Date   

Re: Volunteer needed #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Thank you to everyone who responded to my request. I have been
inundated with offers, and the first few people who responded were
chosen. I have gotten so many replies, that it is impossible to write
to all of you directly.

Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Volunteer needed #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

Thank you to everyone who responded to my request. I have been
inundated with offers, and the first few people who responded were
chosen. I have gotten so many replies, that it is impossible to write
to all of you directly.

Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Seeking Michael ROSENFELD, Israel #general

R Jaffer
 

I am looking for Michael Rosenfeld, son of Alvin and Judy (Shepard),
who as a child in 1953 lived at *** Katamon, Jerusalem. Please
respond privately. I have letters I would like to share >from Shepard
grandparents in New York.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Exact address deleted to protect privacy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Michael ROSENFELD, Israel #general

R Jaffer
 

I am looking for Michael Rosenfeld, son of Alvin and Judy (Shepard),
who as a child in 1953 lived at *** Katamon, Jerusalem. Please
respond privately. I have letters I would like to share >from Shepard
grandparents in New York.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Exact address deleted to protect privacy.


Re: Finding Yona Halpern GROSS #general

Judi Wagner
 

Thank you so very much to the generous respondents that helped us to find the
family of Yona Halpern Gross in Israel
I have sent an email and hope to be in contact with them soon

We definitely have the most wonderful group here, and the assistance is awesome!

Judi Wagner

KISILEVSKIJ>KISSILEWSKY Nova Pryluka , BROIDE>BRODY Berdychiv
HIRSCHFELD, ZEIGER Hodod, Romania, VAYNSHTEIN>WEINSTEIN Khotyn
KLEIN Satoraljaujhely, Kis-Cigand, GROSZMAN Satoraljaujhely, Ladmovce
RECHTER Bolekhov, Dolyna Ukraine, HALPERN Bolekhov, Cisow , WAGNER Warszawa,
MILETSKY Shereshevo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Yona Halpern GROSS #general

Judi Wagner
 

Thank you so very much to the generous respondents that helped us to find the
family of Yona Halpern Gross in Israel
I have sent an email and hope to be in contact with them soon

We definitely have the most wonderful group here, and the assistance is awesome!

Judi Wagner

KISILEVSKIJ>KISSILEWSKY Nova Pryluka , BROIDE>BRODY Berdychiv
HIRSCHFELD, ZEIGER Hodod, Romania, VAYNSHTEIN>WEINSTEIN Khotyn
KLEIN Satoraljaujhely, Kis-Cigand, GROSZMAN Satoraljaujhely, Ladmovce
RECHTER Bolekhov, Dolyna Ukraine, HALPERN Bolekhov, Cisow , WAGNER Warszawa,
MILETSKY Shereshevo


(Vatican) Pope Francis Announces Vatican Archives Will Unseal the Archives of Pope Pius Xll #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Pope Pius Xll , some dubbed him "Hitler's Pope", has long been accused of
failing to condemn the Holocaust, while others , such as the late Jewish
historian, Sir Martin Gilbert defended the Pope directly saving 4,700 Jewish
lives in Rome and 477 Jews were given refuge in the Vatican. The Vatican
has long been encouraged to open the archives so the historical record could
be evaluated. Pope Francis announced on March 4, that the Vatican will
unseal the archives in March 2020, eight years ahead of schedule, saying the
Roman Catholic church was "not afraid of history".

Demand for the open access to the archives increased in 2009 after Pope Pius
was declared "venerable," the second of four stages on the way to sainthood.
Prior to current Pope Francis being elected to Pope, in a book he
co-authored with Rabbi Abraham Skorka they said " it was "reasonable" for
independent researchers to be able to read the thousands of closed-file
documents hidden away in Vatican vaults."

To read more see:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/vatican-archives-hitlers-pope/
and
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/04/vatican-to-open-archives-on-controversial-wwii-pope-pius-xii
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/7ked8i ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Vatican) Pope Francis Announces Vatican Archives Will Unseal the Archives of Pope Pius Xll #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Pope Pius Xll , some dubbed him "Hitler's Pope", has long been accused of
failing to condemn the Holocaust, while others , such as the late Jewish
historian, Sir Martin Gilbert defended the Pope directly saving 4,700 Jewish
lives in Rome and 477 Jews were given refuge in the Vatican. The Vatican
has long been encouraged to open the archives so the historical record could
be evaluated. Pope Francis announced on March 4, that the Vatican will
unseal the archives in March 2020, eight years ahead of schedule, saying the
Roman Catholic church was "not afraid of history".

Demand for the open access to the archives increased in 2009 after Pope Pius
was declared "venerable," the second of four stages on the way to sainthood.
Prior to current Pope Francis being elected to Pope, in a book he
co-authored with Rabbi Abraham Skorka they said " it was "reasonable" for
independent researchers to be able to read the thousands of closed-file
documents hidden away in Vatican vaults."

To read more see:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/vatican-archives-hitlers-pope/
and
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/04/vatican-to-open-archives-on-controversial-wwii-pope-pius-xii
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/7ked8i ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Finding Yona Halpern GROSS #general

Judi Wagner
 

I am searching for Yona Halpern Gross, she was born in about 1913 in Bolechow
(Bolekhov)

Her parents were Zvi Dov HALPERN and Chana HIRSCH, both born about 1892 in
Bolechow

She was possibly married to Jonah Gross? Maybe Meir Gross?

Yona gave many POT for our HALPERN and RECHTER families at Yad Vashem

Maybe she went to Israel

We are hoping to connect with her family and find out more about our families
from Bolechow, Cisow and Dolina
Thank you

Judi Wagner

KISILEVSKIJ>KISSILEWSKY Nova Pryluka , BROIDE>BRODY Berdychiv
HIRSCHFELD, ZEIGER Hodod, Romania, VAYNSHTEIN>WEINSTEIN Khotyn
KLEIN Satoraljaujhely, Kis-Cigand, GROSZMAN Satoraljaujhely, Ladmovce
RECHTER Bolekhov, Dolyna Ukraine, HALPERN Bolekhov, Cisow, WAGNER Warszawa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please provide contact information privately to Judi via email.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Yona Halpern GROSS #general

Judi Wagner
 

I am searching for Yona Halpern Gross, she was born in about 1913 in Bolechow
(Bolekhov)

Her parents were Zvi Dov HALPERN and Chana HIRSCH, both born about 1892 in
Bolechow

She was possibly married to Jonah Gross? Maybe Meir Gross?

Yona gave many POT for our HALPERN and RECHTER families at Yad Vashem

Maybe she went to Israel

We are hoping to connect with her family and find out more about our families
from Bolechow, Cisow and Dolina
Thank you

Judi Wagner

KISILEVSKIJ>KISSILEWSKY Nova Pryluka , BROIDE>BRODY Berdychiv
HIRSCHFELD, ZEIGER Hodod, Romania, VAYNSHTEIN>WEINSTEIN Khotyn
KLEIN Satoraljaujhely, Kis-Cigand, GROSZMAN Satoraljaujhely, Ladmovce
RECHTER Bolekhov, Dolyna Ukraine, HALPERN Bolekhov, Cisow, WAGNER Warszawa

MODERATOR NOTE: Please provide contact information privately to Judi via email.


IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings -February 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had
a time limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not
included below.

+ Apps Sharing Personal Data With Facebook Unbeknownst by Users

+ (Australia, Digital Media Advertising Growth) Australian Competition and
Consumer Commission Chairman Warns
Increased Regulation of Technology Giants; Google Gets One In Five Ad
Dollars Spent, Facebook One in Ten

+ (Canada) 1926 Prairie Provinces Census Online at Library of Canada and
FamilySearch

+ (Canada) Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Alberta and British Columbia
Jointly Issued Privacy Guidelines;
Canada's Supreme Court Rules Students Have Privacy Rights in School

+ (European Union) EU Commission Publishes Statistics on GDPR Enforcement
Activities

+ (European Union; US-CA) Negotiators Reached Tentative Agreement on New
Copyright Laws; California Governor
Proposes Data Dividend on Consumer Data by Companies Such as Facebook
and Google

+ (European Union-US) Proposed Copyright Directive and Paying Newspapers for
Links Being Proposed in US

+ (France) Apple to pay $571 Million USD in Back Taxes to France

+ (Germany) In Landmark Decision Competition Watchdog Tells Facebook to Stop
Combining User Information
Across Its Platforms

+ (Germany) Post Offices Will Convert Letters and Postcards Into Email

+ (India) Delhi's Archives and Records Dating to 1803 Go Online

+ (Italy) Supreme Court of Cassation Rules Adoptee May Know Biological
Siblings as Well as Birth Parents--Siblings
Must be Consulted and Consent to Disclosure

+ (New Zealand) New Zealand Plans to Tax Multinationals- Amazon, Google and
Facebook

+ (UK) Family Search Closing Centre at National Archives

+ (US) Bi Partisan Bill Introduced in Congress to Make PACER Free

+ (US) Census Bureau Posts In Federal Register Request to OMB For Gathering
Information On Potential Impact of
Citizenship Question in 2020 US Census

+ (US) District Federal Court (DC) Declines to Block US Citizenship Question
on 2020 Census

+ (US) FCC in Federal Court Over Net Neutrality

+ (US) Government Accountability Office Recommends Congress Develop
Comprehensive Internet Privacy
Legislation

+ (US) Judge Quashed Bid to Make Facebook Encryption Documents Public

+ (US) New US Census Director Sworn In

+ (US) Public Health Accreditation Board Launches New Accreditation Program
for Vital Records and Health Statistics
DOH

+ (US) Supreme Court Will Hear US Census 2020 Question on Citizenship

+ (US) USCIS Notice in Federal Register RE: Genealogy Index Search Request
and Genealogy Records Request : For
Submitting Comments by March 18, 2019

+ **Correction re**: (US) USCIS Notice in Federal Register Re: Genealogy Index
Search Request and Genealogy
Records Request : For Submitting Comments by March 18, 2019

+ (US-AZ) Proposed Legislation for Statewide DNA Database

+ (US-CA) Bill Introduced to Amend California Privacy Law to Add Passport
Numbers and Biometric Information in
Definition of Personal Information

+ (US-CA) California Consumer Privacy Act Pre Rulemaking Forums And
Submission of Comments

+ (US-DC) District of Columbia Council Enacts 2011 Model Vital Records Act
Effective October 30, 2018

+ (US-NM) Right to be Forgotten Bill Tabled Within24 Hours of Being
Introduced

+ (US-OH) HB 139 Open Records Bill Signed Into Law Becomes Effective April 7


+ (US-WA) Committee Makes Some Amendments to Vital Records Bill and Passes
it Out of Committee

+ (US-WA) HB 1550 Hearing Postponed; Open Records Bill Round Two

+ (US-WA) HB 1799 Short Form Death Certificate Hearing February 20, 2019

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings -February 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had
a time limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not
included below.

+ Apps Sharing Personal Data With Facebook Unbeknownst by Users

+ (Australia, Digital Media Advertising Growth) Australian Competition and
Consumer Commission Chairman Warns
Increased Regulation of Technology Giants; Google Gets One In Five Ad
Dollars Spent, Facebook One in Ten

+ (Canada) 1926 Prairie Provinces Census Online at Library of Canada and
FamilySearch

+ (Canada) Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Alberta and British Columbia
Jointly Issued Privacy Guidelines;
Canada's Supreme Court Rules Students Have Privacy Rights in School

+ (European Union) EU Commission Publishes Statistics on GDPR Enforcement
Activities

+ (European Union; US-CA) Negotiators Reached Tentative Agreement on New
Copyright Laws; California Governor
Proposes Data Dividend on Consumer Data by Companies Such as Facebook
and Google

+ (European Union-US) Proposed Copyright Directive and Paying Newspapers for
Links Being Proposed in US

+ (France) Apple to pay $571 Million USD in Back Taxes to France

+ (Germany) In Landmark Decision Competition Watchdog Tells Facebook to Stop
Combining User Information
Across Its Platforms

+ (Germany) Post Offices Will Convert Letters and Postcards Into Email

+ (India) Delhi's Archives and Records Dating to 1803 Go Online

+ (Italy) Supreme Court of Cassation Rules Adoptee May Know Biological
Siblings as Well as Birth Parents--Siblings
Must be Consulted and Consent to Disclosure

+ (New Zealand) New Zealand Plans to Tax Multinationals- Amazon, Google and
Facebook

+ (UK) Family Search Closing Centre at National Archives

+ (US) Bi Partisan Bill Introduced in Congress to Make PACER Free

+ (US) Census Bureau Posts In Federal Register Request to OMB For Gathering
Information On Potential Impact of
Citizenship Question in 2020 US Census

+ (US) District Federal Court (DC) Declines to Block US Citizenship Question
on 2020 Census

+ (US) FCC in Federal Court Over Net Neutrality

+ (US) Government Accountability Office Recommends Congress Develop
Comprehensive Internet Privacy
Legislation

+ (US) Judge Quashed Bid to Make Facebook Encryption Documents Public

+ (US) New US Census Director Sworn In

+ (US) Public Health Accreditation Board Launches New Accreditation Program
for Vital Records and Health Statistics
DOH

+ (US) Supreme Court Will Hear US Census 2020 Question on Citizenship

+ (US) USCIS Notice in Federal Register RE: Genealogy Index Search Request
and Genealogy Records Request : For
Submitting Comments by March 18, 2019

+ **Correction re**: (US) USCIS Notice in Federal Register Re: Genealogy Index
Search Request and Genealogy
Records Request : For Submitting Comments by March 18, 2019

+ (US-AZ) Proposed Legislation for Statewide DNA Database

+ (US-CA) Bill Introduced to Amend California Privacy Law to Add Passport
Numbers and Biometric Information in
Definition of Personal Information

+ (US-CA) California Consumer Privacy Act Pre Rulemaking Forums And
Submission of Comments

+ (US-DC) District of Columbia Council Enacts 2011 Model Vital Records Act
Effective October 30, 2018

+ (US-NM) Right to be Forgotten Bill Tabled Within24 Hours of Being
Introduced

+ (US-OH) HB 139 Open Records Bill Signed Into Law Becomes Effective April 7


+ (US-WA) Committee Makes Some Amendments to Vital Records Bill and Passes
it Out of Committee

+ (US-WA) HB 1550 Hearing Postponed; Open Records Bill Round Two

+ (US-WA) HB 1799 Short Form Death Certificate Hearing February 20, 2019

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Polish Tour Guides #general

Phillip Simons
 

I am planning a trip to Poland for this summer and am looking for
recommendations for tour guides that could take me to my ancestral
towns. They should speak English and have some knowledge of Polish
Jewish history. Thanks.

Phillip Simons
Skokie, Il USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations.
Also, for guides/researchers recommended previously by JewishGen participants,
remember to look at: https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Tour Guides #general

Phillip Simons
 

I am planning a trip to Poland for this summer and am looking for
recommendations for tour guides that could take me to my ancestral
towns. They should speak English and have some knowledge of Polish
Jewish history. Thanks.

Phillip Simons
Skokie, Il USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with recommendations.
Also, for guides/researchers recommended previously by JewishGen participants,
remember to look at: https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Researchers.htm


ViewMate translation request - Russian VM72107 #general

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,

I've posted a birth record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72107

I am most interested in the name of the town the father is from?
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Barry Chernick


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian VM72107 #general

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,

I've posted a birth record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72107

I am most interested in the name of the town the father is from?
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Barry Chernick


ViewMate translation request - Russian VM72108 #general

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,

I've posted a birth record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72108

I am most interested in the name of the town the father is from?
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian VM72108 #general

Barry E Chernick
 

Hi,

I've posted a birth record in Russian for which I need a translation. It
is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72108

I am most interested in the name of the town the father is from?
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Barry Chernick


Guide for Lodz Cemetery #lodz #poland

nicki <gould156@...>
 

I will be traveling to Lodz in May and I am looking for a
knowledgeable guide for the new Lodz Jewish cemetery.

I am trying to find where my grandparents are buried in the cemetery.
They both died in the Lodz ghetto in 1942. My grandfather is not
listed at the cemetery web site http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org
There is one woman listed with the same name as my grandmother. There
is no information as to date of birth, death to confirm this is my
grandmother.

I understand the long-standing former caretakers and guides were
released >from their duties not too long ago. I did contact Agnieszka
and Krzystof several ways - directly and through researchers in
Poland. Agnieszka and Krzystof never responded so I can assume they
are no longer researching and guiding.

I know there are many burial cards and burial registers that have not
been indexed, scanned and/or recorded and therefore not on the web
site http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org. Unfortunately these records
are languishing and deteriorating and all this priceless information
will be lost.

I contacted the Lodz Kehila, Borys Weininger and the Foundation
Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense. I have not received a reply
to these emails

I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions regarding a knowledgeable
guide. Please contact me privately.

Nicki Chodnoff
central Ohio area
searching for: ROZENTAL >from Dabie, Kolo and Lodz, Poland;
ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie and Poddebice, Poland;
PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow, Poland.
PODCHLEBNIK >from Dabie and Poddebice, Poland


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Guide for Lodz Cemetery #lodz #poland

nicki <gould156@...>
 

I will be traveling to Lodz in May and I am looking for a
knowledgeable guide for the new Lodz Jewish cemetery.

I am trying to find where my grandparents are buried in the cemetery.
They both died in the Lodz ghetto in 1942. My grandfather is not
listed at the cemetery web site http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org
There is one woman listed with the same name as my grandmother. There
is no information as to date of birth, death to confirm this is my
grandmother.

I understand the long-standing former caretakers and guides were
released >from their duties not too long ago. I did contact Agnieszka
and Krzystof several ways - directly and through researchers in
Poland. Agnieszka and Krzystof never responded so I can assume they
are no longer researching and guiding.

I know there are many burial cards and burial registers that have not
been indexed, scanned and/or recorded and therefore not on the web
site http://www.jewishlodzcemetery.org. Unfortunately these records
are languishing and deteriorating and all this priceless information
will be lost.

I contacted the Lodz Kehila, Borys Weininger and the Foundation
Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense. I have not received a reply
to these emails

I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions regarding a knowledgeable
guide. Please contact me privately.

Nicki Chodnoff
central Ohio area
searching for: ROZENTAL >from Dabie, Kolo and Lodz, Poland;
ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie and Poddebice, Poland;
PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow, Poland.
PODCHLEBNIK >from Dabie and Poddebice, Poland