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Call for IAJGS Officer Nominations #france

jsullins@...
 

Each year, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) elects a portion of its board. This year, the Officers stand for
election. Board members assist member organizations grow, ensure quality
annual conferences, contribute to efforts in keeping genealogical
information accessible, recognize outstanding contributions to Jewish
genealogy and provide leadership in representing the needs of genealogists
researching their Jewish roots.

You can read more about the IAJGS and the Board member requirements at its
website, www.iajgs.org. Please be sure to read the "Elections" page and
"Article VI: Elections" in the IAJGS by-laws carefully so that you
understand what membership on the Board entails.

If you are interested in being considered by this year's Nominating
Committee as a candidate for an IAJGS Officer position, please complete and
submit the application form that can be found at the IAJGS website. Click on
"Leadership" and then "Elections" and finally on "Board Application Form."
Instructions will be found on the form. Please submit the application to
Karen Franklin at karenfranklin@gmail.com no later than the April 17, 2013
deadline.

If you have any questions, address your email to the Committee Chair.

2013 IAJGS Nominating Committee

Karen Franklin, Chair karenfranklin@gmail.com
Barbara Hershey & Jackye Sullins, Members


French SIG #France Call for IAJGS Officer Nominations #france

jsullins@...
 

Each year, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) elects a portion of its board. This year, the Officers stand for
election. Board members assist member organizations grow, ensure quality
annual conferences, contribute to efforts in keeping genealogical
information accessible, recognize outstanding contributions to Jewish
genealogy and provide leadership in representing the needs of genealogists
researching their Jewish roots.

You can read more about the IAJGS and the Board member requirements at its
website, www.iajgs.org. Please be sure to read the "Elections" page and
"Article VI: Elections" in the IAJGS by-laws carefully so that you
understand what membership on the Board entails.

If you are interested in being considered by this year's Nominating
Committee as a candidate for an IAJGS Officer position, please complete and
submit the application form that can be found at the IAJGS website. Click on
"Leadership" and then "Elections" and finally on "Board Application Form."
Instructions will be found on the form. Please submit the application to
Karen Franklin at karenfranklin@gmail.com no later than the April 17, 2013
deadline.

If you have any questions, address your email to the Committee Chair.

2013 IAJGS Nominating Committee

Karen Franklin, Chair karenfranklin@gmail.com
Barbara Hershey & Jackye Sullins, Members


Hebrew names #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Does anyone know what would be the equivalent Hebrew names for Syliva
and Morty (Mortimer)?

Thanks,

Alan Levitt
Chevy Chase, Maryland

LEVITT - Kishinev
KIVELEVITCH, SHIMSHELEVITCH, SHAPIRA - Lyubcha


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Hebrew names #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

Does anyone know what would be the equivalent Hebrew names for Syliva
and Morty (Mortimer)?

Thanks,

Alan Levitt
Chevy Chase, Maryland

LEVITT - Kishinev
KIVELEVITCH, SHIMSHELEVITCH, SHAPIRA - Lyubcha


Call for Stern Grant Submissions- Deadline April 17, 2013 #romania

Jeff at SG
 

The 2013 IAJGS Stern Grant committee invites IAJGS member organizations
to submit nominations for this important grant that memorializes the
late Rabbi Malcolm Stern and his efforts to increase the availability of
resources for Jewish genealogical research.

The intention of the Stern Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue
projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The grant is given to
institutions, not to individuals. There is the possibility of two awards
for 2013 (one in the memory of John Stedman >from the estate of Jon
Stedman). Each award will be for $3000.00.

Nominations can be made only by IAJGS member organizations -- not by
individuals. We encourage individuals, however, to participate in the
process by contacting their local organizations and suggesting worthy
recipients. For a list of the JGSs and SIGS that comprise IAJGS, see
http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html.

For more information about the grant (and past grantees), go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html

Submissions can be made online at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.html
Instructions can be found on the site.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Malka at Jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com

The deadline for nominations is midnight April 17, 2013.

2013 Stern Grant Committee
Jeff Malka jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com
Anne Feder Lee annefederlee@gmail.com
Arnon Hershkovitch arnonh@tx.technion.ac.il


Romania SIG #Romania Call for Stern Grant Submissions- Deadline April 17, 2013 #romania

Jeff at SG
 

The 2013 IAJGS Stern Grant committee invites IAJGS member organizations
to submit nominations for this important grant that memorializes the
late Rabbi Malcolm Stern and his efforts to increase the availability of
resources for Jewish genealogical research.

The intention of the Stern Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue
projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The grant is given to
institutions, not to individuals. There is the possibility of two awards
for 2013 (one in the memory of John Stedman >from the estate of Jon
Stedman). Each award will be for $3000.00.

Nominations can be made only by IAJGS member organizations -- not by
individuals. We encourage individuals, however, to participate in the
process by contacting their local organizations and suggesting worthy
recipients. For a list of the JGSs and SIGS that comprise IAJGS, see
http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html.

For more information about the grant (and past grantees), go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html

Submissions can be made online at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.html
Instructions can be found on the site.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Malka at Jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com

The deadline for nominations is midnight April 17, 2013.

2013 Stern Grant Committee
Jeff Malka jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com
Anne Feder Lee annefederlee@gmail.com
Arnon Hershkovitch arnonh@tx.technion.ac.il


Monday, February 25: The Western Jewish Americana Collections of The Magnes at UC Berkeley #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: The Western Jewish Americana Collections of The Magnes at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Francesco Spagnolo

Monday, February 25, 2013
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6
Los Altos Hills, CA 94122

Doors open 7:00 p.m.; program begins 7:30 p.m.

Francesco Spagnolo, curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and
Life, will discuss the latest developments of the archival holdings of
the Western Jewish History Center (WJHC), now the Western Jewish
Americana collections at the Bancroft Library. For more information
see http://www.sfbajgs.org/.

Rosanne Leeson, Vice President
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
vicepresident@sfbajgs.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Monday, February 25: The Western Jewish Americana Collections of The Magnes at UC Berkeley #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: The Western Jewish Americana Collections of The Magnes at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Francesco Spagnolo

Monday, February 25, 2013
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6
Los Altos Hills, CA 94122

Doors open 7:00 p.m.; program begins 7:30 p.m.

Francesco Spagnolo, curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and
Life, will discuss the latest developments of the archival holdings of
the Western Jewish History Center (WJHC), now the Western Jewish
Americana collections at the Bancroft Library. For more information
see http://www.sfbajgs.org/.

Rosanne Leeson, Vice President
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
vicepresident@sfbajgs.org


Re: Seeking Dora TURTELTAUB #general

Beth Galleto
 

I should have mentioned that I am aware of Dora Bloom TURTELTAUB and her
husband John >from West Orange, New Jersey. I don't think she is the person
I am seeking. She was born about 8 years later than "my" Dora, was born in
New Jersey, her maiden name appears to be BLOOM, and there is no evidence
that she lived in Long Island.

Beth Galleto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Seeking Dora TURTELTAUB #general

Beth Galleto
 

I should have mentioned that I am aware of Dora Bloom TURTELTAUB and her
husband John >from West Orange, New Jersey. I don't think she is the person
I am seeking. She was born about 8 years later than "my" Dora, was born in
New Jersey, her maiden name appears to be BLOOM, and there is no evidence
that she lived in Long Island.

Beth Galleto


[US] Third Bill Addressing Access to the Death Master File/SSDI Introduced in Congress--HR 531 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The third bill addressing access to the Death Master File (commercial
version known as the Social Security Death Index) was introduced in Congress
on February 6 by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL). It is HR 531 entitled: "Tax
Crimes and Identity Theft Prevention". The co-sponsor of the bill is Rep.
Richard Nugent ( R-FL) who is the author of HR 295 which was previously
reported to this forum. HR 531 was referred to both the House Ways and Means
Committee and the Committee on the Judiciary.

The issue of most interest to genealogists is Section 12 where access to the
Death Master File is addressed. The Section would not permit the Secretary
of Commerce to disclose information on anyone included in the DMF regarding
a person who died in that calendar year or the succeeding year unless the
person is certified by the Secretary of Commerce. To be certified the
person has to have a" legitimate fraud prevention interest" in accessing the
information and legitimate fraud prevention interest is not defined, These
are similar to the provisions in Rep Nugent's bill HR 295). Monetary
penalties are imposed for violations. As with the other bills, the Secretary
of Commerce is "not compelled" to disclose the information under the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA).

The printed version of the bill was posted today. To read the bill go to:
http://tinyurl.com/cbfad7n

Original url:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr531ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr531ih.pdf

Other provisions of HR 531:

Once someone notifies the Secretary of the Treasury that their identity has
been misused by another person in relation to IRS laws they Secretary has 90
days to determine the extent the taxpayer's return and information were
misused.

Permits sharing of information between federal law enforcement with state or
local enforcement agencies who are engaged in the investigation of crimes
implicated in misuse of the information and the law enforcement agency must
be part of the team with the IRS in the investigation,

Establishes both monetary and imprisonment for using false identity in
connection with tax fraud. Also increases the penalties for improper
disclosure or use of information by tax preparers.

Requires the implementation by the Secretary of the Treasury of an identity
tax theft fraud prevention program-a PIN system, as well as establishing
additional triggers to prevent fraudulent tax refunds. An annual report on
tax fraud submitted to Congress is required. The bill also authorizes a
study on the use of prepaid debit cards and commercial tax preparation
fraud.

Permits the Attorney General to award grants for investigation and
prosecution of tax crimes.

We are expecting more bills addressing identity theft and access to the
Death Master File to be introduced in this Congressional session.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [US] Third Bill Addressing Access to the Death Master File/SSDI Introduced in Congress--HR 531 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The third bill addressing access to the Death Master File (commercial
version known as the Social Security Death Index) was introduced in Congress
on February 6 by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL). It is HR 531 entitled: "Tax
Crimes and Identity Theft Prevention". The co-sponsor of the bill is Rep.
Richard Nugent ( R-FL) who is the author of HR 295 which was previously
reported to this forum. HR 531 was referred to both the House Ways and Means
Committee and the Committee on the Judiciary.

The issue of most interest to genealogists is Section 12 where access to the
Death Master File is addressed. The Section would not permit the Secretary
of Commerce to disclose information on anyone included in the DMF regarding
a person who died in that calendar year or the succeeding year unless the
person is certified by the Secretary of Commerce. To be certified the
person has to have a" legitimate fraud prevention interest" in accessing the
information and legitimate fraud prevention interest is not defined, These
are similar to the provisions in Rep Nugent's bill HR 295). Monetary
penalties are imposed for violations. As with the other bills, the Secretary
of Commerce is "not compelled" to disclose the information under the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA).

The printed version of the bill was posted today. To read the bill go to:
http://tinyurl.com/cbfad7n

Original url:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr531ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr531ih.pdf

Other provisions of HR 531:

Once someone notifies the Secretary of the Treasury that their identity has
been misused by another person in relation to IRS laws they Secretary has 90
days to determine the extent the taxpayer's return and information were
misused.

Permits sharing of information between federal law enforcement with state or
local enforcement agencies who are engaged in the investigation of crimes
implicated in misuse of the information and the law enforcement agency must
be part of the team with the IRS in the investigation,

Establishes both monetary and imprisonment for using false identity in
connection with tax fraud. Also increases the penalties for improper
disclosure or use of information by tax preparers.

Requires the implementation by the Secretary of the Treasury of an identity
tax theft fraud prevention program-a PIN system, as well as establishing
additional triggers to prevent fraudulent tax refunds. An annual report on
tax fraud submitted to Congress is required. The bill also authorizes a
study on the use of prepaid debit cards and commercial tax preparation
fraud.

Permits the Attorney General to award grants for investigation and
prosecution of tax crimes.

We are expecting more bills addressing identity theft and access to the
Death Master File to be introduced in this Congressional session.

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


Question about handwriting on a UK Outward Passenger List Liverpool to Quebec #general

Keren Weiner <kerenweiner1@...>
 

Subj: ViewMate ship record handwriting question - English

I've posted a UK Outward Passenger List >from 1897 which contains
handwriting next to a family leaving >from Liverpool to Quebec. The
document is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26021

The handwriting reads, "See alien list of the "Roland" London 7-6-97
(No. 34)." I would like to know what this notation refers to and if it
is possible to obtain the referenced alien list.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so much for your advice.
Keren Weiner
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Researching: GITELMAN, Turov and GESUNTERMAN, Zhitkovich


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about handwriting on a UK Outward Passenger List Liverpool to Quebec #general

Keren Weiner <kerenweiner1@...>
 

Subj: ViewMate ship record handwriting question - English

I've posted a UK Outward Passenger List >from 1897 which contains
handwriting next to a family leaving >from Liverpool to Quebec. The
document is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26021

The handwriting reads, "See alien list of the "Roland" London 7-6-97
(No. 34)." I would like to know what this notation refers to and if it
is possible to obtain the referenced alien list.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you so much for your advice.
Keren Weiner
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Researching: GITELMAN, Turov and GESUNTERMAN, Zhitkovich


Jewish ancestry questionnaires in pre-war Germany #general

Bob Leiser <robert.leiser@...>
 

Among papers held by my family are a number of pre-war German birth and
death certificate copies which were made officially in 1936. I had wondered
why someone would gather these together at that time, until I found another
3 page document: This is a "Sippenfragebogen", which contains details of
the indlvidual's parents and their siblings, along with the dates of birth,
occupation, spouse and religion of each named person.

I understand that these had to be completed by at least some, but possibly
all people of jewish or part-jewish background, for inspection by the Nazis,
no doubt to determine their fate.

Can anyone tell me:
Who was required to complete these?
What became of them? Are they available for research purposes?

Bob Leiser
Robert.leiser@ntlworld.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish ancestry questionnaires in pre-war Germany #general

Bob Leiser <robert.leiser@...>
 

Among papers held by my family are a number of pre-war German birth and
death certificate copies which were made officially in 1936. I had wondered
why someone would gather these together at that time, until I found another
3 page document: This is a "Sippenfragebogen", which contains details of
the indlvidual's parents and their siblings, along with the dates of birth,
occupation, spouse and religion of each named person.

I understand that these had to be completed by at least some, but possibly
all people of jewish or part-jewish background, for inspection by the Nazis,
no doubt to determine their fate.

Can anyone tell me:
Who was required to complete these?
What became of them? Are they available for research purposes?

Bob Leiser
Robert.leiser@ntlworld.com


1897 Census for Talnoe/Talnoye/Talne-----Boutelkoff/Puchkov, Talmudic scholar in Talne circa 1870 (there was a religious school there at the time and possible link with Rabbi Twersky) #general

Rachel Grossman <rlizgrossman@...>
 

Dear members,

I am working on my family history, but have met a roadblock. I am
looking for the 1897 census for Talnoe and Uman. Could you point me in
the right direction? Ancestry only has it for two other areas in the
Russian empire.

I am also seeking out the full name of the Talmudic scholar who was
the second husband of my great-great grandmother, Tuba. His surname
was Boutelkoff, Butylkov, or Puchkov (possible first name Girsh).

I have tried many avenues of research, including Harvard University.
Where might I find a list of the scholars who studied in the religious
school in Talnoe, 1850-1870? Would there be a book that documents
religious men of importance who were not rabbis? There is a Girsch
Puchkov in a book of Jewish personnel in the Russian Empire, but that
does not seem like a close fit.

My family has told me that people came great distances to consult with
this scholar. His daughters, Anna and Sophie left Russia in 1914. I am
in touch with their descendents, but they only have a few pictures.

Thank you for your help,

Rachel Grossman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1897 Census for Talnoe/Talnoye/Talne-----Boutelkoff/Puchkov, Talmudic scholar in Talne circa 1870 (there was a religious school there at the time and possible link with Rabbi Twersky) #general

Rachel Grossman <rlizgrossman@...>
 

Dear members,

I am working on my family history, but have met a roadblock. I am
looking for the 1897 census for Talnoe and Uman. Could you point me in
the right direction? Ancestry only has it for two other areas in the
Russian empire.

I am also seeking out the full name of the Talmudic scholar who was
the second husband of my great-great grandmother, Tuba. His surname
was Boutelkoff, Butylkov, or Puchkov (possible first name Girsh).

I have tried many avenues of research, including Harvard University.
Where might I find a list of the scholars who studied in the religious
school in Talnoe, 1850-1870? Would there be a book that documents
religious men of importance who were not rabbis? There is a Girsch
Puchkov in a book of Jewish personnel in the Russian Empire, but that
does not seem like a close fit.

My family has told me that people came great distances to consult with
this scholar. His daughters, Anna and Sophie left Russia in 1914. I am
in touch with their descendents, but they only have a few pictures.

Thank you for your help,

Rachel Grossman


Call for Stern Grant Submissions- Deadline April 17, 2013 #general

Jeff at SG
 

The 2013 IAJGS Stern Grant committee invites IAJGS member organizations
to submit nominations for this important grant that memorializes the
late Rabbi Malcolm Stern and his efforts to increase the availability of
resources for Jewish genealogical research.

The intention of the Stern Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue
projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The grant is given to
institutions, not to individuals. There is the possibility of two awards
for 2013 (one in the memory of John Stedman >from the estate of Jon
Stedman). Each award will be for $3000.00.

Nominations can be made only by IAJGS member organizations -- not by
individuals. We encourage individuals, however, to participate in the
process by contacting their local organizations and suggesting worthy
recipients. For a list of the JGSs and SIGS that comprise IAJGS, see
http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html

For more information about the grant (and past grantees), go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html

Submissions can be made online at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.html
Instructions can be found on the site.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Malka at Jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com

The deadline for nominations is midnight April 17, 2013.

2013 Stern Grant Committee
Jeff Malka jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com
Anne Feder Lee annefederlee@gmail.com
Arnon Hershkovitch arnonh@tx.technion.ac.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Call for Stern Grant Submissions- Deadline April 17, 2013 #general

Jeff at SG
 

The 2013 IAJGS Stern Grant committee invites IAJGS member organizations
to submit nominations for this important grant that memorializes the
late Rabbi Malcolm Stern and his efforts to increase the availability of
resources for Jewish genealogical research.

The intention of the Stern Grant is to encourage institutions to pursue
projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced
resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The grant is given to
institutions, not to individuals. There is the possibility of two awards
for 2013 (one in the memory of John Stedman >from the estate of Jon
Stedman). Each award will be for $3000.00.

Nominations can be made only by IAJGS member organizations -- not by
individuals. We encourage individuals, however, to participate in the
process by contacting their local organizations and suggesting worthy
recipients. For a list of the JGSs and SIGS that comprise IAJGS, see
http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html

For more information about the grant (and past grantees), go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html

Submissions can be made online at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.html
Instructions can be found on the site.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Malka at Jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com

The deadline for nominations is midnight April 17, 2013.

2013 Stern Grant Committee
Jeff Malka jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com
Anne Feder Lee annefederlee@gmail.com
Arnon Hershkovitch arnonh@tx.technion.ac.il

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