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(US) Library of Congress Redesigned Website Home Page #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, updated its
website home page on 1 November. The new home page will regularly change the
featured content. Currently their collection of over 6,000 photochrome
prints is featured. Got to: https://www.loc.gov/

They also have a "trending" section on the new home page and topics...the
one on far right as looking at the screen is genealogy. By clicking on
"genealogy" you are taken to their genealogy section : The Library of
Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign
genealogical and local historical publications. The Library's genealogy
collection began as early as 1815 when Thomas Jefferson's library was
purchased.

To look at the listing of research centers at the Library of Congress go to:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Library of Congress Redesigned Website Home Page #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, updated its
website home page on 1 November. The new home page will regularly change the
featured content. Currently their collection of over 6,000 photochrome
prints is featured. Got to: https://www.loc.gov/

They also have a "trending" section on the new home page and topics...the
one on far right as looking at the screen is genealogy. By clicking on
"genealogy" you are taken to their genealogy section : The Library of
Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign
genealogical and local historical publications. The Library's genealogy
collection began as early as 1815 when Thomas Jefferson's library was
purchased.

To look at the listing of research centers at the Library of Congress go to:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(UK) Forces War Records Dedication Wall- Live for Remembrance Day #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In preparation for Remembrance Day, Forces War Records has created a
Dedication Wall where you may upload a photograph and post a lasting
dedication to your ancestor. You will be able to share the dedication by
social media and links, not just for Remembrance Day but forever. This is a
way to commemorate those who fought and lost their lives during wartime.
The "Wall" is currently active for searching and uploading your ancestor's
information. Go to:
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/forces-war-records-dedication-wall

Upload your ancestor's photograph and include your "short" dedication and
then share it with your family and friends. There is a "form" to complete
for the uploading where you place the person's first name, surname. Military
information (service/rank); your dedication.

It is required for you to register with Forces War Records. It is free and
no credit card information is required. Provide your name, email address and
password only.
To register Go to: https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/
on the link in the upper right hand corner.

Forces War records also has a free download Remembrance Day Special Edition
which may be obtained by going to:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/Remembrance+Special+edition+2016.pdf
[or http://tinyurl.com/junsq9k --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Forces War Records Dedication Wall- Live for Remembrance Day #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In preparation for Remembrance Day, Forces War Records has created a
Dedication Wall where you may upload a photograph and post a lasting
dedication to your ancestor. You will be able to share the dedication by
social media and links, not just for Remembrance Day but forever. This is a
way to commemorate those who fought and lost their lives during wartime.
The "Wall" is currently active for searching and uploading your ancestor's
information. Go to:
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/forces-war-records-dedication-wall

Upload your ancestor's photograph and include your "short" dedication and
then share it with your family and friends. There is a "form" to complete
for the uploading where you place the person's first name, surname. Military
information (service/rank); your dedication.

It is required for you to register with Forces War Records. It is free and
no credit card information is required. Provide your name, email address and
password only.
To register Go to: https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/
on the link in the upper right hand corner.

Forces War records also has a free download Remembrance Day Special Edition
which may be obtained by going to:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/Remembrance+Special+edition+2016.pdf
[or http://tinyurl.com/junsq9k --Mod.]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New Video - How Form SS-5 Can Help Break through Your Research Brick Walls #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "How Form SS-5 Can Help Break through Your
Research Brick Walls".

Federal Form SS-5, the Application for Social Security Number, may prove to
be a gem of a document. We all know how challenging it can be to determine
married women's maiden names. This form is a unique document since it
contains surname information that can link together a woman's married and
maiden name. In addition, the form reports the employee's parents' names,
including the mother's maiden name. Looking to break brick walls? Form
SS-5 may provide the way.

You can access all 23 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Video - How Form SS-5 Can Help Break through Your Research Brick Walls #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "How Form SS-5 Can Help Break through Your
Research Brick Walls".

Federal Form SS-5, the Application for Social Security Number, may prove to
be a gem of a document. We all know how challenging it can be to determine
married women's maiden names. This form is a unique document since it
contains surname information that can link together a woman's married and
maiden name. In addition, the form reports the employee's parents' names,
including the mother's maiden name. Looking to break brick walls? Form
SS-5 may provide the way.

You can access all 23 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


Lyakhovichi and Nesvizh Research #general

Paula Blank
 

I am looking to share the services of a well-respected researcher in
the Minsk area. If you are interested in records >from Lyakhovichi
(Lachowitz) or Nesvizh, please contact me at pjblank@aol.com

Paula Blank

Researching: Belarus- PASAMANICK (Nesvizh, Lyakhocvichi, Kosova),
LEYT (Nesvizh), LUKIN (Slutsk), KOZLIN/KESSLER (Slutsk), GHUTTSAIT
(Slutsk), LEVIN,Latvia - JACOBSOHN (Jelgava), LEVENSOHN/LOWENSOHN
(Jelgava), FINESCHREIBER, NEVATZEN, Poland/Austria - LANGER (Nowy
Sacz, Tarnow), PETERFREUND (Nowy Sacz), GOLDSAND (Tarnow), PLATZER
(Gorlice), ADER (Blazowa), RATH/ ROTH (Niebylec, Partynia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lyakhovichi and Nesvizh Research #general

Paula Blank
 

I am looking to share the services of a well-respected researcher in
the Minsk area. If you are interested in records >from Lyakhovichi
(Lachowitz) or Nesvizh, please contact me at pjblank@aol.com

Paula Blank

Researching: Belarus- PASAMANICK (Nesvizh, Lyakhocvichi, Kosova),
LEYT (Nesvizh), LUKIN (Slutsk), KOZLIN/KESSLER (Slutsk), GHUTTSAIT
(Slutsk), LEVIN,Latvia - JACOBSOHN (Jelgava), LEVENSOHN/LOWENSOHN
(Jelgava), FINESCHREIBER, NEVATZEN, Poland/Austria - LANGER (Nowy
Sacz, Tarnow), PETERFREUND (Nowy Sacz), GOLDSAND (Tarnow), PLATZER
(Gorlice), ADER (Blazowa), RATH/ ROTH (Niebylec, Partynia)


INTRO - Seeking GRUENEBAUM & LEVY #germany

Dr John Meyer <meybar@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
3 years. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Hollywood Florida, USA. My native language
is English. I consider myself advanced inusing a computer. My experience
in using the Internet is extensive..

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of 4 of my
grandparents, 6 of my great grandparents and 8 of my great great
grandparents. My primary research goals now are to find out: More info
of Great great grandparents GRUENEBAUM.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 554178.
I have not yet entered The family names and ancestral towns in the JGFF.
Here are names that I have run into a dead end with...my grandmother
Johannah GRUENEBAUM, GRUENEBAUM Married name MEYER
Birth Rendel, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany 27 Feb 1875
Lived in:
Fechenheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany to Cuba 1942 to USA 1943
Jennie LEVY my great grandmother married to GRUENEBAUM same address as above.

Sincerely, John Meyer, Hollywood, Florida USA meybar@aol.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seeking GRUENEBAUM & LEVY #germany

Dr John Meyer <meybar@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
3 years. I consider myself to be intermediate in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in Hollywood Florida, USA. My native language
is English. I consider myself advanced inusing a computer. My experience
in using the Internet is extensive..

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of 4 of my
grandparents, 6 of my great grandparents and 8 of my great great
grandparents. My primary research goals now are to find out: More info
of Great great grandparents GRUENEBAUM.

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 554178.
I have not yet entered The family names and ancestral towns in the JGFF.
Here are names that I have run into a dead end with...my grandmother
Johannah GRUENEBAUM, GRUENEBAUM Married name MEYER
Birth Rendel, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany 27 Feb 1875
Lived in:
Fechenheim, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany to Cuba 1942 to USA 1943
Jennie LEVY my great grandmother married to GRUENEBAUM same address as above.

Sincerely, John Meyer, Hollywood, Florida USA meybar@aol.com


WEYL and LOBBENBERG #germany

Hank Lobbenberg
 

Dear Gersiggers,
I have hit yet another wall in my hunt for family tree members. Regine
JACOBS b. 1894 in Leiwen and d. 1942 in Auschwitz first married Manfred
LOBBENBERG.
I am unable to find out anything of his birth or death and would very much
like to know these details.
Regine then married Max WEYL b. 1873 and d. 1942 in Terezin, the esteemed
rabbi of the Rikestrasse Synagogue in Berlin. He tutored Regina Jonas who
became the first woman rabbi in the world in 1935.
I would like to know where Max WEYL was born and how he may have fitted in
to the many WEIL families already in my LOBBENBERG family tree.

Regards, Henry Lobbenberg, Toronto, Canada hank.lobben@rogers.com


German SIG #Germany WEYL and LOBBENBERG #germany

Hank Lobbenberg
 

Dear Gersiggers,
I have hit yet another wall in my hunt for family tree members. Regine
JACOBS b. 1894 in Leiwen and d. 1942 in Auschwitz first married Manfred
LOBBENBERG.
I am unable to find out anything of his birth or death and would very much
like to know these details.
Regine then married Max WEYL b. 1873 and d. 1942 in Terezin, the esteemed
rabbi of the Rikestrasse Synagogue in Berlin. He tutored Regina Jonas who
became the first woman rabbi in the world in 1935.
I would like to know where Max WEYL was born and how he may have fitted in
to the many WEIL families already in my LOBBENBERG family tree.

Regards, Henry Lobbenberg, Toronto, Canada hank.lobben@rogers.com


Re: 3 Dutch sisters with the same given name ??? #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi Werner,
What town in the Netherlands and surname are you looking at? Are you
looking on the WieWasWie.nl and Akevoth.org websites? I would like to
see what you are looking at. On Akevoth they will sometimes include
the researchers explanation for things as well as include additional
information.

I have seen siblings with the same or similar names, in fact I have at
least two instances on my tree that I can think of. Though one of
those instances I think is a mistake but I will need to go back to
Amsterdam to verify.

In any case I have found that in researching my Dutch ancestry that
naming conventions tend to go out the window. One thing I know off
hand you can expect to see is kids named after living relatives. And
don't even get me started on surnames...

-Steve Jaron - sjaron@gmail.com

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 5:10 PM, Werner Frank wlfrank82@gmail.com
<gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
The official Dutch nineteenth century records of one Jewish family
show three daughters, all with same given name of Marianne.
A confirmation of this seeming curious practice are the marriage
records of the two sisters wherein the parents names are identical.
Can anyone explain this anomaly?


German SIG #Germany Re: 3 Dutch sisters with the same given name ??? #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi Werner,
What town in the Netherlands and surname are you looking at? Are you
looking on the WieWasWie.nl and Akevoth.org websites? I would like to
see what you are looking at. On Akevoth they will sometimes include
the researchers explanation for things as well as include additional
information.

I have seen siblings with the same or similar names, in fact I have at
least two instances on my tree that I can think of. Though one of
those instances I think is a mistake but I will need to go back to
Amsterdam to verify.

In any case I have found that in researching my Dutch ancestry that
naming conventions tend to go out the window. One thing I know off
hand you can expect to see is kids named after living relatives. And
don't even get me started on surnames...

-Steve Jaron - sjaron@gmail.com

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 5:10 PM, Werner Frank wlfrank82@gmail.com
<gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
The official Dutch nineteenth century records of one Jewish family
show three daughters, all with same given name of Marianne.
A confirmation of this seeming curious practice are the marriage
records of the two sisters wherein the parents names are identical.
Can anyone explain this anomaly?


Re: Ashkenazim naming children for living people #general

Mel Werbach <mel@...>
 

The given name "Gur Aryeh" (cub of the lion) is quite rare, and it is family lore that anyone with that name is related to me via my Horenstein ancestry. That turns out to be generally true - with rare exceptions.

In tracing that lineage to the first Gur Aryeh, the earliest I have found was born in 1792 (1851 Aleksandriya, Rovno uezd census).

When I try to find an earlier origin to that name, the obvious candidate is his grandfather, R. Aryeh Yehudah Leib, AB"D of Ludmir, born in 1741.

However, according to Biber (Mazkeret LeGedolei Ostroha), Aryeh Yehdudah Leib signed a document in 5567 - between 1806 and 1807; thus he was alive when Gur Aryeh was born in 1792.

Both names are derived >from the Book of Genesis (Genesis 49:9): The patriarch Jacob blesses his son Judah, referring to him as a lion's cub, with the words: 'Gur aryeh Yehuda'(Judah [is] [the] cub of [the] lion.')

Would an Ashkenazic Jewish family have named a child after a living ancestor by changing the name (i.e. >from Aryeh Yehuda Leib to Gur Aryeh) so that his name was DIFFERENT than that of the ancestor?

I don't think we have any way of knowing the answer with certainty, but would appreciate any thoughts.


Mel Werbach
Los Angeles

Researching:
VERBUKH, HORENSTEIN, KANFER, KOMISAR, KORENBLIT >from Volhynia, Podolia and
Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; AUZENBERG, RUBINSKI, LEWINOWSKI/LUDWINOWSKI, ABRAMSKI, BRODOWICZ, SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki guberniya, Poland; MISHURSKI,
GOLDBERG, MENDELSON >from Kovne guberniya, Lithuania


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Ashkenazim naming children for living people #ukraine

Mel Werbach <mel@...>
 

The given name "Gur Aryeh" (cub of the lion) is quite rare, and it is family lore that anyone with that name is related to me via my Horenstein ancestry. That turns out to be generally true - with rare exceptions.

In tracing that lineage to the first Gur Aryeh, the earliest I have found was born in 1792 (1851 Aleksandriya, Rovno uezd census).

When I try to find an earlier origin to that name, the obvious candidate is his grandfather, R. Aryeh Yehudah Leib, AB"D of Ludmir, born in 1741.

However, according to Biber (Mazkeret LeGedolei Ostroha), Aryeh Yehdudah Leib signed a document in 5567 - between 1806 and 1807; thus he was alive when Gur Aryeh was born in 1792.

Both names are derived >from the Book of Genesis (Genesis 49:9): The patriarch Jacob blesses his son Judah, referring to him as a lion's cub, with the words: 'Gur aryeh Yehuda'(Judah [is] [the] cub of [the] lion.')

Would an Ashkenazic Jewish family have named a child after a living ancestor by changing the name (i.e. >from Aryeh Yehuda Leib to Gur Aryeh) so that his name was DIFFERENT than that of the ancestor?

I don't think we have any way of knowing the answer with certainty, but would appreciate any thoughts.


Mel Werbach
Los Angeles

Researching:
VERBUKH, HORENSTEIN, KANFER, KOMISAR, KORENBLIT >from Volhynia, Podolia and
Kiev guberniyas, Ukraine; AUZENBERG, RUBINSKI, LEWINOWSKI/LUDWINOWSKI, ABRAMSKI, BRODOWICZ, SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki guberniya, Poland; MISHURSKI,
GOLDBERG, MENDELSON >from Kovne guberniya, Lithuania


Volunteer HTML / webpage designers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait for months to get technical help.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@mts.net>
Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Free Sites for Searching Revolutionary War Ancestors #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following are several free websites for searching Revolutionary War
Ancestors:

Valley Forge Legacy -Muster Roll Project http://valleyforgemusterroll.org
The Continental Army used monthly muster rolls to track the army's strength.
Each entry provides name, rank, state, regiment, company, and ethnicity, if
noted for each soldier. >from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. One can
search be entering at least the first two letters of a surname. The search
can be limited by state or regiment.

Kentucky Revolutionary War Warrants Database
http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/military/revwar/
Each entry provides the warrant number, name, rank, regiment, number of
years served, date of application, number of acres awarded, and assignee, if
any.

Pennsylvania State Archives Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File
and the Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800
http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us
The "Military Abstract Card File" contains transcriptions of data extracted
from original records in the custody of the State Archives concerning
Revolutionary War service in the Pennsylvania Militia, Pennsylvania Line,
and the Navy. The "Militia Officers Index" lists militia officers who served
during the American Revolution as well as in campaigns against Native
Americans in northwestern Pennsylvania and during the Whiskey Rebellion.
Information provided includes name, county, rank, company or battalion,
dates of service, township, and occasionally the district within township.

Archives of Maryland Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland
Troops in the American Revolution
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000018/htm
l/index.html

American Prisoners of the Revolution: Names of 8000 Men
http://www.usmm.org/revdead.html
provides a name listing only of the men held by the British as naval
prisoners on ships at Wallabout Bay, later the site of the Brooklyn Navy
Yard. The prisoners included men captured on American privateers, on
merchant ships, and on French, Spanish, and Dutch vessels. This list was
compiled by the Society of Old Brooklynites in 1888 >from papers in the
British War Department.

Thank you to Genealogy Gems News >from the Fort Wayne Library. Unfortunately
they do not post their newsletter, one must subscribe (it's free) to receive
it. To subscribe to "Genealogy Gems," simply use your browser to go to the
website: www.GenealogyCenter.org. Scroll to the bottom, click on E-zine,
and fill out the form. You will be notified with a confirmation email.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA Volunteer HTML / webpage designers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait for months to get technical help.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@mts.net>
Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Early American SIG #USA Free Sites for Searching Revolutionary War Ancestors #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following are several free websites for searching Revolutionary War
Ancestors:

Valley Forge Legacy -Muster Roll Project http://valleyforgemusterroll.org
The Continental Army used monthly muster rolls to track the army's strength.
Each entry provides name, rank, state, regiment, company, and ethnicity, if
noted for each soldier. >from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. One can
search be entering at least the first two letters of a surname. The search
can be limited by state or regiment.

Kentucky Revolutionary War Warrants Database
http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/military/revwar/
Each entry provides the warrant number, name, rank, regiment, number of
years served, date of application, number of acres awarded, and assignee, if
any.

Pennsylvania State Archives Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File
and the Militia Officers Index Cards, 1775-1800
http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us
The "Military Abstract Card File" contains transcriptions of data extracted
from original records in the custody of the State Archives concerning
Revolutionary War service in the Pennsylvania Militia, Pennsylvania Line,
and the Navy. The "Militia Officers Index" lists militia officers who served
during the American Revolution as well as in campaigns against Native
Americans in northwestern Pennsylvania and during the Whiskey Rebellion.
Information provided includes name, county, rank, company or battalion,
dates of service, township, and occasionally the district within township.

Archives of Maryland Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland
Troops in the American Revolution
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000018/htm
l/index.html

American Prisoners of the Revolution: Names of 8000 Men
http://www.usmm.org/revdead.html
provides a name listing only of the men held by the British as naval
prisoners on ships at Wallabout Bay, later the site of the Brooklyn Navy
Yard. The prisoners included men captured on American privateers, on
merchant ships, and on French, Spanish, and Dutch vessels. This list was
compiled by the Society of Old Brooklynites in 1888 >from papers in the
British War Department.

Thank you to Genealogy Gems News >from the Fort Wayne Library. Unfortunately
they do not post their newsletter, one must subscribe (it's free) to receive
it. To subscribe to "Genealogy Gems," simply use your browser to go to the
website: www.GenealogyCenter.org. Scroll to the bottom, click on E-zine,
and fill out the form. You will be notified with a confirmation email.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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