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YIVO Jewish Immigration to America Online Exhibit #announcements #photographs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

  

 

 

YIVO has extensive immigration collections: rich sources of information about the experiences of some of the over 2.5 million Jews from Eastern Europe who immigrated to America from 1881-1924, Jewish refugees who sought refuge from Hitler in the 1930s-40s, and later waves of Jewish immigrants.

 

Every one of those immigrants has a unique story. And every piece of paper, every photograph in YIVO’s immigration and migration collections is a gateway to those stories.


To view these remarkable photographs go to:

https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/exhibits/show/immigrationstories/1870s1920s

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Question about keeping old newspaper clippings #records

erikagottfried53@...
 

I agree with Harvey, but I'd make it stronger:  If you value these clippings you definitely ought to print out the scans in addition to keeping the digital copies.  Preserving these items with through digital files alone requires relying on a technology that is, as of now, still fickle and fragile.  Print copies are another backup.

Print out the clippings on acid and lignin-free paper.  If you use good-quality toner and keep the printouts in acid and lignin -free folders in acid free boxes, and away from light they can last for up to 100 years. If you can afford pigment-based ink or toner (depending on whether you have a laser or ink jet printer) the printouts will be more stable and last even longer.  None of this is cheap, of course, but it's not impossibly expensive, either.  But if you want to be certain to preserve these items, I counsel this belt and suspenders approach.  Also extremely important is that you make certain either that the newspaper title and date and page number of the story are visible in each of the scans (it's not good enough to include this information in the file name -- it needs to be actually visible as part of the scan itself), or if you didn't do that at the time of scanning, if you have this information write that it on the back of each printout of a clipping -- in pencil, not pen (unless the ink in the pen is acid-free).   If I seem a little fanatical about this, I am, based on more than 25 years as a visual materials archivist.   

If you follow the protocols above you can discard the original crumbling clippings in good conscience, although you might want to retain a few of them to have a sample of the flavor of the original object (in which case, store them in clear polyester or polyproplylene sleeves -- these are acid-free and since they are transparent you can see the items immediately).

Good for you for taking the trouble and time to scan these clippings, and for asking how to take care of them properly.

Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Re: Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

Marc Friedman
 

My great grandmother left Hamburg as Liebe, and US census records , and family notes, have her name as Libby.

Marc Friedman
Irvine CA


Suggestions for Simple Genealogy Software for Mac #general

loren greenberg
 

Hello,

In would appreciate suggestions for simple to use genealogy software for Mac.

Thank you,

Loren Greenberg

ABELOW-Merkine, Lithuania
VOLPIANSKY- Balbierishkis and Kaunas, Lithuania
MILLER,MILNER -Smiltene, Latvia
SHAFIR, SCHAEFFER,MELAMED,AGAZIM,VINOGRAD -StaroKonstantinov, Ukraine


Re: COHENS and GOLDBERGS from Sakiai, Lithuania #lithuania #unitedkingdom

walters.cathy
 

My fathers maternal side is somehow related to them too, PLATSKY / LASOVSKY from Lithuania, AncestryDNA.  2nd cousin Miriam Herlen Warshofsky-SHOSKI Poland / HERSHKOVITCH Lodz she was born in England, past away couple months ago, we connected to GOLDBERG / COHEN  in England, we just don't know how exactly.  We don't know exactly how we even connected, she never knew her grandparent nor their names, I'm guessing from her mothers side HIRSCHKOVICH. 
 
 So I'm also interested, Cathy Walters, Elgin,MN
 
GINSBERG,PLATSKY,LASOVSKY-Lithuania, SHOSKI-Poland,HERSHKOVITCH-HIRSCHKOVICH Lodz,


Looking for Bihari from Budapest #hungary

zaida67@...
 

I am looking for my mothers Family from Budapest. Her Maiden was Wilma Irene Bihari. She married my father Morris Taub                                                              Thank you.
Robert Taub


Re: COHENS and GOLDBERGS from Sakiai, Lithuania #lithuania #unitedkingdom

Jeff Miller
 

I am related to Golda Zewi through DNA and have triangulated with a number of relatives through surnames Goldberg/Berman/Miller/Millner/Mlynarz/Mlynarzewicz. There’s an extensive tree available on Geni that I can refer you to as well.

Best regards,
Jeff Miller
Maryland


Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names

Jane Foss
 

My pgm had 3 names, Chanah, Chara & in the US Jennie, and I m named for her
 
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jane Foss


Re: Question about keeping old newspaper clippings #records

rv Kaplan
 

Or scan the cutting and print out on quality paper if you feel the need for a hard copy back up.   Bound to be cheaper and easier than treating newsprint in some way.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 at 22:53, James <james.castellan@...> wrote:
Most newsprint is "cheap" and not at all archival quality paper. It will degrade due to its acidic nature and will yellow and crumble in time. Google to find how you can treat it to neutralize the acid content.

James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA


Re: Question about keeping old newspaper clippings #records

James
 

Most newsprint is "cheap" and not at all archival quality paper. It will degrade due to its acidic nature and will yellow and crumble in time. Google to find how you can treat it to neutralize the acid content.

James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA


Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names

Glenda Rubin
 

I can relate to the statement "that our ancestors didn't translate names," but I think there were probably a myriad of ways how our family members got their US/English names. As my story illustrates, one needs to consider who was giving the name. It wasn't necessarily the person him/herself.
 
My maternal grandmother and her four siblings arrived in the US between 1909-1923.  Four of them had daughters born in the US and all were named (Jewish name) Mechle, after their mother.  My mother, being the oldest of her generation, was asked by her aunts and uncles to choose English names for her cousins, who became Mona, Mildred, and Muriel.  My mother at different stages of her life was Mae, Mayme, and even Mary! (given to her by a school secretary. You can be sure my grandparents wouldn't have given her that name). 
 
Glenda Rubin

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:09 AM Sally Bruckheimer via groups.jewishgen.org <sallybruc=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
"All the names suggested on the previous list are irrelevant."

Our ancestors didn't translate names to or from Hebrew. They didn't know the Latin origin of Clara. They used 'sounds like' names. Shayna became Jennie; Fayga became Fannie, and so on. The Hebrew translations of Clara are totally irrelevent, as women didn't use those names.

Of course, some used something completely different, because they liked it. My grandmother became Gertrude; my uncle's sister-in-law became Hortence. Neither worried about the Latin meaning of the name.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

 

 


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Glenda Rubin
San Francisco Bay Area
Researching: STRYZEWSKI, STRAUSS, JANOFSKY, JANOFF, OBODOV, WERNICK, GREENBERG, KROCHAK. Shtetls: Lipovets, Ilintsy, Pliskov, Starokonstantinov, Krasilov


Veretena Family - Chotin and Czernowitz #romania #ukraine

Zev Cohen
 

My late mother Rosa's surname was Wariten, apparently a version of Veretena or similar. She was born in Czernowitz in 1920. In the Czernowitz commercial register of 1936 there appears one Mechel Veretena, baker. I believe this person might have been my maternal grandfather. 
Recently it has been brought to my attention that there was a Veretena (or similar spelling) family in the town of Chotin, not far from Czernowitz. I would appreciate any information about the Veretena family in Chotin and/or Czernowitz or elsewhere.

Zev Cohen


Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"All the names suggested on the previous list are irrelevant."

Our ancestors didn't translate names to or from Hebrew. They didn't know the Latin origin of Clara. They used 'sounds like' names. Shayna became Jennie; Fayga became Fannie, and so on. The Hebrew translations of Clara are totally irrelevent, as women didn't use those names.

Of course, some used something completely different, because they liked it. My grandmother became Gertrude; my uncle's sister-in-law became Hortence. Neither worried about the Latin meaning of the name.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: progrom warning #russia

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"I cannot imagine sending him across the world never to be seen or spoken with again. I conclude that her love for her son was greater than her self-interest."

Childhood, it has been said, is a product of 20th century USA. Our ancestors, as young people, were expected to do chores, work jobs, and take care of themselves. One of my ggrandmothers came to the US alone, at age 11, after her mother died and her father remarried. She was marked as '8 and under' on the passenger list, probably a lower price for kids.

And the story of the pogrom repeats. The first of my Russian family to emigrate killed a Cossack who was raping his sister, according to cousins of mine. It was 1867, right around the time of the rebellion / cholera epidemic / famine in Russian Poland.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Searching for information for Isaak Kirschner from Buczacz #galicia #austria-czech

Bruce Seide
 

From the information I’ve been able to compile, Isaak Kirschner was a Hatter in Galicia around 1891.  If I have the correct Isaak Kirschner his wife’s name was Broni Dresler.  They had a son (my grandfather) who immigrated to the United States in 1906 under the name Moses Dresler.  He subsequently changed his name to Morris Kirschner.  Family lore suggests he was an illegitimate son of Isaak and Broni.
Bruce Seide


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Re: GERSZONOWICZ or GIERSZONOWICZ families from the city of PIOTRKOW (Poland) between 1780 and 1880, from the city of Osjakow (Poland) between 1880 and 1905, from Lodz (Poland) after 1905 #poland #russia #lodz

karendesign@...
 

Hi Dom,
What I do know is at the time of the marriage of Riwka Ruchla GIERSZONOWICZ she was residing wiith her mother in Mar 1862 in Lodz, and her father, Schari (Zacharyasz) was already deceased.  Sura Gitla was born in 1833, so the father Shari must have been born at least 20 years before.  If it helps, this information is sourced from the LDS Film #809429, Akt. #10, Marriage and Death records 1826-1878, Gubernia, Piotrkow, Province Lodz. year 1862.  Do you have access to a LDS Library where these films are available near you?  It would seem these families are related in some way.  By the way one of my grandfather's sons name was Abraham or Abe after the name Abram., and of course the name of Riwka Ruchla.  Please let me know any information you might find.

Karen Brown
karendesign@...


Re: COHENS and GOLDBERGS from Sakiai, Lithuania #lithuania #unitedkingdom

judybowmancasting@...
 

Hi Angie, my family has deep roots in Sakiai, and then in the UK.  I believe we are connected to your Goldberg family.  My great grandmother was Esther Dvora Fellman.  Her parents were Shepsel Wolf Felman and Mera Ryvka "Miriam" Berkman(was Beniaminovich way back).   Miriam owned a tavern, and Shepsel Wolf (Shabtai Zvi) was very involved in the community: he was often a witness for Bris ceremonies and marriages.  Through my recent searches, I have been in touch with GOLDA ZEWI(from Turku, Finland), who has a picture of a big gathering of relatives/wedding:  her family are GOLDBERGs.  She would be great to get in touch with.  She has pictures and is a note from Shepsel to her ancestor Solomon Goldberg(Schlome Zwi "Salomon" 1878 Sakiai-1961 Turku, Finland.), "from your best cousin" in Yiddish.  We have not been able to figure out the Goldberg-Fellman connection, but we know they were cousins.  I'm happy to share my tree with you if you're interested.  I'm on Ancestry and MyHeritage.  (just did DNA on My Heritage).  Salomon's parents were Israel Reuven Goldberg and Chana Golde Bolshem.   

Warmly, Judy Bowman 
USA
Bowman/Baumgarten, Fellman, Rosenbaum, Halpern, Muskat, Berkman, Varshavsky/Warshavsky, Kopelman, Aschkenas 


Re: Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

Dr.Josef ASH
 

Shirley doesn't need any Hebrey equivalent today, as it is rather popular girls name in Israel.
means "song me".
Libbi, if you are interested, means "my heart".
Josef ASH, Israel


Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names

Oded
 

Shalom.
 
All the names suggested on the previous list are irrelevant.  
 
Clara - fem. personal name, from Latin Clara, fem. of clarus "bright, shining, clear" .
Other Derivatives : Claire, Clarisse, Clarice, Clarabel, Claribel.
 
In Hebrew:  Behira בהירה [uncommon].
Less accurate:  Levana לבנה [uncommon]. Means : white [fem.], also another name of the moon.
 
Oded Freilich


Re: progrom warning #russia

jbonline1111@...
 

My grandfather reportedly saw his sister raped and murdered during a pogrom when he was a small child.  They lived in Mogilev.  HIs mother did not want to leave home, but she allowed or sent him to emigrate to the USA in 1905 when he was about 12 years old.  His exact age was never known, partly because he lied about his age in order to gain entrance into the country.  I have a 12 year old grandson right now. I cannot imagine sending him across the world never to be seen or spoken with again. I conclude that her love for her son was greater than her self-interest.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC