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IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #subcarpathia

Adam Brown
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia IAJGS 2017 - Special Procedure for Changing Hotel Reservations #subcarpathia

Adam Brown
 

Response to this year's conference has been incredibly positive and
our IAJGS room block in the Swan Resort is poised to sell out on
certain nights.

You can help! If you know that you will *not* be in Orlando on a
particular night, and thus intend to cancel any or all of your hotel
reservation, ***Do Not Contact the Hotel***!

*Instead*, please only notify ADAM@IAJGS2017.ORG so that we may
reassign your reservation to another IAJGS attendee ourselves and
arrange for your hotel deposit to be promptly returned to you.
If you do not follow this procedure, but instead cancel via the
hotel, we will lose the room >from our IAJGS conference block and it
will not be available to one of your fellow Jewish genealogists. It
might even prevent your best friend >from attending!

Notwithstanding the special procedure, it is not too late to register
for the conference and book rooms. Visit www.IAJGS2017.org to sign
up for our Facebook page and/or subscribe to our blog.

Adam Brown - Diane Jacobs - Dennis Rice
Co-Chairs IAJGS 2017 Orlando
info@iajgs2017.org


(Australia) Convict Records Online- Free Access #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Australia was founded as a penal colony in the late 1700's when the first Fleet
of British ships arrived at Sydney Harbor, New south Wales. The first 736 convicts
were banished >from England to Australia in Botany Bay and over the next 60 years
approximately 50,000 criminals were transported >from Great Britain to Australia.

ConvictRecords.com.au is based on the British Convict transportation register
for convicts transported to Australia between 1787-1867. This website,
https://convictrecords.com.au/ is 100% free resource to search for information on
Australian convicts. The website was developed by a web developer on the Gold
Coast of Australia, Steve Thomas who established this as a hobby website. The
website acknowledges that Australian convict records are not complete- partly due
to convicts using aliases and multiple research groups producing different sets of
data. This website is trying to bring all the data into one central location.

You can search by name by selecting the first letter of surname
https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts or type in the full name. The site
also lists the 454 convict ships that sailed to Australia whereby clicking
on the ship one can find the names of the convicts, has a timeline where one
can click on the ship and see the names of the convicts, and one can also
search by type of crime-such as abuse, assault, arson. Bigamy,. Child
stealing, embezzlement , felony, horse theft, murder, perjury, pickpocket,
robbery, sheep-stealing, various types of theft and many more. I searched
by "Jewish sounding" names and came up with a number of convicts.

If you would like to correct or add to the system you can register for free.
The program is a Wikipedia type style contribution. To register you only
need to add your name, email address and password.
https://convictrecords.com.au/bouncer/register To search only you need not
register.

Thank you to Kieran Healy for informing us about this website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Australia) Convict Records Online- Free Access #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Australia was founded as a penal colony in the late 1700's when the first Fleet
of British ships arrived at Sydney Harbor, New south Wales. The first 736 convicts
were banished >from England to Australia in Botany Bay and over the next 60 years
approximately 50,000 criminals were transported >from Great Britain to Australia.

ConvictRecords.com.au is based on the British Convict transportation register
for convicts transported to Australia between 1787-1867. This website,
https://convictrecords.com.au/ is 100% free resource to search for information on
Australian convicts. The website was developed by a web developer on the Gold
Coast of Australia, Steve Thomas who established this as a hobby website. The
website acknowledges that Australian convict records are not complete- partly due
to convicts using aliases and multiple research groups producing different sets of
data. This website is trying to bring all the data into one central location.

You can search by name by selecting the first letter of surname
https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts or type in the full name. The site
also lists the 454 convict ships that sailed to Australia whereby clicking
on the ship one can find the names of the convicts, has a timeline where one
can click on the ship and see the names of the convicts, and one can also
search by type of crime-such as abuse, assault, arson. Bigamy,. Child
stealing, embezzlement , felony, horse theft, murder, perjury, pickpocket,
robbery, sheep-stealing, various types of theft and many more. I searched
by "Jewish sounding" names and came up with a number of convicts.

If you would like to correct or add to the system you can register for free.
The program is a Wikipedia type style contribution. To register you only
need to add your name, email address and password.
https://convictrecords.com.au/bouncer/register To search only you need not
register.

Thank you to Kieran Healy for informing us about this website.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation requests, German language #general

Beverley Davis
 


Correction Re: BOOK CITE - Marsberg Westphalia and nearby Jewish communities #germany

GerSIGmod <gersigmod@...>
 

[This message was sent to GerSIG subscribers last week.
Unfortunately, delivery to many AOL, Yahoo and some other
Email subscribers was blocked. The earlier version included
an Email address and URL of the publisher that caused some
Email providers to block the message.]

A new book in English depicting the life and persecution of the Jewish
population in a small town in Westphalia has been released in Germany.

It is titled "On the trail of the Marsberg Jews". The new
English language edition of the book, authored by Gudrun Banke, follows
an earlier German language edition.

The book describes the fate of 46 Jewish families >from the town of
Marsberg as well as the surrounding villages:

Beringhausen, Borntosten, Bredelar, Canstein,
Essentho, Giershagen, Westheim and Udorf.

**** Names of the Jewish families included in the book are shown in
the Table of Contents. To receive a link to the book's contents
pages and a sample page of the text please send an Email with
the subject "send Marsberg Book contents" to GerSIGmod@gmail.com

It is particularly of significance for descendants of Jewish families
that immigrated to the US >from this region of Germany.
The book also provides deep insights into the life of Jews in Germany
before and during the Nazi rule for family researchers
as well as institutions and persons who research Holocaust related topics.

"On the trail of the Marberg Jews" by Gudrun Banke
ISBN 978-3-9816214-3-3 Two volumes - about 150 pages each
Schulte&Schwarz, Druck + Medien, Werner-Heisenberg-Strasse 7
34123 Kassel Price: 35 US Dollars + Shipping & Handling

GerSIG Moderator GerSIGmod@gmail.com


Viewmate Translation Request Russian #general

Zazu <zazusings@...>
 

Hello
I've posted 5 vital records in RUSSIAN for which I would appreciate
translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54596
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54595
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54593
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54592
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54591

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Sharon Singer
Toronto, Canada


German SIG #Germany Correction Re: BOOK CITE - Marsberg Westphalia and nearby Jewish communities #germany

GerSIGmod <gersigmod@...>
 

[This message was sent to GerSIG subscribers last week.
Unfortunately, delivery to many AOL, Yahoo and some other
Email subscribers was blocked. The earlier version included
an Email address and URL of the publisher that caused some
Email providers to block the message.]

A new book in English depicting the life and persecution of the Jewish
population in a small town in Westphalia has been released in Germany.

It is titled "On the trail of the Marsberg Jews". The new
English language edition of the book, authored by Gudrun Banke, follows
an earlier German language edition.

The book describes the fate of 46 Jewish families >from the town of
Marsberg as well as the surrounding villages:

Beringhausen, Borntosten, Bredelar, Canstein,
Essentho, Giershagen, Westheim and Udorf.

**** Names of the Jewish families included in the book are shown in
the Table of Contents. To receive a link to the book's contents
pages and a sample page of the text please send an Email with
the subject "send Marsberg Book contents" to GerSIGmod@gmail.com

It is particularly of significance for descendants of Jewish families
that immigrated to the US >from this region of Germany.
The book also provides deep insights into the life of Jews in Germany
before and during the Nazi rule for family researchers
as well as institutions and persons who research Holocaust related topics.

"On the trail of the Marberg Jews" by Gudrun Banke
ISBN 978-3-9816214-3-3 Two volumes - about 150 pages each
Schulte&Schwarz, Druck + Medien, Werner-Heisenberg-Strasse 7
34123 Kassel Price: 35 US Dollars + Shipping & Handling

GerSIG Moderator GerSIGmod@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request Russian #general

Zazu <zazusings@...>
 

Hello
I've posted 5 vital records in RUSSIAN for which I would appreciate
translations. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54596
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54595
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54593
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54592
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM54591

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Sharon Singer
Toronto, Canada


Adoptee born to an unknown Jewish father and an African-American mother #general

Jeff Miller
 

I'm trying to assist an adoptee learn about his birth father. He says he was
born of an African American woman who worked for a Jewish construction company
in South Carolina near Charleston owned by a KAHN family. Possibly the company
was Myron Kahn's company, with son Irwin et al. After becoming pregnant with the
person who would be later put up for adoption in 1957, she came to Philadelphia to
join her husband. DNA testing of the adoptee indicates his birth father was 100%
Jewish. I may be related to the adoptee by virtue of our closely related DNA test
results.

I have some Kahn family who lived in Philadelphia. I am not aware of any
connection between the Philadelphia Kahn family of George and his wife

Any assistance you can provide in or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Warmest regards,
Jeff Miller

MODERATOR: Information specific to this particular birth and adoption should be
sent privately to Jeff.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Adoptee born to an unknown Jewish father and an African-American mother #general

Jeff Miller
 

I'm trying to assist an adoptee learn about his birth father. He says he was
born of an African American woman who worked for a Jewish construction company
in South Carolina near Charleston owned by a KAHN family. Possibly the company
was Myron Kahn's company, with son Irwin et al. After becoming pregnant with the
person who would be later put up for adoption in 1957, she came to Philadelphia to
join her husband. DNA testing of the adoptee indicates his birth father was 100%
Jewish. I may be related to the adoptee by virtue of our closely related DNA test
results.

I have some Kahn family who lived in Philadelphia. I am not aware of any
connection between the Philadelphia Kahn family of George and his wife

Any assistance you can provide in or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Warmest regards,
Jeff Miller

MODERATOR: Information specific to this particular birth and adoption should be
sent privately to Jeff.


Call For Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2017 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research
priorities. Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference
calls.

The Nominating Task Force is calling for nominations to the Board to fill
the three Board positions whose terms expire this year. The current board
members with expiring terms this year are Barry Halpern, Ralph Salinger and
Amy Wachs.

Any dues paying members in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to submit
a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is a dues paying
member in good standing. All nominations to the board must include the
nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant experience, and a
summary of what skills that person can contribute to the Board. This
information should be submitted to each of the five members of the
Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this message). There is no
limit as to the number of nominees submitted to the Nominating Task Force;
however, no more than three nominees can be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios of
each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members' website. In
cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as an officer
(to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating Task
Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing to serve
and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force will begin April 25, 2017 and end as of midnight Eastern Daylight
Time, on June 6, 2017. The Nominating Task Force will announce their
recommended nominees on or before June 24, 2017 as per Article VIII, Section
2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on
June 20 and through July 4, 2017. Their biographical statements,
qualifications, and summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board
will be presented along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.
Submit these nominations to Barry Halpern, the Secretary of LitvakSIG, at
barry.halpern@gmail.com.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, Florida in July 2017. LitvakSIG members who
do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote in person at the
beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during
the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2017:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Jill Anderson, jill.anderson@mac.com
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Denise Fletcher, dfletcheroz@gmail.com
Phil Shapiro, philshapiro608@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Call For Nominations to LitvakSIG Board of Directors 2017 #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

The nine members of the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG are elected in
overlapping three year terms. The Board determines policies and makes
decisions affecting the organization, especially research
priorities. Monthly Board meetings take place via international conference
calls.

The Nominating Task Force is calling for nominations to the Board to fill
the three Board positions whose terms expire this year. The current board
members with expiring terms this year are Barry Halpern, Ralph Salinger and
Amy Wachs.

Any dues paying members in good standing of LitvakSIG is eligible to submit
a nomination, either for themselves or for someone else who is a dues paying
member in good standing. All nominations to the board must include the
nominee's biographical statement emphasizing relevant experience, and a
summary of what skills that person can contribute to the Board. This
information should be submitted to each of the five members of the
Nominating Task Force (emails found at end of this message). There is no
limit as to the number of nominees submitted to the Nominating Task Force;
however, no more than three nominees can be recommended.

The report of the Task Force shall include the qualifications and bios of
each candidate nominated and will be displayed on our Members' website. In
cases in which a candidate is also willing to serve as an officer
(to be elected by the Board), the report of the Nominating Task
Force will specify the office in which such candidate is willing to serve
and his or her qualifications.

The period for submitting nominations for consideration by the Nominating
Task Force will begin April 25, 2017 and end as of midnight Eastern Daylight
Time, on June 6, 2017. The Nominating Task Force will announce their
recommended nominees on or before June 24, 2017 as per Article VIII, Section
2 of the LitvakSIG Bylaws.

In addition to the nominations by the Task Force, our Bylaws provide that
any qualified candidates who are not recommended by the Task Force may
nominate themselves, after the Nominating Task force has
announced its slate of nominees. Self-nominations can be sent beginning on
June 20 and through July 4, 2017. Their biographical statements,
qualifications, and summary of what skills they can contribute to the Board
will be presented along with the other nominees on our Members' web site.
Submit these nominations to Barry Halpern, the Secretary of LitvakSIG, at
barry.halpern@gmail.com.

All names will be placed on the ballot in alphabetical order. Voting will
take place primarily by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in Orlando, Florida in July 2017. LitvakSIG members who
do not vote before the meeting will be able to vote in person at the
beginning of the LitvakSIG Annual Meeting, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, during
the conference.

Nominating Task Force 2017:

Eden Joachim, Chair, esjoachim@optonline.net
Jill Anderson, jill.anderson@mac.com
Judy Baston, jrbaston@aol.com
Denise Fletcher, dfletcheroz@gmail.com
Phil Shapiro, philshapiro608@gmail.com


INTRO - Seek Markus LANSKEY b Prussia 1834 birth & family records #germany

Carrielynn Apgar
 

Hi German Geneology Experts. My name is Carrielynn Apgar and I am beginning
my journey to uncover my family roots on my great grandmother's side
(father's mother), known in New Jersey as LANSKY or LANSKEY, originally
>from Prussia.

I previously completed a geneology project for my husband's side of the
family and was lucky to connect with a third cousin through JewishGen.
Much of my research involved locating US records >from Ancestry, European
records >from JewishGen and copies of vital records through FamilySearch.org.

In my last project, locating the town of origin was relatively easy by
referencing the US Census and Immigration records.

For my search on the LANSKEY family, I am looking to locate the birth
records of Markus LANSKEY (1834-1915). I've been able to locate numerous
census records and death records in Newark, New Jersey, but am unable
to locate the German records.

All the records I've reviewed list birth place as German, sometimes
Prussia, but no town or Province. I know that Markus emigrated to the
US about 1854 but am not finding any records with the first name of
Markus or anything close. Any geneology veterans have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for your help!

Carrielynn Apgar bpcl62400@nycap.rr.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Seek Markus LANSKEY b Prussia 1834 birth & family records #germany

Carrielynn Apgar
 

Hi German Geneology Experts. My name is Carrielynn Apgar and I am beginning
my journey to uncover my family roots on my great grandmother's side
(father's mother), known in New Jersey as LANSKY or LANSKEY, originally
>from Prussia.

I previously completed a geneology project for my husband's side of the
family and was lucky to connect with a third cousin through JewishGen.
Much of my research involved locating US records >from Ancestry, European
records >from JewishGen and copies of vital records through FamilySearch.org.

In my last project, locating the town of origin was relatively easy by
referencing the US Census and Immigration records.

For my search on the LANSKEY family, I am looking to locate the birth
records of Markus LANSKEY (1834-1915). I've been able to locate numerous
census records and death records in Newark, New Jersey, but am unable
to locate the German records.

All the records I've reviewed list birth place as German, sometimes
Prussia, but no town or Province. I know that Markus emigrated to the
US about 1854 but am not finding any records with the first name of
Markus or anything close. Any geneology veterans have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for your help!

Carrielynn Apgar bpcl62400@nycap.rr.com


Traub family in Israel #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of Leah (Lina)
Katzenellenbogen who married in Kretinge to Leib Hirschowitz. Their
daughter, a dentist, was Dr. Gita Hirschowitz (born in 1889) who
married Dr. Saul Traub and both perished. Their surviving son was Leon
(Lova) Traub who died in Israel in 1991 and left children, Ronit Algam
and, Uri Traub of Ariel.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Traub family in Israel #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with descendants of Leah (Lina)
Katzenellenbogen who married in Kretinge to Leib Hirschowitz. Their
daughter, a dentist, was Dr. Gita Hirschowitz (born in 1889) who
married Dr. Saul Traub and both perished. Their surviving son was Leon
(Lova) Traub who died in Israel in 1991 and left children, Ronit Algam
and, Uri Traub of Ariel.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Kosice Vital Records - update #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Good evening,

It was my pleasure to see the Kosice Area records (civil vital record
books 1895-1906) that I captured and transcribed were added to
JewishGen Hungarian Database.

Now I'm happy to announce that I finished transcribing birth records
from Kosice proper (Kassa), covering period Oct.1895-Apr.1915. The
3854 records were taken >from 32 books and have been now handed over to
quality checks. I believe they will be uploaded to JG in near future.

I'd like to thank you all for your contributions which again helped to
cover the archive fees. I also thank to my fellow collaborators who
helped with the transcription, Andras Hirschler and Linda Rakoff, and
of course Sarah Feuerstein for her helping hand whenever needed.

As you can see >from the status page at http://hsig.absolon.eu, I'm
moving now to marriage records. Most of them are already contained in
JG Hungary Database, however they are Neolog only, not covering
Orthodox community records. The civil records do not distinguish
between the denominations and therefore will contain Orthodox entries
as well.

So I hereby kindly ask you for your generosity to help cover the costs
needed to acquire and transcribe the records. Any donation is greatly
welcomed so please visit Projects page and donate to H-SIG General
Fund:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=
=3D15

(please don't forget to forward me the receipt afterwards)

Thank you,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


Hungary SIG #Hungary Kosice Vital Records - update #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Good evening,

It was my pleasure to see the Kosice Area records (civil vital record
books 1895-1906) that I captured and transcribed were added to
JewishGen Hungarian Database.

Now I'm happy to announce that I finished transcribing birth records
from Kosice proper (Kassa), covering period Oct.1895-Apr.1915. The
3854 records were taken >from 32 books and have been now handed over to
quality checks. I believe they will be uploaded to JG in near future.

I'd like to thank you all for your contributions which again helped to
cover the archive fees. I also thank to my fellow collaborators who
helped with the transcription, Andras Hirschler and Linda Rakoff, and
of course Sarah Feuerstein for her helping hand whenever needed.

As you can see >from the status page at http://hsig.absolon.eu, I'm
moving now to marriage records. Most of them are already contained in
JG Hungary Database, however they are Neolog only, not covering
Orthodox community records. The civil records do not distinguish
between the denominations and therefore will contain Orthodox entries
as well.

So I hereby kindly ask you for your generosity to help cover the costs
needed to acquire and transcribe the records. Any donation is greatly
welcomed so please visit Projects page and donate to H-SIG General
Fund:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=
=3D15

(please don't forget to forward me the receipt afterwards)

Thank you,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia

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