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Austria Czech Morning at the IAJGS conference #austria-czech

Vera Finberg <vera.finberg@...>
 

The preliminary program for the IAJGS conference is now on the
conference website. The Austria Czech speakers and meeting will all
take place on Wednesday morning. Dr. Lenka Matusikova will speak at
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM on the "Historical Sources for the History of Jews
of the Czech Lands Deposited in the Czech Archives". This
presentation will be followed by the Austria Czech SIG meeting and
then >from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM, Dr. Hubert Steiner will speak on the
"Jewish files in the Austrian National Archives: the Work and the
Results of Austria's Historian's Commission.

Anyone who would like to get together for an informal lunch out of
the hotel with our speakers, please send me an e-mail so I can have
an count in order to find a restaurant.

Vera Finberg
Austria Czech SIG Conference Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austria Czech Morning at the IAJGS conference #austria-czech

Vera Finberg <vera.finberg@...>
 

The preliminary program for the IAJGS conference is now on the
conference website. The Austria Czech speakers and meeting will all
take place on Wednesday morning. Dr. Lenka Matusikova will speak at
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM on the "Historical Sources for the History of Jews
of the Czech Lands Deposited in the Czech Archives". This
presentation will be followed by the Austria Czech SIG meeting and
then >from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM, Dr. Hubert Steiner will speak on the
"Jewish files in the Austrian National Archives: the Work and the
Results of Austria's Historian's Commission.

Anyone who would like to get together for an informal lunch out of
the hotel with our speakers, please send me an e-mail so I can have
an count in order to find a restaurant.

Vera Finberg
Austria Czech SIG Conference Coordinator


Re: VM11558: Translation Help with Hebrew on Matzevah #general

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Dear Genners and ViewMate Responders:

Thanks so much for ALL your help.
The Problem is resolved.
No more Translations are needed.

It is a Dalet not a Resh and stands for "hashem"
"Mitzvos Hashem Shomra"
she observed G-d's commandments

Regards,

Anna Reuter
Palo Alto, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: VM11558: Translation Help with Hebrew on Matzevah #general

Anna Reuter <anna94306@...>
 

Dear Genners and ViewMate Responders:

Thanks so much for ALL your help.
The Problem is resolved.
No more Translations are needed.

It is a Dalet not a Resh and stands for "hashem"
"Mitzvos Hashem Shomra"
she observed G-d's commandments

Regards,

Anna Reuter
Palo Alto, California


JRI Poland update question #general

Miriam Eguchi <miriamj@...>
 

A short while ago it was mentioned that some more data would soon be added
to the online database of JRI Poland. I have lost the posting; would
someone please announce again which years will be covered, and approximately
when these will be added? Is there any way to access it now?
Thank you.
Miriam


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI Poland update question #general

Miriam Eguchi <miriamj@...>
 

A short while ago it was mentioned that some more data would soon be added
to the online database of JRI Poland. I have lost the posting; would
someone please announce again which years will be covered, and approximately
when these will be added? Is there any way to access it now?
Thank you.
Miriam


VM11561 - B'Nai B'Brith Blue Hills Lodge No. 1812 #general

Jeff Werner <njww@...>
 

Folks,

Our family is looking for information on this lodge and my grandfather's
relationship to it. We know it went out of existence in 1962 and do not know
what happened to whatever records existed. We are trying to date a photo
(posted on View Mate as File No. VM11561) in which my grandfather
(seated on the left of your screen in the photo) is Mark M.Brown
DDS. We believe he was a president of the lodge at some point in time
and we would like to know the date(s) of service. Any other information
and/or where to find any records would be appreciated. He and his wife,
Lena, lived on Morton St in Dorchester, MA before they moved to Wallingford
Rd Brighton. Dental specialty was dentures. (Note: There were 2 Mark Brown
dentists in Dorchester and he often was mixed up with the other one.)

Thank you for any assistance.

Regards,

Jeff Werner
Randolph, MA 02368
wernj@comcast.net

Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=11561


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM11561 - B'Nai B'Brith Blue Hills Lodge No. 1812 #general

Jeff Werner <njww@...>
 

Folks,

Our family is looking for information on this lodge and my grandfather's
relationship to it. We know it went out of existence in 1962 and do not know
what happened to whatever records existed. We are trying to date a photo
(posted on View Mate as File No. VM11561) in which my grandfather
(seated on the left of your screen in the photo) is Mark M.Brown
DDS. We believe he was a president of the lodge at some point in time
and we would like to know the date(s) of service. Any other information
and/or where to find any records would be appreciated. He and his wife,
Lena, lived on Morton St in Dorchester, MA before they moved to Wallingford
Rd Brighton. Dental specialty was dentures. (Note: There were 2 Mark Brown
dentists in Dorchester and he often was mixed up with the other one.)

Thank you for any assistance.

Regards,

Jeff Werner
Randolph, MA 02368
wernj@comcast.net

Direct link:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=11561


mtDNA Test & Family Mystery #dna

Robin Altwarg <robin@...>
 

Dear All,

I was wondering whether mtDNA testing would help solve a family
mystery. My second cousin and I share a great-grandfather, but
there is uncertainty about whether we share a great-grandmother on
the direct maternal line, as he may have had two wives. If my
cousin and I had our mtDNA tested would we be able to confirm or
disconfirm whether we share a great-grandmother? If so, do we have
to take a particular type of test?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Robin Altwarg
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Researching ALTWARG (Brest), DOBROULSKI, JACOBS (Sakiai), MILYUNASKI
or VILYUNASKI (Marijampole), POMERANTZ (Brest), POSENER, POSNER and
WEINBERG


DNA Research #DNA mtDNA Test & Family Mystery #dna

Robin Altwarg <robin@...>
 

Dear All,

I was wondering whether mtDNA testing would help solve a family
mystery. My second cousin and I share a great-grandfather, but
there is uncertainty about whether we share a great-grandmother on
the direct maternal line, as he may have had two wives. If my
cousin and I had our mtDNA tested would we be able to confirm or
disconfirm whether we share a great-grandmother? If so, do we have
to take a particular type of test?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Robin Altwarg
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Researching ALTWARG (Brest), DOBROULSKI, JACOBS (Sakiai), MILYUNASKI
or VILYUNASKI (Marijampole), POMERANTZ (Brest), POSENER, POSNER and
WEINBERG


Re: New Information On My FAIKES/FAJKES Ancestry #general

Debra Kay <debjkay@...>
 

Dear Sarah,

Go to the JewishGen InfoFile on Names at

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GivenNames/

and look at the slides on the name "Alter" -- it is an "amuletic name"
given to a child for luck, it means "old" and it want meant to imply
that the child would lead a long life, or as a "trick" against evil spirits,
calling a child the "old one".

It was often used in conjunction with another given name, and the child
might be called by either.

Debra Kay-Blatt
Simi Valley, CA
debjkay@msn.com


sacredsisters3@aol.com
What does the name Alter mean,
snip.........


Please translate Polish letter #lodz #poland

Josh Flapan <freedom155@...>
 

Please view Polish letter >from the Lodz Archive and translate it.

Please go to http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate and click on the "To
View" button. Then double click on #VM 11553.

Please send the translation to <freedom155@yahoo.com>.

Thanks for any help.
Joshua Flapan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New Information On My FAIKES/FAJKES Ancestry #general

Debra Kay <debjkay@...>
 

Dear Sarah,

Go to the JewishGen InfoFile on Names at

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/GivenNames/

and look at the slides on the name "Alter" -- it is an "amuletic name"
given to a child for luck, it means "old" and it want meant to imply
that the child would lead a long life, or as a "trick" against evil spirits,
calling a child the "old one".

It was often used in conjunction with another given name, and the child
might be called by either.

Debra Kay-Blatt
Simi Valley, CA
debjkay@msn.com


sacredsisters3@aol.com
What does the name Alter mean,
snip.........


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Please translate Polish letter #lodz #poland

Josh Flapan <freedom155@...>
 

Please view Polish letter >from the Lodz Archive and translate it.

Please go to http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate and click on the "To
View" button. Then double click on #VM 11553.

Please send the translation to <freedom155@yahoo.com>.

Thanks for any help.
Joshua Flapan


Thank You again to Susan King #general

Barbara Zilber
 

Dear Susan,

There is no "thank you" big enough to express our gratitude for what your
vision and efforts over so many years have created for our worldwide
community.

We endeaver to thank you with mere words,

Barbara Zilber
Montreal


Greetings from JewishGen #lodz #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

As you are aware, Susan King has stepped down as the Managing
Director of JewishGen, after 20 years of dedicated service. In
addition to founding JewishGen, Susan has been an inspiration and
motivating force for all of us, and will be greatly missed. We at
JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage wish Susan all the best,
and will continue to embrace her spirit and dream as we move
forward.

As I assume the post of Managing Director, I want to send greetings
to those who already know me, and introduce myself to what I hope
will be new friends and colleagues. I have been part of JewishGen
since 1990, and been its Editor-in-Chief for many years.

As JewishGen moves into this new phase, we will be integrating more
fully with our parent organization, the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
As of April 1, 2008, the offices of JewishGen have been relocated
from League City, Texas to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust, located in Manhattan's Battery Park.
JewishGen has been an affiliate of the Museum since 2003, and this
move was initiated in order to better integrate JewishGen's
functions with Museum programs and provide a seamless delivery of
services to the JewishGen community.

The mailing address of JewishGen is now: JewishGen, Inc., Museum of
Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. Phone: (646)
437-4326. Fax: (646) 437-4328.

One of the unfortunate consequences of this transition is that two
of our dedicated employees were not able to join us in the new
location. The entire JewishGen community joins to acknowledge the
work of Joanna Fletcher and Becky Rogers, who have served JewishGen
for over 8 years.

Over the next few months, in addition to becoming more fully
integrated with the Museum, we will be announcing several new
projects, as well as giving you a glimpse into our plans for the
future of JewishGen.

Michael Tobias and I continue Susan's tradition, by striving to grow
JewishGen and take it to the next level. But be assured that we
will not venture too far >from our roots; we are built on our
volunteers. JewishGen's volunteers are our wealth and strength, and
that will always remain. We are always looking for enthusiastic
volunteers to join our family. Both Michael and I hope to see many
of you at the IAJGS Conference in Chicago this summer.

I look forward to working with all of you over the months and years
ahead, as JewishGen continues to be the leading internet resource
for Jewish genealogy.

Again, I wish to greet all of you, and as we move into this holiday
season, wish you and your family a Chag Sameach and Happy Pesach,
from me and my family.
Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director,
JewishGen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You again to Susan King #general

Barbara Zilber
 

Dear Susan,

There is no "thank you" big enough to express our gratitude for what your
vision and efforts over so many years have created for our worldwide
community.

We endeaver to thank you with mere words,

Barbara Zilber
Montreal


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Greetings from JewishGen #lodz #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

As you are aware, Susan King has stepped down as the Managing
Director of JewishGen, after 20 years of dedicated service. In
addition to founding JewishGen, Susan has been an inspiration and
motivating force for all of us, and will be greatly missed. We at
JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage wish Susan all the best,
and will continue to embrace her spirit and dream as we move
forward.

As I assume the post of Managing Director, I want to send greetings
to those who already know me, and introduce myself to what I hope
will be new friends and colleagues. I have been part of JewishGen
since 1990, and been its Editor-in-Chief for many years.

As JewishGen moves into this new phase, we will be integrating more
fully with our parent organization, the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
As of April 1, 2008, the offices of JewishGen have been relocated
from League City, Texas to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust, located in Manhattan's Battery Park.
JewishGen has been an affiliate of the Museum since 2003, and this
move was initiated in order to better integrate JewishGen's
functions with Museum programs and provide a seamless delivery of
services to the JewishGen community.

The mailing address of JewishGen is now: JewishGen, Inc., Museum of
Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. Phone: (646)
437-4326. Fax: (646) 437-4328.

One of the unfortunate consequences of this transition is that two
of our dedicated employees were not able to join us in the new
location. The entire JewishGen community joins to acknowledge the
work of Joanna Fletcher and Becky Rogers, who have served JewishGen
for over 8 years.

Over the next few months, in addition to becoming more fully
integrated with the Museum, we will be announcing several new
projects, as well as giving you a glimpse into our plans for the
future of JewishGen.

Michael Tobias and I continue Susan's tradition, by striving to grow
JewishGen and take it to the next level. But be assured that we
will not venture too far >from our roots; we are built on our
volunteers. JewishGen's volunteers are our wealth and strength, and
that will always remain. We are always looking for enthusiastic
volunteers to join our family. Both Michael and I hope to see many
of you at the IAJGS Conference in Chicago this summer.

I look forward to working with all of you over the months and years
ahead, as JewishGen continues to be the leading internet resource
for Jewish genealogy.

Again, I wish to greet all of you, and as we move into this holiday
season, wish you and your family a Chag Sameach and Happy Pesach,
from me and my family.
Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director,
JewishGen


Greetings from JewishGen #dna

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

As you are aware, Susan King has stepped down as the Managing
Director of JewishGen, after 20 years of dedicated service. In
addition to founding JewishGen, Susan has been an inspiration and
motivating force for all of us, and will be greatly missed. We at
JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage wish Susan all the best,
and will continue to embrace her spirit and dream as we move
forward.

As I assume the post of Managing Director, I want to send greetings
to those who already know me, and introduce myself to what I hope
will be new friends and colleagues. I have been part of JewishGen
since 1990, and been its Editor-in-Chief for many years.

As JewishGen moves into this new phase, we will be integrating more
fully with our parent organization, the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
As of April 1, 2008, the offices of JewishGen have been relocated
from League City, Texas to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust, located in Manhattan's Battery Park.
JewishGen has been an affiliate of the Museum since 2003, and this
move was initiated in order to better integrate JewishGen's
functions with Museum programs and provide a seamless delivery of
services to the JewishGen community.

The mailing address of JewishGen is now: JewishGen, Inc., Museum of
Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. Phone: (646)
437-4326. Fax: (646) 437-4328.

One of the unfortunate consequences of this transition is that two
of our dedicated employees were not able to join us in the new
location. The entire JewishGen community joins to acknowledge the
work of Joanna Fletcher and Becky Rogers, who have served JewishGen
for over 8 years.

Over the next few months, in addition to becoming more fully
integrated with the Museum, we will be announcing several new
projects, as well as giving you a glimpse into our plans for the
future of JewishGen.

Michael Tobias and I continue Susan's tradition, by striving to grow
JewishGen and take it to the next level. But be assured that we
will not venture too far >from our roots; we are built on our
volunteers. JewishGen's volunteers are our wealth and strength, and
that will always remain. We are always looking for enthusiastic
volunteers to join our family. Both Michael and I hope to see many
of you at the IAJGS Conference in Chicago this summer.

I look forward to working with all of you over the months and years
ahead, as JewishGen continues to be the leading internet resource
for Jewish genealogy.

Again, I wish to greet all of you, and as we move into this holiday
season, wish you and your family a Chag Sameach and Happy Pesach,
from me and my family.
Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director,
JewishGen


Susan King, What Can We Say? #general

sangreenb@...
 

To Jewishgenners and Susan King:

Who amongst us remembers Susan handing out flyers urging people to "take a
look", at her new Jewishgen website? This was many years ago and took place at
the very first IAJGS Summer Seminar I attendeded in Washington, D.C.

At the time who would have thought that Jewishgen would have evolved into
such a wonderful force for genealogists worldwide. A force that helped us to
reunite with our families both living and dead.

This was all due to you, Susan and the countless volunteers you inspired to
come along with you on this incredible journey.

You've come a long way, baby! We love you and we will miss you.
Wishing you every happiness in your future.

Sandy Greenberg
Denver, CO USA
Co-Founder and presently Librarian, JGSCO
sangreenb@aol.com_ (mailto:sangreenb@aol.com)