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JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #courland #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #courland #latvia

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #southafrica

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #southafrica

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #yizkorbooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #yizkorbooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #sephardic

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #scandinavia

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


(Canada) Library and Archives Canada Launches Voila, New National Union Catalog #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On February 1, 2018 Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched Voila, their
new national union catalogue hosted by the OCLC website. OCLC may be better
known as worldcat.org., the world's largest library catalog. The new
catalog offers an interface with modern features, is intuitive and will aid
in searching published materials located in hundreds of libraries across
Canada. The LAC will add its own holdings to Voila later this year. To read
more see:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2018/voila-nuc.aspx

To use Voila go to:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/national-union-catalogue/Pages/national-union-catalogue.aspx
[or https://tinyurl.com/ybovxlez --Mod.]

LAC said the launch of Voila marks the completion of the migration of the
national union catalogue holdings >from AMICUS to OCLC.

This is an excellent aid for genealogists. Put in your keywords, such as
family names, or ancestral towns to determine if the system has any books or
other printed items that might be of interest. The return will let you know
which libraries hold those findings. For example I put the term "Jewish
Genealogy" into advanced search
(https://canada.on.worldcat.org/advancedsearch?databaseList=638) and over
2,000 results returned. The term "genealogy: returned over 128,000 items.
Even one of my ancestral towns in Poland resulted in 20 results.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #scandinavia

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #sephardic

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Launches Voila, New National Union Catalog #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On February 1, 2018 Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched Voila, their
new national union catalogue hosted by the OCLC website. OCLC may be better
known as worldcat.org., the world's largest library catalog. The new
catalog offers an interface with modern features, is intuitive and will aid
in searching published materials located in hundreds of libraries across
Canada. The LAC will add its own holdings to Voila later this year. To read
more see:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2018/voila-nuc.aspx

To use Voila go to:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/national-union-catalogue/Pages/national-union-catalogue.aspx
[or https://tinyurl.com/ybovxlez --Mod.]

LAC said the launch of Voila marks the completion of the migration of the
national union catalogue holdings >from AMICUS to OCLC.

This is an excellent aid for genealogists. Put in your keywords, such as
family names, or ancestral towns to determine if the system has any books or
other printed items that might be of interest. The return will let you know
which libraries hold those findings. For example I put the term "Jewish
Genealogy" into advanced search
(https://canada.on.worldcat.org/advancedsearch?databaseList=638) and over
2,000 results returned. The term "genealogy: returned over 128,000 items.
Even one of my ancestral towns in Poland resulted in 20 results.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Malutt and Runavitch, Russia? #general

Barry Sieger
 

Hi,

I have a death certificate that tells me a great uncle was born in
Malutt, Russia and his father was born in Runavitch, Russia. I checked
with Shetl Finder, and there is a Malut in Romania, but none in Russia
and no Runavitch town I can find. Runavitch is a known surname. Has
anyone heard of either of these places?

Thanks so much.

Barry Sieger
Winter Park, Florida
Ukraine: SHAPIRO, FUCHS, SPINNER, NEMOY, TURZINETSKY, TELESHOFSKY
POLAND: STANDER, SZTENDER, SIEGER, SYGER, FREJMAN.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may help readers provide useful answers to this question
if you scan the certificate and upload it to ViewMate so everyone can see
the document in question. See https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ for more
information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Malutt and Runavitch, Russia? #general

Barry Sieger
 

Hi,

I have a death certificate that tells me a great uncle was born in
Malutt, Russia and his father was born in Runavitch, Russia. I checked
with Shetl Finder, and there is a Malut in Romania, but none in Russia
and no Runavitch town I can find. Runavitch is a known surname. Has
anyone heard of either of these places?

Thanks so much.

Barry Sieger
Winter Park, Florida
Ukraine: SHAPIRO, FUCHS, SPINNER, NEMOY, TURZINETSKY, TELESHOFSKY
POLAND: STANDER, SZTENDER, SIEGER, SYGER, FREJMAN.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may help readers provide useful answers to this question
if you scan the certificate and upload it to ViewMate so everyone can see
the document in question. See https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ for more
information.


JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

You may well be inspired by the success stories recently published to
our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button
on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Marla Raucher Osborn highlights the crucial role that secondary
sources such as testimonies, memoirs, and survivor and witness
accounts can play in emotionally connecting us to our ancestors. She
gives us a tour of her ancestral town of Rohatyn, showing various
buildings once inhabited by her family.

** Andrew Lenard survives the Holocaust and, years later, searches for
R=C3=B3zsi, his musical partner during his teen years, who had been
transported to Auschwitz >from their town in Hungary. We repost this
moving story >from our Archives.

** Carol Clingan agrees to help a friend identify her
great-grandfather's town of origin. Through the JewishGen Family
Finder, she not only identifies the town and a variant of her friend's
surname, but she also connects her friend with previously unknown
cousins.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Isn't JewishGen wonderful!!
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Geffen family in London #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of Reverend Lionel Geffen
of the New West London Synagogue who died in 1924.
One son was the physician Maximillian Geffen who died in 1948 (father
of Ernest and a daughter).
Another was the physician Dr Dennis Herbert Geffen who died in 1959
(father of two sons).
One son died in WWI in Palestine in 1917.
The only daughter was Vera Frances - died in 1994,who married Leopold
Sharp (originally Schaap).
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Geffen family in London #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of Reverend Lionel Geffen
of the New West London Synagogue who died in 1924.
One son was the physician Maximillian Geffen who died in 1948 (father
of Ernest and a daughter).
Another was the physician Dr Dennis Herbert Geffen who died in 1959
(father of two sons).
One son died in WWI in Palestine in 1917.
The only daughter was Vera Frances - died in 1994,who married Leopold
Sharp (originally Schaap).
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Geffen family in London #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of Reverend Lionel Geffen
of the New West London Synagogue who died in 1924.
One son was the physician Maximillian Geffen who died in 1948 (father
of Ernest and a daughter).
Another was the physician Dr Dennis Herbert Geffen who died in 1959
(father of two sons).
One son died in WWI in Palestine in 1917.
The only daughter was Vera Frances - died in 1994,who married Leopold
Sharp (originally Schaap).
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Geffen family in London #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the descendants of Reverend Lionel Geffen
of the New West London Synagogue who died in 1924.
One son was the physician Maximillian Geffen who died in 1948 (father
of Ernest and a daughter).
Another was the physician Dr Dennis Herbert Geffen who died in 1959
(father of two sons).
One son died in WWI in Palestine in 1917.
The only daughter was Vera Frances - died in 1994,who married Leopold
Sharp (originally Schaap).
--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.

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