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Re: Hebrew tombstone translation #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you to all of the people who were so generous in volunteering to
translate! You warm my heart,

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

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community - and ensure its continuity - is to make a
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commemorate an event, or just because! No amount is too small.
Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/ and click on "Donate" in the
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew tombstone translation #general

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you to all of the people who were so generous in volunteering to
translate! You warm my heart,

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv

MODERATOR: One way to thank JewishGen and the JewishGen
community - and ensure its continuity - is to make a
donation to JewishGen-erosity. Donations can be made in
honor of a special person, in memory of someone, to
commemorate an event, or just because! No amount is too small.
Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/ and click on "Donate" in the
green bar at the top.


(UK) British Library Finishes First Phase of Digitizing Hebrew Manuscripts #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library has been digitizing the Hebrew Manuscripts collection
for three years and has completed the first phase with 1,300 manuscripts
available to search and view online. The collection spans medieval and
early modern codices, scrolls, charters and more .

The digitized manuscripts may be viewed at the British Library website
located at: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx . It is searchable
by keyword or shelf mark and can be viewed as single pages or in open
book format. A full list of Phase 1 digitized manuscripts is available at:

http://www.bl.uk/hebrew-manuscripts/records-viewer .

As genealogists, our history >from across the world is part of our
interest in history and this collection give us the opportunity to
view these historical documents, for free, >from our homes.

An example of what you may see is the Kaifeng Torah Scroll >from China
1643-1663.

Jews lived in Kaifeng >from as early as the first century CE. The community's
everyday activities incorporated customs unusual for China (such as
abstinence >from pork), as well as traditional Chinese practice (such as
binding of feet). The full scroll may be viewed at:

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_19250
[or http://tinyurl.com/z5v5kgc - MODERATOR]

The digitization project was funded by the Polonsky Foundation.

To read more about this fascinating insight into our history, see
http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2016/09/hebrew-manuscripts-digitisation-project-phase-1-completed.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/gkrj8f2 - MODERATOR]

Thank you to Janice Sellers, VP Programs, San Francisco Bay Area JGS for
sharing the information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) British Library Finishes First Phase of Digitizing Hebrew Manuscripts #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library has been digitizing the Hebrew Manuscripts collection
for three years and has completed the first phase with 1,300 manuscripts
available to search and view online. The collection spans medieval and
early modern codices, scrolls, charters and more .

The digitized manuscripts may be viewed at the British Library website
located at: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx . It is searchable
by keyword or shelf mark and can be viewed as single pages or in open
book format. A full list of Phase 1 digitized manuscripts is available at:

http://www.bl.uk/hebrew-manuscripts/records-viewer .

As genealogists, our history >from across the world is part of our
interest in history and this collection give us the opportunity to
view these historical documents, for free, >from our homes.

An example of what you may see is the Kaifeng Torah Scroll >from China
1643-1663.

Jews lived in Kaifeng >from as early as the first century CE. The community's
everyday activities incorporated customs unusual for China (such as
abstinence >from pork), as well as traditional Chinese practice (such as
binding of feet). The full scroll may be viewed at:

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_19250
[or http://tinyurl.com/z5v5kgc - MODERATOR]

The digitization project was funded by the Polonsky Foundation.

To read more about this fascinating insight into our history, see
http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2016/09/hebrew-manuscripts-digitisation-project-phase-1-completed.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/gkrj8f2 - MODERATOR]

Thank you to Janice Sellers, VP Programs, San Francisco Bay Area JGS for
sharing the information with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Kennkarten: Records? #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello Fellow GerSIGers,

I would like to learn more about Kennkarten -- German identity cards.

I have the card numbers (and towns) for my great-aunt Jenny Levi
(geb. Frankenthaler) and her husband Ludwig Levi: Ludwig's is
J0405 Wurzburg. And Jenny's is A00310 Gerolzhofen.

Have copies of such identity cards been kept in the respective archives? And
does anyone know whether these cards have photographs of the person on them
or the person's signature?

As always, thanks in advance!

Liz Hanellin, NYC liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany Kennkarten: Records? #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello Fellow GerSIGers,

I would like to learn more about Kennkarten -- German identity cards.

I have the card numbers (and towns) for my great-aunt Jenny Levi
(geb. Frankenthaler) and her husband Ludwig Levi: Ludwig's is
J0405 Wurzburg. And Jenny's is A00310 Gerolzhofen.

Have copies of such identity cards been kept in the respective archives? And
does anyone know whether these cards have photographs of the person on them
or the person's signature?

As always, thanks in advance!

Liz Hanellin, NYC liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


Need donations for Oradea Burial Records Project to advance project. #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I have continued to photograph the gravestones of the Velenta Jewish
Cemetery of Oradea, even though I have no funds there. I have advanced
funds to make sure the project continues. I do not, however, have
unlimited funds and I need funds to finish the project. I will post
about 200 more gravestones in the near future. I need more funds,
so if you can please donate to the project.
Here's how:

1) Go to JewishGen.org
2) Click on Donate at the top
3) Click on Romanian Sig projects
4) In the Oradea,Romania burial project( the 9th project down)
please donate what you can.

Thanks:

Roger Adler
Coordinator
San Antonio, Texas


Romania SIG #Romania Need donations for Oradea Burial Records Project to advance project. #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

I have continued to photograph the gravestones of the Velenta Jewish
Cemetery of Oradea, even though I have no funds there. I have advanced
funds to make sure the project continues. I do not, however, have
unlimited funds and I need funds to finish the project. I will post
about 200 more gravestones in the near future. I need more funds,
so if you can please donate to the project.
Here's how:

1) Go to JewishGen.org
2) Click on Donate at the top
3) Click on Romanian Sig projects
4) In the Oradea,Romania burial project( the 9th project down)
please donate what you can.

Thanks:

Roger Adler
Coordinator
San Antonio, Texas


Hebrew tombstone abbreviations #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you to all of the people who were so generous in volunteering to
translate! You warm my heart,

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Hebrew tombstone abbreviations #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Thank you to all of the people who were so generous in volunteering to
translate! You warm my heart,

Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv
LitvakSIG President


JGSGW October 2016 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

JGSGW October Meeting Announcement

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its October
2016 meeting on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Beth El
Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Directions
available at: http://bethelhebrew.org/

Program: "Ask the Experts"

1:00 PM Schmooze and Mavens Table
1:30 PM Meeting and Program

Stuck behind a "brick wall" in your research? Come find out why
"Ask the Experts" is one of JGSGW's most popular programs! Experienced
genealogists will answer audience questions on research methodology,
finding records and resources, and interpreting evidence.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied
toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the
same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring
personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability
may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW October 2016 Meeting Announcement #general

Robin Meltzer
 

JGSGW October Meeting Announcement

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host its October
2016 meeting on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Beth El
Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Directions
available at: http://bethelhebrew.org/

Program: "Ask the Experts"

1:00 PM Schmooze and Mavens Table
1:30 PM Meeting and Program

Stuck behind a "brick wall" in your research? Come find out why
"Ask the Experts" is one of JGSGW's most popular programs! Experienced
genealogists will answer audience questions on research methodology,
finding records and resources, and interpreting evidence.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy
A non-member may attend the monthly JGSGW meeting as a Guest for a $5.00
fee payable at the sign-in table. The $5.00 Guest fee may be applied
toward payment of annual JGSGW membership dues if dues are paid at the
same meeting at which the guest fee was paid. JGSGW members requiring
personal assistance at a meeting due to a health condition or disability
may bring someone to assist them free of charge.

Robin Meltzer
VP Communications, JGSGW
www.jgsgw.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw


Mr. Ted Gostin at OCJGS - Temple Bat Yahm #general

Susan Rosin
 

Orange County (CA) Jewish Genealogical Society is pleased to invite you to
attend a lecture by Mr. Ted Gostin on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.

Location: Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback, Newport Beach, CA
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Topic: Finding Vital Records Online - Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch
Overview of the Presentation: While many genealogists will stop their search
for online vital records after reviewing the commercial site
www.Ancestry.com and the Mormons' www.FamilySearch.com website, there are a
multitude of other places on the internet where one might find birth,
marriage and death information. This lecture reviews and illustrates the
breadth of other vital records sources available, including other online
genealogy sites, local, county, and state level public agencies, public,
university and college libraries, and historical and genealogical societies.

About the Speaker: Mr. Gostin has been conducting genealogical research
since 1980, and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since
1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los
Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university
extension programs. Mr. Gostin has helped plan and organize three national
genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at a half-dozen such
conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California
resources and naturalization and immigration records. Mr. Gostin is the
author of Southern California Vital Statistics: Volume 1, Los Angeles
County 1850-1859, and the owner of Generations Press publishing company. He
was featured on the Larry Lamb episode of the original UK version of the
popular genealogy television show Who Do You Think You Are?. He is very
active in the international Jewish genealogical community, and maintains
contact with genealogists throughout the world. Mr. Gostin is also an
active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Please visit our website: www.ocjgs.org

For additional information, please call: (949) 423-3746

Susan Rosin
msrosin@roadrunner.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mr. Ted Gostin at OCJGS - Temple Bat Yahm #general

Susan Rosin
 

Orange County (CA) Jewish Genealogical Society is pleased to invite you to
attend a lecture by Mr. Ted Gostin on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.

Location: Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback, Newport Beach, CA
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Topic: Finding Vital Records Online - Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch
Overview of the Presentation: While many genealogists will stop their search
for online vital records after reviewing the commercial site
www.Ancestry.com and the Mormons' www.FamilySearch.com website, there are a
multitude of other places on the internet where one might find birth,
marriage and death information. This lecture reviews and illustrates the
breadth of other vital records sources available, including other online
genealogy sites, local, county, and state level public agencies, public,
university and college libraries, and historical and genealogical societies.

About the Speaker: Mr. Gostin has been conducting genealogical research
since 1980, and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since
1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los
Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university
extension programs. Mr. Gostin has helped plan and organize three national
genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at a half-dozen such
conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California
resources and naturalization and immigration records. Mr. Gostin is the
author of Southern California Vital Statistics: Volume 1, Los Angeles
County 1850-1859, and the owner of Generations Press publishing company. He
was featured on the Larry Lamb episode of the original UK version of the
popular genealogy television show Who Do You Think You Are?. He is very
active in the international Jewish genealogical community, and maintains
contact with genealogists throughout the world. Mr. Gostin is also an
active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Please visit our website: www.ocjgs.org

For additional information, please call: (949) 423-3746

Susan Rosin
msrosin@roadrunner.com


Looking for my cousin Zara SMUSHKOVICH #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am looking for my first cousin Zara SMUSHKOVICH and her family >from
Latvia. Zara moved to Israel in 1973 and then moved to Canada a few
years later.

Zara SMUSHKOVICH born 1938
Her husband is Meir ben Avraham SMUSHKOVICH b 1931
Daughter - Mira SMUSHKOVICH b 1958
Daughter - Ala SMUSHKOVICH b 1964
Zara's mother is Esphir ZELDINA born 1912

The Facebook post for this is:
https://www.facebook.com/elirab1/posts/10154421922401070
where you can see their photos.

If you know where they are or have come across them, please reply to
eli@elirab.com

Thanks

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for my cousin Zara SMUSHKOVICH #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I am looking for my first cousin Zara SMUSHKOVICH and her family >from
Latvia. Zara moved to Israel in 1973 and then moved to Canada a few
years later.

Zara SMUSHKOVICH born 1938
Her husband is Meir ben Avraham SMUSHKOVICH b 1931
Daughter - Mira SMUSHKOVICH b 1958
Daughter - Ala SMUSHKOVICH b 1964
Zara's mother is Esphir ZELDINA born 1912

The Facebook post for this is:
https://www.facebook.com/elirab1/posts/10154421922401070
where you can see their photos.

If you know where they are or have come across them, please reply to
eli@elirab.com

Thanks

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


ViewMate request - Polish (1843 death of Abram ZYLBERCWEJG/SILBERZWEIG, Lublin) #general

Eric Cooper
 

I've posted the death record for Abram ZYLBERCWEJG in Lublin in 1843
on ViewMate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50202

I'd be grateful for a translation of all key information, especially
the names and relationships of any family members mentioned.

Eric Cooper

MODERATOR: Please respond to Eric privately, or using the form
within the ViewMate program.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate request - Polish (1843 death of Abram ZYLBERCWEJG/SILBERZWEIG, Lublin) #general

Eric Cooper
 

I've posted the death record for Abram ZYLBERCWEJG in Lublin in 1843
on ViewMate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50202

I'd be grateful for a translation of all key information, especially
the names and relationships of any family members mentioned.

Eric Cooper

MODERATOR: Please respond to Eric privately, or using the form
within the ViewMate program.


Glolisna, Russia ? #general

bormanjl@...
 

Hello,

I was always told that my ggrandmother Dora HERSHEKOV was born in
Russia or Kiev. Her death record says Glolisna, Russia. I cannot
find a town with this name, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Julie MALTZ BORMAN

MALCZ, MALTZ, MOSCOVICS - Kisvarda, Hungary
ENGEL, ROSENBAUM, FELSENBURG - Nagysallo, Balassagyarmat, Hungary


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Glolisna, Russia ? #general

bormanjl@...
 

Hello,

I was always told that my ggrandmother Dora HERSHEKOV was born in
Russia or Kiev. Her death record says Glolisna, Russia. I cannot
find a town with this name, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Julie MALTZ BORMAN

MALCZ, MALTZ, MOSCOVICS - Kisvarda, Hungary
ENGEL, ROSENBAUM, FELSENBURG - Nagysallo, Balassagyarmat, Hungary

75361 - 75380 of 668828