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Question About Immigrant Destinations In USA/Aid Societies #general

Teewinot
 

On the 1902 manifest for my ancestors, it says: "To C.Y.Y.S. have $1200.
to Seidenschnur 75 Market, NYC"

Does anyone know what C.Y.Y.S. is? I'm wondering if it's some sort of
aid society.

The weird part is that they're supposed to be going to "nephew Moische
Seidenschnur." No idea who that is. That surname doesn't seem to be
part of our family. I checked the 1900 census. There is no such person
there at 75 Market St.

On another manifest for 1901, someone was going to husband Harris
Seidenschnur at 75 Market St. He was not on the 1900 census for that
address either.

Were these people lying? Was this something people did to get into the
country if they had no real relatives to go to?

Thanks,
Jeri Friedman (Florida, but born in NY)
teewinot13@bellsouth.net

RESEARCHING: FRIEDMAN, MILLER (Grodno, Poland/Russia/Belarus)
GEIST (?,Russia) GLICKMAN, STURMAN (Lublin, Poland/Russia)
LIEB/LEIBOWITZ (Jassy/Iasi, Romania) GALINSKY, GELLIS (Suwalki, Poland/Russia)
KRASNOPOLSKY, SILBERMAN/SILVERMAN (Krasnopol, Poland/Russia)
KOPCIANSKY (?, Poland/Russia) GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?, Romania)
CYRULNIK (Suwalki, Poland/Russia and Kalvarija, Lithuania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question About Immigrant Destinations In USA/Aid Societies #general

Teewinot
 

On the 1902 manifest for my ancestors, it says: "To C.Y.Y.S. have $1200.
to Seidenschnur 75 Market, NYC"

Does anyone know what C.Y.Y.S. is? I'm wondering if it's some sort of
aid society.

The weird part is that they're supposed to be going to "nephew Moische
Seidenschnur." No idea who that is. That surname doesn't seem to be
part of our family. I checked the 1900 census. There is no such person
there at 75 Market St.

On another manifest for 1901, someone was going to husband Harris
Seidenschnur at 75 Market St. He was not on the 1900 census for that
address either.

Were these people lying? Was this something people did to get into the
country if they had no real relatives to go to?

Thanks,
Jeri Friedman (Florida, but born in NY)
teewinot13@bellsouth.net

RESEARCHING: FRIEDMAN, MILLER (Grodno, Poland/Russia/Belarus)
GEIST (?,Russia) GLICKMAN, STURMAN (Lublin, Poland/Russia)
LIEB/LEIBOWITZ (Jassy/Iasi, Romania) GALINSKY, GELLIS (Suwalki, Poland/Russia)
KRASNOPOLSKY, SILBERMAN/SILVERMAN (Krasnopol, Poland/Russia)
KOPCIANSKY (?, Poland/Russia) GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?, Romania)
CYRULNIK (Suwalki, Poland/Russia and Kalvarija, Lithuania)


Translation needed - Hebrew - Viewmate #hungary

Stuart Ungar
 

Hi,

I need translation to Hebrew for some gravestones. While they are 5 images, 4 of them are different parts of the same stone. One stone is >from Tiszalok, Hungary and one >from Leles (was Hungary and now Slovakia)

Help is GREATLY appreciated!

Here are the viewmate numbers:

18706
18707
18708
18709
18710

Thank you!
Stuart Ungar

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Translation needed - Hebrew - Viewmate #hungary

Stuart Ungar
 

Hi,

I need translation to Hebrew for some gravestones. While they are 5 images, 4 of them are different parts of the same stone. One stone is >from Tiszalok, Hungary and one >from Leles (was Hungary and now Slovakia)

Help is GREATLY appreciated!

Here are the viewmate numbers:

18706
18707
18708
18709
18710

Thank you!
Stuart Ungar

Moderator: Please respond off-list if you can help.


Searching for a town #belarus

arlette-doubnikof@...
 

Dears Genners=2C
My great grand father Boris or Bernard or Berko DUBNIKOFF had nephews
Robert born in Mogilev on 26 January 1878 and Louis Isaac born on 14 April
1872. Their father Maurice Moses DUBNIKOFF was tailor in 1900
in Alexandrovski(french document) I think it is ALEXANDRIA.
So I think my great grand father Boris is also born in BELARUS but I am
unable to find his town. On his death certificate in PARIS 21 October 1918
they wrote in french" born in HWASKER" I have no idea what word
they heard: perhaps GACHARSK or KHALTCH or another word because my grand-
father who was the witness spoke very little French and with a Yiddish
pronunciation.
Any ideas welcome

Arlette DOUBNIKOF
Saint-Brieuc - FRANCE-


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching for a town #belarus

arlette-doubnikof@...
 

Dears Genners=2C
My great grand father Boris or Bernard or Berko DUBNIKOFF had nephews
Robert born in Mogilev on 26 January 1878 and Louis Isaac born on 14 April
1872. Their father Maurice Moses DUBNIKOFF was tailor in 1900
in Alexandrovski(french document) I think it is ALEXANDRIA.
So I think my great grand father Boris is also born in BELARUS but I am
unable to find his town. On his death certificate in PARIS 21 October 1918
they wrote in french" born in HWASKER" I have no idea what word
they heard: perhaps GACHARSK or KHALTCH or another word because my grand-
father who was the witness spoke very little French and with a Yiddish
pronunciation.
Any ideas welcome

Arlette DOUBNIKOF
Saint-Brieuc - FRANCE-


Re: "dit" in name #france

m.steinberg@...
 

Hi Sheri,

Take a look at the following link:

http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/NomsPrenoms.htm

which explains:

...

"Another problem with denomination concerns the use of nicknames, often =
referred to as "dit names", because they are introduced in French by the =
word "dit" meaning "said", which abound in the nominative history of =
old Quebec. They have many origins: military nickname, sobriquet related =
to a physical characteristic, immigrant=92s place of origin, name of =
fief for nobles, mother=92s family name, father=92s first name, and so =
on. Some go back to the ancestor, while others are introduced by =
descendants; some are transmitted, others not; some belong to an entire =
family line, while others concern only a single branch. In short, it=92s =
a real hodgepodge! =46rom a practical point of view, an individual can =
be designated by a nickname at just about any time, and no rules can be =
made to predict when. That is why we have prepared, for information =
purposes, a list of all family name-nickname associations found in =
documents prior to 1800. The list does not take account of the order of =
name and nickname in the certificate, as the distinction between name =
and nickname was often not clear...."


Moshe Steinberg
Vancouver, Canada


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I'm looking through some earlyish Canadian records written in French. My
French is good enough that I can find the information I'm looking for, =
but
I've encountered something I don't understand. Some people seem to have =
two
last names with "dit" in the middle, for example, Jean Joseph Guyon dit
Dumonthier. This double surname is also passed on to his son. Is it the
equivalent of our hyphenated surnames, or something else? I know the =
meaning
of the word but I don't understand the context.

Thank you!
Sheri Prager
Sebastopol, California




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French SIG #France Re: "dit" in name #france

m.steinberg@...
 

Hi Sheri,

Take a look at the following link:

http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/NomsPrenoms.htm

which explains:

...

"Another problem with denomination concerns the use of nicknames, often =
referred to as "dit names", because they are introduced in French by the =
word "dit" meaning "said", which abound in the nominative history of =
old Quebec. They have many origins: military nickname, sobriquet related =
to a physical characteristic, immigrant=92s place of origin, name of =
fief for nobles, mother=92s family name, father=92s first name, and so =
on. Some go back to the ancestor, while others are introduced by =
descendants; some are transmitted, others not; some belong to an entire =
family line, while others concern only a single branch. In short, it=92s =
a real hodgepodge! =46rom a practical point of view, an individual can =
be designated by a nickname at just about any time, and no rules can be =
made to predict when. That is why we have prepared, for information =
purposes, a list of all family name-nickname associations found in =
documents prior to 1800. The list does not take account of the order of =
name and nickname in the certificate, as the distinction between name =
and nickname was often not clear...."


Moshe Steinberg
Vancouver, Canada


=
--------------------------------------------------------------------------=



I'm looking through some earlyish Canadian records written in French. My
French is good enough that I can find the information I'm looking for, =
but
I've encountered something I don't understand. Some people seem to have =
two
last names with "dit" in the middle, for example, Jean Joseph Guyon dit
Dumonthier. This double surname is also passed on to his son. Is it the
equivalent of our hyphenated surnames, or something else? I know the =
meaning
of the word but I don't understand the context.

Thank you!
Sheri Prager
Sebastopol, California




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Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #france

bounce-2211317-772957@...
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roff=E9, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roff=E9 is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roff=E9 comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker=

in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roff=E9 is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roff=E9 said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen:
JewishGen, (www.jewishgen.org), became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century?before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


French SIG #France Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #france

bounce-2211317-772957@...
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roff=E9, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roff=E9 is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roff=E9 comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker=

in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roff=E9 is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roff=E9 said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen:
JewishGen, (www.jewishgen.org), became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century?before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #courland #latvia

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century - before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #courland #latvia

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century - before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #southafrica

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century - before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #southafrica

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century - before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #ukraine

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century?before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #ukraine

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roffé comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roffé is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roffé said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen
JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century?before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Jelgava birth records 1854, marriage records 1854 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jelgava birth records 1854, marriage records 1854 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #latvia

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roff, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roff is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roff comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roff is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roff said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen:

JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage:

The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century -- before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein


Latvia SIG #Latvia Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #latvia

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that Sarina
Roff, a respected family historian and journalist with a background in
communications and nonprofit management, has been elected unanimously
to a position on its Board. JewishGen is an affiliate of the Museum of
Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the Board's
search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more delighted to
welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be looking to her for
fresh ideas on how to expand our programming and online resources to
include Jewish communities that, up until now, have been under-
represented in our work. Her knowledge and experience are sure to prove
invaluable as we look to expand our outreach activities."

Ms. Roff is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and an
active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New York)
(JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with Sephardic
and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized authority on the
history and culture of Aleppan Jewry.

Ms. Roff comes to JewishGen with wide experience as a writer and speaker
in the fields of marketing, fundraising, deaf education and public
relations. She served as President of the National Cued Speech Association
from 2002-2008 and as the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice >from 1996-2002. Currently, Ms. Roff is the
Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New York, NY, a
nonprofit organization that fundraises for its rabbinical training program
in Israel, and support for schools and outreach centers in more than sixty
cities worldwide.

When asked how she felt about joining the JewishGen Board, Ms. Roff said,
"It is both a great honor and opportunity to be asked to help guide this
important organization. I believe deeply in the richness and diversity of
our Jewish heritage and in the role family history can play in illuminating
our collective past. By providing our children with documentary proof of
their roots, we are grounding them for the future. I hope those who are
not working yet with JewishGen will consider doing so."

Observed Dr. Fishbein, "When we speak of 'Am Yisrael' we speak of one
worldwide Jewish community. It is the mission of JewishGen to strengthen
our community by providing family history researchers with easy access to a
wealth of online Jewish genealogical information. Jewish tradition teaches
that when we honor our ancestors we honor ourselves. By working together we
can achieve what none of us can do alone, the collection, preservation and
dissemination of Jewish family history. Having Sarina on our leadership
team brings us another step closer to realizing this important goal."

About JewishGen:

JewishGen, www.jewishgen.org, became an affiliate of the Museum in 2003. An
Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 and has grown >from a
bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass roots effort bringing
together hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide in a virtual
community centered on discovering Jewish ancestral roots and history.
Researchers use JewishGen to share genealogical information, techniques, and
case studies. With a growing database of more than 18 million records, the
website is a forum for the exchange of information about Jewish life and
family history, and has enabled thousands of families to connect and
re-connect in a way never before possible. JewishGen is also the largest
provider of Jewish content to Ancestry.com.

About the Museum of Jewish Heritage:

The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and
backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past
century -- before, during, and after the Holocaust. Special exhibitions have
included The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service, and Beyond Swastika and Jim
Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges. The Museum offers visitors
a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It also is
home to Keeping History Center, an interactive visitor experience, and Andy
Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones. The Museum receives general
operating support >from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Rand Fishbein

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