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ViewMate postcard translation request-Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Marcia E. DeVries
 

I request a direct translation of the Yiddish/Hebrew? text on a
postcard. I believe it was written in Israel in Nov. 1947, but not
mailed. It is posted on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27808

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Marcia Katzel DeVries


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate postcard translation request-Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Marcia E. DeVries
 

I request a direct translation of the Yiddish/Hebrew? text on a
postcard. I believe it was written in Israel in Nov. 1947, but not
mailed. It is posted on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27808

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Marcia Katzel DeVries


In Memoriam of Christine Usdin #latvia

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am very sad when I had to read that Christine Usdin died recently.
She has helped many of us with her translations of the registers of
the latvian rabbinate and the russian census lists. For me, she was
so friendly and helpful and has designed a website in memory of my
maternal ancestors: http://usdine.free.fr/keilman.html.

Pray for Christine Usdins the Kadish to her immortal soul finds
pleasure of the Almighty and is united with the souls of the righteous
and pious.

B'Shalom

Robert Dupuis, Berlin/Germany

Searching for: KEILMAN(n)/KEYLMAN, KANTOROVICH, HOLLENDER, MENDELSOHN,
ISAKOWITZ, JACOBSOHN, COHN/KON, KARPEL, EZECHIEL, LISSNER called
HIRSCHFELD, DANZIGER, POROGOVD, DRIBINOVICH, TSINEMAN/ZINNEMANN (all
from the baltic aerea); HINRICHSEN/HENRIQUES (Schwerin, Rostock and
Rigs); JOSEPHY (Mecklenburg); HERSCOVICI and GRINBERG (Jassy, Buzau,
Ramnicu Sarat, Romania)


Latvia SIG #Latvia In Memoriam of Christine Usdin #latvia

Robert Dupuis <R.Dupuis@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am very sad when I had to read that Christine Usdin died recently.
She has helped many of us with her translations of the registers of
the latvian rabbinate and the russian census lists. For me, she was
so friendly and helpful and has designed a website in memory of my
maternal ancestors: http://usdine.free.fr/keilman.html.

Pray for Christine Usdins the Kadish to her immortal soul finds
pleasure of the Almighty and is united with the souls of the righteous
and pious.

B'Shalom

Robert Dupuis, Berlin/Germany

Searching for: KEILMAN(n)/KEYLMAN, KANTOROVICH, HOLLENDER, MENDELSOHN,
ISAKOWITZ, JACOBSOHN, COHN/KON, KARPEL, EZECHIEL, LISSNER called
HIRSCHFELD, DANZIGER, POROGOVD, DRIBINOVICH, TSINEMAN/ZINNEMANN (all
from the baltic aerea); HINRICHSEN/HENRIQUES (Schwerin, Rostock and
Rigs); JOSEPHY (Mecklenburg); HERSCOVICI and GRINBERG (Jassy, Buzau,
Ramnicu Sarat, Romania)


Rabbi Avrohom HaLevi Prager #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Does anyone know if the Rosh Av Beis Din in Topolcany,Slovakia by the
name of Rav Avrohom HaLevi Prager authored seforim? If so, what are
the name(s) of the Sefer (seforim)?
Thank you.

Bezalel Weill
Brooklyn , NY


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Avrohom HaLevi Prager #rabbinic

Bernard Weill
 

Does anyone know if the Rosh Av Beis Din in Topolcany,Slovakia by the
name of Rav Avrohom HaLevi Prager authored seforim? If so, what are
the name(s) of the Sefer (seforim)?
Thank you.

Bezalel Weill
Brooklyn , NY


[USA] Library of Congress Plan to Consolidate Reading Rooms Including the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The [USA] Library of Congress's mission is to "support the United States
Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress
of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people." It was
established in 1800 and today is the largest library in the world. The
Library is located in three different buildings-that makes it difficult to
access everything in one location. Like many other repositories worldwide it
is facing a balancing act of funding and usage-we in the United States are
finding the budget sequestration affecting all different types of government
funded operations. Last fall, the Library of Congress Associate Librarian
put forward an initiative, called I-900 (Initiative 900 days), to
consolidate the operations of multiple Library of Congress reading
rooms-there are 19, reference collections and reference units over the next
three years. A resulting single "Center of Knowledge" would be located in
the space of the Main Reading Room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson
Building. The initiative would take the following reading rooms:

. Microform & Machine Readable Collections
. Local History & Genealogy
. Newspapers, Government Documents & Current Periodicals
. Science & Business

and join them with the existing programs in the main reading room ( in the
Jefferson Building):

. Computer Catalog Center
. Humanities & Social Science specialists (current "Main Reading Room")
. Digital Reference specialists

For genealogists it means the current reading room on the ground level of
the [Jefferson] main building would be located at the first floor of the
same building in the main reading room. It is expected that a three-year
phase in will start later this year. No jobs are to be lost, but the
librarians will be reassigned to different areas within the Library of
Congress. Therefore, those who have expertise in a specialized area, such
as genealogy, may no longer be the person(s) available at all times in the
main reading room. No changes in hours of operation are expected. To see
the hours of operation for the various reading rooms go to:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hours.html

This first came to our attention in a release written by the Guild that
represents some of the Library's librarians. That can be read at:
http://www.guild2910.org/I900.htm . At this time we don't know if this
change of location requires a public hearing or if the I-900 plan may be
implemented by administrative directive.

To access their online catalogue go to: http://catalog.loc.gov/ . There is
a video on their website that explains more about what is available at the
Library and that may be viewed by going to: http://www.loc.gov/about/more/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [USA] Library of Congress Plan to Consolidate Reading Rooms Including the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The [USA] Library of Congress's mission is to "support the United States
Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress
of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people." It was
established in 1800 and today is the largest library in the world. The
Library is located in three different buildings-that makes it difficult to
access everything in one location. Like many other repositories worldwide it
is facing a balancing act of funding and usage-we in the United States are
finding the budget sequestration affecting all different types of government
funded operations. Last fall, the Library of Congress Associate Librarian
put forward an initiative, called I-900 (Initiative 900 days), to
consolidate the operations of multiple Library of Congress reading
rooms-there are 19, reference collections and reference units over the next
three years. A resulting single "Center of Knowledge" would be located in
the space of the Main Reading Room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson
Building. The initiative would take the following reading rooms:

. Microform & Machine Readable Collections
. Local History & Genealogy
. Newspapers, Government Documents & Current Periodicals
. Science & Business

and join them with the existing programs in the main reading room ( in the
Jefferson Building):

. Computer Catalog Center
. Humanities & Social Science specialists (current "Main Reading Room")
. Digital Reference specialists

For genealogists it means the current reading room on the ground level of
the [Jefferson] main building would be located at the first floor of the
same building in the main reading room. It is expected that a three-year
phase in will start later this year. No jobs are to be lost, but the
librarians will be reassigned to different areas within the Library of
Congress. Therefore, those who have expertise in a specialized area, such
as genealogy, may no longer be the person(s) available at all times in the
main reading room. No changes in hours of operation are expected. To see
the hours of operation for the various reading rooms go to:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/hours.html

This first came to our attention in a release written by the Guild that
represents some of the Library's librarians. That can be read at:
http://www.guild2910.org/I900.htm . At this time we don't know if this
change of location requires a public hearing or if the I-900 plan may be
implemented by administrative directive.

To access their online catalogue go to: http://catalog.loc.gov/ . There is
a video on their website that explains more about what is available at the
Library and that may be viewed by going to: http://www.loc.gov/about/more/

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Will found in NY Probate Index - next step? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 6/24/2013 10:49:48 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
phylliskramer1@gmail.com writes:
Debby Painter asked how "to get a copy of the will or at the very
least, have someone read it so I can get the names of the inheritors."

I don't know what the date is of this record - it makes a difference in
Brooklyn... but I will give some general comments. I will be giving a
whole presentation on this topic at the Conference in Boston in August.
(Thursday morning if you want to see me.)

Someone already pointed out that the older probate records for Brooklyn are
scanned and on the FamilySearch.org site. Newer records >from the 1920s on
(plus the older ones) are all stored in the basement at the Brooklyn Court
House. (2 Johnson St. Brooklyn, NY 11201). Only the fairly recent
records are scanned and on the computers at the Court House.

I do this research going to the court house for people. You have to get
the file number >from the index and then fill out a request slip and in about
30 minutes or so they will bring the file to a desk where you can go through
it. You are free to read it and take notes. (The last time I went the
clerks were out sick so there was no one to do the retrievals that day ....
so you might want to call before you go.)

They have two rickety photocopies (one was broken the last time I was
there) in the room in Brooklyn and they are often monopolized by the
professional researchers and lawyers who are doing work there. They are coin
operated and last time the dollar bill reader was not working. I had my iPad
along and I asked the clerk and they had no objection to me taking pictures of
the documents. (I assume you could do it with any cell phone camera too
--- but you **cannot** take a camera digital or otherwise into the court house.
Go figure but that is how security works.)

At the court house (I will be showing examples in my presentation in
Boston) there is a card index to all the files both probate and administration.
It helps if you know the year the person died (especially if it is a
common name) because the index mostly just has names and dates. Only a few
cards have addresses and that's all you get to identify the person in the
index. Some records are on the computers as well but that is only newer
material.

In Boston I will be showing why it is worth the effort to do Probate Research.
It's a little more work than some files but it can be extremely rewarding with
details you don't know about the family .... or if you get really lucky you
might even find the family tree.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Will found in NY Probate Index - next step? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 6/24/2013 10:49:48 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
phylliskramer1@gmail.com writes:
Debby Painter asked how "to get a copy of the will or at the very
least, have someone read it so I can get the names of the inheritors."

I don't know what the date is of this record - it makes a difference in
Brooklyn... but I will give some general comments. I will be giving a
whole presentation on this topic at the Conference in Boston in August.
(Thursday morning if you want to see me.)

Someone already pointed out that the older probate records for Brooklyn are
scanned and on the FamilySearch.org site. Newer records >from the 1920s on
(plus the older ones) are all stored in the basement at the Brooklyn Court
House. (2 Johnson St. Brooklyn, NY 11201). Only the fairly recent
records are scanned and on the computers at the Court House.

I do this research going to the court house for people. You have to get
the file number >from the index and then fill out a request slip and in about
30 minutes or so they will bring the file to a desk where you can go through
it. You are free to read it and take notes. (The last time I went the
clerks were out sick so there was no one to do the retrievals that day ....
so you might want to call before you go.)

They have two rickety photocopies (one was broken the last time I was
there) in the room in Brooklyn and they are often monopolized by the
professional researchers and lawyers who are doing work there. They are coin
operated and last time the dollar bill reader was not working. I had my iPad
along and I asked the clerk and they had no objection to me taking pictures of
the documents. (I assume you could do it with any cell phone camera too
--- but you **cannot** take a camera digital or otherwise into the court house.
Go figure but that is how security works.)

At the court house (I will be showing examples in my presentation in
Boston) there is a card index to all the files both probate and administration.
It helps if you know the year the person died (especially if it is a
common name) because the index mostly just has names and dates. Only a few
cards have addresses and that's all you get to identify the person in the
index. Some records are on the computers as well but that is only newer
material.

In Boston I will be showing why it is worth the effort to do Probate Research.
It's a little more work than some files but it can be extremely rewarding with
details you don't know about the family .... or if you get really lucky you
might even find the family tree.

Allan Jordan


New Rezekne KehilaLink website #general

Esther <remarc1@...>
 

Summary: I am organizing a website for the town of Rezekne, Latvia (Jewishgen).
Please send me any information (history, pictures, family stories, documents,
etc.) that you may have about Rezekne and/or people who came >from Rezekne.

ID: 115429

Esther (Herschman) Rechtschafner
Kibbutz Ein-Zurim
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Rezekne KehilaLink website #general

Esther <remarc1@...>
 

Summary: I am organizing a website for the town of Rezekne, Latvia (Jewishgen).
Please send me any information (history, pictures, family stories, documents,
etc.) that you may have about Rezekne and/or people who came >from Rezekne.

ID: 115429

Esther (Herschman) Rechtschafner
Kibbutz Ein-Zurim
Israel


Travel inquiry - Lithuania/Latvia/Ukraine/Belarus #general

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

Hello all,

I would love to hear >from people who have taken pre-arranged tours to
Lithuania/Latvia/Ukraine/Belarus. Whether you have hired your own tour
guide/driver, or if you went on a company tour. Has anyone taken a generic
(non-Jewish Heritage) tour to the Baltics and arranged their own side trips
within those tours? Like to hear about those experiences, too.

Please respond privately. Thanks very much.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA USA

REST, BLUSHINSKY,SHEININ >from Lithuania; FRUMHOFF, FROMOVICH (Belarus);
KIRSNER, BASSMAN, BLASH, BLUSH Lithuania; COHEN & KATZ >from Plunge; FRANK
from Suffolk, MA; GOLDMAN >from Plunge, ZABOK, KAFTER, LESEM, BER and PAS
from Plunge, MALKIN >from Belarus, MNUCHIN, RACHLIN /RIKLIN >from Belarus/Ukraine;
POLLACK >from Colorado, SIOVITZ >from New York, UGEL / IGEL >from Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travel inquiry - Lithuania/Latvia/Ukraine/Belarus #general

Elaine Bush <erbush@...>
 

Hello all,

I would love to hear >from people who have taken pre-arranged tours to
Lithuania/Latvia/Ukraine/Belarus. Whether you have hired your own tour
guide/driver, or if you went on a company tour. Has anyone taken a generic
(non-Jewish Heritage) tour to the Baltics and arranged their own side trips
within those tours? Like to hear about those experiences, too.

Please respond privately. Thanks very much.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA USA

REST, BLUSHINSKY,SHEININ >from Lithuania; FRUMHOFF, FROMOVICH (Belarus);
KIRSNER, BASSMAN, BLASH, BLUSH Lithuania; COHEN & KATZ >from Plunge; FRANK
from Suffolk, MA; GOLDMAN >from Plunge, ZABOK, KAFTER, LESEM, BER and PAS
from Plunge, MALKIN >from Belarus, MNUCHIN, RACHLIN /RIKLIN >from Belarus/Ukraine;
POLLACK >from Colorado, SIOVITZ >from New York, UGEL / IGEL >from Belarus


Viewmate photo of Jack VM27630 #general

Arlene Beare
 

This is a photo of Jack. He may have lived in Manchester or in London.
If you can identify him I would appreciate it.

Family names: SAMUELS, DORFMAN, SHER, BLOOM
Places of origin: Lithuania (Pandelys Birzai) Latvia (Riga) and Poland.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27630

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Arlene Beare UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate photo of Jack VM27630 #general

Arlene Beare
 

This is a photo of Jack. He may have lived in Manchester or in London.
If you can identify him I would appreciate it.

Family names: SAMUELS, DORFMAN, SHER, BLOOM
Places of origin: Lithuania (Pandelys Birzai) Latvia (Riga) and Poland.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27630

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Arlene Beare UK


Viewmate Photo - could be Myer RING VM27631 #general

Arlene Beare
 

This is a photo of Myer. There is a Myer RING who was the nephew of Joseph
SAMUELS. He married Rose LEVT in Manchester. He had a brother Alfred. The
family came >from Poland but I do not know the name of the shtetl.

My grandafather Benjamin said he was >from Krakow. 1891 UK census: Benjamin
SAMUELS said he was >from Austria. Ship's manifest to Ellis Island 1911: he
said Austria. 1920 US census: he said he was >from Krakow in Poland. However
his brother Joseph has the place of origin: Iochlin, Poland on the 1881 UK
census. Other family members came >from Oserkoff and seemed to be in Warsava area.

If you can identify him I would appreciate it.
Family names: SAMUELS, DORFMAN, SHER, BLOOM
Places of origin: Lithuania (Pandelys Birzai), Latvia (Riga) and Poland
probably Krakow

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27631
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Arlene Beare UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Photo - could be Myer RING VM27631 #general

Arlene Beare
 

This is a photo of Myer. There is a Myer RING who was the nephew of Joseph
SAMUELS. He married Rose LEVT in Manchester. He had a brother Alfred. The
family came >from Poland but I do not know the name of the shtetl.

My grandafather Benjamin said he was >from Krakow. 1891 UK census: Benjamin
SAMUELS said he was >from Austria. Ship's manifest to Ellis Island 1911: he
said Austria. 1920 US census: he said he was >from Krakow in Poland. However
his brother Joseph has the place of origin: Iochlin, Poland on the 1881 UK
census. Other family members came >from Oserkoff and seemed to be in Warsava area.

If you can identify him I would appreciate it.
Family names: SAMUELS, DORFMAN, SHER, BLOOM
Places of origin: Lithuania (Pandelys Birzai), Latvia (Riga) and Poland
probably Krakow

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27631
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Arlene Beare UK


Viewmate photo - Sarah Possibly Denver Colorado VM27632 #general

Arlene Beare
 

This a photo of Sarah and there is an American flag in the photo. My
grandmother Rebecca SHER (father Zawil SHER and mother Ella BLUM) had a
sister in Denver, Colorado but I do not know her married name. She could have
been Blume or Sarah.

If this girl is Sarah then it may have been the daughter of Blume who could
have named her daughter Sarah if her sister Sarah had died. Sarah SHER was
14 years older that Blume so it is possible she had died when this girl was
born.

There was a younger brother Abel SHER so maybe this is his daughter and I do
not know where he would have been living in America. The SHER's were born in
Pandelys and grew up in Riga.

If you can identify her I would appreciate it.

Family names: SAMUELS, DORFMAN, SHER, BLOOM
Places of origin: Lithuania (Pandelys, Birzai) Latvia (Riga) and Poland.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27632

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Arlene Beare UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate photo - Sarah Possibly Denver Colorado VM27632 #general

Arlene Beare
 

This a photo of Sarah and there is an American flag in the photo. My
grandmother Rebecca SHER (father Zawil SHER and mother Ella BLUM) had a
sister in Denver, Colorado but I do not know her married name. She could have
been Blume or Sarah.

If this girl is Sarah then it may have been the daughter of Blume who could
have named her daughter Sarah if her sister Sarah had died. Sarah SHER was
14 years older that Blume so it is possible she had died when this girl was
born.

There was a younger brother Abel SHER so maybe this is his daughter and I do
not know where he would have been living in America. The SHER's were born in
Pandelys and grew up in Riga.

If you can identify her I would appreciate it.

Family names: SAMUELS, DORFMAN, SHER, BLOOM
Places of origin: Lithuania (Pandelys, Birzai) Latvia (Riga) and Poland.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27632

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Arlene Beare UK

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