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Ralph Moss ex Mayor of Bulawayo #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
I believe Ralph Moss is living in Cape Town. He was mayor of Bulawayo some
years ago.

Could someone put me in touch please?

I am researching the Moss descendents of Annie and Jack as well as family of
David Abraham Blumberg and his first wife Lily, and lastly the Charles family.

At some point all lived in Bulawayo. There may be a connection to Muizenberg.

The family matriarch, mother of the three wives, was Esther Dora COHEN widow
of ML COHEN. Esther is buried in Muizenberg cemetery ( died 1927).

I am searching for children of Annie and Jack Moss.
I am searching for Marcia nee Blumberg Landau of Durban (ZAL) and children
Also for Sophie Hannah Ruth Blumberg who married Nathaniel Jacobson.
Also children of Hilda/Hinda and Harry CHARLES.

I have searched the Jewish Community of Bulawayo material and everything
else I could find online. Also the SA Jewish roots bank.
All three men/husbands appear in the SA 1929 Year Book.

I don't know if Ralph is a grandson of Annie and Jack.

Many thanks

Ros Romem
Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send any contact information privately to Ros via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ralph Moss ex Mayor of Bulawayo #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
I believe Ralph Moss is living in Cape Town. He was mayor of Bulawayo some
years ago.

Could someone put me in touch please?

I am researching the Moss descendents of Annie and Jack as well as family of
David Abraham Blumberg and his first wife Lily, and lastly the Charles family.

At some point all lived in Bulawayo. There may be a connection to Muizenberg.

The family matriarch, mother of the three wives, was Esther Dora COHEN widow
of ML COHEN. Esther is buried in Muizenberg cemetery ( died 1927).

I am searching for children of Annie and Jack Moss.
I am searching for Marcia nee Blumberg Landau of Durban (ZAL) and children
Also for Sophie Hannah Ruth Blumberg who married Nathaniel Jacobson.
Also children of Hilda/Hinda and Harry CHARLES.

I have searched the Jewish Community of Bulawayo material and everything
else I could find online. Also the SA Jewish roots bank.
All three men/husbands appear in the SA 1929 Year Book.

I don't know if Ralph is a grandson of Annie and Jack.

Many thanks

Ros Romem
Jerusalem

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send any contact information privately to Ros via email.


Looking for descendants of the KAPLAN, NADLER and COHEN families of Chicago, South Bend, and Macon #general

Bill Israel
 

**Attention: KAPLAN, NADLER and COHEN families of Chicago, South Bend and
Macon!**

I have a large trove of genealogically significant documents, letters,
scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and family photographs that I would like
to give to an interested descendant of the Kaplan, Nadler, Cohen
(Cohler) families of South Bend, Indiana, Chicago and Macon Georgia.
These families are descended >from Harris and Molly Cohen who emigrated
from Russia to South Bend, Indiana. Harris emigrated in 1883, and Molly
and their three children joined him there in 1885 after he had established
himself. Their children were Herman, Julia and Samuel Cohen.

Julia Cohen married Henry Kaplan, and they resided in Macon, Georgia. Their
daughter, Frieda Kaplan, married Charles Elihu Nadler. The Nadlers also lived
in Macon, Georgia. These families were prominent in business and in law in
Macon.

Samuel Cohen (Cohler) married my mother's sister, Hilda Weinstein, and was
thus my uncle by marriage. Uncle Sam and Aunt Hilda Cohen lived in Chicago for
most of their married life. Their only child, Howard, did not marry. Sam,
Hilda and Howard legally changed their name >from Cohen to Cohler in 1943.

I was the personal representative for the estate of Howard Cohler upon his
death in North Port, Florida in 2012. Howard was a pack rat who kept every bit
of family memorabilia, and that is how I came into possession of his large
collection of personal papers, letters, legal documents, scrap books, newspaper
clippings and photo albums. My interest in this memorabilia was on his mother's
side of the family (Weinstein). I am unrelated to the Cohen (Cohler) side of
his family, so I have no genealogical interest in the considerable amount of
family memorabilia for the Cohen-Kaplan-Nadler families, but I believe it would
be of great genealogical value to a descendant of those families.

I have been unsuccessful in locating living members of these families. If you
are a descendant of the Kaplan, Nadler and Cohen families of South Bend,
Chicago and Macon, and you would like to have these hundreds of records,
photos, etc., I will be happy to ship them to you at no charge. Their
genealogical value has prevented me >from throwing them away. I created a public
Ancestry.com family tree of these families entitled "Cohen-Cohler, Kaplan,
Nadler Families." You can find it under that tree name at Ancestry.com or
directly at the following link:
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/112949773/family

You can send a message to me >from the Ancestry.com website, or you can reply to
me >from this Jewishgen Digest posting if you would like to have this
memorabilia or if you can put me in contact with a living descendant of these
families who might want it. My direct email address is ukeguy@me.com.

Thanks if you can help me to find a home for this material.

Bill Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for descendants of the KAPLAN, NADLER and COHEN families of Chicago, South Bend, and Macon #general

Bill Israel
 

**Attention: KAPLAN, NADLER and COHEN families of Chicago, South Bend and
Macon!**

I have a large trove of genealogically significant documents, letters,
scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and family photographs that I would like
to give to an interested descendant of the Kaplan, Nadler, Cohen
(Cohler) families of South Bend, Indiana, Chicago and Macon Georgia.
These families are descended >from Harris and Molly Cohen who emigrated
from Russia to South Bend, Indiana. Harris emigrated in 1883, and Molly
and their three children joined him there in 1885 after he had established
himself. Their children were Herman, Julia and Samuel Cohen.

Julia Cohen married Henry Kaplan, and they resided in Macon, Georgia. Their
daughter, Frieda Kaplan, married Charles Elihu Nadler. The Nadlers also lived
in Macon, Georgia. These families were prominent in business and in law in
Macon.

Samuel Cohen (Cohler) married my mother's sister, Hilda Weinstein, and was
thus my uncle by marriage. Uncle Sam and Aunt Hilda Cohen lived in Chicago for
most of their married life. Their only child, Howard, did not marry. Sam,
Hilda and Howard legally changed their name >from Cohen to Cohler in 1943.

I was the personal representative for the estate of Howard Cohler upon his
death in North Port, Florida in 2012. Howard was a pack rat who kept every bit
of family memorabilia, and that is how I came into possession of his large
collection of personal papers, letters, legal documents, scrap books, newspaper
clippings and photo albums. My interest in this memorabilia was on his mother's
side of the family (Weinstein). I am unrelated to the Cohen (Cohler) side of
his family, so I have no genealogical interest in the considerable amount of
family memorabilia for the Cohen-Kaplan-Nadler families, but I believe it would
be of great genealogical value to a descendant of those families.

I have been unsuccessful in locating living members of these families. If you
are a descendant of the Kaplan, Nadler and Cohen families of South Bend,
Chicago and Macon, and you would like to have these hundreds of records,
photos, etc., I will be happy to ship them to you at no charge. Their
genealogical value has prevented me >from throwing them away. I created a public
Ancestry.com family tree of these families entitled "Cohen-Cohler, Kaplan,
Nadler Families." You can find it under that tree name at Ancestry.com or
directly at the following link:
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/112949773/family

You can send a message to me >from the Ancestry.com website, or you can reply to
me >from this Jewishgen Digest posting if you would like to have this
memorabilia or if you can put me in contact with a living descendant of these
families who might want it. My direct email address is ukeguy@me.com.

Thanks if you can help me to find a home for this material.

Bill Israel


Re: NY Passenger Lists in 1903 - Use of the "Seaport for Landing..." column #general

ROBERT QUADE <quades@...>
 

Thanks to everyone who helped me figure this out. I guess I broke some rules,
but I got to this list through a link and must have bypassed any instructions.

I think I found my answer.
In a 1913 passenger list (Zeeland, departing Antwerp 26 Jul 1913; arriving New
York 05 Aug 1913) the instructions for filling out the form were included among
the images. This passenger list had the column "Race or People", described as
follows:

"Race or people" is to be determined by the stock >from which aliens spring and
the language they speak. The original stock or blood shall be the basis of the
classification independent of language. The mother tongue is to be used only to
assist in determining the original stock.

I think the 1903 use of the "Seaport for landing..." column was an early attempt
to capture "Race or People". I found some lists where the column had actually
been relabeled "Race", "language", "mother tongue" or a combination of these.

I'm using this information to help determine whether passenger lists are for the
same person or not. My immediate problem is 2 lists I believe show the same
person, but in 1903 his nationality is Hungarian and his ethnicity Magyar; in
1905 his nationality is Austrian and his ethnicity German. I really want to match
these up - but this discrepancy seems to loom large.

Linda

On June 25, 2017 at 4:56 AM ROBERT QUADE <quades@comcast.net> wrote:
I just discovered the fantastic A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List
Annotations at jewishgen.org. What a wealth of information that no-one else
seems to have thought to publish!

I learned a lot, but I still didn't find the answer to my specific question -
so I'm hoping someone here can enlighten me.

On several passenger lists in 1903, I've found the "Seaport for Landing ..."
column has been used for either language or ethnicity - but I can't tell which.
Can someone tell me, please?

The "Nationality" column seems to be used in the usual way, so I know it's not
that. After reading dozens of passenger list pages, I can't find one example
that is clearly one or the other. I thought I had the answer when I found "No
Italian", but then I found an article explaining that sometimes the languages
of Italy are classified as Northern, Central or Southern. This was also before
the 1917 literacy test requirement, so that wouldn't explain an urgent need to
co-opt a column for language.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Linda Quade


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NY Passenger Lists in 1903 - Use of the "Seaport for Landing..." column #general

ROBERT QUADE <quades@...>
 

Thanks to everyone who helped me figure this out. I guess I broke some rules,
but I got to this list through a link and must have bypassed any instructions.

I think I found my answer.
In a 1913 passenger list (Zeeland, departing Antwerp 26 Jul 1913; arriving New
York 05 Aug 1913) the instructions for filling out the form were included among
the images. This passenger list had the column "Race or People", described as
follows:

"Race or people" is to be determined by the stock >from which aliens spring and
the language they speak. The original stock or blood shall be the basis of the
classification independent of language. The mother tongue is to be used only to
assist in determining the original stock.

I think the 1903 use of the "Seaport for landing..." column was an early attempt
to capture "Race or People". I found some lists where the column had actually
been relabeled "Race", "language", "mother tongue" or a combination of these.

I'm using this information to help determine whether passenger lists are for the
same person or not. My immediate problem is 2 lists I believe show the same
person, but in 1903 his nationality is Hungarian and his ethnicity Magyar; in
1905 his nationality is Austrian and his ethnicity German. I really want to match
these up - but this discrepancy seems to loom large.

Linda

On June 25, 2017 at 4:56 AM ROBERT QUADE <quades@comcast.net> wrote:
I just discovered the fantastic A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List
Annotations at jewishgen.org. What a wealth of information that no-one else
seems to have thought to publish!

I learned a lot, but I still didn't find the answer to my specific question -
so I'm hoping someone here can enlighten me.

On several passenger lists in 1903, I've found the "Seaport for Landing ..."
column has been used for either language or ethnicity - but I can't tell which.
Can someone tell me, please?

The "Nationality" column seems to be used in the usual way, so I know it's not
that. After reading dozens of passenger list pages, I can't find one example
that is clearly one or the other. I thought I had the answer when I found "No
Italian", but then I found an article explaining that sometimes the languages
of Italy are classified as Northern, Central or Southern. This was also before
the 1917 literacy test requirement, so that wouldn't explain an urgent need to
co-opt a column for language.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Linda Quade


New Ukrainian Database #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Jan Allen and others have asked about a new Ukrainian database that
expects to put online by 2020, the largest listing of Ukrainian residents
from 1650-1920 that is available. While Jan had no success in getting on
the site, I did. The entire site is in Ukrainian, although, at least for
some pages, it appears there are Russian and Polish options. Since the
search feature only seems to work in Ukrainian, I am unable to determine
if any Jewish names are listed. Perhaps one of our Ukrainian correspondents
can access the site and give us a better picture of what is available and
might be useful. According to their list of records posted at the site,
most seem to be church records for Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and
Russian soldiers of the Red Army. A complete list, as recorded on the site
(and translated by Google Translate, is as follows:

Metric confessional books and paintings, the Orthodox and Catholic, and the
Czech and German colonists (work continues)
Voter lists the Seimas on Western regions (processed three commune, plans
to process all).
The jury lists skirts and Volyn residents in 1793
The jury lists 1654 (work continues)
User soldiers losses Austro-Hungarian Army in Galicia (partially processed,
work continues)
User soldiers of the Army of World (partially processed, work continues)
User soldiers of the Red Army, 1926 edition
User soldiers Soviet-Finnish war with Ukraine
Diocesan information Volyn and Podolia and "" Historical and statystycheskoe
churches and description of Volyn Diocese pryhodov "
Voivodeship messengers (Volyn, Lviv, Ternopil and Stanislavsky)
The inmates of concentration camps (Talerhof, Soviet prisoners Birch Kartuska etc.)
User repressed (partially processed, work continues)
Address Book contains the end. XIX - early. XX century (partly processed,
work continues)
Commemorative Address Book and provinces, covering the territory of modern
Ukraine (partially processed, work continues)
The data entered by users of the site and volunteers.
Kiev province Census 1897 (plans to start soon).
Little Rumyantsev description (plans to start soon).

As I don't read or speak Ukrainian, the site is not terribly useful for me,
but others may find it useful. Note the translation above is not complete,
and that some words do not translate well.

The site is https://pra.in.ua/. By registering, you can add a family tree,
according to the instructions. I strongly suggest, unless you are literate
in Ukrainian, you hold off until there is an English version of the site up.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
cmw521@earthlink.net


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New Ukrainian Database #ukraine

cmw521@...
 

Jan Allen and others have asked about a new Ukrainian database that
expects to put online by 2020, the largest listing of Ukrainian residents
from 1650-1920 that is available. While Jan had no success in getting on
the site, I did. The entire site is in Ukrainian, although, at least for
some pages, it appears there are Russian and Polish options. Since the
search feature only seems to work in Ukrainian, I am unable to determine
if any Jewish names are listed. Perhaps one of our Ukrainian correspondents
can access the site and give us a better picture of what is available and
might be useful. According to their list of records posted at the site,
most seem to be church records for Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and
Russian soldiers of the Red Army. A complete list, as recorded on the site
(and translated by Google Translate, is as follows:

Metric confessional books and paintings, the Orthodox and Catholic, and the
Czech and German colonists (work continues)
Voter lists the Seimas on Western regions (processed three commune, plans
to process all).
The jury lists skirts and Volyn residents in 1793
The jury lists 1654 (work continues)
User soldiers losses Austro-Hungarian Army in Galicia (partially processed,
work continues)
User soldiers of the Army of World (partially processed, work continues)
User soldiers of the Red Army, 1926 edition
User soldiers Soviet-Finnish war with Ukraine
Diocesan information Volyn and Podolia and "" Historical and statystycheskoe
churches and description of Volyn Diocese pryhodov "
Voivodeship messengers (Volyn, Lviv, Ternopil and Stanislavsky)
The inmates of concentration camps (Talerhof, Soviet prisoners Birch Kartuska etc.)
User repressed (partially processed, work continues)
Address Book contains the end. XIX - early. XX century (partly processed,
work continues)
Commemorative Address Book and provinces, covering the territory of modern
Ukraine (partially processed, work continues)
The data entered by users of the site and volunteers.
Kiev province Census 1897 (plans to start soon).
Little Rumyantsev description (plans to start soon).

As I don't read or speak Ukrainian, the site is not terribly useful for me,
but others may find it useful. Note the translation above is not complete,
and that some words do not translate well.

The site is https://pra.in.ua/. By registering, you can add a family tree,
according to the instructions. I strongly suggest, unless you are literate
in Ukrainian, you hold off until there is an English version of the site up.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, Ukraine SIG
cmw521@earthlink.net


Re: Ukrainian genealogy database pra.in.ua #ukraine

Max Heffler
 

I put in one surname - Gottesfeld and if returned one record for a Natan
Gottesfeld. Natan was in Cyrillic and I could make that out, Gottesfeld
in Latin characters. The rest was Ukrainian and so I did not find it
useful for me.

--
Web sites I manage - Personal home page, After Hours Band (I play
keyboards), Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic
Club, Skala, Ukraine Shtetlink, Joniskelis, Lithuania Shtetlink, and pet
volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html

-------- Original Message --------
From: "Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net"



I also saw the posting that Joanna Shear saw and posted about the
database
of Ukrainians 1650-1920 https://pra.in.ua/
mentioned in the article
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/06/24/huge-genealogical-database-of-ukrainia
nians-born-in-1650-1920-opens-online/#arvlbdata
When I go to the pra.in.ua website it has a few words in Ukrainian which
Google translates as "to be conducted technically". Has anyone had any
success in accessing the database? IF so how did you do it?

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Ukrainian genealogy database pra.in.ua #ukraine

Max Heffler
 

I put in one surname - Gottesfeld and if returned one record for a Natan
Gottesfeld. Natan was in Cyrillic and I could make that out, Gottesfeld
in Latin characters. The rest was Ukrainian and so I did not find it
useful for me.

--
Web sites I manage - Personal home page, After Hours Band (I play
keyboards), Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic
Club, Skala, Ukraine Shtetlink, Joniskelis, Lithuania Shtetlink, and pet
volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html

-------- Original Message --------
From: "Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net"



I also saw the posting that Joanna Shear saw and posted about the
database
of Ukrainians 1650-1920 https://pra.in.ua/
mentioned in the article
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/06/24/huge-genealogical-database-of-ukrainia
nians-born-in-1650-1920-opens-online/#arvlbdata
When I go to the pra.in.ua website it has a few words in Ukrainian which
Google translates as "to be conducted technically". Has anyone had any
success in accessing the database? IF so how did you do it?

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA USA


New KehilaLink released for ZHABOKRYCH, Vinnitsya, Ukraine #ukraine

Marla Waltman
 

Hi,

I am pleased to announce that a KehilaLink has been produced for Zhabokrych,
Vinnitsya (formerly Podolia), Ukraine. Before the independent of Ukraine,
the town was known as Zhabokrich or, by Jews, Zhabokritch. The KehilaLink
can be found at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zhabokrich/index.asp. This
webpage could not have been created without the superb technical support of
Richie Baum, on behalf of the Kehilalinks project.

If your family came >from Zhabokrych, they may also have lived or worked at
some point in other nearby towns with large Jewish populations, such as
Kryzhopil' (Kryzhopol), Shpikov, and Kniazhe/Radyanske. I produced a
KehilaLink for Kryzhopil a few years ago that can be found at
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kryzhopol/.

Your feedback on the Kehilalinks would be appreciated. Should you have
connections to any of the towns of Zhabokrych, Kryzhopil', or
Kniazhe/Radyanske, I would be pleased to hear >from you. I am looking for
memoirs, stories, photos, videos, and other kinds of family or town
information. I hope that you will share your suggestions for new content
with me at mailto:waltman.marla@gmail.com.

Thanks and best wishes,

Marla Waltman
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto
BEGLER / BEIGLER - Shpikov and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1920
KRAFT / KRAVCHEK - Zhabokrych and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Toronto, ON, Canada
1914 and 1921
SPEKTOR - Shpikov, Zhabokrych, and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Toronto, ON, Canada
1927
WELTMAN / VELTMAN - Zhabokrych and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
abt 1920, and Sydney, Australia (after 1945).


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New KehilaLink released for ZHABOKRYCH, Vinnitsya, Ukraine #ukraine

Marla Waltman
 

Hi,

I am pleased to announce that a KehilaLink has been produced for Zhabokrych,
Vinnitsya (formerly Podolia), Ukraine. Before the independent of Ukraine,
the town was known as Zhabokrich or, by Jews, Zhabokritch. The KehilaLink
can be found at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/zhabokrich/index.asp. This
webpage could not have been created without the superb technical support of
Richie Baum, on behalf of the Kehilalinks project.

If your family came >from Zhabokrych, they may also have lived or worked at
some point in other nearby towns with large Jewish populations, such as
Kryzhopil' (Kryzhopol), Shpikov, and Kniazhe/Radyanske. I produced a
KehilaLink for Kryzhopil a few years ago that can be found at
http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kryzhopol/.

Your feedback on the Kehilalinks would be appreciated. Should you have
connections to any of the towns of Zhabokrych, Kryzhopil', or
Kniazhe/Radyanske, I would be pleased to hear >from you. I am looking for
memoirs, stories, photos, videos, and other kinds of family or town
information. I hope that you will share your suggestions for new content
with me at mailto:waltman.marla@gmail.com.

Thanks and best wishes,

Marla Waltman
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto
BEGLER / BEIGLER - Shpikov and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1920
KRAFT / KRAVCHEK - Zhabokrych and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Toronto, ON, Canada
1914 and 1921
SPEKTOR - Shpikov, Zhabokrych, and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Toronto, ON, Canada
1927
WELTMAN / VELTMAN - Zhabokrych and Kryzhopil', Ukraine - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
abt 1920, and Sydney, Australia (after 1945).


JewishGen News - Edition #4 #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #austria-czech

airbair@...
 

I've posted a matzevah for which I need a translation of the Hebrew
portion. It is on ViewMate at the following address :
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM56664

The stone is for Lottie KAHNWEILER, who was born in Neustadtl, Bohemia
and died in Mobile Alabama in Nov. 1867. I believe there were two
Bohemian towns named Neustadtl, and would like to know which one is
likely to be the right one.

I'd particularly like to know the Hebrew date(s) on the stone, the
father's name (which I assume is there), and any other information,
including any places mentioned, and the formulaic praise(s) of the
dead.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Jeff Lewy
San Francisco, California


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen News - Edition #4 #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

A few months ago, we inaugurated the first edition of the "JewishGen
News." Since that time, I hope you have found the periodic editions
to be both inspirational and informative. In this issue, as opposed
to offering a summary of recent progress and accomplishments (of
which there are many), I would like to share some news and
information which speaks to the broader goals and objectives of our
vital organization.

Each day, JewishGen.org provides thousands of people throughout the
world with the opportunity to research their family lineage, ask
questions, exchange information, and learn >from others. I am sure
anyone who engages with JewishGen is awed by the extraordinary and
vital resource it has become. Simply put, JewishGen is now the most
important resource for Jewish genealogy in the world. The breadth,
depth and diversity of its offerings, >from both an archival and
networking perspective, is incredible, and unparalleled.

Most remarkable, all of this has been done with a small staff and a
devoted team of volunteers, who regardless of their location, join
in the pursuit of a common goal - the preservation of Jewish family
history and heritage for future generations.

Since the very beginning of JewishGen's existence, we have valued
free access to information, offering all of our resources at no
charge. These values are fundamental to everything we do. In this
regard, we are grateful that many members of the broader Jewish
community have recognized the importance of our work, and have
financially supported JewishGen's efforts, permitting us to
operate "in the black" for nine consecutive years.

But success is measured with an eye on the future, and in this
regard, I am pleased to announce that we have begun a comprehensive,
system-wide, modernization of JewishGen's technological
infrastructure. We're very excited to be entering a new phase of
JewishGen's growth. Our team has identified Solr and MySQL database
technology as the most suitable platforms to usher in a new era of
innovation, and thus maximize our ability to help Jewish family
researchers. This effort has been underway since this past February,
and we have developed a comprehensive plan with metrics and
benchmarks embedded in the workflow, enabling us to perform
continuous evaluations throughout the duration of the project. As
part of this effort, we will be hiring additional staff at JewishGen
Headquarters, which is based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New
York City.

The first phase of this effort is scheduled to be completed by early
Spring of 2018. At that point, we will immediately begin the second
phase of the modernization effort, which will focus on efficiency and
the user experience.

In terms of leadership, we are extremely fortunate to have a new
Board of Directors (elected two weeks ago), comprised of outstanding
leaders and innovators who bring experience and expertise navigating
the various complexities which manifest themselves within any non-
profit, and particularly one as broad and diverse as JewishGen.

The JewishGen Board is led by Bruce Ratner, a successful businessman
and philanthropist, and long-time supporter of JewishGen. He is
joined by Michael Glickman, President & CEO of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage; Peter Kalikow, President of H. J. Kalikow & Company, LLC;
and E. Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles based attorney who was
recently portrayed in the film "Woman of Gold," and who is well
known to our JewishGen community in his role as the coordinator for
the JewishGen Austria-Czech SIG.

On May 1st, I was fortunate to celebrate nine years working for
JewishGen. I never would have imagined such a long tenure, and I
consider each and every user to be part of our valued JewishGen
family. Together, we have celebrated many success stories, and it is
my deepest wish that each of you will experience the joys which come
from connecting with relatives, and understanding our collective
Jewish history and heritage.

Thank you to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions the
past few months. Your feedback is always welcome, and I encourage
you to contact me anytime via phone (646-437-4326) or email
(agroll@JewishGen.org). With your continued help and support, we look
forward to taking JewishGen to the next level!

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

PS. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a contribution
to our Spring Appeal by visiting:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=68

Your support will be greatly appreciated and help us continue
"preserving our history for future generations." Thank you!


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate translation request - Hebrew #austria-czech

airbair@...
 

I've posted a matzevah for which I need a translation of the Hebrew
portion. It is on ViewMate at the following address :
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM56664

The stone is for Lottie KAHNWEILER, who was born in Neustadtl, Bohemia
and died in Mobile Alabama in Nov. 1867. I believe there were two
Bohemian towns named Neustadtl, and would like to know which one is
likely to be the right one.

I'd particularly like to know the Hebrew date(s) on the stone, the
father's name (which I assume is there), and any other information,
including any places mentioned, and the formulaic praise(s) of the
dead.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Jeff Lewy
San Francisco, California


Searching for English vital records #general

krothstein
 

Hello,
I have confirmed through DNA that someone is a 2nd cousin of mine on my
paternal side. His grandfather was Jacob Goldstein (the name was changed
from Redstone). The real name was Rutshtein and they are >from Kovno area of
Lithuania. Jacob married an Esther Littlestein in 1882 in White Chapel,
London. The immigrated to Chicago in the late 1880's. I would like to find
possibly a marriage certificate that might list Jacob's parent's names and
or Esther's real name and parents. They had one son born in England in 1883
by the name of Isadore Redstone. I know that there is a book at the LDS
Library that has abstracts but is there possibly any other records
available. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to
respond to me privately.
Thank You,
Ken Rothstein
Valencia, Calif. USA
krothstein@sbcglobal.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for English vital records #general

krothstein
 

Hello,
I have confirmed through DNA that someone is a 2nd cousin of mine on my
paternal side. His grandfather was Jacob Goldstein (the name was changed
from Redstone). The real name was Rutshtein and they are >from Kovno area of
Lithuania. Jacob married an Esther Littlestein in 1882 in White Chapel,
London. The immigrated to Chicago in the late 1880's. I would like to find
possibly a marriage certificate that might list Jacob's parent's names and
or Esther's real name and parents. They had one son born in England in 1883
by the name of Isadore Redstone. I know that there is a book at the LDS
Library that has abstracts but is there possibly any other records
available. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to
respond to me privately.
Thank You,
Ken Rothstein
Valencia, Calif. USA
krothstein@sbcglobal.net


New and updated Israel database releases from IGRA #general

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association is proud to announce that in
less than six years the IGRA database team, headed by Rose Feldman and
assisted by Daniel Horowitz, Carol Hoffman and a league of volunteers,
has made available to the public over 1,000,000 records relating to
Eretz Israel >from the Ottoman Empire through the British Mandate to
the State of Israel.

A preview of the databases is available at
https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-june-2017

New Databases

Dublin Committee for the Relief of Russian, Polish and Palestine Jews
293 listings

This database is in English and contains the names and amounts of
those who contributed. The information comes >from the British Library.
(Images available.)

Hashomer Hatzair Youth 1946-47 782 listings

This group was organized in Poland and was ready to come to Palestine
under the auspices of the HaShomer HaTzair Youth. The information may
include name, date, birth year, locality, country, gender and
comments. The file was located at Yad Ya'ari Archives, Givat Haviva.
(Images available.)

Petach Tikva Marriage and Divorces 1928-1931 686 listings

This set of records is in Hebrew and comes >from the Petach Tikva
History Archives and Museum. The records include the date, locality
and status of each individual. (Images available.)

1940 Prohibited Immigrants 1,633 listings

This list includes people who were not granted permission to come into
Palestine in 1940. Name, gender, age and nationality are available
for each individual. IGRA received this information >from the Israel
State Archives. (Images available.)

Members of Histadrut Hamorim 1940 2,713 listings

This list includes all members of the Teachers' Union and was obtained
from the Tel Aviv University. Besides the names of the teacher, there
may also be the locality, neighborhood and name of the educational
institution. (Images available.)

Municipal Employees Petach Tikva 1948 108 listings

This database is built >from material at the Petach Tikva History
Archives and Museum. For each worker the locality, birth year,
occupation and place of employment may be available. (Images
available.)

1963 Telephone Directory-Volume 2 Letters A, E and F 5,605 listings

Using the CSI (Crowd Sourced Indexing) program, our volunteers have
made available the people listed in this volume of the 1963 Israeli
telephone directory. The phone book is in English. We will be adding
to this database regularly. (Images available.)

Tombstones of the Jewish Cemetery of Salonica, Greece 2,143 listings

The basis of this database is >from a book written by Michael Molho
found in the National Library of Israel. The images are of the index
of tombstones found in this book.

Updated Databases

Enlistment to the British Army >from Petach Tikva 1942 190 listings

In addition to the names of the enlistees, the following information
may be available: the address, locality, date and unit/squadron. The
data comes >from the Petach Tikva History Archives and Museum. (Images
available.)

1931-1940 Jerusalem Marriages 5,601 listings

These records represent an update to the existing database of
marriages in the ledgers of the Sephardi and Oriental Communities in
Jerusalem found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. The records
contains names of brides and grooms with names of their fathers and
the date of their marriage. The ledger belongs to the Council of the
Sephardi and Oriental Communities, Jerusalem, who have given
permission to publish this database. (No images available.)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates 860 listings

The listings may include: name, name of parent, occupation of parent,
witness name and occupation, date, locality, address, age, religion,
occupation. These records are part of a project in cooperation with
the Israel State Archives. (Images available.)

Engagements 2016 858 listings

This database may include the following information that was listed on
the Internet: the name, date, locality, gender, education and status.
(No images available.)

Name Changes 1954 4,328 listings

The official government publication "Yalkut HaPirsumim" regularly
published the name changes which includes: the former name, the new
name (in both cases first and last names), the locality and the date.
(Images available.)

Operation on Eagles Wings September 1949 8,637 listings

This database is done in cooperation with the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC). These immigrants came >from Yemen in an
amazing effort to save this important population. (No images
available.)

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Please note, images can be seen by paid IGRA members only. If you are
not an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.

Thank you to all our volunteers for a job well done.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New and updated Israel database releases from IGRA #general

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association is proud to announce that in
less than six years the IGRA database team, headed by Rose Feldman and
assisted by Daniel Horowitz, Carol Hoffman and a league of volunteers,
has made available to the public over 1,000,000 records relating to
Eretz Israel >from the Ottoman Empire through the British Mandate to
the State of Israel.

A preview of the databases is available at
https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-june-2017

New Databases

Dublin Committee for the Relief of Russian, Polish and Palestine Jews
293 listings

This database is in English and contains the names and amounts of
those who contributed. The information comes >from the British Library.
(Images available.)

Hashomer Hatzair Youth 1946-47 782 listings

This group was organized in Poland and was ready to come to Palestine
under the auspices of the HaShomer HaTzair Youth. The information may
include name, date, birth year, locality, country, gender and
comments. The file was located at Yad Ya'ari Archives, Givat Haviva.
(Images available.)

Petach Tikva Marriage and Divorces 1928-1931 686 listings

This set of records is in Hebrew and comes >from the Petach Tikva
History Archives and Museum. The records include the date, locality
and status of each individual. (Images available.)

1940 Prohibited Immigrants 1,633 listings

This list includes people who were not granted permission to come into
Palestine in 1940. Name, gender, age and nationality are available
for each individual. IGRA received this information >from the Israel
State Archives. (Images available.)

Members of Histadrut Hamorim 1940 2,713 listings

This list includes all members of the Teachers' Union and was obtained
from the Tel Aviv University. Besides the names of the teacher, there
may also be the locality, neighborhood and name of the educational
institution. (Images available.)

Municipal Employees Petach Tikva 1948 108 listings

This database is built >from material at the Petach Tikva History
Archives and Museum. For each worker the locality, birth year,
occupation and place of employment may be available. (Images
available.)

1963 Telephone Directory-Volume 2 Letters A, E and F 5,605 listings

Using the CSI (Crowd Sourced Indexing) program, our volunteers have
made available the people listed in this volume of the 1963 Israeli
telephone directory. The phone book is in English. We will be adding
to this database regularly. (Images available.)

Tombstones of the Jewish Cemetery of Salonica, Greece 2,143 listings

The basis of this database is >from a book written by Michael Molho
found in the National Library of Israel. The images are of the index
of tombstones found in this book.

Updated Databases

Enlistment to the British Army >from Petach Tikva 1942 190 listings

In addition to the names of the enlistees, the following information
may be available: the address, locality, date and unit/squadron. The
data comes >from the Petach Tikva History Archives and Museum. (Images
available.)

1931-1940 Jerusalem Marriages 5,601 listings

These records represent an update to the existing database of
marriages in the ledgers of the Sephardi and Oriental Communities in
Jerusalem found in the Jerusalem Municipal Archives. The records
contains names of brides and grooms with names of their fathers and
the date of their marriage. The ledger belongs to the Council of the
Sephardi and Oriental Communities, Jerusalem, who have given
permission to publish this database. (No images available.)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates 860 listings

The listings may include: name, name of parent, occupation of parent,
witness name and occupation, date, locality, address, age, religion,
occupation. These records are part of a project in cooperation with
the Israel State Archives. (Images available.)

Engagements 2016 858 listings

This database may include the following information that was listed on
the Internet: the name, date, locality, gender, education and status.
(No images available.)

Name Changes 1954 4,328 listings

The official government publication "Yalkut HaPirsumim" regularly
published the name changes which includes: the former name, the new
name (in both cases first and last names), the locality and the date.
(Images available.)

Operation on Eagles Wings September 1949 8,637 listings

This database is done in cooperation with the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee (JDC). These immigrants came >from Yemen in an
amazing effort to save this important population. (No images
available.)

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Please note, images can be seen by paid IGRA members only. If you are
not an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.

Thank you to all our volunteers for a job well done.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson

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