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(Bosnia) Digitalization of Bosnian Historical Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives-part of which were
destroyed in the three wars in the last century-- are being digitized by
Balkan experts. This includes records and papers detailing the events
around the trigger of World War I-the assassination
of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo.

James Lyon, a U.S. historian, and former Balkan analyst for the
International Crisis Group think tank, created the Foundation for the
Preservation of Historical Heritage to help digitize the parts of Bosnia's
National Library archives relevant to the Archduke's assassination. The
project has been expanded to include the destruction of National Library's
records and manuscripts in the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo during the
1992-95 war and other recent conflicts. To read more about the Foundation
go to: http://www.fphh.org/

Due to the conflicts, including the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo during
the 1992-95 war, The National Library, the National Museum and five other
museums have been without official status or regular funding. The Foundation
is using equipment borrowed >from FamilySearch to digitize the archives of
the National Library, the Historical Museum and Sarajevo's oldest newspaper,
Oslobodjenje. The Foundation's executive director has said the documents
will become accessible online for everyone interested./ No time frame was
mentioned in the article. Similar projects may be conducted in other across
the region.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/l2bzj8r
Original url:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-bosnia-archives-idUKKBN0GK1BU20140820

The Jewish community of Bosnia was created as a result of the Spanish
Inquisition in the late 1490s and destroyed by the holocaust. The Jewish
community in Bosnia and Herzegovina is over 500 years old and has one of the
oldest and most diverse histories in the former Yugoslav states. In , 20
percent of the population of Sarajevo was Jewish. Today there are less than
1,000 Jews living in Sarajevo and between 1,000-1,500 Jews living in Bosnia.
For more information read: http://tinyurl.com/5jcue7
Original url:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Bosnia) Digitalization of Bosnian Historical Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives-part of which were
destroyed in the three wars in the last century-- are being digitized by
Balkan experts. This includes records and papers detailing the events
around the trigger of World War I-the assassination
of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo.

James Lyon, a U.S. historian, and former Balkan analyst for the
International Crisis Group think tank, created the Foundation for the
Preservation of Historical Heritage to help digitize the parts of Bosnia's
National Library archives relevant to the Archduke's assassination. The
project has been expanded to include the destruction of National Library's
records and manuscripts in the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo during the
1992-95 war and other recent conflicts. To read more about the Foundation
go to: http://www.fphh.org/

Due to the conflicts, including the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo during
the 1992-95 war, The National Library, the National Museum and five other
museums have been without official status or regular funding. The Foundation
is using equipment borrowed >from FamilySearch to digitize the archives of
the National Library, the Historical Museum and Sarajevo's oldest newspaper,
Oslobodjenje. The Foundation's executive director has said the documents
will become accessible online for everyone interested./ No time frame was
mentioned in the article. Similar projects may be conducted in other across
the region.

To read more about this see: http://tinyurl.com/l2bzj8r
Original url:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-bosnia-archives-idUKKBN0GK1BU20140820

The Jewish community of Bosnia was created as a result of the Spanish
Inquisition in the late 1490s and destroyed by the holocaust. The Jewish
community in Bosnia and Herzegovina is over 500 years old and has one of the
oldest and most diverse histories in the former Yugoslav states. In , 20
percent of the population of Sarajevo was Jewish. Today there are less than
1,000 Jews living in Sarajevo and between 1,000-1,500 Jews living in Bosnia.
For more information read: http://tinyurl.com/5jcue7
Original url:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ellis Island hospital tours to begin in October #general

Rich Lowenthal
 

ABC had a report today on the resumption (after 60 years) of tours of the
hospital on Ellis Island. Tour tickets will be available beginning September
25.

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/ellis-island-hospital-tours-coming-october/story?id=25204528
[or http://tinyurl.com/pqdvwdu --Mod.]

Rich Lowenthal
researching DRITZ, MALKIEL, REFOWICH, LEVITAN >from Shavli, GLEICHENHAUS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island hospital tours to begin in October #general

Rich Lowenthal
 

ABC had a report today on the resumption (after 60 years) of tours of the
hospital on Ellis Island. Tour tickets will be available beginning September
25.

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/ellis-island-hospital-tours-coming-october/story?id=25204528
[or http://tinyurl.com/pqdvwdu --Mod.]

Rich Lowenthal
researching DRITZ, MALKIEL, REFOWICH, LEVITAN >from Shavli, GLEICHENHAUS


Viewmate Request - Translation of Hebrew/Yiddish Handwritten Text #poland

Pete T <peterdt1@...>
 

I am requesting a translation of what appears to be either handwritten
Hebrew or Yiddish text. The ViewMate number is 35418.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=35418

Any help with this would be appreciated!

Pete Tanner
Safety Harbor, FL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Request - Translation of Hebrew/Yiddish Handwritten Text #poland

Pete T <peterdt1@...>
 

I am requesting a translation of what appears to be either handwritten
Hebrew or Yiddish text. The ViewMate number is 35418.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/responselist.asp?key=35418

Any help with this would be appreciated!

Pete Tanner
Safety Harbor, FL

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


family name Davick / Davik #lithuania

Peter Lynch
 

I am trying to find information on my great-grandmother. We believe
her family name was Davick / Davik or some variation of this name. If
anyone can tell me anything about this name or even if it is likely a
Jewish surname. She immigrated to the United States in 1892

Peter Lynch
Manchester, Michigan, United States


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania family name Davick / Davik #lithuania

Peter Lynch
 

I am trying to find information on my great-grandmother. We believe
her family name was Davick / Davik or some variation of this name. If
anyone can tell me anything about this name or even if it is likely a
Jewish surname. She immigrated to the United States in 1892

Peter Lynch
Manchester, Michigan, United States


Records for Vysoka Litovsk from 1897 All Russian Census; obtaining birth certificates from Belarus #belarus

philafrum
 

Dear Genners:

I'm trying to help a friend confirm his lineage so that he can definitively prove
his legitimate claim to an estate.

1)The town in question (as it appears at http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/is
Vysoka Litovsk, Brest gubernia) is Vysoka Litovsk. According to the explanation
at that link, there are only four records available for that town.

Can someone >from Belarus SIG provide the data on those four records to me?

2) Can we obtain birth certificates >from locales in Belarus? If so, how do
we do this?

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Records for Vysoka Litovsk from 1897 All Russian Census; obtaining birth certificates from Belarus #belarus

philafrum
 

Dear Genners:

I'm trying to help a friend confirm his lineage so that he can definitively prove
his legitimate claim to an estate.

1)The town in question (as it appears at http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/is
Vysoka Litovsk, Brest gubernia) is Vysoka Litovsk. According to the explanation
at that link, there are only four records available for that town.

Can someone >from Belarus SIG provide the data on those four records to me?

2) Can we obtain birth certificates >from locales in Belarus? If so, how do
we do this?

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Peter E. Carr #latinamerica

philafrum
 

Genners,

In trying to determine if passenger manifests for immigrants to Cuba during the 1920s and 1930s are available. I came across mention of a Peter Carr in the JewishGen discussion archives. It indicated that he maintains the Cuban Index, "a computer database composed of many different types of records [marriage, death, ship passenger arrivals and departures, burial lists, naturalization lists...airplane passenger arrivals and departures] >from 1840 to 1939" using newspapers announcements and city directories at the Caribbean Historical & Genealogical Journal.

Does anybody know how to reach Mr. Carr? I've seen addresses for the TCI (The Cuban Index) Genealogical Resources in various locations in California but they're not current.

Thanks.

Evan Fishman
Cherry Hill, NJ


Latin America #LatinAmerica Peter E. Carr #latinamerica

philafrum
 

Genners,

In trying to determine if passenger manifests for immigrants to Cuba during the 1920s and 1930s are available. I came across mention of a Peter Carr in the JewishGen discussion archives. It indicated that he maintains the Cuban Index, "a computer database composed of many different types of records [marriage, death, ship passenger arrivals and departures, burial lists, naturalization lists...airplane passenger arrivals and departures] >from 1840 to 1939" using newspapers announcements and city directories at the Caribbean Historical & Genealogical Journal.

Does anybody know how to reach Mr. Carr? I've seen addresses for the TCI (The Cuban Index) Genealogical Resources in various locations in California but they're not current.

Thanks.

Evan Fishman
Cherry Hill, NJ


JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County Meeting Notice September 7, 2014 --All About JewishGen #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim,
on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks,1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Topic: "All About JewishGen"

JewishGen is the primary Internet site for Jewish genealogy, an affiliate of
the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Come hear
a presentation by Warren Blatt on a guide to using JewishGen's most popular
features:
. the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
. JewishGen Communities Database, Discussion Groups
. KehilaLinks websites
. Yizkor Book Project
. ViewMate, and more.

This session will take you step-by-step through the process of using
JewishGen's features: how to search the databases, how to make inquiries,
and how to add your own data.

Speaker: Warren Blatt Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, JewishGen,
(www.jewishgen.org), an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and
founding member and board member of JGSCV. In 2004, Warren received the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Lifetime
Achievement Award. He is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the
Boston Area; and co-author of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Warren
has over 25 years of research experience with Russian and Polish Jewish
records, and is the author of the "JewishGen FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
about Jewish Genealogy," as well as many other JewishGen InfoFiles.

The Schmoozing Corner which is held starting 1:10 PM will be facilitated by
JGSCV founding member and JGSCV Secretary Debra Kay-Blatt.. The Schmoozing
Corner is available If you would like individual insights for your
genealogical pursuits >from an experienced JGSCV member 20 minutes before
each meeting.

5-Minute Genealogical hint: Issie Perel, JGSCV Librarian and board member,
will present the 5-minute genealogical hint on the new listing of our
permanent library books located on the JGSCV website . Issie has put all the
permanent library books into an excel spread sheet which is can be searched
by category, book title, author, etc.

Our traveling library will be available starting at 1:00 PM. To see which
books are in our traveling library see our website under library-traveling:
www.jgscv.org .


The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. There is no
charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25
for an individual and $30 for a family.

For more information, including directions to the meeting please see the
JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County Meeting Notice September 7, 2014 --All About JewishGen #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim,
on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks,1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Topic: "All About JewishGen"

JewishGen is the primary Internet site for Jewish genealogy, an affiliate of
the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Come hear
a presentation by Warren Blatt on a guide to using JewishGen's most popular
features:
. the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF)
. JewishGen Communities Database, Discussion Groups
. KehilaLinks websites
. Yizkor Book Project
. ViewMate, and more.

This session will take you step-by-step through the process of using
JewishGen's features: how to search the databases, how to make inquiries,
and how to add your own data.

Speaker: Warren Blatt Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, JewishGen,
(www.jewishgen.org), an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and
founding member and board member of JGSCV. In 2004, Warren received the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Lifetime
Achievement Award. He is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the
Boston Area; and co-author of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy. Warren
has over 25 years of research experience with Russian and Polish Jewish
records, and is the author of the "JewishGen FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
about Jewish Genealogy," as well as many other JewishGen InfoFiles.

The Schmoozing Corner which is held starting 1:10 PM will be facilitated by
JGSCV founding member and JGSCV Secretary Debra Kay-Blatt.. The Schmoozing
Corner is available If you would like individual insights for your
genealogical pursuits >from an experienced JGSCV member 20 minutes before
each meeting.

5-Minute Genealogical hint: Issie Perel, JGSCV Librarian and board member,
will present the 5-minute genealogical hint on the new listing of our
permanent library books located on the JGSCV website . Issie has put all the
permanent library books into an excel spread sheet which is can be searched
by category, book title, author, etc.

Our traveling library will be available starting at 1:00 PM. To see which
books are in our traveling library see our website under library-traveling:
www.jgscv.org .


The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. There is no
charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25
for an individual and $30 for a family.

For more information, including directions to the meeting please see the
JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, 7 Sept 2014 #general

Emily Garber
 

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 7 September 2014, 1-3 pm. The first
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting after our summer break will be
held at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society campus at 122 E. Culver
Street, Phoenix, Arizona. We will meet in the small house on the east side
(there will be signs directing you to the building).

The first half of the meeting will feature Dr. Lawrence Bell,
Executive Director of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, speaking
with us about AJHS and early Jewish History in Phoenix.

After that we will conduct our usual mentoring session where our more
experienced members help those who have research problems or who just
need a little jump start to their research.

The meeting is open and free to all.

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix JGG
Arizona Jewish Historical Society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, 7 Sept 2014 #general

Emily Garber
 

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 7 September 2014, 1-3 pm. The first
Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting after our summer break will be
held at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society campus at 122 E. Culver
Street, Phoenix, Arizona. We will meet in the small house on the east side
(there will be signs directing you to the building).

The first half of the meeting will feature Dr. Lawrence Bell,
Executive Director of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, speaking
with us about AJHS and early Jewish History in Phoenix.

After that we will conduct our usual mentoring session where our more
experienced members help those who have research problems or who just
need a little jump start to their research.

The meeting is open and free to all.

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix JGG
Arizona Jewish Historical Society


SEPTEMBER's EVENTS REMINDER. "Flesh on the bones". #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Sun 7
2-5 p.m German SIG. General research plus extensive library at Jeanette's
house
RSVP Jeanette at jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com Address will be given.

Tue 9
7.30-10p.m Chilterns & Home Counties Group.
Speaker Dr.Maurice Gleeson "How DNA Can Help Your Family Tree Research"
RSVP Stan at stan@stanrosefamily.com. Meeting to be held at Northwood &
Pinner Liberal Synagogue

Sun 14
2-5 p.m. European Jewish Culture Day
A Workshop for beginners - plus members wanting a genealogical 'wash &
brush up' will also be welcome. Mentors on hand, computers up & running, tea
and biscuits if you're lucky !
This event will be held at the London Jewish Museum 129-131 Albert St.
Camden Town NW1
RSVP Raymond at Raymusik@aol.com

Thur 18
7.30-9 p.m.Education Webinar
Jewish Genealogy around the Commonwealth (For JGSGB Members) On-line
RSVP Jeanette at jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com

Sun 21
3 -5 p.m.Midlands Area Group
A talk by Mr David Bishop >from the new Library of Birmingham on the
facilities now within the Archives, Heritage & Photography area.
RSVP David at djh_119@hotmail.com
To be held at the Birmingham Progressive Synagogue.1 Roseland Way
Birmingham B15 1HD

Sun 21
2.30-5.p.m.South East Essex Group - General Workshop
RSVP Anne at avoceta@hotmail.com
Held at the regular location - Thel Balmoral Community Centre Westcliff

Sun 28
3-6 p.m. JGS' Monthly Sunday Library Session at 33, Seymour Pl. W1 Our
very own Lydia Collins will be in attendance along with other librarians.
Thank you for your support.
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom SEPTEMBER's EVENTS REMINDER. "Flesh on the bones". #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Sun 7
2-5 p.m German SIG. General research plus extensive library at Jeanette's
house
RSVP Jeanette at jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com Address will be given.

Tue 9
7.30-10p.m Chilterns & Home Counties Group.
Speaker Dr.Maurice Gleeson "How DNA Can Help Your Family Tree Research"
RSVP Stan at stan@stanrosefamily.com. Meeting to be held at Northwood &
Pinner Liberal Synagogue

Sun 14
2-5 p.m. European Jewish Culture Day
A Workshop for beginners - plus members wanting a genealogical 'wash &
brush up' will also be welcome. Mentors on hand, computers up & running, tea
and biscuits if you're lucky !
This event will be held at the London Jewish Museum 129-131 Albert St.
Camden Town NW1
RSVP Raymond at Raymusik@aol.com

Thur 18
7.30-9 p.m.Education Webinar
Jewish Genealogy around the Commonwealth (For JGSGB Members) On-line
RSVP Jeanette at jeanette.r.rosenberg@googlemail.com

Sun 21
3 -5 p.m.Midlands Area Group
A talk by Mr David Bishop >from the new Library of Birmingham on the
facilities now within the Archives, Heritage & Photography area.
RSVP David at djh_119@hotmail.com
To be held at the Birmingham Progressive Synagogue.1 Roseland Way
Birmingham B15 1HD

Sun 21
2.30-5.p.m.South East Essex Group - General Workshop
RSVP Anne at avoceta@hotmail.com
Held at the regular location - Thel Balmoral Community Centre Westcliff

Sun 28
3-6 p.m. JGS' Monthly Sunday Library Session at 33, Seymour Pl. W1 Our
very own Lydia Collins will be in attendance along with other librarians.
Thank you for your support.
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


Patronymic Interpretation #ukraine

K. & L. Bertelsen <leah9knud@...>
 

Dear All

Many thanks to everyone who answered my query. I did think that all
three names were derived >from the same source, but didn't understand (or
know enough)
to work out why this happened or if all their ancestors were the same
man? Perhaps they were cousins, or half-brothers - and hence the
differentiation ??

I will be writing to each of you who responded to me separately to
thank you.

One person referred to the Odessa census documents. I have the one for
my GGGF, Perets b. Yakublevich for 1894, but not for the others listed.
Can anyone please tell me are these Odessa census documents available
online anywhere?
Of course with the difficult political situation it may not be possible
anyway to do much more research.

Again, many thanks to everyone who replied. I really do appreciate it.

Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho, Downunder


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Patronymic Interpretation #ukraine

K. & L. Bertelsen <leah9knud@...>
 

Dear All

Many thanks to everyone who answered my query. I did think that all
three names were derived >from the same source, but didn't understand (or
know enough)
to work out why this happened or if all their ancestors were the same
man? Perhaps they were cousins, or half-brothers - and hence the
differentiation ??

I will be writing to each of you who responded to me separately to
thank you.

One person referred to the Odessa census documents. I have the one for
my GGGF, Perets b. Yakublevich for 1894, but not for the others listed.
Can anyone please tell me are these Odessa census documents available
online anywhere?
Of course with the difficult political situation it may not be possible
anyway to do much more research.

Again, many thanks to everyone who replied. I really do appreciate it.

Lorraine Bertelsen
Boho, Downunder

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