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Goldblatt in Jerusalem #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Moshe Goldblatt of Jerusalem, son of
Yehuda Leib and Tova (nee Rosen) Goldblatt. They are descendants of
the Bengelsdorf and Michelson rabbinic families.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Goldblatt in Jerusalem #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Moshe Goldblatt of Jerusalem, son of
Yehuda Leib and Tova (nee Rosen) Goldblatt. They are descendants of
the Bengelsdorf and Michelson rabbinic families.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


Karimazade or Nagioff #general

Roberta Sheps
 

I am trying to find the family of a man who recently died in a care home
near Colchester, Essex. His name was Anthony Karimazade and he was born in
Iran in 1956. The only family member of whom the home has any information
was an aunt whose surname was Nagioff. The family lived in Hackney, London.
The telephone number they have for her no longer works and it's probable
that she is no longer living. I couldn't find anyone with either surname in
the British Telecom online phonebook. I did a general google search for
both surnames and there appear to be a number of Nagioffs in the north-east
corner of the US. I am told there may be family in New York.
As Jewishgen doesn't seem to have a general Sephardi SIG, I am hoping there
may be subscribers to the discussion group who can help me.

Roberta Sheps
Hospital Chaplain to the Colchester and District Jewish Community
Colchester, England

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen does in fact have a Sephardic SIG;
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Karimazade or Nagioff #general

Roberta Sheps
 

I am trying to find the family of a man who recently died in a care home
near Colchester, Essex. His name was Anthony Karimazade and he was born in
Iran in 1956. The only family member of whom the home has any information
was an aunt whose surname was Nagioff. The family lived in Hackney, London.
The telephone number they have for her no longer works and it's probable
that she is no longer living. I couldn't find anyone with either surname in
the British Telecom online phonebook. I did a general google search for
both surnames and there appear to be a number of Nagioffs in the north-east
corner of the US. I am told there may be family in New York.
As Jewishgen doesn't seem to have a general Sephardi SIG, I am hoping there
may be subscribers to the discussion group who can help me.

Roberta Sheps
Hospital Chaplain to the Colchester and District Jewish Community
Colchester, England

MODERATOR NOTE: JewishGen does in fact have a Sephardic SIG;
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sephardic/


1915 New Jersey Census #general

bernerfolk
 

I'd very much like to get a copy of the 1915 NJ census page for one
family (or a complete transcript for them) as I believe the original
contains significantly more information than the online index.
I can provide the lookup information if anyone has access to the
microfilm and would be willing to print out a page.

Please contact me privately if this is something you could do
easily in the course of your own research.

Thank you,
Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1915 New Jersey Census #general

bernerfolk
 

I'd very much like to get a copy of the 1915 NJ census page for one
family (or a complete transcript for them) as I believe the original
contains significantly more information than the online index.
I can provide the lookup information if anyone has access to the
microfilm and would be willing to print out a page.

Please contact me privately if this is something you could do
easily in the course of your own research.

Thank you,
Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


Images From the New York Public Library #general

Brentsi
 

Shalom Chaverim,
Some digital images have been released on-line >from
The New York Public Library...I found many old Photos of Jewish immigrants
at Ellis Island and scenes >from life in New York.
It is worth looking through the photos and maybe finding an ancestor
...one never knows !

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4d8f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Brenda Habshush. Israel. (families: Bernstein,Kremenchug. Viner: Riga.
Likhtmaker/Lightman: Vilna)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Images From the New York Public Library #general

Brentsi
 

Shalom Chaverim,
Some digital images have been released on-line >from
The New York Public Library...I found many old Photos of Jewish immigrants
at Ellis Island and scenes >from life in New York.
It is worth looking through the photos and maybe finding an ancestor
...one never knows !

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-4d8f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Brenda Habshush. Israel. (families: Bernstein,Kremenchug. Viner: Riga.
Likhtmaker/Lightman: Vilna)


Bazaleyia, Russia #ukraine

levinee55@...
 

I know this is now Veselaya, Ukraine
Are there any records >from Bazaleyia
Is there a map of the region?
Thank you
Esther Levine
levinee55@aol.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: See our website at www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine for a list of towns and villages
we cover. There are maps available there, as well. There are no records on line for this town,
as far as we know.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: Bazaleyia, Russia #ukraine

levinee55@...
 

I know this is now Veselaya, Ukraine
Are there any records >from Bazaleyia
Is there a map of the region?
Thank you
Esther Levine
levinee55@aol.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: See our website at www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine for a list of towns and villages
we cover. There are maps available there, as well. There are no records on line for this town,
as far as we know.


Archives of Paris en-ligne #france

Pierre HAHN
 

Do you believe in the Pere Noel ?

The Archives of Paris have added many files, mainly the 10 year lists,
but also list by the year, by arrondisement, beyond 1902.

--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


French SIG #France Archives of Paris en-ligne #france

Pierre HAHN
 

Do you believe in the Pere Noel ?

The Archives of Paris have added many files, mainly the 10 year lists,
but also list by the year, by arrondisement, beyond 1902.

--
Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


LitvakSIG Research & Translation Continuity Fund #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

We're very pleased to announce the formation and kickoff of the
"LitvakSIG Research & Translation Continuity Fund". Our initial goal
is to raise $100,000 during 2016 for the immediate needs of collecting
and translating currently identified records, with our ultimate goal
of raising $300,000 for the exploration of records repositories in the
future.

LitvakSIG is the largest organization in the world whose mission is
locating, translating and preserving our Lithuanian Jewish heritage.
Your participation in this Continuity Fund is vital to achievement of
our long-term goals. By donating to the Fund, you will be creating a
unique memory for preserving your family's history.

If you have ever had the pleasure of discovering or rediscovering
a key piece of your family's history through LitvakSIG, that has
helped you to unlock past generations, then please consider
contributing to both your own future research as well as that for
future generations.

If you've ever had that special thrill of seeing the name of
one of your great grandparents on an archival report, you know what
it is to have them feel alive again!

If you've ever felt the sadness that comes with your heritage
growing dimmer as time and generations pass, then please help us to
find, collect and preserve the past so that our ancestors will
benefit.

If during a Passover Seder you've sworn that the Jewish people
will never forget their past, then take action now to help save what
we can still uncover.

The LitvakSIG website (www.litvaksig.org) contains information about
the Continuity Fund, how you can contribute, and how you can help to
memorialize our ancestors so that they will not be forgotten.

LitvakSIG has created a "Jewish Family Roll of Honor" which will be
preserved on our website. There are several donation levels which are
described on the website, starting at $250. All contributors to the
fund will be able to have recognized a person of their choice, as well
as other benefits depending upon the level of donation.

The Jewish Family Roll of Honor is a tribute to your contribution and
commitment to the preservation of our Jewish Family. Neither time nor
tragedy should be allowed to erase our family history. By the
restoration & translation of their records, our family members will be
rescued >from oblivion. Your painstaking research & recreation of your
family tree pays them homage. You have chosen the representative - or
representatives - named below to memorialize that Familial History:
whether the original ancestral figure, as far back as you can find; or
the Patriarchs/Matriarchs who made the great migration journey; or a
beloved deceased member you knew; or a living relative who's
genealogical research had brought the past alive for you; or a central
member of the clan who has done the most to hold the modern family
together. They stand here in honor of your Family.

Donation Categories

1. Honorary: $250: Listed in the "Jewish Family Roll of Honor"

2. Family $1000 donation: Listed in the "Jewish Family Roll of
Honor" and a Lifetime membership of LitvakSIG

3. Heritage: $5,000 donation: Listed in the Jewish Family Roll of
Honor, Lifetime membership of Litvak SIG, Lifetime access to all
research groups & advance access to all new research. This also
includes the Internal Passport Project

4. Patriarch/Matriarch/Dynasty: $15,000 donation: Listed in the
Jewish Family Roll of Honor, Lifetime membership of Litvak SIG,
Lifetime access to all research groups & advance access to all new
research. This would include the Internal Passport Project and access
to a special forum of advisory genealogical leaders at LitvakSIG.

LitvakSIG is a financially independent non-profit 501(c)(3)
corporation incorporated in the state of Iowa, USA. Contributions are
tax deductible to the extent allowable by laws of the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) of the US. Please consult your tax advisor for further
information.

What next?

If you're excited by this new initiative and would like to participate
but have questions or would like more information, please contact
either Ralph Salinger at salinger@krp.org.il or Barry Halpern
at barry.halpern@gmail.com

Carol Hoffman, President
LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Research & Translation Continuity Fund #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

We're very pleased to announce the formation and kickoff of the
"LitvakSIG Research & Translation Continuity Fund". Our initial goal
is to raise $100,000 during 2016 for the immediate needs of collecting
and translating currently identified records, with our ultimate goal
of raising $300,000 for the exploration of records repositories in the
future.

LitvakSIG is the largest organization in the world whose mission is
locating, translating and preserving our Lithuanian Jewish heritage.
Your participation in this Continuity Fund is vital to achievement of
our long-term goals. By donating to the Fund, you will be creating a
unique memory for preserving your family's history.

If you have ever had the pleasure of discovering or rediscovering
a key piece of your family's history through LitvakSIG, that has
helped you to unlock past generations, then please consider
contributing to both your own future research as well as that for
future generations.

If you've ever had that special thrill of seeing the name of
one of your great grandparents on an archival report, you know what
it is to have them feel alive again!

If you've ever felt the sadness that comes with your heritage
growing dimmer as time and generations pass, then please help us to
find, collect and preserve the past so that our ancestors will
benefit.

If during a Passover Seder you've sworn that the Jewish people
will never forget their past, then take action now to help save what
we can still uncover.

The LitvakSIG website (www.litvaksig.org) contains information about
the Continuity Fund, how you can contribute, and how you can help to
memorialize our ancestors so that they will not be forgotten.

LitvakSIG has created a "Jewish Family Roll of Honor" which will be
preserved on our website. There are several donation levels which are
described on the website, starting at $250. All contributors to the
fund will be able to have recognized a person of their choice, as well
as other benefits depending upon the level of donation.

The Jewish Family Roll of Honor is a tribute to your contribution and
commitment to the preservation of our Jewish Family. Neither time nor
tragedy should be allowed to erase our family history. By the
restoration & translation of their records, our family members will be
rescued >from oblivion. Your painstaking research & recreation of your
family tree pays them homage. You have chosen the representative - or
representatives - named below to memorialize that Familial History:
whether the original ancestral figure, as far back as you can find; or
the Patriarchs/Matriarchs who made the great migration journey; or a
beloved deceased member you knew; or a living relative who's
genealogical research had brought the past alive for you; or a central
member of the clan who has done the most to hold the modern family
together. They stand here in honor of your Family.

Donation Categories

1. Honorary: $250: Listed in the "Jewish Family Roll of Honor"

2. Family $1000 donation: Listed in the "Jewish Family Roll of
Honor" and a Lifetime membership of LitvakSIG

3. Heritage: $5,000 donation: Listed in the Jewish Family Roll of
Honor, Lifetime membership of Litvak SIG, Lifetime access to all
research groups & advance access to all new research. This also
includes the Internal Passport Project

4. Patriarch/Matriarch/Dynasty: $15,000 donation: Listed in the
Jewish Family Roll of Honor, Lifetime membership of Litvak SIG,
Lifetime access to all research groups & advance access to all new
research. This would include the Internal Passport Project and access
to a special forum of advisory genealogical leaders at LitvakSIG.

LitvakSIG is a financially independent non-profit 501(c)(3)
corporation incorporated in the state of Iowa, USA. Contributions are
tax deductible to the extent allowable by laws of the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) of the US. Please consult your tax advisor for further
information.

What next?

If you're excited by this new initiative and would like to participate
but have questions or would like more information, please contact
either Ralph Salinger at salinger@krp.org.il or Barry Halpern
at barry.halpern@gmail.com

Carol Hoffman, President
LitvakSIG


Arthur Obermayer - January 10, 2016 #germany

Karen Franklin
 

The official obituary for our dear friend Arthur Obermayer begins:

"Arthur S. Obermayer, who considered himself a serial entrepreneur,
died Sunday (Jan. 10) at the age of 84 in Dedham, Mass."

"Serial entrepreneur" is a wonderful description of Arthur. Jewish
genealogists, particularly German Jewish genealogists, have been the
beneficiaries of his entrepreneurship, generosity and wisdom, for
decades.

Arthur was the founder the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards,
presented annually in the Berlin Parliament to recognize German
non-Jews who have voluntarily worked to raise awareness of a
once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities. The
award (http://obermayer.us/award), is now in its 16th year. In 2007,
for his work in this area, the German government awarded Arthur
Obermayer the highest honor it can give to non-Germans, the
Bundesverdienstkreuz, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of
Germany.

from 1997 to 1999 Arthur was a board member of JewishGen. In 1998 he
was a co-founder of The German Jewish Special Interest Group and has
been GerSIG's webmaster and senior Director since then.

In 2009 a 263-page history of his family was published based largely
on his genealogy research. For many years he served as a vice
president of the American Jewish Historical Society. He also founded a
Jewish museum in Creglingen, a small town in Southern Germany where
many of his ancestors had lived.

Arthur's passion about the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards, and
the commitment and dedication of his children to continue his legacy,
have inspired a number of radio and newspaper stories in the last few
weeks. Several more will soon be published.

http://www.wbur.org/2016/01/11/obermayer-dies

In Arthur's honor and memory, a book is being compiled in cooperation
with the Leo Baeck Institute. The publication will include letters by
former awardees to document their accomplishments since receiving the
award, demonstrating the impact the award has made on them and in
their communities. The book will also include a history of the awards.
A version will be ready for the Awards Ceremony in Berlin on January
25. Of tremendous value to German Jewish genealogists, it will be
available on GerSIG later this year.

A portrait of Arthur was prepared by Marlis Glaser, an awardee in
2015, unbeknownst to us all until late last year when we requested the
updates >from awardees. The painting has become a wonderful tribute to
him by capturing his essence. Marlis wrote, "the dark red, a symbol of
rule, power and influence, though now his vitality has weakened... he
is a well-known personality based on the award, and his support to so
many other programs... he is mostly smiling and very charming, so this
was my intention to express it..."

You can see the portrait on the WBUR web site.

http://www.wbur.org/2016/01/11/obermayer-dies

Karen S. Franklin, Vice President, Obermayer German Jewish History
Awards, Director of Family Research, Leo Baeck Institute


German SIG #Germany Arthur Obermayer - January 10, 2016 #germany

Karen Franklin
 

The official obituary for our dear friend Arthur Obermayer begins:

"Arthur S. Obermayer, who considered himself a serial entrepreneur,
died Sunday (Jan. 10) at the age of 84 in Dedham, Mass."

"Serial entrepreneur" is a wonderful description of Arthur. Jewish
genealogists, particularly German Jewish genealogists, have been the
beneficiaries of his entrepreneurship, generosity and wisdom, for
decades.

Arthur was the founder the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards,
presented annually in the Berlin Parliament to recognize German
non-Jews who have voluntarily worked to raise awareness of a
once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities. The
award (http://obermayer.us/award), is now in its 16th year. In 2007,
for his work in this area, the German government awarded Arthur
Obermayer the highest honor it can give to non-Germans, the
Bundesverdienstkreuz, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of
Germany.

from 1997 to 1999 Arthur was a board member of JewishGen. In 1998 he
was a co-founder of The German Jewish Special Interest Group and has
been GerSIG's webmaster and senior Director since then.

In 2009 a 263-page history of his family was published based largely
on his genealogy research. For many years he served as a vice
president of the American Jewish Historical Society. He also founded a
Jewish museum in Creglingen, a small town in Southern Germany where
many of his ancestors had lived.

Arthur's passion about the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards, and
the commitment and dedication of his children to continue his legacy,
have inspired a number of radio and newspaper stories in the last few
weeks. Several more will soon be published.

http://www.wbur.org/2016/01/11/obermayer-dies

In Arthur's honor and memory, a book is being compiled in cooperation
with the Leo Baeck Institute. The publication will include letters by
former awardees to document their accomplishments since receiving the
award, demonstrating the impact the award has made on them and in
their communities. The book will also include a history of the awards.
A version will be ready for the Awards Ceremony in Berlin on January
25. Of tremendous value to German Jewish genealogists, it will be
available on GerSIG later this year.

A portrait of Arthur was prepared by Marlis Glaser, an awardee in
2015, unbeknownst to us all until late last year when we requested the
updates >from awardees. The painting has become a wonderful tribute to
him by capturing his essence. Marlis wrote, "the dark red, a symbol of
rule, power and influence, though now his vitality has weakened... he
is a well-known personality based on the award, and his support to so
many other programs... he is mostly smiling and very charming, so this
was my intention to express it..."

You can see the portrait on the WBUR web site.

http://www.wbur.org/2016/01/11/obermayer-dies

Karen S. Franklin, Vice President, Obermayer German Jewish History
Awards, Director of Family Research, Leo Baeck Institute


Zborow Cadastral Map 1830 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Gesher Galicia has just posted a detailed and colorful updated
historical cadastral map of the town of Zborow (Zboriv, now in the
Ternopil Oblast of western Ukraine):

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/zboriv-zborow-1830-2/

This map was one of our first postings to the map room four years ago.
Since those early days, we've improved our map "stitching" and web
work, so we can now post a larger sample of this antique map with
improved alignment and blending of the original paper sheet seams.

The map shows many features of interest to genealogists and
historians, including complete building and parcel numbering, Catholic
and Jewish cemeteries, a town hall and a post office, and an unusual
and well-documented market square adjacent to the town's water
reservoir. We think this beautiful map deserves a second look!

The original paper map is preserved by the State Archives of Ternopil
Oblast (Ukraine):
http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ra19.php

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


JRI Poland #Poland Zborow Cadastral Map 1830 on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #poland

Jay Osborn <jay.osborn@...>
 

Gesher Galicia has just posted a detailed and colorful updated
historical cadastral map of the town of Zborow (Zboriv, now in the
Ternopil Oblast of western Ukraine):

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/zboriv-zborow-1830-2/

This map was one of our first postings to the map room four years ago.
Since those early days, we've improved our map "stitching" and web
work, so we can now post a larger sample of this antique map with
improved alignment and blending of the original paper sheet seams.

The map shows many features of interest to genealogists and
historians, including complete building and parcel numbering, Catholic
and Jewish cemeteries, a town hall and a post office, and an unusual
and well-documented market square adjacent to the town's water
reservoir. We think this beautiful map deserves a second look!

The original paper map is preserved by the State Archives of Ternopil
Oblast (Ukraine):
http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ra19.php

The GG Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org/

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator
Warsaw, Poland
maps@geshergalicia.org


GerSIG Co-founder Arthur Obermayer has died #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

With great sorrow, on behalf of my fellow Directors of GerSIG, I must
advise our community that Arthur Obermayer has passed away. On Sunday,
January 10th, 2016, a few days before the start of the annual German
Jewish History Award ceremony that bears his name, GerSIG's
Co-founder and benefactor Arthur Obermayer lost his battle against
metastatic prostate cancer. He was 84.

Arthur's guidance and generous support provided the foundation of
GerSIG in 1998.

Dr. Obermayer used modern technology to expand on his father's
interest in genealogy that originated in the 1920s.
Starting in 1969 he joined the board of the American Jewish Historical
Society and over the years became its treasurer, VP, chair of three
long range planning committees and Boston Branch board member. Until
his death, Arthur was a Councilor of the New England Historic
Genealogical Society.

Arthur was also an activist in many business, political, and Israel-
related peace organizations. A few months ago he was inducted into
the Small Business Innovation Research Hall of Fame at the White House
for his major role in the original funding of the SBIR program.

We've lost a wise and generous friend.
On behalf of GerSIG, I extend condolences to Arthur's family.

John Paul Lowens - German Jewish Special Interest Group Director


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Co-founder Arthur Obermayer has died #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

With great sorrow, on behalf of my fellow Directors of GerSIG, I must
advise our community that Arthur Obermayer has passed away. On Sunday,
January 10th, 2016, a few days before the start of the annual German
Jewish History Award ceremony that bears his name, GerSIG's
Co-founder and benefactor Arthur Obermayer lost his battle against
metastatic prostate cancer. He was 84.

Arthur's guidance and generous support provided the foundation of
GerSIG in 1998.

Dr. Obermayer used modern technology to expand on his father's
interest in genealogy that originated in the 1920s.
Starting in 1969 he joined the board of the American Jewish Historical
Society and over the years became its treasurer, VP, chair of three
long range planning committees and Boston Branch board member. Until
his death, Arthur was a Councilor of the New England Historic
Genealogical Society.

Arthur was also an activist in many business, political, and Israel-
related peace organizations. A few months ago he was inducted into
the Small Business Innovation Research Hall of Fame at the White House
for his major role in the original funding of the SBIR program.

We've lost a wise and generous friend.
On behalf of GerSIG, I extend condolences to Arthur's family.

John Paul Lowens - German Jewish Special Interest Group Director

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