Date   

Har Nebo lookup request #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

Happy Pesach everyone

Is there someone in the Philadelphia area who could visit Har Nebo
Cemetery and take pictures of two KUSHNER stones, burial dates 1903
and 1925, for me? I just called and obtained the locations and would
very much like to obtain photos of the stones and learn the names of
their parents.

The family used KUSNER, KIRZNER and many other similar spellings.
The family was >from Ostrog, very close to Slavuta, in Volyn Gubernia
where my KIRSHNER lived.
This family, as well as mine, each show multiple marriages between
KIRSCHNER and BALIN so I'm pretty certain we are distant relatives.

If you can help me out, please contact me privately.

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Har Nebo lookup request #general

Marty Meyers <martymeyers@...>
 

Happy Pesach everyone

Is there someone in the Philadelphia area who could visit Har Nebo
Cemetery and take pictures of two KUSHNER stones, burial dates 1903
and 1925, for me? I just called and obtained the locations and would
very much like to obtain photos of the stones and learn the names of
their parents.

The family used KUSNER, KIRZNER and many other similar spellings.
The family was >from Ostrog, very close to Slavuta, in Volyn Gubernia
where my KIRSHNER lived.
This family, as well as mine, each show multiple marriages between
KIRSCHNER and BALIN so I'm pretty certain we are distant relatives.

If you can help me out, please contact me privately.

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


Reclaim The Records files new lawsuit asking for all New York City death certificates 1949-1968 *AND* for nullification of NYC DOH records access rules #general

Asparagirl
 

Hello again >from Reclaim The Records! We='re that scrappy little
activist group of genealogists, historians, journalists, and open
government advocates, fighting for better public access to
government-held genealogical and historical documents. And today, we
have some very exciting news.

We just filed a new lawsuit, the biggest, baddest Freedom of
Information lawsuit that we've ever filed. It's a milestone case, not
only for our organization, but also for how genealogists, historians,
and researchers as a community deal with government agencies who
routinely withhold historical records >from the public, and who pass
capricious and irrational restrictions on public access.

Yesterday afternoon, in the Supreme Court of New York, New York
County, we filed an Article 78 Petition against the following agencies
and people:

- The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
- The New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics
- The New York City Board of Health
- Oxiris Barbot in her official capacity as New York City Commissioner of
Health
- Gretchen Van Wye in her official capacity as New York City Registrar
- And last but certainly not least, Steven P. Schwartz in his official
capacity as former New York City Registrar

This Petition challenges not only the Department of Healths refusal
to disclose records to us based on New York's Freedom of Information
Law (FOIL), but it also challenges the Department of Health's
restrictive regulations themselves. Additionally, this is the first
time that our organization has gone after actual vital record
certificates, as opposed to a records index of some sort.

And you can ***Read All About It***, including direct links to all our
paperwork and court filings, in our latest newsletter, which is also
available on our website:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/24/

If you want to skip right to the actual Article 78 Petition text (as a
PDF), it's here:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/reclaim_the_records_vs_nyc_doh_et_al_-_article_78_petition.pdf
[or https://tinyurl.com/y293v6eg --Mod.]

(It's forty-seven pages of fun!)

Because this is a Jewish genealogy listserve, we should add this important
note:

We're asking for uncertified scanned copies of all New York City death
certificates for the years 1949-1968. It's over 1.6 million records.
During this time period, the population of NYC was approximately 25%
Jewish. (That doesn't mean 25% *of deaths* in this time period were
also Jewish people, but probably close to that.)

So, *if* we win this case, this would be approximately 400,000 death
certificates for Jews >from what was at the time the largest Jewish
population in the world. And most of the certificates have the
decedent's parents and/or spouses named too. So that could be as many
as 1.6 million names in total. And so this would be one of the largest
***Public And Free*** Jewish genealogy records collections in existence.

Also, make sure you check out David Bushman's affidavit in support of
the lawsuit, which is linked >from our newsletter -- he explicitly
brings up the issue of BRCA carriers needing access to these records
for family health reasons.

Happy to answer questions...enjoy the reading!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reclaim The Records files new lawsuit asking for all New York City death certificates 1949-1968 *AND* for nullification of NYC DOH records access rules #general

Asparagirl
 

Hello again >from Reclaim The Records! We='re that scrappy little
activist group of genealogists, historians, journalists, and open
government advocates, fighting for better public access to
government-held genealogical and historical documents. And today, we
have some very exciting news.

We just filed a new lawsuit, the biggest, baddest Freedom of
Information lawsuit that we've ever filed. It's a milestone case, not
only for our organization, but also for how genealogists, historians,
and researchers as a community deal with government agencies who
routinely withhold historical records >from the public, and who pass
capricious and irrational restrictions on public access.

Yesterday afternoon, in the Supreme Court of New York, New York
County, we filed an Article 78 Petition against the following agencies
and people:

- The New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
- The New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics
- The New York City Board of Health
- Oxiris Barbot in her official capacity as New York City Commissioner of
Health
- Gretchen Van Wye in her official capacity as New York City Registrar
- And last but certainly not least, Steven P. Schwartz in his official
capacity as former New York City Registrar

This Petition challenges not only the Department of Healths refusal
to disclose records to us based on New York's Freedom of Information
Law (FOIL), but it also challenges the Department of Health's
restrictive regulations themselves. Additionally, this is the first
time that our organization has gone after actual vital record
certificates, as opposed to a records index of some sort.

And you can ***Read All About It***, including direct links to all our
paperwork and court filings, in our latest newsletter, which is also
available on our website:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/24/

If you want to skip right to the actual Article 78 Petition text (as a
PDF), it's here:

https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/reclaim_the_records_vs_nyc_doh_et_al_-_article_78_petition.pdf
[or https://tinyurl.com/y293v6eg --Mod.]

(It's forty-seven pages of fun!)

Because this is a Jewish genealogy listserve, we should add this important
note:

We're asking for uncertified scanned copies of all New York City death
certificates for the years 1949-1968. It's over 1.6 million records.
During this time period, the population of NYC was approximately 25%
Jewish. (That doesn't mean 25% *of deaths* in this time period were
also Jewish people, but probably close to that.)

So, *if* we win this case, this would be approximately 400,000 death
certificates for Jews >from what was at the time the largest Jewish
population in the world. And most of the certificates have the
decedent's parents and/or spouses named too. So that could be as many
as 1.6 million names in total. And so this would be one of the largest
***Public And Free*** Jewish genealogy records collections in existence.

Also, make sure you check out David Bushman's affidavit in support of
the lawsuit, which is linked >from our newsletter -- he explicitly
brings up the issue of BRCA carriers needing access to these records
for family health reasons.

Happy to answer questions...enjoy the reading!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Mill Valley, California
President and Founder, Reclaim The Records
https://www.reclaimtherecords.org/


JOWBR Update #unitedkingdom

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


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JOWBR Update #unitedkingdom

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


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

gdh2_98
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72954
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Gail Harris


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

gdh2_98
 

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72954
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Gail Harris


EDER from Tarnobrzeg, Poland as on 23 and me #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Seeking EDER family >from Tarnobrzeg, Poland Listed on my sister Marcia Goudie's research. I am an EDER and SCHLISSEL >from Tarnobrzeg, Poland. Aron Eder daughter Kate Schlissel.. Aron's Father Chaim Josef and then there was Motel EDER. Anyone related..contact me..

Gayle Schlissel Riley on Facebook


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine EDER from Tarnobrzeg, Poland as on 23 and me #ukraine

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

Seeking EDER family >from Tarnobrzeg, Poland Listed on my sister Marcia Goudie's research. I am an EDER and SCHLISSEL >from Tarnobrzeg, Poland. Aron Eder daughter Kate Schlissel.. Aron's Father Chaim Josef and then there was Motel EDER. Anyone related..contact me..

Gayle Schlissel Riley on Facebook


Pre-WW2 Street name in Kanth, Silesia #germany

Gerald and Margaret
 

Can you help help deciphering just one letter of the German text on
a form? It is on ViewMate at the following address:-

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72917

The address was a street name in Kanth, a small town on the railway line
west of Breslau. M yaim is to find the current Polish name of the
street, now the town is called Katy Wroclawski, west of Wroclaw.

There were 4 Jewish families in Kanth before WW2; - STEIN (my father's
family), HEIDENFELD, JUNGMANN, and one more, who owned a shoe shop.
Does anyone know of these families, or where I could find more info?

Please respond either privately or using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Margaret Levin (nee STEIN) Finchley, LONDON, UK


Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois' Sunday, April 28, 2019, meeting #general

events@...
 

"Three Hershberg Mysteries" will be family historian Barry Finkel's
presentation topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee
Road, Northbrook, Ill. Registration, networking, and the JGSI genealogy
help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-3163735 or phone
312-666-0100.

Barry Finkel's talk will cover a brief history of his Hershberg family
in Chicago and South Bend, Indiana, including discussing two mysteries
that he eventually solved, and he will explain the solutions. Then he
will discuss one mystery that remains unsolved.

Our speaker is corresponding secretary of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois and often volunteers at the JGSI help desk. He is a
retired IT systems administrator who wrote his first computer program in
1966. He started in genealogy in the mid-1960s, then put it aside. In
1991 one of Barry's brothers decided to put their genealogy into a
computer database, and today the file of their genealogy and his
brother's wife's genealogy has over 6,400 people.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has
more than 300 members.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history
research resources, including a members forum, more than 40 video
recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable JGSI
Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI
newsletter, and much more.

Monthly meetings feature informative speakers as well as access to a
useful genealogy research library and expert volunteer genealogy help
desk.

The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family
historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a
limited time. All are available for perusing >from 12:30 to 1:55 p.m. at
each regular meeting.

At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, the help desk operates >from 12:30
to 1:55 p.m. Expert member volunteers access online databases and answer
genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as time
allows.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


German SIG #Germany Pre-WW2 Street name in Kanth, Silesia #germany

Gerald and Margaret
 

Can you help help deciphering just one letter of the German text on
a form? It is on ViewMate at the following address:-

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72917

The address was a street name in Kanth, a small town on the railway line
west of Breslau. M yaim is to find the current Polish name of the
street, now the town is called Katy Wroclawski, west of Wroclaw.

There were 4 Jewish families in Kanth before WW2; - STEIN (my father's
family), HEIDENFELD, JUNGMANN, and one more, who owned a shoe shop.
Does anyone know of these families, or where I could find more info?

Please respond either privately or using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Margaret Levin (nee STEIN) Finchley, LONDON, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois' Sunday, April 28, 2019, meeting #general

events@...
 

"Three Hershberg Mysteries" will be family historian Barry Finkel's
presentation topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee
Road, Northbrook, Ill. Registration, networking, and the JGSI genealogy
help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-3163735 or phone
312-666-0100.

Barry Finkel's talk will cover a brief history of his Hershberg family
in Chicago and South Bend, Indiana, including discussing two mysteries
that he eventually solved, and he will explain the solutions. Then he
will discuss one mystery that remains unsolved.

Our speaker is corresponding secretary of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois and often volunteers at the JGSI help desk. He is a
retired IT systems administrator who wrote his first computer program in
1966. He started in genealogy in the mid-1960s, then put it aside. In
1991 one of Barry's brothers decided to put their genealogy into a
computer database, and today the file of their genealogy and his
brother's wife's genealogy has over 6,400 people.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the
records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the
worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.

The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has
more than 300 members.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history
research resources, including a members forum, more than 40 video
recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable JGSI
Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI
newsletter, and much more.

Monthly meetings feature informative speakers as well as access to a
useful genealogy research library and expert volunteer genealogy help
desk.

The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family
historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a
limited time. All are available for perusing >from 12:30 to 1:55 p.m. at
each regular meeting.

At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, the help desk operates >from 12:30
to 1:55 p.m. Expert member volunteers access online databases and answer
genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as time
allows.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JOWBR Update #ukraine

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


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JOWBR Update #ukraine

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 #romania

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


Romania SIG #Romania JOWBR Update #romania

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


Re: WEISZ Arpad Hungarian Football Coach #hungary

johnjosephkovacs@...
 

Thanks for sending the Arpad film I have not heard of this before.
The fact that he was given the name of Arpad the first leader of the
Magyars was another how certain Hungarian Jews were eager to show that
they were 100% Hungarians

John Kovacs

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:03 AM H-SIG digest <h-sig@...> wr=
ote:

Subject: WEISZ Arpad Hungarian Football Coach
From: vkahn@...
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:24:19 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

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 championshi=
p 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 ht=
tps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81rp%C3%A1d_Weisz.

Vivian Kahn,Oakland, California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: WEISZ Arpad Hungarian Football Coach #hungary

johnjosephkovacs@...
 

Thanks for sending the Arpad film I have not heard of this before.
The fact that he was given the name of Arpad the first leader of the
Magyars was another how certain Hungarian Jews were eager to show that
they were 100% Hungarians

John Kovacs

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:03 AM H-SIG digest <h-sig@...> wr=
ote:

Subject: WEISZ Arpad Hungarian Football Coach
From: vkahn@...
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:24:19 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

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 championshi=
p 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 ht=
tps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81rp%C3%A1d_Weisz.

Vivian Kahn,Oakland, California