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(Canada) Canadiana.ca Puts 21 Million Pages of Canadian History on Their Website #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website Canadiana.ca has processed 21 million pages of historic records
from Canada. The website can be searched by keyword, collection and date
range. To access the website go to:
http://eco.canadiana.ca/?usrlang=en

While there are 11 major collections on the website, there is one
specifically devoted to genealogy that you may find of interest. The
Genealogy and Local History Collection includes: voter's lists, eulogies,
directories and gazettes, biographies, civil service lists, published
diaries, church magazines and pamphlets, militia lists, publications from
professional and trade societies, and school publications. When you access
the website at the above url., scroll down through the list of collections
where you will find the Genealogy and Local History Collection.

Access to the website is free, however you will be required to create an
account with username, email address, real name and password.

Thank you to Genealogy In Time Magazine for alerting us to this website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Canadiana.ca Puts 21 Million Pages of Canadian History on Their Website #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The website Canadiana.ca has processed 21 million pages of historic records
from Canada. The website can be searched by keyword, collection and date
range. To access the website go to:
http://eco.canadiana.ca/?usrlang=en

While there are 11 major collections on the website, there is one
specifically devoted to genealogy that you may find of interest. The
Genealogy and Local History Collection includes: voter's lists, eulogies,
directories and gazettes, biographies, civil service lists, published
diaries, church magazines and pamphlets, militia lists, publications from
professional and trade societies, and school publications. When you access
the website at the above url., scroll down through the list of collections
where you will find the Genealogy and Local History Collection.

Access to the website is free, however you will be required to create an
account with username, email address, real name and password.

Thank you to Genealogy In Time Magazine for alerting us to this website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens, NY #general

Charles Zar
 

If anyone is going to Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, NY, I am
looking for photos of two grave stones. Kindly reach out to me privately
for the names and locations within the cemetery.

Thanks so much

Charles Zar

Rockledge, PA =


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens, NY #general

Charles Zar
 

If anyone is going to Mt. Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, NY, I am
looking for photos of two grave stones. Kindly reach out to me privately
for the names and locations within the cemetery.

Thanks so much

Charles Zar

Rockledge, PA =


Montefiore Cemetery, Philadelphia #general

Charles Zar
 

If anyone needs photos >from Montefiore Cemetery in Suburban Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, please contact me privately and I will get over there this
week. Kindly visit montefiore.us first to look up the section, lot and
grave number and include that information in with your request.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Charles Zar
Rockledge, PA =

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Montefiore Cemetery, Philadelphia #general

Charles Zar
 

If anyone needs photos >from Montefiore Cemetery in Suburban Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, please contact me privately and I will get over there this
week. Kindly visit montefiore.us first to look up the section, lot and
grave number and include that information in with your request.

I look forward to hearing >from you.

Charles Zar
Rockledge, PA =

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Help Navigating New Montefiore Cemetery (NY) #general

Stevi Raab <stevialyse@...>
 

Dear fellow JewishGen members:

Does anyone have knowledge of the layout of the graves at New
Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY?

Using the cemetery's database I was able to obtain the section, row,
block, and grave number for my gggf. However, when visiting the actual
cemetery, I could not locate the grave.

There is a very basic map (available on New Montefiore's website and
museum of familyhistory), which was enough to direct me to the correct
section and block, but the rows and grave numbers are not indicated on
the map. I tried searching a handful of plots to help orient myself
while I was at the cemetery, but the grave numbers were not in any
particular order.

I am hoping someone has figured out how to locate individual graves
within a section block, or perhaps can direct me to a more detailed
block-by-block map.

Thank you in advance.

Stevi Raab
steviraab@gmail.com
JewishGen ID #: 658897


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Navigating New Montefiore Cemetery (NY) #general

Stevi Raab <stevialyse@...>
 

Dear fellow JewishGen members:

Does anyone have knowledge of the layout of the graves at New
Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY?

Using the cemetery's database I was able to obtain the section, row,
block, and grave number for my gggf. However, when visiting the actual
cemetery, I could not locate the grave.

There is a very basic map (available on New Montefiore's website and
museum of familyhistory), which was enough to direct me to the correct
section and block, but the rows and grave numbers are not indicated on
the map. I tried searching a handful of plots to help orient myself
while I was at the cemetery, but the grave numbers were not in any
particular order.

I am hoping someone has figured out how to locate individual graves
within a section block, or perhaps can direct me to a more detailed
block-by-block map.

Thank you in advance.

Stevi Raab
steviraab@gmail.com
JewishGen ID #: 658897


Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of May, 2015 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Shavua Tov!

Here is an update for the month of May 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our site.

Bessarabian Databases. New additions:
The data for the new database "Jews involved in public life in Bessarabia"
was send to JewishGen and will be available at regular search at JewishGen /
Romania(Bessarabia) databases. You will be able to find Jews involved in
public life in Bessarabia; who held government position or was part of large
Jewish organizations, like Jewish hospitals, Jewish schools. It will also
include crown rabbis at the synagogues for many Bessarabian towns.
For now, you can see that data at the Bessarabia SIG website / Bessarabian
Databases section.

Genealogical Conferences.
There was a change in a schedule for Bessarabian presentations:

Please see the schedule of all Bessarabian sessions with abstracts for each
session.

At the Bessarabia SIG Luncheon Anastasia Moscaliuk could not attend the
conference, and the Bessarabian Board suggested to have a following
presentation: "Kishinev, my native town: Can we now visit Kishinev and find
help in our genealogical research?" by Yefim Kogan. You can see an
abstract of that presentation at the conference website or at Bessarabia SIG
website.

There is a very good progress in several Cemetery projects. The update for
Cemetery projects will follow.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of May, 2015 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Shavua Tov!

Here is an update for the month of May 2015 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our site.

Bessarabian Databases. New additions:
The data for the new database "Jews involved in public life in Bessarabia"
was send to JewishGen and will be available at regular search at JewishGen /
Romania(Bessarabia) databases. You will be able to find Jews involved in
public life in Bessarabia; who held government position or was part of large
Jewish organizations, like Jewish hospitals, Jewish schools. It will also
include crown rabbis at the synagogues for many Bessarabian towns.
For now, you can see that data at the Bessarabia SIG website / Bessarabian
Databases section.

Genealogical Conferences.
There was a change in a schedule for Bessarabian presentations:

Please see the schedule of all Bessarabian sessions with abstracts for each
session.

At the Bessarabia SIG Luncheon Anastasia Moscaliuk could not attend the
conference, and the Bessarabian Board suggested to have a following
presentation: "Kishinev, my native town: Can we now visit Kishinev and find
help in our genealogical research?" by Yefim Kogan. You can see an
abstract of that presentation at the conference website or at Bessarabia SIG
website.

There is a very good progress in several Cemetery projects. The update for
Cemetery projects will follow.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


How to reconnect with your shtetl #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I encourage those of you who would like to know how some of us are
reconnecting with our shtetls, to read my post on
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org titled:

JEWISHGEN VIRTUAL HERITAGE TOUR - LITHUANIA
POSTED BY Eli RABINOWITZ
ATZALYNO GIMNAZIJA SCHOOL IN KEDAINIAI.
THE SPECIAL BOND BETWEEN THE ENGLISH TEACHER,
HER STUDENTS & A JEWISH
AUSTRALIAN, WHOSE ROOTS ARE IN KEIDAN.

If you are not on Facebook, visit elirab.me

or email me at eli@elirab.com

Best regards
Eli Rabinowitz
at Limmud Oz in Sydney


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania How to reconnect with your shtetl #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I encourage those of you who would like to know how some of us are
reconnecting with our shtetls, to read my post on
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org titled:

JEWISHGEN VIRTUAL HERITAGE TOUR - LITHUANIA
POSTED BY Eli RABINOWITZ
ATZALYNO GIMNAZIJA SCHOOL IN KEDAINIAI.
THE SPECIAL BOND BETWEEN THE ENGLISH TEACHER,
HER STUDENTS & A JEWISH
AUSTRALIAN, WHOSE ROOTS ARE IN KEIDAN.

If you are not on Facebook, visit elirab.me

or email me at eli@elirab.com

Best regards
Eli Rabinowitz
at Limmud Oz in Sydney


Plagues in Galicia 1900 forward #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Does anyone know what plagues infected Poland 1880 forward? Thanks,
this is a curiosity question.

Gayle


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Plagues in Galicia 1900 forward #galicia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Does anyone know what plagues infected Poland 1880 forward? Thanks,
this is a curiosity question.

Gayle


Re: Yizkor book project #france

Pat Westfall
 

1000 thank yous to all involved, who stay faithful to the long haul.

Pat Westfall

Researching CARDOS >from Hungary, LE(I)BAVIN, GROSSENBACHER >from
Switzerland

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Subject: Yizkor Book Project, May 2015
From: "Lance Ackerfeld" <lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:51:44 +0300
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French SIG #France Re: Yizkor book project #france

Pat Westfall
 

1000 thank yous to all involved, who stay faithful to the long haul.

Pat Westfall

Researching CARDOS >from Hungary, LE(I)BAVIN, GROSSENBACHER >from
Switzerland

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Subject: Yizkor Book Project, May 2015
From: "Lance Ackerfeld" <lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:51:44 +0300
X-Message-Number: 1


How to reconnect with your shtetl #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I encourage those of you who would like to know how some of us are
reconnecting with our shtetls, to read my post on
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org titled:

Jewishgen virtual heritage tour - Lithuania
Posted by Eli Rabinowitz
Atzalyno gimnazija school in Kedainiai.
The special bond between the English teacher, her students & a Jewish
Australian, whose roots are in Keidan.

If you are not on Facebook, visit elirab.me

or email me at eli@elirab.com

Best regards
Eli Rabinowitz
at Limmud Oz in Sydney


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to reconnect with your shtetl #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

I encourage those of you who would like to know how some of us are
reconnecting with our shtetls, to read my post on
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org titled:

Jewishgen virtual heritage tour - Lithuania
Posted by Eli Rabinowitz
Atzalyno gimnazija school in Kedainiai.
The special bond between the English teacher, her students & a Jewish
Australian, whose roots are in Keidan.

If you are not on Facebook, visit elirab.me

or email me at eli@elirab.com

Best regards
Eli Rabinowitz
at Limmud Oz in Sydney


Genealogy of war hero Henry Johnson #general

David Laskin
 

Private Henry Johnson, African-American (1892 - 1929), received the
Medal of Honor at the same time as Jewish Sergeant William Shemin.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/us/two-world-war-i-soldiers-to-posthumously-receive-medal-of-honor.html?_r=0

I attended with 65 members of the Shemin family. Private Johnson had
no heirs so the NY National Guard accepted on his behalf. Born in
North Carolina (?) in 1892, Johnson moved to New York as a teenager
and worked as a chauffeur, a coal yard laborer and a railroad station
porter in Albany.

See this article for a family that thought they were related but wasn't:

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/with-medal-of-honor-award-family-learns-wwi-hero-wasnt-kin/

Wikipedia says he was born in Alexandria, VA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lincoln_Johnson

I would love help with tracing this tragic hero -- tricky of course
because of the name Johnson. Thanks.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy of war hero Henry Johnson #general

David Laskin
 

Private Henry Johnson, African-American (1892 - 1929), received the
Medal of Honor at the same time as Jewish Sergeant William Shemin.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/us/two-world-war-i-soldiers-to-posthumously-receive-medal-of-honor.html?_r=0

I attended with 65 members of the Shemin family. Private Johnson had
no heirs so the NY National Guard accepted on his behalf. Born in
North Carolina (?) in 1892, Johnson moved to New York as a teenager
and worked as a chauffeur, a coal yard laborer and a railroad station
porter in Albany.

See this article for a family that thought they were related but wasn't:

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/with-medal-of-honor-award-family-learns-wwi-hero-wasnt-kin/

Wikipedia says he was born in Alexandria, VA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lincoln_Johnson

I would love help with tracing this tragic hero -- tricky of course
because of the name Johnson. Thanks.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies please

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