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Researching HOWARD/BLITZ/BARNETT/LAZARUS families #general

JAMES COX <jamescox@...>
 

I am researching my g. grandfather John HOWARD born about 1830 in Warrington,
Lancashire, UK. He lived in Devon, London and Brighton. He died in 1917 and is
buried at Florence place Cemetery, Brighton. He was a Member of the West
London Synagogue >from 1895 to 1917.

I know >from John HOWARD's will that he is related to the BARNETT and BLITZ
families but I can't find the link.

John HOWARD's cousin was Abraham BLITZ born in Bedminster, Somerset in 1849
and died in Birmingham in1923. Abraham BLITZ's father was John BLITZ born
about 1820 in Deal Kent. His mother was Ann Hall born 1825 in Crewkerne,
Somerset. His grandfather was probably Antonio/Anthony BLITZ born about
1770. John BLITZ's brother Antonio/Anthony a.k.a Signor BLITZ was a
conjuror/magician who emigrated to USA in 1834. He died in 1877.

John HOWARD's "half brother" Percy Arthur BARNETT was born in Devon in 1858
and died in London in 1941. Percy Arthur BARNETT's father was John Beryl
Barnett born in Aldgate, London about 1807. His mother was Sarah Charlotte
BARNETT (nee LAZARUS) born in Aldgate, London about 1821.

Anyone who has any information about John HOWARD's family (father, mother,
siblings) and/or how he is related to the BLITZ and BARNETT families please
contact me.

Thank you
Patricia Cox
London, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching HOWARD/BLITZ/BARNETT/LAZARUS families #general

JAMES COX <jamescox@...>
 

I am researching my g. grandfather John HOWARD born about 1830 in Warrington,
Lancashire, UK. He lived in Devon, London and Brighton. He died in 1917 and is
buried at Florence place Cemetery, Brighton. He was a Member of the West
London Synagogue >from 1895 to 1917.

I know >from John HOWARD's will that he is related to the BARNETT and BLITZ
families but I can't find the link.

John HOWARD's cousin was Abraham BLITZ born in Bedminster, Somerset in 1849
and died in Birmingham in1923. Abraham BLITZ's father was John BLITZ born
about 1820 in Deal Kent. His mother was Ann Hall born 1825 in Crewkerne,
Somerset. His grandfather was probably Antonio/Anthony BLITZ born about
1770. John BLITZ's brother Antonio/Anthony a.k.a Signor BLITZ was a
conjuror/magician who emigrated to USA in 1834. He died in 1877.

John HOWARD's "half brother" Percy Arthur BARNETT was born in Devon in 1858
and died in London in 1941. Percy Arthur BARNETT's father was John Beryl
Barnett born in Aldgate, London about 1807. His mother was Sarah Charlotte
BARNETT (nee LAZARUS) born in Aldgate, London about 1821.

Anyone who has any information about John HOWARD's family (father, mother,
siblings) and/or how he is related to the BLITZ and BARNETT families please
contact me.

Thank you
Patricia Cox
London, UK


(US) Holocaust Memorial Documentaries Next Week Discovery Channel and PBS to Commemorate Yom Hashoah #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yom Hashoah is commemorated in Israel and the United States on May 2, 2019
(begins at sundown on May 1). Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Memorial Day is
commemorated for the six million Jews and five million others who perished
in the Holocaust. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public
holiday. Yom Hashoah was inaugurated on 1953, by a law signed by the Prime
Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak
Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would
be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

May 1 the Discovery Channel will air Liberation Heroes: The Last
Eyewitnesses. In the Discovery Channel press release the times for the May 1
showing are: at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Please check your local stations for your
station and when this documentary will air in your area.

The film draws on a collection of 55,000 testimonies of survivors and
witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocidal events that is part of USC
Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive. Many of the interviews were
recorded since 1994 with the organization established by Steven Spielberg
after his experiences filming Schindler's List. One person featured is Alan
Moskin who served in Patton's Third Army and helped to liberate Mauthausen.

To see the Discovery Channel Press release go to:
https://press.discovery.com/us/dsc/programs/liberation-heroes-last-eyewitnesses/

To read the Jewish Journal article see:
https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/297575/liberation-heroes-bear-witness-to-the-holocaust/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/yyty5gaj ]

PBS is airing a different documentary on PBS and PBS.org/Frontline : The Last
Survivors on April 30 at 10 PM/9PM Central. As young children, they lived
through the Holocaust. More than seventy years after World War II, some of
the last remaining survivors recount their memories and the lingering
trauma. To watch a trailer see:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-last-survivors/ Please check
your local stations for your station and when this documentary will air in
your area.

To read more about this documentary see:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/announcement/on-april-30-frontline-shares-the-stories-of-the-last-survivors-of-the-holocaust/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y3kyt3st ]

The Last Survivors is produced by the BBC.

To read more see:
https://www.jta.org/2019/04/25/culture/discovery-channel-and-pbs-to-air-holocaust-documentaries-for-yom-hashoah
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y372kd22 ]

Use the time for airing >from the above cited sources >from the Discovery
Channel and PBS and check your local
stations, not >from the JTA article as they are different for at least one
of the airings.

I do not know if The Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses nor the Last
Survivors will air outside the United States or if they do when that will
occur.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Holocaust Memorial Documentaries Next Week Discovery Channel and PBS to Commemorate Yom Hashoah #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yom Hashoah is commemorated in Israel and the United States on May 2, 2019
(begins at sundown on May 1). Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Memorial Day is
commemorated for the six million Jews and five million others who perished
in the Holocaust. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public
holiday. Yom Hashoah was inaugurated on 1953, by a law signed by the Prime
Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak
Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would
be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.

May 1 the Discovery Channel will air Liberation Heroes: The Last
Eyewitnesses. In the Discovery Channel press release the times for the May 1
showing are: at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Please check your local stations for your
station and when this documentary will air in your area.

The film draws on a collection of 55,000 testimonies of survivors and
witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocidal events that is part of USC
Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive. Many of the interviews were
recorded since 1994 with the organization established by Steven Spielberg
after his experiences filming Schindler's List. One person featured is Alan
Moskin who served in Patton's Third Army and helped to liberate Mauthausen.

To see the Discovery Channel Press release go to:
https://press.discovery.com/us/dsc/programs/liberation-heroes-last-eyewitnesses/

To read the Jewish Journal article see:
https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/297575/liberation-heroes-bear-witness-to-the-holocaust/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/yyty5gaj ]

PBS is airing a different documentary on PBS and PBS.org/Frontline : The Last
Survivors on April 30 at 10 PM/9PM Central. As young children, they lived
through the Holocaust. More than seventy years after World War II, some of
the last remaining survivors recount their memories and the lingering
trauma. To watch a trailer see:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-last-survivors/ Please check
your local stations for your station and when this documentary will air in
your area.

To read more about this documentary see:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/announcement/on-april-30-frontline-shares-the-stories-of-the-last-survivors-of-the-holocaust/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y3kyt3st ]

The Last Survivors is produced by the BBC.

To read more see:
https://www.jta.org/2019/04/25/culture/discovery-channel-and-pbs-to-air-holocaust-documentaries-for-yom-hashoah
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://tinyurl.com/y372kd22 ]

Use the time for airing >from the above cited sources >from the Discovery
Channel and PBS and check your local
stations, not >from the JTA article as they are different for at least one
of the airings.

I do not know if The Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses nor the Last
Survivors will air outside the United States or if they do when that will
occur.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Inquiry about Benjamin Disraeli's grandmother, Sarah Siprut de Gabay (1742-1825) #sephardic

Enzo Falco
 

Tim Franks wrote:

"...I have a direct antecedent who shares her name...Joseph Siprut de
Gabay...In 1736 Joseph married Ester Orobio Furtado (b. Lisbon 1708)
in Amsterdam."

I have Disraelis grandfather, Benjamin D'Israeli (1730, Cento Ferrara -
1818, England}, first marrying Rebecca Mendez Furtado (? - 1795) having
a daughter Rachel (1757, London - 1807).

Benjamin then married Sarah Siprut (Seyproot) De Gabay. Their grandchild
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) became the Earl of Beaconsfield and the
Prime Minister of Britain.

I have additional descendants of Furtado and De Gabay but not any
ancestors.

I may be related to the last Benjamin through his mother Maria (Miriam)
Basevi (1775 - 1871) because she shares the same last name as my 4gmother
Anna Basevi (1757, Verona - 1841)

Enzo Falco
Belmont, Massachusetts
USA


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: Inquiry about Benjamin Disraeli's grandmother, Sarah Siprut de Gabay (1742-1825) #sephardic

Enzo Falco
 

Tim Franks wrote:

"...I have a direct antecedent who shares her name...Joseph Siprut de
Gabay...In 1736 Joseph married Ester Orobio Furtado (b. Lisbon 1708)
in Amsterdam."

I have Disraelis grandfather, Benjamin D'Israeli (1730, Cento Ferrara -
1818, England}, first marrying Rebecca Mendez Furtado (? - 1795) having
a daughter Rachel (1757, London - 1807).

Benjamin then married Sarah Siprut (Seyproot) De Gabay. Their grandchild
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) became the Earl of Beaconsfield and the
Prime Minister of Britain.

I have additional descendants of Furtado and De Gabay but not any
ancestors.

I may be related to the last Benjamin through his mother Maria (Miriam)
Basevi (1775 - 1871) because she shares the same last name as my 4gmother
Anna Basevi (1757, Verona - 1841)

Enzo Falco
Belmont, Massachusetts
USA


Shanghai Jews Exhibit at Brooklyn Public Library #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A number of Jews fleeing Nazi Europe were able to get to Shanghai China-at
the time that was the last place that would accept Jewish refugees. There
were 18,000 such Jews in Shanghai-living in cramped quarters but with
schools, cultural institutions and a social life.

The Brooklyn Public Library has an exhibit, "Jewish Refugees in Shanghai"
through May 10.

More information about the exhibit, with photographs may be found at:
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/exhibitions/jewish-refugees-shanghai-1

To read the article and see some of the photos in the exhibit go to:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/nyregion/jewish-refugees-shanghai.html

For information about the Brooklyn Library including address and hours see
their website at: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President, JGS Tulsa for sharing the information
with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shanghai Jews Exhibit at Brooklyn Public Library #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A number of Jews fleeing Nazi Europe were able to get to Shanghai China-at
the time that was the last place that would accept Jewish refugees. There
were 18,000 such Jews in Shanghai-living in cramped quarters but with
schools, cultural institutions and a social life.

The Brooklyn Public Library has an exhibit, "Jewish Refugees in Shanghai"
through May 10.

More information about the exhibit, with photographs may be found at:
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/exhibitions/jewish-refugees-shanghai-1

To read the article and see some of the photos in the exhibit go to:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/nyregion/jewish-refugees-shanghai.html

For information about the Brooklyn Library including address and hours see
their website at: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President, JGS Tulsa for sharing the information
with us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Is there a Jewish cemetery in Novyye Veledniki, Urkraine #general

Cindy g
 

I have posted this inquiry in the past, but still have not been able
to get an answer. If anyone can help we or direct me to someone who
can answer my question, I would appreciate it. Has anyone engaged a
researcher in Ukraine who might be interested in searching for an
answer? I have contacted a couple of organizations dedicated to
preserving Eastern European Jewish cemeteries, but with no success.
Novyye Veledniki is near Ovruch. I believe between Ovruch and
Nordychi.

Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is there a Jewish cemetery in Novyye Veledniki, Urkraine #general

Cindy g
 

I have posted this inquiry in the past, but still have not been able
to get an answer. If anyone can help we or direct me to someone who
can answer my question, I would appreciate it. Has anyone engaged a
researcher in Ukraine who might be interested in searching for an
answer? I have contacted a couple of organizations dedicated to
preserving Eastern European Jewish cemeteries, but with no success.
Novyye Veledniki is near Ovruch. I believe between Ovruch and
Nordychi.

Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO


Researching Pinczow #poland

Cassio Tolpolar <tolpolar@...>
 

Hello,

I'm putting together a budget to travel to the Polish city of Pinczow
and would like to know if anybody has been there. At this moment I'm
looking for information such as:
- local researcher average price
- transport >from Krakow to Pinczow for two people - price
- local guide average price

Thank you!
Cassio Tolpolar
researching Eliakim Aspis, who migrated to Brazil in 1928 >from Pinczow

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Researching Pinczow #poland

Cassio Tolpolar <tolpolar@...>
 

Hello,

I'm putting together a budget to travel to the Polish city of Pinczow
and would like to know if anybody has been there. At this moment I'm
looking for information such as:
- local researcher average price
- transport >from Krakow to Pinczow for two people - price
- local guide average price

Thank you!
Cassio Tolpolar
researching Eliakim Aspis, who migrated to Brazil in 1928 >from Pinczow

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #usa

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


JOWBR Update #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


Early American SIG #USA IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #usa

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage
Communications Chair


Early American SIG #USA JOWBR Update #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #germany

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Russian/Moldovan tombstone on ViewMate #general

Alan Greenberg
 

I have posted a image of an inscription on the tombstone of an 87
year old woman buried in Kishinev (Chisinau) Moldova.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73032

Thanks, Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or email directly to Alan.


German SIG #Germany IAJGS Conference Schedule Available; Early-Bird Cutoff Extended #germany

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE

The 39th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy is pleased to announce that
the program schedule is now live on the Conference website
(www.iajgs2019.org). This Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland
Downtown hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, >from July 28 to August 2, 2019.

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT CUTOFF DATE EXTENDED

Early-bird registration for the full Conference at the discounted price of
$325 continues through 11:59 PM, CDT (GMT-5), Thursday, May 9, 2019.

After that, prices for full registration and spouse/significant other
registration will increase by $50. The fees for daily registration and for
purchase of the audio recordings will also go up.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR JEWISH EDUCATORS

On Sunday morning there will be a special sub-conference for Jewish
educators. It will feature talks >from experts on ways to create a
curriculum that will excite young students to study their family
histories. A grant will underwrite the cost for up to 35 Cleveland-area
educators. For details, look under the PROGRAM tab on the Conference
website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The main Conference will start Sunday morning at 10:15 with the first of
some 184 presentations. Sunday will also include the popular SHARE Fair,
and the Exhibit Hall will be open. On Sunday afternoon at 2:45, our
Keynote Speaker, Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music
Studies at Case Western Reserve University, will describe how Jews
contributed to the evolution of rock and roll. That will prepare us for
the Sunday evening reception at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, just a few
blocks >from the hotel. The "Rock Hall" will be open exclusively for us,
and heavy (kosher) hors d'oevres will be served.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 11 SIG luncheons during the
week, many featuring speakers >from the European areas covered by the SIGs.
There will also be 11 "Breakfasts with the Experts" that provide the
opportunity to sit down in a small group (maximum 25) with top experts in
many facets of Jewish genealogy.

The program on Sunday through Wednesday will kick off with workshops for
beginners (and those who feel that their skills need some refreshing).
They will be led by certified genealogist Dr. Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., who
will provide suggestions on how to get started, where to find resources,
and how to organize what you are doing. Dr. Miller will also cover how to
get the most out of the Conference for those attending their first one.

There are over 35 Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings along with additional
SIG meetings. Eleven computer workshops will be offered, limited to 25
attendees each. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with
Internet access.

Evening sessions will include the annual JewishGen gathering, which will
introduce some major changes coming at that organization. Subsequent
evenings will feature the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, the ever
popular Jewpardy! game show night, and the Gala Banquet, featuring Michael
Krasny, well known to NPR and KQED-FM San Francisco listeners. Krasny, a
native Clevelander, will discuss the evolution of Jewish humor, the
subject of his most recent book "Let There Be Laughter."

During the daytime hours, there will be as many as nine sessions at any
one time >from which to choose. For most sessions, audio recordings
together with the speakers' slides will be available for purchase prior to
and during the Conference.

This year, there will be no video recording or streaming, so if you want
to enjoy the best talks, you need to come to Cleveland. See you there this
summer!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian/Moldovan tombstone on ViewMate #general

Alan Greenberg
 

I have posted a image of an inscription on the tombstone of an 87
year old woman buried in Kishinev (Chisinau) Moldova.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73032

Thanks, Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or email directly to Alan.

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