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Yizkor Book Project - Help wanted #lithuania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

We (the Yizkor book Project) are suffering some growing pains and are
looking for some people who can help us grow and develop with greater
ease.

In particular, we are looking for:

An editor: A person with the necessary skills to check grammar and form
of text submissions.
A transliterations editor: A person who is familiar with transliteration
rules of Jewish names and/or is well equipped with reference books.
A htmler: A person who is familiar with the coding in the html language.

I would like to hear >from you if you a) Have these skills, b) Have good
organizational skills, c) Can volunteer some time to this, d) Understand
that your only "wage" will be the heartfelt thanks I will receive along
the way.

Thanking you in advance,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Yizkor Book Project - Help wanted #lithuania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

We (the Yizkor book Project) are suffering some growing pains and are
looking for some people who can help us grow and develop with greater
ease.

In particular, we are looking for:

An editor: A person with the necessary skills to check grammar and form
of text submissions.
A transliterations editor: A person who is familiar with transliteration
rules of Jewish names and/or is well equipped with reference books.
A htmler: A person who is familiar with the coding in the html language.

I would like to hear >from you if you a) Have these skills, b) Have good
organizational skills, c) Can volunteer some time to this, d) Understand
that your only "wage" will be the heartfelt thanks I will receive along
the way.

Thanking you in advance,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Thank You All #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dear Litvaks and LitvakSIGgers,

Please accept my sincere thanks for your generosity and continuing support
of LitvakSIG and our ongoing translation projects.

We are confident that your interest in family history research will allow
us to continue successful fundraising efforts during this difficult
economic time.

LitvakSIG had a very successful meeting at the conference in Philadelphia
and the feedback many of the board members received is most pleasing. You
all said our new website is wonderful and we owe our thanks to our webmaster
and board member Deena Berton. Many of you were somewhat incredulous at the
amount of and level of detail of the information on our finances presented
as our new Annual Report. We intend to present a similar report at future
conferences. For those of you who are dues paying members not in attendance
at this year's conference, this report will soon appear on the Members Only
website at www.litvaksig.com

I want to personally thank the 432 individuals who were dues paying members
as of the beginning of our SIG meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2009.
Several people joined by paying their dues online during the first few days
of the conference and 10 more paid their dues at the meeting just prior to
the completion of this year's election. We are on track to meet or surpass
last year's membership number of 482. Your dues payments help us pay the
administrative expenses we incur, which include telephonic board meetings
monthly, postage and shipping, bank and credit card fees, website hosting,
professional fees (accounting), insurance, and conference expenses (this
year we brought Regina Kopilevich >from Lithuania to speak at our luncheon
and give presentations during the conference).

We have established a separate fund for contributions specifically earmarked
to defray the costs of our newly designed website. Much of the time spent on
this redesign was donated by Deena Berton and her team of designers. Your
contributions to this account are tax deductible for US residents. If each
of you who use our website contributes $10 as a way of showing your thanks,
we would be grateful and would not have to use additional monies >from our
general fund to cover this ongoing expense. Since the new website is a work
in progress, please consider a contribution specifically for this purpose
each time you make a contribution to any of our projects or pay your dues.

If you are an employee or retiree of a company which offers a Matching
Grants program, please think of LitvakSIG when you make a contribution and /
or pay your dues. Think of this as found money for LitvakSIG. Sometimes an
amount as small as $25 is all it takes to get new records translated.

Special thanks to all the new members and first time conference goers who
sought me out in Philadelphia. It's wonderful to have met you. We were all
new researchers at one time and LitvakSIG is here to help you on your
successful journey learning about your families. Thank you to everyone who
is a contributor to any LitvakSIG project. All of you are special people and
vital to our future growth.

I met some long time SIG members and supporters for the first time this year
and look forward to meeting more of you at next year's conference in Los
Angeles. We are certainly an interesting, accomplished and friendly group.

Again, I thank you >from the bottom of my heart,

Eden Joachim
VP & Treasurer,
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Thank You All #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

Dear Litvaks and LitvakSIGgers,

Please accept my sincere thanks for your generosity and continuing support
of LitvakSIG and our ongoing translation projects.

We are confident that your interest in family history research will allow
us to continue successful fundraising efforts during this difficult
economic time.

LitvakSIG had a very successful meeting at the conference in Philadelphia
and the feedback many of the board members received is most pleasing. You
all said our new website is wonderful and we owe our thanks to our webmaster
and board member Deena Berton. Many of you were somewhat incredulous at the
amount of and level of detail of the information on our finances presented
as our new Annual Report. We intend to present a similar report at future
conferences. For those of you who are dues paying members not in attendance
at this year's conference, this report will soon appear on the Members Only
website at www.litvaksig.com

I want to personally thank the 432 individuals who were dues paying members
as of the beginning of our SIG meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2009.
Several people joined by paying their dues online during the first few days
of the conference and 10 more paid their dues at the meeting just prior to
the completion of this year's election. We are on track to meet or surpass
last year's membership number of 482. Your dues payments help us pay the
administrative expenses we incur, which include telephonic board meetings
monthly, postage and shipping, bank and credit card fees, website hosting,
professional fees (accounting), insurance, and conference expenses (this
year we brought Regina Kopilevich >from Lithuania to speak at our luncheon
and give presentations during the conference).

We have established a separate fund for contributions specifically earmarked
to defray the costs of our newly designed website. Much of the time spent on
this redesign was donated by Deena Berton and her team of designers. Your
contributions to this account are tax deductible for US residents. If each
of you who use our website contributes $10 as a way of showing your thanks,
we would be grateful and would not have to use additional monies >from our
general fund to cover this ongoing expense. Since the new website is a work
in progress, please consider a contribution specifically for this purpose
each time you make a contribution to any of our projects or pay your dues.

If you are an employee or retiree of a company which offers a Matching
Grants program, please think of LitvakSIG when you make a contribution and /
or pay your dues. Think of this as found money for LitvakSIG. Sometimes an
amount as small as $25 is all it takes to get new records translated.

Special thanks to all the new members and first time conference goers who
sought me out in Philadelphia. It's wonderful to have met you. We were all
new researchers at one time and LitvakSIG is here to help you on your
successful journey learning about your families. Thank you to everyone who
is a contributor to any LitvakSIG project. All of you are special people and
vital to our future growth.

I met some long time SIG members and supporters for the first time this year
and look forward to meeting more of you at next year's conference in Los
Angeles. We are certainly an interesting, accomplished and friendly group.

Again, I thank you >from the bottom of my heart,

Eden Joachim
VP & Treasurer,
LitvakSIG


Congratulations to Michael Goldstein #france

Jeff at SG
 

I wish to add my congratulations to Michael Goldstein for his election as
the next president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies. This is an important precedent and, in my opinion, it is most
appropriate that such a precedent be set in a Jewish organization by a
person >from Israel. Bravo IAJGS and its membership.

Jeff Malka
"SephardicGen Resources" website: http://www.sephardicgen.com/
"SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen" website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic//


French SIG #France Congratulations to Michael Goldstein #france

Jeff at SG
 

I wish to add my congratulations to Michael Goldstein for his election as
the next president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical
Societies. This is an important precedent and, in my opinion, it is most
appropriate that such a precedent be set in a Jewish organization by a
person >from Israel. Bravo IAJGS and its membership.

Jeff Malka
"SephardicGen Resources" website: http://www.sephardicgen.com/
"SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen" website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic//


Re: Given name MYSL #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Sid Greenberg of Thornhill, Ontario wrote: "I found my father's ship line, there
he was with his family, and his name was Mysl. Has any one ever heard of this
name? We always knew his Hebrew name was Aron, and he was called Joseph."

We have had a number of replies - but why speculate? As he left the UK he
was called Michael. He appears to have a brother with a more puzzling name:
Uryph or Urysh? What was he called on arrival in Canada? Uryph appears as a
hit on a site called Wittipedia - another unknown to me!

Now you can all think of possible alternatives and once again miss Professor
Jerry Esterson.

Celia Male - London, U.K.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re:Given name MYSL #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Sid Greenberg of Thornhill, Ontario wrote: "I found my father's ship line, there
he was with his family, and his name was Mysl. Has any one ever heard of this
name? We always knew his Hebrew name was Aron, and he was called Joseph."

We have had a number of replies - but why speculate? As he left the UK he
was called Michael. He appears to have a brother with a more puzzling name:
Uryph or Urysh? What was he called on arrival in Canada? Uryph appears as a
hit on a site called Wittipedia - another unknown to me!

Now you can all think of possible alternatives and once again miss Professor
Jerry Esterson.

Celia Male - London, U.K.


Re: Given name MYSL #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

Also, this family is indexed on the popular UK migration
database under the name GREENBLATT, parents were Benj
and Leah. Children Wolf, Michael and Rachael. However,
Mysl is not indexed under that name.
No, but Michael is nine years old - using birth year 1902 exact in
Search terms - so I suggest he is the Mysl boy, name misheard or
misspellt on arrival.

Kirsten Gradel,
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name MYSL #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

Also, this family is indexed on the popular UK migration
database under the name GREENBLATT, parents were Benj
and Leah. Children Wolf, Michael and Rachael. However,
Mysl is not indexed under that name.
No, but Michael is nine years old - using birth year 1902 exact in
Search terms - so I suggest he is the Mysl boy, name misheard or
misspellt on arrival.

Kirsten Gradel,
Denmark


CZACKI, ARONOW from Kremenets, Ukraine - REDAK, PIWOWARSKI, from Suwalki, Poland #latinamerica

bupkes <bupkes@...>
 

Part of my family arrived to Buenos Aires in 1920-35 via Montevideo, and
because of that, apparently their entry to Argentina was not registered.
Thank you in advance for any comments or suggestion.

Pedro Czackis
Buenos Aires - Argentina


Latin America #LatinAmerica CZACKI, ARONOW from Kremenets, Ukraine - REDAK, PIWOWARSKI, from Suwalki, Poland #latinamerica

bupkes <bupkes@...>
 

Part of my family arrived to Buenos Aires in 1920-35 via Montevideo, and
because of that, apparently their entry to Argentina was not registered.
Thank you in advance for any comments or suggestion.

Pedro Czackis
Buenos Aires - Argentina


Michael Goldstein, President of IAJGS #galicia

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

The National Board of the Israel Genealogical Society and all of
its members congratulate our National President, Michael
Goldstein, on his election to the presidency of the the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

This is a history-making event, and one which we hope will set a
precedent, as it is the first time that this high position is
held by an Israeli. It highlights the fact that IAJGS is truly an
international association.

We at IGS are certain that Michael will breathe fresh air into
the organization, and wish him great success in his undertaking.

Billie Stein
President, Tel Aviv Branch
for The National Board - Israel Genealogical Society


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Michael Goldstein, President of IAJGS #galicia

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

The National Board of the Israel Genealogical Society and all of
its members congratulate our National President, Michael
Goldstein, on his election to the presidency of the the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

This is a history-making event, and one which we hope will set a
precedent, as it is the first time that this high position is
held by an Israeli. It highlights the fact that IAJGS is truly an
international association.

We at IGS are certain that Michael will breathe fresh air into
the organization, and wish him great success in his undertaking.

Billie Stein
President, Tel Aviv Branch
for The National Board - Israel Genealogical Society


Pronunciation Help #galicia

JudiZimmer
 

Even prior to attending the conference in Philadelphia, I knew
that I was mispronouncing many of the shtetls, towns and cities
in Poland. At the various presentations, I realized just how
incorrectly I was pronouncing them! Is there a resource on
JewishGen or any other website that lists them and includes the
phonetic pronunciation? Such a guide would, I believe, be very
helpful to those of us without familiarity of the Polish language.

Judi Zimmer


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Pronunciation Help #galicia

JudiZimmer
 

Even prior to attending the conference in Philadelphia, I knew
that I was mispronouncing many of the shtetls, towns and cities
in Poland. At the various presentations, I realized just how
incorrectly I was pronouncing them! Is there a resource on
JewishGen or any other website that lists them and includes the
phonetic pronunciation? Such a guide would, I believe, be very
helpful to those of us without familiarity of the Polish language.

Judi Zimmer


Google Maps updates its coverage of Ukraine #galicia

Brooke Schreier Ganz <asparagirl@...>
 

It looks like Google Maps has *finally* started including
detailed information for Ukraine!

Previously, Google Maps would only display for Ukraine the medium
and larger cities, the major highways, and the outlines of the
oblasts/districts. Now it looks as though all cities and towns
are marked, including some *very* small ones that were not listed
before, and all of them are now labeled in both the Roman
alphabet and in the Cyrillic alphabet. Additionally, more roads
have been added, and forests and parks are marked in green.

I have been unable to find a mention on any of the official
Google blogs of when exactly this update took place, but it must
have been sometime within the past 2-4 weeks at the most, as the
features were definitely not available before.

This level of map detail had been available for Poland for at
least a year and for Germany for at least two years; it's nice
to see Google expanding its coverage into more of Eastern Europe.

Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Google Maps updates its coverage of Ukraine #galicia

Brooke Schreier Ganz <asparagirl@...>
 

It looks like Google Maps has *finally* started including
detailed information for Ukraine!

Previously, Google Maps would only display for Ukraine the medium
and larger cities, the major highways, and the outlines of the
oblasts/districts. Now it looks as though all cities and towns
are marked, including some *very* small ones that were not listed
before, and all of them are now labeled in both the Roman
alphabet and in the Cyrillic alphabet. Additionally, more roads
have been added, and forests and parks are marked in green.

I have been unable to find a mention on any of the official
Google blogs of when exactly this update took place, but it must
have been sometime within the past 2-4 weeks at the most, as the
features were definitely not available before.

This level of map detail had been available for Poland for at
least a year and for Germany for at least two years; it's nice
to see Google expanding its coverage into more of Eastern Europe.

Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Yizkor Book Project - Help wanted #romania

bounce-1875787-772976@...
 

Shalom,

We (the Yizkor book Project) are suffering some growing pains and are
looking for some people who can help us grow and develop with greater
ease.

In particular, we are looking for:

An editor: A person with the necessary skills to check grammar and form
of text submissions.
A transliterations editor: A person who is familiar with transliteration
rules of Jewish names and/or is well equipped with reference books.
A htmler: A person who is familiar with the coding in the html language.

I would like to hear >from you if you a) Have these skills, b) Have good
organizational skills, c) Can volunteer some time to this, d) Understand
that your only "wage" will be the heartfelt thanks I will receive along
the way.

Thanking you in advance,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Romania SIG #Romania Yizkor Book Project - Help wanted #romania

bounce-1875787-772976@...
 

Shalom,

We (the Yizkor book Project) are suffering some growing pains and are
looking for some people who can help us grow and develop with greater
ease.

In particular, we are looking for:

An editor: A person with the necessary skills to check grammar and form
of text submissions.
A transliterations editor: A person who is familiar with transliteration
rules of Jewish names and/or is well equipped with reference books.
A htmler: A person who is familiar with the coding in the html language.

I would like to hear >from you if you a) Have these skills, b) Have good
organizational skills, c) Can volunteer some time to this, d) Understand
that your only "wage" will be the heartfelt thanks I will receive along
the way.

Thanking you in advance,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager