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Bone Marrow match urgently needed for 2-year old New Jersey resident #romania

Karen Lefkowitz
 

Although I am a long-time researcher (JewishGen Registration No.
3829), this is the most important message I have ever written.
My 2-year old grandson Ezra Fineman has a rare primary immune
deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome. The only cure is a bone marrow
transplant. He needs to find a donor that is his perfect match and
that match could be YOU or a member of your family.
Since tissue type is inherited, Ezra's best chance of finding a match
lies with those of Eastern European ancestry, particularly Polish and
Hungarian. The towns and surnames associated with Ezra's ancestry are
listed below.
However, donors of *all* backgrounds are needed and the Gift of Life
Foundation is making it easy for you to join the bone marrow registry
to see if you may be Ezra's perfect match or some other patient's
miracle match.

Here's how you can participate:
1) Potential donors must be age 18-60 and in general good health to
join the registry.

Cheek swab test kits can be ordered online through Gift of Life Bone
Marrow Foundation at

https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Help4Ezra/blog.aspx

or find a bone marrow drive near you at:

http://www.giftoflife.org/Public/Events.aspx

2) If you are above the age of 60, please encourage your family
members and friends to join the registry.

3) If you reside outside of the United States and Canada, please
contact help4ezra@... for more information.

4) For more information, please go to:
https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Help4Ezra/blog.aspx or contact
help4ezra@.... The Gift of Life Coordinator for this project is
Shayne Pilpel. Shayne would be pleased to answer any questions about
the Gift of Life Foundation and can be reached at:
spilpel@...

On behalf of my daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Evan Fineman, the
parents of Ezra, I thank you for whatever role you or family can play
at this critical time.

Karen Lefkowitz
Monsey, NY

Towns and surnames associated with Ezra's ancestry are:

Moldava

~~~~~~~

* Kishinev (Chisinau): FRIEDMAN, MEISENBERG, SHAPIRO, LEVITT

Ukraine

~~~~~~~

* Zhitomir: MEISENBERG, TAUB

* Chermerivtsi: GREENBERG

Hungary

~~~~~~~

* Elmialfulva (Endrefalva or Ermihalyfalva?): KLEIN

* Eger: BRAUN

* Szikeoy (Cejkov?): BRIER

* Balaton (Veladin?): BRAUN

Poland

~~~~~~~

* Stopnica area: BORKENSZTAJN, ZISSER, SUSSER, KAFEL, LINDER

* Tarnow and Szczucin area: SUSSER

* Bialystok, Trzcianne, Goniadz area: BLACHER, PERLIS, BALABUS,
BLOCK, LEVIN, DUDINSKY, GEDRES, COHEN

* Nowogrod and Dobrylas area: LEFOWITZ (LEFKOWITZ), KIEK or KIJEK, COHEN, RUDZKA

* Przasnysz: BLANK, MONKAR, MAKA




Lithuania

~~~~~~~~

* Vilnus: VERSHOFSKY, BAUSC



Turkey

~~~~~~~

* FRIEDMAN, SHAPIRO



Anywhere: LITTENBERG and STRASSNER


Romania SIG #Romania Bone Marrow match urgently needed for 2-year old New Jersey resident #romania

Karen Lefkowitz
 

Although I am a long-time researcher (JewishGen Registration No.
3829), this is the most important message I have ever written.
My 2-year old grandson Ezra Fineman has a rare primary immune
deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome. The only cure is a bone marrow
transplant. He needs to find a donor that is his perfect match and
that match could be YOU or a member of your family.
Since tissue type is inherited, Ezra's best chance of finding a match
lies with those of Eastern European ancestry, particularly Polish and
Hungarian. The towns and surnames associated with Ezra's ancestry are
listed below.
However, donors of *all* backgrounds are needed and the Gift of Life
Foundation is making it easy for you to join the bone marrow registry
to see if you may be Ezra's perfect match or some other patient's
miracle match.

Here's how you can participate:
1) Potential donors must be age 18-60 and in general good health to
join the registry.

Cheek swab test kits can be ordered online through Gift of Life Bone
Marrow Foundation at

https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Help4Ezra/blog.aspx

or find a bone marrow drive near you at:

http://www.giftoflife.org/Public/Events.aspx

2) If you are above the age of 60, please encourage your family
members and friends to join the registry.

3) If you reside outside of the United States and Canada, please
contact help4ezra@... for more information.

4) For more information, please go to:
https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/Help4Ezra/blog.aspx or contact
help4ezra@.... The Gift of Life Coordinator for this project is
Shayne Pilpel. Shayne would be pleased to answer any questions about
the Gift of Life Foundation and can be reached at:
spilpel@...

On behalf of my daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Evan Fineman, the
parents of Ezra, I thank you for whatever role you or family can play
at this critical time.

Karen Lefkowitz
Monsey, NY

Towns and surnames associated with Ezra's ancestry are:

Moldava

~~~~~~~

* Kishinev (Chisinau): FRIEDMAN, MEISENBERG, SHAPIRO, LEVITT

Ukraine

~~~~~~~

* Zhitomir: MEISENBERG, TAUB

* Chermerivtsi: GREENBERG

Hungary

~~~~~~~

* Elmialfulva (Endrefalva or Ermihalyfalva?): KLEIN

* Eger: BRAUN

* Szikeoy (Cejkov?): BRIER

* Balaton (Veladin?): BRAUN

Poland

~~~~~~~

* Stopnica area: BORKENSZTAJN, ZISSER, SUSSER, KAFEL, LINDER

* Tarnow and Szczucin area: SUSSER

* Bialystok, Trzcianne, Goniadz area: BLACHER, PERLIS, BALABUS,
BLOCK, LEVIN, DUDINSKY, GEDRES, COHEN

* Nowogrod and Dobrylas area: LEFOWITZ (LEFKOWITZ), KIEK or KIJEK, COHEN, RUDZKA

* Przasnysz: BLANK, MONKAR, MAKA




Lithuania

~~~~~~~~

* Vilnus: VERSHOFSKY, BAUSC



Turkey

~~~~~~~

* FRIEDMAN, SHAPIRO



Anywhere: LITTENBERG and STRASSNER


Israel Genealogical Society Seminar - Call for Papers #belarus

billie.stein@...
 

Kol Koreh - Call for Papers

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to issue this call for
papers for the 7th Annual One Day Seminar to take place at Beit
Hatfutzot (the Diaspora Museum) in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, 29 November
2011 / 3 Kislev 5772.(

This year the central theme will be:

Genealogy is Multifaceted!

Genealogy covers every aspect of the lives of our families: their
daily lives, their emigration and immigration, marriages and divorces,
births and deaths, education and occupations, property, illnesses, and
even the food they ate.

Research in every area of genealogy today is aided in non-traditional
ways, by understanding how to manipulate the latest technology, be it
Twitter, Facebook, webinars, blogs, ebooks or other options available
through the internet.

This year our seminar will be divided into two parts. The first part
will include presentations on different aspects of genealogy, from
demography to everyday living. The second part will take a lecture to
show how technology could be applied to researching that topic. There
will be workshops at different levels where we will learn how to use
various technical aspects to advance our research methods.

We invite you to propose lectures on any discipline linked to
genealogy and if you have used any of the various methods of
electronic research, please indicate that in your proposal. New ways
of research will be covered in separate hands on sessions
If you would like to lead one of these, please indicate that.

Length of your proposal: Up to 100 words
Indicate your preferred language of presentation[s]: English or Hebrew or
both
Please include a short biography: Under 50 words
Last date for receiving your proposal: 15 June 2011
Address to which to send your proposal: yomiyun7@...

We look forward to your submissions!

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion, Chairman

Billie Stein

The Organising Committee of the 7th Annual One Day Seminar
The Israel Genealogical Society


Belarus SIG #Belarus Israel Genealogical Society Seminar - Call for Papers #belarus

billie.stein@...
 

Kol Koreh - Call for Papers

The Israel Genealogical Society is pleased to issue this call for
papers for the 7th Annual One Day Seminar to take place at Beit
Hatfutzot (the Diaspora Museum) in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, 29 November
2011 / 3 Kislev 5772.(

This year the central theme will be:

Genealogy is Multifaceted!

Genealogy covers every aspect of the lives of our families: their
daily lives, their emigration and immigration, marriages and divorces,
births and deaths, education and occupations, property, illnesses, and
even the food they ate.

Research in every area of genealogy today is aided in non-traditional
ways, by understanding how to manipulate the latest technology, be it
Twitter, Facebook, webinars, blogs, ebooks or other options available
through the internet.

This year our seminar will be divided into two parts. The first part
will include presentations on different aspects of genealogy, from
demography to everyday living. The second part will take a lecture to
show how technology could be applied to researching that topic. There
will be workshops at different levels where we will learn how to use
various technical aspects to advance our research methods.

We invite you to propose lectures on any discipline linked to
genealogy and if you have used any of the various methods of
electronic research, please indicate that in your proposal. New ways
of research will be covered in separate hands on sessions
If you would like to lead one of these, please indicate that.

Length of your proposal: Up to 100 words
Indicate your preferred language of presentation[s]: English or Hebrew or
both
Please include a short biography: Under 50 words
Last date for receiving your proposal: 15 June 2011
Address to which to send your proposal: yomiyun7@...

We look forward to your submissions!

Dr. Martha Lev-Zion, Chairman

Billie Stein

The Organising Committee of the 7th Annual One Day Seminar
The Israel Genealogical Society


Researching DEUTSCH/Taitz Dolhinov #belarus

RDeutsch@...
 

I am attempting to locate a Lazar DEUTSCH who may be on our family tree.
I have found a Lazar Deutsch (not sure if he is who I am looking for) who
arrived in the United States on July 6, 1909 on the Prinz Fredk Wilhelm but
was held for special inquiry. He subsequently dismissed his appeal to
remain in this country and was sent back. Does anyone have any suggestions
for tracking down the record of deportation to determine whether this
individual is who I am looking for? The ship arrival record into the
country contains virtually no information either.

Ron Deutsch
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Researching DEUTSCH/Taitz Dolhinov #belarus

RDeutsch@...
 

I am attempting to locate a Lazar DEUTSCH who may be on our family tree.
I have found a Lazar Deutsch (not sure if he is who I am looking for) who
arrived in the United States on July 6, 1909 on the Prinz Fredk Wilhelm but
was held for special inquiry. He subsequently dismissed his appeal to
remain in this country and was sent back. Does anyone have any suggestions
for tracking down the record of deportation to determine whether this
individual is who I am looking for? The ship arrival record into the
country contains virtually no information either.

Ron Deutsch
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Facebook group for Stolin, Belarus #belarus

joshua.s.perlman@...
 

Hello,
I've read the posts on the Belarus SIG for years, but this is my
first time posting.
I have created a group on Facebook for people who are interested in
the town of Stolin. So far there about 60 of us, but I realize that
I neglected to use the SIG to let others know. Currently we are
working on translating one of the two Yizkor books. The group is
relatively new, which means that people are still getting know
each other, so it's a good time to join. Please let me know if
you have interest and if you are not familiar with Facebook,
I can offer my assistance.
Best,
Josh Perlman
Washington, DC
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Facebook group for Stolin, Belarus #belarus

joshua.s.perlman@...
 

Hello,
I've read the posts on the Belarus SIG for years, but this is my
first time posting.
I have created a group on Facebook for people who are interested in
the town of Stolin. So far there about 60 of us, but I realize that
I neglected to use the SIG to let others know. Currently we are
working on translating one of the two Yizkor books. The group is
relatively new, which means that people are still getting know
each other, so it's a good time to join. Please let me know if
you have interest and if you are not familiar with Facebook,
I can offer my assistance.
Best,
Josh Perlman
Washington, DC
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Machpelah Cemetery (Michigan) Burials Online #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

A few weeks ago I reported that I had chanced upon the website of Machpelah
Cemetery of Ferndale (near Detroit), Michigan.
( http://www.machpelahcemetery.org )

Today, Gary Mokotoff, the editor of the on-line magazine about Jewish
genealogy, "Nu? What's New?," reported that you can make your own search
engine for the site with Google.

I quote, "There is no search engine, but you can create your own by using
Google with the following keywords:
"<surname> site:http://www.machpelahcemetery.org.?

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Machpelah Cemetery (Michigan) Burials Online #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

A few weeks ago I reported that I had chanced upon the website of Machpelah
Cemetery of Ferndale (near Detroit), Michigan.
( http://www.machpelahcemetery.org )

Today, Gary Mokotoff, the editor of the on-line magazine about Jewish
genealogy, "Nu? What's New?," reported that you can make your own search
engine for the site with Google.

I quote, "There is no search engine, but you can create your own by using
Google with the following keywords:
"<surname> site:http://www.machpelahcemetery.org.?

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


US Archivist Appoints New Chief Information Officer #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist, David Ferriero, announced on May 4 that he appointed Michael
Wash as the new National Archives Open Government Executive/Chief
Information Officer. Mr. Wash will be responsible for leading innovative
projects and programs and developing information systems and tools. Prior
to this appointment,for seven years Mr. Wash was the CIO of the U.S.
Government Printing Office. Before joining the federal government Mr. Wash
worked at Eastman Kodak Company for 26 years. To read more about this
appointment go to:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-124.html

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen US Archivist Appoints New Chief Information Officer #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist, David Ferriero, announced on May 4 that he appointed Michael
Wash as the new National Archives Open Government Executive/Chief
Information Officer. Mr. Wash will be responsible for leading innovative
projects and programs and developing information systems and tools. Prior
to this appointment,for seven years Mr. Wash was the CIO of the U.S.
Government Printing Office. Before joining the federal government Mr. Wash
worked at Eastman Kodak Company for 26 years. To read more about this
appointment go to:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-124.html

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


Belarus / Minsk Records #general

ms nodrog
 

To all Minsk / Belarus researchers....
Recently I received the first file containing Minsk Birth records. These
records are one of the first files that will be available to those
researchers making a donation to this project. The file has over 1000
family names and listings for people born in the 1880's in Minsk (town,
uyezd and gubernia.) What an exciting find and addition to BelarusSig
researchers! I look forward to receiving more files as soon as enough funds
are accumulated.

Help fund these files. Read the information below and please make a
donation to help all Minsk / Belarus researchers.

Thanks and Good Luck with your research.
Hope Gordon

The Belarus SIG has recently gotten access to some records >from Minsk that
are not in the archives in Minsk and have not been filmed by the Family
History Library. These records are primarily for Minsk City, but some of
them also include a few shtetls in Minsk District.

Some of the records included are:
1. birth records 1866 Zaslsavye
2. death records 1867 (some months) Minsk
3. birth records 1879-1900 and 1906 and 1917 Minsk
4. birth records 1890 (incomplete) Rokov
5, marriage records 1907 Ostroshitskiy Gorodok
6. death records 1908 Kaminsk
7. marriage records 1914 Minsk
8. In addition to these metrical records, tax records, conscription lists,
and resident lists are also available.

If you want to make sure these records are translated and made available
for your personal research, please make a generous donation to the Minsk
Gubernia: Revision Lists and Metrical Records Project by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

Scroll down the page till you find the project.

Thanks for all your support!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Belarus / Minsk Records #general

ms nodrog
 

To all Minsk / Belarus researchers....
Recently I received the first file containing Minsk Birth records. These
records are one of the first files that will be available to those
researchers making a donation to this project. The file has over 1000
family names and listings for people born in the 1880's in Minsk (town,
uyezd and gubernia.) What an exciting find and addition to BelarusSig
researchers! I look forward to receiving more files as soon as enough funds
are accumulated.

Help fund these files. Read the information below and please make a
donation to help all Minsk / Belarus researchers.

Thanks and Good Luck with your research.
Hope Gordon

The Belarus SIG has recently gotten access to some records >from Minsk that
are not in the archives in Minsk and have not been filmed by the Family
History Library. These records are primarily for Minsk City, but some of
them also include a few shtetls in Minsk District.

Some of the records included are:
1. birth records 1866 Zaslsavye
2. death records 1867 (some months) Minsk
3. birth records 1879-1900 and 1906 and 1917 Minsk
4. birth records 1890 (incomplete) Rokov
5, marriage records 1907 Ostroshitskiy Gorodok
6. death records 1908 Kaminsk
7. marriage records 1914 Minsk
8. In addition to these metrical records, tax records, conscription lists,
and resident lists are also available.

If you want to make sure these records are translated and made available
for your personal research, please make a generous donation to the Minsk
Gubernia: Revision Lists and Metrical Records Project by going to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

Scroll down the page till you find the project.

Thanks for all your support!


Re: Internal passports #general

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark
 

Hi all

Many thanks to the people who were so kind as to reply to my query. It
clarified the situation for me. But no relatives came calling.

Margaret Fullarton
Oaklands NSW Australia

Searching: TOFF, MARK, SHEVELOVICH/SHAVELOVICH/SEWELSON/SEVELSON, KROPMAN, CRAFT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Internal passports #general

Margaret Fullarton and David Mark
 

Hi all

Many thanks to the people who were so kind as to reply to my query. It
clarified the situation for me. But no relatives came calling.

Margaret Fullarton
Oaklands NSW Australia

Searching: TOFF, MARK, SHEVELOVICH/SHAVELOVICH/SEWELSON/SEVELSON, KROPMAN, CRAFT


Searching for Probate Record in New York #general

Gary Gershfield
 

Hello to all,
I came across a mysterious probate record >from 1962 filed in the Bronx.
The probate record was not a will, but a Letter of Administration filed by
the deceased's sister indicating that there was no known will.

What is shocking is that it reads that the deceased left no children,
indicating that the estate should be divided among the sister and her children.

The deceased did indeed have 2 sons (same surname): 17 years old and 11
years old, living with their mother in the Bronx. The deceased had separated
from the mother, but was in contact with both sons, and visited them regularly.
Would there be any other type of record that I can search for? Has anyone
ever encountered a relative having 2 probate records?

In other words, could a relative have filed a Letter of Administration in
one borough, while there was actually another probate record (a Will) somewhere
else?

I would be grateful for some leads, and some experiences. Thank you.

Gary Gershfield
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Probate Record in New York #general

Gary Gershfield
 

Hello to all,
I came across a mysterious probate record >from 1962 filed in the Bronx.
The probate record was not a will, but a Letter of Administration filed by
the deceased's sister indicating that there was no known will.

What is shocking is that it reads that the deceased left no children,
indicating that the estate should be divided among the sister and her children.

The deceased did indeed have 2 sons (same surname): 17 years old and 11
years old, living with their mother in the Bronx. The deceased had separated
from the mother, but was in contact with both sons, and visited them regularly.
Would there be any other type of record that I can search for? Has anyone
ever encountered a relative having 2 probate records?

In other words, could a relative have filed a Letter of Administration in
one borough, while there was actually another probate record (a Will) somewhere
else?

I would be grateful for some leads, and some experiences. Thank you.

Gary Gershfield
New York


HOROWITZ of St. Louis, Missouri #general

Michelle Sandler <mgs.list1@...>
 

Is anyone working on the HOROWITZ line of St. Louis Missouri? Before that
they were JOLLY - JOLLEY - YOLLEY - YOLLY in the Ukraine. My husband's
great grandfather changed his name to COHEN >from YOLLY.

Sincerely,
Michelle Sandler
Westminster, CA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HOROWITZ of St. Louis, Missouri #general

Michelle Sandler <mgs.list1@...>
 

Is anyone working on the HOROWITZ line of St. Louis Missouri? Before that
they were JOLLY - JOLLEY - YOLLEY - YOLLY in the Ukraine. My husband's
great grandfather changed his name to COHEN >from YOLLY.

Sincerely,
Michelle Sandler
Westminster, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.