Date   

JGS Great Britain launch re-designed website #unitedkingdom

Laurence Harris <jgsgbccc@...>
 

I am delighted to announce that the redesigned JGS Great Britain website
is now live at www.jgsgb.org.uk (our normal web address).

I hope you will notice a significant improvement in the layout and ease of
use of the website. If you look around the website you will probably find
items that you never knew existed on the old site. (They were probably
there but may have been quite difficult to find!!).

Also don't forget to try out the search facility using the 'Search This
Site' button - who knows what gems you might find.

There is also some new content including Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs), and Tips for finding marriage documents relating to Jewish
Weddings in England.

The new January 2003 - April 2003 JGSGB programme is on the site, plus
details of Regional activities/meetings.

All credit to John Berman (our Webmaster) for the site redesign and
reformatting, and to Louise Messik who assisted John and undertook the
content editorship of the new site. I know they both put in many weeks of
effort to update this wonderful resource.

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year

Sincerely
Laurence Harris
JGS Great Britain - IT Committee Chairman


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JGS Great Britain launch re-designed website #unitedkingdom

Laurence Harris <jgsgbccc@...>
 

I am delighted to announce that the redesigned JGS Great Britain website
is now live at www.jgsgb.org.uk (our normal web address).

I hope you will notice a significant improvement in the layout and ease of
use of the website. If you look around the website you will probably find
items that you never knew existed on the old site. (They were probably
there but may have been quite difficult to find!!).

Also don't forget to try out the search facility using the 'Search This
Site' button - who knows what gems you might find.

There is also some new content including Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs), and Tips for finding marriage documents relating to Jewish
Weddings in England.

The new January 2003 - April 2003 JGSGB programme is on the site, plus
details of Regional activities/meetings.

All credit to John Berman (our Webmaster) for the site redesign and
reformatting, and to Louise Messik who assisted John and undertook the
content editorship of the new site. I know they both put in many weeks of
effort to update this wonderful resource.

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year

Sincerely
Laurence Harris
JGS Great Britain - IT Committee Chairman


Manchester research #unitedkingdom

Adam Eisen <aeisen@...>
 

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding research assistance in
Manchester.

I am trying to find someone who could help find out more about my
ggparents, who originally came >from Bessarabia but spent 5-10 years in
Manchester before emigrating to Philadelphia, PA USA in 1896. I know
that at least two of their children (one being my grandfather) were born
in Manchester, so I was hoping that birth records might exist.

Regards,

Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden

Researching EISENSTEIN, MALICKSON (to Philadelphia via England from
Bessarabia), SATTIN SATANOFSKY (to NY and Philadelphia >from Kiev,
Ukraine), LUSTMAN, SCHWARTZ (to Philadelphia and Atlantic City from
Botosani, Romania) RUBENSTEIN (to Philadephia, Brooklyn, and South
Africa >from Courland, Latvia), ROONEY (to NY and Philadelphia from
Braila, Romania), JANCOVICI (>from Braila, Romania), MOSKOWITZ (>from Kiev
Ukraine)

MODERATOR NOTE: General research guidance may be posted to the list otherwise please respond privately.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Manchester research #unitedkingdom

Adam Eisen <aeisen@...>
 

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding research assistance in
Manchester.

I am trying to find someone who could help find out more about my
ggparents, who originally came >from Bessarabia but spent 5-10 years in
Manchester before emigrating to Philadelphia, PA USA in 1896. I know
that at least two of their children (one being my grandfather) were born
in Manchester, so I was hoping that birth records might exist.

Regards,

Adam Eisen
Stockholm, Sweden

Researching EISENSTEIN, MALICKSON (to Philadelphia via England from
Bessarabia), SATTIN SATANOFSKY (to NY and Philadelphia >from Kiev,
Ukraine), LUSTMAN, SCHWARTZ (to Philadelphia and Atlantic City from
Botosani, Romania) RUBENSTEIN (to Philadephia, Brooklyn, and South
Africa >from Courland, Latvia), ROONEY (to NY and Philadelphia from
Braila, Romania), JANCOVICI (>from Braila, Romania), MOSKOWITZ (>from Kiev
Ukraine)

MODERATOR NOTE: General research guidance may be posted to the list otherwise please respond privately.


Searching: KANTOR and MOLDAV #general

Harland Goldwater <jafa@...>
 

I have two photos in my posession that were sent to my father
in the early part of the 20th c. >from Kishiniev, Moldova (then
Bessarabia). I would like to find members of the families so
I may pass the photos on to them.

1) MOLDAV or MOLDAVI, Gersh or Girsh or Hirsh. Taken January
1, 1914. There are two photos in this set: a boy or young man
holding a violin (though I'm not sure he knows how to play it)
and another of the same person seated and a girl or young woman
standing next to him.

2) KANTOR is the last name. The first name is possibly Yosef
(Joseph) 26 yrs. old, a woman who is 24 (Roxana? Ruchel?) and a
baby, 4 mo. named Israel. It is a small photo taken in a
European port town (perhaps while waiting for a ship for the
U.S. or England).

If any of this sounds like your family, please contact me.

Betty Goldwater
Sta. Barbara, CA, USA
jafa@rain.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


PRAGER descendants #general

Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I have finally come up with a new lead searching for descendants
of PRAGER. My grandmother's maternal uncle Julius PRAGER of
Tairnbach/Baden, married her paternal aunt, Babette ISAAK.
Babette appears in the 1910 & 1920 Census records, in Pittsburgh,
as a widow.
Children living with her (though they were all adults at the time):
William PRAGER - a sign painter.
Ben PRAGER - was a soldier in the US Army between 1898 & 1919.
Rosa PRAGER -
Daisy PRAGER - bookkeeper

If anyone has any more information on this family, please contact me.
Thanks,

Jane Vogel-Kohai
Jerusalem, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: KANTOR and MOLDAV #general

Harland Goldwater <jafa@...>
 

I have two photos in my posession that were sent to my father
in the early part of the 20th c. >from Kishiniev, Moldova (then
Bessarabia). I would like to find members of the families so
I may pass the photos on to them.

1) MOLDAV or MOLDAVI, Gersh or Girsh or Hirsh. Taken January
1, 1914. There are two photos in this set: a boy or young man
holding a violin (though I'm not sure he knows how to play it)
and another of the same person seated and a girl or young woman
standing next to him.

2) KANTOR is the last name. The first name is possibly Yosef
(Joseph) 26 yrs. old, a woman who is 24 (Roxana? Ruchel?) and a
baby, 4 mo. named Israel. It is a small photo taken in a
European port town (perhaps while waiting for a ship for the
U.S. or England).

If any of this sounds like your family, please contact me.

Betty Goldwater
Sta. Barbara, CA, USA
jafa@rain.org

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PRAGER descendants #general

Jane Vogel-Kohai & Ofer Kohai <vogelko@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I have finally come up with a new lead searching for descendants
of PRAGER. My grandmother's maternal uncle Julius PRAGER of
Tairnbach/Baden, married her paternal aunt, Babette ISAAK.
Babette appears in the 1910 & 1920 Census records, in Pittsburgh,
as a widow.
Children living with her (though they were all adults at the time):
William PRAGER - a sign painter.
Ben PRAGER - was a soldier in the US Army between 1898 & 1919.
Rosa PRAGER -
Daisy PRAGER - bookkeeper

If anyone has any more information on this family, please contact me.
Thanks,

Jane Vogel-Kohai
Jerusalem, Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


"A good and reliable On-Line Payment Service." #general

caren b rubio <carenru@...>
 

Dear Genners:

My book about my family's journey >from the shtetl (Molchad) to
the Land of Israel under the British Mandate, to Paris under the
Nazi Occupation, will be published within the next couple of
months. Like Michael and Elsebeth I, too, will need a good and
reliable domestic and international on-line payment service.
I would appreciate receiving any information to be sent to me
as well.
Thank you!
Wishing all my fellow Genners and families a Happy, Healthy and
peaceful 2003!

Caren Rubio
caremru@juno.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "A good and reliable On-Line Payment Service." #general

caren b rubio <carenru@...>
 

Dear Genners:

My book about my family's journey >from the shtetl (Molchad) to
the Land of Israel under the British Mandate, to Paris under the
Nazi Occupation, will be published within the next couple of
months. Like Michael and Elsebeth I, too, will need a good and
reliable domestic and international on-line payment service.
I would appreciate receiving any information to be sent to me
as well.
Thank you!
Wishing all my fellow Genners and families a Happy, Healthy and
peaceful 2003!

Caren Rubio
caremru@juno.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #latvia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #scandinavia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Latvia SIG #Latvia An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #latvia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #scandinavia

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


HUNGARIAN GENEALOGY DICTIONARY #hungary

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Hi,

I have three different Hungarian/English dictionaries and none have many of
the words I come across in my research. Can anyone suggest one, or better
yet, a site with Hungarian words for old genealogical documents? I have one
of those, as well, but it's not complete. In particular, I'm trying to
translate the headings on some old Conskription and Urbarium (tax) records,
from 1835-49.
Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Bonnie Frederics
Tucson, AZ
picturethisfilm@email.com

Seeking:
ZEISLER - Heves and Borsod counties
ECSEDI/ERNST - Tarnamera and NagyIvan
UNGAR - Gyongyos
LOWY - Budapest

Moderator VK: The headings on many of the 18th and early 19th century censuses are in Latin so a Hungarian dictionary won't help. I use the Bantan New College Latin/English and German/English dictionaries (both available in inexpensive paperback versions) as well as the paperback version of NTC's Hungarian and English Dictionary (Tamas Magay and Laszlo Kiss, NTC Publishing Group, 1996. (ISBN 0-8442-4969-6). I have no financial or other interest in these publications and would be interested in hearing >from other researchers about the resources they have found particularly useful.


Hungary SIG #Hungary HUNGARIAN GENEALOGY DICTIONARY #hungary

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

Hi,

I have three different Hungarian/English dictionaries and none have many of
the words I come across in my research. Can anyone suggest one, or better
yet, a site with Hungarian words for old genealogical documents? I have one
of those, as well, but it's not complete. In particular, I'm trying to
translate the headings on some old Conskription and Urbarium (tax) records,
from 1835-49.
Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Bonnie Frederics
Tucson, AZ
picturethisfilm@email.com

Seeking:
ZEISLER - Heves and Borsod counties
ECSEDI/ERNST - Tarnamera and NagyIvan
UNGAR - Gyongyos
LOWY - Budapest

Moderator VK: The headings on many of the 18th and early 19th century censuses are in Latin so a Hungarian dictionary won't help. I use the Bantan New College Latin/English and German/English dictionaries (both available in inexpensive paperback versions) as well as the paperback version of NTC's Hungarian and English Dictionary (Tamas Magay and Laszlo Kiss, NTC Publishing Group, 1996. (ISBN 0-8442-4969-6). I have no financial or other interest in these publications and would be interested in hearing >from other researchers about the resources they have found particularly useful.


An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #hungary

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Hungary SIG #Hungary An Exciting New Years Message from JewishGen #hungary

Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
 

As we embark on 2003, JewishGen will reach yet another milestone as the
leading Internet site for researching Jewish ancestry and Jewish
heritage. Connecting and re-connecting families through the open sharing
of information has become the JewishGen hallmark over these many years.
The spirit of cooperation and sharing, the spirit of building community
through the pioneering of the Internet has made JewishGen what it is
today. Thousands of hands at work created one of the most successful grass
roots efforts in the field of Jewish genealogy and perhaps even in the
Jewish world. A credit to all!

Marked by both great accomplishments and daunting challenges, JewishGen
has reached a pinnacle in our young life relying on our driving force
towards preserving the past for the present and into the future. But in
the background has been the nagging thought - how can we best preserve
JewishGen, ensure JewishGen's continuity, yet continue to reach out and
serve the growing needs of our constituents? Even more importantly, how
can we build on what we have created, taking it to even greater heights?
How can we continue to weave this web of information about our families,
their lives, our history, our heritage?

Our efforts throughout 15 years of growth, development and success have
not gone unnoticed and our prayers have been answered.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we can announce today that
JewishGen will become part of one of the most outstanding and
distinguished institutions in New York City, The Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This relationship will
become effective January 1, 2003, a new year that will indeed mark a new
era for JewishGen, and with it a new era for Jewish genealogy.

There is much to do over the coming weeks and months to provide as
seamless a transition as possible. We are committed to focusing our
energies on ensuring that valuable resources and research information
will be made available to the Jewish community worldwide as quickly as
possible. To make this happen, Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, longtime
volunteers, will become full-time employees. They will now be in a
position to get the backlog of data flowing!

Additional information, along with other exciting announcements, will be
forthcoming throughout the next months as we work through the transition
process. We ask that you address any and all questions to
infomjh@lyris.jewishgen.org so they can be answered and made available
to JewishGen's constituency in a FAQ that will be online shortly.

We invite you to read the attached press release and become acquainted
with our new family. http://www.mjhnyc.org/new/index.htm

from JewishGen to all of you, we wish you a peaceful, prosperous and
healthy 2003.

Susan E. King
Founder

----------------------------

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Tropp
dtropp@mjhnyc.org
212.968.1800 ext. 153

JewishGen, World's Leading Internet Jewish Genealogy Resource, To Join
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

(New York, NY) - Effective January 1, 2003, JewishGen, a world renowned
Jewish Genealogy website, will become a division of the Museum of Jewish
Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. The
Boards of the Museum and JewishGen approved the plan in December.

An Internet pioneer, JewishGen was founded in 1987 by Susan E. King and
has grown >from a bulletin board with only 150 users to a major grass
roots effort bringing together hundreds of thousands of individuals
worldwide in a virtual community centered on discovering Jewish
ancestral roots and history. On JewishGen, researchers share
genealogical information, techniques, and case studies. With a growing
database of more than seven million records, including some material
from previous centuries, the website is a forum for the exchange of
information about Jewish life and family history and has enabled
thousands of families to connect and re-connect in a way never before
possible.

"For many Jews, knowledge of their family history perished in the
Holocaust; JewishGen fills in the missing pieces of the puzzle," said
Dr. David G. Marwell, Museum Director. "Our Museum allows visitors to
identify with the themes of 20th century Jewish history and has helped
our public to identify with Holocaust survivors and opened new doors of
understanding. With JewishGen, we will be able to take our message
worldwide."

"Genealogy research is much more than just searching for names, dates
and places," said Susan King, founder of JewishGen. "It is vitally
important that researchers also understand the details of Jewish
heritage and history; the Museum provides context for the lives being
researched. That's what makes this relationship so exciting. Museum of
Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will also allow us
to professionalize what has been an all-volunteer effort."

Ms. King, who will report to Dr. Marwell, will be the Managing Director
of JewishGen and will remain in Houston where JewishGen is based.

Among JewishGen's features are the Family Tree of the Jewish People
containing data on more than two million people; the Yizkor Book
Project, an ongoing effort to translate memorial books which contain
previously inaccessible information on the fate of Jewish communities
and their inhabitants affected by the Holocaust; and the Holocaust
Global Registry, a central database of and for Holocaust survivors and
their families. The Holocaust Global Registry is already responsible
for re-connecting several families after more than 60 years of
separation.

The Museum is located on the waterfront of Lower Manhattan in Battery
Park City. The Museum's core exhibition is organized around three
themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish
Renewal. With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24
original documentary films on display, the Museum uses personal stories
and artifacts to present 20th century Jewish history and the Holocaust
in a context of universal truths that speak to people of all ages and
backgrounds. The Museum is in the middle of an 82,000-square-foot
construction project that will contain a theater, classrooms, and
special exhibition space, among other facilities. The East Wing, set to
open in fall 2003, will enhance the Museum's mission of remembrance and
education.


Shaya, Solomin or Zalman #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 1/1/2003 11:06:20 AM Eastern Standard Time,
budman@generation.net writes:

<< Shaya, Solomin or Zalman Segal (All the same person). >>

==Zalaman and Solomin are both derived >from the Hebrew Shlomoh
(Solomon).

==Shaya is derived >from the Hebrew Yeshayahu (Isaiah) or Yehoshua
(Joshua) or Hoshe'ah (Hosea)

Michael Bernet New York


How to find Dachau survivor or descendants #general

vangheluwe <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Bonjour,

Hello all

I just discovered informations about a Dachau prisonner,
hight probably related with me.

Here it is:

Benjamin GRUNZEIG (more probably GRUENZEIG / GRYNCAJG)
born the 28/02/1924 in Warsaw, Muranowski Platz 17,
polish jew
Prisonner number 146733 (Schutzhaft)
liberated in 1945 (on the East side)

I have no idea what I can search and How with those infos.
Any help would be apprecied

Daniel Vangheluwe
France