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The Importance of Original Documents: Lodz #general

Lande
 

Someone recently pointed out the importance of original documents. I could
not agree more but would like to point out the problems involved, especially
in the case of Lodz.

The USHMM holds several filmed collections relating to Lodz, e.g.
RG15.083M, totaling the equivalent of well over one million pages. There
are rough finding aids to these collections and a few sub-collections have
been indexed, but most have not. In order to begin to meet the wishes of
researchers to locate specific documents relating to individuals, the USHMM
has entered into an agreement, the World Memory Project, with Ancestry to
provide free of charge an index all names which appear. When a name of
interest turns up one can request a copy of that page >from the USHMM. One
of the collections being processed is RG 15.083M. Researchers may
participate in this massive project by contacting Ancestry through its website.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Importance of Original Documents: Lodz #general

Lande
 

Someone recently pointed out the importance of original documents. I could
not agree more but would like to point out the problems involved, especially
in the case of Lodz.

The USHMM holds several filmed collections relating to Lodz, e.g.
RG15.083M, totaling the equivalent of well over one million pages. There
are rough finding aids to these collections and a few sub-collections have
been indexed, but most have not. In order to begin to meet the wishes of
researchers to locate specific documents relating to individuals, the USHMM
has entered into an agreement, the World Memory Project, with Ancestry to
provide free of charge an index all names which appear. When a name of
interest turns up one can request a copy of that page >from the USHMM. One
of the collections being processed is RG 15.083M. Researchers may
participate in this massive project by contacting Ancestry through its website.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Visiting Vasilishki #belarus

lisa.dashman@...
 

Dear Genners,
Next month I will be visiting Vasilishki for one day. Although I posted
about the trip a few months ago, I would be grateful for your
recommendations and suggestions on what to see/do while there, including any
individuals I should try to meet with.

Thank you in advance for your help. I promise to report back after the
trip.

Warm regards,
Lisa Dashman
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GISSER and DRUKERLASKIN (Lunna); KRINSKY and SHVEDSKY (Vasilishki)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Visiting Vasilishki #belarus

lisa.dashman@...
 

Dear Genners,
Next month I will be visiting Vasilishki for one day. Although I posted
about the trip a few months ago, I would be grateful for your
recommendations and suggestions on what to see/do while there, including any
individuals I should try to meet with.

Thank you in advance for your help. I promise to report back after the
trip.

Warm regards,
Lisa Dashman
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GISSER and DRUKERLASKIN (Lunna); KRINSKY and SHVEDSKY (Vasilishki)


Rabbi Baruch Dan Yichye Rabbi of Disna #belarus

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

I recently came across the names Rabbi Baruch Dan Yichye Rabbi of
Disna (Belarus) who was a son-in-law to Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Bar
Menachem Av Bet Din in Hazenpot between 24th May 1779 (9 Sivan 5539)
and approx 1788. Is anyone familiar with the genealogy of this
Rabbi

Thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK,(currently exiled in London)

Searching: BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Ogrodzieniec/Czestechowa;
ZEYDER/SEIDER: Kursan,Lithuania
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Rabbi Baruch Dan Yichye Rabbi of Disna #belarus

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

I recently came across the names Rabbi Baruch Dan Yichye Rabbi of
Disna (Belarus) who was a son-in-law to Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Bar
Menachem Av Bet Din in Hazenpot between 24th May 1779 (9 Sivan 5539)
and approx 1788. Is anyone familiar with the genealogy of this
Rabbi

Thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK,(currently exiled in London)

Searching: BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Ogrodzieniec/Czestechowa;
ZEYDER/SEIDER: Kursan,Lithuania
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Searching Weinberger #austria-czech

Sandra Nutig
 

Hello,

I have found my Ggrandparents Samuel and Fannie WEINBERGER who came to
the USA in 1884 >from where I believe is Bratislava. Their two sons
Mortitz > Morris E. 7 and Jacob 3 followed in 1885.

Samuel's parents are listed as, Henry (Heinrich) WEINBERGER and Sadie
KLEIN, on his death certificate dated 1914. Samuel and Fannie had 4
more children born in New York: William, Henriette, Abraham and Meyer.

I haven't been able to trace this family back to Austria, Hungary or
Slovenia. I tried JOWBR. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly
appreciate any help.

Thank you,
SANDRA SAND NUTIG
League City, Texas
New York

Researching
SAND - Iasi, Romania, New York
BRENNER - Focsani, Bucharest New York
DAVISON, DAVIS - Focsani, Bucharest, Phildelphia
WEINBERGER - (Pressburg) Bratislava, Bronx, New York
NUTIG, NUTIK, NUTAK, NOOTICK - Podgaytsy, Austria, Galicia, New York
DEGEN, Podgaytsy, Ukraine, Austria, New York
HEITNER, Austria, New York


translation needed from 1738 census entry #austria-czech

carole@...
 

Hi All,

Can someone with familiarity with old German please give me a precise translation of the following census
entry?

Deutsch Mandl (Deutsch Mandel) ausz dem reus ist Ao 1736 mit Ambts undt Gemain Verwilligung Wohnet
bei Arran Jacob er bleibt sein weib aber zu Mattertorff zalt nicht ist auch bej Herrn Puechhalter Ao 1738 an
Gemeltworden

Thanks!
Carole Garbuny Vogel
Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Searching Weinberger #austria-czech

Sandra Nutig
 

Hello,

I have found my Ggrandparents Samuel and Fannie WEINBERGER who came to
the USA in 1884 >from where I believe is Bratislava. Their two sons
Mortitz > Morris E. 7 and Jacob 3 followed in 1885.

Samuel's parents are listed as, Henry (Heinrich) WEINBERGER and Sadie
KLEIN, on his death certificate dated 1914. Samuel and Fannie had 4
more children born in New York: William, Henriette, Abraham and Meyer.

I haven't been able to trace this family back to Austria, Hungary or
Slovenia. I tried JOWBR. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly
appreciate any help.

Thank you,
SANDRA SAND NUTIG
League City, Texas
New York

Researching
SAND - Iasi, Romania, New York
BRENNER - Focsani, Bucharest New York
DAVISON, DAVIS - Focsani, Bucharest, Phildelphia
WEINBERGER - (Pressburg) Bratislava, Bronx, New York
NUTIG, NUTIK, NUTAK, NOOTICK - Podgaytsy, Austria, Galicia, New York
DEGEN, Podgaytsy, Ukraine, Austria, New York
HEITNER, Austria, New York


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech translation needed from 1738 census entry #austria-czech

carole@...
 

Hi All,

Can someone with familiarity with old German please give me a precise translation of the following census
entry?

Deutsch Mandl (Deutsch Mandel) ausz dem reus ist Ao 1736 mit Ambts undt Gemain Verwilligung Wohnet
bei Arran Jacob er bleibt sein weib aber zu Mattertorff zalt nicht ist auch bej Herrn Puechhalter Ao 1738 an
Gemeltworden

Thanks!
Carole Garbuny Vogel
Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA


From Seda to Muizenberg.... #rabbinic

Derek Stavrou
 

Shalom to the Rav-SIG group

I have only just subscribed to the group, so I'm hoping for a large
dose of beginner's luck.
I am looking for two rabbis >from Seda in Lithuania: Rabbi Nathan
MOWSOWITZ (various spellings, dates approx 1830-1900), and his son
Rabbi Abraham Isaac MOVSOWITZ (born c.1865, and died 1931). Abraham
Isaac emigrated to South Africa and died in Muizenberg in 1931.

If anyone can give me any further information about these two
ancestors, I would be very grateful.

With best wishes >from a scorching Israel

Derek Stavrou
Kfar Sava, Israel


Re: Congratulations to Jeff Malka #sephardic

Judy Simon
 

Thanks for sharing the good new, Mathilde, for those of us who
couldn't be at the conference. A great big and well deserved
congratulations to Jeff Malka!

Judy Simon
Stony Brook, NY

researching BROZGOL (Barcelona, Spain and Rezekne, Latvia);
KAPELUSHNIK, PASSMAN (Rezekne, Latvia), SKUTELSKY (Daugavpils,
Latvia); MIRANSKY, RAPPAPORT, BAILENSON (Latvia); LEFKOWITZ
(Skierniewice, Poland); KELMER, OLSZTAYN (Zychlin, Poland); MEZELSOR,
AKERMAN, CHOJNA (Lodz area, Poland)

I am delighted to congratulate my friend, Dr. Jeff Malka, for the 2012
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award he received last night at the Paris
Conference.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic From Seda to Muizenberg.... #rabbinic

Derek Stavrou
 

Shalom to the Rav-SIG group

I have only just subscribed to the group, so I'm hoping for a large
dose of beginner's luck.
I am looking for two rabbis >from Seda in Lithuania: Rabbi Nathan
MOWSOWITZ (various spellings, dates approx 1830-1900), and his son
Rabbi Abraham Isaac MOVSOWITZ (born c.1865, and died 1931). Abraham
Isaac emigrated to South Africa and died in Muizenberg in 1931.

If anyone can give me any further information about these two
ancestors, I would be very grateful.

With best wishes >from a scorching Israel

Derek Stavrou
Kfar Sava, Israel


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: Congratulations to Jeff Malka #sephardic

Judy Simon
 

Thanks for sharing the good new, Mathilde, for those of us who
couldn't be at the conference. A great big and well deserved
congratulations to Jeff Malka!

Judy Simon
Stony Brook, NY

researching BROZGOL (Barcelona, Spain and Rezekne, Latvia);
KAPELUSHNIK, PASSMAN (Rezekne, Latvia), SKUTELSKY (Daugavpils,
Latvia); MIRANSKY, RAPPAPORT, BAILENSON (Latvia); LEFKOWITZ
(Skierniewice, Poland); KELMER, OLSZTAYN (Zychlin, Poland); MEZELSOR,
AKERMAN, CHOJNA (Lodz area, Poland)

I am delighted to congratulate my friend, Dr. Jeff Malka, for the 2012
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award he received last night at the Paris
Conference.


a story of matzevahs (headstones) collected by a gentile - and how to build a memorial with them...how do I show you photos #ukraine

Evelyn Fabrikant
 

Dear Genners...and descendants of holocaust survivors ....I NEED YOUR HELP
Last year at this time...during the 9 days before Tisha B'Av, I was in the
Ukraine.
I traveled for the first time to Bereznitz, where my father was born, to
Sarny, where his first family and my grandfather were slaughtered, and to
Tuchyn, where my mother, aunt, and half-brother survived in the woods after
the Germans tried to kill them.
During my visit to Bereznitz, I was introduced to Boris - a carpenter/farmer
- who personally collected and hid dozens of broken matzevahs.
His father was 'best friends' with Israel, a Jew with whom he served in the
Russian army. Israel was slaughtered in August of 1942 along with all the
other Jews of the town...and surrounding villages...at Sarny.
Boris' mother learned how to sew >from Israel's wife. The two families were
very close. Israel knew the signifance of the headstones and collected them
some time after the cemetery was destroyed.
These matzevahs are 'hidden' on his property.
when i was brought to his back yard...and saw the hill on which the
matzevahs were scattered....their Hebrew script still quite visible...his
first words to me were"WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?"

It was clear to me >from the moment I saw the matzevahs that I had to use
them to build a memorial.
I had just come >from Hrubieshov where descendants had build a memorial on
the cemetery using broken matzevahs.

PHOTOS:
#1 >from Hrubieshov cemetery - a memorial using broken matzevahs

#2-5 Bereznitz - Boris and another guide at the hill where he has stored
the matzevahs.

I have received permission >from the mayor to build a memorial.
But...that is not even the first step.
I need your help.
I need to find out how much this would cost.
Have any one of you been involved in such a project?
Can anyone recommend an architect or contractor to draft a 'blueprint?'
Does anyone know the legalities involved?
How do I go about setting up a 'non-profit' so that I can enlist financial
assistance in building it?

I plan to return to Bereznitz THIS September...although I realize I will not
be able to go finalize or complete this project by then.
I also want to travel to STOLIN - & - KARLIN in Belarus. My grandfather,
OBM, Zalman Medved, waas a Karliner Rav.

If you can help in any way....please email me.

Evelyn Medwed Fabrikant
evelynmfab@...

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine a story of matzevahs (headstones) collected by a gentile - and how to build a memorial with them...how do I show you photos #ukraine

Evelyn Fabrikant
 

Dear Genners...and descendants of holocaust survivors ....I NEED YOUR HELP
Last year at this time...during the 9 days before Tisha B'Av, I was in the
Ukraine.
I traveled for the first time to Bereznitz, where my father was born, to
Sarny, where his first family and my grandfather were slaughtered, and to
Tuchyn, where my mother, aunt, and half-brother survived in the woods after
the Germans tried to kill them.
During my visit to Bereznitz, I was introduced to Boris - a carpenter/farmer
- who personally collected and hid dozens of broken matzevahs.
His father was 'best friends' with Israel, a Jew with whom he served in the
Russian army. Israel was slaughtered in August of 1942 along with all the
other Jews of the town...and surrounding villages...at Sarny.
Boris' mother learned how to sew >from Israel's wife. The two families were
very close. Israel knew the signifance of the headstones and collected them
some time after the cemetery was destroyed.
These matzevahs are 'hidden' on his property.
when i was brought to his back yard...and saw the hill on which the
matzevahs were scattered....their Hebrew script still quite visible...his
first words to me were"WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?"

It was clear to me >from the moment I saw the matzevahs that I had to use
them to build a memorial.
I had just come >from Hrubieshov where descendants had build a memorial on
the cemetery using broken matzevahs.

PHOTOS:
#1 >from Hrubieshov cemetery - a memorial using broken matzevahs

#2-5 Bereznitz - Boris and another guide at the hill where he has stored
the matzevahs.

I have received permission >from the mayor to build a memorial.
But...that is not even the first step.
I need your help.
I need to find out how much this would cost.
Have any one of you been involved in such a project?
Can anyone recommend an architect or contractor to draft a 'blueprint?'
Does anyone know the legalities involved?
How do I go about setting up a 'non-profit' so that I can enlist financial
assistance in building it?

I plan to return to Bereznitz THIS September...although I realize I will not
be able to go finalize or complete this project by then.
I also want to travel to STOLIN - & - KARLIN in Belarus. My grandfather,
OBM, Zalman Medved, waas a Karliner Rav.

If you can help in any way....please email me.

Evelyn Medwed Fabrikant
evelynmfab@...

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Re: retroactive Samification #general

Irene Newhouse
 

My relative Max BERG was not BERG in Belarus. He emigrated in the early
1900s & sponsored several later arrivals into the US, including my own
family in the 1950s. Nonetheless, no one knows how he's related to us.
Family lore says he was BERKOWSKI/BIRKOWSKI/BERKOSKY before coming to the
US. I even have a postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto ca 1940 that lists his
NY address with that name.

In looking for further documentation, I got my father's INS file via an
FOIA request, oh, 10 years ago. Max BERG had to fill out a lot of personal
information in order to be allowed to sponsor my family into the US,
including his parents' names. He listed his father as Joseph BERG.
Another datum he had to list was when he arrived in the US. I was able to
match that date to a Max BERKOWSKI in the Ellis Island database when it
came online. So I've got retroactive Samification of a surname in my family.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: retroactive Samification #general

Irene Newhouse
 

My relative Max BERG was not BERG in Belarus. He emigrated in the early
1900s & sponsored several later arrivals into the US, including my own
family in the 1950s. Nonetheless, no one knows how he's related to us.
Family lore says he was BERKOWSKI/BIRKOWSKI/BERKOSKY before coming to the
US. I even have a postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto ca 1940 that lists his
NY address with that name.

In looking for further documentation, I got my father's INS file via an
FOIA request, oh, 10 years ago. Max BERG had to fill out a lot of personal
information in order to be allowed to sponsor my family into the US,
including his parents' names. He listed his father as Joseph BERG.
Another datum he had to list was when he arrived in the US. I was able to
match that date to a Max BERKOWSKI in the Ellis Island database when it
came online. So I've got retroactive Samification of a surname in my family.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


ViewMate: translations of Russian documents #general

leiba@...
 

I've posted 2 records in Russian for which I need loose translations.
I would especially like to know date of event, age, parent's full names,
spouse and children's names and occupation [if applicable].

The records are on Viewmate at the following addresses:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23607
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23608

Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate application.

Any help is much appreciated.
Many thanks,
Freda Leiba

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Re: Prince Otto 1811 Courland Residence document #latvia

Dr Barry Weinberg <drbarry@...>
 

Hello,
My wife is German and she said that that translation is not correct....
ist nirgends verzeichnet gewesen means "he was nowhere registered"
"kürzlich eingezogen" does not mean to be moved, but to be drafted, as into
war.
Also, Fursten does not mean Prince. "Prinz" means prince.
A "Fursten"is an overseer of a large area of land such as a Lord.

so a more accurate translation is, "he was nowhere registered and was sent
to war by Lord Otto."

Hope that helps
Barry Weinberg
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WEINBERG/BERMAN/BOJMEIL/MEDNICK/ELLISON/ROMASCANU

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Forman <ben.r.forman@...>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:30:32 +0100

I recently uploaded to 'Viewmate an excerpt >from an 1811 residence
list for Hazenpoth which includes a reference to one of my ancestors,
one line reads:

"not previously registered, moved to here recently >from Prince Otto" a
translation of the German

"ist nirgends verzeichnet gewesen und vom Fürsten Otto kürzlich
eingezogen"

Is anyone able to shed any light on what this might mean?

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