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Anyone visiting East Ham Jewish cemetery?? #unitedkingdom

Beverley Davis
 

I would be extremely grateful if someone could kindly take photographs
of the circa1940s graves of my uncle and his wife at the East Ham Jewish
cemetery for me. I have the exact locations, but do not know if either of
them have an existing gravestone (but I'm hoping that they do!)

Please reply privately to avoid duplication of effort, and so that I can
provide the details.

Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Anyone visiting East Ham Jewish cemetery?? #unitedkingdom

Beverley Davis
 

I would be extremely grateful if someone could kindly take photographs
of the circa1940s graves of my uncle and his wife at the East Ham Jewish
cemetery for me. I have the exact locations, but do not know if either of
them have an existing gravestone (but I'm hoping that they do!)

Please reply privately to avoid duplication of effort, and so that I can
provide the details.

Beverley Davis
Melbourne, Australia


Bransk, Poland Yizkor Book translation just published #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

Maybe you recall the PBS Frontline program called "Shtetl" >from 1996,
it was about the Shoah in the Polish town of Bransk. You may also be
aware of the magnificant book "Shtetl" by Eva Hoffman, also about
Bransk. Yizkor-Books-in-Print has now published the translation of
the original Yiddish Memorial book of Bransk, called "Bransk Book of
Memories." A descendant of Bransk, Rubin Roy Cobb lovingly
coordinated the translation of the book. This 476-page hard-cover book
is now available for sale for around $42. The cover by Rachel Kolokoff
Hopper is stunning. Formatting by Lynn Mercer.

For more detail, go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Bransk.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bransk, Poland Yizkor Book translation just published #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

Maybe you recall the PBS Frontline program called "Shtetl" >from 1996,
it was about the Shoah in the Polish town of Bransk. You may also be
aware of the magnificant book "Shtetl" by Eva Hoffman, also about
Bransk. Yizkor-Books-in-Print has now published the translation of
the original Yiddish Memorial book of Bransk, called "Bransk Book of
Memories." A descendant of Bransk, Rubin Roy Cobb lovingly
coordinated the translation of the book. This 476-page hard-cover book
is now available for sale for around $42. The cover by Rachel Kolokoff
Hopper is stunning. Formatting by Lynn Mercer.

For more detail, go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Bransk.html

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project


PLATO family and MEYER family from Emden #general

Joelle Meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Hello

I just joined the group on German Genealogy as I have been doing genealogy
research for 7 months only. I consider myself to be a beginner.

I live in Paris. My father was born in Emden. The other side of my family
on my Mother side is >from Alsace.

My native language is French and I am fluent in English. I used to speak
German at school but it was a long time ago. I speak Hebrew too

I have a few well known ancestors such as Samson Raphael Hirsch (my great
great grandfather) and Immanuel Plato (my great grandfather) as well as
the Joel Family >from Moisling with rabbi Ephraim Fischel Joel or the wahl
Katzenellenbogen on my mother side.

Today my focus is on the Plato family and the Meyer family >from Emden.
Any share of information on Emden would be greatly appreciated. For example
I do not have any information the parent of Philipp Uri Meyer born in Emden
in 1826 Any information on the family of my grandmother Esther Alice Plato
is welcomed too (Stetten, Stuttgarter, Michel is the name of her grandparent
and I have absolutely no information on them)

My ancestors are mostly coming >from Emden, Altona, Frankfurt, Halberstadt

Any information is welcomed

Best regards

Joelle Meyer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PLATO family and MEYER family from Emden #general

Joelle Meyer <joelle.meyer24@...>
 

Hello

I just joined the group on German Genealogy as I have been doing genealogy
research for 7 months only. I consider myself to be a beginner.

I live in Paris. My father was born in Emden. The other side of my family
on my Mother side is >from Alsace.

My native language is French and I am fluent in English. I used to speak
German at school but it was a long time ago. I speak Hebrew too

I have a few well known ancestors such as Samson Raphael Hirsch (my great
great grandfather) and Immanuel Plato (my great grandfather) as well as
the Joel Family >from Moisling with rabbi Ephraim Fischel Joel or the wahl
Katzenellenbogen on my mother side.

Today my focus is on the Plato family and the Meyer family >from Emden.
Any share of information on Emden would be greatly appreciated. For example
I do not have any information the parent of Philipp Uri Meyer born in Emden
in 1826 Any information on the family of my grandmother Esther Alice Plato
is welcomed too (Stetten, Stuttgarter, Michel is the name of her grandparent
and I have absolutely no information on them)

My ancestors are mostly coming >from Emden, Altona, Frankfurt, Halberstadt

Any information is welcomed

Best regards

Joelle Meyer


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Hanna Shvo
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Hanna Shvo
 


Re: Can LEWITHAN and LOEWENTHAL be versions of the same name? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Pat Fuller asked the surname experts in this group whether LEWITHAN
(LEVITAN) and LOEWENTHAL can be different versions of the same surname.

I'm not a surname expert, but based on the different roots of these
names - and some personal experience - my answer is no. LEWITHAN and
its variations signify Levitic origin, and LOEWENTHAL is related to Loeb
and further back to Leib, and then to its Hebrew equivalent Arye, all
meaning 'lion.'
Regards,

Ira Leviton


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Can LEWITHAN and LOEWENTHAL be versions of the same name? #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Pat Fuller asked the surname experts in this group whether LEWITHAN
(LEVITAN) and LOEWENTHAL can be different versions of the same surname.

I'm not a surname expert, but based on the different roots of these
names - and some personal experience - my answer is no. LEWITHAN and
its variations signify Levitic origin, and LOEWENTHAL is related to Loeb
and further back to Leib, and then to its Hebrew equivalent Arye, all
meaning 'lion.'
Regards,

Ira Leviton


Conference Update #3 -- Technology & DNA #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During the weeks following the conference, we
are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some of
the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.

Today I would like to focus on technology. As previously announced,
this past February, JewishGen began implementing a comprehensive,
system-wide, technological modernization plan, which will propel us
into a new growth phase, grant us the ability to leverage new
technologies, and dramatically improve the user interface and how we
present information. As part of this plan, we are seeking an
additional software developer/engineer. This position was first
announced at the IAJGS conference, and will be based in NY at
JewishGen headquarters (at the Museum of Jewish Heritage). More
information about this job can be found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/jobs.html

The first phase of the modernization effort is scheduled to be completed
by early spring of 2018. Many components of this project have already
been completed, such as improvements to the JewishGen Family Finder and
Jewish Communities database. Upon completion of the first phase, we will
begin to focus on improving efficiency and the user experience. This is
an extremely exciting time for JewishGen. This new focus on our
technological infrastructure will help set the stage for many years of
growth and productivity on behalf of the broader Jewish community, and
we are truly privileged to be engaged in this work.

On the topic of technology --
In recent years, much progress and many success stories have occurred
due to a combination of technological advancements in the field of
genetic genealogy, coupled with a dramatic reduction in cost to access
such services. For this reason, genetic genealogy has become a powerful
tool in the arsenal of dedicated family historians, and JewishGen has
taken steps to assist JewishGenners take a deeper dive in this area. As
a result, we have amplified our agreement with FamilyTreeDNA to more
easily and effectively connect JewishGen users with the information
from genetic genealogical research.
As many long-time members of the JewishGen family are aware,
FamilyTreeDNA and JewishGen have a long history together. So we are
very pleased to continue our relationship. Here is how it will work.

(1) We have created a new page at www.JewishGen.org/DNA
(2) Visitors to this page will be able to learn a little about DNA
research and purchase a test.
(3) We will be adding additional explanatory InfoFiles about DNA
testing in the coming months.

While this is exciting and just the beginning of what we expect will
be further opportunities for JewishGen and FamilyTreeDNA to work
together, it is important to stress that genetic genealogy is still
most effectively employed in conjunction with traditional research.
Genetic similarities can often lead to confusing and/or misleading
results. This is a particularly acute challenge when taking into
consideration the fact that Jews traditionally marry other Jews,
thus creating multiple family connections between individuals, and
thousands of possible matches when performing DNA testing.

We therefore encourage JewishGen users who wish to explore DNA
research to take full advantage of this new opportunity with
FamilyTreeDNA, but to do so in conjunction with traditional research
on JewishGen.

I would like to thank Bennett Greenspan (President of Family Tree DNA)
and his team for their incredible cooperation -- we look forward to
announcing further integrated initiatives with them in the months ahead.

Please stay tuned for more updates!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org
646-437-4326 (Direct)
646-494-5972 (Main)
845-558-1948 (Cell)
agroll@...


ViewMate translation request - German #austria-czech

Simon T
 

Would some kind soul like to attempt a translation of the German
script on a Badatelna record for me please?

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58741

The original record link (if that helps to get a cleaner image) is at:
http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/1073/reprodukce/?zaznamId=2070&reproId=55431
but please respond using the online ViewMate form link above.

Thanks in advance,
Simon Hove, UK


JewishGen Ignition & Signature Grants - Applications Now Open! #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

We are very pleased to announce that the application for JewishGen
Ignition & Signature Grants is now open. The goal of this program is
to stimulate and unleash a variety of new initiatives, productivity
and creativity which will result in additional records being
accessible on JewishGen's award-winning databases, and to expand this
effort beyond our traditional sources of material. As a result, all
Jewish genealogical and historical societies, as well as any
community based organizations, such as a synagogues, schools and
libraries, are encouraged to apply.

JewishGen will be offering ignition grants up to $5,000 and signature
grants of up to $25,000 for exceptional applications. Projects can
focus on primary or secondary records, and are not restricted by any
specific geographic location.

from the beginning, JewishGen has been the pioneer and the leader of
Jewish genealogy. Our databases are unmatched, and we have innovated
new tools, new methods, and new concepts which have benefited
thousands of people. This new program follows in that tradition, and
we look forward to seeing what type of applications come in.

Applications are being accepted now through November 15, 2017.
Winners will be announced in January of 2018.

Then online grant application can be accessed by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/grants2017.html

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Conference Update #3 -- Technology & DNA #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

JewishGen had a very successful and productive experience at the 37th
annual IAJGS Conference (which was held July 23-28 in Orlando, FL),
offering an outstanding variety of sessions, workshops, and luncheons
throughout its duration. During the weeks following the conference, we
are posting highlights of our activity, including a review of some of
the major announcements which were first unveiled at the conference.

Today I would like to focus on technology. As previously announced,
this past February, JewishGen began implementing a comprehensive,
system-wide, technological modernization plan, which will propel us
into a new growth phase, grant us the ability to leverage new
technologies, and dramatically improve the user interface and how we
present information. As part of this plan, we are seeking an
additional software developer/engineer. This position was first
announced at the IAJGS conference, and will be based in NY at
JewishGen headquarters (at the Museum of Jewish Heritage). More
information about this job can be found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/jobs.html

The first phase of the modernization effort is scheduled to be completed
by early spring of 2018. Many components of this project have already
been completed, such as improvements to the JewishGen Family Finder and
Jewish Communities database. Upon completion of the first phase, we will
begin to focus on improving efficiency and the user experience. This is
an extremely exciting time for JewishGen. This new focus on our
technological infrastructure will help set the stage for many years of
growth and productivity on behalf of the broader Jewish community, and
we are truly privileged to be engaged in this work.

On the topic of technology --
In recent years, much progress and many success stories have occurred
due to a combination of technological advancements in the field of
genetic genealogy, coupled with a dramatic reduction in cost to access
such services. For this reason, genetic genealogy has become a powerful
tool in the arsenal of dedicated family historians, and JewishGen has
taken steps to assist JewishGenners take a deeper dive in this area. As
a result, we have amplified our agreement with FamilyTreeDNA to more
easily and effectively connect JewishGen users with the information
from genetic genealogical research.
As many long-time members of the JewishGen family are aware,
FamilyTreeDNA and JewishGen have a long history together. So we are
very pleased to continue our relationship. Here is how it will work.

(1) We have created a new page at www.JewishGen.org/DNA
(2) Visitors to this page will be able to learn a little about DNA
research and purchase a test.
(3) We will be adding additional explanatory InfoFiles about DNA
testing in the coming months.

While this is exciting and just the beginning of what we expect will
be further opportunities for JewishGen and FamilyTreeDNA to work
together, it is important to stress that genetic genealogy is still
most effectively employed in conjunction with traditional research.
Genetic similarities can often lead to confusing and/or misleading
results. This is a particularly acute challenge when taking into
consideration the fact that Jews traditionally marry other Jews,
thus creating multiple family connections between individuals, and
thousands of possible matches when performing DNA testing.

We therefore encourage JewishGen users who wish to explore DNA
research to take full advantage of this new opportunity with
FamilyTreeDNA, but to do so in conjunction with traditional research
on JewishGen.

I would like to thank Bennett Greenspan (President of Family Tree DNA)
and his team for their incredible cooperation -- we look forward to
announcing further integrated initiatives with them in the months ahead.

Please stay tuned for more updates!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org
646-437-4326 (Direct)
646-494-5972 (Main)
845-558-1948 (Cell)
agroll@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate translation request - German #austria-czech

Simon T
 

Would some kind soul like to attempt a translation of the German
script on a Badatelna record for me please?

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58741

The original record link (if that helps to get a cleaner image) is at:
http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/1073/reprodukce/?zaznamId=2070&reproId=55431
but please respond using the online ViewMate form link above.

Thanks in advance,
Simon Hove, UK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen Ignition & Signature Grants - Applications Now Open! #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

We are very pleased to announce that the application for JewishGen
Ignition & Signature Grants is now open. The goal of this program is
to stimulate and unleash a variety of new initiatives, productivity
and creativity which will result in additional records being
accessible on JewishGen's award-winning databases, and to expand this
effort beyond our traditional sources of material. As a result, all
Jewish genealogical and historical societies, as well as any
community based organizations, such as a synagogues, schools and
libraries, are encouraged to apply.

JewishGen will be offering ignition grants up to $5,000 and signature
grants of up to $25,000 for exceptional applications. Projects can
focus on primary or secondary records, and are not restricted by any
specific geographic location.

from the beginning, JewishGen has been the pioneer and the leader of
Jewish genealogy. Our databases are unmatched, and we have innovated
new tools, new methods, and new concepts which have benefited
thousands of people. This new program follows in that tradition, and
we look forward to seeing what type of applications come in.

Applications are being accepted now through November 15, 2017.
Winners will be announced in January of 2018.

Then online grant application can be accessed by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/grants2017.html

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Need help with Moses Landau's headstone in Hebrew and Relatives #austria-czech

Gasimoda
 

Hello,
I've posted a photo of a headstone with a inscription in Hebrew which I need
help to translate and find relatives.
It is a picture of the headstone erected for my wife´s great-grandfather
Moses Landau born in Camberg, Hessen, Germany, the 2nd of Nov 1851, Tishri
the 7th (?) Cheshvan 5612, who died in nearby Limburg an der Lahn the 9th of
Sept 1907, Rosh HaShana (?) 5668.

What does the Hebrew text say?

And does anybody have more information about Moses Landau?

It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58641


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.


Daniel Weinberger
Sweden


New Records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new records on
the All Galicia Database (AGD) -- a database that is available to all.
See: http://search.geshergalicia.org/

This communication pertains to the Josephine and Franciscan Surveys
Project. To learn more about this initiative, please follow the link:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/josephine-and-franciscan-surveys-project/.
To date approximately 43,000 records have been added as a part of the
project.

The following new records were obtained >from the Central State
Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv (TsDIAL) and indexed:

FRYSZTAK
i. Josephine Survey 1788-1789 (19.2.150)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1820-1850 (20.2.238)

LWOW/LEMBERG
i. Josephine Survey (Halicz suburb) 1787-1789 (19.12.2)

MIELNICA
i. Josephine Survey 1787 (19.10.279)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1820 (20.10.88)

ROZDOL
i. Josephine Survey 1788 (19.9.275)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1831 (20.16.192)

TLUSTE (Zaleszczyki district)
i. Josephine Survey 1787 (19.10.202)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1846 (20.10.129)

ZALESZCZYKI
i. Josephine Survey 1787 (19.10.137)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1820 (20.10.34)

Please check our website for a full list of towns completed or those
scheduled for indexing as a part of the project:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/josephine-and-franciscan-surveys-project/.


Andrew Zalewski

Josephine & Franciscan Surveys Project Coordinator
https://www.geshergalicia.org/

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Need help with Moses Landau's headstone in Hebrew and Relatives #austria-czech

Gasimoda
 

Hello,
I've posted a photo of a headstone with a inscription in Hebrew which I need
help to translate and find relatives.
It is a picture of the headstone erected for my wife´s great-grandfather
Moses Landau born in Camberg, Hessen, Germany, the 2nd of Nov 1851, Tishri
the 7th (?) Cheshvan 5612, who died in nearby Limburg an der Lahn the 9th of
Sept 1907, Rosh HaShana (?) 5668.

What does the Hebrew text say?

And does anybody have more information about Moses Landau?

It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58641


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.


Daniel Weinberger
Sweden


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New Records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new records on
the All Galicia Database (AGD) -- a database that is available to all.
See: http://search.geshergalicia.org/

This communication pertains to the Josephine and Franciscan Surveys
Project. To learn more about this initiative, please follow the link:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/josephine-and-franciscan-surveys-project/.
To date approximately 43,000 records have been added as a part of the
project.

The following new records were obtained >from the Central State
Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv (TsDIAL) and indexed:

FRYSZTAK
i. Josephine Survey 1788-1789 (19.2.150)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1820-1850 (20.2.238)

LWOW/LEMBERG
i. Josephine Survey (Halicz suburb) 1787-1789 (19.12.2)

MIELNICA
i. Josephine Survey 1787 (19.10.279)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1820 (20.10.88)

ROZDOL
i. Josephine Survey 1788 (19.9.275)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1831 (20.16.192)

TLUSTE (Zaleszczyki district)
i. Josephine Survey 1787 (19.10.202)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1846 (20.10.129)

ZALESZCZYKI
i. Josephine Survey 1787 (19.10.137)
ii. Franciscan Survey 1820 (20.10.34)

Please check our website for a full list of towns completed or those
scheduled for indexing as a part of the project:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/josephine-and-franciscan-surveys-project/.


Andrew Zalewski

Josephine & Franciscan Surveys Project Coordinator
https://www.geshergalicia.org/

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