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Mt. Carmel Cemetery in NY #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Can someone tell me if Mt. Carmel Cemetery located at Cypress Hills Street
and Cypress Avenue in Glendale, NY would be a problem to get to >from the
conference hotel in August? What would be the best method of transportation?
Any problems going into the neighborhood?

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland CRomRider@aol.com


Finding People--A Great Resource #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

This is a stunning resource. It will answer questions
you never even knew had answers!

http://howtoinvestigate.com/adoption2.htm

http://howtoinvestigate.com

Dan

Daniel Kazez
dkazez@wittenberg.edu
Researching: (Ashkenazic) OBERMAN, TALMAN,
ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER. (Sephardic) KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO.
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/WebPage.html

MODERATOR NOTE: Normally commerical sites aren't posted but this
site gives information on how to track people down on your own that
it's worthwhile including in the discussion group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Carmel Cemetery in NY #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

Can someone tell me if Mt. Carmel Cemetery located at Cypress Hills Street
and Cypress Avenue in Glendale, NY would be a problem to get to >from the
conference hotel in August? What would be the best method of transportation?
Any problems going into the neighborhood?

Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland CRomRider@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding People--A Great Resource #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

This is a stunning resource. It will answer questions
you never even knew had answers!

http://howtoinvestigate.com/adoption2.htm

http://howtoinvestigate.com

Dan

Daniel Kazez
dkazez@wittenberg.edu
Researching: (Ashkenazic) OBERMAN, TALMAN,
ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER. (Sephardic) KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO.
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/WebPage.html

MODERATOR NOTE: Normally commerical sites aren't posted but this
site gives information on how to track people down on your own that
it's worthwhile including in the discussion group.


Shtetl President appointee question #general

NormK12065
 

JGenrs,

My GGGF was appointed by the Russians to be village president for a shtetl in
Poland. He supposedly was responsible for collecting taxes and conscripting
for the Army. My questions are:

1. What where these village overseers called?

2. How were they viewed by the rest of the Jewish population?

3. Were they paid to do this job or get any other special privileges?

Thank You.

Norm Katz
Norfolk, VA

RESEARCHING: KATZ (Kazimierz Dolny & Pulawy, Poland)
EDELSTEIN & GERSTEIN (Pulawy, Poland)
GORDON (Vasilishki, Belarus)
LITVAK/LUTVAK (Katerinopol, Ukraine)


Salt mines in Poland? #general

NormK12065
 

JGenrs,

My relatives >from many generations ago were suppose to have been involved
with salt mines. I am assuming it was Poland since the more recent
generations were >from Poland. Does anyone know if there are/were salt mines
in Poland and where they were located?

Thanks.

Norm Katz
Norfolk, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetl President appointee question #general

NormK12065
 

JGenrs,

My GGGF was appointed by the Russians to be village president for a shtetl in
Poland. He supposedly was responsible for collecting taxes and conscripting
for the Army. My questions are:

1. What where these village overseers called?

2. How were they viewed by the rest of the Jewish population?

3. Were they paid to do this job or get any other special privileges?

Thank You.

Norm Katz
Norfolk, VA

RESEARCHING: KATZ (Kazimierz Dolny & Pulawy, Poland)
EDELSTEIN & GERSTEIN (Pulawy, Poland)
GORDON (Vasilishki, Belarus)
LITVAK/LUTVAK (Katerinopol, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Salt mines in Poland? #general

NormK12065
 

JGenrs,

My relatives >from many generations ago were suppose to have been involved
with salt mines. I am assuming it was Poland since the more recent
generations were >from Poland. Does anyone know if there are/were salt mines
in Poland and where they were located?

Thanks.

Norm Katz
Norfolk, VA


Help: Ordering record copies - Poland #general

Nir Alon <niralon@...>
 

I would appreciate some wise words >from the experienced.

On the recently published JRI Plonsk record index, I have found over 200
listed with family names I am researching! Unfortunately, none of the
first names are familiar. I cannot make a direct connection, not even
with marginal confidence, between any of my ancestors I have recorded in
my database and between those listed in the JRI Plonsk record index. The
few ancestors I know of that were born or married within the time frame
of the JRI indexing do not show up in the list.

I am researching KOHN, LEVKOVITZ, BLACHMAN & MARGULIS >from Plonsk.

I understand that many of the 200 that are listed are probably relatives
I don't yet know of. I would appreciate your suggestions on how to
proceed.

I understand the rates are 15$ an hour and 10$ for each photocopy.
Ordering the full 200 is out of the question financially. Even if I did
order the full list I may not be able to connect them to the ancestors I
do know of in my database. And what about the 15$ an hour rate? How many
records can I expect them to handle in an hour? What is the average
reply time?

Any additional tips and suggestions on ordering record copies for a
first timer will be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks!

Nir Alon
niralon@isdn.net.il
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help: Ordering record copies - Poland #general

Nir Alon <niralon@...>
 

I would appreciate some wise words >from the experienced.

On the recently published JRI Plonsk record index, I have found over 200
listed with family names I am researching! Unfortunately, none of the
first names are familiar. I cannot make a direct connection, not even
with marginal confidence, between any of my ancestors I have recorded in
my database and between those listed in the JRI Plonsk record index. The
few ancestors I know of that were born or married within the time frame
of the JRI indexing do not show up in the list.

I am researching KOHN, LEVKOVITZ, BLACHMAN & MARGULIS >from Plonsk.

I understand that many of the 200 that are listed are probably relatives
I don't yet know of. I would appreciate your suggestions on how to
proceed.

I understand the rates are 15$ an hour and 10$ for each photocopy.
Ordering the full 200 is out of the question financially. Even if I did
order the full list I may not be able to connect them to the ancestors I
do know of in my database. And what about the 15$ an hour rate? How many
records can I expect them to handle in an hour? What is the average
reply time?

Any additional tips and suggestions on ordering record copies for a
first timer will be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks!

Nir Alon
niralon@isdn.net.il
Israel


Meaning of names #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Shalom to all,

In my Polish family side appear two names that I have
never heard before and they appear quite often. *All* the rest of the
names are Yiddish/Hebrew while these....?

Godel for a man
Frymet for a woman

Any help interpreting would be most welcome

Merav Schejtman (Ms)
Jerusalem Israel

Searching:
DURLACHER Kippenheim Germany
MICHAELIS Halle and Hamburg Germany
WOHLGEMUT Prussia(?) Hamburg Germany
SILBERSZATZ Radomsko Poland
HERC Wloszczowa Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Meaning of names #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Shalom to all,

In my Polish family side appear two names that I have
never heard before and they appear quite often. *All* the rest of the
names are Yiddish/Hebrew while these....?

Godel for a man
Frymet for a woman

Any help interpreting would be most welcome

Merav Schejtman (Ms)
Jerusalem Israel

Searching:
DURLACHER Kippenheim Germany
MICHAELIS Halle and Hamburg Germany
WOHLGEMUT Prussia(?) Hamburg Germany
SILBERSZATZ Radomsko Poland
HERC Wloszczowa Poland


Families with five living generations #general

Sichinn@...
 

Do You Know of any Families with 5 Living Generations?

We are making a television documentary for British television to mark the
millennium. Among others, I am looking for Jewish families (ideally in the
UK, but elswhere if you know of any) which still comprise five living
generations.

I am very keen to be contact any five generation families for the purposes of
our research. Confidentiality is, of course, assured.

Simon Chinn - Producer, Shearman Productions (UK)
direct line: (+44 171) 544 1656
email: simon@chinn.com OR sichinn@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Families with five living generations #general

Sichinn@...
 

Do You Know of any Families with 5 Living Generations?

We are making a television documentary for British television to mark the
millennium. Among others, I am looking for Jewish families (ideally in the
UK, but elswhere if you know of any) which still comprise five living
generations.

I am very keen to be contact any five generation families for the purposes of
our research. Confidentiality is, of course, assured.

Simon Chinn - Producer, Shearman Productions (UK)
direct line: (+44 171) 544 1656
email: simon@chinn.com OR sichinn@aol.com


Augustawa #general

Kroll
 

According to my family book written in 1964: "Our forebears resided in
the town of Augustawa in what was then (1840) Russian Poland. Augustawa
was situated close to the Prussian border. Our grandma Baum told us that
her mother used to take her for walk each Saturday to the border"Having
searched the stetl seeker unsuccessfully is there someone who can
identify the correct Augustawa? Also searching for Zomachine which I
believe was in Prussia.

Eliezer Kroll
Israel
krolle@netvisioon.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Augustawa #general

Kroll
 

According to my family book written in 1964: "Our forebears resided in
the town of Augustawa in what was then (1840) Russian Poland. Augustawa
was situated close to the Prussian border. Our grandma Baum told us that
her mother used to take her for walk each Saturday to the border"Having
searched the stetl seeker unsuccessfully is there someone who can
identify the correct Augustawa? Also searching for Zomachine which I
believe was in Prussia.

Eliezer Kroll
Israel
krolle@netvisioon.net.il


Unable to Locate Death Certificate #general

David & Deborah Peskin <dx2etc@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've been trying to learn more about my husband's great-grandmother, Esther
(GINSBERG) PESKIN but have hit a brick wall. Everything that I've been able
to find out about her came >from the 1900 U.S. Census. I'd like to obtain
more information on her, especially the name of the town she came from.

According to the 1900 census, she was born in "Russia" in 1855, married
Samuel PESKIN in 1884, and had 5 children but only 2 sons survived (Nathan
and David). She immigrated to the U.S. in 1891 with her son Nathan,
following her husband who had immigrated in 1889. I don't know whether they
came through NYC or Boston, but they settled in Boston. David was born in
there in 1892. I've checked the Boston City Directories, and Samuel PESKIN
is listed there as of 1895. According to the census, Samuel had filed
papers for citizenship, but because this was 1900, Esther would not have
needed to file her own.

Samuel PESKIN died in 1916 and is buried in Knesseth Israel Cemetery in
Woburn, MA. A couple of headstones away is an Esther PESKIN who died in
January 1906 whom I'm 99.9% sure is his wife. HOWEVER, I've searched the
microfilm death index for Boston >from 1901-1910, and there was no Esther
PESKIN listed. Realizing that she could have died outside the city limits,
I sent for her death certificate >from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital
Records. They searched the records for the state and did not find anything.
My questions are:

1.) How likely is it that she did die in Massachusetts but somehow her
certificate was never filed properly and/or lost?

2.) If this is the case, is there anywhere else that might have a copy?

3.) I suppose she could have died somewhere other than Massachusetts, but
how likely would that have been at that time & how would I know which state
in which to look?

4.) Has anyone ever had a similar experience with a "missing" death
certificate & was it ever found?

Other than searching the passenger list of every ship that arrived in Boston
or NYC in 1891 (assuming that year is correct!), can anyone kindly give me
advice on where to go >from here? Thank you for your suggestions!

Deborah Peskin
Longmeadow, MA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Unable to Locate Death Certificate #general

David & Deborah Peskin <dx2etc@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've been trying to learn more about my husband's great-grandmother, Esther
(GINSBERG) PESKIN but have hit a brick wall. Everything that I've been able
to find out about her came >from the 1900 U.S. Census. I'd like to obtain
more information on her, especially the name of the town she came from.

According to the 1900 census, she was born in "Russia" in 1855, married
Samuel PESKIN in 1884, and had 5 children but only 2 sons survived (Nathan
and David). She immigrated to the U.S. in 1891 with her son Nathan,
following her husband who had immigrated in 1889. I don't know whether they
came through NYC or Boston, but they settled in Boston. David was born in
there in 1892. I've checked the Boston City Directories, and Samuel PESKIN
is listed there as of 1895. According to the census, Samuel had filed
papers for citizenship, but because this was 1900, Esther would not have
needed to file her own.

Samuel PESKIN died in 1916 and is buried in Knesseth Israel Cemetery in
Woburn, MA. A couple of headstones away is an Esther PESKIN who died in
January 1906 whom I'm 99.9% sure is his wife. HOWEVER, I've searched the
microfilm death index for Boston >from 1901-1910, and there was no Esther
PESKIN listed. Realizing that she could have died outside the city limits,
I sent for her death certificate >from the Massachusetts Registry of Vital
Records. They searched the records for the state and did not find anything.
My questions are:

1.) How likely is it that she did die in Massachusetts but somehow her
certificate was never filed properly and/or lost?

2.) If this is the case, is there anywhere else that might have a copy?

3.) I suppose she could have died somewhere other than Massachusetts, but
how likely would that have been at that time & how would I know which state
in which to look?

4.) Has anyone ever had a similar experience with a "missing" death
certificate & was it ever found?

Other than searching the passenger list of every ship that arrived in Boston
or NYC in 1891 (assuming that year is correct!), can anyone kindly give me
advice on where to go >from here? Thank you for your suggestions!

Deborah Peskin
Longmeadow, MA, USA


Naturalization Information #general

Pennyu@...
 

Three months ago I requested copies of pre naturalization forms >from Hudson
county, NJ for my grandfather. I enclosed a copy or his naturalization
document and the payment that I was informed was proper ($3.00 postal money
order). I waited for 2 months and then called, to be informed that they had
not"gotten around to those requests yet but would check it out".A few days
later they informed me that they locataed my request, and I needed to send an
additional $1.50, which I did. I waited for 3 weeks and called again (I have
a real person to communicate with who seems to be responsible for the
request)..I was told again, that they hadn't gotten around to the requests
yet, but when they do, mine would be among the first (ha ha). It's been 3
months since my original request, and I don't think that I will ever receive
the information. I had sent a similar request to Essex County, NJ for my
father, and received the information in 3 weeks. Does anyone have any ideas
as to who I can contact, or how I can go about lighting a fire under the
"powers that be"?

Selma Ring Prager
Springfield, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization Information #general

Pennyu@...
 

Three months ago I requested copies of pre naturalization forms >from Hudson
county, NJ for my grandfather. I enclosed a copy or his naturalization
document and the payment that I was informed was proper ($3.00 postal money
order). I waited for 2 months and then called, to be informed that they had
not"gotten around to those requests yet but would check it out".A few days
later they informed me that they locataed my request, and I needed to send an
additional $1.50, which I did. I waited for 3 weeks and called again (I have
a real person to communicate with who seems to be responsible for the
request)..I was told again, that they hadn't gotten around to the requests
yet, but when they do, mine would be among the first (ha ha). It's been 3
months since my original request, and I don't think that I will ever receive
the information. I had sent a similar request to Essex County, NJ for my
father, and received the information in 3 weeks. Does anyone have any ideas
as to who I can contact, or how I can go about lighting a fire under the
"powers that be"?

Selma Ring Prager
Springfield, NJ