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23andMe to FTDNA conversion #dna

Ben Forman
 

Hi DNA Genners
I've been provided the raw data of a relative's 23andMe results
however these have been generated off the v4 chip not v3 which means
that they aren't compatible with the FTDNA upload facility. Does
anyone have any advice on how a v4 raw data set can be made to look
like a v3 i.e. FTDNA compatible, I've seen some message board posts on
various websites about how to do this but none offer specific step by
step advice.
Thanks
Ben Forman
searching:
BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland;
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakiai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
STILLMAN:Pilica/Ogrodzienec
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;


DNA Research #DNA 23andMe to FTDNA conversion #dna

Ben Forman
 

Hi DNA Genners
I've been provided the raw data of a relative's 23andMe results
however these have been generated off the v4 chip not v3 which means
that they aren't compatible with the FTDNA upload facility. Does
anyone have any advice on how a v4 raw data set can be made to look
like a v3 i.e. FTDNA compatible, I've seen some message board posts on
various websites about how to do this but none offer specific step by
step advice.
Thanks
Ben Forman
searching:
BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland;
BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakiai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler;
FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
STILLMAN:Pilica/Ogrodzienec
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;


JewishGen's Success! Stories #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@....

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen's Success! Stories #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@....

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen's Success! Stories #usa

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@....

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen's Success! Stories #usa

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@....

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Israel Consul General to attend film screening at IAJGS conference #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

There are so many exciting things happening at this summer's conference.
We are thrilled to announce that Israel's consul general Ravit Baer
will present the August 11 screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The
Dove Flyer." Ms. Baer, a career diplomat in the Israeli foreign
service, served in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Consul
General to the Pacific Northwest. ( see correction below )

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival
that has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar
and teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

It is one of many films in the festival of 33 motion pictures that
celebrate Sephardic Jewry, a major track of this summer's conference.
Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening night
keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar and the banquet address by Judy
Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service
after up to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register
for the conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

CORRECTION: In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy
Consul General Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced,
Ms. Baer, a career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Early American SIG #USA Israel Consul General to attend film screening at IAJGS conference #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

There are so many exciting things happening at this summer's conference.
We are thrilled to announce that Israel's consul general Ravit Baer
will present the August 11 screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The
Dove Flyer." Ms. Baer, a career diplomat in the Israeli foreign
service, served in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Consul
General to the Pacific Northwest. ( see correction below )

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival
that has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar
and teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

It is one of many films in the festival of 33 motion pictures that
celebrate Sephardic Jewry, a major track of this summer's conference.
Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening night
keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar and the banquet address by Judy
Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service
after up to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register
for the conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

CORRECTION: In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy
Consul General Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced,
Ms. Baer, a career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Early American SIG #USA LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Re: Disappearance of Trail in Paterson, New Jersey??? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: adam.cherson@...
Then the trail runs dry! Despite thorough investigations using approximate years
and name variants, I have found no immigration documents or manifests, no
naturalization, no birth, no marriage, and no burial records for any of the members
of this family unit!??!

There are a variety of things to think about when the trail goes cold, especially
when it is the 1940s and newer/ First off if you did not find them in the 1940
Census for example they might simply have been missed. I have seen a lot of people
who have gone missing in a census or even two. Could they have changed the family
name in that time period? Could they have moved out of state?

Since it is New Jersey you need to explore the Archives in Trenton which has birth,
marriage and death records for the state. Very little of New Jersey's modern
records are on line. The Archives also has indexes of the probate records >from
many New Jersey counties.

A very simple first thing to try would be city directories or old telephone books
for the city where they lived, ie Paterson. It might require a trip to the
Paterson library (also the NJ State Library in Trenton next door to the Archives
has a fairly good selection of both directories and newspapers) but you might be
able to figure out some thing on why they vanish. Find them in an earlier
directory and then work forward year by year till they disappear. Keep going for
a few years because some times people reappear in city directories. Also if there
is a reverse directory of addresses that might be worth a look. I have found
rarely things like where people moved in a city directory or even I found one entry
that showed the date of the wife's death in the city directory.

That is usually a good starting point if the modern trail have gone dry (some of
this works for earlier years say 1900 with the trail too but some things are
different on the earlier dead end trails).

Also make sure you search the various on line newspaper files to see if the people
show up in the papers. Try for example Fulton History. It is a long shot and if
it a common name it is mostly hopeless.

Also you can try things like if you find one death check the cemetery to see if
other family members are there too. Sometimes if you have birth dates you can
even use a first name and a birth date to search the Social Security Death Index.

There are more complicated things like checking court records or in some places
tax records or voter's records but I would not recommend those techniques as a
starting point.

Hope that helps

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Disappearance of Trail in Paterson, New Jersey??? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: adam.cherson@...
Then the trail runs dry! Despite thorough investigations using approximate years
and name variants, I have found no immigration documents or manifests, no
naturalization, no birth, no marriage, and no burial records for any of the members
of this family unit!??!

There are a variety of things to think about when the trail goes cold, especially
when it is the 1940s and newer/ First off if you did not find them in the 1940
Census for example they might simply have been missed. I have seen a lot of people
who have gone missing in a census or even two. Could they have changed the family
name in that time period? Could they have moved out of state?

Since it is New Jersey you need to explore the Archives in Trenton which has birth,
marriage and death records for the state. Very little of New Jersey's modern
records are on line. The Archives also has indexes of the probate records >from
many New Jersey counties.

A very simple first thing to try would be city directories or old telephone books
for the city where they lived, ie Paterson. It might require a trip to the
Paterson library (also the NJ State Library in Trenton next door to the Archives
has a fairly good selection of both directories and newspapers) but you might be
able to figure out some thing on why they vanish. Find them in an earlier
directory and then work forward year by year till they disappear. Keep going for
a few years because some times people reappear in city directories. Also if there
is a reverse directory of addresses that might be worth a look. I have found
rarely things like where people moved in a city directory or even I found one entry
that showed the date of the wife's death in the city directory.

That is usually a good starting point if the modern trail have gone dry (some of
this works for earlier years say 1900 with the trail too but some things are
different on the earlier dead end trails).

Also make sure you search the various on line newspaper files to see if the people
show up in the papers. Try for example Fulton History. It is a long shot and if
it a common name it is mostly hopeless.

Also you can try things like if you find one death check the cemetery to see if
other family members are there too. Sometimes if you have birth dates you can
even use a first name and a birth date to search the Social Security Death Index.

There are more complicated things like checking court records or in some places
tax records or voter's records but I would not recommend those techniques as a
starting point.

Hope that helps

Allan Jordan


Re: Iani in Israel #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am overwhelmed by the response I have gotten >from fellow JewishGenners to
help me find the family of Pnina Iani (corrected to Yeini) in Israel. They
have not only provided me with links that have given me more information
about Pnina and her family but also provided me with contact information for
her grandson. Thanks to all who have responded to me. Hopefully, I'll be
able to find that my great grandfather is the same person as Pnina's
grandfather.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, CT

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GERRISH (Vitebsk Guberynia Belarus/Rezekne, Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ
(Lithuania; USA); MERRIN (Belarus); PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine;
Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA);
SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia;
USA); SOKOLOVSKY (Priluki, Ukraine); VILENSKY (Ukraine)

MODERATOR: The best way to give thanks for all the help available through JewishGen
is to make a donation through the JewishGen website, so that JewishGen can keep
providing the forum for these discussions and the wide range of databases which are
available free of charge.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Iani in Israel #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

I am overwhelmed by the response I have gotten >from fellow JewishGenners to
help me find the family of Pnina Iani (corrected to Yeini) in Israel. They
have not only provided me with links that have given me more information
about Pnina and her family but also provided me with contact information for
her grandson. Thanks to all who have responded to me. Hopefully, I'll be
able to find that my great grandfather is the same person as Pnina's
grandfather.

Rochelle Gershenow
Oxford, CT

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus); CHAIKIN (Homyel, Belarus; Priluki, Ukraine);
GERIS/GERRISH (Vitebsk Guberynia Belarus/Rezekne, Latvia); GERSHONOWITZ
(Lithuania; USA); MERRIN (Belarus); PURINSON/PURINZON (Priluki,Ukraine;
Argentina; Brazil; Israel; USA); SLONIMSKY/SLONIM (Minsk, Belarus; USA);
SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Janavole, Borkhovo, Rezekne, and Ludza, Latvia;
USA); SOKOLOVSKY (Priluki, Ukraine); VILENSKY (Ukraine)

MODERATOR: The best way to give thanks for all the help available through JewishGen
is to make a donation through the JewishGen website, so that JewishGen can keep
providing the forum for these discussions and the wide range of databases which are
available free of charge.


Re: Birth and Death Info for New York City Online #general

Carolyn Lea
 

Vivian Salama asks where to find b., m., d., records for the 20th
Century (NYC) online. I see so many questions of this nature I would
like to suggest a few basic steps for locating records, what years are
available, and what qualifications are required for you to obtain
them. Not all are online!

1) Google the state you are interested in ( in NY you will need to
look at both the state and NYC sites - there is a link at the the
state site to go to NYC).

2) When you get to the State site (Health Dept as far as I know for
the US) check what years are available to the public, i.e., without
proof of a direct relationship ( my 2nd cousin 3 times removed is not
direct), if you will receive a genealogical certificate (some states
and may have some things removed depending on state) or a regular one.

3) Check all requirements for access, relationship, time periods,
etc.Some states do not release the information for 50 years or 100.
Others,it is available right away. In Oklahoma you have to be the person
named on the certificate to get a copy of the death record. Think
about it!!!

4) You may order directly >from the state or >from a service.

5) Birth records follow the same process. Marriage records are often
held at the county of marriage (and this may depend on the year) and
again you will need to find the requirements there.

5) Records online. Not all records are online. Again, it depends on
the state. When you google for the state you are interested in you
will bring up pages of sites - look through and see what is available
or change your search to: (state) death (birth or marriage) records
online. For some you may find only indexes, for others images, others
- nothing. Check Ancestry, Family Search, USGenweb, and other genealogy sites.

6) Check the Jewishgen archives for questions that may have been
answered multiple times. Just a few days ago Allen Jordan informed us
that the records held at the NYC Public Library had been removed so it
would now be more difficult to find death records without the specific
information you need.

For Vivian's question: NY State (if not meeting access requirements)
Genealogical Copy Birth:75 yrs with proof of death, Marriage: 50 years
with proof of death for both spouses Death: 50 years NYC: Records for NYC are held
at the Municipal Archives which include: Birth before 1909, Death through 1948, and
marriages through 1929. Birth and death after that time will be held at the NYC
Dept of Health and marriage records require contacting the City Clerk.

For Vivian, it depends on which type of record and when in the 20th century she is
searching. With the fear of identity theft, restrictions are changing constantly
so it is important to keep up with the changes taking place. For some reason some
people would rather believe that this happens because people research a family
history rather than hack huge databases (banks, medical, dept store, university,
IRS), steal a computer left on a car seat (such as the brokerage firm case), or
checking Facebook to see if you are on vacation.

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma
Researching: SCHWAR(T)ZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York, Savannah,
Georgia and California ROTH(S)CHILD> Zierenberg,
Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEW(V)ISOHN Elbing, West
Prussia>Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia OPPENHEIM(ER) >
Hanover>Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Birth and Death Info for New York City Online #general

Carolyn Lea
 

Vivian Salama asks where to find b., m., d., records for the 20th
Century (NYC) online. I see so many questions of this nature I would
like to suggest a few basic steps for locating records, what years are
available, and what qualifications are required for you to obtain
them. Not all are online!

1) Google the state you are interested in ( in NY you will need to
look at both the state and NYC sites - there is a link at the the
state site to go to NYC).

2) When you get to the State site (Health Dept as far as I know for
the US) check what years are available to the public, i.e., without
proof of a direct relationship ( my 2nd cousin 3 times removed is not
direct), if you will receive a genealogical certificate (some states
and may have some things removed depending on state) or a regular one.

3) Check all requirements for access, relationship, time periods,
etc.Some states do not release the information for 50 years or 100.
Others,it is available right away. In Oklahoma you have to be the person
named on the certificate to get a copy of the death record. Think
about it!!!

4) You may order directly >from the state or >from a service.

5) Birth records follow the same process. Marriage records are often
held at the county of marriage (and this may depend on the year) and
again you will need to find the requirements there.

5) Records online. Not all records are online. Again, it depends on
the state. When you google for the state you are interested in you
will bring up pages of sites - look through and see what is available
or change your search to: (state) death (birth or marriage) records
online. For some you may find only indexes, for others images, others
- nothing. Check Ancestry, Family Search, USGenweb, and other genealogy sites.

6) Check the Jewishgen archives for questions that may have been
answered multiple times. Just a few days ago Allen Jordan informed us
that the records held at the NYC Public Library had been removed so it
would now be more difficult to find death records without the specific
information you need.

For Vivian's question: NY State (if not meeting access requirements)
Genealogical Copy Birth:75 yrs with proof of death, Marriage: 50 years
with proof of death for both spouses Death: 50 years NYC: Records for NYC are held
at the Municipal Archives which include: Birth before 1909, Death through 1948, and
marriages through 1929. Birth and death after that time will be held at the NYC
Dept of Health and marriage records require contacting the City Clerk.

For Vivian, it depends on which type of record and when in the 20th century she is
searching. With the fear of identity theft, restrictions are changing constantly
so it is important to keep up with the changes taking place. For some reason some
people would rather believe that this happens because people research a family
history rather than hack huge databases (banks, medical, dept store, university,
IRS), steal a computer left on a car seat (such as the brokerage firm case), or
checking Facebook to see if you are on vacation.

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma
Researching: SCHWAR(T)ZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York, Savannah,
Georgia and California ROTH(S)CHILD> Zierenberg,
Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEW(V)ISOHN Elbing, West
Prussia>Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia OPPENHEIM(ER) >
Hanover>Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia?


JewishGen's Success! Stories #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Old letters and photographs play an important role in the latest issue
of JewishGen's Success! Stories. These stories take us to Argentina,
Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands. You can access these
stories >from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this
link: http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/

Suzanne Reisman finds two old photos of an unknown baby after her
grandmother passes away. Silvia Rodriguez translates letters >from the
late 1930s for her friend Leda Altura -- letters written in German,
containing desperate pleas for help in emigrating >from Vienna to
Argentina. Peter Vanlaw inherits old letters and photos >from his
mother, giving him the urge to find out more about his Rehfisch
family, and to identify all the nameless faces that appeared in those
photos.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel, Editor
and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. Anna has volunteered her time and
talents as the Success! Stories Webmaster for the past four years. She
has created beautiful layouts of the inspiring stories you send us.
Anna is now stepping down to pursue other ventures. We will miss her
greatly, but we send her off with our gratitude and best wishes.

We hope that you, too, will have success in your research using the
abundant resources of JewishGen and we encourage you to submit your
own success stories to us at success@....

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Correction in information about The Dove Flyer #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

In our previous message, we incorrectly identified Deputy Consul General
Ravit Baer as Consul General. As previously announced, Ms. Baer, a
career diplomat in the Israeli foreign service, served
in Europe and Africa before becoming Israel's Deputy Consul General to
the Pacific Northwest. We are honored to have her present the August 11
screening of the acclaimed Israeli movie "The Dove
Flyer," and apologize for incorrectly identifying her.

"The Dove Flyer" will be shown as part of a Jewish film festival that
has been curated for the conference by leading Jewish film scholar and
teacher of cinema Dr. Eric Goldman. The film is based on Eli Amir's
blockbuster novel of the same name, brings to life the fragile, doomed
world of the Baghdad Jewish community in 1950.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations will
be made available through LIVE! a real-time video streaming service after up
to 90 days after the conference. It's not too late to register for the
conference or to purchase LIVE! Visit the conference website,
www.iajgs2016.org , for more information about all aspects of the
conference.

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you in Seattle August 7-12.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein, Phyllis Grossman Conference Co-Chairs