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[US] [Maine] Proposed Regulations on Access to Vital Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In 2011 the state of Maine enacted PL 58 see:
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chappdfs/PUBLIC58.pdf

The law established embargo periods for accessing birth, marriage and
death records: 75 years for birth, 25 years for marriage and 50 years for
death. However, if a genealogist registered for a genealogical researcher
card they would not have to wait. The long-awaited proposed regulations
were released today. They are proposed as a replacement of the two existing
chapters (Chapter 4, Public Access to Vital Records and Chapter 8, Release
of Restricted Vital Statistics Data). The current drafted rule consolidates
both of the existing chapters into a new proposed chapter, Release of Vital
Statistics Data, Reports, and Vital Records.

The proposed regulation requires the individual genealogist to apply for a
researcher card - for a fee to be determined by the Vita Statistics
Department - and in addition to proving personal identifying information to
show either be a membership card or letter that they are a current member of
a registered genealogy society. To be registered a genealogy society must
register annually also for a fee to be determined by the Vital Statistics
Department.

As the proposed regulation is not posted on the State Vital Records website
and JewishGen does not permit attachments, to read the proposed regulation
you need to go see the IAJGS Records Access Alert -- a subscription
announcement list where the proposed regulation is attached to an email on
this subject. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation. You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized. To access the archives once you have registered go to: access
the archives- http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The time frame for submitting comments are: Starting Tuesday, November 12,
2013 through Thursday, December 12, 2013, stakeholders and all interested
parties have been allotted a one month timeframe to submit questions,
comments and edits during this informal period.

To submit comments or ask questions send them to:
Theresa Roberts
Rulemaking Coordinator
Data, Research, and Vital Statistics
Division of Public Health Systems
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
244 Water St, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Phone (207) 287-5451
FAX (207) 287-2681
theresa.roberts@maine.gov

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [US] [Maine] Proposed Regulations on Access to Vital Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In 2011 the state of Maine enacted PL 58 see:
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chappdfs/PUBLIC58.pdf

The law established embargo periods for accessing birth, marriage and
death records: 75 years for birth, 25 years for marriage and 50 years for
death. However, if a genealogist registered for a genealogical researcher
card they would not have to wait. The long-awaited proposed regulations
were released today. They are proposed as a replacement of the two existing
chapters (Chapter 4, Public Access to Vital Records and Chapter 8, Release
of Restricted Vital Statistics Data). The current drafted rule consolidates
both of the existing chapters into a new proposed chapter, Release of Vital
Statistics Data, Reports, and Vital Records.

The proposed regulation requires the individual genealogist to apply for a
researcher card - for a fee to be determined by the Vita Statistics
Department - and in addition to proving personal identifying information to
show either be a membership card or letter that they are a current member of
a registered genealogy society. To be registered a genealogy society must
register annually also for a fee to be determined by the Vital Statistics
Department.

As the proposed regulation is not posted on the State Vital Records website
and JewishGen does not permit attachments, to read the proposed regulation
you need to go see the IAJGS Records Access Alert -- a subscription
announcement list where the proposed regulation is attached to an email on
this subject. To register go to:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your affiliation. You will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be
finalized. To access the archives once you have registered go to: access
the archives- http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The time frame for submitting comments are: Starting Tuesday, November 12,
2013 through Thursday, December 12, 2013, stakeholders and all interested
parties have been allotted a one month timeframe to submit questions,
comments and edits during this informal period.

To submit comments or ask questions send them to:
Theresa Roberts
Rulemaking Coordinator
Data, Research, and Vital Statistics
Division of Public Health Systems
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
244 Water St, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Phone (207) 287-5451
FAX (207) 287-2681
theresa.roberts@maine.gov

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Beware of Internet scam #general

Deborah Long <debbietheteacher@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

As some of you know, I have been searching for members of my family
lost in the Shoah for many years. I have numerous references and
pictures of these family members on the Internet, in online
publications, and on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/searchingforMenachim)

I would hope that no one would ever take advantage of my desire to
find relatives, but a recent story by a university professor certainly
made me more alert to that possibility.

I encourage you to read this article and be careful in your
correspondence with strangers:
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/150785/kristallnacht-german-scam#UDBIJs6TaiuUmyx5.01
[MODERATOR NOTE: Shortened URL - http://goo.gl/VNQps6 ]

Debbie Long
Chapel Hill, NC
Searching for my uncle Menachim Yehuda "Moniek" GALAS of Lodz, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please direct responses to this message to Debbie, or consider
responding online in the Tablet comments section.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beware of Internet scam #general

Deborah Long <debbietheteacher@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

As some of you know, I have been searching for members of my family
lost in the Shoah for many years. I have numerous references and
pictures of these family members on the Internet, in online
publications, and on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/searchingforMenachim)

I would hope that no one would ever take advantage of my desire to
find relatives, but a recent story by a university professor certainly
made me more alert to that possibility.

I encourage you to read this article and be careful in your
correspondence with strangers:
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/150785/kristallnacht-german-scam#UDBIJs6TaiuUmyx5.01
[MODERATOR NOTE: Shortened URL - http://goo.gl/VNQps6 ]

Debbie Long
Chapel Hill, NC
Searching for my uncle Menachim Yehuda "Moniek" GALAS of Lodz, Poland

MODERATOR NOTE: Please direct responses to this message to Debbie, or consider
responding online in the Tablet comments section.


Memorial Books of Our Ancestral Towns in English #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print project now has 22 books available for purchase,
including hard-cover versions of Yizkor books >from these towns:

Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Ciechanow, Poland
Czestochowa, Poland
Dzialoszyce, Poland
Jaslo, Poland
Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Navahrudak, Belarus
Orhei, Moldova
Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland
Podhajce, Ukraine
Rozhnyativ, Ukraine
Ruzhany, Belarus
Telekhany, Belarus
Yampol, Ukraine
Zgierz, Poland

These are translations of books originally published in Yiddish and Hebrew
in the 1950s and 1960s by survivors and former residents of these towns and
give an excellent picture of the environment our families came from.

In addition we have published 3 books on LIthuanian Jewish Communities
containing histories and information on 102 Litvak communities by the noted
Litvak historian Josef Rosin.

Further we have published two memoirs dealing with Czestochowa Poland:
"Flight to Survival" and "The Maple Tree Behind the Barbed Wire." Both
fascinating personal memoirs worth reading.

Details on ordering our books can be found on
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

This project is part of the Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen. We publish
books that are fully translated by the Yizkor Books project. We publish
the books at as low a price as possible, so as to be a service to the
Jewish community in retaining the history of our ancestral towns in Europe.
All work is done by volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers who can help with publicity to make our project
more widely known. Please contact me if you can and will help.

Watch for books on these towns in the near future:

Antopol, Belarus
Horodenka, Ukraine
Dokshitz, Belarus
Bacu, Iasi and Podu Iloaiei, Romania
Korczyna, Poland
Drohiczyna, Belarus
Lyubtch and Delyatich, Belarus
Osiek and Novy Zmigrod, Poland
Kamenets, Belarus

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memorial Books of Our Ancestral Towns in English #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print project now has 22 books available for purchase,
including hard-cover versions of Yizkor books >from these towns:

Brzeziny, Poland
Buchach, Ukraine
Ciechanow, Poland
Czestochowa, Poland
Dzialoszyce, Poland
Jaslo, Poland
Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Navahrudak, Belarus
Orhei, Moldova
Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland
Podhajce, Ukraine
Rozhnyativ, Ukraine
Ruzhany, Belarus
Telekhany, Belarus
Yampol, Ukraine
Zgierz, Poland

These are translations of books originally published in Yiddish and Hebrew
in the 1950s and 1960s by survivors and former residents of these towns and
give an excellent picture of the environment our families came from.

In addition we have published 3 books on LIthuanian Jewish Communities
containing histories and information on 102 Litvak communities by the noted
Litvak historian Josef Rosin.

Further we have published two memoirs dealing with Czestochowa Poland:
"Flight to Survival" and "The Maple Tree Behind the Barbed Wire." Both
fascinating personal memoirs worth reading.

Details on ordering our books can be found on
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

This project is part of the Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen. We publish
books that are fully translated by the Yizkor Books project. We publish
the books at as low a price as possible, so as to be a service to the
Jewish community in retaining the history of our ancestral towns in Europe.
All work is done by volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers who can help with publicity to make our project
more widely known. Please contact me if you can and will help.

Watch for books on these towns in the near future:

Antopol, Belarus
Horodenka, Ukraine
Dokshitz, Belarus
Bacu, Iasi and Podu Iloaiei, Romania
Korczyna, Poland
Drohiczyna, Belarus
Lyubtch and Delyatich, Belarus
Osiek and Novy Zmigrod, Poland
Kamenets, Belarus

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


Dr. Andreas Schwab to speak at JGS of Montreal December meeting #germany

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with
the Jewish Public Library is pleased to announce our next program:

JGS of Montreal and GerSIG member: Dr. Andreas Schwab, speaking on:
"Between Assimilation and Annihilation:
Jews in Germany and Their Children"

"After centuries of persecution, Jews became citizens with equal rights
in Germany in 1875. >from this date until 1934, a majority of German
Jews opted to integrate into mainstream society. Many married non-Jews,
but their children did mostly not adhere to the Jewish faith. Taking as an
example my own ancestors, I will guide you on a journey along this path."

The meeting will be held on Monday, December 09, 2013, 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning
Family Tree Workshops - Call the JGS of Montreal Hotline -
24 hours a day: 514-484-0969
We invite you to visit the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/ and find us in Facebook

Merle Kastner, JGS of Montreal, Programming merlek@videotron.ca


German SIG #Germany Dr. Andreas Schwab to speak at JGS of Montreal December meeting #germany

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal, in association with
the Jewish Public Library is pleased to announce our next program:

JGS of Montreal and GerSIG member: Dr. Andreas Schwab, speaking on:
"Between Assimilation and Annihilation:
Jews in Germany and Their Children"

"After centuries of persecution, Jews became citizens with equal rights
in Germany in 1875. >from this date until 1934, a majority of German
Jews opted to integrate into mainstream society. Many married non-Jews,
but their children did mostly not adhere to the Jewish faith. Taking as an
example my own ancestors, I will guide you on a journey along this path."

The meeting will be held on Monday, December 09, 2013, 7:30 pm
Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings

For all information on our upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning
Family Tree Workshops - Call the JGS of Montreal Hotline -
24 hours a day: 514-484-0969
We invite you to visit the JGS of Montreal website:
http://jgs-montreal.org/ and find us in Facebook

Merle Kastner, JGS of Montreal, Programming merlek@videotron.ca


Question for the Moderator #hungary

edelman@...
 

Dear Moderator,

Thanks for your hard work!

With my recent inquiry about a wedding record it seems that a lot of
work has been done unnecessarily -- people were repeating others'
results but one knew it as I requested a private reply. There were some
variations which helped, so this was definitely not all for naught...
and my problem was not the translation but simply reading the script.

I also sent a thank you/end of thread statement at about Wed, 3am
Pacific Time, but I realize that that takes some time to appear.

Am I missing something in formal "engine" of how this all works?

Thanks again,

--
Todd Edelman

<snip>
Skype: toddedelman

edelman@greenidea.eu

Moderator: Although this comment was addressed to your Moderator, it is being
passed on to subscribers because Todd does, in fact, appear to understand how the
discussion lists are intended to work. Responses to a query that is within the
scope of the list (e.g. translation of Hungarian vital records) are posted if the
sender would benefit >from feedback >from subscribers that may also be of interest to
other subscribers. Once responses become duplicative or stray >from the main topic
(e.g. the derivation of Hebrew rather than Hungarian names), the Moderator may stop
the discussion and/or request that additional responses are sent off-list to the
subscriber who posted the original query. Due to the number of different time zones
from which messages are sent and received and the fact that messages are not
always moderated on the day they are received, there may be what appears to be
an inordinate delay between the time a message is sent and when it appears. Your
patience, understanding, and cooperation is always appreciated!
a message is


Hungary SIG #Hungary Question for the Moderator #hungary

edelman@...
 

Dear Moderator,

Thanks for your hard work!

With my recent inquiry about a wedding record it seems that a lot of
work has been done unnecessarily -- people were repeating others'
results but one knew it as I requested a private reply. There were some
variations which helped, so this was definitely not all for naught...
and my problem was not the translation but simply reading the script.

I also sent a thank you/end of thread statement at about Wed, 3am
Pacific Time, but I realize that that takes some time to appear.

Am I missing something in formal "engine" of how this all works?

Thanks again,

--
Todd Edelman

<snip>
Skype: toddedelman

edelman@greenidea.eu

Moderator: Although this comment was addressed to your Moderator, it is being
passed on to subscribers because Todd does, in fact, appear to understand how the
discussion lists are intended to work. Responses to a query that is within the
scope of the list (e.g. translation of Hungarian vital records) are posted if the
sender would benefit >from feedback >from subscribers that may also be of interest to
other subscribers. Once responses become duplicative or stray >from the main topic
(e.g. the derivation of Hebrew rather than Hungarian names), the Moderator may stop
the discussion and/or request that additional responses are sent off-list to the
subscriber who posted the original query. Due to the number of different time zones
from which messages are sent and received and the fact that messages are not
always moderated on the day they are received, there may be what appears to be
an inordinate delay between the time a message is sent and when it appears. Your
patience, understanding, and cooperation is always appreciated!
a message is


Belgium Cemetery Request #france

E Feinstein
 

I am researching the family SIMONS >from Rheydt, Germany.
One of their sons died in France and is buried in a cemetery
in Rixensart, Belgium.

His name was Curt or Kurt SIMONS.
Does anyone have a suggestion of someone who can go to the
cemetery for us?

Please let me know
Eric FEINSTEIN
Clifton, New Jersey


French SIG #France Belgium Cemetery Request #france

E Feinstein
 

I am researching the family SIMONS >from Rheydt, Germany.
One of their sons died in France and is buried in a cemetery
in Rixensart, Belgium.

His name was Curt or Kurt SIMONS.
Does anyone have a suggestion of someone who can go to the
cemetery for us?

Please let me know
Eric FEINSTEIN
Clifton, New Jersey


JGSLI Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our
Sunday, November 24, meeting.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "There's Nothing New Under the Sun Except at the Ukraine SIG"

Speaker: Chuck Weinstein. Chuck is a past president of JGSLI and is
currently the Ukraine SIG's Towns leader.

For years, Ukraine's Jewish vital records have been locked up in the
country's State Archives. Few were filmed by the Mormon Family History
Library and no efforts were made to acquire them. Things have changed
dramatically.

Representatives of the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish
People are filming vital records at several Ukraine state archives. CAJHJP is
working with Ukraine SIG to bring these records to a wider audience.

Chuck Weinstein will tell us more about the records that have been released
and Ukraine SIG's plans to purchase, translate and transcribe them.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Mavens" are available at 1:30
PM to take your genealogy questions.'

For more information please go to our website http://www.jgsli.org

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSLI Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society invites you to join us at our
Sunday, November 24, meeting.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "There's Nothing New Under the Sun Except at the Ukraine SIG"

Speaker: Chuck Weinstein. Chuck is a past president of JGSLI and is
currently the Ukraine SIG's Towns leader.

For years, Ukraine's Jewish vital records have been locked up in the
country's State Archives. Few were filmed by the Mormon Family History
Library and no efforts were made to acquire them. Things have changed
dramatically.

Representatives of the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish
People are filming vital records at several Ukraine state archives. CAJHJP is
working with Ukraine SIG to bring these records to a wider audience.

Chuck Weinstein will tell us more about the records that have been released
and Ukraine SIG's plans to purchase, translate and transcribe them.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Mavens" are available at 1:30
PM to take your genealogy questions.'

For more information please go to our website http://www.jgsli.org

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


ViewMate translation request - Polish:HERTZ #poland

Samuel Hertz <hertz.samuel@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

This is a page >from an ancestors passport, a rough translation would be
greatly appreciated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29579

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Cheers!
Sam Hertz

Researching:
SHINDER- Drahichyn, Belarus
SHORNICK- Drahichyn, Belarus
KOZAK- Grodno, Belarus


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Polish:HERTZ #poland

Samuel Hertz <hertz.samuel@...>
 

Hello Everyone,

This is a page >from an ancestors passport, a rough translation would be
greatly appreciated.

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=29579

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Cheers!
Sam Hertz

Researching:
SHINDER- Drahichyn, Belarus
SHORNICK- Drahichyn, Belarus
KOZAK- Grodno, Belarus


Lomza-Suwalki #poland

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Charna Edelson Duchanov in Jerusalem, Israel asked "Can anyone tell me how
or why Lomza and Suwalki are so closely linked?"

TheSuwalk-Lomza Interest Group provides an excellent detailed
answer to this question on their History/Geography page at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/suwalklomza/History.html >.

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JRI Poland #Poland Lomza-Suwalki #poland

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Charna Edelson Duchanov in Jerusalem, Israel asked "Can anyone tell me how
or why Lomza and Suwalki are so closely linked?"

TheSuwalk-Lomza Interest Group provides an excellent detailed
answer to this question on their History/Geography page at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/suwalklomza/History.html >.

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


unknown children #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

this picture was in the possession of a Holocaust survivor that has died

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29819

We do not know who are the children

the picture may have been >from Kielce county (Klimontow area) or Lodz
[but any other option is also a possibility]

kind regards
Ariel Koby

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


JRI Poland #Poland unknown children #poland

Ariel K <arielvfu@...>
 

this picture was in the possession of a Holocaust survivor that has died

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM29819

We do not know who are the children

the picture may have been >from Kielce county (Klimontow area) or Lodz
[but any other option is also a possibility]

kind regards
Ariel Koby

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

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