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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt (http://bit.ly/2bkJAQx) is >from the Yizkor book of Zgierz
in central Poland about seven miles >from Lodz. In 1932, it had a Jewish
population of 4,547.
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zgierz/zgi555.html ]

This chapter recounts the story of a small group of Jews trying to flee to
Russian-controlled territory in 1939 to escape the Germans. There are many
accounts in Yizkor books of "righteous gentiles" - those that did their best,
often at risk to themselves, to show humanity to Jews in the years of the
Holocaust and even see to their safety. Such a story is told here by W. Ben
Shimon in "This Must Also Be Written..."

You can find the excerpt here:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1156866594335494:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt (http://bit.ly/2bkJAQx) is >from the Yizkor book of Zgierz
in central Poland about seven miles >from Lodz. In 1932, it had a Jewish
population of 4,547.
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zgierz/zgi555.html ]

This chapter recounts the story of a small group of Jews trying to flee to
Russian-controlled territory in 1939 to escape the Germans. There are many
accounts in Yizkor books of "righteous gentiles" - those that did their best,
often at risk to themselves, to show humanity to Jews in the years of the
Holocaust and even see to their safety. Such a story is told here by W. Ben
Shimon in "This Must Also Be Written..."

You can find the excerpt here:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1156866594335494:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


ViewMate: German translation to English of 3-page letter from 1901 #general

Connie
 

I've added a 3-page letter in German to Viewmate :

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49756

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49757

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49758

I'd be very grateful if you are able to translate it for me into English.

Thanks.

Connie Springer
larkspur@fuse.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please response either within ViewMate or by email to Connie.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: German translation to English of 3-page letter from 1901 #general

Connie
 

I've added a 3-page letter in German to Viewmate :

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49756

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49757

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49758

I'd be very grateful if you are able to translate it for me into English.

Thanks.

Connie Springer
larkspur@fuse.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please response either within ViewMate or by email to Connie.


(UK-England and Wales) National Archives Alien Registration Cards and Naturalization Case Papers Online in Their Discovery Catalogue #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (UK-England and Wales) National Archives' Discovery is an online
catalogue of archival records across the UK and beyond, >from which you can
search 32 million records and more than 2,500 archives across the country.
Over 9 million records are available for download. See:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

In addition the National Archives has research guides on family history, First
World War and general on all subjects. Links to the guides are available on
the same aforementioned link.

The National Archives has alien registration cards >from 1918-1957 online.
They comprise 600 immigrants (700 cases) to Britain and cover the London
area only and include British-born wives of aliens who lost their British
status upon marriage. Only records where the person was born over 100 years
ago are downloadable. Britain required aliens to register with the police
starting in 1914 and pay a fee. A certificate was issued. The registration
cards created by the police are the digitized records available >from the
National Archives.

The records have interest for genealogists. Information includes: name,
date of birth, date of arrival in the UK, marital status, address, and more
including photographs. To research the records in Discovery, you need to
complete a form which is available at: http://tinyurl.com/jbnwuny
Original url:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/aliens-registration-cards-1918-1957/?utm_source=The%20National%20Archives&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7446469_August%202016%20newsletter&utm_content=MEPO%2035%20Alien%20registration%20cards

Note: Searching is free, to obtain a copy of the record does generate a fee.

Another collection that can be searched via Discovery are naturalization
case papers 1801-1871. Information on the person will include nationality,
profession, family details, birth date and place and more. Again, searching
is free but there is a fee to actually see and download the record.
For more information see: http://tinyurl.com/jdtgnjk
Original url:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/naturalisation-case-papers-1801-1871/?utm_source=The%20National%20Archives&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7446469_August%202016%20newsletter&utm_content=HO1%20naturalisation%20casepapers

The National Archives partners with both Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast.co.uk
and more records area available through their websites -and a charge is made
for downloading the records >from these sites.

The home page for the National Archives where you may find general
information on their holdings is: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK-England and Wales) National Archives Alien Registration Cards and Naturalization Case Papers Online in Their Discovery Catalogue #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (UK-England and Wales) National Archives' Discovery is an online
catalogue of archival records across the UK and beyond, >from which you can
search 32 million records and more than 2,500 archives across the country.
Over 9 million records are available for download. See:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

In addition the National Archives has research guides on family history, First
World War and general on all subjects. Links to the guides are available on
the same aforementioned link.

The National Archives has alien registration cards >from 1918-1957 online.
They comprise 600 immigrants (700 cases) to Britain and cover the London
area only and include British-born wives of aliens who lost their British
status upon marriage. Only records where the person was born over 100 years
ago are downloadable. Britain required aliens to register with the police
starting in 1914 and pay a fee. A certificate was issued. The registration
cards created by the police are the digitized records available >from the
National Archives.

The records have interest for genealogists. Information includes: name,
date of birth, date of arrival in the UK, marital status, address, and more
including photographs. To research the records in Discovery, you need to
complete a form which is available at: http://tinyurl.com/jbnwuny
Original url:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/aliens-registration-cards-1918-1957/?utm_source=The%20National%20Archives&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7446469_August%202016%20newsletter&utm_content=MEPO%2035%20Alien%20registration%20cards

Note: Searching is free, to obtain a copy of the record does generate a fee.

Another collection that can be searched via Discovery are naturalization
case papers 1801-1871. Information on the person will include nationality,
profession, family details, birth date and place and more. Again, searching
is free but there is a fee to actually see and download the record.
For more information see: http://tinyurl.com/jdtgnjk
Original url:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/naturalisation-case-papers-1801-1871/?utm_source=The%20National%20Archives&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7446469_August%202016%20newsletter&utm_content=HO1%20naturalisation%20casepapers

The National Archives partners with both Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast.co.uk
and more records area available through their websites -and a charge is made
for downloading the records >from these sites.

The home page for the National Archives where you may find general
information on their holdings is: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #unitedkingdom

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #unitedkingdom

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


Would like a photograph of a gravestone at the Plashet cemetery, East Ham, London? #unitedkingdom

Roy Ogus
 

I would like to get a photograph of a gravestone at the Plashet cemetery,
in East Ham, London. Is anyone planning to visit the cemetery in the
near future and would be willing to take the photograph for me?
I have the detailed location information of the burial site.

Please contact me privately at my address shown below.

Many thanks!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Would like a photograph of a gravestone at the Plashet cemetery, East Ham, London? #unitedkingdom

Roy Ogus
 

I would like to get a photograph of a gravestone at the Plashet cemetery,
in East Ham, London. Is anyone planning to visit the cemetery in the
near future and would be willing to take the photograph for me?
I have the detailed location information of the burial site.

Please contact me privately at my address shown below.

Many thanks!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Bolnik and Epels in Varniai #lithuania

Nicole Martin <nmartin81@...>
 

Hello everyone,
This is a bit of a reach, but you never know what you'll find
if you don't ask. I was recently contacted on ancestry.com by a man
whose DNA matched as a 3rd-4th cousin to my grandfather and 5th-6th
cousin to me.

The man's Lithuanian family members came >from Varniai Lithuania.
I had never researched Varniai since my family left >from Kaunas
and Taurage but lo and behold as I sifted through records my great
great grandfather Yehuda Leib Epel was born in Varniai in 1847
and moved to Kaunas in 1881. His US death record listed his parents
as Tevya and Golde Epel. Tax and voter lists confirmed Tevya as
Yehuda Leib's father and him being born in Varniai in around 1817.
But nothing was available on his wife.

Now, the man who contacted me has a great great grandfather who
had a sister named Golde Bolnik born in Varniai in 1829ish. I cannot
find any records in litvaksig or the ALD proving that my Golde WAS a
Bolnik or conversely that his Golde Bolnik did NOT marry into our
family. But we have a match for town and approx age as well as
estimated relation via DNA. I am hesitant to confirm matches without
substantial documentation but I am feeling like this is a pretty
solid one. Are there any Bolnik's here >from Varniai? Or maybe any
Epels/Appels?

TYAI
Nicole Martin
researching surnames:
Appel/Eppel, Horwitz, Abrams, Mark, Pijurski, Fainburg, Mordechelovich
Towns:
Kaunas, Taurage, Chicago, Los Angeles and now Varniai

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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Bolnik and Epels in Varniai #lithuania

Nicole Martin <nmartin81@...>
 

Hello everyone,
This is a bit of a reach, but you never know what you'll find
if you don't ask. I was recently contacted on ancestry.com by a man
whose DNA matched as a 3rd-4th cousin to my grandfather and 5th-6th
cousin to me.

The man's Lithuanian family members came >from Varniai Lithuania.
I had never researched Varniai since my family left >from Kaunas
and Taurage but lo and behold as I sifted through records my great
great grandfather Yehuda Leib Epel was born in Varniai in 1847
and moved to Kaunas in 1881. His US death record listed his parents
as Tevya and Golde Epel. Tax and voter lists confirmed Tevya as
Yehuda Leib's father and him being born in Varniai in around 1817.
But nothing was available on his wife.

Now, the man who contacted me has a great great grandfather who
had a sister named Golde Bolnik born in Varniai in 1829ish. I cannot
find any records in litvaksig or the ALD proving that my Golde WAS a
Bolnik or conversely that his Golde Bolnik did NOT marry into our
family. But we have a match for town and approx age as well as
estimated relation via DNA. I am hesitant to confirm matches without
substantial documentation but I am feeling like this is a pretty
solid one. Are there any Bolnik's here >from Varniai? Or maybe any
Epels/Appels?

TYAI
Nicole Martin
researching surnames:
Appel/Eppel, Horwitz, Abrams, Mark, Pijurski, Fainburg, Mordechelovich
Towns:
Kaunas, Taurage, Chicago, Los Angeles and now Varniai

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


IAJGS 2018 Conference in Warsaw: POLIN Museum New App For Jewish Warsaw #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

During the recent 36th International IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
IAJGS President Marlis Humphrey announced that the 2018 IAJGS conference
will be held in Warsaw Poland-dates will announced shortly. Two of the
partners in the Warsaw Conference are the POLIN Museum and the Jewish
Historical Institute. The conference will be held in the POLIN Museum of
the History of Polish Jews. The POLIN Museum has launched a new smartphone
and tablet travel app for Jewish Warsaw. It is available on both IOS and
Android platforms. The app is called "Warsaw, Varshe" - referring to the
Yiddish name for the Polish capital. To access the app go to:
http://tinyurl.com/zn3ams3

Original url:
http://www.polin.pl/en/news/2016/08/17/discover-the-jewish-paris-of-the-north-a-new-warsaw-varshe

The application is available at both the App Store and Google Play. This is
a perfect way to start to learn about Jewish Warsaw in anticipation of
attending the 2018 IAJGS conference.

Jewish Heritage Europe wrote an article about this which may be found at :
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2016/08/17/poland-new-travel-app-for-jewish-warsaw/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/l996JH ]

I have no further information regarding the 2018 IAJGS conference. When more
information is available the IAJGS Board will make the information available.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS 2018 Conference in Warsaw: POLIN Museum New App For Jewish Warsaw #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

During the recent 36th International IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
IAJGS President Marlis Humphrey announced that the 2018 IAJGS conference
will be held in Warsaw Poland-dates will announced shortly. Two of the
partners in the Warsaw Conference are the POLIN Museum and the Jewish
Historical Institute. The conference will be held in the POLIN Museum of
the History of Polish Jews. The POLIN Museum has launched a new smartphone
and tablet travel app for Jewish Warsaw. It is available on both IOS and
Android platforms. The app is called "Warsaw, Varshe" - referring to the
Yiddish name for the Polish capital. To access the app go to:
http://tinyurl.com/zn3ams3

Original url:
http://www.polin.pl/en/news/2016/08/17/discover-the-jewish-paris-of-the-north-a-new-warsaw-varshe

The application is available at both the App Store and Google Play. This is
a perfect way to start to learn about Jewish Warsaw in anticipation of
attending the 2018 IAJGS conference.

Jewish Heritage Europe wrote an article about this which may be found at :
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2016/08/17/poland-new-travel-app-for-jewish-warsaw/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/l996JH ]

I have no further information regarding the 2018 IAJGS conference. When more
information is available the IAJGS Board will make the information available.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/qcnCMG ]

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish Nation #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

The team behind A Nacao Hebrea: Prosopography of the Portuguese Jewish
Nation, is proud to announce the formal opening of our project.

Our project, led by Drs. Aron Sterk and Florbela Veiga Frade, Ton
Tielen, and myself, and advised by a diverse set of international
scholars, is seeking to create a large-scale, interdisciplinary
database of the Portuguese Jewish Nation. The Portuguese Jewish Nation
(A Nacao Hebrea) descends mainly >from the Jews who were forcibly
converted to Catholicism in 1497 in Portugal by King Manuel. From
their historic heartland in Iberia, France, Amsterdam, London,
Hamburg, Livorno, and Venice, they spread westward into the New World,
southward into Africa, and eastward into the Ottoman Empire, even
reaching India. They lived in between worlds, living multiple
identities at the same time.

This project will seek to create a prosopographical-relational
database, allowing scholars and genealogists alike to build and
contribute information >from all aspects of the Portuguese Jewish
diaspora.

You can see our formal announcement here, through Avotaynu Online:

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/announcing-a-nacao-hebrea-a-relational-prosopographic-database-of-the-portuguese-jewish-nation-1500-1800/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - http://goo.gl/qcnCMG ]

If you are interested in more information, please don't hesitate to
email me. We are very excited to moving forward and provide a new
model for approaching Jewish History and Heritage.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
University of Haifa, MA Candidate, Department of Jewish History


LURIE family y-DNA study #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for LURIE/LURIA family male members, preferably who have a paper trail
tracing back to rabbinical lineage, to participate in our study.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Reply to Neil, directly.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LURIE family y-DNA study #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for LURIE/LURIA family male members, preferably who have a paper trail
tracing back to rabbinical lineage, to participate in our study.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Reply to Neil, directly.


Summary of the German-Jewish Special Interest Group Meeting in Seattle August 2016 #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Here is a quick note >from the GerSIG Business Meeting which took place
last week during the IAJGS Conference in Seattle.
Please refer to the slides >from this meeting that were posted here:
http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3B

Around 55 Members of GerSIG attended the meeting.

Introduction:
Jeanette Rosenberg introduced all of the GerSIG Directors to the meeting:
John Lowens, the Moderator of the GerSIG List, Roger Lustig, the
GerSIG Research Coordinator, Nancy Adelson, the Volunteers
Coordinator, and Jeanette, who leads for GerSIG on Conference Matters.

Guest Speaker
GerSIG's Invited Guest Speaker to conference, Stephen Falk, was
introduced to the meeting. He would be giving us 2 talks: Firstly, at
the GerSIG Luncheon: The Three Cemeteries of the Breslau Jewish
Community, then later about Archival Resources on the Jewish Community
of Breslau 1791-1941 (Breslau, Germany, now Wroclaw, Poland).

Dr Arthur Obermayer and the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards
Former GerSIG Director, and Co-Founder Karen Franklin was introduced
to the meeting, she spoke about the late Dr Arthur Obermayer. Giving a
tribute to him on behalf of GerSIG. Karen also spoke about the
Obermayer German Jewish History Awards. We heard about how these
would work in future, that the deadline for nomination for 2017 is
September 21 2016, and also about the awards given in January 2016 in
Berlin.

Discussion List & Moderation Update
This was given by John Lowens who explained his role and encouraged
people to post messages, and to join, if not already a member of the
SIG. He explained how to look for previous messages in the SIG
message archives.

Data Projects Update:
Roger Lustig spoke about the status of GerSIG's current projects and
previewed some that are forthcoming. In particular he mentioned The
Hessen Gatermann Index where Phase 1 is complete and a forthcoming
translation project for Die Geschichte der Juden in Jebenhausen &
G=C3=B6ppingen by Aron T=C3=A4nzer which has been sponsored by GerSIG
member Steve Weil.

A New Webmaster & A New Website for GerSIG
Following the death of our previous webmaster, Arthur Obermayer,
GerSIG needs both a new webmaster and a new Website. Alex Calzareth
was welcomed to this role by acclaim. He was also appointed a
Director of GerSIG.

Alex has started work on the new website which will have a different
page for each town and will shortly be seeking volunteers for their
town. More information will be posted once the website is ready, and
after the first few towns have been put online as prototypes.

The new website will not take over any existing websites (apart from
the current GerSIG one) but will link to them. It will also be a home
to many databases and small data sets. We promise Peter Lande that
his databases will be included.

Forthcoming new project for Westfalia and GerSIG Guest Speaker for 2017
The meeting heard about the placing online of the Jewish registers for
Arnsberg and Detmold. We hope to undertake a project to make a
database of the records in these registers, working with the local
archive at Detmold. GerSIG intends inviting Dr Bettina Joergens from
the archive at Detmold to be the GerSIG invited Guest Speaker to our
conference in 2017 which will take place in Orlando, Florida.

Volunteering to Help with New GerSIG projects
If you are able to help, please get in contact with Jeanette Rosenberg

Thank You to GerSIG Donors:
On behalf of the GerSIG Directors, Jeanette thanked donors to both the
General Fund and the Speaker Bureau. We are grateful for your
donations, particularly to the Speaker Bureau, which help us to bring
you great speakers at IAJGS Conference each year. Donations can be made here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=13

News, Updates & Announcements:
Mention was made of the German-Jewish DNA projects being run by Janet
Akaha and Rachel Unkefer. Those interested were encouraged to contact
them for more information.

Mention was made of the German-Jewish Sig of JGSGB - those interested
to find out more were encouraged to contact Jeanette.

There is an International Germanic Genealogy Conference taking place
from July 28-29, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gunnar Pudlatz was looking to find names of the German Jews hidden by
her Grandparents. She had sent us some photos to share.

Nancy Adelson stood down >from being a Director of GerSIG, with effect
from the end of the conference in Seattle. Those present thanked
Nancy for her work.

There were no items of Any Other Business.

The GerSIG Directors thanked everyone for attending the meeting and
look forward to meeting everyone again at Conference in Orlando, from
July 23-28, 2017.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com
I have now returned to London UK.


Unusual gravestone inscription #general

Elayne Shapiro <elayneshapiro@...>
 

Has anyone encountered cases in the U.S. where just the first initial
of the person's first name (rather than the whole first name) plus
surname is used?
I'm curious if it has any significance.

(Hebrew name uses first name)

Elayne Shapiro

70461 - 70480 of 662664