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Need Historical Editor/Checker for Novel set around 1900, in Panemune near Kaunas, Lithuania and the Lower East Side of NYC #general

maryhelen@...
 

I have written a novel about my grandmother, Helen Breakstone, who left
Panemune, Lithuania, in 1900, for New York City's Lower East Side. Through
a process of chain migration, she gradually brought over her entire family,
within a few years of hard work.

My book has several early chapters that take place in Panemune. And there
is one chapter on her trip to Bremerhaven to get the boat to New York.

All my research is through the Internet, and I am concerned, given that
Internet information is not always reliable, that factual details, and even
the more general details about life in that place and time may not be
correct. I am looking for someone who is knowledgeable about the state of
things at that time, in that place.

What was the town like? My grandmother and her family lived at the
Breakstone Dairy. What was that like, what were their living quarters like,
how close were all the cousins? What was so bad that they left? How
important was the conscription that hung over the heads of her 4 brothers?
No doubt, they were motivated by a combination of anti-Semitism, poverty,
no room for financial improvement of any sort, and the hope for a new life
in a new world. Were there other factors specific to Panemune, to Lithuania,
to Russia?

If anyone has expertise in this area, and is willing to serve as kind of a
historical editor for my book, I am willing to pay for the service. My book
has been accepted for publication and needs to be at the publisher by
August. So I have a little time. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Mary Helen Fein, Auburn, California, USA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Historical Editor/Checker for Novel set around 1900, in Panemune near Kaunas, Lithuania and the Lower East Side of NYC #general

maryhelen@...
 

I have written a novel about my grandmother, Helen Breakstone, who left
Panemune, Lithuania, in 1900, for New York City's Lower East Side. Through
a process of chain migration, she gradually brought over her entire family,
within a few years of hard work.

My book has several early chapters that take place in Panemune. And there
is one chapter on her trip to Bremerhaven to get the boat to New York.

All my research is through the Internet, and I am concerned, given that
Internet information is not always reliable, that factual details, and even
the more general details about life in that place and time may not be
correct. I am looking for someone who is knowledgeable about the state of
things at that time, in that place.

What was the town like? My grandmother and her family lived at the
Breakstone Dairy. What was that like, what were their living quarters like,
how close were all the cousins? What was so bad that they left? How
important was the conscription that hung over the heads of her 4 brothers?
No doubt, they were motivated by a combination of anti-Semitism, poverty,
no room for financial improvement of any sort, and the hope for a new life
in a new world. Were there other factors specific to Panemune, to Lithuania,
to Russia?

If anyone has expertise in this area, and is willing to serve as kind of a
historical editor for my book, I am willing to pay for the service. My book
has been accepted for publication and needs to be at the publisher by
August. So I have a little time. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Mary Helen Fein, Auburn, California, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Tourza Wielka #general

Madlyn Steinhart <osa258@...>
 

I am a search angel and found some of what I am looking for.
The city or province listed above was once Austrian now Polish.
Is it possible to get birth and business records.
I am working with an Austrian genealogist but new information became
available when I found my grandmother on a passenger list.

Thanks,
Maddy Steinhart


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tourza Wielka #general

Madlyn Steinhart <osa258@...>
 

I am a search angel and found some of what I am looking for.
The city or province listed above was once Austrian now Polish.
Is it possible to get birth and business records.
I am working with an Austrian genealogist but new information became
available when I found my grandmother on a passenger list.

Thanks,
Maddy Steinhart


Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Martin Davis (com)
 

Yohanan Loeffler: "My understanding is that the tests are prohibited
by the Israeli law. Therefore MyHeritage, as an Israeli company, can't
sell a kit to anyone with address in Israel. An Israeli can do a test
only if someone >from overseas order the kit to their overseas address
and send it back >from overseas, and the account should be linked to an
overseas email. I wonder what does the law say and what is the rule for
kits >from other companies, e.g. FamilyTreeDNA."

Is that really so - no statement like that should be published without
citing the actual facts - it is just hearsay.

I would, at a minimum, want to know which Israeli 'law' this is -
definitely not the one that has been proposed to be used to establish
the right of return for former citizens of the FSU. I match with dozens
of Israeli kits on myHeritage and FTDNA and cannot imagine they, or the
various DNA testing centres based in Israel, are breaking or bending
the law but I'm happy to learn new facts!

Martin Davis
London (UK)


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Martin Davis (com)
 

Yohanan Loeffler: "My understanding is that the tests are prohibited
by the Israeli law. Therefore MyHeritage, as an Israeli company, can't
sell a kit to anyone with address in Israel. An Israeli can do a test
only if someone >from overseas order the kit to their overseas address
and send it back >from overseas, and the account should be linked to an
overseas email. I wonder what does the law say and what is the rule for
kits >from other companies, e.g. FamilyTreeDNA."

Is that really so - no statement like that should be published without
citing the actual facts - it is just hearsay.

I would, at a minimum, want to know which Israeli 'law' this is -
definitely not the one that has been proposed to be used to establish
the right of return for former citizens of the FSU. I match with dozens
of Israeli kits on myHeritage and FTDNA and cannot imagine they, or the
various DNA testing centres based in Israel, are breaking or bending
the law but I'm happy to learn new facts!

Martin Davis
London (UK)


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #subcarpathia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #subcarpathia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #warsaw #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #warsaw #poland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Rav Kopel BRAILOWSKY of Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Brailowsky, father of Sheindel
Fischman and of Chaya Zohn (Sohn). Sheindel is the mother of Rav Chaim Rosenberg,
who was/is Rosh Yeshivat Sha'arei Yosher.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Contact Neil privately via email with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rav Kopel BRAILOWSKY of Toronto #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Rabbi Brailowsky, father of Sheindel
Fischman and of Chaya Zohn (Sohn). Sheindel is the mother of Rav Chaim Rosenberg,
who was/is Rosh Yeshivat Sha'arei Yosher.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Contact Neil privately via email with contact information.


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of the joys of life in the shtetls - as well as an important part of peoples'
livelihoods - was when it was time for a fair. There are many chapters in Yizkor
books about them and this one >from the book of Rokiskis, Lithuania is about "A
Fair in Kamay," (or, Kamajai) a town about eleven south of Rokiskis in the
northeastern part of the country. "The poor shtetl waited for weeks for the fair,
since on the day of the fair the poor Jews found it easier to earn rubles." The
preparations were intense. The author's mother worked all night to get her baked
goods ready, the peasants gathered their cows, calves, oxen and pigs, and sleds
were filled with wheat, eggs and chickens. As the pace of the fair picked up,
there was, among all those who came to sell or buy, "arguing, bargaining,
gesturing with their hands and swearing all the false oaths in the world."
Stories were told, troubadours and musicians performed. And, of course, there was
whiskey.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2071601666195311?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of the joys of life in the shtetls - as well as an important part of peoples'
livelihoods - was when it was time for a fair. There are many chapters in Yizkor
books about them and this one >from the book of Rokiskis, Lithuania is about "A
Fair in Kamay," (or, Kamajai) a town about eleven south of Rokiskis in the
northeastern part of the country. "The poor shtetl waited for weeks for the fair,
since on the day of the fair the poor Jews found it easier to earn rubles." The
preparations were intense. The author's mother worked all night to get her baked
goods ready, the peasants gathered their cows, calves, oxen and pigs, and sleds
were filled with wheat, eggs and chickens. As the pace of the fair picked up,
there was, among all those who came to sell or buy, "arguing, bargaining,
gesturing with their hands and swearing all the false oaths in the world."
Stories were told, troubadours and musicians performed. And, of course, there was
whiskey.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2071601666195311?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #latvia #courland

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #courland #latvia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica IAJGS 2019 Cleveland Conference - SHARE Fair Applications #southafrica

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Attention Non-Profit Genealogical Organizations!

This summer, Cleveland will host the 39th IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, the premier event for Jewish genealogists
(see http://www.iajgs2019.org/). We expect a great turnout of researchers
from around the world will attend this major conference >from July 28th
through August 2nd, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland,
Ohio.

This is an exceptional opportunity for data repositories, archives,
genealogical and historical societies, and related organizations to assist
family researchers as well as to recruit new supporters and promote their
organizations to a remarkable group of genealogy enthusiasts.
We invite your participation in the SHARE Fair that will be held on the
opening afternoon of the conference. This fair, free to the participating
organizations, will be held >from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 28th,
2019.

You can find the 2019 IAJGS Cleveland SHARE Fair Application in on the
conference website at http://www.iajgs2019.org/ Move your cursor over the
"SIGS/BOFS" drop down menu and you will find all the guidelines and
applications. Applications are available in pdf and Word formats.

Here are other ways your organization can be involved:

* Exhibit your holdings and/or sell your offerings in the week-long
Exhibitor Hall.
* Advertise in the Daily Planner and the Conference Syllabus.
* Place marketing material in the conference tote bag.
* Contribute subscription or private databases to the Resource Center.
* Invite conference goers to your location or arrange a scheduled tour.
* Publicize the conference to your members and visitors.

Please email me with your questions and/or suggestions. We are eager to
partner with you and hope to see you in Cleveland!

Nolan Altman
39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
SIG / BOF / SHARE Fair Coordinator

Email: SIGandBOF@...

Conference website: http://www.iajgs2019.org/


Re: 1946 Questionnaire for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania #hungary

Bob Friedman
 

The report is online at https://tinyurl.com/ychtnjbz. The link on
the page says "Download," but the report opens in a screen reader.
It doesn't actually download directly to your computer.
Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY
-------------------------------
On Thu, 3 Jan 2019, "John M. Hoenig hoenig@..."
<rom-sig@...>
wrote:

... The questionnaire was for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania
and dates >from 1946.


Romania SIG #Romania Re: 1946 Questionnaire for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania #romania

Bob Friedman
 

The report is online at https://tinyurl.com/ychtnjbz. The link on
the page says "Download," but the report opens in a screen reader.
It doesn't actually download directly to your computer.
Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY
-------------------------------
On Thu, 3 Jan 2019, "John M. Hoenig hoenig@..."
<rom-sig@...>
wrote:

... The questionnaire was for Holocaust survivors in Transylvania
and dates >from 1946.