Date   

San Diego conference #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear Fellow FrenchSIG Members,

As there are only a couple of days left to request at least a Luncheon
for this coming August IAJGS Conference in San Diego CA I have taken the
liberty of requesting a Luncheon for those of you who will be attending,
or are planning to attend. I have heard >from just a handful of you
up to now. A couple have even volunteered to speak at a Luncheon.

I must send in this request by Dec. 29 at the latest.  So, I would once
again ask any and all that are planning to come, or even thinking about
coming, to San Diego, to please let me know of your intentions ASAP! 
I am thinking of possibly Tues, at noon, or Wed. at noon - assuming that
those time will still be available!

I look forward to more responses, hopefully, as I must at least estimate
the number of attendees.
Rosanne Leeson
FrenchSIG Co-Coordinator


Re: help with Budapest addresses

Peter Cherna
 

The hungaricana.hu web site has digitized phone books and lots of other resources. 

https://library.hungaricana.hu/hu/collection/fszek_budapesti_telefonkonyvek/


Year-end Report on Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project

Beth Galleto
 

Dear fellow researchers of the Chernigov gubernia,

The Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project, which was started a year ago, has now translated and indexed information from 421 pages in the original books of family lists (also called tax poll censuses) from the area of the former Chernigov gubernia. Those translated so far are from the Glukhov, Starodub, and Konotop uezds (districts), all in 1882.

The translations include 313 families in the Glukhov uezd, 484 in the Starodub uezd, and 419 in the Konotop uezd. I have made alphabetized lists of the surnames found in each of these. Please email me if you want to check any of these alphabetized lists.

Our wonderful translator is continuing her work, and she is currently more than half-way finished with the 1882 family lists from the Mglin uezd.

The books containing the family lists were microfilmed by the LDS church, and images of the pages can now be seen online on the FamilySearch website. Altogether the films include records for the Jewish communities of the Borzna, Chernigov, Glukhov, Gorodnya, Konotop, Kozolets, Krolevets, Mglin, Nezhin, Novgorod-Seversk, Novozybkov, Oster, Sosnitsa, Starodub and Surazh uezds, including not just the named towns but also other towns within these districts. Most of the lists were made in 1882 and 1888, with a few from later years.

Donations are needed to continue this work and can be made through the Ukraine SIG on the JewishGen website through the following link:

https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22.

Such donations are tax deductible for U.S. citizens. The spreadsheets will ultimately be posted on the JewishGen website. Donors of $100 or more are eligible to view them before they are posted online.

Happy Chanukah and a good 2020 to all.

Beth Galleto
Project Leader

 

 

 


The Przemysl Identification Project: an update #ukraine

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

This project, as announced earlier, aims to identify the town of
origin of 577 books of Jewish records held in the Przemysl State
Archive. Nearly all are index books of vital records, with most of
them presumed to be >from Galician towns. In some cases, the type of
book (of births, deaths, or marriages) is also not known.

Earlier this year, Gesher Galicia discussed with the Polish State
Archives and the Przemysl State Archive a possible project to identify
these books over two to three years, with Gesher Galicia members
making the identifications. An informal agreement was reached in
October and the project began at the end of that month. The formal
agreement was subsequently signed in Przemysl by Elzbieta Laska,
director of the Przemysl archive, and Piotr Gumola, Gesher Galicia's
representative in Poland. Under this agreement, the archive scanned
all 577 unknown books, and gave Gesher Galicia the scans.

The project, managed at the project secretariat in Warsaw by Piotr
Gumola and Pawel Malinowski, involves Gesher Galicia members who have
volunteered to be identifiers. To date, almost 30 members have offered
or inquired about taking part, and about half of these have become
regular identifiers. Another six people, including three Gesher
Galicia Board members, as well as Suzan Wynne, who founded Gesher
Galicia in 1993, act as verifiers, checking the evidence for the
identifications. See:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/przemysl-id/ .

In the almost two months the project has been running, the scans of 44
books, >from 21 towns, have been identified by volunteer members, and
around a third of these books have so far been verified. The 21 towns
include four >from western Galicia (present-day Poland), 15 from
eastern Galicia, and two (Lublin and Biala Podlaska) >from outside the
borders of the former Galicia. The towns, including those whose
identifications are still to be verified, are:
Biala Podlaska, Boryslaw (2), Bursztyn, Drohobycz (7), Kopyczynce,
Krakow (2), Lublin, Mikulince, Muszyna, Nadworna, Nowy Sacz (4),
Olesko (2), Pruchnik, Rohatyn (2), Rudki, Skole (2), Stanislawow (2),
Stryj (4), Tarnopol (5), Turka, and Zolkiew.

In some cases, the identified index books correspond with known books
of full records >from the same period, so that - while it is useful to
have the identification - these index books don't add much in the way
of previously unavailable information. However, there are also
instances where the full, original records are not known to exist, or,
if they do exist, have not yet been made accessible by civil
registration offices. In these cases, new genealogical information
will be revealed.

An example of this is >from one of the books - yet to be officially
verified - provisionally identified as the index book of Jewish
marriages >from Rohatyn, for the period 1914-1934. If verified, this
will shed new light on marriages in Rohatyn, as the full marriage
records >from the town are available for only a few of the years in
this period.

Gesher Galicia will provide updates to members, on a regular basis and
through the Members Portal, with details of the files identified. We
will also, at intervals, send batches of the verified identifications
to the Przemysl State Archive.

Non-members who would like to serve as identifiers are welcome to join
Gesher Galicia, at https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/ . All
existing members interested in helping are encouraged to write to
project secretariat.

For more information on the Przemysl ID Project, or to take part as an
identifier (members only), please contact:
przemysl-id@... .

For general questions and information on Gesher Galicia, please write
to: info@... .


Piotr Gumola, Pawel Malinowski: Gesher Galicia Secretariat for the
Przemysl Identification Project
Tony Kahane: Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

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The Przemysl Identification Project: an update

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

This project, as announced earlier, aims to identify the town of
origin of 577 books of Jewish records held in the Przemysl State
Archive. Nearly all are index books of vital records, with most of
them presumed to be from Galician towns. In some cases, the type of
book (of births, deaths, or marriages) is also not known.

Earlier this year, Gesher Galicia discussed with the Polish State
Archives and the Przemysl State Archive a possible project to identify
these books over two to three years, with Gesher Galicia members
making the identifications. An informal agreement was reached in
October and the project began at the end of that month. The formal
agreement was subsequently signed in Przemysl by Elzbieta Laska,
director of the Przemysl archive, and Piotr Gumola, Gesher Galicia's
representative in Poland. Under this agreement, the archive scanned
all 577 unknown books, and gave Gesher Galicia the scans.

The project, managed at the project secretariat in Warsaw by Piotr
Gumola and Pawel Malinowski, involves Gesher Galicia members who have
volunteered to be identifiers. To date, almost 30 members have offered
or inquired about taking part, and about half of these have become
regular identifiers. Another six people, including three Gesher
Galicia Board members, as well as Suzan Wynne, who founded Gesher
Galicia in 1993, act as verifiers, checking the evidence for the
identifications. See:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/przemysl-id/ .

In the almost two months the project has been running, the scans of 44
books, from 21 towns, have been identified by volunteer members, and
around a third of these books have so far been verified. The 21 towns
include four from western Galicia (present-day Poland), 15 from
eastern Galicia, and two (Lublin and Biala Podlaska) from outside the
borders of the former Galicia. The towns, including those whose
identifications are still to be verified, are:
Biala Podlaska, Boryslaw (2), Bursztyn, Drohobycz (7), Kopyczynce,
Krakow (2), Lublin, Mikulince, Muszyna, Nadworna, Nowy Sacz (4),
Olesko (2), Pruchnik, Rohatyn (2), Rudki, Skole (2), Stanislawow (2),
Stryj (4), Tarnopol (5), Turka, and Zolkiew.

In some cases, the identified index books correspond with known books
of full records from the same period, so that - while it is useful to
have the identification - these index books don't add much in the way
of previously unavailable information. However, there are also
instances where the full, original records are not known to exist, or,
if they do exist, have not yet been made accessible by civil
registration offices. In these cases, new genealogical information
will be revealed.

An example of this is from one of the books - yet to be officially
verified - provisionally identified as the index book of Jewish
marriages from Rohatyn, for the period 1914-1934. If verified, this
will shed new light on marriages in Rohatyn, as the full marriage
records from the town are available for only a few of the years in
this period.

Gesher Galicia will provide updates to members, on a regular basis and
through the Members Portal, with details of the files identified. We
will also, at intervals, send batches of the verified identifications
to the Przemysl State Archive.

Non-members who would like to serve as identifiers are welcome to join
Gesher Galicia, at https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/ . All
existing members interested in helping are encouraged to write to
project secretariat.

For more information on the Przemysl ID Project, or to take part as an
identifier (members only), please contact:
przemysl-id@... .

For general questions and information on Gesher Galicia, please write
to: info@... .


Piotr Gumola, Pawel Malinowski: Gesher Galicia Secretariat for the
Przemysl Identification Project
Tony Kahane: Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

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The Przemysl Identification Project: an update #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

This project, as announced earlier, aims to identify the town of origin
of 577 books of Jewish records held in the Przemysl State Archive.
Nearly all are index books of vital records, with most of them
presumed to be >from Galician towns. In some cases, the type of book
(of births, deaths, or marriages) is also not known.

Earlier this year, Gesher Galicia discussed with the Polish State
Archives and the Przemysl State Archive a possible project to identify
these books over two to three years, with Gesher Galicia members
making the identifications. An informal agreement was reached in
October and the project began at the end of that month. The formal
agreement was subsequently signed in Przemysl by Elzbieta Laska,
director of the Przemysl archive, and Piotr Gumola, Gesher Galicia's
representative in Poland. Under this agreement, the archive scanned
all 577 unknown books, and gave Gesher Galicia the scans.

The project, managed at the project secretariat in Warsaw by Piotr
Gumola and Pawel Malinowski, involves Gesher Galicia members who
have volunteered to be identifiers. To date, almost 30 members have
offered or inquired about taking part, and about half of these have
become regular identifiers. Another six people, including three
Gesher Galicia Board members, as well as Suzan Wynne, who
founded Gesher Galicia in 1993, act as verifiers, checking the
evidence for the identifications. See:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/przemysl-id/ .

In the almost two months the project has been running, the scans of
44 books, >from 21 towns, have been identified by volunteer members,
and around a third of these books have so far been verified. The 21
towns include four >from western Galicia (present-day Poland), 15
from eastern Galicia, and two (Lublin and Biala Podlaska) >from outside
the borders of the former Galicia. The towns, including those whose
identifications are still to be verified, are:
Biala Podlaska, Boryslaw (2), Bursztyn, Drohobycz (7), Kopyczynce,
Krakow (2), Lublin, Mikulince, Muszyna, Nadworna, Nowy Sacz (4),
Olesko (2), Pruchnik, Rohatyn (2), Rudki, Skole (2), Stanislawow (2),
Stryj (4), Tarnopol (5), Turka, and Zolkiew.

In some cases, the identified index books correspond with known
books of full records >from the same period, so that - while it is useful
to have the identification - these index books don't add much in the
way of previously unavailable information. However, there are also
instances where the full, original records are not known to exist, or,
if they do exist, have not yet been made accessible by civil
registration offices. In these cases, new genealogical information will
be revealed.

An example of this is >from one of the books - yet to be officially
verified - provisionally identified as the index book of Jewish
marriages >from Rohatyn, for the period 1914-1934. If verified, this will
shed new light on marriages in Rohatyn, as the full marriage records
from the town are available for only a few of the years in this period.
Gesher Galicia will provide updates to members, on a regular basis
and through the Members Portal, with details of the files identified.
We will also, at intervals, send batches of the verified identifications
to the Przemysl State Archive.

Non-members who would like to serve as identifiers are welcome to
join Gesher Galicia, at https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/ .
All existing members interested in helping are encouraged to write to
project secretariat.

For more information on the Przemysl ID Project, or to take part as an
identifier (members only), please contact:
przemysl-id@... .

For general questions and information on Gesher Galicia, please write
to: info@... .


Piotr Gumola, Pawel Malinowski: Gesher Galicia Secretariat for the
Przemysl Identification Project
Tony Kahane: Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia

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Re: Des Moines question

Sarah L Meyer
 

There is an older cemetery on the East side of Des Moines, I am not sure exactly where, where there were burials from the Children of Israel congregation.  That congregation disbanded and the memorial plaques were in Beth El Jacob's synagogue, before they sold the building (and I am not sure that BEJ still is active).  I know that the memorial boards were given to the Iowa Jewish Historical Society for storage, until such time as BEJ has another building.  Jewish Glendale, is as was suggested a section in the city cemetery of Glendale, and there were subsections for each of the three congregations.  But I think that cemetery dates back to the 1950's.  


Kalarash town map translated #bessarabia

R Jaffer
 

The translated map of Kalarash, >from the Book of Kalarash published in
Tel Aviv in 1966 in Hebrew and Yiddish, has been uploaded to the Town
Map section of the Bessarabia Sig website. To access it, hover over
History and Geography, then Maps, and click on Town Maps Translated
into English.

You will also find there maps for Akkerman, Briceni, Capresti,
Dubasari, Edinet, Kaushany, Kiliya, Leipzig, Leova, Lipcani, Otaci,
Sarata, Tarutino, and Teleneshty (recently updated). The map of Bender
is in progress. If you have access to other town maps >from Yizkor
Books, websites, or repositories, please let me know.

Roberta Jaffer
Bessarabia Sig Yizkor Book Coordinator
Massachusetts


Moldova Visit #bessarabia

Leah Kushner
 

Hi All

I am making plans to visit Moldova next May. My plan is to fly into
Chisinau and then go to Edinetsy where my grandfather lived. I would
like to visit other areas of Moldova. I would like to speak with
others who have also gone to Moldova. Where did you go and what would
you recommend? You can messenger me or email me via.
heartweave.leah@...

Family surname: Sophir/Soyfer/Saper/Soiffer
Rosner

Warmly,

Leah Kushner
Santa Cruz, California


"I don't believe my eyes!.. this is unbelievable..I am moved beyond words" #lodz #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 7th, we asked you - our researchers and supporters -
to remember JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

The response has been very generous and we thank you for your
continued support to enable JRI-Poland to expand its database
with additional record entries for your town(s).

Many of you have also supported our General Funds request as
well as our Next Generation website and data management
development project. Thank you for that vital support as well.

But, my expression of appreciation does not really reflect the
content of the subject line of this post, words we have heard
so many times, in one form or another.

In the last weeks, we have received many notes of appreciation
from our fellow genealogists mentioning how JRI-Poland's
database and tireless volunteers have helped them in their
research. Those messages are certainly not unusual.

But sometimes, these emails and phone calls are so powerful that
you can almost see the tears between the lines and most
certainly hear the sobs on the other end of the line. All
because of the unknown that was uncovered, the details of family
who perished - hidden by the researcher's survivor parents
come to light and with it the understanding of why their parents
thought it better that they never learn the truth.

Then there are the screams of joy of finding a close relative
when they heard all their lives that everyone had perished.

I would like to mention just two of the emotional messages we
have received this month. Please share our nachas.

A few weeks ago, I received this email >from DR in Ontario:

"I awoke at 4 am unable to stop the images in my head.
That's when I found your new message (with the specific details).

Once again, I'm moved beyond words.

from thinking myself a solitary leaf fluttering in the wind,
I'm now picturing roots.

Thank you >from the bottom of my heart."

And then days later, as more was revealed, she added:

"Oh, my G/d, this is beyond my wildest expectation.
I'm in an emotional tailspin. Do you know how I feel
going >from nothing to discovering that I can actually
be rooted to a living tree? This is earthshaking for me."

Five days ago, AF >from Massachusetts wrote:

'I simply cannot thank you enough for making this
unbelievable treasure trove of information available
to me and my family.

To add to these meaningful messages, in the last few weeks when
making their year-end donations, many of you have sent separate
emails to let us know how important JRI-Poland has been to your
research and for some, reminding us as to how in the past
JRI-Poland has resulted in life-changing discoveries.

As I wrote at the very end of last year, "no matter how often we
receive such notes of appreciation, I know I speak for the entire
JRI-Poland leadership when I say we are always touched to know
that we have made a difference."

To all of you who have generously supported us this month and
in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet
made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider
doing so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Please note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent
non-profit organization with its own administration, volunteers
and fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland allows
its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All=20
Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2020 to all our friends. May it be a year of
health for you and your families and continued success in
all your endeavors.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


Re: help with Budapest addresses

sjgwed@...
 

At c 25   At last, and thanks to the invaluable help of member Deanna Levinsky, I am now able to reply.

A recollection in the 1993 book, Young People Speak: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary, Franklin Watts & Co. was written by Peter Barta (now deceased) and is called "The Brickyard." Barta was 10 years old in November 1944 when he, his mother and six year old sister were force-marched and later "trucked," along with many other Jews, to a brickyard in "Obuda." Fortunately, the three Bartas held Swedish papers they obtained from his mother's friend, "Eva the Swede" (who was a Jewish Hungarian, not a Swede) who was my second cousin whom I found in 1999 in Tel Aviv. The papers were life-savers for the family, who left the brickyard.

I bought a copy of the book online but it also should be easy to find in public libraries. All the stories are well written and worth it. Good Luck!

Susan Gordon
PS -I quoted Barta in my book, Because Of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey, 2016 Syracuse U Press.
PPS - The book, Jewish Monuments etc , cited above, is also excellent.


ViewMate translation requests - Russian #poland

Aaron B
 

I've posted several vital records in Russian for which I need
translations. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76359
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76360
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76361
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76362

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you to anyone who can help!

Aaron Biterman

Researching: Czesner/Czesny/Czesna/Szczesny - Wlodowa/Chelm, Poland
Lazer - Chelm/Grabowiec/Radzyn Podlaski, Poland


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Laufer, Shmuel
 

I've posted two vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.

A marriage certificate Gedalia and Rasha Silverman
It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76396

A marriage certificate Boruch Plotka with Lea Laufer
It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76397


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you so much for your help!.

Shmuel Laufer
Rehovot -Israel

Research: Laufer (Przasnysz, Poland); Domb (Pultusk, Poland); Bruckman
(Sarnaki, Poland); Zelazo (Sarnaki, Poland); Preschel (Berhomet,
Chernivets'ka, Ukraine), Leder (Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Schnap
(Berhomet, Chernivets'ka, Ukraine); Mitelman (Chelm, Poland); Tenerman
(Dubienka, Poland)


Year End Status of Galician Vital Record Indexing at the AGAD Archive #poland

Mark Halpern
 

JRI-Poland started indexing of Galician Jewish vital records at the AGAD
Archive in Warsaw in 2000. In 2019, we are indexing records for over 100
towns and have indexed and placed online over one million entries. Many
of you have developed or extended your family trees and your knowledge
of your family >from these records.

In recent years the number of records coming available to JRI-Poland for
indexing has increased exponentially as the privacy period in Poland for
marriage and death records were reduced >from 100 to 80 years (births
remain at 100 years). This means we have plenty of records to index and
we need researcher donations to complete this indexing.

Below is a list of towns (in Polish) which require funding to release or
to index records at AGAD. Each of these towns require over $500 of
funding and the qualifying contribution is $150 or more for each town. A
contribution of $150 or more for a town qualifies the donor to receive
the Excel file for those new indices well before those indices are
placed online for all to use.

Bolechow
Bolszowce
Drohobycz
Grodek Jagellonski
Jaworow
Kamionka Strumilowa
Kolomyja
Kosow
Lwow
Mikulince
Mosty Wielkie
Nadworna
Rawa Ruska
Rudki
Sambor
Stanislawow
Stary Sambor
Stryj
Tarnopol
Uhnow
Zborow
Zloczow
Zniesienie

If you need more information about the types and years of records for
these towns or are interested in the status of other towns, please email
me at mark@....

Happy Hanukkah and Best Wishes for 2020.

Mark Halpern
Eastern Galicia Area Coordinator


“I don’t believe my eyes!.. “this is unbelievable”… “I am moved beyond words” #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 7th, we asked you - our researchers and supporters -
to remember JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

The response has been very generous and we thank you for your
continued support to enable JRI-Poland to expand its database
with additional record entries for your town(s).

Many of you have also supported our General Funds request as
well as our Next Generation website and data management
development project. Thank you for that vital support as well.

But, my expression of appreciation does not really reflect the
content of the subject line of this post, words we have heard
so many times, in one form or another.

In the last weeks, we have received many notes of appreciation
from our fellow genealogists mentioning how JRI-Poland's
database and tireless volunteers have helped them in their
research. Those messages are certainly not unusual.

But sometimes, these emails and phone calls are so powerful that
you can almost see the tears between the lines and most
certainly hear the sobs on the other end of the line. All
because of the unknown that was uncovered, the details of family
who perished - hidden by the researcher's survivor parents
come to light and with it the understanding of why their parents
thought it better that they never learn the truth.

Then there are the screams of joy of finding a close relative
when they heard all their lives that everyone had perished.

I would like to mention just two of the emotional messages we
have received this month. Please share our nachas.

A few weeks ago, I received this email >from DR in Ontario:

"I awoke at 4 am unable to stop the images in my head.
That's when I found your new message (with the specific details).

Once again, I'm moved beyond words.

from thinking myself a solitary leaf fluttering in the wind,
I'm now picturing roots.

Thank you >from the bottom of my heart."

And then days later, as more was revealed, she added:

"Oh, my G/d, this is beyond my wildest expectation.
I'm in an emotional tailspin. Do you know how I feel
going >from nothing to discovering that I can actually
be rooted to a living tree? This is earthshaking for me."

Five days ago, AF >from Massachusetts wrote:

'I simply cannot thank you enough for making this
unbelievable treasure trove of information available
to me and my family.

To add to these meaningful messages, in the last few weeks when
making their year-end donations, many of you have sent separate
emails to let us know how important JRI-Poland has been to your
research and for some, reminding us as to how in the past
JRI-Poland has resulted in life-changing discoveries.

As I wrote at the very end of last year, "no matter how often we
receive such notes of appreciation, I know I speak for the entire
JRI-Poland leadership when I say we are always touched to know
that we have made a difference."

To all of you who have generously supported us this month and
in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet
made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider
doing so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Please note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent
non-profit organization with its own administration, volunteers
and fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland allows
its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All=20
Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2020 to all our friends. May it be a year of
health for you and your families and continued success in
all your endeavors.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


"I don't believe my eyes!..this is unbelievable...I am moved beyond words." #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

On December 7th, we asked you - our researchers and supporters -
to remember JRI-Poland in your year-end giving plans.

The response has been very generous and we thank you for your
continued support to enable JRI-Poland to expand its database
with additional record entries for your town(s).

Many of you have also supported our General Funds request as
well as our Next Generation website and data management
development project. Thank you for that vital support as well.

But, my expression of appreciation does not really reflect the
content of the subject line of this post, words we have heard
so many times, in one form or another.

In the last weeks, we have received many notes of appreciation
from our fellow genealogists mentioning how JRI-Poland's
database and tireless volunteers have helped them in their
research. Those messages are certainly not unusual.

But sometimes, these emails and phone calls are so powerful that
you can almost see the tears between the lines and most
certainly hear the sobs on the other end of the line. All
because of the unknown that was uncovered, the details of family
who perished - hidden by the researcher's survivor parents
come to light and with it the understanding of why their parents
thought it better that they never learn the truth.

Then there are the screams of joy of finding a close relative
when they heard all their lives that everyone had perished.

I would like to mention just two of the emotional messages we
have received this month. Please share our nachas.

A few weeks ago, I received this email >from DR in Ontario:

"I awoke at 4 am unable to stop the images in my head.
That's when I found your new message (with the specific details).

Once again, I'm moved beyond words.

from thinking myself a solitary leaf fluttering in the wind,
I'm now picturing roots.

Thank you >from the bottom of my heart."

And then days later, as more was revealed, she added:

"Oh, my G/d, this is beyond my wildest expectation.
I'm in an emotional tailspin. Do you know how I feel
going >from nothing to discovering that I can actually
be rooted to a living tree? This is earthshaking for me."

Five days ago, AF >from Massachusetts wrote:

'I simply cannot thank you enough for making this
unbelievable treasure trove of information available
to me and my family.

To add to these meaningful messages, in the last few weeks when
making their year-end donations, many of you have sent separate
emails to let us know how important JRI-Poland has been to your
research and for some, reminding us as to how in the past
JRI-Poland has resulted in life-changing discoveries.

As I wrote at the very end of last year, "no matter how often we
receive such notes of appreciation, I know I speak for the entire
JRI-Poland leadership when I say we are always touched to know
that we have made a difference."

To all of you who have generously supported us this month and
in the past, we thank you again. To researchers who have not yet
made a donation to JRI-Poland, please take a moment to consider
doing so before the year end. No donation is too small.

The JRI-Poland online donations page can be found at:
www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Please note: Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is an independent
non-profit organization with its own administration, volunteers
and fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland allows
its data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All=20
Poland Database.

Best wishes for 2020 to all our friends. May it be a year of
health for you and your families and continued success in
all your endeavors.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


Year-end Report on Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project #ukraine

Beth Galleto
 

Dear fellow researchers of the Chernigov gubernia,

The Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project, which was started a year ago, has now translated and indexed information >from 421 pages in the original books of family lists (also called tax poll censuses) >from the area of the former Chernigov gubernia. Those translated so far are >from the Glukhov, Starodub, and Konotop uezds (districts), all in 1882.

The translations include 313 families in the Glukhov uezd, 484 in the Starodub uezd, and 419 in the Konotop uezd. I have made alphabetized lists of the surnames found in each of these. Please email me if you want to check any of these alphabetized lists.

Our wonderful translator is continuing her work, and she is currently more than half-way finished with the 1882 family lists >from the Mglin uezd.

The books containing the family lists were microfilmed by the LDS church, and images of the pages can now be seen online on the FamilySearch website. Altogether the films include records for the Jewish communities of the Borzna, Chernigov, Glukhov, Gorodnya, Konotop, Kozolets, Krolevets, Mglin, Nezhin, Novgorod-Seversk, Novozybkov, Oster, Sosnitsa, Starodub and Surazh uezds, including not just the named towns but also other towns within these districts. Most of the lists were made in 1882 and 1888, with a few >from later years.

Donations are needed to continue this work and can be made through the Ukraine SIG on the JewishGen website through the following link:

https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22


Such donations are tax deductible for U.S. citizens. The spreadsheets will ultimately be posted on the JewishGen website. Donors of $100 or more are eligible to view them before they are posted online.

Happy Chanukah and a good 2020 to all.

Beth Galleto
Project Leader


Re: Des Moines question

Judith Singer
 

"Jewish Glendale Cemetery" refers to one area of the Glendale Cemetery, which is maintained by the City of Des Moines and is ecumenical. Other areas of Glendale are devoted to Masons, veterans, infants, etc. There's a map of Glendale Cemetery with the sections outlines at https://maps.dsm.city/docs/maps/Glendale_Cemetery.pdf.  

Jews are also buried at Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, plus Temple B'nai Jeshurun maintains a closed inactive cemetery on the East Side of Des Moines (where Eastern European Jews originally settled in Des Moines). The City of Des Moines also maintains three smaller cemeteries in addition to Glendale and Woodland but I am not aware of any Jews buried in those other three (that doesn't mean there aren't any, just that I'm not aware of them). The Iowa Jewish Historical Society might be able to provide more information about those other three.  

Happy holidays - Judith Singer

 


(United Kingdom) Royal Air Force Museum New Website Casualty Forms For WW l

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

The Royal Air Force Museum launched a new website: Casualty Forms that enables visitors to explore the casualty forms of officers of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force who served on the Western Front and in the Middle East during the First World War.  To visit the site go to:  https://www.casualtyforms.org/  Enter a surname on the search field. If the name you are searching is in their database then a list of casualties with that surname will appear. Click on the one you wish to review under “view full record”. You can download the forms to your computer. There is also a printed page of the record data, such as names, date of birth, rank and regiment.

 

The forms include information on casualty details, postings, periods of leave, promotions and decorations. Some may also have information on place of burial and name of the officiant. Much of the information on the forms may NOT be recorded in the personnel files held at the (UK) National Archives.

 

To mark the centenary of the First World War and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force in 2018, the RAF Museum decided to undertake a project which would enable greater access to the records.  There are about 25,000 forms. The collection is not unique to the UK,  and includes information on Canadians as well as Australians.

 

The RAF Museum also holds digitized First World war Casualty Cares at the RAF Museum Story vault at:

http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/

 

Thank you to Gail Dever for sharing this information on her blog, Genealogy à la carte.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


Re: Iasi Cemetery Records #romania

ch.harter@...
 

Are these records available? I believe my great grandfather may have
been buried there. The family name was Sapusnik.

Carole Harter
Pomona, CA

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