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FGS and NGS Announce Intent to Merge

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

  

 

 

At the opening session of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference in Washington D.C  it was announced that the  FGS and National Genealogical Society (NGS) intend to merge.  The two organizations, will form one consolidated group that will continue to operate as the National Genealogical Society. The merger will be completed October 1, 2020. Until then, both organizations will continue discussions and both will hold their 2020 conferences as planned: FGS in Kansas City and NGS in Salt Lake City. The first merged conference will be held in May 2021 in Richmond Virginia. That conference will expand from 4 to 5 days allowing for a society management additional day.

 

The FGS is an umbrella organization for genealogy societies and the NGS is an organization predominately of individuals with organizations allowed to join but without a vote. At the joint press conference conducted by both societies’ presidents, Ben Spratling, President of NGS, said  NGS will incorporate FGS in society related activities and societies will have voting rights. The difference between societies and individuals in voting  is still being worked on during this “engagement” period.

 

The periodicals will be “merged” with the FGS Forum being incorporated into the NGS Magazine.

 

FGS, NGS and IAJGS jointly sponsor the Records Preservation and Access Committee  which will continue, but after the merger/marriage with two sponsors not three.

 

To read the press releases see:

https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/NGS-FGS-Intent-Merge-PR-2019-0821-FINAL.pdf

 

https://fgs.org/ngs-and-fgs-announce-intent-to-merge/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 



Vienna Kultusgemeinde #austria-czech

ruthkur@...
 

Can anyone tell me the best way to get documents and/or information >from the Vienna
Kultusgemeinde? I am looking for the "exit documents" that my late parents must have filed in
order to leave Austria in 1939. My late mother was Elsa (nee Kleiner) Kurschner and my late
father was Nuchim (sometimes Norbert) Kurschner. We lived in the Second District on
Lilienbrungasse. thank you all. Ruth Kurschner


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Vienna Kultusgemeinde #austria-czech

ruthkur@...
 

Can anyone tell me the best way to get documents and/or information >from the Vienna
Kultusgemeinde? I am looking for the "exit documents" that my late parents must have filed in
order to leave Austria in 1939. My late mother was Elsa (nee Kleiner) Kurschner and my late
father was Nuchim (sometimes Norbert) Kurschner. We lived in the Second District on
Lilienbrungasse. thank you all. Ruth Kurschner


Holocaust.cz temporarily offline #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Holocaust.cz temporarily offline

from August, 19th, to August, 24th, holocaust.cz will go offline due
to the reconstruction of the website. After August, 24th, holocaust.cz
will return in a new version. We apologize for any inconvenience of this
might cause. Thank you for your understanding,

The editors of holocaust.com



Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Rabinek family #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Hello >from Boston!

-- Any Rabinek researchers here? I am interested in the whereabouts of
the family of Israel Rabinek at the end of the 19th century.

Thanks,
Helen



helenepstein.com


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Holocaust.cz temporarily offline #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Holocaust.cz temporarily offline

from August, 19th, to August, 24th, holocaust.cz will go offline due
to the reconstruction of the website. After August, 24th, holocaust.cz
will return in a new version. We apologize for any inconvenience of this
might cause. Thank you for your understanding,

The editors of holocaust.com



Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Rabinek family #austria-czech

Helen Epstein
 

Hello >from Boston!

-- Any Rabinek researchers here? I am interested in the whereabouts of
the family of Israel Rabinek at the end of the 19th century.

Thanks,
Helen



helenepstein.com


Meeting IGRA, Givatayim, Israel, September 4, 2019 #general

Hinda Solomon
 

Israel Genealogy Research Association - How to make the most of JewishGen. Lecturer
Garri Regev

Garri will demonstrate some of the most important features of JewishGen >from the
JewishGen Family Finder and the JewishGen Family of the Jewish People to the unique
Jewish Communities Database, the individual country databases, the JewishGen Online
Burial Registry to the Special Interest Groups and Discussion Groups and more as
time allows. If you are just beginning your research this lecture will give you the
building blocks you need, even if you are a seasoned user there will be valuable
information presented.
Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavneeli Street, Givatayim, Israel
September 4, 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Map:https://goo.gl/maps/4YVN5o8UDYr
Website: http://genealogy.org.il/
Posted by Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meeting IGRA, Givatayim, Israel, September 4, 2019 #general

Hinda Solomon
 

Israel Genealogy Research Association - How to make the most of JewishGen. Lecturer
Garri Regev

Garri will demonstrate some of the most important features of JewishGen >from the
JewishGen Family Finder and the JewishGen Family of the Jewish People to the unique
Jewish Communities Database, the individual country databases, the JewishGen Online
Burial Registry to the Special Interest Groups and Discussion Groups and more as
time allows. If you are just beginning your research this lecture will give you the
building blocks you need, even if you are a seasoned user there will be valuable
information presented.
Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavneeli Street, Givatayim, Israel
September 4, 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Map:https://goo.gl/maps/4YVN5o8UDYr
Website: http://genealogy.org.il/
Posted by Hinda Solomon
Rishon LeZion, Israel


Searching KABAKOV in Israel #general

David Goldman
 

Hi, Jewishgenners. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone in the Ashkelon
area could email me about contacting a distant relative(s) who may still be
living in Ashkelon on Sderot Menachem Begin.
Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching KABAKOV in Israel #general

David Goldman
 

Hi, Jewishgenners. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone in the Ashkelon
area could email me about contacting a distant relative(s) who may still be
living in Ashkelon on Sderot Menachem Begin.
Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC


Polish Translation Help #general

David Rosenbaum
 

Hi All,

Looking for some Polish translation help on Chaja Tencer's death
record >from Kalisz.

Link is here: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74822

Thanks in advance.
David Rosenbaum

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond using the ViewMate response form


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Translation Help #general

David Rosenbaum
 

Hi All,

Looking for some Polish translation help on Chaja Tencer's death
record >from Kalisz.

Link is here: https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74822

Thanks in advance.
David Rosenbaum

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond using the ViewMate response form


Searching PLASKOVSKY and SOLER #general

David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners. I have discovered a family connection in Israel named
PLASKOVSKY and SOLER with origins >from Grodno. Does anyone know of people
with either name in Ashdod, Tel Aviv areas?
I tried Googling but was basically unsuccessful.
Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching PLASKOVSKY and SOLER #general

David Goldman
 

Hello, Jewishgenners. I have discovered a family connection in Israel named
PLASKOVSKY and SOLER with origins >from Grodno. Does anyone know of people
with either name in Ashdod, Tel Aviv areas?
I tried Googling but was basically unsuccessful.
Thanks,
David Goldman
NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: Private responses please


JewishGen Course for Galician Research - Sept 6-28 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two part course is designed for
those relatively new to Galician research, but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, and continue with surname
research via vital records using four major websites: Routes to Roots,
JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen.

We focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact list of who is researching your
surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to connect with
fellow researchers and professionals. Please note: this course does not include
research in US or UK records; you need to know the immigrants name and
town >from prior research.

Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook.
Galicia II (2020) will cover the historical background, the Polish
Archives, over 50 different source websites (census, military,
directories etc), Holocaust, languages, hiring a
researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one
ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work
one-on-one with the instructor to research vital records for your
branch, and ask your questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as
our students are
international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.
Registration is open to 15 students.

Please re-read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40145.
To register, scroll down to the course at www.jewishgen.org/education
and click enroll;
for questions, please mail me,
Phyllis Kramer, Director, Education, JewishGen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen Course for Galician Research - Sept 6-28 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did you have ancestors >from Galicia? Would you like to understand the
resources for researching them? This two part course is designed for
those relatively new to Galician research, but know the town of
origin. We begin with online town sources, and continue with surname
research via vital records using four major websites: Routes to Roots,
JRI-Poland, Gesher Galicia and JewishGen.

We focus on developing a methodology for foreign research,
including: (1) the Family Document containing all the necessary
information about your family branch, (2) the Research Table of where
you've searched, (3) Your ToDo list, (4) contact list of who is researching your
surname or shtetl, and (5) a descriptive paragraph to connect with
fellow researchers and professionals. Please note: this course does not include
research in US or UK records; you need to know the immigrants name and
town >from prior research.

Course Material will include an online, downloadable textbook.
Galicia II (2020) will cover the historical background, the Polish
Archives, over 50 different source websites (census, military,
directories etc), Holocaust, languages, hiring a
researcher and more!

This is a personal mentoring program (unique to JewishGen education)
which features an online FORUM where you'll be encouraged to post one
ancestral branch (one surname), set goals for your research, and work
one-on-one with the instructor to research vital records for your
branch, and ask your questions. Our classes have no scheduled times as
our students are
international, enabling everyone to read/view/post at leisure.
Registration is open to 15 students.

Please re-read the full description at
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40145.
To register, scroll down to the course at www.jewishgen.org/education
and click enroll;
for questions, please mail me,
Phyllis Kramer, Director, Education, JewishGen


Family Roots in Romania #romania

Ben Ring <ben.rng@...>
 

Good Afternoon,

My wife has hit a dead end in family research. Her great grandfather,
Charles Morris Symonds was born in Romania in approximately 1882 (give
or take) and emigrated >from Romania to the US in approximately 1903,
at least according to the Boston census of 1910. We found him on the
Boston 1910 census and my wife has his burial information, but we have
no record of where in Romania he lived or which port he came in at
(Boston or New York), or if he had relatives in the US already. On the
census, his birthplace is listed as Rumania, but being that we don't
know where in Romania he came from, there's the possibility that he
might've actually been >from present day Moldova.

We know that he probably Anglicized his name >from whatever it was in
Romanian, but my father in law and wife have no idea what it was
before he anglicized it.

We'd be grateful for any guidance or direction that anyone could provide us!

Thanks so much,
Ben Ring

--
Benjamin A. Ring,


Romania SIG #Romania Family Roots in Romania #romania

Ben Ring <ben.rng@...>
 

Good Afternoon,

My wife has hit a dead end in family research. Her great grandfather,
Charles Morris Symonds was born in Romania in approximately 1882 (give
or take) and emigrated >from Romania to the US in approximately 1903,
at least according to the Boston census of 1910. We found him on the
Boston 1910 census and my wife has his burial information, but we have
no record of where in Romania he lived or which port he came in at
(Boston or New York), or if he had relatives in the US already. On the
census, his birthplace is listed as Rumania, but being that we don't
know where in Romania he came from, there's the possibility that he
might've actually been >from present day Moldova.

We know that he probably Anglicized his name >from whatever it was in
Romanian, but my father in law and wife have no idea what it was
before he anglicized it.

We'd be grateful for any guidance or direction that anyone could provide us!

Thanks so much,
Ben Ring

--
Benjamin A. Ring,


Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery University City, MO #general

Cindy Taylor
 

St. Louis Genners,

I was able to find several graves on line but there is a particular
one not available. If you're in the area and able to photograph this
grave for me please let me know with a direct email. Thank you in
advance. If you should see his (2nd) wife, would appreciate that one
also. Sorry, but I don't know her name, but would hope she's nearby.

Morris Pankewer Section P, Lot 24, grave 2W.

Cindy Potter Taylor, Boynton Beach, FL.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please let Cindy privately know before you go to the cemetery to
avoid duplication of efforts.

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