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My Talk at the Jewish Genealogical Society of SA, Jo'burg #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Here are the details of my upcoming talk at the Jewish Genealogical
Society of South Africa, Johannesburg.

Title: Exploring our Roots - A Contemporary Journey back to the Shtetl.
A guide to accessing and sharing our heritage: a photographic journey
taken over four years, depicting Jewish life in Central and Eastern
Europe, both past and present.

Date: Sunday February 15, 2015 >from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Venue:
HOD Centre
58 Oaklands Road
Orchards
Johannesburg 2192
South Africa

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eagj72mv1ab56031&c=5007b4d0-7d43-11e3-ac45-d4ae5292c4dd&ch=51059cd0-7d43-11e3-ac4c-d4ae5292c4dd
[or http://tinyurl.com/pwavnuv --Mod.]

Eli Rabinowitz
about.me/elirab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Talk at the Jewish Genealogical Society of SA, Jo'burg #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Here are the details of my upcoming talk at the Jewish Genealogical
Society of South Africa, Johannesburg.

Title: Exploring our Roots - A Contemporary Journey back to the Shtetl.
A guide to accessing and sharing our heritage: a photographic journey
taken over four years, depicting Jewish life in Central and Eastern
Europe, both past and present.

Date: Sunday February 15, 2015 >from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Venue:
HOD Centre
58 Oaklands Road
Orchards
Johannesburg 2192
South Africa

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eagj72mv1ab56031&c=5007b4d0-7d43-11e3-ac45-d4ae5292c4dd&ch=51059cd0-7d43-11e3-ac4c-d4ae5292c4dd
[or http://tinyurl.com/pwavnuv --Mod.]

Eli Rabinowitz
about.me/elirab


Jewish Memorial Censorship in Minden, Germany SITE CITE for a lost memorial #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

The Minden, Germany city archives just removed their entire online
Jewish Memorial site because somebody complained about "privacy
issues".

The local news report (in German, can be pasted into
translate.google.com):

http://tinyurl.com/kst4y4x original URL:

http://www.nw.de/lokal/kreis_minden_luebbecke/minden/minden/20331714_Datenschuetzer-legt-Mindener-Archiv-ueber-Juden-lahm.html

Some comments about the situation (in German):
http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/1022396310/

This Minden memorial site is now dead:
http://mindener-juden.kommunalarchiv-minden.de/

The phrase at the bottom: "Dieser Dienst steht vor=FCbergehend nicht zu
Verf=FCgung!=94 means "This service is temporarily not available".

but the city apparently has no concrete plans to reinstate it.

Here is what it used to look like: http://tinyurl.com/q9c82l8

https://web.archive.org/web/20140709110544/http://mindener-juden.kommunalarchiv-minden.de/

Please reply to me at rpm@... if you share my concern
about this matter.

Roderick Miller, Berlin, Germany rpm@...


German SIG #Germany Jewish Memorial Censorship in Minden, Germany SITE CITE for a lost memorial #germany

Rod Miller <rpm@...>
 

The Minden, Germany city archives just removed their entire online
Jewish Memorial site because somebody complained about "privacy
issues".

The local news report (in German, can be pasted into
translate.google.com):

http://tinyurl.com/kst4y4x original URL:

http://www.nw.de/lokal/kreis_minden_luebbecke/minden/minden/20331714_Datenschuetzer-legt-Mindener-Archiv-ueber-Juden-lahm.html

Some comments about the situation (in German):
http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/1022396310/

This Minden memorial site is now dead:
http://mindener-juden.kommunalarchiv-minden.de/

The phrase at the bottom: "Dieser Dienst steht vor=FCbergehend nicht zu
Verf=FCgung!=94 means "This service is temporarily not available".

but the city apparently has no concrete plans to reinstate it.

Here is what it used to look like: http://tinyurl.com/q9c82l8

https://web.archive.org/web/20140709110544/http://mindener-juden.kommunalarchiv-minden.de/

Please reply to me at rpm@... if you share my concern
about this matter.

Roderick Miller, Berlin, Germany rpm@...


Re: Reinstatement of German citizenship to children and grandchildren #germany

Peter Straus
 

Two 11 Feb 2015 posts referred to eligibility for German citizenship by
children and grandchildren of Jewish individuals whose citizenship had
been revoked.

*** It is my understanding *** that this privilege is reserved to
descendents of fathers, not mothers, whose citizenship had been revoked.

That is, for example, if the mother's citizenship had been revoked but
the father gave up his citizenship at an earlier date or was not German,
etc., the descendents are not eligible. If those circumstances were
reversed, they would be.

Peter Straus, San Francisco, CA, pstrausSF@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Another personal case history re: retroactive German
citizenship can be requested by email to
Vivian Salama <vivsalama@...>


German SIG #Germany RE: Reinstatement of German citizenship to children and grandchildren #germany

Peter Straus
 

Two 11 Feb 2015 posts referred to eligibility for German citizenship by
children and grandchildren of Jewish individuals whose citizenship had
been revoked.

*** It is my understanding *** that this privilege is reserved to
descendents of fathers, not mothers, whose citizenship had been revoked.

That is, for example, if the mother's citizenship had been revoked but
the father gave up his citizenship at an earlier date or was not German,
etc., the descendents are not eligible. If those circumstances were
reversed, they would be.

Peter Straus, San Francisco, CA, pstrausSF@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Another personal case history re: retroactive German
citizenship can be requested by email to
Vivian Salama <vivsalama@...>


March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: Jacob Jacobson Collection at Leo Baeck Institute SITE CITE #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

This was a fantastic tipoff on Gersig >from Rene van Wijngaarden. I looked
further on the internet and found this link:

http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=147427

which enables you to connect directly to specific parts of the
collection much of which is focused on Berlin and
Hamburg-Altona were the largest Jewish communities were to be found.
However, there is clearly information relating to other parts of Germany
also such as Hessen.

Hazel Dakers, London UK hazel.dakers@... researching:
HEIMANN (Luegde), MICHAELIS-JENA (Luegde/Detmold area),
NUSSBAUM(Niederaula), NORDEN (London, South Africa and possibly
Netherlands or Germany) www.hazeldakers.co.uk


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


German SIG #Germany Re: Jacob Jacobson Collection at Leo Baeck Institute SITE CITE #germany

Hazel Dakers
 

This was a fantastic tipoff on Gersig >from Rene van Wijngaarden. I looked
further on the internet and found this link:

http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=147427

which enables you to connect directly to specific parts of the
collection much of which is focused on Berlin and
Hamburg-Altona were the largest Jewish communities were to be found.
However, there is clearly information relating to other parts of Germany
also such as Hessen.

Hazel Dakers, London UK hazel.dakers@... researching:
HEIMANN (Luegde), MICHAELIS-JENA (Luegde/Detmold area),
NUSSBAUM(Niederaula), NORDEN (London, South Africa and possibly
Netherlands or Germany) www.hazeldakers.co.uk


SITE CITE Re: Fantastic Jacob Jacobson Collection at Leo Baeck Institute #germany

Joachim Mugdan
 

Rene van Wijngaarden wrote:
"... By coincidence I stumbled on the JACOBSON Collection re: Germany..."


This is part of DigiBaeck, the digitized archival collections of the Leo
Baeck Institute, http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/
The advantage of going through the LBI web site is that
it has finding aids for many of the larger collections.

Joachim Mugdan, Basel, Switzerland (JGID 5749) @Mugdan

[The "Finding Aid" - A description and catalog of the Jacob Jacobson
Collection - can be found many ways. Some are:

http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/

Enter Jacob Jacobson Collection in the "Key Words" box
Click submit
Click on Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1660-1958

or

try this url: findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=147427

or enter Jacob Jacobson Collection in the Google search box and
then click "Guide to the Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1660-1958 AR ..."

A link to the Finding Aid that Mr. Mugdan put in his message did
not pass my Moderator test. GerSIG Moderator ]


March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #lodz #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE Re: Fantastic Jacob Jacobson Collection at Leo Baeck Institute #germany

Joachim Mugdan
 

Rene van Wijngaarden wrote:
"... By coincidence I stumbled on the JACOBSON Collection re: Germany..."


This is part of DigiBaeck, the digitized archival collections of the Leo
Baeck Institute, http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/
The advantage of going through the LBI web site is that
it has finding aids for many of the larger collections.

Joachim Mugdan, Basel, Switzerland (JGID 5749) @Mugdan

[The "Finding Aid" - A description and catalog of the Jacob Jacobson
Collection - can be found many ways. Some are:

http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/

Enter Jacob Jacobson Collection in the "Key Words" box
Click submit
Click on Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1660-1958

or

try this url: findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=147427

or enter Jacob Jacobson Collection in the Google search box and
then click "Guide to the Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1660-1958 AR ..."

A link to the Finding Aid that Mr. Mugdan put in his message did
not pass my Moderator test. GerSIG Moderator ]


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #lodz #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: Jacob Jacobson Collection Fantastic Source on the Net #germany

Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@...>
 

I believe that this is the same file that be accessed more directly
from its source at the Leo Baeck Institute. The "Jacob
Jacobson Collection 1660-1958)" has catalogue number AR 7002.

This link should be a description of the full Collection: [snip]
[URL deleted by moderator. It did not work for me.
Search for "Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1660-1958" at:
http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/ Moderator ]

Best regards, Stephen Falk sfalkjd@...

On Mon, Feb 9, Rene F van Wijngaarden delvalle.rene@... wrote about
the Jacob Jacobson Collection at The Leo Baeck Institute.
"By coincidence is stumbled on the Jacobson Collection re: Germany.
This huge collection has Mohel books, Wedding registers, Marriage
registers and all kind of interesting stuf.........."


German SIG #Germany Re: Jacob Jacobson Collection Fantastic Source on the Net #germany

Stephen Falk <sfalkjd@...>
 

I believe that this is the same file that be accessed more directly
from its source at the Leo Baeck Institute. The "Jacob
Jacobson Collection 1660-1958)" has catalogue number AR 7002.

This link should be a description of the full Collection: [snip]
[URL deleted by moderator. It did not work for me.
Search for "Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1660-1958" at:
http://www.lbi.org/digibaeck/ Moderator ]

Best regards, Stephen Falk sfalkjd@...

On Mon, Feb 9, Rene F van Wijngaarden delvalle.rene@... wrote about
the Jacob Jacobson Collection at The Leo Baeck Institute.
"By coincidence is stumbled on the Jacobson Collection re: Germany.
This huge collection has Mohel books, Wedding registers, Marriage
registers and all kind of interesting stuf.........."


FW: Photo ID and when it was taken #lithuania

Galit Aviv
 

Dear All:

I've posted a picture of my unknown relative >from Vilna. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38109


This picture was part of our family album.
I do not know who she is.
My great grandfather Aron or Arkady (ben Shimel) Grodzensky (1860 - ?)
was born in Vilna, worked as a publisher, editor and translator.
He was married to Revekka (bat Berko) Shamsonov >from Minsk and St.
Peterburg (Leningrad).
Unfortunately, I could not find anything about my great grandfather,
just census record >from 1904 and duma voting record >from 1906.
The woman on photo could be his sister or mother. Picture was taken in
Vilna, by Serebrin's Photography.
I hope maybe somebody might recognize her.
If not, maybe you can help me to identify time period when this photo
was taken.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Thank you for any help.
Sincerely,
Galit Aviv
NJ, USA
Researching: GRODZENSKY (Trakai, Vilno, Russia, USA),
PINEWSKY (Poland, Belarus, St. Peterburg, Russia, USA), SHAMSONOV
(Belarus,
Vilno, St. Peterburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia, USA)


March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania FW: Photo ID and when it was taken #lithuania

Galit Aviv
 

Dear All:

I've posted a picture of my unknown relative >from Vilna. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM38109


This picture was part of our family album.
I do not know who she is.
My great grandfather Aron or Arkady (ben Shimel) Grodzensky (1860 - ?)
was born in Vilna, worked as a publisher, editor and translator.
He was married to Revekka (bat Berko) Shamsonov >from Minsk and St.
Peterburg (Leningrad).
Unfortunately, I could not find anything about my great grandfather,
just census record >from 1904 and duma voting record >from 1906.
The woman on photo could be his sister or mother. Picture was taken in
Vilna, by Serebrin's Photography.
I hope maybe somebody might recognize her.
If not, maybe you can help me to identify time period when this photo
was taken.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Thank you for any help.
Sincerely,
Galit Aviv
NJ, USA
Researching: GRODZENSKY (Trakai, Vilno, Russia, USA),
PINEWSKY (Poland, Belarus, St. Peterburg, Russia, USA), SHAMSONOV
(Belarus,
Vilno, St. Peterburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia, USA)


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania March 2015 Course: Complex Genealogy in the United States #lithuania

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Intermediate Course will help you organize what you've found and
focus on what's missing. After researching Ancestry and Familysearch,
what are the minor websites and major archives to consider? What are
your brick walls and what advanced research will break them down?

This course proceeds at your pace (there is no time dependence, our
students are worldwide, you participate in our 24/7 forum when you are
available); there are eight pdf lessons for you to download. The
lessons cover U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate,
Obituaries, Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration
Ports, Major Archives and Libraries, Military records, Internet
Research and State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on
using your computer and the Internet efficiently and employing
advanced on-site or email techniques in U.S. research.

Students are encouraged to post one ancestral branch and the
instructor will work one on one to answer questions and suggest
avenues to research; this mentoring process is unique and quite
valuable. Requirements and tuition are detailed in the course
description; please read it at
www.jewishgen.org/education .
Registration is open

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, NYC & PBG Florida
www.JewishGen.org/education