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Article on County Histories #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

I just received my "Ancestry Weekly Digest" email today and it
contained an article about using published county histories in your
American research. Whenever beginners contact me for advice, I always
recommend looking for a county history when the research subject
lived outside a major metropolitan area during the last half of the
19th century. I have found helpful biographical sketches in histories
of Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis), as well as counties in
Kentucky, Missouri, and Kansas. Unless your ancestor settled in New
York city, I strongly urge you to seek out the county histories of
places where they lived. Even if you don't think they were important
people, they might show up in a county history. Here is the URL of
the article:

http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=10592&o_iid=20918&o_lid=20918&o_it=831

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@pinehurst.net> [Founder of Early American SIG]


Early American SIG #USA Article on County Histories #usa

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@...>
 

I just received my "Ancestry Weekly Digest" email today and it
contained an article about using published county histories in your
American research. Whenever beginners contact me for advice, I always
recommend looking for a county history when the research subject
lived outside a major metropolitan area during the last half of the
19th century. I have found helpful biographical sketches in histories
of Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis), as well as counties in
Kentucky, Missouri, and Kansas. Unless your ancestor settled in New
York city, I strongly urge you to seek out the county histories of
places where they lived. Even if you don't think they were important
people, they might show up in a county history. Here is the URL of
the article:

http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=10592&o_iid=20918&o_lid=20918&o_it=831

Rachel Unkefer <runkefer@pinehurst.net> [Founder of Early American SIG]


POLACSEK #germany

Lande
 

Otto and Helene POLACSEK are both listed in the Austrian Holocaust death
database (www.doew.at) as having died in Auschwitz. They were, therefore,
presumably Austrian citizens. However, they are not listed as property
declarants immediately after Anschluss, and presumably had already left
Austria. This is confirmed by their listings as having been deported and
perished as follows: Otto born 23/9/89 in Weenen was deported >from
Westerbork in Holland to Auschwitz where he died 3/8/42. Helene nee Brand
born 30/7/01 (place of birth not given) was deported >from Malvines in
Belgium to Auschwitz and died there 15/1/43. The place of birth can
probably be obtained by writing to Malvines. There are numerous other
persons with the surname POLACSEK, including two in Austria (Egon and
Rosamunde) but I know of no way of determining whether they are related.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <pdlande@starpower.net>


German SIG #Germany POLACSEK #germany

Lande
 

Otto and Helene POLACSEK are both listed in the Austrian Holocaust death
database (www.doew.at) as having died in Auschwitz. They were, therefore,
presumably Austrian citizens. However, they are not listed as property
declarants immediately after Anschluss, and presumably had already left
Austria. This is confirmed by their listings as having been deported and
perished as follows: Otto born 23/9/89 in Weenen was deported >from
Westerbork in Holland to Auschwitz where he died 3/8/42. Helene nee Brand
born 30/7/01 (place of birth not given) was deported >from Malvines in
Belgium to Auschwitz and died there 15/1/43. The place of birth can
probably be obtained by writing to Malvines. There are numerous other
persons with the surname POLACSEK, including two in Austria (Egon and
Rosamunde) but I know of no way of determining whether they are related.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. <pdlande@starpower.net>


Searching: Anyone with surname DEWITZ with possible Jewish ancestry for DNA Surname Project #germany

Peter Lowe <Peter.Lowe@...>
 

Does anyone know any men with the surname DEWITZ who might have had
Jewish ancestry? I am asking as I wish to locate men who might be
willing to participate in a simple, free, Y chromsome DNA analysis test
to establish whether they belong to a DEWITZ family descended >from Levin
David DEWITZ, proposed to be a brother of both my ancestor Israel David
LOEWENHEIM, and of Michael David WANGENHEIM, living in Tuetz in 1812.

Although I have been in contact with female line descendants, currently
I have no record of a living male line descendant.

I am also seeking direct male line members >from any LOEWENHEIM or
WANGENHEIM family for this test.

Thanking anyone for any suggestions of people to contact Regards

Peter Lowe Hertford, England

Web site with DEWITZ, WANGENHEIM & LOEWENHEIM families:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/loewenhe.htm

Researching: LOEWENHEIM, WANGENHEIM, DEWITZ, JERUSALEM, BEYKOVSKY, HERZ
& KROHN (West & East Prussia), JARUSLAWSKY, ADLER & EISNER (Bohemia)


German SIG #Germany Searching: Anyone with surname DEWITZ with possible Jewish ancestry for DNA Surname Project #germany

Peter Lowe <Peter.Lowe@...>
 

Does anyone know any men with the surname DEWITZ who might have had
Jewish ancestry? I am asking as I wish to locate men who might be
willing to participate in a simple, free, Y chromsome DNA analysis test
to establish whether they belong to a DEWITZ family descended >from Levin
David DEWITZ, proposed to be a brother of both my ancestor Israel David
LOEWENHEIM, and of Michael David WANGENHEIM, living in Tuetz in 1812.

Although I have been in contact with female line descendants, currently
I have no record of a living male line descendant.

I am also seeking direct male line members >from any LOEWENHEIM or
WANGENHEIM family for this test.

Thanking anyone for any suggestions of people to contact Regards

Peter Lowe Hertford, England

Web site with DEWITZ, WANGENHEIM & LOEWENHEIM families:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pnlowe/loewenhe.htm

Researching: LOEWENHEIM, WANGENHEIM, DEWITZ, JERUSALEM, BEYKOVSKY, HERZ
& KROHN (West & East Prussia), JARUSLAWSKY, ADLER & EISNER (Bohemia)


INTRO - Researching MERKEL, STRAUSS, HEINEMANN, ADLER, STERN #germany

phrosen@...
 

Hello GerSig - I just joined the group and I am a beginner in doing genealogical
research. I live in Denver, Colorado, USA. My native language is English and I
know a little German (very little). The family names and towns I am researching
are: MERKEL - of Messel, Dietzenbach, and Frankfurt am Main.
Given names: Gottschalk, Ferdinand, Isidor, Max. Maiden name of Hedwig and Karola.
HEINEMANN - of Messel , Dietzenbach, Frankfurt am Main. Maiden name Dora Merkel,
married name of her mother Dina.
STRAUSS - Wachenbuchen, Given names Solomon, Isaac
ADLER - Altwiedermus
STERN - Bertha of Schotten

Harriet Strauss Rosen phrosen@comcast.net Denver, Colorado, USA


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching MERKEL, STRAUSS, HEINEMANN, ADLER, STERN #germany

phrosen@...
 

Hello GerSig - I just joined the group and I am a beginner in doing genealogical
research. I live in Denver, Colorado, USA. My native language is English and I
know a little German (very little). The family names and towns I am researching
are: MERKEL - of Messel, Dietzenbach, and Frankfurt am Main.
Given names: Gottschalk, Ferdinand, Isidor, Max. Maiden name of Hedwig and Karola.
HEINEMANN - of Messel , Dietzenbach, Frankfurt am Main. Maiden name Dora Merkel,
married name of her mother Dina.
STRAUSS - Wachenbuchen, Given names Solomon, Isaac
ADLER - Altwiedermus
STERN - Bertha of Schotten

Harriet Strauss Rosen phrosen@comcast.net Denver, Colorado, USA


Edmonton Look up please #general

Rosalind
 

I would be grateful if someone going to Edmonton Cemetery in the near future
would do a look up of a tomb stone.
Freda Mundelbrote
S 15 at Edmonton.
Died 14/12/1928.

Would be happy to reciprocate if possible.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Ros Romem
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Edmonton Look up please #general

Rosalind
 

I would be grateful if someone going to Edmonton Cemetery in the near future
would do a look up of a tomb stone.
Freda Mundelbrote
S 15 at Edmonton.
Died 14/12/1928.

Would be happy to reciprocate if possible.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Ros Romem
Jerusalem


Very Interesting German-Jewish Site Cite: alemannia-judaica.de/ #germany

P. S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
 

Perhaps others are aware of this site:

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/

but I have just come across it, and I'd recommend it to you. It's in
German and although it concentrates on German-Jewish history and remains
of communities in Baden-Württemberg, Elsass (in France), Schweiz
(Switzerland), Vorarlberg (in Austria) and Bayrisch-Schwaben, there are
links to many other areas in greater Germany, including Berlin,
Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen,
Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen, as well as scattered
other locations in Europe.

For quite a number of locations, the information includes references
(with pictures and precise locations) to:
- Jewish cemeteries;
- synagogues, both destroyed and still extant;
- mikvehs;
- KZ memorial sites;
- Jewish museums, and so on.

There are also lists of Jewish history projects underway, local contacts
in many towns and villages, etc.

Very worthwhile looking at, in my view, assuming German fluency.

Peter Wyant Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


German SIG #Germany Very Interesting German-Jewish Site Cite: alemannia-judaica.de/ #germany

P. S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
 

Perhaps others are aware of this site:

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/

but I have just come across it, and I'd recommend it to you. It's in
German and although it concentrates on German-Jewish history and remains
of communities in Baden-Württemberg, Elsass (in France), Schweiz
(Switzerland), Vorarlberg (in Austria) and Bayrisch-Schwaben, there are
links to many other areas in greater Germany, including Berlin,
Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen,
Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen, as well as scattered
other locations in Europe.

For quite a number of locations, the information includes references
(with pictures and precise locations) to:
- Jewish cemeteries;
- synagogues, both destroyed and still extant;
- mikvehs;
- KZ memorial sites;
- Jewish museums, and so on.

There are also lists of Jewish history projects underway, local contacts
in many towns and villages, etc.

Very worthwhile looking at, in my view, assuming German fluency.

Peter Wyant Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


Yizkor Book Monthly Report for October 2005 #lithuania

Joyce Field
 

During the month of October 2005 we updated 10 yizkor books and
posted four new entries. All the additions are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary: town list
-Liubavas, Lithuania: Pinkas Hakehillot Lita
-Maramures Region: Ober Bistra (Verkhniy Bystryy),
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/maramures/maramures.html
-Palanga, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1, pp. 1453-1474

Updates:

-Borislav, Ukraine
-Chelm, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Radzyn Podalski, Poland
-Rejowiec,Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine

We are always eager to receive new translations. Please consider
translating a chapter >from a Pinkas HaKehillot volume or engaging
someone to translate it. We also need tables of contents translated
for many of the Pinkasim. Each volume covers a specific geographical
area: Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. Contact me
privately if you have any qustions.

Please also check the fundraising projects at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
Funds raised pay for the translation of these important volumes.
Without financial assistance these books will not be translated.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Yizkor Book Monthly Report for October 2005 #lithuania

Joyce Field
 

During the month of October 2005 we updated 10 yizkor books and
posted four new entries. All the additions are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html.

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary: town list
-Liubavas, Lithuania: Pinkas Hakehillot Lita
-Maramures Region: Ober Bistra (Verkhniy Bystryy),
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/maramures/maramures.html
-Palanga, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1, pp. 1453-1474

Updates:

-Borislav, Ukraine
-Chelm, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Radzyn Podalski, Poland
-Rejowiec,Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine

We are always eager to receive new translations. Please consider
translating a chapter >from a Pinkas HaKehillot volume or engaging
someone to translate it. We also need tables of contents translated
for many of the Pinkasim. Each volume covers a specific geographical
area: Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. Contact me
privately if you have any qustions.

Please also check the fundraising projects at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
Funds raised pay for the translation of these important volumes.
Without financial assistance these books will not be translated.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


One month until deadline for 2006 conference presentation proposals #lithuania

gloria@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We have received a great number of submissions for new and varied
presentations and look forward to receiving even more. If you are planning
to make a submission, please note that today is one-month mark before the
December 1st deadline for responding to our Call for Papers.

Submissions should be made at the Conference website at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm All abstract submissions must be submitted
via our on-line abstract module process. E-mail submittals will not be
accepted.

Possible presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops/Eastern and Central European research/Genetics
and DNA Research/Holocaust research/Immigration, naturalization and
migration/Eretz Israel, pre and post 1948/Methodology/Metropolitan New York
City and New York State research/Non-European research (e.g. India,
China)/Rabbinical research/Repositories/Sephardic research/South and Central
American research/Technology and Internet resources/United States&North
American research/Western European research/Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide specific
research methodology and that include specific information for researchers
to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring information.
Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline - December 1, 2005. Speakers will be notified no later
than February 1, 2006. Handout material/resource material, due March 1,
2006, is required for each presentation and will be included in the syllabus
distributed to all conference registrants. Further details of the handout
material requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania One month until deadline for 2006 conference presentation proposals #lithuania

gloria@...
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York is the host society for the 2006
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' annual
conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis here in New York City from
August 13th to 18th.

We have received a great number of submissions for new and varied
presentations and look forward to receiving even more. If you are planning
to make a submission, please note that today is one-month mark before the
December 1st deadline for responding to our Call for Papers.

Submissions should be made at the Conference website at
http://www.jgsny2006.org/call.cfm All abstract submissions must be submitted
via our on-line abstract module process. E-mail submittals will not be
accepted.

Possible presentation categories are listed below:

Computer Training Workshops/Eastern and Central European research/Genetics
and DNA Research/Holocaust research/Immigration, naturalization and
migration/Eretz Israel, pre and post 1948/Methodology/Metropolitan New York
City and New York State research/Non-European research (e.g. India,
China)/Rabbinical research/Repositories/Sephardic research/South and Central
American research/Technology and Internet resources/United States&North
American research/Western European research/Yiddish theater/Tin Pan Alley

The decision to accept a submission will be heavily weighted toward
presentations not given at previous IAJGS Conferences, that provide specific
research methodology and that include specific information for researchers
to replicate the success of the presenter in acquiring information.
Sessions will be one hour and fifteen minutes, with the last 15 minutes
reserved for questions and answers.

Proposal Deadline - December 1, 2005. Speakers will be notified no later
than February 1, 2006. Handout material/resource material, due March 1,
2006, is required for each presentation and will be included in the syllabus
distributed to all conference registrants. Further details of the handout
material requirements will be provided upon acceptance of lecture.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
2006 Conference Program Committee Chair
gloria@jgsny2006.org


Yizkor Book Monthly Report for October 2005 #general

Joyce Field
 

During the month of October 2005 we updated 10 yizkor books and
posted four new entries. All the additions are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html .

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary: town list
-Liubavas, Lithuania: Pinkas Hakehillot Lita
-Maramures Region: Ober Bistra (Verkhniy Bystryy),
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/maramures/maramures.html
-Palanga, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1, pp. 1453-1474

Updates:

-Borislav, Ukraine
-Chelm, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Radzyn Podalski, Poland
-Rejowiec,Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine

We are always eager to receive new translations. Please consider
translating a chapter >from a Pinkas HaKehillot volume or engaging
someone to translate it. We also need tables of contents translated
for many of the Pinkasim. Each volume covers a specific geographical
area: Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. Contact me
privately if you have any qustions.

Please also check the fundraising projects at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23 .
Funds raised pay for the translation of these important volumes.
Without financial assistance these books will not be translated.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Monthly Report for October 2005 #general

Joyce Field
 

During the month of October 2005 we updated 10 yizkor books and
posted four new entries. All the additions are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html .

New entries:

-Pinkas HaKehillot Hungary: town list
-Liubavas, Lithuania: Pinkas Hakehillot Lita
-Maramures Region: Ober Bistra (Verkhniy Bystryy),
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/maramures/maramures.html
-Palanga, Lithuania: Lite, volume 1, pp. 1453-1474

Updates:

-Borislav, Ukraine
-Chelm, Poland
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Holocaust in Belarus
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Podgaytsy, Ukraine
-Radzyn Podalski, Poland
-Rejowiec,Poland
-Shumskoye, Ukraine

We are always eager to receive new translations. Please consider
translating a chapter >from a Pinkas HaKehillot volume or engaging
someone to translate it. We also need tables of contents translated
for many of the Pinkasim. Each volume covers a specific geographical
area: Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia & Estonia, Libya, Lithuania,
Netherlands, Poland (7 volumes), Romania (2 volumes), Slovakia,
Yugoslavia. There is a separate "chapter" for each town. Contact me
privately if you have any qustions.

Please also check the fundraising projects at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23 .
Funds raised pay for the translation of these important volumes.
Without financial assistance these books will not be translated.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition
jfield@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html


Reminder - Use Lockbox 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194 #lithuania

Richard H. Hoffman/LitvakSIG Treasurer/Membership Chair <litvaksigmembership@...>
 

It has come to my attention that LitvakSIG's previous Lockbox in Chicago is
no longer forwarding mail.

Please remember if you are sending donations to LitvakSIG to use
Lockbox 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194.

You can also fax credit card donations to the telephone number at the bottom
of the digest.

2006 Membership Dues are due January 1, 2006. If paid before December 31,
2005, those in the U.S. can use this donation on your 2005 paperwork.

If you have any questions regarding your membership status or donation
status, please e-mail me privately at litvaksigmembership@earthlink.net

Sincerely,

Richard H. Hoffman
LitvakSIG Treasurer/Membership Chair
litvaksigmembership@earthlink.net
www.jewishgen.org/litvak/


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Reminder - Use Lockbox 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194 #lithuania

Richard H. Hoffman/LitvakSIG Treasurer/Membership Chair <litvaksigmembership@...>
 

It has come to my attention that LitvakSIG's previous Lockbox in Chicago is
no longer forwarding mail.

Please remember if you are sending donations to LitvakSIG to use
Lockbox 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194.

You can also fax credit card donations to the telephone number at the bottom
of the digest.

2006 Membership Dues are due January 1, 2006. If paid before December 31,
2005, those in the U.S. can use this donation on your 2005 paperwork.

If you have any questions regarding your membership status or donation
status, please e-mail me privately at litvaksigmembership@earthlink.net

Sincerely,

Richard H. Hoffman
LitvakSIG Treasurer/Membership Chair
litvaksigmembership@earthlink.net
www.jewishgen.org/litvak/