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Vilnius Vital Records - 1919-1940 #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG has begun an exciting
new project. We will be translating the vital records for the City of
Vilnius >from 1919 to 1940.

This is a complicated time period – Vilnius was governed by Poland
during this period, but the records are held in the Lithuanian State
Historical Archives. Towards the end of the period, war had already
begun in Europe, and refugees >from many places were living in Vilnius.

I've extracted an abbreviated time line and posted it here.

http://goo.gl/z4KHsB

Because of privacy laws in the European Union, we will not be able to
translate the birth records until 100 years have passed, but we can
begin immediately working on the marriage and death records.We have
already received the first batch of records: marriage, divorce, and
death records for 1919, 1920, and 1921.These records are on our
Shutterfly website now, available to family historians who have
contributed $100 to this translation project.This data will be freely
searchable and available in the JewishGen Lithuania Database at the same
time it is made available in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database --
approximately 18 to 24 months >from LitvakSIG's receipt of the translations.

These records give proof to the diversity and vibrancy of the city of
Vilnius - the marriage and death records include people born all over
Europe. The people who were married in this period are likely to be the
same people caught up in the Holocaust.

I have posted a list of the surnames and a list of places extracted >from
these vital records in a file called “Extracted Surnames” posted at:

goo.gl/ge80Y0

If you would like to help us remember the Jews of Vilnius during the
Interwar Period, please make a contribution to this project on our
secure website at:

http://litvaksig.org/contribute

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vilnius Vital Records - 1919-1940 #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG has begun an exciting
new project. We will be translating the vital records for the City of
Vilnius >from 1919 to 1940.

This is a complicated time period – Vilnius was governed by Poland
during this period, but the records are held in the Lithuanian State
Historical Archives. Towards the end of the period, war had already
begun in Europe, and refugees >from many places were living in Vilnius.

I've extracted an abbreviated time line and posted it here.

http://goo.gl/z4KHsB

Because of privacy laws in the European Union, we will not be able to
translate the birth records until 100 years have passed, but we can
begin immediately working on the marriage and death records.We have
already received the first batch of records: marriage, divorce, and
death records for 1919, 1920, and 1921.These records are on our
Shutterfly website now, available to family historians who have
contributed $100 to this translation project.This data will be freely
searchable and available in the JewishGen Lithuania Database at the same
time it is made available in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database --
approximately 18 to 24 months >from LitvakSIG's receipt of the translations.

These records give proof to the diversity and vibrancy of the city of
Vilnius - the marriage and death records include people born all over
Europe. The people who were married in this period are likely to be the
same people caught up in the Holocaust.

I have posted a list of the surnames and a list of places extracted >from
these vital records in a file called “Extracted Surnames” posted at:

goo.gl/ge80Y0

If you would like to help us remember the Jews of Vilnius during the
Interwar Period, please make a contribution to this project on our
secure website at:

http://litvaksig.org/contribute

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group


Ellis Island Quarantine #general

Arthur Sissman
 

Hi,
Are there any searchable records available for people quarantined
at Ellis Island. I am looking for an Aunt who was quarantined in
July 1914 on arrival. I would like to determine why and when she
was released into the US. The died in Brooklyn, NY of pneumonia
during the 1918 flu epidemic.
Thanks,
Arthur


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Quarantine #general

Arthur Sissman
 

Hi,
Are there any searchable records available for people quarantined
at Ellis Island. I am looking for an Aunt who was quarantined in
July 1914 on arrival. I would like to determine why and when she
was released into the US. The died in Brooklyn, NY of pneumonia
during the 1918 flu epidemic.
Thanks,
Arthur


Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones #general

Garri Regev
 

IGRA working together with MyHeritage and BillionGraves prepared a
webinar on transcribing Hebrew tombstones using the BillionGraves
website. The webinar is in Hebrew. The slides of the presentation use
the English version of the website so even those who do not
speak/understand Hebrew can follow the slides and examples shown.

The webinar can be accessed on the IGRA website: http://wp.me/p223PF-1kt

We hope that many worldwide will join in this project to transcribe tombstones!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
www.genealogy.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones #general

Garri Regev
 

IGRA working together with MyHeritage and BillionGraves prepared a
webinar on transcribing Hebrew tombstones using the BillionGraves
website. The webinar is in Hebrew. The slides of the presentation use
the English version of the website so even those who do not
speak/understand Hebrew can follow the slides and examples shown.

The webinar can be accessed on the IGRA website: http://wp.me/p223PF-1kt

We hope that many worldwide will join in this project to transcribe tombstones!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
www.genealogy.org.il


search for Californian cousins #general

Myra Waddell
 

I have been searching for a particular cousin for about fourteen years.
Two days ago, I found that my cousin, Bertha Posner (born in England in
1928) was married in Los Angeles, California in 1952 to John La Vern
Strain.

Thanks to familysearch, I now have a copy of her marriage certificate.
I know I have the right person because it has the names of her parents
on the certificate - Max and Olga.

I then looked through some California births and found only one where
the mother's maiden name was Posner. James Arnold Strain, born 1953.

Please, if anyone knows any of these people or their descendants, ask
them to get in touch with me as I have our family tree and the family
history which I would like to share. There are many cousins, mostly in
England but some also in Australia and America, who would love to be
back in touch with our 'missing' relatives.

Myra Waddell. (born in London, England but now living in South Australia)

BORKOVSKY - Kolno, Poland; Irkutsk, Siberia; Hailar and Harbin, China;
Israel.
BORZIANSKY - Kamyanets-Podolskiy and Vinnitsa, Ukraine.
GOLDENBERG - Bucharest, Romania; Paris, France. England.
HOFFMAN - Braila and Bucharest, Romania.
UZNER/HAUSNER/OSNER/POSNER - Chotyn and Kishinev, Bessarabia/Romania.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen search for Californian cousins #general

Myra Waddell
 

I have been searching for a particular cousin for about fourteen years.
Two days ago, I found that my cousin, Bertha Posner (born in England in
1928) was married in Los Angeles, California in 1952 to John La Vern
Strain.

Thanks to familysearch, I now have a copy of her marriage certificate.
I know I have the right person because it has the names of her parents
on the certificate - Max and Olga.

I then looked through some California births and found only one where
the mother's maiden name was Posner. James Arnold Strain, born 1953.

Please, if anyone knows any of these people or their descendants, ask
them to get in touch with me as I have our family tree and the family
history which I would like to share. There are many cousins, mostly in
England but some also in Australia and America, who would love to be
back in touch with our 'missing' relatives.

Myra Waddell. (born in London, England but now living in South Australia)

BORKOVSKY - Kolno, Poland; Irkutsk, Siberia; Hailar and Harbin, China;
Israel.
BORZIANSKY - Kamyanets-Podolskiy and Vinnitsa, Ukraine.
GOLDENBERG - Bucharest, Romania; Paris, France. England.
HOFFMAN - Braila and Bucharest, Romania.
UZNER/HAUSNER/OSNER/POSNER - Chotyn and Kishinev, Bessarabia/Romania.


1939 Roznoyer Benevolent Society Dinner Photos #general

Bob Fitterman
 

My father photographed a dinner of the Roznoyer Benevolent Society
which took place 75 years ago, on November 12, 1939. I've posted the
photos at the link below. Members of the BABICH and FITTERMAN families
are present. I am unable to identify others in the photos but it
appears that there are table photos of most or all of the attendees. I
wish I knew what the particular occasion was, but unfortunately I do
not.

Photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/127850168@N06/collections/72157648081765298/

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/lbmg5gv )

Note that there are two groups of photos for the event on this page.
The grouping is only significant to me.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1939 Roznoyer Benevolent Society Dinner Photos #general

Bob Fitterman
 

My father photographed a dinner of the Roznoyer Benevolent Society
which took place 75 years ago, on November 12, 1939. I've posted the
photos at the link below. Members of the BABICH and FITTERMAN families
are present. I am unable to identify others in the photos but it
appears that there are table photos of most or all of the attendees. I
wish I knew what the particular occasion was, but unfortunately I do
not.

Photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/127850168@N06/collections/72157648081765298/

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/lbmg5gv )

Note that there are two groups of photos for the event on this page.
The grouping is only significant to me.


Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

IGRA working together with MyHeritage and BillionGraves prepared a
webinar on transcribing Hebrew tombstones using the BillionGraves
website. The webinar is in Hebrew. The slides of the presentation use
the English version of the website so even those who do not
speak/understand Hebrew can follow the slides and examples shown.

The webinar can be accessed on the IGRA website: http://wp.me/p223PF-1kt

We hope that many worldwide will join in this project to transcribe
tombstones!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
www.genealogy.org.il


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Belarus SIG #Belarus Transcribing Hebrew Tombstones #belarus

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

IGRA working together with MyHeritage and BillionGraves prepared a
webinar on transcribing Hebrew tombstones using the BillionGraves
website. The webinar is in Hebrew. The slides of the presentation use
the English version of the website so even those who do not
speak/understand Hebrew can follow the slides and examples shown.

The webinar can be accessed on the IGRA website: http://wp.me/p223PF-1kt

We hope that many worldwide will join in this project to transcribe
tombstones!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
www.genealogy.org.il


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Re: dressmaking #austria-czech

Eva Lawrence
 

Does Lorraine Bertelsen know whether her Zipper family bore any
responsibility for the invention of the zip fastener? I don't think this is
as unlikely as it may seem at first glance, remembering Mr Biro, also >from
Czechoslovakia.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


Re: Dressmaking #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I don't have apprenticeship records, but I do have some beautiful
dress designs made by my grandmother's friend Steffi HIRSCHENHAUSER,
who escaped to Sweden, I think. My grandmother bought a portfolio of
designs >from her after the war as a way to help her old friend. Now I
have them framed and on our walls and everyone who sees them loves them.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re:dressmaking #austria-czech

Eva Lawrence
 

Does Lorraine Bertelsen know whether her Zipper family bore any
responsibility for the invention of the zip fastener? I don't think this is
as unlikely as it may seem at first glance, remembering Mr Biro, also >from
Czechoslovakia.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Dressmaking #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I don't have apprenticeship records, but I do have some beautiful
dress designs made by my grandmother's friend Steffi HIRSCHENHAUSER,
who escaped to Sweden, I think. My grandmother bought a portfolio of
designs >from her after the war as a way to help her old friend. Now I
have them framed and on our walls and everyone who sees them loves them.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


JGSMI Program #general

David Goldis <d.goldis@...>
 

David Goldis
d.goldis@gmail.com

Jewish Refugees Of The Middle East
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Holocaust Memorial Center
Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI

Barbara Moretsky, President of StandWithUs-Michigan, will introduce our
speakers, Celia Romm Livermore and Sylvie Salei and the project that
began following the passage of a Law by the Knesset that will annually
designate November 30 for commemoration of the flight of Jews >from Arab
lands, Iran and North Africa.

Celia Romm Livermore is a descendant of Holocaust survivors and spent
much her early life with her family in Beer-Sheva. The experience of
living in a community dominated by Jewish immigrants >from Arab lands led
to her interest in sharing their story. After serving in the IDF, she
received a Masters Degree and eventually her PhD >from the University of
Toronto. Since 2001, Celia has been a tenured Professor of Information
Systems Management at Wayne State University.

Sylvie Salei is a Sephardic Jew who was born in Tunisia. She settled
with her family in Paris after their expulsion >from Tunis, which is
central to her story. Later, Sylvie moved to Israel, where she married
an Israeli citizen of Ashkenazi background. When Sylvie moved to
Michigan, she became a U.S. citizen. She is the owner of Sylvie's Day
Spa in Farmington Hills. Sylvie's daughter lives in New York and her
son lives in Las Vegas. She has expertise in French, Arabic and Hebrew.

Refreshments will be served
Members Free
Guests $5.00

RSVP www.jgsmi.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSMI Program #general

David Goldis <d.goldis@...>
 

David Goldis
d.goldis@gmail.com

Jewish Refugees Of The Middle East
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Holocaust Memorial Center
Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI

Barbara Moretsky, President of StandWithUs-Michigan, will introduce our
speakers, Celia Romm Livermore and Sylvie Salei and the project that
began following the passage of a Law by the Knesset that will annually
designate November 30 for commemoration of the flight of Jews >from Arab
lands, Iran and North Africa.

Celia Romm Livermore is a descendant of Holocaust survivors and spent
much her early life with her family in Beer-Sheva. The experience of
living in a community dominated by Jewish immigrants >from Arab lands led
to her interest in sharing their story. After serving in the IDF, she
received a Masters Degree and eventually her PhD >from the University of
Toronto. Since 2001, Celia has been a tenured Professor of Information
Systems Management at Wayne State University.

Sylvie Salei is a Sephardic Jew who was born in Tunisia. She settled
with her family in Paris after their expulsion >from Tunis, which is
central to her story. Later, Sylvie moved to Israel, where she married
an Israeli citizen of Ashkenazi background. When Sylvie moved to
Michigan, she became a U.S. citizen. She is the owner of Sylvie's Day
Spa in Farmington Hills. Sylvie's daughter lives in New York and her
son lives in Las Vegas. She has expertise in French, Arabic and Hebrew.

Refreshments will be served
Members Free
Guests $5.00

RSVP www.jgsmi.org


Press Release - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Program: "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust" #general

events@...
 

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters in the book Out of
Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust will speak at the Sunday,
Oct. 26, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.
The presentation, led by JGSI member Walter Reed, who was a hidden child
and contributed a chapter in the book, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple
Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, Ill.

Polish-born Ida Kersz of Skokie and her twin brother, Adam Paluch of
Mundelein, will relate their years-long search for each other; and
Sheila Gerber, of Wilmette and born in Kaunas, Lithuania, will tell her
discovery that her 'father' was really her uncle. Each will relate how
being hidden and saved meant that they had to re-create their past and
search for family members after the Holocaust. The authors will answer
questions after the presentation.

Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, published by
Northwestern University Press, is a compilation of the gripping personal
survival stories of 24 Chicago-area residents, all members of the Hidden
Children of Chicago organization.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins. For more information, visit
http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Press Release - Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Program: "Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust" #general

events@...
 

A panel of Chicago-area residents who wrote chapters in the book Out of
Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust will speak at the Sunday,
Oct. 26, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.
The presentation, led by JGSI member Walter Reed, who was a hidden child
and contributed a chapter in the book, will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple
Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, Ill.

Polish-born Ida Kersz of Skokie and her twin brother, Adam Paluch of
Mundelein, will relate their years-long search for each other; and
Sheila Gerber, of Wilmette and born in Kaunas, Lithuania, will tell her
discovery that her 'father' was really her uncle. Each will relate how
being hidden and saved meant that they had to re-create their past and
search for family members after the Holocaust. The authors will answer
questions after the presentation.

Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, published by
Northwestern University Press, is a compilation of the gripping personal
survival stories of 24 Chicago-area residents, all members of the Hidden
Children of Chicago organization.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library
materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical
questions before the main program begins. For more information, visit
http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

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