Date   

Yom HaShoah 2019/5779 #unitedkingdom

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory
with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a
flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating
from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the
candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the
context of learning >from their experiences, and permitting the values
our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives
today.

As we observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, JewishGen's mission
of remembrance and preservation becomes more pronounced and urgent.
JewishGen's work is designed to change us. It is supposed to transform
us. And it should inspire us.

Our goal is for people to understand not only who their relatives
were, but how they lived. What was important in their lives? What
challenges did they face? How can their experiences influence and
illuminate our life choices today?

Among JewishGen's most important projects is the translation of Yizkor
Books (memorial books), which offer an insight into communal life
before and during the Shoah.

Take some time to explore these treasure troves of information which,
among other things, provide first-hand accounts of a Jewish communal
life and culture that in many cases no longer exists.

These accounts help us to visualize what life was like in a very
personal way, while providing us the ability to transmit a more
profound legacy for the future.

We also encourage you to explore our Holocaust Collection, which
contains more than 2.75 million records about Holocaust victims and
survivors. This week, we have added more than 30,000 records >from a
variety of sources (a more detailed announcement will be forthcoming).

As with everything on JewishGen, we offer our resources at no charge.

To search the Yizkor Book collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html

To search the Holocaust Collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

Thank you for your continued support of our important work.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Yom HaShoah 2019/5779 #unitedkingdom

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory
with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a
flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating
from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the
candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the
context of learning >from their experiences, and permitting the values
our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives
today.

As we observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, JewishGen's mission
of remembrance and preservation becomes more pronounced and urgent.
JewishGen's work is designed to change us. It is supposed to transform
us. And it should inspire us.

Our goal is for people to understand not only who their relatives
were, but how they lived. What was important in their lives? What
challenges did they face? How can their experiences influence and
illuminate our life choices today?

Among JewishGen's most important projects is the translation of Yizkor
Books (memorial books), which offer an insight into communal life
before and during the Shoah.

Take some time to explore these treasure troves of information which,
among other things, provide first-hand accounts of a Jewish communal
life and culture that in many cases no longer exists.

These accounts help us to visualize what life was like in a very
personal way, while providing us the ability to transmit a more
profound legacy for the future.

We also encourage you to explore our Holocaust Collection, which
contains more than 2.75 million records about Holocaust victims and
survivors. This week, we have added more than 30,000 records >from a
variety of sources (a more detailed announcement will be forthcoming).

As with everything on JewishGen, we offer our resources at no charge.

To search the Yizkor Book collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html

To search the Holocaust Collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

Thank you for your continued support of our important work.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Yom HaShoah 2019/5779 #romania

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory
with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a
flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating
from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the
candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the
context of learning >from their experiences, and permitting the values
our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives
today.

As we observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, JewishGen's mission
of remembrance and preservation becomes more pronounced and urgent.
JewishGen's work is designed to change us. It is supposed to transform
us. And it should inspire us.

Our goal is for people to understand not only who their relatives
were, but how they lived. What was important in their lives? What
challenges did they face? How can their experiences influence and
illuminate our life choices today?

Among JewishGen's most important projects is the translation of Yizkor
Books (memorial books), which offer an insight into communal life
before and during the Shoah.

Take some time to explore these treasure troves of information which,
among other things, provide first-hand accounts of a Jewish communal
life and culture that in many cases no longer exists.

These accounts help us to visualize what life was like in a very
personal way, while providing us the ability to transmit a more
profound legacy for the future.

We also encourage you to explore our Holocaust Collection, which
contains more than 2.75 million records about Holocaust victims and
survivors. This week, we have added more than 30,000 records >from a
variety of sources (a more detailed announcement will be forthcoming).

As with everything on JewishGen, we offer our resources at no charge.

To search the Yizkor Book collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html

To search the Holocaust Collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

Thank you for your continued support of our important work.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Romania SIG #Romania Yom HaShoah 2019/5779 #romania

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory
with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a
flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating
from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the
candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the
context of learning >from their experiences, and permitting the values
our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives
today.

As we observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, JewishGen's mission
of remembrance and preservation becomes more pronounced and urgent.
JewishGen's work is designed to change us. It is supposed to transform
us. And it should inspire us.

Our goal is for people to understand not only who their relatives
were, but how they lived. What was important in their lives? What
challenges did they face? How can their experiences influence and
illuminate our life choices today?

Among JewishGen's most important projects is the translation of Yizkor
Books (memorial books), which offer an insight into communal life
before and during the Shoah.

Take some time to explore these treasure troves of information which,
among other things, provide first-hand accounts of a Jewish communal
life and culture that in many cases no longer exists.

These accounts help us to visualize what life was like in a very
personal way, while providing us the ability to transmit a more
profound legacy for the future.

We also encourage you to explore our Holocaust Collection, which
contains more than 2.75 million records about Holocaust victims and
survivors. This week, we have added more than 30,000 records >from a
variety of sources (a more detailed announcement will be forthcoming).

As with everything on JewishGen, we offer our resources at no charge.

To search the Yizkor Book collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html

To search the Holocaust Collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

Thank you for your continued support of our important work.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Yitzhak Pasternak was a survivor. He eluded the Nazis roundups of Jews
and escaped capture at the frontiers. He found refuge with a farmer
who he worked for. He survived typhoid. While his freedom lasted, he
regularly smuggled food to the ghetto at Nowy Dwor, sometimes carrying
40 kilograms of meat, flour and sugar on his back. In the ghetto he
found his "little brother and my father. They were in great distress,
starved out, broken, lonesome without the killed mother." He survived
typhoid. He was caught once by the Gestapo and beat severely but let
go. But ultimately, he ended up in Birkenau. As the Germans faced
defeat in 1945, they began deporting Jews >from Birkenau to leave no
evidence of what had happened there, and he escaped once again. In the
end, the Russians brought liberation and he made it to Israel, "a free
Jew.". His story, "I Fought Out Life by Myself," comes >from the Yizkor
book of Wyszogrod (Vishogrod), Poland.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2247093281979481

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

Yitzhak Pasternak was a survivor. He eluded the Nazis roundups of Jews
and escaped capture at the frontiers. He found refuge with a farmer
who he worked for. He survived typhoid. While his freedom lasted, he
regularly smuggled food to the ghetto at Nowy Dwor, sometimes carrying
40 kilograms of meat, flour and sugar on his back. In the ghetto he
found his "little brother and my father. They were in great distress,
starved out, broken, lonesome without the killed mother." He survived
typhoid. He was caught once by the Gestapo and beat severely but let
go. But ultimately, he ended up in Birkenau. As the Germans faced
defeat in 1945, they began deporting Jews >from Birkenau to leave no
evidence of what had happened there, and he escaped once again. In the
end, the Russians brought liberation and he made it to Israel, "a free
Jew.". His story, "I Fought Out Life by Myself," comes >from the Yizkor
book of Wyszogrod (Vishogrod), Poland.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2247093281979481

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Polish translation needed please #general

drgoldin90@...
 

Hello Genners,

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73072
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Marge Goldin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish translation needed please #general

drgoldin90@...
 

Hello Genners,

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM73072
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Marge Goldin


ZECHMAN/TZECHMAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I have been doing some research on some distant relatives, the ZECHMAN
family of the Chicago area. The family genealogist found Abraham
ZECHMAN (1867-1912), who married Jennie Ethel LEVITAN (1880-1941).
Jennie Ethel was the sister of Solomon LEVITAN (1862-1940), the former
State Treasurer of Wisconsin in the early 20th Century. The Levitans
and the Zechmans originated in Taurage, Lithuania.

Abraham had three brothers, Wolf Jacob (1850-1916), Eliahu (Elias)
(1858-1916), and Isaac (Ike) (1862-1934). They apparently were the
sons of Shlomo Zalman TZECHMAN, born in 1830 in Taurage.

While researching this family I found another Zechman family who seemed
to originate in Taurage. Hyman TZECHMAN had one son, Louis, born in
1869 in Taurage and died in 1938 in Chicago. He married Eva ROSENBERG
(1873-1962) and had three children: Rose Zechman BRAUDE (1893-1986),
Maurice (1896-1972), and Etta Zechman GILBERT (1899-1981).

I am wondering if Hyman and Shlomo Zalman were brothers. If anyone has
information about this family, please contact me.

Sheldon Dan
@sheldan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZECHMAN/TZECHMAN #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I have been doing some research on some distant relatives, the ZECHMAN
family of the Chicago area. The family genealogist found Abraham
ZECHMAN (1867-1912), who married Jennie Ethel LEVITAN (1880-1941).
Jennie Ethel was the sister of Solomon LEVITAN (1862-1940), the former
State Treasurer of Wisconsin in the early 20th Century. The Levitans
and the Zechmans originated in Taurage, Lithuania.

Abraham had three brothers, Wolf Jacob (1850-1916), Eliahu (Elias)
(1858-1916), and Isaac (Ike) (1862-1934). They apparently were the
sons of Shlomo Zalman TZECHMAN, born in 1830 in Taurage.

While researching this family I found another Zechman family who seemed
to originate in Taurage. Hyman TZECHMAN had one son, Louis, born in
1869 in Taurage and died in 1938 in Chicago. He married Eva ROSENBERG
(1873-1962) and had three children: Rose Zechman BRAUDE (1893-1986),
Maurice (1896-1972), and Etta Zechman GILBERT (1899-1981).

I am wondering if Hyman and Shlomo Zalman were brothers. If anyone has
information about this family, please contact me.

Sheldon Dan
@sheldan


memories from World War I in Galicia #yizkorbooks

Sharon Taylor
 

I am interested in finding memoirs of World War I and its aftermath
in Galicia. I am especially interested in the years 1914 to 1920 in
Galicia. I would greatly appreciate any links to translated pages
in Yizkor books.
Many thanks for your help!

Sharon Taylor
Researching Nemeth, Block, Unger, and Ingier in Stanislawow Oblast
and Wiesner and Fleissig in Lemberg Oblast


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks memories from World War I in Galicia #yizkorbooks

Sharon Taylor
 

I am interested in finding memoirs of World War I and its aftermath
in Galicia. I am especially interested in the years 1914 to 1920 in
Galicia. I would greatly appreciate any links to translated pages
in Yizkor books.
Many thanks for your help!

Sharon Taylor
Researching Nemeth, Block, Unger, and Ingier in Stanislawow Oblast
and Wiesner and Fleissig in Lemberg Oblast


Gelfands and Spivaks from Winnipeg #general

Roberta Sheps
 

My step-father Dr Sid Gelfand >from Calgary, had a number of Gelfand cousins
in Winnipeg. I have a been told that one of these cousins married a Spivak
in Winnipeg and I am particularly interested to know if people know of any
Gelfand-Spivak-Lyons connections as my late father-in-law Irving Lyons's
mother was married to David Spivak after her husband died.

Thanks for any help forthcoming,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England, formerly of Calgary/Vancouver/Winnipeg Canada.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gelfands and Spivaks from Winnipeg #general

Roberta Sheps
 

My step-father Dr Sid Gelfand >from Calgary, had a number of Gelfand cousins
in Winnipeg. I have a been told that one of these cousins married a Spivak
in Winnipeg and I am particularly interested to know if people know of any
Gelfand-Spivak-Lyons connections as my late father-in-law Irving Lyons's
mother was married to David Spivak after her husband died.

Thanks for any help forthcoming,

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England, formerly of Calgary/Vancouver/Winnipeg Canada.


(Canada) Library and Archives Canada Insights to the 1926 Prairie Provinces Census #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Previously posted to this discussion group I wrote about the 1926 Prairie
Provinces Census now available on the Library and Archives (LAC) website.
LAC has written a blog piece about insights to the census for Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta including the instructions to Commissioners and
Enumerators. The blog post may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/yy5t78al
Original url:
https://thediscoverblog.com/2019/05/02/why-is-that-written-there-insights-into-the-census-of-manitoba-saskatchewan-and-alberta-1926-instructions-to-commissioners-and-enumerators/

The instructions to Commissioners and Enumerators may be found at:
https://tinyurl.com/y34odxlg
Original url:
http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/statcan/CS98-1926I-eng.pdf

The LAC website is bi-lingual-- English and French.

To read previous IAJGS Records Access Alerts on this census or other LAC
items see the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives at:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts. You must be
registered to access the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the
subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your
organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.)

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Insights to the 1926 Prairie Provinces Census #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Previously posted to this discussion group I wrote about the 1926 Prairie
Provinces Census now available on the Library and Archives (LAC) website.
LAC has written a blog piece about insights to the census for Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta including the instructions to Commissioners and
Enumerators. The blog post may be read at: https://tinyurl.com/yy5t78al
Original url:
https://thediscoverblog.com/2019/05/02/why-is-that-written-there-insights-into-the-census-of-manitoba-saskatchewan-and-alberta-1926-instructions-to-commissioners-and-enumerators/

The instructions to Commissioners and Enumerators may be found at:
https://tinyurl.com/y34odxlg
Original url:
http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/statcan/CS98-1926I-eng.pdf

The LAC website is bi-lingual-- English and French.

To read previous IAJGS Records Access Alerts on this census or other LAC
items see the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives at:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts. You must be
registered to access the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the
subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your
organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.)

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


IGRA Event in Raanana: New Developments in Beit Hatfutsot Databases. Monday May 13th #general

ingrid rockberger
 

Please join us on Monday May 13th for our next IGRA meeting in Raanana,
entitled "New Developments in the Databases of The Museum of the Jewish
People at Beit Hatfutsot." The presentation will be given by Horia Haim
F. Ghiuzeli, Director, Databases Department.

The Museum's database houses searchable archives of photos, films,
genealogy etc., all related to Jews and Jewish history. The presentation
will focus specifically on new developments in the museum's databases
and how they can be useful for genealogical research.

Horia Haim F. Ghiuzeli is a historian whose expertise covers several
fields including development of multimedia databases and implementation
of computer technologies in the field of cultural heritage. He is a
frequent lecturer (including at IAJGS conferences) and author of
numerous articles on Jewish heritage.

Location: Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana.
Time: Doors open 19:00, Presentation begins at 19:30
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission, Non-members-NIS 20

We look forward to seeing you,

Ingrid Rockberger
Co-Chair, Sharon area
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)

To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IGRA Event in Raanana: New Developments in Beit Hatfutsot Databases. Monday May 13th #general

ingrid rockberger
 

Please join us on Monday May 13th for our next IGRA meeting in Raanana,
entitled "New Developments in the Databases of The Museum of the Jewish
People at Beit Hatfutsot." The presentation will be given by Horia Haim
F. Ghiuzeli, Director, Databases Department.

The Museum's database houses searchable archives of photos, films,
genealogy etc., all related to Jews and Jewish history. The presentation
will focus specifically on new developments in the museum's databases
and how they can be useful for genealogical research.

Horia Haim F. Ghiuzeli is a historian whose expertise covers several
fields including development of multimedia databases and implementation
of computer technologies in the field of cultural heritage. He is a
frequent lecturer (including at IAJGS conferences) and author of
numerous articles on Jewish heritage.

Location: Bet Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana.
Time: Doors open 19:00, Presentation begins at 19:30
Cost: IGRA members-Free Admission, Non-members-NIS 20

We look forward to seeing you,

Ingrid Rockberger
Co-Chair, Sharon area
Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA)

To join IGRA, go to http://genealogy.org.il/membership/


Looking for descendants of Jacob MILLER and Joseph MILLER #france

Laurent Ettouati
 

Hello,

I am looking to get in touch with the descendants of the maternal
great-uncles of my wife who changed their name of MALARCZYK to MILLER
when emigrate to the US.

We know at least Jacob MILLER born 25/01/1894 in Lomza (Poland) married
to Becky GREENBERG born 15/08/1897 in Lomza (Poland) with 2 sons Martin
MILLER and Bernard MILLER and two daughters Ellen and Celia and Joseph
MILLER born 30/11/1897 in Lomza (Poland) married to Becky PALIWADA born
circa 1901 in Lomza (Poland) with two daughters Beatrice and Ruth and
one son Frances.

Thanks for you help.

Laurent Ettouati
--
@Laurent69
Lyon
France


Yom HaShoah 2019/5779 #france

bounce-3680936-772957@...
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

For generations, Jewish tradition has associated the ritual of memory
with the lighting of candles. A candle represents the past, for a
flame is only as strong as its fuel source. Yet the light emanating
from the candle also represents a focus on the future. We look to the
candle and remember those who came before us, but do so within the
context of learning >from their experiences, and permitting the values
our ancestors held most dear to illuminate and influence our lives
today.

As we observe Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, JewishGen's mission
of remembrance and preservation becomes more pronounced and urgent.
JewishGen's work is designed to change us. It is supposed to transform
us. And it should inspire us.

Our goal is for people to understand not only who their relatives
were, but how they lived. What was important in their lives? What
challenges did they face? How can their experiences influence and
illuminate our life choices today?

Among JewishGen's most important projects is the translation of Yizkor
Books (memorial books), which offer an insight into communal life
before and during the Shoah.

Take some time to explore these treasure troves of information which,
among other things, provide first-hand accounts of a Jewish communal
life and culture that in many cases no longer exists.

These accounts help us to visualize what life was like in a very
personal way, while providing us the ability to transmit a more
profound legacy for the future.

We also encourage you to explore our Holocaust Collection, which
contains more than 2.75 million records about Holocaust victims and
survivors. This week, we have added more than 30,000 records >from a
variety of sources (a more detailed announcement will be forthcoming).

As with everything on JewishGen, we offer our resources at no charge.

To search the Yizkor Book collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html

To search the Holocaust Collection, please click here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

Thank you for your continued support of our important work.

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org