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(US) Request for Comments on Publication 100 - Limited Access Death Master File #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have previously posted on this discussion list about the pending
regulations by the US Department of Commerce's Notice of Proposed Rule
Making on the Limited Access to the Death Master File which many of us know
as the commercial version the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

The IAJGS received the following notice >from the US Department of Commerce,
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) for comments on the "Limited
Access Death Master File Certification Program Publication 100: Information
Security Guidelines for Use and Protection" available at
http://www.ntis.gov/assets/pdf/NTIS-DMFsecurityGuidelinesv14.pdf . Please
send comments to jhounsell@ntis.gov

This is a 55-page document that those who plan to apply for or are not able
to apply for certification due to the financial and security constraints in
the proposed rule should read.

Due to JewishGen's policy on non-advocacy postings to learn more read the
past postings on the Death Master File Proposed Limited Access Regulations
go to the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives at: -
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ You must be a
registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Request for Comments on Publication 100 - Limited Access Death Master File #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have previously posted on this discussion list about the pending
regulations by the US Department of Commerce's Notice of Proposed Rule
Making on the Limited Access to the Death Master File which many of us know
as the commercial version the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

The IAJGS received the following notice >from the US Department of Commerce,
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) for comments on the "Limited
Access Death Master File Certification Program Publication 100: Information
Security Guidelines for Use and Protection" available at
http://www.ntis.gov/assets/pdf/NTIS-DMFsecurityGuidelinesv14.pdf . Please
send comments to jhounsell@ntis.gov

This is a 55-page document that those who plan to apply for or are not able
to apply for certification due to the financial and security constraints in
the proposed rule should read.

Due to JewishGen's policy on non-advocacy postings to learn more read the
past postings on the Death Master File Proposed Limited Access Regulations
go to the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives at: -
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ You must be a
registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Canada) Library and Archives Canada Takes Steps To Open Government Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Access restrictions >from over 10 million pages of government records have
been lifted and are now open to the public at Library and Archives Canada
(LAC). These records include records about Canada's participation in the two
world wars, trade relations and the 1967 Confederation centennial
celebration. This is part of Canada's government transparency. In addition,
LAC has begun digitizing the service files of the men and women of the
Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during World War l.

LAC started this process in 2010 by a new risk-based process called "block
review" or series of government records. Some of the block records already
opened include:
. records documenting Canada's military history
. regional documents created across all of Canada as the federal
government administered its numerous functions and activities
. archival material detailing our significant diplomatic and trade
relationships with foreign governments and international organizations

To see the open data portal go to:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset?organization=lac-bac&_organization_lim
it=0

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

More records will continue to be opened and announced on the LAC blog.

To read more on this >from the blog go to:
http://thediscoverblog.com/2015/02/13/opening-the-vaults-10-million-pages-an
d-counting/

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ou4jvll )

To read more about this >from the LAC website see:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2015/open-government.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Takes Steps To Open Government Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Access restrictions >from over 10 million pages of government records have
been lifted and are now open to the public at Library and Archives Canada
(LAC). These records include records about Canada's participation in the two
world wars, trade relations and the 1967 Confederation centennial
celebration. This is part of Canada's government transparency. In addition,
LAC has begun digitizing the service files of the men and women of the
Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during World War l.

LAC started this process in 2010 by a new risk-based process called "block
review" or series of government records. Some of the block records already
opened include:
. records documenting Canada's military history
. regional documents created across all of Canada as the federal
government administered its numerous functions and activities
. archival material detailing our significant diplomatic and trade
relationships with foreign governments and international organizations

To see the open data portal go to:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset?organization=lac-bac&_organization_lim
it=0

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

More records will continue to be opened and announced on the LAC blog.

To read more on this >from the blog go to:
http://thediscoverblog.com/2015/02/13/opening-the-vaults-10-million-pages-an
d-counting/

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/ou4jvll )

To read more about this >from the LAC website see:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2015/open-government.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Familia : Early Jewish settlers at the Cape #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

I am looking for a copy of

Familia. Jaargang XIX; 1982; No. 1.
Kwartaalblad van die Genealogiese Genootskap van
Suid-Afrika.

article by PJS Coetzee: Early Jewish settlers at the Cape.

Saul Issroff
London


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Familia : Early Jewish settlers at the Cape #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

I am looking for a copy of

Familia. Jaargang XIX; 1982; No. 1.
Kwartaalblad van die Genealogiese Genootskap van
Suid-Afrika.

article by PJS Coetzee: Early Jewish settlers at the Cape.

Saul Issroff
London


Thank you #general

Genealogy BLW
 

Thank you to everyone who replied to my question about how our relatives
traveled >from their homes to ports of embarkation. I have a figurative
stack of articles to read, and much to think about.

Figuring out how a specific individual made it to Southampton, for
instance, may not be possible due to lack of records, but I have gained
a better understanding of how our ancestors conquered obstacles.

Since someone will surely suggest it, I will make a small donation to
JewishGen in gratitude. Without those servers and stuff, we wouldn't
be able to share our knowledge and help each other. ;-)

If I haven't replied to emails on other specific topics, I
promise to do so soon!

Thank you again,
Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Researching SZNAJDER, KAC, FINKIELSZTAJN, WAKSMAN, GORECKI, LINDZON,
CELNICK, ERDSZNEKE, KREL in Ostrowiec, Opole Lubelskie, Markuszow and
other nearby towns in Congress Poland, and in USA, Canada, Paraguay,
Cuba, Brazil after emigration
Also, WEINTRAUB, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY, HAMMER/KAMER, FINK, SPINDEL >from
Ivano-Frankivska, Ukraine (formerly Stanislawow, Galicia).
Also, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY/BRODIE in New York and wherever they went >from
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you #general

Genealogy BLW
 

Thank you to everyone who replied to my question about how our relatives
traveled >from their homes to ports of embarkation. I have a figurative
stack of articles to read, and much to think about.

Figuring out how a specific individual made it to Southampton, for
instance, may not be possible due to lack of records, but I have gained
a better understanding of how our ancestors conquered obstacles.

Since someone will surely suggest it, I will make a small donation to
JewishGen in gratitude. Without those servers and stuff, we wouldn't
be able to share our knowledge and help each other. ;-)

If I haven't replied to emails on other specific topics, I
promise to do so soon!

Thank you again,
Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Researching SZNAJDER, KAC, FINKIELSZTAJN, WAKSMAN, GORECKI, LINDZON,
CELNICK, ERDSZNEKE, KREL in Ostrowiec, Opole Lubelskie, Markuszow and
other nearby towns in Congress Poland, and in USA, Canada, Paraguay,
Cuba, Brazil after emigration
Also, WEINTRAUB, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY, HAMMER/KAMER, FINK, SPINDEL >from
Ivano-Frankivska, Ukraine (formerly Stanislawow, Galicia).
Also, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY/BRODIE in New York and wherever they went >from
there.


Lowenstam rabbis of Holland #general

Neil@...
 

looking to share my Lowenstam family tree of the Rabbis of the Hague,
Leeuwarden, Rotterdam, etc and to get updated information.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lowenstam rabbis of Holland #general

Neil@...
 

looking to share my Lowenstam family tree of the Rabbis of the Hague,
Leeuwarden, Rotterdam, etc and to get updated information.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


Researching my Lithuanian Jewish roots #general

Edward Addis <edaddis@...>
 

My grandfather, known to us in the UK as Harry Addis, born in Seduva,
Kovno in 1878, came to the UK at the age of 16 (although I have no
documentary evidence of the date). His parents' names were Gershon and
Miriam. His brother, whose name I don't know, emigrated to the USA at
the same time, and had a son, Melvyn, who was living in Baltimore aged
50ish around 1985. This is all I know of his Lithuanian background.
I am trying to find records of his parents and siblings, and their
ancestors in Lithuania and relations in the US, but have had no success
so far in JewishGen or LitvakSIG, or any other databases.
I would be grateful to hear >from anyone who has any information.
or who can suggest any other possible sources.
Many thanks
Ed Addis
Cheltenham, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching my Lithuanian Jewish roots #general

Edward Addis <edaddis@...>
 

My grandfather, known to us in the UK as Harry Addis, born in Seduva,
Kovno in 1878, came to the UK at the age of 16 (although I have no
documentary evidence of the date). His parents' names were Gershon and
Miriam. His brother, whose name I don't know, emigrated to the USA at
the same time, and had a son, Melvyn, who was living in Baltimore aged
50ish around 1985. This is all I know of his Lithuanian background.
I am trying to find records of his parents and siblings, and their
ancestors in Lithuania and relations in the US, but have had no success
so far in JewishGen or LitvakSIG, or any other databases.
I would be grateful to hear >from anyone who has any information.
or who can suggest any other possible sources.
Many thanks
Ed Addis
Cheltenham, UK


Lowenstam rabbis in Holland #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for help in tracing the ancestry and descendants of some of
the Lowenstam family in the Hague and Rotterdam.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lowenstam rabbis in Holland #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for help in tracing the ancestry and descendants of some of
the Lowenstam family in the Hague and Rotterdam.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


"Sounds like" and "Phonetically like" Surnames #general

Genealogy BLW
 

I am not certain of my paternal grandmother's maiden name.
Family lore tells me that it was BRODY, but her brother used BROD in the
U.S. They both consistently listed their birthplace as Marijampol,
Stanislawow, Galicia.

I started making a spreadsheet with all of the BROD, BRODT, BRAUT,
BROTH, BRAT, BRADY, and BROT entries >from JRI-Poland. I've also
surveyed the pages to see if I can discern naming patterns.

Here's my problem: Along with the names listed above, the search
engine produces records with FRIED, WIRTH, BART, FREIT, and so on. I
understand the algorithm used to produce these names, but has anyone
actually seen a surname change within a family >from one to a completely
different one? I can see the similarity of the names in the first group
as they mostly just a vowel change.

I'm thinking BROD or BROJDE (vowel change) to WERTH or FRIED or
BART? I'm tempted to eliminate those entries >from my spreadsheet
partly to weed out the chaff and partly because the association
doesn't make sense to me. I also see different naming patterns
for given names between the first group of surnames and the second.

Is this a reasonable approach or will i lose data by doing it?

Thank you,

Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Researching SZNAJDER, KAC, FINKIELSZTAJN, WAKSMAN, GORECKI, LINDZON,
CELNICK, ERDSZNEKE, KREL in Ostrowiec, Opole Lubelskie, Markuszow and
other nearby towns in Congress Poland, and in USA, Canada, Paraguay,
Cuba, Brazil after emigration
Also, WEINTRAUB, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY, HAMMER/KAMER, FINK, SPINDEL >from
Ivano-Frankivska, Ukraine (formerly Stanislawow, Galicia).
Also, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY/BRODIE in New York and wherever they went >from
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Sounds like" and "Phonetically like" Surnames #general

Genealogy BLW
 

I am not certain of my paternal grandmother's maiden name.
Family lore tells me that it was BRODY, but her brother used BROD in the
U.S. They both consistently listed their birthplace as Marijampol,
Stanislawow, Galicia.

I started making a spreadsheet with all of the BROD, BRODT, BRAUT,
BROTH, BRAT, BRADY, and BROT entries >from JRI-Poland. I've also
surveyed the pages to see if I can discern naming patterns.

Here's my problem: Along with the names listed above, the search
engine produces records with FRIED, WIRTH, BART, FREIT, and so on. I
understand the algorithm used to produce these names, but has anyone
actually seen a surname change within a family >from one to a completely
different one? I can see the similarity of the names in the first group
as they mostly just a vowel change.

I'm thinking BROD or BROJDE (vowel change) to WERTH or FRIED or
BART? I'm tempted to eliminate those entries >from my spreadsheet
partly to weed out the chaff and partly because the association
doesn't make sense to me. I also see different naming patterns
for given names between the first group of surnames and the second.

Is this a reasonable approach or will i lose data by doing it?

Thank you,

Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Researching SZNAJDER, KAC, FINKIELSZTAJN, WAKSMAN, GORECKI, LINDZON,
CELNICK, ERDSZNEKE, KREL in Ostrowiec, Opole Lubelskie, Markuszow and
other nearby towns in Congress Poland, and in USA, Canada, Paraguay,
Cuba, Brazil after emigration
Also, WEINTRAUB, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY, HAMMER/KAMER, FINK, SPINDEL >from
Ivano-Frankivska, Ukraine (formerly Stanislawow, Galicia).
Also, BROD/BRAUDE/BRODY/BRODIE in New York and wherever they went >from
there.


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=38369

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Walter S. Elias, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=38369

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Walter S. Elias, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA


Viewmate: photo of man #general

ab.cohen@...
 

I have posted a photo on Viewmate that was taken in 1947.
I asked for identification of where it was taken;
Ite Doctorski has kindly identified it as in Antwerp, but does
anyone recognise the man and woman sitting at the front on the left.
I would like to know where they were living at the time and
what happened to them.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38302

Alan Cohen
researching DAJC, DEITSCH, KUTNOWSKI, GRAUZALC, PIECHOCKI, all >from Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: photo of man #general

ab.cohen@...
 

I have posted a photo on Viewmate that was taken in 1947.
I asked for identification of where it was taken;
Ite Doctorski has kindly identified it as in Antwerp, but does
anyone recognise the man and woman sitting at the front on the left.
I would like to know where they were living at the time and
what happened to them.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38302

Alan Cohen
researching DAJC, DEITSCH, KUTNOWSKI, GRAUZALC, PIECHOCKI, all >from Poland

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