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Searching Smolowicz / Smolevichi and MATUSEWICZ #general

Jack & Mariann
 

Hi,
I am looking for any information on the town of Smolowicz in Belarus. My
Grandfather built a flour mill there in the late 1800's to early 1900's. It
was built on a river to take advantage of the water power. The family I am
looking for is MATUSEWICZ. One part of the family had a large house and a
large family in Smolevichi. The other part of the family had a large truck
farm and employed young girls to work in the field in Smolevichi. Any
information would be very much appreciated.

Mariann Littell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Smolowicz / Smolevichi and MATUSEWICZ #general

Jack & Mariann
 

Hi,
I am looking for any information on the town of Smolowicz in Belarus. My
Grandfather built a flour mill there in the late 1800's to early 1900's. It
was built on a river to take advantage of the water power. The family I am
looking for is MATUSEWICZ. One part of the family had a large house and a
large family in Smolevichi. The other part of the family had a large truck
farm and employed young girls to work in the field in Smolevichi. Any
information would be very much appreciated.

Mariann Littell


Skvira #ukraine

Helen Zobler <hzobler@...>
 

My grandmother, Sarah BRONSTEIN was >from the town of Skvira, Ukraine. Her parents were killed and she emigrated to the US with her Uncle Nisan Bronstein and his wife, Meryl.
I have not been successful in finding any records for Skvira. I am interested to learn what happened to her parents, and to locate any records of her birth, her parents, and so on going backwards.
My thanks,

Helen Zobler

Moderator's Note: Have you looked at the Ukraine SIG site

- http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id8

or Miriam Weiner's Roots to Routes Foundation

- http://www.rtrfoundation.org/results.php

for information on Skvira?


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Skvira #ukraine

Helen Zobler <hzobler@...>
 

My grandmother, Sarah BRONSTEIN was >from the town of Skvira, Ukraine. Her parents were killed and she emigrated to the US with her Uncle Nisan Bronstein and his wife, Meryl.
I have not been successful in finding any records for Skvira. I am interested to learn what happened to her parents, and to locate any records of her birth, her parents, and so on going backwards.
My thanks,

Helen Zobler

Moderator's Note: Have you looked at the Ukraine SIG site

- http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id8

or Miriam Weiner's Roots to Routes Foundation

- http://www.rtrfoundation.org/results.php

for information on Skvira?


Fold 3 Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For celebrating Independence Day, July 4th, Fold3, an Ancestry company is
making its 5 million revolutionary war records available for free through
July 15 11:59PM ET. One is required to register for a free Fold3 account,
with name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required.
To access the records go to: https://www.fold3.com/

Some of the records you may find of interest are:
Revolutionary War Pensions;
Revolutionary War Service Records;
Revolutionary War Rolls,
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

Once you have found your document, to download and or print click on the
"tools" in the upper right hand side to tight of the ?.

Accessing other than the featured collections will result in being requested
to subscribe.
The "Start a 7-day free trial" is NOT the free access.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the readers' information

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA Fold 3 Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For celebrating Independence Day, July 4th, Fold3, an Ancestry company is
making its 5 million revolutionary war records available for free through
July 15 11:59PM ET. One is required to register for a free Fold3 account,
with name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required.
To access the records go to: https://www.fold3.com/

Some of the records you may find of interest are:
Revolutionary War Pensions;
Revolutionary War Service Records;
Revolutionary War Rolls,
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

Once you have found your document, to download and or print click on the
"tools" in the upper right hand side to tight of the ?.

Accessing other than the featured collections will result in being requested
to subscribe.
The "Start a 7-day free trial" is NOT the free access.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the readers' information

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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 ko@sturkop.nl


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 ko@sturkop.nl


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@cs.washington.edu
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@cs.washington.edu
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@uwalumni.com

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@uwalumni.com

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@bell.net

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@bell.net

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

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