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Scholarship offered to attend the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in summer 2020

Emily Garber
 

Jewish Genners:

 

Next Summer, from July 19-24, 2020, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) will for the first time be offering Introduction to Jewish Genealogy (see attached flyer). This course, team-taught by Emily Garber, Janette Silverman, Lara Diamond and Marian L. Smith, will concentrate on Eastern European Ashkenazi Jewish research in the Old World and the United States in 21 lessons.

 

We will provide additional information at a later date, but for now we want to make sure that those who are thinking of attending are aware of a scholarship opportunity: the Donn Devine Scholarship. GRIP will sponsor a full scholarship for a first time GRIP attendee. It will include full tuition and on-campus housing in a shared room (total value $825). The application deadline is January 1, 2020. For more information see: https://www.gripitt.org/grip-announces-the-donn-devine-scholarship/ .

 

To read more about the concept of a genealogical institute, see https://www.gripitt.org/gripitt-home/what-is-an-institute/ .

 

To see all the sessions and courses offered in 2020, see https://www.gripitt.org/courses/ .

 

Registration for GRIP 2020 will open on February 5, 2020. In the meantime, one may find more information at https://www.gripitt.org/ and https://www.gripitt.org/registration/ .

 

Emily Garber

Phoenix, AZ


Dr. Henry Weksler, Social Psychologist from Harvard

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the children of Dr. Weksler author of
"Dying to Drink."
The family resided in Boston and descended from the Horowitz
rabbinical family of Piotrkow.


Re: Mount Zion Cemetery seeks old photos and documents

Leah Cook
 

I have all of the photos from the Mathilda Banner Plot at Mt. Zion.  Photos are digital. Plus I have a description of the Mathilda Banner Benevolent Society (which I can photocopy).  Any interest?
Leah Cook
leahcook@...


Re: Male first name Babel

Sylvia FRanks
 


My maternal gr.gr.grandmother had a brother who was named Jacob Reuben (Finkel) but was known as Babel.   I don't know of any reason for this.

Sylvia Trackenberg
Edgware
UK


family of Salomon Gunsberg Barbasch from Pidvolochisk #galicia

Milton Koch
 

Salomon was married to Marjem Bernstein Fruhschein in 1925, in
Pidvolochisk, Poland (now Ukraine).

I am looking for any descendants and/or other family >from this couple.

Salomon Barbasch was the brother of my PGM, Feige Barbasch.

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

BARBASCH / GUNSBERG - Pidvolochisk


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia family of Salomon Gunsberg Barbasch from Pidvolochisk #galicia

Milton Koch
 

Salomon was married to Marjem Bernstein Fruhschein in 1925, in
Pidvolochisk, Poland (now Ukraine).

I am looking for any descendants and/or other family >from this couple.

Salomon Barbasch was the brother of my PGM, Feige Barbasch.

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

BARBASCH / GUNSBERG - Pidvolochisk


Viewmate: town names in Bessarabia #bessarabia

Ruth <ruth@...>
 

An extract >from Salford Police Register of Aliens (dated 1920) lists
Moses BLOOMENFELD and his wife Sheva as Russian nationals and  shows
their places of birth. Neither town seems to exist and I am guessing
the places might have been misheard and/or written phonetically by an
English clerk.  Other family records identify them as coming >from
Bessarabia and mention Izmail and Akkerman.  They would have left
Bessarabia in the late 1880s. I am looking for help in trying to
identify these towns.

The extract on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76022

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you .

Ruth Bloomfield
London


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Viewmate: town names in Bessarabia #bessarabia

Ruth <ruth@...>
 

An extract >from Salford Police Register of Aliens (dated 1920) lists
Moses BLOOMENFELD and his wife Sheva as Russian nationals and  shows
their places of birth. Neither town seems to exist and I am guessing
the places might have been misheard and/or written phonetically by an
English clerk.  Other family records identify them as coming >from
Bessarabia and mention Izmail and Akkerman.  They would have left
Bessarabia in the late 1880s. I am looking for help in trying to
identify these towns.

The extract on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76022

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you .

Ruth Bloomfield
London


Re: Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of November 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of November 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Phase 6 of Beltsy Jewish Cemetery
and sent to JOWBR 525 burial records with 502 images. See information at the
Beltsy Jewish Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website
(https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/beltsi/BeltsiCemeteryReport.pdf ). We have now almost 5,000 burial records for Beltsy Jewish Cemetery, and more will come.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
-- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of
Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin,
Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, Soroki, etc, see the progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsNovember2019.pdf


Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in
our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of November 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of November 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Phase 6 of Beltsy Jewish Cemetery
and sent to JOWBR 525 burial records with 502 images. See information at the
Beltsy Jewish Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website
(https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/beltsi/BeltsiCemeteryReport.pdf ). We have now almost 5,000 burial records for Beltsy Jewish Cemetery, and more will come.

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
-- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of
Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin,
Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, Soroki, etc, see the progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsNovember2019.pdf


Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help us in
our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


on Delcampe - 02839 CDV Imperial Russia Odessa Jewish girl Sarah Kogan Photographer Rozvala (Item number: #567836781) #ukraine

Karen Campbell
 

https://www.delcampe.net/en_US/collectibles/photography/photographs/anonymous-persons/02839-cdv-imperial-russia-odessa-jewish-girl-sarah-kogan-photographer-rozvala-567836781.html

On Delcampe, there is a photograph of Sarah Kogan, >from Odessa, Ukraine. The link, above, will take you to the item for sale.

Karen Campbell

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs
President@...

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time mention of an item of genealogical interest for sale.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine on Delcampe - 02839 CDV Imperial Russia Odessa Jewish girl Sarah Kogan Photographer Rozvala (Item number: #567836781) #ukraine

Karen Campbell
 

https://www.delcampe.net/en_US/collectibles/photography/photographs/anonymous-persons/02839-cdv-imperial-russia-odessa-jewish-girl-sarah-kogan-photographer-rozvala-567836781.html

On Delcampe, there is a photograph of Sarah Kogan, >from Odessa, Ukraine. The link, above, will take you to the item for sale.

Karen Campbell

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
JGSWS President/Publicity/Programs
President@...

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one-time mention of an item of genealogical interest for sale.


Re: Khashchevate - Chashivater Aid Society

Mark Shapiro
 

According to JewishGen's Yizkor Book Database, the book is in Russian.


Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

Jean Warwick
 

you can search the Memorial de la Shoah web site in English, they have an English version of the website, here is the url:  
http://www.memorialdelashoah.org/en

At the top of the Memorial de la Shoah home page, there is the word "Drancy," (which is a link to info about the Drancy Camp, which was on the outskirts of Paris)
and next to that are the letters "EN" these will take you to the English language version of the website

Regards
Jean Warwick
Coventry, England, UK


Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

Ellen
 

I completely agree that most of these documents should be transferred to the National Archives rather than being held hostage by the USCIS.  They are of historic value and in many cases pertain to people who have been deceased for decades.  I made this point in the comment I submitted on the proposal.  

Ellen
Saratoga County, NY


Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

Ellen
 

This is a great list of resources.  Links can also be found at https://www.jewishgen.org/French/links.htm.


The next program of the JGS of Montreal:

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal, in association with the 
Jewish Public Library - our next program:
John Diener
Organizing and Running an International Family Reunion
John Diener has been researching his family for over 20 years,
and has connected with hundreds of cousins, 
most of whom he has never met.  
In partnership with 2 cousins, he organized a reunion
held in New Jersey in July 2019.  He will discuss the
motivation to hold the reunion, the planning involved,
the lining up of speakers, and will 
report on the actual reunion itself.
 
The meeting will be held on
Monday, December 02, 2019  at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings
 
For all information on our upcoming meetings
& Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops - 
JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
 514-484-0969
Please view the JGS of Montreal website: 
http://jgs-montreal.org/  
and look for us in Facebook
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


family of Salomon Ginsberg Barbasch from Pidvolochisk #poland

Milton Koch
 

Salomon was married to Marjem Bernstein Fruhschein in 1925, in
Pidvolochisk, Poland (now Ukraine).
I am looking for any descendants and/or other family >from this couple.
Salomon Barbasch was the brother of my PGM, Feige Barbasch.
Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
BARBASCH/GINSBERG-Pidvolochisk


JRI Poland #Poland family of Salomon Ginsberg Barbasch from Pidvolochisk #poland

Milton Koch
 

Salomon was married to Marjem Bernstein Fruhschein in 1925, in
Pidvolochisk, Poland (now Ukraine).
I am looking for any descendants and/or other family >from this couple.
Salomon Barbasch was the brother of my PGM, Feige Barbasch.
Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
BARBASCH/GINSBERG-Pidvolochisk


Seeking information on BRISKE (Berlin), SALZ (Berlin), WALTER (Cleveland, OH), BRABANT (Cleveland, OH) #germany

Irene Peters <iupfamilyresearch@...>
 

Dear GerSIGers,

I have a distant collateral connection to the BRISKE family, so a friend and I
are asking this to learn more information on the BRISKE family branch
from Berlin:
The family came to Berlin >from Posen. The father, Otto BRISKE (b 1871,
Posen, d 21 Feb 1941, Berlin) owned a house on Bismarckstrasse in
Berlin-Wannsee. His brother Paul BRISKE (b. 1868, Posen, d 7 Sep 1942,
Berlin) apparently owned a company (Briske and Prohl) in Berlin
involved in the train/railway industry, which he had likely been
forced to sell by 1939.

We want to know more about the family of Otto BRISKE (wife was
Gertrud LESSER) and specifically his son Kurt.
Here is what I have on Kurt's family and known siblings so far:

Kurt (Curt) Martin BRISKE, b 18 Dec 1897, Berlin. Married to Lydia
BRISKE, nee STOLZ (b. 28 Sep 1898, Berlin). In 1939, resided at
Bayernallee 19 a in Berlin, and after the war, at Reichsstrasse 104,
Berlin. He likely survived the Nazi regime in Germany because his wife
was non-Jewish.

Kurt and Lydia's son, Gert Eberhard BRISKE, b. 26 Jan 1926, d. Aug
1983, USA. Married to Miriam S. RIPPLE.
Kurt's sister Erna SALZ, nee BRISKE, b. 18 Dec 1898, Berlin. Deported
to Piaski Ghetto and perished before 8 May 1945.

Kurt's sister Annemarie BRABANT, nee BRISKE, b. 24 May 1912, Berlin.
In 1939, resided as Annemarie BRABANT at Bismarckstrasse 29,
Berlin-Wannsee (Today: Morgensternstrasse). In 1959, resided at 1850
Coventry Rd, Cleveland, OH. No further information is known.
Kurt's sister Gerda WALTER, nee BRISKE, b. 1 Apr 1904, Berlin. After
the war likely resided in Cleveland, Ohio. No further information is
known.

Another BRISKEs who in 1939 resided at the above-mentioned address of
Bayernallee 19 a, Berlin but whose exact connection is as of yet
unknown (possibly Kurt's son?):
Rolf BRISKE, b. 4 Aug 1923.

Does anyone know anything about this family? Does Kurt have any living
descendants? Also: Is anyone familiar with the sisters and would know
if there are any living descendants who could be contacted?

Thank you for your help. Best regards,

Irene Peters, Berlin, Germany @Melu