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Newly published book on the Kaunas (Kovno) Ghetto #lithuania

Toby Bird
 

I'd like to let researchers know about the recently published book
"Smuggled in Potato Sacks: Fifty Stories of the Hidden Children of the
Kaunas Ghetto," edited by Solomon Abramovich and Yakov Zilberg. The
publisher is Vallentine Mitchell (London and Portland,Oregon). The
fifty stories were written by survivors themselves, most of whom
settled in Israel. Many include photos, some with unidentified ghetto
neighbors. As far as I can tell, the book has only been published in
English.

It is a valuable addition to Holocaust literature, specifically
literature about the Kovno ghetto. The book includes a well-written
and informative introduction entitled "The Origins of Lithuanian
Jewry" as well as a bibliography, an index, and maps.

I have no commercial interest in this book. I found out about it
through the wife of my second cousin, who, along with my cousin were
hidden children and are represented in this book. I hope that those of
you who are in a position to purchase books for libraries with
Holocaust or Jewish Studies collections would consider adding it to
your collection so that it can have the wider distribution it
deserves. Every entry is moving and informative.

For more in-depth information about the book, as well as a listing of
names, please go to the review I wrote for my blog:
http://compellingjewishstories.blogspot.com/

Toby Bird
FRUTKO, FRUTKOFF, MILNER, MARMOR, KAPLAN, FREEDMAN,
ANYKSCIAI, KOVNO GUBERNIA


VM Yiddish Translatyion Request Yiddish Artists Union Documents #yiddish

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I am asking for a translation of two documents written by my Aunt Luba
Fisher. One is a letter written by my Aunt to the Yiddish Artists Union in
Warsaw and the other is is believed to be a questionnaire >from the Yiddish
Artists Union answered by my aunt .

The direct links can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=21300
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=21301

Please reply to me at ylca87@aol.com

Warm regards,
Connie


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Newly published book on the Kaunas (Kovno) Ghetto #lithuania

Toby Bird
 

I'd like to let researchers know about the recently published book
"Smuggled in Potato Sacks: Fifty Stories of the Hidden Children of the
Kaunas Ghetto," edited by Solomon Abramovich and Yakov Zilberg. The
publisher is Vallentine Mitchell (London and Portland,Oregon). The
fifty stories were written by survivors themselves, most of whom
settled in Israel. Many include photos, some with unidentified ghetto
neighbors. As far as I can tell, the book has only been published in
English.

It is a valuable addition to Holocaust literature, specifically
literature about the Kovno ghetto. The book includes a well-written
and informative introduction entitled "The Origins of Lithuanian
Jewry" as well as a bibliography, an index, and maps.

I have no commercial interest in this book. I found out about it
through the wife of my second cousin, who, along with my cousin were
hidden children and are represented in this book. I hope that those of
you who are in a position to purchase books for libraries with
Holocaust or Jewish Studies collections would consider adding it to
your collection so that it can have the wider distribution it
deserves. Every entry is moving and informative.

For more in-depth information about the book, as well as a listing of
names, please go to the review I wrote for my blog:
http://compellingjewishstories.blogspot.com/

Toby Bird
FRUTKO, FRUTKOFF, MILNER, MARMOR, KAPLAN, FREEDMAN,
ANYKSCIAI, KOVNO GUBERNIA


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre VM Yiddish Translatyion Request Yiddish Artists Union Documents #yiddish

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I am asking for a translation of two documents written by my Aunt Luba
Fisher. One is a letter written by my Aunt to the Yiddish Artists Union in
Warsaw and the other is is believed to be a questionnaire >from the Yiddish
Artists Union answered by my aunt .

The direct links can be found at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=21300
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/memberadmin/submissionsview.asp?ID=21301

Please reply to me at ylca87@aol.com

Warm regards,
Connie


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


New Kaunas Draft Lists ! #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

To all those good folks searching their roots in Kaunas I have added 2 new
files, 1877 and 1878 Draft Lists to our Kaunas site
http://kaunas.shutterfly.com/

If you are not part of the Kaunas District Research Group and you have
roots in Kaunas, belonging to our group is a must.

To join, just go to at http://www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down
to District Research and on the drop down menu, choose Kaunas.

I look forward to hearing >from you !

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Kaunas Draft Lists ! #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

To all those good folks searching their roots in Kaunas I have added 2 new
files, 1877 and 1878 Draft Lists to our Kaunas site
http://kaunas.shutterfly.com/

If you are not part of the Kaunas District Research Group and you have
roots in Kaunas, belonging to our group is a must.

To join, just go to at http://www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down
to District Research and on the drop down menu, choose Kaunas.

I look forward to hearing >from you !

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group


Zarasai Marriages and Divorces 1922-1940 #lithuania

Dorfleiv@...
 

The Marriage and Divorce records for Zarasai for the years 1922-1940 have
been translated and are now available >from the Zarasai District Research
Group. It will be 18 months before these records are added to the
searchable All Lithuania Database

If you would like to see these records now, and are not already part
of the Zarasai DRG, a $100 contribution to LitvakSIG will gain you
access to these and thousands of other lines of data for towns in the
Zarasai District.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ Scroll down to
District Research Group and, on the pull down menu, choose Zarasai.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Zarasai Marriages and Divorces 1922-1940 #lithuania

Dorfleiv@...
 

The Marriage and Divorce records for Zarasai for the years 1922-1940 have
been translated and are now available >from the Zarasai District Research
Group. It will be 18 months before these records are added to the
searchable All Lithuania Database

If you would like to see these records now, and are not already part
of the Zarasai DRG, a $100 contribution to LitvakSIG will gain you
access to these and thousands of other lines of data for towns in the
Zarasai District.

To contribute, go to www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ Scroll down to
District Research Group and, on the pull down menu, choose Zarasai.

Dorothy Leivers
Coordinator


Re: Question about 1/2 second cousins #dna

Steve Adelson <sjadelson@...>
 

Hi Sarah,

First off, you may not wish to take MRCA on GEDMATCH at face value, as I
have found it not to be accurate for Jewish populations. I have a ton of
matches there, all of which list as between 3 and 4 generations, absolutely
none of which have I linked to my family via paper trail.

Regarding your situation, testing your 1/2 second cousins can help.... Any
matches with you will be through that side of the family, specifically
through whichever of your grandmother's parents was common to the
half-siblings. However, it is also possible that your great-grandparents
(the widow and the widower) were themselves related further back, so that's
something to keep in mind.

For what it's worth, you and I show up as "4th to distant" cousins in FF,
and my YDNA testing has matched me very closely to known descendants of the
Helperin rabbinic line. Those lines intermarried a lot, though, so that
doesn't really narrow it down.

Best,
Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah L Meyer [mailto:sarahlmeyer@suddenlink.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 2:05 PM

I am fairly new to DNA testing. In April I did the family finder test
and my mtDNA. After learning that my DNA confirmed that I was 100% Jewish
and that I had a large number of matches, I started testing cousins to try
to triangulate my results (so that I could figure out which matches came
from which lines). I then tested my second cousin on my father's side and
our match came out where it should. Because one of my second cousins once
removed is elderly and not in good health, I tested him next, and the
suggested relationship was "distant" cousin according to family tree DNA. I
ran the same data through GEDMATCH.com and the suggested relationship (using
their defaults) was 3.5 generations to MRCA (most recent common ancestor) -
which would be consistent with second cousin once removed. It appears that
we may only be related in one way, which means that the correction factor
for inbred populations - lost a true relationship (I think that this is what
would be called a type I error). This extra distance has not helped with
the triangulation.
...


DNA Research #DNA RE: Question about 1/2 second cousins #dna

Steve Adelson <sjadelson@...>
 

Hi Sarah,

First off, you may not wish to take MRCA on GEDMATCH at face value, as I
have found it not to be accurate for Jewish populations. I have a ton of
matches there, all of which list as between 3 and 4 generations, absolutely
none of which have I linked to my family via paper trail.

Regarding your situation, testing your 1/2 second cousins can help.... Any
matches with you will be through that side of the family, specifically
through whichever of your grandmother's parents was common to the
half-siblings. However, it is also possible that your great-grandparents
(the widow and the widower) were themselves related further back, so that's
something to keep in mind.

For what it's worth, you and I show up as "4th to distant" cousins in FF,
and my YDNA testing has matched me very closely to known descendants of the
Helperin rabbinic line. Those lines intermarried a lot, though, so that
doesn't really narrow it down.

Best,
Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah L Meyer [mailto:sarahlmeyer@suddenlink.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 2:05 PM

I am fairly new to DNA testing. In April I did the family finder test
and my mtDNA. After learning that my DNA confirmed that I was 100% Jewish
and that I had a large number of matches, I started testing cousins to try
to triangulate my results (so that I could figure out which matches came
from which lines). I then tested my second cousin on my father's side and
our match came out where it should. Because one of my second cousins once
removed is elderly and not in good health, I tested him next, and the
suggested relationship was "distant" cousin according to family tree DNA. I
ran the same data through GEDMATCH.com and the suggested relationship (using
their defaults) was 3.5 generations to MRCA (most recent common ancestor) -
which would be consistent with second cousin once removed. It appears that
we may only be related in one way, which means that the correction factor
for inbred populations - lost a true relationship (I think that this is what
would be called a type I error). This extra distance has not helped with
the triangulation.
...


Photo Identification #ukraine

aperry35@...
 

Greetings,

I have uploaded to Viewmate the only photo I have of my maternal great grandmother, Anna Strongin Friedland, with her oldest daughter, Naomi and Naomi's son, name unknown. Anna was probably born in Minsk about 1885, but relocated to Ekaterinaslav. I have successfully traced all of my maternal grandmother's siblings and their families. However, I have little information about my grandmother's oldest sister, Naomi, the first sibling to emmigrate to the US in the early 1900s. Naomi's passage was paid for by her fiance, whom she married. The photo was likely taken at my great uncle's chicken farm in New Jersey circa 1922,

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21299

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Alix Perry
Palm Coast, Florida

Minsk: STRONGIN
Ekaterinaslav: FRIEDLAND
Telsiai: LICHT
Shklov: FINKELSTEIN.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Photo Identification #ukraine

aperry35@...
 

Greetings,

I have uploaded to Viewmate the only photo I have of my maternal great grandmother, Anna Strongin Friedland, with her oldest daughter, Naomi and Naomi's son, name unknown. Anna was probably born in Minsk about 1885, but relocated to Ekaterinaslav. I have successfully traced all of my maternal grandmother's siblings and their families. However, I have little information about my grandmother's oldest sister, Naomi, the first sibling to emmigrate to the US in the early 1900s. Naomi's passage was paid for by her fiance, whom she married. The photo was likely taken at my great uncle's chicken farm in New Jersey circa 1922,

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21299

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Alix Perry
Palm Coast, Florida

Minsk: STRONGIN
Ekaterinaslav: FRIEDLAND
Telsiai: LICHT
Shklov: FINKELSTEIN.


IGRA - The Next Generation of Genealogy in Israel #rabbinic

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

To welcome 2012 we are happy to announce the launch of activities for
the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing
new technology, new energy and new excitement to genealogy in Israel.

We are dedicated to being completely open to all groups within Israel
and outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in genealogy.
One of our driving forces is to open up as many possible data sources
as we can to the public.

We strive to use the latest technologies to reach the most people we
can with our content. Our website can be accessed at
www.genealogy.org.il. The center of the organization will be this web
site, which will host videos, webinars, articles on genealogy,
research guides, our calendar of events and more. The website is in
English but "multi-lingual" with a translation option into several
additional languages.

Please visit the website and register (free) in order to receive
increased access, to stay informed on everything going on and to allow
us to be in contact with you about our activities.

There are many benefits of membership as well and we hope you will
consider joining us in this exciting endeavor. Details are on the
"membership benefits" page.

Billie Stein for
Israeal Genealogy Research Association
www.genealogy.org.il.


New JewishGen Course: Create Family History Pages #rabbinic

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical family material to share and want to
organize it into a set of images, but don't know how? Marlis Humphrey
will explain and demonstrate how to create image rich family history
pages for your family.

Students will learn how to layout, design, and edit a quality family
history page set for two ancestors,that can be broadened at a later
time. You will learn to include documents like census, naturalization
and photographs of your family, heirlooms and memorabilia .

Students will discover sources of digital resources (templates, fonts,
etc.) for formatting, and will walk through a project using Photoshop
Elements 10 for editing; students will learn how to format the pages
for printing using Shutterfly.

Class will feature multimedia including a series of short screencasts
with voice narration, powerpoint instructions and text notes for
reference. We will use the FORUM for questions and answers and we will
encourage students to post their digital pages (.jpg files) for review
and comment.

*Please* read the full course description and the software requirements
at www.jewishgen.org/education; there are no set times for this
course as our students are >from around the world; enroll via our secure
online enrollment system.

Please address all questions to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
NYC and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic IGRA - The Next Generation of Genealogy in Israel #rabbinic

Billie Stein <billie.stein@...>
 

To welcome 2012 we are happy to announce the launch of activities for
the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing
new technology, new energy and new excitement to genealogy in Israel.

We are dedicated to being completely open to all groups within Israel
and outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in genealogy.
One of our driving forces is to open up as many possible data sources
as we can to the public.

We strive to use the latest technologies to reach the most people we
can with our content. Our website can be accessed at
www.genealogy.org.il. The center of the organization will be this web
site, which will host videos, webinars, articles on genealogy,
research guides, our calendar of events and more. The website is in
English but "multi-lingual" with a translation option into several
additional languages.

Please visit the website and register (free) in order to receive
increased access, to stay informed on everything going on and to allow
us to be in contact with you about our activities.

There are many benefits of membership as well and we hope you will
consider joining us in this exciting endeavor. Details are on the
"membership benefits" page.

Billie Stein for
Israeal Genealogy Research Association
www.genealogy.org.il.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic New JewishGen Course: Create Family History Pages #rabbinic

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical family material to share and want to
organize it into a set of images, but don't know how? Marlis Humphrey
will explain and demonstrate how to create image rich family history
pages for your family.

Students will learn how to layout, design, and edit a quality family
history page set for two ancestors,that can be broadened at a later
time. You will learn to include documents like census, naturalization
and photographs of your family, heirlooms and memorabilia .

Students will discover sources of digital resources (templates, fonts,
etc.) for formatting, and will walk through a project using Photoshop
Elements 10 for editing; students will learn how to format the pages
for printing using Shutterfly.

Class will feature multimedia including a series of short screencasts
with voice narration, powerpoint instructions and text notes for
reference. We will use the FORUM for questions and answers and we will
encourage students to post their digital pages (.jpg files) for review
and comment.

*Please* read the full course description and the software requirements
at www.jewishgen.org/education; there are no set times for this
course as our students are >from around the world; enroll via our secure
online enrollment system.

Please address all questions to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
NYC and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


IGRA - The next generation of genealogy in Israel is here! #yizkorbooks

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Dear researchers,

The next generation of genealogy in Israel is here!
To welcome 2012 we are happy to announce the launch of activities for the
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing new
technology, new energy and new excitement to genealogy in Israel.
We are dedicated to being completely open to all groups within Israel and
outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in genealogy. One of our
driving forces is to open up as many possible data sources as we can to the
public.
We strive to use the latest technologies to reach the most people we can
with our content. Our website can be accessed at www.genealogy.org.il . The
center of the organization will be this web site, which will host videos,
webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides, our calendar of events and
more. The website is in English but "multi-lingual" with a translation
option into several additional languages.
Please visit the website and register (free) in order to receive increased
access, to stay informed on everything going on and to allow us to be in
contact with you about our activities.
There are many benefits of membership as well and we hope you will consider
joining us in this exciting endeavor.

On the behalf of IGRA,
Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


New JewishGen Course: Create Family History Pages #yizkorbooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical family material to share and want to
organize it into a set of images, but don't know how? Marlis Humphrey
will explain and demonstrate how to create image rich family history
pages for your family.

Students will learn how to layout, design, and edit a quality family
history page set for two ancestors,that can be broadened at a later
time. You will learn to include documents like census, naturalization
and photographs of your family, heirlooms and memorabilia .

Students will discover sources of digital resources (templates, fonts,
etc.) for formatting, and will walk through a project using Photoshop
Elements 10 for editing; students will learn how to format the pages
for printing using Shutterfly.

Class will feature multimedia including a series of short screencasts
with voice narration, powerpoint instructions and text notes for
reference. We will use the FORUM for questions and answers and we will
encourage students to post their digital pages (.jpg files) for review
and comment.

*Please* read the full course description and the software requirements
at www.jewishgen.org/education; there are no set times for this
course as our students are >from around the world; enroll via our secure
online enrollment system.

Please address all questions to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
NYC and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks IGRA - The next generation of genealogy in Israel is here! #yizkorbooks

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Dear researchers,

The next generation of genealogy in Israel is here!
To welcome 2012 we are happy to announce the launch of activities for the
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). IGRA is bringing new
technology, new energy and new excitement to genealogy in Israel.
We are dedicated to being completely open to all groups within Israel and
outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in genealogy. One of our
driving forces is to open up as many possible data sources as we can to the
public.
We strive to use the latest technologies to reach the most people we can
with our content. Our website can be accessed at www.genealogy.org.il . The
center of the organization will be this web site, which will host videos,
webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides, our calendar of events and
more. The website is in English but "multi-lingual" with a translation
option into several additional languages.
Please visit the website and register (free) in order to receive increased
access, to stay informed on everything going on and to allow us to be in
contact with you about our activities.
There are many benefits of membership as well and we hope you will consider
joining us in this exciting endeavor.

On the behalf of IGRA,
Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks New JewishGen Course: Create Family History Pages #yizkorbooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

Do you have a lot of genealogical family material to share and want to
organize it into a set of images, but don't know how? Marlis Humphrey
will explain and demonstrate how to create image rich family history
pages for your family.

Students will learn how to layout, design, and edit a quality family
history page set for two ancestors,that can be broadened at a later
time. You will learn to include documents like census, naturalization
and photographs of your family, heirlooms and memorabilia .

Students will discover sources of digital resources (templates, fonts,
etc.) for formatting, and will walk through a project using Photoshop
Elements 10 for editing; students will learn how to format the pages
for printing using Shutterfly.

Class will feature multimedia including a series of short screencasts
with voice narration, powerpoint instructions and text notes for
reference. We will use the FORUM for questions and answers and we will
encourage students to post their digital pages (.jpg files) for review
and comment.

*Please* read the full course description and the software requirements
at www.jewishgen.org/education; there are no set times for this
course as our students are >from around the world; enroll via our secure
online enrollment system.

Please address all questions to JewishGen-Education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
NYC and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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