Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
Since you live in New York City, it will be easier for you to find more
about your ZINGERs.
For deaths before 1949, the records are held by the Municipal Archives.
You can go there, look for your individual in the indexes, and obtain a
copy of his death certificate. That could give you the name of a
relative, where he is buried (which could provide you with who's paying
for grave care) and when to look for a newspaper obit or death notice.
It might also have his SSN.
If your information is wrong, and he died after 1949, and unless the
policies have changed recently, you can go to the Dept. Of Health, pay a
small fee (about $15.00), and look through the index books. If you find
your individual, you'll have a date of death, with which you can
investigate obituaries or death notices in the newspaper.
With a date of death, you could also order a copy of his SS-5. The cost
is higher and the delay longer if you don't have a SSN, but the search
is still possible.
Mogilev - BERLIN; HENKIN-GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ-POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN-LAVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY;
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; RINCOVER-HARINCOVER; DOLLINGER
Harbin, China: SREBERK-SCHRIEBER, LITEBSK, SCHON--