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Re: Location of Kovno Gubernia #general

Judith Singer
 

Hello -- it is easy to find a map of Kovno Guvernia, for example on
JewishGen at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/LithuaniaRegions.htm ,
but it doesn't seem >from the rest of your question that the map will
be very helpful. That map includes only the few largest shtetls.

JewishGen's shtetl map at
kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vabalninkas/Shtetl_Map_files/widget0_markup.html
might be more useful, but even that does not contain all the dorfs
(villages that contained only a few Jewish families, too small to be
shtetls), and again, I'm not sure that will provide what you are
looking for.

There is no map of all the cemeteries in Kovno Gubernia and many
(probably most) of the ones that once existed are no longer there. The
Maceva site at www.litvak-cemetery.info/ estimates that in pre-war
Lithuania there were between 200 - 240 Jewish cemeteries. Some have
simply fallen to the ravages of age with no one to care for the
gravestones. In some cases, buildings were erected on top of old
cemetery sites. Most disturbingly, in several cases, gravestones were
taken >from cemeteries and used as paving blocks or building materials.

Some localities have begun efforts to reclaim gravestones and
refurbish Jewish cemeteries. However, the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry on JewishGen includes listings for only 6,044 burials
in 35 cemeteries in Kovno Gubernia. Since the Jewish population of
Kovno Gubernia in 1897 was 212,666, you can see that hundreds of
thousands of graves have been lost or destroyed. Searching for
cemeteries is not likely to be the best method for finding information.

If you write again with more specific information, there are probably
people in this group who can offer more helpful suggestions.

Good luck - Judith Singer

From: Carol Karp <bckay1@...>

I'm trying to find a grave in Lithuania and wanted to know where Kovno gubernia
would be located so that I could find a cemetery in the appropriate area. I have
no information other than Kovno Gubernia and do not know the Shetel the family
lived in.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Location of Kovno Gubernia #general

Judith Singer
 

Hello -- it is easy to find a map of Kovno Guvernia, for example on
JewishGen at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/LithuaniaRegions.htm ,
but it doesn't seem >from the rest of your question that the map will
be very helpful. That map includes only the few largest shtetls.

JewishGen's shtetl map at
kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vabalninkas/Shtetl_Map_files/widget0_markup.html
might be more useful, but even that does not contain all the dorfs
(villages that contained only a few Jewish families, too small to be
shtetls), and again, I'm not sure that will provide what you are
looking for.

There is no map of all the cemeteries in Kovno Gubernia and many
(probably most) of the ones that once existed are no longer there. The
Maceva site at www.litvak-cemetery.info/ estimates that in pre-war
Lithuania there were between 200 - 240 Jewish cemeteries. Some have
simply fallen to the ravages of age with no one to care for the
gravestones. In some cases, buildings were erected on top of old
cemetery sites. Most disturbingly, in several cases, gravestones were
taken >from cemeteries and used as paving blocks or building materials.

Some localities have begun efforts to reclaim gravestones and
refurbish Jewish cemeteries. However, the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry on JewishGen includes listings for only 6,044 burials
in 35 cemeteries in Kovno Gubernia. Since the Jewish population of
Kovno Gubernia in 1897 was 212,666, you can see that hundreds of
thousands of graves have been lost or destroyed. Searching for
cemeteries is not likely to be the best method for finding information.

If you write again with more specific information, there are probably
people in this group who can offer more helpful suggestions.

Good luck - Judith Singer

From: Carol Karp <bckay1@...>

I'm trying to find a grave in Lithuania and wanted to know where Kovno gubernia
would be located so that I could find a cemetery in the appropriate area. I have
no information other than Kovno Gubernia and do not know the Shetel the family
lived in.


Yizkor Book Project, January 2019 #france

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I am continually touched and heartened by the number of people
dedicating their time to advance the Yizkor Book Project. As an
example, I recently received a number of messages >from people
interested in taking on the coordination of some of our
"coordinator-less" Yizkor Book projects, to help move them forward. If
you would like to know more about the coordination of a particular
Yizkor book, please feel free to contact me and I will explain what is
involved,

Last month saw several more projects being completed online and they were:

- "Memories >from Nowy-Dwor" relating to the community of Nowy Dwor
Mazowiecki, Poland which was ably coordinated by Debra Michlewitz.
- "We Want To Live" which is a book describing the arduous journey of
Jewish martyrs across Europe during World War Two. It was kindly
donated to us by the author's son - Joshua Rassen.

On a further welcome note, once again, the Yizkor Books in Print
Project have published another book: "Memorial Book of the Community
of Chorzel" on the community of Chorzele, Poland. The remarkable work
of the YBIP Project team continues ever onward, month by month.

I am also pleased to note that Meir Gover has generously allowed us
access to a 520 page Yizkor book he has prepared on the communities of
Dlugosiodlo and Poreba Koceby. We have added links in the listings of
these communities and, hence this book, in our Translations Index.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during
January:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Gaveikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland
- Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195.html

- Girkalnis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_039.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195a.html

- Griskabudis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_052.html

- Kaltinenai, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1217.html

- Nagartava, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/jew267.html

- Zabrezh'ye, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331.html

- Zabludow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331a.html

And we have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Lithuania (Lite) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_dwor1/nowy_dwor1.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- We want to live www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


French SIG #France Yizkor Book Project, January 2019 #france

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I am continually touched and heartened by the number of people
dedicating their time to advance the Yizkor Book Project. As an
example, I recently received a number of messages >from people
interested in taking on the coordination of some of our
"coordinator-less" Yizkor Book projects, to help move them forward. If
you would like to know more about the coordination of a particular
Yizkor book, please feel free to contact me and I will explain what is
involved,

Last month saw several more projects being completed online and they were:

- "Memories >from Nowy-Dwor" relating to the community of Nowy Dwor
Mazowiecki, Poland which was ably coordinated by Debra Michlewitz.
- "We Want To Live" which is a book describing the arduous journey of
Jewish martyrs across Europe during World War Two. It was kindly
donated to us by the author's son - Joshua Rassen.

On a further welcome note, once again, the Yizkor Books in Print
Project have published another book: "Memorial Book of the Community
of Chorzel" on the community of Chorzele, Poland. The remarkable work
of the YBIP Project team continues ever onward, month by month.

I am also pleased to note that Meir Gover has generously allowed us
access to a 520 page Yizkor book he has prepared on the communities of
Dlugosiodlo and Poreba Koceby. We have added links in the listings of
these communities and, hence this book, in our Translations Index.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during
January:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Gaveikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland
- Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195.html

- Girkalnis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_039.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00195a.html

- Griskabudis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_052.html

- Kaltinenai, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1217.html

- Nagartava, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/jew267.html

- Zabrezh'ye, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331.html

- Zabludow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00331a.html

And we have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Lithuania (Lite) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_dwor1/nowy_dwor1.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish
community) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- We want to live www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


JGSPBCI Florida February Meeting Notice #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Palm Beach County, Florida
February Membership Meeting Notice
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:30 PM-3 PM
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida

Guests are always welcome. There is a $5.00 Guest Fee for non-members, which
may be applied to the membership fee, if a guest decides to join JGSPBCI.

Agenda:
12:30 PM - 1PM: Brick Wall session, with member experts Phyllis Kramer, Mona
Morris and Mark Jacobson - who will accept your questions >from the floor
1PM - Brief business meeting

PROGRAM: Guest Speaker Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker's Ambassador of the
software company, Software MacKiev, which adopted Family Tree Maker, the popular
software used by researchers of their family history. Mark will bring us up to
date on "Upgrades, Tips 'n Tricks", discussing Family Sync, Photo Darkroom,
Family Search Integration, Color Coding, Saved Filter Lists, in addition to Sync
Weather Report, Family Tree Maker 2017, and other facets of working with Family
Tree Maker.

Please see our website for additional information
http://www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

submitted by Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL


JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Assisted Research Afternoon - February 10, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)
will meet Sunday , February 10 >from 1:00-5:00 PM at the Los Angeles FamilySearch
Library. The place has not moved but the maps now have a different address:
1631 E Temple Way, West Los Angeles The "old" address is: 10741 Santa Monica
Blvd. West Los Angeles (on grounds of the LDS Temple). Only current (2019) dues
paid members may attend. Anyone may renew/join at the door. Membership is $25.00
for a single and $30.00 for a family of two residing in the same household. This
annual event is one of our members-only privileges.

There will be a sign on the door or window next to the first floor entry door
that the LAFS Library is closed for a private group. We are that private group.
This is because it's our exclusive afternoon and others will not be permitted to
enter. The door will not be locked, just come in and go downstairs (elevator or
stairs) as you normally would

No Comfort Animals

We have been requested by the Los Angeles Family Search Library director to
remind everyone that comfort animals are not permitted and if you show up with
one you will not be permitted to enter the Library. We are guests of the LA
FamilySearch Library and therefore, we follow their rules. In the many years
that JGSCV has been doing this annual research afternoon, we never had anyone
bring an animal so I don't expect this to happen this time,

Warren Blatt- Taking Advantage of JewishGen Techniques
Warren Blatt, managing director of JewishGen and a JGSCV board member will be
giving a presentation on how to best take advantage of the JewishGen attributes.
Warren will begin his presentation at 1:30 PM

Translation Services: Hebrew, Polish, Russian and Yiddish
For the first time JGSCV will be offering translation services during the
assisted research afternoon. We will have translators for: Hebrew (headstones
and short documents); Polish (records); Russian and Yiddish! At the JGSCV board
meeting held earlier this week we developed a policy for this so that all JGSCV
members have an equal opportunity to take advantage of this first time feature:

JGSCV members interested in availing themselves of any and all translation
services made available by the LAFSL during JGSCV's exclusive research afternoon
on February 10th may access those services by legibly placing their name on the
appropriate Sign-In sheet for their language of interest at the Welcome Table
before entering the library at the lower level. JGSCV members will be
accommodated in order of their "sign-in" for a single session consisting of a
maximum of 30 minutes or 5 documents, whichever comes first. Members may
continue with another single session if there is no member wishing to engage the
translator following a concluded session or later in the day if there are open
time slots.

In order to best manage the time translators and the opportunity for the members
all JGSCV members are being asked in advance to let me (president@...) know
if they plan to avail themselves of any translation services. Sign-in is still
required at the door. We open at 1:00 p.m. No one will be permitted to enter
before 1:00 PM. The Yiddish translator will only be there >from 3:00-5:00pm. The
other translators will be available starting when we open.

Handout to Help You Prepare
A handout on how to prepare for the research afternoon is available on the JGSCV
website: www.jgscv.org go to meetings - next meeting and click on the link for
this helpful outline. This is also in the February JGSCV newsletter which can
also be accessed on the website.

Remember to bring some small bills and coins in case you wish to make copies
of anything off the computers, books, journals or microfilms. The FS Library
will have very limited cash on hand to make change.

Changes on FamilySearch.org
Due to changes at FamilySearch, many previously accessed records >from your home
computer may now only be accessed at one of the FamilySearch libraries. This is
due to FamilySearch implementing contract reviews that impacted access to some
of the record contracts. These restrictions will be ongoing and could impact
further records. They have to renegotiate all of their microfilming contracts
to obtain digital access. Users will likely see further images moved to the
FamilySearch Centers restriction status. This is another excellent reason to
attend our once yearly exclusive assisted research afternoon.

Directions:
The LAFHL is located at: 1631 E Temple Way, West Los Angeles/ 10741 Santa Monica
Blvd/ in Los Angeles on the grounds of the LDS (Mormon) Temple. >from the 405
freeway get off at Santa Monica Blvd. and go east to Manning Ave. Turn north on
Manning Ave, make the first left into the LDS Temple compound, proceed right
until reaching the Visitor's Center then, park along the fence. The entrance to
the LAFSL is on the right (east) side of the Visitor's Center. The library is
on the lower floor of the FHL-there are stairs and an elevator >from the first
floor.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information please see the JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSPBCI Florida February Meeting Notice #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society Palm Beach County, Florida
February Membership Meeting Notice
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
12:30 PM-3 PM
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida

Guests are always welcome. There is a $5.00 Guest Fee for non-members, which
may be applied to the membership fee, if a guest decides to join JGSPBCI.

Agenda:
12:30 PM - 1PM: Brick Wall session, with member experts Phyllis Kramer, Mona
Morris and Mark Jacobson - who will accept your questions >from the floor
1PM - Brief business meeting

PROGRAM: Guest Speaker Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker's Ambassador of the
software company, Software MacKiev, which adopted Family Tree Maker, the popular
software used by researchers of their family history. Mark will bring us up to
date on "Upgrades, Tips 'n Tricks", discussing Family Sync, Photo Darkroom,
Family Search Integration, Color Coding, Saved Filter Lists, in addition to Sync
Weather Report, Family Tree Maker 2017, and other facets of working with Family
Tree Maker.

Please see our website for additional information
http://www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

submitted by Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Assisted Research Afternoon - February 10, 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)
will meet Sunday , February 10 >from 1:00-5:00 PM at the Los Angeles FamilySearch
Library. The place has not moved but the maps now have a different address:
1631 E Temple Way, West Los Angeles The "old" address is: 10741 Santa Monica
Blvd. West Los Angeles (on grounds of the LDS Temple). Only current (2019) dues
paid members may attend. Anyone may renew/join at the door. Membership is $25.00
for a single and $30.00 for a family of two residing in the same household. This
annual event is one of our members-only privileges.

There will be a sign on the door or window next to the first floor entry door
that the LAFS Library is closed for a private group. We are that private group.
This is because it's our exclusive afternoon and others will not be permitted to
enter. The door will not be locked, just come in and go downstairs (elevator or
stairs) as you normally would

No Comfort Animals

We have been requested by the Los Angeles Family Search Library director to
remind everyone that comfort animals are not permitted and if you show up with
one you will not be permitted to enter the Library. We are guests of the LA
FamilySearch Library and therefore, we follow their rules. In the many years
that JGSCV has been doing this annual research afternoon, we never had anyone
bring an animal so I don't expect this to happen this time,

Warren Blatt- Taking Advantage of JewishGen Techniques
Warren Blatt, managing director of JewishGen and a JGSCV board member will be
giving a presentation on how to best take advantage of the JewishGen attributes.
Warren will begin his presentation at 1:30 PM

Translation Services: Hebrew, Polish, Russian and Yiddish
For the first time JGSCV will be offering translation services during the
assisted research afternoon. We will have translators for: Hebrew (headstones
and short documents); Polish (records); Russian and Yiddish! At the JGSCV board
meeting held earlier this week we developed a policy for this so that all JGSCV
members have an equal opportunity to take advantage of this first time feature:

JGSCV members interested in availing themselves of any and all translation
services made available by the LAFSL during JGSCV's exclusive research afternoon
on February 10th may access those services by legibly placing their name on the
appropriate Sign-In sheet for their language of interest at the Welcome Table
before entering the library at the lower level. JGSCV members will be
accommodated in order of their "sign-in" for a single session consisting of a
maximum of 30 minutes or 5 documents, whichever comes first. Members may
continue with another single session if there is no member wishing to engage the
translator following a concluded session or later in the day if there are open
time slots.

In order to best manage the time translators and the opportunity for the members
all JGSCV members are being asked in advance to let me (president@...) know
if they plan to avail themselves of any translation services. Sign-in is still
required at the door. We open at 1:00 p.m. No one will be permitted to enter
before 1:00 PM. The Yiddish translator will only be there >from 3:00-5:00pm. The
other translators will be available starting when we open.

Handout to Help You Prepare
A handout on how to prepare for the research afternoon is available on the JGSCV
website: www.jgscv.org go to meetings - next meeting and click on the link for
this helpful outline. This is also in the February JGSCV newsletter which can
also be accessed on the website.

Remember to bring some small bills and coins in case you wish to make copies
of anything off the computers, books, journals or microfilms. The FS Library
will have very limited cash on hand to make change.

Changes on FamilySearch.org
Due to changes at FamilySearch, many previously accessed records >from your home
computer may now only be accessed at one of the FamilySearch libraries. This is
due to FamilySearch implementing contract reviews that impacted access to some
of the record contracts. These restrictions will be ongoing and could impact
further records. They have to renegotiate all of their microfilming contracts
to obtain digital access. Users will likely see further images moved to the
FamilySearch Centers restriction status. This is another excellent reason to
attend our once yearly exclusive assisted research afternoon.

Directions:
The LAFHL is located at: 1631 E Temple Way, West Los Angeles/ 10741 Santa Monica
Blvd/ in Los Angeles on the grounds of the LDS (Mormon) Temple. >from the 405
freeway get off at Santa Monica Blvd. and go east to Manning Ave. Turn north on
Manning Ave, make the first left into the LDS Temple compound, proceed right
until reaching the Visitor's Center then, park along the fence. The entrance to
the LAFSL is on the right (east) side of the Visitor's Center. The library is
on the lower floor of the FHL-there are stairs and an elevator >from the first
floor.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

For more information please see the JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Zahn family in Lawrence, NY #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Lisa and the late Levi
Yitzchak Zahn and their four children. Levi Yitzchak's mother Chaya
was a daughter of Rabbi MOshe Brailofsky and his wife Rivka Malka,
descendants of the Landman and Weisblum rabbinical families

Neil Rosenstein

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Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Zahn family in Lawrence, NY #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Lisa and the late Levi
Yitzchak Zahn and their four children. Levi Yitzchak's mother Chaya
was a daughter of Rabbi MOshe Brailofsky and his wife Rivka Malka,
descendants of the Landman and Weisblum rabbinical families

Neil Rosenstein

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Looking for a Volunteer to Typing Up a Polish Handwritten-(Clear) History of Jews In Stawiski During World War ll #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

When I was in Poland last August, I met an older woman in Stawiski, one of
my ancestral towns. She hand-wrote down, in Polish, her memories of what
happened to the Jews of the town and mailed them to me. I am looking for
someone who can type up about 10,000 word document (about 200-225 words per
page - 49 pages) so that we can then translate it and put it on JRI -Poland.
As there are no records for Stawiski this may be the only history we can get
of the people in the town.

Please contact me if you are willing to volunteer and type up in Polish this
document. She sent her handwritten pages to me and I have made it into a
pdf. If more than one person is willing to volunteer I can divide it up
into 2 halves?

Thank you

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

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JRI Poland #Poland Looking for a Volunteer to Typing Up a Polish Handwritten-(Clear) History of Jews In Stawiski During World War ll #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

When I was in Poland last August, I met an older woman in Stawiski, one of
my ancestral towns. She hand-wrote down, in Polish, her memories of what
happened to the Jews of the town and mailed them to me. I am looking for
someone who can type up about 10,000 word document (about 200-225 words per
page - 49 pages) so that we can then translate it and put it on JRI -Poland.
As there are no records for Stawiski this may be the only history we can get
of the people in the town.

Please contact me if you are willing to volunteer and type up in Polish this
document. She sent her handwritten pages to me and I have made it into a
pdf. If more than one person is willing to volunteer I can divide it up
into 2 halves?

Thank you

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

SEARCHING:
FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland
SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland
GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland ELION, Suwalki Lithuania
KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and
Zakroczym Poland
REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,
Slovakia (formerly Hungary)
MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

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Re: Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

Raphael Thurm
 

Shalom,

I need help translating the following record I posted on ViewMate.

Birth record (in Russian) of Mordechai Yosef Torem in 1869, Komarow.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=70444

I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide.

Thanks in advance,
Raphael Thurm

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JRI Poland #Poland re: Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #poland

Raphael Thurm
 

Shalom,

I need help translating the following record I posted on ViewMate.

Birth record (in Russian) of Mordechai Yosef Torem in 1869, Komarow.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=70444

I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide.

Thanks in advance,
Raphael Thurm

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

Raphael Thurm
 

Shalom,

I need help translating the following record I posted on ViewMate.

Birth record (in Russian) of Mordechai Yosef TOREM in 1869, Komarow.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=70444

I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide.

Thanks in advance,
Raphael Thurm

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or email directly to Raphael.


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

Raphael Thurm
 

Shalom,

I need help translating the following record I posted on ViewMate.

Birth record (in Russian) of Mordechai Yosef TOREM in 1869, Komarow.
https://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=70444

I would be very grateful for any help anyone can provide.

Thanks in advance,
Raphael Thurm

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or email directly to Raphael.


Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of January 2019 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of January 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website:

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
- Upgraded the inventory of all cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova. See the list
from the cemetery section at the website or directly here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201901-January.htm

- Completed photographing and indexing Reni Jewish Cemetery and sent to JOWBR
263 burial records with 263 images and 241 images of Unknown graves can be
viewed at Bessarabia SIG website at Reni Cemetery Report:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/reni/ReniCemeteryReport.pdf

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in June of 2019. A number of
Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Ataki,
Faleshty, Ismail, Bendery, Romanenko. See the progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsJuneOf2019January.pdf
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/WKVZPG ]

Holocaust. Addition:
- Serghei Daniliuk presentation at the International Conference in Moscow, 2018.
Serghei Danilijuk is a local historian, researcher and photographer who worked
on numerous cemetery projects for JewishGen Bessarabia SIG. Serghei was a guest
for Bessarabia SIG at the 38th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
Warsaw, August 2018, where he made two presentations. If you have questions
about it, please email us. I would like to have a discussion about it.
Presentation:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/holocaust/PrisonerOfWarAndCrimesOftheNazis-SergheiDaniliuk.pdf
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/Hffjif ]

The audio recording >from the conference:
https://www.oprf.ru/press/conference/3806 .
Serghei's topic is >from 2 hour 39 min of the recording.

Please let us know if you have any questions, issues, suggestions for our SIG,
projects.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of January 2019 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of January 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website:

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
- Upgraded the inventory of all cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova. See the list
from the cemetery section at the website or directly here:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201901-January.htm

- Completed photographing and indexing Reni Jewish Cemetery and sent to JOWBR
263 burial records with 263 images and 241 images of Unknown graves can be
viewed at Bessarabia SIG website at Reni Cemetery Report:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/reni/ReniCemeteryReport.pdf

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
- Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in June of 2019. A number of
Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Ataki,
Faleshty, Ismail, Bendery, Romanenko. See the progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsJuneOf2019January.pdf
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/WKVZPG ]

Holocaust. Addition:
- Serghei Daniliuk presentation at the International Conference in Moscow, 2018.
Serghei Danilijuk is a local historian, researcher and photographer who worked
on numerous cemetery projects for JewishGen Bessarabia SIG. Serghei was a guest
for Bessarabia SIG at the 38th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
Warsaw, August 2018, where he made two presentations. If you have questions
about it, please email us. I would like to have a discussion about it.
Presentation:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/holocaust/PrisonerOfWarAndCrimesOftheNazis-SergheiDaniliuk.pdf
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/Hffjif ]

The audio recording >from the conference:
https://www.oprf.ru/press/conference/3806 .
Serghei's topic is >from 2 hour 39 min of the recording.

Please let us know if you have any questions, issues, suggestions for our SIG,
projects.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Re: Lagow or Lugav, Poland or Russia #general

Alan Shuchat
 

You can find towns with this name using the JewishGen Gazetteer, not the Jewish
Communities Database. This will find locations where there was no Jewish
community, although Jews may have lived there. Searching for town names
phonetically like Lugav yields several towns with similar names. The article at
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00577c.html says that a
leader of the Haskalah movement, R. Jakow Rejfman, came >from the village of
Lugow in the Radom district. This was in the part of Poland (Congress Poland)
that was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

From: Bob Kates <bobbykates135@...>:

Can anyone please help me with a city name. Have you heard of Lagow or Lugav
Poland or Russia. I have looked on various Polish maps and tried to find the
name in the JewishGen towns site with no luck.

My Grand Uncle was listed as being born in 1843 but I can't out where the town
is located.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lagow or Lugav, Poland or Russia #general

Alan Shuchat
 

You can find towns with this name using the JewishGen Gazetteer, not the Jewish
Communities Database. This will find locations where there was no Jewish
community, although Jews may have lived there. Searching for town names
phonetically like Lugav yields several towns with similar names. The article at
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00577c.html says that a
leader of the Haskalah movement, R. Jakow Rejfman, came >from the village of
Lugow in the Radom district. This was in the part of Poland (Congress Poland)
that was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

From: Bob Kates <bobbykates135@...>:

Can anyone please help me with a city name. Have you heard of Lagow or Lugav
Poland or Russia. I have looked on various Polish maps and tried to find the
name in the JewishGen towns site with no luck.

My Grand Uncle was listed as being born in 1843 but I can't out where the town
is located.