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(European Union) Guidelines to Expand "Right To Be Forgotten" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Two recent developments this week on the European Union and the "Right to be
Forgotten" and "Internet Dominance" by Google.

1. Last May the European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) decision against Google
requires the search engine, to remove certain links to articles that the named
person requests be taken down, the Right to be Forgotten"; and 2.The European
Union (EU) Proposed Data Privacy Regulation which includes both a provision for
"Right to be Forgotten" and the "Right to Erasure". On November 26 the European
Union issued guidelines which will be released to the public later this week that
would expand their "Right to be Forgotten" to all countries where the search
engines operate-another words worldwide.While the Court case was found against
Google, which has over 85 percent of the search engine market in the European Union
countries, the "Right to be Forgotten" is a EU concept that affects all search
engines. The concern is that people could do a search on the non-EU websites and
obtain the information that was removed in the EU such as looking at the US website
of Google.com. To read the announcement of the guideline, see:
http://tinyurl.com/oq5flnk
Original url:
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/press-material/press-release/art29_press_material/20141126_wp29_press_release_ecj_de-listing.pdf

To read more about this see the New York Times article at:
http://tinyurl.com/q7n2tpm
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/technology/right-to-be-forgotten-should-be-extended-beyond-europe-eu-panel-says.html?emc=eta1

Thank you to Eden Joachim for sharing the NY Times article with us.

2. On November 27 the EU Parliament voted to break up Google in a non-binding vote
to prevent search engines such as Google >from having "internet dominance" and from
being involved in other commercial activities on the Internet- in other words
"unbundling" different services. While it's non-binding, it will add to the
"pressure" that the EU is giving to Google regarding antitrust concerns. The EU
Parliament does not have the formal power over antitrust policy in the 28 countries
of the European Union. That power rests with the European Commission. To read more
on this see: http://tinyurl.com/m4gac7v
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/business/international/google-european-union.html.

Past postings on the European Union and the proposed data privacy regulation and
more on the recent Parliament vote on unbundling Internet search engines may be
found in the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives :
[http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts ] . You must
be a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (European Union) Guidelines to Expand "Right To Be Forgotten" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Two recent developments this week on the European Union and the "Right to be
Forgotten" and "Internet Dominance" by Google.

1. Last May the European Union Court of Justice (EUCJ) decision against Google
requires the search engine, to remove certain links to articles that the named
person requests be taken down, the Right to be Forgotten"; and 2.The European
Union (EU) Proposed Data Privacy Regulation which includes both a provision for
"Right to be Forgotten" and the "Right to Erasure". On November 26 the European
Union issued guidelines which will be released to the public later this week that
would expand their "Right to be Forgotten" to all countries where the search
engines operate-another words worldwide.While the Court case was found against
Google, which has over 85 percent of the search engine market in the European Union
countries, the "Right to be Forgotten" is a EU concept that affects all search
engines. The concern is that people could do a search on the non-EU websites and
obtain the information that was removed in the EU such as looking at the US website
of Google.com. To read the announcement of the guideline, see:
http://tinyurl.com/oq5flnk
Original url:
http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/press-material/press-release/art29_press_material/20141126_wp29_press_release_ecj_de-listing.pdf

To read more about this see the New York Times article at:
http://tinyurl.com/q7n2tpm
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/technology/right-to-be-forgotten-should-be-extended-beyond-europe-eu-panel-says.html?emc=eta1

Thank you to Eden Joachim for sharing the NY Times article with us.

2. On November 27 the EU Parliament voted to break up Google in a non-binding vote
to prevent search engines such as Google >from having "internet dominance" and from
being involved in other commercial activities on the Internet- in other words
"unbundling" different services. While it's non-binding, it will add to the
"pressure" that the EU is giving to Google regarding antitrust concerns. The EU
Parliament does not have the formal power over antitrust policy in the 28 countries
of the European Union. That power rests with the European Commission. To read more
on this see: http://tinyurl.com/m4gac7v
Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/business/international/google-european-union.html.

Past postings on the European Union and the proposed data privacy regulation and
more on the recent Parliament vote on unbundling Internet search engines may be
found in the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives :
[http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts ] . You must
be a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Cohn/Kohn family Poland-New York and New Jersey #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

F. Iwaniski is looking for the Kohn/Cohn family >from New Jersey, and mentioned that
Laibush Cohn died around 1968 to 1970 in Queens, New York. Bernard, Murry and Eli
were the names of his sons.

Obviously, the surnames Kohn and Cohn are too common to easily track except when
paried with very unusual first names, which may not be the case here.

The easiest thing to do first is check the on-line databases for Mount Ararat,
Mount Zion, Mount Hebron, Mount Carmel, Mount Lebanon, Mount Judah, Montefiore, and
New Montefiore Cemeteries, and also JOWBR. If he finds Laibush, the cemetery
should be able to provide some information about the next of kin, including where
they lived, which should help narrow things down even though it's old information.
(I concede that it also may depend on the mood of the person who answers the phone
in the cemetery office.) With a little luck, like annual care payments to maintain
the grave, the cemetery will have more recent information, but 40 years later, his
sons may have also died and the process may have to be repeated in some form.

If Laibush is not in an on-line listing and Iwaniski lives in the New York City
area, he can obtain the date of death and the death certificate number >from the
N.Y.C. death indices in room 103 of the main branch of New York Public Library (if
not, maybe somebody can check for him?), and then obtain the death certificate from
the N.Y.C. Department of Health. It will have the cemetery name.

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cohn/Kohn family Poland-New York and New Jersey #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

F. Iwaniski is looking for the Kohn/Cohn family >from New Jersey, and mentioned that
Laibush Cohn died around 1968 to 1970 in Queens, New York. Bernard, Murry and Eli
were the names of his sons.

Obviously, the surnames Kohn and Cohn are too common to easily track except when
paried with very unusual first names, which may not be the case here.

The easiest thing to do first is check the on-line databases for Mount Ararat,
Mount Zion, Mount Hebron, Mount Carmel, Mount Lebanon, Mount Judah, Montefiore, and
New Montefiore Cemeteries, and also JOWBR. If he finds Laibush, the cemetery
should be able to provide some information about the next of kin, including where
they lived, which should help narrow things down even though it's old information.
(I concede that it also may depend on the mood of the person who answers the phone
in the cemetery office.) With a little luck, like annual care payments to maintain
the grave, the cemetery will have more recent information, but 40 years later, his
sons may have also died and the process may have to be repeated in some form.

If Laibush is not in an on-line listing and Iwaniski lives in the New York City
area, he can obtain the date of death and the death certificate number >from the
N.Y.C. death indices in room 103 of the main branch of New York Public Library (if
not, maybe somebody can check for him?), and then obtain the death certificate from
the N.Y.C. Department of Health. It will have the cemetery name.

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Rebecca POPKIN's death date #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for information on finding my great
grandmother's death date. Thanks to you, I now have both the date and death
certificate number (she is listed as Beckie POPKIN), which I'm hoping will reveal
additional interesting tidbits. There's always another mystery waiting to be
discovered!

This is truly an amazing online community. Thanks again.

Liz Hanellin
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rebecca POPKIN's death date #general

Liz Hanellin
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for information on finding my great
grandmother's death date. Thanks to you, I now have both the date and death
certificate number (she is listed as Beckie POPKIN), which I'm hoping will reveal
additional interesting tidbits. There's always another mystery waiting to be
discovered!

This is truly an amazing online community. Thanks again.

Liz Hanellin
NYC


MENDELBAUM family Radom (Przysucha/Szydlowiec) #general

Vincent Mendelbaum <vmendelbaum@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I 'm looking for informations about my MENDELBAUM family ancestry. The older
MENDELBAUM in my family I found is Kysel MENDELBAUM (father of Avram Reuwen
MENDELBAUM). All descendants of Avram Reuwen (born in 1830/1835 and decesed in
Szydlowiec in 1895) were born in Szydlowiec or Pzysucha.

But I don't find any informations in Radom about him and his father. Besides, I
found his pass-ticket to Radom Gubernia, so he probably comes outside.

The only Kysel (Chassejl) MENDELBAUM act I found in JRI is a death act in Krasnik
in 1837. Could it be him ?

Do you have any informations about this family?

Thanks

Vincent Mendelbaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MENDELBAUM family Radom (Przysucha/Szydlowiec) #general

Vincent Mendelbaum <vmendelbaum@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I 'm looking for informations about my MENDELBAUM family ancestry. The older
MENDELBAUM in my family I found is Kysel MENDELBAUM (father of Avram Reuwen
MENDELBAUM). All descendants of Avram Reuwen (born in 1830/1835 and decesed in
Szydlowiec in 1895) were born in Szydlowiec or Pzysucha.

But I don't find any informations in Radom about him and his father. Besides, I
found his pass-ticket to Radom Gubernia, so he probably comes outside.

The only Kysel (Chassejl) MENDELBAUM act I found in JRI is a death act in Krasnik
in 1837. Could it be him ?

Do you have any informations about this family?

Thanks

Vincent Mendelbaum


MENDELBAUM family Radom (Przysucha/Szydlowiec) #germany

Vincent Mendelbaum <vmendelbaum@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I 'm looking for informations about my MENDELBAUM family ancestry.

The older MENDELBAUM in my family I found is Kysel MENDELBAUM
(father of Avram Reuwen MENDELBAUM).

All descendants of Avram Reuwen (born in 1830/1835 and decesed
in Szydlowiec in 1895) were born in Szydlowiec or Pzysucha.

But I don't find any informations in Radom about him and his
father. Besides, I found his pass-ticket to Radom Gubernia,
so he probably comes outside.

The only Kysel (Chassejl) MENDELBAUM act I found in JRI is a
death act in Krasnik in 1837. Could it be him ?
Do you have any informations about this family?

Vincent Mendelbaum, Reunion Island, French Indian Ocean, vmendelbaum@...


Solomas KURAS - Vidiskiai Lithuania to Argentina. #latinamerica

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Dear friends,

Further to a recent posting I now have more information on SHALOM KUR - in fact he changed his name to Solomas KURAS - and arrived in Argentina aged 19 yrs - single - >from Vidiskiai Lithuania on 06/06/1927.

I have written to CEMLA to ask for further information but have not as yet had a response.

Can anyone advise me how to go about searching for Solomas, did he marry, have children? - where did he live?

Solomas' parents were Shimon and Yocheved Ester, he had 2 brothers who went to South Africa - Gershon and Boruch (have full family trees) and a sister Khaye who perished in the Shoah.


There is a Solomon Kuras buried in Buenos Aires but investigation has proved this is not my Solomas.

Any leads so gratefully appreciated.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


German SIG #Germany MENDELBAUM family Radom (Przysucha/Szydlowiec) #germany

Vincent Mendelbaum <vmendelbaum@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I 'm looking for informations about my MENDELBAUM family ancestry.

The older MENDELBAUM in my family I found is Kysel MENDELBAUM
(father of Avram Reuwen MENDELBAUM).

All descendants of Avram Reuwen (born in 1830/1835 and decesed
in Szydlowiec in 1895) were born in Szydlowiec or Pzysucha.

But I don't find any informations in Radom about him and his
father. Besides, I found his pass-ticket to Radom Gubernia,
so he probably comes outside.

The only Kysel (Chassejl) MENDELBAUM act I found in JRI is a
death act in Krasnik in 1837. Could it be him ?
Do you have any informations about this family?

Vincent Mendelbaum, Reunion Island, French Indian Ocean, vmendelbaum@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica Solomas KURAS - Vidiskiai Lithuania to Argentina. #latinamerica

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Dear friends,

Further to a recent posting I now have more information on SHALOM KUR - in fact he changed his name to Solomas KURAS - and arrived in Argentina aged 19 yrs - single - >from Vidiskiai Lithuania on 06/06/1927.

I have written to CEMLA to ask for further information but have not as yet had a response.

Can anyone advise me how to go about searching for Solomas, did he marry, have children? - where did he live?

Solomas' parents were Shimon and Yocheved Ester, he had 2 brothers who went to South Africa - Gershon and Boruch (have full family trees) and a sister Khaye who perished in the Shoah.


There is a Solomon Kuras buried in Buenos Aires but investigation has proved this is not my Solomas.

Any leads so gratefully appreciated.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


KUR / KURAS - Lithuania to South America. #latinamerica

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Seeking KURAITE/ KUR/ KURAS who came >from Vidiskiai Lithuania.

Anschel KUR - a butcher - had several children born c 1870s the only ones known are Shimon, Khaye and Tirtza.

Khaye is believed to have perished in the Shoah with her husband and children, Tirtza too., however Shimon and his wife Yocheved Ester had 4 children, Gershon, Boruch, Shalom and Brokha. all born c. 1900-14.



Gershon and Boruch went to South Africa in 1926 and 1929, (have full family trees) Brokha married Shloima Chaim NAMIOT - she along with her husband, children and grandchildren were murdered in the Shoah, unless there are some who survived and we don't know about them! - but Shalom is a mystery - he told his family that he was going to go to South America - he left home and was never heard of again. Did he make it to South America?

I have searched Argentinian records but can find no connection to KUR/KURAS >from Lithuania - there is a Soloman KURAS buried in Buenos Aires but he was born there.

If anyone is connected to a KUR/KURAS family or has any idea of where I can search for families who went to South America >from Lithuania please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Latin America #LatinAmerica KUR / KURAS - Lithuania to South America. #latinamerica

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Seeking KURAITE/ KUR/ KURAS who came >from Vidiskiai Lithuania.

Anschel KUR - a butcher - had several children born c 1870s the only ones known are Shimon, Khaye and Tirtza.

Khaye is believed to have perished in the Shoah with her husband and children, Tirtza too., however Shimon and his wife Yocheved Ester had 4 children, Gershon, Boruch, Shalom and Brokha. all born c. 1900-14.



Gershon and Boruch went to South Africa in 1926 and 1929, (have full family trees) Brokha married Shloima Chaim NAMIOT - she along with her husband, children and grandchildren were murdered in the Shoah, unless there are some who survived and we don't know about them! - but Shalom is a mystery - he told his family that he was going to go to South America - he left home and was never heard of again. Did he make it to South America?

I have searched Argentinian records but can find no connection to KUR/KURAS >from Lithuania - there is a Soloman KURAS buried in Buenos Aires but he was born there.

If anyone is connected to a KUR/KURAS family or has any idea of where I can search for families who went to South America >from Lithuania please contact me privately.

Thank you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Searching for Hirsch and Egri #romania

Lea Schlaff <layomayo393@...>
 

Hi,

I am searching for any information on the Hirsch and Egri families both
from Somcuta Mara. I know that at certain points they were possibly in
Bucium as well as Kapolnik Monostor. I was actually recently in Romania
and visitied the cemeteries there but came up empty handed.

I mostly know Hebrew names but when searching the databases I cant find
anything even remotely similar.

Thanks in advance,

Lea Schlaff
layomayo393@...
Brooklyn, NY


Searching for:

Hirsch- Somcuta Mare/ Kapolnik Monostor/ Bucium
Egri- Somcuta Mare


Romania SIG #Romania Searching for Hirsch and Egri #romania

Lea Schlaff <layomayo393@...>
 

Hi,

I am searching for any information on the Hirsch and Egri families both
from Somcuta Mara. I know that at certain points they were possibly in
Bucium as well as Kapolnik Monostor. I was actually recently in Romania
and visitied the cemeteries there but came up empty handed.

I mostly know Hebrew names but when searching the databases I cant find
anything even remotely similar.

Thanks in advance,

Lea Schlaff
layomayo393@...
Brooklyn, NY


Searching for:

Hirsch- Somcuta Mare/ Kapolnik Monostor/ Bucium
Egri- Somcuta Mare


Audio Transcription Request #ukraine

Alchemedia
 

I have a 30 second audio recording (in English) in which my
g-grandmother mentions the town of her birth. Unfortunately, her
Russian accent is so heavy I am unable to discern the name of the
town, however, I would assume anyone familiar with Russian could
easily do so. Would someone be willing to listen to the recording to
see whether they can make out the town name? I have posted the short
audio clip to the web. Kindly reply to me directly and I will forward
the link.

Thanks very much for your assistance.

Scott Whitman


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Audio Transcription Request #ukraine

Alchemedia
 

I have a 30 second audio recording (in English) in which my
g-grandmother mentions the town of her birth. Unfortunately, her
Russian accent is so heavy I am unable to discern the name of the
town, however, I would assume anyone familiar with Russian could
easily do so. Would someone be willing to listen to the recording to
see whether they can make out the town name? I have posted the short
audio clip to the web. Kindly reply to me directly and I will forward
the link.

Thanks very much for your assistance.

Scott Whitman


Re: Creating copy of large delicate family tree at Leo Baeck in NYC #germany

Renee Steinig
 

Marian Merritt <marianmerritt2@...> wrote:

<<There is a large and very old family tree on file at Leo Baeck...
that I'd like to get copied. They suggest taking photographs of it as
it's too large and delicate to be scanned or copied. Has anyone tried
this method and is there any special method other than having a good
camera?....>>

Knowing that Jay Osborn has photographed, then masterfully "stitched"
together, many large maps for the Gesher Galicia website
(geshergalicia.org), I asked his advice. With his permission, I'm
paraphrasing it below. I know nothing more, so please, no questions.

The software Jay uses for stitching maps -- Photoshop Elements, about
$80 >from many sources -- has a "panorama assembly" feature which
allows you to merge photos in a grid. Jay believes there are several
other programs, including some online, which do the same thing.

Good original images are key to good results. The images should be
sharp (well focused) and well lit (with good contrast), have good
resolution (at least one image per letter-size page area using a
12-megapixel camera or higher), and overlap each other by about 1/3 in
each direction. Jay stressed the importance of the overlap, which
allows the software to merge the images, correct the scale and angle, etc.

If the tree detail is very small/fine, then the pictures need to be
taken closer, i.e. covering even less area per image, but still with
generous overlap. It helps considerably to keep the camera square to
the wall, though this isn't essential. If the photos don't have this
kind of quality, it may still be possible to merge them manually into
an acceptable result, but it will require more time and effort.

Jay recommends against letting the camera or phone do the stitch, as
the lines and details in the family tree are likely to blur. It's
better to keep the original images and work with them on a computer,
so nothing is lost.

Many thanks to Jay for sharing his expertise. I hope this information
is helpful to some of you.

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills, New York, USA genmaven@...


German SIG #Germany RE: Creating copy of large delicate family tree at Leo Baeck in NYC #germany

Renee Steinig
 

Marian Merritt <marianmerritt2@...> wrote:

<<There is a large and very old family tree on file at Leo Baeck...
that I'd like to get copied. They suggest taking photographs of it as
it's too large and delicate to be scanned or copied. Has anyone tried
this method and is there any special method other than having a good
camera?....>>

Knowing that Jay Osborn has photographed, then masterfully "stitched"
together, many large maps for the Gesher Galicia website
(geshergalicia.org), I asked his advice. With his permission, I'm
paraphrasing it below. I know nothing more, so please, no questions.

The software Jay uses for stitching maps -- Photoshop Elements, about
$80 >from many sources -- has a "panorama assembly" feature which
allows you to merge photos in a grid. Jay believes there are several
other programs, including some online, which do the same thing.

Good original images are key to good results. The images should be
sharp (well focused) and well lit (with good contrast), have good
resolution (at least one image per letter-size page area using a
12-megapixel camera or higher), and overlap each other by about 1/3 in
each direction. Jay stressed the importance of the overlap, which
allows the software to merge the images, correct the scale and angle, etc.

If the tree detail is very small/fine, then the pictures need to be
taken closer, i.e. covering even less area per image, but still with
generous overlap. It helps considerably to keep the camera square to
the wall, though this isn't essential. If the photos don't have this
kind of quality, it may still be possible to merge them manually into
an acceptable result, but it will require more time and effort.

Jay recommends against letting the camera or phone do the stitch, as
the lines and details in the family tree are likely to blur. It's
better to keep the original images and work with them on a computer,
so nothing is lost.

Many thanks to Jay for sharing his expertise. I hope this information
is helpful to some of you.

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills, New York, USA genmaven@...

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