Date   

Re: Bohemian Moravian Town Name #austria-czech

Vivian Kahn
 

Bohemia and Moravia were in Austria-Hungary but not part of Hungary.
What's your source? Who were their children? What other
documents do you have for this couple that could help to narrow the list of
possibilities?

If Solomon was >from Hungary, the place could be Tartolcz, which was a
long way >from Bohemia and Moravia and is now Tirsolt, Romania.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Coordinator


JOWBR Update #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Bohemian Moravian Town Name #austria-czech

Vivian Kahn
 

Bohemia and Moravia were in Austria-Hungary but not part of Hungary.
What's your source? Who were their children? What other
documents do you have for this couple that could help to narrow the list of
possibilities?

If Solomon was >from Hungary, the place could be Tartolcz, which was a
long way >from Bohemia and Moravia and is now Tirsolt, Romania.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Coordinator


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR Update #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


JOWBR Update #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing cemeteries
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
>from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany - 8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland - approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine - approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and gaining
permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin
Hellmann, Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross,
Molly Mark Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would
not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other
organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done
cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the
JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Update #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing cemeteries
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
>from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany - 8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland - approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine - approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and gaining
permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin
Hellmann, Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross,
Molly Mark Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would
not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other
organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done
cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the
JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


JOWBR Update #courland #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


WEISZ Arpad Hungarian Football Coach #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Arpad Weisz, a Hungarian Jew, was a member of the Hungarian squad at =
the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris and the youngest coach to win the =
championship in Italy but Fascist Italy, its racism and its violence =
didn't spare him. Watch a short film based on a graphic novel by Matteo =
Matteucco YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DvdqK1LUsPzo and =
read his biography at =
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81rp%C3%A1d_Weisz.

Vivian Kahn,Oakland, California


JOWBR Update #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JOWBR Update #courland #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


Hungary SIG #Hungary WEISZ Arpad Hungarian Football Coach #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Arpad Weisz, a Hungarian Jew, was a member of the Hungarian squad at =
the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris and the youngest coach to win the =
championship in Italy but Fascist Italy, its racism and its violence =
didn't spare him. Watch a short film based on a graphic novel by Matteo =
Matteucco YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DvdqK1LUsPzo and =
read his biography at =
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81rp%C3%A1d_Weisz.

Vivian Kahn,Oakland, California


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JOWBR Update #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

JOWBR Grows Past the 3.4 Million Record Mark!

JewishGen is proud to announce its latest update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a
look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 116,600 new records and 29,800 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 430 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.45 million records >from close to
8,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128 countries!

Please note, this update only includes submissions that were made
through last November 30th. Anything that was submitted after that will
be in the June pre-Conference update. If you have new material to submit,
please do so by May 31st to be included in the next update.

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done
by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Argentina - approximately 11,300 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Brazil - approximately 7,800 records >from 3 Rio de Janeiro
cemeteries
. Canada - updated records and 4,250 new and/or improved photos from
Montreal area cemeteries
. Chechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 1,500 new records
from 6 cemeteries
. England - 1,850 records >from 6 cemeteries
. France - 3,000 new records covering 68 new or existing cemeteries
. Germany -8,650 new records covering 33 new or existing cemeteries
. Hungary - 1,750 records >from 3 new cemetery listings
. Moldova - added 1,250 new records >from 2 Bessarabia cemeteries
. Netherlands - 2,900 records >from 49 new and existing cemeteries
. Poland -approximately 4,000 new records >from 14 new and existing
cemeteries
. Ukraine -approximately 2,600 new records >from 10 new and existing
cemeteries
. United States - approximately 66,400 new records and 16,300 photos
for 76 new and 45 updated cemeteries

Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a
complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and
gaining permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellmann,
Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross, Molly Mark
Strauss, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer
transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able
to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
April, 2019


happy and kosher Pessach #poland

ehfurman@...
 

Dear Bialystokers descendants,

May we all around will have an Happy and Kosher Pessach - Passover
Together with all around your Seder table.

Shalom >from Israel
Chana Furman, Kiryat -Gat

Chana & Emmanuel Furman
ehfurman@...


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland happy and kosher Pessach #poland

ehfurman@...
 

Dear Bialystokers descendants,

May we all around will have an Happy and Kosher Pessach - Passover
Together with all around your Seder table.

Shalom >from Israel
Chana Furman, Kiryat -Gat

Chana & Emmanuel Furman
ehfurman@...


First Call for Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2019 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research priorities.
Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference calls.

The Nominating Task Force is calling for nominations to the Board to
fill the three Board positions whose terms expire this year. The
current board members with expiring terms this year are Jill Anderson,
Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. They are eligible to stand for another
two terms.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience and a summary of what skills that person can contribute to
the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can be
recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as an
officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the
Nominating Task Force will begin April 18, 2019 and end as of midnight
Eastern Daylight Time, on June 4, 2019. The Nominating Task Force will
announce their recommended nominees on or before June 16, 2019 as per
Article VIII, Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide
that any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task
Force may nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent
beginning on June 22 and through July 5, 2019. Their biographical
statements, qualifications, and summary of what skills they can
contribute to the Board will be presented along with the other
nominees on our Members' web site. Submit these nominations to Judy
Baston, the Secretary of LitvakSIG, at jrbaston@....

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting
will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland,Ohio in July
2019. LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be
able to vote in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual
Meeting during the conference (TBA).

LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2019:
Carol Hoffman, chair saftacarol@...
Judy Baston jrbaston@...
Ralph Salinger salinger@...
Marion Werle werleme@...%20
Susan Lieberman viuker11@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania First Call for Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2019 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research priorities.
Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference calls.

The Nominating Task Force is calling for nominations to the Board to
fill the three Board positions whose terms expire this year. The
current board members with expiring terms this year are Jill Anderson,
Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. They are eligible to stand for another
two terms.

Any dues paying member in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to
submit a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is
a dues paying member in good standing. All nominations to the board
must include the nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant
experience and a summary of what skills that person can contribute to
the Board. This information should be submitted to each of the five
members of the Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this
message). There is no limit as to the number of nominees submitted to
the Nominating Task Force; however, no more than three nominees can be
recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios
of each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members'
website. In cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as an
officer (to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating
Task Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing
to serve and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the
Nominating Task Force will begin April 18, 2019 and end as of midnight
Eastern Daylight Time, on June 4, 2019. The Nominating Task Force will
announce their recommended nominees on or before June 16, 2019 as per
Article VIII, Section 2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide
that any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task
Force may nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent
beginning on June 22 and through July 5, 2019. Their biographical
statements, qualifications, and summary of what skills they can
contribute to the Board will be presented along with the other
nominees on our Members' web site. Submit these nominations to Judy
Baston, the Secretary of LitvakSIG, at jrbaston@....

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting
will take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland,Ohio in July
2019. LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be
able to vote in person at the beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual
Meeting during the conference (TBA).

LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2019:
Carol Hoffman, chair saftacarol@...
Judy Baston jrbaston@...
Ralph Salinger salinger@...
Marion Werle werleme@...%20
Susan Lieberman viuker11@...


Jewish Genealogical Conference, 2019 in Cleveland, OH #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Bessarabia SIG is preparing for the conference, meet new people, discuss our
future goals.

We have submitted 3 proposals for the presentations and all of them are
accepted by Program committee.

You will see soon the whole program >from the conference, and will read
abstracts of our presentations, but here are the titles:

Inna Vayner: "History of Jews in Transnistrian Region of Moldova". This is
an overview of the geography, history, genealogy of the Jews living in
Transnistria Republic, unrecognized breakaway territory of Moldova Republic.

I was trying to convince our members to present about different parts of
Bessarabia, like Khotin uezd, or Soroki uezd, and Inna's presentation is the
first one.

Sheli Fain and I present on :"Discovering the treasures of the Yizkor
Books: Using Yizkor Books in genealogy family research". You will find out
why it is very important to carefully read Yizkor books >from the towns your
ancestors were >from and also >from towns nearby.

My presentation: "Why Jews >from the Former Soviet Union Often Called
Russians?" This is not directly related to Bessarabia, but rather to all
territory of former Russian Empire. We will explore the history of Jewish
identification, documents >from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. You
may not know that every Jew had in their passport a line Nationality -
Jewish.

This is not all. We also participate in the ShareFair, where we can meet
each other, ask questions, find interesting topic to discuss, and more.

Bessarabia SIG Meeting, where we discuss our future projects and interests.

Bessarabia SIG Luncheon where Sheli Fain will present a story about Eliyahu
Meitus, Jewish Poet and translator born in Kishinev. I am looking forward to
hear Eliyahu's poems.

Finally, I am offering to everybody a personal session, where we can explore
your research, possible find ways to improve it, see new resources, etc.
etc.

So, didn't I convince you to come to Cleveland this summer?! Please write
me a line if you have questions about the conference. Here is conference
website: https://www.iajgs2019.org/

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Jewish Genealogical Conference, 2019 in Cleveland, OH #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

Bessarabia SIG is preparing for the conference, meet new people, discuss our
future goals.

We have submitted 3 proposals for the presentations and all of them are
accepted by Program committee.

You will see soon the whole program >from the conference, and will read
abstracts of our presentations, but here are the titles:

Inna Vayner: "History of Jews in Transnistrian Region of Moldova". This is
an overview of the geography, history, genealogy of the Jews living in
Transnistria Republic, unrecognized breakaway territory of Moldova Republic.

I was trying to convince our members to present about different parts of
Bessarabia, like Khotin uezd, or Soroki uezd, and Inna's presentation is the
first one.

Sheli Fain and I present on :"Discovering the treasures of the Yizkor
Books: Using Yizkor Books in genealogy family research". You will find out
why it is very important to carefully read Yizkor books >from the towns your
ancestors were >from and also >from towns nearby.

My presentation: "Why Jews >from the Former Soviet Union Often Called
Russians?" This is not directly related to Bessarabia, but rather to all
territory of former Russian Empire. We will explore the history of Jewish
identification, documents >from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. You
may not know that every Jew had in their passport a line Nationality -
Jewish.

This is not all. We also participate in the ShareFair, where we can meet
each other, ask questions, find interesting topic to discuss, and more.

Bessarabia SIG Meeting, where we discuss our future projects and interests.

Bessarabia SIG Luncheon where Sheli Fain will present a story about Eliyahu
Meitus, Jewish Poet and translator born in Kishinev. I am looking forward to
hear Eliyahu's poems.

Finally, I am offering to everybody a personal session, where we can explore
your research, possible find ways to improve it, see new resources, etc.
etc.

So, didn't I convince you to come to Cleveland this summer?! Please write
me a line if you have questions about the conference. Here is conference
website: https://www.iajgs2019.org/

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


One-day, two-track DNA Conference hosted June 2, 2019, by JGS of Illinois #dna

Martin Fischer
 

"DNA: Tests, Tools and Tales" is the theme of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois's one-day conference on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. This special event
will offer two tracks -- one for beginners and one for more experienced
users of genealogical genetic testing.

The conference will feature talks by Lara Diamond and Gil Bardige, two
experts in using and understanding DNA analyses for family history
purposes.

Lara Diamond, president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland,
blogs about DNA and her Eastern European research at
larasgenealogy.blogspot.com .

Gil Bardige, a member of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society in Ohio,
is a firm believer that DNA results can be a valuable tool in
genealogical research as it generates clues to help people confirm
relationships.

Conference attendees will have chances to win door prizes >from
FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage.

Sign-in, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research
library will be available >from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Presentations will be
given >from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with lunch available >from noon to 1:15
p.m.

Before May 20, early registration fees are $45 for JGSI members, $50 for
non-members and $25 for students. After May 20, the fees are $10 higher.
Members of any IAJGS-affiliated society may attend the conference at the
JGSI member rate.

For more information and to register, go to
https://www.jgsi.org/event-3360053

Submitted by:

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


DNA Research #DNA One-day, two-track DNA Conference hosted June 2, 2019, by JGS of Illinois #dna

Martin Fischer
 

"DNA: Tests, Tools and Tales" is the theme of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois's one-day conference on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. This special event
will offer two tracks -- one for beginners and one for more experienced
users of genealogical genetic testing.

The conference will feature talks by Lara Diamond and Gil Bardige, two
experts in using and understanding DNA analyses for family history
purposes.

Lara Diamond, president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland,
blogs about DNA and her Eastern European research at
larasgenealogy.blogspot.com .

Gil Bardige, a member of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society in Ohio,
is a firm believer that DNA results can be a valuable tool in
genealogical research as it generates clues to help people confirm
relationships.

Conference attendees will have chances to win door prizes >from
FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage.

Sign-in, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research
library will be available >from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Presentations will be
given >from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with lunch available >from noon to 1:15
p.m.

Before May 20, early registration fees are $45 for JGSI members, $50 for
non-members and $25 for students. After May 20, the fees are $10 higher.
Members of any IAJGS-affiliated society may attend the conference at the
JGSI member rate.

For more information and to register, go to
https://www.jgsi.org/event-3360053

Submitted by:

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois