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Brick Walls in the United States? #ciechanow #poland

bounce-1982424-772951@...
 

Tried the census, vital records, manifests and cannot find enough
information about someone you know is in the U.S.?

The Intermediate course (which begins online March 1st) will cover
U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate, Obituaries,
Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration Ports other
than Ellis Island, Major Archives and Libraries (including the Mormon
microfilms), Military records, Internet Research and miscellaneous
State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on advanced
techniques in U.S. research and using your computer and the Internet
efficiently and effectively. When non-computerized data is available,
sources will be detailed with instructions on access.

We again feature an Education FORUM where you can post one ancestral
branch (starting with the immigrant, focusing on one SURNAME), and
each day instructors will respond with answers to questions and
suggestions on avenues to research their experiences in the U.S.

Tuition is $70 (the Value Add waiver is only for the Basic course).
Please go to www.JewishGen.org/education, read the description and,
to enroll, just click on the enroll link and follow directions to
use our secure processor. Once you've enrolled, after March first,
just click on "enter class". If you have any questions, please send
an email to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Looking forward to another interesting class
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education,
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
phylliskramer1@att.net


Yizkor Book Project, February 2010 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-1985376-772951@...
 

Shalom,

February is our shortest month but as you'll see, the Yizkor Book Project
has hardly been short in activity.

During this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

Gherla, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of our town Szamosujvar-Iklad
and surroundings)
Jedrzejow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Jews of Jedrzejow)
Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity who perished in the Holocaust in the years 1939-1944)
Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony)

Added 16 new entries:

Abelina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Abelinkas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aleksandrobolis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Alkiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Akunik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alove, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alvitas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Andriejavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antanavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antazave, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antnemunis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Asminta, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aukstoji Panemune, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Avanaste, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azuolu Buda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azventis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)

And finally, we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol)
Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
Bilgoraj, Poland (Destruction of Bilgoraj)
Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)
Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd)
Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)
Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
Leczyca, Poland (Memorial Book of Leczyca)
Lithuania (Lithuania - Volume I)
Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of our
city)
Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk Memorial Book)
Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland) - addition in
Polish
Skuodas, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Skuodas)
Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition of
pictures to Polish section
Zgierz, Poland (Memorial book Zgierz) - addition of name index

As you can imagine, an incredible amount of work is put in each month to
create this impressive list. Now, whilst I avoid publically thanking
individuals for fear of failing to mention someone, that does not mean that
I don't have great appreciation for the coordinators, translators, editors &
htmlers who faithfully dedicate their time to these projects. If you feel
that you can also somehow contribute to the project or would like to
initiate a project for a community dear to your heart, I would like to hear
from you.
Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them. Other than that, if you are able to assist our
financially any of the Translation Fund Projects, we invite you to visit our
Translations Fund page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Wishing you all a very Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


#Ciechanow #Poland Brick Walls in the United States? #poland #ciechanow

bounce-1982424-772951@...
 

Tried the census, vital records, manifests and cannot find enough
information about someone you know is in the U.S.?

The Intermediate course (which begins online March 1st) will cover
U.S. Naturalization, Passports, Death Records (Probate, Obituaries,
Cemeteries), Newspapers, City Directories, Immigration Ports other
than Ellis Island, Major Archives and Libraries (including the Mormon
microfilms), Military records, Internet Research and miscellaneous
State and Federal Government Records. The emphasis is on advanced
techniques in U.S. research and using your computer and the Internet
efficiently and effectively. When non-computerized data is available,
sources will be detailed with instructions on access.

We again feature an Education FORUM where you can post one ancestral
branch (starting with the immigrant, focusing on one SURNAME), and
each day instructors will respond with answers to questions and
suggestions on avenues to research their experiences in the U.S.

Tuition is $70 (the Value Add waiver is only for the Basic course).
Please go to www.JewishGen.org/education, read the description and,
to enroll, just click on the enroll link and follow directions to
use our secure processor. Once you've enrolled, after March first,
just click on "enter class". If you have any questions, please send
an email to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Looking forward to another interesting class
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education,
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
phylliskramer1@att.net


#Ciechanow #Poland Yizkor Book Project, February 2010 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-1985376-772951@...
 

Shalom,

February is our shortest month but as you'll see, the Yizkor Book Project
has hardly been short in activity.

During this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

Gherla, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of our town Szamosujvar-Iklad
and surroundings)
Jedrzejow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Jews of Jedrzejow)
Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity who perished in the Holocaust in the years 1939-1944)
Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony)

Added 16 new entries:

Abelina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Abelinkas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aleksandrobolis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Alkiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Akunik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alove, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Alvitas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Andriejavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antanavas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antazave, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Antnemunis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Asminta, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Aukstoji Panemune, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Lithuania)
Avanaste, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azuolu Buda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)
Azventis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Lithuania)

And finally, we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol)
Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
Bilgoraj, Poland (Destruction of Bilgoraj)
Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)
Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd)
Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)
Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
Leczyca, Poland (Memorial Book of Leczyca)
Lithuania (Lithuania - Volume I)
Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of our
city)
Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk Memorial Book)
Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland) - addition in
Polish
Skuodas, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Skuodas)
Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition of
pictures to Polish section
Zgierz, Poland (Memorial book Zgierz) - addition of name index

As you can imagine, an incredible amount of work is put in each month to
create this impressive list. Now, whilst I avoid publically thanking
individuals for fear of failing to mention someone, that does not mean that
I don't have great appreciation for the coordinators, translators, editors &
htmlers who faithfully dedicate their time to these projects. If you feel
that you can also somehow contribute to the project or would like to
initiate a project for a community dear to your heart, I would like to hear
from you.
Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them. Other than that, if you are able to assist our
financially any of the Translation Fund Projects, we invite you to visit our
Translations Fund page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Wishing you all a very Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland ShtetLinks Orphaned webpages #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Some of our ShtetLinks webpages were created by people who are no
longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts
and wish them luck on their future endeavors. These webpages have
considerable material and only maintenance and addition of new
material (when available) is necessary. The following ShtetLinks
webpages are available for "adoption":

Barysaw (Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html

Dolj County, Romania
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/dolj/Dolj.html

Kamiensk, Poland
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~shtetm~-506692

Krnov (Jagerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html

Lask, Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lask/

Rozdil (Rozdol), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm

Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislawow), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/stanislawow/

If you would like to adopt one of the ShtetLinks webpages above
please contact <shtetlhelp@jewishgen.org>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator


Awards Committee Announcement #warsaw #poland

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Each year the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies) recognizes individuals and organizations with
four prestigious awards for excellence in Jewish genealogy.

As was done in the last two years, rather than submitting nominations via
email or postal mail, nominations for all four award categories are to be
submitted online via a One-Step form. If additional "hard-copy" material is
required to be sent, complete instructions are contained on the online
One-Step form, as well as printed below. Our intent is to make it easier
for the submitters and for the committee members who have to review the
submissions.

The online form is at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.php.

For 2010, as in past years, the four award categories are:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print
or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy

Hard-Copy Material Submissions: It would be helpful (although not
required) for nominations to include five copies of actual presentations
to live audiences, audio or video recordings, printed presentations,
CDs, etc. One copy should be sent to each of the committee members.
A list of the committee members' postal addresses will be sent upon request
after receipt of the online submission. Submissions and supporting
documentation will not be returned and remain the property of the IAJGS.

4. Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

Hard-Copy Material Submissions: Submissions should include five issues
or copies of the publication. One copy should be sent to each of the
committee members. A list of the committee members' postal addresses
will be sent after receipt of the online submission. Submissions and
supporting documentation will not be returned and remain the property of
the IAJGS.

For details on each award and a listing of all previous winners, go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Please note that nominations can be made only by member organizations of the
IAJGS and not by individuals. However, we encourage individuals to be part
of the process by contacting their local organization and suggesting worthy
recipients. For a list of the JGSs and SIGs that make up the IAJGS, see
http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html

The recipients of the 2010 awards will be announced at the annual IAJGS
conference banquet in Los Angeles on July 15, 2010. The deadline for award
nominations is April 1, 2010.

The members of the 2010 awards committee are:

Chair: Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. USA pdlande@starpower.net
Hymie Reichstein, Ottawa, Canada reichstein@magma.ca
Jackye Sullins, San Diego, CA USA jsullins@roadrunner.com (IAJGS Board
Member)
Anne Feder Lee, Honolulu, Hawaii USA federlee@msn.com (IAJGS Board Member)
Mathilde Tagger, Jerusalem, Israel macsta@bezeqint.net

Questions? Contact Peter Lande at pdlande@starpower.net.


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Awards Committee Announcement #warsaw #poland

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

Each year the IAJGS (International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies) recognizes individuals and organizations with
four prestigious awards for excellence in Jewish genealogy.

As was done in the last two years, rather than submitting nominations via
email or postal mail, nominations for all four award categories are to be
submitted online via a One-Step form. If additional "hard-copy" material is
required to be sent, complete instructions are contained on the online
One-Step form, as well as printed below. Our intent is to make it easier
for the submitters and for the committee members who have to review the
submissions.

The online form is at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.php.

For 2010, as in past years, the four award categories are:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet, Print
or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy

Hard-Copy Material Submissions: It would be helpful (although not
required) for nominations to include five copies of actual presentations
to live audiences, audio or video recordings, printed presentations,
CDs, etc. One copy should be sent to each of the committee members.
A list of the committee members' postal addresses will be sent upon request
after receipt of the online submission. Submissions and supporting
documentation will not be returned and remain the property of the IAJGS.

4. Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

Hard-Copy Material Submissions: Submissions should include five issues
or copies of the publication. One copy should be sent to each of the
committee members. A list of the committee members' postal addresses
will be sent after receipt of the online submission. Submissions and
supporting documentation will not be returned and remain the property of
the IAJGS.

For details on each award and a listing of all previous winners, go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Please note that nominations can be made only by member organizations of the
IAJGS and not by individuals. However, we encourage individuals to be part
of the process by contacting their local organization and suggesting worthy
recipients. For a list of the JGSs and SIGs that make up the IAJGS, see
http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html

The recipients of the 2010 awards will be announced at the annual IAJGS
conference banquet in Los Angeles on July 15, 2010. The deadline for award
nominations is April 1, 2010.

The members of the 2010 awards committee are:

Chair: Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. USA pdlande@starpower.net
Hymie Reichstein, Ottawa, Canada reichstein@magma.ca
Jackye Sullins, San Diego, CA USA jsullins@roadrunner.com (IAJGS Board
Member)
Anne Feder Lee, Honolulu, Hawaii USA federlee@msn.com (IAJGS Board Member)
Mathilde Tagger, Jerusalem, Israel macsta@bezeqint.net

Questions? Contact Peter Lande at pdlande@starpower.net.


"Basics and Beyond" - JGS, Inc (NY) - April 11, 2010 #latvia

lincan@...
 

"Basics and Beyond," an afternoon family history seminar, will be offered by
the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York) on Sunday April 11, 2010
from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 130 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
The presentations, by experienced genealogists, will follow two tracks, one
for beginners and one for more experienced researchers. Topics will include
finding and interpreting census and vital records, passenger arrival and
naturalization records; the latest in computer research; research
organization, record-keeping and goal setting; and searching European
records >from your home. Advance registration is required. Further details
and registration information are available on the JGS website,
www.jgsny.org.

Linda Cantor
president@jgsny.org


"Basics and Beyond" - JGS, Inc (NY) - April 11, 2010 #yizkorbooks

lincan@...
 

"Basics and Beyond," an afternoon family history seminar, will be offered by
the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York) on Sunday April 11, 2010
from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 130 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
The presentations, by experienced genealogists, will follow two tracks, one
for beginners and one for more experienced researchers. Topics will include
finding and interpreting census and vital records, passenger arrival and
naturalization records; the latest in computer research; research
organization, record-keeping and goal setting; and searching European
records >from your home. Advance registration is required. Further details
and registration information are available on the JGS website,
www.jgsny.org.

Linda Cantor
president@jgsny.org


Latvia SIG #Latvia "Basics and Beyond" - JGS, Inc (NY) - April 11, 2010 #latvia

lincan@...
 

"Basics and Beyond," an afternoon family history seminar, will be offered by
the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York) on Sunday April 11, 2010
from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 130 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
The presentations, by experienced genealogists, will follow two tracks, one
for beginners and one for more experienced researchers. Topics will include
finding and interpreting census and vital records, passenger arrival and
naturalization records; the latest in computer research; research
organization, record-keeping and goal setting; and searching European
records >from your home. Advance registration is required. Further details
and registration information are available on the JGS website,
www.jgsny.org.

Linda Cantor
president@jgsny.org


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks "Basics and Beyond" - JGS, Inc (NY) - April 11, 2010 #yizkorbooks

lincan@...
 

"Basics and Beyond," an afternoon family history seminar, will be offered by
the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (New York) on Sunday April 11, 2010
from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 130 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
The presentations, by experienced genealogists, will follow two tracks, one
for beginners and one for more experienced researchers. Topics will include
finding and interpreting census and vital records, passenger arrival and
naturalization records; the latest in computer research; research
organization, record-keeping and goal setting; and searching European
records >from your home. Advance registration is required. Further details
and registration information are available on the JGS website,
www.jgsny.org.

Linda Cantor
president@jgsny.org


Salvadorian Diplomat's Paperwork Saved Lives during Holocaust- records on-line #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum was given a gift of over 1,000
Salvadoran citizenship certificates issued by diplomat George
Mantello to saves lives during the Holocaust. The certificates
contain names, dates of birth and in many cases photos.

Mr. Mantello sent out notarized copies of the certificates and kept
the originals, more than 1,000 of which were found in a suitcase in
a Geneva basement in 2005 and donated to the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., by his son three years later.
Now museum researchers are trying to trace recipients of the
certificates to get an idea of how many of them actually saved lives
and learn the full scope of Mantello's rescue efforts. The citizenship
certificates can be viewed on the museum Web site: http://bit.ly/at7GjV
[or http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/mantello/ --Mod.]
(Click on browse through all certificates.)

An article on this genealogical treasure was in several newspapers
today, including the Washington Post which includes a slideshow:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/27/AR2010022703007.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/yfou9jb --Mod.]
and the NY Times (without the slide show)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/27/us/AP-US-Holocaust-Diplomats.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/yzw2gau --Mod.]

Thank you to AP Associate Randy Hershaft for alerting me to the story
which was written by the AP.

*** Please note my personal e-mail address changed as of today to:
*** janmallen@att.net

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Salvadorian Diplomat's Paperwork Saved Lives during Holocaust- records on-line #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum was given a gift of over 1,000
Salvadoran citizenship certificates issued by diplomat George
Mantello to saves lives during the Holocaust. The certificates
contain names, dates of birth and in many cases photos.

Mr. Mantello sent out notarized copies of the certificates and kept
the originals, more than 1,000 of which were found in a suitcase in
a Geneva basement in 2005 and donated to the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., by his son three years later.
Now museum researchers are trying to trace recipients of the
certificates to get an idea of how many of them actually saved lives
and learn the full scope of Mantello's rescue efforts. The citizenship
certificates can be viewed on the museum Web site: http://bit.ly/at7GjV
[or http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/mantello/ --Mod.]
(Click on browse through all certificates.)

An article on this genealogical treasure was in several newspapers
today, including the Washington Post which includes a slideshow:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/27/AR2010022703007.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/yfou9jb --Mod.]
and the NY Times (without the slide show)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/27/us/AP-US-Holocaust-Diplomats.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/yzw2gau --Mod.]

Thank you to AP Associate Randy Hershaft for alerting me to the story
which was written by the AP.

*** Please note my personal e-mail address changed as of today to:
*** janmallen@att.net

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


Polish translation/help needed with obtaining copies of Kennkarte #galicia

Anneroos Reich <anneroosreich@...>
 

Last week I mailed the Krakow State Archives to ask how I could
obtain copies/scans of the Kennkarte with pictures of my
great-grandmother and my great aunt. I got a message back
immediately, but it is, unfortunately for me, in Polish. I would like
to know what exactly is written. I understand they are able to
provide the scans, but I do not want to make any mistakes. I
would like to have your help.

Here is the reply >from Krakow. (I had to get rid of the diacritical
marks, sorry.)

Szanowna Pani,

Uprzejmie informuje, ze w wyniku kwerendy nie odnaleziono
kennkart Sary i Wiktorii Reich. Odnaleziono natomiast:
- w Aktach Poniemieckich (1939-1945), w teczkach "Dane
osobowe Zydow ze zdjeciami w ukladzie wg numerow Kennkart
(numery: 10001-10320)" - wpisy dot. Sary i Wiktorii Reich - do
wykonania 1 skan;
- w aktach Starosty miasta Krakowa (1939-1945), w
Kwestionariuszach na wydawanie dowodow osobistych
(Kennkarten) dla Zydow, zalatwione pozytywnie - kwestionariusze
Sary i Wiktorii Reich wraz z zalacznikami - do wykonania 15
skanow. Koszt wykonania 1 skanu wynosi 5 PLN.
Jesli jest Pani zainteresowana zamowieniem skanow z powyzszych
kopii prosze dokonac wyboru i wplacic na konto Archiwum
odpowiednia kwote.
Adres banku:
Narodowy Bank Polski, Oddzial Okregowy w Krakowie, 30-960
Krakow, ul. Basztowa 20.
NBP O/O w Krakowie PL 64101012700009091391500000 BIC
NBPLPLPW. Dokonujac wplaty nalezy uwzglednic koszty oplat
pobieranych przez bank z tytulu przeprowadzenia operacji
zwiazanych z zaplata. Jedynymi akceptowanymi przez nas
formami platnosci za wykonane uslugi sa: przelew i wplata
gotowkowa. Uprzejmie zawiadamiamy, ze czeki nie sa realizowane.
W korespondencji prosze powolywac sie na znak sprawy:
N III 843-22/10.

Z powazaniem
Karolina Golab-Malowicka


Kind regards,
Anneroos Reich
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Polish translation/help needed with obtaining copies of Kennkarte #galicia

Anneroos Reich <anneroosreich@...>
 

Last week I mailed the Krakow State Archives to ask how I could
obtain copies/scans of the Kennkarte with pictures of my
great-grandmother and my great aunt. I got a message back
immediately, but it is, unfortunately for me, in Polish. I would like
to know what exactly is written. I understand they are able to
provide the scans, but I do not want to make any mistakes. I
would like to have your help.

Here is the reply >from Krakow. (I had to get rid of the diacritical
marks, sorry.)

Szanowna Pani,

Uprzejmie informuje, ze w wyniku kwerendy nie odnaleziono
kennkart Sary i Wiktorii Reich. Odnaleziono natomiast:
- w Aktach Poniemieckich (1939-1945), w teczkach "Dane
osobowe Zydow ze zdjeciami w ukladzie wg numerow Kennkart
(numery: 10001-10320)" - wpisy dot. Sary i Wiktorii Reich - do
wykonania 1 skan;
- w aktach Starosty miasta Krakowa (1939-1945), w
Kwestionariuszach na wydawanie dowodow osobistych
(Kennkarten) dla Zydow, zalatwione pozytywnie - kwestionariusze
Sary i Wiktorii Reich wraz z zalacznikami - do wykonania 15
skanow. Koszt wykonania 1 skanu wynosi 5 PLN.
Jesli jest Pani zainteresowana zamowieniem skanow z powyzszych
kopii prosze dokonac wyboru i wplacic na konto Archiwum
odpowiednia kwote.
Adres banku:
Narodowy Bank Polski, Oddzial Okregowy w Krakowie, 30-960
Krakow, ul. Basztowa 20.
NBP O/O w Krakowie PL 64101012700009091391500000 BIC
NBPLPLPW. Dokonujac wplaty nalezy uwzglednic koszty oplat
pobieranych przez bank z tytulu przeprowadzenia operacji
zwiazanych z zaplata. Jedynymi akceptowanymi przez nas
formami platnosci za wykonane uslugi sa: przelew i wplata
gotowkowa. Uprzejmie zawiadamiamy, ze czeki nie sa realizowane.
W korespondencji prosze powolywac sie na znak sprawy:
N III 843-22/10.

Z powazaniem
Karolina Golab-Malowicka


Kind regards,
Anneroos Reich
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Seeking family GOLDENBERG #general

Edgar R Goldenberg
 

I am seeking arrival USA and old country information on three brothers,
David, Moshe, Favel sons of Ephriam. They came >from that part of
Romania that was then Austria-Hungary.

Thanks for any help.

Ed Goldenberg
edgar.goldenberg@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking family GOLDENBERG #general

Edgar R Goldenberg
 

I am seeking arrival USA and old country information on three brothers,
David, Moshe, Favel sons of Ephriam. They came >from that part of
Romania that was then Austria-Hungary.

Thanks for any help.

Ed Goldenberg
edgar.goldenberg@verizon.net


Re: Where in the world ZZ SHAPIRO my great-great grandfather.... #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Dear Yonathan,
If I understand this correctly, you have been told the following,
which may or may not be true:
1. Your ggf is Zalman Vevel SHAPIRO, but his surname may be Getzel,
even though that is normally a given name.
2. He probably died before 1900. He does not appear in the 1900 census,
and there are few records extant >from the 1890 census.
3. He is reportedly buried in Gomel Khesed Cemetery on the Newark/
Elizabeth border. That cemetery actually appears to be a landsmanschaft
of what is alternatively know as McClellan or Mt Olivet cemeteries after
the closest intersection.
I think you need someone to look at the tombstone and the cemetery
records, and someone to check out the death certificate, which is probably
in the archives in Trenton NJ. Perhaps a Gener in each of those areas
will volunteer to do that for you once the weather improves.
By the way, I would be suspicious of the proposition that his wife
immigrated in 1897, more than a dozen years after her sons came to the U.S.
Good luck.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
San Diego CA
lazer@sandiego.edu


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