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IAJGS 2015 Conference Update #unitedkingdom

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PRE-REGISTER NOW at www.iajgs2015.org <http://www.iajgs2015.org/> for the
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem from
July 6-10, 2015, a conference where exceptional genealogical opportunities
abound.

Register now at the early registration rate and to be eligible for our
March 15 drawing.

Congratulations to the winners of the February 15th drawing: Keith Zerdin
won 2 nights' accommodation at the Ramada Hotel during the conference;
Miriam Pollak won an SIG Luncheon, and Julie Scott a free ticket to the
closing banquet.

Register by March 15, and be eligible for our next drawing. Prizes include
hotel accommodations, free registration to "Exploration Sunday,"
MyHeritage.com subscriptions, Ancestry.com subscriptions, touring, expert
assistance to locate your Israeli family, and more. Drawings are open only
to those registered for the Conference. The earlier you register, the
greater your chances to win! Prizes will be added on an ongoing basis.

Enhanced cancellation/refund - Ortra, our conference organizer is offering
"no questions asked" cancellation/refund covering both hotel and total
registration refunds, valid up to almost the eve of the conference (see
details at www.iajgs2015.org under the registration tab - FAQ).

ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE "EXPLORATION SUNDAY" preceding the official
Conference opening on Monday. The program includes:

*Hands-on visits to the rare, treasure-trove archives of Yad VaShem, The
Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People and the National
Library of Israel, the Central Zionist Archives and the Old Yishuv Court
Museum in Jerusalem's Old City.

*Specially arranged one-day tours to include such highlights as The
Ghetto Fighter's House Museum and the Illegal Immigrants Detention Camp in
Atlit, Caesaria, Zichron Ya'akov and Ein Hod, Palmach Museum and Tel Aviv
walking tour, Weizmann Institute, Rishon Le-Zion Aliyah Museum, Museum of
Babylonian Jewry, Eretz Israel Museum and Jaffa, the Old City of
Jerusalem, the New City of Jerusalem, and Latrun and Mini-Israel.

*Enjoy great adventures in Dig for a Day, an Archaeological Seminars dig
at Tel Maresha, the ancestral home of King Herod.

*And for more relaxation combine history and recreation at Massada and
the Dead Sea.

FULL DETAILS ON THE EXCITING OPTIONS FOR "EXPLORATION SUNDAY" WILL BE
POSTED SOON AT www.iajgs2015.org under the Program tab.

Sign up for our ongoing Conference discussion group, where announcements
and special offers are being posted. Also, follow us on Facebook and
Twitter. Just click on the links at www.iajgs2015.org under the FAQ tab to
sign up and stay informed.

See you in Jerusalem in July for the momentous and exciting 35th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@...
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Jewish Gen Education offers 2015 Free Value-Added Class March 20-April 3 #unitedkingdom

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Free Value-Added Course open for enrollment Basic 2 "JewishGen - The
Essential Jewish Resource" March 20 - April 3. Value Added courses
are free to those who contributed $100 within the year to the General
Fund. There is a charge of $18 for this 2 week class to those not
eligible for Value Added.

This Basic 2 course is a series of exercises that will take you on a
guided tour of the paths and byways that make up JewishGen's massive
website. You will visit the links that connect the composite databases,
projects, SIGs and open up the wonders of JewishGen.

The course does not require you to have started your genealogy projects.
It is for those who wish to grasp the intricacies of the JewishGen
website. You do not need the original surname or the name of your
immigrant town.

All JG classes are open 24/7 to accommodate members who live around the
world. Enrollment is now open. Registration is limited and will close
once the class is fully enrolled.

http://www.jewishgen.org/education
"Click here" in the "enroll" column.

Please address questions to
jewishgen-education@...

Nancy Holden

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom IAJGS 2015 Conference Update #unitedkingdom

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PRE-REGISTER NOW at www.iajgs2015.org <http://www.iajgs2015.org/> for the
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem from
July 6-10, 2015, a conference where exceptional genealogical opportunities
abound.

Register now at the early registration rate and to be eligible for our
March 15 drawing.

Congratulations to the winners of the February 15th drawing: Keith Zerdin
won 2 nights' accommodation at the Ramada Hotel during the conference;
Miriam Pollak won an SIG Luncheon, and Julie Scott a free ticket to the
closing banquet.

Register by March 15, and be eligible for our next drawing. Prizes include
hotel accommodations, free registration to "Exploration Sunday,"
MyHeritage.com subscriptions, Ancestry.com subscriptions, touring, expert
assistance to locate your Israeli family, and more. Drawings are open only
to those registered for the Conference. The earlier you register, the
greater your chances to win! Prizes will be added on an ongoing basis.

Enhanced cancellation/refund - Ortra, our conference organizer is offering
"no questions asked" cancellation/refund covering both hotel and total
registration refunds, valid up to almost the eve of the conference (see
details at www.iajgs2015.org under the registration tab - FAQ).

ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE "EXPLORATION SUNDAY" preceding the official
Conference opening on Monday. The program includes:

*Hands-on visits to the rare, treasure-trove archives of Yad VaShem, The
Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People and the National
Library of Israel, the Central Zionist Archives and the Old Yishuv Court
Museum in Jerusalem's Old City.

*Specially arranged one-day tours to include such highlights as The
Ghetto Fighter's House Museum and the Illegal Immigrants Detention Camp in
Atlit, Caesaria, Zichron Ya'akov and Ein Hod, Palmach Museum and Tel Aviv
walking tour, Weizmann Institute, Rishon Le-Zion Aliyah Museum, Museum of
Babylonian Jewry, Eretz Israel Museum and Jaffa, the Old City of
Jerusalem, the New City of Jerusalem, and Latrun and Mini-Israel.

*Enjoy great adventures in Dig for a Day, an Archaeological Seminars dig
at Tel Maresha, the ancestral home of King Herod.

*And for more relaxation combine history and recreation at Massada and
the Dead Sea.

FULL DETAILS ON THE EXCITING OPTIONS FOR "EXPLORATION SUNDAY" WILL BE
POSTED SOON AT www.iajgs2015.org under the Program tab.

Sign up for our ongoing Conference discussion group, where announcements
and special offers are being posted. Also, follow us on Facebook and
Twitter. Just click on the links at www.iajgs2015.org under the FAQ tab to
sign up and stay informed.

See you in Jerusalem in July for the momentous and exciting 35th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy!

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@...
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Jewish Gen Education offers 2015 Free Value-Added Class March 20-April 3 #unitedkingdom

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Free Value-Added Course open for enrollment Basic 2 "JewishGen - The
Essential Jewish Resource" March 20 - April 3. Value Added courses
are free to those who contributed $100 within the year to the General
Fund. There is a charge of $18 for this 2 week class to those not
eligible for Value Added.

This Basic 2 course is a series of exercises that will take you on a
guided tour of the paths and byways that make up JewishGen's massive
website. You will visit the links that connect the composite databases,
projects, SIGs and open up the wonders of JewishGen.

The course does not require you to have started your genealogy projects.
It is for those who wish to grasp the intricacies of the JewishGen
website. You do not need the original surname or the name of your
immigrant town.

All JG classes are open 24/7 to accommodate members who live around the
world. Enrollment is now open. Registration is limited and will close
once the class is fully enrolled.

http://www.jewishgen.org/education
"Click here" in the "enroll" column.

Please address questions to
jewishgen-education@...

Nancy Holden

Yizkor Book Project, February 2015 #unitedkingdom

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Shalom,

Time and tide wait for no man and certainly not the Yizkor Book Project.
Although we seemed to have quickly run out of the days of February, quite
a deal was achieved within the YB Project during February 2015.

In particular, we received quite a number of translations >from volunteer
translators who dedicate their knowledge and time in helping to move our
project forward. Translation, however, is not only the aspect of our project
in which volunteers play a major role and the Yizkor Book Project is
definitely volunteer orientated. Volunteers lend their support in editing,
coordinating projects, typing up text, transliterating necrologies,
transcribing text into Excel files, scanning books, scanning photos and the
list goes on. Volunteers are also those who make the Yizkor Book in Print
Project happen and who take part in the many facets involved in preparing
the completed translations in formats appropriate for publishing. All these
volunteers do outstanding work and we are truly indebted to the remarkable
resources their continuing efforts provide within the Yizkor Book Project.
So if I have raised your interest and you would like to be involved in one
of the fields I have noted, I would be certainly glad to hear >from you.

Now to facts and figures for February.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Baia Mare, Romania (A monument to the Jews of Nagybanya, Nagysomkut,
Felsobanya, Kapolnok Monostor and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Baia_Mare/Baia_Mare.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsah.html [Hebrew]

- Kosice, Slovakia (The Story of the Jewish community of Kosice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosice/Kosice.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine
(Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyyh.html

Added in one entry:

- Ustilug, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00032.html

We have continued to update 22 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/belki/belki.html

- Bender, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hrodno (Grodno), Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krosno/Krosno.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Nowy Zmigrod, Poland (Halbow near Nowy Zmigrod)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_zmigrod1/nowy_zmigrod1.html

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Satoraljaujhely/Satoraljaujhely.html

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

- Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland (The Yischor book in memoriam of the Jewish
community of Skarzysko and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Skarzysko/Skarzysko.html

- Slonim, Belarus (Memorial Book of Slonim)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slonim/Slonim.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Ustilug, Ukraine (The growth and destruction of the community of Uscilug)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ustilug/Ustilug.html

- Zwolen, Poland (Zwolen Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zwolen/Zwolen.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Yizkor Book Project, February 2015 #unitedkingdom

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Shalom,

Time and tide wait for no man and certainly not the Yizkor Book Project.
Although we seemed to have quickly run out of the days of February, quite
a deal was achieved within the YB Project during February 2015.

In particular, we received quite a number of translations >from volunteer
translators who dedicate their knowledge and time in helping to move our
project forward. Translation, however, is not only the aspect of our project
in which volunteers play a major role and the Yizkor Book Project is
definitely volunteer orientated. Volunteers lend their support in editing,
coordinating projects, typing up text, transliterating necrologies,
transcribing text into Excel files, scanning books, scanning photos and the
list goes on. Volunteers are also those who make the Yizkor Book in Print
Project happen and who take part in the many facets involved in preparing
the completed translations in formats appropriate for publishing. All these
volunteers do outstanding work and we are truly indebted to the remarkable
resources their continuing efforts provide within the Yizkor Book Project.
So if I have raised your interest and you would like to be involved in one
of the fields I have noted, I would be certainly glad to hear >from you.

Now to facts and figures for February.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Baia Mare, Romania (A monument to the Jews of Nagybanya, Nagysomkut,
Felsobanya, Kapolnok Monostor and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Baia_Mare/Baia_Mare.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsa.html

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsah.html [Hebrew]

- Kosice, Slovakia (The Story of the Jewish community of Kosice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosice/Kosice.html

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine
(Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyyh.html

Added in one entry:

- Ustilug, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00032.html

We have continued to update 22 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/belki/belki.html

- Bender, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Hrodno (Grodno), Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grodno/grodno.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krosno/Krosno.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Nowy Zmigrod, Poland (Halbow near Nowy Zmigrod)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_zmigrod1/nowy_zmigrod1.html

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Satoraljaujhely/Satoraljaujhely.html

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

- Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland (The Yischor book in memoriam of the Jewish
community of Skarzysko and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Skarzysko/Skarzysko.html

- Slonim, Belarus (Memorial Book of Slonim)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slonim/Slonim.html

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suceava/Suceava.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Ustilug, Ukraine (The growth and destruction of the community of Uscilug)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ustilug/Ustilug.html

- Zwolen, Poland (Zwolen Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zwolen/Zwolen.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

At the risk of being accused of sending out too many reminders - here is another #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

RSVPs

As we have to be more vigilant than ever, please let either Gina (or me)
know if you wish to attend next
week's EESIG. I/we need to know by Thursday.
.
Thank you,

Raymond

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom At the risk of being accused of sending out too many reminders - here is another #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

RSVPs

As we have to be more vigilant than ever, please let either Gina (or me)
know if you wish to attend next
week's EESIG. I/we need to know by Thursday.
.
Thank you,

Raymond

Chilterns & Home Counties Group reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

10 March at 19:30

Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue in London, United Kingdom

Dave Annal, Lifelines Research will speak on "Brick Walls and Lost
Ancestors: Problem Solving for Family Historians.

Please RSVP to Stan Rose at stan@...

MEMBERS' SOCIAL MEETING reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

SUNDAY, 22nd MARCH 2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. at the West London Synagogue=
,=20
33 Seymour Place London W1 - in the Council Room on the 1st floor.

We are pleased to welcome the author, Chris Pyke who will present :

PYKE - THE ABYSINNIN GOLD KING & BEYOND " A talk sketching the history of=
=20
Chris Pyke=E2=80=99s family tree.

Come along to meet and socialise with your fellow members and meet the=20
Chairman, Council and SIG convenors.

Tea, coffee, biscuits, wine and nibbles.

RSVP ginagem@... by Thursday19th March please. =20

We look forward to seeing as many of our members as possible.=20
ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED.

Come and join us.=20

Thank you.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE. =20

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Chilterns & Home Counties Group reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

10 March at 19:30

Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue in London, United Kingdom

Dave Annal, Lifelines Research will speak on "Brick Walls and Lost
Ancestors: Problem Solving for Family Historians.

Please RSVP to Stan Rose at stan@...

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom MEMBERS' SOCIAL MEETING reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

SUNDAY, 22nd MARCH 2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. at the West London Synagogue=
,=20
33 Seymour Place London W1 - in the Council Room on the 1st floor.

We are pleased to welcome the author, Chris Pyke who will present :

PYKE - THE ABYSINNIN GOLD KING & BEYOND " A talk sketching the history of=
=20
Chris Pyke=E2=80=99s family tree.

Come along to meet and socialise with your fellow members and meet the=20
Chairman, Council and SIG convenors.

Tea, coffee, biscuits, wine and nibbles.

RSVP ginagem@... by Thursday19th March please. =20

We look forward to seeing as many of our members as possible.=20
ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED.

Come and join us.=20

Thank you.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE. =20

MIDLANDS SIG Meeting reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

8 February at 15:00

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue 1 Roseland Way Birmingham B15 1HD

Please RSVP to David Harrison at djh_119@...

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom MIDLANDS SIG Meeting reminder #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

8 February at 15:00

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue 1 Roseland Way Birmingham B15 1HD

Please RSVP to David Harrison at djh_119@...

Places of origin of British Jews #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

I am on the editorial board of Landsmen, the journal of the Suwalki Lomza
Interest Group, which covers an area of current NE Poland and SW Lithuania.
Its readership is mainly US based but it also covers the areas that Suwalki
-Lomzers went to (often quite early compared with other Ashkenazi
1850s-1870s is quite common) such as Great Britain (and many went to
Northern England or Scotland), France, Sweden, South Africa, Australia,
Canada, Mexico and Argentina.

In a number of cases, migrants lived in the UK for a number of years and
then moved onto some of these countries. But if they naturalised in UK they
stayed in UK, although not all of those who stayed naturalised.

The SL SIG is often frustrated that British records are sparse because this
group arrived early and because they tended to land at ports such as Hull
and Leith, and other places on the British North Sea coast, where early
records were not kept.

However, the best way of finding places of origin would be to look at
naturalisation certificates, where those who stayed did naturalise. However,
I understand that a programme to digitise naturalisation certificates
stalled due to public expenditure cuts by the British Govt.

Could the JGSGB and other groups lobby for digitisation (Kew would get an
income stream >from this so it would be ultimately self-funding) so that a
search could be made for places of origin which for the most part are on the
certificates? The actual towns or gubernia (county or province)(or both) are
usually given. This would be a great resource for all, not only those from
Suwalki Lomza gubernias.

I would be interested to learn what is possible.




Jill Whitehead
Sutton, Surrey

Request for information about missing Auschwitz murder records. Thanks. #unitedkingdom

a.watson.genas@...
 

Dear All,
Many thanks to the many people who answered my recent query.

Alexander Watson
Genas (near Lyon)
France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado
ROSENBERG of Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth

RADISHKONSKI in London 1873-1884 #unitedkingdom

Linda Caciola
 

Hi All-

I have the birth and/or death information for the following:

Fanny Radishkonski b. March 1873
Joseph " b. March 30, 1874- d. 1875
Ezekiel/Ascol " b. 1875- d. Sept 1876
Deborah " b. 1878- d. 1878
Jacob " b. 1879
Davis " b. March 1880 - d. March 1880
Abraham " b. Sept 12, 1884

They were all born/died in Mile End, Old Town, London, England

Their parents were David Aron RADISHKONSKI and Basza Lea AVENSTEIN.
They were married on December 14, 1865 in Mariampole.

I have looked in all England census records and can not find any of them.

Does anyone know this family? Did they change their name? Did the
leave England after 1884?

Thanks in advance for any leads on this family.

Linda Thorpe Caciola
Florida, USA

Jews in Rock n' Roll - JGSLA program, Mon. March 16 in Los Angeles #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Are you a genealogist who likes to rock n' roll? Were your immigrant
relatives involved in the music and songwriting industry?

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles on Monday March
16, 2015 at 7:30 PM for:

"Da Doo Ron Ron: Jews in Rock n' Roll in the 50s and 60s" with Nigel Grainge

Did you ever ask what was the first Rock & Roll record? Most people
would say either Bill Haley or Elvis. Wrong! The first REAL rock and
roll record was 'Good rockin' tonight' by Wynonie Harris on the King
label out of Cincinnati and owned by Sid Nathan who later signed James
Brown in 1956. This presentation will reveal the creative force and
vision of Jewish songwriters, artists, publishing and record companies
that was instrumental in the creation of rock and roll.

Since their arrival en masse >from Eastern Europe, Jews were at the
forefront of every decade of recorded musical history. By the late
1950s over three-quarters of the US record companies were either run
by or owned by Jews. Learn about the how the Broadway musical era lead
into the birth of rock & roll, careening into the early '60's with the
New York 'hit factory' located in the Brill Building near Times
Square, and continuing up to 1966 and the dawn of the new rock
movement. Creative Jewish talent influenced rock n' roll, >from the
time Alan Freed first coined the term to the careers of Carole King,
Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lou Reed and Neil Sedaka. Nigel
will also discuss the history of Jewish-run record labels such as
Chess >from Chicago (Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Etta James
etc), King in Cincinnati (James Brown, Hank Ballard), Modern Records
in LA (BB KIng, John Lee Hooker etc), and Scepter Records in New York
(Shirelles, Isley brothers, Dionne Warwick).

Even Elvis Presley had Jewish roots!

Spend an evening viewing never-before-seen music videos and learn the
amazing, true stories behind the Jewish contribution to rock music as
you tap your feet to the beat of a magical era in musical history.

Venue:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Speaker: Nigel Grainge, A & R man, originally >from London, is a former
music executive (Mercury Records and Ensign) who developed acts like
The Boomtown Rats, Sinead O'Connor, and World Party. He created a web
utility to expand music searching into a 3-D cultural context, using
the thousands of tunes and historic, never-before-seen video clips in
his library. He is a film and television musical consultant and is
developing a series of lectures encompassing all types of music from
many eras.

Open to the public. JGSLA members free. Guests $5.00. No reservations
necessary.The Traveling library will be open starting at 7:00PM. Come
early and brown-bag your dinner in the Ruby Gallery. Invite your
friends for a rollicking good time!

More details and directions at: www.JGSLA.org

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
pweisberger@...
www.jgsla.org

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Places of origin of British Jews #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead
 

I am on the editorial board of Landsmen, the journal of the Suwalki Lomza
Interest Group, which covers an area of current NE Poland and SW Lithuania.
Its readership is mainly US based but it also covers the areas that Suwalki
-Lomzers went to (often quite early compared with other Ashkenazi
1850s-1870s is quite common) such as Great Britain (and many went to
Northern England or Scotland), France, Sweden, South Africa, Australia,
Canada, Mexico and Argentina.

In a number of cases, migrants lived in the UK for a number of years and
then moved onto some of these countries. But if they naturalised in UK they
stayed in UK, although not all of those who stayed naturalised.

The SL SIG is often frustrated that British records are sparse because this
group arrived early and because they tended to land at ports such as Hull
and Leith, and other places on the British North Sea coast, where early
records were not kept.

However, the best way of finding places of origin would be to look at
naturalisation certificates, where those who stayed did naturalise. However,
I understand that a programme to digitise naturalisation certificates
stalled due to public expenditure cuts by the British Govt.

Could the JGSGB and other groups lobby for digitisation (Kew would get an
income stream >from this so it would be ultimately self-funding) so that a
search could be made for places of origin which for the most part are on the
certificates? The actual towns or gubernia (county or province)(or both) are
usually given. This would be a great resource for all, not only those from
Suwalki Lomza gubernias.

I would be interested to learn what is possible.




Jill Whitehead
Sutton, Surrey

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Request for information about missing Auschwitz murder records. Thanks. #unitedkingdom

a.watson.genas@...
 

Dear All,
Many thanks to the many people who answered my recent query.

Alexander Watson
Genas (near Lyon)
France

Search areas:
COHN of Polgsen, Rawitsch
FABIAN of Kallies, Maerkisch Friedland, Neuwedell and Berlin, Brazil,
Denver-Colorado
ROSENBERG of Neuwedell
STERNBERG of Polgsen, Rawitsch, Breslau, Erfurt and Fuerth