Date   

Vilkaviskis Arenbergs/Aronbergs #lithuania

TheGoodLifeToo@...
 

I have hit 'that brick wall' regarding the Arenberg/Aronberg families >from
Vilkaviskis and the surrounding area in Lithuania. The archives appear to
have little. I am now wondering whether anyone knows of records in Israel
or any other country regarding these families. I have family trees that
go back to the early 1800s but I can't connect my grandfather to the trees,
even though I know that he was related to people on the trees. I would
be most appreciative if anyone has any suggestions regarding these
families.

Harriet Arnberg Weidenbaum
Huntington, NY USA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilkaviskis Arenbergs/Aronbergs #lithuania

TheGoodLifeToo@...
 

I have hit 'that brick wall' regarding the Arenberg/Aronberg families >from
Vilkaviskis and the surrounding area in Lithuania. The archives appear to
have little. I am now wondering whether anyone knows of records in Israel
or any other country regarding these families. I have family trees that
go back to the early 1800s but I can't connect my grandfather to the trees,
even though I know that he was related to people on the trees. I would
be most appreciative if anyone has any suggestions regarding these
families.

Harriet Arnberg Weidenbaum
Huntington, NY USA


Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #poland

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Passover -- and to
IAJGS Achievement Awards. So I pose these "Four Questions" to all
of you:

1) What coveted award do Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan
King, and Miriam Weiner have in common?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider,
Stephen Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been
recognized?

3) Why and when have kudoes gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the distinquished lists of past winners of
IAJGS's annual Achievement Awards at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

o Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

o The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

o Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage Jewish genealogists to be part of the process. Please
look at the lists of past recipients and ask yourself a fifth
question: "Who else belongs here?" If you have benefited >from
a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination -- this year if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

o Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

o Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

o Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me privately.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us
OR RS1205@gmail.com

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #poland

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Passover -- and to
IAJGS Achievement Awards. So I pose these "Four Questions" to all
of you:

1) What coveted award do Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan
King, and Miriam Weiner have in common?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider,
Stephen Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been
recognized?

3) Why and when have kudoes gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the distinquished lists of past winners of
IAJGS's annual Achievement Awards at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

o Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

o The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

o Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage Jewish genealogists to be part of the process. Please
look at the lists of past recipients and ask yourself a fifth
question: "Who else belongs here?" If you have benefited >from
a wonderful project, internet resource, publication, or
programming that isn't listed, let your JGS know and propose a
nomination -- this year if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

o Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

o Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

o Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me privately.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us
OR RS1205@gmail.com

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


Please Resend Bounced Messages #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Please re-send mail sent to my email address which received a "Mail Box is
Full' error message.

My Mail-box is now working properly, but the
returned messages were lost in cyberspace!
I apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for resending.

Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov

Searching:
ABELMAN, ARONSON, DOROGOI, FRUCHT/FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, GORDON, MELC,
SHEINKEROVICH, SHIMENOVITZ, Kaunas,Vilnius, Moletai,Ukmerge, Lithuania
AVNER, AWNER,WECHSLER, EHRENPREIS,FRIEDHOFFER, Ukraine
NOUSSINOFF/NUSINOV, LENTOTCHNIK/LENT, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Please Resend Bounced Messages #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Please re-send mail sent to my email address which received a "Mail Box is
Full' error message.

My Mail-box is now working properly, but the
returned messages were lost in cyberspace!
I apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for resending.

Sylvia
Sylvia Furshman Nusinov

Searching:
ABELMAN, ARONSON, DOROGOI, FRUCHT/FURSHMAN, FURSTMAN, GORDON, MELC,
SHEINKEROVICH, SHIMENOVITZ, Kaunas,Vilnius, Moletai,Ukmerge, Lithuania
AVNER, AWNER,WECHSLER, EHRENPREIS,FRIEDHOFFER, Ukraine
NOUSSINOFF/NUSINOV, LENTOTCHNIK/LENT, Ukraine


New Book: "Some Jewish Families of Hesse and Galicia" #general

Nathan Reiss <nreiss@...>
 

I am pleased to announce publication of the second edition of my book, "Some
Jewish Families of Hesse and Galicia". The book includes information on over
9,000 persons, is over 1,100 pages in length and includes hundreds of
photos, maps and diagrams, as well as biographical information about famiy
members, where available. The book also includes extensive historical
information on the Jewish communities of the various ancestral towns, and on
the Jews of Germany and Galicia.

The main family groups covered in the book, and their ancestral towns, are

from Germany:
REISS (Ulrichstein)
GOTTLIEB (Grebenau)
STRAUSS (Grebenau, Lauterbach, Storndorf)
BAUM (Lichenroth)
GOLDSCHMIDT, HESS, LEVI-KANN (Heubach, Sterbfritz, Uttrichshausen, Zuentersbach)
LILIENSTEIN, STERN (Gossfelden)
GRIESHEIM (Beuern)
EDELMUTH (Beuern and Reiskirchen)
MEYERFELD/MAYERFELD (Beuern, Treysa, Ziegenhain, Kirtorf, Bielefeld,
Beverungen, Crumstadt, Biebesheim)
LIPPMANN (Bauschheim)
MAY (Rossdorf, Graefenhausen, Ober-Ramstadt)
METZGER (Weisenau, Mainz)

from Poland:
DYNER, FREYLICH, GOLDBLUM, JAKUBOWICZ, MOSKOWICZ, TOBJASZ, MELLER,
SZLAMOWICZ (Olkusz)
KRIEGER (Oswiecim, Malec, Osiek, Kety)

The price of the book is $80. A complete listing of towns and family names
mentioned in the book can be found at my Web site,
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeskyb6.

Nathan Reiss
Highland Park, NJ

nreiss@aesop.rutgers.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time announcement of a new
book of genealogical interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Book: "Some Jewish Families of Hesse and Galicia" #general

Nathan Reiss <nreiss@...>
 

I am pleased to announce publication of the second edition of my book, "Some
Jewish Families of Hesse and Galicia". The book includes information on over
9,000 persons, is over 1,100 pages in length and includes hundreds of
photos, maps and diagrams, as well as biographical information about famiy
members, where available. The book also includes extensive historical
information on the Jewish communities of the various ancestral towns, and on
the Jews of Germany and Galicia.

The main family groups covered in the book, and their ancestral towns, are

from Germany:
REISS (Ulrichstein)
GOTTLIEB (Grebenau)
STRAUSS (Grebenau, Lauterbach, Storndorf)
BAUM (Lichenroth)
GOLDSCHMIDT, HESS, LEVI-KANN (Heubach, Sterbfritz, Uttrichshausen, Zuentersbach)
LILIENSTEIN, STERN (Gossfelden)
GRIESHEIM (Beuern)
EDELMUTH (Beuern and Reiskirchen)
MEYERFELD/MAYERFELD (Beuern, Treysa, Ziegenhain, Kirtorf, Bielefeld,
Beverungen, Crumstadt, Biebesheim)
LIPPMANN (Bauschheim)
MAY (Rossdorf, Graefenhausen, Ober-Ramstadt)
METZGER (Weisenau, Mainz)

from Poland:
DYNER, FREYLICH, GOLDBLUM, JAKUBOWICZ, MOSKOWICZ, TOBJASZ, MELLER,
SZLAMOWICZ (Olkusz)
KRIEGER (Oswiecim, Malec, Osiek, Kety)

The price of the book is $80. A complete listing of towns and family names
mentioned in the book can be found at my Web site,
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeskyb6.

Nathan Reiss
Highland Park, NJ

nreiss@aesop.rutgers.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time announcement of a new
book of genealogical interest.


Re: Where did they come from? Why say near large town or Gubernia? #general

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

The answer to this is very simple. How many of us have said ie "I sm
from New York State". Well, to say you are >from Minsk Gubernia, as my
Grandmother did who was >from Pinsk in Minsk Gubernia, is the same as sayng
you are >from a state.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Hi All:
I have a few pieces of evidence pointing to the FINKELSTEIN family I am
researching comes >from Lomza. I know that Lomza can be referred to as the
town and as the Gubernia.
I have located a WWI Draft Card that lists Israel FINKELSTEIN's birth town
as Lomza. (Adding this to the other evidence I have, I know that the
family is at least >from the Lomza Gubernia.) My question is this: Would
someone on a questionnaire like this, answer the question "Where were you
born?"
with the answer Lomza, if they did only live in the Gubernia, not the town.
Or if being asked that question thousands of miles away >from where you were
actually born (and knowing the person reading it would not really know
either locale) you would just be very general. I know my questions is very
subjective, but I would like opinions.
Thank you,
Have a great day!
Aaron M Fink


Re: Where did they come from? Why say near large town or Gubernia? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Gloria Bailey" <GAB123@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:000301c6494e$26371a60$bccf1618@GLORIA...

Aaron Fink asked why would his family member say he was >from Lomza the
Gubernia rather than the town he was born in?

I can only say that my grandfather always said he was >from Minsk, though
we knew he belonged to the Slutsker branch of the Workman's Circle. I
learned >from a taped interview with his older brother that he was actually
born in Romanova and later lived in Slutsk, but never in the city of Minsk.
I think it is clear that he was naming a place people would have heard of
rather than the actual small town. Often he just said he was >from "Russia",
and then said Minsk if people asked where in Russia.
I was told that my grandfather came >from Lvov/Lemberg, Austria-Hungary. It
was only when we looked at his naturalisation papers that Wielkie Oczy
became apparent.

Likewise I come >from a place in the outer suburbs of London and which until
1965 was in the county of Hertfordshire.

When I tell people who also live in London where I live I give the nearest
tube station because they will not have a precise knowledge of the place.

Think back a hundred years before mass tourism, air travel etc. It was some
tiny place in the Old Country.

My mother said that she never thought of asking her father why his family
came to England. You didn't!

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Where did they come from? Why say near large town or Gubernia? #general

Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

The answer to this is very simple. How many of us have said ie "I sm
from New York State". Well, to say you are >from Minsk Gubernia, as my
Grandmother did who was >from Pinsk in Minsk Gubernia, is the same as sayng
you are >from a state.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

Hi All:
I have a few pieces of evidence pointing to the FINKELSTEIN family I am
researching comes >from Lomza. I know that Lomza can be referred to as the
town and as the Gubernia.
I have located a WWI Draft Card that lists Israel FINKELSTEIN's birth town
as Lomza. (Adding this to the other evidence I have, I know that the
family is at least >from the Lomza Gubernia.) My question is this: Would
someone on a questionnaire like this, answer the question "Where were you
born?"
with the answer Lomza, if they did only live in the Gubernia, not the town.
Or if being asked that question thousands of miles away >from where you were
actually born (and knowing the person reading it would not really know
either locale) you would just be very general. I know my questions is very
subjective, but I would like opinions.
Thank you,
Have a great day!
Aaron M Fink


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where did they come from? Why say near large town or Gubernia? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Gloria Bailey" <GAB123@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:000301c6494e$26371a60$bccf1618@GLORIA...

Aaron Fink asked why would his family member say he was >from Lomza the
Gubernia rather than the town he was born in?

I can only say that my grandfather always said he was >from Minsk, though
we knew he belonged to the Slutsker branch of the Workman's Circle. I
learned >from a taped interview with his older brother that he was actually
born in Romanova and later lived in Slutsk, but never in the city of Minsk.
I think it is clear that he was naming a place people would have heard of
rather than the actual small town. Often he just said he was >from "Russia",
and then said Minsk if people asked where in Russia.
I was told that my grandfather came >from Lvov/Lemberg, Austria-Hungary. It
was only when we looked at his naturalisation papers that Wielkie Oczy
became apparent.

Likewise I come >from a place in the outer suburbs of London and which until
1965 was in the county of Hertfordshire.

When I tell people who also live in London where I live I give the nearest
tube station because they will not have a precise knowledge of the place.

Think back a hundred years before mass tourism, air travel etc. It was some
tiny place in the Old Country.

My mother said that she never thought of asking her father why his family
came to England. You didn't!

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JGS Palm Beach County,Inc., Florida #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County,Inc.
Celebrating our Fifteenth Anniversary Year
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

Meeting: March 22, 2006
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach
11:30 AM - Special Interest Group - Galicia SIG, Classroom 2
12:30 PM - Brick Wall Session
1:00 PM - Brief business meeting followed by program
(Guest fee for non-members $5.00)

Special Guest Speaker
"Mr. Genealogy"
Warren Blatt
Editor in Chief, Jewish Gen
Program: An Introduction to JewishGen
Warren will take us step-by-step through the on-line, interactive process of
using JewishGen's (www.jewishgen.org) internet databases-how to search them
and how to add your own data.

He will cover, in-depth, the four most popular data bases: JewishGen Family
Finder (JGFF), containing information on over 300,000 ancestral towns and
surnames; JewishGen ShtetlSeeker (over 500,000 European localities); Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), linked family trees listing more than two
million individuals; and JewishGen Discussion Group message archives, which
encompass the full text of over 100,000 messages posted to the JewishGen
Discussion Group since 1993.

Mr. Blatt, who was awarded the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award in
Jerusalem, in 2004, is the Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of JewishGen,
the primary Internet site for Jewish genealogy. Jewish Gen is now an
affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the
Holocaust (www.mjhnyc.org) in New York City.

Warren is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area
(JGSGB, 1996); and, co-author (with Gary Mokotoff) of Getting Started in
Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu, 1999.) He was the Chair of the 15th
International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, held in Boston in 1996.

Future Meetings

April
Please Note: Meeting date changed to last Wednesday in April because of
Passover holiday.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Program: "SOS-Share our Successes" -
one of our most popular programs. Each year several of our members share
their breakthroughs in family research and offer techniques on how they
achieved their results.
The Poland Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet in Classroom 2, 11:30 AM.

May
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Program: "A Successful Family Reunion,
Including Family History and Genealogy"
Family reunions are an important part of our genealogical networking.
JGSPBCI members Sandra and Don Hirschhorn recently chaired a tremendously
successful family reunion. They will share techniques on how to prepare for
and enjoy a successful genealogical event and/or reunion.

Jewish Genealogy Month: March 30-April 28
Once again, Avotaynu is sponsoring Jewish Genealogy Month. This year it is
March 30 -April 28, 2006, which corresponds to the Hebrew month of Nisan
5766--the Passover season.

This year's theme is "I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever," which
was motivated by the Mormon/Jewish controversy of the posthumous baptism of
Jews.

It is the Mormon belief that anyone who does not accept baptism into the
Mormon Church cannot live in the presence of God after death. The poster
depicts a Jewish marriage ceremony with ancestors viewing the ceremony on
one side and future descendants on the other.

The 2006 poster, as well as all its predecessors, are displayed at
http://www.avotaynu.com/poster.htm.

Registrations now being accepted for the
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: August 13-18, 2006,
New York Marriott Marquis Hotel,
hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society (New York)
For additional information about registration and the conference go to:
http://www.jgsny2006.org/
For other information, email information@jgsny2006.org.
For printed registration forms, write to: JGS, Inc. 2006, IAJGS Conference
PO Box 6398 New York, NY 10128

Dennis Rice, JGSPBCI President drtigers@aol.com or
President@jgspalmbeachcounty.org
Jacqueline Fineblit, e-mail editor
EmailEditor@jgspalmbeachcounty.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Palm Beach County,Inc., Florida #general

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County,Inc.
Celebrating our Fifteenth Anniversary Year
www.jgspalmbeachcounty.org

Meeting: March 22, 2006
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach
11:30 AM - Special Interest Group - Galicia SIG, Classroom 2
12:30 PM - Brick Wall Session
1:00 PM - Brief business meeting followed by program
(Guest fee for non-members $5.00)

Special Guest Speaker
"Mr. Genealogy"
Warren Blatt
Editor in Chief, Jewish Gen
Program: An Introduction to JewishGen
Warren will take us step-by-step through the on-line, interactive process of
using JewishGen's (www.jewishgen.org) internet databases-how to search them
and how to add your own data.

He will cover, in-depth, the four most popular data bases: JewishGen Family
Finder (JGFF), containing information on over 300,000 ancestral towns and
surnames; JewishGen ShtetlSeeker (over 500,000 European localities); Family
Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), linked family trees listing more than two
million individuals; and JewishGen Discussion Group message archives, which
encompass the full text of over 100,000 messages posted to the JewishGen
Discussion Group since 1993.

Mr. Blatt, who was awarded the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement award in
Jerusalem, in 2004, is the Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of JewishGen,
the primary Internet site for Jewish genealogy. Jewish Gen is now an
affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the
Holocaust (www.mjhnyc.org) in New York City.

Warren is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area
(JGSGB, 1996); and, co-author (with Gary Mokotoff) of Getting Started in
Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu, 1999.) He was the Chair of the 15th
International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, held in Boston in 1996.

Future Meetings

April
Please Note: Meeting date changed to last Wednesday in April because of
Passover holiday.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Program: "SOS-Share our Successes" -
one of our most popular programs. Each year several of our members share
their breakthroughs in family research and offer techniques on how they
achieved their results.
The Poland Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet in Classroom 2, 11:30 AM.

May
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Program: "A Successful Family Reunion,
Including Family History and Genealogy"
Family reunions are an important part of our genealogical networking.
JGSPBCI members Sandra and Don Hirschhorn recently chaired a tremendously
successful family reunion. They will share techniques on how to prepare for
and enjoy a successful genealogical event and/or reunion.

Jewish Genealogy Month: March 30-April 28
Once again, Avotaynu is sponsoring Jewish Genealogy Month. This year it is
March 30 -April 28, 2006, which corresponds to the Hebrew month of Nisan
5766--the Passover season.

This year's theme is "I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever," which
was motivated by the Mormon/Jewish controversy of the posthumous baptism of
Jews.

It is the Mormon belief that anyone who does not accept baptism into the
Mormon Church cannot live in the presence of God after death. The poster
depicts a Jewish marriage ceremony with ancestors viewing the ceremony on
one side and future descendants on the other.

The 2006 poster, as well as all its predecessors, are displayed at
http://www.avotaynu.com/poster.htm.

Registrations now being accepted for the
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: August 13-18, 2006,
New York Marriott Marquis Hotel,
hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society (New York)
For additional information about registration and the conference go to:
http://www.jgsny2006.org/
For other information, email information@jgsny2006.org.
For printed registration forms, write to: JGS, Inc. 2006, IAJGS Conference
PO Box 6398 New York, NY 10128

Dennis Rice, JGSPBCI President drtigers@aol.com or
President@jgspalmbeachcounty.org
Jacqueline Fineblit, e-mail editor
EmailEditor@jgspalmbeachcounty.org


researching NELSON #unitedkingdom

Wendy Allen <wenatalieall@...>
 

Hello
I am researching my great grandfather's family who were called NELSON. I
know >from the 1901 census that Jacob Nelson and his family, including my
grandfather Reuben Nelson, were German subjects and lived in Hull where they
were engaged as furniture-makers. My grandfather's siblings were named
Benjamin, Barnett and Jenny, who was born in Scotland. My grandfather also
worked and lived in London and Ireland during the 1920s as a furniture
maker. He served in a Liverpool regiment and in the Labour Corps during WW1
where he was injured. I cannot find ascertain where Jacon originated >from In
germay or if Nelson is in fact a name change. My grandfather kept a Jewish
prayer book, Phylactery and love of his Jewish background, but I have no
idea if both parents were Jewish.
Other than these facts I cannot trace my family. Does anyone know of any
sources I could look at?
Wendy, Derbyshire


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom researching NELSON #unitedkingdom

Wendy Allen <wenatalieall@...>
 

Hello
I am researching my great grandfather's family who were called NELSON. I
know >from the 1901 census that Jacob Nelson and his family, including my
grandfather Reuben Nelson, were German subjects and lived in Hull where they
were engaged as furniture-makers. My grandfather's siblings were named
Benjamin, Barnett and Jenny, who was born in Scotland. My grandfather also
worked and lived in London and Ireland during the 1920s as a furniture
maker. He served in a Liverpool regiment and in the Labour Corps during WW1
where he was injured. I cannot find ascertain where Jacon originated >from In
germay or if Nelson is in fact a name change. My grandfather kept a Jewish
prayer book, Phylactery and love of his Jewish background, but I have no
idea if both parents were Jewish.
Other than these facts I cannot trace my family. Does anyone know of any
sources I could look at?
Wendy, Derbyshire


Volkovysk family #belarus

Lydia Sussman <lydiatobey@...>
 

I am looking for anyone who may have information about
my grandparents who originally lived in Volkovysk.
They grew up in the same building. My grandmother was
Michlah WEINSTEIN and my grandfather was known as
Seidel SHULAMIL. My grandmother's father was Shepsel
WEINSTEIN and his father may have been Abel. I have
no information beyond my grandfather's name. They
married in the US in 1908 and settled in Salem and
once here took the names Mildred and Harry GOLDSTEIN.

I would appreciate any information anyone has about
the families before the US. Thanks for your help.

LYDIA SUSSMAN
STUDIO CITY CA
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Belarus SIG #Belarus Volkovysk family #belarus

Lydia Sussman <lydiatobey@...>
 

I am looking for anyone who may have information about
my grandparents who originally lived in Volkovysk.
They grew up in the same building. My grandmother was
Michlah WEINSTEIN and my grandfather was known as
Seidel SHULAMIL. My grandmother's father was Shepsel
WEINSTEIN and his father may have been Abel. I have
no information beyond my grandfather's name. They
married in the US in 1908 and settled in Salem and
once here took the names Mildred and Harry GOLDSTEIN.

I would appreciate any information anyone has about
the families before the US. Thanks for your help.

LYDIA SUSSMAN
STUDIO CITY CA
MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder is often the first and best place to
search for others who are searching for the same names and/or towns. It's at
www.jewishgen.org/jgff
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Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Pesach -- and to IAJGS
Achievement Awards. So I pose these "Four Questions" to all of you:

1) What coveted award do Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan King,
and Miriam Weiner have in common?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider, Stephen
Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been recognized?

3) Why and when have kudos gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the distinquished list of past winners of IAJGS's
annual Achievement Awards at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html .

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

-- Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

-- The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

-- Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. Please
look at the list of past recipients and think about who else
belongs there. If you have benefited >from a wonderful project,
internet resource, publication, or programming that isn't
listed, let your JGS know and propose a nomination -- this year
if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

-- Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

-- Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

-- Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish genealogy awards - "Four Questions" and some reminders #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

It's the time of year when thoughts turn to Pesach -- and to IAJGS
Achievement Awards. So I pose these "Four Questions" to all of you:

1) What coveted award do Warren Blatt, Stanley Diamond, Susan King,
and Miriam Weiner have in common?

2) For what achievement have Yad Vashem, Alexander Beider, Stephen
Morse, and the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project been recognized?

3) Why and when have kudos gone to David Fox and to the JGSs of
Los Angeles, Montreal, and Ottawa.

4) The JGSs of Greater Philadelphia, New York, Palm Beach County,
and Los Angeles have been honored for excellence in what area?

For answers, see the distinquished list of past winners of IAJGS's
annual Achievement Awards at www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awards.html .

Since 1998, the Jewish genealogy community has acknowledged
important contributions by individuals and groups with IAJGS
Achievement Awards, presented annually by the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Thank you to all
who have already submitted nominations for the 2006 awards. For
those who haven't completed their nominations yet, here are some
reminders:

-- Awards are given in four categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the
Internet, Print or Electronic Product

Outstanding Programming or Project that Advances the
Objectives of Jewish Genealogy

Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

-- The Call for Nominations appears at
www.iajgs.org/awards_files/awardnomincall.html
Please be sure to click on each award category for criteria
for that award.

-- Although nominations must come to the Awards Committee >from
an IAJGS member organization (www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm),
we encourage JewishGenners to be part of the process. Please
look at the list of past recipients and think about who else
belongs there. If you have benefited >from a wonderful project,
internet resource, publication, or programming that isn't
listed, let your JGS know and propose a nomination -- this year
if you and they can hurry, or for 2007.

-- Societies are welcomed -- in fact, urged -- to nominate their
own publications, projects, and projects. Don't be shy!

-- Nominations for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards should be
submitted by April 1, 2006. We encourage you to get your 2006
nominations in and to start thinking about next year's awards
as well.

-- Awards will be announced and presented on Thursday, August 17,
at the 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
in New York City.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
rsteinig@suffolk.lib.ny.us

... for the 2006 IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Carol Davidson Baird (Past President, San Diego JGS)
Hal Bookbinder (Immediate Past President, IAJGS)
Joel Spector (Secretary, IAJGS)
Renee Stern Steinig, Chair (Vice President, JGS of Long Island)
Ignacio Sternberg (President, Asociacion de Genealogia Judia de Venezuela)