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(UK) British Library Makes Ancient Religious Texts Available Online

Jan Meisels Allen
 

THE BRITISH LIBRARY

First Complete Mishnah

Credit: British Library

 

The British Library, has placed some its most religious ancient text online—250-- for general public free access. The collection is “Discovering Sacred Texts” includes texts for Jews, including copies of the Talmud that escaped the burnings from the Middle Ages, the first complete Mishnah and the Gastner Bible thought to have been created in Egypt around 10 Century C.E.

 

To view the collection, Discovering  Sacred Texts go to:

https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts


To read more about this see: https://tinyurl.com/y2qc2d2c

Original url:

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/worlds-most-ancient-religious-texts-made-available-online-to-public-at-the-british-library/2019/09/25/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


(US) US Department of Justice Interim Policy on Forensic Genetic Genealogical DNA Analysis

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The United States Department of Justice has announced their interim policy on Forensic Genealogy DNA Analysis. They announced it a the International Symposium on Human Identification and becomes effective on November 1, 2019. While they say stakeholders may comment before the policy becomes final, as the DOJ did not contact the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC )for background or were contacted about the release of the draft rule.  We do not know if we –the genealogical community-- are considered stakeholders. The policy announcement  appeared on the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) website.

 

The  policy applies to “…Department of Justice forensic science components and to investigations in which Department employees or contractors conduct genealogical research. It also applies to state, local, and tribal agencies or units of government that receive federal funding or grant funding for purposes of genetic genealogical DNA analysis or searching.” The policy does not address genealogical standards or genetic genealogy standards or forensic genealogy.

 

To read the interim policy go to: https://tinyurl.com/y3o69ozh

Original url:

https://news.aafs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FINAL-DOJ-Interim-Policy-on-FGG_Approved-09.02.2019.pdf

 

To read their announcement go to: https://tinyurl.com/y5jtj2ha

Original url:

https://news.aafs.org/aafs-news/united-states-department-of-justice-interim-policy-on-forensic-genetic-genealogical-dna-analysis-and-searching-announced/

 

Thank you to Barbara Jean Mathews, CG, FASG participant on the Records Preservation and Access Committee and Massachusetts Genealogical Council for sharing this information  and to Melinde Lutz Byrne CG, FASG who first learned the information and shared with Barbara .

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


ViewMate translation/interpretation request - Polish #galicia

Linda Habenstreit
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75295

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Linda Habenstreit


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate translation/interpretation request - Polish #galicia

Linda Habenstreit
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75295

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Linda Habenstreit


Finding Passenger Manifest for Ruchla Fogel #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I would deeply appreciate any help in finding the passenger manifest for
Ruchla Fogel. Her date of birth is 1876 and her date of immigration is
1921.
In the United States she became known as Rose Fogel or Rosa Fogel. Her
first husband's name was Herman Fogel, in the States. I am not sure if he
Immigrated with his wife. Also I am not sure if the mother immigrated with
two daughters known in the states as Della and Thelma.
Ruchla Fogel's maiden name was Rudman or Radman. When her brother
immigrated in 1921 he gave his place of birth as
Shepetova. Ruchla's father's name was Pincus Rudman and her mother's name
was Malka Shanfeld or Greenfeld. I do feel
Confident that Ruchla immigrated under the name Fogel(or something similar)
her destination in the United States
Was Illinois. I thank you for your help.

MARILYN LEVINSON
SPRING LAKE NC


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Finding Passenger Manifest for Ruchla Fogel #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I would deeply appreciate any help in finding the passenger manifest for
Ruchla Fogel. Her date of birth is 1876 and her date of immigration is
1921.
In the United States she became known as Rose Fogel or Rosa Fogel. Her
first husband's name was Herman Fogel, in the States. I am not sure if he
Immigrated with his wife. Also I am not sure if the mother immigrated with
two daughters known in the states as Della and Thelma.
Ruchla Fogel's maiden name was Rudman or Radman. When her brother
immigrated in 1921 he gave his place of birth as
Shepetova. Ruchla's father's name was Pincus Rudman and her mother's name
was Malka Shanfeld or Greenfeld. I do feel
Confident that Ruchla immigrated under the name Fogel(or something similar)
her destination in the United States
Was Illinois. I thank you for your help.

MARILYN LEVINSON
SPRING LAKE NC


(Greece-NY) Exhibit of Romaniote Jews and Synagogues in Greece and New York #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

There is a photographic exhibit of Romaniote Jews in Greece and New York
being shown in the Greek Consulate >from September 19th through October 3rd,
and later in the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C.. A lecture and panel
discussion on the Romaniote Jews will take place at the Greek Consulate on
Thursday, September 26th.
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/news/photo-exhibition-by-vincent-giordano-romaniote-memories-jewish-journey-from-ioannina-to-manhattan.html
The exhibit is named: Romaniote Memories- A Jewish Journey >from Ioannina,
Greece to Manhattan. Photographs are by Vincent Giordano. The Consulate is
located at:
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/contact/contact-consulate-general-in-new-york/
69 East 79th Street New York, 10075

"The archive includes portraiture, documentation of art and architecture and
important life cycle, religious and community rituals, and events of the
congregation on film, video and audio tape." The photographs document two
communities of Greek Romaniote Jews: Ioannina in Greece and Broome Street on
New York's Lower east Side.

See:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/18/greece-photos-of-romaniote-jews

Romaniote Jews are indigenous Jews of Greece, having lived in Greece for
over 2,300 years. They established communities along the shores of the
Eastern Mediterranean. They called themselves Romaniotes, as they were now
part of the Roman Empire, after Constantine the Great moved the capital of
Rome to Constantinople and inherited the Greek speaking Jews. Romaniotes
have their own liturgy and cultural traditions, as well as their own
language, a dialect of Greek that combines words and phrases >from Hebrew and
Turkish. To learn more about Romaniote History see:
https://www.kkjsm.org/romaniote-history-

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (Greece-NY) Exhibit of Romaniote Jews and Synagogues in Greece and New York #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

There is a photographic exhibit of Romaniote Jews in Greece and New York
being shown in the Greek Consulate >from September 19th through October 3rd,
and later in the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C.. A lecture and panel
discussion on the Romaniote Jews will take place at the Greek Consulate on
Thursday, September 26th.
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/news/photo-exhibition-by-vincent-giordano-romaniote-memories-jewish-journey-from-ioannina-to-manhattan.html
The exhibit is named: Romaniote Memories- A Jewish Journey >from Ioannina,
Greece to Manhattan. Photographs are by Vincent Giordano. The Consulate is
located at:
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/contact/contact-consulate-general-in-new-york/
69 East 79th Street New York, 10075

"The archive includes portraiture, documentation of art and architecture and
important life cycle, religious and community rituals, and events of the
congregation on film, video and audio tape." The photographs document two
communities of Greek Romaniote Jews: Ioannina in Greece and Broome Street on
New York's Lower east Side.

See:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/18/greece-photos-of-romaniote-jews

Romaniote Jews are indigenous Jews of Greece, having lived in Greece for
over 2,300 years. They established communities along the shores of the
Eastern Mediterranean. They called themselves Romaniotes, as they were now
part of the Roman Empire, after Constantine the Great moved the capital of
Rome to Constantinople and inherited the Greek speaking Jews. Romaniotes
have their own liturgy and cultural traditions, as well as their own
language, a dialect of Greek that combines words and phrases >from Hebrew and
Turkish. To learn more about Romaniote History see:
https://www.kkjsm.org/romaniote-history-

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Education offer course: East Prussia and the Baltic Nations Oct 13-Nov 3 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is again offering Research in East Prussia and the Baltic States
October 13-November 3.

If your ancestral roots are in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research.
We will work in the records still in existence for these areas.
Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding alternate sources.

We encourage you to send the instructor a brief summary of your research
information and questions to see if your research project fits within
the scope of this class.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
Students should feel comfortable using computers for online research.
Tuition for this class is $150. for three weeks of instruction.
More information https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Send your questions and application to nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Director of Education


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen Education offer course: East Prussia and the Baltic Nations Oct 13-Nov 3 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is again offering Research in East Prussia and the Baltic States
October 13-November 3.

If your ancestral roots are in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research.
We will work in the records still in existence for these areas.
Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding alternate sources.

We encourage you to send the instructor a brief summary of your research
information and questions to see if your research project fits within
the scope of this class.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
Students should feel comfortable using computers for online research.
Tuition for this class is $150. for three weeks of instruction.
More information https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Send your questions and application to nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Director of Education


Re: New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #galicia

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,

Great suggestion >from Miriam, and thanks to her. (Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/)

For those who would need help in entering the Hebrew spelling of a
name, I suggest one of Stephen Morse's great applications. This
converts English words, names, etc., into Hebrew. Even if your name
is Ashkenazic, because these burials are in Israel, Sephardic would
probably be a better choice in any case.

https://stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html?english=steiner&dialect=sephardic&possibilities=all

Wishing all a Shana Tova!

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Lopuszna,
Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice,
Slovakia; Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


JRI Poland #Poland Re: New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #poland

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,

Great suggestion >from Miriam, and thanks to her. (Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/)

For those who would need help in entering the Hebrew spelling of a
name, I suggest one of Stephen Morse's great applications. This
converts English words, names, etc., into Hebrew. Even if your name
is Ashkenazic, because these burials are in Israel, Sephardic would
probably be a better choice in any case.

https://stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html?english=steiner&dialect=sephardic&possibilities=all

Wishing all a Shana Tova!

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Lopuszna,
Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice,
Slovakia; Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


Offering New York Cemetery Photo - Hebron, Carmel, Montefiore, etc. #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to try to visit some of the cemeteries to do photos. If anyone is
looking for photos at the cemeteries feel free to contact me.

I appreciate if you identify the graves based on the cemetery's databases,
especially if it is a common name.

I am fairly adept at locating the graves but it helps if you can give me
details and if you can please tell me if it is a child's grave. A lot of the
stones do not survive for children so it helps to know if that is what I am
looking for.

I visit cemeteries including

Mt Hebron
Mt Zion
Mt Judah
My Carmel
Mt Lebanon
Montefiore
New Montefiore

I will do others but they are more difficult because not all of them have
databases.

I appreciate a few dollars in return to help with the expense of offering this
for everyone.

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

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering New York Cemetery Photo - Hebron, Carmel, Montefiore, etc. #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to try to visit some of the cemeteries to do photos. If anyone is
looking for photos at the cemeteries feel free to contact me.

I appreciate if you identify the graves based on the cemetery's databases,
especially if it is a common name.

I am fairly adept at locating the graves but it helps if you can give me
details and if you can please tell me if it is a child's grave. A lot of the
stones do not survive for children so it helps to know if that is what I am
looking for.

I visit cemeteries including

Mt Hebron
Mt Zion
Mt Judah
My Carmel
Mt Lebanon
Montefiore
New Montefiore

I will do others but they are more difficult because not all of them have
databases.

I appreciate a few dollars in return to help with the expense of offering this
for everyone.

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

Allan Jordan


JGS Oregon meeting - Sunday October 13, 2019 #general

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon announces a program on
Researching Jewish Families. Many families had no surnames for many
years. Names were changed when they came to America, and endogamy,
the practice of marriage among "tribal" members, made figuring out
family connections difficult. Janice Sellers, a nationally-known
professional genealogist, will speak to these issues and others, to
help you research your family and build your tree. JGSO programs are
open to the general public. Help Desk will be available >from 10:00 to
10:30.

DATE: Sunday October 13, 2019
WHEN: 10:30 AM
WHERE: Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane (off Dosch)
Portland, OR 97239

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Oregon meeting - Sunday October 13, 2019 #general

Linda Kelley
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon announces a program on
Researching Jewish Families. Many families had no surnames for many
years. Names were changed when they came to America, and endogamy,
the practice of marriage among "tribal" members, made figuring out
family connections difficult. Janice Sellers, a nationally-known
professional genealogist, will speak to these issues and others, to
help you research your family and build your tree. JGSO programs are
open to the general public. Help Desk will be available >from 10:00 to
10:30.

DATE: Sunday October 13, 2019
WHEN: 10:30 AM
WHERE: Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane (off Dosch)
Portland, OR 97239

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA


(UK) British Library Makes Ancient Religious Texts Available Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library, has placed some its most religious ancient text
online-250-- for general public free access. The collection is "Discovering
Sacred Texts" includes texts for Jews, including copies of the Talmud that
escaped the burnings >from the Middle Ages, the first complete Mishnah and
the Gastner Bible thought to have been created in Egypt around 10 Century
C.E.

To view the collection, Discovering Sacred Texts go to:
https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts

To read more about this see: https://tinyurl.com/y2qc2d2c
Original url:
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/worlds-most-ancient-religious-texts-made-available-online-to-public-at-the-british-library/2019/09/25/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) British Library Makes Ancient Religious Texts Available Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Library, has placed some its most religious ancient text
online-250-- for general public free access. The collection is "Discovering
Sacred Texts" includes texts for Jews, including copies of the Talmud that
escaped the burnings >from the Middle Ages, the first complete Mishnah and
the Gastner Bible thought to have been created in Egypt around 10 Century
C.E.

To view the collection, Discovering Sacred Texts go to:
https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts

To read more about this see: https://tinyurl.com/y2qc2d2c
Original url:
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/worlds-most-ancient-religious-texts-made-available-online-to-public-at-the-british-library/2019/09/25/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Dvinsk Latvia Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Dvinsk Latvia. This is the 66th of the total of 84
titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on theweb links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included is now available from
Amazon.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Dvinsk Latvia Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications, Dvinsk Latvia. This is the 66th of the total of 84
titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on theweb links to
printable files for those who have already purchased this title. A
new edition of the book with the index included is now available from
Amazon.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

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