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IAJGS Achievement Awards - Call for nominations (due April 17) #unitedkingdom

Renee Steinig
 

The 2013 Achievement Awards Committee of the International Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies invites IAJGS member organizations to
submit nominations for these four prestigious annual awards
recognizing excellence in Jewish genealogy:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy

4. Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

For details on each award, information on the nomination process, and
listings of previous winners, please go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards.html .

We encourage JewishGenners to be part of this process by contacting
IAJGS member societies, to suggest worthy recipients. For a list of
the 72 organizations in 14 countries that make up the IAJGS, see
www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm . Please note that nominations may be
made only by these organizations, not by individuals.

Nominations must be submitted by April 17, 2013, via this web page:
http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.php . (To submit any additional
hard-copy materials -- publications, CDs, etc. -- please see
instructions on the One-Step form.)

The awards will be announced and presented in August, at the 33rd
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
genmaven@...

... for the IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Henry Blumberg (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Logan Kleinwaks (Reston, VA, USA)
Kahlile Mehr (Bountiful, UT, USA)
Mark Nicholls (London, UK)
Renee Stern Steinig (Dix Hills, NY, USA), Chair

JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom IAJGS Achievement Awards - Call for nominations (due April 17) #unitedkingdom

Renee Steinig
 

The 2013 Achievement Awards Committee of the International Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies invites IAJGS member organizations to
submit nominations for these four prestigious annual awards
recognizing excellence in Jewish genealogy:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy

4. Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization of IAJGS

For details on each award, information on the nomination process, and
listings of previous winners, please go to
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards.html .

We encourage JewishGenners to be part of this process by contacting
IAJGS member societies, to suggest worthy recipients. For a list of
the 72 organizations in 14 countries that make up the IAJGS, see
www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm . Please note that nominations may be
made only by these organizations, not by individuals.

Nominations must be submitted by April 17, 2013, via this web page:
http://stevemorse.org/awards/nominate.php . (To submit any additional
hard-copy materials -- publications, CDs, etc. -- please see
instructions on the One-Step form.)

The awards will be announced and presented in August, at the 33rd
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
genmaven@...

... for the IAJGS Achievement Awards Committee

Henry Blumberg (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Logan Kleinwaks (Reston, VA, USA)
Kahlile Mehr (Bountiful, UT, USA)
Mark Nicholls (London, UK)
Renee Stern Steinig (Dix Hills, NY, USA), Chair

more information about exhumation #hungary

michael_perl9@...
 

Dear Tom,
I have come across this before on a couple of occasions in Kozma utca cemetery.
Firstly, you will see a fair few of these >from the 1960s when some graves were transferred >from Ujpest cemetery when they built over that with communist-style apartment blocks. Those who could pay did so to transfer graves.
The other times I have come across this is when a person is reburied next to their family member.Say they died first and there was no plot available close by, I noticed that they would be exhumed and moved to be buried nearby, so it is quite likely that you will find another family member in one of the surrounding graves.
The database >from Kozma utca was digitised with only basic information and the cards at the cemetery contain more information especially if they were originally buried there and moved.
Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Michael Perl
New York


Subject: more information about exhumation?
From: tomk@...
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:11:09 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

i came across an unusual looking entry, on a website that contains
burials information >from hungary (my apologies for the awkward
formatting):

Name of the deceased | Born - Died | Location of cemetery | Plot - Row - Grave
Klein Simonne' exh. | 1946 - 1947 | Kozma utca, Budapest | 40 - 33 - 23

the notation "exh.", exhumed, is unusual, and so is the date of
birth, since it is unlikely that a married woman would be only one
year old. (it's more likely intended to be the date of the first
burial, maybe.)

would anyone know how or where to obtain more information about this
burial, if there is any more information available?


....... tom klein, toronto

Re: Where is Giszing? #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Diane,

I have a book called "Webster's Geographical Dictionary" published in
1949. I tried looking up the town you mentioned, and this is the best
I could do, and may also not be correct:

There is a town listed as Gitschin, which refers the reader to Jicin
(with a carat over the c, and an acute accent over the i.)
The entry for Jicin has Gitschin as the German version of the name,
"Town NE Bohemian prov., W. Czechoslovakia; pop (1930) 11.034; market
center; founded 1302 by Wenceslaus II."

Best,
Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

RESEARCHING:
GOLDMAN in parts of Galicia such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, possibly
Krakow, Poland, who migrated into Kezmarok or Nagy Eor/Nehre/Straszky,
both now in Slovakia.
Also family names of STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, who married into the
GOLDMAN family, and also lived in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcswa, Hungary; Temeswar
(very briefly!), Romania

Hungary SIG #Hungary more information about exhumation #hungary

michael_perl9@...
 

Dear Tom,
I have come across this before on a couple of occasions in Kozma utca cemetery.
Firstly, you will see a fair few of these >from the 1960s when some graves were transferred >from Ujpest cemetery when they built over that with communist-style apartment blocks. Those who could pay did so to transfer graves.
The other times I have come across this is when a person is reburied next to their family member.Say they died first and there was no plot available close by, I noticed that they would be exhumed and moved to be buried nearby, so it is quite likely that you will find another family member in one of the surrounding graves.
The database >from Kozma utca was digitised with only basic information and the cards at the cemetery contain more information especially if they were originally buried there and moved.
Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Michael Perl
New York


Subject: more information about exhumation?
From: tomk@...
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:11:09 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

i came across an unusual looking entry, on a website that contains
burials information >from hungary (my apologies for the awkward
formatting):

Name of the deceased | Born - Died | Location of cemetery | Plot - Row - Grave
Klein Simonne' exh. | 1946 - 1947 | Kozma utca, Budapest | 40 - 33 - 23

the notation "exh.", exhumed, is unusual, and so is the date of
birth, since it is unlikely that a married woman would be only one
year old. (it's more likely intended to be the date of the first
burial, maybe.)

would anyone know how or where to obtain more information about this
burial, if there is any more information available?


....... tom klein, toronto

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Where is Giszing? #hungary

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Diane,

I have a book called "Webster's Geographical Dictionary" published in
1949. I tried looking up the town you mentioned, and this is the best
I could do, and may also not be correct:

There is a town listed as Gitschin, which refers the reader to Jicin
(with a carat over the c, and an acute accent over the i.)
The entry for Jicin has Gitschin as the German version of the name,
"Town NE Bohemian prov., W. Czechoslovakia; pop (1930) 11.034; market
center; founded 1302 by Wenceslaus II."

Best,
Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

RESEARCHING:
GOLDMAN in parts of Galicia such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, possibly
Krakow, Poland, who migrated into Kezmarok or Nagy Eor/Nehre/Straszky,
both now in Slovakia.
Also family names of STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, who married into the
GOLDMAN family, and also lived in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcswa, Hungary; Temeswar
(very briefly!), Romania

Re: more information about exhumation? #hungary

suzucchini@...
 

I don't know about this particular burial.

But my father's cousin was sent to the camps during WWII. She survived the Shoah, only to die on the way home after the war. She originally was buried in Austria.

My Dad's Aunt had survived. She found out the location of her daughter's burial. She had her daughter exhumed and brought home.

The cousin died in 1946 and was buried in Kozma u cemetery later. So certainly this was not unheard of.

I suspect you're right about the two dates referring to death date and then re-burial.

Suzanne Kemeny Riddle

Sent >from my iPhone

On Feb 20, 2013, at 1:11 PM, tom <tomk@...> wrote:

i came across an unusual looking entry, on a website that contains burials information >from hungary (my apologies for the awkward formatting):

Name of the deceased | Born - Died | Location of cemetery | Plot - Row - Grave
Klein Simonne' exh. | 1946 - 1947 | Kozma utca, Budapest | 40 - 33 - 23

the notation "exh.", exhumed, is unusual, and so is the date of birth, since it is unlikely that a married woman would be only one year old. (it's more likely intended to be the date of the first burial, maybe.)

would anyone know how or where to obtain more information about this burial, if there is any more information available?


....... tom klein, toronto

Where is HATTYSPOLLAK ? #hungary

postenhit@...
 

Dear Genners!

In search for my ancestors in former Austro-Hungaria I stumbled over a
place named HATTYSPOLLAK, Hungary, as the origin of one of these
ancestors, but I am unable to locate any such place. Although spelled
the same way in three of the digitalised documents I've found online,
the name seem to have been missread somewhere in the process. My
limited Hungarian skills suggests that it is more likely to read
something like "HATTYAS...???...LAK" -- but what?

I've found a couple of places named HATTYAS, but I don't know what to
do with them. Any help would be appreciated.


Emeric Lewy
Stockholm, Sweden

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: more information about exhumation? #hungary

suzucchini@...
 

I don't know about this particular burial.

But my father's cousin was sent to the camps during WWII. She survived the Shoah, only to die on the way home after the war. She originally was buried in Austria.

My Dad's Aunt had survived. She found out the location of her daughter's burial. She had her daughter exhumed and brought home.

The cousin died in 1946 and was buried in Kozma u cemetery later. So certainly this was not unheard of.

I suspect you're right about the two dates referring to death date and then re-burial.

Suzanne Kemeny Riddle

Sent >from my iPhone

On Feb 20, 2013, at 1:11 PM, tom <tomk@...> wrote:

i came across an unusual looking entry, on a website that contains burials information >from hungary (my apologies for the awkward formatting):

Name of the deceased | Born - Died | Location of cemetery | Plot - Row - Grave
Klein Simonne' exh. | 1946 - 1947 | Kozma utca, Budapest | 40 - 33 - 23

the notation "exh.", exhumed, is unusual, and so is the date of birth, since it is unlikely that a married woman would be only one year old. (it's more likely intended to be the date of the first burial, maybe.)

would anyone know how or where to obtain more information about this burial, if there is any more information available?


....... tom klein, toronto

Hungary SIG #Hungary Where is HATTYSPOLLAK ? #hungary

postenhit@...
 

Dear Genners!

In search for my ancestors in former Austro-Hungaria I stumbled over a
place named HATTYSPOLLAK, Hungary, as the origin of one of these
ancestors, but I am unable to locate any such place. Although spelled
the same way in three of the digitalised documents I've found online,
the name seem to have been missread somewhere in the process. My
limited Hungarian skills suggests that it is more likely to read
something like "HATTYAS...???...LAK" -- but what?

I've found a couple of places named HATTYAS, but I don't know what to
do with them. Any help would be appreciated.


Emeric Lewy
Stockholm, Sweden

Gazetteers #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Here are the names of a couple of terrific gazetteers which have helped me tremendously over the years. Both can be found in many university libraries as well as in Yivo in NY.

Title: Nazvy obci Slovenskej Republiky
Author: Milan Majtan
ISBN: 8022405302

Title: Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary
Author: Jordan Auslander (member of H-Sig)
ISBN: 1886223211

According to Majtan:

Lapispatak is now Ploske in Saris (near Kosice)
Vargony is now Varhanovce in Saris (near Presov)
Opina is also in Saris(near Kosice)

It looks like geographically you are in the right area:))

Best of luck with your research,
Gabi



Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario


Does anyone know the location or modern name of Lapispatak or Vargony both in Hungary prior to World War I? I have checked the town finder on JewishGen but can find no mention of either of these towns. They do appear in the index to "Hungarian Village Finder, Atlas, and Gazetteer for the Kingdom of Hungary" as being in Saros County.

A distant relative, Ignatz Alexander, was born in Lapispatak, Hungary in about 1865. I believe his parents were Marcus Alexander and Hannah Lefkowitz. The family arrived in New York on 22 Nov 1884. I know a great deal of information about this family once they arrived in the United States. I am trying to trace them back to Hungary and, in particular, trying to establish that they were related to my Alexander relatives >from Ofalu, Hungay (now Opina, Slovakia).

Ignatz's first wife, Dora Gr√ľnstein was born in Vargony, Hungary about 1870.

- Miriam Alexander Baker

Hungary SIG #Hungary Gazetteers #hungary

Gabriela Svatos
 

Here are the names of a couple of terrific gazetteers which have helped me tremendously over the years. Both can be found in many university libraries as well as in Yivo in NY.

Title: Nazvy obci Slovenskej Republiky
Author: Milan Majtan
ISBN: 8022405302

Title: Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary
Author: Jordan Auslander (member of H-Sig)
ISBN: 1886223211

According to Majtan:

Lapispatak is now Ploske in Saris (near Kosice)
Vargony is now Varhanovce in Saris (near Presov)
Opina is also in Saris(near Kosice)

It looks like geographically you are in the right area:))

Best of luck with your research,
Gabi



Gabriela Svatos
Richmond Hill, Ontario


Does anyone know the location or modern name of Lapispatak or Vargony both in Hungary prior to World War I? I have checked the town finder on JewishGen but can find no mention of either of these towns. They do appear in the index to "Hungarian Village Finder, Atlas, and Gazetteer for the Kingdom of Hungary" as being in Saros County.

A distant relative, Ignatz Alexander, was born in Lapispatak, Hungary in about 1865. I believe his parents were Marcus Alexander and Hannah Lefkowitz. The family arrived in New York on 22 Nov 1884. I know a great deal of information about this family once they arrived in the United States. I am trying to trace them back to Hungary and, in particular, trying to establish that they were related to my Alexander relatives >from Ofalu, Hungay (now Opina, Slovakia).

Ignatz's first wife, Dora Gr√ľnstein was born in Vargony, Hungary about 1870.

- Miriam Alexander Baker

Translation needed for Polish word in vital document #lithuania

dksoren@...
 

My grandmother's birth certificate is written in Polish. A friend helped
translate, but did not know what "pow" meant. It follows the translated phrase
"resident of Minsk." Does anyone have knowledge of "pow?"

Debbie Soren

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Translation needed for Polish word in vital document #lithuania

dksoren@...
 

My grandmother's birth certificate is written in Polish. A friend helped
translate, but did not know what "pow" meant. It follows the translated phrase
"resident of Minsk." Does anyone have knowledge of "pow?"

Debbie Soren

The Lion Seeker - A titanic novel about Ashkenazi Jews in South Africa #lithuania

HE <heastern@...>
 

Came across this book by chance

The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert:

A titanic novel about LITVAK Ashkenazi Jews in South Africa.

Read more at :-

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2013/02/22/the_lion_seeker_by_kenneth_bonert_review.html

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13642507-the-lion-seeker


PLEASE NOTE: I have NO COMMERCIAL or other interests in this book


Herbert Epstein
AUSTRALIA
<heastern@...>

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania The Lion Seeker - A titanic novel about Ashkenazi Jews in South Africa #lithuania

HE <heastern@...>
 

Came across this book by chance

The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert:

A titanic novel about LITVAK Ashkenazi Jews in South Africa.

Read more at :-

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2013/02/22/the_lion_seeker_by_kenneth_bonert_review.html

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13642507-the-lion-seeker


PLEASE NOTE: I have NO COMMERCIAL or other interests in this book


Herbert Epstein
AUSTRALIA
<heastern@...>

Polish translation? #poland

jannetjeb@...
 

I hope this question is appropriate for the list.

I found my husband's ancestor's death indexed on JewishGen and ordered
the appropriate FHL film. I now have a photo of his death record, but
can't make out a word of it, as I don't know Polish! I am pretty confident
it does give his father's name, which is previously unknown to me.

How would I find a volunteer translator for this record, please? I'll be
happy to email the photo.

Thanks for any leads or help!
Janet Buskirk

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

JRI Poland #Poland Polish translation? #poland

jannetjeb@...
 

I hope this question is appropriate for the list.

I found my husband's ancestor's death indexed on JewishGen and ordered
the appropriate FHL film. I now have a photo of his death record, but
can't make out a word of it, as I don't know Polish! I am pretty confident
it does give his father's name, which is previously unknown to me.

How would I find a volunteer translator for this record, please? I'll be
happy to email the photo.

Thanks for any leads or help!
Janet Buskirk

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.

JRI-Poland / PSA agreement announced on Polish TV and Israeli Press #poland

Mark Halpern
 

On February 16, JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond announced a
new cooperation with the Polish State Archives. The announcement, photos,
and a video can be found on our homepage at www.jri-poland.org.

On February 19, The Times of Israel wrote a story -- see
http://goo.gl/7BYKj The headline reads "Poland deal massively expands
access to prewar Jewish records. Agreement signed by State Archives in
Warsaw will allow for free digital research into family and community
pre-Holocaust histories."

Subsequently, the announcement was picked up on the Polish TV Network TVN24,
a 24- hour news channel similar to CNN and on their website -- see
http://goo.gl/EebyR

The Board of JRI-Poland is very pleased of this International recognition of
our cooperation with the Archives.

Mark Halpern
on behalf of the JRI-Poland Board of Directors

JRI Poland #Poland JRI-Poland / PSA agreement announced on Polish TV and Israeli Press #poland

Mark Halpern
 

On February 16, JRI-Poland Executive Director Stanley Diamond announced a
new cooperation with the Polish State Archives. The announcement, photos,
and a video can be found on our homepage at www.jri-poland.org.

On February 19, The Times of Israel wrote a story -- see
http://goo.gl/7BYKj The headline reads "Poland deal massively expands
access to prewar Jewish records. Agreement signed by State Archives in
Warsaw will allow for free digital research into family and community
pre-Holocaust histories."

Subsequently, the announcement was picked up on the Polish TV Network TVN24,
a 24- hour news channel similar to CNN and on their website -- see
http://goo.gl/EebyR

The Board of JRI-Poland is very pleased of this International recognition of
our cooperation with the Archives.

Mark Halpern
on behalf of the JRI-Poland Board of Directors