Re: BERGSTEIN and "addresses" in jewishgen digest: January 31, 2001 #general


Dorothy Auerbach Rivers <> recently posted a query
on BERGSTEIN. She mentioned that she had gotten the following data >from a
Social Security list:
<< David BERGSTEIN, b. 30 April, 1893; d. July 1986; last address
was 11203 Brooklyn, Kings, NY: Jacob BERGSTEIN, b. 18 Feb. 1889; d. Dec.
1970; last address was 11214 Brooklyn, Kings, NY: Max BERGSTEIN, b. 2
Feb. 1885; d. June 1975; last address was 10467 Bronx, Bronx, NY: Morris
BERGSTEIN, b. 28 Feb. 1881; d. Nov. 1969; last address was 10456 Bronx,
Bronx, NY.>>
However, she didn't understand why there is a street number but
no street name.
I have an answer for her -- the number listed is *not* a street
number, but rather the zip code for the area of Brooklyn or the Bronx where
the person last resided or where the Social Security Check was sent. To
find each specific person's actual address try (a) searching a contemporary
telephone book (i.e., a circa 1968 Bronx telephone book for Morris
Bergstein who died in 1969, or (b) requesting a death certificate, if
possible (In NYC after the 1940's, this is not always possible unless one
is a close relative, though in other areas of the country it is possible).

Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Long Beach, NY

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