Date   

Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society Database #unitedkingdom

Webmaster JCR-UK
 

I am pleased to announce that following discussions with Derek Tobias,
the webmaster of the Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society (GHBS), the
Database of GHBS
(http://glasgowhebrewburialsociety.org/cemeteries.htm) is now
affiliated to JCR-UK. This database of burials in three of Glasgow's
Orthodox Jewish cemeteries contains records, including photographs of
all extant headstones as well as GPS coordinates for the individual
graves (still a work in progress as regards the two smaller
cemeteries), in the Glenduffhill Jewish Cemetery (approximately 7,600
burials >from 1934 to date); the Jewish Section of Riddrie Cemetery
(approximately 740 burials >from 1909 to 2003); and the Jewish Section
of Sandymount Cemetery (approximately 2,300 burials >from 1905 to
1993).

JCR-UK looks forward to this new relationship with the Glasgow Hebrew
Burial Society and is extremely grateful to Derek Tobias and all
others who have worked on the database.

For details of other recent significant additions to JCR-UK, see the
What's New section at http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/whatsnew.htm

--
David Shulman
Webmaster JCR-UK
Ra'anana, Israel
email: jcr-ukwebmaster@jgsgb.org.uk and jcrukwebmaster@gmail.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society Database #unitedkingdom

Webmaster JCR-UK
 

I am pleased to announce that following discussions with Derek Tobias,
the webmaster of the Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society (GHBS), the
Database of GHBS
(http://glasgowhebrewburialsociety.org/cemeteries.htm) is now
affiliated to JCR-UK. This database of burials in three of Glasgow's
Orthodox Jewish cemeteries contains records, including photographs of
all extant headstones as well as GPS coordinates for the individual
graves (still a work in progress as regards the two smaller
cemeteries), in the Glenduffhill Jewish Cemetery (approximately 7,600
burials >from 1934 to date); the Jewish Section of Riddrie Cemetery
(approximately 740 burials >from 1909 to 2003); and the Jewish Section
of Sandymount Cemetery (approximately 2,300 burials >from 1905 to
1993).

JCR-UK looks forward to this new relationship with the Glasgow Hebrew
Burial Society and is extremely grateful to Derek Tobias and all
others who have worked on the database.

For details of other recent significant additions to JCR-UK, see the
What's New section at http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/whatsnew.htm

--
David Shulman
Webmaster JCR-UK
Ra'anana, Israel
email: jcr-ukwebmaster@jgsgb.org.uk and jcrukwebmaster@gmail.com


Jacobsen Ancestors #unitedkingdom

Arlene Beare
 

Helen Colby has sent me pictures of her Jacobsen family and I have put them
on my Ancestor's photos page accessed >from the Rigapage

http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm

click on Ancestor's photos and the Jacobsen photos are the latest addition
at the bottom of the page. Click on Jacobsen in the list at the top.

Arlene Beare
On my mother's side >from Lithuania and then Latvia Researching Dorfman (born
Birzai Lithuania and then lived in Riga) Scher /Blum(born Pandelys
Lithuania and then lived in Riga) Berman (born Lygumai Lithuania and then
lived in Jekabpils Latvia)

On my father's side >from Poland
Name Samuels Benjamin and brother Joseph Poland possibly Krakow and
Zychlin


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Jacobsen Ancestors #unitedkingdom

Arlene Beare
 

Helen Colby has sent me pictures of her Jacobsen family and I have put them
on my Ancestor's photos page accessed >from the Rigapage

http://www.kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm

click on Ancestor's photos and the Jacobsen photos are the latest addition
at the bottom of the page. Click on Jacobsen in the list at the top.

Arlene Beare
On my mother's side >from Lithuania and then Latvia Researching Dorfman (born
Birzai Lithuania and then lived in Riga) Scher /Blum(born Pandelys
Lithuania and then lived in Riga) Berman (born Lygumai Lithuania and then
lived in Jekabpils Latvia)

On my father's side >from Poland
Name Samuels Benjamin and brother Joseph Poland possibly Krakow and
Zychlin


Angelina Ruth BEERS - Kingston #unitedkingdom

Rony Golan
 

Dear friends,

Angelina Ruth BEERS died in 1976 in Kingston. I have her death
certificate. The death was informed by her husband Thomas BEERS. They
were living at 38 Cardinal Avenue, Kingston.

I don't seem to find Fred's death registry, as the on-line sources end
by 1980. I could not trace a grave for him (nor her's) too.

I kindly ask for your help:

1. How can I locate Angelina & Fred's graves?
2. How can I trace Fred's death certificate (and hopefully find the informant)?

You help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel


Leeds Orthodox Jewish Cemeteries Databases - New feature #unitedkingdom

Webmaster JCR-UK
 

Some 20,000 files have now been updated and uploaded to the JCR-UK
databases to incorporate an exciting new feature into the database
search results in respect of burials in the Leeds UHC, BHH and New
Farnley Jewish Cemeteries.

The search result for each burial in these cemeteries now includes GPS
coordinates for the individual grave (accurate to about one metre)
together with a button which, when clicked, brings up a Google
satellite image of the cemetery section showing the location of the
grave.

See:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/BHH%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/New%20Farnley%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/UHC%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm

It is intended to add this feature to a number of other cemetery
databases in due course.

JCR-UK is extremely grateful to Alan Tobias and Derek Tobias for
developing and implementing this new feature.

For details of other recent significant additions to JCR-UK, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/whatsnew.htm

David Shulman
JCR-UK Webmaster
Ra'anana, Israel
email: jcr-ukwebmaster@jgsgb.org.uk
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Angelina Ruth BEERS - Kingston #unitedkingdom

Rony Golan
 

Dear friends,

Angelina Ruth BEERS died in 1976 in Kingston. I have her death
certificate. The death was informed by her husband Thomas BEERS. They
were living at 38 Cardinal Avenue, Kingston.

I don't seem to find Fred's death registry, as the on-line sources end
by 1980. I could not trace a grave for him (nor her's) too.

I kindly ask for your help:

1. How can I locate Angelina & Fred's graves?
2. How can I trace Fred's death certificate (and hopefully find the informant)?

You help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Rony Golan
Israel


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Leeds Orthodox Jewish Cemeteries Databases - New feature #unitedkingdom

Webmaster JCR-UK
 

Some 20,000 files have now been updated and uploaded to the JCR-UK
databases to incorporate an exciting new feature into the database
search results in respect of burials in the Leeds UHC, BHH and New
Farnley Jewish Cemeteries.

The search result for each burial in these cemeteries now includes GPS
coordinates for the individual grave (accurate to about one metre)
together with a button which, when clicked, brings up a Google
satellite image of the cemetery section showing the location of the
grave.

See:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/BHH%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/New%20Farnley%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Leeds/cemeteries/UHC%20Cemetery/Cemetery_menu.htm

It is intended to add this feature to a number of other cemetery
databases in due course.

JCR-UK is extremely grateful to Alan Tobias and Derek Tobias for
developing and implementing this new feature.

For details of other recent significant additions to JCR-UK, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/whatsnew.htm

David Shulman
JCR-UK Webmaster
Ra'anana, Israel
email: jcr-ukwebmaster@jgsgb.org.uk
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk


LEFCOVITCH - JACOBS #unitedkingdom

Liz James
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for the parents of Bernard (Barnett, Berrish) ) LEFCOVITCH who
was born about 1899 in either Russia or Poland.
He married Annie JACOBS on the 26 November 1916 at the East London
Synagogue.

I would also like to know the name of the parents of Annie JACOBS. She lived
in the South End of London.
Hoping someone can help me.

Liz James
Belbourne, Australia


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom LEFCOVITCH - JACOBS #unitedkingdom

Liz James
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for the parents of Bernard (Barnett, Berrish) ) LEFCOVITCH who
was born about 1899 in either Russia or Poland.
He married Annie JACOBS on the 26 November 1916 at the East London
Synagogue.

I would also like to know the name of the parents of Annie JACOBS. She lived
in the South End of London.
Hoping someone can help me.

Liz James
Belbourne, Australia


Re: Troedeljude - Sackjude #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

"[...] a translation >from German to English for words like Sackjude or
Troedeljude ?

A Troedeljude was a Jew who bought and sold "pre-owned" (used) items... a
second-hand goods dealer.

In a pre-mass consumption era, goods >from most product categories typically
were successively re-owned and reused, whether within the circle of family
and friends, or outright. Comparable markets today might include used cars,
thrift shops and national (even international) used goods franchises.

Alan Ehrlich. Geneva, Switzerland alan.ehrlich@ehrlich-online.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Troedeljude - Sackjude #germany

Alan Ehrlich
 

"[...] a translation >from German to English for words like Sackjude or
Troedeljude ?

A Troedeljude was a Jew who bought and sold "pre-owned" (used) items... a
second-hand goods dealer.

In a pre-mass consumption era, goods >from most product categories typically
were successively re-owned and reused, whether within the circle of family
and friends, or outright. Comparable markets today might include used cars,
thrift shops and national (even international) used goods franchises.

Alan Ehrlich. Geneva, Switzerland alan.ehrlich@ehrlich-online.com


(Spain) Spanish Lawmakers Approved Law Giving Descendants of Inquisition Rights of Dual Citizenship #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On June 11, the Spanish Parliament passed legislation granting dual
citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who fled during the
Inquisition. Potentially, 3.5 million Sephardic Jews who settled in across
the world may apply for dual citizenship although it is estimated that only
90,000 people will apply. The law becomes effective in October 1, 2015. The
previous law >from 1924 permitted Sephardic Jews to become citizens but they
had to give up their previous citizenship. The new law permits dual
citizenship. Having a Spanish passport permits the holder the right to work
and live anywhere in the 28-Member European Union.

Applicants will have to have their Jewish heritage vetted by the Spanish
Federation of Jewish Communities or by rabbis where they live-they do not
have to be practicing Jews. In addition, applicants will have to pass tests
on Spanish or Ladino languages, Spanish culture and prove they have a
connection to modern day Spain (i.e. donating to a Spanish charity or buying
Spanish property). To apply, interested parties will have to go to Spain at
their own expense. The requirements for application are similar to those of
anyone applying for Spanish citizenship, unlike Portuguese law, which became
effective this Spring, which only requires vetting of applicants ancestry
by Jewish organizations

The law will expire after three years. The website of the Federation of
Jewish Communities in Spain has a detailed explanation on how to file the
application see: http://www.fcje.org/nacionalidad-3/ (scroll down the
page for the English translation). At this time there are no instructions on
how to file the application.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/oqj5mq4
Original url:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/11/spain-law-citizenship-jews

and http://tinyurl.com/ng7p9we
Original url:
http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/29297384/spain-lawmakers-approve-sephardic-jew-citizenship-plan

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (Spain) Spanish Lawmakers Approved Law Giving Descendants of Inquisition Rights of Dual Citizenship #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On June 11, the Spanish Parliament passed legislation granting dual
citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who fled during the
Inquisition. Potentially, 3.5 million Sephardic Jews who settled in across
the world may apply for dual citizenship although it is estimated that only
90,000 people will apply. The law becomes effective in October 1, 2015. The
previous law >from 1924 permitted Sephardic Jews to become citizens but they
had to give up their previous citizenship. The new law permits dual
citizenship. Having a Spanish passport permits the holder the right to work
and live anywhere in the 28-Member European Union.

Applicants will have to have their Jewish heritage vetted by the Spanish
Federation of Jewish Communities or by rabbis where they live-they do not
have to be practicing Jews. In addition, applicants will have to pass tests
on Spanish or Ladino languages, Spanish culture and prove they have a
connection to modern day Spain (i.e. donating to a Spanish charity or buying
Spanish property). To apply, interested parties will have to go to Spain at
their own expense. The requirements for application are similar to those of
anyone applying for Spanish citizenship, unlike Portuguese law, which became
effective this Spring, which only requires vetting of applicants ancestry
by Jewish organizations

The law will expire after three years. The website of the Federation of
Jewish Communities in Spain has a detailed explanation on how to file the
application see: http://www.fcje.org/nacionalidad-3/ (scroll down the
page for the English translation). At this time there are no instructions on
how to file the application.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/oqj5mq4
Original url:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/11/spain-law-citizenship-jews

and http://tinyurl.com/ng7p9we
Original url:
http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/29297384/spain-lawmakers-approve-sephardic-jew-citizenship-plan

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Abraham ABRAMOWITZ-born Jerusalem 1894 #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

It has always intrigued me if there is/was a family connection between
Abraham ABRAMOWITZ who was born in Jerusalem in 1894 and my
grandfather Chaim Yitzchak ABRAMOWITZ who was also born in Jerusalem
in 1895.

Abraham, I believe married a CHARLAP and eventually moved to Chicago
where he served as a Conservative Rabbi during the 1930-1950s. My
grandfather also emmigrated to the states in the 1930s but returned
after a 5 year stay there.

Several years ago I was in contact with descendants of Abraham A. but
they could not confirm whether or not there was a connection between
our two families. I would be happy to reconnect with Rabbi Abraham
A.'s family to see if there is a connection.

Connected to the above is a rumor told to me by a distant
relative-also ABRAMOWITZ- that there is a building in the Geula
section (actually Achva) which seems to have been known as the
ABRAMOWITZ house which had been given to "Kolel North America" in
Jerusalem. The teller of this tale said that this ABRAMOWITZ was on
our family name.
Being the family geneaologist I am a bit surprised that I never heard
of this story and my guess is that it is not connected to our
ABRAMOWITZ family.

Shavua tov/ a gutte voch

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Abraham ABRAMOWITZ-born Jerusalem 1894 #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

It has always intrigued me if there is/was a family connection between
Abraham ABRAMOWITZ who was born in Jerusalem in 1894 and my
grandfather Chaim Yitzchak ABRAMOWITZ who was also born in Jerusalem
in 1895.

Abraham, I believe married a CHARLAP and eventually moved to Chicago
where he served as a Conservative Rabbi during the 1930-1950s. My
grandfather also emmigrated to the states in the 1930s but returned
after a 5 year stay there.

Several years ago I was in contact with descendants of Abraham A. but
they could not confirm whether or not there was a connection between
our two families. I would be happy to reconnect with Rabbi Abraham
A.'s family to see if there is a connection.

Connected to the above is a rumor told to me by a distant
relative-also ABRAMOWITZ- that there is a building in the Geula
section (actually Achva) which seems to have been known as the
ABRAMOWITZ house which had been given to "Kolel North America" in
Jerusalem. The teller of this tale said that this ABRAMOWITZ was on
our family name.
Being the family geneaologist I am a bit surprised that I never heard
of this story and my guess is that it is not connected to our
ABRAMOWITZ family.

Shavua tov/ a gutte voch

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Paltiel #rabbinic

Roberta Sheps
 

My maternal grand-father's family was not known (at least in my mother's
generation) for being particularly religious, despite being Kohanim.
Indeed, the only time I recollect seeing either of my maternal grandparents
in shul was for my wedding. However, I have just come across a small fact
that suggests that my maternal great-grandfather's family may have been more
devout that I thought. My grandfather had a brother named, in English,
Phillip. The family came >from Talno, which was the site of an important
Yeshiva. An account by a woman who I always thought was embroidering the
story, said that the family were among the "highest of rabbis". Some years
ago my mother told me that she thought Phillip had been named Paltiel, after
the ship on which they travelled to Canada. Those of you who are much more
learned that I am will, of course, recognise Paltiel as being a name that
occurs in Numbers, a fact which I have just learned. And someone who knows
a lot more about ships than I do, said that he couldn't think of any ship
called "The Paltiel".

My questions are, was Paltiel a name that was reserved to Kohanim, and if
not, how common a name was it?

Many thanks,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Paltiel #rabbinic

Roberta Sheps
 

My maternal grand-father's family was not known (at least in my mother's
generation) for being particularly religious, despite being Kohanim.
Indeed, the only time I recollect seeing either of my maternal grandparents
in shul was for my wedding. However, I have just come across a small fact
that suggests that my maternal great-grandfather's family may have been more
devout that I thought. My grandfather had a brother named, in English,
Phillip. The family came >from Talno, which was the site of an important
Yeshiva. An account by a woman who I always thought was embroidering the
story, said that the family were among the "highest of rabbis". Some years
ago my mother told me that she thought Phillip had been named Paltiel, after
the ship on which they travelled to Canada. Those of you who are much more
learned that I am will, of course, recognise Paltiel as being a name that
occurs in Numbers, a fact which I have just learned. And someone who knows
a lot more about ships than I do, said that he couldn't think of any ship
called "The Paltiel".

My questions are, was Paltiel a name that was reserved to Kohanim, and if
not, how common a name was it?

Many thanks,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England


(Russia) Prepares its Own Version of "Right to be Forgotten" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Russian Duma (Parliament) is preparing its own version of the European
Union's "right to be forgotten." While the EU's "right to be forgotten
gives the search engines, i.e. Google, Bing and Yahoo, the authority to
decide who may have their stories "delinked," that is not how the Russian
legislation is being drafted.

The State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and
Communications approved a bill requiring search engines to remove links
about its citizens, however, the public interest exception in the EU model
is not included. It is expected to become effective January 2016. In Russia
RTBF will be administered by state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor.
This is the state's agency which can censor information and order Internet
Service Providers to block sites it deems inappropriate or extremist.

Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, argues against the bill, saying the
"proposed mechanism in the draft law undermines the basic principles of
placement and retrieval of information on the Internet". Unlike the EU's
right to be forgotten where the individual must tell the search engine
which link they request to be removed, the Russian draft bill requires the
search engine providers to search for information about the citizen.

The continuing expansion of the right to be forgotten is a way to hide or
rewrite history and is of concern to genealogists who want to find out
information about their ancestors.

To read about the Russian draft legislation on the right to be forgotten see
http://qz.com/423455/russia-is-getting-its-own-right-to-be-forgotten/

Thank you to David Ockene, member, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring
Committee.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Russia) Prepares its Own Version of "Right to be Forgotten" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Russian Duma (Parliament) is preparing its own version of the European
Union's "right to be forgotten." While the EU's "right to be forgotten
gives the search engines, i.e. Google, Bing and Yahoo, the authority to
decide who may have their stories "delinked," that is not how the Russian
legislation is being drafted.

The State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and
Communications approved a bill requiring search engines to remove links
about its citizens, however, the public interest exception in the EU model
is not included. It is expected to become effective January 2016. In Russia
RTBF will be administered by state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor.
This is the state's agency which can censor information and order Internet
Service Providers to block sites it deems inappropriate or extremist.

Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, argues against the bill, saying the
"proposed mechanism in the draft law undermines the basic principles of
placement and retrieval of information on the Internet". Unlike the EU's
right to be forgotten where the individual must tell the search engine
which link they request to be removed, the Russian draft bill requires the
search engine providers to search for information about the citizen.

The continuing expansion of the right to be forgotten is a way to hide or
rewrite history and is of concern to genealogists who want to find out
information about their ancestors.

To read about the Russian draft legislation on the right to be forgotten see
http://qz.com/423455/russia-is-getting-its-own-right-to-be-forgotten/

Thank you to David Ockene, member, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring
Committee.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

92461 - 92480 of 662084