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Latest issue of the Southern African SIG (SA-SIG) Newsletter is now available #general

Roy Ogus
 

The latest issue of the Southern African SIG (SA-SIG) Newsletter, June 2016,
is now available on-line at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm

(The previous issues of the Newsletter can be found at that location as well,
as well as information about the SA-SIG Newsletter in general.)

Original article contributions to the Newsletter are very welcome. If you
would like to submit an article to the Newsletter, please contact me directly.

Roy Ogus
Vice President, SA-SIG
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latest issue of the Southern African SIG (SA-SIG) Newsletter is now available #general

Roy Ogus
 

The latest issue of the Southern African SIG (SA-SIG) Newsletter, June 2016,
is now available on-line at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/safrica/newsletter/index.htm

(The previous issues of the Newsletter can be found at that location as well,
as well as information about the SA-SIG Newsletter in general.)

Original article contributions to the Newsletter are very welcome. If you
would like to submit an article to the Newsletter, please contact me directly.

Roy Ogus
Vice President, SA-SIG
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Memories Of Muizenberg Exhibition coming to Vancouver, Canada this weekend #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

After successful runs in South Africa, Israel, the UK, Australia,
Toronto, Canada and San Diego, USA, the Memories of Muizenberg
Exhibition is coming to Vancouver to Beth Israel Synagogue >from
July 10 - 25.

The opening reception is on July 10 >from 7 to 9 pm.

Save the date for South Africa's most popular and traveled
exhibition.

For more details and updates, visit the Muizenberg KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/MOM.html

Enjoy!

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Memories Of Muizenberg Exhibition coming to Vancouver, Canada this weekend #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

After successful runs in South Africa, Israel, the UK, Australia,
Toronto, Canada and San Diego, USA, the Memories of Muizenberg
Exhibition is coming to Vancouver to Beth Israel Synagogue >from
July 10 - 25.

The opening reception is on July 10 >from 7 to 9 pm.

Save the date for South Africa's most popular and traveled
exhibition.

For more details and updates, visit the Muizenberg KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/MOM.html

Enjoy!

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/


Access to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper digital archives #general

Roy Ogus
 

I would appreciate hearing >from someone who has access to the Jewish Chronicle
newspaper digital archives.

Please reply to me directly.

Many thanks.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


LitvakSIG Elections Process - Nominations #lithuania

Barry Halpern
 

The Nominating Task Force has put forth three candidates to fill three
open seats on the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG. The nominees are:
Jill Anderson, Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. They have provided
statements about their qualifications which have been posted on the
Members Only website at
https://litvaksigmembersonlysite.shutterfly.com/litvaksigdocuments
(you need to login to access the page).

Beginning July 8, 2016, any LitvakSIG members in good standing who
were not recommended by the Nominating Task Force may nominate
themselves or any other additional candidates for election as
Directors. They may do so by submitting names and supporting
biographical materials to the secretary of LitvakSIG, Barry Halpern
<barry.halpern@gmail.com> by electronic transmission not later than
July 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

A statement of the name, address and qualifications of each proposed
candidate, along with the proposed candidate's consent and agreement
to serve if elected must be submitted. This process is in lieu of
nominations >from the floor during the August 11 LitvakSIG annual
meeting in Seattle, Washington. Names and biographical materials will
be included on the LitvakSIG Members Only website along with those of
the slate recommended / nominated by the Task Force, and any
candidates nominated during this process will be included on the
ballot; all nominees' names will appear in alphabetical order.

Voting will take place by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy meeting in Seattle in August, 2016.

LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the Conference at the beginning of the LitvakSIG
Annual Meeting on August 11.

Dues payments must be received by the Treasurer no later than Monday
August 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time in order to receive an Email
Ballot.

Dues payment received by the Treasurer between August 2 and August 8
at 11:59 PM allow for in person voting only at the beginning of the
annual meeting in Seattle.

Details on the election procedures and distribution of email ballots
will be posted shortly by the Election Task Force.

2016 Election Task Force

Barry Halpern, Chair barry.halpern@gmail.com

Amy Wachs amygenealogy@outlook.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Access to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper digital archives #general

Roy Ogus
 

I would appreciate hearing >from someone who has access to the Jewish Chronicle
newspaper digital archives.

Please reply to me directly.

Many thanks.

Roy Ogus
Palo Alto, California
r_ogus at hotmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Elections Process - Nominations #lithuania

Barry Halpern
 

The Nominating Task Force has put forth three candidates to fill three
open seats on the Board of Directors of LitvakSIG. The nominees are:
Jill Anderson, Russ Maurer and Garri Regev. They have provided
statements about their qualifications which have been posted on the
Members Only website at
https://litvaksigmembersonlysite.shutterfly.com/litvaksigdocuments
(you need to login to access the page).

Beginning July 8, 2016, any LitvakSIG members in good standing who
were not recommended by the Nominating Task Force may nominate
themselves or any other additional candidates for election as
Directors. They may do so by submitting names and supporting
biographical materials to the secretary of LitvakSIG, Barry Halpern
<barry.halpern@gmail.com> by electronic transmission not later than
July 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

A statement of the name, address and qualifications of each proposed
candidate, along with the proposed candidate's consent and agreement
to serve if elected must be submitted. This process is in lieu of
nominations >from the floor during the August 11 LitvakSIG annual
meeting in Seattle, Washington. Names and biographical materials will
be included on the LitvakSIG Members Only website along with those of
the slate recommended / nominated by the Task Force, and any
candidates nominated during this process will be included on the
ballot; all nominees' names will appear in alphabetical order.

Voting will take place by e-mail during the weeks before the IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy meeting in Seattle in August, 2016.

LitvakSIG members who do not vote before the meeting will be able to
vote in person at the Conference at the beginning of the LitvakSIG
Annual Meeting on August 11.

Dues payments must be received by the Treasurer no later than Monday
August 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time in order to receive an Email
Ballot.

Dues payment received by the Treasurer between August 2 and August 8
at 11:59 PM allow for in person voting only at the beginning of the
annual meeting in Seattle.

Details on the election procedures and distribution of email ballots
will be posted shortly by the Election Task Force.

2016 Election Task Force

Barry Halpern, Chair barry.halpern@gmail.com

Amy Wachs amygenealogy@outlook.com


ViewMate translation from German & Polish request for BECKER & COHN documents, Tuchola area (Prussia) #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Dear siggers,

Four more registrations were uploaded to Viewmate >from my newly
enhanced BECKER branch .

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.
I think I made outs some of the names but could not understand
relationships or status.

Death registration of BECKER Johanna, Tuchola (Polish).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49171

Death registration of BECKER or COHN Johanna, Tuchola (Polish).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49172

Death registration of COHN David, Tuchola (Polish)
It was reported by who I presume is my gt-grandmother, Roza BECKER nee
LEVY so there is probably a connection.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49173

Marriage registration of BECKER Salomon & LOEFFLER ?, Lubiewo near
Tuchola (German).
I suspect this is a late registration.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49184

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,

Tamar Amit
ISRAEL
JewishGen ID #: 14962
Researching: BECKER, BERNSTEIN, COHN/KOHN, LEVY (all variants)


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation from German & Polish request for BECKER & COHN documents, Tuchola area (Prussia) #poland

Tamar Amit <ta.genealogy@...>
 

Dear siggers,

Four more registrations were uploaded to Viewmate >from my newly
enhanced BECKER branch .

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.
I think I made outs some of the names but could not understand
relationships or status.

Death registration of BECKER Johanna, Tuchola (Polish).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49171

Death registration of BECKER or COHN Johanna, Tuchola (Polish).
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49172

Death registration of COHN David, Tuchola (Polish)
It was reported by who I presume is my gt-grandmother, Roza BECKER nee
LEVY so there is probably a connection.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49173

Marriage registration of BECKER Salomon & LOEFFLER ?, Lubiewo near
Tuchola (German).
I suspect this is a late registration.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49184

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,

Tamar Amit
ISRAEL
JewishGen ID #: 14962
Researching: BECKER, BERNSTEIN, COHN/KOHN, LEVY (all variants)


Rzeszow Vital Record Scans Now Online #poland

esjoachim@...
 

Scans of some Rzeszow Births, Marriage and Deaths records are
now available online through the Polish State Archives.

The url is
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/59/533/0/?q=XARCHro:59+XTYPEro:zesp&;order
=syg_order&rpp=100&wynik=9&rpp=100&page=1#tabJednostki.

Linking of the scans to the entries in the online database will
be forthcoming.

Eden Joachim
Rzeszow Town Leader


JRI Poland #Poland Rzeszow Vital Record Scans Now Online #poland

esjoachim@...
 

Scans of some Rzeszow Births, Marriage and Deaths records are
now available online through the Polish State Archives.

The url is
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/59/533/0/?q=XARCHro:59+XTYPEro:zesp&;order
=syg_order&rpp=100&wynik=9&rpp=100&page=1#tabJednostki.

Linking of the scans to the entries in the online database will
be forthcoming.

Eden Joachim
Rzeszow Town Leader


Nadvirna #galicia

Susan Berkson <berksons@...>
 

Thank you to all the Galizianers who helped me I.D. my g-grandfather's
newly-found place of birth.

Susan Berkson
Jerusalem


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Nadvirna #galicia

Susan Berkson <berksons@...>
 

Thank you to all the Galizianers who helped me I.D. my g-grandfather's
newly-found place of birth.

Susan Berkson
Jerusalem


Re: Nadorna --> Nadvirna? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Susan Berkson wrote:

Is Nadorna likely to be Nadvirna? We knew my g-grandfather, Benjamin
Goldstein, came to the US >from Solatvina, but his newly-found
naturalization papers say he was born in Nadorna. So now trying to I.D.
his place of birth. Your help is much appreciated.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Susan,

"Nadorna" appears to be a misspelled Polish name of town Nadworna,
currently known as Nadvirna, which BTW is located relatively short distance
from Solotvyn (Polish: Solotwina).
Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Nadorna --> Nadvirna? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Susan Berkson wrote:

Is Nadorna likely to be Nadvirna? We knew my g-grandfather, Benjamin
Goldstein, came to the US >from Solatvina, but his newly-found
naturalization papers say he was born in Nadorna. So now trying to I.D.
his place of birth. Your help is much appreciated.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Susan,

"Nadorna" appears to be a misspelled Polish name of town Nadworna,
currently known as Nadvirna, which BTW is located relatively short distance
from Solotvyn (Polish: Solotwina).
Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


about data and its acquisition by Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

It is always such a relief to me when I ask for donations and volunteers
to get such an outpouring of responses. I also get a lot of questions.
Rather than continue to answer them all individually, I thought it would
help if I explained things to everyone.

1. Ukraine SIG in general does not hire researchers to go into archives
to get data. There may be rare exceptions and those are only when it is
very clear exactly how much data is there and what the cost of acquiring
it will be.

2. Most of the documents we acquire come >from the CAHJP. Their
researchers develop very close relationships with the archivists at
individual archives throughout Ukraine (elsewhere too but we are only
discussing Ukraine here). They make arrangements to acquire for us all
the documents that are held at that archive for a specific area. These
documents are not digitized and the archivist at which ever archive has
to arrange to do that. Only their own personnel can do it. It takes a
significant amount of time for that to happen since it is not done by a
staff person whose time is dedicated to that. Once the documents have
been acquired and processed by CAHJP we make arrangements to pay for
them and receive them. We are charged only what the CAHJP pays for the
documents - between 20 and 30 cents per image. Significantly less than
what the archives charges to get copies of them. We cannot circulate
the documents. The digital copies are stored in several places and the
only people who receive them are translators who generally only receive
10-20 pages at a time.

3. Although most of the documents we get are in Russian, it is very
difficult to read most of them, even for native speakers. Translators
who can read and understand the terminology used also need to be adept
at using an excel spreadsheet which typically has about 20 columns (many
of the spreadsheets have twice that number) and following complex
instructions for filling out the cells and transcribing the Russian (or
Polish or Hebrew). Anyone who volunteers to translate or offers their
paid services is carefully screened. We generally do not hire
professional guides and researchers. As I said earlier, the documents
cannot be shared. But we are also not in the business of providing
JewishGen documents to professionals to use for their clients.

4. Once the documents are acquired, people who are interested in having
them translated need to either find volunteers or organize one of the
JewishGen fund raising projects (see the various projects under the
"donate" tab on the website). When sufficient funds have been raised to
have the documents translated a translator is hired. After the documents
are translated, they go through several proofreading steps before being
prepared for submission to JewishGen for inclusion in the Ukraine
databases. Before they are added to the databases, they go through
additional proofreading and formatting steps. I do the final
proofreading and preparing the spreadsheets for submission.

I must ask for your indulgence now. Please, >from now until August 12
(when the IAJGS conference ends) do not email me with questions about
what I just wrote. :-)

Janette


Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine about data and its acquisition by Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

It is always such a relief to me when I ask for donations and volunteers
to get such an outpouring of responses. I also get a lot of questions.
Rather than continue to answer them all individually, I thought it would
help if I explained things to everyone.

1. Ukraine SIG in general does not hire researchers to go into archives
to get data. There may be rare exceptions and those are only when it is
very clear exactly how much data is there and what the cost of acquiring
it will be.

2. Most of the documents we acquire come >from the CAHJP. Their
researchers develop very close relationships with the archivists at
individual archives throughout Ukraine (elsewhere too but we are only
discussing Ukraine here). They make arrangements to acquire for us all
the documents that are held at that archive for a specific area. These
documents are not digitized and the archivist at which ever archive has
to arrange to do that. Only their own personnel can do it. It takes a
significant amount of time for that to happen since it is not done by a
staff person whose time is dedicated to that. Once the documents have
been acquired and processed by CAHJP we make arrangements to pay for
them and receive them. We are charged only what the CAHJP pays for the
documents - between 20 and 30 cents per image. Significantly less than
what the archives charges to get copies of them. We cannot circulate
the documents. The digital copies are stored in several places and the
only people who receive them are translators who generally only receive
10-20 pages at a time.

3. Although most of the documents we get are in Russian, it is very
difficult to read most of them, even for native speakers. Translators
who can read and understand the terminology used also need to be adept
at using an excel spreadsheet which typically has about 20 columns (many
of the spreadsheets have twice that number) and following complex
instructions for filling out the cells and transcribing the Russian (or
Polish or Hebrew). Anyone who volunteers to translate or offers their
paid services is carefully screened. We generally do not hire
professional guides and researchers. As I said earlier, the documents
cannot be shared. But we are also not in the business of providing
JewishGen documents to professionals to use for their clients.

4. Once the documents are acquired, people who are interested in having
them translated need to either find volunteers or organize one of the
JewishGen fund raising projects (see the various projects under the
"donate" tab on the website). When sufficient funds have been raised to
have the documents translated a translator is hired. After the documents
are translated, they go through several proofreading steps before being
prepared for submission to JewishGen for inclusion in the Ukraine
databases. Before they are added to the databases, they go through
additional proofreading and formatting steps. I do the final
proofreading and preparing the spreadsheets for submission.

I must ask for your indulgence now. Please, >from now until August 12
(when the IAJGS conference ends) do not email me with questions about
what I just wrote. :-)

Janette


Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition is coming to Vancouver #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

After successful runs in South Africa, Israel, the UK, Australia and Toronto,
Canada and San Diego, USA, the Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition
is coming to Vancouver to Beth Israel Synagogue >from July 10 - 25.

The opening reception is on July 10 >from 7 to 9 pm.

Save the date for South Africa's most popular and travelled exhibition.

For more details and updates, visit the Muizenberg KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/MOM.html

Enjoy!

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition is coming to Vancouver #southafrica

Eli Rabinowitz
 

After successful runs in South Africa, Israel, the UK, Australia and Toronto,
Canada and San Diego, USA, the Memories of Muizenberg Exhibition
is coming to Vancouver to Beth Israel Synagogue >from July 10 - 25.

The opening reception is on July 10 >from 7 to 9 pm.

Save the date for South Africa's most popular and travelled exhibition.

For more details and updates, visit the Muizenberg KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/muizenberg/MOM.html

Enjoy!

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me/litvak-portal/

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