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Searching: SHELUBSKY/EPSTEIN #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

I am searching for the descendants of Alter EPSTEIN and Leah/Lisa
SHELUB/SKY. Alter and Leah were active in the Russian Bund in the city of
Kovno. They came to America in 1908. Alter EPSTEIN worked as a Yiddish
journalist for Der Tog. Alter is listed as living at 3451 Giles Place in
New York City in Who's Who in American Jewry, 1928.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SHELUBSKY/EPSTEIN #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

I am searching for the descendants of Alter EPSTEIN and Leah/Lisa
SHELUB/SKY. Alter and Leah were active in the Russian Bund in the city of
Kovno. They came to America in 1908. Alter EPSTEIN worked as a Yiddish
journalist for Der Tog. Alter is listed as living at 3451 Giles Place in
New York City in Who's Who in American Jewry, 1928.

Steven Weiss
Chicago


Re: Looking for family, Town of Washington,PA.(suburb of Pittsburgh)_ #general

Paul Reuben <PReuben@...>
 

I guess ADLER is moderately common, but the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
c.1900 was ADLER and presumably, there'll be a wealth of genealogical info
regarding this man. It won't help you with your initial inquiry, but should
be interesting.

I suggest following this up at the Beth Din (Rabbinical Court)

London Beth Din
Office of the Chief Rabbi
Adler House
735 High Road
London
N12 0US

Regards
Paul Reuben

From: <Judieson@aol.com>

Betty ADLER, granddaughter of Harry Adler and Kata WEISS;
She married a Mr. Siegel in Washington, Pennsylvania...a suburb of
Pittsburgh.
I don't have her husband's first name,nor her father's or mother's names.
I'm assuming she'd be in her 70s/80s today.
I know this is vague; the only link I have is that an uncle of hers died
in an explosion in the same community...when he lit a match to see inside
a gas tank. What more can I say?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for family, Town of Washington,PA.(suburb of Pittsburgh)_ #general

Paul Reuben <PReuben@...>
 

I guess ADLER is moderately common, but the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
c.1900 was ADLER and presumably, there'll be a wealth of genealogical info
regarding this man. It won't help you with your initial inquiry, but should
be interesting.

I suggest following this up at the Beth Din (Rabbinical Court)

London Beth Din
Office of the Chief Rabbi
Adler House
735 High Road
London
N12 0US

Regards
Paul Reuben

From: <Judieson@aol.com>

Betty ADLER, granddaughter of Harry Adler and Kata WEISS;
She married a Mr. Siegel in Washington, Pennsylvania...a suburb of
Pittsburgh.
I don't have her husband's first name,nor her father's or mother's names.
I'm assuming she'd be in her 70s/80s today.
I know this is vague; the only link I have is that an uncle of hers died
in an explosion in the same community...when he lit a match to see inside
a gas tank. What more can I say?


Searching: MANDELBAUM--Kovel, Atlantic City, NJ #general

Suzanne S. Waxman <sswnola@...>
 

Morris MANDELBAUM born 1883, died?. Married Ester
FRIEDMAN. Both of them came to this country in 1904,
? married at that time. Became citizens in 1913. Haven't been
able to find any papers yet.

Children are:
Gussie, born 1908, married ? and had one son.
Ida, born 1910, married ? and had 3 girls
Joseph, born 1912, married ? and ? children
All the children were born in NJ.

Last address >from 1920 Federal Census was 817 Arctic
Ave, Atlantic City, NJ. Morris owned a garage and was a
good mechanic, so I've been told.

In 1934/35 Joe or Ida or some members of the Mandelbaum
family came up >from FL and visited family by the name of
RAPHAEL in Baltimore, MD.

Morris came >from Kovel, landed either at Boston or NYC under
the surname of DYEN/DOJEN/DAYEN/DAIN/DAEN etc.
Haven't found him yet at either port. Have looked under all
names.

His brother was Louis Mandelbaum. Which one used the
name Srul DYEN, living at 125 Brighton St. Boston, MA in 1908
hasn't been determined due to lack of information. That was the
person whom sister Feige DYEN came to in 1908.

Had sisters in Boston--Feige/Fanny DYEN married to Julius
SCHNEIDERMAN, a well known tailor in area and Chayke/Ida
DYEN married to Julius TENENBAUM. In 1934 or 35 either Ida
or Joe came up >from FL and visited the Raphel family in Baltimore.

TIA for any help.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA
sswnola@earthlink.net

Researching:
CITRON; DAYEN/DAEN/DAIN/DOJEN/DYEN; ROS(Z)EMAN;
?MANDELBAUM; TSCHNEIDER; TENENBAUM--Kovel, Boston, NYC, NJ
WAKSMAN/WAXMAN--Ozarow, Poland


Searching: MANDELBAUM....Kovel, Brooklyn, NY #general

Suzanne S. Waxman <sswnola@...>
 

Louis MANDELBAUM born in the 1880's. Marrried Fanny ?
Children are
Shirley married ?, had a boy and a girl.
Edja married ?, had a boy and a girl
Have been told that they lived somewhere near the Brooklyn
Bridge.

He came >from Kovel, landed either at Boston or NYC under
the surname of DYEN/DOJEN/DAYEN/DAIN/DAEN etc.
Haven't found him yet at either port. Have looked under all
names.

His brother was Morris Mandelbaum. Which one used the
name Srul DYEN, living at 125 Brighton St. Boston, MA in 1908
hasn't been determined due to lack of information. That was the
person whom sister Feige DYEN came to in 1908.

Had sisters in Boston--Feige/Fanny DYEN married to Julius
SCHNEIDERMAN, a well known tailor in area and Chayke/Ida
DYEN married to Julius TENENBAUM.

TIA for any help.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA
sswnola@earthlink.net

Researching:
CITRON; DAYEN/DAEN/DAIN/DOJEN/DYEN; ROS(Z)EMAN;
?MANDELBAUM; TSCHNEIDER; TENENBAUM--Kovel, Boston, NYC, NJ
WAKSMAN/WAXMAN--Ozarow, Poland


Re: Rozniatov Yizkor Book (YB) translation project and web page #general

Arydw <arydw@...>
 

Let me know how I can help. The names connected with me are Friedler,
Tanne,Rechschaffen and more.
All best
Rachel Weil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MANDELBAUM--Kovel, Atlantic City, NJ #general

Suzanne S. Waxman <sswnola@...>
 

Morris MANDELBAUM born 1883, died?. Married Ester
FRIEDMAN. Both of them came to this country in 1904,
? married at that time. Became citizens in 1913. Haven't been
able to find any papers yet.

Children are:
Gussie, born 1908, married ? and had one son.
Ida, born 1910, married ? and had 3 girls
Joseph, born 1912, married ? and ? children
All the children were born in NJ.

Last address >from 1920 Federal Census was 817 Arctic
Ave, Atlantic City, NJ. Morris owned a garage and was a
good mechanic, so I've been told.

In 1934/35 Joe or Ida or some members of the Mandelbaum
family came up >from FL and visited family by the name of
RAPHAEL in Baltimore, MD.

Morris came >from Kovel, landed either at Boston or NYC under
the surname of DYEN/DOJEN/DAYEN/DAIN/DAEN etc.
Haven't found him yet at either port. Have looked under all
names.

His brother was Louis Mandelbaum. Which one used the
name Srul DYEN, living at 125 Brighton St. Boston, MA in 1908
hasn't been determined due to lack of information. That was the
person whom sister Feige DYEN came to in 1908.

Had sisters in Boston--Feige/Fanny DYEN married to Julius
SCHNEIDERMAN, a well known tailor in area and Chayke/Ida
DYEN married to Julius TENENBAUM. In 1934 or 35 either Ida
or Joe came up >from FL and visited the Raphel family in Baltimore.

TIA for any help.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA
sswnola@earthlink.net

Researching:
CITRON; DAYEN/DAEN/DAIN/DOJEN/DYEN; ROS(Z)EMAN;
?MANDELBAUM; TSCHNEIDER; TENENBAUM--Kovel, Boston, NYC, NJ
WAKSMAN/WAXMAN--Ozarow, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MANDELBAUM....Kovel, Brooklyn, NY #general

Suzanne S. Waxman <sswnola@...>
 

Louis MANDELBAUM born in the 1880's. Marrried Fanny ?
Children are
Shirley married ?, had a boy and a girl.
Edja married ?, had a boy and a girl
Have been told that they lived somewhere near the Brooklyn
Bridge.

He came >from Kovel, landed either at Boston or NYC under
the surname of DYEN/DOJEN/DAYEN/DAIN/DAEN etc.
Haven't found him yet at either port. Have looked under all
names.

His brother was Morris Mandelbaum. Which one used the
name Srul DYEN, living at 125 Brighton St. Boston, MA in 1908
hasn't been determined due to lack of information. That was the
person whom sister Feige DYEN came to in 1908.

Had sisters in Boston--Feige/Fanny DYEN married to Julius
SCHNEIDERMAN, a well known tailor in area and Chayke/Ida
DYEN married to Julius TENENBAUM.

TIA for any help.

Suzanne S. Waxman
Santa Rosa, CA
sswnola@earthlink.net

Researching:
CITRON; DAYEN/DAEN/DAIN/DOJEN/DYEN; ROS(Z)EMAN;
?MANDELBAUM; TSCHNEIDER; TENENBAUM--Kovel, Boston, NYC, NJ
WAKSMAN/WAXMAN--Ozarow, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rozniatov Yizkor Book (YB) translation project and web page #general

Arydw <arydw@...>
 

Let me know how I can help. The names connected with me are Friedler,
Tanne,Rechschaffen and more.
All best
Rachel Weil


Re: spelling of Hadassah LIEBERMAN #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/9/00, jrw@Brown.edu writes:
<< As we will undoubtedly be hearing a lot more of this lady, I really
think we ought to spell her name correctly: it's Hadassah with one d and
two s's

The "s" has to be doubled because the original Hebrew consonant is a
"double" samekh -- i.e. a samekh with a dot in the middle called dagesh
hazaq, which (generally speaking though with some special phonetic
exceptions) is the sign of a doubled consonant in Hebrew. >>

==That is academically/linguistically a correct transliteration.

However, a person's name is whatever he chooses to use, and if she chooses
to spell it Hoddasza, that would be her name for us to use. The same, of
course, goes for any organization of that name.

Michael (I know I "should" write it Mikha'el) Bernet
New York


Re: LIEBERMAN #general

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Jenners:

"If I am not for me then who will be"?

Picture this: The world stage, circa 2001, one of our own, shmoosing
with leaders >from around the world, urging those that are of a want
to deny us our past into releasing records of our ancestors for our
public consumption.

'Nuf said.

Bobbi Cohen
San Diego, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: spelling of Hadassah LIEBERMAN #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/9/00, jrw@Brown.edu writes:
<< As we will undoubtedly be hearing a lot more of this lady, I really
think we ought to spell her name correctly: it's Hadassah with one d and
two s's

The "s" has to be doubled because the original Hebrew consonant is a
"double" samekh -- i.e. a samekh with a dot in the middle called dagesh
hazaq, which (generally speaking though with some special phonetic
exceptions) is the sign of a doubled consonant in Hebrew. >>

==That is academically/linguistically a correct transliteration.

However, a person's name is whatever he chooses to use, and if she chooses
to spell it Hoddasza, that would be her name for us to use. The same, of
course, goes for any organization of that name.

Michael (I know I "should" write it Mikha'el) Bernet
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LIEBERMAN #general

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Jenners:

"If I am not for me then who will be"?

Picture this: The world stage, circa 2001, one of our own, shmoosing
with leaders >from around the world, urging those that are of a want
to deny us our past into releasing records of our ancestors for our
public consumption.

'Nuf said.

Bobbi Cohen
San Diego, Ca


Lodz #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I will need to send this book back to the library in one
week (18 August). If anyone else would like me to look up
names, let me know!

For those waiting for information to arrive by snail mail,
I just sent out some envelopes today.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland--Czestochowa, Plawno, Radomsko, Przyrow, Mstow, Zgierz
Ukraine--Proskurov, Zaslav, Krasilov, Medvedovka, Mikolayev, Mogilev
Turkey--Istanbul
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html

-----------------------------------------------

Via interlibrary loan, I have acquired a copy of "Stary
Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi" (see below). This book is
relevant to some non-family research that I am doing. The book
lists those Jews who were buried in the old cemetery in Lodz
from 1826 to 1893.
"Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi" includes thousands of names!
Here is a review of this book:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/oldcem.htm

I would be pleased to do lookups for anyone. Please choose
one of these options:

Send me e-mail to ask if a particular name is
included in the book.
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>

Call me at home or office to ask the same question. Call
>from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:00 pm to
9:00 pm is generally better. Try at home first. My time
zone is the same as New York City. I don't want to make
long-distance calls, of course, so please don't leave a
message asking me to call you back. Hang up after 3 rings
to avoid the answering machine at either number:
home tel: 937-390-2403 office tel: 937-327-7354

Please limit yourself to asking about people who you believe
died in Lodz between 1826 and 1893!

I will have the book only until 18 August.

I hope there will be material in this book of value
to you!

TITLE: Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi : dzieje i zabytki.
PLACE: Lodz :
PUBLISHER: Nakl. Gminy Wyznaniowej Zydowskiej m. Lodzi,
YEAR: 1938
PUB TYPE: Book
FORMAT: 395, 115 p. ; 29 cm.
SERIES: Bibljoteka prac historycznych ; t. 1
NOTES: Poliah and Hebrew.
SUBJECT: Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi.
Jews -- Poland -- Lodz.

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN, LISS Turkey: KAZEZ, FRESKO, ALHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/page.html


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz #poland

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I will need to send this book back to the library in one
week (18 August). If anyone else would like me to look up
names, let me know!

For those waiting for information to arrive by snail mail,
I just sent out some envelopes today.

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland--Czestochowa, Plawno, Radomsko, Przyrow, Mstow, Zgierz
Ukraine--Proskurov, Zaslav, Krasilov, Medvedovka, Mikolayev, Mogilev
Turkey--Istanbul
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/fam/ent/fam.html

-----------------------------------------------

Via interlibrary loan, I have acquired a copy of "Stary
Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi" (see below). This book is
relevant to some non-family research that I am doing. The book
lists those Jews who were buried in the old cemetery in Lodz
from 1826 to 1893.
"Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi" includes thousands of names!
Here is a review of this book:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Shtetlinks/Lodz/oldcem.htm

I would be pleased to do lookups for anyone. Please choose
one of these options:

Send me e-mail to ask if a particular name is
included in the book.
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>

Call me at home or office to ask the same question. Call
>from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:00 pm to
9:00 pm is generally better. Try at home first. My time
zone is the same as New York City. I don't want to make
long-distance calls, of course, so please don't leave a
message asking me to call you back. Hang up after 3 rings
to avoid the answering machine at either number:
home tel: 937-390-2403 office tel: 937-327-7354

Please limit yourself to asking about people who you believe
died in Lodz between 1826 and 1893!

I will have the book only until 18 August.

I hope there will be material in this book of value
to you!

TITLE: Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi : dzieje i zabytki.
PLACE: Lodz :
PUBLISHER: Nakl. Gminy Wyznaniowej Zydowskiej m. Lodzi,
YEAR: 1938
PUB TYPE: Book
FORMAT: 395, 115 p. ; 29 cm.
SERIES: Bibljoteka prac historycznych ; t. 1
NOTES: Poliah and Hebrew.
SUBJECT: Stary Cmentarz Zydowski w Lodzi.
Jews -- Poland -- Lodz.

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Springfield, Ohio USA
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN, LISS Turkey: KAZEZ, FRESKO, ALHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/page.html


Survivors in Feldafing and Bergen-Belsen & photos #poland

Seflaum@...
 

In looking through my parents' old photo album -- the photos after their
liberation in 1945 -- I happened to look on the reverse and found that some
photos were labeled with names. My father was >from Lodz and liberated near
Dachau. Many of the other photos were not labeled, but appear to be >from the
Feldafing / Munich, Germany area and some are scenes >from the ORT school
there, where my father was an instructor for >from 1945 -1949.

In case this may further someone's research, here is the information.

1) BURSTAJN, I (?)
Ihann (?) Franc (word and date unreadable)
2) FAJNSYLBER, Szymon
born 6 September (?) 1912 in Lodz
No. 82920 Auschwitz Dachau
Stateless
3) AJZYKOWICZ, Gedalie, born Lodz 1905
(Photo taken in Munchen)
On reverse: Podreczna 9/1 LASKIER
AJZYKOWICZ, Broina 1908 Lodz
AJZYKOWICZ, Chaim 1934 Lodz
LASKIER, Miuska 1895 Lodz
LASKIER, Estera 1923 Lodz
LASKIER, Mina 1925 Lodz
LASKIER, Josek 1922 Lodz
AJZYKOWICZ, Ajsyk 1902 Lodz
AJZYKOWICZ, Srul Wigdor 1902 Lodz
3) WAGOWSKI, Josef
born 2 August 1917 in Lodz
145221 Auschwitz Dachau
Stateless
4) ROSMARYN, Mundek
born 25 January 1917 in Lodz
N 82549 Auschwitz Buchenwald
Stateless
5) Group photo of men, on reverse: Ungenstr. 31 Dr. Lingnk

My mother was liberated >from Bergen-Belsen. There is one group photo of 14
women survivors, labelled "Bergen-Belsen 1945". There are no names listed.

If anyone is interested in these photos, please contact me.
Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas

Researching: ROTBAJN / ROTBEIN / ROTHBEIN (Warsaw, Grojec, Warta, Gora
Kalwaria, Piotrkow-Tryb., Plawno, Lodz, Siedlce, Wegrow, Bedzin, Dobromysl,
Nurnberg, Dusseldorf); WALDEN (Warsaw); KLINGER (Piotrkow-Tryb., Lodz,
Popien); KESTENBERG (Przytyk, Radom); PARZENCZEWSKI (Wloclawek, Lubien
Kujawski, Lodz, Siedlce, Warsaw ghetto); KOZLOWSKI (Zarnow, Przysucha, Ruda
Maleniecka, Warta); ZOLBERG, MENACHES, BERGER, KRAUZE, SUCHER, FAJERSZTAJN,
KON (Lodz); LIPNICKI (Przedborz, Lodz)


JRI Poland #Poland Survivors in Feldafing and Bergen-Belsen & photos #poland

Seflaum@...
 

In looking through my parents' old photo album -- the photos after their
liberation in 1945 -- I happened to look on the reverse and found that some
photos were labeled with names. My father was >from Lodz and liberated near
Dachau. Many of the other photos were not labeled, but appear to be >from the
Feldafing / Munich, Germany area and some are scenes >from the ORT school
there, where my father was an instructor for >from 1945 -1949.

In case this may further someone's research, here is the information.

1) BURSTAJN, I (?)
Ihann (?) Franc (word and date unreadable)
2) FAJNSYLBER, Szymon
born 6 September (?) 1912 in Lodz
No. 82920 Auschwitz Dachau
Stateless
3) AJZYKOWICZ, Gedalie, born Lodz 1905
(Photo taken in Munchen)
On reverse: Podreczna 9/1 LASKIER
AJZYKOWICZ, Broina 1908 Lodz
AJZYKOWICZ, Chaim 1934 Lodz
LASKIER, Miuska 1895 Lodz
LASKIER, Estera 1923 Lodz
LASKIER, Mina 1925 Lodz
LASKIER, Josek 1922 Lodz
AJZYKOWICZ, Ajsyk 1902 Lodz
AJZYKOWICZ, Srul Wigdor 1902 Lodz
3) WAGOWSKI, Josef
born 2 August 1917 in Lodz
145221 Auschwitz Dachau
Stateless
4) ROSMARYN, Mundek
born 25 January 1917 in Lodz
N 82549 Auschwitz Buchenwald
Stateless
5) Group photo of men, on reverse: Ungenstr. 31 Dr. Lingnk

My mother was liberated >from Bergen-Belsen. There is one group photo of 14
women survivors, labelled "Bergen-Belsen 1945". There are no names listed.

If anyone is interested in these photos, please contact me.
Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Houston, Texas

Researching: ROTBAJN / ROTBEIN / ROTHBEIN (Warsaw, Grojec, Warta, Gora
Kalwaria, Piotrkow-Tryb., Plawno, Lodz, Siedlce, Wegrow, Bedzin, Dobromysl,
Nurnberg, Dusseldorf); WALDEN (Warsaw); KLINGER (Piotrkow-Tryb., Lodz,
Popien); KESTENBERG (Przytyk, Radom); PARZENCZEWSKI (Wloclawek, Lubien
Kujawski, Lodz, Siedlce, Warsaw ghetto); KOZLOWSKI (Zarnow, Przysucha, Ruda
Maleniecka, Warta); ZOLBERG, MENACHES, BERGER, KRAUZE, SUCHER, FAJERSZTAJN,
KON (Lodz); LIPNICKI (Przedborz, Lodz)


Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR) #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Subject: JewishGen announces Online Worldwide Burial Registry
From: "Susan E. King" <susan.king@jewishgen.org>

Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR)

What is it?

The Online Worldwide Burial Registry is a searchable database of
Jewish burial records the world over. We hope to catalog extant names
and other identifying information >from cemeteries and burial records,
from the earliest records to the present. This project is a joint
effort of JewishGen, Inc. and the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), who have agreed in principle
to enter into a data sharing agreement for this purpose.

The project links two databases: a database of burial records and the
database of information on cemeteries worldwide that had been an
integral part of the former IAJGS Cemetery Project. In addition, we
are requesting that any available photos of the gravestones (matzevot)
be mailed to us. The appearance of the database will be similar to
that of the Bristol Cemeteries database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/bristol.htm

How will the project work?

Indexing of burial records is the responsibility of the Research
Division of JewishGen under Joyce Field, Vice President of Research,
and Gayle Wilton, Technical Coordinator of OWBR. The cemetery data,
which had been a part of the IAJGS Cemetery Project, is the
responsibility of Ellen Sadove Renck, IAJGS Cemetery Project
Coordinator.

To help accumulate burial data, we are initiating an "Adopt a Cemetery
Plot" program to encourage Special Interest Groups, local Jewish
genealogy societies, synagogue youth groups, Jewish Federations, and
other interested parties to adopt a cemetery or a landsmanschaft plot
and index its records for submission to this project. We hope to
appoint coordinators for cities, states, and countries outside the
United States who will organize efforts to collect data for their
areas. Those people who wish to become coordinators should contact
Joyce Field at jfield@jewishgen.org.

Forms

All forms and explanatory material are available online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/: a donor's agreement, a
template in Excel for data entry, and an explanation of the fields.
If you cannot download the Excel spreadsheet or the donor's agreement,
please contact Joyce Field at the above email address or Gayle Wilton
at gwilton@jewishgen.org and we will send the forms as an email
attachment.

If for some reason you are unable to enter the data yourself, please
contact Gayle Wilton and we will arrange to have this done by one of
our volunteers. Please also remember that we are not accepting
information on individual burials, only information for landsmanschaft
or synagogue plots or cemeteries.

All contributors of burial data will be asked to submit a donor's
agreement giving permission for this material to be put online. On
this form there is a box for the donor to indicate if the burial data
may be included on a possible CD version of the database. Persons who
contributed burial data to the former IAJGS Cemetery Project are asked
to resubmit the data along with a donor's agreement.

Completed spreadsheets and donor agreements are to be returned to
Gayle Wilton at the address on the donor agreement.

Again, contact Joyce Field to volunteer as a coordinator, Gayle Wilton
for technical questions on burial data, and Ellen Sadove Renck for
questions about and submissions of cemetery data.

Joyce Field, jfield@jewishgen.org
Gayle Wilton, gwilton@jewishgen.org
Ellen Sadove Renck, Phrases1@aol.com

In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to the OWBR becoming
an extraordinary resource for those researching their Jewish heritage.
We look forward as well to a broad base of grass roots support to see
this project to fruition.


Susan E. King
President


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR) #lodz #poland

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Subject: JewishGen announces Online Worldwide Burial Registry
From: "Susan E. King" <susan.king@jewishgen.org>

Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR)

What is it?

The Online Worldwide Burial Registry is a searchable database of
Jewish burial records the world over. We hope to catalog extant names
and other identifying information >from cemeteries and burial records,
from the earliest records to the present. This project is a joint
effort of JewishGen, Inc. and the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), who have agreed in principle
to enter into a data sharing agreement for this purpose.

The project links two databases: a database of burial records and the
database of information on cemeteries worldwide that had been an
integral part of the former IAJGS Cemetery Project. In addition, we
are requesting that any available photos of the gravestones (matzevot)
be mailed to us. The appearance of the database will be similar to
that of the Bristol Cemeteries database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/bristol.htm

How will the project work?

Indexing of burial records is the responsibility of the Research
Division of JewishGen under Joyce Field, Vice President of Research,
and Gayle Wilton, Technical Coordinator of OWBR. The cemetery data,
which had been a part of the IAJGS Cemetery Project, is the
responsibility of Ellen Sadove Renck, IAJGS Cemetery Project
Coordinator.

To help accumulate burial data, we are initiating an "Adopt a Cemetery
Plot" program to encourage Special Interest Groups, local Jewish
genealogy societies, synagogue youth groups, Jewish Federations, and
other interested parties to adopt a cemetery or a landsmanschaft plot
and index its records for submission to this project. We hope to
appoint coordinators for cities, states, and countries outside the
United States who will organize efforts to collect data for their
areas. Those people who wish to become coordinators should contact
Joyce Field at jfield@jewishgen.org.

Forms

All forms and explanatory material are available online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/: a donor's agreement, a
template in Excel for data entry, and an explanation of the fields.
If you cannot download the Excel spreadsheet or the donor's agreement,
please contact Joyce Field at the above email address or Gayle Wilton
at gwilton@jewishgen.org and we will send the forms as an email
attachment.

If for some reason you are unable to enter the data yourself, please
contact Gayle Wilton and we will arrange to have this done by one of
our volunteers. Please also remember that we are not accepting
information on individual burials, only information for landsmanschaft
or synagogue plots or cemeteries.

All contributors of burial data will be asked to submit a donor's
agreement giving permission for this material to be put online. On
this form there is a box for the donor to indicate if the burial data
may be included on a possible CD version of the database. Persons who
contributed burial data to the former IAJGS Cemetery Project are asked
to resubmit the data along with a donor's agreement.

Completed spreadsheets and donor agreements are to be returned to
Gayle Wilton at the address on the donor agreement.

Again, contact Joyce Field to volunteer as a coordinator, Gayle Wilton
for technical questions on burial data, and Ellen Sadove Renck for
questions about and submissions of cemetery data.

Joyce Field, jfield@jewishgen.org
Gayle Wilton, gwilton@jewishgen.org
Ellen Sadove Renck, Phrases1@aol.com

In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to the OWBR becoming
an extraordinary resource for those researching their Jewish heritage.
We look forward as well to a broad base of grass roots support to see
this project to fruition.


Susan E. King
President