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Yizkor Book Project, May 2010 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Happily the month of May saw a continued hubbub of activity in the
Yizkor Book project. So many out there are contributing to the
success of the project and at every opportunity I send out my thanks
to the coordinators, volunteers and translators for the incredible
work they are doing in keeping the flame of our lost families and
communities alive. If there is a Yizkor Book that has yet to appear
in our index and it is close to your heart, please contact me and I
will assist, as much as possible in helping you to see translations
of this book online.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Dorohoi, Romania (Generations of Judaism and Zionism in Dorohoi,
Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dorohoi/Dorohoi.html

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to
the community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

Added 12 new entries:

- Batchuska, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181f.html

- Bendzingai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181g.html

- Berzai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182e.html

- Berzgainiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182f.html

- Berzininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181h.html

- Berzole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181i.html

- Betygala, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00170.html

- Boruvka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168b.html

- Budvietis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00163b.html

- Butkunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168c.html

- Novi Sad, Serbia (Pinkas Yugoslavia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_yugoslavia/yug_00178.html

- Padubysys (Bazilionai), Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00168.html

We have continued to update 18 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brzeziny/brzeziny.html

- Dieveninskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dieveniskes/Dieveniskes.html

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Goworowo/Goworowo.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish
community; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Krynki, Poland (Memorial Book of Krynki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Krynki/Krynki.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lithuania (Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno/ratno.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish
communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/Svencionys.html

- Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow, Poland (The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tarnobrzeg/Tarnobrzeg.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) -
addition of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html

During this last month we also added two new Translation Fund Projects:
Divenishok (Dieveniskes), Lithuania and Koidonov (Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus).
These were begun in order to engage professional translators who will help
facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation of these books online.

If you are able to assist financially to these particular books them or any
of those appearing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
your donation would be very much appreciated.

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #latvia

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@taylorandstrong.com) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@jgsla2010.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, May 2010 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Happily the month of May saw a continued hubbub of activity in the
Yizkor Book project. So many out there are contributing to the
success of the project and at every opportunity I send out my thanks
to the coordinators, volunteers and translators for the incredible
work they are doing in keeping the flame of our lost families and
communities alive. If there is a Yizkor Book that has yet to appear
in our index and it is close to your heart, please contact me and I
will assist, as much as possible in helping you to see translations
of this book online.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Dorohoi, Romania (Generations of Judaism and Zionism in Dorohoi,
Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dorohoi/Dorohoi.html

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to
the community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

Added 12 new entries:

- Batchuska, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181f.html

- Bendzingai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181g.html

- Berzai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182e.html

- Berzgainiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182f.html

- Berzininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181h.html

- Berzole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181i.html

- Betygala, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00170.html

- Boruvka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168b.html

- Budvietis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00163b.html

- Butkunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168c.html

- Novi Sad, Serbia (Pinkas Yugoslavia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_yugoslavia/yug_00178.html

- Padubysys (Bazilionai), Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00168.html

We have continued to update 18 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brzeziny/brzeziny.html

- Dieveninskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dieveniskes/Dieveniskes.html

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Goworowo/Goworowo.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish
community; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Krynki, Poland (Memorial Book of Krynki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Krynki/Krynki.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lithuania (Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno/ratno.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish
communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/Svencionys.html

- Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow, Poland (The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tarnobrzeg/Tarnobrzeg.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) -
addition of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html

During this last month we also added two new Translation Fund Projects:
Divenishok (Dieveniskes), Lithuania and Koidonov (Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus).
These were begun in order to engage professional translators who will help
facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation of these books online.

If you are able to assist financially to these particular books them or any
of those appearing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
your donation would be very much appreciated.

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #latvia

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@taylorandstrong.com) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@jgsla2010.com


RUBENSTEIN - Chicago/New York #usa

dan.henderson@...
 

I am eager to learn about our ancestor Louis RUBENSTEIN. He, and Henrietta
PEARLSTEIN lived in Chicago, she died about 1880 in Chicago, he then put two
children in an orphanage (Bellefaire, Cleveland, Ohio), came back to pick
them up a couple years later, then "disappeared!"

Louis RUBENSTEIN was born about 1840, we believe in Germany. He married
Henrietta PEARLSTEIN about 1860 in Germany. They came to the US after their
first two daughters, Carrie and Lena, were born (in Germany), and before
Rachel Rose RUBENSTEIN was born, in Chicago, IL. The family believes
Louis's name was Alexander and was changed to Louis upon arrival in the US.

The 1880 Chicago census has them in Jefferson Street, Chicago with their six
children. The census has them >from Germany. When Henrietta died (in
childbirth with son Maurice), between 1879 and 1884, Louis RUBENSTEIN put
two of his youngest children, Jacob and Samuel, into the Jewish Orphans Home
in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 1884.

The records there at Bellefaire say that they were later "discharged to L
RUBENSTEIN who has remarried." Family lore is that he and his new wife
moved to New York City where he died in a Jewish old folks home, around
1910-1920?? Jacob and Samuel RUBENSTEIN changed their surname to REULER.

There's some evidence that Alexander RUBENSTEIN was Louis' father, born
about 1814 in Germany. Of course, I am interested in Louis and Henrietta's
birth and marriage place and date, parents, . .. . . . . . all about them
prior to their arrival in the U.S.

But, we have lost Louis as he retrieved his two younger children.
So, here in this posting, I am searching for clues to discover what happened
to him when he left the orphanage in Cleveland, July, 1888. Where did he
go, who did he marry, where did he die, etc.

I hope someone can shed some light here or provide a few clues.

Thank you. Dan Henderson, New Orleans, La. dan.henderson@cox.net


IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #usa

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@taylorandstrong.com) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@jgsla2010.com


Early American SIG #USA RUBENSTEIN - Chicago/New York #usa

dan.henderson@...
 

I am eager to learn about our ancestor Louis RUBENSTEIN. He, and Henrietta
PEARLSTEIN lived in Chicago, she died about 1880 in Chicago, he then put two
children in an orphanage (Bellefaire, Cleveland, Ohio), came back to pick
them up a couple years later, then "disappeared!"

Louis RUBENSTEIN was born about 1840, we believe in Germany. He married
Henrietta PEARLSTEIN about 1860 in Germany. They came to the US after their
first two daughters, Carrie and Lena, were born (in Germany), and before
Rachel Rose RUBENSTEIN was born, in Chicago, IL. The family believes
Louis's name was Alexander and was changed to Louis upon arrival in the US.

The 1880 Chicago census has them in Jefferson Street, Chicago with their six
children. The census has them >from Germany. When Henrietta died (in
childbirth with son Maurice), between 1879 and 1884, Louis RUBENSTEIN put
two of his youngest children, Jacob and Samuel, into the Jewish Orphans Home
in Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 1884.

The records there at Bellefaire say that they were later "discharged to L
RUBENSTEIN who has remarried." Family lore is that he and his new wife
moved to New York City where he died in a Jewish old folks home, around
1910-1920?? Jacob and Samuel RUBENSTEIN changed their surname to REULER.

There's some evidence that Alexander RUBENSTEIN was Louis' father, born
about 1814 in Germany. Of course, I am interested in Louis and Henrietta's
birth and marriage place and date, parents, . .. . . . . . all about them
prior to their arrival in the U.S.

But, we have lost Louis as he retrieved his two younger children.
So, here in this posting, I am searching for clues to discover what happened
to him when he left the orphanage in Cleveland, July, 1888. Where did he
go, who did he marry, where did he die, etc.

I hope someone can shed some light here or provide a few clues.

Thank you. Dan Henderson, New Orleans, La. dan.henderson@cox.net


Early American SIG #USA IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #usa

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@taylorandstrong.com) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@jgsla2010.com


Babenhausen Judenmatrikel #germany

Sarah Bernarde
 

Does anyone have a copy of the Judenmatrikel for the Babenhausen area? If
you do, would you be happy to look up information for me please. I am
looking for the FULDs of Sichenhofen.

Thank-you

Sarah Bernarde, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK s.bernarde@ntlworld.com


German SIG #Germany Babenhausen Judenmatrikel #germany

Sarah Bernarde
 

Does anyone have a copy of the Judenmatrikel for the Babenhausen area? If
you do, would you be happy to look up information for me please. I am
looking for the FULDs of Sichenhofen.

Thank-you

Sarah Bernarde, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK s.bernarde@ntlworld.com


INTRO - researching FULD family from Sichenhofen, Hesse #germany

Sarah Bernarde
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for five
years. I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy
research. I live in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, England. My native
language is English and I also know Spanish. I consider myself fairly advanced
in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is extensive. I use
several Internet browsers.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of my grandparents, of
my great grandparents and of my great great grandparents.

My primary research goals now are to find out about the FULD family of
Sichenhofen, when they came to the UK, and who was left behind in the late
1800s.

Sarah Bernarde Leighton Buzzard, Beds UK s.bernarde@ntlworld.com JGID 142251


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching FULD family from Sichenhofen, Hesse #germany

Sarah Bernarde
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for five
years. I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German Jewish Genealogy
research. I live in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, England. My native
language is English and I also know Spanish. I consider myself fairly advanced
in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is extensive. I use
several Internet browsers.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of my grandparents, of
my great grandparents and of my great great grandparents.

My primary research goals now are to find out about the FULD family of
Sichenhofen, when they came to the UK, and who was left behind in the late
1800s.

Sarah Bernarde Leighton Buzzard, Beds UK s.bernarde@ntlworld.com JGID 142251


Friedberger Anlage Synagogue, Frankfurt-a-M - commemoration of dedication 29 August 1907 #germany

Tom Heinersdorff <tom.heinersdorff@...>
 

among my Austrian-born mother's odder possessions is a small (5cm x 6.4cm,
2" x 2.5") brass plaque commemorating the Friedberger Anlage Synagogue's
dedication on 29 August 1907, in Frankfurt am Main.

The plaque shows a totally recognisable picture of the unusual frontage of
the Synagogue, and (I am told =96 I don=92t read Hebrew) has the following
inscriptions:

Top line in German: "NEUE SYNAGOGE DER JSR RELIGIONS GES FRANKFURT AM M
Centre line in Hebrew: =84Beth Adath Jeschurun=94
1st bottom line in German: EINGEWEIHT AM 29 AUGUST 1907
2nd bottom line in Hebrew: a partly illegible text, saying Jom 5 16
Ellul shennat 5400 40 10 2 10 makkom {letters E T L CH} kahal addat jeschuron

The Synagogue was destroyed 70 years ago. We don't know how the plaque found
its way to my grand-parents' non-practising household in Graz, Austria.

It has been suggested that there could have been an international public
subscription, recognized by the issuance of the plaque but why would my
grandparents (or their parents) have subscribed? My grandparents married in
June 1907, "nach israelitischen Gebr=E4uchen", honeymooned in Austria, but
could a donation have been the price of Jewish community registration?

Does anybody know what this plaque might signify?

Tom Heinersdorff, London, UK JG ID 363582 tom.heinersdorff@btinternet.com

These family names and towns I am researching are in the JGFF under my ID
number 363582 - Contact me off list for more details:
FRANZ- Berlin; BOLTE- Laufendreen, Dortmund- (Westfalen, Germany)
HEINERSDORFF- Breslau/Wroclaw; PRINZ- Breslau/Wroclaw;
FRIEDLAENDER- Berlin; SCHULZKE Potsdam;
CHAT- Neu Rausnitz/Rousinov, Budapest, Graz, Vienna; MENZEL- Vienna, London,
Melbourne, & Diekirch, (Luxembourg); STRASSMANN- Bzenec, Graz, Voitsberg;
NEUMANN- Graz, Vienna; COHNER -Graz, Vienna; TOFFLER- Vienna, USA;
TILLER- Vienna; FOGES-Vienna MODERATOR NOTE: Be sure to subscribe to the SIG
groups for Hungary, and Austria / C.R. for help with your families >from those
areas.


German SIG #Germany Friedberger Anlage Synagogue, Frankfurt-a-M - commemoration of dedication 29 August 1907 #germany

Tom Heinersdorff <tom.heinersdorff@...>
 

among my Austrian-born mother's odder possessions is a small (5cm x 6.4cm,
2" x 2.5") brass plaque commemorating the Friedberger Anlage Synagogue's
dedication on 29 August 1907, in Frankfurt am Main.

The plaque shows a totally recognisable picture of the unusual frontage of
the Synagogue, and (I am told =96 I don=92t read Hebrew) has the following
inscriptions:

Top line in German: "NEUE SYNAGOGE DER JSR RELIGIONS GES FRANKFURT AM M
Centre line in Hebrew: =84Beth Adath Jeschurun=94
1st bottom line in German: EINGEWEIHT AM 29 AUGUST 1907
2nd bottom line in Hebrew: a partly illegible text, saying Jom 5 16
Ellul shennat 5400 40 10 2 10 makkom {letters E T L CH} kahal addat jeschuron

The Synagogue was destroyed 70 years ago. We don't know how the plaque found
its way to my grand-parents' non-practising household in Graz, Austria.

It has been suggested that there could have been an international public
subscription, recognized by the issuance of the plaque but why would my
grandparents (or their parents) have subscribed? My grandparents married in
June 1907, "nach israelitischen Gebr=E4uchen", honeymooned in Austria, but
could a donation have been the price of Jewish community registration?

Does anybody know what this plaque might signify?

Tom Heinersdorff, London, UK JG ID 363582 tom.heinersdorff@btinternet.com

These family names and towns I am researching are in the JGFF under my ID
number 363582 - Contact me off list for more details:
FRANZ- Berlin; BOLTE- Laufendreen, Dortmund- (Westfalen, Germany)
HEINERSDORFF- Breslau/Wroclaw; PRINZ- Breslau/Wroclaw;
FRIEDLAENDER- Berlin; SCHULZKE Potsdam;
CHAT- Neu Rausnitz/Rousinov, Budapest, Graz, Vienna; MENZEL- Vienna, London,
Melbourne, & Diekirch, (Luxembourg); STRASSMANN- Bzenec, Graz, Voitsberg;
NEUMANN- Graz, Vienna; COHNER -Graz, Vienna; TOFFLER- Vienna, USA;
TILLER- Vienna; FOGES-Vienna MODERATOR NOTE: Be sure to subscribe to the SIG
groups for Hungary, and Austria / C.R. for help with your families >from those
areas.


Re: Researcher in ATHENS Greece for name BRITZMAN #poland

B S Britzman <bsb2007@...>
 

Hello Listers,

I have been trying without luck to find my great grandfather Daniel
Britzman.

His son Herman - my paternal grandfather - was born in Athens Greece circa
1860. I have been told that Turkish invaders destroyed many records of that
time. In spite of that do any listers have experience of research of Greek
records. Is the tale of Destruction true?

Are there any researchers in Athens listers could recommend?

Researching :
DANIEL BRITZMAN Manufacturer of Vinegar. 1820/30 Died prior to 1904.
HERMAN ERNST BRITZMAN Tailor. London 1860 - 1913
ANY BRITZMAN of ATHENS.

I have fragments of sometimes conflicting anecdotal evidence that
DANIEL BRITZMAN and his son HERMAN ERNST were Polish, German & Yiddish
speaking. There were BRICMANS in ZWICKY who were wiped out in the Holocaust
and 70 plus listed in Yad Vashem but no identification.

Best wishes

Barry S Britzman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


JRI Poland #Poland RE: Researcher in ATHENS Greece for name BRITZMAN #poland

B S Britzman <bsb2007@...>
 

Hello Listers,

I have been trying without luck to find my great grandfather Daniel
Britzman.

His son Herman - my paternal grandfather - was born in Athens Greece circa
1860. I have been told that Turkish invaders destroyed many records of that
time. In spite of that do any listers have experience of research of Greek
records. Is the tale of Destruction true?

Are there any researchers in Athens listers could recommend?

Researching :
DANIEL BRITZMAN Manufacturer of Vinegar. 1820/30 Died prior to 1904.
HERMAN ERNST BRITZMAN Tailor. London 1860 - 1913
ANY BRITZMAN of ATHENS.

I have fragments of sometimes conflicting anecdotal evidence that
DANIEL BRITZMAN and his son HERMAN ERNST were Polish, German & Yiddish
speaking. There were BRICMANS in ZWICKY who were wiped out in the Holocaust
and 70 plus listed in Yad Vashem but no identification.

Best wishes

Barry S Britzman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.


Re: Court Records for a Murder Trial in Poland in 1973 #galicia

Israel P
 

Perhaps this was covered in detail by one of the European Hebrew
newspapers of the day, HaMelitz or MaMaggid. Both are on microfilm at
the National Library on Givat Ram and elsewhere.

Israel Pickholtz

Does anyone know where I can find Court Records for a murder
trial that took place in Kolomyya, Poland, in 1873? The murders
occurred on April 11, 1873 in the town of Korolowka which is
located near Kolomyya. This was not a Pogrom. It was a house
invasion led by a disgruntled tavern patron and some of his "goons"
which he brought with him. They murdered my great-grandparents
and three of their children in the middle of the night (possibly after
the first Seder). The murderers were caught and held for trial. The
murders were reported in a Kolomyya newspaper (Russkya Rada,
April 1873). The death records of the five victims are posted on
JRI-Poland. According to the information on these documents, the
murders occurred on the night of April 11, 1873.

Oral history indicates that the murderer(s) was/were sentenced to
be hanged in the town square by order of the Emperor or King.
Oral history also indicates that the hanging was carried out.

How can I document the trial and the execution?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Please respond to me directly at stanshel@msn.com

Sincerely,
Stan Sandler


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Court Records for a Murder Trial in Poland in 1973 #poland

Israel P
 

Perhaps this was covered in detail by one of the European Hebrew
newspapers of the day, HaMelitz or MaMaggid. Both are on microfilm at
the National Library on Givat Ram and elsewhere.

Israel Pickholtz

Does anyone know where I can find Court Records for a murder
trial that took place in Kolomyya, Poland, in 1873? The murders
occurred on April 11, 1873 in the town of Korolowka which is
located near Kolomyya. This was not a Pogrom. It was a house
invasion led by a disgruntled tavern patron and some of his "goons"
which he brought with him. They murdered my great-grandparents
and three of their children in the middle of the night (possibly after
the first Seder). The murderers were caught and held for trial. The
murders were reported in a Kolomyya newspaper (Russkya Rada,
April 1873). The death records of the five victims are posted on
JRI-Poland. According to the information on these documents, the
murders occurred on the night of April 11, 1873.

Oral history indicates that the murderer(s) was/were sentenced to
be hanged in the town square by order of the Emperor or King.
Oral history also indicates that the hanging was carried out.

How can I document the trial and the execution?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Please respond to me directly at stanshel@msn.com

Sincerely,
Stan Sandler


Help please ... INGBER/INGBERG, #lodz #poland

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I have recently discovered some old letters my mother kept >from her
siblings which were sent to her shortly after WWII. One mentions
that my maternal grandfather, Hirsch Wolf INGBERG had a shop in Lodz
at 11 Listopada 3. It claims that he opened this after being deported
from Germany in 1938. This is new information to me and I do not even
know if it is accurate. All prior information indicated that the family
went to Warsaw. However, I have been told that there were relatives in
Lodz.

In looking at the Lodz Ghetto database, I find the following:

INGBER, Ita 12/01/1895 F Lodz, Poland (original address)
11 Listopada 7 (ghetto address) Altmarkt 12 Flat 8 13/09/1942 /
AUSG Hausfrau


It seems that this Ita INGBER might very well be a relative to my
grandfather Hirsch Wolf Ingberg.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might continue my research
on this connection? Is anyone familiar with the family of Ita INGBER?
Is there any source to search for a business opening during this time
period (1938/39) at this address? What is the likelihood that one could
even open a business at that time?

Any help will be most appreciated! You may respond to me privately at:
cattheater@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon, MI, USA

Searching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, AJZENSPRUNG,
MANDEL, KIRSCHROT, KUTSCHINSKI


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Help please ... INGBER/INGBERG, #lodz #poland

Elizabeth Jackson
 

Dear members,

I have recently discovered some old letters my mother kept >from her
siblings which were sent to her shortly after WWII. One mentions
that my maternal grandfather, Hirsch Wolf INGBERG had a shop in Lodz
at 11 Listopada 3. It claims that he opened this after being deported
from Germany in 1938. This is new information to me and I do not even
know if it is accurate. All prior information indicated that the family
went to Warsaw. However, I have been told that there were relatives in
Lodz.

In looking at the Lodz Ghetto database, I find the following:

INGBER, Ita 12/01/1895 F Lodz, Poland (original address)
11 Listopada 7 (ghetto address) Altmarkt 12 Flat 8 13/09/1942 /
AUSG Hausfrau


It seems that this Ita INGBER might very well be a relative to my
grandfather Hirsch Wolf Ingberg.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might continue my research
on this connection? Is anyone familiar with the family of Ita INGBER?
Is there any source to search for a business opening during this time
period (1938/39) at this address? What is the likelihood that one could
even open a business at that time?

Any help will be most appreciated! You may respond to me privately at:
cattheater@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Elizabeth Jackson
Muskegon, MI, USA

Searching: INGBERG, KLEPFISZ, WASSERSPRING, GOLDFLAM, RUDA, AJZENSPRUNG,
MANDEL, KIRSCHROT, KUTSCHINSKI