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ViewMate translation request - German Script #austria-czech

samglaser@...
 

I am looking for help to translate the following German scripts >from the Familianten records.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35273

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35274

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35276

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35277

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35278

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you so much in advance,

Sam Glaser
Fairfax, VA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate translation request - German Script #austria-czech

samglaser@...
 

I am looking for help to translate the following German scripts >from the Familianten records.
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35273

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35274

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35276

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35277

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35278

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you so much in advance,

Sam Glaser
Fairfax, VA


Searching for Hugo - Book Review #belarus

Ruth M
 

Hello all,

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of
mankind. Thousands of history books have been written covering every aspect
of it. A tremendous amount of literature has been written about it. And now,
on the WW1 centenary, a new and unique book has been published titled
"Searching for Hugo" by Naomi M. Rosenthal.

The story of German soldier Hugo Rosenthal, the author's grandfather, is
told through hundreds of letters written by family and friends as they were
trying to find and arrange for Hugo's release after he was captured by the
Russians. The letters are addressed to and >from many different places in
Europe, and some of the replies contain misinformation regarding the places
where Hugo had been taken. After a year of the searching process, a close
relative who was stationed in Grodno, a city which had fallen to the Germans
in September 1915, met people of the local Jewish community, >from whom he
finally found out what had happened to Hugo Rosenthal.

I read the book >from start to end with bated breath and great interest.
These letters, together with their English translation, are very well
presented in this impressive book. The author also made some comments of her
own which are helpful in getting a better understanding of the text. Since
in the last decade I have been involved in researching the history of the
Jewish community in Grodno and visited Grodno several times, I was excited
to read the letters >from the Grodno officials and in particular the letter
of the Chief Rabbi, Abraham Gelbort, who had been the spiritual leader of
the Jewish community in Grodno and a representative of the community before
the authorities. The author conducted further research about a prominent
doctor in Grodno who played an important part in the story, and she found
out interesting information about this distinguished Jewish physician, Isaac
Rothenstein. This is presented in the book's epilogue.

I would like to congratulate the author, Naomi Rosenthal, for sharing with
us the story of her grandfather. I warmly recommend reading this book. I
think many readers will find this book interesting and thrilling, in
particular, those who are interested in the history of WWI and in the Jewish
community of Grodno.

Ruth Marcus
Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching for Hugo - Book Review #belarus

Ruth M
 

Hello all,

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of
mankind. Thousands of history books have been written covering every aspect
of it. A tremendous amount of literature has been written about it. And now,
on the WW1 centenary, a new and unique book has been published titled
"Searching for Hugo" by Naomi M. Rosenthal.

The story of German soldier Hugo Rosenthal, the author's grandfather, is
told through hundreds of letters written by family and friends as they were
trying to find and arrange for Hugo's release after he was captured by the
Russians. The letters are addressed to and >from many different places in
Europe, and some of the replies contain misinformation regarding the places
where Hugo had been taken. After a year of the searching process, a close
relative who was stationed in Grodno, a city which had fallen to the Germans
in September 1915, met people of the local Jewish community, >from whom he
finally found out what had happened to Hugo Rosenthal.

I read the book >from start to end with bated breath and great interest.
These letters, together with their English translation, are very well
presented in this impressive book. The author also made some comments of her
own which are helpful in getting a better understanding of the text. Since
in the last decade I have been involved in researching the history of the
Jewish community in Grodno and visited Grodno several times, I was excited
to read the letters >from the Grodno officials and in particular the letter
of the Chief Rabbi, Abraham Gelbort, who had been the spiritual leader of
the Jewish community in Grodno and a representative of the community before
the authorities. The author conducted further research about a prominent
doctor in Grodno who played an important part in the story, and she found
out interesting information about this distinguished Jewish physician, Isaac
Rothenstein. This is presented in the book's epilogue.

I would like to congratulate the author, Naomi Rosenthal, for sharing with
us the story of her grandfather. I warmly recommend reading this book. I
think many readers will find this book interesting and thrilling, in
particular, those who are interested in the history of WWI and in the Jewish
community of Grodno.

Ruth Marcus
Israel


Two Cadastral Map Inventories from the Rzeszow & Przemysl Polish State Archives Added to the Gesher Galicia Website #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers:

Gesher Galicia has added to our website two new inventories of
cadastral map holdings in the Rzeszow and Przemysl branches of the
Polish State Archives.

They can be found under the "inventories" tab drop down menu on the
home page at: http://www.geshergalicia.org or at these direct links:

Przemysl: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-przemysl-state-archives/

Rzeszow: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-rzeszow-state-archives/

The are PDF files you can scroll through alphabetically by town name
without downloading. Rzeszow is 418 pages and Przemysl is 58 pages.

The archives are digitizing these maps in alphabetical order and the
work is in progress. Gesher Galicia is acquiring the maps for its
Cadastral Map Room as they become available.

The digitization is done in map sections and Gesher Galicia's map
room coordinator, Jay Osborn, stitches these together to create a high
resolution, complete map available nowhere else online, where one
can zoom in to the tiniest details and read names on plots of land,
with helpful commentary on the town provided.

Cadastral maps for the former Austrian province of Galicia are
scattered between many archives in Poland and Ukraine, including (but
not limited to) those in Lviv, Ternopil, Przemysl, and Krakow. One
town may have different versions of its maps, covering more than a
hundred years, in several different repositories. (If you are not a
Galician researcher, but your towns were in one of the successor
states that were formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, your
maps have probably survived and can be found in the country's
archives. Unfortunately this type of cadastral survey, for the most
part, did not exist for towns in Congress Poland or Russia.)

A full inventory of maps >from the archives in Ukraine is not available
from the archive, which is why Gesher Galicia has been inventorying
those holdings for the past seven years. It's a slow process as there
were over 6,000 town in Galicia. We keep updating this information on
our Galician Archival Records Project Inventory. A new update should
be ready in about a month's time which will include recent acquisitions
from the Polish State Archives. In the meantime, to see our completed
cadastral maps, visit the map room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Maps provide a unique view of the geographical and cultural landscape
of these towns, the residents, business owners, and magnates, and are
an essential (but often overlooked) component to genealogical
research. To learn more about this project go to:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

If you don't see your town listed, check with me to see if we have a
project established but not updated yet. If you see maps for your
towns in these new inventories and want to fund a map and record
acquisition project, the details on costs are on the project information
page above.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Two Cadastral Map Inventories from the Rzeszow & Przemysl Polish State Archives Added to the Gesher Galicia Website #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers:

Gesher Galicia has added to our website two new inventories of
cadastral map holdings in the Rzeszow and Przemysl branches of the
Polish State Archives.

They can be found under the "inventories" tab drop down menu on the
home page at: http://www.geshergalicia.org or at these direct links:

Przemysl: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-przemysl-state-archives/

Rzeszow: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-rzeszow-state-archives/

The are PDF files you can scroll through alphabetically by town name
without downloading. Rzeszow is 418 pages and Przemysl is 58 pages.

The archives are digitizing these maps in alphabetical order and the
work is in progress. Gesher Galicia is acquiring the maps for its
Cadastral Map Room as they become available.

The digitization is done in map sections and Gesher Galicia's map
room coordinator, Jay Osborn, stitches these together to create a high
resolution, complete map available nowhere else online, where one
can zoom in to the tiniest details and read names on plots of land,
with helpful commentary on the town provided.

Cadastral maps for the former Austrian province of Galicia are
scattered between many archives in Poland and Ukraine, including (but
not limited to) those in Lviv, Ternopil, Przemysl, and Krakow. One
town may have different versions of its maps, covering more than a
hundred years, in several different repositories. (If you are not a
Galician researcher, but your towns were in one of the successor
states that were formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, your
maps have probably survived and can be found in the country's
archives. Unfortunately this type of cadastral survey, for the most
part, did not exist for towns in Congress Poland or Russia.)

A full inventory of maps >from the archives in Ukraine is not available
from the archive, which is why Gesher Galicia has been inventorying
those holdings for the past seven years. It's a slow process as there
were over 6,000 town in Galicia. We keep updating this information on
our Galician Archival Records Project Inventory. A new update should
be ready in about a month's time which will include recent acquisitions
from the Polish State Archives. In the meantime, to see our completed
cadastral maps, visit the map room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Maps provide a unique view of the geographical and cultural landscape
of these towns, the residents, business owners, and magnates, and are
an essential (but often overlooked) component to genealogical
research. To learn more about this project go to:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

If you don't see your town listed, check with me to see if we have a
project established but not updated yet. If you see maps for your
towns in these new inventories and want to fund a map and record
acquisition project, the details on costs are on the project information
page above.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Marie Lamothe and daughter Suzanne #france

Debbie Lifshitz
 

I would like to find birth-marriage -death information in relation to
Marie Lamothe and her daughter Suzanne. They are not related to me but
had connections to my family in Paris.
Marie may have been born around 1872-1875
Suzanne may have been born between 1892-1895
They lived in Paris at least through World War I.
I have absolutely no other clues...
Any direction or help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem, Israel


French SIG #France Marie Lamothe and daughter Suzanne #france

Debbie Lifshitz
 

I would like to find birth-marriage -death information in relation to
Marie Lamothe and her daughter Suzanne. They are not related to me but
had connections to my family in Paris.
Marie may have been born around 1872-1875
Suzanne may have been born between 1892-1895
They lived in Paris at least through World War I.
I have absolutely no other clues...
Any direction or help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem, Israel


Two New Archival Map Inventories (Przemsyl & Rzeszow Branches) Added to the Gesher Galicia Website #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers:

Gesher Galicia has added to our website two new inventories of
cadastral map holdings in the Rzeszow and Przemysl branches of the
Polish State Archives.

They can be found under the "inventories" tab drop down menu on the
home page at: http://www.geshergalicia.org or at these direct links:

Przemysl: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-przemysl-state-archives/

Rzeszow: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-rzeszow-state-archives/

The are PDF files you can scroll through alphabetically by town name
without downloading. Rzeszow is 418 pages and Przemysl is 58 pages.

The archives are digitizing these maps in alphabetical order and the
work is in progress. Gesher Galicia is acquiring the maps for its
Cadastral Map Room as they become available.

The digitization is done in map sections and Gesher Galicia's map room
coordinator, Jay Osborn, stitches these together to create a high
resolution, complete map available nowhere else online, where one can
zoom in to the tiniest details and read names on plots of land, with
helpful commentary on the town provided.

Cadastral maps for the former Austrian province of Galicia are
scattered between many archives in Poland and Ukraine, including (but
not limited to) those in Lviv, Ternopil, Przemysl, and Krakow. One
town may have different versions of its maps, covering more than a
hundred years, in several different repositories. (If you are not a
Galician researcher, but your towns were in one of the successor
states that were formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, your
maps have probably survived and can be found in the country's
archives. Unfortunately this type of cadastral survey, for the most
part, did not exist for towns in Congress Poland or Russia.)

A full inventory of maps >from the archives in Ukraine is not available
from the archive, which is why Gesher Galicia has been inventorying
those holdings for the past seven years. It's a slow process as there
were over 6,000 towns in Galicia. We keep updating this information on
our Galician Archival Records Project Inventory. A new update should
be ready in about a month's time which will include recent
acquisitions >from the Polish State Archives. In the meantime, to see
our completed cadastral maps, visit the map room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Maps provide a unique view of the geographical and cultural landscape
of these towns, the residents, business owners, and magnates, and are
an essential (but often overlooked) component to genealogical
research. To learn more about this project go to:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland Two New Archival Map Inventories (Przemsyl & Rzeszow Branches) Added to the Gesher Galicia Website #poland

Pamela Weisberger
 

Dear Galitzianers:

Gesher Galicia has added to our website two new inventories of
cadastral map holdings in the Rzeszow and Przemysl branches of the
Polish State Archives.

They can be found under the "inventories" tab drop down menu on the
home page at: http://www.geshergalicia.org or at these direct links:

Przemysl: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-przemysl-state-archives/

Rzeszow: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/maps-rzeszow-state-archives/

The are PDF files you can scroll through alphabetically by town name
without downloading. Rzeszow is 418 pages and Przemysl is 58 pages.

The archives are digitizing these maps in alphabetical order and the
work is in progress. Gesher Galicia is acquiring the maps for its
Cadastral Map Room as they become available.

The digitization is done in map sections and Gesher Galicia's map room
coordinator, Jay Osborn, stitches these together to create a high
resolution, complete map available nowhere else online, where one can
zoom in to the tiniest details and read names on plots of land, with
helpful commentary on the town provided.

Cadastral maps for the former Austrian province of Galicia are
scattered between many archives in Poland and Ukraine, including (but
not limited to) those in Lviv, Ternopil, Przemysl, and Krakow. One
town may have different versions of its maps, covering more than a
hundred years, in several different repositories. (If you are not a
Galician researcher, but your towns were in one of the successor
states that were formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, your
maps have probably survived and can be found in the country's
archives. Unfortunately this type of cadastral survey, for the most
part, did not exist for towns in Congress Poland or Russia.)

A full inventory of maps >from the archives in Ukraine is not available
from the archive, which is why Gesher Galicia has been inventorying
those holdings for the past seven years. It's a slow process as there
were over 6,000 towns in Galicia. We keep updating this information on
our Galician Archival Records Project Inventory. A new update should
be ready in about a month's time which will include recent
acquisitions >from the Polish State Archives. In the meantime, to see
our completed cadastral maps, visit the map room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Maps provide a unique view of the geographical and cultural landscape
of these towns, the residents, business owners, and magnates, and are
an essential (but often overlooked) component to genealogical
research. To learn more about this project go to:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Colin Cohn <cohn_jgen@...>
 

Hi All,

My Lwow relatives Ozyasz Ber RAPP (b 1886) and Miniche LIEBERGALL (b
1891) both had the same father but different mothers, who were aunt and
niece.I would appreciate a translation >from Polish of their birth
records which are posted on ViewMate.


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35297

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35298

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Regards,

Colin Cohn
Sydney, Australia
Researching: Lwow: BALSAMBAUM, LIEBERGALL, MICHEL, NACHTIGALL, RAPP


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Colin Cohn <cohn_jgen@...>
 

Hi All,

My Lwow relatives Ozyasz Ber RAPP (b 1886) and Miniche LIEBERGALL (b
1891) both had the same father but different mothers, who were aunt and
niece.I would appreciate a translation >from Polish of their birth
records which are posted on ViewMate.


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35297

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35298

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Regards,

Colin Cohn
Sydney, Australia
Researching: Lwow: BALSAMBAUM, LIEBERGALL, MICHEL, NACHTIGALL, RAPP


ViewMate file # 35258: photo for identification #poland

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Alexander Watson, I have posted a photo of a group of
friends taken in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland in 1935) :

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35258

On back of photo is the following inscription "Stettin 1935; Aunt
Recha, my mother, Simonsohn children and 3 nieces of Dr Ehrlich"
This print is a copy of a negative taken in 1935. The copy was made by
Henry Sergevich of New York in 1966. The lady at the back of the photo
is Zerline Simonowitz (nee Mendelsohn) of Berlin. She was married to
Sergius Simonowitz. The other lady is Elsbeth Recha Ehrlich (nee
Fabian). Dr Ehrlich, a stomach specialist >from Stettin, was her 2nd
Husband: her first being Alfred Richter, of Xantener Str Berlin.

If anyone has any information about any of these people, I would love
to hear >from you.

With many thanks,
Alexander Watson
a.watson.genas@gmail.com
Genas, near Lyon
France


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate file # 35258: photo for identification #poland

Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Alexander Watson, I have posted a photo of a group of
friends taken in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland in 1935) :

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35258

On back of photo is the following inscription "Stettin 1935; Aunt
Recha, my mother, Simonsohn children and 3 nieces of Dr Ehrlich"
This print is a copy of a negative taken in 1935. The copy was made by
Henry Sergevich of New York in 1966. The lady at the back of the photo
is Zerline Simonowitz (nee Mendelsohn) of Berlin. She was married to
Sergius Simonowitz. The other lady is Elsbeth Recha Ehrlich (nee
Fabian). Dr Ehrlich, a stomach specialist >from Stettin, was her 2nd
Husband: her first being Alfred Richter, of Xantener Str Berlin.

If anyone has any information about any of these people, I would love
to hear >from you.

With many thanks,
Alexander Watson
a.watson.genas@gmail.com
Genas, near Lyon
France


MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Re: Cause of death: Syphilis #lithuania

Stephen Weinstein
 

There were hundreds of individuals who reportedly died of "tabes",
with ages ranging >from 3 months to 65 years.

Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/ (JewishGen Latvia
Database) and change the first pull-down >from "Surname" to "Any
Field", type "tabes" in the top-right box, and click the search
button. It finds 260 records.

This discussion group does not support Russian characters. The word
looks like cyxoTKN, except that the last character looks like a
backwards N, and all the characters come up to the same height, i.e.,
the top of the T is level with the top of the y. If anyone wants to
see it in the word in the proper alphabet, e-mail me and I can respond
privately.

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@yahoo.com
Camarillo, CA, USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Cause of death: Syphilis #lithuania

Stephen Weinstein
 

There were hundreds of individuals who reportedly died of "tabes",
with ages ranging >from 3 months to 65 years.

Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/ (JewishGen Latvia
Database) and change the first pull-down >from "Surname" to "Any
Field", type "tabes" in the top-right box, and click the search
button. It finds 260 records.

This discussion group does not support Russian characters. The word
looks like cyxoTKN, except that the last character looks like a
backwards N, and all the characters come up to the same height, i.e.,
the top of the T is level with the top of the y. If anyone wants to
see it in the word in the proper alphabet, e-mail me and I can respond
privately.

Stephen Weinstein
stephenweinstein@yahoo.com
Camarillo, CA, USA


(UK) Marriage Certificates to Include Mothers' Names #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Since Queen Victoria's time - 1830's - marriage certificates in England and
Wales included only the names of the father of the bride and groom - not the
mothers. Scotland and Wales already include mothers' names. In fact when
civil registration was introduced in Scotland in 1855 mothers' names were on
marriage certificates >from day one!

Due to a petition gathering - with nearly 70,000 names and over 100 members
of Parliament - this will now be changed to include mothers' names on marriage
records. One hundred years ago women were the "property" of their father's
which probably explains why only the fathers' names were included. This
"rights" an historical wrong against women and for future researchers to
learn about their ancestors. To learn more see:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28844124 . Prime Minister
Cameron said: "It's high time the system was updated."

There is a video that interviews the person behind the petition: Ailsa
Burkimsher Sadler.

Thank you to Peter Calver of Lost Cousins for alerting us to this change in
the English and Welsh marriage certificates.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Marriage Certificates to Include Mothers' Names #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Since Queen Victoria's time - 1830's - marriage certificates in England and
Wales included only the names of the father of the bride and groom - not the
mothers. Scotland and Wales already include mothers' names. In fact when
civil registration was introduced in Scotland in 1855 mothers' names were on
marriage certificates >from day one!

Due to a petition gathering - with nearly 70,000 names and over 100 members
of Parliament - this will now be changed to include mothers' names on marriage
records. One hundred years ago women were the "property" of their father's
which probably explains why only the fathers' names were included. This
"rights" an historical wrong against women and for future researchers to
learn about their ancestors. To learn more see:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28844124 . Prime Minister
Cameron said: "It's high time the system was updated."

There is a video that interviews the person behind the petition: Ailsa
Burkimsher Sadler.

Thank you to Peter Calver of Lost Cousins for alerting us to this change in
the English and Welsh marriage certificates.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Vienna passports 1939 #galicia

Palekaiko
 

I've been searching for the passports that would have been issued to
my parents, when they left Vienna in 1939, headed for the US via UK.
from a UK document, I have a passport number and a visa number for
my father. In Vienna, neither IKG or any other database has a copy of
these passports. The USHMM has a questionnaire which my mother
completed, but no passport number.

Does anyone have a suggestions as to where I should look?

Michael Diamant
Hawaii


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Vienna passports 1939 #galicia

Palekaiko
 

I've been searching for the passports that would have been issued to
my parents, when they left Vienna in 1939, headed for the US via UK.
from a UK document, I have a passport number and a visa number for
my father. In Vienna, neither IKG or any other database has a copy of
these passports. The USHMM has a questionnaire which my mother
completed, but no passport number.

Does anyone have a suggestions as to where I should look?

Michael Diamant
Hawaii

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