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ViewMate Translation Request - Russian (Polish) KOPLOWITZ, Szczekociny #general

Michael McTeer
 

Seeking translation >from a page of Szczekociny Book of Residents, "Doma
87", page (317) 2145. Hopefully this is the family of Szymon
KOPLOWICZ/KOPLEWICZ and Brucha (LENCZNER). Primarly I am interested in
birth and parental information of the parents. >from other records,
Szymon was a permanent resident of Ropocice. There are two more related
pages with some confusing info regarding mother of children. Will
appreciate whatever information.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75299

Please respond privately or per ViewMate

Thanks, Michael McTeer, mcteer@... Crowley, TX USA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request - Russian (Polish) KOPLOWITZ, Szczekociny #general

Michael McTeer
 

Seeking translation >from a page of Szczekociny Book of Residents, "Doma
87", page (317) 2145. Hopefully this is the family of Szymon
KOPLOWICZ/KOPLEWICZ and Brucha (LENCZNER). Primarly I am interested in
birth and parental information of the parents. >from other records,
Szymon was a permanent resident of Ropocice. There are two more related
pages with some confusing info regarding mother of children. Will
appreciate whatever information.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75299

Please respond privately or per ViewMate

Thanks, Michael McTeer, mcteer@... Crowley, TX USA

Wilesden cemetery London-photo request for Rabbi Isaac Simcha Meisels #general

Benjamin First
 

Hello

If anyone is going to Willesden cemetery in London would they be able
to take a photo of the grave of Rabbi Isaac Simcha Meisels (son of
Samuel Lemmel Meisels) (1844-1923/1924). According to the United
synagogue website the grave location is section MX Row 5 Plot 80. I
am currently researching a few of the earliest families to come from
Krakow to Manchester.

Many Thanks and Shana Tovah to all

Ben First

Manchester
UK

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Ben First first before heading to the cemetery.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wilesden cemetery London-photo request for Rabbi Isaac Simcha Meisels #general

Benjamin First
 

Hello

If anyone is going to Willesden cemetery in London would they be able
to take a photo of the grave of Rabbi Isaac Simcha Meisels (son of
Samuel Lemmel Meisels) (1844-1923/1924). According to the United
synagogue website the grave location is section MX Row 5 Plot 80. I
am currently researching a few of the earliest families to come from
Krakow to Manchester.

Many Thanks and Shana Tovah to all

Ben First

Manchester
UK

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Ben First first before heading to the cemetery.

Completion of the Utyan (Utena) Yizkor Book

Jack Berger
 

I am pleased to advise that I have completed the translation of The Utyan (Utena) Yizkor Book from (mostly) Yiddish and (some) Hebrew into English. The book has been published and distributed globally, and can be found in approximately 50 libraries and institutions that collect Judaica of this kind. These institutions are in the United States. Canada, The United Kingdom and Israel.

 

Utyan is a shtetl in Lithuania. This is the first time I have found (at the end of the book), an accounting of the arrest and trial of Lithuanian accomplices to the Nazis. This took place in a Lithuanian court of law. The record shows that they were all tried and found guilty, sentenced to death, and summarily executed.

 

A limited number of copies are still available. If you are interested please contact me at: jsberger@....

 

Jack Berger

 

New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #poland

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might
be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app
called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos
and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze)
navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25
cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the
long-running and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a
large number of cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major
grave-finding website is Find A Grave, but this has very few records
from Israel.)
There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in the
cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other doesn't
have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been able
to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in
English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in
Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the
only results you'll get will be >from other countries, so you'll need
to search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the
organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people know
about these useful resources!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,
Yours Sincerely,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

JRI Poland #Poland New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #poland

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might
be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app
called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos
and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze)
navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25
cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the
long-running and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a
large number of cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major
grave-finding website is Find A Grave, but this has very few records
from Israel.)
There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in the
cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other doesn't
have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been able
to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in
English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in
Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the
only results you'll get will be >from other countries, so you'll need
to search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the
organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people know
about these useful resources!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,
Yours Sincerely,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

Re: Symbol on Letter #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my Viewmate submission
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=75219.

I am, of course, interested in any additional interpretations.
The consensus of the responses, both on the website and by private
e-mail, is that the symbol is my great-great-grandmother
Babette BAER nee KLEIN's monogram, although there
was not agreement as to whether it was in German or Hebrew.

Babette was born either on 23 October 1805 (data received >from the
Joehlingen Jewish community by my granduncle Max BAER in the 1930s) or
24 October 1806 (the recently published Joehlingen Ortsfamilienbuch). In
any case, she was in her mid-teens in 1821 when the letter was supposedly
written. As one of the responders stated, the handwriting does not
appear to be by someone that young. I had earlier come to the same
conclusion.

Two possibilities crossed my mind. For one, perhaps someone had written
it for her. More likely, the 1821 date is incorrect, and it was later.
As I wrote, the letter is undated, and the year 1821 is >from the
translation or transcription into German script by my great-grandfather
Nathan Carl BAER.
He wrote the 1821 in two parts. 18 was written at the same time as the
transcription and 21 later. I suspect that he did not know and asked a
sibling, most likely his oldest sibling who survived childhood
Therese FRANK nee BAER. Both lived in Frankfurt, and she was about
ten years older than he.

One more thing which I regard as funny. Babette BAER nee KLEIN was
known as Buhle when young. She had two sisters, Breinle and Berle (Bina).
All three used the German name Babette.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@...

German SIG #Germany Re: Symbol on Letter #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my Viewmate submission
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=75219.

I am, of course, interested in any additional interpretations.
The consensus of the responses, both on the website and by private
e-mail, is that the symbol is my great-great-grandmother
Babette BAER nee KLEIN's monogram, although there
was not agreement as to whether it was in German or Hebrew.

Babette was born either on 23 October 1805 (data received >from the
Joehlingen Jewish community by my granduncle Max BAER in the 1930s) or
24 October 1806 (the recently published Joehlingen Ortsfamilienbuch). In
any case, she was in her mid-teens in 1821 when the letter was supposedly
written. As one of the responders stated, the handwriting does not
appear to be by someone that young. I had earlier come to the same
conclusion.

Two possibilities crossed my mind. For one, perhaps someone had written
it for her. More likely, the 1821 date is incorrect, and it was later.
As I wrote, the letter is undated, and the year 1821 is >from the
translation or transcription into German script by my great-grandfather
Nathan Carl BAER.
He wrote the 1821 in two parts. 18 was written at the same time as the
transcription and 21 later. I suspect that he did not know and asked a
sibling, most likely his oldest sibling who survived childhood
Therese FRANK nee BAER. Both lived in Frankfurt, and she was about
ten years older than he.

One more thing which I regard as funny. Babette BAER nee KLEIN was
known as Buhle when young. She had two sisters, Breinle and Berle (Bina).
All three used the German name Babette.

Ralph Baer Washington, DC RalphNBaer@...

ViewMate Translation Request - Polish Birth Record with German Heading #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I've posted a vital record >from Galicia (column heading in German) for
which I would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75243

This is the birth record of Mojzesz Wolfsthal (1866), son of Schloma
and Chane Ruchel (nee Schwarz).

I am asking for help in extracting any information about the father
Schloma (is there an occupation here?) as well as the persons listed
on the right column, as their names may be of value in continuing my
search. Thank you

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Yaron Wolfsthal

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate Translation Request - Polish Birth Record with German Heading #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I've posted a vital record >from Galicia (column heading in German) for
which I would appreciate a translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75243

This is the birth record of Mojzesz Wolfsthal (1866), son of Schloma
and Chane Ruchel (nee Schwarz).

I am asking for help in extracting any information about the father
Schloma (is there an occupation here?) as well as the persons listed
on the right column, as their names may be of value in continuing my
search. Thank you

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Yaron Wolfsthal

Seek information from Gruenstadt near Worms. #germany

Dean Rosenthal <deanrosenthal@...>
 

Hello Gersig,

I am Dean Rosenthal, researching family history >from the United
States. A GGGG grandfather of mine was David Loewi,(o umlaut) born in
Gruenstadt (u umlaut) just outside the storied community of Worms in 1777,
according to the census in the Mecklenburg region, where he settled
around 1800.

My question is: how can I find out more about birth certificates or
census records in Gruenstadt at that time, 1770s. Clearly the reason
is to find out who his parents were and any other relevant family
information. I have searched through Jewish Gen databases and a few
other archives. I'm not starting >from scratch, but I wonder if
experts on this forum could suggest particular places to look. For
example, I have not been able to find any census records or birth or
death certificates >from this town of Grunstadt. Thank you!

Dean Rosenthal deanrosenthal@... www.deanrosenthal.org

German SIG #Germany Seek information from Gruenstadt near Worms. #germany

Dean Rosenthal <deanrosenthal@...>
 

Hello Gersig,

I am Dean Rosenthal, researching family history >from the United
States. A GGGG grandfather of mine was David Loewi,(o umlaut) born in
Gruenstadt (u umlaut) just outside the storied community of Worms in 1777,
according to the census in the Mecklenburg region, where he settled
around 1800.

My question is: how can I find out more about birth certificates or
census records in Gruenstadt at that time, 1770s. Clearly the reason
is to find out who his parents were and any other relevant family
information. I have searched through Jewish Gen databases and a few
other archives. I'm not starting >from scratch, but I wonder if
experts on this forum could suggest particular places to look. For
example, I have not been able to find any census records or birth or
death certificates >from this town of Grunstadt. Thank you!

Dean Rosenthal deanrosenthal@... www.deanrosenthal.org

New Director of Ukraine Research #ukraine

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired records from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma, California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize and improve our systems.

Mazal Tov and Congratulations, Phyllis!

Wishing everyone success with their research

Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group for
those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over
the years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of
Ukraine records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen
modernize and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group
for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the
years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine
records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize
and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Phyllis Gold Berenson - Director of Ukraine Research #galicia

Nancy Siegel
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that long-time JewishGen volunteer, Phyllis
Gold Berenson, has assumed the position of Director of Ukraine
Research. Phyllis has extensive experience researching Jewish family
history in Ukraine, mentoring others, and has successfully acquired
records >from a variety of archives, overseen data transcription and
translation projects, and coordinated the photography, transcription
and translation of tombstones in the Mogilev-Podolsky Cemetery.

In addition to her focus on Ukraine research, she has taken an active
role within the Senior Leadership Team, participating in strategic
planning, and drafting legal documents.

Beyond her work for JewishGen.org, she has contributed greatly to the
broader Jewish genealogical community by starting a Facebook group
for those researching the town of Mogilev-Podolsky and co-managing a
regional group on Family Tree DNA.

A lawyer by profession, Phyllis resides in San Francisco and Sonoma,
California. She can be reached at pberenson@....

I thank Phyllis for all her devotion and dedication to JewishGen over the
years, her vision for increasing the quantity and quality of Ukraine
records on JewishGen, and for her role in helping JewishGen modernize
and improve our systems.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org