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Ramsgate (UK) Jewish Cemetery records published #germany

Diana da Costa
 

I should like to draw to your attention that the records of the Ramsgate
Jewish Cemetery have now been published in book form. Ramsgate is in Kent,
southeast of London, UK.

The significance of Ramsgate is that it was an old-Jewish community
boosted by the fact that Sir Moses Montefiore had his country residence
there, East Cliff Lodge, and went on to build his own Synagogue and
besides the Synagogue, a Mausoleum where he and his wife, Judith, are
buried and after his wife’s death, in her memory he established the
Lady Judith Montefiore College for training Sephardic Ministers and also
to provide a Minyan for the Synagogue.

The Synagogue and Mausoleum are still there. If you google Montefiore
Ramsgate etc, plenty of links will appear.

The book's authors are Benedict Kelly and Gerald Tripp, two local Ramsgate
historians, who have compiled an amazing account which will be of
great interest to anyone whose ancestors are buried there or who is
a descendant of one of the officiating Ministers or who is just
interested in the history of Ramsgate. Some of those buried originated
from other European countries.
The title of the book is "Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery 1872 - 2016".

The book includes a brief history of the Cemetery, where the first
burial took place in 1872, a verbatim transcription of the Cemetery
register, a list of memorial inscriptions taken >from legible
gravestones and some obituaries and death notices of those interred
from contemporaneous newspapers.
The book consists of 76 pages. is in A4 format and costs 10 GBP. It
can be purchased >from http://www.eastcliff.co.uk/Books.htm.
Further queries should be sent to enquiries@eastcliff.co.uk.

The book has been self-published by the authors and I have no financial
interest in its production.

Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr in the UK JewishGen ID 166938


German SIG #Germany Ramsgate (UK) Jewish Cemetery records published #germany

Diana da Costa
 

I should like to draw to your attention that the records of the Ramsgate
Jewish Cemetery have now been published in book form. Ramsgate is in Kent,
southeast of London, UK.

The significance of Ramsgate is that it was an old-Jewish community
boosted by the fact that Sir Moses Montefiore had his country residence
there, East Cliff Lodge, and went on to build his own Synagogue and
besides the Synagogue, a Mausoleum where he and his wife, Judith, are
buried and after his wife’s death, in her memory he established the
Lady Judith Montefiore College for training Sephardic Ministers and also
to provide a Minyan for the Synagogue.

The Synagogue and Mausoleum are still there. If you google Montefiore
Ramsgate etc, plenty of links will appear.

The book's authors are Benedict Kelly and Gerald Tripp, two local Ramsgate
historians, who have compiled an amazing account which will be of
great interest to anyone whose ancestors are buried there or who is
a descendant of one of the officiating Ministers or who is just
interested in the history of Ramsgate. Some of those buried originated
from other European countries.
The title of the book is "Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery 1872 - 2016".

The book includes a brief history of the Cemetery, where the first
burial took place in 1872, a verbatim transcription of the Cemetery
register, a list of memorial inscriptions taken >from legible
gravestones and some obituaries and death notices of those interred
from contemporaneous newspapers.
The book consists of 76 pages. is in A4 format and costs 10 GBP. It
can be purchased >from http://www.eastcliff.co.uk/Books.htm.
Further queries should be sent to enquiries@eastcliff.co.uk.

The book has been self-published by the authors and I have no financial
interest in its production.

Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr in the UK JewishGen ID 166938


Motol visit: guide, archives, travel advice #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

Hello

In September this year, my family will be visiting Motele - my
grandmother's shtetl. I would appreciate any advice you can give about
the following:
1. I would like to get any archival documents for my family. Where are
these held?
2. Can you recommend a guide/translator who can take us around Motele?
3. We will be coming >from Lithuania and/or Poland, possibly hiring a
car or taking a train. Do you have any advice on either option?
4. Have you travelled to Motele or Belarus? Can you share any travel advice?
5. Can you recommend a researcher who could possibly get access to
some records before our travel date?

Background: My grandmother, Shoshana Simanovska was born in Motele in
1914. In 1934 she left for Israel. Her parents were Chaya GUTENSKA
(1878 - 1917) and Moshe Noah SIMANOVSKI. Her siblings were Yaakov,
Binyamin and Chaim. I do have some information further back, but no
records to back the info up except for the 1912 Voters' List on
Jewishgen.

Thank you very much. Please respond to my email address. I have
already looked at the JewishGen page recommending guides. :-)

Regards
Celia Haupt
Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Motol,
Belarus/Poland), KRUGER (Krekenava), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Belarus/Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS
(Lithuania)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Motol visit: guide, archives, travel advice #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

Hello

In September this year, my family will be visiting Motele - my
grandmother's shtetl. I would appreciate any advice you can give about
the following:
1. I would like to get any archival documents for my family. Where are
these held?
2. Can you recommend a guide/translator who can take us around Motele?
3. We will be coming >from Lithuania and/or Poland, possibly hiring a
car or taking a train. Do you have any advice on either option?
4. Have you travelled to Motele or Belarus? Can you share any travel advice?
5. Can you recommend a researcher who could possibly get access to
some records before our travel date?

Background: My grandmother, Shoshana Simanovska was born in Motele in
1914. In 1934 she left for Israel. Her parents were Chaya GUTENSKA
(1878 - 1917) and Moshe Noah SIMANOVSKI. Her siblings were Yaakov,
Binyamin and Chaim. I do have some information further back, but no
records to back the info up except for the 1912 Voters' List on
Jewishgen.

Thank you very much. Please respond to my email address. I have
already looked at the JewishGen page recommending guides. :-)

Regards
Celia Haupt
Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Motol,
Belarus/Poland), KRUGER (Krekenava), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Belarus/Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS
(Lithuania)


Findmypast Appoints Jay Verkler Interim CEO #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jay Verkler, former CEO of FamilySearch, has been appointed interim CEO of
Findmypast. Annelies van den Belt stepped down after three years as the
head of Findmypast.

Jay was the CEO of FamilySearch for a decade where he pioneered the digital
transformation of the world's largest genealogical organization going form
paper and microfilm records to digital archives.

Findmypast (previously DC Thompson Family History) is a British-owned leader
in online family history. To learn more about Findmypast see:
http://www.findmypast.com/company

There is no press release on either the Findmypast website or their blog
regarding Jay Verkler's appointment. The press release was sent "to experts
and those involved in the genealogy industry."

I have no affiliation with Findmypast and am sharing the information solely
for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Findmypast Appoints Jay Verkler Interim CEO #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jay Verkler, former CEO of FamilySearch, has been appointed interim CEO of
Findmypast. Annelies van den Belt stepped down after three years as the
head of Findmypast.

Jay was the CEO of FamilySearch for a decade where he pioneered the digital
transformation of the world's largest genealogical organization going form
paper and microfilm records to digital archives.

Findmypast (previously DC Thompson Family History) is a British-owned leader
in online family history. To learn more about Findmypast see:
http://www.findmypast.com/company

There is no press release on either the Findmypast website or their blog
regarding Jay Verkler's appointment. The press release was sent "to experts
and those involved in the genealogy industry."

I have no affiliation with Findmypast and am sharing the information solely
for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: What are possible explanations for this contradiction? #general

Natalie Spencer Carroll
 

Sometimes when a married Jewish man is drafted he divorces his wife so she can
remarry if he doesn't come back >from the war. If he returns they remarry.

Gerald Simon

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What are possible explanations for this contradiction? #general

Natalie Spencer Carroll
 

Sometimes when a married Jewish man is drafted he divorces his wife so she can
remarry if he doesn't come back >from the war. If he returns they remarry.

Gerald Simon

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Re: Reaching out for assistance in regards to my father's birth and subsequent adoption in the state of Michigan #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Brooke Whisnant wrote that she is seeking information on the birth parents of
her father, Herman Harry Myers, born in southeast Michigan in October 1946.
Her father supports her efforts.

Fortunately, Michigan law allows the release of adoption records, even closed
ones, to the adoptee. Alas, the many adoption agencies in Michigan do not have
a central repository for these records. You can find a list of agencies and
who holds their records at
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-15585--,00.html

Many agencies, including Alliance for Adoption/Jewish Family Services, turned
over their records to the Department of Human Services, Permanency Division,
PO Box 30037, Lansing, MI 48909.

Several other Michigan governmental offices hold records for multiple agencies,
as one can see on the list cited above. However, since it sounds as if the one
family member who has a clue about the details of the adoption, Brooke's aunt
(herself adopted), refuses to release the letter left by Brooke's grandmother,
there is no way to know which agency handled the adoption.

Perhaps Brooke's father could write to each of the Michigan offices holding
multiple agencies' records. Provide his (adopted) name and exact date of birth,
and any other relevant information, such as his adoptive parents' address (or
at least the city of Saginaw) at the time of his adoption. Brooke cannot get
the information by writing on his behalf; according to the State of Michigan's
website on the matter
<www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-14884--,00.html>, records
can be released only to the adult adopted person, adoptive parents of a minor
child, biological/former parent, and adult biological/former sibling.

Good luck, Brooke. I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, MARKAS, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Ozëry, Skidel, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and
Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool; ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ
in Lodz; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev
and Kiev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Reaching out for assistance in regards to my father's birth and subsequent adoption in the state of Michigan #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Brooke Whisnant wrote that she is seeking information on the birth parents of
her father, Herman Harry Myers, born in southeast Michigan in October 1946.
Her father supports her efforts.

Fortunately, Michigan law allows the release of adoption records, even closed
ones, to the adoptee. Alas, the many adoption agencies in Michigan do not have
a central repository for these records. You can find a list of agencies and
who holds their records at
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-15585--,00.html

Many agencies, including Alliance for Adoption/Jewish Family Services, turned
over their records to the Department of Human Services, Permanency Division,
PO Box 30037, Lansing, MI 48909.

Several other Michigan governmental offices hold records for multiple agencies,
as one can see on the list cited above. However, since it sounds as if the one
family member who has a clue about the details of the adoption, Brooke's aunt
(herself adopted), refuses to release the letter left by Brooke's grandmother,
there is no way to know which agency handled the adoption.

Perhaps Brooke's father could write to each of the Michigan offices holding
multiple agencies' records. Provide his (adopted) name and exact date of birth,
and any other relevant information, such as his adoptive parents' address (or
at least the city of Saginaw) at the time of his adoption. Brooke cannot get
the information by writing on his behalf; according to the State of Michigan's
website on the matter
<www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-14884--,00.html>, records
can be released only to the adult adopted person, adoptive parents of a minor
child, biological/former parent, and adult biological/former sibling.

Good luck, Brooke. I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, MARKAS, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Ozëry, Skidel, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and
Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool; ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ
in Lodz; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev
and Kiev


LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #hungary

bounce-3171964-772961@...
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Hungary SIG #Hungary LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #hungary

bounce-3171964-772961@...
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Question about education for Jews in the late 1800s #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Possibly a dumb question: my paternal grandfather came >from essentially Gomel,
b. around 1875. The family story sometimes says that he was "studying to be a
rabbi" - a friend asked me the other day what the educational opportunities
**were** for Jews at that time and place? Was there secular education? or was
"studying" essential religious?

Thanks -
Martha Schecter Forsyth, Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about education for Jews in the late 1800s #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Possibly a dumb question: my paternal grandfather came >from essentially Gomel,
b. around 1875. The family story sometimes says that he was "studying to be a
rabbi" - a friend asked me the other day what the educational opportunities
**were** for Jews at that time and place? Was there secular education? or was
"studying" essential religious?

Thanks -
Martha Schecter Forsyth, Boston, MA


Re: Research illegal ship Dora (aliyah bet 1939) #general

bette_sscf@...
 

Joke Stans in Belgium is writing a master thesis about a Jewish refugee ship
named the Dora and requested more information (all possible data) about this
theme.

An excellent book in the series, Studies in Jewish History, "Escaping the
Holocaust: Illegal Immigration to the Land of Israel, 1939-1944" by Dalia
Ofer (Oxford University Press 1991), provides analysis and insight into the
struggles of the immigrants, the activists and supporters of the movement,
the logistical obstacles, and the political forces working to halt the flow
of refugees.

The Amazon preview includes complete Table of Contents and Index, an
extensive Bibliography and a sample of "List of Boats" in the Appendix. Data
includes name of boat, organizers, port of departure, number of passengers,
land of origin and date of arrival at designated port.

https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Holocaust-Illegal-Immigration-1939-1944/dp/0195063406

[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/kDnYjD ]

Good luck with your project!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research illegal ship Dora (aliyah bet 1939) #general

bette_sscf@...
 

Joke Stans in Belgium is writing a master thesis about a Jewish refugee ship
named the Dora and requested more information (all possible data) about this
theme.

An excellent book in the series, Studies in Jewish History, "Escaping the
Holocaust: Illegal Immigration to the Land of Israel, 1939-1944" by Dalia
Ofer (Oxford University Press 1991), provides analysis and insight into the
struggles of the immigrants, the activists and supporters of the movement,
the logistical obstacles, and the political forces working to halt the flow
of refugees.

The Amazon preview includes complete Table of Contents and Index, an
extensive Bibliography and a sample of "List of Boats" in the Appendix. Data
includes name of boat, organizers, port of departure, number of passengers,
land of origin and date of arrival at designated port.

https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Holocaust-Illegal-Immigration-1939-1944/dp/0195063406

[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/kDnYjD ]

Good luck with your project!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


Re: Searching for Death Certificate of Nicholas SARGENT in France or Switzerland #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Mark Halpern wrote: < Nissim SEGALOFF, born in Bulgaria in 1896, became a
U.S. citizen in 1957 and changed his name to Nicholas SARGENT. Nicholas
spent the 1970s and possibly the early 1980s in France and Switzerland. I
would appreciate people knowledgeable about these two countries advising on
how I might go about finding a death certificate, record, or obituary for
Nicholas. >

One responsibility of U.S. consulates is to report deaths of American
citizens occurring within their districts to the U.S. Department of State.
Information regarding the deceased individual was compiled on Department of
State Foreign Service of the United States of America form FS 192 "Report of
the Death of an American Citizen." Not included are the deaths of active
military personnel or the deaths of individuals whose citizenship status is
unknown.

Ancestry has a "Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974"
database. A sample report contains the following data: name in full, native
or naturalized, last known address in US, date of death, place of death,
cause of death, disposition of remains, disposition of effects, person
responsible for custody of effects, informed by telegram, copy of report
sent to, traveling or residing abroad with relatives or friends, other known
relatives.

Presumably, these reports continued after 1974 and the report for Nicholas
SARGENT may be obtained >from the U.S. Department of State.

Good luck!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for Death Certificate of Nicholas SARGENT in France or Switzerland #general

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Mark Halpern wrote: < Nissim SEGALOFF, born in Bulgaria in 1896, became a
U.S. citizen in 1957 and changed his name to Nicholas SARGENT. Nicholas
spent the 1970s and possibly the early 1980s in France and Switzerland. I
would appreciate people knowledgeable about these two countries advising on
how I might go about finding a death certificate, record, or obituary for
Nicholas. >

One responsibility of U.S. consulates is to report deaths of American
citizens occurring within their districts to the U.S. Department of State.
Information regarding the deceased individual was compiled on Department of
State Foreign Service of the United States of America form FS 192 "Report of
the Death of an American Citizen." Not included are the deaths of active
military personnel or the deaths of individuals whose citizenship status is
unknown.

Ancestry has a "Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974"
database. A sample report contains the following data: name in full, native
or naturalized, last known address in US, date of death, place of death,
cause of death, disposition of remains, disposition of effects, person
responsible for custody of effects, informed by telegram, copy of report
sent to, traveling or residing abroad with relatives or friends, other known
relatives.

Presumably, these reports continued after 1974 and the report for Nicholas
SARGENT may be obtained >from the U.S. Department of State.

Good luck!
Bette Stoop Mas
USA


Jewish Genealogical Conference in Seattle in August #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Please join us at the 2016 Jewish Genealogical Conference in Seattle. You can see the whole program at
http://www.iajgs2016.org/.

It is a great opportunity to meet other researchers, participate in discussions, ask questions, and more.


Our Bessarabia SIG has a number of terrific programs, including on of the most important: When, Why
and Where >from the Jews arrived in Bessarabia/Moldova. I myself is working on this topic for long time.
You will get experience of how to find out where your relatives may live in the beginning of 19c or end
of 18 century. There are many source of such information, and all this you hear at the session.


we also have a Bessarabia SIG Meeting:
At this year Bessarabia SIG Meeting, we are going to see a very important film about past and present
of a Moldovan village which used to be a Jewish agricultural colony. Writer and director Matthew
Mishory will present the movie "ABSENT" to us. In July 1941, the village was the site of an unimaginable
atrocity. Seventy-four years later, few speak clearly or honestly about what happened. ABSENT is a
cinematic portrait of the ghost village of Marculesti, its current inhabitants, and their very complex
relationship to their own history. Working entirely on location, writer/director Matthew Mishory
documents one of Europe's poorest, most remote, and least-visited places. Produced by Sabin Dorohoi,
Edward Singletary, Jr., and Randall Walk. A Romania-Switzerland-US co-production.

This film helps us to understand why we need to preserve our Jewish Heritage in Bessarabia, why we
need to photograph tombstones, cleanup and reconstruction of the cemeteries.
For more information about the film, preview, press material, screening, please see:
http://www.iconoclasticmedia.com/absent/

I also invite all of you to our Bessarabia SIG Luncheon. For that you will need to register and pay for
the lunch. It is great to meet each other and hear a lecture on Bessarabian Maps... you will find out
were such maps can be found, >from the very detailed maps of 1800s to town maps of 20c. Do you
know that on some maps there signs of Jewish Cemeteries?


Please register to this event. As I was told in several days the registration for the luncheons
will be over...


Finally we will hear a lecture on "Jewish Life in the Republic of Moldova: Past and Present". We will
hear >from a person who worked and lived in Moldova for some time.


I also offer to all who is coming to Seattle a personal time to meet, ask questions, make suggestions
for the SIG, etc. etc. If you are interested, please let me know by email.

All the best, and see you in Seattle soon.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Jewish Genealogical Conference in Seattle in August #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Please join us at the 2016 Jewish Genealogical Conference in Seattle. You can see the whole program at
http://www.iajgs2016.org/.

It is a great opportunity to meet other researchers, participate in discussions, ask questions, and more.


Our Bessarabia SIG has a number of terrific programs, including on of the most important: When, Why
and Where >from the Jews arrived in Bessarabia/Moldova. I myself is working on this topic for long time.
You will get experience of how to find out where your relatives may live in the beginning of 19c or end
of 18 century. There are many source of such information, and all this you hear at the session.


we also have a Bessarabia SIG Meeting:
At this year Bessarabia SIG Meeting, we are going to see a very important film about past and present
of a Moldovan village which used to be a Jewish agricultural colony. Writer and director Matthew
Mishory will present the movie "ABSENT" to us. In July 1941, the village was the site of an unimaginable
atrocity. Seventy-four years later, few speak clearly or honestly about what happened. ABSENT is a
cinematic portrait of the ghost village of Marculesti, its current inhabitants, and their very complex
relationship to their own history. Working entirely on location, writer/director Matthew Mishory
documents one of Europe's poorest, most remote, and least-visited places. Produced by Sabin Dorohoi,
Edward Singletary, Jr., and Randall Walk. A Romania-Switzerland-US co-production.

This film helps us to understand why we need to preserve our Jewish Heritage in Bessarabia, why we
need to photograph tombstones, cleanup and reconstruction of the cemeteries.
For more information about the film, preview, press material, screening, please see:
http://www.iconoclasticmedia.com/absent/

I also invite all of you to our Bessarabia SIG Luncheon. For that you will need to register and pay for
the lunch. It is great to meet each other and hear a lecture on Bessarabian Maps... you will find out
were such maps can be found, >from the very detailed maps of 1800s to town maps of 20c. Do you
know that on some maps there signs of Jewish Cemeteries?


Please register to this event. As I was told in several days the registration for the luncheons
will be over...


Finally we will hear a lecture on "Jewish Life in the Republic of Moldova: Past and Present". We will
hear >from a person who worked and lived in Moldova for some time.


I also offer to all who is coming to Seattle a personal time to meet, ask questions, make suggestions
for the SIG, etc. etc. If you are interested, please let me know by email.

All the best, and see you in Seattle soon.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai

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