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Can anyone recommend a bookstore in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that sells Books on Genealogy in English? #general

Terry Ashton
 

Dear Jenners
I will be in Israel shortly and wondered if anyone could recommend a
bookstore in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that sells books to do with Jewish
communities pre WW2 and Jewish genealogy, in English?
Many thanks
Terry

Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne, Australia
SEARCHING:
PRASHKER: Kalisz - Poland
SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola - Poland
GOLDMAN: Budapest - Hungary, Blaszki - Poland
SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius - Lithuania

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please, with recommendations for Terry.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can anyone recommend a bookstore in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that sells Books on Genealogy in English? #general

Terry Ashton
 

Dear Jenners
I will be in Israel shortly and wondered if anyone could recommend a
bookstore in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that sells books to do with Jewish
communities pre WW2 and Jewish genealogy, in English?
Many thanks
Terry

Ms Terry Ashton
Melbourne, Australia
SEARCHING:
PRASHKER: Kalisz - Poland
SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola - Poland
GOLDMAN: Budapest - Hungary, Blaszki - Poland
SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius - Lithuania

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please, with recommendations for Terry.


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish/Lithuanian #general

Jean Warwick
 

Hi Genners,

I've posted a Family letter, which has four pages written in Yiddish for which I
need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses .
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75405
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75406
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75407
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75408
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much
Jean Warwick
England, UK


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

Jean Warwick
 

Hi Genners,

I've posted a Family letter, which has four pages written in Yiddish for which I
need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses .
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75405
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75406
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75407
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75408
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much
Jean Warwick
England, UK


Virginia assistance #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi friends,
I have spent the day researching one family. Found a lot of information
but..stuck in Virginia.
Richard E. Rittenberg was born September 18, 1925 in New York. He died
November 6, 2011 where unknown. FindAGrave gave date but nothing else. He
is not buried next to his wife.
Wife 1 Joyce (divorced) lived in California and died there April 15, 1986.
Wife 2 Helgard lived in Virginia and died there September 11, 2018 as a
widow. Hers was the only obituary I could find. I even called the funeral
home. She is resting at Sherwood Cemetery in Salem, Virginia. The obituary
was in the Roanoke Times. Richard is not at that cemetery.
Question 1 - Is Salem and McLean close to Roanoke?
Question 2 - Does Sherwood Cemetery have a Jewish section?
Question 3 - any other suggestions where I may look for an obituary (if
there was one) and/or cemetery?
Thank you. Happy and healthy New Year. Hope you have an easy fast.
Trudy Barch, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Virginia assistance #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi friends,
I have spent the day researching one family. Found a lot of information
but..stuck in Virginia.
Richard E. Rittenberg was born September 18, 1925 in New York. He died
November 6, 2011 where unknown. FindAGrave gave date but nothing else. He
is not buried next to his wife.
Wife 1 Joyce (divorced) lived in California and died there April 15, 1986.
Wife 2 Helgard lived in Virginia and died there September 11, 2018 as a
widow. Hers was the only obituary I could find. I even called the funeral
home. She is resting at Sherwood Cemetery in Salem, Virginia. The obituary
was in the Roanoke Times. Richard is not at that cemetery.
Question 1 - Is Salem and McLean close to Roanoke?
Question 2 - Does Sherwood Cemetery have a Jewish section?
Question 3 - any other suggestions where I may look for an obituary (if
there was one) and/or cemetery?
Thank you. Happy and healthy New Year. Hope you have an easy fast.
Trudy Barch, Florida


USCIS Updates its Genealogy Request Forms #United States

Jan Meisels Allen
 

U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seal, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its two Genealogy forms on September 17, 2019 :

 

Form G-1041  Genealogy Index Search Request: New Edition dated 9/17/2019

https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041

Click on the Form G-1041 and the second one for the instructions.

The filing fee of $65.00 did not change.

USCIS will also accept the December 23, 2016 form but that is no longer on their website.

 

Form G-1041A Genealogy Records Request: New Edition Dated 9/17/2019

https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041a

Click on the Form G-1041A and the second link beneath it for the instructions.

The filing fee of $65.00 did not change.

USCIS will also accept the December 23, 2016 form but that is no longer on their website.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


(France) France Rejects Bill to Legalize Consumer DNA Tests #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Do it yourself DNA testing has been banned in France since 1994 under the law of bioethics (loi de bioetiques). The only way you can take a DNA test legally is by getting medical approval or a court order allowing you to undergo one.  

Anyone who breaks the law faces a fine of up to €3,750. A poll taken in August 2018 revealed that 78 percent of respondents wanted France to lift the ban on DNA tests.  (https://www.thelocal.fr/20181220/french-ban-on-dna-testing-cant-stop-the-craze).

 

On October 4, 2019 the Assemblée  Nationale rejected amendments in favor of legalizing genealogical DNA tests as part of Section 10 of the bioethics law. They went further than rejecting the amendment by adopting a formal prohibition on advertising for “recreational” genetic testing. The government said the existing law already allowed for the ban on television commercials or online, but the members of the Assemblé Nationale rejected the proposal.  According to an article in La revue francaise de Généalogie, it was the TV spots broadcast by MyHeritage that were the “line of fire”.

 

To read the article see: https://tinyurl.com/y2drmwt8

Original url:

 https://www.rfgenealogie.com/s-informer/infos/nouveautes/l-assemblee-nationale-rejette-les-tests-adn-genealogiques-et-durcit-la-loi

It is in French. If you use Chrome as your browser it will ask if you want it translated, or you can use a translation service such as https://www.deepl.com/translator

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 


23andMe Blog Gives Information on BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene and Lack of Family History of Cancer #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

23andMe has a blog and its current issue for breast cancer awareness month has an article which states more than half of individuals with a cancer-related variant in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene lack a family history of cancer. That means they would not would qualify them for clinical genetic testing.  Many people don’t learn of their BRCA risk variant status until after they’ve been tested.   Their blog also comments on the US Preventive Services task Force highlighting Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry as a factor for consideration in testing decisions. That means the people need to know their ancestry.

 

I recognize 23andMe is trying to promote its BRCA1& BRCA2 Genetic Health Risks reports and testing with them, but I thought the information in the report would be of interest.

 

Their Do You Speak BRCA post may be found at: https://www.23andme.com/brca/

 

To read their blog post see:

https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/learn-something-new-for-breast-cancer-awareness-month/

 

I have no affiliation with 23andMe and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Kutno yizkor book #yizkorbooks

 

I am interested in the Kutno region.
In 2009-2010 there was a Kutno group translating the Yizkor book and
maintaining a website, but they seem to be inactive now.
Does anyone know whom I could contact?
Thanks,
Leon Zamosc


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Kutno yizkor book #yizkorbooks

 

I am interested in the Kutno region.
In 2009-2010 there was a Kutno group translating the Yizkor book and
maintaining a website, but they seem to be inactive now.
Does anyone know whom I could contact?
Thanks,
Leon Zamosc


(France) France Rejects Bill to Legalize Consumer DNA Tests #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Do it yourself DNA testing has been banned in France since 1994 under the
law of bioethics (loi de bioetiques). The only way you can take a DNA test
legally is by getting medical approval or a court order allowing you to
undergo one.
Anyone who breaks the law faces a fine of up to 3,750 Euros. A poll taken in
August 2018 revealed that 78 percent of respondents wanted France to lift
the ban on DNA tests.
(https://www.thelocal.fr/20181220/french-ban-on-dna-testing-cant-stop-the-cr
aze).

On October 4, 2019 the Assemblee Nationale rejected amendments in favor of
legalizing genealogical DNA tests as part of Section 10 of the bioethics
law. They went further than rejecting the amendment by adopting a formal
prohibition on advertising for "recreational" genetic testing. The
government said the existing law already allowed for the ban on television
commercials or online, but the members of the Assemblee Nationale rejected
the proposal. According to an article in "La revue francaise de
Genealogie", it was the TV spots broadcast by MyHeritage that were the "line
of fire".

To read the article see: https://tinyurl.com/y2drmwt8
Original url:

https://www.rfgenealogie.com/s-informer/infos/nouveautes/l-assemblee-nationa
le-rejette-les-tests-adn-genealogiques-et-durcit-la-loi
It is in French. If you use Chrome as your browser it will ask if you want
it translated, or you can use a translation service such as
https://www.deepl.com/translator

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


French SIG #France (France) France Rejects Bill to Legalize Consumer DNA Tests #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Do it yourself DNA testing has been banned in France since 1994 under the
law of bioethics (loi de bioetiques). The only way you can take a DNA test
legally is by getting medical approval or a court order allowing you to
undergo one.
Anyone who breaks the law faces a fine of up to 3,750 Euros. A poll taken in
August 2018 revealed that 78 percent of respondents wanted France to lift
the ban on DNA tests.
(https://www.thelocal.fr/20181220/french-ban-on-dna-testing-cant-stop-the-cr
aze).

On October 4, 2019 the Assemblee Nationale rejected amendments in favor of
legalizing genealogical DNA tests as part of Section 10 of the bioethics
law. They went further than rejecting the amendment by adopting a formal
prohibition on advertising for "recreational" genetic testing. The
government said the existing law already allowed for the ban on television
commercials or online, but the members of the Assemblee Nationale rejected
the proposal. According to an article in "La revue francaise de
Genealogie", it was the TV spots broadcast by MyHeritage that were the "line
of fire".

To read the article see: https://tinyurl.com/y2drmwt8
Original url:

https://www.rfgenealogie.com/s-informer/infos/nouveautes/l-assemblee-nationa
le-rejette-les-tests-adn-genealogiques-et-durcit-la-loi
It is in French. If you use Chrome as your browser it will ask if you want
it translated, or you can use a translation service such as
https://www.deepl.com/translator

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


burials in Luxembourg #france

Milton Koch
 

I am looking for an address, and other contact information for,
Judische Friedhof Luxembourg.
The family members of mine that may be buried there are not listed
in JOWBR.
I want to know how to communicate with the cemetery to see if I can
find their burial sites,etc., when I visit the country.

Thank you,
Milton Koch
NUSSBAUM-Luxembourg


French SIG #France burials in Luxembourg #france

Milton Koch
 

I am looking for an address, and other contact information for,
Judische Friedhof Luxembourg.
The family members of mine that may be buried there are not listed
in JOWBR.
I want to know how to communicate with the cemetery to see if I can
find their burial sites,etc., when I visit the country.

Thank you,
Milton Koch
NUSSBAUM-Luxembourg


New JewishGen Discussion Group - COMING THIS THURSDAY! #general

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that beta testing of our new JewishGen
Discussion Group platform has ended, and we are planning to go live
this Thursday, October 10, 2019.

As discussed in the past (most recently at the 2019 JewishGen Annual
Meeting), our current/old Discussion List platform is woefully
antiquated. Among its many challenges: it is not secure, it requires
messages to be sent in Plain Text, does not support accented
characters or languages other than English, cannot display links or
images, and is not mobile-friendly.

This new platform that JewishGen will begin using on Thursday is a
scalable, and sustainable solution and allows us to engage with
JewishGen members throughout the world! Here are some of the features
you will be able to enjoy and experience:

- A simple, secure, and intuitive interface that is mobile friendly.
- In addition to English, you can post messages in other languages
- Messages can have attachments, and display hyperlinks, photos, and images
- You can include formatted (bold, italic, underlined, accented) characters

All subscribers to this JewishGen Discussion Group will be
automatically migrated over to the new platform this Thursday. No
individual action needs to be taken! (To start, we are upgrading only
the main JewishGen Discussion Group. In the near future, we will focus
on upgrading the Discussion Groups of various JewishGen areas and
projects).

For additional details about this exciting upgrade, we have created a
Member Guide which can be accessed by clicking here:
http://bit.ly/JGMemberGuide.

This change comes as a result of our strategic plan to modernize our
systems and to make JewishGen more robust, sustainable, and easier to
use, and I would like to thank everyone who has played such an
integral role in getting us to this point.

Specifically, I would like to publicly express our appreciation and
gratitude to Dr. Richard (Dick) Plotz, who has managed JewishGen's
varied Discussion Lists for more than two decades, and to the entire
current team of moderators (who we don't properly thank enough) for
all of their time and devotion to managing our lists. They literally
have kept this going for many years, and I am sure that without their
help, our Discussion Lists would have stopped years ago. More about
Dick's indefatigable service to JewishGen will be distributed in the
coming weeks.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email support@....
Wishing all a meaningful Yom Kippur.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New JewishGen Discussion Group - COMING THIS THURSDAY! #general

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that beta testing of our new JewishGen
Discussion Group platform has ended, and we are planning to go live
this Thursday, October 10, 2019.

As discussed in the past (most recently at the 2019 JewishGen Annual
Meeting), our current/old Discussion List platform is woefully
antiquated. Among its many challenges: it is not secure, it requires
messages to be sent in Plain Text, does not support accented
characters or languages other than English, cannot display links or
images, and is not mobile-friendly.

This new platform that JewishGen will begin using on Thursday is a
scalable, and sustainable solution and allows us to engage with
JewishGen members throughout the world! Here are some of the features
you will be able to enjoy and experience:

- A simple, secure, and intuitive interface that is mobile friendly.
- In addition to English, you can post messages in other languages
- Messages can have attachments, and display hyperlinks, photos, and images
- You can include formatted (bold, italic, underlined, accented) characters

All subscribers to this JewishGen Discussion Group will be
automatically migrated over to the new platform this Thursday. No
individual action needs to be taken! (To start, we are upgrading only
the main JewishGen Discussion Group. In the near future, we will focus
on upgrading the Discussion Groups of various JewishGen areas and
projects).

For additional details about this exciting upgrade, we have created a
Member Guide which can be accessed by clicking here:
http://bit.ly/JGMemberGuide.

This change comes as a result of our strategic plan to modernize our
systems and to make JewishGen more robust, sustainable, and easier to
use, and I would like to thank everyone who has played such an
integral role in getting us to this point.

Specifically, I would like to publicly express our appreciation and
gratitude to Dr. Richard (Dick) Plotz, who has managed JewishGen's
varied Discussion Lists for more than two decades, and to the entire
current team of moderators (who we don't properly thank enough) for
all of their time and devotion to managing our lists. They literally
have kept this going for many years, and I am sure that without their
help, our Discussion Lists would have stopped years ago. More about
Dick's indefatigable service to JewishGen will be distributed in the
coming weeks.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email support@....
Wishing all a meaningful Yom Kippur.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Looking for families from Markt Berolzheim #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Is Daniel familiar with the Charles Berolzheimer papers at the Leo
Bach Institute in New York City?

They are digitized and available online through the Insitute,
and are full of genealogical information--some >from Markt Berolzheim,
some >from Fuerth (including many of my husband's ancestors) and other
towns in that area.

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@...

Lin Herz lin32905@... wrote:

Daniel BURMANN, the volunteer archivist of Markt Berolzheim is writing a
book about the Jewish families who lived there. He is looking for
descendants of these families: ENGEL, WOLF, STERN, SCHNEIDER, HIRSCH
and HERZ. If you are descended >from one of these families, or other
Jewish families >from Markt Berolzheim let me know and I'll give
you his contact information............<snip>


ViewMate translation request: death record of Ruben FREUND, 1887 Frankfurt #germany

Renee Steinig
 

I've posted on ViewMate the death record of Ruben FREUND, who was born
in Romrod c.1815 and died in Frankfurt in August 1887. He was the
widower of my great-grandfather's sister, Fanny geb. ISENBURGER. I
would appreciate a translation of the document -- in particular the
names of the informant and of Ruben's father. (If I'm reading
correctly, his mother's name was unknown.)

The record will be on ViewMate for the next seven days:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75362
Please respond there or write me privately.

Thank you very much, Renee

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills NY genmaven@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Looking for families from Markt Berolzheim #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Is Daniel familiar with the Charles Berolzheimer papers at the Leo
Bach Institute in New York City?

They are digitized and available online through the Insitute,
and are full of genealogical information--some >from Markt Berolzheim,
some >from Fuerth (including many of my husband's ancestors) and other
towns in that area.

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@...

Lin Herz lin32905@... wrote:

Daniel BURMANN, the volunteer archivist of Markt Berolzheim is writing a
book about the Jewish families who lived there. He is looking for
descendants of these families: ENGEL, WOLF, STERN, SCHNEIDER, HIRSCH
and HERZ. If you are descended >from one of these families, or other
Jewish families >from Markt Berolzheim let me know and I'll give
you his contact information............<snip>