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JewishGen Education February Classes #bessarabia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Bev Rayburn
 

On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census his
mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were living in
Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the Yiddish spelling
for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis maybe phonetic but I
can't find anything that looks right. When I searched on Jewishgen's
locator it came back with no results.

Does anyone have any idea of the possible Lithuanian name or even the
correct Yiddish spelling of this shtetle.

Bev Rayburn


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JewishGen Education February Classes #bessarabia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help locating a village in Lithuania #general

Bev Rayburn
 

On a copy of a form a relative completed for the 1940 Canadian census his
mother's birthplace is entered as Srubiskis. His parents were living in
Jucinte and his father was born in Svedesai. He used the Yiddish spelling
for all three shtetles. I suspect that Srubiskis maybe phonetic but I
can't find anything that looks right. When I searched on Jewishgen's
locator it came back with no results.

Does anyone have any idea of the possible Lithuanian name or even the
correct Yiddish spelling of this shtetle.

Bev Rayburn


JewishGen Education February Classes #general

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Boston 2013 Conference Registration Now Open! #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

Dear fellow Sub-Carpathia researchers,

The committee for the 33rd IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference---being held
in Boston, Massachusetts, 4-9 August. 2013---has announced that on-line
registration has opened at their web site. The conference is sponsored by the
IAJGS and the JGS of Greater Boston.

To receive an early bird discount, you must register on-line no later than
midnight, EDT, April 30, 2013.

The web site has hotel information as well as information about the
conference and Boston.

The Sub-Carpathia SIG will have a table at the SIG Fair, so plan to meet
us.

A Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting is planned, which time and place will be
published in the near future by the event committee.

We look forward to seeing you.

Check out the conference web site: < http://www.iajgs2013.org/ >

Any questions, contact me privately.

Respectfully,
Marshall Katz
Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Education February Classes #general

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Boston 2013 Conference Registration Now Open! #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

Dear fellow Sub-Carpathia researchers,

The committee for the 33rd IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference---being held
in Boston, Massachusetts, 4-9 August. 2013---has announced that on-line
registration has opened at their web site. The conference is sponsored by the
IAJGS and the JGS of Greater Boston.

To receive an early bird discount, you must register on-line no later than
midnight, EDT, April 30, 2013.

The web site has hotel information as well as information about the
conference and Boston.

The Sub-Carpathia SIG will have a table at the SIG Fair, so plan to meet
us.

A Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting is planned, which time and place will be
published in the near future by the event committee.

We look forward to seeing you.

Check out the conference web site: < http://www.iajgs2013.org/ >

Any questions, contact me privately.

Respectfully,
Marshall Katz
Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


Re: a book on Jewish nobility #austria-czech

library@...
 

Dear Genners,

Paul King and others asked if I know more details about the book. So here you are.

Publisher: Lidove Noviny, Prague
Year: 2012
ISBN 978-80-7422-180-4

For those who are interested I extracted the list of families in the book and put it at:
www.toledot.org/JewishNobility.pdf

Julius Muller
Toledot, Prague


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech re: a book on Jewish nobility #austria-czech

library@...
 

Dear Genners,

Paul King and others asked if I know more details about the book. So here you are.

Publisher: Lidove Noviny, Prague
Year: 2012
ISBN 978-80-7422-180-4

For those who are interested I extracted the list of families in the book and put it at:
www.toledot.org/JewishNobility.pdf

Julius Muller
Toledot, Prague


British Immigration Records #general

Yehuda Berman <ybberman@...>
 

My mother, her two sisters, her brother's motherless daughter, and her
future sister-in-law (a "mail-order bride" and my mother's best friend)
arrived in Halifax, Canada in 1925 and 1926 on three separate ships sailing
from Liverpool. They then traveled to Windsor, Canada and >from there
eventually to Detroit where my mother's brother lived. Their point of
origin was Odessa, in what was then Russia.

Is there any way of discovering where, when and how they arrived in England?
There is no one around to ask how they got there.

Thank you,

Yehuda Berman
Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen British Immigration Records #general

Yehuda Berman <ybberman@...>
 

My mother, her two sisters, her brother's motherless daughter, and her
future sister-in-law (a "mail-order bride" and my mother's best friend)
arrived in Halifax, Canada in 1925 and 1926 on three separate ships sailing
from Liverpool. They then traveled to Windsor, Canada and >from there
eventually to Detroit where my mother's brother lived. Their point of
origin was Odessa, in what was then Russia.

Is there any way of discovering where, when and how they arrived in England?
There is no one around to ask how they got there.

Thank you,

Yehuda Berman
Efrat, Israel


SUNY Oswego year books #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

ResearchBuzz this morning reported that:

SUNY Oswego has put its yearbook collection online. The collection covers
1922-2005.

http://oswego.edu/magazine/2013/01/15/ontarian-archive-available-online/

I am sure one of you will find this information helpful!

Martha Lev-Zion
IGRA, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Research Buzz is a blog that covers items of about
technology and online data for those with interest in genealogy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SUNY Oswego year books #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

ResearchBuzz this morning reported that:

SUNY Oswego has put its yearbook collection online. The collection covers
1922-2005.

http://oswego.edu/magazine/2013/01/15/ontarian-archive-available-online/

I am sure one of you will find this information helpful!

Martha Lev-Zion
IGRA, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Research Buzz is a blog that covers items of about
technology and online data for those with interest in genealogy.


A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman


Belarus SIG #Belarus A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman


Vaikhanni and Mongoliya in Vitebsk oblast - Belarus #belarus

Dror
 

Shalom,
I recently returned >from my two weeks visit to Russia where I spent the
occasion of the New Year with the family Vaikhansky (Voichansky, Woichansky)
from Russia whom I have found a little more than one year ago after many
years of searching. They live in a small village by the Volga river near
the city of Samara. Every day I sat by the burning fire (when outdoors was
very cold and a lot of snow) and interviewed my 80 years old second cousin
Larissa (and also shot in video and recorded her). She told me amazing
things about our family and our family name. Larissa was always interested
in the family history and received a lot of information especially >from her
grandmother Biella Abramovna.
One of the things that she told me about my family history which I had only
a vague idea before, is about the Mongolian origin of the family and she
said: The family ancestry and our last name Vaikhansky are >from a
Mongolian origin (Vai-Khan means a Leader in the Mongolian Language).
Probably one Jew who was exiled to Siberia in the -18 century had married
a Mongolian woman, converted her to the Jewish Relligion and then they had
children. When the children grew up they became very brave warriors.
So during the early 19th century (around 1800) The Czar Alexander the first
moved this Mongolian family >from Mongolia to Vitebsk area in Belarus to
participate of guarding the borders of the empire >from the invasion of
enemies (Germans, Swedes, etc ...). They established a Mongolian Jewish
village called Vaikhanni (here she interpreted to me the name - Vaikhan - a
great leader >from the Mongols) and virtually all residents were of this one
Mongolian Jewish family. The area was inhabited almost entirely by Jews.
Local Jewish women fell in love with the burly Mongolian men who considered
themselves Jews and hence mixed with the local Jewish women.
I have found in the Internet some information about Vaikhanni and Mongoliya
near Vitebsk. I would like to find out if someone knows if Mongolians
people founded Mongoliya and Vaihanni near by Vitebsk Belarus in the -19th
century? Did Jewish people live also in the town Mongoliya by Vitebsk before
the war? (since I know that Jews have lived in Vaikhanni before the war).
Thank you very much,
Dror Vaikhansky

dvi@...

Here are the links to Vaikhanni and Mongoliya in Belarus:

http://mapcarta.com/13595684
http://foto-planeta.com/np/172216/novye-vayhany.html


Belarus SIG #Belarus Vaikhanni and Mongoliya in Vitebsk oblast - Belarus #belarus

Dror
 

Shalom,
I recently returned >from my two weeks visit to Russia where I spent the
occasion of the New Year with the family Vaikhansky (Voichansky, Woichansky)
from Russia whom I have found a little more than one year ago after many
years of searching. They live in a small village by the Volga river near
the city of Samara. Every day I sat by the burning fire (when outdoors was
very cold and a lot of snow) and interviewed my 80 years old second cousin
Larissa (and also shot in video and recorded her). She told me amazing
things about our family and our family name. Larissa was always interested
in the family history and received a lot of information especially >from her
grandmother Biella Abramovna.
One of the things that she told me about my family history which I had only
a vague idea before, is about the Mongolian origin of the family and she
said: The family ancestry and our last name Vaikhansky are >from a
Mongolian origin (Vai-Khan means a Leader in the Mongolian Language).
Probably one Jew who was exiled to Siberia in the -18 century had married
a Mongolian woman, converted her to the Jewish Relligion and then they had
children. When the children grew up they became very brave warriors.
So during the early 19th century (around 1800) The Czar Alexander the first
moved this Mongolian family >from Mongolia to Vitebsk area in Belarus to
participate of guarding the borders of the empire >from the invasion of
enemies (Germans, Swedes, etc ...). They established a Mongolian Jewish
village called Vaikhanni (here she interpreted to me the name - Vaikhan - a
great leader >from the Mongols) and virtually all residents were of this one
Mongolian Jewish family. The area was inhabited almost entirely by Jews.
Local Jewish women fell in love with the burly Mongolian men who considered
themselves Jews and hence mixed with the local Jewish women.
I have found in the Internet some information about Vaikhanni and Mongoliya
near Vitebsk. I would like to find out if someone knows if Mongolians
people founded Mongoliya and Vaihanni near by Vitebsk Belarus in the -19th
century? Did Jewish people live also in the town Mongoliya by Vitebsk before
the war? (since I know that Jews have lived in Vaikhanni before the war).
Thank you very much,
Dror Vaikhansky

dvi@...

Here are the links to Vaikhanni and Mongoliya in Belarus:

http://mapcarta.com/13595684
http://foto-planeta.com/np/172216/novye-vayhany.html


Re: Revs. H. And William BERNSTEIN #rabbinic

Saul Issroff
 

The Country Communities Project of SA friends of Beth Hatefusoth is
looking for information on:
BERNSTEIN, Rev. H. and his son, BERNSTEIN, Rev William M (& wife,
Frances), Minister, Shochet & teacher.

Rev William came to SA >from the United Kingdom. Son of Rabbi H
Bernstein of London. Rev Bernstein was a grandson of the Grodno Magid
and was considered a leading authority and author on shechita. Served
the communities of Witbank 1946-1947; Parys 1947-1949; Upington 1949;
Delmas 1950-1952; Aliwal North 1952-1957; Rustenburg 1960-1962;
Bethlehem 1962-1965; Vryheid 1965-1970; Bethal 1970-1976. Also served
in Randfontein, Standerton and Volksrust. These may have been
temporary or part-time posts. Left for Brisbane, Australia in 1977.

His father, Rev. H. Bernstein, came >from London and was Rabbi in
Bulawayo , then known as Southern Rhodesia.

Dates of arrival in South Africa, where they took smichas etc are
needed. Any references in Otzar HaRabbonim or similar works would be
useful.

Saul Issroff


Rav Refael Shapira of Haifa #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact & obtain more information on this family:----

G16.3. R. Refael Shapira, born in 1920 in Lapitz, Russia, married to
Zahava Robman. They lived in Haifa where he is head of tbe college for
post graduates, Tiferet HaCarmel.

G17.1. Aryey Shapira.
G17.2. Simha Shapira.
G17.3. Hadassah.
G17.4. Shoshana.
G17.5. Haim Jacob Shapira.

Thanks
Neil Rosenstein