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Seeking your donation to the GerSIG Speaker Bureau #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSiggers,

As you are probably already aware, expert historian, Gerhard Buck,
will be the honoured GerSIG Guest Speaker and research consultant
during the IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington DC in
August, 2011.

GerSIG now needs your financial support to make this a reality.
Please make a donation now to the GerSIG Speaker Bureau by clicking:
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=13

Mr. Buck is flying >from Germany to the US specifically for this
conference and will be present throughout the event. He is speaking
twice during the conference and will also be available as a resource
to conference attendees throughout the week, >from Sunday (in the SIG
Fair) right through to the end of the conference on Friday.

Thanks

Jeanette Rosenberg and Nancy Adelson
GerSIG Directors; Conference and Event Planning
London, UK and Seattle, WA
@JeanetteRRosenbergOBE and nancyadelson@...


German SIG #Germany Seeking your donation to the GerSIG Speaker Bureau #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSiggers,

As you are probably already aware, expert historian, Gerhard Buck,
will be the honoured GerSIG Guest Speaker and research consultant
during the IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington DC in
August, 2011.

GerSIG now needs your financial support to make this a reality.
Please make a donation now to the GerSIG Speaker Bureau by clicking:
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=13

Mr. Buck is flying >from Germany to the US specifically for this
conference and will be present throughout the event. He is speaking
twice during the conference and will also be available as a resource
to conference attendees throughout the week, >from Sunday (in the SIG
Fair) right through to the end of the conference on Friday.

Thanks

Jeanette Rosenberg and Nancy Adelson
GerSIG Directors; Conference and Event Planning
London, UK and Seattle, WA
@JeanetteRRosenbergOBE and nancyadelson@...


Towns in Hungary #hungary

Niftee
 

HI

I was wondering if any of these towns truly existed in Hungary as I have
found them on some immigration records for my Lovinger family. If so I
would like to know where they are located
Dultaza, gesztete,hauwa and alsovaly

Thanks

Elissa Boyet


Hungary SIG #Hungary Towns in Hungary #hungary

Niftee
 

HI

I was wondering if any of these towns truly existed in Hungary as I have
found them on some immigration records for my Lovinger family. If so I
would like to know where they are located
Dultaza, gesztete,hauwa and alsovaly

Thanks

Elissa Boyet


David Kessler, actor #yiddish

Louis Kessler
 

My late father, Bernard Kessler, was born in Trenton, NJ.
He claimed that David Kessler was his grandfather's first cousin.
Bernard's father, Louis Kessler (Lazarus Keszler per turn-of-the century
Hungarin passport) was >from Munkatch (Mukachevo).

Louis Kessler
louiskessler@...

Moderator's mote: The above was in response to a query by Ronnie Hess Rosner
about a possible connection to the actor David Kessler.


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre David Kessler, actor #yiddish

Louis Kessler
 

My late father, Bernard Kessler, was born in Trenton, NJ.
He claimed that David Kessler was his grandfather's first cousin.
Bernard's father, Louis Kessler (Lazarus Keszler per turn-of-the century
Hungarin passport) was >from Munkatch (Mukachevo).

Louis Kessler
louiskessler@...

Moderator's mote: The above was in response to a query by Ronnie Hess Rosner
about a possible connection to the actor David Kessler.


Re: Leaving Russia In 1914 #general

Joseph Laden
 

My father, his mom, and two sisters also left >from Germany in 1914. Their
German ship, the Prinz Oskar, sailed >from Hamburg on July 21. WW1 hostilities
began 0n July 28 while they were in route. He always said that a British sub
tracked them menacingly in the Atlantic.

BTW, the Lusitania unfortunately was carrying many Jewish immigrants when it was
torpedoed bringing the USA into the war. My grandfather had brothers who came
years earlier on that same ship >from Liverpool.

Joseph Laden
Researching LADYZHINSKY, PODJARSKI, DROZ, ROSENFELD, and SORKIN >from Geisin,
Shpola, Taln'e, and Smela

Sallie Posniak <sallieposniak@...> wrote:

My father left Russia >from Germany in August, 1914.
He was aboard a ship [I assume, German but don't know for certain] on the
day that WW1 broke out. He and all passengers were transferred >from that
ship to another.
I don't know the name of the first ship?
I don't know the name of the second ship?
I don't know which German port he left from?
What port the ship arrived?
How long a trip would take?
Is there anyone else who has the same problem with a family member?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Leaving Russia In 1914 #general

Joseph Laden
 

My father, his mom, and two sisters also left >from Germany in 1914. Their
German ship, the Prinz Oskar, sailed >from Hamburg on July 21. WW1 hostilities
began 0n July 28 while they were in route. He always said that a British sub
tracked them menacingly in the Atlantic.

BTW, the Lusitania unfortunately was carrying many Jewish immigrants when it was
torpedoed bringing the USA into the war. My grandfather had brothers who came
years earlier on that same ship >from Liverpool.

Joseph Laden
Researching LADYZHINSKY, PODJARSKI, DROZ, ROSENFELD, and SORKIN >from Geisin,
Shpola, Taln'e, and Smela

Sallie Posniak <sallieposniak@...> wrote:

My father left Russia >from Germany in August, 1914.
He was aboard a ship [I assume, German but don't know for certain] on the
day that WW1 broke out. He and all passengers were transferred >from that
ship to another.
I don't know the name of the first ship?
I don't know the name of the second ship?
I don't know which German port he left from?
What port the ship arrived?
How long a trip would take?
Is there anyone else who has the same problem with a family member?


Information regarding Louis Landsman #yiddish

Ronnie Hess
 

Dear JewishGen,

I have been researching my husband's family for several years and in
particular the question of whether there was a relative who was a
Yiddish actor. Recently, I found the 1920 citizenship petition of my
huband's uncle who listed as a witness Louis F. Landsman. Landsman's
occupation, according to the document, was "actor." Another witness
was Abraham D. Weiss, manager. Can any one provide background on
Landsman or Weiss? Were witnesses usually people well-known to the
petitioner or could they be merely casual acquaintances at the time
the document might have been signed?

Another link to the Yiddish actor question might concern David
Kessler, about whom, of course, much is known. My husband's
grandmother was a Kessler, but >from Got/Gotha in what was then Austria-
Hungary and now the Ukraine. Kessler's family came >from Romania and I
have not been able to establish any connection at all.

Many thanks,

(Ms.) Ronnie Hess Rosner
Madison, Wisconsin


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Information regarding Louis Landsman #yiddish

Ronnie Hess
 

Dear JewishGen,

I have been researching my husband's family for several years and in
particular the question of whether there was a relative who was a
Yiddish actor. Recently, I found the 1920 citizenship petition of my
huband's uncle who listed as a witness Louis F. Landsman. Landsman's
occupation, according to the document, was "actor." Another witness
was Abraham D. Weiss, manager. Can any one provide background on
Landsman or Weiss? Were witnesses usually people well-known to the
petitioner or could they be merely casual acquaintances at the time
the document might have been signed?

Another link to the Yiddish actor question might concern David
Kessler, about whom, of course, much is known. My husband's
grandmother was a Kessler, but >from Got/Gotha in what was then Austria-
Hungary and now the Ukraine. Kessler's family came >from Romania and I
have not been able to establish any connection at all.

Many thanks,

(Ms.) Ronnie Hess Rosner
Madison, Wisconsin


Whereabouts of BMD Archives for Posen pre-1890 #germany

Stephen Brown
 

MODERATOR REMINDER:
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This question has been asked and answered in this forum many times. The
list archives are always worth checking when you have a basic question like
this one. Also, the GerSIG website "Resources" and "Community History" pages
provide links to basic archive sources and the JewishGen website has a
"Search this website" feature.

Dear Colleagues

Could anyone kindly provide me with information regarding where the
BMD Archives for the former East Prussian territories of Posen which
are now in Poznan, Poland are now stored?

I am particularly interested in tracing ancestors who originated in Gollantsch
(now Golancz) and left to live in England in the 1870s and 1880s.

Please reply privately to smbrown65@...

Thank you in anticipation. Stephen M Brown Manchester UK


German SIG #Germany Whereabouts of BMD Archives for Posen pre-1890 #germany

Stephen Brown
 

MODERATOR REMINDER:
All messages posted to this and other SIG lists are archived and searchable.
This question has been asked and answered in this forum many times. The
list archives are always worth checking when you have a basic question like
this one. Also, the GerSIG website "Resources" and "Community History" pages
provide links to basic archive sources and the JewishGen website has a
"Search this website" feature.

Dear Colleagues

Could anyone kindly provide me with information regarding where the
BMD Archives for the former East Prussian territories of Posen which
are now in Poznan, Poland are now stored?

I am particularly interested in tracing ancestors who originated in Gollantsch
(now Golancz) and left to live in England in the 1870s and 1880s.

Please reply privately to smbrown65@...

Thank you in anticipation. Stephen M Brown Manchester UK


Re: Searching for Judsiche Volkszeitung newspaper 1883 #germany

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

Jewish publications online can be also found here:
http://www.compactmemory.de/

These were all published in Germany, so may not be what you are
looking for.
But this resource is great and is worth mentioning anyway.
They do have "Juedisches Volksblat" and "Juedische Volkstimme".

Ilan Szekely, Motza Elite, Jerusalem, tcdb@...

RE: Searching for Judsiche Volkszeitung newspaper 1883

From: "Paul King" <pauledking@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: Searching for Judsiche Volkszeitung newspaper 1883 #germany

Ilan Szekely <tcdb@...>
 

Jewish publications online can be also found here:
http://www.compactmemory.de/

These were all published in Germany, so may not be what you are
looking for.
But this resource is great and is worth mentioning anyway.
They do have "Juedisches Volksblat" and "Juedische Volkstimme".

Ilan Szekely, Motza Elite, Jerusalem, tcdb@...

RE: Searching for Judsiche Volkszeitung newspaper 1883

From: "Paul King" <pauledking@...>


Re: Port of entry - USA #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Providence was a destination. "...in 1919, and Providence achieved the
rank of America's fifth-largest immigrant-landing port."
[>from the web page below]

The Fabre ship line was mostly responsible for this growth. Because of the
quotas mentioned by Rose, Fabre expanded it shipping routes, and picked up
passengers >from more places including the Middle East.

There is more information here
http://www.providencepiers.com/inner.php?section=about&page=history-fabre

It is also possible that the fares were less than going to NY, since they
were trying to increase their business.

Did they stay in Rhode Island or did they move on?

There is a Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association with a website here
http://www.rijha.org/index.html

Lisa Lapore
#110233
Mendon, Massachusetts

Rose Feldman <rosef@...> wrote:

My mother landed there in Nov 1922. It was already the period of the quotas,
and I am guessing that those that missed arriving at NY in time for the
first of the month, got off at other ports.
Israel Pikholz <IsraelP@...> wrote
I just had my first experience with passengers arriving at Providence. Sailing
was >from Jaffa in 1929. I don't recall any discussion of this possibility
before, but even if there was, it may be useful to mention it again.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Port of entry - USA #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Providence was a destination. "...in 1919, and Providence achieved the
rank of America's fifth-largest immigrant-landing port."
[>from the web page below]

The Fabre ship line was mostly responsible for this growth. Because of the
quotas mentioned by Rose, Fabre expanded it shipping routes, and picked up
passengers >from more places including the Middle East.

There is more information here
http://www.providencepiers.com/inner.php?section=about&page=history-fabre

It is also possible that the fares were less than going to NY, since they
were trying to increase their business.

Did they stay in Rhode Island or did they move on?

There is a Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association with a website here
http://www.rijha.org/index.html

Lisa Lapore
#110233
Mendon, Massachusetts

Rose Feldman <rosef@...> wrote:

My mother landed there in Nov 1922. It was already the period of the quotas,
and I am guessing that those that missed arriving at NY in time for the
first of the month, got off at other ports.
Israel Pikholz <IsraelP@...> wrote
I just had my first experience with passengers arriving at Providence. Sailing
was >from Jaffa in 1929. I don't recall any discussion of this possibility
before, but even if there was, it may be useful to mention it again.


Looking for RUCHKIN #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear Genners
I am looking for info regarding Hildegrade nee RUCHKIN or her descendants.
She was born 9.3.1928 in New Haven Conn. To Samuel RUCHKIN and Lea. Their
address in 1937 was 423 Foundation str.
I would ALSO like to ask A favor if any of you going to the workers circle
cemetery at Farwell street - to take a picture of her fathers' stone
- 495 (is that a plot?) I need to know his father's name.

Lea Haber Gedalia
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately unless you are offering methods or
techniques of more general interest. Also, if you plan to respond to the
request for a gravestone photo, please contact Lea prior to your trip to
avoid duplication of effort.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for RUCHKIN #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear Genners
I am looking for info regarding Hildegrade nee RUCHKIN or her descendants.
She was born 9.3.1928 in New Haven Conn. To Samuel RUCHKIN and Lea. Their
address in 1937 was 423 Foundation str.
I would ALSO like to ask A favor if any of you going to the workers circle
cemetery at Farwell street - to take a picture of her fathers' stone
- 495 (is that a plot?) I need to know his father's name.

Lea Haber Gedalia
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately unless you are offering methods or
techniques of more general interest. Also, if you plan to respond to the
request for a gravestone photo, please contact Lea prior to your trip to
avoid duplication of effort.


"Genetic Genealogy for Beginners" - Free Webinar - Tuesday, May 3 #general

Elise
 

JewishGenners,

The next *free* Genetic Genealogy for Beginners webinar, hosted by Relative
Roots, will be held on Tuesday, May 3.

*Genetic Genealogy for Beginners: DNA is the "Gene" in Genealogy*

What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I
order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a
geneticist to understand my results?

If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to
these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will
learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics
and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests
available for genealogy, and learn about resources that will help you make
the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience. Focus will be on the genetic
genealogy tests offered by JewishGen's DNA testing partner, Family Tree DNA.

*Discount >from Family Tree DNA*

Attendees of Relative Roots' DNA webinars receive an exclusive, limited-time
discount on select tests >from Family Tree DNA.

*Two Live Sessions*

To accommodate attendees in different time zones, we're offering two live
sessions:

Session A: Tuesday, May 3
10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern, 5pm GMT, 8pm Israel
Register at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/484546470

Session B: Tuesday, May 3
5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern, 12am GMT
Register at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/815553966

We strongly recommend registering in advance of the start time of the
webinar, especially if you've never attended a webinar before, to ensure
that you don't have any problems with the registration process.

*On-Demand Webinars Now Available!*

Starting in May, recordings of Relative Roots webinars will now be available
on-demand so you can watch and listen at your convenience.

To access a recording of the upcoming May 3 webinar, simply register for one
of the live sessions, then within 24 hours after the live webinar ends, you
will receive an email that includes a link to the recording. Alternatively,
you can visit the Relative Roots Webinars website after May 3 to access the
recordings - http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/

*What is a Webinar?*

Webinars are "web-based seminars" -- presentations given via the internet.
You attend >from the comfort of your own home, see and hear the presentation
via your own computer (or you can listen by phone if your computer doesn't
have speakers), and you can ask questions just like you can at an in-person
presentation.

Regards,

Elise Friedman
Relative Roots
www.relativeroots.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Genetic Genealogy for Beginners" - Free Webinar - Tuesday, May 3 #general

Elise
 

JewishGenners,

The next *free* Genetic Genealogy for Beginners webinar, hosted by Relative
Roots, will be held on Tuesday, May 3.

*Genetic Genealogy for Beginners: DNA is the "Gene" in Genealogy*

What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I
order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a
geneticist to understand my results?

If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to
these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will
learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics
and inheritance paths, learn about the different types of DNA tests
available for genealogy, and learn about resources that will help you make
the most of your Genetic Genealogy experience. Focus will be on the genetic
genealogy tests offered by JewishGen's DNA testing partner, Family Tree DNA.

*Discount >from Family Tree DNA*

Attendees of Relative Roots' DNA webinars receive an exclusive, limited-time
discount on select tests >from Family Tree DNA.

*Two Live Sessions*

To accommodate attendees in different time zones, we're offering two live
sessions:

Session A: Tuesday, May 3
10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern, 5pm GMT, 8pm Israel
Register at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/484546470

Session B: Tuesday, May 3
5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern, 12am GMT
Register at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/815553966

We strongly recommend registering in advance of the start time of the
webinar, especially if you've never attended a webinar before, to ensure
that you don't have any problems with the registration process.

*On-Demand Webinars Now Available!*

Starting in May, recordings of Relative Roots webinars will now be available
on-demand so you can watch and listen at your convenience.

To access a recording of the upcoming May 3 webinar, simply register for one
of the live sessions, then within 24 hours after the live webinar ends, you
will receive an email that includes a link to the recording. Alternatively,
you can visit the Relative Roots Webinars website after May 3 to access the
recordings - http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/

*What is a Webinar?*

Webinars are "web-based seminars" -- presentations given via the internet.
You attend >from the comfort of your own home, see and hear the presentation
via your own computer (or you can listen by phone if your computer doesn't
have speakers), and you can ask questions just like you can at an in-person
presentation.

Regards,

Elise Friedman
Relative Roots
www.relativeroots.net