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Margot Rubin "The Jewish Community of Johannesburg, 1886-1939: Landscapes of Reality and Imagination" #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Kathy Munro of Johannesburg Heritage Foundation has alerted me to a
very interesting MA thesis by Margot Rubin "The Jewish Community of
Johannesburg, 1886-1939: Landscapes of Reality and Imagination".

https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/28071/Complete.pdf


Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Margot Rubin "The Jewish Community of Johannesburg, 1886-1939: Landscapes of Reality and Imagination" #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Kathy Munro of Johannesburg Heritage Foundation has alerted me to a
very interesting MA thesis by Margot Rubin "The Jewish Community of
Johannesburg, 1886-1939: Landscapes of Reality and Imagination".

https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/28071/Complete.pdf


Saul Issroff


Brakpan Jewish Youth movements #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Elona at the SA Friends of Beth Hatfusot Country Communities project
is now busy checking Brakpan and is finding the research relating to
the various youth movements that were there problematic.

She writes "We don't have archival records, just people's
reminiscences and memories do fade!"

The SAZF library only has articles >from 1990 onwards.

Do you know if anyone has done research on the youth movements in the
country towns.

These are her queries:

1. When was Habonim established in Brakpan and by whom?
2. The same query applies to Bnei Zion and Betar.

Please reply direct to Elona Steinfeld at Museum@beyachad.co.za and
copy me in also.

Saul Issroff


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Brakpan Jewish Youth movements #southafrica

Saul Issroff
 

Elona at the SA Friends of Beth Hatfusot Country Communities project
is now busy checking Brakpan and is finding the research relating to
the various youth movements that were there problematic.

She writes "We don't have archival records, just people's
reminiscences and memories do fade!"

The SAZF library only has articles >from 1990 onwards.

Do you know if anyone has done research on the youth movements in the
country towns.

These are her queries:

1. When was Habonim established in Brakpan and by whom?
2. The same query applies to Bnei Zion and Betar.

Please reply direct to Elona Steinfeld at Museum@beyachad.co.za and
copy me in also.

Saul Issroff


New and Updated Databases on IGRA's Website #southafrica

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new
and updated databases on its website. There are now over 1 million
records available in our databases. We want to thank the participating
archives and the many volunteers who have prepared these databases.
With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.

A preview of the databases is available at

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-august-2017

Updated Databases

Voters' List - Knesset Israel, 1936 1,145 listings

This list comes >from the Central Zionist Archives. The people
mentioned here were eligible (considered adults) to vote in the
Assembly of Representatives (of the Jewish community in British
controlled Palestine). The information includes the name of the father
and the locality and is in Hebrew. (No images are available.)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates 5,006 listings

This addition is part of our ongoing project with the Israel State
Archives. Each certificate provides many details regarding the husband
and wife, their parents and - in some instances - the witnesses. The
certificates are primarily in Hebrew, but in some cases the names are
in English as well. It is possible to see the transcription of the
information on the spouse by doing a second search once you have the
name >from the certificate. (Images available.)

New Databases

HaShomer HaTzair Members in Galicia, 1919-1920 657 listings

This information comes >from the Archives at Givat Haviva. It is a
handwritten, alphabetical list in Latin characters. Alongside the name
is the city the person is from. (Images available.)

South Africans Fallen in Israel 1948-2010 87 listings

The information regarding the 87 people mentioned here is taken from
the Memorial in the Lavi Forest. In addition to the name, birth and
death dates are given when known. (No image are available.)

Members of the Histadrut HaMorim (Teachers' Union) 1945 3,819 listings

The information was located at the Tel Aviv University library and is
in Hebrew. The list mentions members according to city and school.
(Images available.)

Births to Cyprus Detainees, 1948-49 509 listings

In IGRA's continued cooperation with the JDC Archives we are able to
present this new database. >from 1946 until early 1949, the British
confined over 53,000 Jewish refugees not permitted to enter Palestine,
many of whom were Holocaust survivors, in detention camps on Cyprus.
These weekly lists document babies born to residents of the camps
during the period August 1948-February 1949. The lists record more
than 500 births and include date of birth, sex, mother's name, and
camp number. A link is provided on the detail page to the record on
the JDC Archive website. The lists are in English. (No images are
available.)

Hapoel Haifa Soccer Players 1955-2016 608 listings

These names represent players for Hapoel Haifa Soccer team over the
years and is available on the internet. The position played by each is
mentioned and sometimes a birth year is available. (No image
available)

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Please note, images can be seen by paid IGRA members only. If you are
not an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica New and Updated Databases on IGRA's Website #southafrica

Elena Bazes
 

The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) has just released new
and updated databases on its website. There are now over 1 million
records available in our databases. We want to thank the participating
archives and the many volunteers who have prepared these databases.
With each release we provide a variety of records to our collection.

A preview of the databases is available at

https://www.slideshare.net/igra3/igra-release-august-2017

Updated Databases

Voters' List - Knesset Israel, 1936 1,145 listings

This list comes >from the Central Zionist Archives. The people
mentioned here were eligible (considered adults) to vote in the
Assembly of Representatives (of the Jewish community in British
controlled Palestine). The information includes the name of the father
and the locality and is in Hebrew. (No images are available.)

Palestine Marriage/Divorce Certificates 5,006 listings

This addition is part of our ongoing project with the Israel State
Archives. Each certificate provides many details regarding the husband
and wife, their parents and - in some instances - the witnesses. The
certificates are primarily in Hebrew, but in some cases the names are
in English as well. It is possible to see the transcription of the
information on the spouse by doing a second search once you have the
name >from the certificate. (Images available.)

New Databases

HaShomer HaTzair Members in Galicia, 1919-1920 657 listings

This information comes >from the Archives at Givat Haviva. It is a
handwritten, alphabetical list in Latin characters. Alongside the name
is the city the person is from. (Images available.)

South Africans Fallen in Israel 1948-2010 87 listings

The information regarding the 87 people mentioned here is taken from
the Memorial in the Lavi Forest. In addition to the name, birth and
death dates are given when known. (No image are available.)

Members of the Histadrut HaMorim (Teachers' Union) 1945 3,819 listings

The information was located at the Tel Aviv University library and is
in Hebrew. The list mentions members according to city and school.
(Images available.)

Births to Cyprus Detainees, 1948-49 509 listings

In IGRA's continued cooperation with the JDC Archives we are able to
present this new database. >from 1946 until early 1949, the British
confined over 53,000 Jewish refugees not permitted to enter Palestine,
many of whom were Holocaust survivors, in detention camps on Cyprus.
These weekly lists document babies born to residents of the camps
during the period August 1948-February 1949. The lists record more
than 500 births and include date of birth, sex, mother's name, and
camp number. A link is provided on the detail page to the record on
the JDC Archive website. The lists are in English. (No images are
available.)

Hapoel Haifa Soccer Players 1955-2016 608 listings

These names represent players for Hapoel Haifa Soccer team over the
years and is available on the internet. The position played by each is
mentioned and sometimes a birth year is available. (No image
available)

Before viewing the databases, please register for free on the IGRA website:

http://genealogy.org.il/

To view the databases, go to http://genealogy.org.il/AID/index.php

Please note, images can be seen by paid IGRA members only. If you are
not an IGRA member, you will be able to see the transcriptions only.

Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson


Merle or Warren Oshry #southafrica

Rosalind
 

I am trying to reach Merle Oshry or her son, whose name I believe is Warren.
While researching some of my Irish (Polish Irish) Cohen family very
recently, I found a branch in Cape Town and then Bulawayo.
Merle is apparently a great granddaughter of Marks Leon Cohen. She lives in
Sandton I am told by her cousin Dave, who doesn't have her address/phone.

I would like to have an email or snail mail address to which to write.
So if someone can put me in touch I would be grateful.

Sincerely,
Dr Ros Romem
Jerusalem


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Merle or Warren Oshry #southafrica

Rosalind
 

I am trying to reach Merle Oshry or her son, whose name I believe is Warren.
While researching some of my Irish (Polish Irish) Cohen family very
recently, I found a branch in Cape Town and then Bulawayo.
Merle is apparently a great granddaughter of Marks Leon Cohen. She lives in
Sandton I am told by her cousin Dave, who doesn't have her address/phone.

I would like to have an email or snail mail address to which to write.
So if someone can put me in touch I would be grateful.

Sincerely,
Dr Ros Romem
Jerusalem


Seeking Research Methodology Help #latvia

Leslie Kelman <les.kelman43@...>
 

My great-grandmother Annie (1867-1943) had 3 younger sisters (Sarah,
Sophie and Ettie) and 2 younger brothers (Simon and Jacob). They came
to the UK between 1888 and 1895 but not all together. Their mother
Rebecca also came to the UK. Annie and her husband Vulf were the first
to arrive.

I am almost certain that they came >from Lativia, because:

1. In the 1891 Scottish census, Annie declared that she came from
Fredrichstat (to-day Jaunjelgava)
2. On the birth certificates of Annie's children who were born in
Scotland (4 out of the 13), it states that Annie married Vulf Vulfson
in Riga on August 15, 1888. The archives in Riga could not find any
record of the marriage
3. Annie's husband Vulf Wolfson was born in Bauska in 1867. The
archives in Riga found this record
4. In the 1881 Scottish census, Annie's aunt Breine (or Bertha)
declared that she came >from Courland

I have many UK records (marriage and death) for the 6 siblings and the mother.

The family name before Annie and the other siblings married appears to
be Meck or Miak. But it could be Friedman, Cabilis or even Wolfson.
The family story is that when they arrived to the UK, Vulf Wolfson
(Annie's husband) advised them all to adopt the name Wolfson, which
they did. So all of their marriage and death records identify them as
Wolfsons.

On the assumption that I am not really sure of the family name in
Latvia, I searched the Latvian Jewish Gen records year by year from
1866 until 1885 (20 years worth, covering the years when the 6
siblings were born). For each year I put in Rebecca (given name,
sounds like) and then I put in the year. For each year I received
between about 60 to 150 births. I went through them one by one looking
for a possible match. There were a few semi-reasonable hits, but no
real Eureka moment.

Can anyone suggest how I can get through my brick wall, because I am
finding absolutely no trace of them in Latvia.

I would be most grateful for any suggestions or hints

Many thanks

Leslie Kelman (Toronto)


Latvia SIG #Latvia Seeking Research Methodology Help #latvia

Leslie Kelman <les.kelman43@...>
 

My great-grandmother Annie (1867-1943) had 3 younger sisters (Sarah,
Sophie and Ettie) and 2 younger brothers (Simon and Jacob). They came
to the UK between 1888 and 1895 but not all together. Their mother
Rebecca also came to the UK. Annie and her husband Vulf were the first
to arrive.

I am almost certain that they came >from Lativia, because:

1. In the 1891 Scottish census, Annie declared that she came from
Fredrichstat (to-day Jaunjelgava)
2. On the birth certificates of Annie's children who were born in
Scotland (4 out of the 13), it states that Annie married Vulf Vulfson
in Riga on August 15, 1888. The archives in Riga could not find any
record of the marriage
3. Annie's husband Vulf Wolfson was born in Bauska in 1867. The
archives in Riga found this record
4. In the 1881 Scottish census, Annie's aunt Breine (or Bertha)
declared that she came >from Courland

I have many UK records (marriage and death) for the 6 siblings and the mother.

The family name before Annie and the other siblings married appears to
be Meck or Miak. But it could be Friedman, Cabilis or even Wolfson.
The family story is that when they arrived to the UK, Vulf Wolfson
(Annie's husband) advised them all to adopt the name Wolfson, which
they did. So all of their marriage and death records identify them as
Wolfsons.

On the assumption that I am not really sure of the family name in
Latvia, I searched the Latvian Jewish Gen records year by year from
1866 until 1885 (20 years worth, covering the years when the 6
siblings were born). For each year I put in Rebecca (given name,
sounds like) and then I put in the year. For each year I received
between about 60 to 150 births. I went through them one by one looking
for a possible match. There were a few semi-reasonable hits, but no
real Eureka moment.

Can anyone suggest how I can get through my brick wall, because I am
finding absolutely no trace of them in Latvia.

I would be most grateful for any suggestions or hints

Many thanks

Leslie Kelman (Toronto)


Naturalization Application--New York, 1890s #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to find the naturalization records for my great-grandfather
Samuel Joseph BERGER. He was born in 1854, possibly in Grodno, then in
Russia, later in Poland and Lithuania and now in Belarus. In the 1870s,
he probably moved to Pultusk, Poland, where he married Zipora (Annie)
SOBOTA, who was born in Pultusk in 1856. In the 1880s, they emigrated
to New York, where four of the five children who lived to maturity were
born: Mollie Rae (1884-1970), my grandmother; Hattie Sarah (1887-1953);
Sherrell Lewis (1888-1928); and Avrome David (1891-1923).

Later, they moved to Memphis, where the last child, Dorothy Vivian
(1898-1991), was born. Another child, George, may have been born in
1896 in Memphis but probably died before 1910. I have looked at the U.S.
Censuses for 1900, 1910, and 1920, and have obtained the information >from
there. Samuel died in Memphis in 1926 and Annie died in Memphis in 1947.

According to the 1900 Census, Samuel was listed as naturalized. So he
would have been naturalized either in New York in the early 1890s or in
Memphis after 1895. I can try the county archives here to determine if
he was naturalized in Memphis. What I need help on is how I can find out
if he was naturalized in New York. Thank you for your help.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization Application--New York, 1890s #general

Sheldon Dan <sheldan1955@...>
 

I am trying to find the naturalization records for my great-grandfather
Samuel Joseph BERGER. He was born in 1854, possibly in Grodno, then in
Russia, later in Poland and Lithuania and now in Belarus. In the 1870s,
he probably moved to Pultusk, Poland, where he married Zipora (Annie)
SOBOTA, who was born in Pultusk in 1856. In the 1880s, they emigrated
to New York, where four of the five children who lived to maturity were
born: Mollie Rae (1884-1970), my grandmother; Hattie Sarah (1887-1953);
Sherrell Lewis (1888-1928); and Avrome David (1891-1923).

Later, they moved to Memphis, where the last child, Dorothy Vivian
(1898-1991), was born. Another child, George, may have been born in
1896 in Memphis but probably died before 1910. I have looked at the U.S.
Censuses for 1900, 1910, and 1920, and have obtained the information >from
there. Samuel died in Memphis in 1926 and Annie died in Memphis in 1947.

According to the 1900 Census, Samuel was listed as naturalized. So he
would have been naturalized either in New York in the early 1890s or in
Memphis after 1895. I can try the county archives here to determine if
he was naturalized in Memphis. What I need help on is how I can find out
if he was naturalized in New York. Thank you for your help.

Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@bellsouth.net


Dating and Identifying Old portraits #warsaw #poland

Tsiporah Trom
 

Dear genners,

I'm in possession of several old family portraits taken by photographs =
in
Warsaw.
I would like to date them, probably end 19th century, in the hope of
identifying relatives on my tree.

Any advice on material that could help me ?

Here are the names of the photographs and their address in Warsaw (when =
I
have it):

Rafael=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Dluga 40
M. Pusch=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Miodowa 1
I. Jankowski=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0Miodowa 6
Murillo=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Leszno 4
G. Linder
R. Majorkiewicz

Thank you in advance for your help,

Geraldine Trom
Antwerp, Belgium

Researching GRUNBAUM, BAUMANN, BUGARSKY and PORTNER >from WARSAW


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Dating and Identifying Old portraits #warsaw #poland

Tsiporah Trom
 

Dear genners,

I'm in possession of several old family portraits taken by photographs =
in
Warsaw.
I would like to date them, probably end 19th century, in the hope of
identifying relatives on my tree.

Any advice on material that could help me ?

Here are the names of the photographs and their address in Warsaw (when =
I
have it):

Rafael=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Dluga 40
M. Pusch=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Miodowa 1
I. Jankowski=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 =A0Miodowa 6
Murillo=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Leszno 4
G. Linder
R. Majorkiewicz

Thank you in advance for your help,

Geraldine Trom
Antwerp, Belgium

Researching GRUNBAUM, BAUMANN, BUGARSKY and PORTNER >from WARSAW


JewishGen Ignition & Signature Grants - Applications Now Open! #warsaw #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

We are very pleased to announce that the application for JewishGen
Ignition & Signature Grants is now open. The goal of this program is
to stimulate and unleash a variety of new initiatives, productivity
and creativity which will result in additional records being
accessible on JewishGen's award-winning databases, and to expand this
effort beyond our traditional sources of material. As a result, all
Jewish genealogical and historical societies, as well as any
community based organizations, such as a synagogues, schools and
libraries, are encouraged to apply.

JewishGen will be offering ignition grants up to $5,000 and signature
grants of up to $25,000 for exceptional applications. Projects can
focus on primary or secondary records, and are not restricted by any
specific geographic location.

from the beginning, JewishGen has been the pioneer and the leader of
Jewish genealogy. Our databases are unmatched, and we have innovated
new tools, new methods, and new concepts which have benefited
thousands of people. This new program follows in that tradition, and
we look forward to seeing what type of applications come in.

Applications are being accepted now through November 15, 2017.
Winners will be announced in January of 2018.

Then online grant application can be accessed by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/grants2017.html

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Yizkor Book Project, August 2017 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As always, in that relatively short period of time called a month,
quite a great deal has transpired in the Yizkor Book Project.

To begin with, a considerable number of new Translations Funds were
recently set up for the following projects:

- Brzesko, Poland (Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity)
- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
- Wislica, Poland (Memorial book of Wislica; the Wislich yizkor book)
- Zakroczym, Poland (My Zakroczym)

For all these projects, the project coordinators for them have
realized that in order to accomplish the professional translation of
the book, the best idea would be to set up a dedicated fund. The idea
of these funds involves relies on the financial support for the
researchers of these particular communities - who join together to see
the translation of these books available to everyone. If any of the
above are "your" communities and you have yet to donate to the
relevant fund, please go to the JewishGen-erosity page, whose link
appears at the end of this message to carry out the donation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Avraham Groll,
JewishGen Director, and Rebecca Schaeffer, his assistant, their much
appreciated assistance in taking care of the logistics involved around
these funds, helping us to go forward with the projects in a timely
fashion.

Over and above financial support for the projects, we do have a
dedicated and, frankly, amazing band of volunteers who help the Yizkor
Book Project make significant progress each and every month. Still, we
are always on the lookout for more volunteers able to devote as much
time as they feel comfortable with, to assist in translating and
editing. In particular, we are currently looking for people who can
read Hebrew or Yiddish and have a background in editing to assist us
in this field - if this describes yourself, I would love to hear from
you.

Other than that, our Yizkor Books in Print project continues to
regularly roll out new books, the last being "God's Sabbatical Years"
- the memoirs of Holocaust survivor, Alan Weiler, as related by
author, Peter Harris. Thanks go out to Joel Alpert and his team for
the considerable time, thought and energy which was invested in the
publishing this book and all the other books made available by the
YBIP Project over the last few years.

As the High Holidays are just around the corner, I would like to wish
all of you a Shana Tova U'Metuka - a sweet New Year. Wishing you a
year of happiness and good health and realizations of all your dreams.
At this time, I would also like to wish our dear friends in Houston an
early return to normality so that they can join us in happily
welcoming in this new year.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in August.

We have added in a new book:

- Brzesko, Poland (Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brzesko/Brzesko.html

And added in a new entry:

- Dolny Stal, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo141.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosava/Kosava.html

- Kosiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kosow-Kosow Huculski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kosiv/kosiv.html

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krasnobrod/Krasnobrod.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Minsk, Belarus (Minsk, Jewish Mother-City, a memorial anthology)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/minsk/minsk.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Przedborz, Poland (Przedborz Memorial Book: 33 Years Since the
Destruction of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedborz/Przedborz.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed
Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the
Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelechow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Shana Tova/Happy New Year,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen Ignition & Signature Grants - Applications Now Open! #warsaw #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

We are very pleased to announce that the application for JewishGen
Ignition & Signature Grants is now open. The goal of this program is
to stimulate and unleash a variety of new initiatives, productivity
and creativity which will result in additional records being
accessible on JewishGen's award-winning databases, and to expand this
effort beyond our traditional sources of material. As a result, all
Jewish genealogical and historical societies, as well as any
community based organizations, such as a synagogues, schools and
libraries, are encouraged to apply.

JewishGen will be offering ignition grants up to $5,000 and signature
grants of up to $25,000 for exceptional applications. Projects can
focus on primary or secondary records, and are not restricted by any
specific geographic location.

from the beginning, JewishGen has been the pioneer and the leader of
Jewish genealogy. Our databases are unmatched, and we have innovated
new tools, new methods, and new concepts which have benefited
thousands of people. This new program follows in that tradition, and
we look forward to seeing what type of applications come in.

Applications are being accepted now through November 15, 2017.
Winners will be announced in January of 2018.

Then online grant application can be accessed by visiting:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/grants2017.html

Wishing you all the best,

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, August 2017 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As always, in that relatively short period of time called a month,
quite a great deal has transpired in the Yizkor Book Project.

To begin with, a considerable number of new Translations Funds were
recently set up for the following projects:

- Brzesko, Poland (Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity)
- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
- Wislica, Poland (Memorial book of Wislica; the Wislich yizkor book)
- Zakroczym, Poland (My Zakroczym)

For all these projects, the project coordinators for them have
realized that in order to accomplish the professional translation of
the book, the best idea would be to set up a dedicated fund. The idea
of these funds involves relies on the financial support for the
researchers of these particular communities - who join together to see
the translation of these books available to everyone. If any of the
above are "your" communities and you have yet to donate to the
relevant fund, please go to the JewishGen-erosity page, whose link
appears at the end of this message to carry out the donation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Avraham Groll,
JewishGen Director, and Rebecca Schaeffer, his assistant, their much
appreciated assistance in taking care of the logistics involved around
these funds, helping us to go forward with the projects in a timely
fashion.

Over and above financial support for the projects, we do have a
dedicated and, frankly, amazing band of volunteers who help the Yizkor
Book Project make significant progress each and every month. Still, we
are always on the lookout for more volunteers able to devote as much
time as they feel comfortable with, to assist in translating and
editing. In particular, we are currently looking for people who can
read Hebrew or Yiddish and have a background in editing to assist us
in this field - if this describes yourself, I would love to hear from
you.

Other than that, our Yizkor Books in Print project continues to
regularly roll out new books, the last being "God's Sabbatical Years"
- the memoirs of Holocaust survivor, Alan Weiler, as related by
author, Peter Harris. Thanks go out to Joel Alpert and his team for
the considerable time, thought and energy which was invested in the
publishing this book and all the other books made available by the
YBIP Project over the last few years.

As the High Holidays are just around the corner, I would like to wish
all of you a Shana Tova U'Metuka - a sweet New Year. Wishing you a
year of happiness and good health and realizations of all your dreams.
At this time, I would also like to wish our dear friends in Houston an
early return to normality so that they can join us in happily
welcoming in this new year.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in August.

We have added in a new book:

- Brzesko, Poland (Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brzesko/Brzesko.html

And added in a new entry:

- Dolny Stal, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo141.html

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosava/Kosava.html

- Kosiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kosow-Kosow Huculski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kosiv/kosiv.html

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krasnobrod/Krasnobrod.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Minsk, Belarus (Minsk, Jewish Mother-City, a memorial anthology)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/minsk/minsk.html

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Przedborz, Poland (Przedborz Memorial Book: 33 Years Since the
Destruction of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedborz/Przedborz.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed
Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the
Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelechow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Shana Tova/Happy New Year,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Terv Gold
 

I've posted 3 LICHTENSTEIN family death records in Polish for which I'd
appreciate a translation.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60151
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60152
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60153

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

Roseann Mandell
Massachusetts USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Terv Gold
 

I've posted 3 LICHTENSTEIN family death records in Polish for which I'd
appreciate a translation.

They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60151
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60152
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60153

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

Roseann Mandell
Massachusetts USA

49541 - 49560 of 658010