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Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition to come to London #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

The Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition that smashed attendance records
in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Israel will be put on in London. In a
move that destined to delight ex-Muizenbergers and other members of
the South African Jewish diaspora in Britain, the London Jewish
Cultural Centre at Ivy House, once home of the famous ballerina, Anna
Pavlova, is hosting the exhibition.

Memories of Muizenberg will be opened by Sir Jeremy Isaacs (legendary
TV producer responsible for creating the prize-winning "The World At
War" series) and introduced by Muizenberg-born Leonard Weinreich, on
May 21. Using personal photos and reminiscences, all focussed
on Muizenberg's Jewish community and the visitors who descended during
"The Season", carefully selected by Joy Kropman and her team, the
exhibition celebrates the period between 1900 and 1965 as "the brief
summer of South African Jewry".

If you, or anyone in the vicinity of London, wants further
information, e.g. about associated lectures, opening times etc, please
contact me privately. This will run >from 22 May until the 6th June.

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition to come to London #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

The Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition that smashed attendance records
in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Israel will be put on in London. In a
move that destined to delight ex-Muizenbergers and other members of
the South African Jewish diaspora in Britain, the London Jewish
Cultural Centre at Ivy House, once home of the famous ballerina, Anna
Pavlova, is hosting the exhibition.

Memories of Muizenberg will be opened by Sir Jeremy Isaacs (legendary
TV producer responsible for creating the prize-winning "The World At
War" series) and introduced by Muizenberg-born Leonard Weinreich, on
May 21. Using personal photos and reminiscences, all focussed
on Muizenberg's Jewish community and the visitors who descended during
"The Season", carefully selected by Joy Kropman and her team, the
exhibition celebrates the period between 1900 and 1965 as "the brief
summer of South African Jewry".

If you, or anyone in the vicinity of London, wants further
information, e.g. about associated lectures, opening times etc, please
contact me privately. This will run >from 22 May until the 6th June.

Saul Issroff


Seeking contact information for Jim Bennett, Israel #general

hollysolomon@...
 

Anyone have a current email for Jim Bennett in Israel? I found letters >from
him in my Grandpas genealogy files and want to get in touch. ISRAELSKI family.

Thx

Holly Solomon
hollysolomon at gmail dot com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking contact information for Jim Bennett, Israel #general

hollysolomon@...
 

Anyone have a current email for Jim Bennett in Israel? I found letters >from
him in my Grandpas genealogy files and want to get in touch. ISRAELSKI family.

Thx

Holly Solomon
hollysolomon at gmail dot com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately.


Update for the month of February, 2013 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

There is one section where I received very interesting material in February,
and posted recently at the Bessarabia SIG website, at Landsmanshaften
section: http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/Landsmanshaften.html

It is about First Kishinever Progressive Society of New York. You can see
now at the website the Program for 40th Anniversary Banquet, held on
November 22, 1947, the Jubilee Journal booklet commemorating the society's
40th Anniversary and also article written by Robin Leidner, whose
great-grandfather, Leon Weinshank, was an officer of the society. Thank you
to Robin Leindner for all that terrific documentation and photos >from the
society.

Please send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of
how to make our Bessarabia group better.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Update for the month of February, 2013 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

There is one section where I received very interesting material in February,
and posted recently at the Bessarabia SIG website, at Landsmanshaften
section: http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/Landsmanshaften.html

It is about First Kishinever Progressive Society of New York. You can see
now at the website the Program for 40th Anniversary Banquet, held on
November 22, 1947, the Jubilee Journal booklet commemorating the society's
40th Anniversary and also article written by Robin Leidner, whose
great-grandfather, Leon Weinshank, was an officer of the society. Thank you
to Robin Leindner for all that terrific documentation and photos >from the
society.

Please send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of
how to make our Bessarabia group better.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania.


Re: Gersig program at Boston Conference #germany

Evelyn Frybort <efrybort@...>
 

Moderator Note:
The Boston 2013 Program Committee has been requesting and
reviewing speaker and topic proposals since November 2012.
GerSIG has sent readers many reminders that suggestions are
needed for formal lectures and less formal "BOF" topic based meetings.
Deadlines for these proposals were announced frequently here and at
the Boston 2013 website.

The official formal program for 2013 was announced last week. It is still possible
to organize private, topic-based gatherings for Boston.

Proposals like the one below should be considered and sent to the
organizers of SLC 2014 according to the deadlines to be announced later.

That said, Roger Lustig and others *** will *** address Westpreussen and
Pommerania in Boston. Details to follow. MOD 1
========>

I shall be attending the Boston Conference and I shall be interested to hear
the latest on German Jewish research.
I would like to make a plea that former Prussia, specifically Westpreussen
and Pommerania be included in material that is addressed at the Conference.
I believe that this area has been largely overlooked, possibly because it is
presently part of Poland. Regards,

Evelyn Frybort, Sydney, Australia efrybort@optusnet.com.au


German SIG #Germany RE: Gersig program at Boston Conference #germany

Evelyn Frybort <efrybort@...>
 

Moderator Note:
The Boston 2013 Program Committee has been requesting and
reviewing speaker and topic proposals since November 2012.
GerSIG has sent readers many reminders that suggestions are
needed for formal lectures and less formal "BOF" topic based meetings.
Deadlines for these proposals were announced frequently here and at
the Boston 2013 website.

The official formal program for 2013 was announced last week. It is still possible
to organize private, topic-based gatherings for Boston.

Proposals like the one below should be considered and sent to the
organizers of SLC 2014 according to the deadlines to be announced later.

That said, Roger Lustig and others *** will *** address Westpreussen and
Pommerania in Boston. Details to follow. MOD 1
========>

I shall be attending the Boston Conference and I shall be interested to hear
the latest on German Jewish research.
I would like to make a plea that former Prussia, specifically Westpreussen
and Pommerania be included in material that is addressed at the Conference.
I believe that this area has been largely overlooked, possibly because it is
presently part of Poland. Regards,

Evelyn Frybort, Sydney, Australia efrybort@optusnet.com.au


Re: Request suggestions - German record collections to put on line #germany

Parkworth <parkworth@...>
 

Dear Roger
Thank you for your great work. Your question about a database to be
indexed. May I suggest that the 1939 Minority Census of Berlin to be
included. There is an LDS film for this census. Many years ago I viewed
this record and found family listed there. Best regards,

Rene Eisner, Melbourne, Australia

Roger Lustig, GerSIG Research Director wrote:
I need your help. In August, at the IAJGS conference in Boston, I plan to
give a talk on the NALDEX (surname-adoption lists) database and future
database projects for GerSIG.

Now, I can think of a hundred databases I'd like to see, but I can't wish
them into existence, nor can I create them all myself--not even if I work
full-time at them. That's where you come in. My questions to each of you:

--Is there a database you'd particularly like to have on line? What is it,
about how many records would it involve, and what makes it special to you?

--Have you created databases of genealogical info? If so, tell me about
them!

--Do you have particular skills that you could contribute to a project?
We need transcribers, proofreaders, people to gather raw data and more.


German SIG #Germany RE: Request suggestions - German record collections to put on line #germany

Parkworth <parkworth@...>
 

Dear Roger
Thank you for your great work. Your question about a database to be
indexed. May I suggest that the 1939 Minority Census of Berlin to be
included. There is an LDS film for this census. Many years ago I viewed
this record and found family listed there. Best regards,

Rene Eisner, Melbourne, Australia

Roger Lustig, GerSIG Research Director wrote:
I need your help. In August, at the IAJGS conference in Boston, I plan to
give a talk on the NALDEX (surname-adoption lists) database and future
database projects for GerSIG.

Now, I can think of a hundred databases I'd like to see, but I can't wish
them into existence, nor can I create them all myself--not even if I work
full-time at them. That's where you come in. My questions to each of you:

--Is there a database you'd particularly like to have on line? What is it,
about how many records would it involve, and what makes it special to you?

--Have you created databases of genealogical info? If so, tell me about
them!

--Do you have particular skills that you could contribute to a project?
We need transcribers, proofreaders, people to gather raw data and more.


New IGRA databases #general

Garri Regev
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has released nine
more databases - and there are now 100 databases in our collection.
Our newest databases are:

Cemetery of Tsofit
Ramot HaShavim Cemetery
Kfar Saba Geulim Cemetery
Patients at Misgav Ladach Hospital
Official Announcement about the election of the Sephardic Community
Guide to 100 years of Hebrew Theater 1889-1989
POWs >from Ein Zurim in the War of Independence, 1948
Purim contributions to the School for the Blind in Jerusalem
Voters' list for Local Council Rehovot

Registration on the IGRA website is free (genealogy.org.il) and the
databases are at: http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

The newest article on our website: "New Strategies in German Jewish
Research" by Karen Franklin.
http://genealogy.org.il/2013/02/14/new-strategies-in-german-jewish-research-by-karen-franklin/
[Moderator Note: shortened URL http://goo.gl/BYGtM ]

Some of the strategies mentioned are particular to German research
but many are universal and can benefit us all.

Happy Pesach!!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New IGRA databases #general

Garri Regev
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has released nine
more databases - and there are now 100 databases in our collection.
Our newest databases are:

Cemetery of Tsofit
Ramot HaShavim Cemetery
Kfar Saba Geulim Cemetery
Patients at Misgav Ladach Hospital
Official Announcement about the election of the Sephardic Community
Guide to 100 years of Hebrew Theater 1889-1989
POWs >from Ein Zurim in the War of Independence, 1948
Purim contributions to the School for the Blind in Jerusalem
Voters' list for Local Council Rehovot

Registration on the IGRA website is free (genealogy.org.il) and the
databases are at: http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

The newest article on our website: "New Strategies in German Jewish
Research" by Karen Franklin.
http://genealogy.org.il/2013/02/14/new-strategies-in-german-jewish-research-by-karen-franklin/
[Moderator Note: shortened URL http://goo.gl/BYGtM ]

Some of the strategies mentioned are particular to German research
but many are universal and can benefit us all.

Happy Pesach!!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA


ViewMate - 1903 Port of Philadelphia Manifest #general

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Dear Genners,

On the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the number VM 26621, I have
provided a view of a 1903 Port of Philadelphia Manifest.

[Moderator Note: http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=26621 ]

I have not been able to determine the names of the towns or cities listed
in the right hand column.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your efforts and help.

Walter Spector
Philadelphia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via the form in ViewMate or privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - 1903 Port of Philadelphia Manifest #general

WALTER SPECTOR
 

Dear Genners,

On the ViewMate Image Gallery page with the number VM 26621, I have
provided a view of a 1903 Port of Philadelphia Manifest.

[Moderator Note: http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=26621 ]

I have not been able to determine the names of the towns or cities listed
in the right hand column.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your efforts and help.

Walter Spector
Philadelphia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond via the form in ViewMate or privately.


Reminder: Stern Grant application deadline is approaching. #subcarpathia

Jeff at SG
 

REMINDER:

Did you enter your applications for the IAJGS Stern Grants (up to two
grants of $3,000 each)?

For more information about the grant, go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html

Submissions can be made online at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.html
Instructions can be found on the site.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Malka at Jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com

The deadline for nominations is midnight April 17, 2013 and is fast
approaching! Do not miss out.

2013 Stern Grant Committee
Jeff Malka jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com
Anne Feder Lee annefederlee@gmail.com
Arnon Hershkovitch arnonh@tx.technion.ac.il


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Reminder: Stern Grant application deadline is approaching. #subcarpathia

Jeff at SG
 

REMINDER:

Did you enter your applications for the IAJGS Stern Grants (up to two
grants of $3,000 each)?

For more information about the grant, go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html

Submissions can be made online at http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.html
Instructions can be found on the site.

Questions? Contact Jeffrey Malka at Jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com

The deadline for nominations is midnight April 17, 2013 and is fast
approaching! Do not miss out.

2013 Stern Grant Committee
Jeff Malka jeffmalka@SephardicGen.com
Anne Feder Lee annefederlee@gmail.com
Arnon Hershkovitch arnonh@tx.technion.ac.il


Irish Jewish Ancestors #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

There are many places to find information about Irish Jews and in the past
I have written about some of them on the JewishGen Digest and the JewishGen
Blog. Today, however, I provide another means of looking up Irish ancestors.
It is checking them out on Ancestry.com which not only has records >from
America, but those >from Ireland and other places as well.

This is not a comprehensive listing, but a snapshot of what you can find if
you have a mind to. I started by looking up my favorite search name of COHEN
and plugged in Dublin in the Ancestry.com search engine on its front page.
There I found some of the following:

Records - There are immigration records, particularly of individuals who
crossed over Canadian and Mexican borders. For instance, Leah and Alfred
Cohen arrived through Niagara Falls, NY, on September 23, 1929. Anna Cohen
Shiller arrived through Laredo, Texas on July 26, 1941. A number of the
Irish immigrants are listed as leaving >from the port of Queenstown, Ireland,
and others >from various ports in England such as Liverpool and Southampton.

In addition, there are naturalization records. One is Jacob Cohen who was
born in Dublin in 1899 and who lived in Baltimore, Maryland.

Another group of records are those >from Griffith's Valuation, 1848-1864. There,
I found Abraham Cohen, Esq., who had a residence in 1853 in Ranelegh, North, at
13 Ranelegh Road (west side) which was comprised of a house, office and small
garden.

Also, there is the England and Wales Probate Calendar, 1858-1966, which lists
Jane Cohen who died October 2, 1877, late of 67 Grafton-street, Dublin.

The great record sets are the Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1602-1911, where I
found Caroline Cohen, born April 16, 1880, the daughter of Abraham Cohen and
Henrietta Hamburgher; the Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index,
1845-1958, where I found David Isaac Cohen and Annie Leventon who married in
1882; and the Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958, where I found
Hyman Cohen (1876-1951).

Photographs - Not only did records pop up, but also photos of individuals as
well as tombstones in Dublin's Dolphin Barn Cemetery. For example, there is a
photo of Miriam Leah Cohen who married a Rosenberg and also found is her
tombstone with her dates of 1840-1913.

This give you some idea of what is available and there is so much more to wade
through. Good luck!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Irish Jewish Ancestors #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

There are many places to find information about Irish Jews and in the past
I have written about some of them on the JewishGen Digest and the JewishGen
Blog. Today, however, I provide another means of looking up Irish ancestors.
It is checking them out on Ancestry.com which not only has records >from
America, but those >from Ireland and other places as well.

This is not a comprehensive listing, but a snapshot of what you can find if
you have a mind to. I started by looking up my favorite search name of COHEN
and plugged in Dublin in the Ancestry.com search engine on its front page.
There I found some of the following:

Records - There are immigration records, particularly of individuals who
crossed over Canadian and Mexican borders. For instance, Leah and Alfred
Cohen arrived through Niagara Falls, NY, on September 23, 1929. Anna Cohen
Shiller arrived through Laredo, Texas on July 26, 1941. A number of the
Irish immigrants are listed as leaving >from the port of Queenstown, Ireland,
and others >from various ports in England such as Liverpool and Southampton.

In addition, there are naturalization records. One is Jacob Cohen who was
born in Dublin in 1899 and who lived in Baltimore, Maryland.

Another group of records are those >from Griffith's Valuation, 1848-1864. There,
I found Abraham Cohen, Esq., who had a residence in 1853 in Ranelegh, North, at
13 Ranelegh Road (west side) which was comprised of a house, office and small
garden.

Also, there is the England and Wales Probate Calendar, 1858-1966, which lists
Jane Cohen who died October 2, 1877, late of 67 Grafton-street, Dublin.

The great record sets are the Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1602-1911, where I
found Caroline Cohen, born April 16, 1880, the daughter of Abraham Cohen and
Henrietta Hamburgher; the Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index,
1845-1958, where I found David Isaac Cohen and Annie Leventon who married in
1882; and the Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958, where I found
Hyman Cohen (1876-1951).

Photographs - Not only did records pop up, but also photos of individuals as
well as tombstones in Dublin's Dolphin Barn Cemetery. For example, there is a
photo of Miriam Leah Cohen who married a Rosenberg and also found is her
tombstone with her dates of 1840-1913.

This give you some idea of what is available and there is so much more to wade
through. Good luck!!!

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: Naturalization in UK #general

ab.cohen@...
 

Henry Wellisch wrote:
I have a very distant relative who came to the UK >from Austria. I found
recently a note about his naturalization which shows a naturalization
cert. Nr.with issue an date of July 10, 1947. Would the certificate show
when he arrived in the UK and where I can get a copy of this certificate
and how much would this cost?
All the documentation should be available >from the National Archives at Kew
if you have the date and reference number. The papers should include details
of origin, length of stay in UK and where, spouse, children, assets and
income, ability to speak and understand English,etc plus character references
from friends or local dignitaries.
You might come up against a time limit as some are not accessible in which
case you have to apply to the Home Office for access. I had to do that to
get access to my g'father's documents and it took several months.

Alan Cohen
researching KUTNOWSKI & DEITSCH (gostynin, Plotz & Wloclawek, GLAZER
(Lipcani), KUNYEN (Vitepsk)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naturalization in UK #general

ab.cohen@...
 

Henry Wellisch wrote:
I have a very distant relative who came to the UK >from Austria. I found
recently a note about his naturalization which shows a naturalization
cert. Nr.with issue an date of July 10, 1947. Would the certificate show
when he arrived in the UK and where I can get a copy of this certificate
and how much would this cost?
All the documentation should be available >from the National Archives at Kew
if you have the date and reference number. The papers should include details
of origin, length of stay in UK and where, spouse, children, assets and
income, ability to speak and understand English,etc plus character references
from friends or local dignitaries.
You might come up against a time limit as some are not accessible in which
case you have to apply to the Home Office for access. I had to do that to
get access to my g'father's documents and it took several months.

Alan Cohen
researching KUTNOWSKI & DEITSCH (gostynin, Plotz & Wloclawek, GLAZER
(Lipcani), KUNYEN (Vitepsk)

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