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Yizkor Book Project, June 2009 #yizkorbooks

lance.ackerfeld@...
 

Shalom,

I have been given the great honor of taking on the management of the Yizkor
Books Project and I would like to thank all of those who sent kind messages
of support and look forward to working with the hundreds of coordinators and
translators who have made this unique and diverse project a reality.

I, myself, have "grown" with the Yizkor Book Project for well over ten years
and had the pleasure of working side by side with the untiring and
remarkable Joyce Field who
regretfully left JewishGen at the end of last year. Together with
myself are two very dedicated and talented volunteers, Osnat Ramaty and Max
Heffler, who patiently turn the received submissions into impressive project
web pages for all to see.

During June 2009 the Yizkor Book Project there were six such projects
updated:

- Bibliography of Professor Dov Levin
- Dabrowa, Poland
- Goniadz, Poland
- Kaluszyn, Poland
- Nowy Sacz, Poland
- Przytyk, Poland

I am hopeful that in the coming months, with your help, we will be able to
expand and develop the YB Project. The yizkor books contain a wealth of
material about our ancestors and the flourishing societies they lived in
before their destruction during the Holocaust. I would be happy to hear from
any of you interested in translating or facilitating the translation >from a
yizkor book. Not only will you find it to be a irreplaceable source of
information but you will also be helping to keep alive the memories of our
perished communities and against those who would have us believe that
nothing
of this every happened.

All this month's additions have been flagged at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >
to make it easy for researchers to find them. At <
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html > translations
there are four categories: regions, communities, miscellaneous, and other
languages. There is also a Yizkor Book Database, a master
bibliographic database of most published yizkor books and other books
written about particular towns or areas. The Database is at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html >.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Books Project Manager


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, June 2009 #yizkorbooks

lance.ackerfeld@...
 

Shalom,

I have been given the great honor of taking on the management of the Yizkor
Books Project and I would like to thank all of those who sent kind messages
of support and look forward to working with the hundreds of coordinators and
translators who have made this unique and diverse project a reality.

I, myself, have "grown" with the Yizkor Book Project for well over ten years
and had the pleasure of working side by side with the untiring and
remarkable Joyce Field who
regretfully left JewishGen at the end of last year. Together with
myself are two very dedicated and talented volunteers, Osnat Ramaty and Max
Heffler, who patiently turn the received submissions into impressive project
web pages for all to see.

During June 2009 the Yizkor Book Project there were six such projects
updated:

- Bibliography of Professor Dov Levin
- Dabrowa, Poland
- Goniadz, Poland
- Kaluszyn, Poland
- Nowy Sacz, Poland
- Przytyk, Poland

I am hopeful that in the coming months, with your help, we will be able to
expand and develop the YB Project. The yizkor books contain a wealth of
material about our ancestors and the flourishing societies they lived in
before their destruction during the Holocaust. I would be happy to hear from
any of you interested in translating or facilitating the translation >from a
yizkor book. Not only will you find it to be a irreplaceable source of
information but you will also be helping to keep alive the memories of our
perished communities and against those who would have us believe that
nothing
of this every happened.

All this month's additions have been flagged at <
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >
to make it easy for researchers to find them. At <
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html > translations
there are four categories: regions, communities, miscellaneous, and other
languages. There is also a Yizkor Book Database, a master
bibliographic database of most published yizkor books and other books
written about particular towns or areas. The Database is at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html >.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Books Project Manager


Re: map of Galicia #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Karen van Haagen Campbell wrote:

"I'm a new genealogist and I was wondering if you have a
detailed map of the Galicia area with names of towns, cities,
and areas you could send a link of to me."

For a new genealogist, interested in Galicia research, the best
place to start is the Gesher Galicia website:

http://www.geshergalicia.org

--and read through all the different options with links to maps,
community information, databases and more.

To go right to map links clink on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/towns/maps.html

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: map of Galicia #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Karen van Haagen Campbell wrote:

"I'm a new genealogist and I was wondering if you have a
detailed map of the Galicia area with names of towns, cities,
and areas you could send a link of to me."

For a new genealogist, interested in Galicia research, the best
place to start is the Gesher Galicia website:

http://www.geshergalicia.org

--and read through all the different options with links to maps,
community information, databases and more.

To go right to map links clink on:

http://www.jewishgen.org/galicia/towns/maps.html

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com


database of students/faculty expelled from Univ. of Vienna #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

The University of Vienna has created an online "Memorial Book
Dedicated to the Victims of National-Socialism at the University
of Vienna 1938."The site's English version is at
<http://gedenkbuch.univie.ac.at/index.php?id=433&L=2>.

A searchable database lists expelled students and dismissed
staff, as well as graduates whose academic credentials were
rescinded after the German Anschluss. The database includes
names and biographical information of over 2,000 people --
mostly Jews, several hundred of whom were >from Galician towns.

Enter your town name in the Full Search field to find names of
students/faculty who were born or were residents
("heimatberechtigt") there. The search assumes a wild card; so,
for example, writing Tarno brings up people >from Tarnobrzeg,
Tarnopol, and Tarnow.

Many thanks to Henry Wellisch for mentioning this new site on
JewishGen's Austria-Czech mailing list
<http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/>.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia database of students/faculty expelled from Univ. of Vienna #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

The University of Vienna has created an online "Memorial Book
Dedicated to the Victims of National-Socialism at the University
of Vienna 1938."The site's English version is at
<http://gedenkbuch.univie.ac.at/index.php?id=433&L=2>.

A searchable database lists expelled students and dismissed
staff, as well as graduates whose academic credentials were
rescinded after the German Anschluss. The database includes
names and biographical information of over 2,000 people --
mostly Jews, several hundred of whom were >from Galician towns.

Enter your town name in the Full Search field to find names of
students/faculty who were born or were residents
("heimatberechtigt") there. The search assumes a wild card; so,
for example, writing Tarno brings up people >from Tarnobrzeg,
Tarnopol, and Tarnow.

Many thanks to Henry Wellisch for mentioning this new site on
JewishGen's Austria-Czech mailing list
<http://www.jewishgen.org/AustriaCzech/>.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Promotion of Lance and Nolan #general

Joyce Field
 

A hearty Mazel Tov to Lance Ackerfeld and Nolan Altman on their
well-deserved promotions, which certainly recognize their important past
work. Their technical and interpersonal skills will be an asset in their new
positions. We can all look forward to the new data they will bring to
JewishGen.

Joyce Field
West Lafayette, IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Promotion of Lance and Nolan #general

Joyce Field
 

A hearty Mazel Tov to Lance Ackerfeld and Nolan Altman on their
well-deserved promotions, which certainly recognize their important past
work. Their technical and interpersonal skills will be an asset in their new
positions. We can all look forward to the new data they will bring to
JewishGen.

Joyce Field
West Lafayette, IN


map of Galicia #galicia

Bill/Karen CAMPBELL <billkarenmax@...>
 

Dear Fellow Galicia family members,

I'm a new genealogist and I was wondering if you have a detailed
map of the Galicia area with names of towns, cities, and areas
you could send a link of to me.

Thank you so much,

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
(Lichtenstein, Odessa/Brounoff, Elizabethgrad)
Bellevue, WA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia map of Galicia #galicia

Bill/Karen CAMPBELL <billkarenmax@...>
 

Dear Fellow Galicia family members,

I'm a new genealogist and I was wondering if you have a detailed
map of the Galicia area with names of towns, cities, and areas
you could send a link of to me.

Thank you so much,

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
(Lichtenstein, Odessa/Brounoff, Elizabethgrad)
Bellevue, WA


IAJGS Conference Computer Training Workshops -- A Few Changes #hungary

David Mink
 

The Monday, August 3 Family Tree Maker for Beginners and Intermediate Users
computer workshop (sponsored by Ancestry.com and instructed by software
designer Duff Wilson) has been sold out and a waiting list had been created.
As a result of the great demand for this workshop, Duff has graciously
agreed to instruct a second beginner/intermediate Family Tree Maker session.
This session will be held on Thursday, August 6 >from 8:15 to 10:15 AM.

If you are already registered, sign up for this session now. The cost is
$25. Go to Registration Update at
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_update.cfm and update your "Optional
Programs." The session code is Th-38.

In addition, the Family Tree Builder 3.0 - Advanced Computer Training
Workshop (Family Tree Builder is an online genealogy program with no
connection to Family Tree Maker) originally scheduled for Thursday, August 6
from 2:00 to 4:00 PM has been canceled.
There is still a Family Tree Builder 3.0 - Basic Workshop scheduled for
Sunday >from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You can sign up for this through
Registration Update.

There are also thirteen other Computer Training Workshops. For a listing of
these, go to our Program at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm and search
by selecting "Computer Training Workshops" >from the "Session Topic" pop-up
menu. Space is limited to 25 per workshop, so please register soon.

Online registration for all optional programs closes at Sunday, July 19 at
11:59 pm US central time.

If you are not yet registered to attend the Conference, what are you waiting
for ???

See you in Philadelphia in about a month.

Mark Halpern
Program Co-Chair


Hungary SIG #Hungary IAJGS Conference Computer Training Workshops -- A Few Changes #hungary

David Mink
 

The Monday, August 3 Family Tree Maker for Beginners and Intermediate Users
computer workshop (sponsored by Ancestry.com and instructed by software
designer Duff Wilson) has been sold out and a waiting list had been created.
As a result of the great demand for this workshop, Duff has graciously
agreed to instruct a second beginner/intermediate Family Tree Maker session.
This session will be held on Thursday, August 6 >from 8:15 to 10:15 AM.

If you are already registered, sign up for this session now. The cost is
$25. Go to Registration Update at
http://www.philly2009.org/registration_update.cfm and update your "Optional
Programs." The session code is Th-38.

In addition, the Family Tree Builder 3.0 - Advanced Computer Training
Workshop (Family Tree Builder is an online genealogy program with no
connection to Family Tree Maker) originally scheduled for Thursday, August 6
from 2:00 to 4:00 PM has been canceled.
There is still a Family Tree Builder 3.0 - Basic Workshop scheduled for
Sunday >from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You can sign up for this through
Registration Update.

There are also thirteen other Computer Training Workshops. For a listing of
these, go to our Program at http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm and search
by selecting "Computer Training Workshops" >from the "Session Topic" pop-up
menu. Space is limited to 25 per workshop, so please register soon.

Online registration for all optional programs closes at Sunday, July 19 at
11:59 pm US central time.

If you are not yet registered to attend the Conference, what are you waiting
for ???

See you in Philadelphia in about a month.

Mark Halpern
Program Co-Chair


Breaking News Re. Philly2009 #usa

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to share the following good news with everyone.

1. All conference registrants staying at the Sheraton hotel will
receive complimentary internet access in their guest room. If you
have not yet made your hotel reservation, do so without delay to
take advantage of this great deal. Use the link at the conference
website (the Hotel Registration button) to do so.

2. Not only will the banquet include the announcement of the IAJGS
Achievement Awards, the wonderful entertainment by Yisrael Campbell,
but there will also be drawings for 3 prizes. Those prizes are 4
hours of research by the following individuals (and the country of
research): Jordan Auslander (U.S.); Michael Goldstein (Israel); and
Anthony Joseph (U.K). If you have not yet purchased your banquet(s),
be sure to do so before the deadline of July 19, 2009 (midnight U.S.
central time). Don't miss out on the fun way to end the hectic
conference week.

We thank Jordan, Michael, and Anthony for generously contributing
their professional time and expertise for these drawings.

We also encourage you to look at the list of breakfasts with experts,
SIG lunches, workshops and tours. Any one, or more of them, will
enhance your conference experience because they are certainly worth
attending. Make sure you purchase your ticket(s) for these events to
guarantee that you get a space.

One of the workshops is already full and we have added a repeat
performance (A second beginner/intermediate Family Tree Maker session
will be held on Thursday, August 6 >from 8:15 to 10:15 AM.)

The breakfast (Monday, August 3, 7 AM - 8 AM) with Miriam Weiner and
Olga Muzychuk, experts, is almost filled to capacity. Don't wait a
moment if you want to attend that breakfast.

The conference website is www.philly2009.org That is where you go to
register, update your registration and learn all about the great
things that will be going on there. Be sure to click on the various
buttons to find details.

See you in a month,

Anne Feder Lee and David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@philly2009.org


Early American SIG #USA Breaking News Re. Philly2009 #usa

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to share the following good news with everyone.

1. All conference registrants staying at the Sheraton hotel will
receive complimentary internet access in their guest room. If you
have not yet made your hotel reservation, do so without delay to
take advantage of this great deal. Use the link at the conference
website (the Hotel Registration button) to do so.

2. Not only will the banquet include the announcement of the IAJGS
Achievement Awards, the wonderful entertainment by Yisrael Campbell,
but there will also be drawings for 3 prizes. Those prizes are 4
hours of research by the following individuals (and the country of
research): Jordan Auslander (U.S.); Michael Goldstein (Israel); and
Anthony Joseph (U.K). If you have not yet purchased your banquet(s),
be sure to do so before the deadline of July 19, 2009 (midnight U.S.
central time). Don't miss out on the fun way to end the hectic
conference week.

We thank Jordan, Michael, and Anthony for generously contributing
their professional time and expertise for these drawings.

We also encourage you to look at the list of breakfasts with experts,
SIG lunches, workshops and tours. Any one, or more of them, will
enhance your conference experience because they are certainly worth
attending. Make sure you purchase your ticket(s) for these events to
guarantee that you get a space.

One of the workshops is already full and we have added a repeat
performance (A second beginner/intermediate Family Tree Maker session
will be held on Thursday, August 6 >from 8:15 to 10:15 AM.)

The breakfast (Monday, August 3, 7 AM - 8 AM) with Miriam Weiner and
Olga Muzychuk, experts, is almost filled to capacity. Don't wait a
moment if you want to attend that breakfast.

The conference website is www.philly2009.org That is where you go to
register, update your registration and learn all about the great
things that will be going on there. Be sure to click on the various
buttons to find details.

See you in a month,

Anne Feder Lee and David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@philly2009.org


DAR/SAR Folks #usa

Nancy Reicher
 

I have been researching the Family of David HAYs who was born in 1732 in
New Rochelle N.Y.. He was married on May 23 1764 to Esther ETTING born
in Baltimore MD .

I would be very interested in meeting DAR / SAR members who are attending
the Conference in Philly. I will have a copy of her papers with me.
Maybe we can find some relationships.

Nancy L. Reicher Kansas City MO nlreicher@hotmail.com


Early American SIG #USA DAR/SAR Folks #usa

Nancy Reicher
 

I have been researching the Family of David HAYs who was born in 1732 in
New Rochelle N.Y.. He was married on May 23 1764 to Esther ETTING born
in Baltimore MD .

I would be very interested in meeting DAR / SAR members who are attending
the Conference in Philly. I will have a copy of her papers with me.
Maybe we can find some relationships.

Nancy L. Reicher Kansas City MO nlreicher@hotmail.com


Re: Disappearance of Fulton History website with NY newspapers #usa

Victoria Barkoff
 

I am about to answer my own question.

After asking if anyone knew why the Fultonhistory website with its
excellent database of NY newspapers had vanished >from the Net, I
managed to track down the email of the web-master, Tom Tryniski. He
replied quickly with good news: he is in the process of adding
1,000,000 more old newspapers to the site and had to shut the server
down temporarily. The site should be up and running again soon:
http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Victoria Barkoff Montreal, Canada victoria.barkoff@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA RE: Disappearance of Fulton History website with NY newspapers #usa

Victoria Barkoff
 

I am about to answer my own question.

After asking if anyone knew why the Fultonhistory website with its
excellent database of NY newspapers had vanished >from the Net, I
managed to track down the email of the web-master, Tom Tryniski. He
replied quickly with good news: he is in the process of adding
1,000,000 more old newspapers to the site and had to shut the server
down temporarily. The site should be up and running again soon:
http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Victoria Barkoff Montreal, Canada victoria.barkoff@gmail.com


Disappearance of Fulton History website with NY newspapers #usa

Victoria Barkoff
 

In the June 21, 2009 issue of the Avotaynu E-zine "Nu? What's New?" ,
Gary Mokotoff noted the extensive indexed database of NY state
newspapers on the FultonHistory website [
http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html ]. I found some extremely useful
articles on the site, even breaking through an old brick wall. But
when I tried to access the site today, the link, and variations of it,
yield only this message:

"Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)"

Even the cached history of the site has practically vanished >from the Internet.

Does anyone know what has happened to this site?

Victoria Barkoff Montreal, Canada victoria.barkoff@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA Disappearance of Fulton History website with NY newspapers #usa

Victoria Barkoff
 

In the June 21, 2009 issue of the Avotaynu E-zine "Nu? What's New?" ,
Gary Mokotoff noted the extensive indexed database of NY state
newspapers on the FultonHistory website [
http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html ]. I found some extremely useful
articles on the site, even breaking through an old brick wall. But
when I tried to access the site today, the link, and variations of it,
yield only this message:

"Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)"

Even the cached history of the site has practically vanished >from the Internet.

Does anyone know what has happened to this site?

Victoria Barkoff Montreal, Canada victoria.barkoff@gmail.com