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Re: Seeding Jerome M. SACHS and descendants

Sharon Korn
 

Previously I wrote trying to get in touch with the family of Jerome M. SACHS, grandson of Jacob JACOBSON.  It has been suggested that it would be helpful to provide more information on Jerome, to help identify him. 

 

Jerome was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1928 or 1929 to Nathan and Mary SACHS.  Mary was the daughter of Jacob and Bella.  Jerome had an older sister Elaine, born in about 1924, and a younger brother named Stanley.  In the 1930 and 1940 US Censuses, the family is listed as living at Mansfield Place and 24th Street, which were actually the same street under different names.  In the 1930 Census, the surname looks like SACK.

 

Please respond privately.  Thanks.

 

Sharon KORN

San Diego, CA

 

 

Re: your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

richard@...
 

What were the father's names on the tombstone?

I know of one case where a brother and sister seemed to have different father's names in Hebrew script on their tombstones.
But, it turned out that they were the same father. One tombstone listed the father's Yiddish name and the other one listed his Hebrew name. Itsko Leib  vs Yitzak Aryeh

Jewish Genealogical Society New York November 24 program

Harriet Mayer
 

Program:"One of the Greatest Untold Stories of World War II"" A Decade Long Quest After my Father and a Quarter Million Other Holocaust Refugees

Speaker: Mikhal Dekel, author of Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey (W.W.Norton, 2019)

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2 p.m.

at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

It is a largely unknown and astonishing fact that most Polish Jews who escaped Nazi extermination survived as refugees in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and India. Mikhal Dekel, whose then thirteen-year-old father was such a refugee, will share her decade long archival research and global travel, retracing their 13,000 mile route. This route began with deportations to gulags and "Special Settlements" in the Soviet interior and continued on with collective settlements in the Soviet Central Asian Republics, refugee camps in Iran and India, and kibbutzim in Mandatory Palestine. Dekel tells a story at once intimate and historically sweeping, conversing along the way with Polish nationalists, Russian oligarchs and human rights activists, Iranians, Korean Uzbeks and Israelis, and painting a story of interlinked and divergent histories, of death and survival, of hospitality and cruelty, and of 20th and 21st century politics.

Mikhal Dekel is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the City College and the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts.She is the author of several books and her articles, translations and blogs have appeared in many journals.

This meeting is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History.

Admission: Free for JGS and CJH members; $5 for guests and general.

More information is available on our website: jgsny.org

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications,
New York NY




Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

jbonline1111@...
 

Great, thanks for the update. I sent Jan's message on to a non-Jewish friend who does genealogy. Hopefully she will share it as well.
Barbara




On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 3:27 PM Renée K. Carl <rkcarl@...> wrote:
There is an ad hoc group of genealogists currently writing talking points and organizing an action campaign to address the proposed increases and other changes to the USCIS Genealogy program. We hope to have the information ready to use on Monday. Stay tuned!

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Renée K. Carl
 

There is an ad hoc group of genealogists currently writing talking points and organizing an action campaign to address the proposed increases and other changes to the USCIS Genealogy program. We hope to have the information ready to use on Monday. Stay tuned!

Helping Hands, Portland, OR #JGSNews #jgsoregon

Linda Kelley
 

JGSO will host a Helping Hands meeting on Dec. 8, from 10:30 to 12:30, at the Hillsdale Library,
1525 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please join us, and bring your questions!

Chelsea Football Club Partners with RAF Museum to Tell Jewish Veterans' Stories #Great Britain #World War ll #great #world

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Chelsea Football Club joined with the RAF Museum to  tell hidden stories of Jewish RAF personnel from the Second World War. They are calling on Jewish RAF veterans, their children and grandchildren to share wartime experiences for an online project, Hidden Heroes which coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2020. The project seeks to tell the stories of Jewish veterans to preserve their memory, and act as a challenge to antisemitism, racism and discrimination. 

 

The Hidden Heroes project is to raise awareness about previously untold story of Jewish personnel in the RAF during the  Second World War and the vital role they played.  “These heroes joined the Royal Air Force from all over the world, to fight against tyranny, racism and anti-Semitism, fully aware that they risked torture and execution if captured.”

 

People from all over the world are invited to submit their stories as well as those of families and friends of Jewish personal in the Second World War to preserve and be shared online and at the Museum’s public sites.  To share a story download the RAF stories app at:

https://www.rafstories.org/participate/get-the-app# or contact the Museum at: rafstories@...

 

Stage one of the Jewish “Hidden Heroes” Project involves the collation of stories from Jewish RAF personnel with the Museum’s RAF digital storytelling site.  This includes video interview with Jewish veterans and family members, animated videos of Jewish stories drawn from RAF Museum archives and on-screening of these videos in the RAF Museum galleries.

 

To visit the RAF online stories see: www.rafstories.org

 

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/t818785

Original url:

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/news/chelsea-foundation-partners-with-the-raf-museum-on/

 

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg ,JGS Great Britain for sharing this story with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

jbonline1111@...
 

Thank you for this information.  The fee as it stands would be a burden for many retirees such as myself.  The increases are not warranted.  I encourage all to write a brief comment. It is very easy to do.  Copy the following: DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2019–0010.    Then click on the link Ms. Allen provided and insert the docket information in the search box. That brings up the comment box you will use.  

Mt Zion Cemetery Queens grave photos

Neil Rosenstein
 

Looking for two graves in the same plot/society in Mt. Zion Cemetery to be photographed.

Seeking Jerome M. SACHS and descendants

Sharon Korn
 

Hello,

 

I am seeking Jerome M. SACHS, who I believe is my first cousin once removed, or his descendants.  Jerome memorialized the Jacob JACOBSON Family on the Ellis Island Wall of Honor. Although Jacob Jacobson is by no means a unique name, I believe Eugene is my relative because I recognize his name from the 1930 U.S. Census as being Jacob’s grandson.  Please respond privately.  Thank you.

 

Sharon Korn

San Diego, CA

Weisthal Family From Bukovina

harveyrw@...
 

Looking for relatives of Hersh Zvi Weisthal from Storzevitz in Bukovina

Re: your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

fredelfruhman
 

My immediate reaction to this is that they were cousins, and for whatever reason one of them was "adopted" by his aunt and uncle.

Chita Siberia

Gayle Schlissel Riley
 

My great uncle was sent there after getting in trouble in Lubny, Ukraine. Between the years 1900 and 1920. I know there was a synagogue. And I have a few postcards. Does anyone have any real data.  i.e. city directories?
Yale Aron Shapiro was a teacher, he knew English before he came to USA. He was into health foods and vitamins. He died in Chicago. Never married. He died during the depression times.
Gayle Schlissel Riley

your thoughts/ideas/suggestions

Trudy Barch
 

According to all U.S. census records available  Nathan and Solomon Gottstein are brothers.  When the family first came to America they lived in Des Moines, Iowa.  Shortly after the father passed away, the family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where they spent the rest of their lives. I found the cemetery where Nathan, his wife, and Solomon are buried.   I have communicated with the cemetery office who brought to my attention that the tombstones have different father’s name.   I have spent the evening trying to figure this out  I have used all the usual sites we, genealogists look at.  But I am missing something    Your thoughts, suggestions, ideas would be appreciated.  

The father, Louis Gottstein died in 1910 in Des Moines but I was unable to find anything on his death or a cemetery for him. The mother, Sarah is on all the census records as widow and as far as I can tell never remarried.  She is buried in the Minneapolis area.  The family is from Lithuania and immigrated in 1910.

Thank you for all suggestions and helpful ideas that you might be able to give me.

Trudy Barch,  Florida

JGSCMd meeting on Nov 18 in Columbia, MD

Marlene Bishow
 

#USA, #Jewishgen

 

The Jewish Genealogy Society

of Central Maryland

 

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM

 

"Jewishgen: What's New, What's Up?

Speaker: Marlene Bishow

 

Charges have begum to the antique format and databases at Jewishgen. How can your research benefit from the additions and changes?

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring information about new sites that they have discovered and used.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Marlene Katz Bishow is the founder of JGSCMd. She has been researching her extended family for 63 years. During the past two decades, Marlene has taught genealogy, edited three books on Jewish genealogy, served for seven years as President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and co-chaired the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.

 

As usual, our meeting will be held at the Residences at Vantage Point, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD.

 

Marlene Bishow

JGSCMd Director

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Re: TEDESCO-Venice originally DEUTSCH from Austria? #Austria-Czech

Reuven Mohr
 

Debbie,
if Selig Goldschmidt's biography with Tedesco from Baden near Wien is not relevant, so also the former name Deutsch is probably not relevant. I think any German speaking Jew coming to Italy with or without a fixed last name might end up with the name Tedesco. 

Quite a few Jews from Hohenems moved to Italy (Trieste I know for sure). They would have been Austrians.

I'm aware that this is not making your research easier.

Reuven Mohr
Israel

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The home page for USCIS genealogy is: https://www.uscis.gov/genealogy  On the right under additional help is a link to order online or or go directly to:
 https://genealogy.uscis.dhs.gov/ which is the web page for requests and fill out which form you need, the index search, the search if you know the case ID or the for where you don't know the search ID.

Yes, the fees are per request so if you are looking for Hannah Gold and they have the record for her it will be $385. If you are looking for multiple people it will be a multiple of that fee.

Preexisting digital records means the records have been digitized and exist as such, If they don't have them digitized then the paper copy is the route and fee one had to pay.

I have no idea how long it takes for USCIS to reply--the request center is in Missouri.

Welcome to government speak and reading regulations.

There is nothing beneficial to the proposed rule in my estimation other than they are dramatically raising the prices so get your orders in soon before the proposed regulation becomes final.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:43:03 AM PST, lnmp <lnmp@...> wrote:


I found the proposed rule as it relates to genealogy records very confusing.  I recently submitted a Form G-1041 by mail - I did not see a way to submit it electronically.  I have yet to receive a response from USCIS.  What do they mean by "pre-existing digital records" and how would I know whether they are available?  Is the $385 for all records or only for a single item, like a visa application?  I'm trying to understand whether the proposed changes (other than the considerable cost increases) would be beneficial.

Ellen 
Saratoga County, NY 

Re: USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records # United States # Records Access

Ellen
 

I found the proposed rule as it relates to genealogy records very confusing.  I recently submitted a Form G-1041 by mail - I did not see a way to submit it electronically.  I have yet to receive a response from USCIS.  What do they mean by "pre-existing digital records" and how would I know whether they are available?  Is the $385 for all records or only for a single item, like a visa application?  I'm trying to understand whether the proposed changes (other than the considerable cost increases) would be beneficial.

Ellen 
Saratoga County, NY 

Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland: Letter T

Lande
 

501 names of persons whose family names begin with the letter T have been added to the Reichsvereinigung database available at Steve Morse’s website under the holocaust heading Jewish Roof Organization.  This information will also be added to Jewishgen’s Holocaust database.This brings the total of names to 28,548.
 
As is the case with all of the names, the registration cards may be viewed on the Bad Arolsen website, though information and corrections have often been added from other sources.  The cards themselves often provide additional information, e.g other family members, profession, street address etc.  The database can also be searched by emigration destination, e.g. Argentina, or nature of death (suicide or euthanasia).
 
While all of the persons whose names appear in this collection resided/registered in Germany at some point between 1933 and 1942, many of them were born elsewhere, particularly in East Europe, and even in such unexpected places as New York and Tel Aviv.
 
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

Re: Seeking Rabbi Aryeh Leib BIALIK (circa 1850-1912)

Molly Staub
 

Are you familiar with the poet Chiam Nachman Bialik? I attended the Chiam Nachman Bialik Folk Shul (a Jewish school) in West Philadelphia in the 1940s. I believe it was at 59th and Locust streets . Teacher was Mr. Shichman.

Molly Arost Staub
Boca Raton, FL
Member Jewish Genealogy of Palm Beach County