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Re: Visit JewishGen’s New Website!

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

Hi Ariel,

Thanks for this. The notice in the blue box is configured by the groups software not by JewishGen. I actually have not seen it before. My interpretation of it is that you can reply to individual messages within the digest, but that you cannot reply to the entire digest.

So, if you see a message within the digest that you want to reply to, click on that specific message’s subject & you should be able to reply to it using your email client. 

If you want to test it, click on a subject in a recent digest that you have received & reply with a test message. Hopefully that works!

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Ft. Collins

On Aug 14, 2019, at 1:19 PM, ariel_parkansky via Groups.Io <ariel_parkansky@...> wrote:

Hi Rachel,

Thanks a lot for the answer all of that are good news, both the possibility to answer directly from the mail and that messages will be moderated before posting (that I had already discovered after validating the first message :) .
Concerning the reply by mail, in the daily summary I've chosen to receive, the first big message I have is 
Do not reply to this email. To view and reply to a topic, click the subject.

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Re: Visit JewishGen’s New Website!

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi Rachel,

Thanks a lot for the answer all of that are good news, both the possibility to answer directly from the mail and that messages will be moderated before posting (that I had already discovered after validating the first message :) .
Concerning the reply by mail, in the daily summary I've chosen to receive, the first big message I have is 
Do not reply to this email. To view and reply to a topic, click the subject.
So if the option to reply the mail is available, it should be good to improve the message in order to avoid confusions.

Best,
Ariel


JGSGW - Special August Program on August 25 #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and the
Bender JCC are co-hosting a special August workshop, Genealogy in the
Comics: A Kids' Lecture for Grownups presented by Daniel Horowitz,
taking place at the Bender JCC, on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Activities
begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy "mavens"
followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM. The program is free and
open to the public.

Hollywood and the movie industry included genealogy references and
techniques in many of their productions for a long time. Comics and
cartoons also used genealogy to create intrigue and interest. Daniel
will show how these classics reveal family history and relationships --
sometimes hidden, and sometimes in plain view. Come and enjoy this
kids' lecture for grownups -- revive your childhood moments and discover
some of the characters' family secrets you never knew were there.

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. He is
responsible for outreach and liaison with genealogy societies,
bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing and attending conferences
around the world. He was the teacher and the study guide editor of the
family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15
years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and
transcription projects and holds a board-level position at the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). He has been dedicated to
genealogy since 1986.

Nancy C. Kotz
Vice President for Communications, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington
Website: https://jgsgw.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jgsgw/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW - Special August Program on August 25 #general

N. Kotz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and the
Bender JCC are co-hosting a special August workshop, Genealogy in the
Comics: A Kids' Lecture for Grownups presented by Daniel Horowitz,
taking place at the Bender JCC, on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Activities
begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy "mavens"
followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM. The program is free and
open to the public.

Hollywood and the movie industry included genealogy references and
techniques in many of their productions for a long time. Comics and
cartoons also used genealogy to create intrigue and interest. Daniel
will show how these classics reveal family history and relationships --
sometimes hidden, and sometimes in plain view. Come and enjoy this
kids' lecture for grownups -- revive your childhood moments and discover
some of the characters' family secrets you never knew were there.

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. He is
responsible for outreach and liaison with genealogy societies,
bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing and attending conferences
around the world. He was the teacher and the study guide editor of the
family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15
years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and
transcription projects and holds a board-level position at the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). He has been dedicated to
genealogy since 1986.

Nancy C. Kotz
Vice President for Communications, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington
Website: https://jgsgw.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jgsgw/


ViewMate identification: Whatever happened to Shifra Moshkovna Luchanskaya of Koshevata? #ukraine

Joseph Walder
 

I realize there is little chance of success here, but I am asking if
anyone with roots in Tarashcha or Koshevata, Ukraine, might have any
idea of whatever happened to Shifra Moshkovna Luchanskaya (probably
born 1894 or 1895). I worked out >from old Russian census records that
she was a second cousin to my maternal grandmother, Yenta Moiseyvna
Murakhovskaya (born 1897). The two posed together in a bunch of
photographs that I discovered last year and which date >from about 1917
to 1923, when my grandmother emigrated to the United States. Shifra
Moshkovna evidently remained in the Soviet Union, married and had at
least one child.

I have posted three photographs to Viewmate for inspection. ViewMate
#74712 shows Shifra Moshkovna alone and is dated 1917. ViewMate
#74713, dated 1925, shows her with three members of the Shepetovsky
family; the man is probably her husband. ViewMate #74714 shows her
with her husband (Beni, according to the inscription on the reverse)
and daughter (Rivulia, again according to the inscription on the
reverse). This third photo is undated but one could estimate it to be
from no earlier than about 1929.
Shifra's siblings indicated by the 1897 census include Chava (b.
1885), Chana (b. 1887), and Itij (b. 1893). Her father was Moshko Elev
(or Eliovich) Luchansky (b. 1867); her mother was Mil'ka Meyerovna (b.
1866; maiden name unknown). Her paternal grandfather was El' (Eliyahu)
Manev Luchansky (b. 1829); her paternal grandmother was Shifra.

Any help in solving this mystery would be much appreciated.


Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine ViewMate identification: Whatever happened to Shifra Moshkovna Luchanskaya of Koshevata? #ukraine

Joseph Walder
 

I realize there is little chance of success here, but I am asking if
anyone with roots in Tarashcha or Koshevata, Ukraine, might have any
idea of whatever happened to Shifra Moshkovna Luchanskaya (probably
born 1894 or 1895). I worked out >from old Russian census records that
she was a second cousin to my maternal grandmother, Yenta Moiseyvna
Murakhovskaya (born 1897). The two posed together in a bunch of
photographs that I discovered last year and which date >from about 1917
to 1923, when my grandmother emigrated to the United States. Shifra
Moshkovna evidently remained in the Soviet Union, married and had at
least one child.

I have posted three photographs to Viewmate for inspection. ViewMate
#74712 shows Shifra Moshkovna alone and is dated 1917. ViewMate
#74713, dated 1925, shows her with three members of the Shepetovsky
family; the man is probably her husband. ViewMate #74714 shows her
with her husband (Beni, according to the inscription on the reverse)
and daughter (Rivulia, again according to the inscription on the
reverse). This third photo is undated but one could estimate it to be
from no earlier than about 1929.
Shifra's siblings indicated by the 1897 census include Chava (b.
1885), Chana (b. 1887), and Itij (b. 1893). Her father was Moshko Elev
(or Eliovich) Luchansky (b. 1867); her mother was Mil'ka Meyerovna (b.
1866; maiden name unknown). Her paternal grandfather was El' (Eliyahu)
Manev Luchansky (b. 1829); her paternal grandmother was Shifra.

Any help in solving this mystery would be much appreciated.


Joseph Walder
Portland, Oregon, USA


Translation #ukraine

Tony Hausner
 

I have a video that was spoken in Ukranian.  I would greatly appreciate it if someone could translate some key portions of the video.  It concerns the experiences of the Jews during the holocaust in the town where my family is from.  Please let me know if you are willing to translate or have any suggestions. 

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Translation #ukraine

Tony Hausner
 

I have a video that was spoken in Ukranian.  I would greatly appreciate it if someone could translate some key portions of the video.  It concerns the experiences of the Jews during the holocaust in the town where my family is from.  Please let me know if you are willing to translate or have any suggestions. 

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)


finding address of resident who left in 1930s #lodz #poland

Gideon Miller
 

Hello,

I am trying to help my father in law who left Lodz as a small child in
1935. He will be visiting Lodz next month and would like to find the
house he was born in.

We have his parents' names and the address of his grandparents.

Any advice for finding the address of someone >from the pre-war years? Or
recommendations for a researcher/guide we could use?

Thanks very much for any ideas,

Gideon Miller

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Research resources may be shared with the list,
but please send any recommendations for guides or researchers
privately.


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland finding address of resident who left in 1930s #poland #lodz

Gideon Miller
 

Hello,

I am trying to help my father in law who left Lodz as a small child in
1935. He will be visiting Lodz next month and would like to find the
house he was born in.

We have his parents' names and the address of his grandparents.

Any advice for finding the address of someone >from the pre-war years? Or
recommendations for a researcher/guide we could use?

Thanks very much for any ideas,

Gideon Miller

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Research resources may be shared with the list,
but please send any recommendations for guides or researchers
privately.


Results of My Search for Ruzena FARKAS #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to all of the wonderful family researchers who responded to my
message about my cousin Ruzena FARKAS but especially to Renee Steinig
and Sherri Bobbish. Renee provided a link to the testimony that
Ruzena's mother Louise recorded for Spielberg's Shoah project and to
a marvelous website that include a narrative about Louise and her
husband Lazar and a marvelous painting that David Jon Kassari created
of the couple. Check it out at
https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/oil-painting/portraits-holocaust-survivors-david-jon-kassan
[or https://tinyurl.com/yymrpqe6 --Mod.]

It definitely takes a village!!

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Results of My Search for Ruzena FARKAS #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to all of the wonderful family researchers who responded to my
message about my cousin Ruzena FARKAS but especially to Renee Steinig
and Sherri Bobbish. Renee provided a link to the testimony that
Ruzena's mother Louise recorded for Spielberg's Shoah project and to
a marvelous website that include a narrative about Louise and her
husband Lazar and a marvelous painting that David Jon Kassari created
of the couple. Check it out at
https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/oil-painting/portraits-holocaust-survivors-david-jon-kassan
[or https://tinyurl.com/yymrpqe6 --Mod.]

It definitely takes a village!!

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California


Massachusetts guidance #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hello,
I'm researching a new family tonight and found 2 young sisters that died at
a young age. One before 1910 and one before 1920. They were born in
Springfield, Massachusetts and I am guessing died in that state. Any
suggestions are how I can find their death dates. It does not seem to be on
the usually sites to look at and doubtful an obit back then. Is there maybe
a cemetery section for young children? Their parents died one before 1930
and one after but that brought me to a dead end also.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Trudy Barch, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Massachusetts guidance #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hello,
I'm researching a new family tonight and found 2 young sisters that died at
a young age. One before 1910 and one before 1920. They were born in
Springfield, Massachusetts and I am guessing died in that state. Any
suggestions are how I can find their death dates. It does not seem to be on
the usually sites to look at and doubtful an obit back then. Is there maybe
a cemetery section for young children? Their parents died one before 1930
and one after but that brought me to a dead end also.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Trudy Barch, Florida


Re: (Greece) 75th Anniversary of Jewish Deportation from Island of Rhodes #sephardic

COMCAST Pop
 

Thanks for posting this here. This format is much easier to read than the old list and the ability to have a photo is a big improvement.
Mary-Jane Roth
Alexandria VA


ViewMate translation request from old german to english ,1857 passport rzeszow poland #general

Ruben Weiser
 

Hi to all
It is an old Passport dated 1857 >from the town of rzeszow in poland

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74707
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Ruben weiser
Buenos aires
Argentina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request from old german to english ,1857 passport rzeszow poland #general

Ruben Weiser
 

Hi to all
It is an old Passport dated 1857 >from the town of rzeszow in poland

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74707
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Ruben weiser
Buenos aires
Argentina


Re: Visit JewishGen’s New Website!

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

Hi Ariel,

I can’t help you with your questions about the new website but here are some answers for your questions concerning the new discussion group. 

You can send messages to this group from any email client. Just use the address: main@JewishGen.groups.io

If you are trying to reply to a message that you have received, just hit reply in your email client. Make sure to include some quoted text so that your message has some context.

Messages are moderated for most new members and cannot be seen until approved by one of the groups moderators.

If you continue to have issues posting directly from your email client, please feel to contact me at hopko@... and I can try to troubleshoot the issue with you.

Thanks for joining!

Concerning the new discussion group beta, I like also its looks but I see some drawbacks to the previous version: 
- I cannot answer or post directly from my mail. I have to navigate to the new platform in order to do it.That means more work for the same result and that could generate less posts from the users.
- In addition, I need to create a new identifier in order to post (so now I need two different ones to deal with JG).
-  As I post directly on the site. How will moderators control it? Will it be published until the moderator reviews it? Before, the moderators would ensure what reached the users.
- If posts are available until review, the possibility to add links on the posts could have some security risks.
------------------------------
Rachel Hopper
rkhphotography.net
r-hopper@...
Ft. Collins, CO



Re: Visit JewishGen’s New Website!

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi Avrami,

I like a lot the new design of the home page, congratulations !
Here are some thoughts about it:
- On the previous version I was able to enter directly from the home page to the JGFF, Viewmate, Kehilalinks, databases... through the submenus under databases and research just on top of the page. Now I have to scroll down, search for the right icon and sometimes navigate through 2 pages to reach the same destinations. It would be nice to keep the quick links on top for experienced users.
- When I navigate to another page, it's a big contrast between the looks of the new home page and the other pages that keep the same old look. Are you planning to migrate all other pages to the same template ?

Concerning the new discussion group beta, I like also its looks but I see some drawbacks to the previous version: 
- I cannot answer or post directly from my mail. I have to navigate to the new platform in order to do it.That means more work for the same result and that could generate less posts from the users.
- In addition, I need to create a new identifier in order to post (so now I need two different ones to deal with JG).
-  As I post directly on the site. How will moderators control it? Will it be published until the moderator reviews it? Before, the moderators would ensure what reached the users.
- If posts are available until review, the possibility to add links on the posts could have some security risks.

Best,
Ariel


words for step-grandparents? #general

Deanna Levinsky
 

Hello all,
I am trying to locate the family of Max Kroop who married Anna (Annie)
Rifkin on June 28, 1910 in New York City, probably in Brooklyn. I am
also trying to locate the family of Robert Goldstein who married Annie
Rifkin on June 12, 1920, also in New York City, probably Brooklyn. It
appears that Annie, Max and Robert were all born in Russia. I have
copies of their marriage certificates but have not been able to trace
anything.
Is there a special (honorific) word (either Russian or Yiddish) that
would have been used in the early part of the 1900's when a child
speaks to the parents of her mother's husband?
All help greatly appreciated,
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, NY