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This weekend: Ancestry.com.uk Offers Free Access to WWI Records, Ancestry.ca offers All Canadian Military Records Free To Everyone To Everyone #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Tracing military records is part of the genealogy research we all strive to
do. To commemorate Remembrance Weekend, Ancestry.com.uk is offering from
their British Military Collection the following records for free...all you
have to do is register with your name and e-mail address at 00.01 GMT on 10
November 2011 until 11:59 pm GMT on 13 November 2011:

WWI Service Records 1914-1920 and WWI pension records 1914-1920; and WWI
Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-1920.
See: http://www.ancestry.co.uk/ukmilitary_wwi

Ancestry.ca is offering *all* Canadian Military records free until November
13, 2011, 11:59p.m. (ET). Go to: http://tinyurl.com/6lj3a9s
original url:
http://www.ancestry.ca/11remembrance?lcid=4105&o_iid=49336&o_lid=49336&o_sch=Web+Property .
In addition, there are some German and US military records free. See the
list of what is offered free by clicking on the German or US Military
records and the list will specify which are collections are free. Similar to
the UK offer, you need only register with your name and e-mail address.

If you have a worldwide subscription these are already included. If you
have a country-only subscription, outside Canada or the UK, this will be
an opportunity for you to see and retrieve Canadian Military records
and UK WWI military records.

The U.S. Ancestry.com site is asking you to salute your family's heroes by
entering what you know about a family member: http://tinyurl.com/7zfogmq
original url:
http://www.ancestry.com/militaryrecords?o_iid=31731&o_lid=31731&o_sch=Web+Property


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This weekend: Ancestry.com.uk Offers Free Access to WWI Records, Ancestry.ca offers All Canadian Military Records Free To Everyone To Everyone #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Tracing military records is part of the genealogy research we all strive to
do. To commemorate Remembrance Weekend, Ancestry.com.uk is offering from
their British Military Collection the following records for free...all you
have to do is register with your name and e-mail address at 00.01 GMT on 10
November 2011 until 11:59 pm GMT on 13 November 2011:

WWI Service Records 1914-1920 and WWI pension records 1914-1920; and WWI
Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-1920.
See: http://www.ancestry.co.uk/ukmilitary_wwi

Ancestry.ca is offering *all* Canadian Military records free until November
13, 2011, 11:59p.m. (ET). Go to: http://tinyurl.com/6lj3a9s
original url:
http://www.ancestry.ca/11remembrance?lcid=4105&o_iid=49336&o_lid=49336&o_sch=Web+Property .
In addition, there are some German and US military records free. See the
list of what is offered free by clicking on the German or US Military
records and the list will specify which are collections are free. Similar to
the UK offer, you need only register with your name and e-mail address.

If you have a worldwide subscription these are already included. If you
have a country-only subscription, outside Canada or the UK, this will be
an opportunity for you to see and retrieve Canadian Military records
and UK WWI military records.

The U.S. Ancestry.com site is asking you to salute your family's heroes by
entering what you know about a family member: http://tinyurl.com/7zfogmq
original url:
http://www.ancestry.com/militaryrecords?o_iid=31731&o_lid=31731&o_sch=Web+Property


Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The National Library of Israel #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The National Library has a new website. The English version is not complete.
http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/digitallibrary/Pages/default.aspx
They have many digital collections you may find helpful.

Rose Feldman
Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The National Library of Israel #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

The National Library has a new website. The English version is not complete.
http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/digitallibrary/Pages/default.aspx
They have many digital collections you may find helpful.

Rose Feldman
Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and
Jewish and Israeli roots in particular with
http://twitter.com/JewDataGenGirl


Paris cemeteries #france

Nicolas Trokiner
 

Dear all,

I will soon visit my family in Bagneux and Pantin cemeteries in Paris. Shall
you need a picture of a tombstone, please write me.

Both cemeteries can search a name for you if you call them, though I am not
sure they speak English. Also, it might be better to write them if your
search is too wide and the surname too common.

Regards
Nicolas Trokiner
Paris, France


Military school in Metz c. 1805 #france

Paul King
 

I have a family obituary report that a great, great uncle studied at a
military school in Metz around 1809-1811. He would have been 16-18 years
old. I can find no trace of such a military academy in the several books on
the History of Metz. It may also be a district, rather than a city school.

Secondly, this gg-uncle fought with the Grande Armee in the Moscow Campaign
(1812), and then was captured in the Battle of Leipzig (1813). A thorough
examination of Jews recruited into Napoleon's army >from his home village of
Thalfang in the Rhineland reveals no evidence of his mobilization >from that
village. Is it conceivable that he entered the forces directly >from the
military school in Metz?

Responses, especially >from military aficionados, appreciated.

Paul King
Jerusalem

Seeking SCHEUER, STRAUSS (Thalfang, Bernkastel, Brauneberg)


French SIG #France Paris cemeteries #france

Nicolas Trokiner
 

Dear all,

I will soon visit my family in Bagneux and Pantin cemeteries in Paris. Shall
you need a picture of a tombstone, please write me.

Both cemeteries can search a name for you if you call them, though I am not
sure they speak English. Also, it might be better to write them if your
search is too wide and the surname too common.

Regards
Nicolas Trokiner
Paris, France


French SIG #France Military school in Metz c. 1805 #france

Paul King
 

I have a family obituary report that a great, great uncle studied at a
military school in Metz around 1809-1811. He would have been 16-18 years
old. I can find no trace of such a military academy in the several books on
the History of Metz. It may also be a district, rather than a city school.

Secondly, this gg-uncle fought with the Grande Armee in the Moscow Campaign
(1812), and then was captured in the Battle of Leipzig (1813). A thorough
examination of Jews recruited into Napoleon's army >from his home village of
Thalfang in the Rhineland reveals no evidence of his mobilization >from that
village. Is it conceivable that he entered the forces directly >from the
military school in Metz?

Responses, especially >from military aficionados, appreciated.

Paul King
Jerusalem

Seeking SCHEUER, STRAUSS (Thalfang, Bernkastel, Brauneberg)


Anyone going to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County? #general

Emily Garber <gilah@...>
 

If anyone is planning a trip in the near future to the Main Library of the
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, I would appreciate a
look up in their newspaper collection.

In my research I have found that the Public Library of Cincinnati and
Hamilton County has a wonderful index of its newspaper collection
< http://newsdex.cincinnatilibrary.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 >

I have located two obituaries for a person of interest in The Cincinnati
Post and the Cincinnati Times Star >from 1942 and would like to acquire
copies. If you can help, please contact me for the particulars.

Thank you.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Anyone going to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County? #general

Emily Garber <gilah@...>
 

If anyone is planning a trip in the near future to the Main Library of the
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, I would appreciate a
look up in their newspaper collection.

In my research I have found that the Public Library of Cincinnati and
Hamilton County has a wonderful index of its newspaper collection
< http://newsdex.cincinnatilibrary.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 >

I have located two obituaries for a person of interest in The Cincinnati
Post and the Cincinnati Times Star >from 1942 and would like to acquire
copies. If you can help, please contact me for the particulars.

Thank you.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


Re: Kozy, Poland Galicia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Faye Hirsty wrote:

<<Does anyone have suggestions for how and which town to search
for birth and/or marriage records for Wolf Kranz born in Kozy, Poland
Galicia? It was suggested that I search in nearby towns as Kozy did not
have birth, marriage or death records.>>

Faye,

Kozy was under the jurisdiction of the town Biala. That town had a
Jewish population of over 5,000 souls.

In 1951 Biala and Bielsko were amalgamated into one "double-named"
town, Bielsko-Biala.

IMHO, you should start your search by contacting the Bielsko-Biala
Registry Office (USC = Urzad Stanu Cywilnego).

Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
ul. pl. Opatrznoci Bozej 18
43-300 Bielsko-Biala
tel.: (033) 814 46 00
fax: 814-58-99=20
email: usc@um.bielsko.pl

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia RE: Kozy, Poland Galicia #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Faye Hirsty wrote:

<<Does anyone have suggestions for how and which town to search
for birth and/or marriage records for Wolf Kranz born in Kozy, Poland
Galicia? It was suggested that I search in nearby towns as Kozy did not
have birth, marriage or death records.>>

Faye,

Kozy was under the jurisdiction of the town Biala. That town had a
Jewish population of over 5,000 souls.

In 1951 Biala and Bielsko were amalgamated into one "double-named"
town, Bielsko-Biala.

IMHO, you should start your search by contacting the Bielsko-Biala
Registry Office (USC = Urzad Stanu Cywilnego).

Urzad Stanu Cywilnego
ul. pl. Opatrznoci Bozej 18
43-300 Bielsko-Biala
tel.: (033) 814 46 00
fax: 814-58-99=20
email: usc@um.bielsko.pl

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Re: Kuranda family of Prague #austria-czech

vshovlin@...
 

Hello, All

I'm sorry - you probably could not find the ViewMate listing for the Kuranda family as the address was
incorrect. 

Here is the correct link:  http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20669
If  you can give me an idea, either in English or German, of the writing on the right side of the sheet
I would appreciate it greatly.

Thanks again.


Virginia


Virginia Shovlin
vshovlin@sbcglobal.net


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Kuranda family of Prague #austria-czech

vshovlin@...
 

Hello, All

I'm sorry - you probably could not find the ViewMate listing for the Kuranda family as the address was
incorrect. 

Here is the correct link:  http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=20669
If  you can give me an idea, either in English or German, of the writing on the right side of the sheet
I would appreciate it greatly.

Thanks again.


Virginia


Virginia Shovlin
vshovlin@sbcglobal.net


Re: Victims inscriptions Mural, Pinkas Synagogue, Prague #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

http://www.holocaust.cz/en/victims - English
http://www.pamatnik-terezin.cz/cz/historie-sbirky-a-vyzkum/vyzkum - more
comprehensive, but only in Czech

Regards
Hanus Grab


Re: Pinkas synagogue #austria-czech

Judy Petersen
 

Hello,
According to the World Monuments Fund web site:

http://www.wmf.org/project/pinkas-synagogue

the text of the inscriptions was compiled >from sources such as
extant transport papers and registration lists.
That is all I was able to find out.

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Victims inscriptions Mural, Pinkas Synagogue, Prague #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

http://www.holocaust.cz/en/victims - English
http://www.pamatnik-terezin.cz/cz/historie-sbirky-a-vyzkum/vyzkum - more
comprehensive, but only in Czech

Regards
Hanus Grab


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Pinkas synagogue #austria-czech

Judy Petersen
 

Hello,
According to the World Monuments Fund web site:

http://www.wmf.org/project/pinkas-synagogue

the text of the inscriptions was compiled >from sources such as
extant transport papers and registration lists.
That is all I was able to find out.

Judy Petersen
Fort Collins, CO


Victims inscriptions Mural, Pinkas Synagogue, Prague #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear Ms. MacGregor and SIGgers,

The Terezin Initiative Institute maintains a website where the data of Holocaust victims deported >from or
through Bohemia and Moravia during the Nazi occupation, sometimes their photos and various documents
from the Police files and even >from Terezin (Theresienstadt) itself on them can be viewed:
http://holocaust.cz/cz/victims

You can search by name (Jmeno), Family name (Prijmeni), Date of Birth (Datum narozeni), Residence before
the war (Bydliste pred valkou -- usually residence during the war, however), Place of birth (Misto narozeni)
or Transport (i.e., deportation transport to Terezin or to other camps and ghettos). Then click on "vyhledat
v databazi" (= search the database).

The database is a work in progress, however, and will not be completed for several more years. So, it is
necessary to check it periodically, if you do not find your people the first time. There have also been some
glitches of late with the search engine function regarding addresses. Someone removed all the German-
language addresses, which might be problematic, if you do not know the Czech equivalents. (Write me, I
can check it for you). Diacritics can be problematic, also. They are working on all of this at present. Still,
one can find a lot of interesting information in the database and even see pictures of the victims some
times.

If you are not sure about the spelling of a family name, or do not have the diacritics to write for example
"Pollakova" with the long 'a', then type in "Poll*". All names starting with those letters will turn up. At the
moment, it is problematic, however, for names for example like "Moller" where the 'o' with the Umlaut is at
the very beginning. There you need to search with the German or Czech characters.

Explanatory text >from the jewishmuseum.cz website about the origins of the text on the walls of the Pinkas
Synagogue is as follows: "The text of the inscriptions was compiled >from card indexes, which were drawn
up shortly after the war on the basis of extant transport papers, registration lists and survivor's accounts.
The names of Holocaust victims, together with their dates of birth and death, are inscribed on all the
interior walls. Where the precise date of death is not known - which is generally the case - the date of
deportation to the ghettos and extermination camps in the east is stated instead - this is usually the last
information we have on the victims. Their names are arranged according to the towns and villages where
they were living prior to deportation or arrest and are presented in alphabetical order. The main nave
features the names of people whose last address prior to deportation was in Prague; the rest of the interior
space commemorates victims >from towns and villages outside Prague."

So, if you did not find a relative >from a smaller town, he/she may have been registered in Prague for
example -- or vice versa. And it would be important to look under Prague etc.

Another database of names is located at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, of course:
http://www.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Welcome

Here one can also find Pages of Testimonies by survivors and others on victims. This is a wonderful source
of information. I have even made wonderful friends with some other writers of POT's on individual victims.

Good luck, all the best and Shalom >from Prague.

Rick Pinard


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Victims inscriptions Mural, Pinkas Synagogue, Prague #austria-czech

pinardpr@...
 

Dear Ms. MacGregor and SIGgers,

The Terezin Initiative Institute maintains a website where the data of Holocaust victims deported >from or
through Bohemia and Moravia during the Nazi occupation, sometimes their photos and various documents
from the Police files and even >from Terezin (Theresienstadt) itself on them can be viewed:
http://holocaust.cz/cz/victims

You can search by name (Jmeno), Family name (Prijmeni), Date of Birth (Datum narozeni), Residence before
the war (Bydliste pred valkou -- usually residence during the war, however), Place of birth (Misto narozeni)
or Transport (i.e., deportation transport to Terezin or to other camps and ghettos). Then click on "vyhledat
v databazi" (= search the database).

The database is a work in progress, however, and will not be completed for several more years. So, it is
necessary to check it periodically, if you do not find your people the first time. There have also been some
glitches of late with the search engine function regarding addresses. Someone removed all the German-
language addresses, which might be problematic, if you do not know the Czech equivalents. (Write me, I
can check it for you). Diacritics can be problematic, also. They are working on all of this at present. Still,
one can find a lot of interesting information in the database and even see pictures of the victims some
times.

If you are not sure about the spelling of a family name, or do not have the diacritics to write for example
"Pollakova" with the long 'a', then type in "Poll*". All names starting with those letters will turn up. At the
moment, it is problematic, however, for names for example like "Moller" where the 'o' with the Umlaut is at
the very beginning. There you need to search with the German or Czech characters.

Explanatory text >from the jewishmuseum.cz website about the origins of the text on the walls of the Pinkas
Synagogue is as follows: "The text of the inscriptions was compiled >from card indexes, which were drawn
up shortly after the war on the basis of extant transport papers, registration lists and survivor's accounts.
The names of Holocaust victims, together with their dates of birth and death, are inscribed on all the
interior walls. Where the precise date of death is not known - which is generally the case - the date of
deportation to the ghettos and extermination camps in the east is stated instead - this is usually the last
information we have on the victims. Their names are arranged according to the towns and villages where
they were living prior to deportation or arrest and are presented in alphabetical order. The main nave
features the names of people whose last address prior to deportation was in Prague; the rest of the interior
space commemorates victims >from towns and villages outside Prague."

So, if you did not find a relative >from a smaller town, he/she may have been registered in Prague for
example -- or vice versa. And it would be important to look under Prague etc.

Another database of names is located at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, of course:
http://www.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Welcome

Here one can also find Pages of Testimonies by survivors and others on victims. This is a wonderful source
of information. I have even made wonderful friends with some other writers of POT's on individual victims.

Good luck, all the best and Shalom >from Prague.

Rick Pinard

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