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Searching for Hans Jose Rehfisch #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

Hans Jose REHFISCH was a successful playwright in Germany in the 1920's and
early '30s, until he fled to London and worked for the BBC for the remainder
of the WWII, finally returning to East Germany in 1957. He was born in 1891,
died in 1960, and is interred in the Dorotheen Stadt & Fredrichswerder
Cemetery in Berlin. But that's all I've been able to find out. Yet, I'd like
to learn more about him, i.e. where he was born, who were his relatives and
siblings, and any other biographical information that may be available in
order to determine if he's closely related to my mother, because there's an
eerie parallel between him and my mother's cousin Eva BARUCH. Here's the
story:

My mother was Lily REHFISCH, born in 1905 in Essen, Germany. Her father was
Louis REHFISCH, born in 1870 in Kyritz, Germany. But I've been able to find
little else regarding the REHFISCH family. I just discovered the name of
Hans Jose REHFISCH, in my research. The fact that he fled >from Germany in
the 1930's to work for the BBC, is similar to the actress, Eva SCHWARCZ ne
BARUCH, who fled to Shanghai in 1938, where she worked for the BBC'S
clandestine radio. She also continued working in theater in Shanghai. In
1942 she escaped to Australia on the last British troop transport out of the
country. She too returned to East Germany, but in 1947, a decade earlier
than Hans Jose. Eva is my second cousin, since her father, Siegfried BARUCH,
was my mother's uncle, the brother of her mother, Berthe REHFISCH ne BARUCH.
Since, Eva and Hans Jose were both Actors/Artists in Exile, working for the
same company, it seems to be more than just coincidence - at least I hope
so. Therefore, if any of you out there in GerSig Land can shed some light on
this, or suggest any other resources that I might contact, it would be
greatly appreciated. I've already researched the Paul Walter Jacob Archive,
which houses the database on German Actors and Artists in Exile. While both
Eva SCHWARCZ and Hans Jose REHFISCH are listed there, so far I've found no
other biographical data on him, only the titles of his plays, the actors who
played in them and the venues where they were performed.

Regards, Pete Vanlaw Studio City, CA <pvan@western-branch.com>


German SIG #Germany Searching for Hans Jose Rehfisch #germany

Pete Vanlaw <pvan@...>
 

Hans Jose REHFISCH was a successful playwright in Germany in the 1920's and
early '30s, until he fled to London and worked for the BBC for the remainder
of the WWII, finally returning to East Germany in 1957. He was born in 1891,
died in 1960, and is interred in the Dorotheen Stadt & Fredrichswerder
Cemetery in Berlin. But that's all I've been able to find out. Yet, I'd like
to learn more about him, i.e. where he was born, who were his relatives and
siblings, and any other biographical information that may be available in
order to determine if he's closely related to my mother, because there's an
eerie parallel between him and my mother's cousin Eva BARUCH. Here's the
story:

My mother was Lily REHFISCH, born in 1905 in Essen, Germany. Her father was
Louis REHFISCH, born in 1870 in Kyritz, Germany. But I've been able to find
little else regarding the REHFISCH family. I just discovered the name of
Hans Jose REHFISCH, in my research. The fact that he fled >from Germany in
the 1930's to work for the BBC, is similar to the actress, Eva SCHWARCZ ne
BARUCH, who fled to Shanghai in 1938, where she worked for the BBC'S
clandestine radio. She also continued working in theater in Shanghai. In
1942 she escaped to Australia on the last British troop transport out of the
country. She too returned to East Germany, but in 1947, a decade earlier
than Hans Jose. Eva is my second cousin, since her father, Siegfried BARUCH,
was my mother's uncle, the brother of her mother, Berthe REHFISCH ne BARUCH.
Since, Eva and Hans Jose were both Actors/Artists in Exile, working for the
same company, it seems to be more than just coincidence - at least I hope
so. Therefore, if any of you out there in GerSig Land can shed some light on
this, or suggest any other resources that I might contact, it would be
greatly appreciated. I've already researched the Paul Walter Jacob Archive,
which houses the database on German Actors and Artists in Exile. While both
Eva SCHWARCZ and Hans Jose REHFISCH are listed there, so far I've found no
other biographical data on him, only the titles of his plays, the actors who
played in them and the venues where they were performed.

Regards, Pete Vanlaw Studio City, CA <pvan@western-branch.com>


ICHENHAUSEN 1938: who lived where? #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

I have a copy of an "Einwohnerbuch" for Ichenhausen, Bavaria, dated Sept. 1938.
It lists the addresses (and telephone numbers)of people who were living in
Ichenhausen at that time, as well as their professions.

I am very willing to search this old book for the name anyone of interest to
subscribers of gerSIG.

Does anyone have any listings of Ichenhausen's
inhabitants dating >from ** before ** 1938?

Please contact Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


German SIG #Germany ICHENHAUSEN 1938: who lived where? #germany

Adam Yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

I have a copy of an "Einwohnerbuch" for Ichenhausen, Bavaria, dated Sept. 1938.
It lists the addresses (and telephone numbers)of people who were living in
Ichenhausen at that time, as well as their professions.

I am very willing to search this old book for the name anyone of interest to
subscribers of gerSIG.

Does anyone have any listings of Ichenhausen's
inhabitants dating >from ** before ** 1938?

Please contact Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


Looking for addresses in Roxbury, Mass #general

stephen field
 

I am looking for addresses for
Neil STOLOFF & Harriet STOLOFF,
brother & sister that lived
on Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, Mass
during the 40's and 50's.
Relativly speaking, I lost track
of them.
I am Stephen Field
stemarfie@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for addresses in Roxbury, Mass #general

stephen field
 

I am looking for addresses for
Neil STOLOFF & Harriet STOLOFF,
brother & sister that lived
on Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, Mass
during the 40's and 50's.
Relativly speaking, I lost track
of them.
I am Stephen Field
stemarfie@yahoo.com


Kloiz Maemdos meaning? #general

russ <russ@...>
 

In the Hamelitz database, there is a comment that states " Kloiz
Maemdos" can anyone tell me what this may mean?

Sincerely,
Russ BYER
Rochester, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kloiz Maemdos meaning? #general

russ <russ@...>
 

In the Hamelitz database, there is a comment that states " Kloiz
Maemdos" can anyone tell me what this may mean?

Sincerely,
Russ BYER
Rochester, NY


New Procedures to Search the JGFF #galicia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Dear JewishGen'rs,

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Procedures to Search the JGFF #galicia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Dear JewishGen'rs,

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


New Procedures to Search the JGFF #southafrica

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Dear JewishGen'rs,

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica New Procedures to Search the JGFF #southafrica

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Dear JewishGen'rs,

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


New Procedures to Search the JGFF #latvia #courland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Dear JewishGen'rs,

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia New Procedures to Search the JGFF #latvia #courland

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Dear JewishGen'rs,

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists.

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


Re: Family tree of Raymond ARON...? #france

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Since it may be interesting for someone else, I
just want to remind (as it's written on the site
http://www.genealoj.org) that the Cercle de
Genealogie Juive (Paris) publishes
sound-cassettes of its lectures. One of them is
entitled "Raymond Aron, genealogie et quelques
aspects de sa vie (Pierre Manent, Fevrier 2001)".

--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


French SIG #France Re: Family tree of Raymond ARON...? #france

Eve Line Blum <eve.line.blum@...>
 

Since it may be interesting for someone else, I
just want to remind (as it's written on the site
http://www.genealoj.org) that the Cercle de
Genealogie Juive (Paris) publishes
sound-cassettes of its lectures. One of them is
entitled "Raymond Aron, genealogie et quelques
aspects de sa vie (Pierre Manent, Fevrier 2001)".

--
Eve Line Blum-Cherchevsky
Besancon (France)
and also
Cercle de Genealogie Juive (International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


GERSIG luncheon in Jerusalem #france

wlfrank <wlfrank@...>
 

The weeks are slipping by very fast and soon the 24th IAJGS conference will commence in Jerusalem. On the first day of the meeting,
Sunday 4 July 2004, GERSIG will hold its luncheon meeting at noon in the conference hotel Renaissance. All conference attendees are
invited. You must, however, make reservations at $25 each if you wish to eat.
This can be done through the normal registration process. If you already registered
and did not elect this luncheon option, you can still go back and access your
registration using the password provided to you. Your personal web-located
registration form can be modified so that you can elect to participate any
time up to 1 July.

A good number of conference participants have already registered. This means
that you will be able to meet like-minded researchers right at the beginning
of the conference and have the opportunity of sharing experiences and networking
for further mutual assistance. Most important will be the contribution to be
made by our guest speaker, Esther RAMON, whose topic will be "Sources for
Jewish German Genealogy in Israel based on my experience."

Esther says that "this presentation will cover the most important source in Israel,
the Central Archives for Jewish History, which is like digging in an archeological
Tel. You always find something useful for your research. I want to talk about
the unusual sources I have found and especially about the personal
contact with the people >from whom I got more information and support."

Esther RAMON is a prominent researcher with major focus on German-Jewish genealogy.
She has been a past president of the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and is
currently the IGS mentor for the German and Austrian special interest groups.
She is also author of the definitive study of her Homburger family:
"The Homburger Family >from Karlsruhe, a Family Study, 1674-1990," published by
Posner & Sons of Jerusalem in 1992.

GERSIG interests could not ask for any better spokesperson and guide to the
Israeli scene and to our research interests than Esther RAMON.

In addition to the speaker, we will also update our membership with the status
of GERSIG, the Obermayer Award Program and the current issue of our Stammbaum
Journal. Participants are invited to discuss other issues as well.

This Year in JERUSALEM,

Werner L. FRANK, Karen FRANKLIN, John LOWENS, Arthur OBERMAYER
GERSIG Coordinators


New Procedures to Search the JGFF #france

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists. =20

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director


French SIG #France GERSIG luncheon in Jerusalem #france

wlfrank <wlfrank@...>
 

The weeks are slipping by very fast and soon the 24th IAJGS conference will commence in Jerusalem. On the first day of the meeting,
Sunday 4 July 2004, GERSIG will hold its luncheon meeting at noon in the conference hotel Renaissance. All conference attendees are
invited. You must, however, make reservations at $25 each if you wish to eat.
This can be done through the normal registration process. If you already registered
and did not elect this luncheon option, you can still go back and access your
registration using the password provided to you. Your personal web-located
registration form can be modified so that you can elect to participate any
time up to 1 July.

A good number of conference participants have already registered. This means
that you will be able to meet like-minded researchers right at the beginning
of the conference and have the opportunity of sharing experiences and networking
for further mutual assistance. Most important will be the contribution to be
made by our guest speaker, Esther RAMON, whose topic will be "Sources for
Jewish German Genealogy in Israel based on my experience."

Esther says that "this presentation will cover the most important source in Israel,
the Central Archives for Jewish History, which is like digging in an archeological
Tel. You always find something useful for your research. I want to talk about
the unusual sources I have found and especially about the personal
contact with the people >from whom I got more information and support."

Esther RAMON is a prominent researcher with major focus on German-Jewish genealogy.
She has been a past president of the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and is
currently the IGS mentor for the German and Austrian special interest groups.
She is also author of the definitive study of her Homburger family:
"The Homburger Family >from Karlsruhe, a Family Study, 1674-1990," published by
Posner & Sons of Jerusalem in 1992.

GERSIG interests could not ask for any better spokesperson and guide to the
Israeli scene and to our research interests than Esther RAMON.

In addition to the speaker, we will also update our membership with the status
of GERSIG, the Obermayer Award Program and the current issue of our Stammbaum
Journal. Participants are invited to discuss other issues as well.

This Year in JERUSALEM,

Werner L. FRANK, Karen FRANKLIN, John LOWENS, Arthur OBERMAYER
GERSIG Coordinators


French SIG #France New Procedures to Search the JGFF #france

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

Within the next few days, you will notice a change when you visit the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF). We are now implementing a registration
screen similar to that which has been in use for searching the Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP) for the last few weeks.

This change is part of a major project which has been under development
for nearly a year called "CURE" -- the Central User Registration
Environment. The intent is to cure many of the ongoing challenges
JewishGen has faced due to the phenemonal growth we continue to
experience. These challenges include forgotten passwords, lost
researchers, and duplicate registrations. Most critical is the
increasing need for tightened security which will result in greater
protection for the data you provide.

CURE will integrate all the separate registration processes for the
JGFF, the FTJP, all Lyris Mailing Lists, ViewMate, ShtetlSchleppers,
JewishGen-erosity, the JewishGen Mall, the Guest Book, and the
interactive databases. CURE will also serve to integrate the systems
used for JewishGen's administrative functions. Over the coming months,
all of these interfaces will be replaced with a single central logon and
registration point -- CURE.

Here's how it works. When accessing the JGFF to perform a search, you
will now be asked to logon using either your e-mail address or your
JewishGen ID Number (JGID, formerly called the "JGFF Researcher Code"),
and your Password. If you have forgotten either, they can now be
retrieved automatically by using <
http://www.jewishgen.org/CURE/password.html >.

What CURE will do for JewishGen is enable us to better manage all of our
programs, assist in our planning process and provide the information we
need to better serve our constituents.

In addition to greater security for your contact information, your
benefits will include not having to worry about updating your contact
information individually in each program or mailing list, but to update
it in one place and one place only -- CURE. We expect this "one stop
update" to be a great convenience and believe it will also result in far
fewer "lost researchers" who forget to change their e-mail address in
each and every place it is listed on JewishGen.

The new CURE logon screen will apply to the JewishGen Family
Finder(JGFF) within the next few days. For complete information about
the JGFF, see the "JGFF FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JGFF"
at < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgff-faq.html >.

In the coming weeks, this logon screen will also be implemented across
other JewishGen programs and databases and we will be posting notices
accordingly in each of our mailing lists. =20

We welcome your feedback and comments on the new system so that we can
continue to make this process easier!

Susan E. King
Managing Director