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Back From the Polish and Litvak Diaspora: Virtual Journeys That Connect Us To Our Roots #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Those interested in learning more about the importance KehilaLinks
play in connecting to one's heritage, are encouraged to attend my
second presentation at the Warsaw Conference, titled:

Back >from the Polish and Litvak Diaspora: Virtual Journeys That
Connect Us To Our Roots.

I will provide useful tips citing examples >from the 83 KehilaLinks I
write and manage, including 35 in Lithuania, 7 Poland, 9 Belarus, 20
South Africa and others in Latvia, Germany, Russia, Estonia, China,
Africa and Australia.

I will also highlight other online resources such as Wordpress,
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, please visit:

http://elirab.me/iajgs-2018/

Thanks.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
elirab.me


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Back From the Polish and Litvak Diaspora: Virtual Journeys That Connect Us To Our Roots #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Those interested in learning more about the importance KehilaLinks
play in connecting to one's heritage, are encouraged to attend my
second presentation at the Warsaw Conference, titled:

Back >from the Polish and Litvak Diaspora: Virtual Journeys That
Connect Us To Our Roots.

I will provide useful tips citing examples >from the 83 KehilaLinks I
write and manage, including 35 in Lithuania, 7 Poland, 9 Belarus, 20
South Africa and others in Latvia, Germany, Russia, Estonia, China,
Africa and Australia.

I will also highlight other online resources such as Wordpress,
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, please visit:

http://elirab.me/iajgs-2018/

Thanks.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
elirab.me


Most recent and last article honoring LitvakSIG's 20th anniversary. #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

We're completing our series of memories and recollections of LitvakSIG
in the past twenty years with Judy Baston's overview in her article,
LitvakSIG History
https://www.litvaksig.org/information-and-tools/online-journal/litvaksig-history.

Do read it, celebrate with us, and join us in future happenings and
celebrations.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Most recent and last article honoring LitvakSIG's 20th anniversary. #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

We're completing our series of memories and recollections of LitvakSIG
in the past twenty years with Judy Baston's overview in her article,
LitvakSIG History
https://www.litvaksig.org/information-and-tools/online-journal/litvaksig-history.

Do read it, celebrate with us, and join us in future happenings and
celebrations.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


LitvakSIG Luncheon in Warsaw - Don't miss the BIG RELEASE #lithuania

Garri Regev
 

For all those attending the upcoming IAJGS Conference in Warsaw -
hurry and reserve your place at the LitvakSIG luncheon!!
http://www.iajgs2018.org/litvaksig-lunch.cfm

Russ Maurer will be announcing a major new addition to the LitvakSIG
collection. You won't want to miss hearing about this how this new
record source was found, what it includes and how it may impact your
research.

Be among the first to see this amazing resource!!

Garri Regev
LitvakSIG Board


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Luncheon in Warsaw - Don't miss the BIG RELEASE #lithuania

Garri Regev
 

For all those attending the upcoming IAJGS Conference in Warsaw -
hurry and reserve your place at the LitvakSIG luncheon!!
http://www.iajgs2018.org/litvaksig-lunch.cfm

Russ Maurer will be announcing a major new addition to the LitvakSIG
collection. You won't want to miss hearing about this how this new
record source was found, what it includes and how it may impact your
research.

Be among the first to see this amazing resource!!

Garri Regev
LitvakSIG Board


Question about accessing Philadelphia marriage records #general

Debbie Terman
 

Has anyone had success with looking up Philadelphia marriage records
(for people who are deceased)? I've received mixed messages >from the
staff at the Philadelphia City Hall office about whether the records
are viewable, and the only procedure (which I've seen online, and been
told by the staff) is to send a written request, accompanied by checks
totaling $40 per marriage (for research and certified copy). I have
the years and marriage license numbers for all the marriages I'm
interested in (so there isn't much "research" to do), and I don't need
a copy (especially not a certified copy) -- I just want to view the
records to discover the parents' names and figure out if/how the
people are connected to my family.

I haven't lived in Philadelphia for decades and I'm not up to date on
Pennsylvania laws, but aren't these marriages considered public
records? I could understand if they requested a fee of a few dollars,
but $40 seems excessive. I'm also not sure that I've explained
adequately to the staff what I want.

I have found the online index entries, so I don't need guidance about
that. I want to see the actual certificates.

Any experience out there that could help me?

Thanks,
Debbie Terman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about accessing Philadelphia marriage records #general

Debbie Terman
 

Has anyone had success with looking up Philadelphia marriage records
(for people who are deceased)? I've received mixed messages >from the
staff at the Philadelphia City Hall office about whether the records
are viewable, and the only procedure (which I've seen online, and been
told by the staff) is to send a written request, accompanied by checks
totaling $40 per marriage (for research and certified copy). I have
the years and marriage license numbers for all the marriages I'm
interested in (so there isn't much "research" to do), and I don't need
a copy (especially not a certified copy) -- I just want to view the
records to discover the parents' names and figure out if/how the
people are connected to my family.

I haven't lived in Philadelphia for decades and I'm not up to date on
Pennsylvania laws, but aren't these marriages considered public
records? I could understand if they requested a fee of a few dollars,
but $40 seems excessive. I'm also not sure that I've explained
adequately to the staff what I want.

I have found the online index entries, so I don't need guidance about
that. I want to see the actual certificates.

Any experience out there that could help me?

Thanks,
Debbie Terman


Greater Cincinnati JGS - corrected meeting information #general

Jonathan Jacobs
 

We are the, Greater Cincinnati Jewish Genealogical Society.

We are having a meeting this month on the 29th. This will be on the
Basics of Jewish Genealogy research. Please join us at The Kenwood.
It will be Sunday the 29th between 1-3pm. We will be trying to do
this on Facebook Live too.

Location:
The Kenwood by Senior Star
Address: 5435 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Jonathan Jacobs
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Greater Cincinnati JGS - corrected meeting information #general

Jonathan Jacobs
 

We are the, Greater Cincinnati Jewish Genealogical Society.

We are having a meeting this month on the 29th. This will be on the
Basics of Jewish Genealogy research. Please join us at The Kenwood.
It will be Sunday the 29th between 1-3pm. We will be trying to do
this on Facebook Live too.

Location:
The Kenwood by Senior Star
Address: 5435 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Jonathan Jacobs
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


searching Segall family #general

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Hello all,
I'm seeking information and/or contact with friends and family of Leon Segall and his
sister Nadia (married name unknown)They came >from Russia around 1888 and lived in Los
Angelos in the 1920s. Leon was a jobber for woman's clothing and traveled coast to
coast.
Please reply to
Deanna Levinsky
Deannasmac@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching Segall family #general

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Hello all,
I'm seeking information and/or contact with friends and family of Leon Segall and his
sister Nadia (married name unknown)They came >from Russia around 1888 and lived in Los
Angelos in the 1920s. Leon was a jobber for woman's clothing and traveled coast to
coast.
Please reply to
Deanna Levinsky
Deannasmac@gmail.com


IAJGS 2018 Warsaw programming for LitvakSIG #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

We're hoping to see many of you at the forthcoming conference in
Warsaw. It's not too late to register
http://www.iajgs2018.org/register_conference.cfm

For those who will be attending the conference I draw your attention
to some of LitvakSIG's many activities. We'll start off by
participating in the SHARE Fair.

LitvakSIG day programming is scheduled for Tuesday 7 August from
8:00-17:00, see below:

Researching Your Litvak Ancestors - Judy Baston

A Personal Project to Remember our Ancestors: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania
Then and Now - Ralph Salinger

LitvakSIG Annual Meeting

$$$ Litvak SIG Luncheon - Russ Maurer guest speaker

Tracing Family History in Official Records of the Russian Empire and
Republic of Lithuania - Vitalija Gircyte guest speaker >from Lithuania

The 1784 Grand Duchy of Lithuania Census Records: Finding your
pre-Shtetl and Family Name Origins - Harold Rhode

The Partisan Song Project and Genealogy - Inspiring and Connecting a
New Generation - Eli Rabinowitz

BOF meetings for LitvakSIG are as follows:
Monday: Svencionys + Klaipeda + Disna DRG
Wednesday: Kupiskis/Rokiskis + Lida-Oshmiany
Thursday: Telsiai-Siauliai + Panevezys DRG + Suwalki + Vilnius DRG
Friday: Kaunas DRG

Check the program for exact dates, times and locations.

Vitalija Gircyte will be taking and answering personal research
questions on Wednesday morning.

In addition to all of the above more programs are of particular
interest to Litvaks such as: Lithuanian Shtetl of Seduva with Sergey
Kanovich and also Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library with Judy
Baston.

We'll see you in Warsaw!

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS 2018 Warsaw programming for LitvakSIG #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

We're hoping to see many of you at the forthcoming conference in
Warsaw. It's not too late to register
http://www.iajgs2018.org/register_conference.cfm

For those who will be attending the conference I draw your attention
to some of LitvakSIG's many activities. We'll start off by
participating in the SHARE Fair.

LitvakSIG day programming is scheduled for Tuesday 7 August from
8:00-17:00, see below:

Researching Your Litvak Ancestors - Judy Baston

A Personal Project to Remember our Ancestors: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania
Then and Now - Ralph Salinger

LitvakSIG Annual Meeting

$$$ Litvak SIG Luncheon - Russ Maurer guest speaker

Tracing Family History in Official Records of the Russian Empire and
Republic of Lithuania - Vitalija Gircyte guest speaker >from Lithuania

The 1784 Grand Duchy of Lithuania Census Records: Finding your
pre-Shtetl and Family Name Origins - Harold Rhode

The Partisan Song Project and Genealogy - Inspiring and Connecting a
New Generation - Eli Rabinowitz

BOF meetings for LitvakSIG are as follows:
Monday: Svencionys + Klaipeda + Disna DRG
Wednesday: Kupiskis/Rokiskis + Lida-Oshmiany
Thursday: Telsiai-Siauliai + Panevezys DRG + Suwalki + Vilnius DRG
Friday: Kaunas DRG

Check the program for exact dates, times and locations.

Vitalija Gircyte will be taking and answering personal research
questions on Wednesday morning.

In addition to all of the above more programs are of particular
interest to Litvaks such as: Lithuanian Shtetl of Seduva with Sergey
Kanovich and also Documenting the Vilna Ghetto Library with Judy
Baston.

We'll see you in Warsaw!

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Nezhin #ukraine

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Is anyone planning to travel to Nezhin or are you in touch with anyone
from Nezin?
Please respond to

Deanna Levinsky
Deannasmac@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Nezhin #ukraine

Deanna Levinsky <deannasmac@...>
 

Is anyone planning to travel to Nezhin or are you in touch with anyone
from Nezin?
Please respond to

Deanna Levinsky
Deannasmac@gmail.com


FIDELHOLTZ from Gorodok #belarus

philafrum
 

Genners,

I'm doing research for a friend.

I was able to find the surname FIDELHOLTZ on a page >from the Belarus Revision
Lists, but I didn't see the name Aharon Yitzchak Fidelholtz. Since a daughter
of his was born in 1891, I'm assuming that Aharon was born between
1860-1870.

Ultimately I'm hoping to find the names of his parents. Any suggestions?


Thanks.

Evan Fishman


Belarus SIG #Belarus FIDELHOLTZ from Gorodok #belarus

philafrum
 

Genners,

I'm doing research for a friend.

I was able to find the surname FIDELHOLTZ on a page >from the Belarus Revision
Lists, but I didn't see the name Aharon Yitzchak Fidelholtz. Since a daughter
of his was born in 1891, I'm assuming that Aharon was born between
1860-1870.

Ultimately I'm hoping to find the names of his parents. Any suggestions?


Thanks.

Evan Fishman


Re: Name changes #germany

Stepak
 

This is in response to Hansmartin Unger's question. I know >from another
branch of my family, who immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century,
that one did not have to register name changes at that time. My family had a
name with a connotation which they didn't like (Klots/Klutz), and somehow
they all agreed to change the name to something with more illustrious
sounding heritage (Kalish). Most of them changed the name "when we got off
the boat", meaning they simply lived as Kalish, and there was no need to
officially change the name. Nowadays this wouldn't work.

Ellen Stepak, Ramat Gan, Israel estepak@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR REMINDER: Authorities agree that names were ** not ** changed
by immigration workers at Ellis Island. The names recorded on ships'
passenger lists were passed on to the U.S.A. immigration records.


German SIG #Germany Re: Name changes #germany

Stepak
 

This is in response to Hansmartin Unger's question. I know >from another
branch of my family, who immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century,
that one did not have to register name changes at that time. My family had a
name with a connotation which they didn't like (Klots/Klutz), and somehow
they all agreed to change the name to something with more illustrious
sounding heritage (Kalish). Most of them changed the name "when we got off
the boat", meaning they simply lived as Kalish, and there was no need to
officially change the name. Nowadays this wouldn't work.

Ellen Stepak, Ramat Gan, Israel estepak@zahav.net.il

MODERATOR REMINDER: Authorities agree that names were ** not ** changed
by immigration workers at Ellis Island. The names recorded on ships'
passenger lists were passed on to the U.S.A. immigration records.

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