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JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland Opatow Town Leader Judy Golan receives Tagger award. #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

For her paper "Reading Between the Lines" - based on a study of the
Jewish records of Opatow - JRI-Poland Town Leader Judy Golan has
been awarded the International Institute of Jewish Genealogy (Jerusalem)
Mathilde Tagger 2nd Prize for original, unpublished research in Jewish
genealogy.

The IIJG commendation noted that paper's "findings can help make sense
of otherwise inexplicable genealogical findings and explain why
ancestors chose the mates they did. In short - this is a contribution
both to history and genealogical explication."

In describing the inspiration for her study, Golan stated, "Having
access to a complete database of an area's extracted surviving Jewish
records is a windfall for the serious researcher investigating family
roots in an ancestral home Fascinating surname changes, clerk errors
and handwriting mis-deciphers all help us over that 'brick wall'. For
the genealogical academic, a complete database of a town's records
provides creative opportunities for analyzing a bigger picture: Jewish
life in 19th century."

With access to digital images of the records in the Sandomierz and
Kielce Archives, Golan fully extracted records >from several towns, and
then spent a year analyzing and comparing specific data >from the two
towns. The findings were presented at the IAJGS 2015 Conference in
Jerusalem and in a paper entitled "Reading Between the Lines:
Mining Jewish History through Extraction of Archive Data."

The specific data compared was the high frequency of "other" towns
listed in birth, marriage and death registrations. While the majority
of records >from a town typically list that town as the place where the
birth, marriage or death took place, the Opatow records refer to a
disproportionate number of "other towns." Analysis of Opatow
statistics benchmarked against those >from the Dzialoszyce records
confirmed this.

Further investigation of the towns listed in Opatow marriage records
showed that the diversity and extent of town representation was
actually a mirror of historical reality and forces. At the same time it
dictated the answer to the question, "where do you go to find a spouse
in 19th century Poland if you don't marry your cousin or neighbor?"

At the February 2013 signing ceremony of the new agreement between
JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives, General Director Wladyslaw
Stepniak observed that the size and scope of the JRI-Poland database is
an immense resource for academic research. Judy Golan's award-winning
paper is an important example of Director Stepniak's observation.

The announcement of the award and the paper were posted online today.
Read the announcement at: http://iijg.org/research/research_prize/
The direct link for the paper is:
http://iijg.org/research/reading-between-the-lines/

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI-Poland Opatow Town Leader Judy Golan receives Tagger award. #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

For her paper "Reading Between the Lines" - based on a study of the
Jewish records of Opatow - JRI-Poland Town Leader Judy Golan has
been awarded the International Institute of Jewish Genealogy (Jerusalem)
Mathilde Tagger 2nd Prize for original, unpublished research in Jewish
genealogy.

The IIJG commendation noted that paper's "findings can help make sense
of otherwise inexplicable genealogical findings and explain why
ancestors chose the mates they did. In short - this is a contribution
both to history and genealogical explication."

In describing the inspiration for her study, Golan stated, "Having
access to a complete database of an area's extracted surviving Jewish
records is a windfall for the serious researcher investigating family
roots in an ancestral home Fascinating surname changes, clerk errors
and handwriting mis-deciphers all help us over that 'brick wall'. For
the genealogical academic, a complete database of a town's records
provides creative opportunities for analyzing a bigger picture: Jewish
life in 19th century."

With access to digital images of the records in the Sandomierz and
Kielce Archives, Golan fully extracted records >from several towns, and
then spent a year analyzing and comparing specific data >from the two
towns. The findings were presented at the IAJGS 2015 Conference in
Jerusalem and in a paper entitled "Reading Between the Lines:
Mining Jewish History through Extraction of Archive Data."

The specific data compared was the high frequency of "other" towns
listed in birth, marriage and death registrations. While the majority
of records >from a town typically list that town as the place where the
birth, marriage or death took place, the Opatow records refer to a
disproportionate number of "other towns." Analysis of Opatow
statistics benchmarked against those >from the Dzialoszyce records
confirmed this.

Further investigation of the towns listed in Opatow marriage records
showed that the diversity and extent of town representation was
actually a mirror of historical reality and forces. At the same time it
dictated the answer to the question, "where do you go to find a spouse
in 19th century Poland if you don't marry your cousin or neighbor?"

At the February 2013 signing ceremony of the new agreement between
JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives, General Director Wladyslaw
Stepniak observed that the size and scope of the JRI-Poland database is
an immense resource for academic research. Judy Golan's award-winning
paper is an important example of Director Stepniak's observation.

The announcement of the award and the paper were posted online today.
Read the announcement at: http://iijg.org/research/research_prize/
The direct link for the paper is:
http://iijg.org/research/reading-between-the-lines/

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Wilkowrosky, Russia #general

Igor Holyboroda
 

On 29 Jan 2016 "Marcia E. DeVries" <marciadv@...> wrote:

I have a copy of a passenger manifest >from Hamburg to New York.
... I believe my uncle was on this ship, and as far as I know
he and his family were >from Vilkomir, Russia. On the manifest,
the place of origin by his name is Wilkowrosky, Russia.
Would that be the same as Vilkomir?
Dear Marcia!

I think he really may have been called in documents as Vilkomirsky,
meaning in oral Russian ">from Vilkomir" (Ukmerge), now Lithuania.

Letter m probably was changed to w.

Regards,
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wilkowrosky, Russia #general

Igor Holyboroda
 

On 29 Jan 2016 "Marcia E. DeVries" <marciadv@...> wrote:

I have a copy of a passenger manifest >from Hamburg to New York.
... I believe my uncle was on this ship, and as far as I know
he and his family were >from Vilkomir, Russia. On the manifest,
the place of origin by his name is Wilkowrosky, Russia.
Would that be the same as Vilkomir?
Dear Marcia!

I think he really may have been called in documents as Vilkomirsky,
meaning in oral Russian ">from Vilkomir" (Ukmerge), now Lithuania.

Letter m probably was changed to w.

Regards,
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.


NYC stillbirths 1942 #general

Sandra Krisch
 

Dear friends,

My younger sister, whom I never knew, was stillborn in 1942. The event
is listed in NYC stillbirths, giving the date as November 27, 1942.

Is there any way for me to learn anything more: e.g., hospital, cause
of death, etc? I especially would like to know if the infant was born
alive and died shortly thereafter or whether she never breathed. Is
there anything I can find out at this late date? Family members who
might have known anything are long gone.

Many thanks,

Sandra KRISCH
Carefree, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC stillbirths 1942 #general

Sandra Krisch
 

Dear friends,

My younger sister, whom I never knew, was stillborn in 1942. The event
is listed in NYC stillbirths, giving the date as November 27, 1942.

Is there any way for me to learn anything more: e.g., hospital, cause
of death, etc? I especially would like to know if the infant was born
alive and died shortly thereafter or whether she never breathed. Is
there anything I can find out at this late date? Family members who
might have known anything are long gone.

Many thanks,

Sandra KRISCH
Carefree, AZ


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Benoni & Graaff Reinet: Looking for photos and stories #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Do you have connections to Benoni or Graaff Reinet?

I am looking for photos or stories that you can share.

Please contact me at eli@...

For more details see:

http://elirab.me/genealogy/five-new-kehilalinks/

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


Benoni & Graaff Reinet: Looking for photos and stories #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Do you have connections to Benoni or Graaff Reinet?

I am looking for photos or stories that you can share.

Please contact me at eli@...

For more details see:

http://elirab.me/genealogy/five-new-kehilalinks/

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


JRI-Poland Opatow Town Leader Judy Golan receives Tagger award. #general

Stanley Diamond
 

For her paper "Reading Between the Lines" - based on a study of the
Jewish records of Opatow, JRI-Poland Town Leader Judy Golan has been
awarded the International Institute of Jewish Genealogy (Jerusalem)
Mathilde Tagger 2nd Prize for original, unpublished research in Jewish
genealogy.

The IIJG commendation noted that the paper's "findings can help make sense
of otherwise inexplicable genealogical findings and explain why
ancestors chose the mates they did. In short - this is a contribution
both to history and genealogical explication."

In describing the inspiration for her study, Golan stated, "Having
access to a complete database of an area's extracted surviving Jewish
records is a windfall for the serious researcher investigating family
roots in an ancestral home Fascinating surname changes, clerk errors
and handwriting mis-deciphers all help us over that 'brick wall'. For
the genealogical academic, a complete database of a town's records
provides creative opportunities for analyzing a bigger picture: Jewish
life in 19th century."

With access to digital images of the records in the Sandomierz and
Kielce Archives, Golan fully extracted records >from several towns, and
then spent a year analyzing and comparing specific data >from the two
towns. The findings were presented at the IAJGS 2015 Conference in
Jerusalem and in a paper entitled "Reading Between the Lines: Mining
Jewish History through Extraction of Archive Data."

The specific data compared was the high frequency of "other" towns
listed in birth, marriage and death registrations. While the majority
of records >from a town typically list that town as the place where the
birth, marriage or death took place, the Opatow records refer to a
disproportionate number of "other towns." Analysis of Opatow statistics
benchmarked against those >from the Dzialoszyce records confirmed this.
Further investigation of the towns listed in Opatow marriage records
showed that the diversity and extent of town representation was
actually a mirror of historical reality and forces. At the same time it
dictated the answer to the question, "where do you go to find a spouse
in 19th century Poland if you don't marry your cousin or neighbor?"

At the February 2013 signing ceremony of the new agreement between
JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives, General Director Wladyslaw
Stepniak observed that the size and scope of the JRI-Poland database is
an immense resource for academic research. Judy Golan's award-winning
paper is an important example of Director Stepniak's observation.

The announcement of the award and the paper were posted online today.
Read the announcement at: http://iijg.org/research/research_prize/
The direct link for the paper is:
http://iijg.org/research/reading-between-the-lines/

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland Opatow Town Leader Judy Golan receives Tagger award. #general

Stanley Diamond
 

For her paper "Reading Between the Lines" - based on a study of the
Jewish records of Opatow, JRI-Poland Town Leader Judy Golan has been
awarded the International Institute of Jewish Genealogy (Jerusalem)
Mathilde Tagger 2nd Prize for original, unpublished research in Jewish
genealogy.

The IIJG commendation noted that the paper's "findings can help make sense
of otherwise inexplicable genealogical findings and explain why
ancestors chose the mates they did. In short - this is a contribution
both to history and genealogical explication."

In describing the inspiration for her study, Golan stated, "Having
access to a complete database of an area's extracted surviving Jewish
records is a windfall for the serious researcher investigating family
roots in an ancestral home Fascinating surname changes, clerk errors
and handwriting mis-deciphers all help us over that 'brick wall'. For
the genealogical academic, a complete database of a town's records
provides creative opportunities for analyzing a bigger picture: Jewish
life in 19th century."

With access to digital images of the records in the Sandomierz and
Kielce Archives, Golan fully extracted records >from several towns, and
then spent a year analyzing and comparing specific data >from the two
towns. The findings were presented at the IAJGS 2015 Conference in
Jerusalem and in a paper entitled "Reading Between the Lines: Mining
Jewish History through Extraction of Archive Data."

The specific data compared was the high frequency of "other" towns
listed in birth, marriage and death registrations. While the majority
of records >from a town typically list that town as the place where the
birth, marriage or death took place, the Opatow records refer to a
disproportionate number of "other towns." Analysis of Opatow statistics
benchmarked against those >from the Dzialoszyce records confirmed this.
Further investigation of the towns listed in Opatow marriage records
showed that the diversity and extent of town representation was
actually a mirror of historical reality and forces. At the same time it
dictated the answer to the question, "where do you go to find a spouse
in 19th century Poland if you don't marry your cousin or neighbor?"

At the February 2013 signing ceremony of the new agreement between
JRI-Poland and the Polish State Archives, General Director Wladyslaw
Stepniak observed that the size and scope of the JRI-Poland database is
an immense resource for academic research. Judy Golan's award-winning
paper is an important example of Director Stepniak's observation.

The announcement of the award and the paper were posted online today.
Read the announcement at: http://iijg.org/research/research_prize/
The direct link for the paper is:
http://iijg.org/research/reading-between-the-lines/

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Need gravestone photo from Iasi, Romania #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of a gravestone photo >from the Iasi, Romania Jewish Cemetery.

If anyone can take that for me please contact me privately at talasky@...

Terry Lasky
Centennial, Colorado, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need gravestone photo from Iasi, Romania #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of a gravestone photo >from the Iasi, Romania Jewish Cemetery.

If anyone can take that for me please contact me privately at talasky@...

Terry Lasky
Centennial, Colorado, USA


Out-of-city deaths in the NYC death index #general

Renee Steinig
 

It's been my impression that New York City death indexes designate
out-of-city deaths with the letter Y and a separate numbering
sequence, and that registration of those deaths is required if burial
is to be in New York City.

But I have run into two instances when someone both died and was
buried outside the city, yet is listed in the New York City index. For
example, a death in January 1969 is listed with the certificate number
Y 00033; the grave is at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New
Jersey. Does anyone have any idea why this death would have been
registered with New York City?

Thanks.

Renee

Renee Steinig


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Out-of-city deaths in the NYC death index #general

Renee Steinig
 

It's been my impression that New York City death indexes designate
out-of-city deaths with the letter Y and a separate numbering
sequence, and that registration of those deaths is required if burial
is to be in New York City.

But I have run into two instances when someone both died and was
buried outside the city, yet is listed in the New York City index. For
example, a death in January 1969 is listed with the certificate number
Y 00033; the grave is at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New
Jersey. Does anyone have any idea why this death would have been
registered with New York City?

Thanks.

Renee

Renee Steinig


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI ancestry #rabbinic

Robert Tachna
 

Can anyone confirm, clarify, or tell me otherwise if the Chacham Tzvi
Hersh ASHKENAZI is the 2nd generation great grandson of Dreizel
(Therese) BUNIM-MEISELS who is the wife of Rabbi Simcha Bunim MEISELS
and the daughter of Rabbi Moshe ben Israel ISSERLES the REMA?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna


Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI ancestry #rabbinic

Robert Tachna
 

Can anyone confirm, clarify, or tell me otherwise if the Chacham Tzvi
Hersh ASHKENAZI is the 2nd generation great grandson of Dreizel
(Therese) BUNIM-MEISELS who is the wife of Rabbi Simcha Bunim MEISELS
and the daughter of Rabbi Moshe ben Israel ISSERLES the REMA?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Sephardic DNA #sephardic

Kim Salisbury
 

Dear all,
There have been a number of emails lately requesting information
about which dna test is best for showing Sephardic dna. I would also
like to know any answers to this.

Warmest wishes,

Kim Salisbury


Sephardic DNA #sephardic

Kim Salisbury
 

Dear all,
There have been a number of emails lately requesting information
about which dna test is best for showing Sephardic dna. I would also
like to know any answers to this.

Warmest wishes,

Kim Salisbury


Sephardic DNA #dna

Kim Salisbury
 

Dear all,
There have been a number of emails lately requesting information
about which dna test is best for showing Sephardic dna. I would also
like to know any answers to this.

Warmest wishes,

Kim Salisbury


DNA Research #DNA Sephardic DNA #dna

Kim Salisbury
 

Dear all,
There have been a number of emails lately requesting information
about which dna test is best for showing Sephardic dna. I would also
like to know any answers to this.

Warmest wishes,

Kim Salisbury

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