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Re: Seek Richard CRAMER,New York son of Heinrich CRAMER #germany

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@...>
 

Richard CRAMER (5 Jan 1883-Aug 1969) was a physician who arrived in
New York City on 1 April, 1940. He actually appears two weeks later in
the 1940 US Census, living a s a "lodger" in Sunnyside, Queens, New
York City.

The ship manifest of the MV Britannic shows the names of his wife
Angela in Germany and a cousin Setti LOE B in Manhattan, New York City.
It is interesting that he managed to arrive by ship >from Liverpool to
New York, seven months after Britain and Germany were at war but 20
months before the US formally entered World War II.

The boat had only 29 passengers, most of whom were Jewish (including
Richard), though the ship was built to hold over 1100 passengers.
Though the ship itself had both previously and later carried British
troops, this voyage took place during an interval in which it was
technically back in commercial service. It seems likely that the ship
primarily was used to carry supplies >from the US on its return trip,
since it obviously was not making money carrying passengers. It might
also have been a target of German submarines.

Richard CRAMER worked in the Farm Colony Hospital in Staten Island,
New York City.

A woman named Angela Antonia CRAMER, age 53, arrived in New York on 15
Feb 1950. Since she listed her address as Farm Colony, Staten Island,
New York, she certainly is the same person listed with Richard's
arrival ten years earlier. We know Dr. Richard CRAMER worked at the
Farm Colony Hospital >from his World War II draft registration.

They appear to be the same couple named Richard CRAMER and Angela
Cramer who had a marriage license issued in New York City on 1 Mar
1950. Assuming that these are the same people, it is possible that
Richard and Angela wanted a legal marriage in the USA, of which they
may or may not have had documents >from Germany. The marriage license
was dated exactly two weeks after her arrival.

A couple named Dr. Richard CRAMER and Angela Cramer are buried in the
same niche in historic Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City.
She was buried 7 Sep 1983; he was buried on 7 Oct 1969.

The original records can be found on FamilySearch.org and on
Ancestry.com, including his US Social Security death record.

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@gmail.com> ===============>

Hansmartin Unger hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch wrote:

I'm searching for details of:
Richard CRAMER, Born 5.1.1883 and died in 1969 - exact date unknown, New
York city. He was a doctor, I suppose a skin doctor.
married to Ella WILLI, dates of birth and death unknown
the parents of Richard CRAMER were: Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847 -
29.11.1897, Karlsruhe and his wife Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940
Frankfurt/Main, date of death missing.


German SIG #Germany Re: Seek Richard CRAMER,New York son of Heinrich CRAMER #germany

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@...>
 

Richard CRAMER (5 Jan 1883-Aug 1969) was a physician who arrived in
New York City on 1 April, 1940. He actually appears two weeks later in
the 1940 US Census, living a s a "lodger" in Sunnyside, Queens, New
York City.

The ship manifest of the MV Britannic shows the names of his wife
Angela in Germany and a cousin Setti LOE B in Manhattan, New York City.
It is interesting that he managed to arrive by ship >from Liverpool to
New York, seven months after Britain and Germany were at war but 20
months before the US formally entered World War II.

The boat had only 29 passengers, most of whom were Jewish (including
Richard), though the ship was built to hold over 1100 passengers.
Though the ship itself had both previously and later carried British
troops, this voyage took place during an interval in which it was
technically back in commercial service. It seems likely that the ship
primarily was used to carry supplies >from the US on its return trip,
since it obviously was not making money carrying passengers. It might
also have been a target of German submarines.

Richard CRAMER worked in the Farm Colony Hospital in Staten Island,
New York City.

A woman named Angela Antonia CRAMER, age 53, arrived in New York on 15
Feb 1950. Since she listed her address as Farm Colony, Staten Island,
New York, she certainly is the same person listed with Richard's
arrival ten years earlier. We know Dr. Richard CRAMER worked at the
Farm Colony Hospital >from his World War II draft registration.

They appear to be the same couple named Richard CRAMER and Angela
Cramer who had a marriage license issued in New York City on 1 Mar
1950. Assuming that these are the same people, it is possible that
Richard and Angela wanted a legal marriage in the USA, of which they
may or may not have had documents >from Germany. The marriage license
was dated exactly two weeks after her arrival.

A couple named Dr. Richard CRAMER and Angela Cramer are buried in the
same niche in historic Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City.
She was buried 7 Sep 1983; he was buried on 7 Oct 1969.

The original records can be found on FamilySearch.org and on
Ancestry.com, including his US Social Security death record.

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@gmail.com> ===============>

Hansmartin Unger hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch wrote:

I'm searching for details of:
Richard CRAMER, Born 5.1.1883 and died in 1969 - exact date unknown, New
York city. He was a doctor, I suppose a skin doctor.
married to Ella WILLI, dates of birth and death unknown
the parents of Richard CRAMER were: Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847 -
29.11.1897, Karlsruhe and his wife Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940
Frankfurt/Main, date of death missing.


[New member seeking] HASSENDER and GRUN Families #germany

Karen Geiger <akdawson98@...>
 

I'm researching the HASSENDER and GRUN families. My father told me hat he
heard his family came >from Bavaria. Years ago I did see a HASSENDER in
Germany. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it again.
My ancestors in both families immigrated to Hungary.

My mother's family is related to the ROTHSCHILD family. I believe it's
through the WEISS/WEISZ family. They too relocated to Hungary.

I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

Karen Geiger akdawson98@gmail.com

Moderator notes:
GerSIG's "Welcome" Email message has information that will help your
family research. The Hungary SIG may also be helpful.


German SIG #Germany [New member seeking] HASSENDER and GRUN Families #germany

Karen Geiger <akdawson98@...>
 

I'm researching the HASSENDER and GRUN families. My father told me hat he
heard his family came >from Bavaria. Years ago I did see a HASSENDER in
Germany. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it again.
My ancestors in both families immigrated to Hungary.

My mother's family is related to the ROTHSCHILD family. I believe it's
through the WEISS/WEISZ family. They too relocated to Hungary.

I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

Karen Geiger akdawson98@gmail.com

Moderator notes:
GerSIG's "Welcome" Email message has information that will help your
family research. The Hungary SIG may also be helpful.


American Consular in Warsaw 1937 #general

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi All,

I had found a letter >from an attorney representing what might be my
great-grandfather, Mowsza LEWIN, dated 1937, leaving an estate in
Poland. It was to the US State Department, stating that Mowsza had
died, and his children in the US, who were citizens, wanted to know
how to "protect" and "collect" on this estate.

In the letter, it says that Mowsza was in "... the Colony Peawlowa, near the town
of Rozona, int he County of Kosow in the province of Grodno, Poland."

The State Dept replied, suggesting they contact the American Consular in Warsaw.
But I don't know how to see what happened after that. I'm not entirely sure I have
the right Mowsza, but the location fits, thanks to a document Stanley >from
JRI-Poland had earlier found for me,which was his son, Isaac's, marriage in Warsaw
(which is, again all I have).

After getting that marriage record, I thought it would have been easy
to find more about my grandfather, Jacob LEWIN (LEVINE), who was born
in Warsaw in 1902, then came to the US in 1906. Or info on his father,
Isaac, who appears to have been born in Grodno in 1871. But this
entire family, even while in the US, has been an interesting
challenge. Jacob's mother was Sarah SILVER, (SILBERNAGEL and in the
Warsaw marriage record, ZYLBERNAGEL).

I just sent an email to someone in Outreach at the American Foreign
Service Association, since nothing came up when I searched the National Archives.

However, my main question is does anyone have an idea of where could
go or do to see if I could find out what came of this letter about Mowsza.

Thank you,
Margie Geiser

LEWIN/LEVINE, SILVER/ZYLBERNAGEL, EPSZTEJN, WILK, MOCZYDLOWER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen American Consular in Warsaw 1937 #general

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi All,

I had found a letter >from an attorney representing what might be my
great-grandfather, Mowsza LEWIN, dated 1937, leaving an estate in
Poland. It was to the US State Department, stating that Mowsza had
died, and his children in the US, who were citizens, wanted to know
how to "protect" and "collect" on this estate.

In the letter, it says that Mowsza was in "... the Colony Peawlowa, near the town
of Rozona, int he County of Kosow in the province of Grodno, Poland."

The State Dept replied, suggesting they contact the American Consular in Warsaw.
But I don't know how to see what happened after that. I'm not entirely sure I have
the right Mowsza, but the location fits, thanks to a document Stanley >from
JRI-Poland had earlier found for me,which was his son, Isaac's, marriage in Warsaw
(which is, again all I have).

After getting that marriage record, I thought it would have been easy
to find more about my grandfather, Jacob LEWIN (LEVINE), who was born
in Warsaw in 1902, then came to the US in 1906. Or info on his father,
Isaac, who appears to have been born in Grodno in 1871. But this
entire family, even while in the US, has been an interesting
challenge. Jacob's mother was Sarah SILVER, (SILBERNAGEL and in the
Warsaw marriage record, ZYLBERNAGEL).

I just sent an email to someone in Outreach at the American Foreign
Service Association, since nothing came up when I searched the National Archives.

However, my main question is does anyone have an idea of where could
go or do to see if I could find out what came of this letter about Mowsza.

Thank you,
Margie Geiser

LEWIN/LEVINE, SILVER/ZYLBERNAGEL, EPSZTEJN, WILK, MOCZYDLOWER


Jewish Heritage Europe About Peter Absolon and Restoring Large Jewish Cemetery in Kosice #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Heritage Europe has a current article highlighting the work of Jewish
genealogist Peter Absolon and his restoration of the large Jewish cemetery
in Kosice, Slovakia. There is a link to the currently restored 30
gravestones and he is expecting to restore an additional 40-50 gravestones.
There is information on the "new Jewish Cemetery" which opened in 1889
which has both orthodox and neolog sections.

To read the article see:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/04/16/slovakia-genealogist-in-kosice/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jewish Heritage Europe About Peter Absolon and Restoring Large Jewish Cemetery in Kosice #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jewish Heritage Europe has a current article highlighting the work of Jewish
genealogist Peter Absolon and his restoration of the large Jewish cemetery
in Kosice, Slovakia. There is a link to the currently restored 30
gravestones and he is expecting to restore an additional 40-50 gravestones.
There is information on the "new Jewish Cemetery" which opened in 1889
which has both orthodox and neolog sections.

To read the article see:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/04/16/slovakia-genealogist-in-kosice/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


This week's Yizkor book except on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

This week's posting is more in the way of a collection of excerpts. I
have been curating chapters >from Yizkor books every Friday on the
JewishGen Facebook page for about two years. This article is an
overview of what I have learned. I was invited to write it for Shemot,
the Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, which
has kindly given permission to repost on JewishGen.

URL:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2218287051526771

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book except on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

This week's posting is more in the way of a collection of excerpts. I
have been curating chapters >from Yizkor books every Friday on the
JewishGen Facebook page for about two years. This article is an
overview of what I have learned. I was invited to write it for Shemot,
the Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, which
has kindly given permission to repost on JewishGen.

URL:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2218287051526771

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Seek Richard CRAMER,New York son of Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847-29.11.1897, Karlsruhe & Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940, Frankfurt/Main #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Good afgernoon

I'm searching for details of:

Richard CRAMER, Born 5.1.1883 and died in 1969 - exact date unknown, New
York city. He was a doctor, I suppose a skin doctor.

married to Ella WILLI, dates of birth and death unknown

the parents of Richard CRAMER were: Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847 -
29.11.1897, Karlsruhe and his wife Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940
Frankfurt/Main, date of death missing.

thanks for your help, Kind regards

Hansmartin Unger ,St.Gallen, Switzerland <hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch>


German SIG #Germany Seek Richard CRAMER,New York son of Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847-29.11.1897, Karlsruhe & Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940, Frankfurt/Main #germany

Hansmartin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Good afgernoon

I'm searching for details of:

Richard CRAMER, Born 5.1.1883 and died in 1969 - exact date unknown, New
York city. He was a doctor, I suppose a skin doctor.

married to Ella WILLI, dates of birth and death unknown

the parents of Richard CRAMER were: Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847 -
29.11.1897, Karlsruhe and his wife Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940
Frankfurt/Main, date of death missing.

thanks for your help, Kind regards

Hansmartin Unger ,St.Gallen, Switzerland <hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch>


Har Nebo lookup request #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

Happy Pesach everyone

Is there someone in the Philadelphia area who could visit Har Nebo
Cemetery and take pictures of two KUSHNER stones, burial dates 1903
and 1925, for me? I just called and obtained the locations and would
very much like to obtain photos of the stones and learn the names of
their parents.

The family used KUSNER, KIRZNER and many other similar spellings.
The family was >from Ostrog, very close to Slavuta, in Volyn Gubernia
where my KIRSHNER lived.
This family, as well as mine, each show multiple marriages between
KIRSCHNER and BALIN so I'm pretty certain we are distant relatives.

If you can help me out, please contact me privately.

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Har Nebo lookup request #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

Happy Pesach everyone

Is there someone in the Philadelphia area who could visit Har Nebo
Cemetery and take pictures of two KUSHNER stones, burial dates 1903
and 1925, for me? I just called and obtained the locations and would
very much like to obtain photos of the stones and learn the names of
their parents.

The family used KUSNER, KIRZNER and many other similar spellings.
The family was >from Ostrog, very close to Slavuta, in Volyn Gubernia
where my KIRSHNER lived.
This family, as well as mine, each show multiple marriages between
KIRSCHNER and BALIN so I'm pretty certain we are distant relatives.

If you can help me out, please contact me privately.

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


Reclaim The Records files new lawsuit asking for all New York City death certificates 1949-1968 *AND* for nullification of NYC DOH records access rules #general

Asparagirl
 

Hello again >from Reclaim The Records! We='re that scrappy little
activist group of genealogists, historians, journalists, and open
government advocates, fighting for better public access to
government-held genealogical and historical documents. And today, we
have some very exciting news.

We just filed a new lawsuit, the biggest, baddest Freedom of
Information lawsuit that we've ever filed. It's a milestone case, not
only for our organization, but also for how genealogists, historians,
and researchers as a community deal with government agencies who
routinely withhold historical records >from the public, and who pass
capricious and irrational restrictions on public access.

Yesterday afternoon, in the Supreme Court of New York, New York
County, we filed an Article 78 Petition against the following agencies
and people:

- The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
- The New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics
- The New York City Board of Health
- Oxiris Barbot in her official capacity as New York City Commissioner of
Health
- Gretchen Van Wye in her official capacity as New York City Registrar
- And last but certainly not least, Steven P. Schwartz in his official
capacity as former New York City Registrar

This Petition challenges not only the Department of Healths refusal
to disclose records to us based on New York's Freedom of Information
Law (FOIL), but it also challenges the Department of Health's
restrictive regulations themselves. Additionally, this is the first
time that our organization has gone after actual vital record
certificates, as opposed to a records index of some sort.

And you can ***Read All About It***, including direct links to all our
paperwork and court filings, in our latest newsletter, which is also
available on our website:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/24/

If you want to skip right to the actual Article 78 Petition text (as a
PDF), it's here:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/reclaim_the_records_vs_nyc_doh_et_al_-_article_78_petition.pdf
[or https://tinyurl.com/y293v6eg --Mod.]

(It's forty-seven pages of fun!)

Because this is a Jewish genealogy listserve, we should add this important
note:

We're asking for uncertified scanned copies of all New York City death
certificates for the years 1949-1968. It's over 1.6 million records.
During this time period, the population of NYC was approximately 25%
Jewish. (That doesn't mean 25% *of deaths* in this time period were
also Jewish people, but probably close to that.)

So, *if* we win this case, this would be approximately 400,000 death
certificates for Jews >from what was at the time the largest Jewish
population in the world. And most of the certificates have the
decedent's parents and/or spouses named too. So that could be as many
as 1.6 million names in total. And so this would be one of the largest
***Public And Free*** Jewish genealogy records collections in existence.

Also, make sure you check out David Bushman's affidavit in support of
the lawsuit, which is linked >from our newsletter -- he explicitly
brings up the issue of BRCA carriers needing access to these records
for family health reasons.

Happy to answer questions...enjoy the reading!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reclaim The Records files new lawsuit asking for all New York City death certificates 1949-1968 *AND* for nullification of NYC DOH records access rules #general

Asparagirl
 

Hello again >from Reclaim The Records! We='re that scrappy little
activist group of genealogists, historians, journalists, and open
government advocates, fighting for better public access to
government-held genealogical and historical documents. And today, we
have some very exciting news.

We just filed a new lawsuit, the biggest, baddest Freedom of
Information lawsuit that we've ever filed. It's a milestone case, not
only for our organization, but also for how genealogists, historians,
and researchers as a community deal with government agencies who
routinely withhold historical records >from the public, and who pass
capricious and irrational restrictions on public access.

Yesterday afternoon, in the Supreme Court of New York, New York
County, we filed an Article 78 Petition against the following agencies
and people:

- The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
- The New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics
- The New York City Board of Health
- Oxiris Barbot in her official capacity as New York City Commissioner of
Health
- Gretchen Van Wye in her official capacity as New York City Registrar
- And last but certainly not least, Steven P. Schwartz in his official
capacity as former New York City Registrar

This Petition challenges not only the Department of Healths refusal
to disclose records to us based on New York's Freedom of Information
Law (FOIL), but it also challenges the Department of Health's
restrictive regulations themselves. Additionally, this is the first
time that our organization has gone after actual vital record
certificates, as opposed to a records index of some sort.

And you can ***Read All About It***, including direct links to all our
paperwork and court filings, in our latest newsletter, which is also
available on our website:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/24/

If you want to skip right to the actual Article 78 Petition text (as a
PDF), it's here:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/reclaim_the_records_vs_nyc_doh_et_al_-_article_78_petition.pdf
[or https://tinyurl.com/y293v6eg --Mod.]

(It's forty-seven pages of fun!)

Because this is a Jewish genealogy listserve, we should add this important
note:

We're asking for uncertified scanned copies of all New York City death
certificates for the years 1949-1968. It's over 1.6 million records.
During this time period, the population of NYC was approximately 25%
Jewish. (That doesn't mean 25% *of deaths* in this time period were
also Jewish people, but probably close to that.)

So, *if* we win this case, this would be approximately 400,000 death
certificates for Jews >from what was at the time the largest Jewish
population in the world. And most of the certificates have the
decedent's parents and/or spouses named too. So that could be as many
as 1.6 million names in total. And so this would be one of the largest
***Public And Free*** Jewish genealogy records collections in existence.

Also, make sure you check out David Bushman's affidavit in support of
the lawsuit, which is linked >from our newsletter -- he explicitly
brings up the issue of BRCA carriers needing access to these records
for family health reasons.

Happy to answer questions...enjoy the reading!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/


JOWBR Update #unitedkingdom

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JOWBR Update #unitedkingdom

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

gdh2_98
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72954
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Gail Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

gdh2_98
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72954
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Gail Harris

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