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Searching SEGAL, GORBATY, LEVIN #poland

Ilene Guliner
 

I am searching for any siblings of Gedalia SEGAL he married Reichl GEZES.
Also any siblings of Perel LEVIN. Her mother left her to marry another man
and go to America. I was told her father was a baker. She had 2 half
siblings Dov and Hershl.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you Ilene
Guliner


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Searching SEGAL, GORBATY, LEVIN #poland

Ilene Guliner
 

I am searching for any siblings of Gedalia SEGAL he married Reichl GEZES.
Also any siblings of Perel LEVIN. Her mother left her to marry another man
and go to America. I was told her father was a baker. She had 2 half
siblings Dov and Hershl.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you Ilene
Guliner


A story to inspire researchers #poland

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

My talk, A Tragic Romance and Its Consequences, presented at last
year's IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, has now been published in
Avotaynu Online

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/from-one-photograph-
to-journeys-of-research-and-discovery/

The story starts in Orla, near Bialystok, Poland and my multi faceted
research took me to many countries.

I trust that it will inspire those interested in family research.

It begins:

All I ever knew was that I am named after my great-uncle Moshe. Moshe
died in a motor accident, six weeks before his planned wedding. The date
of his death is unknown, but it was sometime between the late 1920s and
early 30s. That was the sum total of my knowledge of Moshe until a
photograph given to me in 2011 changed everything.

Regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
@elirab


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland A story to inspire researchers #poland

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

My talk, A Tragic Romance and Its Consequences, presented at last
year's IAJGS conference in Jerusalem, has now been published in
Avotaynu Online

http://www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/from-one-photograph-
to-journeys-of-research-and-discovery/

The story starts in Orla, near Bialystok, Poland and my multi faceted
research took me to many countries.

I trust that it will inspire those interested in family research.

It begins:

All I ever knew was that I am named after my great-uncle Moshe. Moshe
died in a motor accident, six weeks before his planned wedding. The date
of his death is unknown, but it was sometime between the late 1920s and
early 30s. That was the sum total of my knowledge of Moshe until a
photograph given to me in 2011 changed everything.

Regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
@elirab


Availability of Jewish Life In The South African Country Communities books #lithuania

Roy Ogus
 

The following announcement was made by the South African Friends of Beth
Hatefutsoth organization:

Do you know where your family came from?

Give family members and friends a special gift for the forthcoming Chagim!

The 5 published volumes of the series "JEWISH LIFE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN
COUNTRY COMMUNITIES" will be on sale at the Rosh Hashanah Charity Market
at the Johannesburg Norwood Mall in the Centre Court.

These volumes record the unique history of the Jews who settled in the
country towns and villages across South Africa dating back to 1820.

The Market will be running >from 20 September - 2 October 2016 at the
following
times:

09:00 - 16:00 on weekdays
09:00 - 13:00 on Sundays

For further information, and to submit materials for future volumes, please
contact us at:

Email: museum@...
Phone: (011) 645 2598 (Johannesburg)
Website:http://www.jewishcountrycommunities.co.za

Thanks.

Roy Ogus
r_ogus at hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Anyone living outside South Africa who may be
interested in purchasing the books can inquire at museum@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Availability of Jewish Life In The South African Country Communities books #lithuania

Roy Ogus
 

The following announcement was made by the South African Friends of Beth
Hatefutsoth organization:

Do you know where your family came from?

Give family members and friends a special gift for the forthcoming Chagim!

The 5 published volumes of the series "JEWISH LIFE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN
COUNTRY COMMUNITIES" will be on sale at the Rosh Hashanah Charity Market
at the Johannesburg Norwood Mall in the Centre Court.

These volumes record the unique history of the Jews who settled in the
country towns and villages across South Africa dating back to 1820.

The Market will be running >from 20 September - 2 October 2016 at the
following
times:

09:00 - 16:00 on weekdays
09:00 - 13:00 on Sundays

For further information, and to submit materials for future volumes, please
contact us at:

Email: museum@...
Phone: (011) 645 2598 (Johannesburg)
Website:http://www.jewishcountrycommunities.co.za

Thanks.

Roy Ogus
r_ogus at hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Anyone living outside South Africa who may be
interested in purchasing the books can inquire at museum@...


photographs needed #poland

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello!
Could anyone visiting Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York please take a
photo of my great uncle and his wife's tombstone and send it to me by email?
His name is Abraham Geiger, section H, Block 5 in Joshua. His wife was
buried next to him. He died in 1946. My aunt and uncle are also buried there
and I would like a photo of their graves. They are Marion and Harry Goshin,
Section G, Block 5, Rotmishtrovker, Joshua between Jackson and Harrison. I
will gladly reimburse any costs.

Please reply to Judith Goldsmith, email:judyg32@....
Thank you for your consideration.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Check with Judith before going to the cemetery so
efforts will not be duplicated.


JRI Poland #Poland photographs needed #poland

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello!
Could anyone visiting Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York please take a
photo of my great uncle and his wife's tombstone and send it to me by email?
His name is Abraham Geiger, section H, Block 5 in Joshua. His wife was
buried next to him. He died in 1946. My aunt and uncle are also buried there
and I would like a photo of their graves. They are Marion and Harry Goshin,
Section G, Block 5, Rotmishtrovker, Joshua between Jackson and Harrison. I
will gladly reimburse any costs.

Please reply to Judith Goldsmith, email:judyg32@....
Thank you for your consideration.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Check with Judith before going to the cemetery so
efforts will not be duplicated.


Translation request: Old Polish (1808) - Opole Lubelskie, house deed(?) #poland

Philip Rosinsky
 

Hi group,
I would like help translating the following document >from 1808 which I
believe pertains to my ancestor Sender.
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=50288
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=50289

Thank you for your assistance!
Philip Rosinsky

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Translation request: Old Polish (1808) - Opole Lubelskie, house deed(?) #poland

Philip Rosinsky
 

Hi group,
I would like help translating the following document >from 1808 which I
believe pertains to my ancestor Sender.
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=50288
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=50289

Thank you for your assistance!
Philip Rosinsky

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


Re: Lukow birth record from 1873 #poland

Mark Halpern
 

When JRI-Poland determines that digitized Jewish records for a town are
online, a link to the folder on the Polish Archive website is added to
the search results table for that town. The results table for Lukow
does not have such a link.

Researchers could search the Polish State Archive digital image website
http://www.szukajwarchiwach.pl/ themselves by Archive. >from the
JRI-Poland "your town" index determine the Regional Archive holding the
records and the Fond number.

Navigate to the Regional Archive "Resource" page and find fond number.
The identifying numbers in the left hand column show Archive number then
Fond number.

There is also a Guide to using this Polish State Archive website at
http://jri-poland.org/help/NDA_Guide.pdf.

If there are no images available online, researchers have two choices :
1) wait until the Jewish records are digitized and online or 2) order a
scan directly >from the Regional Archive.

All Regional Archives are digitizing and placing online all their
holdings of vital records. Each Regional Archive moves at its own pace.
JRI-Poland does not know when Jewish record images will be online.

For those who would rather not wait until images are online, the webpage
http://jri-poland.org/psa/neworder.htm is out of date and is now being
revised, but the basic procedure for ordering records >from the Archive
has not changed.

For Lukow Jewish records, you should contact the Siedlce Archive at
archiw@... to order a scan of that record using the
information >from the JRI-Poland index entry.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

On 2016-09-18 22:15, Mark London mrl@... wrote:

Hi - I just found a Lukow birth record >from 1873 for a Chawa Bejtz,
that I'm interested in obtaining a copy of. Does anyone know if the
Lukokw records have been scanned and are online, on the Polish
Archives website, like they are for other towns? If not, should I
follow the instructions on this website, in to order the record?

http://jri-poland.org/psa/neworder.htm

Has anyone had experience with ordering Lukow records?

Thanks for any information.

Mark London
Natick, Massachusetts


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Lukow birth record from 1873 #poland

Mark Halpern
 

When JRI-Poland determines that digitized Jewish records for a town are
online, a link to the folder on the Polish Archive website is added to
the search results table for that town. The results table for Lukow
does not have such a link.

Researchers could search the Polish State Archive digital image website
http://www.szukajwarchiwach.pl/ themselves by Archive. >from the
JRI-Poland "your town" index determine the Regional Archive holding the
records and the Fond number.

Navigate to the Regional Archive "Resource" page and find fond number.
The identifying numbers in the left hand column show Archive number then
Fond number.

There is also a Guide to using this Polish State Archive website at
http://jri-poland.org/help/NDA_Guide.pdf.

If there are no images available online, researchers have two choices :
1) wait until the Jewish records are digitized and online or 2) order a
scan directly >from the Regional Archive.

All Regional Archives are digitizing and placing online all their
holdings of vital records. Each Regional Archive moves at its own pace.
JRI-Poland does not know when Jewish record images will be online.

For those who would rather not wait until images are online, the webpage
http://jri-poland.org/psa/neworder.htm is out of date and is now being
revised, but the basic procedure for ordering records >from the Archive
has not changed.

For Lukow Jewish records, you should contact the Siedlce Archive at
archiw@... to order a scan of that record using the
information >from the JRI-Poland index entry.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland

On 2016-09-18 22:15, Mark London mrl@... wrote:

Hi - I just found a Lukow birth record >from 1873 for a Chawa Bejtz,
that I'm interested in obtaining a copy of. Does anyone know if the
Lukokw records have been scanned and are online, on the Polish
Archives website, like they are for other towns? If not, should I
follow the instructions on this website, in to order the record?

http://jri-poland.org/psa/neworder.htm

Has anyone had experience with ordering Lukow records?

Thanks for any information.

Mark London
Natick, Massachusetts


DNA testing in France #france

Georges Graner
 

As far as I know, DNA testing is forbidden in France unless a child
wants to prove that a man is his or her father. Even in this case, the
test has to be authorized by a judge.
Therefore, all french people who wish to make a DNA test for other
purposes are compelled to use foreign companies in Switzerland, in the
US or elsewhere.

Sorry for you !
Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org

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Subject: DNA testing in France
From: rwberman@...
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:12:57 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

All the DNA testing for my family (all Jewish) in the US was done through FTDNA.
I would like to test two people who married into my family and live in Paris. They are not Jewish, but think they have Jewish ancestors.
Which company would you suggest and are there any problems sending kits to Paris? Or perhaps there are other DNA companies or affiliates?

All the best,
Roberta Berman
Southern California
rwberman@...

Searching: CHAMEIDES >from Galicia, OPINHEIM >from Brest-Litovsk


French SIG #France DNA testing in France #france

Georges Graner
 

As far as I know, DNA testing is forbidden in France unless a child
wants to prove that a man is his or her father. Even in this case, the
test has to be authorized by a judge.
Therefore, all french people who wish to make a DNA test for other
purposes are compelled to use foreign companies in Switzerland, in the
US or elsewhere.

Sorry for you !
Georges Graner
www.genealoj.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: DNA testing in France
From: rwberman@...
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:12:57 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

All the DNA testing for my family (all Jewish) in the US was done through FTDNA.
I would like to test two people who married into my family and live in Paris. They are not Jewish, but think they have Jewish ancestors.
Which company would you suggest and are there any problems sending kits to Paris? Or perhaps there are other DNA companies or affiliates?

All the best,
Roberta Berman
Southern California
rwberman@...

Searching: CHAMEIDES >from Galicia, OPINHEIM >from Brest-Litovsk


(US) American Archives Month--Free Archives Fair 5 October #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Archives month will be celebrated during October 2016. This is an
opportunity to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists.
Different archives are celebrating in different ways. See
http://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/american-archives-month-the-power-of-collaboration
for more information.

The SAA was founded in 1936, is North America's oldest and largest national
professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives
and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists
employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical
organizations nationally.

The (US) National Archives in collaboration with many institutions across
the region presents a free archives fair in celebration of American Archives
month on 5 October at the National Museum of American History >from 10 am to
4 pm ET. Archivists >from 25 different Panel discussions will focus on the
following topics:
. Archiving Social Transitions
. Approaches to Format Transitions
. Rethinking "Access for All": Serving and Researching Indigenous Archival
Collections in Federal Repositories

To read more see:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/archives-fair/2016/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) American Archives Month--Free Archives Fair 5 October #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Archives month will be celebrated during October 2016. This is an
opportunity to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists.
Different archives are celebrating in different ways. See
http://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/american-archives-month-the-power-of-collaboration
for more information.

The SAA was founded in 1936, is North America's oldest and largest national
professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives
and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists
employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical
organizations nationally.

The (US) National Archives in collaboration with many institutions across
the region presents a free archives fair in celebration of American Archives
month on 5 October at the National Museum of American History >from 10 am to
4 pm ET. Archivists >from 25 different Panel discussions will focus on the
following topics:
. Archiving Social Transitions
. Approaches to Format Transitions
. Rethinking "Access for All": Serving and Researching Indigenous Archival
Collections in Federal Repositories

To read more see:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/archives-fair/2016/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Offering Lookups (Again) at NYC Municipal Archives/NY Public Library #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Sorry this is sort of last minute because I had a change in plans but
it appears I will be going to the NYC Municipal Archives and NY Public
Library this Thursday (September 22nd) if anyone needs assistance.

Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of
set routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs
for people who can not get to the Archives or Library themselves.

Generally what I do is transcribe certificates where you have already
found the numbers >from the online indexes or sometimes check for missing
records with the tools at the Archives. Yes I can retrieve the City
Clerk marriage licenses -- ie. the ones where the indexes went on line
earlier this year. As a reminder I can only access births through 1909,
marriages through 1937, City Clerk licenses through 1929 (after that
requires going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through 1948. Also I
can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

At the Library I can access the newspapers, city directories, NY Census
and various databases plus sometimes retrieve books and make copies.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates
(if you want them) which is $11 each plus a little for me to help offset
my travel costs (budgets are tight right now as I just incurred a big
move expense so I can give time but you need to cover costs for me.)
Same for copy costs at the NY Public Library.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the
copy order to make sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to
clean up errors in transcription of numbers, research >from your info to
find the correct certificate number. etc. I pay for the certificates
and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either scan and email or mail
certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Moshie married Sally but that's all I know) or are trying to
breakdown a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires
an investment of time beyond a quick retrieval and I cannot include in
this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC
area look ups.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering Lookups (Again) at NYC Municipal Archives/NY Public Library #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Sorry this is sort of last minute because I had a change in plans but
it appears I will be going to the NYC Municipal Archives and NY Public
Library this Thursday (September 22nd) if anyone needs assistance.

Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of
set routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs
for people who can not get to the Archives or Library themselves.

Generally what I do is transcribe certificates where you have already
found the numbers >from the online indexes or sometimes check for missing
records with the tools at the Archives. Yes I can retrieve the City
Clerk marriage licenses -- ie. the ones where the indexes went on line
earlier this year. As a reminder I can only access births through 1909,
marriages through 1937, City Clerk licenses through 1929 (after that
requires going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through 1948. Also I
can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

At the Library I can access the newspapers, city directories, NY Census
and various databases plus sometimes retrieve books and make copies.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates
(if you want them) which is $11 each plus a little for me to help offset
my travel costs (budgets are tight right now as I just incurred a big
move expense so I can give time but you need to cover costs for me.)
Same for copy costs at the NY Public Library.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the
copy order to make sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to
clean up errors in transcription of numbers, research >from your info to
find the correct certificate number. etc. I pay for the certificates
and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either scan and email or mail
certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Moshie married Sally but that's all I know) or are trying to
breakdown a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires
an investment of time beyond a quick retrieval and I cannot include in
this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC
area look ups.

Allan Jordan


Vital Records in Dorchester MA - anyone going? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

By chance is anyone planning to go to get vita records in Dorchester
any time soon?

I am looking for one death certificate in particular and possibly two
or three more. I have names and dates >from their stones but I am not
sure I have the right information >from the index plus the one I need
the most I do not know the family names. I do not know if they would
accept a mail order (besides the cost and delay) since I only know the
name and date of death and for place would write Boston.

If anyone could read a few certificates and take notes for me while
they were there it would be very helpful. I understand there is a $9 an
hour research fee which I would happily reimburse you for and would be
happy to trade some research time in New York either on vital records or
at the NY Public Library.

If you can help please contact me off list.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vital Records in Dorchester MA - anyone going? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

By chance is anyone planning to go to get vita records in Dorchester
any time soon?

I am looking for one death certificate in particular and possibly two
or three more. I have names and dates >from their stones but I am not
sure I have the right information >from the index plus the one I need
the most I do not know the family names. I do not know if they would
accept a mail order (besides the cost and delay) since I only know the
name and date of death and for place would write Boston.

If anyone could read a few certificates and take notes for me while
they were there it would be very helpful. I understand there is a $9 an
hour research fee which I would happily reimburse you for and would be
happy to trade some research time in New York either on vital records or
at the NY Public Library.

If you can help please contact me off list.

Thank you.

Allan Jordan