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Using Photographs to Trace Your Roots #general

janicemsj@...
 

Monday, August 17, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Using Photographs to Trace Your Roots
Speaker: Jason Rose, photographer and expert in photorestoration

Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., program begins 7:30 p.m.

Jason Rose is the owner and principal artist at Rose Restorations
Photo Restoration Studio in San Francisco. His specialization is
digital photo restoration. His mission is to preserve and restore the
integrity of ancestral
photographs while enhancing the original spirit of the images. Jason
will talk about the importance of personal photographs in tracing
roots and present a "before and after" slide show of photos that have
been restored, along with hints and tips for beginners.

Attendance is free. Guest are always welcome.

Rosanne Leeson
SFBAJGS Vice President
vicepresident@sfbajgs.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/


Bubbeh Myses: A History of the Yiddish Language #general

janicemsj@...
 

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Francisco Bay Area JGS Meeting

JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Doors open 12:30 p.m., program begins 1:00 p.m.

Topic: Bubbeh Myses: A History of the Yiddish Language
Speaker: Ken Blady

This lecture will discuss many aspects of Yiddish, including
antecedents and evolution, Yiddish, Stalin's Socialist Yiddish
paradise, the varieties of accents, how academics assassinate Yiddish,
and gangster and boxing lingo.
Ken Blady was born in Paris, France and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn,
where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. He has a B.A. in
History >from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in
Clinical Counseling >from California State University at Hayward. He
is currently a lecturer at the American Jewish University in Southern
California in the Whizen Center and the Schurgin Elderhostel Program.

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Using Photographs to Trace Your Roots #general

janicemsj@...
 

Monday, August 17, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Using Photographs to Trace Your Roots
Speaker: Jason Rose, photographer and expert in photorestoration

Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., program begins 7:30 p.m.

Jason Rose is the owner and principal artist at Rose Restorations
Photo Restoration Studio in San Francisco. His specialization is
digital photo restoration. His mission is to preserve and restore the
integrity of ancestral
photographs while enhancing the original spirit of the images. Jason
will talk about the importance of personal photographs in tracing
roots and present a "before and after" slide show of photos that have
been restored, along with hints and tips for beginners.

Attendance is free. Guest are always welcome.

Rosanne Leeson
SFBAJGS Vice President
vicepresident@sfbajgs.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bubbeh Myses: A History of the Yiddish Language #general

janicemsj@...
 

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Francisco Bay Area JGS Meeting

JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Doors open 12:30 p.m., program begins 1:00 p.m.

Topic: Bubbeh Myses: A History of the Yiddish Language
Speaker: Ken Blady

This lecture will discuss many aspects of Yiddish, including
antecedents and evolution, Yiddish, Stalin's Socialist Yiddish
paradise, the varieties of accents, how academics assassinate Yiddish,
and gangster and boxing lingo.
Ken Blady was born in Paris, France and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn,
where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. He has a B.A. in
History >from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in
Clinical Counseling >from California State University at Hayward. He
is currently a lecturer at the American Jewish University in Southern
California in the Whizen Center and the Schurgin Elderhostel Program.

Janice Sellers, Publicity Director
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
http://www.sfbajgs.org/


Museum of Family History Update Aug 2009 #general

steve725@...
 

Greetings,

The Museum of Family History now has a blog. I will be posting news about
the Museum's goings-on, mostly new and upcoming exhibitions. Whereas I post
updates to this list the first week of each month, my blog will be updated on
a frequent basis. The URL is http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com.

Those who appreciate the value of family history and Jewish traditions must
always look for new ways to interest our children and grandchildren in these
subjects. Please visit 'Kiddish Yiddish' a PowerPoint presentation that presents
a series of more than two dozen illustrations and rhymes about Jewish traditions
and culture. With this book you can read to or with a child, while at the same
time finding opportunities to tell a story or two about your own past, e.g. a
family gathering at a Passover seder, etc. The MFH also supplies you with a link
to a free PowerPoint Viewer download, just in case you need it. The link to
"Kiddish Yiddish" is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-kiddish-yiddish.htm.

I'd like to announce an online exhibition based on a small book put out by the
Immigration Publication Society and translated >from a Yiddish edition. It was
first published in 1912 and then again in 1916. Many of us have family members
who immigrated to the United States around this time, so the Museum decided that
it would be useful and educational to present a publication that might have been
given away to immigrants when they first arrived in the United States. According
to a NY Times Book Review >from 1920 this book 'is intended to benefit, dealing
with the advantages derived >from citizenship and the duties devolving upon those
on whom it conferred. In this guide a resume is given of the early history of the
United States and the manner in which Independence was obtained. Immigrants are
told of the freedom they enjoy in America, where all that is asked of them is
obedience to humane laws. There are also many hints on naturalization and the
means of obtaining it and a condensed compendium of laws affecting conduct in
public, marriage, divorce, desertion, lotteries, etc.' The URL for this
exhibition is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/gus.htm.

The Museum of Family History will be making a special appearance in Bialystok,
Poland beginning September 4, 2009. At this time an exhibition will open, the
first in a series entitled "Prominent Artists--Our Neighbors. Max Weber." Max
Weber was a well-known Jewish artist (born in Bialystok) who studied under
Henris Matisse and Rousseau, who painted in a variety of styles, who at times
painted wonderful works with a variety Jewish themes, usually religious.
Currently, the English version of the Max Weber exhibition (entitled "Max Weber:
Reflections of Jewish Memory in Modern American Art") can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mweber-01.htm.

Lastly my thanks to all those who chose to attend my early morning talk at the
Philadelphia IAJGS Conference. It was much appreciated.

Best,

Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Update to Selets (Mogilev) ShtetLink #general

nucdoc1@...
 

The ShtetLink for Selets has been updated and is available at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/selets/Selets_ShtetLink/ShtetLink-Selets.html

A genealogy link for the descendants of Iser Katzman has been added to the Selets
ShtetLink. In excess of 1500 family members are listed. Iser Katzman, one of
those, who established the Agricultural colony Selets are listed. The Katzman
family migrated to Canada and the United States starting in the early 1900s and
many were prominent members of the Windsor, Ontario Jewish community

Comments, additions and corrections are appreciated. Contact is:
Bob RuskiBob Ruskin
nucdoc1@comcast.net
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Museum of Family History Update Aug 2009 #general

steve725@...
 

Greetings,

The Museum of Family History now has a blog. I will be posting news about
the Museum's goings-on, mostly new and upcoming exhibitions. Whereas I post
updates to this list the first week of each month, my blog will be updated on
a frequent basis. The URL is http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com.

Those who appreciate the value of family history and Jewish traditions must
always look for new ways to interest our children and grandchildren in these
subjects. Please visit 'Kiddish Yiddish' a PowerPoint presentation that presents
a series of more than two dozen illustrations and rhymes about Jewish traditions
and culture. With this book you can read to or with a child, while at the same
time finding opportunities to tell a story or two about your own past, e.g. a
family gathering at a Passover seder, etc. The MFH also supplies you with a link
to a free PowerPoint Viewer download, just in case you need it. The link to
"Kiddish Yiddish" is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-kiddish-yiddish.htm.

I'd like to announce an online exhibition based on a small book put out by the
Immigration Publication Society and translated >from a Yiddish edition. It was
first published in 1912 and then again in 1916. Many of us have family members
who immigrated to the United States around this time, so the Museum decided that
it would be useful and educational to present a publication that might have been
given away to immigrants when they first arrived in the United States. According
to a NY Times Book Review >from 1920 this book 'is intended to benefit, dealing
with the advantages derived >from citizenship and the duties devolving upon those
on whom it conferred. In this guide a resume is given of the early history of the
United States and the manner in which Independence was obtained. Immigrants are
told of the freedom they enjoy in America, where all that is asked of them is
obedience to humane laws. There are also many hints on naturalization and the
means of obtaining it and a condensed compendium of laws affecting conduct in
public, marriage, divorce, desertion, lotteries, etc.' The URL for this
exhibition is www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/gus.htm.

The Museum of Family History will be making a special appearance in Bialystok,
Poland beginning September 4, 2009. At this time an exhibition will open, the
first in a series entitled "Prominent Artists--Our Neighbors. Max Weber." Max
Weber was a well-known Jewish artist (born in Bialystok) who studied under
Henris Matisse and Rousseau, who painted in a variety of styles, who at times
painted wonderful works with a variety Jewish themes, usually religious.
Currently, the English version of the Max Weber exhibition (entitled "Max Weber:
Reflections of Jewish Memory in Modern American Art") can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mweber-01.htm.

Lastly my thanks to all those who chose to attend my early morning talk at the
Philadelphia IAJGS Conference. It was much appreciated.

Best,

Steve Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Update to Selets (Mogilev) ShtetLink #general

nucdoc1@...
 

The ShtetLink for Selets has been updated and is available at:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/selets/Selets_ShtetLink/ShtetLink-Selets.html

A genealogy link for the descendants of Iser Katzman has been added to the Selets
ShtetLink. In excess of 1500 family members are listed. Iser Katzman, one of
those, who established the Agricultural colony Selets are listed. The Katzman
family migrated to Canada and the United States starting in the early 1900s and
many were prominent members of the Windsor, Ontario Jewish community

Comments, additions and corrections are appreciated. Contact is:
Bob RuskiBob Ruskin
nucdoc1@comcast.net
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


Israel listings #general

Ann Linder
 

Can someone in Israel please look up
(1)Esther KUPEBERG, last in Jerusalem.
(2)Itzchak SALI (changed his name >from KAMIENIARZ), last in Tel Aviv.
He may be deceased so I may be interested in finding his children to
write them a letter so as to determine if they have any family
pictures >from Poland.
If you contact me directly at annliner2009@gmail, I can provide street
addresses.
Thanks. Todah Rabah.
Ann Linder
Florida USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Israel listings #general

Ann Linder
 

Can someone in Israel please look up
(1)Esther KUPEBERG, last in Jerusalem.
(2)Itzchak SALI (changed his name >from KAMIENIARZ), last in Tel Aviv.
He may be deceased so I may be interested in finding his children to
write them a letter so as to determine if they have any family
pictures >from Poland.
If you contact me directly at annliner2009@gmail, I can provide street
addresses.
Thanks. Todah Rabah.
Ann Linder
Florida USA


Summation of responses to Genealogy Standards: Names of Cities and Countries? #general

Howh20@...
 

I would like to thank all of the people who took the time to respond to
my question about standards for referring to cities that have changed
names along with those where the country in which they are located has
changed. The nummer of responses, both privately and to the list, was
enormous and served to verify what a great group the genealogy world
is.

In summation, almost all of the responses fell into one of two groups,
and the distribution was about equal between the groups. One group said
to use the modern name of the city/country and cited some official
sources for that view. The other group said to use the name and
location at the time that the event occurred. This group also cited
some official sources. In both cases, it was recommended that somewhere
within your data base, the alternate names and locations should be
referenced.

So it comes down to a personal choice, really. I personally lean toward
using the name at the time that the event occurred, but using notes as
to the current and perhaps even other names of the locale.

Thanks once again to all who wrote.

Howard Lewin
Commack, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Summation of responses to Genealogy Standards: Names of Cities and Countries? #general

Howh20@...
 

I would like to thank all of the people who took the time to respond to
my question about standards for referring to cities that have changed
names along with those where the country in which they are located has
changed. The nummer of responses, both privately and to the list, was
enormous and served to verify what a great group the genealogy world
is.

In summation, almost all of the responses fell into one of two groups,
and the distribution was about equal between the groups. One group said
to use the modern name of the city/country and cited some official
sources for that view. The other group said to use the name and
location at the time that the event occurred. This group also cited
some official sources. In both cases, it was recommended that somewhere
within your data base, the alternate names and locations should be
referenced.

So it comes down to a personal choice, really. I personally lean toward
using the name at the time that the event occurred, but using notes as
to the current and perhaps even other names of the locale.

Thanks once again to all who wrote.

Howard Lewin
Commack, NY


Congratulations to Michael Goldstein #general

Jeff at SG
 

I wish to add my congratulations to Michael Goldstein for his election as
the next president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies. This is an important precedent and, in my opinion, it is most
appropriate that such a precedent be set in a Jewish organization by a
person >from Israel. Bravo IAJGS and its membership.

Jeff Malka
"SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen" website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic//


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Congratulations to Michael Goldstein #general

Jeff at SG
 

I wish to add my congratulations to Michael Goldstein for his election as
the next president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies. This is an important precedent and, in my opinion, it is most
appropriate that such a precedent be set in a Jewish organization by a
person >from Israel. Bravo IAJGS and its membership.

Jeff Malka
"SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen" website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic//


Re: Priluke Ukraine SIG #ukraine

sonyamskp@...
 

I understand there are three Prilukis. Would this SIG include the one
closest to Vinnitsa, Podolia Gub.? I don't know if I really have a
connection with Priluki, but my mother belatedly mentioned that she wanted
to go back to "Peraliki" (phonetic) and several Geners thought she may have
meant Priluki.

Sonia Pasis
Rockville, MD
sonyamskp@verizon.net

Subject: Priluki, Ukraine SIG
From: priluki2@verizon.net
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 06:31:32 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I'm in the process of re-activating the 104 member Priluki,
Ukraine SIG. Many of our members have changed their
email addresses, therefore, it would be appreciated if all past and
current members of this SIG would send me a message so that
I can update the SIG mailing addresses. It would also be helpful
to also send me the addresses of SIG members, with whom you
exchange messages.

Len Markowitz
Coordinator, Priluki SIG
priluki2@verizon.net


FW: Researcher #ukraine

sara_rotaru@...
 

Dear All,

I am looking information about a Cantor who was known as
"The Blind Cantor of Poltava". This cantor may be one of my ancentor.

I will appreciate any information available or were can I find it.


Sara Abrashkin-Rotaru


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Priluke Ukraine SIG #ukraine

sonyamskp@...
 

I understand there are three Prilukis. Would this SIG include the one
closest to Vinnitsa, Podolia Gub.? I don't know if I really have a
connection with Priluki, but my mother belatedly mentioned that she wanted
to go back to "Peraliki" (phonetic) and several Geners thought she may have
meant Priluki.

Sonia Pasis
Rockville, MD
sonyamskp@verizon.net

Subject: Priluki, Ukraine SIG
From: priluki2@verizon.net
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 06:31:32 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I'm in the process of re-activating the 104 member Priluki,
Ukraine SIG. Many of our members have changed their
email addresses, therefore, it would be appreciated if all past and
current members of this SIG would send me a message so that
I can update the SIG mailing addresses. It would also be helpful
to also send me the addresses of SIG members, with whom you
exchange messages.

Len Markowitz
Coordinator, Priluki SIG
priluki2@verizon.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: Researcher #ukraine

sara_rotaru@...
 

Dear All,

I am looking information about a Cantor who was known as
"The Blind Cantor of Poltava". This cantor may be one of my ancentor.

I will appreciate any information available or were can I find it.


Sara Abrashkin-Rotaru


Kamenets Podolsk Archive #ukraine

mmedavis@...
 

I can advise that the Kamenets Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi)
archive is currently stored at the address below:

Archives of Khmelnytskyi Oblast
[Derzhavnyi arkhiv Khmelnytskoi oblasti]
99 Hrushevsky st.,
29000 Khmelnytskyi
Ukraine Republic

Tel: +38(0382) 76-47-39, 79-27-74

I have been informed by a senior archivist at the Central
State Archive in Kiev that the KP archives are partially
restored and partially catalogued but are only accessible
through direct contact with the local archive (the data or
references are not on-line). I have written to the
Khmelnytskyi archive a couple of times but have not got
a reply. I have not telephoned them - I do not speak
Ukrainian or Russian - but my guess is that this is the
best way of getting a response.

Is there anyone within the group who has had success at
contacting this archive or can advise of a reliable
Ukrainian researcher who could undertake basic research?

Thanks

Martin Davis
London, England
mmedavis@hotmail.co.uk

Moderator's note: Please respond privately to Mr Davis if
recommending a researcher.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kamenets Podolsk Archive #ukraine

mmedavis@...
 

I can advise that the Kamenets Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi)
archive is currently stored at the address below:

Archives of Khmelnytskyi Oblast
[Derzhavnyi arkhiv Khmelnytskoi oblasti]
99 Hrushevsky st.,
29000 Khmelnytskyi
Ukraine Republic

Tel: +38(0382) 76-47-39, 79-27-74

I have been informed by a senior archivist at the Central
State Archive in Kiev that the KP archives are partially
restored and partially catalogued but are only accessible
through direct contact with the local archive (the data or
references are not on-line). I have written to the
Khmelnytskyi archive a couple of times but have not got
a reply. I have not telephoned them - I do not speak
Ukrainian or Russian - but my guess is that this is the
best way of getting a response.

Is there anyone within the group who has had success at
contacting this archive or can advise of a reliable
Ukrainian researcher who could undertake basic research?

Thanks

Martin Davis
London, England
mmedavis@hotmail.co.uk

Moderator's note: Please respond privately to Mr Davis if
recommending a researcher.