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Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine - also as a webinar #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

December 23, 2013 -- Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA]
meeting in Petah Tikva. At 20:00 Tomasz Jankowski will lecture on
"Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine". For information on the
location of the lecture, please contact: gildak@smile.net.il. This
lecture will also be broadcast as a webinar. To reserve your place at
this webinar, please follow this link:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/489254510

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine - also as a webinar #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

December 23, 2013 -- Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA]
meeting in Petah Tikva. At 20:00 Tomasz Jankowski will lecture on
"Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine". For information on the
location of the lecture, please contact: gildak@smile.net.il. This
lecture will also be broadcast as a webinar. To reserve your place at
this webinar, please follow this link:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/489254510

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


Records Access Lead Article in Fall 2013 Avotaynu #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS was privileged to be asked to write an article on records access as
the lead article for the 2013 Fall Issue of Avotaynu. The article was a
collaborative work of the members of the IAJGS Public Records Access
Monitoring Committee.

You may access the article at http://www.iajgs.org/pramc/legislation.html .
It is posted in two parts.

The article focuses on three areas: the European Union Proposed Data Privacy
Regulation, the [US] 2011 Model State Vital Records Regulation and the
access to Death Master File/ Social Security Death Index which Congress has
been debating for several years. The article was published before this
week's surprise inclusion in the Bi Partisan Budget Bill with the limited
access to the Death Master File/Social Security Death Index. The issues
discussed about the DMF/SSDI are still relevant regarding permitting
specific types of genealogists to have immediate access and that discussion
will continue in 2014.

Thank you to Sally Ann Sack-Pikus and Gary Mokotoff for recognizing the
importance of records access to invite the article and to give it prominence
as the lead Avotaynu article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records Access Lead Article in Fall 2013 Avotaynu #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS was privileged to be asked to write an article on records access as
the lead article for the 2013 Fall Issue of Avotaynu. The article was a
collaborative work of the members of the IAJGS Public Records Access
Monitoring Committee.

You may access the article at http://www.iajgs.org/pramc/legislation.html .
It is posted in two parts.

The article focuses on three areas: the European Union Proposed Data Privacy
Regulation, the [US] 2011 Model State Vital Records Regulation and the
access to Death Master File/ Social Security Death Index which Congress has
been debating for several years. The article was published before this
week's surprise inclusion in the Bi Partisan Budget Bill with the limited
access to the Death Master File/Social Security Death Index. The issues
discussed about the DMF/SSDI are still relevant regarding permitting
specific types of genealogists to have immediate access and that discussion
will continue in 2014.

Thank you to Sally Ann Sack-Pikus and Gary Mokotoff for recognizing the
importance of records access to invite the article and to give it prominence
as the lead Avotaynu article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


[Chicago area] Cemetery not allowing access [to burial records] #germany

Ellen Lukas Kahn
 

With regard to Nolan Altman's recent announcement about JOWBR and its success
in adding 114,000 records in 2013:

I have been trying to obtain the names of the Jewish people at one particular
cemetery in which my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. are buried.

My question is: How does one approach a cemetery whose records are not
on a computer? And, in addition, the office will only provide me with
information about names I give them. They are very protective of all
other information (which I can understand).

from what I have gathered, the names have been written by hand in books
which is kept in the order of the date they were buried, and the job of
producing a list of names would take an enormous amount of time.
However, I was also told that all Jewish people are in a certain section
which is quite large (but only goes back to 1944 since most were German
refugees or their descendants).

The location is in a suburb just west of Chicago.

Please advise me as to how best to pursue this.
I plan to follow up with a call to the cemetery's administrator next week.

Ellen Lukas Kahn, Homewood, IL ellnkahn@att.net


German SIG #Germany [Chicago area] Cemetery not allowing access [to burial records] #germany

Ellen Lukas Kahn
 

With regard to Nolan Altman's recent announcement about JOWBR and its success
in adding 114,000 records in 2013:

I have been trying to obtain the names of the Jewish people at one particular
cemetery in which my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. are buried.

My question is: How does one approach a cemetery whose records are not
on a computer? And, in addition, the office will only provide me with
information about names I give them. They are very protective of all
other information (which I can understand).

from what I have gathered, the names have been written by hand in books
which is kept in the order of the date they were buried, and the job of
producing a list of names would take an enormous amount of time.
However, I was also told that all Jewish people are in a certain section
which is quite large (but only goes back to 1944 since most were German
refugees or their descendants).

The location is in a suburb just west of Chicago.

Please advise me as to how best to pursue this.
I plan to follow up with a call to the cemetery's administrator next week.

Ellen Lukas Kahn, Homewood, IL ellnkahn@att.net


Sharing with you a special gift - A Portrait of Julius Spier, my father #germany

Nyjrs56@...
 

Dear GerSigers,

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year to all.

I've had many wonderful highlights over the years while researching my
father, Julius SPIER's b; June 17, 1922, family of Rauischholzhausen. I found
family that I never knew I had in many parts of the world. I have found
documents of my family that people either shared with me or that I found via
the internet.

Yesterday, however, I had what I consider one of the best gifts I could
have ever asked for. The gift is a portrait sketched in pencil of my father.
My father was one of the Dunera boys bound for Australia in 1940. Amongst
the men was a gentleman named Theodor Engel. Mr. Engel was an engineer and
an artist. While at the Hay Internment Camp he requested art supplies. He
sketched 27 portraits, one of them Julius SPIER, my father. Today his portrait
and the others hang in the National Library of Australia as part of the
exhibition of the DUNERA. Mr. Engel's estate was donated to the library
You can view the sketch at this link:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn6255359
as well as all the other portraits. Perhaps you will recognize someone.

I am including two photos of my father, one is the sketch and another
photo was taken shortly before he left on the SS Dunera in Scotland. Mr. Engel
captured my father perfectly.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30430

I want to thank Ms. Carol Bunyan of the NLA for sending me this most
precious gift. Best wishes to all -

Jennifer Spier Stern nyjrs56@aol.com Brooklyn, NY, USA Nyjrs56@aol.com

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen and
GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


German SIG #Germany Sharing with you a special gift - A Portrait of Julius Spier, my father #germany

Nyjrs56@...
 

Dear GerSigers,

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year to all.

I've had many wonderful highlights over the years while researching my
father, Julius SPIER's b; June 17, 1922, family of Rauischholzhausen. I found
family that I never knew I had in many parts of the world. I have found
documents of my family that people either shared with me or that I found via
the internet.

Yesterday, however, I had what I consider one of the best gifts I could
have ever asked for. The gift is a portrait sketched in pencil of my father.
My father was one of the Dunera boys bound for Australia in 1940. Amongst
the men was a gentleman named Theodor Engel. Mr. Engel was an engineer and
an artist. While at the Hay Internment Camp he requested art supplies. He
sketched 27 portraits, one of them Julius SPIER, my father. Today his portrait
and the others hang in the National Library of Australia as part of the
exhibition of the DUNERA. Mr. Engel's estate was donated to the library
You can view the sketch at this link:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn6255359
as well as all the other portraits. Perhaps you will recognize someone.

I am including two photos of my father, one is the sketch and another
photo was taken shortly before he left on the SS Dunera in Scotland. Mr. Engel
captured my father perfectly.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30430

I want to thank Ms. Carol Bunyan of the NLA for sending me this most
precious gift. Best wishes to all -

Jennifer Spier Stern nyjrs56@aol.com Brooklyn, NY, USA Nyjrs56@aol.com

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen and
GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


historical maps: "Jews in Germany 1906," "Away from Germany 1938" SITE CITE #germany

Renee Steinig
 

A message yesterday to the Gesher Galicia discussion group mentioned
an online exhibit of "Jewish History on the Map," at:

http://www.siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map

The section on the Diaspora:
http://www.siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map/en/diaspora
includes two maps of special interest to GerSIGgers:

"Jews in Germany 1906"

http://siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map/en/diaspora-6

Reproduced >from _Meyers Konversations Lexikon_, this map is color
coded to show the number of Jews relative to total population in
regions throughout Germany. According to the caption, Jews were well
represented in "the provinces of West Prussia, Posen and the right
bank of the Oder in Silesia, and a wide tract of land running from
Eastern Westphalia, through Hesse-Nassau, the Grand Duchy of Hesse,
the Palatinate and Baden to Alsace-Lorraine" and, outside these
regions, in Berlin, Hamburg, and other large cities.

"Away >from Germany 1938"

http://siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map/en/diaspora-9

This map appeared in the _Handbuch fuer die juedische Auswanderung_,
an atlas and travel guide published in 1938. Described as a
"topography of escape," the book showed what countries still accepted
refugees, what visas and exit taxes were required, how much money per
person was demanded for support, and what ports were still open for
Jews to leave Europe. The exhibit curators comment, "What is not
indicated is what was to be done if the borders were closed and legal
exit impossible. This Philo-Atlas still expresses the confidence that
an orderly departure would be possible."

The atlas's publisher, Philo Verlag, was founded in Berlin in 1919 as
the publishing arm of the Central-Verein deutscher Staatsbuerger
juedischen Glaubens. Philo Verlag was closed by the Gestapo on
November 10, 1938. (Source: Encyclopedia Judaica, quoted at
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0016_0_15720.html )

The atlas was reprinted in 1998 and can be purchased online.

Thank you to Pamela Weisberger for pointing out this very interesting map site.

Renee Renee Stern Steinig Dix Hills, New York, USA genmaven@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany historical maps: "Jews in Germany 1906," "Away from Germany 1938" SITE CITE #germany

Renee Steinig
 

A message yesterday to the Gesher Galicia discussion group mentioned
an online exhibit of "Jewish History on the Map," at:

http://www.siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map

The section on the Diaspora:
http://www.siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map/en/diaspora
includes two maps of special interest to GerSIGgers:

"Jews in Germany 1906"

http://siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map/en/diaspora-6

Reproduced >from _Meyers Konversations Lexikon_, this map is color
coded to show the number of Jews relative to total population in
regions throughout Germany. According to the caption, Jews were well
represented in "the provinces of West Prussia, Posen and the right
bank of the Oder in Silesia, and a wide tract of land running from
Eastern Westphalia, through Hesse-Nassau, the Grand Duchy of Hesse,
the Palatinate and Baden to Alsace-Lorraine" and, outside these
regions, in Berlin, Hamburg, and other large cities.

"Away >from Germany 1938"

http://siger.org/jewish-history-on-the-map/en/diaspora-9

This map appeared in the _Handbuch fuer die juedische Auswanderung_,
an atlas and travel guide published in 1938. Described as a
"topography of escape," the book showed what countries still accepted
refugees, what visas and exit taxes were required, how much money per
person was demanded for support, and what ports were still open for
Jews to leave Europe. The exhibit curators comment, "What is not
indicated is what was to be done if the borders were closed and legal
exit impossible. This Philo-Atlas still expresses the confidence that
an orderly departure would be possible."

The atlas's publisher, Philo Verlag, was founded in Berlin in 1919 as
the publishing arm of the Central-Verein deutscher Staatsbuerger
juedischen Glaubens. Philo Verlag was closed by the Gestapo on
November 10, 1938. (Source: Encyclopedia Judaica, quoted at
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0016_0_15720.html )

The atlas was reprinted in 1998 and can be purchased online.

Thank you to Pamela Weisberger for pointing out this very interesting map site.

Renee Renee Stern Steinig Dix Hills, New York, USA genmaven@gmail.com


Re: Searching for an M. ROTH #general

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I finally was able to connect my great-great grandfather to the people
I believed to be his parents in NYC, who I had long had circumstantial
evidence pointing towards this. On my great-great-great grandmother
Sima NADLER and her daughter Leah Lizzie/Louise NADLER's emigration
from Iasi to NYC in 1898, they listed an M. Roth "Son-in-law" as their
contact in NYC and he was living at 1852 2nd Str. I am at a total loss
as to how to proceed and find him.

If anyone has any ideas or who might be connected to this family,
please contact me.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
Akko, Israel

Searching for NADLER, BRAUNSTEIN (Iasi)


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Searching for an M. ROTH #romania

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I finally was able to connect my great-great grandfather to the people
I believed to be his parents in NYC, who I had long had circumstantial
evidence pointing towards this. On my great-great-great grandmother
Sima NADLER and her daughter Leah Lizzie/Louise NADLER's emigration
from Iasi to NYC in 1898, they listed an M. Roth "Son-in-law" as their
contact in NYC and he was living at 1852 2nd Str. I am at a total loss
as to how to proceed and find him.

If anyone has any ideas or who might be connected to this family,
please contact me.

Best Regards,

Michael Waas
Akko, Israel

Searching for NADLER, BRAUNSTEIN (Iasi)


Aktuell Article BERLIN 1920s and 1930s photographs #germany

Eleanor Thom <eleanor_thom@...>
 

Dear Gersig Members,

I would be most grateful if you could help me spread the word about
relevant contacts the following link. This leads to an article
published in Berlin Council's Aktuell Magazine.

The link includes photographs of my grandmother, Dora TANNENBAUM,
in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. She is pictured alongside many
other girls. The groups are likely to be a mixture of school photos,
photos >from a domestic science course, and photos >from a childrens'
home.

I can forward much larger copies to anyone who may recognise either
my grandmother or another girl. A few other photographs are not
published online, but please contact me if you think they may be
relevant to your research and I will share them.

The link to Aktuell and the photos is here:
http://www.berlin.de/aktuell/13_02/suchanzeigen/aktuell_391782.html

Additionally, on behalf of a surviving relative I would like to hear
from anyone who has information on the following family:
Lucy/Lucie BEHRENDSOHN, born in Berlin in 1920. She was married to
Max ROWELSKI and they had two children, Efim and Gittel, born in
Berlin in 1939 and 1942.

With thanks, Eleanor Thom, Ayr, Scotland eleanor_thom@yahoo.co.uk


German SIG #Germany Aktuell Article BERLIN 1920s and 1930s photographs #germany

Eleanor Thom <eleanor_thom@...>
 

Dear Gersig Members,

I would be most grateful if you could help me spread the word about
relevant contacts the following link. This leads to an article
published in Berlin Council's Aktuell Magazine.

The link includes photographs of my grandmother, Dora TANNENBAUM,
in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. She is pictured alongside many
other girls. The groups are likely to be a mixture of school photos,
photos >from a domestic science course, and photos >from a childrens'
home.

I can forward much larger copies to anyone who may recognise either
my grandmother or another girl. A few other photographs are not
published online, but please contact me if you think they may be
relevant to your research and I will share them.

The link to Aktuell and the photos is here:
http://www.berlin.de/aktuell/13_02/suchanzeigen/aktuell_391782.html

Additionally, on behalf of a surviving relative I would like to hear
from anyone who has information on the following family:
Lucy/Lucie BEHRENDSOHN, born in Berlin in 1920. She was married to
Max ROWELSKI and they had two children, Efim and Gittel, born in
Berlin in 1939 and 1942.

With thanks, Eleanor Thom, Ayr, Scotland eleanor_thom@yahoo.co.uk


Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine - also as a webinar #ukraine

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

December 23, 2013 Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA]
meeting in Petah Tikva. At 20:00 Tomasz Jankowski will lecture on
"Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine". For information on the
location of the lecture, please contact: gildak@smile.net.il. This
lecture will also be broadcast as a webinar. To reserve your place at
this webinar, please follow this link:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/489254510


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine - also as a webinar #ukraine

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

December 23, 2013 Israel Genealogy Research Association [IGRA]
meeting in Petah Tikva. At 20:00 Tomasz Jankowski will lecture on
"Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukraine". For information on the
location of the lecture, please contact: gildak@smile.net.il. This
lecture will also be broadcast as a webinar. To reserve your place at
this webinar, please follow this link:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/489254510


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
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translate Yiddish words #galicia

Suri Greenberg <surieg@...>
 

zshendtza - zayin-shin-alef-nun-daled-tzadi-ayin

gorelnik - gimel-vav-resh-alef-lamed-nun-yud-kuf

lasnitsha - lamed-ayin-samech-nun-yud-tet-shin-ayin

These were jobs or positions held by Jews on the estate of the local
gentile landowner. They come >from the Jezierna, Galicia Yizkor Book
that we are translating >from Yiddish into English and Hebrew. They
may be words >from local languages that were 'Yiddishized' and
commonly used by Jewish residents. Possible language-sources are
from areas of Austria, Poland, Ukraine.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Suri Greenberg <surieg@gmail.com>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia translate Yiddish words #galicia

Suri Greenberg <surieg@...>
 

zshendtza - zayin-shin-alef-nun-daled-tzadi-ayin

gorelnik - gimel-vav-resh-alef-lamed-nun-yud-kuf

lasnitsha - lamed-ayin-samech-nun-yud-tet-shin-ayin

These were jobs or positions held by Jews on the estate of the local
gentile landowner. They come >from the Jezierna, Galicia Yizkor Book
that we are translating >from Yiddish into English and Hebrew. They
may be words >from local languages that were 'Yiddishized' and
commonly used by Jewish residents. Possible language-sources are
from areas of Austria, Poland, Ukraine.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Suri Greenberg <surieg@gmail.com>


I cannot find a burials of family members #galicia

Katie Sobol <katies2727@...>
 

Dear fellow Galicians,

I have searched many sites and cannot find burials for certain Jewish
family members in Brody, Ukraine. Are there any suggestions for
where I might find them? Is there a list of those buried in the Jewish
cemetery in Brody? I will appreciate any help that I can get at this point.

Sincerely,
Katie Sobol
researcher# 9386
Searching the surnames: BRONSTEIN, ZOLLER, MESSINGER


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia I cannot find a burials of family members #galicia

Katie Sobol <katies2727@...>
 

Dear fellow Galicians,

I have searched many sites and cannot find burials for certain Jewish
family members in Brody, Ukraine. Are there any suggestions for
where I might find them? Is there a list of those buried in the Jewish
cemetery in Brody? I will appreciate any help that I can get at this point.

Sincerely,
Katie Sobol
researcher# 9386
Searching the surnames: BRONSTEIN, ZOLLER, MESSINGER

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