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KYMMAS records now on line! #courland #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

It is a particular pleasure to be able to announce that records relating to
the Kurland Young Mens Mutual Association [KYMMAS] are now searchable on line
as part of the All Latvia database. These records date >from the earliest
days of the society 1889 up to 1945. They are not complete but they are part
of what we hope and believe will be an effort to reconstruct the importance
of the Landsmanshaft organisations to the early immigrant community to the
US. The introduction to the database can be read at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/KYMMAS.htm
and it gives substantial information on how the society worked and
functioned, the importance of family values and community ties to first,
second and third generation immigrants in the US. You can search the
documents at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia
We are indebted to 4 women who have preserved these documents for all of us
and then shared them with the Latvia SIG and the Courland Study Group.
Marion Plotkin and her Mother saved their copy of the first memorial booklet
produced by the society and Marion's mother updated entries over the years.
Naomi Freistadt saved records >from the early Mutual Society that were about
to be destroyed. Finally Myra Miller found material relating ot KYMMAS in
Toronto in 1945. Together their efforts have meant that we have not only
records of substantial genealogical value but also genuine historical
interest. One of our ongoing projects is to work on Kurland/Courland
cemeteries in the spring and summer. Marion, Naomi and Myra have got us off
to a cracking good start on what we believe has the potential to be a large
scale project. Can we also record our heartfelt thanks to Jerry Becker who
entered the records into excel spreadsheets in order to create the first
stage of the database. Finally, last but not least, Warren Blatt and
Michael Tobias have given great assistance with their technical skills in
making the database fully searchable and in html'ing our introductions.
This is one of 6 new databases that are now on line thanks to donations,
volunteers, sharing technical skills and expertise.
The All Latvia Database proposals were accepted by JewishGen in January 2000.
Now, just 11 months later we have 10 separate searchable databases and
records of between 60-70 thousand members of the Jewish community of what is
now Latvia. That is an achievement that speaks for itself.
We have work in the pipeline and hope to be back with the next exciting
instalment before the big conference here in London in July.
Best regards, Good Searching!
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-ordinator]


Courland Family and Recruits Database-Update #courland #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

The Courland Steering Committee is delighted to announce that we have
substantially updated the existing Courland Family and Recruits Database with
new records including Jacobstadt, Grobina, Tukums and Mitau. The database
has now effectively doubled in size and there are many thousands of new
records relating to the Jewish families of Courland >from 1845-1871. This is
a huge milestone for us and has taken the best part of a year to achieve.
Your donations and support have made it possible. We are about to put up a
website setting out the various projects that are in the pipeline relating to
areas throughout what is now Latvia and we hope that they will receive your
support. Contributions made through Jewishgen will receive tax exempt
status. We will be making a formal announcement as soon as this is ready.
The Courland website is growing by leaps and bounds so when you visit the
database please pay a visit to the Courland Website as well to see the
material that is now available dealing with the heritage of the Courland
Jews.
I would like to thank again our webmasters Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias
who have helped on the technical side. The extraction, which has been
professionally done, has been made possible by generous donations who have
indicated they wish to remain anonymous. We owe them an immense debt of
gratitude and we hope that others will follow this example so that the rich
heritage of the Courland/Latvian Jews will be preserved for generations to
come.
Now enjoy.... The database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia
and our Courland webpage is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland
Wishing you lots of success in using these splendid new resources
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database co-ordinator]


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia KYMMAS records now on line! #courland #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

It is a particular pleasure to be able to announce that records relating to
the Kurland Young Mens Mutual Association [KYMMAS] are now searchable on line
as part of the All Latvia database. These records date >from the earliest
days of the society 1889 up to 1945. They are not complete but they are part
of what we hope and believe will be an effort to reconstruct the importance
of the Landsmanshaft organisations to the early immigrant community to the
US. The introduction to the database can be read at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/latvia/KYMMAS.htm
and it gives substantial information on how the society worked and
functioned, the importance of family values and community ties to first,
second and third generation immigrants in the US. You can search the
documents at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia
We are indebted to 4 women who have preserved these documents for all of us
and then shared them with the Latvia SIG and the Courland Study Group.
Marion Plotkin and her Mother saved their copy of the first memorial booklet
produced by the society and Marion's mother updated entries over the years.
Naomi Freistadt saved records >from the early Mutual Society that were about
to be destroyed. Finally Myra Miller found material relating ot KYMMAS in
Toronto in 1945. Together their efforts have meant that we have not only
records of substantial genealogical value but also genuine historical
interest. One of our ongoing projects is to work on Kurland/Courland
cemeteries in the spring and summer. Marion, Naomi and Myra have got us off
to a cracking good start on what we believe has the potential to be a large
scale project. Can we also record our heartfelt thanks to Jerry Becker who
entered the records into excel spreadsheets in order to create the first
stage of the database. Finally, last but not least, Warren Blatt and
Michael Tobias have given great assistance with their technical skills in
making the database fully searchable and in html'ing our introductions.
This is one of 6 new databases that are now on line thanks to donations,
volunteers, sharing technical skills and expertise.
The All Latvia Database proposals were accepted by JewishGen in January 2000.
Now, just 11 months later we have 10 separate searchable databases and
records of between 60-70 thousand members of the Jewish community of what is
now Latvia. That is an achievement that speaks for itself.
We have work in the pipeline and hope to be back with the next exciting
instalment before the big conference here in London in July.
Best regards, Good Searching!
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database Co-ordinator]


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Courland Family and Recruits Database-Update #courland #latvia

CWhippman@...
 

The Courland Steering Committee is delighted to announce that we have
substantially updated the existing Courland Family and Recruits Database with
new records including Jacobstadt, Grobina, Tukums and Mitau. The database
has now effectively doubled in size and there are many thousands of new
records relating to the Jewish families of Courland >from 1845-1871. This is
a huge milestone for us and has taken the best part of a year to achieve.
Your donations and support have made it possible. We are about to put up a
website setting out the various projects that are in the pipeline relating to
areas throughout what is now Latvia and we hope that they will receive your
support. Contributions made through Jewishgen will receive tax exempt
status. We will be making a formal announcement as soon as this is ready.
The Courland website is growing by leaps and bounds so when you visit the
database please pay a visit to the Courland Website as well to see the
material that is now available dealing with the heritage of the Courland
Jews.
I would like to thank again our webmasters Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias
who have helped on the technical side. The extraction, which has been
professionally done, has been made possible by generous donations who have
indicated they wish to remain anonymous. We owe them an immense debt of
gratitude and we hope that others will follow this example so that the rich
heritage of the Courland/Latvian Jews will be preserved for generations to
come.
Now enjoy.... The database is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia
and our Courland webpage is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Courland
Wishing you lots of success in using these splendid new resources
Constance Whippman [All Latvia Database co-ordinator]


Family History Library Catalogue Online #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

I did a very quick search of the FHLC on the JewishGen site
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC, & in only a few moments, here are
just *a few* of the results I was able to pick up:

Under Kiev -
Vital records : 1854-1916 (New title in catalog is Metrical books) Russia,
Kiev, Mokraya-Kaligorka (Zvenigorodka) - Jewish records

Vital records, 1875-1908 Russia, Kiev, Matusov (Zvenigorodka) - Jewish
records

Vital records, 1875-1915 Russia, Kiev, Lebedin (Zvenigorodka) - Jewish
records

Under Kherson -
The Jewish community of Odessa >from 1794-1871 - Ukraine, Odesa, Odesa -
Minorities

Under Poltava -
Metrical books, 1874-1917 Russia, Poltava, Romen (Romen) - Jewish records

Under Chernigov -
Vital records, 1854-1862 Russia, Chernigov, Kozelets (Kozelets) - Jewish
records

I found a lot more, but I leave it to you to find what you're most interested in. There's more than enough material here alone to keep willing volunteers busy for ages. Your assistance will greatly advance our research in the Ukraine. If anyone would like to work on some of these vital records for your gubernia, please contact your Research Coordinator for that province.
They are:

Art Hoffman - <arthh@concentric.net> - PODOLIA Regional Coordinator
Allan E. Mallenbaum - <Chernigov@MoscowMail.Com> -CHERNIGOV/POLTAVA
Regional Coordinator
Jerry Touger - <jtouger@post03.curry.edu> - EKATERINOSLAV Regional Coordinator
Estelle Nemoy - KIEV Regional Coordinator - ENEMOY@aol.com
Joanne Saltman - VOLHYNIA Regional Coordinator - <jsaltman@charter.net>

(If your gubernia isn't listed, it's because volunteers are needed to lead
& supervise workers for these areas. We'd welcome your participation!!)

Sincerely,
Florence Elman
U SIG Coordinator
<haflo@cadvision.com>


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Family History Library Catalogue Online #ukraine

haflo <haflo@...>
 

I did a very quick search of the FHLC on the JewishGen site
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/FHLC, & in only a few moments, here are
just *a few* of the results I was able to pick up:

Under Kiev -
Vital records : 1854-1916 (New title in catalog is Metrical books) Russia,
Kiev, Mokraya-Kaligorka (Zvenigorodka) - Jewish records

Vital records, 1875-1908 Russia, Kiev, Matusov (Zvenigorodka) - Jewish
records

Vital records, 1875-1915 Russia, Kiev, Lebedin (Zvenigorodka) - Jewish
records

Under Kherson -
The Jewish community of Odessa >from 1794-1871 - Ukraine, Odesa, Odesa -
Minorities

Under Poltava -
Metrical books, 1874-1917 Russia, Poltava, Romen (Romen) - Jewish records

Under Chernigov -
Vital records, 1854-1862 Russia, Chernigov, Kozelets (Kozelets) - Jewish
records

I found a lot more, but I leave it to you to find what you're most interested in. There's more than enough material here alone to keep willing volunteers busy for ages. Your assistance will greatly advance our research in the Ukraine. If anyone would like to work on some of these vital records for your gubernia, please contact your Research Coordinator for that province.
They are:

Art Hoffman - <arthh@concentric.net> - PODOLIA Regional Coordinator
Allan E. Mallenbaum - <Chernigov@MoscowMail.Com> -CHERNIGOV/POLTAVA
Regional Coordinator
Jerry Touger - <jtouger@post03.curry.edu> - EKATERINOSLAV Regional Coordinator
Estelle Nemoy - KIEV Regional Coordinator - ENEMOY@aol.com
Joanne Saltman - VOLHYNIA Regional Coordinator - <jsaltman@charter.net>

(If your gubernia isn't listed, it's because volunteers are needed to lead
& supervise workers for these areas. We'd welcome your participation!!)

Sincerely,
Florence Elman
U SIG Coordinator
<haflo@cadvision.com>


Wm BLOCH #general

julie and joe <jwb@...>
 

hello Genners

I cannot believe my computer did this- I was just reading a message from
someone who wanted to know if the WM BLOCH I had was >from New York when
all of a sudden mot of my messages disappeared! So, which I can't answer
the person directly, I can answer to the group and hope he sees this. "My"
Wm BLOCH was >from MO ; I don't know if he was ever in New York but I would
suspect that he spent most of his time in MO.

Julie Waters-Barcomb

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


SAMPSON family in London #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

While visiting the Yeshurun Synagogue in Jerusalem last Shabbat,
when I went to the bookshelves to take a Siddur [prayerbook], I
came across a torn-off page >from one of the books, and on it were
the following inscriptions, in English:

Sara Sampson, born 14 Sept. 1888, registered at Haggerston Sub-District
Abraham Sampson, born 14 April 1887 " " "
Louis Sampson, born June 7th, 1885 [no registration]
Frank Sampson, born 30 October 1883, registered at Green Street, Bethnal
Sub-District
Abigail Sampson, born 30 August 1882, registered at Green Street.

Will the descendants of this family please come forward to claim this page.

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wm BLOCH #general

julie and joe <jwb@...>
 

hello Genners

I cannot believe my computer did this- I was just reading a message from
someone who wanted to know if the WM BLOCH I had was >from New York when
all of a sudden mot of my messages disappeared! So, which I can't answer
the person directly, I can answer to the group and hope he sees this. "My"
Wm BLOCH was >from MO ; I don't know if he was ever in New York but I would
suspect that he spent most of his time in MO.

Julie Waters-Barcomb

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SAMPSON family in London #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

While visiting the Yeshurun Synagogue in Jerusalem last Shabbat,
when I went to the bookshelves to take a Siddur [prayerbook], I
came across a torn-off page >from one of the books, and on it were
the following inscriptions, in English:

Sara Sampson, born 14 Sept. 1888, registered at Haggerston Sub-District
Abraham Sampson, born 14 April 1887 " " "
Louis Sampson, born June 7th, 1885 [no registration]
Frank Sampson, born 30 October 1883, registered at Green Street, Bethnal
Sub-District
Abigail Sampson, born 30 August 1882, registered at Green Street.

Will the descendants of this family please come forward to claim this page.

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Re: HEADS UP, Moving Day for JewishGen! #lithuania

Sarah Keidan <saragram@...>
 

Dear Carol Skydell:

I only know one person with your name, and she lives at the top of the hill
on Blueberry Ridge, Chilmark, MA. I imagine you are she, as I know you are
interested in Jewish genealogy. I am Jane and Bob Wachsler's friend from
Farmington Hills, Michigan. Talk about six degrees of separation!

I wound up on the listserve over the holidays. While looking for something
else entirely, I came across the Keidan website and was "blown away". My
former husband's family are Keidans, and I know their roots go back to a
village named Keidan. I couldn't resist!

All the best to you. (And I will contact JewishGen to make a
contribution....)

Sarah Keidan

-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Skydell [mailto:cskydell@jewishgen.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 5:31 PM
To: Keidan SIG
Subject: HEADS UP, Moving Day for JewishGen!


For immediate release to all mailing lists and discussion groups:

Lyris (our mailing list program) will be brought down at 9 a.m. central
time Wednesday Feb 14th as part of the JewishGen move to new facilities.
This means that no mail will be going in or out for any of the JewishGen
SIGs, Research or Study Groups or any of the hosted organizations mailing
lists. The JewishGen Discussion Group is also involved.

The physical move for all the equipment will take place beginning about 11
a.m. on Wednesday, and while we estimate somewhere between two and four
hours downtime, there is no way to be certain. One thing we do know for
certain and cannot emphasize strongly enough.

Not only was this an unanticipated move, therefor **unbudgeted** there has
been an extraordinary 33% increase in usage over the last few months. Last
year we were all exhilerated and tremendously gratified at seeing a fairly
constant monthly hit rate of 3 million visitors to the JewishGen website .
The January 2001 stats showed nearly 4 million hits....3,962,394 to be
exact!

Numbers like that indicate that increased bandwidth will be needed very
soon in order to keep our JewishGen information highway open and available
to all as a public service.

If you have not made a donation to JewishGen recently, **now** is the time.
We need to pay for the move, we need to be able to pay for whatever
technical support will be required to get us up and running at our new
location, our monthly costs will be rising based on the need for increased
bandwidth....what else can we list to encourage our user base to become
part of our financial support base. Less than 2500 financial supporters
cannot continue to hold up 10 times their number in the user base.

So, we urge that those of you who have never ever donated whatever you can
afford to keep JewishGen alive and viable, please, do it now.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Operations.html

Many thanks for your anticipated support

Carol

Carol Skydell, Vice President JewishGen Operations


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Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania RE: HEADS UP, Moving Day for JewishGen! #lithuania

Sarah Keidan <saragram@...>
 

Dear Carol Skydell:

I only know one person with your name, and she lives at the top of the hill
on Blueberry Ridge, Chilmark, MA. I imagine you are she, as I know you are
interested in Jewish genealogy. I am Jane and Bob Wachsler's friend from
Farmington Hills, Michigan. Talk about six degrees of separation!

I wound up on the listserve over the holidays. While looking for something
else entirely, I came across the Keidan website and was "blown away". My
former husband's family are Keidans, and I know their roots go back to a
village named Keidan. I couldn't resist!

All the best to you. (And I will contact JewishGen to make a
contribution....)

Sarah Keidan

-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Skydell [mailto:cskydell@jewishgen.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 5:31 PM
To: Keidan SIG
Subject: HEADS UP, Moving Day for JewishGen!


For immediate release to all mailing lists and discussion groups:

Lyris (our mailing list program) will be brought down at 9 a.m. central
time Wednesday Feb 14th as part of the JewishGen move to new facilities.
This means that no mail will be going in or out for any of the JewishGen
SIGs, Research or Study Groups or any of the hosted organizations mailing
lists. The JewishGen Discussion Group is also involved.

The physical move for all the equipment will take place beginning about 11
a.m. on Wednesday, and while we estimate somewhere between two and four
hours downtime, there is no way to be certain. One thing we do know for
certain and cannot emphasize strongly enough.

Not only was this an unanticipated move, therefor **unbudgeted** there has
been an extraordinary 33% increase in usage over the last few months. Last
year we were all exhilerated and tremendously gratified at seeing a fairly
constant monthly hit rate of 3 million visitors to the JewishGen website .
The January 2001 stats showed nearly 4 million hits....3,962,394 to be
exact!

Numbers like that indicate that increased bandwidth will be needed very
soon in order to keep our JewishGen information highway open and available
to all as a public service.

If you have not made a donation to JewishGen recently, **now** is the time.
We need to pay for the move, we need to be able to pay for whatever
technical support will be required to get us up and running at our new
location, our monthly costs will be rising based on the need for increased
bandwidth....what else can we list to encourage our user base to become
part of our financial support base. Less than 2500 financial supporters
cannot continue to hold up 10 times their number in the user base.

So, we urge that those of you who have never ever donated whatever you can
afford to keep JewishGen alive and viable, please, do it now.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Operations.html

Many thanks for your anticipated support

Carol

Carol Skydell, Vice President JewishGen Operations


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Rabbi Issac Rabinowitz-wife Chanah Chaya 1xG grandaughter of Besht #ukraine

SRivkin742@...
 

Rabbi Issac Rabinowitz-wife Chanah Chaya 1x great grandaughter of Besht ---
Chanah was supposed to be a great grandaughter of the Baal Shem Tov
thier son was Rabbi Baruch Rabbinowitz who married Malka

any Baal shem reseachers know who Chanah's parents were??
trying to figure out a possible relationship and construct a basic Baal Shem Tov tree
1700-1850 anyone else who has already done this I would appreciate any assistence or data - I have already started a basic tree

Thanks, Steve Rivkin


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Rabbi Issac Rabinowitz-wife Chanah Chaya 1xG grandaughter of Besht #ukraine

SRivkin742@...
 

Rabbi Issac Rabinowitz-wife Chanah Chaya 1x great grandaughter of Besht ---
Chanah was supposed to be a great grandaughter of the Baal Shem Tov
thier son was Rabbi Baruch Rabbinowitz who married Malka

any Baal shem reseachers know who Chanah's parents were??
trying to figure out a possible relationship and construct a basic Baal Shem Tov tree
1700-1850 anyone else who has already done this I would appreciate any assistence or data - I have already started a basic tree

Thanks, Steve Rivkin


Hamburg Indirect Lists #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

I have relatives who left Lithuania and settled in England between
1875-1890. IF they left >from Hamburg and always intended to remain in
England, would they be listed on any of the Hamburg indexes (Indirect)?
In other words, the lists were done in Hamburg for people making a stop
*before* continuing on to the U.S. *but* would this index also include
those getting off in England?

TIA

Jackye Sullins


Jewish cemeteries in Chicago abt. 1905 #general

Jfpol <jfpol@...>
 

I am researching an ancestor who died in 1905 and was said to be buried
in Chicago. I found a website with some addresses of Jewish cemeteries,
but have gotten some of the letters returned. I wonder if someone could
pass along the phone numbers and/or addresses of any Jewish cemeteries I
might try. (Westlawn kindly replied to me and said they were established
in 1938--too late.)

Sincerely, Joan Pollak, Merion, Pa.

Researching
POLLAK, STEINER, POPPER, KLEIN, STADLER, HARTMAN, Czechoslovakia
REITER, ROTTENBERG, MOSKOWITZ, BENEDICT, Slovakia
HEILBRONNER, RUND, ALEXANDER, FEIGENBAUM, THANHAUSER, EICHBERG, JANDORF Germany
ZUCKER, ZUCKERMAN, Ostrow Lubelski, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hamburg Indirect Lists #general

Jackye Sullins <jackye@...>
 

I have relatives who left Lithuania and settled in England between
1875-1890. IF they left >from Hamburg and always intended to remain in
England, would they be listed on any of the Hamburg indexes (Indirect)?
In other words, the lists were done in Hamburg for people making a stop
*before* continuing on to the U.S. *but* would this index also include
those getting off in England?

TIA

Jackye Sullins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish cemeteries in Chicago abt. 1905 #general

Jfpol <jfpol@...>
 

I am researching an ancestor who died in 1905 and was said to be buried
in Chicago. I found a website with some addresses of Jewish cemeteries,
but have gotten some of the letters returned. I wonder if someone could
pass along the phone numbers and/or addresses of any Jewish cemeteries I
might try. (Westlawn kindly replied to me and said they were established
in 1938--too late.)

Sincerely, Joan Pollak, Merion, Pa.

Researching
POLLAK, STEINER, POPPER, KLEIN, STADLER, HARTMAN, Czechoslovakia
REITER, ROTTENBERG, MOSKOWITZ, BENEDICT, Slovakia
HEILBRONNER, RUND, ALEXANDER, FEIGENBAUM, THANHAUSER, EICHBERG, JANDORF Germany
ZUCKER, ZUCKERMAN, Ostrow Lubelski, Poland


Notes from Hsig #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

Dear Hsiggers,

We have had a good response to our survey of Hungarian speaking subscribers
and of those who live in countries other than
the United States and Canada. The survey concludes in about ten days, and I
would like to hear >from all of you
who are at least conversant in Hungarian and of those who live outside North
America. These are two separate surveys combined only for the sake of
convenience. No individual information will be posted, only the tabulated
numbers will appear on this internal H-sig survey.

Another request: there are several outstanding projects and voluntary
assignments that have been undertaken by individuals and groups within Hsig.
Please e-mail me privately with an update as to the status of your project
and a reasonably fair estimate of when you think the work will be complete.

There has only been two responses to my posting about the Hungarian Research
Foundation. Please don't hesitate to comment or make suggestions.

Finally, it has been several months since I informed the group as to the
number of subscribers on H-sig. It took a while for us to overcome the 500
member hurdle, but we did it, and now we currently have 505 subscribers. In
a list such as ours, both the quality and the number of participants are
significant. The reason for the former should be obvious - a core group of
knowledgeable members are important in order to make useful and accurate
suggestions to beginning researchers, and the latter is important since the
greater number of participants increase the statistical probability of
making family "matches".


Best wishes

Louis Schonfeld, Lmagyar@en.com
Cleveland, OH

visit my shtetlsite: www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Mukachevo/
visit our website: www.jewishgen.org/Hungary


Hungary SIG #Hungary Notes from Hsig #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

Dear Hsiggers,

We have had a good response to our survey of Hungarian speaking subscribers
and of those who live in countries other than
the United States and Canada. The survey concludes in about ten days, and I
would like to hear >from all of you
who are at least conversant in Hungarian and of those who live outside North
America. These are two separate surveys combined only for the sake of
convenience. No individual information will be posted, only the tabulated
numbers will appear on this internal H-sig survey.

Another request: there are several outstanding projects and voluntary
assignments that have been undertaken by individuals and groups within Hsig.
Please e-mail me privately with an update as to the status of your project
and a reasonably fair estimate of when you think the work will be complete.

There has only been two responses to my posting about the Hungarian Research
Foundation. Please don't hesitate to comment or make suggestions.

Finally, it has been several months since I informed the group as to the
number of subscribers on H-sig. It took a while for us to overcome the 500
member hurdle, but we did it, and now we currently have 505 subscribers. In
a list such as ours, both the quality and the number of participants are
significant. The reason for the former should be obvious - a core group of
knowledgeable members are important in order to make useful and accurate
suggestions to beginning researchers, and the latter is important since the
greater number of participants increase the statistical probability of
making family "matches".


Best wishes

Louis Schonfeld, Lmagyar@en.com
Cleveland, OH

visit my shtetlsite: www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Mukachevo/
visit our website: www.jewishgen.org/Hungary