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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


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #general

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #general

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


Looking For Death Records and Refugee Information ~1919 Ukraine/Romania #romania

Shawn Weil
 

Rom-SIGers-

My grandmother's family (BROITMAN) survived the pogroms of Savran, Ukraine
and fled 400 miles away to Bucharest, Romania c. 1919. In the few years they
lived there, family history has it that three of my grandmother's siblings
(Moshe, Lisa, Chamiel, all born between 1908 &
1918) died of "water poisoning." It is not clear to me if they died in
Bucharest or somewhere in between. The family immigrated to Toronto, Canada
in Nov 1924 and to the US (Philadelphia then Brooklyn) in 1927.
I've found contemporary accounts of the pogroms in that region (link below),
but would like to know more about their lives as refugees and more details
about the deaths of her siblings.

Can anyone suggest sources I might use to find more information and/or more
context?

Savran Pogrom Info:
http://mindfullmeandering.blogspot.com/2013/08/savran-pogrom.html

Thank you-

Shawn Weil
Melrose, MA

Looking for: Wahl, Abromowitz, Wilkenfeld (Tarnobrzeg, Poland); Goldner,
FIbish (Bivolari, Iasi, Romania); Telefus, Birnberg (Khotin & Medzhibozh,
Ukraine); Broitman, Darish (Savran & Olgapol, Ukraine)


Romania SIG #Romania Looking For Death Records and Refugee Information ~1919 Ukraine/Romania #romania

Shawn Weil
 

Rom-SIGers-

My grandmother's family (BROITMAN) survived the pogroms of Savran, Ukraine
and fled 400 miles away to Bucharest, Romania c. 1919. In the few years they
lived there, family history has it that three of my grandmother's siblings
(Moshe, Lisa, Chamiel, all born between 1908 &
1918) died of "water poisoning." It is not clear to me if they died in
Bucharest or somewhere in between. The family immigrated to Toronto, Canada
in Nov 1924 and to the US (Philadelphia then Brooklyn) in 1927.
I've found contemporary accounts of the pogroms in that region (link below),
but would like to know more about their lives as refugees and more details
about the deaths of her siblings.

Can anyone suggest sources I might use to find more information and/or more
context?

Savran Pogrom Info:
http://mindfullmeandering.blogspot.com/2013/08/savran-pogrom.html

Thank you-

Shawn Weil
Melrose, MA

Looking for: Wahl, Abromowitz, Wilkenfeld (Tarnobrzeg, Poland); Goldner,
FIbish (Bivolari, Iasi, Romania); Telefus, Birnberg (Khotin & Medzhibozh,
Ukraine); Broitman, Darish (Savran & Olgapol, Ukraine)


Rabbi M Kuperman & Yeshiva Tachkemoni #southafrica

Juan-Paul Burke <juan-paul.burke@...>
 

I am doing research on Rabbi M Kuperman zt"l and Yeshiva Tachkemoni of Cape Town.
If anyone has any information, especially if you were a student of the
aforementioned, please could you contact me at juan-paul.burke@uct.ac.za


Juan-Paul Burke
Sea Point, Cape Town







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Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #southafrica

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


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Rabbi M Kuperman & Yeshiva Tachkemoni #southafrica

Juan-Paul Burke <juan-paul.burke@...>
 

I am doing research on Rabbi M Kuperman zt"l and Yeshiva Tachkemoni of Cape Town.
If anyone has any information, especially if you were a student of the
aforementioned, please could you contact me at juan-paul.burke@uct.ac.za


Juan-Paul Burke
Sea Point, Cape Town







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ut/policies/emaildisclaimer/ or obtainable >from +27 21 650 9111. If this e-=
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individual capacity. Please report security incidents or abuse via csirt@uc=
t.ac.za


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #southafrica

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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