Date   

archivist on a bicycle #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Five hundred people so far have downloaded ARCHIVIST ON A BICYCLE, the
book of tributes to Jiri Fiedler. You can download it free of charge
to you Kindled iPad or computer. Please have a look!

-- Helen

www.helenepstein.com


JewishGen Offers Class: Independent Study Aug 1-Aug 30 2015 #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is offering Independent Study August 1-30.

If you have a project you would love to work on with individualized
instruction...JewishGen Education offers a wide range of problem
solving solutions >from techniques to resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/
Education that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.
Course Description: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Tuition: $150
Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com


Yizkor Book Project, July 2015 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I was very pleased to meet up with quite a number of people at the IAJGS
conference, particularly at the Yizkor Book BOF meeting, and am happy that I
now have real faces and personalities to go with the many emails that have
passed between us over the years. I'm hoping that the BOF meeting and the
one-on-one meetings that took place during it, will be a catalyst for some
new future Yizkor Book projects.

Last month I proudly announced that the Yizkor Book Project was presented
with a complete translation of "Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance
and a monument" and this month, I am also proud to announce that Gregory
Krutoyarsky took on the very welcome initiative of translating this same
book into Russian and this translation is now available online. This
translation definitely goes with our aim of allowing a wider as possible
public to read the Yizkor books online and we do have quite a few
translations available in other languages such as French, Hebrew & Polish
to widen the exposure to these books which contain unique information of the
Jewish communities that existed before the Holocaust.

And further on full books, Jack Ekstein, who is the president of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft in Melbourne, Australia, has kindly presented the
Yizkor Book Project with an electronic version of the "Pabianice Book" that
his organization has published. The "Pabianice Book" is a full translation
of the original Hebrew and Yiddish Pabianice Yizkor book and the first
sections of this book have now been available online in the Yizkor Book
site. Last month, we also gratefully received a compilation by Bill Liebner
on the Zabrze, Poland community and the first sections of this book are also
now available online. There are now quite a few complete books that we have
been received and we're in the slow process of adding them online, chapter
by chapter, until they too are completely online.

It seems that after every monthly report, I receive messages >from people
saying they have seen a table of contents in a particular Yizkor Book
project but have no option of reading the translations. I regularly explain
that only articles with blue links have translations to go with them and
that where there are no links, this is because no volunteer has stepped
forward to coordinate the translation of the particular book and/or article.
I explain that all the projects in the Yizkor Book site develop with
translations provided by volunteers or financial support >from generous
donors who allow us to carry out the professional translation of these
books. If you see that the community you are interested in has no or few
translations available, I invite you to check if a Translations Fund is
available (link below) or contact myself to see how we can set up a
Translations Fund for the community you are interested in.

Now to facts and figures for July.

During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Golyn, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kal190.html

- Gorlice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol3_00093.html

- Ternivka, Ukraine (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a
monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/TernovkaR.html [Russian]

We have continued to updated 25 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Budanov, Ukraine (Book of Budzanow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Budanov/Budanov.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Druya, Belarus (The book of Druya and the communities of Miory, Druysk and
Leonpol) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Druya/Druya.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lask, Poland (Memorial Book of Lask)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lask/Lask.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Nowy Targ, Poland (Remembrance Book of Nowy Targ and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_targ/nowy_targ.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Przytyk, Poland (Przytyk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przytyk/przytyk.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Soklowa Podlaski, Poland (Memorial book Sokolow-Podlask)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokolowa_podlaski/Sokolowa_podlaski.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Strzyzow, Poland (The book of Strzyzow and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Strzyzow/Strzyzow.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Wlodawa, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Vlodava and region)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wlodawa/wlodowa.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


trial from Jerusalem Post #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

for those of you who asked about Fiedler's murderer:


http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Murderer-of-historian-of-Czech-Jewry-goes-on-trial-410413


Helen Epstein
--
Reviewer, ArtsFuse.org
www.helenepstein.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech archivist on a bicycle #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Five hundred people so far have downloaded ARCHIVIST ON A BICYCLE, the
book of tributes to Jiri Fiedler. You can download it free of charge
to you Kindled iPad or computer. Please have a look!

-- Helen

www.helenepstein.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Offers Class: Independent Study Aug 1-Aug 30 2015 #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is offering Independent Study August 1-30.

If you have a project you would love to work on with individualized
instruction...JewishGen Education offers a wide range of problem
solving solutions >from techniques to resources.

The JewishGen Forum is a private Internet site through JewishGen/
Education that offers one-on-one instruction and is open 24/7.
Course Description: http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Tuition: $150
Nancy Holden
Email Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, July 2015 #austria-czech

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I was very pleased to meet up with quite a number of people at the IAJGS
conference, particularly at the Yizkor Book BOF meeting, and am happy that I
now have real faces and personalities to go with the many emails that have
passed between us over the years. I'm hoping that the BOF meeting and the
one-on-one meetings that took place during it, will be a catalyst for some
new future Yizkor Book projects.

Last month I proudly announced that the Yizkor Book Project was presented
with a complete translation of "Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance
and a monument" and this month, I am also proud to announce that Gregory
Krutoyarsky took on the very welcome initiative of translating this same
book into Russian and this translation is now available online. This
translation definitely goes with our aim of allowing a wider as possible
public to read the Yizkor books online and we do have quite a few
translations available in other languages such as French, Hebrew & Polish
to widen the exposure to these books which contain unique information of the
Jewish communities that existed before the Holocaust.

And further on full books, Jack Ekstein, who is the president of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft in Melbourne, Australia, has kindly presented the
Yizkor Book Project with an electronic version of the "Pabianice Book" that
his organization has published. The "Pabianice Book" is a full translation
of the original Hebrew and Yiddish Pabianice Yizkor book and the first
sections of this book have now been available online in the Yizkor Book
site. Last month, we also gratefully received a compilation by Bill Liebner
on the Zabrze, Poland community and the first sections of this book are also
now available online. There are now quite a few complete books that we have
been received and we're in the slow process of adding them online, chapter
by chapter, until they too are completely online.

It seems that after every monthly report, I receive messages >from people
saying they have seen a table of contents in a particular Yizkor Book
project but have no option of reading the translations. I regularly explain
that only articles with blue links have translations to go with them and
that where there are no links, this is because no volunteer has stepped
forward to coordinate the translation of the particular book and/or article.
I explain that all the projects in the Yizkor Book site develop with
translations provided by volunteers or financial support >from generous
donors who allow us to carry out the professional translation of these
books. If you see that the community you are interested in has no or few
translations available, I invite you to check if a Translations Fund is
available (link below) or contact myself to see how we can set up a
Translations Fund for the community you are interested in.

Now to facts and figures for July.

During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Golyn, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kal190.html

- Gorlice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol3_00093.html

- Ternivka, Ukraine (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a
monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/TernovkaR.html [Russian]

We have continued to updated 25 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Budanov, Ukraine (Book of Budzanow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Budanov/Budanov.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Druya, Belarus (The book of Druya and the communities of Miory, Druysk and
Leonpol) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Druya/Druya.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Lask, Poland (Memorial Book of Lask)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lask/Lask.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Nowy Targ, Poland (Remembrance Book of Nowy Targ and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_targ/nowy_targ.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Przytyk, Poland (Przytyk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przytyk/przytyk.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Soklowa Podlaski, Poland (Memorial book Sokolow-Podlask)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokolowa_podlaski/Sokolowa_podlaski.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Strzyzow, Poland (The book of Strzyzow and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Strzyzow/Strzyzow.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Wlodawa, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Vlodava and region)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wlodawa/wlodowa.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fwd: trial from Jerusalem Post #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

for those of you who asked about Fiedler's murderer:


http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Murderer-of-historian-of-Czech-Jewry-goes-on-trial-410413


Helen Epstein
--
Reviewer, ArtsFuse.org
www.helenepstein.com


JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized August 10 - August 31, 2015

Due to large number of interested Genners this class is being
offered again. It is free to those of you who have contributed
$100. to the General Fund in the past 12 months. It is now open
for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@interserv.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized August 10 - August 31, 2015

Due to large number of interested Genners this class is being
offered again. It is free to those of you who have contributed
$100. to the General Fund in the past 12 months. It is now open
for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@interserv.com


"Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation, 1837-1840" database #ukraine

Charles WALOWITZ
 

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce the completion of our project. The
"Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation, 1837-1840" database is
live and public on JewishGen.

Here is this dataset's introductory description file:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/Relocation1837.htm

This database contains information about 5,872 Jews who relocated
from towns in Courland to agricultural colonies in Kherson Gubernia
in 1837 and 1840.

The documents were handwritten in Russian, and reference the years
1837 and 1840. The documents cover all the major towns in Courland
Gubernia â?? Bausk, Friedrichstadt, Gazenpot, Goldingen, Grobin,
Jakobshtat, Libava, Mitava, Pilten, Polangen, Tuckum, and Vindava.
Unfortunately, these documents do not specify to which of the Kherson
colonies these Jews relocated.

These records were photocopied by the Latvian National Archives
(Latvijas Nacionālais Arhčvs) at the request of the JewishGen
Ukraine SIG.


Sylvia Waibsnaider Walowitz

Waibschnaider (Yampol Ukraine),
Perman, Minond, Grinker, Liponevzky (Novopoltavka, Ukraine)
Kozodoy (Pokatilovo, Ukraine)
Shurkhin, Schurjin, Elimelech (Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine)
All of the above in Argentina
Walowitz, Seltzer, Saltzman, Behr (Ukraine)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine "Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation, 1837-1840" database #ukraine

Charles WALOWITZ
 

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce the completion of our project. The
"Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation, 1837-1840" database is
live and public on JewishGen.

Here is this dataset's introductory description file:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/Relocation1837.htm

This database contains information about 5,872 Jews who relocated
from towns in Courland to agricultural colonies in Kherson Gubernia
in 1837 and 1840.

The documents were handwritten in Russian, and reference the years
1837 and 1840. The documents cover all the major towns in Courland
Gubernia â?? Bausk, Friedrichstadt, Gazenpot, Goldingen, Grobin,
Jakobshtat, Libava, Mitava, Pilten, Polangen, Tuckum, and Vindava.
Unfortunately, these documents do not specify to which of the Kherson
colonies these Jews relocated.

These records were photocopied by the Latvian National Archives
(Latvijas Nacionālais Arhčvs) at the request of the JewishGen
Ukraine SIG.


Sylvia Waibsnaider Walowitz

Waibschnaider (Yampol Ukraine),
Perman, Minond, Grinker, Liponevzky (Novopoltavka, Ukraine)
Kozodoy (Pokatilovo, Ukraine)
Shurkhin, Schurjin, Elimelech (Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine)
All of the above in Argentina
Walowitz, Seltzer, Saltzman, Behr (Ukraine)


(EU) Google Refuses to Comply With French Data Protection Agency Requiring Right to Be Forgotten to be Global #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Last month on this discussion list I posted about the French Data Protection
Agency, CNIL, ordering Google to globally "delist" links when requested to
do so by the subject of the link- even when the linked story is true. The
"delinking" according to the CNIL should remove links on all of the search
engines' sites, including those outside of the European Union (EU)-such as
Google.com in the US or Google.ca in Canada or Google.com/au in Australia .
They gave Google 15 days to comply or sanctions would be imposed. France is
the first country to open a potential sanctions process against Google if
its practices are not changed.

Google has refused to comply and is appealing the CNIL ruling. Google does
not agree with the CNIL's assertion of global authority. CNIL has two months
to decide on the appeal. The CNIL says they are looking legally at the issue
while Google is looking at it politically. Google warned applying the
"right to be forgotten" globally would trigger a "race to the bottom" and
the "Internet would only be as free as the world's least free place".
Google believes that "no one country should have the authority to control
what content someone in a second country can access".

To read more about Google's decision to not comply with their CNIL ruling
see:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/30/google-france-idUSL5N10A62X20150730

To read Google's blog post about this see:

http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.de/2015/07/implementing-european-not-glob
al-right.html

Thank you to David Ockene, member of IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring
Committee for informing us about the Google decision.

History

The French ruling stems >from a 2014 EU Court of Justice ruling that European
Union residents could ask search engines such as Google to delete links to
articles that the person felt were out of date, inflammatory, excessive or
irrelevant. According to its transparency report, Google received more than
a quarter of a million removal requests. It has accepted about 41 percent of
them.

This issue has been reported on previously and past postings on the topic of
"right to be forgotten" may be found in the archives of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert. To access the archives go to: access the archives-

http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Genealogists are very concerned about the potential loss of access to links
that might help them with researching their family history and the history
of their ancestral towns.

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (EU) Google Refuses to Comply With French Data Protection Agency Requiring Right to Be Forgotten to be Global #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Last month on this discussion list I posted about the French Data Protection
Agency, CNIL, ordering Google to globally "delist" links when requested to
do so by the subject of the link- even when the linked story is true. The
"delinking" according to the CNIL should remove links on all of the search
engines' sites, including those outside of the European Union (EU)-such as
Google.com in the US or Google.ca in Canada or Google.com/au in Australia .
They gave Google 15 days to comply or sanctions would be imposed. France is
the first country to open a potential sanctions process against Google if
its practices are not changed.

Google has refused to comply and is appealing the CNIL ruling. Google does
not agree with the CNIL's assertion of global authority. CNIL has two months
to decide on the appeal. The CNIL says they are looking legally at the issue
while Google is looking at it politically. Google warned applying the
"right to be forgotten" globally would trigger a "race to the bottom" and
the "Internet would only be as free as the world's least free place".
Google believes that "no one country should have the authority to control
what content someone in a second country can access".

To read more about Google's decision to not comply with their CNIL ruling
see:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/30/google-france-idUSL5N10A62X20150730

To read Google's blog post about this see:

http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.de/2015/07/implementing-european-not-glob
al-right.html

Thank you to David Ockene, member of IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring
Committee for informing us about the Google decision.

History

The French ruling stems >from a 2014 EU Court of Justice ruling that European
Union residents could ask search engines such as Google to delete links to
articles that the person felt were out of date, inflammatory, excessive or
irrelevant. According to its transparency report, Google received more than
a quarter of a million removal requests. It has accepted about 41 percent of
them.

This issue has been reported on previously and past postings on the topic of
"right to be forgotten" may be found in the archives of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert. To access the archives go to: access the archives-

http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be
a registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow
the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized.

Genealogists are very concerned about the potential loss of access to links
that might help them with researching their family history and the history
of their ancestral towns.

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(US) National Archives Requesting Feedback on Renewal Agreement with Ancestry.com and Fold3.com #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives (NARA) has had a partnership for digitization
projects with public, private, non-profit, educational an government
institutions for a number of years. NARA has had such a partnership with
Ancestry.com since 2008 and with its sister company, Fold 3.com since 2007.
It is obvious >from the statistics that many people use this service. For
example in June 2015, NARA received 8.8 million views on Ancestry.com and
2.5 million on Fold3.com.

NARA is renewing their partnership agreement with both Ancestry.com and
Fold3.com and welcomes public feedback. The agreement is available for
public review and comment on
http://www.archives.gov/digitization/partnerships.html
(be aware that all the NARA agreements are located on this page, not just
Ancestry.com and Fold 3.com.). Note there are new provisions to the
agreement which can be read on NARAtions, the NARA blog which may be read
at: http://tinyurl.com/npqpt2v
Original url:
http://narations.blogs.archives.gov/2015/07/31/ancestry-com-partnership-agre
ement-for-public-comment/

If you would like to submit comments you can email them to:
digitization@nara.gov

The comment time expires on August 21, 2015.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Requesting Feedback on Renewal Agreement with Ancestry.com and Fold3.com #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives (NARA) has had a partnership for digitization
projects with public, private, non-profit, educational an government
institutions for a number of years. NARA has had such a partnership with
Ancestry.com since 2008 and with its sister company, Fold 3.com since 2007.
It is obvious >from the statistics that many people use this service. For
example in June 2015, NARA received 8.8 million views on Ancestry.com and
2.5 million on Fold3.com.

NARA is renewing their partnership agreement with both Ancestry.com and
Fold3.com and welcomes public feedback. The agreement is available for
public review and comment on
http://www.archives.gov/digitization/partnerships.html
(be aware that all the NARA agreements are located on this page, not just
Ancestry.com and Fold 3.com.). Note there are new provisions to the
agreement which can be read on NARAtions, the NARA blog which may be read
at: http://tinyurl.com/npqpt2v
Original url:
http://narations.blogs.archives.gov/2015/07/31/ancestry-com-partnership-agre
ement-for-public-comment/

If you would like to submit comments you can email them to:
digitization@nara.gov

The comment time expires on August 21, 2015.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Multiple families in one household in Lithuanian revision list #general

Matt Tucker
 

(Please note this is a reposting >from the Litvak SIG digest)

I am researching my family's records >from Pasvalys and Pumpian
Lithuania and am wondering if anyone has come across census records
where there are many families in one address. Sometimes they are
listed with multiple last names or hyphenated last names. Does anyone
know if this is because many families were trying to settle a new
community? Were there communal farms?

In our case, there is a record with a family with the last name Zaidel
and then a bunch of people with the last name "Zaidel Beker" who are
all deceased. We are viewing the record on Ancestry.com You can view
a screenshot of what we're seeing here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b08o8g4q4dlg291/Screenshot%202015-07-29%2011.11.54.png?dl=0

Another example is here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmeksv8i8jmx7mv/Screenshot%202015-07-29%2011.13.53.png?dl=0

Why are there three last names? Were the families intermarried? Does
the order of the names matter? Also, when I search the JewishGen
database, it does not the families in one household.

I know this is a complex question, we're just trying to understand if
anyone else has encountered this and if they have any insights.
Thanks!

Matt Tucker
Burlington, VT
Searching TOKAR and BEKER in Lithuania
DRAGUNSKII (DRAGON) in Ukraine/Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Multiple families in one household in Lithuanian revision list #general

Matt Tucker
 

(Please note this is a reposting >from the Litvak SIG digest)

I am researching my family's records >from Pasvalys and Pumpian
Lithuania and am wondering if anyone has come across census records
where there are many families in one address. Sometimes they are
listed with multiple last names or hyphenated last names. Does anyone
know if this is because many families were trying to settle a new
community? Were there communal farms?

In our case, there is a record with a family with the last name Zaidel
and then a bunch of people with the last name "Zaidel Beker" who are
all deceased. We are viewing the record on Ancestry.com You can view
a screenshot of what we're seeing here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b08o8g4q4dlg291/Screenshot%202015-07-29%2011.11.54.png?dl=0

Another example is here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmeksv8i8jmx7mv/Screenshot%202015-07-29%2011.13.53.png?dl=0

Why are there three last names? Were the families intermarried? Does
the order of the names matter? Also, when I search the JewishGen
database, it does not the families in one household.

I know this is a complex question, we're just trying to understand if
anyone else has encountered this and if they have any insights.
Thanks!

Matt Tucker
Burlington, VT
Searching TOKAR and BEKER in Lithuania
DRAGUNSKII (DRAGON) in Ukraine/Belarus


Looking for information on Rabbi Isaac Jacob Weiner #general

Jacob Weiner
 

Looking for information on Rabbi Isaac Jacob Weiner. He is my Great
Grandfather. He immigrated >from Latvia in the 1920s and came to Chicago.
He wrote a book (http://hebrewbooks.org/33317) and all I know is that
he was a butcher in a kosher slaughter house somewhere in Chicago. If
anyone has any information or a suggestion on where to look that would
be grateful


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for information on Rabbi Isaac Jacob Weiner #general

Jacob Weiner
 

Looking for information on Rabbi Isaac Jacob Weiner. He is my Great
Grandfather. He immigrated >from Latvia in the 1920s and came to Chicago.
He wrote a book (http://hebrewbooks.org/33317) and all I know is that
he was a butcher in a kosher slaughter house somewhere in Chicago. If
anyone has any information or a suggestion on where to look that would
be grateful

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