Date   

L'Shanah Tovah! #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!

May you and your family be inscribed in the Book of Life!
Shanah Tovah Tikatevu!

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia L'Shanah Tovah! #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!

May you and your family be inscribed in the Book of Life!
Shanah Tovah Tikatevu!

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


Re: Czech registers - high quality PDF files #austria-czech

Peter.Lowe@...
 

Further to Simon Torrington's helpful description of how to obtain
multi-page PDF files, I rechecked the resolution/quality of the PDF file
as this was a problem that was previously discussed on the SIG.

At least in my hands, the PDF is not as high "quality" as the original
image, and I could not see a way of adjusting the PDF compression level
to overcome this.

So saying, in general the PDF quality is fairly good.

However, for those records where details of the handwriting are critical
to accurately read them, it is still better to maximize the picture
quality (by sliding the bar under the image to the right to the desired
size and quality), ensuring that the image is large on the screen and
then taking a screenshot ( or multiple screenshots & merging). Of course
this is time-consuming, and theoretically still leads to some loss of
quality.

If I have got this wrong, I would love to hear how to more easily
achieve a copy of the whole image at the original resolution/quality

By the way Google Translate of the Czech notesunder an image, gives
these instructions:
"Click the icon to generate PDF printing the displayed reproductions. To
print multiple reproductions write their numbers separated by spaces
(1,3,4,5) or range (1-18). You can generate a maximum of 20
reproductions in a single PDF file."

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England


Locating Passports #austria-czech

Palekaiko
 

I am looking for a database/agency/website that might have passports
for people travelling to and >from Austria 1910-1940. Does anyone have
any knowledge on this topic or suggestions as to where I might search?

Thank you,

Michael Diamant


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Czech registers - high quality PDF files #austria-czech

Peter.Lowe@...
 

Further to Simon Torrington's helpful description of how to obtain
multi-page PDF files, I rechecked the resolution/quality of the PDF file
as this was a problem that was previously discussed on the SIG.

At least in my hands, the PDF is not as high "quality" as the original
image, and I could not see a way of adjusting the PDF compression level
to overcome this.

So saying, in general the PDF quality is fairly good.

However, for those records where details of the handwriting are critical
to accurately read them, it is still better to maximize the picture
quality (by sliding the bar under the image to the right to the desired
size and quality), ensuring that the image is large on the screen and
then taking a screenshot ( or multiple screenshots & merging). Of course
this is time-consuming, and theoretically still leads to some loss of
quality.

If I have got this wrong, I would love to hear how to more easily
achieve a copy of the whole image at the original resolution/quality

By the way Google Translate of the Czech notesunder an image, gives
these instructions:
"Click the icon to generate PDF printing the displayed reproductions. To
print multiple reproductions write their numbers separated by spaces
(1,3,4,5) or range (1-18). You can generate a maximum of 20
reproductions in a single PDF file."

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Locating Passports #austria-czech

Palekaiko
 

I am looking for a database/agency/website that might have passports
for people travelling to and >from Austria 1910-1940. Does anyone have
any knowledge on this topic or suggestions as to where I might search?

Thank you,

Michael Diamant


Elick SHERMAN/SCHIRMANN from Fastov #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

After looking at the 1908 ship's manifest for Leib KARLSTEIN for probably
the dozenth time, I realized that the person listed above him in the
manifest was headed to the same destination in NY Looking back at the first
page I realized that it was Leib's first cousin Ellik SCHIRMANN (AKA Elick
SHERMAN). Elick was born about 1873 in Nastashka, although he indicated he
was born in Fastov, as did most of my relatives who were born in Nastashka.

Elick had 8 siblings, including a brother Reful, born about 1875, who I know
did immigrate to the States and settle in NY. Their other siblings were:
Feiga, Mirlia, Rivka, Avrum Shrul, Evtkho, Volka (who died young) and Rysia.

Is anyone familiar with Elick SHERMAN or any of this family? If so, I would
love to hear >from you!

Wishing everyone Shana Tova v'Metukah!

Linda Silverman Shefler
Formerly Hod HaSharon, currently the San Francisco Bay Area
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Elick SHERMAN/SCHIRMANN from Fastov #ukraine

Linda Shefler
 

After looking at the 1908 ship's manifest for Leib KARLSTEIN for probably
the dozenth time, I realized that the person listed above him in the
manifest was headed to the same destination in NY Looking back at the first
page I realized that it was Leib's first cousin Ellik SCHIRMANN (AKA Elick
SHERMAN). Elick was born about 1873 in Nastashka, although he indicated he
was born in Fastov, as did most of my relatives who were born in Nastashka.

Elick had 8 siblings, including a brother Reful, born about 1875, who I know
did immigrate to the States and settle in NY. Their other siblings were:
Feiga, Mirlia, Rivka, Avrum Shrul, Evtkho, Volka (who died young) and Rysia.

Is anyone familiar with Elick SHERMAN or any of this family? If so, I would
love to hear >from you!

Wishing everyone Shana Tova v'Metukah!

Linda Silverman Shefler
Formerly Hod HaSharon, currently the San Francisco Bay Area
linda.shefler@gmail.com


FtDNA Family Finder test - chromosome browser #dna

David Schreiber
 

I, similarly to many on JewishGen, have attempted to wrap my head
around the meaning of my Family Finder tests and the significance of
some of the results. Since almost none of us are aware of the nature
of or criteria involved in the algorithm being used to define our
cousinhood we can only guess at the basis of these conclusions.

This weekend I decided to use FtDNA's chromosome browser to compare
my 22 third cousin hits and found some, to me, intriguing results. I
found 3 people who share almost exactly with me an apparently
significant stretch of chromosome 2. All three of these show the
exact same similarity endpoint. Two of those same people appear to
share exactly the same 16.81 cM region with me. Now, I realize that
these kinds of results could be biased to a certain extent by such
things as recombination "hot spots" or perhaps in this case "cold
spots". I can see also how these biases could be caused by
unevenness of the distributions of the chosen SNPs thoughout the
genome, but I find it hard to see how two people could share such a
substantial region so exactly without being related. Any thoughts on
these observation? Thanks in advance.

David Schreiber
Melbourne, FL


DNA Research #DNA FtDNA Family Finder test - chromosome browser #dna

David Schreiber
 

I, similarly to many on JewishGen, have attempted to wrap my head
around the meaning of my Family Finder tests and the significance of
some of the results. Since almost none of us are aware of the nature
of or criteria involved in the algorithm being used to define our
cousinhood we can only guess at the basis of these conclusions.

This weekend I decided to use FtDNA's chromosome browser to compare
my 22 third cousin hits and found some, to me, intriguing results. I
found 3 people who share almost exactly with me an apparently
significant stretch of chromosome 2. All three of these show the
exact same similarity endpoint. Two of those same people appear to
share exactly the same 16.81 cM region with me. Now, I realize that
these kinds of results could be biased to a certain extent by such
things as recombination "hot spots" or perhaps in this case "cold
spots". I can see also how these biases could be caused by
unevenness of the distributions of the chosen SNPs thoughout the
genome, but I find it hard to see how two people could share such a
substantial region so exactly without being related. Any thoughts on
these observation? Thanks in advance.

David Schreiber
Melbourne, FL


Help needed with Philadelphia street name. #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I'm trying to decipher the street name given in Philadelphia on a
passenger list. Maybe someone is familiar enough with Philadelphia,
that can figure it out >from this image?

http://web.mit.edu/london/www/phil.jpg

I found it on ancestry.com:

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&;r=an&dbid=8769&iid=PAT840_22-0225&fn=Efroim&ln=Markus&st=r&ssrc=pt_t17547774_p18983014922_kpidz0q3d18983014922z0q26aidz0q3d142908210513z0q26pgz0q3d32771z0q26pgPLz0q3dpidz0q257caid&pid=278793

Thanks very much!

Mark London
Natick, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help needed with Philadelphia street name. #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I'm trying to decipher the street name given in Philadelphia on a
passenger list. Maybe someone is familiar enough with Philadelphia,
that can figure it out >from this image?

http://web.mit.edu/london/www/phil.jpg

I found it on ancestry.com:

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&;r=an&dbid=8769&iid=PAT840_22-0225&fn=Efroim&ln=Markus&st=r&ssrc=pt_t17547774_p18983014922_kpidz0q3d18983014922z0q26aidz0q3d142908210513z0q26pgz0q3d32771z0q26pgPLz0q3dpidz0q257caid&pid=278793

Thanks very much!

Mark London
Natick, MA


Re: ukraine digest: September 13, 2012 #ukraine

bgdr529@...
 

I also need help in the Dnipropetrovsk archives: Sobolow or
Soboloff. Maybe we can get a combined search. Gloria Golden,
Plainview, NewYork, USA

On Sep 14, 2012, at 2:04 AM, Ukraine SIG digest wrote:

Subject: Research in the Dnipropetrovsk archives
From: Yoni Kupchik <yonikupchik@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:38:53 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello everyone,

I came to a point in my research where I need to conduct minor, but
very important, research in the Dnipropetrovsk archives. The problem
is that all the researchers I contacted required a lot of money
(~$400), most of which is to cover travel and accomodation expenses.
If anyone knows a researcher based in Dnipropetrovsk I would be glad
to get their contact information. Also, if anyone needs to do some
research in the Dnipropetrovsk archives I'd be happy if they can
contact me so we can join forces and share the costs (private
responses please).

Shana Tova to everybody!

Yoni Kupchik
Charleston SC, USA

Researching:
KUPCHIK, GORODETSKY - Orgeyev and Teleneshti, Bessarabia.
DORIN - Odessa, Nikolayev, Kherson area.
OKS - Sudilkov, Kulchiny.
SITNITSKY - Stepantsy, Kanev, Nikolayev, Zlatopol, Ekaterinoslav.
GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoy Ozero(?).
KOSOY - Dobroye, Chigirin.
SHKODNIK - Khashchevate, Gaivoron, Odessa
KAZATSKER - Ukraine.
SHABADASH - Kharkov, Kirovograd(?)
And all of the above in Argentina


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: ukraine digest: September 13, 2012 #ukraine

bgdr529@...
 

I also need help in the Dnipropetrovsk archives: Sobolow or
Soboloff. Maybe we can get a combined search. Gloria Golden,
Plainview, NewYork, USA

On Sep 14, 2012, at 2:04 AM, Ukraine SIG digest wrote:

Subject: Research in the Dnipropetrovsk archives
From: Yoni Kupchik <yonikupchik@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:38:53 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello everyone,

I came to a point in my research where I need to conduct minor, but
very important, research in the Dnipropetrovsk archives. The problem
is that all the researchers I contacted required a lot of money
(~$400), most of which is to cover travel and accomodation expenses.
If anyone knows a researcher based in Dnipropetrovsk I would be glad
to get their contact information. Also, if anyone needs to do some
research in the Dnipropetrovsk archives I'd be happy if they can
contact me so we can join forces and share the costs (private
responses please).

Shana Tova to everybody!

Yoni Kupchik
Charleston SC, USA

Researching:
KUPCHIK, GORODETSKY - Orgeyev and Teleneshti, Bessarabia.
DORIN - Odessa, Nikolayev, Kherson area.
OKS - Sudilkov, Kulchiny.
SITNITSKY - Stepantsy, Kanev, Nikolayev, Zlatopol, Ekaterinoslav.
GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoy Ozero(?).
KOSOY - Dobroye, Chigirin.
SHKODNIK - Khashchevate, Gaivoron, Odessa
KAZATSKER - Ukraine.
SHABADASH - Kharkov, Kirovograd(?)
And all of the above in Argentina


Re: Subject: Info on my Grandparents - Odessa and Kiev #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hello Marilynn,

I imagine that you've already done it but just in case I remind you to refer to the Odessa KehilaLinks at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa

There's a names database with more than 50,000 names, a books database including several address directories, information on the contents and contact information for the Odessa Archives and many other features.

If you don't know where to begin, I recommend you to start on the Frequently Asked Questions at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/ABT_GetStarted.asp

Regards,
Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Info on my Grandparents - Odessa and Kiev
From: dmorland@sprintmail.com
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:58:41 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi Everyone,
I have been looking for information on my maternal grandparents and their
families while they were still in Russia.  My Grandmother was Esther Sarah
Rosen >from Odessa.  I know that her Father was Michael Rosen and her
Mother's maiden was Henrietta Oxenhandler.  She was born in 1878.  She
married my Grandfather, Isidore (Issak) Schutte, born in 1872, and I was
always told he was >from Kiev.  I don't know what year they married, but they
came to the US in 1903.   I know almost everything about them, once they
arrived in the US.  I don't know Russian or Hebrew, so I haven't been able
to go back and find anything about their parents or their siblings.  I wish
I had more to go on, so if anyone recognizes any of what I have said or can
point me in the right direction, I would truly appreciate the help.  Thanks
so much.

Marilynn Bloom
Houston, TX


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Subject: Info on my Grandparents - Odessa and Kiev #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hello Marilynn,

I imagine that you've already done it but just in case I remind you to refer to the Odessa KehilaLinks at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa

There's a names database with more than 50,000 names, a books database including several address directories, information on the contents and contact information for the Odessa Archives and many other features.

If you don't know where to begin, I recommend you to start on the Frequently Asked Questions at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/ABT_GetStarted.asp

Regards,
Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Info on my Grandparents - Odessa and Kiev
From: dmorland@sprintmail.com
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:58:41 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi Everyone,
I have been looking for information on my maternal grandparents and their
families while they were still in Russia.  My Grandmother was Esther Sarah
Rosen >from Odessa.  I know that her Father was Michael Rosen and her
Mother's maiden was Henrietta Oxenhandler.  She was born in 1878.  She
married my Grandfather, Isidore (Issak) Schutte, born in 1872, and I was
always told he was >from Kiev.  I don't know what year they married, but they
came to the US in 1903.   I know almost everything about them, once they
arrived in the US.  I don't know Russian or Hebrew, so I haven't been able
to go back and find anything about their parents or their siblings.  I wish
I had more to go on, so if anyone recognizes any of what I have said or can
point me in the right direction, I would truly appreciate the help.  Thanks
so much.

Marilynn Bloom
Houston, TX


1918-1922: Jews in the Red Army & the Civil War #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

A Russian language publication by Aron Shneer, "Captivity" (Vol.II,
Part I, Chap. 6) discusses the above topic at:

http://www.jewniverse.ru/RED/Shneyer/glava6kr_ar%5B2%5D.htm or
http://tinyurl.com/8rfanlh.

Some names mentioned in the chapter are: GENKIN, VATER, WOLFSON, KAHN,
KLAVINS, LURIE (24, Bina--student >from Riga--wrote a note to his mother),
M. GURVICH, H. PERMAND, V. SASHA-ZASHA, M. HALPERIN, EISMAN (Moses/
Meyshke), KAPLAN (Beba--law student, Univ. of Latvia),HOCH (brothers),
PLOTKIN (furrier), PLINER (Benjamin--student), PERELMAN (Reuben), LEVINE
(Chaim), MURAVICHI (twin brothers--David & Geneh), H. FEYGELSON (and
brothers), PERLOV (Jacob/Ya), D. MOSTOVA (sawmill owner), B. AVERBUHA
(wealthy merchant), M. AFREMOVICHA (teacher), ALBRECHT (Alexander),
B. AVERBUHA, Sholom Mendel Smushkevich, DEUTSCH (Meir--shoemaker),
LEVICK, KIRSTEIN, ELITSOFON (brothers--Boris & Zyama), KUR, LEVIN,
MAFTSIR, MEYERSON, BOROK, GAFELSON, PALIN, GEMANSON, ZIHERMAN, et al.

Please check the site for further information and names.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1918-1922: Jews in the Red Army & the Civil War #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

A Russian language publication by Aron Shneer, "Captivity" (Vol.II,
Part I, Chap. 6) discusses the above topic at:

http://www.jewniverse.ru/RED/Shneyer/glava6kr_ar%5B2%5D.htm or
http://tinyurl.com/8rfanlh.

Some names mentioned in the chapter are: GENKIN, VATER, WOLFSON, KAHN,
KLAVINS, LURIE (24, Bina--student >from Riga--wrote a note to his mother),
M. GURVICH, H. PERMAND, V. SASHA-ZASHA, M. HALPERIN, EISMAN (Moses/
Meyshke), KAPLAN (Beba--law student, Univ. of Latvia),HOCH (brothers),
PLOTKIN (furrier), PLINER (Benjamin--student), PERELMAN (Reuben), LEVINE
(Chaim), MURAVICHI (twin brothers--David & Geneh), H. FEYGELSON (and
brothers), PERLOV (Jacob/Ya), D. MOSTOVA (sawmill owner), B. AVERBUHA
(wealthy merchant), M. AFREMOVICHA (teacher), ALBRECHT (Alexander),
B. AVERBUHA, Sholom Mendel Smushkevich, DEUTSCH (Meir--shoemaker),
LEVICK, KIRSTEIN, ELITSOFON (brothers--Boris & Zyama), KUR, LEVIN,
MAFTSIR, MEYERSON, BOROK, GAFELSON, PALIN, GEMANSON, ZIHERMAN, et al.

Please check the site for further information and names.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida


Birth register extracts from the Jewish community of Burgsteinfurt #general

Gina Marks
 

Just found this page on the Internet which may be of interest:

Birth register extracts >from the Jewish community of Burgsteinfurt,
sorted by birth date

http://www.immigrantships.net/v13/borg_bgstfv13/bgstf_jewish.html#1

Sample entry:

1 Cohen, Heinrich; birth date: about 1800; parents: Isaac Salomon
Cohen (Junk dealer) and Hendeltje Jochem Bingh.
Remarks: The Cohen family moved >from Amsterdam to Burgsteinfurt in
1804 and lived in house # 267 in 1825.
Heinrich Cohen was born in Amsterdam.

Regards

Gina Marks
Harrow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth register extracts from the Jewish community of Burgsteinfurt #general

Gina Marks
 

Just found this page on the Internet which may be of interest:

Birth register extracts >from the Jewish community of Burgsteinfurt,
sorted by birth date

http://www.immigrantships.net/v13/borg_bgstfv13/bgstf_jewish.html#1

Sample entry:

1 Cohen, Heinrich; birth date: about 1800; parents: Isaac Salomon
Cohen (Junk dealer) and Hendeltje Jochem Bingh.
Remarks: The Cohen family moved >from Amsterdam to Burgsteinfurt in
1804 and lived in house # 267 in 1825.
Heinrich Cohen was born in Amsterdam.

Regards

Gina Marks
Harrow

147721 - 147740 of 654950