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JewishGen Success! Stories #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

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 the JewishGen website, or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Judy Simon connects with previously unknown cousins
through the JewishGen Family Finder, and learns that she
is related to the prominent sculptor, Simon Moselsio.

Marla Raucher Osborn was curious about her grandmother's
aunt, Jete Horn. Her research takes surprising twists
and turns -- and eventually leads her to Israel.

Barbara Lichtman Tayar recently learned her Latvian
great-grandmother's surname was Hummel -- a name she
hadn't heard before.
Through the JewishGen Family Finder, Barbara connects
with cousins >from the around the world.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers --
Nancy Siegel, Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster.
We think you will be moved by these stories, and we
encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at: < success@... >.

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


JewishGen Success! Stories #latvia

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 the JewishGen website, or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Judy Simon connects with previously unknown cousins
through the JewishGen Family Finder, and learns that she
is related to the prominent sculptor, Simon Moselsio.

Marla Raucher Osborn was curious about her grandmother's
aunt, Jete Horn. Her research takes surprising twists
and turns -- and eventually leads her to Israel.

Barbara Lichtman Tayar recently learned her Latvian
great-grandmother's surname was Hummel -- a name she
hadn't heard before.
Through the JewishGen Family Finder, Barbara connects
with cousins >from the around the world.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers --
Nancy Siegel, Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster.
We think you will be moved by these stories, and we
encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at: < success@... >.

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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen Success! Stories #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

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 the JewishGen website, or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Judy Simon connects with previously unknown cousins
through the JewishGen Family Finder, and learns that she
is related to the prominent sculptor, Simon Moselsio.

Marla Raucher Osborn was curious about her grandmother's
aunt, Jete Horn. Her research takes surprising twists
and turns -- and eventually leads her to Israel.

Barbara Lichtman Tayar recently learned her Latvian
great-grandmother's surname was Hummel -- a name she
hadn't heard before.
Through the JewishGen Family Finder, Barbara connects
with cousins >from the around the world.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers --
Nancy Siegel, Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster.
We think you will be moved by these stories, and we
encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at: < success@... >.

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


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen Success! Stories #latvia

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 the JewishGen website, or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Judy Simon connects with previously unknown cousins
through the JewishGen Family Finder, and learns that she
is related to the prominent sculptor, Simon Moselsio.

Marla Raucher Osborn was curious about her grandmother's
aunt, Jete Horn. Her research takes surprising twists
and turns -- and eventually leads her to Israel.

Barbara Lichtman Tayar recently learned her Latvian
great-grandmother's surname was Hummel -- a name she
hadn't heard before.
Through the JewishGen Family Finder, Barbara connects
with cousins >from the around the world.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers --
Nancy Siegel, Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster.
We think you will be moved by these stories, and we
encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at: < success@... >.

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


"No Place on Earth" - The History Channel - Saturday, April 26 - A Holocaust survival story #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The documentary film, "No Place on Earth," which tells the true story
of 38 Jews >from the area of Borschiv (formerly Galicia and Poland,
today Ukraine) who hid in caves for 511 days to escape the Nazis
during WWII, will air on the History Channel on Saturday, April 26, at
6:00PM ET/PT.

More info here:

http://tinyurl.com/noplaceonearth

The remarkable true story of "No Place on Earth" starts out as a
mystery. While exploring some of the longest caves in the world in
southwestern Ukraine in the 1990s, American caver Chris Nicola
stumbled onto unusual objects... an antique ladies shoe and comb,
old buttons, an old world key. Was the vague rumor true, that some
Jews had hid in this cave during WWII and if so, had any survived to
tell their tale? Chris used the resources of JewishGen to assist him in
discovering the identities of the cave dwellers. Sixty seven years
later, Chris leads four of the survivors back to Ukraine to say thank
you to "the cave."

Chris has spoken at JGS programs and the IAJGS conference about
this remarkable story (also in book form "The Secret of Priests
Grotto") and the film is well worth seeing. Although it has screened
around the country and at film festivals, I think this is the first
television airing.

The film's website is here:

http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com

Note that Jeff Field, the son of JewishGen's former research VP, Joyce
Field, is one of the film's executive producers.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

MODERATOR NOTE: For those seeing this message after 6 p.m. or
unable to view the film then... Watch here for news of additional
screenings: http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com/the-film/news/ .


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "No Place on Earth" - The History Channel - Saturday, April 26 - A Holocaust survival story #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

The documentary film, "No Place on Earth," which tells the true story
of 38 Jews >from the area of Borschiv (formerly Galicia and Poland,
today Ukraine) who hid in caves for 511 days to escape the Nazis
during WWII, will air on the History Channel on Saturday, April 26, at
6:00PM ET/PT.

More info here:

http://tinyurl.com/noplaceonearth

The remarkable true story of "No Place on Earth" starts out as a
mystery. While exploring some of the longest caves in the world in
southwestern Ukraine in the 1990s, American caver Chris Nicola
stumbled onto unusual objects... an antique ladies shoe and comb,
old buttons, an old world key. Was the vague rumor true, that some
Jews had hid in this cave during WWII and if so, had any survived to
tell their tale? Chris used the resources of JewishGen to assist him in
discovering the identities of the cave dwellers. Sixty seven years
later, Chris leads four of the survivors back to Ukraine to say thank
you to "the cave."

Chris has spoken at JGS programs and the IAJGS conference about
this remarkable story (also in book form "The Secret of Priests
Grotto") and the film is well worth seeing. Although it has screened
around the country and at film festivals, I think this is the first
television airing.

The film's website is here:

http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com

Note that Jeff Field, the son of JewishGen's former research VP, Joyce
Field, is one of the film's executive producers.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

MODERATOR NOTE: For those seeing this message after 6 p.m. or
unable to view the film then... Watch here for news of additional
screenings: http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com/the-film/news/ .


Updated records from Tarnow #galicia

Howard Fink <HowGen@...>
 

I am very happy to announce that the Tarnow records in JRI-Poland's
database have been updated. We have gone back through the contents
of LDS microfilm 742702:

Births 1808-1849
Deaths 1808-1855

These are the earliest years for which we have vital records >from
Tarnow. They consist of over 15,000 records, including about 350 that
were not in our previous index. In addition to correcting mistakes in
the previous index we also added links to high quality digital images of
each record, at the Polish National Digital Archives web site. Now when
you search the database at jri-poland.org these records will each have
a 'View Image' control to click on that will bring you to the exact image
containing that record.

Keep in mind that the NDA web site can sometimes be slow, so please
be patient when waiting for the image to be displayed. Also keep in
mind that most images contain two pages, so that if you do not see
your record it may be that you have to pan over the right hand side of
the image to see your record. In order to do this you click and drag the
gray box in the small Preview window.

Thank you Meryl, Smadar, Mady, Judy and Seth for volunteering to work
on this project. Thanks also must go to the Polish Archives for making
these images available to view and download for free.

Before anyone asks me about later years, the images of records >from
those years are not yet online, and we do not know when they will
become available.

Howard Fink
Tarnow Archives Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Updated records from Tarnow #galicia

Howard Fink <HowGen@...>
 

I am very happy to announce that the Tarnow records in JRI-Poland's
database have been updated. We have gone back through the contents
of LDS microfilm 742702:

Births 1808-1849
Deaths 1808-1855

These are the earliest years for which we have vital records >from
Tarnow. They consist of over 15,000 records, including about 350 that
were not in our previous index. In addition to correcting mistakes in
the previous index we also added links to high quality digital images of
each record, at the Polish National Digital Archives web site. Now when
you search the database at jri-poland.org these records will each have
a 'View Image' control to click on that will bring you to the exact image
containing that record.

Keep in mind that the NDA web site can sometimes be slow, so please
be patient when waiting for the image to be displayed. Also keep in
mind that most images contain two pages, so that if you do not see
your record it may be that you have to pan over the right hand side of
the image to see your record. In order to do this you click and drag the
gray box in the small Preview window.

Thank you Meryl, Smadar, Mady, Judy and Seth for volunteering to work
on this project. Thanks also must go to the Polish Archives for making
these images available to view and download for free.

Before anyone asks me about later years, the images of records >from
those years are not yet online, and we do not know when they will
become available.

Howard Fink
Tarnow Archives Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Success! Stories #unitedkingdom

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 the JewishGen website, or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Judy Simon connects with previously unknown cousins
through the JewishGen Family Finder, and learns that she
is related to the prominent sculptor, Simon Moselsio.

Marla Raucher Osborn was curious about her grandmother's
aunt, Jete Horn. Her research takes surprising twists
and turns -- and eventually leads her to Israel.

Barbara Lichtman Tayar recently learned her Latvian
great-grandmother's surname was Hummel -- a name she
hadn't heard before.
Through the JewishGen Family Finder, Barbara connects
with cousins >from the around the world.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers --
Nancy Siegel, Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster.
We think you will be moved by these stories, and we
encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at: < success@... >.

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


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JewishGen Success! Stories #unitedkingdom

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 the JewishGen website, or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Judy Simon connects with previously unknown cousins
through the JewishGen Family Finder, and learns that she
is related to the prominent sculptor, Simon Moselsio.

Marla Raucher Osborn was curious about her grandmother's
aunt, Jete Horn. Her research takes surprising twists
and turns -- and eventually leads her to Israel.

Barbara Lichtman Tayar recently learned her Latvian
great-grandmother's surname was Hummel -- a name she
hadn't heard before.
Through the JewishGen Family Finder, Barbara connects
with cousins >from the around the world.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers --
Nancy Siegel, Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster.
We think you will be moved by these stories, and we
encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at: < success@... >.

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


Family Bible #unitedkingdom

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends -

I possess a small (almost pocket sized) Bible, King James
version, containing both old and new testaments.

The front page states that it was given by the Mennonite
central committee of the USA and Canada, through the World's
committee of the YMCA War Prisoner's Aid.

I always understood that it was given to my uncle, a refugee
in England >from Vienna, when he joined the British army in
1941. The other possibly that occurs to me is that he was
given it when he was interned on the Isle of Man in 1940/41.

Can anyone make any suggestions? There are no names or
identifying information in the book, apart >from the above.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Family Bible #unitedkingdom

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends -

I possess a small (almost pocket sized) Bible, King James
version, containing both old and new testaments.

The front page states that it was given by the Mennonite
central committee of the USA and Canada, through the World's
committee of the YMCA War Prisoner's Aid.

I always understood that it was given to my uncle, a refugee
in England >from Vienna, when he joined the British army in
1941. The other possibly that occurs to me is that he was
given it when he was interned on the Isle of Man in 1940/41.

Can anyone make any suggestions? There are no names or
identifying information in the book, apart >from the above.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Re: warszawa digest: April 23, 2014 #warsaw #poland

mantopolski1@...
 

Warsaw was never a part of the Austrian-Hungerian empire.

Since the third partition of Poland in 1795 until 1807 Warsaw was a part of
Southern Prussia. >from 1807 till 1918 Warsaw was a part of Russian empire.
Since 1918 (except for the German occupation in 1939 - 1945) Warsaw has
been a part and capital of independent Poland.

Gubernia was a large administarative unit in the Russian empire headed by
Gubernator ( Governer).

Mlawa and Plock are towns. Mlawa is about 60 miles NW of Warsaw, Plock about
60 miles West of Warsaw.

Joselevitch in (Polish Joselewicz ) was a Jew, Polish national hero :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berek_Joselewicz

Michael Antopolski
mantopolski1@...




Subject: Gloria Golden
From: bgdr529@...
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:41:13 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi,

I'm confused. I saw the email about Warsaw as part of the
Austian-Hungarian empire, part of the Warsaw Gubernia. I'm thinking that I
may be looking in the wrong place for my Goldstein ancestors. I know they
came >from Mlawa, Plotsk/Plock, Warsaw Gubernia. I have been searching for
years and think I'm missing something.
The whole family called themselves Goldstein. Great-grandmother's maiden
name was Kohn or Joselevitch.
I thought they were part of the Russian
Empire. I know given names. Any ideas. Gloria Golden
Sent >from my iPhone
----------------------------------------------------------------------


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland RE: warszawa digest: April 23, 2014 #poland #warsaw

mantopolski1@...
 

Warsaw was never a part of the Austrian-Hungerian empire.

Since the third partition of Poland in 1795 until 1807 Warsaw was a part of
Southern Prussia. >from 1807 till 1918 Warsaw was a part of Russian empire.
Since 1918 (except for the German occupation in 1939 - 1945) Warsaw has
been a part and capital of independent Poland.

Gubernia was a large administarative unit in the Russian empire headed by
Gubernator ( Governer).

Mlawa and Plock are towns. Mlawa is about 60 miles NW of Warsaw, Plock about
60 miles West of Warsaw.

Joselevitch in (Polish Joselewicz ) was a Jew, Polish national hero :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berek_Joselewicz

Michael Antopolski
mantopolski1@...




Subject: Gloria Golden
From: bgdr529@...
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:41:13 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi,

I'm confused. I saw the email about Warsaw as part of the
Austian-Hungarian empire, part of the Warsaw Gubernia. I'm thinking that I
may be looking in the wrong place for my Goldstein ancestors. I know they
came >from Mlawa, Plotsk/Plock, Warsaw Gubernia. I have been searching for
years and think I'm missing something.
The whole family called themselves Goldstein. Great-grandmother's maiden
name was Kohn or Joselevitch.
I thought they were part of the Russian
Empire. I know given names. Any ideas. Gloria Golden
Sent >from my iPhone
----------------------------------------------------------------------


The last five photos for Liza BARSKA FISZER - SHORT YIDDISH TRANSLATION NEEDED #warsaw #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

My grandmother Liza BARSKA FISZER/FISCHER was an actress in the Yiddish
Theatre, mainly in Warsaw. I am now posting the last five of ten photo
versos hoping for a translation that may give the name of the play and/or the
character she played.

They are on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33254

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33253

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33252

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33251

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33250



Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland The last five photos for Liza BARSKA FISZER - SHORT YIDDISH TRANSLATION NEEDED #warsaw #poland

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

My grandmother Liza BARSKA FISZER/FISCHER was an actress in the Yiddish
Theatre, mainly in Warsaw. I am now posting the last five of ten photo
versos hoping for a translation that may give the name of the play and/or the
character she played.

They are on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33254

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33253

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33252

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33251

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33250



Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you so very much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Re: Help with given name "Szime" #general

davestra@ymail.com <davestra@...>
 

One way to find Szime's American name might be to track down the
death certificates of her children, since death certificates often
include the names of the parents.

D Strausfeld

<Lauren Johnson-Semmel wrote:
I would appreciate some insight into what the Hebrew name "Szime" might 
translate to. Three births certificates list my Hungarian great grandfather, 
Ignatz (Nathan) FRIEDMAN's first wife as Szime. However I am searching
for a manifest to New York for Szime FRIEDMAN around 1892 and have not been 
able to find anything. >


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Help with given name "Szime" #general

davestra@ymail.com <davestra@...>
 

One way to find Szime's American name might be to track down the
death certificates of her children, since death certificates often
include the names of the parents.

D Strausfeld

<Lauren Johnson-Semmel wrote:
I would appreciate some insight into what the Hebrew name "Szime" might 
translate to. Three births certificates list my Hungarian great grandfather, 
Ignatz (Nathan) FRIEDMAN's first wife as Szime. However I am searching
for a manifest to New York for Szime FRIEDMAN around 1892 and have not been 
able to find anything. >


(US) Travel Channel To Air a New Genealogy Series: Find My Past #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Travel Channel (US) announced several new series, one is genealogical:
Find My Past.

The ten episodes will run 30-minutes. No date for when this premieres
has yet been announced. According to the network, "it uncovers our
personal connections to history's most extraordinary events. ... Each
individual will get a chance to walk in their ancestors' footsteps ..." - and
it travels worldwide. "In the end everything is revealed, and the
historical impact of their ancestors' lives will come into clear and
striking focus."

The series is produced by the same company in the UK that produces a
television program there of the same name. To read more go to:
http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/travel-channel-upfront-series/

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogical Newsletter for
informing us about this new genealogical series.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Travel Channel To Air a New Genealogy Series: Find My Past #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Travel Channel (US) announced several new series, one is genealogical:
Find My Past.

The ten episodes will run 30-minutes. No date for when this premieres
has yet been announced. According to the network, "it uncovers our
personal connections to history's most extraordinary events. ... Each
individual will get a chance to walk in their ancestors' footsteps ..." - and
it travels worldwide. "In the end everything is revealed, and the
historical impact of their ancestors' lives will come into clear and
striking focus."

The series is produced by the same company in the UK that produces a
television program there of the same name. To read more go to:
http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/travel-channel-upfront-series/

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogical Newsletter for
informing us about this new genealogical series.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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