Date   

Nasz Przeglad Project Updates #poland #warsaw

hadassahlipsius
 

In lieu of the availability of 20th century Warszawa vital records,
Jewishgen's Warszawa Research Group has been indexing the death notices and
memorial service notices >from the Polish-language Jewish periodical Nasz
Przeglad ("Our Review"). Nasz Przeglad was a Polish-language Zionist
newspaper, published daily in Warszawa >from March 1923 until August 1939.

The vast majority of the death notices are for Warszawa residents. However,
there were also notices for people in other cities in Poland, as well as in
other countries. It is believed that the out-of-country notices were usually
for people whose original residence was Warszawa, or who had family living
in Warszawa at the time that the notice was published. Out-of-country
notices were published for people living in places such as the United
States, Palestine, Argentina and Canada.

The Database was recently updated by an additional 4000 records and the
database now covers the following years 1923-1927, 1929 -1938. We are
just missing 1928 and hopefully that will be added in 2015.

For more information on this database, go to
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/NaszPrzeglad.htm The website has not
yet been updated to indicate the new years but it will happen soon.

The Nasz Przeglad database can be searched using Jewishgen's All Poland
Database www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Best of luck in your search.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA


Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work
done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping
me to find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add
the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery /
cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your
local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions that help
grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family
members to find answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider
other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have
done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Nasz Przeglad Project Updates #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

In lieu of the availability of 20th century Warszawa vital records,
Jewishgen's Warszawa Research Group has been indexing the death notices and
memorial service notices >from the Polish-language Jewish periodical Nasz
Przeglad ("Our Review"). Nasz Przeglad was a Polish-language Zionist
newspaper, published daily in Warszawa >from March 1923 until August 1939.

The vast majority of the death notices are for Warszawa residents. However,
there were also notices for people in other cities in Poland, as well as in
other countries. It is believed that the out-of-country notices were usually
for people whose original residence was Warszawa, or who had family living
in Warszawa at the time that the notice was published. Out-of-country
notices were published for people living in places such as the United
States, Palestine, Argentina and Canada.

The Database was recently updated by an additional 4000 records and the
database now covers the following years 1923-1927, 1929 -1938. We are
just missing 1928 and hopefully that will be added in 2015.

For more information on this database, go to
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/NaszPrzeglad.htm The website has not
yet been updated to indicate the new years but it will happen soon.

The Nasz Przeglad database can be searched using Jewishgen's All Poland
Database www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Best of luck in your search.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work
done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping
me to find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add
the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery /
cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your
local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions that help
grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family
members to find answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider
other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have
done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


(US) Federal Register Published Proposed Rules for Certification for Access to Death Master File #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On December 22, on this discussion group, I posted the National Technical
Information Service (NTIS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) describing
a rule that would, if implemented, establish, pursuant to Section 203 of the
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-67), a certification program to
replace the temporary certification program currently in place for access to
the Death Master File (DMF). While the NTIS expected the Federal Register
to publish the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on December 24, the Federal
Register published it today, December 30. The deadline for comments to be
submitted is January 29, 2015. To read the proposed rule see:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-30/pdf/2014-30199.pdf

The purpose is to reduce opportunities for identity theft and restrict
information sources used in filing fraudulent tax returns. The requirements
spelled out in the proposed rule follow the requirements established last
year in Congress' s passage of Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of
2013 (Pub. L. 113-67). The rule establishes those who can have immediate
access to the Limited Access Death Master File for those users who
demonstrate a legitimate fraud prevention interest of a legitimate business
purpose for the information.

One of the "positive" changes is the provision if someone provides the data
element(s) that are included in the DMF (name, social security number, date
of birth, or date of death) whether that person is certified or not, and the
information is obtained independent of the Limited DMF, the information is
not considered part of the Limited Access DMF. However, if a certified
person receives this information independent >from the Limited Access DMF it
is not considered part of the DMF if the NTIS source information is replaced
with the newly provided information. This is one area the proposed rule is
requesting the public to comment.

One of the more onerous provisions, especially for genealogists, is the required
security audits by independent third party assessment bodies and requirements to
meet those standards. These assessments are required to become certified.
The person must submit a written attestation >from an Accredited Certification
Body that the applicant has information security systems, facilities,
and procedures in place to protect the security of the DMF information.

There are penalties ranging >from $1,000 to $250,000 for the certified person
unauthorized disclosure of the information.

There is no specific mention of the charges that NTIS will impose for
accessing the data once the person is certified. However, the current fees
are substantial. These are fees in addition to the certification fee-which
the proposed rule states NTIS will charge but not what they charge.
Currently they are charging $200 for the certification fee only.

For those who are considering applying for certification I suggest you read
Dee Dee King's article on her experience of becoming certified. Not only is
the access to the information very costly, the restricted database no longer
provides many of the data elements we were used to in the Social Security
Death Index (SSDI)-the commercial version of the DMF, nor does it have a
search engine that the genealogical firms used that facilitated the search.
Dee Dee's article : http://tinyurl.com/kr9g48z

Original url:
http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/wp-content/uploads/CAFG_Vol_4_Issue_3_DMF-Special.pdf


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Federal Register Published Proposed Rules for Certification for Access to Death Master File #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On December 22, on this discussion group, I posted the National Technical
Information Service (NTIS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) describing
a rule that would, if implemented, establish, pursuant to Section 203 of the
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-67), a certification program to
replace the temporary certification program currently in place for access to
the Death Master File (DMF). While the NTIS expected the Federal Register
to publish the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on December 24, the Federal
Register published it today, December 30. The deadline for comments to be
submitted is January 29, 2015. To read the proposed rule see:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-30/pdf/2014-30199.pdf

The purpose is to reduce opportunities for identity theft and restrict
information sources used in filing fraudulent tax returns. The requirements
spelled out in the proposed rule follow the requirements established last
year in Congress' s passage of Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of
2013 (Pub. L. 113-67). The rule establishes those who can have immediate
access to the Limited Access Death Master File for those users who
demonstrate a legitimate fraud prevention interest of a legitimate business
purpose for the information.

One of the "positive" changes is the provision if someone provides the data
element(s) that are included in the DMF (name, social security number, date
of birth, or date of death) whether that person is certified or not, and the
information is obtained independent of the Limited DMF, the information is
not considered part of the Limited Access DMF. However, if a certified
person receives this information independent >from the Limited Access DMF it
is not considered part of the DMF if the NTIS source information is replaced
with the newly provided information. This is one area the proposed rule is
requesting the public to comment.

One of the more onerous provisions, especially for genealogists, is the required
security audits by independent third party assessment bodies and requirements to
meet those standards. These assessments are required to become certified.
The person must submit a written attestation >from an Accredited Certification
Body that the applicant has information security systems, facilities,
and procedures in place to protect the security of the DMF information.

There are penalties ranging >from $1,000 to $250,000 for the certified person
unauthorized disclosure of the information.

There is no specific mention of the charges that NTIS will impose for
accessing the data once the person is certified. However, the current fees
are substantial. These are fees in addition to the certification fee-which
the proposed rule states NTIS will charge but not what they charge.
Currently they are charging $200 for the certification fee only.

For those who are considering applying for certification I suggest you read
Dee Dee King's article on her experience of becoming certified. Not only is
the access to the information very costly, the restricted database no longer
provides many of the data elements we were used to in the Social Security
Death Index (SSDI)-the commercial version of the DMF, nor does it have a
search engine that the genealogical firms used that facilitated the search.
Dee Dee's article : http://tinyurl.com/kr9g48z

Original url:
http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/wp-content/uploads/CAFG_Vol_4_Issue_3_DMF-Special.pdf


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Jews in Szepes Area #hungary

jnskraus@...
 

Evan Wilson asked whether there were any documents on Jews in the Szepes =
area other than tax, census, and vital records currently indexed on =
line.

There is the book and accompanying disc, JEWS IN THE SPIS REGION 1. =
KESMAROK. It was written by Madeline Isenberg and Mikulas Liptak and =
published by VIVIT, Mr. Liptak's firm. I do not know if Mrs. Isenberg =
has any copies left for sale.

Sam Kraus

Moderator: This is a one-time message regarding a commercial product. Any
further discussions or inquiries must be conducted off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Jews in Szepes Area #hungary

jnskraus@...
 

Evan Wilson asked whether there were any documents on Jews in the Szepes =
area other than tax, census, and vital records currently indexed on =
line.

There is the book and accompanying disc, JEWS IN THE SPIS REGION 1. =
KESMAROK. It was written by Madeline Isenberg and Mikulas Liptak and =
published by VIVIT, Mr. Liptak's firm. I do not know if Mrs. Isenberg =
has any copies left for sale.

Sam Kraus

Moderator: This is a one-time message regarding a commercial product. Any
further discussions or inquiries must be conducted off-list.


Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Hungary SIG #Hungary Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work
done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping
me to find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add
the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery /
cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your
local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions that help
grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family
members to find answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider
other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have
done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Hungary SIG #Hungary JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work
done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping
me to find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add
the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you
to make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery /
cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your
local Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions that help
grow the JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family
members to find answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider
other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have
done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut, District
of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut, District
of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from almost
4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a
faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition
to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell, Henry
Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber, Sari
Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from

Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery
Stockholm, Sweden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY

Also included in this update are thousands of records in the first
installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and other
cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new countries, many
are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape
Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland, Lebanon,
Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines,
and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery /
cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your local
Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the
JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family
members to find answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider
other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have
done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from almost
4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a
faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition
to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell, Henry
Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber, Sari
Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. In addition, without our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

Significant additions to the database include collections from

Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery
Stockholm, Sweden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY

Also included in this update are thousands of records in the first
installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and other
cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new countries, many
are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape
Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland, Lebanon,
Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines,
and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery /
cemetery section individually or consider a group project for your local
Society, temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the
JOWBR database and make it possible for researchers and family
members to find answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider
other organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have
done cemetery indexing that would consider having their records
included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


GOTTESMAN, ALEXANDER, HELLER #galicia

Andy Bajrak <aclbajrak@...>
 

1. Researching Serel GOTTESMAN'S relatives >from Medyka, Poland and
Mostiska, Stary Sambor, Malnivska Volya, Grodek/Horodok in Ukraine

2. Researching her husband Berl/Bernard ALEKSANDER and their children
Isak (Jan Bernard), Chaim Jonas, Tyle, and Rafael

3. Researching possible HELLER family connection in Polana, Ukraine

Dear GG Discussion Group,

During my genealogical search I have traced my Gottesman relatives back
to the year 1859 and found my 2x great-grandparents Gimpel and Freide
Gottesman as well as their six children - Serel, Judas, Itte, Ciwie, Sender
and Refael. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any birth records in
the Polish Jewish Index for my great-grandfather Berl Aleksander.
Ashkenazi often named their children after deceased relatives and I
wonder if Tylly Alexander Heller >from Polana is my great-grandfather
Berl's sister. Her parents' names were Isak and Necha Alexander >from
Polana. Tylly also had a son named Isak with Chaskel Heller. I wonder if
my great-aunt Tyle Aleksander born in 1890 was named after Tylly Heller,
who died in 1888 and my paternal grandfather Isak Alexander was named
after her father Isak?

Also, some members of my paternal grandfather's family survived the
Second World War, immigrated to Montreal and wrote to my late father's
siblings in Hodyni/Mostiska. Sadly their names and address were lost over
the many years. I would love to reconnect with my family and would be
very grateful for any information, which you could provide me. Thank you.

All the best,

Laryssa Aleksander Bajrak


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia GOTTESMAN, ALEXANDER, HELLER #galicia

Andy Bajrak <aclbajrak@...>
 

1. Researching Serel GOTTESMAN'S relatives >from Medyka, Poland and
Mostiska, Stary Sambor, Malnivska Volya, Grodek/Horodok in Ukraine

2. Researching her husband Berl/Bernard ALEKSANDER and their children
Isak (Jan Bernard), Chaim Jonas, Tyle, and Rafael

3. Researching possible HELLER family connection in Polana, Ukraine

Dear GG Discussion Group,

During my genealogical search I have traced my Gottesman relatives back
to the year 1859 and found my 2x great-grandparents Gimpel and Freide
Gottesman as well as their six children - Serel, Judas, Itte, Ciwie, Sender
and Refael. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any birth records in
the Polish Jewish Index for my great-grandfather Berl Aleksander.
Ashkenazi often named their children after deceased relatives and I
wonder if Tylly Alexander Heller >from Polana is my great-grandfather
Berl's sister. Her parents' names were Isak and Necha Alexander >from
Polana. Tylly also had a son named Isak with Chaskel Heller. I wonder if
my great-aunt Tyle Aleksander born in 1890 was named after Tylly Heller,
who died in 1888 and my paternal grandfather Isak Alexander was named
after her father Isak?

Also, some members of my paternal grandfather's family survived the
Second World War, immigrated to Montreal and wrote to my late father's
siblings in Hodyni/Mostiska. Sadly their names and address were lost over
the many years. I would love to reconnect with my family and would be
very grateful for any information, which you could provide me. Thank you.

All the best,

Laryssa Aleksander Bajrak

94901 - 94920 of 654887