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JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #austria-czech

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #austria-czech

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To Bessarabia SIG members #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

We suspect many of you are not aware that last year, our founder and president
Yefim Kogan was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the JewishGen
leadership. The award was announced at the IAJGS annual conference,
so if you did not attend, you may not be aware of it.

Having recently learned about this ourselves, below is a link to the
video that was played at the conference honoring Yefim. What you
probably ARE aware of is the extraordinary contributions that Yefim
has made and continues to make which increase the chances
that we may find pieces of gold dust about our family heritage.

On behalf of our 900 members living in nearly 25 countries - thank you, Yefim!

https://youtu.be/CniWTctxRlk

Terry Lasky and Alan Levitt
Bessarabia SIG members


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia To Bessarabia SIG members #bessarabia

Alan Levitt
 

We suspect many of you are not aware that last year, our founder and president
Yefim Kogan was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the JewishGen
leadership. The award was announced at the IAJGS annual conference,
so if you did not attend, you may not be aware of it.

Having recently learned about this ourselves, below is a link to the
video that was played at the conference honoring Yefim. What you
probably ARE aware of is the extraordinary contributions that Yefim
has made and continues to make which increase the chances
that we may find pieces of gold dust about our family heritage.

On behalf of our 900 members living in nearly 25 countries - thank you, Yefim!

https://youtu.be/CniWTctxRlk

Terry Lasky and Alan Levitt
Bessarabia SIG members


JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #bessarabia

Dick Plotz
 

After a hiatus of several days due to technical problems, JewishGen
mailing lists are once again receiving mail >from outside. If you
submitted a message for posting in the last week and don't see it
posted in the next couple of days, please send it again.

We apologize for the interruption.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #bessarabia

Dick Plotz
 

After a hiatus of several days due to technical problems, JewishGen
mailing lists are once again receiving mail >from outside. If you
submitted a message for posting in the last week and don't see it
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Family from Moravia or Bohemia? #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

Those who are researching family who immigrated to Hungary >from areas =
that are now in the Czech Republic but were formerly Moravia or Bohemia =
should check out the FamilySearch Wiki called Czech Republic Jewish =
Records at =
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Czech_Republic_Jewish_Records

FamilySearch also has Wikis for Hungary =
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Hungary_Jewish_Records, Slovakia =
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Slovakia_Jewish_Records, and =
Romania https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Romania_Jewish_Records

Wikis are among the great resources available >from FamilySearch. Browse =
contents at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Category:Contents

Vivian Kahn, Oakland
JewishGen Hungarian Coordinator
<vkahn@...>=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Family from Moravia or Bohemia? #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

All,

Those who are researching family who immigrated to Hungary >from areas =
that are now in the Czech Republic but were formerly Moravia or Bohemia =
should check out the FamilySearch Wiki called Czech Republic Jewish =
Records at =
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Czech_Republic_Jewish_Records

FamilySearch also has Wikis for Hungary =
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Hungary_Jewish_Records, Slovakia =
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Slovakia_Jewish_Records, and =
Romania https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Romania_Jewish_Records

Wikis are among the great resources available >from FamilySearch. Browse =
contents at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Category:Contents

Vivian Kahn, Oakland
JewishGen Hungarian Coordinator
<vkahn@...>=


JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #unitedkingdom

Dick Plotz
 

After a hiatus of several days due to technical problems, JewishGen
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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #unitedkingdom

Dick Plotz
 

After a hiatus of several days due to technical problems, JewishGen
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July 24: genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute and Leo Baeck Institute.

Family History Today: "A person is only forgotten when their name is forgotten" -
The German Stolpersteine
Date: July 24, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of
Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history and
current practice of the Stolpersteine (literally "stumbling stone") Holocaust
memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working with those who
wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will highlight the stories of some
of the Jewish families being remembered, elucidate the steps he took to track down
living descendants, and discuss the reactions of those in the communities where
these stones have been placed.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors, and
Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at stolpersteine.bpt.me or
800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit
Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen July 24: genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute and Leo Baeck Institute.

Family History Today: "A person is only forgotten when their name is forgotten" -
The German Stolpersteine
Date: July 24, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of
Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history and
current practice of the Stolpersteine (literally "stumbling stone") Holocaust
memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working with those who
wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will highlight the stories of some
of the Jewish families being remembered, elucidate the steps he took to track down
living descendants, and discuss the reactions of those in the communities where
these stones have been placed.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors, and
Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at stolpersteine.bpt.me or
800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit
Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)


(Hungary) Online Photo Archive 100, 000 Photos Taken by Hungarians During 20th Century #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fortepan is a free online photo archive with over 114,000 photographs taken
by Hungarians between 1900 and 1990. The founder is Milos Tamasi. Included
in the photo archive are several rare Holocaust-related photos showing Carl
Lutz, the Swiss Diplomat who was responsible for saving thousands of
Hungarian Jews inside his Budapest glass factory.

Jews were prohibited >from owning cameras which explains why there are few
photos >from World War ll. Other photos were only >from the wealthy who could
afford cameras. Fortepan is encouraging donations >from all Hungarians,
including those who emigrated or forced to flee. If you wish to donate
photographs contact: fortepan@...

To access the photo archive go to: http://fortepan.hu/ You can chose
several languages including English or chose Chrome as your browser for
translation. The website states all photos can be downloaded and published
freely but to specify the source of the photos.

To read an article about the photo archive see:
https://hyperallergic.com/504429/fortepan-hungarian-photo-archive/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Moderator: We have posted messages about this marvelous resource in the past but
new users may not be aware of it. Although Jews were unable to own cameras after Nazis
took over the government, they did own them previously and probably took a number of
the pictures, which include images of places your families may have lived as well
as family pictures.


Hungary SIG #Hungary (Hungary) Online Photo Archive 100, 000 Photos Taken by Hungarians During 20th Century #hungary

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Fortepan is a free online photo archive with over 114,000 photographs taken
by Hungarians between 1900 and 1990. The founder is Milos Tamasi. Included
in the photo archive are several rare Holocaust-related photos showing Carl
Lutz, the Swiss Diplomat who was responsible for saving thousands of
Hungarian Jews inside his Budapest glass factory.

Jews were prohibited >from owning cameras which explains why there are few
photos >from World War ll. Other photos were only >from the wealthy who could
afford cameras. Fortepan is encouraging donations >from all Hungarians,
including those who emigrated or forced to flee. If you wish to donate
photographs contact: fortepan@...

To access the photo archive go to: http://fortepan.hu/ You can chose
several languages including English or chose Chrome as your browser for
translation. The website states all photos can be downloaded and published
freely but to specify the source of the photos.

To read an article about the photo archive see:
https://hyperallergic.com/504429/fortepan-hungarian-photo-archive/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

Moderator: We have posted messages about this marvelous resource in the past but
new users may not be aware of it. Although Jews were unable to own cameras after Nazis
took over the government, they did own them previously and probably took a number of
the pictures, which include images of places your families may have lived as well
as family pictures.


(Wales) Once Thriving Jewish Community is Fading Into Obscurity #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish History Association of South Wales (JHASW) includes on its
website over 300 items on the cultural heritage of communities of South
Wales. In addition to photographs they have newspaper clippings, rules and
regulations of Swansea Jewish Youth Club, minutes of meetings and more.
See: https://www.peoplescollection.wales/users/31091. They have spent a
year digitizing over 6,000 images and interviewing 72 Welsh Jews now in a
traveling exhibition, Voices and Images of the south Wales Jewish
Community. The list of places and dates are included in the aforementioned url.

As reported in Jewish News, thousands of Jews used to live in villages in
South Wales but now the 250 year old community is disappearing. In 1918
there were about 6,000 Jews living in Wales. Today the remaining Jews live
in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. Kosher food is brought in every two weeks
from London and there are no more Jewish schools.
To read more and see some classic photographs go to:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/charity-fights-to-preserve-memory-of-wales-fading-jewish-life/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Wales) Once Thriving Jewish Community is Fading Into Obscurity #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish History Association of South Wales (JHASW) includes on its
website over 300 items on the cultural heritage of communities of South
Wales. In addition to photographs they have newspaper clippings, rules and
regulations of Swansea Jewish Youth Club, minutes of meetings and more.
See: https://www.peoplescollection.wales/users/31091. They have spent a
year digitizing over 6,000 images and interviewing 72 Welsh Jews now in a
traveling exhibition, Voices and Images of the south Wales Jewish
Community. The list of places and dates are included in the aforementioned url.

As reported in Jewish News, thousands of Jews used to live in villages in
South Wales but now the 250 year old community is disappearing. In 1918
there were about 6,000 Jews living in Wales. Today the remaining Jews live
in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. Kosher food is brought in every two weeks
from London and there are no more Jewish schools.
To read more and see some classic photographs go to:
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/charity-fights-to-preserve-memory-of-wales-fading-jewish-life/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #general

Dick Plotz
 

After a hiatus of several days due to technical problems, JewishGen
mailing lists are once again receiving mail >from outside. If you
submitted a message for posting in the last week and don't see it
posted in the next couple of days, please send it again.

We apologize for the interruption.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #general

Dick Plotz
 

After a hiatus of several days due to technical problems, JewishGen
mailing lists are once again receiving mail >from outside. If you
submitted a message for posting in the last week and don't see it
posted in the next couple of days, please send it again.

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Manager of Mailing Lists
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JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #hungary

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Hungary SIG #Hungary JewishGen mailing lists are back up and running #hungary

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