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Re: Request translation of extract from family register #germany #translation

Ernst-Peter Winter
 

2. soll seit 1846 an Carl chiff, Schreiner zu New York
verheiratet sein
2. told to be married to Carl Schiff, carpenter
(cabinetmaker) at New York, since 1846

Ernst-Peter Winter


Zoom events at the Holocaust Education and Learning Centre at the University of Huddersfield #announcements #events #holocaust

Michael Sharp
 

The Holocaust Education and Learning Centre at the University of Huddersfield has relaunched its events programme in a covid-secure form using Zoom. Details can be found at https://holocaustlearning.org.uk/events/

All zoom events are free but must be booked in advance.

The first event is on Thursday 1st October and is a conversation between survivor Rudi Leavor and Dame Louise Ellman on past and current experiences of antisemitism. Louise Ellman is one of the former members of the UK parliament who was vilified by anti-semites when the party was being led by Jeremy Corbyn

Future events include presentations on the Arolsen archives, the USHMM collection, the role of bureaucrats in the Nazi crimes, antisemitism and The Russian revolution, and Jewish refugees in Shanghai and in the Dominican Republic.

To book, click on the button for the event concerned and enter your details. A zoom link will be sent out approx. 2 days before each event. Please note the advertised times are London time.


Michael Sharp


Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

rv Kaplan
 

There have been Jewish communities in Scotland for over 200 years, reaching a peak of around 20,000 in the 1930s-1950s.  Today, there are an estimated 5-6,000, with formal communities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and St Andrews/Tayside.

At the time of mass emigration from Europe to the USA in the late 19th/early 20th century, many thousands of Jews transmigrated through Britain.  There was a sophisticated system whereby agents in Eastern Europe sold tickets covering each leg of the journey. This included sailing from eg Libau to maybe Hull, Grimsby or Leith, then travelling by train across to the major ports of Liverpool or Glasgow.  From there, they would board a ship to the USA or wherever.  Many immigrants came to Britain - including Scotland - and stayed here for months or years, then decided to try their luck in the USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia etc.

There's a common immigrant story that unscrupulous crews told the passengers disembarking at the east coast ports in England/Scotland that they had already reached America - but this is now contested by academic research and is mostly an immigration myth.

Harvey Kaplan
Dirrector
Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

     

On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 at 15:11, sjgwed via groups.jewishgen.org <sjgwed=aol.com@...> wrote:
Maybe 25 years ago, I met a bunch of Scots at a resort in the Caribbean, and they said they were Jews. Apparently, in the late 19th c. when their ancestors from eastern Europe left a European departure point for the US, their boat made a quick stop at a dock in Britain to pick up more passengers. Thinking they had arrived in the US, some Jews disembarked... and stayed!

Susan J Gordon
New York
ZBARAZ - Bialazurker
SKALAT - Schoenhaut, Lempert


Re: A new "names" database? #names

David Lewin
 

Please would Harvey Kaplan use the program and send me a list of all researchers who study the name WEINSTEIN ( or have that name themselves)

David Lewin



At 15:30 23/09/2020, rv Kaplan via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
But why duplicate a database which is already providing this function?

Harvey Kaplan



Re: New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates

David Selig
 

Dear Mr Groll

I have been using JewishGen for about three years, and on a personal note, a huge thank you to yourself and all there.
I live in Paris, where my grandmother lived before during (for some) and many years after the war.   She and her husband survived, but her two sisters and families were deported and murdered, from Paris and from Holland.
On the other side an aunt of mine was killed (from Berlin) etc...
I have only recently discovered the existence of these people, and without Jewish Gen would never have been able to.

Last week I also found for the first tiem the VHA and a testimony of a close family friend...  so moving and great that that exists.   I have had personal exchange with Peter Landé, though your site.

Thank you wholeheartedly, and very best wishes in these so troubled times
David Selig



On 24/09/2020 00:45, Avraham Groll wrote:

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


Re: One Thousand Years Ago and Genetic Defects? #dna

Kenneth Ryesky
 

Does not necessarily have to be a convert to Judaism.  Could be a mutation in a Jewish person, with descendants who attritioned out from the Jewish people, or could be a rapacious crusader.
--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@...


Re: Does anyone know that Shtetl or town in Latvia where Israel and Sora Michla (Margolis) Katz lived? #latvia

Sherri Bobish
 


Barbara,

With the surname KATZ your search will not be easy.  You'll have to sort through lots of records to find one belonging to your KATZ.

I think you should begin by searching for naturalization papers for Morris and Louis.  Odds are that Ida never took out her own papers.  She likely naturalized under her husband's papers.  That was the law until 1922.

Many U.S. naturalizations are on-line now.  You can search at www.familysearch.org and/or www.ancestry.com   Ancestry is a subscription site, but many public libraries offer free access, and since the Covid lockdown many libraries offer free access on your home computer. 

A quick search on Ancestry for Morris KATZ, arriving 1903-1907, gets a lot of naturalization hits in various states.  If you know what state and/or city he lived in that can narrow your search.  You may have to click on many nat records for Morris KATZ to find one that matches yours.  You may know it's him by wife's name, childrens names, address, names of witnesses.

Remember that at that time Latvia was within the Russian Empire.

The good news is that if he naturalized post 1906 his papers should list his town of birth.

Good luck!

Sherri Bobish


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Avraham Groll
 

Thanks for everyone's comments about this. Of equal importance to our archival collections, is our community and network of researchers around the world who join together in support of our mission. With regards to the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), it is an absolutely vital tool, and continues to be responsible for countless family connections. If you are not currently registered, we encourage you to do so!

With regards to the actual signatures, we have formulated our guidelines to benefit the greatest number of people (both experience researchers, and those new to the JewishGen family. Here is the guideline:

Signature:
 Please “sign” your posts and replies by including your full name at the end of your email. It’s helpful, but optional, to include your city of residence under your name, but do not include street address or phone number. You may occasionally include under your name some of the surnames and towns you are researching, not to exceed four lines. We encourage you, however, to use JewishGen’s Family Finder for this purpose, instead. https://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ 

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Family Tree #general

fkolbrener@...
 

In resonse to my question sent to MyCanvas, I received the answer below:
My Question:
"Message:

A recent question that popped up was related to the demise of the Flash player at the end of this year. I’ve not used your site, but am interested what will happen to any posted (published) family trees that people put on your site.

1. Will the trees be lost?
2. Have you got an alternate technology to keep those trees alive?
3. Are you going to continue to help people publish their trees through your site?"

The Answer I received:
"Hi Fred, Thank you for contacting MyCanvas Our program does use Adobe Flash and Adobe Flash is being dissolved. None of the Browsers will support it and it is rendering our program inoperable. We will be introducing a new version of our program that will begin on October 15 and the current Program will run until.
November 1. Three will be a two week overlap so that customers will be able to copy and drag their photos from the current site to the new site. This change will not affect your Ancestry Trees or account With our new version we will have a link to Ancestry to use your trees for creating Family History Books and Family Tree Posters. Unfortunately the projects on the current version will not be able to be access after November 1st. We will be making some announcements of discounts and details about the projects soon. Please let me know if you have questions I will be happy to help you. Thank you."

Hope that helps.  Contacting MyCanvas is the best way to handle your questions.

Fred Kolbrener (not affiliated with MyCanvas)


Re: New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates

Barbara Podair
 

Thank you.my father.
PICK, Artur       Male 25-Sep-1906
Zabrze


Ausbürgerung ohne Beschlagnahmung, Enteignung extra ausgewiesen

Barbara Podair
 
 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:45 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates
 

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


Re: Using DNA matches to find Jewish ancestors #dna

jack nathanson
 

The mixing up of babies by institutions might not be all that rare. My mother had black hair and green eyes when I was born, and may have not looked particularly Jewish. In the same maternity ward, there was a Mrs. Johnson, was was not Jewish, but apparently looked more Jewish than my mother did. The Johnson baby and I were both temporarily removed from our mothers, and when the nurses returned us, I was given to Mrs. Johnson, whom the nurses though was Mrs. Nathanson, and the Johnson baby was given to my mother.  Fortunately, our mothers realized that that had the wrong babies from the names on the identification bracelets.

Jack Nathanson


One Thousand Years Ago and Genetic Defects? #dna

David Goldman
 

Hi everyone. I don't fully understand how this is possible. But a senior physician I had to see told me that the defective gene for breast cancer was inherited by all Jews of eastern European descent from a SINGLE individual, and the cancer includes an extremely rare form that affects the nipple that is passed along the generations called Paget Disease, which is even more extremely rare in men (as about 10 men per year in the United States).
I don't understand this properly, but this is how it has been explained to me. Of course we know that people other than Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe suffer from breast cancer, so the only thing I could assume from this is that a single individual at that time had converted to Judaism and passed along the defect.
In any event, he told me that Ashkenazi Jews should be aware of this situation, especially since 10% of ALL breast cancer in the world is among Ashkenazi Jews who are only a quarter of one percent of the world's total population.
Does anyone have any references that discuss this subject in plain LAYMAN'S language, and who such a Jew might have been who was our collective ancestor from the 12th century?
David Goldman
NYC


Re: New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive(R) #JewishGenUpdates

tzipporah batami
 

Nice.

Gmar chaseema tova.

Do u know who is succeeding Zvi at Yad Vashem? I was traumatized hearing his passing. 

Feigie

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 6:45 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@... wrote:

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies found in USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Debbie Terman
 

Hello all,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86567
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Debbie Terman
Newton MA USA


Viewmate--Translation request--probably GERMAN #translation

Joseph Walder
 

I've posted a Galician marriage record that is probably written in German for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Please include in your response any information about the parents or godparents of the bride, and about pertinent dates.
 
Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA


Re: Sliwkiewicz or Slivkevich, originally of Warta, Poland #poland

Madeleine Isenberg
 

John,
Did you check Yad Vashem records?  plugging in SLIVKEVICH there are 98 records.  Places in Poland are mostly Lodz; some unknown places in Poland.  Possibly someone who created the page of testimony could prove to be a contact.
Best,
--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.


Need ideas for how to Interpret the relationship of 2 people to the head of household 1896 Hungarian census. #hungary #translation

Shana Millstein
 

I've posted a vital record in Hungarian for which I need an interpretation.  It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86572

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page, and thanks for any ideas!

Shana Millstein
San Francisco area


Jewish Advocate Announces Suspension of Print Publication #announcements #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

After 118 years, the Jewish Advocate announced they are ceasing their print publication on September 25th. The paper was founded by Theodore Hertzel in 1902. It has been published in the Greater Boston area.

 

Unfortunately, closure of Jewish newspapers is increasing. In the past months, Canada’s Jewish Weekly, the Canadian News of Toronto and Montreal, Britain’s primary Jewish weekly The Jewish Chronicle, the New York and New Jersey Jewish Week, and the Forward,  week have either closed or ceased their print versions.

 

At the same time, the Jewish Advocate announced plans to launch a new digital edition focuses on advocacy to Advocate for Jews, the Jewish community and for the State of Israel. They plan to provide an independent forum for Greater Boston news bout the community and various organizations and discussion and debate of the issues.

 

The Jewish Advocate also reached an agreement with NewsBank (a subscription service) to include the complete archives of the Jewish Advocate in its library and make it accessible to the general public.  NewsBank is currently digitizing the Jewish Advocate and it is anticipated having them online by next year.

 

The digital revolution accompanied by the decline of advertising revenues, exacerbated by the current pandemic, is the main reason for all the print closures. The Jewish Advocate also received a declining subsidy from the Jewish Federation which began to focus on major donors at the loss of smaller contributors to the umbrella philanthropy.

 

To read more see: https://www.thejewishadvocate.com/pageview/viewer/2020-09-25#page=0

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


New JewishGen Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 
Edited

Dear JewishGen Community,


We are pleased to announce a partnership between JewishGen.org and USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) whereby an index of data from nearly 50,000 Jewish Holocaust survivor testimonies in the USC Archive will be accessible via JewishGen.


The biographical data is discoverable via more than 250,000 possible names and aliases — which in turn contain information on more than 600,000 additional relatives identified in survivor questionnaires. Data provided in the interviews contains potentially valuable sources of genealogical and family information, with details that can include: Name, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Relationship to Interviewee, If individual survived the Holocaust, Place of Death, and Date of Death.


All individuals listed in the database link back to USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive portal. More than 4,000 of these interviews are viewable in video format via the internet, while the remaining links lead to biographical pages that may contain slideshows of photos, maps, or additional information essential to those searching for relatives, tracing their lineage, or studying the Holocaust.


Thank you to E. Randol Schoenberg (Director of Austria-Czech Research) and Logan Kleinwaks (Director of Danzig Research) for all of their assistance in adding this data to our collection. Finally, thank you to everyone at the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive® (VHA) who has worked so hard collecting the testimonies over many years, extracting the genealogical data, and for making this incredibly valuable information accessible to the thousands of JewishGen researchers who visit our site each day.


This collection can be searched via the JewishGen Holocaust Database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/) or via the JewishGen Unified Search (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/).


Wishing everyone much success in researching this meaningful collection.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org


Please support our Yom Kippur Appeal - Every Gift Will Make a Real Difference: http://bit.ly/JGYomKippurAppeal2020


ViewMate translation request - Polish/Russian? #translation

Robert E. Ybanez
 


I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM86561
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski

 

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Robert E. Ybanez Kalinski