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Halpern family #general

Deborah Lane
 

To Jewish Genners,
I am wondering if anyone can help me figure out what town my
great-great-grandparents were from, and perhaps help me decipher other information
This is the general information: Sam and Malke (who later is called Mollie)
Halpern, my great-great-grandparents, are listed in the US 1900 census as living
in New York, having immigrated 4 years earlier in 1896 >from Austria. They are
listed with three children, Eva age 18 (my great grandmother), Annie age 16 and
Sam age 14 (odd he should have the same name as his father?), and the mother,
Malke, as having had 7 children with 3 living (I am not sure if that means "living"
or "living with her"). In the 1905 NY state census, Sam and Mollie are listed with
two children, Eva and Sam.
In 1910, Eva has married Josef Mayer Siegel (my great grandfather), who has moved
in with he family and is listed as the head of the household. Sam Jr. has moved out
and Mollie is listed as having had 7 kids with 1 living (or is it- living with her?
Or did Annie and Sam Jr die?) Sometime before 1920 Eva and Josef Meyer Siegel move
with their children to Chicago. In Joseph Mayer's naturalization declaration,
which is wonderfully detailed, he writes on the line which states "The name of my
husband or wife is Eva we were married on Dec 26, 1905 in Brooklyn NY he or she
was born at Brod, Germany on May 17, 1884 and entered the US at NY on May 1894"

I am trying to figure out what town is Brod that is in Germany but also Austria?
Or did he make a mistake on the naturalization record?

To perhaps shed more light, or maybe more confusion, on this, I found a Hamburg
passenger list >from 1898 which lists a Halpern family: Malke age 45, Rosa age 20,
Clara age 16, Anna age 12, and Salomon age 9. They are listed as coming >from Brody.
If that is the "right" family, the names of the children do not quite line up, but
I wonder if Clara is bad handwriting for Chava- Eva, and Salomon changed his name
to Sam- thus explaining having the same name as his father. I don't know
what happened to Rosa. Now on the Ellis Island/Castle garden list,this family
appears (Clara's name is written clearer here), again it says they are >from Brody,
and it adds that they are joining their father Osias Halpern. (Could that be Sam
Sr.? Did he change his name? Or perhaps this is the wrong family? A quick search
for Osias Halpern in US censuses did not yield any results)) And if the is the
"right" family, which Brod or Brody might they be coming from? There are several
possibilities listed in Jewish gen town finder- I am not sure which it might be.

I am grateful to any of you who might be able to give me some insight
or guidance with this! Thank you

Deborah Lane


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Halpern family #general

Deborah Lane
 

To Jewish Genners,
I am wondering if anyone can help me figure out what town my
great-great-grandparents were from, and perhaps help me decipher other information
This is the general information: Sam and Malke (who later is called Mollie)
Halpern, my great-great-grandparents, are listed in the US 1900 census as living
in New York, having immigrated 4 years earlier in 1896 >from Austria. They are
listed with three children, Eva age 18 (my great grandmother), Annie age 16 and
Sam age 14 (odd he should have the same name as his father?), and the mother,
Malke, as having had 7 children with 3 living (I am not sure if that means "living"
or "living with her"). In the 1905 NY state census, Sam and Mollie are listed with
two children, Eva and Sam.
In 1910, Eva has married Josef Mayer Siegel (my great grandfather), who has moved
in with he family and is listed as the head of the household. Sam Jr. has moved out
and Mollie is listed as having had 7 kids with 1 living (or is it- living with her?
Or did Annie and Sam Jr die?) Sometime before 1920 Eva and Josef Meyer Siegel move
with their children to Chicago. In Joseph Mayer's naturalization declaration,
which is wonderfully detailed, he writes on the line which states "The name of my
husband or wife is Eva we were married on Dec 26, 1905 in Brooklyn NY he or she
was born at Brod, Germany on May 17, 1884 and entered the US at NY on May 1894"

I am trying to figure out what town is Brod that is in Germany but also Austria?
Or did he make a mistake on the naturalization record?

To perhaps shed more light, or maybe more confusion, on this, I found a Hamburg
passenger list >from 1898 which lists a Halpern family: Malke age 45, Rosa age 20,
Clara age 16, Anna age 12, and Salomon age 9. They are listed as coming >from Brody.
If that is the "right" family, the names of the children do not quite line up, but
I wonder if Clara is bad handwriting for Chava- Eva, and Salomon changed his name
to Sam- thus explaining having the same name as his father. I don't know
what happened to Rosa. Now on the Ellis Island/Castle garden list,this family
appears (Clara's name is written clearer here), again it says they are >from Brody,
and it adds that they are joining their father Osias Halpern. (Could that be Sam
Sr.? Did he change his name? Or perhaps this is the wrong family? A quick search
for Osias Halpern in US censuses did not yield any results)) And if the is the
"right" family, which Brod or Brody might they be coming from? There are several
possibilities listed in Jewish gen town finder- I am not sure which it might be.

I am grateful to any of you who might be able to give me some insight
or guidance with this! Thank you

Deborah Lane


An excerpt from a WWI Book #general

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am searching for a photo and a small passage about KRAUSZ Bela, born in Orszallas
(Stanisic, Serbia) in the following book:
Forras:
A Delvidek hadtortenete : 1914-1918 / szerk. De Sgardelli Caesar ;
Szurmay Sandor bevezeto soraival. - Budapest : Hadtorteneti Kiadvanyok
Kiadohivatala, [1942?]. - 320, [2] p., 483 col., [1], 79, [1] p. ; 31 cm
Kezdo kotet es / vagy oldalszam: col. 233

If anyone has this book and can help me out, I would be very happy!

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen An excerpt from a WWI Book #general

Amit N
 

Hello,

I am searching for a photo and a small passage about KRAUSZ Bela, born in Orszallas
(Stanisic, Serbia) in the following book:
Forras:
A Delvidek hadtortenete : 1914-1918 / szerk. De Sgardelli Caesar ;
Szurmay Sandor bevezeto soraival. - Budapest : Hadtorteneti Kiadvanyok
Kiadohivatala, [1942?]. - 320, [2] p., 483 col., [1], 79, [1] p. ; 31 cm
Kezdo kotet es / vagy oldalszam: col. 233

If anyone has this book and can help me out, I would be very happy!

Thank you all,
Amit Naor
Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses


Seeking translation assistance - Greek? #general

Rena
 

I would appreciate any assistance translating an inscription on the back of a photo
dated 1940 belonging to my grandfather that I think might be his brother whose
fate is unknown. I am told it is in Greek but am unable to decipher the letters to
put into a translation software. I would also like help in identifying the type of
uniform the man in the photo is wearing.The photo and inscription are both on
Viewmate at the following addresses:

(Inscription) http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74239

(photo) http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74240

Please respond using the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thanks so much
if you can offer any help.

Rena S. Wohl
Boston, MA
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking translation assistance - Greek? #general

Rena
 

I would appreciate any assistance translating an inscription on the back of a photo
dated 1940 belonging to my grandfather that I think might be his brother whose
fate is unknown. I am told it is in Greek but am unable to decipher the letters to
put into a translation software. I would also like help in identifying the type of
uniform the man in the photo is wearing.The photo and inscription are both on
Viewmate at the following addresses:

(Inscription) http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74239

(photo) http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74240

Please respond using the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thanks so much
if you can offer any help.

Rena S. Wohl
Boston, MA
USA


August's events reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Sunday 2nd August. The regular monthly Friday Library Session.
Location :14 Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. EC1M 7BA.

Contact Lydia Collins with your RSVPs via :
library@.../jgsgb-library

Sunday 18th August - >from 2.30-5.30pm - the ANGLO SIG will welcome
Dr. Anthony Joseph, who will give a talk entitled “A Lifetime (Mis?) spent
in Searching for Ancestry”.

After the break there will be a mentor assisted WORKSHOP.
Refreshments.
Location :14 Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. EC1M 7BA.

RSVPs to convener Doreen Berger : doreenjgn@...

Sun 18th 2-5pm A Library Session. Contact Lydia Collins with your
RSVPs via : library@.../jgsgb-library,

Sat 24th An Outside event. " The London Family History Show " at
Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9AJ

Further information >from Jeanette Rosenberg at :
@JeanetteRRosenbergOBE,


Raymond Montanjees


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom August's events reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Sunday 2nd August. The regular monthly Friday Library Session.
Location :14 Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. EC1M 7BA.

Contact Lydia Collins with your RSVPs via :
library@.../jgsgb-library

Sunday 18th August - >from 2.30-5.30pm - the ANGLO SIG will welcome
Dr. Anthony Joseph, who will give a talk entitled “A Lifetime (Mis?) spent
in Searching for Ancestry”.

After the break there will be a mentor assisted WORKSHOP.
Refreshments.
Location :14 Charterhouse Buildings. Goswell Rd. EC1M 7BA.

RSVPs to convener Doreen Berger : doreenjgn@...

Sun 18th 2-5pm A Library Session. Contact Lydia Collins with your
RSVPs via : library@.../jgsgb-library,

Sat 24th An Outside event. " The London Family History Show " at
Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9AJ

Further information >from Jeanette Rosenberg at :
@JeanetteRRosenbergOBE,


Raymond Montanjees


Re: Group -- the Luddite position

Sam Eneman
 

Margie,

As the ViewMate Moderator, I appreciate your sharing your ViewMate experiences!! Thanks. Many people do post their requests via one or more of the lists.

Sam Eneman
North Carolina USA


Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 #scandinavia

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who
was the prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and
documentedtheassisted migration of Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the
planning and organization of their agricultural training, Jewish
education and continued migration to Palestine. It also described the
work to rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the
Polish and German concentration camps in the aftermath of thewar.  Emil
was able in later years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in
the book a short biography of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden
1933-1948' has a full index of all names mentioned.
It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by a number of Emil's
family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the story, told
by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or
elsewhere.

Judith Diamond, London, UK

--
Researching
EPEL, GLUCK >from Leckava,Lithuania and WAINER >from Lithuania
GEDVICER >from Latvia
FINKLESTEIN >from Kaunas and St Petersburg
LECHNER and RATH >from Kolomyya and Cernauti/Czernowitz,
and HOROWITZ and HOLZER >from Krakow.


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 #scandinavia

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who
was the prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and
documentedtheassisted migration of Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the
planning and organization of their agricultural training, Jewish
education and continued migration to Palestine. It also described the
work to rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the
Polish and German concentration camps in the aftermath of thewar.  Emil
was able in later years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in
the book a short biography of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden
1933-1948' has a full index of all names mentioned.
It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by a number of Emil's
family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the story, told
by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or
elsewhere.

Judith Diamond, London, UK

--
Researching
EPEL, GLUCK >from Leckava,Lithuania and WAINER >from Lithuania
GEDVICER >from Latvia
FINKLESTEIN >from Kaunas and St Petersburg
LECHNER and RATH >from Kolomyya and Cernauti/Czernowitz,
and HOROWITZ and HOLZER >from Krakow.


August 13: genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Family History Today: Researching your Ancestral Town
Date: August 13, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: Are you interested in learning more about the day-to-day lives of your
ancestors? Find out how you can investigate the history and culture of the Jewish
community in your ancestral town(s) at the Center for Jewish History and beyond.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors, and
Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at ancestraltown.bpt.me or
800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit
Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen August 13: genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Family History Today: Researching your Ancestral Town
Date: August 13, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: Are you interested in learning more about the day-to-day lives of your
ancestors? Find out how you can investigate the history and culture of the Jewish
community in your ancestral town(s) at the Center for Jewish History and beyond.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors, and
Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at ancestraltown.bpt.me or
800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit
Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)


Romanian Reparations #romania

Suzy Lampert
 

I have been trying to find, without success, a website that lists the
20 Romanian cities >from which Holocaust survivors are eligible for Reparations.
Several websites list two or three, but not all 20. Can you help?

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, TX USA


Romania SIG #Romania Romanian Reparations #romania

Suzy Lampert
 

I have been trying to find, without success, a website that lists the
20 Romanian cities >from which Holocaust survivors are eligible for Reparations.
Several websites list two or three, but not all 20. Can you help?

Suzy Lampert
Dallas, TX USA


REISFELD (RAJSFELD) - CZESINSKI - GEWISSENHEIT Tomaszow Lubelski - Chelm - France #france

Rony Golan
 

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for the children of Chaskel REISFELD and Ester (nee
PRINC) of Tomaszow Lubelski.

Among others, I found out that Chana (Cipa?) married Aba CZESINSKY and
they lived in France
Abrahan Jacob REISFELD married Chana GEWISSENHEIT.

If you have any information regarding this family, please contact me off-list.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel

rony.golan@...


French SIG #France REISFELD (RAJSFELD) - CZESINSKI - GEWISSENHEIT Tomaszow Lubelski - Chelm - France #france

Rony Golan
 

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for the children of Chaskel REISFELD and Ester (nee
PRINC) of Tomaszow Lubelski.

Among others, I found out that Chana (Cipa?) married Aba CZESINSKY and
they lived in France
Abrahan Jacob REISFELD married Chana GEWISSENHEIT.

If you have any information regarding this family, please contact me off-list.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel

rony.golan@...


New Article on IGRA website- From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points In Between #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website, ">from Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana
and Points In Between" by Ellen Stepak.

In this article, Ellen Stepak takes the reader on a genealogical
journey as she traces her maternal family >from Europe, in particular,
Germany, to Midwest United States, to such towns and cities as
Huntington, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee. She explains, in detail,
how she went about researching her relatives, which included trips to
Europe, and what she found in the process. A fascinating journey.

Since 1995, Ellen Stepak has been actively researching her family's
roots, with ancestors >from five modern-day countries. Ellen has
written several articles on topics related to her research, and
translating material >from Hebrew to English. She has published three
family history books: We Were All Klutzes, about the Klots (and Kling)
families of Lithuania; The Werthans of Rotenburg an der Fulda; and The
Brenn Family of Pinsk.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
http://genealogy.org.il/

Please note, the article is available for free for one month to
non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2019/07/25/from-rotenburg-an-der-fulda-to-huntington-indiana-and-points-in-between-by-ellen-stepak/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y4zqsgtx )

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Article on IGRA website- From Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana and Points In Between #general

Elena Bazes
 

IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website, ">from Rotenburg an der Fulda to Huntington, Indiana
and Points In Between" by Ellen Stepak.

In this article, Ellen Stepak takes the reader on a genealogical
journey as she traces her maternal family >from Europe, in particular,
Germany, to Midwest United States, to such towns and cities as
Huntington, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee. She explains, in detail,
how she went about researching her relatives, which included trips to
Europe, and what she found in the process. A fascinating journey.

Since 1995, Ellen Stepak has been actively researching her family's
roots, with ancestors >from five modern-day countries. Ellen has
written several articles on topics related to her research, and
translating material >from Hebrew to English. She has published three
family history books: We Were All Klutzes, about the Klots (and Kling)
families of Lithuania; The Werthans of Rotenburg an der Fulda; and The
Brenn Family of Pinsk.

Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
http://genealogy.org.il/

Please note, the article is available for free for one month to
non-members, after which time it can be accessed by IGRA members only.

To view the article go to:

https://genealogy.org.il/2019/07/25/from-rotenburg-an-der-fulda-to-huntington-indiana-and-points-in-between-by-ellen-stepak/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/y4zqsgtx )

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chair


Ancestry Two New Records Collections From Arolesen Archives on the Holocaust #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

At the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry
announced a new partnership with Arolsen Archives, formerly known as the
International Tracing Service (ITS). The partnership provided two new
Holocaust-related databases that are indexed and are free access-i.e. you do
not require a subscription to access these databases, however, you do have
to register with name, email address and password.

The two databases are:
1.Lists of Those Persecuted 1939-1947-. This collection consists of
foreigners and German persecutees in Germany between 1939-1947 who were
persecuted by public institutions, social securities and companies. The
records may also include information on those who died, including burial
information. The documents were assembled according to the Zones of
Occupation - American, British, French and Soviet - by the Allied forces
within Germany. Areas outside Germany were also recorded. These initial
records are >from the American sector. The other sectors: will be added at a
later date.

2. Passenger Lists 1946-1971-these are lists of displaced persons mostly
traveling >from a resettlement camp to a final destination-often the United
States. The collection consists of passenger lists of immigrants leaving
Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The
majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons -
Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and Nazi forced
laborers, as well as refugees >from Central and Eastern European countries
and some non-European countries.

Many of the immigrants listed in the collection fall outside the ITS
(International Tracing Service) mandate.

The records in this collection are organized by Resettlement Camp location
where immigrants began their journey.

The passenger list Africa, Asia and Europe, Passenger Lists of Displaced
Persons, 1946-1971 and Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German
Persecutees, 1939-1947 are predominately in German with some English.

Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/alwaysremember When you find the
person you are searching, a new window opens and the record appears. Click
on the image of the record. When the image opens you can click on the tools
icon on the right to print or download. If you want to save it to your
computer click on the green "save" button on the upper right side of the
screen.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee