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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Offers Free Webinars March 17- April 3

Jan Meisels Allen
 

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The New York Genealogical and Biogrpahical Society (NYG&B)is offering a series of FREE webinars March 17-April 3.

 

I checked with Josh Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographial Society  and he said this open to anyone, you do not need to be a member of the NYG&B.

Go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/blog/upcoming-free-webinars

 

You will need to register. Click on the register tab for each or any of the webinars you may find of interest.

 

Note in addition to NY focused webinars, Lara Diamond is giving a webinar on Sunday, March 22,Jewish Genealogy 101 and Lara is also giving a webinar on March 29 Finding Relatives in Russian Empire Records for non-Russian Speakers.

 

Note all times are in ET.  Use time zone converter to find your local time zone:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


St. Louis, MO help #usa

Trudy Barch
 

Chesed Shel Emet Cemetery.    University City and Chesterfield.    White Road and ??????

 

Thank you,    Trudy Barch, Florida


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

Renee Steinig
 

The form with the Red Cross symbol on top gives Leibus's address as Feldafing -- a displaced persons camp that was located in Bavaria (Bayern), about 20 miles southwest of Munich. Google for much information about that camp. 

According to FindaGrave (https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2517557/jüdischer-friedhof-feldafing), some of the people who died at the Feldafing DP camp were "buried in a small cemetery at Friedensweg, right next to the community cemetery. Actually the community donated a part of its cemetery property for this Jewish burial ground to be established. It is now is poor condition, with many markers toppled and impossible to read. There have been no further burials since 1953. It has seen 112 known burials...The cemetery is somewhat hidden. Once a visitor is standing in front of the gate of the community cemetery, turn left onto the parking lot behind the little chapel. There one will find a small gate that leads onto the Jewish burial ground."

Someone named Frank K. (https://www.findagrave.com/user/profile/46941322has photographed several of the graves in that cemetery. I suggest that you write him and ask him if he would be able to check there for Leibus's grave.

Also, see this Facebook group: Families of Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp . Maybe someone there can help.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 2:44 PM solkeys@... <solkeys@...> wrote:

I found the following letter that my uncle send through the Red Cross. Maybe this might help locate the cemetery. He passed away not much after that.


JGSG Meeting March 22 changed to Virtual Meeting #jgs-iajgs #events

Peggy Mosinger Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

Because of the public health emergency, the JGS of Georgia has changed the meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 to an online meeting.

There will NOT be genealogy personnel at The Breman Museum on March 22, 2020.  Please do NOT go to The Breman Museum on that date.

The topic of the virtual meeting is "The Shapell Roster -- Jews in the American Civil War." For more information, see our website at:www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/

 If you would like to attend the virtual presentation, please contact Peggy Freedman, JewishGenealogy@....


Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

solkeys@thejnet.com
 

I found the following letter that my uncle send through the Red Cross. Maybe this might help locate the cemetery. He passed away not much after that.

 

 

On 03/03/20 04:00 PM, Bernard FLAM wrote:

Hi from Paris,
Dear Solomon,
If your unfortunate uncle died in a Displaced Person camp (DP's camp) in Germany, I am almost sure Bad Arolsen (former International Tracing Service) archives should have records of his stay in which camp and then even of his death.
You can search 
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/
and fill inquiry 
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/inquiries/submit-inquiry/
They reply always but due to their last information campaign, I have heard delay could be some weeks.
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Workmen Circle of France


KREISEL #israel

Maurice I. Kessler
 

Hi Genners,

Thank you for your previous  help. I have another request.

I am looking for family in Israel, Originally from Czernowitz. 

Etel & Yisroel KREISEL. In the last letter I found she was living with a daughter Henya in Kfar Saba (!961)

They are buried in the cemetary in Herzilia.

Thank you for your assitance

maurice kessler  mikessler222@...


Re: NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

jbonline1111@...
 

What a great resource for these times!  I have an older NYPL card.  Is there an expiration on these cards?  Mine doesn't show one. 
--
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Daniel Bargman
 

In those times Syria was a general not precise area of the Levant, more than a political concept, and it could include Palestine - within the Otoman Empire


Re: NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Mitchell Collier
 

Check your local library for temporary remote access to Ancestry.com, etc.

The link to Ancestry on my neighborhood library’s website still says “this resource is only available through library computers for in-library use and cannot be accessed from home.” Even so, I clicked through and gained full access to the library’s Ancestry account.

Mitch Collier

 

 


Translation of part of German Family Record in old script #germany

R Jaffer
 
Edited

I've posted a vital record in German script for which I need a partial translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM78934
The sections I need translated are described in viewmate. Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much for your time,
Roberta Jaffer



Re: NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Renee Steinig
 

Anyone who lives, works, attends school or pays property tax in New
York State is entitled to a NYPL card.

For a list of the NYPL databases that can normally be searched from
home, see https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases .
Among them, ProQuest's Historical Jewish Newspapers and these other
newspapers: Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago
Tribune, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Star, Washington
Post.

For details and a link to an online application, see
https://www.nypl.org/help/library-card/terms-conditions#access.
Out-of-staters and visitors from abroad can apply in person for a
three-month card. Ordinarily it is possible for NYers who live
outside the city to apply online and fax/email a copy of ID, but I
guess that won't work when the library is closed.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

Marilyn Weinman <marilynweinman@...> wrote:

<<Too bad that if you have a library card outside of NY this won’t
work ! If you live outside of NYC it says you can get a temporary
card, but it has to be picked up in person.>>

Bob Kosovsky <kos@...> wrote:

<<During the period that all NYPL branches and research centers are
closed, NYPL has arranged for some databases that are normally only
available within the buildings to be accessible remotely with your
library card/pin....>>


Re: NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Marilyn Weinman
 

Too bad that if you have a library card outside of NY this won’t work ! If you live outside of NYC it says you can get a temporary card, but it has to be picked up in person.

On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 5:55 AM Bob Kosovsky <kos@...> wrote:
During the period that all NYPL branches and research centers are closed,
NYPL has arranged for some databases that are normally only available
within the buildings to be accessible remotely with your library card/pin.
The titles shown below can be accessed from the databases page
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases or from the links
below:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-dat…/academic-search-premier

Ancestry
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-da…/ancestry-library-edition

Business Source Complete
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articl…/business-source-premier-ebsco

Credo Reference
* https://www.nypl.org/col…/articles-databases/credo-reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library
* https://www.nypl.org/…/artic…/gale-virtual-reference-library

JSTOR
* https://www-jstor-org.i.ezproxy.nypl.org/

The New York Times 1980-present
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles…/new-york-times-1980-present

The New York Times, 1851-2016
* https://www.nypl.org/…/proquest-historical-newspapers-new-y…

Newspapers.com
* https://www.nypl.org/node/496043

Oxford Reference Online
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-dat…/oxford-reference-online

ProQuest Research Library
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-d…/proquest-research-library

Readex Databases, including America’s Historical Newspapers
*
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/alpha%3D%26subject%3D0%26location%3D0%26audience%3D0%26language%3D0%26keyword%3Dreadex%26limit%3D0

Wall Street Journal, 1889-present
* https://www.nypl.org/…/a…/wall-street-journal-1984-present-0


Bob Kosovsky
New York City


JGS of Illinois March 22 meeting canceled

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, Illinois, has been canceled. The planned program, “When DNA or Documents Reveal Life-Altering Origin Secrets” by Steven Flack, will be rescheduled.

For those who miss attending live in-person Jewish genealogy events, please consider joining the JGSI for $25 a year to gain access to more than 50 recordings of past JGS of Illinois meeting presentations and much more. See https://jgsi.org/Membership

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Stay safe and healthy.




--
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website: https://jgsi.org


Jasionowka, Poland #poland

Debbie Lifshitz
 

Jasionowka is a very small town not far from Bialystok. 
I am currently trying to piece together a "thick" story of the town from the beginning of the Jewish settlement (sometime in the 27th century) until the Holocaust. If anyone has personal family stories that shed light on the end of the 19th century and the 20th century up to 1946, I would appreciate being in touch. 
And I am also interested in technical information such as a map of the town (or even a part of it), and any information about the Soviet and German occupations (names, functions etc). Any help would be appreciated including where to find archival material (I have combed the archives in Yad Vashem).
Please contact me privately.,
Stay safe, stay well,
Debbie LIFSCHITZ 
Jerusalem

Currently researching SCHUSTER and SAPERSTEIN from Jasionowka.


Marriage during an epidemic #germany

Karen Franklin
 

I hope someone can shed some light on an event in my family related to the cholera epidemic of 1836 in Gonbach, a small village in the Pfalz, Germany. 

 

My fourth-great-grandfather, Elias KOHLBERG, had nine children with two wives. His first wife, Phillipine, died in 1819 after bearing 2 children, and Elias had 7 more with his second wife Rosina, her sister. The second marriage was not registered locally until September 15, 1836. Two of Elias’ children had died three days earlier and two were to die within the next two weeks.  Whether an actual civil marriage took place years earlier and was simply registered at that time I don’t know. Perhaps he had not been allowed to marry a second time and was given special dispensation because of the health crisis. It could even be that the couple married in the cemetery, a superstitious “plague wedding” (though this had a somewhat different twist in Eastern Europe). Does anyone know of similar stories?

 

 

Of three surviving children (two other children died young at different times), my great-great-great grandfather Leopold KOHLBERG immigrated to Philadelphia in about 1840; his brother Adolf settled in Stockton, California during the Gold Rush. The youngest sister (by almost 20 years) remained in Germany to take care of her aging parents. The family survived the Holocaust in Germany and descendants live there today.

Karen S. Franklin
New York NY


Re: NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Bonnie Birns
 

Thank you Bob! I am passing this along to my members. I have been compiling a list of free genealogy things to do while we are all socially isolating ourselves, and posting them to our Facebook page.

Bonnie Birns
President, JGS of Long Island
bbirns@...
researcher #59766


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Frank Schulaner
 

Walt Whitman, in his all-encompassing Salut au Monde (c.1870):
"You Jew journeying in your old age through every risk, 
to stand once on Syrian ground!"


Re: Political Geography Question... #israel

Richard Cooper
 

From 1516 to 1865 most of what today is Israel was then the southern portion of the Eyalet of Damascus inside the Ottoman Empire,

Ric Cooper
Midhurst, UK


Ben GOLDSMITH

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am asking this on behalf of someone who has contacted me and is interested in contacting the descendants of this relative (the husband of my great-aunt) regarding his time in Corsicana, TX.

Ben GOLDSMITH was born in 1868 in Clinton, MO, and died in 1946 in Dallas.  He was married to Rose DAN, my grandfather's sister, who was born in 1885 in Liverpool, England, and died in 1963 in Houston, in 1905 in Memphis.  They had one daughter, Ruth, born in 1905 in Memphis and died in 1968 in Houston.

Ruth married Joe MILLER, born in 1903 in Houston and died in 1983 in Corsicana, in 1927 in Corsicana.  They had one son, Marvin MILLER, born in 1929 in Corsicana and died in 1990 in Houston.  Marvin was married twice, first to a woman named Anna in 1951 in Houston.  They had three children, Larry, Pamela, and Jonell.  They divorced and Marvin later married Claudia MARCOTTE, born in 1944 in Houston, in 1979 in Houston.

If anyone can help me with this request, I would appreciate it.
--
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Ellen Barnett Cleary
 

Thank you to everyone who showed me how to find the link to upload my FTJP submission. Unfortunately it seems they are not accepting updates. 

Does anyone one know if they plan to accept them in the future and when they might begin to accept them again?

Ellen Cleary
San Francisco CA
USA

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