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JGS of Southern Nevada, April 18 2010 #general

Ella Perla <eperla@...>
 

Subject: JGS of Southern Nevada, April 18 2010

Subject: Jump Start your Genealogy
When: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Mary Barkan
Mary Barkan has presented programs for JGSSN and the Clark County
Nevada Genealogy Society and has been a JGSSN mentor and research
guide for the JGSSN trips to Salt Lake City. She is the past editor of
JGSSN's newsletter Family Legacies and monthly News to Note.
Topic: Jump Start Your Family Research
Programs and projects to help revitalize your family history
research.
Overlooked records, Delayed birth certificates, alien registrations,
FBI files, Researching places instead of people.
Researching groups instead of people.
Small family history projects instead of family history books.

Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue,
Las Vegas
For information, please contact our
President, Michael Brenner, 702 243-2858.

Ella Perla, eperla@...
Publicity Chairman, Jewish Genealogy Society of
Southern Nevada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Southern Nevada, April 18 2010 #general

Ella Perla <eperla@...>
 

Subject: JGS of Southern Nevada, April 18 2010

Subject: Jump Start your Genealogy
When: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Mary Barkan
Mary Barkan has presented programs for JGSSN and the Clark County
Nevada Genealogy Society and has been a JGSSN mentor and research
guide for the JGSSN trips to Salt Lake City. She is the past editor of
JGSSN's newsletter Family Legacies and monthly News to Note.
Topic: Jump Start Your Family Research
Programs and projects to help revitalize your family history
research.
Overlooked records, Delayed birth certificates, alien registrations,
FBI files, Researching places instead of people.
Researching groups instead of people.
Small family history projects instead of family history books.

Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue,
Las Vegas
For information, please contact our
President, Michael Brenner, 702 243-2858.

Ella Perla, eperla@...
Publicity Chairman, Jewish Genealogy Society of
Southern Nevada


JGS, Inc (NY): "Suddenly Jewish" #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Please join us at our upcoming program.

When: Sunday, April 18th, 2010, 2:00 PM
Where: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street,
New York City, NY
When: 2:00 PM
Members are free, all others: $5.00 donation

Topic: "Suddenly Jewish"
Speaker: Roma Baran

In August 2008, at the age of 61, Roma Baran received a stunning e-mail from
a Jewish genealogist looking for heirs to a small estate of a Holocaust
survivor -- her father's cousin - and learned that her casually Christian
parents, and the whole rest of her family were not Polish Catholics, but
Jews, including a rabbi and a Warsaw ghetto leader, and that her parents had
survived the Holocaust under assumed names. Roma learned that not only were
her family's names and identities false, but that she had actually lived in
Israel >from 1949 to 1951.

Ms. Baran will describe -- with photos, documents and maps -- how she
systematically reconstructed her past over the last year. She will focus on
the Galizianer side of her family, and will include her new research on her
father's Warsaw family. She will trace her parents' war-time escape from
the Przemysl ghetto to Tarnawa, Krakow, and other towns, and their post-war
journeys to Israel and Canada. She will also examine the emotional
consequences of uncovering family secrets of staggering proportions.

Roma Baran, producer, engineer, musician, attorney, grew up in Montreal, and
has lived in New York City since 1976. She has produced many albums, in
the US, Canada and Europe. For 12 years, she produced most of Laurie
Anderson's recorded work, >from "O Superman" which shot to the top of the
British pop charts, to Grammy-nominated "Strange Angels," and, most recently
worked on Anderson's soon-to-be-released "Homeland." With co-producer
Vivian Stoll, she has produced two Grammy-nominated albums for artist
Rosalie Sorrels, and won 2006 CFMA Best Canadian Folk Album award for a CD
with Canadian artist Penny Lang. She has also worked on a number of film
soundtracks as composer, sound designer, and music producer, >from Lizzie
Borden's "Working Girls" to "Jonathan Demme's "Swimming to Cambodia." She
was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary for
producing "Bernard Herrmann: Music for the Movies." As an attorney, she
specializes in forensic audio, and has represented many indigent criminal
defendants.

***A brief presentation of the upcoming IAJGS Conference will take place
after Ms. Baran's talk.

"Go West, Genealogists: IAJGS 2010 Conference Sneak Preview"
Presenter: Pamela Weisberger

Are you passionate about genealogy, but haven't attended a conference? Have
you been attending for years and wonder what's special about this one? The
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is hosting the International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles this July and we'll preview
our slate of workshops, lectures, films and panels on global Jewish history,
resources and methodology so you can make plans to join us for six days of
learning, networking and sharing.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish
History will be open 12:30 to 1:45 PM for networking with other researchers
and access to research materials and computers.

Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Vice President for Programming
Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (NY)


JGS Of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) Meeting Tuesday, April 27 AT 1:00 PM #general

Doris Frank <dofrank@...>
 

ON Tuesday, April 27 THE Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Orlando, 1:00 p.m.
MEETING In the Social Hall, Congregation of Reform Judaism,
928 Malone Dr., Orlando. 32810

Program: "On-line Forum" five experienced computer "savvy"
genealogists,will demonstrate use of on-line techniques to
overcome problems when "hitting a brick wall".

Visitors are welcome as observers.
For info and membership Inquiries: Doris - 407-323-9728,
e-mail:dofrank@... or Jerry at 407-682-7799,
e-mail: surrealgraphics@...

Doris Frank


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS, Inc (NY): "Suddenly Jewish" #general

Roni S. Liebowitz
 

Please join us at our upcoming program.

When: Sunday, April 18th, 2010, 2:00 PM
Where: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street,
New York City, NY
When: 2:00 PM
Members are free, all others: $5.00 donation

Topic: "Suddenly Jewish"
Speaker: Roma Baran

In August 2008, at the age of 61, Roma Baran received a stunning e-mail from
a Jewish genealogist looking for heirs to a small estate of a Holocaust
survivor -- her father's cousin - and learned that her casually Christian
parents, and the whole rest of her family were not Polish Catholics, but
Jews, including a rabbi and a Warsaw ghetto leader, and that her parents had
survived the Holocaust under assumed names. Roma learned that not only were
her family's names and identities false, but that she had actually lived in
Israel >from 1949 to 1951.

Ms. Baran will describe -- with photos, documents and maps -- how she
systematically reconstructed her past over the last year. She will focus on
the Galizianer side of her family, and will include her new research on her
father's Warsaw family. She will trace her parents' war-time escape from
the Przemysl ghetto to Tarnawa, Krakow, and other towns, and their post-war
journeys to Israel and Canada. She will also examine the emotional
consequences of uncovering family secrets of staggering proportions.

Roma Baran, producer, engineer, musician, attorney, grew up in Montreal, and
has lived in New York City since 1976. She has produced many albums, in
the US, Canada and Europe. For 12 years, she produced most of Laurie
Anderson's recorded work, >from "O Superman" which shot to the top of the
British pop charts, to Grammy-nominated "Strange Angels," and, most recently
worked on Anderson's soon-to-be-released "Homeland." With co-producer
Vivian Stoll, she has produced two Grammy-nominated albums for artist
Rosalie Sorrels, and won 2006 CFMA Best Canadian Folk Album award for a CD
with Canadian artist Penny Lang. She has also worked on a number of film
soundtracks as composer, sound designer, and music producer, >from Lizzie
Borden's "Working Girls" to "Jonathan Demme's "Swimming to Cambodia." She
was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary for
producing "Bernard Herrmann: Music for the Movies." As an attorney, she
specializes in forensic audio, and has represented many indigent criminal
defendants.

***A brief presentation of the upcoming IAJGS Conference will take place
after Ms. Baran's talk.

"Go West, Genealogists: IAJGS 2010 Conference Sneak Preview"
Presenter: Pamela Weisberger

Are you passionate about genealogy, but haven't attended a conference? Have
you been attending for years and wonder what's special about this one? The
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles is hosting the International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Los Angeles this July and we'll preview
our slate of workshops, lectures, films and panels on global Jewish history,
resources and methodology so you can make plans to join us for six days of
learning, networking and sharing.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish
History will be open 12:30 to 1:45 PM for networking with other researchers
and access to research materials and computers.

Hope you can join us,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Vice President for Programming
Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc (NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) Meeting Tuesday, April 27 AT 1:00 PM #general

Doris Frank <dofrank@...>
 

ON Tuesday, April 27 THE Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Orlando, 1:00 p.m.
MEETING In the Social Hall, Congregation of Reform Judaism,
928 Malone Dr., Orlando. 32810

Program: "On-line Forum" five experienced computer "savvy"
genealogists,will demonstrate use of on-line techniques to
overcome problems when "hitting a brick wall".

Visitors are welcome as observers.
For info and membership Inquiries: Doris - 407-323-9728,
e-mail:dofrank@... or Jerry at 407-682-7799,
e-mail: surrealgraphics@...

Doris Frank


Bower Database #unitedkingdom

lorrim@...
 

Ron,

There are several resources you can use to try to find the information you seek.

1. The JewishGen databases for Lithuania, Latvia and Russia
2. Birth, Marriage and Death records in both Scotland and the UK.
Scotland's People is an excellent resource for those records
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
3. The National Archives of Scotland There are very few emigration
records http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/emigration.asp
4. National Library of Scotland
http://www.nls.uk/family-history/emigration/index.html They hold some
emigration records, plus census, BMD, etc.
4. Family Search (free record searches)
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
5. National Archives U.K. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ There
are still some immigration records available, and naturalization
records, also.
6. Find My Past www.findmypast.co.uk fee based English records
7. Free BMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ English Records
8. BMD Index http://www.bmdindex.co.uk/ English Records fee based
with complete databases >from 1837-2005
9. Immigrant Ship Transcribers http://www.immigrantships.net/
10. Rootsweb dot com and Ancestry dot com are fee based

There are many more organizations out there, just do a Google search
and they will turn up. These are a good beginning, though.

Lorraine Millings Weston


Hello all,

Can anyone please tell me, is there a data base, or records kept of
immigrants
from eastern Europe in the late 1800's, early 1900's?
I am trying to find family >from Latvia and Lithuania who went Edinburgh
and
Glasgow
Thanks
Ron Bower
Melbourne Australia


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Bower Database #unitedkingdom

lorrim@...
 

Ron,

There are several resources you can use to try to find the information you seek.

1. The JewishGen databases for Lithuania, Latvia and Russia
2. Birth, Marriage and Death records in both Scotland and the UK.
Scotland's People is an excellent resource for those records
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
3. The National Archives of Scotland There are very few emigration
records http://www.nas.gov.uk/guides/emigration.asp
4. National Library of Scotland
http://www.nls.uk/family-history/emigration/index.html They hold some
emigration records, plus census, BMD, etc.
4. Family Search (free record searches)
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
5. National Archives U.K. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ There
are still some immigration records available, and naturalization
records, also.
6. Find My Past www.findmypast.co.uk fee based English records
7. Free BMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ English Records
8. BMD Index http://www.bmdindex.co.uk/ English Records fee based
with complete databases >from 1837-2005
9. Immigrant Ship Transcribers http://www.immigrantships.net/
10. Rootsweb dot com and Ancestry dot com are fee based

There are many more organizations out there, just do a Google search
and they will turn up. These are a good beginning, though.

Lorraine Millings Weston


Hello all,

Can anyone please tell me, is there a data base, or records kept of
immigrants
from eastern Europe in the late 1800's, early 1900's?
I am trying to find family >from Latvia and Lithuania who went Edinburgh
and
Glasgow
Thanks
Ron Bower
Melbourne Australia


Pessy, Sam, David, Harry, SCHWARTZ (NY) #general

Giorgetti Operetta Spettacoli <giorgetti@...>
 

So many of you have helped me all ready! I'm going to try with a few more
names found among my mother's letters:
Pessy (Steigman) came to NY and married Sam Schwartz. They had 2 sons, David
and Harry. David was shot down on an air raid over Germany. Harry was a
glazier and had a business on Carmine street in NY.
Can anyone help me out? Other family names that might help are:
Bauman, Steigman, Skoler, Sherad, Grossman.
Any little piece of information can make the difference!
Jean Bennett Giorgetti
Italy
giorgetti@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pessy, Sam, David, Harry, SCHWARTZ (NY) #general

Giorgetti Operetta Spettacoli <giorgetti@...>
 

So many of you have helped me all ready! I'm going to try with a few more
names found among my mother's letters:
Pessy (Steigman) came to NY and married Sam Schwartz. They had 2 sons, David
and Harry. David was shot down on an air raid over Germany. Harry was a
glazier and had a business on Carmine street in NY.
Can anyone help me out? Other family names that might help are:
Bauman, Steigman, Skoler, Sherad, Grossman.
Any little piece of information can make the difference!
Jean Bennett Giorgetti
Italy
giorgetti@...


Cemeteries in Newark (USA) #general

bopollack@...
 

I finally pinned it down. Instead of looking for cemeteries in Rhode
Island my search is focused on Newark. I am certain that my
grandparents were buried in a cemetery in Newark. I seem to recall
that it is only open for the Holidays since it is "dangerous,"whatever
that means.

The last name is MOGELEVER and first names Sarah Gibberman and
Bernard. My grandfather died in 1940 and she died about 1946 -1948.
I am looking for their parents names on the stone. Any help would be
appreciated. I would imagine if the cemetary is only opened once a
year it might be impossible to find out that information. I am new to
this.

bonnie Mogelever Pollack
Searching MOGELEVER,MOHILEWER
Searching POLLACK (RIGA LATVIA) POLIAK (any close spelling)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemeteries in Newark (USA) #general

bopollack@...
 

I finally pinned it down. Instead of looking for cemeteries in Rhode
Island my search is focused on Newark. I am certain that my
grandparents were buried in a cemetery in Newark. I seem to recall
that it is only open for the Holidays since it is "dangerous,"whatever
that means.

The last name is MOGELEVER and first names Sarah Gibberman and
Bernard. My grandfather died in 1940 and she died about 1946 -1948.
I am looking for their parents names on the stone. Any help would be
appreciated. I would imagine if the cemetary is only opened once a
year it might be impossible to find out that information. I am new to
this.

bonnie Mogelever Pollack
Searching MOGELEVER,MOHILEWER
Searching POLLACK (RIGA LATVIA) POLIAK (any close spelling)


Westpark Cemetery, Jo-burg, SA - need lookup #general

Eileen Kessner <e.kessner@...>
 

Does anyone have access to records at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg,
South Africa? I would like information on Eli/Elias Salk who is buried
there and am especially interested in the Hebrew inscription on his
headstone (if there is one). Trying to link this Salk to mine. Thanks.

-Eileen Kessner
Plano, TX USA
Researching Salk/Solk, Katzev, Hilkin of Vilkomir and Anikst
Gudeinsky/Schmidt/Kagan of Prenai


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Westpark Cemetery, Jo-burg, SA - need lookup #general

Eileen Kessner <e.kessner@...>
 

Does anyone have access to records at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg,
South Africa? I would like information on Eli/Elias Salk who is buried
there and am especially interested in the Hebrew inscription on his
headstone (if there is one). Trying to link this Salk to mine. Thanks.

-Eileen Kessner
Plano, TX USA
Researching Salk/Solk, Katzev, Hilkin of Vilkomir and Anikst
Gudeinsky/Schmidt/Kagan of Prenai


SANDBURG - Boston #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Will the gentleman >from Naperville, IL please contact me.
I'm having a brain cramp and can't remember your name.
I have a photo which might belong to YOUR family.

Cindy POTTER Taylor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SANDBURG - Boston #general

Cindy POTTER Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

Will the gentleman >from Naperville, IL please contact me.
I'm having a brain cramp and can't remember your name.
I have a photo which might belong to YOUR family.

Cindy POTTER Taylor


TYPO ERROR - in time: JGSPalm BeachCounty - April 14 meeting notice/reminder #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Please excuse typo error in scheduled time for Brick Wall and
Meeting/Program:
Should have read:

12:30 P.M. - 12:55 P.M. - Brick Wall

and

12:55 P.M. - short Meeting followed by Program

Wednesday, April 14 Meeting Notice Reminder
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

Sylvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TYPO ERROR - in time: JGSPalm BeachCounty - April 14 meeting notice/reminder #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Please excuse typo error in scheduled time for Brick Wall and
Meeting/Program:
Should have read:

12:30 P.M. - 12:55 P.M. - Brick Wall

and

12:55 P.M. - short Meeting followed by Program

Wednesday, April 14 Meeting Notice Reminder
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

Sylvia


Archives of New York County (Manhattan) Surrogate's Court #general

Helene Kenvin <hekenvin@...>
 

I would like to examine the Surrogate's Court files about the litigation
over the estate of someone who died in Manhattan in 1903. I believe that
these files are in an off-site (i.e. not located in the Court) archive.

I will be in New York this summer and would like these files available at
the Court at that time. Does anyone know whether this can be done and
whom I must contact to arrange this?

With thanks,Helene Kenvin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archives of New York County (Manhattan) Surrogate's Court #general

Helene Kenvin <hekenvin@...>
 

I would like to examine the Surrogate's Court files about the litigation
over the estate of someone who died in Manhattan in 1903. I believe that
these files are in an off-site (i.e. not located in the Court) archive.

I will be in New York this summer and would like these files available at
the Court at that time. Does anyone know whether this can be done and
whom I must contact to arrange this?

With thanks,Helene Kenvin