Date   

Bad Arolsen/ITS/Int'l Red Cross Search Requests #general

Ann Linder
 

I've received conflicting info on how best to conduct a Holocaust
search utillizing the Bad Arolsen archives to possibly learn the fate
of family lost in the Holocaust. I have in the past submitted search
forms via the International Red Cross by postal mail.
However, I've been told that emailing is better. And I'm told
emailing directly to ITS/Bad Arolsen is a good route to take.
What to do? My experience is that these ITS searches mostly take
forever so I would like to do it >from my end as expeditiously as
possible.
And, if records are found, how does one request and obtain a
photocopy of the original record??

--
Kindest Regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bad Arolsen/ITS/Int'l Red Cross Search Requests #general

Ann Linder
 

I've received conflicting info on how best to conduct a Holocaust
search utillizing the Bad Arolsen archives to possibly learn the fate
of family lost in the Holocaust. I have in the past submitted search
forms via the International Red Cross by postal mail.
However, I've been told that emailing is better. And I'm told
emailing directly to ITS/Bad Arolsen is a good route to take.
What to do? My experience is that these ITS searches mostly take
forever so I would like to do it >from my end as expeditiously as
possible.
And, if records are found, how does one request and obtain a
photocopy of the original record??

--
Kindest Regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


DASHKIN: Three online Detroit sources #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Marvin M. Turkanis wrote that he was looking for information on Michael/Mike
YEDAHSKIN, who changed his name to DASHKIN and moved to Detroit, where he had
cousins.

A good starting point for any Detroit search is the Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish
Cemetery Index: http://www.thisisfederation.org/cemetery/default.asp . Note that
the index includes only Jewish cemeteries; if someone is buried in a secular
cemetery, the name won't appear here.

Second, check out http://seekingmichigan.org/. The online collection is limited
in scope -- death records are available only for 1897-1920, so M. Dashkin's
won't be available -- but can be a real help. For example, information in a
different relative's death record might have been provided by a son or daughter
you didn't know about before.

Third, try Google's newspaper archive search:
http://news.google.com/archivesearch/advanced_search?ned=us&hl=en .
Under "find results," go to "with the exact phrase" and type the surname.
Insert the relevant dates. Type "Detroit" in the source box, then click
"search archives" in the upper right corner. (Of course, the Google archive
can also be used for other cities.)

Please note that while the searches are free, there's a fee to download
any articles >from the Detroit Free Press and associated papers.

Good luck!

Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DASHKIN: Three online Detroit sources #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Marvin M. Turkanis wrote that he was looking for information on Michael/Mike
YEDAHSKIN, who changed his name to DASHKIN and moved to Detroit, where he had
cousins.

A good starting point for any Detroit search is the Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish
Cemetery Index: http://www.thisisfederation.org/cemetery/default.asp . Note that
the index includes only Jewish cemeteries; if someone is buried in a secular
cemetery, the name won't appear here.

Second, check out http://seekingmichigan.org/. The online collection is limited
in scope -- death records are available only for 1897-1920, so M. Dashkin's
won't be available -- but can be a real help. For example, information in a
different relative's death record might have been provided by a son or daughter
you didn't know about before.

Third, try Google's newspaper archive search:
http://news.google.com/archivesearch/advanced_search?ned=us&hl=en .
Under "find results," go to "with the exact phrase" and type the surname.
Insert the relevant dates. Type "Detroit" in the source box, then click
"search archives" in the upper right corner. (Of course, the Google archive
can also be used for other cities.)

Please note that while the searches are free, there's a fee to download
any articles >from the Detroit Free Press and associated papers.

Good luck!

Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA


A follow-up on ShoahConnect.org... #general

Philip Trauring
 

I posted a few days ago about ShoahConnect.org. I received a number of
e-mails about my posting, some thanking me for having spurred them to find
relatives in the Yad Vashem database, but others were by people who had trouble
using the site. While I'm not associated at all with ShoahConnect.org, I wanted
to follow up my posting with some more specific instructions in case others are
having trouble.

I wanted to add that since I posted this a few days ago nearly 50 new members
have joined ShoahConnect and added nearly 500 new connections. Not bad for a few
days. As the usefulness of this site is largely determined by the amount of
people using it, I would recommend that everyone reading this post about it in
their local genealogy lists about it, and promote it. If my post on three lists
can get 50 new members and 500 association in a few days, imagine what would
happen if everyone promoted it. I would especially ask those who are on Israeli
lists in Hebrew to post about it, since so many Pages of Testimony were submitted
by Israelis, and in order to reach them or their descendants, it would seem like
a good idea to attract as many Israelis onto the site as possible. The site has a
Hebrew interface, as well as interfaces in Russian, Spanish, Polish, Danish and
Portuguese. If you're on a genealogy list that is in any of those languages, it
would also be good to promote it in those languages.

I also want to add that some people mentioned that they searched Yad Vashem
and didn't find any of their relatives, even though they were known to have
perished in the Holocaust. I have two answers for this - the first is that you
should definitely make use of the Advanced Search feature on the Yad Vashem
site, and try different kinds of searches, including my town name. The Yad
Vashem search can be very powerful, but it can also miss people if the spelling
of the name is transcribed sufficiently differently than you think it would be
spelled. The second answer is that if you know for sure your relative was killed
in the Holocaust, and there is no Page of Testimony on the Yad Vashem site,
then you should submit a page to the site, and then you can link to the page
you submitted. You can find out about submitting Pages of Testimony on the
Yad Vashem site here:

http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/about/hall_of_names/what_are_pot.asp

Once you find a Page of Testimony you want to connect to, here is how
ShoahConnect.org works. You start by installing the Google Toolbar (on IE for
Windows, or Firefox for Mac, Windows or Linux). If you already have the Google
Toolbar installed, go to:

http://toolbar.google.com/buttons/add?url=http://www.shoahconnect.org/
shoahconnect_button.xml
http://tinyurl.com/2dduhxu (Mod)

and it will show you a button that looks like a C. Drag the C button into the
Google Toolbar. The C should now permanently be in the Google Toolbar. Now when
you go to the Page of Testimony you want to link to, you press the C button to
connect to that page. If you don't have the Google Toolbar installed yet,
clicking the above link should present you with the option to install it. Once
it's installed click the link again to show the C button and drag it to the
Toolbar.

When you press the C button, you are taken to a page on the ShoahConnect.org
site. If it's your first time using it, it will let you set up an account. After
the first time it will just ask you about linking to that Page. You can later
go to the ShoahConnect.org site and log in to see the list of Pages you have
connected to, and to add some short notes to each one if you want.

Philip Trauring


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A follow-up on ShoahConnect.org... #general

Philip Trauring
 

I posted a few days ago about ShoahConnect.org. I received a number of
e-mails about my posting, some thanking me for having spurred them to find
relatives in the Yad Vashem database, but others were by people who had trouble
using the site. While I'm not associated at all with ShoahConnect.org, I wanted
to follow up my posting with some more specific instructions in case others are
having trouble.

I wanted to add that since I posted this a few days ago nearly 50 new members
have joined ShoahConnect and added nearly 500 new connections. Not bad for a few
days. As the usefulness of this site is largely determined by the amount of
people using it, I would recommend that everyone reading this post about it in
their local genealogy lists about it, and promote it. If my post on three lists
can get 50 new members and 500 association in a few days, imagine what would
happen if everyone promoted it. I would especially ask those who are on Israeli
lists in Hebrew to post about it, since so many Pages of Testimony were submitted
by Israelis, and in order to reach them or their descendants, it would seem like
a good idea to attract as many Israelis onto the site as possible. The site has a
Hebrew interface, as well as interfaces in Russian, Spanish, Polish, Danish and
Portuguese. If you're on a genealogy list that is in any of those languages, it
would also be good to promote it in those languages.

I also want to add that some people mentioned that they searched Yad Vashem
and didn't find any of their relatives, even though they were known to have
perished in the Holocaust. I have two answers for this - the first is that you
should definitely make use of the Advanced Search feature on the Yad Vashem
site, and try different kinds of searches, including my town name. The Yad
Vashem search can be very powerful, but it can also miss people if the spelling
of the name is transcribed sufficiently differently than you think it would be
spelled. The second answer is that if you know for sure your relative was killed
in the Holocaust, and there is no Page of Testimony on the Yad Vashem site,
then you should submit a page to the site, and then you can link to the page
you submitted. You can find out about submitting Pages of Testimony on the
Yad Vashem site here:

http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/about/hall_of_names/what_are_pot.asp

Once you find a Page of Testimony you want to connect to, here is how
ShoahConnect.org works. You start by installing the Google Toolbar (on IE for
Windows, or Firefox for Mac, Windows or Linux). If you already have the Google
Toolbar installed, go to:

http://toolbar.google.com/buttons/add?url=http://www.shoahconnect.org/
shoahconnect_button.xml
http://tinyurl.com/2dduhxu (Mod)

and it will show you a button that looks like a C. Drag the C button into the
Google Toolbar. The C should now permanently be in the Google Toolbar. Now when
you go to the Page of Testimony you want to link to, you press the C button to
connect to that page. If you don't have the Google Toolbar installed yet,
clicking the above link should present you with the option to install it. Once
it's installed click the link again to show the C button and drag it to the
Toolbar.

When you press the C button, you are taken to a page on the ShoahConnect.org
site. If it's your first time using it, it will let you set up an account. After
the first time it will just ask you about linking to that Page. You can later
go to the ShoahConnect.org site and log in to see the list of Pages you have
connected to, and to add some short notes to each one if you want.

Philip Trauring


Seeking Ukraine/Galicia Census #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Has anyone seen any Ukraine/Galicia 19th Century census reports? If
you have please report on year(s), contents, where observed, and/or how
obtained. I understand that a census was taken every 10 years starting >from 1869.
Please contact me directly.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Ukraine/Galicia Census #general

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Has anyone seen any Ukraine/Galicia 19th Century census reports? If
you have please report on year(s), contents, where observed, and/or how
obtained. I understand that a census was taken every 10 years starting >from 1869.
Please contact me directly.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net


Detroit, Wayne County., Michigan marriage look-up request #general

David Priever
 

Hello fellow Jewishgenners,

Is there anybody who would be able to look-up a Detroit marriage in the indices
available >from 1931-1937 (unless later years are no available) in return for a
swap for New York research.

Please contact privately.

Thank you.

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com
Queens, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Detroit, Wayne County., Michigan marriage look-up request #general

David Priever
 

Hello fellow Jewishgenners,

Is there anybody who would be able to look-up a Detroit marriage in the indices
available >from 1931-1937 (unless later years are no available) in return for a
swap for New York research.

Please contact privately.

Thank you.

David Priever
brooklyn1960@hotmail.com
Queens, NY


Mystery STEIN family in France #general

Janette <janettes@...>
 

Morris M STEIN and Annie ROSENZWEIG left Lithuania in about 1887 (they had a
daughter born in PA in 1888) with 2 of their children: Nathan Robert and Minnie who
were born in 1872 and 1880 respectively. We just discovered >from an elderly
relative that another child, a boy, left Lithuania at the same time, but went to
France. This relative has spoken for many years about a memory of her mother,
who was one of Nathan Robert's children, writing to a cousin somewhere in France.
Last night we found two photographs which triggered this memory. One photograph is
dated Feb 9, 1921 and appears to be a wedding group - the bride has the name Kalci
written above her head and the groom has the name Maurice written above his head.
The second photo is >from August 1944, also >from France, and is of 3 girls named
Jacqueline, Andrie and Suzanne - they appear to be teenagers. There is no surname
written on either of these photos, we are assuming that their surname is STEIN and
that these are descendants (probably grandchildren) of Nathan Robert STEIN's
brother and that the wedding photo is of his brother's child. We have no
additional information - we don't know where they were or what other names might be
associated with them.

If this description rings a bell, please contact me privately. If you have any
research tips which might be of help to other Genners, please send your response to
the list.

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mystery STEIN family in France #general

Janette <janettes@...>
 

Morris M STEIN and Annie ROSENZWEIG left Lithuania in about 1887 (they had a
daughter born in PA in 1888) with 2 of their children: Nathan Robert and Minnie who
were born in 1872 and 1880 respectively. We just discovered >from an elderly
relative that another child, a boy, left Lithuania at the same time, but went to
France. This relative has spoken for many years about a memory of her mother,
who was one of Nathan Robert's children, writing to a cousin somewhere in France.
Last night we found two photographs which triggered this memory. One photograph is
dated Feb 9, 1921 and appears to be a wedding group - the bride has the name Kalci
written above her head and the groom has the name Maurice written above his head.
The second photo is >from August 1944, also >from France, and is of 3 girls named
Jacqueline, Andrie and Suzanne - they appear to be teenagers. There is no surname
written on either of these photos, we are assuming that their surname is STEIN and
that these are descendants (probably grandchildren) of Nathan Robert STEIN's
brother and that the wedding photo is of his brother's child. We have no
additional information - we don't know where they were or what other names might be
associated with them.

If this description rings a bell, please contact me privately. If you have any
research tips which might be of help to other Genners, please send your response to
the list.

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


Old movie from Amsterdam filmed in 1932 #general

lehrer
 

Hi,

On the following link you can see a movie of 11m:19s about the beginning of Shabbos
in Amsterdam. With very nice sceneries of the Jewish neighborhood of pre-war Jewish
Amsterdam (I understood that at least 50 pct of Amsterdam was Jewish before the war):
http://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/presentaties/films_uit_de_oorlog/d026/index.nl.html
(MODERATOR: tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/22sn35a)

Enjoy!!!

Gershon Lehrer
Antwerp, Belgium
Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, HART, LEHRER, PA(C)KTER,
PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SAIL, SANDERS, SCHEEN, SJENITZER,SCH(O)NITZER, SZENICER,
STORK, TIMBERG, VAN STRATEN

MODERATOR NOTE: To view the video, do not change the language to English, click
on "bekijk video" below the photo of the man's face


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old movie from Amsterdam filmed in 1932 #general

lehrer
 

Hi,

On the following link you can see a movie of 11m:19s about the beginning of Shabbos
in Amsterdam. With very nice sceneries of the Jewish neighborhood of pre-war Jewish
Amsterdam (I understood that at least 50 pct of Amsterdam was Jewish before the war):
http://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/presentaties/films_uit_de_oorlog/d026/index.nl.html
(MODERATOR: tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/22sn35a)

Enjoy!!!

Gershon Lehrer
Antwerp, Belgium
Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, HART, LEHRER, PA(C)KTER,
PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SAIL, SANDERS, SCHEEN, SJENITZER,SCH(O)NITZER, SZENICER,
STORK, TIMBERG, VAN STRATEN

MODERATOR NOTE: To view the video, do not change the language to English, click
on "bekijk video" below the photo of the man's face


A follow-up on ShoahConnect.org... #poland

Philip Trauring
 

I posted a few days ago about ShoahConnect.org. I received a number of
e-mails about my posting, some thanking me for having spurred them to
find relatives in the Yad Vashem database, but others were by people who
had trouble using the site. While I'm not associated at all with
ShoahConnect.org, I wanted to follow up my posting with some more
specific instructions in case others are having trouble.

I wanted to add that since I posted this a few days ago nearly 50 new
members have joined ShoahConnect and added nearly 500 new connections.
Not bad for a few days. As the usefulness of this site is largely
determined by the amount of people using it, I would recommend that
everyone reading this post about it in their local genealogy lists about
it, and promote it. If my post on three lists can get 50 new members and
500 association in a few days, imagine what would happen if everyone
promoted it. I would especially ask those who are on Israeli lists in
Hebrew to post about it, since so many Pages of Testimony were submitted
by Israelis, and in order to reach them or their descendants, it would
seem like a good idea to attract as many Israelis onto the site as
possible. The site has a Hebrew interface, as well as interfaces in
Russian, Spanish, Polish, Danish and Portuguese. If you're on a
genealogy list that is in any of those languages, it would also be good
to promote it in those languages.

I also want to add that some people mentioned that they searched Yad
Vashem and didn't find any of their relatives, even though they were
known to have perished in the Holocaust. I have two answers for this -
the first is that you should definitely make use of the Advanced Search
feature on the Yad Vashem site, and try different kinds of searches,
including by town name. The Yad Vashem search can be very powerful, but
it can also miss people if the spelling of the name is transcribed
sufficiently differently than you think it would be spelled. The second
answer is that if you know for sure your relative was killed in the
Holocaust, and there is no Page of Testimony on the Yad Vashem site,
then you should submit a page to the site, and then you can link to the
page you submitted. You can find out about submitting Pages of Testimony
on the Yad Vashem site here:

http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/about/hall_of_names/what_are_pot.asp

Once you find a Page of Testimony you want to connect to, here is how
ShoahConnect.org works. You start by installing the Google Toolbar (on
IE for Windows, or Firefox for Mac, Windows or Linux). If you already
have the Google Toolbar installed, go to:

http://toolbar.google.com/buttons/add?url=http://www.shoahconnect.org/sh
oahconnect_button.xml

and it will show you a button that looks like a C. Drag the C button
into the Google Toolbar. The C should now permanently be in the Google
Toolbar. Now when you go to the Page of Testimony you want to link to,
you press the C button to connect to that page. If you don't have the
Google Toolbar installed yet, clicking the above link should present you
with the option to install it. Once it's installed click the link again
to show the C button and drag it to the Toolbar.

When you press the C button, you are taken to a page on the
ShoahConnect.org site. If it's your first time using it, it will let you
set up an account. After the first time it will just ask you about
linking to that Page. You can later go to the ShoahConnect.org site and
log in to see the list of Pages you have connected to, and to add some
short notes to each one if you want.

Philip Trauring


JRI Poland #Poland A follow-up on ShoahConnect.org... #poland

Philip Trauring
 

I posted a few days ago about ShoahConnect.org. I received a number of
e-mails about my posting, some thanking me for having spurred them to
find relatives in the Yad Vashem database, but others were by people who
had trouble using the site. While I'm not associated at all with
ShoahConnect.org, I wanted to follow up my posting with some more
specific instructions in case others are having trouble.

I wanted to add that since I posted this a few days ago nearly 50 new
members have joined ShoahConnect and added nearly 500 new connections.
Not bad for a few days. As the usefulness of this site is largely
determined by the amount of people using it, I would recommend that
everyone reading this post about it in their local genealogy lists about
it, and promote it. If my post on three lists can get 50 new members and
500 association in a few days, imagine what would happen if everyone
promoted it. I would especially ask those who are on Israeli lists in
Hebrew to post about it, since so many Pages of Testimony were submitted
by Israelis, and in order to reach them or their descendants, it would
seem like a good idea to attract as many Israelis onto the site as
possible. The site has a Hebrew interface, as well as interfaces in
Russian, Spanish, Polish, Danish and Portuguese. If you're on a
genealogy list that is in any of those languages, it would also be good
to promote it in those languages.

I also want to add that some people mentioned that they searched Yad
Vashem and didn't find any of their relatives, even though they were
known to have perished in the Holocaust. I have two answers for this -
the first is that you should definitely make use of the Advanced Search
feature on the Yad Vashem site, and try different kinds of searches,
including by town name. The Yad Vashem search can be very powerful, but
it can also miss people if the spelling of the name is transcribed
sufficiently differently than you think it would be spelled. The second
answer is that if you know for sure your relative was killed in the
Holocaust, and there is no Page of Testimony on the Yad Vashem site,
then you should submit a page to the site, and then you can link to the
page you submitted. You can find out about submitting Pages of Testimony
on the Yad Vashem site here:

http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/about/hall_of_names/what_are_pot.asp

Once you find a Page of Testimony you want to connect to, here is how
ShoahConnect.org works. You start by installing the Google Toolbar (on
IE for Windows, or Firefox for Mac, Windows or Linux). If you already
have the Google Toolbar installed, go to:

http://toolbar.google.com/buttons/add?url=http://www.shoahconnect.org/sh
oahconnect_button.xml

and it will show you a button that looks like a C. Drag the C button
into the Google Toolbar. The C should now permanently be in the Google
Toolbar. Now when you go to the Page of Testimony you want to link to,
you press the C button to connect to that page. If you don't have the
Google Toolbar installed yet, clicking the above link should present you
with the option to install it. Once it's installed click the link again
to show the C button and drag it to the Toolbar.

When you press the C button, you are taken to a page on the
ShoahConnect.org site. If it's your first time using it, it will let you
set up an account. After the first time it will just ask you about
linking to that Page. You can later go to the ShoahConnect.org site and
log in to see the list of Pages you have connected to, and to add some
short notes to each one if you want.

Philip Trauring


Seeking Ukraine/Galicia Census #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Has anyone seen any Ukraine/Galicia 19th Century census reports? If
you have, please report on year(s), contents, where observed, and/or
how obtained. I understand that a census was taken every 10 years
starting >from 1869.

Please contact me directly.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA


JRI Poland #Poland Seeking Ukraine/Galicia Census #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

Has anyone seen any Ukraine/Galicia 19th Century census reports? If
you have, please report on year(s), contents, where observed, and/or
how obtained. I understand that a census was taken every 10 years
starting >from 1869.

Please contact me directly.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA


Viksniai and Redutka/Rokiskis #lithuania

Marcella Shames
 

Hi

Does anyone know of books/pdf's/theses etc out there on Vieksniai
and Redutka/Rokiskis in Lithuania

I have already looked in the usual databases @ Jewish Gen etc

Thanks
Marcella Shames


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Viksniai and Redutka/Rokiskis #lithuania

Marcella Shames
 

Hi

Does anyone know of books/pdf's/theses etc out there on Vieksniai
and Redutka/Rokiskis in Lithuania

I have already looked in the usual databases @ Jewish Gen etc

Thanks
Marcella Shames

197821 - 197840 of 658754