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(US-MA) Jewish Heritage Center Addition to Digital Archive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Heritage Center which is located at the New England Historic
Genealogical Society announced an additional 6,000 records to their digital
archive. There are a total of more than 1.2 million documents that have
been digitized and on the website. These records are predominately >from the
Records of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Boston Port and the
Boston Jewish Times (1945-1992). They also created online finding aids for
four collections:
.The Chevra Kadusha of Boston Records
.The Israel Numismatic Society Records
.The Labor Lyceum Association of Brockton
.The Laymen's Institute Records

To read more about the digital archives see:
https://ajhsboston.org/digital_archives/

If you go to Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Digital Archives,
https://ajhsboston.org/2013/07/16/tips-and-tricks-for-navigating-the-digital-archives/,
the link they placed for going to the OCLC WorldCat does not work, but if you go
directly to http://www.worldcat.org/ you will be able to create a free account on
WorldCat which you will need if you wish to submit a reference request to the
American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives (AJHS-NEA).

To browse the AJHGS-NEA go to: http://cdm15869.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ajhs/
For example, The Jewish Times (Boston) collection is based on a weekly
newspaper >from 1945-1992 which is open to researchers and no user name is
required. It covered much of the same ground as The Jewish Advocate but is
another perspective on events impacting the Jewish community. This
collection may be browsed by volume it is not a name search collection.

To visit the Jewish Heritage Center see:
https://www.americanancestors.org/jhc. This is a collaborative effort
between the American Jewish Historical Society and the New England Historic
Genealogical Society. In 2015 the New England Archives of the American
Jewish Historical Society were permanently deposited at the New England
Historic Genealogical Society.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-MA) Jewish Heritage Center Addition to Digital Archive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Heritage Center which is located at the New England Historic
Genealogical Society announced an additional 6,000 records to their digital
archive. There are a total of more than 1.2 million documents that have
been digitized and on the website. These records are predominately >from the
Records of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Boston Port and the
Boston Jewish Times (1945-1992). They also created online finding aids for
four collections:
.The Chevra Kadusha of Boston Records
.The Israel Numismatic Society Records
.The Labor Lyceum Association of Brockton
.The Laymen's Institute Records

To read more about the digital archives see:
https://ajhsboston.org/digital_archives/

If you go to Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Digital Archives,
https://ajhsboston.org/2013/07/16/tips-and-tricks-for-navigating-the-digital-archives/,
the link they placed for going to the OCLC WorldCat does not work, but if you go
directly to http://www.worldcat.org/ you will be able to create a free account on
WorldCat which you will need if you wish to submit a reference request to the
American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives (AJHS-NEA).

To browse the AJHGS-NEA go to: http://cdm15869.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ajhs/
For example, The Jewish Times (Boston) collection is based on a weekly
newspaper >from 1945-1992 which is open to researchers and no user name is
required. It covered much of the same ground as The Jewish Advocate but is
another perspective on events impacting the Jewish community. This
collection may be browsed by volume it is not a name search collection.

To visit the Jewish Heritage Center see:
https://www.americanancestors.org/jhc. This is a collaborative effort
between the American Jewish Historical Society and the New England Historic
Genealogical Society. In 2015 the New England Archives of the American
Jewish Historical Society were permanently deposited at the New England
Historic Genealogical Society.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

wenglenski virginie <vwenglen@...>
 

Hello,

I have just posted 1 document on JewishGen written in Russian and I would need a
translation.

Act 9 concerns the act of marriage of a man named Michail Szwarcberg.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54682

Thank you very much.

Virginie Wenglenski


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

wenglenski virginie <vwenglen@...>
 

Hello,

I have just posted 1 document on JewishGen written in Russian and I would need a
translation.

Act 9 concerns the act of marriage of a man named Michail Szwarcberg.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54682

Thank you very much.

Virginie Wenglenski


ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


Basic 4: New JewishGen Eduction Class May 15-May 29 #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 -
May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education Forum website
open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with skill building exercises
will help you learn your way to research your family on the Belarus SIG website.
Students will be able to work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to
their computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify for
JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org.
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


Belarus SIG #Belarus Basic 4: New JewishGen Eduction Class May 15-May 29 #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 -
May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education Forum website
open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with skill building exercises
will help you learn your way to research your family on the Belarus SIG website.
Students will be able to work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to
their computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify for
JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org.
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


Newbie - not finding any information about Polish ancestors #general

Elad Benjamin
 

Hi,

New on the forum, have read through the tips, however not getting traction. My
grandparents were >from southern Poland, and most of their families were killed in
the Holocaust - 12 brothers and sisters, their parents and children.

My family never spoke much about them, so I'm working off of imperfect
information - but I still expected to find something...am not getting
a single hit or verification for any of the names that I have.

The families lived in Kielce (grandmother) and Stryi (grandfather)
before the war. Stryi is now part of the Ukraine.

Any pointers on finding more accurate information would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Elad Benjamin
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Newbie - not finding any information about Polish ancestors #general

Elad Benjamin
 

Hi,

New on the forum, have read through the tips, however not getting traction. My
grandparents were >from southern Poland, and most of their families were killed in
the Holocaust - 12 brothers and sisters, their parents and children.

My family never spoke much about them, so I'm working off of imperfect
information - but I still expected to find something...am not getting
a single hit or verification for any of the names that I have.

The families lived in Kielce (grandmother) and Stryi (grandfather)
before the war. Stryi is now part of the Ukraine.

Any pointers on finding more accurate information would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Elad Benjamin
Israel


Re: Sealed Train (from Germany to Lisbon) #general

P. S. Wyant
 

Shalom, Edy,

I would suggest Weber, "The Lisbon Route - Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe"
(Dee, 2011), ISBN 978-1-56663-876-0 (hc); 978-1-56663-892-0 (elec.). I will
also send you information privately >from my own family history which details
the journey, paperwork, route, etc.

Regards,

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

-----Original Message-----
From: e.netter@verizon.net e.netter@verizon.net
I am researching my grandmother's escape >from Germany (Goeppingen, near Stuttgart)
by "sealed train" and then, on May 15, 1941, on the SS Siboney >from Lisbon to NYC.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Sealed Train (from Germany to Lisbon) #general

P. S. Wyant
 

Shalom, Edy,

I would suggest Weber, "The Lisbon Route - Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe"
(Dee, 2011), ISBN 978-1-56663-876-0 (hc); 978-1-56663-892-0 (elec.). I will
also send you information privately >from my own family history which details
the journey, paperwork, route, etc.

Regards,

Peter Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

-----Original Message-----
From: e.netter@verizon.net e.netter@verizon.net
I am researching my grandmother's escape >from Germany (Goeppingen, near Stuttgart)
by "sealed train" and then, on May 15, 1941, on the SS Siboney >from Lisbon to NYC.


Re: Travel to Europe from US #general

Susan&David
 

There should be a column 17 on the second page of the 1909 manifest:
"Whether ever before in the United States; If so when and where"

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Sheryl F Stahl sstahl@huc.edu wrote:

I found my ggm on a ship manifest coming to the US in 1903, and then
again in 1909. So obviously, she had gone back to Galicia in between.
But how do I find out when that was?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Travel to Europe from US #general

Susan&David
 

There should be a column 17 on the second page of the 1909 manifest:
"Whether ever before in the United States; If so when and where"

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Sheryl F Stahl sstahl@huc.edu wrote:

I found my ggm on a ship manifest coming to the US in 1903, and then
again in 1909. So obviously, she had gone back to Galicia in between.
But how do I find out when that was?


New Book by Dr. Alexander Beider: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Mediterranean Region, Volume 1: Maghreb, Gibraltar and Malta. #sephardic

Gary Mokotoff
 

Avotaynu has just published Dr. Alexander Beider's first book on Sephardic
surnames. Its title is "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Mediterranean Region - Volume 1 - Maghreb, Malta and Gibraltar,"

The book identifies nearly 2,000 independent root surnames >from which more
than 10,000 variant surnames are derived. A typical entry contains three
sections: Main, Origin and Variants.
. The Main section identifies the surname and spelling variants (in both
Latin and Hebrew characters), where in the region it was used, earliest
references, and bibliographic source of the information. There are nearly
300 sources >from which Dr. Beider draws his conclusions.
. The Origin section includes an identification of bearers of the name as
having a single common ancestor (monogenetic) or multiple independent
ancestors (polygenetic). This is followed by the etymology-the linguistic
origin of the name.
. Finally, the Variant section shows the main variants of the name that
exist in the region.

The book is 728 pages, hardcover. It can be ordered at
http://avotaynu.com/books/Maghreb.html . The website also includes a
complete list of names, a sample entry >from the dictionary (the surname
Abecassis) and the Table of Contents.

Gary Mokotoff


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim New Book by Dr. Alexander Beider: A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Mediterranean Region, Volume 1: Maghreb, Gibraltar and Malta. #sephardic

Gary Mokotoff
 

Avotaynu has just published Dr. Alexander Beider's first book on Sephardic
surnames. Its title is "A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the
Mediterranean Region - Volume 1 - Maghreb, Malta and Gibraltar,"

The book identifies nearly 2,000 independent root surnames >from which more
than 10,000 variant surnames are derived. A typical entry contains three
sections: Main, Origin and Variants.
. The Main section identifies the surname and spelling variants (in both
Latin and Hebrew characters), where in the region it was used, earliest
references, and bibliographic source of the information. There are nearly
300 sources >from which Dr. Beider draws his conclusions.
. The Origin section includes an identification of bearers of the name as
having a single common ancestor (monogenetic) or multiple independent
ancestors (polygenetic). This is followed by the etymology-the linguistic
origin of the name.
. Finally, the Variant section shows the main variants of the name that
exist in the region.

The book is 728 pages, hardcover. It can be ordered at
http://avotaynu.com/books/Maghreb.html . The website also includes a
complete list of names, a sample entry >from the dictionary (the surname
Abecassis) and the Table of Contents.

Gary Mokotoff


Basic 4: New JewishGen Education Class May 15-May 29 #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 -
May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education
Forum website open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with
skill building exercises will help you learn your way to research
your family on the Belarus SIG website. Students will be able to
work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to their computer.
Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify
for JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have
made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12
months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org .
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


Latvia SIG #Latvia Basic 4: New JewishGen Education Class May 15-May 29 #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 -
May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education
Forum website open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with
skill building exercises will help you learn your way to research
your family on the Belarus SIG website. Students will be able to
work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to their computer.
Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify
for JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have
made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12
months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org .
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


Basic 4: New JewishGen Eduction Class May 15-May 29 #ukraine

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 â?? May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education Forum website open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with skill building exercises will help you learn your way to research your family on the Belarus SIG website. Students will be able to work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to their computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org.
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Basic 4: New JewishGen Eduction Class May 15-May 29 #ukraine

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG website May 15 â?? May 29.

This two-week class is taught on the private JewishGen Education Forum website open 24/7 to registered students. Daily lessons with skill building exercises will help you learn your way to research your family on the Belarus SIG website. Students will be able to work at their own pace by downloading the lessons to their computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of the session.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services. Value Added means you have made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.

Registration is open.
If you have questions, please email the instructor at JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org.
For more information and to enroll
go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden Instructor

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