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This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

During World War 1, it was the Russian Army that the Jews of Vasilishki, Belarus
feared as its soldiers made their Great Retreat as the pre-Nazi Germans advanced.
"People went >from one to the other, seeking advice as to how to rescue oneself
because one heard that when the Russians leave, they cause pogroms, rape women,
destroy everything, and set fire to the shtetl. This caused everyone to be
deathly afraid."

"Yom Kippur in the Forest," a chapter >from the Vasilishki section of the Yizkor
book of Shchuchin, Lida District, Vilna and Grodno Gubernii is the story of Jews
fleeing for their lives as the holiest of days approached. It was cloudy with a
light rain as they reached what they hoped was a safe haven and ate the last meal
before the fast on Erev Yom Kippur. The Russians did loot the houses before they
left, but the story had a happy ending. The people were able to return to their
shtetl. "That Sukkoth was truly a time of rejoicing for the Jews of Vasilishok."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2507385115950295?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

During World War 1, it was the Russian Army that the Jews of Vasilishki, Belarus
feared as its soldiers made their Great Retreat as the pre-Nazi Germans advanced.
"People went >from one to the other, seeking advice as to how to rescue oneself
because one heard that when the Russians leave, they cause pogroms, rape women,
destroy everything, and set fire to the shtetl. This caused everyone to be
deathly afraid."

"Yom Kippur in the Forest," a chapter >from the Vasilishki section of the Yizkor
book of Shchuchin, Lida District, Vilna and Grodno Gubernii is the story of Jews
fleeing for their lives as the holiest of days approached. It was cloudy with a
light rain as they reached what they hoped was a safe haven and ate the last meal
before the fast on Erev Yom Kippur. The Russians did loot the houses before they
left, but the story had a happy ending. The people were able to return to their
shtetl. "That Sukkoth was truly a time of rejoicing for the Jews of Vasilishok."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2507385115950295?__tn__=K-R

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


The value of Unified Search and Shana Tovah v' metukah #general

Yefim Kogan
 

To all JewishGen researchers:

I think that it is great that we have regions to research: Ukraine, Belarus,
Bessarabia, etc. and we should continue regional research, but we should not
forget how much we are all connected.

I did a Unified Search by "Any Field" and entered Kishinev (main town in
Bessarabia, Ukraine) and searched in **all** countries, and here are the
results:

Of course I received many thousands records back >from all Bessarabian Databases,
but I also got almost 500 records >from Ukrainian databases (birth, marriages,
revision lists), many hundreds of records >from Litvak databases, also records
from Belarus, Latvia, Poland and many more.
You may ask what than means? Well, for example a birth record of a person born
in Vilno, but his father was >from Kishinev, and that information is records.

I also did a search for "Kovno" - a famous town now in Lithuania (Kaunas), and
found in addition of records in Lithuania and Belarus, almost 100 records >from
Bessarabia databases, several hundred in Ukraine databases, and more.

My point is that you should use this new facility - Unified Search and explore
not only your region, but neighboring regions and some distant regions as well.

The idea that Jews lived in a small shteitl and did not move is just a myth
without any bases.

In contrary Jews traveled short and long distance to get jobs, to marry, to
study or sometimes to get a new dress for the High Holidays...

I want to wish all of you a great New Year! I hope you discover more in your
genealogical research, and please do not be disappointed. There are many people
in JewishGen who may help you.

And to do this I wish you health and happiness and piece.

all the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator,
and also Director of Bessarabia Research


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The value of Unified Search and Shana Tovah v' metukah #general

Yefim Kogan
 

To all JewishGen researchers:

I think that it is great that we have regions to research: Ukraine, Belarus,
Bessarabia, etc. and we should continue regional research, but we should not
forget how much we are all connected.

I did a Unified Search by "Any Field" and entered Kishinev (main town in
Bessarabia, Ukraine) and searched in **all** countries, and here are the
results:

Of course I received many thousands records back >from all Bessarabian Databases,
but I also got almost 500 records >from Ukrainian databases (birth, marriages,
revision lists), many hundreds of records >from Litvak databases, also records
from Belarus, Latvia, Poland and many more.
You may ask what than means? Well, for example a birth record of a person born
in Vilno, but his father was >from Kishinev, and that information is records.

I also did a search for "Kovno" - a famous town now in Lithuania (Kaunas), and
found in addition of records in Lithuania and Belarus, almost 100 records >from
Bessarabia databases, several hundred in Ukraine databases, and more.

My point is that you should use this new facility - Unified Search and explore
not only your region, but neighboring regions and some distant regions as well.

The idea that Jews lived in a small shteitl and did not move is just a myth
without any bases.

In contrary Jews traveled short and long distance to get jobs, to marry, to
study or sometimes to get a new dress for the High Holidays...

I want to wish all of you a great New Year! I hope you discover more in your
genealogical research, and please do not be disappointed. There are many people
in JewishGen who may help you.

And to do this I wish you health and happiness and piece.

all the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator,
and also Director of Bessarabia Research


(Belgium- Netherlands) Genealogy Online Provides Jewish Monument of WW2 Victims #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Genealogy Online has information on Belgian and Dutch Archives. They are
commemorating the end of World War ll by marking the World War ll victims in
their publication While their website has a list of over 5,500 marked World
War ll victims, one of the items is the War Graves Foundation of the Jewish
Monument with over 104,000 people who were persecuted in the Netherlands and
did not survive the Holocaust.

Within the online monument, visitors, editors, family members and historians
work together to collect stories and memories.
Go to this website to see the Jewish monument. Some have family trees as
part of their story:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/filtered/index.php?filter
=jdsm&pagina=1

To see all of the databases go to:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/

The website is offered four languages:
Nederland, English, German and French. The word "taal" is language and you
may change to any of the four languages.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


French SIG #France (Belgium- Netherlands) Genealogy Online Provides Jewish Monument of WW2 Victims #france

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Genealogy Online has information on Belgian and Dutch Archives. They are
commemorating the end of World War ll by marking the World War ll victims in
their publication While their website has a list of over 5,500 marked World
War ll victims, one of the items is the War Graves Foundation of the Jewish
Monument with over 104,000 people who were persecuted in the Netherlands and
did not survive the Holocaust.

Within the online monument, visitors, editors, family members and historians
work together to collect stories and memories.
Go to this website to see the Jewish monument. Some have family trees as
part of their story:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/filtered/index.php?filter
=jdsm&pagina=1

To see all of the databases go to:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/wo2slachtoffers/

The website is offered four languages:
Nederland, English, German and French. The word "taal" is language and you
may change to any of the four languages.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Which DNA test? #dna

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi Arnold,
You should use *Autosomal* swab (it can be FamilyTreeDNA or MyHeritage)
Then import the results to any other place that will accept them to
get better chances of matches.

No way of doing swab on Ancestry.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@microtarget.com

From: arnold friedman <afriedman21@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:27:40 -0700
...
i see that Family Tree DNA has swab test
Is there a way to do ancestry by putting the end of the qtip swab in the
tube?
Other recommendations for swab tests?


DNA Research #DNA Re: Which DNA test? #dna

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi Arnold,
You should use *Autosomal* swab (it can be FamilyTreeDNA or MyHeritage)
Then import the results to any other place that will accept them to
get better chances of matches.

No way of doing swab on Ancestry.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@microtarget.com

From: arnold friedman <afriedman21@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:27:40 -0700
...
i see that Family Tree DNA has swab test
Is there a way to do ancestry by putting the end of the qtip swab in the
tube?
Other recommendations for swab tests?


Re: New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #galicia

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,

Great suggestion >from Miriam, and thanks to her. (Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/)

For those who would need help in entering the Hebrew spelling of a
name, I suggest one of Stephen Morse's great applications. This
converts English words, names, etc., into Hebrew. Even if your name is
Ashkenazic, because these burials are in Israel, Sephardic would
probably be a better choice in any case.

https://stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html?english=steiner&dialect=sephardic&possibilities=all
[MOD: Or this shorten URL -- https://tinyurl.com/SM-English2Hebrew .]

Wishing all a Shana Tova!

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER
in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund,
Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia. GOLDSTEIN in
Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice, Slovakia;
Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #galicia

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,

Great suggestion >from Miriam, and thanks to her. (Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/)

For those who would need help in entering the Hebrew spelling of a
name, I suggest one of Stephen Morse's great applications. This
converts English words, names, etc., into Hebrew. Even if your name is
Ashkenazic, because these burials are in Israel, Sephardic would
probably be a better choice in any case.

https://stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html?english=steiner&dialect=sephardic&possibilities=all
[MOD: Or this shorten URL -- https://tinyurl.com/SM-English2Hebrew .]

Wishing all a Shana Tova!

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER
in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund,
Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia. GOLDSTEIN in
Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice, Slovakia;
Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


(UK) British Library Makes Ancient Religious Texts Available Online

Jan Meisels Allen
 

THE BRITISH LIBRARY

First Complete Mishnah

Credit: British Library

 

The British Library, has placed some its most religious ancient text online—250-- for general public free access. The collection is “Discovering Sacred Texts” includes texts for Jews, including copies of the Talmud that escaped the burnings from the Middle Ages, the first complete Mishnah and the Gastner Bible thought to have been created in Egypt around 10 Century C.E.

 

To view the collection, Discovering  Sacred Texts go to:

https://www.bl.uk/projects/discovering-sacred-texts


To read more about this see: https://tinyurl.com/y2qc2d2c

Original url:

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/worlds-most-ancient-religious-texts-made-available-online-to-public-at-the-british-library/2019/09/25/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


(US) US Department of Justice Interim Policy on Forensic Genetic Genealogical DNA Analysis

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The United States Department of Justice has announced their interim policy on Forensic Genealogy DNA Analysis. They announced it a the International Symposium on Human Identification and becomes effective on November 1, 2019. While they say stakeholders may comment before the policy becomes final, as the DOJ did not contact the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC )for background or were contacted about the release of the draft rule.  We do not know if we –the genealogical community-- are considered stakeholders. The policy announcement  appeared on the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) website.

 

The  policy applies to “…Department of Justice forensic science components and to investigations in which Department employees or contractors conduct genealogical research. It also applies to state, local, and tribal agencies or units of government that receive federal funding or grant funding for purposes of genetic genealogical DNA analysis or searching.” The policy does not address genealogical standards or genetic genealogy standards or forensic genealogy.

 

To read the interim policy go to: https://tinyurl.com/y3o69ozh

Original url:

https://news.aafs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FINAL-DOJ-Interim-Policy-on-FGG_Approved-09.02.2019.pdf

 

To read their announcement go to: https://tinyurl.com/y5jtj2ha

Original url:

https://news.aafs.org/aafs-news/united-states-department-of-justice-interim-policy-on-forensic-genetic-genealogical-dna-analysis-and-searching-announced/

 

Thank you to Barbara Jean Mathews, CG, FASG participant on the Records Preservation and Access Committee and Massachusetts Genealogical Council for sharing this information  and to Melinde Lutz Byrne CG, FASG who first learned the information and shared with Barbara .

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


ViewMate translation/interpretation request - Polish #galicia

Linda Habenstreit
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75295

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

Thank you very much.

Linda Habenstreit


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate translation/interpretation request - Polish #galicia

Linda Habenstreit
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75295

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

Thank you very much.

Linda Habenstreit


Finding Passenger Manifest for Ruchla Fogel #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I would deeply appreciate any help in finding the passenger manifest for
Ruchla Fogel. Her date of birth is 1876 and her date of immigration is
1921.
In the United States she became known as Rose Fogel or Rosa Fogel. Her
first husband's name was Herman Fogel, in the States. I am not sure if he
Immigrated with his wife. Also I am not sure if the mother immigrated with
two daughters known in the states as Della and Thelma.
Ruchla Fogel's maiden name was Rudman or Radman. When her brother
immigrated in 1921 he gave his place of birth as
Shepetova. Ruchla's father's name was Pincus Rudman and her mother's name
was Malka Shanfeld or Greenfeld. I do feel
Confident that Ruchla immigrated under the name Fogel(or something similar)
her destination in the United States
Was Illinois. I thank you for your help.

MARILYN LEVINSON
SPRING LAKE NC


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Finding Passenger Manifest for Ruchla Fogel #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I would deeply appreciate any help in finding the passenger manifest for
Ruchla Fogel. Her date of birth is 1876 and her date of immigration is
1921.
In the United States she became known as Rose Fogel or Rosa Fogel. Her
first husband's name was Herman Fogel, in the States. I am not sure if he
Immigrated with his wife. Also I am not sure if the mother immigrated with
two daughters known in the states as Della and Thelma.
Ruchla Fogel's maiden name was Rudman or Radman. When her brother
immigrated in 1921 he gave his place of birth as
Shepetova. Ruchla's father's name was Pincus Rudman and her mother's name
was Malka Shanfeld or Greenfeld. I do feel
Confident that Ruchla immigrated under the name Fogel(or something similar)
her destination in the United States
Was Illinois. I thank you for your help.

MARILYN LEVINSON
SPRING LAKE NC


(Greece-NY) Exhibit of Romaniote Jews and Synagogues in Greece and New York #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

There is a photographic exhibit of Romaniote Jews in Greece and New York
being shown in the Greek Consulate >from September 19th through October 3rd,
and later in the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C.. A lecture and panel
discussion on the Romaniote Jews will take place at the Greek Consulate on
Thursday, September 26th.
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/news/photo-exhibition-by-vincent-giordano-romaniote-memories-jewish-journey-from-ioannina-to-manhattan.html
The exhibit is named: Romaniote Memories- A Jewish Journey >from Ioannina,
Greece to Manhattan. Photographs are by Vincent Giordano. The Consulate is
located at:
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/contact/contact-consulate-general-in-new-york/
69 East 79th Street New York, 10075

"The archive includes portraiture, documentation of art and architecture and
important life cycle, religious and community rituals, and events of the
congregation on film, video and audio tape." The photographs document two
communities of Greek Romaniote Jews: Ioannina in Greece and Broome Street on
New York's Lower east Side.

See:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/18/greece-photos-of-romaniote-jews

Romaniote Jews are indigenous Jews of Greece, having lived in Greece for
over 2,300 years. They established communities along the shores of the
Eastern Mediterranean. They called themselves Romaniotes, as they were now
part of the Roman Empire, after Constantine the Great moved the capital of
Rome to Constantinople and inherited the Greek speaking Jews. Romaniotes
have their own liturgy and cultural traditions, as well as their own
language, a dialect of Greek that combines words and phrases >from Hebrew and
Turkish. To learn more about Romaniote History see:
https://www.kkjsm.org/romaniote-history-

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim (Greece-NY) Exhibit of Romaniote Jews and Synagogues in Greece and New York #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

There is a photographic exhibit of Romaniote Jews in Greece and New York
being shown in the Greek Consulate >from September 19th through October 3rd,
and later in the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C.. A lecture and panel
discussion on the Romaniote Jews will take place at the Greek Consulate on
Thursday, September 26th.
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/news/photo-exhibition-by-vincent-giordano-romaniote-memories-jewish-journey-from-ioannina-to-manhattan.html
The exhibit is named: Romaniote Memories- A Jewish Journey >from Ioannina,
Greece to Manhattan. Photographs are by Vincent Giordano. The Consulate is
located at:
https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/contact/contact-consulate-general-in-new-york/
69 East 79th Street New York, 10075

"The archive includes portraiture, documentation of art and architecture and
important life cycle, religious and community rituals, and events of the
congregation on film, video and audio tape." The photographs document two
communities of Greek Romaniote Jews: Ioannina in Greece and Broome Street on
New York's Lower east Side.

See:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/18/greece-photos-of-romaniote-jews

Romaniote Jews are indigenous Jews of Greece, having lived in Greece for
over 2,300 years. They established communities along the shores of the
Eastern Mediterranean. They called themselves Romaniotes, as they were now
part of the Roman Empire, after Constantine the Great moved the capital of
Rome to Constantinople and inherited the Greek speaking Jews. Romaniotes
have their own liturgy and cultural traditions, as well as their own
language, a dialect of Greek that combines words and phrases >from Hebrew and
Turkish. To learn more about Romaniote History see:
https://www.kkjsm.org/romaniote-history-

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Education offer course: East Prussia and the Baltic Nations Oct 13-Nov 3 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is again offering Research in East Prussia and the Baltic States
October 13-November 3.

If your ancestral roots are in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research.
We will work in the records still in existence for these areas.
Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding alternate sources.

We encourage you to send the instructor a brief summary of your research
information and questions to see if your research project fits within
the scope of this class.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
Students should feel comfortable using computers for online research.
Tuition for this class is $150. for three weeks of instruction.
More information https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Send your questions and application to nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Director of Education


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen Education offer course: East Prussia and the Baltic Nations Oct 13-Nov 3 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen is again offering Research in East Prussia and the Baltic States
October 13-November 3.

If your ancestral roots are in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research.
We will work in the records still in existence for these areas.
Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding alternate sources.

We encourage you to send the instructor a brief summary of your research
information and questions to see if your research project fits within
the scope of this class.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
Students should feel comfortable using computers for online research.
Tuition for this class is $150. for three weeks of instruction.
More information https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Send your questions and application to nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Director of Education

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