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JGASG Philadelphia - Sept. Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)

Speaker: Sarina Roffe

Topic: "Solving a Converso Mystery" - Traces Jews >from Spain to
Syria to the Americas; with information on Chief Rabbi Jacob Kassin and
his lineage >from Spain. Solves the issue of missing years >from 1492 - 1540.

Sarina Roffe is a career journalist and holds a masters in Jewish Studies.
She is the editor of Dorot for JGS of NY, the author of Branching Out from
Sepharad, and has researched numerous genealogies including the Kassin
and Labaton rabbinic dynasties and is considered an expert in Syrian Jewry.

She is a member of the IAJGS board, co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is
a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community.

Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGASG Philadelphia - Sept. Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff
 

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)

Speaker: Sarina Roffe

Topic: "Solving a Converso Mystery" - Traces Jews >from Spain to
Syria to the Americas; with information on Chief Rabbi Jacob Kassin and
his lineage >from Spain. Solves the issue of missing years >from 1492 - 1540.

Sarina Roffe is a career journalist and holds a masters in Jewish Studies.
She is the editor of Dorot for JGS of NY, the author of Branching Out from
Sepharad, and has researched numerous genealogies including the Kassin
and Labaton rabbinic dynasties and is considered an expert in Syrian Jewry.

She is a member of the IAJGS board, co-chair of the Brooklyn Jewish
Historical Initiative and founder of the Sephardic Heritage Project. She is
a member of Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community.

Mentors will also be available >from 1:00 pm until the start of the meeting
to help with your research efforts.

JGSGP website http://www.jgsgp.org is now available with latest news,
upcoming meeting notices, and links to Philadelphia resources.

We can also be found on Facebook.

Member are welcome without charge
Guest fee of $5 can be applied toward membership

Lois Sernoff [JGASGP]


ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #general

Angela Lehrer
 

I've posted a record in Russian for which I'd like a full translation
if possible. The record is a document regarding damage to property
and human life collected by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission
dated March 1945. The person to whom the document relates is (I think)
my great uncle Tan GOLUB >from Belarus..

It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75109

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page

Thank you very much

Angela Lehrer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #general

Angela Lehrer
 

I've posted a record in Russian for which I'd like a full translation
if possible. The record is a document regarding damage to property
and human life collected by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission
dated March 1945. The person to whom the document relates is (I think)
my great uncle Tan GOLUB >from Belarus..

It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75109

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page

Thank you very much

Angela Lehrer


ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #lithuania

Angela Lehrer
 

I've posted a record in Russian for which I'd like a full translation
if possible. The record is a document regarding damage to property
and human life collected by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission
dated March 1945. The person to whom the document relates is (I think)
my great uncle Tan Golub >from Lebedevo which is in current day
Belarus..

It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75109

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page

Thank you very much

Angela Lehrer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #lithuania

Angela Lehrer
 

I've posted a record in Russian for which I'd like a full translation
if possible. The record is a document regarding damage to property
and human life collected by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission
dated March 1945. The person to whom the document relates is (I think)
my great uncle Tan Golub >from Lebedevo which is in current day
Belarus..

It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75109

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page

Thank you very much

Angela Lehrer


Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #ukraine

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


First Name Searching - Angie Elfassi Question #lithuania

Fred Millner <flmillner@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
There are too many similar first names to ask other researchers if
they are aware of matches. It takes concentrated examination to
identify ancestors if you only have given names. But it can produce
results.
My great-grandfather Samuel Millner (Meilikh Ber Milner) had a sister
named Sora Dvora. There was no family information on whether she
married, and no records naming her after an 1874 Family List, in which
she was listed as single daughter, 30 years old. I decided to use the
LitvakSig and JewishGen lists of Lithuanians, using just "Sora Dvora"
for her given name, and "Troki" for her town. On the All-Lithuanian
Revision List only 16 records showed up. (The JewishGen Lithuania
Database has 136, so I held off on that one.) But I got lucky. I am
pretty sure the one death record is that of my great-great aunt. It
lists a Sora Dveira Ginzburg who died in 1901, 65 years old, in Troki,
the daughter of Zelman. Zelman Ber Milner was, according to the 1874
Family List of Jonava, the father of Meilikh Ber and Sora Dvora.
Additionally, Sora Dveira Ginzburg was, per her death record,
registered in Jonava. I am convinced that the many records for Khemko
Mendel Ginzburg and his wife Sora Dveira, of Jonava, concern my
cousins.
I have to admit there are facts that do not match in the Ginzburg
records, but these are mainly differences in age, and what looks like
a concerted effort to keep recording citizens as much as possible,
including duplicate listings and continued listings after death or
emigration. One positive link was to find that Sora Dvora's first
child was Itsko, who may well have been named after his late
great-grandfather Itsko (or Khaim Itsko) Milner.
I have to admit that if I look for "Sora Dvora" and "Jonava" on
LitvakSig, I get 127 listings. And on the JewishGen Lithuania
Database, I get 743 possible matches. I have not yet had the time to
rule all of these out.
Best of luck, Angie!

--
Fredrick L. Millner, Esq., CPA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania First Name Searching - Angie Elfassi Question #lithuania

Fred Millner <flmillner@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,
There are too many similar first names to ask other researchers if
they are aware of matches. It takes concentrated examination to
identify ancestors if you only have given names. But it can produce
results.
My great-grandfather Samuel Millner (Meilikh Ber Milner) had a sister
named Sora Dvora. There was no family information on whether she
married, and no records naming her after an 1874 Family List, in which
she was listed as single daughter, 30 years old. I decided to use the
LitvakSig and JewishGen lists of Lithuanians, using just "Sora Dvora"
for her given name, and "Troki" for her town. On the All-Lithuanian
Revision List only 16 records showed up. (The JewishGen Lithuania
Database has 136, so I held off on that one.) But I got lucky. I am
pretty sure the one death record is that of my great-great aunt. It
lists a Sora Dveira Ginzburg who died in 1901, 65 years old, in Troki,
the daughter of Zelman. Zelman Ber Milner was, according to the 1874
Family List of Jonava, the father of Meilikh Ber and Sora Dvora.
Additionally, Sora Dveira Ginzburg was, per her death record,
registered in Jonava. I am convinced that the many records for Khemko
Mendel Ginzburg and his wife Sora Dveira, of Jonava, concern my
cousins.
I have to admit there are facts that do not match in the Ginzburg
records, but these are mainly differences in age, and what looks like
a concerted effort to keep recording citizens as much as possible,
including duplicate listings and continued listings after death or
emigration. One positive link was to find that Sora Dvora's first
child was Itsko, who may well have been named after his late
great-grandfather Itsko (or Khaim Itsko) Milner.
I have to admit that if I look for "Sora Dvora" and "Jonava" on
LitvakSig, I get 127 listings. And on the JewishGen Lithuania
Database, I get 743 possible matches. I have not yet had the time to
rule all of these out.
Best of luck, Angie!

--
Fredrick L. Millner, Esq., CPA


Remembering those buried in the Nowogrod Jewish Cemetery #poland

Jeff Miller
 

It is rare when Opportunity meets Obligation and Legacy.
I visited the Jewish cemetery in Nowogrod, Poland in August 2018 while
in Poland attending the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. I found the condition of the cemetery to be alarming, and
resolved to take steps to improve the condition, restore the cemetery,
and memorialize those who were buried there.

I invite you to be my partner in the project to restore the Nowogrod
Jewish cemetery.
We have the OPPORTUNITY to make a huge difference in the education of
the next generation, as well as for honoring the memory of those who
were buried there.
I have taken it upon myself to create a project for restoration of the
Jewish cemetery in Nowogrod, and made contacts with key players in
Poland and elsewhere to help me advance this initiative.
I see this as an OBLIGATION to not stand by while time and nature
destroy the memories of our mishpacha.

FODZ (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland)
Director Piotr Puchta and I have agreed on a list of items for
prioritizing and a target goal has been set for the doing such
work. YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THIS MOST WORTHWHILE PROJECT.

We can work together to create a LEGACY for future generations.

Dan Oren, President of Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, has set up
a page for the Nowogr=F3d Jewish cemetery on the Friends of Jewish
Heritage in Poland website. The page has more details of the objectives
of the effort.

Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland is a tax-exempt, non-profit
501(c) (3) organization. Contributions are used only for projects
in Poland. To contribute, go to:
https://jewishheritagepoland.org/nowogrod.html

Warmest regards,
Jeff Miller
Researching Mlynarz/Mlynarzewicz, Cyrman/Cymerman/Zimmerman,
Brezinski/Burzynski/Brzezinski/Bergins(ky), Szapowicz/Shapowitz, from
Nowogrod and nearby towns including Ostroleka, Grajewo, Szczuczyn,
Lomza, Wasosz, and others.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jeff's iniative can inspire our readers with roots
outside the Nowogrod area to take an interest in the restoration
of the cemeteries in which their ancestors are buried. Information
on possible projects may be available >from fodz@fodz.pl


JRI Poland #Poland Remembering those buried in the Nowogrod Jewish Cemetery #poland

Jeff Miller
 

It is rare when Opportunity meets Obligation and Legacy.
I visited the Jewish cemetery in Nowogrod, Poland in August 2018 while
in Poland attending the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy. I found the condition of the cemetery to be alarming, and
resolved to take steps to improve the condition, restore the cemetery,
and memorialize those who were buried there.

I invite you to be my partner in the project to restore the Nowogrod
Jewish cemetery.
We have the OPPORTUNITY to make a huge difference in the education of
the next generation, as well as for honoring the memory of those who
were buried there.
I have taken it upon myself to create a project for restoration of the
Jewish cemetery in Nowogrod, and made contacts with key players in
Poland and elsewhere to help me advance this initiative.
I see this as an OBLIGATION to not stand by while time and nature
destroy the memories of our mishpacha.

FODZ (Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland)
Director Piotr Puchta and I have agreed on a list of items for
prioritizing and a target goal has been set for the doing such
work. YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THIS MOST WORTHWHILE PROJECT.

We can work together to create a LEGACY for future generations.

Dan Oren, President of Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, has set up
a page for the Nowogr=F3d Jewish cemetery on the Friends of Jewish
Heritage in Poland website. The page has more details of the objectives
of the effort.

Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland is a tax-exempt, non-profit
501(c) (3) organization. Contributions are used only for projects
in Poland. To contribute, go to:
https://jewishheritagepoland.org/nowogrod.html

Warmest regards,
Jeff Miller
Researching Mlynarz/Mlynarzewicz, Cyrman/Cymerman/Zimmerman,
Brezinski/Burzynski/Brzezinski/Bergins(ky), Szapowicz/Shapowitz, from
Nowogrod and nearby towns including Ostroleka, Grajewo, Szczuczyn,
Lomza, Wasosz, and others.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Jeff's iniative can inspire our readers with roots
outside the Nowogrod area to take an interest in the restoration
of the cemeteries in which their ancestors are buried. Information
on possible projects may be available >from fodz@fodz.pl


Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #romania

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


Romania SIG #Romania Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #romania

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


ViewMate translation request - Hungarian occupation (2) #hungary

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,

I've posted another occupation word >from a vital record in Hungarian for
which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75103
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Sheree Roth
Palo Alto

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


ViewMate translation request - Hungarian occupation #hungary

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,

I've posted a word >from a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75104
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Sheree Roth
Palo Alto

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #hungary

bounce-3732334-772961@...
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate translation request - Hungarian occupation (2) #hungary

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,

I've posted another occupation word >from a vital record in Hungarian for
which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75103
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Sheree Roth
Palo Alto

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate translation request - Hungarian occupation #hungary

ssroth@...
 

Dear friends,

I've posted a word >from a vital record in Hungarian for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75104
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.

Sheree Roth
Palo Alto

Moderator: Please use ViewMate to respond as requested.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #hungary

bounce-3732334-772961@...
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories

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