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Re: Need help to decode abreviations & symbols on Detained Alien Passenger List #usa

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Thanks, David.

Yes, it is LPC; seems that there was a speck of dust when they copied to (or from) the microfilm/microfiche.
--
Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL
kenneth.ryesky@...

Belarus:  Gomel:  RAISKY, SHKOLNIK(OV), ARONOV, AEROV

Ukraine:  Yelizavetgrad:  Broad/Brodsky (also Odessa), Gertzig/Gertzog
Ukraine/Russia/Turkey:  Yevpatoriya:  Israelson, Arshenov


Translation requested #translation #yiddish

Sylvia Tulkoff
 

I am looking for someone interested in translating several letters from =
Yiddish to English and would discuss this with you.  They could be =
scanned and emailed  to you or hard copied and mailed.
Please contact me at stulkoff@...
Thank you,  Sylvia Tulkoff=


Re: Ukrainian birthplace for one great uncle from Northern Lithuania #lithuania #ukraine

Todd Warnick
 

Funny you mention this. My great-great grandfather was from Odessa - or so we thought - and I just found his US citizenship declaration document from 1913 where he declares that he was born in Kovno (in 1855). No one has ever heard that the family was from Kovno. As Sally wrote, "anything is possible" - and it's also possible that for some unknown reason he was also lying on his declaration!
Todd Warnick
Jerusalem


"Could Slaviansk, in the southern Ukraine, be the place where the family was exiled to during WW I?"
 
Anything is possible - my usual reply for most genealogy questions. 
 
I had a cousin Jankel, who came to the US from the hometown, Augustow, now Poland, then Russia, in 1890.  When I got his naturalization papers - the last ones in Niagara County Hall - he was born in Marseilles.
 
Southern France is about as far from NE Poland (today) as you can get. But apparently the parents and other kids went to Marseilles in the rebellion / cholera epidemic / famine of the 1860s. But they also went back to Russia, because he came to the US from there."
 
Sally Bruckheimer


Information about Proskovov, Russia requested #russia #general

levinee55@...
 

Does anyone know of any yizkor books or records from Proskovov, Russia  or that area? I am interested in the 
period from 1860-1913. 
Thank you,

Esther Zager Levine   <levinee55@...>


Re: Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany

David Lewin
 

Are you certain about "only allowing the oldest son to marry" ?   I know of only the head of the family and the oldest son allowed to earn a living, but never heard of marriage prohibitioj

David Lewin,    London     <david@...>


At 18:55 23/05/2020, peter.cohen@... wrote:
I do not know if it applies to 1840, but there were times when authorities in some German cities attempted to control the Jewish population by only allowing the oldest son to marry. This was largely unsuccessful because the Jews were not terribly concerned about civil marriage, as long as they were religiously married. But, this resulted in a lot of "illegitimate" births because the parents were not permitted to marry in a civil ceremony.


Re: 17th century mixed marriages--Rhineland & Switzerland? #dna

swerner@...
 

How exactly is "Pennsylvania Dutch" defined in the case of the Pennsylvania Dutch migrant?  Does it mean someone who was supposedly of the Anabaptist faith?  Or does it mean someone who emigrated from the same region of (what later became) Germany as other 18th century emigrants to Pennsylvania, regardless of their religion?

The reason I'm asking is that some of my mother's Protestant German ancestors were from Freinsheim in the Palatinate, der Rheinpfalz.  This was one region from which German-speaking folks emigrated to Pennsylvania in the 1700s.  My mother's ancestors didn't emigrate until the mid-1800s.  There are pretty detailed records for people who left Freinsheim in the mid/late 1800s, and these records include religion.  Lots of Protestants (Reformed and Lutheran), some Catholics and a handful of Jews.  Some of the Jewish names in the emigration records also show up in legal records earlier in the 1800s.

If the Jewish families in Freinsheim in the 1800s are descendants of people who were there in the 1700s, it doesn't seem unlikely that there were also Jews in Freinsheim - and elsewhere in the Pfalz - who emigrated to Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

Note that historically, the Pfalz is known for being a farming region and getting invaded a lot.  It wasn't the richest place to live.  I would guess that many emigrants were motivated by economics rather than by religious persecution.  (In my great-great-grandfather's stepfather's case, political trouble may also have been involved.)  

SarahRose Werner,  Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada   <swerner@...>


Re: Warsaw birth record - why registered 3 months late? #warsaw

Lee Jaffe
 

I'm curious to know how you know the date of the "actual event," relative to the registered date.  I have yet to encounter anyone from that region and period who reports their date of birth -- day, month or year -- consistently.   My paternal grandfather reported birthdays in May, August and September on various documents filed over decades, but in his later years we always celebrated in December.  What is your source for determining the actual date?  What kind of alternative record do you have?

Lee Jaffe   <leejaffe54@...>


Re: Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany

Peter Cohen
 

I do not know if it applies to 1840, but there were times when authorities in some German cities attempted to control the Jewish population by only allowing the oldest son to marry. This was largely unsuccessful because the Jews were not terribly concerned about civil marriage, as long as they were religiously married. But, this resulted in a lot of "illegitimate" births because the parents were not permitted to marry in a civil ceremony.


Re: Looking for Polish Newspaper Archives #poland

Alexander Sharon
 

Jerry,

You should search on line under "Wiadomości Demniańskie", not "Demiańskie". It will link you to Nukat (catalogue of Polish research libraries archives) at http://193.0.118.54/lib/item?id=chamo:3448269&theme=nukat.
BTW.

Hope this help,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Jewishgen Education Offers Beginning DNA Class June 14 - June 21, 2020 #events #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Holden
 

DNA I: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy will be offered June 14 - June 21

This one week class will help you decide about DNA testing, DNA tests
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The goal of the DNA I class is to introduce the topic of genetic
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We will discuss the types of available tests and lay out a strategy for
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Additional topics included will be the ethical issues related to this
testing process and the special DNA interpretation issues of Ashkenazi
Jews.

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Send questions and all replies to Larry Fagan, Instructor .    "Larry Fagan" <LMFagan731@...>


Re: Warsaw birth record - house number but no street? #warsaw

Deborah Blankenberg
 

Try posting an image of the (entire) document on ViewMate. Perhaps the street name is there but not obvious, and someone more familiar with this type of document might be able to identify it for you.
--
Deborah Blankenberg Lodi, CA  dtblankenberg@...     JewishGen ID #613395


Re: Warsaw birth record - why registered 3 months late? #warsaw

Deborah Blankenberg
 

You don't say where (or when) your great aunt was born. If she was born in a smaller town near Warsaw, someone would have had to travel to Warsaw to register the birth, which may account for the delay.

My grandmother's birth (near Lodz) was not registered until she was 6 or 7 years old. Unlike today in the United States, there apparently was no requirement in Poland in the late 1800s, when my grandmother was born, for civil birth records to be registered immediately.
--
Deborah Blankenberg Lodi, CA  dtblankenberg@...    

JewishGen ID #613395 Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris),
KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)

List the surnames/towns that you are researching in the JewishGen Family Finder.
Go to https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff and click on ENTER/MODIFY.


Re: Sharing family tree information #general

Carolyn Lea
 

My cousin  had a woman who approached her (tree on Ancestry).We both had doubts that she was linking to the right person in her tree and within a few weeks she also had thousands of family members - lots of kings and queens, etc. Fortunately, the only help we had given was disproving her link to us - which she left in anyway. 

Carolyn Lea  LEACL7@...


Re: First names, Schawelche, Julie #germany #names

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

Rich,

I have once again checked the entire book on Hebenshausen.
Both in the original under
<https://arcinsys.hessen.de/arcinsys/digitalisatViewer.action?detailid=v3553157>
image 14, as well as in the duplicate
<https://arcinsys.hessen.de/arcinsys/digitalisatViewer.action?detailid=v3031394>,
image 13, the first name of the mother Schewelche, daughter
Caroliene, can be found (in the duplicate both better
readable!).

Strange is the death entry of the daughter in image 71 in
the original and image 72 in the duplicate. In the original
the death is recorded for April 29, 1841 and for May 2 the
burial of
"Karoline Frank, Tochter der Schewelchen Frank, unehelich,
in einem Alter von 11 Monathen"
"Karoline Frank, daughter of Schewelchen Frank,
illegitimate/out of wedlock, at the age of 11 months",
In the duplicate was originally "Meyersburg", is deleted and
overwritten with "Frank". The crossed out words at age
cannot be deciphered because of the quality of the original.

Also the note under the date of death/burial is different.
Original:
"Nachgetragen auf Grund der Kreisamtsacten 2/53 C"
"Supplemented on the basis of the District Office acts 2/53 C"
Duplicate:
"Nachgetragen auf der Grund(lage?) der Kreisamts-Verhandlung
2/53 C"
"Supplemented on the basis of the District Office hearing
2/53 C".

I think that the couple Meiersburg - Frank were not married
at that time. Since the surviving Samuel later carries the
family name of the father, a marriage should have taken
place later.

If there are no other original documents from Germany, but
only registrations from the United States, Schewelche Frank
and Julia Frank could be identical - she would then have
taken a more pronounceable name.

Ernst-Peter Winter, Münster, Hesse


Re: Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany

rich.meyersburg@...
 

Thank you very much.I can understand why my ancestors wanted to come to the US.

Rich


Re: Illegitimate births circa 1840 #germany

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

Please note that "unehelich" may mean illegitimate, but it
also means out of wedlock
Sorry, what's the difference between "illegitimate" and "out
of wedlock"?

I understand "unehelich" to mean a child born outside a
legally constituted marriage. This means that the child has
no rights against the father, e.g. it cannot inherit
anything. In the case of a subsequent marriage, the father
must expressly recognise the child as having been produced
by him in order to grant him the same rights as the other
children of this marriage.

Ernst-Peter Winter, Münster, Hesse


Re: Sharing family tree information #general

Jonathan Jacobs
 

 
Re: Sharing family tree information #general
From: martyn@...
Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 10:07:00 EDT

I have also learned to be cautious. I must say that I do not much like the big Genealogy sites whose view of reliable sources is no greater than quoting their own customers' unsourced trees. 

I think what you are talking about is GENI and possible to a smaller extent, MyHeritage.  I agree.  But, with Ancestry, I immediately (now) ignore the tree hints.  Just look at the documents only.  I only look at the tree hints as a last resort to see as a general rule and see in which direction others went.  But I do try to see if there is any documentation that proves it.
 

Jonathan Jacobs


MAZEROV family arrival from Europe #russia

cmazerov2007@...
 

Family of Maritz MAZEROV arrived in US in 1891,  Resided in Baton Rouge, LA for short time and moved to St Louis, MO for 6 years before whole family moving to Pittsburgh, PA in 1898.  I have been unable to find arrival in US or country of origin other than Yiddish Russia although family suspects it was Ukraine.

C. Mazerov

Moderator Note: Please reply privately with family information


Where is Raisefka USSR #russia #poland

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

A friend of mine and I are trying to figure out the name of the place her father was exiled to in WWII.  On a form he filled out for his immigration visa and alien registration, the place was cited as Raisefka, USSR.  Does anyone have any idea what the correct name of this place is?

This is what we do know.  He was from Ivenitz, Belarus.  He was sixteen years old, serving in the Polish Army, when he was.captured by the Russians.  The place he was sent to was in Siberia.  He told his daughter, he could see Alaska from the place he was in. There was an explosion in a coal mine there and he was the only survivor. He was burned and had a scar under his neck from one ear to the other from this experience.  After the explosion a nurse in the Army kept him underground caring for him for 6 months.  She released him into the forest, where he wandered for months.

Can anyone  help us figure out the name of this place?
--
Ellen Barnett Cleary
San Francisco CA
USA


Re: Percentages of ancestry - my Ashkenazi father seems to be partly of Italian/Greek descent? #dna

swerner@...
 

Oh, duh, I meant to say it adds up to 50%, i.e., implying 100% for my father.


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 10:52 AM, <swerner@...> wrote:
38% + 9% + 3% adds up to 100%