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The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama - now available on DVD #general

Judith Elam
 

Several people responded privately to my previous posting on this fascinating
5-part series, which has recently been shown in the UK, wondering how people
outside of the UK could view it. It is now available on DVD, but cannot be
shipped to the USA. However, it can be shipped to a UK address.

http://www.bbcshop.com/dvd-pre-orders/the-story-of-the-jews-dvd/invt/bbcdvd3786

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama - now available on DVD #general

Judith Elam
 

Several people responded privately to my previous posting on this fascinating
5-part series, which has recently been shown in the UK, wondering how people
outside of the UK could view it. It is now available on DVD, but cannot be
shipped to the USA. However, it can be shipped to a UK address.

http://www.bbcshop.com/dvd-pre-orders/the-story-of-the-jews-dvd/invt/bbcdvd3786

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Requesting Translations of Russian on ViewMate #general

Lesley K. Cafarelli
 

Dear friends,

I have copies of some old family photos that belonged to my grandfather and
grandmother, Louis (Levi) KISNER and Sarah KOTEL, who emigrated >from the
region of Vohynia in Ukraine to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1914 and
1921, respectively. Some of these photos have messages written on them. I
would appreciate help >from anyone who can provide a direct translation of
each of the messages, which are now posted on ViewMate at the following web
links. There is a description of the photo that goes with the message at
each of these links.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29161

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29162

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29164

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29166

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29167

Thank you very much for your help!

Lesley K. Cafarelli
Minneapolis, MN, USA

KERZHNER/KIRSHNER/KISNER, KOTEL, MAMZEL/MAZER, FEL, GOLDSTEIN in Shepetovka
and Slavuta, Volhynia/Kamanets-Podolsk, Ukraine; FEINSTEIN, WOLFOVITCH in
Kopyl, Slutsk, Minsk, Belarus; GERSHON in Riga, Latvia; JACOBSON in Nizhniy
Novgorod, Russia. All families in Boston, Mass., and other US locations.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either directly to Lesley via email or via the
form in ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Requesting Translations of Russian on ViewMate #general

Lesley K. Cafarelli
 

Dear friends,

I have copies of some old family photos that belonged to my grandfather and
grandmother, Louis (Levi) KISNER and Sarah KOTEL, who emigrated >from the
region of Vohynia in Ukraine to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1914 and
1921, respectively. Some of these photos have messages written on them. I
would appreciate help >from anyone who can provide a direct translation of
each of the messages, which are now posted on ViewMate at the following web
links. There is a description of the photo that goes with the message at
each of these links.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29161

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29162

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29164

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29166

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29167

Thank you very much for your help!

Lesley K. Cafarelli
Minneapolis, MN, USA

KERZHNER/KIRSHNER/KISNER, KOTEL, MAMZEL/MAZER, FEL, GOLDSTEIN in Shepetovka
and Slavuta, Volhynia/Kamanets-Podolsk, Ukraine; FEINSTEIN, WOLFOVITCH in
Kopyl, Slutsk, Minsk, Belarus; GERSHON in Riga, Latvia; JACOBSON in Nizhniy
Novgorod, Russia. All families in Boston, Mass., and other US locations.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either directly to Lesley via email or via the
form in ViewMate.


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a direct translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29216

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Lynne Kaffko


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Lynne Kaffko
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a direct translation. It
is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29216

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Lynne Kaffko


Family from Zagare & Baisagala #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: Sara Manobla manobla@netvision.net.il
I've been researching family history for my book about Zagare and tracing
family names in the Siauliai/Shavel district of Lithuania. I found good
material through JewishGen. However I've drawn a blank with my paternal
great-grandfather. >>

Those researching their Lithuanian ancestors have had better results by
searching the Litvak SIG All Lithuania Database (ALD)
http://www.litvaksig.org/component/litvaksearch/?view=ald

Additionally,your greatest chance for successful research is the Litvak
SIG Siauliai District Research Group web site. Records are added to the web
site soon after they are translated. There is an 18 month delay before
the records are added to the ALD.

Another advantage - in the ALD, you can do a surname search as well as a
given name search. However, on the Litvak SIG Siauliai DRG web site, you can
see the entire spreadsheet containing all of the information. Many times,
researchers have found records on the Siauliai DRG web site they were
unable to find in the ALD. Spelling differences in the surname is the major
reason for that difference.

To access all of the records on the Siauliai DRG web site, go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down to District Research and select
Siauliai. Key in $100. You can use your credit card to contribute as the
site is secure. Your $100 will enable you to see all of the records that
have previously been translated, as well as records that will be translated
in the future for a period of five years. It is a great investment in
furthering your genealogical research.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Family from Zagare & Baisagala #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

<< From: Sara Manobla manobla@netvision.net.il
I've been researching family history for my book about Zagare and tracing
family names in the Siauliai/Shavel district of Lithuania. I found good
material through JewishGen. However I've drawn a blank with my paternal
great-grandfather. >>

Those researching their Lithuanian ancestors have had better results by
searching the Litvak SIG All Lithuania Database (ALD)
http://www.litvaksig.org/component/litvaksearch/?view=ald

Additionally,your greatest chance for successful research is the Litvak
SIG Siauliai District Research Group web site. Records are added to the web
site soon after they are translated. There is an 18 month delay before
the records are added to the ALD.

Another advantage - in the ALD, you can do a surname search as well as a
given name search. However, on the Litvak SIG Siauliai DRG web site, you can
see the entire spreadsheet containing all of the information. Many times,
researchers have found records on the Siauliai DRG web site they were
unable to find in the ALD. Spelling differences in the surname is the major
reason for that difference.

To access all of the records on the Siauliai DRG web site, go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down to District Research and select
Siauliai. Key in $100. You can use your credit card to contribute as the
site is secure. Your $100 will enable you to see all of the records that
have previously been translated, as well as records that will be translated
in the future for a period of five years. It is a great investment in
furthering your genealogical research.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Polish translations #lodz #poland

David W. Perle
 

Hi! This is my first time posting documents for translation.
I've got two to start out with. The first is the birth record
for my great-grandfather (my namesake) in Kalisz, Dawid Wolf Perle.
The second is his parents' marriage record. I would love full
translations if possible;I'm quite curious what information these
full paragraphs contain! Also, you never know what clues they may
contain in helping to unlock other doors in searching for family
information. Thanks so much!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29179
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29180

Oh, and if anyone can help with Russian and might e-mail me,
I have another record in Russian for Lithuania, but I'll skip
posting the link here, to keep things more on-topic.

David W. Perle

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Polish translations #lodz #poland

David W. Perle
 

Hi! This is my first time posting documents for translation.
I've got two to start out with. The first is the birth record
for my great-grandfather (my namesake) in Kalisz, Dawid Wolf Perle.
The second is his parents' marriage record. I would love full
translations if possible;I'm quite curious what information these
full paragraphs contain! Also, you never know what clues they may
contain in helping to unlock other doors in searching for family
information. Thanks so much!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29179
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29180

Oh, and if anyone can help with Russian and might e-mail me,
I have another record in Russian for Lithuania, but I'll skip
posting the link here, to keep things more on-topic.

David W. Perle

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Seeking descendants of Romanian PESCARU brothers in Israel #general

G Sles
 

Greetings,

I'm looking for the descendants of brothers Avram and Yosef PESCARU, Romanian
restaurant owners who made Aliyah after World War 2, but prior to 1963.

- The two PESCARU brothers were probably in their 50s or more when they arrived
in Israel. Their elderly, widowed mother is said to have come with them. If so,
she was one of my great-grandmother's sisters I've been looking for!
- Avram PESCARU lived in Tel Aviv and his wife's clothing store was Seta (rhymes
with meta).
- His brother Yosef PESCARU lived in Haifa and was a chef for the police in Akko.
- Their wives' names are unknown.
- Avram and Yosef PESCARU each had only one daughter, but their names are unknown.
- Avram and Yosef's uncle, their mother's brother in Romania, was Moshe GETZEL,
the son of Pesach GETZEL. Some other uncles had the surname GARTENLAUB. Family
members have both surnames today and are in Israel, the USA, Venezuela and
Central America.

Currently I'm visiting relatives in Israel and learned about the PESCARU
brothers, so would love to find Avram and Yosef's descendants. I plan to go to
the Zionist Archives. In addition, I'd appreciate any help and suggestions. If
someone can post this quest to the Israeli genealogy groups, that would be much
appreciated.

Please respond privately to gsles@yahoo.com

Thank you.

Best,
Gay Slesinger
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking descendants of Romanian PESCARU brothers in Israel #general

G Sles
 

Greetings,

I'm looking for the descendants of brothers Avram and Yosef PESCARU, Romanian
restaurant owners who made Aliyah after World War 2, but prior to 1963.

- The two PESCARU brothers were probably in their 50s or more when they arrived
in Israel. Their elderly, widowed mother is said to have come with them. If so,
she was one of my great-grandmother's sisters I've been looking for!
- Avram PESCARU lived in Tel Aviv and his wife's clothing store was Seta (rhymes
with meta).
- His brother Yosef PESCARU lived in Haifa and was a chef for the police in Akko.
- Their wives' names are unknown.
- Avram and Yosef PESCARU each had only one daughter, but their names are unknown.
- Avram and Yosef's uncle, their mother's brother in Romania, was Moshe GETZEL,
the son of Pesach GETZEL. Some other uncles had the surname GARTENLAUB. Family
members have both surnames today and are in Israel, the USA, Venezuela and
Central America.

Currently I'm visiting relatives in Israel and learned about the PESCARU
brothers, so would love to find Avram and Yosef's descendants. I plan to go to
the Zionist Archives. In addition, I'd appreciate any help and suggestions. If
someone can post this quest to the Israeli genealogy groups, that would be much
appreciated.

Please respond privately to gsles@yahoo.com

Thank you.

Best,
Gay Slesinger
USA


Re: Searching for New Jersey Marriage Record #general

Trudy Barch
 

Coincidental that last night I was also looking for a New Jersey birth and
marriage certificate. I am looking for 1803 birth and 1830s marriage.

Gary, for 1918 type in New Jersey Vital Statistics.

Any suggestions where I might find mine?

Thank you,

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland, Illinois

Gary Gershfield wrote:

I am trying to obtain a marriage record >from approximately 1918 that took
place in New Jersey. Newark would be a likely guess.

Any assistance would be appreciated. I admit that I know little of NJ
records. I would also be looking at the fastest method to obtain the record.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Searching for New Jersey Marriage Record #general

Trudy Barch
 

Coincidental that last night I was also looking for a New Jersey birth and
marriage certificate. I am looking for 1803 birth and 1830s marriage.

Gary, for 1918 type in New Jersey Vital Statistics.

Any suggestions where I might find mine?

Thank you,

Trudy Barch
Chicagoland, Illinois

Gary Gershfield wrote:

I am trying to obtain a marriage record >from approximately 1918 that took
place in New Jersey. Newark would be a likely guess.

Any assistance would be appreciated. I admit that I know little of NJ
records. I would also be looking at the fastest method to obtain the record.


JGS of Maryland Meeting Sunday, September 29 #general

JGS Maryland <jgsofmd@...>
 

FIRST MEETING SEPTEMBER 29

Duke Zimmerman and Edie Shlian (both members of JGSMD) >from the Jewish
Museum of Maryland (JMM) will be speaking about the JMM's genealogical
resources for our first meeting. This will be held at the JMM, 15
Lloyd Street in Baltimore. Free parking is available. To avoid a
conflict with the Ravens' game, the meeting will officially begin at
11, but you are encouraged to join us at 10:30 for "Present your
problem/question" to the group

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is committed to serving genealogists.
This is your opportunity to learn about available resources at the JMM
including Jewish Times obituaries and birth notices, cemetery
listings, midwife records, ship manifests, vertical files, and more
universal materials. Attendees will learn about the process involved
in scheduling appointments with JMM to conduct research as well as
which JMM resources are available on line. We will also discuss ways
in which we can work with the Museum, helping organize their research
materials and making them more easily searchable.

Edie and Duke will distribute a reference handout to all attending,
and answer questions.

Following the program we will discuss plans for the future, available
leadership positions and how the group can meet your individual needs.

To learn more about the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, or to
join, please visit our website at www.jewishgen.org/jgs-maryland or
facebook page "JGSMaryland".

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Dick Goldman & Lara Diamond
Co-Presidents
(410) MD-JGS-37 aka (410) 635-4737


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland Meeting Sunday, September 29 #general

JGS Maryland <jgsofmd@...>
 

FIRST MEETING SEPTEMBER 29

Duke Zimmerman and Edie Shlian (both members of JGSMD) >from the Jewish
Museum of Maryland (JMM) will be speaking about the JMM's genealogical
resources for our first meeting. This will be held at the JMM, 15
Lloyd Street in Baltimore. Free parking is available. To avoid a
conflict with the Ravens' game, the meeting will officially begin at
11, but you are encouraged to join us at 10:30 for "Present your
problem/question" to the group

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is committed to serving genealogists.
This is your opportunity to learn about available resources at the JMM
including Jewish Times obituaries and birth notices, cemetery
listings, midwife records, ship manifests, vertical files, and more
universal materials. Attendees will learn about the process involved
in scheduling appointments with JMM to conduct research as well as
which JMM resources are available on line. We will also discuss ways
in which we can work with the Museum, helping organize their research
materials and making them more easily searchable.

Edie and Duke will distribute a reference handout to all attending,
and answer questions.

Following the program we will discuss plans for the future, available
leadership positions and how the group can meet your individual needs.

To learn more about the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, or to
join, please visit our website at www.jewishgen.org/jgs-maryland or
facebook page "JGSMaryland".

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Dick Goldman & Lara Diamond
Co-Presidents
(410) MD-JGS-37 aka (410) 635-4737


International Conference on The International Tracing Service (ITS) Collections and the Holocaust - Invitations to Apply To Present at Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, The United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum and the International Tracing Service [ITS], Bad Arolsen,
Germany are inviting applications to speak for an international conference
designed to illustrate the academic research potential of the ITS
collections. The conference will be held May 12-14, 2014 in Washington,
D.C., at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The conference will
be conducted in English. The deadline for receipt of proposals is December
15, 2013. Participants will be selected and notified no later than January
31, 2014.

The ITS collection has opened important new potential for understanding the
Holocaust and other Nazi-era crimes. We all familiar with using the ITS
documents for tracing individuals however, the wealth of information
contained in the documents has many other possible applications. ITS
documents provide opportunities for a better understanding of a variety of
topics related to persecution, incarceration, forced labor, mass murder,
displacement, resettlement, and the legacies of these experiences as a
result of World War II.

For more information including submitting applications, the requirements and
funding for travel please see: http://tinyurl.com/l2oe53j

Original url:
http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Human-Rights&month=1309&week=c&msg=NxNLIn6zO4YC0UDSov54uQ

Thank you to Saul Issroff for bringing this very interesting conference
applications opportunity to our attention.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Conference on The International Tracing Service (ITS) Collections and the Holocaust - Invitations to Apply To Present at Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, The United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum and the International Tracing Service [ITS], Bad Arolsen,
Germany are inviting applications to speak for an international conference
designed to illustrate the academic research potential of the ITS
collections. The conference will be held May 12-14, 2014 in Washington,
D.C., at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The conference will
be conducted in English. The deadline for receipt of proposals is December
15, 2013. Participants will be selected and notified no later than January
31, 2014.

The ITS collection has opened important new potential for understanding the
Holocaust and other Nazi-era crimes. We all familiar with using the ITS
documents for tracing individuals however, the wealth of information
contained in the documents has many other possible applications. ITS
documents provide opportunities for a better understanding of a variety of
topics related to persecution, incarceration, forced labor, mass murder,
displacement, resettlement, and the legacies of these experiences as a
result of World War II.

For more information including submitting applications, the requirements and
funding for travel please see: http://tinyurl.com/l2oe53j

Original url:
http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Human-Rights&month=1309&week=c&msg=NxNLIn6zO4YC0UDSov54uQ

Thank you to Saul Issroff for bringing this very interesting conference
applications opportunity to our attention.

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


Re: My GRUNBERG/GREENBERG family from Moinesti, Romania #general

Jules Levin
 

On 9/22/2013 9:51 AM, Andrea Bernard wrote:
I am researching my ancestors who left Moinesti, Romania, in 1904. My
gggm's name was Essi (married) and she came to the US on 4/6/1904 (without
her husband, whom she left in Romania) and their five children, Strul (19),
Taube (14), Mintzer (12), apparently a girl although an "er" ending was
atypical for a girl so either it was a boy or the name was recorded incorrectly,
"Benianim" (10) and Hana (8).
Where was the -er name recorded? In England, New England, New York
(Ellis Island), -er was just the way a final -schwa, pronounced 'uh', as
in any girl's name--Elsa, Rosa, etc., might be spelled. Cf. Kennedy's
"Cuber". The hesitation word 'er' that is used in English and earlier
American literature, really just is the hesitation word 'uh', and that's
how it was meant to be pronounced.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: My GRUNBERG/GREENBERG family from Moinesti, Romania #general

Jules Levin
 

On 9/22/2013 9:51 AM, Andrea Bernard wrote:
I am researching my ancestors who left Moinesti, Romania, in 1904. My
gggm's name was Essi (married) and she came to the US on 4/6/1904 (without
her husband, whom she left in Romania) and their five children, Strul (19),
Taube (14), Mintzer (12), apparently a girl although an "er" ending was
atypical for a girl so either it was a boy or the name was recorded incorrectly,
"Benianim" (10) and Hana (8).
Where was the -er name recorded? In England, New England, New York
(Ellis Island), -er was just the way a final -schwa, pronounced 'uh', as
in any girl's name--Elsa, Rosa, etc., might be spelled. Cf. Kennedy's
"Cuber". The hesitation word 'er' that is used in English and earlier
American literature, really just is the hesitation word 'uh', and that's
how it was meant to be pronounced.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles

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