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One-Step 1950 Census Locational Tool Project #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Opening up of the One-Step 1950 Census Locational Tool Project

We have opened up "Project 1950" to prepare searchable ED definitions and street
indexes for the opening of the 1950 Census in 2022. With the help of about 125
volunteers we produced our 1940 tools. We are now doing the same thing for 1950 in
two phases - - Phase I involves the transcription of the ED definitions, and Phase
II involves creating urban area street indexes. An explanation of the two Phases
and what we are doing can be found at:
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/project1950intro.html. It may seem too early to
be doing this, but it took us over 7 years to produce the 1940 tools that were used
by the National Archives, the NY Public Library, Ancestry.com, and millions of
researchers.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

Steve Morse
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen One-Step 1950 Census Locational Tool Project #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Opening up of the One-Step 1950 Census Locational Tool Project

We have opened up "Project 1950" to prepare searchable ED definitions and street
indexes for the opening of the 1950 Census in 2022. With the help of about 125
volunteers we produced our 1940 tools. We are now doing the same thing for 1950 in
two phases - - Phase I involves the transcription of the ED definitions, and Phase
II involves creating urban area street indexes. An explanation of the two Phases
and what we are doing can be found at:
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/project1950intro.html. It may seem too early to
be doing this, but it took us over 7 years to produce the 1940 tools that were used
by the National Archives, the NY Public Library, Ancestry.com, and millions of
researchers.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

Steve Morse
San Francisco, CA


New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #unitedkingdom

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom New Issue of JewishGen's Success! Stories #unitedkingdom

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring stories in the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue:
....Rachel Lev-Leshem, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor, travels
to her ancestral town of Érmihályfalva, Romania. A chance meeting at
the town's Synagogue leads to the recovery of the Mezuzah >from her
great-grandparents' home.
....Marla Raucher Osborn sorts through family stories and vital
records to determine if her grandmother's Bessarabia family surname of
Heller had once been Blecher, as rumored.
....Aaron Hurwitz connects with an unknown branch of his Blistein
family as a result of his posts on JewishGen's Family Finder and
Family Tree of the Jewish People.
....Janet Silver Ghent is contacted by a formerly unknown distant
cousin as a result of her posting on JewishGen's Family Finder and
they collaborate to research their common ancestors.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be moved by
these stories and we encourage you to submit your own success stories
to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


MORTIMER/PARRY/BERGE area of London #unitedkingdom

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Anyone researching the MORTIMER, PARRY or BERGE families in London area ?

Any descendants of the following families please contact me I have lots of info to share.

Lionel BERGE married Doris MORTIMER in 1950. They lived at Worslade Road, Tooting in 1950s.

Leslie and Lily MORTIMER lived at Aigburth Mansions SW9 in the 1950s.

Lilian R PARRY and GEORGE H PARRY lived at Worslade Road Tooting in 1954

Thank you

Monica McMullin
Liverpool

monicamcmullin@mac.com


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom MORTIMER/PARRY/BERGE area of London #unitedkingdom

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Anyone researching the MORTIMER, PARRY or BERGE families in London area ?

Any descendants of the following families please contact me I have lots of info to share.

Lionel BERGE married Doris MORTIMER in 1950. They lived at Worslade Road, Tooting in 1950s.

Leslie and Lily MORTIMER lived at Aigburth Mansions SW9 in the 1950s.

Lilian R PARRY and GEORGE H PARRY lived at Worslade Road Tooting in 1954

Thank you

Monica McMullin
Liverpool

monicamcmullin@mac.com


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #unitedkingdom

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #unitedkingdom

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Grossfeld/Grosfeld in Radom #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,

After a few years, and after realizing that I was searching in a completely wrong
direction, I am starting again my researches.

I am then looking for all possible information on the Grosfeld/Grossfeld family,
specially about relatives or siblings.

Anything related to :
Izrael Jankiel Grosfeld (born 08.02.1831 in Radom son of Chaim and Laja) who
married on 08.02.1851 Ita Obebaum (or Obsbaum) born 1835 in Zwolen daughter of
Haim and Rifka Laja.

Their known children were:
Hersz Leiba born 23.11.1860 in Wajnuta
Nyson Ajzyk born 18.11.1862 in Dunaburg
Bacia
Riwka born 13.03.1867 in Radom.
Perla born 14-26.05.1869 in Radom.
Minka born 2-14.08.1873 in Radom.
Chaim Szlama born 21.02-05.03.1878 in Radom.
Chinda born 11-23.03.1880 in Radom.
(they may have had other children called Aleksander, Salomon and Lisa)

Perla might have married a Ajzyk Kirszberg in Radom.
Chinda might have married ? Kirszenbaum(Kerszenbaum) in Radom.
Nyson Ajzyk (also called Lusik) married Sonja Krichevski (Crutchewski/Krytchewski)
born 20.03.1867 in Iekaterinoslav(Dniepropetrovsk) and they had 3 children,
all born in Paris : Edmond born 1894, Rachel born 1896 and Georges born 1901.

Georges is my grandfather

Thanks you very much for any possible help.
Nicolas Grossfeld, Switzerland.

Searching, GROSSFELD, GROSFELD; MEYER, KRICHEVSKI, OPPENHEIMER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grossfeld/Grosfeld in Radom #general

Nicolas Grossfeld
 

Dear Genners,

After a few years, and after realizing that I was searching in a completely wrong
direction, I am starting again my researches.

I am then looking for all possible information on the Grosfeld/Grossfeld family,
specially about relatives or siblings.

Anything related to :
Izrael Jankiel Grosfeld (born 08.02.1831 in Radom son of Chaim and Laja) who
married on 08.02.1851 Ita Obebaum (or Obsbaum) born 1835 in Zwolen daughter of
Haim and Rifka Laja.

Their known children were:
Hersz Leiba born 23.11.1860 in Wajnuta
Nyson Ajzyk born 18.11.1862 in Dunaburg
Bacia
Riwka born 13.03.1867 in Radom.
Perla born 14-26.05.1869 in Radom.
Minka born 2-14.08.1873 in Radom.
Chaim Szlama born 21.02-05.03.1878 in Radom.
Chinda born 11-23.03.1880 in Radom.
(they may have had other children called Aleksander, Salomon and Lisa)

Perla might have married a Ajzyk Kirszberg in Radom.
Chinda might have married ? Kirszenbaum(Kerszenbaum) in Radom.
Nyson Ajzyk (also called Lusik) married Sonja Krichevski (Crutchewski/Krytchewski)
born 20.03.1867 in Iekaterinoslav(Dniepropetrovsk) and they had 3 children,
all born in Paris : Edmond born 1894, Rachel born 1896 and Georges born 1901.

Georges is my grandfather

Thanks you very much for any possible help.
Nicolas Grossfeld, Switzerland.

Searching, GROSSFELD, GROSFELD; MEYER, KRICHEVSKI, OPPENHEIMER


Refugees from Dzhambul - look in JDC Archives #general

heritage@...
 

Eugene Goryunov asked about records for refugees to Dzhambul (now Taraz). I highly
recommend that he look in the JDC Archives at http://archives.jdc.org/. I'm a
volunteer at JDC and we indexed a huge set of records of Jews who fled east during
World War II and sought help >from the JDC. You can search by name and/or location.

BTW, the JDC Archives are constantly being updated, so keep looking. As the
volunteers index records, they are added to the Archives.

Linda Cantor
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Refugees from Dzhambul - look in JDC Archives #general

heritage@...
 

Eugene Goryunov asked about records for refugees to Dzhambul (now Taraz). I highly
recommend that he look in the JDC Archives at http://archives.jdc.org/. I'm a
volunteer at JDC and we indexed a huge set of records of Jews who fled east during
World War II and sought help >from the JDC. You can search by name and/or location.

BTW, the JDC Archives are constantly being updated, so keep looking. As the
volunteers index records, they are added to the Archives.

Linda Cantor
New York


Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in
the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects
below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that
took place this month:

- the introductory section >from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed
background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- ">from the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating
to Szczuczyn, Poland
- ">from Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno,
Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section >from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to
this important enterprise at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been
published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have
been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival >from the
Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed
please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively
aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way,
books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our
Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If
the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest
that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get
translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me
"Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am
unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept
the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me
their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award
in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years
because I am far >from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in
the Yizkor Book Project.

Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (>from Zero to Eighty Years Old)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Burshtyn/Burshtyn.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #poland #warsaw

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in
the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects
below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that
took place this month:

- the introductory section >from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed
background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- ">from the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating
to Szczuczyn, Poland
- ">from Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno,
Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section >from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to
this important enterprise at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been
published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have
been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival >from the
Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka,
Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed
please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively
aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way,
books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our
Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If
the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest
that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get
translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me
"Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am
unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept
the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me
their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award
in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years
because I am far >from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in
the Yizkor Book Project.

Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

- Ratno, Ukraine (>from Zero to Eighty Years Old)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Burshtyn/Burshtyn.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Sign Up Now for International Conference Activities #warsaw #poland

Florence Schumacher, Boston 2013 Publicity Chair
 

You can now sign up for the special events at the 33rd IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Boston August 4-9th. These
are events that require additional fees, such as computer workshops,
Breakfasts with the Experts, Special Interest Group (SIG) Luncheons, the
Gala Banquet, and sightseeing tours. Look under the PROGRAM tab on the
conference website (www.iajgs2013.org) for detailed information about
these events.

If you have already registered for the conference, go to the conference
website and update your registration form (mouse over the REGISTRATION tab
and click on "Update Your Registration Info"). If you haven't registered
yet for the conference, you will need to do so to be eligible to sign-up
for these activities (follow the same procedure as above but click on
"Registration Form" instead). In both cases, you will be put into the
registration form, which now has a new sections covering the optional
fee-based items. The number of participants for these activities is
limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Computer workshops are available for PCs and Macs. They include "Creating
One Step Search Tools" with its creator, Stephen Morse; "Getting Started
with Family Tree Maker" and "Beginners' Reunion" and "Getting the Most Out
of Reunion10" (Mac); workshops for Hungarian and Bessarabian (Moldova)
research, JewishGen, social media, and Jewish community history, to name a
few.

Breakfasts with the Experts include "Researching Your Roots" in Galicia,
Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine with the leading
experts in these fields. Another breakfast features "Understanding DNA
Testing and Results" with Bennett Greenspan. Genzyme will be offering a
special breakfast session on genetic diseases.

The Gala Banquet will feature entertainment by the internationally known
Zamir Chorale.

Throughout the week guided tours will be offered to local sites of Jewish
interest. On Sunday there will be a bus tour to the Touro Synagogue,
celebrating its 250th anniversary and a walking tour of old Jewish Newport
in Rhode Island. On Friday there will be a bus tour to the Yiddish Book
Center in Amherst where you'll find a million Yiddish books, permanent and
traveling exhibits, and art galleries.

On Monday there will be a walking tour of Boston's Old South End, home to
an early Jewish community between the 1840s and the 1920s. Also on Monday
will be a free tour for people who attend the showing of the film "Samuel
Bak: Painter of Questions" at the conference to the nearby Pucker Gallery
to see Bak's work. On Tuesday there will be a walking tour of Boston's
North End, where Boston's Eastern European Jewish immigrants lived over a
century ago. Here, too, are icons of American history, such as the Paul
Revere house. Wednesday will feature a walking tour of the West End, where
Jewish immigrants also lived. This also was the site of Boston's pre-Civil
War Underground Railroad and the free black community. The tour ends at
the Vilna Shul, one of the few surviving immigrant-era Jewish synagogues
in the country.

These optional activities complement the nearly 250 programs as well as
the outstanding evening entertainment included in the conference
registration fee.

For more details on the optional activities or to register, go to
www.iajgs2013.org.

Jay Sage
Florence Schumacher


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

Ralph Baer
 

I just want to present the other side of this. I have a known, documented,
male-line 4th cousin (great-great-grandfathers were brothers) who is a GD4
at 37 markers. Although there could be an illegitimate birth somewhere, none
of the records has any indication of it, and if there was, it would have had
to be with a male-line relative >from generations earlier. I really have to
contact a male-line descendant of another brother of my
great-great-grandfather to see what the result is.

Ralph N. Baer, Washington, D.C. RalphNBaer@aol.com


DNA Research #DNA RE: New to DNA Testing #dna

Ralph Baer
 

I just want to present the other side of this. I have a known, documented,
male-line 4th cousin (great-great-grandfathers were brothers) who is a GD4
at 37 markers. Although there could be an illegitimate birth somewhere, none
of the records has any indication of it, and if there was, it would have had
to be with a male-line relative >from generations earlier. I really have to
contact a male-line descendant of another brother of my
great-great-grandfather to see what the result is.

Ralph N. Baer, Washington, D.C. RalphNBaer@aol.com


Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

sjadelson@...
 

Possibly, A.J., although I bet you very few of those 35/37 second
cousins are worse than GD3/Y67.

It is true that mutations can happen at any time - I'm GD1/Y67 to my
own father, and it's theoretically possible to have GD2/Y12 which is
also GD2/Y111. However, my own experience, and the average experience
(as backed up by TiP and the McDonald MRCA calculator) is that GD2/Y37
is going to be much further back than most of us have documentation.

Steve Adelson

----- Original Message -----

From: "A. J. Levin" <aj_levin@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:36:29 AM

Steve:

There are second cousins in a project I manage who are 35/37, so you
may be talking yourself out of useful info.


DNA Research #DNA Re: New to DNA Testing #dna

sjadelson@...
 

Possibly, A.J., although I bet you very few of those 35/37 second
cousins are worse than GD3/Y67.

It is true that mutations can happen at any time - I'm GD1/Y67 to my
own father, and it's theoretically possible to have GD2/Y12 which is
also GD2/Y111. However, my own experience, and the average experience
(as backed up by TiP and the McDonald MRCA calculator) is that GD2/Y37
is going to be much further back than most of us have documentation.

Steve Adelson

----- Original Message -----

From: "A. J. Levin" <aj_levin@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:36:29 AM

Steve:

There are second cousins in a project I manage who are 35/37, so you
may be talking yourself out of useful info.

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