Date   

LitvakSIG Nominating Committee #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

In accordance with the Bylaws section on Nominations and Elections -
"Nominations and Elections Section H. The Nominating Committee shall
have a Chairperson and four members. By April of each year, the President
shall appoint as chairperson the most recent available past President of
the Society. The President shall also appoint one board member and one
person >from the general membership to the Nominating Committee. The Board
of Directors shall appoint one board member and one person >from the general
membership to the Nominating committee."

The Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals.
Davida Handler, Chairperson - LitvakSIG Past President
Judy Baston - Board Member
Eden Joachim - Board Member
Linda Cantor - President, NYJGS - Webmaster for the Rokiskis and Kupiskis
ShtetLinks sites
Bill Israel - Immediate Past President, Tampa Bay Area JGS - has spent 27
years researching his Litvak Roots.

During our LitvakSIG Board meeting on March 9, Dorothy Leivers in the UK
was unanimously elected by the board to fill the remaining term of Olga
Zabludoff.

The present board members are as follows.

Term ends in 2010
Eden Joachim - Treasurer esjoachim@optonline.net
David Hoffman - Secretary DBH12345@aol.com
Judy Baston - Digest Moderator jrbaston@aol.com

Term ends in 2009
Howard Margol - President homargol@aol.com
Rose Lerer Cohen - in Israel rlc@shani.net
Dorothy Leivers - UK - dorfleiv@aol.com

Term ends in 2008
Mike Posnick mpoz@earthlink.net
Aaron Roetenberg aaronrb@comcast.net
Gene Alpert gene1@ix.netcom.com

The three board members whose term ends during the Chicago conference in
August have chosen not to run for reelection so others can have an
opportunity to serve on the board. This will create three open board
positions to be voted on in an election that will conclude at the Annual
LitvakSIG meeting to be held in Chicago on Monday, August 18, 2008.

When I was elected President of LitvakSIG in 2006, I stated that I would
serve in that capacity for two years. I will remain on the board until
the 2009 election but not as the President.

Future announcements about the nomination process, and a call for
nominations, will come >from Davida Handler, Chair of the Nominating
Committee.

Howard Margol
President, LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Nominating Committee #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

In accordance with the Bylaws section on Nominations and Elections -
"Nominations and Elections Section H. The Nominating Committee shall
have a Chairperson and four members. By April of each year, the President
shall appoint as chairperson the most recent available past President of
the Society. The President shall also appoint one board member and one
person >from the general membership to the Nominating Committee. The Board
of Directors shall appoint one board member and one person >from the general
membership to the Nominating committee."

The Nominating Committee is composed of the following individuals.
Davida Handler, Chairperson - LitvakSIG Past President
Judy Baston - Board Member
Eden Joachim - Board Member
Linda Cantor - President, NYJGS - Webmaster for the Rokiskis and Kupiskis
ShtetLinks sites
Bill Israel - Immediate Past President, Tampa Bay Area JGS - has spent 27
years researching his Litvak Roots.

During our LitvakSIG Board meeting on March 9, Dorothy Leivers in the UK
was unanimously elected by the board to fill the remaining term of Olga
Zabludoff.

The present board members are as follows.

Term ends in 2010
Eden Joachim - Treasurer esjoachim@optonline.net
David Hoffman - Secretary DBH12345@aol.com
Judy Baston - Digest Moderator jrbaston@aol.com

Term ends in 2009
Howard Margol - President homargol@aol.com
Rose Lerer Cohen - in Israel rlc@shani.net
Dorothy Leivers - UK - dorfleiv@aol.com

Term ends in 2008
Mike Posnick mpoz@earthlink.net
Aaron Roetenberg aaronrb@comcast.net
Gene Alpert gene1@ix.netcom.com

The three board members whose term ends during the Chicago conference in
August have chosen not to run for reelection so others can have an
opportunity to serve on the board. This will create three open board
positions to be voted on in an election that will conclude at the Annual
LitvakSIG meeting to be held in Chicago on Monday, August 18, 2008.

When I was elected President of LitvakSIG in 2006, I stated that I would
serve in that capacity for two years. I will remain on the board until
the 2009 election but not as the President.

Future announcements about the nomination process, and a call for
nominations, will come >from Davida Handler, Chair of the Nominating
Committee.

Howard Margol
President, LitvakSIG


IAJGS Chicago 2008 Conference Announcement #austria-czech

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We want to share this important announcement about the Chicago 2008
conference with all of you.

Eighteen (18) computer workshops have now been scheduled. Each workshop
lasts one hour and 45 minutes. The registration fee is $25.00 per person.
Attendance is limited to 25 individuals per workshop (note: many of the
workshops offered at last year's conference sold out). These workshops
provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn new computer and Internet
research skills or brush up on existing ones.

You can see the entire list of computer workshops by going to the conference
website and clicking on the "Breaking News" button.

The computer workshops are on the registration form and you must
register/pay in order to participate in any of them.

Because the number of participants in each workshop is limited, we suggest
that you sign up as soon as possible.

If you have not already registered for the conference, go to
www.chicago2008.org and click on "Registration"

If you have already registered, go to "registration" and then "registration
update" to add computer workshops.

And, don't forget to sign up for breakfasts with experts and/or luncheons
when you register or update your registration.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Chicago 2008 Conference Announcement #austria-czech

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We want to share this important announcement about the Chicago 2008
conference with all of you.

Eighteen (18) computer workshops have now been scheduled. Each workshop
lasts one hour and 45 minutes. The registration fee is $25.00 per person.
Attendance is limited to 25 individuals per workshop (note: many of the
workshops offered at last year's conference sold out). These workshops
provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn new computer and Internet
research skills or brush up on existing ones.

You can see the entire list of computer workshops by going to the conference
website and clicking on the "Breaking News" button.

The computer workshops are on the registration form and you must
register/pay in order to participate in any of them.

Because the number of participants in each workshop is limited, we suggest
that you sign up as soon as possible.

If you have not already registered for the conference, go to
www.chicago2008.org and click on "Registration"

If you have already registered, go to "registration" and then "registration
update" to add computer workshops.

And, don't forget to sign up for breakfasts with experts and/or luncheons
when you register or update your registration.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Khashchevato and Probuzno #yizkorbooks

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know how to contact Leonid Roytman, the author of Khashchevato,
so that I can purchase the book.
Also, is there a Yizkor Book for the town Probuzno (excuse my spelling.)

Thank you,
Blake Fleisher
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only. Please sign all messages with your location
as well as your full name.
Researching:

STAVCHANSKY and NUDELMAN in Khoshchevatoye (Hashavata), Ukraine
STARINSKY in Odessa, Ukraine
GOLDBERG in Antopol, Belarus
SCHIFFMAN in Probuzno
BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Toast, Austria
FLEISHER in Proskurov, Ukraine
ALEXSEVITZ (ALEXSEVICH) in Kussiva, Ukraine


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Khashchevato and Probuzno #yizkorbooks

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Does anyone know how to contact Leonid Roytman, the author of Khashchevato,
so that I can purchase the book.
Also, is there a Yizkor Book for the town Probuzno (excuse my spelling.)

Thank you,
Blake Fleisher
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies only. Please sign all messages with your location
as well as your full name.
Researching:

STAVCHANSKY and NUDELMAN in Khoshchevatoye (Hashavata), Ukraine
STARINSKY in Odessa, Ukraine
GOLDBERG in Antopol, Belarus
SCHIFFMAN in Probuzno
BERKOWITZ (BERKOVICH) in Toast, Austria
FLEISHER in Proskurov, Ukraine
ALEXSEVITZ (ALEXSEVICH) in Kussiva, Ukraine


Re: Debarred #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is a reference which explains the policies of this type of debarrment and
others:

"The Strange Career of the Illegal Alien: Immigration Retriction and Deportation
Policy in the United States", 1921-1965, by Mae M. Ngai, Law and History Review,
Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring, 2003), pp. 69-107.

http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/21.1/ngai.html

I believe that ACIMT is "a crime involving moral turpitude" which is a
classification found in immigration and other case law. The term LPC is
"liable to become a public charge at time of entry".

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Debarred #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

There is a reference which explains the policies of this type of debarrment and
others:

"The Strange Career of the Illegal Alien: Immigration Retriction and Deportation
Policy in the United States", 1921-1965, by Mae M. Ngai, Law and History Review,
Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring, 2003), pp. 69-107.

http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/21.1/ngai.html

I believe that ACIMT is "a crime involving moral turpitude" which is a
classification found in immigration and other case law. The term LPC is
"liable to become a public charge at time of entry".

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: Who's Babies are they? #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Jessii-Ann Rosenbomb writes:

Using the online searches >from several of the NYC cemeteries (Mt. Hebron,Mt. Zion,
etc). I have found a number of babies buried with surnames I am researching. These
are mostly >from the late 1880's - thru 1930's The indexes list them as "baby"
"Surname". The cemeteries have not been able to give me any info as to parents
names, etc as none of them have care on the graves. I have yet to be able to find
any of these babies listed in the death indexes. How does one go about finding out
just who the parents were? Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!


Have you searched Italian Gen's online NY Death Indexes?
http://www.italiangen.org/NYCDeathSearch.asp

Enter: "Baby" for the given name, along with the surname. There are many entries
indexed that way. Compare the dates and then look at the actual death certificate.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica,CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Who's Babies are they? #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Jessii-Ann Rosenbomb writes:

Using the online searches >from several of the NYC cemeteries (Mt. Hebron,Mt. Zion,
etc). I have found a number of babies buried with surnames I am researching. These
are mostly >from the late 1880's - thru 1930's The indexes list them as "baby"
"Surname". The cemeteries have not been able to give me any info as to parents
names, etc as none of them have care on the graves. I have yet to be able to find
any of these babies listed in the death indexes. How does one go about finding out
just who the parents were? Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!


Have you searched Italian Gen's online NY Death Indexes?
http://www.italiangen.org/NYCDeathSearch.asp

Enter: "Baby" for the given name, along with the surname. There are many entries
indexed that way. Compare the dates and then look at the actual death certificate.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica,CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


IAJGS Chicago 2008 Conference Announcement #general

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We want to share this important announcement about the Chicago 2008
conference with all of you.

Eighteen (18) computer workshops have now been scheduled. Each workshop
lasts one hour and 45 minutes. The registration fee is $25.00 per person.
Attendance is limited to 25 individuals per workshop (note: many of the
workshops offered at last year's conference sold out). These workshops
provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn new computer and Internet
research skills or brush up on existing ones.

You can see the entire list of computer workshops by going to the conference
website and clicking on the "Breaking News" button.

The computer workshops are on the registration form and you must
register/pay in order to participate in any of them.

Because the number of participants in each workshop is limited, we suggest
that you sign up as soon as possible.

If you have not already registered for the conference, go to
www.chicago2008.org and click on "Registration"

If you have already registered, go to "registration" and then "registration
update" to add computer workshops.

And, don't forget to sign up for breakfasts with experts and/or luncheons
when you register or update your registration.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Chicago 2008 Conference Announcement #general

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We want to share this important announcement about the Chicago 2008
conference with all of you.

Eighteen (18) computer workshops have now been scheduled. Each workshop
lasts one hour and 45 minutes. The registration fee is $25.00 per person.
Attendance is limited to 25 individuals per workshop (note: many of the
workshops offered at last year's conference sold out). These workshops
provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn new computer and Internet
research skills or brush up on existing ones.

You can see the entire list of computer workshops by going to the conference
website and clicking on the "Breaking News" button.

The computer workshops are on the registration form and you must
register/pay in order to participate in any of them.

Because the number of participants in each workshop is limited, we suggest
that you sign up as soon as possible.

If you have not already registered for the conference, go to
www.chicago2008.org and click on "Registration"

If you have already registered, go to "registration" and then "registration
update" to add computer workshops.

And, don't forget to sign up for breakfasts with experts and/or luncheons
when you register or update your registration.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Shtetl of Toast #austria-czech

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have been told that my great great grandmother came for the shtetl Toast
(Toste), Austria. Does anyone know what the current name of the shtetl is?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Blake Fleisher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please include your city after your name. Also, an educated guess would say that your
ancestral village was in Austrian Galicia, as most Austrian and Czech Jews would not have referred to their
villages as a "shtetl". Try posting to the Galicia-SIG also. JewishGen's Shtetlseeker is a good resource too.
See http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/ There is a town Tost (Toszek) now in Poland that could be a
possible candidate.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Shtetl of Toast #austria-czech

Blake Fleisher <blake@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have been told that my great great grandmother came for the shtetl Toast
(Toste), Austria. Does anyone know what the current name of the shtetl is?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Blake Fleisher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please include your city after your name. Also, an educated guess would say that your
ancestral village was in Austrian Galicia, as most Austrian and Czech Jews would not have referred to their
villages as a "shtetl". Try posting to the Galicia-SIG also. JewishGen's Shtetlseeker is a good resource too.
See http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/ There is a town Tost (Toszek) now in Poland that could be a
possible candidate.


IAJGS Chicago 2008 Conference Announcement #ukraine

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We want to share this important announcement about the Chicago 2008
conference with all of you.

Eighteen (18) computer workshops have now been scheduled. Each workshop
lasts one hour and 45 minutes. The registration fee is $25.00 per person.
Attendance is limited to 25 individuals per workshop (note: many of the
workshops offered at last year's conference sold out). These workshops
provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn new computer and Internet
research skills or brush up on existing ones.

You can see the entire list of computer workshops by going to the conference
website and clicking on the "Breaking News" button.

The computer workshops are on the registration form and you must
register/pay in order to participate in any of them.

Because the number of participants in each workshop is limited, we suggest
that you sign up as soon as possible.

If you have not already registered for the conference, go to
www.chicago2008.org and click on "Registration"

If you have already registered, go to "registration" and then "registration
update" to add computer workshops.

And, don't forget to sign up for breakfasts with experts and/or luncheons
when you register or update your registration.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine IAJGS Chicago 2008 Conference Announcement #ukraine

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

We want to share this important announcement about the Chicago 2008
conference with all of you.

Eighteen (18) computer workshops have now been scheduled. Each workshop
lasts one hour and 45 minutes. The registration fee is $25.00 per person.
Attendance is limited to 25 individuals per workshop (note: many of the
workshops offered at last year's conference sold out). These workshops
provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn new computer and Internet
research skills or brush up on existing ones.

You can see the entire list of computer workshops by going to the conference
website and clicking on the "Breaking News" button.

The computer workshops are on the registration form and you must
register/pay in order to participate in any of them.

Because the number of participants in each workshop is limited, we suggest
that you sign up as soon as possible.

If you have not already registered for the conference, go to
www.chicago2008.org and click on "Registration"

If you have already registered, go to "registration" and then "registration
update" to add computer workshops.

And, don't forget to sign up for breakfasts with experts and/or luncheons
when you register or update your registration.

On behalf of IAJGS, the JGS of Illinois, and the Illiana JGS, we look
forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Yabniel (COHEN) Cousins Club, Washington, D.C. #belarus

Stuart Cohn <stuart8@...>
 

I am looking for past members of the Yabniel (COHEN) Cousins Club of
Washington, D.C.


Yabniel takes its name >from the initials of the four brothers born to
Moses and Sarah COHEN in Belarus -- YN for Yael Nissen (Nathan), A for
Aaron, IB for Israel Baer (Barnett), and EL for Elijah (Louis). There
were also four sisters: Merchana (Mary), Froma (Fannie), Yetta, and
Slava. They all settled in the District of Columbia and surrounding
areas.


The first Cousins Club Passover Seder was held on 26 March 1937 at the
Ohev Sholom Synagogue at 5th & Eye Sts., N.W. The second (and last)
Seder was held on 14 April 1987 at the Adas Israel Synagogue, Conn.
Ave & Porter St., N.W.


Please respond privately. Thank you very much.


Stuart Cohn
College Park, Maryland, USA
scohn@umd.edu


COHEN in Belarus: Gory, Mogilev, and Molyatichi; in Washington, D.C.
WERTLIEB in Belarus: Antonovka, Krichev, and Mogilev; in Washington,
D.C. and MarylandALPER in Kiev, Ukraine; in Washington, D.C. and Maryland
YUTER/JUTER/YUTAR in Lithuania: Taujenai, Ukmerge, Raguva, Troskonai,
Panevezys, Pumpenai, Subacius, Jonava, Kaunas, and Vilnius; in South
Africa and the USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yabniel (COHEN) Cousins Club, Washington, D.C. #belarus

Stuart Cohn <stuart8@...>
 

I am looking for past members of the Yabniel (COHEN) Cousins Club of
Washington, D.C.


Yabniel takes its name >from the initials of the four brothers born to
Moses and Sarah COHEN in Belarus -- YN for Yael Nissen (Nathan), A for
Aaron, IB for Israel Baer (Barnett), and EL for Elijah (Louis). There
were also four sisters: Merchana (Mary), Froma (Fannie), Yetta, and
Slava. They all settled in the District of Columbia and surrounding
areas.


The first Cousins Club Passover Seder was held on 26 March 1937 at the
Ohev Sholom Synagogue at 5th & Eye Sts., N.W. The second (and last)
Seder was held on 14 April 1987 at the Adas Israel Synagogue, Conn.
Ave & Porter St., N.W.


Please respond privately. Thank you very much.


Stuart Cohn
College Park, Maryland, USA
scohn@umd.edu


COHEN in Belarus: Gory, Mogilev, and Molyatichi; in Washington, D.C.
WERTLIEB in Belarus: Antonovka, Krichev, and Mogilev; in Washington,
D.C. and MarylandALPER in Kiev, Ukraine; in Washington, D.C. and Maryland
YUTER/JUTER/YUTAR in Lithuania: Taujenai, Ukmerge, Raguva, Troskonai,
Panevezys, Pumpenai, Subacius, Jonava, Kaunas, and Vilnius; in South
Africa and the USA


Thank you! #belarus

ms nodrog
 

To all,
I recently posted a request on Viewmate for a
Yiddish translation. The response was wonderful!
Even though I have thanked the responders
individually, I would like to send another Thank
You to all, and to Jewish Genealogy and the staff
for making this service available.

I had not used Viewmate in a while so I found the
new features fantastic.

Again, thank you to all.

Hope Gordon,
msnodrog@yahoo.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Thank you! #belarus

ms nodrog
 

To all,
I recently posted a request on Viewmate for a
Yiddish translation. The response was wonderful!
Even though I have thanked the responders
individually, I would like to send another Thank
You to all, and to Jewish Genealogy and the staff
for making this service available.

I had not used Viewmate in a while so I found the
new features fantastic.

Again, thank you to all.

Hope Gordon,
msnodrog@yahoo.com