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Cantors in Wien #austria-czech

Daniella Alyagon
 

Is anyone aware of a list of cantors in Wien, Austria around the period of WW1?
 
A relative told me that a cousin (part of the Messer family) was an opera singer in the state opera and a cantor in Wien circa 1914.
 
Any help finding the name of this cousin would be great.
 
Thsnk you and happy holidays,
 
Daniella Alyagon

נשלח ממכשיר Huawei שלי


Re: Login to JewishGen

Lois Sernoff
 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

I am beginning to become acclimated to the new format - grudgingly.  However, if I have to log-in every time I wish to see the message for which an answer is being given (either the new login or the old one) I will go crazy.  With all this modernizing of the platform, which I can understand, why is it so difficult to include the message (or a portion of it) with the response?

 

Lois Sernoff (suburban Phila, PA, USA)


Re: receiving multiple digests and duplicate emails

Diane Jacobs
 

How do I change from digest to individual
E mails ??
Diane Jacobs



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Marian <mac4shop@...>
 

I tried Roots Magic once.  I went back to Reunion.


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

Carolyn Lea
 

I agree with Vicki Adelson. This is a mess and harder to read visually for some reason. And a day or two ago someone was told my the moderator to not use white lettering on spring green. Yet that is being done by Jgen in the new format - just a slightly darker shade of green. - white lettering is harder to read against anything but a very dark background and should just be avoided.Why change something that was fine before?

Carolyn Lea Schwarzbaum


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

Carolyn Lea
 

I totally agree with you Judith. This is a step back ward - not forward. 

The old format was much easier to read and follow. 

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum)


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Laurie Sosna
 

Most importantly:
Make sure the software you decide on can run in your version of MacOS. The latest MacOS (10.15 Catalina) will not run 32 bit programs.
Check each website for compatibility.
RootsMagic 7 is the current version available. It will not run in Catalina. 
RootsMagic 8 will, but has not been released yet. There's a post on the RootsMagic Blog about this. http://blog.rootsmagic.com/?p=3297

I've been using Reunion for many years. A solid program. Updates are not free, which, over time, can add up to a lot of money.
Here's a list of programs available: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Mac_Genealogy_Software

Most programs have a demo you can download and try. Try one, add 10 people, 10 sources, etc. 
Each program should let you export the data as a GEDCOM file, which you can import into the next program you try.


Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

dobrins@...
 

I thought I was the only one please, please hurry up and figure out what you are doing. I can't make heads or tails of your new format. Nothing flows. Graphically everything is big and takes up more space and less is said. What I primarily am trying to figure out if you are still maintaining the old way and this is just a separate discussion or you are eliminating the old discussion groups. What is the meaning of Digest#1, Digest #2, What is main? I am lost in your new format.
Marlene Dobrin


Re: ניסיון לכתוב בעברית (Attempt to write in Hebrew)

frafif@...
 

On my Win 10 computer in Edge right CTRL + SHIFT moves the cursor to the right


New Format

beverlysteinman
 

This new format is not user friendly.
Please return old format.  Thx.


Gwen FELDMAN nee GREENSTONE #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

My relative Harry FELDMAN was born in Coalbrook, OFS, in 1915 and died in
Johannesburg in 1981 and is buried in West Park. For many years he was a
doctor in Brakpan.
He was married to Gwen nee GREENSTONE. Gwen was born or raised in Durban.
They did not have children. It seems that she is not buried in West Park.
I am searching for the following information: where and when was she born?
What are the names of her parents and where did she die and where buried?
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Gwen FELDMAN nee GREENSTONE #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

My relative Harry FELDMAN was born in Coalbrook, OFS, in 1915 and died in
Johannesburg in 1981 and is buried in West Park. For many years he was a
doctor in Brakpan.
He was married to Gwen nee GREENSTONE. Gwen was born or raised in Durban.
They did not have children. It seems that she is not buried in West Park.
I am searching for the following information: where and when was she born?
What are the names of her parents and where did she die and where buried?
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Michael Shade
 

Jo Ann,

I use MacFamilyTree, it does everything I've ever wanted it to do (and a lot more besides). It is designed for the Mac, and very easy to use, and has excellent reports, charts and Tree visualisations. It syncs to its own cloud storage, and there's a mobile version for iPhone/iPad, and you can keep all devices in sync.

There's a new version out recently, still on half-price offer.

https://www.syniumsoftware.com/macfamilytree

Best wishes,

Michael
--
Michael Shade
Brighton, UK
michael@...

http://twentyone-seven.blogspot.co.uk/
Researching: Schreibman (Pinsk), Zaturensky (Pinsk); Ilyutovich (Lida), Levin (Gomel), Belagratsky (Lida); Frankensztajn (Gąbin), Zegelman (Gąbin), Szczawinski (Gąbin), Chern (Słubice), Kohn (Nadarzyn), Igla (Nadarzyn); Waksman (Gniewoszow), Szechtman (Irena/Dęblin), Glasman (Gniewoszow), Landenbaum (Bobrowniki), Ejsensztat (Granica), Szteinberg (Granica), Elbsztejn (Bobrowniki)


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

JoAnne Goldberg
 

Anyone having trouble with the new format may prefer to receive individual emails vs the digest. For me, it's easier to hit the delete button a few more times than to deal with a digest that contains unrelated emails.


Re: Finding relatives #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

JewishGen has a very large database of records from pre-Trianon Hungary. To start researching your relatives, add your names with the places where they lived to the JewishGen Family Finder. If your relatives lived in Hungary before the end of WWI, very likely that the places are now in Slovakia, Romania, or Ukraine, and not within borders of presentday Hungary. (Hungary lost 2/3 of its former territory at the end of WWI). Send your inquiry to the Hungarian discussion list with additional information given names, dates, and places.  Identify sources you have already consulted.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director


Re: IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project site migrated to new address

Hilary Henkin
 

This is wonderful news.

Thanks to all who worked on keeping this site available.  I had carefully bookmarked its URL for several years because it seemed to be "forgotten."  (Even now, it is difficult to find at JewishGen.)

It serves a very different purpose than the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry.  While the JOWBR documents individual burials, and contains information about people, the Cemetery Project documents the cemeteries themselves.  If you want to know which possible locations in a given city might contain Jewish burials, this site does that.  If you want to know who is managing a cemetery,  or contact information, or history of a cemetery, use the IAJGS Jewish Cemetery Project.

Some of the information may be older, but it is still very useful.  One suggestion:  While there is a link from the Cemetery Project home page to the JOWBR home page, there is no reciprocal link from the JOWBR to the Cemetery Project.)

Thanks Ellen, Mary,  Kitty, and everyone else who have kept this project!

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area



On 10/13/2019 3:11 AM, Phrases1 via Groups.Jewishgen.Org wrote:
http://iajgscemetery.org/ is the new URL for the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project. Our heartfelt thanks go to Kitty Cooper for decades as webmaster and to her friend Mary Nevius, who just "rescued" the old site. 
Please let us know if you have any issues with the updated site.
Ellen Sadove Renck 
Coordinator, IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project 


NY City Area Cemeteries - Offering Assistance

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to complete my NY City area cemetery visits before the snow flies for the winter.

If anyone needs assistance with photos of graves please feel free to contact me, understanding that I ask you to have the information on the location of the grave, ie cemetery, etc.  The larger cemeteries all have online databases (which are better sources than the third party sites).  Please don't send me a request cousin Moshie died in New York can you photograph his grave .....

The cemeteries that I will be prioritizing include

Mount Zion (Maspeth Queens)
Mount Carmel
Mount Judah
Mount Lebannon
Mount Hebron
Montefiore (Old in Springfield Gardens, Queens)

I might try a few others sort of depending on requests.  I have been to and might go back to New Montifore on Long Island.  People are asking about Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn and I am hesitant because they are not online and less organized with their records to find the graves but I might try.

I ask you to be as specific as possible with the name and the date and if it was a child please warn me because those graves are usually separated in the plot and those stones may not have survived the decades as well.

I appreciate but do not require a few dollars in return to help with the expenses of doing this for everyone.

It is an interesting and sort of peaceful effort walking these cemeteries.  Last weekend I got flagged down by a family to become the extra man so they could say their prayers. Of course I obliged even though I did not know anyone included the deceased. 

Also happy to assist with information or tips as I can about the cemeteries and searches and NYC records.  Feel free to ask email questions.

Allan Jordan

PS Hope I did this correctly -- its my first try on the new discussion group system


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Jeff Marx
 

I have been using Reunion for years and currently store 45,000 names on it without any difficulty. It slices! It dices! It produces all sorts of charts (I tend to use the indented descendent). It allows you to enter every conceivable field that you would like or keep the fields down to a minimum. Also the support desk is phenomenal! I love the program.


Topic conversation online

Eva Lawrence
 

It would be helpful to have the date of online posts as well as the name of the person posting.. This is always available in the email digest.


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Joel weiner
 

I've used Reunion from Leister Pro for decades, and it's great. They also provide terrific user support.
Joel

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