Date   

All-Latvia-Cemetery-List-by-Town #general

Susan&David
 

I'm not sure this site has been mentioned before, something I just discovered:
A 54 page list of burial records for Latvian cemeteries, about 4500 records in all.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/43764491/All-Latvia-Cemetery-List-by-Town

David Rosen
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen All-Latvia-Cemetery-List-by-Town #general

Susan&David
 

I'm not sure this site has been mentioned before, something I just discovered:
A 54 page list of burial records for Latvian cemeteries, about 4500 records in all.

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/43764491/All-Latvia-Cemetery-List-by-Town

David Rosen
Boston, MA


Re: "Memorial Hospital" Medical Records - New York #general

iraleviton@...
 

Dear Cousins,

Ronnie Hess asked about obtaining medical records of a relative who died in 1946 at
Memorial Hospital in New York. This is the current day Memorial Sloan Kettering
Hospital, a large and well-known cancer hospital in Manhattan. However, it's
almost a certainty that patient records >from that time were discarded decades ago.
In New York State, medical records have to be retained for 7 years, longer for
children. I believe that the laws were the same in the 1940's. There's no reason
to keep them longer than that. We genealogists are lucky that some New York State
mental hospitals kept their records longer, but that's the exception, not the rule.
Records take up a lot of storage space and after a few years, are medically much
less useful. Very few hospitals microfilmed and preserved any patients' charts.
Even if a hospital has an archive, it's usually focused not on patients, but on
the hospital itself, for example its buildings, milestones, or notable physicians.

Perhaps the death certificate has the correct cause of death, although by 1946 it
was possible that New York was no longer including that on the portion of the death
certificate that is released to the public. (Can anybody check their own files to
see if medical info is still included on a New York State death certificate in
years around then?)

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "Memorial Hospital" Medical Records - New York #general

iraleviton@...
 

Dear Cousins,

Ronnie Hess asked about obtaining medical records of a relative who died in 1946 at
Memorial Hospital in New York. This is the current day Memorial Sloan Kettering
Hospital, a large and well-known cancer hospital in Manhattan. However, it's
almost a certainty that patient records >from that time were discarded decades ago.
In New York State, medical records have to be retained for 7 years, longer for
children. I believe that the laws were the same in the 1940's. There's no reason
to keep them longer than that. We genealogists are lucky that some New York State
mental hospitals kept their records longer, but that's the exception, not the rule.
Records take up a lot of storage space and after a few years, are medically much
less useful. Very few hospitals microfilmed and preserved any patients' charts.
Even if a hospital has an archive, it's usually focused not on patients, but on
the hospital itself, for example its buildings, milestones, or notable physicians.

Perhaps the death certificate has the correct cause of death, although by 1946 it
was possible that New York was no longer including that on the portion of the death
certificate that is released to the public. (Can anybody check their own files to
see if medical info is still included on a New York State death certificate in
years around then?)

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Viewmate - Help on Uniform #hungary

ombra.lord@...
 

Dear Genners,
first of all I'd like to thank all those who've helped me so far.

I've posted a picture on Viewmate. It was taken in Hungary, not later than
1908. The uniform belongs presumably to the Austro-Hungarian Army (probably
a corporal, according to the number of stars). Can any further details be
evinced?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17701

Thank you very much in advance

Roberta Szollosi
Brescia - Italy

Moderator: Off-list responses, please.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Viewmate - Help on Uniform #hungary

ombra.lord@...
 

Dear Genners,
first of all I'd like to thank all those who've helped me so far.

I've posted a picture on Viewmate. It was taken in Hungary, not later than
1908. The uniform belongs presumably to the Austro-Hungarian Army (probably
a corporal, according to the number of stars). Can any further details be
evinced?

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17701

Thank you very much in advance

Roberta Szollosi
Brescia - Italy

Moderator: Off-list responses, please.


Death records. Bauska. 1869/ 1870 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Death records. Bauska. 1869/ 1870 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Weiss #galicia

Judith Goldsmith
 

I am trying to locate descendants of Nathan Weiss and his wife
Bluma or Lena Hoffman/Charap. I believe they are related to me
as they came >from Drohobycz and my other Weiss relatives also
came >from Drohobycz.

Nathan was born 1875 and he came to the USA (New York)
sometime before 1903. His wife Lena immigrated in July 1903
with their 3 children: Moses, Zelik and Mechel to join her
husband in the Lower East Side, NYC. They later had two more
sons, one being Manny or Emanuel. The family was all together
in the 1910 federal census and then Nathan disappeared >from
the family in the 1920 census. In that census, Lena reported
being a widow. I have not been able to locate when and where
Nathan Weiss died within the time frame of 1910-1920. I also
have not established finding his death certiificate or where he
was buried.

I am researching my Weiss family >from the Drohobycz area.

Please reply privately to me at judyg32@comcast.net.

Judith Goldsmith
judyg32@comcast.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Weiss #galicia

Judith Goldsmith
 

I am trying to locate descendants of Nathan Weiss and his wife
Bluma or Lena Hoffman/Charap. I believe they are related to me
as they came >from Drohobycz and my other Weiss relatives also
came >from Drohobycz.

Nathan was born 1875 and he came to the USA (New York)
sometime before 1903. His wife Lena immigrated in July 1903
with their 3 children: Moses, Zelik and Mechel to join her
husband in the Lower East Side, NYC. They later had two more
sons, one being Manny or Emanuel. The family was all together
in the 1910 federal census and then Nathan disappeared >from
the family in the 1920 census. In that census, Lena reported
being a widow. I have not been able to locate when and where
Nathan Weiss died within the time frame of 1910-1920. I also
have not established finding his death certiificate or where he
was buried.

I am researching my Weiss family >from the Drohobycz area.

Please reply privately to me at judyg32@comcast.net.

Judith Goldsmith
judyg32@comcast.net


Fur Trade in Warszaw #warsaw #poland

marcrys@...
 

Dear all,
I have been researching my RYSZFELD family >from Warszaw. It appears that
the
whole family has been in the fur business as early as (at least)
mid-nineteenth century, as evidenced by the extracts >from the business
directories.
Through immigration, this business continued in France (RYSZFELD) as
well as
UK and US (RISHFELD/RICHFELD) up to the end of 20th century.

Beyond the purely genealogical research, would anyone be familiar with
the
fur trade in Warszaw, have a family involved in that business, or have
any
kind of photo/documents relating to that aspect?
Let me finish with a personal remark on my research that may help some:
I
always thought that the RICHFELD/RISHFELD in UK or US where not part of
my family. But when I found out that a large number of those I found in
business directories are in the fur trade (including all those found in
UK
phone book between 1909 and 1970) and are generally >from Poland (not
sure about Warszaw), I began to reconsider, and look for the missing link to
my family. I guess the fur trade is very common among jews in eastern
Europe, but maybe not to the point of finding only fur related businesses when
looking for RYSZFELD/RICHFELD/RISHFELD >from Poland.

As an illustration, moderator permitting, I attach below extracts from
business directories.



Thank you for your help, and good research to all.
Marc RYSZFELD
Paris, France

Searching RYSZFELD/RISHFELD/RICHFELD in Warszaw/UK/US, STOCZYK =
(Warszaw),
DON (Vilno), CHAYETTE/KHAET (France, Ukraine)

Moderator'note: the copy-paste quotations >from online directories
were unreadable and have been deleted.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Fur Trade in Warszaw #warsaw #poland

marcrys@...
 

Dear all,
I have been researching my RYSZFELD family >from Warszaw. It appears that
the
whole family has been in the fur business as early as (at least)
mid-nineteenth century, as evidenced by the extracts >from the business
directories.
Through immigration, this business continued in France (RYSZFELD) as
well as
UK and US (RISHFELD/RICHFELD) up to the end of 20th century.

Beyond the purely genealogical research, would anyone be familiar with
the
fur trade in Warszaw, have a family involved in that business, or have
any
kind of photo/documents relating to that aspect?
Let me finish with a personal remark on my research that may help some:
I
always thought that the RICHFELD/RISHFELD in UK or US where not part of
my family. But when I found out that a large number of those I found in
business directories are in the fur trade (including all those found in
UK
phone book between 1909 and 1970) and are generally >from Poland (not
sure about Warszaw), I began to reconsider, and look for the missing link to
my family. I guess the fur trade is very common among jews in eastern
Europe, but maybe not to the point of finding only fur related businesses when
looking for RYSZFELD/RICHFELD/RISHFELD >from Poland.

As an illustration, moderator permitting, I attach below extracts from
business directories.



Thank you for your help, and good research to all.
Marc RYSZFELD
Paris, France

Searching RYSZFELD/RISHFELD/RICHFELD in Warszaw/UK/US, STOCZYK =
(Warszaw),
DON (Vilno), CHAYETTE/KHAET (France, Ukraine)

Moderator'note: the copy-paste quotations >from online directories
were unreadable and have been deleted.


Yizkor Book Project, December 2010 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The JewishGen "elders" tell me that there has never been such a record month
in the Yizkor Book Project with a total of 57 new entries, new books and
updates during December. The year 2010, in fact, was an all-round record
year compared to previous years. More than four times as many new entries
added, twice as many new books added and almost twice as many updates were
carried out in comparison with 2009!

Now, as I always stress, there are many, many people behind these figures
and this month I would like to salute a small group of such people. They are
the remarkable volunteer team of Shaul Yannai, Shimon Joffe & Barry Mann who
are working their way through Pinkas Lita (Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania) to translate all the community entries appearing
there. Just this month, we put up translations 28 of the entries about the
Lithuanian communities that were devastated in the Holocaust and the final
goal of this team is to completely translate all the entries within it. This
is clearly a mammoth task and I salute this team's dedication and
persistence. It should also be noted that they are also working closely
with the original editors of this encyclopedia, Dov Levin and Josef Rosin,
to assure that the translations and the information they contain, are as
true as possible to the original - awarding them a further salute.

I would like to inform you about something else new that was added this past
month to the Yizkor Book Project. Thanks to the diligent and time consuming
research work of one volunteer, Paul Levit, a new feature has been added to
the Yizkor Book database at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html A
hyperlink has been added to each Yizkor Book's entry which points to the
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) website at www.worldcat.org. Since the
WorldCat website contains full bibliographic information for each book,
along with links to thousands of libraries catalogs worldwide. This linkage
will supplement the database's current "Libraries" table, thus allowing
JewishGen users to locate Yizkor Books more easily, wherever they may be. My
thanks also go out to Warren Blatt for the concept behind this and to
Michael Tobias for implementing this feature in the database.

December also has seen the quarterly update of our necrology database with
4,330 new entries >from 10 books. The entries are painstakingly prepared by
Max Heffler and Michael Tobias is behind the uploading of the data to the
database. Thanks to both these gentlemen for allowing researchers access to
this invaluable data source at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

Note that the following community necrologies were added this quarter to the
database:

- Ratno, Ukraine 168
- Frampol, Poland 373
- Kossovo, Belarus 163
- Stolin, Belarus 601
- Bol'shoy Zhëlutsk, Ukraine 81
- Sandomierz, Poland 433
- Novoseltsy, Ukraine 1426
- Melnitsa, Ukraine 781
- Pogost-Zagorodskiy, Belarus 235
- Majdan, Ukraine 69

Now to the December figures. During this last month we have added these 5
new projects:

- Gusyatin, Ukraine (Two communities: Husiatyn and Kopyczynce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gusyatin1/Gusyatin1.html

- Makow Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of the community of
Makow-Mazowiecki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Makow_Mazowiecki/Makow_Mazowiecki.html

- Pabianice, Poland (Memorial Book of Pabianice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice/Pabianice.html

- Tluszcz, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Tluszcz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tluszcz/tluszcz.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html


Added in 29 new entries:

- Didkiemis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00209b.html

- Dikshne, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00209c.html

- Dubingiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00200c.html

- Dubininkus, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00200b.html

- Dubinova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00200a.html

- Dubrava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00201d.html

- Dusetos, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00204.html

- Dvoruka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00199c.html

- Dvornova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00201e.html

- Erzvilkas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00157.html

- Freda, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00501.html

- Gaure, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00182g.html

- Huta, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00213b.html

- Igliauka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134.html

- Ilguva, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134b.html

- Imbradas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134c.html

- Indrioniskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134d.html

- Inturke, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134e.html

- Janitz, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00338.html

- Janapole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00342.html

- Jankai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00342b.html

- Jastnik, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343.html

- Jegliskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00319.html

- Jieznas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00329.html

- Jokubaiciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343b.html

- Jokubavas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343c.html

- Silute, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00213c.html

- Starobin, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/starobin/starobin.html

- Vilkija, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00248.html


We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Rawska/Biala_Rawska.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dotnuva/dotnuva.html

- Fehergyarmat, Hungary (Our Former City Fehergyarmat)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Fehergyarmat/Fehergyarmat.html

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

- Garwolin, Poland (Garwolin Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garwolin.html [English & Polish]

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grajewo/grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Lithuania (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00000.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a town in Mazovia, memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Merkine, Lithuania (Meretch; a Jewish Town in Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Merkine/Merkine.html

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of
Ostrow-Mazowiecka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow/ostrow.html

- Rivne, Ukraine (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno/rovno.html

- Ryki, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siemiatycze, Poland (Yizkor The Community of Semyatitch)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siemiatycze1/Siemiatycze1.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The community of Sierpc; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tykocin/tykocin.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Wislica, Poland (Memorial book of Wislica; the Wislich yizkor book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wislica/Wislica.html


Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Wishing all an excellent 2011 and look forward to hearing >from of all of you
during this year.

Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


DC2011 Registration Opens on January 4 #warsaw #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Attention, everyone planning to come to the 31st IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

EARLY BIRD registration will open on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. In
addition to reduced rates, everyone who registers by January 31
is eligible for a drawing for a FREE, 5 nights stay at the luxurious Grand
Hyatt Washington during the conference. Your choice of a room with a
king or two double beds:

All accommodations offer:
* 42-inch flat panel television with remote control, HDTV
cable movie channels, and in-room pay movies
* Plush Grand Bed
* Individual climate control, convenience outlets
* Electronic door lock
* iHome alarm clock radio
* Coffeemaker
* Voice mail, cordless and corded telephones with
message light
* Video messages, video account review, video checkout

Drawing to be held during the first week of February.

To register, follow the link at http://dc2011.org/

Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend great lectures by top-notch
speakers on topics of interest to genealogists. We are making a
concentrated effort to attract fresh lectures on subjects that have not
been previously addressed. Programs at the hotel conference center
by the staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
National Archives, and Library of Congress. Evening program and a
great Vendor Showcase.

There will be a variety of workshops, include a special track of workshops
and classes for beginners, as well as sessions for intermediate and
advanced researchers. Workshops will be held in one of our two computer
classrooms - PC or Mac.

The Resource Room will abound with books, maps and 40 computers (PC
and Mac) for research. We will have links on the computers to two dozen
databases that are normally fee-based, but for the conference, you will
be able to use them for free.

We anticipate record-setting attendance, and that means more potential
"cousins" and lots of networking.

The following is a summary of the fee schedule for DC2011 - the 31st IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy:

FEE SCHEDULE Early Bird / 5/1 - 7/31 / On-site
Full-Weekly Registration $ 275 / 310 / 340 Save $ 65
Companion-Weekly $ 175 / 210 / 240 Save $ 65

Student-Weekly
High School $ 50 / 50 / 50
College $ 100 / 100 / 100

Daily
Sunday $ 120 / 120 / 120
Monday - Thursday $ 100 / 100 / 100
Friday $ 50 / 50 / 50


Don't miss the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., and all of its rich
resources. Great rates at the Grand Hyatt apply for nights before and after
the conference.

See you in August!

Your conference Co-Chairs:
Marlene Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman

dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Only 10 days left to submit your proposals for DC2011 #warsaw #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT to submit your proposal for a lecture or workshop for the
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy!

We have received a significant number of excellent proposals, but we know
that some of you are waiting until the last minute.

As an incentive to all. The conference hosts will conduct a drawing from
among he people who submitted proposals and we will select one lucky winner
who will receive a free 5-night stay during the conference at the conference
hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington. You will have a choice of a room with a
king or double-double bed. This is separate >from the Early Bird drawing for
people who register for the conference in January. Only submitters of proposals
will be included and your name will be entered once for each proposal that
you submitted. The award may not be transferred to any other Hyatt property
at any other time.

Anyone who has submitted a proposal should have received an immediate email
response, confirming that the proposal was received. If you have not
received a confirmation email you should check that your submission did
really go through all the way to the FINISH button.

For those of you have not yet submitted your presentation proposals, do not
wait any longer! Put your ideas down on paper and read the guidelines on our
website at: http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers Only those who enter
proposals can win!

We are hoping to hear >from you by no later than January 15, 2011. Think
unique and interesting thoughts and submit your proposal today!

Marlene Katz Bishow
President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
Co-Chair for Programs
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
www.DC2011.com
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, December 2010 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The JewishGen "elders" tell me that there has never been such a record month
in the Yizkor Book Project with a total of 57 new entries, new books and
updates during December. The year 2010, in fact, was an all-round record
year compared to previous years. More than four times as many new entries
added, twice as many new books added and almost twice as many updates were
carried out in comparison with 2009!

Now, as I always stress, there are many, many people behind these figures
and this month I would like to salute a small group of such people. They are
the remarkable volunteer team of Shaul Yannai, Shimon Joffe & Barry Mann who
are working their way through Pinkas Lita (Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania) to translate all the community entries appearing
there. Just this month, we put up translations 28 of the entries about the
Lithuanian communities that were devastated in the Holocaust and the final
goal of this team is to completely translate all the entries within it. This
is clearly a mammoth task and I salute this team's dedication and
persistence. It should also be noted that they are also working closely
with the original editors of this encyclopedia, Dov Levin and Josef Rosin,
to assure that the translations and the information they contain, are as
true as possible to the original - awarding them a further salute.

I would like to inform you about something else new that was added this past
month to the Yizkor Book Project. Thanks to the diligent and time consuming
research work of one volunteer, Paul Levit, a new feature has been added to
the Yizkor Book database at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html A
hyperlink has been added to each Yizkor Book's entry which points to the
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) website at www.worldcat.org. Since the
WorldCat website contains full bibliographic information for each book,
along with links to thousands of libraries catalogs worldwide. This linkage
will supplement the database's current "Libraries" table, thus allowing
JewishGen users to locate Yizkor Books more easily, wherever they may be. My
thanks also go out to Warren Blatt for the concept behind this and to
Michael Tobias for implementing this feature in the database.

December also has seen the quarterly update of our necrology database with
4,330 new entries >from 10 books. The entries are painstakingly prepared by
Max Heffler and Michael Tobias is behind the uploading of the data to the
database. Thanks to both these gentlemen for allowing researchers access to
this invaluable data source at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

Note that the following community necrologies were added this quarter to the
database:

- Ratno, Ukraine 168
- Frampol, Poland 373
- Kossovo, Belarus 163
- Stolin, Belarus 601
- Bol'shoy Zhëlutsk, Ukraine 81
- Sandomierz, Poland 433
- Novoseltsy, Ukraine 1426
- Melnitsa, Ukraine 781
- Pogost-Zagorodskiy, Belarus 235
- Majdan, Ukraine 69

Now to the December figures. During this last month we have added these 5
new projects:

- Gusyatin, Ukraine (Two communities: Husiatyn and Kopyczynce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gusyatin1/Gusyatin1.html

- Makow Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of the community of
Makow-Mazowiecki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Makow_Mazowiecki/Makow_Mazowiecki.html

- Pabianice, Poland (Memorial Book of Pabianice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice/Pabianice.html

- Tluszcz, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Tluszcz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tluszcz/tluszcz.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html


Added in 29 new entries:

- Didkiemis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00209b.html

- Dikshne, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00209c.html

- Dubingiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00200c.html

- Dubininkus, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00200b.html

- Dubinova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00200a.html

- Dubrava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00201d.html

- Dusetos, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00204.html

- Dvoruka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00199c.html

- Dvornova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00201e.html

- Erzvilkas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00157.html

- Freda, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00501.html

- Gaure, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00182g.html

- Huta, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00213b.html

- Igliauka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134.html

- Ilguva, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134b.html

- Imbradas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134c.html

- Indrioniskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134d.html

- Inturke, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00134e.html

- Janitz, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00338.html

- Janapole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00342.html

- Jankai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00342b.html

- Jastnik, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343.html

- Jegliskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00319.html

- Jieznas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00329.html

- Jokubaiciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343b.html

- Jokubavas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343c.html

- Silute, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00213c.html

- Starobin, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/starobin/starobin.html

- Vilkija, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00248.html


We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Rawska/Biala_Rawska.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dotnuva/dotnuva.html

- Fehergyarmat, Hungary (Our Former City Fehergyarmat)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Fehergyarmat/Fehergyarmat.html

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

- Garwolin, Poland (Garwolin Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garwolin.html [English & Polish]

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grajewo/grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Lithuania (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00000.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a town in Mazovia, memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Merkine, Lithuania (Meretch; a Jewish Town in Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Merkine/Merkine.html

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of
Ostrow-Mazowiecka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow/ostrow.html

- Rivne, Ukraine (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno/rovno.html

- Ryki, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siemiatycze, Poland (Yizkor The Community of Semyatitch)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siemiatycze1/Siemiatycze1.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The community of Sierpc; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tykocin/tykocin.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Wislica, Poland (Memorial book of Wislica; the Wislich yizkor book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wislica/Wislica.html


Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Wishing all an excellent 2011 and look forward to hearing >from of all of you
during this year.

Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland DC2011 Registration Opens on January 4 #warsaw #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Attention, everyone planning to come to the 31st IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

EARLY BIRD registration will open on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. In
addition to reduced rates, everyone who registers by January 31
is eligible for a drawing for a FREE, 5 nights stay at the luxurious Grand
Hyatt Washington during the conference. Your choice of a room with a
king or two double beds:

All accommodations offer:
* 42-inch flat panel television with remote control, HDTV
cable movie channels, and in-room pay movies
* Plush Grand Bed
* Individual climate control, convenience outlets
* Electronic door lock
* iHome alarm clock radio
* Coffeemaker
* Voice mail, cordless and corded telephones with
message light
* Video messages, video account review, video checkout

Drawing to be held during the first week of February.

To register, follow the link at http://dc2011.org/

Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend great lectures by top-notch
speakers on topics of interest to genealogists. We are making a
concentrated effort to attract fresh lectures on subjects that have not
been previously addressed. Programs at the hotel conference center
by the staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
National Archives, and Library of Congress. Evening program and a
great Vendor Showcase.

There will be a variety of workshops, include a special track of workshops
and classes for beginners, as well as sessions for intermediate and
advanced researchers. Workshops will be held in one of our two computer
classrooms - PC or Mac.

The Resource Room will abound with books, maps and 40 computers (PC
and Mac) for research. We will have links on the computers to two dozen
databases that are normally fee-based, but for the conference, you will
be able to use them for free.

We anticipate record-setting attendance, and that means more potential
"cousins" and lots of networking.

The following is a summary of the fee schedule for DC2011 - the 31st IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy:

FEE SCHEDULE Early Bird / 5/1 - 7/31 / On-site
Full-Weekly Registration $ 275 / 310 / 340 Save $ 65
Companion-Weekly $ 175 / 210 / 240 Save $ 65

Student-Weekly
High School $ 50 / 50 / 50
College $ 100 / 100 / 100

Daily
Sunday $ 120 / 120 / 120
Monday - Thursday $ 100 / 100 / 100
Friday $ 50 / 50 / 50


Don't miss the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., and all of its rich
resources. Great rates at the Grand Hyatt apply for nights before and after
the conference.

See you in August!

Your conference Co-Chairs:
Marlene Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman

dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Only 10 days left to submit your proposals for DC2011 #warsaw #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT to submit your proposal for a lecture or workshop for the
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy!

We have received a significant number of excellent proposals, but we know
that some of you are waiting until the last minute.

As an incentive to all. The conference hosts will conduct a drawing from
among he people who submitted proposals and we will select one lucky winner
who will receive a free 5-night stay during the conference at the conference
hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington. You will have a choice of a room with a
king or double-double bed. This is separate >from the Early Bird drawing for
people who register for the conference in January. Only submitters of proposals
will be included and your name will be entered once for each proposal that
you submitted. The award may not be transferred to any other Hyatt property
at any other time.

Anyone who has submitted a proposal should have received an immediate email
response, confirming that the proposal was received. If you have not
received a confirmation email you should check that your submission did
really go through all the way to the FINISH button.

For those of you have not yet submitted your presentation proposals, do not
wait any longer! Put your ideas down on paper and read the guidelines on our
website at: http://dc2011.org/index.php/call-for-papers Only those who enter
proposals can win!

We are hoping to hear >from you by no later than January 15, 2011. Think
unique and interesting thoughts and submit your proposal today!

Marlene Katz Bishow
President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
Co-Chair for Programs
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
www.DC2011.com
dc2011_conference@comcast.net


Requesting Viewmate Translation #poland

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Dear Genners:
I would greatly appreciate it if someone could give me a complete translations
of the documents listed below. The events took place in Poland but the records
are in Russian. I would like to know everything that is on the document(s).

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17566
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17567
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17570

Thank you all very much in advance.
Meryl Rizzotti
RESEARCHING: SPECTER, POVLOTSKY, SLEPAK, KRZEWIN, MEYEROWITZ, CYMES, SLUCKI,
BASOI


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Requesting Viewmate Translation #poland

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

Dear Genners:
I would greatly appreciate it if someone could give me a complete translations
of the documents listed below. The events took place in Poland but the records
are in Russian. I would like to know everything that is on the document(s).

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17566
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17567
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17570

Thank you all very much in advance.
Meryl Rizzotti
RESEARCHING: SPECTER, POVLOTSKY, SLEPAK, KRZEWIN, MEYEROWITZ, CYMES, SLUCKI,
BASOI

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