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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #ukraine

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family's World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary #ukraine

Igor Holyboroda
 

Hello!
If the records >from the Rabbinic school exist they should be in
Zhitomir oblast archive - as the seminary was in Zhytomyr, and the
Volyn gubernia records are in Zhitomir oblast archive now.
As I remember when I have been working in Zhitomir oblast archive
there were some records on the Jewish educational institutions in
Zhitomir but not many.
Regards,
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.

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Subject: Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary
From: "David Goldman" <lugman@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:06:34 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Greetings. I have just joined the SIG.
>from among a bunch of old letters in Russian that I have been reading that
my great-great-grandfather, Naftali Binder, attended the
government-sponsored rabbinical school in Russia, in Zhitomir, which was
open between 1845 and 1885, and which served as a teacher's college for 10
years as well. It was closed down in 1885.

Does anyone know if it is possible to find any records >from that
non-traditional (government-sponsored and initiated by maskilim) school
where he must have been in the 1860s?? I was thinking that the records may
have disappeared since it was only in existence for 40 years and closed down
almost 130 years ago.

Thanks,
David Goldman


World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #ukraine

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family's World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Re: Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary #ukraine

Igor Holyboroda
 

Hello!
If the records >from the Rabbinic school exist they should be in
Zhitomir oblast archive - as the seminary was in Zhytomyr, and the
Volyn gubernia records are in Zhitomir oblast archive now.
As I remember when I have been working in Zhitomir oblast archive
there were some records on the Jewish educational institutions in
Zhitomir but not many.
Regards,
Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv, Ukraine.

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

Subject: Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary
From: "David Goldman" <lugman@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:06:34 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Greetings. I have just joined the SIG.
>from among a bunch of old letters in Russian that I have been reading that
my great-great-grandfather, Naftali Binder, attended the
government-sponsored rabbinical school in Russia, in Zhitomir, which was
open between 1845 and 1885, and which served as a teacher's college for 10
years as well. It was closed down in 1885.

Does anyone know if it is possible to find any records >from that
non-traditional (government-sponsored and initiated by maskilim) school
where he must have been in the 1860s?? I was thinking that the records may
have disappeared since it was only in existence for 40 years and closed down
almost 130 years ago.

Thanks,
David Goldman


Please - I need some help re Bloch family from Neuern (Nyrsko) #austria-czech

suegerber@...
 

Hi all - I have been working on a BLOCH family tree and am grateful for the help of some on the
geni.com website.

This resource did not exist when I first joined the austriaczech
listserv many years ago.

Jewish gen and the www.pamatnik-terezin.cz/ website have also been extremely helpful.

I would like to document as many Bloch relatives as possible,
especially those who suffered so much in the ghettos and camps.

Because of the brutality of the Nazis, I never knew any of my
grandparents, as well as many of my uncles
and aunts, so this is a familial labor of love for and to them.

Unfortunately, most of those in the family today know little about
those who are no longer with us.  
So -- I need a little help:

The Bloch family I am researching began in Neuern, Bohemia which is
now Nyrsko in the Plzen Region of the Czech Republic.Â

Those who left came mainly to Vienna.  I believe two came to NY and CT
(Robert and Marie).
Two immigrated to Montreal and Australia because of the war (Bruno
Weiss and Agathe - don't know her last name, but it was Hungarian). 
Maybe some stayed in Neuern?  Those probably were all killed, but
wouldn't it be wonderful to find a descendant of someone who survived?

My great grandparents were Julie (Julia) WEISZ BLOCH and Moses BLOCH.
I wonder what Moses did for a living? They had
about 10 kids, or more, so he must have made a decent living.

My grandparents were Anna BLOCH and Eduard BENEDIG. How they met I
don't know, but I believe they married in Neuern.
A nice lady on geni.com sent me their wedding record.

Eduard was Hungarian, >from Nyulfalu (I think that's the name of the
town) and I cannot find anyone else Jewish with that
name of his generation. He must have had a family -- but who were they
and what happened to them?  I think his father was Simon
Benedig,  That's what I think it says on the wedding record. (It is
difficult to read.)

So, anyone with a Bloch connection to Neuern -- can you help? I would
be very appreciative!

Best regards and thank you all for the years of
being connected to this online community

-- Susan Gerber Weisfeld


Thank you to all who responded #austria-czech

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello Genners!

Many, many thanks to those wonderful genners who provided me with so much
information and direction. I look forward to pursuing the leads.

With Appreciation,

Judith Goldsmith


AJGS Sydney Sunday March 23, 2014 Galicia Galore and More #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer
 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)

Seminar: Galicia Galore and More
Speaker: Pamela Weisberger

Sunday, March 23, 2014
North Shore Synagogue,
Lindfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Seminar Program: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Pamela Weisberger is a professional genealogist and outstanding
internationally-known lecturer on the former Galicia region and its
Galitzianer descendants. She will cover general topics about Central and
Eastern Europe as well as specific Galician research, including the use of
Cadastral Maps and navigating the Gesher Galicia Website.

Go to www.ajgs.org.au for a registration form and seminar flyer. Kosher
lunch is included in the cost. For more information contact
genealogy@...

She will also be speaking to groups in Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.

Peter Nash, Publicity Coordinator
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)
_


World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #austria-czech

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech AJGS Sydney Sunday March 23, 2014 Galicia Galore and More #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer
 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)

Seminar: Galicia Galore and More
Speaker: Pamela Weisberger

Sunday, March 23, 2014
North Shore Synagogue,
Lindfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Seminar Program: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Pamela Weisberger is a professional genealogist and outstanding
internationally-known lecturer on the former Galicia region and its
Galitzianer descendants. She will cover general topics about Central and
Eastern Europe as well as specific Galician research, including the use of
Cadastral Maps and navigating the Gesher Galicia Website.

Go to www.ajgs.org.au for a registration form and seminar flyer. Kosher
lunch is included in the cost. For more information contact
genealogy@...

She will also be speaking to groups in Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.

Peter Nash, Publicity Coordinator
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)
_


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #austria-czech

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Please - I need some help re Bloch family from Neuern (Nyrsko) #austria-czech

suegerber@...
 

Hi all - I have been working on a BLOCH family tree and am grateful for the help of some on the
geni.com website.

This resource did not exist when I first joined the austriaczech
listserv many years ago.

Jewish gen and the www.pamatnik-terezin.cz/ website have also been extremely helpful.

I would like to document as many Bloch relatives as possible,
especially those who suffered so much in the ghettos and camps.

Because of the brutality of the Nazis, I never knew any of my
grandparents, as well as many of my uncles
and aunts, so this is a familial labor of love for and to them.

Unfortunately, most of those in the family today know little about
those who are no longer with us.  
So -- I need a little help:

The Bloch family I am researching began in Neuern, Bohemia which is
now Nyrsko in the Plzen Region of the Czech Republic.Â

Those who left came mainly to Vienna.  I believe two came to NY and CT
(Robert and Marie).
Two immigrated to Montreal and Australia because of the war (Bruno
Weiss and Agathe - don't know her last name, but it was Hungarian). 
Maybe some stayed in Neuern?  Those probably were all killed, but
wouldn't it be wonderful to find a descendant of someone who survived?

My great grandparents were Julie (Julia) WEISZ BLOCH and Moses BLOCH.
I wonder what Moses did for a living? They had
about 10 kids, or more, so he must have made a decent living.

My grandparents were Anna BLOCH and Eduard BENEDIG. How they met I
don't know, but I believe they married in Neuern.
A nice lady on geni.com sent me their wedding record.

Eduard was Hungarian, >from Nyulfalu (I think that's the name of the
town) and I cannot find anyone else Jewish with that
name of his generation. He must have had a family -- but who were they
and what happened to them?  I think his father was Simon
Benedig,  That's what I think it says on the wedding record. (It is
difficult to read.)

So, anyone with a Bloch connection to Neuern -- can you help? I would
be very appreciative!

Best regards and thank you all for the years of
being connected to this online community

-- Susan Gerber Weisfeld


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Thank you to all who responded #austria-czech

Judith Goldsmith
 

Hello Genners!

Many, many thanks to those wonderful genners who provided me with so much
information and direction. I look forward to pursuing the leads.

With Appreciation,

Judith Goldsmith


Re: Looking for the grave of Jan Herbert Popper -California 2. Holocaust #austria-czech

Nheftler@...
 

You can try contacting shloime Geiger at 718-435-3213, he might have more
info. I don't have his email address.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Looking for the grave of Jan Herbert Popper -California 2. Holocaust #austria-czech

Nheftler@...
 

You can try contacting shloime Geiger at 718-435-3213, he might have more
info. I don't have his email address.


Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Not technically about genealogy, but perhaps of interest to our group . . .

Today I was awarded Austrian citizenship. Last year Austria passed a
new citizenship law (Section 64a Abs. 18 StbG) that allows children born
between September 1, 1964 and August 31, 1983 to an Austrian mother to
apply for citizenship. The deadline for application is April 30, 2014.
Several years ago, my mother, who was born in New York in 1940 to
parents who had fled >from Austria, convinced the authorities that they
should award her Austrian citizenship retroactively. I am not sure this
was a normal application of the law, or if they made some exception for
her. In any case, this meant that technically my mother was an Austrian
citizen when I was born. Unfortunately for me at that time, Austrian
law did not allow a child to inherit citizenship >from your mother.

As an aside, my father=92s parents, also Viennese, had Czechoslovakian
citizenship when they fled >from Germany in 1933. Although my
grandfather Arnold SCHOENBERG was born in Vienna in 1874, he was not
able to obtain Austrian citizenship after World War I because of
discriminatory anti-Semitic laws that prohibited "Eastern Jews"
(>from Hungary, Slovakia, Galicia, etc) >from obtaining Austrian
citizenship. Arnold had inherited >from his father the status
"zustaendig nach Pressburg" (meaning he had official residence
rights only in Pressburg/Bratislava), so he automatically became a
citizen of Czechoslovakia after WWI. More recent restitution laws have
corrected this injustice, but not posthumously, so my father is not
entitled to Austrian citizenship. So I had to rely on my mother's
status.

In any case, I applied under the new law, which was a bit cumbersome
(FBI fingerprint reports, apostilled birth and marriage certificates, a
biometric passport photo), and just today received my certificate
awarding me retroactive Austrian citizenship. The good news is that I
can now pass citizenship on to my children. The ones under 14 require
only an application, while the older one first needs to pass a basic
German test and a quiz on Austrian history. But once they are citizens,
they can study and live anywhere in Europe. I figure that this might
come in handy for them someday.

If anyone else is in the same boat, I urge you to contact your nearest
Austrian consulate and get your application in before the April 30
deadline.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian citizenship #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Not technically about genealogy, but perhaps of interest to our group . . .

Today I was awarded Austrian citizenship. Last year Austria passed a
new citizenship law (Section 64a Abs. 18 StbG) that allows children born
between September 1, 1964 and August 31, 1983 to an Austrian mother to
apply for citizenship. The deadline for application is April 30, 2014.
Several years ago, my mother, who was born in New York in 1940 to
parents who had fled >from Austria, convinced the authorities that they
should award her Austrian citizenship retroactively. I am not sure this
was a normal application of the law, or if they made some exception for
her. In any case, this meant that technically my mother was an Austrian
citizen when I was born. Unfortunately for me at that time, Austrian
law did not allow a child to inherit citizenship >from your mother.

As an aside, my father=92s parents, also Viennese, had Czechoslovakian
citizenship when they fled >from Germany in 1933. Although my
grandfather Arnold SCHOENBERG was born in Vienna in 1874, he was not
able to obtain Austrian citizenship after World War I because of
discriminatory anti-Semitic laws that prohibited "Eastern Jews"
(>from Hungary, Slovakia, Galicia, etc) >from obtaining Austrian
citizenship. Arnold had inherited >from his father the status
"zustaendig nach Pressburg" (meaning he had official residence
rights only in Pressburg/Bratislava), so he automatically became a
citizen of Czechoslovakia after WWI. More recent restitution laws have
corrected this injustice, but not posthumously, so my father is not
entitled to Austrian citizenship. So I had to rely on my mother's
status.

In any case, I applied under the new law, which was a bit cumbersome
(FBI fingerprint reports, apostilled birth and marriage certificates, a
biometric passport photo), and just today received my certificate
awarding me retroactive Austrian citizenship. The good news is that I
can now pass citizenship on to my children. The ones under 14 require
only an application, while the older one first needs to pass a basic
German test and a quiz on Austrian history. But once they are citizens,
they can study and live anywhere in Europe. I figure that this might
come in handy for them someday.

If anyone else is in the same boat, I urge you to contact your nearest
Austrian consulate and get your application in before the April 30
deadline.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #subcarpathia

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #subcarpathia

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Access to Blackley Cemetery, Manchester #unitedkingdom

lorna.kay@...
 

The following messages has been received >from Frank Baigel, Chairman of the
Manchester Jewish Representative Council:

"Access to Blackley cemetery is only available Monday to Friday 9 am to 4
pm.

The cemetery is not open on Sundays for the next few weeks while renovation
work takes place.

If anyone has unveilings planned at Blackley cemetery over the coming weeks
please could you re-confirm these with Stenecourt shul office on 0161 792
8399.

Apologies for any inconvenience."

Lorna Kay
Chairman - Manchester Regional Group
JGSGB Manchester


Access to Blackley Cemetery, Manchester #unitedkingdom

lorna.kay@...
 

The following messages has been received >from Frank Baigel, Chairman of the
Manchester Jewish Representative Council:

"Access to Blackley cemetery is only available Monday to Friday 9 am to 4
pm.

The cemetery is not open on Sundays for the next few weeks while renovation
work takes place.

If anyone has unveilings planned at Blackley cemetery over the coming weeks
please could you re-confirm these with Stenecourt shul office on 0161 792
8399.

Apologies for any inconvenience."

Lorna Kay
Chairman - Manchester Regional Group
JGSGB Manchester

132461 - 132480 of 673462