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Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board's search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities."

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors.


German SIG #Germany Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board's search committee, commented, "The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities."

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors.


Poland Requests Nazi Death Camps to Change Web IDs #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

According to the World Jewish Congress, the Polish government has requested
at museums at former Nazi death camps located within Poland to replace their
Polish internet suffix "pl" with more neutral suffixes such as .com or .eu
The move reflects an effort in Poland to underline the fact that although
many of the death camps were located in wartime Poland, they were set up and
run by Germans.

The state museum at Majdanek has already implemented the change and the new
url is: http://www.majdanek.eu/

As of this posting the Auschwitz-Birkeanu website has not changed and its
website is: http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/

Both sites have archival information.

To read more go to:
http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/9904

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poland Requests Nazi Death Camps to Change Web IDs #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

According to the World Jewish Congress, the Polish government has requested
at museums at former Nazi death camps located within Poland to replace their
Polish internet suffix "pl" with more neutral suffixes such as .com or .eu
The move reflects an effort in Poland to underline the fact that although
many of the death camps were located in wartime Poland, they were set up and
run by Germans.

The state museum at Majdanek has already implemented the change and the new
url is: http://www.majdanek.eu/

As of this posting the Auschwitz-Birkeanu website has not changed and its
website is: http://en.auschwitz.org.pl/m/

Both sites have archival information.

To read more go to:
http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/9904

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(USA) Washington HB 2033 Creates New Department--Archives excluded #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

According to Washington State HB 2033 a new Department of Heritage, Arts and
Culture is being proposed. This new department would include the Washington
State Library but not the Washington State Archives resulting in a reduction
of funding for the archives. There is a hearing on HB 2033 scheduled for
this Thursday March 31. For more information go to:
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2011&bill=2033

A quick lesson in reading legislation if you are going to read the bill:
underlined wording is proposed new language, wording crossed out is proposed
deleted language. Language under "New Section: is all new proposed
language.

Thank you to Janice Sellers for alerting me to the bill and the hearing.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #general

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board’s search committee, commented, “The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities.”

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (USA) Washington HB 2033 Creates New Department--Archives excluded #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

According to Washington State HB 2033 a new Department of Heritage, Arts and
Culture is being proposed. This new department would include the Washington
State Library but not the Washington State Archives resulting in a reduction
of funding for the archives. There is a hearing on HB 2033 scheduled for
this Thursday March 31. For more information go to:
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2011&bill=2033

A quick lesson in reading legislation if you are going to read the bill:
underlined wording is proposed new language, wording crossed out is proposed
deleted language. Language under "New Section: is all new proposed
language.

Thank you to Janice Sellers for alerting me to the bill and the hearing.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sarina Roffé Elected to JewishGen Board of Governors #general

Fishbein Associates, Inc.
 

The Board of Governors of JewishGen is pleased to announce that
Sarina Roffé, a respected family historian and journalist, has
been elected unanimously to a position on its Board.

Ms. Roffé is a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community and
an active member of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (of New
York) (JGSNY). She has published widely on themes connected with
Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish genealogy and is a recognized
authority on the history and culture of Aleppan Jewry. Ms. Roffé
is the Executive Director of the Shehebar Sephardic Center in New
York, NY, a nonprofit organization that fundraises for its
rabbinical training program in Israel, and support for schools
and outreach centers in more than sixty cities worldwide.

Following her election, Rand Fishbein, Ph.D., a member of the
Board’s search committee, commented, “The Board could not be more
delighted to welcome Sarina onto the JewishGen team. We will be
looking to her for fresh ideas on how to expand our programming
and online resources in Sephardic genealogy. Her knowledge and
experience are sure to prove invaluable as we look to expand our
outreach activities.”

Rand Fishbein, JewishGen Board of Governors
Karen Franklin, Co-Chair, JewishGen Board of Governors


Where is Resitze-Resitzo Russia? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear Genners,

The home town listed on a Hamburg passenger list >from 1893 lists the
location as Resitze or Resitzo , Russia. Any ideas where this could be?


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?),
FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen,
Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine),
LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is Resitze-Resitzo Russia? #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear Genners,

The home town listed on a Hamburg passenger list >from 1893 lists the
location as Resitze or Resitzo , Russia. Any ideas where this could be?


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland),
GERSTEN (Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?),
FELDMAN (Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen,
Germany, Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine),
LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


FRANKEL/ FRANKL in Yaryshiv/ Yaryshev #general

Jillian Penan <jpenan@...>
 

Hello, I'm looking for information about Joseph "Gossel" Frankel,
his wife Kreintze Chaya and their eldest daughter Jennie Frankel.
This family left Yaryshev around 1897-1898.
Thank you.
jpenan@gmail.com

Jillian Penan

MODERATOR NOTE: Jillian, your first move should be to register the
names and places you are researching with the JewishGen
Family Finder. Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FRANKEL/ FRANKL in Yaryshiv/ Yaryshev #general

Jillian Penan <jpenan@...>
 

Hello, I'm looking for information about Joseph "Gossel" Frankel,
his wife Kreintze Chaya and their eldest daughter Jennie Frankel.
This family left Yaryshev around 1897-1898.
Thank you.
jpenan@gmail.com

Jillian Penan

MODERATOR NOTE: Jillian, your first move should be to register the
names and places you are researching with the JewishGen
Family Finder. Go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


Pinkas haKehillot articles on Galician towns (was:What was Mielnica like?) #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@optonline.net> asked about Jewish life in
Mielnica, his great-grandfather's town.

A source for information about this shtetl is Pinkas haKehillot --
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, published by Yad
Vashem. Its article about Mielnica, translated into English, is
online at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00320.html>

---

Interested in another town? See lists of Galician town articles
in Pinkas haKehillot at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland2.html>
Volume II (Eastern Galicia)

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland3.html>
Volume III (Western Galicia)

Click on towns written in blue for translations. If your town's
article is not yet translated, JewishGen can help. See

<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_pinkasim.html>


Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Rabbinic families not found in birth records? #galicia

Joe Slater <jewishgen@...>
 

My wife is descended >from the HEILPRIN / HALPERIN / HALPERN
rabbinic family of Brezhan, but I can't find any record of her
family members. Is it possible they deliberately avoided being
recorded, or is there just a gap in the records?

Joe Slater
Melbourne
Australia


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Pinkas haKehillot articles on Galician towns (was:What was Mielnica like?) #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Brian Lehman <blrrcn@optonline.net> asked about Jewish life in
Mielnica, his great-grandfather's town.

A source for information about this shtetl is Pinkas haKehillot --
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, published by Yad
Vashem. Its article about Mielnica, translated into English, is
online at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00320.html>

---

Interested in another town? See lists of Galician town articles
in Pinkas haKehillot at

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland2.html>
Volume II (Eastern Galicia)

<http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland3.html>
Volume III (Western Galicia)

Click on towns written in blue for translations. If your town's
article is not yet translated, JewishGen can help. See

<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/projectdesc/yb_pinkasim.html>


Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rabbinic families not found in birth records? #galicia

Joe Slater <jewishgen@...>
 

My wife is descended >from the HEILPRIN / HALPERIN / HALPERN
rabbinic family of Brezhan, but I can't find any record of her
family members. Is it possible they deliberately avoided being
recorded, or is there just a gap in the records?

Joe Slater
Melbourne
Australia


Georges Benayoun's place of birth #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

Georges BENAYOUN (BENAYOUM ?) was born on 29 April 1911. He was
deported >from France in 1944 and died in deportation. Would anybody
have met him in some family tree and would know where he was born ?
This information doesn't appear in any usual documentation in France.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)


French SIG #France Georges Benayoun's place of birth #france

eve.line.blum@...
 

Georges BENAYOUN (BENAYOUM ?) was born on 29 April 1911. He was
deported >from France in 1944 and died in deportation. Would anybody
have met him in some family tree and would know where he was born ?
This information doesn't appear in any usual documentation in France.

Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)


Klaipeda (Memel) Internal Passport Records #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I am pleased to announce that the translation of the Klaipeda internal
passport records, 1919-1940, will start next week. .

The file containing the Klaipeda I.P. records is an extremely large file
and is written in German. At the present time, I only have one translator
who can translate German. In four or five weeks, I expect to have a second
translator who is capable of translating the German records.

Even with two translators, it is expected to take at least two years and
as much as $15,000.00, to translate all of the Klaipeda I.P. records. We
will translate as many records as we can with the available funds.

To qualify to receive the records, a $100 contribution is required. If you
would like to receive the records, as they are translated, please
contribute. If you decide to do that, please make your contribution to
LitvakSIG and it is a very simple process.. Go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ In filling out the form, scrol down to
SPECIAL PROJECTS and click on internal passports. In the NOTES block,
key in Klaipeda. The site is secure so your credit card can be used. As
soon as I receive the records, they will be sent to you

Howard Margol
Founder/Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Klaipeda (Memel) Internal Passport Records #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I am pleased to announce that the translation of the Klaipeda internal
passport records, 1919-1940, will start next week. .

The file containing the Klaipeda I.P. records is an extremely large file
and is written in German. At the present time, I only have one translator
who can translate German. In four or five weeks, I expect to have a second
translator who is capable of translating the German records.

Even with two translators, it is expected to take at least two years and
as much as $15,000.00, to translate all of the Klaipeda I.P. records. We
will translate as many records as we can with the available funds.

To qualify to receive the records, a $100 contribution is required. If you
would like to receive the records, as they are translated, please
contribute. If you decide to do that, please make your contribution to
LitvakSIG and it is a very simple process.. Go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ In filling out the form, scrol down to
SPECIAL PROJECTS and click on internal passports. In the NOTES block,
key in Klaipeda. The site is secure so your credit card can be used. As
soon as I receive the records, they will be sent to you

Howard Margol
Founder/Coordinator - Internal Passport Project

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