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The power of the Ukraine SIG Discussion Group! #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Our discussion group which is the only way we judge membership is
growing! As of last night, we are 3,900 members strong. Ukraine SIG
charges no dues. We are an integral part of JewishGen and operate
within JewishGen guidelines. We have no paid employees - everyone who
does work for Ukraine SIG (me included) are volunteers.

The work we do is varied - some jobs, like those of board members, town
leaders and kehilalinks owners are on-going. Other jobs like leading a
fundraising project, translating data, transcribing information on
spreadsheets are finite tasks. Some of those tasks, like managing a
project are of longer duration than others.

Our fundraising efforts are only in three basic categories: data
acquisition, data translation and transcription, and speakers. The
latter is the simplest to describe. Just about every year, we bring a
speaker to the IAJGS conference. There are fees such as travel expenses
and an honorarium that need to be covered.

We acquire data >from many sources. Our primary resources are the data
conversion >from microfilms to digital >from the Family History Library
(FHL) and its centers (FHC) throughout the country. Those costs range
from renting the microfilm reel to (at some centers) paying a fee for
each image we copy onto our flash drives. The biggest cost of doing
this, is volunteer time - we have had many volunteers who have spend
hundreds of hours each at various centers getting digital versions of
microfilms.

The other main resource is the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem through whose efforts, arrangements
are made with various archives in Ukraine to receive digital copies of
data for whole towns or areas. The latter takes a long time >from the
beginning of the arrangement with the archive until we receive the data,
since for the most part, Ukraine archives are not digitized. It often
takes several years for the archive to be able to digitize the sections
of their holding we have requested since they have no personnel whose
time is dedicated to doing this. We pay by image for the end results,
and these costs, per image, are very small. The cumulative dollar
amount for acquiring the images is of course large,as you will have
noted by my plea over the last few weeks to raise $2,800 to cover about
10,000 images >from the Zhitomir and Kiev archives. These images just
represent a small amount of the total material which we hope to receive
over the next few years.

Getting the data in digital form is just the first step in a long and
costly (in dollars and time) process. Once we have the data, it still
needs to be put into a form which will ultimately be available for
searching as part of the JewishGen databases. This means volunteers who
can read Russian, Polish or Hebrew handwritten documents. The
handwriting is not modern, the pages are sometimes 100-200 years old and
are very difficult to read for the most part. Those pages which are
clearly written and in good shape are rare. We have some very dedicated
and talented volunteers who spend endless hours working on translating
documents and filling out complex spreadsheets with information which
ultimately will be indexed ad searchable. We have found that most
people who are native speakers of the languages we are translating are
unable to read the pages, so finding volunteers is difficult. Volunteers
also are not able to do this on a full time basis.

We have a few paid translators who are able to work quicker than
volunteers because they are able to devote more time to the tasks.
However, professional translators cost a lot of money for the number of
pages that we need translated in our projects. Our fund raising
projects are how we raise the necessary funds to pay for acquiring the
documents and, if we raise sufficient funds in a project, how we pay a
translator.

I am sure that after reading this, many of you have questions or
comments. I must ask your patience - please save your questions until
after August 12. As the lead co-chair of the upcoming IAJGS conference
in Seattle August 7-12, I have very little time that isn't consumed by
my full time job and the conference.

I hope to see many of you in Seattle!
Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine The power of the Ukraine SIG Discussion Group! #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Our discussion group which is the only way we judge membership is
growing! As of last night, we are 3,900 members strong. Ukraine SIG
charges no dues. We are an integral part of JewishGen and operate
within JewishGen guidelines. We have no paid employees - everyone who
does work for Ukraine SIG (me included) are volunteers.

The work we do is varied - some jobs, like those of board members, town
leaders and kehilalinks owners are on-going. Other jobs like leading a
fundraising project, translating data, transcribing information on
spreadsheets are finite tasks. Some of those tasks, like managing a
project are of longer duration than others.

Our fundraising efforts are only in three basic categories: data
acquisition, data translation and transcription, and speakers. The
latter is the simplest to describe. Just about every year, we bring a
speaker to the IAJGS conference. There are fees such as travel expenses
and an honorarium that need to be covered.

We acquire data >from many sources. Our primary resources are the data
conversion >from microfilms to digital >from the Family History Library
(FHL) and its centers (FHC) throughout the country. Those costs range
from renting the microfilm reel to (at some centers) paying a fee for
each image we copy onto our flash drives. The biggest cost of doing
this, is volunteer time - we have had many volunteers who have spend
hundreds of hours each at various centers getting digital versions of
microfilms.

The other main resource is the Central Archives for the History of the
Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem through whose efforts, arrangements
are made with various archives in Ukraine to receive digital copies of
data for whole towns or areas. The latter takes a long time >from the
beginning of the arrangement with the archive until we receive the data,
since for the most part, Ukraine archives are not digitized. It often
takes several years for the archive to be able to digitize the sections
of their holding we have requested since they have no personnel whose
time is dedicated to doing this. We pay by image for the end results,
and these costs, per image, are very small. The cumulative dollar
amount for acquiring the images is of course large,as you will have
noted by my plea over the last few weeks to raise $2,800 to cover about
10,000 images >from the Zhitomir and Kiev archives. These images just
represent a small amount of the total material which we hope to receive
over the next few years.

Getting the data in digital form is just the first step in a long and
costly (in dollars and time) process. Once we have the data, it still
needs to be put into a form which will ultimately be available for
searching as part of the JewishGen databases. This means volunteers who
can read Russian, Polish or Hebrew handwritten documents. The
handwriting is not modern, the pages are sometimes 100-200 years old and
are very difficult to read for the most part. Those pages which are
clearly written and in good shape are rare. We have some very dedicated
and talented volunteers who spend endless hours working on translating
documents and filling out complex spreadsheets with information which
ultimately will be indexed ad searchable. We have found that most
people who are native speakers of the languages we are translating are
unable to read the pages, so finding volunteers is difficult. Volunteers
also are not able to do this on a full time basis.

We have a few paid translators who are able to work quicker than
volunteers because they are able to devote more time to the tasks.
However, professional translators cost a lot of money for the number of
pages that we need translated in our projects. Our fund raising
projects are how we raise the necessary funds to pay for acquiring the
documents and, if we raise sufficient funds in a project, how we pay a
translator.

I am sure that after reading this, many of you have questions or
comments. I must ask your patience - please save your questions until
after August 12. As the lead co-chair of the upcoming IAJGS conference
in Seattle August 7-12, I have very little time that isn't consumed by
my full time job and the conference.

I hope to see many of you in Seattle!
Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Researcher in Ukraine #ukraine

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I have a friend who is looking for a genealogist who does research in the Ukraine.
Any suggestions???

Thank you and, 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

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately. Check he JewishGen Infofile at
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm for a list of genealogists and
references by JewishGen users.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Researcher in Ukraine #ukraine

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

I have a friend who is looking for a genealogist who does research in the Ukraine.
Any suggestions???

Thank you and, 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

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately. Check he JewishGen Infofile at
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm for a list of genealogists and
references by JewishGen users.


JewishGen's Success! Stories #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JewishGen's Success! Stories #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #ukraine

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #ukraine

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #southafrica

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen's Success! Stories #southafrica

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #courland #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen's Success! Stories #courland #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Re: records of American-occupied Germany #germany

Marion Weber <weber_genealogy@...>
 

Hallo Anita,

every German city has a registry office (since 1874/75), not only in the
former american sector.

Because of the data protection law in Germany there are no post-war records
on-line. You have to ask at the registry office in the hometown of your
family.

Best regards Marion Weber, Stuttgart weber_genealogy@web.de

Anita Berk, Denver, CO amberk@mac.com wrote:
I have a question - My family lived in American-occupied Germany
after the war. Are there records of American-occupied Germany and
if so, how do I find them?


German SIG #Germany Re: records of American-occupied Germany #germany

Marion Weber <weber_genealogy@...>
 

Hallo Anita,

every German city has a registry office (since 1874/75), not only in the
former american sector.

Because of the data protection law in Germany there are no post-war records
on-line. You have to ask at the registry office in the hometown of your
family.

Best regards Marion Weber, Stuttgart weber_genealogy@web.de

Anita Berk, Denver, CO amberk@mac.com wrote:
I have a question - My family lived in American-occupied Germany
after the war. Are there records of American-occupied Germany and
if so, how do I find them?


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #hungary

bounce-3177794-772961@...
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #hungary

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Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

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