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JewishGen and Ancestry.com #lithuania

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on the JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose database,
website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen. As Warren Blatt
announced at the IAJGS conference during the JewishGen presentation last
Wednesday evening, there will be a link to a LitvakSIG web page >from all
LitvakSIG data found in Ancestry.com search results.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen and Ancestry.com #lithuania

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on the JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG is an independent organization whose database,
website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen. As Warren Blatt
announced at the IAJGS conference during the JewishGen presentation last
Wednesday evening, there will be a link to a LitvakSIG web page >from all
LitvakSIG data found in Ancestry.com search results.


Stuart Freedman #lithuania

Carol Baker
 

Does anyone know the home or email address of Stuart Freedman, in or near
London? He was born in 1967, the son of Ralph Freedman and Phyllis Mincher.

Thank you,
Carol Coplin Baker
carolcbaker@comcast.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Pleaes respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Stuart Freedman #lithuania

Carol Baker
 

Does anyone know the home or email address of Stuart Freedman, in or near
London? He was born in 1967, the son of Ralph Freedman and Phyllis Mincher.

Thank you,
Carol Coplin Baker
carolcbaker@comcast.net

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Pleaes respond privately.


JewishGen and Ancestry.com #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on he JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JewishGen and Ancestry.com #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on he JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Pol Tran-School Record Terms #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

dobr. repet. means what in the context of student records?

The abbreviations dobr. repet. appear in 1915 school records with
some
student names:

Schneider, Chaim dobr. repet. A literal translation might help,
but it would be more helpful if the meaning is in the context of a
student's record.

Thank you.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Pol Tran-School Record Terms #poland

Alan Weiser <alanboy@...>
 

dobr. repet. means what in the context of student records?

The abbreviations dobr. repet. appear in 1915 school records with
some
student names:

Schneider, Chaim dobr. repet. A literal translation might help,
but it would be more helpful if the meaning is in the context of a
student's record.

Thank you.

Alan Weiser
alanboy@starpower.net
Silver Spring, MD USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


More on burials in Vienna #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

The website of the Family History Library has a list of over 500
microfilms of Vienna Jewish records. Apart >from BMD, divorce,
conversions, military, sephardic and other microfilms they have also
one group entitled "Beerdigungsprotokolle" (burial protocols) which
are indexed.
Another group of microfilms is entitled "Verzeichnisse der
Leichenbegangnisse der IKG in Wien (Register of funerals of the Jewish
community in Vienna).
I found details of the funerals of my two grandmothers. One died in
1911 the other in 1924. The documents show the cost of the funeral,
the grave and the name and address of the person who paid for the
costs.
Go to: www.familysearch.org, > go to library catalog, >go to Place
search, enter Wien, select Jewish records, select Matrikel 1826-1943.
there are 551 microfilms in this group.

Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Polish Translation #poland

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have a one and a half page document in Polish. When I looked through the
document I noticed the name of my great grandmother and the province Grodno,
which is where she lived. I believe that it could possibly be a deed
because it was notarized. The first page is typed and the second page is
partially typed and hand written. If you know Polish, I can email you the
document. I am sorry, but I can't post the document on view mate because my
computer is too slow to upload it.

Thank you,

Blake Fleisher
blake@fleishergroup.com
New York, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech More on burials in Vienna #austria-czech

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

The website of the Family History Library has a list of over 500
microfilms of Vienna Jewish records. Apart >from BMD, divorce,
conversions, military, sephardic and other microfilms they have also
one group entitled "Beerdigungsprotokolle" (burial protocols) which
are indexed.
Another group of microfilms is entitled "Verzeichnisse der
Leichenbegangnisse der IKG in Wien (Register of funerals of the Jewish
community in Vienna).
I found details of the funerals of my two grandmothers. One died in
1911 the other in 1924. The documents show the cost of the funeral,
the grave and the name and address of the person who paid for the
costs.
Go to: www.familysearch.org, > go to library catalog, >go to Place
search, enter Wien, select Jewish records, select Matrikel 1826-1943.
there are 551 microfilms in this group.

Henry Wellisch
Toronto


JRI Poland #Poland Polish Translation #poland

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have a one and a half page document in Polish. When I looked through the
document I noticed the name of my great grandmother and the province Grodno,
which is where she lived. I believe that it could possibly be a deed
because it was notarized. The first page is typed and the second page is
partially typed and hand written. If you know Polish, I can email you the
document. I am sorry, but I can't post the document on view mate because my
computer is too slow to upload it.

Thank you,

Blake Fleisher
blake@fleishergroup.com
New York, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


KIESCH from Lieben; a riddle #austria-czech

Raymond <akaray@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,

I'm facing this riddle and would appreciate your comments.

In the Prague Conscriptions database one can find the following entry:

Sara KIESCH (POPPER) with the following children in Lieben:
Ludwig (1837), Franziska (1839), Maria (1840), Jakob (1843),
Herrmann (1845), Samuel (1847), Julia (1850) and Johanna.

This is the first time I ever seen the name KISCH spelled this way.
It's also the only KIESCH entry I could find in this database.
These KISCH are not mentioned in the Paul J. Jacobi papers.

I tried to find the children in the same database and found
the following:

Jacob KISCH (1856, Lieben) and Emma FLUSSER with children
Frieda (1895) and Josef (1897)
Jacob KISCH (1855) and Marie FLUSSER with children Friederike (1893),
Josef (1896) and Franz (1900).
Semmi KISCH (1852, Lieben) and Rosa JELINEK (1871, Lieben) with
children Rudolf (1886), Hanna (1890), Eugenie (1896) and Milada (1899).
Julie KISCH (1864, Lieben) living with the KRAUS family.
Maria KISCH (1838) living with the KARPELES family.
No Ludwig, Franziska, Hermann or Johanna that isn't accounted for
in some other way.
Jacob, Semmi and Julie are possible candidates, they are also >from Lieben,
but the dates are off by more than 1 or 2 years: 12, 5 and 14 years resp..

In the 'Prager Tagblatt' I found the following:

Julie KISCH died 30.08.1916 Prague Lieben. Brothers: Semi and Jakob.
Sisters-in-law: Rosa and Marie.
Semi KISCH died 29.04.1918 Prague VIII. Wife Rosa JELLINEK, Brother: Jakob.
Sister-in-law: Emma. Children: Rudolf, Irma, Jenny, Milada.

Celia Male found the following in the 1880 Vienna census:

Samuel KISCH (1852, Lieben) living at the same address as Mathias KISCH
(1847, Prague) and wife Anna LION (1851).
Mathias was a son of Salamon (1818-1896 Prague) and Amalie Weronika nee
BACHOFEN (BLOCH) (1822/3-1886or96), but Samuel is NOT his brother (neither
are Jacob and Julia, at least not according to Jacobi).

The 1880 US census yields the following:

Ludwig KISCH, 42, born in Bohemia, with wife Matilda, 36, born in Bohemia,
and daughter Ida, 13, living in Manhattan NY.
Jacob KISCH, 37, born in Bohemia, wife Carrie, 22, born in Prussia, living
in Manhattan NY.
Herman KISCH, 34, born in Germany, wife Josephine, 25, born in Germany, with
son Edward, 7, and daughter Harriet, 1, living in Newark NJ.
Jennie ROSENBERG, 28, born in Bohemia, with husband Solomon, 32, born in
Prussia, living in Manhattan NY.

LDS IGI yields the following:

Ludwig KISCH, born in Bohemia, son of Isak KISCH and Sarah POPER, married
Mathilde SAAR, born in Bohemia, daughter of Herman SAAR and Anna GETREUER,
on 14.10.1866 in Manhattan NY.
Ida, born 15.07.1867 Manhattan NY, daughter of Ludwig KISCH and Mathilde
SOOR.
Louise A., born in NY, daughter of Ludwig KISCH and Matilda SOHR.

Jacob KISCH, born in 'Liebel' Bohemia, son of Isaac KISCH and Sarah POPPER,
married Carrie NATHAN, born in Neuwied Prussia, daughter of Moritz NATHAN
and Eliza DIETZ, on 28.12.1879 in Manhattan NY.
Ella, born 28.07.1881 Manhattan NY, daughter of Jacob KISCH and Carry
NATHAN.

Herman KISCH, born in Bohemia, son of Isaac KISCH and Sara POPPER, married
Josephine BLYER, born in Bohemia, daughter of Samuel BLYER and Sophia
ZEIMER, on 01.09.1872 in Manhattan NY.
Edward, born 17.06.1873 Manhattan NY, son of Herman KISCH and Josephine
BLEYER.

Jeni KISCH, born in Prague Bohemia, daughter of Isaac KISCH and Sara ROPPER,
married Solomom ROSENBERG, born in Warszawskiego Poland, son of Samuel
ROSENBERG and Rosa LINGER, on 26.05.1872 Manhattan NY.

Apparently the 4 of them had moved to the US.

Question is if there is just one set of Jacob, Samuel (Semi) and Julia or if
there are 2 sets. Key in this whole story is Jacob. If there's only 1 set,
Jacob must have moved to the US between 1865 (police record) and 1879
(marriage record) and he must have returned to Prague before 1893-5 (birth
of his daughter) to marry Marie/Emma FLUSSER.
If there are 2 sets then I have no clue where the other set came from,
because they can't be found in the Conscriptions database nor are they
mentioned by Paul Jacobi.

Raymond van Kooyk, the Netherlands


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech KIESCH from Lieben; a riddle #austria-czech

Raymond <akaray@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,

I'm facing this riddle and would appreciate your comments.

In the Prague Conscriptions database one can find the following entry:

Sara KIESCH (POPPER) with the following children in Lieben:
Ludwig (1837), Franziska (1839), Maria (1840), Jakob (1843),
Herrmann (1845), Samuel (1847), Julia (1850) and Johanna.

This is the first time I ever seen the name KISCH spelled this way.
It's also the only KIESCH entry I could find in this database.
These KISCH are not mentioned in the Paul J. Jacobi papers.

I tried to find the children in the same database and found
the following:

Jacob KISCH (1856, Lieben) and Emma FLUSSER with children
Frieda (1895) and Josef (1897)
Jacob KISCH (1855) and Marie FLUSSER with children Friederike (1893),
Josef (1896) and Franz (1900).
Semmi KISCH (1852, Lieben) and Rosa JELINEK (1871, Lieben) with
children Rudolf (1886), Hanna (1890), Eugenie (1896) and Milada (1899).
Julie KISCH (1864, Lieben) living with the KRAUS family.
Maria KISCH (1838) living with the KARPELES family.
No Ludwig, Franziska, Hermann or Johanna that isn't accounted for
in some other way.
Jacob, Semmi and Julie are possible candidates, they are also >from Lieben,
but the dates are off by more than 1 or 2 years: 12, 5 and 14 years resp..

In the 'Prager Tagblatt' I found the following:

Julie KISCH died 30.08.1916 Prague Lieben. Brothers: Semi and Jakob.
Sisters-in-law: Rosa and Marie.
Semi KISCH died 29.04.1918 Prague VIII. Wife Rosa JELLINEK, Brother: Jakob.
Sister-in-law: Emma. Children: Rudolf, Irma, Jenny, Milada.

Celia Male found the following in the 1880 Vienna census:

Samuel KISCH (1852, Lieben) living at the same address as Mathias KISCH
(1847, Prague) and wife Anna LION (1851).
Mathias was a son of Salamon (1818-1896 Prague) and Amalie Weronika nee
BACHOFEN (BLOCH) (1822/3-1886or96), but Samuel is NOT his brother (neither
are Jacob and Julia, at least not according to Jacobi).

The 1880 US census yields the following:

Ludwig KISCH, 42, born in Bohemia, with wife Matilda, 36, born in Bohemia,
and daughter Ida, 13, living in Manhattan NY.
Jacob KISCH, 37, born in Bohemia, wife Carrie, 22, born in Prussia, living
in Manhattan NY.
Herman KISCH, 34, born in Germany, wife Josephine, 25, born in Germany, with
son Edward, 7, and daughter Harriet, 1, living in Newark NJ.
Jennie ROSENBERG, 28, born in Bohemia, with husband Solomon, 32, born in
Prussia, living in Manhattan NY.

LDS IGI yields the following:

Ludwig KISCH, born in Bohemia, son of Isak KISCH and Sarah POPER, married
Mathilde SAAR, born in Bohemia, daughter of Herman SAAR and Anna GETREUER,
on 14.10.1866 in Manhattan NY.
Ida, born 15.07.1867 Manhattan NY, daughter of Ludwig KISCH and Mathilde
SOOR.
Louise A., born in NY, daughter of Ludwig KISCH and Matilda SOHR.

Jacob KISCH, born in 'Liebel' Bohemia, son of Isaac KISCH and Sarah POPPER,
married Carrie NATHAN, born in Neuwied Prussia, daughter of Moritz NATHAN
and Eliza DIETZ, on 28.12.1879 in Manhattan NY.
Ella, born 28.07.1881 Manhattan NY, daughter of Jacob KISCH and Carry
NATHAN.

Herman KISCH, born in Bohemia, son of Isaac KISCH and Sara POPPER, married
Josephine BLYER, born in Bohemia, daughter of Samuel BLYER and Sophia
ZEIMER, on 01.09.1872 in Manhattan NY.
Edward, born 17.06.1873 Manhattan NY, son of Herman KISCH and Josephine
BLEYER.

Jeni KISCH, born in Prague Bohemia, daughter of Isaac KISCH and Sara ROPPER,
married Solomom ROSENBERG, born in Warszawskiego Poland, son of Samuel
ROSENBERG and Rosa LINGER, on 26.05.1872 Manhattan NY.

Apparently the 4 of them had moved to the US.

Question is if there is just one set of Jacob, Samuel (Semi) and Julia or if
there are 2 sets. Key in this whole story is Jacob. If there's only 1 set,
Jacob must have moved to the US between 1865 (police record) and 1879
(marriage record) and he must have returned to Prague before 1893-5 (birth
of his daughter) to marry Marie/Emma FLUSSER.
If there are 2 sets then I have no clue where the other set came from,
because they can't be found in the Conscriptions database nor are they
mentioned by Paul Jacobi.

Raymond van Kooyk, the Netherlands


Personal Ads of Immigrants in New York City Newspapers #austria-czech

Joyce Eastman
 

Is anyone familiar with personal ads that might have been placed by
immigrants seeking relationships with other immigrants >from the same part
of the world who had settled in the New York City area? Family legend has it
that my parents met in this way through a personal ad placed by my maternal
grandmother to find a companion for my mother. Since all elders in the
family are now deceased, I wonder if anyone has had a similar story to tell
and might know which newspaper(s) provided this type of posting during the
late 1930's early 1940's period in the New York City area.

Please respond privately. Thanks.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Personal Ads of Immigrants in New York City Newspapers #austria-czech

Joyce Eastman
 

Is anyone familiar with personal ads that might have been placed by
immigrants seeking relationships with other immigrants >from the same part
of the world who had settled in the New York City area? Family legend has it
that my parents met in this way through a personal ad placed by my maternal
grandmother to find a companion for my mother. Since all elders in the
family are now deceased, I wonder if anyone has had a similar story to tell
and might know which newspaper(s) provided this type of posting during the
late 1930's early 1940's period in the New York City area.

Please respond privately. Thanks.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


JewishGen and Ancestry.com #austria-czech

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on the JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen and Ancestry.com #austria-czech

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on the JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen and Ancestry.com #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on the JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The following is >from a message posted on Aug. 20
on this list by JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond on
behalf of our Board regarding JRI-Poland data, JewishGen and Ancestry.com:

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland is an independent organization whose
database, website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen.
After thorough discussion by the JRI-Poland Board, it was voted to
grant permission to JewishGen to sub-license some JRI-Poland data
to Ancestry.com. This will include nearly 1.5 million index listings
from Polish-Jewish records microfilmed by the LDS and other
historical sources. This will not include any data indexed pursuant
to JRI-Poland's agreement with the Polish State Archives.

The terms of JRI-Poland's agreement with JewishGen provide that
there will be a link back to JRI-Poland >from any search results on
Ancestry.com that include JRI-Poland data. The terms also specify
that JRI-Poland data will remain free on Ancestry.com in perpetuity.

JRI-Poland's decision was motivated in part by the recognition
that this arrangement will connect many more researchers -- and
potential researchers -- of Polish-Jewish heritage to the records of
their ancestors. The link back to JRI-Poland >from the Ancestry.com
search results will help ensure that these researchers will also
discover the unique search experience at JRI-Poland.org, as well
as learn about other resources for their ancestral towns on the
JRI-Poland website


JRI Poland #Poland JewishGen and Ancestry.com #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that JewishGen.org,
the premier resource for Jewish genealogy, and Ancestry.com,
the largest online resource for family history information,
have entered into a cooperative agreement.

Basics of the agreement:

* JewishGen will make some of its databases available on
the Ancestry website.
* Ancestry will provide hardware and network support for
the JewishGen website.

Benefits of the agreement:

* JewishGen will be able to provide more robust and
functional resources to genealogists throughout the world.
* Specific and immediate improvements will be seen in
the speed of the JewishGen website, along with greater
accessibility when searching databases.
* More people will be exposed to Jewish genealogy and
have access to a greater range of resources to assist in
researching family history.
* JewishGen’s comprehensive records and information,
contributed by volunteers >from around the world, will
continue to remain freely available on JewishGen.org.

Details of the agreement:

* JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization,
affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living
Memorial to the Holocaust.
* There will be no change to the JewishGen management team,
structure or affiliation with the museum.
* This new agreement, combined with the generosity of
our donors throughout the world, will allow us to continue
offering all of JewishGen’s extensive resources for no charge.
* All of the JewishGen data licensed to Ancestry will
be freely available on the Ancestry.com website without charge.
* Privacy of personal information for JewishGen users is of
key importance to us. Information about JewishGen registrants
will *not* be shared.
* Personal information stored on JewishGen, such as data in
the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) and the Family Tree of the
Jewish People (FTJP), will *not* be shared with Ancestry.
* JewishGen will continue to independently administer the
JewishGen website, mailing lists and affiliates.
* There will be no changes to the content of the JewishGen
website, or any of JewishGen's programs or mailing lists.
JewishGen remains an independent non-profit organization.

Further information, including Ancestry's press release,
is available at the JewishGen blog:
< http://jewishgen.blogspot.com >.

A FactSheet about the agreement is being prepared.
We welcome your questions and concerns. *All* questions
will be answered on the JewishGen blog.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The following is >from a message posted on Aug. 20
on this list by JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond on
behalf of our Board regarding JRI-Poland data, JewishGen and Ancestry.com:

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland is an independent organization whose
database, website and discussion group are hosted by JewishGen.
After thorough discussion by the JRI-Poland Board, it was voted to
grant permission to JewishGen to sub-license some JRI-Poland data
to Ancestry.com. This will include nearly 1.5 million index listings
from Polish-Jewish records microfilmed by the LDS and other
historical sources. This will not include any data indexed pursuant
to JRI-Poland's agreement with the Polish State Archives.

The terms of JRI-Poland's agreement with JewishGen provide that
there will be a link back to JRI-Poland >from any search results on
Ancestry.com that include JRI-Poland data. The terms also specify
that JRI-Poland data will remain free on Ancestry.com in perpetuity.

JRI-Poland's decision was motivated in part by the recognition
that this arrangement will connect many more researchers -- and
potential researchers -- of Polish-Jewish heritage to the records of
their ancestors. The link back to JRI-Poland >from the Ancestry.com
search results will help ensure that these researchers will also
discover the unique search experience at JRI-Poland.org, as well
as learn about other resources for their ancestral towns on the
JRI-Poland website