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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Volunteer help for Yizkor Books In Print Project #poland #warsaw

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is a new initiative to print and publish
Yizkor Books that are fully translated, so hard copies will be available for
purchase by the descendants of these communities, university and temple
libraries and museums.

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is looking for volunteer help for the
following:

Document Coordinator:

Submit application for Copyright, Library of Congress Number, ISBN number.
Keep track of submittals and responses.

Publicity Specialist:

Deal with publicity for books. Send out announcements to all researchers
signed up for each community covered in the book to be published. Develop a
list of libraries, university libraries with Judaic collections, Holocaust
Memorials, temple libraries, etc. that would likely be interested in
purchasing copies of the "Yizkor Books in Print." Send off periodic
announcements to these institutions about new translations of Yizkor books
now available in print.

If you feel that you are able to take on one of these tasks and devote an
hour or two a week, please contact the "Yizkor Books in Print" Advisor -
Joel Alpert whose contact details can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Hannuka full of
light,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Volunteer help for Yizkor Books In Print Project #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is a new initiative to print and publish
Yizkor Books that are fully translated, so hard copies will be available for
purchase by the descendants of these communities, university and temple
libraries and museums.

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is looking for volunteer help for the
following:

Document Coordinator:

Submit application for Copyright, Library of Congress Number, ISBN number.
Keep track of submittals and responses.

Publicity Specialist:

Deal with publicity for books. Send out announcements to all researchers
signed up for each community covered in the book to be published. Develop a
list of libraries, university libraries with Judaic collections, Holocaust
Memorials, temple libraries, etc. that would likely be interested in
purchasing copies of the "Yizkor Books in Print." Send off periodic
announcements to these institutions about new translations of Yizkor books
now available in print.

If you feel that you are able to take on one of these tasks and devote an
hour or two a week, please contact the "Yizkor Books in Print" Advisor -
Joel Alpert whose contact details can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Hannuka full of
light,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


The All Galicia Database has been updated (December 2011) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is happy to announce that the All Galicia Database
(the AGD) has just been updated with new content. This is Gesher Galicia's
free public online multi-database search engine, available at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/ .

The following new databases have just been added:

- Grodek Jagiellonski School (1916) -- (now Horodok, Livivska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Husiatyn School (1912) -- (now Husiatyn, Ternopilska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Jaroslaw School (1919-1921) -- (now Jaroslaw, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Kalusz School (1911) -- (now Kalush, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- List of Rabbis in Galicia (1868)
- Nadworna Tax List (1932) -- (now Nadvirna, Ivano-Frankivska oblast,
Ukraine) -- our first tax list!
- Tarnobrzeg School (1915) -- (now Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Tlumacz School (1920) -- (now Tlumach, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zolkiew Jewish Death Records (1855-1870) -- (now Zhovkva, Lvivska
oblast, Ukraine)

You might have noticed that a number of these new datasets are
transcriptions >from early 20th Century school records >from Galician
public schools. We'll have an e-mail update sent out soon about where
these new records came from, and how you may be able to find similar
school yearbooks for your own Galician towns of interest. The good
news: the original record sources were typed/printed (not
handwritten), they're already online, and they're out of copyright and
freely available! More details soon...

There were also major updates / record additions to these existing
databases:

- Lviv Jewish Birth Records (1805-1868)
- Lviv Jewish Death Records (1805-1870)
- Lviv Jewish Marriage Records (1801-1860)
- Zbaraz Jewish Birth Records (1815-1876; 1897; 1899) -- (now Zbarazh,
Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zbaraz Jewish Death Records (1804-1858; 1894-1907; 1912-1942) --
(now Zbarazh, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

Note that updates to the Lviv birth, marriage, and death records
databases are ongoing and will continue throughout 2012.

And there were minor updates to this existing database:

- Mielnica Jewish Marriage Records (1858-1876) -- (now
Melnytsya-Podilska, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

There were also some code tweaks behind the scenes to improve the
loading time of the AGD website. (In geek speak, the PHP files are
now gzipped and I added some new .htaccess rules to manage "expires"
headers.)

This brings the current record totals for the All Galicia Database to
192,268 records >from 60 different data sources. Profound thanks go
out to all the transcribers, project managers, data donors, and
financial donors who helped make this database possible!

This will be the last content update to the All Galicia Database for
2011. We'll pick up with not only more content updates, but also some
very exciting new website features in early 2012. The source code
powering the website will also be released to the public in January
2012 as a new downloadable open source software project, so that other
organizations (or individuals) wishing to use or adapt the software
for their own projects may do so -- free! More details will come next
month.

I'm also happy to announce that I will be presenting a session on the
AGD code at the 2012 RootsTech genealogy/tech conference, which will
be held in Salt Lake City >from February 2-4, 2012. The talk is
formally entitled "Building an open source genealogical search engine
with Apache Solr" and it's on the developer track. I am hoping to
hear soon whether or not it will be livestreamed and/or video
recorded.

A very happy Hannukah and happy new year to everyone!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The All Galicia Database has been updated (December 2011) #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is happy to announce that the All Galicia Database
(the AGD) has just been updated with new content. This is Gesher Galicia's
free public online multi-database search engine, available at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/ .

The following new databases have just been added:

- Grodek Jagiellonski School (1916) -- (now Horodok, Livivska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Husiatyn School (1912) -- (now Husiatyn, Ternopilska oblast,
Ukraine)
- Jaroslaw School (1919-1921) -- (now Jaroslaw, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Kalusz School (1911) -- (now Kalush, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- List of Rabbis in Galicia (1868)
- Nadworna Tax List (1932) -- (now Nadvirna, Ivano-Frankivska oblast,
Ukraine) -- our first tax list!
- Tarnobrzeg School (1915) -- (now Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian
Voivodeship, Poland)
- Tlumacz School (1920) -- (now Tlumach, Ivano-Frankivska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zolkiew Jewish Death Records (1855-1870) -- (now Zhovkva, Lvivska
oblast, Ukraine)

You might have noticed that a number of these new datasets are
transcriptions >from early 20th Century school records >from Galician
public schools. We'll have an e-mail update sent out soon about where
these new records came from, and how you may be able to find similar
school yearbooks for your own Galician towns of interest. The good
news: the original record sources were typed/printed (not
handwritten), they're already online, and they're out of copyright and
freely available! More details soon...

There were also major updates / record additions to these existing
databases:

- Lviv Jewish Birth Records (1805-1868)
- Lviv Jewish Death Records (1805-1870)
- Lviv Jewish Marriage Records (1801-1860)
- Zbaraz Jewish Birth Records (1815-1876; 1897; 1899) -- (now Zbarazh,
Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)
- Zbaraz Jewish Death Records (1804-1858; 1894-1907; 1912-1942) --
(now Zbarazh, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

Note that updates to the Lviv birth, marriage, and death records
databases are ongoing and will continue throughout 2012.

And there were minor updates to this existing database:

- Mielnica Jewish Marriage Records (1858-1876) -- (now
Melnytsya-Podilska, Ternopilska oblast, Ukraine)

There were also some code tweaks behind the scenes to improve the
loading time of the AGD website. (In geek speak, the PHP files are
now gzipped and I added some new .htaccess rules to manage "expires"
headers.)

This brings the current record totals for the All Galicia Database to
192,268 records >from 60 different data sources. Profound thanks go
out to all the transcribers, project managers, data donors, and
financial donors who helped make this database possible!

This will be the last content update to the All Galicia Database for
2011. We'll pick up with not only more content updates, but also some
very exciting new website features in early 2012. The source code
powering the website will also be released to the public in January
2012 as a new downloadable open source software project, so that other
organizations (or individuals) wishing to use or adapt the software
for their own projects may do so -- free! More details will come next
month.

I'm also happy to announce that I will be presenting a session on the
AGD code at the 2012 RootsTech genealogy/tech conference, which will
be held in Salt Lake City >from February 2-4, 2012. The talk is
formally entitled "Building an open source genealogical search engine
with Apache Solr" and it's on the developer track. I am hoping to
hear soon whether or not it will be livestreamed and/or video
recorded.

A very happy Hannukah and happy new year to everyone!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Romania SIG #Romania "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #romania

bounce-2341295-772976@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #romania

bounce-2341295-772976@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #france

bounce-2341295-772957@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


French SIG #France "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #france

bounce-2341295-772957@...
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


"How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #rabbinic

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


Author Arnold Zable writes a contribution to the Orla Kehilalinks Page #rabbinic

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

We are pleased to advise that the famous author Arnold Zable who
wrote "Jewels and Ashes", has written a contribution to the Orla
Kehilalinks Page.

You can read this directly at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Jewels_%26_Ashes.html

We would like to encourage all those people with links to Orla,
Poland to follow Arnold's example by sending in their stories so
that we can add them to our cyber family of Orla's Jewish
descendants.

Happy Chanukah

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic "How to Make KehilaLinks Webpages" class to begin January 22, 2012 #rabbinic

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are delighted to announce our fourth "How to Make KehilaLinks
Webpages", taught by Mark Heckman and beginning January 22, 2012

This course is designed for those who would like to create a
KehilaLinks webpage dedicated to a Jewish Community / Kehila / Town /
Shtetl, but don't know how.
Creating web pages is not difficult. We will use a free, downloadable,
simple-to-use web page editor that runs on both PCs and Macs.
All you need to participate is some basic computer skills, a
computer, and a few spare hours a week for 6 weeks

Course description and how to enroll are described in detail on the
JewishGen Education page at www.jewishgen.org/education.

Happy Chanukah!

Susana Leistner Bloch, V.P., KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman,KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator
Mark Heckman, Instructor


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Author Arnold Zable writes a contribution to the Orla Kehilalinks Page #rabbinic

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

We are pleased to advise that the famous author Arnold Zable who
wrote "Jewels and Ashes", has written a contribution to the Orla
Kehilalinks Page.

You can read this directly at:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Jewels_%26_Ashes.html

We would like to encourage all those people with links to Orla,
Poland to follow Arnold's example by sending in their stories so
that we can add them to our cyber family of Orla's Jewish
descendants.

Happy Chanukah

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia


Re: Rav Dovid of Vitzer #rabbinic

Harold & Yvonne Berman <harvon59@...>
 

I have just been told that Vitzer is the Yiddish name for the shtetl of
Vidzy in Belarus

---
From: "Harold & Yvonne Berman" <harvon59@...>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:59:59 +1100

...
I am trying to find information on my maternal grandmother's family,
especially my ggfather. My maternal grandmother's name was Paja
SUDANSKY and her father was the Rosh Yeshiva according to family
stories of a yeshiva in Vitzer. I cannot find any trace of this place.
There was a great aunt Nachama RACHELSON who made aliyah in the early
1900's and a brother Herschel SUDANSKY who made aliyah about the 1930's.
The family was also related to Hermann JADLOWKER the opera singer and
lead Chazzan of the great Synagogue in Riga.
...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rav Dovid of Vitzer #rabbinic

Harold & Yvonne Berman <harvon59@...>
 

I have just been told that Vitzer is the Yiddish name for the shtetl of
Vidzy in Belarus

---
From: "Harold & Yvonne Berman" <harvon59@...>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:59:59 +1100

...
I am trying to find information on my maternal grandmother's family,
especially my ggfather. My maternal grandmother's name was Paja
SUDANSKY and her father was the Rosh Yeshiva according to family
stories of a yeshiva in Vitzer. I cannot find any trace of this place.
There was a great aunt Nachama RACHELSON who made aliyah in the early
1900's and a brother Herschel SUDANSKY who made aliyah about the 1930's.
The family was also related to Hermann JADLOWKER the opera singer and
lead Chazzan of the great Synagogue in Riga.
...


SOLOVEITCHIKS of Berditchev #rabbinic

Stephen Denker
 

Is the city of Berditchev connected in any way with the Soloveitchiks?

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic SOLOVEITCHIKS of Berditchev #rabbinic

Stephen Denker
 

Is the city of Berditchev connected in any way with the Soloveitchiks?

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA


Rabbi Shmuel SEGAL HaLevi #rabbinic

rachack@...
 

I am looking for information about Rabbi Shmuel SEGAL HaLevi,
the son of Rabbi Dovid SEGAL HaLevi (author of the TaZ and
Divrei Dovid). I heard that he was a son-in-law of Rabbi
Shimoshon of Ostropoli, I would like to verify this.
I am also looking to find out about his son Rabbi Dovid SEGAL
STERN, who was the father of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch SEGAL STERN
(Rov of Ambrova?), who was the father of Rabbi Yaakov HaLevi
LEITZAS (Rov of Wolbrom, and later Rosh Av Beis Din of Krakow)
and Rabbi Yosef CHARIF. Rabbi Yaakov HaLevi Leitzas's
son-in-law was my gggg-grandfather, Rabbi Binyomin Eliezer
UNGAR-AUERBACH (father of my ggg-grandfather Rabbi Reuven
Chaim KLEIN, author of Shenos Chaim and Rov of Davidkoff).
If anyone has any information for me, I would greatly
appreciate it...

Reuven Chaim Klein
Genealogical Researcher
JewishGen ID #106665


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Shmuel SEGAL HaLevi #rabbinic

rachack@...
 

I am looking for information about Rabbi Shmuel SEGAL HaLevi,
the son of Rabbi Dovid SEGAL HaLevi (author of the TaZ and
Divrei Dovid). I heard that he was a son-in-law of Rabbi
Shimoshon of Ostropoli, I would like to verify this.
I am also looking to find out about his son Rabbi Dovid SEGAL
STERN, who was the father of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch SEGAL STERN
(Rov of Ambrova?), who was the father of Rabbi Yaakov HaLevi
LEITZAS (Rov of Wolbrom, and later Rosh Av Beis Din of Krakow)
and Rabbi Yosef CHARIF. Rabbi Yaakov HaLevi Leitzas's
son-in-law was my gggg-grandfather, Rabbi Binyomin Eliezer
UNGAR-AUERBACH (father of my ggg-grandfather Rabbi Reuven
Chaim KLEIN, author of Shenos Chaim and Rov of Davidkoff).
If anyone has any information for me, I would greatly
appreciate it...

Reuven Chaim Klein
Genealogical Researcher
JewishGen ID #106665

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