Date   

Translation Request - Polish Birth certficate in Russian #ukraine

fisherberger@...
 

I would very much appreciate if someone could translate the relevant
information >from this birth certificate for me. Thank you!

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19544

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.


Jennifer Fisher


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Translation Request - Polish Birth certficate in Russian #ukraine

fisherberger@...
 

I would very much appreciate if someone could translate the relevant
information >from this birth certificate for me. Thank you!

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19544

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.


Jennifer Fisher


Re: KAHANAs of Hungary and Galicia #rabbinic

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

My thanks to those who have responded with suggestions. My
great-grandmother, Devorah KAHANA,( see the information copied below)
mentioned an uncle in nearby Kalush/Kalusz ( Galicia, as distinguished from
a similar sounding Kalush located in in Poland) who was a Dayan and revered
by the local peasants. Does anyone have access to a list of Rabbinic figures
from Kalush/Kalusz >from the period of the end of the 1800's to the early
1900's, with particular interest in the surname of "Kahana". This would help
me in pin-pointing her connection with the rest of the Kahana family.
Todah Rabbah,
Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
Encino, CA
email: norofra@sbcglobal.net

Karmi Sheli-My Vineyard
The Courage of the Spirit:The story of Europe's Jewry in the 20 th Century
from family accounts and documents
http://karmisheli.blogspot.com

Reasearching Family Records of WEINBERG( Dolyna/Ukraine,
Vienna/Austria,Frankfurt AM, Germany),ZARWANITZER ( Dolyna/Ukraine),IGER(
Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine)GOTTDENKER ( Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).

+++

From: "Norbert Weinberg" <norofra@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:39:41 -0700

I am in the midst of writing an account of my family's experience before
during and after the Shoah. My father, Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg, served as
the first State Rabbi of Hesse, Germany, after WWII, and my mother, Irene
Weinberg,( herself a descendant of R.
Akiba Eger) survived as an Aryan in Lwow and Warsaw. Their account is posted
on the blog referenced below.
I am trying to determine the exact connection between my maternal
grandmother and three noted dayyanim in the cities of Sighet, Teczo and
Huszt.
This is the information I have.
My father's grandmother, Devorah Kahana,(born c 1840) was daughter of a
Benjamin KAHANA( born c 1810) and his wife, of whom we only have the last
name, Kurtz.
My uncle left me notes about his grandmother and her claims to " yichus"
from the leading Jewish family of Hungary, as I can tell, descendants of R.
Yom Tov Lipman Heller through his daughter, Reziel, married to Rabbi Yaakov
Yosef Heller-Kahana. She referred to relatives who were dayyanim of the
cities of Sighet, Teczo, and Huszt. She had an uncle who was Rabbi of Kalusz
, a town to the east of Dolyna( Dolina, Galicia); she claimed he was revered
by the local Christian peasants for his wisdom and his blessings , as "maly
bozek"-a little god. After the Holocaust, my uncle met a Dayan Friedman from
Teczo who assured him the she was indeed correct. She was referring to three
brothers, Rabbis Hayyim Aryeh, Joseph Mordecai, and Jacob Gedaliah Kahana,
contemporaries of my great-grandmother, and >from that very same region; they
may have been her cousins,once or twice removed. My father kept a copy of
one book, a fragment >from the work by R.Joseph Mordecai, " Divrei
Tzadikim"(Sayings of the Righteous)and I can only guess that his father had
kept it as a reminder of the family conection.( She also made mention of
another book," Revid Hazahav"( Golden Chain), attributed in other sources
to one R. Israel Dov Ber Gelernter, a work on transmigration of the soul,
which I found quoted in hand-written notes of my grandfather.) If anyone has
any leads for me, I would appreciate it greatly.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: KAHANAs of Hungary and Galicia #rabbinic

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

My thanks to those who have responded with suggestions. My
great-grandmother, Devorah KAHANA,( see the information copied below)
mentioned an uncle in nearby Kalush/Kalusz ( Galicia, as distinguished from
a similar sounding Kalush located in in Poland) who was a Dayan and revered
by the local peasants. Does anyone have access to a list of Rabbinic figures
from Kalush/Kalusz >from the period of the end of the 1800's to the early
1900's, with particular interest in the surname of "Kahana". This would help
me in pin-pointing her connection with the rest of the Kahana family.
Todah Rabbah,
Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
Encino, CA
email: norofra@sbcglobal.net

Karmi Sheli-My Vineyard
The Courage of the Spirit:The story of Europe's Jewry in the 20 th Century
from family accounts and documents
http://karmisheli.blogspot.com

Reasearching Family Records of WEINBERG( Dolyna/Ukraine,
Vienna/Austria,Frankfurt AM, Germany),ZARWANITZER ( Dolyna/Ukraine),IGER(
Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine)GOTTDENKER ( Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).

+++

From: "Norbert Weinberg" <norofra@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:39:41 -0700

I am in the midst of writing an account of my family's experience before
during and after the Shoah. My father, Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg, served as
the first State Rabbi of Hesse, Germany, after WWII, and my mother, Irene
Weinberg,( herself a descendant of R.
Akiba Eger) survived as an Aryan in Lwow and Warsaw. Their account is posted
on the blog referenced below.
I am trying to determine the exact connection between my maternal
grandmother and three noted dayyanim in the cities of Sighet, Teczo and
Huszt.
This is the information I have.
My father's grandmother, Devorah Kahana,(born c 1840) was daughter of a
Benjamin KAHANA( born c 1810) and his wife, of whom we only have the last
name, Kurtz.
My uncle left me notes about his grandmother and her claims to " yichus"
from the leading Jewish family of Hungary, as I can tell, descendants of R.
Yom Tov Lipman Heller through his daughter, Reziel, married to Rabbi Yaakov
Yosef Heller-Kahana. She referred to relatives who were dayyanim of the
cities of Sighet, Teczo, and Huszt. She had an uncle who was Rabbi of Kalusz
, a town to the east of Dolyna( Dolina, Galicia); she claimed he was revered
by the local Christian peasants for his wisdom and his blessings , as "maly
bozek"-a little god. After the Holocaust, my uncle met a Dayan Friedman from
Teczo who assured him the she was indeed correct. She was referring to three
brothers, Rabbis Hayyim Aryeh, Joseph Mordecai, and Jacob Gedaliah Kahana,
contemporaries of my great-grandmother, and >from that very same region; they
may have been her cousins,once or twice removed. My father kept a copy of
one book, a fragment >from the work by R.Joseph Mordecai, " Divrei
Tzadikim"(Sayings of the Righteous)and I can only guess that his father had
kept it as a reminder of the family conection.( She also made mention of
another book," Revid Hazahav"( Golden Chain), attributed in other sources
to one R. Israel Dov Ber Gelernter, a work on transmigration of the soul,
which I found quoted in hand-written notes of my grandfather.) If anyone has
any leads for me, I would appreciate it greatly.


mtDNA Haplogroup I #dna

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear All,
Is anyone doing a project on the mtDNA Haplogroup (Letter) "I"? How can I
join?

Thank you.

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT


Re: Search of Meorei Galicia #galicia

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I've received the necessary scans. Many thanks again!

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


DNA Research #DNA mtDNA Haplogroup I #dna

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear All,
Is anyone doing a project on the mtDNA Haplogroup (Letter) "I"? How can I
join?

Thank you.

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Search of Meorei Galicia #rabbinic

Michael Waas
 

Hi,

I've received the necessary scans. Many thanks again!

Best,

Michael Waas
Sarasota, FL


historical newspapers #general

Robert Kraft <bobalicek@...>
 

Would anyone know how to access the website that would include "historical newpapers
in eretz israel/palestine" ?
Thanks and all the best.

Bob Kraft

researching: KRAFT, KRAVCHUK, VOLYANSKI in Belarus
SEGALSKI, ROM, WENER in Lithuania
TEMES, TAYNIS, HOCKMAN, LASHINOVSKI in Ukraine
KRAFT, ROME, THOMAS, FIRESTEIN, LESBERG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen historical newspapers #general

Robert Kraft <bobalicek@...>
 

Would anyone know how to access the website that would include "historical newpapers
in eretz israel/palestine" ?
Thanks and all the best.

Bob Kraft

researching: KRAFT, KRAVCHUK, VOLYANSKI in Belarus
SEGALSKI, ROM, WENER in Lithuania
TEMES, TAYNIS, HOCKMAN, LASHINOVSKI in Ukraine
KRAFT, ROME, THOMAS, FIRESTEIN, LESBERG


More on "Gnesha" #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear All,
Just to follow up and conclude this thread, here are some of the possible American
"morphs"that Genners suggested for the name "Gnesha": Anita, Agnes,Gloria,
Jeannette, Nicia, Nettie, Neshy.

Thank you, All,

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT

From: Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>
"My grandmother's name in Ukraine was Genessa, presumably the same as your Gnesha.
It sounds to me like a version of Jeannette. When she came to the US she was known
as Nettie. In Yiddish her name was rendered as Nessie.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More on "Gnesha" #general

Isabel Cymerman
 

Dear All,
Just to follow up and conclude this thread, here are some of the possible American
"morphs"that Genners suggested for the name "Gnesha": Anita, Agnes,Gloria,
Jeannette, Nicia, Nettie, Neshy.

Thank you, All,

Isabel Cymerman
Roxbury, CT

From: Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>
"My grandmother's name in Ukraine was Genessa, presumably the same as your Gnesha.
It sounds to me like a version of Jeannette. When she came to the US she was known
as Nettie. In Yiddish her name was rendered as Nessie.


Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@dc2011.org


Breakfast With the Experts in Washington, DC #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Need to break through brick walls? Be sure to attend a "Breakfast with the
Experts” event at the conference!

The Conference has arranged to hold seven “Breakfast with the Experts”
events. Each one will include a kosher buffet breakfast in the luxurious
Constitution Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington, the Conference hotel.

For those that haven’t attended them before, sharing a “Breakfast with the
Experts” is another way for researchers of all levels to benefit. After an
enjoyable, informal breakfast with an expert in a particular field, or
enjoying such a breakfast with other attendees interested in the same topic,
that expert will provide an “in-depth overview” of the issues involved in
researching that topic. Then the floor will be thrown open to questions from
attendees; those questions can be quite specific. The time available is
deliberately set up to allow for addressing as many questions as possible,
so that attendees benefit to the maximum by being there.

This year’s Conference has organized seven such “Breakfast with the Expert”
events, spread out over four days, to not crowd attendees’ schedules. They
consist of the following topics, spanning five tracks of subject matter,
with these Experts. (Please see the Conference website and schedule for more
detail, including a description of each topic.)

Monday “Researching Rascals and Hard to Find Folks” Ron Arons & Mike
Karsen
Tuesday “>from Bratislava to Budapest to Baia Mare: Tips on Travel and
Research in Greater Hungary” Robert Friedman & Vivian Kahn
Tuesday “The Role of Genetics in Genealogy Stephen Morse & Bennett
Greenspan
Wednesday "Yad Vashem: Portal to Connections and Discoveries” Cynthia
Wroclawski
Wednesday “Breakfast with the German Research Experts” Roger Lustig &
Jeanette Rosenberg
Thursday “Practicing Safe Computing” Hal Bookbinder
Thursday “Overcoming Hurdles in Polish Research” Stanley Diamond &
Judith Frazin

As you see >from the caliber of these experts, attending these breakfasts
(and certainly, you can sign up for more than one) are tailor-made
opportunities to fill In gaps in your research, bypass some brick walls you
already may have encountered, OR--- get a “ground level” idea of how best to
plunge into researching a particular ancestral area, type of record, or
issue. Please come armed to each Breakfast with questions for the Expert,
you’ll benefit more that way!

Sessions are limited to 35 attendees. You can easily sign up for them
online. However, please do so BEFORE JULY 31, after which registration is
closed for them. Go over to www.DC2011.org, and register for them, or other
parts of this feature-filled Conference! See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


JOWBR Announcement #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a
mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and
museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration
work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@jewishgen.org


Early American SIG #USA Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@dc2011.org


Early American SIG #USA Breakfast With the Experts in Washington, DC #usa

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Need to break through brick walls? Be sure to attend a "Breakfast with the
Experts” event at the conference!

The Conference has arranged to hold seven “Breakfast with the Experts”
events. Each one will include a kosher buffet breakfast in the luxurious
Constitution Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington, the Conference hotel.

For those that haven’t attended them before, sharing a “Breakfast with the
Experts” is another way for researchers of all levels to benefit. After an
enjoyable, informal breakfast with an expert in a particular field, or
enjoying such a breakfast with other attendees interested in the same topic,
that expert will provide an “in-depth overview” of the issues involved in
researching that topic. Then the floor will be thrown open to questions from
attendees; those questions can be quite specific. The time available is
deliberately set up to allow for addressing as many questions as possible,
so that attendees benefit to the maximum by being there.

This year’s Conference has organized seven such “Breakfast with the Expert”
events, spread out over four days, to not crowd attendees’ schedules. They
consist of the following topics, spanning five tracks of subject matter,
with these Experts. (Please see the Conference website and schedule for more
detail, including a description of each topic.)

Monday “Researching Rascals and Hard to Find Folks” Ron Arons & Mike
Karsen
Tuesday “>from Bratislava to Budapest to Baia Mare: Tips on Travel and
Research in Greater Hungary” Robert Friedman & Vivian Kahn
Tuesday “The Role of Genetics in Genealogy Stephen Morse & Bennett
Greenspan
Wednesday "Yad Vashem: Portal to Connections and Discoveries” Cynthia
Wroclawski
Wednesday “Breakfast with the German Research Experts” Roger Lustig &
Jeanette Rosenberg
Thursday “Practicing Safe Computing” Hal Bookbinder
Thursday “Overcoming Hurdles in Polish Research” Stanley Diamond &
Judith Frazin

As you see >from the caliber of these experts, attending these breakfasts
(and certainly, you can sign up for more than one) are tailor-made
opportunities to fill In gaps in your research, bypass some brick walls you
already may have encountered, OR--- get a “ground level” idea of how best to
plunge into researching a particular ancestral area, type of record, or
issue. Please come armed to each Breakfast with questions for the Expert,
you’ll benefit more that way!

Sessions are limited to 35 attendees. You can easily sign up for them
online. However, please do so BEFORE JULY 31, after which registration is
closed for them. Go over to www.DC2011.org, and register for them, or other
parts of this feature-filled Conference! See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman


Early American SIG #USA JOWBR Announcement #usa

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a
mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and
museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration
work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@jewishgen.org


JOWBR Announcement #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a
mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and
museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration
work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@jewishgen.org


Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #dna

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@dc2011.org

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