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Call for Hungarian Sessions at IAJGS 2008 Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Dear Friends,

IAJGS will soon issue a call for papers for presentation at the 28th
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held August 17-22,
2008, at the Chicago Marriott.

Early returns show that Hungarian SIG supporters are eager to attend
sessions on resources that can be found in archives and other
repositories outside of Budapest and on the Holocaust in Slovakia.
Your Hungarian SIG has some funds available to assist speakers >from
abroad. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to IAJGS,
please contact me off list regarding your proposal. And watch the
Conference website at http://www.iajgs.org/chic08.html for
announcements and updates. Rumor has it that registration may begin
as early as January.

I also encourage H-SIGrs to continue to contact me with suggestions
for sessions and speakers. As usual, H-SIG will also hold its annual
luncheon and conduct the annual business meeting during the conference.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@kmort.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Call for Hungarian Sessions at IAJGS 2008 Conference #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Dear Friends,

IAJGS will soon issue a call for papers for presentation at the 28th
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held August 17-22,
2008, at the Chicago Marriott.

Early returns show that Hungarian SIG supporters are eager to attend
sessions on resources that can be found in archives and other
repositories outside of Budapest and on the Holocaust in Slovakia.
Your Hungarian SIG has some funds available to assist speakers >from
abroad. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to IAJGS,
please contact me off list regarding your proposal. And watch the
Conference website at http://www.iajgs.org/chic08.html for
announcements and updates. Rumor has it that registration may begin
as early as January.

I also encourage H-SIGrs to continue to contact me with suggestions
for sessions and speakers. As usual, H-SIG will also hold its annual
luncheon and conduct the annual business meeting during the conference.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@kmort.com


Unscrupulous researchers. #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently received
it is time for the usual warning about unrequested approaches from
individuals who claim to be professional reseachers in Romania, who see a
posting asking for information about a certain family, or town records, and
offer to help.

Due to the poor economy in Romania there are those who are desperately
seeking to increase their personal income, at your expense. The few
legitimate professionals do *not* use this approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering services, please contact
the Co-Coordinators of this SIG *before* replying to them in any way, for
more information.

In addition, certain members of this list have used, in the past,
the listings in the JGFF to contact members and to volunteer information
about a researcher. Please be aware that this is in violation of JewishGen rules
and policy, and has been since the time the JGFF was initiated online!

Further, these are private mailing lists and it is a violation of trust
for anyone to copy a message and send it off to another person, mailing list,
or website for their use. We expect all of our subscribers to respect
the rights of others subscribed to this list.

Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked first with the Coordinators!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!

And a Happy and light-filled Hanukkah to all!
Rosanne and Paula
Your Co-Coordinators


Romania SIG #Romania Unscrupulous researchers. #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Judging >from some email messages I have recently received
it is time for the usual warning about unrequested approaches from
individuals who claim to be professional reseachers in Romania, who see a
posting asking for information about a certain family, or town records, and
offer to help.

Due to the poor economy in Romania there are those who are desperately
seeking to increase their personal income, at your expense. The few
legitimate professionals do *not* use this approach.

Should you receive such a message volunteering services, please contact
the Co-Coordinators of this SIG *before* replying to them in any way, for
more information.

In addition, certain members of this list have used, in the past,
the listings in the JGFF to contact members and to volunteer information
about a researcher. Please be aware that this is in violation of JewishGen rules
and policy, and has been since the time the JGFF was initiated online!

Further, these are private mailing lists and it is a violation of trust
for anyone to copy a message and send it off to another person, mailing list,
or website for their use. We expect all of our subscribers to respect
the rights of others subscribed to this list.

Private responses to requests on the List are permitted, but
even those should be checked first with the Coordinators!

Remember - Caveat Emptor!

And a Happy and light-filled Hanukkah to all!
Rosanne and Paula
Your Co-Coordinators


SITE CITE: Steinheim Institute database- user guide #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Steinheim Institute has put her collection of tombstone
inscriptions online. These include Arolsen: 94 inscriptions (1738-1940)
Frankfurt/Main, Battonnstrasse: 620 inscriptions (1272-1828)
Hamburg-Altona, Koenigstrasse: 5917 inscriptions (1621-1871)
Muelheim an der Ruhr: 11 inscriptions (1725-1884)

The inscriptions are in Hebrew with German translations, explanatory
notes are in German. Some entries have photos.
The database can be accessed at
http://www.steinheim-institut.de:50580/cgi-bin/epidat
Navigation is in German.

Select the cemetery under "Auswahlmenu", then click on "Auswahl
bestaetigen"

"Volltextrecherche" allows search words in the Latin or the Hebrew
alphabet (don't use the Hebrew abbreviation sign ")

The wild card character is *

For a single unknown character use ?

To search for a specific sequence of words put it between ( and )

Two search strings can be combined with "und" (and), "oder" (or) or
"ohne" (and not)

"Inscrhriften" allows to browse all inscriptions starting at a
specific year ("Jahr")

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, QC, Canada andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE: Steinheim Institute database- user guide #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Steinheim Institute has put her collection of tombstone
inscriptions online. These include Arolsen: 94 inscriptions (1738-1940)
Frankfurt/Main, Battonnstrasse: 620 inscriptions (1272-1828)
Hamburg-Altona, Koenigstrasse: 5917 inscriptions (1621-1871)
Muelheim an der Ruhr: 11 inscriptions (1725-1884)

The inscriptions are in Hebrew with German translations, explanatory
notes are in German. Some entries have photos.
The database can be accessed at
http://www.steinheim-institut.de:50580/cgi-bin/epidat
Navigation is in German.

Select the cemetery under "Auswahlmenu", then click on "Auswahl
bestaetigen"

"Volltextrecherche" allows search words in the Latin or the Hebrew
alphabet (don't use the Hebrew abbreviation sign ")

The wild card character is *

For a single unknown character use ?

To search for a specific sequence of words put it between ( and )

Two search strings can be combined with "und" (and), "oder" (or) or
"ohne" (and not)

"Inscrhriften" allows to browse all inscriptions starting at a
specific year ("Jahr")

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, QC, Canada andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca


Question re Antwerp Alien registration lists #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

In recent days there have been several postings to the general JewishGen
Discussion List regarding the Alien registrations in Antwerp.

A year or more ago the FrenchSIG was sent information about a list of
all aliens >from 1840-1930 that were recorded as living in Antwerp. This
was >from the Antwerp City archives. We then added a ink to this site on
our Home Page. That link is now a dead link.

Can any of you in Belgium give us more information about this site,
please? Is it no longer active, or have they a new URL? We would
either like to update the address, or, regretfully, delete the link.

Thank you for any help,
Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators
FrenchSIG


French SIG #France Question re Antwerp Alien registration lists #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

In recent days there have been several postings to the general JewishGen
Discussion List regarding the Alien registrations in Antwerp.

A year or more ago the FrenchSIG was sent information about a list of
all aliens >from 1840-1930 that were recorded as living in Antwerp. This
was >from the Antwerp City archives. We then added a ink to this site on
our Home Page. That link is now a dead link.

Can any of you in Belgium give us more information about this site,
please? Is it no longer active, or have they a new URL? We would
either like to update the address, or, regretfully, delete the link.

Thank you for any help,
Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators
FrenchSIG


Rabbi Yaakov BRENNER, ABD of Nadworna and Czernowitz #romania

aswgroup@...
 

The info I have :
Rabbi Yaakov BRENNER married Rochel WAGNER daughter of Chaim WAGNER,
Rabbi of Shotz, Bukovina(now Suceava, Rumania) in the early to mid
1800's.
They had a son Aaron BRENNER who lived in Dubove (Dombo),
Czekoslovakia, now Ukraine.who died in Dubove around 1930 or before.
Aaron was married to Chaya Baila SOBEL, daughter of Hershel (Yitzhok
Tzvi) SOBEL . Hershel SOBEL's first wife was Freida Hudye (last name
unknown). Freida Hudye was a granddaughter of Hershele (Delatyner)
GROSSMAN, the ABD of Delatyn, Galicia in the mid 1800's. Hershel
SOBEL's second wife was Rivkah BRENNER. ( Probably somehow related to
Yaakov BRENNER but unknown at this point). Hershel SOBEL was the
grandson of Avraham BLOCH, the ABD in Delatyn in the mid 1800's after
Hershele DELAYTENER was niftar(died).
Yaakov BRENNER may have had a daughter Gitel Brenner TENENHAUS. She
died in Shotz in 1939.

If anyone has any info on the above mentioned names, would be greatly
appreciated.

Rivkah Sobel Weiss
Brooklyn, NY

SOBEL, BLOCH, ALTER (Delatyn, Galicia, Israel, South Africa)
SOBEL, LANDMAN, BLEI (Kolomyya, Galicia, Israel)
BRENNER (Nadworna, Czernowitz, Dubove, Israel)
FRIEDLANDER, Aaron Meir (Hungary, Bolechow, Galicia

MODERATOR NOTE: You can maximize your chances of success in your
search by registering the surname of interest in the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) since this is one of our most heavily visited sites.
It also creates a permanent and easily accessible record so that anyone
searching the surname(s) in which you are interested can find you quickly!
Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ and click on ENTER if this is the first
time you have registered a surname in this database. The program will take
you through the process. If you want to see who else might be searching
the same surname, click on the SEARCH icon .


Romania SIG #Romania Rabbi Yaakov BRENNER, ABD of Nadworna and Czernowitz #romania

aswgroup@...
 

The info I have :
Rabbi Yaakov BRENNER married Rochel WAGNER daughter of Chaim WAGNER,
Rabbi of Shotz, Bukovina(now Suceava, Rumania) in the early to mid
1800's.
They had a son Aaron BRENNER who lived in Dubove (Dombo),
Czekoslovakia, now Ukraine.who died in Dubove around 1930 or before.
Aaron was married to Chaya Baila SOBEL, daughter of Hershel (Yitzhok
Tzvi) SOBEL . Hershel SOBEL's first wife was Freida Hudye (last name
unknown). Freida Hudye was a granddaughter of Hershele (Delatyner)
GROSSMAN, the ABD of Delatyn, Galicia in the mid 1800's. Hershel
SOBEL's second wife was Rivkah BRENNER. ( Probably somehow related to
Yaakov BRENNER but unknown at this point). Hershel SOBEL was the
grandson of Avraham BLOCH, the ABD in Delatyn in the mid 1800's after
Hershele DELAYTENER was niftar(died).
Yaakov BRENNER may have had a daughter Gitel Brenner TENENHAUS. She
died in Shotz in 1939.

If anyone has any info on the above mentioned names, would be greatly
appreciated.

Rivkah Sobel Weiss
Brooklyn, NY

SOBEL, BLOCH, ALTER (Delatyn, Galicia, Israel, South Africa)
SOBEL, LANDMAN, BLEI (Kolomyya, Galicia, Israel)
BRENNER (Nadworna, Czernowitz, Dubove, Israel)
FRIEDLANDER, Aaron Meir (Hungary, Bolechow, Galicia

MODERATOR NOTE: You can maximize your chances of success in your
search by registering the surname of interest in the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) since this is one of our most heavily visited sites.
It also creates a permanent and easily accessible record so that anyone
searching the surname(s) in which you are interested can find you quickly!
Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ and click on ENTER if this is the first
time you have registered a surname in this database. The program will take
you through the process. If you want to see who else might be searching
the same surname, click on the SEARCH icon .


Ludwig and Ida STEKLMACHER #austria-czech

Steckelmacher Claude <claude.steckelmacher@...>
 

Dear Genners & Siggers?

Could someone help me in finding the offsprings of my uncle Ludwig
STEKLMACHER and my aunt Ida STEKLMACHER ?

All I know is the following :

IDA (01.04.1882 - 09.03.1993) was married with Julius POLLITZER
(10.11.1880 - 06.02.1942). He was deported >from Vienna to Riga.
Ida was burried in Vienna on 11.03.1938 in the Wiener Zentralfriedhof,
Section T 1 Group 52 Row 21 Grave 23
According to the records, her address was 1020, Lilienbrunngasse 6,
Occupation : Geschaeftsfrau. She died in 1090 Alserstrasse 4

She had a daughter Edith POLLITZER (08.07.1910 - 24.04.1986) who was married
and divorced >from FUCHS (I don't know his christian name) then married with
Josef HEVESI (08.11.1897 - 09.11.1978). I would like to know whether she had
children >from one or the other of his husbands and eventually the christian
name >from mr. FUCHS.

LUDWIG (07.09.1884 - 24.01.1943) was married and divorced >from Teresie (I
don't know her maiden name) then married with Eliska (Elizabeth) BERGER born
in 1895 (I don't know more)
He was buried in the Wiener Zentrafriedhof, Section T4 Group 019 K Row 9
Grave 4
According to the records, his address was 1020, Nickelgasse 4, he died 1020
Malzgasse 16, died on 24.01.1943 and was Evangelisch.
He had 2 children : Gerte and Ditta STEKLMACHER.

I would like to know more about the missing informations and whether the 2
children married and had children who still could be alive.

Could you help me in my research ?

Thank you beforehand

Claude
STROMBEEK-BEVER (Belgium)


Czech foreign intelligence files #austria-czech

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Does anyone have experience accessing files in the Communist-era archives of
the UZSI, the Czech Office of Foreign Relations and Intelligence? In a name
index for some of the files at
http://archiv.uzsi.cz/static/BADATELNA_svazky_I._spravy.pdf , I found a
person I am interested in, but have little idea what information is likely
to be contained in the corresponding file or how to access it. Before
contacting the archives directly, I would be grateful for any suggestions
from experienced researchers.
Thanks and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: Galitzaner Pronunciation - Omission #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

I confirm Cyril's observation.

I grew up in Eastern Galicia after WWII. My parents' friend was
Szyje [shee yeh], sometimes we called him Szyja [shee yah] which
was a bit funny as this mean 'neck' in Polish.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

Cyril Fox <cyril@foxalma.freeserve.co.uk> wrote...

My late father was Yehoshua and was known as Sheeya and
? pronounced like that. He was a Galitzianer, born in Jezierna near
Tarnopol....


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Ludwig and Ida STEKLMACHER #austria-czech

Steckelmacher Claude <claude.steckelmacher@...>
 

Dear Genners & Siggers?

Could someone help me in finding the offsprings of my uncle Ludwig
STEKLMACHER and my aunt Ida STEKLMACHER ?

All I know is the following :

IDA (01.04.1882 - 09.03.1993) was married with Julius POLLITZER
(10.11.1880 - 06.02.1942). He was deported >from Vienna to Riga.
Ida was burried in Vienna on 11.03.1938 in the Wiener Zentralfriedhof,
Section T 1 Group 52 Row 21 Grave 23
According to the records, her address was 1020, Lilienbrunngasse 6,
Occupation : Geschaeftsfrau. She died in 1090 Alserstrasse 4

She had a daughter Edith POLLITZER (08.07.1910 - 24.04.1986) who was married
and divorced >from FUCHS (I don't know his christian name) then married with
Josef HEVESI (08.11.1897 - 09.11.1978). I would like to know whether she had
children >from one or the other of his husbands and eventually the christian
name >from mr. FUCHS.

LUDWIG (07.09.1884 - 24.01.1943) was married and divorced >from Teresie (I
don't know her maiden name) then married with Eliska (Elizabeth) BERGER born
in 1895 (I don't know more)
He was buried in the Wiener Zentrafriedhof, Section T4 Group 019 K Row 9
Grave 4
According to the records, his address was 1020, Nickelgasse 4, he died 1020
Malzgasse 16, died on 24.01.1943 and was Evangelisch.
He had 2 children : Gerte and Ditta STEKLMACHER.

I would like to know more about the missing informations and whether the 2
children married and had children who still could be alive.

Could you help me in my research ?

Thank you beforehand

Claude
STROMBEEK-BEVER (Belgium)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Czech foreign intelligence files #austria-czech

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Does anyone have experience accessing files in the Communist-era archives of
the UZSI, the Czech Office of Foreign Relations and Intelligence? In a name
index for some of the files at
http://archiv.uzsi.cz/static/BADATELNA_svazky_I._spravy.pdf , I found a
person I am interested in, but have little idea what information is likely
to be contained in the corresponding file or how to access it. Before
contacting the archives directly, I would be grateful for any suggestions
from experienced researchers.
Thanks and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Galitzaner Pronunciation - Omission #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

I confirm Cyril's observation.

I grew up in Eastern Galicia after WWII. My parents' friend was
Szyje [shee yeh], sometimes we called him Szyja [shee yah] which
was a bit funny as this mean 'neck' in Polish.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

Cyril Fox <cyril@foxalma.freeserve.co.uk> wrote...

My late father was Yehoshua and was known as Sheeya and
? pronounced like that. He was a Galitzianer, born in Jezierna near
Tarnopol....


How to Make Your Contributions #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dear Fellow Litvaks and Litvak Researchers,

I wanted to take a brief moment to thank all of you for your financial
support of LitvakSIG and its ongoing indexing projects. Without your
financial support, we would not be able to provide you with the information
all of you seek in order to expand your family history research.

When making a contribution to LitvakSIG, whether annual membership dues,
donations to an Uyezd (District) Research Group, or Vital Records Project,
it's important to let me know specifically where you want your money to go.

If donating using our secure online credit card page at
http://www.litvaksig.org/HTML/donate.htm you are required to
indicate your choice.

If donating by check or credit card through the mail, you should print out
the donation form at http://www.litvaksig.org/HTML/donor.htm and mail
it to me for processing and proper crediting to the desired project. The
correct address for mailing to me is on the above webpage.

If you are unable to provide the form >from the website, please be sure to
indicate on your check exactly what your donation is for AND your email
address. Email addresses are important for several reasons: your donation
receipt will be sent to you by email and all data files for the indexing
projects are sent to you by email. In order for us to find you, we must
have a current valid email address for you. If you change your email
address, please remember to advise me and the coordinator of any projects to
which you have contributed over the years.

If you move, or change your postal address, please remember to let me know
so I can update my records. This is also true for telephone numbers,
including area codes, which are often changed by the telephone company,
through no fault of our own.

And finally, I wish all of you and your families a very happy Chanukah,

Eden Joachim
Pomona, NY
Treasurer, LitvakSIG
esjoachim@optonline.net


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania How to Make Your Contributions #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dear Fellow Litvaks and Litvak Researchers,

I wanted to take a brief moment to thank all of you for your financial
support of LitvakSIG and its ongoing indexing projects. Without your
financial support, we would not be able to provide you with the information
all of you seek in order to expand your family history research.

When making a contribution to LitvakSIG, whether annual membership dues,
donations to an Uyezd (District) Research Group, or Vital Records Project,
it's important to let me know specifically where you want your money to go.

If donating using our secure online credit card page at
http://www.litvaksig.org/HTML/donate.htm you are required to
indicate your choice.

If donating by check or credit card through the mail, you should print out
the donation form at http://www.litvaksig.org/HTML/donor.htm and mail
it to me for processing and proper crediting to the desired project. The
correct address for mailing to me is on the above webpage.

If you are unable to provide the form >from the website, please be sure to
indicate on your check exactly what your donation is for AND your email
address. Email addresses are important for several reasons: your donation
receipt will be sent to you by email and all data files for the indexing
projects are sent to you by email. In order for us to find you, we must
have a current valid email address for you. If you change your email
address, please remember to advise me and the coordinator of any projects to
which you have contributed over the years.

If you move, or change your postal address, please remember to let me know
so I can update my records. This is also true for telephone numbers,
including area codes, which are often changed by the telephone company,
through no fault of our own.

And finally, I wish all of you and your families a very happy Chanukah,

Eden Joachim
Pomona, NY
Treasurer, LitvakSIG
esjoachim@optonline.net


making a document photo look less digital #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

On one paid search company I found US Passports up to late 20's...I was luck enough
to find my great great grandfather's second families passport with pics. One lady I
had never seen a picture of *but* when it's printed out it looks very digital. How
can I make it more photography like?? Respond privately unless it will help others
..Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen making a document photo look less digital #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

On one paid search company I found US Passports up to late 20's...I was luck enough
to find my great great grandfather's second families passport with pics. One lady I
had never seen a picture of *but* when it's printed out it looks very digital. How
can I make it more photography like?? Respond privately unless it will help others
..Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca