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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"Grandma (Safta) Marisha" >from the Yizkor book of Kurzeniac (Kurenets),
Belarus is a story of poverty — a mother who had to wrap cloth around
her son’s feet because she could not afford boots for him — that evokes
the sadness, the struggle and feeling of shame that came along with
being poor. But this particular story is one with a happy ending thanks
to "the wonderful deeds and the heart full of pity" of the title
character, Safta Marisha.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1878966988792114

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"Grandma (Safta) Marisha" >from the Yizkor book of Kurzeniac (Kurenets),
Belarus is a story of poverty — a mother who had to wrap cloth around
her son’s feet because she could not afford boots for him — that evokes
the sadness, the struggle and feeling of shame that came along with
being poor. But this particular story is one with a happy ending thanks
to "the wonderful deeds and the heart full of pity" of the title
character, Safta Marisha.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1878966988792114

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Portuguese citizenship #sephardic

Jane Coelho
 

I am interested in hearing >from anyone who recently began the process
or successfully completed acquiring Portuguese citizenship.
I have extensive family genealogy records of my husband's family and
used to participate in this forum.
If possible, I would like to actually talk with anyone who might be
willing to give me his/her phone number.
I have read about the process and actually have a friend who is going
to Porto who could pick up any necessary form >from the Porto Jewish
Community because they don't seem to be available online to download.
Thanks, Jane Coelho

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Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Portuguese citizenship #sephardic

Jane Coelho
 

I am interested in hearing >from anyone who recently began the process
or successfully completed acquiring Portuguese citizenship.
I have extensive family genealogy records of my husband's family and
used to participate in this forum.
If possible, I would like to actually talk with anyone who might be
willing to give me his/her phone number.
I have read about the process and actually have a friend who is going
to Porto who could pick up any necessary form >from the Porto Jewish
Community because they don't seem to be available online to download.
Thanks, Jane Coelho

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


LitvakSIG Vilnius Household Registers wins prestigious Stern Award #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Congratulations to LitvakSIG and Russ Maurer for receiving the
prestigious Rabbi Malcolm Stern Award for the Vilnius
Household Registers project. This collection includes over 13,000 Vilnius
household registers containing millions of lines of detailed
information about Vilnius residents and visitors to Vilnius during the
interwar period.

Russ Maurer made the official announcement of the project to a rapt
audience at the LitvakSIG luncheon on 7 August 2018 during the IAJGS
Conference 2018 Warsaw. Russ is Project Coordinator for the VHR and
Coordinator of Records Acquisition & Translation. Detailed information
can be found at
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers.

The Stern Grant was awarded to LitvakSIG and Russ last night at the
Gala Dinner of the 38th IAJGS International Conference in Warsaw.

LitvakSIG thanks the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Committee and the
IAJGS for their generosity.

Carol Hoffman


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Vilnius Household Registers wins prestigious Stern Award #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Congratulations to LitvakSIG and Russ Maurer for receiving the
prestigious Rabbi Malcolm Stern Award for the Vilnius
Household Registers project. This collection includes over 13,000 Vilnius
household registers containing millions of lines of detailed
information about Vilnius residents and visitors to Vilnius during the
interwar period.

Russ Maurer made the official announcement of the project to a rapt
audience at the LitvakSIG luncheon on 7 August 2018 during the IAJGS
Conference 2018 Warsaw. Russ is Project Coordinator for the VHR and
Coordinator of Records Acquisition & Translation. Detailed information
can be found at
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers.

The Stern Grant was awarded to LitvakSIG and Russ last night at the
Gala Dinner of the 38th IAJGS International Conference in Warsaw.

LitvakSIG thanks the Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Grant Committee and the
IAJGS for their generosity.

Carol Hoffman


Searching: BLUMENKRANZ, Kovel #ukraine

Jay Nusholtz
 

I'm searching for information on my grandfather's family >from Kovel.
In 1921, emigrating >from Kovel to Philadelphia were:

Zalman (My Grandfather age 20)
Chaja (18)
Anna (12)
Fruma (Great Great Aunt 35)
Abraham (13)
Szmul (11)
Josef (9)

Other family members were documented by Zalman's Yahrzeit records:

Yahrzeit of Duddy

B"R Tzvi B"R Shima

20 in Shevat 5680 (1920)


Yahrzeit my grand father

R' Tzvi B"R Shimmy

3 of Hanukkah


Yahrzeit of my father R' Asher Jacob B"R Moshe Z"L

12th in Tamuz 5679

(1919)

Yahrzeit of my mother

_Malye_daughter of Tzvi

1st of Sukkot 5676

(1915)

Yahrzeit Dvora

daughter of Reuven

3rd of Tishrei 5676

(1915)

We know that Anna BLUMENKRANZ was an Aunt to Zalman and sisters. (Sol,
Helen and Anna BLUM) and that her husband, David SHULMAN was responsible
for the group's safe passage to the US.  We do not know whether Anna was
a sister of Asher Jacob (the father) or Malye (the mother). Fruma was a
BLUMENKRANZ by marriage to Duddy Tzvi, referred to as "Harry BLUM" in
Josef's Social Security application. Fruma and Malye may have been sisters.

We're also aware of a cousin named Henryk KIPER, which may be helpful.

Any information on the family would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,
Jay Nusholtz
Owings Mills, MD

Researcher 29571


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Searching: BLUMENKRANZ, Kovel #ukraine

Jay Nusholtz
 

I'm searching for information on my grandfather's family >from Kovel.
In 1921, emigrating >from Kovel to Philadelphia were:

Zalman (My Grandfather age 20)
Chaja (18)
Anna (12)
Fruma (Great Great Aunt 35)
Abraham (13)
Szmul (11)
Josef (9)

Other family members were documented by Zalman's Yahrzeit records:

Yahrzeit of Duddy

B"R Tzvi B"R Shima

20 in Shevat 5680 (1920)


Yahrzeit my grand father

R' Tzvi B"R Shimmy

3 of Hanukkah


Yahrzeit of my father R' Asher Jacob B"R Moshe Z"L

12th in Tamuz 5679

(1919)

Yahrzeit of my mother

_Malye_daughter of Tzvi

1st of Sukkot 5676

(1915)

Yahrzeit Dvora

daughter of Reuven

3rd of Tishrei 5676

(1915)

We know that Anna BLUMENKRANZ was an Aunt to Zalman and sisters. (Sol,
Helen and Anna BLUM) and that her husband, David SHULMAN was responsible
for the group's safe passage to the US.  We do not know whether Anna was
a sister of Asher Jacob (the father) or Malye (the mother). Fruma was a
BLUMENKRANZ by marriage to Duddy Tzvi, referred to as "Harry BLUM" in
Josef's Social Security application. Fruma and Malye may have been sisters.

We're also aware of a cousin named Henryk KIPER, which may be helpful.

Any information on the family would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you,
Jay Nusholtz
Owings Mills, MD

Researcher 29571


Translation from Romanian #romania

Yohanan
 

I appreciate help in translating >from (probably) Romanian of the comments
columns >from three marriage registrations >from Nepolocauti, Kotsmani region,
Bukowina, Romania. They are late legitimating of marriages >from about
1915-1918 that took place possibly in Wiznitz.
I understand that the comments have mainly administrative reference but I
still appreciate translation.

1. Marriage of Abraham Itzig MUNSTER and Sali SCHERL, registration in 1923.
ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=68896


2. Marriage of Menasche MUNSTER and Feige LANDMAN, registration in 1921.
ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=68894


3. Marriage of Menasche MUNSTER and Feige LANDMAN, another registration in
1928.
ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=68895



Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


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Romania SIG #Romania Translation from Romanian #romania

Yohanan
 

I appreciate help in translating >from (probably) Romanian of the comments
columns >from three marriage registrations >from Nepolocauti, Kotsmani region,
Bukowina, Romania. They are late legitimating of marriages >from about
1915-1918 that took place possibly in Wiznitz.
I understand that the comments have mainly administrative reference but I
still appreciate translation.

1. Marriage of Abraham Itzig MUNSTER and Sali SCHERL, registration in 1923.
ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=68896


2. Marriage of Menasche MUNSTER and Feige LANDMAN, registration in 1921.
ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=68894


3. Marriage of Menasche MUNSTER and Feige LANDMAN, another registration in
1928.
ViewMate: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=68895



Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia


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LitvakSIG new board and officers #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Congratulations to the incoming board of LitvakSIG and its officers:
President Jill Anderson, Vice-Presidents Barry Halpern and Garri
Regev, Secretary Judy Baston, and Treasurer Eden Joachim join board
members Russ Maurer, Amy Wachs, Ralph Salinger, Jody Tzucker and Rose
Lerer Cohen.

We are fortunate to have such wonderful leadership and wish them success.

Carol Hoffman


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG new board and officers #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

Congratulations to the incoming board of LitvakSIG and its officers:
President Jill Anderson, Vice-Presidents Barry Halpern and Garri
Regev, Secretary Judy Baston, and Treasurer Eden Joachim join board
members Russ Maurer, Amy Wachs, Ralph Salinger, Jody Tzucker and Rose
Lerer Cohen.

We are fortunate to have such wonderful leadership and wish them success.

Carol Hoffman


My talk on Prussian-Poland records #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear all:

If you'd like a copy of the slides I used in my "beyond vital records"
talk at the IAJGS conference today, here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/LustigBVR

Greetings >from Warsaw,

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ research coordinator, GerSIG


Conference Thursday in Warsaw #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Good morning >from Warsaw!

The week is rushing by and it's been tiring, with lots of wonderful
people to talk to and great lectures to hear.

I think breakfast may have been a bit quieter this morning, as a very
busy week means that people are sleeping in later, skipping breakfast,
or have gone out on tours.

Now it's Thursday and today there are two talks of GerSIG Interest:

Ekkehard Huebschmann il tell us about C.20th German records and Fritz
Neubauer will tell us about Lodz Ghetto Children.

If my emails have made you think you were missing out - you were! We
hope you will be able to join us in Cleveland next summer!

All good wishes

Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements
Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


German SIG #Germany My talk on Prussian-Poland records #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Dear all:

If you'd like a copy of the slides I used in my "beyond vital records"
talk at the IAJGS conference today, here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/LustigBVR

Greetings >from Warsaw,

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ research coordinator, GerSIG


German SIG #Germany Conference Thursday in Warsaw #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Good morning >from Warsaw!

The week is rushing by and it's been tiring, with lots of wonderful
people to talk to and great lectures to hear.

I think breakfast may have been a bit quieter this morning, as a very
busy week means that people are sleeping in later, skipping breakfast,
or have gone out on tours.

Now it's Thursday and today there are two talks of GerSIG Interest:

Ekkehard Huebschmann il tell us about C.20th German records and Fritz
Neubauer will tell us about Lodz Ghetto Children.

If my emails have made you think you were missing out - you were! We
hope you will be able to join us in Cleveland next summer!

All good wishes

Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements
Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


New GerSIG Website #germany

Alex Calzareth
 

The German-Jewish Special Interest Group (GerSIG) is excited to
announce that our new website is now available at
www.jewishgen.org/gersig . This website builds upon the excellent
work of the late Arthur Obermayer, one of our SIG's founding
co-directors.

The new website focus has a geographic focus meaning that resources
are organized by state/province, district and town. To get started
click on the name of the province/state on the left side of the home
page. You can also find a list of towns at
https://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/GEO_townlist.asp?start=634 . We are
still working to complete a comprehensive list of the thousand of
towns and cities within Germany that once had Jewish communities so
the website is very much a work in progress.

All information >from the old website has been transferred over and new
information has been added. An overview of the website's pages can be
found on our site map at https://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/sitemap.asp

We need your help to build up the resources on our new site. Please
consider filling out our resource survey at
https://goo.gl/forms/030uuvDYWWdtOnKt1 to provide information on
websites, books, archival resources and other publications for the
towns that you are researching. If you have more than a handful of
resources, please download the Excel template at
https://tinyurl.com/y8re73ks and send it back to me at
GerSIGweb@gmail.com. We also welcome any step-by-step instructional
guides or long-form articles.

Alex Calzareth. GerSIG Webmaster


German SIG #Germany New GerSIG Website #germany

Alex Calzareth
 

The German-Jewish Special Interest Group (GerSIG) is excited to
announce that our new website is now available at
www.jewishgen.org/gersig . This website builds upon the excellent
work of the late Arthur Obermayer, one of our SIG's founding
co-directors.

The new website focus has a geographic focus meaning that resources
are organized by state/province, district and town. To get started
click on the name of the province/state on the left side of the home
page. You can also find a list of towns at
https://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/GEO_townlist.asp?start=634 . We are
still working to complete a comprehensive list of the thousand of
towns and cities within Germany that once had Jewish communities so
the website is very much a work in progress.

All information >from the old website has been transferred over and new
information has been added. An overview of the website's pages can be
found on our site map at https://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/sitemap.asp

We need your help to build up the resources on our new site. Please
consider filling out our resource survey at
https://goo.gl/forms/030uuvDYWWdtOnKt1 to provide information on
websites, books, archival resources and other publications for the
towns that you are researching. If you have more than a handful of
resources, please download the Excel template at
https://tinyurl.com/y8re73ks and send it back to me at
GerSIGweb@gmail.com. We also welcome any step-by-step instructional
guides or long-form articles.

Alex Calzareth. GerSIG Webmaster


3 German ViewMates: SCHUELER, Dresden #germany

Irene Newhouse
 

I've uploaded 3 images >from a poem my mother wrote for her mother's 40th birthday. I can read everything except the words underlined in red or with a red arrow pointing to them in each image. The URLs are:


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68958

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68959


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68960

Please use the ViewMate response form. Thanks so much in advance!
Irene Newhouse ,Kihei Hawaii USA


GerSIG Day at IAJGS Conference - Review #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Der GerSIG members

What a day! Our invited GerSIG Guest speaker Malgosia was wonderful.
We will be sharing information about her talks in the next day or so.

Our GerSIG meeting was well attended and the highlight of the meeting
as the launch of our wonderful new GerSIG website -
https://www.jewishgen.org/gersig/ which has now replaced our old
site. You will hear more about that separately, as our webmaster Alex
adds additional functionality. Alex you've done a great job!

The slides and handout >from my on talk are now available on my blog:
https://round2itgenealogy.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/iajgs-2018-incarceration-and-legal-restrictions/

Slides and handouts for other talks will be posted soon!

Wednesday at Conference has talks of tangential interest to GerSIG,
but we are, as many of you can imagine, all networking in breaks
between talks, and several people have connected with new cousins.

Apologies for the late posting of this email, I was very tired
yesterday and only just found the email sat in my draft emails!

All good wishes

Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements
Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com

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