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JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This update
brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than 6,800
cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery.
JGSGB (jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been working
with the Federation of Synagogues (www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make
available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham
cemeteries.
The JGS of Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery
in Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the
database include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice
Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin, Marylin
Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie White. In
addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto
Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information >from some
very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This update
brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than 6,800
cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery.
JGSGB (jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been working
with the Federation of Synagogues (www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make
available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham
cemeteries.
The JGS of Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery
in Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the
database include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice
Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin, Marylin
Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie White. In
addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto
Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information >from some
very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 136,000 Records (Year-End Update) #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2016 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 30,000 records and 7,900 photos from
Croatia, Israel, Italy, the United States and Wales. These records come from
24 different synagogues and other institutions.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 136,000 Records (Year-End Update) #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2016 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 30,000 records and 7,900 photos from
Croatia, Israel, Italy, the United States and Wales. These records come from
24 different synagogues and other institutions.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Re: Obtaining Internal Passport information and papers #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This message is in response to Joyaa Antares' message and questions about
Internal Passports.

Copies of Internal Passports, which are in the LCVA (Central State Archives)
may be ordered >from LitvakSIG by writing to me. Please provide the Family
Name and the Registration Number >from the ALD database search results or
from the original Excel File.
The archivist will advise me of the cost of copies and I will notify you.
Once the payment is made through a donation to LitvakSIG, the digital copies
will be sent to you.

"List Only" means there is only an entry in an index and no additional
information or underlying documents have survived.

The entries in the ALD and in the excel files are Translations provided by
LitvakSIG. We do not translate any of the underlying documents within a
personal file. Copies of those documents will be provided with an order of
an Internal Passport.

All Internal Passports which have been translated for all towns except the
city of Vilnius are available on the District Research Group Shutterfly site
for the District in which the town is located (eg. Internal Passport
Applications" (LCVA/408/3/75), and state, for example, "Pages #64 - 67. She
got visa for Germany" Skaudvile, 1921 is on the Raseiniai DRG site. Access
is via a $100 contribution to the Raseiniai District).

I need more information of the Foreign Passport Application mentioned. I
don't believe the Fond reference is correct.

I hope this helps you,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator of Internal Passports & Foreign Passports Project

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond to Eden privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Obtaining Internal Passport information and papers #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

This message is in response to Joyaa Antares' message and questions about
Internal Passports.

Copies of Internal Passports, which are in the LCVA (Central State Archives)
may be ordered >from LitvakSIG by writing to me. Please provide the Family
Name and the Registration Number >from the ALD database search results or
from the original Excel File.
The archivist will advise me of the cost of copies and I will notify you.
Once the payment is made through a donation to LitvakSIG, the digital copies
will be sent to you.

"List Only" means there is only an entry in an index and no additional
information or underlying documents have survived.

The entries in the ALD and in the excel files are Translations provided by
LitvakSIG. We do not translate any of the underlying documents within a
personal file. Copies of those documents will be provided with an order of
an Internal Passport.

All Internal Passports which have been translated for all towns except the
city of Vilnius are available on the District Research Group Shutterfly site
for the District in which the town is located (eg. Internal Passport
Applications" (LCVA/408/3/75), and state, for example, "Pages #64 - 67. She
got visa for Germany" Skaudvile, 1921 is on the Raseiniai DRG site. Access
is via a $100 contribution to the Raseiniai District).

I need more information of the Foreign Passport Application mentioned. I
don't believe the Fond reference is correct.

I hope this helps you,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator of Internal Passports & Foreign Passports Project

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond to Eden privately.


Obtaining Internal Passport information and papers #lithuania

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi All,

I have just discovered some Internal Passport records in the Lithuania
Internal Passports Database, 1919-1940 pertaining to my family. I'd like to
obtain as much info (copies of papers etc.) as possible. However, even
after reading
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm#contents
I remain unclear what is actually available, where I should obtain it from,
and at what cost. Please can you help me?

1. In the Internal Passports Database, several say "List only" . Does this
mean there will be no papers and no additional information, available from
anywhere?
"Internal Passport Application - List Only (LCVA/1096/1/134)
Palanga/Kretinga, 1921"

2. One is a "Foreign Passport Application" (LCVA/412/16S/1915) Taurage,
1929, and several are "Internal Passport Applications" (LCVA/408/3/75), and
state, for example, "Pages #64 - 67. She got visa for Germany" Skaudvile,
1921. Are these papers being translated by LitvakSIG? Do I pay them
$100? Or do I approach the archives and what cost might I anticipate?

Big thanks, Joyaa ANTARES

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
PEIMER, PAYMER, PEYMER in Skuodas, Libau, USA and South Africa
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg,
Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Obtaining Internal Passport information and papers #lithuania

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi All,

I have just discovered some Internal Passport records in the Lithuania
Internal Passports Database, 1919-1940 pertaining to my family. I'd like to
obtain as much info (copies of papers etc.) as possible. However, even
after reading
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm#contents
I remain unclear what is actually available, where I should obtain it from,
and at what cost. Please can you help me?

1. In the Internal Passports Database, several say "List only" . Does this
mean there will be no papers and no additional information, available from
anywhere?
"Internal Passport Application - List Only (LCVA/1096/1/134)
Palanga/Kretinga, 1921"

2. One is a "Foreign Passport Application" (LCVA/412/16S/1915) Taurage,
1929, and several are "Internal Passport Applications" (LCVA/408/3/75), and
state, for example, "Pages #64 - 67. She got visa for Germany" Skaudvile,
1921. Are these papers being translated by LitvakSIG? Do I pay them
$100? Or do I approach the archives and what cost might I anticipate?

Big thanks, Joyaa ANTARES

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
ZUNDER in Buckaczowce and Ivano-Frankivsk
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
PEIMER, PAYMER, PEYMER in Skuodas, Libau, USA and South Africa
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg,
Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa


KRUSZELNICA, UKRAINE #ukraine

Paulette Bronstein
 

Skole birth records found >from Stanislawow Wojewodztwo in JRI POLAND for Lea, Taube, Chaje Blima, Leib, Aron, Jente Sissel and Moizes Birnbaum name Josef Birnbaum and Dwora Weiss as parents. Dwora's town is listed at KRUSZELNICA. A Jewishgen.org TOWN SEARCH for the town of KRUSZELNICA gives the town of GROBLANGHEIM, GERMANY! A Google search for KRUSZELNICA lists the town in Ukraine (Latitude 49 06' 00"N, Longitude 23 29' 00"E). I would appreciate any information about finding this town in the Jewishgen.org database.

Paulette Bronstein
Aventura, Florida
Vice President of Programming Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
GAMBURG, SHAPIRO, LEVIN, PITTEL, RIMER, GORDON >from SALAKAS, LITHUANIA


JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #ukraine

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This update
brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than 6,800
cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery.
JGSGB (jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been working
with the Federation of Synagogues (www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make
available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham
cemeteries.
The JGS of Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery
in Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the
database include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice
Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin, Marylin
Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie White. In
addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto
Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information >from some
very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine KRUSZELNICA, UKRAINE #ukraine

Paulette Bronstein
 

Skole birth records found >from Stanislawow Wojewodztwo in JRI POLAND for Lea, Taube, Chaje Blima, Leib, Aron, Jente Sissel and Moizes Birnbaum name Josef Birnbaum and Dwora Weiss as parents. Dwora's town is listed at KRUSZELNICA. A Jewishgen.org TOWN SEARCH for the town of KRUSZELNICA gives the town of GROBLANGHEIM, GERMANY! A Google search for KRUSZELNICA lists the town in Ukraine (Latitude 49 06' 00"N, Longitude 23 29' 00"E). I would appreciate any information about finding this town in the Jewishgen.org database.

Paulette Bronstein
Aventura, Florida
Vice President of Programming Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami
GAMBURG, SHAPIRO, LEVIN, PITTEL, RIMER, GORDON >from SALAKAS, LITHUANIA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #ukraine

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This update
brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than 6,800
cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery.
JGSGB (jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been working
with the Federation of Synagogues (www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make
available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham
cemeteries.
The JGS of Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery
in Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the
database include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice
Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin, Marylin
Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie White. In
addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto
Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information >from some
very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This update
brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than 6,800
cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery.
JGSGB (jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been working
with the Federation of Synagogues (www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make
available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham
cemeteries.
The JGS of Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery
in Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the
database include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice
Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin, Marylin
Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie White. In
addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto
Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information >from some
very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


JRI Poland #Poland JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This update
brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than 6,800
cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate all
our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery.
JGSGB (jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been working
with the Federation of Synagogues (www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make
available the details of burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham
cemeteries.
The JGS of Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery
in Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the
database include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice
Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin, Marylin
Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie White. In
addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto
Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the information >from some
very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 136,000 Records (Year-End Update) #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2016 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 30,000 records and 7,900 photos from
Croatia, Israel, Italy, the United States and Wales. These records come from
24 different synagogues and other institutions.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


JRI Poland #Poland Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 136,000 Records (Year-End Update) #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2016 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 30,000 records and 7,900 photos from
Croatia, Israel, Italy, the United States and Wales. These records come from
24 different synagogues and other institutions.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


New database of Holocaust-era Polish-Jewish property owners -- and very urgent claims deadline #galicia

Stephen Weinstein
 

After the Holocaust, Jews were able to file claims for property in
Warsaw that had been taken >from them. For reasons that I don't fully
understand, thousands of claims were filed but are still open (over 70
years later). And we complain about the U.S. bureaucracy being slow.

There are some new -- and very urgent -- developments of interest to
1) the claimants and the heirs of the deceased claimants
2) genealogists trying to research Jewish property owners in Poland
(This includes Jews living in Galicia or elsewhere who owned property
in Warsaw.)

For claimants, the bad news is that a law was recently passed on June
25 giving everyone only six months to do something or lose their
rights to their claims forever. This is problematic because most of the
original claimants would be either dead or senile by now. (Remember,
we are talking about Holocaust survivors who were property-owning
adults in 1945; do the math.) So if your ancestor filed a claim, you're
running out of time.

But for genealogists, the good news is that World Jewish Restitution
Organization has created a new database

warsawproperty.org

which is likely to be useful for purposes that they did not intend. Even
if you aren't the legal heir of the original claimant and can't benefit
from the claim, you might be researching that person, or someone
who lived in the property, or someone who previously owned the
property and ended up in the database for that reason (in spite of
having no connection to the claim). The database attempts to give
the name of the person who owned the property in 1930-1940 based
on homeowners directories, mortgage records, etc. This is not
necessarily the same person as the claimant, but that may not matter
to you if you are not interested in the claim. (On the other hand, if you
are looking to see if you are entitled to a claim, it is important to know
that the correct owner might not be shown.)

If you want to confirm where relatives owned property in Poland (even
if they lived elsewhere), you might find them listed here.

Even if you don't care about property ownership, finding that someone
filed a claim means that they were alive in 1945. So if you have
relatives who were still in Poland in 1939 whom you assume were killed
in the Holocaust, but you don't know that for a fact, look to see if they
filed any claims; you might discover that they survived.

Of even more use to genealogists, since most Polish Jews didn't
survive the Holocaust, the original claimant probably wasn't the
property owner. It's more likely that the property owner didn't survive
and the claimant had to state his or her relationship to the deceased
property owner. So those records, if you can get them, would be
incredibly useful research finds.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New database of Holocaust-era Polish-Jewish property owners -- and very urgent claims deadline #galicia

Stephen Weinstein
 

After the Holocaust, Jews were able to file claims for property in
Warsaw that had been taken >from them. For reasons that I don't fully
understand, thousands of claims were filed but are still open (over 70
years later). And we complain about the U.S. bureaucracy being slow.

There are some new -- and very urgent -- developments of interest to
1) the claimants and the heirs of the deceased claimants
2) genealogists trying to research Jewish property owners in Poland
(This includes Jews living in Galicia or elsewhere who owned property
in Warsaw.)

For claimants, the bad news is that a law was recently passed on June
25 giving everyone only six months to do something or lose their
rights to their claims forever. This is problematic because most of the
original claimants would be either dead or senile by now. (Remember,
we are talking about Holocaust survivors who were property-owning
adults in 1945; do the math.) So if your ancestor filed a claim, you're
running out of time.

But for genealogists, the good news is that World Jewish Restitution
Organization has created a new database

warsawproperty.org

which is likely to be useful for purposes that they did not intend. Even
if you aren't the legal heir of the original claimant and can't benefit
from the claim, you might be researching that person, or someone
who lived in the property, or someone who previously owned the
property and ended up in the database for that reason (in spite of
having no connection to the claim). The database attempts to give
the name of the person who owned the property in 1930-1940 based
on homeowners directories, mortgage records, etc. This is not
necessarily the same person as the claimant, but that may not matter
to you if you are not interested in the claim. (On the other hand, if you
are looking to see if you are entitled to a claim, it is important to know
that the correct owner might not be shown.)

If you want to confirm where relatives owned property in Poland (even
if they lived elsewhere), you might find them listed here.

Even if you don't care about property ownership, finding that someone
filed a claim means that they were alive in 1945. So if you have
relatives who were still in Poland in 1939 whom you assume were killed
in the Holocaust, but you don't know that for a fact, look to see if they
filed any claims; you might discover that they survived.

Of even more use to genealogists, since most Polish Jews didn't
survive the Holocaust, the original claimant probably wasn't the
property owner. It's more likely that the property owner didn't survive
and the claimant had to state his or her relationship to the deceased
property owner. So those records, if you can get them, would be
incredibly useful research finds.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If
you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take
a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than
6,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery. JGSGB
(jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been
working with the Federation of Synagogues
(www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make available the details of
burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham cemeteries. The JGS of
Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery in
Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the database
include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France
and under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin,
Marylin Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie
White. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other
organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done
cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the
JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Breaks Through 3 Million Record Mark! (JOWBR Year-End Update) #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If
you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take
a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 172,000 new records and 21,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 590 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.05 million records >from more than
6,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 125 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

The 3 most significant additions to JOWBR add burial records >from 2
London cemeteries and 1 Chicago suburban cemetery. JGSGB
(jgsgb.org.uk/) and JCR-UK (www.jewishgen.org/JCR-uk/) have been
working with the Federation of Synagogues
(www.federationofsynagogues.com/) to make available the details of
burials at the Federation's Edmonton and Rainham cemeteries. The JGS of
Illinois (www.jgsi.org) submitted data >from the Westlawn Cemetery in
Norridge, Illinois.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the database
include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France
and under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Alla
Aizenberg, Sandra Bennett, Lineke Bos, Andre Convers, Pia Crook, Sharon
Duckman, George Goldschmied, Henry Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Irene Newhouse, Hans Nord, Irina Roskin,
Marylin Shalks, Isaac Shapiro, Suzanne Tarica, Michael Waas, and Valerie
White. In addition, a big thank you to our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not be able to add the
information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other
organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done
cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the
JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016

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