Date   
JewishGen ofers Basic 4: Explore Belarus SIG website June 14-June 27 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers a course for those interested in Research in
Belarus (includes towns in Vilna Gubernia, Suwalki, Dvinsk, Grodno
and Vitehbsk.

Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG Website June 14 to June 27

This is a two week workbook class of daily lessons set up with skill
building exercises. You may work at your own pace by downloading the
lessons to your computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end
of the session. Please visit the JewishGen Education website to view
the course description. This course is open 24/7 on the JewishGen forum.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Tuition for Basic 4 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for
the JewishGen Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to
the JewishGen General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then
welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize
you and will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email
the instructor).

For questions, please email the instructor
Nancy Holden
nholden@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG and JewishGen are both independent
organizations, and each has its own administrative and
fundraising structure.

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JewishGen ofers Basic 4: Explore Belarus SIG website June 14-June 27 #lithuania

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers a course for those interested in Research in
Belarus (includes towns in Vilna Gubernia, Suwalki, Dvinsk, Grodno
and Vitehbsk.

Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG Website June 14 to June 27

This is a two week workbook class of daily lessons set up with skill
building exercises. You may work at your own pace by downloading the
lessons to your computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end
of the session. Please visit the JewishGen Education website to view
the course description. This course is open 24/7 on the JewishGen forum.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Tuition for Basic 4 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for
the JewishGen Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to
the JewishGen General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then
welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize
you and will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email
the instructor).

For questions, please email the instructor
Nancy Holden
nholden@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: LitvakSIG and JewishGen are both independent
organizations, and each has its own administrative and
fundraising structure.

JewishGen ofers Basic 4: Explore Belarus SIG website June 14-June 27 #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers a course for those interested in Research in
Belarus (includes towns in Vilna Gubernia, Suwalki, Dvinsk, Grodno
and Vitehbsk.

Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG Website June 14 to June 27

This is a two week workbook class of daily lessons set up with skill
building exercises. You may work at your own pace by downloading the
lessons to your computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of
the session. Please visit the JewishGen Education website to view the course description. This course is open 24/7 on the JewishGen forum.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Tuition for Basic 4 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for
the JewishGen Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to the
JewishGen General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then welcome
to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and
will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email the instructor).

For questions, please email the instructor
Nancy Holden
nholden@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: JRI-Poland and JewishGen are each separate organizations
with their own administrative and fundraising structures.

JRI Poland #Poland JewishGen ofers Basic 4: Explore Belarus SIG website June 14-June 27 #poland

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers a course for those interested in Research in
Belarus (includes towns in Vilna Gubernia, Suwalki, Dvinsk, Grodno
and Vitehbsk.

Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG Website June 14 to June 27

This is a two week workbook class of daily lessons set up with skill
building exercises. You may work at your own pace by downloading the
lessons to your computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end of
the session. Please visit the JewishGen Education website to view the course description. This course is open 24/7 on the JewishGen forum.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Tuition for Basic 4 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for
the JewishGen Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to the
JewishGen General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then welcome
to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and
will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email the instructor).

For questions, please email the instructor
Nancy Holden
nholden@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: JRI-Poland and JewishGen are each separate organizations
with their own administrative and fundraising structures.

Re: Migrating from Portugal to Belarus #general

Judite Orensztajn
 

This is about Dona Gracia Nassi's family, isn't it? I remember that once I
searched (for curiosity) her tree in Geni and found out that one of her
great daughters married to an Ashkenazi Jew.
If you don't know her story, I recommend you to read about. It is simply
fascinating!
Best wihes,
Judite Orensztajn, Jerusalem

David E Goldman lugman@... <jewishgen@...> wrote:
I was looking at something very interesting on Geniregarding the "trail" of
migration of the famous Charlap rabbinical family of Jerusalem. This may relate to
part of my ancestry as well, who originated near Grodno in Dabrowa Byalistocka. In
reconstructing the history of this family line it is instructive what it involved
in terms of distance and of moving >from a purely Sephardic existence to a purely
Ashkenazi one...

I realize this scenario is not necessarily demonstrative of what happened to
my own family >from Dabrowa, however it definitely sheds light onto the whole
issue of migration of perhaps many Jews, and could be a scenario for my own
and others' Belarus ancestors (rather than as Ashkenazi Jews >from Germany).
Looking at the map, just the distance >from Salonika to Tykocin through the
Balkans, Hungary, Austria, Germany across all of Poland is a huge distance
of about 2000 miles. One of the Charlap-Ibn Yahya ancestors was born in
Salonika and then died in Tykocin!

Can any erudite Jewishgenners shed some light on this type of story? What
would have prompted a family to have moved in one lifetime a distance of
2000 miles over land northward in the late 1500s >from the comfort of the
port of Ottoman Salonika to the cold areas of what was then the Christian
Polish-Lithuanian empire?

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Migrating from Portugal to Belarus #general

Judite Orensztajn
 

This is about Dona Gracia Nassi's family, isn't it? I remember that once I
searched (for curiosity) her tree in Geni and found out that one of her
great daughters married to an Ashkenazi Jew.
If you don't know her story, I recommend you to read about. It is simply
fascinating!
Best wihes,
Judite Orensztajn, Jerusalem

David E Goldman lugman@... <jewishgen@...> wrote:
I was looking at something very interesting on Geniregarding the "trail" of
migration of the famous Charlap rabbinical family of Jerusalem. This may relate to
part of my ancestry as well, who originated near Grodno in Dabrowa Byalistocka. In
reconstructing the history of this family line it is instructive what it involved
in terms of distance and of moving >from a purely Sephardic existence to a purely
Ashkenazi one...

I realize this scenario is not necessarily demonstrative of what happened to
my own family >from Dabrowa, however it definitely sheds light onto the whole
issue of migration of perhaps many Jews, and could be a scenario for my own
and others' Belarus ancestors (rather than as Ashkenazi Jews >from Germany).
Looking at the map, just the distance >from Salonika to Tykocin through the
Balkans, Hungary, Austria, Germany across all of Poland is a huge distance
of about 2000 miles. One of the Charlap-Ibn Yahya ancestors was born in
Salonika and then died in Tykocin!

Can any erudite Jewishgenners shed some light on this type of story? What
would have prompted a family to have moved in one lifetime a distance of
2000 miles over land northward in the late 1500s >from the comfort of the
port of Ottoman Salonika to the cold areas of what was then the Christian
Polish-Lithuanian empire?

Re: Ship sailing from Liverpool to Canada ca. 1901 #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

The best means to obtain info on the SS Lake Megantic of the Beaver Line is to check
out the database for the Passenger Lists - 1865 - 1922 located in the Library
Archives Canada.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ship sailing from Liverpool to Canada ca. 1901 #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

The best means to obtain info on the SS Lake Megantic of the Beaver Line is to check
out the database for the Passenger Lists - 1865 - 1922 located in the Library
Archives Canada.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@...

Re: ship sailing to Canada 1901 #general

Eva Lawrence
 

Following on >from Alan Jordan's advice, the source to turn to for information English
shipping companies and individual vessels is Lloyd's Register, which has been
published yearly since records began . Old volumes can be found in reference
libraries and at the National Archives at Kew.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: ship sailing to Canada 1901 #general

Eva Lawrence
 

Following on >from Alan Jordan's advice, the source to turn to for information English
shipping companies and individual vessels is Lloyd's Register, which has been
published yearly since records began . Old volumes can be found in reference
libraries and at the National Archives at Kew.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

JewishGen ofers Basic 4: Explore Belarus SIG website June 14-June 27 #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers a course for those interested in Research
in Belarus (includes towns in Vilna Gubernia, Suwalki, Dvinsk, Grodno
and Vitehbsk.

Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG Website June 14 to June 27

This is a two week workbook class of daily lessons set up with skill
building exercises. You may work at your own pace by downloading the
lessons to your computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end
of the session. Please visit the JewishGen Education website to view
the course description. This course is open 24/7 on the JewishGen forum.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Tuition for Basic 4 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for the
JewishGen Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to the
JewishGen General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then welcome
to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and
will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email the
instructor).

For questions, please email the instructor
Nancy Holden
nholden@...

Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen ofers Basic 4: Explore Belarus SIG website June 14-June 27 #latvia

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education offers a course for those interested in Research
in Belarus (includes towns in Vilna Gubernia, Suwalki, Dvinsk, Grodno
and Vitehbsk.

Basic 4: Explore the Belarus SIG Website June 14 to June 27

This is a two week workbook class of daily lessons set up with skill
building exercises. You may work at your own pace by downloading the
lessons to your computer. Lessons must be downloaded before the end
of the session. Please visit the JewishGen Education website to view
the course description. This course is open 24/7 on the JewishGen forum.
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Tuition for Basic 4 is $18; this fee is waived if you qualify for the
JewishGen Value Added Services, having made a $100 donation to the
JewishGen General Fund within the past 12 months. You are then welcome
to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and
will not ask for a credit card; if it doesn't, please email the
instructor).

For questions, please email the instructor
Nancy Holden
nholden@...

Re: Conflicting Results from 2 DNA Sites #dna

RichardWerbin
 

I am reluctant to say this, but AncestryDNA is probably correct and
ftDNA is probably wrong.

Many people who are Jewish have tested at ftDNA and for a long time it
was thought that ftDNA did a better job of estimating cousin # for
Ashkenazi descendants. This is no longer the case in my experience
comparing results at ftDNA with gedmatch and AncestryDNA and talking
to ftDNA support on the phone.

The problem is endogamy. There were many close cousin marriages in
Eastern Europe. The result is that matches are often coming >from
multiple lines of descent and >from very distant relatives. This means
that a 100 cM total common DNA may be coming >from 20 small segments of
less than 5cM each. The results are misleading.

At gedmatch you can choose to set a minimum segment size to include in
a 1-1 comparison. Their default is 7 cM. Some people recommend a 10 cM
minimum for Ashkenaz. The only way I can match total cM between ftDNA
and gedmatch for some cousin matches is if I set the gedmatch minimum
to 3 cM or less.

If you view a match in the ftDNA chromosome browser, the default
threshold is 5 cM and you have a choice of 1, 5, 7, 10 cM.

I just got off the phone with ftDNA support who confirmed that Family
Finder match list is showing total cM based on a 1 cM threshold. It is
much too small if you are >from an endogamous Ashkenazi family.

The result is that they are seriously overcounting the total cM in the
match list because they are adding in a large number of very small
segments in some cases. Always check the total in their chromosome
browser and set the threshold to at least 5 cM.

Yes, sometimes when ftDNA says 3rd cousin, the real relationship is
often something like 5th - 10th cousin. Make sure you check the size
of the largest common segment at ftDNA. Double check at AncestryDNA
and gedmatch. AncestryDNA does not tell you the size of the largest
common segment. You can see that at ftDNA and gedmatch.

Richard Werbin

---Original Message---
From: "Pat Fuller" <patbfuller@...>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 17:46:26 -0700

I match someone at the 2nd-4th cousin level with 119 shared cM on
Family Tree DNA. But on Ancestry DNA, our match is at the 4th-6th
cousin level with only 26.5 shared cM. I have never received such
discrepant results >from 2 DNA sites before. I am in touch with the
person I match, so I know it's the same person. Could someone please
explain? Could there be a mistake? How can we determine which one is
correct?

DNA Research #DNA Re: Conflicting Results from 2 DNA Sites #dna

RichardWerbin
 

I am reluctant to say this, but AncestryDNA is probably correct and
ftDNA is probably wrong.

Many people who are Jewish have tested at ftDNA and for a long time it
was thought that ftDNA did a better job of estimating cousin # for
Ashkenazi descendants. This is no longer the case in my experience
comparing results at ftDNA with gedmatch and AncestryDNA and talking
to ftDNA support on the phone.

The problem is endogamy. There were many close cousin marriages in
Eastern Europe. The result is that matches are often coming >from
multiple lines of descent and >from very distant relatives. This means
that a 100 cM total common DNA may be coming >from 20 small segments of
less than 5cM each. The results are misleading.

At gedmatch you can choose to set a minimum segment size to include in
a 1-1 comparison. Their default is 7 cM. Some people recommend a 10 cM
minimum for Ashkenaz. The only way I can match total cM between ftDNA
and gedmatch for some cousin matches is if I set the gedmatch minimum
to 3 cM or less.

If you view a match in the ftDNA chromosome browser, the default
threshold is 5 cM and you have a choice of 1, 5, 7, 10 cM.

I just got off the phone with ftDNA support who confirmed that Family
Finder match list is showing total cM based on a 1 cM threshold. It is
much too small if you are >from an endogamous Ashkenazi family.

The result is that they are seriously overcounting the total cM in the
match list because they are adding in a large number of very small
segments in some cases. Always check the total in their chromosome
browser and set the threshold to at least 5 cM.

Yes, sometimes when ftDNA says 3rd cousin, the real relationship is
often something like 5th - 10th cousin. Make sure you check the size
of the largest common segment at ftDNA. Double check at AncestryDNA
and gedmatch. AncestryDNA does not tell you the size of the largest
common segment. You can see that at ftDNA and gedmatch.

Richard Werbin

---Original Message---
From: "Pat Fuller" <patbfuller@...>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 17:46:26 -0700

I match someone at the 2nd-4th cousin level with 119 shared cM on
Family Tree DNA. But on Ancestry DNA, our match is at the 4th-6th
cousin level with only 26.5 shared cM. I have never received such
discrepant results >from 2 DNA sites before. I am in touch with the
person I match, so I know it's the same person. Could someone please
explain? Could there be a mistake? How can we determine which one is
correct?

Updates to Bessarabia Revision Lists (completed in December of 2018) #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

The Bessarabia SIG is pleased to report that Revision Lists added in
December to JewishGen's Bessarabia Collection are now available in the
JewishGen database. The following sets of records were completed for
the following towns and years:

Ataki, 1859, 3866 records >from 523 families

Beltsy, 1854, 676 records >from 165 families

Bolotina, 1835, Baptized Jews – 6 records >from 2 families

Faleshty, 1875 (men only, head of household) – 448 men, families

Izmail, 1845-54, 189 records >from 39 families; and 1859-60,

additional records – 37 records >from 2 families

Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia, Reside in Kishinev, 1857, 5 records >from 1 family

Kiliya, 1860, Returned to Moldova Principality (Romania) – 11 records
from 2 families
Kishinev, 1859, Families >from Volyn gubernia – 21 records >from 5 families

Lyublin, colony, 1859, 458 records >from 66 families

Rashkov, 1859, 887 records >from 152 families and Name List – 369
records >from 152 families

Reni, 1851, 2 records >from 2 families

Soroki, 1859, 2177 records >from 307 families and Name List, head of
household – 243

Valya luy Vlad, colony, 1855, 489 records >from 55 families

Various towns in Yassy/Beltsy uezd (county),1875, Out-of-town – 1397
records >from 341 families, and Foreigners – 329 records >from 108
families

To access this update of the Revision Lists >from December 2018 go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsDecemberOf2018December.pdf

If you want to know what Revision List records are available, please
go to: https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/bessarabiarevisionlists.html

Here is a list of updates of the Revision Lists for the last 6 years:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/TPL_Base.asp?id=25

The new set of Revision Lists which are going to be completed in June
of 2019 and sent to JewishGen can be seen at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsJuneOf2019May.pdf

We thank the volunteers for making these records available to JewishGen.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators

Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Updates to Bessarabia Revision Lists (completed in December of 2018) #bessarabia

Nancy Siegel
 

The Bessarabia SIG is pleased to report that Revision Lists added in
December to JewishGen's Bessarabia Collection are now available in the
JewishGen database. The following sets of records were completed for
the following towns and years:

Ataki, 1859, 3866 records >from 523 families

Beltsy, 1854, 676 records >from 165 families

Bolotina, 1835, Baptized Jews – 6 records >from 2 families

Faleshty, 1875 (men only, head of household) – 448 men, families

Izmail, 1845-54, 189 records >from 39 families; and 1859-60,

additional records – 37 records >from 2 families

Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia, Reside in Kishinev, 1857, 5 records >from 1 family

Kiliya, 1860, Returned to Moldova Principality (Romania) – 11 records
from 2 families
Kishinev, 1859, Families >from Volyn gubernia – 21 records >from 5 families

Lyublin, colony, 1859, 458 records >from 66 families

Rashkov, 1859, 887 records >from 152 families and Name List – 369
records >from 152 families

Reni, 1851, 2 records >from 2 families

Soroki, 1859, 2177 records >from 307 families and Name List, head of
household – 243

Valya luy Vlad, colony, 1855, 489 records >from 55 families

Various towns in Yassy/Beltsy uezd (county),1875, Out-of-town – 1397
records >from 341 families, and Foreigners – 329 records >from 108
families

To access this update of the Revision Lists >from December 2018 go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsDecemberOf2018December.pdf

If you want to know what Revision List records are available, please
go to: https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/romania/bessarabiarevisionlists.html

Here is a list of updates of the Revision Lists for the last 6 years:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/TPL_Base.asp?id=25

The new set of Revision Lists which are going to be completed in June
of 2019 and sent to JewishGen can be seen at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsJuneOf2019May.pdf

We thank the volunteers for making these records available to JewishGen.

All the best,
Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators

IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings-May 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had
a time limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not
included below.

+ (Canada) Leslie Weir Appointed Canada's Librarian and Archivist
+ (Canada)Library and Archives Canada Insights to the 1926 Prairie Provinces Census
+ (Canada) Ontario Vital Statistics Announces 1918 Birth Registrations and
Indices Will be Transferred in 2023
+ (Canada) Prime Minister Trudeau Announces Plans for New Digital Charter
+ (European Union) GDPR Is One Year Old This Month
+ (European Union) European Parliament Vote for 751 Seats
+ (European Union-Ireland) Irish Data Protection Commissioner Launches
Inquiry Into Google
+ ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online
+ (New Zealand) Ten Percent of Population Did Not Complete Census-May be Prosecuted
+ (Russia) World War II Data Base Updated With Adding 5 Million Records
+ (US) 2020 Census and Privacy
+ (US) Muckrock Report on State of Public Records
+(US-CA) Bill on Consumer Privacy Act Blocked In Senate Appropriations Committee
+ (US-DE) HB 114 Amended and Now Has Even Further Proposed Embargo Dates
+ (US) Maine Bill Authorizing New Birth Certificate for an Adopted Person
and Removes Sealing of Original Birth Certificate
+(US-Maine)-Vital Records Access Bill Hearing Monday May 13, 2019
+(US-Maine) Vital Records Bill Killed in Work Session
+(US-Michigan) HB4241 Will Reduce Funding For Michigan State Archives
+(US-Michigan) Update on HB4241 Will Reduce Funding For Michigan State Archives
+ (US-NY) Reclaim the Records NY State Appeals on Post 1965 NY State Marriage Index
-Reclaim the Records Counter Appeals
+(US-NYC) NYC Department Proposes Sealing Original Birth Certificates and
Reissuing Absent Attending Physician Name With Lost Licenses
+ Re:(US-NYC) NYC Department Proposes Sealing Original Birth Certificates
and Reissuing Absent Attending Physician Name With Lost Licenses
+ (US-New Mexico) State Database of Laws and Legal Matters Now Online for Free
+ (US-RI) Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea Reports on Study Identifying
Risk to State Archives Documents

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings-May 2019 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records
Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the variety of
issues.some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts,
but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to
the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any postings that had
a time limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not
included below.

+ (Canada) Leslie Weir Appointed Canada's Librarian and Archivist
+ (Canada)Library and Archives Canada Insights to the 1926 Prairie Provinces Census
+ (Canada) Ontario Vital Statistics Announces 1918 Birth Registrations and
Indices Will be Transferred in 2023
+ (Canada) Prime Minister Trudeau Announces Plans for New Digital Charter
+ (European Union) GDPR Is One Year Old This Month
+ (European Union) European Parliament Vote for 751 Seats
+ (European Union-Ireland) Irish Data Protection Commissioner Launches
Inquiry Into Google
+ ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online
+ (New Zealand) Ten Percent of Population Did Not Complete Census-May be Prosecuted
+ (Russia) World War II Data Base Updated With Adding 5 Million Records
+ (US) 2020 Census and Privacy
+ (US) Muckrock Report on State of Public Records
+(US-CA) Bill on Consumer Privacy Act Blocked In Senate Appropriations Committee
+ (US-DE) HB 114 Amended and Now Has Even Further Proposed Embargo Dates
+ (US) Maine Bill Authorizing New Birth Certificate for an Adopted Person
and Removes Sealing of Original Birth Certificate
+(US-Maine)-Vital Records Access Bill Hearing Monday May 13, 2019
+(US-Maine) Vital Records Bill Killed in Work Session
+(US-Michigan) HB4241 Will Reduce Funding For Michigan State Archives
+(US-Michigan) Update on HB4241 Will Reduce Funding For Michigan State Archives
+ (US-NY) Reclaim the Records NY State Appeals on Post 1965 NY State Marriage Index
-Reclaim the Records Counter Appeals
+(US-NYC) NYC Department Proposes Sealing Original Birth Certificates and
Reissuing Absent Attending Physician Name With Lost Licenses
+ Re:(US-NYC) NYC Department Proposes Sealing Original Birth Certificates
and Reissuing Absent Attending Physician Name With Lost Licenses
+ (US-New Mexico) State Database of Laws and Legal Matters Now Online for Free
+ (US-RI) Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea Reports on Study Identifying
Risk to State Archives Documents

IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested. This
was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many genealogical
organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is
happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to
receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any of
the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look
at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go
to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and
follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Jewish Vilkaviskis - Ralph Salinger's excellent presentation: #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal's excellent program last evening:

Last evening's presentation, with Ralph Salinger,
speaking to us >from his home in Israel,
was totally fascinating!

We invite you to view Ralph's descriptive project page:
https://salingerblog.wordpress.com/author/ralphs11/
"Jewish Vilkaviskis, Discovering and preserving the past",
which describes his amazing 15-year project
and great accomplishment.

Our sincerest thanks to Ralph for his superb presentation

Stay tuned for our upcoming programs and
Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop dates.
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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Jewish Vilkaviskis - Ralph Salinger's excellent presentation: #lithuania

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>
 

The JGS of Montreal's excellent program last evening:

Last evening's presentation, with Ralph Salinger,
speaking to us >from his home in Israel,
was totally fascinating!

We invite you to view Ralph's descriptive project page:
https://salingerblog.wordpress.com/author/ralphs11/
"Jewish Vilkaviskis, Discovering and preserving the past",
which describes his amazing 15-year project
and great accomplishment.

Our sincerest thanks to Ralph for his superb presentation

Stay tuned for our upcoming programs and
Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop dates.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~