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Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Lynn Saul <lynnsaul@...>
 

What a tragic loss!

Lynn Saul

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Lynn Flaster <lflaster@...>
 

May her memory be for a blessing.

Lynn Flaster

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Pamela Weisberger #poland

Robert Hanna
 

I am devastated on hearing of the passing of Pamela Weisberger. I met
Pamela only once, at The Genealogy Event in NYC in 2014. I was
fortunate to have had a private consultation with her. She was
extremely helpful to me in exposing me to Jewish Gen and JRI Poland
and getting me started on my search for my roots in Poland. My
condolences to her husband and children.

Robert Hanna
NYC

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Gesher Galicia has created a Memorial Page for
Pamela, which may be found at:
www.geshergalicia.org/about-gesher-galicia/pamela-weisberger-in-memoriam/


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Lynn Saul <lynnsaul@...>
 

What a tragic loss!

Lynn Saul

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Lynn Flaster <lflaster@...>
 

May her memory be for a blessing.

Lynn Flaster

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


JRI Poland #Poland Pamela Weisberger #poland

Robert Hanna
 

I am devastated on hearing of the passing of Pamela Weisberger. I met
Pamela only once, at The Genealogy Event in NYC in 2014. I was
fortunate to have had a private consultation with her. She was
extremely helpful to me in exposing me to Jewish Gen and JRI Poland
and getting me started on my search for my roots in Poland. My
condolences to her husband and children.

Robert Hanna
NYC

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Gesher Galicia has created a Memorial Page for
Pamela, which may be found at:
www.geshergalicia.org/about-gesher-galicia/pamela-weisberger-in-memoriam/


Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

This is very sad news. I hired Pamela for a genealogy project that
ended up taking over a year to complete. She went to incredible
efforts to complete the task, even given her busy schedule with her
other genealogy research. She was willing to keep looking for records,
even when she was told that the records I wanted no longer existed.
She had to deal with non-helpful clerks, badly indexed records, and
decrepit microfilm readers. Every time it looked like it was hopeless to
find any more records, she would voluntarily tell me that she was
willing to try one more time, and she would find more records. Given
the effort, most researchers would have charged me much more than
what I ended up paying her. Her emails reflected the description of
her personality. She genuinely enjoyed doing the research, and would
tell me of the fun she had in discovering the records. I had plans of
writing a book based the material that she found, and letting Pam
write a chapter about her experiences. Now I'll have to dedicate the
book to her.

Mark London

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

This is very sad news. I hired Pamela for a genealogy project that
ended up taking over a year to complete. She went to incredible
efforts to complete the task, even given her busy schedule with her
other genealogy research. She was willing to keep looking for records,
even when she was told that the records I wanted no longer existed.
She had to deal with non-helpful clerks, badly indexed records, and
decrepit microfilm readers. Every time it looked like it was hopeless to
find any more records, she would voluntarily tell me that she was
willing to try one more time, and she would find more records. Given
the effort, most researchers would have charged me much more than
what I ended up paying her. Her emails reflected the description of
her personality. She genuinely enjoyed doing the research, and would
tell me of the fun she had in discovering the records. I had plans of
writing a book based the material that she found, and letting Pam
write a chapter about her experiences. Now I'll have to dedicate the
book to her.

Mark London

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


very sad news #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

These are really devastating news, because Pamela was a real "mensch",
and there are not too many of these down here. My sincere condolences
to the family.

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy Szwietej
Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from Okopy Szwietej
Trojcy (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Shulamit
 

Baruch Dayan Emeth

This is very sad news indeed. For many years Pamela's input was an
inspiration to our research. Her personality helped Gesher Galicia to
grow into the interesting organisation it has become. At this time we
are thinking foremost of her family and send our condolences.

Shulamit and Philip Spain, Scotland

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Pamela Weisberger z'l #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we learned of the
untimely passing of Pamela Weisberger.

All researchers with Galician roots have benefited >from Pamela's
passion, limitless energy and leadership over the years. We all
are diminished by her departure >from our midst.

May we all be comforted by the memory of Pamela's lifetime of
achievement and be inspired by her intense dedication to the
Jewish genealogical world that is so central to our own lives.
Pamela lives on through her accomplishments that have touched
so many. May she rest in peace.

Stanley Diamond Mark Halpern
Executive Director AGAD Archive Coordinator

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia very sad news #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

These are really devastating news, because Pamela was a real "mensch",
and there are not too many of these down here. My sincere condolences
to the family.

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy Szwietej
Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from Okopy Szwietej
Trojcy (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: VERY SAD NEWS #galicia

Shulamit
 

Baruch Dayan Emeth

This is very sad news indeed. For many years Pamela's input was an
inspiration to our research. Her personality helped Gesher Galicia to
grow into the interesting organisation it has become. At this time we
are thinking foremost of her family and send our condolences.

Shulamit and Philip Spain, Scotland

Ann Harris <aharr14@pacbell.net> wrote:

It is with profound sadness that Gesher Galicia must announce the
sudden death of the creative force behind our organization. Pamela
Weisberger died this morning in Santa Monica after a brief illness....


JRI Poland #Poland Pamela Weisberger z'l #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we learned of the
untimely passing of Pamela Weisberger.

All researchers with Galician roots have benefited >from Pamela's
passion, limitless energy and leadership over the years. We all
are diminished by her departure >from our midst.

May we all be comforted by the memory of Pamela's lifetime of
achievement and be inspired by her intense dedication to the
Jewish genealogical world that is so central to our own lives.
Pamela lives on through her accomplishments that have touched
so many. May she rest in peace.

Stanley Diamond Mark Halpern
Executive Director AGAD Archive Coordinator

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland


Podgorze 1847 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

The first map >from a new cooperation agreement between Gesher Galicia
and the Polish National Archives in Krakow, this beautiful 1847 Podgorze
cadastral map:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/podgorze-1847/

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of Podgorze
(Podgorza, Josefstadt), surveyed in 1847 and lithographed in 1849.
Although dominated by its much larger neighbor city of Krakow across the
Wisla (Vistula) River, at the time this map was made Podgorze was a
separate town under Austrian rule. On this carefully made map, parcels
and houses are all clearly numbered, and many features shown are still
visible today. The residential area centers near the river but also sprawls
along a main road looping through town. Key features shown include the
ancient Krakus Mound, the large Karl's Bridge, two churches and a Catholic
cemetery; important Jewish sites would appear 30 years later. Images for
this map were provided by the Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie.

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/
Our partner archive in Krakow: http://www.ank.gov.pl/

We anticipate posting an important mid-19th-century map of Krakow
from this same archive collection soon.

On a personal note: This map is the result of efforts begun by the late
Pamela Weisberger more than two years ago, to bring valuable
genealogical resources >from the Polish National Archives in Krakow
directly to family history researchers for their study and research.
Following additional work and communication by Maciej Orzechowski and
myself, six weeks ago the Archives generously agreed to provide Gesher
Galicia with high-quality map images >from their collection, and to permit
the assembly and online publication of complete maps as 'walkable data'
and an essential research tool. We ordered and received the scanned sheet
images soon after, and now have assembled this wonderful map for all
to use.

This is only one agreement and only one success in the long-term project
begun by Pamela eight years ago, to gather and present landowner
records and maps of Galicia to our members and other researchers. My
involvement in this work began in early 2012 at Pamela's invitation, after
Alex Feller and I had struggled to assemble separate sheet images of the
Rohatyn cadastral map gathered by Gesher Galicia into something useful
for the town descendants' group. Collaboration between Pamela, Alex, and
others, with Pamela's vision to link maps and data and memories in all
Galician towns, is what started the Gesher Galicia Map Room and drove its
growth.

We hope we can honor her memory and build on her vision by further
growing the site and extending its utility in the coming years.

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
maps@geshergalicia.org


Pamela Weisberger z'l #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we learned of the
untimely passing of Pamela Weisberger.

All researchers with Galician roots have benefited >from Pamela's
passion, limitless energy and leadership over the years. We all are
diminished by her departure >from our midst.

May we all be comforted by the memory of Pamela's lifetime of
achievement and be inspired by her intense dedication to the Jewish
genealogical world that is so central to our own lives. Pamela lives on
through her accomplishments that have touched so many. May she
rest in peace.

Stanley Diamond Mark Halpern
Executive Director AGAD Archive Coordinator

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Podgorze 1847 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

The first map >from a new cooperation agreement between Gesher Galicia
and the Polish National Archives in Krakow, this beautiful 1847 Podgorze
cadastral map:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/podgorze-1847/

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of Podgorze
(Podgorza, Josefstadt), surveyed in 1847 and lithographed in 1849.
Although dominated by its much larger neighbor city of Krakow across the
Wisla (Vistula) River, at the time this map was made Podgorze was a
separate town under Austrian rule. On this carefully made map, parcels
and houses are all clearly numbered, and many features shown are still
visible today. The residential area centers near the river but also sprawls
along a main road looping through town. Key features shown include the
ancient Krakus Mound, the large Karl's Bridge, two churches and a Catholic
cemetery; important Jewish sites would appear 30 years later. Images for
this map were provided by the Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie.

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/
Our partner archive in Krakow: http://www.ank.gov.pl/

We anticipate posting an important mid-19th-century map of Krakow
from this same archive collection soon.

On a personal note: This map is the result of efforts begun by the late
Pamela Weisberger more than two years ago, to bring valuable
genealogical resources >from the Polish National Archives in Krakow
directly to family history researchers for their study and research.
Following additional work and communication by Maciej Orzechowski and
myself, six weeks ago the Archives generously agreed to provide Gesher
Galicia with high-quality map images >from their collection, and to permit
the assembly and online publication of complete maps as 'walkable data'
and an essential research tool. We ordered and received the scanned sheet
images soon after, and now have assembled this wonderful map for all
to use.

This is only one agreement and only one success in the long-term project
begun by Pamela eight years ago, to gather and present landowner
records and maps of Galicia to our members and other researchers. My
involvement in this work began in early 2012 at Pamela's invitation, after
Alex Feller and I had struggled to assemble separate sheet images of the
Rohatyn cadastral map gathered by Gesher Galicia into something useful
for the town descendants' group. Collaboration between Pamela, Alex, and
others, with Pamela's vision to link maps and data and memories in all
Galician towns, is what started the Gesher Galicia Map Room and drove its
growth.

We hope we can honor her memory and build on her vision by further
growing the site and extending its utility in the coming years.

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
maps@geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Pamela Weisberger z'l #galicia

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland
 

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we learned of the
untimely passing of Pamela Weisberger.

All researchers with Galician roots have benefited >from Pamela's
passion, limitless energy and leadership over the years. We all are
diminished by her departure >from our midst.

May we all be comforted by the memory of Pamela's lifetime of
achievement and be inspired by her intense dedication to the Jewish
genealogical world that is so central to our own lives. Pamela lives on
through her accomplishments that have touched so many. May she
rest in peace.

Stanley Diamond Mark Halpern
Executive Director AGAD Archive Coordinator

On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland


IAJGS 2016 Seattle conference update and a request #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Plans are moving ahead as we prepare for the 36th Annual IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 7-12, 2016, at the Sheraton
Downtown in Seattle.

One option we are exploring is a seven day Alaska cruise either before
or after the conference. This would not be a conference event, per se,
but it would be a great opportunity for a different type of adventure
for those who are coming to the Great Northwest next August. These
cruises leave >from the Seattle Cruise Terminal, a short cab ride from
the hotel, and go up the Inside Passage along the southeastern coast of
Alaska. Typically, they offer spectacular views of glaciers that meet
the ocean, views of the forests and wildlife of southeastern Alaska, and
all the amenities of a family oriented cruise. Prices start around $900
per person, double occupancy for an inside cabin, including cabin and
meals, and a variety of accommodations are available on board these
fully equipped cruise ships.

Stops would include possibly Ketchikan, Juneau, Glacier Bay National
Park, Skagway, and either Vancouver or Victoria on the return trip. If
we get a sufficient number of people booking together, the price will be
discounted.

We expect there will be options for those who keep kosher, either
pre-packaged kosher meals or vegetarian meals.

One cruise option we are looking at would depart Seattle either July 28
or 29th, (Thursday or Friday), returning to Seattle on August 4 or 5
(Thursday or Friday). The other option would be a cruise departing
either August 15 or 16 (Monday or Tuesday), returning August 22 or 23.

We would like some input >from those who are interested in taking one of
these cruises. Please let us know if you would be interested in a
cruise, your preference either before or after the conference, and how
many would be in your party. We also need to have an idea how many of
you would require a kosher option. These are family oriented cruises,
and we are informed that there are a lot of things to do on the boat for
all ages of children, as well as the rest of us older folks. If there
is sufficient interest expressed before October 5, we will proceed with
our plans and let you know when we have finalized arrangements. If not,
it was a great idea. The Alaskan cruises are extremely popular and
would be a great way to see a beautiful part of the country that
relatively few people get to see.

If you are interested, please respond to Chuck Weinstein directly at
chuck@iajgs2016.org, and let us know what you think. Again, this will
not be an organized conference event, but it will be a great opportunity
to turn your conference experience into a wonderful vacation to remember
and cherish for years to come.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

cochairs@iajgs2016.org
Co-Chairs 36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy August 7-12,
2016, Seattle, WA

Co-chairs@iajgs2016.org

www.iajgs2016.org

Join our Conference Page on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts
--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@iajgs2016.org


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia IAJGS 2016 Seattle conference update and a request #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Plans are moving ahead as we prepare for the 36th Annual IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 7-12, 2016, at the Sheraton
Downtown in Seattle.

One option we are exploring is a seven day Alaska cruise either before
or after the conference. This would not be a conference event, per se,
but it would be a great opportunity for a different type of adventure
for those who are coming to the Great Northwest next August. These
cruises leave >from the Seattle Cruise Terminal, a short cab ride from
the hotel, and go up the Inside Passage along the southeastern coast of
Alaska. Typically, they offer spectacular views of glaciers that meet
the ocean, views of the forests and wildlife of southeastern Alaska, and
all the amenities of a family oriented cruise. Prices start around $900
per person, double occupancy for an inside cabin, including cabin and
meals, and a variety of accommodations are available on board these
fully equipped cruise ships.

Stops would include possibly Ketchikan, Juneau, Glacier Bay National
Park, Skagway, and either Vancouver or Victoria on the return trip. If
we get a sufficient number of people booking together, the price will be
discounted.

We expect there will be options for those who keep kosher, either
pre-packaged kosher meals or vegetarian meals.

One cruise option we are looking at would depart Seattle either July 28
or 29th, (Thursday or Friday), returning to Seattle on August 4 or 5
(Thursday or Friday). The other option would be a cruise departing
either August 15 or 16 (Monday or Tuesday), returning August 22 or 23.

We would like some input >from those who are interested in taking one of
these cruises. Please let us know if you would be interested in a
cruise, your preference either before or after the conference, and how
many would be in your party. We also need to have an idea how many of
you would require a kosher option. These are family oriented cruises,
and we are informed that there are a lot of things to do on the boat for
all ages of children, as well as the rest of us older folks. If there
is sufficient interest expressed before October 5, we will proceed with
our plans and let you know when we have finalized arrangements. If not,
it was a great idea. The Alaskan cruises are extremely popular and
would be a great way to see a beautiful part of the country that
relatively few people get to see.

If you are interested, please respond to Chuck Weinstein directly at
chuck@iajgs2016.org, and let us know what you think. Again, this will
not be an organized conference event, but it will be a great opportunity
to turn your conference experience into a wonderful vacation to remember
and cherish for years to come.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman

cochairs@iajgs2016.org
Co-Chairs 36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy August 7-12,
2016, Seattle, WA

Co-chairs@iajgs2016.org

www.iajgs2016.org

Join our Conference Page on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts
--
Janette Silverman, Lead co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Seattle, WA
August 7-12, 2016
janette@iajgs2016.org

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