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@Rabbi Neil Kominsky:

I have Rothstein family from Poland (Kosow Lacki, to be specific); if that sounds at all familiar to you, please contact me directly.

Paul Weiss

San Antonio, Texas, USA

 

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Researching:  MIGDAL, ROTSTEIN/ROTHSTEIN, TRACZ, PIORO - Kosow-Lacki, Poland;

MIGDAL - Zareby Koscielne, Poland;

GITELMAN - Orla, Poland; Slawatycze, Poland; Paris, France

DOLINSKY, PAVELSKY/PAWELSKY - Bialystok, Poland area;

TZEMACH/CEMAJ - Augustov, Poland and Czarny Brod, Poland;

VASHEVNIKOV/VASHEVNIK/VISHEVNIK, BROVINSKY, LANBAUM - Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine;

VASHEVNIKOV/VASHEVNIK – Liubavas and Vilna, Lithuania;

WISE – Montreal, Canada

NAIZTAT – Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine;

YETNIKOFF – Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine;

BEJNUMOVICH/BENOWITZ, SCHNEIDER, SPOCH - Zhitomir, Ukraine


Nolan Altman
 

If you still have the list your students made, please contact me.

 

Nolan Altman

Memorial Plaques Database Coordinator

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Deborah Blinder
 

How would information about the deceased be an invasion to them?.  What is different from information developed from a headstone which could also provide leads to children, grandchildren, siblings, occupation, fraternal groups, tribe, age?
Memorial plaques give an another insight to our basis. 
As genealogists, we view this information as important to share, but not everyone is a genealogist. I wanted to document a small, private Jewish cemetery in my area several years ago, but the family that runs it declined to let me do so, because they didn't want the information to be posted online. I've also heard of Find A Grave volunteers being met with open hostility from people who didn't want their relatives' graves and information posted online. 

Even though we might not understand the reasoning behind their reluctance, I think we have to respect their feelings. 
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Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
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Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


Carol
 

These plaques are terrific!  I managed the project in Massachusetts, where JGSGB has posted nearly 80,000 plaques on jewishgen, and is trying to expand to the other New England states. 

You might be interested in the origin of this project, which is clearly the younger sibiing of JOWBR.  It was the idea of Warren Blatt, the previous head of JewishGen (who came from Mass), who noticed that his parents had put up yahrzeit plaques for his grandparents, who never came to this country.

I strongly encourage genealogists in other states to undertake this work!

Carol Isenberg Clingan
Dedham MA


djmartin4@...
 

How would information about the deceased be an invasion to them?.  What is different from information developed from a headstone which could also provide leads to children, grandchildren, siblings, occupation, fraternal groups, tribe, age?
Memorial plaques give an another insight to our basis. 

Daniel Martin
Delanco, NJ


Nolan Altman
 

A memorial Plaques Database IS a great idea.  That’s why we started one in 20917.  :} 

 

Please see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ for the home page for that database, which works the same as JOWBR.  If anyone wants to submit data/photos, please see https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm or send your questions to me at NAltman@...

 

Nolan

 


Daniel Mann
 

Synagogues sometimes keep member information such as family lists & yahrzeits of deceased family that the member observes .
They also may have lists of how the person is called up to the Torah.  This will tell you his & his father's proper Hebrew names.
I am aware of someone who made a nice discovery this way.
 
I myself regret that I only pursued this avenue after the synagogue moved & these lists may have been discarded.
 
I hope this tip proves helpful to some.
 
Daniel Mann
Researching 
CHALUTA Belarus.
SHERESHEVSKY Belarus esp Bialystok & Svisloch
AIDELMAN Belarus (Orly ?)
MANN Galicia esp Ulashkivtsi, Chortkiv, and Kopyczyńce
MANN  Vienna Austria
MILLER / MULLER Galicia
 
 
 


Neil Kominsky
 

I am 100% in favor of the memorial plaques project, which has wide coverage here in Massachusetts.  A word of caution, however: Get permission from the synagogue before you start copying.  I have encountered folks who have privacy concerns and are not comfortable about the information going online.  Frustrating as it is, they are entitled to say no.
 

(Rabbi) Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

researching Blitstein (Vitebsk), Rothstein (Poland?), Samson (Iasi), Chalit (Odessa), Kominsky (Aleksandriya, Ukraine), Medvedovsky (Nikolaev, Ukraine), Frank (Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia), Rosenbaum (Kunreuth, Bavaria), Pentlarz/ Pentlarge (Hostovice, Bohemia), Kleemann (Werneck, Bavaria), May (Wolfisheim, Alsace)


Emily Garber
 

This is the page for the existing Memorial Plaques project on JewishGen.
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


Ellen Lukas Kahn
 

The idea of having all genealogists go to their own synagogues to copy the information on all memorial plaques is a great idea for several reasons:
 
1.    The data can be put on similar spreadsheets such as was done for cemeteries.  I would suggest that JewishGen develop a master form to post on JewishGen, and find a volunteer to coordinate this (like Nolan Altman).
 
2.    Doing it from inside our synagogues is easier for most of us than going to cemeteries in other states and other countries.
 
Ellen Lukas Kahn
 
Reaching:
 
FAMILY NAMES, TOWNS (all in Germany)

FELDENHEIMER, Hengstfeld

GUNDELFINGER, Michelbach an der Lüecke

JACOBS, Osaan-Wittlich

KAHN, Klüsserath (an der Mosel)

KAHN, Osaan-Wittlich

KAHN, Rhaunen (Hunsrück)

LEVY, Aach (bei Trier)

LUCAS, LUKAS, Duisberg, Mülheim an der Ruhr

MAY, MAI, Niedermendig/Mendig

MEZGER, Crailsheim, Goldbach

NEUMANN, Wiesenbach

ROSENFELD, Wallhausen, Hengstfeld

SCHWAB, Schwäbisch Hall, Düensbach, Oberdorf bei Bopfingen

STRAUS, Laufersweiler

  


Max Heffler
 

My brain was on JOWBR cemeteries regarding complete sections. Not such issue with the plaques. I work on both and the 59 JOWBR cemeteries I am creating the HTML for were still on my mind. Both go to Nolan


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A few years ago I had my students copy down the information on all of the synagogue's memorial plaques.  I had been to a conference and learned about an ongoing effort to record these names somewhere in case of synagogue closure, merger, etc.  To whom do I submit this information?

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Max Heffler
 

Nolan Altman for complete sections: naltman@...


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A few years ago I had my students copy down the information on all of the synagogue's memorial plaques.  I had been to a conference and learned about an ongoing effort to record these names somewhere in case of synagogue closure, merger, etc.  To whom do I submit this information?

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A few years ago I had my students copy down the information on all of the synagogue's memorial plaques.  I had been to a conference and learned about an ongoing effort to record these names somewhere in case of synagogue closure, merger, etc.  To whom do I submit this information?