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(Mexico) New Jewish Documentation Center With 100 Years of Jewish Life Opens #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

According to Bet Hatfutsot, Mexico City has the third largest Jewish
population in Latin America as well as the cultural center of Mexican Jewry.
Nearly 75 percent of Mexico's Jewish population lives in Mexico City.
https://dbs.bh.org.il/place/mexico-city

Recently, the Jewish Documentation Center (JDC) in Mexico City reopened in
the historical Rodfe Sedek synagogue. The former Jewish neighborhoods of
Roma and Condesa were destroyed with the 1985 catastrophic Mexican
earthquake which resulted in the archives being left in a state of disarray.
Another earthquake hit the same location in 2017 so a new place had to be
found.

The reopened JDC archives will be receiving information on the Jewish
immigration >from Syria, Turkey, the Balkans, Morocco, Iraq and many other
countries which UNESCO awarded them the Memory of the World status. This is
added to the already existing Ashkenazi archives.

The Jewish community of Mexico is diverse but all communities recognized the
need for a central repository. In some communities they have genealogy
programs to prove that each member has Jewish-Syrian descent. The new
center will have a library of over 16,000 books in many languages-many
rescued by Allies >from World War ll. Its newspaper collection will house
1500 newspapers >from around the world.

To read more see:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/278011/mexico-city-jewish-documentation-center
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/w4DkyH ]

The article does not give an address or link, but the address for the Rodfe
Sedek Synagogue per Bet Hatfutsot is:
Rodfe Sedek
Cordoba No. 238
Colonia Roma
C.P. 11550 Mexico City, DF
Mexico
Phone: 011 525 574 8854

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Mexico) New Jewish Documentation Center With 100 Years of Jewish Life Opens #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

According to Bet Hatfutsot, Mexico City has the third largest Jewish
population in Latin America as well as the cultural center of Mexican Jewry.
Nearly 75 percent of Mexico's Jewish population lives in Mexico City.
https://dbs.bh.org.il/place/mexico-city

Recently, the Jewish Documentation Center (JDC) in Mexico City reopened in
the historical Rodfe Sedek synagogue. The former Jewish neighborhoods of
Roma and Condesa were destroyed with the 1985 catastrophic Mexican
earthquake which resulted in the archives being left in a state of disarray.
Another earthquake hit the same location in 2017 so a new place had to be
found.

The reopened JDC archives will be receiving information on the Jewish
immigration >from Syria, Turkey, the Balkans, Morocco, Iraq and many other
countries which UNESCO awarded them the Memory of the World status. This is
added to the already existing Ashkenazi archives.

The Jewish community of Mexico is diverse but all communities recognized the
need for a central repository. In some communities they have genealogy
programs to prove that each member has Jewish-Syrian descent. The new
center will have a library of over 16,000 books in many languages-many
rescued by Allies >from World War ll. Its newspaper collection will house
1500 newspapers >from around the world.

To read more see:
https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/278011/mexico-city-jewish-documentation-center
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/w4DkyH ]

The article does not give an address or link, but the address for the Rodfe
Sedek Synagogue per Bet Hatfutsot is:
Rodfe Sedek
Cordoba No. 238
Colonia Roma
C.P. 11550 Mexico City, DF
Mexico
Phone: 011 525 574 8854

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia

Ellen Caplan
 

I would appreciate assistance in reading and translating 2 vital
records, recently posted by JRI Poland as they extend the available
records for Mielnica, Galicia and area.

The first record documents the death of Jente Klinger Giniger, my
grandfather's mother, on Oct 5, 1917 at the age 80. I can read that
she was a widow who lived in (or came from) Zalescie. I cannot
however make out what else is written, including what she died of.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71133

The second record is of the death of Alter Nagler, widower, on Nov 13,
1914 at the age of 84 in Uscie Biskupie. I believe this to be my great
grandmother Sima Nagler Eisenberg's father, Alter (born Hinekh or
Chanoch) Nagler in Uscie Biskupie.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71134

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Many thanks.

Ellen Caplan
Ottawa, Canada

Researching: EISENBERG, NAGLER, GINIGER, KLINGER (Mielnica &
Ustye Biscupie, Galicia); BREGER, LIEBMAN (Belarus); SOLOMON,
PARADISGARTEN (Tukums & Mitau, Latvia)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia

Ellen Caplan
 

I would appreciate assistance in reading and translating 2 vital
records, recently posted by JRI Poland as they extend the available
records for Mielnica, Galicia and area.

The first record documents the death of Jente Klinger Giniger, my
grandfather's mother, on Oct 5, 1917 at the age 80. I can read that
she was a widow who lived in (or came from) Zalescie. I cannot
however make out what else is written, including what she died of.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71133

The second record is of the death of Alter Nagler, widower, on Nov 13,
1914 at the age of 84 in Uscie Biskupie. I believe this to be my great
grandmother Sima Nagler Eisenberg's father, Alter (born Hinekh or
Chanoch) Nagler in Uscie Biskupie.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71134

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Many thanks.

Ellen Caplan
Ottawa, Canada

Researching: EISENBERG, NAGLER, GINIGER, KLINGER (Mielnica &
Ustye Biscupie, Galicia); BREGER, LIEBMAN (Belarus); SOLOMON,
PARADISGARTEN (Tukums & Mitau, Latvia)


New Book: Searching for Justice After the Holocaust #general

Tony Hausner
 

"Searching for Justice After the Holocaust"

Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution
Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, and Rajika L. Shah

* Provides a legal history of Holocaust immovable property restitution in each
of the Terezin Declaration signatory states.
* Analyses how each of the 47 countries--stretching across Europe, North America,
and South America--has fulfilled the standards of the Guidelines and Best
Practices of the Terezin Declaration
* Based on the Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study
commissioned by the European Shoah Legacy InstituteSearching for Justice After
the Holocaust

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/searching-for-justice-after-the-holocaust-9780190923068
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/oeFqom ]

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one time mention of a commercially available publication.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Book: Searching for Justice After the Holocaust #general

Tony Hausner
 

"Searching for Justice After the Holocaust"

Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution
Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, and Rajika L. Shah

* Provides a legal history of Holocaust immovable property restitution in each
of the Terezin Declaration signatory states.
* Analyses how each of the 47 countries--stretching across Europe, North America,
and South America--has fulfilled the standards of the Guidelines and Best
Practices of the Terezin Declaration
* Based on the Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study
commissioned by the European Shoah Legacy InstituteSearching for Justice After
the Holocaust

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/searching-for-justice-after-the-holocaust-9780190923068
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/oeFqom ]

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)

MODERATOR NOTE: This is a one time mention of a commercially available publication.


(UK) Do You Know Anyone Who Was Jewish and Killed in the International Bomber Command? #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Bomber Command is looking for information on any Jewish
person who fought and died while serving in the unit. Forty-four percent of
the 125,000 aircrew were killed and the records did not have any details on
the religion or ethnicity of the 58,000 who died. The Command is now
researching to find Jews who fought and died and are asking families to
relate the stories of those relatives who were lost.

The archivist for the International Bomber Command Centre, Cathie Hewitt is
working on this. They already identified 500 Jews who were killed in the
Bomber Command. This included more than British Jews being involved, as they
found three >from Jamaica, and a Canadian and more.

If you know of someone please contact Cathie at:
cathie@internationalbcc.co.uk

To read more see:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/new-search-for-the-jewish-dead-of-bomber-command/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/sD6BR5 ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Do You Know Anyone Who Was Jewish and Killed in the International Bomber Command? #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Bomber Command is looking for information on any Jewish
person who fought and died while serving in the unit. Forty-four percent of
the 125,000 aircrew were killed and the records did not have any details on
the religion or ethnicity of the 58,000 who died. The Command is now
researching to find Jews who fought and died and are asking families to
relate the stories of those relatives who were lost.

The archivist for the International Bomber Command Centre, Cathie Hewitt is
working on this. They already identified 500 Jews who were killed in the
Bomber Command. This included more than British Jews being involved, as they
found three >from Jamaica, and a Canadian and more.

If you know of someone please contact Cathie at:
cathie@internationalbcc.co.uk

To read more see:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/new-search-for-the-jewish-dead-of-bomber-command/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/sD6BR5 ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


January meeting JGSGP (Greater Philadelphia) #general

Marilyn Golden <mazergoldenjgsgp@...>
 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1:30
Place: Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Lara Diamond, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Program: DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research

Lara Diamond is President of JGSMD and has been researching her family
for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe
and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era
and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in
modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads
JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board, and also
runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist
all those researching ancestors >from common towns. She blogs about her
mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

In this session, Lara Diamond will share insights on how to use
genetic testing for genealogical research citing various types of
tests available (including autosomal, yDNA and mtDNA). She will
explain the types of genealogical questions each test can help answer,
how each company presents results, the strategies for transferring
results >from one company to another, and how to benefit >from each.

Marilyn Golden


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen January meeting JGSGP (Greater Philadelphia) #general

Marilyn Golden <mazergoldenjgsgp@...>
 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1:30
Place: Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Lara Diamond, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Program: DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research

Lara Diamond is President of JGSMD and has been researching her family
for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe
and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era
and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in
modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads
JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board, and also
runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist
all those researching ancestors >from common towns. She blogs about her
mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

In this session, Lara Diamond will share insights on how to use
genetic testing for genealogical research citing various types of
tests available (including autosomal, yDNA and mtDNA). She will
explain the types of genealogical questions each test can help answer,
how each company presents results, the strategies for transferring
results >from one company to another, and how to benefit >from each.

Marilyn Golden


The Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Ton Tielen will be in London on Sunday 20th January, speaking on “The
Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora”.

Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain -
(located at The Society of Genealogists, 14, Charterhouse Buildings,
London EC1 7BA) - the talk commences at 2pm. (Doors open 1.30 pm)


After the talk - and after a 15-20 minute break - there will be
a WORKSHOP.
This is where we share our stories and researches, both Sephardic >from all
over plus Dutch Ashkenazi. Assisted by seasoned mentors and computers.
The library will be open >from 2-5pm(ish)

Free parking directly outside on a Sunday. Barbican tube is the nearest.
(Less than a 10 minute walk to the SOG). Short bus rides >from The Angel
and Old street.

Guests £5. Refreshments included.

It is important that you RSVP please.

raymusik@aol.com

Thank You


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Ton Tielen will be in London on Sunday 20th January, speaking on “The
Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora”.

Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain -
(located at The Society of Genealogists, 14, Charterhouse Buildings,
London EC1 7BA) - the talk commences at 2pm. (Doors open 1.30 pm)


After the talk - and after a 15-20 minute break - there will be
a WORKSHOP.
This is where we share our stories and researches, both Sephardic >from all
over plus Dutch Ashkenazi. Assisted by seasoned mentors and computers.
The library will be open >from 2-5pm(ish)

Free parking directly outside on a Sunday. Barbican tube is the nearest.
(Less than a 10 minute walk to the SOG). Short bus rides >from The Angel
and Old street.

Guests £5. Refreshments included.

It is important that you RSVP please.

raymusik@aol.com

Thank You


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #unitedkingdom

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #unitedkingdom

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Yachsin, certificator of family trees ? #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners

While reading the novel "Just Revenge" by well known academic Alan M.
Dershowitz I found with surprise the mention of an official tracer of
family trees " who certified the bona fide of the claims made by
families concerning their rabbinical lineage". This profession in
Vilna, Lithuania was called a Yachsin.

I had never heard before of this as a way of tracing Jewish ancestors
as, for instance, that the first page of Siddurs were used to keep
family records.

The word yachsin shows no related results in Google.

Can someone illustrate on the profession of yachsin, where was it
usual, at what time in history it happened and any additional info ?

Thanks in advance.

Note: page 34 in the 2000 paperback edition.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yachsin, certificator of family trees ? #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners

While reading the novel "Just Revenge" by well known academic Alan M.
Dershowitz I found with surprise the mention of an official tracer of
family trees " who certified the bona fide of the claims made by
families concerning their rabbinical lineage". This profession in
Vilna, Lithuania was called a Yachsin.

I had never heard before of this as a way of tracing Jewish ancestors
as, for instance, that the first page of Siddurs were used to keep
family records.

The word yachsin shows no related results in Google.

Can someone illustrate on the profession of yachsin, where was it
usual, at what time in history it happened and any additional info ?

Thanks in advance.

Note: page 34 in the 2000 paperback edition.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Rzeszow, Poland website on JewishGen's KehilaLinks - Editor needed #galicia

Marian Rubin
 

The JewishGen KehilaLinks webpage for Rzeszow, Poland (formerly in
Galicia) has been updated. New material and photos have been added.
Rzeszow is pronounced "zhe-shuf". I started this Rzeszow site in
approximately 2000. Now, it's time for me to find a new editor for the
website.

If you have an interest in the history of the Jewish community of Rzeszow
(Reyshe in Yiddish), and would be interested in maintaining the website,
please write to me. I'd be interested in learning about your connection to
the Jewish community of Rzeszow.

Marian Rubin


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rzeszow, Poland website on JewishGen's KehilaLinks - Editor needed #galicia

Marian Rubin
 

The JewishGen KehilaLinks webpage for Rzeszow, Poland (formerly in
Galicia) has been updated. New material and photos have been added.
Rzeszow is pronounced "zhe-shuf". I started this Rzeszow site in
approximately 2000. Now, it's time for me to find a new editor for the
website.

If you have an interest in the history of the Jewish community of Rzeszow
(Reyshe in Yiddish), and would be interested in maintaining the website,
please write to me. I'd be interested in learning about your connection to
the Jewish community of Rzeszow.

Marian Rubin


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #subcarpathia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #subcarpathia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair

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