Date   

Vatra Dornei Vital Records #romania

Orit Lavi
 

Dear friends,

I wonder if any of you have an experience with obtaining vital records
from Vatra Dornei.
The inventory list made by the Leo Baeck Institute mentions the
1877-1887 death records, available in Suceava. But I have found
nothing in the LBI inventory regarding other record types or years.

According to the Vatra Dornei Yizkor book, until 1890 community
services were given at Campulung, but starting 1891, Vatra Dornei
community became independent.
So I wonder if the records >from 1891 onwards can be found, and where.

Many thanks

Orit Lavi

Tsukey Yam, Israel


70th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Sighet! #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

I have just received an announcement that may be of interest to many of
you.
=================
>from May 17-20, 2014 the Municipality of Sighetu Marmaiei, Jewish
Cultural Museum-Elie Wiesel Museum and the Jewish Community Sigheu
Marmatiei will be holding a commemoration service and special events
dedicated to the Holocaust victims in Maramures.

Programs will include: Commemoration Service at the Holocaust Memorial
Monument in Sighet, Exhibit of Jewish Life in Sighet prior to WW II,
Klezmer Concert and a play. In addition a miniconference
will be held on the topic including presentations by survivors or their
children, as well as showing documentaries and launching a book.

They are calling all survivors and their families to come and take part
in this unique event first of in the Sighet Community. Or if you have
pictures, special memorabilia books and films on the Jewish
History of Sighetu – Marmaiei to share, you can contact:
Peninah Zilberman: <peninah118@gmail.com>

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-SIG


FW: AJGS Sydney Sunday March 23, 2014 Galicia Galore and More #romania

David & Diana Laufer
 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)

Seminar: Galicia Galore and More
Speaker: Pamela Weisberger

Sunday, March 23, 2014
North Shore Synagogue,
Lindfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Seminar Program: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Pamela Weisberger is a professional genealogist and outstanding
internationally-known lecturer on the former Galicia region and its
Galitzianer descendants. She will cover general topics about Central and
Eastern Europe as well as specific Galician research, including the use of
Cadastral Maps and navigating the Gesher Galicia Website.

Go to www.ajgs.org.au for a registration form and seminar flyer. Kosher
lunch is included in the cost. For more information contact
genealogy@rpnash.com

She will also be speaking to groups in Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.

Peter Nash, Publicity Coordinator
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)
_


Romania SIG #Romania Vatra Dornei Vital Records #romania

Orit Lavi
 

Dear friends,

I wonder if any of you have an experience with obtaining vital records
from Vatra Dornei.
The inventory list made by the Leo Baeck Institute mentions the
1877-1887 death records, available in Suceava. But I have found
nothing in the LBI inventory regarding other record types or years.

According to the Vatra Dornei Yizkor book, until 1890 community
services were given at Campulung, but starting 1891, Vatra Dornei
community became independent.
So I wonder if the records >from 1891 onwards can be found, and where.

Many thanks

Orit Lavi

Tsukey Yam, Israel


Romania SIG #Romania 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Sighet! #romania

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear All,

I have just received an announcement that may be of interest to many of
you.
=================
>from May 17-20, 2014 the Municipality of Sighetu Marmaiei, Jewish
Cultural Museum-Elie Wiesel Museum and the Jewish Community Sigheu
Marmatiei will be holding a commemoration service and special events
dedicated to the Holocaust victims in Maramures.

Programs will include: Commemoration Service at the Holocaust Memorial
Monument in Sighet, Exhibit of Jewish Life in Sighet prior to WW II,
Klezmer Concert and a play. In addition a miniconference
will be held on the topic including presentations by survivors or their
children, as well as showing documentaries and launching a book.

They are calling all survivors and their families to come and take part
in this unique event first of in the Sighet Community. Or if you have
pictures, special memorabilia books and films on the Jewish
History of Sighetu – Marmaiei to share, you can contact:
Peninah Zilberman: <peninah118@gmail.com>

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator Rom-SIG


Romania SIG #Romania FW: AJGS Sydney Sunday March 23, 2014 Galicia Galore and More #romania

David & Diana Laufer
 

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)

Seminar: Galicia Galore and More
Speaker: Pamela Weisberger

Sunday, March 23, 2014
North Shore Synagogue,
Lindfield, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Seminar Program: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Pamela Weisberger is a professional genealogist and outstanding
internationally-known lecturer on the former Galicia region and its
Galitzianer descendants. She will cover general topics about Central and
Eastern Europe as well as specific Galician research, including the use of
Cadastral Maps and navigating the Gesher Galicia Website.

Go to www.ajgs.org.au for a registration form and seminar flyer. Kosher
lunch is included in the cost. For more information contact
genealogy@rpnash.com

She will also be speaking to groups in Canberra, Perth and Melbourne.

Peter Nash, Publicity Coordinator
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Sydney)
_


JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23 #poland

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23, at 2 PM at the Center for Jewish
History, 15 West 16th St., New York

Program: >from Genealogy to History: Exploring the Jewish 20th Century
through One Family's Story

Speaker: David Laskin

In his highly praised new book, "The Family: Three Journeys into the
Heart of the 20th Century," David Laskin tells the story of his mother's
family - Eastern European Jews, who split into three branches at the
turn of the last century: one branch went to New York and were very
successful in business; one branch became idealistic pioneers in
Palestine in the '30s; the third branch remained in Poland and perished
in the Holocaust. Mr. Laskin will describe his genealogical research,
using archives and resources in Europe, the United States, and Israel,
and the way in which family letters, memoirs and historical documents
helped him to understand family history in the broader context of the
20th century.

David Laskin is an award-winning author who writes about the intersection
between ordinary people and seismic upheavals of our time. Mr. Laskin holds
degrees >from Harvard University and New College, Oxford. There will be a
book sale and signing following the presentation.

In addition: Bring your lunch and meet with fellow JGS members and experts
in an informal setting to share research stories and ask questions. 12:30
in the Chapel. The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH is
currently undergoing major renovations. Though open and accessible,
space is severely limited in the temporary location and some materials
may not be available. Sunday hours as usual begin at 11 AM. Admission to
meetings is free for members; guests pay $5 at the door.

Submitted by Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #romania

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


JRI Poland #Poland JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23 #poland

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23, at 2 PM at the Center for Jewish
History, 15 West 16th St., New York

Program: >from Genealogy to History: Exploring the Jewish 20th Century
through One Family's Story

Speaker: David Laskin

In his highly praised new book, "The Family: Three Journeys into the
Heart of the 20th Century," David Laskin tells the story of his mother's
family - Eastern European Jews, who split into three branches at the
turn of the last century: one branch went to New York and were very
successful in business; one branch became idealistic pioneers in
Palestine in the '30s; the third branch remained in Poland and perished
in the Holocaust. Mr. Laskin will describe his genealogical research,
using archives and resources in Europe, the United States, and Israel,
and the way in which family letters, memoirs and historical documents
helped him to understand family history in the broader context of the
20th century.

David Laskin is an award-winning author who writes about the intersection
between ordinary people and seismic upheavals of our time. Mr. Laskin holds
degrees >from Harvard University and New College, Oxford. There will be a
book sale and signing following the presentation.

In addition: Bring your lunch and meet with fellow JGS members and experts
in an informal setting to share research stories and ask questions. 12:30
in the Chapel. The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH is
currently undergoing major renovations. Though open and accessible,
space is severely limited in the temporary location and some materials
may not be available. Sunday hours as usual begin at 11 AM. Admission to
meetings is free for members; guests pay $5 at the door.

Submitted by Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Romania SIG #Romania World War I Family Story Upload Feature is now Available on the IAJGS Conference Website! #romania

Hal Bookbinder
 

The theme of the upcoming IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy is the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I. To
commemorate this event, the Conference is offering registrants (both
those who will attend the conference in Salt Lake City and those who
register to access it LIVE! over the Internet) the chance to share
their Family?s World War I era stories and photos. Stories may relate
to military service, the disruption caused by fighting, forced
relocation, emigration, or other topics related to this era.

Now is the time to write your story and gather your pictures. You may
upload your story and related photos using the World War I Story
Upload feature on the Conference website, www.iajgs2014.org . The
purpose of this feature is to allow the Conference Committee to gather
all of your stories and memories into a unique online exhibit and
possibly a printed memory book. We also plan a World War I picture
display at the Conference.

To use the World War I Story Upload Feature you must first register
for the conference. Then, use the Registration Update feature to
upload your story and associated pictures. You will need your
registration email and password to log into the Registration Update
feature. If you have forgotten your password, the Registration Update
page has a "Forgot password" function. We will periodically extract
stories to share through social media (Discussion Forum, Blog,
Facebook and Twitter). We envision cutting off updates as of June 15,
2014 to allow time to create the online exhibit for the conference.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair,
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, UT
7/27-8/1/2014
www.iajgs2014.org


Re: Present Tense journal #poland

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

The best place to look for this or any published journal, magazine, or
book is Worldcat, the online international library catalog. The URL is
http://www.worldcatlibraries.org.

If the "Present Tense" you seek is the one that was published by the
American Jewish Committee, it is available at many libraries. On the
main URL, enter the name "Present Tense." When you find the item you
wish, go to the top of the page where it says "find library" and enter
your zip code. It will then locate copies by their distance >from your
location.

Jeff Lewy
San Francisco, CA


JRI Poland #Poland re: Present Tense journal #poland

Jeff Lewy <airbair@...>
 

The best place to look for this or any published journal, magazine, or
book is Worldcat, the online international library catalog. The URL is
http://www.worldcatlibraries.org.

If the "Present Tense" you seek is the one that was published by the
American Jewish Committee, it is available at many libraries. On the
main URL, enter the name "Present Tense." When you find the item you
wish, go to the top of the page where it says "find library" and enter
your zip code. It will then locate copies by their distance >from your
location.

Jeff Lewy
San Francisco, CA


ViewMate translation request - German language birth register (from Narajow, Austria/Hungary, Western Galicia, now Poland) - surname JAGED (YAGED in U.S.) #poland

Rick Luftglass
 

I've posted a vital record (birth register) record in German for which I
need an exact translation. I already have a translation of the column
headings, so I just need the translation of the writing in the row with
Aaron Jaged (3rd row).

It's the birth register >from Aaron Jaged, who I believe was my great
grandfather's (Hersch's) brother. It includes the names of their parents
(my great, great grandparents), and perhaps his grandparents as well.

Separately, I'm also going to post my great grandfather's (Hersch's) and his
brother Isaak, as well as birth and death registry listings >from two other
likely brothers, Michel and Mozes, both of who died as infants.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32267

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Rick Luftglass


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - German language birth register (from Narajow, Austria/Hungary, Western Galicia, now Poland) - surname JAGED (YAGED in U.S.) #poland

Rick Luftglass
 

I've posted a vital record (birth register) record in German for which I
need an exact translation. I already have a translation of the column
headings, so I just need the translation of the writing in the row with
Aaron Jaged (3rd row).

It's the birth register >from Aaron Jaged, who I believe was my great
grandfather's (Hersch's) brother. It includes the names of their parents
(my great, great grandparents), and perhaps his grandparents as well.

Separately, I'm also going to post my great grandfather's (Hersch's) and his
brother Isaak, as well as birth and death registry listings >from two other
likely brothers, Michel and Mozes, both of who died as infants.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM32267

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Rick Luftglass


FW: WW1 Jewish soldiers buried in Lublin #poland

Eli Brauner
 

Just recently, after years of research, I have found what happened
to my grandfather that served in the Austro Hungarian army during WW1
and never returned.

He was buried in Lublin. I have learned that there is a ground where
Jewish soldiers of the imperial army were buried.

Prof. M. Balaban wrote about the place which is part of the new cemetery
in Lublin. Someone encountered this place?
Do you know a person who will be willing to look for details there?

Regards,

Eli Brauner
Israel


JRI Poland #Poland FW: WW1 Jewish soldiers buried in Lublin #poland

Eli Brauner
 

Just recently, after years of research, I have found what happened
to my grandfather that served in the Austro Hungarian army during WW1
and never returned.

He was buried in Lublin. I have learned that there is a ground where
Jewish soldiers of the imperial army were buried.

Prof. M. Balaban wrote about the place which is part of the new cemetery
in Lublin. Someone encountered this place?
Do you know a person who will be willing to look for details there?

Regards,

Eli Brauner
Israel


JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23 #lithuania

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23, at 2 PM at the Center for Jewish
History, 15 West 16th St., New York

Program: >from Genealogy to History: Exploring the Jewish 20th Century
through One Family's Story

Speaker: David Laskin

In his highly praised new book, "The Family: Three Journeys into the
Heart of the 20th Century," David Laskin tells the story of his mother's
family - Eastern European Jews, who split into three branches at the
turn of the last century: one branch went to New York and were very
successful in business; one branch became idealistic pioneers in
Palestine in the '30s; the third branch remained in Poland and perished
in the Holocaust. Mr. Laskin will describe his genealogical research,
using archives and resources in Europe, the United States, and Israel,
and the way in which family letters, memoirs and historical documents
helped him to understand family history in the broader context of the
20th century.

David Laskin is an award-winning author who writes about the intersection
between ordinary people and seismic upheavals of our time. Mr. Laskin holds
degrees >from Harvard University and New College, Oxford. There will be a
book sale and signing following the presentation.

In addition: Bring your lunch and meet with fellow JGS members and experts
in an informal setting to share research stories and ask questions. 12:30
in the Chapel. The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH is
currently undergoing major renovations. Though open and accessible,
space is severely limited in the temporary location and some materials
may not be available. Sunday hours as usual begin at 11 AM. Admission to
meetings is free for members; guests pay $5 at the door.

Submitted by Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23 #lithuania

Harriet Mayer
 

JGS (NY) Meeting Sunday, February 23, at 2 PM at the Center for Jewish
History, 15 West 16th St., New York

Program: >from Genealogy to History: Exploring the Jewish 20th Century
through One Family's Story

Speaker: David Laskin

In his highly praised new book, "The Family: Three Journeys into the
Heart of the 20th Century," David Laskin tells the story of his mother's
family - Eastern European Jews, who split into three branches at the
turn of the last century: one branch went to New York and were very
successful in business; one branch became idealistic pioneers in
Palestine in the '30s; the third branch remained in Poland and perished
in the Holocaust. Mr. Laskin will describe his genealogical research,
using archives and resources in Europe, the United States, and Israel,
and the way in which family letters, memoirs and historical documents
helped him to understand family history in the broader context of the
20th century.

David Laskin is an award-winning author who writes about the intersection
between ordinary people and seismic upheavals of our time. Mr. Laskin holds
degrees >from Harvard University and New College, Oxford. There will be a
book sale and signing following the presentation.

In addition: Bring your lunch and meet with fellow JGS members and experts
in an informal setting to share research stories and ask questions. 12:30
in the Chapel. The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH is
currently undergoing major renovations. Though open and accessible,
space is severely limited in the temporary location and some materials
may not be available. Sunday hours as usual begin at 11 AM. Admission to
meetings is free for members; guests pay $5 at the door.

Submitted by Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications
New York NY


Re: Brenner from Panevezys #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Hi - re Brenner >from Panevezys: Velvel was a nickname for Volf
(spelled in various ways) so I'd search for that name with a
"phonetically like" search mode.

As for Panevezys vs. Vilna: It's quite possible that all or part of
the family moved. Our forebears were peripatetic. They were pressured
by the Tsarist government to move >from villages to cities; many,
especially sons of working age (which could be as young as 15 or 16)
moved in search of economic opportunity; women upon marriage generally
moved to their new husband's home; and entire families might follow a
relative who had found prosperity elsewhere.

Panevezys is 82 miles >from Vilna, not an impossible distance.
Plus Vilna, as you say, might have been a generalization, most likely
referring to someplace in the Vilna Uyezd. It was not unusual to refer
to the uyezd in which one's home town was located rather than the town
itself, though that was more likely to occur in official documents
than in reminiscences. I would at least search all shtetls located
near Panevezys - JewishGEN will provide you a list using the Search
for Places by Location - Radius Search on the page
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/.

I'm not a member of the Panevesyz District Research Group (DRG), so
I don't know if there are any files specifically about the town of
Panevesyz available through the DRG only and not in the database. The
coordinator of the DRG might be able to tell you. Even if there are
not, there are recent databases of passports, emigration lists and
other Uyezd-wide files available only through the DRG that may be helpful.
If you can afford the extra $100, the DRGs are treasure troves of
information.

JewishGEN has limited free information about South African Jews. Two
other locations with free information are the South Africa Jewish
Rootsbank at
http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/CGI_ROOTWEB.exe?entry_point=Home
and the National Archives of South Africa, located at
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl.

Even though you're trying to find information about the Brenners in
Panevesyz, the later South African files may furnish valuable data
about their past.

Good luck.

Judith Singer

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Brenner/Brener from_Paneveys, Kovno
From: "Wendy Freebourne" <art@wendyfreebourne.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:57:21 -0000
X-Message-Number: 1

I have at last tracked down a brother of my maternal grandmother, Fanny
Brenner, who emigrated to S Africa at the turn of the 19th century. His
name was Welwel (William) Brener. There was also another brother, Louis,
who also went to S Africa. Welwel told his grandchildren that he came
from Paneveys.
I have also been told that my grandmother was one of about 13 siblings.
My mother used to tell me they came >from Vilna, but that may have been a
generalisation.

I would be open to any suggestions about how to research this family in
Paneveys.

Wendy Freebourne
art@wendyfreebourne.com
Researching: BRENNER Paneveys, Kovno, Lithuania MOSCOVITCH, Latvia,
BOGODELNIK Ukraine/Bessarabia


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Brenner from Panevezys #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

Hi - re Brenner >from Panevezys: Velvel was a nickname for Volf
(spelled in various ways) so I'd search for that name with a
"phonetically like" search mode.

As for Panevezys vs. Vilna: It's quite possible that all or part of
the family moved. Our forebears were peripatetic. They were pressured
by the Tsarist government to move >from villages to cities; many,
especially sons of working age (which could be as young as 15 or 16)
moved in search of economic opportunity; women upon marriage generally
moved to their new husband's home; and entire families might follow a
relative who had found prosperity elsewhere.

Panevezys is 82 miles >from Vilna, not an impossible distance.
Plus Vilna, as you say, might have been a generalization, most likely
referring to someplace in the Vilna Uyezd. It was not unusual to refer
to the uyezd in which one's home town was located rather than the town
itself, though that was more likely to occur in official documents
than in reminiscences. I would at least search all shtetls located
near Panevezys - JewishGEN will provide you a list using the Search
for Places by Location - Radius Search on the page
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/.

I'm not a member of the Panevesyz District Research Group (DRG), so
I don't know if there are any files specifically about the town of
Panevesyz available through the DRG only and not in the database. The
coordinator of the DRG might be able to tell you. Even if there are
not, there are recent databases of passports, emigration lists and
other Uyezd-wide files available only through the DRG that may be helpful.
If you can afford the extra $100, the DRGs are treasure troves of
information.

JewishGEN has limited free information about South African Jews. Two
other locations with free information are the South Africa Jewish
Rootsbank at
http://chrysalis.its.uct.ac.za/CGI/CGI_ROOTWEB.exe?entry_point=Home
and the National Archives of South Africa, located at
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl.

Even though you're trying to find information about the Brenners in
Panevesyz, the later South African files may furnish valuable data
about their past.

Good luck.

Judith Singer

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Brenner/Brener from_Paneveys, Kovno
From: "Wendy Freebourne" <art@wendyfreebourne.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:57:21 -0000
X-Message-Number: 1

I have at last tracked down a brother of my maternal grandmother, Fanny
Brenner, who emigrated to S Africa at the turn of the 19th century. His
name was Welwel (William) Brener. There was also another brother, Louis,
who also went to S Africa. Welwel told his grandchildren that he came
from Paneveys.
I have also been told that my grandmother was one of about 13 siblings.
My mother used to tell me they came >from Vilna, but that may have been a
generalisation.

I would be open to any suggestions about how to research this family in
Paneveys.

Wendy Freebourne
art@wendyfreebourne.com
Researching: BRENNER Paneveys, Kovno, Lithuania MOSCOVITCH, Latvia,
BOGODELNIK Ukraine/Bessarabia

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