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Philly2009 conference news #romania

bounce-1840131-772976@...
 

The Philly2009 conference team is pleased to share the following
updates and reminders with you:

You can now download a PDF file (in grid format) showing the schedule
of the conference program. Please note that the schedule is subject to
change. However, this file will help you start planning which of the
many wonderful presentations you will want to attend. To find, and
print-out, this schedule, go to the conference web-site
www.Philly2009.org Click on the Program button on the left. At the
top of the first Program page you will see the sentence: "To download
and print a matrix version of this program in PDF format, please click
HERE." Click and it will be available for you.

We have added a new section to the website called Where to Eat. You
will find that button down at the very bottom of the left hand side of
the conference home page. Click on that button to find a list
Restaurants that are quick and close to the conference hotel, 1-2
blocks away, 3-5 blocks distance, highly recommended and kosher. There
is also a category of markets, prepared food and takeout.

Registration desk hours at the conference are now set: Saturday,
August 1, (9:01 PM - 11:00 PM) at the Conference Registration Desk at
the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. On-site registration will
resume at 7:00 am on Sunday, August 2. Registration will be open from
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily except on Friday, August 7, when it will be
open >from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. If you have already registered on-line,
you can pick up your registration materials during those hours.
On-site registration will take place during those
same hours.

Please remember that computer workshops during the week, and the two
special workshops on Friday morning, require a fee and are limited in
attendance. To make sure that you can participate in them, you are
advised to sign up as soon as possible. If you have already
registered, go to Registration Update and log-in using your log-in and
password information received in your registration confirmation
e-mail. If you have not yet registered, please go through the
registration process and add those optional fee based items that you
want to attend.

Also, don't forget to check out the SIG luncheons. And, we encourage
everyone to attend the Welcome dinner on Saturday evening and the
Banquet on Thursday. The Welcome dinner is a perfect place to begin
the week - meet new people and start networking. The Banquet is a
great way to spend the last evening of the conference - celebrate the
IAJGS Achievement Award winners and enjoy a great entertainer (to be
announced shortly).

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly!
Co-Chairs:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
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Romania SIG #Romania Philly2009 conference news #romania

bounce-1840131-772976@...
 

The Philly2009 conference team is pleased to share the following
updates and reminders with you:

You can now download a PDF file (in grid format) showing the schedule
of the conference program. Please note that the schedule is subject to
change. However, this file will help you start planning which of the
many wonderful presentations you will want to attend. To find, and
print-out, this schedule, go to the conference web-site
www.Philly2009.org Click on the Program button on the left. At the
top of the first Program page you will see the sentence: "To download
and print a matrix version of this program in PDF format, please click
HERE." Click and it will be available for you.

We have added a new section to the website called Where to Eat. You
will find that button down at the very bottom of the left hand side of
the conference home page. Click on that button to find a list
Restaurants that are quick and close to the conference hotel, 1-2
blocks away, 3-5 blocks distance, highly recommended and kosher. There
is also a category of markets, prepared food and takeout.

Registration desk hours at the conference are now set: Saturday,
August 1, (9:01 PM - 11:00 PM) at the Conference Registration Desk at
the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. On-site registration will
resume at 7:00 am on Sunday, August 2. Registration will be open from
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily except on Friday, August 7, when it will be
open >from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. If you have already registered on-line,
you can pick up your registration materials during those hours.
On-site registration will take place during those
same hours.

Please remember that computer workshops during the week, and the two
special workshops on Friday morning, require a fee and are limited in
attendance. To make sure that you can participate in them, you are
advised to sign up as soon as possible. If you have already
registered, go to Registration Update and log-in using your log-in and
password information received in your registration confirmation
e-mail. If you have not yet registered, please go through the
registration process and add those optional fee based items that you
want to attend.

Also, don't forget to check out the SIG luncheons. And, we encourage
everyone to attend the Welcome dinner on Saturday evening and the
Banquet on Thursday. The Welcome dinner is a perfect place to begin
the week - meet new people and start networking. The Banquet is a
great way to spend the last evening of the conference - celebrate the
IAJGS Achievement Award winners and enjoy a great entertainer (to be
announced shortly).

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly!
Co-Chairs:
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
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DWORKIN/PORTNOY from Kiev area #general

Meryl Goldberg
 

Dear Genners,

I just saw a copy of my grandmother, Sarah DWORKIN HARRIS's, death certificate
listing her parent's names. They are Siman DWORKIN and Faye PORTNOY. I know my
grandmother had a cousin by the name of Louis Dworkin, he was a witness to my
grandfather Abraham Harris's naturalization in Chicago, IL. My grandmother was
born in Russia around 1884 and came to the United States as a bride in 1905. The
naturalization papers list her birthplace as Babie but I can find nothing by that
name. My grandfather, her husband, was >from Kiev. His given name was Abraham
Abramowitz, but changed it to Harris when he became a citizen. If any of this is
familiar to you, please contact me.

Meryl Harris Goldberg
meryl@q.com

Researching: ABRAMAWITZ/DWORKIN/PORTNOY Kiev, Ukraine HARRIS Merrill,
WI ERLICHMAN/WEISMAN Zinkov, Proskurov GERKOWICZ/GERRICK Warsaw, Chicago, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen DWORKIN/PORTNOY from Kiev area #general

Meryl Goldberg
 

Dear Genners,

I just saw a copy of my grandmother, Sarah DWORKIN HARRIS's, death certificate
listing her parent's names. They are Siman DWORKIN and Faye PORTNOY. I know my
grandmother had a cousin by the name of Louis Dworkin, he was a witness to my
grandfather Abraham Harris's naturalization in Chicago, IL. My grandmother was
born in Russia around 1884 and came to the United States as a bride in 1905. The
naturalization papers list her birthplace as Babie but I can find nothing by that
name. My grandfather, her husband, was >from Kiev. His given name was Abraham
Abramowitz, but changed it to Harris when he became a citizen. If any of this is
familiar to you, please contact me.

Meryl Harris Goldberg
meryl@q.com

Researching: ABRAMAWITZ/DWORKIN/PORTNOY Kiev, Ukraine HARRIS Merrill,
WI ERLICHMAN/WEISMAN Zinkov, Proskurov GERKOWICZ/GERRICK Warsaw, Chicago, IL


Quarantine in Hamburg? #general

Barbara Siegel
 

Dear Genners,
Family lore has it that my pggm, Fredricka/Feige HERTZBERG, travelled with
several of her children >from Tukums, Latvia to the U.S. via Hamberg. The
time frame was somewhere around 1885. In Hamburg several of the children
were ill and all were quarantined for a time in Hamburg. If true, this
could be a very helpful bit of information as I have not been able to find
them on any passenger lists,or have any dates of departure or arrival in the
U.S.

Thus, I have three questions:
1. Is it true that there was a policy of possible quarantine in Hamburg
around the time of this voyage?
2. And if so would records have been kept of those transit passengers who
indeed were quarantined?
3. If there are/were such records is it possible to access them-how and
where?

Any facts or suggestions would be most welcome.
Barbara Siegel bsiegel@...
Jerusalem
Researching: HERTZBERG. Posen,Prussia; Latvia; Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Quarantine in Hamburg? #general

Barbara Siegel
 

Dear Genners,
Family lore has it that my pggm, Fredricka/Feige HERTZBERG, travelled with
several of her children >from Tukums, Latvia to the U.S. via Hamberg. The
time frame was somewhere around 1885. In Hamburg several of the children
were ill and all were quarantined for a time in Hamburg. If true, this
could be a very helpful bit of information as I have not been able to find
them on any passenger lists,or have any dates of departure or arrival in the
U.S.

Thus, I have three questions:
1. Is it true that there was a policy of possible quarantine in Hamburg
around the time of this voyage?
2. And if so would records have been kept of those transit passengers who
indeed were quarantined?
3. If there are/were such records is it possible to access them-how and
where?

Any facts or suggestions would be most welcome.
Barbara Siegel bsiegel@...
Jerusalem
Researching: HERTZBERG. Posen,Prussia; Latvia; Chicago


Auschwitz list #general

Susan
 

I mistakenly deleted the message with the link to the Auschwitz list
posted a couple of days ago. Would the OP please repost. Thank you.

Susan Silberstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Auschwitz list #general

Susan
 

I mistakenly deleted the message with the link to the Auschwitz list
posted a couple of days ago. Would the OP please repost. Thank you.

Susan Silberstein


Searching: BERKOWITZ, Hungary (Slovakia) -> Wilkes Barre, PA #general

Mark Strauss
 

My great-grandfather Moritz BERKOWITZ emigrated >from Zemplen County in
Hungary (now Slovakia) in 1882 amd settled in Wilkes-Barre, PA. His
parents were Samuel (Shmeul) and Rose Berkowitz, and they also
immigrated to Wilkes-Barre and were buried in the old Jewish cemetery
in nearby Scranton. After doing a census search in Zemplen County, I
discovered a Moricz Berkovics who was born in 1852 in the town of
Mag-Krucso, Varanno, Zemplen in the 1869 Census. This Moricz's parents
were Mano Berkovicx and Roza Berkovics. I suspect that Moricz is my
great-grandfather. My question is could Mano be a nickname for Samuel
(Schmeul)? Also, does anyone know anything about the town of
Mag-Krucso? How can I find more information, and I am also seeking
other Berkowitz's who may have connections to Wilkes-Barre and Zempein
County in Hungary.
Thank you.
Mark Strauss (New York City)

Also seeking information on STRAUSS family >from Zeteny, Slovakia; and
settling in Scranton, PA.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: BERKOWITZ, Hungary (Slovakia) -> Wilkes Barre, PA #general

Mark Strauss
 

My great-grandfather Moritz BERKOWITZ emigrated >from Zemplen County in
Hungary (now Slovakia) in 1882 amd settled in Wilkes-Barre, PA. His
parents were Samuel (Shmeul) and Rose Berkowitz, and they also
immigrated to Wilkes-Barre and were buried in the old Jewish cemetery
in nearby Scranton. After doing a census search in Zemplen County, I
discovered a Moricz Berkovics who was born in 1852 in the town of
Mag-Krucso, Varanno, Zemplen in the 1869 Census. This Moricz's parents
were Mano Berkovicx and Roza Berkovics. I suspect that Moricz is my
great-grandfather. My question is could Mano be a nickname for Samuel
(Schmeul)? Also, does anyone know anything about the town of
Mag-Krucso? How can I find more information, and I am also seeking
other Berkowitz's who may have connections to Wilkes-Barre and Zempein
County in Hungary.
Thank you.
Mark Strauss (New York City)

Also seeking information on STRAUSS family >from Zeteny, Slovakia; and
settling in Scranton, PA.


FEELITZ/PILETZ #general

Amy Samin <amy_in_israel@...>
 

Hello all,

I am looking for information about my gg grandmother, Aidy (Ida) FEELITZ (PILETZ),
who was born about 1850 in Kovno (now Kaunas), married Aaron (later Joseph)
JOSEPH in about 1870 and came to the U.S. in the mid to late 1880s with their
first six children. She and her husband had 2 more children once in the U.S.,
and settled in Passaic, N.J. Date of death unknown.

If anyone has any FEELITZ or PILETZ (or similar) connections, please contact me
privately.

Thank you very much.

Amy Samin
Netanya, Israel

Searching: BLAU, BRINES (or other spellings), COLVIN, FEELITZ (PILETZ), JOSEPH,
KALNITZKY, KRAMER, RINZLER, STEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FEELITZ/PILETZ #general

Amy Samin <amy_in_israel@...>
 

Hello all,

I am looking for information about my gg grandmother, Aidy (Ida) FEELITZ (PILETZ),
who was born about 1850 in Kovno (now Kaunas), married Aaron (later Joseph)
JOSEPH in about 1870 and came to the U.S. in the mid to late 1880s with their
first six children. She and her husband had 2 more children once in the U.S.,
and settled in Passaic, N.J. Date of death unknown.

If anyone has any FEELITZ or PILETZ (or similar) connections, please contact me
privately.

Thank you very much.

Amy Samin
Netanya, Israel

Searching: BLAU, BRINES (or other spellings), COLVIN, FEELITZ (PILETZ), JOSEPH,
KALNITZKY, KRAMER, RINZLER, STEIN


Sered Camp List Discovered #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

Jan Hlavinka, whose participation in the IAJGS conference is being
sponsored by H-SIG, recently appeared on Czech and Slovak television
announcing the discovery of registration "diaries" >from the Sered
concentration camp in Slovakia. The lists include more than 2700 names and
other important data about prisoners arriving >from November 19, 1944
to March 30, 1945.

In 1944, after Germans seized control of western Slovakia, the camp,
which is near Trnava, was enlarged under the command of SS-
Hauptsturmfuhre Alois Brunner, the right hand of Adolf Eichmann.
During the winter of 1944 and spring of 1945, 13,500 Jews were
deported >from Sered to Auschwitz and Theresienstadt.

Jan's presentation on the Holocaust in Slovakia will include
information about these documents, which were discovered by his
colleague Dr. Ragac, the director of Slovak National Archives. Jan,
who created the database of liquidated Jewish-owned businesses http://www.upn.gov.sk/likvidacie/english/glossary.php
will be creating a new database >from the Sered records.

You can view TV coverage of the May 5 press conference held in
Bratislava to announce this new record source. Although the TV
reports are in Czech and Slovak, they also include film footage.

Czech TV mainstream time News /UDALOSTI:
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/209411000100508-udalosti/obsah/77846-dokumenty-k-obetem-holocaustu/

Slovak TV :
http://www.stv.sk/videoarchiv/

from the list on the left side of the screen go to 05.05. 2009 and
click on: "Zoznam vaznov objasni minulost".

In order to ensure Jan's participation in the H-SIG program at the
conference, we have made a commitment to cover the substantial expense
of his trip to Philadelphia. Although IAJGS will cover his hotel stay
and part of the airfare, we need to raise funds to augment this
subsidy. Jan has offered to help with Slovak translation and provide
one-on-one advice about research in Slovakia. Even if you are not
able to join us in Philadelphia to take advantage of this opportunity,
we are looking forward to establishing a working relationship with
Jan that will ultimately benefit all who are researching families >from
the formerly Hungarian counties that are now part of Slovakia.

To make your donations please go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and scroll down to the Hungarian SIG. Enter the amount of your tax-
deductible donation by the listing for the *Speakers' Fund*, click
on: Donate, and follow the instructions.

And, if you haven't yet registered for the Conference, there's still
time. Go to http://www.philly2009.org/ to register and to check out
the program. Wednesday, Aug. 5, will be Magyar day with events
including the annual H-SIG business meeting, speakers, and the H-SIG
luncheon featuring filmmaker Gabriela Bohm speaking on the search for
Hungarian Jewish identity.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator


Hungary SIG #Hungary Sered Camp List Discovered #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

Jan Hlavinka, whose participation in the IAJGS conference is being
sponsored by H-SIG, recently appeared on Czech and Slovak television
announcing the discovery of registration "diaries" >from the Sered
concentration camp in Slovakia. The lists include more than 2700 names and
other important data about prisoners arriving >from November 19, 1944
to March 30, 1945.

In 1944, after Germans seized control of western Slovakia, the camp,
which is near Trnava, was enlarged under the command of SS-
Hauptsturmfuhre Alois Brunner, the right hand of Adolf Eichmann.
During the winter of 1944 and spring of 1945, 13,500 Jews were
deported >from Sered to Auschwitz and Theresienstadt.

Jan's presentation on the Holocaust in Slovakia will include
information about these documents, which were discovered by his
colleague Dr. Ragac, the director of Slovak National Archives. Jan,
who created the database of liquidated Jewish-owned businesses http://www.upn.gov.sk/likvidacie/english/glossary.php
will be creating a new database >from the Sered records.

You can view TV coverage of the May 5 press conference held in
Bratislava to announce this new record source. Although the TV
reports are in Czech and Slovak, they also include film footage.

Czech TV mainstream time News /UDALOSTI:
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/209411000100508-udalosti/obsah/77846-dokumenty-k-obetem-holocaustu/

Slovak TV :
http://www.stv.sk/videoarchiv/

from the list on the left side of the screen go to 05.05. 2009 and
click on: "Zoznam vaznov objasni minulost".

In order to ensure Jan's participation in the H-SIG program at the
conference, we have made a commitment to cover the substantial expense
of his trip to Philadelphia. Although IAJGS will cover his hotel stay
and part of the airfare, we need to raise funds to augment this
subsidy. Jan has offered to help with Slovak translation and provide
one-on-one advice about research in Slovakia. Even if you are not
able to join us in Philadelphia to take advantage of this opportunity,
we are looking forward to establishing a working relationship with
Jan that will ultimately benefit all who are researching families >from
the formerly Hungarian counties that are now part of Slovakia.

To make your donations please go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and scroll down to the Hungarian SIG. Enter the amount of your tax-
deductible donation by the listing for the *Speakers' Fund*, click
on: Donate, and follow the instructions.

And, if you haven't yet registered for the Conference, there's still
time. Go to http://www.philly2009.org/ to register and to check out
the program. Wednesday, Aug. 5, will be Magyar day with events
including the annual H-SIG business meeting, speakers, and the H-SIG
luncheon featuring filmmaker Gabriela Bohm speaking on the search for
Hungarian Jewish identity.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator


Re: NYC Death Certificate #general

poster@...
 

Try the Italian Genealogy website. They list death records for NYC.
http://www.italiangen.org/NYCDEATH.STM Good luck in your research.
Fraida Cohen
New York

To reply privately, please remove all numbers >from my email address.

<rrover27@...> wrote:

Im looking to find the name of an ancestor listed on a Death Certificate.
It is housed in NYC at the Office of Vital Records.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Death Certificate #general

poster@...
 

Try the Italian Genealogy website. They list death records for NYC.
http://www.italiangen.org/NYCDEATH.STM Good luck in your research.
Fraida Cohen
New York

To reply privately, please remove all numbers >from my email address.

<rrover27@...> wrote:

Im looking to find the name of an ancestor listed on a Death Certificate.
It is housed in NYC at the Office of Vital Records.


JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2009 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2009 Meeting
Date: Monday, June 8, 2009 Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8339 Old York Road intersection of Old
York Road (Route 611) at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027
Topic: 2009 IAJGS Conference "Stuff"
Participants: Members interested in volunteering for the Conference
For further information on this and the meetings of our South Jersey and Delaware
County affiliates please visit: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp/

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhila.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2009 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia -June 2009 Meeting
Date: Monday, June 8, 2009 Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8339 Old York Road intersection of Old
York Road (Route 611) at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027
Topic: 2009 IAJGS Conference "Stuff"
Participants: Members interested in volunteering for the Conference
For further information on this and the meetings of our South Jersey and Delaware
County affiliates please visit: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsp/

Lois Sernoff [JGSGPhila.]


Bardejov-Kolel Galicia -Names- Nowy Sacz #hungary

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
This week I visited "Kolel Galicia" in Jerusalem which was established
in 1830(1830) by most of the Chasidic communities in Galicia.Members of each community donated money on a quarterly basis and the money + the donors' names were sent to the Kolel.The quarterly records for the years 1924-1939 survived(!!!and are kept in binders according to the Yiddish names of the cities and shtetlach. All are hand written and are very clear. The spelling is in Yiddish(Hebrew characters).
from my experience those lists do reflect the composition of families who lived in Galicia on the eve of the Holocaust since almost each family had a donor. I discovered the names of both my grandfathers on 3 successive lists >from Krakow.
I just mentioned to the kind people at the Kolel that my late father in law was born in Bardejov,Slovakia and much to my surprise was shown the Bardejov donors file.Bardejov had a very strong Chasidic congregation led by the HALBERSTAM Rabbi and had very strong connections(including marriages) with Nowy Sacz on the other side of the Carpathian Ridge and is the only out of Galicia shtetl in the Kolel files.
Though I did not see the family of my father in law(APOTHEKER),I did see the name FEUERLICHT with whom his sister married.
Yet another source for names.
Jacob Rosen
Amman,Jordan


Tiszalok, Hungary - New Shtetlink #hungary

teamungar@...
 

I am proud to announce I have completed my second Shtetlink for JewishGen.org. Please take a look. The Internet address is:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/tiszalok/Welcome.html

It has been a pleasure working with the very dedicated JewishGen staff and volunteers.

Please let me know what you think.

Stuart Ungar
www.ungarfamilytree.com