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A BOOK PROMOTION: THE JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello everyone after an awfully long time. I hope that I am permitted to announce
a book that I have just written.

I have just published a book about the migration of the Jews to South Africa. It
is called "EXODUS TO AFRICA" It summarises and also, I hope, makes some sense of
the genealogical and other family research that I have been doing over the years.

Here is what it is about:
from Mosenthal to Mandela ... a FRESH look at the story of the Jews in South
Africa. Jewish migration to South Africa began as a trickle at the beginning of
the 19th century and became an exodus by its end. Always a minority in the
European population of what eventually became South Africa, the Jews who
emigrated there >from Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries have played a
disproportionately large role in the country's development. Often escaping >from
repression and hostility in Europe, they arrived in a country which was no
stranger to oppression.

from the jail-breaker to the soap-maker who became Senator; >from the dentist who
made noodles in Cape Town to a man imprisoned for defying apartheid: Adam Yamey
tracks the story of Jewish settlement in South Africa, illustrating it with the
stories of members of his family to exemplify landmarks and trends in this
fascinating history.

The paperback version is available on

http://www.lulu.com/shop/adam-yamey/exodus-to-africa/paperback/product-22211302.html

and on Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/EXODUS-AFRICA-Adam-Yamey-ebook/dp/B00ZC2Z5BK/

Best wishes >from Adam YAMEY, London, UK

PS If you wish to write to me, please use adamandlopa@hotmail.com


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JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #southafrica

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
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Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
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South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica A BOOK PROMOTION: THE JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA #southafrica

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Hello everyone after an awfully long time. I hope that I am permitted to announce
a book that I have just written.

I have just published a book about the migration of the Jews to South Africa. It
is called "EXODUS TO AFRICA" It summarises and also, I hope, makes some sense of
the genealogical and other family research that I have been doing over the years.

Here is what it is about:
from Mosenthal to Mandela ... a FRESH look at the story of the Jews in South
Africa. Jewish migration to South Africa began as a trickle at the beginning of
the 19th century and became an exodus by its end. Always a minority in the
European population of what eventually became South Africa, the Jews who
emigrated there >from Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries have played a
disproportionately large role in the country's development. Often escaping >from
repression and hostility in Europe, they arrived in a country which was no
stranger to oppression.

from the jail-breaker to the soap-maker who became Senator; >from the dentist who
made noodles in Cape Town to a man imprisoned for defying apartheid: Adam Yamey
tracks the story of Jewish settlement in South Africa, illustrating it with the
stories of members of his family to exemplify landmarks and trends in this
fascinating history.

The paperback version is available on

http://www.lulu.com/shop/adam-yamey/exodus-to-africa/paperback/product-22211302.html

and on Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/EXODUS-AFRICA-Adam-Yamey-ebook/dp/B00ZC2Z5BK/

Best wishes >from Adam YAMEY, London, UK

PS If you wish to write to me, please use adamandlopa@hotmail.com


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South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #southafrica

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
past 12 months. It is now open for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

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Talk for S African Litvaks #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

If you are in the Herzlia, Israel area on Sunday night, 5 July, don't miss this
presentation at Beth Protea at 7:30pm:

Exploring our Roots: Back to the Shtetl

A virtual heritage tour and contemporary photographic journey to unlock
the mysteries of Jewish life in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.

Discover how to share your family stories and cultural yiddishkeit.


For more details, visit:

http://www.telfed.org.il/elirab_bethProtea_2015

Regards


Eli Rabinowitz

Perth, Australia
elirab.me


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Talk for S African Litvaks #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

If you are in the Herzlia, Israel area on Sunday night, 5 July, don't miss this
presentation at Beth Protea at 7:30pm:

Exploring our Roots: Back to the Shtetl

A virtual heritage tour and contemporary photographic journey to unlock
the mysteries of Jewish life in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.

Discover how to share your family stories and cultural yiddishkeit.


For more details, visit:

http://www.telfed.org.il/elirab_bethProtea_2015

Regards


Eli Rabinowitz

Perth, Australia
elirab.me


JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
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This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
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Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

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JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
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Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
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Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #courland #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
past 12 months. It is now open for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@interserv.com


(US) New England Historic Genealogical Society Offers Free Access of its Great Migration Databases July 1- 8 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those who have ancestors in the U.S. during the Great Migration the New
England Historic Genealogical Society (NEGHS) is offering free access to
those databases, July 1-July 8.
http://www.americanancestors.org/specials/fourth-of-july.

The Great Migration Study Project compiled comprehensive genealogical and
biographical accounts of every person who settled in New England between
1620 and 1640. This accounts for about 20,000 men, women and children who
crossed the Atlantic to settle in New England. You need register as a guest
user at http://www.americanancestors.org/join/?reg-type=free

I have no affiliation with the NEGHS and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA (US) New England Historic Genealogical Society Offers Free Access of its Great Migration Databases July 1- 8 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those who have ancestors in the U.S. during the Great Migration the New
England Historic Genealogical Society (NEGHS) is offering free access to
those databases, July 1-July 8.
http://www.americanancestors.org/specials/fourth-of-july.

The Great Migration Study Project compiled comprehensive genealogical and
biographical accounts of every person who settled in New England between
1620 and 1640. This accounts for about 20,000 men, women and children who
crossed the Atlantic to settle in New England. You need register as a guest
user at http://www.americanancestors.org/join/?reg-type=free

I have no affiliation with the NEGHS and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Searching for descendants of Simon and Jenny Bonem from Wawern (Saar) #germany

Roger Lustig
 

The death records of both Simon and Jenny are available >from the NYC
archives (or >from LDS films). There are no entries for a marriage.

The 1920 census indicates that Simon arrived in 1897, Jenny in 1893.
They had two sons. The 1930 census indicates that they were married ca.
1903. It also gives earlier dates for their immigration. So they would
seem to have married, but not in NYC--or that their marriage record was
poorly indexed.

All 3 censuses, plus the 1915 and 1925 New York State censuses, mention
their two sons, too. Check familysearch.org and/or ancestry.com for most
of this information.

-----
RogerUpdate (Roger takes his own advice and checks FamilySearch):

familysearch.org's index of NYC marriages has Simon BONEM and Jenny
LAMENSTEIN (better check that one--no such surname in Menk) marrying on
21 Jun 1903. Their parents are listed there too. (The
italiangen.org/Steve Morse version has Simon BANEM and Fennie LOWENSTEIN.)

Jennie BONEM's death record says her father's name was Heinrich
LOWENSTEIN. I don't find anyone like that living in NY in those years,
nor anyone to match Simon's parents, so I suspect that both of them
immigrated alone.

PS to Suzanne: your mailbox may be full.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 6/29/2015 4:29 AM, Suzanne Mayer Tarica suzetarica@verizon.net wrote:
My friend Pascale Eberhard >from Wawern is doing research to write a book about
the Jewish community of Wawern before its destruction. She is looking for information
on Simon BONEM, born October 5, 1875 in Wawern (Saar, 18 km southwest of Trier)
and his wife Jenny BONEM. Simon died September 9, 1931 in New York and Jenny died
on February 26, 1942. They are both buried in Mount Judah Cemetery in New York.
It is believed that they were both naturalized US citizens in 1922 and that they lived
at 249 E. 79th Street, NY.

Would anyone be able to confirm the above mentioned information?
Does anyone know why Simon BONEM emigrated?
Where does Jenny BONEM come from? Did she meet Simon before or after emigrating?
Where and who are their descendants and can they help complete the family history
with documents, photos etc...?


German SIG #Germany Re: Searching for descendants of Simon and Jenny Bonem from Wawern (Saar) #germany

Roger Lustig
 

The death records of both Simon and Jenny are available >from the NYC
archives (or >from LDS films). There are no entries for a marriage.

The 1920 census indicates that Simon arrived in 1897, Jenny in 1893.
They had two sons. The 1930 census indicates that they were married ca.
1903. It also gives earlier dates for their immigration. So they would
seem to have married, but not in NYC--or that their marriage record was
poorly indexed.

All 3 censuses, plus the 1915 and 1925 New York State censuses, mention
their two sons, too. Check familysearch.org and/or ancestry.com for most
of this information.

-----
RogerUpdate (Roger takes his own advice and checks FamilySearch):

familysearch.org's index of NYC marriages has Simon BONEM and Jenny
LAMENSTEIN (better check that one--no such surname in Menk) marrying on
21 Jun 1903. Their parents are listed there too. (The
italiangen.org/Steve Morse version has Simon BANEM and Fennie LOWENSTEIN.)

Jennie BONEM's death record says her father's name was Heinrich
LOWENSTEIN. I don't find anyone like that living in NY in those years,
nor anyone to match Simon's parents, so I suspect that both of them
immigrated alone.

PS to Suzanne: your mailbox may be full.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research coordinator, GerSIG

On 6/29/2015 4:29 AM, Suzanne Mayer Tarica suzetarica@verizon.net wrote:
My friend Pascale Eberhard >from Wawern is doing research to write a book about
the Jewish community of Wawern before its destruction. She is looking for information
on Simon BONEM, born October 5, 1875 in Wawern (Saar, 18 km southwest of Trier)
and his wife Jenny BONEM. Simon died September 9, 1931 in New York and Jenny died
on February 26, 1942. They are both buried in Mount Judah Cemetery in New York.
It is believed that they were both naturalized US citizens in 1922 and that they lived
at 249 E. 79th Street, NY.

Would anyone be able to confirm the above mentioned information?
Does anyone know why Simon BONEM emigrated?
Where does Jenny BONEM come from? Did she meet Simon before or after emigrating?
Where and who are their descendants and can they help complete the family history
with documents, photos etc...?


Bessarabia Vital Records project #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

You probably all know about the oldest Bessarabia project - Bessarabia Vital
Records. You also may know a person who dedicated a lot of time and energy
on it - Robert (Bob) Wascou (z''l).
We all grateful to Bob, and will always remember him, and also thankful to a
very large group of translators >from Russian and Hebrew-Yiddish who helped
to index more than 160,000 records!

I have started to work with Bob about 10 or more years ago. Many of you
found Birth records, or Marriage records or Death records of our ancestors.
I did too, >from Birth records of great grandfather of 1866 to several other
records of my relatives.

Now, I am trying to finish what Bob started. There are not many sets
records left, but our goal is to complete the whole project. In the
Introduction to the Bessarabia Vital Records I saw 4 sets of records not
completed, but there are possible more.

I know also that couple of years ago Bob sent last assignments to his team,
but after that was ill, and the assignments were not done. I met one person
who got one of last assignments and he submitted to me all the images for
the assignment and also parts which he completed. That is a good start.

I am asking other people who worked with Bob contact me and let me know of
all sets which were not completed yet, and if you worked with Bob, and still
have microfilms with Bessarabia Vital records, please let me know too.

I am looking forward to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia Vital Records project #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

You probably all know about the oldest Bessarabia project - Bessarabia Vital
Records. You also may know a person who dedicated a lot of time and energy
on it - Robert (Bob) Wascou (z''l).
We all grateful to Bob, and will always remember him, and also thankful to a
very large group of translators >from Russian and Hebrew-Yiddish who helped
to index more than 160,000 records!

I have started to work with Bob about 10 or more years ago. Many of you
found Birth records, or Marriage records or Death records of our ancestors.
I did too, >from Birth records of great grandfather of 1866 to several other
records of my relatives.

Now, I am trying to finish what Bob started. There are not many sets
records left, but our goal is to complete the whole project. In the
Introduction to the Bessarabia Vital Records I saw 4 sets of records not
completed, but there are possible more.

I know also that couple of years ago Bob sent last assignments to his team,
but after that was ill, and the assignments were not done. I met one person
who got one of last assignments and he submitted to me all the images for
the assignment and also parts which he completed. That is a good start.

I am asking other people who worked with Bob contact me and let me know of
all sets which were not completed yet, and if you worked with Bob, and still
have microfilms with Bessarabia Vital records, please let me know too.

I am looking forward to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia Vital Records project #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

You probably all know about the oldest Bessarabia project - Bessarabia Vital
Records. You also may know a person who dedicated a lot of time and energy
on it - Robert (Bob) Wascou (z''l).
We all grateful to Bob, and will always remember him, and also thankful to a
very large group of translators >from Russian and Hebrew-Yiddish who helped
to index more than 160,000 records!

I have started to work with Bob about 10 or more years ago. Many of you
found Birth records, or Marriage records or Death records of our ancestors.
I did too, >from Birth records of great grandfather of 1866 to several other
records of my relatives.

Now, I am trying to finish what Bob started. There are not many sets
records left, but our goal is to complete the whole project. In the
Introduction to the Bessarabia Vital Records I saw 4 sets of records not
completed, but there are possible more.

I know also that couple of years ago Bob sent last assignments to his team,
but after that was ill, and the assignments were not done. I met one person
who got one of last assignments and he submitted to me all the images for
the assignment and also parts which he completed. That is a good start.

I am asking other people who worked with Bob contact me and let me know of
all sets which were not completed yet, and if you worked with Bob, and still
have microfilms with Bessarabia Vital records, please let me know too.

I am looking forward to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Romania SIG #Romania Bessarabia Vital Records project #romania

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

You probably all know about the oldest Bessarabia project - Bessarabia Vital
Records. You also may know a person who dedicated a lot of time and energy
on it - Robert (Bob) Wascou (z''l).
We all grateful to Bob, and will always remember him, and also thankful to a
very large group of translators >from Russian and Hebrew-Yiddish who helped
to index more than 160,000 records!

I have started to work with Bob about 10 or more years ago. Many of you
found Birth records, or Marriage records or Death records of our ancestors.
I did too, >from Birth records of great grandfather of 1866 to several other
records of my relatives.

Now, I am trying to finish what Bob started. There are not many sets
records left, but our goal is to complete the whole project. In the
Introduction to the Bessarabia Vital Records I saw 4 sets of records not
completed, but there are possible more.

I know also that couple of years ago Bob sent last assignments to his team,
but after that was ill, and the assignments were not done. I met one person
who got one of last assignments and he submitted to me all the images for
the assignment and also parts which he completed. That is a good start.

I am asking other people who worked with Bob contact me and let me know of
all sets which were not completed yet, and if you worked with Bob, and still
have microfilms with Bessarabia Vital records, please let me know too.

I am looking forward to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
past 12 months. It is now open for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@interserv.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
past 12 months. It is now open for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@interserv.com


Translation request ViewMate- Russian #belarus

Sfingold
 

Hi, I found pages of testimony submitted for some cousins who died in
Pleschinitsy, Belarus October, 1941. If you speak Russian and can help
translate some text, please go to

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM41013

and take a look at Field 15 and the text at the bottom of the page.
These are the 2 areas I need help with.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you!

Sharon Fingold
sfingold@sbcglobal.net=


Belarus SIG #Belarus Translation request ViewMate- Russian #belarus

Sfingold
 

Hi, I found pages of testimony submitted for some cousins who died in
Pleschinitsy, Belarus October, 1941. If you speak Russian and can help
translate some text, please go to

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM41013

and take a look at Field 15 and the text at the bottom of the page.
These are the 2 areas I need help with.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you!

Sharon Fingold
sfingold@sbcglobal.net=

98441 - 98460 of 668820