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Re: World War I Photos in the Baltics #general

Michael Shade
 

Fantastic photos! "Private and military archive fotos of a German officer during
WWI. A lot of them unpublished yet. The photographer: Erwin Biesenbach"

The starting point for the full Set is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65817306@N00/sets/486575/

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK

Ann Rabinowitz <arabinow@...> wrote:

A fascinating look at what was going on during World War I in the Baltics when
the Germans invaded the area can be found on the following site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65817306@N00/128874131/in/set-486575/.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: World War I Photos in the Baltics #general

Michael Shade
 

Fantastic photos! "Private and military archive fotos of a German officer during
WWI. A lot of them unpublished yet. The photographer: Erwin Biesenbach"

The starting point for the full Set is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65817306@N00/sets/486575/

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK

Ann Rabinowitz <arabinow@...> wrote:

A fascinating look at what was going on during World War I in the Baltics when
the Germans invaded the area can be found on the following site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65817306@N00/128874131/in/set-486575/.

Feb 1 JewishGen Class "Exploring the JewishGen Website" #general

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer "Exploring the JewishGen Website" Feb 1 for two weeks.
The cost is $18.
To register go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education
The emphasis in this course is on using the JewishGen Website. It is a Genealogy
methodology course that is meant to open up the wonders of JewishGen. You will
learn how to search one of the leading resources for Jewish genealogy. This is not
a course on how to further your personal family history, but a class with daily
lessons that lead you to make faster, more economical searches in the sometimes
unfathomable depths of JewishGen.

Address your questions to < jewishgen-education@... >.

Nancy Holden
Instruction Manager

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Feb 1 JewishGen Class "Exploring the JewishGen Website" #general

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen will offer "Exploring the JewishGen Website" Feb 1 for two weeks.
The cost is $18.
To register go to http://www.jewishgen.org/education
The emphasis in this course is on using the JewishGen Website. It is a Genealogy
methodology course that is meant to open up the wonders of JewishGen. You will
learn how to search one of the leading resources for Jewish genealogy. This is not
a course on how to further your personal family history, but a class with daily
lessons that lead you to make faster, more economical searches in the sometimes
unfathomable depths of JewishGen.

Address your questions to < jewishgen-education@... >.

Nancy Holden
Instruction Manager

FEDERGREEN from Krakow (1866)? #galicia

Allen Koenigsberg
 

Hello,

Am very glad to learn of this specific source for information on
Galician roots.

I am researching the family tree of Nathan FEDERGRUN (Federgreen).
Family tradition claims that he lived in Krakow >from his birth in
c. 1845, and came to the US in 1866 (but ship unknown). He became
a successful merchant in the Catskills and married Sarah Kridel of/in
Newark, NJ in Nov. 1874. He then lived in the NYC area until 1922
and is buried at Mt Neboh Cemetery.

His adopted 'son,' Berlett F. Green, built a department store (clothing)
in Liberty, NY, which still stands (after the 1913 fire). That
relationship is still very much a puzzle.

Anyway, I'd be grateful for any further details on Nathan's arrival in
America (or related info).

Allen

Allen Koenigsberg
Brooklyn, NY
email: allenamet@...

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia FEDERGREEN from Krakow (1866)? #galicia

Allen Koenigsberg
 

Hello,

Am very glad to learn of this specific source for information on
Galician roots.

I am researching the family tree of Nathan FEDERGRUN (Federgreen).
Family tradition claims that he lived in Krakow >from his birth in
c. 1845, and came to the US in 1866 (but ship unknown). He became
a successful merchant in the Catskills and married Sarah Kridel of/in
Newark, NJ in Nov. 1874. He then lived in the NYC area until 1922
and is buried at Mt Neboh Cemetery.

His adopted 'son,' Berlett F. Green, built a department store (clothing)
in Liberty, NY, which still stands (after the 1913 fire). That
relationship is still very much a puzzle.

Anyway, I'd be grateful for any further details on Nathan's arrival in
America (or related info).

Allen

Allen Koenigsberg
Brooklyn, NY
email: allenamet@...

Why put it online, in particular why blog? #galicia

Israel P
 

Since I began putting family information online (leaving out details
about the living), quite a few new branches of my families have fallen
into my net. Generally these are not folks who have a great interest
in their roots, but are perhaps people who in a moment of boredom
google their own names to see what comes up.

For the past year, I have ramped up my online presence with a weekly
blog, allmyforeparents.blogspot.com . One of those blog posts, >from
October, was "Leo Pickholz - Secret Agent?" The only contact I had
who actually knew him was a retired intelligence agent in Florida.

I had birth records for Leo and eleven siblings, but aside >from one
child each >from two of those siblings, I had nothing.

Today I heard >from a man in London, who somehow had seen my
post. His grandmother was the sister born before Leo. He remembers
his mother going to visit Leo in his retirement in Lugano Switzerland.
He himself knew others of the siblings - a singer at La Scala in Milan,
a soccer player at Rapide Vienna and others.

We are just getting started. In a few weeks, I'll blog about it. Count
on it.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Why put it online, in particular why blog? #galicia

Israel P
 

Since I began putting family information online (leaving out details
about the living), quite a few new branches of my families have fallen
into my net. Generally these are not folks who have a great interest
in their roots, but are perhaps people who in a moment of boredom
google their own names to see what comes up.

For the past year, I have ramped up my online presence with a weekly
blog, allmyforeparents.blogspot.com . One of those blog posts, >from
October, was "Leo Pickholz - Secret Agent?" The only contact I had
who actually knew him was a retired intelligence agent in Florida.

I had birth records for Leo and eleven siblings, but aside >from one
child each >from two of those siblings, I had nothing.

Today I heard >from a man in London, who somehow had seen my
post. His grandmother was the sister born before Leo. He remembers
his mother going to visit Leo in his retirement in Lugano Switzerland.
He himself knew others of the siblings - a singer at La Scala in Milan,
a soccer player at Rapide Vienna and others.

We are just getting started. In a few weeks, I'll blog about it. Count
on it.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem

JGS Greater Orlando & JCC Greater Orlando - "Beginning Jewish Genealogy - 4 Week Workshop" - Starts February 12 #general

Marlis Humphrey
 

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) and the Jewish
Community Center (JCC) of Greater Orlando for a 4 week workshop, Beginning Jewish
Genealogy.

Have you heard, "They never talked about it" or "What kind of a name is Tauntie
Saucie (i.e. Aunt Sosia)?", or "All the records were destroyed"? With some know how
and persistence, you can find your Jewish ancestors!
We will cover:
Week 1 - Starting the Search
Week 2 - U.S. Census & Other Directories
Week 3 - U.S. Vital Records & More
Week 4 - Bridging to the Old Country

This 4 week class will cover all the essentials to get you started on Jewish family
history research. Each week will include a 90 minute lecture, a small homework
assignment to get you started, and a set of handouts to add to your workbook.

The class will be offered during the morning and repeated in the evening. Sign up
for the morning 4 week sessions or the evening 4 week sessions. Please register no
later than February 5, 2013. Register by calling the JCC at 407-645-5933.

DATE: Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5
TIME: 10:30a.m. or 6:30p.m.
LOCATION: Roth JCC Greater Orlando, Maitland Campus, 851 N. Maitland Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751
COST: Free to JCC and JGSGO members. Non-members $10 fee per week for handouts.

About the Instructors
Lawrence 'Larry' Morrell is Past President of the JGSGO and Adult Education
Director at Temple Israel. Larry is a successful researcher of his own ancestry and
has been a maven to many students of Jewish genealogy. Passionate about capturing
family history before it is lost and engaging our descendants in the process, Larry
is an experienced lecturer and class instructor on Jewish genealogy topics.

Marlis Glaser Humphrey is Vice President of Programs and Publicity for the JGSGO
and a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida State Genealogical Society.
She is co-chair for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
Boston 2013 conference and Membership Development Committee responsible for the
Southeastern U.S. Region. Marlis holds a B.A. in Russian and an M.S. in Management
of Technology. Marlis is a frequent lecturer on Jewish genealogy topics.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit
organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may
join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. For more
information visit our blog at www.jgsgo.blogspot.com or "like" us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/JGSGreaterOrlando .

Contact Information:
Marlis Humphrey
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
jgsgo.programs@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Greater Orlando & JCC Greater Orlando - "Beginning Jewish Genealogy - 4 Week Workshop" - Starts February 12 #general

Marlis Humphrey
 

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) and the Jewish
Community Center (JCC) of Greater Orlando for a 4 week workshop, Beginning Jewish
Genealogy.

Have you heard, "They never talked about it" or "What kind of a name is Tauntie
Saucie (i.e. Aunt Sosia)?", or "All the records were destroyed"? With some know how
and persistence, you can find your Jewish ancestors!
We will cover:
Week 1 - Starting the Search
Week 2 - U.S. Census & Other Directories
Week 3 - U.S. Vital Records & More
Week 4 - Bridging to the Old Country

This 4 week class will cover all the essentials to get you started on Jewish family
history research. Each week will include a 90 minute lecture, a small homework
assignment to get you started, and a set of handouts to add to your workbook.

The class will be offered during the morning and repeated in the evening. Sign up
for the morning 4 week sessions or the evening 4 week sessions. Please register no
later than February 5, 2013. Register by calling the JCC at 407-645-5933.

DATE: Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5
TIME: 10:30a.m. or 6:30p.m.
LOCATION: Roth JCC Greater Orlando, Maitland Campus, 851 N. Maitland Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751
COST: Free to JCC and JGSGO members. Non-members $10 fee per week for handouts.

About the Instructors
Lawrence 'Larry' Morrell is Past President of the JGSGO and Adult Education
Director at Temple Israel. Larry is a successful researcher of his own ancestry and
has been a maven to many students of Jewish genealogy. Passionate about capturing
family history before it is lost and engaging our descendants in the process, Larry
is an experienced lecturer and class instructor on Jewish genealogy topics.

Marlis Glaser Humphrey is Vice President of Programs and Publicity for the JGSGO
and a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida State Genealogical Society.
She is co-chair for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
Boston 2013 conference and Membership Development Committee responsible for the
Southeastern U.S. Region. Marlis holds a B.A. in Russian and an M.S. in Management
of Technology. Marlis is a frequent lecturer on Jewish genealogy topics.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit
organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research
tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may
join JGSGO. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. For more
information visit our blog at www.jgsgo.blogspot.com or "like" us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/JGSGreaterOrlando .

Contact Information:
Marlis Humphrey
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
jgsgo.programs@...

Re: Conconest #poland

Susan&David
 

Looking at the manifest on Ancestry I believe the indexer misread
something that is not the departure port, but looks more like CON ?? DEST.
The entries in the column seem to be connecting flights to the final
destination.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 1/26/2013 10:46 PM, kdspiro@... wrote:

I am trying to decipher a passenger manifest for a 1951 Pan Am flight
to New York. The port of arrival is New York, New York, pretty
straightforward but the port of departure is Conconest.
Does anyone know what or where that is/means?

Thanks,
Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC Canada

SPIRO/SZPIRA - Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie.
SPIRO - New York, Florida. SPIRA - Paris, Mexico, South America, Florida.
RAFELOWICZ - Kielce, Checiny.

JRI Poland #Poland Re: Conconest #poland

Susan&David
 

Looking at the manifest on Ancestry I believe the indexer misread
something that is not the departure port, but looks more like CON ?? DEST.
The entries in the column seem to be connecting flights to the final
destination.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 1/26/2013 10:46 PM, kdspiro@... wrote:

I am trying to decipher a passenger manifest for a 1951 Pan Am flight
to New York. The port of arrival is New York, New York, pretty
straightforward but the port of departure is Conconest.
Does anyone know what or where that is/means?

Thanks,
Kathy Spiro
Smithers, BC Canada

SPIRO/SZPIRA - Kielce, Lodz, Slomniki, Konskie.
SPIRO - New York, Florida. SPIRA - Paris, Mexico, South America, Florida.
RAFELOWICZ - Kielce, Checiny.

World War I Photos in the Baltics #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz
 

A fascinating look at what was going on during World War I in the Baltics
when the Germans invaded the area can be found on the following site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65817306@N00/128874131/in/set-486575/

There are 175 photos of soldiers, bombings, towns, refugees, floods, and
other things which reflect what was occurring when the expulsion of
our ancestors occurred as they were moved further eastward out of the
area.

There is also another link on the site which is located beneath this one
which has the Baltics and other places and has thousands of photos which
you can peruse. The photos show the damage to the towns >from bombings
which our ancestors saw upon their return at the end of the War. There
are also aerial views of some towns and even photos of the German Kaiser
visiting Jelgava during the War. Some towns mentioned are Bauska, Jelgava,
Mazeikiai, Riga, Siauliai, Tartu, Vilkaviskis, Wirballen, to name a few.
Some of these photos show views of towns which are quite priceless.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania World War I Photos in the Baltics #lithuania

Ann Rabinowitz
 

A fascinating look at what was going on during World War I in the Baltics
when the Germans invaded the area can be found on the following site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65817306@N00/128874131/in/set-486575/

There are 175 photos of soldiers, bombings, towns, refugees, floods, and
other things which reflect what was occurring when the expulsion of
our ancestors occurred as they were moved further eastward out of the
area.

There is also another link on the site which is located beneath this one
which has the Baltics and other places and has thousands of photos which
you can peruse. The photos show the damage to the towns >from bombings
which our ancestors saw upon their return at the end of the War. There
are also aerial views of some towns and even photos of the German Kaiser
visiting Jelgava during the War. Some towns mentioned are Bauska, Jelgava,
Mazeikiai, Riga, Siauliai, Tartu, Vilkaviskis, Wirballen, to name a few.
Some of these photos show views of towns which are quite priceless.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...

ViewMate Photographs Translation Request #romania

Alchemedia
 

I have posted handwritten text describing 3 photographs for which I
need a loose translation. It is on ViewMate along with further details
at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25733

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks very much.

Scott Whitman
San Francisco

Romania SIG #Romania ViewMate Photographs Translation Request #romania

Alchemedia
 

I have posted handwritten text describing 3 photographs for which I
need a loose translation. It is on ViewMate along with further details
at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25733

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thanks very much.

Scott Whitman
San Francisco

BARAD and BARD family from Romania 1800s #romania

Naomi Feller <naomifeller@...>
 

Hello!
I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather: Nusan Nula
BARAD. I am the Grandaughter of Nathan BARD and Great Grand
Daughter of Ellyauhu BARAD. BARD who was the son of Nusin Nula BARAD.
If any one has any information at all on either Nusan Nula
and/or Ellyahu BARAD, please contact me privately.

Naomi Bard Feller
BARD, BARAD: Romania

Images from Cities in Romania #romania

Susanna Vendel <wendsu@...>
 

Some beautiful pictures of cities in Romania
http://www.yvettedefrance.com/Photos-du-monde/A1/Roumanie.htm

Enjoy!
Susanna Vendel
Stockholm

Romania SIG #Romania BARAD and BARD family from Romania 1800s #romania

Naomi Feller <naomifeller@...>
 

Hello!
I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather: Nusan Nula
BARAD. I am the Grandaughter of Nathan BARD and Great Grand
Daughter of Ellyauhu BARAD. BARD who was the son of Nusin Nula BARAD.
If any one has any information at all on either Nusan Nula
and/or Ellyahu BARAD, please contact me privately.

Naomi Bard Feller
BARD, BARAD: Romania

Romania SIG #Romania Images from Cities in Romania #romania

Susanna Vendel <wendsu@...>
 

Some beautiful pictures of cities in Romania
http://www.yvettedefrance.com/Photos-du-monde/A1/Roumanie.htm

Enjoy!
Susanna Vendel
Stockholm