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JewishGen 5 minute videos #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

About four years ago I created a series of 5 minute videos to introduce
folks to various aspects of JewishGen and Genealogy research. I just
reviewed them and with a few exceptions, they are valid today.

Go to www.jewishgen.org/education to view any of these

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
Communicate with Other Researchers via:
JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder -- for Surnames/Towns
FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People -- for over 5 million people
JewishGen Discussion Groups
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites & Organizations
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
We also have links to the JGSLI videos
8 Ways To Find Your Ancestral Town
Passenger Manifests
Guide to Post 1906 Naturalization...

Just trying to help!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen 5 minute videos #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

About four years ago I created a series of 5 minute videos to introduce
folks to various aspects of JewishGen and Genealogy research. I just
reviewed them and with a few exceptions, they are valid today.

Go to www.jewishgen.org/education to view any of these

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town (for USA researchers)
Communicate with Other Researchers via:
JGFF: The JewishGen Family Finder -- for Surnames/Towns
FTJP: Family Tree of the Jewish People -- for over 5 million people
JewishGen Discussion Groups
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites & Organizations
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
We also have links to the JGSLI videos
8 Ways To Find Your Ancestral Town
Passenger Manifests
Guide to Post 1906 Naturalization...

Just trying to help!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: STEINBACH -Birth squence a mystrey #germany

Stan Dub <stan.dub@...>
 

Emily:

I've done some research on one of my wife's notable ancestors, Mayer
SULZBERGER, who was born in Germany in Heidelsheim (Baden) in 1843 and
came to America when his parents and 5 siblings left Germany in 1849.
Here's a quote >from a biographical sketch of Mayer, describing the
time of his family's exit >from Germany:

"The family emigrated to the United States in 1849 following the
upheaval of the Revolution of 1848 which swept Europe at that time.
Alexander Marx, the librarian of the Jewish Theological Seminary and a
friend of Sulzberger, records in a biographical essay that "Mayer
Sulzberger retained a vivid recollection of events preceding
(emigration), when the cry, 'Die Juden mussen aus dem wald,' and the
Hep! Hep! of the mob made life uncertain and when Prussian soldiers
who came to suppress the uprising were stationed in his father's house
and befriended the children."

I don't have further details, but 1848 was apparently a time of great
turmoil for Jews in Germany, and that would explain a great deal of
"mobility" among German Jews at that time.

Regards, Stanley Dub Cleveland, Ohio stan.dub@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: A Google search for Revolution of 1848 will produce
a long Wikipedia article and many other sources of information on the
political upheval that resulted in the emmigration of many German Jews.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1848_in_the_German_states

Emily Rosenberg dogpeople@comcast.net wrote:

My gg-grandmother always reported she was born Kate STEINBACH in Stuttgart
Germany in 1842. We have never found her or even the family name in the
city's documents. Hans G. Hirsch, who kindly did some research for me ten
years ago, told me "the authoritative book on Stuttgart Jews, Weg und
Schicksal der Stuttgarter Juden by Maria Zeizer (1964) does not contain any
mention of the name STEINBACH. The book contains a listing of the few Jews
who resided in Stuttgart in 1849." The title rendered in English by Google
translate is "the Path and Destiny of the Stuttgart Jews"........<snip>


German SIG #Germany Re: STEINBACH -Birth squence a mystrey #germany

Stan Dub <stan.dub@...>
 

Emily:

I've done some research on one of my wife's notable ancestors, Mayer
SULZBERGER, who was born in Germany in Heidelsheim (Baden) in 1843 and
came to America when his parents and 5 siblings left Germany in 1849.
Here's a quote >from a biographical sketch of Mayer, describing the
time of his family's exit >from Germany:

"The family emigrated to the United States in 1849 following the
upheaval of the Revolution of 1848 which swept Europe at that time.
Alexander Marx, the librarian of the Jewish Theological Seminary and a
friend of Sulzberger, records in a biographical essay that "Mayer
Sulzberger retained a vivid recollection of events preceding
(emigration), when the cry, 'Die Juden mussen aus dem wald,' and the
Hep! Hep! of the mob made life uncertain and when Prussian soldiers
who came to suppress the uprising were stationed in his father's house
and befriended the children."

I don't have further details, but 1848 was apparently a time of great
turmoil for Jews in Germany, and that would explain a great deal of
"mobility" among German Jews at that time.

Regards, Stanley Dub Cleveland, Ohio stan.dub@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: A Google search for Revolution of 1848 will produce
a long Wikipedia article and many other sources of information on the
political upheval that resulted in the emmigration of many German Jews.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1848_in_the_German_states

Emily Rosenberg dogpeople@comcast.net wrote:

My gg-grandmother always reported she was born Kate STEINBACH in Stuttgart
Germany in 1842. We have never found her or even the family name in the
city's documents. Hans G. Hirsch, who kindly did some research for me ten
years ago, told me "the authoritative book on Stuttgart Jews, Weg und
Schicksal der Stuttgarter Juden by Maria Zeizer (1964) does not contain any
mention of the name STEINBACH. The book contains a listing of the few Jews
who resided in Stuttgart in 1849." The title rendered in English by Google
translate is "the Path and Destiny of the Stuttgart Jews"........<snip>


Jewish programming at SCGS Genealogy Jamboree, June 5-7 #general

Ted Gostin <tgostin@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference is coming up soon in Jerusalem, and most Jewish
genealogists will try to attend if they can. Unfortunately, many people
will not be able to make the trip. If you're not planning on going to
Jerusalem but still want a Jewish genealogy conference fix, take a look at
the programming for this summer's Genealogy Jamboree, June 5-7, in Burbank,
California. This is the big annual event of the Southern California
Genealogical Society (SCGS), and two of their focus areas this year are
Jewish genealogy and Eastern European research. Many of the speakers will
be familiar to Jewish genealogists. Jewish speakers and topics include (in
alphabetical order by speaker):

Ron Arons, well-known speaker and author, featured on the PBS special The
Jewish Americans.
1. Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves -- Friday 1-2 pm
2. Evaluating Evidence: Ask a Mini-Minnie Question! -- Friday 4-5 pm
3. What's in a Name? Trouble!!! -- Sunday 8:30-9:30 am

Hal Bookbinder, former president of both IAJGS and the JGSLA.
1. The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe -- Sunday 10-11 am

Ted Gostin, former president of JGSLA & professional genealogist.
1. Polish State Archives Databases -- Saturday 2-3 pm
2. Reading Russian-Jewish Vital Records for the Non-Russian Speaker --
Sunday 8:30-9:30 am
3. Finding Anatevka: Using Maps & Gazetteers in Jewish Genealogy -- Sunday
2:30-3:30 pm

Stephen Morse, creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has received
numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.
1. >from DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were
Afraid to Ask -- Saturday 8:30-9:30 am
2. Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman -- Saturday 11:30 am-12:30 pm
3. The Julian Calendar and Its Importance to Genealogists -- Sunday
2:30-3:30 pm

Joel Weintraub, member of the Orange County (CA) JGS, and creator of search
tools for the U.S. and New York City censuses on the Steve Moore 'One-Step'
website.
1. Introduction to Jewish Genealogy -- Sunday 8:30-9:30 am

Pamela Weisberger, vice-president of JGSLA and president of Gesher Galicia,
and professional genealogist.
1. Cartography for Genealogists - Mapping Time and Generation -- Sunday
10-11 am
2. Jewish Geography/Jewish Genealogy: Exploring Your Jewish Roots -- Sunday
1-2 pm

There are over a hundred other presentations by major speakers >from around
the country which might also be of interest to Jewish genealogists, and an
additional day devoted to DNA in genealogy (June 4) which requires a
separate registration.

The Jamboree also has a large exhibitor vendor area which is free to the
public (lectures require registration). Vendors included this year include
major websites and software companies (Ancestry.com & FamilyTreeMaker,
FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Roots Magic, Legacy Family Tree, etc.), genealogy
DNA testing companies, genealogical societies, and other vendors, including
Generations Press, which specializes in used books for Jewish genealogy.

The early registration period ends on April 30, so if you are interested,
check out their website at www.genealogyjamboree.com .

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish programming at SCGS Genealogy Jamboree, June 5-7 #general

Ted Gostin <tgostin@...>
 

The annual IAJGS conference is coming up soon in Jerusalem, and most Jewish
genealogists will try to attend if they can. Unfortunately, many people
will not be able to make the trip. If you're not planning on going to
Jerusalem but still want a Jewish genealogy conference fix, take a look at
the programming for this summer's Genealogy Jamboree, June 5-7, in Burbank,
California. This is the big annual event of the Southern California
Genealogical Society (SCGS), and two of their focus areas this year are
Jewish genealogy and Eastern European research. Many of the speakers will
be familiar to Jewish genealogists. Jewish speakers and topics include (in
alphabetical order by speaker):

Ron Arons, well-known speaker and author, featured on the PBS special The
Jewish Americans.
1. Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves -- Friday 1-2 pm
2. Evaluating Evidence: Ask a Mini-Minnie Question! -- Friday 4-5 pm
3. What's in a Name? Trouble!!! -- Sunday 8:30-9:30 am

Hal Bookbinder, former president of both IAJGS and the JGSLA.
1. The Changing Borders of Eastern Europe -- Sunday 10-11 am

Ted Gostin, former president of JGSLA & professional genealogist.
1. Polish State Archives Databases -- Saturday 2-3 pm
2. Reading Russian-Jewish Vital Records for the Non-Russian Speaker --
Sunday 8:30-9:30 am
3. Finding Anatevka: Using Maps & Gazetteers in Jewish Genealogy -- Sunday
2:30-3:30 pm

Stephen Morse, creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has received
numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.
1. >from DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were
Afraid to Ask -- Saturday 8:30-9:30 am
2. Case Study: The Genealogy of Renee Kaufman -- Saturday 11:30 am-12:30 pm
3. The Julian Calendar and Its Importance to Genealogists -- Sunday
2:30-3:30 pm

Joel Weintraub, member of the Orange County (CA) JGS, and creator of search
tools for the U.S. and New York City censuses on the Steve Moore 'One-Step'
website.
1. Introduction to Jewish Genealogy -- Sunday 8:30-9:30 am

Pamela Weisberger, vice-president of JGSLA and president of Gesher Galicia,
and professional genealogist.
1. Cartography for Genealogists - Mapping Time and Generation -- Sunday
10-11 am
2. Jewish Geography/Jewish Genealogy: Exploring Your Jewish Roots -- Sunday
1-2 pm

There are over a hundred other presentations by major speakers >from around
the country which might also be of interest to Jewish genealogists, and an
additional day devoted to DNA in genealogy (June 4) which requires a
separate registration.

The Jamboree also has a large exhibitor vendor area which is free to the
public (lectures require registration). Vendors included this year include
major websites and software companies (Ancestry.com & FamilyTreeMaker,
FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Roots Magic, Legacy Family Tree, etc.), genealogy
DNA testing companies, genealogical societies, and other vendors, including
Generations Press, which specializes in used books for Jewish genealogy.

The early registration period ends on April 30, so if you are interested,
check out their website at www.genealogyjamboree.com .

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, CA


JGSMI Program May 17, 2015 #general

David Goldis <d.goldis@...>
 

"The Art Dealer" At The 17Th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Berman Center for the Performing Arts
6600 W Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

JGSMI is proud to once again to be a co-sponsor at the 17th Annual
Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, taking place >from May 10-21, 2015.

About the Film:
Esther Stegmann is a 30-year-old journalist who hates lies. She is
about to become immersed in a mysterious labyrinth of betrayal,
complicity and dark secrets. A stylish Parisian thriller, "The Art
Dealer" is set in the murky world of Nazi-looted art. Directed by
the renowned Francois Margolin ("The Flight of the Red Balloon"),
it begins when a Jewish woman investigates stolen family paintings
only to uncover a story that has been carefully buried for decades
by those closest to her.

In French with English subtitles
95 minutes

$10 (same as Berman Center Box Office)

Rsvp www.jgsmi.org
David Goldis
d.goldis@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSMI Program May 17, 2015 #general

David Goldis <d.goldis@...>
 

"The Art Dealer" At The 17Th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Berman Center for the Performing Arts
6600 W Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

JGSMI is proud to once again to be a co-sponsor at the 17th Annual
Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, taking place >from May 10-21, 2015.

About the Film:
Esther Stegmann is a 30-year-old journalist who hates lies. She is
about to become immersed in a mysterious labyrinth of betrayal,
complicity and dark secrets. A stylish Parisian thriller, "The Art
Dealer" is set in the murky world of Nazi-looted art. Directed by
the renowned Francois Margolin ("The Flight of the Red Balloon"),
it begins when a Jewish woman investigates stolen family paintings
only to uncover a story that has been carefully buried for decades
by those closest to her.

In French with English subtitles
95 minutes

$10 (same as Berman Center Box Office)

Rsvp www.jgsmi.org
David Goldis
d.goldis@gmail.com


San Antonio Jewish Genealogical Society Hosts Speaker on Sunday #general

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

The San Antonio Jewish Genealogical Society is hosting a guest speaker
from Austin, Sarah Christiansen, who will be discussing what can be
found on JewishGen.
The session this Sunday, April 19, will be 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Jewish Campus, 12500 NW Military Hwy. on the main level. Visitors are
welcome!
Marion H. Bernstein,
President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Antonio Jewish Genealogical Society Hosts Speaker on Sunday #general

Marion Hattenbach Bernstein
 

The San Antonio Jewish Genealogical Society is hosting a guest speaker
from Austin, Sarah Christiansen, who will be discussing what can be
found on JewishGen.
The session this Sunday, April 19, will be 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Jewish Campus, 12500 NW Military Hwy. on the main level. Visitors are
welcome!
Marion H. Bernstein,
President


Latvia 1897 census #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I am glad to see that, in her message about the 1897 Latvia Census,
this time Arlene Beare did mention that there are family names
but not the names of children.

In an earlier post about the census, she did not mention that,
and a researcher could actually have been misled.

Let's hope that any confusion that may have been caused by that
earlier post has now been cleared up.

Howard Margol

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please continue any exchange about this issue
off-list.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Latvia 1897 census #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I am glad to see that, in her message about the 1897 Latvia Census,
this time Arlene Beare did mention that there are family names
but not the names of children.

In an earlier post about the census, she did not mention that,
and a researcher could actually have been misled.

Let's hope that any confusion that may have been caused by that
earlier post has now been cleared up.

Howard Margol

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please continue any exchange about this issue
off-list.


Re: Plot numbers on Jewish Tombstones #romania

thetorahspring@...
 

The Jewish cemetery in Viseu de Sus, Romania has a metal tag on every
stone. These were added within the last five years by restorers hired
by the Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries -
Avoyseinu (http://hfpjc.com/)

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Plot numbers on Jewish Tombstones #romania

thetorahspring@...
 

The Jewish cemetery in Viseu de Sus, Romania has a metal tag on every
stone. These were added within the last five years by restorers hired
by the Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries -
Avoyseinu (http://hfpjc.com/)

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD


trip to Romania #romania

imichaelgnyc@...
 

Hi,
My wife and I are planning to visit Romania this Summer. We plan to spend 10-12
days in Romania.

The trip is three-fold:
1) visit the Romanian tourist sites;
2) do some moderate walking in the rural areas, and
3) visit the towns/cities of my ancestors .

My ancestors were all Romanian. All grandparents came to America around the
turn of the 19/20th century.
They came >from Isai, Bacao, Buhusi and Galati.

I would like some assistance in planning my trip: for example: the name of a
tour company and/or guide that is experienced with Romanian sites AND Jewish
sites; a suggested itinerary, opinions regarding a private tour guide v. a tour
van/bus, B/B, boutique hotels, rural accommodations; special towns to see,
separate guides for different regions of the Country or one guide for the entire
trip, etc.

Please contact me by e-mail.
Thanks for the help.

I.Michael Goodman

Jew Gen member


Romania SIG #Romania trip to Romania #romania

imichaelgnyc@...
 

Hi,
My wife and I are planning to visit Romania this Summer. We plan to spend 10-12
days in Romania.

The trip is three-fold:
1) visit the Romanian tourist sites;
2) do some moderate walking in the rural areas, and
3) visit the towns/cities of my ancestors .

My ancestors were all Romanian. All grandparents came to America around the
turn of the 19/20th century.
They came >from Isai, Bacao, Buhusi and Galati.

I would like some assistance in planning my trip: for example: the name of a
tour company and/or guide that is experienced with Romanian sites AND Jewish
sites; a suggested itinerary, opinions regarding a private tour guide v. a tour
van/bus, B/B, boutique hotels, rural accommodations; special towns to see,
separate guides for different regions of the Country or one guide for the entire
trip, etc.

Please contact me by e-mail.
Thanks for the help.

I.Michael Goodman

Jew Gen member


ViewMate request #romania

Carolyn <wrldtrvl2@...>
 

Hello fellow list members:

I have two ViewMate items, in Romanian, that need to be translated. They are both
part of the birth certificate of one of my ancestors. The ViewMate numbers
are 38873 and 38874. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Carolyn Werley,
San Diego, CA


Romania SIG #Romania ViewMate request #romania

Carolyn <wrldtrvl2@...>
 

Hello fellow list members:

I have two ViewMate items, in Romanian, that need to be translated. They are both
part of the birth certificate of one of my ancestors. The ViewMate numbers
are 38873 and 38874. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Carolyn Werley,
San Diego, CA


1914 Warsaw Telephone Directory #general

Peter Lebensold
 

Cousins:

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I recently stumbled
upon a resource I had not earlier known about: A Warsaw telephone
directory >from 1914 - far earlier than anything on Logan Kleinwacks'
excellent Genealogy Indexer website (despite its wide range of
searchable directories - at http://genealogyindexer.org/ [1] ).

The reference appears on the website of Israeli genealogical researcher
Yoram Mayorek - who has somehow obtained a physical copy of this early
"database". Here's his mention of it:
http://www.research.co.il/1914.html [2] . The directory, according to
Yoram, includes about 25,000 entries - about 65%-70% of them apparently
Jewish.

While the directory is not viewable online - and has not been OCR'd - on
his website Yoram is offering to check names for anyone who asks. He
sent me a scan of the names I'd told him I was interested in, and the
listings include not only the name (often including full first name),
phone number and address, but also a description of the business at that
number.

Happy hunting!

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

Links:
------
[1] http://genealogyindexer.org/
[2] http://www.research.co.il/1914.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1914 Warsaw Telephone Directory #general

Peter Lebensold
 

Cousins:

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I recently stumbled
upon a resource I had not earlier known about: A Warsaw telephone
directory >from 1914 - far earlier than anything on Logan Kleinwacks'
excellent Genealogy Indexer website (despite its wide range of
searchable directories - at http://genealogyindexer.org/ [1] ).

The reference appears on the website of Israeli genealogical researcher
Yoram Mayorek - who has somehow obtained a physical copy of this early
"database". Here's his mention of it:
http://www.research.co.il/1914.html [2] . The directory, according to
Yoram, includes about 25,000 entries - about 65%-70% of them apparently
Jewish.

While the directory is not viewable online - and has not been OCR'd - on
his website Yoram is offering to check names for anyone who asks. He
sent me a scan of the names I'd told him I was interested in, and the
listings include not only the name (often including full first name),
phone number and address, but also a description of the business at that
number.

Happy hunting!

Peter Lebensold
Toronto

Links:
------
[1] http://genealogyindexer.org/
[2] http://www.research.co.il/1914.html

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