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Re: Hunbany, Romania #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

When did your great-grandfather emigrate? Does the manifest state
that this place was in Romania? If not, and he arrived before 1920,
you may be looking for a place that used to be in Hungary. Did the
family identify itself as Hungarian or Romanian? What country of
birth is listed in the 1920 and 1930 census? Are there other family
members who may have come >from this area of Romania or Hungary? If
so, which places?

I don't find any records or other reference to a formerly Hungarian
place called Hunbany. You might, however, be looking for Vajdahunyad
or Banffyhunyad, both of which are now in Romania. Vajdahunyad was a
district in Hunyad megye (county). Current name is Hunedoara, Romania.
Banffyhunyad, formerly in the Kolozs (now Cluj) district, is now
Huedin, Romania.

There are many formerly Hungarian places in Romania with names that
have the suffix "banya" , two of which, including Vajdahunyad, were in
Hunyad county.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html

Researching families including:
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou, Seini, Rom., GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom.,
KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.; KOHN/ Zbehnov, Slov.; MOSKOVITS/Sobrance, Michalovce, Slov.;
NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce, Kristy, Slov.; POLACSEK/Sobrance, Slov.;
ROSENBERG/Ungvar; VERO/SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sighet, Rom

On May 4, 2010, "Albert Brookenthal" <albert@buckeye-access.com> wrote:

Dear JewishGen members: I have been looking for the village - shtetl - town
Hunbany, Romania for many many years. I have checked in very old Atlases' at
the Library, I have checked on the Internet, and have checked with members
at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. I found no information on
maps, on the Internet or >from any Genealogical Societies. I have received
possible locations and different names for this village, shtetl or town. The
name of this place was on my great grandfather ship manfest. Does any
JewishGen member know anything about this village-shtetl-town??? Has anybody
ever heard this village-shtetl-town name??


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hunbany, Romania #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

When did your great-grandfather emigrate? Does the manifest state
that this place was in Romania? If not, and he arrived before 1920,
you may be looking for a place that used to be in Hungary. Did the
family identify itself as Hungarian or Romanian? What country of
birth is listed in the 1920 and 1930 census? Are there other family
members who may have come >from this area of Romania or Hungary? If
so, which places?

I don't find any records or other reference to a formerly Hungarian
place called Hunbany. You might, however, be looking for Vajdahunyad
or Banffyhunyad, both of which are now in Romania. Vajdahunyad was a
district in Hunyad megye (county). Current name is Hunedoara, Romania.
Banffyhunyad, formerly in the Kolozs (now Cluj) district, is now
Huedin, Romania.

There are many formerly Hungarian places in Romania with names that
have the suffix "banya" , two of which, including Vajdahunyad, were in
Hunyad county.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
http://web.mac.com/lmort/Vivian_Kahn_Family_Website/Home_.html

Researching families including:
BAL/BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/Orasu Nou, Seini, Rom., GROSZ/Orasu Nou, Rom.,
KAHAN/Sighet, Rom.; KOHN/ Zbehnov, Slov.; MOSKOVITS/Sobrance, Michalovce, Slov.;
NEUMANN/Sobrance, Michalovce, Kristy, Slov.; POLACSEK/Sobrance, Slov.;
ROSENBERG/Ungvar; VERO/SEGAL/ZEGAL/Sighet, Rom

On May 4, 2010, "Albert Brookenthal" <albert@buckeye-access.com> wrote:

Dear JewishGen members: I have been looking for the village - shtetl - town
Hunbany, Romania for many many years. I have checked in very old Atlases' at
the Library, I have checked on the Internet, and have checked with members
at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. I found no information on
maps, on the Internet or >from any Genealogical Societies. I have received
possible locations and different names for this village, shtetl or town. The
name of this place was on my great grandfather ship manfest. Does any
JewishGen member know anything about this village-shtetl-town??? Has anybody
ever heard this village-shtetl-town name??


mobile genealogy apps #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

For the truly addicted genealogists amongst us (which I guess is
probably all of us) I recently started looking to see if there were
any mobile Genealogy programs for my new Google phone. I found two
for those of us with Google Android based phones:

FamilyBee: Which costs $10.00. The blurb says - "An industrial
strength family tree browser. Allows viewing of all details for
individuals and families in GEDCOM genealogy files. Fast, robust,
and complete. Tested on files up to 20MB (65,000 names)."

AGeneDB: Which is free. The blurb says - "The first Genealogy
Application for Android. allows you to view the contents of gedcom
files. Shows the individuals, families and family tree."
I've tried this one and coudn't get it to work on my phone.

There seem to be several more for the iPhone which can be found by
googling "genealogy iPhone App" including "Shrubs", "FamViewer" and
"GedView"

I don't have any financial interest in any of these applications,
hope you find them useful.

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK
searching: BENSON: Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai,
CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. Extended discussion of
genealogy software is beyond the scope of this forum. The
Usenet newsgroup soc.genealogy.computing is available for
discussions of genealogy software.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen mobile genealogy apps #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

For the truly addicted genealogists amongst us (which I guess is
probably all of us) I recently started looking to see if there were
any mobile Genealogy programs for my new Google phone. I found two
for those of us with Google Android based phones:

FamilyBee: Which costs $10.00. The blurb says - "An industrial
strength family tree browser. Allows viewing of all details for
individuals and families in GEDCOM genealogy files. Fast, robust,
and complete. Tested on files up to 20MB (65,000 names)."

AGeneDB: Which is free. The blurb says - "The first Genealogy
Application for Android. allows you to view the contents of gedcom
files. Shows the individuals, families and family tree."
I've tried this one and coudn't get it to work on my phone.

There seem to be several more for the iPhone which can be found by
googling "genealogy iPhone App" including "Shrubs", "FamViewer" and
"GedView"

I don't have any financial interest in any of these applications,
hope you find them useful.

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK
searching: BENSON: Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai,
CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen;

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. Extended discussion of
genealogy software is beyond the scope of this forum. The
Usenet newsgroup soc.genealogy.computing is available for
discussions of genealogy software.


Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently
running.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grojec/Grojec.html

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grudki/Grudki.html

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Neunkirchen/Neunkirchen.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181.html

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les225.html

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181a.html

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181b.html

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181c.html

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181d.html

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182.html

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182a.html

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181e.html

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182b.html

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182c.html

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182d.html

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les485.html

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Dro191.html

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les476.html

And finally, we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/antopol1/antopol1.html

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzeziny/brzeziny.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its Destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/Demp000.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn) - necrology
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stanislawow-arim/stanislawow-arim.html

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/lesko.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was
destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Piotrkow/Piotrkow.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ruzhany/ruzhany.html

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html

- Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Voronovo, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk/vysotsk.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently
running.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grojec/Grojec.html

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grudki/Grudki.html

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Neunkirchen/Neunkirchen.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181.html

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les225.html

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181a.html

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181b.html

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181c.html

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181d.html

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182.html

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182a.html

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181e.html

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182b.html

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182c.html

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182d.html

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les485.html

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Dro191.html

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/les476.html

And finally, we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/antopol1/antopol1.html

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzeziny/brzeziny.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its Destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/Demp000.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn) - necrology
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stanislawow-arim/stanislawow-arim.html

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lesko/lesko.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was
destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Piotrkow/Piotrkow.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ruzhany/ruzhany.html

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html

- Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Voronovo, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk/vysotsk.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #usa

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #germany

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman, ViewMate Administrator Gary Sandler, ViewMate Webmaster


Early American SIG #USA ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #usa

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

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The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


German SIG #Germany ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #germany

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman, ViewMate Administrator Gary Sandler, ViewMate Webmaster


Re: Jewish BMD registers in Berlin 1812-1938 #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Berlin State Archives (Landesarchiv Berlin) holds copies of Jewish
BMD records for the years 1812-1938 based on microfilms made by the
Gestapo during the war. Other holdings include grave lists for the
Schoenhauser Allee cemetery, lists of seats in the New Synagogue and
lists of orphans in the care of the Orphans Commission of the Jewish
Congregation. A database exists that contains part of the data.

A list of the records is found here (n German):
http://www.landesarchiv-berlin.de/php-bestand/frep120-pdf/frep120.pdf
The contents are described here (also in German):
http://tinyurl.com/2fgzg94

As far as I could find out, you will have to visit the archives in
person or send a representative even to consult the database. Please
note that personal records are protected until 10 years after the
death of the person concerned (90 years after birth if the death date
is not known) or 70 years after the event if the birth date is also
not known).

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Canada <andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca>


German SIG #Germany Re: Jewish BMD registers in Berlin 1812-1938 #germany

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@...>
 

The Berlin State Archives (Landesarchiv Berlin) holds copies of Jewish
BMD records for the years 1812-1938 based on microfilms made by the
Gestapo during the war. Other holdings include grave lists for the
Schoenhauser Allee cemetery, lists of seats in the New Synagogue and
lists of orphans in the care of the Orphans Commission of the Jewish
Congregation. A database exists that contains part of the data.

A list of the records is found here (n German):
http://www.landesarchiv-berlin.de/php-bestand/frep120-pdf/frep120.pdf
The contents are described here (also in German):
http://tinyurl.com/2fgzg94

As far as I could find out, you will have to visit the archives in
person or send a representative even to consult the database. Please
note that personal records are protected until 10 years after the
death of the person concerned (90 years after birth if the death date
is not known) or 70 years after the event if the birth date is also
not known).

Andreas Schwab, Beaconsfield, Canada <andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca>


U.S. Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad #belarus

AllanDolgow@...
 

In addition to IAJGS cemetery site, I found the United States Commission
for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad has several on-line
references on Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Mass Grave sites
at their web site:

www.heritageabroad.gov

It includes among other information
SurveysHistoric Jewish Sites in Romania, 2010,
Picture Appendix
Selected Muslim Historic Monuments and Sites in Bulgaria, 2010
Roma Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites in Poland, 2009, Appendix
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Monuments in Slovenia, 2006
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine, 2005
Jewish Monuments of Slovenia, 2nd revised edition, 1996
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland,
2nd revised edition, 1995
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic, 1994

It is a site to be explored.

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA
MODERATOR NOTE:" The Commission is seeking agreements with five other
countries: Azerbaijan; Belarus; Greece; the Russian Federation; and Turkey."
There is however extensive information on all aspects of Belarus >from history
to current events. Also US State Dept. travel information.


ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #belarus

bounce-2022379-772948@...
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


Belarus SIG #Belarus U.S. Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad #belarus

AllanDolgow@...
 

In addition to IAJGS cemetery site, I found the United States Commission
for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad has several on-line
references on Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues and Mass Grave sites
at their web site:

www.heritageabroad.gov

It includes among other information
SurveysHistoric Jewish Sites in Romania, 2010,
Picture Appendix
Selected Muslim Historic Monuments and Sites in Bulgaria, 2010
Roma Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites in Poland, 2009, Appendix
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Monuments in Slovenia, 2006
Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and Mass Grave Sites in Ukraine, 2005
Jewish Monuments of Slovenia, 2nd revised edition, 1996
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in Poland,
2nd revised edition, 1995
Survey of Historic Jewish Monuments in the Czech Republic, 1994

It is a site to be explored.

Allan Dolgow
West Sacramento, CA
MODERATOR NOTE:" The Commission is seeking agreements with five other
countries: Azerbaijan; Belarus; Greece; the Russian Federation; and Turkey."
There is however extensive information on all aspects of Belarus >from history
to current events. Also US State Dept. travel information.


Belarus SIG #Belarus ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #belarus

bounce-2022379-772948@...
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and the
webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your comments
to them using the webform at http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web 2.0
tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to organize
and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read words
in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen service
where participants submit letters, documents and photos for
translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #galicia

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and
the webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your
comments to them using the webform at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new
enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web
2.0 tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to
organize and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read
words in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen
service where participants submit letters, documents and photos
for translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ViewMate changes look, introduces more features #galicia

Dick Plotz
 

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the administrator and
the webmaster of JewishGen's ViewMate service. Please send your
comments to them using the webform at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/help.asp]

---
The ViewMate team continues to improve the look and usability of
ViewMate. On 1 May 2010, ViewMate added these new
enhancements:

* Change to incorporate the new JewishGen colors and page layout
* New, easier to understand navigation menu
* Support for new image file types TIFF, PNG and GIF, in addition to JPEG
* Bookmark and share images and pages using more than 200 Web
2.0 tools -- Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Email and more
* Filter and sort images on the Gallery page -- new ways to
organize and view the posted images
* Rotate a full-sized image while translating -- easier to read
words in the margins
* Display of time remaining for each image on the Gallery page
* Updated FAQs for managing and editing your submissions

ViewMate (http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate) is the JewishGen
service where participants submit letters, documents and photos
for translation and to identify people, clothing, artifacts, etc.

Sam Eneman
ViewMate Administrator

Gary Sandler
ViewMate Webmaster


question about dates on ship manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

My friend found a ship manifest of her father-in-law who arrived
in Philadelphia >from Naples in 1921. She noticed that there
are additional dates listed on several of the passengers.
These dates are much later then the original voyage and are
different for different passengers. The dates appear to be
applied with a stamp. They appear next to the passenger name.
Does anyone know what these dates signify?
Thank you for your help.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to upload an image
showing these numbers on a passenger manifest to JewishGen's
ViewMate service. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen question about dates on ship manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

My friend found a ship manifest of her father-in-law who arrived
in Philadelphia >from Naples in 1921. She noticed that there
are additional dates listed on several of the passengers.
These dates are much later then the original voyage and are
different for different passengers. The dates appear to be
applied with a stamp. They appear next to the passenger name.
Does anyone know what these dates signify?
Thank you for your help.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.

MODERATOR NOTE: It may be helpful to upload an image
showing these numbers on a passenger manifest to JewishGen's
ViewMate service. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>.