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Nancy Summers #ukraine

Eugene Gilman <egil25@...>
 

If your grandfather served in WW1 in Russian army that would be tzar's white
army.

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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Nancy Summers #ukraine

Eugene Gilman <egil25@...>
 

If your grandfather served in WW1 in Russian army that would be tzar's white
army.

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Re: Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL

Lewis, Megan
 

Ruth Fivaz-Silbermann's dissertation can be downloaded via GoogleScholar (scholar.google.com.) You need to search under the French title "La fuite en Suisse: migrations, stratégies, fuite, accueil, refoulement et destin des réfugiés juifs venus de France durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale."

Bernard, this map is great.  Where is it from- archives, collection, etc.?

Regards,
Megan


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Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

jczelad@...
 

Hi Susan, I wonder if your Bohrer’s are related to mine from Lezjask and Jaroslaw in Galicia,now Poland.
Judy Abraham Czeladnicki.     Jczelad@...


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page

Bruce Drake
 

In the 1930s, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sea Gate in Brooklyn was home to many Yiddish speakers. (In more recent years, Brighton Beach has become more known for its large population of Russian immigrants, earning it the name “Little Odessa.”) The area also attracted noted Yiddish writers including Isaac Bashevis Singer and his brother I.J. Singer. Among these authors was Yona Rozenfeld, perhaps best known for the autobiographical novel Eyner aleyn (All Alone) published in 1940. Rozenfeld is the subject of a chapter bearing his name in the Yizkor book of Kovel (formerly part of Poland, now in the Ukraine) by another novelist, Yohanan Twersky.

Twersky describes much of Rosenfeld’s life and work in his chapter, but what drew me most of all were his descriptions of Brighton Beach where he moved in 1937. “The beach looked like an altar to sun and water when we stood at the windows of our apartment,” he wrote. “It was summer 1937 and Hitler’s shadow was spreading and growing… (but) here it is easier to ignore world problems since they are only possibilities at this time.” What was harder to ignore was the sufferings of Rozenfeld who was dying of cancer, and the narrative of Brighton Beach and Rozenfeld become intertwined.



Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

N. Summers
 

Does anyone know whether there are records of Jewish soldiers in the Russian army in World War I? I am trying to find enlistment records, discharge records or hospital/POW camp records. Also, I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on some of the inconsistencies in the story.

Background: My grandfather Sol Finkelstein served in the Russian army. I don't know whether this was White Russian or Red. I never heard any stories about it not being voluntary, but not sure exactly what happened. He was about 18 years old and >from Radzivilov, Volyn, Ukraine. Apparently he spoke several languages and I believe he served as a translator.

At some point he was injured and sent to a POW camp. Based on an old letter I found >from a family friend, I believe the camp was near Vienna, Austria. The friend describes him visiting family, which I find hard to imagine if he were a POW. I have a photo of Sol and two other young men wearing nice military-style uniforms without any insignia. An expert in military uniforms suggested that these were POW uniforms. It seems unusual to me that they would be permitted to have photos taken in a POW camp.

After the war he moved to Ostrog, Poland. I learned this as it was listed as his most recent place of residence on his passenger manifest to the US. Also, he met a Bookstein family >from Ostrog , traveled to New York with several of them in 1920 and then married their daughter Nora.

I appreciate any thoughts you might have or research ideas.

thank you

Nancy Summers
Maryland, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Russian army records from world war one #ukraine

N. Summers
 

Does anyone know whether there are records of Jewish soldiers in the Russian army in World War I? I am trying to find enlistment records, discharge records or hospital/POW camp records. Also, I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on some of the inconsistencies in the story.

Background: My grandfather Sol Finkelstein served in the Russian army. I don't know whether this was White Russian or Red. I never heard any stories about it not being voluntary, but not sure exactly what happened. He was about 18 years old and >from Radzivilov, Volyn, Ukraine. Apparently he spoke several languages and I believe he served as a translator.

At some point he was injured and sent to a POW camp. Based on an old letter I found >from a family friend, I believe the camp was near Vienna, Austria. The friend describes him visiting family, which I find hard to imagine if he were a POW. I have a photo of Sol and two other young men wearing nice military-style uniforms without any insignia. An expert in military uniforms suggested that these were POW uniforms. It seems unusual to me that they would be permitted to have photos taken in a POW camp.

After the war he moved to Ostrog, Poland. I learned this as it was listed as his most recent place of residence on his passenger manifest to the US. Also, he met a Bookstein family >from Ostrog , traveled to New York with several of them in 1920 and then married their daughter Nora.

I appreciate any thoughts you might have or research ideas.

thank you

Nancy Summers
Maryland, USA


Tabatchnick / Tabachnick

Shmuel Meyer
 

Shalom,

I have the same family with slightly differently spelling of the name: Tabatchnick & Tabachnick

From various sources, I know they are the same family.

Should I change to just one of the spellings? It will make the connections to various branches much more accurate.

Shabbat Shalom.

Shmuel




New and Updated Databases on IGRA’s Website

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new and updated databases on its website. There are over 1,400,000 records available in our databases. We want to thank the participating archives and the many volunteers who have prepared these databases. With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.

A preview of the databases is available at

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/2019-11-igra-release

 

New Databases


Benefactors of the Tachkimoni School   Jaffa 1909   919 Listings

 

Tourists in Palestine  1935   615 Listings

“Helkat Mehokek” 1 booklet  (inscriptions of headstones in Mount of Olives cemetery)   1744-1903    1,300 Listings

Voters’ List of the Sephardic General Assembly in Jerusalem  1939  1,465 Listings

Voters Local Authorities Bat Yam   1939    559 Listings

Immigration Certificate Applications  1946   966 Listings

Jerusalem Census 1947  (Part One)      3,757 Listings

Lists of Rabbis from Rabbi Herzog’s Files    813 Listings

General Service Medal and the Colonial Police Fire Brigades Long Service Medal  1941-1957     54 Listings

Knesset Candidates   April and September 2019    2,756 Listings

Updated Databases

Residents Jerusalem United Home for the Aged  1823-1911   409 Listings

Births in Zikhron Ya’akov   1884-1920   1,409 Listings

Tel Aviv Census   1928   Various Neighborhoods      5,144 Listings

Voters’ List Knesset Israel 1936   Haifa   Letters Lamed, Shin-Tof   2,227 Listings

Notrim-Jewish Police Force British Mandate Period   Railway 1941   1,439 Listings

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates    2,294 Listings

Telephone Directory Haifa   1963   Letters A-D    3,752 Listings

Please note, the IGRA databases are now searchable to all registrants. The search results page is also available to all registrants. Additional details regarding most databases are available only to paid IGRA members. Certain exceptions exist due to requests of the specific archives.

 

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

 

http://genealogy.org.il/

 

To view the databases, go to the database tab on the website.

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair

 

 


Re: Date of Birth input into databases

Danielle Weiner
 

Hi Louis,
Do you have any Zetler family that lived in Vilna in the late 1800s - early 1900s? 

My grandmother's brother, Simon/Shimel Geler, married a Bunika/Bunia Zetler bat Khonon in 1898 in Vilna.  Khonon's wife may have been named Khaia.  Do any of these names sound familiar to you?

Thank you,
Danielle Weiner

PS - with this new JG forum format, I did not know how to email you properly so I just tagged on to one of your previous posts!


Klein in Mass.

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Shmuel and Chava Klein whos had two sons - one, Jack, married Shula (Shulamit in real estate) and their three sons are Eran, Arnon and Ilan Klein. They trace back to Rabbi Shmuel Klein, the Rabbi of Selish.


Dr Morris A Wirth of Baltimore

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to re-establish contact with genealogist Morris Wirth or a family member.


New York's Governor Cuomo signs S3419 into law -- New York adoptees can reclaim their own records in 2020

Asparagirl
 

It's done! It's signed!

As a strategic partner of the New York Adoptee Rights Coalition
(NYARC), we at Reclaim The Records are happy to announce that the bill
to equalize the right of access to original and un-redacted birth
certificates for New York adoptees and the descendants of deceased New
York adoptees has been signed into law today.

This means that if you're someone who was born and adopted in the
state of New York, even if you don't live there anymore, or if you're
the direct descendant of a deceased New York adoptee, you can apply
for a copy of the original and un-redacted birth certificate starting
on *JANUARY 15, 2020*. That's only two months away!

(Of course, as anyone doing New York genealogy can tell you, you may
have to wait a ridiculously long time for the records you ordered to
finally arrive from Albany. But legally, now they will!)Further
information, and specific details about the application process, will
be posted on the NYARC website in the coming months:

http://nyadopteerights.org/

This law means New York is now the tenth state to allow people to
reclaim their own records, without preconditions or redactions. And
there will be many more coalitions pushing for similar laws in other
states in the next few years.

So if you're a genealogist or a historian, or a member of a
genealogical or historical or lineage society, *please* think about
formally and publicly supporting these other states' efforts, too.
Fighting for equal records access isn't just about your
great-great-grandpa's military pension or your grandma's
naturalization, it's for your friends and neighbors, too.

Congratulations to all the advocates who worked so long and hard to
make this happen in New York. We can't wait to see all the records and
discoveries in the new year.


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/
Mill Valley, California


Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

Margaret Bayer
 

Any information for FAUST or Magenheim?

Margaret Bayer


Re: Searching for Switzerland 1938 information about Bernhard SIGAL

Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
I have been often searching Geneva State archives for persons crossing illegally the border from 1942 to 1944 : last October, I copied there 250 files  of persons linked to French Arbeter Ring / Workmen Circle, including my mother who was 13'.
Obviously, the easiest area to cross from Swiss to France was on southern part of Geneva Lake where border is just a line in middle of a field, specially in 1938 when France wasn't at war.  I took some pictures near Annemasse, I could send privately to you.
I attach a 1942 map of Swiss custom / police stations in this area : in middle of map, lake's waters are colored in blue.
Mrs Ruth Fivaz, a Swiss historian, became History Doctor two years ago with her thesis " the flight to Swiss : migrations, strategies, flight, ... and fate of Jewish refugees from France during WWII".
I am sure she could be the "specialist" able to give some clues to you.
khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives and history of Medem Center, i.e. French (Bund) Arbeter Ring / Workmen Circle


Re: Question about obtaining Death Records from St. Petersburg

Alan Shuchat
 

The site j-roots.info has a forum on St. Petersburg archives: https://forum.j-roots.info/viewtopic.php?f=171&p=216683#p216683
If you don't know Russian you'll need to use Google Translate to render the page in English. You can register for free and then ask the question in English - I think many readers and organizers of the site know English. In Chrome, you can have the pages translated by default.
--
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

Patricia Futoran
 

I am interested in the name BEITSCHER, KANERAK from Rzeszow

Earliest documentation MENDEL JOSEPH BEITSCHER b. Circa 1820 married CHAYA ITA FEGELBAUM/Seidner

His son AHARON (Aron) BEITSCHER B.circa 1870 married FRYMETA KANAREK b. ? daughter of SALKE and FEIGE KANARAK.

All Beitscher and Kanarek names located would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your courtesy.
PATRICIA FUTORAN


Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

tfanders@...
 

Thank you for this offer. I am looking for Izydor, Batia, and Jozef BRODY
Thomas Anders USA


1944 Mauthausen Transports #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Peter Lande at the USHMM has contacted me about a collection he came =
across that he thought might be of interest to Hungarian researchers. =
It is a list of 1944 transports >from Auschwitz to Mauthausen, many of =
whom were Hungarian. The transports themselves are not on the web =
but the Mauthausen records are available on the Arolsen site. Peter =
says that the Polish Government is unlikely to permit the transport =
lists to be put on the web but one can still access the information on =
individuals.

I searched the USHMM and Arolsen sites and think I came up with the =
links:

This is probably the list:

https://www.ushmm.org/search/results/?q=3DListe+der+Zugange+1944

and this is where it can be found:

https://eguide.arolsen-archives.org/en/

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=


Hungary SIG #Hungary 1944 Mauthausen Transports #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Peter Lande at the USHMM has contacted me about a collection he came =
across that he thought might be of interest to Hungarian researchers. =
It is a list of 1944 transports >from Auschwitz to Mauthausen, many of =
whom were Hungarian. The transports themselves are not on the web =
but the Mauthausen records are available on the Arolsen site. Peter =
says that the Polish Government is unlikely to permit the transport =
lists to be put on the web but one can still access the information on =
individuals.

I searched the USHMM and Arolsen sites and think I came up with the =
links:

This is probably the list:

https://www.ushmm.org/search/results/?q=3DListe+der+Zugange+1944

and this is where it can be found:

https://eguide.arolsen-archives.org/en/

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director=

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