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Acknowledgement #romania

Nira Weiss <nira.weiss@...>
 

Hello,
I just joined the SIG Romania in search of details about my family.
I am not sure I fully understand how this works and where I might
find specific info pertaining to my ancestors in Bivolari.
I understand this is a private site and will not copy or share info
that is available here.
I would greatly appreciate your guidance.
Thank you,
Nira

MODERATOR NOTE: A good place to start would be by contacting
JewishGen Support at: <https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm>


Romania SIG #Romania Acknowledgement #romania

Nira Weiss <nira.weiss@...>
 

Hello,
I just joined the SIG Romania in search of details about my family.
I am not sure I fully understand how this works and where I might
find specific info pertaining to my ancestors in Bivolari.
I understand this is a private site and will not copy or share info
that is available here.
I would greatly appreciate your guidance.
Thank you,
Nira

MODERATOR NOTE: A good place to start would be by contacting
JewishGen Support at: <https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm>


IAJGS Salutes Rosemary Eshel #general

Nolan Altman
 

The "IAJGS Salute! Committee" is pleased to announce that Rosemary Eshel has
been awarded an IAJGS Salute! Award. IAJGS Salute! are designed to provide
recognition on an ongoing basis of noteworthy projects, activities and
accomplishments relating to Jewish genealogy at any time during the year in
addition to the annual IAJGS achievement awards.

Rosemary has volunteered endless hours as a volunteer with the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since the founding/reorganization of
IGRA in 2012, Rosemary has handled all the requests for research assistance
that come though the IGRA website. We believe this to be well over 3,000
requests. Some of the answers may be simple while others are quite complex.
Rosemary treats each one with the same thoroughness and responds in a timely
fashion, sometimes taking hours to research and locate the best way to guide
the person and help them find the information they are seeking.

In addition, Rosemary has served on the IGRA Executive Committee and
continues to serve on the IGRA Board. Rosemary has extensive knowledge of
Jewish genealogy resources in North Africa, Italy and England. Rosemary is
part of the IGRA team that meets with people who have turned to the
Genealogy Center at the National Library in Jerusalem, interested in
researching their roots. These individuals are scheduled for a one hour
session and meet with a genealogist together with a reference librarian.
Rosemary prepares extensively for these meetings and documents each session.

For her dedication and unique contribution, the IAJGS is happy to recognize
Rosemary Eshel's efforts with an IAJGS Salute! Award.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or to nominate
someone for a Salutes! award, please see
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/awards/iajgs-salutes/

Nolan Altman
Salute! Committee Chairperson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Salutes Rosemary Eshel #general

Nolan Altman
 

The "IAJGS Salute! Committee" is pleased to announce that Rosemary Eshel has
been awarded an IAJGS Salute! Award. IAJGS Salute! are designed to provide
recognition on an ongoing basis of noteworthy projects, activities and
accomplishments relating to Jewish genealogy at any time during the year in
addition to the annual IAJGS achievement awards.

Rosemary has volunteered endless hours as a volunteer with the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since the founding/reorganization of
IGRA in 2012, Rosemary has handled all the requests for research assistance
that come though the IGRA website. We believe this to be well over 3,000
requests. Some of the answers may be simple while others are quite complex.
Rosemary treats each one with the same thoroughness and responds in a timely
fashion, sometimes taking hours to research and locate the best way to guide
the person and help them find the information they are seeking.

In addition, Rosemary has served on the IGRA Executive Committee and
continues to serve on the IGRA Board. Rosemary has extensive knowledge of
Jewish genealogy resources in North Africa, Italy and England. Rosemary is
part of the IGRA team that meets with people who have turned to the
Genealogy Center at the National Library in Jerusalem, interested in
researching their roots. These individuals are scheduled for a one hour
session and meet with a genealogist together with a reference librarian.
Rosemary prepares extensively for these meetings and documents each session.

For her dedication and unique contribution, the IAJGS is happy to recognize
Rosemary Eshel's efforts with an IAJGS Salute! Award.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or to nominate
someone for a Salutes! award, please see
http://www.iajgs.org/blog/awards/iajgs-salutes/

Nolan Altman
Salute! Committee Chairperson


IAJGS Welcomes New Member Society - Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland as
the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. The society
is primarily focused on including members >from Howard, Anne Arundel,
Frederick, and Prince George's, Maryland. For more information about the
group, please contact the group at JGSCMd@comcast.net or see their Facebook
group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgscmd/

The group's next meeting will be Monday March 18th, 1:00 PM, at the Vantage
House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD. They will explore the
genealogical resources available >from books in print. Among others, they
will review the publications of Alexander Beider and "The Family Tree
Historical Maps of Europe." Attendees are encouraged to bring their
favorite genealogical resources in print to share with others.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@iajgs.org

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Welcomes New Member Society - Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland #general

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great
pleasure that we welcome The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland as
the newest member of our growing family of IAJGS organizations. The society
is primarily focused on including members >from Howard, Anne Arundel,
Frederick, and Prince George's, Maryland. For more information about the
group, please contact the group at JGSCMd@comcast.net or see their Facebook
group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgscmd/

The group's next meeting will be Monday March 18th, 1:00 PM, at the Vantage
House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD. They will explore the
genealogical resources available >from books in print. Among others, they
will review the publications of Alexander Beider and "The Family Tree
Historical Maps of Europe." Attendees are encouraged to bring their
favorite genealogical resources in print to share with others.

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was
formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. IAJGS is an umbrella
group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of
significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our
genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. For more information on
IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me at
membership@iajgs.org

Nolan Altman
Membership Development


place #general

mike yesnes
 

Friday
3/8/19
From:Mike

Discussion Group,

Have a person who was born on 5/26/1893 in Vrmetjk,Russia per the U.S.
Naturalization Records Indexes according to ancestry.com.Is this Vrmetjk spelling
place a misprint?,should it be transliterated into Bp_e_y_?...doesn't come up
anywhere?Would appreciate your help.Thank you.

Mike Yesnes


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen place #general

mike yesnes
 

Friday
3/8/19
From:Mike

Discussion Group,

Have a person who was born on 5/26/1893 in Vrmetjk,Russia per the U.S.
Naturalization Records Indexes according to ancestry.com.Is this Vrmetjk spelling
place a misprint?,should it be transliterated into Bp_e_y_?...doesn't come up
anywhere?Would appreciate your help.Thank you.

Mike Yesnes


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"How Chelm Was Saved >from a Pogrom in 1905" >from the Yizkor book of this Polish
town is an account of how the community fended off the kind of tragedy that
resulted in the slaughter of Jews in Kishinev after the Russian Revolution in that
year. Through a combination of the Bund and other Jewish political groups, and
aided by Christian students and workers, Chelm prepared its self-defense and was
able to plant "spies in the camp of the enemy" to give advance warning of any
attack. When word came that it was coming, the town was ready "to meet the bloody
enemy face-to-face." The defense group had ten revolvers, not to mention butchers
with their knives and carpenters with their hatchets. "No pogrom took place that
day in Chelm!," wrote Shmuel Winer. "A day of sadness became a day of joy."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2168349259853884?__tn__=3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"How Chelm Was Saved >from a Pogrom in 1905" >from the Yizkor book of this Polish
town is an account of how the community fended off the kind of tragedy that
resulted in the slaughter of Jews in Kishinev after the Russian Revolution in that
year. Through a combination of the Bund and other Jewish political groups, and
aided by Christian students and workers, Chelm prepared its self-defense and was
able to plant "spies in the camp of the enemy" to give advance warning of any
attack. When word came that it was coming, the town was ready "to meet the bloody
enemy face-to-face." The defense group had ten revolvers, not to mention butchers
with their knives and carpenters with their hatchets. "No pogrom took place that
day in Chelm!," wrote Shmuel Winer. "A day of sadness became a day of joy."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2168349259853884?__tn__=3DK-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #general

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius foreign
passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded that we had
previously completed the internal passports project (over 150,000 records for all
of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for Vilnius). We generally lump all these
records together under the heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the
All-Lithuania database(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of
the passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were issued during the
interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and adjoining areas were under Polish
administration, the Lithuanian government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of
1918. Passports issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration.
Recipients of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900 records combined,
that relate to passports that were NOT issued in Vilnius after all. These records
are for Lithuanian foreign passports. They can be recognized in the ALD by their
archival signature. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the
Lithuanian Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383 were issued by
the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of these passports lived in
western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #general

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius foreign
passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded that we had
previously completed the internal passports project (over 150,000 records for all
of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for Vilnius). We generally lump all these
records together under the heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the
All-Lithuania database(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of
the passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were issued during the
interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and adjoining areas were under Polish
administration, the Lithuanian government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of
1918. Passports issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration.
Recipients of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900 records combined,
that relate to passports that were NOT issued in Vilnius after all. These records
are for Lithuanian foreign passports. They can be recognized in the ALD by their
archival signature. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the
Lithuanian Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383 were issued by
the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of these passports lived in
western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Viewmate Translation Request from Handwritten Hebrew: men of the 38th Jewish Battalion #unitedkingdom

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted a list of names in handwritten Hebrew for which I would like
a pointer to the name of Samuel (Shmeil) Adelson. This list contains the
names of about 54 men >from the 38th Jewish Battalion >from The Great War
who fought in Palestine. It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM72304

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Viewmate Translation Request from Handwritten Hebrew: men of the 38th Jewish Battalion #unitedkingdom

Jerry Zeisler <jzeisler@...>
 

Hi,
I've posted a list of names in handwritten Hebrew for which I would like
a pointer to the name of Samuel (Shmeil) Adelson. This list contains the
names of about 54 men >from the 38th Jewish Battalion >from The Great War
who fought in Palestine. It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM72304

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Zeisler
Portland, Oregon USA


Jurbakas records #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I have been looking unsuccessfully for Jurbakas records for my
grandfather's family. The birth dates range >from 1882 to 1900.
Given names are Gittel, Shmuel, Sholom, Meyer, Lena, Ana and Sara. The
only record I could find was a 1930 marriage record for Sara that took
place in Jurbakas. Parents' names are Mausha Berman and Chasia
Gordon.

I have had great success with other branches of my family using the
LitvakSig databases. I am trying to determine if I am searching
incorrectly for the Berman records (I have tried different name
variations and regions), or if these records are just not available in
the database. Also, if they are not in the database, do these records
exist at the archives.

I do have a copy of the Yurburg Yizkor book, which is an excellent
resource, but I did not find anything conclusive about my family.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

You can contact me privately at sheilab221@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jurbakas records #lithuania

Sheila Berman
 

I have been looking unsuccessfully for Jurbakas records for my
grandfather's family. The birth dates range >from 1882 to 1900.
Given names are Gittel, Shmuel, Sholom, Meyer, Lena, Ana and Sara. The
only record I could find was a 1930 marriage record for Sara that took
place in Jurbakas. Parents' names are Mausha Berman and Chasia
Gordon.

I have had great success with other branches of my family using the
LitvakSig databases. I am trying to determine if I am searching
incorrectly for the Berman records (I have tried different name
variations and regions), or if these records are just not available in
the database. Also, if they are not in the database, do these records
exist at the archives.

I do have a copy of the Yurburg Yizkor book, which is an excellent
resource, but I did not find anything conclusive about my family.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

You can contact me privately at sheilab221@gmail.com


Need photo from Iasi Jewish Cemetery #general

Jennifer Weitzner <jfweitzner@...>
 

How can I get a photo of this gravestone?

Dvora Beila Smilovici
Div III Sec V Aug 18 1909
Iasi Jewish Cemetery

Thank you,

Jennifer Weitzner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need photo from Iasi Jewish Cemetery #general

Jennifer Weitzner <jfweitzner@...>
 

How can I get a photo of this gravestone?

Dvora Beila Smilovici
Div III Sec V Aug 18 1909
Iasi Jewish Cemetery

Thank you,

Jennifer Weitzner


Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius
foreign passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded
that we had previously completed the internal passports project (over
150,000 records for all of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for
Vilnius). We generally lump all these records together under the
heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the All-Lithuania database
(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of the
passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were
issued during the interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and
adjoining areas were under Polish administration, the Lithuanian
government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of 1918. Passports
issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration. Recipients
of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900
records combined, that relate to passports that were NOT issued in
Vilnius after all. These records are for Lithuanian foreign passports.
They can be recognized in the ALD by their archival signature. Records
with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the Lithuanian
Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383
were issued by the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of
these passports lived in western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats
living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Issuing authority for Vilnius internal and foreign passports #lithuania

Russ Maurer
 

In a recent message, LitvakSIG announced the completion of the Vilnius
foreign passports (over 17,000 records) and at the same time reminded
that we had previously completed the internal passports project (over
150,000 records for all of Lithuania, including some 40,000 for
Vilnius). We generally lump all these records together under the
heading of Lithuanian passports, e.g., in the All-Lithuania database
(ALD). Unfortunately, doing so obscures the true origin of the
passports >from Vilnius.

Both the internal (identity) and foreign (travel) passports were
issued during the interwar years. In those years, Vilnius and
adjoining areas were under Polish administration, the Lithuanian
government having relocated to Kaunas at the end of 1918. Passports
issued in Vilnius were issued by the Polish administration. Recipients
of such passports were recognized as Polish citizens. There were no
Lithuanian passports issued in Vilnius in this time period.

The Vilnius foreign passport project includes two fonds, over 900
records combined, that relate to passports that were NOT issued in
Vilnius after all. These records are for Lithuanian foreign passports.
They can be recognized in the ALD by their archival signature. Records
with a signature beginning LCVA/377 were issued by the Lithuanian
Interior ministry. Recipients of these passports lived in all areas of
independent Lithuania. Records with a signature beginning LCVA/383
were issued by the Embassy of Lithuania in Riga. Most recipients of
these passports lived in western Lithuania or were Lithuanian expats
living in Latvia.

Any questions can be directed to me.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG

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