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Death notice lookup in Chicago #general

judylab <judylab@...>
 

I had promised someone to do a lookup for a Jewish genner, but the
original request has flown into cyberspace. Please contact me privately at
judylab@... and give me the name and the date again.

I think the name of the deceased may have been Bessie Goldman. Please
forgive my error in losing this message.

Please respond as soon as possible because I will have a chance to use the
Newberry Library very soon.

Judith Labowitz
Skokie, IL


Lomza 1795-1806 #general

ralph salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners !

Hig Samaech ! Anyone one else wonsdering where did the Jews come from
that settled in Lomza after 1795 ?

If you know the answer please let me know !

Many thanks for your patience

Ralph Salinger


Riga #general

Christopher Kuehn <Kuehn@...>
 

A number of family members were deported >from Germany to Riga in
1941/42. My research appears to indicate that there was both a Riga
Getto and Riga Concentration Camp. Questions:

1. Would the deportations have gone to the getto or the camp?
2. Would anyone have dates as to when both or either were set up? When
would the getto have been "emptied"?
3. Lastly, were any lists kept and might still be available?

Thanks,
C. Kuehn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Death notice lookup in Chicago #general

judylab <judylab@...>
 

I had promised someone to do a lookup for a Jewish genner, but the
original request has flown into cyberspace. Please contact me privately at
judylab@... and give me the name and the date again.

I think the name of the deceased may have been Bessie Goldman. Please
forgive my error in losing this message.

Please respond as soon as possible because I will have a chance to use the
Newberry Library very soon.

Judith Labowitz
Skokie, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lomza 1795-1806 #general

ralph salinger <salinger@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners !

Hig Samaech ! Anyone one else wonsdering where did the Jews come from
that settled in Lomza after 1795 ?

If you know the answer please let me know !

Many thanks for your patience

Ralph Salinger


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Riga #general

Christopher Kuehn <Kuehn@...>
 

A number of family members were deported >from Germany to Riga in
1941/42. My research appears to indicate that there was both a Riga
Getto and Riga Concentration Camp. Questions:

1. Would the deportations have gone to the getto or the camp?
2. Would anyone have dates as to when both or either were set up? When
would the getto have been "emptied"?
3. Lastly, were any lists kept and might still be available?

Thanks,
C. Kuehn


Russia, 1895-1911: 1000s of surnames #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have read a lot about the Russian business directories. I recently
spent many hours examining these directories, in search of names of
interest to me. I offer this little report as a way to inform other
novices like me. Caution: I am no expert. I write these comments
solely as guidance to those researchers who may find my input useful.

The Russian directories that I examined are called "Vsia Rossia"
(="All of Russia"). See here for details:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/vsiaweb.htm

Read these two articles for a lot more information:

James Rhode, "Russian Business Directories as Aids in
Genealogical Research," Avotaynu, vol. IV, no. 2,
Spring 1988, pp. 3-8.

Harry D. Boonin, "Russian Business Directories," Avotaynu,
vol. VI, no. 4, Winter 1990, pp. 23-30.

Four directories are available on microfilm:
1895 (1 reel)
1899 (2 reels)
1903 (1 reel)
1911-1912 (1 reel)

If you have family >from "Russia," you may wonder: "Is it worth the
time and effort to study these directories?" Here is the process
that I went through:

1. I learned the Cyrillic alphabet (1 week).

2. I requested the microfilms at the Slavic division
of the New York Public Library (5 minutes).

3. I examined the films and I printed the pages of
interest to me (3 hours).

4. I sorted and studied my pages (3 hours).

Here, below, is the good news and the bad news about these films.
from my entirely personal comments, you may be able to judge if these
directories will be of value to you.

Here is the good news:

o The microfilms are easy to read. The text is legible and
the printing is clear.

o The 1895 directory (1 reel) is clearly organized by region
and city. I easily found "my" region (Podolia).

o The 1899 directory (2 reels) has a surname index at the
end of the first reel. It is very easy to look up names.

o The 1903 directory (1 reel) also has an index of surnames.

o The 1911-1912 directory has no index of names. It is
arranged by geographic area. I did not spend much time
with this directory.

o With virtually no Russian skills, I was able to navigate
around these four directories with little difficulty.

And no here is the bad news:

o The surname I am interested in is "Oberman." On passenger
lists (1899-1909), different branches of my family appeared
with the name spelled Oberman, Hoberman, Huberman,
Goberman, and Guberman. I had hoped for simplicity and
uniformity in the Russian directories. I didn't find it.
Instead, I found a multiplicity of different spellings.

o I know where my family lived--Zaslav, Ukraine (Podolia).
As far as I could tell, no business listings were included
for this town.

o Members of my family had, as far as we can tell, "small"
jobs--cigar maker, tailor, etc. Perhaps they did simple
work in small shops or factories. After studying the
Russian directories, I had the impression that such people
were not listed.

Based on my experience with these Russian directories (five
microfilms total, for four different directories), you may find
these materials wonderfully useful or entirely useless!

Happy hunting!

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, BRODA, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN, LISS Turkey: KAZEZ, FRESKO, ALHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/page.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russia, 1895-1911: 1000s of surnames #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

I have read a lot about the Russian business directories. I recently
spent many hours examining these directories, in search of names of
interest to me. I offer this little report as a way to inform other
novices like me. Caution: I am no expert. I write these comments
solely as guidance to those researchers who may find my input useful.

The Russian directories that I examined are called "Vsia Rossia"
(="All of Russia"). See here for details:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/vsiaweb.htm

Read these two articles for a lot more information:

James Rhode, "Russian Business Directories as Aids in
Genealogical Research," Avotaynu, vol. IV, no. 2,
Spring 1988, pp. 3-8.

Harry D. Boonin, "Russian Business Directories," Avotaynu,
vol. VI, no. 4, Winter 1990, pp. 23-30.

Four directories are available on microfilm:
1895 (1 reel)
1899 (2 reels)
1903 (1 reel)
1911-1912 (1 reel)

If you have family >from "Russia," you may wonder: "Is it worth the
time and effort to study these directories?" Here is the process
that I went through:

1. I learned the Cyrillic alphabet (1 week).

2. I requested the microfilms at the Slavic division
of the New York Public Library (5 minutes).

3. I examined the films and I printed the pages of
interest to me (3 hours).

4. I sorted and studied my pages (3 hours).

Here, below, is the good news and the bad news about these films.
from my entirely personal comments, you may be able to judge if these
directories will be of value to you.

Here is the good news:

o The microfilms are easy to read. The text is legible and
the printing is clear.

o The 1895 directory (1 reel) is clearly organized by region
and city. I easily found "my" region (Podolia).

o The 1899 directory (2 reels) has a surname index at the
end of the first reel. It is very easy to look up names.

o The 1903 directory (1 reel) also has an index of surnames.

o The 1911-1912 directory has no index of names. It is
arranged by geographic area. I did not spend much time
with this directory.

o With virtually no Russian skills, I was able to navigate
around these four directories with little difficulty.

And no here is the bad news:

o The surname I am interested in is "Oberman." On passenger
lists (1899-1909), different branches of my family appeared
with the name spelled Oberman, Hoberman, Huberman,
Goberman, and Guberman. I had hoped for simplicity and
uniformity in the Russian directories. I didn't find it.
Instead, I found a multiplicity of different spellings.

o I know where my family lived--Zaslav, Ukraine (Podolia).
As far as I could tell, no business listings were included
for this town.

o Members of my family had, as far as we can tell, "small"
jobs--cigar maker, tailor, etc. Perhaps they did simple
work in small shops or factories. After studying the
Russian directories, I had the impression that such people
were not listed.

Based on my experience with these Russian directories (five
microfilms total, for four different directories), you may find
these materials wonderfully useful or entirely useless!

Happy hunting!

Dan

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Poland: TALMAN, ENGLANDER, BRODA, JURKIEWICZ, STRAUSBERG, KIFER, CZAPNIK
Ukraine: OBERMAN, LISS Turkey: KAZEZ, FRESKO, ALHADEF
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/page.html


Re: Male and Female cousins #dna

DAVEDOC@...
 

Dear Alvin:
Since you are tracking the male line you will not be able to do this
with your female cousin I don't believe. I will pass this on to a couple of
people to double check however. Thanks.

David Rothschild, M.D.
Family Tree DNA


Alvin wrote:
Dear David,

Thanks for your reply. The potential female cousin is on my father's
side...not my mother's. We believe that her grandfather is a brother to my
greatgrandfather. Without any available male cousins, brothers or father to
DNA test on the female side, how can we establish a DNA connection?

Thanks
Alvin Holtzman


DNA Research #DNA Re: Male and Female cousins #dna

DAVEDOC@...
 

Dear Alvin:
Since you are tracking the male line you will not be able to do this
with your female cousin I don't believe. I will pass this on to a couple of
people to double check however. Thanks.

David Rothschild, M.D.
Family Tree DNA


Alvin wrote:
Dear David,

Thanks for your reply. The potential female cousin is on my father's
side...not my mother's. We believe that her grandfather is a brother to my
greatgrandfather. Without any available male cousins, brothers or father to
DNA test on the female side, how can we establish a DNA connection?

Thanks
Alvin Holtzman


WERTHEIMER #general

Genealicej@...
 

In my recent search for Berta WERTHEIMER's family, a kind person sent me
this information. I don't know whether they are connected to Berta, but I
thought this information might be useful to others researching WERTHEIMER
on the list. In the New York City 1890 Police census there was a Solomon
WERTHEIMER age 56 and a Nettie WERTHEIMER age 50. They were in the lower
East side of New York [Manhattan] in the area where the Williamsburg
Bridge now comes >from Brooklyn.

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom


Searching: COHN #general

ronald Wallace
 

I am looking for a family Cohn, who originally lived in Oran Algeria.
They were known to be there still in 1964.

In 1968 they were known to have moved to France and lived North of Paris.

Names were Ruth & Kurt with a daughter Evelyn. Ruth would be 89 if she
were still alive and Evelyn 65 today.

Anyone who might be able to shed any light on the whereabouts of this
family please contact me directly.

Many thanks

Ronny Wallace
Mendham, NJ
ronald@...

Seeking WALLACH Bad Suelze Germany; WEIL Malchin, Mecklenburg, Germany;
MARCUS towns in Mecklenburg, Germany; LOWENBURG towns in Mecklenburg
Germany; HEIMAN or NEYMANSOHN Malchin, Mecklenburg, Germany; WITTGENSTEIN
anywhere in Germany.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WERTHEIMER #general

Genealicej@...
 

In my recent search for Berta WERTHEIMER's family, a kind person sent me
this information. I don't know whether they are connected to Berta, but I
thought this information might be useful to others researching WERTHEIMER
on the list. In the New York City 1890 Police census there was a Solomon
WERTHEIMER age 56 and a Nettie WERTHEIMER age 50. They were in the lower
East side of New York [Manhattan] in the area where the Williamsburg
Bridge now comes >from Brooklyn.

Alice Josephs
United Kingdom


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: COHN #general

ronald Wallace
 

I am looking for a family Cohn, who originally lived in Oran Algeria.
They were known to be there still in 1964.

In 1968 they were known to have moved to France and lived North of Paris.

Names were Ruth & Kurt with a daughter Evelyn. Ruth would be 89 if she
were still alive and Evelyn 65 today.

Anyone who might be able to shed any light on the whereabouts of this
family please contact me directly.

Many thanks

Ronny Wallace
Mendham, NJ
ronald@...

Seeking WALLACH Bad Suelze Germany; WEIL Malchin, Mecklenburg, Germany;
MARCUS towns in Mecklenburg, Germany; LOWENBURG towns in Mecklenburg
Germany; HEIMAN or NEYMANSOHN Malchin, Mecklenburg, Germany; WITTGENSTEIN
anywhere in Germany.


ROZENFELD/ROSENFELD #general

Dan <Rosenfeld@...>
 

Could anyone help point me in the right direction to try and trace my
family, Great grandparents and so on of the original name Rozenfeld and then
I believed that it was changed to Rosenfeld for some reason. Origin of
Sosnwiec poland in the 1930s. Many thanks,
Daniel Rosenfeld.


looking for SCHWARTZ #general

Marty Drozooff <marshad@...>
 

I was given this address >from a newly discovered cousin >from Montreal
who is into geneology. I am searching for two young women whom I
haven't seen in over 20 years.

Jodie Ann Schwartz (this was her maiden name) was born in Brooklyn N Y
to parents Phyllis and Bernie Schwartz. She grew up in Woodmere Long
Island and is probably 36 years old now. She moved to Florida after her
parents divorced and her mother was tragically murdered. There has been
no contact since that time.

Donna Schwartz (this was her maiden name) was born in Woodmere Long
Island, N Y and is probably around 34, and the only sibling of Jodie Ann
Schwartz. The other information listed for Jodie Ann is the same.

Thank you for any help locating these young women; they were very dear
to me as children and I believe that they could use 'family' in their
lives.

Marsha R Drozdoff


Alta SCHNEIDER, NYC 1906 from Lomza #general

PeteDr <petedr@...>
 

Looking for any information on Alta Schneider, my grandfather's half
brother who lived in New York when my grandfather (Isidor, Yitzak, Ick)
eimigrated in 1906. Both came >from Lomza. Alta's Polish name might have
been Enoch so the name he may have gone by might be Benjamin, Howard,
etc. My grandparent may have lived with Alta upon arrival.
Thanks,
Pete Dreifuss
Burtonsville, MS USA
petedr@...
http://members.aol.com/petedr
Searching:
DREIFUSS->from Altdorf, HESS >from FULDA
BLOCH-Alsace, Bern Switz., STERN >from Flieden
SCHNEIDER >from Lomza
CZARNOLAWSKA, MIRMENSZTEJN >from Grajewo, Szczuczyn
WALTER >from Warszawa
GARFINKEL >from Rozwadow


Re: Aliens Held for Special Inquiry - what does LPC 210 stand for? #general

Sherribob <sherribob@...>
 

Marlene,

LPC means "likely to be public charge". Probably 90% of our ancestors
were held over as LPC. All it mean was that if you had less than $50
dollars with you, then you had to wait for a relative to come and vouch
for you. The relative would state they would feed and house the immigrant
and therefore prevent the immigrant >from being a public charge.

My late uncle always told stories of a constant flow of landsmen >from
their shtetl sleeping in their house, fresh off the boat.

Also, you're very lucky, those numbers written over his name are his
naturilization info. It will be a simple matter for you to obtain those
papers >from INS.

good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ROZENFELD/ROSENFELD #general

Dan <Rosenfeld@...>
 

Could anyone help point me in the right direction to try and trace my
family, Great grandparents and so on of the original name Rozenfeld and then
I believed that it was changed to Rosenfeld for some reason. Origin of
Sosnwiec poland in the 1930s. Many thanks,
Daniel Rosenfeld.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for SCHWARTZ #general

Marty Drozooff <marshad@...>
 

I was given this address >from a newly discovered cousin >from Montreal
who is into geneology. I am searching for two young women whom I
haven't seen in over 20 years.

Jodie Ann Schwartz (this was her maiden name) was born in Brooklyn N Y
to parents Phyllis and Bernie Schwartz. She grew up in Woodmere Long
Island and is probably 36 years old now. She moved to Florida after her
parents divorced and her mother was tragically murdered. There has been
no contact since that time.

Donna Schwartz (this was her maiden name) was born in Woodmere Long
Island, N Y and is probably around 34, and the only sibling of Jodie Ann
Schwartz. The other information listed for Jodie Ann is the same.

Thank you for any help locating these young women; they were very dear
to me as children and I believe that they could use 'family' in their
lives.

Marsha R Drozdoff