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Only 31 Days left to nominate organizations for the Stern Grant Fund #poland #warsaw

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Calling all genealogists,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) has a
special fund called the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund and every
genealogist should be nominating a non-profit organization for this very
special grant. The funds received by your favorite organization can be used
to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists all over the world.

Imagine what your favorite archives or library could do with a grant of
$2000 if they receive the grant. Grants are awarded to institutions not
individuals. Since 1991 over $30,000 has been given to projects such as
digitizing and indexing 400,000 naturalization records >from Montreal,
indexing 25,000 tuberculosis patient files >from 1904 to 1920 in Denver,
computerization of Russian Holocaust victims lists, assistance in digitizing
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, and many more projects (see the full list
at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/stern.html). The list of institutions who have
received the grant read like the Who's Who of Jewish Genealogical Sources.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern and his efforts to
increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The
intention of the Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue projects,
activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to
benefit Jewish genealogists.

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Rabbi Stern and his spirit
lives in each and every Jewish genealogist as they pursue his life-long
passion of spreading Jewish learning through knowledge of our families.

The 2008 Stern Grant committee is now accepting nominations. The deadline
for receipt of nominations is April 1, 2008. Go to www.iajgs.org for
information about nominating and other details of this important grant.
Announcement of recipients will be made at the annual IAJGS conference in
Chicago in August 2008. Nominations must be sent to the committee chair:
Eileen Polakoff at eileenpolakoff@att.net.

If you are a society or SIG member please contact your leadership and ask
them to get involved.

Thanking you in advance for spreading the word about this important IAJGS
activity.

Eileen Polakoff, Chair
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund
Members: Alan Greenberg and Hadassah Lipsius

All nominations will be confirmed to make sure none get "lost in the mail."


wajsenberg #warsaw #poland

mark
 

Dear genners. I am still searching without any progress Wajsenberg >from
Zelechow, Warsaw, Shevelev- Belorussia, Brandwajn >from Ostrog, Zdolbunov.
Bejzman >from Novograd Volyskiy-Zvill. Any idea please.
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Chicago Conference Update #warsaw #poland

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We begin this update with a reminder that the deadline for being eligible
for 5 free hotel nights during the conference is coming up quickly. This
terrific prize is worth more than $1,000.00. To be eligible for the drawing,
all you have to do is register for the conference AND make your hotel
reservation before March 15. More details can be found at
www.chicago2008.org Don't miss this chance to be a winner!

The Conference Discussion group is up and running. Don't delay in signing up
so you can ask questions and join in the discussion. To learn how to join,
click on the "Conference Discussion Group" button at www.chicago2008.org

Avotaynu has published two articles about the conference. The first appeared
in the Fall 2007 issue and highlights the long and interesting Jewish
history of Chicago. The second appears in the just-mailed issue (Winter
2007) and describes research resources in Chicago. Check them out to learn
more and prepare for doing research while attending the conference.

The program for the conference is most definitely shaping up. We had an
overwhelming number of proposals and the program committee had to make very
hard choices. There will be an exciting array of topics covered in over 150
presentations by at least 100 speakers. Stay turned as we release specific
information over the next few weeks about the program.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Chicago!

On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Only 31 Days left to nominate organizations for the Stern Grant Fund #poland #warsaw

Gary Mokotoff: <mokotoff@...>
 

Calling all genealogists,

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) has a
special fund called the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund and every
genealogist should be nominating a non-profit organization for this very
special grant. The funds received by your favorite organization can be used
to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists all over the world.

Imagine what your favorite archives or library could do with a grant of
$2000 if they receive the grant. Grants are awarded to institutions not
individuals. Since 1991 over $30,000 has been given to projects such as
digitizing and indexing 400,000 naturalization records >from Montreal,
indexing 25,000 tuberculosis patient files >from 1904 to 1920 in Denver,
computerization of Russian Holocaust victims lists, assistance in digitizing
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem, and many more projects (see the full list
at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/stern.html). The list of institutions who have
received the grant read like the Who's Who of Jewish Genealogical Sources.

The Malcolm Stern Grant honors Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern and his efforts to
increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research. The
intention of the Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue projects,
activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to
benefit Jewish genealogists.

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Rabbi Stern and his spirit
lives in each and every Jewish genealogist as they pursue his life-long
passion of spreading Jewish learning through knowledge of our families.

The 2008 Stern Grant committee is now accepting nominations. The deadline
for receipt of nominations is April 1, 2008. Go to www.iajgs.org for
information about nominating and other details of this important grant.
Announcement of recipients will be made at the annual IAJGS conference in
Chicago in August 2008. Nominations must be sent to the committee chair:
Eileen Polakoff at eileenpolakoff@att.net.

If you are a society or SIG member please contact your leadership and ask
them to get involved.

Thanking you in advance for spreading the word about this important IAJGS
activity.

Eileen Polakoff, Chair
Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Fund
Members: Alan Greenberg and Hadassah Lipsius

All nominations will be confirmed to make sure none get "lost in the mail."


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland wajsenberg #warsaw #poland

mark
 

Dear genners. I am still searching without any progress Wajsenberg >from
Zelechow, Warsaw, Shevelev- Belorussia, Brandwajn >from Ostrog, Zdolbunov.
Bejzman >from Novograd Volyskiy-Zvill. Any idea please.
Wajsenberg Mark
Israel
mark306@bezeqint.net


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Chicago Conference Update #warsaw #poland

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We begin this update with a reminder that the deadline for being eligible
for 5 free hotel nights during the conference is coming up quickly. This
terrific prize is worth more than $1,000.00. To be eligible for the drawing,
all you have to do is register for the conference AND make your hotel
reservation before March 15. More details can be found at
www.chicago2008.org Don't miss this chance to be a winner!

The Conference Discussion group is up and running. Don't delay in signing up
so you can ask questions and join in the discussion. To learn how to join,
click on the "Conference Discussion Group" button at www.chicago2008.org

Avotaynu has published two articles about the conference. The first appeared
in the Fall 2007 issue and highlights the long and interesting Jewish
history of Chicago. The second appears in the just-mailed issue (Winter
2007) and describes research resources in Chicago. Check them out to learn
more and prepare for doing research while attending the conference.

The program for the conference is most definitely shaping up. We had an
overwhelming number of proposals and the program committee had to make very
hard choices. There will be an exciting array of topics covered in over 150
presentations by at least 100 speakers. Stay turned as we release specific
information over the next few weeks about the program.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Chicago!

On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Jessie ARTENSTEIN #poland

KethZerdin@...
 

I am trying to locate the birth certificate of my step grandmother Jessie
ARTENSTEIN. I know that she was born in Poland, possibly in Chorzele. Can
anyone suggest what Jewish name would have been changed to Jessie in
England in the early part of 20th century

Keith Zerdin - London

KIKMAN, KAUFMAN, KEILER KELLER, >from Zbojna, Lomza
ZAWADSKY, ZAVADSKY >from Poland
RICHENBERG, RIECHENBERG >from Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Jessie ARTENSTEIN #poland

KethZerdin@...
 

I am trying to locate the birth certificate of my step grandmother Jessie
ARTENSTEIN. I know that she was born in Poland, possibly in Chorzele. Can
anyone suggest what Jewish name would have been changed to Jessie in
England in the early part of 20th century

Keith Zerdin - London

KIKMAN, KAUFMAN, KEILER KELLER, >from Zbojna, Lomza
ZAWADSKY, ZAVADSKY >from Poland
RICHENBERG, RIECHENBERG >from Poland


Name Help Please -- a clarification #poland

Rachel Poole <rachel.poole3@...>
 

Dear all

Apologies and thanks to all that have responded but some unseen Spell check
seems to have kicked in - the names below should have read Hebrew
"Yehonoson b'r Yehonotan" in Russian "Nusen son of Shiya"

Any help with any Polish variations gratefully received

Many thanks

Rachel Poole
England

-----Original Message-----
From: Rachel Poole [mailto:rachel.poole3@ntlworld.com]
Sent: 28 February 2008 22:19

HI

Can anyone help me please. I have discovered that my ggf came >from Russian
Poland; In England he was known as John Silver, his Hebrew name was
Kerhonkson bar Neonatal. It seems in Russian this would be Unseen son of
Shiva.

To further add to the search I have just received my gm marriage
authorisation and whilst she was born in England as Esther Rose SILVER, on
the marriage authorisation it gives her surname as SIENER

I have tried searching the databases but am not coming up with anything I
can make sense of.

Can anyone suggest what the "Polish" name may have been?


Regards

Rachel Poole
England


JRI Poland #Poland Name Help Please -- a clarification #poland

Rachel Poole <rachel.poole3@...>
 

Dear all

Apologies and thanks to all that have responded but some unseen Spell check
seems to have kicked in - the names below should have read Hebrew
"Yehonoson b'r Yehonotan" in Russian "Nusen son of Shiya"

Any help with any Polish variations gratefully received

Many thanks

Rachel Poole
England

-----Original Message-----
From: Rachel Poole [mailto:rachel.poole3@ntlworld.com]
Sent: 28 February 2008 22:19

HI

Can anyone help me please. I have discovered that my ggf came >from Russian
Poland; In England he was known as John Silver, his Hebrew name was
Kerhonkson bar Neonatal. It seems in Russian this would be Unseen son of
Shiva.

To further add to the search I have just received my gm marriage
authorisation and whilst she was born in England as Esther Rose SILVER, on
the marriage authorisation it gives her surname as SIENER

I have tried searching the databases but am not coming up with anything I
can make sense of.

Can anyone suggest what the "Polish" name may have been?


Regards

Rachel Poole
England


Antolept #lithuania

Shirley Lee <sabl@...>
 

I am looking for anyone with the last name Brash and/or Antalept >from
the Vilna area. Thanks for any info.

Shirley Lee

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Antolept #lithuania

Shirley Lee <sabl@...>
 

I am looking for anyone with the last name Brash and/or Antalept >from
the Vilna area. Thanks for any info.

Shirley Lee

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


Re: Kelme #lithuania

Judy Simon
 

My paternal grandmother was >from a large family with the surname
KELMER >from Zychlin, Poland. The earliest record I have for my
KELMER ancestors is Moszek David KELMER, born 1831 in Zychlin. His
father, Jakob was born in Strykow, Poland. One of my KELMER
great-uncles once told me that the family was originally >from Chelm,
and that is how we got the name KELMER. I wish I had asked him if he
knew for sure it was Chelm, or could it have been Kelme. I have never
been able to sort out which town they really came from, and
whichever ancestor left Chelm or Kelme probably left before surnames
were adopted. I am still hoping to find a male KELMER descendant to
have his Y-DNA tested to see where the ancestors of his matches are
from; maybe that would direct my search to one shtetl or the other.
Any other suggestions?

Judy Simon
researching: KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland; LEWKOWICZ from
Skierniewice, Poland; MEZELSJO >from Mszczonow, Poland; BROZGOL,
KAPELUSHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY, MARANSK >from Rezekne, Latvia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania re: Kelme #lithuania

Judy Simon
 

My paternal grandmother was >from a large family with the surname
KELMER >from Zychlin, Poland. The earliest record I have for my
KELMER ancestors is Moszek David KELMER, born 1831 in Zychlin. His
father, Jakob was born in Strykow, Poland. One of my KELMER
great-uncles once told me that the family was originally >from Chelm,
and that is how we got the name KELMER. I wish I had asked him if he
knew for sure it was Chelm, or could it have been Kelme. I have never
been able to sort out which town they really came from, and
whichever ancestor left Chelm or Kelme probably left before surnames
were adopted. I am still hoping to find a male KELMER descendant to
have his Y-DNA tested to see where the ancestors of his matches are
from; maybe that would direct my search to one shtetl or the other.
Any other suggestions?

Judy Simon
researching: KELMER, OLSZTAJN >from Zychlin, Poland; LEWKOWICZ from
Skierniewice, Poland; MEZELSJO >from Mszczonow, Poland; BROZGOL,
KAPELUSHNIK, BAILENSON, SKUTELSKY, MARANSK >from Rezekne, Latvia


Israeli reunion of families from Seduva, Lithuania April 21, 2008 #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Families who riginated in Seduva Lithuania are invited to participate in a
meeting at Minka and David Rashkes'(of Blessed Memory) house in Kfar Sirkin.

The meeting will take place on Monday April 21, 2008 at 6 p.m...

The agenda for the meeting includes sharing memories >from Seduva in the
past, tales about Seduva in the present and information about family
members living and deceased. Please send this invitation to other families
originated in Seduva.

If you have pictures >from Seduva and family members - please bring them
with you.

Please contact me privately for specific personal RSVP information, as
well as the full address of the event.

David Hoffman
DBH12345@aol.com
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Israeli reunion of families from Seduva, Lithuania April 21, 2008 #lithuania

DBH12345@...
 

Families who riginated in Seduva Lithuania are invited to participate in a
meeting at Minka and David Rashkes'(of Blessed Memory) house in Kfar Sirkin.

The meeting will take place on Monday April 21, 2008 at 6 p.m...

The agenda for the meeting includes sharing memories >from Seduva in the
past, tales about Seduva in the present and information about family
members living and deceased. Please send this invitation to other families
originated in Seduva.

If you have pictures >from Seduva and family members - please bring them
with you.

Please contact me privately for specific personal RSVP information, as
well as the full address of the event.

David Hoffman
DBH12345@aol.com
LitvakSIG


JACHZEL from OSTRAU /OSTRAVA and RUBESOVA/ROSENFELD Vienna and #general

Manuela WYLER <m.wyler@...>
 

Sigmund JACHZEL a former resident of OSTRAVA 01.01.1923 - 09.02.2008, passed away a
few days ago in Vevey, Switzerland . He was a survivor >from the Prague Ghetto,
Terezin, Blechhammer and Dachau. After his release >from Dachau he shortly went back
to Prague then moved to Switzerland where he met and married Eva RUBESOVA daughter
of Dr Fritz ROSENFELD lawyer in Vienna.

Sigmund was the son of Elias JACHZEL and Frida SAVORSKA (sister of Edmund Saborski)
On a French memorial page http://www.sigmundtoman.dorot.fr/ I posted a group
picture where Elias JACHZEL is at the back row first >from the left , if anyone
recognizes the other people on the picture it would be of help. The sons of Sigmund
( who changed his name after the war to TOMAN) entrusted us with a collection of
prewar albums that we had not the chance to make him identify. We also have albums
from Eva RUBESOVA - ROSENFELD family.
Please contact me in private if you have a clue or interest in these families.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon, France
www.jewishtraces.org
m.wyler@wanadoo.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JACHZEL from OSTRAU /OSTRAVA and RUBESOVA/ROSENFELD Vienna and #general

Manuela WYLER <m.wyler@...>
 

Sigmund JACHZEL a former resident of OSTRAVA 01.01.1923 - 09.02.2008, passed away a
few days ago in Vevey, Switzerland . He was a survivor >from the Prague Ghetto,
Terezin, Blechhammer and Dachau. After his release >from Dachau he shortly went back
to Prague then moved to Switzerland where he met and married Eva RUBESOVA daughter
of Dr Fritz ROSENFELD lawyer in Vienna.

Sigmund was the son of Elias JACHZEL and Frida SAVORSKA (sister of Edmund Saborski)
On a French memorial page http://www.sigmundtoman.dorot.fr/ I posted a group
picture where Elias JACHZEL is at the back row first >from the left , if anyone
recognizes the other people on the picture it would be of help. The sons of Sigmund
( who changed his name after the war to TOMAN) entrusted us with a collection of
prewar albums that we had not the chance to make him identify. We also have albums
from Eva RUBESOVA - ROSENFELD family.
Please contact me in private if you have a clue or interest in these families.
Manuela Wyler, Lyon, France
www.jewishtraces.org
m.wyler@wanadoo.fr


Sarah BERNIE Actress #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

Is anyone related to or know details about the life of an American actress named
Sarah BERNIE (sp)? Not Sarah Bernhardt. Bubbe meisers frequent our family about
being related to her, and I would like to track her descendants down.

Thanks!

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Erie, Colorado
grapevynwest@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sarah BERNIE Actress #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
 

Is anyone related to or know details about the life of an American actress named
Sarah BERNIE (sp)? Not Sarah Bernhardt. Bubbe meisers frequent our family about
being related to her, and I would like to track her descendants down.

Thanks!

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Erie, Colorado
grapevynwest@comcast.net