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WG: death record for German emigrant interned at Camps de Gurs, France, in 1941: cause of death: troubles cerebraux #germany #france

Elkeles
 

Dear Group,

In a death record issued by the physician of he hospital of Camps de Gurs,
Pyrenées, France, from January 1941 I found the somewhat irritating term
that the interned person – a German emigrant - died from “troubles
cerebraux.” There are no other medical entrances in this “certificat de
deces.”
I found this term in medical articles, related to Multiple sclerosis or
Alcoholisme – both diseases which can cause multiple cerebral disorders.
But was there a special meaning of the term in a death certificate?
There are some suggestions that the person might have committed suicide but
that is not at all clear.
Would the term be compatible with an intoxication?


Barbara Elkeles
North-Rhine Westphalia 


Kehilat Friedberg from Andreas Gotzmann #germany

ew4147@...
 

Hi all!
I am looking for the book Kehilat Friedberg  from Andreas Gotzmann part 2,
to help me with my ancestor's from friedberg,
if anyone knows someone in the US that sells it,
please notify me,

Thanks! 
Israel Weber


Re: The male name Shapsei #names #lithuania

Michael Snyder (JewishGen)
 

My brother's hebrew name is Shabsi. His name is Sheppard (Shep). He was named for my Geat-Uncle Sheppard, who was named for Shabsa Oks of Volynia in present day Ukraine.


Re: Need to have a Stenographic Shorthand Note Deciphered #translation

wbarr18136@...
 

Hello David.  I am also in California and need someone who can help translate German shorthand (some possibly Czech too).  DId you get any useful suggestions?
Thank you,
Barbara Barrett


“JewishGen Talks” Webinars #JewishGenUpdates #education

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen successfully launched the JewishGen Talks series of free webinars this month and we’re pleased to report that the response has been outstanding. Registrations for both the June 3rd and June 10th programs exceeded our expectations and the presentations were enthusiastically received.


During the rest of June and through July, JewishGen Talks offers a line-up of eminent speakers who will present programs on a diverse range of topics relating to Jewish genealogy. Register now!


To learn more and to register for the upcoming webinars, go to:

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco/CA/USA)

Director of Communications 

JewishGen.org 

Questions? webinars@...



Re: Departure from the U.S. #general

Barbara Ellman
 

Sergio asked :" Was this a usual route - sailing from Europe to the US and then to South America ? Sounds expensive for a third class passenger ".  Many ships headed to South America went through New York.  My gggrandfather did so in 1895.  I suspect that the money route for the shipping company was from Europe to the US, not to South America.  
Check the manifest to see the sailing date going to South America and the arrival date in NY.  You will see how long the ship was in port in the US. 
If this doesn't show that the ship arrived and left within a day or two, look for the manifest on which he arrived in the US.  This manifest would show who he was going to with a name and address..  Unless you know that he was in NY for a length of time, I don't see much use of looking for where he may have stayed.

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Barbara Ellman
Secacuus NJ USA

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Re: The male name Shapsei #names #lithuania

Sheldon Clare
 

I had an uncle in Argentina whose Hebrew name was Shapseh. His Argentinian name was Salvador!!


Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Nolan Altman
 

There were two typos in the first uploaded letter.  Please use this revised one.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Nolan


JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday June 28 at 2:00 PM #events

Bonnie Birns
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our next monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Long Island’s own, Jennifer Mendelsohn. I met Jennifer last summer at the IAJGS conference in Cleveland, and we convinced her to come back to Long Island to give us a presentation (and visit her mother!)

 

Unfortunately, we can’t see Jennifer in person, but we have the next best thing, a Zoom video conference. 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, June 28th, 2 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Jennifer Mendelsohn
Topic: Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Genealogy Mistakes

A seasoned journalist and ghostwriter whose work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Tablet, People and Slate. A native Long Islander now based in Baltimore, Jennifer is also passionately engaged in the world of genealogy. She serves on the board of the JGS of Maryland, is the administrator of Facebook's Jewish genetic genealogy group, and is the creator of the social media movement known as #resistancegenealogy, which has received international media attention.

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  (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join)

 

When: Jun 28, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqceCprzspGdM_W-6kFDBTjhUpKHaRg6GW

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


OR

Tune into our meeting via Facebook Live at
https://facebook.com/groups/JGSLI/ . No Facebook account is required to view the meeting, but if you are signed into Facebook 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@...


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Diane Jacobs
 

Ken, i do know someone who was looking for a death certificate in NYC and the spelling was Ryefsky. Does that help. .

Diane Jacobs 


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From: Kenneth Ryesky <kenneth.ryesky@...>
Date: 6/11/20 5:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Yes, scans of original documents are the most reliable -- but how reliable is the original document?
 
Errors sometimes occur in the creation of the document! 
 
Example:  My g-gm's death certificate has a misspelling of her surname; the name was spelled the way her daughter, with whom she lived, insisted upon spelling it, but not how my g-gm spelled it during her lifetime.
 
The informant was my grandmother (i.e., my g-gm's daughter-in-law), who spelled her own married surname the "correct" way.  That my gm would manage to misspell what was her own surname is unlikely.  I do believe that the error was in the original hospital admission, which likely was attended to by her daughter (i.e., my great-aunt), who at the time (mis)spelled my g-gm's surname the same way she always (mis)spelled her own.
 
This has posed challenges in locating my g-gm's death certificate on Ancestry.com.
 
-- KHR

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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
 
 

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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...
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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Yizkor Books #yizkorbooks #poland

Chuck Weinstein
 

Many of the Yizkor Books, including the ones mentioned above, can be viewed on the NY Public Library page at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/yizkor-book-collection#  The translations posted on JewishGen have been completed by volunteers and most are not complete.  The books were written in a variety of languages, including Russian, Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish.  Do search the Necrology Index, as that is often the first thing to be translated after the Table of Contents.
Regarding Kolomyya, several chapters of each book have been translated and the List of Martyrs in the Memorial Book of Kolomey is translated.  Click on the links in the Table of Contents to find the translations.  Most of the chapters of the Drohobycz book have been translated.
 
Chuck Weinstein
chuck1outlook.com


Re: Why the name "Sylvester"? #names

Friedman, H George
 

"But Pope Sylvester was, to say the least, not very friendly towards the Jews. This detracts from the "neutrality" of the name Sylvester."

There have been at least three popes named Sylvester.

George Friedman


berlicingen Jews #germany

ירוחם צבי קינסטליך
 

mybe someone knows from where did they come the berlichingen jew? 

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I am looking for an original documents  of my mother 's parents, even one document.they were lived in bilgoraj, in1941 they escaped to uzbekistan, there they died both of them.the hospital did give them to the children so also,we don't know their grave.


Re: Why the name "Sylvester"? #names

Kenneth Ryesky
 

But Pope Sylvester was, to say the least, not very friendly towards the Jews.  This detracts from the "neutrality" of the name Sylvester.
 
Here in Israel (as in Europe) the word is often used to refer to New Year's Eve, because it coincides with the feast day of St. Sylvester.
 
-- KHR

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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

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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...


Underwear factory in Poznan #poland

lghiggins@...
 

My great-great-great grandfather's family owned a women's underwear factory in Poznan (Posen), Prussia  (now in Poland).  The name of the factory was Levy.  I can't remember if it was called a factory or a manufacturing company.  Does anyone know something about this?


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Yes, scans of original documents are the most reliable -- but how reliable is the original document?
 
Errors sometimes occur in the creation of the document! 
 
Example:  My g-gm's death certificate has a misspelling of her surname; the name was spelled the way her daughter, with whom she lived, insisted upon spelling it, but not how my g-gm spelled it during her lifetime.
 
The informant was my grandmother (i.e., my g-gm's daughter-in-law), who spelled her own married surname the "correct" way.  That my gm would manage to misspell what was her own surname is unlikely.  I do believe that the error was in the original hospital admission, which likely was attended to by her daughter (i.e., my great-aunt), who at the time (mis)spelled my g-gm's surname the same way she always (mis)spelled her own.
 
This has posed challenges in locating my g-gm's death certificate on Ancestry.com.
 
-- KHR

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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
 
 

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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...


Re: tracing American relatives #usa

R Jaffer
 

Many of the people looking for relatives in the U.S. did not know in which state the relatives were living. Therefore, the agencies ran many of the ads in multiple newspapers. You should search the Seeking Kin database referenced by David Rosen even if you think the relatives sought were living in a state other than Massachusetts.

If you are a member of a genealogical society in the U.S. and would like to have your members extract the data from your local Jewish newspaper for inclusion in the database, please contact me for more info.

Roberta Jaffer
Waltham, Massachusetts


HOROWITZ family in Sochaczew #poland #rabbinic

hkaplan7@...
 

I am looking for info on Rabbi/mohel Joseph HOROWITZ of Sochaczew. I think he would have been born in the late 1820's or early 1830's. He married Ester Leah in 1855 and had 3 daughters.

Heather Kaplan


Looking for information about my family from Yedenitz #bessarabia

TERRY MANASSEE
 



Hi,
I am trying to find information about my family from Bessarabia (Yedenitz).  My great-grandfather was Charles (Chaskel) Perlman. He was a rabbi.   He married Nechomo Mekler (Mackler or Meckler), my great-grandmother.  She died in Bessarabia before my great-grandfather came to the US around 1899 with five children including my grandmother who was about 5.  My grandmother had said that she was the youngest of 10 children.  We don't have any idea if those children were alive and stayed in Bessarabia or what.   My great-grandmother (Nechomo) had a brother, Boroch, a sister Sima, and another sister Rebecca who all came to the US, also around1898-1901.  I don't know if those were all her siblings or if more were in Bessarabia.   In the 1910 census of  Sima and family it listed Jennie Meckler as the mother and she came to the US and was a widow.  
 
I am at a road block with the information in the United States and would love to figure out how I can find anything from Yedenitz.  I also don't know anything about my great-grandfather and the Perlman family in Bessarabia.  I read the discussions and would love to have my blurb posted so maybe I could get some direction on what to do.
 
Thank you for your consideration.  Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Manassee
great-granddaughter of Nechomo (Mekler, Mackler or Meckler) and Charles (Chaskel) Perlman.
 
 


Re: The male name Shapsei #names #lithuania

Sally Bruckheimer
 

A cousin of mine, Shapsie in Yiddish, became Sidney in English. But it could be anything; Sam was popular.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ