Date   

Memorial Plaque Project #france

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


JOWBR Update Schedule #france

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
JOWBR update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.9 million Jewish burial records >from 81
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would
appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If
you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how
JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Memorial Plaque Project #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and/or photos for the
pre-conference Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the
schedule below:

May 15 - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any
photos or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database,
we would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow
the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@JewishGen.org. Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Memorial Plaque Project #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


French SIG #France Memorial Plaque Project #france

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


French SIG #France JOWBR Update Schedule #france

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
JOWBR update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.9 million Jewish burial records >from 81
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would
appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If
you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how
JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Memorial Plaque Project #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and/or photos for the
pre-conference Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the
schedule below:

May 15 - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any
photos or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database,
we would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow
the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@JewishGen.org. Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Memorial Plaque Project #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Memorial Plaque Project #romania

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


JOWBR Update Schedule #romania

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
JOWBR update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.9 million Jewish burial records >from 81
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would
appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If
you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how
JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Romania SIG #Romania Memorial Plaque Project #romania

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
Memorial Plaque Project update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

Although still in its infancy, the Memorial Plaque Project will more
than double with the next update. The database grows through the
efforts of our donors; Jewish Genealogical Societies, individuals,
historical societies, synagogues and students. If you are aware of
memorial plaque or Yizkor listings that we can add to our database, we
would appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the
database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting
Data to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Romania SIG #Romania JOWBR Update Schedule #romania

Nolan Altman
 

If you would like to submit files and or photos for the pre-Conference
JOWBR update, please see the schedule below:

May 15th - June 2 Accepting all files and emails
June 3 - June 19 Black-out period - Please DO NOT send any photos
or files. Emails will not be answered.
June 20 - June 23 Final chance to submit photos and files for
pre-conference update.

JOWBR currently contains over 1.9 million Jewish burial records >from 81
countries. The database grows through the efforts of our donors; Jewish
Genealogical Societies, individuals, historical societies, cemetery
administrators, synagogues and Chevra Kadishas. If you are aware of
cemetery records that are not currently in our database, we would
appreciate if you could help us obtain them and help grow the database.

If you're interested in making a submission, please see "Submitting Data
to JOWBR" at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm If
you prefer, you can also watch our online screencasts that show you how
JOWBR works and will also walk you through the completion of the standard
templates, at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any questions, please contact me at NAltman@JewishGen.org
Thank you in advance for your help!

Nolan Altman


Re: Warszawczyk #general

Ajzenberg Michel <miajzenberg@...>
 

Thanks to all genners who sent me messages about my mother's cousin
"Warszawczyk" who lived in New-York.

Special thanks to Andre Guenther who found out that "Warszawczyk" could
have been changed to "Warshavchik". With this spelling he provided me
informations on Eli or Ela Warshavchik (1923-1995). This reminds me that
my mother used this firstname when she talked about him.

So now I have to look for his children in New York in order to get in touch
with them.

Michel Ajzenberg
Paris France

In my genealogical tree I have only one branch which is still missing.
This branch concerns my mother's cousin who's name is Warszawczyk (I'm
quite sure about the spelling). He lived in New-York and more precisely
in Brooklyn. I visited him in 1979 but I lost his complete address. He
was born around 1915 so I suppose he is not living anymore but I would
be happy to get in touch with his children. If it could help I have an
old picture of him and his family. Does anyone of you have an idea on
how to proceed ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Warszawczyk #general

Ajzenberg Michel <miajzenberg@...>
 

Thanks to all genners who sent me messages about my mother's cousin
"Warszawczyk" who lived in New-York.

Special thanks to Andre Guenther who found out that "Warszawczyk" could
have been changed to "Warshavchik". With this spelling he provided me
informations on Eli or Ela Warshavchik (1923-1995). This reminds me that
my mother used this firstname when she talked about him.

So now I have to look for his children in New York in order to get in touch
with them.

Michel Ajzenberg
Paris France

In my genealogical tree I have only one branch which is still missing.
This branch concerns my mother's cousin who's name is Warszawczyk (I'm
quite sure about the spelling). He lived in New-York and more precisely
in Brooklyn. I visited him in 1979 but I lost his complete address. He
was born around 1915 so I suppose he is not living anymore but I would
be happy to get in touch with his children. If it could help I have an
old picture of him and his family. Does anyone of you have an idea on
how to proceed ?


Re: GASSNER family from Krakow #general

tom
 

Krakow was part of the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia >from 1846
to 1918, so between 1886 and 1902 it certainly wasn't stretching the
truth to say that they were >from Austria.

It's also possible that they felt that being Austrian was more socially
acceptable than being polish, but that's just a guess.

Tom Klein, Toronto

Ted Kotzin <tkotzin4713@verizon.net> wrote:
I am looking for details about my father-in-law's grandfather, Josef GASSNER.
He appears to have been born in Debnike, a suburb of Krakow, in 1839. He
went to Antwerp around 1888 where he was a diamond merchant. He was
apparently there as late as 1915. He had 4 children, Leopold (my wife's
grandfather), Ernestina, Helena, and Adolph, all of whom were born in Krakow
and came to America between 1886 and 1902; I have plenty of information about
them.

There is a family story that Josef and his children insisted they were
Austrian, not Polish, with the possibility that the family was >from Vienna. I
would like to know if anyone has further information about Josef in Europe.
[snip!]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: GASSNER family from Krakow #general

tom
 

Krakow was part of the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia >from 1846
to 1918, so between 1886 and 1902 it certainly wasn't stretching the
truth to say that they were >from Austria.

It's also possible that they felt that being Austrian was more socially
acceptable than being polish, but that's just a guess.

Tom Klein, Toronto

Ted Kotzin <tkotzin4713@verizon.net> wrote:
I am looking for details about my father-in-law's grandfather, Josef GASSNER.
He appears to have been born in Debnike, a suburb of Krakow, in 1839. He
went to Antwerp around 1888 where he was a diamond merchant. He was
apparently there as late as 1915. He had 4 children, Leopold (my wife's
grandfather), Ernestina, Helena, and Adolph, all of whom were born in Krakow
and came to America between 1886 and 1902; I have plenty of information about
them.

There is a family story that Josef and his children insisted they were
Austrian, not Polish, with the possibility that the family was >from Vienna. I
would like to know if anyone has further information about Josef in Europe.
[snip!]


Newspaper link for historic European newspapers #general

A. E. Jordan
 

With the talk about accessing newspapers I thought you might find this link
of interest. I stumbled across it as an index of available newspaper
archives. This link is specific to Europe but you can also use a link on
the page to switch to other areas of the globe.

http://www.xooxleanswers.com/free-newspaper-archives/newspaper-archives-europe/

Some of the links do not work -- maybe this is old -- but others are great.
For a project I am working on I just spent days scouring the German
newspapers >from the 1950s to the 1980s. There's also a good link to Dutch
newspapers as well as references to Jewish newspapers.

Hope this helps someone.

If you know other such portals to newspapers do post because I am sure
everyone would find them of interest.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Newspaper link for historic European newspapers #general

A. E. Jordan
 

With the talk about accessing newspapers I thought you might find this link
of interest. I stumbled across it as an index of available newspaper
archives. This link is specific to Europe but you can also use a link on
the page to switch to other areas of the globe.

http://www.xooxleanswers.com/free-newspaper-archives/newspaper-archives-europe/

Some of the links do not work -- maybe this is old -- but others are great.
For a project I am working on I just spent days scouring the German
newspapers >from the 1950s to the 1980s. There's also a good link to Dutch
newspapers as well as references to Jewish newspapers.

Hope this helps someone.

If you know other such portals to newspapers do post because I am sure
everyone would find them of interest.

Allan Jordan


Re: LEAVEY: tracing suspected (hoped-for) anusim roots in England #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Hi, Jak

I would also post your inquiry to the Sephardic SIG group here at JewishGen.

In regards to your quest: In my experience, when family members refuse to
talk about possible Jewish ancestry or roots, that alone is a pretty strong
indication! There are many indicators of anusim/converso clues. There is a
section at Sephardim.com that deals with this, that might help. Also a google
search for "anusim converso Sephardic clues or traditions" will bring up a
number of sites and research papers with lists of interesting "little" things
that may be clues to your own situation.

Something as simple as sweeping a floor to the center of the room and then
carrying out the dust, etc. is an indication and practiced widely by the
conversos here in New Mexico who have been here since 1598. Another is
discarding any eggs with a blood spot. Still practiced here in New Mexico is
the burning of a small piece of dough before making bread or tortilla.
Culinary "hints" and practices preserve ancestral roots, so don't discount
those possibilities, just research what your family does in that connection.
Write to me privately for more information.

I would suggest that if you have not already gotten involved in DNA genetic
genealogy, this would be a good time. FamilyTreeDNA is the best for Jewish or
possibly Jewish researchers as their sample base is the largest of any company
and within that database is the largest Jewish DNA database. I would suggest
a 37 or 67 marker Y-DNA test. Seeing your genetic matches and their origins
and family history may well provide clues to your own.

British Jewish history shows that not all Jews left when they were expelled,
they merely went underground. Many resources exist on that subject, and the
UK SIG can help with that, as can the JGS of GB which has a research library.

So in addition to reading up on the subject, I strongly recommend DNA genetic
testing. If those you match are Sephardic or are or were Jewish, then you have
a good indication of your own background with clues to more research.

You may also wish to inquire at the Bevis Marks, Spanish and Portuguese
Synagogue archives, which are extensive.

With best wishes and good luck on your quest, and welcome home!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico

From: Jak Jaxan <jakobus1973@gmail.com>
...There are details in the family history and "family myth" which clearly
suggest Jewish ancestry on my paternal grandmother's side. In the process
of tracing the family tree we finally found something that makes a bit of
sense of this: ancestors in England with the surname "Leavey", which of
course can be an anglicised form of "Levi" - just as it can, I know, be an
anglicised form of a completely unrelated Gaelic name.

We have baptismal records dating back to the early 17th century in northern
England, but then they simply disappear >from the parish register, although
records are available >from earlier dates for the parish. This makes us
wonder if the Leavey family were in fact converts or crypto-Jews at that
time. We are talking about a time one or two generations before the
resettlement began under Oliver Cromwell.

There were practises in the family history that make this seem a little
more plausible; my father was brought up with many hygiene and culinary
rules that only really make sense in the context of crypto-Judaism, but
when my grandmother was asked about the reasons she refused to talk of it.

I hesitate to join the bandwagon of "typical Jewish appearance" that my
uncle identifies in family photographs in the Leavey line, because as an
active participant in my local synagogue and Jewish community (in the
process of conversion) I am fully aware that there is no such thing as a
typical Jewish appearance; nevertheless, I can see what my uncle is referring to.
My question, then, is this: can anyone provide any tips on how to further
our inquiries or how we could either confirm or disprove the suspicions we have?

I'd be grateful for any ideas!

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LEAVEY: tracing suspected (hoped-for) anusim roots in England #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

Hi, Jak

I would also post your inquiry to the Sephardic SIG group here at JewishGen.

In regards to your quest: In my experience, when family members refuse to
talk about possible Jewish ancestry or roots, that alone is a pretty strong
indication! There are many indicators of anusim/converso clues. There is a
section at Sephardim.com that deals with this, that might help. Also a google
search for "anusim converso Sephardic clues or traditions" will bring up a
number of sites and research papers with lists of interesting "little" things
that may be clues to your own situation.

Something as simple as sweeping a floor to the center of the room and then
carrying out the dust, etc. is an indication and practiced widely by the
conversos here in New Mexico who have been here since 1598. Another is
discarding any eggs with a blood spot. Still practiced here in New Mexico is
the burning of a small piece of dough before making bread or tortilla.
Culinary "hints" and practices preserve ancestral roots, so don't discount
those possibilities, just research what your family does in that connection.
Write to me privately for more information.

I would suggest that if you have not already gotten involved in DNA genetic
genealogy, this would be a good time. FamilyTreeDNA is the best for Jewish or
possibly Jewish researchers as their sample base is the largest of any company
and within that database is the largest Jewish DNA database. I would suggest
a 37 or 67 marker Y-DNA test. Seeing your genetic matches and their origins
and family history may well provide clues to your own.

British Jewish history shows that not all Jews left when they were expelled,
they merely went underground. Many resources exist on that subject, and the
UK SIG can help with that, as can the JGS of GB which has a research library.

So in addition to reading up on the subject, I strongly recommend DNA genetic
testing. If those you match are Sephardic or are or were Jewish, then you have
a good indication of your own background with clues to more research.

You may also wish to inquire at the Bevis Marks, Spanish and Portuguese
Synagogue archives, which are extensive.

With best wishes and good luck on your quest, and welcome home!

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico

From: Jak Jaxan <jakobus1973@gmail.com>
...There are details in the family history and "family myth" which clearly
suggest Jewish ancestry on my paternal grandmother's side. In the process
of tracing the family tree we finally found something that makes a bit of
sense of this: ancestors in England with the surname "Leavey", which of
course can be an anglicised form of "Levi" - just as it can, I know, be an
anglicised form of a completely unrelated Gaelic name.

We have baptismal records dating back to the early 17th century in northern
England, but then they simply disappear >from the parish register, although
records are available >from earlier dates for the parish. This makes us
wonder if the Leavey family were in fact converts or crypto-Jews at that
time. We are talking about a time one or two generations before the
resettlement began under Oliver Cromwell.

There were practises in the family history that make this seem a little
more plausible; my father was brought up with many hygiene and culinary
rules that only really make sense in the context of crypto-Judaism, but
when my grandmother was asked about the reasons she refused to talk of it.

I hesitate to join the bandwagon of "typical Jewish appearance" that my
uncle identifies in family photographs in the Leavey line, because as an
active participant in my local synagogue and Jewish community (in the
process of conversion) I am fully aware that there is no such thing as a
typical Jewish appearance; nevertheless, I can see what my uncle is referring to.
My question, then, is this: can anyone provide any tips on how to further
our inquiries or how we could either confirm or disprove the suspicions we have?

I'd be grateful for any ideas!

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