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Newspaper link for historic European newspapers #general

A. E. Jordan
 

With the talk about accessing newspapers I thought you might find this link
of interest. I stumbled across it as an index of available newspaper
archives. This link is specific to Europe but you can also use a link on
the page to switch to other areas of the globe.

http://www.xooxleanswers.com/free-newspaper-archives/newspaper-archives-europe/

Some of the links do not work -- maybe this is old -- but others are great.
For a project I am working on I just spent days scouring the German
newspapers >from the 1950s to the 1980s. There's also a good link to Dutch
newspapers as well as references to Jewish newspapers.

Hope this helps someone.

If you know other such portals to newspapers do post because I am sure
everyone would find them of interest.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Newspaper link for historic European newspapers #general

A. E. Jordan
 

With the talk about accessing newspapers I thought you might find this link
of interest. I stumbled across it as an index of available newspaper
archives. This link is specific to Europe but you can also use a link on
the page to switch to other areas of the globe.

http://www.xooxleanswers.com/free-newspaper-archives/newspaper-archives-europe/

Some of the links do not work -- maybe this is old -- but others are great.
For a project I am working on I just spent days scouring the German
newspapers >from the 1950s to the 1980s. There's also a good link to Dutch
newspapers as well as references to Jewish newspapers.

Hope this helps someone.

If you know other such portals to newspapers do post because I am sure
everyone would find them of interest.

Allan Jordan


Re: LEAVEY: tracing suspected (hoped-for) anusim roots in England #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Hi, Jak

I would also post your inquiry to the Sephardic SIG group here at JewishGen.

In regards to your quest: In my experience, when family members refuse to
talk about possible Jewish ancestry or roots, that alone is a pretty strong
indication! There are many indicators of anusim/converso clues. There is a
section at Sephardim.com that deals with this, that might help. Also a google
search for "anusim converso Sephardic clues or traditions" will bring up a
number of sites and research papers with lists of interesting "little" things
that may be clues to your own situation.

Something as simple as sweeping a floor to the center of the room and then
carrying out the dust, etc. is an indication and practiced widely by the
conversos here in New Mexico who have been here since 1598. Another is
discarding any eggs with a blood spot. Still practiced here in New Mexico is
the burning of a small piece of dough before making bread or tortilla.
Culinary "hints" and practices preserve ancestral roots, so don't discount
those possibilities, just research what your family does in that connection.
Write to me privately for more information.

I would suggest that if you have not already gotten involved in DNA genetic
genealogy, this would be a good time. FamilyTreeDNA is the best for Jewish or
possibly Jewish researchers as their sample base is the largest of any company
and within that database is the largest Jewish DNA database. I would suggest
a 37 or 67 marker Y-DNA test. Seeing your genetic matches and their origins
and family history may well provide clues to your own.

British Jewish history shows that not all Jews left when they were expelled,
they merely went underground. Many resources exist on that subject, and the
UK SIG can help with that, as can the JGS of GB which has a research library.

So in addition to reading up on the subject, I strongly recommend DNA genetic
testing. If those you match are Sephardic or are or were Jewish, then you have
a good indication of your own background with clues to more research.

You may also wish to inquire at the Bevis Marks, Spanish and Portuguese
Synagogue archives, which are extensive.

With best wishes and good luck on your quest, and welcome home!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico

From: Jak Jaxan <jakobus1973@gmail.com>
...There are details in the family history and "family myth" which clearly
suggest Jewish ancestry on my paternal grandmother's side. In the process
of tracing the family tree we finally found something that makes a bit of
sense of this: ancestors in England with the surname "Leavey", which of
course can be an anglicised form of "Levi" - just as it can, I know, be an
anglicised form of a completely unrelated Gaelic name.

We have baptismal records dating back to the early 17th century in northern
England, but then they simply disappear >from the parish register, although
records are available >from earlier dates for the parish. This makes us
wonder if the Leavey family were in fact converts or crypto-Jews at that
time. We are talking about a time one or two generations before the
resettlement began under Oliver Cromwell.

There were practises in the family history that make this seem a little
more plausible; my father was brought up with many hygiene and culinary
rules that only really make sense in the context of crypto-Judaism, but
when my grandmother was asked about the reasons she refused to talk of it.

I hesitate to join the bandwagon of "typical Jewish appearance" that my
uncle identifies in family photographs in the Leavey line, because as an
active participant in my local synagogue and Jewish community (in the
process of conversion) I am fully aware that there is no such thing as a
typical Jewish appearance; nevertheless, I can see what my uncle is referring to.
My question, then, is this: can anyone provide any tips on how to further
our inquiries or how we could either confirm or disprove the suspicions we have?

I'd be grateful for any ideas!

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LEAVEY: tracing suspected (hoped-for) anusim roots in England #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Hi, Jak

I would also post your inquiry to the Sephardic SIG group here at JewishGen.

In regards to your quest: In my experience, when family members refuse to
talk about possible Jewish ancestry or roots, that alone is a pretty strong
indication! There are many indicators of anusim/converso clues. There is a
section at Sephardim.com that deals with this, that might help. Also a google
search for "anusim converso Sephardic clues or traditions" will bring up a
number of sites and research papers with lists of interesting "little" things
that may be clues to your own situation.

Something as simple as sweeping a floor to the center of the room and then
carrying out the dust, etc. is an indication and practiced widely by the
conversos here in New Mexico who have been here since 1598. Another is
discarding any eggs with a blood spot. Still practiced here in New Mexico is
the burning of a small piece of dough before making bread or tortilla.
Culinary "hints" and practices preserve ancestral roots, so don't discount
those possibilities, just research what your family does in that connection.
Write to me privately for more information.

I would suggest that if you have not already gotten involved in DNA genetic
genealogy, this would be a good time. FamilyTreeDNA is the best for Jewish or
possibly Jewish researchers as their sample base is the largest of any company
and within that database is the largest Jewish DNA database. I would suggest
a 37 or 67 marker Y-DNA test. Seeing your genetic matches and their origins
and family history may well provide clues to your own.

British Jewish history shows that not all Jews left when they were expelled,
they merely went underground. Many resources exist on that subject, and the
UK SIG can help with that, as can the JGS of GB which has a research library.

So in addition to reading up on the subject, I strongly recommend DNA genetic
testing. If those you match are Sephardic or are or were Jewish, then you have
a good indication of your own background with clues to more research.

You may also wish to inquire at the Bevis Marks, Spanish and Portuguese
Synagogue archives, which are extensive.

With best wishes and good luck on your quest, and welcome home!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico

From: Jak Jaxan <jakobus1973@gmail.com>
...There are details in the family history and "family myth" which clearly
suggest Jewish ancestry on my paternal grandmother's side. In the process
of tracing the family tree we finally found something that makes a bit of
sense of this: ancestors in England with the surname "Leavey", which of
course can be an anglicised form of "Levi" - just as it can, I know, be an
anglicised form of a completely unrelated Gaelic name.

We have baptismal records dating back to the early 17th century in northern
England, but then they simply disappear >from the parish register, although
records are available >from earlier dates for the parish. This makes us
wonder if the Leavey family were in fact converts or crypto-Jews at that
time. We are talking about a time one or two generations before the
resettlement began under Oliver Cromwell.

There were practises in the family history that make this seem a little
more plausible; my father was brought up with many hygiene and culinary
rules that only really make sense in the context of crypto-Judaism, but
when my grandmother was asked about the reasons she refused to talk of it.

I hesitate to join the bandwagon of "typical Jewish appearance" that my
uncle identifies in family photographs in the Leavey line, because as an
active participant in my local synagogue and Jewish community (in the
process of conversion) I am fully aware that there is no such thing as a
typical Jewish appearance; nevertheless, I can see what my uncle is referring to.
My question, then, is this: can anyone provide any tips on how to further
our inquiries or how we could either confirm or disprove the suspicions we have?

I'd be grateful for any ideas!

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Re: GASSNER family from Krakow #general

André Günther
 

Hi Ted,

sure they insisted - Krakow was austrian 1815 - 1918.

Regards
Andre Guenther, Munich Germany

From: Ted Kotzin <tkotzin4713@verizon.net>
I am looking for details about my father-in-law's grandfather, Josef
GASSNER. He appears to have been born in Debnike, a suburb of Krakow,
in 1839. He went to Antwerp around 1888 where he was a diamond merchant.
He was apparently there as late as 1915. He had 4 children, Leopold (my wife's
grandfather), Ernestina, Helena, and Adolph, all of whom were born in
Krakow and came to America between 1886 and 1902; I have plenty of information
about them.

There is a family story that Josef and his children insisted they were
Austrian, not Polish, with the possibility that the family was from
Vienna. I would like to know if anyone has further information about Josef in
Europe...
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GASSNER family from Krakow #general

André Günther
 

Hi Ted,

sure they insisted - Krakow was austrian 1815 - 1918.

Regards
Andre Guenther, Munich Germany

From: Ted Kotzin <tkotzin4713@verizon.net>
I am looking for details about my father-in-law's grandfather, Josef
GASSNER. He appears to have been born in Debnike, a suburb of Krakow,
in 1839. He went to Antwerp around 1888 where he was a diamond merchant.
He was apparently there as late as 1915. He had 4 children, Leopold (my wife's
grandfather), Ernestina, Helena, and Adolph, all of whom were born in
Krakow and came to America between 1886 and 1902; I have plenty of information
about them.

There is a family story that Josef and his children insisted they were
Austrian, not Polish, with the possibility that the family was from
Vienna. I would like to know if anyone has further information about Josef in
Europe...
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H1f mtDNA #dna

Alison Greengard
 

Hello,
My maternal Aunt tested at FTDNA as H1f for her mtDNA mega full
sequence. Her population finder shows as 100% Jewish. Can anyone
enlighten me on this rare variant? I can't find much info on the
Internet as to where it may have originated. One site said Finland.
My Aunt had only one mtDNA match in FTDNA - someone who indeed was
Finnish and shows as H1f. My Aunt's maternal side hails >from
Lithuania and Latvia, not far >from Finland, but nevertheless this
is quite perplexing: Jewish and Finnish?

Thank you,
Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA


DNA Research #DNA H1f mtDNA #dna

Alison Greengard
 

Hello,
My maternal Aunt tested at FTDNA as H1f for her mtDNA mega full
sequence. Her population finder shows as 100% Jewish. Can anyone
enlighten me on this rare variant? I can't find much info on the
Internet as to where it may have originated. One site said Finland.
My Aunt had only one mtDNA match in FTDNA - someone who indeed was
Finnish and shows as H1f. My Aunt's maternal side hails >from
Lithuania and Latvia, not far >from Finland, but nevertheless this
is quite perplexing: Jewish and Finnish?

Thank you,
Alison Greengard
Lakewood, Colorado, USA


Viewmate Translation - Polish #galicia

Judy Rubin
 

I've posted a 1901 birth record for Abraham Khos Kohl for which I
would like a direct translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27353
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Judy Rubin
New York, NY


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Viewmate Translation - Polish #galicia

Judy Rubin
 

I've posted a 1901 birth record for Abraham Khos Kohl for which I
would like a direct translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM27353
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Judy Rubin
New York, NY


Polish translation #galicia

David Ellis
 

I would very much appreciate a translation of my grandmother's birth
record >from the original Polish. Posted to ViewMate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=27077

David J Ellis
Natick, MA
djemkitso@verizon.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish translation #galicia

David Ellis
 

I would very much appreciate a translation of my grandmother's birth
record >from the original Polish. Posted to ViewMate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=27077

David J Ellis
Natick, MA
djemkitso@verizon.net


Lida society gates from NY metro area are now available for viewing #belarus

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Hi all,

I have added a page to my Cemetery Project's "Society Gates" permanent
exhibition, featuring information (names, dates, etc.) and photos of the
gates that front each of six to seven Lida, Belarus society burial plots in
the New York metro area (although I haven't any information about the
burials in the plots themselves).

Lida is located in today's Belarus, but between the two World Wars it was
located in Poland. After World War II, it became part of the Soviet Union.

You can view this page at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/lia-sg-lida.htm


Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com
Website: www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Lida society gates from NY metro area are now available for viewing #belarus

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Hi all,

I have added a page to my Cemetery Project's "Society Gates" permanent
exhibition, featuring information (names, dates, etc.) and photos of the
gates that front each of six to seven Lida, Belarus society burial plots in
the New York metro area (although I haven't any information about the
burials in the plots themselves).

Lida is located in today's Belarus, but between the two World Wars it was
located in Poland. After World War II, it became part of the Soviet Union.

You can view this page at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/lia-sg-lida.htm


Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com
Website: www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Looking for Records from Sanmarghita, Transylvania, Romania #hungary

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I am looking for records >from SanMarghita, Transylvania, Romania >from th=
e 19th
Century. My great grandfather Leopold (Lipot) Zelig was born there about 18=
56.
I know his father's name was Jozsef and his mother's name was Edel nee Leb.
I would appreciate any information that would help me found some informatio=
n.

Roger Adler
San Antonio, Texas
Email: Baldreal@Sbcglobal.net =
=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Looking for Records from Sanmarghita, Transylvania, Romania #hungary

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I am looking for records >from SanMarghita, Transylvania, Romania >from th=
e 19th
Century. My great grandfather Leopold (Lipot) Zelig was born there about 18=
56.
I know his father's name was Jozsef and his mother's name was Edel nee Leb.
I would appreciate any information that would help me found some informatio=
n.

Roger Adler
San Antonio, Texas
Email: Baldreal@Sbcglobal.net =
=


Looking for Records for Eszti GEVURCZ from Naszod #hungary

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

My great grandmother Eszti Gevurcz was >from Naszod Hungary now Nacsau=
Romania. Where would I find the records for this town? Eszti was born =
around 1858. Any help would be appreciated.

Roger Adler=2C
San Antonio=2C Texas
Email: Baldreal@Sbcglobal.net =
=
Moderator: Please remember to only use upper case for surnames.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Looking for Records for Eszti GEVURCZ from Naszod #hungary

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

My great grandmother Eszti Gevurcz was >from Naszod Hungary now Nacsau=
Romania. Where would I find the records for this town? Eszti was born =
around 1858. Any help would be appreciated.

Roger Adler=2C
San Antonio=2C Texas
Email: Baldreal@Sbcglobal.net =
=
Moderator: Please remember to only use upper case for surnames.


Re: Ratzfert - Ujfeherto #hungary

Itzik Katz
 

Dear Al,
How are you?
Based on stories I heard >from my relatives, information found in
Buczko's book about the Jews of Ujfeherto, the Yad Vashem book "The
History of the Holocaust--Hungary" and other testimonials I have
collected here is what I know.
The deportations >from Ujfeherto started on Passover day, April 16 or
17. As in many towns in north east Hungary the majority of the
population consisted of women, children and old men since most men
(and some women) were already sent to forced labor battalions in the
Russian front (like my father), or to forced labor camps.
On Passover day Gendarmes >from Nyiregyhaza arrived in town and
concentrated all the Jews in the Synagogue. The people were asked to
surrender all their valuables and pile them in the synagogue and then
they were asked to pack a single suitcase for each person. Since it
was Passover people did not have any bread or other food that they
could take with them. they were then loaded to horse carts and taken
to Nyreguhaza.
There were two Gehtoos in Nyiregyhaza, one for the local Jews and one
for people deported >from the surrounding villages (Nyibator, buj,
Apage, Balkany, Balssa, Bokony, Nyiracsad, Buj, Nagykallo,
Nyirgelesse, Kotai, Nyiradony to name few). By May 17 there were about
17,580 incarcerated in both Ghettos under the leadership of Gabor
Fishbein.
As a preparation to the Nyireghaza Ghettos deportations the people
were moved at the end of April and during the first half of May to
three ranches in the big planes near Nyregyhaza: Sima-puszta,
Ny=EDres-puszta and Harangod-puszta. The Jews were put in open tobacco
plantations and old brick factories were they were left exposed to the
bitter weather with little to no food and water . These places were
extremely crowded any many died there.

The first transport was >from Sima-puszta to Auschwitz Birkenau on May
25 and then the fourth and fifth transports >from Nyires-puszta left
Nyiregyhaza station on May 29 and June 6 which was also the last one.
All trains went through Kassa to Auschwitz Birkenau.

Upon arrival to Auschwitz Birkenau they went through the Selection on
the ramp. Many, mainly the old, sick and and people who did not want
to separate >from their children (like my grandfather and 4 of his 8
children) went directly to the gas chambers. some were sent to
Auschwitz camp and others were sent to Buchenwald, Ebenesse and other
camps.

The Ujfeherto Jewish community had about 3000 people in 1944 of which
only few hundreds survived.

May their souls rest in peace.

Itzik Katz
Israel





On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Al Silberman <alsilberman@gmail.com> wrote=
:
I am interested to find out more details about the deportation of the Jew=
s
from Ratzfert (Ujfeherto) Hungary on what I believe was May 17, 1944. I
understand that part were sent to Auschwitz and part to a German camp
(where?). Does anyone have detailed knowledge about whether they were fir=
st
taken to a Ghetto somewhere for a while and then shipped to their final
destination? Where did the trains leave >from and when did they arrive at =
the
final location? Particularly, when would those people have arrived in
Birkenau / Auschwitz?

Al Silberman
Monsey, NY


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Ratzfert - Ujfeherto #hungary

Itzik Katz
 

Dear Al,
How are you?
Based on stories I heard >from my relatives, information found in
Buczko's book about the Jews of Ujfeherto, the Yad Vashem book "The
History of the Holocaust--Hungary" and other testimonials I have
collected here is what I know.
The deportations >from Ujfeherto started on Passover day, April 16 or
17. As in many towns in north east Hungary the majority of the
population consisted of women, children and old men since most men
(and some women) were already sent to forced labor battalions in the
Russian front (like my father), or to forced labor camps.
On Passover day Gendarmes >from Nyiregyhaza arrived in town and
concentrated all the Jews in the Synagogue. The people were asked to
surrender all their valuables and pile them in the synagogue and then
they were asked to pack a single suitcase for each person. Since it
was Passover people did not have any bread or other food that they
could take with them. they were then loaded to horse carts and taken
to Nyreguhaza.
There were two Gehtoos in Nyiregyhaza, one for the local Jews and one
for people deported >from the surrounding villages (Nyibator, buj,
Apage, Balkany, Balssa, Bokony, Nyiracsad, Buj, Nagykallo,
Nyirgelesse, Kotai, Nyiradony to name few). By May 17 there were about
17,580 incarcerated in both Ghettos under the leadership of Gabor
Fishbein.
As a preparation to the Nyireghaza Ghettos deportations the people
were moved at the end of April and during the first half of May to
three ranches in the big planes near Nyregyhaza: Sima-puszta,
Ny=EDres-puszta and Harangod-puszta. The Jews were put in open tobacco
plantations and old brick factories were they were left exposed to the
bitter weather with little to no food and water . These places were
extremely crowded any many died there.

The first transport was >from Sima-puszta to Auschwitz Birkenau on May
25 and then the fourth and fifth transports >from Nyires-puszta left
Nyiregyhaza station on May 29 and June 6 which was also the last one.
All trains went through Kassa to Auschwitz Birkenau.

Upon arrival to Auschwitz Birkenau they went through the Selection on
the ramp. Many, mainly the old, sick and and people who did not want
to separate >from their children (like my grandfather and 4 of his 8
children) went directly to the gas chambers. some were sent to
Auschwitz camp and others were sent to Buchenwald, Ebenesse and other
camps.

The Ujfeherto Jewish community had about 3000 people in 1944 of which
only few hundreds survived.

May their souls rest in peace.

Itzik Katz
Israel





On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Al Silberman <alsilberman@gmail.com> wrote=
:
I am interested to find out more details about the deportation of the Jew=
s
from Ratzfert (Ujfeherto) Hungary on what I believe was May 17, 1944. I
understand that part were sent to Auschwitz and part to a German camp
(where?). Does anyone have detailed knowledge about whether they were fir=
st
taken to a Ghetto somewhere for a while and then shipped to their final
destination? Where did the trains leave >from and when did they arrive at =
the
final location? Particularly, when would those people have arrived in
Birkenau / Auschwitz?

Al Silberman
Monsey, NY

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