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Re: Finding image on LDS microfilm from index #general

Emily Garber
 

Sally Bruckheimer wrote:
"Since LDS Microfilms no longer exist, except maybe in SLC, the film numbers need to be deleted or changed to something else by Jewishgen. They were indeed the source of the information, but they aren't usable now. You might search by the subject for the digital version on familysearch.org. It may be available at your home, but more likely at a LDS library."

Film numbers may still be used to search via the catalog. While FamilySearch has been digitizing old microfilm and assigning new digital numbers to those rolls, digitized collections and records may be located via either the original microfilm number or the digital number. As a matter of fact I just used an old film number this morning to locate a NYC marriage certificate.

Emily Garber


tombstones #general

Leya Aronson
 

Hello,
 
I have recently come across a tombstone for a person I am researching, and his date of birth is preceded by a Magen David [Star of David], yet his date of death is preceded by a Christian cross. His grandson states that family lore is that they were Jewish and converted to christianity.
 
Can anyone shed light on this?
 
Also, many thanks for all who helped with my previous request.
 
Leya Aronson
Toronto, Canada
researching: ROSENBAUM, SMEETS, Limburg, NL, Pannesheide, DL


Somlo from Toronto #general

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Erwin Somlo and his wife
Dina, daughter of Elza nee Horowitz who traced back to the
Horowitz-Margareten family


Historic Synagogues of Europe #general #unitedkingdom

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

The Foundation for Jewish Heritage https://www.foundationforjewishheritage.com/ has posted a map Historic Synagogues of Europe http://historicsynagogueseurope.org/synagogue-map

By clicking on any of the red  “balloons”  a photograph and information about that synagogue opens up. 

 

The Foundation for Jewish Heritage is dedicated exclusively to the preservation of Jewish architectural sites, working internationally to ensure a future for historic synagogues, Jewish monuments and places of cultural significance.

 

If you click on their news tab, https://www.foundationforjewishheritage.com/news-hub.html there is information on the former Merthyr Tydfil synagogue in Wales (see below); coverage of their Iraq Syria Jewish heritage mapping project; mapping of the endangered Jewish heritage of Iraq and Syria; the project to save the historic and remarkable 'Soldiers Synagogue' in Tomsk in Siberia; supporting local efforts to save the remains of the New Israelite Temple in Hamburg; Moreshet in Wroclaw and more.

 

The most recent is their securing funding for preserving an re-purposing the former Merthyr Tydfil synagogue in Wales  see: https://www.foundationforjewishheritage.com/news-merthyr2.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Finding image on LDS microfilm from index #general

Emily Garber
 

Harlan Weller posted:
"I located the attached index to a record on jewishgen and I wanted to look at the original document if possible.  The number 2205099 is hotlinked to an LDS microfilm, but I could not make sense of the other numbers.  Can these numbers be used to locate the image on the microfilm?  Or do I have to page through all the images on the microfilm?"

About three years ago I posted an article on my blog explaining how one gets from JewishGen's All Lithuania/Litvak SIG index to FamilySearch digitized film images. 
"FamilySearch, JewishGen, and Litvak SIG: What are They Hiding?" See, http://extrayad.blogspot.com/2017/06/familysearch-jewishgen-and-litvak-sig.html

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


Pulin cemetery photos; Zvil cemetery study #ukraine

boris
 

Leonid Kogan, a historian living in the West, is working on a study of the Jewish cemetery of Pulin in Ukraine, a small former shtetl located about 25 miles West of Zvil, a.k.a. Novograd-Volynsky, in Ukraine. His plans for another field trip to Pulin, known as Chervonormejsk or Krasnoarmejsk in Soviet times, were derailed by the Wuhan virus.

Since Leonid’s English is less than fluent, I am asking all genealogists who have traveled to Pulin and who have any photos from the cemetery to share them. You are welcome to send the photos to Boris@... and they will be promptly forwarded.

If anybody is interested in Kogan’s monograph titled Novograd-Volysnky Jewish Necropolis, drop me a note and I will send a copy. It’s a PDF file, in Russian. It includes a complete database of all burials.
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Boris Feldblyum
FAST Genealogy Service
boris@...


The name GREIL #austria-czech #names

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

One of my family names is GREIL.  Solomon GREIL was born in 1811 in Schossenreith, Bohemia.

I am curious about the name, GREIL.  I'd appreciate anything any of you can tell me about this name.
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Ellen Barnett Cleary
San Francisco CA
USA


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

MARC M COHEN
 

Schelly,
 
It is not clear to whom you may be responding, but your comments may be directed at my last post.  In the case of the "Levine" who I know, he had a copy of the ship's manifest.  Most of the name was smudged out or blurred, except for the first several letters.  Hence, his inference that the name was shortened at immigration.  
 
Marc

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Marc M. Cohen, Los Gatos, California, USA

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine
CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania
KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL
WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine


Cohanim and adoption #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I was told by my assistant many years ago that when Cohanim adopt
children they (if they are religious) adopt daughters so that there
won't be embarrassment when it comes to the holidays and the Cohanim
go up and bless the congregation.

Yoni


JGS of Georgia meeting - June 28, 2020 - Meet with Libby Copeland, author of The Lost Family #announcements #dna #jgs-iajgs #events

peggyfreedman@...
 

Join the JGS of Georgia as we zoom with Libby Copeland online to discuss her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.

Ms. Copeland tells the story of Alice Collins Plebuch, whose parents are Irish American Catholics. When Alice takes a DNA test, the results indicate a high percentage of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. The Lost Family follows Alice's journey to find what this means and discusses the ethical questions and the identity issues involved in DNA testing.

When: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Where: Online Zoom event.  The discussion is free, but you must preregister at:
bit.ly/36XXsKQ

For more information, contact Peggy Mosinger Freedman at peggyfreedman@...




Re: Finding image on LDS microfilm from index #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Since LDS Microfilms no longer exist, except maybe in SLC, the film numbers need to be deleted or changed to something else by Jewishgen. They were indeed the source of the information, but they aren't usable now. You might search by the subject for the digital version on familysearch.org. It may be available at your home, but more likely at a LDS library.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ 


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Richard Gilbert
 

I was there last November but on a Shoah related tour.  
There was no time to do personal research.

Kind regards
Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

Max Heffler
 

Anyone who grew up with Star Trek practiced this due to Leonard Nemoy's incorporating what he experienced in his shul(s). I am not a Cohain. I am a Levite and can easily due this. "Live long and proper!" 


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Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 11:57 AM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Cohanim and Levites #names
 
Actually my boss (a biology PhD) made a good point that if it were true that the gene was linked to the cohnanic y chromosome then no female should be able to split their fingers which doesn't seem to be true.

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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


June 23: Genealogy Coffee Break from Center for Jewish History #events

Moriah Amit
 

Tomorrow at 3:30 pm ET, tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. Our genealogy librarians will discuss how to locate your ancestors' burial places and decipher their gravestones, and answer your questions live. To join the live webinar, click "Follow" on the top of the Center's Facebook page and a notification will pop up on your screen when the webinar goes live Note: If the notification doesn't appear, you can also find the webinar on our Facebook videos page once it goes live. Catch up on the entire series here

Moriah Amit
Senior Genealogy Librarian at the Center for Jewish History
New York, NY


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Richard Gilbert
 

Hi Nolan,

Thank you for your reply and clarification.  

I had tried to navigate round the links through the JRI Poland database but was unclear as to what the database was recording.  

What I'm also unclear on, is if one has the grave location for an individual from the JRI Poland database, shouldn't that correspond with the database maintained by www.jewishlodzcemetery.org?  When I clinked on the section for the person JRI Poland is saying is buried in the cemetery, they do not appear listed in the relevant section of the Lodz Cemetery database.  They don't even come up on a person search.  Is there a reason for that?

Thanks

Richard


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

btkerman@...
 

Actually my boss (a biology PhD) made a good point that if it were true that the gene was linked to the cohnanic y chromosome then no female should be able to split their fingers which doesn't seem to be true.


Re: Lithuania erects sculpture in honor of JD Salinger #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 


Seeking researcher for Galati, and possibly Braila, Romania #romania

lisab5308@...
 

I'm looking for more information on my Kronberg (possibly Kronenberger) relatives who came to the US in 1905.  My grandfather was born in 1897 in Galati, although his half brother was born in Braila in 1884(different father, possible his original surname was Goldenberg).  I believe my grandfather's father died either 1897 or late 1896 because they both have the same first and middle names.  I would like to contact a reputable researcher to help me get past the brick wall.  Thanks.

Lisa Bracco


Re: Cohanim and Levites #dna

btkerman@...
 

 Fred,
Do you know of any documentation of a genetic link for kohanim and the ability split their fingers? I'm a kind of skeptical about it.
While genetics might be involved in the ability to split your fingers this is definitely not exclusive to cohanim. I am a yisrael and can split my fingers but remember a teacher of mine who was a Cohen saying that as a child he had to practice spreading his fingers by wedging a plastic cup between his fingers, so it didn't seem to come easy to him despite his cohanic genes.


Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

Jeff Miller
 

When I was in Poland Taube had a tour of the cemetery which I participated in. I took a few photographs of some headstones for Brzezinski’s.

Best regards,
Jeff Miller
Maryland