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Help with translation #germany #poland #translation

Abe Hirsch
 

Please help with the inscription in a book, Viewmate 82665.  It is either German or Polish.

Abe Hirsch

ViewMate translation request - Hungarian #hungary #translation

Toivykahan@...
 

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address
Its # 77
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82683
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Toivy Kahan

Re: Translation needed - Russian #russia #translation

Dr.Josef ASH
 

1 Malin Jojna Abovich (i.e. Jona s/o Aba - j.a.)-master (owner) 28yo
2 Malina Tuba Zejlikovna-wife 22
3 Malin Nekha Jonovna - daughter 5 yo
4 Malin Basya Jonovna - daughter 1
5 Malin Mikhul Abovich 19 brother
6 Malin Shmul Abovich 13 - brother

Josef ASH, Israel

Re: Tombstone Translation #photographs #translation

Debbie Lifshitz
 

  The abbreviation "bet shin/ sin tet" on a tombstone almost always means "Be'sayvah Tovah" which translates to "in good old-age", and refers to people who lived to the concept of "old age" at that time, usually well beyond the average life expectancy of the period.
Bet-sin- tet has nothing to do with shem tov (unless it's earlier in the text referring to a person's virtues) or be'sha'a tova, (in a good hour) which to my knowledge is never ever used for someone's death, and is reserved for happier occasions such as births, engagements, bar-mitzvah, weddings...
Hope this helps all those who do such a marvelous job deciphering tombstones...! (and get to it earlier than me!!) 
Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem

Re: Iasi , Romania research #romania

Nina Tobias
 


Hello Teodora,
I thought about contacting you privately but decided that there could be others who might somehow be connected to the two families I am researching

Both of my maternal grandparents came from Iasi. My grandfather was Leon Swarttz (b. 1876); son of Fischel (b. approx 1842) and mother most probably named the equivalent of Rose. There were two other children that I know of: Max (b.1862) and Clara (b.1878) I have had no success finding any documentation regarding my great-grandmother, nor have I been able to break through the wall on Fischel's side. 

My grandmother came from a large family - there were nine children that I know of. Their parents were Wolf (Lupu) Horowitz (b. approx 1836) and Aurelia (Goldie) (b. approx 1838). Wolf's parents' names (best guess) were Isidor and Rebecca. Aurelia's parents' names per her burial record were Yaakov and Lifshe. The name Barber figures into this family and is possibly Aurelia's maiden name. I have the names and some of the birth years for the children. If that information would assist you in your research, please contact me privately.

I am hoping you might find marriage and/or birth records - but the truth is that anything you might be able to find would be most welcome. 

With thanks,
Nina Tobias
Scottsdale, Arizona

ninotchka13@...

Researching: TOBIAS, SWARTZ, VORABYEV, HOROWITZ

Re: Photographs of Lodz Cemetery #poland

mutticampbell@...
 

Frustrating thing with the http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/ghetto/lodz-ghetto-cemetery.htm
is by the sites own admission, it is an incomplete list.  The dates seem to stop at the end of 1941  I need a date from July 1942.  The family member is listed on the hospital death records and on his Abmeldung as having died.  I presume he is buried in the Ghetto field and I would love to know the plot number.  Have been to Lodz and want to return.


Thanks

Re: Hessen Jews prior 1700 #germany

Reuven Stern
 

You may try Alemania Judaica  http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/  , I found a lot of useful information in this web site.
--
Reuven Stern, Kfar Vradim Israel

Re: Archives of Ukraine records #ukraine

Chuck Weinstein
 

The sheer number of Russian language documents being posted on Alex Krakovski's Ukraine wiki will take several years to index and transcribe, based on the number of volunteers Ukraine Research Division has that can do the work.  While we are experimenting with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution, we are not satisfied yet that it can do the job.  If you can help, please let us know.  

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, JewishGen Ukraine Research Division
chuck1@...

Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

marlenedunham@...
 

My great grandmother's name was Rose/Rozie/Rosia.  I had never heard the name Ida until I saw her tombstone which read Ida Rose.

Marlene Dunham
Researching:
Halper, Galper, Odessa, Kherson, Ukraine
Bernstein - Lomza Poland
Garfinkle - Austria
Kanowitz - Poland

Re: When was this picture taken? #photographs #germany

Sally Bruckheimer
 

1890s. Leg o' Mutton sleeves

Translation needed - Russian #russia #translation

lfrydl@...
 

Hello: Would someone be able to translate this Census for me?  At least the names in the first column?  Thank you! Linda M.

Seeking information on a village named Horodok, Vilna #lithuania

bgreenfield7@...
 

My family came from Horodok, Vilna Gubernya.  It is near Minsk and this letter is from Jewish Members who live in Minsk and  who are trying to gather information for a Museum.

I think this should be posted on the Discussion Group but I don’t know how to do it.

 

Bette Greenfield  

 

 

 

 

Dear Bette Greenfield,

               We are volunteers-local historians group. We look forward to your help in collecting information about the former village Horodok.

Historical information:  -since the second half of the NINETEENTH century Horodok belonged to the Vileika County Vilnius province;

-from 1921 to 1939 this village was part of Poland;
-since September 20, 1944 – in the Molodechno region, and from January 1960 – Molodechno district, Minsk region.

               Our immediate plans are to continue studying local history through the history of individual families whose roots go back to the Horodok.

                We will be grateful for any materials: photos and films, memories, documents, correspondence, your stories about family members, etc. We are ready to use materials in Russian, Belarusian, Polish, English, Yiddish, Hebrew and other languages. The information you provide will be used to prepare local history publications on the site of the Horodok (http://horodok.by/) in the mass media, creating a full and multi-faceted chronicle of the town, perpetuating the memory of those who died during the Second World War, forming a culture of memory for new generations.

               The history of the country is formed from the stories of individual families.     Therefore, it is very important for us to establish the history of people who are connected with the history of the town of Gorodok.

The past is the starting point for the future, so the goal of our work is to create a cultural and historical area "Museum of the Jewish, Belarusian, Polish, Tatar community" on the basis of the SEI "Gorodok educational and pedagogical complex kindergarten-basic school of the Molodechno district".

This platform will become a place for collecting not only information, but also a place for communication and dialogue of cultures. That is why we, the older generation, should be interested in history, to tell, teach, and discuss important milestones in the history of the town. After all, the young will soon become the older generation, and it will be their turn to pass the baton.

               We believe very much in what we do.

                Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Lina Tsivina-moderator of the cultural project: "Horodok and its Jewish history".

Alexey Zhakhovets - creator of the Horodok website.by (site about the Horodok of Molodechno district).

Tatyana Shumel - teacher of history and social studies of the SEI «Horodok educational and pedagogical complex kindergarten-basic school of the Molodechno district».

 

 

Re: Yiddish or Hebrew name for IDA #belarus #names

Mikhoyel Basherives
 

It could be almost anything as people have responded. My grandmother's aunt was Ida in English but her Yiddish name was Hotke/Hotka which is how we call her, which I believe is a diminutive for Hodes (Haddas).

Re: Geography mystery: Did any part of Polish Russia became German between 1880 and 1900? Specifically where? #poland #germany

adrian.707@btinternet.com
 

I believe the area west of Poznan was Germany for a while. In that area of Europe the borders changed frequently.

Re: Geni and Family Search #general

Max Heffler
 

I enjoy using geni/MyHeritage and Ancestry to bounce back and forth, filling in many records and blanks, but it does consume a significant amount of time. I have over 21500 hints on outstanding on Ancestry. More blanks filled in present more record hints. I have less than 1300 record and tree matches left on MyHeritage.


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Alyssa Freeman via groups.jewishgen.org <tsiporah.shani=gmail.com@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:59 AM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Geni and Family Search #general
 
      I take issue with the majority of sources on My Heritage and Geni being from trees. Both sides have Social Security, Census, birth, death, and marriage records and public records, among others. They're not perfect and it's harder to find evidence for ancestors who lived their entire lives outside an English speaking country, but that's where Jewish Gen and Family Search can be helpful.  My main tree is on MH. I don't have record matches for every single person, but I do have them for a lot of them. With Geni, even though Geni is linked to My Heritage, I find a lot of errors, since their goal is to make one giant family tree of the Jewish people and you can edit someone else's tree. However, I've gotten a lot of relatives from other people's trees there that have had record matches come up once I add them to My Heritage. I have found some famous people in my tree - no kings or queens but a couple of artists, musicians, and writers - and I've verified all them. Only one of them had I ever heard of before. Only once did one turn out to be wrong, and it was someone I got from a tree in Geni. 
     My mom uses Ancestry. She finds things that I haven't and I find things that she hasn't and we sometimes correct each other, so I'd say those two are about equal. Family Search tends not to have as many living relatives in their records from foreign countries but they do have records from many other countries - except Israel. My guess as to why is because FS is run by the Mormons.
 
Alyssa Freeman
Henrico, VA
FAVILYUKIS, BOTNIK, DIKERMAN, SUSSMAN, KALLNER, FRIEMAN, FREIMAN, KAPLINSKY, LEVANISKY, GORDON, MARKEL, SHACHAR, SHAPIRO

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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html

tombstone translation #translation

Leya Aronson
 

Hello,
I cannot figure out how to answer the tombstone request by Mary Ellen.
However all the guesses as to what the Bet Shin Tet before the date of death stands for 
BESAIVA TOVA...in old age [literally with good wisdom]
Sorry but I cannot type in Hebrew on this computer.
 
Leya Aronson
Toronto

June 29: Zoom genealogy webinar from Center for Jewish History #events

Moriah Amit
 

Family History Today: Jewish Refugees & the U.S.-Mexico Border
Watch Live on Zoom - Monday, June 29, 6 PM ET


Between the world wars, more than 200,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Europe and the Middle East found a safe haven in Latin America, where immigration restrictions were less stringent and more easily circumvented than in the U.S. and British-controlled Palestine. While some of these refugees permanently settled in Latin America, many more emigrated again, primarily to the U.S. and Israel. In this presentation, Moriah Amit, the Center for Jewish History’s senior genealogy librarian, will explore the lesser-known history of Jewish refugee immigration to the U.S. via Latin America. Additionally, for those whose ancestors came to America through this route, Moriah will explain how to locate records that will shed light on their journey.


Ticket Info: Pay what you wish at jewishrefugees.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 to receive a link to the Zoom program.

This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute; it is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Moriah Amit
Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

Re: Archives of Ukraine records #ukraine

darren.lubotsky@...
 

Thanks for posting this. 
My understanding is that not all of these original documents are currently translated and indexed in Jewishgen. Is that correct? 
What would be the best way to have them translated?

Thanks,
Darren Lubotsky

Re: Geni and Family Search #general

Alyssa Freeman
 

      I take issue with the majority of sources on My Heritage and Geni being from trees. Both sides have Social Security, Census, birth, death, and marriage records and public records, among others. They're not perfect and it's harder to find evidence for ancestors who lived their entire lives outside an English speaking country, but that's where Jewish Gen and Family Search can be helpful.  My main tree is on MH. I don't have record matches for every single person, but I do have them for a lot of them. With Geni, even though Geni is linked to My Heritage, I find a lot of errors, since their goal is to make one giant family tree of the Jewish people and you can edit someone else's tree. However, I've gotten a lot of relatives from other people's trees there that have had record matches come up once I add them to My Heritage. I have found some famous people in my tree - no kings or queens but a couple of artists, musicians, and writers - and I've verified all them. Only one of them had I ever heard of before. Only once did one turn out to be wrong, and it was someone I got from a tree in Geni. 
     My mom uses Ancestry. She finds things that I haven't and I find things that she hasn't and we sometimes correct each other, so I'd say those two are about equal. Family Search tends not to have as many living relatives in their records from foreign countries but they do have records from many other countries - except Israel. My guess as to why is because FS is run by the Mormons.
 
Alyssa Freeman
Henrico, VA
FAVILYUKIS, BOTNIK, DIKERMAN, SUSSMAN, KALLNER, FRIEMAN, FREIMAN, KAPLINSKY, LEVANISKY, GORDON, MARKEL, SHACHAR, SHAPIRO

Holocaust Survivors located in Holland #holocaust

Lande
 

The USHMM has linked digitized documents with 24,133 names in the existing collection Dutch Survivor Lists in the Holocaust Survivors and Victims database.  This collection, indexed by Jewishgen volunteers in 2011,  includes a number of lists obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.  It consists of lists of survivors located in various parts of Holland.  While most were Dutch, the collection includes a  large numbers of German Jews,  who emigrated to Holland both before and after the war.
 
The names can be searched and viewed in the combined collection, Dutch Survivor Lists (https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv_view.php?Sourceid=27995) and also under each individual town list.  You may request the associated PDF documents by submitting a request through each name record and receive the document immediately in your email.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.