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IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #usa

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Conference is being held in cooperation with MyHeritage and with
the support of individual, organizational and corporate sponsors presently
including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad Vashem. We will be updating
our list of sponsors to include longstanding friends of Jewish genealogy and
a host of new friends.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman, Chairman@iajgs2015.org http://www.iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Seattle (King's County) Court Cases 1881-1980 indexed by Seattle Genealogy Society #usa

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Those with ancestors in King County (Washington) >from 1850-1980 will
find this of interest. The Seattle (Washington) Genealogy Society has
compiled the King County Court Cases Index, 1881-1980 (KC3I). The
records are >from King County Court and some U.S. District Court in
Seattle >from 1881 to 1980 The Seattle Genealogy Society transcribed
the records >from a card file comprised of over 100 boxes of files
donated by the Chicago Title Company. There are over 1.7 million
entries consisting of records >from wills and probate, divorces and
marriage dissolutions, name changes, guardianships, bankruptcies and
more. It took 80,000 volunteer hours over 10 years to create KC31.

Researchers may submit a request on line
http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/kc3ilookup or mail a request
to the Seattle Genealogy Society library. Look=ups are free for
members of the society, Fees for non0-members and professional
researchers are:

$5 (non-refundable) to search for one individual. Indexed case details
will be provided.
$15 to provide the case numbers once a successful search is completed

To read more about this go to: http://www.seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/kc3i

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter
for informing us about these records.

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records
Access Monitoring Committee
<janmallen@att.net>


Early American SIG #USA IAJGS 2015 conference site now open for Registration and Call for Papers #usa

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

Registration is now open at http://www.iajgs2015.org for the IAJGS 35th
International Conference on Jewish genealogy taking place at the Jerusalem
Ramada 6-10 July 2015.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Call for Papers for presentation at the conference is
now open. The application and other information is on www.iajgs2015.org
website under the Speakers tab.

The Conference is being held in cooperation with MyHeritage and with
the support of individual, organizational and corporate sponsors presently
including Harvey Krueger of New York and Yad Vashem. We will be updating
our list of sponsors to include longstanding friends of Jewish genealogy and
a host of new friends.

The Ramada Hotel near the entrance to Jerusalem was chosen as our
conference venue as it is the only Jerusalem hotel able to host a
conference of our size, has easy access to city and interurban
transportation and is close to many archives, museums and cultural
attractions. The Ramada has two wings; Royal Hotel (3 stars) and the
Ramada (4 stars). Reservations in the conference block are available
following your registration to the conference. To get the Hotel
Conference rate and special perks such as in-room free Wi-Fi you must
register and make reservations through www.iajgs2015.org.

A Shabbaton (Friday and Saturday July 3 - 4), a shabbat experience for
everyone, will precede the conference. Exploration Sunday, on July 5,
will follow the Shabbaton with touring and archive options. The program
for the 2015 conference promises to be varied and unique! There will be
sessions relating to research in different countries, genealogy research
techniques, and a focus on how the end of World War II impacted the Jewish
people's lives across the world.

The conference website, http://www.iajgs2015.org, currently includes
registration for those outside of Israel, the Call for Papers and basic
conference information. Additional information on shekel based
registration, the Family Finder, Exploration Sunday, the Shabbaton, meal
functions and more will be available shortly. To prepare for and preview
the conference, we encourage you to watch the website, sign up for the
Conference Discussion group:
http://lists.iajgs2015.org/mailman/listinfo/discussion--3 , follow on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference or Twitter
https://twitter.com/IAJGSConf .

We look forward to seeing you all! THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman, Chairman@iajgs2015.org http://www.iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Early American SIG #USA Seattle (King's County) Court Cases 1881-1980 indexed by Seattle Genealogy Society #usa

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Those with ancestors in King County (Washington) >from 1850-1980 will
find this of interest. The Seattle (Washington) Genealogy Society has
compiled the King County Court Cases Index, 1881-1980 (KC3I). The
records are >from King County Court and some U.S. District Court in
Seattle >from 1881 to 1980 The Seattle Genealogy Society transcribed
the records >from a card file comprised of over 100 boxes of files
donated by the Chicago Title Company. There are over 1.7 million
entries consisting of records >from wills and probate, divorces and
marriage dissolutions, name changes, guardianships, bankruptcies and
more. It took 80,000 volunteer hours over 10 years to create KC31.

Researchers may submit a request on line
http://seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/kc3ilookup or mail a request
to the Seattle Genealogy Society library. Look=ups are free for
members of the society, Fees for non0-members and professional
researchers are:

$5 (non-refundable) to search for one individual. Indexed case details
will be provided.
$15 to provide the case numbers once a successful search is completed

To read more about this go to: http://www.seattlegenealogicalsociety.org/kc3i

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter
for informing us about these records.

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records
Access Monitoring Committee
<janmallen@att.net>


Thank you for your help and a suggestion for any GerSIG members who just read, but are afraid to ask: #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Moderator note: We are grateful to Lin for putting a summary
of her GerSIG replies into the Forum so others can learn from
them. All members - please share your success stories with GerSIG
via this list. Thanks to all - GerSIG Moderator ======>

Dear GerSIG Friends,

I'd like to thank everyone who sent me ideas and articles concerning
the "feathers" adorning the obituaries of my great grandparents.
Some of you correctly assumed they were really palm fronds and not
feathers.

Some were so kind to do research online for me on the meaning of palm
fronds and someone even gave me the email for Der Patriot, the
newspaper they were published in. Sure enough these "feathers" were
indeed palm fronds.

I heard back today >from the publisher of "Der Patriot" who said one was
a palm leaf with a wreath (it looks like a ribbon) and the other is a
simple palm frond. And he said they mean everlasting life and resurrection.

Everyone connected with GerSIG has been so generous with their time
and knowledge with me, ever since I joined. I can't tell you how much
help I've received and how much it has meant to me. For those of you
who read the posts, but maybe are afraid to ask questions, or think
no one can help you , please write and ask.

I'll just give one more example of how much help they can be: A couple of
years ago or so I wrote saying that I needed suggestions for finding
out more about my LEVI family. I had just received my great grandparents
marriage certificate and discovered the name of my great great
grandfather, Simon LEVI and that he was >from Waldorf-Bornheim not Markt
Berolzheim. I wrote GerSIG and asked where I should go >from there.

Besides other suggestions.. Lo and Behold a GerSIG member, Lars Menk,
wrote me. I knew Mr. Menk had written a dictionary of German-Jewish
surnames and wondered if it might be an advertisement! However, he
wrote that based on the information I had written to GerSIG, he was
a distant relation. And... he sent me 2 family trees going back to
the late 1600s. Plus I have a "new" cousin.

I can't tell you how much this meant to me.

So please, ask your questions. You never know where it might lead.

All the best, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Thank you for your help and a suggestion for any GerSIG members who just read, but are afraid to ask: #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Moderator note: We are grateful to Lin for putting a summary
of her GerSIG replies into the Forum so others can learn from
them. All members - please share your success stories with GerSIG
via this list. Thanks to all - GerSIG Moderator ======>

Dear GerSIG Friends,

I'd like to thank everyone who sent me ideas and articles concerning
the "feathers" adorning the obituaries of my great grandparents.
Some of you correctly assumed they were really palm fronds and not
feathers.

Some were so kind to do research online for me on the meaning of palm
fronds and someone even gave me the email for Der Patriot, the
newspaper they were published in. Sure enough these "feathers" were
indeed palm fronds.

I heard back today >from the publisher of "Der Patriot" who said one was
a palm leaf with a wreath (it looks like a ribbon) and the other is a
simple palm frond. And he said they mean everlasting life and resurrection.

Everyone connected with GerSIG has been so generous with their time
and knowledge with me, ever since I joined. I can't tell you how much
help I've received and how much it has meant to me. For those of you
who read the posts, but maybe are afraid to ask questions, or think
no one can help you , please write and ask.

I'll just give one more example of how much help they can be: A couple of
years ago or so I wrote saying that I needed suggestions for finding
out more about my LEVI family. I had just received my great grandparents
marriage certificate and discovered the name of my great great
grandfather, Simon LEVI and that he was >from Waldorf-Bornheim not Markt
Berolzheim. I wrote GerSIG and asked where I should go >from there.

Besides other suggestions.. Lo and Behold a GerSIG member, Lars Menk,
wrote me. I knew Mr. Menk had written a dictionary of German-Jewish
surnames and wondered if it might be an advertisement! However, he
wrote that based on the information I had written to GerSIG, he was
a distant relation. And... he sent me 2 family trees going back to
the late 1600s. Plus I have a "new" cousin.

I can't tell you how much this meant to me.

So please, ask your questions. You never know where it might lead.

All the best, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com


ViewMate request: Berlin deaths (1909) #germany

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I have just posted two images (top and bottom) on ViewMate of a 1909
death record for Moses Philipsborn. I'd like the following
information: Moses's profession, son Georg's address in Schoeneberg,
Moses's address in Wilmersdorf, Moses's mother's first name, and if
possible, a transcription and translation of the sentence after the
time of death. I'll be very grateful for help.
Here are the links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36343 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36344

Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, CA, USA jberlowitz331@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany ViewMate request: Berlin deaths (1909) #germany

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
I have just posted two images (top and bottom) on ViewMate of a 1909
death record for Moses Philipsborn. I'd like the following
information: Moses's profession, son Georg's address in Schoeneberg,
Moses's address in Wilmersdorf, Moses's mother's first name, and if
possible, a transcription and translation of the sentence after the
time of death. I'll be very grateful for help.
Here are the links:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36343 and
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36344

Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, CA, USA jberlowitz331@gmail.com


Seek family of Michael GROSS, B. Mainz 30 May, 1850 #germany

Stephen A. Cohen
 

I am trying to locate the family of Michael GROSS, born in Mainz, Germany,
5/30/1850. Father Henry Gross born 4/7/1810 Mainz Weisenau, Germany,
son of Hermann. Mother Sonia (maiden name unknown)
7/28/1810-5/15/1893, died in New York County, NY. Sister Regina
(9/15/1845-9/4/1903, died in New York County, NY). Sister married
Herman Eisenkramer 8/6/1865 in New York County, NY. One child Jacob was
born at home 10/31/1873.

The family left Germany in 1850. No entry into the US or shipboard
records could be found. Not in 1860 census, but listed 1870 & 1880,
and 1855 NY State census. No marriage records for Michal could be
identified without a search of the film. No death record for Henry
or Michael. Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen, East Meadow NY (Long Island) gen@optonline.net

I am researching the following families in Germany:
BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX, FEIBELMANN & LEFEVRE,
LEFEBVRE, LEFEBRE in Rhineland-Palatinate//GROSS in Mainz-Weisenau


German SIG #Germany Seek family of Michael GROSS, B. Mainz 30 May, 1850 #germany

Stephen A. Cohen
 

I am trying to locate the family of Michael GROSS, born in Mainz, Germany,
5/30/1850. Father Henry Gross born 4/7/1810 Mainz Weisenau, Germany,
son of Hermann. Mother Sonia (maiden name unknown)
7/28/1810-5/15/1893, died in New York County, NY. Sister Regina
(9/15/1845-9/4/1903, died in New York County, NY). Sister married
Herman Eisenkramer 8/6/1865 in New York County, NY. One child Jacob was
born at home 10/31/1873.

The family left Germany in 1850. No entry into the US or shipboard
records could be found. Not in 1860 census, but listed 1870 & 1880,
and 1855 NY State census. No marriage records for Michal could be
identified without a search of the film. No death record for Henry
or Michael. Best regards,

Stephen A. Cohen, East Meadow NY (Long Island) gen@optonline.net

I am researching the following families in Germany:
BAUM in Bosen; EISENKRAMER, MARX, FEIBELMANN & LEFEVRE,
LEFEBVRE, LEFEBRE in Rhineland-Palatinate//GROSS in Mainz-Weisenau


Re: Meaning of Palm branch or feather #germany

Renate Rosenau <RenateRosenau@...>
 

Lin Herz Palm asks for the meaning of a "feather" on a tombstone. Maybe it
is not a feather, but a palm branch or leaf, often used on German
tombstones, as a single palm leaf or two crossing palm leaves.
This symbol, Roman victory symbol, was in Middle Ages used as a symbol for
victory of faith over death. As an evergreen plant it became a symbol for
immortality in modern times.

Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany RenateRosenau@t-online.de


German SIG #Germany Re: Meaning of Palm branch or feather #germany

Renate Rosenau <RenateRosenau@...>
 

Lin Herz Palm asks for the meaning of a "feather" on a tombstone. Maybe it
is not a feather, but a palm branch or leaf, often used on German
tombstones, as a single palm leaf or two crossing palm leaves.
This symbol, Roman victory symbol, was in Middle Ages used as a symbol for
victory of faith over death. As an evergreen plant it became a symbol for
immortality in modern times.

Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany RenateRosenau@t-online.de


Re: symbol of a feather #germany

Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>
 

Dear Ms. Herz,

Are you sure it is a feather and not a palm leaf as picture attached?
The palm leave is a symbol used by the goddess of victory in the Roman
mythology and symbolises the victory over death. Later Christians used is
as sign for those who died. In Christian art, it symbolises the victory over
death by Christ. In the Catholic liturgy the palm tree refers to the entry
of Jesus Jerusalem. Only once seen a feather used before, on a grave of a
writer, but never on Jewish graves.

Regards, Bert de Jong, The Netherlands bdejong67@hetnet.nl


German SIG #Germany RE: symbol of a feather #germany

Bert de Jong <bdejong67@...>
 

Dear Ms. Herz,

Are you sure it is a feather and not a palm leaf as picture attached?
The palm leave is a symbol used by the goddess of victory in the Roman
mythology and symbolises the victory over death. Later Christians used is
as sign for those who died. In Christian art, it symbolises the victory over
death by Christ. In the Catholic liturgy the palm tree refers to the entry
of Jesus Jerusalem. Only once seen a feather used before, on a grave of a
writer, but never on Jewish graves.

Regards, Bert de Jong, The Netherlands bdejong67@hetnet.nl


Ukraine SIG September-October update #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

During September & October, 2014, Ukraine SIG, thanks to its many
volunteers received the following:
1. translations of scanned vital records (material still needs to be
proofread before submitting it to JewishGen for inclusion in the
JewishGen Ukraine Database) >from FHL film 2192583 items 17 (124 births
for 1861) 18 (33 marriage records >from 1862), 19 (68 death records for
1862), 21 (48 death records for 1863)
2. translation of a list of 177 people killed in pogroms >from 1918-1921
and buried in a mass grave in Fastov
----
In September, we submitted 7,250 death records to the JewishGen Ukraine
Database from:
Priluki 1856, 1857, 1864, 1865
Mogilev-Podolsky 1844
Zaslav 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859,
1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872,
1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881
Zinkov 1839, 1849, 1850
----
We acquired vital records images of book number 1162-1-3a >from the Kiev
archives. They include the following information:
- Koshevata [now Kivshovata] 1847 births, 1847 deaths, 1849 births, 1851
births
- Stavyshche 1847 births, 1847 "community book"
- Tarashcha 1846 births, 1846 marriages and divorces, 1847 births, 1847
deaths,1847 divorces, 1847 marriages, 1848 marriages, 1849 births, 1849
deaths
- Zhashkov [now Zhashkiv] 1851 births
- Zhyvotiv [now Novozhyvotiv] 1851 marriages
----
We received scans of the following FHC films:
-Kersh 2009923 item 4 (158 images of vital records 1880-1884)
-Priluki 2423896 items 7-20 (888 images of vital records 1885-1889)
-Cherkassy 2289402 item 6 (153 images of marriages 1875-1878)
-Cherkassy 2289403 items 1-6 (732 images of births 1837-1853 and deaths
1837-1849)
-Cherkassy 2289407 items 1-3 (338 images of births 1885-1895)
-Cherkassy Towns 2289407 item 7 (Gorodishche:14 images of marriages
1916; Orlovets: 187 images of births 1892-1911, marriages 1891,
1902,1907; Vyazivok: 29 images of births 1894, deaths 1902)
----
We are continuing to translate:
- a 1913 business directory of the southwest provinces of the Russian
Empire -- so far we have translations of Mogilev-Podolsky,
Kamenka-Podolia, Talnoye
- the list of people who relocated >from Courland to Kherson in 1837 and 1840
---
We are proofreading
-2361 records of ship manifests >from Pereyaslav, Vishnevets, Shumsk,
Verbovets, Poninka, Zenkov, Zinkov
-414 records of marriages >from Zinkov, Mogilev Podolsky, Priluki
-1930 records of births >from Nikolayev and Priluki
----
We have begun two new fundraising projects to acquire and translate
records for
- an 1875 conscription census which includes Zinkov, Letichev and
Volkovintsy
- indexes of vital records >from Balta
----
We have added an additional 21 people to our discussion group list
----
There are 6 new Town Leaders
----
Our cooperative mapping venture with Yahad in Unum is well underway - 39
town maps have been linked to their site and they are linking to our
town pages. We only have 16 active KehilaLinks sites corresponding to
those 39 towns, and they are being linked to Yahad in Unum as well.
http://www.yahadmap.org/#map/
----
**...and (drumroll please) we have just received 25,900 pages of
documents (22.5 GB) >from CAHJP for Kremenets, Shumsk, Belozirka,
Shapoval, Uman, Ladyzhinka, and Kiev - census records, voter lists,
resident lists and more!**
----
Does all this sound exciting? Want to help? Please consider one of the
following opportunities:
-- make a donation to Ukraine SIG's data acquisition and translation
projects or to a specific town's projects through JewishGen-erosity
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
-- visit the Ukraine SIG website and check out the page for your town
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp -- if your town does not
have a town leader or a kehilalinks site, please consider taking on
either of those roles

-- do you have skills reading Russian or Yiddish handwritten records and
translating them into English? We need volunteers

--do you have skills with spreadsheets and using the internet? We have
projects just waiting to get started needing people with excel and
internet experience (and no language skills besides English)

--do you live near a Family History Center and have some spare time? We
need volunteers who can scan FHC microfilms

Janette Silverman
UkraineSIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@janette-silverman.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine SIG September-October update #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

During September & October, 2014, Ukraine SIG, thanks to its many
volunteers received the following:
1. translations of scanned vital records (material still needs to be
proofread before submitting it to JewishGen for inclusion in the
JewishGen Ukraine Database) >from FHL film 2192583 items 17 (124 births
for 1861) 18 (33 marriage records >from 1862), 19 (68 death records for
1862), 21 (48 death records for 1863)
2. translation of a list of 177 people killed in pogroms >from 1918-1921
and buried in a mass grave in Fastov
----
In September, we submitted 7,250 death records to the JewishGen Ukraine
Database from:
Priluki 1856, 1857, 1864, 1865
Mogilev-Podolsky 1844
Zaslav 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859,
1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872,
1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881
Zinkov 1839, 1849, 1850
----
We acquired vital records images of book number 1162-1-3a >from the Kiev
archives. They include the following information:
- Koshevata [now Kivshovata] 1847 births, 1847 deaths, 1849 births, 1851
births
- Stavyshche 1847 births, 1847 "community book"
- Tarashcha 1846 births, 1846 marriages and divorces, 1847 births, 1847
deaths,1847 divorces, 1847 marriages, 1848 marriages, 1849 births, 1849
deaths
- Zhashkov [now Zhashkiv] 1851 births
- Zhyvotiv [now Novozhyvotiv] 1851 marriages
----
We received scans of the following FHC films:
-Kersh 2009923 item 4 (158 images of vital records 1880-1884)
-Priluki 2423896 items 7-20 (888 images of vital records 1885-1889)
-Cherkassy 2289402 item 6 (153 images of marriages 1875-1878)
-Cherkassy 2289403 items 1-6 (732 images of births 1837-1853 and deaths
1837-1849)
-Cherkassy 2289407 items 1-3 (338 images of births 1885-1895)
-Cherkassy Towns 2289407 item 7 (Gorodishche:14 images of marriages
1916; Orlovets: 187 images of births 1892-1911, marriages 1891,
1902,1907; Vyazivok: 29 images of births 1894, deaths 1902)
----
We are continuing to translate:
- a 1913 business directory of the southwest provinces of the Russian
Empire -- so far we have translations of Mogilev-Podolsky,
Kamenka-Podolia, Talnoye
- the list of people who relocated >from Courland to Kherson in 1837 and 1840
---
We are proofreading
-2361 records of ship manifests >from Pereyaslav, Vishnevets, Shumsk,
Verbovets, Poninka, Zenkov, Zinkov
-414 records of marriages >from Zinkov, Mogilev Podolsky, Priluki
-1930 records of births >from Nikolayev and Priluki
----
We have begun two new fundraising projects to acquire and translate
records for
- an 1875 conscription census which includes Zinkov, Letichev and
Volkovintsy
- indexes of vital records >from Balta
----
We have added an additional 21 people to our discussion group list
----
There are 6 new Town Leaders
----
Our cooperative mapping venture with Yahad in Unum is well underway - 39
town maps have been linked to their site and they are linking to our
town pages. We only have 16 active KehilaLinks sites corresponding to
those 39 towns, and they are being linked to Yahad in Unum as well.
http://www.yahadmap.org/#map/
----
**...and (drumroll please) we have just received 25,900 pages of
documents (22.5 GB) >from CAHJP for Kremenets, Shumsk, Belozirka,
Shapoval, Uman, Ladyzhinka, and Kiev - census records, voter lists,
resident lists and more!**
----
Does all this sound exciting? Want to help? Please consider one of the
following opportunities:
-- make a donation to Ukraine SIG's data acquisition and translation
projects or to a specific town's projects through JewishGen-erosity
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
-- visit the Ukraine SIG website and check out the page for your town
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp -- if your town does not
have a town leader or a kehilalinks site, please consider taking on
either of those roles

-- do you have skills reading Russian or Yiddish handwritten records and
translating them into English? We need volunteers

--do you have skills with spreadsheets and using the internet? We have
projects just waiting to get started needing people with excel and
internet experience (and no language skills besides English)

--do you live near a Family History Center and have some spare time? We
need volunteers who can scan FHC microfilms

Janette Silverman
UkraineSIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@janette-silverman.org


Re: symbols on German obituaries #germany

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...>
 

On German obituaries you find various kinds of symbols, many of which
are without a specific religious background. Such a neutral object is
the palm branch, which can be confused with a feather, as is the case in
Lin's mail. The connotation in the Christian tradition is not clearly
defined: victory, ascent, life after death.

About the palm branch and Sukkot or other Jewish explanations
you better ask a Jewish expert.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany.buckidstein@t-online.de


Town near Novozybkov named Gering? Goring? #ukraine

genea.caspi@...
 

Dear fellow researchers,

My grandfather Jankel Vinokurov / Winakurow (Jacob Winer) and his
sister Mara Machlin were born in Novozybkov, at that time in Chernigov
province of Ukraine. In their passenger manifest, it indicates that they
came to the U.S. >from a town called Gering? or Goring? and that their
father continued to reside in that town (column 10--last city of
residence, and column 11--residence of nearest relative). Does anyone
have anidea what town that might be? Family lore says they came from
Novozybkov.

I apologize for previously posting the wrong passenger manifest page.
The correct page, with the name of the town, is viewable at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36342
They are on the last two lines of the page, lines 29 and 30.
Please respond privately or via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you,
Abba Caspi,
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Searching
KUNIN, VINOKUROV, POGOLAIEV, ELY, RIVKIN in Novozybkov;
KUNIN, FEIGIN in Rechytsa, Homyel.
ZELWER in Belchatow, Kolo, Lodz, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Tuszyn;
NAJMARK / NEUMARK, BROMBERG in Przedborz, Piotrkow Trybunalski;
SZAFIR / SAFIR in Tuszyn;
FRYDE in Kolo;


German SIG #Germany Re: symbols on German obituaries #germany

Gerhard Buck <buckidstein@...>
 

On German obituaries you find various kinds of symbols, many of which
are without a specific religious background. Such a neutral object is
the palm branch, which can be confused with a feather, as is the case in
Lin's mail. The connotation in the Christian tradition is not clearly
defined: victory, ascent, life after death.

About the palm branch and Sukkot or other Jewish explanations
you better ask a Jewish expert.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany.buckidstein@t-online.de


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Town near Novozybkov named Gering? Goring? #ukraine

genea.caspi@...
 

Dear fellow researchers,

My grandfather Jankel Vinokurov / Winakurow (Jacob Winer) and his
sister Mara Machlin were born in Novozybkov, at that time in Chernigov
province of Ukraine. In their passenger manifest, it indicates that they
came to the U.S. >from a town called Gering? or Goring? and that their
father continued to reside in that town (column 10--last city of
residence, and column 11--residence of nearest relative). Does anyone
have anidea what town that might be? Family lore says they came from
Novozybkov.

I apologize for previously posting the wrong passenger manifest page.
The correct page, with the name of the town, is viewable at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM36342
They are on the last two lines of the page, lines 29 and 30.
Please respond privately or via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you,
Abba Caspi,
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Searching
KUNIN, VINOKUROV, POGOLAIEV, ELY, RIVKIN in Novozybkov;
KUNIN, FEIGIN in Rechytsa, Homyel.
ZELWER in Belchatow, Kolo, Lodz, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Tuszyn;
NAJMARK / NEUMARK, BROMBERG in Przedborz, Piotrkow Trybunalski;
SZAFIR / SAFIR in Tuszyn;
FRYDE in Kolo;

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