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IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings July 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had a time
limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not included below.

(Canada)House of Commons Committee Response to Standing Committee Review of PIPEDA

DNA Testing Companies Offering Genetic Testing Pledged to Follow Voluntary
Guidelines

(Europe) Three Non-EU European Countries Adopt the EU's GDPR

(European Union) European Court of Human Rights Finds Public Right to
Archived Material Takes Precedence of Right to be Forgotten

(European Union) EU Parliament Votes on Resolution Calling for Suspension
of EU-US Privacy Shield by Sept 1, 2018

(European Union) Proposed E-Privacy Regulation Revised Ahead of Expected
Officials To Discuss

(Germany) Germany's Highest Court Rules that Parents of Deceased Daughter
Have Rights to Facebook Account: Inheritance Rights Come Before Data Privacy

(Israel) Access to Israel Laws Available to Public, Online and Free

(UK) The General Register Office Extends Birth and Death Records PDF
Trial-No Cut Off Date Given

(US) 2020 Census MultiState Lawsuit Gets Approval to Move Forward

(US) Census Comments Invited on Proposed Information Collection 2020 US Census

(US) Experts Warn More Than One Million Children May Not Be Counted in 2020 US
Census

(US) Privacy Online By State Report

(US-CA) California Supreme Court Says Yelp Cannot Be Ordered to Remove Posts on its
Platform

(US-NJ) Two New Laws: Permitting Transgenders to Amend their Birth
Certificates and Allow Gender Identity Reflection on Death Certificates

(US-NJ) Reclaim the Records Gets Death Indexes >from the New Jersey Department of
Health

(US-NY) Reclaim the Records Petitions State of New York on Why Ancestry Received
Access to Public Record An Yet Denied Access to RTR

(US-NY) New York State Attorney General Office Releases Data Breach Report for 2017

(US-OH) Cleveland.com Introduces Process For Right to Be Forgotten and Removal of
Mug Shots >from Dated Stores

(US-PA) Online Birth and Death Records Shut Down Due to Cyber Intrusion

(US-Texas; UK) ) Texas Offering a Limited Right to be Forgotten by Local
Court Orders; UK Court Says Accurate Journalism is Violation of Privacy

(US-VA) Access to Court Databases and Court Case Records Law Became
Effective July 1

(US-VA) US Federal Court- Rules Images Found on and Used >from the Internet
Are "Fair Use"

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings July 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had a time
limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not included below.

(Canada)House of Commons Committee Response to Standing Committee Review of PIPEDA

DNA Testing Companies Offering Genetic Testing Pledged to Follow Voluntary
Guidelines

(Europe) Three Non-EU European Countries Adopt the EU's GDPR

(European Union) European Court of Human Rights Finds Public Right to
Archived Material Takes Precedence of Right to be Forgotten

(European Union) EU Parliament Votes on Resolution Calling for Suspension
of EU-US Privacy Shield by Sept 1, 2018

(European Union) Proposed E-Privacy Regulation Revised Ahead of Expected
Officials To Discuss

(Germany) Germany's Highest Court Rules that Parents of Deceased Daughter
Have Rights to Facebook Account: Inheritance Rights Come Before Data Privacy

(Israel) Access to Israel Laws Available to Public, Online and Free

(UK) The General Register Office Extends Birth and Death Records PDF
Trial-No Cut Off Date Given

(US) 2020 Census MultiState Lawsuit Gets Approval to Move Forward

(US) Census Comments Invited on Proposed Information Collection 2020 US Census

(US) Experts Warn More Than One Million Children May Not Be Counted in 2020 US
Census

(US) Privacy Online By State Report

(US-CA) California Supreme Court Says Yelp Cannot Be Ordered to Remove Posts on its
Platform

(US-NJ) Two New Laws: Permitting Transgenders to Amend their Birth
Certificates and Allow Gender Identity Reflection on Death Certificates

(US-NJ) Reclaim the Records Gets Death Indexes >from the New Jersey Department of
Health

(US-NY) Reclaim the Records Petitions State of New York on Why Ancestry Received
Access to Public Record An Yet Denied Access to RTR

(US-NY) New York State Attorney General Office Releases Data Breach Report for 2017

(US-OH) Cleveland.com Introduces Process For Right to Be Forgotten and Removal of
Mug Shots >from Dated Stores

(US-PA) Online Birth and Death Records Shut Down Due to Cyber Intrusion

(US-Texas; UK) ) Texas Offering a Limited Right to be Forgotten by Local
Court Orders; UK Court Says Accurate Journalism is Violation of Privacy

(US-VA) Access to Court Databases and Court Case Records Law Became
Effective July 1

(US-VA) US Federal Court- Rules Images Found on and Used >from the Internet
Are "Fair Use"

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Arrival of Lena Rumianek #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1929 on her petition for naturalization, Lena Kantrowitz says she arrived in New
York July 30, 1902 on the steamer Italia. She came >from Makow in Lomza Gubernia.
I am unable to find such a ship, or her arrival. This was before her marriage to
Kantrowitz, her married name was RUMIANEK, divorced in 1902. Her maiden name was
Chrzan. She went by the name of Leba Kantor in later years. I have searched for
her as Lena or Leba, as Rumianek and variations. Her two young sons arrived later,
in 1907. What am I missing?

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Arrival of Lena Rumianek #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1929 on her petition for naturalization, Lena Kantrowitz says she arrived in New
York July 30, 1902 on the steamer Italia. She came >from Makow in Lomza Gubernia.
I am unable to find such a ship, or her arrival. This was before her marriage to
Kantrowitz, her married name was RUMIANEK, divorced in 1902. Her maiden name was
Chrzan. She went by the name of Leba Kantor in later years. I have searched for
her as Lena or Leba, as Rumianek and variations. Her two young sons arrived later,
in 1907. What am I missing?

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


Programme on SA Country Communities Project -- Sunday, August 5 #southafrica

A. M. Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

A video and interview about the SA Country Communities Project will be
broadcast on SABC TV 2 - Channel 192 on Sunday 5 August 2018 at 8.30 am.

Adrienne Kollenberg and Elona Steinfeld were interviewed about the
project for the programme by Heather Blumenthal of Spirit Sister
Productions (Cape Town).

For those without access to SABC TV, these kinds of programmes often
subsequently become available on-line.

Bramie Lenhoff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Programme on SA Country Communities Project -- Sunday, August 5 #southafrica

A. M. Lenhoff <lenhoff@...>
 

A video and interview about the SA Country Communities Project will be
broadcast on SABC TV 2 - Channel 192 on Sunday 5 August 2018 at 8.30 am.

Adrienne Kollenberg and Elona Steinfeld were interviewed about the
project for the programme by Heather Blumenthal of Spirit Sister
Productions (Cape Town).

For those without access to SABC TV, these kinds of programmes often
subsequently become available on-line.

Bramie Lenhoff


Reminder of August's events, plus cemetery opening times come September. #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Fri 3rd. 10.30 - 3pm Our monthly Friday Library Session at the Society of
Genealogists. Contact Lydia Collins. RSVP : library@jgsgb.org.

Sun 19th 2 - 5pm The monthly Sunday Library Session (Same details as above).

Sun 19th 2.30 - 5pm Anglo SIG In the Society's lecture room at the SOG.
SIG convener Doreen Berger will be our speaker.

Doreen's talk is entitled "The Davis Family of Petticoat Lane ". RSVP :
doreenjgn@aol.com

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

Thanks to a fellow member for the following message, some of you may be
interested in the following.

Cemetery opening, Sundays 2 & 9 September 2018. Transport provided to and
from Bushey Cemetery for visits during Ellul
Bushey Cemetery

(Please note that on 2nd September there will be a Hare Krishna Festival
taking place in the vicinity which will lead to traffic congestion on the
A41 >from midday. OPEN 2/9/18. 09.00 – 17.00 and on the 9/9/18. 09.00 – 16.00)

Transport 2 & 9 September 2018 – Maximum 10 people each journey. Please call
Bushey Burial Office 020 8950 7767 to make a reservation.

Stanmore Station 10.00. Leaving Bushey back to Stanmore. 12.00.
Stanmore Station 13.30 Leaving Bushey back to Stanmore. 15.30

Waltham Abbey Cemetery

Please note that no transport to and >from Waltham Abbey Cemetery will be
provided this year.
OPEN 2/9/18 09.00 – 17.009/9/18 09.00 – 16.00

Willesden Cemetery open 2/9/18 09.00 – 17.00
9/9/18 09.00 – 16.00

East Ham Cemetery Open 2/9/18. 09.00 – 17.00
9/9/18. 09.00 – 16.00

West Ham Cemetery Sundays 2nd September and 9th September only
Open 10.00 – 15.00

Plashet Cemetery Sundays 2nd September and 9th September only
Open 10.00 – 15.00

On 2 September 2018, volunteers will be present at both Bushey and Waltham
Abbey Cemeteries to assist visitors with any queries.

Raymond Montanjees


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Reminder of August's events, plus cemetery opening times come September. #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Fri 3rd. 10.30 - 3pm Our monthly Friday Library Session at the Society of
Genealogists. Contact Lydia Collins. RSVP : library@jgsgb.org.

Sun 19th 2 - 5pm The monthly Sunday Library Session (Same details as above).

Sun 19th 2.30 - 5pm Anglo SIG In the Society's lecture room at the SOG.
SIG convener Doreen Berger will be our speaker.

Doreen's talk is entitled "The Davis Family of Petticoat Lane ". RSVP :
doreenjgn@aol.com

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

Thanks to a fellow member for the following message, some of you may be
interested in the following.

Cemetery opening, Sundays 2 & 9 September 2018. Transport provided to and
from Bushey Cemetery for visits during Ellul
Bushey Cemetery

(Please note that on 2nd September there will be a Hare Krishna Festival
taking place in the vicinity which will lead to traffic congestion on the
A41 >from midday. OPEN 2/9/18. 09.00 – 17.00 and on the 9/9/18. 09.00 – 16.00)

Transport 2 & 9 September 2018 – Maximum 10 people each journey. Please call
Bushey Burial Office 020 8950 7767 to make a reservation.

Stanmore Station 10.00. Leaving Bushey back to Stanmore. 12.00.
Stanmore Station 13.30 Leaving Bushey back to Stanmore. 15.30

Waltham Abbey Cemetery

Please note that no transport to and >from Waltham Abbey Cemetery will be
provided this year.
OPEN 2/9/18 09.00 – 17.009/9/18 09.00 – 16.00

Willesden Cemetery open 2/9/18 09.00 – 17.00
9/9/18 09.00 – 16.00

East Ham Cemetery Open 2/9/18. 09.00 – 17.00
9/9/18. 09.00 – 16.00

West Ham Cemetery Sundays 2nd September and 9th September only
Open 10.00 – 15.00

Plashet Cemetery Sundays 2nd September and 9th September only
Open 10.00 – 15.00

On 2 September 2018, volunteers will be present at both Bushey and Waltham
Abbey Cemeteries to assist visitors with any queries.

Raymond Montanjees


Stolpersteine replacements in Munich begin with SITE CITE #germany

jplowens@...
 

Munich, Germany has begun installing new Holocaust memorials to replace the
brass Stolpersteine cobblestone reminders of the Nazi victims.

The new memorials are being installed with new plaques and steles
(upright slab or pillar serving as a monument). The memorial displays
a picture of the person and the details of their lives and persecution
they suffered by the Nazis.

This follows a Bavarian Supreme Court ruling last December which backed the
city's 2015 decision to replace the cobblestones over claims they were
disrespectful. When completed there should be 10,000 people >from Munich who
are commemorated. A petition calling for their removal garnered over 100,000
signatures.

Stolpersteine "Stumbling Blocks" were placed in front of the homes where the
victims lived or their workplace.. Some believe the stones are
"disrespectful" because they get walked on and get dirty. Others believe it
is a fitting memorial. Still others do not want plaques on their walls or in
front of their homes. The Stolpersteine stones exist in more than 1,000
places in Europe. German artist Gunter Deming created the Stolpersteine and
he has many supporters in Germany and outside of Germany. Gunter Deming
was an Obermayer German Jewish History Award recipient in 2005.
See: http://obermayer.us/award/awardees/demnig-eng.htm

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44979359. There is a
video of someone preserving the Stoplersteine embedded to this article.

John Lowens, Suburban NYC Thanks to IAJGS


German SIG #Germany Stolpersteine replacements in Munich begin with SITE CITE #germany

jplowens@...
 

Munich, Germany has begun installing new Holocaust memorials to replace the
brass Stolpersteine cobblestone reminders of the Nazi victims.

The new memorials are being installed with new plaques and steles
(upright slab or pillar serving as a monument). The memorial displays
a picture of the person and the details of their lives and persecution
they suffered by the Nazis.

This follows a Bavarian Supreme Court ruling last December which backed the
city's 2015 decision to replace the cobblestones over claims they were
disrespectful. When completed there should be 10,000 people >from Munich who
are commemorated. A petition calling for their removal garnered over 100,000
signatures.

Stolpersteine "Stumbling Blocks" were placed in front of the homes where the
victims lived or their workplace.. Some believe the stones are
"disrespectful" because they get walked on and get dirty. Others believe it
is a fitting memorial. Still others do not want plaques on their walls or in
front of their homes. The Stolpersteine stones exist in more than 1,000
places in Europe. German artist Gunter Deming created the Stolpersteine and
he has many supporters in Germany and outside of Germany. Gunter Deming
was an Obermayer German Jewish History Award recipient in 2005.
See: http://obermayer.us/award/awardees/demnig-eng.htm

To read more see: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44979359. There is a
video of someone preserving the Stoplersteine embedded to this article.

John Lowens, Suburban NYC Thanks to IAJGS


Researching Yosef Kuzkovski #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Is anyone researching Yosef KUZKOVSKI who was a well known artist? He was born in
Mogilev, 1902. He spent most of his life in parts of the Soviet Union creating his
artwork. He was able to immigrate to Israel in the end, but only lived 4 months
there and died in 1970.

If anyone is researching his family, please contact me.

Many thanks in advance,
Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching Yosef Kuzkovski #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Is anyone researching Yosef KUZKOVSKI who was a well known artist? He was born in
Mogilev, 1902. He spent most of his life in parts of the Soviet Union creating his
artwork. He was able to immigrate to Israel in the end, but only lived 4 months
there and died in 1970.

If anyone is researching his family, please contact me.

Many thanks in advance,
Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA


DNA Testing Companies Offering Genetic Testing Pledged to Follow Voluntary Guidelines #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In light of the recent familial DNA testing by the public DNA site GEDMatch,
private genetic testing companies pledged on July 31 to follow voluntary
"Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services". The
companies pledged to obtain consent >from users before sharing
"individual-level information", including personal information, and genetic
data with other businesses. The concern over privacy of the DNA data,
which resulted in the "Best Practices" pledge stems >from law enforcement
being helped by using the familial DNA matching to find the suspected Golden
State Killer (he has not yet been convicted so I am saying suspected) which
did not require a court-ordered warrant and other potential cold case
criminals.

Issues addressed in the Best Practices are transparency, consent, use and
onward transfer, access, integrity, retention and deletion, accountability,
security, privacy by Design and consumer Education. Ancestry and 23andMe
have committed to "attempt to notify" their customers about law enforcement
requests whenever they can (other companies may also have made a similar
pledge but they were not mentioned in the article.) In 2017, Ancestry
received 34 valid law enforcement requests -related to credit card or
identity theft and provided data on 31 cases. The Washington Post reports
that 23and Me received five requests during the company's entire history but
did not turn over user data on any of them.

The companies will also provide an annual report that will relate the number
of requests received >from the police similar to what social media companies
report.

The companies which released the guide include: 23andMe,Ancestry, Habit,
African Ancestry, FamilyTree DNA, Helix and MyHeritage*. The Future of
Privacy Forum, a Washington DC-based non-profit helped the companies draft
the new privacy guidelines. To read the guide see:
https://fpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Privacy-Best-Practices-for-Consumer-Genetic-Testing-Services-FINAL.pdf

* More companies may have pledged to adopt the approach but I was not able
to find one complete list.

To read more about this see:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/07/31/ancestry-andme-others-say-they-will-follow-these-rules-when-giving-dna-data-businesses-or-police/?utm_term=.19218f1c9352

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Israel J. FINK #scandinavia

Peter Sprung <psprung@...>
 

Dear ScandinaviaSIG,

Thank you for accepting me to this discussion group.

I am seeking information about Israel J. FINK, born in 1899 in Nowy
Sacz, Poland to Abraham FINK and Malke FINK (nee Sprei).

Israel J. FINK moved >from Poland to Leipzig, Germany on an unknown
date. He is believed to have lived in Leipzig until sometime after
1935, when he fled to Denmark.

It is unknown when he entered Denmark. As of 1942, he was living in
Jernbanegade 6A III, Copenhagen. He was among the Jews ferried from
Denmark to Sweden in October 1943. As of December 1943, he was living
at G1 Radstugagatan 5, Norrkoping, Sweden.

Later, he retuned to Copenhagen, where he lived until he died sometime
in the 1970's. It is unknown whether he ever applied for or acquired
Danish citizenship.

I am seeking information about Israel J. FINK's entry to/departure
from Denmark and Sweden, his immigration status, addresses,
employment, travel, personal or business associates, and his other
activities. I would also appreciate receiving advice about how and
where to search for such information myself.

Respectfully,

Peter C. Sprung
Washington, D.C. USA
reply to: psprung@gmail.com


DNA Research #DNA DNA Testing Companies Offering Genetic Testing Pledged to Follow Voluntary Guidelines #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In light of the recent familial DNA testing by the public DNA site GEDMatch,
private genetic testing companies pledged on July 31 to follow voluntary
"Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services". The
companies pledged to obtain consent >from users before sharing
"individual-level information", including personal information, and genetic
data with other businesses. The concern over privacy of the DNA data,
which resulted in the "Best Practices" pledge stems >from law enforcement
being helped by using the familial DNA matching to find the suspected Golden
State Killer (he has not yet been convicted so I am saying suspected) which
did not require a court-ordered warrant and other potential cold case
criminals.

Issues addressed in the Best Practices are transparency, consent, use and
onward transfer, access, integrity, retention and deletion, accountability,
security, privacy by Design and consumer Education. Ancestry and 23andMe
have committed to "attempt to notify" their customers about law enforcement
requests whenever they can (other companies may also have made a similar
pledge but they were not mentioned in the article.) In 2017, Ancestry
received 34 valid law enforcement requests -related to credit card or
identity theft and provided data on 31 cases. The Washington Post reports
that 23and Me received five requests during the company's entire history but
did not turn over user data on any of them.

The companies will also provide an annual report that will relate the number
of requests received >from the police similar to what social media companies
report.

The companies which released the guide include: 23andMe,Ancestry, Habit,
African Ancestry, FamilyTree DNA, Helix and MyHeritage*. The Future of
Privacy Forum, a Washington DC-based non-profit helped the companies draft
the new privacy guidelines. To read the guide see:
https://fpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Privacy-Best-Practices-for-Consumer-Genetic-Testing-Services-FINAL.pdf

* More companies may have pledged to adopt the approach but I was not able
to find one complete list.

To read more about this see:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/07/31/ancestry-andme-others-say-they-will-follow-these-rules-when-giving-dna-data-businesses-or-police/?utm_term=.19218f1c9352

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Israel J. FINK #scandinavia

Peter Sprung <psprung@...>
 

Dear ScandinaviaSIG,

Thank you for accepting me to this discussion group.

I am seeking information about Israel J. FINK, born in 1899 in Nowy
Sacz, Poland to Abraham FINK and Malke FINK (nee Sprei).

Israel J. FINK moved >from Poland to Leipzig, Germany on an unknown
date. He is believed to have lived in Leipzig until sometime after
1935, when he fled to Denmark.

It is unknown when he entered Denmark. As of 1942, he was living in
Jernbanegade 6A III, Copenhagen. He was among the Jews ferried from
Denmark to Sweden in October 1943. As of December 1943, he was living
at G1 Radstugagatan 5, Norrkoping, Sweden.

Later, he retuned to Copenhagen, where he lived until he died sometime
in the 1970's. It is unknown whether he ever applied for or acquired
Danish citizenship.

I am seeking information about Israel J. FINK's entry to/departure
from Denmark and Sweden, his immigration status, addresses,
employment, travel, personal or business associates, and his other
activities. I would also appreciate receiving advice about how and
where to search for such information myself.

Respectfully,

Peter C. Sprung
Washington, D.C. USA
reply to: psprung@gmail.com


Shraga Fivel DAN Family #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am making an attempt to contact any surviving members of the family of Shraga
Fivel DAN, a nephew of my great-great-grandfather David Elimelech (David King) DAN
of Upynas, Lithuania.

Shraga Fivel was born in Upynas in 1863 and married Iudes (Yehudit) Segalov in 1885
in Olkeniki (Valkininkai). They had seven children, Zvi Dov (Dov Beryl), born in
1886; Rachel (Rasha), born in 1888; Aaron (Harry), born in 1895; Yehoshua, born in
1896; Hillel Zalman, born in 1900; Simcha Shmuel, born in 1905; and Jacob, born in
1906.

Zvi Dov was married several times; he had two children, one named Baruch, who may
have died in 1942. He had two children by his second wife Yehudit, Ella (who
married a man named OVERBACH) and Shraga (who married Graziela WEISELBERGER). They
probably live in Israel. Rachel married Zussel (Yehuda) GOLDMAN and had seven
children; all but one died in the Shoah. The survivor, Dena, married Yehoshua
EICHORN, and they had two children, Yehudit (who married Yitzhak FLUMIN) and Asaf
(better known as Asaf AGMON).

Harry changed his name to DUNN. He married Rebecca GUBITZ in New York and had two
children, Sidney and Judah. Jacob also changed his name to DUNN and married Celia
FARBER. They settled in the Cleveland area and had two children, Arthur and Nancy.

Little is known of Yehoshua; he married a woman named Malka. Hillel Zalman is well
-known as the founder of Solel Boneh in Israel; he married Haya Rachel ELLIS and
had two children, Ila (who married Sfania COHEN, then Ted CASPI) and Tova (who
married Gidon ZIV [formerly Feinitz]). (Hillel's second wife was Hedva Sygle.)
Simcha Shmuel married Chana Rachel ZILBERMAN and had two children, Ziva (who
married Avraham WEINFELD) and Ora (who married David BAREKET [formerly Bornstein],
later Gidon MA'OR.

The people I would most like to contact are Ella Overbach, Shraga Dan, Yehudit
Flumin, Ila Caspi, Tova Ziv, Ziva Weinfeld, and Ora Bareket. Shraga and Ila had
participated in my father's cousin's search for his relatives.

If anyone has contact information or any other information on this family, please
contact me privately.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shraga Fivel DAN Family #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am making an attempt to contact any surviving members of the family of Shraga
Fivel DAN, a nephew of my great-great-grandfather David Elimelech (David King) DAN
of Upynas, Lithuania.

Shraga Fivel was born in Upynas in 1863 and married Iudes (Yehudit) Segalov in 1885
in Olkeniki (Valkininkai). They had seven children, Zvi Dov (Dov Beryl), born in
1886; Rachel (Rasha), born in 1888; Aaron (Harry), born in 1895; Yehoshua, born in
1896; Hillel Zalman, born in 1900; Simcha Shmuel, born in 1905; and Jacob, born in
1906.

Zvi Dov was married several times; he had two children, one named Baruch, who may
have died in 1942. He had two children by his second wife Yehudit, Ella (who
married a man named OVERBACH) and Shraga (who married Graziela WEISELBERGER). They
probably live in Israel. Rachel married Zussel (Yehuda) GOLDMAN and had seven
children; all but one died in the Shoah. The survivor, Dena, married Yehoshua
EICHORN, and they had two children, Yehudit (who married Yitzhak FLUMIN) and Asaf
(better known as Asaf AGMON).

Harry changed his name to DUNN. He married Rebecca GUBITZ in New York and had two
children, Sidney and Judah. Jacob also changed his name to DUNN and married Celia
FARBER. They settled in the Cleveland area and had two children, Arthur and Nancy.

Little is known of Yehoshua; he married a woman named Malka. Hillel Zalman is well
-known as the founder of Solel Boneh in Israel; he married Haya Rachel ELLIS and
had two children, Ila (who married Sfania COHEN, then Ted CASPI) and Tova (who
married Gidon ZIV [formerly Feinitz]). (Hillel's second wife was Hedva Sygle.)
Simcha Shmuel married Chana Rachel ZILBERMAN and had two children, Ziva (who
married Avraham WEINFELD) and Ora (who married David BAREKET [formerly Bornstein],
later Gidon MA'OR.

The people I would most like to contact are Ella Overbach, Shraga Dan, Yehudit
Flumin, Ila Caspi, Tova Ziv, Ziva Weinfeld, and Ora Bareket. Shraga and Ila had
participated in my father's cousin's search for his relatives.

If anyone has contact information or any other information on this family, please
contact me privately.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


Surprise discoveries in Kotzman (Cotmani, Kitsman), Bukowina region Jewish records - MUNSTER and many others. #romania

Yohanan
 

For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North Bukovina
records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived.
So I was very glad to find out recently that some (though not many) Kotsman
(Kitsman) region Jewish records were published online by Family Search.
I was hoping to find relevant records of my MUNSTER family from
Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously Nepolokouts,
Austria)
Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918, but was very disappointment
to see that this years' group was not included.
Family Search have published the following group records, not indexed and
not digitised:
Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian / German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable Genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.

I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance
that may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this
group of later Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting
with 1924-1927 Birth and later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very
surprising and emotional adventure:

To start with, I found my mother's cousin Clara MUNSTER birth registration
from Nepolokivtsi (then Nepolocauti). Clara (Dontzia) still lives in Israel
and this will be my present to her in my next month trip to Israel.

Then, while scrolling page by page on the marriage records, my hope
fulfilled itself and earlier records appeared!
To start with I found Clara's parents' marriage record twice: Menasche
MUNSTER (later perished in Transniestria) and Feige LANDMAN were married
probably about 1915, but there was a marriage registration in 1921, then a
second one in 1928, both in Nepolocauti,
one signed by Rabbi Schmiel SCHACHTER >from Cotmani and the second by Rabbi
David FRANKEL >from Nepolocauti, later murdered with his family during the
deportation to Transniestria.

And in between I had my own emotional discovery moment, finding my
grandparents Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL marriage
registration in 1923, though married about 6 years earlier in Wiznitz, then
Austria!
I had two more important discoveries in this registration - my grandfather
year of birth and his mother's maiden name (IWANIER) which were both unknown
even to his children.

If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the
records, even if you do a few minutes each time.
There are records >from many communities, not only >from known Jewish
communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and P/S),
Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc. but also
from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish
communities, e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni,
Ramancauti, Malatineli, Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib, Ivancauti, Stanceni,
Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many more.
Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to
login):

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1886767?availability=Family%20Hi
story%20Library

Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907
Film 2446437
Item 2,&#65533;7799360

Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924
Film 2446437
Item 3, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929
Film 2446437
Item 4,&#65533;7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927
Film 2446437
Item 5,7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927
Film 2446438
Item 1, 7327975

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia

Researching MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi, Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.


Romania SIG #Romania Surprise discoveries in Kotzman (Cotmani, Kitsman), Bukowina region Jewish records - MUNSTER and many others. #romania

Yohanan
 

For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North Bukovina
records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived.
So I was very glad to find out recently that some (though not many) Kotsman
(Kitsman) region Jewish records were published online by Family Search.
I was hoping to find relevant records of my MUNSTER family from
Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously Nepolokouts,
Austria)
Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918, but was very disappointment
to see that this years' group was not included.
Family Search have published the following group records, not indexed and
not digitised:
Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian / German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable Genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.

I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance
that may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this
group of later Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting
with 1924-1927 Birth and later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very
surprising and emotional adventure:

To start with, I found my mother's cousin Clara MUNSTER birth registration
from Nepolokivtsi (then Nepolocauti). Clara (Dontzia) still lives in Israel
and this will be my present to her in my next month trip to Israel.

Then, while scrolling page by page on the marriage records, my hope
fulfilled itself and earlier records appeared!
To start with I found Clara's parents' marriage record twice: Menasche
MUNSTER (later perished in Transniestria) and Feige LANDMAN were married
probably about 1915, but there was a marriage registration in 1921, then a
second one in 1928, both in Nepolocauti,
one signed by Rabbi Schmiel SCHACHTER >from Cotmani and the second by Rabbi
David FRANKEL >from Nepolocauti, later murdered with his family during the
deportation to Transniestria.

And in between I had my own emotional discovery moment, finding my
grandparents Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL marriage
registration in 1923, though married about 6 years earlier in Wiznitz, then
Austria!
I had two more important discoveries in this registration - my grandfather
year of birth and his mother's maiden name (IWANIER) which were both unknown
even to his children.

If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the
records, even if you do a few minutes each time.
There are records >from many communities, not only >from known Jewish
communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and P/S),
Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc. but also
from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish
communities, e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni,
Ramancauti, Malatineli, Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib, Ivancauti, Stanceni,
Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many more.
Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to
login):

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1886767?availability=Family%20Hi
story%20Library

Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907
Film 2446437
Item 2,&#65533;7799360

Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924
Film 2446437
Item 3, 7799360

Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929
Film 2446437
Item 4,&#65533;7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927
Film 2446437
Item 5,7799360

Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927
Film 2446438
Item 1, 7327975

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia

Researching MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi, Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.

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