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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Polish to English translation request #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

I request that some member translate the 4 documents listed below. All 4
are >from the same letter written to my father back around 1930. I am not
certain if they are in the correct order but all belong to the same letter.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58405
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58406
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58407
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58408

Thanks
Errol Schneegurt LI NY ESLVIV@...

Moderator's Note: Please reply either on the Viewmate form or in a private email to Errol.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sounds like Scarbbuba #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

Has anyone heard a word that sounds like Scarbbub / Scarboba? Great
grandfather had a fish stand in the big market in Lemberg. My father said that he
was called Leib Scsrbbub by his friends and did not know the origin of the
name, I looked for streets around the market thinking it was the name of
the street that he had his stand and came up empty.

Any guesses?
Please respond directly.

Thanks
Errol Schneegurt LI NY ESLVIV@...


Sounds like Scarbbuba #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

Has anyone heard a word that sounds like Scarbbub / Scarboba? Great
grandfather had a fish stand in the big market in Lemberg. My father said that he
was called Leib Scsrbbub by his friends and did not know the origin of the
name, I looked for streets around the market thinking it was the name of
the street that he had his stand and came up empty.

Any guesses?
Please respond directly.

Thanks
Errol Schneegurt LI NY ESLVIV@...


Polish to English translation request #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

I request that some member translate the 4 documents listed below. All 4
are >from the same letter written to my father back around 1930. I am not
certain if they are in the correct order but all belong to the same letter.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58405
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58406
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58407
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=58408

Thanks
Errol Schneegurt LI NY ESLVIV@...

Moderator's Note: Please reply either on the Viewmate form or in a private email to Errol.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Odessa records prior to mid-1880s? #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hello,


The "Jewish" Odessa vital records are stored in the Fond 39. According to the Odessa archives, there original and current contents are:
Fond 39: Odessa Rabbinate Records. The mandatory registration (literally: issuance of birth certificates or of vital statistics certificates) of Jews in the Russian Empire had begun in 1835. In Odessa, it was carried out by the local rabbinate. The fund Odessa City Rabbinate contains 449 files for 1846-1920. Records for 1875-1919 are completely intact. For 1920 only the birth data has survived. Files for 1835-1874 were lost during WWII, with the following exceptions: 1846-1847 â?? only birth data; 1854 3 volumes of marriage, divorce and death records. The fund has been updated by Orthodox funds: Fund 2 "Administration of the Odessa City Hall;" Fund 4 "Odessa City Duma;" Fund 16 "Odessa City Town Council;" Fund 315 "Odessa City Office of Military Draft."


A number of vital records have been translated and available at the All Odessa database on the Odessa Kehilalinks (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Odessa). In addition, there are also the Census records. A current project is ongoing to index the 1897 census.

You can see the finished and ongoing Odessa projects at (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Odessa/support.asp)


Regards,
Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader
________________________________
Subject: Odessa records prior to mid-1880s?

From: "A. E. Jordan" <aejordan@...>

Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:15:52 -0400

X-Message-Number: 2


The mention on the list of the Odessa birth index got me wondering (again) if there are any records that would cover my family which immigrated >from the Odessa area to the United States in the early to mid-1880s. I had been told there were no Jewish records >from the 1840s to the 1880s but maybe (hopefully) things have improved since I last asked this question?


My family consisting of a husband and wife born in the 1840s and three sons born in the 1860s immigrated to New York arriving in the early to mid-1880s. The first piece of paper I can find for them is naturalizations in New York in 1887 and 1888. It is doubly challenging because the father died in New York I believe in 1889 but his grave is lost in a dilapidated cemetery in Brooklyn. I found them in the 1890 New York Police Census and going forward >from there, but I know nothing before,


One of the sons (name in the USA is Leon SANDERS) went on to be a lawyer, judge, assemblyman and leading at HIAS and in Jewish philanthropy. His bios say he attended the Gymnasium in Odessa before they immigrated when I guess he was a teenager.


As best I can determine the family name was Nathan and Elka SCHMULIVITZ and the sons were Barnett, Tobias, and Leon. Barnett's Hebrew name was Pesach but that is as close as I get to the "old country" names.


We can not find their arrival in NYC (there's a story that they actually came via Liverpool) and never found any clues >from Odessa. Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance.


Allan Jordan


Re: Odessa records prior to mid-1880s? #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hello,


The "Jewish" Odessa vital records are stored in the Fond 39. According to the Odessa archives, there original and current contents are:
Fond 39: Odessa Rabbinate Records. The mandatory registration (literally: issuance of birth certificates or of vital statistics certificates) of Jews in the Russian Empire had begun in 1835. In Odessa, it was carried out by the local rabbinate. The fund Odessa City Rabbinate contains 449 files for 1846-1920. Records for 1875-1919 are completely intact. For 1920 only the birth data has survived. Files for 1835-1874 were lost during WWII, with the following exceptions: 1846-1847 â?? only birth data; 1854 3 volumes of marriage, divorce and death records. The fund has been updated by Orthodox funds: Fund 2 "Administration of the Odessa City Hall;" Fund 4 "Odessa City Duma;" Fund 16 "Odessa City Town Council;" Fund 315 "Odessa City Office of Military Draft."


A number of vital records have been translated and available at the All Odessa database on the Odessa Kehilalinks (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Odessa). In addition, there are also the Census records. A current project is ongoing to index the 1897 census.

You can see the finished and ongoing Odessa projects at (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Odessa/support.asp)


Regards,
Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader
________________________________
Subject: Odessa records prior to mid-1880s?

From: "A. E. Jordan" <aejordan@...>

Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:15:52 -0400

X-Message-Number: 2


The mention on the list of the Odessa birth index got me wondering (again) if there are any records that would cover my family which immigrated >from the Odessa area to the United States in the early to mid-1880s. I had been told there were no Jewish records >from the 1840s to the 1880s but maybe (hopefully) things have improved since I last asked this question?


My family consisting of a husband and wife born in the 1840s and three sons born in the 1860s immigrated to New York arriving in the early to mid-1880s. The first piece of paper I can find for them is naturalizations in New York in 1887 and 1888. It is doubly challenging because the father died in New York I believe in 1889 but his grave is lost in a dilapidated cemetery in Brooklyn. I found them in the 1890 New York Police Census and going forward >from there, but I know nothing before,


One of the sons (name in the USA is Leon SANDERS) went on to be a lawyer, judge, assemblyman and leading at HIAS and in Jewish philanthropy. His bios say he attended the Gymnasium in Odessa before they immigrated when I guess he was a teenager.


As best I can determine the family name was Nathan and Elka SCHMULIVITZ and the sons were Barnett, Tobias, and Leon. Barnett's Hebrew name was Pesach but that is as close as I get to the "old country" names.


We can not find their arrival in NYC (there's a story that they actually came via Liverpool) and never found any clues >from Odessa. Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance.


Allan Jordan


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Conference Highlights #2 - New Exhibitor Booth & Booth Talks #ukraine

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During these weeks following the conference,
we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some
of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.
The previous issue can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/IAJGS2017-A

Today's focus is on JewishGen's new Exhibitor Booth. We designed this
booth with the intention of offering a more professional experience,
and plan to use it as we expand our marketing efforts and promote
JewishGen to a much wider audience. As part of this strategy, we also
debuted our "Booth Talks" program, whereby JewishGen experts offered
booth visitors a short, five minute presentation on a particular topic.
This enabled conference participants an opportunity to connect with
experts, while giving JewishGen staff the opportunity to engage, and
forge new connections. Throughout the conference, hundreds of people
stopped by the booth, >from JewishGen volunteers, donors, users, members
of other organizations, and even some of the hotel staff. Here are some
highlights:

(1) Yizkor Books: A member of the JewishGen family walked up to the
booth, pulled an old book out of her bag, and asked Rebecca Schaeffer (a
member of the booth team, and Assistant to the Director) if she could
identify it. Rebecca explained that it was a Yizkor (memorial) book,
written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the history and heritage of
towns which once had thriving Jewish communities. Visibly moved, the
individual asked if there was a translated version in English, and when
she was given the link to the translated book on JewishGen, and started
reading it, she broke down in tears.

(2) Great-Great Grandfathers Matzeiva (Tombstone): Another individual
stopped by and expressed her longing to find any information about her
great-great-grandfather. Nolan Altman (VP for Data Acquisition) was
there, did a quick search on JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and helped her find the record for the gravestone of her great-
great-grandfather, which also included the name of her great-great-great-
grandfather!

(3)Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: A member of the JewishGen family stopped by
the booth, saw the literature about JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Project,
and was so inspired that he committed to having his synagogue's youth
department participate.

(4) Possible Connections: An individual was thrilled to discover the
JewishGen Family Finder, and that there were 90 people researching the
same town she was.

To view a listing of the Booth Talks which took place at the conference,
along with a few pictures, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/BoothTalks2017

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Conference Highlights #2 - New Exhibitor Booth & Booth Talks #ukraine

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During these weeks following the conference,
we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some
of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.
The previous issue can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/IAJGS2017-A

Today's focus is on JewishGen's new Exhibitor Booth. We designed this
booth with the intention of offering a more professional experience,
and plan to use it as we expand our marketing efforts and promote
JewishGen to a much wider audience. As part of this strategy, we also
debuted our "Booth Talks" program, whereby JewishGen experts offered
booth visitors a short, five minute presentation on a particular topic.
This enabled conference participants an opportunity to connect with
experts, while giving JewishGen staff the opportunity to engage, and
forge new connections. Throughout the conference, hundreds of people
stopped by the booth, >from JewishGen volunteers, donors, users, members
of other organizations, and even some of the hotel staff. Here are some
highlights:

(1) Yizkor Books: A member of the JewishGen family walked up to the
booth, pulled an old book out of her bag, and asked Rebecca Schaeffer (a
member of the booth team, and Assistant to the Director) if she could
identify it. Rebecca explained that it was a Yizkor (memorial) book,
written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the history and heritage of
towns which once had thriving Jewish communities. Visibly moved, the
individual asked if there was a translated version in English, and when
she was given the link to the translated book on JewishGen, and started
reading it, she broke down in tears.

(2) Great-Great Grandfathers Matzeiva (Tombstone): Another individual
stopped by and expressed her longing to find any information about her
great-great-grandfather. Nolan Altman (VP for Data Acquisition) was
there, did a quick search on JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and helped her find the record for the gravestone of her great-
great-grandfather, which also included the name of her great-great-great-
grandfather!

(3)Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: A member of the JewishGen family stopped by
the booth, saw the literature about JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Project,
and was so inspired that he committed to having his synagogue's youth
department participate.

(4) Possible Connections: An individual was thrilled to discover the
JewishGen Family Finder, and that there were 90 people researching the
same town she was.

To view a listing of the Booth Talks which took place at the conference,
along with a few pictures, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/BoothTalks2017

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Bessarabia SIG update for the month of June-July 2017 #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the months of Jun-July 2017 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Cemeteries section. Updates:
- List of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova, updated.

- Artcyz Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 107 burial records
with 76 photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also there are 241 photos
of unknown graves available at the website and >from Artcyz Cemetery report.
Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Artcyz Cemetery Report

Bessarabia Databases section. Update:
- Bessarabia Revision Lists. A new set of records started, and will be
send to JewishGen in December, 2017.
You can see what is already done and what is in progress.

Yizkor books:
- Bendery Yizkor Book was completed, thanks to Ala Gamulka and Gloria Green.
- Kishinev Yizkor Book, completed one more chapter, and only one chapter
left. Thanks to Sheli Fain.

Genealogical Conferences:
Information was added to Genealogical Conferences section with details on
two Skype sessions:
- Questions and Answers;
- Bessarabia SIG Meeting
Thank you all who participated at these sessions in Orlando and also online
via Skype. If any of participants have photos >from the conference,
especially the Bessarabia two sessions, please share with the group and they
will be posted at our website.

I hope to see many of you next year in Warsaw!

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas how to make our SIG
better.

Thank you all,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Re: Bessarabia SIG update for the month of June-July 2017 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the months of Jun-July 2017 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Cemeteries section. Updates:
- List of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova, updated.

- Artcyz Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 107 burial records
with 76 photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also there are 241 photos
of unknown graves available at the website and >from Artcyz Cemetery report.
Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Artcyz Cemetery Report

Bessarabia Databases section. Update:
- Bessarabia Revision Lists. A new set of records started, and will be
send to JewishGen in December, 2017.
You can see what is already done and what is in progress.

Yizkor books:
- Bendery Yizkor Book was completed, thanks to Ala Gamulka and Gloria Green.
- Kishinev Yizkor Book, completed one more chapter, and only one chapter
left. Thanks to Sheli Fain.

Genealogical Conferences:
Information was added to Genealogical Conferences section with details on
two Skype sessions:
- Questions and Answers;
- Bessarabia SIG Meeting
Thank you all who participated at these sessions in Orlando and also online
via Skype. If any of participants have photos >from the conference,
especially the Bessarabia two sessions, please share with the group and they
will be posted at our website.

I hope to see many of you next year in Warsaw!

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas how to make our SIG
better.

Thank you all,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Bessarabia SIG update for the month of June-July 2017 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the months of Jun-July 2017 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Cemeteries section. Updates:
- List of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova, updated.

- Artcyz Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 107 burial records
with 76 photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also there are 241 photos
of unknown graves available at the website and >from Artcyz Cemetery report.
Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Artcyz Cemetery Report

Bessarabia Databases section. Update:
- Bessarabia Revision Lists. A new set of records started, and will be
send to JewishGen in December, 2017.
You can see what is already done and what is in progress.

Yizkor books:
- Bendery Yizkor Book was completed, thanks to Ala Gamulka and Gloria Green.
- Kishinev Yizkor Book, completed one more chapter, and only one chapter
left. Thanks to Sheli Fain.

Genealogical Conferences:
Information was added to Genealogical Conferences section with details on
two Skype sessions:
- Questions and Answers;
- Bessarabia SIG Meeting
Thank you all who participated at these sessions in Orlando and also online
via Skype. If any of participants have photos >from the conference,
especially the Bessarabia two sessions, please share with the group and they
will be posted at our website.

I hope to see many of you next year in Warsaw!

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas how to make our SIG
better.

Thank you all,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabia SIG update for the month of June-July 2017 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the months of Jun-July 2017 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Cemeteries section. Updates:
- List of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova, updated.

- Artcyz Jewish Cemetery was photographed and indexed. 107 burial records
with 76 photographs were sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also there are 241 photos
of unknown graves available at the website and >from Artcyz Cemetery report.
Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Artcyz Cemetery Report

Bessarabia Databases section. Update:
- Bessarabia Revision Lists. A new set of records started, and will be
send to JewishGen in December, 2017.
You can see what is already done and what is in progress.

Yizkor books:
- Bendery Yizkor Book was completed, thanks to Ala Gamulka and Gloria Green.
- Kishinev Yizkor Book, completed one more chapter, and only one chapter
left. Thanks to Sheli Fain.

Genealogical Conferences:
Information was added to Genealogical Conferences section with details on
two Skype sessions:
- Questions and Answers;
- Bessarabia SIG Meeting
Thank you all who participated at these sessions in Orlando and also online
via Skype. If any of participants have photos >from the conference,
especially the Bessarabia two sessions, please share with the group and they
will be posted at our website.

I hope to see many of you next year in Warsaw!

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas how to make our SIG
better.

Thank you all,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Conference Highlights #2 - New Exhibitor Booth & Booth Talks #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During these weeks following the conference,
we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some
of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.
The previous issue can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/IAJGS2017-A

Today's focus is on JewishGen's new Exhibitor Booth. We designed this
booth with the intention of offering a more professional experience,
and plan to use it as we expand our marketing efforts and promote
JewishGen to a much wider audience. As part of this strategy, we also
debuted our "Booth Talks" program, whereby JewishGen experts offered
booth visitors a short, five minute presentation on a particular topic.
This enabled conference participants an opportunity to connect with
experts, while giving JewishGen staff the opportunity to engage, and
forge new connections. Throughout the conference, hundreds of people
stopped by the booth, >from JewishGen volunteers, donors, users, members
of other organizations, and even some of the hotel staff. Here are some
highlights:

(1) Yizkor Books: A member of the JewishGen family walked up to the
booth, pulled an old book out of her bag, and asked Rebecca Schaeffer (a
member of the booth team, and Assistant to the Director) if she could
identify it. Rebecca explained that it was a Yizkor (memorial) book,
written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the history and heritage of
towns which once had thriving Jewish communities. Visibly moved, the
individual asked if there was a translated version in English, and when
she was given the link to the translated book on JewishGen, and started
reading it, she broke down in tears.

(2) Great-Great Grandfathers Matzeiva (Tombstone): Another individual
stopped by and expressed her longing to find any information about her
great-great-grandfather. Nolan Altman (VP for Data Acquisition) was
there, did a quick search on JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and helped her find the record for the gravestone of her great-
great-grandfather, which also included the name of her great-great-great-
grandfather!

(3)Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: A member of the JewishGen family stopped by
the booth, saw the literature about JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Project,
and was so inspired that he committed to having his synagogue's youth
department participate.

(4) Possible Connections: An individual was thrilled to discover the
JewishGen Family Finder, and that there were 90 people researching the
same town she was.

To view a listing of the Booth Talks which took place at the conference,
along with a few pictures, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/BoothTalks2017

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Conference Highlights #2 - New Exhibitor Booth & Booth Talks #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During these weeks following the conference,
we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some
of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.
The previous issue can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/IAJGS2017-A

Today's focus is on JewishGen's new Exhibitor Booth. We designed this
booth with the intention of offering a more professional experience,
and plan to use it as we expand our marketing efforts and promote
JewishGen to a much wider audience. As part of this strategy, we also
debuted our "Booth Talks" program, whereby JewishGen experts offered
booth visitors a short, five minute presentation on a particular topic.
This enabled conference participants an opportunity to connect with
experts, while giving JewishGen staff the opportunity to engage, and
forge new connections. Throughout the conference, hundreds of people
stopped by the booth, >from JewishGen volunteers, donors, users, members
of other organizations, and even some of the hotel staff. Here are some
highlights:

(1) Yizkor Books: A member of the JewishGen family walked up to the
booth, pulled an old book out of her bag, and asked Rebecca Schaeffer (a
member of the booth team, and Assistant to the Director) if she could
identify it. Rebecca explained that it was a Yizkor (memorial) book,
written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the history and heritage of
towns which once had thriving Jewish communities. Visibly moved, the
individual asked if there was a translated version in English, and when
she was given the link to the translated book on JewishGen, and started
reading it, she broke down in tears.

(2) Great-Great Grandfathers Matzeiva (Tombstone): Another individual
stopped by and expressed her longing to find any information about her
great-great-grandfather. Nolan Altman (VP for Data Acquisition) was
there, did a quick search on JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and helped her find the record for the gravestone of her great-
great-grandfather, which also included the name of her great-great-great-
grandfather!

(3)Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: A member of the JewishGen family stopped by
the booth, saw the literature about JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Project,
and was so inspired that he committed to having his synagogue's youth
department participate.

(4) Possible Connections: An individual was thrilled to discover the
JewishGen Family Finder, and that there were 90 people researching the
same town she was.

To view a listing of the Booth Talks which took place at the conference,
along with a few pictures, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/BoothTalks2017

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Orsha: spreadsheet of 1,000+ Ellis Island arrivals available #belarus

Andy Monat
 

If you are researching family who lived in Orsha, you may be
interested in a list of roughly 1,000 arrivals of people >from Orsha at
Ellis Island that I have compiled. Orsha is a town in eastern Belarus,
formerly in Mogilev gubernia and now in Vitebsk gubernia. I embarked
on this project while researching the RIVLIN, HOLMAN/GULMANN, APKIN,
GREENBURG, and PERLI families.

I put together the list by using the Ellis Island database search form
on JewishGen, taking into account a large number of spellings of the
town name, including Arscha, Orcha, Orsa, Orsche, Orshe, Orscho,
Orshi, and many more including misreadings like "Orselia". There are
undoubtedly immigrants' names which were included and should have been
left off, and vice versa - for some town name transcriptions it's hard
to tell which town is meant!

One virtue of this list is that it is short enough to skim the entire
thing looking for names you care about, even if they were indexed
incorrectly and thus might not show up in your searches. Since it is a
spreadsheet, you can sort it by name or arrival date.

If you are interested, send me an email and I will reply with the
spreadsheet. Also if you have any information to share about the
surnames I mentioned above I would greatly appreciate hearing from
you.

Andy Monat
Melrose, Massachusetts, USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Orsha: spreadsheet of 1,000+ Ellis Island arrivals available #belarus

Andy Monat
 

If you are researching family who lived in Orsha, you may be
interested in a list of roughly 1,000 arrivals of people >from Orsha at
Ellis Island that I have compiled. Orsha is a town in eastern Belarus,
formerly in Mogilev gubernia and now in Vitebsk gubernia. I embarked
on this project while researching the RIVLIN, HOLMAN/GULMANN, APKIN,
GREENBURG, and PERLI families.

I put together the list by using the Ellis Island database search form
on JewishGen, taking into account a large number of spellings of the
town name, including Arscha, Orcha, Orsa, Orsche, Orshe, Orscho,
Orshi, and many more including misreadings like "Orselia". There are
undoubtedly immigrants' names which were included and should have been
left off, and vice versa - for some town name transcriptions it's hard
to tell which town is meant!

One virtue of this list is that it is short enough to skim the entire
thing looking for names you care about, even if they were indexed
incorrectly and thus might not show up in your searches. Since it is a
spreadsheet, you can sort it by name or arrival date.

If you are interested, send me an email and I will reply with the
spreadsheet. Also if you have any information to share about the
surnames I mentioned above I would greatly appreciate hearing from
you.

Andy Monat
Melrose, Massachusetts, USA


Miriam Weiner - Thank You #belarus

David M. Fox
 

The following letter was sent to Miriam Weiner:

Dear Miriam,

While I did not attend the IAJGS Conference in Florida, I wanted to
thank you for the donation of the Belarus records >from your years and years of
research to the Belarus SIG. While you may not have had a lot of feedback about
your donation, I want to assure you that it is because most people don't understand
the significance of your records and how they will help find more records in the
archives based on the work you have done to locate record groups in the various

archives. I hope you have seen Paul Zoglin's tremendous efforts to organize the
material that you have donated to the Belarus SIG so that it will benefit Belarus
researchers.

I am also sure that the other SIGS that benefited >from your generous donations appreciate what you have done. While I no longer have an official position in the Belarus SIG, other than the founder and first SIG Coordinator, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize your efforts and contribution to the Jewish genealogy Community. It has been my pleasure to work with you over these many years and I hope that we can continue to stay in touch.

Fondly,

Dave

David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder and First Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: Subject heading is Miriam Weiner-Thank You


Belarus SIG #Belarus Miriam Weiner - Thank You #belarus

David M. Fox
 

The following letter was sent to Miriam Weiner:

Dear Miriam,

While I did not attend the IAJGS Conference in Florida, I wanted to
thank you for the donation of the Belarus records >from your years and years of
research to the Belarus SIG. While you may not have had a lot of feedback about
your donation, I want to assure you that it is because most people don't understand
the significance of your records and how they will help find more records in the
archives based on the work you have done to locate record groups in the various

archives. I hope you have seen Paul Zoglin's tremendous efforts to organize the
material that you have donated to the Belarus SIG so that it will benefit Belarus
researchers.

I am also sure that the other SIGS that benefited >from your generous donations appreciate what you have done. While I no longer have an official position in the Belarus SIG, other than the founder and first SIG Coordinator, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize your efforts and contribution to the Jewish genealogy Community. It has been my pleasure to work with you over these many years and I hope that we can continue to stay in touch.

Fondly,

Dave

David Fox
Belarus SIG Founder and First Coordinator

MODERATOR NOTE: Subject heading is Miriam Weiner-Thank You


Conference Highlights #2 - New Exhibitor Booth & Booth Talks #france

bounce-3367800-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During these weeks following the conference,
we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some
of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.
The previous issue can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/IAJGS2017-A

Today's focus is on JewishGen's new Exhibitor Booth. We designed this
booth with the intention of offering a more professional experience,
and plan to use it as we expand our marketing efforts and promote
JewishGen to a much wider audience. As part of this strategy, we also
debuted our "Booth Talks" program, whereby JewishGen experts offered
booth visitors a short, five minute presentation on a particular topic.
This enabled conference participants an opportunity to connect with
experts, while giving JewishGen staff the opportunity to engage, and
forge new connections. Throughout the conference, hundreds of people
stopped by the booth, >from JewishGen volunteers, donors, users, members
of other organizations, and even some of the hotel staff. Here are some
highlights:

(1) Yizkor Books: A member of the JewishGen family walked up to the
booth, pulled an old book out of her bag, and asked Rebecca Schaeffer (a
member of the booth team, and Assistant to the Director) if she could
identify it. Rebecca explained that it was a Yizkor (memorial) book,
written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the history and heritage of
towns which once had thriving Jewish communities. Visibly moved, the
individual asked if there was a translated version in English, and when
she was given the link to the translated book on JewishGen, and started
reading it, she broke down in tears.

(2) Great-Great Grandfathers Matzeiva (Tombstone): Another individual
stopped by and expressed her longing to find any information about her
great-great-grandfather. Nolan Altman (VP for Data Acquisition) was
there, did a quick search on JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and helped her find the record for the gravestone of her great-
great-grandfather, which also included the name of her great-great-great-
grandfather!

(3)Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: A member of the JewishGen family stopped by
the booth, saw the literature about JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Project,
and was so inspired that he committed to having his synagogue's youth
department participate.

(4) Possible Connections: An individual was thrilled to discover the
JewishGen Family Finder, and that there were 90 people researching the
same town she was.

To view a listing of the Booth Talks which took place at the conference,
along with a few pictures, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/BoothTalks2017

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


French SIG #France Conference Highlights #2 - New Exhibitor Booth & Booth Talks #france

bounce-3367800-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During these weeks following the conference,
we are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some
of the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.
The previous issue can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/IAJGS2017-A

Today's focus is on JewishGen's new Exhibitor Booth. We designed this
booth with the intention of offering a more professional experience,
and plan to use it as we expand our marketing efforts and promote
JewishGen to a much wider audience. As part of this strategy, we also
debuted our "Booth Talks" program, whereby JewishGen experts offered
booth visitors a short, five minute presentation on a particular topic.
This enabled conference participants an opportunity to connect with
experts, while giving JewishGen staff the opportunity to engage, and
forge new connections. Throughout the conference, hundreds of people
stopped by the booth, >from JewishGen volunteers, donors, users, members
of other organizations, and even some of the hotel staff. Here are some
highlights:

(1) Yizkor Books: A member of the JewishGen family walked up to the
booth, pulled an old book out of her bag, and asked Rebecca Schaeffer (a
member of the booth team, and Assistant to the Director) if she could
identify it. Rebecca explained that it was a Yizkor (memorial) book,
written by Holocaust survivors to perpetuate the history and heritage of
towns which once had thriving Jewish communities. Visibly moved, the
individual asked if there was a translated version in English, and when
she was given the link to the translated book on JewishGen, and started
reading it, she broke down in tears.

(2) Great-Great Grandfathers Matzeiva (Tombstone): Another individual
stopped by and expressed her longing to find any information about her
great-great-grandfather. Nolan Altman (VP for Data Acquisition) was
there, did a quick search on JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial
Registry) and helped her find the record for the gravestone of her great-
great-grandfather, which also included the name of her great-great-great-
grandfather!

(3)Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects: A member of the JewishGen family stopped by
the booth, saw the literature about JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Project,
and was so inspired that he committed to having his synagogue's youth
department participate.

(4) Possible Connections: An individual was thrilled to discover the
JewishGen Family Finder, and that there were 90 people researching the
same town she was.

To view a listing of the Booth Talks which took place at the conference,
along with a few pictures, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/BoothTalks2017

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

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