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HTML volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #unitedkingdom

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait for months to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in
this way honour and memorialize the Jewish community that once lived
there and also provide a valuable resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom HTML volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #unitedkingdom

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait for months to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in
this way honour and memorialize the Jewish community that once lived
there and also provide a valuable resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Short videos about Genealogy & JewishGen #unitedkingdom

Phyllis Kramer
 

Just a reminder that we have created a series of 5 minute videos which
might interest some readers.

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
Communicate with Other Researchers:
JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder -- for Surnames/Towns
FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People -- for over 5 million people
JewishGen Discussion Groups
Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS) and Part II

You can find them on the first timers page
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html) and at the bottom
of the education page (www.jewishgen.org/education)
--
Isn't JewishGen wonderful!
Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: www.KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Short videos about Genealogy & JewishGen #unitedkingdom

Phyllis Kramer
 

Just a reminder that we have created a series of 5 minute videos which
might interest some readers.

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
Communicate with Other Researchers:
JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder -- for Surnames/Towns
FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People -- for over 5 million people
JewishGen Discussion Groups
Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS) and Part II

You can find them on the first timers page
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html) and at the bottom
of the education page (www.jewishgen.org/education)
--
Isn't JewishGen wonderful!
Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: www.KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Re: Weissensee Cemetery film #germany

Peter Strauss <pfs126@...>
 

Olaf Ruhl wrote:
...the film "Im Himmel, unter der Erde" will be shown on Arte
Wednesday, 12.12.12 at 22.40h CET; after this, the film can be
watched for a week on www.arte.tv/de or recorded on www.save.tv.

Alas, when I tried to get the film at the www.arte.tv/de site, I was
told, "Unfortunately we do not own the rights to stream this video in
your country."

Peter Strauss, Oakland CA pfs126@...


German SIG #Germany Re:Weissensee Cemetery film #germany

Peter Strauss <pfs126@...>
 

Olaf Ruhl wrote:
...the film "Im Himmel, unter der Erde" will be shown on Arte
Wednesday, 12.12.12 at 22.40h CET; after this, the film can be
watched for a week on www.arte.tv/de or recorded on www.save.tv.

Alas, when I tried to get the film at the www.arte.tv/de site, I was
told, "Unfortunately we do not own the rights to stream this video in
your country."

Peter Strauss, Oakland CA pfs126@...


FELDSER - more research aids #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Ann Rabinowitz had done a fabulous job of using the information in one
record to work up a family tree. But she has stopped too quickly!

The Southern Israelite was a newspaper featuring the lives of the Jews
in the South >from 1925 to 1986 (when its name was changed). The Digital
Library of Georgia has digitized issues of the Southern Israelite for
the years 1929 to 1986. You can search it at:
http://israelite.galileo.usg.edu/israelite/search

When I searched for FELDSER, I found several pages of references,
including Max's obituary, several daughter's wedding announcements (a
great source of married names for women!), and various vacations of
Jewish organization chairmanships for family members.

The Southern Israelite covered social news >from across the South, if you
are looking for family south of the Mason Dixon line, you should give it
a try.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FELDSER - more research aids #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Ann Rabinowitz had done a fabulous job of using the information in one
record to work up a family tree. But she has stopped too quickly!

The Southern Israelite was a newspaper featuring the lives of the Jews
in the South >from 1925 to 1986 (when its name was changed). The Digital
Library of Georgia has digitized issues of the Southern Israelite for
the years 1929 to 1986. You can search it at:
http://israelite.galileo.usg.edu/israelite/search

When I searched for FELDSER, I found several pages of references,
including Max's obituary, several daughter's wedding announcements (a
great source of married names for women!), and various vacations of
Jewish organization chairmanships for family members.

The Southern Israelite covered social news >from across the South, if you
are looking for family south of the Mason Dixon line, you should give it
a try.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Atlanta, Georgia


Jadow, Poland Yizkor Book Translation Project #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

In March I announced the new project to translate Sefer Jadow, the yizkor
book of Jadow, Poland. That message appears at the end of this message for
informational purposes.

Unfortunately, no contributions to the established JewishGenerosity fund
have been made since then. Jadow was not a large town and there are only 20
people listed in the JGFF.

Thanks to Lance Ackerfeld and his team, the English article >from Sefer Jadow
is being typed and the first part is now available for reading at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/jadow/jade007.html

If you have an interest in Jadow or any of the shtetlach in that area (see
below), please consider a contribution to help us translate the book. The
Yizkor Book project can only be successful with your interest and support.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Coordinator, Sefer Jadow

Those of you listed in the JGFF for Jadow have already been notified of the
project to translate Sefer Jadow, the Yizkor book of Jadow, Poland.
I wanted to let you know that the Necrology >from the book has been posted to
the website. Thanks go to Lance Ackerfeld for his assistance and general
leadership as Coordinator of the Yizkor Book project.
You may view the Necrology at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html.

In addition to the list of martyrs >from Jadow, the lists for nearby
shtetlach are also included for Ostrowek, Baczki, Jasiorowka and Lopianka.
Contributions toward the translation of the book may be made by going to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
.

Jadow is 31 miles ENE of Warsaw, 12 miles SE of Wyszkow, 17 miles WNW of
Wegrow and 20 miles N of Minsk Mazowiecki. Jadow was not a large town in
general, but the1500 Jews living there in 1921 were 75% of the town's
population.

Thanks for your support and interest in this worthy project.

Eden Joachim
Coordinator
esjoachim@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jadow, Poland Yizkor Book Translation Project #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

In March I announced the new project to translate Sefer Jadow, the yizkor
book of Jadow, Poland. That message appears at the end of this message for
informational purposes.

Unfortunately, no contributions to the established JewishGenerosity fund
have been made since then. Jadow was not a large town and there are only 20
people listed in the JGFF.

Thanks to Lance Ackerfeld and his team, the English article >from Sefer Jadow
is being typed and the first part is now available for reading at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/jadow/jade007.html

If you have an interest in Jadow or any of the shtetlach in that area (see
below), please consider a contribution to help us translate the book. The
Yizkor Book project can only be successful with your interest and support.

Thank you,
Eden Joachim
Coordinator, Sefer Jadow

Those of you listed in the JGFF for Jadow have already been notified of the
project to translate Sefer Jadow, the Yizkor book of Jadow, Poland.
I wanted to let you know that the Necrology >from the book has been posted to
the website. Thanks go to Lance Ackerfeld for his assistance and general
leadership as Coordinator of the Yizkor Book project.
You may view the Necrology at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html.

In addition to the list of martyrs >from Jadow, the lists for nearby
shtetlach are also included for Ostrowek, Baczki, Jasiorowka and Lopianka.
Contributions toward the translation of the book may be made by going to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
.

Jadow is 31 miles ENE of Warsaw, 12 miles SE of Wyszkow, 17 miles WNW of
Wegrow and 20 miles N of Minsk Mazowiecki. Jadow was not a large town in
general, but the1500 Jews living there in 1921 were 75% of the town's
population.

Thanks for your support and interest in this worthy project.

Eden Joachim
Coordinator
esjoachim@...


Re: Was the child male or female? #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Barney Miller writes:
My GGM departed Hamburg for Hartford in 1906 with a child accompanying
her. The Hamburg Passenger List states that the child was a girl,
Marjen, age 10. The Ellis Island Manifest states that the child was a
boy, Chan, age 10. Chaim, a male, lived in Hartford >from 1906-1930.
How could two different sexes be listed for the same person on two
different Manifests? Why would a parent do this?
Don't overlook the possibility of simple mistakes, probably not
intentional. My cutest one was a Philip Gold, born in October 1903 in
England, arriving in the U.S. in March 1905. I searched high and low
for him in ship manifests....finally one day I decided to check and see
what the listing I kept being offered for a "Philip Gold, *female*, 27
years old" arriving about the right time...the transcriber grossly
mis-read the (badly written) manifest! (Philip was actually travelling
with his mother and aunt, who were listed several pages earlier in the
manifest - as was the person listed above him, one Israel Moldowsky
Lyman - also described as 27 years old and female!)

However, you have what looks like the records for two *different*
children: a girl and a boy. Were two families travelling together and
Hamburg mixed them up? Were there twins? Keep looking - looks like you
have a "hit" here but it needs some interpreting!

Best, Martha (Schecter) Forsyth
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Was the child male or female? #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Barney Miller writes:
My GGM departed Hamburg for Hartford in 1906 with a child accompanying
her. The Hamburg Passenger List states that the child was a girl,
Marjen, age 10. The Ellis Island Manifest states that the child was a
boy, Chan, age 10. Chaim, a male, lived in Hartford >from 1906-1930.
How could two different sexes be listed for the same person on two
different Manifests? Why would a parent do this?
Don't overlook the possibility of simple mistakes, probably not
intentional. My cutest one was a Philip Gold, born in October 1903 in
England, arriving in the U.S. in March 1905. I searched high and low
for him in ship manifests....finally one day I decided to check and see
what the listing I kept being offered for a "Philip Gold, *female*, 27
years old" arriving about the right time...the transcriber grossly
mis-read the (badly written) manifest! (Philip was actually travelling
with his mother and aunt, who were listed several pages earlier in the
manifest - as was the person listed above him, one Israel Moldowsky
Lyman - also described as 27 years old and female!)

However, you have what looks like the records for two *different*
children: a girl and a boy. Were two families travelling together and
Hamburg mixed them up? Were there twins? Keep looking - looks like you
have a "hit" here but it needs some interpreting!

Best, Martha (Schecter) Forsyth
Newton, MA


Finding my Great Grandfather #general

G. Wayne Jackson <gwjacks01_@...>
 

Hello Jewish Geneology,

I need some instruction/help in conducting Jewish Geneology research
for my Great-Grandfather. Although not new to geneological research,
I'm having problems with finding information about my Jewish Ancestry.
I just don't know where to begin my research. Most of the information
came to me >from "sitting shiva" notes taken at the time of my
grandfathers death.

Here's what I have so far:

Grandfather (Zaide) - Benjamin Samuel Tenner
Born: 14 March 1888 in Grodno Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Russia.
Immigrated to the US in 1909. (1930 census)
Died: 19 August 1974 in Baltimore MD.

Great Grandfather - Ben Zion Jakarovich (spelling of last name may
not be correct)
Married: Leba Rivka (Jakarovich) LNU (Last name unknown)

Great Uncle: David Jakarovich (believed to have also immigrated to
the US, possibly having lived in Philadelphia, PA.), married but no
additional information has been found.

Great Aunt: Rose Jakarovich (Lived in England and married a man
named Lowenthal. Believed to have had one child named Nina who
married a man named Sol Lessor) No further information found.

Great Aunt: Feigel Miriam Jakarovich (believed to have died in the
Holocaust)

from the stories I have been told, my Grandfather, Benjamin Tenner,
possibly entered the US through Canada (US POE is unknown). It
appears that he changed his surname on the ship coming to either
Canada or the US. If that is the case, then his name change would
not be keeping with tradition. It is my understanding that when
Jewish persons change their surname, they would always start the new
surname with the first letter of their original surname (i.e.
Wasserman, Waterman, Walters - as in Barbara Walters).

Additional difficulties have arisen due to not knowing exactly what
town/country my grandfather came from. I have four pieces of
documentatioin stating that his country of birth was one of the four
listed above. I believe that at the time of his birth, the country
borders were quite fluid and changed based upon the government
controlling that area.

Any help/information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Wayne Jackson


Who Are Professional Researchers in Ukraine Currently #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

We are seeking a professional researcher who can not only retrieve records
in Ukraine, but also help us with methodology to solve a particular family
history question circa 1860-1900 in the triangular geographic region
including and between Berditchev, Zhitomir, and Novograd Volynsk. If you
have recent experience, in the past two years, with someone who you
personally can recommend, it would be appreciated. Please contact me
privately. Thank you.
Ellen Kowitt
grapevynwest@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding my Great Grandfather #general

G. Wayne Jackson <gwjacks01_@...>
 

Hello Jewish Geneology,

I need some instruction/help in conducting Jewish Geneology research
for my Great-Grandfather. Although not new to geneological research,
I'm having problems with finding information about my Jewish Ancestry.
I just don't know where to begin my research. Most of the information
came to me >from "sitting shiva" notes taken at the time of my
grandfathers death.

Here's what I have so far:

Grandfather (Zaide) - Benjamin Samuel Tenner
Born: 14 March 1888 in Grodno Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Russia.
Immigrated to the US in 1909. (1930 census)
Died: 19 August 1974 in Baltimore MD.

Great Grandfather - Ben Zion Jakarovich (spelling of last name may
not be correct)
Married: Leba Rivka (Jakarovich) LNU (Last name unknown)

Great Uncle: David Jakarovich (believed to have also immigrated to
the US, possibly having lived in Philadelphia, PA.), married but no
additional information has been found.

Great Aunt: Rose Jakarovich (Lived in England and married a man
named Lowenthal. Believed to have had one child named Nina who
married a man named Sol Lessor) No further information found.

Great Aunt: Feigel Miriam Jakarovich (believed to have died in the
Holocaust)

from the stories I have been told, my Grandfather, Benjamin Tenner,
possibly entered the US through Canada (US POE is unknown). It
appears that he changed his surname on the ship coming to either
Canada or the US. If that is the case, then his name change would
not be keeping with tradition. It is my understanding that when
Jewish persons change their surname, they would always start the new
surname with the first letter of their original surname (i.e.
Wasserman, Waterman, Walters - as in Barbara Walters).

Additional difficulties have arisen due to not knowing exactly what
town/country my grandfather came from. I have four pieces of
documentatioin stating that his country of birth was one of the four
listed above. I believe that at the time of his birth, the country
borders were quite fluid and changed based upon the government
controlling that area.

Any help/information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Wayne Jackson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who Are Professional Researchers in Ukraine Currently #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

We are seeking a professional researcher who can not only retrieve records
in Ukraine, but also help us with methodology to solve a particular family
history question circa 1860-1900 in the triangular geographic region
including and between Berditchev, Zhitomir, and Novograd Volynsk. If you
have recent experience, in the past two years, with someone who you
personally can recommend, it would be appreciated. Please contact me
privately. Thank you.
Ellen Kowitt
grapevynwest@...


Re: Was the child male or female? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Barney Miller asked how two different genders could be listed for
the same person on two different manifests, and concludes with "Why
would a parent do this?"

from the way Barney phrased the situation, it seems like these are
two passenger lists for the same trip - one outgoing, one incoming.
But remember, these lists weren't created as passengers boarded or
debarked.

Setting aside the rare medical conditions that can get a person in
the news for a few minutes nowadays, one explanation is that the
parents didn't do anything, but one of the clerks made a simple
error when copying information >from a handwritten document such as a
passport or ticket. With literally millions of people, the gender
will be written incorrectly a few times.

Alternatively, since there are two different names mentioned, the
ticket was bought for a girl, but a boy was substituted because of an
illness or condition that prevented the girl >from making the trip at
that time.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Was the child male or female? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Barney Miller asked how two different genders could be listed for
the same person on two different manifests, and concludes with "Why
would a parent do this?"

from the way Barney phrased the situation, it seems like these are
two passenger lists for the same trip - one outgoing, one incoming.
But remember, these lists weren't created as passengers boarded or
debarked.

Setting aside the rare medical conditions that can get a person in
the news for a few minutes nowadays, one explanation is that the
parents didn't do anything, but one of the clerks made a simple
error when copying information >from a handwritten document such as a
passport or ticket. With literally millions of people, the gender
will be written incorrectly a few times.

Alternatively, since there are two different names mentioned, the
ticket was bought for a girl, but a boy was substituted because of an
illness or condition that prevented the girl >from making the trip at
that time.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: Was the child male or female? #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

In a message dated 12/12/2012 5:55:07 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
bhm99@... writes:
How could two different sexes be listed for the same person on two
different Manifests? Why would a parent do this?

More likely a clerical error by one of the clerks completing the
passenger list. Especially possible if it was an infant or small
child.

Better yet though is I have found birth certificates which have the
wrong sex for the child. The doctor or midwife really must not have
been paying attention in those cases.
Indeed sometimes it can be terribly difficult to ses at birth.

However more probable that it was because in Russia,
pretending to be a girl effectively exempted you >from military service.

The ocean passage must have been felt as a good moment for restoring the
true sex.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Was the child male or female? #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

In a message dated 12/12/2012 5:55:07 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
bhm99@... writes:
How could two different sexes be listed for the same person on two
different Manifests? Why would a parent do this?

More likely a clerical error by one of the clerks completing the
passenger list. Especially possible if it was an infant or small
child.

Better yet though is I have found birth certificates which have the
wrong sex for the child. The doctor or midwife really must not have
been paying attention in those cases.
Indeed sometimes it can be terribly difficult to ses at birth.

However more probable that it was because in Russia,
pretending to be a girl effectively exempted you >from military service.

The ocean passage must have been felt as a good moment for restoring the
true sex.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>

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