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New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #subcarpathia

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #subcarpathia

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


Searching for information about one Zsofia GRUN nee KRAUSZ #hungary

Amit N
 

Hi all,

In a random search I encountered a person named Zsofia GRUN nee KRAUSZ
who was born in Sztanisics (which was known as Orszallas in
Hungarian). I know she was married to a person named Jozsef and was
apparently born in 1862 and died in 1940 in Budapest.
I would love to find some more details such as parents names and
siblings. Why? Because I hope this shot in the dark will help me cross
a brick wall. One of my great great grandfathers was born in
Sztanisics and was called KRAUSZ. However, apart >from his father's
name - Lazar - I lack all information about his family and I wish to
know more. Perhaps by any chance I stumbled upon his sister?

In another related question, I would love to know whether there is
anyway to find BMD documents >from Sztanisics, regarding Jewish
families and dating for the 19th century?

Thanks on advance,
Amit Naor
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Searching for information about one Zsofia GRUN nee KRAUSZ #hungary

Amit N
 

Hi all,

In a random search I encountered a person named Zsofia GRUN nee KRAUSZ
who was born in Sztanisics (which was known as Orszallas in
Hungarian). I know she was married to a person named Jozsef and was
apparently born in 1862 and died in 1940 in Budapest.
I would love to find some more details such as parents names and
siblings. Why? Because I hope this shot in the dark will help me cross
a brick wall. One of my great great grandfathers was born in
Sztanisics and was called KRAUSZ. However, apart >from his father's
name - Lazar - I lack all information about his family and I wish to
know more. Perhaps by any chance I stumbled upon his sister?

In another related question, I would love to know whether there is
anyway to find BMD documents >from Sztanisics, regarding Jewish
families and dating for the 19th century?

Thanks on advance,
Amit Naor
Israel


New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #hungary

bounce-3580849-772961@...
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


Hungary SIG #Hungary New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #hungary

bounce-3580849-772961@...
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


JewishGen offers Research in Belarus Class October 26 #poland #warsaw

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer a Research in Belarus Class October 26 - November 16

This is a three week course in researching your Belarus ancestors. It
will cover the modern boundaries of Belarus including parts of the former
Lithuania, parts of Latvia and parts of Poland.

This one-on-one personal mentoring class will concentrate on multiple
surnames >from the same District.

Choose your Gubernia and District by checking the Jewish Communities
database or Shtetls of Belarus >from the Belarus SIG website

Class includes downloadable lessons to help you with surnames and given
names, types of records, how to use secondary sources, how to write up
your research and communicate with others.

This is a personal mentoring program where students work one-on-one with
the instructor. Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the
lessons, search online and interact with the instructor. To meet the
needs of international students this course is open 24/7.

An application should be sent before class begins so that the instructor
can plan strategies to help with your project.

Please answer these questions:
1. The family surnames I want to research are:
2. My family comes >from (Gubernia, District or Shtetl)
3. This is what I know so far: (Names Dates and Places)

The Tuition is $125.
Enrollment is limited.
Registration will close when the course is full.
If you have questions, just ask.
Send your questions and/or application to Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com
Instruction Manager, JewishGen


New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #warsaw #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen offers Research in Belarus Class October 26 #warsaw #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer a Research in Belarus Class October 26 - November 16

This is a three week course in researching your Belarus ancestors. It
will cover the modern boundaries of Belarus including parts of the former
Lithuania, parts of Latvia and parts of Poland.

This one-on-one personal mentoring class will concentrate on multiple
surnames >from the same District.

Choose your Gubernia and District by checking the Jewish Communities
database or Shtetls of Belarus >from the Belarus SIG website

Class includes downloadable lessons to help you with surnames and given
names, types of records, how to use secondary sources, how to write up
your research and communicate with others.

This is a personal mentoring program where students work one-on-one with
the instructor. Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read the
lessons, search online and interact with the instructor. To meet the
needs of international students this course is open 24/7.

An application should be sent before class begins so that the instructor
can plan strategies to help with your project.

Please answer these questions:
1. The family surnames I want to research are:
2. My family comes >from (Gubernia, District or Shtetl)
3. This is what I know so far: (Names Dates and Places)

The Tuition is $125.
Enrollment is limited.
Registration will close when the course is full.
If you have questions, just ask.
Send your questions and/or application to Nancy Holden
nholden@interserv.com
Instruction Manager, JewishGen


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #warsaw #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #romania

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


Romania SIG #Romania New Success Stories Posted to JewishGen #romania

Nancy Siegel
 

Be sure to read the new stories recently published to our Success
Stories webpage. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Joshua Grayson finds that his ability to read pre-revolutionary
Russian cursive writing is the key to unlocking the history of his
grandfather's family.

**When Douglas Sarbach learns that his dad's father was buried in a
Jewish cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas, he begins to wonder. He
especially wonders why his family was Methodist and launches the
search for his father's Jewish roots.

**Ronald Miller becomes hooked on genealogy when searching for the
truth behind his grandfather's surname. He learns that the 1920 US
Census entry is mostly incorrect as he works to untangle the true
surname >from the many variations on the vital records he discovers.

We hope these new stories, and the stories in our archives, serve to
inspire and inform. We encourage you to submit your own success
stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Nancy Siegel, Editor; San Francisco, CA
Colin Mathias Justin, Webmaster; Walla Walla, WA
JewishGen's Success Stories


(Canada) Ancestry.ca Offers Free Access of Immigration Records for Canadian Thanksgiving #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca is offering free access to their immigration records to
celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving >from October 5 to October 8 10:00PM Mountain
Time To check what your local time is use time zone converter
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

To access the free offer go to: https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/thanksgiving If
you are connecting >from outside of Canada a window appears asking if you
want to go to "your" Ancestry site. Below that is continue to ancestry.ca
and that is what you want to click as the other Ancestry sites are not
offering this special.

Registration is required with name, email address and password, but no
credit card information is requested. If you try to access records not
included in the featured collections you will be invited to subscribe. That
is also what will happen if you try to access the featured collections after
the special offer time expires.

To see the featured collections go to:
https://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canada_thanksgiving

When the records >from your search appear a window opens with a green "view"
FREE Access next to it. On the right is an offer for a free trial. If you
click that button it will invite you to a free trial but you must provide
your credit card information. This is **not** the free offer for Canadian
Thanksgiving. Click on the "view" green free button and your record
appears. On the left there is an invitation to sign up to save this record .
Again this will provide an invitation to subscribe and request your credit
card. This is not the Canadian Thanksgiving free access. If you want to save
the record >from your search instead right click your mouse and click on save
image as to your hard drive >from where you can save, print and share.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Ancestry.ca Offers Free Access of Immigration Records for Canadian Thanksgiving #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry.ca is offering free access to their immigration records to
celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving >from October 5 to October 8 10:00PM Mountain
Time To check what your local time is use time zone converter
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

To access the free offer go to: https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/thanksgiving If
you are connecting >from outside of Canada a window appears asking if you
want to go to "your" Ancestry site. Below that is continue to ancestry.ca
and that is what you want to click as the other Ancestry sites are not
offering this special.

Registration is required with name, email address and password, but no
credit card information is requested. If you try to access records not
included in the featured collections you will be invited to subscribe. That
is also what will happen if you try to access the featured collections after
the special offer time expires.

To see the featured collections go to:
https://search.ancestry.ca/search/group/canada_thanksgiving

When the records >from your search appear a window opens with a green "view"
FREE Access next to it. On the right is an offer for a free trial. If you
click that button it will invite you to a free trial but you must provide
your credit card information. This is **not** the free offer for Canadian
Thanksgiving. Click on the "view" green free button and your record
appears. On the left there is an invitation to sign up to save this record .
Again this will provide an invitation to subscribe and request your credit
card. This is not the Canadian Thanksgiving free access. If you want to save
the record >from your search instead right click your mouse and click on save
image as to your hard drive >from where you can save, print and share.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"I Lived With Mentey" >from the Yizkor book of Kovel in Ukraine is a horrifying
account of an evil man, clearly a representative of the Germans, whose life and
actions were guided by the simple proposition that "There is no place at all
for Jews in the world." I have not been able to identify who Mentey was, or the
position he held, but the events in this chapter clearly take place some time
after October, 1942 when the Kovel ghettos had been liquidated and Jews who had
tried to escape were rounded up and held in the Great Synagogue until they, too,
were led to their deaths. The "eye witness" who was the source of this account
was one of six Jews remaining "in the open" and owed his life to the fact that
Mentey needed his skills as a shoemaker. But that did not save him >from
witnessing a litany of cold-blooded horrors at Mentey's hands.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1954495244572621?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"I Lived With Mentey" >from the Yizkor book of Kovel in Ukraine is a horrifying
account of an evil man, clearly a representative of the Germans, whose life and
actions were guided by the simple proposition that "There is no place at all
for Jews in the world." I have not been able to identify who Mentey was, or the
position he held, but the events in this chapter clearly take place some time
after October, 1942 when the Kovel ghettos had been liquidated and Jews who had
tried to escape were rounded up and held in the Great Synagogue until they, too,
were led to their deaths. The "eye witness" who was the source of this account
was one of six Jews remaining "in the open" and owed his life to the fact that
Mentey needed his skills as a shoemaker. But that did not save him >from
witnessing a litany of cold-blooded horrors at Mentey's hands.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1954495244572621?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

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


(Canada- Montreal) Canadian Jewish Archives Moves to New Headquarters #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Canadian Jewish Archives has moved its headquarters >from downtown Montreal
to the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood west of downtown at 4810 Jean Talon St. W.,
suite 211. The archives also has a new name: Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish
Archives formerly the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) National Archives. For now,
visitors must make an appointment.

The oldest document dates back to 1765 with most of the documents >from the late
1800's forward. The archives houses more than 20,000 photographic prints, and
the photographic collections are the most requested of all the archives' holdings.

In 1999, the Jewish community turned over the Bronfman building to Concordia
University when the CJC moved its national office to Ottawa. The agreement was
that the archives could remain in the basement for 15 years, rent-free. Last year,
they were given notice by the University to leave - with a year 's notice.

Their online database can be viewed at: http://www.cjhn.ca/en

To read more see:
http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/canadian-jewish-archives-moves-to-new-location-in-uptown-montreal
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/yBrdjK ]

Thank you to Gail Dever's Genealogy a la carte for advising us about the
move.

Jan Meisels Allen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada- Montreal) Canadian Jewish Archives Moves to New Headquarters #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Canadian Jewish Archives has moved its headquarters >from downtown Montreal
to the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood west of downtown at 4810 Jean Talon St. W.,
suite 211. The archives also has a new name: Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish
Archives formerly the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) National Archives. For now,
visitors must make an appointment.

The oldest document dates back to 1765 with most of the documents >from the late
1800's forward. The archives houses more than 20,000 photographic prints, and
the photographic collections are the most requested of all the archives' holdings.

In 1999, the Jewish community turned over the Bronfman building to Concordia
University when the CJC moved its national office to Ottawa. The agreement was
that the archives could remain in the basement for 15 years, rent-free. Last year,
they were given notice by the University to leave - with a year 's notice.

Their online database can be viewed at: http://www.cjhn.ca/en

To read more see:
http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/canadian-jewish-archives-moves-to-new-location-in-uptown-montreal
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/yBrdjK ]

Thank you to Gail Dever's Genealogy a la carte for advising us about the
move.

Jan Meisels Allen

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