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Correction re: posting of Holocaust-related resources at IAJGS Conference #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

There was an error in my message about the Holocaust-related resources and
lectures at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The Shoah Foundation will *not* be providing access to the videotaped
testimonies. What will be available in the Resource Room will be access to
the Visual History Archive search tool and the testimony catalog. They will
be demonstrating how the search engine works.

For more information about the Conference, go to www.jgsny2006.org

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction re: posting of Holocaust-related resources at IAJGS Conference #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

There was an error in my message about the Holocaust-related resources and
lectures at the 26th IAJGS Conference.

The Shoah Foundation will *not* be providing access to the videotaped
testimonies. What will be available in the Resource Room will be access to
the Visual History Archive search tool and the testimony catalog. They will
be demonstrating how the search engine works.

For more information about the Conference, go to www.jgsny2006.org

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair


Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: =A36.75 (UK) - =A38.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain =AD June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish=20
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The=20
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish=20
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with=20
special reference to the laws governing Jews in=20
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.=20
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,=20
information on archival research inside and=20
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the=20
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,=20
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet=20
section has been updated with useful URLs and=20
details of databases on the net. There is a short=20
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when=20
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and=20
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in=20
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of=20
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,=20
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of=20
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past=20
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the=20
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia=20
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great=
Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk



--=20
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--=20


Latvia SIG #Latvia Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: =A36.75 (UK) - =A38.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain =AD June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish=20
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The=20
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish=20
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with=20
special reference to the laws governing Jews in=20
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.=20
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,=20
information on archival research inside and=20
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the=20
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,=20
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet=20
section has been updated with useful URLs and=20
details of databases on the net. There is a short=20
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when=20
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and=20
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in=20
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of=20
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,=20
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of=20
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past=20
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the=20
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia=20
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great=
Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk



--=20
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--=20


Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide:
--------------------------------
Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: =A36.75 (UK) - =A38.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain =AD June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish=20
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The=20
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish=20
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with=20
special reference to the laws governing Jews in=20
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.=20
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,=20
information on archival research inside and=20
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the=20
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,=20
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet=20
section has been updated with useful URLs and=20
details of databases on the net. There is a short=20
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when=20
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and=20
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in=20
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of=20
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,=20
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of=20
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past=20
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the=20
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia=20
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great=
Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk





--=20
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--=20


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide:
--------------------------------
Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: =A36.75 (UK) - =A38.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain =AD June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish=20
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The=20
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish=20
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with=20
special reference to the laws governing Jews in=20
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.=20
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,=20
information on archival research inside and=20
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the=20
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,=20
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet=20
section has been updated with useful URLs and=20
details of databases on the net. There is a short=20
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when=20
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and=20
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in=20
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of=20
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,=20
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of=20
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past=20
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the=20
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia=20
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great=
Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk





--=20
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--=20


Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Updated version of:

Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: =A36.75 (UK) - =A38.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain =AD June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish=20
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The=20
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish=20
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with=20
special reference to the laws governing Jews in=20
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.=20
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,=20
information on archival research inside and=20
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the=20
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,=20
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet=20
section has been updated with useful URLs and=20
details of databases on the net. There is a short=20
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when=20
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and=20
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in=20
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of=20
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,=20
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of=20
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past=20
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the=20
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia=20
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great=
Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk





--=20
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--=20


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Updated Latvian Genealogy Guide #scandinavia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Updated version of:

Jewish Ancestors? A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price: =A36.75 (UK) - =A38.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain =AD June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

DESCRIPTION
This is the eighth publication in the Jewish=20
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The=20
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish=20
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with=20
special reference to the laws governing Jews in=20
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.=20
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,=20
information on archival research inside and=20
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the=20
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,=20
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet=20
section has been updated with useful URLs and=20
details of databases on the net. There is a short=20
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when=20
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and=20
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in=20
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of=20
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,=20
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of=20
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past=20
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the=20
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia=20
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

PAYMENT BY:
PayPal: via our web-site <http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/>www.jgsgb.org.uk
Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa and Maestro only.
Cheques: with orders payable to Jewish Genealogical Society of Great=
Britain.
POST TO: JGSGB Publications, PO Box 180, St. Albans,
Herts. AL2 3WH. England. U.K.
E-mail: publications@jgsgb.org.uk





--=20
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--=20


STEIGER #romania

bmwymore@...
 

Hi fellow genners,
I just joined this SIG and I don't know anything about Bukovina. My grandfather's half-brother arrived in New York in 1903 >from Radautz. His name was Jossel STEIGER. I'd like to know if I can use JRI-Poland to find the birth record >from Radautz, or, if not, how would I go about researching this. He was born in 1884.
Thank you for your help.

Brenda Wymore
Oregon, US


Romania SIG #Romania STEIGER #romania

bmwymore@...
 

Hi fellow genners,
I just joined this SIG and I don't know anything about Bukovina. My grandfather's half-brother arrived in New York in 1903 >from Radautz. His name was Jossel STEIGER. I'd like to know if I can use JRI-Poland to find the birth record >from Radautz, or, if not, how would I go about researching this. He was born in 1884.
Thank you for your help.

Brenda Wymore
Oregon, US


Why Latvia #latvia

Chaim freedman
 

My family also lived in the south-east Ukraine in Berdyansk, on the Sea of
Azov, and in the Jewish Agricultural colonies of Yekaterinoslav Guberniya.
My grandparents and mother left in 1913 and had to travel north to Libau to
catch a ship to London and then all the way back via the Suez canal to reach
Australia. Likewise, my grandfather's mother and siblings travelled >from
Yuzovka (Donetsk) in 1922 to Riga and others travelled via Poland.

None of this had any connection with family visits in the north where the
families originated in the mid nineteenth century.

Apparently there was no accessible route via the Black Sea ports.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Latvia SIG #Latvia Why Latvia #latvia

Chaim freedman
 

My family also lived in the south-east Ukraine in Berdyansk, on the Sea of
Azov, and in the Jewish Agricultural colonies of Yekaterinoslav Guberniya.
My grandparents and mother left in 1913 and had to travel north to Libau to
catch a ship to London and then all the way back via the Suez canal to reach
Australia. Likewise, my grandfather's mother and siblings travelled >from
Yuzovka (Donetsk) in 1922 to Riga and others travelled via Poland.

None of this had any connection with family visits in the north where the
families originated in the mid nineteenth century.

Apparently there was no accessible route via the Black Sea ports.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


Looking for 2 out of print books. #germany

lgajstut@...
 

To all,
I am looking for the following 2 books. They are out of print. Any help and
suggestions will be appreciated.

Gerrit Beermann, Kerstin Hofmann, Franziska Veit und Areas Voss
"Judisches Leben in Achim, Von den Anfangen bis zur
Gegenwart"(Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Regionalgeschichte Achims des Cato Bontjes van Beek-Gymnasiums), Achim, 1994.

Andreas Voss, "Die Judische Gemeinde in Achim 1742-1942"
[The Jewish Community of Achim], 2004 Thank you!

Lilian Anspacher-Gajstut East Meadow, NY lgajstut@optonline.net


German SIG #Germany Looking for 2 out of print books. #germany

lgajstut@...
 

To all,
I am looking for the following 2 books. They are out of print. Any help and
suggestions will be appreciated.

Gerrit Beermann, Kerstin Hofmann, Franziska Veit und Areas Voss
"Judisches Leben in Achim, Von den Anfangen bis zur
Gegenwart"(Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Regionalgeschichte Achims des Cato Bontjes van Beek-Gymnasiums), Achim, 1994.

Andreas Voss, "Die Judische Gemeinde in Achim 1742-1942"
[The Jewish Community of Achim], 2004 Thank you!

Lilian Anspacher-Gajstut East Meadow, NY lgajstut@optonline.net


SAMPSON _ BLITZ #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

Can anyone please give me the parents or other information on either
Esther BLITZ ( BLITS) and /or Simon SAMPSON who married
New Synagogue 26/01/1856
and
Solomon BLITZ ( Blits) b 1785 Holland - in UK 1851 .

Many thanks

Aubrey Jacobus
London


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom SAMPSON _ BLITZ #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

Can anyone please give me the parents or other information on either
Esther BLITZ ( BLITS) and /or Simon SAMPSON who married
New Synagogue 26/01/1856
and
Solomon BLITZ ( Blits) b 1785 Holland - in UK 1851 .

Many thanks

Aubrey Jacobus
London


"MEILLER" Surname? #germany

Scott L. <eurotrash123@...>
 

Hello,
I recently came across my g-g-grandparents' marriage
certificate >from Attleboro, Mass. (mid 1880's). On the
certificate, my gg-grandfather's name, Otto GOLDSTEIN,
is spelled slightly differently as Otto GOLDSTONE. His
father is listed as Otto GOLDSTONE as well, and his
mother "Mary MEILLEO." As I know that my
gg-grandfather was a German Jew (possibly born in
Leipzig), I'm scratching my head a bit on his mother's
name. Has anyone ever heard of this surname? Is it
possible that her name was actually MEILLER, or
something related? After all, my gg-grandfather's last
name appeared under a different spelling as well. I
appreciate any of your thoughts! Regards,

Scott Leo Washington, DC scott.leo@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany "MEILLER" Surname? #germany

Scott L. <eurotrash123@...>
 

Hello,
I recently came across my g-g-grandparents' marriage
certificate >from Attleboro, Mass. (mid 1880's). On the
certificate, my gg-grandfather's name, Otto GOLDSTEIN,
is spelled slightly differently as Otto GOLDSTONE. His
father is listed as Otto GOLDSTONE as well, and his
mother "Mary MEILLEO." As I know that my
gg-grandfather was a German Jew (possibly born in
Leipzig), I'm scratching my head a bit on his mother's
name. Has anyone ever heard of this surname? Is it
possible that her name was actually MEILLER, or
something related? After all, my gg-grandfather's last
name appeared under a different spelling as well. I
appreciate any of your thoughts! Regards,

Scott Leo Washington, DC scott.leo@gmail.com


Re: FROELICH and other happy names #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

As one endowed with a similar name I feel entitled to butt in here.

Michael mentions the name "Avraham" as meaning "happy man." "Yitzhak"
is also of that breed--it derives >from "she laughs", which is what Sara
did when she was told she was pregnant at age 100. Can't blame her.

At least one source (utterly bereft of supporting evidence, but at least
they spoke up) states that the name LUSTIG (meaning jolly or merry or
funny) derives >from Yitzhak. Fair enough. The best alternative
explanation for LUSTIG and for FROEHLICH would be that the progenitor of
the line was a Spassmacher, a Tummler, a Marschallek--in short, a
merrymaker, a clown. The guy you hired to make the wedding a success.
The Catskills comedian, avant les Catskills. (Ever wonder why there are
Jews named Marshall?)

For those who think this is far-fetched, I can only refer you to the
1812 Jewish census of Gleiwitz, where my father and his people lived for
at least 2 centuries. 46 Jewish heads of household, including *two*
with occupation "merrymaker." One of them was named LICHTWITZ; and the
other one married a LACHMANN.

I am not making this up.

Roger Lustig [Jolly Roger] Princeton, NJ USA <trovato@verizon.net>

...who used to do translations with a colleague named FROEHLICH..


German SIG #Germany Re: FROELICH and other happy names #germany

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

As one endowed with a similar name I feel entitled to butt in here.

Michael mentions the name "Avraham" as meaning "happy man." "Yitzhak"
is also of that breed--it derives >from "she laughs", which is what Sara
did when she was told she was pregnant at age 100. Can't blame her.

At least one source (utterly bereft of supporting evidence, but at least
they spoke up) states that the name LUSTIG (meaning jolly or merry or
funny) derives >from Yitzhak. Fair enough. The best alternative
explanation for LUSTIG and for FROEHLICH would be that the progenitor of
the line was a Spassmacher, a Tummler, a Marschallek--in short, a
merrymaker, a clown. The guy you hired to make the wedding a success.
The Catskills comedian, avant les Catskills. (Ever wonder why there are
Jews named Marshall?)

For those who think this is far-fetched, I can only refer you to the
1812 Jewish census of Gleiwitz, where my father and his people lived for
at least 2 centuries. 46 Jewish heads of household, including *two*
with occupation "merrymaker." One of them was named LICHTWITZ; and the
other one married a LACHMANN.

I am not making this up.

Roger Lustig [Jolly Roger] Princeton, NJ USA <trovato@verizon.net>

...who used to do translations with a colleague named FROEHLICH..