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New JewishGen Discussion Group - COMING THIS THURSDAY! #general

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that beta testing of our new JewishGen
Discussion Group platform has ended, and we are planning to go live
this Thursday, October 10, 2019.

As discussed in the past (most recently at the 2019 JewishGen Annual
Meeting), our current/old Discussion List platform is woefully
antiquated. Among its many challenges: it is not secure, it requires
messages to be sent in Plain Text, does not support accented
characters or languages other than English, cannot display links or
images, and is not mobile-friendly.

This new platform that JewishGen will begin using on Thursday is a
scalable, and sustainable solution and allows us to engage with
JewishGen members throughout the world! Here are some of the features
you will be able to enjoy and experience:

- A simple, secure, and intuitive interface that is mobile friendly.
- In addition to English, you can post messages in other languages
- Messages can have attachments, and display hyperlinks, photos, and images
- You can include formatted (bold, italic, underlined, accented) characters

All subscribers to this JewishGen Discussion Group will be
automatically migrated over to the new platform this Thursday. No
individual action needs to be taken! (To start, we are upgrading only
the main JewishGen Discussion Group. In the near future, we will focus
on upgrading the Discussion Groups of various JewishGen areas and
projects).

For additional details about this exciting upgrade, we have created a
Member Guide which can be accessed by clicking here:
http://bit.ly/JGMemberGuide.

This change comes as a result of our strategic plan to modernize our
systems and to make JewishGen more robust, sustainable, and easier to
use, and I would like to thank everyone who has played such an
integral role in getting us to this point.

Specifically, I would like to publicly express our appreciation and
gratitude to Dr. Richard (Dick) Plotz, who has managed JewishGen's
varied Discussion Lists for more than two decades, and to the entire
current team of moderators (who we don't properly thank enough) for
all of their time and devotion to managing our lists. They literally
have kept this going for many years, and I am sure that without their
help, our Discussion Lists would have stopped years ago. More about
Dick's indefatigable service to JewishGen will be distributed in the
coming weeks.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email support@JewishGen.org.
Wishing all a meaningful Yom Kippur.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New JewishGen Discussion Group - COMING THIS THURSDAY! #general

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

I am pleased to announce that beta testing of our new JewishGen
Discussion Group platform has ended, and we are planning to go live
this Thursday, October 10, 2019.

As discussed in the past (most recently at the 2019 JewishGen Annual
Meeting), our current/old Discussion List platform is woefully
antiquated. Among its many challenges: it is not secure, it requires
messages to be sent in Plain Text, does not support accented
characters or languages other than English, cannot display links or
images, and is not mobile-friendly.

This new platform that JewishGen will begin using on Thursday is a
scalable, and sustainable solution and allows us to engage with
JewishGen members throughout the world! Here are some of the features
you will be able to enjoy and experience:

- A simple, secure, and intuitive interface that is mobile friendly.
- In addition to English, you can post messages in other languages
- Messages can have attachments, and display hyperlinks, photos, and images
- You can include formatted (bold, italic, underlined, accented) characters

All subscribers to this JewishGen Discussion Group will be
automatically migrated over to the new platform this Thursday. No
individual action needs to be taken! (To start, we are upgrading only
the main JewishGen Discussion Group. In the near future, we will focus
on upgrading the Discussion Groups of various JewishGen areas and
projects).

For additional details about this exciting upgrade, we have created a
Member Guide which can be accessed by clicking here:
http://bit.ly/JGMemberGuide.

This change comes as a result of our strategic plan to modernize our
systems and to make JewishGen more robust, sustainable, and easier to
use, and I would like to thank everyone who has played such an
integral role in getting us to this point.

Specifically, I would like to publicly express our appreciation and
gratitude to Dr. Richard (Dick) Plotz, who has managed JewishGen's
varied Discussion Lists for more than two decades, and to the entire
current team of moderators (who we don't properly thank enough) for
all of their time and devotion to managing our lists. They literally
have kept this going for many years, and I am sure that without their
help, our Discussion Lists would have stopped years ago. More about
Dick's indefatigable service to JewishGen will be distributed in the
coming weeks.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email support@JewishGen.org.
Wishing all a meaningful Yom Kippur.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org


Re: Looking for families from Markt Berolzheim #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Is Daniel familiar with the Charles Berolzheimer papers at the Leo
Bach Institute in New York City?

They are digitized and available online through the Insitute,
and are full of genealogical information--some >from Markt Berolzheim,
some >from Fuerth (including many of my husband's ancestors) and other
towns in that area.

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com

Lin Herz lin32905@gmail.com wrote:

Daniel BURMANN, the volunteer archivist of Markt Berolzheim is writing a
book about the Jewish families who lived there. He is looking for
descendants of these families: ENGEL, WOLF, STERN, SCHNEIDER, HIRSCH
and HERZ. If you are descended >from one of these families, or other
Jewish families >from Markt Berolzheim let me know and I'll give
you his contact information............<snip>


ViewMate translation request: death record of Ruben FREUND, 1887 Frankfurt #germany

Renee Steinig
 

I've posted on ViewMate the death record of Ruben FREUND, who was born
in Romrod c.1815 and died in Frankfurt in August 1887. He was the
widower of my great-grandfather's sister, Fanny geb. ISENBURGER. I
would appreciate a translation of the document -- in particular the
names of the informant and of Ruben's father. (If I'm reading
correctly, his mother's name was unknown.)

The record will be on ViewMate for the next seven days:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75362
Please respond there or write me privately.

Thank you very much, Renee

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills NY genmaven@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Re: Looking for families from Markt Berolzheim #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

Is Daniel familiar with the Charles Berolzheimer papers at the Leo
Bach Institute in New York City?

They are digitized and available online through the Insitute,
and are full of genealogical information--some >from Markt Berolzheim,
some >from Fuerth (including many of my husband's ancestors) and other
towns in that area.

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com

Lin Herz lin32905@gmail.com wrote:

Daniel BURMANN, the volunteer archivist of Markt Berolzheim is writing a
book about the Jewish families who lived there. He is looking for
descendants of these families: ENGEL, WOLF, STERN, SCHNEIDER, HIRSCH
and HERZ. If you are descended >from one of these families, or other
Jewish families >from Markt Berolzheim let me know and I'll give
you his contact information............<snip>


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request: death record of Ruben FREUND, 1887 Frankfurt #germany

Renee Steinig
 

I've posted on ViewMate the death record of Ruben FREUND, who was born
in Romrod c.1815 and died in Frankfurt in August 1887. He was the
widower of my great-grandfather's sister, Fanny geb. ISENBURGER. I
would appreciate a translation of the document -- in particular the
names of the informant and of Ruben's father. (If I'm reading
correctly, his mother's name was unknown.)

The record will be on ViewMate for the next seven days:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75362
Please respond there or write me privately.

Thank you very much, Renee

Renee Stern Steinig, Dix Hills NY genmaven@gmail.com


Brest-Litovsk Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications:

Brest-Litovsk - Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora (Belarus) - Volume
II Translation of Brisk de-Lita: Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot

This is the 70th of the total of 84 titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on the web links to printable files for
those who have already purchased this title. A new edition of the
book with the index included is now available >from Amazon with the
index added at the end of the book.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

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


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Brest-Litovsk Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications:

Brest-Litovsk - Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora (Belarus) - Volume
II Translation of Brisk de-Lita: Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot

This is the 70th of the total of 84 titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on the web links to printable files for
those who have already purchased this title. A new edition of the
book with the index included is now available >from Amazon with the
index added at the end of the book.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

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


Brest-Litovsk Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #poland

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications:

Brest-Litovsk - Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora (Belarus) - Volume
II Translation of Brisk de-Lita: Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot

This is the 70th of the total of 84 titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on the web links to printable files for
those who have already purchased this title. A new edition of the
book with the index included is now available >from Amazon with the
index added at the end of the book.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

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


JRI Poland #Poland Brest-Litovsk Yizkor Book Now Indexed and Available on Line #poland

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices to one more of our
publications:

Brest-Litovsk - Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora (Belarus) - Volume
II Translation of Brisk de-Lita: Encycolpedia Shel Galuyot

This is the 70th of the total of 84 titles we have published.
Additionally we have placed on the web links to printable files for
those who have already purchased this title. A new edition of the
book with the index included is now available >from Amazon with the
index added at the end of the book.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

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


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Dror Bereznitsky
 

I request a translation >from Russian of two Polish vital records.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75355
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75330

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,
Dror Bereznitsky


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Dror Bereznitsky
 

I request a translation >from Russian of two Polish vital records.
It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75355
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75330

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,
Dror Bereznitsky


Rabbi Avrohom Yissochor Halevi Pardes #unitedkingdom

S Schwartz <ssucss@...>
 

I am looking for anyone that would have any sort of information on my GG Uncle,
Rabbi Avrohom Yissochor Halevi Pardes. He escaped >from Denkow Poland to London
at the beginning of the war and opened a school in London. He remarried Baila
Gittel Birnbaum >from London (I believe), but I don't believe there were any
children >from this marriage. Any information about him, his wife, or anything
you think I might find interesting or helpful would be greatly appreciated.

S Schwartz
New Jersey
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with the list.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Rabbi Avrohom Yissochor Halevi Pardes #unitedkingdom

S Schwartz <ssucss@...>
 

I am looking for anyone that would have any sort of information on my GG Uncle,
Rabbi Avrohom Yissochor Halevi Pardes. He escaped >from Denkow Poland to London
at the beginning of the war and opened a school in London. He remarried Baila
Gittel Birnbaum >from London (I believe), but I don't believe there were any
children >from this marriage. Any information about him, his wife, or anything
you think I might find interesting or helpful would be greatly appreciated.

S Schwartz
New Jersey
MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with the list.


Hebrew/Yiddish to German transcription #germany

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Dear Listreaders,

I have just posted my first ViewMate requests for a * transcription * of
3 documents (5 pages) written in Hebrew-German. I kindly ask for a word
for word transcription to German without any further translation.

The documents are part of a family collection at the Leo Baeck Institute
and are letters to (or from) my GGG-Grandfather Abraham GOSLAR
(1805-1884) >from Mr. Simon, Celle . You will find them on the Image
Gallery via the following links

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75411
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75412
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75413
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75414
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75415

Please respond via the form povided on the Viewmate page.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Corinna Woehrl, nee Goslar, Hoisdorf (btween Hamburg and Luebeck), GE


German SIG #Germany Hebrew/Yiddish to German transcription #germany

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Dear Listreaders,

I have just posted my first ViewMate requests for a * transcription * of
3 documents (5 pages) written in Hebrew-German. I kindly ask for a word
for word transcription to German without any further translation.

The documents are part of a family collection at the Leo Baeck Institute
and are letters to (or from) my GGG-Grandfather Abraham GOSLAR
(1805-1884) >from Mr. Simon, Celle . You will find them on the Image
Gallery via the following links

https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75411
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75412
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75413
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75414
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=75415

Please respond via the form povided on the Viewmate page.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Corinna Woehrl, nee Goslar, Hoisdorf (btween Hamburg and Luebeck), GE


Iasi records #romania

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Rom-Sig is excited to announce an initiative through which you can receive
copies of photographed birth, marriage and death records >from Iasi that have
been indexed and placed on the JewishGen.org website.

We are requesting that in order to receive copies, you make a new donation to
a Romanian project of JewishGen for a minimum donation of $15 per record. All
of these funds will be used to help obtain additional records and
transcriptions of those records.
If you are interested in receiving copies of records, send the following
locator information to: Barbara Hershey at bhershey@jewishgen.org

1. Type of record (birth, marriage, death)
2. Date of record
3. Surname(s) on the record
4. Book and item number (this is the right column on JewishGen search
results,
e.g. Book 1882-4, page 94) or image number.

We will then confirm whether we have located a copy of the requested record.
At that point, we will ask you to submit your donation to a Romanian regional
project on JewishGen JewishGen-erosity Romania Projects. We will send you the
digital image when you provide us with your confirmation number or a forwarded
copy of your donation receipt.
While you're of course free to donate at any time, we would recommend that you
wait until we confirm for you that we have located the requested records.

**Please note we will not do open-ended searching for you. This benefit will
be only for records that have already been placed on JewishGen's website. It
does not include the burial information for which we don’t have photographs.**


Barbara Hershey and Michael Moritz
Coordinators for Rom Sig
bhershey@jewishgen.org


Romania SIG #Romania Iasi records #romania

Barbara Hershey <barbara.hershey@...>
 

Rom-Sig is excited to announce an initiative through which you can receive
copies of photographed birth, marriage and death records >from Iasi that have
been indexed and placed on the JewishGen.org website.

We are requesting that in order to receive copies, you make a new donation to
a Romanian project of JewishGen for a minimum donation of $15 per record. All
of these funds will be used to help obtain additional records and
transcriptions of those records.
If you are interested in receiving copies of records, send the following
locator information to: Barbara Hershey at bhershey@jewishgen.org

1. Type of record (birth, marriage, death)
2. Date of record
3. Surname(s) on the record
4. Book and item number (this is the right column on JewishGen search
results,
e.g. Book 1882-4, page 94) or image number.

We will then confirm whether we have located a copy of the requested record.
At that point, we will ask you to submit your donation to a Romanian regional
project on JewishGen JewishGen-erosity Romania Projects. We will send you the
digital image when you provide us with your confirmation number or a forwarded
copy of your donation receipt.
While you're of course free to donate at any time, we would recommend that you
wait until we confirm for you that we have located the requested records.

**Please note we will not do open-ended searching for you. This benefit will
be only for records that have already been placed on JewishGen's website. It
does not include the burial information for which we don’t have photographs.**


Barbara Hershey and Michael Moritz
Coordinators for Rom Sig
bhershey@jewishgen.org


(US) USCIS Updates its Genealogy Request Forms #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its
two Genealogy forms on September 17, 2019 :

Form G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request: New Edition dated 9/17/2019
https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041?utm_source=rss-feed&utm_campaign=Forms%20Updates
Click on the Form G-1041 and the second one for the instructions.
The filing fee of $65.00 did not change.USCIS will also accept the December 23,
2016 form but that is no longer on their website.

Form G-1041A Genealogy Records Request: New Edition Dated 9/17/2019
https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041a
Click on the Form G-1041A and the second link beneath it for the instructions.
The filing fee of $65.00 did not change. USCIS will also accept the December 23,
2016 form but that is no longer on their website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) USCIS Updates its Genealogy Request Forms #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its
two Genealogy forms on September 17, 2019 :

Form G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request: New Edition dated 9/17/2019
https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041?utm_source=rss-feed&utm_campaign=Forms%20Updates
Click on the Form G-1041 and the second one for the instructions.
The filing fee of $65.00 did not change.USCIS will also accept the December 23,
2016 form but that is no longer on their website.

Form G-1041A Genealogy Records Request: New Edition Dated 9/17/2019
https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041a
Click on the Form G-1041A and the second link beneath it for the instructions.
The filing fee of $65.00 did not change. USCIS will also accept the December 23,
2016 form but that is no longer on their website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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