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New and Updated Databases on IGRA Website #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA has just released new and updated databases on its website.

Before viewing the databases, you must register for free on the IGRA
website - http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

New Databases:

1. Marriage Registrations in Jerusalem: 1905-1913

A partial list found in the Archive of the Council of the Sephardi and
Oriental Communities in Jerusalem of over 1,000 couples and include
the date of their marriage and their fathers' names. The Council has
given IGRA permission to publish this database.

2. Elected Officials: 2008 Regional Elections

A list of over 2,000 elected officials' names in regional elections
throughout Israel.

3. Candidates for 2012 Regional Elections

A list of almost 5,000 candidates' names in regional elections
throughout Israel.

4. List of Rabbis for Marriage Ceremonies 2016

A list of over 1,700 rabbis who may conduct marriage ceremonies in Israel.

5. National List of Mohalim 2012

A list of almost 400 mohalim who are licensed to perform a Brit Milah
(ritual circumcision) in Israel.

6. Mishmar Ha'Emek and Shomriya Archives

A list of over 2,000 names >from Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'Emek and Shomriya
Archives

7. Journalists >from the Association of Palestine Journalists: 1945 and 1948

A list of journalists >from the Association of Palestine Journalists
from 1945 (over 100 journalists) and 1948 (over 70 journalists).
8. Tombstones in Israel

An index of over 8,400 tombstones throughout Israel with links to
photographs on Billion Graves.


Additions to Existing Database

1. Marriage Certificates 1927-1948

Over 2,500 additional marriage certificate have been added. This updated
database includes certificates issued during the British Mandate to
those requesting copies of their certificates. The certificates include
both old and new names (first and last), nationality and address. Some
include information about parents. This is not a list of certificates
issued by the Rabbinate.

2. Voters' List for the 1942 Knesset Elections

Close to 2,000 voters' names >from fifteen settlements has been added.
The settlements include Hanita, Kefar Gideon, Kfar Giladi-Tel Hai,
Kefar Hahoresh, Kefar Makkabi, Kefar Haroe, Kefar Hayyim, Kefar
Masaryk, Kefar Nehamya, Kefar Netter, Kefar Rupin, Kefar Tavor, Kefar
Yavitz, Kefar Yehezkel and Nahalat Yehudah.

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New and Updated Databases on IGRA Website #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA has just released new and updated databases on its website.

Before viewing the databases, you must register for free on the IGRA
website - http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

New Databases:

1. Marriage Registrations in Jerusalem: 1905-1913

A partial list found in the Archive of the Council of the Sephardi and
Oriental Communities in Jerusalem of over 1,000 couples and include
the date of their marriage and their fathers' names. The Council has
given IGRA permission to publish this database.

2. Elected Officials: 2008 Regional Elections

A list of over 2,000 elected officials' names in regional elections
throughout Israel.

3. Candidates for 2012 Regional Elections

A list of almost 5,000 candidates' names in regional elections
throughout Israel.

4. List of Rabbis for Marriage Ceremonies 2016

A list of over 1,700 rabbis who may conduct marriage ceremonies in Israel.

5. National List of Mohalim 2012

A list of almost 400 mohalim who are licensed to perform a Brit Milah
(ritual circumcision) in Israel.

6. Mishmar Ha'Emek and Shomriya Archives

A list of over 2,000 names >from Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'Emek and Shomriya
Archives

7. Journalists >from the Association of Palestine Journalists: 1945 and 1948

A list of journalists >from the Association of Palestine Journalists
from 1945 (over 100 journalists) and 1948 (over 70 journalists).
8. Tombstones in Israel

An index of over 8,400 tombstones throughout Israel with links to
photographs on Billion Graves.


Additions to Existing Database

1. Marriage Certificates 1927-1948

Over 2,500 additional marriage certificate have been added. This updated
database includes certificates issued during the British Mandate to
those requesting copies of their certificates. The certificates include
both old and new names (first and last), nationality and address. Some
include information about parents. This is not a list of certificates
issued by the Rabbinate.

2. Voters' List for the 1942 Knesset Elections

Close to 2,000 voters' names >from fifteen settlements has been added.
The settlements include Hanita, Kefar Gideon, Kfar Giladi-Tel Hai,
Kefar Hahoresh, Kefar Makkabi, Kefar Haroe, Kefar Hayyim, Kefar
Masaryk, Kefar Nehamya, Kefar Netter, Kefar Rupin, Kefar Tavor, Kefar
Yavitz, Kefar Yehezkel and Nahalat Yehudah.

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Descendant of R' Chaim of Volozhin #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to a dictated note written by my great uncle, his
grandmother, Sarah Hinde KANTOR was a descendant of R' Chaim of
Volozhin and her "unterfierer" (that took her to her wedding) was R'
Itzaleh, R' Chaim's son. Sarah Hinde does not appear in any published
trees and supposedly was orphaned at a young age while R' Itzaleh (her
grandfather?) was still alive.

Sounds a bit like R'Itzaleh's daughter and son-in-law-LANDAU who both
passed away during his life time.

Does anyone have any knowledge of the above Sarah Hinde (maiden name
unknown to me).

TIA

Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendant of R' Chaim of Volozhin #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to a dictated note written by my great uncle, his
grandmother, Sarah Hinde KANTOR was a descendant of R' Chaim of
Volozhin and her "unterfierer" (that took her to her wedding) was R'
Itzaleh, R' Chaim's son. Sarah Hinde does not appear in any published
trees and supposedly was orphaned at a young age while R' Itzaleh (her
grandfather?) was still alive.

Sounds a bit like R'Itzaleh's daughter and son-in-law-LANDAU who both
passed away during his life time.

Does anyone have any knowledge of the above Sarah Hinde (maiden name
unknown to me).

TIA

Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus? #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

A passport record >from the Jewishgen JHI Passports data that could
perhaps relate to a relative, Chaim Simanowski, shows his birthplace
as Drohiczyn. The passport lists him as living in the "drohicki pow."
or Drohicyn area. Is this likely to be in present day Poland at 52=C2=B024'
N 22=C2=B039' E, or in Belarus at 52=C2=B011' N 25=C2=B009' E? Why would
you say this?

Thanks for your insights.
Celia Haupt
Researching SIMANOVSKI, WARSHAVSKI, GUTENSKI (Motol, Belarus)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus? #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

A passport record >from the Jewishgen JHI Passports data that could
perhaps relate to a relative, Chaim Simanowski, shows his birthplace
as Drohiczyn. The passport lists him as living in the "drohicki pow."
or Drohicyn area. Is this likely to be in present day Poland at 52=C2=B024'
N 22=C2=B039' E, or in Belarus at 52=C2=B011' N 25=C2=B009' E? Why would
you say this?

Thanks for your insights.
Celia Haupt
Researching SIMANOVSKI, WARSHAVSKI, GUTENSKI (Motol, Belarus)


Refael ReSHaCH - dayan in Krakow, d. 1758 #general

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers,

Rabbi Refael ReSHa"CH was a "dayan" in Krakow during the first half of
the 18th century, and died there in 1758. He was descending >from Rabbi
Yehoshua "Charif" of Krakow, author of Meginei Shlomo, via his son-in-law,
R' Shalom Schachna KATZ of Krakow (died there in 1685).

In a new blog post, a first in a series on R' Refael and his family, you
would find new discoveries on the lineage leading to the "Meginei Shlomo",
and also further mysteries and questions on the "yichus":

https://goo.gl/HThwbc [MODERATOR: Yaron's blog is in Hebrew]

In the next posts (not yet published) it would be shown how multiple
families in Krakow of the 19-20th century descended >from R' Refael,
probably not knowing of his mere existence.

I would appreciate any further info on R' Refael and his ancestors,
as well as any original family traditions leading to R' Refael
(not based on the known Hebrew literature on old Krakow - which was
already covered).

Please respond privately to:

yarpd at yahoo dot com.

Thank you very much,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Refael ReSHaCH - dayan in Krakow, d. 1758 #general

Yaron Pedhazur
 

Dear fellow researchers,

Rabbi Refael ReSHa"CH was a "dayan" in Krakow during the first half of
the 18th century, and died there in 1758. He was descending >from Rabbi
Yehoshua "Charif" of Krakow, author of Meginei Shlomo, via his son-in-law,
R' Shalom Schachna KATZ of Krakow (died there in 1685).

In a new blog post, a first in a series on R' Refael and his family, you
would find new discoveries on the lineage leading to the "Meginei Shlomo",
and also further mysteries and questions on the "yichus":

https://goo.gl/HThwbc [MODERATOR: Yaron's blog is in Hebrew]

In the next posts (not yet published) it would be shown how multiple
families in Krakow of the 19-20th century descended >from R' Refael,
probably not knowing of his mere existence.

I would appreciate any further info on R' Refael and his ancestors,
as well as any original family traditions leading to R' Refael
(not based on the known Hebrew literature on old Krakow - which was
already covered).

Please respond privately to:

yarpd at yahoo dot com.

Thank you very much,

Yaron Pedhazur
Tel Aviv, Israel


Question of City Name Spelling #general

Marilyn Silva
 

Genners,

I am having a disagreement with a family member. I sent an updated
chart where the birth date and marriage date was listed with the city
where the event happened.

With regard to the documents I have received and have translated for
birth and marriage the city involved is spelled differently:
Kaluszyn, Kalusznic, Kaluszin. I have been listing the city with the
spelling that comes on JRI index and also on the translation.

I am being told by this relative that I should use the current modern
spelling of the name of the city on my family history. I would like
the opinion of other and more knowledgeable Genners as to what is the
proper way to list the city.

Marilyn Silva
KISTENBERG, TREITER, ZALOSZYNSKI, GRZEBIN all >from the Warsaw Gubernia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question of City Name Spelling #general

Marilyn Silva
 

Genners,

I am having a disagreement with a family member. I sent an updated
chart where the birth date and marriage date was listed with the city
where the event happened.

With regard to the documents I have received and have translated for
birth and marriage the city involved is spelled differently:
Kaluszyn, Kalusznic, Kaluszin. I have been listing the city with the
spelling that comes on JRI index and also on the translation.

I am being told by this relative that I should use the current modern
spelling of the name of the city on my family history. I would like
the opinion of other and more knowledgeable Genners as to what is the
proper way to list the city.

Marilyn Silva
KISTENBERG, TREITER, ZALOSZYNSKI, GRZEBIN all >from the Warsaw Gubernia


Ukraine SIG data acquisitions - update #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

I am very impressed and grateful. Over the last several weeks, I have
written a few messages about the opportunity to receive 13,000 images of
census and vital records documents >from the Zhitomir and Kiev archives.
I over estimated the total we needed, and it turns out that to acquire
all of these images we only need $2,900. We ave already received $2,300
in donations. To donate and help us reach the goal of $2,900 (only $600
more) please choose the "Donate" button on the Ukraine SIG page, then
"donate" then Digital Documents Acquistion and Transcription Project. If
by some chance we get more in donations than the $2,900 needed to
acquire all of these documents (13,336 images) then we will put the
additional donations towards transcription/translation. For that second
part, if we have to pay translators, it will cost at least $50,000 - my
hope is that we will be able to use a combination of volunteers and
translators.

I would love, at the Ukraine SIG meetings at the upcoming IAJGS
conference, on Tuesday, 9 August to be able to show you some of the
documents we have gotten. In order to do so, we have to be able to pay
for the material!

Thank you for your generosity and willingness to step up to the plate.
We have 3,800 readers - if you are one of the many who has not made a
contribution to this project yet, please consider it. To read the
descriptions of the material, please look at your Ukraine SIG discussion
group messages over the last few weeks. Right now, please do not email
me and ask me for more information - I will not be able to answer your
questions until after the conference

Janette

--
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine SIG data acquisitions - update #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

I am very impressed and grateful. Over the last several weeks, I have
written a few messages about the opportunity to receive 13,000 images of
census and vital records documents >from the Zhitomir and Kiev archives.
I over estimated the total we needed, and it turns out that to acquire
all of these images we only need $2,900. We ave already received $2,300
in donations. To donate and help us reach the goal of $2,900 (only $600
more) please choose the "Donate" button on the Ukraine SIG page, then
"donate" then Digital Documents Acquistion and Transcription Project. If
by some chance we get more in donations than the $2,900 needed to
acquire all of these documents (13,336 images) then we will put the
additional donations towards transcription/translation. For that second
part, if we have to pay translators, it will cost at least $50,000 - my
hope is that we will be able to use a combination of volunteers and
translators.

I would love, at the Ukraine SIG meetings at the upcoming IAJGS
conference, on Tuesday, 9 August to be able to show you some of the
documents we have gotten. In order to do so, we have to be able to pay
for the material!

Thank you for your generosity and willingness to step up to the plate.
We have 3,800 readers - if you are one of the many who has not made a
contribution to this project yet, please consider it. To read the
descriptions of the material, please look at your Ukraine SIG discussion
group messages over the last few weeks. Right now, please do not email
me and ask me for more information - I will not be able to answer your
questions until after the conference

Janette

--
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus? #poland

Celia Haupt
 

A passport record >from the JRI-Poland JHI Passports data that could
perhaps relate to a relative, Chaim Simanowski, shows his birthplace
as Drohiczyn. The passport lists him as living in the "drohicki pow."
or Drohicyn area. Is this likely to be in present day Poland at 52 24'
N 22 39' E, or in Belarus at 52 11' N 25 09' E? Why would you say
this?

Thanks for your insights.
Celia
Researching SIMANOVSKI, WARSHAVSKI, GUTENSKI (Motol, Belarus)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We checked with the Coordinator of the JRI-Poland
Aliyah Passport Project, who indicated that although both towns were
in Poland during the Interwar years, the one that is today in Belarus
is listed simply as Drohiczyn in the database, while the one that
is today in Poland, Drohiczyn nad Bugiem (on the Bug River) is
listed as Drohiczyn n/B. So the town listed simply as Drohiczyn
would be the one that is today in Belarus.


JRI Poland #Poland Drahichyn/Drohiczyn - which shtetl - in Poland or Belarus? #poland

Celia Haupt
 

A passport record >from the JRI-Poland JHI Passports data that could
perhaps relate to a relative, Chaim Simanowski, shows his birthplace
as Drohiczyn. The passport lists him as living in the "drohicki pow."
or Drohicyn area. Is this likely to be in present day Poland at 52 24'
N 22 39' E, or in Belarus at 52 11' N 25 09' E? Why would you say
this?

Thanks for your insights.
Celia
Researching SIMANOVSKI, WARSHAVSKI, GUTENSKI (Motol, Belarus)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: We checked with the Coordinator of the JRI-Poland
Aliyah Passport Project, who indicated that although both towns were
in Poland during the Interwar years, the one that is today in Belarus
is listed simply as Drohiczyn in the database, while the one that
is today in Poland, Drohiczyn nad Bugiem (on the Bug River) is
listed as Drohiczyn n/B. So the town listed simply as Drohiczyn
would be the one that is today in Belarus.


EDERs from Tarnobrzeg #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Seeking data on Abraham Eder born 1843
wife Bierndke born 1855
Hein Ber son 1875
Neche 1876
Chaim 1875

Does anyone know this family?

Respond privately.

Gayle


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia EDERs from Tarnobrzeg #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Seeking data on Abraham Eder born 1843
wife Bierndke born 1855
Hein Ber son 1875
Neche 1876
Chaim 1875

Does anyone know this family?

Respond privately.

Gayle


Re: Where is Bergen County Cemetery, Paterson, NJ - 1923 burial #general

Adelle Gloger
 

On Jul 28, 2016, at 6:22 AM, Liz Scofield elizabethmscofield@gmail.com
wrote:
< The 1923 NYC Certificate of Death for my grandfather, Lipman NEINKEN,
< states that he was buried in Bergen County Cemetery, 3700 Ft. Hamilton
< Parkway, Paterson, NJ, . The undertaker is listed as Albert M. Kasdan,"

Findagrave.com has a death for Lipman Neinken's son who died at age 14
years in 1896. There is a photo of the grave. This was the info:

Max Neinken
Death: Sept. 4, 1896
Inscription:

here lies
the dear fellow
Meir Gershon
bar
Lipman Neinken
died 26 Elul 5656

Burial:

Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery
Saddle Brook
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

If Lipman Neinken's son is buried in this cemetery, perhaps he is also.
There is a sign at the cemetery that indicates that the JFNJ is
responsible for cemetery. There is a phone# 973-784-3746

Hope this helps to locate Lipman Neinken's burial.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Bergen County Cemetery, Paterson, NJ - 1923 burial #general

Adelle Gloger
 

On Jul 28, 2016, at 6:22 AM, Liz Scofield elizabethmscofield@gmail.com
wrote:
< The 1923 NYC Certificate of Death for my grandfather, Lipman NEINKEN,
< states that he was buried in Bergen County Cemetery, 3700 Ft. Hamilton
< Parkway, Paterson, NJ, . The undertaker is listed as Albert M. Kasdan,"

Findagrave.com has a death for Lipman Neinken's son who died at age 14
years in 1896. There is a photo of the grave. This was the info:

Max Neinken
Death: Sept. 4, 1896
Inscription:

here lies
the dear fellow
Meir Gershon
bar
Lipman Neinken
died 26 Elul 5656

Burial:

Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery
Saddle Brook
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

If Lipman Neinken's son is buried in this cemetery, perhaps he is also.
There is a sign at the cemetery that indicates that the JFNJ is
responsible for cemetery. There is a phone# 973-784-3746

Hope this helps to locate Lipman Neinken's burial.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio


Re: Where is Bergen County Cemetery, Paterson, NJ - 1923 burial #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Another resource to use when looking for locations such as 3700 Fort
Hamilton Parkway is one of the many location sites. I used
showmystreet.com When I plugged in the address, I found a cemetery
in Brooklyn pop up not one in Paterson, NJ. It is Greenwood Cemetery
and it has an online database which can be used to look up burials.

When plugging in the name of the original posters relative, NEINKEN,
it doesn't appear. However, one note for the cemetery is that not
all burials are presently in the database, so contacting the cemetery
could be done.

Further searching in the resources suggested in a prior response to
this inquiry might bring up clearer info on the burial.

Despite there not being a 3700 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Paterson, NJ,
the town does have an Alexander Hamilton connection as Alexander
Hamilton, George Washington and General Lafayette had a picnic at the
Great Falls. There is also a Hamilton Avenue.

Ann Rabinowitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Bergen County Cemetery, Paterson, NJ - 1923 burial #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Another resource to use when looking for locations such as 3700 Fort
Hamilton Parkway is one of the many location sites. I used
showmystreet.com When I plugged in the address, I found a cemetery
in Brooklyn pop up not one in Paterson, NJ. It is Greenwood Cemetery
and it has an online database which can be used to look up burials.

When plugging in the name of the original posters relative, NEINKEN,
it doesn't appear. However, one note for the cemetery is that not
all burials are presently in the database, so contacting the cemetery
could be done.

Further searching in the resources suggested in a prior response to
this inquiry might bring up clearer info on the burial.

Despite there not being a 3700 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Paterson, NJ,
the town does have an Alexander Hamilton connection as Alexander
Hamilton, George Washington and General Lafayette had a picnic at the
Great Falls. There is also a Hamilton Avenue.

Ann Rabinowitz

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