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A special request to our LitvakSIG members - can you provide some ideas for contacts in support of our Continuity Fund? #lithuania

Barry Halpern
 

As you all know, we launched our LitvakSIG Research and Translation
Continuity Fund early in 2016, and your response has been fantastic!

This message isn't intended to ask again for your financial support
(though that is always welcome), but rather to ask for your help and
advice. Do you have any suggestions or contacts for any Jewish
foundations or donors, preferably with Litvak roots, whom we might
approach to support the Continuity Fund? Our common Lithuanian
heritage links so many of us, >from Jascha Heifetz to Al Jolson to Don
Rickles to Bob Dylan! Our work, and consequently your work, is a
vital celebration of past generations as well as an important
contribution to our future generations.

So, we're asking that if you have any ideas, or specific contacts
(particularly email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers),
we would love to hear >from you! We have a long way to go to fulfill
our goals, and therefore are very willing to follow up on any leads or
suggestions you might have.

Please feel free to get in touch with either of us!

Ralph Salinger and Barry Halpern (barry.halpern@... and
salinger@...)

Coordinators of the Research and Translation Continuity Fund


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania A special request to our LitvakSIG members - can you provide some ideas for contacts in support of our Continuity Fund? #lithuania

Barry Halpern
 

As you all know, we launched our LitvakSIG Research and Translation
Continuity Fund early in 2016, and your response has been fantastic!

This message isn't intended to ask again for your financial support
(though that is always welcome), but rather to ask for your help and
advice. Do you have any suggestions or contacts for any Jewish
foundations or donors, preferably with Litvak roots, whom we might
approach to support the Continuity Fund? Our common Lithuanian
heritage links so many of us, >from Jascha Heifetz to Al Jolson to Don
Rickles to Bob Dylan! Our work, and consequently your work, is a
vital celebration of past generations as well as an important
contribution to our future generations.

So, we're asking that if you have any ideas, or specific contacts
(particularly email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers),
we would love to hear >from you! We have a long way to go to fulfill
our goals, and therefore are very willing to follow up on any leads or
suggestions you might have.

Please feel free to get in touch with either of us!

Ralph Salinger and Barry Halpern (barry.halpern@... and
salinger@...)

Coordinators of the Research and Translation Continuity Fund


Re: "lektorizatsye" #ukraine

Igor Holyboroda
 

Your idea about elektrizatsija may have sense, at the same time:
1. To make some final conclusions it is better to know the broad
context - i.e. the whole text >from which the word in question was
taken from;
2. Every language obtains at least several hundreds of neologisms
every year reflecting newnotion and phenomena of sci, technology,
social life, etc. Some newly coined words appear to be the key terms
of the language in few years (say, computer), some of them (esp having
a very narrow sphere of usage) disappear without the traces (when
corresponding notions and phenomena disappear, change or loose their
significance).
Igor Holyboroda


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: "lektorizatsye" #ukraine

Igor Holyboroda
 

Your idea about elektrizatsija may have sense, at the same time:
1. To make some final conclusions it is better to know the broad
context - i.e. the whole text >from which the word in question was
taken from;
2. Every language obtains at least several hundreds of neologisms
every year reflecting newnotion and phenomena of sci, technology,
social life, etc. Some newly coined words appear to be the key terms
of the language in few years (say, computer), some of them (esp having
a very narrow sphere of usage) disappear without the traces (when
corresponding notions and phenomena disappear, change or loose their
significance).
Igor Holyboroda


The Conference Hotel is Almost Fully Booked #germany

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

The Seattle Sheraton Hotel has booked all of the available rooms for the
Conference and has only a handful of deluxe rooms left. They are pricing
the deluxe rooms at $239 for Conference attendees. These rooms are
available at other times for $379 per night. Once these rooms are booked,
there will be no more room at the Conference Hotel.

We have made arrangements with the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, about 4 blocks from
the Sheraton, for a limited number of rooms at $289 per night. Given that
the Conference coincides with the height of the tourism season, and there
are no other major hotels downtown with rooms available, this was the best
we could do. The Hyatt will give that rate to Conference attendees who use
the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home.
The website is being updated to reflect that information.

As you can tell, Seattle is the place to be, August 7-12. Make your plans
to attend the Conference and reserve your space if you have not already done
so. And if you have not reserved your meals or banquet tickets, you should
do so soon before they sell out. Most of our computer labs have been
waitlisted, and we are arranging to add additional labs. We will not be
able to do that with the meals. See you in Seattle!

Chuck Weinstein, Co-chair chuck@... www.iajgs2016.org
Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts


German SIG #Germany The Conference Hotel is Almost Fully Booked #germany

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

The Seattle Sheraton Hotel has booked all of the available rooms for the
Conference and has only a handful of deluxe rooms left. They are pricing
the deluxe rooms at $239 for Conference attendees. These rooms are
available at other times for $379 per night. Once these rooms are booked,
there will be no more room at the Conference Hotel.

We have made arrangements with the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, about 4 blocks from
the Sheraton, for a limited number of rooms at $289 per night. Given that
the Conference coincides with the height of the tourism season, and there
are no other major hotels downtown with rooms available, this was the best
we could do. The Hyatt will give that rate to Conference attendees who use
the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home.
The website is being updated to reflect that information.

As you can tell, Seattle is the place to be, August 7-12. Make your plans
to attend the Conference and reserve your space if you have not already done
so. And if you have not reserved your meals or banquet tickets, you should
do so soon before they sell out. Most of our computer labs have been
waitlisted, and we are arranging to add additional labs. We will not be
able to do that with the meals. See you in Seattle!

Chuck Weinstein, Co-chair chuck@... www.iajgs2016.org
Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts


HAYUM and STERNFELD Dorstfeld (Dortmund) #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear Gersig,

There is a tombstone on the cemetery Dortmund Dorstfeld which has the
following inscription:

Flora Hayum born Sternfeld 18.01.1866 - 13.10.1940 Joseph Hayum
06.11.1863 - 17.04.1951.

I know that Joseph HAYUM was born in Dortmund and survived Theresienstadt -
nothing more.

Could anyone help with more information? - maybe his parents and so on.

Regards Mike Redel - Unna - Germany redel.mike@...


German SIG #Germany HAYUM and STERNFELD Dorstfeld (Dortmund) #germany

Mike Redel <redel.mike@...>
 

Dear Gersig,

There is a tombstone on the cemetery Dortmund Dorstfeld which has the
following inscription:

Flora Hayum born Sternfeld 18.01.1866 - 13.10.1940 Joseph Hayum
06.11.1863 - 17.04.1951.

I know that Joseph HAYUM was born in Dortmund and survived Theresienstadt -
nothing more.

Could anyone help with more information? - maybe his parents and so on.

Regards Mike Redel - Unna - Germany redel.mike@...


Re: Organizing Research for Non-Computer-Literate Genealogist #general

Pierre HAHN
 

The 3x5 cards (or the next size larger)

Each card with one named person the last name highlighted for sorting
it in alphabetic order

Each card with the information collected for that person:
date of BMD, burial, education, prizes, occupation, residences,
etc..and the references on where you got the information

Each card with the following four entries:
Previous name of grand parents
With name of spouse(s) and sibling(s)
Next name of offspring(s)

Other names of friends, nanies, co-workers etc and other people
important to this person's life

Obviously if you use a computer you will not have to repeat a lot of
info, but that is what you will need

All the information to be legible so that others may be able to read
it - no personal short cuts

A large file cabinet for the thousands when your tre becomes a forest.

My $$$$ worth

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...> wrote:
I have been corresponding with someone who is helping me with genealogy. She
sent me an e-mail in which she admitted that she needs help.

She writes, "I don't know how to organize my information. I spend hours pulling
out >from here or there, write it on scraps of paper, and there it sits." She
works with a smart phone, and I have been sending charts >from my genealogy
project. I have been using MyHeritage for a while, and although I could use
descendants' reports that are similar to those of other genealogy programs I've
seen, the reports are good enough to communicate with people through e-mail. As
she says, "Your charts I take off and write on paper so it can be seen. Then
what?"

She apparently does not have a good idea for organizing the material. She
suspects that she has looked up the material two or three times because she
cannot find the data she is looking for.

I would truly like to give some good advice, so I am turning to you. What would
you suggest to a non-computer-literate genealogist about organizing the data
into something that will function well?
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Organizing Research for Non-Computer-Literate Genealogist #general

Pierre HAHN
 

The 3x5 cards (or the next size larger)

Each card with one named person the last name highlighted for sorting
it in alphabetic order

Each card with the information collected for that person:
date of BMD, burial, education, prizes, occupation, residences,
etc..and the references on where you got the information

Each card with the following four entries:
Previous name of grand parents
With name of spouse(s) and sibling(s)
Next name of offspring(s)

Other names of friends, nanies, co-workers etc and other people
important to this person's life

Obviously if you use a computer you will not have to repeat a lot of
info, but that is what you will need

All the information to be legible so that others may be able to read
it - no personal short cuts

A large file cabinet for the thousands when your tre becomes a forest.

My $$$$ worth

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...> wrote:
I have been corresponding with someone who is helping me with genealogy. She
sent me an e-mail in which she admitted that she needs help.

She writes, "I don't know how to organize my information. I spend hours pulling
out >from here or there, write it on scraps of paper, and there it sits." She
works with a smart phone, and I have been sending charts >from my genealogy
project. I have been using MyHeritage for a while, and although I could use
descendants' reports that are similar to those of other genealogy programs I've
seen, the reports are good enough to communicate with people through e-mail. As
she says, "Your charts I take off and write on paper so it can be seen. Then
what?"

She apparently does not have a good idea for organizing the material. She
suspects that she has looked up the material two or three times because she
cannot find the data she is looking for.

I would truly like to give some good advice, so I am turning to you. What would
you suggest to a non-computer-literate genealogist about organizing the data
into something that will function well?
MODERATOR NOTE: Surnames are the only words that should appear in upper case
letters in messages in this forum. Thank you.


OSTROFSKY Glasgow? --> NYC #general

Myrna Goodman
 

Hi Genners,

I hope someone can help me find a way to trace my grandparents' original place
of embarkation to Glasgow. David and Lena OSTROFSKY left for NYC >from Glasgow
on the Columbia in June 1906, landed on June 6 and were detained (my grandmother
was very pregnant with my aunt, who was born in NYC about a week after they
arrived). They were released on June 8th,1906.

On my grandfather's naturalization document, his last place of residence is
given as Fastov. The family believes they were >from Odessa. Is it possible the
clerk misunderstood Glasgow for Fastov?

Is there a database that lists embarkation sites?

Thanking you in advance for any insights you may be able to share.

Myrna Goodman
JGID 162985

Researching OSTROFSKY, OSOFF, ROVNER, GORDON, TEMMES


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen OSTROFSKY Glasgow? --> NYC #general

Myrna Goodman
 

Hi Genners,

I hope someone can help me find a way to trace my grandparents' original place
of embarkation to Glasgow. David and Lena OSTROFSKY left for NYC >from Glasgow
on the Columbia in June 1906, landed on June 6 and were detained (my grandmother
was very pregnant with my aunt, who was born in NYC about a week after they
arrived). They were released on June 8th,1906.

On my grandfather's naturalization document, his last place of residence is
given as Fastov. The family believes they were >from Odessa. Is it possible the
clerk misunderstood Glasgow for Fastov?

Is there a database that lists embarkation sites?

Thanking you in advance for any insights you may be able to share.

Myrna Goodman
JGID 162985

Researching OSTROFSKY, OSOFF, ROVNER, GORDON, TEMMES


Russian Language Assistance #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Back in 2011 I discovered a Page of Testimony for an Aba KHAIKIN in Priluki
in the Yad Vashem database. The address for his daughter, the submitter of
the testimony, was in Dnepropetrovsk. At the time I needed some help with
the address as I wished to send a letter. I sent an email to Ukraine SIG
and/or Jewish Gen Discussion List asking for assistance. A gentleman who
read my email contacted me and, not only helped with the address but also
helped me translate the letter into Russian, which was sent in August 2011.

It is now almost five years later and I just received an email >from a family
member of the woman to whom I wrote. Unfortunately, because of a computer
crash I no longer have the name nor the contact information of the person
who helped me. If this person reads this email, I would appreciate it if he
would contact me directly.

Rochelle Gershenow
Connecticut, USA

Searching:
AGINSKY (Belarus); BERG (Galicia); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki, Ukraine);
COHEN (Galicia); FRUSHTICK (Galicia); GERIS/GERRISH (Vitebsk GuberyniaBelarus/
Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania; USA); LANGDORF (Galicia); LUBINSKY (Lithuania);
MERRIN (Belarus); PODNOS (Lithuania); PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine;
Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA); SONDEK/
SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOVSKY

MODERATOR NOTE: Research list truncated at six lines in accordance with JewishGen
Discussion Group rules.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Language Assistance #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Back in 2011 I discovered a Page of Testimony for an Aba KHAIKIN in Priluki
in the Yad Vashem database. The address for his daughter, the submitter of
the testimony, was in Dnepropetrovsk. At the time I needed some help with
the address as I wished to send a letter. I sent an email to Ukraine SIG
and/or Jewish Gen Discussion List asking for assistance. A gentleman who
read my email contacted me and, not only helped with the address but also
helped me translate the letter into Russian, which was sent in August 2011.

It is now almost five years later and I just received an email >from a family
member of the woman to whom I wrote. Unfortunately, because of a computer
crash I no longer have the name nor the contact information of the person
who helped me. If this person reads this email, I would appreciate it if he
would contact me directly.

Rochelle Gershenow
Connecticut, USA

Searching:
AGINSKY (Belarus); BERG (Galicia); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki, Ukraine);
COHEN (Galicia); FRUSHTICK (Galicia); GERIS/GERRISH (Vitebsk GuberyniaBelarus/
Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ (Lithuania; USA); LANGDORF (Galicia); LUBINSKY (Lithuania);
MERRIN (Belarus); PODNOS (Lithuania); PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine;
Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA); SONDEK/
SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOVSKY

MODERATOR NOTE: Research list truncated at six lines in accordance with JewishGen
Discussion Group rules.


KOHN and ROSENFELD families in Timisoara in 19th century #romania

oliolart@...
 

Hi All,

I am looking for information about my ancestors lived in Timisoara
(Temesvar). My gggg grandparents married there at 1866, Ignatz Nathan
KOHN (Michael KOHN, Regina KELLNER) and Cecilia ROSENFELD (Heinrich
and Betti ROSENFELD) I have their marriage contract and based on that
the ROSENFELD family was well-to-do, they had a bakery where Ignatz
worked. Do these names ring a bell to anyone? Or does someone have an
access to newspapers >from those years or can point me to a database
where I can look for them? I hope there is some information about the
marriage or at least about the ROSENFELD family.

Thank you for your help

Regards

Tamas

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Romania SIG #Romania KOHN and ROSENFELD families in Timisoara in 19th century #romania

oliolart@...
 

Hi All,

I am looking for information about my ancestors lived in Timisoara
(Temesvar). My gggg grandparents married there at 1866, Ignatz Nathan
KOHN (Michael KOHN, Regina KELLNER) and Cecilia ROSENFELD (Heinrich
and Betti ROSENFELD) I have their marriage contract and based on that
the ROSENFELD family was well-to-do, they had a bakery where Ignatz
worked. Do these names ring a bell to anyone? Or does someone have an
access to newspapers >from those years or can point me to a database
where I can look for them? I hope there is some information about the
marriage or at least about the ROSENFELD family.

Thank you for your help

Regards

Tamas

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to sign all messages with your full name,
and place of residence (country, city).
Thank you, Moderator on Duty


Organizing Research for Non-Computer-Literate Genealogist #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I have been corresponding with someone who is helping me with genealogy. She
sent me an e-mail in which she admitted that she needs help.

She writes, "I don't know how to organize my information. I spend hours pulling
out >from here or there, write it on scraps of paper, and there it sits." She
works with a smart phone, and I have been sending charts >from my genealogy
project. I have been using MyHeritage for a while, and although I could use
descendants' reports that are similar to those of other genealogy programs I've
seen, the reports are good enough to communicate with people through e-mail. As
she says, "Your charts I take off and write on paper so it can be seen. Then
what?"

She apparently does not have a good idea for organizing the material. She
suspects that she has looked up the material two or three times because she
cannot find the data she is looking for.

I would truly like to give some good advice, so I am turning to you. What would
you suggest to a non-computer-literate genealogist about organizing the data
into something that will function well?

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Organizing Research for Non-Computer-Literate Genealogist #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I have been corresponding with someone who is helping me with genealogy. She
sent me an e-mail in which she admitted that she needs help.

She writes, "I don't know how to organize my information. I spend hours pulling
out >from here or there, write it on scraps of paper, and there it sits." She
works with a smart phone, and I have been sending charts >from my genealogy
project. I have been using MyHeritage for a while, and although I could use
descendants' reports that are similar to those of other genealogy programs I've
seen, the reports are good enough to communicate with people through e-mail. As
she says, "Your charts I take off and write on paper so it can be seen. Then
what?"

She apparently does not have a good idea for organizing the material. She
suspects that she has looked up the material two or three times because she
cannot find the data she is looking for.

I would truly like to give some good advice, so I am turning to you. What would
you suggest to a non-computer-literate genealogist about organizing the data
into something that will function well?

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Re: "lektorizatsye" #ukraine

Igor Holyboroda
 

Dear listmembers!

The term "lektorizatsye" (in Russian/Ukrainian) originates >from the
word "lector" - the lecturer. Obviously it was a neologism of that
period that later disappeared. Probably the person in question was in
Kyiv to pass some training and listen to the lectures. It may have
been some professional training (due to his occupation/position at his
working place), it may also have been the courses of Communist
lecturers - providers of the Communist Propaganda; such
responsibilities usually were obligatory and even necessary in the
late 30ies - the period of the total Communist control, Great Terror
and mass repressions in the Soviet Union.
Regards,

Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: "lektorizatsye" #ukraine

Igor Holyboroda
 

Dear listmembers!

The term "lektorizatsye" (in Russian/Ukrainian) originates >from the
word "lector" - the lecturer. Obviously it was a neologism of that
period that later disappeared. Probably the person in question was in
Kyiv to pass some training and listen to the lectures. It may have
been some professional training (due to his occupation/position at his
working place), it may also have been the courses of Communist
lecturers - providers of the Communist Propaganda; such
responsibilities usually were obligatory and even necessary in the
late 30ies - the period of the total Communist control, Great Terror
and mass repressions in the Soviet Union.
Regards,

Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.

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