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JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


Yizkor Book Project, February 2017 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

If asked to describe the Yizkor Book Project in one word, I would describe
it as the "one-that-never-stands-still-for-a moment" project. Not one word,
you say? You're right, but there isn't really one word to describe our
project as it is multi-faceted and is kept running by a multitude of
dedicated people, >from all corners of the globe, around the clock. I would
now like to relate what these same people have helped us accomplish during
the last month.

For a start, in February two books were added online. The first, which is
completely online is called "Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki
Forest, November 1941" and was donated by Jeffrey Burds. Clearly this is an
important addition to those of you wishing to learn more about the events
that took place in Rovno (Rivne) during the Holocaust and thank Jeffrey for
this generous and significant donation.

The second book, >from which we have been kindly donated several sections,
comes >from Rasia Moroz of the Jewish Family and Children's Services of
Southern Arizona. The book is called "To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust
Survivors of Southern Arizona" and is particularly interesting as it
includes stories by Holocaust survivors >from the former-Soviet Union, and
their arduous journey east >from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and the
subsequent harshness of life in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.

In recent times, I have been approached by people interested in seeing the
"A Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn" book translated into
English. I suggested, as I usually do, that the best way to see this happen
was by setting up a specific Dubno Translation Fund to support the
professional translation of the book. With their agreement this has, in
fact, now been carried out and we now turn to those of you who are Dubno
researchers, to assist us in the lofty goal of making the unique treasures
this book contains available to a wide as possible public. If you are able
to assist financially to any extent, to this particular fund or any of the
other 85 odd project funds we have running, please see the JewishGen-erosity
link at the end of this report. Clearly, every donation is meaningful.

The Yizkor Book in Print Project is another facet of the YB Project that is
always on the move. This last month the "A City and the Dead; Zablotow Alive
and Destroyed - Memorial Book of Zabolotov" became available for purchase -
details may be found via the YBIP link at the end of this report.
By-the-way, Joel Alpert, the YBIP Project Manager, recently informed me that
just in 2016, 1259 books published by this project were sold. For me this is
clear indication of the importance of this particular project and the
"thirst for knowledge" that exists for people looking to learn more about
the communities and people destroyed in the Holocaust.

Other than that, in keeping with our being a never-standing still project,
this past month we received an encouraging number of additions to be added
to our existing projects. These additions come >from our Translation Fund
projects, >from a number of tireless volunteer translators and also from
other good people who have had sections of Yizkor book translated and have
thoughtfully and generously, passed the translations on to us to be added in
online. That's how we keep moving.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over February.

We have added in two new books:

- Rivne, Ukraine (Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest,
November 1941) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno2/rovno2.html

- To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stories/Stories.html

We have also added in two new entries:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo112.html

- Chortkiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Czortkow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chortkov/Chortkovh.html [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 27 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_Hungary/pinkas_Hungary.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kowel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel/kovel.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/pinkas_slovakia.html

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim, Lance Ackerfeld Yizkor Book Project Manager


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #usa

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, February 2017 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

If asked to describe the Yizkor Book Project in one word, I would describe
it as the "one-that-never-stands-still-for-a moment" project. Not one word,
you say? You're right, but there isn't really one word to describe our
project as it is multi-faceted and is kept running by a multitude of
dedicated people, >from all corners of the globe, around the clock. I would
now like to relate what these same people have helped us accomplish during
the last month.

For a start, in February two books were added online. The first, which is
completely online is called "Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki
Forest, November 1941" and was donated by Jeffrey Burds. Clearly this is an
important addition to those of you wishing to learn more about the events
that took place in Rovno (Rivne) during the Holocaust and thank Jeffrey for
this generous and significant donation.

The second book, >from which we have been kindly donated several sections,
comes >from Rasia Moroz of the Jewish Family and Children's Services of
Southern Arizona. The book is called "To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust
Survivors of Southern Arizona" and is particularly interesting as it
includes stories by Holocaust survivors >from the former-Soviet Union, and
their arduous journey east >from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and the
subsequent harshness of life in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.

In recent times, I have been approached by people interested in seeing the
"A Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn" book translated into
English. I suggested, as I usually do, that the best way to see this happen
was by setting up a specific Dubno Translation Fund to support the
professional translation of the book. With their agreement this has, in
fact, now been carried out and we now turn to those of you who are Dubno
researchers, to assist us in the lofty goal of making the unique treasures
this book contains available to a wide as possible public. If you are able
to assist financially to any extent, to this particular fund or any of the
other 85 odd project funds we have running, please see the JewishGen-erosity
link at the end of this report. Clearly, every donation is meaningful.

The Yizkor Book in Print Project is another facet of the YB Project that is
always on the move. This last month the "A City and the Dead; Zablotow Alive
and Destroyed - Memorial Book of Zabolotov" became available for purchase -
details may be found via the YBIP link at the end of this report.
By-the-way, Joel Alpert, the YBIP Project Manager, recently informed me that
just in 2016, 1259 books published by this project were sold. For me this is
clear indication of the importance of this particular project and the
"thirst for knowledge" that exists for people looking to learn more about
the communities and people destroyed in the Holocaust.

Other than that, in keeping with our being a never-standing still project,
this past month we received an encouraging number of additions to be added
to our existing projects. These additions come >from our Translation Fund
projects, >from a number of tireless volunteer translators and also from
other good people who have had sections of Yizkor book translated and have
thoughtfully and generously, passed the translations on to us to be added in
online. That's how we keep moving.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over February.

We have added in two new books:

- Rivne, Ukraine (Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest,
November 1941) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno2/rovno2.html

- To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stories/Stories.html

We have also added in two new entries:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo112.html

- Chortkiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Czortkow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chortkov/Chortkovh.html [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 27 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_Hungary/pinkas_Hungary.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kowel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel/kovel.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/pinkas_slovakia.html

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim, Lance Ackerfeld Yizkor Book Project Manager


Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #usa

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


Researching a German Jewish Family in the Netherlands #germany

WALTER ELIAS
 

I have been able to trace members of my German family in the Netherlands
using some of excellent Dutch websites and help >from Dutch researchers.
Now I am interested in some hows and whys. My GG Aunt Minna SCHOENFELD
was born in Wachenbuchen, Germany, 21 July, 1854. She was married to
Julius MUELLER, born 3 Feb 1846 in Loga,Leer, Niedersachsen, Germany.

They had 3 children, Frieda, Gustav and Johanna all born in the
1880s in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I am interested in the circumstances
of the family's move to The Netherlands. I am hypothesizing that it
was mostly economic necessity.

Johanna MUELLER married Karl HAUSER b. 16 June 1888 in Rohrbach, Germany.
I do not know where they married. They had one child, Irene HAUSER who
was born in Mannheim, Germany, 24 Dec 1920. Irene became a war bride,
marrying Major John EBERT of Hancock, Iowa in 1946 and moving to Iowa.

My question now is how do I trace the family's movements >from the
1880s until the birth of Irene in 1920. Why the back and forth migration?

And further, how did Irene and her parents survive the Holocaust living
during the war in Germany?
These questions probably require a larger project but I am now very
curious about the stories behind the vital records I have found of
my German family in The Netherlands.

Walter S. Elias, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. wselias79@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA Register Today! 37th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy July 23-28, 2017 #usa

Adam Brown
 

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, July 23-28, 2017, at the Swan Resort
on the grounds of Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Save money with
early registration and guarantee a room by visiting the conference Web
site now at http://www.iajgs2017.org.

The schedule includes more than 200 presentations on just about all
areas of Jewish genealogy by the best-known lecturers in their fields.
A major emphasis of these presentations will be to teach the strategies
that the attendees -- both advanced and beginner -- will need to take
their family history research to the next level. Space has been set
aside for the presenters to coach attendees outside the lecture hall,
and a resource room will include free access to numerous fee-based
genealogy databases.

More than 50 affinity groups including Special Interest Groups, Birds
of a Feather, and Facebook groups are planning lecture series,
workshops, breakfasts, lunches and meetings.

Beginners especially are invited to this conference where they will be
initiated into all the joys of getting started in Jewish genealogy with
a track of their own.

DNA testing is the cutting edge of Jewish genealogical research, but it
remains a puzzling mystery to many. This conference will include a
weeklong series of talks on every relevant aspect of this valuable
research tool.

Given that this is the first IAJGS conference ever held in the southern
United States, special attention will be given to the history of the
Jews of the South and the Caribbean basin. Experts on Florida,
Martinique, Curacao, Cuba, Panama, Mexico and other places that were
destinations for Jews and conversos fleeing the inquisition will make
presentations at the conference, and a special track will be devoted to
helping individuals with converso family history explore whether classic
genealogical resources and tools can help them link themselves >from the
present day back to the Spain's Golden Age.

Harvard Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates, host of the popular PBS
television show "Finding Your Roots", will address the Thursday evening
annual awards banquet with a talk on "Genealogy and Genetics in America."
On Sunday evening, Professor Robert Watson will talk about our Nevis-born
U.S. founding father entitled "Alexander Hamilton, the Jews, and the
American Revolution." On Tuesday evening, Professor Hasia Diner will
deliver the Pamela Weisberg Memorial Lecture commemorating the centennial
of America’s entry into WWI in her talk entitled "1917: A Turning Point
in American Jewish History".

All week long, the acclaimed IAJGS Film Festival will return with a full
schedule of offerings on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

The conference is co-sponsored by the International Association of
Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Greater Orlando.

Discounted hotel rooms are available >from July 17 through August 1 so
bring your family and come early and/or stay late and enjoy Orlando's
extensive outlet shopping and theme parks.

For further information about the conference, visit the conference
website at http://www.iajgs2017.org and contact the conference
organizers at info@iajgs2017.org

Adam Brown


German SIG #Germany Researching a German Jewish Family in the Netherlands #germany

WALTER ELIAS
 

I have been able to trace members of my German family in the Netherlands
using some of excellent Dutch websites and help >from Dutch researchers.
Now I am interested in some hows and whys. My GG Aunt Minna SCHOENFELD
was born in Wachenbuchen, Germany, 21 July, 1854. She was married to
Julius MUELLER, born 3 Feb 1846 in Loga,Leer, Niedersachsen, Germany.

They had 3 children, Frieda, Gustav and Johanna all born in the
1880s in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I am interested in the circumstances
of the family's move to The Netherlands. I am hypothesizing that it
was mostly economic necessity.

Johanna MUELLER married Karl HAUSER b. 16 June 1888 in Rohrbach, Germany.
I do not know where they married. They had one child, Irene HAUSER who
was born in Mannheim, Germany, 24 Dec 1920. Irene became a war bride,
marrying Major John EBERT of Hancock, Iowa in 1946 and moving to Iowa.

My question now is how do I trace the family's movements >from the
1880s until the birth of Irene in 1920. Why the back and forth migration?

And further, how did Irene and her parents survive the Holocaust living
during the war in Germany?
These questions probably require a larger project but I am now very
curious about the stories behind the vital records I have found of
my German family in The Netherlands.

Walter S. Elias, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. wselias79@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, February 2017 #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

If asked to describe the Yizkor Book Project in one word, I would describe
it as the "one-that-never-stands-still-for-a moment" project. Not one word,
you say? You're right, but there isn't really one word to describe our
project as it is multi-faceted and is kept running by a multitude of
dedicated people, >from all corners of the globe, around the clock. I would
now like to relate what these same people have helped us accomplish during
the last month.

For a start, in February two books were added online. The first, which is
completely online is called "Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki
Forest, November 1941" and was donated by Jeffrey Burds. Clearly this is an
important addition to those of you wishing to learn more about the events
that took place in Rovno (Rivne) during the Holocaust and thank Jeffrey for
this generous and significant donation.

The second book, >from which we have been kindly donated several sections,
comes >from Rasia Moroz of the Jewish Family and Children's Services of
Southern Arizona. The book is called "To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust
Survivors of Southern Arizona" and is particularly interesting as it
includes stories by Holocaust survivors >from the former-Soviet Union, and
their arduous journey east >from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and the
subsequent harshness of life in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.

In recent times, I have been approached by people interested in seeing the
"A Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn" book translated into
English. I suggested, as I usually do, that the best way to see this happen
was by setting up a specific Dubno Translation Fund to support the
professional translation of the book. With their agreement this has, in
fact, now been carried out and we now turn to those of you who are Dubno
researchers, to assist us in the lofty goal of making the unique treasures
this book contains available to a wide as possible public. If you are able
to assist financially to any extent, to this particular fund or any of the
other 85 odd project funds we have running, please see the JewishGen-erosity
link at the end of this report. Clearly, every donation is meaningful.

The Yizkor Book in Print Project is another facet of the YB Project that is
always on the move. This last month the "A City and the Dead; Zablotow Alive
and Destroyed - Memorial Book of Zabolotov" became available for purchase -
details may be found via the YBIP link at the end of this report.
By-the-way, Joel Alpert, the YBIP Project Manager, recently informed me that
just in 2016, 1259 books published by this project were sold. For me this is
clear indication of the importance of this particular project and the
"thirst for knowledge" that exists for people looking to learn more about
the communities and people destroyed in the Holocaust.

Other than that, in keeping with our being a never-standing still project,
this past month we received an encouraging number of additions to be added
to our existing projects. These additions come >from our Translation Fund
projects, >from a number of tireless volunteer translators and also from
other good people who have had sections of Yizkor book translated and have
thoughtfully and generously, passed the translations on to us to be added in
online. That's how we keep moving.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over February.

We have added in two new books:

- Rivne, Ukraine (Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest,
November 1941) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno2/rovno2.html

- To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stories/Stories.html

We have also added in two new entries:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo112.html

- Chortkiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Czortkow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chortkov/Chortkovh.html [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 27 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_Hungary/pinkas_Hungary.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kowel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel/kovel.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/pinkas_slovakia.html

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim, Lance Ackerfeld Yizkor Book Project Manager


German SIG #Germany Yizkor Book Project, February 2017 #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

If asked to describe the Yizkor Book Project in one word, I would describe
it as the "one-that-never-stands-still-for-a moment" project. Not one word,
you say? You're right, but there isn't really one word to describe our
project as it is multi-faceted and is kept running by a multitude of
dedicated people, >from all corners of the globe, around the clock. I would
now like to relate what these same people have helped us accomplish during
the last month.

For a start, in February two books were added online. The first, which is
completely online is called "Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki
Forest, November 1941" and was donated by Jeffrey Burds. Clearly this is an
important addition to those of you wishing to learn more about the events
that took place in Rovno (Rivne) during the Holocaust and thank Jeffrey for
this generous and significant donation.

The second book, >from which we have been kindly donated several sections,
comes >from Rasia Moroz of the Jewish Family and Children's Services of
Southern Arizona. The book is called "To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust
Survivors of Southern Arizona" and is particularly interesting as it
includes stories by Holocaust survivors >from the former-Soviet Union, and
their arduous journey east >from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and the
subsequent harshness of life in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.

In recent times, I have been approached by people interested in seeing the
"A Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn" book translated into
English. I suggested, as I usually do, that the best way to see this happen
was by setting up a specific Dubno Translation Fund to support the
professional translation of the book. With their agreement this has, in
fact, now been carried out and we now turn to those of you who are Dubno
researchers, to assist us in the lofty goal of making the unique treasures
this book contains available to a wide as possible public. If you are able
to assist financially to any extent, to this particular fund or any of the
other 85 odd project funds we have running, please see the JewishGen-erosity
link at the end of this report. Clearly, every donation is meaningful.

The Yizkor Book in Print Project is another facet of the YB Project that is
always on the move. This last month the "A City and the Dead; Zablotow Alive
and Destroyed - Memorial Book of Zabolotov" became available for purchase -
details may be found via the YBIP link at the end of this report.
By-the-way, Joel Alpert, the YBIP Project Manager, recently informed me that
just in 2016, 1259 books published by this project were sold. For me this is
clear indication of the importance of this particular project and the
"thirst for knowledge" that exists for people looking to learn more about
the communities and people destroyed in the Holocaust.

Other than that, in keeping with our being a never-standing still project,
this past month we received an encouraging number of additions to be added
to our existing projects. These additions come >from our Translation Fund
projects, >from a number of tireless volunteer translators and also from
other good people who have had sections of Yizkor book translated and have
thoughtfully and generously, passed the translations on to us to be added in
online. That's how we keep moving.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over February.

We have added in two new books:

- Rivne, Ukraine (Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest,
November 1941) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno2/rovno2.html

- To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stories/Stories.html

We have also added in two new entries:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo112.html

- Chortkiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Czortkow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chortkov/Chortkovh.html [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 27 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_Hungary/pinkas_Hungary.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kowel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel/kovel.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/pinkas_slovakia.html

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim, Lance Ackerfeld Yizkor Book Project Manager


JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #germany

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


German SIG #Germany JewishGen Education offers new Value Added Class March 17 #germany

Nancy Holden
 

March 17 - March 31: Google Search Strategies for Internet Genealogy

JewishGen Education again offers a Value-Added 2 week workbook class,
March 17-March 31, March 17 - Google Search Strategies for Internet
Genealogy.

Basic classes are free to contributors to General Fund in past 12
months (more info at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/ValueAdded.asp)

These classes are open 24/7 on the private JewishGen Education Forum.
There students view the lessons which are downloaded daily and worked
independently. You will need about 20-30 minutes per day to complete
the exercises.

Registration is open - Basic 2: Search Strategies - Using Google for
Genealogy. The charge of $18 is waived if you are a JewishGen value
added member having contributed to the General Fund in the past 12
months.

4 Basic Classes are scheduled for 2017. These are all workbook classes
on tools genealogists can use to further their family research. To
check it out: www.jewishgen.org/education

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


Obermayer German Jewish History Awards summary in Leo Baeck Institute Newsletter N. 103 - Spring 2017- SITE CITE #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

The LBI Bulletin can be read via this link:
https://www.lbi.org/2017/03/obermayer-award-winners-2017/

The Obermayer Awards Program and the 2017 awardees are described in
the current LBI Newsletter.

Thilo Figaj, Ina Lorenz >from Hamburg and Joerg Berkemann from
Frankfurt, Bruchsal resident Rolf Schmitt, Groeschler House in Jever
and the non-profit "Project Jewish Life" in Frankfurt received the
2017 Obermayer Awards.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC


German SIG #Germany Obermayer German Jewish History Awards summary in Leo Baeck Institute Newsletter N. 103 - Spring 2017- SITE CITE #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

The LBI Bulletin can be read via this link:
https://www.lbi.org/2017/03/obermayer-award-winners-2017/

The Obermayer Awards Program and the 2017 awardees are described in
the current LBI Newsletter.

Thilo Figaj, Ina Lorenz >from Hamburg and Joerg Berkemann from
Frankfurt, Bruchsal resident Rolf Schmitt, Groeschler House in Jever
and the non-profit "Project Jewish Life" in Frankfurt received the
2017 Obermayer Awards.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC


GerSIG at IAJGS Conference in Orlando #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

I am delighted to be able to tell you that this year, the GerSIG
Invited Guest Speaker at the IAJGS Conference in Orlando will be Dr
Bettina Joergens, >from the Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen. Dr
Joergens will be giving two exciting presentations at conference, one
to the main conference, and the other at the GerSIG luncheon.

Whilst the schedule is not yet online, I have been told that the day
with the highest level of GerSIG interest content will be Wednesday!
If you're only booking for part of the week, you may want to consider
that.

I've already heard >from several people who have had GerSIG interest
sessions accepted for conference, but if you haven't yet told me about
your presentation, please do so. I hope to share a full list of
GerSIG interest sessions at conference very soon.

All good wishes, Jeanette
Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE, London UK, GerSIG Director for Conference
Arrangements Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


German SIG #Germany GerSIG at IAJGS Conference in Orlando #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

I am delighted to be able to tell you that this year, the GerSIG
Invited Guest Speaker at the IAJGS Conference in Orlando will be Dr
Bettina Joergens, >from the Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen. Dr
Joergens will be giving two exciting presentations at conference, one
to the main conference, and the other at the GerSIG luncheon.

Whilst the schedule is not yet online, I have been told that the day
with the highest level of GerSIG interest content will be Wednesday!
If you're only booking for part of the week, you may want to consider
that.

I've already heard >from several people who have had GerSIG interest
sessions accepted for conference, but if you haven't yet told me about
your presentation, please do so. I hope to share a full list of
GerSIG interest sessions at conference very soon.

All good wishes, Jeanette
Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE, London UK, GerSIG Director for Conference
Arrangements Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


Yizkor Book Project, February 2017 #ukraine

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

If asked to describe the Yizkor Book Project in one word, I would describe
it as the "one-that-never-stands-still-for-a moment" project. Not one word,
you say? You're right, but there isn't really one word to describe our
project as it is multi-faceted and is kept running by a multitude of
dedicated people, >from all corners of the globe, around the clock. I would
now like to relate what these same people have helped us accomplish during
the last month.

For a start, in February two books were added online. The first, which is
completely online is called "Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki
Forest, November 1941" and was donated by Jeffrey Burds. Clearly this is an
important addition to those of you wishing to learn more about the events
that took place in Rovno (Rivne) during the Holocaust and thank Jeffrey for
this generous and significant donation.

The second book, >from which we have been kindly donated several sections,
comes >from Rasia Moroz of the Jewish Family and Children's Services of
Southern Arizona. The book is called "To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust
Survivors of Southern Arizona" and is particularly interesting as it
includes stories by Holocaust survivors >from the former-Soviet Union, and
their arduous journey east >from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and the
subsequent harshness of life in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.

In recent times, I have been approached by people interested in seeing the
"A Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn" book translated into
English. I suggested, as I usually do, that the best way to see this happen
was by setting up a specific Dubno Translation Fund to support the
professional translation of the book. With their agreement this has, in
fact, now been carried out and we now turn to those of you who are Dubno
researchers, to assist us in the lofty goal of making the unique treasures
this book contains available to a wide as possible public. If you are able
to assist financially to any extent, to this particular fund or any of the
other 85 odd project funds we have running, please see the JewishGen-erosity
link at the end of this report. Clearly, every donation is meaningful.

The Yizkor Book in Print Project is another facet of the YB Project that is
always on the move. This last month the "A City and the Dead; Zablotow Alive
and Destroyed - Memorial Book of Zabolotov" became available for purchase -
details may be found via the YBIP link at the end of this report.
By-the-way, Joel Alpert, the YBIP Project Manager, recently informed me that
just in 2016, 1259 books published by this project were sold. For me this is
clear indication of the importance of this particular project and the
"thirst for knowledge" that exists for people looking to learn more about
the communities and people destroyed in the Holocaust.

Other than that, in keeping with our being a never-standing still project,
this past month we received an encouraging number of additions to be added
to our existing projects. These additions come >from our Translation Fund
projects, >from a number of tireless volunteer translators and also from
other good people who have had sections of Yizkor book translated and have
thoughtfully and generously, passed the translations on to us to be added in
online. That's how we keep moving.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over February.

We have added in two new books:

- Rivne, Ukraine (Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest,
November 1941) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno2/rovno2.html

- To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stories/Stories.html

We have also added in two new entries:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo112.html

- Chortkiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Czortkow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chortkov/Chortkovh.html [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 27 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_Hungary/pinkas_Hungary.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kowel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel/kovel.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/pinkas_slovakia.html

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yizkor Book Project, February 2017 #ukraine

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

If asked to describe the Yizkor Book Project in one word, I would describe
it as the "one-that-never-stands-still-for-a moment" project. Not one word,
you say? You're right, but there isn't really one word to describe our
project as it is multi-faceted and is kept running by a multitude of
dedicated people, >from all corners of the globe, around the clock. I would
now like to relate what these same people have helped us accomplish during
the last month.

For a start, in February two books were added online. The first, which is
completely online is called "Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki
Forest, November 1941" and was donated by Jeffrey Burds. Clearly this is an
important addition to those of you wishing to learn more about the events
that took place in Rovno (Rivne) during the Holocaust and thank Jeffrey for
this generous and significant donation.

The second book, >from which we have been kindly donated several sections,
comes >from Rasia Moroz of the Jewish Family and Children's Services of
Southern Arizona. The book is called "To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust
Survivors of Southern Arizona" and is particularly interesting as it
includes stories by Holocaust survivors >from the former-Soviet Union, and
their arduous journey east >from Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and the
subsequent harshness of life in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Siberia.

In recent times, I have been approached by people interested in seeing the
"A Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn" book translated into
English. I suggested, as I usually do, that the best way to see this happen
was by setting up a specific Dubno Translation Fund to support the
professional translation of the book. With their agreement this has, in
fact, now been carried out and we now turn to those of you who are Dubno
researchers, to assist us in the lofty goal of making the unique treasures
this book contains available to a wide as possible public. If you are able
to assist financially to any extent, to this particular fund or any of the
other 85 odd project funds we have running, please see the JewishGen-erosity
link at the end of this report. Clearly, every donation is meaningful.

The Yizkor Book in Print Project is another facet of the YB Project that is
always on the move. This last month the "A City and the Dead; Zablotow Alive
and Destroyed - Memorial Book of Zabolotov" became available for purchase -
details may be found via the YBIP link at the end of this report.
By-the-way, Joel Alpert, the YBIP Project Manager, recently informed me that
just in 2016, 1259 books published by this project were sold. For me this is
clear indication of the importance of this particular project and the
"thirst for knowledge" that exists for people looking to learn more about
the communities and people destroyed in the Holocaust.

Other than that, in keeping with our being a never-standing still project,
this past month we received an encouraging number of additions to be added
to our existing projects. These additions come >from our Translation Fund
projects, >from a number of tireless volunteer translators and also from
other good people who have had sections of Yizkor book translated and have
thoughtfully and generously, passed the translations on to us to be added in
online. That's how we keep moving.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over February.

We have added in two new books:

- Rivne, Ukraine (Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest,
November 1941) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno2/rovno2.html

- To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stories/Stories.html

We have also added in two new entries:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo112.html

- Chortkiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Czortkow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chortkov/Chortkovh.html [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 27 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bedzin/bedzin.html

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_Hungary/pinkas_Hungary.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kowel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel/kovel.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zvhil/zvhil.html

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/plonsk/plonsk.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/pinkas_slovakia.html

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Turiysk, Ukraine (Memorial book of Trisk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turiysk/Turiysk.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


KATZ / COHEN Family; Lithuania --> (Albany) --> New York #general

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
 

For decades I tried to break through a brick wall. Recently, I got lucky and
thought all of my questions would be answered. Wrong. My COHEN family still
eludes me.

Here is what I now know:
Bluma MAYPER, daughter of Ben-Zion of Rumsiskes, Lithuania, married Chaim
Yisrael KATZ son of Benjamin of Akniste, Lithuania on January 22, 1895 in
Vilnius.

The newly married couple immigrated to New York June 4, 1895. They changed
their surname to COHEN in New York.

On December 4, 1895 they had a son, Benjamin COHEN.

On April 19, 1897 they had a daughter listed as Female COHEN.

On both birth documents, Chaim is listed as Hyman COHEN and Bluma is listed
as Blume MAYPER / MIPERT COHEN.

Oral history says they lived in the Albany, New York area for a while and
that they had a daughter, Bella, who married in New York City in the 1920's.

And, that's where the trail ends. It literally took me decades to discover
Bluma's married name, so I am light years ahead of where I was. However, I
cannot find this family in any census. I cannot find any other vital records.
I cannot find graves, newspaper articles or descendants.

Please JewishGEN friends, work your magic and help me find these truly long
lost cousins.

Thank you!

Benzi Saydman
Lake Forest, CA USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KATZ / COHEN Family; Lithuania --> (Albany) --> New York #general

Rabbi Ben-Zion Saydman
 

For decades I tried to break through a brick wall. Recently, I got lucky and
thought all of my questions would be answered. Wrong. My COHEN family still
eludes me.

Here is what I now know:
Bluma MAYPER, daughter of Ben-Zion of Rumsiskes, Lithuania, married Chaim
Yisrael KATZ son of Benjamin of Akniste, Lithuania on January 22, 1895 in
Vilnius.

The newly married couple immigrated to New York June 4, 1895. They changed
their surname to COHEN in New York.

On December 4, 1895 they had a son, Benjamin COHEN.

On April 19, 1897 they had a daughter listed as Female COHEN.

On both birth documents, Chaim is listed as Hyman COHEN and Bluma is listed
as Blume MAYPER / MIPERT COHEN.

Oral history says they lived in the Albany, New York area for a while and
that they had a daughter, Bella, who married in New York City in the 1920's.

And, that's where the trail ends. It literally took me decades to discover
Bluma's married name, so I am light years ahead of where I was. However, I
cannot find this family in any census. I cannot find any other vital records.
I cannot find graves, newspaper articles or descendants.

Please JewishGEN friends, work your magic and help me find these truly long
lost cousins.

Thank you!

Benzi Saydman
Lake Forest, CA USA

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