Date   

Spain to Eastern Europe #general

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

Ettie Zilber brought up a tradition in her family of a migration >from
Spain to Belarus and Lithuania ending up at a town on the Disna River,
near Lithuania and Latvia, thus giving rise to the family named DISNER.
There is a tradition in our family regarding the Ukrainian name
LIMONCHIK, usually derived >from Russian as "little lemon," and possibly
meaning a seller of citrons (esrogim). Our variant tradition has the
name coming >from the Spanish area of La Mancha (of "Man of La Macha"
fame), ending up in the Kamenetz Podolsk area of SW Ukraine via a
stopover in Ravenna, Italy. Again, does anyone else have similar
stories?
Jeff Knisbacher
Researching: in Ukraine--LIMONCHIK/LIMONCZYK, GILMAN/GELMAN,
YAGONNITZER/JAGOLINZER,
GELSTEIN/GOLDSTEIN
in Galicia: KNISBACHER, SZYDLOW, KOWLER, PERL, KORNGUT, RINZLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Spain to Eastern Europe #general

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

Ettie Zilber brought up a tradition in her family of a migration >from
Spain to Belarus and Lithuania ending up at a town on the Disna River,
near Lithuania and Latvia, thus giving rise to the family named DISNER.
There is a tradition in our family regarding the Ukrainian name
LIMONCHIK, usually derived >from Russian as "little lemon," and possibly
meaning a seller of citrons (esrogim). Our variant tradition has the
name coming >from the Spanish area of La Mancha (of "Man of La Macha"
fame), ending up in the Kamenetz Podolsk area of SW Ukraine via a
stopover in Ravenna, Italy. Again, does anyone else have similar
stories?
Jeff Knisbacher
Researching: in Ukraine--LIMONCHIK/LIMONCZYK, GILMAN/GELMAN,
YAGONNITZER/JAGOLINZER,
GELSTEIN/GOLDSTEIN
in Galicia: KNISBACHER, SZYDLOW, KOWLER, PERL, KORNGUT, RINZLER


Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #yiddish

bounce-3302079-772983@...
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #yiddish

bounce-3302079-772983@...
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2017 #yiddish

bounce-3301975-772983@...
 

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:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah H. Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/


KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

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.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

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

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages were adopted:

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@mts.net>.

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

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2017 #yiddish

bounce-3301975-772983@...
 

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:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah H. Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/


KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

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.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

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

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages were adopted:

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@mts.net>.

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

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Video on the history of Surnames #romania

Jews from Bukovina
 

Here is a link to a wonderful video on Surnames: =
http://jewishgenealogysurnameproject.com/videos.html

Please also explore the Menu on this website which contains many links =
to Facebook Pages related to Jewish Genealogy.

Searching for:
MENDELSOHN-BIRNBERG-BERLADZ
TREIBER-TUCKER-ALTMAN-REISMAN
TAGER-HANDIN/GANDIN-RUBIN
MESHORER/MESHEIRER
BERGER-STERN


Romania SIG #Romania Video on the history of Surnames #romania

Jews from Bukovina
 

Here is a link to a wonderful video on Surnames: =
http://jewishgenealogysurnameproject.com/videos.html

Please also explore the Menu on this website which contains many links =
to Facebook Pages related to Jewish Genealogy.

Searching for:
MENDELSOHN-BIRNBERG-BERLADZ
TREIBER-TUCKER-ALTMAN-REISMAN
TAGER-HANDIN/GANDIN-RUBIN
MESHORER/MESHEIRER
BERGER-STERN


Bacau City Romania. #romania

Marcel Glaskie <marcelg@...>
 

Bacau City Romania.

To anyone who has not yet contacted me:
I want to inform you that I have all the Bacau City Civil Records >from 1865
to 1915, that is birth, marriage and death.
Also a number of years of the Bacau City Jewish School registers, which
reveal amazing information.
The Jewish school had many children who were born in other towns in the
Bacau County.
Please note that Bacau City is the main town in the Bacau County.
Very shortly I will be getting a lot more years of school registers for both
boys and girls.
Next month I am also arranging to start clearing the Bacau old Jewish
cemetery located behind the sports stadium, and to photograph all the
graves.
My Bacau City Kehilalink is now under construction.

Contact: Marcel Glaskie >from Ra'anana Israel: marcelg@netvision.net.il


Romania SIG #Romania Bacau City Romania. #romania

Marcel Glaskie <marcelg@...>
 

Bacau City Romania.

To anyone who has not yet contacted me:
I want to inform you that I have all the Bacau City Civil Records >from 1865
to 1915, that is birth, marriage and death.
Also a number of years of the Bacau City Jewish School registers, which
reveal amazing information.
The Jewish school had many children who were born in other towns in the
Bacau County.
Please note that Bacau City is the main town in the Bacau County.
Very shortly I will be getting a lot more years of school registers for both
boys and girls.
Next month I am also arranging to start clearing the Bacau old Jewish
cemetery located behind the sports stadium, and to photograph all the
graves.
My Bacau City Kehilalink is now under construction.

Contact: Marcel Glaskie >from Ra'anana Israel: marcelg@netvision.net.il


Peysakh/Passover Stories #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Sorry to bother you just 1-2 day before Passover, but if you have several minutes please share your
Passover Stories with the whole group. I think it is interesting for the whole group and by sharing your
story, you know that it is not going to be forgotten.

Let's start, here is my short story - First Seder.

My family's exodus >from the Soviet Union in 1989 (we only wondered in Europe for 3 months)
culminated 2 days before Passover, when we arrived into the US. Living in Italy in the refugee camp
(there were about 10,000 Jews >from the Soviet Union and 2,000 >from Iran), and that all was in the
Italian village Ladispoli of about 15,000 residents at that time.

We got permission to go to US several days before, and because of Passover, every family in the
camp received 2 packs of Matzah per person. So we got 8 packs for our family. The question was
what to do with this Matzah? In the Soviet Union we usually had Matzah, but to get it was not easy at
all. You could not buy it in a supermarket. It was sold in large towns in synagogues... and you had
stay and write your name in lines, sometimes for several days in order to get two packs of Matzah.
Also we did not know exactly if Matzah is so easy to get. Finally we took 2 packs in our language,
and 6 gave out to our friends in Ladispoli.

So, we are in US, and of course we want to celebrate Peysakh. I forgot to tell you, that in Ladispoli
I also received a "Russian" Haggadah. There was a synagogue established for refugees there, and
we started to learn Jewish history, Judaism, what we missed in our life. Next day after arrival in
the morning I went to a close by synagogue - Ahabei Shalom in Lynn, MA. When a person in the
synagogue found out that we arrived yesterday, he immediately went to his office and brought for
us 2 battles of wine for Passover and Matzah. And we had a terrific first Passover after our exodus.
We did not have yet a table to sit around, but that was fine. For the first time we read Haggadah
at our Seder, and I know that all my family remembers that first Seder.

I am looking forward to read your Passover stories.

Hug Sameah,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Peysakh/Passover Stories #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Sorry to bother you just 1-2 day before Passover, but if you have several minutes please share your
Passover Stories with the whole group. I think it is interesting for the whole group and by sharing your
story, you know that it is not going to be forgotten.

Let's start, here is my short story - First Seder.

My family's exodus >from the Soviet Union in 1989 (we only wondered in Europe for 3 months)
culminated 2 days before Passover, when we arrived into the US. Living in Italy in the refugee camp
(there were about 10,000 Jews >from the Soviet Union and 2,000 >from Iran), and that all was in the
Italian village Ladispoli of about 15,000 residents at that time.

We got permission to go to US several days before, and because of Passover, every family in the
camp received 2 packs of Matzah per person. So we got 8 packs for our family. The question was
what to do with this Matzah? In the Soviet Union we usually had Matzah, but to get it was not easy at
all. You could not buy it in a supermarket. It was sold in large towns in synagogues... and you had
stay and write your name in lines, sometimes for several days in order to get two packs of Matzah.
Also we did not know exactly if Matzah is so easy to get. Finally we took 2 packs in our language,
and 6 gave out to our friends in Ladispoli.

So, we are in US, and of course we want to celebrate Peysakh. I forgot to tell you, that in Ladispoli
I also received a "Russian" Haggadah. There was a synagogue established for refugees there, and
we started to learn Jewish history, Judaism, what we missed in our life. Next day after arrival in
the morning I went to a close by synagogue - Ahabei Shalom in Lynn, MA. When a person in the
synagogue found out that we arrived yesterday, he immediately went to his office and brought for
us 2 battles of wine for Passover and Matzah. And we had a terrific first Passover after our exodus.
We did not have yet a table to sit around, but that was fine. For the first time we read Haggadah
at our Seder, and I know that all my family remembers that first Seder.

I am looking forward to read your Passover stories.

Hug Sameah,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Changing of Street Names #galicia

Rita Falbel <falbelr@...>
 

In response to Steve Jaron's question about the changing of street
names in Galicia:

My grandfather, Josef Sigal lived in the Zamartyno'w section of Lvov.
We were confused when the name of the street changed on the
postcards he wrote >from Waska to Cyganowka. We thought he had
moved apartments. However, I found a map, available on JewishGen,
that showed that Waska had been changed to Cyganowka sometime
in 1941. That may answer the question.

Rita Falbel
falbelr@gmail.com
Searching: SIGAL, FALBEL, HEBENSTREIT


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Changing of Street Names #galicia

Rita Falbel <falbelr@...>
 

In response to Steve Jaron's question about the changing of street
names in Galicia:

My grandfather, Josef Sigal lived in the Zamartyno'w section of Lvov.
We were confused when the name of the street changed on the
postcards he wrote >from Waska to Cyganowka. We thought he had
moved apartments. However, I found a map, available on JewishGen,
that showed that Waska had been changed to Cyganowka sometime
in 1941. That may answer the question.

Rita Falbel
falbelr@gmail.com
Searching: SIGAL, FALBEL, HEBENSTREIT


Conducted Tours of Lithuania #lithuania

Bubbles Segall
 

Someone has asked me whether Peggy Freedman is still conducting tours
to Lithuania. If so, when is the next one?

Bubbles Segall
Melbourne
Australia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Conducted Tours of Lithuania #lithuania

Bubbles Segall
 

Someone has asked me whether Peggy Freedman is still conducting tours
to Lithuania. If so, when is the next one?

Bubbles Segall
Melbourne
Australia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


LitvakSIG website searches #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

This morning while working on a new file, I came across the name of a
place that did not appear on our shtetl map. I searched it on our
website where I found a reference to files held in the Kaunas Regional
Archive. Of course that led me to further research, and I did find it
- an error on my part as the one who maintains both the shtetl list
and the map. I've uploaded a new shtetl list to our site and updated
our interactive map

Do check out the general search https://www.litvaksig.org/ - see the
search box on the right hand side of the screen.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG website searches #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

This morning while working on a new file, I came across the name of a
place that did not appear on our shtetl map. I searched it on our
website where I found a reference to files held in the Kaunas Regional
Archive. Of course that led me to further research, and I did find it
- an error on my part as the one who maintains both the shtetl list
and the map. I've uploaded a new shtetl list to our site and updated
our interactive map

Do check out the general search https://www.litvaksig.org/ - see the
search box on the right hand side of the screen.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Indices to 1916-1935 Lodz Marriage & Death records now searchable on JRI-Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce a Pesach
gift to all researchers with roots in Lodz and nearby towns.

In collaboration with the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy
Center at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People in
Tel Aviv, JRI-Poland is proud to announce a milestone project,
unique in our history.

In a massive indexing effort under the guidance of Database
Department Director, Haim Ghiuzeli, volunteers at Beit Hatfutsot
have data-entered almost 90,000 marriage and death records
covering the years 1916-1935 >from scans provided by JRI-Poland.
Never before have we added a batch of records of this size >from
one town at one time.

As part of our Phase Three initiative to expedite work on records
indexing and extraction, JRI-Poland has acquired scans of records
from many towns in Poland. Scans include Lodz 1907 to 1915
Russian language birth, marriage and death records and 1916-1935
Polish language marriages and deaths (births less than 100 years old
are protected by Polish privacy laws).

The indexing of the 90,000 1916-1935 Lodz marriage and death
records is just the first part of the massive project ultimately to
provide extracts of all genealogical-relevant information >from
Lodz records, starting in 1826. Because Lodz has more surviving
records than any other town in Poland, we will be asking for
your help and support.

We know that researchers will want to obtain copies of their family
records as soon as possible. However, we ask that you wait for
additional information to be posted *after May 1st* - particularly
details of the policies to be established and the team that is being
set up to provide researchers with scans of their family records.
Contact information will be provided at that time.

In the meantime, Chag Sameach Pesach

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
on behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Indices to 1916-1935 Lodz Marriage & Death records now searchable on JRI-Poland #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce a Pesach
gift to all researchers with roots in Lodz and nearby towns.

In collaboration with the Douglas E. Goldman Jewish Genealogy
Center at Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People in
Tel Aviv, JRI-Poland is proud to announce a milestone project,
unique in our history.

In a massive indexing effort under the guidance of Database
Department Director, Haim Ghiuzeli, volunteers at Beit Hatfutsot
have data-entered almost 90,000 marriage and death records
covering the years 1916-1935 >from scans provided by JRI-Poland.
Never before have we added a batch of records of this size >from
one town at one time.

As part of our Phase Three initiative to expedite work on records
indexing and extraction, JRI-Poland has acquired scans of records
from many towns in Poland. Scans include Lodz 1907 to 1915
Russian language birth, marriage and death records and 1916-1935
Polish language marriages and deaths (births less than 100 years old
are protected by Polish privacy laws).

The indexing of the 90,000 1916-1935 Lodz marriage and death
records is just the first part of the massive project ultimately to
provide extracts of all genealogical-relevant information >from
Lodz records, starting in 1826. Because Lodz has more surviving
records than any other town in Poland, we will be asking for
your help and support.

We know that researchers will want to obtain copies of their family
records as soon as possible. However, we ask that you wait for
additional information to be posted *after May 1st* - particularly
details of the policies to be established and the team that is being
set up to provide researchers with scans of their family records.
Contact information will be provided at that time.

In the meantime, Chag Sameach Pesach

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
on behalf of the Board of JRI-Poland

57781 - 57800 of 659923