Date   

Re: St. Albans District Manifest Records #general

Jody Blanke <blanke_j@...>
 

Does anyone know what is contained in the St. Albans District Manifest
Records of Aliens Arriving >from Foreign Contiguous Territory: Arrivals
at
Canadian Border Ports, Jan. 1895 - June 30, 1924?
My grandfather left Liverpool for New York City in 1902. His boat sunk
at sea, and was rescued by a ship that continued on to Canada instead.
I was unsuccessful searching the New York passenger lists for him, even
though we knew when he arrived. It was not until I received his
naturalization papers, that I learned he was officially entered in the
St. Albans records, presumably because that was the first port city he
encountered on the train ride >from Canada to New York. I don't know how
many such occurrences there were, but there is at least one shipload of
passengers that was bound for New York in 1902 that is recorded in the
St. Albans manifest.

Jody Blanke
jody83@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: St. Albans District Manifest Records #general

Jody Blanke <blanke_j@...>
 

Does anyone know what is contained in the St. Albans District Manifest
Records of Aliens Arriving >from Foreign Contiguous Territory: Arrivals
at
Canadian Border Ports, Jan. 1895 - June 30, 1924?
My grandfather left Liverpool for New York City in 1902. His boat sunk
at sea, and was rescued by a ship that continued on to Canada instead.
I was unsuccessful searching the New York passenger lists for him, even
though we knew when he arrived. It was not until I received his
naturalization papers, that I learned he was officially entered in the
St. Albans records, presumably because that was the first port city he
encountered on the train ride >from Canada to New York. I don't know how
many such occurrences there were, but there is at least one shipload of
passengers that was bound for New York in 1902 that is recorded in the
St. Albans manifest.

Jody Blanke
jody83@aol.com


Translators needed for the JewishGen International Desk #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

The Jewishgen International Desk has been a great success. We have
translated and posted messages on behalf of Genners who do not speak /
write English and our outreach programs in different parts of the world
have helped researchers enter their surnames / towns of interest in the
Jewishgen Family Finder (JGFF).

Our volunteer translators are overburdened with the sheer volume of mail
and need help. If you can translate >from another language to English or to
another language >from English, please consider being part of our team. At
the moment our most critical need is for Italian and Spanish but we do need
all languages.

Hope to hear >from many of you....

Regards,

Susana Leistner Bloch, Project Manager
JewishGen International Desk


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Translators needed for the JewishGen International Desk #galicia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

The Jewishgen International Desk has been a great success. We have
translated and posted messages on behalf of Genners who do not speak /
write English and our outreach programs in different parts of the world
have helped researchers enter their surnames / towns of interest in the
Jewishgen Family Finder (JGFF).

Our volunteer translators are overburdened with the sheer volume of mail
and need help. If you can translate >from another language to English or to
another language >from English, please consider being part of our team. At
the moment our most critical need is for Italian and Spanish but we do need
all languages.

Hope to hear >from many of you....

Regards,

Susana Leistner Bloch, Project Manager
JewishGen International Desk


Re: St. Albans District Manifest Records #general

Mary D. Taffet <mdtaffet@...>
 

Paul,

I have had the opportunity to review the St. Alban's films and can tell
you a bit about them.

1) There are two overall sections of microfilm. One has the soundex
index, which has lots of information on its own, and is also the key to
finding what you want on the other part. The other section has the
actual passenger manifests, which are sometimes ships and sometimes
trains, etc.

2) First you will need to find the soundex film that covers the part of
the alphabet you are searching for. The surnames are arranged by
soundex code, and then the first names are alphabetical within soundex
code. The soundex will tell you (a) WHEN this person came across the
border, (b) WHERE this person came across the border, and (c) which
microfilm and section you need to view to find the actual passenger
manifest entry.

3) Once you find the right passenger manifest film, finding the actual
page you want can be tricky. It took me some time to figure out just
where the actual page number was. Once I figured that out (took LOTS of
cranking to figure it out), then I found the actual page with little to
to problem at all. So, if anybody else can offer some pointers about
what part of the film to look at to find the right page numbers, that
would help [unfortunately I don't remember now].

4) You will of course find both the soundex index and the passenger
manifests in Salt Lake City; that's where I was when I viewed them --
and yes, I did find proof that my grandfather crossed through the U.S.
on his way >from Montreal to Cuba.

5) You will also find the soundex index films at the New England
Historical and Genealogical Society Library in Boston; I would imagine
that if they have the soundex, they probably have the manifests as well.

6) They are not online anywhere that I know of, but a guide that tells
you which soundex index film number you want can be found at the LDS
website via the Family History Catalog.

I'm sure there must be other libraries that carry this set of films; you
mentioned the New York Public Library and perhaps there are others as
well.

But I must admit that I am confused by one thing with regard to these
films. I found my husband's great-grandfather on one passenger manifest
for one of the ships, and I also think I found the rest of the family on
another manifest about a year later. What I do not know however is if
what I was looking at was the recording of a ship landing at the Port of
Quebec, where all passengers then headed south for the U.S., or whether
what I was seeing was just a fraction of the true passenger list,
recording only those passengers that chose to travel further south to
the U.S. [In other words, I don't know if somewhere there might be yet
another passenger manifest that records the actual arrival of my
husband's family in the Port of Quebec >from the foreign port.]

Good luck in your search,
Mary D. Taffet


Paul Concus wrote:



Does anyone know what is contained in the St. Albans District Manifest
Records of Aliens Arriving >from Foreign Contiguous Territory: Arrivals at
Canadian Border Ports, Jan. 1895 - June 30, 1924? It's something that the
New York Public Library evidently has on microfilm. Might it be of use in
finding when my father left Montreal and came to New York around 1914-
1916, probably by train? Are the microfilms available elsewhere, or
indexed on the Internet? Thank you.
Paul Concus, concus@math.berkeley.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: St. Albans District Manifest Records #general

Mary D. Taffet <mdtaffet@...>
 

Paul,

I have had the opportunity to review the St. Alban's films and can tell
you a bit about them.

1) There are two overall sections of microfilm. One has the soundex
index, which has lots of information on its own, and is also the key to
finding what you want on the other part. The other section has the
actual passenger manifests, which are sometimes ships and sometimes
trains, etc.

2) First you will need to find the soundex film that covers the part of
the alphabet you are searching for. The surnames are arranged by
soundex code, and then the first names are alphabetical within soundex
code. The soundex will tell you (a) WHEN this person came across the
border, (b) WHERE this person came across the border, and (c) which
microfilm and section you need to view to find the actual passenger
manifest entry.

3) Once you find the right passenger manifest film, finding the actual
page you want can be tricky. It took me some time to figure out just
where the actual page number was. Once I figured that out (took LOTS of
cranking to figure it out), then I found the actual page with little to
to problem at all. So, if anybody else can offer some pointers about
what part of the film to look at to find the right page numbers, that
would help [unfortunately I don't remember now].

4) You will of course find both the soundex index and the passenger
manifests in Salt Lake City; that's where I was when I viewed them --
and yes, I did find proof that my grandfather crossed through the U.S.
on his way >from Montreal to Cuba.

5) You will also find the soundex index films at the New England
Historical and Genealogical Society Library in Boston; I would imagine
that if they have the soundex, they probably have the manifests as well.

6) They are not online anywhere that I know of, but a guide that tells
you which soundex index film number you want can be found at the LDS
website via the Family History Catalog.

I'm sure there must be other libraries that carry this set of films; you
mentioned the New York Public Library and perhaps there are others as
well.

But I must admit that I am confused by one thing with regard to these
films. I found my husband's great-grandfather on one passenger manifest
for one of the ships, and I also think I found the rest of the family on
another manifest about a year later. What I do not know however is if
what I was looking at was the recording of a ship landing at the Port of
Quebec, where all passengers then headed south for the U.S., or whether
what I was seeing was just a fraction of the true passenger list,
recording only those passengers that chose to travel further south to
the U.S. [In other words, I don't know if somewhere there might be yet
another passenger manifest that records the actual arrival of my
husband's family in the Port of Quebec >from the foreign port.]

Good luck in your search,
Mary D. Taffet


Paul Concus wrote:



Does anyone know what is contained in the St. Albans District Manifest
Records of Aliens Arriving >from Foreign Contiguous Territory: Arrivals at
Canadian Border Ports, Jan. 1895 - June 30, 1924? It's something that the
New York Public Library evidently has on microfilm. Might it be of use in
finding when my father left Montreal and came to New York around 1914-
1916, probably by train? Are the microfilms available elsewhere, or
indexed on the Internet? Thank you.
Paul Concus, concus@math.berkeley.edu


Check Out Surname Lists! - There may be a surprise for you. #general

Susan Stone <stonegs@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I finally followed my own advice! As the Siedlce Archive Coordinator
for Jewish Records Indexing - Polands' Polish State Archives Project,
I have posted several messages on JewishGen and JRI-Poland lists
encouraging researchers to check out surname lists.

These surname lists can be accessed on the JRI-Poland / Polish
State Archives status page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/status.htm

A branch of my family lived in Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski.
(respectively 42 and 52 miles ENE of Warsaw). There was no
reason to think that part of the family lived far >from these towns.
To my surprise, I found a few of my families (with very unusual
names) listed among the surnames of Kolbiel, located 32 and
39 miles southwest of Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski!

While the surname lists for Kolbiel and many other towns are
available on the JRI-Poland web site, the indices to the records
have not yet been released to the database.

I now will check out all the surname lists on the JRI-Poland
site for my family names. Try it. You might also find the
unexpected.

Susan Stone
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Check Out Surname Lists! - There may be a surprise for you. #general

Susan Stone <stonegs@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I finally followed my own advice! As the Siedlce Archive Coordinator
for Jewish Records Indexing - Polands' Polish State Archives Project,
I have posted several messages on JewishGen and JRI-Poland lists
encouraging researchers to check out surname lists.

These surname lists can be accessed on the JRI-Poland / Polish
State Archives status page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/status.htm

A branch of my family lived in Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski.
(respectively 42 and 52 miles ENE of Warsaw). There was no
reason to think that part of the family lived far >from these towns.
To my surprise, I found a few of my families (with very unusual
names) listed among the surnames of Kolbiel, located 32 and
39 miles southwest of Wegrow and Sokolow Podlaski!

While the surname lists for Kolbiel and many other towns are
available on the JRI-Poland web site, the indices to the records
have not yet been released to the database.

I now will check out all the surname lists on the JRI-Poland
site for my family names. Try it. You might also find the
unexpected.

Susan Stone
New York, N.Y.


Re: Biro #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

A friend who has considerable knowledge of the history of writing
implements told me that the ball point pen was invented by a Hungarian
named BIRO and was first used by the US navy during WWII as the writing
would not disappear under water. (Also, I supposed, it made sense to be
able to have use of a pen for which you didn't have also to keep a
supply of ink.) It was my understanding that he was a Jewish refugee
living in South America when he gave the invention to the US. After the
War for several years no pen manufacturer believed that there could ever
be a market for such an implement and they refused to retool their
factories. Many of them (including her husband's) went out of business
as a consequence. In England, any ballpoint pen is called a biro in
the same way that a vacuum cleaner is called a hoover.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg,Canada)
Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW AND
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Biro #general

Roberta Sheps <roberta.sheps@...>
 

A friend who has considerable knowledge of the history of writing
implements told me that the ball point pen was invented by a Hungarian
named BIRO and was first used by the US navy during WWII as the writing
would not disappear under water. (Also, I supposed, it made sense to be
able to have use of a pen for which you didn't have also to keep a
supply of ink.) It was my understanding that he was a Jewish refugee
living in South America when he gave the invention to the US. After the
War for several years no pen manufacturer believed that there could ever
be a market for such an implement and they refused to retool their
factories. Many of them (including her husband's) went out of business
as a consequence. In England, any ballpoint pen is called a biro in
the same way that a vacuum cleaner is called a hoover.

Roberta Sheps
Colchester, England (born in Winnipeg,Canada)
Searching:
COHEN, KLAIMON and GROSSMAN, Talna (Ukraine); BELOVITSKY(I),
BELOV/BELOFF/BELL: (Popishok/Popiskes), Lithuania/ Montreal; YAFFE:
Wiliez, nr Vilna/ Winnipeg/ Montreal/ North Dakotah; SHEPS, KRASNOW AND
POTASHNIKOW: Odessa area


Re: Where is Woronce, Russia? #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

marife@mindspring.com (marife) opined:

I have located a cousin of my grandmother who was >from Woronce, Russia.
Does anybody know where that is? My grandmother was >from Tulchin in the
Ukraine. Her cousin >from Woronce probably lived close by, but I have
never heard of that town in Russia. Can anyone give me any information
about this town? Thanks so much! Marilyn Feingold, Atlanta, Georgia

Voronezh perhaps?

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com


Message for Judith Caplan #general

MBernet@...
 

Can somone please send me (privately, of course) the e-mail address for
Judith Caplan who will be presenting at the Toronto conference in 3 weeks?

Many thanks

Michael Bernet,
New York


researching: Boris MARCUS (Chicago, 1902) #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for anyone with knowledge of a Boris MARCUS, who
was living on W. 12th Place in Chicago in 1902.

He was listed as relative/destination and 'brother-in-law' on an Ellis
Island ship manifest.

Please reply privately to
<meyers01@comcast.net>


Thanks,

Marty Meyers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Woronce, Russia? #general

Stan Goodman <safeq@...>
 

marife@mindspring.com (marife) opined:

I have located a cousin of my grandmother who was >from Woronce, Russia.
Does anybody know where that is? My grandmother was >from Tulchin in the
Ukraine. Her cousin >from Woronce probably lived close by, but I have
never heard of that town in Russia. Can anyone give me any information
about this town? Thanks so much! Marilyn Feingold, Atlanta, Georgia

Voronezh perhaps?

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Message for Judith Caplan #general

MBernet@...
 

Can somone please send me (privately, of course) the e-mail address for
Judith Caplan who will be presenting at the Toronto conference in 3 weeks?

Many thanks

Michael Bernet,
New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen researching: Boris MARCUS (Chicago, 1902) #general

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I'm looking for anyone with knowledge of a Boris MARCUS, who
was living on W. 12th Place in Chicago in 1902.

He was listed as relative/destination and 'brother-in-law' on an Ellis
Island ship manifest.

Please reply privately to
<meyers01@comcast.net>


Thanks,

Marty Meyers


Re: Looking for roots - BIRO #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Hello Irena, I am sorry I can't tell about the Jewish origin or not of the
BIRO family name in your particular case, but I wanted to share something
with you and other JewishGenners about a BIRO with a Jewish origin..

The inventor of the ball-point pen was Ladislao Jose BIRO. A search for Mr.
BIRO in Internet shows he was Hungarian, and directed a newspaper in
Budapest - his birthplace. He was a Jew, and his partner helped him
escape >from Paris during the war, his final destination Argentina.

According to Internet search results, Mr. Biro was an artist , a hypnotist,
a car racer and a very productive inventor too. He was a very creative and
industrious man, and invented lots of other things - 32 different
inventions. He filed the patent for the ball-point pen in Hungary in 1938,
but had to escape the war before getting the patent, then started
production in Argentina, and later sold the patent. A ball-point pen is
popularly known here as Birome (Mr. Biro's partner's last name was
Meyne). The new pen would write 200,000 words without refilling. Today
BIC alone manufactures about 10.000.000 ball points a day. He also
invented a mechanical automatic shift box for cars and sold it to GM. Mr.
Biro was inexperienced when he negotiated the contract. Apparently, they
only bought it to avoid the competition benefitting >from it. They never
manufactured it, and used a hydraulic type box.

He lived in Argentina, his daughter Mariana directs a school, and the
Argentine Association of Inventors meets at the school's facilities. In
Argentina, the Inventors' Day is celebrated on his birthday, September 29.

I do not know if BIRO is a usual last name, but if you would like to get in
touch with Miss Biro, let me know and I will try to get her eMail for you.

Best wishes

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina

PD: Hope you will get better responses >from more knowledgeable JGenners,
but in the meantime I would suggest you enter your last names and town
information in the JewishGen Family Finder - if you haven't done so yet -.
If you do, anyone researching the Biro name will know you are researching
too, and may get in contact with you.


Name JANCZER - is it Hungarian Jewish? #general

GreGG <gregg@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I've got a problem with another name - the name Janczar could have been
originally JANCZER - probably Hungarian Jewish but I'm not sure.

Before the end of WW1 there were no Janczers in Lemberg/Lwow, in the
1930's directory there are plenty.

Regards,

G. Gembala


NY Times article on Belechow #general

MMBegun@...
 

Tomorrow's Sunday NY Times Magazine section features a wonderful,
hearfelt, and beautifully written account of a trip to Belechow, Ukraine
to learn the true story about the deaths and possible betrayal of the
author's great uncle and his family during the early 1940s part of the
Holocaust in Belechow.

It is written by Daniel Mendelsohn, who mentions the contacts he made on
the "Jewish Genealogy Web site," which started him on his research of his
relatives and eventually led to planning the visit to the ancestral town
with 2 of his siblings.

Full of details of discovery and the people they met, this is a great
story. If you don't have direct access to the NY Times, you can see it on
their web site: http://www.nytimes.com/
Look on the right side for "In Sunday's Times," and click on "The
Magazine" which has the article as its main feature.
Regards, Mila Begun in NYC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Looking for roots - BIRO #general

Carlos Glikson
 

Hello Irena, I am sorry I can't tell about the Jewish origin or not of the
BIRO family name in your particular case, but I wanted to share something
with you and other JewishGenners about a BIRO with a Jewish origin..

The inventor of the ball-point pen was Ladislao Jose BIRO. A search for Mr.
BIRO in Internet shows he was Hungarian, and directed a newspaper in
Budapest - his birthplace. He was a Jew, and his partner helped him
escape >from Paris during the war, his final destination Argentina.

According to Internet search results, Mr. Biro was an artist , a hypnotist,
a car racer and a very productive inventor too. He was a very creative and
industrious man, and invented lots of other things - 32 different
inventions. He filed the patent for the ball-point pen in Hungary in 1938,
but had to escape the war before getting the patent, then started
production in Argentina, and later sold the patent. A ball-point pen is
popularly known here as Birome (Mr. Biro's partner's last name was
Meyne). The new pen would write 200,000 words without refilling. Today
BIC alone manufactures about 10.000.000 ball points a day. He also
invented a mechanical automatic shift box for cars and sold it to GM. Mr.
Biro was inexperienced when he negotiated the contract. Apparently, they
only bought it to avoid the competition benefitting >from it. They never
manufactured it, and used a hydraulic type box.

He lived in Argentina, his daughter Mariana directs a school, and the
Argentine Association of Inventors meets at the school's facilities. In
Argentina, the Inventors' Day is celebrated on his birthday, September 29.

I do not know if BIRO is a usual last name, but if you would like to get in
touch with Miss Biro, let me know and I will try to get her eMail for you.

Best wishes

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina

PD: Hope you will get better responses >from more knowledgeable JGenners,
but in the meantime I would suggest you enter your last names and town
information in the JewishGen Family Finder - if you haven't done so yet -.
If you do, anyone researching the Biro name will know you are researching
too, and may get in contact with you.