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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

January 27, 2018 is the 73rd anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration
camp being liberated by Soviet troops. Many governments have legislated that
January 27 is an annual Holocaust Memorial Day to mark the date as an
international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on
November 1, 2005. The Resolution establishing January 27 as International
Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the
memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational
programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.

The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2018 is "Holocaust
Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility". The theme emphasizes
the universal dimension of the Holocaust and underscores that education
about this tragedy should encourage humankind to firmly reject all forms of
racism, violence and anti-Semitism.

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Program partnered with the
Houston Holocaust Museum and produced a set of 14 posters based on the
Museum's exhibit: The Butterfly Project: Remembering the Children of the
Holocaust. The focus of the exhibit is the impact the Holocaust had on
children. The Butterfly project is geared to teach history to young people
and to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the Shoah. The
posters will be available in all six United Nations official languages. To
read more and see the schedule of programs held at the United Nations see:
http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2018/calendar2018.html

Yad Vashem has a webpage devoted to International Holocaust Memorial Day
which can be accessed at:
http://www.yadvashem.org/27th/index.asp

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a ceremony on Friday
January 26 with the Honorable David O'Sullivan, European Union ambassador to
the United States, and a survivor >from the Warsaw Estelle Laughlin. Ghetto
Uprising. There will also be a musical performance by Holocaust survivor,
Jacqueline Mendels Birn. To read more see: https://www.ushmm.org/watch/ihrd-2018

The United Kingdom also has commemoration whose 2018 theme is: The Power of
Words. See: http://hmd.org.uk/

Check your country/local community for their Holocaust Remembrance Day
commemorations.

Some countries memorialize the Holocaust on other days, for example, Yom
Hashoah in Israel and in the United States is commemorated on the 27th day
of Nisan, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust
Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. In 2018 Yom Hashoah is observed on
April 12 (starting sunset the evening before).

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

January 27, 2018 is the 73rd anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration
camp being liberated by Soviet troops. Many governments have legislated that
January 27 is an annual Holocaust Memorial Day to mark the date as an
international day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on
November 1, 2005. The Resolution establishing January 27 as International
Holocaust Remembrance Day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the
memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational
programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.

The theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2018 is "Holocaust
Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility". The theme emphasizes
the universal dimension of the Holocaust and underscores that education
about this tragedy should encourage humankind to firmly reject all forms of
racism, violence and anti-Semitism.

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Program partnered with the
Houston Holocaust Museum and produced a set of 14 posters based on the
Museum's exhibit: The Butterfly Project: Remembering the Children of the
Holocaust. The focus of the exhibit is the impact the Holocaust had on
children. The Butterfly project is geared to teach history to young people
and to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the Shoah. The
posters will be available in all six United Nations official languages. To
read more and see the schedule of programs held at the United Nations see:
http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/2018/calendar2018.html

Yad Vashem has a webpage devoted to International Holocaust Memorial Day
which can be accessed at:
http://www.yadvashem.org/27th/index.asp

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a ceremony on Friday
January 26 with the Honorable David O'Sullivan, European Union ambassador to
the United States, and a survivor >from the Warsaw Estelle Laughlin. Ghetto
Uprising. There will also be a musical performance by Holocaust survivor,
Jacqueline Mendels Birn. To read more see: https://www.ushmm.org/watch/ihrd-2018

The United Kingdom also has commemoration whose 2018 theme is: The Power of
Words. See: http://hmd.org.uk/

Check your country/local community for their Holocaust Remembrance Day
commemorations.

Some countries memorialize the Holocaust on other days, for example, Yom
Hashoah in Israel and in the United States is commemorated on the 27th day
of Nisan, the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust
Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. In 2018 Yom Hashoah is observed on
April 12 (starting sunset the evening before).

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Bellinger Family #general

Christy Eason <ceason6@...>
 

I am looking for any information on the Bellinger Family in New York in
1700-1800's. Jacob Fredrick Bellinger Sr. birth around 1789, who was his wife?
Jacob's father is John F. Bellinger (wife possibly Elizabeth Youran)
Is he related to Johanness Bellinger wife Anna Fuchs (supposedly Jacob's
grandfather and grandmother)? I believe Johanness parents were Johann Frederich
Bellinger with Anna Maria Margarethia Kuhn Both >from Germany? I found their names
in Jewish Gen family finder, but do not know if this is correct or how they got
there. I have traced this name to Jacob Bellinger Jr, (do not know hi wife's
name) to his son George Bellinger, to my grandmother Margarette Bellinger.

Any information on them would help. I don't want to go down a wrong
trail and assume they are family and not be.
Thank you any and all your help,
Christy Eason


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bellinger Family #general

Christy Eason <ceason6@...>
 

I am looking for any information on the Bellinger Family in New York in
1700-1800's. Jacob Fredrick Bellinger Sr. birth around 1789, who was his wife?
Jacob's father is John F. Bellinger (wife possibly Elizabeth Youran)
Is he related to Johanness Bellinger wife Anna Fuchs (supposedly Jacob's
grandfather and grandmother)? I believe Johanness parents were Johann Frederich
Bellinger with Anna Maria Margarethia Kuhn Both >from Germany? I found their names
in Jewish Gen family finder, but do not know if this is correct or how they got
there. I have traced this name to Jacob Bellinger Jr, (do not know hi wife's
name) to his son George Bellinger, to my grandmother Margarette Bellinger.

Any information on them would help. I don't want to go down a wrong
trail and assume they are family and not be.
Thank you any and all your help,
Christy Eason


Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #yizkorbooks

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #yizkorbooks

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #scandinavia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #sephardic

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #sephardic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #scandinavia

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #sephardic

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #sephardic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Re: Question about SHAPIRO ancestries #rabbinic

Dan Rottenberg <dan@...>
 

David,

The short answer is: All those spellings derive >from the same root,
which is Spira -- meaning >from the town of Speyer. And they're
probably (but not definitely) all connected to that famous rabbinic
dynasty.

Good luck!

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA

On Jan 7, 2018, at 8:51 AM, David E Goldman lugman@verizon.net
...I am aware that there was a famous rabbinical family in
Poland that included rabbis with that name. Now the issue is whether
this means my family's descent >from that rabbinical family since
spellings of the last name varied among SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, SPIRO and
SPIRA...


Registration is OPEN for the 2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference #rabbinic

IAJGS 2018 Listserv Communications <iajgs2018@...>
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce that the 2018 Warsaw Conference to
be held Sunday, August 5, 2018 through noon on Friday, August 10, 2018
at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre is now open for
full-paying conference attendees to register at an early bird price.
The conference website is for more information and a link to the
registration form. Please read the Registration Overview and Terms of
Conditions before registering. The early-bird price will be in effect
until April 28, 2018 for full-paying attendees and their significant
others.

The official conference language will be English. The program will
include over 150 presentations on a variety of subjects including
available archival material, research methodology, and the history of
Jewish communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Presentations will be aimed at everyone, >from "first-time" conference
attendees to veterans of IAJGS conferences, and >from beginner to
expert level genealogists.

The conference will begin officially on Sunday with an opening
reception and program at 5 pm, but prior to that there will be morning
lectures on local archival resources and how to use the conference
mobile device app, walking tours of Warsaw, and an afternoon
"ShareFair" including experts >from all over Central & Eastern Europe.
More to come about programming at a later date, but we realize that
the starting times might be of use to planning your arrival into
Warsaw.

All official conference events (lectures, panels, receptions and
workshops) will be held at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel which is located at
63 Grzybowska Street for the convenience of our attendees. We have
reserved all regular hotel rooms at the Hilton and they are blocked
for only IAJGS conference use at the present time. We will soon open
hotel registration through a link to a special webpage provided by
Hilton. We will only guarantee rooms in the conference hotel with
proof of conference registration to be sure that the hotel will be
filled by conference attendees. The special conference price will
include: free wifi, access to the Holmes Place exercise club, and an
amazing breakfast buffet - all at a very reasonable price. So stay
tuned, and if you are ready to sign up for the conference and pay for
registration, please do... and tell all your friends to join us too!

Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dan Oren
Woodbridge, Connecticut USA
2018 IAJGS Warsaw Conference Listserv Communications Liaison


Yizkor Book Project, December 2017 #rabbinic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It would seem that in the last month of 2017, the Yizkor Book Project
continued on it's very positive trend and we are definitely looking
forward to continuing, ever onwards, in 2018. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank the many, many and many volunteers who
tirelessly support the YB project in numerous ways, to the professional
translations who help reveal the hidden treasures in the Yizkor books
and, finally, to the generous donors, without whom, we couldn't go
forward with our projects.

So what did we do in December? To begin with, last month saw us seeing
the final translated pages of an additional three books go online. They
were:

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) The book was entirely and
voluntarily translated by Sheli Fain, to whom we owe a great deal of
thanks. Yefim Kogan was there together with Sheli to help out with the
logistics and scanning and we do appreciate his drive and assistance in
seeing this project to completion.
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik) This
translation project was energetically coordinated by Anita Gabbay who
managed to arrange its translation in a relatively short period of time
and our indebted thanks do go out to her.
- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj) The completion of this book, begun many
years ago by Mike Kalt, could not have come about without the great
number of translations by Susan Rosin, supported by translations by
other volunteers, including Yocheved Klausner and Daniella Heller. To
all of these good people, we send out a humble thanks.

Last month, we added in the necrology for Dubrovitsa, Ukraine which
includes a disturbing 2,626 victims >from this community. The necrologies,
apart >from immortalizing the names of the martyrs, also provide us with
significant information about the people, such as details of their
parents, spouses and children. I believe that over the years, we have
placed online the bulk of the necrologies >from the Yizkor books, but our
intention is to continue with this endeavor, till we have completed them
all.

Other important genealogical information we have added in recently, comes
in the form of lists of survivors often noted in the Yizkor books.
Examples of these lists, were the additions last month of a list of 277
survivors >from Krasnik and lists of survivors >from Wolbrom who lived in
Israel at the time of the Yizkor book's publishing. Once again, we will
continue to extract these lists as an important genealogical resource
supplied by the Yizkor books.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in December.

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Novo-Vitebsk, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew248.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00358.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gniewoszow/Gniewoszow.html

- Hrodno, Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kock/Kock.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the
ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of
Stolin and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of
Voronovo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- We want to live
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wolbrom, Poland (Our Town Wolbrom)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolbrom/wolbrom.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

A Happy, Healthy and Successful 2018,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Question about SHAPIRO ancestries #rabbinic

Dan Rottenberg <dan@...>
 

David,

The short answer is: All those spellings derive >from the same root,
which is Spira -- meaning >from the town of Speyer. And they're
probably (but not definitely) all connected to that famous rabbinic
dynasty.

Good luck!

Dan Rottenberg
Philadelphia PA

On Jan 7, 2018, at 8:51 AM, David E Goldman lugman@verizon.net
...I am aware that there was a famous rabbinical family in
Poland that included rabbis with that name. Now the issue is whether
this means my family's descent >from that rabbinical family since
spellings of the last name varied among SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, SPIRO and
SPIRA...

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