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KAMIENIARZ/KAMINASH/KINSLER/WENGER #poland

Ann Linder
 

I have succeeded in connecting the links to my genealogy puzzle and
have located family in both the US and UK--first cousins! and there
are many of them!

jewishgen.org & jri poland was an invaluable resource, and I thank all
those who work so hard to get information to us researchers!
many many thanks to the many researchers who replied to my posts and
offered leads, ideas, links, etc. I am most appreciative of your
kindness.

My search continues for 2 WENGER children, twins, who may have
survived WWII. If anyone comes across any knowledge that new info has
been released by Bad Arolson Archives re children, towns, transports,
victims lists, please post.

Kind regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


JRI Poland #Poland KAMIENIARZ/KAMINASH/KINSLER/WENGER #poland

Ann Linder
 

I have succeeded in connecting the links to my genealogy puzzle and
have located family in both the US and UK--first cousins! and there
are many of them!

jewishgen.org & jri poland was an invaluable resource, and I thank all
those who work so hard to get information to us researchers!
many many thanks to the many researchers who replied to my posts and
offered leads, ideas, links, etc. I am most appreciative of your
kindness.

My search continues for 2 WENGER children, twins, who may have
survived WWII. If anyone comes across any knowledge that new info has
been released by Bad Arolson Archives re children, towns, transports,
victims lists, please post.

Kind regards,
Ann Linder
Florida USA


Pittsburgh PA Cemetery #poland

Mir Laska <mirlaska@...>
 

I would like to find someone who could take photographs of two graves in a
Pittsburgh Polish cemetery called Shaare Zedeck Cemetery at 800 Stewart Ave

The graves are of Fanny Gottlieb (Goldfield). Section A Row 2 Lot 29and her
son, Edward Gottlieb Section A Row 2 Lot 30.I remember this as a small
overgrown cemetery, difficult to find.The photographs would have to be
clear enough to read the Hebrew names.

I thank anyone who could do this for me and send the photos to me.

Miriam Laska
Oakland, CA

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JRI Poland #Poland Pittsburgh PA Cemetery #poland

Mir Laska <mirlaska@...>
 

I would like to find someone who could take photographs of two graves in a
Pittsburgh Polish cemetery called Shaare Zedeck Cemetery at 800 Stewart Ave

The graves are of Fanny Gottlieb (Goldfield). Section A Row 2 Lot 29and her
son, Edward Gottlieb Section A Row 2 Lot 30.I remember this as a small
overgrown cemetery, difficult to find.The photographs would have to be
clear enough to read the Hebrew names.

I thank anyone who could do this for me and send the photos to me.

Miriam Laska
Oakland, CA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Kudirkos Naumiestis Death Records - Suwalki District #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

As far as I know, all of the Kudirkos Naumiestis (Suwalki) birth and
marriage records have been translated with the possible exception of the
1922-1926 birth records which cannot be translated because of the 100
year privacy law.

Work has begun on translating the Kudirkos Naumiestis Death Records -
Suwalki District - 1812-1926.

If you contribute $100 to LitvakSIG, designated for the Kudirkos
Naumiestis Death Records, you will receive all of the birth and
marriage records as well as all of the death records as soon as they
are translated. You will receive thousands of records.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org and, in the upper right hand
corner, click on Join / Contribute. You can pay your $36 annual dues
at the same time and become a member of LitvakSIG. This will entitle
you to access the LitvakSIG Members Only web site at www.litvaksig.com
Feel free to use your credit card as the site is secure.

Howard Margol
LitvakSIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kudirkos Naumiestis Death Records - Suwalki District #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

As far as I know, all of the Kudirkos Naumiestis (Suwalki) birth and
marriage records have been translated with the possible exception of the
1922-1926 birth records which cannot be translated because of the 100
year privacy law.

Work has begun on translating the Kudirkos Naumiestis Death Records -
Suwalki District - 1812-1926.

If you contribute $100 to LitvakSIG, designated for the Kudirkos
Naumiestis Death Records, you will receive all of the birth and
marriage records as well as all of the death records as soon as they
are translated. You will receive thousands of records.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org and, in the upper right hand
corner, click on Join / Contribute. You can pay your $36 annual dues
at the same time and become a member of LitvakSIG. This will entitle
you to access the LitvakSIG Members Only web site at www.litvaksig.com
Feel free to use your credit card as the site is secure.

Howard Margol
LitvakSIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition


The Jewish cemetery of Kelme. Lithuania #lithuania

usdine <usdine@...>
 

Dear All,

Right now I am in Kelme and this morning I made photos of the
tombstones of the Jewish cemetery (about 200 photos)
If ever you are interested in these photos just write to me.

Regards

Christine Usdin
(ancestors >from Vishki. Latvia)
France

usdine@orange.fr

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Jewish cemetery of Kelme. Lithuania #lithuania

usdine <usdine@...>
 

Dear All,

Right now I am in Kelme and this morning I made photos of the
tombstones of the Jewish cemetery (about 200 photos)
If ever you are interested in these photos just write to me.

Regards

Christine Usdin
(ancestors >from Vishki. Latvia)
France

usdine@orange.fr

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


David & Rivka Saperson - tombstone photos #southafrica

Ron Lapid <lapid.ron@...>
 

Dear SA-SIGers,

We are trying to obtain photographs of the tombstones of my wife's
grandparents David and Rebecca "Rivka" Saperson who are buried in Maitland
Cemetery in Cape Town.

We think that David died about 1930 and Rivka about 1917.

I would be very grateful if any one could help us or suggest how to get
these photographs.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Ron.


Ron Lapid
Ra'anana 43341, ISRAEL
lapid.ron@gmail.com


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica David & Rivka Saperson - tombstone photos #southafrica

Ron Lapid <lapid.ron@...>
 

Dear SA-SIGers,

We are trying to obtain photographs of the tombstones of my wife's
grandparents David and Rebecca "Rivka" Saperson who are buried in Maitland
Cemetery in Cape Town.

We think that David died about 1930 and Rivka about 1917.

I would be very grateful if any one could help us or suggest how to get
these photographs.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Ron.


Ron Lapid
Ra'anana 43341, ISRAEL
lapid.ron@gmail.com


Volunteer Spotlight: Iris Folkson #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Iris Folkson, JewishGen's Technical Service Manager.
Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read the complete profile and
be sure to leave a note in the comments field thanking Iris for all of
her hard work.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Philly2009-Thanks From The Co-Chairs #austria-czech

David Mink
 

Thanks to everyone who came to the 29th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy and to those of you who told us at the conference
and/or have written telling us how much you enjoyed the experience!
We are truly gratified that you joined us and that you benefited from
the learning, sharing, and networking that are so important to those
of us devoted to family research.

In co-hosting this conference, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) worked extremely well together and we are
much indebted to many individuals who have so generously given their
time and efforts.

Thanks to the following for their work before and during the
conference: Jan Meisels Allen, Fred Blum, Hal Bookbinder, Harry
Boonin, Michael Brenner, Evan Fishman, Stacia Freidman, Mark Halpern,
Mark Heckman, Daniel Horowitz, Bill Israel, David Kleiman, Kahlile
Mehr, Stanley Merves. Jim and Cindy Meyers, Selma Neubauer, Mike
Posnick, Joan Rosen, Shelda and Stan Sandler, Steve Schecter, Lois
Sernoff, Joel Spector, Renee Steinig, Jackye Sullins, Jeff Vasser,
Pamela Weisberger and the many who volunteered time helping on-site.

We also thank the Sheraton Hotel staff, our meeting planners Bonnie
Wallsh and Nadine Fox, all the speakers, exhibitors, Beth and Ben from
E-show who made registration a breeze, the registration workers from
PhillyTemps, and the security personnel.

Finally, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all those who so
generously helped make the conference a success through financial
contributions.

We regret that some of you reading this digest were not able to be
with us -- but we look forward to seeing everyone at future
conferences.

With very best wishes for your continued family research,

Anne Feder Lee (IAJGS) and David Mink (JGSGP)
Philly2009 Co-Chairs


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Volunteer Spotlight: Iris Folkson #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Iris Folkson, JewishGen's Technical Service Manager.
Please visit www.JewishGen.blogspot.com to read the complete profile and
be sure to leave a note in the comments field thanking Iris for all of
her hard work.

Best regards,

Avraham

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
www.mjhnyc.org
agroll@mjhnyc.org

Visit our new homepage: www.JewishGen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Philly2009-Thanks From The Co-Chairs #austria-czech

David Mink
 

Thanks to everyone who came to the 29th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy and to those of you who told us at the conference
and/or have written telling us how much you enjoyed the experience!
We are truly gratified that you joined us and that you benefited from
the learning, sharing, and networking that are so important to those
of us devoted to family research.

In co-hosting this conference, the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Philadelphia (JGSGP) worked extremely well together and we are
much indebted to many individuals who have so generously given their
time and efforts.

Thanks to the following for their work before and during the
conference: Jan Meisels Allen, Fred Blum, Hal Bookbinder, Harry
Boonin, Michael Brenner, Evan Fishman, Stacia Freidman, Mark Halpern,
Mark Heckman, Daniel Horowitz, Bill Israel, David Kleiman, Kahlile
Mehr, Stanley Merves. Jim and Cindy Meyers, Selma Neubauer, Mike
Posnick, Joan Rosen, Shelda and Stan Sandler, Steve Schecter, Lois
Sernoff, Joel Spector, Renee Steinig, Jackye Sullins, Jeff Vasser,
Pamela Weisberger and the many who volunteered time helping on-site.

We also thank the Sheraton Hotel staff, our meeting planners Bonnie
Wallsh and Nadine Fox, all the speakers, exhibitors, Beth and Ben from
E-show who made registration a breeze, the registration workers from
PhillyTemps, and the security personnel.

Finally, we wish to express our deep appreciation to all those who so
generously helped make the conference a success through financial
contributions.

We regret that some of you reading this digest were not able to be
with us -- but we look forward to seeing everyone at future
conferences.

With very best wishes for your continued family research,

Anne Feder Lee (IAJGS) and David Mink (JGSGP)
Philly2009 Co-Chairs


Pollak Family Prague-Vienna #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIGgers,

I am looking for information on some distant cousins, some of whom were lost in
the Shoa. It is the family of Karel POLLAK (born 1892, Malinec, Bohemia) and his
wife Vilma (nee ROUBICKOVA, born 1897, Kolin, Bohemia), both Czechoslovak citizens, who lived with their
daughters Hana (born 1921, Prague) and Eva (born 1924, Vienna) at Vienna I.,
Seilerstaette 13 >from 1924 to 1934.

Karel was involved in the wholesale metal business including large steel pipes
etc. He lived in Vienna until 1937, but died suddenly in July 1938 in Bern,
Switzerland.

After the attempted, armed Nazi putsch in Austria in July 1934, part of which
occurred at the RAVAG (Vienna Radio) building just down the street >from their
flat, Vilma and the children had returned to Prague. They were deported to
Theresienstadt (Terezin) in December 1941 with Transport L. Vilma died there
three weeks later -- on 2 Jan 1942 of sepsis. Hana was deported east and murdered
with her husband Bedrich ECKSTEIN at Osowa (a subcamp of Sobibor) in May 1942. Eva
was deported with her husband Frantisek KRASA >from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz in
early September 1943 and also perished.

Are there any Jewish-Vienna-period experts who could give me any information/clues/
tips as to where I might look for photo or other documentation on these people?
Schools of the period in their neighborhood of Vienna (Innenstadt near border of
Vienna III)? Which -- very likely reformed -- Synagogue might they have belonged
to? Were there Jewish or Czechoslovak organizations in Vienna at the time? Perhaps
a Jewish ladies' organization, children's sports clubs, etc? Was there a police
registry for foreigners living in Austria, which might have records? Any tips
would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Richard Pinard
Prague


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Pollak Family Prague-Vienna #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear SIGgers,

I am looking for information on some distant cousins, some of whom were lost in
the Shoa. It is the family of Karel POLLAK (born 1892, Malinec, Bohemia) and his
wife Vilma (nee ROUBICKOVA, born 1897, Kolin, Bohemia), both Czechoslovak citizens, who lived with their
daughters Hana (born 1921, Prague) and Eva (born 1924, Vienna) at Vienna I.,
Seilerstaette 13 >from 1924 to 1934.

Karel was involved in the wholesale metal business including large steel pipes
etc. He lived in Vienna until 1937, but died suddenly in July 1938 in Bern,
Switzerland.

After the attempted, armed Nazi putsch in Austria in July 1934, part of which
occurred at the RAVAG (Vienna Radio) building just down the street >from their
flat, Vilma and the children had returned to Prague. They were deported to
Theresienstadt (Terezin) in December 1941 with Transport L. Vilma died there
three weeks later -- on 2 Jan 1942 of sepsis. Hana was deported east and murdered
with her husband Bedrich ECKSTEIN at Osowa (a subcamp of Sobibor) in May 1942. Eva
was deported with her husband Frantisek KRASA >from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz in
early September 1943 and also perished.

Are there any Jewish-Vienna-period experts who could give me any information/clues/
tips as to where I might look for photo or other documentation on these people?
Schools of the period in their neighborhood of Vienna (Innenstadt near border of
Vienna III)? Which -- very likely reformed -- Synagogue might they have belonged
to? Were there Jewish or Czechoslovak organizations in Vienna at the time? Perhaps
a Jewish ladies' organization, children's sports clubs, etc? Was there a police
registry for foreigners living in Austria, which might have records? Any tips
would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Richard Pinard
Prague


Searching for grave of Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig #germany

Judith Elam
 

Does anyone have any idea how I can locate the grave of my little uncle,
Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig? He was born May 16, 1927 in
Leipzig-Reudnitz, and died June 21, 1933. Frau Krenn of the Judische
Gemeinde zu Leipzig, who is always so kind and helpful, cannot locate any
burial information on Adolf. Adolf must have been buried in the Jewish
cemetery, so it is odd that there is no information. Apparently the Staat
and the Stadt do not have that kind of information, so I am told. If you
can help me, please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Searching for grave of Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig #germany

Judith Elam
 

Does anyone have any idea how I can locate the grave of my little uncle,
Adolf (Abraham) MENDZIGURSKY in Leipzig? He was born May 16, 1927 in
Leipzig-Reudnitz, and died June 21, 1933. Frau Krenn of the Judische
Gemeinde zu Leipzig, who is always so kind and helpful, cannot locate any
burial information on Adolf. Adolf must have been buried in the Jewish
cemetery, so it is odd that there is no information. Apparently the Staat
and the Stadt do not have that kind of information, so I am told. If you
can help me, please contact me directly at elamj@hawaii.rr.com

Judith Elam Kihei, Hawaii elamj@hawaii.rr.com


1939 German Minority [Jews] Census #germany

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

This census, conducted in early 1939, enumerated all the Jews still in
Germany at the time.
It was microfilmed by the LDS many years ago, and is very useful, though it
takes a lot of time to go through index-card 16mm. films first and then on
to the actual forms.

Does anyone know whether it was ever image digitalized, databased, or
indexed in searchable form? I recall hearing that the USHMM did
something. Is it accessible?

Jim Bennett Haifa bennett@coral.co.il


German SIG #Germany 1939 German Minority [Jews] Census #germany

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

This census, conducted in early 1939, enumerated all the Jews still in
Germany at the time.
It was microfilmed by the LDS many years ago, and is very useful, though it
takes a lot of time to go through index-card 16mm. films first and then on
to the actual forms.

Does anyone know whether it was ever image digitalized, databased, or
indexed in searchable form? I recall hearing that the USHMM did
something. Is it accessible?

Jim Bennett Haifa bennett@coral.co.il