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Re: Rubenstein from Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #usa

Roberta Sheps
 

Dear Mindy,

It would help greatly if you had any idea of what town he came from and what
his first name was.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, Essex, UK


Re: Volume VI in the series Jewish Life in the South African Country Communities #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

 
Further to the publication details of Vol. VI given last week there is now a very interesting and informative interview by Cherise of Chai FM , a Jewish talk show in South Africa. Cherise interviews Elona Steinfeld, the Research Coordinator of the Country Communities Project. Jews lived in over 1500 towns and small settlements in South Africa.. The methodology, resources sourced, checking and verifying processes are outlined. This same  methodology could be used in other countries. 
 
To me it is surprising that there does not seem to have been a similar countrywide project in any other part of the world. 
 
LONDON


Re: Old Jewish Vilna Cemetery #lithuania

Carole Shaw
 

I know people in Vilna who are up-to-date on the situation re the cemetery.  Please write to me privately.  Also check out the Defending History website.

 

Carole Shaw, London UK
SCHNEIDER: Kamanets Podolsk, Ukraine & Libava/ Libau/Liepaja, Latvia
KLUGMAN, GOLDSCHMID (plus variations), BRAUER: Libava/Libau/Liepaja, Latvia & Johannesburg
ROSENTHAL, ZUSCHNEIDER/CUSZNAJDER: Lublin, Poland
GREENBERG, BRZOZA/BJOZHA, SOBERSKI: Lomza/Nowogrod, Poland
SAMSON, BLIK: Amsterdam, Zandvoort, Holland

WOLFSBERGEN, BOSMAN: Holland

ZANDGRUNDT (plus variations), SANDGROUND: Warsaw, London and beyond

JACOBOVITCH/JACKSON: Staszow, Poland & London

KOSKOVITCH/KENTON: Staszow, Poland & London


accessing US census by address #general #usa

michaelcohen1776@...
 

I have addresses from my grandmother's 1906 address book and would like to access census lists for 1905 New York census by address, without regard to names.  Any suggestions?
Michael Cohen
Herzilia, Israel 


Re: Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general

Peninah Zilberman
 

I think simply maybe an opportunity was offered, the new immigrants were willing to try anything just to advance themselves ..
Or maybe in the new communities ur family members skills were requested...people in those days moved also to be closer living near a relative...Jews from Iasi were more observant therefore liked to live closer to family members....moved back to NYC again might have realized not for them

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet
+40 74 414 5351
www.ftsighet.com


Re: TEDESCO surname in Italy #holocaust #usa #austria-czech

Vernon Kronenberg
 

Here's a famous Florentine one for you
Cheers,
 
KRONENBERG - Lodz, Warsaw
ORZEL - Poland
BLUMENKOPF - Garwolin, Warsaw
 

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vernon.kronenberg@...
KRONENBERG - Warsaw & Lodz,
BLUMENKOPF Garwolin & surrounds, Warsaw,
ORZEL


Re: Help needed re a mysterious record notation / Jewish Death Records #galicia #ukraine #general

murphy8@...
 

Simon;
I have run across this before.  This is usually either a residence for the elderly or a resident in a mental health facility.  For some reason which I don't know,  they used the terms, "prisoner" or "inmate" instead of resident.  Robin August


Re: Condition of the Jewish cemeteries in Dvinsk, Latvia #latvia

markm423@...
 

Daugavpils cemetery
http://usdine.free.fr/daugavpilsjewishcemetery.html 
from late Christine Usdin site.


Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"2. Different middle names."

Our ancestors in Europe did not have middle names as we know them. Double names were common, however, with both parts being equal. My ggrandfather Abraham Samuel, for example, was called Abe or Sam at different times.

However, I have also seen birth records from Eastern Europe, with the baby and father having the same name, and the father has an age and occupation, so he is alive. I agree with the meaning of the post - perhaps either the father or son - or both - had double names, so the names aren't identical.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


June 2: Ancestor's hometown Webinar from the Center for Jewish History #events #announcements

Moriah Amit
 

Tomorrow at 3:30 PM ET,  join the Center's genealogy librarians for the next episode of Genealogy Coffee Break. We'll discuss how you can research your ancestors' hometowns using the Center's online resources and answer your questions live.   


Re: Father and son with same given name #names #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Please bear in mind that the religious name is what is important.

You can have Michael Goldberg son of Michael Goldberg, but the son’s religious name could be Meir or Shlomo or Leib, while the father’s Hebrew name could be Mattis, Sender, Ephraim, etc.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ.


Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general

Steven
 

Thank you for your reply. Number 2 is definitely a possibility for the instance from the early 19th century. For the one from the late 19th century, the Hebrew name on the headstone of the son is Meyer ben Meyer, so I’m assuming the father passed before the son was born.
 
Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general 
From: peter.cohen@...
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:24:11 EDT 

Two possibilities come to mind: 
1. The father died during the mother's pregnancy (I have also seen girl babies named after their mother who died in childbirth.)
2. Different middle names. You sometimes see revision lists with brothers with the same first name (such as Yosel Shlomo and Yosel Yitzchak). Not every document will list both first and middle name, which can lead to confusion.


 


Re: Father and son with same given name.i have xome across #belarus #poland #general

Louis777@...
 

In some families, whether Ashkenazic or Sephardic, I know of father and son having the same name in today's world, with Jr. and Sr. being used.  Very Americanized!


Looking for MUTCHNIK /MUCZNIK family from Warsaw, Poland #warsaw #holocaust

j.vanett@...
 

I am asking for a friend who lives in Israel who is looking for information on a “lost” family member from Warsaw, Poland.  They are hoping to find a family member or her descendants, with the surname “Mutchnik” from Warsaw.  The searcher was born in 1939 and is a survivor – the family she is looking for would belong to her aunt who fled before WWII. We know there isn’t much hope of success, but it never hurts to ask. 

I have already searched on JGFF and used the JG resources. 

Thank you in advance.

JoAnne Vanett,
Ambler, PA


Old Jewish Vilna Cemetery #lithuania

Tony Hausner
 

In this video,  the Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations indicates concern for the Old Jewish Cemtery in Vilna.  Who is familiar with the status of that cemetery.  
 
Dr. Schnayer Leiman appeals to Lithuanian government to save cemetery
 
 
 
 
Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)

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Tony Hausner
thausner@...


Re: Bayview Nemo B.A. #general

Karen <kgschneider@...>
 

Hi Shlomo,

It appears the B.A. of Bayview Nemo stands for Benevolent Association. See JewishGen's burial society site:
https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/burial-society-databases/burialsoc-joodb/4882-mt-golda

You might also want to contact the cemetery for further information about the group:
http://newmontefiorecemetery.org/contact/

Karen Schneider
Bolingbrook, Illinois


Descendants of Dutch Jews. Any interest? #general

linda.scatton@...
 

I would like to suggest that we start a new group for descendants of Dutch Jews. Although the Nazis killed seventy-five percent of the Jewish population of the Netherlands, the country has made a concerted effort to recognize this and to make available lists of those murdered in the Holocaust.  Dutch Jews were among the earliest Jewish immigrants to the US.  I have Dutch Jewish ancestors who settled in Philadelphia and environs in the mid-19th century.
Thanks for your consideration.
Linda Hart Scatton


Re: Father and son with same given name I have come across #general

Peter Cohen
 

Two possibilities come to mind:
1. The father died during the mother's pregnancy (I have also seen girl babies named after their mother who died in childbirth.)
2. Different middle names. You sometimes see revision lists with brothers with the same first name (such as Yosel Shlomo and Yosel Yitzchak). Not every document will list both first and middle name, which can lead to confusion.


Re: Need Help locating s Ship's Manifest, Port of New York /FEUERLICHT family #usa #general #hungary

bfs2248@...
 

If you're on Ancestry, have you tried checking border crossings? I found my family from England came through Canada to Vermont in 1900.


Romanian immigrants in Rockland County NY in 1900 #romania #usa #general

RICHARD GROSS
 

My great-grandfather, his wife and children emigrated from Iasi, Romania to New York in 1901.  The family first lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, but sometime after December 1902 moved to the rural town of Ramapo in Rockland County, New York. The family appears in the June 1905 New York State census of Ramapo along with many other Eastern European immigrants, many of them from eastern Europe. By December 1905, the family had returned to the Lower East Side. I am trying to understand what might have drawn my great-grandfather, a painter and paperhanger in Iasi, and other semi-skilled tradesmen, to a rural, farming town. Is anyone aware of any attempts by Jewish organizations to establish farming co-ops in Rockland County, New York, at that time? Any other thoughts?

Richard Gross
Guilford, Connecticut, USA