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IAJGS Welcomes Newest Member - Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (Albany, NY area) #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society as
the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. For more
information about the Albany, New York group, please see contact the
organization's Secretary, Susan Kugler at crjgs1@...

The group already has been presenting programs since last fall and is
continuing to work on the remainder of the current year's schedule. The
next meeting, "An Introduction to Using DNA in Genealogy", will be Sunday
April 22nd >from 10:00 AM through noon at Congregation Gates of Heaven in
Schenectady (852 Ashmore Ave, Schenectady). The meeting is open to current
and prospective members.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@...

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Welcomes Newest Member - Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society (Albany, NY area) #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society as
the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. For more
information about the Albany, New York group, please see contact the
organization's Secretary, Susan Kugler at crjgs1@...

The group already has been presenting programs since last fall and is
continuing to work on the remainder of the current year's schedule. The
next meeting, "An Introduction to Using DNA in Genealogy", will be Sunday
April 22nd >from 10:00 AM through noon at Congregation Gates of Heaven in
Schenectady (852 Ashmore Ave, Schenectady). The meeting is open to current
and prospective members.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@...

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


JGS of Maryland April 29 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Brooke Schreier Ganz
Title: "Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy"
Date and Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library'?s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018, to hear Brooke Schreier Ganz
present "?Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for
Genealogy."

Tired of being told by archives, libraries, and government agencies
that the genealogical records you want are "unavailable"? We were,
too, so we figured out how to do something about it. We're Reclaim The
Records, a new not-for-profit activist group of more than 5000
genealogists, researchers, historians, and journalists. We use Freedom
of Information laws - and sometimes even lawsuits - to obtain copies of
previously inaccessible archival record sets, which we then put online
for free public use.

We've won the first-ever public and online access to more than twenty
million archival records, including the New York City marriage license
index (1909-1995), the New York State death index (1880-1956), and the
New Jersey marriage index (1901-2016), and we have an ongoing lawsuit
for the Missouri birth and death index (1910-present), and more. This
presentation will explain how we accomplished this, as well as the
history and legal basics of Freedom of Information laws, and will
teach researchers how to file requests for any records that may help
their own family tree research.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland April 29 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Brooke Schreier Ganz
Title: "Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy"
Date and Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library'?s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018, to hear Brooke Schreier Ganz
present "?Reclaim The Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for
Genealogy."

Tired of being told by archives, libraries, and government agencies
that the genealogical records you want are "unavailable"? We were,
too, so we figured out how to do something about it. We're Reclaim The
Records, a new not-for-profit activist group of more than 5000
genealogists, researchers, historians, and journalists. We use Freedom
of Information laws - and sometimes even lawsuits - to obtain copies of
previously inaccessible archival record sets, which we then put online
for free public use.

We've won the first-ever public and online access to more than twenty
million archival records, including the New York City marriage license
index (1909-1995), the New York State death index (1880-1956), and the
New Jersey marriage index (1901-2016), and we have an ongoing lawsuit
for the Missouri birth and death index (1910-present), and more. This
presentation will explain how we accomplished this, as well as the
history and legal basics of Freedom of Information laws, and will
teach researchers how to file requests for any records that may help
their own family tree research.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations


Kavarskas #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

I would like to announce the formation of a Facebook group, "Jewish
History of Kavarskas, Lithuania and Surrounding Communities". If you
have questions about an ancestor >from Kavarskas, Kurkliai or other
nearby communities, or if you have relevant information or photographs
you would like to share, I hope you will join us.

Judith Singer
CHARNEY / CHERNOFF / CHARNO >from Kavarskas


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kavarskas #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

I would like to announce the formation of a Facebook group, "Jewish
History of Kavarskas, Lithuania and Surrounding Communities". If you
have questions about an ancestor >from Kavarskas, Kurkliai or other
nearby communities, or if you have relevant information or photographs
you would like to share, I hope you will join us.

Judith Singer
CHARNEY / CHERNOFF / CHARNO >from Kavarskas


The Global Partisans' Song Project on South African National TV #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

This impressive 12 minute segment on the Global Partisans' Song
Project featured on SABC TV, South Africa's national television
network, last Sunday:

https://youtu.be/tnaCtuqVBgg

There are many Jewish educators around the world with connections to
either United Herzlia Schools in Cape Town or King David Schools in
Johannesburg.

Add to that the large percentage of Jewish South African migrants who
attended these two schools.

They must feel particularly proud of their Alma Maters that are engaging
Jewish students to stand up and be proud and knowledgeable of their
Jewish cultural heritage.

We must not forget the significant contribution of the teachers and many
students of the ORT schools in the FSU - the Former Soviet Union, who
have participated.
ORT schools in the FSU which have supported the program are in Russia,
Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania and Estonia.

The most prominent Jewish person who attended Herzlia School in Cape =
Town is none other than the Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, =
Ephraim Mirvis.

The Partisans' Song Project: http://elirab.me/zog-nit-keynmol/

Shabbat Shalom

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
http://elirab.me


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Global Partisans' Song Project on South African National TV #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

This impressive 12 minute segment on the Global Partisans' Song
Project featured on SABC TV, South Africa's national television
network, last Sunday:

https://youtu.be/tnaCtuqVBgg

There are many Jewish educators around the world with connections to
either United Herzlia Schools in Cape Town or King David Schools in
Johannesburg.

Add to that the large percentage of Jewish South African migrants who
attended these two schools.

They must feel particularly proud of their Alma Maters that are engaging
Jewish students to stand up and be proud and knowledgeable of their
Jewish cultural heritage.

We must not forget the significant contribution of the teachers and many
students of the ORT schools in the FSU - the Former Soviet Union, who
have participated.
ORT schools in the FSU which have supported the program are in Russia,
Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania and Estonia.

The most prominent Jewish person who attended Herzlia School in Cape =
Town is none other than the Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, =
Ephraim Mirvis.

The Partisans' Song Project: http://elirab.me/zog-nit-keynmol/

Shabbat Shalom

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
http://elirab.me


New Kaunas 1922 Household Census #lithuania

Salinger Ralph
 

Perhaps the most exciting event of my period as Kaunas District Coordinator
is the great pleasure in announcing that the 1922 Kaunas Household Census
has been posted to our Kaunas District Research Group site.

It is a file with over 16,000 names detailing who lived where in Kaunas in
1922 !

If you are not a part of the Kaunas District Research Group and are
interested in joining to see this incredible document. Please contact me and
I will send you details of how to join our group.

Ralph Salinger
salinger@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Kaunas 1922 Household Census #lithuania

Salinger Ralph
 

Perhaps the most exciting event of my period as Kaunas District Coordinator
is the great pleasure in announcing that the 1922 Kaunas Household Census
has been posted to our Kaunas District Research Group site.

It is a file with over 16,000 names detailing who lived where in Kaunas in
1922 !

If you are not a part of the Kaunas District Research Group and are
interested in joining to see this incredible document. Please contact me and
I will send you details of how to join our group.

Ralph Salinger
salinger@...


Re: Book on Jewish Belarus Genealogy #belarus

Andrei Burdenkov <andrei.burdenkov@...>
 

For Belarus genealogy basics:

an interview with a guy >from Minsk archives who tells about sources, ways
and terms of independent search. On my non-profit graves.by website
there are links to archives and online resources though in Belarus
many handy sources are offline.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lufCz3O_FF8&list=PLk8V5rzyfY17TCs-KtQBDhqBtBq699qfJ

Andrei
graves.by


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Book on Jewish Belarus Genealogy #belarus

Andrei Burdenkov <andrei.burdenkov@...>
 

For Belarus genealogy basics:

an interview with a guy >from Minsk archives who tells about sources, ways
and terms of independent search. On my non-profit graves.by website
there are links to archives and online resources though in Belarus
many handy sources are offline.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lufCz3O_FF8&list=PLk8V5rzyfY17TCs-KtQBDhqBtBq699qfJ

Andrei
graves.by


Book on Jewish Belarus Genalogy #belarus

Marion Werle <werleme@...>
 

Yesterday there was a posting that erroneously suggested that Arlene
Beare's "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" includes
Belarus. It does not. The book focuses on exactly what its title
states, namely Latvia and Estonia.

Hope that helps.

--
Marion Werle
<werleme@...>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Book on Jewish Belarus Genalogy #belarus

Marion Werle <werleme@...>
 

Yesterday there was a posting that erroneously suggested that Arlene
Beare's "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia" includes
Belarus. It does not. The book focuses on exactly what its title
states, namely Latvia and Estonia.

Hope that helps.

--
Marion Werle
<werleme@...>


Re: Where is Kruk or Crook in Latvia? #latvia

Carol Hoffman
 

If you look at the location of Kriukai on the map
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/map/, you can see that is very
close to Latvia. In fact it is only 90 km >from Riga.

Carol Hoffman
President LitvakSIG


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Where is Kruk or Crook in Latvia? #latvia

Carol Hoffman
 

If you look at the location of Kriukai on the map
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/map/, you can see that is very
close to Latvia. In fact it is only 90 km >from Riga.

Carol Hoffman
President LitvakSIG


Re: Why is Susskind a kinnui for Alexander #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Realising that I knew very little about Alexander the Great, and rising
to the challenge, I consulted a few text books about his life. I found
out that he married his second wife, a daughter of King Darius, at
Susa, a town in Iran, north of present-day Alexandria (which my Atlas
of Past times also calls Susiana) . So calling someone 'child of Susa'
could have the implication 'child of Alexander', inheriting his success
and nobility. Historically, I believe Susskinds were often prominent
members of their communities; publishers and magistrates spring to mind.

But I'm sorry to report, that I also suspect that the connection between
Alexander the Great and and the word 'Sus' lies in his growing belief,
also recorded in the Atlas, that he was a child of the Roman god Zeus.
That this won't be acceptable to many members of the discussion group
doesn't make it any less likely.

Quite separately, picking up on a previous post, any doting mother
can tell you that a happy child is a sweet child, though the etymology
here is admittedly pretty dodgy.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@...


Thank you for post with links for Israel's Independence Day #germany

Deb
 

Hi,
Thank you for sending the post with links in honor of Israel's
Independence Day. I read Exodus in Jr. High on my own for free reading.
I hope to look through the other links as well. I viewed video of the
lighting ceremony but could only make out a few words- aliyah and olim,
etc. My Hebrew is not quite toddler level.

Shalom, Deb Albus, Fridley, MN, USA darnfloor42@...


German SIG #Germany Thank you for post with links for Israel's Independence Day #germany

Deb
 

Hi,
Thank you for sending the post with links in honor of Israel's
Independence Day. I read Exodus in Jr. High on my own for free reading.
I hope to look through the other links as well. I viewed video of the
lighting ceremony but could only make out a few words- aliyah and olim,
etc. My Hebrew is not quite toddler level.

Shalom, Deb Albus, Fridley, MN, USA darnfloor42@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Why is Susskind a kinnui for Alexander #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

Realising that I knew very little about Alexander the Great, and rising
to the challenge, I consulted a few text books about his life. I found
out that he married his second wife, a daughter of King Darius, at
Susa, a town in Iran, north of present-day Alexandria (which my Atlas
of Past times also calls Susiana) . So calling someone 'child of Susa'
could have the implication 'child of Alexander', inheriting his success
and nobility. Historically, I believe Susskinds were often prominent
members of their communities; publishers and magistrates spring to mind.

But I'm sorry to report, that I also suspect that the connection between
Alexander the Great and and the word 'Sus' lies in his growing belief,
also recorded in the Atlas, that he was a child of the Roman god Zeus.
That this won't be acceptable to many members of the discussion group
doesn't make it any less likely.

Quite separately, picking up on a previous post, any doting mother
can tell you that a happy child is a sweet child, though the etymology
here is admittedly pretty dodgy.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@...

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