Date   

JGS Oregon meeting - Sunday October 13, 2019 #general

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon announces a program on
Researching Jewish Families. Many families had no surnames for many
years. Names were changed when they came to America, and endogamy,
the practice of marriage among "tribal" members, made figuring out
family connections difficult. Janice Sellers, a nationally-known
professional genealogist, will speak to these issues and others, to
help you research your family and build your tree. JGSO programs are
open to the general public. Help Desk will be available >from 10:00 to
10:30.

DATE: Sunday October 13, 2019
WHEN: 10:30 AM
WHERE: Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane (off Dosch)
Portland, OR 97239

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Oregon meeting - Sunday October 13, 2019 #general

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon announces a program on
Researching Jewish Families. Many families had no surnames for many
years. Names were changed when they came to America, and endogamy,
the practice of marriage among "tribal" members, made figuring out
family connections difficult. Janice Sellers, a nationally-known
professional genealogist, will speak to these issues and others, to
help you research your family and build your tree. JGSO programs are
open to the general public. Help Desk will be available >from 10:00 to
10:30.

DATE: Sunday October 13, 2019
WHEN: 10:30 AM
WHERE: Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane (off Dosch)
Portland, OR 97239

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


(UK) British Library Makes Ancient Religious Texts Available Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library, has placed some its most religious ancient text
online-250-- for general public free access. The collection is "Discovering
Sacred Texts" includes texts for Jews, including copies of the Talmud that
escaped the burnings >from the Middle Ages, the first complete Mishnah and
the Gastner Bible thought to have been created in Egypt around 10 Century
C.E.

To view the collection, Discovering Sacred Texts go to:
https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts

To read more about this see: https://tinyurl.com/y2qc2d2c
Original url:
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/worlds-most-ancient-religious-texts-made-available-online-to-public-at-the-british-library/2019/09/25/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) British Library Makes Ancient Religious Texts Available Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library, has placed some its most religious ancient text
online-250-- for general public free access. The collection is "Discovering
Sacred Texts" includes texts for Jews, including copies of the Talmud that
escaped the burnings >from the Middle Ages, the first complete Mishnah and
the Gastner Bible thought to have been created in Egypt around 10 Century
C.E.

To view the collection, Discovering Sacred Texts go to:
https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts

To read more about this see: https://tinyurl.com/y2qc2d2c
Original url:
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/worlds-most-ancient-religious-texts-made-available-online-to-public-at-the-british-library/2019/09/25/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Dvinsk Latvia Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Dvinsk Latvia. This is the 66th of the total of 84
titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on theweb links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included is now available from
Amazon.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Dvinsk Latvia Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Dvinsk Latvia. This is the 66th of the total of 84
titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on theweb links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included is now available from
Amazon.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Re: The Rabbi of Wolbrom's Daughter - ViewMate #rabbinic

RCK
 

I apologize for the mistake of the link that did not work, it's been a
while since I was engaged in this.
I posted a copy of the relevant page on viewmate here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=75232
And the entire page and the book can be found here:
https://tinyurl.com/y5rsfn6t (it's on page 175 in the reader, which is
page 129 in the actual book's pagination).
Thank you very much.

Kol Tuv,
Reuven Chaim Klein
Beitar Illit, Israel
Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry (Mosaica Press, 2018)


Horodenka Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Holodenka, Ukraine. Additionally we have placed on the
web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included will be available from
Amazon is a couple of days.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Re: The Rabbi of Wolbrom's Daughter - ViewMate #yizkorbooks

RCK
 

I apologize for the mistake of the link that did not work, it's been a
while since I was engaged in this.
I posted a copy of the relevant page on viewmate here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=75232
And the entire page and the book can be found here:
https://tinyurl.com/y5rsfn6t (it's on page 175 in the reader, which is
page 129 in the actual book's pagination).
Thank you very much.

Kol Tuv,
Reuven Chaim Klein
Beitar Illit, Israel
Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry (Mosaica Press, 2018)


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Horodenka Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Holodenka, Ukraine. Additionally we have placed on the
web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included will be available from
Amazon is a couple of days.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Re: Origin of Latvian Jews #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

Latvia was part of Russia until about 100 years ago. My guess would
be that most Jews in what is now Latvia were Ashkenazi.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA
stephenweinstein@yahoo.com

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:01:21 PM PDT, Jeff Canin
jeffcanin07@gmail.com <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

...
Are the Latvian Jews generally considered to be Sephardic?
...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Origin of Latvian Jews #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

Latvia was part of Russia until about 100 years ago. My guess would
be that most Jews in what is now Latvia were Ashkenazi.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA
stephenweinstein@yahoo.com

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:01:21 PM PDT, Jeff Canin
jeffcanin07@gmail.com <latvia@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

...
Are the Latvian Jews generally considered to be Sephardic?
...


Origin of Latvian Jews #sephardic

Jeff Canin <jeffcanin07@...>
 

Dear Sephardic Group,

I'm trying to determine if my family in Latvia could have originally
come >from Spain or Portugal after the Jewish populations there were
expelled in the 1500s. My grandfather, Joseph Chanin (Hebrew spelling
would be chet nun yud nun) was born in Varaklani around 1872. The
English spelling for his name could be Hanin, Kanin, Khanin or Canin.
Joe always said he was Sephardic and the family originally came >from
Portugal, but I can't find any evidence that Jews >from Portugal made
it to Latvia. His father was Mendel Chanin and grandfather, born
around 1828 was Shmul Ber (Samuel) Chanin.

Are the Latvian Jews generally considered to be Sephardic?

Thank you very much in advance for any help you can give me.

Warm regards,

Jeff Canin


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Origin of Latvian Jews #sephardic

Jeff Canin <jeffcanin07@...>
 

Dear Sephardic Group,

I'm trying to determine if my family in Latvia could have originally
come >from Spain or Portugal after the Jewish populations there were
expelled in the 1500s. My grandfather, Joseph Chanin (Hebrew spelling
would be chet nun yud nun) was born in Varaklani around 1872. The
English spelling for his name could be Hanin, Kanin, Khanin or Canin.
Joe always said he was Sephardic and the family originally came >from
Portugal, but I can't find any evidence that Jews >from Portugal made
it to Latvia. His father was Mendel Chanin and grandfather, born
around 1828 was Shmul Ber (Samuel) Chanin.

Are the Latvian Jews generally considered to be Sephardic?

Thank you very much in advance for any help you can give me.

Warm regards,

Jeff Canin


MENDES: Seville, Istanbul, Lvov #sephardic

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

I have had several members of my late wife's family tell me that the
family left Sevillle, Spain in 1391. They sailed to Istanbul. I have
further information that they lived in Lvov in 1650 as well as Kobryn
from 1650 t0 1776. How do I go about trying to trace the family. The
family name was MENDES

Alan Tapper
Boynton Beach, Fl
Searching MENDELOWICZ, MENDELEWITZ, MENDELOVITCH >from Byten, Slonim and
Baranovichi


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim MENDES: Seville, Istanbul, Lvov #sephardic

Alan Tapper <sabaalan@...>
 

I have had several members of my late wife's family tell me that the
family left Sevillle, Spain in 1391. They sailed to Istanbul. I have
further information that they lived in Lvov in 1650 as well as Kobryn
from 1650 t0 1776. How do I go about trying to trace the family. The
family name was MENDES

Alan Tapper
Boynton Beach, Fl
Searching MENDELOWICZ, MENDELEWITZ, MENDELOVITCH >from Byten, Slonim and
Baranovichi


New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #galicia

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might
be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app
called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos
and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze)
navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25
cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the long-running
and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a large number of
cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major grave-finding website is
Find A Grave, but this has very few records >from Israel.)

There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in
the cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other
doesn't have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been
able to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in
English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in
Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the
only results you'll get will be >from other countries, so you'll need to
search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the
organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people
know about these useful resources!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,

Yours Sincerely,

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
Raanana, Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #galicia

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might
be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app
called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos
and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze)
navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25
cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the long-running
and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a large number of
cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major grave-finding website is
Find A Grave, but this has very few records >from Israel.)

There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in
the cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other
doesn't have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been
able to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in
English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in
Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the
only results you'll get will be >from other countries, so you'll need to
search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the
organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people
know about these useful resources!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,

Yours Sincerely,

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
Raanana, Israel


Re: The Rabbi of Wolbrom's Daughter - ViewMate #rabbinic

RCK
 

I apologize for the mistake of the link that did not work, it's been a
while since I was engaged in this.
I posted a copy of the relevant page on viewmate here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=75232
And the entire page and the book can be found here:
https://tinyurl.com/y5rsfn6t (it's on page 175 in the reader, which is
page 129 in the actual book's pagination).
Thank you very much.

Kol Tuv,
Reuven Chaim Klein
Beitar Illit, Israel
Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry (Mosaica Press, 2018)

MODERATOR NOTE: The original posted URL did work, but the text started
only after many blank pages, which may have led some readers to think
the URL was incorrect. Moderators check all URLs before posting.
Thanks to Reuven Chaim Klein for providing the specific portion of
interest on ViewMate.


NAAIRS New search site #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

The National Archives of South Africa has a new site. The old site is
still active but only the new site will be updated. The new site has
some quirky features and requires a bit of trial and error. As before
it lacks a Soundex facility so one has to play around and be a bit
creative especially with surname variant spellings.

Home page https://www.nationalarchives.gov.za/
Then go to collections and the drop down menu.
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.za/node/737
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.za/search-the-collections

There is a different method of searching, Put the
surname first then a comma followed by the first names.
There is no way to set a date parameter.
The old site is still available at
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl


Saul Issroff
London

22781 - 22800 of 658591