Date   
Weisthal Family From Bukovina

harveyrw@...
 

Looking for relatives of Hersh Zvi Weisthal from Storzevitz in Bukovina

Seeking Jerome M. SACHS and descendants

Sharon Korn
 

Hello,

 

I am seeking Jerome M. SACHS, who I believe is my first cousin once removed, or his descendants.  Jerome memorialized the Jacob JACOBSON Family on the Ellis Island Wall of Honor. Although Jacob Jacobson is by no means a unique name, I believe Eugene is my relative because I recognize his name from the 1930 U.S. Census as being Jacob’s grandson.  Please respond privately.  Thank you.

 

Sharon Korn

San Diego, CA

Mt Zion Cemetery Queens grave photos

Neil Rosenstein
 

Looking for two graves in the same plot/society in Mt. Zion Cemetery to be photographed.

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

jbonline1111@...
 

Thank you for this information.  The fee as it stands would be a burden for many retirees such as myself.  The increases are not warranted.  I encourage all to write a brief comment. It is very easy to do.  Copy the following: DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2019–0010.    Then click on the link Ms. Allen provided and insert the docket information in the search box. That brings up the comment box you will use.  

Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #Great Britain #World War ll #great #world

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Chelsea Football Club joined with the RAF Museum to  tell hidden stories of Jewish RAF personnel from the Second World War. They are calling on Jewish RAF veterans, their children and grandchildren to share wartime experiences for an online project, Hidden Heroes which coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020. The project seeks to tell the stories of Jewish veterans to preserve their memory, and act as a challenge to antisemitism, racism and discrimination. 

 

The Hidden Heroes project is to raise awareness about previously untold story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the  Second World War and the vital role they played.  “These heroes joined the Royal Air Force from all over the world, to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism, fully aware that they risked torture and execution if captured.”

 

People from all over the world are invited to submit their stories as well as those of families and friends of Jewish personal in the Second World War to preserve and be shared online and at the Museum’s public sites.  To share a story download the RAF stories app at:

https://www.rafstories.org/participate/get-the-app# or contact the Museum at: rafstories@...

 

Stage one of the Jewish “Hidden Heroes” Project involves the collation of stories from Jewish RAF personnel with the Museum’s RAF digital storytelling site.  This includes video interview with Jewish veterans and family members, animated videos of Jewish stories drawn from RAF Museum archives and on-screening of these videos in the RAF Museum galleries.

 

To visit the RAF online stories see: www.rafstories.org

 

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/t818785

Original url:

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/chelsea-foundation-partners-with-the-raf-museum-on/

 

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg ,JGS Great Britain for sharing this story with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: Looking for sources of photos of Kishinev pre 1907 that I #Bessarabia

Mike Daren <mdaren@...>
 

I tried to go to www.oldkishinev.com , that link didn't seem to work for me.
I found a site named oldchisinau.com , is that the address you meant?

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019, at 10:20 AM, Yefim A Kogan yefimk@... wrote:

I cannot tell you much about creating a website, but I can help you to
find old photos and old maps.

The best site for it is www.oldkishinev.com . It is in Russian, but
you can easily translate with Google. You will see on a menu to the right a section:
Old photos of Chisinau, also Old maps and streets, etc. Under Old photos of
Chisihau there is a section Buildings and streets of .......................

Helping Hands, Portland, OR #JGSNews #jgsoregon

Linda Kelley
 

JGSO will host a Helping Hands meeting on Dec. 8, from 10:30 to 12:30, at the Hillsdale Library,
1525 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please join us, and bring your questions!

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Renée K. Carl
 

There is an ad hoc group of genealogists currently writing talking points and organizing an action campaign to address the proposed increases and other changes to the USCIS Genealogy program. We hope to have the information ready to use on Monday. Stay tuned!

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

jbonline1111@...
 

Great, thanks for the update. I sent Jan's message on to a non-Jewish friend who does genealogy. Hopefully she will share it as well.
Barbara




On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:27 PM Renée K. Carl <rkcarl@...> wrote:
There is an ad hoc group of genealogists currently writing talking points and organizing an action campaign to address the proposed increases and other changes to the USCIS Genealogy program. We hope to have the information ready to use on Monday. Stay tuned!

Jewish Genealogical Society New York November 24 program

Harriet Mayer
 

Program:"One of the Greatest Untold Stories of World War II"" A Decade Long Quest After my Father and a Quarter Million Other Holocaust Refugees

Speaker: Mikhal Dekel, author of Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey (W.W.Norton, 2019)

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.

at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

It is a largely unknown and astonishing fact that most Polish Jews who escaped Nazi extermination survived as refugees in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and India. Mikhal Dekel, whose then thirteen-year-old father was such a refugee, will share her decade long archival research and global travel, retracing their 13,000 mile route. This route began with deportations to gulags and "Special Settlements" in the Soviet interior and continued on with collective settlements in the Soviet Central Asian Republics, refugee camps in Iran and India, and kibbutzim in Mandatory Palestine. Dekel tells a story at once intimate and historically sweeping, conversing along the way with Polish nationalists, Russian oligarchs and human rights activists, Iranians, Korean Uzbeks and Israelis, and painting a story of interlinked and divergent histories, of death and survival, of hospitality and cruelty, and of 20th and 21st century politics.

Mikhal Dekel is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the City College and the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts.She is the author of several books and her articles, translations and blogs have appeared in many journals.

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History.

Admission: Free for JGS and CJH members; $5 for guests and general.

More information is available on our website: jgsny.org

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications,
New York NY




Re: your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

richard@...
 

What were the father's names on the tombstone?

I know of one case where a brother and sister seemed to have different father's names in Hebrew script on their tombstones.
But, it turned out that they were the same father. One tombstone listed the father's Yiddish name and the other one listed his Hebrew name. Itsko Leib  vs Yitzak Aryeh

Re: Seeding Jerome M. SACHS and descendants

Sharon Korn
 

Previously I wrote trying to get in touch with the family of Jerome M. SACHS, grandson of Jacob JACOBSON.  It has been suggested that it would be helpful to provide more information on Jerome, to help identify him. 

 

Jerome was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1928 or 1929 to Nathan and Mary SACHS.  Mary was the daughter of Jacob and Bella.  Jerome had an older sister Elaine, born in about 1924, and a younger brother named Stanley.  In the 1930 and 1940 US Censuses, the family is listed as living at Mansfield Place and 24th Street, which were actually the same street under different names.  In the 1930 Census, the surname looks like SACK.

 

Please respond privately.  Thanks.

 

Sharon KORN

San Diego, CA

 

 

2020 Conference in San Diego #Bessarabia #conference

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

You all know that our next Jewish Genealogical Conference is going to be in San Diego, California next summer.

I want to encourage you to come and enjoy a great environment of genealogical researchers who are trying to get more details about their families, but also to help others.  As I mentioned many many times in order to advance your research you may need to help others.  Remember, we are all connected, and people at the conference are trying hard to help others.  There are many classes for beginners, and advance researchers, translation services, mentoring services.

Our Bessarabia SIG always has a good presentation at the conference.  You can read about our last 8 years at these conference!  You could find texts of presentations, even audio discussions from some sessions at this site:

https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/PTM_ArticleList.asp?attid=16&ord=D

Also from last conference I started to have personal one-on-one consultations with our members. I believe these meetings were very productive. 

If you are planning to come, or even considering such possibility, please let me know.  We need to plan our meetings, accordingly.

I am also asking our members to share their research, let people at the conference to know about your methods, success stories.  Maybe someone can let us know about Jewish history, genealogy of a district or town of Bessarabia, like Khotin or Soroki for example.

I would be glad to help you if you have any questions.

I wish all the best, and hopefully we meet at the conference in San Diego.

All the best,

 

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen Education 2020 #Poland #danzig #gdansk #Germany

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia JewishGen Education 2020 #scandinavia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic JewishGen Education 2020 #Rabbinic

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen Education 2020 #Latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

DNA Research #DNA JewishGen Education 2020 #DNA

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen Education 2020 #YizkorBooks

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education

Sephardic SIG #Sephardim JewishGen Education 2020 #sephardim

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education