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GerSIG Co-founder Arthur Obermayer has died #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

With great sorrow, on behalf of my fellow Directors of GerSIG, I must
advise our community that Arthur Obermayer has passed away. On Sunday,
January 10th, 2016, a few days before the start of the annual German
Jewish History Award ceremony that bears his name, GerSIG's
Co-founder and benefactor Arthur Obermayer lost his battle against
metastatic prostate cancer. He was 84.

Arthur's guidance and generous support provided the foundation of
GerSIG in 1998.

Dr. Obermayer used modern technology to expand on his father's
interest in genealogy that originated in the 1920s.
Starting in 1969 he joined the board of the American Jewish Historical
Society and over the years became its treasurer, VP, chair of three
long range planning committees and Boston Branch board member. Until
his death, Arthur was a Councilor of the New England Historic
Genealogical Society.

Arthur was also an activist in many business, political, and Israel-
related peace organizations. A few months ago he was inducted into
the Small Business Innovation Research Hall of Fame at the White House
for his major role in the original funding of the SBIR program.

We've lost a wise and generous friend.
On behalf of GerSIG, I extend condolences to Arthur's family.

John Paul Lowens - German Jewish Special Interest Group Director


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Co-founder Arthur Obermayer has died #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

With great sorrow, on behalf of my fellow Directors of GerSIG, I must
advise our community that Arthur Obermayer has passed away. On Sunday,
January 10th, 2016, a few days before the start of the annual German
Jewish History Award ceremony that bears his name, GerSIG's
Co-founder and benefactor Arthur Obermayer lost his battle against
metastatic prostate cancer. He was 84.

Arthur's guidance and generous support provided the foundation of
GerSIG in 1998.

Dr. Obermayer used modern technology to expand on his father's
interest in genealogy that originated in the 1920s.
Starting in 1969 he joined the board of the American Jewish Historical
Society and over the years became its treasurer, VP, chair of three
long range planning committees and Boston Branch board member. Until
his death, Arthur was a Councilor of the New England Historic
Genealogical Society.

Arthur was also an activist in many business, political, and Israel-
related peace organizations. A few months ago he was inducted into
the Small Business Innovation Research Hall of Fame at the White House
for his major role in the original funding of the SBIR program.

We've lost a wise and generous friend.
On behalf of GerSIG, I extend condolences to Arthur's family.

John Paul Lowens - German Jewish Special Interest Group Director


Zborow Cadastral Map 1830 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Gesher Galicia has just posted a detailed and colorful updated
historical cadastral map of the town of Zborow (Zboriv, now in the
Ternopil Oblast of western Ukraine):

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/zboriv-zborow-1830-2/

This map was one of our first postings to the map room four years ago.
Since those early days, we've improved our map "stitching" and web
work, so we can now post a larger sample of this antique map with
improved alignment and blending of the original paper sheet seams.

The map shows many features of interest to genealogists and
historians, including complete building and parcel numbering, Catholic
and Jewish cemeteries, a town hall and a post office, and an unusual
and well-documented market square adjacent to the town's water
reservoir. We think this beautiful map deserves a second look!

The original paper map is preserved by the State Archives of Ternopil
Oblast (Ukraine): http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ra19.php

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Zborow Cadastral Map 1830 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Gesher Galicia has just posted a detailed and colorful updated
historical cadastral map of the town of Zborow (Zboriv, now in the
Ternopil Oblast of western Ukraine):

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/zboriv-zborow-1830-2/

This map was one of our first postings to the map room four years ago.
Since those early days, we've improved our map "stitching" and web
work, so we can now post a larger sample of this antique map with
improved alignment and blending of the original paper sheet seams.

The map shows many features of interest to genealogists and
historians, including complete building and parcel numbering, Catholic
and Jewish cemeteries, a town hall and a post office, and an unusual
and well-documented market square adjacent to the town's water
reservoir. We think this beautiful map deserves a second look!

The original paper map is preserved by the State Archives of Ternopil
Oblast (Ukraine): http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ra19.php

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado: Sunday Jan 17 - "Of Sound Mine: Exploring Probate" #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

"Of Sound Mind: Exploring Probate" Presented by Pat Roberts
Sunday, January 17th
Location: JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver
Time: 10:00 am until noon

This session is open to the public, and free of charge

Please join us for our first program of 2016! Note that this session is
open to both members and nonmembers. If you're not already a member of the
JGSCO, please come and check us out. We'd love to have you join us - which
you can do at Sunday's program. It's $30 for singles and $40 for household
membership.

Of Sound Mind: Exploring Probate

Probate records can provide a wealth of information for the family
researcher. Pat Roberts will discuss the steps in the probate process
and the documents associated with the process. Wills are just one of the
documents which may be found in the probate packet. Examples of other
pieces of the packets will also be discussed so that we can recognize them
in our search and be able to look for the evidence they may provide.

Pat Roberts Bio:

Pat Roberts has 30+ years as a genealogical researcher, lecturer, teacher
and writer. She is active at the local, state and national level. She is
past president of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and the
Boulder Genealogical Society. Pat is an alumnus of the University of Colorado
with a major in English and minor in history. She has attended summer
sessions at the University of Iowa Writer's Institute and Samford University's
Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research. Pat regularly enjoys the
Salt Lake Genealogical Institute, the British Genealogical Institute,
NGS conferences and FGS annual conferences. Pat is the Genealogical
Preservation Committee Chairman for Boulder's Arapahoe Chapter DAR.
She has twice been a speaker at the NGS National Conference in the States,
and at the International Conference of Germans >from Russia. In her spare time
Pat is an author having recently published her 37th book.

Terry Lasky
JGSCO
info@jgsco.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado: Sunday Jan 17 - "Of Sound Mine: Exploring Probate" #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

"Of Sound Mind: Exploring Probate" Presented by Pat Roberts
Sunday, January 17th
Location: JCC, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver
Time: 10:00 am until noon

This session is open to the public, and free of charge

Please join us for our first program of 2016! Note that this session is
open to both members and nonmembers. If you're not already a member of the
JGSCO, please come and check us out. We'd love to have you join us - which
you can do at Sunday's program. It's $30 for singles and $40 for household
membership.

Of Sound Mind: Exploring Probate

Probate records can provide a wealth of information for the family
researcher. Pat Roberts will discuss the steps in the probate process
and the documents associated with the process. Wills are just one of the
documents which may be found in the probate packet. Examples of other
pieces of the packets will also be discussed so that we can recognize them
in our search and be able to look for the evidence they may provide.

Pat Roberts Bio:

Pat Roberts has 30+ years as a genealogical researcher, lecturer, teacher
and writer. She is active at the local, state and national level. She is
past president of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and the
Boulder Genealogical Society. Pat is an alumnus of the University of Colorado
with a major in English and minor in history. She has attended summer
sessions at the University of Iowa Writer's Institute and Samford University's
Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research. Pat regularly enjoys the
Salt Lake Genealogical Institute, the British Genealogical Institute,
NGS conferences and FGS annual conferences. Pat is the Genealogical
Preservation Committee Chairman for Boulder's Arapahoe Chapter DAR.
She has twice been a speaker at the NGS National Conference in the States,
and at the International Conference of Germans >from Russia. In her spare time
Pat is an author having recently published her 37th book.

Terry Lasky
JGSCO
info@jgsco.org


JGS of Greater Miami January meeting with Stephen P. Morse #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami is pleased to
announce our next event:

Guest Speaker: Stephen P. Morse
Date and time: Sunday, January 17, 2016, at 11:00 am
Place: Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

This lecture presents a case study using one-step webpages, as well as other
websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how with a minimal
amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained.

It also shows how to obtain records in spite of name misspellings, and how
to avoid accepting wrong information.

More details: http://www.jgs-miami.org

Please RSVP: ymillman.jgs@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Miami January meeting with Stephen P. Morse #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami is pleased to
announce our next event:

Guest Speaker: Stephen P. Morse
Date and time: Sunday, January 17, 2016, at 11:00 am
Place: Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

This lecture presents a case study using one-step webpages, as well as other
websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how with a minimal
amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained.

It also shows how to obtain records in spite of name misspellings, and how
to avoid accepting wrong information.

More details: http://www.jgs-miami.org

Please RSVP: ymillman.jgs@gmail.com


Posen #general

Rica Goldberg
 

I have just deleted by accident a letter >from a lady on this digest (I think
her name was Irene.......) who offered a list in English of people >from Posen.

If she is reading this or anyone else who has this email, I would be extremely
grateful to receive this letter again so that I can contact her.

Many thanks.

Rica Goldberg
Manchester. UK

MODERATOR NOTE: Rica is probably referring to Irene Newhouse, whose message
was posted earlier today or yesterday (depending on your timezone)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Posen #general

Rica Goldberg
 

I have just deleted by accident a letter >from a lady on this digest (I think
her name was Irene.......) who offered a list in English of people >from Posen.

If she is reading this or anyone else who has this email, I would be extremely
grateful to receive this letter again so that I can contact her.

Many thanks.

Rica Goldberg
Manchester. UK

MODERATOR NOTE: Rica is probably referring to Irene Newhouse, whose message
was posted earlier today or yesterday (depending on your timezone)


Grave photograph request - Clifton, NJ #general

Russ Maurer
 

I am seeking a volunteer to photograph a single grave at King Solomon
Cemetery (now known as West Ridgelawn Cemetery at King Solomon
Memorial Park) in Clifton, NJ. Contact me privately for specific
details and to avoid duplication of effort. I understand this is not
the best time of year for such a request and would certainly
understand if it cannot be done until the weather warms up. I will be
happy to reimburse incidental expenses (tolls and the like). Thanks
in advance.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH
rrmmaur@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grave photograph request - Clifton, NJ #general

Russ Maurer
 

I am seeking a volunteer to photograph a single grave at King Solomon
Cemetery (now known as West Ridgelawn Cemetery at King Solomon
Memorial Park) in Clifton, NJ. Contact me privately for specific
details and to avoid duplication of effort. I understand this is not
the best time of year for such a request and would certainly
understand if it cannot be done until the weather warms up. I will be
happy to reimburse incidental expenses (tolls and the like). Thanks
in advance.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH
rrmmaur@gmail.com


translation requests Viewmate VM44000 & VM43998 #general

Sandy Berger
 

Dear Fellow JewishGenners,

I've posted two vital records in Polish or German for which I need
translations. I would appreciate full translations, if possible.
Otherwise, relevant information is also fine. They are on ViewMate at
the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44000
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43998

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks for your help!

Shaindy Schechter
NJ

Researching: FRIEDLER (Skole), FUCHS (Skole), MERMELSTEIN (Skole),
BLUM (Sokal), MERMELSTEIN (Munkacs)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen translation requests Viewmate VM44000 & VM43998 #general

Sandy Berger
 

Dear Fellow JewishGenners,

I've posted two vital records in Polish or German for which I need
translations. I would appreciate full translations, if possible.
Otherwise, relevant information is also fine. They are on ViewMate at
the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44000
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43998

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks for your help!

Shaindy Schechter
NJ

Researching: FRIEDLER (Skole), FUCHS (Skole), MERMELSTEIN (Skole),
BLUM (Sokal), MERMELSTEIN (Munkacs)


(US) National Archives Free Genealogy Programs January-February 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives (US) genealogy programs for January and February
have been announced. All programs at the National Archives are free and
open to the public. The programs will be held at the National Archives in
Washington DC in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in
Washington, DC.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, January 23, noon-4 p.m., Microfilm Research Room, Research Center.

National Archives Innovation Hub, U.S. History, and You
Wednesday, February 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube.
Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on the corner of
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater
(Constitution Ave. entrance) and YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events
entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

The National Archives has a YouTube station where you watch live or
archived those programs which say YouTube. See:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usnationalarchives/featured/

For more information about the programs see:
http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records/

To see the list of genealogy workshops scheduled for the US National
Archives regional archives go to:
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/events/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Free Genealogy Programs January-February 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives (US) genealogy programs for January and February
have been announced. All programs at the National Archives are free and
open to the public. The programs will be held at the National Archives in
Washington DC in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in
Washington, DC.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, January 23, noon-4 p.m., Microfilm Research Room, Research Center.

National Archives Innovation Hub, U.S. History, and You
Wednesday, February 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube.
Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on the corner of
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater
(Constitution Ave. entrance) and YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events
entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

The National Archives has a YouTube station where you watch live or
archived those programs which say YouTube. See:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usnationalarchives/featured/

For more information about the programs see:
http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records/

To see the list of genealogy workshops scheduled for the US National
Archives regional archives go to:
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/events/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Canada Research: #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group, Perhaps someone can offer me some guidance. I am a novice
when it comes to Canadian Research. I am looking for detail on Nissin
Yokel SCHWARTZ (aka Shwarz or Svartz), born in "Russia". He came to Canada
around 1948 as a widower. His late wife, Sarah Haimovici (c1880 - 1935),
was >from Botosani, Romania. Nissin passed away in 1962 and his final
resting place is Saint-Sophie, QC. I have a picture of his tombstone and
it does list his father as Yakov. How can I learn more about Nissin,
his ancestry and where he is >from in "Russia"?
Moishe Miller, Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canada Research: #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group, Perhaps someone can offer me some guidance. I am a novice
when it comes to Canadian Research. I am looking for detail on Nissin
Yokel SCHWARTZ (aka Shwarz or Svartz), born in "Russia". He came to Canada
around 1948 as a widower. His late wife, Sarah Haimovici (c1880 - 1935),
was >from Botosani, Romania. Nissin passed away in 1962 and his final
resting place is Saint-Sophie, QC. I have a picture of his tombstone and
it does list his father as Yakov. How can I learn more about Nissin,
his ancestry and where he is >from in "Russia"?
Moishe Miller, Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


Tony Blackburn - Manchester-Vilkaviskis #general

Salinger Ralph
 

I am trying to contact Tony Blackburn regarding his Dembovich
family >from Vilkaviskis. If you can help me I would be most grateful.
Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tony Blackburn - Manchester-Vilkaviskis #general

Salinger Ralph
 

I am trying to contact Tony Blackburn regarding his Dembovich
family >from Vilkaviskis. If you can help me I would be most grateful.
Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel

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