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Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

I have just heard the very sad news that Martha has passed away. I am
deeply saddened and I know she will be missed by many.
Martha put a great deal of time and effort into the Jewish Genealogy of
Latvia particularly Courland. She was a Speaker at the Conference in Boston
delivering a paper on Genealogy in Latvia and as an Historian eager to
document all aspects of the history of Latvia. Her helpful nature was
appreciated by all as she was ever ready to give advice and help. She did a
great deal for he Genealogical Society in Israel.
It is indeed a sad day and we have lost a good friend and Researcher.

Arlene Beare UK
Researching Dorfman (Birzai Lithuania and then Riga)
Scher /Blum(Pandelys Lithuania and then Riga)
Berman (Lygumai Lithuania and then Jekabpils Latvia)
Samuels Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

I have just heard the very sad news that Martha has passed away. I am
deeply saddened and I know she will be missed by many.
Martha put a great deal of time and effort into the Jewish Genealogy of
Latvia particularly Courland. She was a Speaker at the Conference in Boston
delivering a paper on Genealogy in Latvia and as an Historian eager to
document all aspects of the history of Latvia. Her helpful nature was
appreciated by all as she was ever ready to give advice and help. She did a
great deal for he Genealogical Society in Israel.
It is indeed a sad day and we have lost a good friend and Researcher.

Arlene Beare UK
Researching Dorfman (Birzai Lithuania and then Riga)
Scher /Blum(Pandelys Lithuania and then Riga)
Berman (Lygumai Lithuania and then Jekabpils Latvia)
Samuels Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin


Re: Martha Lev-Zion #poland

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

I was saddened to hear of the loss of Martha Lev-Zion. Our paths crossed when
she went to the conference in New York a few years past. Before that she had
been very helpful to me, a novice researcher on this site. Because of her
the names on the tombstones of the Talsi Latvia cemetery were translated >from
pictures I had found.

Louise Hajdenberg

Subject: Martha Lev-Zion
From: Carol Hoffman <saftacarol@...>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:52 +0200

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Martha Lev-Zion passed
away this afternoon at her home in Omer, surrounded by close friends.
Martha has been fighting this last illness for a couple of years with
amazing strength and courage. As you may recall Martha was very
involved in the genealogy world in Israel - founding the Negev branch
of the IGS and running it for many years. She then served on the
Executive of IGRA being a founder of the group and an integral part of
the organization, helping with our databases and programming. Martha
was a director on the IAJGS board of directors and a past president of
the international Latvia SIG. She was co-founder and served on the
steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She wrote
extensively about the Jewis of Franconia & Thuringen [Germany] and
Courland [Latvia]. Dr. Martha Lev-Zion was an historian of modern
European intellectual history and lectured at the Ben Gurion
University. She also authored the book Taking Tamar. The funeral
will be in Omer tomorrow (February 12, 2014).
Martha will be missed by all those who knew her. May her memory be
for a blessing.
Carol Hoffman
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA


Re: Martha Lev-Zion #poland

Emily Rosenberg
 

I have never met Martha but I will miss her. Her name is giant to me, doing
everything, thinking about everything, being everywhere.

Emily Rosenberg in
California


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Martha Lev-Zion #courland #latvia

LOUISE HAJDENBERG
 

I was saddened to hear of the loss of Martha Lev-Zion. Our paths crossed when
she went to the conference in New York a few years past. Before that she had
been very helpful to me, a novice researcher on this site. Because of her
the names on the tombstones of the Talsi Latvia cemetery were translated >from
pictures I had found.

Louise Hajdenberg

Subject: Martha Lev-Zion
From: Carol Hoffman <saftacarol@...>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:52 +0200

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Martha Lev-Zion passed
away this afternoon at her home in Omer, surrounded by close friends.
Martha has been fighting this last illness for a couple of years with
amazing strength and courage. As you may recall Martha was very
involved in the genealogy world in Israel - founding the Negev branch
of the IGS and running it for many years. She then served on the
Executive of IGRA being a founder of the group and an integral part of
the organization, helping with our databases and programming. Martha
was a director on the IAJGS board of directors and a past president of
the international Latvia SIG. She was co-founder and served on the
steering committee of the Courland Research Group. She wrote
extensively about the Jewis of Franconia & Thuringen [Germany] and
Courland [Latvia]. Dr. Martha Lev-Zion was an historian of modern
European intellectual history and lectured at the Ben Gurion
University. She also authored the book Taking Tamar. The funeral
will be in Omer tomorrow (February 12, 2014).
Martha will be missed by all those who knew her. May her memory be
for a blessing.
Carol Hoffman
Israel Genealogy Research Association IGRA


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia RE: Martha Lev-Zion #latvia #courland

Emily Rosenberg
 

I have never met Martha but I will miss her. Her name is giant to me, doing
everything, thinking about everything, being everywhere.

Emily Rosenberg in
California


Radio Broadcast - A.J. Jacobs on Crowdsourcing & the new genealogy boom #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, participated in a radio program
on NPR ( National Public Radio) today- February 13. Along with Judy
on the program were A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine
and author, and Dr. Spencer Wells of National Geographic's Genographic
Project on the program entitled, Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy
Boom. A.J. Jacobs is the author of the recent New York Timesarticle
on Crowd-Sourcing, "Are You My Cousin" (http://tinyurl.com/kudtdx3)
which I posted about on February 2nd .

If you are like me and read Judy's blog announcement after the radio
program see:
http://tinyurl.com/moopnrr

Original url: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/02/13/genealogy-on-npr/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLegalGenealogist+%28The+Legal+Genealogist%29

you can hear it as its archived on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Go to
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183210
and click on download -if you go after another program is aired,
then look for the title of the session (see above Crowdsourcing....)
and listen.

Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@...
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany Radio Broadcast - A.J. Jacobs on Crowdsourcing & the new genealogy boom #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, participated in a radio program
on NPR ( National Public Radio) today- February 13. Along with Judy
on the program were A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine
and author, and Dr. Spencer Wells of National Geographic's Genographic
Project on the program entitled, Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy
Boom. A.J. Jacobs is the author of the recent New York Timesarticle
on Crowd-Sourcing, "Are You My Cousin" (http://tinyurl.com/kudtdx3)
which I posted about on February 2nd .

If you are like me and read Judy's blog announcement after the radio
program see:
http://tinyurl.com/moopnrr

Original url: http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/02/13/genealogy-on-npr/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLegalGenealogist+%28The+Legal+Genealogist%29

you can hear it as its archived on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Go to
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183210
and click on download -if you go after another program is aired,
then look for the title of the session (see above Crowdsourcing....)
and listen.

Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@...
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation Request -Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Bettenhausen #germany

simisocean
 

After searching for information online over the last couple of years,
I finally found a metric book on the FamilySearch website for the
town of Bettenhausen. I uploaded a record with a few references
relating to my ancestor, Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Hospital
administrator at the Jewish Hospital in Bettenhausen.

I would be very appreciative if someone could translate
this record. I uploaded it in three parts.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32227
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32228
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32229

Thank you very much for replies via ViewMate.

Wendy Werner, Israel

Researching:
FRANKEL,FRAENKEL in Kassel, Witzenhausen & Bettenhausen Germany
FRANKEL, FRAENKEL, HAAS, LOWENSTEIN in Burgel Offenbach Germany


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation Request -Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Bettenhausen #germany

simisocean
 

After searching for information online over the last couple of years,
I finally found a metric book on the FamilySearch website for the
town of Bettenhausen. I uploaded a record with a few references
relating to my ancestor, Joseph Simon FRAENKEL, Hospital
administrator at the Jewish Hospital in Bettenhausen.

I would be very appreciative if someone could translate
this record. I uploaded it in three parts.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32227
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32228
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=32229

Thank you very much for replies via ViewMate.

Wendy Werner, Israel

Researching:
FRANKEL,FRAENKEL in Kassel, Witzenhausen & Bettenhausen Germany
FRANKEL, FRAENKEL, HAAS, LOWENSTEIN in Burgel Offenbach Germany


Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary #general

David Goldman
 

I just discovered >from an old letter that my great-great-grandfather
attended the only government-sponsored rabbinical school in Russia, in
Zhitomir, which was open between 1845 and 1885, and which served as a
teacher's college for 10 years as well. It was closed down in 1885.

Does anyone know if it is possible to find any records >from that
non-traditional (government-sponsored and initiated by maskilim) school
where he must have been in the 1860s??

Thanks,
David Goldman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary #general

David Goldman
 

I just discovered >from an old letter that my great-great-grandfather
attended the only government-sponsored rabbinical school in Russia, in
Zhitomir, which was open between 1845 and 1885, and which served as a
teacher's college for 10 years as well. It was closed down in 1885.

Does anyone know if it is possible to find any records >from that
non-traditional (government-sponsored and initiated by maskilim) school
where he must have been in the 1860s??

Thanks,
David Goldman


Crowd Sourcing Genealogy on NPR with Legal Genealogist #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, participated in a radio program on NPR
( National Public Radio) today- February 13. Along with Judy on the program
were A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine and author, and Dr.
Spencer Wells of National Geographic's Genographic Project on the program
entitled, Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy Boom. A.J. Jacobs is the
author of the recent New York Times article on Crowd-Sourcing, "Are You My
Cousin" (http://tinyurl.com/kudtdx3) which I posted about on February 2nd.
[original URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/opinion/sunday/are-you-my-cousin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1 --Mod.]

If you are like me and read Judy's blog announcement after the radio program
see: http://tinyurl.com/moopnrr
Original url:
http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/02/13/genealogy-on-npr/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLegalGenealogist+%28The+Legal+Genealogist%29
you can hear it as its archived on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Go to
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183210 and click
on download -if you go after another program is aired, then look for the
title of the session (see above Crowdsourcing..) and listen.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Crowd Sourcing Genealogy on NPR with Legal Genealogist #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, participated in a radio program on NPR
( National Public Radio) today- February 13. Along with Judy on the program
were A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire Magazine and author, and Dr.
Spencer Wells of National Geographic's Genographic Project on the program
entitled, Crowdsourcing And The New Genealogy Boom. A.J. Jacobs is the
author of the recent New York Times article on Crowd-Sourcing, "Are You My
Cousin" (http://tinyurl.com/kudtdx3) which I posted about on February 2nd.
[original URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/opinion/sunday/are-you-my-cousin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1 --Mod.]

If you are like me and read Judy's blog announcement after the radio program
see: http://tinyurl.com/moopnrr
Original url:
http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2014/02/13/genealogy-on-npr/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheLegalGenealogist+%28The+Legal+Genealogist%29
you can hear it as its archived on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Go to
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183210 and click
on download -if you go after another program is aired, then look for the
title of the session (see above Crowdsourcing..) and listen.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate Request- translation from Latin #general

Roberta Solit <rsolit@...>
 

Latin translation needed, Not Hungarian.
I previously posted 2 pages >from the 1728 Census of Ugocsa County
Hungary for the town of Komjat requesting a translation >from
Hungarian script. As was pointed out to me, this was written in
Latin, the language of official records in Hungary until nearly the
20th century, not Hungarian.

The pages are on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32236
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32237

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Roberta Solit
West Palm Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Request- translation from Latin #general

Roberta Solit <rsolit@...>
 

Latin translation needed, Not Hungarian.
I previously posted 2 pages >from the 1728 Census of Ugocsa County
Hungary for the town of Komjat requesting a translation >from
Hungarian script. As was pointed out to me, this was written in
Latin, the language of official records in Hungary until nearly the
20th century, not Hungarian.

The pages are on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32236
and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32237

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Roberta Solit
West Palm Beach, FL


Holocaust Survivors GEIGER #general

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello! I am trying to find two Holocaust survivors in my GEIGER family line.
They are brothers: Benjamin Geiger b. abt. 1907 and Shmuel Geiger b. 1905.
Both were born in Sokolow Malopolski, Poland. They provided Pages of
Testimony in Hebrew in the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names in Yad
Vashem, for their parents Chana Geiger b. 1878 and Eliezer Valtz b. 1878;
also for their brother David Geiger b. 1899 and their sister Sara Geiger b.
1904. The victims were murdered in the Extermination Camps of Belzec also in
Treblinka, in 1942. Benjamin Geiger wrote his POTs in 1994. Would anyone,
especially in Israel, have knowledge of the whereabouts or descendants of
the survivors of this family? Please answer privately.

Judith Goldsmith
judyg32@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Survivors GEIGER #general

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello! I am trying to find two Holocaust survivors in my GEIGER family line.
They are brothers: Benjamin Geiger b. abt. 1907 and Shmuel Geiger b. 1905.
Both were born in Sokolow Malopolski, Poland. They provided Pages of
Testimony in Hebrew in the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names in Yad
Vashem, for their parents Chana Geiger b. 1878 and Eliezer Valtz b. 1878;
also for their brother David Geiger b. 1899 and their sister Sara Geiger b.
1904. The victims were murdered in the Extermination Camps of Belzec also in
Treblinka, in 1942. Benjamin Geiger wrote his POTs in 1994. Would anyone,
especially in Israel, have knowledge of the whereabouts or descendants of
the survivors of this family? Please answer privately.

Judith Goldsmith
judyg32@...


A special magazine of GenAmi, WWI in France #general

GenAmi association <asso@...>
 

GenAmi announces its special magazine no. 67 dedicated
to French Jewish soldiers who died during WWI War
A beautiful review with 56 pages in color with reproductions of
paintings by artists.
The soldiers we speak of are some examples among many
We propose to our members to tell us about their soldiers
on our Memorial on line.

The different titles :
-The Jews of France and World War I, by Philippe Landau (historian,
specialist of French Jews in WWI)
-The sequence of the events >from 1914 to 1918, by Gerard Xavier
-Sem Paul Emile CREMIEUX , a volunteer, with ancestors in France since
many centuries, by Stephane Lallich
-The Jewish immigrants' sons in WWI, by Micheline Gutmann who had many
soldiers killed in her family
among them Jacques VISSOTZKI (with remarquables letters of a war buddy)
-Jules Baruch AMRAM of Constantine, Algeria, an example among all the
zouaves, by Yves Amram
-A fratricide war, by Gerard Xavier (the LEVYs, uncle in France, nephew
in Alsace) and Micheline Gutmann with Jules GUTMANN who died for France
and his cousin Otto who died in 1914 for Germany
(Otts's brother Walter GUTMANN has been an hero at Hamburg in 1940)
-Participation of Jewish Women, by Micheline Gutmann : the nurse Henriette
ADLER, the artist Josephine BRUNSCHWIG-BRANDES
-Aviators in WWI, by Micheline Gutmann, some examples as Nissim de CAMONDO
and PL WEILLER
Many genealogical ascendancies.
-Books review, bibliography in pictures
Cover: Caroline Guillot

During next months, other issues will be dedicated to our Allies whose
soldiers died for France.
You will be welcome to tell me if you know some of them, if you had victims
in your family.

Best regards to all.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
web site : www.genami.org/en


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A special magazine of GenAmi, WWI in France #general

GenAmi association <asso@...>
 

GenAmi announces its special magazine no. 67 dedicated
to French Jewish soldiers who died during WWI War
A beautiful review with 56 pages in color with reproductions of
paintings by artists.
The soldiers we speak of are some examples among many
We propose to our members to tell us about their soldiers
on our Memorial on line.

The different titles :
-The Jews of France and World War I, by Philippe Landau (historian,
specialist of French Jews in WWI)
-The sequence of the events >from 1914 to 1918, by Gerard Xavier
-Sem Paul Emile CREMIEUX , a volunteer, with ancestors in France since
many centuries, by Stephane Lallich
-The Jewish immigrants' sons in WWI, by Micheline Gutmann who had many
soldiers killed in her family
among them Jacques VISSOTZKI (with remarquables letters of a war buddy)
-Jules Baruch AMRAM of Constantine, Algeria, an example among all the
zouaves, by Yves Amram
-A fratricide war, by Gerard Xavier (the LEVYs, uncle in France, nephew
in Alsace) and Micheline Gutmann with Jules GUTMANN who died for France
and his cousin Otto who died in 1914 for Germany
(Otts's brother Walter GUTMANN has been an hero at Hamburg in 1940)
-Participation of Jewish Women, by Micheline Gutmann : the nurse Henriette
ADLER, the artist Josephine BRUNSCHWIG-BRANDES
-Aviators in WWI, by Micheline Gutmann, some examples as Nissim de CAMONDO
and PL WEILLER
Many genealogical ascendancies.
-Books review, bibliography in pictures
Cover: Caroline Guillot

During next months, other issues will be dedicated to our Allies whose
soldiers died for France.
You will be welcome to tell me if you know some of them, if you had victims
in your family.

Best regards to all.

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
web site : www.genami.org/en