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Call for Nominations - Deadline Extended #jgs-iajgs

Deb Kroopkin
 

Call for Applications (Please share)

Deadline Extended to Thursday, March 25th

The Call for Applications from candidates interested in serving on the
IAJGS Board of Directors is now open. This year, as it is an
odd-numbered year and in accordance with our bylaws, we will elect
four Officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. In
addition, we are seeking two new Directors to fill the one year
remaining of a two-year term.

IAJGS Officer and Director candidates must be members in good standing
of at least one IAJGS member society at the time of their nomination
for election or appointment and must continuously maintain such
membership during their term of office. We are seeking candidates who
will contribute to advancing the Association in fulfilling its
objectives (listed below).

We invite all candidates who are interested in serving as an Officer
or Director on the IAJGS Board to submit a completed Board Application
Form online at BoardApplication.iajgs.org.

Information about the election and nomination process is at
elections.iajgs.org. The deadline for receipt of Board Application
Forms by the Nominating Committee is Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:00 pm
EDT.

The term of those Officers elected begins at the conclusion of the
Annual Meeting on August 4, 2021, and ends at the conclusion of the
Annual Meeting two years later. The Director positions will serve out
the one year remaining of the two-year term. Candidates should be
aware that serving on the board requires a commitment of time and
travel expenses.

Elections will be held through electronic voting procedures, which
will be completed by July 12, 2021.

Objectives of the IAJGS

The objectives of the Association shall be:

To collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with
reference to Jewish genealogy
To assist and promote the research of Jewish family history
To provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information
To aim toward the publication of worthy material in the field of
Jewish genealogy
To promote membership in member Jewish genealogical societies
To act as spokesperson for Jewish genealogical societies in areas of
mutual interest
To provide member societies with services to help them become more
effective organizations
To elevate Jewish Genealogy among Jewish people and in the academic community
To promote public access to genealogically relevant records
To foster creation of Jewish genealogical organizations in new
geographical areas

Debbie Kroopkin
2021 IAJGS Nominating Committee Chair
kroopkin@...


Re: Using My Heritage #general

Bruce Drake
 

Yes, I have experienced the same thing along with a fellow JewishGen member researching our family. In once case, the person in question had only a tangential connection to our family and nothing of value to offer.

This is one reason I never confirm MyHeritage "smart matches" without scrutinizing them first, if I do it at all, because like Ancestry's emails about ancestor hints, 90% of these messages (if not more) are recycling my own data. I suppose in both cases they are doing a service if even one-in-a-hundred proves valuable, but for the most part I regard these emails from MyHeritage and Ancestry the same as those you get on Linked in saying, "People are looking art your profile!" 

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD


Re: Question about New York City Marriage Records #records

pathetiq1@...
 



Unfortunately,  you,  still, cannot view them from home.  Very few are available for browsing. 
--
Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Re: Question about New York City Marriage Records #records

ELIAS SAVADA
 

You can NOT view the NYC vital records from home. You DO have to be on the FHL network. I was able to access from the parking lot a few days ago at the nearby center.

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Elias Savada
Bethesda MD

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Elias Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@...


Re: Recommendation for lawyers in Europe #germany

mutticampbell@...
 

You can download the forms from the German Embassy websites which might help answer some of the questions.  I live in the UK and the family recently regained our citizenship.  We completed the form and submitted it with notarised copies of our documentation.   The application is just submitted to the embassy.  

Caroline Campbell
(Scotland, UK)


Re: Translation Hebrew German #germany #translation

Malka
 

Good afternoon,

 

In honor of the place and honor

Of the Torah donate by Mi’cha’el son of Me’ir Z’L

A blessing for sanctity

In the memorial year o the dedication

?     Chaim synagogue.

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

 


MyHeritage Free Access to Irish Records Through March 18, 2021 #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

 

MyHeritage announced FREE access to their Irish records collection through March 18, 2021—assume 11:59PM Central time as they did not provide a time zone.  MyHeritage’s Irish record collection includes around 14 million records of all kinds: census records, vital records, directories, wills, and much more.

 

To read their blog post go to: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/02/search-all-irish-records-for-free-this-st-patricks-day/


Go to https://www.myheritage.com/research/catalog?location=Ireland You will be required to register with your name, email address and password. No credit card information will be requested.  When the site opens you will see the different record collections and the word FREE in green will be shown. Click on the collection and fill in the name of the person you are searching.   When the record appears you can download it to your computer by clicking on the down arrow in the upper right side or print it by clicking on the printer icon.

 

Jews in Ireland

While always a small Jewish community in Ireland it is an established community. In addition, a number of Jews immigrated to Ireland in the late 19th and 20th centuries whose families were from central Europe, due to the pogroms, and especially from Lithuania. Jews also stopped in Ireland along the way to immigrating to North America—and may have lived there for a few years.  You never know what an Irish record may reveal!

 

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am sharing this information solely for the interest of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Using My Heritage #general

Sarah L Meyer
 

I made my myheritage tree private.  I have a public tree (see the link at the bottom of my signature), but anyone who wants that information has to enter it by typing the information.  It is not that easy.  The main reason was not the one that you are asking about, but if I invite a guest to my site they can see all the information on living people, unlike Ancestry, where my tree is public and privacy is stricter.  And for people who want to see my tree, I invite them to my site, which has more than a tree.  It has photos, acknowledgements, dedication philosophy and links as well as the ability to do a nice search for someone.
--
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com


Re: Using My Heritage #general

stephen@...
 

In most cases there is nothing wrong with this, I add in families from other trees that are linked to families in my database as it often leads to discoveries of new relationships. Just to give you one example I kept collecting names for a family to which I had a distant connection to and as it grew I started to regret the time I devoted to it. However, in the end I discovered that so far I have 5 connections to this family.

I can also name a few people collect names as hobby and have ten
--
Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


Re: Translation Hebrew German #germany #translation

fredelfruhman
 

Guten Tag, Herr Fritzsche,

The translation is:

(at the top):  The crown of Torah

For the honor of G-d, and for the honor of

the Torah, did dedicate the splendid and important [man], the honored

MICHAEL, son of the honored ME'IR, may he rest in peace

a curtain for the Holy [Ark],

In the year "In order to remember" the dedication

of the house of G-d.  Here [in] Bibesheim.

==============================================

In other words, a man named Michael, whose father was Me'ir (deceased), dedicated this curtain in a particular year.  The curtain decorated the Holy Ark in which the Torah scroll was kept.

The year in which this occurred is hinted at by the used of the word "remember" or "your should remember" or "may it be remembered".  (It is impossible to know the precise translation, as only consonants appear, not vowels)..

Hebrew letters have numerical values.  The numerical value of this word is 627, making the year 5627 (the '5' is understood).  The year 5627 began in September of 1866 and end in September of 1867.

The reference to "dedication", which is Chanukah in Hebrew, MIGHT mean that this occurred around the holiday of Chanukah, thus December of 1866.

Hochachtungsvoll,

--
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Re: Using My Heritage #general

dszeidman@...
 

This happened to me a year or so ago, starting on Geni. I uploaded a few relatives' names and someone started claiming all the relatives as their own relatives. It came to a point in which he claimed ownership of my tree. I complained to Geni, but got a response from MyHeritage and found out that the person who had co-opted my tree was a moderator for Geni. I was not allowed to delete my tree but was able to pass "ownership" of the tree to a relative. I also wrote to the moderator -- who didn't respond.

However, the problem didn't stop with Geni. The same moderator added my names to his MyHeritage tree and to his Ancestry tree, where he has tens of thousands of "relatives." I complained to Ancestry and they said there was nothing they could do, so I privatized my trees on Ancestry and MyHeritage and eventually let my subscription go on MyHeritage. My tree on Geni still exists under the aegis of my relative.

Dale Zeidman
New York, New York

BUKANTZ - Lithuania
JABLOW - Belarus
MAGEN/MAGIDENKO - Ukraine
ZEIDMAN/ZAITCHIK - Ukraine


Re: Question about New York City Marriage Records #records

Peter Cohen
 

This is huge. Last time I checked  (and it was not long ago), you could not view NYC vital records images on familysearch unless you were on the Family History Library network.  Apparently, now you can view them from home.
--
Peter Cohen
California


Re: Searching Silver Descendants #unitedkingdom #canada #usa #general

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Rachel, 

I did a brief  research on Samuel Silver and his wife, Sadie. Are you certain about his birth and death years? According to census and other records his birth year was between 1893 and 1895. 

Did he have only one child? Is it possible that he had  a daughter, too?  

Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Ancestry Free Access Irish Heritage Records Through March 17 #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Ancestry announced FREE access for its 200 million Irish heritage records through March 17 11:59p.m. ET in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  To access the site go to https://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricksday

You will be required to register with your name, email address and password. No credit card information will be requested.

 

To view the featured collections go to: https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/irish_heritage/

 

When you fill-in the search field you will be taken to a new window. The matches will appear and click on the one you want to open. When it opens you can click save to your computer in the green box on the upper right corner. There is also an icon with tools where you can print or download.

 

After the free access period ends you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections with a paid Ancestry World explorer or All Access membership. If you try to access records not included in the featured collection you will also be invited to subscribe.

 

There is also a link to a free guide, Calling Your Irish Immigrant Ancestors , https://www.ancestrycdn.com/mars/landing/pdf/us/finding-irish-ancestors.pdf

 

Jews in Ireland

While always a small Jewish community in Ireland it is an established community. In addition, a number of Jews immigrated to Ireland in the late 19th and 20th centuries whose families were from central Europe, due to the pogroms, and especially from Lithuania. Jews also stopped in Ireland along the way to immigrating to North America—and may have lived there for a few years.  You never know what an Irish record may reveal!

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the reader’s information.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Using My Heritage #general

Robert Hanna
 

You are definitely not being paranoid.  A woman on MyHeritage has stolen photographs of my relatives and attached them to people on her tree (not the correct people).  She claimed she was related to my cousin, but she is not.  I wrote to her but she ghosted me.  She has not renewed her membership in MyHeritage.  Her tree is still there but I cannot access it anymore.  I'm wondering if I can sue MyHeritage if they will not remove the photographs.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Re: great synagogue of london hebrew translation #unitedkingdom #translation

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Groom Moshe son of Yisrael
bride mirla dtr of Uri
Married by the prodigy out rabbi and teacher Nathan Katz. Same name for all entries on page
Witness mordecai son of Josef (?) Shraga. Also same name for all entries. 
witness line 2 illegible to me

Wednesday 22kislev (5)638

david dubin
teaneck nj 



hungarian translation needed #translation

joseph just
 

I've posted several vital records in Hungarian for which I need a translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91481
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91476  
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
 
Sarah Just
 
 
Attachments area
 
 
 


Re: Advice and assistance needed with burial record Velenta Cemetery Oradea Romania #romania #records

Peninah Zilberman
 

Contact the Oradea Jewish Community Centre, address on the net
Regards
Peninah Zilberman

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet
+40 74 414 5351
www.ftsighet.com


Re: Russian military records #records #russia

elena-boldyreva@...
 

Regarding this question, I got this reply from the representative of the Russian State War-Historical Archive:
 - it is possible to send a request to the Archive, but it is important to know and indicate the number and name of the military unit in which the soldier was enrolled.
 - the information about lower ranks (soldiers and non-commissioned officers) is quite scarce and incomplete. 
 - another option is to search in the local archives of the region where the person was recruited - they may keep information from their military enlistments' offices. 

Regards,
Elena Boldyreva,
Toronto, Canada
Searching for Rogovins/Rogowins/Ragovins from Minsk Guberniya


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation #poland

David Jacobowitz
 

I've posted a 4-page letter of 28 September 1945 From Rena ‘Irena’ Weidler KREINIK to Henryk Birencwajg, Administrator at the POLIN Museum in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91569

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91570

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91571

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM91572


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

Thank you very much.

David Jacobowitz

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