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Re: subcarpathia digest: April 20, 2013 #subcarpathia

Beth Glaser <bethglaser52@...>
 

Any chance you will be in Egris or Nevetlenfalu, I have Goldglanz and
Mayer family I am loking for?

Thank you
Beth Glaser

MODERATOR NOTE 1:

I visited Nevetlenfalu in 2012 and will visit Egris (believed to be Oleshnyk
today) in 2013.

As far as B/M/D records are concerned >from any city, town or village in the
Transcarpathian Archive, I am currently working on this issue. More to follow
in a separate e-mail at a later date.


MODERATOR NOTE 2:

For the benefit of those of you new to this list or not familiar with the
places I have visited, there are two trip reports (2011 and 2012) which
document my travels. I will be writing a 2013 trip report. The 2011 and
2012 trip reports are found at the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG "Portal"

< http://www.jewishgen.org/sub-carpathia/ >

CLICK: Travel Planning, then Travel - Trip Reports.

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Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Re: subcarpathia digest: April 20, 2013 #subcarpathia

Beth Glaser <bethglaser52@...>
 

Any chance you will be in Egris or Nevetlenfalu, I have Goldglanz and
Mayer family I am loking for?

Thank you
Beth Glaser

MODERATOR NOTE 1:

I visited Nevetlenfalu in 2012 and will visit Egris (believed to be Oleshnyk
today) in 2013.

As far as B/M/D records are concerned >from any city, town or village in the
Transcarpathian Archive, I am currently working on this issue. More to follow
in a separate e-mail at a later date.


MODERATOR NOTE 2:

For the benefit of those of you new to this list or not familiar with the
places I have visited, there are two trip reports (2011 and 2012) which
document my travels. I will be writing a 2013 trip report. The 2011 and
2012 trip reports are found at the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG "Portal"

< http://www.jewishgen.org/sub-carpathia/ >

CLICK: Travel Planning, then Travel - Trip Reports.

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COHEN-CONNE #southafrica

arlene@...
 

I would like to make contact with Samuel & Patricia CONNE (formerly COHEN)
and/or Samuel or Reva CHAIT. I think that they live in Cape Town or its
vicinity.

Reply privately.

Louis ZETLER
Hoshaya, ISRAEL


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica COHEN-CONNE #southafrica

arlene@...
 

I would like to make contact with Samuel & Patricia CONNE (formerly COHEN)
and/or Samuel or Reva CHAIT. I think that they live in Cape Town or its
vicinity.

Reply privately.

Louis ZETLER
Hoshaya, ISRAEL


ZACKLIN (ZACK) AND MOSTEL families of Leeds #unitedkingdom

A S Goldberg
 

I am trying to trace a ZACKLIN family (who later shortened their name to
ZACK) who were living in Leeds during the first half of the 20th century.

The ZACKLIN father was a Leeds milkman and he had 2 children. Joe ZACK(LIN)
was in the tailoring trade. He died aged 82 in 1976 and is buried in Leeds.
His sister Ray was quite a well-known screen and stage actress and married
an actor Tommy MOSTEL. After his death, she married a businessman from
Sheffield. Ray had a daughter who married a HOLM >from Leeds.

I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone who might know this family or
have information relating to its members and, hopefully, current
descendants. Please respond to me direct to alancomm@netmedia.net.il.

Many thanks,

A S Goldberg
Jerusalem


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom ZACKLIN (ZACK) AND MOSTEL families of Leeds #unitedkingdom

A S Goldberg
 

I am trying to trace a ZACKLIN family (who later shortened their name to
ZACK) who were living in Leeds during the first half of the 20th century.

The ZACKLIN father was a Leeds milkman and he had 2 children. Joe ZACK(LIN)
was in the tailoring trade. He died aged 82 in 1976 and is buried in Leeds.
His sister Ray was quite a well-known screen and stage actress and married
an actor Tommy MOSTEL. After his death, she married a businessman from
Sheffield. Ray had a daughter who married a HOLM >from Leeds.

I would greatly appreciate hearing >from anyone who might know this family or
have information relating to its members and, hopefully, current
descendants. Please respond to me direct to alancomm@netmedia.net.il.

Many thanks,

A S Goldberg
Jerusalem


Re: UK Alien Registration Cards #unitedkingdom

ginagem@...
 

On a similar theme, I was doing some research a while ago for my cousin, whose Jewish grandmother,
after being widowed, had married in London in 1925 a gentleman with a distinctly German name, although
he claimed to have been born in the UK.   

The 1940's file I requested at an archive contains enough data to write a spy novel!   The gentleman's every
move, phone call and visitor was monitored and typed up in detail.  Wherever he went, he was followed.  
His phone was bugged and his callers followed up, investigated and details logged. All his correspondence
was intercepted and copied.  One sheet in the file states that there were "the strongest grounds for
believing he was either a German or a Bolshevist agent working against this country in the last war" and
that they had not been able to trace his birth at Somerset House. In 1939 his name was reported to appear
on German Military Intelligence records.

I think there were about 150 papers.  All absolutely fascinating stuff!  Another project for a future
date......

Gina Marks
Stanmore, UK


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom RE: UK Alien Registration Cards #unitedkingdom

ginagem@...
 

On a similar theme, I was doing some research a while ago for my cousin, whose Jewish grandmother,
after being widowed, had married in London in 1925 a gentleman with a distinctly German name, although
he claimed to have been born in the UK.   

The 1940's file I requested at an archive contains enough data to write a spy novel!   The gentleman's every
move, phone call and visitor was monitored and typed up in detail.  Wherever he went, he was followed.  
His phone was bugged and his callers followed up, investigated and details logged. All his correspondence
was intercepted and copied.  One sheet in the file states that there were "the strongest grounds for
believing he was either a German or a Bolshevist agent working against this country in the last war" and
that they had not been able to trace his birth at Somerset House. In 1939 his name was reported to appear
on German Military Intelligence records.

I think there were about 150 papers.  All absolutely fascinating stuff!  Another project for a future
date......

Gina Marks
Stanmore, UK


When is it permissible to publish certain facts? #lithuania

Davida Handler <davida.handler@...>
 

When writing a family history, is it necessary, or even permissible,
to publish the suicide of an ancestor, no matter how many generations
back that this occurred, and no living descendants who ever even knew
the person? Is the "right to know" applicable to all family members,
or is it best to simply mention the date of death, with no inclusion
of this information? Is the risk of hurting descendants, even if at
least 4 generations removed, more important than the facts?

Davida Noyek Handler
Henderson, NV, USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania When is it permissible to publish certain facts? #lithuania

Davida Handler <davida.handler@...>
 

When writing a family history, is it necessary, or even permissible,
to publish the suicide of an ancestor, no matter how many generations
back that this occurred, and no living descendants who ever even knew
the person? Is the "right to know" applicable to all family members,
or is it best to simply mention the date of death, with no inclusion
of this information? Is the risk of hurting descendants, even if at
least 4 generations removed, more important than the facts?

Davida Noyek Handler
Henderson, NV, USA


Litvak SIG Records Acquisition Report - 1st Quarter - 2013 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Following is a list of the records that were translated during January,
February, and March, 2013.

Most of these lists are now available on the various Vilnius District
Research Group websites. DRGroup members are able to view the records right
away. Those who have not contributed to a specific DRG, will have to
contribute $100 to Litvak SIG in order to access the records. After a
period of 18 months, the records will be available at no charge on the
Litvak SIG ALD.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

Kybartai (Suwalki) Tax payers - 1912-1914 – 139 lines
Lazdijai (Suwalki) Marriages -1877-1907- 244 records
Lentvaris (Trakai) Deaths-1916-1940 – 81 records
Lentvaris (Trakai) Marriages/ Divorces-1916-1940 – 420 records
Naujoji Vilna (Vilnius) Deaths-1923-1940- 85 records
Naujoji Vilna (Vilnius) Divorces-1921-1940- 34 records
Naujoji Vilna (Vilnius) Marriages-1881-1940- 1238 records
Oshmiany - Births - 1854-1861 – 283 records 5
Panevezys District - Family lists of conscripts – 1915 – 1,812 lines
Prienai (Suwalki) Deaths - 1810-1862 (not all years included) – 871
records
Sejny (Suwalki) births - 1880-1882 – 232 records
Sejny (Suwalki) deaths - 1880-1882 – 169 records
Sejny (Suwalki) marriages - 1880-1882 – 45 records
Siauliai District - Family lists of conscripts – 1915 – 2,266 lines
Suwalki gub.- List of drinking establishments - 1907-1909 – 58 lines
Telsiai District - Family lists of conscripts – 1915 – 78 lines
Trakai (city) Births - 1876-1913 – 997 records
Ukmerge State Savings Bank -1891-1918 – 3,153 lines
Valkininkai (Trakai) Births (recovered)-1870-1916 – 47 records
Valkininkai (Trakai) Deaths 1887-1940 -.TOTAL – 935 records
Valkininkai (Trakai) Marriages (recovered)-1890-1932 – 7 records
Varena (Trakai) Marriages -Divorces - 1881-1915 - 318 records
Vievis (Trakai) Births - 1882-1913 – 344 records
Vilkaviskis (Suwalki)- Tax payers - 1912-1914 – 834 lines
Vilnius Births – 1854-1856 – 1,106 records
Vilnius Deaths – 1913 – 1,181 records
Virbalis (Suwalki)- Tax payers - 1912-1914 – 282 lines
Zarasai District – Family lists of conscripts – 1914 – 399 lines

The following Punsk & Krasnopol records translated by a Volunteer
Krasnopol (Suwalki-Sejny Dist) Births – 1882-1885 – 112 records
Krasnopol (Suwalki-Sejny Dist) Marriages – 1882-1885 – 28 records
Krasnopol (Suwalki-Sejny Dist) Deaths – 1882-1885 – 42 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Births – 1868-1875 – 182 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Deaths – 1868-1875 – 70 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Marriages – 1868-1875 – 34 records

Sam Aaron (Volunteer) extracted the following Riga records (Lithuanian
connection)
Riga vital records (Extracts)
Riga 1897 census (Extracts)

Dorothy Leivers - Volunteer - translated the Seirijai and Punsk records
Punsk (Suwalki) Births – 1866-1867 – 92 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Deaths – 1866-1867 – 16 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Marriages – 1866-1867 – 12 records
Seirija(Suwalki)i Marriages - 1827-1854 - 232 records
Seirijai (Suwalki) Deaths -1826-1856 - 702 records
Seirijai(Suwalki) Births - 1826-1856 - 535 records
Trakai Marriages 1881-1897 – 241 records
Ariogala (Kaunas) 1872 real estate owners – 224 lines
Ariogala (Kaunas) 1873 real estate owners – 220 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1844-1845 taxpayers-unable to pay – 52 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1869-1875 passport issuance records – 263 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1871 military list – 310 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 52 lines
Cekiske (Kaunas) 1872 real estate owners – 60 lines
Cekiske (Kaunas) 1873 real estate owners – 63 lines
Emigration-Eretz Israel – (Part 2) –AZ194-AZ348-259 lines
Emigration-Eretz Israel – (Part 3) –AZ349-AZ422 -133 lines
Kaunas 1873 real estate owners KRA/I - 61/1/1050 – 729 lines
Kaunas Dist. Soldiers on vacation – 1862 – 5 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1925 - born in 1902-1,767 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1925 - born in 1903 – 1,884 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1926 - born in 1904 – 1,274 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1926 - born in 1905 – 1,424 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1930 - born in 1909 – 1,791 lines
Krakes (Kaunas) 1872 &1873 real estate owners - 169 lines
Palestine Office (Misrad Erez Israel) 1929-1940 – 1,362 lines
Panevezys - Owners of mortgaged property – 1910 – 43 lines
Panevezys - Owners of mortgaged property – 1911 – 90 lines
Pumpenai (Panevezys) Owners of Insured Property–1910–152 lines
Raiseniai Dist. Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 9 lines
Rumsiskes (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners–189 lines
Rumsiskes (Kaunas) additional 1873 real estate owners– 26 lines
Seredzius (Kaunas) 1872 real estate owners – 217 lines
Seredzius (Kaunas) 1873 real estate owners – 222 lines
Siauliai Dist. Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 9 lines
Telsiai Dist.-Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 9 lines
Vabalninkas (Panevezys) Owners of insured property -1910 -118 lines
Birzai (Panevezys) Owners of insured property -1910 -133 lines
Linkuva (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -112 lines
Pakruojis (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -124 lines
Pasvalys (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -195 lines
Pusalotas (Panevezys) Owners of insured property -1910 -65 lines
Salociai (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -22 lines
Vandziogala (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 40 lines
Veliuona (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 101 lines
Vilijampole (Kaunas)1874 real estate owners – 715 lines
Vilkija (Kaunas) Real Estate Owners -1873 – KRA - 400 lines (Translated by
volunteer Malcom Singer)
Zarasai Dist.-Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 4 lines
Zeimiai (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 10 lines

Following are Internal Passport Records that were translated.
Imbradas (Zarasai) JU19685-JU19696 – 44 records
Jurbarkas (Raseiniai) J8879-J9527 – 1921-1930 – List Only – 770 records
Salakas (Zarasai) JU19273-JU19684 - 581 records
Siauliai – G15327-G15782 – 1924 – List Only – 555 records
Vilkaviskis & Kybartai (Suwalki) – J9528 – J9531 – 19 records
Vilnius – JU19697-JU20056 – 600 records
Vilnius – JU20057-JU20427 – 600 records
Zarasai Uyezd – JU19236-JU19272-Lists-50 records


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak SIG Records Acquisition Report - 1st Quarter - 2013 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Following is a list of the records that were translated during January,
February, and March, 2013.

Most of these lists are now available on the various Vilnius District
Research Group websites. DRGroup members are able to view the records right
away. Those who have not contributed to a specific DRG, will have to
contribute $100 to Litvak SIG in order to access the records. After a
period of 18 months, the records will be available at no charge on the
Litvak SIG ALD.

Howard Margol
Litvak SIG Coordinator for Records Acquisition

Kybartai (Suwalki) Tax payers - 1912-1914 – 139 lines
Lazdijai (Suwalki) Marriages -1877-1907- 244 records
Lentvaris (Trakai) Deaths-1916-1940 – 81 records
Lentvaris (Trakai) Marriages/ Divorces-1916-1940 – 420 records
Naujoji Vilna (Vilnius) Deaths-1923-1940- 85 records
Naujoji Vilna (Vilnius) Divorces-1921-1940- 34 records
Naujoji Vilna (Vilnius) Marriages-1881-1940- 1238 records
Oshmiany - Births - 1854-1861 – 283 records 5
Panevezys District - Family lists of conscripts – 1915 – 1,812 lines
Prienai (Suwalki) Deaths - 1810-1862 (not all years included) – 871
records
Sejny (Suwalki) births - 1880-1882 – 232 records
Sejny (Suwalki) deaths - 1880-1882 – 169 records
Sejny (Suwalki) marriages - 1880-1882 – 45 records
Siauliai District - Family lists of conscripts – 1915 – 2,266 lines
Suwalki gub.- List of drinking establishments - 1907-1909 – 58 lines
Telsiai District - Family lists of conscripts – 1915 – 78 lines
Trakai (city) Births - 1876-1913 – 997 records
Ukmerge State Savings Bank -1891-1918 – 3,153 lines
Valkininkai (Trakai) Births (recovered)-1870-1916 – 47 records
Valkininkai (Trakai) Deaths 1887-1940 -.TOTAL – 935 records
Valkininkai (Trakai) Marriages (recovered)-1890-1932 – 7 records
Varena (Trakai) Marriages -Divorces - 1881-1915 - 318 records
Vievis (Trakai) Births - 1882-1913 – 344 records
Vilkaviskis (Suwalki)- Tax payers - 1912-1914 – 834 lines
Vilnius Births – 1854-1856 – 1,106 records
Vilnius Deaths – 1913 – 1,181 records
Virbalis (Suwalki)- Tax payers - 1912-1914 – 282 lines
Zarasai District – Family lists of conscripts – 1914 – 399 lines

The following Punsk & Krasnopol records translated by a Volunteer
Krasnopol (Suwalki-Sejny Dist) Births – 1882-1885 – 112 records
Krasnopol (Suwalki-Sejny Dist) Marriages – 1882-1885 – 28 records
Krasnopol (Suwalki-Sejny Dist) Deaths – 1882-1885 – 42 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Births – 1868-1875 – 182 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Deaths – 1868-1875 – 70 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Marriages – 1868-1875 – 34 records

Sam Aaron (Volunteer) extracted the following Riga records (Lithuanian
connection)
Riga vital records (Extracts)
Riga 1897 census (Extracts)

Dorothy Leivers - Volunteer - translated the Seirijai and Punsk records
Punsk (Suwalki) Births – 1866-1867 – 92 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Deaths – 1866-1867 – 16 records
Punsk (Suwalki) Marriages – 1866-1867 – 12 records
Seirija(Suwalki)i Marriages - 1827-1854 - 232 records
Seirijai (Suwalki) Deaths -1826-1856 - 702 records
Seirijai(Suwalki) Births - 1826-1856 - 535 records
Trakai Marriages 1881-1897 – 241 records
Ariogala (Kaunas) 1872 real estate owners – 224 lines
Ariogala (Kaunas) 1873 real estate owners – 220 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1844-1845 taxpayers-unable to pay – 52 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1869-1875 passport issuance records – 263 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1871 military list – 310 lines
Babtai (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 52 lines
Cekiske (Kaunas) 1872 real estate owners – 60 lines
Cekiske (Kaunas) 1873 real estate owners – 63 lines
Emigration-Eretz Israel – (Part 2) –AZ194-AZ348-259 lines
Emigration-Eretz Israel – (Part 3) –AZ349-AZ422 -133 lines
Kaunas 1873 real estate owners KRA/I - 61/1/1050 – 729 lines
Kaunas Dist. Soldiers on vacation – 1862 – 5 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1925 - born in 1902-1,767 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1925 - born in 1903 – 1,884 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1926 - born in 1904 – 1,274 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1926 - born in 1905 – 1,424 lines
Kaunas draftee list-registered in 1930 - born in 1909 – 1,791 lines
Krakes (Kaunas) 1872 &1873 real estate owners - 169 lines
Palestine Office (Misrad Erez Israel) 1929-1940 – 1,362 lines
Panevezys - Owners of mortgaged property – 1910 – 43 lines
Panevezys - Owners of mortgaged property – 1911 – 90 lines
Pumpenai (Panevezys) Owners of Insured Property–1910–152 lines
Raiseniai Dist. Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 9 lines
Rumsiskes (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners–189 lines
Rumsiskes (Kaunas) additional 1873 real estate owners– 26 lines
Seredzius (Kaunas) 1872 real estate owners – 217 lines
Seredzius (Kaunas) 1873 real estate owners – 222 lines
Siauliai Dist. Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 9 lines
Telsiai Dist.-Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 9 lines
Vabalninkas (Panevezys) Owners of insured property -1910 -118 lines
Birzai (Panevezys) Owners of insured property -1910 -133 lines
Linkuva (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -112 lines
Pakruojis (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -124 lines
Pasvalys (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -195 lines
Pusalotas (Panevezys) Owners of insured property -1910 -65 lines
Salociai (Panevezys) Owners of insured property - 1910 -22 lines
Vandziogala (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 40 lines
Veliuona (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 101 lines
Vilijampole (Kaunas)1874 real estate owners – 715 lines
Vilkija (Kaunas) Real Estate Owners -1873 – KRA - 400 lines (Translated by
volunteer Malcom Singer)
Zarasai Dist.-Soldiers on vacation - 1862 – 4 lines
Zeimiai (Kaunas) 1872 & 1873 real estate owners – 10 lines

Following are Internal Passport Records that were translated.
Imbradas (Zarasai) JU19685-JU19696 – 44 records
Jurbarkas (Raseiniai) J8879-J9527 – 1921-1930 – List Only – 770 records
Salakas (Zarasai) JU19273-JU19684 - 581 records
Siauliai – G15327-G15782 – 1924 – List Only – 555 records
Vilkaviskis & Kybartai (Suwalki) – J9528 – J9531 – 19 records
Vilnius – JU19697-JU20056 – 600 records
Vilnius – JU20057-JU20427 – 600 records
Zarasai Uyezd – JU19236-JU19272-Lists-50 records


Rom-SIG date in Boston #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Several of you have asked for the date of the Rom-SIG meeting in Boston.
It is now scheduled for _Tuesday, August 6 >from 11:15-12:30. __
_
While there is no formal SIG luncheon scheduled, as most of you were not
in favor of that, perhaps any of you who are interested could get
together informally for a lunch to discuss matters further. But that is
something to decide when we get together in Boston.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Rosanne, Jeni and Bob


Romania SIG #Romania Rom-SIG date in Boston #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Several of you have asked for the date of the Rom-SIG meeting in Boston.
It is now scheduled for _Tuesday, August 6 >from 11:15-12:30. __
_
While there is no formal SIG luncheon scheduled, as most of you were not
in favor of that, perhaps any of you who are interested could get
together informally for a lunch to discuss matters further. But that is
something to decide when we get together in Boston.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.

Rosanne, Jeni and Bob


Boston Conference #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Just to let you all know that the day for all of our sessions is Monday,
August 5. There will be two separate sessions by our invited speaker,
Ward Adriaens:

2:00pm- 3:15 pm - Kazerne Dossin, Belgian Holocaust Memorial and Museum

5:00pm-6:15 pm - Genesis: report on the "Give them a Face Project:

The FrenchSig meeting will occur between Ward Adriaen's two sessions, at
3:30pm-4:45 pm. We will have some interesting news to share! And
speaking of Ward, we are still hoping that some more of you will
contribute to cover some of his costs, which we are pledged to do!

Though there is no special FrenchSIG meal planned, as most did not wish
one, we could still arrange a dinner among ourselves with any who might
wish to join us.

If you are still considering whether to come be aware that the reduced
Registration Fee will end on next Tues., April 30. There are now a few
more rooms being made available, so if you are only thinking of coming
do register for the hotel now! Their very liberal refund policy will
make it possible for you to receive a refund should you change your
mind, up to 24 hours before you were to arrive.

And do let me know if you are planning on coming!

Hoping to see many of you there!

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator FrenchSIG


French SIG #France Boston Conference #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Just to let you all know that the day for all of our sessions is Monday,
August 5. There will be two separate sessions by our invited speaker,
Ward Adriaens:

2:00pm- 3:15 pm - Kazerne Dossin, Belgian Holocaust Memorial and Museum

5:00pm-6:15 pm - Genesis: report on the "Give them a Face Project:

The FrenchSig meeting will occur between Ward Adriaen's two sessions, at
3:30pm-4:45 pm. We will have some interesting news to share! And
speaking of Ward, we are still hoping that some more of you will
contribute to cover some of his costs, which we are pledged to do!

Though there is no special FrenchSIG meal planned, as most did not wish
one, we could still arrange a dinner among ourselves with any who might
wish to join us.

If you are still considering whether to come be aware that the reduced
Registration Fee will end on next Tues., April 30. There are now a few
more rooms being made available, so if you are only thinking of coming
do register for the hotel now! Their very liberal refund policy will
make it possible for you to receive a refund should you change your
mind, up to 24 hours before you were to arrive.

And do let me know if you are planning on coming!

Hoping to see many of you there!

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator FrenchSIG


Re: bessarabia digest: April 25, 2013 #bessarabia

Jana Marcus <jana@...>
 

Dear Bessarabians,

I want to share a wonderful story with you all.
Many of you on this listserve replied to me in February when I was trying to
locate a researcher in Israel to find a branch of my family. I had found a
stack of letters between my grandmother in the US and people in Israel she
called "cousins" >from 1972. All I had was a name and PO Box address from
1972, and no prior idea I had relatives in Israel.

Many of you helped me locate Batya Unterschatz-Landsman, who had closed her
research business several years ago, but luckily for all of us, still does
work on the side. Thank you all very much for your help!

Batya not only located information about the relatives, their children and
grandchildren, but had birthdays, phone numbers and addresses...all found in
6 days after my request!

I have since had many communications with my 3rd cousins in Israel and
together we discovered that my great grandmother and their great grandfather
were siblings.

Then came the big discover happened:
My entire great grandmother's family was killed in WW2, shot in the Kostopol
Forest in 1942 by the Nazis. Together, online, we found the records at Yad
Vashem, and testimonies that had been recorded by "a surviving son." I did
further research and discovered that the surviving son and his brother
escaped this atrocity at the ages of 15 and 17, and are still alive today
and living in Israel. They are 85 and 87 years old with children and
grandchildren.

So - I'm hopping a plane to Israel in May to meet the survivors, my 2nd
cousins, and their families, and record their stories and photograph them
(yes, I'm a documentary photographer).

Not only did I discover the initial 3rd cousins as well as this amazing
story of courage by the other set of cousins...but I have brought together
these two side of the family in Israel who had never met before!

I'm so excited about this turn of events in my family research and that I'm
able to meet them while they are still alive.

This story is to thank everyone who helped me on this listserve, and to let
those who are starting out on their research know to keep persevering....the
connections do happen!

Best to all,
Jana Marcus
Santa Cruz, California

MODERATOR NOTE - A wonderful mitzvah!


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: bessarabia digest: April 25, 2013 #bessarabia

Jana Marcus <jana@...>
 

Dear Bessarabians,

I want to share a wonderful story with you all.
Many of you on this listserve replied to me in February when I was trying to
locate a researcher in Israel to find a branch of my family. I had found a
stack of letters between my grandmother in the US and people in Israel she
called "cousins" >from 1972. All I had was a name and PO Box address from
1972, and no prior idea I had relatives in Israel.

Many of you helped me locate Batya Unterschatz-Landsman, who had closed her
research business several years ago, but luckily for all of us, still does
work on the side. Thank you all very much for your help!

Batya not only located information about the relatives, their children and
grandchildren, but had birthdays, phone numbers and addresses...all found in
6 days after my request!

I have since had many communications with my 3rd cousins in Israel and
together we discovered that my great grandmother and their great grandfather
were siblings.

Then came the big discover happened:
My entire great grandmother's family was killed in WW2, shot in the Kostopol
Forest in 1942 by the Nazis. Together, online, we found the records at Yad
Vashem, and testimonies that had been recorded by "a surviving son." I did
further research and discovered that the surviving son and his brother
escaped this atrocity at the ages of 15 and 17, and are still alive today
and living in Israel. They are 85 and 87 years old with children and
grandchildren.

So - I'm hopping a plane to Israel in May to meet the survivors, my 2nd
cousins, and their families, and record their stories and photograph them
(yes, I'm a documentary photographer).

Not only did I discover the initial 3rd cousins as well as this amazing
story of courage by the other set of cousins...but I have brought together
these two side of the family in Israel who had never met before!

I'm so excited about this turn of events in my family research and that I'm
able to meet them while they are still alive.

This story is to thank everyone who helped me on this listserve, and to let
those who are starting out on their research know to keep persevering....the
connections do happen!

Best to all,
Jana Marcus
Santa Cruz, California

MODERATOR NOTE - A wonderful mitzvah!


Marian Smith United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Speaker at May 5 JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Meeting #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with and located at
Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, May 5, 2013 1:30-3:30 p.m.at Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Program: Obscure Records of Citizenship and Immigration

Not all naturalization and citizenship documents can be found at the
National Archives. This presentation will focus on lesser-known federal
records of derived citizenship, repatriation, and correspondence covering a
variety of citizenship-related problems and topics. While the records
discussed were created after 1906 some involve events that occurred
years or decades before. In addition to case studies and examples, the
presentation will provide guidance for researching the records at either
USCIS or the National Archives.

Speaker: Marian Smith is Chief of the Historical Research Branch within
the USCIS in Washington. D.C. She is an Historian who first joined that
organization in 1988 when it was the INS. For many years she was a regular
speaker at national genealogy conferences and the author of genealogical
journal articles about immigration and naturalization history and
records.

She now directs the agency's History, Library, and fee-for-service
Genealogy programs.

On March 1, 2003, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
assumed responsibility for the immigration service functions of the federal
government. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was dismantled
as a result of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107=96296,
116 Stat. 2135) which separated the agency into three components within the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The USCIS Genealogy Program is a
fee-for-service program that provides researchers with timely access to
historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.)
facilitated by Hal Bookbinder, founding member of JGSCV and past president
of the IAJGS and current member of the JewishGen Board of Governors. The
schmoozing corner is to talk with a senior member about suggestions for
breaking down your brick walls or obtaining suggestions on where to
research for your family history.

We will have Categories A & B of our traveling library available
beginning at 1:00 PM to shortly after the meeting. The list of books which
are in the JGSCV library is located on our website
http://www.jgscv.org under library-traveling.

There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend.
Membership forms are available at the meeting, on the http://www.jgscv.org
website. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.
Dues paid are good through December 2013.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information, including directions please see the JGSCV website:
http://www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marian Smith United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Speaker at May 5 JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Meeting #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with and located at
Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, May 5, 2013 1:30-3:30 p.m.at Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Program: Obscure Records of Citizenship and Immigration

Not all naturalization and citizenship documents can be found at the
National Archives. This presentation will focus on lesser-known federal
records of derived citizenship, repatriation, and correspondence covering a
variety of citizenship-related problems and topics. While the records
discussed were created after 1906 some involve events that occurred
years or decades before. In addition to case studies and examples, the
presentation will provide guidance for researching the records at either
USCIS or the National Archives.

Speaker: Marian Smith is Chief of the Historical Research Branch within
the USCIS in Washington. D.C. She is an Historian who first joined that
organization in 1988 when it was the INS. For many years she was a regular
speaker at national genealogy conferences and the author of genealogical
journal articles about immigration and naturalization history and
records.

She now directs the agency's History, Library, and fee-for-service
Genealogy programs.

On March 1, 2003, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
assumed responsibility for the immigration service functions of the federal
government. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was dismantled
as a result of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107=96296,
116 Stat. 2135) which separated the agency into three components within the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The USCIS Genealogy Program is a
fee-for-service program that provides researchers with timely access to
historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.

Our schmoozing corner starts 20 minutes before the program (1:10 p.m.)
facilitated by Hal Bookbinder, founding member of JGSCV and past president
of the IAJGS and current member of the JewishGen Board of Governors. The
schmoozing corner is to talk with a senior member about suggestions for
breaking down your brick walls or obtaining suggestions on where to
research for your family history.

We will have Categories A & B of our traveling library available
beginning at 1:00 PM to shortly after the meeting. The list of books which
are in the JGSCV library is located on our website
http://www.jgscv.org under library-traveling.

There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are welcome to attend.
Membership forms are available at the meeting, on the http://www.jgscv.org
website. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.
Dues paid are good through December 2013.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information, including directions please see the JGSCV website:
http://www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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