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Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado presents "Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing and Cold Homicide Cases" - Sunday March 22 #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

"Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe " and "Cold
Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing and Cold Homicide
Cases"

Presented by Silvia Pettem

Date/Time: Sunday March 22 - 10:00 am until noon
Location: Congregation Har Hashem
3950 West Boulder Road, Boulder, CO

This session is open to the public!

In 1954, a young woman was murdered near Boulder, Colorado, and
buried by the community as "Jane Doe." Fifty years later, Silvia
Pettem stumbled upon her gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, then
joined forensic specialists and law-enforcement officials to
identify the victim. The investigation took more than six years,
combined the latest in Internet searches with gumshoe research of
the past, and took several surprising twists and turns. With many
lessons for genealogists, Silvia discusses her motives in asking
her local Sheriff to revisit the case, explains how and why she
had to solicit private funding, describes her research methodology,
and narrates her unique partnership -as an interested citizen- with
law-enforcement and the forensic community.

Silvia Pettem is so accomplished in finding people that don't want
to be found (or that others cannot find) that we think her methods
could work well for genealogists! She has researched and written
more than a dozen books including helping to solve the identity of
a 55-year-old cold-case homicide. She has been trained by the
National Training Academy for NamUs (National Missing and
Unidentified Persons System) and is a consultant with Boulder
Police detectives.

Terry Lasky
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
jgsco.org

JGSNJ Meeting March 19 #general

Susan Kobren <president@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM
YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ

Speaker: Avraham Groll
Program: How did Jews Get to Europe? - Part II

Avraham will give us Part II of his fascinating presentation about
how and why our ancestors moved around the diaspora. He will focus
on the European Jewish communities that existed in parallel with
those located in Israel and then Babylonia. He will discuss how
they were first established and why they did not become major
centers until the 10th century. Understanding Jewish migration
patterns, and the circumstances under which they operated, will
grant us a deeper understanding of our own collective Jewish
istory, and a greater appreciation for our Jewish family history.
Avraham Groll is the Director of Business Operations for JewishGen.
After studying in Israel at Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim, he received
a BS >from Ramapo College, and an MBA >from Montclair State
University. He is currently pursuing an MA in Judaic Studies at
Touro College. He is married to Dina, and has three children,
Chaim, Miriam and Shifra.
Refreshments are served. All are welcome.

Submitted by
Susan Kobren
President, JGS of North Jersey
www.jgsnj.org

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado presents "Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing and Cold Homicide Cases" - Sunday March 22 #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

"Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe " and "Cold
Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing and Cold Homicide
Cases"

Presented by Silvia Pettem

Date/Time: Sunday March 22 - 10:00 am until noon
Location: Congregation Har Hashem
3950 West Boulder Road, Boulder, CO

This session is open to the public!

In 1954, a young woman was murdered near Boulder, Colorado, and
buried by the community as "Jane Doe." Fifty years later, Silvia
Pettem stumbled upon her gravestone in Columbia Cemetery, then
joined forensic specialists and law-enforcement officials to
identify the victim. The investigation took more than six years,
combined the latest in Internet searches with gumshoe research of
the past, and took several surprising twists and turns. With many
lessons for genealogists, Silvia discusses her motives in asking
her local Sheriff to revisit the case, explains how and why she
had to solicit private funding, describes her research methodology,
and narrates her unique partnership -as an interested citizen- with
law-enforcement and the forensic community.

Silvia Pettem is so accomplished in finding people that don't want
to be found (or that others cannot find) that we think her methods
could work well for genealogists! She has researched and written
more than a dozen books including helping to solve the identity of
a 55-year-old cold-case homicide. She has been trained by the
National Training Academy for NamUs (National Missing and
Unidentified Persons System) and is a consultant with Boulder
Police detectives.

Terry Lasky
Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
jgsco.org

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNJ Meeting March 19 #general

Susan Kobren <president@...>
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM
YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ

Speaker: Avraham Groll
Program: How did Jews Get to Europe? - Part II

Avraham will give us Part II of his fascinating presentation about
how and why our ancestors moved around the diaspora. He will focus
on the European Jewish communities that existed in parallel with
those located in Israel and then Babylonia. He will discuss how
they were first established and why they did not become major
centers until the 10th century. Understanding Jewish migration
patterns, and the circumstances under which they operated, will
grant us a deeper understanding of our own collective Jewish
istory, and a greater appreciation for our Jewish family history.
Avraham Groll is the Director of Business Operations for JewishGen.
After studying in Israel at Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim, he received
a BS >from Ramapo College, and an MBA >from Montclair State
University. He is currently pursuing an MA in Judaic Studies at
Touro College. He is married to Dina, and has three children,
Chaim, Miriam and Shifra.
Refreshments are served. All are welcome.

Submitted by
Susan Kobren
President, JGS of North Jersey
www.jgsnj.org

Connecting the BIRNBAUMS of Krakow and Sniatyn #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi all.

I've recently turned my attention to the family of my paternal
great-grandmother, Chana Feigel Birnbaum, born in Krakow in 1872. Her
father was Jacob Chaim BIRNBAUM and her mother was Marya HERZOG.

I have been greatly helped by the comprehensive Krakow families lists on
Dan Hirschberg's site, but there is one puzzling piece to the story: at
various times, members of the family say they were born in/lived in
Krakow, and at other times, Sniatyn. (Which is hundreds of kilometers
away, so it's not easy to mistake one for the other.) For instance: in
June of 1896, when my gggf Jacob Birnbaum and his son-in-law, my
great-grandfather Meyer STANGER, leave for America, they both give
Sniatyn as their residence; yet my grandmother and her sister were
definitely born in Krakow in July of 1896 and 1894, respectively, and
their residence is listed as Krakow when they leave in 1897. One of my
great-grandmother's younger half brothers lists Sniatyn as his 1889
birthplace on his WWI registration, but Krakow as his birthplace on his
WWII registration. Another brother gives Sniatyn as his 1892 birthplace,
but is listed as living in Krakow at his 1897 immigration.

So it appears they moved back and forth, perhaps sometimes not all
together. I also know there were Birnbaums in Sniatyn.

I'm putting this to the list just wondering if anyone with Krakow
Birnbaum roots (and I know the family is vast) ALSO has a connection to
Sniatyn that might help me put this all together. I believe I've found
various records for a Krakow-born "Chaim Jacob Birnbaum" and there's
much evidence to suggest it's my great-grandfather, but nothing
definitive, so until I know in which town he and his second wife were
born and married, I can't say it's him for sure. (So far I've been
unable to find his naturalization.)
Thanks!
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connecting the BIRNBAUMS of Krakow and Sniatyn #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi all.

I've recently turned my attention to the family of my paternal
great-grandmother, Chana Feigel Birnbaum, born in Krakow in 1872. Her
father was Jacob Chaim BIRNBAUM and her mother was Marya HERZOG.

I have been greatly helped by the comprehensive Krakow families lists on
Dan Hirschberg's site, but there is one puzzling piece to the story: at
various times, members of the family say they were born in/lived in
Krakow, and at other times, Sniatyn. (Which is hundreds of kilometers
away, so it's not easy to mistake one for the other.) For instance: in
June of 1896, when my gggf Jacob Birnbaum and his son-in-law, my
great-grandfather Meyer STANGER, leave for America, they both give
Sniatyn as their residence; yet my grandmother and her sister were
definitely born in Krakow in July of 1896 and 1894, respectively, and
their residence is listed as Krakow when they leave in 1897. One of my
great-grandmother's younger half brothers lists Sniatyn as his 1889
birthplace on his WWI registration, but Krakow as his birthplace on his
WWII registration. Another brother gives Sniatyn as his 1892 birthplace,
but is listed as living in Krakow at his 1897 immigration.

So it appears they moved back and forth, perhaps sometimes not all
together. I also know there were Birnbaums in Sniatyn.

I'm putting this to the list just wondering if anyone with Krakow
Birnbaum roots (and I know the family is vast) ALSO has a connection to
Sniatyn that might help me put this all together. I believe I've found
various records for a Krakow-born "Chaim Jacob Birnbaum" and there's
much evidence to suggest it's my great-grandfather, but nothing
definitive, so until I know in which town he and his second wife were
born and married, I can't say it's him for sure. (So far I've been
unable to find his naturalization.)
Thanks!
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

WEINGARTEN from the area of Kanczuga and Lancut, Galicia, Poland #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

I am hopeful that someone can give me more direction in going back
further in researching my father-in-law's family history. He himself is a
survivor but lost most of his family at a young age.

His WEINGARTEN family originated in Kanczuga, in the area of Lancut
(Lan-sut in Yiddish), in Galicia Poland. Avraham Weingarten had 5
children, 4 of whom are known:

* Harris came to the USA (Galveston, TX) after he married, in the late
1880's. His naturalization lists his birthplace as Lancut. His death
certificate offers no ancestral information.

* Sholom (my father-in-law's grandfather) lived in Kanczuga, and later
in Rzeszow (Reishe in Yiddish and in Polish it sounds like Jeshov). He
passed away before the war. His wife, Bella TRACHTENBERG perished in
the Holocaust >from starvation, in Samerkend, Uzbekistan.

* Lazar perished in the Holocaust.I did not find a page of testimony for
him at Yad Vashem.

* Bluma AMSTER passed away in Brooklyn in 1953. Her death record
does not list her mother's maiden name. Her passenger manifest (>from
1912) lists her last residence as Kanczuga, Poland.

I have been unable to locate any records about this family outside the
USA. I have looked at both JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia.

BTW, I see that some trees on Ancestry claim that Bluma's mother was
Laia Roza Rozenheim -- >from Kielce. I traced it back and it appears to be
wrong. Someone just matched two Abraham WEINGARTENs in Poland.
But Kielce is not anywhere near Kanczuga and they had no other reason
to link them together. Also, as mentioned, Bluma's death record shows
her mother as Jennie, and we know it to be Shaindel in Hebrew, not Laia
Roza.

Does anyone have knowledge of this family (an ODT is listed below) or
have thoughts on how to go further back?

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...

Descendants of Avraham Weingarten

1 Avraham Weingarten c1830-c1890 +Shaindel ? c1830-c1890
....2 Harris Weingarten 1854-1934 +Beila "Belle" Weidinger 1855-1919
........ 3 Joseph "Joe", Solomon (Sol), Anne ALEXANDER & Abraham "Abe"
... 2 Sholom Weingarten 1862-1932 +Bella Trachtenberg 1865-1943
........ 3 Malka Weingarten, Rachelle BESSLER & Shindel "Jenny" SOSEVSKY
... 2 Lazar Weingarten 1870-1942
........ 3 Monala, Blume, Shindel SCHLANGER
... 2 Bluma "Blima" Weingarten 1872-1953 +Moishe "Morris" Amster 1868-1930
.........3 Unknown, Max, Fannie WEINMAN, Ethel WEISS, Minnie SILVERMAN,
Jennie Amster, Dora "Dorothy/Dottie" KALTER & Isak

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia WEINGARTEN from the area of Kanczuga and Lancut, Galicia, Poland #galicia

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

I am hopeful that someone can give me more direction in going back
further in researching my father-in-law's family history. He himself is a
survivor but lost most of his family at a young age.

His WEINGARTEN family originated in Kanczuga, in the area of Lancut
(Lan-sut in Yiddish), in Galicia Poland. Avraham Weingarten had 5
children, 4 of whom are known:

* Harris came to the USA (Galveston, TX) after he married, in the late
1880's. His naturalization lists his birthplace as Lancut. His death
certificate offers no ancestral information.

* Sholom (my father-in-law's grandfather) lived in Kanczuga, and later
in Rzeszow (Reishe in Yiddish and in Polish it sounds like Jeshov). He
passed away before the war. His wife, Bella TRACHTENBERG perished in
the Holocaust >from starvation, in Samerkend, Uzbekistan.

* Lazar perished in the Holocaust.I did not find a page of testimony for
him at Yad Vashem.

* Bluma AMSTER passed away in Brooklyn in 1953. Her death record
does not list her mother's maiden name. Her passenger manifest (>from
1912) lists her last residence as Kanczuga, Poland.

I have been unable to locate any records about this family outside the
USA. I have looked at both JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia.

BTW, I see that some trees on Ancestry claim that Bluma's mother was
Laia Roza Rozenheim -- >from Kielce. I traced it back and it appears to be
wrong. Someone just matched two Abraham WEINGARTENs in Poland.
But Kielce is not anywhere near Kanczuga and they had no other reason
to link them together. Also, as mentioned, Bluma's death record shows
her mother as Jennie, and we know it to be Shaindel in Hebrew, not Laia
Roza.

Does anyone have knowledge of this family (an ODT is listed below) or
have thoughts on how to go further back?

Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@...

Descendants of Avraham Weingarten

1 Avraham Weingarten c1830-c1890 +Shaindel ? c1830-c1890
....2 Harris Weingarten 1854-1934 +Beila "Belle" Weidinger 1855-1919
........ 3 Joseph "Joe", Solomon (Sol), Anne ALEXANDER & Abraham "Abe"
... 2 Sholom Weingarten 1862-1932 +Bella Trachtenberg 1865-1943
........ 3 Malka Weingarten, Rachelle BESSLER & Shindel "Jenny" SOSEVSKY
... 2 Lazar Weingarten 1870-1942
........ 3 Monala, Blume, Shindel SCHLANGER
... 2 Bluma "Blima" Weingarten 1872-1953 +Moishe "Morris" Amster 1868-1930
.........3 Unknown, Max, Fannie WEINMAN, Ethel WEISS, Minnie SILVERMAN,
Jennie Amster, Dora "Dorothy/Dottie" KALTER & Isak

New Rom-SIG Research Coordinator... #general

Rosanne Leeson
 

I am very pleased to announce the new Research Coordinator for the
Rom-SIG, Barbara Hershey. Barbara has bravely stepped in to take on
this very important and complex job, following the sad death of Bob
Wascou, last month.

Bob had been our longtime and much loved Research Coordinator. His
managerial skills, as well as his kind , caring and gentle ways has
endeared him to so many. But Barbara is so well suited to follow
inhis footsteps!.

Barbara Hershey is the President and Program Chair of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Oregon.She has served on the IAJGS Membership
Development Committee, served on the IAJGS Nominating Committee, two
IAJGS Conference Program Committees and Chaired the IAJGS Awards
Committee. She first attended an IAJGS conference in 2007 in Salt Lake
City as a brand-new genealogist and has attended each conference since
then. She has made many presentations to Jewish and non-Jewish
genealogical societies and co-taught a course on beginning genealogy.

She has been a longtime member of the Rom-SIG, with roots in Iasi! We
are slowly catching up, and learning what needs to be done to continue
as Bob - and all of us - would wish!

In addition, there is now a special fund, set up in memory of Bob
Wascou, on the JewishGen-erosity site at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20>
[TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/6o3gfnb] for those who might wish to
honor Bob's memory, and for all that he has done for those with roots in
Romania.

We will use those funds for projects that were closest to Bob's heart!
If you do make a donation, please also notify me [rdleeson@...],
so that I can let Bob's family know as soon as possible!

Rosanne Leeson
Coordinator
Rom-SIG

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Rom-SIG Research Coordinator... #general

Rosanne Leeson
 

I am very pleased to announce the new Research Coordinator for the
Rom-SIG, Barbara Hershey. Barbara has bravely stepped in to take on
this very important and complex job, following the sad death of Bob
Wascou, last month.

Bob had been our longtime and much loved Research Coordinator. His
managerial skills, as well as his kind , caring and gentle ways has
endeared him to so many. But Barbara is so well suited to follow
inhis footsteps!.

Barbara Hershey is the President and Program Chair of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Oregon.She has served on the IAJGS Membership
Development Committee, served on the IAJGS Nominating Committee, two
IAJGS Conference Program Committees and Chaired the IAJGS Awards
Committee. She first attended an IAJGS conference in 2007 in Salt Lake
City as a brand-new genealogist and has attended each conference since
then. She has made many presentations to Jewish and non-Jewish
genealogical societies and co-taught a course on beginning genealogy.

She has been a longtime member of the Rom-SIG, with roots in Iasi! We
are slowly catching up, and learning what needs to be done to continue
as Bob - and all of us - would wish!

In addition, there is now a special fund, set up in memory of Bob
Wascou, on the JewishGen-erosity site at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20>
[TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/6o3gfnb] for those who might wish to
honor Bob's memory, and for all that he has done for those with roots in
Romania.

We will use those funds for projects that were closest to Bob's heart!
If you do make a donation, please also notify me [rdleeson@...],
so that I can let Bob's family know as soon as possible!

Rosanne Leeson
Coordinator
Rom-SIG

(US) National Archives Transcription Challenge--Sunshine Week #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist David Ferriero has given all interested in history a
challenge-and who better than genealogists to help! This is part of Sunshine
Week- which celebrates access to public information and what it means for
you and your community-"Open Government is Good Government". (There is
posting on Sunshine Week on the IAJGS Records Access Alert -to access it
you need to register for the Alert-see below).

Archivist Ferriero's challenge is completing 1000 transcriptions in 7 days
March 16-23! Use the hashtag #1000pages
(https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%231000pages)
and tweet us @USNatArchives (https://twitter.com/USNatArchives
to let them know what you're working on and what you find in the records!
To read what to do in addition to creating a username and password go to:
http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/transcribe/#missions

You will have to select a "transcription mission" >from the list at the
above url.

Some of the areas are:
"Spirited Republic" records ( highlighting the government's role in alcohol)
Photographs Relating to National Forests
Interviews related to the September 11, 2001 Attacks
Declassified Records
Records Relating to Al Capone
And more! Including the Framework for a Settlement in the Sinai and diaries
of past presidents, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Ford and Reagan.

To read Archivist Ferriero's blog on this challenge see:
http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5948
To register to the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and
which JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized. Past postings may be found in the Records Access Alert archives:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Transcription Challenge--Sunshine Week #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist David Ferriero has given all interested in history a
challenge-and who better than genealogists to help! This is part of Sunshine
Week- which celebrates access to public information and what it means for
you and your community-"Open Government is Good Government". (There is
posting on Sunshine Week on the IAJGS Records Access Alert -to access it
you need to register for the Alert-see below).

Archivist Ferriero's challenge is completing 1000 transcriptions in 7 days
March 16-23! Use the hashtag #1000pages
(https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%231000pages)
and tweet us @USNatArchives (https://twitter.com/USNatArchives
to let them know what you're working on and what you find in the records!
To read what to do in addition to creating a username and password go to:
http://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/transcribe/#missions

You will have to select a "transcription mission" >from the list at the
above url.

Some of the areas are:
"Spirited Republic" records ( highlighting the government's role in alcohol)
Photographs Relating to National Forests
Interviews related to the September 11, 2001 Attacks
Declassified Records
Records Relating to Al Capone
And more! Including the Framework for a Settlement in the Sinai and diaries
of past presidents, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Ford and Reagan.

To read Archivist Ferriero's blog on this challenge see:
http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=5948
To register to the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and
which JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized. Past postings may be found in the Records Access Alert archives:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ .

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

(Sweden) Free Access March 21-22 to ArkivDigital #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Saturday March 21 is Genealogy Day in Sweden and many genealogy societies
and organizations host lectures and exhibits. ArkikvDigital is
participating and anyone may access their database for free March 21-22 from
their home. ArkivDitial has almost 53 million images to research Swedish
heritage. If you have a subscription to ArkivDigital they will extend your
subscription by two days because of the two free days.
ArkivDigital adds hundreds of thousands of images monthly.

If you think you might not have ancestors >from Sweden, there have been Jews
in Sweden since the early 1700's. albeit a small population. Sweden opened
its doors to Jews during WWII and again in 1956 when Jews were fleeing
Hungary and then again when fleeing Communists in 1968. According to the
Jewish Virtual Library the Jewish population increased tremendously between
1850 and 1920 due to immigration >from Russia and Poland. The population
reached nearly 6,500 in 1920. Small groups of German, Austrian, and Czech
Jews were allowed to immigrate to Sweden during the 1930's. Once the Nazi
brutalities were known Sweden opened its doors to Jews. In 1942, Sweden
allowed the immigration of 900 Norwegian Jews. In October 1943, Sweden gave
asylum to more than 8,000 Danish Jews, the whole Danish Jewish community,
which came to Sweden via small fishing boats. The Jewish population doubled
between1945-1970.

To access the archives you will need to register with an email address and
password. There is a user guide available for downloading on the website.
You will also need to install their software. To get directions on how to
download and register go to:
http://tinyurl.com/mypqebj
Original url:
http://www.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/try-for-free/?utm_source=newsletter-150317-eng&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

For those who are interested they have an English blog. All of this is
available at: http://tinyurl.com/pta8nda
Original url:
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/?utm_source=newsletter-150317-eng&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the readers.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Sweden) Free Access March 21-22 to ArkivDigital #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Saturday March 21 is Genealogy Day in Sweden and many genealogy societies
and organizations host lectures and exhibits. ArkikvDigital is
participating and anyone may access their database for free March 21-22 from
their home. ArkivDitial has almost 53 million images to research Swedish
heritage. If you have a subscription to ArkivDigital they will extend your
subscription by two days because of the two free days.
ArkivDigital adds hundreds of thousands of images monthly.

If you think you might not have ancestors >from Sweden, there have been Jews
in Sweden since the early 1700's. albeit a small population. Sweden opened
its doors to Jews during WWII and again in 1956 when Jews were fleeing
Hungary and then again when fleeing Communists in 1968. According to the
Jewish Virtual Library the Jewish population increased tremendously between
1850 and 1920 due to immigration >from Russia and Poland. The population
reached nearly 6,500 in 1920. Small groups of German, Austrian, and Czech
Jews were allowed to immigrate to Sweden during the 1930's. Once the Nazi
brutalities were known Sweden opened its doors to Jews. In 1942, Sweden
allowed the immigration of 900 Norwegian Jews. In October 1943, Sweden gave
asylum to more than 8,000 Danish Jews, the whole Danish Jewish community,
which came to Sweden via small fishing boats. The Jewish population doubled
between1945-1970.

To access the archives you will need to register with an email address and
password. There is a user guide available for downloading on the website.
You will also need to install their software. To get directions on how to
download and register go to:
http://tinyurl.com/mypqebj
Original url:
http://www.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/try-for-free/?utm_source=newsletter-150317-eng&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

For those who are interested they have an English blog. All of this is
available at: http://tinyurl.com/pta8nda
Original url:
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/?utm_source=newsletter-150317-eng&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the readers.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

LEVENTINE from Rigowitz; CYWAN from Gac #general

Shuman, Carl H <carl.shuman@...>
 

I am hoping that someone can help me. I recently ordered my great
grandfather's Petition for Naturalization and discovered that he
was not born Philip Levy (as I knew him) but Philip LEVENTINE. He
lists his birthplace as "Rigowitz, Russia," which I have not been
able to locate. He was born on May 15, 1874 and married "Mollie,"
whose Hebrew/Yiddish name was Malka Hinda and whose maiden name was
CYWAN. They had four children, Meier (born January 1, 1896), Ida
(born May 5, 1898), Rose -- my grandmother (born July 12, 1899),
and Reuben (born March 3, 1906). The three older children were
born in "Rigowitz," according to the Naturalization Petition.
Great Uncle Reuben was born in Philadelphia. Zadie LEVY came over
on the Kaiser WIlhelm >from Bremen, Germany in 1904. I do not know
if the rest of the family came over with him or joined him later.
They settled in Norma, New Jersey, a collectivist farming community
in southern New Jersey. Philip was a shochet. Both Mollie and
Philip are buried in the Alliance Cemetery in Alliance, New Jersey.
I believe that Philip's father was named Berrill and that his
mother was named Ida, nee COHEN; this information came >from the
Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, I have been
unsuccessful in finding any records >from Europe that would confirm
what my great grandfather wrote in his Petition for Naturalization.
Nor have I been successful in finding any records relating to the
ancestors that preceded Philip. I believe my great grandmother,
Malka Hinda, was born in a town called Gac but have not found much
in the way of records for her or her family as well; the only
record I was able to locate on JewishGen shows a Malka Hinda, born
in 1870 in Gac, whose father was Jocyk Meierwicz. I also found no
record of the marriage of Philip and Malka Hinda or of the three
Leventine children born in Europe. I tried various searches on
JewishGen but could not locate any records >from Europe relating to
Philip and only one record relating to Malka Hinda. I hope someone
can help me find more records relating to Philip LEVENTINE and
Malka Hinda CYWAN and to the shtetl of "Rigowitz." Thank you.

Searching for PAL (Anyksciai and Vilkomer/Ukmerge), BINDER
(Anyksciai), SHMOOKLER/SHMOOKLIARSKY (Ivye/Brest Litovsk), BIRNBAUM,
SZUMOWICZ (Zembrov), RYBACK/RYBAK, LEVENTINE (Rigowitz), CYWAN (Gac).

Carl H. Shuman

Updates to Kovel site #ukraine

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

I have just updated the name index of people >from Kovel culled >from the
1957 Yizkor book on Kovel, which includes names >from about 50 pages of new
translations.

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/KovelNameIndex31515.pdf

There have been other more minor updates in the last several months.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEVENTINE from Rigowitz; CYWAN from Gac #general

Shuman, Carl H <carl.shuman@...>
 

I am hoping that someone can help me. I recently ordered my great
grandfather's Petition for Naturalization and discovered that he
was not born Philip Levy (as I knew him) but Philip LEVENTINE. He
lists his birthplace as "Rigowitz, Russia," which I have not been
able to locate. He was born on May 15, 1874 and married "Mollie,"
whose Hebrew/Yiddish name was Malka Hinda and whose maiden name was
CYWAN. They had four children, Meier (born January 1, 1896), Ida
(born May 5, 1898), Rose -- my grandmother (born July 12, 1899),
and Reuben (born March 3, 1906). The three older children were
born in "Rigowitz," according to the Naturalization Petition.
Great Uncle Reuben was born in Philadelphia. Zadie LEVY came over
on the Kaiser WIlhelm >from Bremen, Germany in 1904. I do not know
if the rest of the family came over with him or joined him later.
They settled in Norma, New Jersey, a collectivist farming community
in southern New Jersey. Philip was a shochet. Both Mollie and
Philip are buried in the Alliance Cemetery in Alliance, New Jersey.
I believe that Philip's father was named Berrill and that his
mother was named Ida, nee COHEN; this information came >from the
Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, I have been
unsuccessful in finding any records >from Europe that would confirm
what my great grandfather wrote in his Petition for Naturalization.
Nor have I been successful in finding any records relating to the
ancestors that preceded Philip. I believe my great grandmother,
Malka Hinda, was born in a town called Gac but have not found much
in the way of records for her or her family as well; the only
record I was able to locate on JewishGen shows a Malka Hinda, born
in 1870 in Gac, whose father was Jocyk Meierwicz. I also found no
record of the marriage of Philip and Malka Hinda or of the three
Leventine children born in Europe. I tried various searches on
JewishGen but could not locate any records >from Europe relating to
Philip and only one record relating to Malka Hinda. I hope someone
can help me find more records relating to Philip LEVENTINE and
Malka Hinda CYWAN and to the shtetl of "Rigowitz." Thank you.

Searching for PAL (Anyksciai and Vilkomer/Ukmerge), BINDER
(Anyksciai), SHMOOKLER/SHMOOKLIARSKY (Ivye/Brest Litovsk), BIRNBAUM,
SZUMOWICZ (Zembrov), RYBACK/RYBAK, LEVENTINE (Rigowitz), CYWAN (Gac).

Carl H. Shuman

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Updates to Kovel site #ukraine

Bruce Drake <bruce.drake@...>
 

I have just updated the name index of people >from Kovel culled >from the
1957 Yizkor book on Kovel, which includes names >from about 50 pages of new
translations.

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kovel/KovelNameIndex31515.pdf

There have been other more minor updates in the last several months.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

seeking descendants of Ernst Jakob WOLFGANG #germany

ELAINE KAHN <ebkahn@...>
 

We are looking for descendants of Ernst Wolfgang, in advance of a
Stolperstein being laid in front of his home in Frankfurt in May.

Wolfgang was born in Frankfurt about 1903, the son of Leopold and Toni
(geb. FEIST). He emigrated to the USA, arriving in New York on
November 19, 1935.

Thanks, Elaine Kahn, Teaneck, NJ ebkahn@...

German SIG #Germany seeking descendants of Ernst Jakob WOLFGANG #germany

ELAINE KAHN <ebkahn@...>
 

We are looking for descendants of Ernst Wolfgang, in advance of a
Stolperstein being laid in front of his home in Frankfurt in May.

Wolfgang was born in Frankfurt about 1903, the son of Leopold and Toni
(geb. FEIST). He emigrated to the USA, arriving in New York on
November 19, 1935.

Thanks, Elaine Kahn, Teaneck, NJ ebkahn@...