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Nowogrod Jewish Cemetery Project Background and Announcement #ciechanow #poland

Jeff Miller
 

In anticipation of traveling to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the =
International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 38th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in August 2018, and of my desire to make =
a
roots trip to the sites of my heritage, I hired Ancestry Pro =
Genealogists in
October 2017 to research my Jewish ancestry in Poland [although I've =
been
researching my Jewish ancestry for 20 years, and have found many records =
and
connections with possible ties to my family ancestry, I had been able to
confirm relatively few of my findings as being tied to my family tree].

In July, 2018, on month prior to the planned start of the IAJGS =
Conference,
I received the following message >from the Ancestry Pro Genealogist =
Research
Team Manager:
Although we have not yet found records in Europe for your =
great-grandmother,
Perl, we have found some incredible information about the family - we =
have
the death records of Herszek Berkowicz Burzy=F1ski and Ma=B3ka Abramowna
Cymerman, your 2x great-grandparents and their 1845 marriage records. =
We
know >from these records that Ma=B3ka was born in Drogoszewo, Miastkowo, =
=A3om=BFa,
Russian Empire and died in Nowogr=F3d, =A3om=BFa, =A3om=BFa, Russian =
Empire [today,
Gmina Nowogr=F3d is in County =A3om=BFa , Volvodeship Podlaskie, in =
Country
Poland] Herszek was born in W=B1sosz, Szczuczyn, =A3om=BFa, Russian =
Empire and
died in Rydzewo, Miastkowo, =A3om=BFa, Russian Empire.
It took quite a bit of effort in a short timeframe to locate and engage =
a
travel firm in Poland that would take me on a roots trip to the specific
locations of interest to my genealogy. I found TRAVPOL and guide Andrzej
Puchacz who picked me up in Warsaw at my hotel on our agreed-upon time =
and
date. On our travel northeast >from Warsaw, Andrzej inquired of passersby
(local citizens) about places of Jewish cemeteries for my 2x great
grandparents Herszek Berkowicz Burzynski and Malka Cymerman. Andrzej =
learned
from querying a random person along the highway that the cemetery place =
in
the area is located in Nowogr=F3d. When we went to Nowogr=F3d, again =
Andrzej
queried local citizens and found out the location for the cemetery. It =
was
unmarked and inaccessible- but that didn't stop us. We climbed up a =
steep
incline through weeds and made our way to an area with 18 headstones.
Inscriptions were often worn away or obscured by weeds, but we did our =
best
to clear away some weeds and each of us took digital photographs. These =
may
shed further light on my ancestry.=20

I have since learned that the Jewish population of Nowogr=F3d in 1765 =
was 26
and the Jewish cemetery in Nowogr=F3d was created about 1778. Between =
1860 and
1908, nearly half of the general population of Nowogr=F3d was comprised =
of
Jews.

The cemetery is located on a hill, at the end of Poleglych Street. As a
result of the damage sustained after World War II and after the =
liberation,
the cemetery was devoid of tombstones. The Lauder Foundation in 2005 =
brought
one tombstone to the cemetery, and in 2007 more tombstones were brought =
from
the foundations of nearby buildings. Additional tombstones are kept in =
the
Open-Air Museum in Nowogr=F3d.=20

I have taken it upon myself to create a project for restoration of the
Jewish cemetery in Nowogr=F3d, and made contacts with key players in =
Poland
and elsewhere to help me advance this initiative.

FOD=AF (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland) =
Director
Piotr Puchta and I have agreed on a list of items for prioritizing in =
the
fund-raising, and a target goal has been set for the costs of doing such
work. YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THIS MOST WORTHWHILE PROJECT.

Dan Oren, President of Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, has set up =
a
fund-raising page for the Nowogr=F3d Jewish cemetery on the Friends of =
Jewish
Heritage in Poland website. The page has more details of the objectives =
of
the effort.

Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c) =
(3)
organization. Contributions are used only for projects in Poland. To
contribute, go to:
https://jewishheritagepoland.org/nowogrod.html

Warmest regards,
Jeff Miller


Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@... .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


JewishGen Email/Registration Update #ciechanow #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

We apologize for any confusion regarding our recent efforts to
encourage users to update their JewishGen registrations. Please
disregard the previous email. All you need to do is visit the
following page:
https://www.jewishgen.org/new/please-reconfirm-your-email/

Thank you for helping us to maintain the accuracy and integrity of our
website and mailing list.
If you have any questions, please email info@....

Shabbat Shalom and thank you for being part of the JewishGen.org family.
Avraham
--
Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org
Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY | 10280
646.437.4326 | agroll@...
Visit us at JewishGen.org


KehilaLinks Project Report - September 2019 #poland #ciechanow

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Aleppo, Syria
Created by Sarina Roffe
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Aleppo/index.asp
~~~

Jalowka (Yalovka, Yaluvka), Poland
Created by Gary Mokotoff
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/jalowka/
~~~

Dubrowna (Dubrovno, Dubrovka), Belarus
Created by Judy Petersen
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Dubrowna/
~~~

Ostro Mazowiecka (Ostrov-Mazovyetsk), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostrow_Mazowiecka/
~~~

Riebini (Ribinishok), Latvia
Created by Judy Petersen
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Sam Glazer
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riebini/riebini.html
~~~

Warka (Vorke), Poland
Created by Gary Mokotoff
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Warka/
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Gargzdai (Gorzd), Lithuania
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Gargzdai/
~~~

Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/
~~~

Mazeikiai (Mazheik), Lithuania
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html
~~~

Stropkov (Sztropko), Slovakia
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stropkov/Stropkov.htm
~~~

Kisvarda (Kleinwardein),Hungary
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kisvarda/
~~~

Rzeszow (Reisha) (G), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rzeszow/
~~~

Tuchin, Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tuchin/tuchin.htm
~~~

Wielkie Oczy (Vilkatch) (G), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/WielkieOczy/
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Created by Steven Weiss z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brockton/Brockton.htm
~~~

Gura Humorului (Gura Humora) (Bk), Romania
Created by Jerome. Silverbush z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/guraho/gurahumo.htm
~~~

Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

Ostroleka (Ostrolenka), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostro/ostro.html
Created by David Silverman z"l
~~~

Rozhnyatov (Rozniat ) (G), Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozhnyatov/Rozhome.html
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Rzeszow (Reisha) (G), Poland
Created by Marian Rubin
Adopted by Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rzeszow/
~~~

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

May you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy, and joyous new year!
L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'techatemu!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Barbara Ellman
Directors of Special Projects
KehilaLinks, JewishGen. org


Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #ciechanow #poland

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


JewishGen Education 2020 #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education


#Ciechanow #Poland Nowogrod Jewish Cemetery Project Background and Announcement #ciechanow #poland

Jeff Miller
 

In anticipation of traveling to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the =
International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 38th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in August 2018, and of my desire to make =
a
roots trip to the sites of my heritage, I hired Ancestry Pro =
Genealogists in
October 2017 to research my Jewish ancestry in Poland [although I've =
been
researching my Jewish ancestry for 20 years, and have found many records =
and
connections with possible ties to my family ancestry, I had been able to
confirm relatively few of my findings as being tied to my family tree].

In July, 2018, on month prior to the planned start of the IAJGS =
Conference,
I received the following message >from the Ancestry Pro Genealogist =
Research
Team Manager:
Although we have not yet found records in Europe for your =
great-grandmother,
Perl, we have found some incredible information about the family - we =
have
the death records of Herszek Berkowicz Burzy=F1ski and Ma=B3ka Abramowna
Cymerman, your 2x great-grandparents and their 1845 marriage records. =
We
know >from these records that Ma=B3ka was born in Drogoszewo, Miastkowo, =
=A3om=BFa,
Russian Empire and died in Nowogr=F3d, =A3om=BFa, =A3om=BFa, Russian =
Empire [today,
Gmina Nowogr=F3d is in County =A3om=BFa , Volvodeship Podlaskie, in =
Country
Poland] Herszek was born in W=B1sosz, Szczuczyn, =A3om=BFa, Russian =
Empire and
died in Rydzewo, Miastkowo, =A3om=BFa, Russian Empire.
It took quite a bit of effort in a short timeframe to locate and engage =
a
travel firm in Poland that would take me on a roots trip to the specific
locations of interest to my genealogy. I found TRAVPOL and guide Andrzej
Puchacz who picked me up in Warsaw at my hotel on our agreed-upon time =
and
date. On our travel northeast >from Warsaw, Andrzej inquired of passersby
(local citizens) about places of Jewish cemeteries for my 2x great
grandparents Herszek Berkowicz Burzynski and Malka Cymerman. Andrzej =
learned
from querying a random person along the highway that the cemetery place =
in
the area is located in Nowogr=F3d. When we went to Nowogr=F3d, again =
Andrzej
queried local citizens and found out the location for the cemetery. It =
was
unmarked and inaccessible- but that didn't stop us. We climbed up a =
steep
incline through weeds and made our way to an area with 18 headstones.
Inscriptions were often worn away or obscured by weeds, but we did our =
best
to clear away some weeds and each of us took digital photographs. These =
may
shed further light on my ancestry.=20

I have since learned that the Jewish population of Nowogr=F3d in 1765 =
was 26
and the Jewish cemetery in Nowogr=F3d was created about 1778. Between =
1860 and
1908, nearly half of the general population of Nowogr=F3d was comprised =
of
Jews.

The cemetery is located on a hill, at the end of Poleglych Street. As a
result of the damage sustained after World War II and after the =
liberation,
the cemetery was devoid of tombstones. The Lauder Foundation in 2005 =
brought
one tombstone to the cemetery, and in 2007 more tombstones were brought =
from
the foundations of nearby buildings. Additional tombstones are kept in =
the
Open-Air Museum in Nowogr=F3d.=20

I have taken it upon myself to create a project for restoration of the
Jewish cemetery in Nowogr=F3d, and made contacts with key players in =
Poland
and elsewhere to help me advance this initiative.

FOD=AF (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland) =
Director
Piotr Puchta and I have agreed on a list of items for prioritizing in =
the
fund-raising, and a target goal has been set for the costs of doing such
work. YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THIS MOST WORTHWHILE PROJECT.

Dan Oren, President of Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, has set up =
a
fund-raising page for the Nowogr=F3d Jewish cemetery on the Friends of =
Jewish
Heritage in Poland website. The page has more details of the objectives =
of
the effort.

Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c) =
(3)
organization. Contributions are used only for projects in Poland. To
contribute, go to:
https://jewishheritagepoland.org/nowogrod.html

Warmest regards,
Jeff Miller


#Ciechanow #Poland Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@... .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen Email/Registration Update #ciechanow #poland

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

We apologize for any confusion regarding our recent efforts to
encourage users to update their JewishGen registrations. Please
disregard the previous email. All you need to do is visit the
following page:
https://www.jewishgen.org/new/please-reconfirm-your-email/

Thank you for helping us to maintain the accuracy and integrity of our
website and mailing list.
If you have any questions, please email info@....

Shabbat Shalom and thank you for being part of the JewishGen.org family.
Avraham
--
Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org
Edmond J. Safra Plaza | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY | 10280
646.437.4326 | agroll@...
Visit us at JewishGen.org


#Ciechanow #Poland KehilaLinks Project Report - September 2019 #ciechanow #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Aleppo, Syria
Created by Sarina Roffe
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Aleppo/index.asp
~~~

Jalowka (Yalovka, Yaluvka), Poland
Created by Gary Mokotoff
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/jalowka/
~~~

Dubrowna (Dubrovno, Dubrovka), Belarus
Created by Judy Petersen
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Dubrowna/
~~~

Ostro Mazowiecka (Ostrov-Mazovyetsk), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostrow_Mazowiecka/
~~~

Riebini (Ribinishok), Latvia
Created by Judy Petersen
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Sam Glazer
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riebini/riebini.html
~~~

Warka (Vorke), Poland
Created by Gary Mokotoff
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Warka/
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Gargzdai (Gorzd), Lithuania
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Gargzdai/
~~~

Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/
~~~

Mazeikiai (Mazheik), Lithuania
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html
~~~

Stropkov (Sztropko), Slovakia
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stropkov/Stropkov.htm
~~~

Kisvarda (Kleinwardein),Hungary
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kisvarda/
~~~

Rzeszow (Reisha) (G), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rzeszow/
~~~

Tuchin, Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tuchin/tuchin.htm
~~~

Wielkie Oczy (Vilkatch) (G), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/WielkieOczy/
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Created by Steven Weiss z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brockton/Brockton.htm
~~~

Gura Humorului (Gura Humora) (Bk), Romania
Created by Jerome. Silverbush z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/guraho/gurahumo.htm
~~~

Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

Ostroleka (Ostrolenka), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostro/ostro.html
Created by David Silverman z"l
~~~

Rozhnyatov (Rozniat ) (G), Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozhnyatov/Rozhome.html
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Rzeszow (Reisha) (G), Poland
Created by Marian Rubin
Adopted by Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rzeszow/
~~~

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

May you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy, and joyous new year!
L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'techatemu!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Barbara Ellman
Directors of Special Projects
KehilaLinks, JewishGen. org


#Ciechanow #Poland Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #ciechanow #poland

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen Education 2020 #ciechanow #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
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Re: German letter translation

David Lewin
 

Do I take it you are sorted out?  

If so, I am glad for you

David


At 22:17 28/11/2019, Helene Bergman wrote:
A kind translator has offered to help.Â


Re: Pinkas Krinki

Avrum Lapin
 


For 'Black Friday' USCIS wants to charge you $625 for a single paper file

Asparagirl
 

💸 A BLACK FRIDAY SALE? 💸
🤬 NO, A 492% PRICE HIKE! 🤬


Hello again from Reclaim The Records! We're interrupting your probable post-Thanksgiving stupor to bring you some important and time-sensitive records access news.

Two weeks ago, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed an unprecedented *492% increase* in fees for researchers who want copies of historical records held by their Genealogy Program.

Yes, that did say 492%. No, it's not a typo.

This special USCIS Genealogy Program was set up about a decade ago as a way for researchers to bypass the usual tedious USCIS Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests system, which can take six months or more to respond. In return for the expedited handling for these historical files, the agency charged a bit more than the usual FOIA fees, but only enough to recover the costs of running the program.

But under this brand new proposed rule change, the price of a copy of a single paper file could rise in 2020 from $65 to a whopping $625!

Obviously, we want to stop this thing. So, please read our latest newsletter, where we tell you all about it!

Here's the link:
https://mailchi.mp/reclaimtherecords/for-black-friday-we-raised-our-fees-by-492-percent
[ TinyURL version: https://tinyurl.com/RTR-USCIS ]

We at Reclaim The Records are pleased to announce that we have teamed up as part of an ad hoc non-partisan group of fellow genealogists, historians, and records access advocates, to try to stop these fee hikes. And we're starting with a website to explain what these records are, why they're important, what the USCIS Genealogy Program is, and why this price hike is totally ridiculous and unjustified.

Please check out 'Records, Not Revenue' -- that's RecordsNotRevenue.com -- where you can learn about:

- The Issues: Access, Transparency, and Efficiency
Read all about the main problems with this outrageous proposal
https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/issues/

- Who might show up in these records?
...and why you should care about preserving public access to American history
https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/uscis/

- Some conversation starters
You might want to bring these questions up in your comments
https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/conversation-starters/

- Check out some example files!
Read and download real USCIS files that would be affected by this proposed fee hike
https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/example-files/

Note: of special interest to Jewish genealogists, the "example files" on the website were donated by various genealogists, including some real USCIS files from a German-Jewish refugee (who immigrated to the US via Cuba) in 1944, and a Czech-Jewish Holocaust survivor in 1946.

That latter file, for Bertha Fried, included this sobering answer in her paperwork:

RecordsNotRevenue_-_A-File_(1946)_-_Berta_Fried_-_3000x585.png

Finally, please make sure you submit your comments to USCIS about this proposed fee hike by ***December 16, 2019***. That's not too far away!

If you're as mad about this totally needless and unjustifiable and sudden and awful fee hike on our history, as we are, we hope you'll submit your comments to them today. All the instructions are right there on the 'Records, Not Revenue' website, including a postal mail address in case a good old fashioned letter is more your style.

Thanks for reading, and we hope we'll see *your* comments in the Federal Register.


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/
Mill Valley, California (but currently in Sherman Oaks, California for Thanksgiving vacation)


More on USCIS Proposed Fee Increase

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi all,

I had a couple comments to make on this topic, and wanted to share.

First, I received an email from Reclaim the Records that they're now involved, which is great news. The more organizations involved, the better.

Second, I have found that GJ, as well as JRI-Poland, offer invaluable search options without having to donate to the organizations. There have been so many people who have willingly responded, and helped me FIND family members, from both organizations, without asking me to pay a fee in exchange. Yet, I first had to pay $65 to see if there were ANY records through USCIS, then I can 'kindly' pay another $130 to get copies of the two file sets they found.

Third, today I took the time to follow the steps on recordsnotrevenue.com, and I must say it was extremely easy. I first created what I wanted to say (which included " Genealogy Program and DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-001") on a word document, so I could copy and paste. Then I opened the link on recordsnotrevenue, and pasted my comments. Since I had read all the previous comments both on this EML and on the recordsnotrevenue page, I had a good sense of what I wanted to say (which I'm happy to share with anyone). Since I already had an experience with this, I was able to include that in my comments.
Then I went to the links for both Senators and Representatives, and was able to easily paste that same document into my comments to them.

Overall, it MAYBE took me 15-20 minutes in all.

Margie Geiser
From snowy Arizona, USA

LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL/SILVER, EPSTEJN, MOCZYDLOWER/MOCHEDLOVER, ERLICH, GRUNPELTZ, JOSKOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN, ABRAHAMOWICZ, SZTABINSKA, WILK



Givatayim Israel Lecture on Wed. Dec. 4 2019

Hinda Solomon
 

When people disappear
Stories and fairytales
Israel Genealogy Research Association - Speaker Professor Daniel H. Wagner

The lecture will be in Hebrew, accompanied by slides in English. Wednesday, December 4, 2019

AIn the history of many families, all that remains about the fate of an ancestor for whom all traces were lost are rumors, often in conflicting versions. One of the most gratifying pleasures of a genealogical quest is to unveil the true story. Two examples taken from the lecturer’s personal history will demonstrate this.

Prof. Daniel Wagner has been researching his Polish roots since 1995. He is the author of 35 genealogical papers and the editor of a book about scientific tools in genealogy. He is a member of IGRA, and a member of the Management Committee of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and the Paul Jacobi Center.


Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne’eli St.,Givatayim

Entrance fee NIS 20. IGRA members no charge
19:30 Mingling and light refreshments
20:00 - 21:30 Lecture


Map: : https://goo.gl/maps/zvesttigzxJT6ViQ7
Website: http://genealogy.org.il/
E-mail: hinda@...

Posted by Hinda Solomon


Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Ruben,

Can you check whether you have ant APOTHEKER or ROSNER in Rzeszow?
Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Re: Pinkas Krinki

babycat3@...
 

I am a descendant of my late maternal grandfather who was born and grew up in Kriniki along with his parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. circa the 1700's and going forward.  The men were tanners, made leather goods and such for the soldiers, etc.
Would you happen to know if the Pinkas Kriniki and/or any of the books include the years 1700's-mid 1900's?  I am surely interested to be considered for them.
Thank you,
Barbara Klein Meyers 
babycat3@... 
Maternal  granddaughter of LOUIS (LEIZER)
ALK (any spelling/or derivative)of a name from Krinki.


Re: More on USCIS Fee Increases

jbonline1111@...
 

Jan, as you may recall, I asked for correction if I was mistaken.  Thank you for taking the time to do so.