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1925 NYS Census: Central Islip State Hospital #general

Rhoda Miller
 

Rhoda Miller, under the auspices of JGSLI, has completed a
re-transciption project for the 1925 New York State Census for Central
Islip State Hospital on Long Island. This re-trancription of 6017
names is hosted by JewishGen in the USA database and the only New York
State database. For a description of the project, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/NY1925Census.CISH.htm

One significant feature of this database is that all fields have been
transcribed. This information includes the address at which patients
lived before hospitalization and naturalization information when it
applies. The census images can be found on both Ancestry.com and
FamilySearch.org.
I am happy to receive corrections for this new database which has a
multitude of corrections >from earlier indexing.

Heartiest appreciation goes to the volunteer transcribers! They are
listed on the description page.

Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY

Searching: CHOLODOWSKY, SALOWE (Granov, Odessa Ukraine); KOTLOWITZ
(Orla, Belarus), KOWALSKY (Iluxt, Latvia; Svecionys & Vilna
Lithuania); EISDORFER, GROSS (Munkacs & environs)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1925 NYS Census: Central Islip State Hospital #general

Rhoda Miller
 

Rhoda Miller, under the auspices of JGSLI, has completed a
re-transciption project for the 1925 New York State Census for Central
Islip State Hospital on Long Island. This re-trancription of 6017
names is hosted by JewishGen in the USA database and the only New York
State database. For a description of the project, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/USA/NY1925Census.CISH.htm

One significant feature of this database is that all fields have been
transcribed. This information includes the address at which patients
lived before hospitalization and naturalization information when it
applies. The census images can be found on both Ancestry.com and
FamilySearch.org.
I am happy to receive corrections for this new database which has a
multitude of corrections >from earlier indexing.

Heartiest appreciation goes to the volunteer transcribers! They are
listed on the description page.

Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY

Searching: CHOLODOWSKY, SALOWE (Granov, Odessa Ukraine); KOTLOWITZ
(Orla, Belarus), KOWALSKY (Iluxt, Latvia; Svecionys & Vilna
Lithuania); EISDORFER, GROSS (Munkacs & environs)


New Brody Project - Translation of Brody Yizkor Book - Ner Tamid #galicia

Ami Elyasaf
 

I am pleased to announce our new Brody project, translation of the Ner
Tamid - Brody Yizkor Book. See details -

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Brody.html

Project Description

This project is being initiated to fund the translation of Ner-Tamid
Brody Yizkor Book >from Hebrew into English. The book has about 440
Hebrew pages (and about 65 in English and Polish).

The resulting translations will be posted, as they are completed, in the
Brody Yizkor book translation project at
http://www.jewishgen.org//Yizkor/brody/Brody.html

Key Audiences

This project will allow Galician family history researchers to create or
fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their families'
Jewish heritage.

This book is the only source that describes those who were born after
1870 and were killed during the Holocaust, as the existing vital
records end in 1870. The material has the potential to be of broader
interest to scholars and educators specializing in Jewish history and
the Holocaust and specifically in the history of eastern Galicia and the
town of Brody.

Project Importance

Yizkor books are unique sources of information on once vibrant towns,
primarily in central and Eastern Europe, whose Jewish populations were
destroyed in the Holocaust. Written after World War II by immigrants
and Holocaust survivors, Yizkor books contain narratives of the history
of a town, details of daily life, religious and political figures and
movements, religious and secular education, and gripping stories of
the major intellectual and Zionist movements of the 20th century. The
necrologies and lists of residents are of tremendous genealogical value,
as often the names of individuals who were taken to extermination
camps or died in the forests are not recorded elsewhere.

The book was recently uploaded to the NYPL Yizkor book website:
http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks3.cfm?trg6=B

All data >from the two previous projects transcribing Brody's vital records
and mapping the Brody cemetery are open now at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/

See you at the IAJGS 2013 - Boston. The Brody BOF will take place on
August 7, 2:00-3:15 PM


Ami Elyasaf


New Brody Project: Translation of Brody Yizkor Book -- Ner Tamid #general

Ami Elyasaf
 

I am pleased to announce our new Brody project, translation the Ner
Tamid - Brody Yizkor Book.

see details -
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Brody.html

Project Description

This project is being initiated to fund the translation of Ner-Tamid --
Brody Yizkor Book >from Hebrew into English. The book has about 440
Hebrew pages (and about 65 in English and Polish).

The resulting translations will be posted, as they are completed, in
the Brody Yizkor book translation project at
http://www.jewishgen.org//Yizkor/brody/Brody.html

Key Audiences

This project will allow Galician family history researchers to create
or fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their
families' Jewish heritage.

This book is the only source that describes those who were born after
1870 and were killed during the holocaust, as the existing vital
records ends in 1870. The material has the potential to be of broader
interest to scholars and educators specializing in Jewish history and
the Holocaust and specifically in the history of eastern Galicia and
the town of Brody.

Project Importance

Yizkor books are unique sources of information on once vibrant towns,
primarily in central and Eastern Europe, whose Jewish populations were
destroyed in the Holocaust. Written after World War II by immigrants
and Holocaust survivors, Yizkor books contain narratives of the
history of a town, details of daily life, religious and political
figures and movements, religious and secular education, and gripping
stories of the major intellectual and Zionist movements of the 20th
century. The necrologies and lists of residents are of tremendous
genealogical value, as often the names of individuals who were taken
to extermination camps or died in the forests are not recorded
elsewhere.

The book was recently uploaded to the NYPL Yizkor book website:
http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks3.cfm?trg6=B

All data >from the two previous projects; transcribing Brody's vital
records and mapping the Brody cemetery are open now at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/

See you in the IAJGS 2013 - Boston, the Brody BOF will take place on
August 7, 2:00-3:15 PM

Ami Elyasaf


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Brody Project - Translation of Brody Yizkor Book - Ner Tamid #galicia

Ami Elyasaf
 

I am pleased to announce our new Brody project, translation of the Ner
Tamid - Brody Yizkor Book. See details -

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Brody.html

Project Description

This project is being initiated to fund the translation of Ner-Tamid
Brody Yizkor Book >from Hebrew into English. The book has about 440
Hebrew pages (and about 65 in English and Polish).

The resulting translations will be posted, as they are completed, in the
Brody Yizkor book translation project at
http://www.jewishgen.org//Yizkor/brody/Brody.html

Key Audiences

This project will allow Galician family history researchers to create or
fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their families'
Jewish heritage.

This book is the only source that describes those who were born after
1870 and were killed during the Holocaust, as the existing vital
records end in 1870. The material has the potential to be of broader
interest to scholars and educators specializing in Jewish history and
the Holocaust and specifically in the history of eastern Galicia and the
town of Brody.

Project Importance

Yizkor books are unique sources of information on once vibrant towns,
primarily in central and Eastern Europe, whose Jewish populations were
destroyed in the Holocaust. Written after World War II by immigrants
and Holocaust survivors, Yizkor books contain narratives of the history
of a town, details of daily life, religious and political figures and
movements, religious and secular education, and gripping stories of
the major intellectual and Zionist movements of the 20th century. The
necrologies and lists of residents are of tremendous genealogical value,
as often the names of individuals who were taken to extermination
camps or died in the forests are not recorded elsewhere.

The book was recently uploaded to the NYPL Yizkor book website:
http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks3.cfm?trg6=B

All data >from the two previous projects transcribing Brody's vital records
and mapping the Brody cemetery are open now at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/

See you at the IAJGS 2013 - Boston. The Brody BOF will take place on
August 7, 2:00-3:15 PM


Ami Elyasaf


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Brody Project: Translation of Brody Yizkor Book -- Ner Tamid #general

Ami Elyasaf
 

I am pleased to announce our new Brody project, translation the Ner
Tamid - Brody Yizkor Book.

see details -
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Brody.html

Project Description

This project is being initiated to fund the translation of Ner-Tamid --
Brody Yizkor Book >from Hebrew into English. The book has about 440
Hebrew pages (and about 65 in English and Polish).

The resulting translations will be posted, as they are completed, in
the Brody Yizkor book translation project at
http://www.jewishgen.org//Yizkor/brody/Brody.html

Key Audiences

This project will allow Galician family history researchers to create
or fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their
families' Jewish heritage.

This book is the only source that describes those who were born after
1870 and were killed during the holocaust, as the existing vital
records ends in 1870. The material has the potential to be of broader
interest to scholars and educators specializing in Jewish history and
the Holocaust and specifically in the history of eastern Galicia and
the town of Brody.

Project Importance

Yizkor books are unique sources of information on once vibrant towns,
primarily in central and Eastern Europe, whose Jewish populations were
destroyed in the Holocaust. Written after World War II by immigrants
and Holocaust survivors, Yizkor books contain narratives of the
history of a town, details of daily life, religious and political
figures and movements, religious and secular education, and gripping
stories of the major intellectual and Zionist movements of the 20th
century. The necrologies and lists of residents are of tremendous
genealogical value, as often the names of individuals who were taken
to extermination camps or died in the forests are not recorded
elsewhere.

The book was recently uploaded to the NYPL Yizkor book website:
http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks3.cfm?trg6=B

All data >from the two previous projects; transcribing Brody's vital
records and mapping the Brody cemetery are open now at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/

See you in the IAJGS 2013 - Boston, the Brody BOF will take place on
August 7, 2:00-3:15 PM

Ami Elyasaf


New Brody Project: Translation of Brody Yizkor Book -- Ner Tamid #rabbinic

Ami Elyasaf
 

I am pleased to announce our new Brody project, translation the Ner
Tamid - Brody Yizkor Booksee details -
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Brody.html

Project Description

This project is being initiated to fund the translation of Ner-Tamid --
Brody Yizkor Book >from Hebrew into English. The book has about 440
Hebrew pages (and about 65 in English and Polish).

The resulting translations will be posted, as they are completed, in
the Brody Yizkor book translation project at
http://www.jewishgen.org//Yizkor/brody/Brody.html

Key Audiences

This project will allow Galician family history researchers to create
or fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their
families' Jewish heritage.

This book is the only source that describes those who were born after
1870 and were killed during the holocaust, as the existing vital
records ends in 1870. The material has the potential to be of broader
interest to scholars and educators specializing in Jewish history and
the Holocaust and specifically in the history of eastern Galicia and
the town of Brody.

Project Importance

Yizkor books are unique sources of information on once vibrant towns,
primarily in central and Eastern Europe, whose Jewish populations were
destroyed in the Holocaust. Written after World War II by immigrants
and Holocaust survivors, Yizkor books contain narratives of the
history of a town, details of daily life, religious and political
figures and movements, religious and secular education, and gripping
stories of the major intellectual and Zionist movements of the 20th
century. The necrologies and lists of residents are of tremendous
genealogical value, as often the names of individuals who were taken
to extermination camps or died in the forests are not recorded
elsewhere.

The book was recently uploaded to the NYPL Yizkor book website:
http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks3.cfm?trg6=B

All data >from the two previous projects; transcribing Brody's vital
records and mapping the Brody cemetery are open now at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/

See you in the IAJGS 2013 - Boston, the Brody BOF will take place on
August 7, 2:00-3:15 PM

Ami Elyasaf


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic New Brody Project: Translation of Brody Yizkor Book -- Ner Tamid #rabbinic

Ami Elyasaf
 

I am pleased to announce our new Brody project, translation the Ner
Tamid - Brody Yizkor Booksee details -
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/YB_Brody.html

Project Description

This project is being initiated to fund the translation of Ner-Tamid --
Brody Yizkor Book >from Hebrew into English. The book has about 440
Hebrew pages (and about 65 in English and Polish).

The resulting translations will be posted, as they are completed, in
the Brody Yizkor book translation project at
http://www.jewishgen.org//Yizkor/brody/Brody.html

Key Audiences

This project will allow Galician family history researchers to create
or fill gaps in their family trees and learn something about their
families' Jewish heritage.

This book is the only source that describes those who were born after
1870 and were killed during the holocaust, as the existing vital
records ends in 1870. The material has the potential to be of broader
interest to scholars and educators specializing in Jewish history and
the Holocaust and specifically in the history of eastern Galicia and
the town of Brody.

Project Importance

Yizkor books are unique sources of information on once vibrant towns,
primarily in central and Eastern Europe, whose Jewish populations were
destroyed in the Holocaust. Written after World War II by immigrants
and Holocaust survivors, Yizkor books contain narratives of the
history of a town, details of daily life, religious and political
figures and movements, religious and secular education, and gripping
stories of the major intellectual and Zionist movements of the 20th
century. The necrologies and lists of residents are of tremendous
genealogical value, as often the names of individuals who were taken
to extermination camps or died in the forests are not recorded
elsewhere.

The book was recently uploaded to the NYPL Yizkor book website:
http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbooks3.cfm?trg6=B

All data >from the two previous projects; transcribing Brody's vital
records and mapping the Brody cemetery are open now at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/

See you in the IAJGS 2013 - Boston, the Brody BOF will take place on
August 7, 2:00-3:15 PM

Ami Elyasaf


Thank you #romania

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

The 1st JewishGen Spring Brunch this past Sunday was a success.

On behalf of our board, the event committee and the many volunteers
who were instrumental in organizing the brunch, thank you to all who
participated in showing just a small level of appreciation to Gary
Mokotoff, Karen Franklin and Lance Ackerfeld.

The Tribute Journal is now available online at:

http://wizadjournal.com/jewishgen2013/playfull-controls.php
(Use the controls on the upper left-hand part of the screen to navigate
the pages.)

Pictures >from the event are on our Facebook page, and can be viewed at:

http://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

If I can ever be of help, please contact me anytime at 646-437-4326 or
email agroll@JewishGen.org .

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Romania SIG #Romania Thank you #romania

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

The 1st JewishGen Spring Brunch this past Sunday was a success.

On behalf of our board, the event committee and the many volunteers
who were instrumental in organizing the brunch, thank you to all who
participated in showing just a small level of appreciation to Gary
Mokotoff, Karen Franklin and Lance Ackerfeld.

The Tribute Journal is now available online at:

http://wizadjournal.com/jewishgen2013/playfull-controls.php
(Use the controls on the upper left-hand part of the screen to navigate
the pages.)

Pictures >from the event are on our Facebook page, and can be viewed at:

http://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org

If I can ever be of help, please contact me anytime at 646-437-4326 or
email agroll@JewishGen.org .

Sincerely,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Re: TOYOS ARANDA #sephardic

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Dear Ivan,

Pere Bonnin's Sangre Judia lists ARANDA as a confirmed Jewish name in a
document dated 1561 in Castilla.
You should also check SephardicGen.com < http://sephardicgen.com/ > and
Sephardim.com's < http://sephardim.com/ > name search engine for more
information.

You might want to consider doing a Y-DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA.com to
determine whom you match and their origins. As co-admin of the
IberianAshkenaz DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com, we recommend 37 or 67
markers. This will help you to see the origins of the people you match.

If you need more information, feel free to write to me privately.

Best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico, USA
___

From: Ivan Toyos Aranda <ivanthebest_93@hotmail.com>

I discovered that my family name is Sephardic Jewish .... There
aren't many people with the last name Aranda in Spain ... especially
in Córdoba and >from where I am, Kingdom of Navarre. I would like to
find my origins. Thank and God bless You


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #subcarpathia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #subcarpathia

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: TOYOS ARANDA #sephardic

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Dear Ivan,

Pere Bonnin's Sangre Judia lists ARANDA as a confirmed Jewish name in a
document dated 1561 in Castilla.
You should also check SephardicGen.com < http://sephardicgen.com/ > and
Sephardim.com's < http://sephardim.com/ > name search engine for more
information.

You might want to consider doing a Y-DNA test with FamilyTreeDNA.com to
determine whom you match and their origins. As co-admin of the
IberianAshkenaz DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com, we recommend 37 or 67
markers. This will help you to see the origins of the people you match.

If you need more information, feel free to write to me privately.

Best wishes
Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico, USA
___

From: Ivan Toyos Aranda <ivanthebest_93@hotmail.com>

I discovered that my family name is Sephardic Jewish .... There
aren't many people with the last name Aranda in Spain ... especially
in Córdoba and >from where I am, Kingdom of Navarre. I would like to
find my origins. Thank and God bless You


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #subcarpathia

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #subcarpathia

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
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Re: location of Niederstetten ? #germany

Roger Lustig
 

The Niederstetten with a Jewish community is the one in
Baden-Wuerttemberg--your 2nd set of coordinates.

The first set of coordinates you give maps to Feldatal in Hessen, near
Kestrich, which had a small Jewish community.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA Research coordinator, GerSIG

On 6/5/2013 3:48 PM, Hanna Grossman wrote:
In the past I have looked up the location of this town (which German geog.
site,I don't remember, but recorded that it was in Hesse.
Entering people that way TNG google map shows it to be at 50.65 N, 9.16E.
Recently an official of the Jewish community in Stuttgart told me
it was in Wuerttemberg, and looking it up in Jewish Communities I
find it listed as such, at 49.24 N, 9.55 E.
Are there two communities? Or who is wrong?


German SIG #Germany Re: location of Niederstetten ? #germany

Roger Lustig
 

The Niederstetten with a Jewish community is the one in
Baden-Wuerttemberg--your 2nd set of coordinates.

The first set of coordinates you give maps to Feldatal in Hessen, near
Kestrich, which had a small Jewish community.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA Research coordinator, GerSIG

On 6/5/2013 3:48 PM, Hanna Grossman wrote:
In the past I have looked up the location of this town (which German geog.
site,I don't remember, but recorded that it was in Hesse.
Entering people that way TNG google map shows it to be at 50.65 N, 9.16E.
Recently an official of the Jewish community in Stuttgart told me
it was in Wuerttemberg, and looking it up in Jewish Communities I
find it listed as such, at 49.24 N, 9.55 E.
Are there two communities? Or who is wrong?


Re: Location of Niederstetten #germany

hannakg@...
 

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Thank you for all who helped me with the location of this town.

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German SIG #Germany Re: Location of Niederstetten #germany

hannakg@...
 

Please thank those who help you and support GerSIG, ViewMate and JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors0.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank you for all who helped me with the location of this town.

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall, CT hannakg@optonline.net

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