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Germans OK opening Holocaust Records #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

Another step forward in the long awaited process...

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/
sfl-anazifiles29jun29,0,4866187.story

Associated Press reports the accord will probably be signed July 26 in Berlin,
then all 11 signatory nations have to ratify it.

It still remains unclear when researchers will be able to access the archives.
--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@bellsouth.net
jgsbc


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Germans OK opening Holocaust Records #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

Another step forward in the long awaited process...

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/
sfl-anazifiles29jun29,0,4866187.story

Associated Press reports the accord will probably be signed July 26 in Berlin,
then all 11 signatory nations have to ratify it.

It still remains unclear when researchers will be able to access the archives.
--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@bellsouth.net
jgsbc


Help identifying military uniform #general

Mark Vigder <mark.vigder@...>
 

I have a picture of a man in uniform and I am trying to identify the
uniform: date, nationality, service, rank, etc.

The photo was taken in a studio in Philadelphia, but there is a maple
leaf pin on the collar, so is it Canadian or American? The picture is
available in viewmate at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8099

Please reply directly to me.

Mark Vigder
mark.vigder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help identifying military uniform #general

Mark Vigder <mark.vigder@...>
 

I have a picture of a man in uniform and I am trying to identify the
uniform: date, nationality, service, rank, etc.

The photo was taken in a studio in Philadelphia, but there is a maple
leaf pin on the collar, so is it Canadian or American? The picture is
available in viewmate at:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8099

Please reply directly to me.

Mark Vigder
mark.vigder@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca


help translating #general

Bruce Dumes <brucedumes@...>
 

I have a scan of some Hebrew written by my great-grandmother. This was
a gift given to my father's 1st cousin on the occasion of his
Bar-Mitzvah in 1927.

Any help translating would be deeply appreciated.

http://dumes.net/sadie_writing.jpg

Bruce Dumes

MODERATOR NOTE: It might make it easier if you posted the scan on Viewmate
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ as well.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help translating #general

Bruce Dumes <brucedumes@...>
 

I have a scan of some Hebrew written by my great-grandmother. This was
a gift given to my father's 1st cousin on the occasion of his
Bar-Mitzvah in 1927.

Any help translating would be deeply appreciated.

http://dumes.net/sadie_writing.jpg

Bruce Dumes

MODERATOR NOTE: It might make it easier if you posted the scan on Viewmate
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ as well.


Gauchers Disease #general

Ann Wine <annw@...>
 

Hi all,
I have an unusual request.
I am looking for families with a member/members with Gauchers disease to email
me direct.
annw@dpl.com.au
A member of my family - young child has been diagnosed. If you are asking how
this relates to Geneology - Gauchers is a Ashkenazi Jewish disease.
Thank You
Ann Cohen
Sydney, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gauchers Disease #general

Ann Wine <annw@...>
 

Hi all,
I have an unusual request.
I am looking for families with a member/members with Gauchers disease to email
me direct.
annw@dpl.com.au
A member of my family - young child has been diagnosed. If you are asking how
this relates to Geneology - Gauchers is a Ashkenazi Jewish disease.
Thank You
Ann Cohen
Sydney, Australia


Yiddish to English translation #general

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

Once again I ask for your help in translating >from Yiddish to English
the following pages posted to viewmate.
Each one is type written and relatively short.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8093
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8094
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8095
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8096
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8097

Please reply to me directly and not the digest.

Thanks in advance,
Bobby Furst
bobby1st@sprynet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish to English translation #general

Bobby Furst <bobby1st@...>
 

Once again I ask for your help in translating >from Yiddish to English
the following pages posted to viewmate.
Each one is type written and relatively short.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8093
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8094
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8095
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8096
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8097

Please reply to me directly and not the digest.

Thanks in advance,
Bobby Furst
bobby1st@sprynet.com


Howard LEWIN #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

Howard I responded to your email and it bounced back. Check my web site
http://people.stevemorse.org/gayle.riley/.. I have your town on my site.
Gayle Schlissel Riley
San Gabriel, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Howard LEWIN #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

Howard I responded to your email and it bounced back. Check my web site
http://people.stevemorse.org/gayle.riley/.. I have your town on my site.
Gayle Schlissel Riley
San Gabriel, CA


Re: 1920 records in Zareby Koscielne?? #general

Jrbaston
 

In a message dated 6/27/06 11:03:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
Stan Goodman writes:
<< I am seeing in JRI-PL indices for Zareby Koscielne records as late as 1920.
Does this mean that the 100-year (if I remember correctly) waiting period
before release of archives has been changed? Or are these typos? The archive
itself is undated. >>

In response to Stan Goodman's questions, let me point
out that the Polish privacy law has not changed. These
records >from Zareby-Kosnielne are among those held by
the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and the indices
were posted online before the new more stringent law
governing Civil Records Offices (USCs) went into effect.
These listings have now been removed.

Judy Baston, Special Projects Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
JRBaston@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:1920 records in Zareby Koscielne?? #general

Jrbaston
 

In a message dated 6/27/06 11:03:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
Stan Goodman writes:
<< I am seeing in JRI-PL indices for Zareby Koscielne records as late as 1920.
Does this mean that the 100-year (if I remember correctly) waiting period
before release of archives has been changed? Or are these typos? The archive
itself is undated. >>

In response to Stan Goodman's questions, let me point
out that the Polish privacy law has not changed. These
records >from Zareby-Kosnielne are among those held by
the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and the indices
were posted online before the new more stringent law
governing Civil Records Offices (USCs) went into effect.
These listings have now been removed.

Judy Baston, Special Projects Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
JRBaston@aol.com


EPSTEIN Family Y-DNA Study #latinamerica

Itzhak Epstein
 

Several EPSTEINs have joined in a Family Tree DNA JewishGen surname project.
Painless mouth swab genetic testing procedures are being used as a promising
tool for breaking through our genealogical brick walls. It might help you
to greatly expand your family tree, and may also help our surname project.

EPSTEIN is a popular Ashkenazi surname. JewishGen Family Finder's listings
indicate that its EPSTEIN researchers' interests are concentrated in
Belarus, Lithuania, and the nearby parts of Poland; and, as they get further
away, they are more moderately represented in eastern and central Europe.
So far, most of our project's members' recent direct male ancestors are from
Belarus or nearby areas in Poland, Lithuania, and the Ukraine. Around a century
ago, many EPSTEINs emigrated >from Eastern Europe, and Latin America seems
to have received its share.

We have identified members of one paternal lineage that has borne the
Epstein surname for several centuries. There are hints of another old line.
Most of the project's current members, however, are patrilineally unrelated
to each other. In addition, most of us have discovered patrilineal
relationships to men whose surnames are not EPSTEIN. Most of us trace
our ancestry to eastern Europe, and only two to Germany.

We are working on identifying the various branches of our principal cluster,
on exploring additional clusters, and on connecting our unrelated
members to cousins. To accomplish these goals and to create as broad
a search as possible, we need more male Epsteins to contribute a
cheek swab as a DNA sample. If you are female EPSTEIN or an EPSTEIN
through female ancestors, a sample >from an EPSTEIN male relative can
represent your family in the test. If you are not an EPSTEIN, please share
this message with EPSTEINs who may want to participate in this project.

To join, go to http://tinyurl.com/nyh6z
The basic, and most affordable, twelve marker test will indicate to whom
you are probably related. The more advanced tests could help to identify
closer and more certain relationships. You can start with the 12 marker test
and add to it at a later date, using the same sample.

If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Epstein, our project's
volunteer administrator at epsteindna_admin@earthlink.net

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@earthlink.net


Latin America #LatinAmerica EPSTEIN Family Y-DNA Study #latinamerica

Itzhak Epstein
 

Several EPSTEINs have joined in a Family Tree DNA JewishGen surname project.
Painless mouth swab genetic testing procedures are being used as a promising
tool for breaking through our genealogical brick walls. It might help you
to greatly expand your family tree, and may also help our surname project.

EPSTEIN is a popular Ashkenazi surname. JewishGen Family Finder's listings
indicate that its EPSTEIN researchers' interests are concentrated in
Belarus, Lithuania, and the nearby parts of Poland; and, as they get further
away, they are more moderately represented in eastern and central Europe.
So far, most of our project's members' recent direct male ancestors are from
Belarus or nearby areas in Poland, Lithuania, and the Ukraine. Around a century
ago, many EPSTEINs emigrated >from Eastern Europe, and Latin America seems
to have received its share.

We have identified members of one paternal lineage that has borne the
Epstein surname for several centuries. There are hints of another old line.
Most of the project's current members, however, are patrilineally unrelated
to each other. In addition, most of us have discovered patrilineal
relationships to men whose surnames are not EPSTEIN. Most of us trace
our ancestry to eastern Europe, and only two to Germany.

We are working on identifying the various branches of our principal cluster,
on exploring additional clusters, and on connecting our unrelated
members to cousins. To accomplish these goals and to create as broad
a search as possible, we need more male Epsteins to contribute a
cheek swab as a DNA sample. If you are female EPSTEIN or an EPSTEIN
through female ancestors, a sample >from an EPSTEIN male relative can
represent your family in the test. If you are not an EPSTEIN, please share
this message with EPSTEINs who may want to participate in this project.

To join, go to http://tinyurl.com/nyh6z
The basic, and most affordable, twelve marker test will indicate to whom
you are probably related. The more advanced tests could help to identify
closer and more certain relationships. You can start with the 12 marker test
and add to it at a later date, using the same sample.

If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Epstein, our project's
volunteer administrator at epsteindna_admin@earthlink.net

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY
iegen@earthlink.net


Mt. Zion burial dates #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

I have checked several known decedents in this database. Be advised that listed
dates of death are often incorrect, listing the first of the month as death
date.
--
Bernard Kouchel
I have two relatives buried at Mt. Zion (NY) whose death certificates I
possess. Bernard Kouchel is quite right, as one death date is listed as
the first of the month while actual date of death was the 19th of that
month. The other death date, however, lists as date of death the date of
interment.

I have one relative buried at Mt. Hebron (NY) whose death date in the
cemetery records corresponds to the date on his matzeva.

In working with the cemetery records for Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Los
Angeles, I have found that the date listed in their records is routinely
the date of interment.

All the above suggests that it is necessary to verify date of death
rather than taking for granted that dates listed in cemetery records are
accurate.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Zion burial dates #general

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

I have checked several known decedents in this database. Be advised that listed
dates of death are often incorrect, listing the first of the month as death
date.
--
Bernard Kouchel
I have two relatives buried at Mt. Zion (NY) whose death certificates I
possess. Bernard Kouchel is quite right, as one death date is listed as
the first of the month while actual date of death was the 19th of that
month. The other death date, however, lists as date of death the date of
interment.

I have one relative buried at Mt. Hebron (NY) whose death date in the
cemetery records corresponds to the date on his matzeva.

In working with the cemetery records for Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Los
Angeles, I have found that the date listed in their records is routinely
the date of interment.

All the above suggests that it is necessary to verify date of death
rather than taking for granted that dates listed in cemetery records are
accurate.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA


Mt. Zion Cemetery database, revisited #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,

It seems that the data entered into the Mt. Zion searchable database was
taken >from the computer they use in the office to locate burials. There were
periods of time (could have been decades ago) when burials were being
inputted into their computers and for some unknown reason (perhaps haste)
were inputted without the full dates of death (please note that these dates
are actually burial dates--they know they have to change this, but remember
the site just went up the other day and the kinks need to be worked out).
The person at the time who inputted the burial information used the number 1
to indicate the day of death. Little by little, the cemetery will be
inputting the correct days of death/burial, so be patient. Also the "Block"
field does no good for now. It really should be Gate No., as we really know
how to locate a society by path and gate numbers. Hopefully, this will be
corrected soon too. Please give them time to work out the kinks. Ideally,
one should be able to place the correct path number and gate number into the
search fields. This will hopefully happen soon, but realize all this will
not happen overnight.

Also, if you happen to notice that the given name or surname in their
database is different than what you know it to be, they will only be able to
change it if you show them a copy of their death certificate and it
indicates the name you want it changed to. They normally check three of
their in-office sources to see if there is a discrepancy in the names, but
if in all three sources the name is the same as what's already in their
database, it stays that way until they see the death certificate.

Rest assured that I will keep you up-to-date on any changes that might occur
with their database, so stay tuned. The people in the Mt. Zion cemetery
office are very nice and helpful and will do whatever they can to help all
of us.

By the way, Mt. Zion still will take gravestone photos for a fee. You can
see their policy on my cemetery directory page at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cp-directory.htm . Note that on the same page
I now have contact info for the Silver Lake and Mt. Richmond Cemeteries
which are under the aegis of the Hebrew Free Burial Association.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Zion Cemetery database, revisited #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,

It seems that the data entered into the Mt. Zion searchable database was
taken >from the computer they use in the office to locate burials. There were
periods of time (could have been decades ago) when burials were being
inputted into their computers and for some unknown reason (perhaps haste)
were inputted without the full dates of death (please note that these dates
are actually burial dates--they know they have to change this, but remember
the site just went up the other day and the kinks need to be worked out).
The person at the time who inputted the burial information used the number 1
to indicate the day of death. Little by little, the cemetery will be
inputting the correct days of death/burial, so be patient. Also the "Block"
field does no good for now. It really should be Gate No., as we really know
how to locate a society by path and gate numbers. Hopefully, this will be
corrected soon too. Please give them time to work out the kinks. Ideally,
one should be able to place the correct path number and gate number into the
search fields. This will hopefully happen soon, but realize all this will
not happen overnight.

Also, if you happen to notice that the given name or surname in their
database is different than what you know it to be, they will only be able to
change it if you show them a copy of their death certificate and it
indicates the name you want it changed to. They normally check three of
their in-office sources to see if there is a discrepancy in the names, but
if in all three sources the name is the same as what's already in their
database, it stays that way until they see the death certificate.

Rest assured that I will keep you up-to-date on any changes that might occur
with their database, so stay tuned. The people in the Mt. Zion cemetery
office are very nice and helpful and will do whatever they can to help all
of us.

By the way, Mt. Zion still will take gravestone photos for a fee. You can
see their policy on my cemetery directory page at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cp-directory.htm . Note that on the same page
I now have contact info for the Silver Lake and Mt. Richmond Cemeteries
which are under the aegis of the Hebrew Free Burial Association.

Regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com