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Re: Overseas Payment #ukraine

Leslie Gyi <lgyi@...>
 

I must concur that this has been my experience in the recent year. Plain
old money orders >from drug stores, for $1, don't even know whose they are.
No refusals or returns except the one unsigend one.

I would love to hear >from everyone that has written emails outlining the
other options, how many times they have used them, and what the results
were.

Regards,
Leslie Gyi


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From: "Leonard Markowitz" <priluki@...>
Subject: [ukraine] Re: Overseas Payment

About eight years ago, I ordered metrical information from
the Polish State Archives on a number of occasions. At that
time, it was requested that I make the remuneration payable
to the Polish State Archives bank account and to send the
payment to that bank.

I paid for these services with a plain postal money order, which
cost 85c at the time, not an international postal money order,
which then cost about $8.50. This method of payment worked
on four different occasions.

Things may have changed since then, but it may be worth a try
to make payment by the aforementioned method.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Overseas Payment #ukraine

Leslie Gyi <lgyi@...>
 

I must concur that this has been my experience in the recent year. Plain
old money orders >from drug stores, for $1, don't even know whose they are.
No refusals or returns except the one unsigend one.

I would love to hear >from everyone that has written emails outlining the
other options, how many times they have used them, and what the results
were.

Regards,
Leslie Gyi


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From: "Leonard Markowitz" <priluki@...>
Subject: [ukraine] Re: Overseas Payment

About eight years ago, I ordered metrical information from
the Polish State Archives on a number of occasions. At that
time, it was requested that I make the remuneration payable
to the Polish State Archives bank account and to send the
payment to that bank.

I paid for these services with a plain postal money order, which
cost 85c at the time, not an international postal money order,
which then cost about $8.50. This method of payment worked
on four different occasions.

Things may have changed since then, but it may be worth a try
to make payment by the aforementioned method.


Orlando Florida Meeting Notice #general

SSeckbach
 

The next meeting of the JGSGO is next Tuesday, August 14, in the Senior
Lounge of the JCC. It is our last summer meeting this year and will be
another general discussion of genealogy. An interesting item to
contemplate on is if you and your great grandparents were the same age
and not related would you be friends? Also if any of the persons attending
were at the London Conferance we would like for them to give a report.

I hope to see each of you there.

Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Orlando Florida Meeting Notice #general

SSeckbach
 

The next meeting of the JGSGO is next Tuesday, August 14, in the Senior
Lounge of the JCC. It is our last summer meeting this year and will be
another general discussion of genealogy. An interesting item to
contemplate on is if you and your great grandparents were the same age
and not related would you be friends? Also if any of the persons attending
were at the London Conferance we would like for them to give a report.

I hope to see each of you there.

Sim Seckbach
Sseckbach@...


Researching MEINSTEINs #general

Larry Meinstein <larrymei@...>
 

Hi

We are trying to find any information or resources regarding the family
and descendants of the following "Meinsteins" that landed in the U.S.
through Ellis Island between 1898 and 1920:
Chaje Meinstein
David Meinstein
Davis Meinstein
Isak Meinstein
Jankel Meinstein
Gerson Meinstein
Leib Meinstein
Lipmacin Meinstein
Pesel Meinstein
Tassa Meinstein
Tessie Meinstein

In addition, any information on the following towns/cities would be
appreciated. We have not been able to determine the current names or
locations of these towns (Neither the Stetl finder nor any Geographical
Dictionaries or Atlases have turned up any solid information).

Ropcsyche, Austria/Poland?
Kiser, Russia
Chodochkow, Russia??
Polkawa, Russia
Meszicj, Russia
Piontnize, Russia??

Thanks

Larry Meinstein
larrymei@...

Siggy Meinsteim
sigzel@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching MEINSTEINs #general

Larry Meinstein <larrymei@...>
 

Hi

We are trying to find any information or resources regarding the family
and descendants of the following "Meinsteins" that landed in the U.S.
through Ellis Island between 1898 and 1920:
Chaje Meinstein
David Meinstein
Davis Meinstein
Isak Meinstein
Jankel Meinstein
Gerson Meinstein
Leib Meinstein
Lipmacin Meinstein
Pesel Meinstein
Tassa Meinstein
Tessie Meinstein

In addition, any information on the following towns/cities would be
appreciated. We have not been able to determine the current names or
locations of these towns (Neither the Stetl finder nor any Geographical
Dictionaries or Atlases have turned up any solid information).

Ropcsyche, Austria/Poland?
Kiser, Russia
Chodochkow, Russia??
Polkawa, Russia
Meszicj, Russia
Piontnize, Russia??

Thanks

Larry Meinstein
larrymei@...

Siggy Meinsteim
sigzel@...


Krakow Rabbi #rabbinic

Hendlisz Gilbert <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Hello,

On the Shtetlink Krakow, I saw a list of eminent burials >from the
Rema cemetery in KRAKOW. It lists for grave #204, Szymon Moyzesz
KOPELMAN, died around 1650, son of Jakob and son-in-law of Rabbi
Izaak HANDELS. Any informattions about this R'Izaak HANDELS would
be welcome.

Thanks.
Gilbert Hendlisz
Brussels


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Krakow Rabbi #rabbinic

Hendlisz Gilbert <gilbert.hendlisz@...>
 

Hello,

On the Shtetlink Krakow, I saw a list of eminent burials >from the
Rema cemetery in KRAKOW. It lists for grave #204, Szymon Moyzesz
KOPELMAN, died around 1650, son of Jakob and son-in-law of Rabbi
Izaak HANDELS. Any informattions about this R'Izaak HANDELS would
be welcome.

Thanks.
Gilbert Hendlisz
Brussels


Rabbi Gabbai as a source #rabbinic

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

On Aug. 9, 2001, Ida Selavan Schwarcz wrote:

There is a man named Gabbai who has made it his life's work to
track down the graves of rabbis in various cemeteries. He had
almost given up in the Tarashcha cemetery where there was no
tombstone left intact...
To those who wish to inquire about the place of burial of a
Rabbinic ancestor and the current condition of the gravesite,
Rabbi Yisroel Meir Gabbai is probably the greatest authority in
this field. He has personally restored scores of graves of famous
rabbis and visited hundreds of cemeteries throughout Europe.

Those who wish to reach him directly can feel free to contact
me privately.

He speaks Hebrew, Yiddish, and French.

Regards,

Avrumy Heschel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Gabbai as a source #rabbinic

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

On Aug. 9, 2001, Ida Selavan Schwarcz wrote:

There is a man named Gabbai who has made it his life's work to
track down the graves of rabbis in various cemeteries. He had
almost given up in the Tarashcha cemetery where there was no
tombstone left intact...
To those who wish to inquire about the place of burial of a
Rabbinic ancestor and the current condition of the gravesite,
Rabbi Yisroel Meir Gabbai is probably the greatest authority in
this field. He has personally restored scores of graves of famous
rabbis and visited hundreds of cemeteries throughout Europe.

Those who wish to reach him directly can feel free to contact
me privately.

He speaks Hebrew, Yiddish, and French.

Regards,

Avrumy Heschel


American Red Cross' Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center #belarus

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

In a recent posting, I mentioned that I had the American Red Cross'
Holocaust and War Victims Tracing & Information Center did a search
on my father, Sidney Kalmanowitz (born Selig Kalmanowitsch or
Kalmanowicz on Nov. 15, 1912 in Lida, Belarus). It occurred to me
that some listserv members might want to have a similar search
conducted. Here is the address for the American Red Cross' Holocaust
and War Victims Tracing and Information Center:

The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center
4700 Mount Hope Drive,
Baltimore, MD 21215-3231
Tel. # 410-764-5311; 410-764-4638 (FAX).

Dora Schecter is the Tracing Coordinator.

Please note that I made my initial request for a search thru my local
American Red Cross Chapter, but it can't hurt to contact the above for
the necessary forms one will need to fill out to initiate a search. It
took several years to obtain the results of the search, and I had moved
in the interim. I was lucky that the new owner of my last house
contacted me so I was able to follow up and get a copy of the excerpted
report. When the forms are received, fill in as much information as you
possibly can. In my father's case, I knew next to nothing about his
family, except for first names of his late siblings and parents, my
father's date of birth, hometown, and the fact that he'd been in
Buchenwald, and might have served in the Polish or Soviet Armies.

Be aware that the report you may receive will be an exerpted report
from documents in the ARC's possession and documents held elsewhere
(e.g. NARA). I've asked them to reopen my father's case because as a
librarian I felt I needed to know the source of what they cited in the
report. To be able to verify the accuracy of what's cited. And there
is the problem of two individuals named Kalmanowitz that had lived
in Vilna at the same time. I expect to check periodically with the
ARC for the progress of the re-opened search.

P.S. Someone >from Israel recently informed me that Yad Vashem has
American Red Cross card files for Holocaust victims/survivors.

--
Miriam J. Klepper


Belarus SIG #Belarus American Red Cross' Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center #belarus

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

In a recent posting, I mentioned that I had the American Red Cross'
Holocaust and War Victims Tracing & Information Center did a search
on my father, Sidney Kalmanowitz (born Selig Kalmanowitsch or
Kalmanowicz on Nov. 15, 1912 in Lida, Belarus). It occurred to me
that some listserv members might want to have a similar search
conducted. Here is the address for the American Red Cross' Holocaust
and War Victims Tracing and Information Center:

The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing and Information Center
4700 Mount Hope Drive,
Baltimore, MD 21215-3231
Tel. # 410-764-5311; 410-764-4638 (FAX).

Dora Schecter is the Tracing Coordinator.

Please note that I made my initial request for a search thru my local
American Red Cross Chapter, but it can't hurt to contact the above for
the necessary forms one will need to fill out to initiate a search. It
took several years to obtain the results of the search, and I had moved
in the interim. I was lucky that the new owner of my last house
contacted me so I was able to follow up and get a copy of the excerpted
report. When the forms are received, fill in as much information as you
possibly can. In my father's case, I knew next to nothing about his
family, except for first names of his late siblings and parents, my
father's date of birth, hometown, and the fact that he'd been in
Buchenwald, and might have served in the Polish or Soviet Armies.

Be aware that the report you may receive will be an exerpted report
from documents in the ARC's possession and documents held elsewhere
(e.g. NARA). I've asked them to reopen my father's case because as a
librarian I felt I needed to know the source of what they cited in the
report. To be able to verify the accuracy of what's cited. And there
is the problem of two individuals named Kalmanowitz that had lived
in Vilna at the same time. I expect to check periodically with the
ARC for the progress of the re-opened search.

P.S. Someone >from Israel recently informed me that Yad Vashem has
American Red Cross card files for Holocaust victims/survivors.

--
Miriam J. Klepper


New York City ED's on Maps #belarus

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

I'd like to clarify my response to a recent posting seeking information
on obtaining ED's on NYC maps. I formerly worked as a public librarian
at the North Babylon Public Library in North Babylon, NY and we
frequently got census related questions about ED's and mapping. Our
system library in Bellport, NY was a U.S. government depository, so
we forwarded the requests there. The librarians there were able to
provide mapping of the NYC ED's >from NARA materials at their disposal
or got them via Interlibrary Loan. My suggestion to the person needing
the information is to contact his/her local Reference librarian and ask
that Reference librarian to interface with the Reference Dept. at the
Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, NY. The information the
inquirer needs should then be available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

--
Miriam J. Klepper


Belarus SIG #Belarus New York City ED's on Maps #belarus

Miriam Klepper <mklepper@...>
 

I'd like to clarify my response to a recent posting seeking information
on obtaining ED's on NYC maps. I formerly worked as a public librarian
at the North Babylon Public Library in North Babylon, NY and we
frequently got census related questions about ED's and mapping. Our
system library in Bellport, NY was a U.S. government depository, so
we forwarded the requests there. The librarians there were able to
provide mapping of the NYC ED's >from NARA materials at their disposal
or got them via Interlibrary Loan. My suggestion to the person needing
the information is to contact his/her local Reference librarian and ask
that Reference librarian to interface with the Reference Dept. at the
Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, NY. The information the
inquirer needs should then be available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

--
Miriam J. Klepper


Question: Vaderland II on The Red Star Line to what port #general

LBrozgold@...
 

The ship called the Vaderland II on The Red Star Line departed from
Antwerp and arrived 6 Mar 1906 in what American port?

Thanks!

Lee Brozgold
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question: Vaderland II on The Red Star Line to what port #general

LBrozgold@...
 

The ship called the Vaderland II on The Red Star Line departed from
Antwerp and arrived 6 Mar 1906 in what American port?

Thanks!

Lee Brozgold
New York City


Questions: Polish town "Vucseko"/EIDB ages #general

Sharon Roth <mroth@...>
 

I received my grandfather Jacob FELDER's naturalization papers, which list
his place of birth as "Vucseko, Poland" (Austria-Hungary). He was born in
1884, came to the U.S. around 1902. I have reason to believe he was >from
Galicia (possibly near Lisko). I tried the name Vucseko in Poland on
ShtetlSeeker and came up with numerous variations. I wondered if anyone is
researching a town with a similar name and/or has any ideas as to the
possible real name of this town?

Also, his papers show he entered the U.S. in New York >from Antwerp. I have
been searching the EIDB with many variations on his name. I came up with
one "FALDER" which may be him, in 1902. He lists his residence as
Srednica. His age is listed as 24, which made him 6 years older than the
age >from his birthyear. I think this issue may have already been
discussed, but...was it common for such age discrepancies to appear on
the manifest?

Thanks.
Sharon Felder Roth
researching FELDER/Poland/New York/Cleveland;
BERKOWITZ/BAER/FEDERBUSH/FEDERBUSCH/Galicia/Cleveland;
BEZIM/BEZEM/Poland;GOLDSTEIN/Russia/Poland/Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not yet seen the JewishGen Ellis Island
Database FAQ and Tips, you can read or print it from
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/eidbfaq.html>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Questions: Polish town "Vucseko"/EIDB ages #general

Sharon Roth <mroth@...>
 

I received my grandfather Jacob FELDER's naturalization papers, which list
his place of birth as "Vucseko, Poland" (Austria-Hungary). He was born in
1884, came to the U.S. around 1902. I have reason to believe he was >from
Galicia (possibly near Lisko). I tried the name Vucseko in Poland on
ShtetlSeeker and came up with numerous variations. I wondered if anyone is
researching a town with a similar name and/or has any ideas as to the
possible real name of this town?

Also, his papers show he entered the U.S. in New York >from Antwerp. I have
been searching the EIDB with many variations on his name. I came up with
one "FALDER" which may be him, in 1902. He lists his residence as
Srednica. His age is listed as 24, which made him 6 years older than the
age >from his birthyear. I think this issue may have already been
discussed, but...was it common for such age discrepancies to appear on
the manifest?

Thanks.
Sharon Felder Roth
researching FELDER/Poland/New York/Cleveland;
BERKOWITZ/BAER/FEDERBUSH/FEDERBUSCH/Galicia/Cleveland;
BEZIM/BEZEM/Poland;GOLDSTEIN/Russia/Poland/Toronto

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not yet seen the JewishGen Ellis Island
Database FAQ and Tips, you can read or print it from
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/eidbfaq.html>


London Genealogy Research #general

Marshall Paisner <paisner@...>
 

I am planning a trip with 2 teenage grandchildren to England in April. I
would like to include in our itinerary some interesting Jewish historical
sites as well as the route taken by those leaving Europe in the early
1900's. Any suggestions including tour guides would be appreciated.

Please reply to me at: paisner@...

Thanks for your help.

Marshall Paisner
Boston, Massachusetts

Researching:
PEVSNER/PEVZNER/PAISNER/POSNER - Chislavichi, Khislavichi, Khoslavichi,
Mstislavl uezd,Mogilev Gubernia, Orel

paisner@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen London Genealogy Research #general

Marshall Paisner <paisner@...>
 

I am planning a trip with 2 teenage grandchildren to England in April. I
would like to include in our itinerary some interesting Jewish historical
sites as well as the route taken by those leaving Europe in the early
1900's. Any suggestions including tour guides would be appreciated.

Please reply to me at: paisner@...

Thanks for your help.

Marshall Paisner
Boston, Massachusetts

Researching:
PEVSNER/PEVZNER/PAISNER/POSNER - Chislavichi, Khislavichi, Khoslavichi,
Mstislavl uezd,Mogilev Gubernia, Orel

paisner@...