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Re: Vital tagging of online photosites and visualisation of large family trees. #general

Erika Herzog <erika_herzog@...>
 

I am very interested in this process of tagging (both online and offline)
photos and making available photographs of interest to fellow jewish
genealogist and extended family members online.

Because it sounds like Celia, you are at the beginning of your process of
uploading these photos to flickr, and I am somewhat in the first eighth (or
less?!?) of my scanning and posting and archiving process, I would like to hear
thoughts of others on this process. And most importantly --- ask for
methodology help >from others on jewishgen who have more experience with this
issue of putting photos online.

I use flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/erika_herzog/sets/), am on a MacBook
Pro, use the flickr uploader tool to bulk upload which allows me to tag and
create sets (though i have not been very disciplined about tagging). While this
is a for fee service to bulk upload, I find the cost reasonable, have no vested
interest in the service, etc. I also like many options to blog, print, and
archive photos (as long as I keep up my membership). Google also pulls data
quickly >from anything I upload, which is helpful when others are searching for
uncommon surnames.

However, I have issues of organization that relate to Celia's comments.
Currently I put photos in folders organized by film roll or slide batch, in
rough date order.

Recently, a smart fellow classmate in the Beginning Jewish Genealogy class
mentioned he was using metatags in a separate program for his genealogical
photos. Right now I have approximately 4,500 photos uploaded and it is becoming
very unweildy to not use a metatagging program. Has anyone used Aperture or
some similar program/methodology?

I agree with Celia that tagging is critical to make these photo databases as
helpful to those searching as possible. I'm concerned with methodology as I
continue my photo project. Would like to improve methodology so I don't have to
go back and fix everything manually. Tagging easily is the biggest problem, as
well as organizing them off and on the internet.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this,

Erika


From: Celia Male <celiamale@yahoo.com>
So ***please*** tag your photographs so we can all
find them.

Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768

Searching: CHERNIN (Berezna/Ekaterinoslov), DOBZINSKI (Lipno), FRANKEL,
FERSZTANDT (Warsaw, Radzanow), GASH (Nasielsk, Milwaukee), GRUBIN (Riga),
HERZOG (Poland), KLISINGER (Poland), LOPATKA (Radzanow/Warsawa), MONDRAL,
MONROE (Radzanow, Philadelphia), RUBENSOFT (Jaroslaw), SEGALL (Warszawa,
Nasielsk, Milwaukee), SZFERSZTEJN, STEIN (Radzanow, Lipno, Sierpc, Szrensk,
Argentina, Milwaukee), WERTHEIMER (Wien)

MODERATOR NOTE: Unless there is genealogical content or tips to share
with our members, please continue this discussion with Erika in private.
Also this is a one-time mention of a commercial site and program.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Vital tagging of online photosites and visualisation of large family trees. #general

Erika Herzog <erika_herzog@...>
 

I am very interested in this process of tagging (both online and offline)
photos and making available photographs of interest to fellow jewish
genealogist and extended family members online.

Because it sounds like Celia, you are at the beginning of your process of
uploading these photos to flickr, and I am somewhat in the first eighth (or
less?!?) of my scanning and posting and archiving process, I would like to hear
thoughts of others on this process. And most importantly --- ask for
methodology help >from others on jewishgen who have more experience with this
issue of putting photos online.

I use flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/erika_herzog/sets/), am on a MacBook
Pro, use the flickr uploader tool to bulk upload which allows me to tag and
create sets (though i have not been very disciplined about tagging). While this
is a for fee service to bulk upload, I find the cost reasonable, have no vested
interest in the service, etc. I also like many options to blog, print, and
archive photos (as long as I keep up my membership). Google also pulls data
quickly >from anything I upload, which is helpful when others are searching for
uncommon surnames.

However, I have issues of organization that relate to Celia's comments.
Currently I put photos in folders organized by film roll or slide batch, in
rough date order.

Recently, a smart fellow classmate in the Beginning Jewish Genealogy class
mentioned he was using metatags in a separate program for his genealogical
photos. Right now I have approximately 4,500 photos uploaded and it is becoming
very unweildy to not use a metatagging program. Has anyone used Aperture or
some similar program/methodology?

I agree with Celia that tagging is critical to make these photo databases as
helpful to those searching as possible. I'm concerned with methodology as I
continue my photo project. Would like to improve methodology so I don't have to
go back and fix everything manually. Tagging easily is the biggest problem, as
well as organizing them off and on the internet.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this,

Erika


From: Celia Male <celiamale@yahoo.com>
So ***please*** tag your photographs so we can all
find them.

Erika Herzog, New York, NY * ID 100768

Searching: CHERNIN (Berezna/Ekaterinoslov), DOBZINSKI (Lipno), FRANKEL,
FERSZTANDT (Warsaw, Radzanow), GASH (Nasielsk, Milwaukee), GRUBIN (Riga),
HERZOG (Poland), KLISINGER (Poland), LOPATKA (Radzanow/Warsawa), MONDRAL,
MONROE (Radzanow, Philadelphia), RUBENSOFT (Jaroslaw), SEGALL (Warszawa,
Nasielsk, Milwaukee), SZFERSZTEJN, STEIN (Radzanow, Lipno, Sierpc, Szrensk,
Argentina, Milwaukee), WERTHEIMER (Wien)

MODERATOR NOTE: Unless there is genealogical content or tips to share
with our members, please continue this discussion with Erika in private.
Also this is a one-time mention of a commercial site and program.


Searching for ROYSTON Family in England #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

I'm researching my wife's LIEBMAN family of Germany & America. I have
an Edna MARCUS born 1916 in NYC marrying Frederic ROYSTON in England
in 1938. In a NYTimes announcement, it says that Frederic graduated
from Cambridge University. If anyone knows this family, please
contact me privately. I'd like to get in touch with them or their
descendants. I don't know where in England they live.

Best, Steve Orlen Tucson Arizona


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for ROYSTON Family in England #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

I'm researching my wife's LIEBMAN family of Germany & America. I have
an Edna MARCUS born 1916 in NYC marrying Frederic ROYSTON in England
in 1938. In a NYTimes announcement, it says that Frederic graduated
from Cambridge University. If anyone knows this family, please
contact me privately. I'd like to get in touch with them or their
descendants. I don't know where in England they live.

Best, Steve Orlen Tucson Arizona


Zablatow, Poland #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Genners,
I am asking for help finding information for my
friend who is just beginning to trace her ancestry.
She is researching the surnames BREINDEL, HOFFENBERG,
TILLINGER, FENSTER and KREMS >from Zablatow, Poland. I
have checked the JRI-Poland website and have found
much information, but am having difficulty connecting
it. I would love to have her correspond with someone
who is more knowledgeable than I, or connected with
these names or this town.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Regards,

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
PERLA,KAFKA,KAWKIEWICZ,CHMIEL,WSTENGA,KUPFER,SCHAFF -Lomza,Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,SZAPIRA,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zablatow, Poland #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Genners,
I am asking for help finding information for my
friend who is just beginning to trace her ancestry.
She is researching the surnames BREINDEL, HOFFENBERG,
TILLINGER, FENSTER and KREMS >from Zablatow, Poland. I
have checked the JRI-Poland website and have found
much information, but am having difficulty connecting
it. I would love to have her correspond with someone
who is more knowledgeable than I, or connected with
these names or this town.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
Regards,

Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
PERLA,KAFKA,KAWKIEWICZ,CHMIEL,WSTENGA,KUPFER,SCHAFF -Lomza,Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,SZAPIRA,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


Chernowitz or Vishnitz, Romania #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Genners,
I am helping a friend get started on her
genealogy and I am having a difficult time finding
information on her father and his family. He was from
either Chernowitz or Vishnitz, Romania before 1925.
His name was Irving Birnberg in the US and he was born
as Israel Itzhak KOHLER (his mom's name). His father
was BIRNBERG. I looked on the JRI-Poland site, but
could not find anything. I wasn't sure if either of
these two towns were in Romania years ago, or
currently. I also tried looking on the Jewishgen site,
but couldn't find anything specific to what we are
looking for.
Since this group has always been incredibly
knowledgeable and most helpful to me, I hope someone
can point us in the direction we need. Thanks in
advance.

Regards,
Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
PERLA,KAFKA,KAWKIEWICZ,CHMIEL,WSTENGA,KUPFER,SCHAFF -Lomza,Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,SZAPIRA,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chernowitz or Vishnitz, Romania #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Genners,
I am helping a friend get started on her
genealogy and I am having a difficult time finding
information on her father and his family. He was from
either Chernowitz or Vishnitz, Romania before 1925.
His name was Irving Birnberg in the US and he was born
as Israel Itzhak KOHLER (his mom's name). His father
was BIRNBERG. I looked on the JRI-Poland site, but
could not find anything. I wasn't sure if either of
these two towns were in Romania years ago, or
currently. I also tried looking on the Jewishgen site,
but couldn't find anything specific to what we are
looking for.
Since this group has always been incredibly
knowledgeable and most helpful to me, I hope someone
can point us in the direction we need. Thanks in
advance.

Regards,
Shari Kantrow
Bloomfield, New Jersey

researching:
PERLA,KAFKA,KAWKIEWICZ,CHMIEL,WSTENGA,KUPFER,SCHAFF -Lomza,Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >
NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,SZAPIRA,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY


Meanings of certain Russian words #belarus

les evenchick
 

Can someone tell me what the following transliterated
Russian word mean:

rodstvoto

prochutiya

ustanoveno

I found all of these in a letter >from my
greatgrandfather written about 1900. Could they be
"old russian". I couldn't find them in any on line
Russian- English dictionaries.

Searching:EVENCHICK,EVENCHIK,EWENCZYK,AVIN,CHERCHES,PASTERNAK,SELIGER,NESTLESTRAUSS,ARONSON,BERSUDSKI,EVENTOV

Les Evenchick
New Orleans
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Meanings of certain Russian words #belarus

les evenchick
 

Can someone tell me what the following transliterated
Russian word mean:

rodstvoto

prochutiya

ustanoveno

I found all of these in a letter >from my
greatgrandfather written about 1900. Could they be
"old russian". I couldn't find them in any on line
Russian- English dictionaries.

Searching:EVENCHICK,EVENCHIK,EWENCZYK,AVIN,CHERCHES,PASTERNAK,SELIGER,NESTLESTRAUSS,ARONSON,BERSUDSKI,EVENTOV

Les Evenchick
New Orleans
MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please reply privately


Viewmate, ;Yiddish translation of two postcards #belarus

eileen
 

Dear SIG members,

I would appreciate help with the translation of these two postcards.

VM 10352 came >from a cousin in London, England.

VM 10360 was written about 1990 >from a cousin, Asher Chemetz in Tel Aviv.

Thanks for your help.

Please answer privately.

Eileen Price
Denver, CO USA
Eileen.price@comcast.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Viewmate, ;Yiddish translation of two postcards #belarus

eileen
 

Dear SIG members,

I would appreciate help with the translation of these two postcards.

VM 10352 came >from a cousin in London, England.

VM 10360 was written about 1990 >from a cousin, Asher Chemetz in Tel Aviv.

Thanks for your help.

Please answer privately.

Eileen Price
Denver, CO USA
Eileen.price@comcast.net


Re: Alexander OUSPENSKY #latvia

michel.krassilchik <michel.krassilchik@...>
 

I must correct my first message. Alexander OUSPENSKY was born
on October 8, 1887.

Michel Krassilchik
Paris


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Alexander OUSPENSKY #latvia

michel.krassilchik <michel.krassilchik@...>
 

I must correct my first message. Alexander OUSPENSKY was born
on October 8, 1887.

Michel Krassilchik
Paris


Re: Photo of a fountain #latvia

Christine Usdin <christineusd@...>
 

"Long live Chizhik-Pyzhik!!!

Beneath the Embankment of the Fontanka River, near the Summer Garden, a
statue of "Chizhik", which is a small bird called a siskin, was placed on a
special granite bracket on 17 November 1994 during the festival of humour
"Golden Ostap". The 5.1 inch high bird, created by sculptor Rezo Gabriadze
and architect Andrey Bitov, is sitting beneath the Embankment near the water
surface. The history of the monument dates back to the middle of 19th
century when the students of the juridical school on the Fontanka Embankment
were nicknamed "chizhiks" because of their yellow-green uniforms. The
students frequented the local pub, hence the song appeared: "Chizhik -
Pyzhik where were you? On Fontanka had a few. Had one vodka, then one more.
Now my head feels really sore:" The bird is believed to cure bad habits; one
is only supposed to pour a shot of alcohol into the river next to it. You
can also practice your marksmanship with a handful of coins. If the coin you
throw settles on the bracket you can be sure that your wish will be
fulfilled and your life will be OK. If the coin you throw falls into the
water you are going to have a problem. The little "drunken" bird causes
great problems for city authorities for it has been stolen seven times.
After its last disappearance sculptor Rezo Gabriadze created 12 bronze
copies of the bird to replace it immediately in case of future theft."

ChristineUsdin, France
christineusd@wanadoo.fr

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucille Le Roux" <lucilleleroux@absamail.co.za>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 20:59:03 +0200

I am trying to find someone who could take a photo or perhaps has a photo
of the fountain at St Petersburg which has had the bird "a siskin" stolen
several times.
...snip...


Hitting a deadlock researching in Brasov-The FONYO family #romania

pollinia@...
 

Dear Genners,

A woman named Margit FONYO nee GRUNWALD lived in Brasov with her husband, till her death in 1980 at the age of 89. Margit had a sister, Illy or Ilona, who's last name is unknown to me, and had lived in Bucharest with her German husband and two children, one of them named Harry. These children should be around the age of 70 today, and are either still living in Romania or have immigrated to Germany. Unfortunately, the Jewish community in Bucharest wasn't much helpful, and neither does posting a photo of Harry and Margit's taken in 1973, on Viewmate.

Asking for your advice, would it be possible to obtain info >from the city hall in Brasov about who exactly reported her death to the authorities and evacuated her belongings after she passed away, as a possible clue to finding out the missing sister and her family? Any help would be most welcome.

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Translators needed for Arad, Romania census from 20-May-1942 #romania

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

We have received copies of the Arad, Romania census
from 20-May-1942. We now need people to enter the
information on an Excel spreadsheet and people to
validate the spreadsheet. Most of the information is
typed, in Romanian and fairly easy to read.

Please contact me at robertw252@aol.com if you are
interested in helping with this project.

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Photo of a fountain #latvia

Christine Usdin <christineusd@...>
 

"Long live Chizhik-Pyzhik!!!

Beneath the Embankment of the Fontanka River, near the Summer Garden, a
statue of "Chizhik", which is a small bird called a siskin, was placed on a
special granite bracket on 17 November 1994 during the festival of humour
"Golden Ostap". The 5.1 inch high bird, created by sculptor Rezo Gabriadze
and architect Andrey Bitov, is sitting beneath the Embankment near the water
surface. The history of the monument dates back to the middle of 19th
century when the students of the juridical school on the Fontanka Embankment
were nicknamed "chizhiks" because of their yellow-green uniforms. The
students frequented the local pub, hence the song appeared: "Chizhik -
Pyzhik where were you? On Fontanka had a few. Had one vodka, then one more.
Now my head feels really sore:" The bird is believed to cure bad habits; one
is only supposed to pour a shot of alcohol into the river next to it. You
can also practice your marksmanship with a handful of coins. If the coin you
throw settles on the bracket you can be sure that your wish will be
fulfilled and your life will be OK. If the coin you throw falls into the
water you are going to have a problem. The little "drunken" bird causes
great problems for city authorities for it has been stolen seven times.
After its last disappearance sculptor Rezo Gabriadze created 12 bronze
copies of the bird to replace it immediately in case of future theft."

ChristineUsdin, France
christineusd@wanadoo.fr

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucille Le Roux" <lucilleleroux@absamail.co.za>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 20:59:03 +0200

I am trying to find someone who could take a photo or perhaps has a photo
of the fountain at St Petersburg which has had the bird "a siskin" stolen
several times.
...snip...


Romania SIG #Romania Hitting a deadlock researching in Brasov-The FONYO family #romania

pollinia@...
 

Dear Genners,

A woman named Margit FONYO nee GRUNWALD lived in Brasov with her husband, till her death in 1980 at the age of 89. Margit had a sister, Illy or Ilona, who's last name is unknown to me, and had lived in Bucharest with her German husband and two children, one of them named Harry. These children should be around the age of 70 today, and are either still living in Romania or have immigrated to Germany. Unfortunately, the Jewish community in Bucharest wasn't much helpful, and neither does posting a photo of Harry and Margit's taken in 1973, on Viewmate.

Asking for your advice, would it be possible to obtain info >from the city hall in Brasov about who exactly reported her death to the authorities and evacuated her belongings after she passed away, as a possible clue to finding out the missing sister and her family? Any help would be most welcome.

Best Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel


Romania SIG #Romania Translators needed for Arad, Romania census from 20-May-1942 #romania

Bob Wascou <robertw252@...>
 

We have received copies of the Arad, Romania census
from 20-May-1942. We now need people to enter the
information on an Excel spreadsheet and people to
validate the spreadsheet. Most of the information is
typed, in Romanian and fairly easy to read.

Please contact me at robertw252@aol.com if you are
interested in helping with this project.

Bob Wascou
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator