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Viewmate Translation request - Hebrew Cursive #ukraine

Lainie Levick <llevick@...>
 

Hello,

My father and I have just recently started searching for our lost family
members. His parents, my grandparents, came over with their new born son (my
father's brother) >from Vinnytsia (we think), Ukraine/Russia in 1921 to
Philadelphia, PA. They lost track of the rest of their families when they
left. His parents names were Bercu (Beryl) Litvac and Golda (not sure of her
last name, maybe Uswinsky?), and the son was Chaim Felwich Litvac. We know
that Bercu had a brother David, and two sisters names unknown, who went to
Argentina. We don't know the names of any of Golda's family.

We have two photos of Golda's sisters (we think) which I have posted on
ViewMate, that have some writing on the back for which we need a
translation. I think they are in Hebrew cursive, although his parents spoke
Yiddish. We would like to know any names, dates, cities, or other
information that might help us in our search.

The locations are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45586
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45585

Please respond via the form provided on ViewMate.

Many thanks in advance for your time.
Sincerely,
Lainie Levick, Tucson, Arizona
Irv Levick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate Translation request - Hebrew Cursive #ukraine

Lainie Levick <llevick@...>
 

Hello,

My father and I have just recently started searching for our lost family
members. His parents, my grandparents, came over with their new born son (my
father's brother) >from Vinnytsia (we think), Ukraine/Russia in 1921 to
Philadelphia, PA. They lost track of the rest of their families when they
left. His parents names were Bercu (Beryl) Litvac and Golda (not sure of her
last name, maybe Uswinsky?), and the son was Chaim Felwich Litvac. We know
that Bercu had a brother David, and two sisters names unknown, who went to
Argentina. We don't know the names of any of Golda's family.

We have two photos of Golda's sisters (we think) which I have posted on
ViewMate, that have some writing on the back for which we need a
translation. I think they are in Hebrew cursive, although his parents spoke
Yiddish. We would like to know any names, dates, cities, or other
information that might help us in our search.

The locations are:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45586
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45585

Please respond via the form provided on ViewMate.

Many thanks in advance for your time.
Sincerely,
Lainie Levick, Tucson, Arizona
Irv Levick, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


EICHENSTEIN Chassidic descendants in Toronto #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out and to make contact with member of the EICHENSTEIN
family. Rabbi Alexander YomTov Lipa Eichenstein, Admor of Zhidachov
had a daughter, Esther, who was married twice (first husband unknown
to me) and then remarried Rabbi Shimon Bezalel Neiman who perished.
Esther has/had grandchildren in Toronto.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic EICHENSTEIN Chassidic descendants in Toronto #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out and to make contact with member of the EICHENSTEIN
family. Rabbi Alexander YomTov Lipa Eichenstein, Admor of Zhidachov
had a daughter, Esther, who was married twice (first husband unknown
to me) and then remarried Rabbi Shimon Bezalel Neiman who perished.
Esther has/had grandchildren in Toronto.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


The Baal HaTanya's Daughter Frieda/Shmuel LEVIN (Baal HaTanya's 3rd Great Grandson) #rabbinic

Hadassah Herskovich <herskovichh@...>
 

Hello,

It has been passed down through my family that my great grandmother
was a descendant of the Baal HaTanya, however we do not have proof of
this. My fourth great grandmother was Frieda, but >from what we
understand she was married to a man named Shmuel. The Baal HaTanya did
have a daughter Frieda but on the official Baal HaTanya family tree,
it says that she was married to Eliyahu KLUTZKAR. We have a few
theories such as the possibility that Frieda had more than one
marriage, although again this is just a theory.

The other day I came across the fact that the Baal HaTanya's grandson,
Shneur SHNEERSON was married to a woman Rada Frieda. Together they had
a daughter, Rivka, who was married to Moshe Eliezer LEVINE. Rivka had
a son Shmuel. This struck me because as I mentioned my ancestor Frieda
was married to a Shmuel. Furthermore, they had a daughter Rivka. This
made me wonder if perhaps the connection is this way - maybe Shmuel
also married a Frieda and then had a daughter Rivka. I have not been
able to find any information on who Shmuel married or if he had any
children. This is all a lot of speculation, but there is a Moshe and
Eliezer in the family in which case may have been named after Moshe
Eliezer LEVIN. (this could be coincidental but we also do not know
the names of everyone's siblings.)

If anyone has any information on either the Baal HaTanya's daughter,
Frieda or Shmuel LEVIN, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Hadassa Herskovich
Monsey, NY
USA


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The Baal HaTanya's Daughter Frieda/Shmuel LEVIN (Baal HaTanya's 3rd Great Grandson) #rabbinic

Hadassah Herskovich <herskovichh@...>
 

Hello,

It has been passed down through my family that my great grandmother
was a descendant of the Baal HaTanya, however we do not have proof of
this. My fourth great grandmother was Frieda, but >from what we
understand she was married to a man named Shmuel. The Baal HaTanya did
have a daughter Frieda but on the official Baal HaTanya family tree,
it says that she was married to Eliyahu KLUTZKAR. We have a few
theories such as the possibility that Frieda had more than one
marriage, although again this is just a theory.

The other day I came across the fact that the Baal HaTanya's grandson,
Shneur SHNEERSON was married to a woman Rada Frieda. Together they had
a daughter, Rivka, who was married to Moshe Eliezer LEVINE. Rivka had
a son Shmuel. This struck me because as I mentioned my ancestor Frieda
was married to a Shmuel. Furthermore, they had a daughter Rivka. This
made me wonder if perhaps the connection is this way - maybe Shmuel
also married a Frieda and then had a daughter Rivka. I have not been
able to find any information on who Shmuel married or if he had any
children. This is all a lot of speculation, but there is a Moshe and
Eliezer in the family in which case may have been named after Moshe
Eliezer LEVIN. (this could be coincidental but we also do not know
the names of everyone's siblings.)

If anyone has any information on either the Baal HaTanya's daughter,
Frieda or Shmuel LEVIN, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Hadassa Herskovich
Monsey, NY
USA


ViewMate postings - seeking Russian and hand-written Yiddish translations #ukraine

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Hi,

1. I've posted an inscribed photo in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45559
Seeking exact as possible translation of inscription on back of photo of
unknown couple.

2. I've also posted a hand-written document in Yiddish for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45574
Looking for as exact a translation as possible. This appears on the reverse
of a flyer regarding a meeting of the Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT
Piaterer Verein chapters to memorialize massacres in their hometown of
Piater in 1918 and 1919. Possibly meeting notes.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, VT

GREENBERG, POSTILNICK, GRIBELYUK, ROSETSKY, Pyatigory, Zhivotov , Konela,
Zhashkov
SILVERMAN, SILBERMAN, TABACHNICK, Bar, Kazachki


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate postings - seeking Russian and hand-written Yiddish translations #ukraine

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

Hi,

1. I've posted an inscribed photo in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45559
Seeking exact as possible translation of inscription on back of photo of
unknown couple.

2. I've also posted a hand-written document in Yiddish for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM45574
Looking for as exact a translation as possible. This appears on the reverse
of a flyer regarding a meeting of the Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT
Piaterer Verein chapters to memorialize massacres in their hometown of
Piater in 1918 and 1919. Possibly meeting notes.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, VT

GREENBERG, POSTILNICK, GRIBELYUK, ROSETSKY, Pyatigory, Zhivotov , Konela,
Zhashkov
SILVERMAN, SILBERMAN, TABACHNICK, Bar, Kazachki


Re: Siberia Traveling back to Europe in 1910 #general

Alan Shuchat
 

According to the Russian-language Wikipedia page for Chita, the Trans-Siberian
Railroad reached Chita in 1899. Chita became a major transportation hub for
the region.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta, Abazovka, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy) KITAIGORODSKI
(Zvenigorodka

Did the train exist 1910? My great uncle was sent to Chita, Siberia. He got
himself in trouble. His brother sent ticket money in 1910. I have a map of
the town showing the synagogue and Jewish cemetery. His name was Aron Benjamin
Shapiro born the Ukraine in 1880's. Thanks

Gayle Schlissel Riley


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Siberia Traveling back to Europe in 1910 #general

Alan Shuchat
 

According to the Russian-language Wikipedia page for Chita, the Trans-Siberian
Railroad reached Chita in 1899. Chita became a major transportation hub for
the region.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta, Abazovka, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy) KITAIGORODSKI
(Zvenigorodka

Did the train exist 1910? My great uncle was sent to Chita, Siberia. He got
himself in trouble. His brother sent ticket money in 1910. I have a map of
the town showing the synagogue and Jewish cemetery. His name was Aron Benjamin
Shapiro born the Ukraine in 1880's. Thanks

Gayle Schlissel Riley


Research Help #warsaw #poland

Wendy Newman
 

Greetings,
After a long absence >from genealogy, I am trying to pick up where I left =
off about 5 years ago. I am thinking that much has changed in that =
time.
My family has roots in Pulawy and Warsaw. I have visited the JewishGen =
site and see there might be vital records that are now available to =
review.
I need some help in getting started to do this. =20
My family names were Nudelman, >from Pulawy. Then some of them moved to =
Warsaw. I only know of one Nudelman who emigrated to Australia.
The rest remained in Warsaw; supposedly, all but one disappeared in the =
Holocaust. One member went to Siberia during the war, survived, and =
emigrated to=20
Australia. This stateless family member=E2=80=99s documents showed =
parents as Avraham Nudelman and some variant of Toba/Dobra nee Cukier.
My grandfather, Chaim Nudelman, married a Taube Edelstein and emigrated =
to the U.S. with a big Edelstein clan.
Without overloading my audience with information, can anyone tell me =
what might be available on Family Search, etc. in terms of discovering =
Polish vital records.
I am planning a trip to Poland next year and am also wondering how I =
might go about visiting the archives without speaking any Polish.
I am looking forward to hearing >from you with ideas. Thanks in advance.
Wendy Newman
researching Nudelman, Edelstain, Cukier, Hirsch in Pulawy & Warsaw=


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Research Help #warsaw #poland

Wendy Newman
 

Greetings,
After a long absence >from genealogy, I am trying to pick up where I left =
off about 5 years ago. I am thinking that much has changed in that =
time.
My family has roots in Pulawy and Warsaw. I have visited the JewishGen =
site and see there might be vital records that are now available to =
review.
I need some help in getting started to do this. =20
My family names were Nudelman, >from Pulawy. Then some of them moved to =
Warsaw. I only know of one Nudelman who emigrated to Australia.
The rest remained in Warsaw; supposedly, all but one disappeared in the =
Holocaust. One member went to Siberia during the war, survived, and =
emigrated to=20
Australia. This stateless family member=E2=80=99s documents showed =
parents as Avraham Nudelman and some variant of Toba/Dobra nee Cukier.
My grandfather, Chaim Nudelman, married a Taube Edelstein and emigrated =
to the U.S. with a big Edelstein clan.
Without overloading my audience with information, can anyone tell me =
what might be available on Family Search, etc. in terms of discovering =
Polish vital records.
I am planning a trip to Poland next year and am also wondering how I =
might go about visiting the archives without speaking any Polish.
I am looking forward to hearing >from you with ideas. Thanks in advance.
Wendy Newman
researching Nudelman, Edelstain, Cukier, Hirsch in Pulawy & Warsaw=


Researching: HOLSTEIN family in Warsaw #warsaw #poland

ronskillian@...
 

I am a new member of the Warsawa Research Group, researching my wife Carol
HOLSTEIN=B9s family. Using family documents and oral histories, online
research (including JRI Poland database), and a Polish researcher in
Warsaw, we believe one or more members of the family arrived in Warsaw
from Schleswig-Holstein in the late 1700s, allegedly hired to assist in
some aspect of Warsaw park landscaping.

One focus of my current research is to identify the first HOLSTEIN (with
the name in metrical records translated also as variants of HOLSZTAJN,
HOLSZTEIN, HOLDSZTEIN, and GOLSTEIN) to arrive in Warsaw and >from exactly
where in Schleswig-Holstein, in order to search back further into the
family=B9s history. A second focus is to expand knowledge of family members
while they were in Warsaw in the 1800s. I also have just made an inquiry
through the Scandanavia SIG, which covers Schleswig-Holstein.

The earliest information we have is:

1. Feywel/Faiwel GOLISZTEIN [occupation unknown] and wife Ruchla (Rachel)
[unknown maiden name]. Believed to be the earliest known HOLSTEINS,
identified in the 1833 Warsaw marriage civil record of one of their sons,
Szmerl Jonas Faywlowicz GOLISZTEIN (Samuel Joseph HOLSTEIN), born 1811,
all living at #947 on ul. Zimna. Szmerl married Tauba Oyzerowna Szwalberg
of Praga District Warsaw. Unknown if Feywel was the first HOLSTEIN
immigrant.

2. Abraham Faywlowicz HOLSZTAIN (Carol's g-g-g-grandfather) [listed as a
szynkarz or innkeeper and elsewhere as a handlarz or trader], was born
1799-1800 in Warsaw, and married Chana Abrahamow BALOW, born 1802-03. They
are listed in their son Izrael Fajwel=B9s 1840 marriage record, and were
living at #2082 on ul. Zielona.

We believe at least 4 branches of the family emigrated >from Warsaw to the
USA (Syracuse, New York and Connecticut as known destinations) in the
1880s-early 1890s. Carol=B9s great-grandfather Abram Mordka (Adolph)
GOLSZTEIN [HOLSTEIN], a woodcarver by profession, brought his wife Rosa
MAZUR (married 1881) and children David and Alexander to the USA
(Syracuse) on the SS Lahn on 27 June 1890, settling in Syracuse where a
brother Joseph Samuel, also a woodcarver, had arrived in the 1880s. Adolph
then brought over his father Aron Moshka (Moses Aaron) [long-time
superintendent of Warsaw=B9s Jewish hospital] and wife Adella PERLMUTTER,
who were living at #34 Pavaejin, in June 1891.

Our Warsaw researcher has discovered additional metrical documents about
family members in the 1800s and their addresses. There is one registration
book that has not been made available yet by the archives to our
researcher; it may contain useful family details. But so far nothing has
helped us track back to Schleswig-Holstein.

I would appreciate any advice or leads on how to advance my research of
the HOLSTEINs.

Ronald Killian
Newton Centre, MA, USA
Researching HOLSTEIN in Warsaw and JELIN/YELLIN in Jalowka, Poland


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Researching: HOLSTEIN family in Warsaw #warsaw #poland

ronskillian@...
 

I am a new member of the Warsawa Research Group, researching my wife Carol
HOLSTEIN=B9s family. Using family documents and oral histories, online
research (including JRI Poland database), and a Polish researcher in
Warsaw, we believe one or more members of the family arrived in Warsaw
from Schleswig-Holstein in the late 1700s, allegedly hired to assist in
some aspect of Warsaw park landscaping.

One focus of my current research is to identify the first HOLSTEIN (with
the name in metrical records translated also as variants of HOLSZTAJN,
HOLSZTEIN, HOLDSZTEIN, and GOLSTEIN) to arrive in Warsaw and >from exactly
where in Schleswig-Holstein, in order to search back further into the
family=B9s history. A second focus is to expand knowledge of family members
while they were in Warsaw in the 1800s. I also have just made an inquiry
through the Scandanavia SIG, which covers Schleswig-Holstein.

The earliest information we have is:

1. Feywel/Faiwel GOLISZTEIN [occupation unknown] and wife Ruchla (Rachel)
[unknown maiden name]. Believed to be the earliest known HOLSTEINS,
identified in the 1833 Warsaw marriage civil record of one of their sons,
Szmerl Jonas Faywlowicz GOLISZTEIN (Samuel Joseph HOLSTEIN), born 1811,
all living at #947 on ul. Zimna. Szmerl married Tauba Oyzerowna Szwalberg
of Praga District Warsaw. Unknown if Feywel was the first HOLSTEIN
immigrant.

2. Abraham Faywlowicz HOLSZTAIN (Carol's g-g-g-grandfather) [listed as a
szynkarz or innkeeper and elsewhere as a handlarz or trader], was born
1799-1800 in Warsaw, and married Chana Abrahamow BALOW, born 1802-03. They
are listed in their son Izrael Fajwel=B9s 1840 marriage record, and were
living at #2082 on ul. Zielona.

We believe at least 4 branches of the family emigrated >from Warsaw to the
USA (Syracuse, New York and Connecticut as known destinations) in the
1880s-early 1890s. Carol=B9s great-grandfather Abram Mordka (Adolph)
GOLSZTEIN [HOLSTEIN], a woodcarver by profession, brought his wife Rosa
MAZUR (married 1881) and children David and Alexander to the USA
(Syracuse) on the SS Lahn on 27 June 1890, settling in Syracuse where a
brother Joseph Samuel, also a woodcarver, had arrived in the 1880s. Adolph
then brought over his father Aron Moshka (Moses Aaron) [long-time
superintendent of Warsaw=B9s Jewish hospital] and wife Adella PERLMUTTER,
who were living at #34 Pavaejin, in June 1891.

Our Warsaw researcher has discovered additional metrical documents about
family members in the 1800s and their addresses. There is one registration
book that has not been made available yet by the archives to our
researcher; it may contain useful family details. But so far nothing has
helped us track back to Schleswig-Holstein.

I would appreciate any advice or leads on how to advance my research of
the HOLSTEINs.

Ronald Killian
Newton Centre, MA, USA
Researching HOLSTEIN in Warsaw and JELIN/YELLIN in Jalowka, Poland


Ask the Expert: Jewish Naming Patterns - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 12pm (EST) #warsaw #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Ask the Expert: Jewish Naming Patterns - Tuesday, February 16,
2016 @ 12pm (EST)

Are you trying to understand why your grandfather Mordechai Yehuda
was also known as both Mortka Leib and Max? Our ancestors each had
many different given names and nicknames, in various languages and
alphabets - this can make Jewish genealogical research difficult
and confusing.

In this Ask the Expert session, Warren Blatt, our Managing Director,
will answer questions about the history and patterns of Jewish first
names, and how to recognize your ancestors' names in genealogical
sources. Remember, no question is a bad question!

How this works:
1. Submit your question using the link below.
2. On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 12:00 pm (EST), we will post
your question, along with an answer, on our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org .
3. Warren will be online during the session, so if you have a
follow-up question or comment, Warren will be available to respond.
4. When the session is complete, everything will be placed into an
InfoFile.

Here is the link to submit a question:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mt4x80s7GCRewdYerqCoWedzMF5VZkGNJWRudmiyUIs/viewform
[or http://tinyurl.com/zxfznqh]

Important note:
You do not need to be a member of Facebook to submit a question and
then view the answer. However, you do need to be a member of Facebook
if you wish to post a follow-up question/comment.

Avraham Groll
Senior Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org
AGroll@mjhnyc.org


1939 German minority Census available online! #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

dear fellow genners...
i just stumbled upon something which might hold great interest.

Most of the German 1939 minority census has been indexed and you can
research surnames AND TOWNS. I put in my ancestral Polish and Austrian
towns and was able to search Jews living in Germany in 1939
who were born in that Polish or Austrian town, getting their birth
date, maiden name and location in 1939. The search also works for
Latvian, Lithuanian, and French birthtowns. Of course you can search
by
surname too.

The description is at http://tracingthepast.org/minority-census. It
reads: "Currently, the searchable data includes persons who can be
proven to have perished in the Holocaust, those who were born prior to
1903 (+110 years ago), and others who deceased prior to 1984 (+30
years ago).Of the approximately 410,000 original entries, about 275,000 (or
around 67%) of the "Minority Census" are available here online.Tracing
the Past is honored to have the opportunity to share this research
tool online. "

and the index can be searched here:
http://tracingthepast.org/minority-census/census-database

happy hunting!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens Fl
VP, Education, JewishGen Inc.
Phyllis


Latest News About IAJGS Annual Conference: Film Festival #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

We are thrilled to announce that Jewish film authority Eric Goldman is
organizing the film festival for the 36th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel >from August
7-12. Goldman is putting together an array of 25 Jewish-themed films
that will be one of the high points of this summer's conference. Goldman
stated it would "offer an amazing look at world Jewry and the various
migrations that have impacted our people through the centuries. There
will be a special focus on immigration to the United States." He is a
noted Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema at Yeshiva University.

Other highlights of the 2016 conference include the opening night
keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer. There are also planned Alaskan cruises before and
after the conference.

The conference's Early Registration period, which runs until April 30,
offers the lowest fees, with savings of $55 for the full conference. The
conference website, http://www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on
how to register for all levels of the conference. Once registered, you
can make reservations at the Sheraton Hotel at a reduced rate.

Since we know that there is no way to attend every single session at the
conference, we've made it easy to catch what you may miss - audio files
with slides and Live! are the answer. Live! is a real-time video
streaming service. If you subscribe to Live! you will have access to the
archives on-demand for 90 days after the conference is over! Both can be
subscribed to during the registration process.

If you can't join us in person in Seattle, you can still subscribe to
Seattle 2016 Live! and you can also purchase the audio and slides. Early
registrants to Live! will receive a $70 discount off the August price.

Sign up for the discussion group >from the "about" tab on the conference
website, and the blog >from the link on the right hand side of the page.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

Conference Co-Chairs
http://www.iajgs2016.org/
"Like" us on Facebook www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=iajgs%202016


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Ask the Expert: Jewish Naming Patterns - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 12pm (EST) #poland #warsaw

Groll, Avraham
 

Ask the Expert: Jewish Naming Patterns - Tuesday, February 16,
2016 @ 12pm (EST)

Are you trying to understand why your grandfather Mordechai Yehuda
was also known as both Mortka Leib and Max? Our ancestors each had
many different given names and nicknames, in various languages and
alphabets - this can make Jewish genealogical research difficult
and confusing.

In this Ask the Expert session, Warren Blatt, our Managing Director,
will answer questions about the history and patterns of Jewish first
names, and how to recognize your ancestors' names in genealogical
sources. Remember, no question is a bad question!

How this works:
1. Submit your question using the link below.
2. On Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 12:00 pm (EST), we will post
your question, along with an answer, on our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org .
3. Warren will be online during the session, so if you have a
follow-up question or comment, Warren will be available to respond.
4. When the session is complete, everything will be placed into an
InfoFile.

Here is the link to submit a question:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mt4x80s7GCRewdYerqCoWedzMF5VZkGNJWRudmiyUIs/viewform
[or http://tinyurl.com/zxfznqh]

Important note:
You do not need to be a member of Facebook to submit a question and
then view the answer. However, you do need to be a member of Facebook
if you wish to post a follow-up question/comment.

Avraham Groll
Senior Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org
AGroll@mjhnyc.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland 1939 German minority Census available online! #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

dear fellow genners...
i just stumbled upon something which might hold great interest.

Most of the German 1939 minority census has been indexed and you can
research surnames AND TOWNS. I put in my ancestral Polish and Austrian
towns and was able to search Jews living in Germany in 1939
who were born in that Polish or Austrian town, getting their birth
date, maiden name and location in 1939. The search also works for
Latvian, Lithuanian, and French birthtowns. Of course you can search
by
surname too.

The description is at http://tracingthepast.org/minority-census. It
reads: "Currently, the searchable data includes persons who can be
proven to have perished in the Holocaust, those who were born prior to
1903 (+110 years ago), and others who deceased prior to 1984 (+30
years ago).Of the approximately 410,000 original entries, about 275,000 (or
around 67%) of the "Minority Census" are available here online.Tracing
the Past is honored to have the opportunity to share this research
tool online. "

and the index can be searched here:
http://tracingthepast.org/minority-census/census-database

happy hunting!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens Fl
VP, Education, JewishGen Inc.
Phyllis


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Latest News About IAJGS Annual Conference: Film Festival #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

We are thrilled to announce that Jewish film authority Eric Goldman is
organizing the film festival for the 36th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy to be held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel >from August
7-12. Goldman is putting together an array of 25 Jewish-themed films
that will be one of the high points of this summer's conference. Goldman
stated it would "offer an amazing look at world Jewry and the various
migrations that have impacted our people through the centuries. There
will be a special focus on immigration to the United States." He is a
noted Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema at Yeshiva University.

Other highlights of the 2016 conference include the opening night
keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer. There are also planned Alaskan cruises before and
after the conference.

The conference's Early Registration period, which runs until April 30,
offers the lowest fees, with savings of $55 for the full conference. The
conference website, http://www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on
how to register for all levels of the conference. Once registered, you
can make reservations at the Sheraton Hotel at a reduced rate.

Since we know that there is no way to attend every single session at the
conference, we've made it easy to catch what you may miss - audio files
with slides and Live! are the answer. Live! is a real-time video
streaming service. If you subscribe to Live! you will have access to the
archives on-demand for 90 days after the conference is over! Both can be
subscribed to during the registration process.

If you can't join us in person in Seattle, you can still subscribe to
Seattle 2016 Live! and you can also purchase the audio and slides. Early
registrants to Live! will receive a $70 discount off the August price.

Sign up for the discussion group >from the "about" tab on the conference
website, and the blog >from the link on the right hand side of the page.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

Conference Co-Chairs
http://www.iajgs2016.org/
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