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Re: Seeking help finding birth records or other records in Czernovitz #Ukraine

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hello Miranda,

I would like to point you to the Czernowitz BMD database available at
https://czernowitz.geneasearch.net
It is based on the microfilms from FamilySearch but has also some
extra documents.

There is also The Czernowitz-L Website and mailing list
http://czernowitz.ehpes.com/

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

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

Bruce Drake
 

As a young girl, Esther Brand was “Saved by Righteous Gentiles” — the
title of her account from the Yizkor book of Turka, a town that sat by
the Stryj River in western Ukraine. At times, she walked the streets
not wearing the yellow Star of David patch as ordered by the Germans
on pain of death, but one day she was overtaken by fear and put it on
her arm. She approached a farmer to ask if he would like to purchase
kitchen utensils from her house in exchange for food, but once there,
he said to her: “I saw announcements that you must be prepared to go
to the Sambor Ghetto. We have no children at home, and we want to
perform a good deed in this world and save a young soul from
extermination.”

And for two years, he did just that, hiding her in a crate, and then a
haystack and then his attic. She witnessed the fate she had avoided
befalling other Jews of Turka, watching from a window for hours as the
Jews were being marched to the Sambor ghetto, “walking with suitcases,
packages and sacks. Some wept, and others were just sad. From time to
time, they peered backward, as if to cast a final glance at their
houses in which they and their ancestors had lived - and who knew if
they would see them again.”

Esther did get to see Turka again after the Soviets drove out the
Germans. But all that was left “was a heap of ruins, without any
Jewish remnant.”

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2551878231500983?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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

Photographic Stick Pins #Galicia

barbarakrasner@...
 


I've come across a photo stick pin that was found in my grandfather's knotted sock. I suspect the photo might be my grandmother's mother, Pesia Seife Zuckerkandel, of Kozlow, Galicia. Has anyone come across stick pin photos of family members? If so, from what region and timeframe?
Barbara Krasner
Somerset, NJ

SS5 Question for Immigrants #USA #Help #BrickWall #Poland

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi all,

I've been trying to find ANY living ancestor on my grandfather's side, Levine, hitting brick walls at each turn, and just hit another.

My g-grandfather was Isaac Levine (in the US - Lewin in Poland, born in Grodno), and my g-grandmother was Sarah Silver (Silbernagel/ Zylbernagel - born in Warsaw). Isaac came to the US in 1903. Sarah came in 1906 with my grandfather, Jacob, and his two older sisters, Elizabeth and Helen.

They were in Philadelphia for the 1910 census and I found them in the 1915 NY census. By the 1920 census, Isaac had died. I still haven't found exactly when and why he died.

I was able to find all of my grandfather's siblings, his youngest three all born in Philadelphia. And I could find who they all married, and even found some children from a couple of them. I think I found ONE living ancestor, whose grandmother was Helen. But I can't get any response from her, and when I look at the family tree she has, I suspect she knows less about her grandmother than I know about my grandfather. There HAS to be someone, though, and I'd love to find photos.

That gives a bit of a background. I still can't find any birth info for ANY of the family born in Poland/Belarus. On all my grandfather's  records, he said he was born in Warsaw, and the birth locations of my great-grandparents came from their marriage record that Stanley from JRI-Poland kindly found for me. I was even in Poland in May, and met with one of the genealogists at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. She was able to track my grandfather's family back to the late 1700s, thanks to revisionist lists, but no birth certificates for anyone.

I have a 1952 ship manifest when Helen and her husband, Murray, went to Burmuda, which listed where she was born (which I believe is incorrect - it's the exact same location as her husband which is MILES from even where her father was born), as well as when and where she was naturalized, along with a number. None of that has helped and I still can't find her naturalization papers. So, I still don't know where she was born.

Since my grandfather's SS5 had been so helpful when I didn't even know the names of my great-grandparents, I decided that I'd request one for my g-aunt, Helen, whose married name was Denison.

However, when I received it last week, it had that she was born in Philadelphia. So this is where my question of genealogists comes in: Everything else on the form matches the info I have; parents' names, where she lived, her married name. the same date of birth that I have, which is 1900. She requested her SS# in 1977 (she was 77 years old). She had to have been naturalized in order to get a SS#. But my question is, if she wasn't born in the US, how could she get a SS# without a birth certificate or naturalization papers? She was NOT born in Philadelphia.

Thanks,

Margie Geiser
Arizona, USA

Family names: LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL, EPSZTEJN, MOCZYDLOWER, MENDELSOHN, WILK, GRUNPELTZ, ERLICH, JOSKOWICZ, ABRAHAMOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN

Known locations: Plawno, Warsaw, Grodno, Lodz, Rodomsko, Mozydlow

Panevezys - Lithuania #Lithuania

gordberger@sympatico.ca
 

I am endeavouring to try to ascertain what happened to my family who lived in Panevezys, Lithuania at the start of World War ll.
My grandfather’s name was Itsyk Leyb Birger and my grandmother’s maiden name was Gold Elka Gofman.
They had 4 children Muscia (married name Kliackiene),Nathan Birger, Sara Birger and Israel Birger (my father) who emigrated to
South Africa in the 1920’s.
Despite making extensive enquiries through Yad Vashem and the International Red Cross, I have been unable to find any information.
If anyone can assist me with any information. It would be greatly appreciated.

Gordon Berger

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Re: Cherkassy-Smela #Ukraine

Bella Tseytlin
 

Hi, and apologies for bothering you. 

What do you mean by list for Smela?  asking as I, myself, am interested in Uman, Cherkassy Region (and surrounds).


Thank you.

Regards,
Bella Tseytlin.


Messages. How to delete them? #Help

babycat3@...
 

How do I delete messages after read but have no need.
Thanks

Re: Panevezys - Lithuania #Lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Please email me and I will try to help.

Also check out the KehilaLink at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/panevezys/

Regards

Eli

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Jon Seligman
 

Abraham,

 

The hashtag has the potential to be useful but needs to be visually presented better. The white in small letters on a light green background (#Sephardic #Galicia) makes it almost invisible to the eye. Larger letters and a black background would work (#Sephardic #Galicia).

 

חג שמח

)it was always outrageous that the JewishGen forum would not accept Hebrew characters – so תודה רבה)

 

Jon Seligman

Zur Hadassa, Israel

Re: Photographic Stick Pins #Galicia

Frank Schulaner
 

After years of moving about, I lost them, but at one time I had photo stick pins both of my mother (born 1907) and her mother, my grandmother (born c.1870). Both photos were taken when they were one or two years old, in apparently the same photo studio in Rymanow, Galicia. I say apparently, because the style of both photos--the shading, the black-white balance, etc.--seems the same despite the years between them.

Re: Photographic Stick Pins #Galicia

Frank Schulaner
 

I once had two such photo pins (black and white), of my mother (born 1907) and grandmother (born c. 1870), taken when both were one or two years old, in what must have been the same studio in Rymanow, Galicia.

photograph stick pins

Frank Schulaner
 

I once had two such photo pins (black and white), of my mother (born 1907) and grandmother (born c. 1870), taken when both were one or two years old, in what must have been the same studio in Rymanow, Galicia.

Re: Photographic Stick Pins #Galicia

Frank Schulaner
 

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:25 PM, <barbarakrasner@...> wrote:

I've come across a photo stick pin that was found in my grandfather's knotted sock. I suspect the photo might be my grandmother's mother, Pesia Seife Zuckerkandel, of Kozlow, Galicia. Has anyone come across stick pin photos of family members? If so, from what region and timeframe?
Barbara Krasner
Somerset, NJ

 On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:25 PM, <barbarakrasner@...> wrote:

I've come across a photo stick pin that was found in my grandfather's knotted sock. I suspect the photo might be my grandmother's mother, Pesia Seife Zuckerkandel, of Kozlow, Galicia. Has anyone come across stick pin photos of family members? If so, from what region and timeframe?
Barbara Krasner
Somerset, NJ

 I once had two such photo pins (black and white), of my mother (born 1907) and grandmother (born c. 1870), taken when both were one or two years old, in what must have been the same studio in Rymanow, Galicia.

information abour Nowy Sacz, former Galicia #Galicia

sylvia vanderhoeft
 

Does anyone know where I can find information ( such as birthrecords) in Nowy sacz before 1820?

Ropschitz in America

YBentham
 

Hello
My late father David Henryk Ropschitz had relatives in the USA at the end of the 1800s I believe. I have also found the name Ropschitz appearing in an address, like a street name somewhere in the USA. Are there any Ropschitz family members around who might be connected to the Ropschitz family from Lvov? Morris Ropschitz born Lvov 1865 I believe, was my grandfather.  I would be thrilled to be in touch with anyone from that family connection since most of the family was wiped out in Auschwitz. Thank you. Yolanda Ropschitz Bentham, Somerset, England. ,

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Re: SS5 Question for Immigrants #USA #Help #BrickWall #Poland

Marian
 

I'm not convinced she could not have a Social Security Number even if she wasn't a citizen, but maybe others can cite the official rules on that question.  I went to look at the 1952 manifest mentioned.

The numbers associated with Murray and Helen on that 1952 passenger list look to me like Certificate of Naturalization (CN) or Naturalization Certificate (NC) numbers (which are the same thing).

 

My guess is Murray’s NC 2166347 would date from sometime in the 1920’s.

Helen’s NC 6517534 would date from right after WW II (ca 1944-46 or so, maybe a little later).

 

If you can find a court record of Helen’s naturalization and confirm she was issued that certificate number (it should be written on the back of her granted petition for naturalization or might appear on an index card), then you might want to request that C-file by number from USCIS (uscis.gov/genealogy).  The C-number is above 6.5 million, so it should be a substantial file with many documents showing place of birth—perhaps even her sworn testimony with that question.

 

Marian Smith

JewishGen Weekly Update 10/11/19 #JewishGenNews

Nancy Siegel
 

JEWISHGEN WEEKLY UPDATE

October 11, 2019


Don’t miss the latest issue of JewishGen’s Weekly Update, which reports on a variety of new and updated JewishGen resources. We hope you will find it to be informative and helpful to your research. 


This issue includes articles about:

  • New JewishGen Discussion Group

  • Online Class - East Prussia and Baltic Nations

  • Six New KehilaLinks Webpages

  • German Collection - 1845 Altona-Hamburg Census

  • New Director of Member Support

  • Bessarabia Cemeteries Update

  • New Records from Dej, Romania (Formerly Des, Hungary)

  • Helpful Hints: Using the Unified Search 


We invite you to access the JewishGen Weekly Update by following this link:

https://mailchi.mp/jewishgen.org/jewishgen-weekly-update-303615


Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Communications Coordinator

JewishGen.org


Accessibility Issue. #Help

Barbara Mannlein
 

 

Thanks to Jon Seligman for raising this issue  White text on a black ground is an accessibility issue.   

  • About 50% of people have some degree of astigmatism.
  • White text on black grounds causes “halation” -  a visual fuzzing effect.
  • Halation  reduces readability of text and is particularly bad for people with astygmatism.

Jon Seligman wrote:
The hashtag has the potential to be useful but needs to be visually presented better. The white in small letters on a light green background (#Sephardic#Galicia) makes it almost invisible to the eye. Larger letters and a black background would work (#Sephardic #Galicia).
 

Re: SS5 Question for Immigrants #USA #Help #BrickWall #Poland

jbonline1111@...
 

"She requested her SS# in 1977 (she was 77 years old). She had to have been naturalized in order to get a SS#. But my question is, if she wasn't born in the US, how could she get a SS# without a birth certificate or naturalization papers? "

Actually, anyone who works in the USA must have a Social Security number.  They do not have to be born here nor must they be naturalilzed citizens.   Women of Helen's generation may never have worked outside the home, but might have to get a social security number in order to receive Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits, for example, which would explain her getting one at age 77. 

Through the early 1900s, women were naturalized on their husband's naturalization papers. Therefore, Helen may have been naturalized with her husband.  

I found some of my "missing" relatives and more information on them at the cemetery.  When I went to visit the grave of one, I found several buried adjacently.  This might be another avenue of research. 

Best of luck!

Barbara Sloan

What is her name?

jbonline1111@...
 

I have been researching my grandmother, Chana (Anna) Slonimsky for some time.  So far, I have not found any documents that clearly show her birth surname, which may be PASSIN or PASEIN, or some other variant.  She was married to Max (Mordche) SLONIMSKY about 1906 (no record found in NYC where they lived) and had three sons, Barnett (later Ben)1907, Philip, 1910 and my father, Louis (later Larry) 1917, whose surname is misspelled on his birth certificate as Slominsky.  She appears to have immigrated from Vilna and  after Max died, she remarried in the early 1920s to Yankel (Jake) MUSHKAT.  She died in 1927. My father said she had no USA relatives other than a cousin or two who immigrated here some time after she did.  Her father was Bernaig and her mother Fanny, nee KATZ.  

She should not be confused with my great aunt Annie (Slonimsky) Feinstein.

I have tried birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, naturalization papers (she is on her second husband's papers), all to no avail.  Any suggestions would be grateful received. 

She should not be confused with my great aunt Annie (Slonimsky) Feinstein.

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