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JRI-Poland adds more data to the database #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3439 more Warszawa Vital
records to the JRI-Poland database. We have added over 14,500 records to
the JRI-Poland Warszawa Vital records in 2017.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 187,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. The data covers the years 1808
through 1915.

We continue to work on adding additional data, links and extracting more
information on the data already on line.

Good luck in your search!

Happy Chanukah

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett--Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecturer at IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #warsaw #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce that =
the
2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be =
by
Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A
Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled =
for
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00PM at the conference hotel.

The Program:
How did a forty-year conversation with her father about growing up in =
Opat=F3w
before the Holocaust lead her to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition, a
journey of a thousand years? The history of Polish Jews is a story of
families and their descendants. Visitors find themselves in the story =
=96
when they discover an ancestor in a photograph, find a hometown on an =
old
map, understand the role of a critical event in their family=92s story.
Descendants are also playing an important role in preserving and
transmitting the legacy of their ancestors, many of whom appear in POLIN
Museum=92s core exhibition: Piotr Wislicki, whose grandfather was an MP =
in the
Polish Sejm during the interwar years; Sylvain Cappell, whose great
grandfather Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels supported struggles for Polish
independence during the 19th century; Elizabeth Rynecki, who has been
searching for every painting by her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki, who
perished in the Holocaust; Gary Breitbart, who is dedicated to the =
legacy of
his great grand uncle, the Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart; Frank =
Proschan,
who descends >from the great Harkavy philologists and lexicographers, =
among
them Alexander Harkavy, advocate for Jewish immigrants; and David =
Mazower,
who is devoted to the literary legacy of his controversial grandfather
Sholem Asch, author of God of Vengeance. This talk will offer a
behind-the-scenes tour of POLIN Museum=92s core exhibition >from a family
history perspective.=20

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett=20

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the core exhibition at
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is University Professor
Emerita and Professor of Performance Studies Emerita at New York =
University.
Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; =
Image
before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, =
1864=961939
(with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish
History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron won a National Jewish Book =
Award.
They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in =
Poland
Before the Holocaust, which she coauthored with her father, Mayer
Kirshenblatt, also won several awards. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was born in
Canada during the Second World War to Jewish immigrants >from Poland.
*******
The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture is a planned series of lectures =
to
honor the memory of Pamela Weisberger who passed away September 25, =
2015.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is sponsoring a
series of lectures in memory of Pamela Weisberger who was our =
Vice-President
of Programs for more than a decade.
*****
Please join us at the IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. For more information on the conference see: www.IAJGS2018.org

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JRI-Poland adds more data to the database #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland recently added 3439 more Warszawa Vital
records to the JRI-Poland database. We have added over 14,500 records to
the JRI-Poland Warszawa Vital records in 2017.

With these new additions, the JRI-Poland database now has nearly 187,000
vital records for the city of Warszawa. The data covers the years 1808
through 1915.

We continue to work on adding additional data, links and extracting more
information on the data already on line.

Good luck in your search!

Happy Chanukah

Hadassah Lipsius
Warszawa Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator
Warszawa Archive Coordinator
JRI-Poland


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen 2018 Genealogy Courseware #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

2018 brings a variety of JewishGen classes to meet the research
challenges both for newcomers and those who wish to enhance their
skills. We specialize in interactive, three to four week genealogy
courses, featuring a personal mentoring program tailored to your
research projects. Classes are offered in a private online FORUM open
24/7 to accommodate international students. Students post an ancestral
branch, set goals for their research, and work one on one with the
instructor.

Organize Your Data and Research Online focuses on your immigrant
ancestors in the United States. Six online text lessons begin with
organization and search techniques, and continue with census, vital
records and Ellis Island manifests. (Jan 5th)

The Intermediate Course, Complex Genealogical Research is for students
who, despite basic online research, have not yet found the Hebrew
names, approximate birth year or former European town for the
immigrant; it covers more complex U.S. topics such as naturalization,
death records, military and governmental records, and local archival
research (next class begins April 6th). This class is also taught in
the summer with an emphasis and field trip in New York City

Independent Study. This class offers students a chance to work on any
genealogical project within the expertise of the instructor. The
course may include United States research or the country of immigrant
origin for one branch, one surname studies, or holocaust information
searches. Your topic, your schedule, your questions. Details are on
the Education Page. (Feb 9th)

Courses will open for enrollment 3 weeks before the starting date.
Tuition varies. *Please* read the course descriptions and requirements
on www.jewishgen.org/education and/or contact the instructor.

Finally, our text and exercise based 2 week classes are offered at no
charge to Value Added members of JewishGen. Our first offering in 2018
will be Basic 2 - Search Strategies Using Google, beginning January
29th.

Phyllis Kramer


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett--Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecturer at IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #warsaw #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is proud to announce that =
the
2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be =
by
Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A
Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled =
for
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:00PM at the conference hotel.

The Program:
How did a forty-year conversation with her father about growing up in =
Opat=F3w
before the Holocaust lead her to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition, a
journey of a thousand years? The history of Polish Jews is a story of
families and their descendants. Visitors find themselves in the story =
=96
when they discover an ancestor in a photograph, find a hometown on an =
old
map, understand the role of a critical event in their family=92s story.
Descendants are also playing an important role in preserving and
transmitting the legacy of their ancestors, many of whom appear in POLIN
Museum=92s core exhibition: Piotr Wislicki, whose grandfather was an MP =
in the
Polish Sejm during the interwar years; Sylvain Cappell, whose great
grandfather Rabbi Dov Berush Meisels supported struggles for Polish
independence during the 19th century; Elizabeth Rynecki, who has been
searching for every painting by her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki, who
perished in the Holocaust; Gary Breitbart, who is dedicated to the =
legacy of
his great grand uncle, the Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart; Frank =
Proschan,
who descends >from the great Harkavy philologists and lexicographers, =
among
them Alexander Harkavy, advocate for Jewish immigrants; and David =
Mazower,
who is devoted to the literary legacy of his controversial grandfather
Sholem Asch, author of God of Vengeance. This talk will offer a
behind-the-scenes tour of POLIN Museum=92s core exhibition >from a family
history perspective.=20

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett=20

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the core exhibition at
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is University Professor
Emerita and Professor of Performance Studies Emerita at New York =
University.
Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; =
Image
before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, =
1864=961939
(with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times
(edited with Jonathan Karp). Her edited volume Writing a Modern Jewish
History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron won a National Jewish Book =
Award.
They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in =
Poland
Before the Holocaust, which she coauthored with her father, Mayer
Kirshenblatt, also won several awards. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was born in
Canada during the Second World War to Jewish immigrants >from Poland.
*******
The Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture is a planned series of lectures =
to
honor the memory of Pamela Weisberger who passed away September 25, =
2015.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is sponsoring a
series of lectures in memory of Pamela Weisberger who was our =
Vice-President
of Programs for more than a decade.
*****
Please join us at the IAJGS 2018 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. For more information on the conference see: www.IAJGS2018.org

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, JGSLA Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture Committee


Minsk Obituaries - Boston #ukraine

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

I am wondering if there is anyone in Boston or elsewhere who has access to microfilms of the Boston Jewish Advocate and would be willing to look up and copy three obituaries for me. 

I am looking for the obituaries of Morris Minsk (in the Mar 29 1991 edition), his sister Susan Goodman (in the Feb 20 1986 edition) and their mother, Rebecca Minsk (in the Jun 17 1965 edition.) 

This is part of my research on one of the Spivak families >from Tetiev. 

Thanks

Josh Skarf

Researching SPIVAK >from Tetiev


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Minsk Obituaries - Boston #ukraine

Joshua Skarf <jskarf@...>
 

I am wondering if there is anyone in Boston or elsewhere who has access to microfilms of the Boston Jewish Advocate and would be willing to look up and copy three obituaries for me. 

I am looking for the obituaries of Morris Minsk (in the Mar 29 1991 edition), his sister Susan Goodman (in the Feb 20 1986 edition) and their mother, Rebecca Minsk (in the Jun 17 1965 edition.) 

This is part of my research on one of the Spivak families >from Tetiev. 

Thanks

Josh Skarf

Researching SPIVAK >from Tetiev


Upcoming IAJGS conference and Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Dear Friends:
I am planning to be in Warsaw at the IAJGS conference August 5-10, 2018
and I hope many of you will be joining me there. I have just submitted
paperwork requesting space for a SIG meeting as well as a lunch or
dinner. Obviously, I don't have any schedule yet of when those might be
on the conference calendar. When I do, I will let you know. This message
is just a heads-up of what the SIG is planning to do.

I hope that you are all, during this Hanukkah, enjoying the lights, and
experiencing some miracles of your own.

By mid-January I will be sending out a message with information about
recent updates to the Ukraine database and a synopsis of what we added
in 2017.

Best,
Janette
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Upcoming IAJGS conference and Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Dear Friends:
I am planning to be in Warsaw at the IAJGS conference August 5-10, 2018
and I hope many of you will be joining me there. I have just submitted
paperwork requesting space for a SIG meeting as well as a lunch or
dinner. Obviously, I don't have any schedule yet of when those might be
on the conference calendar. When I do, I will let you know. This message
is just a heads-up of what the SIG is planning to do.

I hope that you are all, during this Hanukkah, enjoying the lights, and
experiencing some miracles of your own.

By mid-January I will be sending out a message with information about
recent updates to the Ukraine database and a synopsis of what we added
in 2017.

Best,
Janette
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Need Hungarian Translation Assistance #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I am transcribing 1848 Szepes census records and came across a puzzling =
occupation. Looks like petsetmetszo (with an accent on the =
second e and diacritic over the =
final o. Metszo is the root for the word =
engrave=. Pecset with an accent on =
the second e means seal (as in official seal, not the =
mammal). Is petsetmetszo or seal engraver some kind of archaic =
occupation?

Vivian Kahn=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Need Hungarian Translation Assistance #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

I am transcribing 1848 Szepes census records and came across a puzzling =
occupation. Looks like petsetmetszo (with an accent on the =
second e and diacritic over the =
final o. Metszo is the root for the word =
engrave=. Pecset with an accent on =
the second e means seal (as in official seal, not the =
mammal). Is petsetmetszo or seal engraver some kind of archaic =
occupation?

Vivian Kahn=


Hungarian translator? #hungary

joanhartman@...
 

I'm looking for someone to translate some handwritten pages of an ethical will in
Hungarian >from around 1920. Would be wonderful if someone would volunteer to do it,
but I'm happy to pay translator rates. Please contact me privately if you can do it
or can refer me to someone; thanks in advance.

Joan Hartman, Ann Arbor, MI (joanhartman@ameritech.net)

Moderator: Please respond off-list as requested.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hungarian translator? #hungary

joanhartman@...
 

I'm looking for someone to translate some handwritten pages of an ethical will in
Hungarian >from around 1920. Would be wonderful if someone would volunteer to do it,
but I'm happy to pay translator rates. Please contact me privately if you can do it
or can refer me to someone; thanks in advance.

Joan Hartman, Ann Arbor, MI (joanhartman@ameritech.net)

Moderator: Please respond off-list as requested.


William POSNER- Philadelphia 1930s #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My mother , Adina KATZOFF, writes in her autobiography ("A child of the dessert")
about a William POSNER who lived with my parents in Philly during the mid-1930s.
He was a New Yorker who studied social work at U. of P. and "eventually became
prominent in his field" but they never heard >from him since his graduation.

I would be interested to know what became of him, very good chance he
is not "among us" today as he probably would've been about 105 today.
My mother who is 103 today writes that he became a big brother to her.

Shavua tov, Chag Sameach and Chodesh tov.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen William POSNER- Philadelphia 1930s #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My mother , Adina KATZOFF, writes in her autobiography ("A child of the dessert")
about a William POSNER who lived with my parents in Philly during the mid-1930s.
He was a New Yorker who studied social work at U. of P. and "eventually became
prominent in his field" but they never heard >from him since his graduation.

I would be interested to know what became of him, very good chance he
is not "among us" today as he probably would've been about 105 today.
My mother who is 103 today writes that he became a big brother to her.

Shavua tov, Chag Sameach and Chodesh tov.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Polish record translation #poland

Stephanie Shushan <spshushan@...>
 

I'm requesting a polish translation for this record
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53579

Is there any identifying information that would lead me to
another family connection or town?

Thanks,
Stephanie


JRI Poland #Poland Polish record translation #poland

Stephanie Shushan <spshushan@...>
 

I'm requesting a polish translation for this record
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM53579

Is there any identifying information that would lead me to
another family connection or town?

Thanks,
Stephanie


Help needed with exploring hidden Jewish origins #unitedkingdom

Laura Mayer
 

Hi there, I have just learned that my paternal grandfather was in fact
Jewish and he changed his name and identity for some reason. My
mother had an inkling but nothing was said and it became a huge secret
which has only come to light now I am researching my family tree.

This is what we now know for sure. He was born Emanuel Bernstein in
c1902. His mother was Kate (maiden name Orkovitch or Arkovitch) and
his father Marks Bernstein. Kate's father was Jacob and she had a
younger sister Eve. We believe Jacob was Polish. We also believe
that Marks' heritage was Russian.

'Manny', as my mother heard him called at his funeral, had two
sisters, Miriam and Annie and a brother Aaron. However, my Nan told
my mother that he had a brother called Jack who was a barber in
Golders Green. It is entirely possible that Aaron also changed his
name, as both he and my grandfather were put in the Jewish Home for
Orphans in Norwood, London in 1911 some time after their father died
in 1906. Nanny said that my grandfather 'ran away >from home' but we
think she meant 'the' home so it is possible Aaron did the same.

We know 'Manny' ran away to sea during WW1 but was sent back by the
British Navy because he was too young. He then disappears until 1922
when he resurfaces as George Edward Jackson when he married my Nan,
and states his father as Michael Jackson. All I can find on Marks
Bernstein is someone with parents going by the name of Jackson from
the Netherlands so far. Maybe this is where the name Jackson came
from? We do not know if he changed his name before he left, on the
boat going over or on re-entry to the UK.

My nan says that Ted as he then became known, went to America before
they married, enlisted in the US Navy and became naturalised before
returning home. He was also a merchant seaman going all over the
world, and then latterly a docker in the East End of London. He then
crops up again in the mini census before WW2 in 1939 as George
Jackson, living in Stratford at an address we know well.

Grandad died in 1954 of a congenital heart condition. He is said to
have hated his mother and the idea of stepfathers. With hindsight we
believe this was because the boys were put in the home, presumably
after Kate remarried, but this is speculation based on tidbits from
Nanny. Nanny always said Kate was horrified Ted married a non Jew.
Mum remembers his sisters (and possibly Kate) barely, after being
taken to see them at about 5 or 6 years old when they were living in
Bow, East London and at Grandad's funeral. The whole female side of
the family were seamstresses/machinists.

My Nan gave me a beautiful Star of David when I was young. At the
time I didn't think anything of it but later I was bemused as to why a
baptised (non practising) christian of Irish heritage would do such a
thing! Was it a family piece handed down perhaps, but then why me?!

I can understand why he might change his name given the issues for
Jews in the East End at that time but I would love to get to the
bottom of this and maybe explore my heritage further.

If anyone has any ideas, tips or information I would be very grateful.

Kind regards
Laura Mayer
mishkasmummy@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Help needed with exploring hidden Jewish origins #unitedkingdom

Laura Mayer
 

Hi there, I have just learned that my paternal grandfather was in fact
Jewish and he changed his name and identity for some reason. My
mother had an inkling but nothing was said and it became a huge secret
which has only come to light now I am researching my family tree.

This is what we now know for sure. He was born Emanuel Bernstein in
c1902. His mother was Kate (maiden name Orkovitch or Arkovitch) and
his father Marks Bernstein. Kate's father was Jacob and she had a
younger sister Eve. We believe Jacob was Polish. We also believe
that Marks' heritage was Russian.

'Manny', as my mother heard him called at his funeral, had two
sisters, Miriam and Annie and a brother Aaron. However, my Nan told
my mother that he had a brother called Jack who was a barber in
Golders Green. It is entirely possible that Aaron also changed his
name, as both he and my grandfather were put in the Jewish Home for
Orphans in Norwood, London in 1911 some time after their father died
in 1906. Nanny said that my grandfather 'ran away >from home' but we
think she meant 'the' home so it is possible Aaron did the same.

We know 'Manny' ran away to sea during WW1 but was sent back by the
British Navy because he was too young. He then disappears until 1922
when he resurfaces as George Edward Jackson when he married my Nan,
and states his father as Michael Jackson. All I can find on Marks
Bernstein is someone with parents going by the name of Jackson from
the Netherlands so far. Maybe this is where the name Jackson came
from? We do not know if he changed his name before he left, on the
boat going over or on re-entry to the UK.

My nan says that Ted as he then became known, went to America before
they married, enlisted in the US Navy and became naturalised before
returning home. He was also a merchant seaman going all over the
world, and then latterly a docker in the East End of London. He then
crops up again in the mini census before WW2 in 1939 as George
Jackson, living in Stratford at an address we know well.

Grandad died in 1954 of a congenital heart condition. He is said to
have hated his mother and the idea of stepfathers. With hindsight we
believe this was because the boys were put in the home, presumably
after Kate remarried, but this is speculation based on tidbits from
Nanny. Nanny always said Kate was horrified Ted married a non Jew.
Mum remembers his sisters (and possibly Kate) barely, after being
taken to see them at about 5 or 6 years old when they were living in
Bow, East London and at Grandad's funeral. The whole female side of
the family were seamstresses/machinists.

My Nan gave me a beautiful Star of David when I was young. At the
time I didn't think anything of it but later I was bemused as to why a
baptised (non practising) christian of Irish heritage would do such a
thing! Was it a family piece handed down perhaps, but then why me?!

I can understand why he might change his name given the issues for
Jews in the East End at that time but I would love to get to the
bottom of this and maybe explore my heritage further.

If anyone has any ideas, tips or information I would be very grateful.

Kind regards
Laura Mayer
mishkasmummy@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.

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