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Ukrainian Center of Genealogical Research #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

Does anyone have experience of using the Ukrainian Center of Genealogical=
Research?

I sent them $100 as requested on 3rd April, and had several emails >from them=
before and after this, but the last communication I have had was on the 2nd=
May, saying they had a 2 week holiday coming up. I've heard nothing since=
this, despite several emails >from me.

Has anyone used the Ukrainian Center of Genealogical Research before?

Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukrainian Center of Genealogical Research #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

Does anyone have experience of using the Ukrainian Center of Genealogical=
Research?

I sent them $100 as requested on 3rd April, and had several emails >from them=
before and after this, but the last communication I have had was on the 2nd=
May, saying they had a 2 week holiday coming up. I've heard nothing since=
this, despite several emails >from me.

Has anyone used the Ukrainian Center of Genealogical Research before?

Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference #austria-czech

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857-2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library's collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation's Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@RCN.COM


Yad Vashem online database #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Zvi Bernhardt of Yad Vashem has asked me to post this message
regarding difficulties experienced by researchers using the Yad
Vashem Database.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference #austria-czech

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

The Resource Room at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy will provide a wide range of electronic, print, microfilm, and
human resources to assist attendees with their research.

Computer services and databases will include....

* access to Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest census records, the New York
Times(1857-2000) and newspaper archives and Godfrey Library's collection of
online databases

* U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Database - (three million records normally
available only at the Museum) and the Shoah Foundation's Visual History
Archive search tool and testimony catalog

* Manhattan Brides Index (the data entered so far in the Genealogy
Federation of Long Island project to index 1,400,000 marriage licenses by
bride's name)

* Memorial Database of Jewish Soldiers, Partisans and Workers Killed in
Action during Nazism (a searchable database of Jews in the Russian army
killed and missing in action during WWII)

Among the 100-plus books and other print materials on hand will be...

* dozens of reference books on general and Jewish genealogy, Jewish and New
York history, immigration, translation, cemetery research, rabbinic
research, the Holocaust and a large collection of volumes on Jewish
Bialystok

* large scale insurance maps of New York's old Lower East Side and a variety
of historical and modern maps of Europe

* the Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute Fact Sheets

* individual research projects

We are also delighted to offer...

* a large collection of microfilm of Jewish interest usually housed at the
Woodside (Queens) Family History Center - including the Hamburg Emigration
Lists - and 10 microfilm readers on which to view the them

Plus we welcome the participation in the Resource Room of...

* translators to interpret documents in Russian, Polish, Spanish, Hebrew,
Yiddish, and other languages

* representatives of Ancestry.com in the Resource Room to assist in using
that site and representatives of the Shoah Foundation, available for
consultation

Please check the Resource Room page on the Conference website
(www.jgsny2006.org/resource_room.cfm) for details, additional items, and
updates. If you have material to share, please contact us at
resources@jgsny2006.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

glory1@RCN.COM


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yad Vashem online database #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Zvi Bernhardt of Yad Vashem has asked me to post this message
regarding difficulties experienced by researchers using the Yad
Vashem Database.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Another original surname question BENJAMIN #unitedkingdom

Susan <susanplouffe@...>
 

As stated on my ancestors naturalization papers in the UK, my
LEVY/LEVEY/LEVI/LEVER ancestors former name was BENJAMIN.
eg. my grandfather, Louis Lever (formerly known as Louis Benjamin).
They emigrated >from Zagare, Kaunas, Lithuania, (then Kovno, Russia) to UK in
1880's.
I have still not been able to determine if Benjamin is an anglicized version
of the original name or ?
My great grandfather's name was David.
I have searched under every possible variation of Benjamin, as well as Wolf
variations and Levi variations but have not found the family in Lithuania.
I have also been told that the Hebrew name on one of the tombstones was
LIWER/LIVER. I have not found the family under this name either.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

Susan Plouffe
Vancouver, Canada
Searching:
LIVER/BENJAMIN: Zagare, Kaunas, Lithuania
LEVI/LEVY/LEVEY/LEVER: Wales
Burton-Upon-Trent, Southport, Bournemouth, England
Glasgow, Scotland


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Another original surname question BENJAMIN #unitedkingdom

Susan <susanplouffe@...>
 

As stated on my ancestors naturalization papers in the UK, my
LEVY/LEVEY/LEVI/LEVER ancestors former name was BENJAMIN.
eg. my grandfather, Louis Lever (formerly known as Louis Benjamin).
They emigrated >from Zagare, Kaunas, Lithuania, (then Kovno, Russia) to UK in
1880's.
I have still not been able to determine if Benjamin is an anglicized version
of the original name or ?
My great grandfather's name was David.
I have searched under every possible variation of Benjamin, as well as Wolf
variations and Levi variations but have not found the family in Lithuania.
I have also been told that the Hebrew name on one of the tombstones was
LIWER/LIVER. I have not found the family under this name either.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

Susan Plouffe
Vancouver, Canada
Searching:
LIVER/BENJAMIN: Zagare, Kaunas, Lithuania
LEVI/LEVY/LEVEY/LEVER: Wales
Burton-Upon-Trent, Southport, Bournemouth, England
Glasgow, Scotland


Yad Vashem database #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Zvi Bernhardt of Yad Vashem has asked me to post this message regarding
difficulties experienced by researchers using the Yad Vashem Database.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this in
order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very important
move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of Testimony
among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently being carried out
in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most of
the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had before
Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine, but the
problems described below happens every few days. Our computer people
are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer you
quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the long
run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


French SIG #France Yad Vashem database #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Zvi Bernhardt of Yad Vashem has asked me to post this message regarding
difficulties experienced by researchers using the Yad Vashem Database.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this in
order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very important
move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of Testimony
among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently being carried out
in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most of
the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had before
Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine, but the
problems described below happens every few days. Our computer people
are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer you
quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the long
run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Yad Vashem database #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Zvi Bernhardt of Yad Vashem has asked me to post this message regarding
difficulties experienced by researchers using the Yad Vashem Database.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this in
order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very important
move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of Testimony
among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently being carried out
in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most of
the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had before
Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine, but the
problems described below happens every few days. Our computer people
are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer you
quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the long
run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Romania SIG #Romania Yad Vashem database #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Zvi Bernhardt of Yad Vashem has asked me to post this message regarding
difficulties experienced by researchers using the Yad Vashem Database.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisitions

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this in
order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very important
move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of Testimony
among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently being carried out
in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most of
the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had before
Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine, but the
problems described below happens every few days. Our computer people
are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer you
quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the long
run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Notification of Viewmate items' availability (7 days) #ukraine

Nathan Sturman
 

Hi,
Two items of mine are now available on the viewmate, numbers
VM8043 and VM 8044. They are an envelope >from my grandfather
Nathan STURMAN's landsman's association, a Vinnitsa group, I am
told, in Philadelphia addressed to his residence of the time
(1914) and the other is a STURMAN family portrait taken around
1923 after the family moved to their long term residence at 512
Dickenson St. Nathan (Nussen) Paultiel Sturman is my
grandfather.
His father's name in turn was Yitzhak Halevi-Sturman, of
Teplyk/Teplic, Podolia, Vinnitsa, with relations in or near
Uman, Kiev, perhaps main body of the family, which had a beef
cattle ranch according to family lore. Nathan was an associate
of Bernard S Pincus in Philadelphia and had a meat distribution
business on Dock St called Nathan Sturman and Son, then Nathan
Sturman's Sons after his passing in 1943.
Maybe somebody will find the items of interest or use in
indentification etc.


http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8043
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8044

All the best,
Nathan STURMAN

researching STURMAN, KAISERMAN, BLACK, SCHWARTZ, CASS/CASH,
MOSS/MAAS, MARINOV; New York, Philadelphia, Ontario, Glasgow,
Teplyk/Podolia, Uman/Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Notification of Viewmate items' availability (7 days) #ukraine

Nathan Sturman
 

Hi,
Two items of mine are now available on the viewmate, numbers
VM8043 and VM 8044. They are an envelope >from my grandfather
Nathan STURMAN's landsman's association, a Vinnitsa group, I am
told, in Philadelphia addressed to his residence of the time
(1914) and the other is a STURMAN family portrait taken around
1923 after the family moved to their long term residence at 512
Dickenson St. Nathan (Nussen) Paultiel Sturman is my
grandfather.
His father's name in turn was Yitzhak Halevi-Sturman, of
Teplyk/Teplic, Podolia, Vinnitsa, with relations in or near
Uman, Kiev, perhaps main body of the family, which had a beef
cattle ranch according to family lore. Nathan was an associate
of Bernard S Pincus in Philadelphia and had a meat distribution
business on Dock St called Nathan Sturman and Son, then Nathan
Sturman's Sons after his passing in 1943.
Maybe somebody will find the items of interest or use in
indentification etc.


http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8043
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8044

All the best,
Nathan STURMAN

researching STURMAN, KAISERMAN, BLACK, SCHWARTZ, CASS/CASH,
MOSS/MAAS, MARINOV; New York, Philadelphia, Ontario, Glasgow,
Teplyk/Podolia, Uman/Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov.


Yad Vashem #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yad Vashem #yizkorbooks

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Yad Vashem #belarus

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yad Vashem #belarus

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

On Yom Hashoah, we [Yad Vashem] put up a whole new site. We did this
in order to integrate a Russian interface for the site, a very
important move as we have also started a project to collect Pages of
Testimony among Russian speaking Jews. The project is currently
being carried out in the Ukraine and in Israel.

Like most new sites, the new site has bugs. We have sorted out most
of the bugs, but the site is still not as stable as the site we had
before Yom Hashoah. At this point, most of the time it works fine,
but the problems described below happens every few days. Our
computer people are working hard to solve the problem as quickly as
possible.

PLEASE write us at central.database@yadvashem.org.il if you encounter
technical problems with our site. We usually aren't able to answer
you quickly enough to help you, but you help us (and yourself in the
long run) by making sure we know all the problems that exist.

Zvi Bernhardt
Yad Vashem


Ports of entry early 1900's to 1920"a #general

Sue Keller <casakeller@...>
 

I am trying to figure out how where my father's father landed in the U S. I
cannot find any entry in New York. He settled in San Antonio ,Texas prior to
W W 1. His name was Daniel HAIMOVITZ. Were there ports in New Orleans?
Texas ? I know that my father, his two brothers and his Mother ( Sima)came
after the war. They were all >from Romania. Any guidance >from you would be
appreciated. You helped me recently find my Dad's birthplace. Much
appreciated.
Sue Keller.... You can personally e mail me at casakeller@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ports of entry early 1900's to 1920"a #general

Sue Keller <casakeller@...>
 

I am trying to figure out how where my father's father landed in the U S. I
cannot find any entry in New York. He settled in San Antonio ,Texas prior to
W W 1. His name was Daniel HAIMOVITZ. Were there ports in New Orleans?
Texas ? I know that my father, his two brothers and his Mother ( Sima)came
after the war. They were all >from Romania. Any guidance >from you would be
appreciated. You helped me recently find my Dad's birthplace. Much
appreciated.
Sue Keller.... You can personally e mail me at casakeller@comcast.net