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Hebrew records form Szecseny #hungary

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I have received 42 pages of scans of a Hebrew record book 1793-1850 >from =
Szecseny, Hungary. Unfortunately my Hebrew is not good enough to read =
them. If anyone wants to make a project to transcribe these so they can =
be added to the Hungary database on JewishGen, please let me know and i =
can make them available.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Moderator: Thanks to Randy for bringing this to our attention. If you're interested in working on this effort
please contact Randy and Sarah Feuerstein sfeuerstein@talmon.ca H-SIG's Vital Records Coordinator.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hebrew records form Szecseny #hungary

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I have received 42 pages of scans of a Hebrew record book 1793-1850 >from =
Szecseny, Hungary. Unfortunately my Hebrew is not good enough to read =
them. If anyone wants to make a project to transcribe these so they can =
be added to the Hungary database on JewishGen, please let me know and i =
can make them available.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Moderator: Thanks to Randy for bringing this to our attention. If you're interested in working on this effort
please contact Randy and Sarah Feuerstein sfeuerstein@talmon.ca H-SIG's Vital Records Coordinator.


Re: CWERENBAUM in Minsk Maz Poland #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Denise

The easiest way to get hold of Kaluszyn documents is via Beit Hatefutsot

http://www.bh.org.il/database-articles.aspx?49436

All the best

Ben Forman

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Denise Azbill <famaz1@hotmail.com> wrote:
I found the surname CWERENBAUM, which is my grandmother's maiden name, in
the JRI-PL database list of names. It said it was in "PSA surnames 1856-1903."
And that it was in Minsk Maz, Kaluszyn, Warszawa...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: CWERENBAUM in Minsk Maz Poland #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Denise

The easiest way to get hold of Kaluszyn documents is via Beit Hatefutsot

http://www.bh.org.il/database-articles.aspx?49436

All the best

Ben Forman

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Denise Azbill <famaz1@hotmail.com> wrote:
I found the surname CWERENBAUM, which is my grandmother's maiden name, in
the JRI-PL database list of names. It said it was in "PSA surnames 1856-1903."
And that it was in Minsk Maz, Kaluszyn, Warszawa...


Million documents dealing with Jewish communities that were wipped out in Soviet Union #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Though I have yet to find an announcement in English, Ha'aretz
newspaper in Hebrew announced that a million documents dealing with
the Jewish communities that were wiped out in the Soviet Union will be
made available. If you right click on the article you can get a
translation.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1683821
Hopefully there will be announcement in English soon as the Holocaust
Remembrance Day in Israel approaches.

Here is another link about a new website chronicling the unusual
history of Jewish Holocaust-era theater
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/new-website-chronicles-unusual-history-of-jewish-holocaust-era-theater-1.423655

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy

MODERATORS NOTE: The article has now been published in English and Rose has
supplied a direct link to the English version:
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/silent-holocaust-finds-its-voice-wartime-documents-tell-story-of-lost-soviet-community-1.423644
http://tinyurl.com/6tl4gzs [MOD]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Million documents dealing with Jewish communities that were wipped out in Soviet Union #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Though I have yet to find an announcement in English, Ha'aretz
newspaper in Hebrew announced that a million documents dealing with
the Jewish communities that were wiped out in the Soviet Union will be
made available. If you right click on the article you can get a
translation.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1683821
Hopefully there will be announcement in English soon as the Holocaust
Remembrance Day in Israel approaches.

Here is another link about a new website chronicling the unusual
history of Jewish Holocaust-era theater
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/new-website-chronicles-unusual-history-of-jewish-holocaust-era-theater-1.423655

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy

MODERATORS NOTE: The article has now been published in English and Rose has
supplied a direct link to the English version:
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/silent-holocaust-finds-its-voice-wartime-documents-tell-story-of-lost-soviet-community-1.423644
http://tinyurl.com/6tl4gzs [MOD]


Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data to
JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If you
prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how JOWBR
works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org Thank
you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
nta@pipeline.com


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Help Grow JOWBR - Next Update #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) Database (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) will be in
June and will include all submissions made through May 31. Per JOWBR's
requirements, submissions should include complete cemeteries or cemetery
sections, not individual family burial information.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.7 million Jewish burial records >from 65
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would appreciate
if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data to
JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If you
prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how JOWBR
works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org Thank
you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
nta@pipeline.com


State archive records less than 100 years old #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

Avraham Yehoshua Kahana asked why JRI-Poland indexing teams do not go to the
local civil offices to index records. The answer is there are no teams.
Virtually all records that are indexed on all of the SIGs come >from efforts
by the LDS Church to film vital records everywhere around the world. Due to
privacy rules in most countries, they are only allowed to film records in
the State Archives. In Poland, as in most other European countries, these
records are not available for mass filming before the end of the privacy
period. Individual researchers can go and examine local records under
whatever rules may apply in each locality. Here in the United States, and
wherever the Mormons have a presence, microfilms of the original records are
available at most LDS churches in their attached Family History Centers.
You may have to order the appropriate film reels >from Salt Lake City, but
they are available for a token fee. The indexes are necessary to order the
right reel and to help you find the record amongst thousands on a reel.

There are still millions of Jewish records the Mormons have filmed
throughout Europe that have not yet been indexed by SIGs. If you are
interested in organizing or participating in a project to index records,
contact your SIGs of interest to find out what is necessary and available.
In order to index records, you will need some basic familiarity with
Microsoft Excel and some spare time to help your fellow researchers find
family records. You don't even have to leave your living room to do this
work. You can even do it in Israel. There are many different translation
guides available to help you figure out what information is on each record.
Unfortunately, there are still some areas of eastern Europe that are
off-limits to the Mormons still and other areas are just now being filmed.
However, there are still many projects available.

Chuck Weinstein
Ukraine SIG Towns and Districts Director
Cmw521@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen State archive records less than 100 years old #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

Avraham Yehoshua Kahana asked why JRI-Poland indexing teams do not go to the
local civil offices to index records. The answer is there are no teams.
Virtually all records that are indexed on all of the SIGs come >from efforts
by the LDS Church to film vital records everywhere around the world. Due to
privacy rules in most countries, they are only allowed to film records in
the State Archives. In Poland, as in most other European countries, these
records are not available for mass filming before the end of the privacy
period. Individual researchers can go and examine local records under
whatever rules may apply in each locality. Here in the United States, and
wherever the Mormons have a presence, microfilms of the original records are
available at most LDS churches in their attached Family History Centers.
You may have to order the appropriate film reels >from Salt Lake City, but
they are available for a token fee. The indexes are necessary to order the
right reel and to help you find the record amongst thousands on a reel.

There are still millions of Jewish records the Mormons have filmed
throughout Europe that have not yet been indexed by SIGs. If you are
interested in organizing or participating in a project to index records,
contact your SIGs of interest to find out what is necessary and available.
In order to index records, you will need some basic familiarity with
Microsoft Excel and some spare time to help your fellow researchers find
family records. You don't even have to leave your living room to do this
work. You can even do it in Israel. There are many different translation
guides available to help you figure out what information is on each record.
Unfortunately, there are still some areas of eastern Europe that are
off-limits to the Mormons still and other areas are just now being filmed.
However, there are still many projects available.

Chuck Weinstein
Ukraine SIG Towns and Districts Director
Cmw521@earthlink.net


Million documents dealing with Jewish communities that were wipped out in Soviet Union #poland

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Ha'aretz newspaper announced that a million documents dealing
with the Jewish communities that were wiped out in the Soviet Union
will be made available. Here is the article in Hebrew:
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1683821

The same article has now been published in English. Here is the URL -
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/silent-holocaust-finds-its-voice-wartime-documents-tell-story-of-lost-soviet-community-1.423644
( moderator: or http://tinyurl.com/6tl4gzs )

Thanks to Michael Shade for the update on our facebook page.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Here is another link about a new website chronicling the unusual
history of Jewish Holocaust-era theater
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/new-website-chronicles-unusual-history-of-jewish-holocaust-era-theater-1.423655
( moderator or http://tinyurl.com/buemruk )

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy


JRI Poland #Poland Million documents dealing with Jewish communities that were wipped out in Soviet Union #poland

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Ha'aretz newspaper announced that a million documents dealing
with the Jewish communities that were wiped out in the Soviet Union
will be made available. Here is the article in Hebrew:
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/education/1.1683821

The same article has now been published in English. Here is the URL -
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/silent-holocaust-finds-its-voice-wartime-documents-tell-story-of-lost-soviet-community-1.423644
( moderator: or http://tinyurl.com/6tl4gzs )

Thanks to Michael Shade for the update on our facebook page.

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Here is another link about a new website chronicling the unusual
history of Jewish Holocaust-era theater
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/new-website-chronicles-unusual-history-of-jewish-holocaust-era-theater-1.423655
( moderator or http://tinyurl.com/buemruk )

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http://facebook.com/israelgenealogy


JGSCT April 15, 2012 program #general

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greetings,

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will meet Sunday, April 15, 2012
at Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown.

Dr. Ruth Brennan has recently completed Gathering Family, a memoir of her
family's immigration. Join us at 1:30 to hear Ruth's grandmother's amazing
journey across Eastern Europe.

www.jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCT April 15, 2012 program #general

Marcia Indianer Meyers <marciarthur@...>
 

Greetings,

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will meet Sunday, April 15, 2012
at Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown.

Dr. Ruth Brennan has recently completed Gathering Family, a memoir of her
family's immigration. Join us at 1:30 to hear Ruth's grandmother's amazing
journey across Eastern Europe.

www.jgsct-jewish-genealogy.org

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@sbcglobal.net


Histadrut Membership Number #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have information that a family member, Shraga ROMBRO was a member of
the Histadrut in Israel. His "Chaver Histadrut"
number was #14445.

Is there a way of obtaining more information on him using this number?
Are there any records available?


Chag Sameach,

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA
CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Histadrut Membership Number #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

I have information that a family member, Shraga ROMBRO was a member of
the Histadrut in Israel. His "Chaver Histadrut"
number was #14445.

Is there a way of obtaining more information on him using this number?
Are there any records available?


Chag Sameach,

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA
CRomRider@aol.com


Olive Muriel de SMIDT - London (Erroll Mervyn de SMIDT) #unitedkingdom

mbenedict51@...
 

There is a record on the England & Wales General Records Office (GRO) index for a
marriage in the last quarter of 1904, for Erroll Mervyn de SMIDT and either Ethel
May JONES (or FRISBY) or Daisy PEPPIATT. Other records suggest that, of the two,
the bride would have been Ethel May FRISBY, née JONES.


It would seem that he appears in the 1891 census as having been born in Calcutta
(now Kolkata), and was the son of Helen De SMIDT (married, but no husband at home
at the time). In the 1881 census, his parents are shown as Hyde (a master mariner,
b Cape Town, in South Africa) and Ellen (an alternative version of Helen) - without
the "de" preceding "Smidt"; and there is a large family of siblings for Errol.
I notice that "Hyde" could easily be a mistake for "Hy de", meaning "Henry de",
and inspection of the census image shows that that is exactly what has happened.
There is a British Library database, which allows you to search India Office
records, but no immediate hits look relevant.


There are mentions of his name in the London Gazette Archives (freely searchable
online, using OCR), recording an army career, in the Royal Artillery and Army
Ordnance Department, >from 1897, and shows he was awarded the CMG by 1916, promoted
to Lt Col in 1926. If you have access to newspaper archives, then it is likely
that his history will have been picked up there, too.


There's a GRO index entry for the death of an Errol M De SMIDT in York, in the
second quarter of 1931, at the age of 54.

I have CC'd you directly, in case JCR-UK SIG's system decides that the message
is spam.

good hunting
Mary
SW Herts, UK




________________________________

Subject: Olive Muriel de SMIDT - London
From: andreconvers@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:44:47 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Subject : Olive Muriel de SMIDT - London

I have a copy of the marriage certificate in Paris 16th district on 02 april 1901 of my relative Joseph CERF, lawyer, born 29 april 1874 in Rio de Janeiro and of Miss Olive Muriel de SMIDT born in London 05 december 1879 of Henry de SMIDT deceased and Helen Jane DURHAM.
One witness at the weeding was Erroll Mervyn de SMIDT, 23 years old, artillery lieutenant in the British army, brother of Olive Muriel.

In a 2005 unclaimed Swiss bank account list I found the names of Joseph CERF and Olive Muriel de SMIDT.

I like to find information on relatives of above couple.

Andre CONVERS
Louveciennes, France


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Olive Muriel de SMIDT - London (Erroll Mervyn de SMIDT) #unitedkingdom

mbenedict51@...
 

There is a record on the England & Wales General Records Office (GRO) index for a
marriage in the last quarter of 1904, for Erroll Mervyn de SMIDT and either Ethel
May JONES (or FRISBY) or Daisy PEPPIATT. Other records suggest that, of the two,
the bride would have been Ethel May FRISBY, née JONES.


It would seem that he appears in the 1891 census as having been born in Calcutta
(now Kolkata), and was the son of Helen De SMIDT (married, but no husband at home
at the time). In the 1881 census, his parents are shown as Hyde (a master mariner,
b Cape Town, in South Africa) and Ellen (an alternative version of Helen) - without
the "de" preceding "Smidt"; and there is a large family of siblings for Errol.
I notice that "Hyde" could easily be a mistake for "Hy de", meaning "Henry de",
and inspection of the census image shows that that is exactly what has happened.
There is a British Library database, which allows you to search India Office
records, but no immediate hits look relevant.


There are mentions of his name in the London Gazette Archives (freely searchable
online, using OCR), recording an army career, in the Royal Artillery and Army
Ordnance Department, >from 1897, and shows he was awarded the CMG by 1916, promoted
to Lt Col in 1926. If you have access to newspaper archives, then it is likely
that his history will have been picked up there, too.


There's a GRO index entry for the death of an Errol M De SMIDT in York, in the
second quarter of 1931, at the age of 54.

I have CC'd you directly, in case JCR-UK SIG's system decides that the message
is spam.

good hunting
Mary
SW Herts, UK




________________________________

Subject: Olive Muriel de SMIDT - London
From: andreconvers@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:44:47 +0200
X-Message-Number: 1

Subject : Olive Muriel de SMIDT - London

I have a copy of the marriage certificate in Paris 16th district on 02 april 1901 of my relative Joseph CERF, lawyer, born 29 april 1874 in Rio de Janeiro and of Miss Olive Muriel de SMIDT born in London 05 december 1879 of Henry de SMIDT deceased and Helen Jane DURHAM.
One witness at the weeding was Erroll Mervyn de SMIDT, 23 years old, artillery lieutenant in the British army, brother of Olive Muriel.

In a 2005 unclaimed Swiss bank account list I found the names of Joseph CERF and Olive Muriel de SMIDT.

I like to find information on relatives of above couple.

Andre CONVERS
Louveciennes, France


Name Translation Query #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Most searches use a soundex that finds not only that name, but others with
similar pronunciations. Under these systems, the "S" or "TS" sounds are
similar to soft "C", vowels are disregarded, and "P,F,V, and B" sounds are
regarded similarly. Spelling was a very inexact science 100 years ago,
especially in names. So Tsivlin or Sivlan is also connected to Caplan, but
not Kaplan.

Chuck Weinstein
Bellport, NY
Cmw521@earthlink.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Name Translation Query #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Most searches use a soundex that finds not only that name, but others with
similar pronunciations. Under these systems, the "S" or "TS" sounds are
similar to soft "C", vowels are disregarded, and "P,F,V, and B" sounds are
regarded similarly. Spelling was a very inexact science 100 years ago,
especially in names. So Tsivlin or Sivlan is also connected to Caplan, but
not Kaplan.

Chuck Weinstein
Bellport, NY
Cmw521@earthlink.net

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