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From Austria to Venezuela #general

Patrick Atlas <patrick.atlas@...>
 

My great-uncle, Edward Atlas, born in Lemberg, Galicia, in 1891, was
living in Vienna, Austria >from 1892 to 1939, with his family.
He underwent the JudenAktion in 1938 and was interned in Dachau then
Buchenwald, like thousand of Jewish people. He was released in 1939.
He fled to Venezuela, probably around 1939-1940, with his wife
Charlotte Atlas (a 1st cousin).
I have found that Charlotte was a passenger of the famous ship
MS-Louis, she came back in the Netherlands.
I have found a ship travel for Charlotte, >from Rotterdam to Caracas,
departure May 9, 1940.
Then they were living in Caracas, Venezuela, possibly >from 1940 to at
least 1951, when they emigrated to Denver, USA.
He was a furrier.

My questions are:

-how can I find a manifest of passengers of the travel >from Rotterdam
to Caracas?
-how can I get information about their stay in Venezuela?

Thanks for any information.

Patrick Atlas
Paris, France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen From Austria to Venezuela #general

Patrick Atlas <patrick.atlas@...>
 

My great-uncle, Edward Atlas, born in Lemberg, Galicia, in 1891, was
living in Vienna, Austria >from 1892 to 1939, with his family.
He underwent the JudenAktion in 1938 and was interned in Dachau then
Buchenwald, like thousand of Jewish people. He was released in 1939.
He fled to Venezuela, probably around 1939-1940, with his wife
Charlotte Atlas (a 1st cousin).
I have found that Charlotte was a passenger of the famous ship
MS-Louis, she came back in the Netherlands.
I have found a ship travel for Charlotte, >from Rotterdam to Caracas,
departure May 9, 1940.
Then they were living in Caracas, Venezuela, possibly >from 1940 to at
least 1951, when they emigrated to Denver, USA.
He was a furrier.

My questions are:

-how can I find a manifest of passengers of the travel >from Rotterdam
to Caracas?
-how can I get information about their stay in Venezuela?

Thanks for any information.

Patrick Atlas
Paris, France


1852 Family List of Lida District Jewish families who wanted to be farmers #belarus

Jrbaston
 

Dear fellow Lida District Researchers:

I've just added to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group site an
1852 Family List of Jews in the Lida District who wanted to be farmers
and who made application to move in order to do so. The list is on the
DATA page at <https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com>; under Lida Uezd
Files
and it is called <lidadistrictFLofJewswantedtomovetoNovorosia>

It is currently available to qualified contributors to the LitvakSIG
Lida
District Research Group but after 18 months will be publicly searchable
in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database and JewishGen Belarus Database.

In the middle part of the 19th century Jews had a possibility to move to
Siberia (mostly Tobolsk gubernia) and to Novorossia (to Kherson and
Yekaterinoslav gubernias) where Russian government gave them the
possibility to become farmers â?? to work on land.

At that time, in the 1830s through the early 1850s, the land in Siberia
was not prepared for new migrants and the Russian government offered
Jews who wanted to go to Siberia the opportunity to move to Kherson or
Yekaterinoslav [now Donetsk] gubernia. It is not clear who really left
Lithuania for Kherson gubernia and who still stayed in Lithuania.
According
to other documents (correspondence of officials) in the files, not all
families
left Lithuania.

In this file of 262 individuals >from towns in the Lida District who
wanted
to become farmers, it is especially interesting that a number of the
families
from Radun in this list are the very same families for whom it was
noted in the
1850 Revision List for Radun that they re-registered in Eisiskes in the
1858 Revision List.

I am copying the surnames for this list at the bottom of this message.

For those of you who are already part of the LitvakSIG Lida District
Research Group, thank you for your support, which helps us translate
this and other lists for our Lida District Families.

To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group, go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute scroll down a bit to Research Groups,
choose Lida District, and contribute $100 US, which will guarantee
you immediate access to files of newly translated Lida District
records for five calendar years, through December 31, 2019.

Please let me know if you have any questions. You may write
me at JRBaston@...,

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group

.
Surnames >from the Lida District 1852 Family List

ABRAMOVICH BERDOVSKI BRODOVSKI DALINSKI
DRAZNIN GERMAN IUDELIOVICH IURKANSKI
IVENSKI IZRALIOVICH LEIBOVICH LEVIN
LISNATSKI MOVSHOVICH ORZHEKHOVSKI PAIKOVSKI
PILIAVSKI POLIACHEK POLIPNITSKI POMERTS
PUPKIN REIENTOVICH RUBINSKI RUDNITSKI
SHMERKOVICH SHULMAN TSODIKOVICH


Belarus SIG #Belarus 1852 Family List of Lida District Jewish families who wanted to be farmers #belarus

Jrbaston
 

Dear fellow Lida District Researchers:

I've just added to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group site an
1852 Family List of Jews in the Lida District who wanted to be farmers
and who made application to move in order to do so. The list is on the
DATA page at <https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com>; under Lida Uezd
Files
and it is called <lidadistrictFLofJewswantedtomovetoNovorosia>

It is currently available to qualified contributors to the LitvakSIG
Lida
District Research Group but after 18 months will be publicly searchable
in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database and JewishGen Belarus Database.

In the middle part of the 19th century Jews had a possibility to move to
Siberia (mostly Tobolsk gubernia) and to Novorossia (to Kherson and
Yekaterinoslav gubernias) where Russian government gave them the
possibility to become farmers â?? to work on land.

At that time, in the 1830s through the early 1850s, the land in Siberia
was not prepared for new migrants and the Russian government offered
Jews who wanted to go to Siberia the opportunity to move to Kherson or
Yekaterinoslav [now Donetsk] gubernia. It is not clear who really left
Lithuania for Kherson gubernia and who still stayed in Lithuania.
According
to other documents (correspondence of officials) in the files, not all
families
left Lithuania.

In this file of 262 individuals >from towns in the Lida District who
wanted
to become farmers, it is especially interesting that a number of the
families
from Radun in this list are the very same families for whom it was
noted in the
1850 Revision List for Radun that they re-registered in Eisiskes in the
1858 Revision List.

I am copying the surnames for this list at the bottom of this message.

For those of you who are already part of the LitvakSIG Lida District
Research Group, thank you for your support, which helps us translate
this and other lists for our Lida District Families.

To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group, go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute scroll down a bit to Research Groups,
choose Lida District, and contribute $100 US, which will guarantee
you immediate access to files of newly translated Lida District
records for five calendar years, through December 31, 2019.

Please let me know if you have any questions. You may write
me at JRBaston@...,

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group

.
Surnames >from the Lida District 1852 Family List

ABRAMOVICH BERDOVSKI BRODOVSKI DALINSKI
DRAZNIN GERMAN IUDELIOVICH IURKANSKI
IVENSKI IZRALIOVICH LEIBOVICH LEVIN
LISNATSKI MOVSHOVICH ORZHEKHOVSKI PAIKOVSKI
PILIAVSKI POLIACHEK POLIPNITSKI POMERTS
PUPKIN REIENTOVICH RUBINSKI RUDNITSKI
SHMERKOVICH SHULMAN TSODIKOVICH


Yiddish translation of photo inscription #belarus

Bill Boyarsky <bill.boyarsky@...>
 

I've posted to viewmate a photo and its inscription in Yiddish of
which I'd appreciate a translation: in particular looking for names
and stated relationships and other locations (other than Wolkowysk)

This inscription, and image are at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38822
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38797

Thanks in advance
Bill Boyarsky
Bill.Boyarsky@...
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Yiddish translation of photo inscription #belarus

Bill Boyarsky <bill.boyarsky@...>
 

I've posted to viewmate a photo and its inscription in Yiddish of
which I'd appreciate a translation: in particular looking for names
and stated relationships and other locations (other than Wolkowysk)

This inscription, and image are at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38822
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38797

Thanks in advance
Bill Boyarsky
Bill.Boyarsky@...
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Offers New Class April 6 - April 27 #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Start Up: Research it Right the First Time
April 6 - April 27

This Course offers personal guidance on researching and organizing
your family search. The focus is your immigrant ancestors and their
immediate families in the United States. We cover census, vital
records, passenger manifests and genealogical searching on the
internet. If you want to find the names of your immigrant's parents,
their former shtetl, passenger records or extended family, then
consider this 3 week course.

We feature an online FORUM where you are guided by the instructor in
a one-on-one discussion of your work as you research your family
roots. Our classes have no scheduled times as our students are
international; enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.

Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and
downloading files and have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons,
search online and interact with the FORUM.

Tuition for this U.S. Genealogy Course is $100 (there is no waiver
for this course). Registration is open.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education
Click on the "Enroll Here" link

Class size limited
For questions, please email us at JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden
nholden@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen Offers New Class April 6 - April 27 #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Start Up: Research it Right the First Time
April 6 - April 27

This Course offers personal guidance on researching and organizing
your family search. The focus is your immigrant ancestors and their
immediate families in the United States. We cover census, vital
records, passenger manifests and genealogical searching on the
internet. If you want to find the names of your immigrant's parents,
their former shtetl, passenger records or extended family, then
consider this 3 week course.

We feature an online FORUM where you are guided by the instructor in
a one-on-one discussion of your work as you research your family
roots. Our classes have no scheduled times as our students are
international; enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.

Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and
downloading files and have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons,
search online and interact with the FORUM.

Tuition for this U.S. Genealogy Course is $100 (there is no waiver
for this course). Registration is open.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education
Click on the "Enroll Here" link

Class size limited
For questions, please email us at JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden
nholden@...


Movie 'Woman in Gold' Opens April 1 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The movie Woman in Gold is the story of how an US attorney, E. Randol
Schoenberg, was able to get back six Gustav Klimt paintings stolen by the
Nazis during WW2. One of the paintings is the famous "Woman in Gold" which
after the war hung in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna. Randy represented
the rightful owner-Maria Altman. Randy helped get back the stolen art
paintings >from the estate of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer. The "Woman in
Gold" is Mrs. Altman's aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer. This quest took Randy to the
US Supreme Court as well as highest authorities in Austria. Randy Schoenberg
is known to us in the world of Jewish genealogy as the coordinator of the
Austria-Czech SIG, chairman of the board of the Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust, member of the JewishGen Board of Advisors, and an avid GENI.com
volunteer curator. Randy has also told this story (before the movie) at a
previous IAJGS conference. The movie opens on April 1, 2015.

An Associated Press review of the movie may be found at:
https://news.yahoo.com/review-woman-gold-remarkable-story-lifelessly-told-17
0020245.html

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/p3edpu8 )

An article about the movie may be found at the Jewish Journal website:
http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood/article/an_unwinnable_case_becomes_a_
golden_ticket

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ng635gh )

Thank you to Randy Hershaft of the Associated Press who informed us of the
AP movie review.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Movie 'Woman in Gold' Opens April 1 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The movie Woman in Gold is the story of how an US attorney, E. Randol
Schoenberg, was able to get back six Gustav Klimt paintings stolen by the
Nazis during WW2. One of the paintings is the famous "Woman in Gold" which
after the war hung in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna. Randy represented
the rightful owner-Maria Altman. Randy helped get back the stolen art
paintings >from the estate of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer. The "Woman in
Gold" is Mrs. Altman's aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer. This quest took Randy to the
US Supreme Court as well as highest authorities in Austria. Randy Schoenberg
is known to us in the world of Jewish genealogy as the coordinator of the
Austria-Czech SIG, chairman of the board of the Los Angeles Museum of the
Holocaust, member of the JewishGen Board of Advisors, and an avid GENI.com
volunteer curator. Randy has also told this story (before the movie) at a
previous IAJGS conference. The movie opens on April 1, 2015.

An Associated Press review of the movie may be found at:
https://news.yahoo.com/review-woman-gold-remarkable-story-lifelessly-told-17
0020245.html

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/p3edpu8 )

An article about the movie may be found at the Jewish Journal website:
http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood/article/an_unwinnable_case_becomes_a_
golden_ticket

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ng635gh )

Thank you to Randy Hershaft of the Associated Press who informed us of the
AP movie review.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ID New York Cemetery #general

Tammy
 

Hello,
I am wondering if anyone knows the identity of this cemetery:
"Sec M.R. Ocean View" is listed on a death index for an individual
who died in Manhattan, NY in 1909. Does this cemetery still exist?
If not, what became of the burials?
Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten
searching: RABINOWITZ, WISHNEFSKY, FELDMAN >from Minsk


Moshe and Paula, from Orla Poland #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

There have been further recent developments in my research on Moshe and
Paula, >from Orla, Poland.

The narrative begins in Orla and ends suddenly in South Africa.

However, my research starts 80 years later in Australia and takes me to
Poland, Belarus, the Baltics, Israel, the UK, Germany, South Africa and
North America.

Then the story continues in an unexpected way.

I share my experiences about the challenges of travelling and
researching in different archives and libraries. Top of the list was
going to Belarus and the State Archives in Grodno.

JewishGen.org plays a pivotal role in the development and success of my
story.

This led me to start writing and managing KehilaLinks as a volunteer,
beginning with the Orla KehilaLink and now extending to cities as
diverse as Shanghai, Berlin, Kimberley and Perth, 25 in all.

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/capetown/about.me.html

Updates can be found at elirab.me with regular posts on Moshe and
Paula's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/mosheandpaula
and the Orla KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla

Regards and Chag Pesach Sameach.

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
about.me/elirab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ID New York Cemetery #general

Tammy
 

Hello,
I am wondering if anyone knows the identity of this cemetery:
"Sec M.R. Ocean View" is listed on a death index for an individual
who died in Manhattan, NY in 1909. Does this cemetery still exist?
If not, what became of the burials?
Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten
searching: RABINOWITZ, WISHNEFSKY, FELDMAN >from Minsk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Moshe and Paula, from Orla Poland #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

There have been further recent developments in my research on Moshe and
Paula, >from Orla, Poland.

The narrative begins in Orla and ends suddenly in South Africa.

However, my research starts 80 years later in Australia and takes me to
Poland, Belarus, the Baltics, Israel, the UK, Germany, South Africa and
North America.

Then the story continues in an unexpected way.

I share my experiences about the challenges of travelling and
researching in different archives and libraries. Top of the list was
going to Belarus and the State Archives in Grodno.

JewishGen.org plays a pivotal role in the development and success of my
story.

This led me to start writing and managing KehilaLinks as a volunteer,
beginning with the Orla KehilaLink and now extending to cities as
diverse as Shanghai, Berlin, Kimberley and Perth, 25 in all.

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/capetown/about.me.html

Updates can be found at elirab.me with regular posts on Moshe and
Paula's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/mosheandpaula
and the Orla KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla

Regards and Chag Pesach Sameach.

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
about.me/elirab


Attention: GerSIG members with netvision.il Email #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Subscribers with netvision.il addresses have not been receiving GerSIG
list mail for many weeks.

This problem was the result of a series of unlikely accidents but it
has been resolved. If you are among the 20+ members in this category
you should now be receiving GerSIG list mail again.

For some reason, the netvision.il system was refusing GerSIG list mail
for a month or two at the end of 2014. The bounced list mail resulted
in many GerSIG subscribers being changed to "no mail" status. This has
now been reversed.

If your GerSIG list mail stops for more than 3 successive days, please
let us know by Email to GerSIGmod@... so that we can try to
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Some other Email systems, including many in France, do not accept list
Email >from GerSIG and other JewishGen SIGs.

Subscribers in France may need to contact their Email providers and
advise them that Email >from the @lyris.jewishgen.org domain is not
SPAM and should be accepted.

It can help to put Gersig@... in your Email address book.

GerSIG Moderator - GerSIGmod@...


German SIG #Germany Attention: GerSIG members with netvision.il Email #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Subscribers with netvision.il addresses have not been receiving GerSIG
list mail for many weeks.

This problem was the result of a series of unlikely accidents but it
has been resolved. If you are among the 20+ members in this category
you should now be receiving GerSIG list mail again.

For some reason, the netvision.il system was refusing GerSIG list mail
for a month or two at the end of 2014. The bounced list mail resulted
in many GerSIG subscribers being changed to "no mail" status. This has
now been reversed.

If your GerSIG list mail stops for more than 3 successive days, please
let us know by Email to GerSIGmod@... so that we can try to
resolve any problems.

Some other Email systems, including many in France, do not accept list
Email >from GerSIG and other JewishGen SIGs.

Subscribers in France may need to contact their Email providers and
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SPAM and should be accepted.

It can help to put Gersig@... in your Email address book.

GerSIG Moderator - GerSIGmod@...


Re: KLEIN aka KLINE and Bakasur, Hungary #hungary

dskline@...
 

Researching Klein family (aka Kline) Ignatz Klein immigrated to the US in 1881-1882
>from Hungary He returned for a visit in the 1920s and listed his town as Bakasur, Hungary.
Is there anyone who might know where this town might be and/or what the name change
might be? We have not been able to find where Ignatz Klein was born or grew up.
He left no records.

Thank you

Donna Kline

Moderator: Upper case must only be used for surnames. We do this to avoid confusion
between given and surnames. Do not use upper case for place names or any other
text in messages to JewishGen lists.

ModeratoR:


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: KLEIN aka KLINE and Bakasur, Hungary #hungary

dskline@...
 

Researching Klein family (aka Kline) Ignatz Klein immigrated to the US in 1881-1882
>from Hungary He returned for a visit in the 1920s and listed his town as Bakasur, Hungary.
Is there anyone who might know where this town might be and/or what the name change
might be? We have not been able to find where Ignatz Klein was born or grew up.
He left no records.

Thank you

Donna Kline

Moderator: Upper case must only be used for surnames. We do this to avoid confusion
between given and surnames. Do not use upper case for place names or any other
text in messages to JewishGen lists.

ModeratoR:


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island's Educational YouTube Videos #general

Devorah Wang
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), www.jgsli.org is
pleased to announce its most recent addition to our ongoing project of
creating helpful videos to assist genealogists of all levels. Our
introductory society video along with 8 instructional videos can be accessed
from our website's YouTube page at
http://jgsli.org/youtube/ or directly
from our YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg

The following is a list of currently available videos:

8 Sites You Should Explore for Holocaust Research
Naturalization Documents in a Nutshell
8 Pieces of Information on a Passenger Manifest
8 Pieces of Information on a NYC Death Certificate
8 Ways to Find Your Ancestral Town
6 Tips to Help Find Maiden Names
6 Ways City Directories Can Further Your Genealogical Research
6 Periods of US Emigration

Please feel free to browse one or all and let us know if there are other
topics you'd like to see covered.

Debbie Wang
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island - President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island's Educational YouTube Videos #general

Devorah Wang
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), www.jgsli.org is
pleased to announce its most recent addition to our ongoing project of
creating helpful videos to assist genealogists of all levels. Our
introductory society video along with 8 instructional videos can be accessed
from our website's YouTube page at
http://jgsli.org/youtube/ or directly
from our YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg

The following is a list of currently available videos:

8 Sites You Should Explore for Holocaust Research
Naturalization Documents in a Nutshell
8 Pieces of Information on a Passenger Manifest
8 Pieces of Information on a NYC Death Certificate
8 Ways to Find Your Ancestral Town
6 Tips to Help Find Maiden Names
6 Ways City Directories Can Further Your Genealogical Research
6 Periods of US Emigration

Please feel free to browse one or all and let us know if there are other
topics you'd like to see covered.

Debbie Wang
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island - President