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How to research in Israel #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shalom, Joyaa! I would suggest that you sign up on the Israel Genealogy
Research Association [IGRA] website:

http://genealogy.org.il

Signing up is free and there are many finding aids on their site. You
might even want to join in order to have FULL access to the more than
100 databases available for their members.

Good luck to you and a happy Pessach to all.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to research in Israel #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shalom, Joyaa! I would suggest that you sign up on the Israel Genealogy
Research Association [IGRA] website:

http://genealogy.org.il

Signing up is free and there are many finding aids on their site. You
might even want to join in order to have FULL access to the more than
100 databases available for their members.

Good luck to you and a happy Pessach to all.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel


Czech Familiant Translation and Interpretation (German language) #general

Brian Blitz
 

I would appreciate if anyone could help me translate a page written in
German >from a Czech Familiant book and also interpret the notations.
The ViewMate link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=26675

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Brian Blitz
blitzba@hotmail.com
New York NY
Researching: GLICKSTEIN/GLUCKSTERN (Sniatyn Kamenka Bukowina)
LANGER (Krakow) KLIMPL (Radetice and Prauge, Bohemia), FREIMUTH
(Lasovice, Bohemia),C SALZ (Krakow, Jaworow), HAUSELBERG/HEISELBERG
(Krakow, Jaworow), WEBER (Jaworow), ZIMMERMAN (Jaworow), HEIMBERGER
(Lvov, Brody, Drohobycz, Vienna) =


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czech Familiant Translation and Interpretation (German language) #general

Brian Blitz
 

I would appreciate if anyone could help me translate a page written in
German >from a Czech Familiant book and also interpret the notations.
The ViewMate link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=26675

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Brian Blitz
blitzba@hotmail.com
New York NY
Researching: GLICKSTEIN/GLUCKSTERN (Sniatyn Kamenka Bukowina)
LANGER (Krakow) KLIMPL (Radetice and Prauge, Bohemia), FREIMUTH
(Lasovice, Bohemia),C SALZ (Krakow, Jaworow), HAUSELBERG/HEISELBERG
(Krakow, Jaworow), WEBER (Jaworow), ZIMMERMAN (Jaworow), HEIMBERGER
(Lvov, Brody, Drohobycz, Vienna) =


Bernard Friedman of Newark, NJ #general

Cyndi Norwitz
 

Good Pesach everyone!

I am searching for my great grandfather's naturalization records.
The folks at the New Jersey Archives haven't had any luck but they very
kindly sent me a paper copy of a petition for naturalization of someone
in the same city with the same name. They were pretty sure that wasn't
my GGrandfather, and they were right.

If this is someone in your family tree, I will gladly send you the copy.
I don't need it and it would be a shame for it to go to waste.

Bernard Friedman
47 Bleaker St, Newark (Blecker?)
Born March 12, 1888, Tolcjsa (sp?), Hungary
Immigrated >from Hamburg to New York, July 28, 1907, on the Pennsylvania
Declaration to become a citizen in Superior court of New York on Nov 17,
1911
Not married, no children
In the US since Aug 12, 1907; in New Jersey since Jan 29, 1913
Declaration of intention no. 38916 and certificate of arrival no. 2307
filed Nov 13, 1918

Cyndi

Cyndi Norwitz
Petaluma, California
cyndi@norwitz.net

Kotesova, Slovakia: DEUTELBAUM, ZELENKA
Kosice, Slovakia: KRIEGER
Budapest, Hungary: DEUTELBAUM, KARPATI, GROSZMANN
Cleveland, OH & Chicago, IL & Pittsburgh, PA: DEUTELBAUM
Boston, MA: KARPATI Chudnov, Ukraine: DUBIN
Cherykov, Belarus & Newark, New Jersey: FRIEDMAN Warsaw, Poland & Bronx, New York: NAIMSKY
Lomza, Poland & Washington DC: NITOWITZ, NORWITZ Lativa & Baltimore, MD: GOLDSTEIN
Lithuana: SHAVEL, SHAVELLE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bernard Friedman of Newark, NJ #general

Cyndi Norwitz
 

Good Pesach everyone!

I am searching for my great grandfather's naturalization records.
The folks at the New Jersey Archives haven't had any luck but they very
kindly sent me a paper copy of a petition for naturalization of someone
in the same city with the same name. They were pretty sure that wasn't
my GGrandfather, and they were right.

If this is someone in your family tree, I will gladly send you the copy.
I don't need it and it would be a shame for it to go to waste.

Bernard Friedman
47 Bleaker St, Newark (Blecker?)
Born March 12, 1888, Tolcjsa (sp?), Hungary
Immigrated >from Hamburg to New York, July 28, 1907, on the Pennsylvania
Declaration to become a citizen in Superior court of New York on Nov 17,
1911
Not married, no children
In the US since Aug 12, 1907; in New Jersey since Jan 29, 1913
Declaration of intention no. 38916 and certificate of arrival no. 2307
filed Nov 13, 1918

Cyndi

Cyndi Norwitz
Petaluma, California
cyndi@norwitz.net

Kotesova, Slovakia: DEUTELBAUM, ZELENKA
Kosice, Slovakia: KRIEGER
Budapest, Hungary: DEUTELBAUM, KARPATI, GROSZMANN
Cleveland, OH & Chicago, IL & Pittsburgh, PA: DEUTELBAUM
Boston, MA: KARPATI Chudnov, Ukraine: DUBIN
Cherykov, Belarus & Newark, New Jersey: FRIEDMAN Warsaw, Poland & Bronx, New York: NAIMSKY
Lomza, Poland & Washington DC: NITOWITZ, NORWITZ Lativa & Baltimore, MD: GOLDSTEIN
Lithuana: SHAVEL, SHAVELLE


First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #latinamerica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Volunteer Spotlight - Marshall Katz #latinamerica

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Marshall Katz, a prolific KehilaLinks contributor, and
Coordinator of the Sub-Carpathia SIG. Please visit

http://jewishgen.blogspot.com/2013/03/volunteer-spotlight-marshall-katz.html

to read the complete profile and be sure to leave a note in the comments
field thanking Marshall for his hard work and extraordinary dedication
to JewishGen.

With best wishes for a happy and healthy Passover,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


Latin America #LatinAmerica First Day Events at International Conference in Boston #latinamerica

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

SHARE Fair Will Kick Off International Conference

March 20, 2013 Boston -- The first day of this year's International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy will feature a new version of the Special
Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOF) Fair. Now called the
SHARE Fair, an acronym for SIGs and BOFs, Historical Societies, Archives,
Repositories, Eminent Jewish Genealogical Societies, the expanded event
will include a broader range of participants.

The conference will take place in Boston >from August 4-9, at the historic
Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 1,000 family researchers, >from beginners to
experts, are expected to attend.

Twenty-one SIGs and nearly 30 BOFs will be participating in the
Conference. The SIGs that will be at the SHARE Fair (as of March 3) are:
Bessarabia SIG, French SIG, GerSIG (German Jewish), Gesher Galicia
(Galicia), H-SIG (Hungarian), JRI-Poland (Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland), Kremenets District Research Group (Ukraine) Litvak SIG
(Lithuania), LARG (Lodz Area Research Group), ROM-SIG (Romania),
Sub-Carpathia SIG, UK SIG (United Kingdom), and Ukraine SIG.

The BOFs are: Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society, Bukovina BOF (Czernowitz -
Sadagora Area), Canadian BOF, DNA Project Administrators BOF, Friends of
Jewish Dokshitsy, Geni.com Jewish Genealogy Portal BOF, IGRA (Israel
Genealogy Research Association), Jewish Polesie BOF, Kobrin Uyezd Jewish
Research Group, Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (Poland), Lublin and
Zamosc Area BOF, Mac Users BOF, Next Generation Jewish Genealogists,
Novogrod-Volhynsky (Zvhil) BOF (Ukraine), Rohatyn District Research Group
(Ukraine), Suchostaw Region Research Group, and Svencionys District BOF.

The Fair will be held on Sunday, August 4th >from 1:30-5:00 pm, so
attendees can find out what is available locally and make plans to visit
the places of interest during the week. Local groups participating include
the New England branch of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS),
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library's
Map Collection, the Vilna Shul, City of Boston Archives, the Jewish War
Veterans, Documenting Old Maine Jewry, and the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Connecticut partnering with the Godfrey Library.
During the week of the Conference, the SIGs and BOFs will hold individual
meetings for their groups, many with speakers and meals. Some repository
groups like the AJHS will make their restricted databases available in the
Resource Room during the week for attendees to examine their holdings in
detail.

At the opening plenary session on Sunday evening, the keynote speaker will
be Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center. Mr.
Lansky is responsible for revitalizing the study of Yiddish literature and
language and motivating hundreds of young scholars to study and teach
Yiddish. He has saved over a million Yiddish books since he started
collecting them as a 23-year old graduate student in 1980. His mission to
rescue Yiddish literature earned him a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
in 1985.

The remaining four and a half days will feature 250 programs on a rich and
varied range of topics. The program Committee is putting the final touches
on these and will announce them shortly.

So plan to arrive in time to enjoy these important first-day events.
Register today to take advantage of the early registration discount, which
expires on April 30th. For more information or to register, visit
iajgs2013.org.

Co-hosts of the conference are the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston.

Florence Schumacher
Publicity Chair
33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Latin America #LatinAmerica Volunteer Spotlight - Marshall Katz #latinamerica

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

Our latest volunteer spotlight has been published on the blog. This
month we honor Marshall Katz, a prolific KehilaLinks contributor, and
Coordinator of the Sub-Carpathia SIG. Please visit

http://jewishgen.blogspot.com/2013/03/volunteer-spotlight-marshall-katz.html

to read the complete profile and be sure to leave a note in the comments
field thanking Marshall for his hard work and extraordinary dedication
to JewishGen.

With best wishes for a happy and healthy Passover,

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations


New Kehilalink Websites in Belarus #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I have just created four new JewishGen Kehilalink websites,
all in Belarus.

They are: Brest, Vysokaye, Navahrudak and Mir.

These can be found at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brest/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vysokaye/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Navahrudak/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mir/

These are in addition to my existing Orla, Nasielsk (Poland)and Kedainiai
(Lithuania) websites:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/

Anyone with connections to these shtetls or towns is welcome to contact
me with stories we can add. Please send me some text, photos and documents
to include on the sites.

Here are three examples of interesting contributions:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Jewels_%26_Ashes.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Kurtz_Book.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/Zalman_Tzoref.html

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Chag Sameach

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Kehilalink Websites in Belarus #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I have just created four new JewishGen Kehilalink websites,
all in Belarus.

They are: Brest, Vysokaye, Navahrudak and Mir.

These can be found at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brest/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vysokaye/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Navahrudak/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mir/

These are in addition to my existing Orla, Nasielsk (Poland)and Kedainiai
(Lithuania) websites:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/

Anyone with connections to these shtetls or towns is welcome to contact
me with stories we can add. Please send me some text, photos and documents
to include on the sites.

Here are three examples of interesting contributions:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Jewels_%26_Ashes.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk/Kurtz_Book.html
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/Zalman_Tzoref.html

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Chag Sameach

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


Re: Mapping Resources #general

Alex Woodle
 

Dear Siggers,

Thanks to all who answered my query regarding mapping resources.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mapping Resources #general

Alex Woodle
 

Dear Siggers,

Thanks to all who answered my query regarding mapping resources.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Viewmate - no. 26733 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26733

I have posted a section of a passenger manifest and need to know the
best reading of a name on it, that I have circled.
The passenger was Rivka Silberstein, her maiden name is said to have
been Fischer.

This is part of a passenger manifest >from 1913. I need to know the surname
of Sarah P..... indicated by the arrow.
The person arriving was Rivka Silberstein, a widow >from Makow, her age given
as 60, she was actually 79. Her married name was Fischer,
I believe, and this Sarah was her mother. Although the writing looks
clear, this name is not.

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply via ViewMate or privately, via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate - no. 26733 #general

Paul Silverstone
 

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM26733

I have posted a section of a passenger manifest and need to know the
best reading of a name on it, that I have circled.
The passenger was Rivka Silberstein, her maiden name is said to have
been Fischer.

This is part of a passenger manifest >from 1913. I need to know the surname
of Sarah P..... indicated by the arrow.
The person arriving was Rivka Silberstein, a widow >from Makow, her age given
as 60, she was actually 79. Her married name was Fischer,
I believe, and this Sarah was her mother. Although the writing looks
clear, this name is not.

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply via ViewMate or privately, via email.


How to research in Israel: Alec Schorr, owned Kasba Restaruant, Tel Aviv #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Hello Fellow Genners,

Please can you help me with general or specific advice as to how to research
a late cousin in Israel.

Where do I start to look? Whom in Israel might I ask?

My second cousin, Alec Schorr, lived/worked at ** Yona Hanavi St, Tel Aviv,
owning or running a restaurant called "Kasba" ( or Kasbah or similar). He
is thought to have died in 1977.

He may have had a wife called Sabina. I don't know whether he had children,
whom may or may not still be alive.

That's the sum total of what I know. Suggestions as to how to learn more
would be very welcome.

Thank you,

Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya; ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin,
Lodz, Warszawa and London; LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
and GERSON, SIDERSKY in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin and South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to research in Israel: Alec Schorr, owned Kasba Restaruant, Tel Aviv #general

Joyaa Antares
 

Hello Fellow Genners,

Please can you help me with general or specific advice as to how to research
a late cousin in Israel.

Where do I start to look? Whom in Israel might I ask?

My second cousin, Alec Schorr, lived/worked at ** Yona Hanavi St, Tel Aviv,
owning or running a restaurant called "Kasba" ( or Kasbah or similar). He
is thought to have died in 1977.

He may have had a wife called Sabina. I don't know whether he had children,
whom may or may not still be alive.

That's the sum total of what I know. Suggestions as to how to learn more
would be very welcome.

Thank you,

Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya; ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk; KEMPNER in Berlin,
Lodz, Warszawa and London; LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
and GERSON, SIDERSKY in Gumbinnen, Koenigsberg, Danzig, Berlin and South Africa


Looking for a South African researcher #southafrica

Robert L. Landau <bob@...>
 

I am trying to learn more about my wife's grandmother's half-brother who
immigrated to South Africa in 1929 >from Krakes, Lithuania, and who died
in South Africa in 1945. According to the photo of his maceva, the
inscription says he was married and had daughters. I would like to
learn more about his family in South Africa, the cause of his death at a
young age (41), and possibly make contact with a descendant. Can
someone recommend a researcher in South Africa who I can contact via
email, and who might have access to resources to fill in the missing
information.


*** Please respond privately to <bob@boblandau.com> -- Moderator


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Looking for a South African researcher #southafrica

Robert L. Landau <bob@...>
 

I am trying to learn more about my wife's grandmother's half-brother who
immigrated to South Africa in 1929 >from Krakes, Lithuania, and who died
in South Africa in 1945. According to the photo of his maceva, the
inscription says he was married and had daughters. I would like to
learn more about his family in South Africa, the cause of his death at a
young age (41), and possibly make contact with a descendant. Can
someone recommend a researcher in South Africa who I can contact via
email, and who might have access to resources to fill in the missing
information.


*** Please respond privately to <bob@boblandau.com> -- Moderator

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