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JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG is an independent
organization whose database and discussion group are hosted by
JewishGen. Each group has its own, separate administrative and
fundraising structure.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Just a reminder that LitvakSIG is an independent
organization whose database and discussion group are hosted by
JewishGen. Each group has its own, separate administrative and
fundraising structure.


Seduva / Shadove vital records / revision lists? #lithuania

Steve Stein
 

I'm wondering if anyone knows the whereabouts of any vital records or
revision list records >from Seduva / Shadove >from the 1800s. There don't seem
to be any on the LitvakSIG or All Lithuania databases, i.e. all the records
that get matched appear to be >from other shtetls. Thanks.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seduva / Shadove vital records / revision lists? #lithuania

Steve Stein
 

I'm wondering if anyone knows the whereabouts of any vital records or
revision list records >from Seduva / Shadove >from the 1800s. There don't seem
to be any on the LitvakSIG or All Lithuania databases, i.e. all the records
that get matched appear to be >from other shtetls. Thanks.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #poland

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: JRI-Poland is an independent organization whose
database, discussion group and website are hosted by JewishGen.
Each group has its own, separate administrative and fundraising
structure.


JRI Poland #Poland JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #poland

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: JRI-Poland is an independent organization whose
database, discussion group and website are hosted by JewishGen.
Each group has its own, separate administrative and fundraising
structure.


Selzer from Strusow, Galicia #poland

Milton Koch
 

I am searching for possible Selzer relatives >from this town. My Selzer =
family was >from Trembowla, which is very close (5.1 miles; 8.1 km) =
apart.
My PGGM was Schlome Selzer, >from Trembowla. Her parents were Raisl and =
Naftali.
I am hoping to learn more about the family, with the hope that the =
Strusow and Trembowla Selzer families were related.
Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA=


JRI Poland #Poland Selzer from Strusow, Galicia #poland

Milton Koch
 

I am searching for possible Selzer relatives >from this town. My Selzer =
family was >from Trembowla, which is very close (5.1 miles; 8.1 km) =
apart.
My PGGM was Schlome Selzer, >from Trembowla. Her parents were Raisl and =
Naftali.
I am hoping to learn more about the family, with the hope that the =
Strusow and Trembowla Selzer families were related.
Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA=


Free USHMM program of interest to genealogists (March 14,15,16 various locations in Florida) #general

Lewis, Megan
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is presenting a free program in
Florida later this month that may interest many genealogists:

"Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice"

Dina Gold describes the Nazi seizure of her family's stately six-story
building and her extensive battle to reclaim it and rebuild their legacy.

The property served as the headquarters of the H. Wolff fur company, one of
the most successful international businesses in Germany. The Nazis forced
the sale of the building on Krausenstrasse 17/18, and after World War II,
it fell in the Soviet sector of Berlin, two blocks >from Checkpoint Charlie,
and beyond legal reach.

Join us to learn about the ongoing challenges of restitution and the
Museum's resources that individuals like Gold have used to research the
fate of family members and that others have used to build legal cases,
including the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database and the International
Tracing Service archive.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For
more information, contact the Museum's Southeast Regional Office at
561.995.6773 or southeast@...

Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 955-8121

Register:
https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=SETLLSARASOTA0317

Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Beth Torah Congregation Benny Rok Campus
20350 Northeast 26th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL

Register:
https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=SETRACENMBEACH0315

Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Zinman Hall
9901 Donna Klein Blvd. (enter on 95th Ave. off Glades)
Boca Raton, FL 33428
561/852-3229

Register:
https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=SETRACEBOCA0316

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Free USHMM program of interest to genealogists (March 14,15,16 various locations in Florida) #general

Lewis, Megan
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is presenting a free program in
Florida later this month that may interest many genealogists:

"Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice"

Dina Gold describes the Nazi seizure of her family's stately six-story
building and her extensive battle to reclaim it and rebuild their legacy.

The property served as the headquarters of the H. Wolff fur company, one of
the most successful international businesses in Germany. The Nazis forced
the sale of the building on Krausenstrasse 17/18, and after World War II,
it fell in the Soviet sector of Berlin, two blocks >from Checkpoint Charlie,
and beyond legal reach.

Join us to learn about the ongoing challenges of restitution and the
Museum's resources that individuals like Gold have used to research the
fate of family members and that others have used to build legal cases,
including the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database and the International
Tracing Service archive.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For
more information, contact the Museum's Southeast Regional Office at
561.995.6773 or southeast@...

Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S Tuttle Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 955-8121

Register:
https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=SETLLSARASOTA0317

Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Beth Torah Congregation Benny Rok Campus
20350 Northeast 26th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL

Register:
https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=SETRACENMBEACH0315

Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Zinman Hall
9901 Donna Klein Blvd. (enter on 95th Ave. off Glades)
Boca Raton, FL 33428
561/852-3229

Register:
https://www.ushmm.org/online/calendar/eventDetails.php?event=SETRACEBOCA0316

Megan Lewis Reference Librarian 202.314.7860
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org


Re: Origin of surname SHAPESKOFSKY #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

Original Message >from k zeff <kzeff@...>

Does anyone know the origin of the surname SHAPESKOFSKY?

I am searching for ancestors of my paternal grandfather, Sam SHAPESKOFSKY,
who immigrated to the U.S. around 1910.

Thank you.

Keith Zeff

Answer
I have checked in Alexander Beider's book

Shapetskovskij (Belostok) see Sapotskovskij

Sapotskovskij >from the village of Sapotskovstsy (Sopolka district)
Variants Sopotskovskij Sapochkovskij Shapochkovskij Shpitskovskij
Shpetskovskij Shapetskovskij

Hope this helps

Arlene Beare UK
Dorfman (born Birzai Lithuania and then lived in Riga) Scher/Blum(born
Pandelys Lithuania and then lived in Riga) B erman (born Lygumai Lithuania
and then lived in Jekabpils Latvia) Samuels - Benjamin and brother Joseph
Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin Dembinski Zychlin


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Origin of surname SHAPESKOFSKY #latvia

Arlene Beare
 

Original Message >from k zeff <kzeff@...>

Does anyone know the origin of the surname SHAPESKOFSKY?

I am searching for ancestors of my paternal grandfather, Sam SHAPESKOFSKY,
who immigrated to the U.S. around 1910.

Thank you.

Keith Zeff

Answer
I have checked in Alexander Beider's book

Shapetskovskij (Belostok) see Sapotskovskij

Sapotskovskij >from the village of Sapotskovstsy (Sopolka district)
Variants Sopotskovskij Sapochkovskij Shapochkovskij Shpitskovskij
Shpetskovskij Shapetskovskij

Hope this helps

Arlene Beare UK
Dorfman (born Birzai Lithuania and then lived in Riga) Scher/Blum(born
Pandelys Lithuania and then lived in Riga) B erman (born Lygumai Lithuania
and then lived in Jekabpils Latvia) Samuels - Benjamin and brother Joseph
Poland possibly Krakow and Zychlin Dembinski Zychlin


Re: birth record for someone born in Belgian DP camp #hungary

Steve Stein
 

Karesz,

I recently successfully researched someone born in a German DP Camp in 1947
(see my article in the upcoming issue of Avotaynu). It turns out the child
was not born ***in*** the camp but rather in a local hospital. He was
registered with the German government. My guess is that all births were so
registered, even if delivered by a midwife outside a hospital.

I suggest you look for your camp on the website http://www.dpcamps.org and
see what it says about your particular camp.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA

Moderator: Please continue thread off-line or on JewishGen general discussion
list unless responses are specifically related to Hungarian family research.


JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #hungary

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: birth record for someone born in Belgian DP camp #hungary

Steve Stein
 

Karesz,

I recently successfully researched someone born in a German DP Camp in 1947
(see my article in the upcoming issue of Avotaynu). It turns out the child
was not born ***in*** the camp but rather in a local hospital. He was
registered with the German government. My guess is that all births were so
registered, even if delivered by a midwife outside a hospital.

I suggest you look for your camp on the website http://www.dpcamps.org and
see what it says about your particular camp.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA

Moderator: Please continue thread off-line or on JewishGen general discussion
list unless responses are specifically related to Hungarian family research.


Hungary SIG #Hungary JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #hungary

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@...


(US) March is Women's History Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In the United States the month of March is Women's History Month. This is a
great time to remember the women in your family and do some genealogy or
write up some of your memories of a mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter,
niece etc.

The US National Archives celebrates Women's History Month exploring the
contributions women have made through letters, stories, photographs, film
and other sources.

Their website has a number of stories, including when a women saying "I do"
gave up her US citizenship; women soldiers and yeoman in World War l and
World War ll, Civil War etc. videos and more.
See: https://www.archives.gov/news/womens-history

US Archivist, David S. Ferriero writes about Women's History Month in his
blog, AOTUS.
https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2017/03/02/womens-history-month/

Rose Feldman >from Israel reminds us that Family Tree Magazine will be
recognizing a different woman who impacted history each day in March. They
ask that you share the story of your female ancestor with them via Facebook
or Twitter and they might feature your story. To read more and about the
women already featured see: http://tinyurl.com/hh7plaq
Original url:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/genealogy-monthly-challenge

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) March is Women's History Month #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In the United States the month of March is Women's History Month. This is a
great time to remember the women in your family and do some genealogy or
write up some of your memories of a mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter,
niece etc.

The US National Archives celebrates Women's History Month exploring the
contributions women have made through letters, stories, photographs, film
and other sources.

Their website has a number of stories, including when a women saying "I do"
gave up her US citizenship; women soldiers and yeoman in World War l and
World War ll, Civil War etc. videos and more.
See: https://www.archives.gov/news/womens-history

US Archivist, David S. Ferriero writes about Women's History Month in his
blog, AOTUS.
https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2017/03/02/womens-history-month/

Rose Feldman >from Israel reminds us that Family Tree Magazine will be
recognizing a different woman who impacted history each day in March. They
ask that you share the story of your female ancestor with them via Facebook
or Twitter and they might feature your story. To read more and about the
women already featured see: http://tinyurl.com/hh7plaq
Original url:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/genealogy-monthly-challenge

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


SELZER from Strusow, Galicia #general

Milton Koch
 

I am searching for possible SELZER relatives >from this town. My Selzer family
was >from Trembowla, which is very close (5.1 miles; 8.1 km) apart.

My PGGM was Schlome Selzer, >from Trembowla. Her parents were Raisl and Naftali.
I am hoping to learn more about the family, with the hope that the Strusow and
Trembowla Selzer families were related.

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SELZER from Strusow, Galicia #general

Milton Koch
 

I am searching for possible SELZER relatives >from this town. My Selzer family
was >from Trembowla, which is very close (5.1 miles; 8.1 km) apart.

My PGGM was Schlome Selzer, >from Trembowla. Her parents were Raisl and Naftali.
I am hoping to learn more about the family, with the hope that the Strusow and
Trembowla Selzer families were related.

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA