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Military service laws in Russia #belarus

Jeff at SG
 

I know that in 19th century Russia, Jewish boys as young as 12 were
eligible for draft into the Tsar's army where they would serve for 25 years.

1. **Question: At what *date* did that become the case or law and at
what *date* did it cease being the case?

I also know that being a farmer helped one avoid the draft. As a result
many Jews purposely moved to villages to become farmers because it would
help them avoid having to send their sons as recruits to the Tsar’s army.

2. **Question: when did this privilege to avoid the draft become the
case? I know that this draft avoidance privilege was abolished in 1874
and many Jews then moved back into the shtetlach. But, when did this
privilege to avoid the draft become the case?

3. **Question: Does anyone know anything abut a nobleman named
Tarasevich in the vicinity of Vysokaya Storona near Lapichi and Igumen?

Jeff Malka
Researching GELFAND of Lapichi and Igumen.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Military service laws in Russia #belarus

Jeff at SG
 

I know that in 19th century Russia, Jewish boys as young as 12 were
eligible for draft into the Tsar's army where they would serve for 25 years.

1. **Question: At what *date* did that become the case or law and at
what *date* did it cease being the case?

I also know that being a farmer helped one avoid the draft. As a result
many Jews purposely moved to villages to become farmers because it would
help them avoid having to send their sons as recruits to the Tsar’s army.

2. **Question: when did this privilege to avoid the draft become the
case? I know that this draft avoidance privilege was abolished in 1874
and many Jews then moved back into the shtetlach. But, when did this
privilege to avoid the draft become the case?

3. **Question: Does anyone know anything abut a nobleman named
Tarasevich in the vicinity of Vysokaya Storona near Lapichi and Igumen?

Jeff Malka
Researching GELFAND of Lapichi and Igumen.


Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #subcarpathia

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #subcarpathia

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #belarus

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Belarus SIG #Belarus Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #belarus

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #usa

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #usa

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Early American SIG #USA Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #usa

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link: http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Early American SIG #USA World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #usa

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Re: 20 Year Limit For German Burials? #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I have received several responses and I thank you all.

What I have found is that this rule does not apply to Jewish cemeteries.

Yes, this limit does exist for many other cemeteries unless

If the "leases" are not renewed then two things can happen:
1) the bodies are removed and placed into a mass burial grave.
2) the skull and any remaining bones are placed in a box and
buried deeper and a new grave is dug above it.

All agree that the gravestones are grounded down. Not a happy thing
to learn. Now I need to find out where my family was buried.
Again, thank you all for your responses.

Debby Painter, <gincig@yahoo.com> in Michigan


German SIG #Germany Re: 20 Year Limit For German Burials? #germany

Debby Gincig Painter
 

I have received several responses and I thank you all.

What I have found is that this rule does not apply to Jewish cemeteries.

Yes, this limit does exist for many other cemeteries unless

If the "leases" are not renewed then two things can happen:
1) the bodies are removed and placed into a mass burial grave.
2) the skull and any remaining bones are placed in a box and
buried deeper and a new grave is dug above it.

All agree that the gravestones are grounded down. Not a happy thing
to learn. Now I need to find out where my family was buried.
Again, thank you all for your responses.

Debby Painter, <gincig@yahoo.com> in Michigan


German POWs WWI #germany

Debbie Lifshitz
 

Hi All,
A family member just told me a new story about a family member
in the German army in WW 1, taken prisoner in France: He asked and
received Kosher food >from his aunt in Paris on a daily basis.

1. How can I access his German army service record? (I believe he was
from Frankfurt but can double check).
2. How can I check if and when he was taken prisoner? And where?

3. His aunt did live in Paris. She died before 1918 but would have
sent food prior to summer of 1917 if asked, and her daughter may have
continued till the end of the war..

Are there any other similar stories? Is this story at all plausible?
4. Are there any other stories of how religious Jews kept basic
commandments during war time?

Thanks so much for any information or sources!

Debbie Lifschitz in Israel debilif@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany German POWs WWI #germany

Debbie Lifshitz
 

Hi All,
A family member just told me a new story about a family member
in the German army in WW 1, taken prisoner in France: He asked and
received Kosher food >from his aunt in Paris on a daily basis.

1. How can I access his German army service record? (I believe he was
from Frankfurt but can double check).
2. How can I check if and when he was taken prisoner? And where?

3. His aunt did live in Paris. She died before 1918 but would have
sent food prior to summer of 1917 if asked, and her daughter may have
continued till the end of the war..

Are there any other similar stories? Is this story at all plausible?
4. Are there any other stories of how religious Jews kept basic
commandments during war time?

Thanks so much for any information or sources!

Debbie Lifschitz in Israel debilif@gmail.com


[Canada] Correction to Link on Blog For Arrivals 1865-1935 Library and Archives Canada Series on Immigration and Citizenship #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In my posting dated February 22 regarding Library and Archives Canada Series
on Immigration and Citizenship I inadvertently put the link to the first
blog twice. Below is the corrected posting,.

Thank you to Bruce Brown for pointing this out:

The Library and Archives Canada [LAC] Blog published their second in a
series on immigration and citizenship sources that they holds. This second
part explains how to find arrivals between 1865 and 1935. Passenger lists
include such information as the country your ancestor came from, his or her
occupation and the intended destination in Canada. To view this blog go to:
http://tinyurl.com/leoksbm
Original url:
http://thediscoverblog.com/2014/02/20/immigration-and-citizenship-records-at
-lac-did-your-ancestor-arrive-in-canada-between-1865-and-1935/

The first blog post in the series on validating arrivals pre 1865 may be
read at: http://tinyurl.com/mr9z67j
Original url:
http://thediscoverblog.com/2014/01/09/validating-your-ancestors-arrival-in-c
anada-before-1865/

For information on the immigration and citizenship resources at LAC go to :
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908.002-e.html

Canadian arrivals after 1935 are in the custody of the immigration and
citizenship located at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate: Couple of questions about a 1903 Ekaterinoslav marriage record #general

Martha Forsyth
 

I've posted a 1903 Ekaterinoslav marriage record on Viewmate,

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32387

about which I have a couple of questions.

1- can anyone tell me, or share with me a photo of, the column headings
on the left-hand page?
2- any guesses about a word whose beginning is caught in the binding?

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate page.

Thanks,
Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [Canada] Correction to Link on Blog For Arrivals 1865-1935 Library and Archives Canada Series on Immigration and Citizenship #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In my posting dated February 22 regarding Library and Archives Canada Series
on Immigration and Citizenship I inadvertently put the link to the first
blog twice. Below is the corrected posting,.

Thank you to Bruce Brown for pointing this out:

The Library and Archives Canada [LAC] Blog published their second in a
series on immigration and citizenship sources that they holds. This second
part explains how to find arrivals between 1865 and 1935. Passenger lists
include such information as the country your ancestor came from, his or her
occupation and the intended destination in Canada. To view this blog go to:
http://tinyurl.com/leoksbm
Original url:
http://thediscoverblog.com/2014/02/20/immigration-and-citizenship-records-at
-lac-did-your-ancestor-arrive-in-canada-between-1865-and-1935/

The first blog post in the series on validating arrivals pre 1865 may be
read at: http://tinyurl.com/mr9z67j
Original url:
http://thediscoverblog.com/2014/01/09/validating-your-ancestors-arrival-in-c
anada-before-1865/

For information on the immigration and citizenship resources at LAC go to :
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908.002-e.html

Canadian arrivals after 1935 are in the custody of the immigration and
citizenship located at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: Couple of questions about a 1903 Ekaterinoslav marriage record #general

Martha Forsyth
 

I've posted a 1903 Ekaterinoslav marriage record on Viewmate,

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32387

about which I have a couple of questions.

1- can anyone tell me, or share with me a photo of, the column headings
on the left-hand page?
2- any guesses about a word whose beginning is caught in the binding?

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate page.

Thanks,
Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA


Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #general

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link:
http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Secure on-line Conference Family Finder #general

Hal Bookbinder
 

One of the exciting advances for this summer's IAJGS Conference will
be an on-line Conference Family Finder. The Family Finder will provide
a wide range of search options as well as offering the ability to
browse, page-by-page. It will protect privacy of those who
submit their input. Additionally, it will be available well before the
conference so that registrants can make contact and arrange to get
together at the conference. For more information, please click
on the following link:
http://conference.iajgs.org/2014/faq.cfm/#Conf0.

Hal Bookbinder, lead co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

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