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Re: New records online: the New York City *Geographic* Birth Index, late 19th and early 20th century,

Dick Plotz
 

In response to comments like Bruce's, Steve Morse has created a new
One-Step tool for viewing images found using this database. You can
select a record set from familysearch.org (login required), listed by
borough and reel number, or from archive.org, listed chronologically
by borough, and you will be taken directly to the reel of images.

The tool is at

https://stevemorse.org/vital/nyc_geo_birth.html

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA


On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 2:03 PM Bruce Drake <Bdrake100@...> wrote:

I appreciate the work and new offering from Reclaim the Records as well, but I found it hard to use

LitvakSIG - Batch 7 of the Vilnius Household Registers

Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 7 of the Vilnius household registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius) city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time, as well as information about many visitors. This includes refugees fleeing the Nazis toward Vilnius in autumn of 1939. The registers will potentially hold discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you don’t think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 7, 5033 lines, includes three large apartment buildings located at Niemiecka 29 and Wielka Stefanska 19 and 23. You can find these streets on our Vilnius interactive street map  (https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-map/). To help you determine if this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can review a file containing previews of all seven batches to date (http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). The batch preview is a bare-bones version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on the VHR home page, https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers.

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at vhrproject@....

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator

ViewMate translation request – Russian from Leczna, Poland - KOVARTOVSKA

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1903 Leczna, Poland birth record for Rywka KOVARTOVSKA, Akta 49.  I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information, especially the actual place and date of birth and the names and ages of her parents. 

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75778.

 

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very much.

--

Sinai (Sonny) Putter
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonnyputter@...

 

Researching: BILK | BLAJSER | CUKIERMAN | DRESZER | DYCHTERMAN | ELBAUM | ERLICH | FAYNER | FEDER | FRAJMAN | GOFMAN | HOCHMAN | KLINGIER | KREMER | LEJWENFUS | LEMCHEN | LIBEL | MESSYNGIER | MEC | METZ | PUTER | ROTFELD | SOBEL | SZAJNBERG | SZECHTER | SZLOFMAN | SZNAI  SZOK | SZPISAJZEN | SZRAJBER | SZYR | WAYC | WERTKIN | ZALCMAN.
In Lublin, Poland and Lublin area shtetlach: Biala Podlaska, Chelm, Gorzkow, Izbica Lubelski, Jozefow Bilgorajski, Krasnobrod, Krasnystaw, Laszczow, Leczna,  Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Tomaszow Lubelski and Zamosc. 
Also, in Courland area, Latvia and Babruysk area, Belarus.

 

 

ViewMate translation request – Russian from Leczna, Poland – DRESZER

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1893 Leczna, Poland birth record for Sura-Chana DRESZER, Akta 83.  I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information, especially the actual place and date of birth and the ages of her parents.  Please verify that the names of her parents were Josef Majer Lejb DRESZER and Chawa SZRAJBER.  Did Sura-Chana’s mother die in giving birth to her?

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75767 .

 

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you very much.

--

Sinai (Sonny) Putter
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonnyputter@...

 

Researching: BILK | BLAJSER | CUKIERMAN | DRESZER | DYCHTERMAN | ELBAUM | ERLICH | FAYNER | FEDER | FRAJMAN | GOFMAN | HOCHMAN | KLINGIER | KREMER | LEJWENFUS | LEMCHEN | LIBEL | MESSYNGIER | MEC | METZ | PUTER | ROTFELD | SOBEL | SZAJNBERG | SZECHTER | SZLOFMAN | SZNAI  SZOK | SZPISAJZEN | SZRAJBER | SZYR | WAYC | WERTKIN | ZALCMAN.
In Lublin, Poland and Lublin area shtetlach: Biala Podlaska, Chelm, Gorzkow, Izbica Lubelski, Jozefow Bilgorajski, Krasnobrod, Krasnystaw, Laszczow, Leczna,  Szczebrzeszyn, Tarnogrod, Tomaszow Lubelski and Zamosc. 
Also, in Courland area, Latvia and Babruysk area, Belarus.

 

 

JGS of Washington State's November 11, 2019, Program: Digging Deep: Doing Historical Research, presented by Michael Saunders, Regional Archivist, Puget Sound

Karen Campbell
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) is pleased to invite you to its free program is Monday evening, November 11, 2019.

Location:

LDS Factoria Building

4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA  98006

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy our extensive library of genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!

Free Wi-Fi available. Come early and network with other attendees!

Presentation starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Free admission and refreshments

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Digging Deep is for genealogists, history buffs, local heritage volunteers and others interested in exploring the past. You'll receive practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you need to investigate and interpret any historical topic. This class will cover: what primary sources are - and aren't; what historical sources are - and how to use them; and how to (a) use the library system in your research, (b) use archival collections, (c) find and use reliable online resources, (d) properly cite your sources, and (e) use information from different sources. You'll also come away with knowledge and understanding of the rich resources of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, which are largely undiscovered by researchers as well as tips on how to efficiently search the Archives so you can use its resources to help you in your genealogical and historical research.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Michael Saunders is the Regional Archivist who oversaw the design and construction and continues to oversee the operations of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, one of the State of Washington's regional archive locations. Located in Bellevue on the campus of Bellevue College, Mike not only manages the Archives but also provides records management advice and does archival appraisal and transfer for local government agencies in King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties. In addition, he presents records management training for state and local government agencies; training on the basics of historical research for genealogists, educators, historical researchers, students and the general public; and represents the State Archives on the Washington History Day Advisory Committee.

 

 

JGSWS BUSINESS:

Nominations:  According to the JGSWS Bylaws, anyone who is eligible and wishing to be nominated to the Board can do so during the November 11, 2019 meeting of the Society.  An individual may nominate him/herself or another person.  Nominees must be members in good standing of the Society.  Any person who is nominated from the floor must be present and orally agree to serve on the Board if elected or, if not present, must have signed a written statement indicating their willingness to serve if elected.  The vote will take place at our December meeting on December 9, 2019.

 

We have started our 2020 membership campaign.  Renew or join now and your membership is good through December 31, 2020!  Please either use PayPal or mail in your membership check along with the form.   Membership forms for the rest of 2019/2020 will be available at the meeting and are on our website at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jgsws.org%2Fmembership.php&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C6168b727f4984f88675508d7631786c7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637086824997275140&amp;sdata=vbiUSKElL4263qbC2q7yRZ3jDoQwMT6DANnyVz5r40M%3D&amp;reserved=0

 

 

All are welcome to our meetings and we appreciate your sharing the information to your family, friends, and others you think would be interested in our programs.

 

Karen vanHaagen Campbell

President, JGSWS

president@...

ViewMate translation request from Polish - Ewa FELD SIGAL

Selma Sheridan
 

The birth record of my father's older sister, Ewa Estera FELD SIGAL, in
Podhajce, 1907, is in 2 images at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75773 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75774
Please provide a complete translation from the Polish, via the form provided
on the ViewMate image page.
This document was obtained at JRI-Poland.
Many thanks in advance!
Selma Sigal Sheridan
Oswego NY

JGS of Washington State's November 11, 2019, Program: Digging Deep: Doing Historical Research, presented by Michael Saunders, Regional Archivist, Puget Sound Branch Archives

Karen Campbell
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) is pleased to invite you to its free program is Monday evening, November 11, 2019.

Location:
LDS Factoria Building
4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy our extensive library of genealogical resources, including FREE access to the FHC computers and genealogical websites!
Free Wi-Fi available. Come early and network with other attendees!
Presentation starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Free admission and refreshments

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Digging Deep is for genealogists, history buffs, local heritage volunteers and others interested in exploring the past. You'll receive practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information that you need to investigate and interpret any historical topic. This class will cover: what primary sources are - and aren't; what historical sources are - and how to use them; and how to (a) use the library system in your research, (b) use archival collections, (c) find and use reliable online resources, (d) properly cite your sources, and (e) use information from different sources. You'll also come away with knowledge and understanding of the rich resources of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, which are largely undiscovered by researchers as well as tips on how to efficiently search the Archives so you can use its resources to help you in your genealogical and historical research.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Michael Saunders is the Regional Archivist who oversaw the design and construction and continues to oversee the operations of the Puget Sound Branch Archives, one of the State of Washington's regional archive locations. Located in Bellevue on the campus of Bellevue College, Mike not only manages the Archives but also provides records management advice and does archival appraisal and transfer for local government agencies in King, Kitsap and Pierce Counties. In addition, he presents records management training for state and local government agencies; training on the basics of historical research for genealogists, educators, historical researchers, students and the general public; and represents the State Archives on the Washington History Day Advisory Committee.


JGSWS BUSINESS:
Nominations:  According to the JGSWS Bylaws, anyone who is eligible and wishing to be nominated to the Board can do so during the November 11, 2019 meeting of the Society. An individual may nominate him/herself or another person. Nominees must be members in good standing of the Society. Any person who is nominated from the floor must be present and orally agree to serve on the Board if elected or, if not present, must have signed a written statement indicating their willingness to serve if elected. The vote will take place at our December meeting on December 9, 2019.
 
We have started our 2020 membership campaign. Renew or join now and your membership is good through December 31, 2020! Please either use PayPal or mail in your membership check along with the form.  Membership forms for the rest of 2019/2020 will be available at the meeting and are on our website at http://www.jgsws.org/membership.php


All are welcome to our meetings and we appreciate your sharing the information to your family, friends, and others you think would be interested in our programs.

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
President, JGSWS
president@...

(US-VT) University of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program #DNA

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The University of Vermont Health Network launched a pilot program to offer DNA testing as part of routine medical care to detect patient risk for specific diseases. This is a 12-month pilot program which started November 1st at U of Vermont primary care sites. About 1,000 patients will be screened. The company Invitae will provide the testings, assessing 147 genes for certain disease risks, including carrier status for other conditions.  University of Vermont said, "Integrating genetic risks into clinical care will help patients and providers in their decision-making."

 

The University of Vermont is also partnering with  LunaPBC a genomic data-sharing platform.  Patients who opt for genomic testing will have the choice to share their results with researchers through LunaDNA.  


To read more see:

https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/u-vermont-health-network-launches-dna-risk-screening-pilot-program

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Re: New site/app for searching graves in Israel #research #Israel

elsbo@...
 

 I put the names in Hebrew. I could only write the first 4 letters but I found relatives that I've been searching for.

Re: Date of Birth input into databases #advice

nardir4@...
 

HI Angie.I used Family Tree for the Y-dna test.I am also on Ancestry,My Heritage,and Gedmatch with my autosomal dna results.
Best Wishes
Robin

Warrant Issued Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database-- A Game Changer #DNA

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Accessing public DNA databases to find a potential familial match for a criminal act such as murder or rape started in April 2018 when California police used GEDmatch to identify someone whom they believe is the Golden State Killer. Since then there have been many law enforcement agencies that applied the same method to their own cases. Private DNA testing firms such as 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage,  etc. have pledged to keep their client’s genetic information private, and GEDmatch, a public site  restricted police access earlier this year, by requiring the use to opt-in for law enforcement access to their genetic information.

 

Last week a detective in Florida announced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference  convention that he was successful to “penetrate” GEDmatch and search its full database of almost one million users. It appears to be the first time a judge approved such a warrant. With a court overruling the company’s policy may be a game changer for those who upload their genetic information to such a site.  Remember, when you are sharing your genetic information, that encompasses not only your own personal information, but those family members who share your DNA. It is anticipated that a similar approach will be used to see if law enforcement may access the larger private genetic databases.


FamilyTree DNA, like GEDmatch make it possible for anyone to upload their DNA information and start looking for relatives.  FamilyTreeDNA permits law enforcement searches of its database of 2 million users for certain types of crimes.

 

For more information read: https://www.yahoo.com/news/game-changer-warrant-let-detective-125158273.html

The article originally appeared in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/business/dna-database-search-warrant.html

 

 

Thank you to Bill Forsyth, ProQuest, for sharing the article with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Help with Yiddish Translation

alipshaw@...
 

Can anyone help me translate the following two images? 

Josef Erlich of Ostrowiec Poland #Help

alipshaw@...
 

Hi!

i am looking for information regarding Josef Erlich born 1913 in Ostrowiec Poland. He was married to Mindel Berger who died along with their 4 young sons in Treblinka. I have recently learned that Josef survived and moved to Miami in the 1950’s, however that’s my dead end. 


Any assistance appreciate!

smiles,
anna 
alipshaw@...

Re: Ship manifest 1857

Susan&David
 

Wilhelm Wolf can be found on Ancestry.com arriving New York aboard the Admiral on 16 April, 1857. He is 16 years old from Bavaria.
The passport application, if it is by the same Wilhelm Wolf, has mis-remembered ship information, not unusual after 46 years and little in the way of resources to locate the true details.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 11/6/2019 11:28 AM, John Anderson wrote:

I am faced with a problem regarding my maternal great grandfather, Wilhelm WOLF; I am unsure of the ship on which he arrived.

 

Here is what I thought I knew: I found, at one  time, a manifest with his name on it on the ship Admiral sailing from  Havre to NYC arriving 16 Apr 1857. He was born 03 Dec 1840 in Deidesheim, Germany, then  a part of Bavaria.

 

However, there is a passport application for him dated 11 May 1903 from Newark, Essex County, New Jersey in which he clearly states he sailed aboard the Wilhelm Tell from Havre, France on or about the 1st of March 1857.

 

I cannot find any proof or manifest list, however, to substantiate this. Any ideas?

 

John Anderson,

Orlando, Florida

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


JGS of Illinois presents Curt B. Witcher of the Allen County Library on Nov. 17 #research #jgsillinois

Martin Fischer
 

“Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research” and “More than Surname Surfing: Best Practices for Using the Internet for Genealogy” will be the topics of two presentations by genealogy library manager Curt B. Witcher at the Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This special program will start at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. Attendees will sign in beginning at 12:30 p.m.

For this meeting only, the JGSI library and help desk will not be available. For more information, see the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website at https://jgsi.org/event-3163820 or phone 312-666-0100.


Curt B. Witcher is manager of the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Newspapers and other periodical publications can be a wealth of family history information. “Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research,” which starts at 1 p.m., should be of interest to anyone conducting genealogical research.

While many family history documents remain on paper in archives and government offices, increasingly such genealogical research resources are being put online. In his second presentation, “More than Surname Surfing: Best Practices for Using the Internet for Genealogy,” which starts at 2:30 p.m., Curt will share tips for effective use of online genealogical resources.

The Allen County Library is well-known for its genealogical research resources, offering a collection of interest to family historians worldwide. Its extensive collection includes more than 350,000 printed volumes and more than 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. These include family histories, census records, city directories, passenger lists, military records and much more. Their online databases include Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline.com and AmericanAncestors.org as well as government document and obituary databases.

Curt B. Witcher is the library’s Senior Manager for Special Collections, a job which entails managing The Genealogy Center, serving as general curator for that institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection, and supervising the new Lincoln Financial Collection’s Lincoln Library. He has worked at the Allen County Public Library for more than 35 years. Curt is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association, a past chair of the association’s History Section, a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society. 


JGSI is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. The group is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. 

The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members.


Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website: https://jgsi.org
Searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD): https://jgsi.org/JGSI-Jewish-Chicago-Database

Re: grave on Mt. Of Olives

Flavio Baran
 

This is a link to the new Israel Chevra Kadisha website: https://gravez.me/en/
Although it says that Mt. of Olives cemetery is not yet included ("coming soon"), I would try to contact them through the website and ask for help.
Good luck,
Vered Dayan   

Istvan Csepke - Mystery Child on JDC card #France #Hungary #Help

Judi Gyory Missel
 

In searching the recently available JDC cards, I found my relatives Imre and Maria Aszodi heading to France after escaping from Budapest after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. They eventually settled in Toronto, Canada. On their departure card, a 4 year old child named Istvan Csepke born in Debrecen is listed as part of the family. Istvan never went to Canada. No one in the family has ever heard of him and, unfortunately, both Imre and Maria have passed away. Does anyone have any idea of how to go about looking for Istvan? Was he being taken to relatives in France? I know of no other family from Debrecen, so how did he end up in Imre and Maria's care? Did he die in France and that's why he did not go with them to Canada? 
Any ideas for further research would be appreciated.
Judi Gyori Missel
Mesa, Arizona

Ship manifest 1857

John Anderson
 

I am faced with a problem regarding my maternal great grandfather, Wilhelm WOLF; I am unsure of the ship on which he arrived.

 

Here is what I thought I knew: I found, at one  time, a manifest with his name on it on the ship Admiral sailing from  Havre to NYC arriving 16 Apr 1857. He was born 03 Dec 1840 in Deidesheim, Germany, then  a part of Bavaria.

 

However, there is a passport application for him dated 11 May 1903 from Newark, Essex County, New Jersey in which he clearly states he sailed aboard the Wilhelm Tell from Havre, France on or about the 1st of March 1857.

 

I cannot find any proof or manifest list, however, to substantiate this. Any ideas?

 

John Anderson,

Orlando, Florida

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: Looking for Lois KULINSKY in USA #chicago #Help #USA

sharrandipity@...
 

Lois Kulinksy passed away in early September, 2019.  She was a Family Law attorney with a fine reputation. I knew her professionally and not personally.  Her obituary may be found in the Chicago Tribune and/or the Chicago Sun Times.

Re: Surnames: Palumbo - SIcily/ Homer - Poland

kidlit_page@...
 

I know many Palumbos in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area (USA)... but they're not Jewish.