Date   
Volunteers needed (Danzig/Gdansk) #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Are you interested in volunteering to transcribe or proofread
transcriptions of Jewish genealogical records >from Danzig/Gdansk?
JewishGen's Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for volunteers who can
confidently read handwritten Hebrew cursive or German Kurrent-style
script (Suetterlin, etc.), or who can photograph archival documents in
Berlin-Dahlem. These 18th-20th century records include vital records,
censuses, narrative documents (marriage concessions, property
concessions, contracts, disputes), synagogue seat records, and others.
Please email me for more details if you might be interested.

Logan Kleinwaks, Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
near Washington, D.C. kleinwaks@...

German SIG #Germany Volunteers needed (Danzig/Gdansk) #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Are you interested in volunteering to transcribe or proofread
transcriptions of Jewish genealogical records >from Danzig/Gdansk?
JewishGen's Danzig/Gdansk SIG is looking for volunteers who can
confidently read handwritten Hebrew cursive or German Kurrent-style
script (Suetterlin, etc.), or who can photograph archival documents in
Berlin-Dahlem. These 18th-20th century records include vital records,
censuses, narrative documents (marriage concessions, property
concessions, contracts, disputes), synagogue seat records, and others.
Please email me for more details if you might be interested.

Logan Kleinwaks, Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
near Washington, D.C. kleinwaks@...

ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Dave Lichtenstein
 

I've posted what I believe to be a petition letter by my late maternal
Grandmother Esther Heringman (nee Stein) to the appropriate authorities
(translation required) in Brzesc Kujaswki to reconstitute her parent's
marriage certificate and her birth certificate.

The letter is in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at
the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75146

I understand that the original records were apparently taken from
Brzesc-Kujawski to Berlin following the Nazi invasion of Germany.

I kindly ask for a translation of every word on this page.

Many thanks in advance.
Dave Lichtenstein
Located in Sydney, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Dave Lichtenstein
 

I've posted what I believe to be a petition letter by my late maternal
Grandmother Esther Heringman (nee Stein) to the appropriate authorities
(translation required) in Brzesc Kujaswki to reconstitute her parent's
marriage certificate and her birth certificate.

The letter is in Polish for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at
the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75146

I understand that the original records were apparently taken from
Brzesc-Kujawski to Berlin following the Nazi invasion of Germany.

I kindly ask for a translation of every word on this page.

Many thanks in advance.
Dave Lichtenstein
Located in Sydney, Australia

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.

The JewishGen Discussion Group

Avraham Groll
 


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Here are the group Email Addresses
Stay tuned!


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JewishGen.org

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646.437.4326 agroll@...

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Searching for Irwin and Carol FRIEDMAN - probably in Durban #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

I would like to make contact with my relatives, Irwin and Carol (nee
MARGOLIS) FRIEDMAN, who by last report were living in Durban.
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Searching for Irwin and Carol FRIEDMAN - probably in Durban #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

I would like to make contact with my relatives, Irwin and Carol (nee
MARGOLIS) FRIEDMAN, who by last report were living in Durban.
Thanks,
Jules Feldman
Kibbutz Yizreel

Seeking proof of year of arrival in South Africa #southafrica

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Team,

A cousin-in-law arrived in South Africa probably sometime between 1918 and
1928. She would have travelled >from Memel Germany / Klaipeda Lithuania.

I would like to obtain any documentation that provides evidence of her
journey, or of her year of arrival in S.A.

Where would I look for such documentation? Do the S. A. Archives (NAAIRS or
other?) hold arrival records? Or perhaps marriage or other documentation
gives evidence of year of arrival in South Africa?

I would greatly appreciate your help in any form.

Many thanks and best wishes, Joyaa

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg,
Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Seeking proof of year of arrival in South Africa #southafrica

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Team,

A cousin-in-law arrived in South Africa probably sometime between 1918 and
1928. She would have travelled >from Memel Germany / Klaipeda Lithuania.

I would like to obtain any documentation that provides evidence of her
journey, or of her year of arrival in S.A.

Where would I look for such documentation? Do the S. A. Archives (NAAIRS or
other?) hold arrival records? Or perhaps marriage or other documentation
gives evidence of year of arrival in South Africa?

I would greatly appreciate your help in any form.

Many thanks and best wishes, Joyaa

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
___________________________
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, ZESMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, TSOUZMER etc,
MARCUS, DAVIDOFF in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel
SCHORR, SCHERZER, JURIS and DAWID in Buckaczowce, Ottynia, Nadworna, and
Kolomyya
KEMPNER in Berlin, Lodz, Warszawa and London
LEVY, BADER in Berlin, Schwerin, Friedeberg
and GERSON, SIDERSKY, FREED, RIMAN in Gumbinnen, Leipzig, Koenigsberg,
Danzig, Berlin, Vilnius, Sirvintos and South Africa

Cemetery projects progress #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello JewishGeners,

I want to update you on a progress with Cemetery projects for the
Bessarabia/Moldova region.

- Lipkany, Phase2 - Clearing paths, cleaning, etc. - completed, first reading is in
progress. Additional 1,000 burial records with photos will be added, hopefully in
November-December of this year

- Kishinev Jewish Cemetery,
--Sector 5, photographing is done, indexing is at the last stage. New 2,700
burial records with photos will be added shortly in September-October of this year
--Sector 1, 3, 6 - photographing is in progress

- Vadu-lui-Vlad (Dombrovitsa) - photographing is completed. 45 burial records,
but only several with readable inscriptions. Will be send to JOWBR in
September of this year. This cemetery will need Phase2 - clearing paths,
cleaning, etc. It will be scheduled for spring 2020

- Beltsy Jewish Cemetery - we already have about 4,000 burial records mostly
with photos, and I received about 500+ photos, and now we need to do a
"second" reading to send this set to JOWBR, hopefully in November of this year

- Ataki Jewish Cemetery - Phase2 - clearing paths, cleaning, etc. - work for
Phase2 is planned for Spring of 2020

- Vila Mariana, San Paulo, Brazil, Jewish cemetery. We got the names of people
buried in that cemetery who is >from Bessarabia (no photos). About 500 burial
records will be sent to JOWBR in October of this year

- there are a number of Jewish cemeteries planning to photograph in 2019-2020:
Klishkivtsi, Rishkany, Teleneshty - new cemetery, Vertujeni, Zguritsa...

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We may need help in translating the inscriptions >from Hebrew, Russian. Also
please consider to donate to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery project.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Cemetery projects progress #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello JewishGeners,

I want to update you on a progress with Cemetery projects for the
Bessarabia/Moldova region.

- Lipkany, Phase2 - Clearing paths, cleaning, etc. - completed, first reading is in
progress. Additional 1,000 burial records with photos will be added, hopefully in
November-December of this year

- Kishinev Jewish Cemetery,
--Sector 5, photographing is done, indexing is at the last stage. New 2,700
burial records with photos will be added shortly in September-October of this year
--Sector 1, 3, 6 - photographing is in progress

- Vadu-lui-Vlad (Dombrovitsa) - photographing is completed. 45 burial records,
but only several with readable inscriptions. Will be send to JOWBR in
September of this year. This cemetery will need Phase2 - clearing paths,
cleaning, etc. It will be scheduled for spring 2020

- Beltsy Jewish Cemetery - we already have about 4,000 burial records mostly
with photos, and I received about 500+ photos, and now we need to do a
"second" reading to send this set to JOWBR, hopefully in November of this year

- Ataki Jewish Cemetery - Phase2 - clearing paths, cleaning, etc. - work for
Phase2 is planned for Spring of 2020

- Vila Mariana, San Paulo, Brazil, Jewish cemetery. We got the names of people
buried in that cemetery who is >from Bessarabia (no photos). About 500 burial
records will be sent to JOWBR in October of this year

- there are a number of Jewish cemeteries planning to photograph in 2019-2020:
Klishkivtsi, Rishkany, Teleneshty - new cemetery, Vertujeni, Zguritsa...

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We may need help in translating the inscriptions >from Hebrew, Russian. Also
please consider to donate to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery project.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

JGS of Maryland September 22, 2019, program announcement #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Stephen Morse
Title: "One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools"
Date and Time: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
when Stephen P. Morse presents our next program: "One-Step Webpages: A
Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools."

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in
the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterward, it was expanded to help
with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years, it has continued to
evolve and today includes about 300 web-based tools divided into 16
separate categories, ranging >from genealogical searches to
astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on eBay. This
presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the
highlights of each one.

Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has
received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding
Contribution Award >from the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit >from the National Genealogical
Society, first-ever Excellence Award >from the Association of
Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce
from Polish genealogical societies.
In his other life, Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate
degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research,
development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical
papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best
known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's
Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years
ago.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates
and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland September 22, 2019, program announcement #general

Susan Steeble
 

Speaker: Stephen Morse
Title: "One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools"
Date and Time: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
when Stephen P. Morse presents our next program: "One-Step Webpages: A
Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools."

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in
the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterward, it was expanded to help
with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years, it has continued to
evolve and today includes about 300 web-based tools divided into 16
separate categories, ranging >from genealogical searches to
astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on eBay. This
presentation will describe the range of tools available and give the
highlights of each one.

Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website, for which he has
received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding
Contribution Award >from the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit >from the National Genealogical
Society, first-ever Excellence Award >from the Association of
Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce
from Polish genealogical societies.
In his other life, Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate
degree in electrical engineering. He has held various research,
development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical
papers, written four textbooks, and holds four patents. He is best
known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today's
Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution nearly 40 years
ago.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Please check our web site at www.jgsmd.org for late updates
and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations
Baltimore, MD

Important News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Important News for Purchasers of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Yizkor Books - More Yizkor Books indexed #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Indices into more of our
publications. Additionally we have placed on the web links to
printable files for those who have already purchased our titles.

Please find these words in the announcement of the book on the YBIP page:

https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

"Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book.
If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert
into the back of the book."

You can then print the index pages and insert into the back of your book.

New orders for our books will have these pages already included.

The remaining books without indices will have them included in the near future.

The indexing work was carried out by a team of 20 volunteers led by Susan Rosin.

Even if you have not purchased the Yizkor Book of your ancestral
shtetl, look over the index to see if any of your family names appear.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

Our memories of Phyllis Kramer z"l #warsaw #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

The JRI-Poland family is saddened in learning of the passing of Phyllis Kramer z"l, a long-time friend of and volunteer for our organization.

Others have rightly lauded her devotion to Jewish family history and genealogy, and her efforts to help on many levels. Phyllis truly set a high mark and left a legacy that we might all try to emulate in one way or another, to the best of our ability.

On a personal level, I have been a witness to Phyllis' passion, intelligence and bottomless commitment for and to the Jewish genealogical world, serving with her on an advisory board, working on a few of her educational projects and, of course, as a JRI-Poland town leader. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes and those warm hugs at the annual conferences.

May the memory of Phyllis be for a blessing.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #warsaw #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@... .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories

Translation Requests Russian/Polish #warsaw #poland

Nomi Waksberg <nwaksberg@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM75042

Records in Polish
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72181
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72155
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72064


Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Your time and support is appreciated.
Thank you very much.

Nomi Fishenfeld Waksberg

Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Our memories of Phyllis Kramer z"l #warsaw #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

The JRI-Poland family is saddened in learning of the passing of Phyllis Kramer z"l, a long-time friend of and volunteer for our organization.

Others have rightly lauded her devotion to Jewish family history and genealogy, and her efforts to help on many levels. Phyllis truly set a high mark and left a legacy that we might all try to emulate in one way or another, to the best of our ability.

On a personal level, I have been a witness to Phyllis' passion, intelligence and bottomless commitment for and to the Jewish genealogical world, serving with her on an advisory board, working on a few of her educational projects and, of course, as a JRI-Poland town leader. I will miss the sparkle in her eyes and those warm hugs at the annual conferences.

May the memory of Phyllis be for a blessing.

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Be Inspired by Three New Success Stories! #poland #warsaw

Nancy Siegel
 

What do old Jewish New Year's postcards >from Pinsk, school records
from Dubno dated 1846, and a young girl >from Rimalov standing alone on
a Philadelphia dock in 1904 have in common? They are the inspirations
for three moving success stories recently published to our website.

You can access these accounts >from the "About Us" button on the
website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

Postcards >from Pinsk:
A ViewMate Success Story
By Linda Ewall Krocker

Through a Ukrainian Brick Wall
By Shirley Ginzburg

What if it Hadn't Happened This Way?
My Grandmother's Arrival in America
By Marilyn Goldenberg Gelber

Thank you to the authors who shared their stories with us, and to our
Success! Stories Webmaster and Associate Editor, Richard Baum. We
encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at:
success@... .

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Editor, JewishGen's Success! Stories