Date   

JGS North Jersey Meeting #general

Susan Kobren <president@...>
 

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Time: 7:30
Where: YMCA of Wayne, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470

Society members who attended the summer conference will share their new knowledge
and experiences >from Seattle. We will follow with a sharing session. This is your
chance for telling your story or asking your questions. All are welcome.
Refreshments are served.

Susan Kobren
President, JGS of North Jersey
www.jgsnj.org


JGS of Greater Philadelphia November 2016 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia November 2016 Meeting
Date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8300 Old York Road Elkins Park, PA 19026

Speaker: Harry Boonin, Author, Founding Member and first President of JGSGP
Topic: Jewish Boxing in Philadelphia a Century Ago


Harry was born and raised in Philadelphia and became involved in Jewish
genealogy in 1977. He has written a number of articles for Avotaynu, The
International Review of Jewish Genealogy. Harry has co-authored a book about
his family with his cousin David J. Goldberg (The Davidows: The Experiences
of an Immigrant Family, 1995). It contains a little of the Jewish history of
the city of Elizavetgrad (today, in Ukraine, Kirovohrad). He has written and
published The Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia: A History and Guide 1881-1930,
which was awarded the Ben Franklin Award of Excellence for Educational
Books/Directories by Neographics, Graphic Arts Association of Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Delaware. Harry's next book was The Life and Times of
Congregation Kesher Israel: The Story of the Synagogue at 4th & Lombard
Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Surrounding Neighborhood. This
book contains the story of the beginnings of Zionism in Philadelphia.

Genealogical charts are fine, and we all love them, and love to add new
members to the charts. But we must realize that the years our Russian Jewish
ancestors settled here, say >from 1881 to 1924, was one of the most
tumultuous periods in American Jewish history. The movies began, newspapers
flourished, humans flew in the sky and died in the carnage of WWI,
electricity flowed into private homes, the wireless (radio) brought news
through the air, Zionism was born, Tin-Pan Alley was a boulevard of dreams,
and wonder of wonders, in 1928 there were more Jewish boxers nationally than
there were >from any other ethnic group in the country, including the Irish
and African Americans. These background stories are what made our ancestors
lives meaningful. I will talk about four Jewish boxers >from Philly, how I
researched their lives, and the role Jewish boxers played in immigrant
America.

His latest book, Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight, is a collective biography of
four Jewish boxers >from Philadelphia who fought a century ago, and includes
the first full account of the Benny Leonard vs. Lew Tendler lightweight
championship fight in Yankee Stadium, attended by over 58,000 fans, in 1923.
It is the most famous fight involving two Jews.

Mentors will be available >from 1-1:30 PM to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available
to local groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@verizon.net>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS North Jersey Meeting #general

Susan Kobren <president@...>
 

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
Time: 7:30
Where: YMCA of Wayne, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470

Society members who attended the summer conference will share their new knowledge
and experiences >from Seattle. We will follow with a sharing session. This is your
chance for telling your story or asking your questions. All are welcome.
Refreshments are served.

Susan Kobren
President, JGS of North Jersey
www.jgsnj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia November 2016 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS of Greater Philadelphia November 2016 Meeting
Date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8300 Old York Road Elkins Park, PA 19026

Speaker: Harry Boonin, Author, Founding Member and first President of JGSGP
Topic: Jewish Boxing in Philadelphia a Century Ago


Harry was born and raised in Philadelphia and became involved in Jewish
genealogy in 1977. He has written a number of articles for Avotaynu, The
International Review of Jewish Genealogy. Harry has co-authored a book about
his family with his cousin David J. Goldberg (The Davidows: The Experiences
of an Immigrant Family, 1995). It contains a little of the Jewish history of
the city of Elizavetgrad (today, in Ukraine, Kirovohrad). He has written and
published The Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia: A History and Guide 1881-1930,
which was awarded the Ben Franklin Award of Excellence for Educational
Books/Directories by Neographics, Graphic Arts Association of Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Delaware. Harry's next book was The Life and Times of
Congregation Kesher Israel: The Story of the Synagogue at 4th & Lombard
Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Surrounding Neighborhood. This
book contains the story of the beginnings of Zionism in Philadelphia.

Genealogical charts are fine, and we all love them, and love to add new
members to the charts. But we must realize that the years our Russian Jewish
ancestors settled here, say >from 1881 to 1924, was one of the most
tumultuous periods in American Jewish history. The movies began, newspapers
flourished, humans flew in the sky and died in the carnage of WWI,
electricity flowed into private homes, the wireless (radio) brought news
through the air, Zionism was born, Tin-Pan Alley was a boulevard of dreams,
and wonder of wonders, in 1928 there were more Jewish boxers nationally than
there were >from any other ethnic group in the country, including the Irish
and African Americans. These background stories are what made our ancestors
lives meaningful. I will talk about four Jewish boxers >from Philly, how I
researched their lives, and the role Jewish boxers played in immigrant
America.

His latest book, Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight, is a collective biography of
four Jewish boxers >from Philadelphia who fought a century ago, and includes
the first full account of the Benny Leonard vs. Lew Tendler lightweight
championship fight in Yankee Stadium, attended by over 58,000 fans, in 1923.
It is the most famous fight involving two Jews.

Mentors will be available >from 1-1:30 PM to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available
to local groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
<JGLois@verizon.net>


Viewmate German translation requested #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

I have posted three birth records on viewmate;


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50622

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50646

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50647


These are various birth records >from the town of Kolleschowitz in CZ.

More specifically, they are probably all >from Dereisen (Zderaz) and somehow related to my STEIN family.

I would appreciate transcriptions and translations.


Thanks in advance,


Rick Glaser, Owings Mills MD


Searching: STEIN, Zderaz (Dereisen), GLASER, Hodinin, NALOS, Sollan and Trebivlice, GANS and SCHILLER, Lovosice


Getting a photo of a monument in Vienna #austria-czech

marc.mangel@...
 

Dear colleagues

I would like to get a photo of the monument of my grandparents in the
Central Jewish Cemetary in Vienna. Any hints on how this might be
done?

Thank you in advance

Marc Mangel

--
Marc Mangel Web Pages/Twitter
http://marcmangel.net (Personal)
http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~msmangel (Professional)
http://bio.uib.no/te/index.php (Professional)
http://www.fishwise.org (Professional)
Twitter: @MarcMangel1
_______________________________________________________________


ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Mike Paneth <mike.paneth@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM51850

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you for any help


Mike Paneth
Melbourne Australia

Researching: Paneth (Tarcal-Desz), Szydlo (Warsaw), Rozenryter
(Bedzin), Margules (Bedzin), Rothstein (Jaraslow) families


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate German translation requested #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

I have posted three birth records on viewmate;


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50622

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50646

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50647


These are various birth records >from the town of Kolleschowitz in CZ.

More specifically, they are probably all >from Dereisen (Zderaz) and somehow related to my STEIN family.

I would appreciate transcriptions and translations.


Thanks in advance,


Rick Glaser, Owings Mills MD


Searching: STEIN, Zderaz (Dereisen), GLASER, Hodinin, NALOS, Sollan and Trebivlice, GANS and SCHILLER, Lovosice


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Getting a photo of a monument in Vienna #austria-czech

marc.mangel@...
 

Dear colleagues

I would like to get a photo of the monument of my grandparents in the
Central Jewish Cemetary in Vienna. Any hints on how this might be
done?

Thank you in advance

Marc Mangel

--
Marc Mangel Web Pages/Twitter
http://marcmangel.net (Personal)
http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~msmangel (Professional)
http://bio.uib.no/te/index.php (Professional)
http://www.fishwise.org (Professional)
Twitter: @MarcMangel1
_______________________________________________________________


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Mike Paneth <mike.paneth@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM51850

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you for any help


Mike Paneth
Melbourne Australia

Researching: Paneth (Tarcal-Desz), Szydlo (Warsaw), Rozenryter
(Bedzin), Margules (Bedzin), Rothstein (Jaraslow) families


Searching for ALTERESCU, MANUS, MINAS, LEIBOVICI from Botosani, Roumania #general

Mike Karsen
 

I am looking to connect with family members >from Botosani, Roumania. The records I
found >from around 1900 did not always record a family name so the family names
below may not be correct. Dates in parenthesis are their birth years.

The following are relatives of mine based on my research.

Reiza Alterescu (1885) daughter of Mintsa and Solomon
Hanina Altarescu (1890) son of Mintsa and Solomon
Shloim Manus (1896) son of Sluva and Itzic
Zisu Leib Manus (1898) son of Sluva and Itzic
Dvosia Manus (1900) daughter of Sluva and Itzic
Mantza Manus (1902) daughter of Sluva and Itzic
Hoishie Manus (1904) son of Sluva and Itzic, married to Elca Leia
Pesi Sloim (1907) daughter of Sluva and Itzic

Nesa Minas (1898) daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe
Baruh Minas (1900) son of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe
Mariem Reiza Minas (1902) daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe
Haia Minas (1905)daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe, married Moritz Abranovici
Elki Minas (1909) daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe

Basia Leibovici (1890) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Iosub Leib Leibovici (1893) son of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Ghitla Leibovici (1895) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Siendla Leibovici (1898) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Sura Brana Leibovici (1908) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu

Mike Karsen
Deerfield , IL (near Chicago)

Researching:
ALTERESCU, MANUS, MINAS, LEIBOVICI (Botosani, Roumania)
BLUMENFELD, MARKOWITZ, (Botosani, Roumania)
FROST (Bucharest, Roumania)
PEKARSKY (Khodorkov, Kotelyna, Ukraine)
PELTZER (Zhitomir, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for ALTERESCU, MANUS, MINAS, LEIBOVICI from Botosani, Roumania #general

Mike Karsen
 

I am looking to connect with family members >from Botosani, Roumania. The records I
found >from around 1900 did not always record a family name so the family names
below may not be correct. Dates in parenthesis are their birth years.

The following are relatives of mine based on my research.

Reiza Alterescu (1885) daughter of Mintsa and Solomon
Hanina Altarescu (1890) son of Mintsa and Solomon
Shloim Manus (1896) son of Sluva and Itzic
Zisu Leib Manus (1898) son of Sluva and Itzic
Dvosia Manus (1900) daughter of Sluva and Itzic
Mantza Manus (1902) daughter of Sluva and Itzic
Hoishie Manus (1904) son of Sluva and Itzic, married to Elca Leia
Pesi Sloim (1907) daughter of Sluva and Itzic

Nesa Minas (1898) daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe
Baruh Minas (1900) son of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe
Mariem Reiza Minas (1902) daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe
Haia Minas (1905)daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe, married Moritz Abranovici
Elki Minas (1909) daughter of Sura Rifva and Osias/Hoishe

Basia Leibovici (1890) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Iosub Leib Leibovici (1893) son of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Ghitla Leibovici (1895) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Siendla Leibovici (1898) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu
Sura Brana Leibovici (1908) daughter of Tema Zisla and Ghersin/Herscu

Mike Karsen
Deerfield , IL (near Chicago)

Researching:
ALTERESCU, MANUS, MINAS, LEIBOVICI (Botosani, Roumania)
BLUMENFELD, MARKOWITZ, (Botosani, Roumania)
FROST (Bucharest, Roumania)
PEKARSKY (Khodorkov, Kotelyna, Ukraine)
PELTZER (Zhitomir, Ukraine)


Nyirbator Hungary after WW2 #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

I was told by my Grandmother that her sister, Hellena GROSZ, born April =
1895 in Nyirbator, was murdered, along with her husband Martin KAUFMANN =
and 2 daughters, by the Russians after WW2. I assume that this took =
place in or around Nyirbator.

How does one begin to research this topic? What sources may there be?

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
York Maine / Hamburg Germany


Hungary SIG #Hungary Nyirbator Hungary after WW2 #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

I was told by my Grandmother that her sister, Hellena GROSZ, born April =
1895 in Nyirbator, was murdered, along with her husband Martin KAUFMANN =
and 2 daughters, by the Russians after WW2. I assume that this took =
place in or around Nyirbator.

How does one begin to research this topic? What sources may there be?

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
York Maine / Hamburg Germany


JGS of Maryland Nov 20 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speakers: Members of JGSMD
Title: “It’s Your Turn!” (Show-and-Tell Program)
Date and Time: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville

If you wish to participate in the program, please email ssteeble@gmail.com by
Wednesday, Nov 16, with your name and a short description of the item you wish to
show.

Please join us for a Show-and-Tell program, “It’s Your Turn!”
Throughout the past year, we’ve featured entertaining and informative
presentations by speakers, but now it’s time for our group members to
take a turn. Please join us at the meeting and bring something to share!

All of our members are invited to bring something related to their own family
history or research to share with the group. Perhaps you’ve inherited your
grandmother’s candlesticks or Seder plate. Maybe your grandfather’s tallis was
passed down to you. Or possibly you have a portrait of an ancestor or a snapshot
taken long ago at a family gathering. You may have found documents relating to your
family's past in Europe centuries ago. Even if you don’t possess any keepsakes
from your ancestors, you may be able to show us a printout of their Ellis Island
passenger manifest or a picture of the shtetl in which they lived. Please bring
your item to show to the group (of course, don’t bring anything that’s extremely
valuable or fragile), and tell us a little bit about the person it belonged to or
how you received or discovered it.

Please bring just one item and limit your talk to just one minute!

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership
fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be
available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the
time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland Nov 20 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speakers: Members of JGSMD
Title: “It’s Your Turn!” (Show-and-Tell Program)
Date and Time: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville

If you wish to participate in the program, please email ssteeble@gmail.com by
Wednesday, Nov 16, with your name and a short description of the item you wish to
show.

Please join us for a Show-and-Tell program, “It’s Your Turn!”
Throughout the past year, we’ve featured entertaining and informative
presentations by speakers, but now it’s time for our group members to
take a turn. Please join us at the meeting and bring something to share!

All of our members are invited to bring something related to their own family
history or research to share with the group. Perhaps you’ve inherited your
grandmother’s candlesticks or Seder plate. Maybe your grandfather’s tallis was
passed down to you. Or possibly you have a portrait of an ancestor or a snapshot
taken long ago at a family gathering. You may have found documents relating to your
family's past in Europe centuries ago. Even if you don’t possess any keepsakes
from your ancestors, you may be able to show us a printout of their Ellis Island
passenger manifest or a picture of the shtetl in which they lived. Please bring
your item to show to the group (of course, don’t bring anything that’s extremely
valuable or fragile), and tell us a little bit about the person it belonged to or
how you received or discovered it.

Please bring just one item and limit your talk to just one minute!

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership
fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be
available. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the
time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


Lokhvitsa, Ukraine translation request #ukraine

aiginsburg
 

I have received a few picture of headstones >from Lokhvitsa, Poltava District, Ukraine.

They are posted at https://flic.kr/s/aHskLeXuXK

Please help translate the headstones >from the Hebrew. Reply to me by email at aaron.ginsburg@gmail.com

Thank you

Aaron Ginsburg
Researching Ukraine: Pokrassa, Goridshche, Cherkassy District and Karnowsky, Ignatovka (near Kiev); Ginsburg Glubokie and Dokshitsy, Belarus; Kusinitz, Dokshitsy area, Belarus.

aaron.ginsburg@gmail.com
Foxboro, MA USA
jewishdokshitsy.org
sukkahsoftheworld.org
http://sites.google.com/site/yousaypokrassa/
http://sites.google.com/site/aaronginsburg/

MODERATOR'S NOTE:


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Lokhvitsa, Ukraine translation request #ukraine

aiginsburg
 

I have received a few picture of headstones >from Lokhvitsa, Poltava District, Ukraine.

They are posted at https://flic.kr/s/aHskLeXuXK

Please help translate the headstones >from the Hebrew. Reply to me by email at aaron.ginsburg@gmail.com

Thank you

Aaron Ginsburg
Researching Ukraine: Pokrassa, Goridshche, Cherkassy District and Karnowsky, Ignatovka (near Kiev); Ginsburg Glubokie and Dokshitsy, Belarus; Kusinitz, Dokshitsy area, Belarus.

aaron.ginsburg@gmail.com
Foxboro, MA USA
jewishdokshitsy.org
sukkahsoftheworld.org
http://sites.google.com/site/yousaypokrassa/
http://sites.google.com/site/aaronginsburg/

MODERATOR'S NOTE:


(US-NY) The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Historical Society has a new exhibit: The First Jewish
Americans-Freedom and Culture in the New World October 28, 2016-February 26,
2017. Jews have been part of the American story since before the American
Revolution. It addresses how Jewish settlers came to inhabit the New World,
Jews in Colonial America and their contributions to the flowering of
American culture. The exhibit follows the immigration >from Europe, South
America and the Caribbean to arriving in Nieuw Amsterdam in 1654.

More about the exhibit may be read at:
http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/first-jewish-americans-freedom-and-culture-new-world
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/ho6h5rr )
The Forward has an article with 11 images >from the exhibit. They may be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/jd4a8y4
Original url:
http://forward.com/news/353045/look-11-astounding-images-of-jewish-settlers-in-colonial-america/

If you are visiting New York City during the time of the exhibit, and want
to see the exhibit it is located at: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-NY) The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Historical Society has a new exhibit: The First Jewish
Americans-Freedom and Culture in the New World October 28, 2016-February 26,
2017. Jews have been part of the American story since before the American
Revolution. It addresses how Jewish settlers came to inhabit the New World,
Jews in Colonial America and their contributions to the flowering of
American culture. The exhibit follows the immigration >from Europe, South
America and the Caribbean to arriving in Nieuw Amsterdam in 1654.

More about the exhibit may be read at:
http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/first-jewish-americans-freedom-and-culture-new-world
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/ho6h5rr )
The Forward has an article with 11 images >from the exhibit. They may be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/jd4a8y4
Original url:
http://forward.com/news/353045/look-11-astounding-images-of-jewish-settlers-in-colonial-america/

If you are visiting New York City during the time of the exhibit, and want
to see the exhibit it is located at: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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