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Philly2009: Tours and Film Festival #ciechanow #poland

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to tell you that the tours being offered during
the conference and the films being shown for the Film Festival are now
at the conference web site: www.Philly2009.org

(1) Tours. You may now register for the wonderful tours being offered.

If you have already registered, go to Registration Update (you will
need your Log-in and password received with your registration
confirmation). Click on "optional programs" and select the tour or
tours you want to take.

If you have not registered yet, please do so now so you can sign up
for the tours, as well as all the other fee based options that are
available.

There are 3 walking tours, 4 bus tours, and 2 cemetery visits for
research available. You can find information about these specific
trips by going to the Program and searching in the "Session Topic" box
for Sightseeing Tours or Cemetery Visits. Or, you can click on the
left hand button on the home page for "Travel and Tours." Please
carefully read our advice for those taking tours and/or going on the
cemetery visits for research.

The deadline for purchasing tickets for trips is Sunday, July 19, 2009
at 11:59 pm US central time. Should you purchase a ticket and then
wish to cancel your reservation, you must do so before Sunday, July
19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time for a full refund. Cancellations
after that date will not receive a refund.

However, we urge you to make your reservation before June 30 because
we must inform the bus company in early July as to the number of
registrants. Low ticket purchases at that point will likely lead to
cancellations.

You may purchase trip tickets for guests who are not registered for
the conference. Once you are at the conference, you can check at the
registration desk to see if tickets are still available for purchase.

(2) Film Festival. The complete schedule for the IAJGS Conference
Film Festival is now online. You can view each film in the context of
the entire day of programs by going
directly to the link at: http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm

If you want to view just the films at a glance, go to "Session Topic"
and click on "Film Festival" and then "Search." If you click on the
film's title, the descriptive section with a synopsis and photos will
pop up.

Please note that some of the films are being shown more than once
during the conference week to make it easier to catch them. Many of
the films have speakers
attending -- filmmakers, researchers, or participants in the creative
process -- who will introduce their work and then discuss and/or take
Q & A afterwards.

The Film Festival is open to all conference registrants and attendance
does not require any addition fee payments.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly,
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@...


#Ciechanow #Poland Philly2009: Tours and Film Festival #ciechanow #poland

David Mink
 

We are very pleased to tell you that the tours being offered during
the conference and the films being shown for the Film Festival are now
at the conference web site: www.Philly2009.org

(1) Tours. You may now register for the wonderful tours being offered.

If you have already registered, go to Registration Update (you will
need your Log-in and password received with your registration
confirmation). Click on "optional programs" and select the tour or
tours you want to take.

If you have not registered yet, please do so now so you can sign up
for the tours, as well as all the other fee based options that are
available.

There are 3 walking tours, 4 bus tours, and 2 cemetery visits for
research available. You can find information about these specific
trips by going to the Program and searching in the "Session Topic" box
for Sightseeing Tours or Cemetery Visits. Or, you can click on the
left hand button on the home page for "Travel and Tours." Please
carefully read our advice for those taking tours and/or going on the
cemetery visits for research.

The deadline for purchasing tickets for trips is Sunday, July 19, 2009
at 11:59 pm US central time. Should you purchase a ticket and then
wish to cancel your reservation, you must do so before Sunday, July
19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time for a full refund. Cancellations
after that date will not receive a refund.

However, we urge you to make your reservation before June 30 because
we must inform the bus company in early July as to the number of
registrants. Low ticket purchases at that point will likely lead to
cancellations.

You may purchase trip tickets for guests who are not registered for
the conference. Once you are at the conference, you can check at the
registration desk to see if tickets are still available for purchase.

(2) Film Festival. The complete schedule for the IAJGS Conference
Film Festival is now online. You can view each film in the context of
the entire day of programs by going
directly to the link at: http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm

If you want to view just the films at a glance, go to "Session Topic"
and click on "Film Festival" and then "Search." If you click on the
film's title, the descriptive section with a synopsis and photos will
pop up.

Please note that some of the films are being shown more than once
during the conference week to make it easier to catch them. Many of
the films have speakers
attending -- filmmakers, researchers, or participants in the creative
process -- who will introduce their work and then discuss and/or take
Q & A afterwards.

The Film Festival is open to all conference registrants and attendance
does not require any addition fee payments.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly,
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs
Information@...


JewishGen Board of Governors #ciechanow #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen has re-energized its Board of Governors, whose major
responsibility is the long-term planning for the organization.

Honorary Chair Harvey Krueger, and Co-chairs Karen S. Franklin
and Gary Mokotoff will be joined by Board Members:
Stanley Diamond, Saul Issroff, Phyllis Kramer, Anne Feder Lee,
Hadassah Lipsius, Howard Margol, E. Randol Schoenberg, and
Walter Weiner. Ex-Officio members include Museum of Jewish
Heritage Director Dr. David G. Marwell, JewishGen Managing
Director Warren Blatt, JewishGen Vice-President Michael Tobias,
and JewishGen Administrator Avraham Groll.

The Governors hail >from London, Montreal, Hawaii, Atlanta,
Florida, Los Angeles, New York, and beyond. They bring with
them many years of extensive knowledge about genealogy,
philanthropy, and Jewish history.

More information can be found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/pr/Press_Release.2009.06.01.BoG.htm

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@...>


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen Board of Governors #ciechanow #poland

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen has re-energized its Board of Governors, whose major
responsibility is the long-term planning for the organization.

Honorary Chair Harvey Krueger, and Co-chairs Karen S. Franklin
and Gary Mokotoff will be joined by Board Members:
Stanley Diamond, Saul Issroff, Phyllis Kramer, Anne Feder Lee,
Hadassah Lipsius, Howard Margol, E. Randol Schoenberg, and
Walter Weiner. Ex-Officio members include Museum of Jewish
Heritage Director Dr. David G. Marwell, JewishGen Managing
Director Warren Blatt, JewishGen Vice-President Michael Tobias,
and JewishGen Administrator Avraham Groll.

The Governors hail >from London, Montreal, Hawaii, Atlanta,
Florida, Los Angeles, New York, and beyond. They bring with
them many years of extensive knowledge about genealogy,
philanthropy, and Jewish history.

More information can be found here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/pr/Press_Release.2009.06.01.BoG.htm

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen
<wblatt@...>


Re: legal name of cloak business NY City circa 1916 #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Jacqueline Fineblit wrote on 26 jun 2009 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My husband's grandfather was a cloak and suit manufacturer. In 1916 his
business was located at 57 E. Broadway, NY, NY. How can I find the legal
name of the business? And any legal documents pertaining to the business?
In the 1916 NY Business & City Directory he is listed as Isaac Ringel,
cloaks, 57 E Broadway, home 173 Henry St.
A 7 minute walk <http://tinyurl.com/cloakandsuit>

Could we have a name of your GFiL?

in 1906/1907 "Max Rethnan" lived at 57 E. Broadway
according to the American Jewish Yearbook
<http://www.ajcarchives.org/ajc_data/files/1907_1908_5_yearreview.pdf>

Could Rethnan be the name?

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The tinyurl above leads to a Google map of the area.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: legal name of cloak business NY City circa 1916 #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Jacqueline Fineblit wrote on 26 jun 2009 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My husband's grandfather was a cloak and suit manufacturer. In 1916 his
business was located at 57 E. Broadway, NY, NY. How can I find the legal
name of the business? And any legal documents pertaining to the business?
In the 1916 NY Business & City Directory he is listed as Isaac Ringel,
cloaks, 57 E Broadway, home 173 Henry St.
A 7 minute walk <http://tinyurl.com/cloakandsuit>

Could we have a name of your GFiL?

in 1906/1907 "Max Rethnan" lived at 57 E. Broadway
according to the American Jewish Yearbook
<http://www.ajcarchives.org/ajc_data/files/1907_1908_5_yearreview.pdf>

Could Rethnan be the name?

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

MODERATOR NOTE: The tinyurl above leads to a Google map of the area.


Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

I went back to my original order form >from the NYC Municipal Archives and
see that the photos which they have are >from the 1940 Tax survey. The cost
is $30 for an 8 x 10 print. The form indicates an additional $5 fee for a
block and lot search which I did not pay for and that is likely the reason
I received unspecific prints.
The address is NYC Municipal Archives, 31 Chamber Street, New York NY
10007.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage MI

In a message dated 6/26/2009 11:24:33 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
pzavon@... writes:
What people are really looking for in this thread is not the photos >from the
NYPL, nor, I think those >from the Municipal Archive, but the New York City
Tax Photos, resulting >from a New Deal era project to photograph EACH
individual property in the city. My recollection, >from a presentation on
this that I attended a few years ago, is that the photos are at the City
Building Department but can be ordered on-line or by mail. To do that,
however, you need the Tax Lot number of the property in question.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

I went back to my original order form >from the NYC Municipal Archives and
see that the photos which they have are >from the 1940 Tax survey. The cost
is $30 for an 8 x 10 print. The form indicates an additional $5 fee for a
block and lot search which I did not pay for and that is likely the reason
I received unspecific prints.
The address is NYC Municipal Archives, 31 Chamber Street, New York NY
10007.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage MI

In a message dated 6/26/2009 11:24:33 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
pzavon@... writes:
What people are really looking for in this thread is not the photos >from the
NYPL, nor, I think those >from the Municipal Archive, but the New York City
Tax Photos, resulting >from a New Deal era project to photograph EACH
individual property in the city. My recollection, >from a presentation on
this that I attended a few years ago, is that the photos are at the City
Building Department but can be ordered on-line or by mail. To do that,
however, you need the Tax Lot number of the property in question.


Re: GOLDMAN and Zwehill (?) Dynasty, Brezezany #galicia

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I think I asked this before but I lost the e-mails: One of my
ancestors is recorded as being Rav Yosef (Rabbi?)of Breznitz. The
personalities of his generation came mostly >from the area of Skalat,
Kremenetz, Starokonstantine. Could Breznitz be the same town as
Berezna? Can someone suggest another town for Breznitz? Can someone
identify a Rav of Berezna (or Breznitz) who lived around the turn of
the 18/19th centuries?

Thank you

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: GOLDMAN and Zwehill (?) Dynasty, Brezezany #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I think I asked this before but I lost the e-mails: One of my
ancestors is recorded as being Rav Yosef (Rabbi?)of Breznitz. The
personalities of his generation came mostly >from the area of Skalat,
Kremenetz, Starokonstantine. Could Breznitz be the same town as
Berezna? Can someone suggest another town for Breznitz? Can someone
identify a Rav of Berezna (or Breznitz) who lived around the turn of
the 18/19th centuries?

Thank you

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat


Can someone pick up a document in Suitland, MD, please? #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
A few days back I asked for help finding a Petition for naturalization
for Fannie Sperling in Washington, DC. It was filed in the US District
Court in 1934. I'm getting close.
Luckily, I found a very helpful bureaucrat. The courthouse records are
held in the Washington National Records Center in Suitland, MD. A woman
named Sandra found the document and has it on her desk. Yesterday she
told me she had it and asked for my credit card info.

"how much?"
"let's see, it's a civil case file, ... $70."
"$70 is a lot!"
"Yeah."
"How much would it cost if I walked into your office & asked for it?"
"25 cents."
"Hmm, maybe I can have someone get it for me."
"OK, just let me know when they'll be coming."

So, does anyone have business around Suitland (or do you know anyone who
does), so that I may impose on you to impersonate a cousin & get the
record >from Sandra? I'll gladly reimburse the quarter it will cost (plus
postage, gas & whatever) and get you directions!
Thanks for your help.

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Researching: GESTETNER, GOMPERTZ, HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN
(Slovakia), STEINER (Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel,
Germany), COHEN (Myszyniec area, Poland), KATZ (Pultusk, Poland),
WAJSTUCH (Pinczow, Poland), NUSYNOWICZ (Busko, Poland), REDER/KLURGLUS
(Mel'nitsa, Ukraine), HERSCHENHORN (Zamosc, Poland), RAYNORMAN (Zamosc &
Miedzerzyc Podlaski, Poland), HALPERN/KRONGOLD (Ustilug & Ludmir)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Can someone pick up a document in Suitland, MD, please? #general

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Hi,
A few days back I asked for help finding a Petition for naturalization
for Fannie Sperling in Washington, DC. It was filed in the US District
Court in 1934. I'm getting close.
Luckily, I found a very helpful bureaucrat. The courthouse records are
held in the Washington National Records Center in Suitland, MD. A woman
named Sandra found the document and has it on her desk. Yesterday she
told me she had it and asked for my credit card info.

"how much?"
"let's see, it's a civil case file, ... $70."
"$70 is a lot!"
"Yeah."
"How much would it cost if I walked into your office & asked for it?"
"25 cents."
"Hmm, maybe I can have someone get it for me."
"OK, just let me know when they'll be coming."

So, does anyone have business around Suitland (or do you know anyone who
does), so that I may impose on you to impersonate a cousin & get the
record >from Sandra? I'll gladly reimburse the quarter it will cost (plus
postage, gas & whatever) and get you directions!
Thanks for your help.

David Dubin
Teaneck, NJ

Researching: GESTETNER, GOMPERTZ, HAUSER/LINK/ZUCKMAN/FELDMAN
(Slovakia), STEINER (Hungary), WEISS (Bratislava, Slovakia & Kochel,
Germany), COHEN (Myszyniec area, Poland), KATZ (Pultusk, Poland),
WAJSTUCH (Pinczow, Poland), NUSYNOWICZ (Busko, Poland), REDER/KLURGLUS
(Mel'nitsa, Ukraine), HERSCHENHORN (Zamosc, Poland), RAYNORMAN (Zamosc &
Miedzerzyc Podlaski, Poland), HALPERN/KRONGOLD (Ustilug & Ludmir)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


legal name of cloak business NY City circa 1916 #general

Jacqueline Fineblit
 

Hi Genners
My husband's grandfather was a cloak and suit manufacturer. In 1916 his
business was located at 57 E. Broadway, NY, NY. How can I find the legal
name of the business? And any legal documents pertaining to the business?
In the 1916 NY Business & City Directory he is listed as Isaac Ringel,
cloaks, 57 E Broadway, home 173 Henry St.
Jacqueline Fineblit
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen legal name of cloak business NY City circa 1916 #general

Jacqueline Fineblit
 

Hi Genners
My husband's grandfather was a cloak and suit manufacturer. In 1916 his
business was located at 57 E. Broadway, NY, NY. How can I find the legal
name of the business? And any legal documents pertaining to the business?
In the 1916 NY Business & City Directory he is listed as Isaac Ringel,
cloaks, 57 E Broadway, home 173 Henry St.
Jacqueline Fineblit
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

What people are really looking for in this thread is not the photos >from the
NYPL, nor, I think those >from the Municipal Archive, but the New York City
Tax Photos, resulting >from a New Deal era project to photograph EACH
individual property in the city. My recollection, >from a presentation on
this that I attended a few years ago, is that the photos are at the City
Building Department but can be ordered on-line or by mail. To do that,
however, you need the Tax Lot number of the property in question.

Others will need to provide the details, as I don't have them at present.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...

<Aejordan@...> wrote:

In a message dated 6/25/2009 7:51:28 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
JOECYP@... writes:
You should be aware that the pictures available >from the NYC
Municipal Archives are not for exact addresses

I had a different experience. I did a look up for someone on these
files and yes it showed more than one building but it clearly showed
the building she was looking for. I also got a second view of the
building >from the previous picture on the reel. They were very clear
and distinct. You could read the building number and even the sign
in the restaurant window. Also if the building in the corner you can
try the cross street and sometimes get a third view. But the
pictures >from what I saw clearly showed each building or lot. Maybe
they sent you the wrong picture?
Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for Pictures of Monroe, Henry and Rutgers Streets NYC 1900-1918 #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

What people are really looking for in this thread is not the photos >from the
NYPL, nor, I think those >from the Municipal Archive, but the New York City
Tax Photos, resulting >from a New Deal era project to photograph EACH
individual property in the city. My recollection, >from a presentation on
this that I attended a few years ago, is that the photos are at the City
Building Department but can be ordered on-line or by mail. To do that,
however, you need the Tax Lot number of the property in question.

Others will need to provide the details, as I don't have them at present.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...

<Aejordan@...> wrote:

In a message dated 6/25/2009 7:51:28 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
JOECYP@... writes:
You should be aware that the pictures available >from the NYC
Municipal Archives are not for exact addresses

I had a different experience. I did a look up for someone on these
files and yes it showed more than one building but it clearly showed
the building she was looking for. I also got a second view of the
building >from the previous picture on the reel. They were very clear
and distinct. You could read the building number and even the sign
in the restaurant window. Also if the building in the corner you can
try the cross street and sometimes get a third view. But the
pictures >from what I saw clearly showed each building or lot. Maybe
they sent you the wrong picture?
Allan Jordan


FamilyTreeDNA 50% off sale until June 30th #ukraine

akaha@...
 

FamilyTreeDNA is offering their Y-DNA 37-marker (father to father to
father) plus mtDNA (mother to mother to mother) for only $119. To
qualify for this deal you must join a group by June 30th and pay for
your kit by July 7th. FamilyTreeDNA is the same service that is
featured on the Jewishgen DNA pages.

The Y-chromosome 37 marker test can show if two individuals are
related within the 7-9 generation range. Since the Y chromosome is
passed essentially unchanged >from father to son, the donor must be a
direct line male. So they will most likely (but not necessarily) have
the same surname as their ancestor.

Since the Ukraine SIG doesn't have a FamilyTreeDNA project, you would
need to find a different project to join. Since you can join as many
groups as you wish, you just need to join a group now to get the
special rate and then you can add other groups or remove yourself a
group at any time.

Here are some of the projects that you can join:
Jewish Heritage Project (938 members)
Jewish Ukraine-West (334 members)
Gesher Galicia (132 members)
Belarus SIG (42 members)
Belarus SIG (42 members)
Scandinavia SIG (1 members)
GermanJewish (34 members)

Send me a note if you want a link to any of the above websites to
check them out.Since your results are totally dependent on who is in
the database, you might want to increase the odds of finding matches
by forwarding this to others >from the same town or with surnames in
your direct line. In just the past 3 days I contacted possible
donors >from EACH of my lines an managed to recruit 13 people already!

I am not on expert on this and my brother just mailed his test in a
few days ago, but if you have questions I will try and answer them as
best I can.

Searching: Perlzweig/Pelzweig of Kamenetz-Podilskiy

Janet Billstein Akaha
Salinas, California


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine FamilyTreeDNA 50% off sale until June 30th #ukraine

akaha@...
 

FamilyTreeDNA is offering their Y-DNA 37-marker (father to father to
father) plus mtDNA (mother to mother to mother) for only $119. To
qualify for this deal you must join a group by June 30th and pay for
your kit by July 7th. FamilyTreeDNA is the same service that is
featured on the Jewishgen DNA pages.

The Y-chromosome 37 marker test can show if two individuals are
related within the 7-9 generation range. Since the Y chromosome is
passed essentially unchanged >from father to son, the donor must be a
direct line male. So they will most likely (but not necessarily) have
the same surname as their ancestor.

Since the Ukraine SIG doesn't have a FamilyTreeDNA project, you would
need to find a different project to join. Since you can join as many
groups as you wish, you just need to join a group now to get the
special rate and then you can add other groups or remove yourself a
group at any time.

Here are some of the projects that you can join:
Jewish Heritage Project (938 members)
Jewish Ukraine-West (334 members)
Gesher Galicia (132 members)
Belarus SIG (42 members)
Belarus SIG (42 members)
Scandinavia SIG (1 members)
GermanJewish (34 members)

Send me a note if you want a link to any of the above websites to
check them out.Since your results are totally dependent on who is in
the database, you might want to increase the odds of finding matches
by forwarding this to others >from the same town or with surnames in
your direct line. In just the past 3 days I contacted possible
donors >from EACH of my lines an managed to recruit 13 people already!

I am not on expert on this and my brother just mailed his test in a
few days ago, but if you have questions I will try and answer them as
best I can.

Searching: Perlzweig/Pelzweig of Kamenetz-Podilskiy

Janet Billstein Akaha
Salinas, California


Kaminets Podolsk Archive - Any News? #ukraine

mmedavis@...
 

I understand that after the fire at the archive in Kaminets Podolsk in 2003
all the survivivng material was moved to Kiev for restoration. Does anyone
know if this material has now been restored? if any of it has been
catalogued and where further information on the details might be available?

Thanks

Martin Davis
mmedavis@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kaminets Podolsk Archive - Any News? #ukraine

mmedavis@...
 

I understand that after the fire at the archive in Kaminets Podolsk in 2003
all the survivivng material was moved to Kiev for restoration. Does anyone
know if this material has now been restored? if any of it has been
catalogued and where further information on the details might be available?

Thanks

Martin Davis
mmedavis@...