Date   

Kobrin District BOF Meeting at the IAJGS Confrence #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

The Kobrin Uyezd Jewish Research Group's Birds of a Feather (KUJRG
BOF) meeting will take place on Monday July 24th, 5:00-6:15 PM, at
the Parrot 2 room.

The KUJRG researches the communities between Pinsk and Kobrin and
their surrounding rural areas; all in the Czarist-era Kobrin Uyezd;
including Ivanovo/Yaneve, Yakovlevo/Gutava, Drohichin, Antopol,
Horodetz, Kobrin,Divin, Motol/Motele, and Chomsk.

We will discuss the current state of our archival research and
explore possibilities.

Itzhak Epstein

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Belarus SIG #Belarus Kobrin District BOF Meeting at the IAJGS Confrence #belarus

Itzhak Epstein
 

The Kobrin Uyezd Jewish Research Group's Birds of a Feather (KUJRG
BOF) meeting will take place on Monday July 24th, 5:00-6:15 PM, at
the Parrot 2 room.

The KUJRG researches the communities between Pinsk and Kobrin and
their surrounding rural areas; all in the Czarist-era Kobrin Uyezd;
including Ivanovo/Yaneve, Yakovlevo/Gutava, Drohichin, Antopol,
Horodetz, Kobrin,Divin, Motol/Motele, and Chomsk.

We will discuss the current state of our archival research and
explore possibilities.

Itzhak Epstein

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
<mailto:iegen@...>


Huncovce Yeshiva and/or Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, Photos Anyone? #general

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All,

Three years ago, I posted the following message, but it was sent only
to Hungarian SIG but am sending out to them again also.

What I wrote in 2014 still applies, since I had no response. Anyone
out there with a family history of people who lived in Huncovce, or
who attended that yeshiva and/or have photos???

I translated a section of the Yizkor book for the town of Huncovce
(also once known as Hunsdorf or Unsdorf) and created a KehilaLinks
page for it, both in 2013. Huncovce became known world-wide for its
Yeshiva, once second in importance to the Pressburg Yeshiva of the
Chatam Sofer.

Try as I have for several years, I have never been able to find a
photo of what that Huncovce Yeshiva looked in its heyday. (An
erroneous photo exists on page 162 in the Slovak book of "Encyklopedia
Zidovskych Nabozenkych Obci," confirmed by people who actually live in
that area.) A building in somewhat disrepair remains with a plaque
attesting that a Yeshiva once existed there. I visited there in
November 2013, so I can confirm that. ( Note: photo of this appears on
the KehilaLinks site:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/huncovce/Huncovce-Town-Views.htm )

This yeshiva was well-known enough to have attracted people >from as
far away as the USA. A few pages >from what must have been a list of
its students, notes that two young men >from Scranton, PA, attended
there also in the 1920s: Arthur J. Harris, born in 1904 was there in
1924, and 1925, and presumably his younger brother also went there in
1925, George A. Harris. (I have no lists of students before 1923 or
after 1925.)

I have tried to locate possible descendants of these men in hopes of
learning if either of them possibly took a camera with them and took
some photos of the Yeshiva or the town.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, author of the book Be'er Shmuel, who made this
yeshiva what it was, died in 1919, so these men could not have taken a
photo of him. Despite having contacted descendants of this rabbi, they
ascertain there is no photo of this rabbi extant. One photographer
even attempted, but it was destroyed. Again, unless someone was around
to capture a photo of him with the cameras of the day.

The City Hall of Huncovce wanted to hang a photo of him on their wall
of honor, but as you can see, nothing has been found.

So this is perhaps my last resort, a long shot of course, to see if
anyone, anywhere in the world has photos of either of these, or
anything else to add to the KehilaLinks history of Huncovce.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland (Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who
lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava) GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina,
Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Huncovce Yeshiva and/or Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, Photos Anyone? #general

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All,

Three years ago, I posted the following message, but it was sent only
to Hungarian SIG but am sending out to them again also.

What I wrote in 2014 still applies, since I had no response. Anyone
out there with a family history of people who lived in Huncovce, or
who attended that yeshiva and/or have photos???

I translated a section of the Yizkor book for the town of Huncovce
(also once known as Hunsdorf or Unsdorf) and created a KehilaLinks
page for it, both in 2013. Huncovce became known world-wide for its
Yeshiva, once second in importance to the Pressburg Yeshiva of the
Chatam Sofer.

Try as I have for several years, I have never been able to find a
photo of what that Huncovce Yeshiva looked in its heyday. (An
erroneous photo exists on page 162 in the Slovak book of "Encyklopedia
Zidovskych Nabozenkych Obci," confirmed by people who actually live in
that area.) A building in somewhat disrepair remains with a plaque
attesting that a Yeshiva once existed there. I visited there in
November 2013, so I can confirm that. ( Note: photo of this appears on
the KehilaLinks site:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/huncovce/Huncovce-Town-Views.htm )

This yeshiva was well-known enough to have attracted people >from as
far away as the USA. A few pages >from what must have been a list of
its students, notes that two young men >from Scranton, PA, attended
there also in the 1920s: Arthur J. Harris, born in 1904 was there in
1924, and 1925, and presumably his younger brother also went there in
1925, George A. Harris. (I have no lists of students before 1923 or
after 1925.)

I have tried to locate possible descendants of these men in hopes of
learning if either of them possibly took a camera with them and took
some photos of the Yeshiva or the town.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, author of the book Be'er Shmuel, who made this
yeshiva what it was, died in 1919, so these men could not have taken a
photo of him. Despite having contacted descendants of this rabbi, they
ascertain there is no photo of this rabbi extant. One photographer
even attempted, but it was destroyed. Again, unless someone was around
to capture a photo of him with the cameras of the day.

The City Hall of Huncovce wanted to hang a photo of him on their wall
of honor, but as you can see, nothing has been found.

So this is perhaps my last resort, a long shot of course, to see if
anyone, anywhere in the world has photos of either of these, or
anything else to add to the KehilaLinks history of Huncovce.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland (Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who
lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava) GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina,
Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.


(Romania) Claims Conference Negotiates to Get Compensation For Survivors of Iasi Death Trains, Pogroms and Ghettos #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Until now, the German government paid compensation only to Jews who were
held in ghettos or concentration camps. While Germany accepts deaths on the
death trains were a war crime until now they had not believed they should
compensate the survivors. This changed this week when The Conference on
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (AKA Claims Conference) negotiated
with Germany to compensate, for the first time, the survivors of the Iasi
ghetto, pogroms and death trains. At the start of World War ll, Iasi had a
population that included 100,000 Jews. Between 13,000 and 15,000 Jews were
murdered in the Iasi pogrom-June 1941 or died on the death trains.

Iasi Pogrom

In 1940 Romania became an ally of Nazi Germany. On June 29 police and
soldiers started to round-up Iasi's Jews, claiming Jews were 5th columnists
helping Russians against German and Romanian armies. 8,000 Jews were shot
and beaten to death. 5,000 were murdered on the public square. Survivors
(7,000) were loaded onto trains where most died of heat and overcrowding.
Bodies were thrown >from the trains. Only a few thousand passengers survived.
Survivors were forced to live in a ghetto.

According to the Jerusalem Post, negotiations were for an increase in home
care and other services in its programs around the world. Additional funds
will be used in part to provide pensions to Iasi survivors who do not
currently receive one. The German government also agreed to increase the
in-home services budget for 2018 to be allocated to social service welfare
agencies that are Claims Conference grantees. The Hardship Fund is now open
to those who previously received a onetime payment that is less than the
amount paid today. To read the Jerusalem Post article see:
http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Iasi-Holocaust-survivors-to-receive-first-ever-compensation-pensions-499538

NBC News also has an article where it states the survivors of the Iasi
Pogrom will receive $400 a month and are eligible for home care services.
See:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/germany-agrees-pensions-iasi-romania-holocaust-survivors-n781991

No press release was found on the Claims Conference website at the time of
writing this posting http://www.claimscon.org/ . Please check there for
further information and do not contact me as I only have what is included in
the news article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Romania) Claims Conference Negotiates to Get Compensation For Survivors of Iasi Death Trains, Pogroms and Ghettos #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Until now, the German government paid compensation only to Jews who were
held in ghettos or concentration camps. While Germany accepts deaths on the
death trains were a war crime until now they had not believed they should
compensate the survivors. This changed this week when The Conference on
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (AKA Claims Conference) negotiated
with Germany to compensate, for the first time, the survivors of the Iasi
ghetto, pogroms and death trains. At the start of World War ll, Iasi had a
population that included 100,000 Jews. Between 13,000 and 15,000 Jews were
murdered in the Iasi pogrom-June 1941 or died on the death trains.

Iasi Pogrom

In 1940 Romania became an ally of Nazi Germany. On June 29 police and
soldiers started to round-up Iasi's Jews, claiming Jews were 5th columnists
helping Russians against German and Romanian armies. 8,000 Jews were shot
and beaten to death. 5,000 were murdered on the public square. Survivors
(7,000) were loaded onto trains where most died of heat and overcrowding.
Bodies were thrown >from the trains. Only a few thousand passengers survived.
Survivors were forced to live in a ghetto.

According to the Jerusalem Post, negotiations were for an increase in home
care and other services in its programs around the world. Additional funds
will be used in part to provide pensions to Iasi survivors who do not
currently receive one. The German government also agreed to increase the
in-home services budget for 2018 to be allocated to social service welfare
agencies that are Claims Conference grantees. The Hardship Fund is now open
to those who previously received a onetime payment that is less than the
amount paid today. To read the Jerusalem Post article see:
http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Iasi-Holocaust-survivors-to-receive-first-ever-compensation-pensions-499538

NBC News also has an article where it states the survivors of the Iasi
Pogrom will receive $400 a month and are eligible for home care services.
See:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/germany-agrees-pensions-iasi-romania-holocaust-survivors-n781991

No press release was found on the Claims Conference website at the time of
writing this posting http://www.claimscon.org/ . Please check there for
further information and do not contact me as I only have what is included in
the news article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Russian Archives #general

innav@...
 

In response to David Goldman's email about Russian archives
requirements to prove the relationship through documentation. If you
are requesting records that are covered by 100-year privacy law, you
will get a request to provide the proof of relationship in any country
in the post Soviet Union area and Russia isn't an exclusion >from this
rule. If the records you are requesting are no longer covered by the
privacy law, you should be able to obtain them easily without any
additional documents or requirements. Some of the Russian archives
have digitized records available online and all you need to do is to
pay for the records in order to get the access to them.

--
Inna Vayner
JewTree Genealogy Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Russian Archives #general

innav@...
 

In response to David Goldman's email about Russian archives
requirements to prove the relationship through documentation. If you
are requesting records that are covered by 100-year privacy law, you
will get a request to provide the proof of relationship in any country
in the post Soviet Union area and Russia isn't an exclusion >from this
rule. If the records you are requesting are no longer covered by the
privacy law, you should be able to obtain them easily without any
additional documents or requirements. Some of the Russian archives
have digitized records available online and all you need to do is to
pay for the records in order to get the access to them.

--
Inna Vayner
JewTree Genealogy Research Group


research Adela HOFFMANN and Frida HOFFMANN #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for information on frida hoffmann and adela hoffman twin
sisters. Born on 31/03/1901 in Le Havre.
I would like to know the date of Frida's death, did she live in Paris?
Adela hoffmann married harris costenberg or cortenberg in 1922 to Le
Havre. She died on 16/07/1987 in Paris. I would like to know if she had
children. If the children and grandchildren of adela hoffmann see my ad
they do not hesitate to contact me.

Evelyne lemberski
saint Maurice (France)
evelynelemberski@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen research Adela HOFFMANN and Frida HOFFMANN #general

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for information on frida hoffmann and adela hoffman twin
sisters. Born on 31/03/1901 in Le Havre.
I would like to know the date of Frida's death, did she live in Paris?
Adela hoffmann married harris costenberg or cortenberg in 1922 to Le
Havre. She died on 16/07/1987 in Paris. I would like to know if she had
children. If the children and grandchildren of adela hoffmann see my ad
they do not hesitate to contact me.

Evelyne lemberski
saint Maurice (France)
evelynelemberski@...


Researching: Adela & Frida HOFFMAN #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for information on Frida and Adela HOFFMAN, twin sisters.
Born on 31/03/1901 in Le Havre.
I would like to know the date of Frida's death, did she live in Paris?
Adela hoffmann married Harris COSTENBERG or CORTEMBERG in 1922 in Le Havre.
She died on 16/07/1987 in Paris. I would like to know if she had children.
If the children and grandchildren of Adela HOFFMANN see my ad they do not
hesitate to contact me.

Evelyne lemberski
Saint Maurice (France)
evelynelemberski@...


French SIG #France Researching: Adela & Frida HOFFMAN #france

Lemberski Evelyne
 

I am looking for information on Frida and Adela HOFFMAN, twin sisters.
Born on 31/03/1901 in Le Havre.
I would like to know the date of Frida's death, did she live in Paris?
Adela hoffmann married Harris COSTENBERG or CORTEMBERG in 1922 in Le Havre.
She died on 16/07/1987 in Paris. I would like to know if she had children.
If the children and grandchildren of Adela HOFFMANN see my ad they do not
hesitate to contact me.

Evelyne lemberski
Saint Maurice (France)
evelynelemberski@...


New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins August 4 #france

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We are proud to feature a personal mentoring program; students use our
online FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and
work one on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be
downloaded to read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a
New York archive will be scheduled. This course is open for
enrollment. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements
(8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40088
and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education
www.jewishgen.org/education


French SIG #France New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins August 4 #france

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We are proud to feature a personal mentoring program; students use our
online FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and
work one on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be
downloaded to read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a
New York archive will be scheduled. This course is open for
enrollment. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements
(8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40088
and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education
www.jewishgen.org/education


Huncovce Yeshiva and/or Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, Photos Anyone? #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All,

Three years ago, I posted the following message, but it was sent only
to Hungarian SIG but am sending out to them again also.

What I wrote in 2014 still applies, since I had no response. Anyone
out there with a family history of people who lived in Huncovce, or
who attended that yeshiva and/or have photos???

I translated a section of the Yizkor book for the town of Huncovce
(also once known as Hunsdorf or Unsdorf) and created a KehilaLinks
page for it, both in 2013. Huncovce became known world-wide for its
Yeshiva, once second in importance to the Pressburg Yeshiva of the
Chatam Sofer.

Try as I have for several years, I have never been able to find a
photo of what that Huncovce Yeshiva looked in its heyday. (An
erroneous photo exists on page 162 in the Slovak book of "Encyklopedia
Zidovskych Nabozenkych Obci," confirmed by people who actually live in
that area.) A building in somewhat disrepair remains with a plaque
attesting that a Yeshiva once existed there. I visited there in
November 2013, so I can confirm that. (Note: photo of this appears on
the KehilaLinks site:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/huncovce/Huncovce-Town-Views.htm.)

This yeshiva was well-known enough to have attracted people >from as
far away as the USA. A few pages >from what must have been a list of
its students, notes that two young men >from Scranton, PA, attended
there also in the 1920s: Arthur J. Harris, born in 1904 was there in
1924, and 1925, and presumably his younger brother also went there in
1925, George A. Harris. (I have no lists of students before 1923 or
after 1925.)

I have tried to locate possible descendants of these men in hopes of
learning if either of them possibly took a camera with them and took
some photos of the Yeshiva or the town.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, author of the book Be'er Shmuel, who made this
yeshiva what it was, died in 1919, so these men could not have taken a
photo of him. Despite having contacted descendants of this rabbi, they
ascertain there is no photo of this rabbi extant. One photographer
even attempted, but it was destroyed. Again, unless someone was around
to capture a photo of him with the cameras of the day.

The City Hall of Huncovce wanted to hang a photo of him on their wall
of honor, but as you can see, nothing has been found.

So this is perhaps my last resort, a long shot of course, to see if
anyone, anywhere in the world has photos of either of these, or
anything else to add to the KehilaLinks history of Huncovce.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland (Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who
lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava)
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and
Tokaj, Hungary.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Huncovce Yeshiva and/or Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, Photos Anyone? #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

To All,

Three years ago, I posted the following message, but it was sent only
to Hungarian SIG but am sending out to them again also.

What I wrote in 2014 still applies, since I had no response. Anyone
out there with a family history of people who lived in Huncovce, or
who attended that yeshiva and/or have photos???

I translated a section of the Yizkor book for the town of Huncovce
(also once known as Hunsdorf or Unsdorf) and created a KehilaLinks
page for it, both in 2013. Huncovce became known world-wide for its
Yeshiva, once second in importance to the Pressburg Yeshiva of the
Chatam Sofer.

Try as I have for several years, I have never been able to find a
photo of what that Huncovce Yeshiva looked in its heyday. (An
erroneous photo exists on page 162 in the Slovak book of "Encyklopedia
Zidovskych Nabozenkych Obci," confirmed by people who actually live in
that area.) A building in somewhat disrepair remains with a plaque
attesting that a Yeshiva once existed there. I visited there in
November 2013, so I can confirm that. (Note: photo of this appears on
the KehilaLinks site:
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/huncovce/Huncovce-Town-Views.htm.)

This yeshiva was well-known enough to have attracted people >from as
far away as the USA. A few pages >from what must have been a list of
its students, notes that two young men >from Scranton, PA, attended
there also in the 1920s: Arthur J. Harris, born in 1904 was there in
1924, and 1925, and presumably his younger brother also went there in
1925, George A. Harris. (I have no lists of students before 1923 or
after 1925.)

I have tried to locate possible descendants of these men in hopes of
learning if either of them possibly took a camera with them and took
some photos of the Yeshiva or the town.

Rabbi Samuel Rosenberg, author of the book Be'er Shmuel, who made this
yeshiva what it was, died in 1919, so these men could not have taken a
photo of him. Despite having contacted descendants of this rabbi, they
ascertain there is no photo of this rabbi extant. One photographer
even attempted, but it was destroyed. Again, unless someone was around
to capture a photo of him with the cameras of the day.

The City Hall of Huncovce wanted to hang a photo of him on their wall
of honor, but as you can see, nothing has been found.

So this is perhaps my last resort, a long shot of course, to see if
anyone, anywhere in the world has photos of either of these, or
anything else to add to the KehilaLinks history of Huncovce.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland (Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who
lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava)
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and
Tokaj, Hungary.


New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins August 4 #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We are proud to feature a personal mentoring program; students use our
online FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and
work one on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be
downloaded to read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a
New York archive will be scheduled. This course is open for
enrollment. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements
(8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40088
and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC, VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education


German SIG #Germany New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins August 4 #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We are proud to feature a personal mentoring program; students use our
online FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and
work one on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be
downloaded to read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a
New York archive will be scheduled. This course is open for
enrollment. PLEASE read the course descriptions and requirements
(8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40088
and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC, VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education


Niederkirchen Chronik #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

In the bibliography of a book I've just acquired, 'Geschichte der Juden
in Otterberg' by Hans Steinebrei, there is mention of 'Chronik von
Niederkirchen' by Karl Backer, published in Otterbach in 1995. Does
anyone know whether this is a book or some articles in a journal, and
how I can get a copy?

The Otterberg book is worth adding to the GerSig literature list if it
isn't on there already, though it only covers a limited number of
families (in particular STRAUS).

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@...


German SIG #Germany Niederkirchen Chronik #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

In the bibliography of a book I've just acquired, 'Geschichte der Juden
in Otterberg' by Hans Steinebrei, there is mention of 'Chronik von
Niederkirchen' by Karl Backer, published in Otterbach in 1995. Does
anyone know whether this is a book or some articles in a journal, and
how I can get a copy?

The Otterberg book is worth adding to the GerSig literature list if it
isn't on there already, though it only covers a limited number of
families (in particular STRAUS).

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK. eva.lawrence@...

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