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"Who Do You Think You Are?" to Premier March 5, 2010 ( USA) #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The long-awaited series, "Who Do You Think you Are"?, of interest to
genealogists in the US was announced by NBC today. (Ancestry.com is NBC's
official partner on the series.) It gives a personal look inside the family
history of some of today's celebrities.

It will premier on March 5, 2010, (8-9 PM Eastern Time zone) as part of
NBC's post-Winter Olympics primetime schedule. The press release issued by NBC
can be accessed here:
http://www.nbc.com/news/2010/01/14/nbc-presents-post-winter-olympics-
primetime-schedule-beginning-march-1/

Remember to convert the time for airing to your local time zone as the time
listed in the release is in Eastern Standard Time.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA
SEARCHING: FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland GUTFARB -
Zambrow,Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-
Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Szivdnik;
Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Who Do You Think You Are?" to Premier March 5, 2010 ( USA) #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The long-awaited series, "Who Do You Think you Are"?, of interest to
genealogists in the US was announced by NBC today. (Ancestry.com is NBC's
official partner on the series.) It gives a personal look inside the family
history of some of today's celebrities.

It will premier on March 5, 2010, (8-9 PM Eastern Time zone) as part of
NBC's post-Winter Olympics primetime schedule. The press release issued by NBC
can be accessed here:
http://www.nbc.com/news/2010/01/14/nbc-presents-post-winter-olympics-
primetime-schedule-beginning-march-1/

Remember to convert the time for airing to your local time zone as the time
listed in the release is in Eastern Standard Time.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA
SEARCHING: FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland GUTFARB -
Zambrow,Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania KLAJNMAN, SZLANG-
Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Szivdnik;
Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine


Re: Foreign surnames confuse registrars #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

AUBREY JACOBUS wrote on 13 jan 2010
In researching my wife's Dutch ancestry I was anxious to trace her
Dutch born great grandmother.
Fortunately all her children were born in UK so I believed that their
birth certificates would reveal her surname .
Unfortunately her name appeared as Rachel Wael,Vile,Wile, and Wiel in
respective birth certificates.
I was never able to find a marriage certificate either in UK or
Holland. A reasonable assumption was that
her name was Weil or Weijl but no trace of an appropriate person could
be found.
After many years and in I desparation I tracked through all the
Rachlel V.. or W .. in the Amsterdam Population Register 1851 in
Dutchjewry.org and spotted Rachel VIOOL was a perfect fit.
The Rotterdam register shows a marriage on 27-01-1875 of
Rachel Viool born in Amsterdam 28 years before, this being about 1847:

Bruidegom Adolf Velt Weesp 28
Vader Jacob Ruben Velt
Moeder Betje Manus Ventreloque
Bruid Rachel Viool Amsterdam 28
Vader Meijer Isaac Viool
Moeder Judic Hijman Bonnewit
Plaats Rotterdam
Huwelijksdatum 27-01-1875

Her father was a Viool ["violin"] himself,
her mother-in-law would be a French "ventriloquist".

Does this "sound" better?

Two younger brothers of Rachel were born in Rotterdam,
their parents reached the ages of 84 and 81.

The Velt-viool family got 8 children in Rotterdam,
of which at least 2 were murdered in/around Auschwitz.

See also:
<http://akevoth.org/genealogy/deleeuwe/479.htm>
<http://www.levie-kanes.com/new-website/famtree/f_16b5.htm#8>

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Foreign surnames confuse registrars #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

AUBREY JACOBUS wrote on 13 jan 2010
In researching my wife's Dutch ancestry I was anxious to trace her
Dutch born great grandmother.
Fortunately all her children were born in UK so I believed that their
birth certificates would reveal her surname .
Unfortunately her name appeared as Rachel Wael,Vile,Wile, and Wiel in
respective birth certificates.
I was never able to find a marriage certificate either in UK or
Holland. A reasonable assumption was that
her name was Weil or Weijl but no trace of an appropriate person could
be found.
After many years and in I desparation I tracked through all the
Rachlel V.. or W .. in the Amsterdam Population Register 1851 in
Dutchjewry.org and spotted Rachel VIOOL was a perfect fit.
The Rotterdam register shows a marriage on 27-01-1875 of
Rachel Viool born in Amsterdam 28 years before, this being about 1847:

Bruidegom Adolf Velt Weesp 28
Vader Jacob Ruben Velt
Moeder Betje Manus Ventreloque
Bruid Rachel Viool Amsterdam 28
Vader Meijer Isaac Viool
Moeder Judic Hijman Bonnewit
Plaats Rotterdam
Huwelijksdatum 27-01-1875

Her father was a Viool ["violin"] himself,
her mother-in-law would be a French "ventriloquist".

Does this "sound" better?

Two younger brothers of Rachel were born in Rotterdam,
their parents reached the ages of 84 and 81.

The Velt-viool family got 8 children in Rotterdam,
of which at least 2 were murdered in/around Auschwitz.

See also:
<http://akevoth.org/genealogy/deleeuwe/479.htm>
<http://www.levie-kanes.com/new-website/famtree/f_16b5.htm#8>

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


YIVO: A Lesser Evil: Jewish-Lithuanian Political Cooperation at the Beginning of the 20th Century #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul65@...>
 

A Lesser Evil: Jewish-Lithuanian Political Cooperation at the
Beginning of the 20th Century
YIVO NY
TUESDAY 19 JANUARY | 3PM MARIA SALIT-GITELSON TELL MEMORIAL LECTURE
Dr. Darius Staliunas, Deputy director, Lithuanian Institute of History

Dr. Staliunas will discuss how Lithuanian politicians tried to build
relations with Jews at the beginning of the 20th century; how
Lithuanian-Jewish relations developed after the First World War; how
Lithuania's future was designed by various Jewish political movements;
and how the "Polish factor" and the German occupation influenced
Lithuanian-Jewish relations.
Admission: Free
RSVP: www.yivo.org/reservations

Saul Issroff (London)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is located
at 15 W. 16th Street, New York, in the Center for Jewish History.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania YIVO: A Lesser Evil: Jewish-Lithuanian Political Cooperation at the Beginning of the 20th Century #lithuania

Saul Issroff <saul65@...>
 

A Lesser Evil: Jewish-Lithuanian Political Cooperation at the
Beginning of the 20th Century
YIVO NY
TUESDAY 19 JANUARY | 3PM MARIA SALIT-GITELSON TELL MEMORIAL LECTURE
Dr. Darius Staliunas, Deputy director, Lithuanian Institute of History

Dr. Staliunas will discuss how Lithuanian politicians tried to build
relations with Jews at the beginning of the 20th century; how
Lithuanian-Jewish relations developed after the First World War; how
Lithuania's future was designed by various Jewish political movements;
and how the "Polish factor" and the German occupation influenced
Lithuanian-Jewish relations.
Admission: Free
RSVP: www.yivo.org/reservations

Saul Issroff (London)

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is located
at 15 W. 16th Street, New York, in the Center for Jewish History.


Radio interview with Arlene Beare #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear Latvia Genners,

Radio interview with Arlene Beare on 101.9 CHAI FM.

I am sure all of you know Arlene Beare and will be interested in an
interview with Arlene, who will be the special guest on the radio show

".....The Rest is History"
Sunday night, January 17th, 2010,
with Ronnie Mink.

Arlene Beare is the former President of the JewishGen Latvia Special
Interest Group (SIG) and also Past Chairman of the JGSGB (Jewish
Genenealogical Society of Great Britain).

Arlene is widely acknowledged as an authority, not only in the field
of genealogy in general, but especially in the history of the
Baltic States and Latvia in particular. She has an acute knowledge of
the Archival holdings in Riga and was responsible (together with
Constance Whippman) for their translation and incorporation into the
ALL Latvia Database (now known as the Jewishgen Latvia Database). She
was also the moderator of the Latvia SIG discussion group for many
years and is still the webmaster of the Riga and Jekabpils Shtetlinks
Webpages.

Arlene is also the author of "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and
Estonia" published by the JGSGB. She is extremely articulate and obviously
a mine of information. Arlene will not only deal with all aspects of
Genealogical research in Latvia but will also explore the particular and
fascinating history of the Jewish presence in Latvia.

To tune in to this discussion >from anywhere in the world via audio-streaming,
simply go to 101.9 Chai FM's website at <http://www.chaifm.com> and follow
the simple instructions on their website.

You are also welcome to call into the show:
+27 11 6403823 (international callers)
0861CHAIFM / 0861 242436 (local South African callers)

Date : Sunday, January 17th 2010
Time :
18:00 - 20:00 local South African time, (GMT + 2 hours) and in Israel,
16:00 - 18:00 in the UK,
11:00 - 13:00 EST.USA

Best regards
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
elsebeth@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Radio interview with Arlene Beare #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

Dear Latvia Genners,

Radio interview with Arlene Beare on 101.9 CHAI FM.

I am sure all of you know Arlene Beare and will be interested in an
interview with Arlene, who will be the special guest on the radio show

".....The Rest is History"
Sunday night, January 17th, 2010,
with Ronnie Mink.

Arlene Beare is the former President of the JewishGen Latvia Special
Interest Group (SIG) and also Past Chairman of the JGSGB (Jewish
Genenealogical Society of Great Britain).

Arlene is widely acknowledged as an authority, not only in the field
of genealogy in general, but especially in the history of the
Baltic States and Latvia in particular. She has an acute knowledge of
the Archival holdings in Riga and was responsible (together with
Constance Whippman) for their translation and incorporation into the
ALL Latvia Database (now known as the Jewishgen Latvia Database). She
was also the moderator of the Latvia SIG discussion group for many
years and is still the webmaster of the Riga and Jekabpils Shtetlinks
Webpages.

Arlene is also the author of "A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and
Estonia" published by the JGSGB. She is extremely articulate and obviously
a mine of information. Arlene will not only deal with all aspects of
Genealogical research in Latvia but will also explore the particular and
fascinating history of the Jewish presence in Latvia.

To tune in to this discussion >from anywhere in the world via audio-streaming,
simply go to 101.9 Chai FM's website at <http://www.chaifm.com> and follow
the simple instructions on their website.

You are also welcome to call into the show:
+27 11 6403823 (international callers)
0861CHAIFM / 0861 242436 (local South African callers)

Date : Sunday, January 17th 2010
Time :
18:00 - 20:00 local South African time, (GMT + 2 hours) and in Israel,
16:00 - 18:00 in the UK,
11:00 - 13:00 EST.USA

Best regards
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
elsebeth@...


Re: Name adoption #galicia

Peter Bein <thinkbig@...>
 

On the topic of names, I heard a story that the rabbinic
community got involved at the time that the authorities in
Galicia began to require Jews to have last names. It seems
like, almost as a protest, the rabbis gave their followers
colors as last names. - Gelb, Blau Weis, Schwartz, etc. I
was wondering if anyone had heard the same.

Peter Bein
Atlanta, GA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Name adoption #galicia

Peter Bein <thinkbig@...>
 

On the topic of names, I heard a story that the rabbinic
community got involved at the time that the authorities in
Galicia began to require Jews to have last names. It seems
like, almost as a protest, the rabbis gave their followers
colors as last names. - Gelb, Blau Weis, Schwartz, etc. I
was wondering if anyone had heard the same.

Peter Bein
Atlanta, GA


Hedwig from Euskirchen and Jo KERSJES, Den Haag #general

Mrs Shulamit B Spain-Gayer <castaneye@...>
 

I awant to get in touch with the descendants of Hedwig who came >from
Euskirchen and was a good friend of Billa Schneider. She married Jo
KERSJES and in the 1960ies and 70ies used to live in Larensestraat and
Willem Dreespark, flat Brugzicht, in the Hague. She had one daughter
?Edith? and there was a Hans and a Jacqueline. There are grandchildren.

Shulamit Spain, Glasgow


Re: Can anyone help with look up at Stadsarchief Amsterdam #general

Allan Blacher <allanblacher@...>
 

On 15 Jan, 00:06, topaz2...@... (Marcy Zaslow) wrote:
If there is someone in the Amsterdam area who could be of assistance, I am
trying to find the marriage of my Great Grandfather Mozes Elias VAN ES b. 1832
to Vrouwtje Meijer CITROEN. ... I would be completely grateful if anyone who is
going to the Stadsarchief could find these for me.

Marcy,
Apologies if you have already looked but have you checked the
databases at http://dutchjewry.org/search/search.htm?
Best of luck
Allan Blacher


Disappointment via facebook #general

Jacqueline DAVIS <jdavis318@...>
 

In case I missed anyone, I want to thank everyone who replied to my posting
regarding my disappointment on Facebook. I tried to reply to everyone
individually.

I received some lovely e-mails >from people who have the same problem. I am
hoping that one day someone in the family may want to know more.

Once again my thanks to everyone to replied.

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hedwig from Euskirchen and Jo KERSJES, Den Haag #general

Mrs Shulamit B Spain-Gayer <castaneye@...>
 

I awant to get in touch with the descendants of Hedwig who came >from
Euskirchen and was a good friend of Billa Schneider. She married Jo
KERSJES and in the 1960ies and 70ies used to live in Larensestraat and
Willem Dreespark, flat Brugzicht, in the Hague. She had one daughter
?Edith? and there was a Hans and a Jacqueline. There are grandchildren.

Shulamit Spain, Glasgow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Can anyone help with look up at Stadsarchief Amsterdam #general

Allan Blacher <allanblacher@...>
 

On 15 Jan, 00:06, topaz2...@... (Marcy Zaslow) wrote:
If there is someone in the Amsterdam area who could be of assistance, I am
trying to find the marriage of my Great Grandfather Mozes Elias VAN ES b. 1832
to Vrouwtje Meijer CITROEN. ... I would be completely grateful if anyone who is
going to the Stadsarchief could find these for me.

Marcy,
Apologies if you have already looked but have you checked the
databases at http://dutchjewry.org/search/search.htm?
Best of luck
Allan Blacher


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Disappointment via facebook #general

Jacqueline DAVIS <jdavis318@...>
 

In case I missed anyone, I want to thank everyone who replied to my posting
regarding my disappointment on Facebook. I tried to reply to everyone
individually.

I received some lovely e-mails >from people who have the same problem. I am
hoping that one day someone in the family may want to know more.

Once again my thanks to everyone to replied.

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada


Brighton-Hove History Centre Not Closing (Great Britain) #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

I recently reported to this forum that the Brighton and Hove City Council
(Great Britain) was planning on closing the Brighton Hove History Centre as
a cost saving proposal. It was announced in The Argus, that the
Brighton and Hove City Council was scrapping its cost-cutting proposal to
close the public archive. To read the Argus article see:
http://tinyurl.com/y9azax6

The City Council headed the pressure put on by the public and a petition on
the council's website.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


HIATT Researchers #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Is anyone researching a HIATT (sp) family?
I have Esther a.k.a Sarah nee HIATT born around 1873
in 'Russia' and passed away in London, 1932.
Her Hebrew name is Esther daughter of Zanvel.

Please contact me on a1steve@...

Many thanks

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane
Searching;BRESNARK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,
DAVIDOVITCH,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,
HARYUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,LEBIS,OGIN,ORGIN,
POLIAKOFF,RABIN,RABINOVITCH,RANDALL,
RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brighton-Hove History Centre Not Closing (Great Britain) #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

I recently reported to this forum that the Brighton and Hove City Council
(Great Britain) was planning on closing the Brighton Hove History Centre as
a cost saving proposal. It was announced in The Argus, that the
Brighton and Hove City Council was scrapping its cost-cutting proposal to
close the public archive. To read the Argus article see:
http://tinyurl.com/y9azax6

The City Council headed the pressure put on by the public and a petition on
the council's website.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HIATT Researchers #general

a1steve's rubbish removals <a1steve@...>
 

Dear All

Is anyone researching a HIATT (sp) family?
I have Esther a.k.a Sarah nee HIATT born around 1873
in 'Russia' and passed away in London, 1932.
Her Hebrew name is Esther daughter of Zanvel.

Please contact me on a1steve@...

Many thanks

Naomi Ogin
Brisbane
Searching;BRESNARK,CHERNOSKY,CHORGAN,
DAVIDOVITCH,DOMANIS,GOLDWITZ,GREENBERG,
HARYUDAH,HIATT,HUNT,LEBIS,OGIN,ORGIN,
POLIAKOFF,RABIN,RABINOVITCH,RANDALL,
RESNICK,RUBINSTEIN,TISMAN,TISHMAN,WILSON,WOLFSON