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JGS of CNY present "Moving Your Family Memories from Nostalgia to History" by by Dr. Samuel D. Gruber #announcements #events #education

synhe@...
 

 

Hello All,
Our first meeting of the year 5782  will be on Zoom on Sunday, October 17th at 1:00 P.M. We have our very own Dr. Sam Gruber, art and architectural historian here at Syracuse University (and world renowned) He'll talk on "Moving Your Family Memories from Nostalgia to History", see more detail below.
 
When: Oct 17, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsc-mupjspHtWCtYxfei4RgVfY5VEQzaRv 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Yonat Klein
Syracuse NY


 

Moving Your Family Memories from Nostalgia to History

by Dr. Samuel D. Gruber


Once we have populated our family tree, filled in the names and dates, what have we learned? What does it mean to know an ancestor’s name but not much more? What makes genealogy different from lepidoptery or philately (collecting butterflies or stamps)?

Genealogy is only a doorway to begin an investigation of the past. We can do this by collecting and circulating legends, hearsay, stereotypes, and biases, OR we can combine these and other tools to dig deeper to make useful history.  We can frame questions and use our genealogical research as the beginning of larger explorations about Jews and Judaism, immigration and America, economic and social castes and hierarchies, and about a wide range of cultural and social expression.

In this talk – and discussion – Dr. Gruber will review ways Jewish genealogy and family history can be expanded beyond the strictly personal.  He’ll draw on his own experience helping American Jews reconnect with places of their family origin and discuss his own ongoing research using family history sources – memoirs, letter, scrapbooks, photos, etc. – to better understand his own family histories, and how these fit in the broader immigrant and American experience. He’ll discuss how personal stories can be used to recast older narratives to have relevancy today.

 

Sam Gruber is an art and architectural historian who since the 1980s has been actively engaged in the documentation, protection, and preservation of Jewish historic, cultural, and religious sites around the world.  He was the founding director of the Jewish Heritage Program of the World Monuments Fund (1988-1996), Research Director of the US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad (1998-2006) and has been President of the International Survey of Jewish Monuments since 1997.  Sam has lived in Syracuse since 1993 and is a long-time member of Temple Concord, for which he co-chaired it building centennial celebration in 2010-11. He writes frequently about Syracuse Jewish sites and history on his blog “My Central New York.”

 


Re: What's this number on a passenger list? #records

Elana Broch
 

I've found the Manifest Markings page that David referred to useful, but I have additional questions regarding markings on my father's manifest from 1946.  Specifically, it looks like "Hebrew" is crossed out and it says what looks like "Other people." I found a reference to this in  https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2002/summer/immigration-law-3.html

Section 6(a)(3)act 1924 is also written but I find what section 6(a) 1 and 2 are, but not 3.  Has anyone seen a reference to this?  I've uploaded the jpg, but not sure you will be able to read it (looks blurry).  I'm assuming QIV refers to a quota visa.

Elana Broch
Lawrenceville, NJ 


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Elana Broch
Lawrenceville, NJ
elanabroch@...


Please help with translation of two documents; Marriage record in Polish (or Russian) and Death record in Russian #translation #russia #hungary #poland

jaskinnon@...
 

I've posted two vital records for which I seeking full translations. They on ViewMate at the following address:

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95312
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM95313

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

Thank you very much
Jeff Skinnon


JGSLI Virtual meeting on Wednesday October 13 at 7:00 PM Eastern – Using the ‘Forverts’ for Family History #announcements #education #events

Bonnie Birns
 

Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our bonus monthly meeting with guest speaker Michael Morgenstern.

 

JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!

Wednesday, October 13th, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Speaker: Michael Morgenstern
Topic: Using the ‘Forverts’ for Family History

Founded in 1897, the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) was a leading Yiddish language newspaper in the United States throughout the 20th century. Most of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database. This lecture will examine hidden genealogical gems within this newspaper, some of which can be found with minimal or no Yiddish skills. Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the “Gallery of Vanished Husbands.” This lecture will also cover the historical and cultural context of the newspaper, which will help evaluate its relevance to a researcher’s individual family history. The speaker is currently translating genealogically significant segments of the “Forverts.”

 

There are two ways to join our meeting:

Register for our Zoom meeting: This will allow you to join in so you can chat with others before and after the meeting (this will be limited to the first 100 people to join).

 

When: October 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuGsrzosGNfyhf8Wk_JZXZIoqW2Ag5e4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

OR

 

Our meeting will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please visit http://bit.ly/JGSLIYT at the meeting start time and the meeting's video should be listed. No YouTube or other login is required, but if you are signed in you can ask questions in writing via the comment section under the video.

 

This webinar is free and open to the public.

 

I look forward to "seeing" you all then!

 

Bonnie Birns

president@...

President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766


Re: Using Wife's Surname For Immigration #general #names

Paul Silverstone
 

My grandfather , original name Hirsch Chrzan, married Esther Silberstein.   He came to America under his own name, always spelled differently.   At some point after arriving he was asked to spell his name which he could not, so he gave his wife's maiden name, easier to understand.   So he became Harris Silberstein, and later anglicized that to Harris Silverstone.    Thus he changed his name twice, and at first I was looking for him in all the wrong places.

Paul Silverstone


Re: French Hegenheim Jewish Cemetery and Book #france

Charles Hexter
 

I have just come across Robert Rover's note from 2008 and I wonder if he was able to research the Hegenheim cemetery book as he sought then. My great aunt (Regine Schornstein Goldstein) is buried there and from the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) I have the plot number (J 148). I would like to obtain the full inscription on the gravestone. Better yet I would like to obtain a photo of the gravestone. How could I obtain these things? Thank you very much.
Charles Hexter
Rehovot, Israel


Re: Using Wife's Surname For Immigration #general #names

Eva Lawrence
 

I imagine that one reason for using one's wife's surname to emigrate might be because one was liable for military service or had some other black mark logged against one's true name.  I know that in the 20th century, immigration to Canada was barred for people with a range of disabilities and diseases, as well as for a criminal record. This may well have been the case for the United States as well. 
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Translation from Polish requested #translation

Steven Usdansky
 

The image is from the birth record of Mindel, the daughter of my great grandfather's sister, Malie Namenwirth, and Jakob-Eliukim Lerner in Dabrowa Tarnowska in 1892. Knowing no Polish, and having a hard time reading the handwriting, the best I can do with Google translate is,"Wmysl 31. Fnstr. meter, the right of this child was encapsulated here on February 16, 1917. on the basis of the provided certificate of the legal marriage of these parents dzicoiw ddeto Dabrowa ol. February 16, 1917." I'd greatly appreciate a more coherent translation. Jumping to conclusions, I assumed this note indicated the legal recognition of Mindel as Jakob-Eliukim's daughter. Is that correct?

Thanks.


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Steven Usdansky
usdanskys@...
USDANSKY (Узданский): Turec, Kapyl, Klyetsk, Nyasvizh, Slutsk, Grosovo
SINIENSKI: Karelichy, Lyubcha, Navahrudak
NAMENWIRTH: Bobowa, Rzepiennik
SIGLER: "Minsk"


Re: route from Cherkassy, Ukraine to Manchester, England #general

rv Kaplan
 

My grandmother etc travelled from Kaminets-Podolsk, Ukraine in 1906 to Glasgow, Scotland in 1906 via Rotterdam, if that helps.

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow

FELMAN, Kaminets-Podolsk, Shatava
ROSENBLOOM, Kaminets-Podolsk
MILER, Kaminets-Podolsk, Balin

On Wed, 29 Sept 2021 at 17:11, <estherahr@...> wrote:

 I am interested in knowing what route my grandmother's family took when they went from Cherkassy, Ukraine to Manchester, England in the end of the 19-beginning of the 20
]century. They did not have too much money and lived in a poor nieghborhood in Manchester Thank you, ESTHER

Esther (Herschamn) Rechtschafner
 
 
 
 
 


Hot Air Balloons Discussion _ Yiddish Postcards #general

Naomi Stone
 

Apropos the hot Air discussion:

Naomi Stone




Re: Using Wife's Surname For Immigration #general #names

Peter Cohen
 

My cousins and I worked for years to identify their grandfather whose name, in US documents, was the same as his wife's maiden name. His wife's family is well documented in the Lithuania records on jewishgen, but there was no sign of him.  Eventually, a complicated tale involving DNA led us to a person who turned out to be the grandfather's sister, whose maiden name was known,  Researching that name led to a family in Mexico who said "it's not our real name. Our ancestor was paid by a wealthy family to take this name and go into the military.  The timing of that event seemed to match the time when the grandfather took his wife's name and emigrated to the US. Not a smoking gun, but very likely.
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Peter Cohen
California


route from Cherkassy, Ukraine to Manchester, England #general

estherahr@...
 


 I am interested in knowing what route my grandmother's family took when they went from Cherkassy, Ukraine to Manchester, England in the end of the 19-beginning of the 20
]century. They did not have too much money and lived in a poor nieghborhood in Manchester Thank you, ESTHER

Esther (Herschamn) Rechtschafner
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Judenrats --- friend or foe? #holocaust

Bruce Drake
 

My knowledge on the topic comes primarily from the Yizkor book chapters I curate for the JewishGen Facebook page each Friday. There are accounts containing great bitterness towards the Judenrat as well as accounts where the Judenrat was doing what it could to ameliorate life under the Germans. Like all things human, there are good people and bad, weak and strong, evil and just, and  the range of people in the Judenrats was no exception. It also varied in terms of how tightly the screws the Germans put on in the places they occupied. You can find a few Yizkor book accounts if you search this archive, (using ctrl-F if you are on a PC):  https://bit.ly/3aCH1ak

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD


Re: Jews and Hot Air Balooning #general

Sidney Conn <sidneyconn@...>
 

This may not be the historical information that you were seeking but did you know that during the 1980s and up until about 2006, there were two manufacturers of hot air balloons in America? One was owned by Steve Hoffmann who lived in Virginia and the other belonged to my wife Elenor and me. Ours was called Firefly Balloons and it was located in Statesville NC, near Charlotte. A bit of history.....in 1980, El and I flew a balloon over the North Pole. It was an expedition dedicated to Commander Peary, the first to set foot on the Pole and to Salomon Andree, the Swedish leader of the Andree Polar Balloon Expedition of 1897. Andree and two scientists crashed on the ice and perished after almost 30 days. We finished Andree's expedition for him and planted the Swedish flag at the Pole. 

Sidney Conn
Birmingham Alabama


Major new Głowno records extraction project launched #announcements #names #lodz #poland #russia

 

Long-time Glowno area researchers will be pleased to learn that Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has undertaken a huge new Phase 3 project to fully extract all Glowno birth, marriage and death records from 1826 to 1913.  

Until now a basic index of births, marriages and deaths for the period 1877-1913 has been available.  To carry out this major initiative, we have acquired scans (digital images) of all surviving Glowno records in the Łódź branch of the Polish State Archives. With your help, we are now looking to produce detailed extractions of the records in our possession, which span nearly 100 years.

In addition, we would like to help Glowno researchers access other key sources including pre-1825 patronymic records and Glowno Books of Residents covering the period 1893-1931.

If you would like more information the Glowno Phase 3 Town Project, please sign up here.  Once you have subscribed, you will receive a full description of the project, explaining how you will be able to obtain extracts of records relating to your family. A qualifying donation of US$200 to the Glowno Phase 3 Town Project will ensure you are first in line to receive your family records as they become available and before they go online.  Details of how to donate can be found here (please indicate - Town Name: 'Glowno', Project Description or Special Instructions: Phase 3).

Any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Naomi Leon 

JRI-Poland Town Leader | Glowno & Lodz Area Research Coordinator


Re: JGSColorado presents "Donating your Family Papers? How, When, Where and Why"  and "New Strategies in German Jewish Research" with Karen S. Franklin #events #germany #education #records

Judy Petersen
 

CORRECTION!!!

     The correct date for Karen Franklin's program is Sunday October 10th.  All the other information is correct.
     We are so excited to have Karen, and you don't have to wait until December to see her!

                     Judy Petersen
                     VP of Programming
                     JGS of CO


Re: 23andMe Matches Workshop Monday Nov 8, 2021 1-4pm EDT #education #announcements #dna #jgs-iajgs #events

Arthur Sissman
 

Hi,

Still looking for 3 more people interested in learning about the 23andMe Matches platform at 23andMe for this workshop.

Contact Arthur Sissman, see below, today!!!
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Regards,

Arthur Sissman

Jewish Genealogy SIG of Collier/Lee Co FL

genresearch13@...

genresearch13 @yahoo.com (copy and close space in email format to send email, if necessary)
954-328-3559

Join our FB page at Jewish Genealogy SIG: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hellojewishgen

Genealogy Wise page: http://www.genealogywise.com/profile/ArthurSissman

 

Researching: ZISMAN/ZYSMAN/ZUSMAN (Belarus); TELESHEVSKY (Belarus); CHANUTIN, (W. Russia), BRODY, (Hungary); FRIEDMAN, (Hungary); GRAUBARD, (Romania/Ukraine)

TimeZoneConverterhttps://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 

 

 


Re: Tuberculosis Sanitoria #usa #general

Michael Good
 

My maternal grandmother was a patient at the Workmen's Circle Sanatorium in the 1930s and her eldest son was a patient at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in the 1940s. I have visited both of them (now serving other uses) and was able to find the places where certain family photos were taken at each one.

JCRS was open through the early 1950s. As mentioned, there are JCRS records online. but I don't know of anything from Workmen's Circle. We figured that one out from letters my Mom saved that had the sanatorium address, and from asking people who were familiar with Loomis and another sanatoria in the Liberty area.

Best regards,

Michael Good
California


Losing Plaintiffs Ask for Post-Appeal Motion Against Ancestry in Right to Publicity Case #records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

On June 16, 2021 the IAJGS Records Access Alert posted about  Ancestry’s Yearbook Collection class action lawsuit being dismissed with prejudice. The litigation alleged Ancestry amassed photographs, names, likenesses and identities without permission to sell subscription access to the information and advertise Ancestry services and products—their Yearbook Collection. The plaintiffs alleged Ancestry’s conduct was illegal and their privacy rights were violated.

 

“In a 12-page order, the judge wrote that for a suit like this to succeed, those bringing it would have to show how Ancestry’s operation of its database resulted in actual injury to those whose pictures and information are stored within it.”  The judge found the amended complaint failed to do so.  ““The cases recognizing mental anguish all involve other injury,” she wrote. “There is only mental anguish here, and alone, it is not injury in fact.”

 

In the June order, the Court also found the yearbook pictures are not private enough to warrant special protections. The judge also stated, Ancestry came by the photos in part through donations from former students, and a reasonable person would assume that it was donated to the genealogy company to help with their services — including for publication and marketing. Given the low expectation of privacy for photos like that, she found the company had a right to use them.

 

Dick Eastman in the Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter posted about a post-appeal motion ruling filed in Ancestry’s right to publicity case, TransUnion LLC v Ramirez. The case was originally dismissed with prejudice, which means it cannot be reopened, but the post-appeal motion asserts an “intervening change in controlling law”. 

 

The motion can be read at:

https://www.docketalarm.com/cases/California_Northern_District_Court/3--20-cv-08437/Callahan_et_al_v._Ancestry.com_Inc._et_al/57/

 

To read Eastman’s Newsletter article see: https://www.eogn.com/page-18080/11125798


For more information see: https://lawstreetmedia.com/tech/post-appeal-motion-for-indicative-ruling-filed-in-ancestry-com-right-to-publicity-case/

 

To read the previous postings about Section 230, big technology, privacy issues and more go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/.   You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


JGS-Montreal presents Michael Tobias #announcements #dna #germany #records

Victoria Barkoff
 

 

JGS-Montreal presents Michael Tobias

October 4 at 7:30 PM EDT 

Ich bin ein Berliner

JRI-Poland and DNA Matches

Unite 5 Half-siblings from 4 Different Mothers

live stream: https://youtu.be/4uOb5PKrtwE

optional donation: https://jgs-montreal.org/support.html#donations


The paper trail and the DNA trail working together to connect a family

 

Posted by Victoria Barkoff for JGS-Montreal

 

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