Date   

Kitchener Camp in Kent #unitedkingdom

Robert Fraser
 

Dear friends

Last year, I sought information concerning the location and
condition of the former Kitchener Refugee Camp in Kent.
Several people responded, mostly seeking information
themselves. I promised to report back after I visited the
location in 2016. I have now returned home and here's what
I experienced.

I visited the location of the camp in the company of
historian Dr Claire Ungerson, who has written a book about
the camp (for more details, please email me off-list).
Claire has done extensive research, and in fact lives only
some ten minutes' walk >from the former camp.

Frankly, there is little left to see, and one would never
know that a large refugee camp once existed there, albeit
for a few years only. The site is at the side of the
Ramsgate road about a mile or less out of Sandwich over the
Tollgate bridge that crosses the River Stour. The area is
now an industrial site formerly occupied by a chemical
company. There is one hut which is certainly one of the camp
huts, but it was behind fencing, part of what looks like a
scrap yard, and inaccessible. Another identical hut survives
across the road; an area once occupied by 'Haig camp' which
was also a part of the refugee camp. It's close to Stonar
lake, where the 'campers' used to bath in warm weather. This
hut also is not easily accessible. And that's it.

I have photos if anyone is interested - please email me
off-list.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?
LICHTBLAU; Vienna


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Kitchener Camp in Kent #unitedkingdom

Robert Fraser
 

Dear friends

Last year, I sought information concerning the location and
condition of the former Kitchener Refugee Camp in Kent.
Several people responded, mostly seeking information
themselves. I promised to report back after I visited the
location in 2016. I have now returned home and here's what
I experienced.

I visited the location of the camp in the company of
historian Dr Claire Ungerson, who has written a book about
the camp (for more details, please email me off-list).
Claire has done extensive research, and in fact lives only
some ten minutes' walk >from the former camp.

Frankly, there is little left to see, and one would never
know that a large refugee camp once existed there, albeit
for a few years only. The site is at the side of the
Ramsgate road about a mile or less out of Sandwich over the
Tollgate bridge that crosses the River Stour. The area is
now an industrial site formerly occupied by a chemical
company. There is one hut which is certainly one of the camp
huts, but it was behind fencing, part of what looks like a
scrap yard, and inaccessible. Another identical hut survives
across the road; an area once occupied by 'Haig camp' which
was also a part of the refugee camp. It's close to Stonar
lake, where the 'campers' used to bath in warm weather. This
hut also is not easily accessible. And that's it.

I have photos if anyone is interested - please email me
off-list.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?
LICHTBLAU; Vienna


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #unitedkingdom

bounce-3189191-785714@...
 

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


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #unitedkingdom

bounce-3189191-785714@...
 

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


Need help finding Evidence of Jewish Heritage #unitedkingdom

lisamerchant123@...
 

Hello,

My late grandmother was jewish, but was not involved in a community. I
am finding it impossible to find any evidence of her Jewishness. Her
name was Peggy Gibbons, her mother was Sarah Rachel Young, they lived in
Hackney. I have searched online records but cannot find anything. Does
anyone have any advice or by some miracle any connections? Thanks,

Lisa Merchant


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Need help finding Evidence of Jewish Heritage #unitedkingdom

lisamerchant123@...
 

Hello,

My late grandmother was jewish, but was not involved in a community. I
am finding it impossible to find any evidence of her Jewishness. Her
name was Peggy Gibbons, her mother was Sarah Rachel Young, they lived in
Hackney. I have searched online records but cannot find anything. Does
anyone have any advice or by some miracle any connections? Thanks,

Lisa Merchant


PEARLMAN family from Paterson New Jersey #general

hymiereich
 

In 1934 Avraham Arye WISZENGRAD wrote a book called Divrei Avraham. In the
forward to the book he "thanks his sister's son Meyer Tzvi Pearlman from
Paterson America for all the favours he did on his behalf".(Translated from
the Hebrew)

I would appreciate getting in touch with Meyer's family as I am a descendent
of the Wiszengrads.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa Ontario
reichstein@magma.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Hymie privately with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PEARLMAN family from Paterson New Jersey #general

hymiereich
 

In 1934 Avraham Arye WISZENGRAD wrote a book called Divrei Avraham. In the
forward to the book he "thanks his sister's son Meyer Tzvi Pearlman from
Paterson America for all the favours he did on his behalf".(Translated from
the Hebrew)

I would appreciate getting in touch with Meyer's family as I am a descendent
of the Wiszengrads.

Hymie Reichstein
Ottawa Ontario
reichstein@magma.ca

MODERATOR NOTE: Please contact Hymie privately with contact information.


Searching FURMAN, Brighton Beach Brooklyn, 1946 #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

Could anyone assist me in finding descendants and any other information of
someone who's name I've found >from a 1946 list of the Kaluszyner Association.

A. Furman
**** Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn
New York

My Kaluszyner Great Grandfather went to Brooklyn twice in 1906 and I'm
wondering if this person may have been a relative of his.

Many thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman

searching:
BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakiai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk; STILLMAN:Pilica/Ogrodzienec;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching FURMAN, Brighton Beach Brooklyn, 1946 #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

Could anyone assist me in finding descendants and any other information of
someone who's name I've found >from a 1946 list of the Kaluszyner Association.

A. Furman
**** Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn
New York

My Kaluszyner Great Grandfather went to Brooklyn twice in 1906 and I'm
wondering if this person may have been a relative of his.

Many thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman

searching:
BENSON: Hasenpoth/Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakiai;
CAHN/CAHEN/WOLF: Zuendorf/Bruhl/Lechenich/Ahrweiler; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk; STILLMAN:Pilica/Ogrodzienec;
SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen.


11,000 online obituaries from the [San Francisco] Bay Area Reporter, 1972-2016 #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

The GLBT Historical Society has put 11,000 obituaries >from the Bay
Area Reporter online for free searches:

http://obit.glbthistory.org/olo/index.jsp

You can search through the obituaries by name or by date.

The Bay Area Reporter is a weekly newspaper that primarily covers the
GLBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the vast majority of
the obituaries in this database are for people who died of AIDS or
AIDS-related causes, particularly prior to 1998. Most of the people
in the database were residents of the Bay Area at the time of their
death, or had previously been residents until they moved to their
family's home out-of-state as their health declined.

While this is not an explicitly Jewish genealogical source, there are
many people identifiable as Jews by their obituaries, as well as
people with traditionally-Jewish surnames, listed in the database.

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently in Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 11,000 online obituaries from the [San Francisco] Bay Area Reporter, 1972-2016 #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

The GLBT Historical Society has put 11,000 obituaries >from the Bay
Area Reporter online for free searches:

http://obit.glbthistory.org/olo/index.jsp

You can search through the obituaries by name or by date.

The Bay Area Reporter is a weekly newspaper that primarily covers the
GLBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the vast majority of
the obituaries in this database are for people who died of AIDS or
AIDS-related causes, particularly prior to 1998. Most of the people
in the database were residents of the Bay Area at the time of their
death, or had previously been residents until they moved to their
family's home out-of-state as their health declined.

While this is not an explicitly Jewish genealogical source, there are
many people identifiable as Jews by their obituaries, as well as
people with traditionally-Jewish surnames, listed in the database.

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently in Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches
in the All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations'
computer systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches
in our holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links.
Similarly, JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own
servers, but they're able to generate deep links to relevant data
sets, where appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on
the data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work
at JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #general

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches
in the All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations'
computer systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches
in our holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links.
Similarly, JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own
servers, but they're able to generate deep links to relevant data
sets, where appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on
the data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work
at JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!

- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


ViewMate request - Polish translation - MESYNGIER #general

Sheryl Prenzlau
 

I am researching a g.g. grandmother by the name of Hinda MESYNGIER.
Various spellings have been used in records. I live IN Israel and
don't have access to family search locations. However I have located
one record online with a readable microfilm scan. It is in two parts
which I have posted on ViewMate. I have reason to think that her
father's first and last name might be written here, which would be
very helpful, however the answer I got to one of the scans did not
include the first name and no one answered the other one. I also
posted a third scan request which has not yet been approved. Can
anyone please help me? They are in Polish. The numbers are 49731 and
49732. Please help. Thanks.

Sheryl Prenzlau

MODERATOR NOTE: http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=49731
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=49732
Please respond within ViewMate or via email.
Please do not post a message regarding a ViewMate post until it has been approved.
Also, please provide the URLs (not just the image numbers) for your posts in
your messages. Thank you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate request - Polish translation - MESYNGIER #general

Sheryl Prenzlau
 

I am researching a g.g. grandmother by the name of Hinda MESYNGIER.
Various spellings have been used in records. I live IN Israel and
don't have access to family search locations. However I have located
one record online with a readable microfilm scan. It is in two parts
which I have posted on ViewMate. I have reason to think that her
father's first and last name might be written here, which would be
very helpful, however the answer I got to one of the scans did not
include the first name and no one answered the other one. I also
posted a third scan request which has not yet been approved. Can
anyone please help me? They are in Polish. The numbers are 49731 and
49732. Please help. Thanks.

Sheryl Prenzlau

MODERATOR NOTE: http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=49731
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=49732
Please respond within ViewMate or via email.
Please do not post a message regarding a ViewMate post until it has been approved.
Also, please provide the URLs (not just the image numbers) for your posts in
your messages. Thank you.


Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #galicia

Brooke Schreier Ganz <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches in the
All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations' computer
systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches in our
holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links. Similarly,
JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own servers, but
they're able to generate deep links to relevant data sets, where
appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on the
data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work at
JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #galicia

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #galicia

Brooke Schreier Ganz <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches in the
All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations' computer
systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches in our
holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links. Similarly,
JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own servers, but
they're able to generate deep links to relevant data sets, where
appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on the
data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work at
JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #galicia

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

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