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Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Allan Jordan wrote:

<<There's a lot of misinformation floating around about this file. ....

Further there's a lot of discussion that these forms are three pages so that
have so much more information That's not what I have found after years of
working in these forms. Most of the instances I have seen the information is
the same as the more recognized Health Department certificate. Second even
though there are multiple pages it is very repetitious. Rare have I found
that people gave different answers to questions such as place they were born
between the two sets of documents.>>

To add one more element to my earlier comments >from being at the Archives yesterday
and working with the file.

I did see sometimes supporting documents including an Italian baptismal
certificate and also a NY City proof of age certificate attached in rare cases to
the individual files. The most interesting one I saw was a divorce in California
many years after the marriage and it was attached to the application file on the
microfilm. So in these out of the ordinary circumstances there was something added
to these files beyond the information that you would also find on the Health
Department certificate.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Allan Jordan wrote:

<<There's a lot of misinformation floating around about this file. ....

Further there's a lot of discussion that these forms are three pages so that
have so much more information That's not what I have found after years of
working in these forms. Most of the instances I have seen the information is
the same as the more recognized Health Department certificate. Second even
though there are multiple pages it is very repetitious. Rare have I found
that people gave different answers to questions such as place they were born
between the two sets of documents.>>

To add one more element to my earlier comments >from being at the Archives yesterday
and working with the file.

I did see sometimes supporting documents including an Italian baptismal
certificate and also a NY City proof of age certificate attached in rare cases to
the individual files. The most interesting one I saw was a divorce in California
many years after the marriage and it was attached to the application file on the
microfilm. So in these out of the ordinary circumstances there was something added
to these files beyond the information that you would also find on the Health
Department certificate.

Allan Jordan


In Honor of Victoria Day Ancestry Offering All UK Records Free Access Through May 23 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In honor of Victoria Day, May 20 through May 23 11:59PM ET. Ancestry's
entire UK and Irish collection is available to search with free access. That
is one billion records. You must register with your name, email address and
password. No credit card information is required. If you search after the
free time period or search other than the featured collections you will be
directed to subscribe to an Ancestry world deluxe paid subscription.

To see the featured collections go to: http://tinyurl.com/j37x8ty
Original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/uk_irish_records?geo_a=r&geo_s=ca&geo_t=ca&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41016&o_lid=41016&o_sch=Web+Property

Note: this Is being offered by Ancestry.ca. If you are >from the US or
outside of Canada there is a prompt to take you to the Ancestry program for
your country. Do not click to take you to the Ancestry of your country but
instead click on continue to Ancestry.ca.
This is also being offered by Ancestry.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/hm6owka
Original url:
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/?geo_a=r&geo_s=uk&geo_t=uk&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41012&o_lid=41012&o_sch=web+property
and Ancestry Australia: http://tinyurl.com/z7tnyun
Original url:
Ancestry.com.au
(http://www.ancestry.com.au/?geo_a=r&geo_s=au&geo_t=au&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41020&o_lid=41020&o_sch=Web+Property)

To search go to: http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/victoriaday2016. Place the name
you are searching and click on the green "search free". When the results
appear click on green view above "free access". If you click on "start free
trial" (for 14 days) you are directed to subscribe and give your credit card
information. This is not the Victoria Day Free Access.

When you click on the record it will open, and to the left of the screen
appears a "teaser": to sign-up to save this record. This prompt will also
take you to the invitation to subscribe. If you want to save the record to
your computer click on print screen and save it to computer that way. To go
back to more search results click on "preview more records".

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com or any of its affiliates and this is
being posted solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen In Honor of Victoria Day Ancestry Offering All UK Records Free Access Through May 23 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In honor of Victoria Day, May 20 through May 23 11:59PM ET. Ancestry's
entire UK and Irish collection is available to search with free access. That
is one billion records. You must register with your name, email address and
password. No credit card information is required. If you search after the
free time period or search other than the featured collections you will be
directed to subscribe to an Ancestry world deluxe paid subscription.

To see the featured collections go to: http://tinyurl.com/j37x8ty
Original url:
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/uk_irish_records?geo_a=r&geo_s=ca&geo_t=ca&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41016&o_lid=41016&o_sch=Web+Property

Note: this Is being offered by Ancestry.ca. If you are >from the US or
outside of Canada there is a prompt to take you to the Ancestry program for
your country. Do not click to take you to the Ancestry of your country but
instead click on continue to Ancestry.ca.
This is also being offered by Ancestry.co.uk http://tinyurl.com/hm6owka
Original url:
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/?geo_a=r&geo_s=uk&geo_t=uk&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41012&o_lid=41012&o_sch=web+property
and Ancestry Australia: http://tinyurl.com/z7tnyun
Original url:
Ancestry.com.au
(http://www.ancestry.com.au/?geo_a=r&geo_s=au&geo_t=au&geo_v=2.0.0&o_iid=41020&o_lid=41020&o_sch=Web+Property)

To search go to: http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/victoriaday2016. Place the name
you are searching and click on the green "search free". When the results
appear click on green view above "free access". If you click on "start free
trial" (for 14 days) you are directed to subscribe and give your credit card
information. This is not the Victoria Day Free Access.

When you click on the record it will open, and to the left of the screen
appears a "teaser": to sign-up to save this record. This prompt will also
take you to the invitation to subscribe. If you want to save the record to
your computer click on print screen and save it to computer that way. To go
back to more search results click on "preview more records".

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com or any of its affiliates and this is
being posted solely for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This is excerpt is >from the book of Dokshytsy in Belarus, a small town 69 miles
north of Minsk. In "The Death of a Martyr Chaya Bloch," Zvi Markman recounts the
weeks after the German occupation during which Chaya's pregnant sister, Khayke, is
summoned to appear before the Gestapo. Wanting her younger sister to live in order
to have the child, Chaya decides to turn herself into the Gestapo in hopes they
will mistake her for Khayke.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1099043043451183:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This is excerpt is >from the book of Dokshytsy in Belarus, a small town 69 miles
north of Minsk. In "The Death of a Martyr Chaya Bloch," Zvi Markman recounts the
weeks after the German occupation during which Chaya's pregnant sister, Khayke, is
summoned to appear before the Gestapo. Wanting her younger sister to live in order
to have the child, Chaya decides to turn herself into the Gestapo in hopes they
will mistake her for Khayke.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1099043043451183:0

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, Md.

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - conclusions #belarus

Steve Stein
 

Researchers,

The other day I requested your help in identifying the location of four
villages, probably non-Jewish "... in the vicinity of Mir ... the villages
of Losza, Studyonka, Krinitzoy, Shkoritz ..... The spellings of these towns
in Hebrew are: (1) Lamed-vav-zayin-(geresh)-heh; (2)
samech-tet-vav-daled-yod-vav-nun-kuf-heh; (3)
kuf-resh-yod-nun-yod-tsadi-vav-yod; (4) shin-kuf-vav-resh-yod-tsadisofit. "
Our relatives who escaped >from the ghetto and joined the partisans travelled
through and hid near these villages during their escape.

I received several very helpful emails. The two that helped me most to zero
in were >from Phyllis Kramer (who happens to be VP of Education and Special
Projects at JewishGen and speaker at the upcoming June meeting of JGS of NY
on researching your towns!), and tour guide Andrei Burdenkov. To summarize:

1. Three of the four villages are positively identified, and are obviously
not Jewish, so not in the Communities Database. I assume the fourth village
has disappeared or been absorbed over the last 75 years. They are all in a
tight area a couple of miles southeast of Yeremichi / Yaremichy, Belarus,
and just west of the forest along the Neman River. They are microscopic -
Google Earth shows the largest of the three to have perhaps a hundred
buildings and a half-dozen streets, and the other two fewer than ten with a
single street. The "entering" and "leaving" signs could be on the same
signpost.

2. A simple radius search of Mir or Yeremichi on the JewishGen Gazetteer
locates Skorichi at 53°32' N 26°24' E.

3. The other two villages appear in Google Maps but only with their Cyrillic
spellings. I believe this is the main reason they do not appear in the
Gazetteer. I believe they were located using old paper maps. In fact, you
have to zoom in pretty close before the inhabited area shows up as a darker
area on a lighter background, and then further in for the name to appear.
They are Studenka (roughly 53°32' N 26°26' E) and Luzha (roughly 53°31' N
26°27' E). Andrei sent me a Google map link
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1KQJlyhoHHQ5jAgvAtWEDjQZ__9w which
may or may not have sufficient permissions for you to see.

4. There are various towns or villages named Krinitsa in Belarus but none
near enough to the others to be considered.

Along the way, I found other websites that are of general interest to find
villages that are too small even for the Gazetteer, although I may follow up
with JewishGen on these towns. There is an English-language tourist-oriented
site called Trip Suggest; the link to the Studenka Destination Guide is
http://trip-suggest.com/belarus/hrodzyenskaya-voblasts/studenka/ >from which
you can navigate to nearby villages or up to the oblast or to all of
Belarus. The other site is Index Mundi (at http://www.indexmundi.com/zp/bo/)
which has five Studenkas in Belarus, with coordinates, but not this one.
Neither of these sites gives a worthwhile clue on Krinitsoy [sp?].

I am done, but if anyone has additional clues on the last town, please let
me know. I am satisfied that I know where our relatives were hiding during
their flight to the forest.

Thanks again, especially to Phyllis and Andrei,

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA

MODERATOR NOTE: For any stage of ancestral research the new Belarus website
can be found at www.JewishGen.org/Belarus


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus Minsk/Grodno geography - conclusions #belarus

Steve Stein
 

Researchers,

The other day I requested your help in identifying the location of four
villages, probably non-Jewish "... in the vicinity of Mir ... the villages
of Losza, Studyonka, Krinitzoy, Shkoritz ..... The spellings of these towns
in Hebrew are: (1) Lamed-vav-zayin-(geresh)-heh; (2)
samech-tet-vav-daled-yod-vav-nun-kuf-heh; (3)
kuf-resh-yod-nun-yod-tsadi-vav-yod; (4) shin-kuf-vav-resh-yod-tsadisofit. "
Our relatives who escaped >from the ghetto and joined the partisans travelled
through and hid near these villages during their escape.

I received several very helpful emails. The two that helped me most to zero
in were >from Phyllis Kramer (who happens to be VP of Education and Special
Projects at JewishGen and speaker at the upcoming June meeting of JGS of NY
on researching your towns!), and tour guide Andrei Burdenkov. To summarize:

1. Three of the four villages are positively identified, and are obviously
not Jewish, so not in the Communities Database. I assume the fourth village
has disappeared or been absorbed over the last 75 years. They are all in a
tight area a couple of miles southeast of Yeremichi / Yaremichy, Belarus,
and just west of the forest along the Neman River. They are microscopic -
Google Earth shows the largest of the three to have perhaps a hundred
buildings and a half-dozen streets, and the other two fewer than ten with a
single street. The "entering" and "leaving" signs could be on the same
signpost.

2. A simple radius search of Mir or Yeremichi on the JewishGen Gazetteer
locates Skorichi at 53°32' N 26°24' E.

3. The other two villages appear in Google Maps but only with their Cyrillic
spellings. I believe this is the main reason they do not appear in the
Gazetteer. I believe they were located using old paper maps. In fact, you
have to zoom in pretty close before the inhabited area shows up as a darker
area on a lighter background, and then further in for the name to appear.
They are Studenka (roughly 53°32' N 26°26' E) and Luzha (roughly 53°31' N
26°27' E). Andrei sent me a Google map link
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1KQJlyhoHHQ5jAgvAtWEDjQZ__9w which
may or may not have sufficient permissions for you to see.

4. There are various towns or villages named Krinitsa in Belarus but none
near enough to the others to be considered.

Along the way, I found other websites that are of general interest to find
villages that are too small even for the Gazetteer, although I may follow up
with JewishGen on these towns. There is an English-language tourist-oriented
site called Trip Suggest; the link to the Studenka Destination Guide is
http://trip-suggest.com/belarus/hrodzyenskaya-voblasts/studenka/ >from which
you can navigate to nearby villages or up to the oblast or to all of
Belarus. The other site is Index Mundi (at http://www.indexmundi.com/zp/bo/)
which has five Studenkas in Belarus, with coordinates, but not this one.
Neither of these sites gives a worthwhile clue on Krinitsoy [sp?].

I am done, but if anyone has additional clues on the last town, please let
me know. I am satisfied that I know where our relatives were hiding during
their flight to the forest.

Thanks again, especially to Phyllis and Andrei,

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA

MODERATOR NOTE: For any stage of ancestral research the new Belarus website
can be found at www.JewishGen.org/Belarus


1909 Cadastral Map of Rzeszow on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Anyone with ancestry (or simply historical interest) in Rzeszow is in
luck: we have just posted a third cadastral map of the town (from
1909) on the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1909/

Continuing the series >from our earlier 1849 and 1888 maps, the
ongoing growth of the town to the south is well documented, as all
parcel and building numbers are shown. And the map shows even
later changes: in many places, redlines mark the map to indicate
updates after the 1909 survey. For historians and genealogists, this
map series provides an important graphical reference to trends and
events in the town.

The original paper map is preserved by the Polish National Archives
of Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

To see the earlier 1849 and 1888 maps of Rzeszow:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1849/
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1888/

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

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia 1909 Cadastral Map of Rzeszow on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Anyone with ancestry (or simply historical interest) in Rzeszow is in
luck: we have just posted a third cadastral map of the town (from
1909) on the Gesher Galicia Map Room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1909/

Continuing the series >from our earlier 1849 and 1888 maps, the
ongoing growth of the town to the south is well documented, as all
parcel and building numbers are shown. And the map shows even
later changes: in many places, redlines mark the map to indicate
updates after the 1909 survey. For historians and genealogists, this
map series provides an important graphical reference to trends and
events in the town.

The original paper map is preserved by the Polish National Archives
of Rzeszow:
http://www.rzeszow.ap.gov.pl/

To see the earlier 1849 and 1888 maps of Rzeszow:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1849/
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rzeszow-1888/

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

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Map Manager
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


Re: 1945-1946 List of Polish-born Jews, who returned to Poland from town Lida of Belarus #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,

In September 1939, as a result of the agreement between Germany and USSR, part
of the eastern region of Poland was added to Belarus. More than 350,000 Polish
Jews became citizens of the USSR.
In 1940, an additional 66.000 Polish Jews asked the Soviet government for asylum
and moved to Belarus. During the Holocaust almost all former Polish Jews were
murdered.
On July 5, 1945, the Soviet government allowed former Polish citizens, who could
prove their status, to return to Poland. A main condition was to leave all
property in the USSR. They could take only a small amount of money and personal
items.
After WWII, almost 232.000 people had exercised their right to return to Poland.
The majority of returnees were ethnic Polish, and not many Jews.
Here is the 1945-1946 List of Polish-born Jews, who returned to Poland >from town
Lida of Belarus

https://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/1945-1946-list-of-polish-born-jews-
who-returned-to-poland-from-town-lida-of-belarus/

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage
Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus RE:1945-1946 List of Polish-born Jews, who returned to Poland from town Lida of Belarus #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>
 

Dear All,

In September 1939, as a result of the agreement between Germany and USSR, part
of the eastern region of Poland was added to Belarus. More than 350,000 Polish
Jews became citizens of the USSR.
In 1940, an additional 66.000 Polish Jews asked the Soviet government for asylum
and moved to Belarus. During the Holocaust almost all former Polish Jews were
murdered.
On July 5, 1945, the Soviet government allowed former Polish citizens, who could
prove their status, to return to Poland. A main condition was to leave all
property in the USSR. They could take only a small amount of money and personal
items.
After WWII, almost 232.000 people had exercised their right to return to Poland.
The majority of returnees were ethnic Polish, and not many Jews.
Here is the 1945-1946 List of Polish-born Jews, who returned to Poland >from town
Lida of Belarus

https://jhrgbelarus.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/1945-1946-list-of-polish-born-jews-
who-returned-to-poland-from-town-lida-of-belarus/

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage
Research Group in Belarus
www.jhrgbelarus.org


ViewMate Translation Request - German #hungary

jzeisler@...
 

Hi All,

I've posted a German language newspaper clipping on ViewMate >from 1931
and am looking for a full translation to English. It's about Baron
Albert Groedel who was living in Vienna at the time, who appears to have
had some financial troubles.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46662

Jerry Zeisler
Olympia, Washington USA

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate Translation Request - German #hungary

jzeisler@...
 

Hi All,

I've posted a German language newspaper clipping on ViewMate >from 1931
and am looking for a full translation to English. It's about Baron
Albert Groedel who was living in Vienna at the time, who appears to have
had some financial troubles.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46662

Jerry Zeisler
Olympia, Washington USA

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


JGS of North Jersey Meeting #general

Susan Kobren <president@...>
 

When: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00 pm
Who:The Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
What: Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research
Where: YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470

Ron Arons is returning to our group for another entertaining as well as informative
talk. This presentation will discuss the two main uses of handwriting analysis:
1) comparing signatures and handwriting in general to determine whether documents
were written by the same person and 2) trying to understand the personality and
behavior of a person by looking at the various traits of that person's handwriting.
Guests are welcome. Refreshments are served.

Save the Date:
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Mike Schwartz: Family Travels via Old Maps

Susan Kobren
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
http://www.jgsnj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of North Jersey Meeting #general

Susan Kobren <president@...>
 

When: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00 pm
Who:The Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
What: Analysis of Handwriting for Genealogical Research
Where: YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470

Ron Arons is returning to our group for another entertaining as well as informative
talk. This presentation will discuss the two main uses of handwriting analysis:
1) comparing signatures and handwriting in general to determine whether documents
were written by the same person and 2) trying to understand the personality and
behavior of a person by looking at the various traits of that person's handwriting.
Guests are welcome. Refreshments are served.

Save the Date:
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Mike Schwartz: Family Travels via Old Maps

Susan Kobren
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
http://www.jgsnj.org


Second Call For Nominations To LitvakSIG Board Of Directors 2016 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is the second call for nominations to the Board to fill the three
Board positions whose terms expire this year. The current board members
with expiring terms this year are Judy Baston, Grant Gochin and Eden
Joachim. Judy Baston and Eden Joachim are ineligible for re-election
for at least one year due to reaching the limit of three consecutive
terms. Grant Gochin has decided not to see re-election.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience, and a summary of what skills that person can contribute
to the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can
be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as
an officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force began April 25, 2016 and will end as of midnight Eastern
Daylight Time, on June 6, 2016. The Nominating Task Force will announce
their recommended nominees on or before June 25, 2016 as per Article VIII,
Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has announced its
slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on July 8 and
through July 22, 2016. Their biographical statements, qualifications, and
summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board will be presented
along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle, Washington in August 2016.
LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote
in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Thursday,
August 11. 2016, during the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2016:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Saul Issroff, saul65@gmail.com
Donald Press, guyleslie@aol.com
Ralph Salinger, salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Second Call For Nominations To LitvakSIG Board Of Directors 2016 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This is the second call for nominations to the Board to fill the three
Board positions whose terms expire this year. The current board members
with expiring terms this year are Judy Baston, Grant Gochin and Eden
Joachim. Judy Baston and Eden Joachim are ineligible for re-election
for at least one year due to reaching the limit of three consecutive
terms. Grant Gochin has decided not to see re-election.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience, and a summary of what skills that person can contribute
to the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can
be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as
an officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force began April 25, 2016 and will end as of midnight Eastern
Daylight Time, on June 6, 2016. The Nominating Task Force will announce
their recommended nominees on or before June 25, 2016 as per Article VIII,
Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has announced its
slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on July 8 and
through July 22, 2016. Their biographical statements, qualifications, and
summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board will be presented
along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle, Washington in August 2016.
LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote
in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Thursday,
August 11. 2016, during the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2016:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Saul Issroff, saul65@gmail.com
Donald Press, guyleslie@aol.com
Ralph Salinger, salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


IGRA Meeting on May 30 in Petach Tikva, Israel The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index #general

Elena Bazes
 

Tuesday, Monday, May 30th at 20:00 in Petach Tikva, Israel
Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index: Lessons to be learned by the
Genealogy Community.

Like all else, genealogy is impacted by its environment. Political and
technological considerations are operating in Genealogyland as never before, with
the Law of Unintended Consequences leaving its mark, for better or for worse.

As a result of the political and technological processes, significant restrictions
have been placed upon an invaluable United States information resource, the Death
Master File (DMF), the commercial version of which is familiarly known to
genealogists as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

The genealogy community was in many respects caught off guard by the storm that led
to the restrictions now placed upon the DMF/SSDI, and it took much political
capital and muscle to mitigate the damage, which could have been far worse than it
developed to be.

Ken Ryesky will discuss the lessons to be learned by genealogists >from the DMF/SSDI
fiasco, including the need to be mindful of the operative politics and technology,
the need for responsible practices, and the need to positively promote genealogy's
public image.

Location:Private home in Petach Tikva. Space is limited, so registration is a must.

RSVP to Gilda Kurtzman gildak@smile.net.il
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Meeting on May 30 in Petach Tikva, Israel The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index #general

Elena Bazes
 

Tuesday, Monday, May 30th at 20:00 in Petach Tikva, Israel
Join us for the next meeting of the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

The Lockdown of the US Social Security Death Index: Lessons to be learned by the
Genealogy Community.

Like all else, genealogy is impacted by its environment. Political and
technological considerations are operating in Genealogyland as never before, with
the Law of Unintended Consequences leaving its mark, for better or for worse.

As a result of the political and technological processes, significant restrictions
have been placed upon an invaluable United States information resource, the Death
Master File (DMF), the commercial version of which is familiarly known to
genealogists as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

The genealogy community was in many respects caught off guard by the storm that led
to the restrictions now placed upon the DMF/SSDI, and it took much political
capital and muscle to mitigate the damage, which could have been far worse than it
developed to be.

Ken Ryesky will discuss the lessons to be learned by genealogists >from the DMF/SSDI
fiasco, including the need to be mindful of the operative politics and technology,
the need for responsible practices, and the need to positively promote genealogy's
public image.

Location:Private home in Petach Tikva. Space is limited, so registration is a must.

RSVP to Gilda Kurtzman gildak@smile.net.il
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission Non-members-NIS 20
To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/

Elena Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

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