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Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday June 18 at 10 am EST. #events #announcements #jgs-iajgs #canada

Jerry Scherer
 

 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto. Exclusive free MyHeritage webinar on Thursday June 18 at 10 am EST. 

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto is proud to present MyHeritage Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz, in a series of exclusive free genealogical webinars on Thursdays @ 10 am EST.

Thu, Jun 18 @ 10 a.m. EST. MyHeritage's Unique Technologies to Research Your Family EST by Daniel Horowitz

An advance review of new features and technologies on MyHeritage, the online family history service. Take full advantage of MyHeritage's unmatched technologies to help you find long-lost relatives. The tree Consistency Checker, PedigreeMap, Theory of Family Relativity, Calendar and Events, Statistics, Pedigree Tree, Charts, Relationship Report, Surveys, and more.

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8276308103702788879

 

To register for this and other MyHeritage webinars, go to

https://1drv.ms/w/s!Aj0KbYtxFZQsg7p02wIzT9ap35faiw?e=mKjFgG

 


JSTOR Expands Free Access During Pandemic #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

JSTOR, the digital library for genealogists and others has expanded its free online reading program until the end of 2020.

JSTOR has access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

 

You can read 100 free articles online every month without institutional affiliation. You need to create a JSTOR account.  To register you only need to provide your email address and password

 

Go to: https://www.jstor.org

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Online copy or access to the Reichsanzeiger list #germany #holocaust

rweisskirch@...
 

All,

Does anyone know of an online source.or has access to the Reichanzeiger lists of Jews who were de-naturalized in Germany?  If so, please let me know.

Rob Weisskirch  rweisskirch@...  Marina, California


IAJGS Welcomes 3 New Members from New Zealand, Colombia and New Hampshire! #jgs-iajgs #announcements #usa #latinamerica

Nolan Altman
 

On behalf of the IAJGS Board and our current membership, it is with great pleasure that we welcome 3 new members to our growing family of IAJGS organizations:

            Jewish Genealogical Society of New Zealand

            Sociedad Genealogica Judia Colombiana (SGJC)

            Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society (New Hampshire)

Below is some basic information on each group including contact email addresses and upcoming meeting plans.

 

Jewish Genealogical Society of New Zealand

The JGS of New Zealand has been organizing and meeting since last year.  Meetings were held in person, but due to the Covad-19 virus, the last membership meeting was held via the internet.  Although meetings are for members only, they gladly welcome first-time visitors without requiring them to be members.  Since the group serves the entire country, membership meetings are always accessible to members via Internet access. For more information about the group, please contact the group’s Secretary, Kerry Aluf at jewish.genealogical.society.nz@...

The next membership meeting is scheduled for 23 August from 3 PM to 5 PM, New Zealand time. As the date gets closer, the group will decide if the meeting will be held via the internet, as it did for its last meeting, or in person.  The agenda for their next meeting will be a presentation by one of their members of their own family research, followed by a short question and answer session; a video presentation of DNA testing as it relates to Jewish genealogy (part two), followed by a discussion; and finally, presentation of information of general interest.

 

Sociedad Genealogica Judia Colombiana (SGJC)

The Sociedad Genealogica Judia Colombiana (SGJC), which has been meeting since February, is an affiliate of the Confederacion de Comunidades Judias de Colombia in Bogota.  They are working on their upcoming schedule of virtual meetings.  Already in the works are 2 Sunny Morton presentations that will be translated into Spanish.  The topics will be "Comparing the 4 Genealogy Giants" and "Digging for Historical Records on FamilySearch".

For more information about the group, please contact President Lia Sragovicz at Lsragovicz@... or genealogiajudiacolombia@...

 

Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society (New Hampshire)

The Upper Valley Jewish Genealogy Society (New Hampshire) will continue to hold meetings next month via Zoom.  Their next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 12th at 1:15 EDT.

Starting at 1:15 PM, representatives from the group will go over group business and host an informal discussion of their members' latest discoveries and questions before the featured speaker’s presentation at 2:00 PM. The presentation will be given by Ruth Craig, one of the group’s members and a certified genealogist. Her topic is "An Introduction to the Resources of Family Search." The presentation is designed for people who are not familiar with the website or would like to brush up on the resources and tools available on the site. Since this will be a Zoom meeting, the group requests RSVPs by July 10th. 

To register for this meeting or for more information on the group itself, please contact President Marilyn Roberts at thefarb14@...

 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) was formed in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  IAJGS is an umbrella group of organizations which provides a common voice for issues of significance to its members, to advocate for and educate about our genealogical avocation, and to coordinate items such as the annual International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.  For more information on IAJGS, please see our website at http://www.iajgs.org/blog/ or contact me directly at membership@...

Nolan Altman

Membership Development

 


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

sharon yampell
 

Even if the names on someone else’s tree match up perfectly with mine, I always take the extra time to review their sources to make sure the data is also correct.   In fact, today I came across this exact scenario;  by double checking the sources, I found the correct marriage record with bride’s parents’ names.  The owner of the tree, husband of a newly-found fourth cousin three times removed,  assumed that the couple  married in one place since they both came from there; never make assumptions!!

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, NJ USA

GenealogicalGenie@...

 

From: Eva Lawrence
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:52 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

 


-- While ones tree may be a work in progress, the best way not  to mislead other people is always to put in one's sources. So anyone examining it can make their own decision as to whether an entry is correct.  
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

 


Re: Vetting family tree submissions to genealogy sites for data soundness #general

Eva Lawrence
 


-- While ones tree may be a work in progress, the best way not  to mislead other people is always to put in one's sources. So anyone examining it can make their own decision as to whether an entry is correct.  
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


Are we related? If so, how? #general

Marilyn Feingold
 

My grandfather, Tobias Schlaffer, (born 1888 in Camenca Moldova) told me that all his aunts and uncles were from Camenca, but that his father, Abraham, (born 1857 ) had two brothers who left Camenca and had perhaps gone to Austria to escape the Russian draft.   My great grandfather's name was Israel Schlaffer. Israel and his wife, Rebecca had  the following  children : Moses Joseph, Eta, Sura, Dina, and Samuel and my great grandfather, Abraham.
 
 I was recently searching on My Heritage and found another family who spelled their name Schlifer.  They said  that their tree contained these two great great uncles I was looking for.  They had  changed their names and identities. One became David Hascal "Schlifer". David Hascal died in the Holocaust.  The other brother took the name Albert Zanvil "Schlifer".

In checking on the Yad Vashem site I did find a David Hascal but his parents were listed as Hascal and Ettel Hascal. (not Schlifer). David  Hascal was born in Falticini and died in Aushwitz  in l943. 
 
Albert  Zanvil  (b. 1874) was also called Shmuel Zvi (Schlifer), He had three wives, Golda,Ethel and one other.
 
 From the Schlifer site I also learned that my great great grandfather, Israel, instead of using the name Israel, used the name Israel Jacob or an alias of Isaac Jacob.  They said that Isaac Jacob was born in Kamienka Lubovna-Slovakia. The dates on their tree  for the death of Israel 1890 is the same date I have.
 

 I also learned from this other site that my great grandfather Abraham Schlaffer (Schlifer) was born in Kamienka Stara Lubovna District Presov Region Slovakia or Kamenka Kamensky District Penza Oblast. Oblast or Kamienka. My grandfather had told me that his father was born in Camenca.  There are no records for births in Camenca.  I am wondering if these are in fact my relatives or if this might not be the right match.  
 
The Schlifer site also mentioned that Solomon Schlifer was the father of my great grandfather, Israel, and that Solomon was married to Sara Leah Reines. Sara Leah comes from a long line of Hassidic rabbis.  It also says that Solomon was the Chief Rabbi of Moscow during the 1950's.  I am trying to figure out if my Schlaffer line is related to this Schlifer line.  Any suggestions as to how I should proceed?   If I decide to use a researcher does anyone have any suggestions as to who I should use?  I feel stuck! Thanks for any suggestions. Marilyn Feingold 
--
New EMAIL! This is my new email. Please use this email to contact me in the future.
Thanks,
Marilyn


Waxman and/or Wexler -Radomyschol -Ukraine/Russia #ukraine

Pwax52@...
 

Looking for family of George (Gamliel) and/or Fannie Wexler Waxman who lived in the Radomyschol area of Ukraine. Immigrated to USA around the turn of the century after their glass factory was burned sown.


Re: Iasi , Romania research #romania

Susanna Vendel
 

Securon is probably Secuieni, a commune in Bacau county, Western Moldavia, Romania. It is composed of seven villages (see Wikipedia). There are other Secuieni too, one in Harghita county and an other in Neamt county.
 
Susanna Vendel
Stockholm


Treasure trove of WWII silver found in Nowy Sącz #galicia #holocaust #poland

Moses Jefferson
 

The sensational find which is thought to have belonged to Jews murdered during WWII was made during archaeological work at the town’s Royal Castle by the Nowy Sącz Historical and Exploratory Association carrying out exploratory work at the ruins on Castle Hill.

Read here: https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/treasure-trove-of-wwii-silver-found-in-ruins-of-14th-century-castle-13398
and here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11875857/hidden-silver-treasure-nazi-castle-poland/


Re: Help needed headstone translation - Hebrew #translation

amelia.angel@...
 

Hi Terry,

I just had a look at the headstones.  They do in fact mention the names of Sarah Z”l and Abraham Z”l. 
The names on the headstone are:
Sarah daughter of Eliahu 
Abraham Natanel son of Shmuel Ha’Levi.

Hope this helps.
Best wishes 

Amelia Angel


Balti Yizkor Book #bessarabia

R Jaffer
 

Several newly translated selections from the Yizkor book for Balti/Beltsi have just been uploaded to https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/balti/balti.html in addition to translations from Yiddish uploaded earlier in the year. If you are interested in sponsoring the translation of a selection, please contact me privately for more information.


Additionally, I am looking for somebody to take over as translation coordinator as I have no association with this town.


Roberta Jaffer

Bessarabia Yizkor Book Coordinator

Massachusetts, USA

 


New Translation of Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Suwalk, Poland Yizkor book just published #poland

Joel Alpert
 

Yizkor Books in Print is proud to announce the publication of its 97 title.

Memorial Book of Suwalk

Original Yizkor Book Published by
The Suvalk and Vicinity Relief Committee of New York, 1961
Editor: Berl Kagan, New York
Layout: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 880 pages with all original illustrations and
photographs.

List price: $75.95, available from JewishGen for $41

To order, go to the bottom of
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Suwalki.html
and click on JewishGen to fill out the order form and pay by PayPal
(you may use credit card)

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor Books in Print Project (YBIP)


Re: Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

JoAnne Goldberg
 

My father's family immigrated to the United States from Lithuania. Names include Plotkin/Plotnik, Block, Segal, Kaminsky, Ginsberg, Mandelstein, and Friedman -- in addition to Goldberg, which allegedly was acquired during the process of leaving Lithuania, but I'm not sold on that story. .

Perhaps more significantly, his paternal side lived in Chicago, Akron, Pittsburgh, and Johnstown PA. Maternal, Cleveland and Kansas City. The early immigrants seemed to stay in family clusters, and since many of my names are common, locations can provide extra clues.

JoAnne



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JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Re: Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

sharon yampell
 

In my most recent discovery, I learned I too have connections to this area…

 

My Bliedens  came from Zagare; there are some from Panevėžys,  whom I am still trying to figure out if they are part of my family as well….

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, NJ USA

GenealogicalGenie@...

 

From: Devorah Eisenbach
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:11 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

 

bs'd 
We're 75% Litvak ...Shulgasser, Liubawitz, Micheles and Levitt. All got to Boston between 1883 - 1908.  If anyone has any info about any of those families, I would really like tobe in touch and see if somehow we are related.  Thanks os much.
Devorah Eisenbach
Boston, Jerusalem

 


Re: ROBERG family from Berlichingen, Germany #germany

Roger Lustig
 

http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/berlichingen_synagoge.htm

It's in German, but the _Encyclopedia of Jewish Life_ entry is given in English at the bottom.

Roger Lustig, Princeton, NJ  research coordinator, GerSIG    <GerSIG.Research@...>


Re: ROBERG family from Berlichingen, Germany #germany

Roger Lustig
 


Re: Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

Devorah Eisenbach
 

bs'd 
We're 75% Litvak ...Shulgasser, Liubawitz, Micheles and Levitt. All got to Boston between 1883 - 1908.  If anyone has any info about any of those families, I would really like tobe in touch and see if somehow we are related.  Thanks os much.
Devorah Eisenbach
Boston, Jerusalem


Re: Litvak descendents- let's share information #lithuania

Devorah Eisenbach
 

bs'd We definitely have people from Kalvarija -Shulgasser and Liubawitz.
I also have letters from my ggf from Kalvaria.  They may mention your family.  I want to get them translated.
Devorah Eisenbach 
Jerusalem 


Viewpoint Translation Request #translation #general

Shelley Mitchell
 

While it’s clearly the intent of posters to get a translation, there are secondary benefits. While I may not be able to translate, if I had any idea of a name or location, members might learn something if they recognized either.

Just a suggestion.        Shelley Mitchell, NYC    shemit@...