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Eisenstadt Austria Using QR Codes to Provide Information on Jewish Gravestones

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

QR codes attached to weathered gravestones in the Older Jewish cemetery in Eisenstadt

 

Eisentadt, Austria is adding QR codes to each metzevah (gravestone) in the cities’ two Jewish cemeteries. This enables anyone with a cellphone to connect with an online database providing the translation of the epitaph and other information about each stone.

 

The older of the two Jewish cemeteries has 1,085 gravestones dating back from the 1th century. The “younger” cemetery was laid out in 1875 and has 300 gravestones.

This is the work of Johannes Reiss, the director of the Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt.

 

Mr. Reiss gave a presentation on this at the 2019 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.. The lecture  is now posted at: https://www.ojm.at/blog/help-i-do-not-speak-hebrew/

 

To read more see: https://www.ojm.at/blog/help-i-do-not-speak-hebrew/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


60-Minutes The Ritchie Boys #announcements #germany #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

60 Minutes ran a rerun of their episode first shown last May 9th about The Ritchie Boys—a group of German-Jews who came to the United States when Hitler came to power in Germany in the 1930s. It tells the story of how they fought, interpreted, spied and helped win World War ll.

 

It may be seen  at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-war-ii-jews-escape-nazi-germany-hitler-60-minutes-2021-09-05/

 

This is accessible in the United States, and parts of Canada. I am not certain if it is available outside that part of North America.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: 🍎🍯 Shana Tova from JewishGen!🍎🍯 #JewishGenUpdates

Lynda Kraar
 

Shana Tova!
If not for jewishgen I would never have found my family members!
A sweet year to you and yours, 
Lynda Kraar

On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 9:40 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:
Dear Friends,
We thank you for being part of the JewishGen family, and for your involvement with our important work. As we approach Rosh Hashana, we wish you a Shana Tova, a happy, healthy and sweet new year, and extend our best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!
The JewishGen Team

 

 


 
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🍎🍯 Shana Tova from JewishGen!🍎🍯 #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends,
We thank you for being part of the JewishGen family, and for your involvement with our important work. As we approach Rosh Hashana, we wish you a Shana Tova, a happy, healthy and sweet new year, and extend our best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!
The JewishGen Team


Shana Tovah! #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear friends,  dear researchers,

I want to wish you Health, Many Blessings, sweet and prosperous year.

And also success in your Genealogical Research!

We had a good this year in our Bessarabia Group, and this coming year with help of our members, get more records, hopefully exactly records you need.
Our plans to add another 20-30 thousand Revision List records, 5-6 thousand new Vital records, bring new 10 thousand burial records for Kishinev Cemetery and others.

If you are interested to help us, please contact me.  We need translators from Russian, Hebrew, occasionally from Romanian.  Also we need people with experience to manage some projects.

All the best,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator


Re: When did these newsletters stop publishing #general #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

All editions of the Kielce Radom SIG Journal, edited by Warren Blatt and published from 1997 to 2004,
are downloadable on the JRI-Poland website at https://jri-poland.org/kr-sig/krsig_index.htm

The K-R SIG Journal is a valuable source of information about towns in the Kielce and Radom gubernias 
including extracts of various years of records as well as scholarly articles by outstanding contributors.

The JRI-Poland K-R SIG pages include links to the list of all towns extracted and appearing in the Journal
as well as the list of articles appearing in the Journal

When the publication stopped, the board of the K-R SIG voted to donate its remaining funds to JRI-Poland
to further the work on records in this area.  We shall always be indebted to the board for their generosity 
and support. 

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.   (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
 
 
 
11a. 
When did these newsletters stop publishing #general
From: Michelle Sandler
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 18:45:58 EDT
What is the last published issue of the Borisover Brief?
What is the last published issue of the Kielce Radom SIG Journal?
Thank You in advance

Michelle Sandler MLS
Westminster California
Librarian OCJGS


POLISH Translation Needed of Guntauninkai Ancestral Shtetl Historical Document #translation

Edward Shapiro
 

This historical document is in Polish. It relates to my ancestral shtetl of Guntauninkai or Gontovnik in Lithuania, for which little is known. Any help with the translation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=%2095148


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

Thank you very much.
Edward Shapiro

 


When did these newsletters stop publishing #general

Michelle Sandler
 

What is the last published issue of the Borisover Brief?
What is the last published issue of the Kielce Radom SIG Journal?
Thank You in advance

Michelle Sandler MLS
Westminster California
Librarian OCJGS


Searching for information on the Brettner and Rosenberg families in NYC #usa

Richard Stower
 

I am looking for information on the Brettner family: Andrew (1884-), Arthur (1887-1972), Felix (1920-1988), Hannah (1913-), Jules (1906), Julia (1908-1993), Julius (1912-1995), Maxwell (1888-1957).

Also Katie Bauman Rosenburg Gross (1896-) and daughters,Faith Bauman Rosenberg (1913-2004), Florence Bauman Rosenberg (1914-1997) and Lillian (1918-). 

Thank you.

Richard Stower
Yarmouth, Maine
 
Researching Kolomyya: SECHESTOWER, SPIERMAN, THAU, BEISER, GRAFF. 
 
Chortkiv/Budaniv: GROSS, FELLNER, HOCHMAN
 
Dobrowa Tarnowską: KANNER, SCHMIDT, WERNER


ViewMate Translation Request - Russian (from Poland) notation fr Book of Residents #poland #translation

Fay Bussgang
 


 
I have posted a short note on ViewMate (# 95161) that I would appreciate having translated. It is in Russian, and is a comment in a Polish Book of Residents from the town of Ozorków. I believe it tells where a family moved to after they left Ozorków. I would appreciate a full translation. Thank you so much.
 
Fay Bussgang
Dedham, MA


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish #translation

Alexander Press
 

I've posted some partly obscured text, which appears on the back of a photo of two children labeled "Russian cousins." Is any of it decipherable?

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95157
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Alexander Press

Press, Branski/Briansky, Kaplan, Terk, Itzler, Salit, Ehrlich, Tepper
Bialystok, Vilna, Utena, Moletai, Postov, Jezupol, Kozowa


Moscow vital records or revision list #records #russia

Harlan Weller
 

I have been told that various members of my ggm's family were born or lived in Moscow during the period 1870-1894.  Does anyone have ideas for locating official records that could document residences/births/deaths/marriages.?

Thank you

Harlan Weller

harlan.weller@...


ViewMate translation request - Polish #translation #poland

kosfiszer8@...
 

 
I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
--

Angel Kosfiszer

Richardson, Texas


Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State presents "Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy" on Monday evening, 9/13/21, at 7 p.m. PDT #events #announcements #records #jgs-iajgs

Karen Campbell
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State presents "Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy" on Monday evening, 9/13/21, at 7 p.m. PDT


From Karen Campbell, JGSWS



The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State proudly presents

"Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy," presented by Janice Sellers, Professional Genealogist

 

DATE: Monday evening, September 13, 2021,

from 7 - 9 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, via Zoom

 

This free online meeting will be open between 6:30-7 p.m. PDT for networking.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and the featured presentation will start at 7:10 p.m. PDT

 

Registration for this meeting is required:

 

1)        To register for this Zoom meeting, click on this link or copy it into your web browser:

 

         https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucuqrrTorHNAgE1kXmDXRbOpHazfiVexl

 

2)        You will be prompted to enter your name and email address and, when you hit enter, you will automatically be sent an email with the Zoom meeting link.

     

 

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Researching Jewish ancestry is in many respects like researching any other family history, but in addition some specialized online sources are unique to Jewish research. Learn about the most useful of these sites and what information you can expect to find. The information presented will be of great help to those who are just beginning research into their Jewish family history as well as providing important information to the more experienced researchers. A question-and-answer period will be included after the presentation.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Janice M. Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in Black and Jewish genealogy, as well as dual citizenship, forensics, and newspaper genealogical research. She is the editor of ZichronNote, the quarterly journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society (SFBAJGS) and has previously edited four other genealogy publications. She is the publicity director, programming director, and a board member of SFBAJGS and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and Genealogical Forum of Oregon. She has volunteered at Family History Centers since 2000 and gives dynamic presentations on many genealogical topics at the local, regional, state, national and international levels, most recently in August 2021 at the annual conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. She has researched her own family history for more than 40 years. Before becoming a professional genealogist, she worked in publishing for many years as an editor, indexer, translator, and compositor. Her translation services primarily include French, Spanish, and Russian.

 

For information on JGSWS membership and future programs, please visit our website at https://www.jgsws.org/

 

If you would like to be added to our eNewsletter that provides information on current and future programs and other resources, please email:  programs@...


Re: Baron de HIrsch Fund and the Woodbine, NJ Agricultural Colony #records #usa

Mitchell Collier
 

I believe that The Baron de Hirsch fund held the deeds to homes in Woodbine NJ  until loans were paid off.

--
Mitchell Collier
mitchell_collier@...
Philadelphia, PA
COLLIER / KALLIR


Russia labor camps #russia

Shimy Karni
 

I found testimonies written by my aunt about my fathers and his brother, my uncle.
The testimonies are about the following labor camps and I have questions about them:
1. I quote: " in the summer of 1942 i was transferred to around Archangelsk, Siberia.
I helped to build roads in order to get Coal Mines...".
I looked at Wikipedia, and I did not see coal mines in the area. 
Also I am not sure if Archangelsk is in Siberia.
Can any one advise?
2.  I quote: "From Kazan I was sent to another labor camp in Dunbar..."
Does any one knows where is this place?

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Is records from Lukowica Bukovina exists? #records #austria-czech #ukraine

Shimy Karni
 

I found only church records from Lukowica Bukovina.
Do any one knows if Jewish records from this place exist and where?

Thanks,
Shimi Karni, Israel


Re: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

Adam Cherson
 

Great discussion!

Based on my studies it seems that generally speaking the Pashtuns are more like the 'Lost Tribes of Europe' than of Israel. This because there is a large Pashtun affinity to the pre-historic Western European Hunter Gatherers (who were largely displaced by migrants coming from the East in later millennia). There is an interesting academic discussion these days about where the Western European Hunter Gatherers may have wound up, and one possible answer is: Central Asia.

The Pashtuns show a strong dna affinity to the ancient remains sampled at Sharh-I-Shokta (dating to circa 2800 BCE) and the corresponding Helmand Civilization. The Pashtuns have little affinity to ancient Levantine genes.

Interestingly there is one affinity both populations share: to the ancient Zagrosian samples (Northern Zagros Mountains), with these genes representing on average about 50% of Pashtun origins and on average about 22% of Jewish origins. The Zagrosian signal is visible in the ancient Canaanite (possibly Jewish samples from the Near East) which means it is not the result of subsequent assimilation during Jewish diaspora periods. For example the famous sample from Abel Beth Maacah dating to circa 928 BCE is about 28% Zagrosian.

In sum, there could be Jewish Lost Tribe origins in Pashtun ancestry, albeit highly diluted to the point where Levantine genes have disappeared in the modern Pashtuni population . The appearance of a Pashtuni male expressing the J-Z18271 haplogroup would be strong evidence of this hypothesis. I am currently conducting a project at FTDNA studying the Lost Tribes of Israel from this perspective and would appreciate any such knowledge regarding Pashtuni haplgrouping, now or in future.


--
Adam Cherson


Rubin-Adler-Marciano families of Lawrence & LI. #usa

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of Rubin Rosphitz Dynasty
whose patriarch was Dr. Samuel Rubin (1922-2012), father of Rena
(married Rabbi Dr. Baruch Adler of Lawrence), Dr. Menachem Pinchas
Rubin, a neurologist, living in Riverdale), Sr Sholem Rubin of
Lawrence and Aviva (married Dr. Martin Broker, a radiologist).
NEIL Rosenstein.


Re: The relationship between Pashtuns and Jews #general

Lenoppenheim@...
 

The story that Pashtuns have a Jewish connection is not factual.  The "lost tribe" aspect was most likely promulgated by 19th century British explorers and missionaries.  I lived for two years in the 1960's in Kandahar, the Pashtun heartland, and I have remained in touch with many Afghans ever since. I have never met a Pashtun who referred to the "Bani Israel" in reference to their genealogical history.  

In reference to the AJEX Newsletter article:
1.  Pashtuns don't have a tradition of "lighting candles on Friday night".  If they do light candles it's because they don't have electricity and they light candles/lanterns every night and not just Fridays.  
2.  Pashtuns don't separate milk from meat.  In fact there are popular Afghan dishes in which meat is served with yogurt based dressings.  
3.  The deceased are generally wrapped in a shroud when buried (no coffin).  After being placed in the grave a decedent may then be covered by a stone or board and then covered by earth. At the burial a stone is generally placed on the ground over the area of the head and of the foot of the buried person.  I don't know of any tradition of placing stones on graves as a sign of a visit as is often done in the Ashkenazi tradition.    

There were two small communities of Afghan Jews in Afghanistan when I lived there; in Kabul and in Herat.  All but one of the Afghan Jews have emigrated, most of them having gone to Israel and New York.  Currently the only Afghan Jew remaining in Afghanistan lives in Kabul.   

Len Oppenheim

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