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Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #courland #latvia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #courland #latvia

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #southafrica

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Congratulations & Welcome to Nancy Siegel #southafrica

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

In an effort to provide more consistent updates about new additions to
our collection, status of projects, achievements, and other items of
interest, Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA) has volunteered to serve as
our Communications Coordinator. In this capacity, Nancy will be
working directly with staff and members of the senior research team to
stay apprised of project updates and to prepare updates on an ongoing
basis.

Many of you already know Nancy J. Siegel >from her role overseeing the
JewishGen Success Stories and preparing periodic newsletters, and we
congratulate her, and thank her, for assuming this additional level of
responsibility.

Please be on the lookout for news and updates shortly.

All the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Numbers on cadastral map #galicia

David Ellis
 

The All Galicia Database on geshergalicia.org has a record for my ancestor
Moses MESSER. The House Owners database for Rozdol in 1850 lists his
house number 31/b and building parcel 83.

The cadastral map for Rozdol shows numbers on all the buildings. Number
31 faces the entry to a synagogue (29), and number 83 faces the central
market square. Are they house numbers or building parcel numbers?

A related question: Do you have a link to a page with the legend for the
cadastral maps?

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Numbers on cadastral map #galicia

David Ellis
 

The All Galicia Database on geshergalicia.org has a record for my ancestor
Moses MESSER. The House Owners database for Rozdol in 1850 lists his
house number 31/b and building parcel 83.

The cadastral map for Rozdol shows numbers on all the buildings. Number
31 faces the entry to a synagogue (29), and number 83 faces the central
market square. Are they house numbers or building parcel numbers?

A related question: Do you have a link to a page with the legend for the
cadastral maps?

David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net


ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) changed its name to Arolsen
Archives- International Center on Nazi Persecution. They have also published
a new online archive in partnership with Yad Vashem with documents from
concentration camps, former prisoner cards and death notices. The 13 million
documents represent over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime.
This is the first of several large collections to go online sometime in the
future. To read more about this see:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/news/more-than-13-million-documents/

While many documents have been indexed so that searching by placing the name
into the website, this is not yet true for all documents, but Arolsen
believed it important to make the documents available during this initial
phase. They are working to improve the searchability of the database.

Arolsen has information on 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's
Memory of the World.

To search the online database go to:
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/
The first item to appear is the terms of use to which the reader must
consent .

To read a newspaper account of this see:
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-holocaust-documents-20190521-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) changed its name to Arolsen
Archives- International Center on Nazi Persecution. They have also published
a new online archive in partnership with Yad Vashem with documents from
concentration camps, former prisoner cards and death notices. The 13 million
documents represent over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime.
This is the first of several large collections to go online sometime in the
future. To read more about this see:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/news/more-than-13-million-documents/

While many documents have been indexed so that searching by placing the name
into the website, this is not yet true for all documents, but Arolsen
believed it important to make the documents available during this initial
phase. They are working to improve the searchability of the database.

Arolsen has information on 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's
Memory of the World.

To search the online database go to:
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/
The first item to appear is the terms of use to which the reader must
consent .

To read a newspaper account of this see:
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-holocaust-documents-20190521-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents . The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents . The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


The next program of the JGS-Montreal: Monday, June 03, 2019 #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal,
in association with the Jewish Public Library,
presents:
Ralph Salinger

"A Project to Remember our Ancestors:
Vilkaviskis, Lithuania - Then and Now"

The meeting will be held on
Monday, June 03, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings
& Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops -
call the JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
514-484-0969

Please visit the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/
and follow us in Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The next program of the JGS-Montreal: Monday, June 03, 2019 #general

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal,
in association with the Jewish Public Library,
presents:
Ralph Salinger

"A Project to Remember our Ancestors:
Vilkaviskis, Lithuania - Then and Now"

The meeting will be held on
Monday, June 03, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre
5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carre Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings
& Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops -
call the JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
514-484-0969

Please visit the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/
and follow us in Facebook

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming


Suggestions/help regarding BELL (BELINKY) family in Chicago #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi,
Ben BELL was born March 5, 1880 in Russia. He was naturalized May 4, 1923 in
Chicago, Illinois as Boroch Belinky. The naturalization document (online)
says port of arrival July 16, 1908 **No** port name. The 1920 Chicago census
says Ben, his wife Ida J., and son were born in Russia. The other children
were born in Illinois. This Ida died in 1923 in Chicago.

In 1925 Ben married Ida B. who had children >from her previous marriage - all
born in Chicago.

The 1930 Chicago census says Robert was born in Illinois as does all other
documents. As an adult Robert applied for a birth certificate stating that
he was born in Chicago.

Question 1 - Did Ben immigrate with his wife and son? My guess yes.
Question 2 - Where can I find an immigration record for Ben, wife Ida J
and son Robert?
Question 3 - where can I find a marriage record for Ben and Ida J.? I
believe they married in Russia before coming to America. Not in Chicago.
Question 4 - where can I find birth and immigration information on Robert?
My guess he was born in late 1907 or early 1908 in Russia. Emigrated as an
infant causing the confusion where he was officially born.

Your assistance where I could look further would be greatly appreciated. I
use FamilySearch.org for my research. I have all the Chicago research and
documentation.

Thank you to everyone who can guide me further. This has been my 'brick
wall' for years.

Trudy Barch currently Florida previously Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Suggestions/help regarding BELL (BELINKY) family in Chicago #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi,
Ben BELL was born March 5, 1880 in Russia. He was naturalized May 4, 1923 in
Chicago, Illinois as Boroch Belinky. The naturalization document (online)
says port of arrival July 16, 1908 **No** port name. The 1920 Chicago census
says Ben, his wife Ida J., and son were born in Russia. The other children
were born in Illinois. This Ida died in 1923 in Chicago.

In 1925 Ben married Ida B. who had children >from her previous marriage - all
born in Chicago.

The 1930 Chicago census says Robert was born in Illinois as does all other
documents. As an adult Robert applied for a birth certificate stating that
he was born in Chicago.

Question 1 - Did Ben immigrate with his wife and son? My guess yes.
Question 2 - Where can I find an immigration record for Ben, wife Ida J
and son Robert?
Question 3 - where can I find a marriage record for Ben and Ida J.? I
believe they married in Russia before coming to America. Not in Chicago.
Question 4 - where can I find birth and immigration information on Robert?
My guess he was born in late 1907 or early 1908 in Russia. Emigrated as an
infant causing the confusion where he was officially born.

Your assistance where I could look further would be greatly appreciated. I
use FamilySearch.org for my research. I have all the Chicago research and
documentation.

Thank you to everyone who can guide me further. This has been my 'brick
wall' for years.

Trudy Barch currently Florida previously Chicago


LIST OF FORCED LABOUR CAMPS #hungary

jm22853@...
 

Hello All,
does anyone know if and where there are lists concerning:
FORCED LABOUR CAMPS
DATES
PLACES >from WHERE CONSCRIPTED
NAMES OF CONSRIPTED
DESTINATION OF WHERE LABOUR WAS DONE-

SPECIFICALLY I AM INTERESTED IN IPOLSKI SAHI, SLOVAAKIA
Anything at all where to start looking.


Many thanks,
Jacob Michel
NATANYA, ISRAEL

Moderator: Ipolske Siahy or Sahe is a place in Nitra region of Slovakia near
the Hungarian border. Place name in Hungarian was Ipolysag. You can probably
find more information at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, both
of which have extensive resources on-line.

Memorial Museum


Hungary SIG #Hungary LIST OF FORCED LABOUR CAMPS #hungary

jm22853@...
 

Hello All,
does anyone know if and where there are lists concerning:
FORCED LABOUR CAMPS
DATES
PLACES >from WHERE CONSCRIPTED
NAMES OF CONSRIPTED
DESTINATION OF WHERE LABOUR WAS DONE-

SPECIFICALLY I AM INTERESTED IN IPOLSKI SAHI, SLOVAAKIA
Anything at all where to start looking.


Many thanks,
Jacob Michel
NATANYA, ISRAEL

Moderator: Ipolske Siahy or Sahe is a place in Nitra region of Slovakia near
the Hungarian border. Place name in Hungarian was Ipolysag. You can probably
find more information at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, both
of which have extensive resources on-line.

Memorial Museum


(European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents. The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Hungary SIG #Hungary (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents. The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents. The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania (European Union) European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative Launches New Website With Surveys of 1500 Jewish Cemeteries #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has launched its new
website funded by the European Union. It has mapped 1500 cemeteries in 5
countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia and the Ukraine. See:
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3030/military-documents. The
open access data base include all the surveys being done in 2019-2020 may be
accessed at: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/surveys/

As each cemetery is completed and processed aerial photographs, historical
data and geographical data will be uploaded to the website. This is a work
in progress.

As previously reported, the European Union provided 800,000 Euros for the
project. The ESJF started work in 2015 by surveying and fencing Jewish
cemeteries to protect them >from destruction. With the EU grant, it has
expanded its mission using drone technology and historical research to map
the 1500 Jewish cemetery sites in the 5 aforementioned countries. TO read
more about the ESJF see: https://www.esjf-surveys.org/about-us/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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