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Cook County Vital Records - Steve Morse One-Step #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has created a One-Step search for the Cook County, Illinois,
genealogical vital records that are online at
< http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com >.
In Illinois, genealogical vital records are defined as birth certificates that
are seventy-five years old or older (before today's date in 1933); marriage
certificates that are fifty years old or older (before today's date in 1958);
and death certificates that are twenty years old or older (before today's date
in 1988). An explanation of which records may or may not be included is at
< http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/MoreInfo.aspx >.
Free registration is required to search.

At < http://www.stevemorse.org >, place the cursor over "Vital Records" on the
upper left side of the page and click on "Chicago Vital Records." Steve's
One-Step eliminates the need to compute the Soundex code and also makes it easy
to find the name of a spouse.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cook County Vital Records - Steve Morse One-Step #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Steve Morse has created a One-Step search for the Cook County, Illinois,
genealogical vital records that are online at
< http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com >.
In Illinois, genealogical vital records are defined as birth certificates that
are seventy-five years old or older (before today's date in 1933); marriage
certificates that are fifty years old or older (before today's date in 1958);
and death certificates that are twenty years old or older (before today's date
in 1988). An explanation of which records may or may not be included is at
< http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/MoreInfo.aspx >.
Free registration is required to search.

At < http://www.stevemorse.org >, place the cursor over "Vital Records" on the
upper left side of the page and click on "Chicago Vital Records." Steve's
One-Step eliminates the need to compute the Soundex code and also makes it easy
to find the name of a spouse.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


Re: latvia digest: July 06, 2008 #latvia

AE Rubin <613770@...>
 

B'H


I am seeking information about the shtetl of Zilupe,
Latvia. Is there anyone that receives the Latvia SIG
that has a connection to Zilupe? I know it's just
another small shtetl, but certainly there must be
others that had family living there before the Shoah.
I have located very little information about Zilupe so
I am asking if you have any information at all, to
please write me about it. Or perhaps someone knows of
a website that I can research? Do you know of anyone
that lived in Zilupe before or during the War and
survived? Any information is tremendously appreciated.
Much Thanks, Aharon E Rubin, Chicago, IL


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: July 06, 2008 #latvia

AE Rubin <613770@...>
 

B'H


I am seeking information about the shtetl of Zilupe,
Latvia. Is there anyone that receives the Latvia SIG
that has a connection to Zilupe? I know it's just
another small shtetl, but certainly there must be
others that had family living there before the Shoah.
I have located very little information about Zilupe so
I am asking if you have any information at all, to
please write me about it. Or perhaps someone knows of
a website that I can research? Do you know of anyone
that lived in Zilupe before or during the War and
survived? Any information is tremendously appreciated.
Much Thanks, Aharon E Rubin, Chicago, IL


seeking postage stamp info #general

Miriam Eguchi <miriamj@...>
 

Any postage stamp experts out there? I am trying to find out which country
produced a particular stamp used in the 1930s, in order to figure out where
letters were coming from. The person who received the letters remembers only
that there was a head of a youth (pre-teen or young teen, not obviously a
king) on the stamps, and at the time she thought they were >from the UK, but
she's not sure why she thought that. She was a child at the time. Other
country candidates we are thinking of would be Canada, the US, or Palestine.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated.

Miriam Eguchi
miriamj@shaw.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen seeking postage stamp info #general

Miriam Eguchi <miriamj@...>
 

Any postage stamp experts out there? I am trying to find out which country
produced a particular stamp used in the 1930s, in order to figure out where
letters were coming from. The person who received the letters remembers only
that there was a head of a youth (pre-teen or young teen, not obviously a
king) on the stamps, and at the time she thought they were >from the UK, but
she's not sure why she thought that. She was a child at the time. Other
country candidates we are thinking of would be Canada, the US, or Palestine.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated.

Miriam Eguchi
miriamj@shaw.ca


Re: What's in a name KATZOFF--errors in Diaspora Museum's genealogy database #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/8/2008 3:24:29 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
_yrcdi@netvision.net.il_ (mailto:yrcdi@netvision.net.il) writes:
<< Many years ago I did see at the Goldman Museum in Tel-Aviv in the coin
operated machine on name origins that they did mention that KATZOFF was a
variant of KATZ=Cohen. As they had mentioned my brother as a "prominent
KATZOFF in Israel he quickly went to the museum to ask them to change the
article regarding KATZOFF and Cohanim>>

==The Goldman Museum, aka Diaspora Museum recently linked its genealogy
database to jewishgen and other reliable sources of information. It may be
reliable at this time.

==When originally set up in the 1980's the designers knew little about
genealogy, and many errors crept in based on "everybody knows" and, in some cases, they
were introduced to tease a friend or please a grandmother

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What's in a name KATZOFF--errors in Diaspora Museum's genealogy database #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/8/2008 3:24:29 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
_yrcdi@netvision.net.il_ (mailto:yrcdi@netvision.net.il) writes:
<< Many years ago I did see at the Goldman Museum in Tel-Aviv in the coin
operated machine on name origins that they did mention that KATZOFF was a
variant of KATZ=Cohen. As they had mentioned my brother as a "prominent
KATZOFF in Israel he quickly went to the museum to ask them to change the
article regarding KATZOFF and Cohanim>>

==The Goldman Museum, aka Diaspora Museum recently linked its genealogy
database to jewishgen and other reliable sources of information. It may be
reliable at this time.

==When originally set up in the 1980's the designers knew little about
genealogy, and many errors crept in based on "everybody knows" and, in some cases, they
were introduced to tease a friend or please a grandmother

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: LENCZNER, Herszko, Sokolow, POLAND/USA #general

Michael McTeer
 

A mini update. I received an email addressed to an old email address >from a
person saying he was the son of Herszko. The mail was received late and the
person has not since responded. He saw the posting at
newsgroups.derkeiler.com. Apparently Herszko ended up in Argentina but I do
not know the details (before, during, after the war). The son did state the
name of the brother in the US as Joseph but not his location.

I did find on the Argentina web site a burial for a Herszko in 1979:

LENCZNER Herszko
Sexo:
Fecha de Nacimiento:
Fecha de Fallecimiento: 09/06/1979
Cementerio: TABLADA

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
mcteer@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: the newsgroup newsgroups.derkeiler.com may be easier accessed
through Google than a web address.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael McTeer" <mcteer@gmail.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: LENCZNER, Herszko, Sokolow, POLAND/USA


I have received a two page document >from the US National Archives.

First is a "summary" translation of a 29 Mar 1937 letter >from Herszko
LENCZNER, Ul. Siedlecka ##, Sokolow-Poklaski, Poland, addressed to President
ROOSEVELT. He pleads for entry into the US where he has a bother who has
already provided him a transportation ticket. Herszko is married with two
children. There is a cover memo with no attribution (US agency) of 1 Jun
1937 directing the American Consular in Warsaw to "make appropriate
acknowledgment..."

Unfortunately no other names (brother, wife, children) are mentioned. And
there is no telling how long the original letter was (or where it went), nor
any indication of this Herszko's age or where in the US his brother was.
1937 with a wife and two children he could have been born in the 1910's or
earlier.

I gather Sokolow is:
Sokolów Podlaski, Poland
52°25' 22°15'
87 km ENE of Warszawa
Sokolów Podlaski [Pol], Sokolov [Yid], Sokolów Sokolów
Poland Sokolów
Sokolów
Lublin
Poland Sokolów
Sokolów
Siedlce
Russian Empire

If this is yours or you know of him please contact me privately. I know I am
curious as to what happened to Herszko and family. I did not see any
immediate POT for him at Yad Vashem.

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
mcteer@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LENCZNER, Herszko, Sokolow, POLAND/USA #general

Michael McTeer
 

A mini update. I received an email addressed to an old email address >from a
person saying he was the son of Herszko. The mail was received late and the
person has not since responded. He saw the posting at
newsgroups.derkeiler.com. Apparently Herszko ended up in Argentina but I do
not know the details (before, during, after the war). The son did state the
name of the brother in the US as Joseph but not his location.

I did find on the Argentina web site a burial for a Herszko in 1979:

LENCZNER Herszko
Sexo:
Fecha de Nacimiento:
Fecha de Fallecimiento: 09/06/1979
Cementerio: TABLADA

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
mcteer@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: the newsgroup newsgroups.derkeiler.com may be easier accessed
through Google than a web address.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael McTeer" <mcteer@gmail.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: LENCZNER, Herszko, Sokolow, POLAND/USA


I have received a two page document >from the US National Archives.

First is a "summary" translation of a 29 Mar 1937 letter >from Herszko
LENCZNER, Ul. Siedlecka ##, Sokolow-Poklaski, Poland, addressed to President
ROOSEVELT. He pleads for entry into the US where he has a bother who has
already provided him a transportation ticket. Herszko is married with two
children. There is a cover memo with no attribution (US agency) of 1 Jun
1937 directing the American Consular in Warsaw to "make appropriate
acknowledgment..."

Unfortunately no other names (brother, wife, children) are mentioned. And
there is no telling how long the original letter was (or where it went), nor
any indication of this Herszko's age or where in the US his brother was.
1937 with a wife and two children he could have been born in the 1910's or
earlier.

I gather Sokolow is:
Sokolów Podlaski, Poland
52°25' 22°15'
87 km ENE of Warszawa
Sokolów Podlaski [Pol], Sokolov [Yid], Sokolów Sokolów
Poland Sokolów
Sokolów
Lublin
Poland Sokolów
Sokolów
Siedlce
Russian Empire

If this is yours or you know of him please contact me privately. I know I am
curious as to what happened to Herszko and family. I did not see any
immediate POT for him at Yad Vashem.

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
mcteer@gmail.com


LIEBERMAN, Jankiel (1871- ?), Zarki, Sosnowiec, POLAND - Red Cross Trace #general

Michael McTeer
 

I am preparing Red Cross Traces for the family of Jacob Jankiel LIEBERMAN
(28 Nov 1871 - ?), s/o of Mosiek Mordka and Rywka Ryfka (KUPERSZMYL). Jacob
was the first husband of my great grandmother with whom she had one child,
Brucha/Bertha, b. 24 Mar 1899/1901. Bertha immigrated to the US marrying
Louis BLUMENFELD and lived the rest of her life in St. Louis, MO.

As reported earlier, there is a 4 Oct 1939 letter >from Louis BLUMENFELD to
the US Department of State requesting assistance in learning the status of
his LIEBERMAN 'in-laws' in Poland as he had not heard >from them "for about a
month prior to the beginning of the war...." He listed the individuals as:

Father-in-law Jankiel LIEBERMAN
Brother Max LIEBERMAN
Mother Mrs. Jankiel LIEBERMAN

Their address was given as Pilsudskiego #**, Sosnowiec, Poland.

Bertha (LIEBERMAN) BLUMENFELD's 'mother', Liba (LENCZNER) had long since
remarried with other children and last immigrated to the US in 1932 where
she was living in 1939 (in the Los Angeles area). So Mrs. Jankiel would
appear to be a subsequent spouse and Max probably a half brother.

Additionally Jankiel, Liba, and Bertha are included in the Zarki "Books of
Residents" household 816 (per the jewishgen.org website). Jankiel's birth
record is recorded in the Piotrkow Gubernia:

Zarki B1829-33,36-62,67-77,79-84 D1826-32,36-56,59-68,70-77
M1826-32,36,38,55,57-67,69,72,73,75-77,79-84
Piotrkow Gubernia / Katowice Province
Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Id Father Mother Comments Film
LIBERMAN Jankel 1871 B 85 50 1199850

Jankiel's siblings include:
Alterka b. abt 1859
Mejtla b. about 1862
Hudesa b. about 1863
Mendal b. 22 Jan 1866
Telca, b. 23 Dec 1874

Alterka LIEBERMAN married Efroim RAJCENSZTAJN, b. 4 Jan 1854 with children:
Bajla b. 22 Feb 1880
Mordka b. 23 Jun 1883
Lejbus b. 7 Apr 1885
Abram b. 21 Aug 1887

I will be preparing requests for Jankiel and Max as well as Liba's third
husband Moshe FRYMORGEN who was alive in March 1939 when his daughter,
Zysla, came to the US. So if anyone has any further information on this
family which will aid in the trace requests - such as the birth name/date of
"Max" or the name of "Mrs. Jankiel", it would certainly be useful.

The Oct 1939 letter represents a moment in time and is it of course possible
that they were not heard of a month prior to the invasion because they may
have already left. My mother who knew my grandmother (Liba's daughter),
Esther, keeps mentioning 'uncles' who went to South America. But I have
never learned of any relatives there.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
michael_mcteer@yahoo.com
mcteer@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Because of privacy and under 72 years, the street
number is replaced by asterisks.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIEBERMAN, Jankiel (1871- ?), Zarki, Sosnowiec, POLAND - Red Cross Trace #general

Michael McTeer
 

I am preparing Red Cross Traces for the family of Jacob Jankiel LIEBERMAN
(28 Nov 1871 - ?), s/o of Mosiek Mordka and Rywka Ryfka (KUPERSZMYL). Jacob
was the first husband of my great grandmother with whom she had one child,
Brucha/Bertha, b. 24 Mar 1899/1901. Bertha immigrated to the US marrying
Louis BLUMENFELD and lived the rest of her life in St. Louis, MO.

As reported earlier, there is a 4 Oct 1939 letter >from Louis BLUMENFELD to
the US Department of State requesting assistance in learning the status of
his LIEBERMAN 'in-laws' in Poland as he had not heard >from them "for about a
month prior to the beginning of the war...." He listed the individuals as:

Father-in-law Jankiel LIEBERMAN
Brother Max LIEBERMAN
Mother Mrs. Jankiel LIEBERMAN

Their address was given as Pilsudskiego #**, Sosnowiec, Poland.

Bertha (LIEBERMAN) BLUMENFELD's 'mother', Liba (LENCZNER) had long since
remarried with other children and last immigrated to the US in 1932 where
she was living in 1939 (in the Los Angeles area). So Mrs. Jankiel would
appear to be a subsequent spouse and Max probably a half brother.

Additionally Jankiel, Liba, and Bertha are included in the Zarki "Books of
Residents" household 816 (per the jewishgen.org website). Jankiel's birth
record is recorded in the Piotrkow Gubernia:

Zarki B1829-33,36-62,67-77,79-84 D1826-32,36-56,59-68,70-77
M1826-32,36,38,55,57-67,69,72,73,75-77,79-84
Piotrkow Gubernia / Katowice Province
Surname Givenname Year Type Akt Id Father Mother Comments Film
LIBERMAN Jankel 1871 B 85 50 1199850

Jankiel's siblings include:
Alterka b. abt 1859
Mejtla b. about 1862
Hudesa b. about 1863
Mendal b. 22 Jan 1866
Telca, b. 23 Dec 1874

Alterka LIEBERMAN married Efroim RAJCENSZTAJN, b. 4 Jan 1854 with children:
Bajla b. 22 Feb 1880
Mordka b. 23 Jun 1883
Lejbus b. 7 Apr 1885
Abram b. 21 Aug 1887

I will be preparing requests for Jankiel and Max as well as Liba's third
husband Moshe FRYMORGEN who was alive in March 1939 when his daughter,
Zysla, came to the US. So if anyone has any further information on this
family which will aid in the trace requests - such as the birth name/date of
"Max" or the name of "Mrs. Jankiel", it would certainly be useful.

The Oct 1939 letter represents a moment in time and is it of course possible
that they were not heard of a month prior to the invasion because they may
have already left. My mother who knew my grandmother (Liba's daughter),
Esther, keeps mentioning 'uncles' who went to South America. But I have
never learned of any relatives there.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Michael McTeer
29 Palms, CA USA
michael_mcteer@yahoo.com
mcteer@gmail.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Because of privacy and under 72 years, the street
number is replaced by asterisks.


Re: Kings County New York Death Records - 1877 #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

It should be noted that philanthropist Nathan STRAUS (for whom the city of
Netanya in Israel is named) provided pure milk and filtered water to the
children of New York and the mortality rate went down greatly after these
public health projects were set up. He also funded Henrietta SZOLD's
delegation of nurses to Palestine, the nucleus of Hadassah Medical Center of
today.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Ganei Omer, Israel

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz
Dr. Ida Selavan Schwarcz

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Groshan [mailto:jangro@pacbell.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 6:46 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Kings County New York Death Records - 1877
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It was suggested that I post a "summary" of the many personal replies I
received to my query as to the number of infant deaths in the 1877 Kings
County New York death records I'm transcribing. Poor sanitation,
not-yet-developed medical remedies, typhoid, pnemonia, etc. seem to be
somewhat rampant during that period of our history. I think one of the most
interesting responses I got was >from he following website ... The website to
read this article is <
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990DEEDD173DE433A2575AC0A96E9
C94689ED7CF >

The headline of the NY Times article reads:

*Brooklyn Infant Deaths*; Ratio of Mortality Much Higher than in Manhattan.
*Bad Water and Milk Blamed* A Hospital Physician Explains the High Death
Rate, for Which Officials Cannot Account.

(be sure to copy the *entire* URL...it should be one long "address")

"Jan Groshan" <jangro@pacbell.net>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am assisting the in the transcription of Kings County New York Death
records for 1877. I only have records for names starting with "Goodrich"
and going through "Howley", but I'm finding an interesting trend ....
Of the 500 names, ages, dates of death, and record numbers I've
entered so far (and that's about 1/3 of the series I have to work on),
I would venture to say at least 75% of the ages are under 10 years,
with many under 1 year.
I'm just curious if there was some kind of an epidemic in the Kings
County area in 1877 that was taking the lives of so many children.

Jan Groshan
MODERATOR NOTE:
The Tinyurl for the NY Times article is http://tinyurl.com/6bam7a


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Kings County New York Death Records - 1877 #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz
 

It should be noted that philanthropist Nathan STRAUS (for whom the city of
Netanya in Israel is named) provided pure milk and filtered water to the
children of New York and the mortality rate went down greatly after these
public health projects were set up. He also funded Henrietta SZOLD's
delegation of nurses to Palestine, the nucleus of Hadassah Medical Center of
today.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Ganei Omer, Israel

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz
Dr. Ida Selavan Schwarcz

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Groshan [mailto:jangro@pacbell.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 6:46 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Kings County New York Death Records - 1877
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It was suggested that I post a "summary" of the many personal replies I
received to my query as to the number of infant deaths in the 1877 Kings
County New York death records I'm transcribing. Poor sanitation,
not-yet-developed medical remedies, typhoid, pnemonia, etc. seem to be
somewhat rampant during that period of our history. I think one of the most
interesting responses I got was >from he following website ... The website to
read this article is <
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=990DEEDD173DE433A2575AC0A96E9
C94689ED7CF >

The headline of the NY Times article reads:

*Brooklyn Infant Deaths*; Ratio of Mortality Much Higher than in Manhattan.
*Bad Water and Milk Blamed* A Hospital Physician Explains the High Death
Rate, for Which Officials Cannot Account.

(be sure to copy the *entire* URL...it should be one long "address")

"Jan Groshan" <jangro@pacbell.net>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am assisting the in the transcription of Kings County New York Death
records for 1877. I only have records for names starting with "Goodrich"
and going through "Howley", but I'm finding an interesting trend ....
Of the 500 names, ages, dates of death, and record numbers I've
entered so far (and that's about 1/3 of the series I have to work on),
I would venture to say at least 75% of the ages are under 10 years,
with many under 1 year.
I'm just curious if there was some kind of an epidemic in the Kings
County area in 1877 that was taking the lives of so many children.

Jan Groshan
MODERATOR NOTE:
The Tinyurl for the NY Times article is http://tinyurl.com/6bam7a


Conference Updates - 4 important items #general

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


Cemetery records donated to JOWBR #general

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Dear Genners -

I'm pleased to inform you that cemetery records have been donated
to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

These records, which are expected to 'go live' by the end of this
month, comprise the listings of those buried at Mistelbach in
Austria and also Uhersky Brod in the Czech Republic.

The records are largely names and dates, often even less, but
there are also some photographs, places of birth and death and
professions/occupations of the departed.

I'd encourage anyone who has access to whole cemetery data (not
individual names) to consider donating that data to the Registry.

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Conference Updates - 4 important items #general

ANNE LEE <information@...>
 

There are four (4) items below concerning important information about the
conference.

(1) Registration is now open for the following sightseeing tours we are
sponsoring.

Chicago Jewish Roots Tours: Three different narrated motor coach tours of
historic Jewish Chicago, each on a different day are being offered. The
tours will be led by Dr. Irving Cutler, author of The Jews of Chicago: >from
Shtetl to Suburb. Each tour emphasizes a different set of neighborhoods and
each one leaves the Marriott at 12 noon, returning at about 5:00 p.m. The
charge per tour is $35.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even if not
registered for the Conference. Advance reservations are required.

Spertus Museum Tour: We are sponsoring a one and one-half hour tour of this
outstanding Jewish Museum and Educational Center, led by a docent. The
Spertus tour will take place on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m. The charge for the tour is $15.00 per person. Guests are welcome, even
if not registered for the Conference. Participants will meet at the Spertus
Institute. Advance reservations are required

For more information on these tours, please go to www.Chicago2008.org You
can find the details at the FAQs (go to the end of the list) and at Breaking
News.

(2) Registration for transportation to and >from the Chicago area Jewish
cemeteries and the non-sectarian cemeteries with Jewish sections is now
posted on the Conference Registration website. When registering for
transportation, please be careful to select the day and time you prefer, as
there are multiple trips to most of the cemeteries. The charge for each
round-trip is $30.00 per person. Please read all the details about the
cemetery transportation very carefully. You can find it on the conference
website FAQs (go to the very end) and on Breaking News (found at
www.Chicago2008.org)
Advance reservations are required.

To register for the tours and/or the cemetery transportation, please do the
following:
----If you have already registered for the conference, go to Registration
Update:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_update.cfm
----If you have not ready registered for the Conference, go to Register Now:
www.chicago2008.org/registration_information.cfm

(3) Exciting news regarding the JRI-Poland luncheon. A senior official of
the new Museum the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will be the luncheon
speaker. You can find more information at Breaking News on the conference
website. Be sure to check out the other luncheons and breakfasts with
experts. Interesting topics are the focus of all those meal functions.

(4) Finally, there is still space available in the computer workshops. You
will learn a great deal if you participate in one or more of these special
classes. Sign up now so you reserve your space.

See you all quite soon.
On behalf of the IAJGS and our co-hosts, JGS of Illinois and Illiana JGS,
Anne Feder Lee
Mike Posnick
Joel Spector
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery records donated to JOWBR #general

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Dear Genners -

I'm pleased to inform you that cemetery records have been donated
to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

These records, which are expected to 'go live' by the end of this
month, comprise the listings of those buried at Mistelbach in
Austria and also Uhersky Brod in the Czech Republic.

The records are largely names and dates, often even less, but
there are also some photographs, places of birth and death and
professions/occupations of the departed.

I'd encourage anyone who has access to whole cemetery data (not
individual names) to consider donating that data to the Registry.

Robert Fraser
Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au


Re: Cook County Vital Records - Steve Morse One-Step #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Additional information about the site has been posted at
http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/2008/07/illinois-cook-county-vital-records.html.

[or http://tinyurl.com/6xxzbv --Mod.]

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cook County Vital Records - Steve Morse One-Step #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Additional information about the site has been posted at
http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/2008/07/illinois-cook-county-vital-records.html.

[or http://tinyurl.com/6xxzbv --Mod.]

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY