Date   

Yizkor Book Project, June 2016 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So what can I tell you about the Yizkor Book Project in June? For a start,
there were quite a few new books and entries added over the past month,
which is always great to see. The past month saw, as usual, updates to many
of our existing projects and many of these are getting that much closer to
completion. Hopefully, I'll be able inform you about finalized projects in
the very near future.

Last month I let you know about the necrology database, which is ably led by
Max Heffler, and I am pleased to inform you that around 5,000 new entries
were added to this database over June. This particular database is an
important research tool for finding information about families and
individuals killed in the Holocaust. Yet another piece of the puzzle to help
us learn about our past. For more information, please see:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

In my last report I noted the YBMNI (Yizkor Book Main Names Index) and this
too, continues to plough ahead and more entries will be added soon. We are
still in need of volunteers to help us move this project along and if you
would like to help out, have some free time and are proficient with Excel,
I'd like to hear >from you.

Apart >from volunteering, another important way of supporting the work we do,
is by donating to any of our Translation Funds. We have set up these funds
to facilitate the translation of the Yizkor Books by professional
translators and your donation will certainly help to make this happen and
for those of you who are US citizens, donations to the funds are tax exempt.
Please see the link at the end of this report for the JewishGen-erosity page
with details of the various funds.

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over June.

During this last month we have added in 3 new books:

- Bochnia, Poland (Scroll of Bochnia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bochnia/Bochnia.html

- Chelm, Poland (Scroll of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm2/chelm2.html

- Pinczow, Poland (A book of memory of the Jewish community of Pinczow,
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinczow/pinczow.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Minkovtsy, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam192.html

- Olyka, Ukraine (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olyka/Olykah.html [Hebrew]

- Pomiechowek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00344.html

- Spisska Stara Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo410.html

- Secovce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo414.html

- Wizajny, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00189.html

- Zamikhiv, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam158.html

- Zlate Moravce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo228.html

We have continued to updated 18 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica
and Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online. All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld - Yizkor Book Project Manager lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, June 2016 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So what can I tell you about the Yizkor Book Project in June? For a start,
there were quite a few new books and entries added over the past month,
which is always great to see. The past month saw, as usual, updates to many
of our existing projects and many of these are getting that much closer to
completion. Hopefully, I'll be able inform you about finalized projects in
the very near future.

Last month I let you know about the necrology database, which is ably led by
Max Heffler, and I am pleased to inform you that around 5,000 new entries
were added to this database over June. This particular database is an
important research tool for finding information about families and
individuals killed in the Holocaust. Yet another piece of the puzzle to help
us learn about our past. For more information, please see:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/

In my last report I noted the YBMNI (Yizkor Book Main Names Index) and this
too, continues to plough ahead and more entries will be added soon. We are
still in need of volunteers to help us move this project along and if you
would like to help out, have some free time and are proficient with Excel,
I'd like to hear >from you.

Apart >from volunteering, another important way of supporting the work we do,
is by donating to any of our Translation Funds. We have set up these funds
to facilitate the translation of the Yizkor Books by professional
translators and your donation will certainly help to make this happen and
for those of you who are US citizens, donations to the funds are tax exempt.
Please see the link at the end of this report for the JewishGen-erosity page
with details of the various funds.

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over June.

During this last month we have added in 3 new books:

- Bochnia, Poland (Scroll of Bochnia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bochnia/Bochnia.html

- Chelm, Poland (Scroll of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm2/chelm2.html

- Pinczow, Poland (A book of memory of the Jewish community of Pinczow,
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinczow/pinczow.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Minkovtsy, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam192.html

- Olyka, Ukraine (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olyka/Olykah.html [Hebrew]

- Pomiechowek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00344.html

- Spisska Stara Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo410.html

- Secovce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo414.html

- Wizajny, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00189.html

- Zamikhiv, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamyanets_Podilskyy/Kam158.html

- Zlate Moravce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo228.html

We have continued to updated 18 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica
and Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to
find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online. All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld - Yizkor Book Project Manager lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, 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.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many
people who want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,
but who just can't fit the conference into their calendar or their
budget. Although virtually attending the conference isn't as fabulous
as being there, it does provide access to about 90% of all of the
conference sessions. We also know that many of the attendees are
frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have
solutions for you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and
they work well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since
their titles may not be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This
provides live streaming of sessions by some of our most popular
speakers. This means that if you have the time, you can watch (and
hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were there!
The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have
time to tune in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the
conference is over, you 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides
recording. Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being
recording (voice only) with the slides the presenter is using. Some
presenters do not have their slides being recorded, in which case, the
recording of that session is only audio. If you purchase this, you will
receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference is over and
be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides as your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio
recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

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


Early American SIG #USA Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, 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.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


Early American SIG #USA How to attend the IAJGS conference when you can't get to Seattle #usa

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

My Co-Chairs and I know >from the emails we get, that there are so many
people who want to attend the upcoming conference in Seattle, Aug 7-12,
but who just can't fit the conference into their calendar or their
budget. Although virtually attending the conference isn't as fabulous
as being there, it does provide access to about 90% of all of the
conference sessions. We also know that many of the attendees are
frustrated at not being to attend every session, and since there are
over 235 sessions, that's obviously physically impossible, so we have
solutions for you.

There are two ways to hear/see what's happening at the conference, and
they work well together. I'll briefly describe each of them, since
their titles may not be descriptive enough. The first is LIVE! This
provides live streaming of sessions by some of our most popular
speakers. This means that if you have the time, you can watch (and
hear) the sessions as they are being presented, as if you were there!
The conference is in Seattle, Washington, so the time of each session is
listed in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours). If you don't have
time to tune in while the session is streaming, no worries. After the
conference is over, you 90 days to access the session "on demand".

The other way to hear the sessions is to purchase the audio/slides
recording. Almost all of the sessions at the conference are being
recording (voice only) with the slides the presenter is using. Some
presenters do not have their slides being recorded, in which case, the
recording of that session is only audio. If you purchase this, you will
receive the whole package a few weeks after the conference is over and
be able to listen to the presentation and see the slides as your
leisure. Not all presentations that are on LIVE! are having audio
recordings made.

To purchase LIVE! and/or the audio and slides, go to the IAJGS 2016
website (http://www.iajgs2016.org/) then, under the registration tab,
Select New Registration;
Click "Go to Registration Form (for starting out)" near the bottom;
Click the gray New Registration button;
Enter your personal information and click Continue;
Select 5. Full LIVE! only (not attending in Seattle) or
7. Full LIVE! & Full Audio/slides (not attending in Seattle) and
continue to the end.

Of course, if you are attending the conference and want to purchase the
packages, there are options on the menu above to do that as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Seattle!

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


German archives and private researcher #germany

Anita Berk <amberk@...>
 

Hello Gersig:

Thank you again for the translations. Your kindness is deep and much
appreciated.

Does any one know if records exist for the area Attel and the town
Gabersee? (see viewmate translation 49365)

Can these be searched online?

If not, does anyone know a private researcher they can recommend?
Please reply privately with researcher information. Thank you,

Anita Berk, Denver, CO amberk@mac.com


German SIG #Germany German archives and private researcher #germany

Anita Berk <amberk@...>
 

Hello Gersig:

Thank you again for the translations. Your kindness is deep and much
appreciated.

Does any one know if records exist for the area Attel and the town
Gabersee? (see viewmate translation 49365)

Can these be searched online?

If not, does anyone know a private researcher they can recommend?
Please reply privately with researcher information. Thank you,

Anita Berk, Denver, CO amberk@mac.com


GerSIG at IAJGS Conference in Seattle #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

It's not long to go until conference now. With that in mind, I've
published a listing here: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3n of all the GerSIG
interest sessions to take place during the conference.

If you will be there and haven't already told me, please let me know.

If you can't join us at conference, I promise to share lots of info
with you about what we all get up to - including hopefully some photos
too!

All good wishes, Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements, London UK


Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, 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.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


German SIG #Germany GerSIG at IAJGS Conference in Seattle #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

It's not long to go until conference now. With that in mind, I've
published a listing here: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3n of all the GerSIG
interest sessions to take place during the conference.

If you will be there and haven't already told me, please let me know.

If you can't join us at conference, I promise to share lots of info
with you about what we all get up to - including hopefully some photos
too!

All good wishes, Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements, London UK


German SIG #Germany Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, 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.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


The Lviv "Space of Synagogues" project #galicia

Tony Kahane <tkahane@...>
 

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, with whom
Gesher Galicia has close relations, has written to us about the
opening of a launch in Lviv, on September 4, 2016, of the Space of
Synagogues project.

At the opening of this memorial, a visual installation, "The Art of
Memories: Jewish Life Stories of Lviv", by Oleg Voronko, will be
projected onto the surviving walls of the Golden Rose synagogue. This
was one of the centers of Jewish religious life in the city, and was
destroyed during the Holocaust.

The Center for Urban History has appealed to our readers for any
objects or photos bringing back memories of former Jewish life in Lviv
(Lwow, Lemberg) or for particular stories or memories they would like
to share. Any such items should kindly be sent, with descriptions, to
Natalia Yeromenko at <n.yeromenko@lvivcenter.org>.

The deadline for receiving these digital items is August 8, 2016,
because of the time needed to prepare the the launch. Items submitted
can include images of:
- relatives and ancestors >from or connected with Lwow;
- objects that recall family >from Lwow;
- trips to Lwow and places there connected with family members;
- images of descendants of Jewish families >from Galicia.
Images sent should be between 500 Kb and 1 Mb in size and in jpg/jpeg,
png, gif, tiff or pdf format.

Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
http://www.geshergalicia.org


brief ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia

Jonathan Levine <jlevine66@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers -

I have posted a brief letter (in Polish) to ViewMate >from about 1921,
written on behalf of my cousin Chaya Lea ZEIGER as she immigrated
to NYC. I would be most grateful if any of you has the time and skill
to translate it for me. Here is a link to that letter:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49439

Thank you!

Jonathan Levine
New York, NY
jlevine66@gmail.com

Researching:
ZEIGER, DRESNER, WEBER, HEIER, ENGELSTEIN, LEDER,
KRAUTHAMER, KRUMOLZ, HAMMER & GODT >from Pistyn, Kosow,
Wisnitz, Waschkoutz, Rozhniv and Kuty
KUMELDORFER, ZWANGSHEIM & WEISS >from Drohobycz & Boryslaw


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The Lviv "Space of Synagogues" project #galicia

Tony Kahane <tkahane@...>
 

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, with whom
Gesher Galicia has close relations, has written to us about the
opening of a launch in Lviv, on September 4, 2016, of the Space of
Synagogues project.

At the opening of this memorial, a visual installation, "The Art of
Memories: Jewish Life Stories of Lviv", by Oleg Voronko, will be
projected onto the surviving walls of the Golden Rose synagogue. This
was one of the centers of Jewish religious life in the city, and was
destroyed during the Holocaust.

The Center for Urban History has appealed to our readers for any
objects or photos bringing back memories of former Jewish life in Lviv
(Lwow, Lemberg) or for particular stories or memories they would like
to share. Any such items should kindly be sent, with descriptions, to
Natalia Yeromenko at <n.yeromenko@lvivcenter.org>.

The deadline for receiving these digital items is August 8, 2016,
because of the time needed to prepare the the launch. Items submitted
can include images of:
- relatives and ancestors >from or connected with Lwow;
- objects that recall family >from Lwow;
- trips to Lwow and places there connected with family members;
- images of descendants of Jewish families >from Galicia.
Images sent should be between 500 Kb and 1 Mb in size and in jpg/jpeg,
png, gif, tiff or pdf format.

Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
http://www.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia brief ViewMate translation request - Polish #galicia

Jonathan Levine <jlevine66@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers -

I have posted a brief letter (in Polish) to ViewMate >from about 1921,
written on behalf of my cousin Chaya Lea ZEIGER as she immigrated
to NYC. I would be most grateful if any of you has the time and skill
to translate it for me. Here is a link to that letter:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49439

Thank you!

Jonathan Levine
New York, NY
jlevine66@gmail.com

Researching:
ZEIGER, DRESNER, WEBER, HEIER, ENGELSTEIN, LEDER,
KRAUTHAMER, KRUMOLZ, HAMMER & GODT >from Pistyn, Kosow,
Wisnitz, Waschkoutz, Rozhniv and Kuty
KUMELDORFER, ZWANGSHEIM & WEISS >from Drohobycz & Boryslaw


Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #unitedkingdom

bounce-3181042-785714@...
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, 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.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Last day (July 24) for online registration at International Conference on Jewish Genealogy #unitedkingdom

bounce-3181042-785714@...
 

If you haven't already registered online for the 36th International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy, you better hurry! Sunday, July 24 is the final day on
which you can register online. The conference, which is expected to
gather upwards of 1,000 family historians >from around the world, will be
held at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12.

After July 24, registration for the conference will still be available
on-site at the hotel, but the cost will increase >from $345 to $370 for
full registrations. (There is no price increase for single-day
registration.)

Although the registration period for meals has closed, there are still
some slots available for computer workshops. Detailed information and
the complete conference schedule is at www.iajgs2016.org .

The Seattle conference will feature hundreds of presentations, panels,
and computer labs offered by the world's leading genealogical experts.
Highlights include a Jewish film festival curated by leading Jewish film
scholar and teacher of cinema Eric Goldman, 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.

In addition, as at previous conferences, key lectures and presentations
will be made available through LIVE!, a real-time video streaming
service during the conference and available on-demand after the
conference for 90 days.

For more information, contact the conference co-chairs Janette
Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference
website www.iajgs2016.org .

Janette Silverman


Emigration records, pre WW II #unitedkingdom

jberlowitz331@...
 

Dear SIGgers,

My distant cousin, Clara PHILIPSBORN (b. Kiel, Germany, 1890),
reportedly visited her nephew, Gunther BERENDT, in London late in
1938. Gunther had narrowly escaped deportation >from Berlin iin 1937
and he and his family received assistance in the UK and abroad from
their relatives >from the MOND and MATHIAS families. Other members of
the family had contacted these relatives in England for assistance,
with varying success. Gunther reported that Clara had returned to
Spain, where she had been volunteering with the International Brigades
as a nurse and translator. He did not hear >from her again and assumed
that she had been killed in Spain. Her nieces, however, reported that
Clara had reached Lima, Peru and died there of natural causes.
Unfortunately, the nieces are no longer living and their children were
not told anything. I'm wondering if perhaps Clara was able to
emigrate directly >from England to South America and I'd like to know
if there are searchable sources for emigration of stateless
German-born nationals >from 1938-1939.

Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, California


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Emigration records, pre WW II #unitedkingdom

jberlowitz331@...
 

Dear SIGgers,

My distant cousin, Clara PHILIPSBORN (b. Kiel, Germany, 1890),
reportedly visited her nephew, Gunther BERENDT, in London late in
1938. Gunther had narrowly escaped deportation >from Berlin iin 1937
and he and his family received assistance in the UK and abroad from
their relatives >from the MOND and MATHIAS families. Other members of
the family had contacted these relatives in England for assistance,
with varying success. Gunther reported that Clara had returned to
Spain, where she had been volunteering with the International Brigades
as a nurse and translator. He did not hear >from her again and assumed
that she had been killed in Spain. Her nieces, however, reported that
Clara had reached Lima, Peru and died there of natural causes.
Unfortunately, the nieces are no longer living and their children were
not told anything. I'm wondering if perhaps Clara was able to
emigrate directly >from England to South America and I'd like to know
if there are searchable sources for emigration of stateless
German-born nationals >from 1938-1939.

Judith Berlowitz, Oakland, California

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