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What country did our ancestors come from? #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Dear friends,

Why did they come to Latvia? Which reason? >from which country?
These questions seem absurd, but my paternal Grandfather said, that her
mother, Sarah Usdin, born to Kusiel Alterman was Polish. But according to
the 1875 recods, her father Kusiel was born in Vishki.

So my question is WHY LATVIA?

Christine Usdin


JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Latvia SIG #Latvia What country did our ancestors come from? #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Dear friends,

Why did they come to Latvia? Which reason? >from which country?
These questions seem absurd, but my paternal Grandfather said, that her
mother, Sarah Usdin, born to Kusiel Alterman was Polish. But according to
the 1875 recods, her father Kusiel was born in Vishki.

So my question is WHY LATVIA?

Christine Usdin


Latvia SIG #Latvia JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator


Viewmate translation - Goldschmidt letter from Einartshausen #germany

Sandi Goldsmith
 

After many years of research I am still trying to connect my GOLDSMITH
family to the GOLDSCHMIDT'S of Einartshausen.

I would appreciate translation help with a German letter dated 1939 that I
have put on Viewmate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19084

I think it may be some kind of identification paper but don't understand
why it mentions a grandfather b. 1752.

I would be most grateful for your help. Please respond privately or on Viewmate.

Sandi Goldsmith, Johns Creek, Georgia, USA sand3410@...


German SIG #Germany Viewmate translation - Goldschmidt letter from Einartshausen #germany

Sandi Goldsmith
 

After many years of research I am still trying to connect my GOLDSMITH
family to the GOLDSCHMIDT'S of Einartshausen.

I would appreciate translation help with a German letter dated 1939 that I
have put on Viewmate:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19084

I think it may be some kind of identification paper but don't understand
why it mentions a grandfather b. 1752.

I would be most grateful for your help. Please respond privately or on Viewmate.

Sandi Goldsmith, Johns Creek, Georgia, USA sand3410@...


Jelgava birth and death records 1875. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jelgava birth and death records 1875. #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Re: Jelgava records #latvia

A. E. Jordan
 

I love all the records Christine Usdin has been so kind to post and I am
sure I speak for everyone on the lsit when I saw this is a wonderful effort
and so kind and helpful.

I am so disappointed to not have found my JORDAN family on these pages as
I have information >from the Archives in Riga that said they started in
Jelgava but later moved to Zabeln.

Anyone know if similar records exist for Zabeln online or will be done as
part of this effort to catalog the records?

Thanks

Allan Jordan


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jelgava records #latvia

A. E. Jordan
 

I love all the records Christine Usdin has been so kind to post and I am
sure I speak for everyone on the lsit when I saw this is a wonderful effort
and so kind and helpful.

I am so disappointed to not have found my JORDAN family on these pages as
I have information >from the Archives in Riga that said they started in
Jelgava but later moved to Zabeln.

Anyone know if similar records exist for Zabeln online or will be done as
part of this effort to catalog the records?

Thanks

Allan Jordan


Request photo of gravestone(s) #france

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear fellow members,

I would very much appreciate it if someone would take a
photograph of a gravestone of a cousin. The cousin's name is Ernst
BLAUKOPF. He was born in Vienna 25 September 1914. He was married to
Trude. Ernst left Vienna 18 September 1936 bound for Switzerland. The
only other information I have about him is that during WWII, he was a
partisan in France. He and his wife Trude were murdered by the Gestapo
on 26 September 1943 in Suresnes, Seine & Seine-et-Oise, France. He was
buried on 28 September 1943 in Cimetiere parisien d'Ivry. Location is
40 Division, 47 Ligne, NO. 41. I am not sure where his wife was buried.
If someone could obtain a photograph of the gravestone, I would greatly
appreciate it.

Thank you,
Thomas Weiss
Newton, MA 02461
USA
tfweiss@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Thomas privately before going to the
cemetery, to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.


Latvian Jewish ancestors #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Dear friends,

Since I have been translating the Raduraksti records, I found many names and
I am very surprised to find that very few people write to me or write to
Latvia sig to say they have found ancestors, compared to the number of names

I am also surprised by the fact that when I find a rabbi, a cantor, a
shochet, I find nothing on the internet. Neither text nor image.

I can not believe that all our ancestors have disappeared in the Holocaust.
Many have emigrated before the Holocaust and others, like my grandfather
ended up in France or elsewhere in Europe or in the world during World War I
or at least before or after the 1917 revolution.

I understand very well that for many, the roots are not important, but soon
there will be no more witnesses about the lives of our ancestors

and as the Talmud says:
"One is Not Dead Until Truly one's name is forgotten"

Christine Usdin


French SIG #France Request photo of gravestone(s) #france

Thomas F. Weiss
 

Dear fellow members,

I would very much appreciate it if someone would take a
photograph of a gravestone of a cousin. The cousin's name is Ernst
BLAUKOPF. He was born in Vienna 25 September 1914. He was married to
Trude. Ernst left Vienna 18 September 1936 bound for Switzerland. The
only other information I have about him is that during WWII, he was a
partisan in France. He and his wife Trude were murdered by the Gestapo
on 26 September 1943 in Suresnes, Seine & Seine-et-Oise, France. He was
buried on 28 September 1943 in Cimetiere parisien d'Ivry. Location is
40 Division, 47 Ligne, NO. 41. I am not sure where his wife was buried.
If someone could obtain a photograph of the gravestone, I would greatly
appreciate it.

Thank you,
Thomas Weiss
Newton, MA 02461
USA
tfweiss@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Thomas privately before going to the
cemetery, to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort.


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvian Jewish ancestors #latvia

Christine Usdin
 

Dear friends,

Since I have been translating the Raduraksti records, I found many names and
I am very surprised to find that very few people write to me or write to
Latvia sig to say they have found ancestors, compared to the number of names

I am also surprised by the fact that when I find a rabbi, a cantor, a
shochet, I find nothing on the internet. Neither text nor image.

I can not believe that all our ancestors have disappeared in the Holocaust.
Many have emigrated before the Holocaust and others, like my grandfather
ended up in France or elsewhere in Europe or in the world during World War I
or at least before or after the 1917 revolution.

I understand very well that for many, the roots are not important, but soon
there will be no more witnesses about the lives of our ancestors

and as the Talmud says:
"One is Not Dead Until Truly one's name is forgotten"

Christine Usdin


WG: marriages in Vienna #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

dear All
 
we upload all my  collected marriage-entry-images >from Vienna to
www.grave-pictures.at; you find them under the link gallery: marriages in
Vienna; they are sorted by year; now we made the year 1903, beginning with
1857;  the names under the images are my personal favourite names,  means
for example: 1906_wessely_winkler, BUT  on the same image  are also entries
for the marriage: Richard Melach with Gertrud Benesch, Barbasz with Anna
Berger, Moritz Koritschoner with Anna Zenker
 
to get out the best,  search the marriage at www.genteam.at and with the
year you get, try to find the entry on www.grave-pictures.at!
to help all others, enter in the field: comments, the family names, you
found
 
good luck
Traude
 
Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt

Email: traude.triebel@...
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Web:  http://www.grave-pictures.at
Web:  http://www.family-gruenwald.at


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech WG: marriages in Vienna #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

dear All
 
we upload all my  collected marriage-entry-images >from Vienna to
www.grave-pictures.at; you find them under the link gallery: marriages in
Vienna; they are sorted by year; now we made the year 1903, beginning with
1857;  the names under the images are my personal favourite names,  means
for example: 1906_wessely_winkler, BUT  on the same image  are also entries
for the marriage: Richard Melach with Gertrud Benesch, Barbasz with Anna
Berger, Moritz Koritschoner with Anna Zenker
 
to get out the best,  search the marriage at www.genteam.at and with the
year you get, try to find the entry on www.grave-pictures.at!
to help all others, enter in the field: comments, the family names, you
found
 
good luck
Traude
 
Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr. Neustadt

Email: traude.triebel@...
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Web:  http://www.grave-pictures.at
Web:  http://www.family-gruenwald.at


LEIMDORFER from Bittse (Trencsen) #austria-czech

oliverbryk@...
 

Three physicians named LEIMDORFER (O Umlaut) are among the graduates of the
University of Vienna's School of Medicine listed at www.genteam.at .

Dr. med. Armin LEIMDORFER received his degree in 1886; he was born in
NagyBittse (Trencsen) on 9 January 1859.

Dr. med. Leopold LEIMDORFER received his degree in 1879; he was born in
Bittse (Trencsen) on 15 December 1853 and died in Hohenau, Austria, on 24
December 1932. His wife was Rosa Kohn (1857-1892).

Leopold's son Alfred LEIMDORFER received his degree in 1910; he was born in
Hohenau on 26 June 1885 and died in Chicago, Illinois, on 9 April 1956.

I will be grateful for information about Leopold's and/or Armin's parents.

Oliver Bryk, San Francisco, < oliverbryk@... >


HANDGRIFF from Prosnitz (Prostejov) #austria-czech

Linda Shefler
 

My last request for help regarding the HANDGRIFF family >from Brno proved to
be tremendously successful and I've already personally thanked those who
helped! Now it's time to move on to the next place where I believe some of
my HANDGRIFF relatives were living, and that was Prosnitz, now Prostejov.
According to some ship manifests of family who went to Argentina and also
some turn of the century postcards, there was at least one branch of the
HANDGRIFF family living in Prosnitz at the turn of the century.

Can anyone recommend resources for Prostejov where I can get records for
people who lived there about 100 years ago? Any suggestions would be
greatly appreciated.

I mentioned the old postcards; I have a few scanned copies of postcards,
including pictures of Prosnitz >from that time. If anyone is interested, let
me know and I will happily send them to you.

As always, many thanks for your help!

Linda Silverman Shefler
Hod Ha Sharon
Linda.shefler@...


HELFER RELATIVES #austria-czech

Joyce Eastman
 

I am seeking information on anyone who might be related to my HELFER family
originating in Brody, Poland (now in the Ukraine). My paternal grandmother
was Sime Bruche HELFER b. 10/9/1880 in Brody, Poland, daughter of Judes
HELFER and Aron ZINKOWER; she was married to Salomon Wolf WILDER - also born
in Brody, Poland. My paternal grandparents emigrated to Vienna, Austria
from Brody, Poland. Vienna is where my father and his siblings were raised,
my grandfather was buried, and >from where my grandmother was transported to
Maly Trostinec by the Nazis to be killed by them and buried in a mass grave.

I am aware of a possible connection to Max HELFER (married to Rolina
HIRSCH), who was also born in Brody, Poland, and whose family ran an
orphanage in Hamburg, Germany. It is my belief that Max HELFER might be a
cousin of my grandmother. Since there are many records missing for Brody,
Poland at the Ukraine Archives, I am hoping that someone might be
researching the HELFER family >from Brody, Poland or Hamburg, Germany that
might have more information for me. I have already made a connection to the
ARENDAR family through the page of testimony left on Yad Vashem for Max
HELFER. However, this still did not clarify the relationship of Max HELFER
to my paternal grandmother. I have also been made aware that many people
with the surname of HELFER resided in France, but I have not been able to
make a connection there at all.

I have posted this message on the GerSIG and JRI-Poland Digest and have not
had any definitive responses >from there to date.

Please contact me privately if you have any information regarding Max
HELFER's relationship to my paternal grandmother or any relationship your
family may have to my HELFER relatives.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA

RESEARCHING: WILDER, HELFER: Brody, Poland/Ukraine, Hamburg, Germany and
Vienna, Austria;


Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


Zougrau = ? Cachrov #austria-czech

pierre28@...
 

In a document the person is said to be >from Zougrau. Using ShtetlSeeker the
first listing >from Czech Republic is Cachrov. This matches location for
other family members.

Where does the name Zougrau originate ?

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco
pierre1928@...