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Henryk TABORSKI #germany

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

In the course of my research about the WOLFSTHAL family of musicians,
I just finished a search for Henryk TABORSKI and family at IKG
(Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) that led to zero results.

According to this link
https://musik-austria.at/mensch/henryk-taborski/, Henryk married that
granddaughter of Jewish musician Herman WOLFSTHAL (uncle of Prof Josef
WOLFSTHAL who taught in Berlin, and brother of Chune WOLFSTHAL from
Galicia).

However, extensive searches in all online sources known to me (in
addition to physical visit to IKG) were fruitless.

I'd highly appreciate the group's advice about how obtain genealogical
information about this musician and his family history .

Thank you - Yaron Wolfsthal, Israel. yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Henryk TABORSKI #germany

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

In the course of my research about the WOLFSTHAL family of musicians,
I just finished a search for Henryk TABORSKI and family at IKG
(Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) that led to zero results.

According to this link
https://musik-austria.at/mensch/henryk-taborski/, Henryk married that
granddaughter of Jewish musician Herman WOLFSTHAL (uncle of Prof Josef
WOLFSTHAL who taught in Berlin, and brother of Chune WOLFSTHAL from
Galicia).

However, extensive searches in all online sources known to me (in
addition to physical visit to IKG) were fruitless.

I'd highly appreciate the group's advice about how obtain genealogical
information about this musician and his family history .

Thank you - Yaron Wolfsthal, Israel. yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com


Seeking DUBROVSKY relatives #general

David Ellis
 

My great-grandfather Louis FINKEL (1874-1928) was born with the name Leib
DUBROVSKY. His birth was registered in the Belarus town of Mogilev, but he
may have been born in another town, possibly Shchadryn.

The family oral history says he ran away >from home as a teenager. He tried
to avoid conscription, but his younger brother reported him to the authorities
(perhaps for a monetary reward). He was taken in by a woman whose son had died.
She passed him off as her son, and he adopted her surname of FINKEL.

In 1898, he married Reisel SHTEIN >from the Polish town of Kuznica between
Bialystok and Grodno. They came to New York (separately) and settled in New
York City. The story continues, that one day a man with a long black beard
knocked on the door of their apartment on the Lower East Side. He said he
was Louis' brother and asked for forgiveness. Unfortunately, Louis threw
him out and said he never wanted to see him again. They never met after that.

I am seeking living descendants of Louis' brother, whose name in Russia was Vulf
DUBROVSKY. It would be wonderful to wipe the slate clean after three generations.

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking DUBROVSKY relatives #general

David Ellis
 

My great-grandfather Louis FINKEL (1874-1928) was born with the name Leib
DUBROVSKY. His birth was registered in the Belarus town of Mogilev, but he
may have been born in another town, possibly Shchadryn.

The family oral history says he ran away >from home as a teenager. He tried
to avoid conscription, but his younger brother reported him to the authorities
(perhaps for a monetary reward). He was taken in by a woman whose son had died.
She passed him off as her son, and he adopted her surname of FINKEL.

In 1898, he married Reisel SHTEIN >from the Polish town of Kuznica between
Bialystok and Grodno. They came to New York (separately) and settled in New
York City. The story continues, that one day a man with a long black beard
knocked on the door of their apartment on the Lower East Side. He said he
was Louis' brother and asked for forgiveness. Unfortunately, Louis threw
him out and said he never wanted to see him again. They never met after that.

I am seeking living descendants of Louis' brother, whose name in Russia was Vulf
DUBROVSKY. It would be wonderful to wipe the slate clean after three generations.

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please.


Henryk Taborski #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

In the course of my research about the WOLFSTHAL family of musicians,
I just finished a search for Henryk TABORSKI and family at IKG
(Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) that led to zero results.

According to this link
https://musik-austria.at/mensch/henryk-taborski/
Henryk married the granddaughter of Jewish musician Herman
WOLFSTHAL (uncle of Prof. Josef WOLFSTHAL who taught in Berlin,
and brother of Chune WOLFSTHAL >from Galicia).

However, extensive searches in all online sources known to me (in
addition to a physical visit to IKG) were fruitless.

I'd highly appreciate the group's advice about how obtain genealogical
information about this musician and his family history.

Thank you.

Yaron Wolfsthal
Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Henryk Taborski #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

In the course of my research about the WOLFSTHAL family of musicians,
I just finished a search for Henryk TABORSKI and family at IKG
(Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) that led to zero results.

According to this link
https://musik-austria.at/mensch/henryk-taborski/
Henryk married the granddaughter of Jewish musician Herman
WOLFSTHAL (uncle of Prof. Josef WOLFSTHAL who taught in Berlin,
and brother of Chune WOLFSTHAL >from Galicia).

However, extensive searches in all online sources known to me (in
addition to a physical visit to IKG) were fruitless.

I'd highly appreciate the group's advice about how obtain genealogical
information about this musician and his family history.

Thank you.

Yaron Wolfsthal
Israel


Searching: KOVENSKY family from Slonim #belarus

Lynn <genielady@...>
 

I am interested in finding any descendants of Yisrael and Baily (SP)
KOVENSKY >from Slonim. They had 7 children: Tzvi hershel born 1867,
Abraham born 1873, Louis born 1882 ,Kahli born 1894 and 2 other
daughters. Possibly they owned a small inn.

Lynn Weisberg
Baltimore, Maryland
USA
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: KOVENSKY family from Slonim #belarus

Lynn <genielady@...>
 

I am interested in finding any descendants of Yisrael and Baily (SP)
KOVENSKY >from Slonim. They had 7 children: Tzvi hershel born 1867,
Abraham born 1873, Louis born 1882 ,Kahli born 1894 and 2 other
daughters. Possibly they owned a small inn.

Lynn Weisberg
Baltimore, Maryland
USA
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Sharing DNA with the Law Enforcement: FamilyTree DNA Revisited

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Wall Street Journal had an article on August 23 about FamilyTree DNA being approached by the FBI requestiong uploading DNA for two casaes to see if there were genetic links to other users. The two cases involved a dead child whose body was never claimed and other was from a  rape scene. Bennett Greespan is interviewed as why he made the decision he did and the further involvment with law enforcement –50 agencies--and the  resulting changes in terms of service and creation of an advisory panel.  Less than 2 percent of customers requested opting out of the law-enforcement searches.The article also addresses the privacy concerns for those who believe a court order/warrant is needed to do the comparison in genetic genealogy. The issue of other family members included by the submission of the DNA test which could be compared with the DNA sample from law enforcement is also addressed.

 

In addition to Bennett Greenspan, Stefani Elkort Twyford, president of the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, is also quoted.

 

Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing the article with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


Univerity Student in Germany in 1830s #germany

Susan Lubow <holijoli@...>
 

My 2x great uncle, Samuel SCHWARZ (born in 1812), attended Ludwig
Maximilians Universitat in Munich in the 1830s. I would like to know
what faculty he was in, when and if he graduated, and what kind of
degree he may have received. Can anyone find this information or
point me in the right direction? Thank you.

Susan Lowy Lubow


German SIG #Germany Univerity Student in Germany in 1830s #germany

Susan Lubow <holijoli@...>
 

My 2x great uncle, Samuel SCHWARZ (born in 1812), attended Ludwig
Maximilians Universitat in Munich in the 1830s. I would like to know
what faculty he was in, when and if he graduated, and what kind of
degree he may have received. Can anyone find this information or
point me in the right direction? Thank you.

Susan Lowy Lubow


GELBERG-GAWENDA #general

Scooby Doo
 

Dear Fellow Genners,
I have just discovered an , until now, unknown family member. This discovery was
via her husbands Naturalization Records in what was then Palestine in 1939.
I know GELBERG is a common surname, but I am hoping someone out there may be of
help in tracking down living descendants of this family, who may, or may not, still
be living in Israel or providing me with any more info on this family.
Here is all I have:
Szmul Iccok (Shmuel Yitzchak) GELBERG married Sarah Wiktorja (Sarah Victoria)
GAWENDA in Israel on 28 March 1926
Szmuel Iccok Gelberg was born in Warsaw in November 1897 His parents were
Yehuda-Leib & Esther-Reizl Gelberg
Sarah Wiktorja GAWENDA, was born in Warsaw in March 1900 (She appears in the
records as both Wiktorja & also as Sarah Wiktorja)I do not have any information
regarding her parents

The couple had 2 daughters both born in Tel-Aviv
1- Ada GELBERG born 1929
2- Ilana Aliza GELBERG born 1939

With grateful thanks
Dr Joel Levy, London,
Searching
BLOOM,DAGUT,DAGUTSKI,GAVENDA,GAVENDO,GAWENDA, GOVENDO,GOVENDIR,GALINSKY,GILINSKY,
GILINSKI,HARRIS,ISAACS,KING,LYONS,PHILLIPS,SAGER, SAGORSKY,SOGERSKY,SHER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GELBERG-GAWENDA #general

Scooby Doo
 

Dear Fellow Genners,
I have just discovered an , until now, unknown family member. This discovery was
via her husbands Naturalization Records in what was then Palestine in 1939.
I know GELBERG is a common surname, but I am hoping someone out there may be of
help in tracking down living descendants of this family, who may, or may not, still
be living in Israel or providing me with any more info on this family.
Here is all I have:
Szmul Iccok (Shmuel Yitzchak) GELBERG married Sarah Wiktorja (Sarah Victoria)
GAWENDA in Israel on 28 March 1926
Szmuel Iccok Gelberg was born in Warsaw in November 1897 His parents were
Yehuda-Leib & Esther-Reizl Gelberg
Sarah Wiktorja GAWENDA, was born in Warsaw in March 1900 (She appears in the
records as both Wiktorja & also as Sarah Wiktorja)I do not have any information
regarding her parents

The couple had 2 daughters both born in Tel-Aviv
1- Ada GELBERG born 1929
2- Ilana Aliza GELBERG born 1939

With grateful thanks
Dr Joel Levy, London,
Searching
BLOOM,DAGUT,DAGUTSKI,GAVENDA,GAVENDO,GAWENDA, GOVENDO,GOVENDIR,GALINSKY,GILINSKY,
GILINSKI,HARRIS,ISAACS,KING,LYONS,PHILLIPS,SAGER, SAGORSKY,SOGERSKY,SHER


Pinkhas Nitzolim 1946 #general

tina levine
 

Dear Genners:

Does anyone know whether the Pinkhas Nitzolim issued in 1946 by The Jewish Agency
is available for viewing

I reside in NYC. Thanks in advance.


Tina Pachter Levine
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pinkhas Nitzolim 1946 #general

tina levine
 

Dear Genners:

Does anyone know whether the Pinkhas Nitzolim issued in 1946 by The Jewish Agency
is available for viewing

I reside in NYC. Thanks in advance.


Tina Pachter Levine
NYC


Robert Neu 1940-2019 #general

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

I recently learned about the death of Robert Neu, who served for many
years as coordinator of the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records
project, which was the first major component of the JewishGen's
collection of Hungarian census records. Even though his health had been
in decline for some time, Robert's enthusiasm and commitment to
Hungarian Jewish family research never waned. Those of you who worked
with him on the 1848 records will recognize that his coordination of
this project was of extraordinary value and will remain a fitting
testament to him. The index of the 1848 census records was one of the
first major additions to JewishGen's Hungarian database and it has helped
hundreds, if not thousands of researchers, trace their Hungarian Jewish families.

You can read his obituary at
https://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Neu

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Robert Neu 1940-2019 #general

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

I recently learned about the death of Robert Neu, who served for many
years as coordinator of the 1848 Hungarian Jewish Census records
project, which was the first major component of the JewishGen's
collection of Hungarian census records. Even though his health had been
in decline for some time, Robert's enthusiasm and commitment to
Hungarian Jewish family research never waned. Those of you who worked
with him on the 1848 records will recognize that his coordination of
this project was of extraordinary value and will remain a fitting
testament to him. The index of the 1848 census records was one of the
first major additions to JewishGen's Hungarian database and it has helped
hundreds, if not thousands of researchers, trace their Hungarian Jewish families.

You can read his obituary at
https://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Neu

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Coordinator


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

Bruce Drake
 

A little brat appears publicly "in broad daylight before a crowd of
10,000 goyim," kept them electrified for two solid hours, openly
ridiculed Nikolai, and in order his ministers and nobles Truly the
Napoleon of Lechowitz! In this week's excerpt, Faivel Rivkin hits
Nikolai, >from the Yizkor book of Lyakhavichy, Belarus Nikolai must be
Tsar Nicholas II, no friend of the Jews, who reigned >from 1894 until
he was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the revolution. And the Monopoly
must refer to the monopoly the government imposed on liquor distilling
in 1897 which severely affected Jewish economic activity and was a
reason many emigrated to America. This chapter tells of the chutzpah
of 16-year old Faivel whose impassioned speech led to the sacking of
the state liquor store leaving a mess of crushed shelves and heaps of
little pieces of glass and a lot of very drunk gentiles.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2450793294942811?__tn__==3DK-R

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

A little brat appears publicly "in broad daylight before a crowd of
10,000 goyim," kept them electrified for two solid hours, openly
ridiculed Nikolai, and in order his ministers and nobles Truly the
Napoleon of Lechowitz! In this week's excerpt, Faivel Rivkin hits
Nikolai, >from the Yizkor book of Lyakhavichy, Belarus Nikolai must be
Tsar Nicholas II, no friend of the Jews, who reigned >from 1894 until
he was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the revolution. And the Monopoly
must refer to the monopoly the government imposed on liquor distilling
in 1897 which severely affected Jewish economic activity and was a
reason many emigrated to America. This chapter tells of the chutzpah
of 16-year old Faivel whose impassioned speech led to the sacking of
the state liquor store leaving a mess of crushed shelves and heaps of
little pieces of glass and a lot of very drunk gentiles.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2450793294942811?__tn__==3DK-R

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


INTRO - researching HESS from Bergen, Hesse-Cassel #germany

Amy Schiwitz <amyschiwitz@...>
 

Hello GerSig,

I recently joined the group. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. I
consider myself an advanced computer/internet user (I am a millennial
after all). My JGFF Researcher ID number is 579564.
I have been doing genealogy research for about 20 years. However, I am
new to Jewish genealogy research. I only discovered I had a small
amount of Jewish heritage when I did a 23andme DNA test showing 3%
Ashkenazi Jewish admixture.

About 5 years ago I persuaded a great-uncle I had never met to take a
DNA test as well, helping me to narrow down my candidates for my
unknown Jewish ancestor. I have only recently confirmed he was my 3rd
great-grandfather Benjamin HESS, born 19 Nov 1844 in Bergen,
Hesse-Cassel. (This is now Bergen-Enkheim, a suburb of Frankfurt.)

Benjamin HESS immigrated to Leominster, Massachusetts in 1860. At that
time he was 16 years old and the oldest of 12 children. Talk about
running away >from home...! He later married a local non-Jewish woman
named Charlotte Hapgood and I have found no evidence that he was
thereafter a practicing Jew.

According to his 1844 birth record in Bergen, his parents were members
of the Jewish community in Bergen. They were Raphael Joseph HESS II
and Sarchen NEUHOF. I also found their marriage record, showing that
Raphael's father's name was Joseph HESS.

My current research goals are to find out more about this family,
including their descendants who remained in Bergen after Benjamin
emigrated. I would be curious to meet any distant cousins >from this
line.

I have recently requested some records mentioning Raphael HESS II from
the Institut fur Stadtgeschichte in Frankfurt and I imagine I will
need some help transcribing/translating them.

Sincerely, Amy Schiwitz, Birmingham, Alabama amyschiwitz@gmail.com

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