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New video on the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Fellow Bialystokers:

The wonderful folks who have been involved every August in efforts to
restore the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok have produced a new
video about their project. Their two-week summer restoration program for
2019 will be year four of this project. You can view the video at two
sources: https://youtu.be/8zqojR7Avoc and https://vimeo.com/321872679.

The Bagnowka Cemetery is maintained year around by local Jewish
Community representative Lucy Lisowska. For years, Dr. Heidi Szpek has
documented the Matzevot and supports this project as well (see
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/have-your-say/epitaphs-poignant-connections-to-a-world-now-gone/).
The project to use motorized equipment to restore over 300 Matzevot per
year is led by Josh and Amy Degen and Howie and Paula Flagler with local
support of Waldek Mierzejewski. I was in Bialystok last August and saw
first-hand the efforts of these people and the other volunteers. These
efforts are a blessing for my ancestors who were buried in this Cemetery
from 1892 through 1936 and to all Bialystoker Jews in the diaspora.
You can find out more about this project and how to support it at
http://bialystokcemeteryrestoration.org/.

Mark Halpern
Researching PERLIS, GIRSZOWICZ, PLONSKY, CITRON >from Bialystok and
surrounding towns


Mormon Church Renames it Websites, Social Media Accounts and Employee Email Addresses Effective March 5 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As many of us use the local family history libraries to do research this may
be of interest.

The Mormon Church announced it would rename websites, social media accounts
and employee email addresses to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as their
Church continues to push to be known by the religion's full name and not the
"shorthand" it previously embraced.

Church employee emails that ended with @ldschurch.org will now end with
@ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The faith and church websites and social media
accounts in other languages will be changed in the coming months.

The faith now says Mormon, Mormonism and LDS are not acceptable.

In October, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed the
Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

At this time there is no mention of changing the emails or websites of those
with FamilySearch in the name. I have spoken with at least one FamilySearch
director said they have not heard of their emails or websites yet to be
changed. For those who have their local Family History Centers on their
society websites, it does not appear that the names for the addresses need
to be changed as yet.

To read the Church announcement see:
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-name-alignment
And
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mormon-websites-renamed-push-end-shortha
nd-61483589

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland New video on the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Bialystok #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Dear Fellow Bialystokers:

The wonderful folks who have been involved every August in efforts to
restore the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok have produced a new
video about their project. Their two-week summer restoration program for
2019 will be year four of this project. You can view the video at two
sources: https://youtu.be/8zqojR7Avoc and https://vimeo.com/321872679.

The Bagnowka Cemetery is maintained year around by local Jewish
Community representative Lucy Lisowska. For years, Dr. Heidi Szpek has
documented the Matzevot and supports this project as well (see
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/have-your-say/epitaphs-poignant-connections-to-a-world-now-gone/).
The project to use motorized equipment to restore over 300 Matzevot per
year is led by Josh and Amy Degen and Howie and Paula Flagler with local
support of Waldek Mierzejewski. I was in Bialystok last August and saw
first-hand the efforts of these people and the other volunteers. These
efforts are a blessing for my ancestors who were buried in this Cemetery
from 1892 through 1936 and to all Bialystoker Jews in the diaspora.
You can find out more about this project and how to support it at
http://bialystokcemeteryrestoration.org/.

Mark Halpern
Researching PERLIS, GIRSZOWICZ, PLONSKY, CITRON >from Bialystok and
surrounding towns


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mormon Church Renames it Websites, Social Media Accounts and Employee Email Addresses Effective March 5 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As many of us use the local family history libraries to do research this may
be of interest.

The Mormon Church announced it would rename websites, social media accounts
and employee email addresses to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as their
Church continues to push to be known by the religion's full name and not the
"shorthand" it previously embraced.

Church employee emails that ended with @ldschurch.org will now end with
@ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The faith and church websites and social media
accounts in other languages will be changed in the coming months.

The faith now says Mormon, Mormonism and LDS are not acceptable.

In October, the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed the
Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

At this time there is no mention of changing the emails or websites of those
with FamilySearch in the name. I have spoken with at least one FamilySearch
director said they have not heard of their emails or websites yet to be
changed. For those who have their local Family History Centers on their
society websites, it does not appear that the names for the addresses need
to be changed as yet.

To read the Church announcement see:
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-name-alignment
And
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mormon-websites-renamed-push-end-shortha
nd-61483589

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Russian from Lublin - DRESZER #poland

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1909
Lublin, Poland birth record of Mojzesz Hersz DRESZER, Akta 597. I would
like a translation of all the genealogically significant information,
especially the actual date and location of the birth.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72312.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@prodigy.net


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian from Lublin - DRESZER #poland

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1909
Lublin, Poland birth record of Mojzesz Hersz DRESZER, Akta 597. I would
like a translation of all the genealogically significant information,
especially the actual date and location of the birth.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72312.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@prodigy.net


JGS Greater Philadelphia -March Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS Greater Philadelphia -March Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Main Line Reform Temple 10 Montgomery Ave. Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Ira Poliakoff, author of Synagogues of Philadelphia

Program: Looking at the History of Philadelphia's Jewish Community through the
eyes of more than 500 Synagogues
Ira Poliakoff was born in Manhattan in 1945 just as his father returned >from 4
years of service as a Ship's Doctor during WW2. He grew up on the Upper West Side
of Manhattan and Rockville Centre, Long Island. He is a retired business owner
and has lived with his wife, Judy, in Wynnewood for almost40 years. They have 2
children and two grandchildren. Ira's first book, published in 2017,
"Synagogues of Long Island", was awarded first place in the category "Religion,
General," at the 2018 Best Book Awards at Book Fest.

Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting 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.

Member are welcome without charge Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [[JGSGP]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Greater Philadelphia -March Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

JGS Greater Philadelphia -March Meeting

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Main Line Reform Temple 10 Montgomery Ave. Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Ira Poliakoff, author of Synagogues of Philadelphia

Program: Looking at the History of Philadelphia's Jewish Community through the
eyes of more than 500 Synagogues
Ira Poliakoff was born in Manhattan in 1945 just as his father returned >from 4
years of service as a Ship's Doctor during WW2. He grew up on the Upper West Side
of Manhattan and Rockville Centre, Long Island. He is a retired business owner
and has lived with his wife, Judy, in Wynnewood for almost40 years. They have 2
children and two grandchildren. Ira's first book, published in 2017,
"Synagogues of Long Island", was awarded first place in the category "Religion,
General," at the 2018 Best Book Awards at Book Fest.

Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting 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.

Member are welcome without charge Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [[JGSGP]


Galicia I course begins April 1 #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two-part course is designed for
those who are relatively new to Galician research but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, continue with surname
research via vital records using four major websites: Routes to Roots,
JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may
continue by researching directly in the Polish archives websites.

We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact list of who is
researching your surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to
connect with fellow researchers and professionals.

Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook. Please
note: We do not research US or UK records; you need to know the
immigrant's name and town >from prior research. Galicia II (2020) will
cover the historical background, the Polish Archives, over 50 different
source websites (census, military, directories etc), Holocaust, languages,
hiring a researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post
one ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and
work one-on-one with the instructor to research vital records for your
branch and ask your questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as
our students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at
leisure.

It is imperative that you read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40144
then please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen
www.jewishgen.org/education


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galicia I course begins April 1 #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two-part course is designed for
those who are relatively new to Galician research but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, continue with surname
research via vital records using four major websites: Routes to Roots,
JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen; advanced students may
continue by researching directly in the Polish archives websites.

We will focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact list of who is
researching your surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to
connect with fellow researchers and professionals.

Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook. Please
note: We do not research US or UK records; you need to know the
immigrant's name and town >from prior research. Galicia II (2020) will
cover the historical background, the Polish Archives, over 50 different
source websites (census, military, directories etc), Holocaust, languages,
hiring a researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post
one ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and
work one-on-one with the instructor to research vital records for your
branch and ask your questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as
our students are international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at
leisure.

It is imperative that you read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40144
then please ask any question. Registration is open to 15 students.

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education, JewishGen
www.jewishgen.org/education


Samuel SELIGMAN from Stuttgart #germany

joelle meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Hello

I have ancestors >from Furth named STUTTGARTER and STETTEN. Thanks to the
help of various people, I have received /found a lot of information on those
two lines of ancestors.

On the STUTTGARTER side, my ancestor Isaac STUTTGARTER was born in
Stuttgart in 1800. His father was Samuel Seligman (STUTTGARTER) born
in Stuttgart in 1771. His father was named Isaac. They moved to
Furth where they were jewelers and as far as I understand Isaac
became the head of the community of Furth.

Mr Hoffman was someone to help me and believes that around 1795 Samuel
Seligmann was accepted as Court Jew in Stuttgart by the Duke of
W=FCrttemberg.

I have ordered the document appointing him as a court Jew >from the
archives.
The 1804 directory shows him as "Hofjud (Court Jew) Seligmann.

If I am writing today it is because I cannot read the document which is
written in Old German and comprises various documents/letters.
If someone would have some time to read it and tell me if there is
anything of interest on my family I would be happy to forward the
document. I have learned that only a few jews were authorized to
live in Stuttgart in the 18 the century and there was a very prominent
family there : thecSELIGMANN and the KAULA.
I was wondering whether my ancestor Samuel Seligman would be
related to the SELIGMANN family
I can provide more information if anyone is interested.

Best regards, Joelle Meyer in France Joelle.meyer24@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Samuel SELIGMAN from Stuttgart #germany

joelle meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Hello

I have ancestors >from Furth named STUTTGARTER and STETTEN. Thanks to the
help of various people, I have received /found a lot of information on those
two lines of ancestors.

On the STUTTGARTER side, my ancestor Isaac STUTTGARTER was born in
Stuttgart in 1800. His father was Samuel Seligman (STUTTGARTER) born
in Stuttgart in 1771. His father was named Isaac. They moved to
Furth where they were jewelers and as far as I understand Isaac
became the head of the community of Furth.

Mr Hoffman was someone to help me and believes that around 1795 Samuel
Seligmann was accepted as Court Jew in Stuttgart by the Duke of
W=FCrttemberg.

I have ordered the document appointing him as a court Jew >from the
archives.
The 1804 directory shows him as "Hofjud (Court Jew) Seligmann.

If I am writing today it is because I cannot read the document which is
written in Old German and comprises various documents/letters.
If someone would have some time to read it and tell me if there is
anything of interest on my family I would be happy to forward the
document. I have learned that only a few jews were authorized to
live in Stuttgart in the 18 the century and there was a very prominent
family there : thecSELIGMANN and the KAULA.
I was wondering whether my ancestor Samuel Seligman would be
related to the SELIGMANN family
I can provide more information if anyone is interested.

Best regards, Joelle Meyer in France Joelle.meyer24@gmail.com


Trying to find further details re Egon LUSTIG, born in Petershoven in 1882. #germany

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,

I am hoping to make contact with descendants of Egon Lustig, who was born
in Petershoven in 1882 and who was a passenger on the ill-fated St. Louis.

His wife Elsa/Else, nee Nelson, was also a passenger. They both died in
Auschwitz.

I am trying to determine if this is the same Egon Lustig who was previously
married to an Erna nee Grunwald; she died in 1934.

Thank you.

Fredel Fruhman
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German SIG #Germany Trying to find further details re Egon LUSTIG, born in Petershoven in 1882. #germany

fredelfruhman
 

Hello,

I am hoping to make contact with descendants of Egon Lustig, who was born
in Petershoven in 1882 and who was a passenger on the ill-fated St. Louis.

His wife Elsa/Else, nee Nelson, was also a passenger. They both died in
Auschwitz.

I am trying to determine if this is the same Egon Lustig who was previously
married to an Erna nee Grunwald; she died in 1934.

Thank you.

Fredel Fruhman
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Rav Yisrael Muller #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Rav Yisrael Muller of Chestnut Ridge, NY
and formerly a Rosh Kollel in Toronto, who married Chaya, daughter of
Moshe (Paul) Reichmann and his wife Leah, daughter of Moshe Feldman,
descendants of the famous Shick Rabbinical family.
Neil Rosenstein

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rav Yisrael Muller #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Rav Yisrael Muller of Chestnut Ridge, NY
and formerly a Rosh Kollel in Toronto, who married Chaya, daughter of
Moshe (Paul) Reichmann and his wife Leah, daughter of Moshe Feldman,
descendants of the famous Shick Rabbinical family.
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses only please


Detailed descendancy tree of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to a note written by a great uncle of mine, his mother's mother was a
descendant of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin or at least >from his extended family.

My great grandmother was Bracha SCHECHTER (KANTOR). She and her three
siblings, including well known Chaim Dov KANTOR of Moshav Shfeya,
Israel, came to Israel in the 1870s >from Pinsk. Supposedly the
connection was through Bracha's mother's mother.

My uncle also wrote that as their (I' presume that "their" means brach's maternal
grandparents) parents died at a young age, Reb' Itzaleh, Reb' Chaim of Volozhin's
son took them to their chupa(wedding canopy) . Looking through books on the
Volozhin family I find no one named or married to a KANTOR but a daughter (Married
to LANDAU) of Reb. Itzaleh did pass away leaving young unmarried orphans.

As stated above, I've seen several published tree of descendants of
Reb. Chaim. Does anyone have a more detailed listof his descendants
where a KANTOR family is mentioned?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Detailed descendancy tree of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to a note written by a great uncle of mine, his mother's mother was a
descendant of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin or at least >from his extended family.

My great grandmother was Bracha SCHECHTER (KANTOR). She and her three
siblings, including well known Chaim Dov KANTOR of Moshav Shfeya,
Israel, came to Israel in the 1870s >from Pinsk. Supposedly the
connection was through Bracha's mother's mother.

My uncle also wrote that as their (I' presume that "their" means brach's maternal
grandparents) parents died at a young age, Reb' Itzaleh, Reb' Chaim of Volozhin's
son took them to their chupa(wedding canopy) . Looking through books on the
Volozhin family I find no one named or married to a KANTOR but a daughter (Married
to LANDAU) of Reb. Itzaleh did pass away leaving young unmarried orphans.

As stated above, I've seen several published tree of descendants of
Reb. Chaim. Does anyone have a more detailed listof his descendants
where a KANTOR family is mentioned?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


MEISTROFF/MEISTROVSKY brick wall #general

Felissa Lashley
 

Hello all. My paternal grandfather, Nathan DORBIN/DROBITSKY/DRUBITSKY
from the Cherkassy area of the Ukraine had a nephew named Sol
MEISTROFF. Sol's mother was my grandfathers sister, Malke. In what we
know of the family, there is a note that she might have married Aaron
SATLOFF/SATLOW. However that does not explain the MEISTROFF name.

Sol MEISTROFF lived in Lincoln Nebraska and St. Joseph Missouri after
coming to the U.S. I remember him very fondly in this American Legion
garb with a cane after serving in WW I. I can find records of his
troop movements but nothing as to his fathers name or any siblings.

I simply do not know where to turn next. His tombstone does not have
any information. I would so appreciate any assistance.
Thank you very much.

Felissa Lashley
Austin, TX

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MEISTROFF/MEISTROVSKY brick wall #general

Felissa Lashley
 

Hello all. My paternal grandfather, Nathan DORBIN/DROBITSKY/DRUBITSKY
from the Cherkassy area of the Ukraine had a nephew named Sol
MEISTROFF. Sol's mother was my grandfathers sister, Malke. In what we
know of the family, there is a note that she might have married Aaron
SATLOFF/SATLOW. However that does not explain the MEISTROFF name.

Sol MEISTROFF lived in Lincoln Nebraska and St. Joseph Missouri after
coming to the U.S. I remember him very fondly in this American Legion
garb with a cane after serving in WW I. I can find records of his
troop movements but nothing as to his fathers name or any siblings.

I simply do not know where to turn next. His tombstone does not have
any information. I would so appreciate any assistance.
Thank you very much.

Felissa Lashley
Austin, TX

MODERATOR NOTE: To avoid having messages returned for editing, please make sure
that all CAPS are only used in surnames.

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