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Phyllis Kramer, z'l #latinamerica

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Latin America #LatinAmerica Phyllis Kramer, z'l #latinamerica

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

With tremendous pain and sadness, I regret to inform you that Phyllis
Kramer, our beloved Director of Education, has passed away.

Not many were aware of this, but Phyllis was diagnosed with an
extremely aggressive illness shortly before the Cleveland conference.
Phyllis shared the news with me, but asked that I not publicize it.

Over the past 6 weeks, Phyllis did a lot of work, together with Nancy
Holden, to perpetuate our educational offerings, and more information
will be shared in the coming days. But for now, we join together in
great sadness and mourning for someone who dedicated so much of
herself to the broader Jewish genealogical community.

I last spoke to Phyllis a few days ago, and last saw her in person a
couple of weeks ago. She was an extremely loyal friend, mentor and
role model to me personally, and I know that she will be deeply,
deeply missed by all of us.

More information will be shared, including what we can do to honor
Phyllis's memory, in the days ahead.

With tears.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


The September 2019 Issue of the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is delighted to announce the release of the September
2019 issue of our quarterly research journal, the "Galitzianer." This
issue portrays Galicia >from different perspectives - historical,
political, architectural, and geographical - and takes readers on a
journey >from the birth of Austrian Galicia to today.

In the September issue, we experience Emperor Joseph II's early
encounters with the Jews of Galicia, and we witness the evolution of
Jewish participation in local politics. We read about an assistant
rabbi >from Dolina whose loyalty to the state helped him to maintain
his job. We meet a Jewish architect with an artistic legacy that lives
on in Lviv and a family legacy that lives on in the US Congress. We
are introduced to two brothers >from Dynow, whose lives diverged
dramatically during World War II. Finally, we get to know Steven
Turner and learn how a question about his surname took him on a quest
that ultimately led to his new position as president of Gesher
Galicia.

Here are the articles in the September issue:
- "Interview with Steven S. Turner"
- "Research Corner: Discoveries in the Archives" by Tony Kahane
- "Becoming Habsburg Galitzianers" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Jewish Political Rights: Evolution in Participation" by Borries Kuzmany
- "The Life of Jozef Awin" by Sergey R. Kravtsov
- "New Finds: Old Regional Maps" by Jay Osborn
- Two Brothers: Parallel Lives and Divergent Paths by Nina
Talbot

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia; for
membership information, visit our website at
www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Both members and nonmembers alike
are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related topics. For details
on our submissions policy, see
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions or contact me at
submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia
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JRI Poland #Poland The September 2019 Issue of the Galitzianer #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is delighted to announce the release of the September
2019 issue of our quarterly research journal, the "Galitzianer." This
issue portrays Galicia >from different perspectives - historical,
political, architectural, and geographical - and takes readers on a
journey >from the birth of Austrian Galicia to today.

In the September issue, we experience Emperor Joseph II's early
encounters with the Jews of Galicia, and we witness the evolution of
Jewish participation in local politics. We read about an assistant
rabbi >from Dolina whose loyalty to the state helped him to maintain
his job. We meet a Jewish architect with an artistic legacy that lives
on in Lviv and a family legacy that lives on in the US Congress. We
are introduced to two brothers >from Dynow, whose lives diverged
dramatically during World War II. Finally, we get to know Steven
Turner and learn how a question about his surname took him on a quest
that ultimately led to his new position as president of Gesher
Galicia.

Here are the articles in the September issue:
- "Interview with Steven S. Turner"
- "Research Corner: Discoveries in the Archives" by Tony Kahane
- "Becoming Habsburg Galitzianers" by Andrew Zalewski
- "Jewish Political Rights: Evolution in Participation" by Borries Kuzmany
- "The Life of Jozef Awin" by Sergey R. Kravtsov
- "New Finds: Old Regional Maps" by Jay Osborn
- Two Brothers: Parallel Lives and Divergent Paths by Nina
Talbot

The "Galitzianer" is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia; for
membership information, visit our website at
www.geshergalicia.org/membership/. Both members and nonmembers alike
are invited to submit articles on Galicia-related topics. For details
on our submissions policy, see
www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/#submissions or contact me at
submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia
--
---
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries about Gesher Galicia to info@... and
all inquiries about the journal to submissions@....
---


Translation Requests Russian/Polish #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75042

Records in Polish
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72181
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72155
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72064


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Your time and support is appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Nomi Fishenfeld Waksberg


JRI Poland #Poland Translation Requests Russian/Polish #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75042

Records in Polish
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72181
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72155
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72064


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Your time and support is appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Nomi Fishenfeld Waksberg


Phyllis Kramer z"l #poland

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.


--
Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


AIZIC family from Nicoresti #romania

Yael Cotlick <yael.cotlick@...>
 

Hello,

My grandfather, Josif AIZIC, was born in Nicoresti, in 1923. I am looking
for any information regarding:

1) The origins of the surname AIZIC. Could it be a Sephardic Jewish surname?
2) the Jewish community in Nicoresti - I wasn't able to find anything
online. >from the Romanian census of 1930 I found out that there were 52 Jews
living in Nicoresti in 1930, out of which only 38 spoke Yiddish, which I
found odd. Is it possible that there were Sephardic Jews in the community?
3) Anyone with the same surname originally >from Nicoresti. I have no knowledge
of any uncles/aunties or cousins my grandfather had.
4) How do I go about obtaining death records >from Nicoresti? I know that my
grandfather's father, Haim, passed away whilst the family lived there.


Many thanks,
Yael Corlick


JRI Poland #Poland Phyllis Kramer z"l #poland

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.


--
Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


Romania SIG #Romania AIZIC family from Nicoresti #romania

Yael Cotlick <yael.cotlick@...>
 

Hello,

My grandfather, Josif AIZIC, was born in Nicoresti, in 1923. I am looking
for any information regarding:

1) The origins of the surname AIZIC. Could it be a Sephardic Jewish surname?
2) the Jewish community in Nicoresti - I wasn't able to find anything
online. >from the Romanian census of 1930 I found out that there were 52 Jews
living in Nicoresti in 1930, out of which only 38 spoke Yiddish, which I
found odd. Is it possible that there were Sephardic Jews in the community?
3) Anyone with the same surname originally >from Nicoresti. I have no knowledge
of any uncles/aunties or cousins my grandfather had.
4) How do I go about obtaining death records >from Nicoresti? I know that my
grandfather's father, Haim, passed away whilst the family lived there.


Many thanks,
Yael Corlick


ViewMate Translation Request #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I've posted some documents for which I would like translation and/or
transcription. Both documents are >from the Institut f=C3=BCr
Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt. This will probably take someone who not
only speaks German, but is skilled in reading 19th-century
handwriting!

The first few pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2505." The
archivist shared it with me when I inquired about my ancestor Raphael
Hess II, but I have no idea what the document's original purpose is.
Of course a full translation would be nice, but any clues or even a
gist of the contents would be helpful:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75065
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75066
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75067

The second set of pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2388."
The name of the file is Revision und Best=C3=A4tigung des Inventars =C3=BCb=
er
den Nachlass der Sarchen He=C3=9F wegen der Wiederverehelichung ihres
Ehemannes Raphael He=C3=9F II, Laufzeit: 1860 =E2=80=93 1861 [Revision and
confirmation of the inventory of the estate of Sarchen Hess because of
the remarriage of her husband Raphael Hess II, duration: 1860 - 1861]
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75068
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75069

Raphael Hess II and Sarchen (Neuhof) Hess were my 4th
great-grandparents. There are many pages in this document but I have
chosen to ask for help with these because it appears to list their
children and mention other individuals with the surname Neuhof.

Many thanks! Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation Request #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I've posted some documents for which I would like translation and/or
transcription. Both documents are >from the Institut f=C3=BCr
Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt. This will probably take someone who not
only speaks German, but is skilled in reading 19th-century
handwriting!

The first few pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2505." The
archivist shared it with me when I inquired about my ancestor Raphael
Hess II, but I have no idea what the document's original purpose is.
Of course a full translation would be nice, but any clues or even a
gist of the contents would be helpful:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75065
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75066
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75067

The second set of pages are >from the file "Bergen-Enkheim No. 2388."
The name of the file is Revision und Best=C3=A4tigung des Inventars =C3=BCb=
er
den Nachlass der Sarchen He=C3=9F wegen der Wiederverehelichung ihres
Ehemannes Raphael He=C3=9F II, Laufzeit: 1860 =E2=80=93 1861 [Revision and
confirmation of the inventory of the estate of Sarchen Hess because of
the remarriage of her husband Raphael Hess II, duration: 1860 - 1861]
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75068
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75069

Raphael Hess II and Sarchen (Neuhof) Hess were my 4th
great-grandparents. There are many pages in this document but I have
chosen to ask for help with these because it appears to list their
children and mention other individuals with the surname Neuhof.

Many thanks! Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama


first name Schaldi, Schaltin, Schalting #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

Hello list,
in Bad Durkheim / Duerkheim and Grethen records of 1798 - 1810 (French
period) I came across a first name which I saw no were before:
Schaldi, Schaltin or Schalting. Obviously the spelling is not consistent.
The persons with this name have additional names, but in each case
another combination, and also father's names differ in each case
(Samuel, Isaac, Hirsch, Kiwe, Loeb, Wolf)

Has anyone any thoughts on this?

Reuven Mohr reuven.mohr@...


German SIG #Germany first name Schaldi, Schaltin, Schalting #germany

Reuven Mohr
 

Hello list,
in Bad Durkheim / Duerkheim and Grethen records of 1798 - 1810 (French
period) I came across a first name which I saw no were before:
Schaldi, Schaltin or Schalting. Obviously the spelling is not consistent.
The persons with this name have additional names, but in each case
another combination, and also father's names differ in each case
(Samuel, Isaac, Hirsch, Kiwe, Loeb, Wolf)

Has anyone any thoughts on this?

Reuven Mohr reuven.mohr@...


Phyllis Kramer z"l #general

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phyllis Kramer z"l #general

Steven Turner
 

We at Gesher Galicia are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic
loss of our good friend, Phyllis Kramer z'l. Phyllis was member #417
of Gesher Galicia. She was a 100% Galitzianer. Anyone who came in
contact with her was inspired by her devotion to Jewish genealogy to
not only research but to help others. Her lectures were always
popular. One left her presentations with excitement to go and try her
suggestions on the topic at hand. Education was truly her passion and
we at Gesher Galicia and everybody in the Jewish genealogy world is
going to miss her.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kramer, Gumbrecht and Katz
families, Jewish Gen where she was the Vice President of Education and
the JGS of Palm Beach where she served in an executive position.

IAJGS conferences will not be the same without her. Baruch Dayan ha'Emet.

Steven Turner
President, Gesher Galicia


ViewMate Photo Identification #ukraine

Cesar Yeudkin <cesar465y@...>
 

I've posted 2 family pictures taken probably in Nikolayev (Kherson
Province) about 1900:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75045 and VM75046.

If someone recognizes the pictures, or even the setting studio, please
respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Cesar Yeudkin


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate Photo Identification #ukraine

Cesar Yeudkin <cesar465y@...>
 

I've posted 2 family pictures taken probably in Nikolayev (Kherson
Province) about 1900:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75045 and VM75046.

If someone recognizes the pictures, or even the setting studio, please
respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much,
Cesar Yeudkin


Viewmate translation request - German letter to Crown Prince Rudolf #austria-czech

melanispiegel@...
 

I would like to request translation of two letters that I obtained >from the
Austrian Staatsarchiv.

The first is a 2-page letter written by my great-great grandfather Julius FUTTAKY
to Crown Prince Rudolf: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75034
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75035

The second is a page letter written by my great-grandmother Piroska FUTTAKY:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75032
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM7503

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image pages.

Thank you very much,
Melani Spiegel Falls Church, Virginia, USA
melanispiegel@...

Researching:
FUTTAKY and BLUM: Vienna and Budapest
TENNENBAUM: Switzerland and Sweden
SPIEGEL, WEISS, PAGENER, ROSENSTEIN: Westphalia, Germany


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate translation request - German letter to Crown Prince Rudolf #austria-czech

melanispiegel@...
 

I would like to request translation of two letters that I obtained >from the
Austrian Staatsarchiv.

The first is a 2-page letter written by my great-great grandfather Julius FUTTAKY
to Crown Prince Rudolf: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75034
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75035

The second is a page letter written by my great-grandmother Piroska FUTTAKY:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM75032
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM7503

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image pages.

Thank you very much,
Melani Spiegel Falls Church, Virginia, USA
melanispiegel@...

Researching:
FUTTAKY and BLUM: Vienna and Budapest
TENNENBAUM: Switzerland and Sweden
SPIEGEL, WEISS, PAGENER, ROSENSTEIN: Westphalia, Germany