Date   

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vasilkov Ukraine #general

fred singer <fredor@...>
 

I'm looking for information of my family grandparents - who I was told lived
in Vasilkov where my father and mother were born. Their names were
ZINGERENKO (Father) and LISHAK (Mother) Both names are as I remember them
from stories >from my parents. How do I do this?
Fred E Singer
(fredor@...)


Vasilkov Ukraine #general

fred singer <fredor@...>
 

I'm looking for information of my family grandparents - who I was told lived
in Vasilkov where my father and mother were born. Their names were
ZINGERENKO (Father) and LISHAK (Mother) Both names are as I remember them
from stories >from my parents. How do I do this?
Fred E Singer
(fredor@...)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HECHT Family from Oberzell #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am interested in hearing >from anyone with connections to the HECHT family
from Oberzell. The family seems to have intermarried repeatedly with my
MARX family >from Zuentersbach and Sterbfritz.

Some of the HECHT family that I am aware of are:

Maier HECHT - born 1833 Zuentersbach - married MARX
Maier HECHT - born 1820 Oberzell - married MARX
David HECHT - born 1777 died 1854 Sterbfritz
Mendel Hecht - son of David - born 1809 Sterbfritz
Jetta HECHT - daughter of Mendel - born 1856 Sterbfritz
Schannette (Jeanette) HECHT - born 1840 Oberzell - married MARX
Samuel HECHT - born mid 1700s
Sons of Samuel:
Israel - born 1804 Oberzell
Moses - born 1807 Oberzell
Mayer - born 1813 Oberzell - married MARX
Isaac - born 1814 Oberzell

There are also siblings Jacob and Jeanette HECHT >from Oberzell who
immigrated to the States in 1853 and settled in NY.

I have additional information on many of the people I mentioned, and there
are additional people who I didn't mention. Even if you don't see a name
here, but do have a HECHT connection, please contact me.

Thanks very much!

All the best,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Moshav Mishmeret
linda.shefler@...


HECHT Family from Oberzell #general

Linda Shefler
 

I am interested in hearing >from anyone with connections to the HECHT family
from Oberzell. The family seems to have intermarried repeatedly with my
MARX family >from Zuentersbach and Sterbfritz.

Some of the HECHT family that I am aware of are:

Maier HECHT - born 1833 Zuentersbach - married MARX
Maier HECHT - born 1820 Oberzell - married MARX
David HECHT - born 1777 died 1854 Sterbfritz
Mendel Hecht - son of David - born 1809 Sterbfritz
Jetta HECHT - daughter of Mendel - born 1856 Sterbfritz
Schannette (Jeanette) HECHT - born 1840 Oberzell - married MARX
Samuel HECHT - born mid 1700s
Sons of Samuel:
Israel - born 1804 Oberzell
Moses - born 1807 Oberzell
Mayer - born 1813 Oberzell - married MARX
Isaac - born 1814 Oberzell

There are also siblings Jacob and Jeanette HECHT >from Oberzell who
immigrated to the States in 1853 and settled in NY.

I have additional information on many of the people I mentioned, and there
are additional people who I didn't mention. Even if you don't see a name
here, but do have a HECHT connection, please contact me.

Thanks very much!

All the best,
Linda Silverman Shefler
Moshav Mishmeret
linda.shefler@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RIVLIN Family Gathering of 5000 Participants #general

Jules Feldman
 

In October 2009 we will be holding in Jerusalem a Gathering of the
RIVLIN family. Our previous family gathering took place in 1980
with 2600 of the family present. We are inviting all descendants
of Shlomo Zalman Rivlin who lived in Shklov, Belarus in the mid 18th
Century. We will not be surprised if it attracts 5000 members of the
family .

I am interested to know if JewishGenners have participated in similarly
large gatherings and what advice they can give our organising commitee.

Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


RIVLIN Family Gathering of 5000 Participants #general

Jules Feldman
 

In October 2009 we will be holding in Jerusalem a Gathering of the
RIVLIN family. Our previous family gathering took place in 1980
with 2600 of the family present. We are inviting all descendants
of Shlomo Zalman Rivlin who lived in Shklov, Belarus in the mid 18th
Century. We will not be surprised if it attracts 5000 members of the
family .

I am interested to know if JewishGenners have participated in similarly
large gatherings and what advice they can give our organising commitee.

Jules Feldman
Yizreel, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: More Counties Added to On-Line Ireland Census 1911 #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

The counties which have been added onto the 1911 Irish Census should be
noted as to their locations in order for researchers to understand what they
are looking for.

Counties Antrim and Down are in Northern Ireland and County Kerry is in the
Republic of Ireland or Southern Ireland.

County Antrim's major city is the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast.

County Down contains parts of Belfast and a number of small places.

County Kerry contains such well-known towns as Killarney, Listowel and
Tralee.

Given these locations, one might wonder how many Jews might actually be
living in these places. Instances can be found by searching for well-known
Irish Jewish family names as follows:

You will find many COHENs listed in the Census, with 65 listed in Antrim, 3
in Down, and none in Kerry. However, you may also find that a proportion of
them are listed as non-Jews such as the family in County Down who were
originally >from Dublin and were listed as Church of England.

What follows are several references to Belfast families found in the Census.

Samuel and Florence CLEIN and their daughter Annie are listed as Jews in
Belfast. Samuel was a furniture dealer born in Russia as was his wife,
whilst his daughter was born in Belfast City.

Sarah LEVITAS was listed as Jewish and born in Zagare, Lithuania. The entry
stated that she was married, but she was listed as head of household and
there is no mention of her husband. Her children, Rebecca and Benjamin,
were born in Bangor, Wales, and her boarder, Samuel Corb, was born in
Schudi, Lithuania.

Isaac LEVITAS and his wife were born in Russia. One of their children was
born in England and the other in Belfast.

Frank WINE, was a jeweler, born in Russia. His wife Julia Nathan Wine, was
born in Manchester, and their two children, were born in Belfast. They
even had a visitor, a Mark SUGDEN, a wallpaper merchant, who was >from
Manchester.

Samuel Samuels, was formerly Dmitrovski and born in Kamentetz Litovsk,
Poland. He arrived in Belfast on August 15, 1910, and was just beginning
his stay there when he was captured on the 1911 Census. He later became a
wealthy draper.

One of the most notable of Belfast Jews, Sir Otto JAFFE, was not listed in
the Census. His family originally came >from Schwerin, Germany, and he
served as Mayor of Belfast and was the largest exporter of Irish linen in
the world. It was known that he left Belfast in 1916 for London, but he
should have been in Belfast in 1911. Of further interest in regard to the
Jaffe family is Arthur and Marie JAFFE. Arthur, a barrister, and his wife,
refused to state their religion. Arthur may have been the son of Sir Otto
Jaffe.

Another Belfast Jew who is missing >from the Census was Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi
Herzog, who only became Rabbi of Belfast in 1916 and therefore was not there
in 1911 to be counted. He was the father of the sixth President of Israel,
Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast in 1918.

So, as one can see, the Census is of great interest particularly as it lists
places of birth and can lead a researcher to locate pertinent birth records
whose location might not have readily been known. This also confirms the
movement of the members of the Jewish community in these counties.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


Re: More Counties Added to On-Line Ireland Census 1911 #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

The counties which have been added onto the 1911 Irish Census should be
noted as to their locations in order for researchers to understand what they
are looking for.

Counties Antrim and Down are in Northern Ireland and County Kerry is in the
Republic of Ireland or Southern Ireland.

County Antrim's major city is the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast.

County Down contains parts of Belfast and a number of small places.

County Kerry contains such well-known towns as Killarney, Listowel and
Tralee.

Given these locations, one might wonder how many Jews might actually be
living in these places. Instances can be found by searching for well-known
Irish Jewish family names as follows:

You will find many COHENs listed in the Census, with 65 listed in Antrim, 3
in Down, and none in Kerry. However, you may also find that a proportion of
them are listed as non-Jews such as the family in County Down who were
originally >from Dublin and were listed as Church of England.

What follows are several references to Belfast families found in the Census.

Samuel and Florence CLEIN and their daughter Annie are listed as Jews in
Belfast. Samuel was a furniture dealer born in Russia as was his wife,
whilst his daughter was born in Belfast City.

Sarah LEVITAS was listed as Jewish and born in Zagare, Lithuania. The entry
stated that she was married, but she was listed as head of household and
there is no mention of her husband. Her children, Rebecca and Benjamin,
were born in Bangor, Wales, and her boarder, Samuel Corb, was born in
Schudi, Lithuania.

Isaac LEVITAS and his wife were born in Russia. One of their children was
born in England and the other in Belfast.

Frank WINE, was a jeweler, born in Russia. His wife Julia Nathan Wine, was
born in Manchester, and their two children, were born in Belfast. They
even had a visitor, a Mark SUGDEN, a wallpaper merchant, who was >from
Manchester.

Samuel Samuels, was formerly Dmitrovski and born in Kamentetz Litovsk,
Poland. He arrived in Belfast on August 15, 1910, and was just beginning
his stay there when he was captured on the 1911 Census. He later became a
wealthy draper.

One of the most notable of Belfast Jews, Sir Otto JAFFE, was not listed in
the Census. His family originally came >from Schwerin, Germany, and he
served as Mayor of Belfast and was the largest exporter of Irish linen in
the world. It was known that he left Belfast in 1916 for London, but he
should have been in Belfast in 1911. Of further interest in regard to the
Jaffe family is Arthur and Marie JAFFE. Arthur, a barrister, and his wife,
refused to state their religion. Arthur may have been the son of Sir Otto
Jaffe.

Another Belfast Jew who is missing >from the Census was Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi
Herzog, who only became Rabbi of Belfast in 1916 and therefore was not there
in 1911 to be counted. He was the father of the sixth President of Israel,
Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast in 1918.

So, as one can see, the Census is of great interest particularly as it lists
places of birth and can lead a researcher to locate pertinent birth records
whose location might not have readily been known. This also confirms the
movement of the members of the Jewish community in these counties.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Community in Ireland #general

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Hi Jewishgenners

In response to the article by Jan Meisels Allen, as follows

" While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States. Therefore it is worth checking the database"

I would like to say that I am Jewish and >from Ireland, although I have
lived in South Africa now for the past 48 years, and there was a thriving
community there, at its peak in the 1950's with approximately 5,000 Jews
living there. They lived in the main cities like Dublin, Cork, and Belfast
(Northern Ireland) but also in other smaller towns as well.

Our collective Grandparents came over >from Lithuania, and Latvia (as well as
a few families >from Mid Europe) and settled there.

There is still a Jewish community in Dublin, with Rabbi LENT (a Chabad
couple, Zalmond and Rifky LENT) as their Rabbi, and whilst it is not the
thriving community it once was, (in numbers), it is still a wonderful
community.

I would also like to mention, that my very good friend >from Dublin, Stuart
ROSENBLATT, has a database of every single solitary Jew who ever took a
breath on the shores of Ireland (aka "the oul sod") . This database has
over 45,000 names and I have Stuart's permission to give his email address
to anyone who would like to contact him [see note below -- Mod.]

Sincerly (and "Up the Irish"!!!!)

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa

Researching - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN, BENSON,
SEIDER (Krustpils, Latvia ], MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania) GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (near Chelm,
Poland) and NASATIR (Lithuania)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has a firm policy of never posting any third-party
personal contact information with or without permission (official contact
information may be posted). Stuart Rosenblatt's e-mail address can be found
in the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, which is linked >from the
JewishGen home page, www.jewishgen.org (login necessary).


Re: Jewish Community in Ireland #general

DIGITAL PIX (Anne BREST) <digitalphoto@...>
 

Hi Jewishgenners

In response to the article by Jan Meisels Allen, as follows

" While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States. Therefore it is worth checking the database"

I would like to say that I am Jewish and >from Ireland, although I have
lived in South Africa now for the past 48 years, and there was a thriving
community there, at its peak in the 1950's with approximately 5,000 Jews
living there. They lived in the main cities like Dublin, Cork, and Belfast
(Northern Ireland) but also in other smaller towns as well.

Our collective Grandparents came over >from Lithuania, and Latvia (as well as
a few families >from Mid Europe) and settled there.

There is still a Jewish community in Dublin, with Rabbi LENT (a Chabad
couple, Zalmond and Rifky LENT) as their Rabbi, and whilst it is not the
thriving community it once was, (in numbers), it is still a wonderful
community.

I would also like to mention, that my very good friend >from Dublin, Stuart
ROSENBLATT, has a database of every single solitary Jew who ever took a
breath on the shores of Ireland (aka "the oul sod") . This database has
over 45,000 names and I have Stuart's permission to give his email address
to anyone who would like to contact him [see note below -- Mod.]

Sincerly (and "Up the Irish"!!!!)

Anne Lapedus BREST (ex Dublin, Ireland) Sandton, South Africa

Researching - LAPEDUS and KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania). MARCUS and FELDMAN
(Ackmene, Lithuania), KLOPMAN/KLAPMAN,(Silmalas, Latvia). SHILLMAN, BENSON,
SEIDER (Krustpils, Latvia ], MIRRELSON (Kurshan, Courland, Latvia) , BREST
(Bauska, Latvia) , ORKIN (Zagere, Lithuania) CHAVIN and CHEIN (Zagare,
Lithuania) GILINSKY (Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia) and GAYER/GAER (near Chelm,
Poland) and NASATIR (Lithuania)

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen has a firm policy of never posting any third-party
personal contact information with or without permission (official contact
information may be posted). Stuart Rosenblatt's e-mail address can be found
in the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives, which is linked >from the
JewishGen home page, www.jewishgen.org (login necessary).


Call for Papers for IAJGS Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Dear All,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia have issued a
request for presentation proposals for the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Sheraton Center City
Hotel in Philadelphia >from Sunday, August 2 through Friday, August 7,
2009.

The organizers are looking for proposals for presentations on topics
of interest to genealogists and historical researchers. Proposals for
workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New presentations
(i.e., those that have not been offered at the last three IAJGS
Conferences) are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research.

JewishGen's Hungarian SIG has some funds available to assist
researchers >from abroad who can speak or participate in panel
discussions on topics of particular interest to those of us who are
researching families with roots in greater Hungary. Please contact me
directly if you are interested in H-SIG sponsorship.

We are also looking for ideas for the Hungarian SIG luncheon. If you
have any or are willing to coordinate this event, please let me know.

More information about submitting proposals is available at https://www.philly2009.org/call_for_papers.cfm

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Call for Papers for IAJGS Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

Dear All,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia have issued a
request for presentation proposals for the 29th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Sheraton Center City
Hotel in Philadelphia >from Sunday, August 2 through Friday, August 7,
2009.

The organizers are looking for proposals for presentations on topics
of interest to genealogists and historical researchers. Proposals for
workshops or panel discussions are also welcome. New presentations
(i.e., those that have not been offered at the last three IAJGS
Conferences) are encouraged, as are presentations and workshops that
provide practical research methodologies that will help conference
participants in their research.

JewishGen's Hungarian SIG has some funds available to assist
researchers >from abroad who can speak or participate in panel
discussions on topics of particular interest to those of us who are
researching families with roots in greater Hungary. Please contact me
directly if you are interested in H-SIG sponsorship.

We are also looking for ideas for the Hungarian SIG luncheon. If you
have any or are willing to coordinate this event, please let me know.

More information about submitting proposals is available at https://www.philly2009.org/call_for_papers.cfm

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: An update from the Telsiai District Research Group of LitvakSIG - Kalvarija #lithuania

Sandra <shula2933@...>
 

Hi

Just to keep the record straight the Kalvarija in your list is really
called Kalvarija Zhamot, which is not to be confused with Kalvarija of
Suwalki in southern Lithuania. Best to ad Zhamot to this Kalvarija name
on your list so that people will know exactly which Kalvarija this is.
People wouldn't want to contribute financially and then discover they
really need Kalvariya in southern Lithuania in the Suwalki area
instead of this one in N. Lithuania which is called Kalvarija Zhamut.

Shalom >from Jerusalem
Sandra Levy

Deena wrote:

The following is a list of shtetls in the Telsiai District:


Re: An update from the Telsiai District Research Group of LitvakSIG - Kalvarija #lithuania

Sandra <shula2933@...>
 

Hi

Just to keep the record straight the Kalvarija in your list is really
called Kalvarija Zhamot, which is not to be confused with Kalvarija of
Suwalki in southern Lithuania. Best to ad Zhamot to this Kalvarija name
on your list so that people will know exactly which Kalvarija this is.
People wouldn't want to contribute financially and then discover they
really need Kalvariya in southern Lithuania in the Suwalki area
instead of this one in N. Lithuania which is called Kalvarija Zhamut.

Shalom >from Jerusalem
Sandra Levy

Deena wrote:

The following is a list of shtetls in the Telsiai District:


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuania census after 1918 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Please see the reference to the 1923 census in Lithuania, in the
middle of the page
http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/pages/view/?id=1546

"1923 OVERALL POPULATION CENSUS

When the Independence of Lithuania was proclaimed in 1918, a sharp
need for holding an overall population census arose, however, it was
conducted only in 1923, when the state frontiers were established.

The census took place over 17-23 September 1923. Only currently
resident population was registered..."

Bibliographical citation at end of section.

Carol Hoffman, Tel Aviv
OVCHINSKAS, KOWALSKY


Lithuania census after 1918 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Please see the reference to the 1923 census in Lithuania, in the
middle of the page
http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/pages/view/?id=1546

"1923 OVERALL POPULATION CENSUS

When the Independence of Lithuania was proclaimed in 1918, a sharp
need for holding an overall population census arose, however, it was
conducted only in 1923, when the state frontiers were established.

The census took place over 17-23 September 1923. Only currently
resident population was registered..."

Bibliographical citation at end of section.

Carol Hoffman, Tel Aviv
OVCHINSKAS, KOWALSKY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Membership Renewals for 2009 #lithuania

 

Dear LitvakSIG Digest Subscribers:

I would like to remind anyone who seeks to join or renew their
membership in LitvakSIG for 2009 that you may do so at any time via our
website or by mail. Dues are paid on a calendar year basis and are
separate >from donations to specific projects.

Background

Specifically, the LitvakSIG dues are used to support the operating
expenses of the SIG (special interest group), including regular
international telephone conferences of board meetings, professional
fees, the annual donation to JewishGen for hosting the All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and for special activities, such as helping to sponsor
Lithuanian archivists or other special speakers at annual IAJGS
conferences. Dues may also be used to further the general goals of the
organization, which are described on our webpage at
www.litvaksig.org/goals.htm

This past year we have been very pleased with the response to the call
for new members and for renewals. We increased our membership in 2008
by close to one hundred. We are now at about 485 members! New by-laws
were adopted and another strong board was elected at the annual meeting
in Chicago. A members-only website was launched and more changes are
on the way. Dues will remain the same at $36 for the year 2009.

Payment

To join or renew your membership, we have made it very easy and
convenient for you to do so by using our online secure website with a
credit card. Just go to www.litvaksig.org and click on "Become a
Contributor." Check the box for 2009 dues and click "Checkout." The
site will direct you to a page where you can fill out your credit card
information. The amount of the annual dues is $36. (Please do not add
the $ to the amount. Just the number 36.00, please.)

Donations can also be made for Vital Record Translations, a Research
Group or other records organized by district, but these projects are
separate >from membership dues.

While we prefer you use the on-line credit card form, if you would
rather mail in your credit card information or your check (drawn on
U.S. banks only to avoid bank charges), that is easy to do also. Please
go to the LitvakSIG site (www.litvaksig.org ) and click on the word,
"mail" and you will be directed to the page with mailing instructions.
If you have any trouble with this, please read the email >from our
treasurer at the end of this message. Eden gives you some tips and
advice, especially if you are having trouble entering your credit card
information or are >from outside the U.S.

Checks should be payable to LitvakSIG, Inc. If you are paying by mail,
please include your home and email addresses with your correspondence.


Here is the treasurer's address:

LitvakSIG, Inc.
c/o Eden Joachim (new address!)
41 Country Club Lane
Pomona, NY. 10970

LitvakSIG, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions to
LitvakSIG, Inc. are tax-deductible according to law.

Thank you for your interest and support of LitvakSIG.

Sincerely,

Gene Alpert
Gene1@...
Arlington, VA
Membership Chair, LitvakSIG

==========================================================
Subject: Making Online Contributions - Possible Problems and Correcting
Them
From: Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>

It's possible that many of you are having problems when entering your
information on our Secure Online Donations page because of the way in
which your information is being entered.

IMPORTANT: Please do not enter a $ when entering the total amount of
your donation. Only enter the numbers with the decimal point properly
placed. Example: a donation of $36 should be entered as 36.00

For those of you residing outside of the United States, the greatest
number of problems may be encountered because of the format of street
addresses, Postal Codes, Cities, Provinces and your Country. If you
have a postal code, please take care not to enter it in the box for
State or Province but only in the box for Postal Code. If you live in
Canada, especially, your two letter Province Code has to be entered in
the appropriate box. In many cases, there is not a place to enter your
Country of residence. I'm used to dealing with many foreign locations,
so I know when you are in Israel, Canada, Australia. If you are in
England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, your address will be coded as UK.

If you want to contribute to a District (Uyezd) Research Group, enter
your contribution in the first box on the page and use the drop down
menu to choose the correct District group. Also, provide the specific
town of interest within the district if you know it.

If you want to contribute to the Vital Records Translation Project,
enter your contribution in the second box on the page and type in the
name of the town.

If you want to contribute to the Internal Passports Project (on ongoing
translation project) or the Kaunas Family List Project, enter your
contribution in the third box on the page. If you have an interest in
a specific town for the Internal Passport Project, please enter it.

If you are paying your 2009 dues, enter your contribution amount in the
fourth box on the page. Type in Dues 2009.

Remember: A contribution of $200 is the amount to make you a
qualifying contributor to the Telsiai and Vilnius District Groups. All
other District Groups require a contribution of $100 to make you a
qualifying contributor.

A contribution of $100 to the Vital Records Project for one specific
town makes you a qualifying contributor for that town only. $100 makes
you a qualifying contributor for one specific town in the Internal
Passports Project.

If you are unable to make your donation online, kindly mail your check
to my attention and include your correct mailing address, email address
(extremely important), telephone number, reason for your contribution
(what District Group, what town if for Vital Records, what town if for
Internal Passports, dues and year, etc). It is best to include the
form that can be printed >from the website.

Eden Joachim (new address!)
Treasurer
41 Country Club Lane
Pomona, NY 10970
esjoachim@...


LitvakSIG Membership Renewals for 2009 #lithuania

 

Dear LitvakSIG Digest Subscribers:

I would like to remind anyone who seeks to join or renew their
membership in LitvakSIG for 2009 that you may do so at any time via our
website or by mail. Dues are paid on a calendar year basis and are
separate >from donations to specific projects.

Background

Specifically, the LitvakSIG dues are used to support the operating
expenses of the SIG (special interest group), including regular
international telephone conferences of board meetings, professional
fees, the annual donation to JewishGen for hosting the All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and for special activities, such as helping to sponsor
Lithuanian archivists or other special speakers at annual IAJGS
conferences. Dues may also be used to further the general goals of the
organization, which are described on our webpage at
www.litvaksig.org/goals.htm

This past year we have been very pleased with the response to the call
for new members and for renewals. We increased our membership in 2008
by close to one hundred. We are now at about 485 members! New by-laws
were adopted and another strong board was elected at the annual meeting
in Chicago. A members-only website was launched and more changes are
on the way. Dues will remain the same at $36 for the year 2009.

Payment

To join or renew your membership, we have made it very easy and
convenient for you to do so by using our online secure website with a
credit card. Just go to www.litvaksig.org and click on "Become a
Contributor." Check the box for 2009 dues and click "Checkout." The
site will direct you to a page where you can fill out your credit card
information. The amount of the annual dues is $36. (Please do not add
the $ to the amount. Just the number 36.00, please.)

Donations can also be made for Vital Record Translations, a Research
Group or other records organized by district, but these projects are
separate >from membership dues.

While we prefer you use the on-line credit card form, if you would
rather mail in your credit card information or your check (drawn on
U.S. banks only to avoid bank charges), that is easy to do also. Please
go to the LitvakSIG site (www.litvaksig.org ) and click on the word,
"mail" and you will be directed to the page with mailing instructions.
If you have any trouble with this, please read the email >from our
treasurer at the end of this message. Eden gives you some tips and
advice, especially if you are having trouble entering your credit card
information or are >from outside the U.S.

Checks should be payable to LitvakSIG, Inc. If you are paying by mail,
please include your home and email addresses with your correspondence.


Here is the treasurer's address:

LitvakSIG, Inc.
c/o Eden Joachim (new address!)
41 Country Club Lane
Pomona, NY. 10970

LitvakSIG, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions to
LitvakSIG, Inc. are tax-deductible according to law.

Thank you for your interest and support of LitvakSIG.

Sincerely,

Gene Alpert
Gene1@...
Arlington, VA
Membership Chair, LitvakSIG

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Subject: Making Online Contributions - Possible Problems and Correcting
Them
From: Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>

It's possible that many of you are having problems when entering your
information on our Secure Online Donations page because of the way in
which your information is being entered.

IMPORTANT: Please do not enter a $ when entering the total amount of
your donation. Only enter the numbers with the decimal point properly
placed. Example: a donation of $36 should be entered as 36.00

For those of you residing outside of the United States, the greatest
number of problems may be encountered because of the format of street
addresses, Postal Codes, Cities, Provinces and your Country. If you
have a postal code, please take care not to enter it in the box for
State or Province but only in the box for Postal Code. If you live in
Canada, especially, your two letter Province Code has to be entered in
the appropriate box. In many cases, there is not a place to enter your
Country of residence. I'm used to dealing with many foreign locations,
so I know when you are in Israel, Canada, Australia. If you are in
England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, your address will be coded as UK.

If you want to contribute to a District (Uyezd) Research Group, enter
your contribution in the first box on the page and use the drop down
menu to choose the correct District group. Also, provide the specific
town of interest within the district if you know it.

If you want to contribute to the Vital Records Translation Project,
enter your contribution in the second box on the page and type in the
name of the town.

If you want to contribute to the Internal Passports Project (on ongoing
translation project) or the Kaunas Family List Project, enter your
contribution in the third box on the page. If you have an interest in
a specific town for the Internal Passport Project, please enter it.

If you are paying your 2009 dues, enter your contribution amount in the
fourth box on the page. Type in Dues 2009.

Remember: A contribution of $200 is the amount to make you a
qualifying contributor to the Telsiai and Vilnius District Groups. All
other District Groups require a contribution of $100 to make you a
qualifying contributor.

A contribution of $100 to the Vital Records Project for one specific
town makes you a qualifying contributor for that town only. $100 makes
you a qualifying contributor for one specific town in the Internal
Passports Project.

If you are unable to make your donation online, kindly mail your check
to my attention and include your correct mailing address, email address
(extremely important), telephone number, reason for your contribution
(what District Group, what town if for Vital Records, what town if for
Internal Passports, dues and year, etc). It is best to include the
form that can be printed >from the website.

Eden Joachim (new address!)
Treasurer
41 Country Club Lane
Pomona, NY 10970
esjoachim@...


Jewish Community of Budapest #hungary

Irving Schlinger <sch9sur@...>
 

Dear H-Sig members:

I have recently searched Budapest Cemeteries for relatives named
Schlinger and found several buried in Kozma utca cemetery, most recently
Shandor Schlinger who died in 1986. I have several questions concerning
them and any remaining family on this branch of the Schlinger family.
Could someone on this panel help me by providing a contact with the
Jewish Community in Budapest who may then be able to help me locate any
living relatives I have in Budapest? I do not read or speak Hungarian,
so please reply to this post in English.

Irving Schlinger
Chester New York

Seeking information on Schlinger (Marghita, Rom, Budapest and Vesprem,
Hun), Rottman (Marghita, Dijzer, and Luki, Rom.) Sternberg (Oradea &
Marghita, Rom).


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jewish Community of Budapest #hungary

Irving Schlinger <sch9sur@...>
 

Dear H-Sig members:

I have recently searched Budapest Cemeteries for relatives named
Schlinger and found several buried in Kozma utca cemetery, most recently
Shandor Schlinger who died in 1986. I have several questions concerning
them and any remaining family on this branch of the Schlinger family.
Could someone on this panel help me by providing a contact with the
Jewish Community in Budapest who may then be able to help me locate any
living relatives I have in Budapest? I do not read or speak Hungarian,
so please reply to this post in English.

Irving Schlinger
Chester New York

Seeking information on Schlinger (Marghita, Rom, Budapest and Vesprem,
Hun), Rottman (Marghita, Dijzer, and Luki, Rom.) Sternberg (Oradea &
Marghita, Rom).