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Russian translation of gravesone of Leyzer Eydelshteyn #general #translation

Marilyn Levinson
 

I would appreciate help in translating the Russian words on the gravestone picture I have attached to this message.  Also the shape of the gravestone
seems peculiar does any one have any thoughts on this?  Thank you in advance for your help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Geography mystery: Did any part of Polish Russia became German between 1880 and 1900? Specifically where? #poland #germany

ledererrob@...
 

My ggg-grandparents Sol HYMAN and Pauline LICHTENSTEIN came to US from Polish Russia / Russian Poland in 1840s.  i'm trying to narrow down where they came from specifically.

Their and their families' US census records are consistent through 1880.  In 1900 and 1910 the country of origin became Germany.  Nowhere I've looked have I been able to find territory that changed hands from Russia to Germany (Prussia) in those years.  Anyone know what may have happened?

Thank you,
Rob


Given name naming patterns in Latvia, 1800s-1900s #latvia

Ava Nackman
 

I have always been told that Ashkenazi Jews do not name a child after a living relative. However, I am wondering if there is more nuance to this general practice. For example, I have seen one Latvian family tree where a father will be named Behr (Berel) and his two sons are named Nackman Berel and Itzig Behr. I have had some research on my own family done at the Latvian Archives and in at least one instance a father, Itzik, named his first son Hiam-Isaak. Was there some practice of using the father’s given name as a middle name for a first son or something along those lines?


Babi Yar victims #ukraine #general

David Lewin
 

I have a book in Cyrilic which was published after an extensive Oral
History project and which lists the victims of BabiYar

Is anyone interested in getting that to the Internet?

David Lewin
London


Open Archives 220 Million Personal Records in Dutch and Belgian Sources #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Open Archives has 220 million personal records in various Dutch and Belgian sources including certificates of the Civil Registry and population register.  You can search in English, German, French and Dutch.  This is a free website. 

Go to:https://www.openarch.nl/

 

I tried a search using the name Goldberg --no first name . Many results—3,829-- were returned. I clicked on one for notarial records and another for death and for the death it listed the date at Auschwitz he died with the source being the Dutch Government Gazette, You are able to view and to download the records. There is an icon that states if the record is available.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


LOOKING FOR FRENCH FAMILY FROM POLAND #france #poland

Carol
 

I had such a good response to my inquiry about Mexican records that I am motivated to try again for a French question.  A man named Joseph GRAND, born in Tomashev-Lubelski, Poland in 1879, came to the US in 1905.  He told his son that he had two half-brothers in France.  I have to assume they were somewhat older than he was and they came to France somewhat before him. His father was GRAND (original spelling), obviously and his mother was BLUM.  I have no idea of any other possible surname.  Are there any French immigration or census records from that period?

Thank you in advance for any help.

Sincerely,
Carol Isenberg Clingan
Dedham MA


Rabbi Shmuel LANDAU-son-in-law of R' Itzaleh of Volozhin #belarus #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Researching a possible connection between our family and the daughter
and son-in-law of R' Itzaleh of Volozhin, Rabbi Shmuel and Mrs. (?)
LANDAU. I am specifically interested in the names of ALL their
descendants. I capitilized ALL as I know of one daughter who married
REFAELSON .

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Also can be searched as Leon David (Heublum) #galicia #poland

anngeva@...
 

Sorry, Forgot to add that he had been found on lists working at the Carpathian Oil Co Lemburg as Leon David. No traces of him afterwards.


Re: Are we related? If so, how? #general

Linda Kelley
 

Hi, Marilyn. DNA testing might help decide if the Schaffers were the same family as the Schlifers. I agree that vowels can be disregarded in many cases. But for the ancestors to be closely related, they should have lived near each other. The other researchers may have taken your family’s data and incorporated into their trees. 

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


KATCHOP-Ukrainian Slavic language #ukraine

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Can anyone confirm that the above term-KATCHOP- in Ukranian refers to
someone who deals with lumber. It appears in one of Chaim Nachman
Bialik (Israel's national author) as such. I believe also in other
jewish literary sources.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Looking for any info on Leon Heublum from Drohobycz #galicia #poland

anngeva@...
 

My Father's brother Leon was born in 1912. All traces of him have been gone after the war. Leon was my father's oldest brother. He was last seen by my father in the Plaszow concentration camp sometime between June 22- September, 1944. Leon did not return nor was any trace of him found after the war. I would like to know what happened to him. I have searched on Ancestry, JewishGen and the Arolsen Collection. If anyone has ANY information, I would be eternally grateful!


Re: NYC Adoption Records 1880-1910 #usa #general

Linda Kelley
 

Hello, Connie,
DNA testing might help sort out relatives. It would be great if you, and some of the Levines and Abrams all got tested, then upload to GEDmatch.

If you want help, let me know.

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR


Levine from Skidel, Poland/Russia #poland

Edward Goldberg
 

Hi, I’m looking for information for a Morris Levine and his wife Rachel Mudrick born in Skidel, Poland/Russia and emigrated to the U.S. Any info would be appreciated.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Searching for Engholm and Leff families last known in MN and CA #usa

Todd Cohn
 

Searching for long lost cousins who's names and last known residences were:
Diana Leff (Crow Wing, MN)
Robert Leff Jr (Crow Wing, MN)
Linda Leff Engholm (Alameda, CA)
They would be about 60 years olds now. 
 
Deceased grandparents were from Lewis Cohn and Anna Chinka Balaban, both born in Russia and presumably died in MN. 
 
Thank you!
-Todd Cohn


Searching for Shoikhet and Chausovsky families currently in Lithuania #lithuania

Todd Cohn
 

I came across a Yad Vashem Page of Testimony that was submitted by a relative of mine named Feiga Shoikhet in 1991.

At that time she lived in Lithuania, Vilnius, Erfurto str 48/9.

I'm looking for suggestions on how I might be able to confirm if she or her family still lives in Lithuania today and of course try and get in touch with her.  

 

Other relatives of hers are her:

Father Shimon Dovid

Sister Chava Shoikhet Chausovsky 

Brother in law Semyon Chausovsky

Nephew Vladimir Chausovsky 

Alexander Chausovsky   

 

Places the family has lived are:

Odessa 

Grossulova

Moscow

 

Thank you for your help. 

-Todd

toddcohn@...

 

 


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

Redrock.mir@...
 

Do you think having a lawyer expedited the process or made it easier? If so, could you please share or PM the name of your attorney? I'm finding gathering the necessary documents daunting. I'm also worried because my German is so poor. Thank you.


Re: NYC Adoption Records 1880-1910 #usa #general

Barbara Ellman
 

Getting adoption records in NY applies to the adoptees and their descendents only.

It is entirely possible that given the time frame specified and that the "adoption" may have been within the family, that no formal adoption was made.

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Re: German Citizenship under Article 116 #germany

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

... and the judgement could be found at
<https://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/SharedDocs/Entscheidungen/DE/2020/05/rk20200520_2bvr262818.html>
reference number: - 2 BvR 2628/18 -

Ernst-Peter Winter, Münster (Hessen)

Am 18.06.20 um 14:24 schrieb David Seldner:

The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that many
rejections of applications were not legal because the courts
interpreted the laws too narrowly.


Gittle ABRAMOWITZ-New Haven, Ct. 19th century #belarus #usa #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My great great grandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ, came to New Haven, Ct.
somewhere between 1870 and 1890 as a widow with four youngish
orphans. The childrens' names were David (?), Sarah, Meir and Kalman.
She may have remarried on the way from Novarodok (from where she left)
and her family name may have changed.

She supposedly was in the silversmith trade (with her second husband).
One child, Meir (my great grandfather) as a child was sent to
Jerusalem (then Palestine) and the other 3 stayed in the USA. David,
the eldest, went to Boston and eventually got a job in a dept.store .
Again ,supposedly, rose to managerial level . At some point in her
life she married a LAZAROFF from London.

Sarah seems to have had a grandson, Tom, who lived ( and studied ?)
in Boston. He was about my mother's age, (b. 1914). Father may not
have been jewish. Sarah and her husband (name unknown to me) lived
and/or vacationed on Coney Island, NYC, during the 1930s

The problem with the credibility of the above data is that it derives
primarily from an autobiography of one of Meir's granddaughters which
was garnered by information received by word of mouth ("supposedly"
above). The writer of this autobiography says in the introduction
that her book " is oral history" rather than sources based. Also some
of the information is based on interviews with elderly family members
who are no longer with us.

Gittle was also supposedly related to Rabbi Isaac Simcha HOROWITZ of
Hartford, Ct. who passed away in 1936. That is my guess why she came
to New Haven in the first place (but then again why not to Hartford?)

If the above sounds familiar to anyone or can be confirmed somehow in
New Haven, I would be very grateful to hear.

BTW, the autobiography mentioned above is called : "A Child of the Desert"
by Adina Katzoff (ne ABRAMOWITZ)

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Harry Klayman - Need Information #usa

BUDGAIN@...
 

I have been trying to find information on my great grandfather Harry H. Klayman for many years but can never find anything after he left Petersburg, VA around 1907.
We believe we emigrated from Germany or Poland and was born on June 28, 1871. He married Martha Lamb in 1892 a native of Petersburg, VA and they had 5 daughters.
I cannot find any emigration records on him and last documented information for him was a 1900 census taken in Petersburg, VA of which they spelled the last name Clayman.
When he left Petersburg at the age 30 not trace of him can be found. I do have a photo of him attached to this request.

If anyone has knowledge about him, please let me know.

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