Date   

LIBERMAN'S of Pinsk #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

On 9 February 1957 my cousin Meir LIBERMAN submitted pages of testimony for
many of my relatives. (Because there were 2 Meir Liberman's submitting
pages in the same year, I've only chosen the ones registered on that date.)
All were born, resided in & died in Pinsk in 1942. For each, Meir is listed
as relative (the first one, has relationship as brother, though the
information is conflicting; the starred one submitted by another person.) I
don't yet know how these people were related to the Liberman family. The
first question is, does anyone recognize these names? The second, does
anyone know the derivation of the name MARKALUK?

Pinchas LIBERMAN son of Moshe & Dvora b1909, & Spouse Perel nee ELPINER
Submitter Meir LIBERMAN Brother

Perl/Perel LIBERMAN nee SEGAL daughter of Pesakh b1910 Spouse Pinkhas

Children of Moshe PONIATICKI & Sara/Nekhama:
*Yoel PONIATYCKA b1880, & Spouse Shprintza b1890 Widow Submitter Roza
RATNER Relative Registration 11/04/1957
Makhla KORSZ/KORESH b1895, & her Spouse Shalom b1890
Leib b1902, & Spouse Ita b1904 1st Child Moshe Age 8
David b1912 Spouse Chaia
Rajzel b1913

Yoel's children:
Yehuda b1893 Spouse Elka b1895
Chaia b1918 Spouse David
Bela b1915 Single

Children of Shalom KORESH & Makhla:
Yitzhkhak b1910 Spouse Roza
Rajzel b1915 Spouse Yitzkhak
Jakob/Yaakov b1920 Single Pupil
Khana b1922 Single Pupil

Children of Shmuel/Shlomo/Aharon MARKALUK & Zelda:
David b1889 Spouse Ester Daughter of Chaia-Lea b1890
Zelig b1885 & Spouse Rivka

Szmuel/Shmuel PERLMAN b1890, & Spouse Guta nee LIBERMAN daughter of Moshe &
Yehudit b1895

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIBERMAN'S of Pinsk #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

On 9 February 1957 my cousin Meir LIBERMAN submitted pages of testimony for
many of my relatives. (Because there were 2 Meir Liberman's submitting
pages in the same year, I've only chosen the ones registered on that date.)
All were born, resided in & died in Pinsk in 1942. For each, Meir is listed
as relative (the first one, has relationship as brother, though the
information is conflicting; the starred one submitted by another person.) I
don't yet know how these people were related to the Liberman family. The
first question is, does anyone recognize these names? The second, does
anyone know the derivation of the name MARKALUK?

Pinchas LIBERMAN son of Moshe & Dvora b1909, & Spouse Perel nee ELPINER
Submitter Meir LIBERMAN Brother

Perl/Perel LIBERMAN nee SEGAL daughter of Pesakh b1910 Spouse Pinkhas

Children of Moshe PONIATICKI & Sara/Nekhama:
*Yoel PONIATYCKA b1880, & Spouse Shprintza b1890 Widow Submitter Roza
RATNER Relative Registration 11/04/1957
Makhla KORSZ/KORESH b1895, & her Spouse Shalom b1890
Leib b1902, & Spouse Ita b1904 1st Child Moshe Age 8
David b1912 Spouse Chaia
Rajzel b1913

Yoel's children:
Yehuda b1893 Spouse Elka b1895
Chaia b1918 Spouse David
Bela b1915 Single

Children of Shalom KORESH & Makhla:
Yitzhkhak b1910 Spouse Roza
Rajzel b1915 Spouse Yitzkhak
Jakob/Yaakov b1920 Single Pupil
Khana b1922 Single Pupil

Children of Shmuel/Shlomo/Aharon MARKALUK & Zelda:
David b1889 Spouse Ester Daughter of Chaia-Lea b1890
Zelig b1885 & Spouse Rivka

Szmuel/Shmuel PERLMAN b1890, & Spouse Guta nee LIBERMAN daughter of Moshe &
Yehudit b1895

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ


Old Yeshivas and Shuls Paterson NJ #general

jaroen@...
 

Has anyone any information whatsoever about the old yeshivas or any
shuls or study houses of Hasidim >from the 1920's to the 1940's in
Paterson NJ? Is there a way to aquire copies of any photographs or
anything relating to them whatsoever? Thank you for reading this. My
name is Candace Carpenter. I did not learn my mother was a Jew until
after her death and there are no records at all.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old Yeshivas and Shuls Paterson NJ #general

jaroen@...
 

Has anyone any information whatsoever about the old yeshivas or any
shuls or study houses of Hasidim >from the 1920's to the 1940's in
Paterson NJ? Is there a way to aquire copies of any photographs or
anything relating to them whatsoever? Thank you for reading this. My
name is Candace Carpenter. I did not learn my mother was a Jew until
after her death and there are no records at all.


Pre-1906 NYC Naturalization Records #general

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

Ilya Zeldes has asked where to write for an 1887 Naturalization Record
issued by the Superior Court of the County of New York (also known as the
island of Manhattan).

Please note that *all* pre-1906 New York City naturalization records are
available at the New York branch of the the National Archives on Houston at
Varick Streets. When you write to them, it is extremely important that you
include the Court that issued the naturalization, as well as all other
information available. Response time is fairly prompt, and the cost is a
reasonable $10 per record sought.

201 Varick Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10014
(Entrance on Houston Street, between Varick and Hudson.)

Toll-free: 1-866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620
Fax: 212-401-1638
E-mail: newyork.archives@nara.gov
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/index.html

Good luck!
Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pre-1906 NYC Naturalization Records #general

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

Ilya Zeldes has asked where to write for an 1887 Naturalization Record
issued by the Superior Court of the County of New York (also known as the
island of Manhattan).

Please note that *all* pre-1906 New York City naturalization records are
available at the New York branch of the the National Archives on Houston at
Varick Streets. When you write to them, it is extremely important that you
include the Court that issued the naturalization, as well as all other
information available. Response time is fairly prompt, and the cost is a
reasonable $10 per record sought.

201 Varick Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10014
(Entrance on Houston Street, between Varick and Hudson.)

Toll-free: 1-866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620
Fax: 212-401-1638
E-mail: newyork.archives@nara.gov
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/index.html

Good luck!
Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia


Help with a firm's address - Kosice/Kassa #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,
If somebody has access to a Kosice-Kassa (Czechoslovakia-Hungary) phone
directory for the years between 1936 and 1942, please get in touch with me in
private. I am searching for a firm's address, an information related to a deceased
relative.
Many thanks in advance.
Tom
--

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with a firm's address - Kosice/Kassa #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,
If somebody has access to a Kosice-Kassa (Czechoslovakia-Hungary) phone
directory for the years between 1936 and 1942, please get in touch with me in
private. I am searching for a firm's address, an information related to a deceased
relative.
Many thanks in advance.
Tom
--

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Looking for MECKLER, NOVITSKY, DUBINER in Israel #general

Janice Sellers <janice@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I realize this is a long shot, but if I don't try, I'm guaranteed not to
find out anything.

My grandparents are Abraham MECKLER and Lillyan (GORDON) MECKLER. My
grandfather's parents were MORRIS (Moshe) MECKLER and Minnie (Mushe) Zelda
(NOVITSKY) MECKLER. To the best of my knowledge, the MECKLERs were from
Kamienets Lietewsk and the NOVITSKYs were >from Porozova.

My grandmother just told me that when she and my grandfather visited Israel
in August 1973, they met with two cousins of my grandfather's on his
mother's side. They were two brothers, and they were living in either
Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. One of the brothers was ill at the time. If she is
correct that they were cousins on his mother's side, they would have been
children of Sirke (NOVITSKY) SHEVELEVITZ or of Haim NOVITSKY.

It is possible that instead they were actually cousins on my grandfather's
father's side. His aunt Sarah (Sora) MECKLER married Moishe DUBINER, and
four of their children emigrated to Israel >from Europe: Sam DUBINER,
Mordechai DUBINER, Feivel DUBINER, and Haya (DUBINER) ZVERDLIK. Pages of
testimony for Sarah and Moishe were submitted in the 1950's by a daughter
and by a son (I can't read Hebrew, so I can't confirm the names of the
submitters).

If any of these names are familiar and/or are part of your family, please
contact me privately. Thank you all for your consideration.

Janice Sellers
Oakland, California
janice@seismosoc.org
Also researching GORODETSKY, SCHNEIDERMANN, BRAININ, JAFFE, BINDERMAN,
ORLOWSKY, LUBINSKY, STRUL, FRIEDMAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for MECKLER, NOVITSKY, DUBINER in Israel #general

Janice Sellers <janice@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,

I realize this is a long shot, but if I don't try, I'm guaranteed not to
find out anything.

My grandparents are Abraham MECKLER and Lillyan (GORDON) MECKLER. My
grandfather's parents were MORRIS (Moshe) MECKLER and Minnie (Mushe) Zelda
(NOVITSKY) MECKLER. To the best of my knowledge, the MECKLERs were from
Kamienets Lietewsk and the NOVITSKYs were >from Porozova.

My grandmother just told me that when she and my grandfather visited Israel
in August 1973, they met with two cousins of my grandfather's on his
mother's side. They were two brothers, and they were living in either
Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. One of the brothers was ill at the time. If she is
correct that they were cousins on his mother's side, they would have been
children of Sirke (NOVITSKY) SHEVELEVITZ or of Haim NOVITSKY.

It is possible that instead they were actually cousins on my grandfather's
father's side. His aunt Sarah (Sora) MECKLER married Moishe DUBINER, and
four of their children emigrated to Israel >from Europe: Sam DUBINER,
Mordechai DUBINER, Feivel DUBINER, and Haya (DUBINER) ZVERDLIK. Pages of
testimony for Sarah and Moishe were submitted in the 1950's by a daughter
and by a son (I can't read Hebrew, so I can't confirm the names of the
submitters).

If any of these names are familiar and/or are part of your family, please
contact me privately. Thank you all for your consideration.

Janice Sellers
Oakland, California
janice@seismosoc.org
Also researching GORODETSKY, SCHNEIDERMANN, BRAININ, JAFFE, BINDERMAN,
ORLOWSKY, LUBINSKY, STRUL, FRIEDMAN


Help in Finding Olga FURMAN or her relatives #general

גירון
 

Hello,
My grand father's sister Szeren GESMAI ( >from Tiszkecke Hungary) married
Joszef FURMAN
and they lived in Temesvar ( Timisuara).
My mother seems to think that they had a son and a daughter:
1. The son's name probably Gyuri ( nick name for George ).
no other details known
2. The daughter's name is Olga.
Olga married twice, thus her name after one of the marriges was Olga LASZLO.
She had a daughter , Eva whom my mother remembers >from childhood , so she
was born in the early 1930's.
We don't know if her father was the first or the second husband so we don't
know her maiden name.
We assume she married as we have a photo of her with 2 kids( boys) let's say
around 10 years old in the photo.
Olga visited Isreal once in the mid or late 1970's ( I met her ) to sell
some property her father had bought .

I would approiciate any information about these people or their children , I
wasn't able to find any in the on- line phone directory.

Nava Giron
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help in Finding Olga FURMAN or her relatives #general

גירון
 

Hello,
My grand father's sister Szeren GESMAI ( >from Tiszkecke Hungary) married
Joszef FURMAN
and they lived in Temesvar ( Timisuara).
My mother seems to think that they had a son and a daughter:
1. The son's name probably Gyuri ( nick name for George ).
no other details known
2. The daughter's name is Olga.
Olga married twice, thus her name after one of the marriges was Olga LASZLO.
She had a daughter , Eva whom my mother remembers >from childhood , so she
was born in the early 1930's.
We don't know if her father was the first or the second husband so we don't
know her maiden name.
We assume she married as we have a photo of her with 2 kids( boys) let's say
around 10 years old in the photo.
Olga visited Isreal once in the mid or late 1970's ( I met her ) to sell
some property her father had bought .

I would approiciate any information about these people or their children , I
wasn't able to find any in the on- line phone directory.

Nava Giron
Israel


Need help to take digital photographs in Bucharest #romania

Francois Chetreanu <chetreanu_gen@...>
 

Dear All,

I have identified some people buried in the Jewish cemeteries of
Bucharest which could be related to my genealogy.
I research now someone living in Bucharest who would accept to take
digital photographs of their graves.

Thanks in advance,
Francois CHETREANU
Paris, France


Enhanced search features - Two week free access period! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Folks,
At the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas, the JewishGen presentation wowed
attendees with the newest search features developed by our behind the
scenes team of magicians. These new advanced search features for the All
Country Databases are truly awesome and will continue to be available to
everybody in a final two week demonstration period ending August 14th.
These new features include all of the following:
* You can search by a specific Given Name (first name), as well as
Surname (last name), Town Name, and full-text search.
* You can filter searches by geographic regions and sub-regions such as
gubernia or district.
* You can specify search criteria for each field ·and use a "sounds
like" feature.
* You can filter searches for data updated since a specific date.
* You can search in the JOWBR Cemetery Database by Given Names which
allows you to find tombstones which don’t contain a surname! Try it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
* You can combine multiple search criteria, using Boolean AND/OR
searches. For example, you can search for all persons whose surname
sounds like "Katz" and first name Starts-With "Abr". Or you can search
for family groups containing a particular set of given names, within a
particular town.
And that’s only a partial list of all that has been added! You might
want to read the full announcement on line at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/pr/2005July.htm In addition, it's
probably best to visit the All Country Databases yourself to try out the
newest capabilities offered to all. You'll find them at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases

The last three features listed above will be available only to those who
qualify for value-added services after August 14th so be sure to try
them before the cut off date.

While we never subtract anything >from basic search and use capabilities
which always have been, and will continue to be available to all
JewishGenners, the value-added service is our way of saying thank you to
those who provide financial support and help us pay the bills for all
the programs and projects we offer as a public service.
After August 14th the last three enhanced search features currently
freely available to all in this open demonstration period will be
restricted to those who make annual contributions of $100 or more to the
JewishGen General Fund. We encourage all JewishGenners to try them out
and see if they are worthy of your financial support. If you have
already donated this year, but less than the $100 minimum you can make
the additional donation necessary to become eligible for the value-added
services program. Value-added services currently consist of additional
e-mail addresses for use within JewishGen and the JGFFAlert which
notifies you via e-mail if someone adds a listing to the JGFF that could
be a potential match to your own.

If after trying out the new features, you feel they are valuable to you,
then please go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/%A0%A0%A0>http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and select the JewishGen General Fund. Remember, the cutoff date for
free access to the new and enhanced searching is August 14th.

Here's hoping you find them useful!

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Romania SIG #Romania Need help to take digital photographs in Bucharest #romania

Francois Chetreanu <chetreanu_gen@...>
 

Dear All,

I have identified some people buried in the Jewish cemeteries of
Bucharest which could be related to my genealogy.
I research now someone living in Bucharest who would accept to take
digital photographs of their graves.

Thanks in advance,
Francois CHETREANU
Paris, France


Romania SIG #Romania Enhanced search features - Two week free access period! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Folks,
At the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas, the JewishGen presentation wowed
attendees with the newest search features developed by our behind the
scenes team of magicians. These new advanced search features for the All
Country Databases are truly awesome and will continue to be available to
everybody in a final two week demonstration period ending August 14th.
These new features include all of the following:
* You can search by a specific Given Name (first name), as well as
Surname (last name), Town Name, and full-text search.
* You can filter searches by geographic regions and sub-regions such as
gubernia or district.
* You can specify search criteria for each field ·and use a "sounds
like" feature.
* You can filter searches for data updated since a specific date.
* You can search in the JOWBR Cemetery Database by Given Names which
allows you to find tombstones which don’t contain a surname! Try it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
* You can combine multiple search criteria, using Boolean AND/OR
searches. For example, you can search for all persons whose surname
sounds like "Katz" and first name Starts-With "Abr". Or you can search
for family groups containing a particular set of given names, within a
particular town.
And that’s only a partial list of all that has been added! You might
want to read the full announcement on line at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/pr/2005July.htm In addition, it's
probably best to visit the All Country Databases yourself to try out the
newest capabilities offered to all. You'll find them at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases

The last three features listed above will be available only to those who
qualify for value-added services after August 14th so be sure to try
them before the cut off date.

While we never subtract anything >from basic search and use capabilities
which always have been, and will continue to be available to all
JewishGenners, the value-added service is our way of saying thank you to
those who provide financial support and help us pay the bills for all
the programs and projects we offer as a public service.
After August 14th the last three enhanced search features currently
freely available to all in this open demonstration period will be
restricted to those who make annual contributions of $100 or more to the
JewishGen General Fund. We encourage all JewishGenners to try them out
and see if they are worthy of your financial support. If you have
already donated this year, but less than the $100 minimum you can make
the additional donation necessary to become eligible for the value-added
services program. Value-added services currently consist of additional
e-mail addresses for use within JewishGen and the JGFFAlert which
notifies you via e-mail if someone adds a listing to the JGFF that could
be a potential match to your own.

If after trying out the new features, you feel they are valuable to you,
then please go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/%A0%A0%A0>http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and select the JewishGen General Fund. Remember, the cutoff date for
free access to the new and enhanced searching is August 14th.

Here's hoping you find them useful!

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


Help in Finding Olga FURMAN or her relatives #romania

גירון
 

Hello,

My grandfather's sister Szeren GESMAI(>from Tiszkecke Hungary) married
Joszef FURMAN and they lived in Temesvar(Timisoara).

My mother seems to think that they had a son and a daughter:
1. The son's name probably Gyuri(nickname for George).
No other details known

2. The daughter's name is Olga.
Olga married twice, thus her name after one of the marriges was Olga LASZLO.
She had a daughter, Eva, whom my mother remembers >from childhood, so she
was born in the early 1930's.

We don't know if her father was the first or the second husband so we don't
know her maiden name. We assume she married as we have a photo of her
with 2 kids( boys) let's say around 10 years old in the photo.
Olga visited Israel once in the mid or late 1970's ( I met her ) to sell
some property her father had bought .

I would approiciate any information about these people or their children , I
wasn't able to find any in the on-line phone directory.

Nava Giron
Israel


MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
http:/www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and
register all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn
about more names and places of origin, they can always be added to, but only
**you** can keep your own listings up to date.


Romania SIG #Romania Help in Finding Olga FURMAN or her relatives #romania

גירון
 

Hello,

My grandfather's sister Szeren GESMAI(>from Tiszkecke Hungary) married
Joszef FURMAN and they lived in Temesvar(Timisoara).

My mother seems to think that they had a son and a daughter:
1. The son's name probably Gyuri(nickname for George).
No other details known

2. The daughter's name is Olga.
Olga married twice, thus her name after one of the marriges was Olga LASZLO.
She had a daughter, Eva, whom my mother remembers >from childhood, so she
was born in the early 1930's.

We don't know if her father was the first or the second husband so we don't
know her maiden name. We assume she married as we have a photo of her
with 2 kids( boys) let's say around 10 years old in the photo.
Olga visited Israel once in the mid or late 1970's ( I met her ) to sell
some property her father had bought .

I would approiciate any information about these people or their children , I
wasn't able to find any in the on-line phone directory.

Nava Giron
Israel


MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
http:/www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and
register all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn
about more names and places of origin, they can always be added to, but only
**you** can keep your own listings up to date.


Enhanced Search features - Two week free access period! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Folks,
At the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas, the JewishGen presentation wowed
attendees with the newest search features developed by our behind the
scenes team of magicians. These new advanced search features for the All
Country Databases are truly awesome and will continue to be available to
everybody in a final two week demonstration period ending August 14th.
These new features include all of the following:
* You can search by a specific Given Name (first name), as well as
Surname (last name), Town Name, and full-text search.
* You can filter searches by geographic regions and sub-regions such as
gubernia or district.
* You can specify search criteria for each field ·and use a "sounds
like" feature.
* You can filter searches for data updated since a specific date.
* You can search in the JOWBR Cemetery Database by Given Names which
allows you to find tombstones which don’t contain a surname! Try it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
* You can combine multiple search criteria, using Boolean AND/OR
searches. For example, you can search for all persons whose surname
sounds like "Katz" and first name Starts-With "Abr". Or you can search
for family groups containing a particular set of given names, within a
particular town.
And that’s only a partial list of all that has been added! You might
want to read the full announcement on line at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/pr/2005July.htm In addition, it's
probably best to visit the All Country Databases yourself to try out the
newest capabilities offered to all. You'll find them at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases

The last three features listed above will be available only to those who
qualify for value-added services after August 14th so be sure to try
them before the cut off date.

While we never subtract anything >from basic search and use capabilities
which always have been, and will continue to be available to all
JewishGenners, the value-added service is our way of saying thank you to
those who provide financial support and help us pay the bills for all
the programs and projects we offer as a public service.
After August 14th the last three enhanced search features currently
freely available to all in this open demonstration period will be
restricted to those who make annual contributions of $100 or more to the
JewishGen General Fund. We encourage all JewishGenners to try them out
and see if they are worthy of your financial support. If you have
already donated this year, but less than the $100 minimum you can make
the additional donation necessary to become eligible for the value-added
services program. Value-added services currently consist of additional
e-mail addresses for use within JewishGen and the JGFFAlert which
notifies you via e-mail if someone adds a listing to the JGFF that could
be a potential match to your own.

If after trying out the new features, you feel they are valuable to you,
then please go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/%A0%A0%A0>http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and select the JewishGen General Fund. Remember, the cutoff date for
free access to the new and enhanced searching is August 14th.

Here's hoping you find them useful!

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects


French SIG #France Enhanced Search features - Two week free access period! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Folks,
At the IAJGS conference in Las Vegas, the JewishGen presentation wowed
attendees with the newest search features developed by our behind the
scenes team of magicians. These new advanced search features for the All
Country Databases are truly awesome and will continue to be available to
everybody in a final two week demonstration period ending August 14th.
These new features include all of the following:
* You can search by a specific Given Name (first name), as well as
Surname (last name), Town Name, and full-text search.
* You can filter searches by geographic regions and sub-regions such as
gubernia or district.
* You can specify search criteria for each field ·and use a "sounds
like" feature.
* You can filter searches for data updated since a specific date.
* You can search in the JOWBR Cemetery Database by Given Names which
allows you to find tombstones which don’t contain a surname! Try it at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
* You can combine multiple search criteria, using Boolean AND/OR
searches. For example, you can search for all persons whose surname
sounds like "Katz" and first name Starts-With "Abr". Or you can search
for family groups containing a particular set of given names, within a
particular town.
And that’s only a partial list of all that has been added! You might
want to read the full announcement on line at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/pr/2005July.htm In addition, it's
probably best to visit the All Country Databases yourself to try out the
newest capabilities offered to all. You'll find them at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases

The last three features listed above will be available only to those who
qualify for value-added services after August 14th so be sure to try
them before the cut off date.

While we never subtract anything >from basic search and use capabilities
which always have been, and will continue to be available to all
JewishGenners, the value-added service is our way of saying thank you to
those who provide financial support and help us pay the bills for all
the programs and projects we offer as a public service.
After August 14th the last three enhanced search features currently
freely available to all in this open demonstration period will be
restricted to those who make annual contributions of $100 or more to the
JewishGen General Fund. We encourage all JewishGenners to try them out
and see if they are worthy of your financial support. If you have
already donated this year, but less than the $100 minimum you can make
the additional donation necessary to become eligible for the value-added
services program. Value-added services currently consist of additional
e-mail addresses for use within JewishGen and the JGFFAlert which
notifies you via e-mail if someone adds a listing to the JGFF that could
be a potential match to your own.

If after trying out the new features, you feel they are valuable to you,
then please go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/%A0%A0%A0>http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/
and select the JewishGen General Fund. Remember, the cutoff date for
free access to the new and enhanced searching is August 14th.

Here's hoping you find them useful!

Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects