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Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #YizkorBooks

Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Bruce

A very touching story.  Seeing that you have some association with Yizkor books might be a subscriber to the sub-group 

yizkorbooks@...

That being the case you may have seen my recent post titled  

A Book of Memory of the Jewish Community of Pinczow, Poland

I am looking for an English translation of the account on pages 210-212 in relation to
The Beitar and the Revisionist movements in Pinczow by Yechiel Kavshenyevski

Do you think that you may be able to assist me with that.

Thanks
Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia

Researching: HERING
Town: Pinczow

Re: SS5 Question for Immigrants #USA #Help #BrickWall #Poland

Marion Werle
 

I don't know how late they go (probably depends on the court), but Family Search has US naturalization records from various courts as part of their unindexed collections. I believe you need the certificate number (you can double check the naturalization index records) and the court name/district. I found one from 1951 issued in the Eastern District of New York. 

Also, according to the Social Security website, noncitizens can have Social Security numbers. 

Marion Werle
<werleme@...>
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab

Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #YizkorBooks

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town’s Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery

Re: Tracing family in Poland #Poland

boris@...
 

Дорогая Айрис,

Спасибо за интересное сообщение. А по-русски нельзя писать?

;-)

Борис

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Barbara Mannlein
 

It would also be helpful if responses included the original email.

I find that reading what are clearly responses very confusing since the email being responded to is not included.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

Converso children #CryptoJewry

ArnoldChamove@...
 

(1) If a woman is forced to convert from being Jewish [e.g., "converso" ] either (a) before or (b) after she has had children), can her children claim to be Jewish according to rabbinic interpretation?

(2) if a woman chooses to convert to Judaism either (a) before or (b) after she has children, can her children claim to be Jewish?

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Hilary Henkin
 

I would amend that to suggest that if the writer is replying to a digest post, they change the subject of the email appropriately to reference the specific post, not the digest in general.

(I have left the subject of this email unchanged as an example.)

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area

On 10/12/2019 2:09 PM, Barbara Mannlein wrote:
It would also be helpful if responses included the original email.

I find that reading what are clearly responses very confusing since the email being responded to is not included.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

Question #Help

Terese B. Deboo
 

Please let me know why I am no longer receiving emails from the SIGs.

Many thanks -

Terese B. Deboo
Memphis, TN

Re: Question #Help

Dick Plotz
 

This kind of question should be addressed to JewishGen Support,
support@... . There are only a very few out of the over 7000
subscribers to this list who are in a position to answer this kind of
question. The Support Desk can route each question to the person in
the best position to answer it.

The most likely answer is that there have been no posts to the SIG
lists you're subscribed to, but there are many other possibilities.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:59 PM Terese B. Deboo via
Groups.Jewishgen.Org <tdeboo=mac.com@...> wrote:

Please let me know why I am no longer receiving emails from the SIGs.

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Vicki Adelson
 

I would amend all of the above to say: “What have you done? You have changed something that was really good and informative to something that is totally a mess. I subscribed to this for years and found it very helpful; it is totally useless now. Go back to the original format. Change is not always good.”

Finding relatives #Hungary

zaida67@...
 

Can anyone tell me how to find relatives in Hungary? I am trying to find either Taub's or Bihari.
Thank you.

Re: Question #Help

sarahlmeyer@...
 

Why am I getting multiple messages per day rather than just one when I requested digest form?  And why do I need a separate login from my Jewishgen researcher number login?
I also would like a translate button if people post in multiple languages.  I tried to copy and paste the Hebrew, but could not get all the Hebrew selected without having the header selected also.

Re: Question #Help

Barbara Kenzer
 

Hi Terese
 
I am also on Sigs and I have not received any emails as well. I believe because for the reason Dick mentioned. Depends where you subscribe to.
Barbara Kenzer 
Chicago, IL  USA


On Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 9:26 PM Dick Plotz <Dick@...> wrote:
This kind of question should be addressed to JewishGen Support,
support@... . There are only a very few out of the over 7000
subscribers to this list who are in a position to answer this kind of
question. The Support Desk can route each question to the person in
the best position to answer it.

The most likely answer is that there have been no posts to the SIG
lists you're subscribed to, but there are many other possibilities.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:59 PM Terese B. Deboo via
Groups.Jewishgen.Org <tdeboo=mac.com@...> wrote:

Please let me know why I am no longer receiving emails from the SIGs.

 

 

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Yeladot18@...
 

I agree with Barbara Mannlein. It is very difficult to read the digests without knowing what any given post in answering.

Kardonsky #ISO #USA

YaleZuss@...
 

In the wake of the "Roots" genealogy craze, my grandfather told me his mother, Batya Kardonsky, had at least nine siblings.  My family has been in touch with the descendants of four them since leaving Ukraine, vicinity of Starykostyantinyv/Starokonstantinov, a century ago.  I am writing to see whether this message board can help me connect with the other five trunks:
 
I believe I recently identified the descendants of a fifth sibling, Pearl, who married Bernard Blumberg and went to Philadelphia.

Number 6, Uncle Morris, also went to Philadelphia, a seventh, Shima, went to Argentina, Uncle Reuben came to America, and Grandpa had no information at all on number nine, Mochta, which may mean Mordechai.  Grandpa thought  it possible that there were others.
 
Although I believe they are from (at least?) two wives (Pearl is about 30 years younger than my great-grandmother) their common father was David.
 
If there is anyone out there who is part of this clan, please contact me directly.
 
Yale Zussman
YaleZuss@...

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Thank you, Jon. We will review how to do this better, per your suggestions.
With regards to Hebrew characters - this new platform can now accept accented characters, along with multiple languages, etc. It was never a policy to NOT accept this in the past. We were simply limited by the technology.
Thank you very much for your feedback, suggestions and continued support of JewishGen's important work.
Avraham

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 08:19 AM, Jon Seligman wrote:

Abraham,

 

The hashtag has the potential to be useful but needs to be visually presented better. The white in small letters on a light green background (#Sephardic #Galicia) makes it almost invisible to the eye. Larger letters and a black background would work (#Sephardic #Galicia).

 

חג שמח

)it was always outrageous that the JewishGen forum would not accept Hebrew characters – so תודה רבה)

 

Jon Seligman

Zur Hadassa, Israel

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for your feedback. There are a few ways to include a reply in messages:

Replying via your email to an individual message (i.e. not a digest): It depends on the setting within your email client. When clicking "reply" if your email client automatically includes the previous message, it will do so within this Discussion Group as well. If it does not, you can adjust your settings, or copy+paste the message manually. If you need help, please email support@..., include which email client you use, and we will do our best to help.

Replying via your email to a message within a digest: 
Beneath the message you are interested in replying to, there are the following options:
  1. View/Reply Online: If you click on View/Reply Online that will allow you to use the online message editor, and there is an option to include all/some of the message in your reply (see below).
  2. Reply To Group: If you click Reply to Group, you will open a new email in your email client, and you would have to copy+paste the message in order to include it. Note: The nice part of this platform is that you can easily view the entire thread of a conversation/topic by clicking: View Topic > View All Messages in Topic.  
Replying via the Web Forum (groups.JewishGen.org): There are two ways to do this:
  1. Using the online message editor, you can quote the entire message by clicking the far-left icon on the menu bar in the editor ("Quote Whole Post"). See the arrows in the screen-shot below.
  2. You can highlight a portion of the message before you hit the Reply button, and that section of the message will be quoted.
I hope this was helpful. Thank you again. We will strive to continuously improve this new platform, making it as user-friendly as possible, and we greatly appreciate your feedback.
Avraham
 

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 05:48 PM, Barbara Mannlein wrote:
It would also be helpful if responses included the original email.

I find that reading what are clearly responses very confusing since the email being responded to is not included.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Vicki,
Thank you for your message. I appreciate your honesty and being willing to share your opinions.
Our previous system was preventing us from creating/maintaining a platform that would unite as many people around the world as possible. (See my earlier messages that outlined some of the causes, such as the requirement for Plain-Text, the inability to display images, accented characters, other languages, etc). We felt this new platform would be a major upgrade, but I do recognize that it's not perfect, and I am sorry for any incovneience this might be causing you. We will continue to try and improve this platform to the greatest extent possible and will appreciate your feedback and suggestions. In the meantime, if we can be of any help to you in terms of more specific training, etc., please email support@... and we will do our best to assist. 
Thank you again.
Avraham

Re: Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #YizkorBooks

Randall Tenor
 

I wish more Lithuanian communities and the Lithuanian government would do this. I am fortunate that most of my family came over around 1900 and others were able to fight in the forest in WW II, though we lost some in the camps. Let's hope that Yuburg is not a one time event.

Thank you.

 Randy Tenor

Login to JewishGen #Help

Sheldon Dan
 

I just noticed that the login to the discussion group requires my e-mail address and a password.

Does this apply to the JewishGen site, where I logged in with my researcher number and a password?

Thanks for clearing up the confusion, as I am still getting used to this new format.
--
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...