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ViewMate translation request - Polish - LIPSZYC and SINIAK #general

Brian Gold <bgold41@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66028

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

Regards,

Brian Gold
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish - LIPSZYC and SINIAK #general

Brian Gold <bgold41@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66028

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

Regards,

Brian Gold
Los Angeles


Need help with unreadable Israeli Gedcom #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners, I'm helping a friend who has a technical issue. He has recently
made contact with a new Israeli cousin. That's the good news. The bad news is
that the Israeli cousin sent a Gedcom that isn't readable on my friend's
Legacy software program.

The English comes out just fine, but the Hebrew comes out in gibberish code.
Can anyone offer advice about how to make the Gedcom Hebrew read in Hebrew
(and not gibberish) or some other solution.

And no, my friend doesn't know what genealogy program his Israeli cousin is
using.

Thank you in advance

Jeremy

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
now Folsom, California, USA

Searching for:
FRANKEL/FRENKEL/FRENKIEL: Gombin, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
PINKUS, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with unreadable Israeli Gedcom #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners, I'm helping a friend who has a technical issue. He has recently
made contact with a new Israeli cousin. That's the good news. The bad news is
that the Israeli cousin sent a Gedcom that isn't readable on my friend's
Legacy software program.

The English comes out just fine, but the Hebrew comes out in gibberish code.
Can anyone offer advice about how to make the Gedcom Hebrew read in Hebrew
(and not gibberish) or some other solution.

And no, my friend doesn't know what genealogy program his Israeli cousin is
using.

Thank you in advance

Jeremy

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
now Folsom, California, USA

Searching for:
FRANKEL/FRENKEL/FRENKIEL: Gombin, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
PINKUS, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2018 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

As required by the LitvakSIG Bylaws, the LitvakSIG board has approved
the following members of the LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force for 2018:

Eden Joachim - Chair
Dorothy Leivers
Denise Fletcher
Jill Anderson
Susan Fineberg

In the near future, the Nominating Task Force will issue a call for
nominations to the board. The actual election to the board will take
place electronically and will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual
meeting during the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday 7
August 2018.


Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2018 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

As required by the LitvakSIG Bylaws, the LitvakSIG board has approved
the following members of the LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force for 2018:

Eden Joachim - Chair
Dorothy Leivers
Denise Fletcher
Jill Anderson
Susan Fineberg

In the near future, the Nominating Task Force will issue a call for
nominations to the board. The actual election to the board will take
place electronically and will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual
meeting during the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday 7
August 2018.


Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Re: Terezin-Theresienstadt research #austria-czech

Tom Heinersdorff
 

I visited Terezin last June to see where my grandfather died and where
many more members of my family passed through on their enforced route to
Auschwitz. Recent postings prompt me to pass on the following
information:-

For those seeking information about the Theresienstadt camp I recommend
contacting

Mgr. Tomas Fedorovic
Pamatnik Terezin / Terezin Memorial
Principova alej 304
411 55 Terezin
+420 416 724 568
mailto:fedorovic@pamatnik-terezin.cz

He reads and writes excellent English and sent me very helpful and =
detailed information in August last year, including the plan of the =
building (AII) where my grandfather died.

More widely
1. I caution those seeking burial locations for relatives who died at
Terezin that the ashes of those cremated there were mostly carefully
stored in individual cardboard urns until the Nazis
realized the imminence of the capture of Terezin and tipped all the
urns into the river.
2. For those wanting to visit, I unhesitatingly recommend an experience
that I found almost more moving than visiting Auschwitz, because Terezin
is so intact (although now shorn of most of the concentration camp
infrastructure), because once again some Czech families live there,
because of the exhibitions of drawings and paintings made there
all of which bring back 1941-5 so vividly.
3. I was relieved I had done my homework by reading H.G. Adler,
eye-witness account, Theresienstadt 1941-1945. Das Antlitz einer
Zwangsgemeinschaft (I used the Ruth Gutmann translation of
excerpts >from the Leo Baeck Institute) and downloading the town plan and
getting the relevant building plans >from the above source. I wanted to
recognize what is there now and know what is now missing >from the
Theresienstadt era. If you don't have the death certificate of
those in whose steps you seek to tread, many are available at
https://www.holocaust.cz/en/database-of-digitised-documents/ and they
give the address of the building where they died. The archive of this
list at http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
contains many valuable insights.
4. Terezin is big and emotional. I was glad of motorised transport
around just the larger fortress. Take water and food
it's a long day.
5. A guide is very useful but caution is needed with your choice of
guide. I used Terezin Private Tours because of the extraordinarily
positive reviews of the owner, Pavel Batel. But please take note of the
following review I posted after my visit on TripAdvisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g274710-d8614457-r495659165-Terezin_Jewish_Quarter_Private_Tours-Terezin_Usti_nad_Labem_Region_Bohemia.html
After reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Pavel Batel's tours
on Trip Advisor, I contacted Terezin Private Tours and after much
exchange of emails, I reorganized my whole trip to be able to take a
tour with Pavel Batel personally on Sunday 18th June, one of 2 days
offered over 3 weeks ahead.
4 days in advance I was emailed apologies "for changing plans. Michaela
has to take over Pavel's tour on June 18th. He doesn't feel well and
need a bigger break >from the holocaust subject".
Michaela was almost totally useless, a completely inappropriate stand-in
for the universally praised Pavel Batel. She appeared so overcome with
the need to get a tan and to raise her gigantic false eyelashes that she
needed to ask Terezin staff the answer to most of my questions. She had
not read her emails to see the answers to some specific questions I had
sent the office. In the end she did little more than chauffeur myself
and 2 others around the site. I learned more >from reading the few
English exhibit panels than she could tell us. I had to identify the key
building of interest to me (on Google Earth!!) because she simply does
not know Terezin or much about its history.

To be fair, the office had warned me "I am not certain if Michaela is a
correct guide for you. You will have to contact the Terezin Memorial
organization to set up meeting with local historian", before remembering
that "on Sunday no historian is working in Terezin Memorial center". But
they had placed me in this impossible position, having reorganized my
trip only to suit Pavel Batel.

And astonishingly she took the same price as Pavel Batel was to have charged.

Be warned, Terezin is a Czech language only town - no English or German
- so non-Czech-speakers will need a guide. But I wanted a super-good
guide, as the reviews described Pavel Batel. Indeed I had written to
them that "I know the difference between an excellent guide and one who
knows his subject less well, so I do want to go with Pavel.". This was a
wholly unprofessional performance by what is clearly a one-man band
masquerading as an organization. Pavel's brand is worth nothing - only
the man himself is (apparently) worth the reputation.

The subject of Terezin is filled with story and counter-story. Truth is
often hard to find, so perhaps a researcher would be better advised to
contact Pamatnik Terezin / Terezin Memorial to
arrange a local historian as a guide.

Tom Heinersdorff


JewishGen Education offers popular class #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular three-week class, "Brick Wall or Dead End",
starting April 9, 2018.

Frustrated and at a Loss? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get past?

Take a class. Work with an expert to review and analyze your data. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational private forum
setting open 24/7.

April 9 - April 29 The Tuition is $150. Registration will open 2 weeks
before class. Enrollment is limited.
To Register: www.JewishGen.org/education

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

In preparation for this class we suggest that after you register, you
send the instructor an introduction to your project (names, dates and
places) and pinpoint your brick wall or dead end.

Send questions to Nancy Holden Instruction Manager

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


"Jewish Experiences During World War I": Final call for papers #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer--Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal--plans
to publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). We wish to thank all contributors who have
responded to date.

This is the final call for additional submissions to be considered for
publication later in the year.

The unifying theme is Galicia during WWI (1914-1918) and in the
immediate period after the war. We invite members and non-members of
Gesher Galicia to share their family stories, short scholarly reviews
and other accounts of the war. Topics could include: Jewish military
service; civilian life during the war; the experiences of refugees;
deportations to Russia; and the military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at serieseditor@geshergalicia.org with a brief
description of their proposal. All considered articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for the authors, please see:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org
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Latest records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Almost 4,000 new indexes of Jewish vital records >from Tarnopol have
been uploaded to the All Galicia Database
(https://search.geshergalicia.org/).

Tarnopol (Ternopil). Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/329 and 333.
- Jewish births 1852-1865. (3,962 records)

We also have a large set of school records >from Gorlice, indexed by
Russ Maurer and generously donated by him to Gesher Galicia.
- Gorlice. Jewish primary school pupils attending classes between
1893 and 1925. Przemysl State Archive, various files >from Fonds 232,
233, 898, 899. (2,948 records)


For further information, please contact: <info@geshergalicia.org>.

Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Website: https://www.geshergalicia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GesherGalicia/


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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Terezin-Theresienstadt research #austria-czech

Tom Heinersdorff
 

I visited Terezin last June to see where my grandfather died and where
many more members of my family passed through on their enforced route to
Auschwitz. Recent postings prompt me to pass on the following
information:-

For those seeking information about the Theresienstadt camp I recommend
contacting

Mgr. Tomas Fedorovic
Pamatnik Terezin / Terezin Memorial
Principova alej 304
411 55 Terezin
+420 416 724 568
mailto:fedorovic@pamatnik-terezin.cz

He reads and writes excellent English and sent me very helpful and =
detailed information in August last year, including the plan of the =
building (AII) where my grandfather died.

More widely
1. I caution those seeking burial locations for relatives who died at
Terezin that the ashes of those cremated there were mostly carefully
stored in individual cardboard urns until the Nazis
realized the imminence of the capture of Terezin and tipped all the
urns into the river.
2. For those wanting to visit, I unhesitatingly recommend an experience
that I found almost more moving than visiting Auschwitz, because Terezin
is so intact (although now shorn of most of the concentration camp
infrastructure), because once again some Czech families live there,
because of the exhibitions of drawings and paintings made there
all of which bring back 1941-5 so vividly.
3. I was relieved I had done my homework by reading H.G. Adler,
eye-witness account, Theresienstadt 1941-1945. Das Antlitz einer
Zwangsgemeinschaft (I used the Ruth Gutmann translation of
excerpts >from the Leo Baeck Institute) and downloading the town plan and
getting the relevant building plans >from the above source. I wanted to
recognize what is there now and know what is now missing >from the
Theresienstadt era. If you don't have the death certificate of
those in whose steps you seek to tread, many are available at
https://www.holocaust.cz/en/database-of-digitised-documents/ and they
give the address of the building where they died. The archive of this
list at http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
contains many valuable insights.
4. Terezin is big and emotional. I was glad of motorised transport
around just the larger fortress. Take water and food
it's a long day.
5. A guide is very useful but caution is needed with your choice of
guide. I used Terezin Private Tours because of the extraordinarily
positive reviews of the owner, Pavel Batel. But please take note of the
following review I posted after my visit on TripAdvisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g274710-d8614457-r495659165-Terezin_Jewish_Quarter_Private_Tours-Terezin_Usti_nad_Labem_Region_Bohemia.html
After reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Pavel Batel's tours
on Trip Advisor, I contacted Terezin Private Tours and after much
exchange of emails, I reorganized my whole trip to be able to take a
tour with Pavel Batel personally on Sunday 18th June, one of 2 days
offered over 3 weeks ahead.
4 days in advance I was emailed apologies "for changing plans. Michaela
has to take over Pavel's tour on June 18th. He doesn't feel well and
need a bigger break >from the holocaust subject".
Michaela was almost totally useless, a completely inappropriate stand-in
for the universally praised Pavel Batel. She appeared so overcome with
the need to get a tan and to raise her gigantic false eyelashes that she
needed to ask Terezin staff the answer to most of my questions. She had
not read her emails to see the answers to some specific questions I had
sent the office. In the end she did little more than chauffeur myself
and 2 others around the site. I learned more >from reading the few
English exhibit panels than she could tell us. I had to identify the key
building of interest to me (on Google Earth!!) because she simply does
not know Terezin or much about its history.

To be fair, the office had warned me "I am not certain if Michaela is a
correct guide for you. You will have to contact the Terezin Memorial
organization to set up meeting with local historian", before remembering
that "on Sunday no historian is working in Terezin Memorial center". But
they had placed me in this impossible position, having reorganized my
trip only to suit Pavel Batel.

And astonishingly she took the same price as Pavel Batel was to have charged.

Be warned, Terezin is a Czech language only town - no English or German
- so non-Czech-speakers will need a guide. But I wanted a super-good
guide, as the reviews described Pavel Batel. Indeed I had written to
them that "I know the difference between an excellent guide and one who
knows his subject less well, so I do want to go with Pavel.". This was a
wholly unprofessional performance by what is clearly a one-man band
masquerading as an organization. Pavel's brand is worth nothing - only
the man himself is (apparently) worth the reputation.

The subject of Terezin is filled with story and counter-story. Truth is
often hard to find, so perhaps a researcher would be better advised to
contact Pamatnik Terezin / Terezin Memorial to
arrange a local historian as a guide.

Tom Heinersdorff


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Education offers popular class #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular three-week class, "Brick Wall or Dead End",
starting April 9, 2018.

Frustrated and at a Loss? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get past?

Take a class. Work with an expert to review and analyze your data. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational private forum
setting open 24/7.

April 9 - April 29 The Tuition is $150. Registration will open 2 weeks
before class. Enrollment is limited.
To Register: www.JewishGen.org/education

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

In preparation for this class we suggest that after you register, you
send the instructor an introduction to your project (names, dates and
places) and pinpoint your brick wall or dead end.

Send questions to Nancy Holden Instruction Manager

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech "Jewish Experiences During World War I": Final call for papers #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer--Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal--plans
to publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). We wish to thank all contributors who have
responded to date.

This is the final call for additional submissions to be considered for
publication later in the year.

The unifying theme is Galicia during WWI (1914-1918) and in the
immediate period after the war. We invite members and non-members of
Gesher Galicia to share their family stories, short scholarly reviews
and other accounts of the war. Topics could include: Jewish military
service; civilian life during the war; the experiences of refugees;
deportations to Russia; and the military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at serieseditor@geshergalicia.org with a brief
description of their proposal. All considered articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for the authors, please see:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org
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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Latest records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Almost 4,000 new indexes of Jewish vital records >from Tarnopol have
been uploaded to the All Galicia Database
(https://search.geshergalicia.org/).

Tarnopol (Ternopil). Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/329 and 333.
- Jewish births 1852-1865. (3,962 records)

We also have a large set of school records >from Gorlice, indexed by
Russ Maurer and generously donated by him to Gesher Galicia.
- Gorlice. Jewish primary school pupils attending classes between
1893 and 1925. Przemysl State Archive, various files >from Fonds 232,
233, 898, 899. (2,948 records)


For further information, please contact: <info@geshergalicia.org>.

Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Website: https://www.geshergalicia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GesherGalicia/


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ViewMate translation request - Polish or Russian #general

Debbie Terman
 

I've posted a vital record >from 1864 (I'm not sure if it's Polish or
Russian) for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66154

This is the birth record for Srul Josef GORDON. I would like to know
the exact birth date and town, names of parents including mother's
maiden name, and ages of parents. Also if any witnesses are mentioned.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Debbie Cohn Terman
Massachusetts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish or Russian #general

Debbie Terman
 

I've posted a vital record >from 1864 (I'm not sure if it's Polish or
Russian) for which I need a translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66154

This is the birth record for Srul Josef GORDON. I would like to know
the exact birth date and town, names of parents including mother's
maiden name, and ages of parents. Also if any witnesses are mentioned.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Debbie Cohn Terman
Massachusetts


Milton SHECK and Pearl ARBEIT #general

George Fogelson
 

Milton SHECK married Pearl ARBEIT in 1947 in NYC and had a son, name
unknown. They divorced and both remarried. Milton SHECK remarried
Theresa MISKOFF in 1957 in NYC. Pearl may have remarried Hyman PELTZ.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to find the son of Milton and
Pearl SHECK name let me know. He would have been born between 1947 and
1957.

Thank you,

George FOGELSON
fogelson@berkeley.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Milton SHECK and Pearl ARBEIT #general

George Fogelson
 

Milton SHECK married Pearl ARBEIT in 1947 in NYC and had a son, name
unknown. They divorced and both remarried. Milton SHECK remarried
Theresa MISKOFF in 1957 in NYC. Pearl may have remarried Hyman PELTZ.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to find the son of Milton and
Pearl SHECK name let me know. He would have been born between 1947 and
1957.

Thank you,

George FOGELSON
fogelson@berkeley.edu


Vienna Jewish BMD reords #austria-czech

henry wellisch
 

The digitized records are available on the familysearch website from
1826 to 1911, but I cannot find the records between on this website
between 1911 and 1938. Are they hidden on this website somewhere?
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna Jewish BMD reords #austria-czech

henry wellisch
 

The digitized records are available on the familysearch website from
1826 to 1911, but I cannot find the records between on this website
between 1911 and 1938. Are they hidden on this website somewhere?
Henry Wellisch
Toronto

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