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A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Education February Classes #warsaw #poland

bounce-2547915-772981@...
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen Education February Classes #warsaw #poland

bounce-2547915-772981@...
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Romanian jewish history #romania

rmihailv@...
 

I have a few questions regarding Romanian jewish history:

1. Does anybody know if Zorel is a hebrew first name? If yes, is it
also common among non-jewish Romanians?

2. Does anybody know if any jewish families migrated south to Dobrogea
(southeast Romania) as a result of the Romanian pogroms of the late
19, early 20th century, especially the Iasi pogroms?

Please let me know if you know of any resources regarding the above.

Thank you,

Robert Mihail

rmihailv@gmail.com


Romania SIG #Romania Romanian jewish history #romania

rmihailv@...
 

I have a few questions regarding Romanian jewish history:

1. Does anybody know if Zorel is a hebrew first name? If yes, is it
also common among non-jewish Romanians?

2. Does anybody know if any jewish families migrated south to Dobrogea
(southeast Romania) as a result of the Romanian pogroms of the late
19, early 20th century, especially the Iasi pogroms?

Please let me know if you know of any resources regarding the above.

Thank you,

Robert Mihail

rmihailv@gmail.com


Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN #poland

Karen Wyman
 

RE: Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN

I have hit a brick wall in my research and am looking for guidance >from
the group.
I cannot locate the original family name nor naturalization,
immigration or manifest records for any of the immediate family and was
hoping for some ideas

Family name: SHAW and ROSIN

It is family understanding that the original name was possibly ROSHAWSKY
or ROSHAF but no one has any documentation or firm recollection, >from
which to verify.

Two brothers came independently and settled in the US:
Simon (Samuel) SHAW immigrated >from VARENA (ORANY) or VILNIUS, Lithuania
c 1906 per census records. His wife (Lena KREINER) and 3 sons (Saul,
Jacob and Frank) immigrated c. 1909. I have verified >from census records
that they lived in Webster, MA (1910); Paterson, NJ; and then split to
Brooklyn, NY and LI, NY.

Simon's brother Nathan, it is believed immigrated c. 1920 and took a
different Americanized name: ROSIN (I found potential documentation that
shows Nathan may have come >from BIALYSTOK or GRODNO. Married Rose and
settled in Paterson, NJ.

Any guidance anyone can offer with locating the naturalization papers
(possibly in MA, NY or NJ) or manifest info, or another way to locate
the original name, would be most welcome! I have tried through several
online databases with no success.

Most sincerely and with thanks,
Karen Wyman
Cleveland, OH, USA
kikit32@gmail.com


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN #poland

Karen Wyman
 

RE: Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN

I have hit a brick wall in my research and am looking for guidance >from
the group.
I cannot locate the original family name nor naturalization,
immigration or manifest records for any of the immediate family and was
hoping for some ideas

Family name: SHAW and ROSIN

It is family understanding that the original name was possibly ROSHAWSKY
or ROSHAF but no one has any documentation or firm recollection, >from
which to verify.

Two brothers came independently and settled in the US:
Simon (Samuel) SHAW immigrated >from VARENA (ORANY) or VILNIUS, Lithuania
c 1906 per census records. His wife (Lena KREINER) and 3 sons (Saul,
Jacob and Frank) immigrated c. 1909. I have verified >from census records
that they lived in Webster, MA (1910); Paterson, NJ; and then split to
Brooklyn, NY and LI, NY.

Simon's brother Nathan, it is believed immigrated c. 1920 and took a
different Americanized name: ROSIN (I found potential documentation that
shows Nathan may have come >from BIALYSTOK or GRODNO. Married Rose and
settled in Paterson, NJ.

Any guidance anyone can offer with locating the naturalization papers
(possibly in MA, NY or NJ) or manifest info, or another way to locate
the original name, would be most welcome! I have tried through several
online databases with no success.

Most sincerely and with thanks,
Karen Wyman
Cleveland, OH, USA
kikit32@gmail.com


Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN #lithuania

Karen Wyman
 

Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN

I have hit a brick wall in my research and am looking for guidance >from
the group.
I cannot locate the original family name nor naturalization,
immigration or manifest records for any of the immediate family and was
hoping for some ideas

Family name: SHAW and ROSIN

It is family understanding that the original name in Lithuania was
possibly ROSHAWSKY or ROSHAF but no one has any documentation or firm
recollection, >from which to verify.

Two brothers came independently and settled in the US:
Simon (Samuel) SHAW immigrated >from VARENA (ORANY) or VILNIUS, Lithuania
c 1906 per census records. His wife (Lena KREINER) and 3 sons (Saul,
Jacob and Frank) immigrated c. 1909. I have verified >from census records
that they lived in Webster, MA (1910); Paterson, NJ; and then split to
Brooklyn, NY and LI, NY.

Simon's brother Nathan, it is believed immigrated c. 1920 and took a
different Americanized name: ROSIN (I found potential documentation that
shows Nathan may have come >from BIALYSTOK, but I am not certain of the
accuracy of this.

Any guidance anyone can offer with locating the naturalization papers
(possibly in MA, NY or NJ) or manifest info, or another way to locate
the original name, would be most welcome! I have tried through several
online databases with no success.

Most sincerely and with thanks,
Karen Wyman
Cleveland, OH, USA
kikit32@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN #lithuania

Karen Wyman
 

Assistance locating original surname for SHAW and ROSIN

I have hit a brick wall in my research and am looking for guidance >from
the group.
I cannot locate the original family name nor naturalization,
immigration or manifest records for any of the immediate family and was
hoping for some ideas

Family name: SHAW and ROSIN

It is family understanding that the original name in Lithuania was
possibly ROSHAWSKY or ROSHAF but no one has any documentation or firm
recollection, >from which to verify.

Two brothers came independently and settled in the US:
Simon (Samuel) SHAW immigrated >from VARENA (ORANY) or VILNIUS, Lithuania
c 1906 per census records. His wife (Lena KREINER) and 3 sons (Saul,
Jacob and Frank) immigrated c. 1909. I have verified >from census records
that they lived in Webster, MA (1910); Paterson, NJ; and then split to
Brooklyn, NY and LI, NY.

Simon's brother Nathan, it is believed immigrated c. 1920 and took a
different Americanized name: ROSIN (I found potential documentation that
shows Nathan may have come >from BIALYSTOK, but I am not certain of the
accuracy of this.

Any guidance anyone can offer with locating the naturalization papers
(possibly in MA, NY or NJ) or manifest info, or another way to locate
the original name, would be most welcome! I have tried through several
online databases with no success.

Most sincerely and with thanks,
Karen Wyman
Cleveland, OH, USA
kikit32@gmail.com


Re: Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Stephen Weinstein
 

Feldafing was a displaced person's camp.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldafing_displaced_persons_camp
and
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007030

Pasing is a part of Munich.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasing

Buchberg looks like Buckeburg, described at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1754466
as a town in Germany "29 miles WSW of Hannover. Previously, capital of
principality of Schaumburg-Lippe. Today: in Landkreis Schaumburg,
Lower Saxony."
However, Wikipedia lists many other places named Buchberg, primarily
in Bavaria, but also lower Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc.,
so it could be any of them.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Stephen Weinstein
 

Feldafing was a displaced person's camp.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldafing_displaced_persons_camp
and
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007030

Pasing is a part of Munich.
See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasing

Buchberg looks like Buckeburg, described at
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1754466
as a town in Germany "29 miles WSW of Hannover. Previously, capital of
principality of Schaumburg-Lippe. Today: in Landkreis Schaumburg,
Lower Saxony."
However, Wikipedia lists many other places named Buchberg, primarily
in Bavaria, but also lower Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc.,
so it could be any of them.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Elaine Farran wrote: A very small portion of our Lodz family members managed
to survive WWII. Their last known locations are listed as Feldafing, Pasing,
and Buchberg - all places or terms with which I am not familiar.

Feldafing, Pasing, and Buchberg were subsidiary camps of Dachau
Concentration Camp and held inmates >from various locations - including those
deported >from Poland. See the World Jewish Congress catalogue at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0131_index.html
for more detailed information about survivors data held.

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JRI Poland #Poland Unfamiliar Holocaust terminology - help needed #poland

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Elaine Farran wrote: A very small portion of our Lodz family members managed
to survive WWII. Their last known locations are listed as Feldafing, Pasing,
and Buchberg - all places or terms with which I am not familiar.

Feldafing, Pasing, and Buchberg were subsidiary camps of Dachau
Concentration Camp and held inmates >from various locations - including those
deported >from Poland. See the World Jewish Congress catalogue at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/0131_index.html
for more detailed information about survivors data held.

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JewishGen Education February Classes #galicia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36.
- Mark Heckman

2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week course is an
introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources on its
website. - Nancy Holden

3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund. - Phyllis Kramer

4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application.
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Yiddish Conference in Pittsburgh, PA this April #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC) will be celebrating
its 15th conference, A Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture, at the
beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013.

Among the 40 speakers will be Prof. Ruth Wisse, Prof. Iosif Vaisman, Prof.
Refoyl Finkel, Prof. Yoshiji Hirose, Dr. Barney Zumoff, Dr. Harry Bochner,
and Dr. Itzik Gottesman. Among the 3 nights of packed entertainment will be
Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Binyumen Schaechter with the Schaechter
Tekhter, Leo Melamed, and each evening after 11pm there will be Yiddish in
Slippers: A Dream Sequence.

To learn about all of the above and the re-creation of The Ger Mandolin
Orchestra and the personal appearance of Avner Yonai, go to
www.derbay.org/pittsburgh/ .

Steeltown, USA has been voted one of the 3 most improved cities in America.
It is at the confluence of three rivers.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen Education February Classes #galicia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36.
- Mark Heckman

2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week course is an
introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources on its
website. - Nancy Holden

3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund. - Phyllis Kramer

4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application.
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish Conference in Pittsburgh, PA this April #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

The International Association of Yiddish Clubs (IAYC) will be celebrating
its 15th conference, A Feast of Yiddish Language and Culture, at the
beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Pittsburgh, PA, April 26-29, 2013.

Among the 40 speakers will be Prof. Ruth Wisse, Prof. Iosif Vaisman, Prof.
Refoyl Finkel, Prof. Yoshiji Hirose, Dr. Barney Zumoff, Dr. Harry Bochner,
and Dr. Itzik Gottesman. Among the 3 nights of packed entertainment will be
Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz, Binyumen Schaechter with the Schaechter
Tekhter, Leo Melamed, and each evening after 11pm there will be Yiddish in
Slippers: A Dream Sequence.

To learn about all of the above and the re-creation of The Ger Mandolin
Orchestra and the personal appearance of Avner Yonai, go to
www.derbay.org/pittsburgh/ .

Steeltown, USA has been voted one of the 3 most improved cities in America.
It is at the confluence of three rivers.

Regards,
Steven Lasky
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Article in Romanian about the Great Synagogue in Bucharest #romania

Susanna Vendel
 

Here is an interesting article, written in Romanian, about the Great
Synagogue in Bucharest.

http://revistacultura.ro/nou/2013/01/sinagoga-mare-din-bucuresti/

Susanna Vendel, Sweden


Romania SIG #Romania Article in Romanian about the Great Synagogue in Bucharest #romania

Susanna Vendel
 

Here is an interesting article, written in Romanian, about the Great
Synagogue in Bucharest.

http://revistacultura.ro/nou/2013/01/sinagoga-mare-din-bucuresti/

Susanna Vendel, Sweden

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