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Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #yizkorbooks

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Passover -- and to the
awards our community bestows for achievements in Jewish genealogy.
So I pose these "Four Questions" to all of you:

1) What coveted award have Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan
King, and Miriam Weiner all received?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider,
Stephen Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been
recognized?

3) Why and when have kudoes gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the lists of distinquished winners of IAJGS's
past Achievement Awards at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

o Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

o The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

o Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. Please
look at the lists of past recipients and ask yourself a fifth
question: "Who else belongs here?" If you have benefited >from
a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination -- this year if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

o Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

o Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

o Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us
OR RS1205@gmail.com

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #yizkorbooks

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Passover -- and to the
awards our community bestows for achievements in Jewish genealogy.
So I pose these "Four Questions" to all of you:

1) What coveted award have Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan
King, and Miriam Weiner all received?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider,
Stephen Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been
recognized?

3) Why and when have kudoes gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the lists of distinquished winners of IAJGS's
past Achievement Awards at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

o Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

o The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

o Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. Please
look at the lists of past recipients and ask yourself a fifth
question: "Who else belongs here?" If you have benefited >from
a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination -- this year if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

o Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

o Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

o Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
RSteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us
OR RS1205@gmail.com

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story? #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story?
Roots-Key, the journal of JGSLA is collecting information about the
Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812. We hope to be able to plot the route
from Kovno to Moscow with your stories. Napoleon's army covered a broad
front stretched north and south through Kovno, Vilna, Svensionys, Vitebsk,
Mogilev and Minsk, bordered by the Pripet Marshes on the south, crossing
the Nieman, the Dneiper, and the Berezino Rivers. . .with major battles in
Smolensk, Borisov and Borodino. Every village and villager was affected.
Construction, demolition, pillage, disease and death threatened every shtetl
and town in his path.

If you have a story, no matter how insignificant or obscure it sounds, we
would like to hear it. If you would like to participate in this JGSLA
project, please contact us. nholden@interserv.com
Nancy Holden
Editor, Roots-Key


Belarus SIG #Belarus Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story? #belarus

Nancy Holden
 

Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story?
Roots-Key, the journal of JGSLA is collecting information about the
Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812. We hope to be able to plot the route
from Kovno to Moscow with your stories. Napoleon's army covered a broad
front stretched north and south through Kovno, Vilna, Svensionys, Vitebsk,
Mogilev and Minsk, bordered by the Pripet Marshes on the south, crossing
the Nieman, the Dneiper, and the Berezino Rivers. . .with major battles in
Smolensk, Borisov and Borodino. Every village and villager was affected.
Construction, demolition, pillage, disease and death threatened every shtetl
and town in his path.

If you have a story, no matter how insignificant or obscure it sounds, we
would like to hear it. If you would like to participate in this JGSLA
project, please contact us. nholden@interserv.com
Nancy Holden
Editor, Roots-Key


Re: Sending money to the US #general

Adiva Bloch
 

I know the moderator said this was discussed before. However, I just
thought I would state that is it not always simple to recieve/send
foreign funds in other countries. I know here in South Africa forms
need to be completed and approval gotten to send money out and I
believe to receive money as well.

Adiva Bloch
Johannesburg, South Africa

REICHARD, DEUTSCH - Hungary
SCHULMAN - Poland/Russia
BLOCH/BLAKHER/BLACHERIS - Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sending money to the US #general

Adiva Bloch
 

I know the moderator said this was discussed before. However, I just
thought I would state that is it not always simple to recieve/send
foreign funds in other countries. I know here in South Africa forms
need to be completed and approval gotten to send money out and I
believe to receive money as well.

Adiva Bloch
Johannesburg, South Africa

REICHARD, DEUTSCH - Hungary
SCHULMAN - Poland/Russia
BLOCH/BLAKHER/BLACHERIS - Lithuania


Shirvint Records: Surnames #lithuania

Tova Jaffe <tovaj@...>
 

Last week, the Vital Records Indexing (VRI) project distributed the
translations of vital records for the town of Shirvint to qualified
donors. These translations encompass birth, marriage and death records
for the years 1854 - 1872.

The surnames in these records that show up with the greatest frequency
are:

ABRAMOVICH
AYNBINDER
BAYKOVICH
BERENSTEYN
GARBER
GELER
GINTSBURG
GOLD
GURVICH
KATS
KHAIT
KRISTOL
LEVIN
MEBEL
PEREL
POGIR
RABINOVICH
SEMYAVICH
SHAPIRA
SHARABSKY
SHIRVINT
SHUSTER
STOLOV
SUSTER
TAYTS
TEPER
TUNKEL
VAYNSHTEYN

Anyone interested in the Shirvint vital records who has not contributed
yet may do so by using the online donor form which can be downloaded.
A donor qualifies to receive the translations with a $100 minimum donation.
The VRI web site can be found at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x/

Please feel free to email me privately with any questions.

Tova Jaffe


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Shirvint Records: Surnames #lithuania

Tova Jaffe <tovaj@...>
 

Last week, the Vital Records Indexing (VRI) project distributed the
translations of vital records for the town of Shirvint to qualified
donors. These translations encompass birth, marriage and death records
for the years 1854 - 1872.

The surnames in these records that show up with the greatest frequency
are:

ABRAMOVICH
AYNBINDER
BAYKOVICH
BERENSTEYN
GARBER
GELER
GINTSBURG
GOLD
GURVICH
KATS
KHAIT
KRISTOL
LEVIN
MEBEL
PEREL
POGIR
RABINOVICH
SEMYAVICH
SHAPIRA
SHARABSKY
SHIRVINT
SHUSTER
STOLOV
SUSTER
TAYTS
TEPER
TUNKEL
VAYNSHTEYN

Anyone interested in the Shirvint vital records who has not contributed
yet may do so by using the online donor form which can be downloaded.
A donor qualifies to receive the translations with a $100 minimum donation.
The VRI web site can be found at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x/

Please feel free to email me privately with any questions.

Tova Jaffe


Re: Success in Romanian Archives #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Just to clarify Sorin's comment. It was the Iasi archives themselves
that announced to us that all records were out for microfilming, and
would not be available for at least a year, or two. It did not
originate with us.

Rosanne Leeson
==================================
Sorin Goldenberg wrote:

Dear Rosanne and other Rom-Sig readers,
The difference between Transilvania archives (or by the way Bucovina -
Suceava was also part of the Austro-Hungarian empire) is that the
registration started some twenty (???) years earlier and it is more
tidy then in other parts of Romania.

I've found out that there is cooperation >from the National Archives at
Botosani, even when I've asked for documents without the knowledge of
the exact date of happening. Are they doing a perfect job ? I do not
know; more then that I am sure that by myself or a good private
researcher that gets his fee directly for me , maybe some extra effort
could be done.
Due to the fact that sometimes we seek for people that we are not 100
percent sure of their names, they do not carry family names, dates
unsure etc... sometimes it is required to assist the process. As I
live in Israel, and speak Romanian, I have no problem to phone and
check the status or clarify things.

I know of a guy in Israel who got documents >from Iasi, although
Rom-sig announced that the registers will not be available... [snip].
Regards
Sorin


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Success in Romanian Archives #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Just to clarify Sorin's comment. It was the Iasi archives themselves
that announced to us that all records were out for microfilming, and
would not be available for at least a year, or two. It did not
originate with us.

Rosanne Leeson
==================================
Sorin Goldenberg wrote:

Dear Rosanne and other Rom-Sig readers,
The difference between Transilvania archives (or by the way Bucovina -
Suceava was also part of the Austro-Hungarian empire) is that the
registration started some twenty (???) years earlier and it is more
tidy then in other parts of Romania.

I've found out that there is cooperation >from the National Archives at
Botosani, even when I've asked for documents without the knowledge of
the exact date of happening. Are they doing a perfect job ? I do not
know; more then that I am sure that by myself or a good private
researcher that gets his fee directly for me , maybe some extra effort
could be done.
Due to the fact that sometimes we seek for people that we are not 100
percent sure of their names, they do not carry family names, dates
unsure etc... sometimes it is required to assist the process. As I
live in Israel, and speak Romanian, I have no problem to phone and
check the status or clarify things.

I know of a guy in Israel who got documents >from Iasi, although
Rom-sig announced that the registers will not be available... [snip].
Regards
Sorin


Re: Tilford's video #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hi,

I have another video clip available. This is an interview of Mrs. Raisa
Danieluk Borowska I shot at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem November of 2003.
Raisa's family hid and saved Palter Lopata, the one member of my
paternal grandmother's family who survived the war in Poland. They also
saved his friends Moshe Flicker, Israel Bramson, and Yizhok Koplinski.
During Easter of 1945 they were celebrating their "liberation" at the
Danieluk farm in Solniki. They were attacked by partisans under the
command of "The Eagle". The Danieluk father Vladek, the oldest daughter
Luba, survivor Moshe Flicker and four others were killed. My cousin
Palter Lopata, and the young Raisa Danieluk were lightly wounded. The
Danieluk farm was burned. "The Eagle" was eventually arrested by the
Soviets and put on "trial" and hung. At his trial he said he wanted to
"mix the blood of the Jews and the Russian Orthodox". Translating to
English is Mrs. Borowska's son Slavomir. They were at Yad Vashem in 2003
for a ceremony being recognized as holocaust rescuers. For more
information about this you can go to my Palter's Testimony web page at
http://www.zabludow.com/Paltierstestimony.html

Tilford Bartman

To view the Raisa video just go to http://bartman.net2go.com
On the far left you'll see a folder that says shared files. Open it up
and the video will be there. Next to the Raisa video is a video I shot
in Zabludow in 2001 of Holocaust testimony by an elderly Polish women.
That can also be opened up if your interested.


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland RE: Tilford's video #poland

Tilford Bartman <bartmant@...>
 

Hi,

I have another video clip available. This is an interview of Mrs. Raisa
Danieluk Borowska I shot at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem November of 2003.
Raisa's family hid and saved Palter Lopata, the one member of my
paternal grandmother's family who survived the war in Poland. They also
saved his friends Moshe Flicker, Israel Bramson, and Yizhok Koplinski.
During Easter of 1945 they were celebrating their "liberation" at the
Danieluk farm in Solniki. They were attacked by partisans under the
command of "The Eagle". The Danieluk father Vladek, the oldest daughter
Luba, survivor Moshe Flicker and four others were killed. My cousin
Palter Lopata, and the young Raisa Danieluk were lightly wounded. The
Danieluk farm was burned. "The Eagle" was eventually arrested by the
Soviets and put on "trial" and hung. At his trial he said he wanted to
"mix the blood of the Jews and the Russian Orthodox". Translating to
English is Mrs. Borowska's son Slavomir. They were at Yad Vashem in 2003
for a ceremony being recognized as holocaust rescuers. For more
information about this you can go to my Palter's Testimony web page at
http://www.zabludow.com/Paltierstestimony.html

Tilford Bartman

To view the Raisa video just go to http://bartman.net2go.com
On the far left you'll see a folder that says shared files. Open it up
and the video will be there. Next to the Raisa video is a video I shot
in Zabludow in 2001 of Holocaust testimony by an elderly Polish women.
That can also be opened up if your interested.


Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story? #poland

Nancy Holden
 

Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story?

Roots-Key, the journal of JGSLA is collecting information about the
Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812. We hope to be able to plot the
route >from Kovno to Moscow with your stories. Napoleon's army covered
a broad front stretched north and south through Kovno, Vilna, Svensionys,
Vitebsk, Mogilev and Minsk, bordered by the Pripet Marshes on the south,
crossing the Nieman, the Dneiper, and the Berezino Rivers. . .with
major battles in Smolensk, Borisov and Borodino. Every village and
villager was affected. Construction, demolition, pillage, disease and
death threatened every shtetl and town in his path.

If you have a story, no matter how insignificant or obscure it sounds,
we would like to hear it. If you would like to participate in this JGSLA
project, please contact us privately.

Nancy Holden
Editor, Roots-Key
nholden@interserv.com


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story? #poland

Nancy Holden
 

Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story?

Roots-Key, the journal of JGSLA is collecting information about the
Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812. We hope to be able to plot the
route >from Kovno to Moscow with your stories. Napoleon's army covered
a broad front stretched north and south through Kovno, Vilna, Svensionys,
Vitebsk, Mogilev and Minsk, bordered by the Pripet Marshes on the south,
crossing the Nieman, the Dneiper, and the Berezino Rivers. . .with
major battles in Smolensk, Borisov and Borodino. Every village and
villager was affected. Construction, demolition, pillage, disease and
death threatened every shtetl and town in his path.

If you have a story, no matter how insignificant or obscure it sounds,
we would like to hear it. If you would like to participate in this JGSLA
project, please contact us privately.

Nancy Holden
Editor, Roots-Key
nholden@interserv.com


Researcher Nancy Grossman of Frankfurt and Chicago #germany

MBernet@...
 

I was working with an American researcher in Frankfurt, Nancy Grossman. She
did some excellent work.

Her parents live in / near Chicago and she used to visit them frequently.
About 3/4 years ago Nancy married. Since about that time, my messages to her
have been neither answered not returned by my service provider.

Does anyone know how and where to contact her?

Does anyone else know of a competent researcher in Frankfurt? [Off-list reply only]

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


German SIG #Germany Researcher Nancy Grossman of Frankfurt and Chicago #germany

MBernet@...
 

I was working with an American researcher in Frankfurt, Nancy Grossman. She
did some excellent work.

Her parents live in / near Chicago and she used to visit them frequently.
About 3/4 years ago Nancy married. Since about that time, my messages to her
have been neither answered not returned by my service provider.

Does anyone know how and where to contact her?

Does anyone else know of a competent researcher in Frankfurt? [Off-list reply only]

Michael Bernet, New York MBernet@aol.com


Search for Mr. Steve COHEN in Chicago #germany

Christof Eberstadt <cpa-eberstadt@...>
 

Dear friends,
in 2003 a Mr. Steve Cohen >from Chicago IL posted a question concerning
Worms cemetery to our group. Does anyone know his actual email adress?

Christof Eberstadt, Erlangen, Germany <cpa-eberstadt@t-online.de>


German SIG #Germany Search for Mr. Steve COHEN in Chicago #germany

Christof Eberstadt <cpa-eberstadt@...>
 

Dear friends,
in 2003 a Mr. Steve Cohen >from Chicago IL posted a question concerning
Worms cemetery to our group. Does anyone know his actual email adress?

Christof Eberstadt, Erlangen, Germany <cpa-eberstadt@t-online.de>


Re: Weissensee Cementery / LAZARUS #germany

Fernando Lazarus
 

Hello GerSig:
How can I the list of the Lazarus burried in the
Weissensee Cementery in Berlin ?
I am looking for my missing link:
Arnold LAZARUS, born May 8, no year, my great
grandfather.(1870-1895)
I have been informed that there are several Lazarus there.

F.Lazarus felazarus@yahoo.com Arlington, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: Our archives contain many messages about how to get information
about this Cemetery.


German SIG #Germany Re: Weissensee Cementery / LAZARUS #germany

Fernando Lazarus
 

Hello GerSig:
How can I the list of the Lazarus burried in the
Weissensee Cementery in Berlin ?
I am looking for my missing link:
Arnold LAZARUS, born May 8, no year, my great
grandfather.(1870-1895)
I have been informed that there are several Lazarus there.

F.Lazarus felazarus@yahoo.com Arlington, Texas

MODERATOR NOTE: Our archives contain many messages about how to get information
about this Cemetery.