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(US-New England) American Ancestors Free Access to New England Databases Through 25 October 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society is
offering free access to almost 300,000 records in different datasets for
early American genealogical research. These include the Great Migration
Study Project, Early New England Families 1641-1700 and Torrey's New England
Marriages to 1700. There is also a guide on 17th century New England
records. All New England resources and databases are being made available
for free to guest members >from October 18-25. For non-members, registration
is required. No credit card information is requested, only name, email
address, password, home address and phone number. To read more and how to
register see http://www.americanancestors.org/features/early-new-england

While the large Jewish immigration to the United States occurred in the
1880's-1920's there have been Jews in the United States since the mid
1600's.

I have no affiliation with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Enjoy researching!

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-New England) American Ancestors Free Access to New England Databases Through 25 October 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society is
offering free access to almost 300,000 records in different datasets for
early American genealogical research. These include the Great Migration
Study Project, Early New England Families 1641-1700 and Torrey's New England
Marriages to 1700. There is also a guide on 17th century New England
records. All New England resources and databases are being made available
for free to guest members >from October 18-25. For non-members, registration
is required. No credit card information is requested, only name, email
address, password, home address and phone number. To read more and how to
register see http://www.americanancestors.org/features/early-new-england

While the large Jewish immigration to the United States occurred in the
1880's-1920's there have been Jews in the United States since the mid
1600's.

I have no affiliation with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Enjoy researching!

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: A town/region called Slobot? #general

David Ellis
 

Jason Toay asked:

Does anybody know of a town or region named Slobot (or something
similar) located either in Lithuania or Poland (or possibly
Belarus/Ukraine).

The town of Vilijampole, a suburb of Kaunas in Lithuania, was known in
Yiddish as Slobodka. It was sometimes referred to as the Jewish "ghetto"
of Kovno. Could this be what you're looking for?

---
David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: A town/region called Slobot? #general

David Ellis
 

Jason Toay asked:

Does anybody know of a town or region named Slobot (or something
similar) located either in Lithuania or Poland (or possibly
Belarus/Ukraine).

The town of Vilijampole, a suburb of Kaunas in Lithuania, was known in
Yiddish as Slobodka. It was sometimes referred to as the Jewish "ghetto"
of Kovno. Could this be what you're looking for?

---
David J Ellis
Natick, MA 01760
djemkitso@verizon.net


Re: cemetery requests #general

Dahn Cukier
 

Hello searchers.

This is good advice and I know that private cemeteries in Israel do
provide this service.

But if you are searching for a person buried in a state cemetery, you
will need to search Hebrew data bases of Petach Tikva, Haifa, Tel Aviv,
Hod HaSharon and if there are others online, great. But most cemeteries
are not online and the people in the office do not usually speak English.

One of the major problems searching Israel for a grave - transliteration
and translation of names.

The second most popular problem I have found are non or miss recording
of graves. Graves with date of burial 1936 when the stone says 1934, the
name on the stone is spelled with vav-vav and the data base is bet. Last
week I found a person buried in the "old" cemetery and recorded in the
"new" cemetery.

A request via Find-a-Grave should probably be made, but I have a number of
requests for Queens and LI, NY up for a number of years.

BillionGraves will also have a translation/transliteration problem if the
stone is not written in English.

In general, records created post fact seem to have more than 5% major
errors, and 25% some type of error.

It is, of course true, that for some photos there is a lot of travel. I
still know that I need to get to Metulla, but I've only gotten as far as
Tviria - an hour past Tviria.

Regards
Dahn Cukier
Kfar Saba

---

On Tue, 10/18/16, Dennis J Gries dgries@comcast.net wrote:

...Suggestions:

Actually, there are several sources which have been around
for years:

1. Findagrave.com --- pictures usually are
there
2. Raogk.org - local volunteers who have offered. This
is the reincarnation
of the site created perhaps 15-18 years ago.
3. Rootsweb.ancestry.com - local volunteers who have
offered. Either in the
mailing lists or on the county sites.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: cemetery requests #general

Dahn Cukier
 

Hello searchers.

This is good advice and I know that private cemeteries in Israel do
provide this service.

But if you are searching for a person buried in a state cemetery, you
will need to search Hebrew data bases of Petach Tikva, Haifa, Tel Aviv,
Hod HaSharon and if there are others online, great. But most cemeteries
are not online and the people in the office do not usually speak English.

One of the major problems searching Israel for a grave - transliteration
and translation of names.

The second most popular problem I have found are non or miss recording
of graves. Graves with date of burial 1936 when the stone says 1934, the
name on the stone is spelled with vav-vav and the data base is bet. Last
week I found a person buried in the "old" cemetery and recorded in the
"new" cemetery.

A request via Find-a-Grave should probably be made, but I have a number of
requests for Queens and LI, NY up for a number of years.

BillionGraves will also have a translation/transliteration problem if the
stone is not written in English.

In general, records created post fact seem to have more than 5% major
errors, and 25% some type of error.

It is, of course true, that for some photos there is a lot of travel. I
still know that I need to get to Metulla, but I've only gotten as far as
Tviria - an hour past Tviria.

Regards
Dahn Cukier
Kfar Saba

---

On Tue, 10/18/16, Dennis J Gries dgries@comcast.net wrote:

...Suggestions:

Actually, there are several sources which have been around
for years:

1. Findagrave.com --- pictures usually are
there
2. Raogk.org - local volunteers who have offered. This
is the reincarnation
of the site created perhaps 15-18 years ago.
3. Rootsweb.ancestry.com - local volunteers who have
offered. Either in the
mailing lists or on the county sites.


(Austria, Germany) Family Tree Magazine German Script Chart and Suggested Sites for Reading Old German Script #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has published a Germanic Script Chart. It is on their
Facebook page, but you need not be a Facebook subscriber to access the
chart. It is free. Go to:
http://tinyurl.com/hpotmsa
Original url:
https://www.facebook.com/familytreemagazine/photos/a.152875474946.116856.15050309946/10155258343249947/?type=3&theater

They also have suggested seven websites for deciphering Old German script
which may be found at: http://bit.ly/2egl85S
Original url:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/7-websites-for-deciphering-old-german-script

I have no affiliation with Family Tree Magazine and am posting this solely
for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Austria, Germany) Family Tree Magazine German Script Chart and Suggested Sites for Reading Old German Script #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has published a Germanic Script Chart. It is on their
Facebook page, but you need not be a Facebook subscriber to access the
chart. It is free. Go to:
http://tinyurl.com/hpotmsa
Original url:
https://www.facebook.com/familytreemagazine/photos/a.152875474946.116856.15050309946/10155258343249947/?type=3&theater

They also have suggested seven websites for deciphering Old German script
which may be found at: http://bit.ly/2egl85S
Original url:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/7-websites-for-deciphering-old-german-script

I have no affiliation with Family Tree Magazine and am posting this solely
for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Seeking Ted KAY and Jack STONE #general

Rachel Unkefer <rachelunkefer@...>
 

In the 1952 Phoenix City Directory are two men residing in an apartment
building. I think one or both might have been relatives of a person I'm
trying to trace.

Ted KAY and Jack STONE lived at *** N. Central in Phoenix, Arizona in
1952. They both worked at the Hotel Westward Ho, which was nearby. If
either of these names ring any bells, please get in touch.

Thanks!

Rachel Unkefer
Central Virginia, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Ted KAY and Jack STONE #general

Rachel Unkefer <rachelunkefer@...>
 

In the 1952 Phoenix City Directory are two men residing in an apartment
building. I think one or both might have been relatives of a person I'm
trying to trace.

Ted KAY and Jack STONE lived at *** N. Central in Phoenix, Arizona in
1952. They both worked at the Hotel Westward Ho, which was nearby. If
either of these names ring any bells, please get in touch.

Thanks!

Rachel Unkefer
Central Virginia, USA


SITE CITE - German Script Chart and Suggested Sites for Reading Old German writing #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has published a Germanic Script Chart.
It is on their Facebook page, but you need not be a Facebook
subscriber to access the chart.

It is free. Go to:
http://tinyurl.com/hpotmsa
Original url:
https://www.facebook.com/familytreemagazine/photos/a.152875474946.116856.150
50309946/10155258343249947/?type=3&theater

They also have suggested seven websites for deciphering Old German print
and script which may be found at:

http://bit.ly/2egl85S

Original url:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/7-websites-for-deciphering-old-ger
man-script

I have no affiliation with Family Tree Magazine and am posting this solely
for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - German Script Chart and Suggested Sites for Reading Old German writing #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has published a Germanic Script Chart.
It is on their Facebook page, but you need not be a Facebook
subscriber to access the chart.

It is free. Go to:
http://tinyurl.com/hpotmsa
Original url:
https://www.facebook.com/familytreemagazine/photos/a.152875474946.116856.150
50309946/10155258343249947/?type=3&theater

They also have suggested seven websites for deciphering Old German print
and script which may be found at:

http://bit.ly/2egl85S

Original url:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/7-websites-for-deciphering-old-ger
man-script

I have no affiliation with Family Tree Magazine and am posting this solely
for the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Interesting Article on History of Last Jews in Zakarpattia #subcarpathia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following article may of interest regarding the history of Last
Jews in Zakarpattia.

http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/jews-ukraine-zakarpattia-holocaust/index.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/jx4w2gz --Mod.]

It was published in al jazerra.

Thank you to David Rinzler, >from JGS Montreal for informing us about the
article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Interesting Article on History of Last Jews in Zakarpattia #subcarpathia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The following article may of interest regarding the history of Last
Jews in Zakarpattia.

http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/jews-ukraine-zakarpattia-holocaust/index.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/jx4w2gz --Mod.]

It was published in al jazerra.

Thank you to David Rinzler, >from JGS Montreal for informing us about the
article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(US-New England) American Ancestors Free Access to New England Databases Through 25 October 2016 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society is
offering free access to almost 300,000 records in different datasets for
early American genealogical research. These include the Great Migration
Study Project, Early New England Families 1641-1700 and Torrey's New England
Marriages to 1700. There is also a guide on 17th century New England
records. All New England resources and databases are being made available
for free to guest members >from October 18-25. For non-members, registration
is required. No credit card information is requested, only name, email
address, password, home address and phone number. To read more and how to
register see http://www.americanancestors.org/features/early-new-england

While the large Jewish immigration to the United States occurred in the
1880's-1920's there have been Jews in the United States since the mid 1600s.

I have no affiliation with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Enjoy researching! Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Researching Your Roots Using JewishGen - course begins November 1 #usa

Phyllis Kramer
 

What's special about JewishGen mentored courses?
Answer: you have an instructor who will personally respond to your
questions, make suggestions and assist you in researching the branch
you choose... 24/7.

This 4 week course will help you delve into JewishGen's rich
resources. Your course material includes 7 text based lessons (15-20
pages each), delivered online (which you can download) with hundreds
of links and suggestions.

We'll help you build an effective research plan, manage your data with
our fabulous format, and give you tips and techniques to overcome
research obstacles. To prepare, select one of your family
branches... one set of immigrant ancestors for which you know the town
of origin and we'll expand your knowledge of the world's largest
online Jewish resource for family history.

Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and
downloading files and have 8-10 hours per week to organize their
papers, read the lessons, search online and interact with the FORUM.
Tuition for this U.S. Genealogy Course is $125 (there is no waiver for
this course). Registration will open October 15; maximum 15 students;
more details and enrollment at www.JewishGen.org/Education
For questions about this course or which course is right for you...
email the instructor at JewishGen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen
www.JewishGen.org/Education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA (US-New England) American Ancestors Free Access to New England Databases Through 25 October 2016 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society is
offering free access to almost 300,000 records in different datasets for
early American genealogical research. These include the Great Migration
Study Project, Early New England Families 1641-1700 and Torrey's New England
Marriages to 1700. There is also a guide on 17th century New England
records. All New England resources and databases are being made available
for free to guest members >from October 18-25. For non-members, registration
is required. No credit card information is requested, only name, email
address, password, home address and phone number. To read more and how to
register see http://www.americanancestors.org/features/early-new-england

While the large Jewish immigration to the United States occurred in the
1880's-1920's there have been Jews in the United States since the mid 1600s.

I have no affiliation with the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

Enjoy researching! Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA Researching Your Roots Using JewishGen - course begins November 1 #usa

Phyllis Kramer
 

What's special about JewishGen mentored courses?
Answer: you have an instructor who will personally respond to your
questions, make suggestions and assist you in researching the branch
you choose... 24/7.

This 4 week course will help you delve into JewishGen's rich
resources. Your course material includes 7 text based lessons (15-20
pages each), delivered online (which you can download) with hundreds
of links and suggestions.

We'll help you build an effective research plan, manage your data with
our fabulous format, and give you tips and techniques to overcome
research obstacles. To prepare, select one of your family
branches... one set of immigrant ancestors for which you know the town
of origin and we'll expand your knowledge of the world's largest
online Jewish resource for family history.

Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet and
downloading files and have 8-10 hours per week to organize their
papers, read the lessons, search online and interact with the FORUM.
Tuition for this U.S. Genealogy Course is $125 (there is no waiver for
this course). Registration will open October 15; maximum 15 students;
more details and enrollment at www.JewishGen.org/Education
For questions about this course or which course is right for you...
email the instructor at JewishGen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen
www.JewishGen.org/Education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Seeking PHILIPSBORN family in Weissensee burial cards #germany

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
If anyone has access to Weissensee records, I would like information
from burial cards for five members of my PHILIPSBORN family. Please
let me know privately if you can get this information and I'll provide
details. I'd like especially to know the names of the people who
submitted the information and the causes of death if possible.

Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, CA, USA jberlowitz331@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Seeking PHILIPSBORN family in Weissensee burial cards #germany

jberlowitz <jberlowitz331@...>
 

Dear SIGgers,
If anyone has access to Weissensee records, I would like information
from burial cards for five members of my PHILIPSBORN family. Please
let me know privately if you can get this information and I'll provide
details. I'd like especially to know the names of the people who
submitted the information and the causes of death if possible.

Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, CA, USA jberlowitz331@gmail.com

64321 - 64340 of 658846