 1953. According to the only scrap of information I have on him,
is a note of my grandfather which goes like this:

Primo - medico Paris (Peter)
Karl Boskovitz
Filho de Emma Boskowits

F.M. Viollet (Sandro)
50 Rue des Saint Peres Paris 7e
Karl

In my father's address book I found
F.M. Viollet
Karl Boskovitz
50 Rue des Saint Peres
Paris 7e

(Primo = cousin, medico = doctor, filho = son in portuguese)

The address is probably >from the 1950s, when my grandfather and father
reached out to family members, as they were in dire need to present
family documents for proving their national descent (they were stateless).

I have googled F.M. Viollet with and without the Rue de Saint Peres and
Karl Boskovitz as well. I have also tried online records, without success.
I am assuming that Karl’s father may have been jewish, as most of the
information I have found on families with this surname living in Paris
point to this direction.

I am wondering, if somebody could let me know, where I could find telephone
books for Paris in the 1940s and 1950s.

At the same time, I am wondering if anybody in this forum knows, where I
could find records on French nationals born and raised in Egypt. The time
period is 1835 - 1956. Do I approach the French Konsulat or is there some
kind of national archive, similiar to the GRO in England.

Also does somebody know, where (private) records of consulate employees
in Aleppo, Cairo and Alexandria are archived. The time period involved is
1825 - about 1860. My family married into the Jorelle family, a family of
French drogmans, who were “stationed” in Aleppo, Cairo and predominantly
in Alexandria, Egypt. (also related to the diplomat Jorelle >from Jerusalem).
Last but not least, where are records kept of naturalizations outside of
France (Egypt). I am looking for information of a Domenic Hoyami, a Syrian
employee of the French embassy, his son (name unknown) and his granddaughters
Marie and Antoinette, who remained unmarried according to my information.
The Jorelles and Hayami’s belong to the Sinnett-Smith family branch, which
married into my Wechsler family. This family branch is non-jewish - they
were mostly catholic and presbyterian. I am aware, that this is a Jewish
Geneology Forum. But these persons are linked to my Family, which has Jewish
roots in Galicia, Italy, Egypt, Gibralter and Marocco.

I would be happy, in anybody could point me in the right direction. As I
live in the midst of Europe, I could also travel to Paris, to conduct
research. I just need to know on which doors I need to knock ;-)

Kind regards
Barbara Ras Wechsler


(US Virgin Islands) Digitization Project of Early Documents from the National Archives--And Early Jewish Immigrants to St. Thomas #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Caribbean Genealogy Library has digitized 45 gigabytes of data >from the
National Archives in Washington DC and have placed samples of the documents
on their website. The documents may be found at
http://cgl.vi/pages/indexNARA.html. These include passports issued between
1895-1921; tax lists and citizenship document for Danes and Germans ( the US
did not acquire the US Virgin Islands >from Denmark until 1917); papers of
the Cemetery Commission; Passport Correspondence 1917-1923; Naval records
1911-1927, 1 January-31-March 1917; requests for repatriation and more.

The above records may be found at: http://cgl.vi/pages/indexNARA.html.
Access to the online records is free.

The documents are in preparation for the 2017 centennial of the Virgin
Islands being transferred >from Denmark to the United States.

One of the Caribbean Genealogy Library's online resources is about Jewish
Families of the Caribbean http://cgl.vi/pages/jewish.html including an
published paper >from 2013 on the Port Jews of Charlotte Amalie in 1803.
There were 46 Jewish surnames-69 persons- in Charlotte Amalie at the time.
Names of the first families are included in the paper.

Sephardic Jews -Conversos-- started to immigrate to the Virgin Islands at
the end of the 18th century-mostly merchants. Most were those who had
ancestors who had to flee Spain or Portugal due to the Inquisition. While
their ancestors had fled to the Mediterranean and Western European ports
they subsequently immigrated across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, South
American and New York and later to the Caribbean Islands including St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands-Charlotte Amalie.

Thank you to Dick Eastman, and Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for
sharing the information about the Caribbean Genealogy Library and their
digitization project.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (US Virgin Islands) Digitization Project of Early Documents from the National Archives--And Early Jewish Immigrants to St. Thomas #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Caribbean Genealogy Library has digitized 45 gigabytes of data >from the
National Archives in Washington DC and have placed samples of the documents
on their website. The documents may be found at
http://cgl.vi/pages/indexNARA.html. These include passports issued between
1895-1921; tax lists and citizenship document for Danes and Germans ( the US
did not acquire the US Virgin Islands >from Denmark until 1917); papers of
the Cemetery Commission; Passport Correspondence 1917-1923; Naval records
1911-1927, 1 January-31-March 1917; requests for repatriation and more.

The above records may be found at: http://cgl.vi/pages/indexNARA.html.
Access to the online records is free.

The documents are in preparation for the 2017 centennial of the Virgin
Islands being transferred >from Denmark to the United States.

One of the Caribbean Genealogy Library's online resources is about Jewish
Families of the Caribbean http://cgl.vi/pages/jewish.html including an
published paper >from 2013 on the Port Jews of Charlotte Amalie in 1803.
There were 46 Jewish surnames-69 persons- in Charlotte Amalie at the time.
Names of the first families are included in the paper.

Sephardic Jews -Conversos-- started to immigrate to the Virgin Islands at
the end of the 18th century-mostly merchants. Most were those who had
ancestors who had to flee Spain or Portugal due to the Inquisition. While
their ancestors had fled to the Mediterranean and Western European ports
they subsequently immigrated across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, South
American and New York and later to the Caribbean Islands including St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands-Charlotte Amalie.

Thank you to Dick Eastman, and Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for
sharing the information about the Caribbean Genealogy Library and their
digitization project.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Old Jewish Cemeteries in Germany:Towns of Bad Schwalbach(Langenschwalbach), Wehen, Laufenselden, Zimmersrode #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Melody:

In general, alemannia-judaica.de has the answers to questions like
yours. For instance:

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/bad_schwalbach_friedhof.htm

Some of the cemeteries have lots of on-line documentation. Wehen, for
instance:

http://www.lagis-hessen.de/en/subjects/rsform/sn/juf (Search on Wehen,
then click on the entry that says "juedischer Friedhof")

For Zimmersrode that site has the Haarhausen cemetery.

The Zentralarchiv in Heidelberg has full documentation of cemeteries in
several German states, Hessen not (yet) among them.

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/aj/FRIEDHOF/ALLGEM/index.html

Finally, the IAJGS Cemetery Project is worldwide:

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/

(and in English).

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA Research coordinator, GerSIG

On 5/25/2016 Melody Bredbenner Schloss melschlos@aol.com wrote:
I am interested in the early burials for the Jewish communities in several
German towns:
Laufenselden & Bad Schwalbach (formerly Langenschwalbach) mid 1800s-1900
Wehen & Zimmersrode 1800s
1. Do any of these cemeteries still exist?
2. Have transcriptions of burials been done? Where do I find them?
3. If no transcriptions, are there societies or individuals who are
in charge of these cemeteries and could offer assistance?


German SIG #Germany Re: Old Jewish Cemeteries in Germany:Towns of Bad Schwalbach(Langenschwalbach), Wehen, Laufenselden, Zimmersrode #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear Melody:

In general, alemannia-judaica.de has the answers to questions like
yours. For instance:

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/bad_schwalbach_friedhof.htm

Some of the cemeteries have lots of on-line documentation. Wehen, for
instance:

http://www.lagis-hessen.de/en/subjects/rsform/sn/juf (Search on Wehen,
then click on the entry that says "juedischer Friedhof")

For Zimmersrode that site has the Haarhausen cemetery.

The Zentralarchiv in Heidelberg has full documentation of cemeteries in
several German states, Hessen not (yet) among them.

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institute/sonst/aj/FRIEDHOF/ALLGEM/index.html

Finally, the IAJGS Cemetery Project is worldwide:

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/

(and in English).

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA Research coordinator, GerSIG

On 5/25/2016 Melody Bredbenner Schloss melschlos@aol.com wrote:
I am interested in the early burials for the Jewish communities in several
German towns:
Laufenselden & Bad Schwalbach (formerly Langenschwalbach) mid 1800s-1900
Wehen & Zimmersrode 1800s
1. Do any of these cemeteries still exist?
2. Have transcriptions of burials been done? Where do I find them?
3. If no transcriptions, are there societies or individuals who are
in charge of these cemeteries and could offer assistance?


Grodno revision lists #belarus

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Has anyone had recent luck ordering records >from the National Historical
Archives of Belarus (NHAB) in Grodno? Several of my MARUCHES relatives
are in the indexed 1858 and 1875 Grodno revision lists, which have not
been microfilmed. I have contact information via
http://archives.gov.by/eng/index.php?id=3D377130; I'm just wondering if
some of you may have hints to share with me before I request the
records, or success (or failure) stories. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, MARKAS, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai,
Grodno, Sopotskin, Ozry, Skidel, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno;
HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in
Liverpool; ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Lodz; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin;
WEINER in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Belarus SIG #Belarus Grodno revision lists #belarus

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Has anyone had recent luck ordering records >from the National Historical
Archives of Belarus (NHAB) in Grodno? Several of my MARUCHES relatives
are in the indexed 1858 and 1875 Grodno revision lists, which have not
been microfilmed. I have contact information via
http://archives.gov.by/eng/index.php?id=3D377130; I'm just wondering if
some of you may have hints to share with me before I request the
records, or success (or failure) stories. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, MARKAS, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai,
Grodno, Sopotskin, Ozry, Skidel, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno;
HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in
Liverpool; ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Lodz; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin;
WEINER in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Travel from Belarus to NY City #belarus

Ken Domeshek <kdomeshek@...>
 

Hello Belarus SIG.

I am trying to better understand the mechanics of how our ancestors left the old
country and came to the U.S. I have 2 passports >from 1920/21, competently
translated >from Polish, mediocre translated >from German. These 2 ancestors were
part of a family of 6 that traveled together. I would therefore expect to see
the same locations and same dates, but that is not the case. There is something
odd. Feivel Kartorzynski, my great uncle, was the family patriarch that set up
the travel arrangements. This is his passport timeline.

April 14, 1921 - obtained exit visa >from Polish Consulate in Minsk to leave via
Warsaw and travel to America. Valid for 6 months.
July 10, 1921 - obtained 3 day permit >from Polish official in Warsaw to travel
locally. He used this to visit American Consulate in Warsaw and pay $10 entry
fee to the U.S. on July 15, 1921.
August 24, 1921 - obtained 30 day permit >from Polish Consulate in Hamburg Germany
to travel to Danzig (Gdansk), a semi-autonomous city-state on the Baltic Sea,
adjoining Poland and Germany.
August 25, 1921 - he and family appear on SS Mount Clay passenger manifest as
departing Hamburg August 25, 1921, arriving NY City on September 4, 1921.
August 31, 1921 - a German official wrote something that I can't adequately
translate, but the location, official stamp, and date are clear...Berlin,
August 31, 1921.

So, here is what I don't get...

1) Why did Feivel obtain a 30 day permit to travel to Danzig, when he boarded a
ship and left Hamburg Germany the next day? This guy was methodical and organized
I don't think he left it to the last day, to decide how to get 6 people out of
Europe. The SS Mount Clay website said the ship traveled routinely >from Hamburg
and New York. Not Danzig.
2) Why is there something written and dated by a German official in Berlin, when
the family is already 6 days on board and somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean?
Granted, my German is rusty and this is Hoch Deutsch script. I may need a better
translation.

Ken Domeshek
Houston, TX
Researching Damesek and Kartorzynski in Nyasvizh, Niegnewicze, Korelicze,
Nowogrudek


Belarus SIG #Belarus Travel from Belarus to NY City #belarus

Ken Domeshek <kdomeshek@...>
 

Hello Belarus SIG.

I am trying to better understand the mechanics of how our ancestors left the old
country and came to the U.S. I have 2 passports >from 1920/21, competently
translated >from Polish, mediocre translated >from German. These 2 ancestors were
part of a family of 6 that traveled together. I would therefore expect to see
the same locations and same dates, but that is not the case. There is something
odd. Feivel Kartorzynski, my great uncle, was the family patriarch that set up
the travel arrangements. This is his passport timeline.

April 14, 1921 - obtained exit visa >from Polish Consulate in Minsk to leave via
Warsaw and travel to America. Valid for 6 months.
July 10, 1921 - obtained 3 day permit >from Polish official in Warsaw to travel
locally. He used this to visit American Consulate in Warsaw and pay $10 entry
fee to the U.S. on July 15, 1921.
August 24, 1921 - obtained 30 day permit >from Polish Consulate in Hamburg Germany
to travel to Danzig (Gdansk), a semi-autonomous city-state on the Baltic Sea,
adjoining Poland and Germany.
August 25, 1921 - he and family appear on SS Mount Clay passenger manifest as
departing Hamburg August 25, 1921, arriving NY City on September 4, 1921.
August 31, 1921 - a German official wrote something that I can't adequately
translate, but the location, official stamp, and date are clear...Berlin,
August 31, 1921.

So, here is what I don't get...

1) Why did Feivel obtain a 30 day permit to travel to Danzig, when he boarded a
ship and left Hamburg Germany the next day? This guy was methodical and organized
I don't think he left it to the last day, to decide how to get 6 people out of
Europe. The SS Mount Clay website said the ship traveled routinely >from Hamburg
and New York. Not Danzig.
2) Why is there something written and dated by a German official in Berlin, when
the family is already 6 days on board and somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean?
Granted, my German is rusty and this is Hoch Deutsch script. I may need a better
translation.

Ken Domeshek
Houston, TX
Researching Damesek and Kartorzynski in Nyasvizh, Niegnewicze, Korelicze,
Nowogrudek


Re: Old Jewish Cemeteries in Germany: Towns of Bad Schwalbach(Langenschwalbach), Wehen, Laufenselden, Zimmersrode #germany

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...>
 

For information about these cemeteries in the modern state of Hessen you
should go to the frequently mentioned website http://www.lagis-hessen.de

or directly to its search field
http://www.lagis-hessen.de/en/subjects/index/sn/juf

The inscriptions and pictures of the Wehen cemetery have been published
there. The burials of Zimmersrode took place in Haarhausen, whose
headstones have been published, too.

Only the large or old Hessian cemeteries are on the way of being
presented on the internet in the near future. Those of Bad Schwalbach
and Laufenselden still exist, yet do not belong to this group.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany buckidstein@t-online.de


German SIG #Germany Re: Old Jewish Cemeteries in Germany: Towns of Bad Schwalbach(Langenschwalbach), Wehen, Laufenselden, Zimmersrode #germany

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...>
 

For information about these cemeteries in the modern state of Hessen you
should go to the frequently mentioned website http://www.lagis-hessen.de

or directly to its search field
http://www.lagis-hessen.de/en/subjects/index/sn/juf

The inscriptions and pictures of the Wehen cemetery have been published
there. The burials of Zimmersrode took place in Haarhausen, whose
headstones have been published, too.

Only the large or old Hessian cemeteries are on the way of being
presented on the internet in the near future. Those of Bad Schwalbach
and Laufenselden still exist, yet do not belong to this group.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany buckidstein@t-online.de

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