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JRI-Poland is Family Tree Magazine's "site of the day" #general

Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has been named "site of the day" by the
Family Tree Magazine for January 14th.

The write-up made the following points:

-- It is a great site for starting a search for Jewish ancestors in Poland.
-- The database can provide clues so that the researcher can retrieve
records >from hundreds of Polish towns.
-- The database entries are index entries that lead the researcher to the
actual document.

You can see the list of Jewish resources including JRI-Poland at
< http://www.familytreemagazine.com/categories.asp >. Scroll down and click
on "Immigrant and Ethnic Heritage."

A well deserved honor. All the volunteers involved with JRI-Poland should
be very proud of this distinction.

Mark Halpern


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland is Family Tree Magazine's "site of the day" #general

Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has been named "site of the day" by the
Family Tree Magazine for January 14th.

The write-up made the following points:

-- It is a great site for starting a search for Jewish ancestors in Poland.
-- The database can provide clues so that the researcher can retrieve
records >from hundreds of Polish towns.
-- The database entries are index entries that lead the researcher to the
actual document.

You can see the list of Jewish resources including JRI-Poland at
< http://www.familytreemagazine.com/categories.asp >. Scroll down and click
on "Immigrant and Ethnic Heritage."

A well deserved honor. All the volunteers involved with JRI-Poland should
be very proud of this distinction.

Mark Halpern


copyright #belarus

Paula Zieselman <paulaz@...>
 

The Texaco ruling basically said "fair use" was applicable if the scientist
took the copied article into the lab to work on it that same day. However,
it was NOT fair use to just copy that article and file it away for archival
use. The Kinko case said professors CANNOT photocopy excerpts >from books,
etc. for classroom use! Hence the formation of the Copyright Clearance
Center to which many corporations, universities, law firms now subscribe at
huge cost. As a librarian of 25 years (many of those doing interlibrary
loan) now retired I am very familiar with the copyright law. I think someone
better get permission >from the publisher before any of this is put online!!!

Paula Zieselman, NYC


Belarus SIG #Belarus copyright #belarus

Paula Zieselman <paulaz@...>
 

The Texaco ruling basically said "fair use" was applicable if the scientist
took the copied article into the lab to work on it that same day. However,
it was NOT fair use to just copy that article and file it away for archival
use. The Kinko case said professors CANNOT photocopy excerpts >from books,
etc. for classroom use! Hence the formation of the Copyright Clearance
Center to which many corporations, universities, law firms now subscribe at
huge cost. As a librarian of 25 years (many of those doing interlibrary
loan) now retired I am very familiar with the copyright law. I think someone
better get permission >from the publisher before any of this is put online!!!

Paula Zieselman, NYC


Re: Copyright #belarus

David Fox <fox@...>
 

Harry Boonin asked that I post the following information for him as he
can't currently post it himself.

David fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD

**********************
The Library of Congress puts out circulars governing copyright laws.
They are all very helpful. Copyright circular 1 entitled "Copyright
Basics" may address questions posed the last several days by the Belarus
SIG discussion group.
First, I have not quoted the rules governing works originally created
after 1978. The law prior to 1978, which appears to cover 99% of our
questions, is as follows (what follows is a direct quote >from Circular
1):

"WORKS ORIGINALLY CREATED AND PUBLISHED OR REGISTERED BEFORE JANUARY 1,
1978.
Under the law in effect before 1978, copyright was secured either on the
date a work was published or on the date of registration if the work was
registered in unpublished form. In either case, the copyright endured
for a first term of 28 years >from the date it was secured. During the
last (28th) year of the first term, the copyright was eligible for
renewal. The current copyright law has extended the renewal term from
28 to 47 years for copyrights subsisting on January 1, 1978, making
these works eligible for a total term of protection of 75 years.
Public Law 102-307, enacted June 26, 1992, amended the Copyright Act of
1976 to extend automatically the term of copyrights secured between
January 1, 1964, and December 31, 1977 to the further term of 47 years.
Although the renewal term is automatically provided, the Copyright
Office does not issue a renewal certificate for these works unless a
renwal application and fee are received and registered in the Copyright
Office.
P.L. 102-307 makes renewal registration optional. There is no need to
make the renewal filing in order to extend the original 28-year
copyright term to the full 75 years. HOWEVER, SOME BENEFITS ACCRUE TO
MAKING A RENEWAL REGISTRATION DURING THE 28TH YEAR OF THE ORIGINAL TERM.
For more detailed information on the copyright term, write to the
Copyright Office and request Circulars 15, 15a, and 15t. For information
on how to search the Copyright Office records concerning the copyright
status of a work, request Circular 22."

The capital letters in the above quote are in the original. I have
quoted >from the latest Circular 1 I have at home. It is dated "Rev. June
1998." I do not know if it is the latest version of Circular 1. Please
check at the Copyright Office, at the Library of Congress, Publications
Section, LM-455, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.
20559-6000. You may also call (202) 707-2600. The Copyright office
also provides a free electronic mailing list. To subscribe, send a
message to LISTSERV@RS8.LOC.GOV
In the body of the message say: SUBSCRIBE USCOPYRIGHT. (This is not an
interactive discussion group).
To speak to an information specialist at the Library of Congress,
Copyright Office, call (202) 707-3000 or TTY: (202) 707-6737, 8:30am to
5:pm, Monday thru Friday.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Copyright #belarus

David Fox <fox@...>
 

Harry Boonin asked that I post the following information for him as he
can't currently post it himself.

David fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD

**********************
The Library of Congress puts out circulars governing copyright laws.
They are all very helpful. Copyright circular 1 entitled "Copyright
Basics" may address questions posed the last several days by the Belarus
SIG discussion group.
First, I have not quoted the rules governing works originally created
after 1978. The law prior to 1978, which appears to cover 99% of our
questions, is as follows (what follows is a direct quote >from Circular
1):

"WORKS ORIGINALLY CREATED AND PUBLISHED OR REGISTERED BEFORE JANUARY 1,
1978.
Under the law in effect before 1978, copyright was secured either on the
date a work was published or on the date of registration if the work was
registered in unpublished form. In either case, the copyright endured
for a first term of 28 years >from the date it was secured. During the
last (28th) year of the first term, the copyright was eligible for
renewal. The current copyright law has extended the renewal term from
28 to 47 years for copyrights subsisting on January 1, 1978, making
these works eligible for a total term of protection of 75 years.
Public Law 102-307, enacted June 26, 1992, amended the Copyright Act of
1976 to extend automatically the term of copyrights secured between
January 1, 1964, and December 31, 1977 to the further term of 47 years.
Although the renewal term is automatically provided, the Copyright
Office does not issue a renewal certificate for these works unless a
renwal application and fee are received and registered in the Copyright
Office.
P.L. 102-307 makes renewal registration optional. There is no need to
make the renewal filing in order to extend the original 28-year
copyright term to the full 75 years. HOWEVER, SOME BENEFITS ACCRUE TO
MAKING A RENEWAL REGISTRATION DURING THE 28TH YEAR OF THE ORIGINAL TERM.
For more detailed information on the copyright term, write to the
Copyright Office and request Circulars 15, 15a, and 15t. For information
on how to search the Copyright Office records concerning the copyright
status of a work, request Circular 22."

The capital letters in the above quote are in the original. I have
quoted >from the latest Circular 1 I have at home. It is dated "Rev. June
1998." I do not know if it is the latest version of Circular 1. Please
check at the Copyright Office, at the Library of Congress, Publications
Section, LM-455, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.
20559-6000. You may also call (202) 707-2600. The Copyright office
also provides a free electronic mailing list. To subscribe, send a
message to LISTSERV@RS8.LOC.GOV
In the body of the message say: SUBSCRIBE USCOPYRIGHT. (This is not an
interactive discussion group).
To speak to an information specialist at the Library of Congress,
Copyright Office, call (202) 707-3000 or TTY: (202) 707-6737, 8:30am to
5:pm, Monday thru Friday.


Re: Help needed #austria-czech

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

Jennifer Greenwood wrote:

Hello list members .We hope that some one will be able to help. We
have just recieved some British naturalisation papers for a Moses
Rosenberg who came to the UK in 1873. He states his place of birth
as VALKOVISK or VOLKOVISK . Russian Poland.
Is there anyone who could tell us where this is as we have been unable
to find this on the map
--------------------------
There are several towns that can be the place you are looking for, but
one is more likely than the others:

*Vaukavysk, now in Belarus, formerly known as Volkovysk (in Russian)
and the district center in the Volkovysk district (uyezd) of the
Grodno guberniya.

Another alternative, though not it Belarus would be:

*Vilkaviskis, now in Lithuania, formerly known as Volkovyshki (in
Russian) or Wylkowiszki (in Polish) and the district center in the
Volkovyshki district (uyezd) of the Suvalki guberniya.

Hope this helps!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

Researching:
LEVINTAL / LEVINTHAL: Surazh+Vitebsk+Yanavichy, Belarus
NEMTSOV / NEMZOFF: Vitsebsk, Belarus; Sweden; Denmark
NEMCHENKO / NEMCHENOK / NEMTSCHENKO: Mstislavl+Surazh+Vitsebsk+
Yanavichy, Belarus; St Petersburg, Russia; Sweden
NIVOROSHKIN / NEWOROSCHKIN / NIVAROSCHKIN / NIWOROSCHKIN:
Astrouna+Surazh, Belarus; Sweden; Denmark; New York, NY, USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus SV: Help needed #belarus

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

Dear all,

Jennifer Greenwood wrote:

Hello list members .We hope that some one will be able to help. We
have just recieved some British naturalisation papers for a Moses
Rosenberg who came to the UK in 1873. He states his place of birth
as VALKOVISK or VOLKOVISK . Russian Poland.
Is there anyone who could tell us where this is as we have been unable
to find this on the map
--------------------------
There are several towns that can be the place you are looking for, but
one is more likely than the others:

*Vaukavysk, now in Belarus, formerly known as Volkovysk (in Russian)
and the district center in the Volkovysk district (uyezd) of the
Grodno guberniya.

Another alternative, though not it Belarus would be:

*Vilkaviskis, now in Lithuania, formerly known as Volkovyshki (in
Russian) or Wylkowiszki (in Polish) and the district center in the
Volkovyshki district (uyezd) of the Suvalki guberniya.

Hope this helps!

Best regards

Adam Katzeff
Malmoe, Sweden

adam.katzeff@mail.bip.net

Researching:
LEVINTAL / LEVINTHAL: Surazh+Vitebsk+Yanavichy, Belarus
NEMTSOV / NEMZOFF: Vitsebsk, Belarus; Sweden; Denmark
NEMCHENKO / NEMCHENOK / NEMTSCHENKO: Mstislavl+Surazh+Vitsebsk+
Yanavichy, Belarus; St Petersburg, Russia; Sweden
NIVOROSHKIN / NEWOROSCHKIN / NIVAROSCHKIN / NIWOROSCHKIN:
Astrouna+Surazh, Belarus; Sweden; Denmark; New York, NY, USA


THANK YOU! #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I am just tickled pink at all the offers of help that are coming forth.
Thank you! For those volunteering their time, I will soon send you out a
letter with questions we need answered to be able to utilize your talents
to the fullest. Our database manager had to leave so she asked me to do
this for her and have the answers ready on her return. That way we can all
plunge in, full speed ahead, as soon as she returns after she catches her
breath! Thank you!

Some people wrote asking me how to send donations. Those of you wanting
to support our work, please send a check for the Courland Research Group
made out to me, Martha LEV-ZION . I am the treasurer of our group.

The checks can be sent to:

Martha Lev-Zion, Ph.D
POB 786
84965 OMER, ISRAEL

Once again, thank all of you for coming forth.

Martha


Latvia SIG #Latvia THANK YOU! #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I am just tickled pink at all the offers of help that are coming forth.
Thank you! For those volunteering their time, I will soon send you out a
letter with questions we need answered to be able to utilize your talents
to the fullest. Our database manager had to leave so she asked me to do
this for her and have the answers ready on her return. That way we can all
plunge in, full speed ahead, as soon as she returns after she catches her
breath! Thank you!

Some people wrote asking me how to send donations. Those of you wanting
to support our work, please send a check for the Courland Research Group
made out to me, Martha LEV-ZION . I am the treasurer of our group.

The checks can be sent to:

Martha Lev-Zion, Ph.D
POB 786
84965 OMER, ISRAEL

Once again, thank all of you for coming forth.

Martha


Re: search for Bronx students (born 1945-1947) #general

Herb <herbiem@...>
 

You missed 2 potential good sources for Bronx HS of Science graduates.
There is a newsgroup. I do not read that group so I do not know how
active it is. alt.alumni.bronx-science

There is also a very active Bronx bulletin board that has many Science
graduates participating. It deals mostly with recollections of life in
the Bronx through about the 1970s
www.bronxboard.com

Herb Meyers
Boulder, Colorado


Renee Steinig wrote:

This isn't exactly genealogy, but it is a search for some Jewish
New Yorkers, so I hope you'll indulge me, as you did back in 1998.

As a volunteer "people finder" for my Bronx HS of Science Class


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: search for Bronx students (born 1945-1947) #general

Herb <herbiem@...>
 

You missed 2 potential good sources for Bronx HS of Science graduates.
There is a newsgroup. I do not read that group so I do not know how
active it is. alt.alumni.bronx-science

There is also a very active Bronx bulletin board that has many Science
graduates participating. It deals mostly with recollections of life in
the Bronx through about the 1970s
www.bronxboard.com

Herb Meyers
Boulder, Colorado


Renee Steinig wrote:

This isn't exactly genealogy, but it is a search for some Jewish
New Yorkers, so I hope you'll indulge me, as you did back in 1998.

As a volunteer "people finder" for my Bronx HS of Science Class


Re: Looking for info on Russian Jews #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Peter Eledredge Jnr writes:

<< Does anyone know any good history resource web sites that would be able
to tell me about the Russians and the Jews abt the late 1800`s? >>

I think a really great introduction to the subject of the Jews in Russia
is the online exhbit "Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia". It
covers the time you're interested in, Peter, as well as the time before
and after that.
It's wonderfully illustrated too. The URL is:

http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/index.html

Enjoy!

Steve Gold
Detroit area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for info on Russian Jews #general

Plutsk <plutsk@...>
 

Peter Eledredge Jnr writes:

<< Does anyone know any good history resource web sites that would be able
to tell me about the Russians and the Jews abt the late 1800`s? >>

I think a really great introduction to the subject of the Jews in Russia
is the online exhbit "Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia". It
covers the time you're interested in, Peter, as well as the time before
and after that.
It's wonderfully illustrated too. The URL is:

http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/index.html

Enjoy!

Steve Gold
Detroit area


Patricia THOMAS #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

My e-mail to researcher Patricia THOMAS #45321 e-mail address
brookspat@home.net bounced. She is listed on the Family Tree of the
Jewish people.
Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with her?

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Patricia THOMAS #general

Judy Wolkovitch <judywolk@...>
 

My e-mail to researcher Patricia THOMAS #45321 e-mail address
brookspat@home.net bounced. She is listed on the Family Tree of the
Jewish people.
Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with her?

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch


Hungarian Viewmate Help #general

HWiner@...
 

I need some translations help! The picture postcards are possiblily my
grandfathers siblings that he never met and most likely died in the Holocaust.
They may be written in Hungarian or German.

VM302/303 picture side of postcards are women, possibly my grandfather's
sisters
VM304 is Rudolph (Rudi) BERGSMAN in a uniform, any help with information
about the uniform would be appreciated.
VM305 is the text on the back of the Rudolph photo, I think it's written in
German

Helen Winer
hwiner@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hungarian Viewmate Help #general

HWiner@...
 

I need some translations help! The picture postcards are possiblily my
grandfathers siblings that he never met and most likely died in the Holocaust.
They may be written in Hungarian or German.

VM302/303 picture side of postcards are women, possibly my grandfather's
sisters
VM304 is Rudolph (Rudi) BERGSMAN in a uniform, any help with information
about the uniform would be appreciated.
VM305 is the text on the back of the Rudolph photo, I think it's written in
German

Helen Winer
hwiner@aol.com


double surnames in Caribbean and South America #general

monsanto <monsanto@...>
 

Referring to different messages concerning the use of double names in f.i.
Cuba. The explanation given about the children in Spanish speaking
countries carrying both their parents' surnames is one thing. Now about the
use of double surnames of the sephardic Jews in these countries. Very early
on, in the Amsterdam ketuboths f.i., we see a massive amount of double
surnames. In my own research I have found these double surnames: Gonzales
Monsanto, Moreno Monsanto, Rodriguez Monsanto, Israel Monsanto, Mendes
Monsanto and Nunes Monsanto. About the last two: one could imagine that the
first name was the family name and the second one was an indication of a
village or the place this particular family came from.(Keeping in mind,
that some families kept their aquired catholic names in order to continue
business under a name which was familiar to their contacts - and not going
into the use of "aliases" in the 17th and early 18th century). A family
name like Robles de Medina would indicate this practice as well. I would
like someone with more knowledge on the subject to shed some light on this.
As far as I can tell, the Mendes Monsanto came >from Lissabon and the Nunes
Monsanto came >from Southern Spain. No family connection shown yet. At a
certain point in the 19th century, we can see that the Rodriguez Monsanto
of Curaçao f.i. skipped the Rodriguez and were referred to as Monsanto
only. The Mendes Monsanto sometimes were referred to as M. Monsanto but
kept until today the Mendes Monsanto as a double name. Many sephardic
families still carry the double surnames. About the name Moreno Monsanto,
it seems this came about through a second marriage, and the children from
the first marriage would carry both their parents' surnames as a
distinction to the children >from a second marriage. I have no real proof
for this. I would really like to learn more about this subject.

Christel Monsanto, Curaçao - monsanto@interneeds.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen double surnames in Caribbean and South America #general

monsanto <monsanto@...>
 

Referring to different messages concerning the use of double names in f.i.
Cuba. The explanation given about the children in Spanish speaking
countries carrying both their parents' surnames is one thing. Now about the
use of double surnames of the sephardic Jews in these countries. Very early
on, in the Amsterdam ketuboths f.i., we see a massive amount of double
surnames. In my own research I have found these double surnames: Gonzales
Monsanto, Moreno Monsanto, Rodriguez Monsanto, Israel Monsanto, Mendes
Monsanto and Nunes Monsanto. About the last two: one could imagine that the
first name was the family name and the second one was an indication of a
village or the place this particular family came from.(Keeping in mind,
that some families kept their aquired catholic names in order to continue
business under a name which was familiar to their contacts - and not going
into the use of "aliases" in the 17th and early 18th century). A family
name like Robles de Medina would indicate this practice as well. I would
like someone with more knowledge on the subject to shed some light on this.
As far as I can tell, the Mendes Monsanto came >from Lissabon and the Nunes
Monsanto came >from Southern Spain. No family connection shown yet. At a
certain point in the 19th century, we can see that the Rodriguez Monsanto
of Curaçao f.i. skipped the Rodriguez and were referred to as Monsanto
only. The Mendes Monsanto sometimes were referred to as M. Monsanto but
kept until today the Mendes Monsanto as a double name. Many sephardic
families still carry the double surnames. About the name Moreno Monsanto,
it seems this came about through a second marriage, and the children from
the first marriage would carry both their parents' surnames as a
distinction to the children >from a second marriage. I have no real proof
for this. I would really like to learn more about this subject.

Christel Monsanto, Curaçao - monsanto@interneeds.net