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Re: Retain documents, not just web links to the documents #general

Hilary Henkin
 

While your advice to always save the original document is very sound,
the document might still be on the website, but on a different page or
with a different name, so the link (the path to the document) isn't
accurate now. You might try truncating the URL a piece at a time (some
shortened versions won't work because of directory limitations), and see
where that takes you.

If the site offers a site search,that might also be helpful

At one time there was a website dedicated to the Jewish Cemetery in Harbin, China,
with lists of all those buried there. I printed out every page, and one day, the
site was gone. But I still have my printed pages....

Don't give up quite yet....

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;
PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL -VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China: FELDMAN; PENZNER; SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; Lublin,Poland: KATZ; JARMUSZ

Mel Comisarow melcom4@gmail.com wrote:

...I have recently had excellent results using Google Translate to translate
Russian into English and so I wished to revisit my Portuguese document of ten
years ago. The web link no longer works.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Retain documents, not just web links to the documents #general

Hilary Henkin
 

While your advice to always save the original document is very sound,
the document might still be on the website, but on a different page or
with a different name, so the link (the path to the document) isn't
accurate now. You might try truncating the URL a piece at a time (some
shortened versions won't work because of directory limitations), and see
where that takes you.

If the site offers a site search,that might also be helpful

At one time there was a website dedicated to the Jewish Cemetery in Harbin, China,
with lists of all those buried there. I printed out every page, and one day, the
site was gone. But I still have my printed pages....

Don't give up quite yet....

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENIKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;
PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL -VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China: FELDMAN; PENZNER; SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; Lublin,Poland: KATZ; JARMUSZ

Mel Comisarow melcom4@gmail.com wrote:

...I have recently had excellent results using Google Translate to translate
Russian into English and so I wished to revisit my Portuguese document of ten
years ago. The web link no longer works.


Lublin-Majdan Tatarski List #general

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has added digitized
documents for about 4,500 name records in the collection Ghetto
Lublin-Majdan Tatarski List 1942 to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims
(HSV) database. You can search/request and immediately receive digital
copies of the original documents in your email. Search at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20732.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lublin-Majdan Tatarski List #general

Lande
 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has added digitized
documents for about 4,500 name records in the collection Ghetto
Lublin-Majdan Tatarski List 1942 to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims
(HSV) database. You can search/request and immediately receive digital
copies of the original documents in your email. Search at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=20732.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Resource in London to Document Holocaust Survivor's Story #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group, An elderly cousin of mine, living in London, has decided after 70 years,
to talk about his survival during the Holocaust. He would like it to be properly
documented. Is there an organization in London that I can contact that can do this?
Thank you,
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY moishe.miller@totalben.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Resource in London to Document Holocaust Survivor's Story #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group, An elderly cousin of mine, living in London, has decided after 70 years,
to talk about his survival during the Holocaust. He would like it to be properly
documented. Is there an organization in London that I can contact that can do this?
Thank you,
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY moishe.miller@totalben.com


Russian Translation Help #general

David Rosenbaum
 

I originally posted this as a Polish translation but was informed that
this record is actually in Russian. Here is the link again:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74822

All insight appreciated.

Thanks,
David Rosenbaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Translation Help #general

David Rosenbaum
 

I originally posted this as a Polish translation but was informed that
this record is actually in Russian. Here is the link again:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74822

All insight appreciated.

Thanks,
David Rosenbaum


Re: Looking for photo of 336 E. Houston St. NYC #general

Bruce Drake
 

I answered Wendy Griswold privately on this, but thought it might be
useful to others here.

One way to find a specific photo by address is to go online to the New
York City Department of Records and Information Services
https://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/NYCMA~5~5

The city took tax photos of every building in New York ... the
limitation is that this was only done between 1939-1941. I had long
been longing for a photo that would have included the storefront of a
restaurant my grandfather had at 10 Delancey Street between 1910 and
1920 while it was still open. The Department of Records photo of it
was long past that time but at least gave me a better idea of what it
looked like in past times.

The other excellent tool, probably known to many here already, is the
New York Public Library's oldnyc.org site. It presents you with a map
of the five boroughs with cross streets and dots to click in that take
you to what photos are available for that location.If you're working
from a street number, go to Google maps and find the nearest cross
street and then go to the NYPL map.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for photo of 336 E. Houston St. NYC #general

Bruce Drake
 

I answered Wendy Griswold privately on this, but thought it might be
useful to others here.

One way to find a specific photo by address is to go online to the New
York City Department of Records and Information Services
https://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/NYCMA~5~5

The city took tax photos of every building in New York ... the
limitation is that this was only done between 1939-1941. I had long
been longing for a photo that would have included the storefront of a
restaurant my grandfather had at 10 Delancey Street between 1910 and
1920 while it was still open. The Department of Records photo of it
was long past that time but at least gave me a better idea of what it
looked like in past times.

The other excellent tool, probably known to many here already, is the
New York Public Library's oldnyc.org site. It presents you with a map
of the five boroughs with cross streets and dots to click in that take
you to what photos are available for that location.If you're working
from a street number, go to Google maps and find the nearest cross
street and then go to the NYPL map.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK


Viewmate Translation request #general

Naomi
 

Hi Genners,
I have posted two images of vital records in the Romanian language for which I need
a translation.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74813
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74814
Thanking you in advance for your help,
Naomi Goldstein
PS Please respond using the form on View Mate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation request #general

Naomi
 

Hi Genners,
I have posted two images of vital records in the Romanian language for which I need
a translation.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74813
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=74814
Thanking you in advance for your help,
Naomi Goldstein
PS Please respond using the form on View Mate.


ViewMate file # 74807 - #general

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends -

I have placed on ViewMate #74707 an image of an extract >from a 1937 diary in
English which refers to 'Maccabi .........'. I wish to clarify the name of this
football club in Ventspils, Latvia. I cannot find any information about this
Latvian Jewish football club and would be grateful for any information.

Direct link: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74807

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Gina Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate file # 74807 - #general

Robert Fraser
 

Dear Friends -

I have placed on ViewMate #74707 an image of an extract >from a 1937 diary in
English which refers to 'Maccabi .........'. I wish to clarify the name of this
football club in Ventspils, Latvia. I cannot find any information about this
Latvian Jewish football club and would be grateful for any information.

Direct link: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74807

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Gina Fraser
Perth, Western Australia


Re: Retain documents, not just web links to the documents #general

Yaakov Saxon
 

Have you tried the Internet Archive? They've been around since the late 90s taking
and storing snapshots of webpages. They don't have everything, for various
technical reasons, but they are definitely always worth a try.

The easiest way to find a page in their archives is to just prefix to your web
address web.archive.org/web/

So for instance to get an archived copy of www.example.com, you could enter
web.archive.org/web/www.example.com. You can also insert a desired date into the
url to get the closest available snapshot,
eg. web.archive.org/web/2004/www.example.com

Yaakov Saxon

Mel Comisarow melcom4@gmail.com wrote:
...I have recently had excellent results using Google Translate to translate
Russian into English and so I wished to revisit my Portuguese document of ten years
ago. The web link no longer works...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Retain documents, not just web links to the documents #general

Yaakov Saxon
 

Have you tried the Internet Archive? They've been around since the late 90s taking
and storing snapshots of webpages. They don't have everything, for various
technical reasons, but they are definitely always worth a try.

The easiest way to find a page in their archives is to just prefix to your web
address web.archive.org/web/

So for instance to get an archived copy of www.example.com, you could enter
web.archive.org/web/www.example.com. You can also insert a desired date into the
url to get the closest available snapshot,
eg. web.archive.org/web/2004/www.example.com

Yaakov Saxon

Mel Comisarow melcom4@gmail.com wrote:
...I have recently had excellent results using Google Translate to translate
Russian into English and so I wished to revisit my Portuguese document of ten years
ago. The web link no longer works...


(US) National Archives to Digitize US Navy and Coast Guard Deck Logs from Vietnam #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives announced they entered into an digitization
agreement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs for US Navy and Coast
Guard deck logs >from vessels with Vietnam-era service.

US deck logs is a daily report of ship activity, including information
regarding the ship's heading speed, locations and in some cases include
information on combat operations, accidents, injuries, and other personnel
events. The agreement covers the deck logs >from 1956-1978.

There are 20 million images >from the U.S. Naval and Coast Guard deck logs.
The project will support processing of veterans' claims, including those
related to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, and eventually
facilitate increased access to these records by researchers in a digital
format without having to travel to a National Archives facility.

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero said, "Our goal is to
support the processing of claims by the VA and enable sailors to relive
their tours online through the actual deck logs, to pinpoint where they served."

For those who served or have family who served during the Vietnam-era on US
Navy or Cost Guard ships the information will have genealogical value.

To read more see: https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases-3

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


FGS and NGS Announce Intent to Merge #general

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.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives to Digitize US Navy and Coast Guard Deck Logs from Vietnam #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives announced they entered into an digitization
agreement with the US Department of Veterans Affairs for US Navy and Coast
Guard deck logs >from vessels with Vietnam-era service.

US deck logs is a daily report of ship activity, including information
regarding the ship's heading speed, locations and in some cases include
information on combat operations, accidents, injuries, and other personnel
events. The agreement covers the deck logs >from 1956-1978.

There are 20 million images >from the U.S. Naval and Coast Guard deck logs.
The project will support processing of veterans' claims, including those
related to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, and eventually
facilitate increased access to these records by researchers in a digital
format without having to travel to a National Archives facility.

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero said, "Our goal is to
support the processing of claims by the VA and enable sailors to relive
their tours online through the actual deck logs, to pinpoint where they served."

For those who served or have family who served during the Vietnam-era on US
Navy or Cost Guard ships the information will have genealogical value.

To read more see: https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases-3

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FGS and NGS Announce Intent to Merge #general

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.

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

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