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Surname Loesch #general

perrylesh0@...
 

Found out many of my ancestor's first names were Abraham, Jacob, Daniel, Johann,. Balthazar, etc. Any way for me to find out what Tribe I came from?


Re: Scanning Documents and Photos - personal preferences #general

Bob Friedman
 

Dahn,

Why scan to jpg or png, both lossy formats, rather than tif, which is lossless? Every edit, including cropping, degrades the quality of jpg and png images, defeating the purpose of scanning at the highest resolution. 

I also use Irfanview and it works just as well for tif images as it does for jpgs.  Generally speaking, I scan at 300 dpi and faces usually come out fine in crops and enlargements.  If necessary, I re-scan at 400 or 600 dpi.  Eventually I find there is a point of diminishing returns, where higher resolutions create images that are marginally better and don't justify the ever larger file sizes.
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Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


What to do during the Coronavirus pandemic? Organize A Virtual Family Reunion #general #jgs-iajgs

Phil Goldfarb
 

What to do during your "down time" at home? How about organizing a Virtual Family Reunion? I have suggested it to our JGS and so far it has been a big hit from children to adults. Sharing stories, getting to meet new relatives, seeing family growing up, sharing pictures, getting new information, improving a family tree...there is a lot to accomplish and it is FUN! If you are an officer of a JGS you might suggest it to your membership.

The way to do it is through Zoom. There are three types of Zoom meetings that you can do:
1. Basic Zoom which is free but there is a 40 minute limit and you can have up to 100 participants
2. Zoom Pro that is up to 24 hours long and you can have up to 100 participants. It is $14.99/month
3. Zoom Business is also for 24 hours long and up to 300 participants. The cost is $19.99/month

On a personal note, our family is having a virtual Zoom Passover this year with family from around the country (be aware of the time zones). I copied the relevant pages from our family Union Haggadah (1923 edition) and sent them out to everyone. My wife sent out the ingredients for every part of the meal and how to prepare it, It should prove to be interesting. The best thing is no masks and no gloves!

Stay safe

Phil Goldfarb
President, JGS of Tulsa

GOLDFARB: Poland
LEET, LIT: Radeikiai, Lithuania
GRUBER: Austria
MERIN: Lithuania
NISSELSON: Lithuania
FROUG: Lithuania, Ukraine


Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Max Heffler
 

Bruce,

Thanks for the reminder! I had the honor and privilege of creating web pages for that book.

 

Max Heffler

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Bruce Drake via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 8:50 AM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks

 

“The epidemic was halted thanks to the supervisory efforts of the authorities over hygiene and meticulous cleanliness, as well as to the fact that no person was permitted to travel from city to city without an examination and a shot against disease.”

How familiar does this sound now? This excerpt from the Yizkor book of Zawiercie, Poland goes beyond the title of the chapter, “The Sanitation Situation in the City.” Sanitation was an obvious place for the excerpt to start given that poorer people did not have he kind of access to good hygiene practices as the well-off, and that sewage often poured in the streets. But the chapter goes on to describe how women in childbirth were cared for (“It was a fact that a Jewish woman never gave birth in a hospital”), remedies against the “evil eye” and the power of incantations.

 

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2944104735611662?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD

 

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

Towns: Kovel, Wojnilow

 


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Polish Jewish Holocaust Survivors: Lübeck #holocaust #poland

Lande
 

At the end of WWII while Jewish survivors were gathered at various locations in Germany and Austria they often attempted to contact relatives/friends in other countries to facilitate emigration.  This unusual database identifies 155 Polish Jewish survivors located in Lübeck, Germany in 1948.   It is unusual in that it includes the names/addresses of the persons they were seeking to contact around the world.  For example, Szyja Kanarek, born January 6, 1910 in Dabrowa, is seeking to establish contact with S. Kanarek in New York (no further address).
While the list has been sent for posting to Jewishgen, JRI and IGRA, I do not know when they will appear on these sites.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.
 


Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

ealevy77@...
 

Everyone has good advice but one vital piece of advice is to label the back of every picture now. Assuming you will save the pictures, as everyone here has advised you to do so, someday someone will find these photos and if they are not labeled they will not have any meaning.
 
 my great-great uncle died leaving tens of family albums. A friend generously offered to bring them to me from Sweden but, for weight reasons oh, she took them out of the albums. I received a 16 kilo suitcase filled with photographs, the majority of which had no labels! it took me a year to find out who most are but  I am still left with many beautiful old photographs of people I don't know.


Belarus - looking for Abraham Jacob Brisker or Bricker #belarus

lauriebricker@...
 

I am Laurie Bricker, and with the incredible help of Jewish Gen, I located my family in Alsace Lorraine several years ago. I am looking for my husband's family who lived in the Minsk region. My husband's name is Alan Jeffrey Bricker, and we live in Houston, Texas.


Ida ROSENBAUM FISCHER of Witten Germany #germany

norman foster
 

I believe she is my G'Grandmother on the Fischer side of my family.  
I would like details/of her birth, parents, siblings, marriage, death.
I have emailed the Witten offices but have not received a response yet. .

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake
 

“The epidemic was halted thanks to the supervisory efforts of the authorities over hygiene and meticulous cleanliness, as well as to the fact that no person was permitted to travel from city to city without an examination and a shot against disease.”

How familiar does this sound now? This excerpt from the Yizkor book of Zawiercie, Poland goes beyond the title of the chapter, “The Sanitation Situation in the City.” Sanitation was an obvious place for the excerpt to start given that poorer people did not have he kind of access to good hygiene practices as the well-off, and that sewage often poured in the streets. But the chapter goes on to describe how women in childbirth were cared for (“It was a fact that a Jewish woman never gave birth in a hospital”), remedies against the “evil eye” and the power of incantations.

 

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2944104735611662?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake

Silver Spring MD

 

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

Towns: Kovel, Wojnilow

 


Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine photo #usa

Bruce Drake
 


Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine photo #usa

Bruce Drake
 

It's in the digitized New York Public Library collection. I wish I could remember the search terms I used to find it, but it was long ago.


Re: identify cemetery from statues in photo? #romania

Max Heffler
 

Dan Jurca: Dan_j777@...

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of V Silver via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:20 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] identify #cemetery from statues in photo? #romania

 

Max,
Thank you so much for such a deep analysis.
I did get the answer from someone. Indeed, not a cemetery at all.
The Jewish Palestine Pavilion at the 1939 Worlds Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona, NY
https://www.1939nyworldsfair.com/worlds_fair/wf_tour/zone-2/jewish_palistine.htm

Since I likely have family buried in one of the cemeteries mentioned, I would be very interested in having the name of your contact and for Mr. Iordache in Botosani.
Is it possible to search Romanian cemetery records online or by email? (I assume not in English). As I'm new to these pages, I haven't yet researched this topic which is surely covered in depth.
Thank you again for your kind help.
--
Valerie Silver

 


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

N. Summers
 

Hi Victoria,

Thank you for this tip about photographing old photos. I have one or two that are quite fragile, and your suggestions will be particularly helpful for these. Now if I can just pry the camera out of my hubby's hands...

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)


Re: Finding family in Hungary #hungary

Judy Petersen
 

There are many resources for researching Hungary.  But you need to provide more information in order for us to direct you to the appropriate resources.
What resources have you already consulted?  Have you searched on JewishGen?  Their Hungary database is quite extensive.  Do you know what towns your family is from?  What are your goals?  Are you trying to trace linearly back in time, or are you looking at side branches as well?  Have you registered your names and towns on the JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder)? The answers to all of these questions will help us to guide you in your research.


Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

N. Summers
 

Tracy, thank you so very much for this mini-tutorial on how to deal with old photographs. They are precious to me, and have provided valuable info from scrawled notes and dates. Just seeing the original  handwriting of my relatives brings tears to my eyes and holding the photos that they had in their hands is priceless.

And now I know how to scan them to improve my ability to enlarge and examine detalils. many thanks

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus)

LISS/ALPER, LEAF/LIFSCHITZ ( Motol, Russian Empire/Belarus; Rechitsa, Belarus)


HELEN LOWEY and ZIEGLER-DANNHIRSCH #general

Carol Jean Weightman
 

I am looking for descendants of Sabina DANNHIRSCH-ZIEGLER or ZIEGLER-DANNHIRSCH, born in Lviv in 1882.

Sabina’s name at birth was Szajndel Lea Prager.

Helen Lowey of Henley Road, New York 11432, submitted a Yad Vashem Testimony in 1976 for her “former mother-in-law”. Helen wrote that Sabina was married to Emanuel. Sabina probably had a son who was married to Helen.

Sabina may have lived in Vienna for a while. There is a photo of her signed "1929, Wien”.

I have not been able to find any further information on this family, either in Vienna or in New York.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Carol Jean


IGRA “Show & Tell” Free Zoom Session April 6 #israel #events

Elena Bazes
 

 

The Israel Genealogy Research Associations (IGRA) has begun a free “Show & Tell with IGRA” ZOOM series. Our first session had 61 participants from four countries.

Each session of “Show & Tell with IGRA” demonstrates a different topic. Some will be connected specifically to IGRA, while others will demonstrate how to use other websites or applications – hands on topics you can immediately make use of on your own.

Join us for our second “Show and Tell” session on April 6. The session will be dedicated to answering your questions regarding the IGRA website. Questions should be sent in prior to the meeting to webinars@.... If there is time after these questions have been answered, questions will be taken during the live broadcast.

The session will take place on April 6 at 9 pm Israel time (2 pm EDT, 11 am PDT) and will be approximately 30-40 minutes.

There is no need to register in advance. “Show & Tell with IGRA” will be open to those who connect to ZOOM with the following meeting code.

 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/220076542   

We will do our best to record these sessions and make them available on our website.

Sessions in English will take place weekly on Mondays (but not on a holiday). The same topic will take place in Hebrew on Wednesday evenings 21:00 Israel time. There will be no Hebrew session this week due to the Passover holiday.

IGRA wishes you a Happy and Healthy Passover.

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair 


Re: Bakalarzewo #poland

Jill Whitehead
 

The answer as always is to look at JRI Poland website, Litvak SIG website or to look at back copies of Landsmen, the former journal of Suwalki Lomza Interest Group, if your library has this. I visited Bakalarzewo in 2000.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Translation from German #translation #germany

Rodney Eisfelder
 

Peter,
Please make a higher resolution scan and post to Viewmate. See: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/
What you have posted here is highly compressed and low resolution.
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia


Re: Chasidei Aish V'Or #rabbinic

Moses Jefferson
 

Hi,

They were a group of pious, well learned Chasidim who most of them lived or learned in the Hungarian Shtetel Nyírvasvári (Oshvar in Yiddish). They were know for their tremendous piety an were know to be well versed in the Kabalistic works of Rabbi Issac Luria (the Arizal) (See Sefer Heichal Habracha from Rabbi Issac of Komarno parashat Matos)

Thus they were called Chasidei Aish V’oR (a wordplay based on the name of the Shtetel) literally meaning Fire and Light (translation from Hebrew).

A big influencer of the group was Rabbi Yitzchak Issac Taub of the Kaliv dynasty.

I hope this information helps,

Best, Moses