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If You Need More on the Outlandish USCIS Fee Hikes See The Legal Genealogist's Posting

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have as have others posted about the outlandish proposed fee increases by USCIS for the immigration records we would as genealogists want for our ancestors and other family members. Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, wrote in today’s post about this and debunked some of the myths. If you still have questions or don’t think this is important please read her posting at: https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2019/12/02/fight-the-fee-hikes/

Do send copies of your comments to your US Senators and Representative. And do read and sign-up for the coalition which is fighting this: https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/

This is not the time to sit back and let others do this –we need everyone to respond. Only with a massive comment avalanche will we have a chance to get this overturned.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Re: Special JewishGen Deal - Today Only!🤩 #JewishGenNews

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Rabbi Kominsky,
Thank you very much for your continued support, and I apologize for any confusion this might have caused.
There are two options:
  1. Donate with PayPal
  2. Donate with Debit or Credit Card
I am including a screenshot below.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you in advance for your support of JewishGen's important work. We greatly appreciate it!
Avraham

Re: Special JewishGen Deal - Today Only!🤩 #JewishGenNews

Neil Kominsky
 

Dear Avraham,
I tried to use the donate link using my credit card, and after I fill in the whole thing, it won't work unless I sign in to or create a PayPal account.
I am not interested in doing this.  I used to be able to just use my credit card to donate to Jewish Gen.  Can you help me with this?

Thank you.
Rabbi Neil Kominsky
membership # 91913

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:19 PM Avraham Groll <main+owner@...> wrote:

Dear Friends, 

With so many online "deals" available today - it's time to offer the biggest "deal" there is in the Jewish Community  - JewishGen's vital and important work

With more than 30+ million records online (more on the way), and a host of brand new features, JewishGen has never been more important than it is today

AS A SPECIAL DEAL FOR TODAY ONLY - ALL GIFTS OF $70 OR MORE WILL QUALIFY FOR VALUE ADDED SERVICES (which includes enhanced search features, automatic email alerts from the Family Finder, and more). This amounts to a 30% DISCOUNT

Please click here to donate nowYou will be getting a "great deal" but more importantly, supporting JewishGen's vital and important work. 

Thank you in advance - we can't do this without you. 

Sincerely, 

The JewishGen Team 

P.S. For less than $6.00 per month - less than the cost of a Netflix subscription - you can help an important cause that is making an impact on countless lives throughout the Jewish community.  If you are in a position to do so, please click here to donate online - it will take less than two minutes, and will make an immediate difference.

Re: Special JewishGen Deal - Today Only!🤩 #JewishGenNews

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Linda,
Thank you very much for your continued support. 
I apologize for any confusion this may have caused. You do not need to register for PayPal to make the donation (unless you would like to sign up for recurring gifts). We analyzing using PayPal to process our donations since they offer a more secure, robust and cheaper platform than what we were using in the past. 
Thank you in advance for your support.
Avraham

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:48 PM Linda Cantor <lincan@...> wrote:
Well Avrami you sure make it hard to do things.  I tried to make a donation using a credit card but your form tried to force me to sign up for PayPal.  Sorry but I don’t like that.  Why ‘make’ donors do things that they object to.  It’s a real turn-off.
 
Linda Cantor
 
From: Avraham Groll
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 12:19 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Special JewishGen Deal - Today Only!🤩 #JewishGenNews
 

Dear Friends,

With so many online "deals" available today - it's time to offer the biggest "deal" there is in the Jewish Community  - JewishGen's vital and important work.

With more than 30+ million records online (more on the way), and a host of brand new features, JewishGen has never been more important than it is today.

AS A SPECIAL DEAL FOR TODAY ONLY - ALL GIFTS OF $70 OR MORE WILL QUALIFY FOR VALUE ADDED SERVICES (which includes enhanced search features, automatic email alerts from the Family Finder, and more). This amounts to a 30% DISCOUNT!

Please click here to donate now. You will be getting a "great deal" but more importantly, supporting JewishGen's vital and important work.

Thank you in advance - we can't do this without you.

Sincerely,

The JewishGen Team

P.S. For less than $6.00 per month - less than the cost of a Netflix subscription - you can help an important cause that is making an impact on countless lives throughout the Jewish community.  If you are in a position to do so, please click here to donate online - it will take less than two minutes, and will make an immediate difference.



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Re: JEWISH FAMILIES IN SOUTH WALES frederick howard hewson #UnitedKingdom #liverpool #commercial #Names

Lewis, Megan
 

Dear df,

Have you contacted Jewish History Association of South Wales, https://jhasw2018.wixsite.com/news?  Even if they do not have the materials you need they can probably point you in the right direction.

Best,

Megan

Megan Lewis  Reference Librarian  202.314.7860
National Institute for Holocaust Documentation
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org

NEVER AGAIN: WHAT YOU DO MATTERS

Support the Campaign for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Re: JEWISH FAMILIES IN SOUTH WALES frederick howard hewson #UnitedKingdom #liverpool #commercial #Names

Flavio Baran
 

He sounds like quite a character!

The Jewish Genealogy Society Of Great Britain has its own library in London and members with expertise in lots of different areas. If you contact them, they should be able to point you to helpful resources. 

https://jgsgb.org.uk/   

hope this helps

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN/BUCHSTEEN, ALPER, LISS/LYSS, LEAF, LIFSCHITZ, LUSMAN

 

Radzivilow, Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland

Polish translation - Mandelbaum Neuman Schell Lefkowicz

dspmaster@...
 

I am posting for translation three letters in Polish written by my wife's aunt in 1945 - 1946. She and her family fled from the Nazis to Russia. The Russians exiled them to Siberia.

Please respond via the forms provided on the ViewMate image page.

First letter - http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76044
 
We do not know the nature of this letter but it was written by Jadwiga Neuman (nee Mandelbaum) and sent to Richard Loewenstein that lived in 55 Gordon Street in Tel Aviv, now Israel, then Palestine. The letter was written in September 11, 1945.

.Second letter - ..https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76045

We do not know the nature of this letter but it was written by Jadwiga Neuman (nee Mandelbaum) and sent to Ruth Lekowicz that lived in 45 Popham rd in Scarsdale NY. The letter was written in September 15, 1945.

Third letter - ..https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM76046

We do not know the nature of this letter but it was written by Jadwiga Neuman (nee Mandelbaum) and sent to Ruth Lekowicz that lived in 45 Popham rd in Scarsdale NY. The letter was written in April 10, 1946.

Thanks

Shaul Berger
California
dspmaster@...

BRUMER, RETTIG, WATTENBERG (Zolkiew, Rawa Russka);
HUTTER, KIFLIG, HERZIG, WATTENBERG (Jaroslaw, Przemysl,
Dobromil, Stanislawow);
BERGER & SPITZER (Szecseny, Shirkovce, Prague);
POSNER, LICHTSZAJN (Warsaw); EHRENREICH (Warsaw/Miechow);
SCHELL & RIEGER (Gorlice); NEUMANN, FADENHECHT & NACHT (Krakow, Buczacz)

Re: Amazon Donations for JewishGen

clingan@...
 

Hi Nancy,
I think this is a great idea!  Lord knows, I spend enough on Amazon.  When I went to the link, I got my account, but putting in JewishGen yielded a couple of state societies but not JewishGen itself.  Perhaps others will have this problem and may also benefit from more direction!
Carol

Re: Special JewishGen Deal - Today Only!🤩 #JewishGenNews

Robert Hanna
 

I am already a Value Added member.  If I do this today, will it be tacked onto my membership when it runs out?

Robert Hanna


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 12:19 PM Avraham Groll <main+owner@...> wrote:

Dear Friends, 

With so many online "deals" available today - it's time to offer the biggest "deal" there is in the Jewish Community  - JewishGen's vital and important work

With more than 30+ million records online (more on the way), and a host of brand new features, JewishGen has never been more important than it is today

AS A SPECIAL DEAL FOR TODAY ONLY - ALL GIFTS OF $70 OR MORE WILL QUALIFY FOR VALUE ADDED SERVICES (which includes enhanced search features, automatic email alerts from the Family Finder, and more). This amounts to a 30% DISCOUNT

Please click here to donate nowYou will be getting a "great deal" but more importantly, supporting JewishGen's vital and important work. 

Thank you in advance - we can't do this without you. 

Sincerely, 

The JewishGen Team 

P.S. For less than $6.00 per month - less than the cost of a Netflix subscription - you can help an important cause that is making an impact on countless lives throughout the Jewish community.  If you are in a position to do so, please click here to donate online - it will take less than two minutes, and will make an immediate difference.

Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group meeting - Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 #JGSNews

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, a committee of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, will hold its December 2019 meeting on Sunday, December 8th from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ.

Come prepared with research questions and/or a desire to help others with their research challenges. The entire meeting will be devoted to learning and problem solving. Internet access will be available.

The meeting is free of charge and open to all.

For further information see our webpage at https://azjhs.org/Genealogy.html

Emily Garber

Chair

Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group

Special JewishGen Deal - Today Only!🤩 #JewishGenNews

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Friends, 

With so many online "deals" available today - it's time to offer the biggest "deal" there is in the Jewish Community  - JewishGen's vital and important work

With more than 30+ million records online (more on the way), and a host of brand new features, JewishGen has never been more important than it is today

AS A SPECIAL DEAL FOR TODAY ONLY - ALL GIFTS OF $70 OR MORE WILL QUALIFY FOR VALUE ADDED SERVICES (which includes enhanced search features, automatic email alerts from the Family Finder, and more). This amounts to a 30% DISCOUNT

Please click here to donate nowYou will be getting a "great deal" but more importantly, supporting JewishGen's vital and important work. 

Thank you in advance - we can't do this without you. 

Sincerely, 

The JewishGen Team 

P.S. For less than $6.00 per month - less than the cost of a Netflix subscription - you can help an important cause that is making an impact on countless lives throughout the Jewish community.  If you are in a position to do so, please click here to donate online - it will take less than two minutes, and will make an immediate difference.

Re: Translation of word from unknown language #Translations #YizkorBooks #Bessarabia

Flavio Baran
 

Could it possibly be the Spanish “ferrocarril”? That means railway. Altho why they would use a Spanish word, I don’t know.

Nancy S

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN/BUCHSTEEN, ALPER, LISS/LYSS, LEAF, LIFSCHITZ, LUSMAN

Radzivilow, Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland

Finding relatives

zaida67@...
 

Looking for family taub or family Bihari

(Canada) Reports of Admissions and Rejections

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

                                            


Canada has copies of their Admissions and Rejections Reports, they are accessible on the Canadian (Ancestry.ca) or worldwide version of Ancestry. Yes, Ancestry is a paid service, but for those in Canada many of the public libraries have the Canadian version, and Family Search Centers have it available in their centers, and in the US many public libraries also have subscriptions available. I am not knowledgeable if libraries in the UK, Europe, Australia or elsewhere also have the worldwide version available.

 

Manifests for 1908-35 are available at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) on microfilm and partially online.  This is a fascinating database for historians of Canadian migration and border control.  According to an article in Active history.ca  The Reports of Admissions and Rejections are broadsheet manifests on which immigration agents recorded details about each non-Canadian who appeared at border checkpoints, seeking to enter the country.  Information on each person, including name, age, sex, relationship of groups of travelers to one another, place of birth, nationality,” race or people”, language, religion, occupation in home country, intended occupation in Canada, destination, amount of money in possession, and mode of transportation.

 

The final column of the broadsheets (manifests)  indicates whether a traveler was admitted or rejected, the reason for rejection (i.e. a citation of the law or laws precluding admission), whether or not the decision was appealed, and the name or initials of the presiding officer.

 

An interesting story in told in the article, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/rejected-border-crossing-records-and-histories-of-exclusion/ about a young Jewish Russian émigré living in New York, taking her two American-born sons on the train to Toronto to visit the Canadian wing of her family, Jewish émigrés from Russia.  When the train crossed the Niagara River from Buffalo and ground to a halt at the Canadian immigration checkpoint at Bridgeburg, the immigration agent declared that she and her boys would not be permitted to enter Canada.  Since she had been born in Russia and was not a naturalized United States citizen, in order to enter Canada legally she would need to travel directly from Russia. It did not matter that the two children were American born or that she had adequate funds for the time they would visit Canada.

 

The “law” denying entry was not only from the United States but also from Europe. The regulation was not applied to Americans or British subjects from the white dominions, who were excepted by P.C. 1923-183.  P.C. 23 refers to Order-in-Council 1914-23 a modified version of the continuous journey regulation issued after a judge deemed an older law invalid. While the regulation was used predominately to restrict Asian immigration, it stated that travelers seeking to enter Canada must have taken a “continuous journey” from their country of origin or citizenship.

 

It is worth reading the article by Edward Dunsworth as he has done considerable research on these records especially if you are researching tobacco growers from the US.  To read the article go to:

http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/rejected-border-crossing-records-and-histories-of-exclusion/

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 

research in Connecticut

philafrum
 

I hope a Genner in Connecticut will be able to get information about the following individuals.  I'm interested in anything about their respective journeys to the U.S. and their specific origins in Russia:

1.  Jacob Madelstein, age 28, was naturalized on September 26, 1894 in Common Pleas Court in New Haven, CT.  Volume 3, p. 793.

2.  Abraham Mandelstam, age 32, was naturalized on October 1, 1894 in Common Pleas Court, New Haven,CT.  Volume 3, p. 798.

3.  Samuel Ruttenberg, age 40, was naturalized on May 18, 1928  in U.S. District Court, New Haven.  

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman  ( ebf2001@...)
New Jersey

--
Evan Fishman
New Jersey
MANDELSTEIN, LISNITZER, ADELMAN, PRESSEISEN, BURSTEIN, UDIN--Ukraine
FISHMAN--Terespol, Poland
FINKEL-- Brest Litovsk, Belarus

IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings-November 2019

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 but most were not—all postings are included below.

 

+             (Canada) Prince Edward Island Archives and Record Office Begins Move to New Location

 

+             (Canada) Supreme Court of Canada Reviewing Appeal to Strike Down Protection From Genetic Discrimination

 

+             (Czech Republic) Czech Government Approves Digital Tax on Internet Companies

 

+             DNA Testing and Law Enforcement Access to DNA Databases

 

+             The DNA Testing Companies Reply to Warrant Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database

 

+             (European Union) E-Privacy Regulation-Latest Draft Being Considered

 

+             (France) France to be first County in EU to Introduce Facial Recognition Software for Government Services

 

+             (France) French Media Organizations Launch Copyright Case Against Google

 

+             (Germany) Court Upheld Complaint for Right to be Forgotten to Convicted Murderer

 

+             Google Amassing Personal Medical Records

 

+             (UK) General Register Office Added Death Records Index from 1984-2019

 

+             CORRECTION UK General Register Office Added Death Records Index From 1984-2019

 

+             (United Kingdom) National Archives Blog Post on Safeguarding Their Nation's Story

 

+             (US) Copyright Alternative In Small-Claims Enforcement Legislation Passed House of Representatives in Senate

 

+             (US) USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records

 

+             (US) More on USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records

 

+             (US) Microsoft Will Use California's Consumer Protection Act Principles Throughout the United States

 

+             (US) New Bill Introduced in US Senate on Privacy: COPRA

 

+             (US) Online Privacy Act Introduced in House of Representatives

 

+             (US) Privacy and Personal Data-- Pew Research

 

+             (US) Requesting a Vital Record of a US Citizen When Occurrence Happened Abroad I

 

+             (US) Secretary of Commerce Ross Releases Statement of Results of Preliminary Census Test

 

+             (US) Senator John Thune Introduces "Filter Bubble Transparency Act

 

+             (US-CA) California Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Privacy Issues

 

+            ( US-NY) Governor Cuomo Signs NY Adoptees Getting Original Birth Certificates into Law --Effective January 15, 2020

 

+             (US-VT) University of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program

 

+             Warrant Issued Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database-- A Game Changer

 

 

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, 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

 

 

Polish translation of Barbasch entry

Milton Koch
 

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=VM76042

Please decipher the SECOND entry information for Meyer Hersh Barbasch. I am interested in the written notes as well as other family names. Thank you.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Milton Koch

BARBASCH-Podvolochisk, Tarnopol

JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County Meeting December 8 With David Rencher Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch.

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County's program is Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Light refreshments will be available. Come celebrate with us! This is our annual meeting and Chanukah party with valuable genealogical prizes—those who join or renew for 2020 by or at this meeting, and are at the meeting are eligible for their names to be drawn for one of a dozen valuable gifts.

 

Program: FamilySearch Historical Collections: Tips and Tricks

 

Join David Rencher, Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family Search share tips and tricks to searching record collections in FamilySearch. Learn new techniques for searching the collections, compiled genealogies and the Library Catalog.

 

Speaker:  David Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGen in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

 

Ask the Expert: Starting at 1:00 PM  with Hal Bookbinder. Come prepared and have your questions ready!

 

Traveling Library: Categories A and D will available starting at 1:00 PM.  To see which books that will  be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at: https://www.jgscv.org/library-traveling.html

 

Elections:  The Nominating Committee recommended 4 current board members to be reelected:

Warren Blatt,

Allan Linderman,

Andrea Massion

Israel “Issie” Perel.

 

At the November meeting one additional member self-nominated from the floor and was accepted:

Tammy Williams-Anderson

 

Elections were then closed. The bylaws permit 6 to 12 elected members. Therefore, the election will be for the five members by acclimation.

 

Directions:

Take 101 Freeway - exit Rancho Road in Thousand Oaks, go north (if coming from the west, cross Thousand Oaks Blvd ) to E. Hillcrest Drive turn right on E. Hillcrest go about 1.3 miles (just east of Conejo School Road) Temple is on the right. There are approximately 75 parking spots within the complex. There is no parking on Hillcrest Drive . You may park in the complex or on any of the side streets.

 

Membership: We have started our 2020 Membership renewal and joining campaign. Membership forms are available at the meeting and on our website, https://www.jgscv.org/membership.html . Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.  Dues increase January 1st by $5.00 so renew/join now!

 

Anyone who renews or joins starting with the September 15 meeting through the December 8 and attends the December 8th meeting has their name entered into a drawing for one of more than 12 excellent genealogical gifts ranging from DNA tests to subscriptions for Ancestry.com,  Family Tree Maker, Findmypast, Fold3.com, Legacy FamilyTree, Legacy Webinars, MyHeritage, Newspapers.com, Roots Magic and more! Each of these prizes is worth much more than the cost of an annual membership subscription. Please join or renew now!

 

The meeting is open to the public without charge. 

 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.


For more information about JGSCV see our website: https://www.jgscv.org/

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

 

Jan

 

Jan Meisels Allen

President, JGSCV

 

 

Translation of word from unknown language #Translations #YizkorBooks #Bessarabia

R Jaffer
 

There is a word that was used in a Yiddish poem from the Balti/Beltz, Bessarabia/Moldova Yizkor book that appears to come from a different language: 
From the busy –[“femintener” - not sure about this word]  train station, they carried

In their arms the singer Yosef Shmidt.
Any ideas?


 

Re: Pinkas Krinki

Avrum Lapin
 


I saw mention of the year 1652 and the last entry was 1941 . I saw a story from an Auschwitz survivor.  

Like many remembrance books Pinkas Krinki is a collection of memoirs etc. 

Avrum Lapin
avrum223@...