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NYPL opens up some databases for remote use for library card holders

Bob Kosovsky
 

During the period that all NYPL branches and research centers are closed,
NYPL has arranged for some databases that are normally only available
within the buildings to be accessible remotely with your library card/pin.
The titles shown below can be accessed from the databases page
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases or from the links
below:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-dat…/academic-search-premier

Ancestry
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-da…/ancestry-library-edition

Business Source Complete
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articl…/business-source-premier-ebsco

Credo Reference
* https://www.nypl.org/col…/articles-databases/credo-reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library
* https://www.nypl.org/…/artic…/gale-virtual-reference-library

JSTOR
* https://www-jstor-org.i.ezproxy.nypl.org/

The New York Times 1980-present
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles…/new-york-times-1980-present

The New York Times, 1851-2016
* https://www.nypl.org/…/proquest-historical-newspapers-new-y…

Newspapers.com
* https://www.nypl.org/node/496043

Oxford Reference Online
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-dat…/oxford-reference-online

ProQuest Research Library
* https://www.nypl.org/…/articles-d…/proquest-research-library

Readex Databases, including America’s Historical Newspapers
*
https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/alpha%3D%26subject%3D0%26location%3D0%26audience%3D0%26language%3D0%26keyword%3Dreadex%26limit%3D0

Wall Street Journal, 1889-present
* https://www.nypl.org/…/a…/wall-street-journal-1984-present-0


Bob Kosovsky
New York City


Political Geography Question... #israel

David Rosner
 

In 1761, what was the name (of the Area) used for where Israel is TODAY...?

Ottoman Empire...??

Something Else...??

David Rosner
Los Angeles, CA


JGS Montreal April 6th lecture meeting cancelled

Andreas Schwab
 

In order to protect our members and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our April 6th lecture meeting has been cancelled. This cancellations follows the directive of Federation CJA and the advice of government health ministries. We will inform you when the situation changes.


Re: (Belgium) Historians Quit Belgium's Holocaust Museum over Anti-Israel Activist Being Honored

Marcel Apsel
 

I am following the discussion about 9 professors quitting the Scientific Counsel of the holocaust museum of Mechelen (Belgium).  All this started when the Belgian authorities wanted the original Dossin Barrack museum (which was meant to show and remember all activities about the holocaust and the resistance in Belgium during World War II), to be transformed through a new building opposite the Dossin Barrack itself into a place of activity where it should be possible to discuss all genocides over the world including racism.  The idea itself is good, but plenty of people believed this should be done through a different museum and not in the museum of Mechelen.  They were afraid that in the long run the holocaust (Jewish genocide), which is the main purpose of its existence would become a small part of its activities.  Nathan Ramat, who was the founder and first chairman of the Dossin Barrack museum told me, off record,  about 10 years ago, that the authorities intended to transform the original goal of the museum into a general genocide museum, The board at that time had to accept this,  if the Dossin Barrack museum wanted  to get financial funds.  And so it happened.  Nathan Ramet, who was knighted by the king of Belgium for his activities for talking about the holocaust, passed away about 8 years ago.  If he knows what happens now, he will turn around in his grave, being an Auschwitz survivor. 

The Anti-Israel Activist Brigitte Herremans, who will always criticize Israel and always defend Hamas will (in)directly give occasion to some severe anti-Israel activists to consider the Israelis as Nazi Germans in order to promote the conflict into a Palestinian holocaust.  The fact that Brigitte Herremans was supposed to get a honorary degree for her activities in the premises of the museum  is a bridge too far.  It would be the same thing as putting a wolf in the middle of a cattle of sheep.  Therefore the board of directors intervened and refused to have the ceremony for Brigitte Herremans to take place in the premises of the museum.  That therefore 9 professors withdraw their membership of the scientific board of the museum is their problem.  Most of those professors consider the holocaust as a personal interest of history without taking in consideration of sensitivities of survivors and their descendants in Belgium, Israel and the rest of the world.   

Has this any influence on Jewish genealogical research.  I really do not know, but on the long run it maybe can have an impact on the activities of the museum including further research of information of the holocaust in Belgium.

 

Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Pieter Hoekstra
 

Alan, it looks fine to me this morning.

If you are still having trouble you can email your gedcom to; ftjpsubmissions@...

 


Name Indices added to most Yizkor-Books-in-Print Books #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 
Edited

JewishGen.org is pleased to announce that indices of
family names of people mentioned in Yizkor Books have  been added to most
books. Further everyone can access these Name Indices by opening the
Yizkor-Books-In-Print web page
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and near the bottom of
each book noice there is a link to access the Name list.

It says:
"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."

We are pleased to add this feature.

Joel Alpert
Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print project
JewishGen.org


Re: Great-grandfather Saul Isaiah BERALL from Romania #romania

Sam Wolff
 

Just to let you know that re Isaiah Abramovich, you might consider searching for Abramovici, as the name appears in the Craiova burial registry (but no Isaiah).
Sam Wolff
Jerusalem


Re: JewishGen & Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) #general #JewishGenUpdates

Pierre HAHN
 



On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 4:43 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

Dear JewishGen Community,

During these troubling times, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and hope that this crisis will pass quickly.

As a grass-roots organization fueled by volunteers who contribute so much of their time and resources, we are continuously monitoring the situation as it manifests throughout the world.

While we are not currently anticipating any significant operational disruptions, I would like to address two points that have been raised:

  1. With regard to our Future Scholars Fellowship Program (https://www.JewishGen.org/Fellowship) scheduled to take place this summer in Poland, we are carefully monitoring the rapidly changing situation, and have extended the application process through April 1st. We will make an additional announcement at that time. 
  2. With regard to annual donations of $100+ that are due in the next few weeks, we encourage you to please renew online (https://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/) in order to continue your access to enhanced search features, and not via check. Should our corporate offices in NYC (based at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, of which JewishGen is an affiliate), be closed for any length of time, this will allow us to ensure accounts are updated in a timely fashion. Nevertheless, if checks are the preferred method, please email us at support@... so we can proactively update your account. 

What can you do in the meantime?

If you have not already done so, consider becoming more involved with JewishGen by joining our JewishGen Discussion Group (https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main). 

  • If you are a beginner - the discussion groups give you an opportunity to seek information and guidance from thousands of JewishGen members throughout the world.
  • If you are a more experienced researcher - you can provide critical assistance to those in need.

We will be sending additional information should the need present itself. In the meantime, if we can ever be of help, please contact support@...

Thank you for being part of the JewishGen community, and helping so many people experience the richness of our shared Jewish heritage, and collective Jewish roots. Let us pray that this current pandemic will soon become a fading memory, and that all those affected will have a quick and easy recovery.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director
JewishGen.org

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Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco


Re: (Belgium) Historians Quit Belgium's Holocaust Museum over Anti-Israel Activist Being Honored

jbonline1111@...
 

Jan regularly posts information of general interest to genealogists on this forum.  I am grateful that she does.
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Alan Ehrlich
 

Right, I was able to do a search in FTJP. However, when I attempted to upload a gedcom just now, all that I received for my effort was an error message:



What's up?

Kind regards,
Alan Ehrlich
JGen N° 6925
Geneva, Switzerland


Re: Sadovnick-Belfer family history

hccolby@...
 

My aunt was Dorothy Savodnick, born 1923, died 2001. (New York)


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Gary Mokotoff
 

 

The Family Tree of the Jewish People still exists. With the redesign of the JewishGen home page, it just takes an additional step.

 

From the home page, click “Search.” The header portion of the search page is similar to the old JewishGen home page. Now click the “Databases” dropdown menu to expose the link to the Family Tree of the Jewish People.

 

Gary Mokotoff


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Nicole Heymans
 

From the JewishGen home page,
https://www.jewishgen.org/new/
a click on search takes you to a search form. Above the form are several buttons; click on "databases", FTJP is still there.
However activity seems to be at a standstill. I sent an uppdate of my GedCom last July and it hasn't yet been posted.

Good luck, fingers crossed.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium


Family Search Libraries and Corona Viruses

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

David Rencher, Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer, Family Search noticed that effective Friday March 13 at 5:00PM the Family History Library in Salt Lake City is closed until further notice to support preventive efforts to control the spread of the CoronaVirus. 

 

The regional FamilySearch centers and libraries have been asked to consider the direction of their local and government leaders, and then make informed decisions about temporary closures.

It is recommended if you plan to visit a FamilySearch center soon to call ahead to ensure it is open at the regular times.

 

The resources on https://www.FamilySearch.org  are still available.  During the time the Family History Library is closed, personal assistance will continue to be provided online through FamilySearch Community (see video) and Family History Library Classes and Webinars.

 

To see a list of FamilySearch Centers and Libraries with temporary closures see:

https://media.familysearch.org/family-history-library-closure/

The list may not be comprehensive and others may be added.


To find a FamilySearch history center and affiliate libraries worldwide see:

https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/

The map does not indicate if the Family Search center/library is closed due to the Corona Virus but does have the local telephone number and addresses available.

 

Remember to call ahead if you are planning on visiting a FamilySearch center.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Family Search Libraries and Corona Viruses

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

David Rencher, Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer, Family Search noticed that effective Friday March 13 at 5:00PM the Family History Library in Salt Lake City is closed until further notice to support preventive efforts to control the spread of the CoronaVirus. 

 

The regional FamilySearch centers and libraries have been asked to consider the direction of their local and government leaders, and then make informed decisions about temporary closures.

It is recommended if you plan to visit a FamilySearch center soon to call ahead to ensure it is open at the regular times.

 

The resources on https://www.FamilySearch.org  are still available.  During the time the Family History Library is closed, personal assistance will continue to be provided online through FamilySearch Community (see video) and Family History Library Classes and Webinars.

 

To see a list of FamilySearch Centers and Libraries with temporary closures see:

https://media.familysearch.org/family-history-library-closure/

The list may not be comprehensive and others may be added.


To find a FamilySearch history center and affiliate libraries worldwide see:

https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/

The map does not indicate if the Family Search center/library is closed due to the Corona Virus but does have the local telephone number and addresses available.

 

Remember to call ahead if you are planning on visiting a FamilySearch center.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: (Belgium) Historians Quit Belgium's Holocaust Museum over Anti-Israel Activist Being Honored

Glenda Rubin
 

I just read the guidelines for posting to the group <https://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/rules.htm#Q5.2> and I don't think the content of this message conforms to them. It does not have genealogical-related content.  The news is about Israel government policy in the occupied territories and BDS; a controversial subject that is off-topic for the group.

in my opinion, such posts don't have a place here.

Glenda Rubin
Richmond, CA



On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 4:37 PM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:

Kazerne Dossin

 

 

Kazerne Dossin is Belgium’s Holocaust Memorial Museum and Documentation Center located in Mechelen, Belgium, and is the location where between 1942 and 1944 over 25,000 Jews and 352 Roma and Sinti were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Many of these people were not from Belgium originally but fled there as the war expanded to their  European countries.  Only just over 5% returned. During this time it was known as the SS-Sammellager Mechelen, a Nazi collection and deportation camp.  The Museum was built by constructing the new museum opposite the old barracks, opening in 2012.

 

In late 2019, the then museum director resigned because he felt the daily management was focused too much on the Holocaust memorial aspect and not enough on documenting current human rights violations. Earlier this month 10 historians stepped down in protest of canceling an event honoring a vocal Israel critic. Brigitte Herremans, an activist who has called on the European Union to sanction Israel and its citizens, and has accused Israel’s supporters of “inflating anti-Semitism” to deflect criticism, was set to be honored as an “ambassador of peace” by the Catholic aid group Pax Christi.  The Board of Kazerne Dossin suggested it would continue to resist initiatives that it believes will dilute its core mission of commemorating the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators against Jews and other victims.

 

In full disclosure I have visited this museum in 2012 and IAJGS had as a speaker at one of its conference’s the then director of the Museum.

 

The website for the Museum is: https://www.kazernedossin.eu/EN/Museumsite/Museum/Inleiding

Their Documentation Center is https://beeldbank.kazernedossin.eu/ The Site is available in Dutch and English. Click on search key.  If you would like to consult the archive or the library you need to submit a research statement. The form is downloadable

at: https://www.kazernedossin.eu/EN/Museumsite/Documentatiecentrum/Archief-leeszaal

 

This is not the only Holocaust Museum that has undergone similar controversy. Last year the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports, “the director of Berlin’s Jewish museum resigned after the museum tweeted a link to an article defending the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel that the German parliament declared to be anti-Semitic the previous month. The Jewish museum of  Munich was accused last July of libeling Israel in an exhibition that suggested that it is an occupying force.”

 

To read more see:  https://www.jta.org/2020/03/12/global/lawmakers-worry-about-the-future-of-belgiums-holocaust-museum-after-historians-resign-in-israel-spat

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


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Glenda Rubin
San Francisco Bay Area
Researching: STRYZEWSKI, STRAUSS, JANOFSKY, JANOFF, OBODOV, WERNICK, GREENBERG, KROCHAK. Shtetls: Lipovets, Ilintsy, Pliskov, Starokonstantinov, Krasilov


Re: Family Tree of the Jewish People

Fred Half
 

It is not a direct link. From the new Homepage, Go to Search and then to Databases.

Fred

Fred Half
fredhalf@...


Re: JGS of Long Island Meeting cancelled

Judy Salomon
 

The JGS of North Jersey has also cancelled its meeting scheduled for March 22nd.
Judy Salomon
Membership VP
JGS of North Jersey

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Judith Salomon
VP of Membership, JGS of North Jersey
FREUND Pruchnik, FELDMAUS Lezajnsk
SULTAN, Husiatyn, GOLDBERG Mostiska
SALOMON, HIRSCH, THAL Neumagen, Germany


Great-grandfather Saul Isaiah BERALL from Romania #romania

edibl1@...
 

Shalom!
I’m asking for help finding information regarding my great-grandparents Sal BERALL and Frieda ABRAMOWITZ, who emigrated from what soon became Romania to NYC, USA in 1887. Their respective father’s names in Romania were Eliya David BERALL and Isaiah ABRAMOWITZ. This was while Romanian principalities were still under nominal Ottoman suzerainty, but also considered part of Austria-Hungary by some US immigration officials. Thanks for your help!

Erik Berall


JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Cancels April 6 Meeting

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Board of Directors of the JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) has cancelled the scheduled April 6 program, the movie Sepharad due to concerns over our members and attendees possible exposure due to  the Coronavirus.


We will look month-to-month about whether we hold our meetings and will announce that shortly before the meeting date.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

President, JGSCV