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Where are Danish Altona Records to be found? #scandinavia

Alan Ehrlich
 

My great great grandparents (Moses Josua and Betty Hertz) got married about
1800 in Altona, which is also where all their children were born (all births
were pre-1820).

Searching in the Hamburg archive/Talmud Thora proved fruitless because - as
they explained to me - during that time period, Altona was part of
Denmark... and the corresponding records are not in Germany (Hamburg).

I would be very grateful if some of you, experienced with family research in
Denmark, could suggest where I might look to find Altona Jewish records from
ca 1720-1820.

Thank you.

Friendly regards,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva Switzerland


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Where are Danish Altona Records to be found? #scandinavia

Alan Ehrlich
 

My great great grandparents (Moses Josua and Betty Hertz) got married about
1800 in Altona, which is also where all their children were born (all births
were pre-1820).

Searching in the Hamburg archive/Talmud Thora proved fruitless because - as
they explained to me - during that time period, Altona was part of
Denmark... and the corresponding records are not in Germany (Hamburg).

I would be very grateful if some of you, experienced with family research in
Denmark, could suggest where I might look to find Altona Jewish records from
ca 1720-1820.

Thank you.

Friendly regards,
Alan Ehrlich
Geneva Switzerland


Death and burial index for Milwaukee, Wisconsin #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

This Wisconsin Jewish Death and Burial Index is a compilation of information
from many sources, including data gathered >from death notices published in
the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Additional
research was pursued through cemetery records and recorded pertinent data.

Penny Deshur and members of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society
visited some of the Jewish cemeteries in Milwaukee and surrounding areas,
where they recorded and photographed numerous tombstones. The records are
not complete for several Milwaukee area cemeteries. This is an ongoing
project, in the hopes of having a complete and accurate record of all
Wisconsin Jewish burials.

The link to all of this is
http://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/history/statistics/burial/

At this site you can also learn more about Jewish Milwaukee, including
information about genealogy records, marriage records and more areas of
research.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
Museum of Family History
Museum of Yiddish Theatre
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death and burial index for Milwaukee, Wisconsin #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

This Wisconsin Jewish Death and Burial Index is a compilation of information
from many sources, including data gathered >from death notices published in
the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Additional
research was pursued through cemetery records and recorded pertinent data.

Penny Deshur and members of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society
visited some of the Jewish cemeteries in Milwaukee and surrounding areas,
where they recorded and photographed numerous tombstones. The records are
not complete for several Milwaukee area cemeteries. This is an ongoing
project, in the hopes of having a complete and accurate record of all
Wisconsin Jewish burials.

The link to all of this is
http://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/history/statistics/burial/

At this site you can also learn more about Jewish Milwaukee, including
information about genealogy records, marriage records and more areas of
research.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
Museum of Family History
Museum of Yiddish Theatre
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Where Is The Baby? #general

Lois Levick
 

Hi Genners -

I'm looking for a suggestion as to how I can find a missing baby >from early
in the 20th century.

My grandmother was chased >from her home by her husband who was wielding a
knife. Inside the home were her children. The next day her husband turned
on the gas to commit suicide, and the children died as well, except for
possibly one or two. I grew up knowing one as my Uncle Abe, who must have
been in school when this happened. Two of the children are recorded as
having died. But when my grandmother came to the US she had four children,
the youngest being an infant. I know they were all hers, because on a
subsequent Census she was asked how many children she had, and her answer
was correct counting her more recent children.

Her husband's name was Leo Pranikoff, a musician in Chicago. The children
that died were Ettel and Massie. There was Abraham, who survived, and then
there was the infant, Moses. This occurred on April 30, 1905, in Chicago.
The inquest says they are buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery, but when I called
them and spoke to them they don't even have a record of any Pranikoff in
their cemetery. I'm not sure if this is because of suicide or not. It
seemed that the records were so difficult to even find I did not have any
help.

There is no further record of Moses Pranikoff, who would have been born in
1904 in Russia. He would have probably been about a year and a half old
when he died. Even if he was buried in his father's coffin, there should be
a record of his death in the Illinois Death Index. I found a Moses
Pranikoff record in Ohio, but the family claims they know his origins, and I
believe his age doesn't match.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Lois Levick
Bensalem, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where Is The Baby? #general

Lois Levick
 

Hi Genners -

I'm looking for a suggestion as to how I can find a missing baby >from early
in the 20th century.

My grandmother was chased >from her home by her husband who was wielding a
knife. Inside the home were her children. The next day her husband turned
on the gas to commit suicide, and the children died as well, except for
possibly one or two. I grew up knowing one as my Uncle Abe, who must have
been in school when this happened. Two of the children are recorded as
having died. But when my grandmother came to the US she had four children,
the youngest being an infant. I know they were all hers, because on a
subsequent Census she was asked how many children she had, and her answer
was correct counting her more recent children.

Her husband's name was Leo Pranikoff, a musician in Chicago. The children
that died were Ettel and Massie. There was Abraham, who survived, and then
there was the infant, Moses. This occurred on April 30, 1905, in Chicago.
The inquest says they are buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery, but when I called
them and spoke to them they don't even have a record of any Pranikoff in
their cemetery. I'm not sure if this is because of suicide or not. It
seemed that the records were so difficult to even find I did not have any
help.

There is no further record of Moses Pranikoff, who would have been born in
1904 in Russia. He would have probably been about a year and a half old
when he died. Even if he was buried in his father's coffin, there should be
a record of his death in the Illinois Death Index. I found a Moses
Pranikoff record in Ohio, but the family claims they know his origins, and I
believe his age doesn't match.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Lois Levick
Bensalem, PA


Moving to the City: Urbanization in Vilnius, Trakai, and Belarus #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Those of us who live in cities in America take for granted the great
urban migration of the first half of the twentieth century.I live in
Atlanta, Georgia and a common question to ask when meeting someone is
“Where did you live before Atlanta?”

It is an important thing for genealogists to remember!

We work so diligently to find our “shtetl of origin” that we forget that
our ancestors moved around.The LitvakSIG Internal Passport projects are
documenting the urbanization of Eastern Europe in extraordinary detail.

The Internal Passports for the district of Trakai have just been
translated and made available to qualified donors of the Trakai and
Vilnius Districts.Of the 875 people who received passports in Trakai,
418 were born in the Vilnius district, and 151 were born in places in
Belarus.

A similar pattern of residents born in a rural village receiving an
Internal Passport in Vilnius is demonstrated by the list of birthplaces
in the first 9,000 records that have been translated for the Internal
Passports >from Vilnius.You can see the list of places here:

https://vilniusinternalpassports19191940.shutterfly.com/frequencyofplacesnamedinfiles
[or http://tinyurl.com/n9ez6dy --Mod.]

The LitvakSIG Internal Passports project has translated over 100,000
internal passports for Lithuania. These translations are available on
the District Research Group Shutterfly sites.There are approximately
34,000 Internal Passports that still need to be translated for Vilnius.
These documents are only available at the Lithuanian Archives and are
being translated by a team living in Vilnius. If you would like to
contribute to the project, you can do so at www.litvaksig.org/contribute.
Choose “Internal Passports” >from the Special Projects dropdown box and
mark Vilnius in the space for Notes.

This data will be freely searchable and available in the JewishGen
Lithuania Database at the same time it is made available in the
LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database -- approximately 18 months >from
LitvakSIG's receipt of the translations.

If you have any questions, please contact one of us.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

peggyf@mindspring.com

Coordinator of the Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG

Amy Wachs

amyf1010@yahoo.com

Coordinator of the Trakai District Research Group of LitvakSIG

Howard Margol

homargol@aol.com <mailto:homargol@aol.com>

Coordinator of the Internal Passports Project of LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Moving to the City: Urbanization in Vilnius, Trakai, and Belarus #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Those of us who live in cities in America take for granted the great
urban migration of the first half of the twentieth century.I live in
Atlanta, Georgia and a common question to ask when meeting someone is
“Where did you live before Atlanta?”

It is an important thing for genealogists to remember!

We work so diligently to find our “shtetl of origin” that we forget that
our ancestors moved around.The LitvakSIG Internal Passport projects are
documenting the urbanization of Eastern Europe in extraordinary detail.

The Internal Passports for the district of Trakai have just been
translated and made available to qualified donors of the Trakai and
Vilnius Districts.Of the 875 people who received passports in Trakai,
418 were born in the Vilnius district, and 151 were born in places in
Belarus.

A similar pattern of residents born in a rural village receiving an
Internal Passport in Vilnius is demonstrated by the list of birthplaces
in the first 9,000 records that have been translated for the Internal
Passports >from Vilnius.You can see the list of places here:

https://vilniusinternalpassports19191940.shutterfly.com/frequencyofplacesnamedinfiles
[or http://tinyurl.com/n9ez6dy --Mod.]

The LitvakSIG Internal Passports project has translated over 100,000
internal passports for Lithuania. These translations are available on
the District Research Group Shutterfly sites.There are approximately
34,000 Internal Passports that still need to be translated for Vilnius.
These documents are only available at the Lithuanian Archives and are
being translated by a team living in Vilnius. If you would like to
contribute to the project, you can do so at www.litvaksig.org/contribute.
Choose “Internal Passports” >from the Special Projects dropdown box and
mark Vilnius in the space for Notes.

This data will be freely searchable and available in the JewishGen
Lithuania Database at the same time it is made available in the
LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database -- approximately 18 months >from
LitvakSIG's receipt of the translations.

If you have any questions, please contact one of us.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

peggyf@mindspring.com

Coordinator of the Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG

Amy Wachs

amyf1010@yahoo.com

Coordinator of the Trakai District Research Group of LitvakSIG

Howard Margol

homargol@aol.com <mailto:homargol@aol.com>

Coordinator of the Internal Passports Project of LitvakSIG


Gravestone translation requested for DICK #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Translation of Hebrew epitaphs on two gravestones, please at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30100

I think the pictures are self-explanatory. Thank you.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone translation requested for DICK #general

Paul Silverstone
 

Translation of Hebrew epitaphs on two gravestones, please at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30100

I think the pictures are self-explanatory. Thank you.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


I am looking for Ann JACOBSON and her descendants. #general

Bill Rubin <brubin@...>
 

I am looking for Ann JACOBSON and her descendants.

I think Ann was born in New York in late 1930’s and raised in Roosevelt,
NJ (previously - Jersey Homesteads);. Her parents were Benjamin and
Mildred Jacobson. I have been led to believe that Ann went to a
university in Chicago in the late 50’s or early 1960’s. Later she may
have worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory or maybe the Tennessee
Valley Authority.

Benjamin died in 1983 and Mildred in 1989. Benjamin was a citizen of
Latvia; Live in Bern, Switzerland and was possibly born in
Jekaterinoslaw/Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine. Benjamin was going to an Uncle S.
Jacobson, 179 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY, when he arrived to the US in 1922.

Any information about Ann Jacobson would be greatly appreciated.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin@theworld.com

RUBINCHIK, NISNEVITZ, POLISHUK-Seliba, Igumen, Pukhovichi,Belarus
SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK – Eishishok
[K]CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, SCHRIBER, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN- Lida
KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH - Vasilishki, Zeludock
MYERS–London, Liverpool;LESSOR - New York City, St. Louis,south US
ROSEBERG-New York; St.Louis; Louisville; LITMAN - Kiev, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I am looking for Ann JACOBSON and her descendants. #general

Bill Rubin <brubin@...>
 

I am looking for Ann JACOBSON and her descendants.

I think Ann was born in New York in late 1930’s and raised in Roosevelt,
NJ (previously - Jersey Homesteads);. Her parents were Benjamin and
Mildred Jacobson. I have been led to believe that Ann went to a
university in Chicago in the late 50’s or early 1960’s. Later she may
have worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory or maybe the Tennessee
Valley Authority.

Benjamin died in 1983 and Mildred in 1989. Benjamin was a citizen of
Latvia; Live in Bern, Switzerland and was possibly born in
Jekaterinoslaw/Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine. Benjamin was going to an Uncle S.
Jacobson, 179 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY, when he arrived to the US in 1922.

Any information about Ann Jacobson would be greatly appreciated.

-Bill Rubin
Arlington, MA
brubin@theworld.com

RUBINCHIK, NISNEVITZ, POLISHUK-Seliba, Igumen, Pukhovichi,Belarus
SCHRIBER, FINESCHRIBER, SKOLNICK – Eishishok
[K]CHIGOROVICH, FURMAN, SCHRIBER, WOLCHUCK, BERNSTEIN- Lida
KOSHINEVSKY/KOSCHETZINEVSKY, CHIGOROVICH - Vasilishki, Zeludock
MYERS–London, Liverpool;LESSOR - New York City, St. Louis,south US
ROSEBERG-New York; St.Louis; Louisville; LITMAN - Kiev, Ukraine


Kehilalinks now live #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

xHi All

I am pleased to advise that the following kehilalinks are now live:

Shanghai, China

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/shanghai

Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/wroclaw

Lublin, Poland

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin

If you require further information, or would like to add your
story or photos to one of my kehilalinks, please contact me.

The list:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Thanks, regards and Happy Chanukah

Eli Rabinowitz
eli@elirab.com
Perth Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kehilalinks now live #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

xHi All

I am pleased to advise that the following kehilalinks are now live:

Shanghai, China

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/shanghai

Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/wroclaw

Lublin, Poland

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lublin

If you require further information, or would like to add your
story or photos to one of my kehilalinks, please contact me.

The list:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/Kehilalinks.html

Thanks, regards and Happy Chanukah

Eli Rabinowitz
eli@elirab.com
Perth Australia


Re: DNA to prove parentage #dna

elanc@...
 

David Lewin wrote: I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who
suspects that her mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help
to find her birth parents.

David - as you rightly point out, in the first instance your correspondent
needs to clinically prove that she is not her registered mother's daughter.
The simple process would be for both parties to have an mtDNA test - and if
they were significantly different then that would prove the first part of
her case. However, clearly this is not a simple question of each party
agreeing to and then having the appropriate definitive test!

===

Just to add one comment.

Ideally the woman would test with her registered mother to find out if
they are biological mother and daughter. However, if that's not possible
due to a strained relationship, an autosomal test with any other close
relative - a sibling, aunt or uncle, or a first cousin, may be sufficient.
It will tell her with a good degree of confidence whether she is
biologically part of the family. Hopefully there is at least one such
relative who is willing to help.

Elan Caspi
Belmont, CA


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA to prove parentage #dna

elanc@...
 

David Lewin wrote: I am in correspondence with a woman born 1953, who
suspects that her mother did not give birth to her, and is asking for help
to find her birth parents.

David - as you rightly point out, in the first instance your correspondent
needs to clinically prove that she is not her registered mother's daughter.
The simple process would be for both parties to have an mtDNA test - and if
they were significantly different then that would prove the first part of
her case. However, clearly this is not a simple question of each party
agreeing to and then having the appropriate definitive test!

===

Just to add one comment.

Ideally the woman would test with her registered mother to find out if
they are biological mother and daughter. However, if that's not possible
due to a strained relationship, an autosomal test with any other close
relative - a sibling, aunt or uncle, or a first cousin, may be sufficient.
It will tell her with a good degree of confidence whether she is
biologically part of the family. Hopefully there is at least one such
relative who is willing to help.

Elan Caspi
Belmont, CA


Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition comes to Australia #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am pleased to announce that the popular and highly successful
"Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition" is opening in Melbourne,
Australia this Sunday 1st December 2013 at 6 pm.

The address is: The Central Community Centre, 4 Maple St, South
Caulfield.

Bring your old Muizenberg photos!

The exhibition will run until 15th December and then moves to
Sydney where it opens on 9th February 2014.

Memories of Muizenberg first opened in March 2010 in Cape Town,
followed by Johannesburg, Herzlia (Israel) and London.

For more details, visit our Muizenberg Kehilalink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg

You are welcome to add your story to the rapidly growing kehilalink,
by contacting me.

Thanks, regards and Happy Chanukah.

Eli Rabinowitz
eli@elirab.com
Perth, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition comes to Australia #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am pleased to announce that the popular and highly successful
"Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition" is opening in Melbourne,
Australia this Sunday 1st December 2013 at 6 pm.

The address is: The Central Community Centre, 4 Maple St, South
Caulfield.

Bring your old Muizenberg photos!

The exhibition will run until 15th December and then moves to
Sydney where it opens on 9th February 2014.

Memories of Muizenberg first opened in March 2010 in Cape Town,
followed by Johannesburg, Herzlia (Israel) and London.

For more details, visit our Muizenberg Kehilalink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg

You are welcome to add your story to the rapidly growing kehilalink,
by contacting me.

Thanks, regards and Happy Chanukah.

Eli Rabinowitz
eli@elirab.com
Perth, Australia


FW: German colonies in Bessarabia #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi,

here is correct address for the German-Bessarabian website is http://mein-bessarabien.de/
Thanks to Janet and Steven!

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany, Bendery, Tarutino,
Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary,
Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia FW: German colonies in Bessarabia #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi,

here is correct address for the German-Bessarabian website is http://mein-bessarabien.de/
Thanks to Janet and Steven!

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany, Bendery, Tarutino,
Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary,
Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China

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