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(UK) Selected World War ll POW Records Free to Search #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In remembrance of the surrender of Japan, 14 August 1945, Forces War Records
is making their Prisoner of War (POW) records collections available to
search for free 13-15th August 11:59 PM BST.

The collections available for free to search are:
Imperial Prisoners of War Held in Japan (Exclusive to Forces War Records)
Korea - British Army Prisoners of War
Imperial Prisoners of War Held in Italy (Exclusive to Forces War Records)
Prisoners of War of the British Empire Held in Germany
Note: two of the collections are unique to Forces War Records.
The above collections are highlighted by a 'FREE TO SEARCH' icon. If you
select to search other than the offered collections, you will be prompted to
subscribe.

It is required to register with Forces War Records. To register go to:
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/

To search the specially offered POW records go to:
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/premium

In addition, Forces War Records is offering free downloads of several of
their publications during the free access time period:

POWs The Inside Story http://tinyurl.com/jo9ahuu
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/FORCES%20WAR%20RECORDS%
20-%20POWs%20The%20Inside%20Story.pdf

Battle of Britain in Pictures http://tinyurl.com/jzuugec
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/Forces%20War%20Records%
20-%20Battle%20of%20Britain%20.pdf

WW1 Troop Movements User Guide an Army Formations Guide
http://tinyurl.com/jcvu7qe
Original url:
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/forces-war-records/marketing/forces-war-r
ecords-in-formation-army-formations.pdf

Battle of Jutland Magazine Special http://tinyurl.com/hmfgw2r
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/FORCES%20WAR%20RECORDS%
20JUTLAND%20special%20-%20June%202016.pdf

D-Day The Full Story http://tinyurl.com/gvyteqm
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/FORCES+WAR+RECORDS+D-DA
Y+SPECIAL.pdf

I have no affiliation with Forces War Records 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 (UK) Selected World War ll POW Records Free to Search #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In remembrance of the surrender of Japan, 14 August 1945, Forces War Records
is making their Prisoner of War (POW) records collections available to
search for free 13-15th August 11:59 PM BST.

The collections available for free to search are:
Imperial Prisoners of War Held in Japan (Exclusive to Forces War Records)
Korea - British Army Prisoners of War
Imperial Prisoners of War Held in Italy (Exclusive to Forces War Records)
Prisoners of War of the British Empire Held in Germany
Note: two of the collections are unique to Forces War Records.
The above collections are highlighted by a 'FREE TO SEARCH' icon. If you
select to search other than the offered collections, you will be prompted to
subscribe.

It is required to register with Forces War Records. To register go to:
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/

To search the specially offered POW records go to:
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/premium

In addition, Forces War Records is offering free downloads of several of
their publications during the free access time period:

POWs The Inside Story http://tinyurl.com/jo9ahuu
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/FORCES%20WAR%20RECORDS%
20-%20POWs%20The%20Inside%20Story.pdf

Battle of Britain in Pictures http://tinyurl.com/jzuugec
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/Forces%20War%20Records%
20-%20Battle%20of%20Britain%20.pdf

WW1 Troop Movements User Guide an Army Formations Guide
http://tinyurl.com/jcvu7qe
Original url:
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/forces-war-records/marketing/forces-war-r
ecords-in-formation-army-formations.pdf

Battle of Jutland Magazine Special http://tinyurl.com/hmfgw2r
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/FORCES%20WAR%20RECORDS%
20JUTLAND%20special%20-%20June%202016.pdf

D-Day The Full Story http://tinyurl.com/gvyteqm
Original url:
http://forces-war-records.s3.amazonaws.com/Marketing/FORCES+WAR+RECORDS+D-DA
Y+SPECIAL.pdf

I have no affiliation with Forces War Records and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


Belarus SIG #Belarus Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #belarus

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


ReSuzanne Quittner #general

Tornquist <annetornquist@...>
 

Hello to all!
I am new to JewishGen discussion groups.
I am interested in finding out as much as I can about a Suzanne Quittner,
who was a resident at the American Hospital in Paris in 1951
(ie a medical intern). She might have been >from Bohemia and had presumably
emigrated with her father Walter to the UK or to the USA when the annexing
of Czechoslovakia took place in 1938. Anybody can help me to find more data
about her?
Many thanks and kind regards.
Anne Tornquist


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ReSuzanne Quittner #general

Tornquist <annetornquist@...>
 

Hello to all!
I am new to JewishGen discussion groups.
I am interested in finding out as much as I can about a Suzanne Quittner,
who was a resident at the American Hospital in Paris in 1951
(ie a medical intern). She might have been >from Bohemia and had presumably
emigrated with her father Walter to the UK or to the USA when the annexing
of Czechoslovakia took place in 1938. Anybody can help me to find more data
about her?
Many thanks and kind regards.
Anne Tornquist


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman, Conference Co-Chair on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker, Registration chair


German SIG #Germany Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #germany

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman, Conference Co-Chair on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker, Registration chair


Slides from GerSIG Business Meeting at IAJGS Conference in Seattle #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

Here is a link to the slides >from the GerSIG Business Meeting at the
IAJGS Conference in Seattle: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3B

I'll write up the meeting and send out more detail in the next few days.

Meantime, there are more GerSIG interest events today. The events are
more of an applied/case study German-Jewish genealogy variety:
I
German Jewish Genealogy: A Case Study by Dennis Aron

DNA Leads an Adopted Daughter to her Birth Mother: Kelly's Story by
Karen Franklin

and The Story of Two Leos which is my own talk. My talk's handout
will be up on my blog later, once the presentation has been given.

More soon!

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


Phew - Conference is almost over - gone in a flash! #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

Where did the week go? It's almost over and it feels like we just
arrived. Today (Friday) we have 2 GerSIG interest sessions:

My Family: I Could Write a Book.by Joan Adler
Ele Toldot Made Easy by Ralph Block

The conference has been wonderful and over 90 of our SIG members have
been here, it was wonderful to see everyone again and to meet new
friends too

Here's a link to the handout >from my talk yesterday - http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3x

More soon - I'll have time to share more info in the next few days.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


ViewMate translation request from German - BECKER documents, Lubiewo-Tuchola area (Prussia) #germany

ta.genealogy@...
 

Dear siggers,

More Lubiewo registrations have been uploaded to Viewmate.
I'd appreciate any assistance with exact dates, names of parents,
spouses including maiden names, occupations, ages, where they came
from, if they were still alive at the time, other relatives etc.

They are in the following addresses:

Birth registration of BECKER Lina, Lubiewo (German).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49588

Death registration of BECKER Bertha nee SELBIGER, Lubiewo (German).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49589

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much, Tamar Amit


German SIG #Germany Slides from GerSIG Business Meeting at IAJGS Conference in Seattle #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

Here is a link to the slides >from the GerSIG Business Meeting at the
IAJGS Conference in Seattle: http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3B

I'll write up the meeting and send out more detail in the next few days.

Meantime, there are more GerSIG interest events today. The events are
more of an applied/case study German-Jewish genealogy variety:
I
German Jewish Genealogy: A Case Study by Dennis Aron

DNA Leads an Adopted Daughter to her Birth Mother: Kelly's Story by
Karen Franklin

and The Story of Two Leos which is my own talk. My talk's handout
will be up on my blog later, once the presentation has been given.

More soon!

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


German SIG #Germany Phew - Conference is almost over - gone in a flash! #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG Members

Where did the week go? It's almost over and it feels like we just
arrived. Today (Friday) we have 2 GerSIG interest sessions:

My Family: I Could Write a Book.by Joan Adler
Ele Toldot Made Easy by Ralph Block

The conference has been wonderful and over 90 of our SIG members have
been here, it was wonderful to see everyone again and to meet new
friends too

Here's a link to the handout >from my talk yesterday - http://wp.me/p3cjNY-3x

More soon - I'll have time to share more info in the next few days.

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE - Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com


German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation request from German - BECKER documents, Lubiewo-Tuchola area (Prussia) #germany

ta.genealogy@...
 

Dear siggers,

More Lubiewo registrations have been uploaded to Viewmate.
I'd appreciate any assistance with exact dates, names of parents,
spouses including maiden names, occupations, ages, where they came
from, if they were still alive at the time, other relatives etc.

They are in the following addresses:

Birth registration of BECKER Lina, Lubiewo (German).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49588

Death registration of BECKER Bertha nee SELBIGER, Lubiewo (German).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49589

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much, Tamar Amit


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #romania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


Romania SIG #Romania Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #romania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to? What
about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture (like
Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home. You
can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next week,
but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


Re: FTDNA, Geni.com and the AustriaCzech SIG #austria-czech

phil@...
 

Several weeks ago, Randy Schoenberg sent out an email to the AustriaCzech
SIG recommending that, "If you have taken a dna test with ftdna, please
upload the data to your Geni account."

Because I did the Autosomal + 37 markers test several years ago, I decided
now would be a good time to upload this data to Geni and see how it might
further my genealogical research.

At least a decade ago, I began corresponding with two researchers who would
continue popping up throughout the years. Those were Randy Schoenberg and
Robert Hanscom, whose names many on this SIG should recognize. Both had been
providing invaluable information to me on the Steinschneider family. In
fact, both thought they were related to Steinschneiders at some point, but
had eventually given up on this assumption, as their data seemed to indicate
there was no direct relationship between our families.

Well, after uploading my DNA information to Geni, one of the first matches I
found was my connection to Randy, who is a not-too-distant cousin. The
second surprise was my similarly close relationship to Robert Hanscom. And
that's only the beginning, as several other interesting matches have now
cropped up as well.

Additionally, based on a recommendation >from Bob, I uploaded my information
to GEDMatch, which not only allows a more thorough analysis of DNA data
between two individuals, but also makes it possible to triangulate among
several individuals. Based on Bob's initial comparisons, Randy, Bob, and I
do not trace back to a common ancestor in Prostejov, as we had believed.
Instead, Randy and I have a common ancestor in one place, while Bob and I
have one somewhere else.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to some fascinating research avenues that
have now opened up to us. And for the first time I can definitively call
Randy and Bob, "cousins."

In conclusion, if anyone is on the fence about submitting his or her data to
Geni, or eventually, GEDMatch, don't hesitate too long. Although there are
certainly some potential privacy and security concerns, which as an IT
professional supporting and protecting high-value technology assets, I
grasp, the benefits (in my opinion) more than justify the potential risks.
If you've taken the step to provide your DNA data to FTDNA anyway, there's
no better way to leverage that investment than with a submission to Geni.

Do it now!

Regards,
Phil Steinschneider


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: FTDNA, Geni.com and the AustriaCzech SIG #austria-czech

phil@...
 

Several weeks ago, Randy Schoenberg sent out an email to the AustriaCzech
SIG recommending that, "If you have taken a dna test with ftdna, please
upload the data to your Geni account."

Because I did the Autosomal + 37 markers test several years ago, I decided
now would be a good time to upload this data to Geni and see how it might
further my genealogical research.

At least a decade ago, I began corresponding with two researchers who would
continue popping up throughout the years. Those were Randy Schoenberg and
Robert Hanscom, whose names many on this SIG should recognize. Both had been
providing invaluable information to me on the Steinschneider family. In
fact, both thought they were related to Steinschneiders at some point, but
had eventually given up on this assumption, as their data seemed to indicate
there was no direct relationship between our families.

Well, after uploading my DNA information to Geni, one of the first matches I
found was my connection to Randy, who is a not-too-distant cousin. The
second surprise was my similarly close relationship to Robert Hanscom. And
that's only the beginning, as several other interesting matches have now
cropped up as well.

Additionally, based on a recommendation >from Bob, I uploaded my information
to GEDMatch, which not only allows a more thorough analysis of DNA data
between two individuals, but also makes it possible to triangulate among
several individuals. Based on Bob's initial comparisons, Randy, Bob, and I
do not trace back to a common ancestor in Prostejov, as we had believed.
Instead, Randy and I have a common ancestor in one place, while Bob and I
have one somewhere else.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to some fascinating research avenues that
have now opened up to us. And for the first time I can definitively call
Randy and Bob, "cousins."

In conclusion, if anyone is on the fence about submitting his or her data to
Geni, or eventually, GEDMatch, don't hesitate too long. Although there are
certainly some potential privacy and security concerns, which as an IT
professional supporting and protecting high-value technology assets, I
grasp, the benefits (in my opinion) more than justify the potential risks.
If you've taken the step to provide your DNA data to FTDNA anyway, there's
no better way to leverage that investment than with a submission to Geni.

Do it now!

Regards,
Phil Steinschneider


Business directories on genealogyindexer.org #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Logan Kleinwaks let me know that he just added a bunch of Bohemian and
Moravian business directories to http://genealogyindexer.org. It's worth checking out.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Business directories on genealogyindexer.org #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

Logan Kleinwaks let me know that he just added a bunch of Bohemian and
Moravian business directories to http://genealogyindexer.org. It's worth checking out.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

65901 - 65920 of 657830