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Thank you To Nu? What's Nu? A search tip and A Uruguay research request re GOLDSHMIDT #ISO

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Jewish Gen members and Gary,

Thank you to Nu? What's Nu?, edited by Gary Mokotoff for helping to weaken a brick wall. Gary mentioned that Family Search now has Uruguay Passenger Records online. I knew that Goldsmith family from Lithuania emigrated to Montevideo, Uruguay but not when. I found their records, thanks to Gary.

I want to share a research tip: Initially I searched Goldshmidt and did not find them. I then did a Gold* search which required perusing over 700 records, but I found them with the name spelled as Goldemidas.

Has anyone used a Uruguay researcher successfully? Has anyone had successful dealings with the Montevideo Jewish Community?

Thank you,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area

rjf@...
 

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem, http://cahjp.nli.org.il/, has the following collection:

Uruguay - Jewish Communities and Organizations

Files of the Comité Central Israelita del Uruguay (1940-1975), the Organización Sionista del Uruguay (OSU) (1954-1975), Keren Hayesod (Campaña Unida pro Israel) del Uruguay (1948-1964), Keren Kaiemet LeIsrael (1948-1976), WIZO (1938-1959), the Congreso Judío Mundial en Uruguay (1941-1970); files of the various Jewish communities (1920-1972), the Vaad Hajinuj del Uruguay and various Jewish schools (1939-1975); youth, social and other organizations (1908-1972) in Montevideo as well as many periodicals and publications (1942-1979).

Collection Type: 
Communities
Country: 
Uruguay
Date: 
1908 - 1975
Amount: 
ca. 750 files
Record No.: 
UR/Mo

The attached file is a finding aid (folder list) that can be downloaded from the above web site.

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

Karen_Lukeman@...
 

Hi, 

We took a wonderful Jewish tour of Montevideo with Fanny Margolis earlier this year. Fanny is very well connected with the Jewish community and enabled us to enjoy an oneg at a Synagogue. I'm sure that she will be able to provide information to you. Her email address is info@...  and her website is  http://www.jewishtours.com.uy/site/. 

I hope that this helps.  My paternal grandmother was also a Goldschmitt with relatives in Bakshty and Ivye. I've done the following DNA tests:  23andme, FTDNA, MyHeritage and Gedmatch. My sister Nadine did the Ancestry DNA test.

Karen Lukeman
New Hampshire