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Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #ukraine

bounce-3688907-772980@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Correction to link (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yesterday, I posted about the new European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative new
website and I guess the link >from the earlier posting about My Heritage did
not clear and spell check did not pick it up, and it was included rather
than the correct ESJF website link. That link is
https://www.esjf-surveys.org/ The ESJF has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. This is a
work in progress-not all cemeteries in all countries are yet completed. The
article will explain which are done and which are in progress.

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. To read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Thank you to Amy Wachs, JGS Cleveland for pointing out the error

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #ukraine

bounce-3688907-772980@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Correction to link (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #ukraine

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Yesterday, I posted about the new European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative new
website and I guess the link >from the earlier posting about My Heritage did
not clear and spell check did not pick it up, and it was included rather
than the correct ESJF website link. That link is
https://www.esjf-surveys.org/ The ESJF has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. This is a
work in progress-not all cemeteries in all countries are yet completed. The
article will explain which are done and which are in progress.

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. To read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Thank you to Amy Wachs, JGS Cleveland for pointing out the error

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Need Help: Baker St. School, London's East End #unitedkingdom

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Could anyone tell me just where the Baker St. School was located and
if anyone has a photo of it, please? Born in November 1918, this was
the first school my mother attended in the early 1920s. She said she
attended there until she was 9 years old, (ca. 1928), and the it was
taken over by a the Catholic diocese and became a private Catholic
School, at which time she switched schools.

She has been gone for over 6 years now, but I have been working on her
story for years. I'd love to figure out just how far she had to walk
from 5 Philpot Street, when little kids could walk by themselves to
school. It was a question I never thought to ask her.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, California, USA

Researching: SACKS, SCHAKOVITCH, KHANYSHKEVICH, KLERMAN, GOLDBERG, all
in the East End of London, UK.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Need Help: Baker St. School, London's East End #unitedkingdom

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Could anyone tell me just where the Baker St. School was located and
if anyone has a photo of it, please? Born in November 1918, this was
the first school my mother attended in the early 1920s. She said she
attended there until she was 9 years old, (ca. 1928), and the it was
taken over by a the Catholic diocese and became a private Catholic
School, at which time she switched schools.

She has been gone for over 6 years now, but I have been working on her
story for years. I'd love to figure out just how far she had to walk
from 5 Philpot Street, when little kids could walk by themselves to
school. It was a question I never thought to ask her.

Thanks in advance,

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, California, USA

Researching: SACKS, SCHAKOVITCH, KHANYSHKEVICH, KLERMAN, GOLDBERG, all
in the East End of London, UK.


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #unitedkingdom

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #unitedkingdom

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #courland #latvia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #courland #latvia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #southafrica

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #southafrica

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Numbers on cadastral map #galicia

David Ellis
 

The All Galicia Database on geshergalicia.org has a record for my ancestor
Moses MESSER. The House Owners database for Rozdol in 1850 lists his
house number 31/b and building parcel 83.

The cadastral map for Rozdol shows numbers on all the buildings. Number
31 faces the entry to a synagogue (29), and number 83 faces the central
market square. Are they house numbers or building parcel numbers?

A related question: Do you have a link to a page with the legend for the
cadastral maps?

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
@DavidEllis


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Numbers on cadastral map #galicia

David Ellis
 

The All Galicia Database on geshergalicia.org has a record for my ancestor
Moses MESSER. The House Owners database for Rozdol in 1850 lists his
house number 31/b and building parcel 83.

The cadastral map for Rozdol shows numbers on all the buildings. Number
31 faces the entry to a synagogue (29), and number 83 faces the central
market square. Are they house numbers or building parcel numbers?

A related question: Do you have a link to a page with the legend for the
cadastral maps?

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
@DavidEllis


ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) changed its name to Arolsen
Archives- International Center on Nazi Persecution. They have also published
a new online archive in partnership with Yad Vashem with documents from
concentration camps, former prisoner cards and death notices. The 13 million
documents represent over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime.
This is the first of several large collections to go online sometime in the
future. To read more about this see:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/news/more-than-13-million-documents/

While many documents have been indexed so that searching by placing the name
into the website, this is not yet true for all documents, but Arolsen
believed it important to make the documents available during this initial
phase. They are working to improve the searchability of the database.

Arolsen has information on 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's
Memory of the World.

To search the online database go to:
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/
The first item to appear is the terms of use to which the reader must
consent .

To read a newspaper account of this see:
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-holocaust-documents-20190521-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) changed its name to Arolsen
Archives- International Center on Nazi Persecution. They have also published
a new online archive in partnership with Yad Vashem with documents from
concentration camps, former prisoner cards and death notices. The 13 million
documents represent over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime.
This is the first of several large collections to go online sometime in the
future. To read more about this see:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/news/more-than-13-million-documents/

While many documents have been indexed so that searching by placing the name
into the website, this is not yet true for all documents, but Arolsen
believed it important to make the documents available during this initial
phase. They are working to improve the searchability of the database.

Arolsen has information on 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's
Memory of the World.

To search the online database go to:
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/
The first item to appear is the terms of use to which the reader must
consent .

To read a newspaper account of this see:
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-holocaust-documents-20190521-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents . The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents . The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The next program of the JGS-Montreal: Monday, June 03, 2019 #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal,
in association with the Jewish Public Library,
presents:
Ralph Salinger

"A Project to Remember our Ancestors:
Vilkaviskis, Lithuania - Then and Now"

The meeting will be held on
Monday, June 03, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings
& Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops -
call the JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
514-484-0969

Please visit the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/
and follow us in Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The next program of the JGS-Montreal: Monday, June 03, 2019 #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal,
in association with the Jewish Public Library,
presents:
Ralph Salinger

"A Project to Remember our Ancestors:
Vilkaviskis, Lithuania - Then and Now"

The meeting will be held on
Monday, June 03, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings
& Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops -
call the JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
514-484-0969

Please visit the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/
and follow us in Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming