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LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia LIVE! streaming and On Demand from the IAJGS Conference in Seattle #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

The leading presenters at this summer's conference of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies have agreed to make their
lectures available through LIVE! real-time video streaming service. The
36th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will take place at the
Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle >from August 7 to 12. LIVE! uses the
latest in video broadcast technology to stream lectures in real time to
the computers or mobile devices of those who have signed up. In
addition, LIVE! content is available on-demand for 90 days after the
conference, until November 11, 2016.

Conference presenters who are making their talks and slides available
through LIVE! include: Peter Lande of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Jeffrey Malka of Sephardic Gen, former conference chair Hal Bookbinder,
Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen, legal genealogist Judy Russell,
German-Jewish genealogical expert Roger Lustig, Miami-based genealogist
Genie Milgrom, Nancy Adelson of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Washington State, W. Todd Knowles of FamilySearch and Nolan Altman,
JewishGen's VP for data acquisition.

LIVE! is a way to be virtually present at sessions when you can't attend
the conference. You can kick back at home and feel like you are there.
And for conference attendees, it's a way to get to sessions you might
otherwise miss. After all, with over 250 sessions, how can you attend
them all?

The conference website, www.iajgs2016.org, has complete details on how
to register for all levels of the conference, including LIVE!

This summer's conference will feature a Jewish Film Festival put
together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights of the Seattle conference include the opening
night keynote address by Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of
Washington Sephardic Studies Program, and the banquet address by "legal
genealogist" Judy Russell, a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer.

For more information, contact us through the conference website
www.iajgs2016.org.

Conference Co-Chairs
Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein


Fold 3 Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For celebrating Independence Day, July 4th, Fold3, an Ancestry company is
making its 5 million revolutionary war records available for free through
July 15 11:59PM ET. One is required to register for a free Fold3 account,
with name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required.
To access the records go to: https://www.fold3.com/

Some of the records you may find of interest are:
Revolutionary War Pensions;
Revolutionary War Service Records;
Revolutionary War Rolls,
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

Once you have found your document, to download and or print click on the
"tools" in the upper right hand side to tight of the ?.

Accessing other than the featured collections will result in being requested
to subscribe.
The "Start a 7-day free trial" is NOT the free access.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the readers' information

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fold 3 Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For celebrating Independence Day, July 4th, Fold3, an Ancestry company is
making its 5 million revolutionary war records available for free through
July 15 11:59PM ET. One is required to register for a free Fold3 account,
with name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required.
To access the records go to: https://www.fold3.com/

Some of the records you may find of interest are:
Revolutionary War Pensions;
Revolutionary War Service Records;
Revolutionary War Rolls,
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

Once you have found your document, to download and or print click on the
"tools" in the upper right hand side to tight of the ?.

Accessing other than the featured collections will result in being requested
to subscribe.
The "Start a 7-day free trial" is NOT the free access.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the readers' information

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Searching Smolowicz / Smolevichi and MATUSEWICZ #general

Jack & Mariann
 

Hi,
I am looking for any information on the town of Smolowicz in Belarus. My
Grandfather built a flour mill there in the late 1800's to early 1900's. It
was built on a river to take advantage of the water power. The family I am
looking for is MATUSEWICZ. One part of the family had a large house and a
large family in Smolevichi. The other part of the family had a large truck
farm and employed young girls to work in the field in Smolevichi. Any
information would be very much appreciated.

Mariann Littell


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Smolowicz / Smolevichi and MATUSEWICZ #general

Jack & Mariann
 

Hi,
I am looking for any information on the town of Smolowicz in Belarus. My
Grandfather built a flour mill there in the late 1800's to early 1900's. It
was built on a river to take advantage of the water power. The family I am
looking for is MATUSEWICZ. One part of the family had a large house and a
large family in Smolevichi. The other part of the family had a large truck
farm and employed young girls to work in the field in Smolevichi. Any
information would be very much appreciated.

Mariann Littell


Skvira #ukraine

Helen Zobler <hzobler@...>
 

My grandmother, Sarah BRONSTEIN was >from the town of Skvira, Ukraine. Her parents were killed and she emigrated to the US with her Uncle Nisan Bronstein and his wife, Meryl.
I have not been successful in finding any records for Skvira. I am interested to learn what happened to her parents, and to locate any records of her birth, her parents, and so on going backwards.
My thanks,

Helen Zobler

Moderator's Note: Have you looked at the Ukraine SIG site

- http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id8

or Miriam Weiner's Roots to Routes Foundation

- http://www.rtrfoundation.org/results.php

for information on Skvira?


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Skvira #ukraine

Helen Zobler <hzobler@...>
 

My grandmother, Sarah BRONSTEIN was >from the town of Skvira, Ukraine. Her parents were killed and she emigrated to the US with her Uncle Nisan Bronstein and his wife, Meryl.
I have not been successful in finding any records for Skvira. I am interested to learn what happened to her parents, and to locate any records of her birth, her parents, and so on going backwards.
My thanks,

Helen Zobler

Moderator's Note: Have you looked at the Ukraine SIG site

- http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id8

or Miriam Weiner's Roots to Routes Foundation

- http://www.rtrfoundation.org/results.php

for information on Skvira?


Fold 3 Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For celebrating Independence Day, July 4th, Fold3, an Ancestry company is
making its 5 million revolutionary war records available for free through
July 15 11:59PM ET. One is required to register for a free Fold3 account,
with name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required.
To access the records go to: https://www.fold3.com/

Some of the records you may find of interest are:
Revolutionary War Pensions;
Revolutionary War Service Records;
Revolutionary War Rolls,
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

Once you have found your document, to download and or print click on the
"tools" in the upper right hand side to tight of the ?.

Accessing other than the featured collections will result in being requested
to subscribe.
The "Start a 7-day free trial" is NOT the free access.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the readers' information

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA Fold 3 Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through July 15 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For celebrating Independence Day, July 4th, Fold3, an Ancestry company is
making its 5 million revolutionary war records available for free through
July 15 11:59PM ET. One is required to register for a free Fold3 account,
with name, email address and password. No credit card information is
required.
To access the records go to: https://www.fold3.com/

Some of the records you may find of interest are:
Revolutionary War Pensions;
Revolutionary War Service Records;
Revolutionary War Rolls,
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

Once you have found your document, to download and or print click on the
"tools" in the upper right hand side to tight of the ?.

Accessing other than the featured collections will result in being requested
to subscribe.
The "Start a 7-day free trial" is NOT the free access.

I have no affiliation with Fold3 nor Ancestry and am posting this solely for
the readers' information

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Seeking STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF in Witzenhausen before 1778 #germany

Ko Sturkop <ko@...>
 

Hello everybody,
Many years ago, when I joined this party, I mentioned I would like to know
if someone among you ever encountered the names STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF
or STARKOPF.

The family STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF used to live a.o. in Witzenhausen before 1778.
It might be that one of you found this name during his/her research.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards, Ko Sturkop ko@sturkop.nl


German SIG #Germany Seeking STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF in Witzenhausen before 1778 #germany

Ko Sturkop <ko@...>
 

Hello everybody,
Many years ago, when I joined this party, I mentioned I would like to know
if someone among you ever encountered the names STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF
or STARKOPF.

The family STURKOPF / STUHRKOPF used to live a.o. in Witzenhausen before 1778.
It might be that one of you found this name during his/her research.

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards, Ko Sturkop ko@sturkop.nl


Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records? #hungary

tompa@...
 

If you want to read more detail about the deportation process from
Vienna to Budapest, at least as it happened in my family, I wrote some
of my father's family history a few years ago and posted it on a blog
I write. The deportation stories are at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/085-pressured.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/086-threats.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/087-nowhere.html

If you read these 3 posts in isolation, what you need to know to
follow them is that Apu and Anyu are the Hungarian names for Father
and Mother, and that their three sons are Hans, Peter, and Tibor.
Peter was my father.

If you want to read the whole family history >from 1919 to 1949, you
can find the links at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/archives/
The story starts on August 28, 2013.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching SCHUECK, FEIKS, RUZICKA, SCHREIBER, OESTREICHER, DUB,
BRODA in Bohemia; GOLDSCHMID, MARKUS in Hungary; FUCHS, WEISZ in
Slovakia

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Subject: Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records?
From: tompa@cs.washington.edu
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:41:13 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Many Hungarian Jews were deported to Hungary soon after Austria's
Anschluss by Germany in March 1938. This was the case for my father
and his brother and parents in 1938. Being Hungarian, it wasn't a
matter of choosing where to flee: they weren't given a choice of where
to be deported. In the case of my father and his brother, they were
arrested, escorted on a train to the Hungarian border at Sopron by
police, and told to cross the border and never return.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Moderator: Please contact Martin off-list to continue discussion unless info may
be of general interest.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records? #hungary

tompa@...
 

If you want to read more detail about the deportation process from
Vienna to Budapest, at least as it happened in my family, I wrote some
of my father's family history a few years ago and posted it on a blog
I write. The deportation stories are at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/085-pressured.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/086-threats.html
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/2013/12/087-nowhere.html

If you read these 3 posts in isolation, what you need to know to
follow them is that Apu and Anyu are the Hungarian names for Father
and Mother, and that their three sons are Hans, Peter, and Tibor.
Peter was my father.

If you want to read the whole family history >from 1919 to 1949, you
can find the links at
http://psellos.com/schnapsen/blog/archives/
The story starts on August 28, 2013.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Researching SCHUECK, FEIKS, RUZICKA, SCHREIBER, OESTREICHER, DUB,
BRODA in Bohemia; GOLDSCHMID, MARKUS in Hungary; FUCHS, WEISZ in
Slovakia

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Vienna to Budapest in 1938 - records?
From: tompa@cs.washington.edu
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:41:13 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Many Hungarian Jews were deported to Hungary soon after Austria's
Anschluss by Germany in March 1938. This was the case for my father
and his brother and parents in 1938. Being Hungarian, it wasn't a
matter of choosing where to flee: they weren't given a choice of where
to be deported. In the case of my father and his brother, they were
arrested, escorted on a train to the Hungarian border at Sopron by
police, and told to cross the border and never return.

Martin Tompa
Seattle, WA, USA
Moderator: Please contact Martin off-list to continue discussion unless info may
be of general interest.


Volunteers needed who know Yiddish and MS Word #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is looking for Yiddish speakers who are
mildly proficient with using MS WORD and have about 2 to 3 hours a
week to devote to a project that publishes translations of Memorial
Books (Blach Buchs) of destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

We need help with translating captions of images and placing them into
newly translated books using MS Word in preparation for publishing.

The original books were written in the 1950s-1970s mostly in Yiddish
and some in Hebrew. The Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project has already
published 46 books.

People fluent in Yiddish with a knowledge of MS Word would be very
helpful to the project to facilitate our ability to publish books more
quickly. All work on the project is done by volunteers.

Books are sold at very low prices to enable this unique literature that
captures the intimate history of the Shtetls to be available to as many
people as possible. The project is part of JewishGen.org, the primary
source of Jewish genealogical information and it not-for-Profit.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html for a listing of all our
currently available books.

If you can help in any way please contact me directly at
joel.alpert@uwalumni.com

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of JewishGen


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Volunteers needed who know Yiddish and MS Word #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is looking for Yiddish speakers who are
mildly proficient with using MS WORD and have about 2 to 3 hours a
week to devote to a project that publishes translations of Memorial
Books (Blach Buchs) of destroyed Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

We need help with translating captions of images and placing them into
newly translated books using MS Word in preparation for publishing.

The original books were written in the 1950s-1970s mostly in Yiddish
and some in Hebrew. The Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project has already
published 46 books.

People fluent in Yiddish with a knowledge of MS Word would be very
helpful to the project to facilitate our ability to publish books more
quickly. All work on the project is done by volunteers.

Books are sold at very low prices to enable this unique literature that
captures the intimate history of the Shtetls to be available to as many
people as possible. The project is part of JewishGen.org, the primary
source of Jewish genealogical information and it not-for-Profit.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html for a listing of all our
currently available books.

If you can help in any way please contact me directly at
joel.alpert@uwalumni.com

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of JewishGen


Latvian FLEISHMANs? #latvia

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hello fellow researchers.

So I have long known that my MENDELSOHN family is >from Latvia for
generations. But I have now turned my attention to the mystery of my
maternal great-grandmother Yetta/Etta FLEISHMAN CUSHMAN, whose family
only knew her to be "Russian."

Etta left no paper trail in the US that would hint at her origins: no
civil marriage, no naturalization. Her story was that after her whole
family was killed in a pogrom, she came to the US alone as a teenager.
She was born in about 1873.

I have found a "Jetty/Jette Fleishman" arriving in NY on the "State of
California" in October of 1891 by way of Hamburg and Glasgow. She is 18,
traveling alone, and >from "Libau." I believe this could possibly be
her.

But there are absolutely no records on the Usdin site of a Jetty
Fleishman being born in Liepaja anywhere >from 1870-1878. I asked the
Latvian archives to search, too, and they couldn't find her.

So my question is this: if, hypothetically, this is my
great-grandmother, where else might I check for other vital records that
would peg it as her? Is there another city nearby I should be looking
at? I do know her father's name and I have some hints as to her
mother's.
Any advice welcome.
Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvian FLEISHMANs? #latvia

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hello fellow researchers.

So I have long known that my MENDELSOHN family is >from Latvia for
generations. But I have now turned my attention to the mystery of my
maternal great-grandmother Yetta/Etta FLEISHMAN CUSHMAN, whose family
only knew her to be "Russian."

Etta left no paper trail in the US that would hint at her origins: no
civil marriage, no naturalization. Her story was that after her whole
family was killed in a pogrom, she came to the US alone as a teenager.
She was born in about 1873.

I have found a "Jetty/Jette Fleishman" arriving in NY on the "State of
California" in October of 1891 by way of Hamburg and Glasgow. She is 18,
traveling alone, and >from "Libau." I believe this could possibly be
her.

But there are absolutely no records on the Usdin site of a Jetty
Fleishman being born in Liepaja anywhere >from 1870-1878. I asked the
Latvian archives to search, too, and they couldn't find her.

So my question is this: if, hypothetically, this is my
great-grandmother, where else might I check for other vital records that
would peg it as her? Is there another city nearby I should be looking
at? I do know her father's name and I have some hints as to her
mother's.
Any advice welcome.
Thanks so much.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD


Re: How to interpret "% Jewish" in a DNA report? #dna

Janette Silverman
 

Sandra Jean Breemes wrote: I recently found out that on Ancestry I am 20%
Jewish and on 23andme I am 23% Jewish a fact that I didn't know. I am
wondering if by the amount you can tell how far back in my line this is? I
would love to know which side it is on but that is something I guess I
will never know.

One way to find out is to do the FtDNA mitochondrial test to see if the
Jewish connection is on your mother's side.

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
Lead Co-Chair 36th IAJGS Conference in Seattle Aug 7-12, 2016


DNA Research #DNA Re: How to interpret "% Jewish" in a DNA report? #dna

Janette Silverman
 

Sandra Jean Breemes wrote: I recently found out that on Ancestry I am 20%
Jewish and on 23andme I am 23% Jewish a fact that I didn't know. I am
wondering if by the amount you can tell how far back in my line this is? I
would love to know which side it is on but that is something I guess I
will never know.

One way to find out is to do the FtDNA mitochondrial test to see if the
Jewish connection is on your mother's side.

Janette Silverman
Ukraine SIG Coordinator
Lead Co-Chair 36th IAJGS Conference in Seattle Aug 7-12, 2016

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