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Re: Holocaust Survivors: Karlsruhe #holocaust #germany

jandnlarson2639@...
 

I have or had cousins in this area, on my mother's side:  Lang and Ochsenreither were the family names I remember.


Updates to the JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

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Holocaust Survivors: Karlsruhe #holocaust #germany

Lande
 

In the late 1940s there were numerous often scattered attempts to list Jewish survivors resident in German towns, whether or not they originated there.  Most of the 111 Jews resident in Karlsruhe identified on one of these lists originated in SW Germany, but includes a few born in Lodz, Cracow and Budapest.  (The most unusual is a person born in “Allentown, USA”)  The list will be included in Jewishgen’s Holocaust database, but in the meantime, if anyone has a particular interest in Karlsruhe they may contact me.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Lublin Jewish Registration #poland

Lande
 

The USHMM has linked digitized documents to the 6,535 names (surnames M-Z) in this existing HSV collection: Lublin, Poland: Initial Registration of Lublin’s Jews – October 1939 and January 1940 (ID: 20874)  The images are available for IDD requests.  This material had been compiled as part of the JRI project.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Jeremy Lichtman
 

I've seen it a handful of times in some of the small villages in that area. Twice among relatives of mine (surname was Szklarczyk).

I don't have any evidence to suggest that they were Sephardim or Yekkes.

More likely, these are the "official" Polish document names, and not their "lashon kodesh" (Hebrew) names, which would likely be different.

Also: if somebody is named "Moshe Abram" and another child is called "Moshe Herz" (just for example), those aren't considered to be the same name.


Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Nobody has mentioned that Western European Ashkenazi name children for living people too. The same way Sephardim name for grandparents first, then other relatives. First son is named for the father's father, second son is named for the mother's father, same with girls.

Jews who left Eastern Europe, of course, continued to name only for dead relatives often.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: 1918 Flu Death certificate -- cause of death #general

Elise Cundiff
 

Children certainly did die from measles, and it would have been very unlikely to have been misdiagnosed flu, as measles has some distinct hallmarks.


moderated IAJGS Conference Planning #jgs-iajgs #events

Chuck Weinstein
 

Greetings! As of this writing, we are busy planning the IAJGS San
Diego Conference which is still more than 4 months away. Like everyone
else, we are waiting for guidance from Health Authorities to see whether
we can proceed. We will update this Facebook Page as plans unfold.
Thanks for your interest in our conference and in our well-being. We
hope you are safe, spending time with those you love, and working on
Jewish Genealogy during this time of "social distancing".

Ken Bravo, President, International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies
Robinn Magid, Chair, IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy


NYC Voter Lists includes Children #general #usa

Paul Blumstein
 

I found it odd that the NYC voter lists includes children. I.e., those not old enough to vote.

Initially, I thought I was seeing people with the same name as my relatives but I've seen too many for this to be true.

Anyone know why these voter lists contained the names of children?

Paul


Re: Records from the State Archive of Nikolayev Oblast #ukraine

John Byng
 

Sorry but I think this enquiry is too full of little known abbreviations.  Please take the time necessary to ensure your meaning is clear so that nobody else has to waste their time trying to work out what is meant.


Looking for family in Haifa #israel

brigitte attal
 

Hello
I heard from a cousin that survivors of our family emigrated to Israël in the 50/60 in Haifa.
Their names are Ita born Halbersztadt and Jehuda Leib Ejger from Lublin. They had no children. How can I search about them ?
Maybe there is a tomb in a cemetery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


(US) Ancestry Free At Home Education Resources and Access to Nearly 500 million National Archives Records #usa #events

Jan Meisels Allen
 

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Barbara Singer
 

SEPHARDIM name after the living.
I had a dear friend in high school that was
named after her father.
Barbara Singer Meis


Translation - Russian (I think) to English #general

Wendy Newman
 

Dear Genners, I am looking for a translation of this birth document for Shimon Baruch Edelstein, born in Pulawy, Poland in 1888.  Things I am interested to know would be exact birth date, parents's names, address if given and any other pertinent info (father's occupation, etc.).  Thank you in advance for your help.  Sincerely, Wendy Newman


moderated IAJGS Conference Planning #jgs-iajgs #events

Chuck Weinstein
 

Greetings! As of this writing, we are busy planning the IAJGS San Diego Conference which is still more than 4 months away. Like everyone else, we are waiting for guidance from Health Authorities to see whether we can proceed. We will update this Facebook Page as plans unfold. Thanks for your interest in our conference and in our well-being. We hope you are safe, spending time with those you love, and working on Jewish Genealogy during this time of “social distancing”.

 

Ken Bravo, President, International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

Robinn Magid, Chair,  IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference on Jewish Genealogy


5 New Translations of Yizkor Books now available from Yizkor-Books-In-Print: Smorgon, Wyszków, Tovste, Miechov, Czestochowa #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is proud to announce the publication
these 5 new translations of these Yizkor Books:
Smorgonie, District Vilna; Memorial Book and Testimony, 780 pages, $39
Wyszków Memorial Book, 784 pages, $30
Memorial Book of Tluste (Tovste, Ukraine), 586 pages, $35
The Jews of Czestochowa, 824 pages, $40
Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksia 496 pages, $33

Please go to our web page for information on how to order directly
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Find the book in the list, click on "More book details and where to order"
then find "Available at:" and follow directions.

Prices include shipping to US, UK, Canada and Australia. For other
countries, email to ybip@... for pricing.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Looking for descendants of Iosef Blaufstein (sp.) from Biala Rawska, lived in Israel

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Special thanks go to David Barrett and Nicki Russler.
And a huge kudos to Valentin Lupu for his invaluable help in searching hidden documents and trying hard to contact the descendants of this person.
However, since a contact has not yet been made, I will appreciate any leads on this family:
Iosef Baufstein, formerly of Holon, Israel.
THANKS
Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Re: Chaya Rivka (Helen) Gottesman Mother (of Munkacs, Hungary) #hungary

Moishe Miller
 

Hello,
Are you aware that vital records from the 1880's are scanned online and
you can probably locate this Chaya Rivka (Helen) at the website. See the
Wiki at:


https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE#%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BF%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%82%D1%8F



Moishe Miller


ROTT - Budapest #hungary

Rony Golan
 

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for the family of Artur (Avraham) ROTT & Roza (nee FISCHER)ץ

They had two sons: Zsigmond (b. 1894) and Sandor (b. 1900).

Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

Please reply privately.
--
Rony Golan
Ramat HaSharon, Israel

SEARCHING: KRMARUTSKY, KRIVORUCHKI, Kaunas, Lithuania
                        EISDORFER, Hungary
                        SLOMOVITS, Sighet, Romania


Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Pieter Hoekstra
 

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 07:43 PM, Ina Getzoff wrote:
This is typical of patronymic naming as occurred in some countries such as Netherlands (Holland) where surnames generally did not come into existence until 1811 by decree of Napoleon. Further, female babies may have been named after a male relative by feminising the name, adding letters such as "je" to the end of the male name. For instance Pieter(Pijter)/Piet becomes female Pietje (modern form is Petra).

 

I am Sephardic and it is an accepted custom to name new born babies for living relatives. Generally if the first born is a boy he will be named after his paternal grandfather. If the second child is a girl she will be named after her paternal grandmother. If there is another boy he will be named after his maternal grandfather and another girl will be named after her maternal grandmother. After that it is up to the parents who they may choose to honor with names of any additional children.