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(Scotland) Scotlands People Offering Free 20 Credits (good for a year) #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Scotlands People is a partnership between the National Records of
Scotland and Court of the Lord Lyon, enabled by DC Thompson Family
History which also owns Findmypast.

They are offering free 20 credits (purchase of records is by credits)
through 27 August. You need to register with your name, email address.
To order your free credits go to http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ and
click on "purchase more Scotlands People credits" in the upper right-
hand corner. Enter Summer 16 in the Voucher Code box and proceed to
payment. You are only ordering 20 free credits which will be available
for 8,761 hours (i.e. 1 year). Some records are free to search and to
view the record costs "credits" while some record collection charge
credits to search. It is best to look at "about our records" under
Charges for determining the charge process.

If you have not previously visited the Scotlands People website, you are
encouraged to visit the help and resources area for guidance on
searching and the FAQs about the record types and payment charges.

Thank you to Gail Dever >from Genealogy a la carte for informing us
about the 20 free credits.

There are free records and a free surname search does not cost any
credits.

The free records include the military service appeals tribunal,
soldiers' wills, wills and testimonials and coats of arms. See the
left hand side of the screen on the page where you register or login.

Note that Scotlands People website will be unavailable Wednesday, 7
September at 23:59 BT and service will be resumed on Monday 23 September
for essential work to the website.

Jews have been known to be in Scotland since the 17th century and
probably earlier. For more information on the Jews of Scotland see:
http://www.scojec.org/resources/files/scotlands_jews.pdf

Thank you to David Goldberg for sharing this.

I have no affiliation with either DC Thompson Family History or
Scotlands People and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Scotland) Scotlands People Offering Free 20 Credits (good for a year) #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Scotlands People is a partnership between the National Records of
Scotland and Court of the Lord Lyon, enabled by DC Thompson Family
History which also owns Findmypast.

They are offering free 20 credits (purchase of records is by credits)
through 27 August. You need to register with your name, email address.
To order your free credits go to http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ and
click on "purchase more Scotlands People credits" in the upper right-
hand corner. Enter Summer 16 in the Voucher Code box and proceed to
payment. You are only ordering 20 free credits which will be available
for 8,761 hours (i.e. 1 year). Some records are free to search and to
view the record costs "credits" while some record collection charge
credits to search. It is best to look at "about our records" under
Charges for determining the charge process.

If you have not previously visited the Scotlands People website, you are
encouraged to visit the help and resources area for guidance on
searching and the FAQs about the record types and payment charges.

Thank you to Gail Dever >from Genealogy a la carte for informing us
about the 20 free credits.

There are free records and a free surname search does not cost any
credits.

The free records include the military service appeals tribunal,
soldiers' wills, wills and testimonials and coats of arms. See the
left hand side of the screen on the page where you register or login.

Note that Scotlands People website will be unavailable Wednesday, 7
September at 23:59 BT and service will be resumed on Monday 23 September
for essential work to the website.

Jews have been known to be in Scotland since the 17th century and
probably earlier. For more information on the Jews of Scotland see:
http://www.scojec.org/resources/files/scotlands_jews.pdf

Thank you to David Goldberg for sharing this.

I have no affiliation with either DC Thompson Family History or
Scotlands People and am posting this solely for the information of
the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Restoration of the Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

We, the Bialystoker diaspora community, should be very proud of a number
of people who volunteered their time last week to renovate and restore
the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery.

For many years, Lucy Lisowska has organized a "summer camp" to clean up
and restore and Dr. Heidi Szpek has worked with Lucy to document the
Matzevot. Last year, a couple >from Massachusetts, Amy Halpern Degen (no
relation) and Josh Degen visited Bialystok, the ancestral home of Amy's
family, during "summer camp." They left with a better idea. Josh is a
stone mason and the couple decided to go back this year with
knowledgeable helpers and some heavy equipment to lift, replace, clean,
and restore as many Matzevot as they could in one week. To do this they
started a GoFundMe project https://www.gofundme.com/tngd3cw4 to raise
$10,000 for travel expense and heavy equipment rental. However, they
actually spent $12,800 and need $1,600 to break even.

The bottom line is that Josh, Amy, Amy's brother Mitchell, Heidi, Lucy,
and gang lifted, replaced, cleaned, and documented 301 Matzevot in 5 or
6 days. Quite an accomplishment. Yasher koach to the team.

The local press covered the work. See
http://bialystok.wyborcza.pl/bialystok/1,35241,20560145,cmentarz-zydowski-wyglada-jak-cmentarz-zdjecia.html.
Translate the article in Google Chrome browser.

Background article on Amy and Josh and their project can be found at
http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_30152677/restoration-jewish-cemetery-preserve-vanishing-heritage.

Many photos organized by day can be found on Facebook page of Heidi
Szpek at https://www.facebook.com/heidi.szpekidzikowski?fref=ts.

Any volunteers for next year's summer camp?

Mark Halpern


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Restoration of the Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

We, the Bialystoker diaspora community, should be very proud of a number
of people who volunteered their time last week to renovate and restore
the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery.

For many years, Lucy Lisowska has organized a "summer camp" to clean up
and restore and Dr. Heidi Szpek has worked with Lucy to document the
Matzevot. Last year, a couple >from Massachusetts, Amy Halpern Degen (no
relation) and Josh Degen visited Bialystok, the ancestral home of Amy's
family, during "summer camp." They left with a better idea. Josh is a
stone mason and the couple decided to go back this year with
knowledgeable helpers and some heavy equipment to lift, replace, clean,
and restore as many Matzevot as they could in one week. To do this they
started a GoFundMe project https://www.gofundme.com/tngd3cw4 to raise
$10,000 for travel expense and heavy equipment rental. However, they
actually spent $12,800 and need $1,600 to break even.

The bottom line is that Josh, Amy, Amy's brother Mitchell, Heidi, Lucy,
and gang lifted, replaced, cleaned, and documented 301 Matzevot in 5 or
6 days. Quite an accomplishment. Yasher koach to the team.

The local press covered the work. See
http://bialystok.wyborcza.pl/bialystok/1,35241,20560145,cmentarz-zydowski-wyglada-jak-cmentarz-zdjecia.html.
Translate the article in Google Chrome browser.

Background article on Amy and Josh and their project can be found at
http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_30152677/restoration-jewish-cemetery-preserve-vanishing-heritage.

Many photos organized by day can be found on Facebook page of Heidi
Szpek at https://www.facebook.com/heidi.szpekidzikowski?fref=ts.

Any volunteers for next year's summer camp?

Mark Halpern


Vilnius Revision Lists #lithuania

Dorothy Leivers
 

Vilnius District Research Group has 200 contributors but cannot afford
to do the work available. This group has varying interests and its
contributors are each at a different stage of research. Vilna
District is blessed with a large collection of records which survived
but that is also its problem. The digitised images for the 1851
revision list for the city of Vilna cost nearly $4000. The
translation of the 1851 could never have been done without the help of
volunteer translators as it would have cost over $10,000 to
accomplish.

The Lithuanian Historical Archives will be moving in January and it is
likely that the archive will effectively be closed for a considerable
time. We have a window of opportunity between now and year end during
which time the archive will digitise images for LitvakSIG and we have
3 excellent volunteers who can work >from these images and in addition
3 paid translators who would be prepared to work >from home. Thus an
ongoing flow of translations will be available to contributors.

The images on order at the moment include revision lists for the years
1816-1858 for those towns not already translated. We need
contributions to pay for them. I am asking you to please make a
donation now. I cannot overemphasize how important this is. The more
money raised, the more images we can obtain.

We have paid translators and volunteers who do excellent work. If we
lose the translators because we cannot afford to either obtain the
images or pay them any longer then we lose their skills forever.

You can make your donation at https://www.litvaksig.org/join-and-contribute/

Dorothy Leivers
Records Acquisition
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Revision Lists #lithuania

Dorothy Leivers
 

Vilnius District Research Group has 200 contributors but cannot afford
to do the work available. This group has varying interests and its
contributors are each at a different stage of research. Vilna
District is blessed with a large collection of records which survived
but that is also its problem. The digitised images for the 1851
revision list for the city of Vilna cost nearly $4000. The
translation of the 1851 could never have been done without the help of
volunteer translators as it would have cost over $10,000 to
accomplish.

The Lithuanian Historical Archives will be moving in January and it is
likely that the archive will effectively be closed for a considerable
time. We have a window of opportunity between now and year end during
which time the archive will digitise images for LitvakSIG and we have
3 excellent volunteers who can work >from these images and in addition
3 paid translators who would be prepared to work >from home. Thus an
ongoing flow of translations will be available to contributors.

The images on order at the moment include revision lists for the years
1816-1858 for those towns not already translated. We need
contributions to pay for them. I am asking you to please make a
donation now. I cannot overemphasize how important this is. The more
money raised, the more images we can obtain.

We have paid translators and volunteers who do excellent work. If we
lose the translators because we cannot afford to either obtain the
images or pay them any longer then we lose their skills forever.

You can make your donation at https://www.litvaksig.org/join-and-contribute/

Dorothy Leivers
Records Acquisition
LitvakSIG


Sarah Rivke MIRELS a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge #poland

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prauge Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.
However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't already done so, you may want to
post your message on the RavSIG discussion group, which focuses on
Rabbinic research. Subscribe at http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager


JRI Poland #Poland Sarah Rivke MIRELS a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge #poland

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prauge Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.
However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: If you haven't already done so, you may want to
post your message on the RavSIG discussion group, which focuses on
Rabbinic research. Subscribe at http://lyris.jewishgen.org/ListManager


Someone who can film a town in Poland for me. #poland

Robert Tachna
 

Does anyone know of anyone who I can go to to hire to make a video of my
ancestors town of Zareby Koscielne, Poland? Back in 1997 I hired Pawel
Brunon Dorman >from his website Polish Jews to make a video of my
grandfather's town of Mlawa, Poland. He did an excellent job and the
video he produced was phenomenal. Unfortunately, his website Polish Jews
no longer exists or otherwise I would ask him again. I wish I could
contact him or if anyone knows of any other reliable and honest people
or services that could make for me a video of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations or
contact information.


JRI Poland #Poland Someone who can film a town in Poland for me. #poland

Robert Tachna
 

Does anyone know of anyone who I can go to to hire to make a video of my
ancestors town of Zareby Koscielne, Poland? Back in 1997 I hired Pawel
Brunon Dorman >from his website Polish Jews to make a video of my
grandfather's town of Mlawa, Poland. He did an excellent job and the
video he produced was phenomenal. Unfortunately, his website Polish Jews
no longer exists or otherwise I would ask him again. I wish I could
contact him or if anyone knows of any other reliable and honest people
or services that could make for me a video of Zareby Koscielne, Poland?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna
rhtachna@gmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations or
contact information.


1852 Cadastral Map of Dynow in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Today in the Gesher Galicia Map Room we've posted an excellent map of
an important Galician city: the complete 1852 cadastral map of Dynow,
now in southeast Poland near Rzeszow and Przemysl.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/dynow-1852/

Clearly lithographed and selectively colored, the map includes
property numbers for both buildings and parcels, enabling anyone with
vital and other records to locate family homes and businesses in the
historical city. Already in 1852, the city had a well-built market
square, and the map also shows the Great Synagogue and the large
Jewish cemetery, along with many other features of a small but solid
settlement.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the Dynow
town project, an element of our Galician Archival Records Project
(GARP); more info about our town projects is available here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/town-projects/
The generosity of those contributions now makes this map available to everyone.

The original paper map sheets are preserved not far >from Dynow in the
Polish Historical Archives in Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland 1852 Cadastral Map of Dynow in the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Today in the Gesher Galicia Map Room we've posted an excellent map of
an important Galician city: the complete 1852 cadastral map of Dynow,
now in southeast Poland near Rzeszow and Przemysl.

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/dynow-1852/

Clearly lithographed and selectively colored, the map includes
property numbers for both buildings and parcels, enabling anyone with
vital and other records to locate family homes and businesses in the
historical city. Already in 1852, the city had a well-built market
square, and the map also shows the Great Synagogue and the large
Jewish cemetery, along with many other features of a small but solid
settlement.

Acquisition of the map scan images and assembly of this browsable map
were made possible by Gesher Galicia member contributions to the Dynow
town project, an element of our Galician Archival Records Project
(GARP); more info about our town projects is available here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/town-projects/
The generosity of those contributions now makes this map available to everyone.

The original paper map sheets are preserved not far >from Dynow in the
Polish Historical Archives in Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Restoration of the Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

We, the Bialystoker diaspora community, should be very proud of a number
of people who volunteered their time last week to renovate and restore
the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery.

For many years, Lucy Lisowska has organized a "summer camp" to clean up
and restore and Dr. Heidi Szpek has worked with Lucy to document the
Matzevot. Last year, a couple >from Massachusetts, Amy Halpern Degen (no
relation) and Josh Degen visited Bialystok, the ancestral home of Amy's
family, during "summer camp." They left with a better idea. Josh is a
stone mason and the couple decided to go back this year with
knowledgeable helpers and some heavy equipment to lift, replace, clean,
and restore as many Matzevot as they could in one week. To do this they
started a GoFundMe project https://www.gofundme.com/tngd3cw4 to raise
$10,000 for travel expense and heavy equipment rental. However, they
actually spent $12,800 and need $1,600 to break even.

The bottom line is that Josh, Amy, Amy's brother Mitchell, Heidi, Lucy,
and gang lifted, replaced, cleaned, and documented 301 Matzevot in 5 or
6 days. Quite an accomplishment. Yasher koach to the team.

The local press covered the work. See
http://bialystok.wyborcza.pl/bialystok/1,35241,20560145,cmentarz-zydowski-wyglada-jak-cmentarz-zdjecia.html.
Translate the article in Google Chrome browser.

Background article on Amy and Josh and their project can be found at
http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_30152677/restoration-jewish-cemetery-preserve-vanishing-heritage.

Many photos organized by day can be found on Facebook page of Heidi
Szpek at https://www.facebook.com/heidi.szpekidzikowski?fref=ts.

Any volunteers for next year's summer camp?

Mark Halpern


JRI Poland #Poland Restoration of the Bialystok Cemetery #poland

Mark Halpern
 

We, the Bialystoker diaspora community, should be very proud of a number
of people who volunteered their time last week to renovate and restore
the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery.

For many years, Lucy Lisowska has organized a "summer camp" to clean up
and restore and Dr. Heidi Szpek has worked with Lucy to document the
Matzevot. Last year, a couple >from Massachusetts, Amy Halpern Degen (no
relation) and Josh Degen visited Bialystok, the ancestral home of Amy's
family, during "summer camp." They left with a better idea. Josh is a
stone mason and the couple decided to go back this year with
knowledgeable helpers and some heavy equipment to lift, replace, clean,
and restore as many Matzevot as they could in one week. To do this they
started a GoFundMe project https://www.gofundme.com/tngd3cw4 to raise
$10,000 for travel expense and heavy equipment rental. However, they
actually spent $12,800 and need $1,600 to break even.

The bottom line is that Josh, Amy, Amy's brother Mitchell, Heidi, Lucy,
and gang lifted, replaced, cleaned, and documented 301 Matzevot in 5 or
6 days. Quite an accomplishment. Yasher koach to the team.

The local press covered the work. See
http://bialystok.wyborcza.pl/bialystok/1,35241,20560145,cmentarz-zydowski-wyglada-jak-cmentarz-zdjecia.html.
Translate the article in Google Chrome browser.

Background article on Amy and Josh and their project can be found at
http://www.nashobavalleyvoice.com/townsend_news/ci_30152677/restoration-jewish-cemetery-preserve-vanishing-heritage.

Many photos organized by day can be found on Facebook page of Heidi
Szpek at https://www.facebook.com/heidi.szpekidzikowski?fref=ts.

Any volunteers for next year's summer camp?

Mark Halpern


Sarah Rivke MIRELS, a descendant of the Maharal of Prague #general

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prague Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.

However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sarah Rivke MIRELS, a descendant of the Maharal of Prague #general

Robert Tachna
 

I am a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI and his wife Sarah
Rivka MIRELS. >from what I found on Geni.com, Sarah Rivka MIRELS is a
descendant of the Maharal of Prague Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW.

However, I have been tipped that not all information on Geni.com is
necessarily accurate or even correct. Therefore I am asking other
researchers and experts if Sarah Rivka MIRELS, the wife of the Chacham
Tzvi Hersh ASHKENAZI, is actually a descendant of the Maharal of Prauge
Rabbi Judah ben Betzalel LOEW? Are there any other sources that can
confirm it or even state otherwise?

Thank you,
Robert Tachna


ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

I have posted a picture of a Hebrew sign that is now on the building
where I was born 70+ years ago. I am curious and would appreciate
knowing what it says/means. The image is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49908

Thank you for your assistance <via ViewMate>. Michael Marx, Lexington, Mass.
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record for
Benjamin Anczel HASS son of Osias HASS and Rifke WECKER.
Please help with providing a word for word translation >from German
to English. Please also provide the German text.

Benjamin Anczel HASS, born 13 Jun 1878 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49905

Benjamin Anczel HASS, died 14 Oct 1879 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49906

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much, Alan Seid
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


German SIG #Germany ViewMate Translation - Hebrew #germany

Michael Marx <mhmarx@...>
 

I have posted a picture of a Hebrew sign that is now on the building
where I was born 70+ years ago. I am curious and would appreciate
knowing what it says/means. The image is on ViewMate at the following
address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49908

Thank you for your assistance <via ViewMate>. Michael Marx, Lexington, Mass.
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request - German #germany

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record for
Benjamin Anczel HASS son of Osias HASS and Rifke WECKER.
Please help with providing a word for word translation >from German
to English. Please also provide the German text.

Benjamin Anczel HASS, born 13 Jun 1878 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49905

Benjamin Anczel HASS, died 14 Oct 1879 in Stanislawow.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49906

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much, Alan Seid
< ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen
and GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp

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