Date   

1492 #general

Constance Cowen <connfromny@...>
 

Was the inquisition at this time? How could Isabella and Ferninand have
any Jewish blood since this is the time Jews were expelled >from Spain or
am I wrong. It is believed that Columbus was a Murano. Please clarify
for me . Thanks


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1492 #general

Constance Cowen <connfromny@...>
 

Was the inquisition at this time? How could Isabella and Ferninand have
any Jewish blood since this is the time Jews were expelled >from Spain or
am I wrong. It is believed that Columbus was a Murano. Please clarify
for me . Thanks


Re: Unknowingly marrying a sibling #general

ctf-genealogy@...
 

I don't think there is anything against marrying a sibling in Judaism.
Abraham and Sarah were half-siblings. There is, however, a law against it
in the USA. There may also be in other countries. I don't know. I have a
cousin marriage in my tree that left me confused for six months.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA
ctf-genealogy@mindspring.com

From: <ifidont@juno.com>
Last week Avrumy Heschel wrote:
<< One ramification of this is the possibility, albeit very remote of
someone unknowingly marrying a natural sister. Such an act is not only
forbidden in Jewish law but I believe is considered immoral by most
civilized people. There has been at least one documented incident in
Israel where an adopted child actually got engaged to a woman who turned
out to be his natural sister.>>

This should be even more of a concern for people conceived through
anonymous donor gametes. One man can, in theory at least, sire a great
many children through such donations, and all would be half-siblings to
each other. The same is true -- to a much lesser degree -- for a woman
who donates eggs. Since the resulting children don't receive much
information about their DNA donors (assuming they are even told the truth
about their conceptions), this makes unwitting marriage to a sibling a
very real possibility, even if it's still rather unlikely.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unknowingly marrying a sibling #general

ctf-genealogy@...
 

I don't think there is anything against marrying a sibling in Judaism.
Abraham and Sarah were half-siblings. There is, however, a law against it
in the USA. There may also be in other countries. I don't know. I have a
cousin marriage in my tree that left me confused for six months.

Vicki Ina Friedman
Acworth, GA
ctf-genealogy@mindspring.com

From: <ifidont@juno.com>
Last week Avrumy Heschel wrote:
<< One ramification of this is the possibility, albeit very remote of
someone unknowingly marrying a natural sister. Such an act is not only
forbidden in Jewish law but I believe is considered immoral by most
civilized people. There has been at least one documented incident in
Israel where an adopted child actually got engaged to a woman who turned
out to be his natural sister.>>

This should be even more of a concern for people conceived through
anonymous donor gametes. One man can, in theory at least, sire a great
many children through such donations, and all would be half-siblings to
each other. The same is true -- to a much lesser degree -- for a woman
who donates eggs. Since the resulting children don't receive much
information about their DNA donors (assuming they are even told the truth
about their conceptions), this makes unwitting marriage to a sibling a
very real possibility, even if it's still rather unlikely.


Re: Could a Helen be an Esther? #general

Edward Andelman <andelman@...>
 

Dear Sheree --it's hard to know. My sister, Helen Rose, was named for our
paternal g/mother Chaya Ruchel. 3 others named for her also had given
names: Ida, and another Helen.

Good luck,

Jeanne Blitzer Andelman
andelman@oh.verio.com
Cleveland, OH

Researching:
Mielnitza/Mielnica, Galicia, Austria, now Mel'nitza
Podolskaya,Ukraine--FLEISCHMAN, REITER, BLITZER, ZUKER-REINSTEIN
Tarnapol/Ternopil--FLEISCHMAN, REITER
Kudrynce, Bukovina, Austria, now Kudrintsy, Ukraine--REINSTEIN,
ZUKER,BLITZER

Sheree Roth wrote:

I just received a record >from Social Security. My ancestor lists his
mother's name as Helen. I had always thought that her name was Eti, Esti
or Esther. Since the dates listed are also a bit off, (but close) I am
wondering if I have the record for the right person. Do any of you know
any Helens who's Hebrew name is Esther? Thanks for your help.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Could a Helen be an Esther? #general

Edward Andelman <andelman@...>
 

Dear Sheree --it's hard to know. My sister, Helen Rose, was named for our
paternal g/mother Chaya Ruchel. 3 others named for her also had given
names: Ida, and another Helen.

Good luck,

Jeanne Blitzer Andelman
andelman@oh.verio.com
Cleveland, OH

Researching:
Mielnitza/Mielnica, Galicia, Austria, now Mel'nitza
Podolskaya,Ukraine--FLEISCHMAN, REITER, BLITZER, ZUKER-REINSTEIN
Tarnapol/Ternopil--FLEISCHMAN, REITER
Kudrynce, Bukovina, Austria, now Kudrintsy, Ukraine--REINSTEIN,
ZUKER,BLITZER

Sheree Roth wrote:

I just received a record >from Social Security. My ancestor lists his
mother's name as Helen. I had always thought that her name was Eti, Esti
or Esther. Since the dates listed are also a bit off, (but close) I am
wondering if I have the record for the right person. Do any of you know
any Helens who's Hebrew name is Esther? Thanks for your help.


Rosanne LEESON - Can't Email you #general

Sandyhshor@...
 

Have tried to reply to your very nice letter to the JG Mall but it gets
returned.

If you have a new email address please send it to us privately at

donsandyh@earthlink.net.

Thanks.

Sandy Hirschhorn for
JewishGen Mall
Boca Raton, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rosanne LEESON - Can't Email you #general

Sandyhshor@...
 

Have tried to reply to your very nice letter to the JG Mall but it gets
returned.

If you have a new email address please send it to us privately at

donsandyh@earthlink.net.

Thanks.

Sandy Hirschhorn for
JewishGen Mall
Boca Raton, FL


SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen - updated name and address #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Re: Revised Name & URL

Responding to the wishes of Sefard Forum subscribers, both the name and URL
address of the SephardicSIG has been changed. Please update your address
books and links accordingly.

-Old-
SephardicSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/sephardicsig/

-New-
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

Jeff Malka, Webmaster,
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
malkajef@orthohelp.com

Bernard Kouchel, List Manager,
Sefard Forum: E-mail Discussion Group For Researchers Of Sephardic Genealogy
bkouchel@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/SefardForum.htm


Natrualization #general

renee1056@...
 

Hi Geeners
My m grandparents came to NYC in 1906 is it possible that they never were
naturalized as there seems to be no record of it accuring. I just found
out that they never had social security # either. My grandfather died in
1949. How would I find the death certificate and would it give me
information as to who his parents were or is this my dead end to any
information about their past and what happened to any of their parents or
sisters or brothers or their decendents.
Happy Passover
Shalom
Renee Marcus, Spring Hill, Fl.
searching for ZALMANOV, FRAYERMAN, FREIERMAN, FREIMAN, BOSKIN (or any
spelling thereof)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen - updated name and address #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Re: Revised Name & URL

Responding to the wishes of Sefard Forum subscribers, both the name and URL
address of the SephardicSIG has been changed. Please update your address
books and links accordingly.

-Old-
SephardicSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/sephardicsig/

-New-
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
http://www.jewishgen.org/sefardsig/

Jeff Malka, Webmaster,
SefardSIG: Sephardic Genealogy at JewishGen
malkajef@orthohelp.com

Bernard Kouchel, List Manager,
Sefard Forum: E-mail Discussion Group For Researchers Of Sephardic Genealogy
bkouchel@jewishgen.org
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/SefardForum.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Natrualization #general

renee1056@...
 

Hi Geeners
My m grandparents came to NYC in 1906 is it possible that they never were
naturalized as there seems to be no record of it accuring. I just found
out that they never had social security # either. My grandfather died in
1949. How would I find the death certificate and would it give me
information as to who his parents were or is this my dead end to any
information about their past and what happened to any of their parents or
sisters or brothers or their decendents.
Happy Passover
Shalom
Renee Marcus, Spring Hill, Fl.
searching for ZALMANOV, FRAYERMAN, FREIERMAN, FREIMAN, BOSKIN (or any
spelling thereof)


New Bialystok Records on JRI-PL Database #general

SoniaHoff1@...
 

The Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP is happy to announce new data has been added to
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland index of vital records. The additional
data includes birth records for 1855 and 1881, Marriage records for 1870
through 1874, and Death records for 1866, 1870, 1874 through 1877. More
records have been transliterated and are now being processed for the database.

Please go to the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP webpage at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/bialy.htm> to learn about this project
and to view an inventory of all the records now available to be searched
for Bialystok in the JRI-Poland database.

Then go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> and click on "search the
database" to look for your surnames. While at this site, subscribe to the
JRI-Poland digest so that you can receive more information about all the
exciting projects of JRI-Poland.

We are moving very quickly to finish indexing all the vital records
available for Bialystok, including all microfilmed records at the Mormon
Family History Centers and the records which were not microfilmed,
available >from the Polish State Archives. At the end of your search
results, you will find information about how to obtain copies of the
original records.

Sonia Hoffman
Coordinator, Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Bialystok Records on JRI-PL Database #general

SoniaHoff1@...
 

The Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP is happy to announce new data has been added to
the Jewish Records Indexing-Poland index of vital records. The additional
data includes birth records for 1855 and 1881, Marriage records for 1870
through 1874, and Death records for 1866, 1870, 1874 through 1877. More
records have been transliterated and are now being processed for the database.

Please go to the Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP webpage at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/bialy.htm> to learn about this project
and to view an inventory of all the records now available to be searched
for Bialystok in the JRI-Poland database.

Then go to <http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> and click on "search the
database" to look for your surnames. While at this site, subscribe to the
JRI-Poland digest so that you can receive more information about all the
exciting projects of JRI-Poland.

We are moving very quickly to finish indexing all the vital records
available for Bialystok, including all microfilmed records at the Mormon
Family History Centers and the records which were not microfilmed,
available >from the Polish State Archives. At the end of your search
results, you will find information about how to obtain copies of the
original records.

Sonia Hoffman
Coordinator, Bialystok Shtetl CO-OP, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Yizkor Book Project update #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners:

March 2001 update for Yizkor Book Project

Last month I asked, "How do our wonderful volunteers do it month
after month?" Well, I need to ask that same question again today as
we produced more work in March 2001 than in any other month since our
first translation was posted in October 1997. Our incredible html
team of Lance, Mike, Carol, and Osnot completed work on 16 new
translations and did 17 updates. All these are now online
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>. Their
marvelous work is there for all of you to appreciate. Thanks are
also due to the donors of material who translate yizkor books and to
coordinators of translation projects who selfishly contribute the
work to JewishGen so that everyone can freely access these books. As
of the end of March we have 286 separate entries now online.

New Books:

Brzeziny, Poland
Kolomyya, Ukraine (Hebrew book)
Kremenets, Ukraine
Papa, Hungary
Pinkas HaKehillot Poland
Dzialoszyn
Kiernoza
Lublin
Plock
Wladyzlawow
Zakroczym
Zaleshiki
Zolkiewka
Pinkas HaKehillot Lithuania
Zelva
Rokitnoye-Wolyn, Ukraine
Vysotsk, Ukraine
Zgierz, Poland

Updated Books:

Belchatow, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Bukowina:
Cimpulung, Moldovenesc, Romania
Vatra Dornei, Romania
Chortkov, Ukraine
Drohichyn, Belarus
Dembitz, Poland
Mikulintsy, Ukraine
Olyka, Ukraine
Oradea, Romania
Oswiecim, Poland
Przemysl, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Szczyczyn,Belarus
Volozhin, Poland

As always I would like to call your attention to the yizkor book
fundraising projects which need your support. Many of our yizkor
books can be translated only by professional translators who are paid
for their remarkable work. If you have been helped by these
translations, please show your thanks by providing financial support
so that more can be translated and put online. Some of the projects
are languishing because of a lack of funds. Projects added in March
are indicated by an asterisk*

Belchatow, Poland (for translation of the Belchatow chapter in Pinkas
HaKehillot)****
Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brest, Belarus
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Ciechanow, Poland****
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rokiskis,Lithuania****
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Thessaloniki, Greece****
Warsaw, Poland (for translation of the Warsaw chapter in Pinkas
HaKehillot)****
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Our Yizkor Book database now includes 7,556 books >from 48 libraries.

All of us at the Yizkor Book Project would like to wish you Hag
Sameach and to thank you for your continued support of our work.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project update #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners:

March 2001 update for Yizkor Book Project

Last month I asked, "How do our wonderful volunteers do it month
after month?" Well, I need to ask that same question again today as
we produced more work in March 2001 than in any other month since our
first translation was posted in October 1997. Our incredible html
team of Lance, Mike, Carol, and Osnot completed work on 16 new
translations and did 17 updates. All these are now online
at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html>. Their
marvelous work is there for all of you to appreciate. Thanks are
also due to the donors of material who translate yizkor books and to
coordinators of translation projects who selfishly contribute the
work to JewishGen so that everyone can freely access these books. As
of the end of March we have 286 separate entries now online.

New Books:

Brzeziny, Poland
Kolomyya, Ukraine (Hebrew book)
Kremenets, Ukraine
Papa, Hungary
Pinkas HaKehillot Poland
Dzialoszyn
Kiernoza
Lublin
Plock
Wladyzlawow
Zakroczym
Zaleshiki
Zolkiewka
Pinkas HaKehillot Lithuania
Zelva
Rokitnoye-Wolyn, Ukraine
Vysotsk, Ukraine
Zgierz, Poland

Updated Books:

Belchatow, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Bukowina:
Cimpulung, Moldovenesc, Romania
Vatra Dornei, Romania
Chortkov, Ukraine
Drohichyn, Belarus
Dembitz, Poland
Mikulintsy, Ukraine
Olyka, Ukraine
Oradea, Romania
Oswiecim, Poland
Przemysl, Poland
Radomsko, Poland
Rzeszow, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Szczyczyn,Belarus
Volozhin, Poland

As always I would like to call your attention to the yizkor book
fundraising projects which need your support. Many of our yizkor
books can be translated only by professional translators who are paid
for their remarkable work. If you have been helped by these
translations, please show your thanks by providing financial support
so that more can be translated and put online. Some of the projects
are languishing because of a lack of funds. Projects added in March
are indicated by an asterisk*

Belchatow, Poland (for translation of the Belchatow chapter in Pinkas
HaKehillot)****
Bolekhov, Ukraine
Brest, Belarus
Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Chelm, Poland
Ciechanow, Poland****
Czyzew, Poland
Dokshitsy, Belarus
Drogichin, Belarus
Gargzdai, Lithuania
Goniadz, Poland
Gorodenka, Ukraine
Gorodok, Ukraine
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Kremenets, Ukraine
Krynki, Poland
Lancut, Poland
Maramures Region
Moravia
Przemysl, Poland
Pulawy, Poland
Rokiskis,Lithuania****
Rozhnyatov, Ukraine
Rzeszow, Poland
Slutsk, Belarus
Sochaczew, Poland
Stawiski, Poland
Telekhany, Belarus
Thessaloniki, Greece****
Warsaw, Poland (for translation of the Warsaw chapter in Pinkas
HaKehillot)****
Wolbrom, Poland
Yedintsy, Moldova
Zgierz, Poland

Our Yizkor Book database now includes 7,556 books >from 48 libraries.

All of us at the Yizkor Book Project would like to wish you Hag
Sameach and to thank you for your continued support of our work.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Happy Passover Part II #latinamerica

Glen Strauss <glen.s@...>
 

Dear 'genners

A few weeks ago we sent an e-mail wishing you all a Happy Passover.
The same e-mail also went to nearly 50,000 others who are using
JewishGen. Only 246 people responded with a contribution to help support
JewishGen, the institution which is available to help you connect with
your heritage and document your family history.

Although you've taken that important first step of registering your family
names in the JGFF we hope you are taking advantage of the many other
services and projects that JewishGen offers to increase the possibility
that you will connect with family members. We encourage you to participate
fully in one of the greatest grass roots ever conceived to preserve our
precious history for future generations.

For example, JewishGen offers:

· more than 30 focused mailing lists where you can ask questions,and seek
guidance on specific areas of interest. The JewishGen Discussion Group
provides a forum for beginner and advanced research, a place to share
your research challenges, a place to ask questions and a place to make
connections with thousands of people world wide. Visit JewishGen's home
page at <http://www.jewishgen.org>, and see the listings in the Discussion
category. Click on the links to be taken to the subscription sites.
Don't miss out on the daily sharing, the information, and the opportunity
to provide and receive assistance >from any one of the thousands of
JewishGen participants, all known for their willingness to guide, support
and share.

· 286 Yizkor Book translations on line at JewishGen and more awaiting your
input and support. Our only limitations in what we can do are the degrees
to which you are willing to support those efforts. Visit the Yizkor Book
Translation site at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/> There might just
be a wealth of information about your ancestral city or town and perhaps
even your own family.

· over 5 million records available for you to explore. Begin by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/> .

Although 5 million records may seem like a lot, there are hundreds of
millions more that need documenting: in cemeteries, in archives in Eastern
Europe... in family histories of survivors who make up the current Jewish
communities in Eastern Europe... and in millions of records stored in the
archives in Yad Vashem.

Both a huge burial records database and placing Yad Vashem records online
are on the top of JewishGen's "wish list" for this year. The work is
already underway in the Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR) and the
first of the Yad Vashem databases. However, to bring all these records
forth and to provide them to the Jewish community through our website we
absolutely must have greater support >from the people like yourselves who
have shown interest in what we are doing. Make no mistake, new projects
will only happen if each and every person just like yourself, using our
programs and services, makes the commitment to support this effort
financially to the best of their ability. Only then will we achieve major
milestones in the preservation of our family histories and in our
heritage. Only then are you likely to find that still missing piece to
your personal puzzle.

Additional information goes online only as data is acquired,
transliterated and added into data entry templates. There are hundreds
of volunteers making all this happen. They give tirelessly of their skills,
their energy, and their time. But to keep the wheels of progress spinning,
we need your financial support. It is critical that we and all these
volunteers know that the work they are performing is appreciated, is
used, and is deserving of your support. Only those who use the many facets
of JewishGen and are willing to support it financially can convey the
message we who operate behind the scenes and our volunteers worldwide need
to hear.

If you haven't already done so,now is the time to show us that what we are
doing is appreciated, utilized to the fullest and worthy of your support.
And, if you have supported us in the past, please consider renewing your
gift today. The most convenient way to make a donation is to visit our
secure credit card server where you make a donation in dollars and your
credit card will bill you in your local currency if you reside outside the
United States. The secure server is at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html> If you prefer
you can mail your contribution directly to our new address:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

Thanks in advance for your support and our best wishes for a Happy Passover.

Susan King Glen Strauss
President Vice President


Latin America #LatinAmerica Happy Passover Part II #latinamerica

Glen Strauss <glen.s@...>
 

Dear 'genners

A few weeks ago we sent an e-mail wishing you all a Happy Passover.
The same e-mail also went to nearly 50,000 others who are using
JewishGen. Only 246 people responded with a contribution to help support
JewishGen, the institution which is available to help you connect with
your heritage and document your family history.

Although you've taken that important first step of registering your family
names in the JGFF we hope you are taking advantage of the many other
services and projects that JewishGen offers to increase the possibility
that you will connect with family members. We encourage you to participate
fully in one of the greatest grass roots ever conceived to preserve our
precious history for future generations.

For example, JewishGen offers:

· more than 30 focused mailing lists where you can ask questions,and seek
guidance on specific areas of interest. The JewishGen Discussion Group
provides a forum for beginner and advanced research, a place to share
your research challenges, a place to ask questions and a place to make
connections with thousands of people world wide. Visit JewishGen's home
page at <http://www.jewishgen.org>, and see the listings in the Discussion
category. Click on the links to be taken to the subscription sites.
Don't miss out on the daily sharing, the information, and the opportunity
to provide and receive assistance >from any one of the thousands of
JewishGen participants, all known for their willingness to guide, support
and share.

· 286 Yizkor Book translations on line at JewishGen and more awaiting your
input and support. Our only limitations in what we can do are the degrees
to which you are willing to support those efforts. Visit the Yizkor Book
Translation site at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/> There might just
be a wealth of information about your ancestral city or town and perhaps
even your own family.

· over 5 million records available for you to explore. Begin by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/> .

Although 5 million records may seem like a lot, there are hundreds of
millions more that need documenting: in cemeteries, in archives in Eastern
Europe... in family histories of survivors who make up the current Jewish
communities in Eastern Europe... and in millions of records stored in the
archives in Yad Vashem.

Both a huge burial records database and placing Yad Vashem records online
are on the top of JewishGen's "wish list" for this year. The work is
already underway in the Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR) and the
first of the Yad Vashem databases. However, to bring all these records
forth and to provide them to the Jewish community through our website we
absolutely must have greater support >from the people like yourselves who
have shown interest in what we are doing. Make no mistake, new projects
will only happen if each and every person just like yourself, using our
programs and services, makes the commitment to support this effort
financially to the best of their ability. Only then will we achieve major
milestones in the preservation of our family histories and in our
heritage. Only then are you likely to find that still missing piece to
your personal puzzle.

Additional information goes online only as data is acquired,
transliterated and added into data entry templates. There are hundreds
of volunteers making all this happen. They give tirelessly of their skills,
their energy, and their time. But to keep the wheels of progress spinning,
we need your financial support. It is critical that we and all these
volunteers know that the work they are performing is appreciated, is
used, and is deserving of your support. Only those who use the many facets
of JewishGen and are willing to support it financially can convey the
message we who operate behind the scenes and our volunteers worldwide need
to hear.

If you haven't already done so,now is the time to show us that what we are
doing is appreciated, utilized to the fullest and worthy of your support.
And, if you have supported us in the past, please consider renewing your
gift today. The most convenient way to make a donation is to visit our
secure credit card server where you make a donation in dollars and your
credit card will bill you in your local currency if you reside outside the
United States. The secure server is at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html> If you prefer
you can mail your contribution directly to our new address:

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

Thanks in advance for your support and our best wishes for a Happy Passover.

Susan King Glen Strauss
President Vice President


Happy Passover Part II #ukraine

Glen Strauss <glen.s@...>
 

Dear 'genners

A few weeks ago we sent an e-mail wishing you all a Happy Passover.
The same e-mail also went to nearly 50,000 others who are using JewishGen.
Only 246 people responded with a contribution to help support JewishGen,
the institution which is available to help you connect with your heritage
and
document your family history.


Although you've taken that important first step of registering your family
names
in the JGFF we hope you are taking advantage of the many other services and
projects that JewishGen offers to increase the possibility that you will
connect with
family members. We encourage you to participate fully in one of the
greatest grass
roots ever conceived to preserve our precious history for future
generations.

For example, JewishGen offers:

· more than 30 focused mailing lists where you can ask questions, and seek
guidance on specific areas of interest. The JewishGen Discussion Group
provides a forum for beginner and advanced research, a place to share your
research challenges, a place to ask questions and a place to make
connections with thousands of people world wide. Visit JewishGen's home
page at <http://www.jewishgen.org>, and see the listings in the Discussion
category. Click
on the links to be taken to the subscription sites. Don't miss out on the
daily sharing, the information, and the opportunity to provide and receive
assistance >from any one of the thousands of JewishGen participants, all
known for their willingness to guide, support and share.


· 286 Yizkor Book translations on line at JewishGen and more awaiting your
input and support. Our only limitations in what we can do are the degrees
to which you are willing to support those efforts. Visit the Yizkor Book
Translation site at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/> There might just be a
wealth of information about your ancestral city or town and perhaps even
your own family.


· over 5 million records available for you to explore. Begin by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/>

Although 5 million records may seem like a lot, there are hundreds of
millions more that need documenting: in cemeteries, in archives in Eastern
Europe... in family histories of survivors who make up the current Jewish
communities in Eastern Europe... and in millions of records stored in the
archives in Yad Vashem.

Both a huge burial records database and placing Yad Vashem records online
are on the top of JewishGen's "wish list" for this year. The work is already
underway in the Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR) and the first of
the Yad Vashem databases. However, to bring all these records forth and to
provide them to the Jewish community through our website we absolutely
must have greater support >from the people like yourselves who have shown
interest in what we are doing. Make no mistake, new projects will only
happen if each and every person just like yourself, using our programs and
services, makes the commitment to support this effort financially to the
best of their ability. Only then will we achieve major milestones in the
preservation of our family histories and in our heritage. Only then are
you likely to find that still missing piece to your personal puzzle.

Additional information goes online only as data is acquired, transliterated
and added into data entry templates. There are hundreds of volunteers
making all this happen. They give tirelessly of their skills, their energy,
and their time. But to keep the wheels of progress spinning, we need your
financial support. It is critical that we and all these volunteers know
that the work they are performing is appreciated, is used, and is
deserving of your support. Only those who use the many facets of JewishGen
and are willing to support it financially can convey the message we who
operate behind the scenes and our volunteers worldwide need to hear.


If you haven't already done so, now is the time to show us that what we are
doing is appreciated, utilized to the fullest and worthy of your support.
And, if you have supported us in the past, please consider renewing your
gift today. The most convenient way to make a donation is to visit our
secure credit card server where you make a donation in dollars and your
credit card will bill you in your local currency if you reside outside the
United States. The secure server is at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html> If you prefer
you can mail your contribution directly to our new address

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

Thanks in advance for your support and our best wishes for a Happy Passover.

Susan King Glen Strauss
President Vice President


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Happy Passover Part II #ukraine

Glen Strauss <glen.s@...>
 

Dear 'genners

A few weeks ago we sent an e-mail wishing you all a Happy Passover.
The same e-mail also went to nearly 50,000 others who are using JewishGen.
Only 246 people responded with a contribution to help support JewishGen,
the institution which is available to help you connect with your heritage
and
document your family history.


Although you've taken that important first step of registering your family
names
in the JGFF we hope you are taking advantage of the many other services and
projects that JewishGen offers to increase the possibility that you will
connect with
family members. We encourage you to participate fully in one of the
greatest grass
roots ever conceived to preserve our precious history for future
generations.

For example, JewishGen offers:

· more than 30 focused mailing lists where you can ask questions, and seek
guidance on specific areas of interest. The JewishGen Discussion Group
provides a forum for beginner and advanced research, a place to share your
research challenges, a place to ask questions and a place to make
connections with thousands of people world wide. Visit JewishGen's home
page at <http://www.jewishgen.org>, and see the listings in the Discussion
category. Click
on the links to be taken to the subscription sites. Don't miss out on the
daily sharing, the information, and the opportunity to provide and receive
assistance >from any one of the thousands of JewishGen participants, all
known for their willingness to guide, support and share.


· 286 Yizkor Book translations on line at JewishGen and more awaiting your
input and support. Our only limitations in what we can do are the degrees
to which you are willing to support those efforts. Visit the Yizkor Book
Translation site at <http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/> There might just be a
wealth of information about your ancestral city or town and perhaps even
your own family.


· over 5 million records available for you to explore. Begin by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/>

Although 5 million records may seem like a lot, there are hundreds of
millions more that need documenting: in cemeteries, in archives in Eastern
Europe... in family histories of survivors who make up the current Jewish
communities in Eastern Europe... and in millions of records stored in the
archives in Yad Vashem.

Both a huge burial records database and placing Yad Vashem records online
are on the top of JewishGen's "wish list" for this year. The work is already
underway in the Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR) and the first of
the Yad Vashem databases. However, to bring all these records forth and to
provide them to the Jewish community through our website we absolutely
must have greater support >from the people like yourselves who have shown
interest in what we are doing. Make no mistake, new projects will only
happen if each and every person just like yourself, using our programs and
services, makes the commitment to support this effort financially to the
best of their ability. Only then will we achieve major milestones in the
preservation of our family histories and in our heritage. Only then are
you likely to find that still missing piece to your personal puzzle.

Additional information goes online only as data is acquired, transliterated
and added into data entry templates. There are hundreds of volunteers
making all this happen. They give tirelessly of their skills, their energy,
and their time. But to keep the wheels of progress spinning, we need your
financial support. It is critical that we and all these volunteers know
that the work they are performing is appreciated, is used, and is
deserving of your support. Only those who use the many facets of JewishGen
and are willing to support it financially can convey the message we who
operate behind the scenes and our volunteers worldwide need to hear.


If you haven't already done so, now is the time to show us that what we are
doing is appreciated, utilized to the fullest and worthy of your support.
And, if you have supported us in the past, please consider renewing your
gift today. The most convenient way to make a donation is to visit our
secure credit card server where you make a donation in dollars and your
credit card will bill you in your local currency if you reside outside the
United States. The secure server is at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/contribute.html> If you prefer
you can mail your contribution directly to our new address

JewishGen, Inc.
2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-472
League City, TX 77573

Thanks in advance for your support and our best wishes for a Happy Passover.

Susan King Glen Strauss
President Vice President