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KehilaLinks Project Report for February 1213 #bessarabia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Janovice nad Uhlavou (Janowitz), Czech Republic:
Created by Joan Pollak
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Sam Glaser
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/janovice_nad_uhlavou/Janovice.html
~~~

Kal'nyk (Beregsarret, Kalnik), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalnyk/
~~~

Kam'yans'ke (Beregkovesd, Kivjasd), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamyanske/

~~~
Keidainiai (Keidan), Lithuania
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/Home.html
~~~

Khmil'nyk (Komlos, Komlus), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Khmilnyk/
~~~

Klenovets' (Frigyesfalva, Fridesovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Klenovets/
~~~

Kolochava (Alsokalocsa, Kolocava), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolochava/
~~~

Luh (Kislonka), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Luh/
~~~

Malyy Bereznyy (Kisberezna, Mala Berezna), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Malyy_Bereznyy/
~~~

Medvedivtsi (Fagyalos, Medveduvce), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Medvedivtsi/
~~~

Mochola (Macsola, Macsola), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mochola/
~~~

Mynai (Minaj), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mynai/
~~~

Nehrovo (Maszarfalva, Negrovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nehrovo/
~~~

Neresnytsya (Nyereshaza, Neresnice), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Neresnytsya/
~~~

Nevetlenfolu (Nevetlenfalu), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nevetlenfolu/
~~~

Nyzhnya Apsha (Alsoapsa, Nizna Apsa), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nyzhnya_Apsha/
~~~

Patskan'ovo (Patakos, Packanovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Patskanovo/
~~~

Pavlovo (Kispalos, Pavlova), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pavlovo/
~~~

Perechyn (Perecseny, Perecin), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Perechyn/
~~~

Pyiterfolvo (Tiszapeterfalva, Petrovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pyiterfolvo/
~~~

Pylypets' (Fulopfalva, Filipec), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pylypets/
~~~

Rakoshyno (Beregrakos, Rakosin), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rakoshyno/
~~~

Shyroke (Felsosarad, Vizni Sard), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Shyroke/

~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Cherkasy (Cherkoss), UKraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/cherkasy/
~~~

Cigand (Kisczigand, Nagycigand), Hungary
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/cigand/
~~~

Domachevo (Domatcheva, Damacava), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Domachevo/
~~~

Dukla, Poland (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zmigrod/zmigrodduklaellis.htm
~~~

Huncovce (Hunsdorf, Unsdorf), Slovakia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/huncovce/
~~~

Kalush (Kalusz, Kalish) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalush/
~~~

Kamyanets-P'odils'k'yy (Kamenets-Podolsk), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamyanets-Podilskyy/
~~~

Koden (Kodni), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/koden/
~~~

Korzcyna, Poland (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krosno/KrosnoKOR.htm
~~~

Krasnoye (Krasne, Krasnoya), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasnoye_ukr/Krasnoye.html
~~~

Lubny (Luben), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lubny/Lubny.html
~~~

Narewka, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Narewka/
~~~

Orla, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Home.html
~~~

Pila (Schneidemuhl), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pila/
~~~

Shpikov (Shpykiv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Shpikov/Shpikov.html
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala), UKraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/

~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Briceni (Brichany, Britshan) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brichany/brichany.htm
~~~

Kolomea (Komomyja) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Horodyshche (Gorodishche, Horodishtch), Ukraine
Created by Ron Doctor and Richard Baum
Adopted by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Horodyshche/

~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an exiting "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia KehilaLinks Project Report for February 1213 #bessarabia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants.

Janovice nad Uhlavou (Janowitz), Czech Republic:
Created by Joan Pollak
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Sam Glaser
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/janovice_nad_uhlavou/Janovice.html
~~~

Kal'nyk (Beregsarret, Kalnik), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalnyk/
~~~

Kam'yans'ke (Beregkovesd, Kivjasd), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamyanske/

~~~
Keidainiai (Keidan), Lithuania
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/Home.html
~~~

Khmil'nyk (Komlos, Komlus), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Khmilnyk/
~~~

Klenovets' (Frigyesfalva, Fridesovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Klenovets/
~~~

Kolochava (Alsokalocsa, Kolocava), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolochava/
~~~

Luh (Kislonka), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Luh/
~~~

Malyy Bereznyy (Kisberezna, Mala Berezna), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Malyy_Bereznyy/
~~~

Medvedivtsi (Fagyalos, Medveduvce), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Medvedivtsi/
~~~

Mochola (Macsola, Macsola), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mochola/
~~~

Mynai (Minaj), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mynai/
~~~

Nehrovo (Maszarfalva, Negrovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nehrovo/
~~~

Neresnytsya (Nyereshaza, Neresnice), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Neresnytsya/
~~~

Nevetlenfolu (Nevetlenfalu), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nevetlenfolu/
~~~

Nyzhnya Apsha (Alsoapsa, Nizna Apsa), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nyzhnya_Apsha/
~~~

Patskan'ovo (Patakos, Packanovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Patskanovo/
~~~

Pavlovo (Kispalos, Pavlova), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pavlovo/
~~~

Perechyn (Perecseny, Perecin), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Perechyn/
~~~

Pyiterfolvo (Tiszapeterfalva, Petrovo), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pyiterfolvo/
~~~

Pylypets' (Fulopfalva, Filipec), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pylypets/
~~~

Rakoshyno (Beregrakos, Rakosin), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rakoshyno/
~~~

Shyroke (Felsosarad, Vizni Sard), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Shyroke/

~~~

KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Bocki (Bodki), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Cherkasy (Cherkoss), UKraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/cherkasy/
~~~

Cigand (Kisczigand, Nagycigand), Hungary
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/cigand/
~~~

Domachevo (Domatcheva, Damacava), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Domachevo/
~~~

Dukla, Poland (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zmigrod/zmigrodduklaellis.htm
~~~

Huncovce (Hunsdorf, Unsdorf), Slovakia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/huncovce/
~~~

Kalush (Kalusz, Kalish) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kalush/
~~~

Kamyanets-P'odils'k'yy (Kamenets-Podolsk), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamyanets-Podilskyy/
~~~

Koden (Kodni), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/koden/
~~~

Korzcyna, Poland (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krosno/KrosnoKOR.htm
~~~

Krasnoye (Krasne, Krasnoya), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasnoye_ukr/Krasnoye.html
~~~

Lubny (Luben), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Lubny/Lubny.html
~~~

Narewka, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Narewka/
~~~

Orla, Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Home.html
~~~

Pila (Schneidemuhl), Poland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pila/
~~~

Shpikov (Shpykiv), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Shpikov/Shpikov.html
~~~

Skala-Podol'skaya (Skala), UKraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/

~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Briceni (Brichany, Britshan) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brichany/brichany.htm
~~~

Kolomea (Komomyja) (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolomea/kolomad.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Horodyshche (Gorodishche, Horodishtch), Ukraine
Created by Ron Doctor and Richard Baum
Adopted by Joseph Bekinschtein
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Horodyshche/

~~~

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an exiting "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: < bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


A Chocolate Jewish Adventure: JGSLA, Tuesday, March 12 - 8PM with Rabbi Debbie Prinz in Los Angeles #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites all
chocoholic-history buffs to a delectable program:

"On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews,
History, Travel, Religion and Rituals to the Magic of Cacao"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:00PM
Skirball Cultural Center - Magnin Auditorium
2701 No. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles , CA 90049

During this gastronomic talk for chocolate-lovers of all backgrounds,
writer and educator Rabbi Deborah Prinz will share stories of Jews in
the early chocolate trade and examine into how Jews, Pre-Columbians,
Catholics, and Protestants all connected through chocolate's religious
rituals and narratives. Also find out how chocolate outed the Jews in
Mexico after the Inquisition, why Israelis are meshuga for chocolate,
and more...like:

- Some people - including French (Bayonne) chocolate makers - believe
that Jews brought chocolate making to France.
- The bishop of Chiapas, Mexico, was poisoned because he prohibited
local women >from drinking chocolate during Mass.
- Although Quakers do not observe Easter, it was a Quaker-owned
chocolate company - Fry's - that claimed to have created the first
chocolate Easter egg in the United Kingdom.
- A born-again Christian businessman in the Midwest marketed his
caramel chocolate bar as a "Noshie," after the Yiddish word for
"snack."
- Chocolate Chanukah gelt may have developed >from St. Nicholas customs.
- The Mayan "Book of Counsel" taught that gods created humans from
chocolate and maize.

A Q&A and book signing of Prinz's new book, "On the Chocolate Trail,"
follow the program.

Traffic in unpredictable, so come early for dinner! The Skirball Food
Cart will be available starting at 6:30PM. The JGSLA traveling
library will be open for research & free assistance with your
questions starting at 7:15PM.

Reservations required! Tickets are $10 with a $1 reservation fee.
(JGSLA & Skirball members are free.)

This link takes you to the Skirball program information and reservation sit=
e:

http://www.skirball.org/programs/readings-talks/deborah-prinz

You can also phone the Skirball during business hours to buy tickets:
(310) 440-4599 or (877) 722-4849. More information is also on the
JGSLA site: www.JGSLA.org

Barton's famous chocolate kosher kisses will be distributed at the
program's end for a sweet farewell!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Chocolate Jewish Adventure: JGSLA, Tuesday, March 12 - 8PM with Rabbi Debbie Prinz in Los Angeles #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles invites all
chocoholic-history buffs to a delectable program:

"On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews,
History, Travel, Religion and Rituals to the Magic of Cacao"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:00PM
Skirball Cultural Center - Magnin Auditorium
2701 No. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles , CA 90049

During this gastronomic talk for chocolate-lovers of all backgrounds,
writer and educator Rabbi Deborah Prinz will share stories of Jews in
the early chocolate trade and examine into how Jews, Pre-Columbians,
Catholics, and Protestants all connected through chocolate's religious
rituals and narratives. Also find out how chocolate outed the Jews in
Mexico after the Inquisition, why Israelis are meshuga for chocolate,
and more...like:

- Some people - including French (Bayonne) chocolate makers - believe
that Jews brought chocolate making to France.
- The bishop of Chiapas, Mexico, was poisoned because he prohibited
local women >from drinking chocolate during Mass.
- Although Quakers do not observe Easter, it was a Quaker-owned
chocolate company - Fry's - that claimed to have created the first
chocolate Easter egg in the United Kingdom.
- A born-again Christian businessman in the Midwest marketed his
caramel chocolate bar as a "Noshie," after the Yiddish word for
"snack."
- Chocolate Chanukah gelt may have developed >from St. Nicholas customs.
- The Mayan "Book of Counsel" taught that gods created humans from
chocolate and maize.

A Q&A and book signing of Prinz's new book, "On the Chocolate Trail,"
follow the program.

Traffic in unpredictable, so come early for dinner! The Skirball Food
Cart will be available starting at 6:30PM. The JGSLA traveling
library will be open for research & free assistance with your
questions starting at 7:15PM.

Reservations required! Tickets are $10 with a $1 reservation fee.
(JGSLA & Skirball members are free.)

This link takes you to the Skirball program information and reservation sit=
e:

http://www.skirball.org/programs/readings-talks/deborah-prinz

You can also phone the Skirball during business hours to buy tickets:
(310) 440-4599 or (877) 722-4849. More information is also on the
JGSLA site: www.JGSLA.org

Barton's famous chocolate kosher kisses will be distributed at the
program's end for a sweet farewell!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at
our Sunday, March 17, meeting.

Topic: "Holocaust Research and Records"

Guest Speakers: Peter Lande and Bill Farran

Peter Lande is a volunteer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He
has traveled throughout Europe to locate and acquire lists of Holocaust
victims and survivors. He has computerized thousands of names for
inclusion in Museum and Jewishgen databases. In 2001 he received the
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to identify resources
and create finding aids for Holocaust research.

JGSLI member, Bill Farran, will exhibit and give a short presentation
about his wood etchings of "Lost Synagogues".

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
http://www.miyjcc.org
Sunday, March 17
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Mavens 1:30 p.m.)

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy
questions. For more information, please go to our website:
http://www.jgsli.org

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at
our Sunday, March 17, meeting.

Topic: "Holocaust Research and Records"

Guest Speakers: Peter Lande and Bill Farran

Peter Lande is a volunteer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He
has traveled throughout Europe to locate and acquire lists of Holocaust
victims and survivors. He has computerized thousands of names for
inclusion in Museum and Jewishgen databases. In 2001 he received the
IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to identify resources
and create finding aids for Holocaust research.

JGSLI member, Bill Farran, will exhibit and give a short presentation
about his wood etchings of "Lost Synagogues".

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y-JCC
45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
http://www.miyjcc.org
Sunday, March 17
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Mavens 1:30 p.m.)

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy
questions. For more information, please go to our website:
http://www.jgsli.org

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


What's New for You this Month at the Museum of Family History #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Here's what's new for you this month at the virtual Museum of Family
History:

1. "The Hermann Pressman Diary: >from Berlin to Antwerp to the United
States, A Life in Pre-War Europe and a Subsequent Journey to America"
Here you can read the diary of Hermann Pressman, written between 1933 and
1935. Interesting to read a personal diary of someone's life back then, his
everyday interactions with family and friends, his immigration with his
family via the Red Star Line, and his subsequent life in America. He also
mentions at times what he hears is going on back in Germany, and how he must
continue to convince his father not to return to Germany when things were
going bad for him in business where he and his family were living at the
time. You can view the exhibition at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/pd-main.htm.

2. "My Father, Maurice Schwartz"
Risa and Marvin Schwartz, two Jewish children who were saved during the
Holocaust by being sheltered and raised by a Belgian family, were adopted in
1946 by famed actor and director Maurice Schwartz and his wife Anna, and
were further raised and educated in the Greenwich Village section of New
York City. Risa has been generous and has written an essay about her early
life, both in Europe and as the child of Maurice Schwartz, especially for my
Museum. Her very interesting reflections and recollections, along with never
seen before by the public photos of the Schwartz family, can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yt/rsw.htm.

3. "Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe"
An art exhibition of eighteen linocuts of former wooden synagogues created
by Bill Farran, presented in a virtual room of the Museum of Family History
at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/lost-treasures/main.htm. Bill will be
talking to the JGSLI (JGS of Long Island) group later this month about his
work.

4. "The Landjuden of Euskirchen: The Sibilla Schneider Photographic
Collection"
Sibilla Schneider was a descendant of the Juelich family that once lived in
and around the small town of Euskirchen, Germany. They belonged to the
social group of landjuden, or "country Jews", who flourished throughout
Europe, >from the Alsace to Slovakia until their lifestyle disappeared in the
Shoah. In this online exhibition, you can view nearly three dozen fine
photographs of the Schneider-Juelich-Heumann family members >from Euskirchen
and learn a bit about their family history. You can visit this exhibition at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/euskirchen/01.htm.

5. The United Zembrover Society landsmanshaft (mutual aid
society), centered in the New York metro area, has completed the translation
of yet another section of its Yizkor Book, and they anticipate finishing the
entire book's translation before the end of this year. You can read the
English translation of the Yizkor Book to date solely by visiting the
Museum's "World Jewish Communities: Zambrow, Poland" exhibition. You can
find a link to the translations at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wjc-zambrow.htm.

Also, please don't forget to visit the museum's ever-evolving Zalmen
Zylbercweig online exhibition.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my museum (>from the comfort of your own
home), which you will see is a labor of love!

Regards,
Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What's New for You this Month at the Museum of Family History #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Here's what's new for you this month at the virtual Museum of Family
History:

1. "The Hermann Pressman Diary: >from Berlin to Antwerp to the United
States, A Life in Pre-War Europe and a Subsequent Journey to America"
Here you can read the diary of Hermann Pressman, written between 1933 and
1935. Interesting to read a personal diary of someone's life back then, his
everyday interactions with family and friends, his immigration with his
family via the Red Star Line, and his subsequent life in America. He also
mentions at times what he hears is going on back in Germany, and how he must
continue to convince his father not to return to Germany when things were
going bad for him in business where he and his family were living at the
time. You can view the exhibition at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/pd-main.htm.

2. "My Father, Maurice Schwartz"
Risa and Marvin Schwartz, two Jewish children who were saved during the
Holocaust by being sheltered and raised by a Belgian family, were adopted in
1946 by famed actor and director Maurice Schwartz and his wife Anna, and
were further raised and educated in the Greenwich Village section of New
York City. Risa has been generous and has written an essay about her early
life, both in Europe and as the child of Maurice Schwartz, especially for my
Museum. Her very interesting reflections and recollections, along with never
seen before by the public photos of the Schwartz family, can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yt/rsw.htm.

3. "Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe"
An art exhibition of eighteen linocuts of former wooden synagogues created
by Bill Farran, presented in a virtual room of the Museum of Family History
at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/lost-treasures/main.htm. Bill will be
talking to the JGSLI (JGS of Long Island) group later this month about his
work.

4. "The Landjuden of Euskirchen: The Sibilla Schneider Photographic
Collection"
Sibilla Schneider was a descendant of the Juelich family that once lived in
and around the small town of Euskirchen, Germany. They belonged to the
social group of landjuden, or "country Jews", who flourished throughout
Europe, >from the Alsace to Slovakia until their lifestyle disappeared in the
Shoah. In this online exhibition, you can view nearly three dozen fine
photographs of the Schneider-Juelich-Heumann family members >from Euskirchen
and learn a bit about their family history. You can visit this exhibition at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/euskirchen/01.htm.

5. The United Zembrover Society landsmanshaft (mutual aid
society), centered in the New York metro area, has completed the translation
of yet another section of its Yizkor Book, and they anticipate finishing the
entire book's translation before the end of this year. You can read the
English translation of the Yizkor Book to date solely by visiting the
Museum's "World Jewish Communities: Zambrow, Poland" exhibition. You can
find a link to the translations at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/wjc-zambrow.htm.

Also, please don't forget to visit the museum's ever-evolving Zalmen
Zylbercweig online exhibition.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my museum (>from the comfort of your own
home), which you will see is a labor of love!

Regards,
Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com/


[USA] Centers for Disease Control [CDC] Revised Proposed Model Vital Statistics Act #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US government agency
under the Department of Health and Human Services, develops the Model State
Vital Statistics Act . The National Association for Public Health Statistics
and Information Systems [NAPHSIS] is the professional association of state
vital records and public health statistics offices in the United States. The
CDC proposed a revision to the current Model State Vital Statistics Act
entitled : 2011 Revision of the Model State Vital Statistics Act and
Regulations. The last revision of the model act was in 1992. The current
Model Act may be read at:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/model_law_revision.htm

The proposed 2011 Revision of the Model Act was developed by a working group
consisting of seven state/local vital statistics executives and one former
chief counsel of a local health department. They sought input >from all State
vital statistics officials The genealogical community was not consulted. A
draft was presented to the states in late 2010 and the revised version was
distributed to the jurisdictions and statistics executives. No public
comment or hearing has been held or scheduled. It is pending Department of
Health and Human Services approval, it is not currently known if they will
hold a public comment period or hearing.

The NAPHSIS home page is: http://www.naphsis.org/Pages/home.aspx

In several jurisdictions we have seen the attempt by states to try to impose
the new and longer wait periods for vital records. The proposed 2011 Model
Act states: it is unlawful for the state registrar to permit access to or
disclosure of personally identifiable information in vital records or issue
a copy of the record unless the person is authorized (and there is no
provision for genealogists). The proposed new Model Act has extended the
length of time to obtain records:125 years have elapsed after the date of
live birth, or 75 years have elapsed after the date of death or fetal death,
or 100 years after the date of marriage, or (divorce, dissolution of
marriage, or annulment).

To read the proposed 2011 model act go to:
http://www.naphsis.org/Documents/Final%20MODEL%20LAW%20September%207%202011.pdf

History:
The vital statistics of the United States are collected and published
through a decentralized, cooperative system. Responsibility for the
registration of births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces and
annulments and the reporting of induced terminations of pregnancy is vested
in the 57 vital registration jurisdictions ( 50 states, DC, 5 territories,
Puerto Rico and New York City). The first Model Law was developed in 1907 by
the Bureau of the Census. Since 1992 NAPHIS believes a number of changes
have occurred-ranging >from increased security on vital records in order to
prevent identity theft for criminal intent or terrorism. In addition, the
widespread adoption by states of electronic birth and death registration
systems has resulted in improved timeliness and data quality of vital
records.

The Model State Vital Statistics Act and Regulations (Model Law) was
developed to serve as a model for states in preparing their own laws and
regulations. The Model Law was designed to improve the quality and
uniformity of state data by establishing standard reporting requirements,
definitions, and procedures for registering vital events.

To read more on the resolution for the proposed 2011 version of the Model
Act go to: http://tinyurl.com/cxrgghf

Original url:
http://w.fgs.org/rpac/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/naphsis-resolution-2011-1.pdf

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [USA] Centers for Disease Control [CDC] Revised Proposed Model Vital Statistics Act #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US government agency
under the Department of Health and Human Services, develops the Model State
Vital Statistics Act . The National Association for Public Health Statistics
and Information Systems [NAPHSIS] is the professional association of state
vital records and public health statistics offices in the United States. The
CDC proposed a revision to the current Model State Vital Statistics Act
entitled : 2011 Revision of the Model State Vital Statistics Act and
Regulations. The last revision of the model act was in 1992. The current
Model Act may be read at:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/model_law_revision.htm

The proposed 2011 Revision of the Model Act was developed by a working group
consisting of seven state/local vital statistics executives and one former
chief counsel of a local health department. They sought input >from all State
vital statistics officials The genealogical community was not consulted. A
draft was presented to the states in late 2010 and the revised version was
distributed to the jurisdictions and statistics executives. No public
comment or hearing has been held or scheduled. It is pending Department of
Health and Human Services approval, it is not currently known if they will
hold a public comment period or hearing.

The NAPHSIS home page is: http://www.naphsis.org/Pages/home.aspx

In several jurisdictions we have seen the attempt by states to try to impose
the new and longer wait periods for vital records. The proposed 2011 Model
Act states: it is unlawful for the state registrar to permit access to or
disclosure of personally identifiable information in vital records or issue
a copy of the record unless the person is authorized (and there is no
provision for genealogists). The proposed new Model Act has extended the
length of time to obtain records:125 years have elapsed after the date of
live birth, or 75 years have elapsed after the date of death or fetal death,
or 100 years after the date of marriage, or (divorce, dissolution of
marriage, or annulment).

To read the proposed 2011 model act go to:
http://www.naphsis.org/Documents/Final%20MODEL%20LAW%20September%207%202011.pdf

History:
The vital statistics of the United States are collected and published
through a decentralized, cooperative system. Responsibility for the
registration of births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces and
annulments and the reporting of induced terminations of pregnancy is vested
in the 57 vital registration jurisdictions ( 50 states, DC, 5 territories,
Puerto Rico and New York City). The first Model Law was developed in 1907 by
the Bureau of the Census. Since 1992 NAPHIS believes a number of changes
have occurred-ranging >from increased security on vital records in order to
prevent identity theft for criminal intent or terrorism. In addition, the
widespread adoption by states of electronic birth and death registration
systems has resulted in improved timeliness and data quality of vital
records.

The Model State Vital Statistics Act and Regulations (Model Law) was
developed to serve as a model for states in preparing their own laws and
regulations. The Model Law was designed to improve the quality and
uniformity of state data by establishing standard reporting requirements,
definitions, and procedures for registering vital events.

To read more on the resolution for the proposed 2011 version of the Model
Act go to: http://tinyurl.com/cxrgghf

Original url:
http://w.fgs.org/rpac/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/naphsis-resolution-2011-1.pdf

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Siluva and Dotnuva Jewish Cemeteries #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Litvaks,

I am considering doing a cemetery "clean up" similar to the projects I did
in Vilkaviskis and Kalvarija see
http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org/Cemetery%20Project%204.html

If anyone has any information on these 2 cemeteries, Siluva and Dotnuva
[size, number of gravestones, state of the gravestones , local contacts,
etc.] I would greatly appreciate this information.

I have contacted Maceva and Lo Tishkach but sadly they have little
information.

Thanking you in advance,

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siluva and Dotnuva Jewish Cemeteries #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Litvaks,

I am considering doing a cemetery "clean up" similar to the projects I did
in Vilkaviskis and Kalvarija see
http://www.jewishvilkaviskis.org/Cemetery%20Project%204.html

If anyone has any information on these 2 cemeteries, Siluva and Dotnuva
[size, number of gravestones, state of the gravestones , local contacts,
etc.] I would greatly appreciate this information.

I have contacted Maceva and Lo Tishkach but sadly they have little
information.

Thanking you in advance,

Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel


Vilnius Gubernia Vital Records Update & Announcement #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that a majority of the known, microfilmed
vital records available for towns in the Vilnius Gubernia have now been or
are in the process of being translated.

The Vilnius Gubernia VRT Project has now been incorporated into the relevant
District Research Groups for towns in Lida, Oshmiany, Trakai and Vilnius
Districts. The groups are responsible for funding translations of remaining
available vital records. The files will be available on the district
Shutterfly websites.

The spreadsheet files for the towns in Lida, Oshmiany and Trakai districts
have been posted to their Shutterfly sites. The files for the towns in
Vilnius District will be posted to that Shutterfly site over the next few
months. Future translations of remaining filmed vital records will be funded
by the Vilnius District Research Group.

Many but not all, of the vital records are already in the ALD. The rest will
become available in the ALD over the next several years; in no case less
than 18 months >from date of receipt of translations.

No vital records for towns in Disna or Svencionys districts were
microfilmed, nor included in the original VRT Project.

Those who contributed the qualifying amount to a vital records project for
a town in Vilnius District will receive the spreadsheets received to date.
Effective with this announcement a qualifying contribution of $100 to the
Vilnius District Research Group will be necessary for access future filmed
vital records translations. This contribution will provide you with early
access to all records translated by the district group thus far (revision,
family, tax, voter and other gubernia wide lists).

A $100 contribution to any research group allows for early access to data
for a 5 year period, based on calendar years, not contribution date.
Contributions made after Yom Kippur are considered to be made in the
following calendar year. Contribute now and you maintain early access
through December 31, 2017. (This is true for all research groups).

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project (VRT) was a huge project
which proved of immense interest to our researchers, as evidenced by the
financial support the project elicited. Since its launching in the year
2000, close to $250,000 was contributed by you and your fellow researchers
specifically earmarked for translations of vital records. Your membership
dues, other unrestricted contributions and corporate (employer) matching
funds of almost $50,000 have also been used for the translation of vital
records in all gubernii.

Sincere thanks to everyone involved in making this announcement possible:
the volunteers who coordinated fundraising and translations, those with
language skills who gave their time to do translations, and especially the
contributors whose support enabled this huge success.

As later years of records become available to us for translation, we hope we
can rely on you for your continuing financial support. Rabbinate vital
records which were not microfilmed are often for 20th century years, are
being translated for some towns and we intend to continue those translations
where funding is available. Your contributions to District Research Groups
noting Town Name-Rabbinate VRT are appreciated.

This is truly a collective effort and we all share and take great pride in
this achievement.

We hope you find your ancestors in these records but please understand that
many years' records are missing, have been lost, or have been destroyed due
to fire or war.

For those reasons, it is important you continue to support the work of the
Research Groups who continue to translate other types of lists, which will
often be the only source for you to locate your ancestors.

Special thanks to Joel Ratner, the original Coordinator of the entire VRT
Project and more recently coordinator of the Vilnius Gubernia, then the
Vilnius District VRT projects. Likewise, we thank Aaron Roetenberg who was
the Kaunas Gubernia VRT Coordinator and who continues to be involved. We
also have to thank Howard Margol and Dorothy Leivers. Howard was involved
with the VRT Project >from its beginning and is now Records Acquisition and
Translation Coordinator for LitvakSIG. Dorothy does double duty as Suwalki
Gubernia Coordinator and over-all Coordinator of all District Research
Groups.

If you would like to support translations of any vital records, please make
your contribution to the relevant Research Group, and enter the name of the
town - VRT in the Notes Box of the online form at
www.litvaksig.org/contribute. A $100 contribution qualifies you for early
access to data for your Research Group, including the vital records within
that group.

Mazel Tov to everyone and sincere thanks for your interest, involvement and
support.

Eden Joachim
President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Gubernia Vital Records Update & Announcement #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that a majority of the known, microfilmed
vital records available for towns in the Vilnius Gubernia have now been or
are in the process of being translated.

The Vilnius Gubernia VRT Project has now been incorporated into the relevant
District Research Groups for towns in Lida, Oshmiany, Trakai and Vilnius
Districts. The groups are responsible for funding translations of remaining
available vital records. The files will be available on the district
Shutterfly websites.

The spreadsheet files for the towns in Lida, Oshmiany and Trakai districts
have been posted to their Shutterfly sites. The files for the towns in
Vilnius District will be posted to that Shutterfly site over the next few
months. Future translations of remaining filmed vital records will be funded
by the Vilnius District Research Group.

Many but not all, of the vital records are already in the ALD. The rest will
become available in the ALD over the next several years; in no case less
than 18 months >from date of receipt of translations.

No vital records for towns in Disna or Svencionys districts were
microfilmed, nor included in the original VRT Project.

Those who contributed the qualifying amount to a vital records project for
a town in Vilnius District will receive the spreadsheets received to date.
Effective with this announcement a qualifying contribution of $100 to the
Vilnius District Research Group will be necessary for access future filmed
vital records translations. This contribution will provide you with early
access to all records translated by the district group thus far (revision,
family, tax, voter and other gubernia wide lists).

A $100 contribution to any research group allows for early access to data
for a 5 year period, based on calendar years, not contribution date.
Contributions made after Yom Kippur are considered to be made in the
following calendar year. Contribute now and you maintain early access
through December 31, 2017. (This is true for all research groups).

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project (VRT) was a huge project
which proved of immense interest to our researchers, as evidenced by the
financial support the project elicited. Since its launching in the year
2000, close to $250,000 was contributed by you and your fellow researchers
specifically earmarked for translations of vital records. Your membership
dues, other unrestricted contributions and corporate (employer) matching
funds of almost $50,000 have also been used for the translation of vital
records in all gubernii.

Sincere thanks to everyone involved in making this announcement possible:
the volunteers who coordinated fundraising and translations, those with
language skills who gave their time to do translations, and especially the
contributors whose support enabled this huge success.

As later years of records become available to us for translation, we hope we
can rely on you for your continuing financial support. Rabbinate vital
records which were not microfilmed are often for 20th century years, are
being translated for some towns and we intend to continue those translations
where funding is available. Your contributions to District Research Groups
noting Town Name-Rabbinate VRT are appreciated.

This is truly a collective effort and we all share and take great pride in
this achievement.

We hope you find your ancestors in these records but please understand that
many years' records are missing, have been lost, or have been destroyed due
to fire or war.

For those reasons, it is important you continue to support the work of the
Research Groups who continue to translate other types of lists, which will
often be the only source for you to locate your ancestors.

Special thanks to Joel Ratner, the original Coordinator of the entire VRT
Project and more recently coordinator of the Vilnius Gubernia, then the
Vilnius District VRT projects. Likewise, we thank Aaron Roetenberg who was
the Kaunas Gubernia VRT Coordinator and who continues to be involved. We
also have to thank Howard Margol and Dorothy Leivers. Howard was involved
with the VRT Project >from its beginning and is now Records Acquisition and
Translation Coordinator for LitvakSIG. Dorothy does double duty as Suwalki
Gubernia Coordinator and over-all Coordinator of all District Research
Groups.

If you would like to support translations of any vital records, please make
your contribution to the relevant Research Group, and enter the name of the
town - VRT in the Notes Box of the online form at
www.litvaksig.org/contribute. A $100 contribution qualifies you for early
access to data for your Research Group, including the vital records within
that group.

Mazel Tov to everyone and sincere thanks for your interest, involvement and
support.

Eden Joachim
President


Toulouse visas from July 1940 #france

Dan Ruby
 

I am seeking accounts and documentation of individuals or families who
received visas >from the consulates of the Netherlands and Portugal in
Toulouse, France, in the month of July 1940. My RINGEL/WOHLGEMUTH
family members (mother and grandmother) received such visas on July
11, enabling them to reach Lisbon on July 28. This follows the Sousa
Mendes campaign of mercy by several weeks. The visas are signed by G.
Pichal (Netherlands) and Emile Gissot (Portugal).

The Sousa Mendes Foundation has several more Pichal/Gissot visas and
there is a written account of others receiving these visas a week
later on July 18. To advance my original research on this subject, I
would like to find other cases of refugee families who benefited >from
these visas.

In addition, any information about the Polish consul in Toulouse
during this same period would be very helpful.

Dan Ruby
Oakland CA
Ruby Family History Project


French SIG #France Toulouse visas from July 1940 #france

Dan Ruby
 

I am seeking accounts and documentation of individuals or families who
received visas >from the consulates of the Netherlands and Portugal in
Toulouse, France, in the month of July 1940. My RINGEL/WOHLGEMUTH
family members (mother and grandmother) received such visas on July
11, enabling them to reach Lisbon on July 28. This follows the Sousa
Mendes campaign of mercy by several weeks. The visas are signed by G.
Pichal (Netherlands) and Emile Gissot (Portugal).

The Sousa Mendes Foundation has several more Pichal/Gissot visas and
there is a written account of others receiving these visas a week
later on July 18. To advance my original research on this subject, I
would like to find other cases of refugee families who benefited >from
these visas.

In addition, any information about the Polish consul in Toulouse
during this same period would be very helpful.

Dan Ruby
Oakland CA
Ruby Family History Project


Finding more information about a traumatic death, New York, 1911 #general

Todd <todd3620@...>
 

My great uncle Morris Schwed (also spelled Maurice) died on October
24, 1911 at the Flower Hospital in Manhattan. On the death
certificate is listed the cause of death: Fracture of skull (fell from
window). "Honorable son and dear brother" are how he was described in
the October 26 obituary I found at Fultonhistory.com, but I would like
to find more information about what happened. Was it truly an
accident? Was there malice involved? How would one go about
researching something like this? Can one access police reports in any
way >from that era?

Thanks,

Todd Frederick


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding more information about a traumatic death, New York, 1911 #general

Todd <todd3620@...>
 

My great uncle Morris Schwed (also spelled Maurice) died on October
24, 1911 at the Flower Hospital in Manhattan. On the death
certificate is listed the cause of death: Fracture of skull (fell from
window). "Honorable son and dear brother" are how he was described in
the October 26 obituary I found at Fultonhistory.com, but I would like
to find more information about what happened. Was it truly an
accident? Was there malice involved? How would one go about
researching something like this? Can one access police reports in any
way >from that era?

Thanks,

Todd Frederick


Toulouse visas from July 1940 #general

Dan Ruby
 

I am seeking accounts and documentation of individuals or families who
received visas >from the consulates of the Netherlands and Portugal in
Toulouse, France, in the month of July 1940. My RINGEL/WOHLGEMUTH
family members (mother and grandmother) received such visas on July
11, enabling them to reach Lisbon on July 28. This follows the Sousa
Mendes campaign of mercy by several weeks. The visas are signed by G.
Pichal (Netherlands) and Emile Gissot (Portugal).

The Sousa Mendes Foundation has several more Pichal/Gissot visas and
there are written accounts of others receiving these visas a week
later on July 18. To advance my original research on this subject, I
would like to find other cases of refugee families who benefited >from
these visas.

In addition, any information about the Polish consul in Toulouse
during this same period would be very helpful.

Dan Ruby
Ruby Family History Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Toulouse visas from July 1940 #general

Dan Ruby
 

I am seeking accounts and documentation of individuals or families who
received visas >from the consulates of the Netherlands and Portugal in
Toulouse, France, in the month of July 1940. My RINGEL/WOHLGEMUTH
family members (mother and grandmother) received such visas on July
11, enabling them to reach Lisbon on July 28. This follows the Sousa
Mendes campaign of mercy by several weeks. The visas are signed by G.
Pichal (Netherlands) and Emile Gissot (Portugal).

The Sousa Mendes Foundation has several more Pichal/Gissot visas and
there are written accounts of others receiving these visas a week
later on July 18. To advance my original research on this subject, I
would like to find other cases of refugee families who benefited >from
these visas.

In addition, any information about the Polish consul in Toulouse
during this same period would be very helpful.

Dan Ruby
Ruby Family History Project

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