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Re: National Archives (USA) Cost for Digistizing Records Could Reach $1.4B #general

Jane Pearson <doumajk@...>
 

I don't think this is the cost of "digitizing the records at the National
Archives." I believe this refers to the Electronic Records Archive - the plan for
archiving "born digital" records. "it is also the repository of billions of pages
of e-mails, memos and electronic files created by every branch of government. These
along with a growing number of audiovisual holdings, must be preserved for the
public, by law, which has put the Archives under growing pressure to manage the
digital avalanche." (Wash. Post article cited)
Jane Pearson

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:

An article in today's Washington Post ( February 7, 2011) states the cost
overruns for digitizing the records at the National Archives could result in a
total cost as much as $1.4 billion- 41% over the original projected costs. The
original coast was $317 million...> To read the article go to:
http://tinyurl.com/4avm9o4

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: National Archives (USA) Cost for Digistizing Records Could Reach $1.4B #general

Jane Pearson <doumajk@...>
 

I don't think this is the cost of "digitizing the records at the National
Archives." I believe this refers to the Electronic Records Archive - the plan for
archiving "born digital" records. "it is also the repository of billions of pages
of e-mails, memos and electronic files created by every branch of government. These
along with a growing number of audiovisual holdings, must be preserved for the
public, by law, which has put the Archives under growing pressure to manage the
digital avalanche." (Wash. Post article cited)
Jane Pearson

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:

An article in today's Washington Post ( February 7, 2011) states the cost
overruns for digitizing the records at the National Archives could result in a
total cost as much as $1.4 billion- 41% over the original projected costs. The
original coast was $317 million...> To read the article go to:
http://tinyurl.com/4avm9o4

Maria Altmann Dies- Won Fight To Return Klimt Portrait Seized by the Nazis #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

At the 2008 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (Chicago)there
was a session with Randoll Schoenberg on "Recovering Nazi Looted Art- A
Genealogist's Tale". Randoll is a Los Angeles based attorney --and Jewish
genealogist - he is the co-founder of the Austria-Czech SIG, and was the attorney
who successfully won in the US Supreme Court to be able to sue, and in the Austrian
Courts the return of the Klimt portrait for his client Maria Altmann. The return
of the valuable portrait that was taken by the Nazis was a remarkable event.

The following is the obituary of Maria Altmann who died at age 94 and the article
retells the story of the return of the portrait.

original url:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-me-maria-altmann-20110208,0,4119645.story?track=rss

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

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Maria Altmann Dies- Won Fight To Return Klimt Portrait Seized by the Nazis #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

At the 2008 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy (Chicago)there
was a session with Randoll Schoenberg on "Recovering Nazi Looted Art- A
Genealogist's Tale". Randoll is a Los Angeles based attorney --and Jewish
genealogist - he is the co-founder of the Austria-Czech SIG, and was the attorney
who successfully won in the US Supreme Court to be able to sue, and in the Austrian
Courts the return of the Klimt portrait for his client Maria Altmann. The return
of the valuable portrait that was taken by the Nazis was a remarkable event.

The following is the obituary of Maria Altmann who died at age 94 and the article
retells the story of the return of the portrait.

original url:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-me-maria-altmann-20110208,0,4119645.story?track=rss

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

Need assistance with Hebrew translation to English #general

Patricia Prinz
 

Dear Genners,
Last October I invited family members to a reunion in Tel Aviv. Most of them were
Hebrew-speakers, so I allowed them to express themselves in Hebrew. I am not a
Hebrew speaker. I filmed the reunion, which is 52 minutes long. My roots are >from
Lithuania, and everyone there originated >from a stetl in Lithuania. One member who
recently passed away was the last living witness in Linkuva to the Holocaust. If you
are fluent in Hebrew and English and wish to help me translate, please contact me at
patriciaprinz@....
Patricia Prinz, Arlington, Virginia USA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need assistance with Hebrew translation to English #general

Patricia Prinz
 

Dear Genners,
Last October I invited family members to a reunion in Tel Aviv. Most of them were
Hebrew-speakers, so I allowed them to express themselves in Hebrew. I am not a
Hebrew speaker. I filmed the reunion, which is 52 minutes long. My roots are >from
Lithuania, and everyone there originated >from a stetl in Lithuania. One member who
recently passed away was the last living witness in Linkuva to the Holocaust. If you
are fluent in Hebrew and English and wish to help me translate, please contact me at
patriciaprinz@....
Patricia Prinz, Arlington, Virginia USA

ZAIDMAN/WENGER - England #general

Ann Linder
 

Is anyone researching Sam or Simon ZAIDMAN who married Rebecca or Renee WENGIER
(WENGER) 1930 in Shoreditch, England? Simon appears to be born 1907 in Mile End. I
also see a birth in 1931 for Ivor Zaidman in Stepney and Roma Zaidman in Stepney
1933. JGFF has over 60 entries for ZAIDMAN or variations of same. I have
cross-posted on British SIG.

Kind Regards,
Ann Linder
USA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZAIDMAN/WENGER - England #general

Ann Linder
 

Is anyone researching Sam or Simon ZAIDMAN who married Rebecca or Renee WENGIER
(WENGER) 1930 in Shoreditch, England? Simon appears to be born 1907 in Mile End. I
also see a birth in 1931 for Ivor Zaidman in Stepney and Roma Zaidman in Stepney
1933. JGFF has over 60 entries for ZAIDMAN or variations of same. I have
cross-posted on British SIG.

Kind Regards,
Ann Linder
USA

Does anyone know an Irwin CHODOWSKY? #general

sharon yampell
 

All I know about him is he was born around 1917 in Russia and was an adopted son of
my first cousin twice removed Minnie WOLOWITZ MARGOLIS and her husband Hyman
(Herman). I found his name on a tree that a different cousin had made and he
doesn't even know who he is and whatever happened to him...

The cousin who made the tree said he found Irwin's name in the 1930 census with him
living with them in Philadelphia.

While we are on the topic of MARGOLIS, does anyone know anything about Minnie and
HErman's grandson Stephen? Minnie's second husband whose name was probably Ben?
When and where Minnie died?(she was born in Borzna around 1895)

Thanks in advanced!

Sharon F. Yampell
NJ Suburb of Philadelphia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Does anyone know an Irwin CHODOWSKY? #general

sharon yampell
 

All I know about him is he was born around 1917 in Russia and was an adopted son of
my first cousin twice removed Minnie WOLOWITZ MARGOLIS and her husband Hyman
(Herman). I found his name on a tree that a different cousin had made and he
doesn't even know who he is and whatever happened to him...

The cousin who made the tree said he found Irwin's name in the 1930 census with him
living with them in Philadelphia.

While we are on the topic of MARGOLIS, does anyone know anything about Minnie and
HErman's grandson Stephen? Minnie's second husband whose name was probably Ben?
When and where Minnie died?(she was born in Borzna around 1895)

Thanks in advanced!

Sharon F. Yampell
NJ Suburb of Philadelphia

FELLMAN Shabtai and Miriam from Sakiai, Lithuania. ViewMate #general

Golda Zewi
 

I have uploaded a photo on ViewMate 17896 with a an unknown couple who I believe to
be Shabtai/Shepsel FELMAN and wife Miriam >from Sakiai. Both possible born ca 1854.
They probably had a son Jankiel Gershon b. 1874. The couple is in some way related
to my GOLDBERG family >from Sakiai.

Do you recognize this couple or know anything more about them.

Please answer on ViewMate 17896 or to goldazewi (at) hotmail.com

Golda Zewi
Turku, Finland

MODERATOR NOTE: The exact url for this viewmate image is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17896

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FELLMAN Shabtai and Miriam from Sakiai, Lithuania. ViewMate #general

Golda Zewi
 

I have uploaded a photo on ViewMate 17896 with a an unknown couple who I believe to
be Shabtai/Shepsel FELMAN and wife Miriam >from Sakiai. Both possible born ca 1854.
They probably had a son Jankiel Gershon b. 1874. The couple is in some way related
to my GOLDBERG family >from Sakiai.

Do you recognize this couple or know anything more about them.

Please answer on ViewMate 17896 or to goldazewi (at) hotmail.com

Golda Zewi
Turku, Finland

MODERATOR NOTE: The exact url for this viewmate image is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17896

NAKLO NAD NOTECIA #general

Miriam Margolyes
 

Dear Genners,

I am now researching my SANDMAN (N) rellies in this Polish town, previously known
as Nakel.

The information was sent to me by Trish Kilpatrick in Sheffield, UK who deciphered
the LDS Microfilms below which refer to the town. The records are written in
German, although now the town is in Poland.

Film No. 715114
1. Filmed on 25 Feb. 1970.
2. An Alphabetical Index of Surnames, giving basic details and reference numbers
for full entries in the next (main) film. NB. Within the listing for each letter,
the entries are in date order, not alphabetical (e.g. to find an entry for
SANDMANN, you have to look all through the S section).
3. Does not cover the whole time period of the main film.
4. Sub-divided into 3 volumes: [these are the years as printed at the front of
each volume, but there seem to be a few entries later than these, in the Deaths and
Marriages volumes].
1. Births 1848 - 1852
2. Deaths 1848 - 1858
3. Marriages 1854 - 1867.

Film No. 715115.
1. Also filmed on 25 Feb. 1970
2. The Nakel registers of Jewish Births, Marriages and Deaths [BMD] and a very
few Divorces. In German; Geburten, Heiraten, Sterbefalle, Ehescheidungen.
3. Described as covering the period 1823-1867, but there are a few missing years,
i.e. 1833, 1834, most of 1842, and most of 1866-7.
4. Sub-divided into 17 volumes (Nos. 4 to 20) in chronological order. Each volume
also starts with the photo of the appropriate Polish Archive page (Nos. D4088 to
D4104). [I took a photo of one if you'd like to see it].
5. Most volumes cover BMD for one year (usually in that order, but occasionally
BDM), except for Vol. 4, (1823-1832) Vol. 5 (1835-1837* Vol.
6(1836*-40) and Vols. 18-20, which cover 1848-1865, in a volume for each
category (Vol. 18 equals B, etc). (* not a misprint!).
6. Most of the earlier entries are in columns, often across two pages, which can
be easier to read, (once you've translated the headings!). Later entries are
mainly in continuous text, which can be more difficult.

Neither of these films have been transcribed. I hope this information may be
useful to those searching in German/Polish records.

Best-Miriam Margolyes
yarrawa@...

London
searching: SANDMAN(N) JENKINS, LEWIS (Newcastle UK)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NAKLO NAD NOTECIA #general

Miriam Margolyes
 

Dear Genners,

I am now researching my SANDMAN (N) rellies in this Polish town, previously known
as Nakel.

The information was sent to me by Trish Kilpatrick in Sheffield, UK who deciphered
the LDS Microfilms below which refer to the town. The records are written in
German, although now the town is in Poland.

Film No. 715114
1. Filmed on 25 Feb. 1970.
2. An Alphabetical Index of Surnames, giving basic details and reference numbers
for full entries in the next (main) film. NB. Within the listing for each letter,
the entries are in date order, not alphabetical (e.g. to find an entry for
SANDMANN, you have to look all through the S section).
3. Does not cover the whole time period of the main film.
4. Sub-divided into 3 volumes: [these are the years as printed at the front of
each volume, but there seem to be a few entries later than these, in the Deaths and
Marriages volumes].
1. Births 1848 - 1852
2. Deaths 1848 - 1858
3. Marriages 1854 - 1867.

Film No. 715115.
1. Also filmed on 25 Feb. 1970
2. The Nakel registers of Jewish Births, Marriages and Deaths [BMD] and a very
few Divorces. In German; Geburten, Heiraten, Sterbefalle, Ehescheidungen.
3. Described as covering the period 1823-1867, but there are a few missing years,
i.e. 1833, 1834, most of 1842, and most of 1866-7.
4. Sub-divided into 17 volumes (Nos. 4 to 20) in chronological order. Each volume
also starts with the photo of the appropriate Polish Archive page (Nos. D4088 to
D4104). [I took a photo of one if you'd like to see it].
5. Most volumes cover BMD for one year (usually in that order, but occasionally
BDM), except for Vol. 4, (1823-1832) Vol. 5 (1835-1837* Vol.
6(1836*-40) and Vols. 18-20, which cover 1848-1865, in a volume for each
category (Vol. 18 equals B, etc). (* not a misprint!).
6. Most of the earlier entries are in columns, often across two pages, which can
be easier to read, (once you've translated the headings!). Later entries are
mainly in continuous text, which can be more difficult.

Neither of these films have been transcribed. I hope this information may be
useful to those searching in German/Polish records.

Best-Miriam Margolyes
yarrawa@...

London
searching: SANDMAN(N) JENKINS, LEWIS (Newcastle UK)

Viewmate photos from Pittsburg, PA from around 1920 #general

Aryeh Wanderman
 

I have posted on ViewMate three pictures of young Jewish friends taken in
Pittsburgh, PA around 1920. We have many more similar pictures. Anyone
who would like copies of more of these pictures please advise me privately.

The addresses for the pictures are as follows:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17924

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17925

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17926

Judith Wanderman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or by using the viewmate response form to
identify the people in the photos or to request copies

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate photos from Pittsburg, PA from around 1920 #general

Aryeh Wanderman
 

I have posted on ViewMate three pictures of young Jewish friends taken in
Pittsburgh, PA around 1920. We have many more similar pictures. Anyone
who would like copies of more of these pictures please advise me privately.

The addresses for the pictures are as follows:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17924

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17925

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=17926

Judith Wanderman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or by using the viewmate response form to
identify the people in the photos or to request copies

Re: Jewish Hungarian Orphans late 1800s #hungary

Alicia Weiss
 

Greetings Magyar-descendants,

I am back on the genealogy trail after a "life-induced" hiatus and
much in need of your collective wisdom. Does anyone have suggestion
as to how I might research what would have been the likely fate of an
orphaned Jewish boy in Szecseny (Nograd megye) in the 1880s to 1890s?
I have been trying for several years to learn about the early life of
my paternal grandfather, Simon Weiss (possibly Weisz originally)-and
certainly not a great name to try to track! His birth in 1878 does
not appear in the FHL Jewish registry for Szecseny. I know that he was
orphaned, but not at what age. My father also believe he traveled
through parts of Europe as a youth with circuses, possibly with the
Cig=E1ny, before coming to the US.
Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer,
Alicia J. Weiss
Researching: WEISS- Szecseny, Hungary; POLLAK- Kaposmero and
Csurgo, Hungary; KUNDLER- Gyongyos, Hungary; FODOR-Csurgo, Hungary;
MAUTNER-Hungary, HEMPEL- Poland; PRESSMAN- Russia; GOLDFELD-Russia

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Jewish Hungarian Orphans late 1800s #hungary

Alicia Weiss
 

Greetings Magyar-descendants,

I am back on the genealogy trail after a "life-induced" hiatus and
much in need of your collective wisdom. Does anyone have suggestion
as to how I might research what would have been the likely fate of an
orphaned Jewish boy in Szecseny (Nograd megye) in the 1880s to 1890s?
I have been trying for several years to learn about the early life of
my paternal grandfather, Simon Weiss (possibly Weisz originally)-and
certainly not a great name to try to track! His birth in 1878 does
not appear in the FHL Jewish registry for Szecseny. I know that he was
orphaned, but not at what age. My father also believe he traveled
through parts of Europe as a youth with circuses, possibly with the
Cig=E1ny, before coming to the US.
Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to offer,
Alicia J. Weiss
Researching: WEISS- Szecseny, Hungary; POLLAK- Kaposmero and
Csurgo, Hungary; KUNDLER- Gyongyos, Hungary; FODOR-Csurgo, Hungary;
MAUTNER-Hungary, HEMPEL- Poland; PRESSMAN- Russia; GOLDFELD-Russia

Re: a death certificate in New York #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Heather Highman writes:
"I need to find the death certificate of my Aunt Renee, my Mothers younger sister.
Her second husband was Robert (Bobby)Unger / Ungar. Her birth and death dates are
29:02:1924 and August 1987 I cannot find either of them in any of the cemetery
lists , either Find a Grave or any of the cemeteries that people in Manhattan would
use, in Long Island , where my Grandmother Eda Silk Neumann/ Stempel, is buried
with her Husbands family, in the Mount Judah Cemetery. Please can someone let me
know where I can find her death certificate , as I hope that the cemetery is in the
details on it."

Checking the ProQuest historical newspaper database I found an obituary for Renee
Unger (by searching under "Unger-Renee") for August 1987. The obituary reads that
she "died suddenly in her favorite place, Zurich, Switzerland while on vacation."
She died on August 16, services were on the 21st, and she was buried at Beth David
Cemetery, Elmont, L.I."

Beth David cemetery - 300 Elmont Rd - Elmont, NY (phone number available on line)

It is always good to check newspapers if you can't find a death record as people
sometimes died while out of town or on vacation and there would be no death
certificate filed in their city of residence. Many obituaries contain useful
family information, as this one does, which helps you find collateral relatives and
the married names of women. Regional newspaper often have even longer death
notices, chock full of interesting insights. Obits are a rich source of
genealogical information.

ProQuest is available for free at many public and university libraries, and
regional newspapers are being digitized by many online sources (including the
library of congress) for free searching. You can also call a city's public library
to see if they have microfilm copies of their local papers. Sometimes a librarian
will search for you or you can order these films. Ancestry also has many
newspapers available on their website. If you are a home delivery subscriber to
the NY Times you can access their historical database for free. Check your account
page for more information.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: a death certificate in New York #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Heather Highman writes:
"I need to find the death certificate of my Aunt Renee, my Mothers younger sister.
Her second husband was Robert (Bobby)Unger / Ungar. Her birth and death dates are
29:02:1924 and August 1987 I cannot find either of them in any of the cemetery
lists , either Find a Grave or any of the cemeteries that people in Manhattan would
use, in Long Island , where my Grandmother Eda Silk Neumann/ Stempel, is buried
with her Husbands family, in the Mount Judah Cemetery. Please can someone let me
know where I can find her death certificate , as I hope that the cemetery is in the
details on it."

Checking the ProQuest historical newspaper database I found an obituary for Renee
Unger (by searching under "Unger-Renee") for August 1987. The obituary reads that
she "died suddenly in her favorite place, Zurich, Switzerland while on vacation."
She died on August 16, services were on the 21st, and she was buried at Beth David
Cemetery, Elmont, L.I."

Beth David cemetery - 300 Elmont Rd - Elmont, NY (phone number available on line)

It is always good to check newspapers if you can't find a death record as people
sometimes died while out of town or on vacation and there would be no death
certificate filed in their city of residence. Many obituaries contain useful
family information, as this one does, which helps you find collateral relatives and
the married names of women. Regional newspaper often have even longer death
notices, chock full of interesting insights. Obits are a rich source of
genealogical information.

ProQuest is available for free at many public and university libraries, and
regional newspapers are being digitized by many online sources (including the
library of congress) for free searching. You can also call a city's public library
to see if they have microfilm copies of their local papers. Sometimes a librarian
will search for you or you can order these films. Ancestry also has many
newspapers available on their website. If you are a home delivery subscriber to
the NY Times you can access their historical database for free. Check your account
page for more information.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...