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Belarus SIG #Belarus Updated New York City Synagogue List #Belarus

steve725@...
 

Hi,

I have just added more than one hundred and seventy new name/locations for
former (some still active) Manhattan synagogues to my Manhattan "Synagogues
of New York City" list.
Of course many of them are associated with towns that exist in Europe,
though most without many, if any, Jews. The additions were taken >from the
New York City 1905-6 City Directory.

Here are the towns that are represented on my synagogue list. There are no
doubt mistakes in identification, and there are many that I just can't
associate a specific town name with though I know the synagogue is
associated with a town in Europe.

Here is a list of towns represented. For each on the Manhattan synagogue
list, you will find a street address, and occasionally the name of the
synagogue president, rabbi, sexton and the occasional cantor.
This Manhattan synagogue list has now topped eight hundred entries, though
some are the same synagogue that has simply changed locations, etc. Here
goes (not necessarily in alphabetical order):

Ivenets
Svir
Timkovichi
Minsk
Slutzk
Neshvish
Grodno
Brest
Lyskovo
Smorgon
Mir
Slonim
Shklow

Of course, there are more Manhattan synagogues associated with towns in
today's Belarus on the list; the aforementioned towns just represent the new
names of synagogues that were added.

The Manhattan synagogue list can be found at
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-syn-manhattan.htm .

Regards,
Steven Lasky
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com
steve@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus Mogilev: A List of Fonds #Belarus

Marilyn Robinson
 

Hi All,
The following is a list of Fonds (numbers & titles, no individual
families) for Mogilev province (date unknown) to aid in your searches:

2285 Mstislav a state-owned Jewish School, 2286 Rogachev Jewish primary
school,2402 Gomel Jewish community, 2403 dobromyslenskoe Jewish society,
2404 zhuravichskoe Jewish society, 2405 zabychansko neginskoe-Jewish
society
2406 Klimovichi Jewish society, 2407 Casimir Slobodskoe Jewish society,
2408 Karpilovskaya Jewish society,
2409 Mogilev Jewish Community, 2410 Orsha Jewish society, 2411 Rogachev
Jewish society, 2412 Streshinsky Jewish society, 2413 Old-Tolochin
Jewish society, 2440 Cherikov Jewish uchilischnaya county commission,
2449 Cherikov a state-owned Jewish School, 2451 Lyadnyanskoe Jewish
society, 2452 Miloslavichskoe Jewish society, 2453 Khotimsk Jewish
society, 2454 Shumyachskoe Jewish society, 2455 Zaharinskoe Jewish
society, 2456 Gorki urban Jewish society,
2457 Zhlobin Jewish society, 2458 Dubrovno Jewish society, 2459 Mogilev
Jewish Burial Society, 2487 Dashkovsky Jewish religious community

There are other titles, but none specifically Jewish.

Marilyn Robinson
Florida
Searching: Yudin & Shapiro (Sharovshchina, Belarus); Levine/Luria
(Krakow, Lodz, Pietrkow), Cohen (Ostrolenka/Ostroleki), Anschelowicz (Dvinsk),
Taufield ( anywhere)

Belarus SIG #Belarus Mogilev: A List of Fonds #Belarus

plutsk@...
 

Marilyn Robinson has posted a list of fonds for Mogilev province. How
can these fonds be accessed or searched?

Steve Gold
Detroit area

Researching ADLER (Krakowiec, Ukraine) CHERNOV (Belarus) COHEN
(Poland) FELD (Krakowiec, Ukraine) GELB (Ukraine) GOLD (Rypin and
Dobrzyn, Poland) HUTT (Ukraine) KURTZMAN (Rypin, Poland) LEVANT
(Mogilev, Belarus) OFFENBERG (Ukraine) STARK (L'viv, Ukraine) WECKER
(L'viv, Ukraine)

Belarus SIG #Belarus Lithuania/Belarus #Belarus

Paulette Bronstein
 

Greetings To All,
I will be spending one day in Dzisna Belarus and one day in Salakas
Lithuania on a Roots Tour this summer. If anyone has visited these two
towns kindly contact me privately.
Thank you.
Paulette Bronstein
Aventura, Florida
GAMBURG - Salakas, Ekaterinoslav, Brooklyn
GAMUS - Dzisna, Ekaterinoslav, Brooklyn
BRONSTEIN/BRONSHTEIN - Ostrug, Kfar Saba
ROSENCWEIG - Lodz, Kfar Saba

Belarus SIG #Belarus AARONS(ARONCZYK?)/GUREVICH(HOROWITZ?) marriage in Krasnoluk Minsk 1899 #Belarus

mavalan_shaffer@...
 

Dear Genners,

My grandparents, Joseph AARONS (ARONCZIK?) and Sara GUREVICH
(HOROWITZ?) were married in Krasnoluk Minsk in December 1899.My
grandfather's UK Naturalization papers (1919) say documentation evidence
produced.My grandfather was born 5th May 1877 in Shelibo to parents
Solomon and Grecia Aarons.Is there a website that may show details of
the marriage?
With thanks,
Mavis Shaffer
London
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Belarus SIG #Belarus JOWBR Submission Due Date Reminder #Belarus

bounce-2231396-772948@...
 

Hi all,

Just a reminder that May 31st is the due date for those who wish to submit
data and/or photos for inclusion in the JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry) http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ database. Any
submissions received by the 31st will be part of our next update that will
go live prior to the summer conference.

For more information on submitting information, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
screencasts (short online movies) at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

If you have any issues with the deadline or your submission, please contact
me directly at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator

Belarus SIG #Belarus DC2011: Archivist of the United States Announced as Gala Speaker #Belarus

dc2011_conference@...
 

We are pleased to announce that David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the
United States, will speak at the Conference Gala on Thursday evening,
August 18. The evening will feature excellent kosher food, extensive
networking and social opportunities, announcements of IAJGS awardees for
their contributions to genealogy, and the music and vocals of the
world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio.

David S. Ferriero was sworn in as 10th Archivist of the United States on
November 13, 2009. Previously, he served as the Andrew W. Mellon
Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). In this position he
was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating four
research libraries and 87 branch libraries into one seamless service for
users, creating the largest public library system in the United States
and one of the largest research libraries in the world.

Before joining the NYPL in 2004, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at
two of the nation's major academic libraries, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and Duke University in Durham,
NC. In those positions, he led major initiatives including the expansion
of facilities, the adoption of digital technologies, and a reengineering
of printing and publications. At Duke, he raised more than $50 million
to expand and renovate the university's library, and was responsible for
instructional technology initiatives.

Make sure you include the Gala in your conference plans. You can
register for the conference or modify your existing registration to
purchase tickets through the http://www.dc2011.org/index.php/register
web site.

See you in DC!
Marlene Bishow,
Vic Cohen,
Sue Isman
Co-Chairs - 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Belarus SIG #Belarus MORDECAI Family in Belarus #Belarus

peter@...
 

I am looking for the family of Moses MORDECAI, >from Smorgon
(Smarhon). He was married to Sara KALISKY. His son David,
who was born in 1875, emigrated to UK in about 1890 and
changed his surname to MORRIS. Other children including
Solomon Haim, Eliahu Meir, and Anna ended up in California.

I have previously asked for information on this family but
am now thinking that MORDECAI (or MORDCOVICH, or other
variations) may have been the original surname rather than a
forename.

Peter HINTON
Dorset, UK

Researching MORDECAI/MORRIS (Smorgon), MARKOWICZ (Oscieny,
Poland).

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately

Belarus SIG #Belarus DISNA DISTRICT RESEARCH #Belarus

Josie Barnett
 

The Disna District Research Group of Litvaksig is a small research group with
an interest in places, some of which are outside of modern day Lithuania
; in fact I believe that today they are all part of Belarus. The Towns and
Shtetls that we cover include: Bildziugi, Disna, Druya, Germanovici, Glubokoye
Golubicy, Leonpol, Luzhek, Plisa, Postovy and Sharkovschina...

Our most recent project has been the 1834 Revision List with the translations
for Sharkovschina and Druya having just been completed. Disna, Plisa and
Postavy are still in the pipeline and we hope to complete them shortly.

For further information you may contact me at hedakal@... and I will
do my best to help.

Josie Barnett
Disna District Coordinator.

Belarus SIG #Belarus Yizkor Book Project, May 2011 #Belarus

bounce-2235408-772948@...
 

Shalom,

So, May was a record breaking month for the Yizkor Book Project and, in
particular, for those of you whose eyes are turned in the direction of
Lithuanian communities, you might say it was "bonanza" month.

In addition, to adding a remarkable number of articles >from Pinkas Lita
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Lithuania), we also received the very
generous donation by Josef Rosin and Joel Alpert of the detailed community
articles appearing >from their book called "Protecting Our Litvak Heritage".
This month we've added in a number of communities and in coming months we
will continue with this endeavor.

This is not to say that other countries were badly neglected this month and
you'll see below that there were new additions >from Poland, Hungary,
Slovakia and the Ukraine. Of course, we also continued to update existing
projects that our dedicated coordinators continue to send in.

Now, if the book you are interested isn't yet online or the translation you
are after doesn't appear, perhaps you'd be interested in coordinating a
project to see that it does go online. No need to be frightened of this
challenge - I'm here providing Yizkor Book "coaching" services <g> and will
help you set up a project and see it become a reality. So, now I'm just
waiting for your message...

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 3
new projects:

- Gyula, Hungary (The Jews and the Holocaust in Gyula)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gyula/Gyula.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kalisz/kalisz.html

- Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html


Added in 39 new entries:

- Blazowa, Poland (Pinkas Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_poland/pol3_00090.html

- Braila, Romania (Pinkas Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00078.html

- Derazhno, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_poland/pol5_00067.html

- Josvainiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00323.html

- Kaltinenai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_062.html

- Kamajai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_067.html

- Kaplitz, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00565b.html

- Klalishok, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00598b.html

- Klykoliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00597c.html

- Krazeiai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_076.html

- Kriaunos, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00612.html

- Kruonis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00611.html

- Kruopiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00612b.html

- Kuciunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00567b.html

- Kurkletz, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00569.html

- Kurkliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00567d.html

- Kuktiskes, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00567g.html

- Kuperliskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00567c.html

- Kurtuvenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00567e.html

- Labinak, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343f.html

- Laukzemis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00343h.html

- Laukzeme, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00346.html

- Lazdena, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00352.html

- Lapiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00363b.html

- Leckava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00363c.html

- Lekeciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00364.html

- Leliunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00363d.html

- Lieplauke, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00362.html

- Lieponiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00362b.html

- Liksel, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00362c.html

- Linksmadvaris, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00270.html

- Linkuva, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00360.html

- Linkmenys, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00358.html

- Lioliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00363e.html

- Liskiava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00362d.html

- Lotava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00344.html

- Medenychi, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_poland/pol2_00308.html

- Spisska Bela, Slovakia (Pinkas Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo402.html

- Tarnobrzeg, Poland (Pinkas Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol3_00191.html


We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Garwolin, Poland (Garwolin Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garwolin.html [Polish]

- Glinyany, Ukraine (In the Diaspora and in the Homeland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/glinyany3/glinyany3.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/Goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/katowice/katowice.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kovel', Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Khmelnytskyy, Ukraine (The destruction of Proskurov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khmelnytskyy/Khmelnytskyy.html

- Lodz, Poland (Lodzer Yiskor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lodz/lodz.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of
Ostrow-Mazowiecka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow/ostrow.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Svir, Poland (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

- Wadowice, Poland (Memorial Book of the Communities Wadowice, Andrychow,
Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wadowice/wadowice.html

Finally, if you feel able to assist in helping to finance any of our
currently running translation projects at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
, your help would be much appreciated.

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Wishing you all the best and a Happy Shavuot holiday,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus ShtetLinks Project Report for April / May 2011 #Belarus

bounce-2235942-772948@...
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen ShtetLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these shtetlpages for creating fitting
memorials to the Jewish Communities that once lived in those shtetlach and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Bollendorf, Gemany
Created by Suzanne Tarica
Webpage Design by ShtetLinks volunteer Sam Glaser
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bollendorf/index.html
~~~

Chortkiv (Czortkow), Ukraine (G)
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Edward Rosenbaum
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_czortkow.htm
~~~

Koson' (Mezokaszony, Kosino), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Koson/
~~~

Seta (Shat, Shaty), Lithuania
Created by Ada Green
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/seta/index.htm
~~~

Tarashcha (Tarasche), Ukraine
Created by Richard L. Baum
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Tarashcha/
~~~

Velikiye Luchki (Nagylucska, Vel'ky Loucky), Ukraine (S-C)
Compiled by Amos Israel Zezmer
Created / Webpage Design by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Velikiye_Luchki/
~~~

Vylok (Tisza-Ujlak), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Vylok/
~~~

Vynohradiv (Nagyszollos, Sevlus), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Vynohradiv/
~~~

Some of our shtetlpages were created by people who are no longer able
to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish them
luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Krnov (Jaegerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html
~~~

Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm
~~~

ShtetLinks webpages recently updated:

Bodrogkeresztur (Keresztur), Hungary
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Bodrogkeresztur/Welcome.html
~~~

Causeni (Kaushany), Moldova
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Causeni/Kaushany.htm
~~~

Jekabpils, Latvia
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Jekabpils/Jekabpils.htm
~~~

Kolonja Izaaka (Kolonia Isaaka, Isakova), Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kolonja/home.html
~~~

Lanovtsy (Lanowce, Lanavtse), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/lanovtsy/lanovtsy.html
~~~

Riga, Latvia
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/riga/rigapage.htm
~~~

Tiszalok, Hungary
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/tiszalok/Welcome.html
~~~

Zolkiewka (Zholkevka, Zhilkovke), Poland
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/zolkiewka/
~~~

If you wish to follow their example and create a ShtetLinks webpage for your
ancestral shtetl or adopt an exiting "orphaned" shtetlpage please contact us
at: < shtetl-help@... >
~~~

GOOD NEWS!! As a result for our appeal for HTML volunteers we now have a
team of dedicated people who will help you create a webpage for your ancestral
home. Please contact us if you would like help in creating a
ShtetLinks webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator

Belarus SIG #Belarus RE: Yizkor Book Updates May 31, 2011- Kamenitz/Litovsk #Belarus

romoss@...
 

Could someone tell me please if the Kamenitz Litovsk memorial book has been
translated yet?

Rochelle Moss
Canada

Belarus SIG #Belarus JewishGen Screencasts #Belarus

bounce-2237687-772948@...
 

Greetings all...
I would like to announce a new learning tool on JewishGen. I've created a
number of 5 minute screencasts to help folks navigate JewishGen. So
far they include:
....Prepare For Your Research
....Navigate JewishGen
....Find Your Ancestral Town
....Communicate With Other Researchers
I am working on one to differentiate JewishGen, Jewish Genealogy
Societies, IAJGS, JRI-P and all the other organizations and acronyms.

You can find the screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html
or just click on the "Get Started" oval on the top of the home page,
then click on First Timer...the screencasts can be linked >from a box
on the right hand side of the page.

I would appreciate any feedback, and any thoughts on what else you
think might be appropriate for additional screencasts.
Happy Hunting
Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gdns, Florida
V.P.Education and Special Projects, JewishGen Inc:
www.JewishGen.org/education

Belarus SIG #Belarus Only in Washington: Attend the Conference AND Visit Foreign Embassies! #Belarus

bounce-2240957-772948@...
 

We now have another “Capital Experience” to provide you when attending the
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It’s a never-before
opportunity to take in one of the many unique characteristics in our nation’s
capital, Washington, DC-- the foreign embassies based here.

We’ve therefore arranged with several embassies to open their doors to
Conference registrants for a unique “Embassy Experience.” Those attending
will not hear a genealogy presentation, but rather meet with representatives
from foreign countries. They’ll hear first-hand >from ranking officials,
which could range >from an attaché to the ambassador. These representatives
first will provide background information about those areas, and then allow
time for questions. Attendees will be able to ask about life in these
countries >from a variety of perspectives, including current foreign and
domestic policies, or recent economic, political and social developments.
(So come prepared to ask good questions for a polite and civil discourse.}

Five embassies have invited participants to their facility; these are:

EMBASSY OF ISRAEL: Monday, August 15
EMBASSY OF FRANCE: Tuesday, August 16
EMBASSY OF POLAND: Tuesday, August 16
EMBASSY OF GREECE: Wednesday, August 17
EMBASSY OF UKRAINE: Wednesday, August 17

A sixth embassy, the EMBASSY OF GERMANY, also has agreed to participate by
having a representative deliver a presentation at the Conference on
Wednesday, August 17. (Due to their facility being renovated, they can’t
invite visitors inside it.)

Those interested in participating in the Embassy Experience program
(including spouses or companions) need to register in advance to visit any
of the five embassy facilities listed above. (Attending the Embassy of
Germany presentation is included with Conference attendance.)

To register to attend the embassy facilities, either: (1) update your
Conference registration form if you’ve already registered, or (2) if about
to register for the Conference, do so and also complete the embassy
attendance section of the form. Advance registration will allow us to
arrange transportation to and >from the embassy (or embassies) that you’d
like to visit. Please see the Conference program for travel times needed to
and >from each embassy.

A nominal fee of $15 per person/embassy will be changed for transportation.
Registration will close on July 1, so that we can arrange transportation and
provide attendee lists in advance to the embassies. All attendees are
required to bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or
passport.

Remember, time is passing to register for this year’s feature-filled IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy! Conference registration rates
are very flexible and include: full week or single day registration, as well
as discount rates for spouses/companions, college and high school students.
Conference hotel lodging also is available through the Conference website.
For further information, please contact info@.... The Conference
website is www.dc2011.org.
Embassy Experience Coordinator
Dr. Eugene Alpert
info@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus New York Naturalisation of Thomas H. AARON #Belarus

mavalan_shaffer@...
 

Dear Jgenners,

Trying to find Naturalisation record/info for my G-Uncle,
Thomas Harry AARON who emigrated >from Minsk to US through Ellis Island
in 1906 (as Chone ARONZIK) age 24.I have his ship manifest.
I also have the 1910 Census which shows him, now Thomas Harry AARON,
living with wife Friede and children, at 505 Howard Avenue, Brooklyn (Ward
24, Kings).I believe he went to California for a while.The family went
to Canada in the early 1920s and I have found his grandchildren.Now
I believe I have found on the Internet a record showing the Naturalisation
in Erie County, N.Y. c.1920 of a Thomas H. AARON but do not have access
to further information on the record.Any further information would
be very much appreciated if anyone has access.

With many thanks.
Mav Shaffer
London, UK

AARONS, LIEBISKI
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Belarus SIG #Belarus London lookup for Michael Temchin #Belarus

David Gordon
 

Through the wonders of JewishGen, I was once in touch with a distant
cousin, Michael Temchin, in London. On my last visit there, we were
even able to meet and spend sometime together. Unfortunately, as the
years since 2002 have passed, we have lost touch. I can find, from
the internet, that he is a senior executive with a firm called
Threadneedle Investments, but try as I might, I cannot find his
personal address or other contact information. The e-mail I have no
longer works and the e-mail sent through JewishGen no longer works
either.

I wondered if I might ask a member in London to see whether he is in
the London telephone directory. If so, would someone mind sending me
a private message with his contact information? Thanks very much.


David Gordon
tiganeasca at gmail.com
Chicago, IL
Searching:
HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi; GORDON: Butrimonys
DRAZIN: Bobruisk; GEBALOVITCH: Borisov, Slavian
BENENSON: Borisov,HURWITZ: Gomel GETZOV: Smolevichi?

MODERATOR NOTE: David you may also want to search:
http://www.whitepages.co.uk/

Belarus SIG #Belarus London lookup--thanks to all! #Belarus

David Gordon
 

I recently posted a query seeking help in finding a cousin located in
London with whom I'd lost touch. Although I tried to thank everyone
who responded personally, I wanted to acknowledge the many responses I
received. I am truly grateful that so many people took the time and
made the effort to do their own digging and make so many wonderful
suggestions. I was surprised and pleased at the help and wanted to
thank everyone. Once again, this board proves to be an unparalleled,
enormously supportive group. I hope I'll have the chance to return
the favor either to one of my respondents or to someone else. Again,
my sincere gratitude.

Dave Gordon
Chicago, IL

Belarus SIG #Belarus Subj: ViewMate translation request -Yiddish #Belarus

rlsavin@...
 

Hello all,
I am hoping some one involved with this group might be able to help
me. I recently uncovered some letters that were written
by relatives left behind in Shedrin (Shchedrin) to my grandmother in
the Bronx. I have uploaded a specific letter that I believe
might help me connect certain branches on my family tree to each
other.I believe this letter was written by a cousin who had
moved to Moscow. =A0I don't know who he is or why he is there but I have
uncovered so many descendants and the translation of
this three page letter might uncover many family mysteries.
Here is the link...
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3D19294

I don't need a word for word translation. I need a loose translation.
I need to understand if any names are mentioned and/or why this cousin
is in Moscow and if his family moved there.
I have more letters in a box at home but I think this one might be
extremely helpful in my research.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to try to help me.
Regards,
Rishy Savin
Researching the WERTKIN/VERTKIN AND RABINOWITZ families >from Shchedrin

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Belarus SIG #Belarus HTML volunteers needed for the ShtetLinks Project #Belarus

bounce-2245136-772948@...
 

Dear Friends,

When we submitted a previous message, asking for volunteers to help
create ShtetLinks webpages several people responded and we now have a
wonderful team of dedicated and overworked volunteers. However,
there are not enough of them and prospective webpage owners have to
wait for months to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Cyberspace Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehilla / Shtetl / Town /
Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize the
Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Susana Leistner Bloch
VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
bloch@...

Belarus SIG #Belarus 31st IAJGS Conference - The Family Finder #Belarus

bounce-2247588-772948@...
 

The "Family Finder" is one of the treasures that attendees at the 31st IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will receive. It is an 8 1/2" x
11" book that contains the compiled listing of attendees at the conference
and the surnames and places that the attendees are researching. The last day
for submitting Family Finder data is this Thursday, June 30. Only a few days
remain!

You must register for the conference to submit data for the "Family Finder."
If you have already registered, you can go back into your registration to
add or correct the information that is there.

Is your Family Finder data complete in our records? When you registered, did
you plan to return later and enter your family research information? Have
you done so? Each attendee may enter up to 10 names and places in the
"Family Finder." The first 5 entries will be printed on the conference badge
in large letters for conference attendees to see and read. All 10 entries
will appear in the book. A new feature of the "Family Finder" is a listing
of conference attendees by DNA information/group.

Important! Please observe a few easy rules for entering data. Following
these rules will help make everyone's data uniform for ease of comparison.
For details, please review guidelines in the Family Finder article
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register/family-finder> on the DC2011 Internet
site.

Although online registration for the conference will continue until July 31
and you can even show up and register at the conference, if you do not
complete your "Family Finder" entries by the Thursday deadline, the
information will not be in the printed book and you will miss the great
opportunity to share your information with everyone attending the
conference.

If you haven't registered yet, be sure to do so before Friday, July 1, to
enter your Family research surnames. Start on the DC2011 Registration info
page <http://dc2011.org/index.php/register>.

See you in August!
Rochelle Gershenow
"Family Finder" coordinator
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Website: www.dc2011.org
Email: info@...