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Fold3.com Free Access Civil War Records Through April 15, 2018 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fold3.com, a member of the Ancestry family of companies is offering free
access to its Civil War collection through April 15 to commemorate the
beginning of the Civil War in 1961. The collection has 50 titles with more
than 91 million records.

You will be required to register with your name and email address, no credit
card information is required. Go to: https://go.fold3.com/civilwar. When
you do your search, the results will show records that are free access will
be marked Free with a green background. When you open the file and if you
want to save it or print it, click on the "view larger" icon and when the
record opens larger, on the top right of the screen is an icon that looks
like tools. Roll your mouse over that icon and you will see a drop down box
which permits one to download to their computer or print the document.

To view the Civil War Records Collection go to:
https://www.fold3.com/browse/249/
And click on Civil War and the list of records in 50 Civil War Collections
appears. You will see the word "free" next to the collection. If you try
to browse other collections not covered under this free offer you will be
invited to subscribe which requires a credit card.

Fold 3.com does permit several areas of access with your free registration
that are outside of the Civil War Collection. This permits you to search and
browse but not view nor download certain collections, and you can create
your own memorial. Note the 7-day free trial that may be offered does
require a credit card which you will be charged for a membership following
the 7 days if you do not cancel before the 7 day trial is up.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry nor any of its subsidiary companies,
including Fold3.com and am posting this solely for the information of the
reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Researching Berlin editor Alfred BRIE (1870-1942) #germany

Irene Peters <iupfamilyresearch@...>
 

Raphael,

You might want to try the Internationales Zeitungsmuseum at
http://www.izmarchiv.de/

About 5 or 6 years ago I inquired with them (at the time it was a lady
- Meike Komatowsky, email M.Komatowsky@izmarchiv.de) about a relative
who had been the founder and editor-in-chief of a newspaper in Aachen.
I hadn't expected much but they were able to send me information, much
to my surprise.

I did a quick search of their online archive just now, and they do
have issues of the Lustige Bl=C3=A4tter. So maybe they also have
information on Alfred BRIE. good luck. Best regards,

Irene Peters, iupfamilyresearch@gmail.com Berlin, Germany

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 Raphael Thurm littletalmid@gmail.com wrote:
My great-great grandfather Alfred BRIE (1870-1942) was a Berlin-based
editor, journalist, and contributor for the German comic magazines
Tornistor Humor, Lustige Blatter, and Das Kleine Witzblatt, from
1900-1930.
I am trying to find more information regarding my ancestor's literary
career, and I have been searching google-books and eBay (in German),
in addition to several German-language book-selling sites.
I was wondering if there is any way that I can reach out to the
original publishers of these German magazines to find out if there are
any existing biographical records or documentation regarding my
ancestor? I have already reached out the Berlin Landesarchiv but
without success. I would be grateful if anyone could advise me as to
where I should start. Thanks in advance


Early American SIG #USA Fold3.com Free Access Civil War Records Through April 15, 2018 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fold3.com, a member of the Ancestry family of companies is offering free
access to its Civil War collection through April 15 to commemorate the
beginning of the Civil War in 1961. The collection has 50 titles with more
than 91 million records.

You will be required to register with your name and email address, no credit
card information is required. Go to: https://go.fold3.com/civilwar. When
you do your search, the results will show records that are free access will
be marked Free with a green background. When you open the file and if you
want to save it or print it, click on the "view larger" icon and when the
record opens larger, on the top right of the screen is an icon that looks
like tools. Roll your mouse over that icon and you will see a drop down box
which permits one to download to their computer or print the document.

To view the Civil War Records Collection go to:
https://www.fold3.com/browse/249/
And click on Civil War and the list of records in 50 Civil War Collections
appears. You will see the word "free" next to the collection. If you try
to browse other collections not covered under this free offer you will be
invited to subscribe which requires a credit card.

Fold 3.com does permit several areas of access with your free registration
that are outside of the Civil War Collection. This permits you to search and
browse but not view nor download certain collections, and you can create
your own memorial. Note the 7-day free trial that may be offered does
require a credit card which you will be charged for a membership following
the 7 days if you do not cancel before the 7 day trial is up.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry nor any of its subsidiary companies,
including Fold3.com and am posting this solely for the information of the
reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany Re: Researching Berlin editor Alfred BRIE (1870-1942) #germany

Irene Peters <iupfamilyresearch@...>
 

Raphael,

You might want to try the Internationales Zeitungsmuseum at
http://www.izmarchiv.de/

About 5 or 6 years ago I inquired with them (at the time it was a lady
- Meike Komatowsky, email M.Komatowsky@izmarchiv.de) about a relative
who had been the founder and editor-in-chief of a newspaper in Aachen.
I hadn't expected much but they were able to send me information, much
to my surprise.

I did a quick search of their online archive just now, and they do
have issues of the Lustige Bl=C3=A4tter. So maybe they also have
information on Alfred BRIE. good luck. Best regards,

Irene Peters, iupfamilyresearch@gmail.com Berlin, Germany

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 Raphael Thurm littletalmid@gmail.com wrote:
My great-great grandfather Alfred BRIE (1870-1942) was a Berlin-based
editor, journalist, and contributor for the German comic magazines
Tornistor Humor, Lustige Blatter, and Das Kleine Witzblatt, from
1900-1930.
I am trying to find more information regarding my ancestor's literary
career, and I have been searching google-books and eBay (in German),
in addition to several German-language book-selling sites.
I was wondering if there is any way that I can reach out to the
original publishers of these German magazines to find out if there are
any existing biographical records or documentation regarding my
ancestor? I have already reached out the Berlin Landesarchiv but
without success. I would be grateful if anyone could advise me as to
where I should start. Thanks in advance


searching for Johann Niklaus BLUHM and Dorothea Sophie NEUHAUS #germany

Laura Nielsen <yayitacolombiana@...>
 

Hello GerSig, I just joined the group. I am originally >from Colombia,
but currently reside in the United States, and I speak English and
Spanish.
I am searching for the actual city of origin for my ancestor: Jorge
Guillermo BLUHM. Catholic Church records in Colombia and Venezuela
list him as a German Jew, but a city is never mentioned. His marriage
record lists his parents as Johann Niklaus BLUHM and Dorothea Sophie
NEUHAUS. Jorge Guillermo was born around 1820, and died in Colombia
around 1900. I had not been aware of my ancestor's heritage until
recently, when looking at his marriage record, which details his oath
to allow his wife to raise their children in the Catholic religion.
Consequently, I found government records on google books that detail
his citizenship and status in Colombia as a foreigner.
Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. I have searched the
databases both within Jewishgen.org, ancestry.com and
familysearch.com, without results.

Laura E. Nielsen, Houston, Texas, USA. yayitacolombiana@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany searching for Johann Niklaus BLUHM and Dorothea Sophie NEUHAUS #germany

Laura Nielsen <yayitacolombiana@...>
 

Hello GerSig, I just joined the group. I am originally >from Colombia,
but currently reside in the United States, and I speak English and
Spanish.
I am searching for the actual city of origin for my ancestor: Jorge
Guillermo BLUHM. Catholic Church records in Colombia and Venezuela
list him as a German Jew, but a city is never mentioned. His marriage
record lists his parents as Johann Niklaus BLUHM and Dorothea Sophie
NEUHAUS. Jorge Guillermo was born around 1820, and died in Colombia
around 1900. I had not been aware of my ancestor's heritage until
recently, when looking at his marriage record, which details his oath
to allow his wife to raise their children in the Catholic religion.
Consequently, I found government records on google books that detail
his citizenship and status in Colombia as a foreigner.
Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. I have searched the
databases both within Jewishgen.org, ancestry.com and
familysearch.com, without results.

Laura E. Nielsen, Houston, Texas, USA. yayitacolombiana@gmail.com


Galician Dental Schools? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Steve Jaron wrote:

... My great-grandmother's brother was a dentist in Stanislawow.
Where would he probably have gone to school?
Two Galicia based Universities: Jagiellonian University in Krakow and
Jan Kazimierz University in Lwow have been educating future dental
specialists through their medical schools.

In addition, Warsaw based Government Institute of Dentistry, later
re-named as Stomatology Academy trained mostly Polish dentists. Not
all Jewish students have been accepted to study dentistry and
stomatology in Poland since during interwar period Jews were subject
to "numerus clausus" racist restrictions. Hence many Jewish students
were studying abroad.

BTW, on Logan's Genealogy Indexer

http://genealogyindexer.org/directories

There are several Polish interwar medical, incl. dentist databases. I
believe their respective Alma Maters are also listed.

For example:

Poland 1931 Medical Book (Polish Physicians, Dentist and Pharmacists)

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72527

Hope this helps.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galician Dental Schools? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Steve Jaron wrote:

... My great-grandmother's brother was a dentist in Stanislawow.
Where would he probably have gone to school?
Two Galicia based Universities: Jagiellonian University in Krakow and
Jan Kazimierz University in Lwow have been educating future dental
specialists through their medical schools.

In addition, Warsaw based Government Institute of Dentistry, later
re-named as Stomatology Academy trained mostly Polish dentists. Not
all Jewish students have been accepted to study dentistry and
stomatology in Poland since during interwar period Jews were subject
to "numerus clausus" racist restrictions. Hence many Jewish students
were studying abroad.

BTW, on Logan's Genealogy Indexer

http://genealogyindexer.org/directories

There are several Polish interwar medical, incl. dentist databases. I
believe their respective Alma Maters are also listed.

For example:

Poland 1931 Medical Book (Polish Physicians, Dentist and Pharmacists)

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=72527

Hope this helps.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB


Viewmate translation request - Russian - KOLPENITZKY #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear All,

I've posted an 1816 document in Russian >from Stolovichi, Novogrudok uyezd,
Minsk gubernia, Russia.

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66136

It was supposedly signed by my 5x great-grandfather, Movsha son of Leib
KOLPENITZKY who was a kagalny or leader of the Stolovichi Jewish community.
It was sent to a new-found cousin of mine by a Russian researcher back in 2009.
My cousin and I would very much like to know what the document says and which
signature is that of our ancestor's.

Hopefully yours,

Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or email directly to Jenny.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation request - Russian - KOLPENITZKY #general

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear All,

I've posted an 1816 document in Russian >from Stolovichi, Novogrudok uyezd,
Minsk gubernia, Russia.

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66136

It was supposedly signed by my 5x great-grandfather, Movsha son of Leib
KOLPENITZKY who was a kagalny or leader of the Stolovichi Jewish community.
It was sent to a new-found cousin of mine by a Russian researcher back in 2009.
My cousin and I would very much like to know what the document says and which
signature is that of our ancestor's.

Hopefully yours,

Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond either via ViewMate or email directly to Jenny.


ViewMate translation request - Polish - LIPSZYC and SINIAK #general

Brian Gold <bgold41@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66028

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much for your help.

Regards,

Brian Gold
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish - LIPSZYC and SINIAK #general

Brian Gold <bgold41@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM66028

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much for your help.

Regards,

Brian Gold
Los Angeles


Need help with unreadable Israeli Gedcom #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners, I'm helping a friend who has a technical issue. He has recently
made contact with a new Israeli cousin. That's the good news. The bad news is
that the Israeli cousin sent a Gedcom that isn't readable on my friend's
Legacy software program.

The English comes out just fine, but the Hebrew comes out in gibberish code.
Can anyone offer advice about how to make the Gedcom Hebrew read in Hebrew
(and not gibberish) or some other solution.

And no, my friend doesn't know what genealogy program his Israeli cousin is
using.

Thank you in advance

Jeremy

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
now Folsom, California, USA

Searching for:
FRANKEL/FRENKEL/FRENKIEL: Gombin, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
PINKUS, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help with unreadable Israeli Gedcom #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners, I'm helping a friend who has a technical issue. He has recently
made contact with a new Israeli cousin. That's the good news. The bad news is
that the Israeli cousin sent a Gedcom that isn't readable on my friend's
Legacy software program.

The English comes out just fine, but the Hebrew comes out in gibberish code.
Can anyone offer advice about how to make the Gedcom Hebrew read in Hebrew
(and not gibberish) or some other solution.

And no, my friend doesn't know what genealogy program his Israeli cousin is
using.

Thank you in advance

Jeremy

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
now Folsom, California, USA

Searching for:
FRANKEL/FRENKEL/FRENKIEL: Gombin, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
PINKUS, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2018 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

As required by the LitvakSIG Bylaws, the LitvakSIG board has approved
the following members of the LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force for 2018:

Eden Joachim - Chair
Dorothy Leivers
Denise Fletcher
Jill Anderson
Susan Fineberg

In the near future, the Nominating Task Force will issue a call for
nominations to the board. The actual election to the board will take
place electronically and will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual
meeting during the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday 7
August 2018.


Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force 2018 #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

As required by the LitvakSIG Bylaws, the LitvakSIG board has approved
the following members of the LitvakSIG Nominating Task Force for 2018:

Eden Joachim - Chair
Dorothy Leivers
Denise Fletcher
Jill Anderson
Susan Fineberg

In the near future, the Nominating Task Force will issue a call for
nominations to the board. The actual election to the board will take
place electronically and will conclude at the LitvakSIG Annual
meeting during the IAJGS Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday 7
August 2018.


Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Re: Terezin-Theresienstadt research #austria-czech

Tom Heinersdorff
 

I visited Terezin last June to see where my grandfather died and where
many more members of my family passed through on their enforced route to
Auschwitz. Recent postings prompt me to pass on the following
information:-

For those seeking information about the Theresienstadt camp I recommend
contacting

Mgr. Tomas Fedorovic
Pamatnik Terezin / Terezin Memorial
Principova alej 304
411 55 Terezin
+420 416 724 568
mailto:fedorovic@pamatnik-terezin.cz

He reads and writes excellent English and sent me very helpful and =
detailed information in August last year, including the plan of the =
building (AII) where my grandfather died.

More widely
1. I caution those seeking burial locations for relatives who died at
Terezin that the ashes of those cremated there were mostly carefully
stored in individual cardboard urns until the Nazis
realized the imminence of the capture of Terezin and tipped all the
urns into the river.
2. For those wanting to visit, I unhesitatingly recommend an experience
that I found almost more moving than visiting Auschwitz, because Terezin
is so intact (although now shorn of most of the concentration camp
infrastructure), because once again some Czech families live there,
because of the exhibitions of drawings and paintings made there
all of which bring back 1941-5 so vividly.
3. I was relieved I had done my homework by reading H.G. Adler,
eye-witness account, Theresienstadt 1941-1945. Das Antlitz einer
Zwangsgemeinschaft (I used the Ruth Gutmann translation of
excerpts >from the Leo Baeck Institute) and downloading the town plan and
getting the relevant building plans >from the above source. I wanted to
recognize what is there now and know what is now missing >from the
Theresienstadt era. If you don't have the death certificate of
those in whose steps you seek to tread, many are available at
https://www.holocaust.cz/en/database-of-digitised-documents/ and they
give the address of the building where they died. The archive of this
list at http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop
contains many valuable insights.
4. Terezin is big and emotional. I was glad of motorised transport
around just the larger fortress. Take water and food
it's a long day.
5. A guide is very useful but caution is needed with your choice of
guide. I used Terezin Private Tours because of the extraordinarily
positive reviews of the owner, Pavel Batel. But please take note of the
following review I posted after my visit on TripAdvisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g274710-d8614457-r495659165-Terezin_Jewish_Quarter_Private_Tours-Terezin_Usti_nad_Labem_Region_Bohemia.html
After reading the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Pavel Batel's tours
on Trip Advisor, I contacted Terezin Private Tours and after much
exchange of emails, I reorganized my whole trip to be able to take a
tour with Pavel Batel personally on Sunday 18th June, one of 2 days
offered over 3 weeks ahead.
4 days in advance I was emailed apologies "for changing plans. Michaela
has to take over Pavel's tour on June 18th. He doesn't feel well and
need a bigger break >from the holocaust subject".
Michaela was almost totally useless, a completely inappropriate stand-in
for the universally praised Pavel Batel. She appeared so overcome with
the need to get a tan and to raise her gigantic false eyelashes that she
needed to ask Terezin staff the answer to most of my questions. She had
not read her emails to see the answers to some specific questions I had
sent the office. In the end she did little more than chauffeur myself
and 2 others around the site. I learned more >from reading the few
English exhibit panels than she could tell us. I had to identify the key
building of interest to me (on Google Earth!!) because she simply does
not know Terezin or much about its history.

To be fair, the office had warned me "I am not certain if Michaela is a
correct guide for you. You will have to contact the Terezin Memorial
organization to set up meeting with local historian", before remembering
that "on Sunday no historian is working in Terezin Memorial center". But
they had placed me in this impossible position, having reorganized my
trip only to suit Pavel Batel.

And astonishingly she took the same price as Pavel Batel was to have charged.

Be warned, Terezin is a Czech language only town - no English or German
- so non-Czech-speakers will need a guide. But I wanted a super-good
guide, as the reviews described Pavel Batel. Indeed I had written to
them that "I know the difference between an excellent guide and one who
knows his subject less well, so I do want to go with Pavel.". This was a
wholly unprofessional performance by what is clearly a one-man band
masquerading as an organization. Pavel's brand is worth nothing - only
the man himself is (apparently) worth the reputation.

The subject of Terezin is filled with story and counter-story. Truth is
often hard to find, so perhaps a researcher would be better advised to
contact Pamatnik Terezin / Terezin Memorial to
arrange a local historian as a guide.

Tom Heinersdorff


JewishGen Education offers popular class #austria-czech

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers the popular three-week class, "Brick Wall or Dead End",
starting April 9, 2018.

Frustrated and at a Loss? Are you at a Dead End or just experiencing a
Brick Wall? Are you stumped by a small detail or is there a major avenue
you can't get past?

Take a class. Work with an expert to review and analyze your data. If
you feel you have you exhausted all approaches and want new solutions,
this class offers one-on-one mentoring in an educational private forum
setting open 24/7.

April 9 - April 29 The Tuition is $150. Registration will open 2 weeks
before class. Enrollment is limited.
To Register: www.JewishGen.org/education

Requirements: Students must have done enough research to have reached a
point where help is needed. Students should feel comfortable with
computers and Internet searches.

In preparation for this class we suggest that after you register, you
send the instructor an introduction to your project (names, dates and
places) and pinpoint your brick wall or dead end.

Send questions to Nancy Holden Instruction Manager

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


"Jewish Experiences During World War I": Final call for papers #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer--Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal--plans
to publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). We wish to thank all contributors who have
responded to date.

This is the final call for additional submissions to be considered for
publication later in the year.

The unifying theme is Galicia during WWI (1914-1918) and in the
immediate period after the war. We invite members and non-members of
Gesher Galicia to share their family stories, short scholarly reviews
and other accounts of the war. Topics could include: Jewish military
service; civilian life during the war; the experiences of refugees;
deportations to Russia; and the military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at serieseditor@geshergalicia.org with a brief
description of their proposal. All considered articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for the authors, please see:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org
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Latest records on the All Galicia Database #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Almost 4,000 new indexes of Jewish vital records >from Tarnopol have
been uploaded to the All Galicia Database
(https://search.geshergalicia.org/).

Tarnopol (Ternopil). Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/329 and 333.
- Jewish births 1852-1865. (3,962 records)

We also have a large set of school records >from Gorlice, indexed by
Russ Maurer and generously donated by him to Gesher Galicia.
- Gorlice. Jewish primary school pupils attending classes between
1893 and 1925. Przemysl State Archive, various files >from Fonds 232,
233, 898, 899. (2,948 records)


For further information, please contact: <info@geshergalicia.org>.

Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Website: https://www.geshergalicia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GesherGalicia/


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