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Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #hungary

bounce-3177794-772961@...
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #hungary

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Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

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


Hungary SIG #Hungary Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #hungary

bounce-3177794-772961@...
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Hungary SIG #Hungary JewishGen's Success! Stories #hungary

bounce-3177795-772961@...
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

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


Re: Has anyone heard of the Isaakovskaya or Isakovsky Colony before? #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Daniel:

Kolonja Izaaka is located 1.5 km southwest of the town of Odelsk in what
is now Belarus. There is a very nice KehilaLinks site created by Irwin
Keller at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolonja/home.html.

Mark Halpern

On 2016-07-14 12:03, Daniel Eig <dtolman@yahoo.com> wrote:
With the new release of records >from Bialystok, several volunteers
on Viewmate (who have my eternal gratitude) found that my
Bialystoker ancestors (Epstein/Eckstein and possibly Rogal/Topilski)
apparently came originally >from the Isaakovskaya/Isaovsky Colony
of the Sokolka district sometime before 1890.

Sokolka is a county outside of Bialystok - so presumably it was
located near there - but I can't find any reference to this
"colony" anywhere online.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be referring to?

If anyone could point me to a map of the Sokolka district in
the late 1800s, it would also be appreciated! I'm not clear on
what its borders consisted of back then...

thanks
Daniel Eig


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Has anyone heard of the Isaakovskaya or Isakovsky Colony before? #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Daniel:

Kolonja Izaaka is located 1.5 km southwest of the town of Odelsk in what
is now Belarus. There is a very nice KehilaLinks site created by Irwin
Keller at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kolonja/home.html.

Mark Halpern

On 2016-07-14 12:03, Daniel Eig <dtolman@yahoo.com> wrote:
With the new release of records >from Bialystok, several volunteers
on Viewmate (who have my eternal gratitude) found that my
Bialystoker ancestors (Epstein/Eckstein and possibly Rogal/Topilski)
apparently came originally >from the Isaakovskaya/Isaovsky Colony
of the Sokolka district sometime before 1890.

Sokolka is a county outside of Bialystok - so presumably it was
located near there - but I can't find any reference to this
"colony" anywhere online.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be referring to?

If anyone could point me to a map of the Sokolka district in
the late 1800s, it would also be appreciated! I'm not clear on
what its borders consisted of back then...

thanks
Daniel Eig


Subject: Zamosc (Lublin) Area Updates to JRI-Poland Database #poland

RobinnM@...
 

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce the following additions and updates to
our database.

The towns listed have been linked to online images provided by the Lublin
and Zamosc branches of the Polish State Archives and many of these data
sets now include additional years never before indexed. Furthermore, we have
significantly updated the data sets, providing corrections, additional
records missed in the LDS microfilming, and in some cases, adding Jewish vital
record information >from the period 1810-1825 >from civil registrars kept by
the Catholic churches before 1826.

Additional towns and records are being worked on, but please visit
www.jri-poland.org, to search for new data for your Zamosc area ancestors,
and consider making a donation to JRI-Poland to further our record-extraction
initiative for your towns!

The Zamosc Area Towns with Updated Data:

Bilgoraj - includes pre-1826
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica - Tarnogora
Jarczow
Jozefow (Jozefow Ordynacki)
Komorow Osada
Krasnobrod
Krylow - includes pre-1826
Laszczow
Szczebrzeszyn - includes pre-1826
Tarnogrod - includes pre-1826
Turobin - includes pre-1826
Tyszowce
Wysokie
City of Zamosc

Thanks to the following people who collaborated in this very large
project. Special apologies to anyone accidentally left off the list!

Ruth Silver, Max Wald, Smadar Gilboa, David Dubin, Robert Pullman, Mady
Land, Howard Fink, Hadassah Lipsius, David Price, Michael Tobias and Stanley
Diamond. Thanks for your patience and persistence!

Shelley Pollero (Zamosc Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org)
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net

and

Robinn Magid (Lublin Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org)
Berkeley,California
RobinnM@aol.com


Research in Aram-Tsova (Haleb) in Syria. #sephardic

sciamma@...
 

Following David Nesher's plea and questions about Aram-Suba research
possibilities, are there any persons capable of giving us a comprehensive
list of research possibilities online or otherwise ?
Thgank you David
Sciamma(chamma) isaac
sciamma@gmail.com


JRI Poland #Poland Subject: Zamosc (Lublin) Area Updates to JRI-Poland Database #poland

RobinnM@...
 

JRI-Poland is delighted to announce the following additions and updates to
our database.

The towns listed have been linked to online images provided by the Lublin
and Zamosc branches of the Polish State Archives and many of these data
sets now include additional years never before indexed. Furthermore, we have
significantly updated the data sets, providing corrections, additional
records missed in the LDS microfilming, and in some cases, adding Jewish vital
record information >from the period 1810-1825 >from civil registrars kept by
the Catholic churches before 1826.

Additional towns and records are being worked on, but please visit
www.jri-poland.org, to search for new data for your Zamosc area ancestors,
and consider making a donation to JRI-Poland to further our record-extraction
initiative for your towns!

The Zamosc Area Towns with Updated Data:

Bilgoraj - includes pre-1826
Frampol
Gorzkow
Grabowiec
Horodlo
Hrubieszow
Izbica - Tarnogora
Jarczow
Jozefow (Jozefow Ordynacki)
Komorow Osada
Krasnobrod
Krylow - includes pre-1826
Laszczow
Szczebrzeszyn - includes pre-1826
Tarnogrod - includes pre-1826
Turobin - includes pre-1826
Tyszowce
Wysokie
City of Zamosc

Thanks to the following people who collaborated in this very large
project. Special apologies to anyone accidentally left off the list!

Ruth Silver, Max Wald, Smadar Gilboa, David Dubin, Robert Pullman, Mady
Land, Howard Fink, Hadassah Lipsius, David Price, Michael Tobias and Stanley
Diamond. Thanks for your patience and persistence!

Shelley Pollero (Zamosc Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org)
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net

and

Robinn Magid (Lublin Archives Coordinator, JRI-Poland.org)
Berkeley,California
RobinnM@aol.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Research in Aram-Tsova (Haleb) in Syria. #sephardic

sciamma@...
 

Following David Nesher's plea and questions about Aram-Suba research
possibilities, are there any persons capable of giving us a comprehensive
list of research possibilities online or otherwise ?
Thgank you David
Sciamma(chamma) isaac
sciamma@gmail.com


(US) Passport Applications #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Passport applications hold information of interest for genealogists. Those
that are available online are 1906 to 1925 and may be found on Ancestry and
FamilySearch. The U.S. State Department has passport applications on
microfilm for the years 1795 to 1905 and January 2, 1906 -March 31, 1925.
Lisa Louise Cooke recently posted about this in her Genealogy Gems blog see:
http://lisalouisecooke.com/2016/07/find-recent-genealogy-records

What about passport applications after 1925?

The Passport Services maintains U.S. passport records >from 1925 to the
present, which are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974.
For more information see:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/services/obtain-copies-of-passport-records.html

If you are a third-party who is making the inquiry it falls under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which can be ordered by mail.

Send your request to:

U.S. Department of State
Office of Law Enforcement Liaison
FOIA Officer
44132 Mercure Cir
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166

Lisa has more hints on using FOIA for federal records which may be found at:
http://lisalouisecooke.com/2016/07/find-recent-genealogy-records/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Passport Applications #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Passport applications hold information of interest for genealogists. Those
that are available online are 1906 to 1925 and may be found on Ancestry and
FamilySearch. The U.S. State Department has passport applications on
microfilm for the years 1795 to 1905 and January 2, 1906 -March 31, 1925.
Lisa Louise Cooke recently posted about this in her Genealogy Gems blog see:
http://lisalouisecooke.com/2016/07/find-recent-genealogy-records

What about passport applications after 1925?

The Passport Services maintains U.S. passport records >from 1925 to the
present, which are protected by the Privacy Act of 1974.
For more information see:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/services/obtain-copies-of-passport-records.html

If you are a third-party who is making the inquiry it falls under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which can be ordered by mail.

Send your request to:

U.S. Department of State
Office of Law Enforcement Liaison
FOIA Officer
44132 Mercure Cir
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166

Lisa has more hints on using FOIA for federal records which may be found at:
http://lisalouisecooke.com/2016/07/find-recent-genealogy-records/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Disappearance of Trail in Paterson, New Jersey??? #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I am seeking advice and guidance on a curious situation.

I am following the trail of a cousin of mine's family unit. I have found the
family with children described in the 1920 US Census (parents Bernard (aka
Yehuda Ber) and Lena RUBIN with children Harry, Celia (aka Tsipe), and Frances:
http://sharing.ancestry.com/8898527?h=9af489&o_xid=61782&_lid=6178=2&o_sch=Email+-+Programs),
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/zeevrwb ) the 1930 US Federal Census (parents Barnet
and Lillie RUBIN with children Harry and Frances:
http://sharing.ancestry.com/8898540?h=d0870c&o_xid=61782&o_lid=3D6178=2&o_sch=Email+-+Programs)
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/jun624v ) which include such facts as the residential
addresses in Paterson, NJ, the years of immigration (which I know >from a family
source to have been >from the Vilna Guberniya), US citizenship status, and the
birth of a third child in the US, among other facts. >from the census data, the
second child, Celia (Tsipe) RUBIN is presumed to have been married between 1920
and 1930 (I know, via a living descendent, the names of the spouse (Louis
REINES) and children of Tsipe 'Celia' RUBIN). There is also a 1940 Census
entry showing only the parents (Barnet and Lena RUBIN:
http://sharing.ancestry.com/8898650?h=6f953b&o_xid=3D61782&o_lid=6178=2&o_sch=Email+-+Programs).
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/jd2k4xp )
Based on the censuses I can determine that the father immigrated in 1906,
that his wife and two of the children immigrated in 1910, and that as of
1930 none of the persons listed on the censuses were US citizens (the 1940
Census does not include citizenship data). Then the trail runs dry! Despite
thorough investigations using approximate years and name variants, I have
found no immigration documents or manifests, no naturalization, no birth, no
marriage, and no burial records for any of the members of this family unit!??!

I wonder if anyone has ever run into this situation before and what I may
try to do to pick up the trail anew. Thanks for giving this inquiry your
deliberate attention.

Adam Cherson
NY, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Disappearance of Trail in Paterson, New Jersey??? #general

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I am seeking advice and guidance on a curious situation.

I am following the trail of a cousin of mine's family unit. I have found the
family with children described in the 1920 US Census (parents Bernard (aka
Yehuda Ber) and Lena RUBIN with children Harry, Celia (aka Tsipe), and Frances:
http://sharing.ancestry.com/8898527?h=9af489&o_xid=61782&_lid=6178=2&o_sch=Email+-+Programs),
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/zeevrwb ) the 1930 US Federal Census (parents Barnet
and Lillie RUBIN with children Harry and Frances:
http://sharing.ancestry.com/8898540?h=d0870c&o_xid=61782&o_lid=3D6178=2&o_sch=Email+-+Programs)
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/jun624v ) which include such facts as the residential
addresses in Paterson, NJ, the years of immigration (which I know >from a family
source to have been >from the Vilna Guberniya), US citizenship status, and the
birth of a third child in the US, among other facts. >from the census data, the
second child, Celia (Tsipe) RUBIN is presumed to have been married between 1920
and 1930 (I know, via a living descendent, the names of the spouse (Louis
REINES) and children of Tsipe 'Celia' RUBIN). There is also a 1940 Census
entry showing only the parents (Barnet and Lena RUBIN:
http://sharing.ancestry.com/8898650?h=6f953b&o_xid=3D61782&o_lid=6178=2&o_sch=Email+-+Programs).
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/jd2k4xp )
Based on the censuses I can determine that the father immigrated in 1906,
that his wife and two of the children immigrated in 1910, and that as of
1930 none of the persons listed on the censuses were US citizens (the 1940
Census does not include citizenship data). Then the trail runs dry! Despite
thorough investigations using approximate years and name variants, I have
found no immigration documents or manifests, no naturalization, no birth, no
marriage, and no burial records for any of the members of this family unit!??!

I wonder if anyone has ever run into this situation before and what I may
try to do to pick up the trail anew. Thanks for giving this inquiry your
deliberate attention.

Adam Cherson
NY, NY


Re: Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I saw a copy of Baedeker on Russia/Poland and there was information on
train travel between cities.
Paul Silverstone

eisenbak@stthom.edu wrote:

Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Train travel Lodz-Vilne 1920 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I saw a copy of Baedeker on Russia/Poland and there was information on
train travel between cities.
Paul Silverstone

eisenbak@stthom.edu wrote:

Can someone suggest a source of information about train travel between Lodz and
Vilna around 1920? I'd like to get a sense of how long the trip took (I'm
assuming it was an all-day affair) and whether that was a direct route or
involved a change of train.


Re: Two immigrants, same name: one real, one fake #general

Paul Silverstone
 

A distant cousin of mine came to NY using her sister's ID about 1910
because she was under age and traveling alone. A couple of years later
the sister came so it might appear she came twice.

Paul Silverstone

Adam Goodheart adamgoodh@gmail.com wrote:

Can anyone clarify the circumstances that might cause an immigrant to
travel fraudulently using someone else's name and identity?
This happened at least twice in different branches of my family -- in
both cases with young men leaving the Russian Empire.


Birth and Death Info online in New York City #general

Vivian Salama <vivsalama@...>
 

Where can I find m, b, d information online for New York for the 20th century?

Vivian SALAMA
Hillsborough, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Two immigrants, same name: one real, one fake #general

Paul Silverstone
 

A distant cousin of mine came to NY using her sister's ID about 1910
because she was under age and traveling alone. A couple of years later
the sister came so it might appear she came twice.

Paul Silverstone

Adam Goodheart adamgoodh@gmail.com wrote:

Can anyone clarify the circumstances that might cause an immigrant to
travel fraudulently using someone else's name and identity?
This happened at least twice in different branches of my family -- in
both cases with young men leaving the Russian Empire.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth and Death Info online in New York City #general

Vivian Salama <vivsalama@...>
 

Where can I find m, b, d information online for New York for the 20th century?

Vivian SALAMA
Hillsborough, Ca

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