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JGS Illinois - May 15, 2011 Beginner's Workshop #general

Family Genealogy <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Topic: The Beginners' Workshop will be lead by Judith Frazin and is
designed to help answer the question: "How do I get started
researching my family?"

For additional information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or
phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
V.P. Publicity


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Illinois - May 15, 2011 Beginner's Workshop #general

Family Genealogy <chifamgen@...>
 

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Topic: The Beginners' Workshop will be lead by Judith Frazin and is
designed to help answer the question: "How do I get started
researching my family?"

For additional information please visit http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsi or
phone (312) 666-0100.

Sandra Imyak
V.P. Publicity


Global Catalogue of Nazi Looted Art Records Published Online in World #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On May 5th at the US National Archives in Washington DC leading national
archives and museums, signed a global agreement to provide an
international online catalogue of documentation on looted cultural
artifacts. The project will enable families to research their losses,
provenance, researchers to locate important documentation, and historians
to study newly accessible materials on the history of objects taken by the
Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The catalogue was created through collaboration
between national archives and expert organizations in Belgium, France,
Germany, Ukraine, the UK and USA.

The purpose of the project is to extend public access to all records related
to looted cultural artifacts by cataloguing and digitizing the archival
materials and making them available through a single international web
portal hosted by the US National Archives and Records Administration.
To view the web portal go to: http://tinyurl.com/3hytzz4
original url:
http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/international-resources/index.html

A list of the participating international institutions is on the website.

The records, date >from 1939 to 1961 and range >from seizure orders,
inventories and images of looted works of art, field reports and claim forms
for seized property to interrogation reports of art dealers and reports of
the transfer of looted art works to neutral countries.The portal page is:
http://tinyurl.com/3s9uev7
[Original url:
http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/international-resources/navigate.html ]
and serves as the project's navigational hub. Each link directs users to
the search interface for the finding aids and records available >from each
participating institution.

The Portal members plan to launch a wiki to serve as a place to share
information about and research into archival resources related to Nazi-era
cultural property throughout the world.

Press release >from the National Archives (USA) may be found at:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-111.html

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting me to this agreement.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Global Catalogue of Nazi Looted Art Records Published Online in World #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On May 5th at the US National Archives in Washington DC leading national
archives and museums, signed a global agreement to provide an
international online catalogue of documentation on looted cultural
artifacts. The project will enable families to research their losses,
provenance, researchers to locate important documentation, and historians
to study newly accessible materials on the history of objects taken by the
Nazis between 1933 and 1945. The catalogue was created through collaboration
between national archives and expert organizations in Belgium, France,
Germany, Ukraine, the UK and USA.

The purpose of the project is to extend public access to all records related
to looted cultural artifacts by cataloguing and digitizing the archival
materials and making them available through a single international web
portal hosted by the US National Archives and Records Administration.
To view the web portal go to: http://tinyurl.com/3hytzz4
original url:
http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/international-resources/index.html

A list of the participating international institutions is on the website.

The records, date >from 1939 to 1961 and range >from seizure orders,
inventories and images of looted works of art, field reports and claim forms
for seized property to interrogation reports of art dealers and reports of
the transfer of looted art works to neutral countries.The portal page is:
http://tinyurl.com/3s9uev7
[Original url:
http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/international-resources/navigate.html ]
and serves as the project's navigational hub. Each link directs users to
the search interface for the finding aids and records available >from each
participating institution.

The Portal members plan to launch a wiki to serve as a place to share
information about and research into archival resources related to Nazi-era
cultural property throughout the world.

Press release >from the National Archives (USA) may be found at:
http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2011/nr11-111.html

Thank you to Saul Issroff for alerting me to this agreement.

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


Re: publishing online #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I publish online and limit information on living people to name or name and
place only (depending on which of two original software programs created the
GEDCOM). Also upon request, I will change first names to "Living" and
eliminate place (if it is included). Once the request is made, it becomes
part of my instruction set for revising the GEDCOM before creating the
files. Everything is open and searchable. I do not use GENI, because I do
not want others taking ownership or changing my data. The beauty of this is
that cousins find me (and my husband), because they Google themselves.

I also encourage people to select a different question for privacy and have
pushed back many times at banks and other places, so that now almost every
place has a choice of questions >from "What is your pet's name?" to "Who was
your prom date?" or "What was the name of your elementary school?"

Between these two approaches, I am not concerned about creating an
opportunity for identity theft. However, I did have some family members who
were much more concerned about anti-Semitism and wished to be "Living". In
fact one of women is just "Mrs. Married Surname". I had to explain to
them, that this was sufficient because the surname involved is a much more
typical Catholic surname than a Jewish one.

Sarah L. M. Christiansen
Georgetown, Texas
Researching: PERLSTADT, KARMELEK, STOKFISZ, SZPILBAUM, ANKER, BIGOS, FROM,
FEINSILBER, WAGNER, GELBFISZ (all >from Poland) EDELBERG, ARONSON, KART,
BAUM, (all Lvova, Kherson Guberniya, Ukraine) EDELBERG (also Latvia, and
Argentina)
http://genealogy.smcactuary.net

Dick@Plotz.Com
Using mother's maiden name this way seems to be less common than it was
a few years ago, possibly because of pushback >from genealogists.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: publishing online #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I publish online and limit information on living people to name or name and
place only (depending on which of two original software programs created the
GEDCOM). Also upon request, I will change first names to "Living" and
eliminate place (if it is included). Once the request is made, it becomes
part of my instruction set for revising the GEDCOM before creating the
files. Everything is open and searchable. I do not use GENI, because I do
not want others taking ownership or changing my data. The beauty of this is
that cousins find me (and my husband), because they Google themselves.

I also encourage people to select a different question for privacy and have
pushed back many times at banks and other places, so that now almost every
place has a choice of questions >from "What is your pet's name?" to "Who was
your prom date?" or "What was the name of your elementary school?"

Between these two approaches, I am not concerned about creating an
opportunity for identity theft. However, I did have some family members who
were much more concerned about anti-Semitism and wished to be "Living". In
fact one of women is just "Mrs. Married Surname". I had to explain to
them, that this was sufficient because the surname involved is a much more
typical Catholic surname than a Jewish one.

Sarah L. M. Christiansen
Georgetown, Texas
Researching: PERLSTADT, KARMELEK, STOKFISZ, SZPILBAUM, ANKER, BIGOS, FROM,
FEINSILBER, WAGNER, GELBFISZ (all >from Poland) EDELBERG, ARONSON, KART,
BAUM, (all Lvova, Kherson Guberniya, Ukraine) EDELBERG (also Latvia, and
Argentina)
http://genealogy.smcactuary.net

Dick@Plotz.Com
Using mother's maiden name this way seems to be less common than it was
a few years ago, possibly because of pushback >from genealogists.


Request for translation from German (postal card with brief message) #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I would appreciate a translation of a handwritten German message on
reverse of a postcard sent >from shtetl Hinkowce to the US in the
1920s. Both sides of the postcard are on display at ViewMate. The
message is at the following link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18931

In a separate posting I will request interpretation of the photo which
can be seen at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18932

Please reply privately or via ViewMate.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

seeking: SCHOR, STUPP >from Hinkowce (near Horodenka in eastern Galicia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request for translation from German (postal card with brief message) #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I would appreciate a translation of a handwritten German message on
reverse of a postcard sent >from shtetl Hinkowce to the US in the
1920s. Both sides of the postcard are on display at ViewMate. The
message is at the following link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18931

In a separate posting I will request interpretation of the photo which
can be seen at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18932

Please reply privately or via ViewMate.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

seeking: SCHOR, STUPP >from Hinkowce (near Horodenka in eastern Galicia)


ViewMate 18931-2: seeking photo interpretation #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted at ViewMate both sides of a postcard sent >from shtetl
Hinkowce to the United States. Hinkowce was a tiny village in eastern
Galicia. I believe the postal card was sent in 1924. The female
subject appears to be a school girl, and she is standing next to
something made of wicker. I am wondering if anyone can identify the
nature of the wicker object. I'd also appreciate educated guesses
about her lifestyle (religious, secular, social status, etc.) based on
style of dress and any other clues in the photograph. This young girl
and her family perished in the Holocaust, so this is my only
opportunity to get to know her.

You can see the photograph at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18932

You can also see the reverse of the postcard with her handwritten
German message at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18931

Please reply privately or via ViewMate.

Thank you in advance.
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

seeking: SCHOR, STUPP >from Hinkowce (near Horodenka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate 18931-2: seeking photo interpretation #general

Deborah Dworski
 

I have posted at ViewMate both sides of a postcard sent >from shtetl
Hinkowce to the United States. Hinkowce was a tiny village in eastern
Galicia. I believe the postal card was sent in 1924. The female
subject appears to be a school girl, and she is standing next to
something made of wicker. I am wondering if anyone can identify the
nature of the wicker object. I'd also appreciate educated guesses
about her lifestyle (religious, secular, social status, etc.) based on
style of dress and any other clues in the photograph. This young girl
and her family perished in the Holocaust, so this is my only
opportunity to get to know her.

You can see the photograph at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18932

You can also see the reverse of the postcard with her handwritten
German message at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=18931

Please reply privately or via ViewMate.

Thank you in advance.
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

seeking: SCHOR, STUPP >from Hinkowce (near Horodenka)


ViewMate 18920: identification of a photo #general

McCurdie
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted a photo on viewmate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18920

of a Russian soldier in 1913. I found it among my late grandmother's
photos but we do not know who it is. >from the newspaper he is holding,
the date is 24th (month in Russian) 1913.
Does anyone recognise this picture and can anyone give me
information on the uniform, the sword and perhaps tell me what
newspaper he is reading?

I would appreciate any information at all on this. My grandmother
came >from a small town on the Polish Russian border called Stolpce/
Stolbtzy.

Please reply privately to barmel@bigpond.net.au
Thank you

Melissa McCurdie Researcher 77876
Sydney
Australia
Researching; MILCENZON, SAGALOWICH, GORFINKEL Stolpce Russia/Poland
(now Belarus); KREIN, KRELL, Riga, Dwinsk (Daugavpils) Latvia;
RUBIN, AUGISTOWSKY Warsaw Poland.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or via the ViewMate website.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate 18920: identification of a photo #general

McCurdie
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted a photo on viewmate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18920

of a Russian soldier in 1913. I found it among my late grandmother's
photos but we do not know who it is. >from the newspaper he is holding,
the date is 24th (month in Russian) 1913.
Does anyone recognise this picture and can anyone give me
information on the uniform, the sword and perhaps tell me what
newspaper he is reading?

I would appreciate any information at all on this. My grandmother
came >from a small town on the Polish Russian border called Stolpce/
Stolbtzy.

Please reply privately to barmel@bigpond.net.au
Thank you

Melissa McCurdie Researcher 77876
Sydney
Australia
Researching; MILCENZON, SAGALOWICH, GORFINKEL Stolpce Russia/Poland
(now Belarus); KREIN, KRELL, Riga, Dwinsk (Daugavpils) Latvia;
RUBIN, AUGISTOWSKY Warsaw Poland.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately or via the ViewMate website.


Re: Machpelah Cemetery (Michigan) Burials Online #general

Terryn
 

A great resource for burial information at Jewish Michigan cemeteries is the
Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index hosted by the Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit
http://98.130.55.106/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=57

They have info on the cemeteries themselves, plus you can look up burial
locations and death dates. A great resource for those of us with MI roots!

Thank you,
Terryn Barill Tower

Vladimirets Genealogy
http://vladimirets.org


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

Terryn
 

A great resource for burial information at Jewish Michigan cemeteries is the
Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index hosted by the Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit
http://98.130.55.106/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=57

They have info on the cemeteries themselves, plus you can look up burial
locations and death dates. A great resource for those of us with MI roots!

Thank you,
Terryn Barill Tower

Vladimirets Genealogy
http://vladimirets.org


Belarus / Minsk Researchers #belarus

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
on to help all Minsk / Belarus researchers.

Thanks and Good Luck with your research.

Hope Gordon


TheBelarus 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=
=3D1

Scroll down the page till you find the project.

Thanks for all your support!


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus / Minsk Researchers #belarus

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
on to help all Minsk / Belarus researchers.

Thanks and Good Luck with your research.

Hope Gordon


TheBelarus 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=
=3D1

Scroll down the page till you find the project.

Thanks for all your support!


Property / Tax records #unitedkingdom

jill@...
 

Hi Michael

I suggest you look at the London Metropolitan Archives research guides at
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture
/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm

Land tax assessments, electoral registers and the Middlesex Deeds Registry
are probably the most relevant.

Regards

Jill
Staines, Middlesex


Is there a way to look up property and or tax records for a specific
address? I am interested in the history of the address 3 Mulberry St.
in the Whitechapel area. On the 1901 census, a man who I believe to my
g-g-g grandfather Morris Parnes and his daughter Betsy (who may or may
not a daughter) are living at 3 Mulberry. On the 1902 address book, my
g-g grandfather Marks Parnes is listed at his address of 24 Plumbers
Row but also at 3 Mulberry St.

Now, I know that Mulberry and Plumbers Row are right next to one
another. So if there is a way to look up property and or tax records
for an address, what information may I expect to find, if any? I
assume that there wouldn't be issues of privacy since the records
would be over 100 years old at this point.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Property / Tax records #unitedkingdom

jill@...
 

Hi Michael

I suggest you look at the London Metropolitan Archives research guides at
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture
/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm

Land tax assessments, electoral registers and the Middlesex Deeds Registry
are probably the most relevant.

Regards

Jill
Staines, Middlesex


Is there a way to look up property and or tax records for a specific
address? I am interested in the history of the address 3 Mulberry St.
in the Whitechapel area. On the 1901 census, a man who I believe to my
g-g-g grandfather Morris Parnes and his daughter Betsy (who may or may
not a daughter) are living at 3 Mulberry. On the 1902 address book, my
g-g grandfather Marks Parnes is listed at his address of 24 Plumbers
Row but also at 3 Mulberry St.

Now, I know that Mulberry and Plumbers Row are right next to one
another. So if there is a way to look up property and or tax records
for an address, what information may I expect to find, if any? I
assume that there wouldn't be issues of privacy since the records
would be over 100 years old at this point.


Re: Christ Church School - Fournier/Fashion Streets (off Brick Lane) - Student Records #unitedkingdom

cleveleys28@...
 

I too have family >from that area. My paternal grandmother Sophia Goldman
nee Kesner, whose geneology I have well documented, was born at Fashion Court
off Fashion Street in 1873; and my paternal grandfather, Louis Goldman, who was
born on Hennage Street, but whose family has been very difficult to find, except
that I have found that his father was Abraham Goldman and his mother, Sarah
Goldman, nee Friedman. I too would be very interested in finding any archival
records >from Christ Church School. I would also appreciate hearing >from anyone
who might have some information regarding my grandfather's family.

Thank you.
Janet Grosso
London
Searching: Goldman and Kesner (London)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Christ Church School - Fournier/Fashion Streets (off Brick Lane) - Student Records #unitedkingdom

cleveleys28@...
 

I too have family >from that area. My paternal grandmother Sophia Goldman
nee Kesner, whose geneology I have well documented, was born at Fashion Court
off Fashion Street in 1873; and my paternal grandfather, Louis Goldman, who was
born on Hennage Street, but whose family has been very difficult to find, except
that I have found that his father was Abraham Goldman and his mother, Sarah
Goldman, nee Friedman. I too would be very interested in finding any archival
records >from Christ Church School. I would also appreciate hearing >from anyone
who might have some information regarding my grandfather's family.

Thank you.
Janet Grosso
London
Searching: Goldman and Kesner (London)

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