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Re: Report from the Austria-Czech SIG at the IAJGS in Boston #austria-czech

jonora@...
 

The conference that just ended and the the entire organization of the
Austrian Czech genealogy is certainly indebted (no money) to E. Randol
Schoenberg. Not only is the grandson of one the major 20thcentury classical
composer, whose music is played all over the civilized world.
Both my wife (Born Heller in Brux-Most Czechoslovakia ) and I (born in Ceske
Budejovice ) are of the Czech (Austrian roots).
As one of my close friend (and a KZ Survivor) said to me onec, all the Czech
Jews are related. We trace our roots to the Joseph II census (son of Empress
Maria Thereza ).
So, some of the people at the conference are related to us " Paul King"
(whose family emigrated >from my hometown in the 19th century, Thomas Fuerth,
possibly also Randol, who is soon to travel with his son to
the town of CKYNE (where a Synagogue of reconstructed about 20 years ago).
This town is about 20 km >from my hometown.
Both Mrs Matusikova of the Czech National Archives and Mr Muller have been
helpful in tracing our roots and the graves of our grandparents and
greatparents as well as wedding records and our ancestors.
Of the Jewish populaion in my hometown, only 3% (36) survived the Shoa.
Whenever I visit LA. I like to say hello to Mr Schoenberg (who is
responsible for rescuing some famous Klimt paintings >from Vienna).

Unfortunatly, my wife Nora and I John could not attend this conference (we
did about ten years ago).

John Freund in Toronto.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Report from the Austria-Czech SIG at the IAJGS in Boston #austria-czech

jonora@...
 

The conference that just ended and the the entire organization of the
Austrian Czech genealogy is certainly indebted (no money) to E. Randol
Schoenberg. Not only is the grandson of one the major 20thcentury classical
composer, whose music is played all over the civilized world.
Both my wife (Born Heller in Brux-Most Czechoslovakia ) and I (born in Ceske
Budejovice ) are of the Czech (Austrian roots).
As one of my close friend (and a KZ Survivor) said to me onec, all the Czech
Jews are related. We trace our roots to the Joseph II census (son of Empress
Maria Thereza ).
So, some of the people at the conference are related to us " Paul King"
(whose family emigrated >from my hometown in the 19th century, Thomas Fuerth,
possibly also Randol, who is soon to travel with his son to
the town of CKYNE (where a Synagogue of reconstructed about 20 years ago).
This town is about 20 km >from my hometown.
Both Mrs Matusikova of the Czech National Archives and Mr Muller have been
helpful in tracing our roots and the graves of our grandparents and
greatparents as well as wedding records and our ancestors.
Of the Jewish populaion in my hometown, only 3% (36) survived the Shoa.
Whenever I visit LA. I like to say hello to Mr Schoenberg (who is
responsible for rescuing some famous Klimt paintings >from Vienna).

Unfortunatly, my wife Nora and I John could not attend this conference (we
did about ten years ago).

John Freund in Toronto.


2013 IAJGS Achievement Award winners #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2013 IAJGS
Achievement Awards. The winners were honored at the banquet held on
Thursday evening, Aug. 8, at the 33rd IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in Boston. They were selected >from a large field
of outstanding candidates, whose achievements reflect the vitality and
diversity of our Jewish genealogy community. Many thanks to the
member societies who submitted nominations and congratulations to
all the nominees for their accomplishments.

The winners:

IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award
-- Dr. Neville Y. Lamdan

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy
via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product
-- JewishGen KehilaLinks

Outstanding Programming or Project
that Advances the Objectives of Jewish Genealogy
-- Gesher Galicia, for its Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project
and the Gesher Galicia Map Room

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS
-- Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto,
for its book, Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories

Neville Lamdan was honored for his pioneering work to establish the
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center in
Jerusalem (http://www.iijg.org/). His vision and dedication as its
director >from 2006 to 2012 shaped the IIJG into a driving force working
to gain recognition of Jewish genealogy as an academic discipline. As a
result of Dr. Lamdan's skilled leadership, the IIJG has developed syllabi
and guidelines for university-level courses in Jewish genealogy, has
sponsored scholarly research on Jewish genealogy, and has been a
presence at international Jewish Studies conferences. An innovator and
bridge-builder, Neville Lamdan has given Jewish genealogists new
insights and tools and has underscored to the academic community the
crucial role genealogical research has to play in the study of Jewish
history and identity.

KehilaLinks (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/) has encouraged and
assisted the creation of over 600 web pages commemorating the places
where Jews have lived. The pages provide valuable information for each
community, including maps, photographs, historical accounts,
databases, links to other resources, and more. KehilaLinks pages also
serve as a networking base for people interested in these ancestral
communities. Introduced in 1996 as ShtetLinks, the project was
renamed in 2011 to reflect its inclusion of Jewish communities
throughout the world. KehilaLinks continues to grow thanks to the
tireless efforts of coordinators Susana Leistner Bloch and Barbara
Ellman; a team of volunteer webpage designers; and its many site
owners.

The Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project
< http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records>
has provided groundbreaking content for genealogical researchers.
Through the funding of Gesher Galicia and individual contributors, 19th
century Austrian land maps and landowner records are copied at
archives in Eastern Europe. These extraordinary maps, which show such
details as market squares, houses, synagogues, cemeteries, roads, and
rivers, enable family historians to visualize where and how their
ancestors lived, and the landowner records too capture details of
everyday lives not found in traditional sources. Maps are shared in
Gesher Galicia's unique online Map Room
(http://maps.geshergalicia.org/), which also features historical town,
provincial, and regional maps, Holocaust and ghetto maps, and
specialty maps. Indexed data is made available to researchers in the
free online All Galicia Database (http://search.geshergalicia.org/). In
many cases these maps and records provide the only available
documentary evidence of a family's life in a town.

Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories, published by the JGS of Toronto
(http://www.jgstoronto.ca/) in celebration of its 25th anniversary,
shares family stories, first-person narratives, and accounts of research
and discovery written by 44 of the Society's members. This 248-page
anthology spans two centuries and diverse locations to explore such
themes as immigration, the Holocaust, and life in Eastern Europe and in
new homelands. Its moving chapters illustrate the importance of
recording personal histories to enrich the details found on genealogical
documents. Effective publicity and sales of the book in a number of
retail outlets also serve to introduce the larger community to the joys
and challenges of genealogical research.

Mazel tov to the winners and many thanks to my fellow committee
members -- Henry Blumberg, Logan Kleinwaks, Kahlile Mehr, and Mark
Nicholls. A special thank you also to IAJGS board member Joel Spector
for his assistance.


Renee Stern Steinig
for the IAJGS 2013 Achievement Awards Committee


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 2013 IAJGS Achievement Award winners #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2013 IAJGS
Achievement Awards. The winners were honored at the banquet held on
Thursday evening, Aug. 8, at the 33rd IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in Boston. They were selected >from a large field
of outstanding candidates, whose achievements reflect the vitality and
diversity of our Jewish genealogy community. Many thanks to the
member societies who submitted nominations and congratulations to
all the nominees for their accomplishments.

The winners:

IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award
-- Dr. Neville Y. Lamdan

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy
via the Internet, Print or Electronic Product
-- JewishGen KehilaLinks

Outstanding Programming or Project
that Advances the Objectives of Jewish Genealogy
-- Gesher Galicia, for its Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project
and the Gesher Galicia Map Room

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS
-- Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto,
for its book, Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories

Neville Lamdan was honored for his pioneering work to establish the
International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center in
Jerusalem (http://www.iijg.org/). His vision and dedication as its
director >from 2006 to 2012 shaped the IIJG into a driving force working
to gain recognition of Jewish genealogy as an academic discipline. As a
result of Dr. Lamdan's skilled leadership, the IIJG has developed syllabi
and guidelines for university-level courses in Jewish genealogy, has
sponsored scholarly research on Jewish genealogy, and has been a
presence at international Jewish Studies conferences. An innovator and
bridge-builder, Neville Lamdan has given Jewish genealogists new
insights and tools and has underscored to the academic community the
crucial role genealogical research has to play in the study of Jewish
history and identity.

KehilaLinks (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/) has encouraged and
assisted the creation of over 600 web pages commemorating the places
where Jews have lived. The pages provide valuable information for each
community, including maps, photographs, historical accounts,
databases, links to other resources, and more. KehilaLinks pages also
serve as a networking base for people interested in these ancestral
communities. Introduced in 1996 as ShtetLinks, the project was
renamed in 2011 to reflect its inclusion of Jewish communities
throughout the world. KehilaLinks continues to grow thanks to the
tireless efforts of coordinators Susana Leistner Bloch and Barbara
Ellman; a team of volunteer webpage designers; and its many site
owners.

The Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project
< http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records>
has provided groundbreaking content for genealogical researchers.
Through the funding of Gesher Galicia and individual contributors, 19th
century Austrian land maps and landowner records are copied at
archives in Eastern Europe. These extraordinary maps, which show such
details as market squares, houses, synagogues, cemeteries, roads, and
rivers, enable family historians to visualize where and how their
ancestors lived, and the landowner records too capture details of
everyday lives not found in traditional sources. Maps are shared in
Gesher Galicia's unique online Map Room
(http://maps.geshergalicia.org/), which also features historical town,
provincial, and regional maps, Holocaust and ghetto maps, and
specialty maps. Indexed data is made available to researchers in the
free online All Galicia Database (http://search.geshergalicia.org/). In
many cases these maps and records provide the only available
documentary evidence of a family's life in a town.

Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories, published by the JGS of Toronto
(http://www.jgstoronto.ca/) in celebration of its 25th anniversary,
shares family stories, first-person narratives, and accounts of research
and discovery written by 44 of the Society's members. This 248-page
anthology spans two centuries and diverse locations to explore such
themes as immigration, the Holocaust, and life in Eastern Europe and in
new homelands. Its moving chapters illustrate the importance of
recording personal histories to enrich the details found on genealogical
documents. Effective publicity and sales of the book in a number of
retail outlets also serve to introduce the larger community to the joys
and challenges of genealogical research.

Mazel tov to the winners and many thanks to my fellow committee
members -- Henry Blumberg, Logan Kleinwaks, Kahlile Mehr, and Mark
Nicholls. A special thank you also to IAJGS board member Joel Spector
for his assistance.


Renee Stern Steinig
for the IAJGS 2013 Achievement Awards Committee


Conference in Boston #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi conference attendees,

We have at least 70 - 80 people at the conference interested in Bessarabia/Moldova and in
our Bessarabia SIG.

I want to thank all of you for active participation in the lectures, computer workshops, discussions.

Also I would like to ask you to let our group know what parts of our sessions you like most, and
what was not good... Your comments to the group or private will help us to improve in the future events.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Conference in Boston #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi conference attendees,

We have at least 70 - 80 people at the conference interested in Bessarabia/Moldova and in
our Bessarabia SIG.

I want to thank all of you for active participation in the lectures, computer workshops, discussions.

Also I would like to ask you to let our group know what parts of our sessions you like most, and
what was not good... Your comments to the group or private will help us to improve in the future events.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator


ViewMate Request - Russian #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I've posted a record in Hebrew for which I need direct translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM28078
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Many thanks and appreciation,
Howard Coupland
Leeds, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Request - Russian #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I've posted a record in Hebrew for which I need direct translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM28078
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Many thanks and appreciation,
Howard Coupland
Leeds, England


Looking for a place called Vilowitz / Vilovich / Vilovic #general

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

Shalom,

A relative, Jacob Berkowitz, wrote on his army draft application that he
came >from Vilowitz.

His brother immigrated >from Ilya / Ilja - Belarus / Lithuiania so
I assume Vilowitz is in the general area. I have not been able to find it.

Would greatly appreciate it if someone can tell me where it is.

All the best,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for a place called Vilowitz / Vilovich / Vilovic #general

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

Shalom,

A relative, Jacob Berkowitz, wrote on his army draft application that he
came >from Vilowitz.

His brother immigrated >from Ilya / Ilja - Belarus / Lithuiania so
I assume Vilowitz is in the general area. I have not been able to find it.

Would greatly appreciate it if someone can tell me where it is.

All the best,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


SELIG in USA #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,

Thanks to Jewishgen members, we have almost managed to find and
reconnect most members of our Selig family.
Thank you very much to all of you, it is really great !

However, we still search for information about any
relatives or descendents of 2 members of the family who immigrate to USA :

They are 2 sons of Hirsch SELIG and Lina
SELIG (born MAYER) >from Bischofsheim, Germany :

Fritz (Friedrich) SELIG, born March, 29 1889 in Bischofsheim, Germany
and passed away July, 26 1959 in Los Angeles.
Fritz married in 1925 in El Paso Ruth JACOBS (or JAKOBS) born in 1902.

Theodor (Teddy) SELIG born March, 23 1891 in Bischofsheim, Germany and
passed away October, 8 1955 in Los Angeles.

Theodor married in 1924 in El Paso Henrietta JACOBS (or JAKOBS) born in
1901 and who passed away in San Diego in 1997
(probably).
Theodor and Henrietta have at least one daughter : Barbara Louise (or Luise)
born in 1924.
Barbara Louise
SELIG married Robert Halley WERTHEIM born in 1922. He was an Admiral.
They lived probably in San Diego

Thank you very much in advance for any help or advice

Nicolas Grossfeld Switzerland

Searching :
GROSFELD/GROSSFELD Radom,
Ekaterinoslav, Paris
KRICHEVSKY, ALBERKHOF, Ekaterinoslav, Simferopol, Poltava
MEYER Diez an der Lahn, BAUER, SELIG,
MAYER, OPPENHEIMER, BALLIN-OPPENHEIMER Bishofsheim, Gross-Gerau, Mainz
SEIDENBERG/ZAIDENBERG, ZLOTSKY, OSSOVSKY,
ROGACHEVSKY Dnepropetrovsk, Moscow, Leningrad
GERSTEIN, ROZEN, DAVIDOVICI Paris - LEWIS (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SELIG in USA #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,

Thanks to Jewishgen members, we have almost managed to find and
reconnect most members of our Selig family.
Thank you very much to all of you, it is really great !

However, we still search for information about any
relatives or descendents of 2 members of the family who immigrate to USA :

They are 2 sons of Hirsch SELIG and Lina
SELIG (born MAYER) >from Bischofsheim, Germany :

Fritz (Friedrich) SELIG, born March, 29 1889 in Bischofsheim, Germany
and passed away July, 26 1959 in Los Angeles.
Fritz married in 1925 in El Paso Ruth JACOBS (or JAKOBS) born in 1902.

Theodor (Teddy) SELIG born March, 23 1891 in Bischofsheim, Germany and
passed away October, 8 1955 in Los Angeles.

Theodor married in 1924 in El Paso Henrietta JACOBS (or JAKOBS) born in
1901 and who passed away in San Diego in 1997
(probably).
Theodor and Henrietta have at least one daughter : Barbara Louise (or Luise)
born in 1924.
Barbara Louise
SELIG married Robert Halley WERTHEIM born in 1922. He was an Admiral.
They lived probably in San Diego

Thank you very much in advance for any help or advice

Nicolas Grossfeld Switzerland

Searching :
GROSFELD/GROSSFELD Radom,
Ekaterinoslav, Paris
KRICHEVSKY, ALBERKHOF, Ekaterinoslav, Simferopol, Poltava
MEYER Diez an der Lahn, BAUER, SELIG,
MAYER, OPPENHEIMER, BALLIN-OPPENHEIMER Bishofsheim, Gross-Gerau, Mainz
SEIDENBERG/ZAIDENBERG, ZLOTSKY, OSSOVSKY,
ROGACHEVSKY Dnepropetrovsk, Moscow, Leningrad
GERSTEIN, ROZEN, DAVIDOVICI Paris - LEWIS (UK)


Shtetl name Requests - Viewmate #general

Marcella Shames
 

Hi List

I have posted three shtetl names on Viewmate for your help in establishing
the town names. They are at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=28515
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=28514
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=28513

Please take a look and let me know what u think

Thanks

Marcella SHAMES


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetl name Requests - Viewmate #general

Marcella Shames
 

Hi List

I have posted three shtetl names on Viewmate for your help in establishing
the town names. They are at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=28515
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=28514
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=28513

Please take a look and let me know what u think

Thanks

Marcella SHAMES


Names: Raiche and Chaya Sara #general

DELAFOSSE
 

Hello to everyone,
Could you tell me if the names Raiche and Chaya Sara have the same origin.
Thank you for your response.
Cordially.
Sylvie Toder


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Names: Raiche and Chaya Sara #general

DELAFOSSE
 

Hello to everyone,
Could you tell me if the names Raiche and Chaya Sara have the same origin.
Thank you for your response.
Cordially.
Sylvie Toder


Yiddish translation on ViewMate #general

Beverly J. Rothman <beverlyjrothman@...>
 

I've posted two (2) postcards in Yiddish for which I need a loose
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM28490

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM28489

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Thank you very much.
Beverly J Rothman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish translation on ViewMate #general

Beverly J. Rothman <beverlyjrothman@...>
 

I've posted two (2) postcards in Yiddish for which I need a loose
translation. They are on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM28490

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM28489

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Thank you very much.
Beverly J Rothman


Cincinnati, Ohio help #general

Trudy Barch
 

I have searched every place I could think of for Isaac Marks and Minetta
Wise Marks.

I found they are buried at United Hebrew Cemetery, Cicinnati - Walnut
Hills. Issac death 1869 and Minnetta death 1907

They were both born in Germany - he around 1811 and her around 1805
(each document says something different)

I am trying to find 1) when they came to the United States 2) when
they got married 3) their parents name.

In the 1850 census, the oldest child was born 1837 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Trudy, Chicagoland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cincinnati, Ohio help #general

Trudy Barch
 

I have searched every place I could think of for Isaac Marks and Minetta
Wise Marks.

I found they are buried at United Hebrew Cemetery, Cicinnati - Walnut
Hills. Issac death 1869 and Minnetta death 1907

They were both born in Germany - he around 1811 and her around 1805
(each document says something different)

I am trying to find 1) when they came to the United States 2) when
they got married 3) their parents name.

In the 1850 census, the oldest child was born 1837 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Trudy, Chicagoland

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