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(US) National Archives Hosts Program on Lincoln and the Jews May 7 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives will host a program on President Lincoln and the
Jews with Jewish historian Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna on Thursday, May 7 at 7PM
at the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum (entrance
is on Constitution and 9th St NW). The event is part of the National
Archives commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's
death.

Professor Sarna's book, Lincoln and the Jews: A History, tells the story of
relationship between the Jews and President Lincoln. President Lincoln's
lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews on the national scene in the
United States. President Lincoln promoted Jewish equality, appointed
numerous Jews to public office and had Jewish advisors and supporters.

To read more go to:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/may.html#lincoln-jews .There is a
You tube logo next to the meeting announcement which means it to watch
live or catch up later (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87406ooqg28).
The event is free.

A book signing will follow the program. Presented in partnership with the
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


IAJGS 2015 #usa

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

The 35th IAJGS International Conference is just around the corner!
For a significant discount (and a chance to win great prizes in our
drawing), register now. "Early Bird Special" ends on May 6th! Visit
www.iajgs2015.org to register.

Treat yourself to the wonderful pre-Conference Shabbaton on the
Friday-Saturday, July 3-4 weekend preceding the Conference. Enjoy an
adventure in exploring the sights and sounds of Jerusalem via three
unique tour opportunities.

"Exploration Sunday" on July 5 offers you the superior options of
either visiting extraordinary research archives or taking
fascinating tours of Jerusalem and Israel.

Monday's full day of programming sets the pace for a peerless
schedule of sessions, including one that offers how-to's for those
attending their first IAJGS Conference.

SIG luncheons and other SIG meetings will be held each day,
bolstered by valuable sessions on Jewish communities throughout
the world that dot the daily schedules. BOF meetings will be
announced soon, with over 25 BOF groups planning time together
this year!

Guide to the Perplexed: Nearly every day features a valuable
"Breakfast with Experts" for the rare opportunity to sit round
the table with a genealogical wizard and personally ask
questions. The answers you'll hear can spark new directions for
your research. Experts will also be volunteering for one-on-one
"break down brick wall" meetings for those in need.

Our honored Keynote speaker Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will share his
moving plea to continue to tell the story of the Shoah, striving
to document our family's past as an inspiration for the next
generations to come.

The Convention's impressive roster of skilled, informative and
fascinating lecturers >from across the globe will present a
treasure of new ideas, new sources to research, and new tools
for advanced and novice genealogists alike. View the full program
at www.iajgs2015.org

Our closing banquet will be enhanced by the presence of Dick
Eastman, genealogy's renowned blogger.

Come join us in the matchless city of Jerusalem for the momentous,
exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Enjoy new and renewed friendships, and a rich appreciation of the
land, its resources and its people. For full Convention details:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem 6- 10 July 2015
www.iajgs2015.org


Early American SIG #USA (US) National Archives Hosts Program on Lincoln and the Jews May 7 #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The (US) National Archives will host a program on President Lincoln and the
Jews with Jewish historian Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna on Thursday, May 7 at 7PM
at the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum (entrance
is on Constitution and 9th St NW). The event is part of the National
Archives commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's
death.

Professor Sarna's book, Lincoln and the Jews: A History, tells the story of
relationship between the Jews and President Lincoln. President Lincoln's
lifetime coincided with the emergence of Jews on the national scene in the
United States. President Lincoln promoted Jewish equality, appointed
numerous Jews to public office and had Jewish advisors and supporters.

To read more go to:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/may.html#lincoln-jews .There is a
You tube logo next to the meeting announcement which means it to watch
live or catch up later (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87406ooqg28).
The event is free.

A book signing will follow the program. Presented in partnership with the
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA New education course - The Jewish in Jewish Genealogy #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education will offer a new online forum - The Jewish in
Jewish Genealogy
May 1 - May 29

Genealogy is more than statistics and facts. This class will give
you a chance to understand the Jewish immigration experience and
we'll discover tricks and tips to successfully search for Jewish
ancestry.

With each passing generation, the torch passes to children whose
lifestyle is further >from the immigrant experience. Now we have to
dig deep in order to bring up images and voices >from the past, to
understand and recreate their lives.

This class will cover Jewish institutions in the old country and
in the U.S. It will help a researcher discover patterns and
prejudices that affected the way life was lived in the new country.
Jewish life cycles, customs and culture, origin of family names and
naming practices, assimilation and acculturation, migrations
patterns and surname mapping will be part of this study.

For this class a student will work on one immigrant family and the
town (or city) where they first settled -- New York, Chicago, St.
Louis or points west. The course includes general research tasks
and assignments to give insight into the Jewish search.

Class is taught in a *forum* setting, private to this class. The
site is open at all times for students to post. The instructor
answers posts daily. Cost is $120 for 4 weeks. The full class
description is at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40022.
To enroll go to www.jewishgen.org/education and click on enroll.

For questions, please contact me
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
JewishGen-Education@lyris.JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA IAJGS 2015 #usa

IAJGS2015 Publicity
 

The 35th IAJGS International Conference is just around the corner!
For a significant discount (and a chance to win great prizes in our
drawing), register now. "Early Bird Special" ends on May 6th! Visit
www.iajgs2015.org to register.

Treat yourself to the wonderful pre-Conference Shabbaton on the
Friday-Saturday, July 3-4 weekend preceding the Conference. Enjoy an
adventure in exploring the sights and sounds of Jerusalem via three
unique tour opportunities.

"Exploration Sunday" on July 5 offers you the superior options of
either visiting extraordinary research archives or taking
fascinating tours of Jerusalem and Israel.

Monday's full day of programming sets the pace for a peerless
schedule of sessions, including one that offers how-to's for those
attending their first IAJGS Conference.

SIG luncheons and other SIG meetings will be held each day,
bolstered by valuable sessions on Jewish communities throughout
the world that dot the daily schedules. BOF meetings will be
announced soon, with over 25 BOF groups planning time together
this year!

Guide to the Perplexed: Nearly every day features a valuable
"Breakfast with Experts" for the rare opportunity to sit round
the table with a genealogical wizard and personally ask
questions. The answers you'll hear can spark new directions for
your research. Experts will also be volunteering for one-on-one
"break down brick wall" meetings for those in need.

Our honored Keynote speaker Rabbi Israel Meir Lau will share his
moving plea to continue to tell the story of the Shoah, striving
to document our family's past as an inspiration for the next
generations to come.

The Convention's impressive roster of skilled, informative and
fascinating lecturers >from across the globe will present a
treasure of new ideas, new sources to research, and new tools
for advanced and novice genealogists alike. View the full program
at www.iajgs2015.org

Our closing banquet will be enhanced by the presence of Dick
Eastman, genealogy's renowned blogger.

Come join us in the matchless city of Jerusalem for the momentous,
exciting 35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.
Enjoy new and renewed friendships, and a rich appreciation of the
land, its resources and its people. For full Convention details:
www.iajgs2015.org.

Michael Goldstein, Chairman
chairman@iajgs2015.org
35th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Jerusalem 6- 10 July 2015
www.iajgs2015.org


The towns of Randerath and Geilinkirchen <sp>? #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi,
I just a have quick inquiry about the above mentioned towns. First
off is anyone else looking at these two towns? Second does anyone
know anything about the MENDEL family? More specifically this family
-
Andreas MENDEL
+ Amalie Benedick/BENEDICT
1. Emanuel (b.1825) + Fanny Michels (>from Cleve)
2. Henriette + Abraham Levy (>from Duisburg)
3. Regina (b.1821) + Moses Levy (>from Duisburg)

Moses and Abraham are brothers but at this point I am only assuming
that Henriette, Regina, and Emanuel are siblings. My clues to them
being siblings are as follows -

According to Geschichte der Duisburger Juden Regina was born in
Randerath/Geilinkirchen. Henriette's parents were Andreas MENDEL and
Amalie BENEDICK. I found Emanuel in a marriage database on Ancestry
where it lists his parents as Andreas MENDEL and Amalia BENEDICT.

Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Steve Jaron, sjaron@gmail.com http://stevejaron.wordpress.com


German SIG #Germany The towns of Randerath and Geilinkirchen <sp>? #germany

Steve Jaron
 

Hi,
I just a have quick inquiry about the above mentioned towns. First
off is anyone else looking at these two towns? Second does anyone
know anything about the MENDEL family? More specifically this family
-
Andreas MENDEL
+ Amalie Benedick/BENEDICT
1. Emanuel (b.1825) + Fanny Michels (>from Cleve)
2. Henriette + Abraham Levy (>from Duisburg)
3. Regina (b.1821) + Moses Levy (>from Duisburg)

Moses and Abraham are brothers but at this point I am only assuming
that Henriette, Regina, and Emanuel are siblings. My clues to them
being siblings are as follows -

According to Geschichte der Duisburger Juden Regina was born in
Randerath/Geilinkirchen. Henriette's parents were Andreas MENDEL and
Amalie BENEDICK. I found Emanuel in a marriage database on Ancestry
where it lists his parents as Andreas MENDEL and Amalia BENEDICT.

Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Steve Jaron, sjaron@gmail.com http://stevejaron.wordpress.com


Money transfers to Lithuania #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

My guess is, checks sent >from another member country of the EU are
acceptable in Lithuania. For others, instead of wiring the payment,
which usually costs a $35-$40 bank charge, send a certified bank check
which costs a lot less.

Howard Margol

From: John Gross <john_gross@ntlworld.com>
Stephen Katz asks the following:

My question is, what is the latest information or experience about payment
to the Lithuania State Historical Archives (LVIA) for documents ordered?

I have identified a document of interest to me and LVIA's charge
will be 3.04 EUR (very reasonable, in my view) for a digital copy
plus 5.79 EUR bank taxes, for a total of 8.83 EUR -- roughly $9.50.
The funds are to be transferred to a specified LVIA account at its
bank in Vilnius. My local bank's flat rate for wire transfers abroad
is $40. Has anyone had recent experience (i.e., within the last 6
months or so) in sending payment for LVIA documents by any means
other than wire transfer, or know whether LVIA will accept other
means of payment?

I have similar problems regarding the costs of making electronic
transfers >from the UK. However, I have dealt with another archive, the
LCVA, as recently as July 2014 and they were quite happy to take a
cheque drawn on my bank account. I don't know if this is because we are
part of the European Union but it is worth asking the LVIA the question.

John Gross
Hemel Hempstead
UK


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Money transfers to Lithuania #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

My guess is, checks sent >from another member country of the EU are
acceptable in Lithuania. For others, instead of wiring the payment,
which usually costs a $35-$40 bank charge, send a certified bank check
which costs a lot less.

Howard Margol

From: John Gross <john_gross@ntlworld.com>
Stephen Katz asks the following:

My question is, what is the latest information or experience about payment
to the Lithuania State Historical Archives (LVIA) for documents ordered?

I have identified a document of interest to me and LVIA's charge
will be 3.04 EUR (very reasonable, in my view) for a digital copy
plus 5.79 EUR bank taxes, for a total of 8.83 EUR -- roughly $9.50.
The funds are to be transferred to a specified LVIA account at its
bank in Vilnius. My local bank's flat rate for wire transfers abroad
is $40. Has anyone had recent experience (i.e., within the last 6
months or so) in sending payment for LVIA documents by any means
other than wire transfer, or know whether LVIA will accept other
means of payment?

I have similar problems regarding the costs of making electronic
transfers >from the UK. However, I have dealt with another archive, the
LCVA, as recently as July 2014 and they were quite happy to take a
cheque drawn on my bank account. I don't know if this is because we are
part of the European Union but it is worth asking the LVIA the question.

John Gross
Hemel Hempstead
UK


ViewMate Translation Request - Russian Marriage Record #poland

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,


I am seeking confirmation of all the names on the marriage record of my
great-grandparents Anshel Zlotnik and Gitel Rzeznik (spelling?).


In a previous translation >from 10 years ago on a poorer image, there was
some question about the mothers' maiden names of the bride and groom.
Anshel's mother's name was transliterated as Chaya Anshelow and Gitel's
mother's name was transliterated as Sura Gelda Nusanow. I would like to
confirm that those are indeed surnames and not patronymics.

Neither of those surnames are present in the JRI-Poland indices for
Zakroczym or Nasielsk (where these families were from), however, there
are records for ENCEL and MOCNY. Could those be alternate transliterations
of Anshel and Nusan respectively?


I've uploaded the marriage record to ViewMate at the following location for
your review:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39215


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago IL


WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area=2C Poland
GOLDBERG=2C KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka=2C Poland
ZLOTNIK=2C RZEZNIK - Warsaw area=2C Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka=2C Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL=2C KANTOR - Husiatyn and Horodenka=2C Ukraine
BLUM=2C KATZ=2C MARTON=2C ELKOVITS=2C VAISZ=2C SAMUEL - Salaj=2C Satu Mare=
=2C and Maramures Counties=2C Romania =


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Translation Request - Russian Marriage Record #poland

Aaron Slotnik
 

Hello,


I am seeking confirmation of all the names on the marriage record of my
great-grandparents Anshel Zlotnik and Gitel Rzeznik (spelling?).


In a previous translation >from 10 years ago on a poorer image, there was
some question about the mothers' maiden names of the bride and groom.
Anshel's mother's name was transliterated as Chaya Anshelow and Gitel's
mother's name was transliterated as Sura Gelda Nusanow. I would like to
confirm that those are indeed surnames and not patronymics.

Neither of those surnames are present in the JRI-Poland indices for
Zakroczym or Nasielsk (where these families were from), however, there
are records for ENCEL and MOCNY. Could those be alternate transliterations
of Anshel and Nusan respectively?


I've uploaded the marriage record to ViewMate at the following location for
your review:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM39215


Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.


Regards,
Aaron Slotnik
Chicago IL


WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area=2C Poland
GOLDBERG=2C KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka=2C Poland
ZLOTNIK=2C RZEZNIK - Warsaw area=2C Poland
SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka=2C Ukraine
BLUMENTHAL=2C KANTOR - Husiatyn and Horodenka=2C Ukraine
BLUM=2C KATZ=2C MARTON=2C ELKOVITS=2C VAISZ=2C SAMUEL - Salaj=2C Satu Mare=
=2C and Maramures Counties=2C Romania =


Camenca cemetery project clarification #bessarabia

Dale Pastor <dale.melanie@...>
 

Please note:

The current project proposed by the Bessarabia SIG will be indexing
and photographing the cemetery in Camenca (Kamenka), Moldova.
Contributions for funding will be gratefully accepted for this stage
of the work by going to Donate/Bessarabia SIG/Bessarabia-Moldova
Cemetery Project.

To make a contribution, please click on "Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery
Project on the Web at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43


Dale Pastor
dale.melanie@gmail.com
LACHTER, BERENSTEYN, Kamenka, Moldova
SACKHEIM, ZUKOVSKY, SEECOF,YANKILEVSKY, Rozana, Lida, Kharkov


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Camenca cemetery project clarification #bessarabia

Dale Pastor <dale.melanie@...>
 

Please note:

The current project proposed by the Bessarabia SIG will be indexing
and photographing the cemetery in Camenca (Kamenka), Moldova.
Contributions for funding will be gratefully accepted for this stage
of the work by going to Donate/Bessarabia SIG/Bessarabia-Moldova
Cemetery Project.

To make a contribution, please click on "Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery
Project on the Web at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=43


Dale Pastor
dale.melanie@gmail.com
LACHTER, BERENSTEYN, Kamenka, Moldova
SACKHEIM, ZUKOVSKY, SEECOF,YANKILEVSKY, Rozana, Lida, Kharkov


(US) Ellis Island National Museum To Open With New Exhibits #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum story ended in 1954 with the closing of
immigration through Ellis Island-but immigration to the United States
continues. That is the focus of the update of the story of immigration in
new post-1954 immigration galleries to open next month at the Ellis Island
National Immigration Museum. Note the Museum has changed its name to reflect
its larger focus >from Ellis Island to National Immigration.

The Museum still includes the 1892-1954 immigration period when Ellis Island
was open, but the Statute of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. has
expanded its mission to address national immigration.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/p3aurlq

Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/nyregion/ellis-island-museum-to-update-the
-story-of-immigration-in-america.html?_r=1

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President JGS Tulsa for alerting us to this
article about the opening of the new exhibit.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Ellis Island National Museum To Open With New Exhibits #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum story ended in 1954 with the closing of
immigration through Ellis Island-but immigration to the United States
continues. That is the focus of the update of the story of immigration in
new post-1954 immigration galleries to open next month at the Ellis Island
National Immigration Museum. Note the Museum has changed its name to reflect
its larger focus >from Ellis Island to National Immigration.

The Museum still includes the 1892-1954 immigration period when Ellis Island
was open, but the Statute of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. has
expanded its mission to address national immigration.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/p3aurlq

Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/nyregion/ellis-island-museum-to-update-the
-story-of-immigration-in-america.html?_r=1

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President JGS Tulsa for alerting us to this
article about the opening of the new exhibit.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


NY Naturalization petition lookup #general

msalzbank
 

Can anyone please do the following look up:

I would like to see the completed petition for Naturalization for my
grandfather, Joseph Aaron FREIMAN.

He was born in 1886 in Bessarabia, Came to the U.S On November 28, 1906
under the name Fruhmerman (Frimmerman)

I believe his declaration of intent information is declaration volume
44 declaration page 167

NY City County Supreme Court Petition information Volume 106 page 100
dated Aug 26, 1913

Can anyone help with a copy or the information >from the completed form?

Thank you

Michael Salzbank

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately to Michael.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NY Naturalization petition lookup #general

msalzbank
 

Can anyone please do the following look up:

I would like to see the completed petition for Naturalization for my
grandfather, Joseph Aaron FREIMAN.

He was born in 1886 in Bessarabia, Came to the U.S On November 28, 1906
under the name Fruhmerman (Frimmerman)

I believe his declaration of intent information is declaration volume
44 declaration page 167

NY City County Supreme Court Petition information Volume 106 page 100
dated Aug 26, 1913

Can anyone help with a copy or the information >from the completed form?

Thank you

Michael Salzbank

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately to Michael.


NYC Obituaries (1900-1940) #general

Debbie Wetlaufer
 

I've searched newspapers.com and genealogybank.com. What other
resources might I search to locate Jewish obituaries for New York
City? I am specifically looking for obituaries for the following
people who died between about 1900 and 1940:

Elias Friedner (d 1904)
Morris Friedner (d 1939)
Abraham Friedner (d 1902)
Lottie Friedner (d 1901)
Rebecca Friedner (d 1906)
Caroline Friedner (d 1917)
Harry Friedner (d 1905)
Joseph Friedner (d 1911)
Saul Friedner (d 1927)

Thanks in advance,
Debbie Wetlaufer
Virginia USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Obituaries (1900-1940) #general

Debbie Wetlaufer
 

I've searched newspapers.com and genealogybank.com. What other
resources might I search to locate Jewish obituaries for New York
City? I am specifically looking for obituaries for the following
people who died between about 1900 and 1940:

Elias Friedner (d 1904)
Morris Friedner (d 1939)
Abraham Friedner (d 1902)
Lottie Friedner (d 1901)
Rebecca Friedner (d 1906)
Caroline Friedner (d 1917)
Harry Friedner (d 1905)
Joseph Friedner (d 1911)
Saul Friedner (d 1927)

Thanks in advance,
Debbie Wetlaufer
Virginia USA

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