Date   

Thanks, Dave, from a newby #belarus

Irene Salazar
 

Thanks Dave,

And I only just found this group! I know what work it must be... and only
hope I can find some info. Thanks again and enjoy life.

Irene in MD


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thanks, Dave, from a newby #belarus

Irene Salazar
 

Thanks Dave,

And I only just found this group! I know what work it must be... and only
hope I can find some info. Thanks again and enjoy life.

Irene in MD


Re: Sig coordinator #belarus

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Dear Dave and Fellow Genners,
I do not have words to express how sorry I am that Belarus SIG lost David
Fox as its well known long time coordinator.
I was born in Latvia with deep roots in this part of the world but starting
to search seriously what I regard as my family I realized soon that I have
to look over the borders. Vitebsk was the first place I stumbled on. As the
result Belarus SIG was the first discussion group I joined as a member.
During these years I watched, learned and enjoyed the work of David and his
SIG. I still hope that under certain conditions his decision may be
reversible or, at least, he is going to stay with us as honorable SIG leader
to help the person who is going to take over his job.
Evelyn Waldstein
mailto:evewa@post.tau.ac.il


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Sig coordinator #belarus

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Dear Dave and Fellow Genners,
I do not have words to express how sorry I am that Belarus SIG lost David
Fox as its well known long time coordinator.
I was born in Latvia with deep roots in this part of the world but starting
to search seriously what I regard as my family I realized soon that I have
to look over the borders. Vitebsk was the first place I stumbled on. As the
result Belarus SIG was the first discussion group I joined as a member.
During these years I watched, learned and enjoyed the work of David and his
SIG. I still hope that under certain conditions his decision may be
reversible or, at least, he is going to stay with us as honorable SIG leader
to help the person who is going to take over his job.
Evelyn Waldstein
mailto:evewa@post.tau.ac.il


Searching: Eva PARKER,nee JAROSCH;Auguste SCHICK, later HUESCHER;Anna(Mizzi)SCHICK,later BAUER,JAROSCH & FUCHS #austria-czech

Peter Lowe <Peter.Lowe@...>
 

I would be very pleased if someone has any information that would enable
us to trace these people or their descendants. A specific interest at
present is in connection with the unveiling of a memorial to members of
the family who were deported >from Vienna.

The details of the family, with the rather meagre and possibly incorrect
information that we currently have, are:

Dr Siegfried SCHICK, lawyer, was born on 17 Feb 1865 in Neubidschow in
Bohemia. He was deported >from Wien 9, Berggasse 25/28 to Riga on 4 Dec
1941.)
He was married on 6 Mar 1898 in Vienna to Thekla JERUSALEM (born 11 Apr
1875 in Drenice, Bohemia & died 29 Dec 1929 in Vienna. She was
originally buried in Doebling Cemetery, Vienna.

They had two daughters:
Anna, who seemed to be known as Mizzi, SCHICK was born 12 Oct 1900 in
Vienna. It is thought that she perished in the Holocaust though her
name has not yet been found in any records. There is a possibility that
she went >from Vienna to Yugoslavia just before WW2, or maybe in 1940/41.
If so she might have been placed in a Concentration Camp there. [ Maybe
someone knows of documentation relating to Jews in Yugoslavia]
It is believed that she was married three times. The first marriage was
before 1930 to Alois or Julius BAUER. The second was on 28 Oct 1930 to
Alois JAROSCH (born 4 Oct 1892 in Schönau). They were divorced around
June 1939. The Third marriage was to FUCHS around 1941, place unknown.
Anna (Mizzi) had one daughter: Eva JAROSCH who was born on 25 Apr 1931.
She was sent >from Vienna to the Netherlands on 20 Feb 1939. It is
believed that she was then sent on a Kindertranport to England, and was
married there. Her name at one time was Eva PARKER, but that might not
be her current surname. Perhaps someone has access to a list of children
on such transports and can identify her >from that.

The other daughter was Auguste (Gusti) SCHICK, born 05 May 1904 in
Vienna. She was married to Heinz (Heinrich) HUESCHER in Vienna. They
managed to emigrate to the US, and possibly lived in the San Francisco
area. After Heinz's death, Auguste may have remarried.

I look forward to hearing >from anyone who has any clues, ideas or
concrete information.

Thank you

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England
Website with information on Bohemian families:ADLER (Amschelberg),
EISNER (Amschelberg & Kolin), FUERTH (Amschelberg), JERUSALEM,
BEYKOVSKY, THORSCH, KOPPERL:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/index.htm


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Searching: Eva PARKER,nee JAROSCH;Auguste SCHICK, later HUESCHER;Anna(Mizzi)SCHICK,later BAUER,JAROSCH & FUCHS #austria-czech

Peter Lowe <Peter.Lowe@...>
 

I would be very pleased if someone has any information that would enable
us to trace these people or their descendants. A specific interest at
present is in connection with the unveiling of a memorial to members of
the family who were deported >from Vienna.

The details of the family, with the rather meagre and possibly incorrect
information that we currently have, are:

Dr Siegfried SCHICK, lawyer, was born on 17 Feb 1865 in Neubidschow in
Bohemia. He was deported >from Wien 9, Berggasse 25/28 to Riga on 4 Dec
1941.)
He was married on 6 Mar 1898 in Vienna to Thekla JERUSALEM (born 11 Apr
1875 in Drenice, Bohemia & died 29 Dec 1929 in Vienna. She was
originally buried in Doebling Cemetery, Vienna.

They had two daughters:
Anna, who seemed to be known as Mizzi, SCHICK was born 12 Oct 1900 in
Vienna. It is thought that she perished in the Holocaust though her
name has not yet been found in any records. There is a possibility that
she went >from Vienna to Yugoslavia just before WW2, or maybe in 1940/41.
If so she might have been placed in a Concentration Camp there. [ Maybe
someone knows of documentation relating to Jews in Yugoslavia]
It is believed that she was married three times. The first marriage was
before 1930 to Alois or Julius BAUER. The second was on 28 Oct 1930 to
Alois JAROSCH (born 4 Oct 1892 in Schönau). They were divorced around
June 1939. The Third marriage was to FUCHS around 1941, place unknown.
Anna (Mizzi) had one daughter: Eva JAROSCH who was born on 25 Apr 1931.
She was sent >from Vienna to the Netherlands on 20 Feb 1939. It is
believed that she was then sent on a Kindertranport to England, and was
married there. Her name at one time was Eva PARKER, but that might not
be her current surname. Perhaps someone has access to a list of children
on such transports and can identify her >from that.

The other daughter was Auguste (Gusti) SCHICK, born 05 May 1904 in
Vienna. She was married to Heinz (Heinrich) HUESCHER in Vienna. They
managed to emigrate to the US, and possibly lived in the San Francisco
area. After Heinz's death, Auguste may have remarried.

I look forward to hearing >from anyone who has any clues, ideas or
concrete information.

Thank you

Peter Lowe
Hertford, England
Website with information on Bohemian families:ADLER (Amschelberg),
EISNER (Amschelberg & Kolin), FUERTH (Amschelberg), JERUSALEM,
BEYKOVSKY, THORSCH, KOPPERL:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/index.htm


French words in Viennese #austria-czech

lederer@...
 

My (Viennese) father informs me that French words entered Viennese
much earlier--during the court of Marie Theresa.

Phil Lederer


"One interesting point is that many of the names are clearly based on French
usage - a custom no doubt introduced when the French invaded and
occupied Austria.
Such usages are still very common in Austria.

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au
--
Prof Phillip J. Lederer
Area Coordinator for Operations Management
Simon School of Business Administration
University of Rochester
Rochester NY 14627
585 275 3368
fax: 585 273 1140
lederer@simon.rochester.edu


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech French words in Viennese #austria-czech

lederer@...
 

My (Viennese) father informs me that French words entered Viennese
much earlier--during the court of Marie Theresa.

Phil Lederer


"One interesting point is that many of the names are clearly based on French
usage - a custom no doubt introduced when the French invaded and
occupied Austria.
Such usages are still very common in Austria.

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au
--
Prof Phillip J. Lederer
Area Coordinator for Operations Management
Simon School of Business Administration
University of Rochester
Rochester NY 14627
585 275 3368
fax: 585 273 1140
lederer@simon.rochester.edu


To Dave Fox #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Dear Dave,
It is a very sad day for the members of the Belarus SIG. You have lifted us
and brought us together and the thought of all the hard work that you have
done, and all the collected databases readied for member research, attests
to your administrative abilities.

We could not have accomplished all we have for the descendants of Belarus
without you. I know how hard you have tried to walk a line of fairness
between the members, the researchers, the translators and JewishGen. You
have brought many, many people into the fold and the administration of the
SIG has been without rancor or competitiveness. This is so rare and has made
working together so wonderful. I have seen all that you have accomplished
for us and have admired your dedication.

It is my hope that Belarus SIG members will step forward to take on the
positions that must be filled in the administration of the SIG. When things
run smoothly, we are unaware of all the time and effort that goes on behind
the scenes. Now we must all take on new responsibilities.

I wish you the best in your new endeavors. You deserve it. I only wish you
had found someone to take your place months ago, so that you would not
have had to leave feeling so distressed.


Our heartfelt thoughts are with you.
Nancy


Belarus SIG #Belarus To Dave Fox #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Dear Dave,
It is a very sad day for the members of the Belarus SIG. You have lifted us
and brought us together and the thought of all the hard work that you have
done, and all the collected databases readied for member research, attests
to your administrative abilities.

We could not have accomplished all we have for the descendants of Belarus
without you. I know how hard you have tried to walk a line of fairness
between the members, the researchers, the translators and JewishGen. You
have brought many, many people into the fold and the administration of the
SIG has been without rancor or competitiveness. This is so rare and has made
working together so wonderful. I have seen all that you have accomplished
for us and have admired your dedication.

It is my hope that Belarus SIG members will step forward to take on the
positions that must be filled in the administration of the SIG. When things
run smoothly, we are unaware of all the time and effort that goes on behind
the scenes. Now we must all take on new responsibilities.

I wish you the best in your new endeavors. You deserve it. I only wish you
had found someone to take your place months ago, so that you would not
have had to leave feeling so distressed.


Our heartfelt thoughts are with you.
Nancy


Re: Good luck, Dave #belarus

Boris Krantz <Boris@...>
 

Like so many, my life has been permanently changed with the success in
finding family in Israel at the tender age of 65. This is all due to the
availabiity of the SIG and the learning and friends made here.

Volunteer leadership is a blessing to all of us. In fact, Dave was most
candid only a week or so ago with me, when we disucssed the research issues
he referenced. But, coincident with the appreciation we all feel for Dave's
contributions is a responsibility we all share...to work within a group for
the betterment of the group, not our own self-interests.

Be well ... L'chaim, David, and todah rabah!

Boris M. Krantz
Bedminster, NJ
Searching: KRANTZ, PERLIS, WELLER, FELDMAN, GALPERIN >from Zamosc, Lublin,
Medzericz Podlaski, Brest


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Good luck, Dave #belarus

Boris Krantz <Boris@...>
 

Like so many, my life has been permanently changed with the success in
finding family in Israel at the tender age of 65. This is all due to the
availabiity of the SIG and the learning and friends made here.

Volunteer leadership is a blessing to all of us. In fact, Dave was most
candid only a week or so ago with me, when we disucssed the research issues
he referenced. But, coincident with the appreciation we all feel for Dave's
contributions is a responsibility we all share...to work within a group for
the betterment of the group, not our own self-interests.

Be well ... L'chaim, David, and todah rabah!

Boris M. Krantz
Bedminster, NJ
Searching: KRANTZ, PERLIS, WELLER, FELDMAN, GALPERIN >from Zamosc, Lublin,
Medzericz Podlaski, Brest


Re: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately #belarus

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear Dave,

For years you have creatively and energetically directed our individual efforts
into a stronger whole, and left a phenomenal legacy of information, in easily
found and searchable forms, that has been a gift to all of us. It is a crying
shame that such dedication, for a huge community's behalf worldwide, should be
sabotaged, and >from within.

Take heart in your results and our gratitude, thank you for the extraordinary
things you have done for us all these years, and very best of luck with all
your future activities.

Sincerely,
Michelle Frager
New York area


--- "David M. Fox" <davefox73@earthlink.net> wrote:

Support the work of the Belarus SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html
*******************************************************
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear SIG Members:

This message is one of the hardest things I have had to do. However, the
time has come for me to step down as your SIG Coordinator, effective
immediately. <snipped>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately #belarus

Michelle Frager <lulu_brooks@...>
 

Dear Dave,

For years you have creatively and energetically directed our individual efforts
into a stronger whole, and left a phenomenal legacy of information, in easily
found and searchable forms, that has been a gift to all of us. It is a crying
shame that such dedication, for a huge community's behalf worldwide, should be
sabotaged, and >from within.

Take heart in your results and our gratitude, thank you for the extraordinary
things you have done for us all these years, and very best of luck with all
your future activities.

Sincerely,
Michelle Frager
New York area


--- "David M. Fox" <davefox73@earthlink.net> wrote:

Support the work of the Belarus SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html
*******************************************************
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear SIG Members:

This message is one of the hardest things I have had to do. However, the
time has come for me to step down as your SIG Coordinator, effective
immediately. <snipped>


Good luck, Dave #belarus

Fran Bock
 

To All:

A hearty thank-you is in order to Dave Fox for all his efforts on behalf of
the Belarus SIG.
I, personally, am indebted to Dave for his invaluable assistance in helping
to make the Belarus SIG online newsletter an active vehicle for informing
all interested parties on so many aspects of the search for our ancestors.
Here's hoping the SIG continues to grow under new leadership.
Good luck to you, Dave.

Fran Bock, Editor
Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
franbock@optonline.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Good luck, Dave #belarus

Fran Bock
 

To All:

A hearty thank-you is in order to Dave Fox for all his efforts on behalf of
the Belarus SIG.
I, personally, am indebted to Dave for his invaluable assistance in helping
to make the Belarus SIG online newsletter an active vehicle for informing
all interested parties on so many aspects of the search for our ancestors.
Here's hoping the SIG continues to grow under new leadership.
Good luck to you, Dave.

Fran Bock, Editor
Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
franbock@optonline.net


Re: belarus digest: March 07, 2005 #belarus

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Good luck David.
It's been a long haul and your work has been,
I'm sure, very much appreciated by so many
people.

Wishing you success and fulfillment in your
future projects and happiness with your family.
You've done a great job.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

----- Original Message -----
From: "Belarus SIG digest" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "belarus digest recipients" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 1:00 AM
Subject: belarus digest: March 07, 2005


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Support the work of the Belarus SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html
*******************************************************
BELARUS Digest for Monday, March 07, 2005.

1. new articles - Belarus SIG newsletter
2. Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: new articles - Belarus SIG newsletter
From: Fran Bock <franbock@optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 10:19:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear Fellow Genners,

Two new articles have been posted to the Belarus SIG online newsletter.
--In "A Visit to Four Villages" Howard Gilman presents a vivid photo
essay
on his trip to the ancestral towns of his grandparents.
--Shana Egan's detective story of "How I Found Shimshim" is a case study
in finding a needle in a haystack when you don't even know where the
haystack is.

Please click on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

Fran Bock, Editor
Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
franbock@optonline.net


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately
From: "David M. Fox" <davefox73@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:58:10 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear SIG Members:

This message is one of the hardest things I have had to do. However, the
time has come for me to step down as your SIG Coordinator, effective
immediately. The SIG has been a labor of love since we started with a
group
of about 20 people at a late night unscheduled meeting at the Los Angeles
IAJGS Conference in 1998. After we had decided to form a Belarus SIG, I
asked for people interested in volunteering to be the SIG coordinator. No
one wanted the job, so I agreed to take on the job because I felt it was
important to have a group that was devoted to Jewish genealogy research in
what is now Belarus . It is now over six and a half years later and I am
still the coordinator because no one else was willing to take over the
leadership. It is not healthy for any organization to continue with the
same leader. An organization needs new ideas, new directions, and new
approaches to make it grow and prosper. Our organization has grown >from
20
to over 1,750 and I am sure there is someone among you who are better
qualified to take the Belarus SIG forward in the years ahead. I have been
trying to find someone to take over as the SIG coordinator for quite some
time, but have not been successful. I was hoping someone would come
forward
so there could be an orderly transfer of leadership, but that was not to
be.
Even so, I tried to hang in longer, but a few recent incidents have
finally
driven me to step down now. One involved a former member of the SIG who
refused to be a team player and wait for the SIG to obtain all the records
for the shtetl. As a result of his selfish desire to get his own records
from Belarus for a single shtetl, he has contributed to closing down
access
to the Minsk archive by the SIG. A second recent effort by a SIG member
to
try and put me into a situation of choosing sides in a private dispute
finally broke the camels back.

I have always tried to be helpful and fair in my dealings with SIG
members,
translators, and researchers. While I have no personal family ties to
shtetls in Vitebsk, Grodno, and Vilna, I made efforts to push projects in
these gubernia. Over the years, I have been blessed with some great
people
who helped to make the SIG what it is today: Risa Heywood, Elsbeth Paikin,
Vitaly Charny, Mike Meshenberg, Edward Rosenbaum, Nancy Holden, Fran Boch,
Paula Zieselman and Joanne Saltman (I appologize in advance for leaving
anyone off this list). What made it so wonderful for me was that we all
worked so well together. There was no acrimony or infighting, unlike many
other organizations. No one was on an ego trip and it was a great team
effort. I would also like to thank the many others who have volunteered
in
one capacity or another to make the SIG so successful. In addition, I
want
to thank all of you who opened your wallets so generously to allow the SIG
to accomplish it's tasks. Last but not least, I would like to thank
JewishGen and it's leadership team for all their support over the years.
The Belarus SIG organized within the JewishGen to avoid a lot of
administrative burdens and was the first SIG to be so organized. Other
SIGs
have followed in our footsteps. While some people thought the SIG lost
its
independence by how we organized, I still think it was the right way to
avoid the administrative headaches of having a treasurer, filing tax
returns, etc.

There is much more to do and I hope that all of the workers will continue
doing what they have been doing and try to make the transition to a new
SIG
coordinator as smooth as possible. This evening I spoke with Susan King
and
she will be forming a transition team. I urge anyone who is interested in
helping the SIG to contact Susan <susan.king@jewishgen.org> or Joanna
Fletcher <jfletcher@jewishgen.org> as soon as possible.

I look forward to working on documenting my own genealogy, writing a
family
history, and spending more time with my grandkids and my lovely wife who
sometimes thought I was married to the SIG and not to her. She has been
most patient and considerate in putting up with my many hours on the
computer doing SIG business.

My best wishes to all and thank you again for all your support over the
years.

Dave

David Fox
Arnold, MD




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Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: belarus digest: March 07, 2005 #belarus

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Good luck David.
It's been a long haul and your work has been,
I'm sure, very much appreciated by so many
people.

Wishing you success and fulfillment in your
future projects and happiness with your family.
You've done a great job.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

----- Original Message -----
From: "Belarus SIG digest" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
To: "belarus digest recipients" <belarus@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 1:00 AM
Subject: belarus digest: March 07, 2005


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Support the work of the Belarus SIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/belarus.html
*******************************************************
BELARUS Digest for Monday, March 07, 2005.

1. new articles - Belarus SIG newsletter
2. Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: new articles - Belarus SIG newsletter
From: Fran Bock <franbock@optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 10:19:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear Fellow Genners,

Two new articles have been posted to the Belarus SIG online newsletter.
--In "A Visit to Four Villages" Howard Gilman presents a vivid photo
essay
on his trip to the ancestral towns of his grandparents.
--Shana Egan's detective story of "How I Found Shimshim" is a case study
in finding a needle in a haystack when you don't even know where the
haystack is.

Please click on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/bnl_index.htm

Fran Bock, Editor
Belarus SIG Online Newsletter
franbock@optonline.net


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Belarus SIG Coordinator Stepping Down Immediately
From: "David M. Fox" <davefox73@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:58:10 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear SIG Members:

This message is one of the hardest things I have had to do. However, the
time has come for me to step down as your SIG Coordinator, effective
immediately. The SIG has been a labor of love since we started with a
group
of about 20 people at a late night unscheduled meeting at the Los Angeles
IAJGS Conference in 1998. After we had decided to form a Belarus SIG, I
asked for people interested in volunteering to be the SIG coordinator. No
one wanted the job, so I agreed to take on the job because I felt it was
important to have a group that was devoted to Jewish genealogy research in
what is now Belarus . It is now over six and a half years later and I am
still the coordinator because no one else was willing to take over the
leadership. It is not healthy for any organization to continue with the
same leader. An organization needs new ideas, new directions, and new
approaches to make it grow and prosper. Our organization has grown >from
20
to over 1,750 and I am sure there is someone among you who are better
qualified to take the Belarus SIG forward in the years ahead. I have been
trying to find someone to take over as the SIG coordinator for quite some
time, but have not been successful. I was hoping someone would come
forward
so there could be an orderly transfer of leadership, but that was not to
be.
Even so, I tried to hang in longer, but a few recent incidents have
finally
driven me to step down now. One involved a former member of the SIG who
refused to be a team player and wait for the SIG to obtain all the records
for the shtetl. As a result of his selfish desire to get his own records
from Belarus for a single shtetl, he has contributed to closing down
access
to the Minsk archive by the SIG. A second recent effort by a SIG member
to
try and put me into a situation of choosing sides in a private dispute
finally broke the camels back.

I have always tried to be helpful and fair in my dealings with SIG
members,
translators, and researchers. While I have no personal family ties to
shtetls in Vitebsk, Grodno, and Vilna, I made efforts to push projects in
these gubernia. Over the years, I have been blessed with some great
people
who helped to make the SIG what it is today: Risa Heywood, Elsbeth Paikin,
Vitaly Charny, Mike Meshenberg, Edward Rosenbaum, Nancy Holden, Fran Boch,
Paula Zieselman and Joanne Saltman (I appologize in advance for leaving
anyone off this list). What made it so wonderful for me was that we all
worked so well together. There was no acrimony or infighting, unlike many
other organizations. No one was on an ego trip and it was a great team
effort. I would also like to thank the many others who have volunteered
in
one capacity or another to make the SIG so successful. In addition, I
want
to thank all of you who opened your wallets so generously to allow the SIG
to accomplish it's tasks. Last but not least, I would like to thank
JewishGen and it's leadership team for all their support over the years.
The Belarus SIG organized within the JewishGen to avoid a lot of
administrative burdens and was the first SIG to be so organized. Other
SIGs
have followed in our footsteps. While some people thought the SIG lost
its
independence by how we organized, I still think it was the right way to
avoid the administrative headaches of having a treasurer, filing tax
returns, etc.

There is much more to do and I hope that all of the workers will continue
doing what they have been doing and try to make the transition to a new
SIG
coordinator as smooth as possible. This evening I spoke with Susan King
and
she will be forming a transition team. I urge anyone who is interested in
helping the SIG to contact Susan <susan.king@jewishgen.org> or Joanna
Fletcher <jfletcher@jewishgen.org> as soon as possible.

I look forward to working on documenting my own genealogy, writing a
family
history, and spending more time with my grandkids and my lovely wife who
sometimes thought I was married to the SIG and not to her. She has been
most patient and considerate in putting up with my many hours on the
computer doing SIG business.

My best wishes to all and thank you again for all your support over the
years.

Dave

David Fox
Arnold, MD




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Thank you, Dave #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

As one who has greatly appreciated the work that Dave Fox has done for all
of us who subscribe to the Belarus SIG, I want to say 'THANK YOU" and
"SORRY" that some Siggers have abused you. Good luck to you and your wife
in this new era of your lives together.

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thank you, Dave #belarus

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

As one who has greatly appreciated the work that Dave Fox has done for all
of us who subscribe to the Belarus SIG, I want to say 'THANK YOU" and
"SORRY" that some Siggers have abused you. Good luck to you and your wife
in this new era of your lives together.

Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel