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Searching for info on Hantz, Hanz #hungary #austria-czech

Cheryl
 

I have been trying to info on my Great Grandfather Bennie Hantz. I am at a dead end. His immigration paperwork says he came to NY from Barak Silvas Hungary. It says he was born in Bochava Hungary, Now Czechoslovakia. It says he arrived on Feb. 2, 1901 on the SS Amsterdam from Antwerp Belgium. I am unable to find his name on the ship's roster. My Great Grandmother was Rose Hantz and she came to NY on May 5, 1904. They were married in Hungary in July 1876. I really want to know more about this side of my family. Any assistance would be appreciated.


Searching for my mothers lost sister from Belaya Tzerkov Ukraine: Chaya Gohfeld #ukraine

george weiss
 

My name is George Weiss..I am the son of Brucha Gohfeld(Betty Garfield)..Married name Betty Weiss...When my mother and her brother left Belaya Tzerkov in 1923 to Chicago to live with some relatives, he younger Sister Chaya was ill and could not travel..Until 1961 my mother and her brother Morris Garfield had contact with their sister via letters but in 1961 the Soviet Union cut off all contact with the West...Since 1961 there has not been any contact with Chaya and her daughter Valentina..I am trying to find the Daughter Valentina because do to age my Aunt Chaya would be I assume she is pasted away..I would really hope someone reading this may know her..Please feel free to contact me George Weiss : g.weis@...


Re: family name search Slepian #names #belarus

L Levy
 

I am researching my Maternal great grandmother who was Chana/Hanna Slepian from Minsk, I’ve found several families with that name both in Minsk and the US. Please contact me if you’d like to compare notes, perhaps I can help. Laura


Re: names in old country: #names, #lithuania #belarus #latvia

Corey Brand
 

The best thing to do is get pictures of their graves, and hope their religious/original name is written on them. You can usually expect them from the earlier generations. Now it is not so common, but it varies. 

Louis could be Leib, Lipa, Leizer
Willie could be Wolf, Velvel
Celia could be Tsirel, Sarah, Tsipa, Sala

Those are guesses. Keep in mind that many Jews have two names, and though they often stuck by one of them, there is a chance they are recorded as the other. And sometimes you’ll find wildcards, names that barely resemble the original name. 

Corey Brand
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Re: How do you ?????? #general

Max Heffler
 

I have also had great response from John and Brother’s Keeper has the ability to “Add spouse or partner (same sex)”

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Dahn Cukier via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 1:09 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] How do you ?????? #general

 

The answer depends on the software you are using. I suggest you write
the developers and ask them for help.

I have had good responses from John at Brother's Keeper.

I have not tried your problem, but define each person
without spouses and then add them together using the databaseID number.

For marriages, I just enter the information.

I repeat, each software has their own solutions.

Dani



When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 05:11:24 PM GMT+3, Trudy Barch <cousintrudy@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi genners,

 

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

 

1)  list same sex couples?   Who do you put in the female slot?  And who in the male slot?

 

2)  2nd marriage to the same person.   Married - divorced - remarried same person.

 

 

Thank you,   Trudy Barch,   FLorida


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update: Seeking photo of Moses Petschek #austria-czech

npetkohn@...
 

I am seeking a photo of my great great grandfather, Moses Petschek, born in Kolin, Bohemia in 1822, died in 1888.  Any other photos of the Petschek family and/or information on descendants, especially those no longer bearing the name Petschek (descendants of Petschek-born females who married) would also be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!
--
Nancy Petschek-Kohn


Re: Where are the vital records for Bircza, Galicia? #galicia #poland

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Moses,

One branch of my family was from the nearby towns of Tyrawa Woloska and Ustrzyki Dolne.  I have been doing genealogy for 25 years, and have found virtually no records relevant to my family from those two towns.

I have no explanation as to why.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

Searching:  WALTZMAN / WALZMAN, Ustrzyki Dolne (Istryker) Poland
LEVY, Tyrawa Woloska, Poland.



Re: Kopyl (Kapule) #belarus

Chicago Bubby
 

I too have several relatives who came from Kapyl to Sioux City, Iowa.

They were siblings: Shmerel PASSMAN and Chaya (Passman) HARLOW.

They were the children of Yekusiel and Finkel (Perlman) PASSMAN. My husband is a descendant of the Perlman family which was numerous in Kapyl.

There were a number of other siblings who remained in Kapyl, one of which had a son who assumed the surname of SHAPIRA and emigrated to Israel after WWII.

This is the first I have heard that many Kapyl former residents had gone to Kapyl. We always wondered why these relatives wound up there.

I have traced much of the rest of the PERLMAN family, but never tried to find out more of these Sioux City relatives

Cyndee Meystel
Chicago, IL


Petrikov, Belarus #belarus #names

Jennealogy@...
 

Looking for connections in Petrikov, Belarus.  Louis (Leib) Offenhenden was from this town.  I believe his father Samuel was sister to Miriam Offenhenden (married Samuel Gutman).  Her son Chaim Gutman was sent from Petrikov to Woodbine, New Jersey to live with is uncle Samuel.  Chaim went on to be famous Yiddish journalist.  
Any help appreciated. 


judybowmancasting@...
 

Hello, my name is Judy Bowman.  My great-grandfather Israel Bowman's last name was Baumgarten, born in "Wladyslawow, Poland" (which is surely Lithuania)  May 18, 1880(sometimes other dates given).   The last of 16 children born to Jacob Baumgarten from 2 different wives.  Almost all of them changed their name from Baumgarten to Bowman.  We know the names of a few of his siblings: Harris, Joseph, and Israel went to the UK. Sol/Solomon went to Shanghai.  There may also be a Simon Baumgarten.  Israel settled in Port Talbot, Wales, married Esther Fellman from Sakiai, Lithuania and had 3 children: Jacob, Harry(my grandfather), and Anne, all came to the US.  Harris's children Barnett "Barney" and Joseph went to South Africa.  Some Bowmans eventually returned to the UK (Clive) and some went to Canada (Glenda, another Harry and David Bowman).  I would love to find more on Jacob Baumgarten, the father of these 16 children, wives' names.  if I could secure a birth certificate for Israel or any of his siblings, it might have the mother listed.  Or, a death certificate for Jacob Baumgarten or Jacob Bowman which seems to be a common name in the UK. The ones I've found, the dates don't match up.  If anyone has Baumgarten in their families from the UK or Lithuania/Poland, and even Belarus or Riga, I'd love to get in touch to see if we're connected.  For a variety of reasons, I haven't don't DNA testing. 


NEW BOOK (US, UK, CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA) #germany #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

FRANCI'S WAR, a manuscript my mother Franci Rabinek Solar Epstein
(1920-1989) wrote in 1974 has just been published in the US, Canada,
UK, Czech Republic and Slovakia. There wlll also be French, Russian,
Italian and Portugese editions later this year. It is an
extraordinarily candid look at what Franci saw and experienced
between1939-1946, in Prague and with a group of young Czech and German
women prisoners during the second world war. You can order it online
as an ebook, paperback or audiobook. I edited it and wrote an
Afterword.

RESEARCHING: EPSTEIN, POLLAK, RABINEK, SACHSEL, KOLIN, ROUDNICE-NAD-LABEM
--

helenepstein.com


Re: Central Death certificate database from Israel in English is available?

Rose Feldman
 

If the person knows the date of death and place of burial, it is possible to get a death certificate. It is the first step to have the exact date.
 
Rose Feldman,  Israel Genealogy Research Association  <rosef@...>     ireneplotzker@... 
 


Re: Staub family #hungary #names

ireneplotzker@...
 

Hi Molly,
I do not have information regarding Ervin STAUB (but the email Valentin found looks good), but I found out your husband Martin (assuming his father was Adolf, 1897-1944 and grandfather was Samuel, 1864-1944) was my husband's 2nd cousin once removed!  Samuel's sister Leah married Yehuda Frankel. They had a daughter, Etta, who married Jeno Katz. Etta and Jeno's daughter Vivian married William Plotzker, who became the parents of my husband Richard.

Regards,   Irene Greenwald Plotzkert  ireneplotzker@... 


Re: Where are the vital records for Bircza, Galicia? #galicia #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Moses:

Unfortunately the Jewish vital records of the town of Bircza have not survived. Bircza was a registration town where Jews from Bircza and many other smaller towns and villages registered their vital events. The easiest way to determine what records are available to Jewish genealogists for a town is to search Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation website - https://www.rtrfoundation.org/index.shtml and click on Archive Documents. 

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

 

On 2020-05-08 4:15 am, Moses Jefferson wrote:

Dear fellow researchers,

While trying to trace my family roots, I’ve discovered a branch of my family tree originate from the village Bircza, located in the Premyśl County, south-eastern Poland.

Although the village had a thriving large Jewish community until the war, I cannot seem to find any trace of records from this village.

Perhaps they registered in more larger towns nearby?, but nevertheless I did not succeed finding my ancestors names mentioned in any index on JRI-Poland.

Does this perhaps mean they actually did register BM&D in their local town, meaning the register you books are gone forever??

I would appreciate if someone can shed light to this mystery.

Moses Jefferson

Searching for MERZEL / MERZIL / MÖRCEL from Bircza.


Searchable lists now on line: Sered, Slovakia Concentration Camp #austria-czech #holocaust

Lande
 
Edited

Two lists of Jews held at the Sered, Croatia concentration camp have been added the USHMM (HSV) collection.  They may be accessed and searched at
 
Sered Concentration Camp XXVI/1, Slovakia (ID: 19482)  https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=19482
It contains 382 names
Sered Concentration Camp XXVI/3 / Slovakia (ID: 19481)   https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=19481 
It contains 510 names.
 
Peter Lande,   Washington, D.C.    <pdlande@...>


Re: names in old country: #names, #lithuania #belarus #latvia

Simon Zelman
 

There is no set rule for name "translations" from Yiddish to English, but in my research I've typically found that Louis is Leyb, William is Velvel (diminutive of Vulf), and Celia is Tsilya. But again, there's absolutely no guarantee that those are the names your Jacobsons went by. 

Simon Zelman,
San Francisco, CA


Re: How do you ?????? #general

Dahn Cukier
 

The answer depends on the software you are using. I suggest you write
the developers and ask them for help.

I have had good responses from John at Brother's Keeper.

I have not tried your problem, but define each person
without spouses and then add them together using the databaseID number.

For marriages, I just enter the information.

I repeat, each software has their own solutions.

Dani



When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas
(Gunsmoke)


On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 05:11:24 PM GMT+3, Trudy Barch <cousintrudy@...> wrote:


Hi genners,

 

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

 

1)  list same sex couples?   Who do you put in the female slot?  And who in the male slot?

 

2)  2nd marriage to the same person.   Married - divorced - remarried same person.

 

 

Thank you,   Trudy Barch,   FLorida


Re: How do you ?????? #general

Carolyn Lea
 

Trudy - if we are addressing contemporary gay couples most people I know use "partners" until or if they marry. Then gay men refer to each other as husbands and lesbian couples refer to each other as wife. I am part of the community and live in Oklahoma and that is what I see here. Several of my favorite authors are lesbian (not why I read them - had no clue when purchased) and if married they refer to their "wife" on their blogs or about the author info on Amazon. 

If you are sticking to your old software you will probably have to just enter notes on the relationship. I use Legacy and know some great uncles were gay but as far as I know they were never in long term relationships - a different era. 

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum) 
OKC, OK


Seeking photo of Moses PETSCHEK #austria-czech

npetkohn@...
 

Does anyone have a photo of Moses PETSCHEK, my great-great grandfather?  Thanks!
--
Nancy Petschek-Kohn, Westchester, NY


SZKLARKIEWICZ or similar, STEIGLITZ and similar, and ELLENBOGEN. 1800s #poland

Barry Clarke
 

This is my first post; hope I'm doing it right!

Per 1896 UK Naturalization Certificate of MAX CLARKE, his parents, who would be my great-great-grandparents, were MARKS/MATTHEW and ZLATO/LOTTIE CLARKE. The family name originally was SZKLARKIEWICZ or similar; on one UK document it was spelt SHKLARKIEWITZ. I am told that was probably how it sounded, so simply a phonetical spelling. Max's Naturalization Certificate stated he was born in JEDWABNE. That would have been around 1870. His sister, my great-grandmother's, anglicised name was MOLLY. She was born around 1862. She married a STEIGLITZ or similar who died or was killed in the early 1880s. Their son, my grandfather, was SAMUEL, born April 1881. Molly emigrated with infant Samuel to DUBLIN, Ireland, she married a JACOB CLARKE from SEDLICE, then they lived in LIVERPOOL, England, then SOUTH AFRICA  (via for Max, at least, RHODESIA). We believe too from a photograph in the late 1800s/early 1900s that there may have been a family relationship with ELLENBOGENs, the link most likely dating back to the early to mid-1800s. (Molly's three CLARKE children were SAMUEL, GERTIE, HENRY. Max married ESTHER LANDSBERG. Their three children were MONTAGUE, NORMAN, EVELYN. All in South Africa).

I would be grateful to hear of any links or information about any of these people; preferably by email to bbclarke98@...

Thank you,

Barry Clarke (British, born 1946, living since 1990 in Florida)