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(UK) Do You Know Anyone Who Was Jewish and Killed in the International Bomber Command? #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Bomber Command is looking for information on any Jewish
person who fought and died while serving in the unit. Forty-four percent of
the 125,000 aircrew were killed and the records did not have any details on
the religion or ethnicity of the 58,000 who died. The Command is now
researching to find Jews who fought and died and are asking families to
relate the stories of those relatives who were lost.

The archivist for the International Bomber Command Centre, Cathie Hewitt is
working on this. They already identified 500 Jews who were killed in the
Bomber Command. This included more than British Jews being involved, as they
found three >from Jamaica, and a Canadian and more.

If you know of someone please contact Cathie at:
cathie@internationalbcc.co.uk

To read more see:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/new-search-for-the-jewish-dead-of-bomber-command/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/sD6BR5 ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Do You Know Anyone Who Was Jewish and Killed in the International Bomber Command? #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Bomber Command is looking for information on any Jewish
person who fought and died while serving in the unit. Forty-four percent of
the 125,000 aircrew were killed and the records did not have any details on
the religion or ethnicity of the 58,000 who died. The Command is now
researching to find Jews who fought and died and are asking families to
relate the stories of those relatives who were lost.

The archivist for the International Bomber Command Centre, Cathie Hewitt is
working on this. They already identified 500 Jews who were killed in the
Bomber Command. This included more than British Jews being involved, as they
found three >from Jamaica, and a Canadian and more.

If you know of someone please contact Cathie at:
cathie@internationalbcc.co.uk

To read more see:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/new-search-for-the-jewish-dead-of-bomber-command/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/sD6BR5 ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


January meeting JGSGP (Greater Philadelphia) #general

Marilyn Golden <mazergoldenjgsgp@...>
 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1:30
Place: Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Lara Diamond, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Program: DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research

Lara Diamond is President of JGSMD and has been researching her family
for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe
and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era
and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in
modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads
JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board, and also
runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist
all those researching ancestors >from common towns. She blogs about her
mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

In this session, Lara Diamond will share insights on how to use
genetic testing for genealogical research citing various types of
tests available (including autosomal, yDNA and mtDNA). She will
explain the types of genealogical questions each test can help answer,
how each company presents results, the strategies for transferring
results >from one company to another, and how to benefit >from each.

Marilyn Golden


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen January meeting JGSGP (Greater Philadelphia) #general

Marilyn Golden <mazergoldenjgsgp@...>
 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 1:30
Place: Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Speaker: Lara Diamond, President, Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Program: DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research

Lara Diamond is President of JGSMD and has been researching her family
for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe
and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era
and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in
modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads
JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board, and also
runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist
all those researching ancestors >from common towns. She blogs about her
mostly Eastern European research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com

In this session, Lara Diamond will share insights on how to use
genetic testing for genealogical research citing various types of
tests available (including autosomal, yDNA and mtDNA). She will
explain the types of genealogical questions each test can help answer,
how each company presents results, the strategies for transferring
results >from one company to another, and how to benefit >from each.

Marilyn Golden


The Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Ton Tielen will be in London on Sunday 20th January, speaking on “The
Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora”.

Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain -
(located at The Society of Genealogists, 14, Charterhouse Buildings,
London EC1 7BA) - the talk commences at 2pm. (Doors open 1.30 pm)


After the talk - and after a 15-20 minute break - there will be
a WORKSHOP.
This is where we share our stories and researches, both Sephardic >from all
over plus Dutch Ashkenazi. Assisted by seasoned mentors and computers.
The library will be open >from 2-5pm(ish)

Free parking directly outside on a Sunday. Barbican tube is the nearest.
(Less than a 10 minute walk to the SOG). Short bus rides >from The Angel
and Old street.

Guests £5. Refreshments included.

It is important that you RSVP please.

raymusik@aol.com

Thank You


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Ton Tielen will be in London on Sunday 20th January, speaking on “The
Amsterdam Archives and the Sephardic diaspora”.

Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain -
(located at The Society of Genealogists, 14, Charterhouse Buildings,
London EC1 7BA) - the talk commences at 2pm. (Doors open 1.30 pm)


After the talk - and after a 15-20 minute break - there will be
a WORKSHOP.
This is where we share our stories and researches, both Sephardic >from all
over plus Dutch Ashkenazi. Assisted by seasoned mentors and computers.
The library will be open >from 2-5pm(ish)

Free parking directly outside on a Sunday. Barbican tube is the nearest.
(Less than a 10 minute walk to the SOG). Short bus rides >from The Angel
and Old street.

Guests £5. Refreshments included.

It is important that you RSVP please.

raymusik@aol.com

Thank You


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #unitedkingdom

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #unitedkingdom

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Yachsin, certificator of family trees ? #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners

While reading the novel "Just Revenge" by well known academic Alan M.
Dershowitz I found with surprise the mention of an official tracer of
family trees " who certified the bona fide of the claims made by
families concerning their rabbinical lineage". This profession in
Vilna, Lithuania was called a Yachsin.

I had never heard before of this as a way of tracing Jewish ancestors
as, for instance, that the first page of Siddurs were used to keep
family records.

The word yachsin shows no related results in Google.

Can someone illustrate on the profession of yachsin, where was it
usual, at what time in history it happened and any additional info ?

Thanks in advance.

Note: page 34 in the 2000 paperback edition.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yachsin, certificator of family trees ? #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners

While reading the novel "Just Revenge" by well known academic Alan M.
Dershowitz I found with surprise the mention of an official tracer of
family trees " who certified the bona fide of the claims made by
families concerning their rabbinical lineage". This profession in
Vilna, Lithuania was called a Yachsin.

I had never heard before of this as a way of tracing Jewish ancestors
as, for instance, that the first page of Siddurs were used to keep
family records.

The word yachsin shows no related results in Google.

Can someone illustrate on the profession of yachsin, where was it
usual, at what time in history it happened and any additional info ?

Thanks in advance.

Note: page 34 in the 2000 paperback edition.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Rzeszow, Poland website on JewishGen's KehilaLinks - Editor needed #galicia

Marian Rubin
 

The JewishGen KehilaLinks webpage for Rzeszow, Poland (formerly in
Galicia) has been updated. New material and photos have been added.
Rzeszow is pronounced "zhe-shuf". I started this Rzeszow site in
approximately 2000. Now, it's time for me to find a new editor for the
website.

If you have an interest in the history of the Jewish community of Rzeszow
(Reyshe in Yiddish), and would be interested in maintaining the website,
please write to me. I'd be interested in learning about your connection to
the Jewish community of Rzeszow.

Marian Rubin


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rzeszow, Poland website on JewishGen's KehilaLinks - Editor needed #galicia

Marian Rubin
 

The JewishGen KehilaLinks webpage for Rzeszow, Poland (formerly in
Galicia) has been updated. New material and photos have been added.
Rzeszow is pronounced "zhe-shuf". I started this Rzeszow site in
approximately 2000. Now, it's time for me to find a new editor for the
website.

If you have an interest in the history of the Jewish community of Rzeszow
(Reyshe in Yiddish), and would be interested in maintaining the website,
please write to me. I'd be interested in learning about your connection to
the Jewish community of Rzeszow.

Marian Rubin


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #subcarpathia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #subcarpathia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #galicia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the
39th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held in Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call
for Submissions will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The
Program Committee has received excellent submissions to date, but
we hope that you, too, will present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click
on the Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal.
We hope to notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with
plenty of time to meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


New Book: Searching for Justice After the Holocaust #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

"Searching for Justice After the Holocaust"

Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution
Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, and Rajika L. Shah

* Provides a legal history of Holocaust immovable property restitution
in each of the Terezin Declaration signatory states.

* Analyses how each of the 47 countries -- stretching across Europe,
North America, and South America -- has fulfilled the standards of
the Guidelines and Best Practices of the Terezin Declaration

Based on the Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution
Study commissioned by the European Shoah Legacy Institute
Searching for Justice After the Holocaust.

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/searching-for-justice-after-the-holocaust-9780190923068
[MOD: Or https://tinyurl.com/Searching-for-Justice .]

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #galicia

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the
39th Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held in Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call
for Submissions will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The
Program Committee has received excellent submissions to date, but
we hope that you, too, will present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click
on the Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal.
We hope to notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with
plenty of time to meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Book: Searching for Justice After the Holocaust #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

"Searching for Justice After the Holocaust"

Fulfilling the Terezin Declaration and Immovable Property Restitution
Michael J. Bazyler, Kathryn Lee Boyd, Kristen L. Nelson, and Rajika L. Shah

* Provides a legal history of Holocaust immovable property restitution
in each of the Terezin Declaration signatory states.

* Analyses how each of the 47 countries -- stretching across Europe,
North America, and South America -- has fulfilled the standards of
the Guidelines and Best Practices of the Terezin Declaration

Based on the Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution
Study commissioned by the European Shoah Legacy Institute
Searching for Justice After the Holocaust.

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/searching-for-justice-after-the-holocaust-9780190923068
[MOD: Or https://tinyurl.com/Searching-for-Justice .]

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


Yizkor Book - Jezierzany & Surroundings - Update #galicia

Judy Brodkey
 

Shalom -

More stories >from Jezierzany and the surrounding towns are waiting for
you.

Thanks to your collective generosity, new sections of the Memorial
(Yizkor) Book for Jezierzany & Surroundings have been translated >from
Yiddish and Hebrew into English. Visit
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html
to read the translated sections.

In these pages, you'll meet some of the wonderful people of Jezierzany and
learn about some of the most important issues they faced during their
lifetimes. You'll also read about small details of everyday living, the
town's synagogues, a major conflict within their Jewish community,
Jezierzany's powerful response to a military draft, bravery in the midst
of tragedy during the Holocaust and much more.

We've almost reached our goal of ensuring that the stories from
Jezierzany and surrounding towns will live on. We have made great
progress in translating the book into English. We only need to raise an
estimated $1000 - $1500 to translate the remainder of the book. Once
the book is completely translated, we plans to publish a print version
thanks to the JewishGen Yizkor Books in Print Project.

Whether it's your first contribution or you've decided to make another
gift, your donation can be made at
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Scroll down to Jezierzany and enter your donation amount there.
JewishGen has numerous Yizkor Book funds so make sure you fill in the
amount for Jezierzany.

If you prefer, you can send a check to JewishGen, Edmond J. Safra
Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. Be sure to indicate that
this is a donation for the Jezierzany Memorial book. In order to ensure
that your donation is correctly credited to the Jezierzany fund, please
also let me know the amount of your contribution. The minimum
allowable contribution is $10.

In Every Generation, We Tell the Story
Passover is still a few months away but each year we are instructed to
tell the story of our ancestors' journey out of Egypt, lest we forget
where we came >from and the lessons learned along the way. Our
ancestors >from Jezierzany and surrounding areas intentionally left their
precious stories for us and our descendants; they deserve to be shared.

Please share this message with friends and family members interested
in Jezierzany and nearby towns. If you have any questions, please let
me know. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Judy Brodkey
Jlistbrod@aol.com
Portland, Oregon USA

PS We inherit >from our ancestors many gifts so often taken for granted.
Each of us contains within us this inheritance of soul. We are links
between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred
memories and future promise. -- Edward Sellner


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book - Jezierzany & Surroundings - Update #galicia

Judy Brodkey
 

Shalom -

More stories >from Jezierzany and the surrounding towns are waiting for
you.

Thanks to your collective generosity, new sections of the Memorial
(Yizkor) Book for Jezierzany & Surroundings have been translated >from
Yiddish and Hebrew into English. Visit
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html
to read the translated sections.

In these pages, you'll meet some of the wonderful people of Jezierzany and
learn about some of the most important issues they faced during their
lifetimes. You'll also read about small details of everyday living, the
town's synagogues, a major conflict within their Jewish community,
Jezierzany's powerful response to a military draft, bravery in the midst
of tragedy during the Holocaust and much more.

We've almost reached our goal of ensuring that the stories from
Jezierzany and surrounding towns will live on. We have made great
progress in translating the book into English. We only need to raise an
estimated $1000 - $1500 to translate the remainder of the book. Once
the book is completely translated, we plans to publish a print version
thanks to the JewishGen Yizkor Books in Print Project.

Whether it's your first contribution or you've decided to make another
gift, your donation can be made at
https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Scroll down to Jezierzany and enter your donation amount there.
JewishGen has numerous Yizkor Book funds so make sure you fill in the
amount for Jezierzany.

If you prefer, you can send a check to JewishGen, Edmond J. Safra
Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280. Be sure to indicate that
this is a donation for the Jezierzany Memorial book. In order to ensure
that your donation is correctly credited to the Jezierzany fund, please
also let me know the amount of your contribution. The minimum
allowable contribution is $10.

In Every Generation, We Tell the Story
Passover is still a few months away but each year we are instructed to
tell the story of our ancestors' journey out of Egypt, lest we forget
where we came >from and the lessons learned along the way. Our
ancestors >from Jezierzany and surrounding areas intentionally left their
precious stories for us and our descendants; they deserve to be shared.

Please share this message with friends and family members interested
in Jezierzany and nearby towns. If you have any questions, please let
me know. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Judy Brodkey
Jlistbrod@aol.com
Portland, Oregon USA

PS We inherit >from our ancestors many gifts so often taken for granted.
Each of us contains within us this inheritance of soul. We are links
between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred
memories and future promise. -- Edward Sellner

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