Date   
Difficult passage

Selwyn
 

 
Dear members -
Together with my coordinator and her able colleague, we three have been
engaged for about two years in incrementally translating the Dubno Memorial
Book.
We have not worked sequentially but according to the choices of my
coordinator.
I am now engaged in the chapter entitled "Excerpts from the Dubno Journal"
that commences on column 111 at:
 
org/items/31976d00-6c7d-0133-037f-00505686a51c/book#page/6/mode/1up
 
In spite of considerable experience of more than twenty years, I find, after
the opening paragraphs by the author, I have come up against a style of
writing that I have been unable to translate suitably into English. I have
researched extensively, including assistance from a personal friend who is an
English-speaking Talmudic scholar, an extensive dictionary of acronyms and
I have also sought help from the National Library - all to no avail. There
appear to be many local acronyms and other references relating to the era
and locality depicted.
 
Is there a generous soul out there who would consider assisting us on a pro
bono basis?
 
Yours,
  
Selwyn Rose,
 

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

Bruce Drake
 

Hanukkah is approaching so I thought I’d help you welcome it with three vignettes of the holiday drawn from the Yizkor books of Strzyzow and Kaluszyn in Poland, and Gorodets in Belarus. Some extracts:

“When Hanukkah eve arrived and the Almighty was good to us children and sent us down the first pure white snow, it was for us the greatest happiness and exhilaration. Snowballs were thrown at the sextons while they were reciting the blessings during the candle lighting ceremony” ... “The Chanukah nights were studded with stars. The snow glistened as if to light up God's little acre. On Layzer Farber's hill squeaked little sleighs and on the sidewalks of the main street unhurriedly promenaded young couples dreaming of their future happiness” … “The Chanukah nights were bright and joyful. The smell of latkes wafted from all windows until late into the night. The Chanukah candles flickered slowly; one by one the shutters closed, and the night enfolded the little wooden houses of the town. From a distance one could hear only the creaking of the train wheels at the station at Mrozy. Or was it already the sound of the Angel of Death flapping his wings on his way to the shtetl” … “The lit wicks of the Hanukkah-Menorah, on the window sills of houses, light up the street around them and warm the hearts of children. I stand and watch the burning candle and Hannah and her seven sons march before my eyes. They paid with their life because they were not tempted to betray their belief and their people. Then I see Matityahu the Cohen and Yehuda Maccabee with his soldiers and it seems to me that the Hanukkah candles are in fact a yortzeit [memorial candle lit once a year] candle for the soldiers killed in the revolt.”

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2694625007226304?__tn__=K-R


Bruce Drake

Silver Spring, MD


Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Re: Viewmate translation request - Sanok 1900 Census #records #Galicia #Poland #Help

Meyer Denn
 

David, could you please tell us where you acquired this census document? I have been looking for this document from my grandfather's village, KORCZYNA, only a few kilometers away from Sanok.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Meyer Denn
Beit Shemesh, Israel

Headstone portraits #chicago #illinois #cemeteries

Renée K. Carl
 

I am just the messenger!

A person on twitter works in estate sales. She came across a bucket of headstone portraits. These images have been removed from headstones. Their origin unknown, but somehow they ended up in Kentucky. The maker of the images is stamped Oak Park, IL so they might have a Midwest origin.

Some of the portraits have names on the back - all the names I have seen appear to be Jewish.

The person who found these is trying to reunite the images with the families. Whether these were stolen or replaced with newer versions is not known.

You can see some here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2825447780809024&id=582166895137135

 
Please contact the person in the links. I am just the messenger. I am trying to get an email address to reach her.
 
Thank you
Renee
 
Renee K. Carl
Washington DC
 
KAROL/CARL - Volhynia, Boston, St Louis
KATSHER/KATCHER/KETCHER - Latvia, New York, St. Louis

Judishcen Friedhof and New Cemetery in Cochem-Hein family

Milton Koch
 

My PGGM, Esther Hein, was born in Cochem in 1834. I have discovered many =
Hein names in the above-mentioned cemeteries.
I am looking for details regarding possible family members, other =
pertinent genealogical data, etc., of several people who are buried in =
these two cemeteries-Hein family members. The burial information and =
cemetery plots are listed in JOWBR-Germany for this town.
These include: Max Hein, Isaak Hein, Abraham Hein, Michel Hein, Anna =
Hein, Moses Hein who have pictures of their gravestones.=20
There are photographs of several of these gravestones from the Judischen =
cemetery, but no images from the New cemetery, however.
I would also appreciate any translation of the Hebrew inscriptions of =
those that are posted.
Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD,USA
HEIN-Cochem

Jewish residents of Mühlhausen 1770's-1800s

alan.ehrlich@...
 

Dear Genners,

Can anyone possibly point me to information sources regarding Jewish residents of Mühlhausen and vicinity during 1770's-1800s.

All the information I've presently come across either relates to the Middle ages through 1650s, or to post-1820.

For information, I'm researching information re. the following person:

Aron ben Heynemann b. circa 1750 in Rotenburg a.d. Fulda, Germany, who by 1783 resided: in Mühlhausen or vicinity.

...Son of Heynemann "Chaim" ben Meyer b. 1698 °° Emile bat Peritz ben Cappell b. circa 1710 in  Herleshausen, Germany

... Arons siblings variously adopted the surnames: Dellevie, Ballin and Plaut 1808 in Rotenburg a.d. Fulda, while other siblings or their wives/children (subsequently) changed their surnames to: Wertheimer/Werthan, Dilloff, Doellefeld

Thank you.

Friendly regards,
Alan

Alan Ehrlich
Geneva, Switzerland

Re: (US) Senator Mitch Romney Sends Letter to USCJS Objecting to The Outrageous Proposed Fee Increase

Sam G.
 

Makes sense, given Romney's Mormon background and his LDS/FamilySearch constituents. 

LAMPERT - Brooklyn 1940-1947

Jules Feldman
 

The LAMPERT family acc to the 1940 census were living at 1507 38th St, Brooklyn . The family were

Samuel LAMPERT age 47

His wife Esther 44

Henry 24

William 21

Herman 13

In 1947 Esther died while living at the same address.

I will be grateful if anyone can put me in touch with descendants of the LAMPERT family.

Thanks,

Jules Feldman

Kibbutz Yizreel

Re: viewmate request

geniediane
 

Could be Aron , Avnar or Avnas.
Hope this helps. Diane Jacobs



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Wendy Griswold <wendygris@...>
Date: 12/11/19 5:12 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] viewmate request

Hello, dear cousins,

I have posted an illegible signature on viewmate at
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76206

It comes from my aunt's marriage cert, 1928, New York.

The first signature is the groom, Joseph Goodman,
the second is the bride, Rose Blitz,
and the third is some indecipherable Blitz.
Can someone make it out?

A thousand thanks,

Wendy Griswold
Jupiter FL

seeking: Zurawno: Blitz, Pfeiffer/Fifer any spelling. Also in Buenos
Aires, Montevideo, and Israel
Nowy Sacz area: Wenzelberg (any spelling), Einhorn, Shifuldrem (any spelling)
Ekaterinoslaw (Dniepro) - Dwass, any spelling
--
Diane Jacobs

Great walking tour of Jewish London history

N. Summers
 



If anyone is in London for a visit, I highly recommend the walking tours of the Old Jewish Quarter with a gentleman named Stephen Burstin. My husband and I took a tour arranged by JW3 (see link below) which is a marvelous London Jewish Community Center. Our tour focused on just one section of London, but in that two hours we learned so much about the Jewish immigrants  from eastern Europe and Spain/Portugal, and walked through the streets where they lived, went to school, worked and worshipped. My husband and I were deeply moved. 



Nancy S.
Maryland, USA

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, ALPER, LYSS, LIFSCHITZ, LEAF, LUSMAN

Viewmate translation request - Sanok 1900 Census #records #Galicia #Poland #Help

David Birnbaum
 

I have posted a page from a 1900 census of Sanok written in almost illegible Polish script. I would much appreciate help in understanding the exact profession mentioned as well as the address. 
The links are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76214
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76213
and http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76212

Many Thanks
David 

Re: Stolpersteine in Polish Silesia

xan madera
 

hi margaret ,
did you contact directly
anne thomas/stolpersteine ?

http://www.stolpersteine.eu/en/contacts/

4. Anne Thomas is responsible for the project outside of Germany. Please contact her (in English, French, German or Russian) if you would like a Stolperstein to be laid or you have any questions concerning the project:
Anne Thomas
E-mail: international(at)stolpersteine.eu

i would like to do make it too in the lodz ghetto ,but you need a permission from the local city.
anne thomas answered me that i have to get it.
best wishes
jan braunholz,frankfurt/m

searching:
BRAUNHOL(T)Z,BRAUNHOLC,BRANGOLC,
BRUNHAULT,BRUNOLD,
MORENO,MOREIJN
KROLL
GRUNDMANN
HETZER,HESS,HESSLEIN
MAHLER























Anne Thomas
E-mail: international(at)stolpersteine.eu

Re: Stolpersteine in Polish Silesia

David Lewin
 

Put   Stolpersteine Breslau into a Google search window and you will have lots of answers

David Lewin
London


At 17:07 11/12/2019, margaret.lev@... wrote:
Has anyone had experience of installing Stolpersteine in Polish Silesia ?
 
My paternal grandparents, Adolf and Frieda (nee MASUR) STEIN lived in a small town, Kanth, now Katy Wroclawski, along the railway line , 12 miles SW of Breslau, now called Wroclaw.  They were murdered in April 1942 in Izbica ghetto, presumably on the way to a conentration camp.

Which level of local council one should approach, the municipality or the regional ? 

There were 4 Jewish families in this small  town.  I have contact details for the granddaughter in London of Dr And Mrs HEIDENFELD.  There were two other families, the JUNGMANNS  and a family who owned a shoe shop.  Any suggestions for searching for their families? 
 
Margaret Levin
London N 3
_._,_._,_

Family Names in Messages (was #digest)

Peter Lebensold
 

Agreed!  Having all family names (and nothing else) in all caps makes it so much easier to quickly scan messages for names of interest.

What would also be helpful would be if those who post images for translation, or links to ViewMate postings, would be sure to include the family names of those to whom the images refer.  Otherwise, we have to open each ViewMate posting to see if, perhaps, one of "our" names is referenced.

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

(US) Senator Mitch Romney Sends Letter to USCJS Objecting to The Outrageous Proposed Fee Increase

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) sent a letter on December 10 to the Department of Homeland Security asking them to explain the proposed changes that would result in a significant increase in the cost of searching and requesting copies of the genealogical records from the Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). 

 

The letter sent to Chad Wolf, the acting Homeland Security secretary, and Kenneth Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Senator asks for additional information on the budgets and expenses of the USCIS Genealogy Program and questions the rationale behind raising search fees from $65 to $240 and records fees from $65 to $385. He asks for replies by December 18 to four questions. Senator Romney noted in the letter, “a family historian would need to pay $625 to search and obtain a single file on a relative.”  He further commented, “I am concerned that drastically raising the Genealogy Program’s fees would harm genealogists across the United States without addressing your budgetary concerns.”


To read Senator Romney’s letter go to: https://tinyurl.com/rj7b8zs

Original URL:

https://www.romney.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/12.10.19%20Letter%20to%20USCIS%20on%20Genealogy%20Program%20.pdf

 

To read more on Senator Romney’s letter read:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/12/11/utah-sen-mitt-romney

 

Remember, that the deadline for submitting comments has been postponed to December 30, 2019. To read the most up to date information follow the website for the coalition of genealogists, historians and archivists at https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/

We need an avalanche of response to hope to defeat this proposal.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

ViewMate translation request - Yiddish

Sue Okun
 

I've posted a letter from my grandmother to my mother in Yiddish, and I'm hoping someone can translate it. It is two pages long. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses:

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you so much for your help!

Sue Okun  

ViewMate translation request - Yiddish

Sue Okun
 

I've posted a document in Yiddish that was found in my grandmother's papers, and I'm hoping someone can translate it. It is on ViewMate at the following address:


If you can help, I'd be very appreciative.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.  

Sue Okun  

ViewMate Translation request - Yiddish

Sue Okun
 

I've posted a letter from my mother to her parents in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is two pages long, and it is on ViewMate at the following addresses:


If you can help, I'd be very appreciative.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.  

Sue Okun  

viewmate request

Wendy Griswold
 

Hello, dear cousins,

I have posted an illegible signature on viewmate at
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76206

It comes from my aunt's marriage cert, 1928, New York.

The first signature is the groom, Joseph Goodman,
the second is the bride, Rose Blitz,
and the third is some indecipherable Blitz.
Can someone make it out?

A thousand thanks,

Wendy Griswold
Jupiter FL

seeking: Zurawno: Blitz, Pfeiffer/Fifer any spelling. Also in Buenos
Aires, Montevideo, and Israel
Nowy Sacz area: Wenzelberg (any spelling), Einhorn, Shifuldrem (any spelling)
Ekaterinoslaw (Dniepro) - Dwass, any spelling

Re: Kalonymus

Karen Lukeman
 

Hi Gershon,

Thanks so much for your email....I was hoping that your would write. I don't have access to my computer but I think that I have this right. My great-great-grandfather born in 1790 was Kalmon Kalmamowitz. His grandson (my dad's uncle) was also Kalmon Kalmamowitz. In addition, my uncle was named Kalmon Kalmamowitz (and subsequently changed his name to Calvin Calmon.

We are somehow related to the famous Rabbi Abraham Kalmamowitz, but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.

There are also several sons named Samuel among my ancestors.

Where was your family from?

Best regards,

Karen Calmon Lukeman


From: Gershon S. Lehrer <gershon.lehrer@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:53:22 AM
To: Karen_Lukeman@... <Karen_Lukeman@...>
Cc: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Kalonymus
 
Hello,

I assume that your surname Kalmanowitz is thanks to the fact that another patriarch (higher up the tree), was also a Kalman. This could mean that Kalman Kalmanowitz was one of more (or many?) Kalmans in your family.

Gershon

Op wo 11 dec. 2019 om 17:39 schreef <Karen_Lukeman@...>:
The patriarch of my family, as far as I could go back, was Kalman Kalmamowitz in Lyubcha Russia (later Poland and now Belarus)...near minsj and Vilna. There have been several Kalman Kalmamowitz's since, one being my uncle who changed his name to Calvin Calmon prior to going to Dartmouth College, probably to anglicize his name. My tree is on Geni (but started it on My Heritage). I did the 23andme and FTDNA DNA tests, and uploaded my data to Gedmatch and MyHeritage. My sister Nadine did the Ancestry  DNA test. 

Karen Calmon Lukeman


--
Gershon S. Lehrer
E-mail: Gershon.Lehrer@...


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