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GenTeam Adds New Collections to Their Website #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism,
marriages and burials >from Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic
church registers for various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19 million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous
updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a page titled "Looted Works Not Only >from Austria in
the Collection of the Jewish Community." To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v
Original url:
https://www.genteam.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=149&lang=en

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the
new additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia GenTeam Adds New Collections to Their Website #galicia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism,
marriages and burials >from Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic
church registers for various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19 million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous
updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a page titled "Looted Works Not Only >from Austria in
the Collection of the Jewish Community." To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v
Original url:
https://www.genteam.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=149&lang=en

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the
new additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


January 27, 2019, JGS of Maryland program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Jennifer Mendelsohn
Title: “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes”
Date and Time: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the
Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
to hear Jennifer Mendelsohn present “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid
Rookie Genealogy Mistakes.”

This talk will lay out how 25 years’ worth of journalism experience
has helped to guide the speaker as a genealogist and taught her to
conduct productive searches. We’ll talk about using the “Law and
Order” method (follow the “dun duns!”) to track down information and
how relying on a simple principle like Occam’s Razor — that the most
likely scenario is the least complicated — can help you get further in
your searching. Using the scheme of a logic puzzle, we’ll go over
pitfalls like not blindly using Ancestry hints, assessing the
credibility of sources, not being wedded to spelling, and why
genealogy is like playing Concentration: you always have to remember
the cards you’ve seen and turned over.

Jennifer Mendelsohn uses her Jewish genealogy know-how to lead
exquisitely tailored life-changing journeys through family histories.
Jennifer has helped reunite long-lost family members. She’s debunked
decades-old family fairytales (aka bubbemeises). She’s built family
trees revealing the most unexpected relations. She is the founder of
the #resistancegenealogy movement, the administrator of “Jewish DNA
for Genetic Genealogy and Family Research”
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNAHelpJewishJourney) on Facebook,
and a board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location,
and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


JGSGW January 27, 2019 Meeting & Program Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our January meeting
and Program on Sunday, January 27 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD

1:00 PM - Schmooze and Mavens Table
We invite members who have published their own books to bring copies
for display and discussion during the Schmooze.

1:30 PM Program Meeting
Write and Publish Your Family History with Online Print-on-Demand presented by Beth
Galleto

Writing and publishing a book is one way to preserve the results of
your genealogy research and share them with family members and others.
But such a project is daunting. Having published four books about her
family, JGSGW member Beth Galleto will talk about how to do it
yourself. If you have already published your own books, please bring
them to the meeting to show others before the presentation. If you
have not published but feel you may be ready, Beth will discuss when
to get started on your project, what to include, and a basic how-to
for writing and self-publishing.

Beth Galleto has been researching her family history for 40 years.
Before moving to DC two years ago, she was on the board of the San
Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society for many years, serving
for a decade as editor of the quarterly journal Zichron- Note and
later as webmaster. Now retired, she previously worked as a reporter,
editor, and public relations director. She has self-published four
books related to her family history and firmly believes that anyone
can write and publish their family's story.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fwd: January 27, 2019, JGS of Maryland program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Jennifer Mendelsohn
Title: “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes”
Date and Time: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the
Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
to hear Jennifer Mendelsohn present “Think Like a Reporter to Avoid
Rookie Genealogy Mistakes.”

This talk will lay out how 25 years’ worth of journalism experience
has helped to guide the speaker as a genealogist and taught her to
conduct productive searches. We’ll talk about using the “Law and
Order” method (follow the “dun duns!”) to track down information and
how relying on a simple principle like Occam’s Razor — that the most
likely scenario is the least complicated — can help you get further in
your searching. Using the scheme of a logic puzzle, we’ll go over
pitfalls like not blindly using Ancestry hints, assessing the
credibility of sources, not being wedded to spelling, and why
genealogy is like playing Concentration: you always have to remember
the cards you’ve seen and turned over.

Jennifer Mendelsohn uses her Jewish genealogy know-how to lead
exquisitely tailored life-changing journeys through family histories.
Jennifer has helped reunite long-lost family members. She’s debunked
decades-old family fairytales (aka bubbemeises). She’s built family
trees revealing the most unexpected relations. She is the founder of
the #resistancegenealogy movement, the administrator of “Jewish DNA
for Genetic Genealogy and Family Research”
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNAHelpJewishJourney) on Facebook,
and a board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location,
and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW January 27, 2019 Meeting & Program Announcement #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host our January meeting
and Program on Sunday, January 27 at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road,
Rockville, MD

1:00 PM - Schmooze and Mavens Table
We invite members who have published their own books to bring copies
for display and discussion during the Schmooze.

1:30 PM Program Meeting
Write and Publish Your Family History with Online Print-on-Demand presented by Beth
Galleto

Writing and publishing a book is one way to preserve the results of
your genealogy research and share them with family members and others.
But such a project is daunting. Having published four books about her
family, JGSGW member Beth Galleto will talk about how to do it
yourself. If you have already published your own books, please bring
them to the meeting to show others before the presentation. If you
have not published but feel you may be ready, Beth will discuss when
to get started on your project, what to include, and a basic how-to
for writing and self-publishing.

Beth Galleto has been researching her family history for 40 years.
Before moving to DC two years ago, she was on the board of the San
Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society for many years, serving
for a decade as editor of the quarterly journal Zichron- Note and
later as webmaster. Now retired, she previously worked as a reporter,
editor, and public relations director. She has self-published four
books related to her family history and firmly believes that anyone
can write and publish their family's story.

JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may
attend for a fee of $5. If they decide to join JGSGW at the meeting or
event, the $5 will be applied toward membership. Members who require
personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring
an assistant at no charge.

Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW
http://www.jgsgw.org


JGSNY Meeting January 27th #general

Joy Kestenbaum
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, January 27th at 2:00 pm
At the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York

Program: "'Bad Rabbi and Other Strange But True Stories >from the Yiddish Press"
Speaker: Eddy Portnoy, Ph.D.

Eddy Portnoy will discuss the pre-World War II Yiddish press in New
York and Warsaw and the often strange stories about Jews that appear
in it. The author of "Bad Rabbi," he will present an irreverent,
unvarnished and frequently hilarious collection of stories providing a
window into the Yiddish world that was. Dr. Portnoy will also discuss
how the Yiddish press can be used as a genealogical resource.

Prior TO the regular meeting, at 12:30, there will be a special JGSNY
Member tour of "Lost and Found -- A Family Photo Album," courtesy of
Yeshiva University Museum at CJH. Meet at Rosenberg & Winnick
Galleries on the 2nd floor. Explore the remarkable story of a pre-WWII
family photo album that was owned by a woman who, before her
deportation >from the Kovno Ghetto, smuggled it to a non-Jewish family
for safekeeping. The album was fortuitously discovered in 2013 and
reunited with the descendants of the original owner. To RSVP, email
program@....

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogical Institute will be open at 11:00 am.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org

Submitted by:

Joy Kestenbaum
JGSNY VP Programming
New York, NY

Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting January 27th #general

Joy Kestenbaum
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting
Sunday, January 27th at 2:00 pm
At the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York

Program: "'Bad Rabbi and Other Strange But True Stories >from the Yiddish Press"
Speaker: Eddy Portnoy, Ph.D.

Eddy Portnoy will discuss the pre-World War II Yiddish press in New
York and Warsaw and the often strange stories about Jews that appear
in it. The author of "Bad Rabbi," he will present an irreverent,
unvarnished and frequently hilarious collection of stories providing a
window into the Yiddish world that was. Dr. Portnoy will also discuss
how the Yiddish press can be used as a genealogical resource.

Prior TO the regular meeting, at 12:30, there will be a special JGSNY
Member tour of "Lost and Found -- A Family Photo Album," courtesy of
Yeshiva University Museum at CJH. Meet at Rosenberg & Winnick
Galleries on the 2nd floor. Explore the remarkable story of a pre-WWII
family photo album that was owned by a woman who, before her
deportation >from the Kovno Ghetto, smuggled it to a non-Jewish family
for safekeeping. The album was fortuitously discovered in 2013 and
reunited with the descendants of the original owner. To RSVP, email
program@....

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogical Institute will be open at 11:00 am.

More information is available at our website: www.jgsny.org

Submitted by:

Joy Kestenbaum
JGSNY VP Programming
New York, NY

Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York, NY


ViewMate translation request - German #general

Aaron Roetenberg
 

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=VM71376
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Aaron ROETENBERG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - German #general

Aaron Roetenberg
 

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=VM71376
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Aaron ROETENBERG


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #general

Aaron Roetenberg
 

I've posted a vital record in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71377
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Aaron Roetenberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #general

Aaron Roetenberg
 

I've posted a vital record in Yiddish for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71377
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Aaron Roetenberg


(Austria) Gen-Team Adds New Collections to Their Website #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919=20
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism, marriages
and burials >from Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic church registers for
various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a looted publication Collection IKG. To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v
Original url:
https://www.genteam.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=149&lang=en

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the new
additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Austria) Gen-Team Adds New Collections to Their Website #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

GenTeam has advised that it has added 530,000 additional entries online
making a total of approximately 19.4 million entries. These include:

Military: Austro-Hungarian casualty lists 1914-1919=20
Already 1.3 million records online

Vienna: Civil marriages 1919-1920

There are also additions to Catholic records including baptism, marriages
and burials >from Vienna and indices of Roman Catholic church registers for
various areas in Austria and Germany.

To access the above and the other 19million plus entries go to:
http://www.genteam.eu/ Registration is required. The site is free and
continually updated.

On GenTeam's Facebook page you can find information on all previous updates.
www.facebook.com/GenTeam.Die.genealogische.Datenbank

GenTeam also has a looted publication Collection IKG. To view its updated
information see: https://tinyurl.com/y9yvwm3v
Original url:
https://www.genteam.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=149&lang=en

Thank you to Ing. Felix Gundacker at GenTeam for advising us about the new
additions to the database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Translation needed of document #general

Robert Leifer <dianebobmg82@...>
 

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=VM71319
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert Leifer, Monsey NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation needed of document #general

Robert Leifer <dianebobmg82@...>
 

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=VM71319
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Robert Leifer, Monsey NY


23AndMe Adds 1000 plus More Regions #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

23andMe announced on January 15 that they added 1,000 ancestry regions-they
have refined their algorithm in determining your ancestral breakdown. To
read the blog post which discusses their new reports including map of your
DNA relatives see:
https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry/30-new-reports-and-1000-more-regions-included-in-23andmes-latest-ancestry-composition-update/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ybt4deyp )
They now have 30 new population specific pages called Ancestry detail
reports and evaluate each customer's ancestry based on more than 1,000
specific regions. There are links to the new reports on the aforementioned url.

To subscribe to their blog you must also consent to your submitted data being
collected and stored. You do not have to consent to read the aforementioned blog
post.

I have no affiliation with 23andMe and am reporting this solely for the
readers information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 23AndMe Adds 1000 plus More Regions #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

23andMe announced on January 15 that they added 1,000 ancestry regions-they
have refined their algorithm in determining your ancestral breakdown. To
read the blog post which discusses their new reports including map of your
DNA relatives see:
https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry/30-new-reports-and-1000-more-regions-included-in-23andmes-latest-ancestry-composition-update/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ybt4deyp )
They now have 30 new population specific pages called Ancestry detail
reports and evaluate each customer's ancestry based on more than 1,000
specific regions. There are links to the new reports on the aforementioned url.

To subscribe to their blog you must also consent to your submitted data being
collected and stored. You do not have to consent to read the aforementioned blog
post.

I have no affiliation with 23andMe and am reporting this solely for the
readers information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


1890's Chicago meat wholesalers? #general

Sylvia Caras <Sylvia.Caras@...>
 

My grandfather arrived in New York in 1892, was a shochet in Boston in
the late 1800's, and got his meat >from Chicago. I am trying to find
his/my family in The Pale, am looking now for Chicago meat suppliers
1880 - 1910 and how meat was shipped to Boston?

Sylvia Caras
Santa Cruz, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1890's Chicago meat wholesalers? #general

Sylvia Caras <Sylvia.Caras@...>
 

My grandfather arrived in New York in 1892, was a shochet in Boston in
the late 1800's, and got his meat >from Chicago. I am trying to find
his/my family in The Pale, am looking now for Chicago meat suppliers
1880 - 1910 and how meat was shipped to Boston?

Sylvia Caras
Santa Cruz, CA