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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #ukraine

bounce-2341295-772980@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #ukraine

bounce-2341295-772980@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: GRUN ; GOLD ; MAURER ; STARYSOLER #ukraine

Roy Star
 

Subject: FW: GRUN ; GOLD ; MAURER ; STARYSOLER

My great-grandmother was Ruchel Kreince GRUN (1858-1936) married to
Chaim STARYSOLER (1856-1890) >from Tarnopol, Austria/Poland.
She came to London with her 3 children after her husband died c1891.
She stayed briefly with her sister Rebeka (1859-1901) and her husband
Max GOLD (1862-1919) and their family.
I have Ruchel (Rachel) father as Naftaly Hirsch GRUN with 2 different sets
of dates (1823-1879 and 1891-1970). The second set of dates are obviously
wrong, possibly belonging to a different Naftaly Hirsch Grun. Unless of
course I have the name of her father completely wrong! I do have her mother
as Leah MAURER (1878-?). On her UK ID card, Rachel gave her father as
Nathan GREEN. I do not know why she anglicised his name as I have no proof
that he ever came to London.
Can you clear this up for me and possibly give me brothers/sisters or
parents for Naftaly Hirsch Grun?
I have dozens of other Grun's I have located, but cannot link them up with
my tree!
Many thanks
Roy Star


FW: GRUN ; GOLD ; MAURER ; STARYSOLER #ukraine

Roy Star
 

Subject: FW: GRUN ; GOLD ; MAURER ; STARYSOLER

My great-grandmother was Ruchel Kreince GRUN (1858-1936) married to
Chaim STARYSOLER (1856-1890) >from Tarnopol, Austria/Poland.
She came to London with her 3 children after her husband died c1891.
She stayed briefly with her sister Rebeka (1859-1901) and her husband
Max GOLD (1862-1919) and their family.
I have Ruchel (Rachel) father as Naftaly Hirsch GRUN with 2 different sets
of dates (1823-1879 and 1891-1970). The second set of dates are obviously
wrong, possibly belonging to a different Naftaly Hirsch Grun. Unless of
course I have the name of her father completely wrong! I do have her mother
as Leah MAURER (1878-?). On her UK ID card, Rachel gave her father as
Nathan GREEN. I do not know why she anglicised his name as I have no proof
that he ever came to London.
Can you clear this up for me and possibly give me brothers/sisters or
parents for Naftaly Hirsch Grun?
I have dozens of other Grun's I have located, but cannot link them up with
my tree!
Many thanks
Roy Star


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FW: STARSOLLA / STARYSOLLER / STARISSOLER / STAROSOLER #ukraine

Roy Star
 

From: Roy Star [mailto:roystar20@...]
Subject: FW: STARSOLLA / STARYSOLLER / STARISSOLER / STAROSOLER

Question:
The STARSOLLA'S (or any similar spellings) >from TARNOPOL AUSTRIA]/POLAND

Can anyone link-up SUSSIE STARISSOLER (1831-1876) or descendents with
SCHULIM HERSCH STAROSOLER (1814-1879) or his descendents?

I have two different trees. The one I can directly ascend to >from myself is
to SUSSIE with only 6 males and some members of their families.

I have another tree with dozens of males and some members of their families
in the SCHULIM HERSCH tree.

I am sure there are brothers and sons who link them up, but I can't find it!

Also, in that tree, we have two different SAMUEL'S : STARYSOLLER (1874-?)
who married twice and took his 2nd wife (his first wife's sister) plus many
children to New York (c1911). The other Samuel is STAROSOLER (1876-?) with a
different named wife who also went to New York.

They are both linked to CHAIM WOLF STARISSOLER (1858-1911) who was the son
of SCHULIM HIRSCH.

Reply to : roystar20@...

Many thanks

Roy Star


FW: STARSOLLA / STARYSOLLER / STARISSOLER / STAROSOLER #ukraine

Roy Star
 

From: Roy Star [mailto:roystar20@...]
Subject: FW: STARSOLLA / STARYSOLLER / STARISSOLER / STAROSOLER

Question:
The STARSOLLA'S (or any similar spellings) >from TARNOPOL AUSTRIA]/POLAND

Can anyone link-up SUSSIE STARISSOLER (1831-1876) or descendents with
SCHULIM HERSCH STAROSOLER (1814-1879) or his descendents?

I have two different trees. The one I can directly ascend to >from myself is
to SUSSIE with only 6 males and some members of their families.

I have another tree with dozens of males and some members of their families
in the SCHULIM HERSCH tree.

I am sure there are brothers and sons who link them up, but I can't find it!

Also, in that tree, we have two different SAMUEL'S : STARYSOLLER (1874-?)
who married twice and took his 2nd wife (his first wife's sister) plus many
children to New York (c1911). The other Samuel is STAROSOLER (1876-?) with a
different named wife who also went to New York.

They are both linked to CHAIM WOLF STARISSOLER (1858-1911) who was the son
of SCHULIM HIRSCH.

Reply to : roystar20@...

Many thanks

Roy Star


#Ciechanow #Poland "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2341295-772951@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #ciechanow #poland

bounce-2341295-772951@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


Researching my paternal grandfather, William Wolf KRANZ #general

Faye Hirsty
 

Dear JewishGen SIG Members,

I subscribed to three SIGS (Austria-Czech, Hungarian and Warszawa) and
would like to send out a message to the appropriate groups. I am new
to Jewish genealogy and am trying to find information about my
paternal grandfather, William Wolf Kranz. I finally received the
correct death certificate and now I have names of his parents, my
great grandparents, Samuel & Yetta Kranz.

Since the ship manifest states he was born in Kozy, Poland and the
death certificate had Russia (my dad must have given that
information), I assume that the ship's information was supplied by my
grandfather himself and is more accurate. Grandfather was born
August, 1876, so his parents, Yetta & Samuel,would have been born
around 1850. Anyone who has additional information about this family
please contact me.Grandfather did not speak Russian or Polish. He
spoke Yiddish, German and read Hebrew. There are a few towns in
Poland called Kozy and I am trying to find out which town might have
info. about this family and more information about the family.

Thank you very much,
Faye Hirsty
Irvine, California
FayeLHirsty@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Dear Faye - This message is being posted to the JewishGen
Discussion Group. If you also wish to post it to the AustriaCzech, Hungarian
and Warszawa SIG Lists, you will need to perform this yourself. Moderators
cannot crosspost for you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching my paternal grandfather, William Wolf KRANZ #general

Faye Hirsty
 

Dear JewishGen SIG Members,

I subscribed to three SIGS (Austria-Czech, Hungarian and Warszawa) and
would like to send out a message to the appropriate groups. I am new
to Jewish genealogy and am trying to find information about my
paternal grandfather, William Wolf Kranz. I finally received the
correct death certificate and now I have names of his parents, my
great grandparents, Samuel & Yetta Kranz.

Since the ship manifest states he was born in Kozy, Poland and the
death certificate had Russia (my dad must have given that
information), I assume that the ship's information was supplied by my
grandfather himself and is more accurate. Grandfather was born
August, 1876, so his parents, Yetta & Samuel,would have been born
around 1850. Anyone who has additional information about this family
please contact me.Grandfather did not speak Russian or Polish. He
spoke Yiddish, German and read Hebrew. There are a few towns in
Poland called Kozy and I am trying to find out which town might have
info. about this family and more information about the family.

Thank you very much,
Faye Hirsty
Irvine, California
FayeLHirsty@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Dear Faye - This message is being posted to the JewishGen
Discussion Group. If you also wish to post it to the AustriaCzech, Hungarian
and Warszawa SIG Lists, you will need to perform this yourself. Moderators
cannot crosspost for you.


Re: Connecticut genealogy research help needed. #general

Georgia Haken <gwhaken@...>
 

I was surprised to see the response to a post on JewishGen of 23 Dec 2011.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut is also registered with the
State of Connecticut as an approved genealogy group. And we are Jewish.
For new members and those that are out-of-state we have assistance >from
our experienced members.
Georgia Haken, JGSCT past president and librarian


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Connecticut genealogy research help needed. #general

Georgia Haken <gwhaken@...>
 

I was surprised to see the response to a post on JewishGen of 23 Dec 2011.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut is also registered with the
State of Connecticut as an approved genealogy group. And we are Jewish.
For new members and those that are out-of-state we have assistance >from
our experienced members.
Georgia Haken, JGSCT past president and librarian


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland 32nd IAJGS conference Paris 2012 #warsaw #poland

bounce-2337383-772981@...
 

Dear friends,

The organizing team of the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -
Paris 2012 - and its partners welcome you and are happy to send you this
third newsletter.

- Don't forget to *register now* to attend the 32nd International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in order to benefit of the reduced fees. After reading
the FAQs explaining how to register, visit:
http://www.paris2012.eu/products.

- CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to www.paris2012.eu and then to the "Contact" page.
Select " Propose a lecture, a workshop or a BOF" and send an email with your
proposal (http://www.paris2012.eu/contact_messages/new). You can speak
French or English.

- BOOK A ROOM at the Marriott Paris Rive-gauche: click on "Hotel", Enjoy
very attractive conference rates with the specific code zx4zx4a. This
discount is valid for the Congress as well as 5 days before and 5 days after
if you want to extend your stay in Paris.

- THE SIGS AND BOFS IN PARIS 2012: The Paris 2012 program will include usual
SIG's and BOF's meetings / meals. The application form has been sent
to the responsible of each group for them to ascertain their specific
requests or their guest speakers. They must be sent back by February 1st. If
you did not receive this form write to contact@..., we will send it
to you.

- THE SPEAKERS: The speakers invited by us or by the SIGs and BOFs are
entirely exempt >from fees. They can register >from now on by going to
http://www.paris2012.eu/products and clicking on "subscription
(distinguished guests)".
If you answered to the call for papers, and if your submission is accepted,
you are exempt >from 50% of the fees. You must not register till you have not
received an answer (after February 1rst).

- THE PROGRAM: A provisional list of speakers who have accepted our
invitation is already online on our website
(http://www.paris2012.eu/events). ***This program is "under construction" and
all your further submissions are welcome.*** The times and dates indicated on
the website may be changed.
You will meet with experts >from Eastern Europe: Archivists >from all these
countries will help you. Mrs Diana PELTS, Chef Archivist of Ukrainian State
archives in Lviv will be sponsored by the Lucille Gudis memorial found. The
session concerning the 50th anniversary of the coming to France of Jews >from
Algeria at Paris 2012 has been enriched. Don't miss either the Round Table
"The share of genetics versus cultural" and our important session about
Holocaust and genealogy, with Patrice Bensimon representing the association
of Father Desbois .

- Our program of TOURS IN PARIS is now online
http://www.paris2012.eu/events. Our two graduated guides, Danielle Malka and
Mathieu Beaufils have tried to offer you a daily program combining tourism,
artistic and Jewish interests, including a full day walk on July 19th.

We are working on post conference tours, Gala, festive program: we will
inform you about all these offers as soon as possible. Come regularly to
www.paris2012.eu to be informed of our "last minutes".

See you soon in Paris!
The Organizing Committee
www.paris2012.eu


32nd IAJGS conference Paris 2012 #poland #warsaw

bounce-2337383-772981@...
 

Dear friends,

The organizing team of the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -
Paris 2012 - and its partners welcome you and are happy to send you this
third newsletter.

- Don't forget to *register now* to attend the 32nd International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in order to benefit of the reduced fees. After reading
the FAQs explaining how to register, visit:
http://www.paris2012.eu/products.

- CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to www.paris2012.eu and then to the "Contact" page.
Select " Propose a lecture, a workshop or a BOF" and send an email with your
proposal (http://www.paris2012.eu/contact_messages/new). You can speak
French or English.

- BOOK A ROOM at the Marriott Paris Rive-gauche: click on "Hotel", Enjoy
very attractive conference rates with the specific code zx4zx4a. This
discount is valid for the Congress as well as 5 days before and 5 days after
if you want to extend your stay in Paris.

- THE SIGS AND BOFS IN PARIS 2012: The Paris 2012 program will include usual
SIG's and BOF's meetings / meals. The application form has been sent
to the responsible of each group for them to ascertain their specific
requests or their guest speakers. They must be sent back by February 1st. If
you did not receive this form write to contact@..., we will send it
to you.

- THE SPEAKERS: The speakers invited by us or by the SIGs and BOFs are
entirely exempt >from fees. They can register >from now on by going to
http://www.paris2012.eu/products and clicking on "subscription
(distinguished guests)".
If you answered to the call for papers, and if your submission is accepted,
you are exempt >from 50% of the fees. You must not register till you have not
received an answer (after February 1rst).

- THE PROGRAM: A provisional list of speakers who have accepted our
invitation is already online on our website
(http://www.paris2012.eu/events). ***This program is "under construction" and
all your further submissions are welcome.*** The times and dates indicated on
the website may be changed.
You will meet with experts >from Eastern Europe: Archivists >from all these
countries will help you. Mrs Diana PELTS, Chef Archivist of Ukrainian State
archives in Lviv will be sponsored by the Lucille Gudis memorial found. The
session concerning the 50th anniversary of the coming to France of Jews >from
Algeria at Paris 2012 has been enriched. Don't miss either the Round Table
"The share of genetics versus cultural" and our important session about
Holocaust and genealogy, with Patrice Bensimon representing the association
of Father Desbois .

- Our program of TOURS IN PARIS is now online
http://www.paris2012.eu/events. Our two graduated guides, Danielle Malka and
Mathieu Beaufils have tried to offer you a daily program combining tourism,
artistic and Jewish interests, including a full day walk on July 19th.

We are working on post conference tours, Gala, festive program: we will
inform you about all these offers as soon as possible. Come regularly to
www.paris2012.eu to be informed of our "last minutes".

See you soon in Paris!
The Organizing Committee
www.paris2012.eu


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Volunteer help for Yizkor Books In Print Project #poland #warsaw

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is a new initiative to print and publish
Yizkor Books that are fully translated, so hard copies will be available for
purchase by the descendants of these communities, university and temple
libraries and museums.

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is looking for volunteer help for the
following:

Document Coordinator:

Submit application for Copyright, Library of Congress Number, ISBN number.
Keep track of submittals and responses.

Publicity Specialist:

Deal with publicity for books. Send out announcements to all researchers
signed up for each community covered in the book to be published. Develop a
list of libraries, university libraries with Judaic collections, Holocaust
Memorials, temple libraries, etc. that would likely be interested in
purchasing copies of the "Yizkor Books in Print." Send off periodic
announcements to these institutions about new translations of Yizkor books
now available in print.

If you feel that you are able to take on one of these tasks and devote an
hour or two a week, please contact the "Yizkor Books in Print" Advisor -
Joel Alpert whose contact details can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Hannuka full of
light,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Volunteer help for Yizkor Books In Print Project #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is a new initiative to print and publish
Yizkor Books that are fully translated, so hard copies will be available for
purchase by the descendants of these communities, university and temple
libraries and museums.

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is looking for volunteer help for the
following:

Document Coordinator:

Submit application for Copyright, Library of Congress Number, ISBN number.
Keep track of submittals and responses.

Publicity Specialist:

Deal with publicity for books. Send out announcements to all researchers
signed up for each community covered in the book to be published. Develop a
list of libraries, university libraries with Judaic collections, Holocaust
Memorials, temple libraries, etc. that would likely be interested in
purchasing copies of the "Yizkor Books in Print." Send off periodic
announcements to these institutions about new translations of Yizkor books
now available in print.

If you feel that you are able to take on one of these tasks and devote an
hour or two a week, please contact the "Yizkor Books in Print" Advisor -
Joel Alpert whose contact details can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Hannuka full of
light,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


The All Galicia Database has been updated (December 2011) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is happy to announce that the All Galicia Database
(the AGD) has just been updated with new content. This is Gesher Galicia's
free public online multi-database search engine, available at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/ .

The following new databases have just been added:

- Grodek Jagiellonski School (1916) -- (now Horodok, Livivska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Husiatyn School (1912) -- (now Husiatyn, Ternopilska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Jaroslaw School (1919-1921) -- (now Jaroslaw, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Kalusz School (1911) -- (now Kalush, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- List of Rabbis in Galicia (1868)
- Nadworna Tax List (1932) -- (now Nadvirna, Ivano-Frankivska oblast,
Ukraine) -- our first tax list!
- Tarnobrzeg School (1915) -- (now Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Tlumacz School (1920) -- (now Tlumach, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zolkiew Jewish Death Records (1855-1870) -- (now Zhovkva, Lvivska
oblast, Ukraine)

You might have noticed that a number of these new datasets are
transcriptions >from early 20th Century school records >from Galician
public schools. We'll have an e-mail update sent out soon about where
these new records came from, and how you may be able to find similar
school yearbooks for your own Galician towns of interest. The good
news: the original record sources were typed/printed (not
handwritten), they're already online, and they're out of copyright and
freely available! More details soon...

There were also major updates / record additions to these existing
databases:

- Lviv Jewish Birth Records (1805-1868)
- Lviv Jewish Death Records (1805-1870)
- Lviv Jewish Marriage Records (1801-1860)
- Zbaraz Jewish Birth Records (1815-1876; 1897; 1899) -- (now Zbarazh,
Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zbaraz Jewish Death Records (1804-1858; 1894-1907; 1912-1942) --
(now Zbarazh, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

Note that updates to the Lviv birth, marriage, and death records
databases are ongoing and will continue throughout 2012.

And there were minor updates to this existing database:

- Mielnica Jewish Marriage Records (1858-1876) -- (now
Melnytsya-Podilska, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

There were also some code tweaks behind the scenes to improve the
loading time of the AGD website. (In geek speak, the PHP files are
now gzipped and I added some new .htaccess rules to manage "expires"
headers.)

This brings the current record totals for the All Galicia Database to
192,268 records >from 60 different data sources. Profound thanks go
out to all the transcribers, project managers, data donors, and
financial donors who helped make this database possible!

This will be the last content update to the All Galicia Database for
2011. We'll pick up with not only more content updates, but also some
very exciting new website features in early 2012. The source code
powering the website will also be released to the public in January
2012 as a new downloadable open source software project, so that other
organizations (or individuals) wishing to use or adapt the software
for their own projects may do so -- free! More details will come next
month.

I'm also happy to announce that I will be presenting a session on the
AGD code at the 2012 RootsTech genealogy/tech conference, which will
be held in Salt Lake City >from February 2-4, 2012. The talk is
formally entitled "Building an open source genealogical search engine
with Apache Solr" and it's on the developer track. I am hoping to
hear soon whether or not it will be livestreamed and/or video
recorded.

A very happy Hannukah and happy new year to everyone!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The All Galicia Database has been updated (December 2011) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is happy to announce that the All Galicia Database
(the AGD) has just been updated with new content. This is Gesher Galicia's
free public online multi-database search engine, available at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/ .

The following new databases have just been added:

- Grodek Jagiellonski School (1916) -- (now Horodok, Livivska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Husiatyn School (1912) -- (now Husiatyn, Ternopilska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Jaroslaw School (1919-1921) -- (now Jaroslaw, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Kalusz School (1911) -- (now Kalush, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- List of Rabbis in Galicia (1868)
- Nadworna Tax List (1932) -- (now Nadvirna, Ivano-Frankivska oblast,
Ukraine) -- our first tax list!
- Tarnobrzeg School (1915) -- (now Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Tlumacz School (1920) -- (now Tlumach, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zolkiew Jewish Death Records (1855-1870) -- (now Zhovkva, Lvivska
oblast, Ukraine)

You might have noticed that a number of these new datasets are
transcriptions >from early 20th Century school records >from Galician
public schools. We'll have an e-mail update sent out soon about where
these new records came from, and how you may be able to find similar
school yearbooks for your own Galician towns of interest. The good
news: the original record sources were typed/printed (not
handwritten), they're already online, and they're out of copyright and
freely available! More details soon...

There were also major updates / record additions to these existing
databases:

- Lviv Jewish Birth Records (1805-1868)
- Lviv Jewish Death Records (1805-1870)
- Lviv Jewish Marriage Records (1801-1860)
- Zbaraz Jewish Birth Records (1815-1876; 1897; 1899) -- (now Zbarazh,
Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zbaraz Jewish Death Records (1804-1858; 1894-1907; 1912-1942) --
(now Zbarazh, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

Note that updates to the Lviv birth, marriage, and death records
databases are ongoing and will continue throughout 2012.

And there were minor updates to this existing database:

- Mielnica Jewish Marriage Records (1858-1876) -- (now
Melnytsya-Podilska, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

There were also some code tweaks behind the scenes to improve the
loading time of the AGD website. (In geek speak, the PHP files are
now gzipped and I added some new .htaccess rules to manage "expires"
headers.)

This brings the current record totals for the All Galicia Database to
192,268 records >from 60 different data sources. Profound thanks go
out to all the transcribers, project managers, data donors, and
financial donors who helped make this database possible!

This will be the last content update to the All Galicia Database for
2011. We'll pick up with not only more content updates, but also some
very exciting new website features in early 2012. The source code
powering the website will also be released to the public in January
2012 as a new downloadable open source software project, so that other
organizations (or individuals) wishing to use or adapt the software
for their own projects may do so -- free! More details will come next
month.

I'm also happy to announce that I will be presenting a session on the
AGD code at the 2012 RootsTech genealogy/tech conference, which will
be held in Salt Lake City >from February 2-4, 2012. The talk is
formally entitled "Building an open source genealogical search engine
with Apache Solr" and it's on the developer track. I am hoping to
hear soon whether or not it will be livestreamed and/or video
recorded.

A very happy Hannukah and happy new year to everyone!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California

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