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SEIFERT and SINGER #general

Claudia Kugelmass
 

I'm not positive about the following: Hannah SINGER married SEIFERT
and their son married Hattie and they had sons Gerald/Jerald and Harry
- living in New York.

"Hattie Seifert" >from New York was a first cousin to the SINGER I'm
researching. The families lost contact.

I'm hoping to find ancestors of the SEIFERT family.

Thank you in advance.

Claudia Kugelmass

Researching: KUGELMASS, BRAWER, SIMACK, MILLER, KOPYTO
and: SUGARMANSHUGARMAN >from Baltimore
and: SINGER/ZINGER >from Turka


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SEIFERT and SINGER #general

Claudia Kugelmass
 

I'm not positive about the following: Hannah SINGER married SEIFERT
and their son married Hattie and they had sons Gerald/Jerald and Harry
- living in New York.

"Hattie Seifert" >from New York was a first cousin to the SINGER I'm
researching. The families lost contact.

I'm hoping to find ancestors of the SEIFERT family.

Thank you in advance.

Claudia Kugelmass

Researching: KUGELMASS, BRAWER, SIMACK, MILLER, KOPYTO
and: SUGARMANSHUGARMAN >from Baltimore
and: SINGER/ZINGER >from Turka


2019 JewishGen conference in Cleveland (3) #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

this is my third message about the conference. You probably know by now
that for me Cemetery projects are most important among any other projects
we are doing. The reason is simple, the cemeteries are disappearing...
Because of that I went to a number of events related to cemetery
reconstructions, grave indexing and a like.

==West Side Cemeteries Tour (Monday). I do not have anyone in my family
buried in Cleveland, but I was interested to talk to cemetery caretakers
- Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and see how the graves are maintained
and fixed if needed. We visited cemeteries >from the very old to a modern,
some located in what used to be Jewish neighborhood and others are located
in non-Jewish area, where Jews never lived. I was really surprise to hear
that in such cases the non-Jewish communities are taken care of the
graves! I hope that in Bessarabia/Moldova similar can be done. I also
like to drive many miles throughout town into many different places, which
I would never see myself.

==Jewish Cemetery Restoration in Eastern Europe, meeting/dinner (Tuesday).
I decided to join this group to learn methods of reconstruction Jewish
cemeteries and graves. Most of attendants were interested in Poland and
followed "Projects of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland". I asked
people several questions:
1) if we know that a cemetery existed in a place, and was completely
destroyed, and now there are houses built on that location or it is now a
potato fields, What to do with such places?
2) If a writing on a grave is almost destroyed, how best to clean it,
being able to read it.

I received many interesting replies and hopefully some of them we could
use. If you have any ideas, please let us know too. I would be glad to
hear you. After the conference Jeff Miller who was an organizer of that
event, created a Facebook group called "Friends of Jewish Cemetery
Restoration in Eastern Europe".

==How to Improve Data for JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) (Thursday), presented by Madeleine Isenberg. It was
interesting to hear how other people are working at the cemeteries
projects.

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas. It would be great
to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia 2019 JewishGen conference in Cleveland (3) #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

this is my third message about the conference. You probably know by now
that for me Cemetery projects are most important among any other projects
we are doing. The reason is simple, the cemeteries are disappearing...
Because of that I went to a number of events related to cemetery
reconstructions, grave indexing and a like.

==West Side Cemeteries Tour (Monday). I do not have anyone in my family
buried in Cleveland, but I was interested to talk to cemetery caretakers
- Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and see how the graves are maintained
and fixed if needed. We visited cemeteries >from the very old to a modern,
some located in what used to be Jewish neighborhood and others are located
in non-Jewish area, where Jews never lived. I was really surprise to hear
that in such cases the non-Jewish communities are taken care of the
graves! I hope that in Bessarabia/Moldova similar can be done. I also
like to drive many miles throughout town into many different places, which
I would never see myself.

==Jewish Cemetery Restoration in Eastern Europe, meeting/dinner (Tuesday).
I decided to join this group to learn methods of reconstruction Jewish
cemeteries and graves. Most of attendants were interested in Poland and
followed "Projects of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland". I asked
people several questions:
1) if we know that a cemetery existed in a place, and was completely
destroyed, and now there are houses built on that location or it is now a
potato fields, What to do with such places?
2) If a writing on a grave is almost destroyed, how best to clean it,
being able to read it.

I received many interesting replies and hopefully some of them we could
use. If you have any ideas, please let us know too. I would be glad to
hear you. After the conference Jeff Miller who was an organizer of that
event, created a Facebook group called "Friends of Jewish Cemetery
Restoration in Eastern Europe".

==How to Improve Data for JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) (Thursday), presented by Madeleine Isenberg. It was
interesting to hear how other people are working at the cemeteries
projects.

Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas. It would be great
to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


JGS of Montreal meeting TONIGHT Monday, August 12 #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal, in association with the
Jewish Public Library, presents:
Dr. Simon Kreindler
"Sugar, Slavery & the Jews of Barbados 1654-1934

In the mid-1600's, James Drax introduced sugar cane to Barbados and
within a very few years turned the island into England's wealthiest
Atlantic colony. Over the following 30 years Jews were very involved
in sugar cultivation and production there. They eventually
established a vibrant Jewish community on the island and built a
beautiful synagogue in the capital, Bridgetown. This presentation
looks at the Jews' success; their ultimate demise; and the legacy
they left the island.

The meeting - Monday, August 12, 2019
at the Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings
&Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops -
JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969
Please view the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/ and find us in Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Montreal meeting TONIGHT Monday, August 12 #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal, in association with the
Jewish Public Library, presents:
Dr. Simon Kreindler
"Sugar, Slavery & the Jews of Barbados 1654-1934

In the mid-1600's, James Drax introduced sugar cane to Barbados and
within a very few years turned the island into England's wealthiest
Atlantic colony. Over the following 30 years Jews were very involved
in sugar cultivation and production there. They eventually
established a vibrant Jewish community on the island and built a
beautiful synagogue in the capital, Bridgetown. This presentation
looks at the Jews' success; their ultimate demise; and the legacy
they left the island.

The meeting - Monday, August 12, 2019
at the Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings
&Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops -
JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day: 514-484-0969
Please view the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/ and find us in Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming


German translation requested #general

Cory Streisinger
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I'd appreciate a
translation. There are four images, one of the entire document and
three close-ups which give better images. They are on ViewMate at the
following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74586

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74587

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74588

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74589

Please respond via ViewMate or by private reply. Thank you very much.

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German translation requested #general

Cory Streisinger
 

I've posted a vital record in German for which I'd appreciate a
translation. There are four images, one of the entire document and
three close-ups which give better images. They are on ViewMate at the
following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74586

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74587

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74588

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74589

Please respond via ViewMate or by private reply. Thank you very much.

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon


JGS of Maryland August 25, 2019, program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Title: "Ask the Experts!"
Date and Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, August 25, 2019, for our next program: "Ask
the Experts!" A team of panelists who are experienced in Jewish
genealogy research will give advice on research strategies as you try
to break through a brick wall. Panelists include Lara Diamond,
Jennifer Mendelsohn, Kira Dolcimascolo, and special guest Israel
Pickholtz!

Please submit your questions by August 18 to Joe Nathanson at
urbaninfo@comcast.net; a selection of those questions will be
addressed by the panel. Please be specific in what you are looking for
and what you have already tried. Give as much background information
as possible, so that our panelists can guide you on ways to move
forward in your research. If time permits, we'll also have an open
floor at the end of the program for additional questions.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland August 25, 2019, program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Title: "Ask the Experts!"
Date and Time: Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, August 25, 2019, for our next program: "Ask
the Experts!" A team of panelists who are experienced in Jewish
genealogy research will give advice on research strategies as you try
to break through a brick wall. Panelists include Lara Diamond,
Jennifer Mendelsohn, Kira Dolcimascolo, and special guest Israel
Pickholtz!

Please submit your questions by August 18 to Joe Nathanson at
urbaninfo@comcast.net; a selection of those questions will be
addressed by the panel. Please be specific in what you are looking for
and what you have already tried. Give as much background information
as possible, so that our panelists can guide you on ways to move
forward in your research. If time permits, we'll also have an open
floor at the end of the program for additional questions.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I've posted on ViewMate a clip >from birth record (Tarnopol 1903) in
Polish, for which I would greatly appreciate translation. The column
heading of the clip's content is here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74625

The actual short text (name and few words) to translate are here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74626
It is where the names and details of the *father* are.

The name, as I can see, is Max recte Meyer Wolfsthal.... but what are
the other words? In particular what are the words in lines 4, 5, 6, 7 ?

Thank you very much for your help (please respond via the form
provided on the ViewMate image page).

Yaron Wolfsthal


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #galicia

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,

I've posted on ViewMate a clip >from birth record (Tarnopol 1903) in
Polish, for which I would greatly appreciate translation. The column
heading of the clip's content is here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74625

The actual short text (name and few words) to translate are here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74626
It is where the names and details of the *father* are.

The name, as I can see, is Max recte Meyer Wolfsthal.... but what are
the other words? In particular what are the words in lines 4, 5, 6, 7 ?

Thank you very much for your help (please respond via the form
provided on the ViewMate image page).

Yaron Wolfsthal


Searching Helene TIGAR nee SCHLESINGER and sons Kevin and Andrew #general

George Fogelson
 

Helene TIGAR nee SCHLESINGER had two sons Kevin and Andrew. Kevin was
born in about 1955 in Orange County and his brother Andrew (Andy) on
March 16, 1958 in Orange County. They lived in California in the 1960s
and am trying to get in contact with the family.

Please reply privately to
George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@berkeley.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Helene TIGAR nee SCHLESINGER and sons Kevin and Andrew #general

George Fogelson
 

Helene TIGAR nee SCHLESINGER had two sons Kevin and Andrew. Kevin was
born in about 1955 in Orange County and his brother Andrew (Andy) on
March 16, 1958 in Orange County. They lived in California in the 1960s
and am trying to get in contact with the family.

Please reply privately to
George FOGELSON
Redondo Beach, CA
fogelson@berkeley.edu


ViewMate: Yiddish translation #general

ron arons
 

Shalom,

I have placed a letter in Yiddish on ViewMate. If anyone out there can
help translate even a portion of this, I sure would appreciate it. I'm
doing this as a favor for a friend. Here's the link to the letter (in
Yiddish) to be translated:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74600

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate: Yiddish translation #general

ron arons
 

Shalom,

I have placed a letter in Yiddish on ViewMate. If anyone out there can
help translate even a portion of this, I sure would appreciate it. I'm
doing this as a favor for a friend. Here's the link to the letter (in
Yiddish) to be translated:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74600

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


My Great Uncle's Marriage License -- Massachusetts, 1913 #general

George Rothstein
 

My great uncle, Max Shenkman (1890 - 1939) was married to Rebecca Tilles
and lived for many years in Great Barrington, MA. I have an article in
the Berkshire Eagle >from 1913 that reads 'The marriage of Max Shenkman
and Miss Rebecca Tillies [sic] will be performed Sunday evening, May 25,
1913 at 7 PM in Montville.'

I have checked local records for a marriage license in Great Barrington,
Sandisfield and New Marlboro as well as Massachusetts records in Boston
without success. Does anyone have any suggestions? My great grandfather,
Max's father, was very religious. I would have expected Max to have been
married by a rabbi.

Thank you,
George Rothstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My Great Uncle's Marriage License -- Massachusetts, 1913 #general

George Rothstein
 

My great uncle, Max Shenkman (1890 - 1939) was married to Rebecca Tilles
and lived for many years in Great Barrington, MA. I have an article in
the Berkshire Eagle >from 1913 that reads 'The marriage of Max Shenkman
and Miss Rebecca Tillies [sic] will be performed Sunday evening, May 25,
1913 at 7 PM in Montville.'

I have checked local records for a marriage license in Great Barrington,
Sandisfield and New Marlboro as well as Massachusetts records in Boston
without success. Does anyone have any suggestions? My great grandfather,
Max's father, was very religious. I would have expected Max to have been
married by a rabbi.

Thank you,
George Rothstein


(US) Millions of Books Are in Public Domain Due to Quirk of Copyright Law #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Prior to 1964, most US published books had a 28-year copyright term. To
extend the copyright the authors or publishers had to send in a separate
form. That did not happen in many cases, meaning they are in the public
domain today. Why prior to 1964? The Copyright Act of 1992 pushed the
date back established in The Copyright Act of 1976 and did away with
renewal for books published after January 1, 1964. See NYPL blog post
below for list of copyright laws and dates. Through the 1970s, the
Library of Congress published the Catalog of Copyright Entries, all the
registration and renewals of America's books.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) took the effort to make those books
free online today. The NYPL recently blogged about Copyright History at:
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/05/31/us-copyright-history-1923-1964

This was not an easy task. The NYPL converted the registration and
copyright information into a searchable format, making the old
copyrights searchable and now knowing when, and if, they were renewed.

Around 80 percent of all the books published >from 1923 to 1964 are in the
public domain and free. The NYPL blog post (see above) they covered
copyright history. They state there are 642,000 registered copyrights with
only 25 percent (162,000) having renewed their copyright, the remaining
480,000 are probably in the public domain. To read more see the
aforementioned URL. I would encourage you to read the article as it
includes the convoluted history on copyright and what they have done to
list the books.

The Internet Archive https://archive.org/search.php has digital copies of
the books. I entered into the search bar "Jewish" (54,000 entries); "Jewish
Genealogy" (435 entries); and "Genealogy"(146,000 entries)

The Hathi Trust https://www.hathitrust.org/ , is a digital library has
uploaded some of the newly free books.

The bottom line is there are many books of interest on genealogy, Jewish
genealogy and general Jewish category that are no longer under copyright
protection and may be downloaded >from the above sources.

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/yxp8fgvq
Original url:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/millions-of-books-are-secretly-in-the-public-domain-you-can-download-them-free

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Millions of Books Are in Public Domain Due to Quirk of Copyright Law #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Prior to 1964, most US published books had a 28-year copyright term. To
extend the copyright the authors or publishers had to send in a separate
form. That did not happen in many cases, meaning they are in the public
domain today. Why prior to 1964? The Copyright Act of 1992 pushed the
date back established in The Copyright Act of 1976 and did away with
renewal for books published after January 1, 1964. See NYPL blog post
below for list of copyright laws and dates. Through the 1970s, the
Library of Congress published the Catalog of Copyright Entries, all the
registration and renewals of America's books.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) took the effort to make those books
free online today. The NYPL recently blogged about Copyright History at:
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2019/05/31/us-copyright-history-1923-1964

This was not an easy task. The NYPL converted the registration and
copyright information into a searchable format, making the old
copyrights searchable and now knowing when, and if, they were renewed.

Around 80 percent of all the books published >from 1923 to 1964 are in the
public domain and free. The NYPL blog post (see above) they covered
copyright history. They state there are 642,000 registered copyrights with
only 25 percent (162,000) having renewed their copyright, the remaining
480,000 are probably in the public domain. To read more see the
aforementioned URL. I would encourage you to read the article as it
includes the convoluted history on copyright and what they have done to
list the books.

The Internet Archive https://archive.org/search.php has digital copies of
the books. I entered into the search bar "Jewish" (54,000 entries); "Jewish
Genealogy" (435 entries); and "Genealogy"(146,000 entries)

The Hathi Trust https://www.hathitrust.org/ , is a digital library has
uploaded some of the newly free books.

The bottom line is there are many books of interest on genealogy, Jewish
genealogy and general Jewish category that are no longer under copyright
protection and may be downloaded >from the above sources.

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/yxp8fgvq
Original url:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4e3e/millions-of-books-are-secretly-in-the-public-domain-you-can-download-them-free

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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