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Looking for a photo of an Edmonton Cemetery, England, gravestone #general

Roy Ogus
 

Does anyone know whether photos of the gravestones at the Edmonton Cemetery
in England are available on-line?

If not, would someone be willing to take a photo of a gravestone for me? I
have the full details of the location of the stone in the cemetery.

Many thanks!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for a photo of an Edmonton Cemetery, England, gravestone #general

Roy Ogus
 

Does anyone know whether photos of the gravestones at the Edmonton Cemetery
in England are available on-line?

If not, would someone be willing to take a photo of a gravestone for me? I
have the full details of the location of the stone in the cemetery.

Many thanks!

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Russian/Yiddish translation - ViewMate #general

Tammy
 

Hello,
I've posted a birth record on ViewMate. I am hoping I found the correct image
for the birth of Khiena Ester RABINOWITZ. If it is, I would appreciate a
translation of what it says. The document is in Russian as well as in Yiddish.
I would greatly appreciate a translation.

Here is the link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49211

Thank you so much!
Tammy Weingarten

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian/Yiddish translation - ViewMate #general

Tammy
 

Hello,
I've posted a birth record on ViewMate. I am hoping I found the correct image
for the birth of Khiena Ester RABINOWITZ. If it is, I would appreciate a
translation of what it says. The document is in Russian as well as in Yiddish.
I would greatly appreciate a translation.

Here is the link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49211

Thank you so much!
Tammy Weingarten

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via email.


Budapest (Jewish?) Deaf School #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

I am looking for information about a school for the deaf or deaf/mute in Bu=
dapest. my great-aunt attended this school at the end of the 19th century. =
I've been told the records are all gone. If anyone knows anything, I would=
much appreciate your contacting me. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Hungary SIG #Hungary Budapest (Jewish?) Deaf School #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

I am looking for information about a school for the deaf or deaf/mute in Bu=
dapest. my great-aunt attended this school at the end of the 19th century. =
I've been told the records are all gone. If anyone knows anything, I would=
much appreciate your contacting me. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Ramsgate (UK) Jewish Cemetery records published #germany

Diana da Costa
 

I should like to draw to your attention that the records of the Ramsgate
Jewish Cemetery have now been published in book form. Ramsgate is in Kent,
southeast of London, UK.

The significance of Ramsgate is that it was an old-Jewish community
boosted by the fact that Sir Moses Montefiore had his country residence
there, East Cliff Lodge, and went on to build his own Synagogue and
besides the Synagogue, a Mausoleum where he and his wife, Judith, are
buried and after his wife’s death, in her memory he established the
Lady Judith Montefiore College for training Sephardic Ministers and also
to provide a Minyan for the Synagogue.

The Synagogue and Mausoleum are still there. If you google Montefiore
Ramsgate etc, plenty of links will appear.

The book's authors are Benedict Kelly and Gerald Tripp, two local Ramsgate
historians, who have compiled an amazing account which will be of
great interest to anyone whose ancestors are buried there or who is
a descendant of one of the officiating Ministers or who is just
interested in the history of Ramsgate. Some of those buried originated
from other European countries.
The title of the book is "Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery 1872 - 2016".

The book includes a brief history of the Cemetery, where the first
burial took place in 1872, a verbatim transcription of the Cemetery
register, a list of memorial inscriptions taken >from legible
gravestones and some obituaries and death notices of those interred
from contemporaneous newspapers.
The book consists of 76 pages. is in A4 format and costs 10 GBP. It
can be purchased >from http://www.eastcliff.co.uk/Books.htm.
Further queries should be sent to enquiries@....

The book has been self-published by the authors and I have no financial
interest in its production.

Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr in the UK JewishGen ID 166938


German SIG #Germany Ramsgate (UK) Jewish Cemetery records published #germany

Diana da Costa
 

I should like to draw to your attention that the records of the Ramsgate
Jewish Cemetery have now been published in book form. Ramsgate is in Kent,
southeast of London, UK.

The significance of Ramsgate is that it was an old-Jewish community
boosted by the fact that Sir Moses Montefiore had his country residence
there, East Cliff Lodge, and went on to build his own Synagogue and
besides the Synagogue, a Mausoleum where he and his wife, Judith, are
buried and after his wife’s death, in her memory he established the
Lady Judith Montefiore College for training Sephardic Ministers and also
to provide a Minyan for the Synagogue.

The Synagogue and Mausoleum are still there. If you google Montefiore
Ramsgate etc, plenty of links will appear.

The book's authors are Benedict Kelly and Gerald Tripp, two local Ramsgate
historians, who have compiled an amazing account which will be of
great interest to anyone whose ancestors are buried there or who is
a descendant of one of the officiating Ministers or who is just
interested in the history of Ramsgate. Some of those buried originated
from other European countries.
The title of the book is "Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery 1872 - 2016".

The book includes a brief history of the Cemetery, where the first
burial took place in 1872, a verbatim transcription of the Cemetery
register, a list of memorial inscriptions taken >from legible
gravestones and some obituaries and death notices of those interred
from contemporaneous newspapers.
The book consists of 76 pages. is in A4 format and costs 10 GBP. It
can be purchased >from http://www.eastcliff.co.uk/Books.htm.
Further queries should be sent to enquiries@....

The book has been self-published by the authors and I have no financial
interest in its production.

Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr in the UK JewishGen ID 166938


Motol visit: guide, archives, travel advice #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

Hello

In September this year, my family will be visiting Motele - my
grandmother's shtetl. I would appreciate any advice you can give about
the following:
1. I would like to get any archival documents for my family. Where are
these held?
2. Can you recommend a guide/translator who can take us around Motele?
3. We will be coming >from Lithuania and/or Poland, possibly hiring a
car or taking a train. Do you have any advice on either option?
4. Have you travelled to Motele or Belarus? Can you share any travel advice?
5. Can you recommend a researcher who could possibly get access to
some records before our travel date?

Background: My grandmother, Shoshana Simanovska was born in Motele in
1914. In 1934 she left for Israel. Her parents were Chaya GUTENSKA
(1878 - 1917) and Moshe Noah SIMANOVSKI. Her siblings were Yaakov,
Binyamin and Chaim. I do have some information further back, but no
records to back the info up except for the 1912 Voters' List on
Jewishgen.

Thank you very much. Please respond to my email address. I have
already looked at the JewishGen page recommending guides. :-)

Regards
Celia Haupt
Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Motol,
Belarus/Poland), KRUGER (Krekenava), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Belarus/Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS
(Lithuania)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Motol visit: guide, archives, travel advice #belarus

Celia Haupt
 

Hello

In September this year, my family will be visiting Motele - my
grandmother's shtetl. I would appreciate any advice you can give about
the following:
1. I would like to get any archival documents for my family. Where are
these held?
2. Can you recommend a guide/translator who can take us around Motele?
3. We will be coming >from Lithuania and/or Poland, possibly hiring a
car or taking a train. Do you have any advice on either option?
4. Have you travelled to Motele or Belarus? Can you share any travel advice?
5. Can you recommend a researcher who could possibly get access to
some records before our travel date?

Background: My grandmother, Shoshana Simanovska was born in Motele in
1914. In 1934 she left for Israel. Her parents were Chaya GUTENSKA
(1878 - 1917) and Moshe Noah SIMANOVSKI. Her siblings were Yaakov,
Binyamin and Chaim. I do have some information further back, but no
records to back the info up except for the 1912 Voters' List on
Jewishgen.

Thank you very much. Please respond to my email address. I have
already looked at the JewishGen page recommending guides. :-)

Regards
Celia Haupt
Researching ARENBERG (Israel), FRANK (Seredzius, Surviliskis,
Lithuania; South Africa), GORDON (Lithuania), GUTENSKY (Motol,
Belarus/Poland), KRUGER (Krekenava), LEVANISKY (Lithuania), SHAPIRO
(Kovna, Lithuania; Israel), SIMANOVSKI (Motol, Poland), STRELITZ
(Vilkomir, Kedainiai, Kovno, Lithuania), TRAUB (Lithuania), WARSHAVSKI
(Belarus/Poland?), YERUZALIMSKI (Brezna?, Lithuania), YUDIS
(Lithuania)


Findmypast Appoints Jay Verkler Interim CEO #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jay Verkler, former CEO of FamilySearch, has been appointed interim CEO of
Findmypast. Annelies van den Belt stepped down after three years as the
head of Findmypast.

Jay was the CEO of FamilySearch for a decade where he pioneered the digital
transformation of the world's largest genealogical organization going form
paper and microfilm records to digital archives.

Findmypast (previously DC Thompson Family History) is a British-owned leader
in online family history. To learn more about Findmypast see:
http://www.findmypast.com/company

There is no press release on either the Findmypast website or their blog
regarding Jay Verkler's appointment. The press release was sent "to experts
and those involved in the genealogy industry."

I have no affiliation with Findmypast and am sharing the information solely
for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Findmypast Appoints Jay Verkler Interim CEO #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Jay Verkler, former CEO of FamilySearch, has been appointed interim CEO of
Findmypast. Annelies van den Belt stepped down after three years as the
head of Findmypast.

Jay was the CEO of FamilySearch for a decade where he pioneered the digital
transformation of the world's largest genealogical organization going form
paper and microfilm records to digital archives.

Findmypast (previously DC Thompson Family History) is a British-owned leader
in online family history. To learn more about Findmypast see:
http://www.findmypast.com/company

There is no press release on either the Findmypast website or their blog
regarding Jay Verkler's appointment. The press release was sent "to experts
and those involved in the genealogy industry."

I have no affiliation with Findmypast and am sharing the information solely
for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: What are possible explanations for this contradiction? #general

Natalie Spencer Carroll
 

Sometimes when a married Jewish man is drafted he divorces his wife so she can
remarry if he doesn't come back >from the war. If he returns they remarry.

Gerald Simon

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What are possible explanations for this contradiction? #general

Natalie Spencer Carroll
 

Sometimes when a married Jewish man is drafted he divorces his wife so she can
remarry if he doesn't come back >from the war. If he returns they remarry.

Gerald Simon

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Re: Reaching out for assistance in regards to my father's birth and subsequent adoption in the state of Michigan #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Brooke Whisnant wrote that she is seeking information on the birth parents of
her father, Herman Harry Myers, born in southeast Michigan in October 1946.
Her father supports her efforts.

Fortunately, Michigan law allows the release of adoption records, even closed
ones, to the adoptee. Alas, the many adoption agencies in Michigan do not have
a central repository for these records. You can find a list of agencies and
who holds their records at
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-15585--,00.html

Many agencies, including Alliance for Adoption/Jewish Family Services, turned
over their records to the Department of Human Services, Permanency Division,
PO Box 30037, Lansing, MI 48909.

Several other Michigan governmental offices hold records for multiple agencies,
as one can see on the list cited above. However, since it sounds as if the one
family member who has a clue about the details of the adoption, Brooke's aunt
(herself adopted), refuses to release the letter left by Brooke's grandmother,
there is no way to know which agency handled the adoption.

Perhaps Brooke's father could write to each of the Michigan offices holding
multiple agencies' records. Provide his (adopted) name and exact date of birth,
and any other relevant information, such as his adoptive parents' address (or
at least the city of Saginaw) at the time of his adoption. Brooke cannot get
the information by writing on his behalf; according to the State of Michigan's
website on the matter
<www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-14884--,00.html>, records
can be released only to the adult adopted person, adoptive parents of a minor
child, biological/former parent, and adult biological/former sibling.

Good luck, Brooke. I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, MARKAS, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Ozëry, Skidel, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and
Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool; ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ
in Lodz; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev
and Kiev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Reaching out for assistance in regards to my father's birth and subsequent adoption in the state of Michigan #general

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Brooke Whisnant wrote that she is seeking information on the birth parents of
her father, Herman Harry Myers, born in southeast Michigan in October 1946.
Her father supports her efforts.

Fortunately, Michigan law allows the release of adoption records, even closed
ones, to the adoptee. Alas, the many adoption agencies in Michigan do not have
a central repository for these records. You can find a list of agencies and
who holds their records at
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-15585--,00.html

Many agencies, including Alliance for Adoption/Jewish Family Services, turned
over their records to the Department of Human Services, Permanency Division,
PO Box 30037, Lansing, MI 48909.

Several other Michigan governmental offices hold records for multiple agencies,
as one can see on the list cited above. However, since it sounds as if the one
family member who has a clue about the details of the adoption, Brooke's aunt
(herself adopted), refuses to release the letter left by Brooke's grandmother,
there is no way to know which agency handled the adoption.

Perhaps Brooke's father could write to each of the Michigan offices holding
multiple agencies' records. Provide his (adopted) name and exact date of birth,
and any other relevant information, such as his adoptive parents' address (or
at least the city of Saginaw) at the time of his adoption. Brooke cannot get
the information by writing on his behalf; according to the State of Michigan's
website on the matter
<www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7116_7125-14884--,00.html>, records
can be released only to the adult adopted person, adoptive parents of a minor
child, biological/former parent, and adult biological/former sibling.

Good luck, Brooke. I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, MARKAS, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Ozëry, Skidel, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna and
Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool; ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ
in Lodz; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev
and Kiev


LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #hungary

bounce-3171964-772961@...
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Hungary SIG #Hungary LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #hungary

bounce-3171964-772961@...
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Question about education for Jews in the late 1800s #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Possibly a dumb question: my paternal grandfather came >from essentially Gomel,
b. around 1875. The family story sometimes says that he was "studying to be a
rabbi" - a friend asked me the other day what the educational opportunities
**were** for Jews at that time and place? Was there secular education? or was
"studying" essential religious?

Thanks -
Martha Schecter Forsyth, Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about education for Jews in the late 1800s #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Possibly a dumb question: my paternal grandfather came >from essentially Gomel,
b. around 1875. The family story sometimes says that he was "studying to be a
rabbi" - a friend asked me the other day what the educational opportunities
**were** for Jews at that time and place? Was there secular education? or was
"studying" essential religious?

Thanks -
Martha Schecter Forsyth, Boston, MA