Ira Leviton asked for help with his Kronen family, after doing extensive
research in NYC. Brick Walls are the most challenging for genealogists; and
Ira has asked for suggestions:
1. With the wife's maiden name, and the 1930 census, look around the
"neighborhood" for *her* family. Try the Steve Morse front end for Ellis
Island (on JewishGen) and research *her* manifest, looking for who she came
with and to whom she came. Unfortunately you cannot look for a remarriage as
the NYC Bride's index only goes to 1938.
2. Try other surnames. You sought Kronen, but in the 1930 census it was Korman.
3. Look for naturalization because it would give you the exact birthdates of
the children; with those dates you can try the SSDI and FindUSA; this is a
great way to get around the married names; but the year alone is not sufficient.
4. Complete the form for Alien Registration for Yetta (circa 1942) if you
suspect she was never naturalized. That would give you the children's
5. Try the NY Times (at many libraries).
But i must admit, what blows my mind is that the surname KRONEN is not
registerred on the JewishGen Family Finder. Ira....Posting your query on
this list is a great idea, but you limit your audience to this list. The
JewishGen family finder has entries >from over 180,000 researchers; Every
month almost 5000 new researchers register, post their surnames and check
that database. How can other genealogical researchers find you? if you
don't register on the database?
why not go to www.jewishgen.org and click on JGFF...and add the KRONEN surname?
Phyllis Kramer, Wilton, Conn & Palm Beach, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net, researching (mostly Galicia):
STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod, Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubiecko
LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn(also Iasi, Romania)