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[IAJGS Leadership] IAJGS vice-president Jan Meisels Allen awarded with the NGS 2013 President's Citation award #ukraine

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

Dear Ukraine SIG Friends,

Please join me in personally congratulating Jan Meisels Allen
(janmallen@att.net) for being awarded the National Genealogical
Society's 2013 President' Citation for her work in preserving access to
genealogical records. The award was presented yesterday at the opening
of the NGS' national conference. Jan is Vice President of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Here
is the announcement, as forwarded by Daniel Horowitz, IAJGS Webmaster.

Congratulations, Jan. This is a well-deserved honor in recognition of
your outstanding work.

/NGS honored excellence in the categories of newsletter editorship
and service to the Society with the presentation of several awards
at the Opening Session of the NGS 2013 <tel:2013> Family History
Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 8 May 2013 <tel:2013>. The
Opening Session keynote speaker was historian Marian Smith, Chief,
Historical Research Branch, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
who spoke on the topic “People, Policy, and Records: The Importance
of Historical Background” after which NGS President Jordan Jones
presented the following awards./
/
/
/Each year, the NGS Newsletter Competition recognizes the hard work,
long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters.
A panel of three judges reviews each newsletter on material
interest, variety, organization, quality of writing and editing,
readability, and attractiveness./
//
/This year the *President's Citation* award is given in recognition
of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of
genealogy or the society. The National Genealogical Society
President selects the recipient and this year *Jan Meisels Allen
*has been selected./
/
/
/Jan has been a key leader of the Records Preservation and Access
Committee (RPAC), a joint committee of NGS, the Federation of
Genealogical Societies, and the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies. Over the last few years she has tracked
legislation that may impact genealogists’ access to the Social
Security Death Index in the US Congress and access to vital records
in many states. She is relentless in writing statements as
appropriate to House and Senate committee chairs as well as
governors and state representatives advocating open records access.
She is a dynamo on RPAC as the voting member representing the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).
She doggedly finds bills being proposed that affect records access
and brings them to the attention of RPAC, and thus the genealogical
community. She has served in many roles, including vice president,
IAJGS; president, Jewish Genealogical Society of Conejo Valley and
Ventura County; and board member, Friends of the Agoura Hills
Library. Jan receives the President's Citation for her vigilance in
support of records preservation and in defense of public access to
public records./

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Ron

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Coordinator, JewishGen Ukraine SIG
www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine
where Jewish genealogy is personal

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets
Portland, Oregon USA

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets
and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all >from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fwd: [IAJGS Leadership] IAJGS vice-president Jan Meisels Allen awarded with the NGS 2013 President's Citation award #ukraine

Ronald D. Doctor <rondoctor@...>
 

Dear Ukraine SIG Friends,

Please join me in personally congratulating Jan Meisels Allen
(janmallen@att.net) for being awarded the National Genealogical
Society's 2013 President' Citation for her work in preserving access to
genealogical records. The award was presented yesterday at the opening
of the NGS' national conference. Jan is Vice President of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Here
is the announcement, as forwarded by Daniel Horowitz, IAJGS Webmaster.

Congratulations, Jan. This is a well-deserved honor in recognition of
your outstanding work.

/NGS honored excellence in the categories of newsletter editorship
and service to the Society with the presentation of several awards
at the Opening Session of the NGS 2013 <tel:2013> Family History
Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 8 May 2013 <tel:2013>. The
Opening Session keynote speaker was historian Marian Smith, Chief,
Historical Research Branch, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
who spoke on the topic “People, Policy, and Records: The Importance
of Historical Background” after which NGS President Jordan Jones
presented the following awards./
/
/
/Each year, the NGS Newsletter Competition recognizes the hard work,
long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters.
A panel of three judges reviews each newsletter on material
interest, variety, organization, quality of writing and editing,
readability, and attractiveness./
//
/This year the *President's Citation* award is given in recognition
of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of
genealogy or the society. The National Genealogical Society
President selects the recipient and this year *Jan Meisels Allen
*has been selected./
/
/
/Jan has been a key leader of the Records Preservation and Access
Committee (RPAC), a joint committee of NGS, the Federation of
Genealogical Societies, and the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies. Over the last few years she has tracked
legislation that may impact genealogists’ access to the Social
Security Death Index in the US Congress and access to vital records
in many states. She is relentless in writing statements as
appropriate to House and Senate committee chairs as well as
governors and state representatives advocating open records access.
She is a dynamo on RPAC as the voting member representing the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).
She doggedly finds bills being proposed that affect records access
and brings them to the attention of RPAC, and thus the genealogical
community. She has served in many roles, including vice president,
IAJGS; president, Jewish Genealogical Society of Conejo Valley and
Ventura County; and board member, Friends of the Agoura Hills
Library. Jan receives the President's Citation for her vigilance in
support of records preservation and in defense of public access to
public records./

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2013/05/ngs-presents-awards-honoring-excellence.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UpfrontWithNgs+%28UpFront+with+NGS%29


Ron

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Coordinator, JewishGen Ukraine SIG
www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine
where Jewish genealogy is personal

Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets
Portland, Oregon USA

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets
and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all >from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


Re: ARONOVITZ from Botosani #romania

Bob Wascou
 

ROM-SIG will be uploading a database >from the Moldavia region of Romania
which will include 10 registers of births and marriages >from 1896 to
1899 >from Dorohoi. There are some people listed with the name of
ARONOVICI which could have become ARONOVITZ in the US. None of the
listings include anyone by the name of Daniel but could have been
relatives. We hope that the database will be online in July

ROM-SIG is looking for people who can help us translate records from
Romania. If you know Romanian, German or Hebrew I could use your help.
Fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber and I will get
back to you.

Bob WASCOU
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Larry Aronovitz <arnvtz@aol.com> wrote:


My current goal is discovering my paternal roots that go back to
Romania. My great grandfather Daniel ARONOVITZ was born in 1873 in
Dorohoi, Romania and immigrated to the US in 1907.

Larry Aronovitz
arnvtz@aol.com


Romania SIG #Romania Re: ARONOVITZ from Botosani #romania

Bob Wascou
 

ROM-SIG will be uploading a database >from the Moldavia region of Romania
which will include 10 registers of births and marriages >from 1896 to
1899 >from Dorohoi. There are some people listed with the name of
ARONOVICI which could have become ARONOVITZ in the US. None of the
listings include anyone by the name of Daniel but could have been
relatives. We hope that the database will be online in July

ROM-SIG is looking for people who can help us translate records from
Romania. If you know Romanian, German or Hebrew I could use your help.
Fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber and I will get
back to you.

Bob WASCOU
ROM-SIG Research Coordinator

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Larry Aronovitz <arnvtz@aol.com> wrote:


My current goal is discovering my paternal roots that go back to
Romania. My great grandfather Daniel ARONOVITZ was born in 1873 in
Dorohoi, Romania and immigrated to the US in 1907.

Larry Aronovitz
arnvtz@aol.com


Share 1940 French refugee stories in Boston #france

Dan Ruby
 

I would like to meet up in Boston with people interested in sharing
information about the 1940 refugee situation in France, especially
those with stories of visas and escape routes to Portugal. This would
include any and all Aristides de Sousa Mendes visa recipients, but
also those who obtained visas >from consulates in Marseille, Toulouse
and other cities.

Please reply to me by private mail if you would like to share
information on this subject either in Boston or online. I will attend
the FrenchSIG meeting on Monday, Aug. 5. That is one place to meet up.
If there is enough interest, I will try to organize an unofficial BOF
on a subsequent day.

Dan Ruby
Oakland CA
Ruby Family History Project
http://familyhistorymachine.com/project/ruby-family-history-project


French SIG #France Share 1940 French refugee stories in Boston #france

Dan Ruby
 

I would like to meet up in Boston with people interested in sharing
information about the 1940 refugee situation in France, especially
those with stories of visas and escape routes to Portugal. This would
include any and all Aristides de Sousa Mendes visa recipients, but
also those who obtained visas >from consulates in Marseille, Toulouse
and other cities.

Please reply to me by private mail if you would like to share
information on this subject either in Boston or online. I will attend
the FrenchSIG meeting on Monday, Aug. 5. That is one place to meet up.
If there is enough interest, I will try to organize an unofficial BOF
on a subsequent day.

Dan Ruby
Oakland CA
Ruby Family History Project
http://familyhistorymachine.com/project/ruby-family-history-project


Hiring Yekaterinoslav-Dnieprepetrovsk researcher #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear Fellow Jewish genners:

I am hoping to hire a researcher who can do work for me in the Dnieprepetrovsk archives.
I need someone to find information on my great aunt who was a midwife in that city (formerly
Yekaterinoslav ) in the early part of the 20th century. So it is not only Jewish information
that I am needing, although I would welcome any source of information.

Looking at the Yekaterinoslav business directories with the help of other Jewish genners I have found, under midwives, a listing for a Yanovskaya Valentina Liberovna. Her address is Prospect 14. My
great aunt's maiden name was Yanovsky so this is a possibility. Perhaps a researcher could
find a marriage record and I could trace her life forward. Any recommendations on
how to go about finding a reputable researcher would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC

Moderator's Note: Please reply privately to Marilyn.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Hiring Yekaterinoslav-Dnieprepetrovsk researcher #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear Fellow Jewish genners:

I am hoping to hire a researcher who can do work for me in the Dnieprepetrovsk archives.
I need someone to find information on my great aunt who was a midwife in that city (formerly
Yekaterinoslav ) in the early part of the 20th century. So it is not only Jewish information
that I am needing, although I would welcome any source of information.

Looking at the Yekaterinoslav business directories with the help of other Jewish genners I have found, under midwives, a listing for a Yanovskaya Valentina Liberovna. Her address is Prospect 14. My
great aunt's maiden name was Yanovsky so this is a possibility. Perhaps a researcher could
find a marriage record and I could trace her life forward. Any recommendations on
how to go about finding a reputable researcher would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC

Moderator's Note: Please reply privately to Marilyn.


E. Randol Schoenberg
 

A friend of mine says her grandfather Henry Adler, a talmudic bookseller (collection in JTS and British
Museum), was the son of Chief Rabbi Nathan Adler. (I think possibly not the son, but perhaps grandson or
other relative.)

Her father Nathan Adler was born October 26, 1911 in London. His father Henry Adler, married to
Ann Cohen, supposedly died when the son was two, so around 1913. Henry's other children were John,
Morris, Harry, Hetty, Kitty, Debbie and a daughter who died as a child.

I see in the UK database only one Henry Adler, buried in 1917, age 44. That could be her grandfather.

Does anyone have any way to find out more about the father of this Henry Adler? Would be interesting to
link a new family to Rabbi Adler's tree.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Adler #unitedkingdom

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

A friend of mine says her grandfather Henry Adler, a talmudic bookseller (collection in JTS and British
Museum), was the son of Chief Rabbi Nathan Adler. (I think possibly not the son, but perhaps grandson or
other relative.)

Her father Nathan Adler was born October 26, 1911 in London. His father Henry Adler, married to
Ann Cohen, supposedly died when the son was two, so around 1913. Henry's other children were John,
Morris, Harry, Hetty, Kitty, Debbie and a daughter who died as a child.

I see in the UK database only one Henry Adler, buried in 1917, age 44. That could be her grandfather.

Does anyone have any way to find out more about the father of this Henry Adler? Would be interesting to
link a new family to Rabbi Adler's tree.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Skalat memorial service #ukraine

Israel P
 

The annual memorial service for Skalat will be held next Thursday at
5:30 PM next to the town monument in the Holon cemetery (south of
Tel-Aviv), near the old entrance.

Those of you in the US who will be saying yizkor about then might
want to keep us in mind.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Skalat memorial service #ukraine

Israel P
 

The annual memorial service for Skalat will be held next Thursday at
5:30 PM next to the town monument in the Holon cemetery (south of
Tel-Aviv), near the old entrance.

Those of you in the US who will be saying yizkor about then might
want to keep us in mind.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )


Skalat memorial service #poland

Israel P
 

The annual memorial service for Skalat will be held next Thursday at
5:30 PM next to the town monument in the Holon cemetery (south of
Tel-Aviv), near the old entrance.

Those of you in the US who will be saying yizkor about then might
want to keep us in mind.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )


JRI Poland #Poland Skalat memorial service #poland

Israel P
 

The annual memorial service for Skalat will be held next Thursday at
5:30 PM next to the town monument in the Holon cemetery (south of
Tel-Aviv), near the old entrance.

Those of you in the US who will be saying yizkor about then might
want to keep us in mind.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )


Re: Anyone heard of Zeichnen Street? Mystery solved! #lodz #poland

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Some days ago I posted the question:

In JewishGen's Lodz Ghetto database, relatives of my grandmother's and
one other unrelated family are listed as having their original address at
Zeichnen 10, Lodz. I cannot find this street, or any name similar
to it, in the Lodz Ghetto Streets database, or in any other source of Lodz
street names, old or new, and I tried plenty. I even tried translating the
word "zeichnen" (German for to "draw" or "sign"), into Polish ("rysowania"
or "podpisania") to see if there was any street with a similar name, but
there wasn't. Does anyone have any idea what and/or where this street was? <<

I think I have replied individually to everyone who responded, but if I
haven't, then please accept my thanks for your suggestions and information
here.

In particular, I have thanked them privately, but want to express my
gratitude publicly to the following two people: first, Joe Ceder, a Lodz
native, who suggested that Zeichnen might be Rysownicza, a small street in
Baluty, and who has helped me understand some things about life in pre-war
Lodz; and second, Fritz Neubauer, who has solved the question definitively
by sending me specific information, including a 1940 German map of
"Litzmannstadt" which showed that the street, clearly named as Zeichner (not
Zeichnen), was indeed Rysownicza. This small street, which is not in the
Lodz Streets database, was just outside the ghetto walls.

I am immensely grateful to Mr. Neubauer in particular for going out of his
way to find information for me and solve this question.

Chag Shavuot Sameach to everyone,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

Researching: BULWA/BULWAR/BULWER, PELTZMAN (Rawa Mazowiecka, Lodz);
FRENKIEL, FERLIPTER (Belz); KALUSZYNER, KUSMIERSKI, KASZKIET (Kaluszyn,
Lodz); KUZKA, RZETELNY, SIENNICKI, WROBEL (Kaluszyn); KRYSKA, LICHTENSZTAJN
(Kiernozia, Wyszogrod, Sieradz, Lodz); WAKS, BEKER, BERKOWICZ, ENGEL (Nowe
Miasto nad Pilica); GOLDSZTEJN (Lodz; family of Szmerel & Itta nee
ZYMERVOGEL, both d. WWII); BORNSZTAJN (Lodz; family of Moshe
Hersz,1879-1942), ROSENBERG, WEISKOPF (Przedborz); NAJFELD (Lodz; family of
Szulem Berek & Estera nee KASZKIET).


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Anyone heard of Zeichnen Street? Mystery solved! #lodz #poland

Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Some days ago I posted the question:

In JewishGen's Lodz Ghetto database, relatives of my grandmother's and
one other unrelated family are listed as having their original address at
Zeichnen 10, Lodz. I cannot find this street, or any name similar
to it, in the Lodz Ghetto Streets database, or in any other source of Lodz
street names, old or new, and I tried plenty. I even tried translating the
word "zeichnen" (German for to "draw" or "sign"), into Polish ("rysowania"
or "podpisania") to see if there was any street with a similar name, but
there wasn't. Does anyone have any idea what and/or where this street was? <<

I think I have replied individually to everyone who responded, but if I
haven't, then please accept my thanks for your suggestions and information
here.

In particular, I have thanked them privately, but want to express my
gratitude publicly to the following two people: first, Joe Ceder, a Lodz
native, who suggested that Zeichnen might be Rysownicza, a small street in
Baluty, and who has helped me understand some things about life in pre-war
Lodz; and second, Fritz Neubauer, who has solved the question definitively
by sending me specific information, including a 1940 German map of
"Litzmannstadt" which showed that the street, clearly named as Zeichner (not
Zeichnen), was indeed Rysownicza. This small street, which is not in the
Lodz Streets database, was just outside the ghetto walls.

I am immensely grateful to Mr. Neubauer in particular for going out of his
way to find information for me and solve this question.

Chag Shavuot Sameach to everyone,
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

Researching: BULWA/BULWAR/BULWER, PELTZMAN (Rawa Mazowiecka, Lodz);
FRENKIEL, FERLIPTER (Belz); KALUSZYNER, KUSMIERSKI, KASZKIET (Kaluszyn,
Lodz); KUZKA, RZETELNY, SIENNICKI, WROBEL (Kaluszyn); KRYSKA, LICHTENSZTAJN
(Kiernozia, Wyszogrod, Sieradz, Lodz); WAKS, BEKER, BERKOWICZ, ENGEL (Nowe
Miasto nad Pilica); GOLDSZTEJN (Lodz; family of Szmerel & Itta nee
ZYMERVOGEL, both d. WWII); BORNSZTAJN (Lodz; family of Moshe
Hersz,1879-1942), ROSENBERG, WEISKOPF (Przedborz); NAJFELD (Lodz; family of
Szulem Berek & Estera nee KASZKIET).


Meshullam Zelman ASHKENAZI #rabbinic

Morgulas, Seth L LTC NG NG NGB <seth.morgulas@...>
 

I am trying to find some more information on possible descendants of
Meshullam Zelman ASHKENAZI. I have looked at a number of trees and
his listing in The Unbroken Chain but although there seems to be a
lot on his ancestry I can't find a lot of descendants.

My great great grandfather Nathan Markus SCHMETTERLING married Esther
ASHKENAZI and they lived in Khorotskiv and Skalat. Nathan's father
Chaim had several siblings, the descendants of one of them married
the ABERBACHS of Bolechow. I know that Esther died around 1890 and
was born about 1848. I can find nothing to indicate her parents or
the parents of the oldest SCHMETTERLINGS all born in the 1820s and
1830s.

Based on DNA testing I am related to a person with a most likely
point of commonality with Meshullam. But his tree only has the
single line of descendants so I cannot tell exactly how to connect
Esther as there seem to be about two or possibly three generations
between her and Meshullam.

Does anyone have any thoughts on possible connections?

Seth MORGULAS (MARGULIES)
NYC


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Meshullam Zelman ASHKENAZI #rabbinic

Morgulas, Seth L LTC NG NG NGB <seth.morgulas@...>
 

I am trying to find some more information on possible descendants of
Meshullam Zelman ASHKENAZI. I have looked at a number of trees and
his listing in The Unbroken Chain but although there seems to be a
lot on his ancestry I can't find a lot of descendants.

My great great grandfather Nathan Markus SCHMETTERLING married Esther
ASHKENAZI and they lived in Khorotskiv and Skalat. Nathan's father
Chaim had several siblings, the descendants of one of them married
the ABERBACHS of Bolechow. I know that Esther died around 1890 and
was born about 1848. I can find nothing to indicate her parents or
the parents of the oldest SCHMETTERLINGS all born in the 1820s and
1830s.

Based on DNA testing I am related to a person with a most likely
point of commonality with Meshullam. But his tree only has the
single line of descendants so I cannot tell exactly how to connect
Esther as there seem to be about two or possibly three generations
between her and Meshullam.

Does anyone have any thoughts on possible connections?

Seth MORGULAS (MARGULIES)
NYC


Displaced persons in Paris 1946 #general

Aubrey Jacobus <aajacobus@...>
 

I went to Paris in 1946 to meet some Polish cousins who had escaped
into the USSR in 1939 ahead of the Nazis .
They stayed the whole war in Siberia. There was a large number of
similar families living and working in the St Paul district of Paris
in spite of attacks by French fascists. They were hoping for US Visas
but went to Cuba .
Does anyone have had a similar experience and what has been published
on this subject

Aubrey Jacobus
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Displaced persons in Paris 1946 #general

Aubrey Jacobus <aajacobus@...>
 

I went to Paris in 1946 to meet some Polish cousins who had escaped
into the USSR in 1939 ahead of the Nazis .
They stayed the whole war in Siberia. There was a large number of
similar families living and working in the St Paul district of Paris
in spite of attacks by French fascists. They were hoping for US Visas
but went to Cuba .
Does anyone have had a similar experience and what has been published
on this subject

Aubrey Jacobus
London

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