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David Blass Hoffman #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

On behalf of the JGS of Montreal, I wish to
extend our very deepest sympathies to David's
family on his passing.

His very important presence and contributions
to LitvakSIG will always be remembered and
highly valued.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal
VP & Programming
merlebk18@gmail.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania David Blass Hoffman #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

On behalf of the JGS of Montreal, I wish to
extend our very deepest sympathies to David's
family on his passing.

His very important presence and contributions
to LitvakSIG will always be remembered and
highly valued.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal
VP & Programming
merlebk18@gmail.com


Sephardim in Lithuania and Latvia - article #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

An article of interest to Litvak researchers was published in SHEM TOV
newsletter of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto March 2016 can
be read. See "Sephardim in Lithuania and Latvia" by Kenneth Alan Brook
at http://www.khazaria.com/sephardim-baltics.html

Thank you Ann Rabinowitz for bringing this to our attention.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sephardim in Lithuania and Latvia - article #lithuania

Carol Hoffman
 

An article of interest to Litvak researchers was published in SHEM TOV
newsletter of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto March 2016 can
be read. See "Sephardim in Lithuania and Latvia" by Kenneth Alan Brook
at http://www.khazaria.com/sephardim-baltics.html

Thank you Ann Rabinowitz for bringing this to our attention.

Carol Hoffman
LitvakSIG President


David B. Hoffman z"l #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

It is with a very heavy heart that I let you know of the death of David B.
Hoffman on Tuesday, May 24 in Los Angeles, CA.

David was a co-founder, past president, past vice president and past
secretary of LitvakSIG. He also had been on the board of JGSLA and an editor
of their journal Roots-Key.

David and his wife Sonia founded the Jewish Family History Foundation which
acquired and translated the 18th century poll tax lists for the Grand Duchy
of Lithuania.

Professionally, David had been a clinical psychologist.

Graveside services will be Sunday, May 29 at 3 P.M. at the Mt. Sinai
Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, California.

Our sincere condolences go to his wife Sonia and his large family around the
world. May his memory be a blessing.

Eden Joachim
Past President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania David B. Hoffman z"l #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

It is with a very heavy heart that I let you know of the death of David B.
Hoffman on Tuesday, May 24 in Los Angeles, CA.

David was a co-founder, past president, past vice president and past
secretary of LitvakSIG. He also had been on the board of JGSLA and an editor
of their journal Roots-Key.

David and his wife Sonia founded the Jewish Family History Foundation which
acquired and translated the 18th century poll tax lists for the Grand Duchy
of Lithuania.

Professionally, David had been a clinical psychologist.

Graveside services will be Sunday, May 29 at 3 P.M. at the Mt. Sinai
Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, California.

Our sincere condolences go to his wife Sonia and his large family around the
world. May his memory be a blessing.

Eden Joachim
Past President


IAJGS Conference and beyond! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear Fellow FrenchSIGgers,

As you may noted plans for the 2026 IAJGS Conference in Seattle are well
underway.

There will be FrenchSIG table at Share Fair on Sunday afternoon, August
6, where we hope that many of you will stop by to say hello, or ask
questions! Then on Tuesday morn >from 10:30-11:45
am there is a meeting of the FrenchSIG scheduled. We hope to bring up
the matter of possible SIG projects there, and show an example of just
one such currently in the works, plus discuss the future of the SIG.

However, we are still waiting to hear >from those among you who are
planning to attend! Please do let either Pierre <pierre1928@gmail.com>
or me <rdleeson@comcast.net> know of your plans or intentions ASAP, so
we can plan further! For example:

1 ) I very much need a volunteer or two to be at the SIG table at the
Share Fair with me.

2 ) Even more crucial to the continuance of the FrenchSIG is the
willingness of a couple among you who would be willing to step up to
learn the ropes, and to take over >from Pierre and me as the
Coordinators of the SIG!

We have been coordinating this SIG for nearly 18 years, I believe. We
are now both reaching an age (let's just say - of well over 80!) where
we very much wish to retire. It takes time to learn all there is to
know about running a SIG, working within the JewishGen rules and
guidelines, and also getting to know and work with our French "cousins"
in the Cercle de Genealogie Juive
in Paris. We are willing to stay on to train anyone interested until
they become comfortable, and that can take some time. There are
currently 892 members subscribed to the FrenchSIG. Surely there must be
a few among you who would be willing to step up and keep this SIG going!

Otherwise, the only alternatives are to become an inactive SIG, or cease
to be altogether. We hope that some of you may find that sad! So,
please do let us hear >from you, share any thoughts you may have . And
let us keep the the FrenchSIG rolling on!

Your Co-Coordinators,
Pierre Hahn
Rosanne Leeson


French SIG #France IAJGS Conference and beyond! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

Dear Fellow FrenchSIGgers,

As you may noted plans for the 2026 IAJGS Conference in Seattle are well
underway.

There will be FrenchSIG table at Share Fair on Sunday afternoon, August
6, where we hope that many of you will stop by to say hello, or ask
questions! Then on Tuesday morn >from 10:30-11:45
am there is a meeting of the FrenchSIG scheduled. We hope to bring up
the matter of possible SIG projects there, and show an example of just
one such currently in the works, plus discuss the future of the SIG.

However, we are still waiting to hear >from those among you who are
planning to attend! Please do let either Pierre <pierre1928@gmail.com>
or me <rdleeson@comcast.net> know of your plans or intentions ASAP, so
we can plan further! For example:

1 ) I very much need a volunteer or two to be at the SIG table at the
Share Fair with me.

2 ) Even more crucial to the continuance of the FrenchSIG is the
willingness of a couple among you who would be willing to step up to
learn the ropes, and to take over >from Pierre and me as the
Coordinators of the SIG!

We have been coordinating this SIG for nearly 18 years, I believe. We
are now both reaching an age (let's just say - of well over 80!) where
we very much wish to retire. It takes time to learn all there is to
know about running a SIG, working within the JewishGen rules and
guidelines, and also getting to know and work with our French "cousins"
in the Cercle de Genealogie Juive
in Paris. We are willing to stay on to train anyone interested until
they become comfortable, and that can take some time. There are
currently 892 members subscribed to the FrenchSIG. Surely there must be
a few among you who would be willing to step up and keep this SIG going!

Otherwise, the only alternatives are to become an inactive SIG, or cease
to be altogether. We hope that some of you may find that sad! So,
please do let us hear >from you, share any thoughts you may have . And
let us keep the the FrenchSIG rolling on!

Your Co-Coordinators,
Pierre Hahn
Rosanne Leeson


The Conference Hotel is Almost Fully Booked #poland

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

The Seattle Sheraton Hotel has booked all of the available rooms for the
Conference and has only a handful of deluxe rooms left. They are pricing
the deluxe rooms at $239 for Conference attendees. These rooms are
available at other times for $379 per night. Once these rooms are booked,
there will be no more room at the Conference Hotel.

We have made arrangements with the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, about 4 blocks from
the Sheraton, for a limited number of rooms at $289 per night. Given that
the Conference coincides with the height of the tourism season, and there
are no other major hotels downtown with rooms available, this was the best
we could do. The Hyatt will give that rate to Conference attendees who use
the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home.
The website is being updated to reflect that information.

As you can tell, Seattle is the place to be, August 7-12. Make your plans
to attend the Conference and reserve your space if you have not already done
so. And if you have not reserved your meals or banquet tickets, you should
do so soon before they sell out. Most of our computer labs have been
waitlisted, and we are arranging to add additional labs. We will not be
able to do that with the meals.

See you in Seattle!

Chuck Weinstein
Co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7-12, 2016, Seattle WA
chuck@iajgs2016.org
www.iajgs2016.org
Like our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts


JRI Poland #Poland The Conference Hotel is Almost Fully Booked #poland

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

The Seattle Sheraton Hotel has booked all of the available rooms for the
Conference and has only a handful of deluxe rooms left. They are pricing
the deluxe rooms at $239 for Conference attendees. These rooms are
available at other times for $379 per night. Once these rooms are booked,
there will be no more room at the Conference Hotel.

We have made arrangements with the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, about 4 blocks from
the Sheraton, for a limited number of rooms at $289 per night. Given that
the Conference coincides with the height of the tourism season, and there
are no other major hotels downtown with rooms available, this was the best
we could do. The Hyatt will give that rate to Conference attendees who use
the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home.
The website is being updated to reflect that information.

As you can tell, Seattle is the place to be, August 7-12. Make your plans
to attend the Conference and reserve your space if you have not already done
so. And if you have not reserved your meals or banquet tickets, you should
do so soon before they sell out. Most of our computer labs have been
waitlisted, and we are arranging to add additional labs. We will not be
able to do that with the meals.

See you in Seattle!

Chuck Weinstein
Co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7-12, 2016, Seattle WA
chuck@iajgs2016.org
www.iajgs2016.org
Like our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts


ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Mike Paneth <mike.paneth@...>
 

I've posted records in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46762

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46763

I don't know any details of these documents, so if possible can
I please get a translation of the document as well as the relevant
familial details.

Thank you very much.

Mike Paneth
Melbourne Australia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish #poland

Mike Paneth <mike.paneth@...>
 

I've posted records in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46762

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46763

I don't know any details of these documents, so if possible can
I please get a translation of the document as well as the relevant
familial details.

Thank you very much.

Mike Paneth
Melbourne Australia

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


The Conference Hotel is Almost Fully Booked #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

The Seattle Sheraton Hotel has booked all of the available rooms for the
Conference and has only a handful of deluxe rooms left. They are pricing
the deluxe rooms at $239 for Conference attendees. These rooms are
available at other times for $379 per night. Once these rooms are booked,
there will be no more room at the Conference Hotel.

We have made arrangements with the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, about 4 blocks from
the Sheraton, for a limited number of rooms at $289 per night. Given that
the Conference coincides with the height of the tourism season, and there
are no other major hotels downtown with rooms available, this was the best
we could do. The Hyatt will give that rate to Conference attendees who use
the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home.
The website is being updated to reflect that information.

As you can tell, Seattle is the place to be, August 7-12. Make your plans
to attend the Conference and reserve your space if you have not already done
so. And if you have not reserved your meals or banquet tickets, you should
do so soon before they sell out. Most of our computer labs have been
waitlisted, and we are arranging to add additional labs. We will not be
able to do that with the meals.

See you in Seattle!

Chuck Weinstein
Co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7-12, 2016, Seattle WA
chuck@iajgs2016.org
www.iajgs2016.org
Like our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Conference Hotel is Almost Fully Booked #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

The Seattle Sheraton Hotel has booked all of the available rooms for the
Conference and has only a handful of deluxe rooms left. They are pricing
the deluxe rooms at $239 for Conference attendees. These rooms are
available at other times for $379 per night. Once these rooms are booked,
there will be no more room at the Conference Hotel.

We have made arrangements with the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, about 4 blocks from
the Sheraton, for a limited number of rooms at $289 per night. Given that
the Conference coincides with the height of the tourism season, and there
are no other major hotels downtown with rooms available, this was the best
we could do. The Hyatt will give that rate to Conference attendees who use
the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home.
The website is being updated to reflect that information.

As you can tell, Seattle is the place to be, August 7-12. Make your plans
to attend the Conference and reserve your space if you have not already done
so. And if you have not reserved your meals or banquet tickets, you should
do so soon before they sell out. Most of our computer labs have been
waitlisted, and we are arranging to add additional labs. We will not be
able to do that with the meals.

See you in Seattle!

Chuck Weinstein
Co-chair
36th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
August 7-12, 2016, Seattle WA
chuck@iajgs2016.org
www.iajgs2016.org
Like our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/IAJGSConference?fref=ts


ViewMate translation request - Romanian #romania

Florence Broder Tuizer <fbroder716@...>
 

Hi All,

I've posted my grandparents' marriage certificate (Entry 367: Chaim &
Fani BRODER) in Romanian for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate #46759:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46759

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Florence


Romania SIG #Romania ViewMate translation request - Romanian #romania

Florence Broder Tuizer <fbroder716@...>
 

Hi All,

I've posted my grandparents' marriage certificate (Entry 367: Chaim &
Fani BRODER) in Romanian for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate #46759:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46759

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Florence


Re: Different birthdates #general

Marion Werle
 

I would recommend reading Christine Rose's book, Genealogical Proof
Standard: Building a Solid Case/ 4th ed. San Jose: CR Publications,
2014. It is a very readable book on the Genealogical Proof Standard
and evidence evaluation, two methodology topics that are critical to
evaluating genealogical records with conflicting data. Records can be
primary, derivative and authored; the information on them can be
primary, secondary and unknown; and evidence can be direct, indirect
and negative.

In your case, we don't know who provided the age information on the
census records (not to mention that the informant may not have known or
people sometimes lie). I've also seen mistakes on draft registration
records that conflict with date on the birth record. Since the birth
record is the official record provided at the time of the event (the
birth) by people who witnessed (or were present at the time of) the
event, I'd take that as more reliable than a census record or draft
record. Since you aren't cognizant at your own birth, you only know
your birth date because someone told you or because you saw your
birth certificate. Birthdays weren't a big deal to our ancestors and
it's not uncommon for them to supply different birthdates than show
on their actual birth record, which they may never have seen.

Marion Werle
Los Angeles
<werleme@gmail.com>


Re: Vital Records-of Bucharest #romania

LucR <luc.radu@...>
 

As far as I know, none of the "public" vital records (i.e. older than
100 years) have been digitized by either LDS or on behalf of JewishGen.
Romanian census data original files have - as a rule - not been preserved
(only the statistics). Cemetery records are the property of the Jewish
community and upon visiting (or inquiring) they may identify a person
buried in one of the three very large cemeteries. JewishGen has some
relevant records (1942 Census of Males, Claims Conference requests, etc).

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Different birthdates #general

Marion Werle
 

I would recommend reading Christine Rose's book, Genealogical Proof
Standard: Building a Solid Case/ 4th ed. San Jose: CR Publications,
2014. It is a very readable book on the Genealogical Proof Standard
and evidence evaluation, two methodology topics that are critical to
evaluating genealogical records with conflicting data. Records can be
primary, derivative and authored; the information on them can be
primary, secondary and unknown; and evidence can be direct, indirect
and negative.

In your case, we don't know who provided the age information on the
census records (not to mention that the informant may not have known or
people sometimes lie). I've also seen mistakes on draft registration
records that conflict with date on the birth record. Since the birth
record is the official record provided at the time of the event (the
birth) by people who witnessed (or were present at the time of) the
event, I'd take that as more reliable than a census record or draft
record. Since you aren't cognizant at your own birth, you only know
your birth date because someone told you or because you saw your
birth certificate. Birthdays weren't a big deal to our ancestors and
it's not uncommon for them to supply different birthdates than show
on their actual birth record, which they may never have seen.

Marion Werle
Los Angeles
<werleme@gmail.com>


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Vital Records-of Bucharest #romania

LucR <luc.radu@...>
 

As far as I know, none of the "public" vital records (i.e. older than
100 years) have been digitized by either LDS or on behalf of JewishGen.
Romanian census data original files have - as a rule - not been preserved
(only the statistics). Cemetery records are the property of the Jewish
community and upon visiting (or inquiring) they may identify a person
buried in one of the three very large cemeteries. JewishGen has some
relevant records (1942 Census of Males, Claims Conference requests, etc).

Luc Radu
Great Neck, NY

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