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Re: Viewmate: Please can I have a translation of Yiddish on this photograph and if possible to date the era #photographs #translation #yiddish

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Yenkel (diminutive of Yaakov-Jacob) is correct
David Dubin


Steven Spielberg's New Jewish Story Partners Foundation #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Jewish Story Partners is a new film foundation with initial funding from the Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s Righteous Persons Foundation aiming to “tell stories abut diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories and cultures”.

 

The Los Angeles based Foundation has over $2million in funding also provided by the Maimonides Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation. The Foundation will start this year with $500,00 in grants to U.S. based feature length documentaries to be selected by jury panels. Jewish Story Partners will announce its inaugural round of grantees shortly. Submissions are open for a second funding round with applications due July 1.

 

There is nothing like storytelling to foster connections and help us understand life’s deepest truths. We are especially proud to help establish this initiative — which will make visible a fuller range of Jewish voices, identities, experiences, and perspectives — at a time when social divisions run painfully deep and mainstream depictions too often fail to reflect the Jewish community in all its complexity. We hope that JSP projects will long be a source of meaning within the Jewish community and beyond,” said Capshaw and Spielberg in a joint statement.

 

Spielberg and Capshaw founded the Righteous Persons Foundation in 1995 from his profits from the 1993 film Schindler’s List. It has made more than $100 million in grants and been supported by additional profits from the films Munich and Lincoln.

 

To read more see:

https://deadline.com/2021/04/steven-spielberg-kate-capshaw-righteous-persons-foundation-jewish-story-partners-1234734985/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate: Please can I have a translation of Yiddish on this photograph and if possible to date the era #photographs #translation #yiddish

Rene Eisner
 

 I would like to have a translation of the Yiddish. I believe it says Frimet Degenszajn Zychlin, but I am unable to read the rest.
also is it possible to date the photo?
It is on ViewMate at the following address 

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93475

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Rene EISNER, Melbourne, Australia
researching DEGENSZAJN, PYDRA, ZELMAN, Skierniewice, Poland


Challenging help requested for Translation of Yiddish Postcard #yiddish #photographs #translation

Rene Eisner
 

I've posted a New Year Postcard in Yiddish for which I need a translation. 
I realise it is quite complex, but an idea of the context of the message would be appreciated.  it is sent by David ROSENBLATT from Tel Aviv, 1925.  

It is on ViewMate at the following address .https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93476

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Rene Eisner, Melbourne, Australia
researching DEGENSZAJN, DUDAKOV, PYDRA, ZELMAN, Skierniewice, Poland


JGSCT Virtual Program, May 23, 2021, 1:30pm Eastern Joel Weintraub Here Comes the 1950 Census: What to Expect #announcements #usa #records

gkr
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut hosts Joel Weintraub, presenting "Here Comes The 1950 Census:  What to Expect" on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 1:30 pm via webinar.
 

The U.S. 1950 census will become public on April 1, 2022.  Joel will prepare us for its debut by covering what is a census, who uses the census, census caveats, how the 1950 census was taken, training of enumerators, enumerator instruction manuals, census sampling, 1950 population and housing forms, census questions, post enumeration codes, 1950 undercount, and a summary of the results.  Joel will conclude with a discussion on his and Steve Morse’s 1950 census locational tools, online right now at the stevemorse.org website.  Those 1950 utilities took almost 8 years to produce with the the help of under 70 volunteers, involve 230,000 or so searchable 1950 census district definitions with about 79,000 more small community names added, and street indexes for over 2,400 1950 urban areas that correlate with 1950 census district numbers.  If time allows, Joel will demonstrate searches on the One-Step Unified Tool.

Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton.  He became interested in genealogy over 20 years ago and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives in southern California.  Joel helped produce location tools for 1900 through 1950 federal censuses, and the NY State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse “One-Step” website.  He has published articles on the U.S. census and the 72-year rule, the name change belief and finding difficult passenger records at Ellis Island, and searching NYC census records with the problems of NYC geography.  He has a YouTube channel that has his genealogy (and biology) talks at “JDW Talks”.

The webinar is free for JGSCT members. The non-member donation for attending the webinar is $5.

To become a JGSCT member, click here.

To contribute a donation to attend the webinar, click here. Once you complete your donation, you will receive a link to complete your webinar registration.

--
Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut


Re: May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month #canada #announcements

joannegrosman joannegrosman
 

Hello,
Thank you for posting this. I didn't know it was Canadian Jewish Heritage month. I went to the website of the Canadian Jewish Archive located in Toronto and actually came across several items that belonged to my grandfather and donated to the Archive. Does anyone have experience with this Archive? In regular times can you visit the Archive and view items of personal interest? I asked for a scan of the items, however I do not know if they do this sort of thing. I appreciate any additional information about this Archive.
Joanne Grosman
Researching Grosman, Bocian, Kremsdorf, Enzel
Czestochowa/Radomsko


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Dror Bereznitsky
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russianfor which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93499
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Dror Bereznitsky


Re: Looking for Edvando, Lithuania #lithuania

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Tracy,

I agree with Giannis that the town could be Jedwabne.
In Yiddish it was called Yedvabna.

You can see the similarity between Edvadno / Yedvabna -- it
seems a likely candidate. 

In 1909 there is a Benjamin MILLER from Jedwabny who arrives in NY.  He left behind his mother Chane MILLER, and is bound for his brother Jakob MILLER in NYC.  Maybe these MILLERS are connected to yours, but of course MILLER is an extremely common name.

There's also a Zalman Milevski from Jedwabne who on his U.S. nat papers changed his surname to MILLER.

Possible name changes are always something to think about when researching.


Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


Re: First Name Naming Conventions #ukraine #names

Dan Nussbaum
 

I had a friend whose sister had twins. One was named Edward Daniel. The other was named Daniel Edward.

Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
yekkey@...
 
Tone can be misinterpreted in email. Please read my words with warmth, kindness, and good intentions.

Searching for;
Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere


Asking help with one Polish word #translation

nkleitman@...
 

I've posted a mostly translated ViewMate image #93488 of the 1867 Polish death certificate for Faygla Gocialk (my 3rd great-grandmother).  Can anyone recognize/translate the word (double underlined in the inset, bottom right) between "corke" (daughter) and "Sieywa..." (her first name, Sheva Perle)

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93488

Thanks in advance, 
Naomi Kleitman

Researching: KLEITMAN, RYSHPAN (Przedborz), SALWEN (Solowejczyk; Lubowa?Suwalki?/Radom), GOODSTEIN (Podhajce), FRIEDMAN (Mikulince), TEPPERMAN, KRUGER (Lomaza/ Ostrolenka)
 


JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday May 23 at 2:00 PM Eastern #announcements #education

Bonnie Birns
 

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our May monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Banai Feldstein.

 

JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Sunday, May 23th, 2:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Banai Feldstein
Topic: Search as an Art

Online indexes and record images allow much research to be done without leaving home. But records can still be elusive. Banai Lynn Feldstein will teach us some of the techniques she uses to try to find such elusive records. Banai is a Salt Lake City based professional genealogist, specializing in Jewish and Eastern European research. She has volunteered with the Utah JGS since 2004 and has contributed to IAJGS and its conferences as a volunteer and a speaker since 2007.

There are two ways to join our meeting:
Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting. * We have increased our Zoom capacity so all registrants will be able to join. *

 

When: May 23, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-uurzsrGN1Gw3rW04wRFzI7ZujTqT88

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


OR

Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.

 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

 

I look forward to "seeing" you all then!

 

Bonnie Birns

president@...

President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766


Viewmate translation yiddisch #translation

marcelo kisnerman
 

Dear Sirs 

I've posted a records in yiddisch for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ..

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93509
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93510
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93511
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93512

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Marcelo Kisnerman
Argentina


JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 PM Eastern - German Archival Records #announcements #education #germany

Bonnie Birns
 

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting given by board member and webmaster of the JGSLI and the JewishGen Research Director for Germany, Alex Calzareth.

 

JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Alex Calzareth
Topic: German Archival Records: Going Beyond Vital Records to Uncover Your Family’s Stories

Vital records can be used to trace Jewish families in Germany to around 1800. But if you stop there, you will miss out on stories that can be found in records related to schooling, travel, business, military service, and communal life. Other records, such as tax ledgers, real estate transactions, marriage contracts, and probate proceedings, can help untangle family relationships and reveal a family's social status. Using examples from towns in southwest Germany, Alex will show researchers how to uncover these records for their own families.

 

There are two ways to join our meeting:

Register for our Zoom meeting: this will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting. * We have increased our Zoom capacity so all registrants will be able to join. *

 

When: May 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-2uqDIsEt0tGF0mHUIME3PgHt25t7EF


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

OR

Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.

 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

 

I look forward to "seeing" you all then!

 

Bonnie Birns

president@...
President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766


Russian translation of photographer listing required #translation

hymiereich
 

I've posted an image of a short list of 5 Jewish photographers from Belarus
I need the translation from the Russian to English. I only need the
translation of one line indicated in viewmate

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93494

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thanks in advance

Hymie Reichstein


USCIS Request for Comments - Your Help Needed! #records #usa

Renée K. Carl
 

Hi all,
In the past, this group has been so helpful in efforts to fight the attempts by
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to hike fees for its Genealogy Program. Now, USCIS wants to know what you think! USCIS published a call for public comments in the Federal Register, and the deadline to submit is May 19th 2021. Make your voice heard about the Genealogy Program, and urge USCIS to transfer their historical records to the National Archives.

This is a rare opportunity to voice your concerns about the USCIS Genealogy Program, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, or about public access to information and records generally.

 

The Records Not Revenue team (of which I am a part) has all the information you need, including comment starters, at https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/take-action/.

 

What does USCIS want to know? USCIS wants to identify barriers between their services and your satisfaction. They framed the call for comments with a series of questions relating to the barriers. Don’t worry – all the information is in a user-friendly format at: https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/take-action/.

 

Please make sure to submit your comments by May 19th. Please use your voice to demonstrate that Americans value our immigration history and records, and demand those records are preserved and available for research.

Thank you for considering this request!
Renee Carl, for the Records Not Revenue team
Washington, DC


view mate request - deciphering name #translation

Steven Cohen
 

I've posted a ViewMate request for help deciphering a name from a manifest.  It's here:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93415

Many thanks for your help -

Steve Cohen
Philadelphia


translation requst, radom book of records #translation

arnold friedman
 

i would appreciate help in translation the last for rows and the
column headings for this book of record page

to help in the translation
serka-liba frydman (maiden name) married chaim karpenkopf. He died in
1917 and she remarried Israel (or azyrl) frydman. So my mothers
maiden and 2nd marriage name are the same.

they had four children Sura frydman, Chil frydman, Chaim frydman and
Elizer frydman. Chil died in 1925, so i don't know when this record
was made but after 1928, the oldest son's birth. Any ideas?

i don't know the exact marriage date of Israel and serka liba. The
gov record was filed in early 1924 and said they got married in dec
1923. But by the birthdate of sura (which is consistent with other
info I have), I assume they were married in 1921 or before.

I dont know why the husband (israel frydman) is not here since israel
& serka-liba were married at this point or Israel's children from
the first marriage Gitla or Jakow-Joseph

thank you in advance with our help in translation and any other
knowledge on this record that can be provided, i know especially the
last column is hard to read. This is the only copy that I have.

best,

arnold friedman
redwood city, ca usa
FRYDMAN
RADOM POLAND


Re: Jaffa Immigration Records-Translation Requested #israel #records #translation

fredelfruhman
 

The 11th record on page 236 is:

Yitzchak (Isaac) Risman, who arrived on August 3rd, 1929, on a ship called the Tarbiel or Charbiel, number 1719 (possibly a ticket number?  I can't make out the column header). 

As to the 2nd and 3rd records on page 229:  To me, the family name looks like "Rachamim".
--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


(US) President Biden Declares May Jewish American Heritage Month #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

President Joseph Biden signed a proclamation declaring May Jewish American Heritage Month.  May has been Jewish American Heritage Month since 2006 in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. To read the proclamation go to: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/30/a-proclamation-on-jewish-american-heritage-month-2021/

 

To celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month the Jewish Museum of American Jewish History  (JAHM) has virtual programs every week in May.  See: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

 

This year’s JAHM’s theme is: This year's theme takes its inspiration from the ancient sage Rabbi Hillel’s most well-known saying–“If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now—when?" JAHM will highlight historical moments in which American Jewish communities demonstrated remarkable resilience and care for communities outside of their own, and also how diverse communities stood up for Jews in the face of antisemitism.

 

This Jewish American Heritage Month, we are inviting the public to nominate and vote on the first ever Jewish American Hometown Hero to be inducted into the Museum's Ed Snider Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made April 30-May 10. Learn more and nominate a deserving individual today! The nomination form is accessible at: https://www.nmajh.org/home-town-hero-contest/

 

To find out what is happening in your community –there are 75 JAHM partners see:

https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/#partners

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Announcing the publication of the Yizkor Book of SOCHACZEW, Poland #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates #announcements

ireneplotzker@...
 

I recently ordered and received this. I had been waiting for years for a full translation and am delighted with it!
This was my grandfather's (Velvet Grundwag, later William Greenwald) birthplace. His mother was Brocha Libert., father Fischel Grundwag. I found Grundwags and Liberts when I first looked at this book on Jewish Gen some years ago and have been in contact with some descendants. However, I can't figure out just how I am related to the Grundwags in Israel, who are descended from those named in the book, nor the Liberts who went to Chicago.  I will review what I have for additional clues. (Anybody out there know either of these families?)

Irene Greenwald Plotzker 
Wilmington, Delaware 

81 - 100 of 658549