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New U.S. Census Bureau publication #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I have recently been in email correspondence with the Census Bureau
finding out what the actual "Census Day" was for every census. The
person who helped me told me that the information and much more is in
the new edition of "Measuring America - The Decennial Censuses >from
1790 - 2000."

This is a glossy 150 page softback publication, which goes into great
detail about every census. There are also examples of every census
form right up to and including 2000.

There is a chart which details all the censuses with their National
Archive number, including the Soundex if there was one. The roll
numbers are also given.

It is published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and
Statistics Administration. This edition was published in September,
2002, and the publication number is POL/02-MA(RV). The ISBN is
0-16-051209-3.

An earlier edition (April, 2002) is also available as a downloadable
pdf document.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, CA, USA


Akmene Records #general

apexsa <apexsa@...>
 

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

About 3 years ago, a cousin of a fellow Akmene researcher, Bruce Cohen,
visited Akmene and with a very good guide, came across an old man who
had ferreted away many documents pertaining to the Jewish Community in
Akmene during and around the 2nd World War. I am concerned that unless
someone does something soon to retrieve these documents, they will die
off with this old man, if they haven't done so already.
If anyone is interested, or has any ideas, please get hold of me and
perhaps we can get the ball rolling - assuming this old man is still
alive.

Best regards

Shana Mink Katz


Alfred and Ilse ISRAEL #general

Hanna Eichler <eichler@...>
 

This is such a long shot!
I recently learned that my grandmother was Jewish and escaped Germany
by marrying Alfred Israel when she was 16 or thereabouts. They
travelled in around 1938 by boat to China where my mother was born.
Alfred was a stamp dealer. He died in London about 12 years ago. I
know nothing about his family or what became of them as I think he was
the only one to get a visa out of Germany and into China. Can you help
me join some of the dots?


Naming after the living #general

Lauren <richard.the.thirdNOSPAM@...>
 

My great grandfather was divorced >from his first wife, Sarah, and
re-married. When his first daughter with his new wife was born, she was
named Sarah, too.

Is this a rotten thing to do ? Is it not significant, as the baby wasn't a
blood relative, or is it a bit of a death-wish thing to do -
superstition-wise ! I don't know if wife-two had any ancestors called Sarah
that she was honouring.

Lauren Strauss-Jones, London


surname MERVA #general

DUMAY, Jocelyne
 

Looking for the origin of my surname MERVAY ; I have found many MERVA in
Hungary but I wonder if the surname MERVAY is a derivated >from it and what
are its signification and origin. My ggfather took the name MERVAY when he
married in 1898 or perhaps before I do not know ; the birth name of his
father was MUNZ with umlaut.
Researching : MERVA, MERVAY, MUNZ
Thank you for help

Jocelyne >from Paris


Seeking Martin GEWING #general

Robert Fraser <rwfgjf@...>
 

I am seeking contact with Martin Gewing, Researcher # 36101.
His last known email, 2 years ago, was
mbouzas@dnai.com.
Believed to have lived in San Francisco.
The email address in the FTJP is bouncing.
I have already contacted JewishGen LostnFound

Please respond privately

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
Researcher # 6342
Researching:
NOWAK; Uhersky Brod (CZ)---> Vienna
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)-->Austria/Israel
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine--->?
STRAUSSLER: Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)
NAGEL; Batelov (Moravia)


Seeking Neil FISHER #general

Robert Fraser <rwfgjf@...>
 

I am seeking contact with Neil Fisher, Researcher # 28407.
His last known email address, >from the JGFF, is
neil@fisher-family.demon.co.uk
but is bouncing.
I am researching the name of Eisinger

Private responses please

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
Researcher # 6342
Researching:
NOWAK; Uhersky Brod (CZ)---> Vienna
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)-->Austria/Israel
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine--->?
STRAUSSLER: Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)
NAGEL; Batelov (Moravia).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New U.S. Census Bureau publication #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

I have recently been in email correspondence with the Census Bureau
finding out what the actual "Census Day" was for every census. The
person who helped me told me that the information and much more is in
the new edition of "Measuring America - The Decennial Censuses >from
1790 - 2000."

This is a glossy 150 page softback publication, which goes into great
detail about every census. There are also examples of every census
form right up to and including 2000.

There is a chart which details all the censuses with their National
Archive number, including the Soundex if there was one. The roll
numbers are also given.

It is published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and
Statistics Administration. This edition was published in September,
2002, and the publication number is POL/02-MA(RV). The ISBN is
0-16-051209-3.

An earlier edition (April, 2002) is also available as a downloadable
pdf document.

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Akmene Records #general

apexsa <apexsa@...>
 

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

About 3 years ago, a cousin of a fellow Akmene researcher, Bruce Cohen,
visited Akmene and with a very good guide, came across an old man who
had ferreted away many documents pertaining to the Jewish Community in
Akmene during and around the 2nd World War. I am concerned that unless
someone does something soon to retrieve these documents, they will die
off with this old man, if they haven't done so already.
If anyone is interested, or has any ideas, please get hold of me and
perhaps we can get the ball rolling - assuming this old man is still
alive.

Best regards

Shana Mink Katz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alfred and Ilse ISRAEL #general

Hanna Eichler <eichler@...>
 

This is such a long shot!
I recently learned that my grandmother was Jewish and escaped Germany
by marrying Alfred Israel when she was 16 or thereabouts. They
travelled in around 1938 by boat to China where my mother was born.
Alfred was a stamp dealer. He died in London about 12 years ago. I
know nothing about his family or what became of them as I think he was
the only one to get a visa out of Germany and into China. Can you help
me join some of the dots?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naming after the living #general

Lauren <richard.the.thirdNOSPAM@...>
 

My great grandfather was divorced >from his first wife, Sarah, and
re-married. When his first daughter with his new wife was born, she was
named Sarah, too.

Is this a rotten thing to do ? Is it not significant, as the baby wasn't a
blood relative, or is it a bit of a death-wish thing to do -
superstition-wise ! I don't know if wife-two had any ancestors called Sarah
that she was honouring.

Lauren Strauss-Jones, London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen surname MERVA #general

DUMAY, Jocelyne
 

Looking for the origin of my surname MERVAY ; I have found many MERVA in
Hungary but I wonder if the surname MERVAY is a derivated >from it and what
are its signification and origin. My ggfather took the name MERVAY when he
married in 1898 or perhaps before I do not know ; the birth name of his
father was MUNZ with umlaut.
Researching : MERVA, MERVAY, MUNZ
Thank you for help

Jocelyne >from Paris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Martin GEWING #general

Robert Fraser <rwfgjf@...>
 

I am seeking contact with Martin Gewing, Researcher # 36101.
His last known email, 2 years ago, was
mbouzas@dnai.com.
Believed to have lived in San Francisco.
The email address in the FTJP is bouncing.
I have already contacted JewishGen LostnFound

Please respond privately

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
Researcher # 6342
Researching:
NOWAK; Uhersky Brod (CZ)---> Vienna
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)-->Austria/Israel
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine--->?
STRAUSSLER: Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)
NAGEL; Batelov (Moravia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Neil FISHER #general

Robert Fraser <rwfgjf@...>
 

I am seeking contact with Neil Fisher, Researcher # 28407.
His last known email address, >from the JGFF, is
neil@fisher-family.demon.co.uk
but is bouncing.
I am researching the name of Eisinger

Private responses please

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
rwfgjf@iinet.net.au
Researcher # 6342
Researching:
NOWAK; Uhersky Brod (CZ)---> Vienna
FINKELSTEIN; Podwolacyska/Tarnopol (Ukraine)
EISINGER; Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)-->Austria/Israel
KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland/Ukraine--->?
STRAUSSLER: Kostel/Podivin (Moravia)
NAGEL; Batelov (Moravia).


And another useful database at the library #general

Carol Gurstelle <cgurstelle@...>
 

Another useful database I found at my local library is the
CD-ROM version of the Sandborn fire insurance maps. They are
also a Proquest product, but I'm not sure how widely available
they may be. The Minneapolis Public Library has a set for many
towns in Minnesota. They can be accessed in the library, of
course, and by remote users, but only if their card is
registered with the Minneapolis system.

The maps show a neighborhood in great detail, with the outlines
of the buildings and the street addresses for each one. Many of
the commercial sites are also indentified. Several years ago,
my father went through the Minneapolis City Directories from
1903-1919 and listed the addresses where his father's cousins
lived. That neighborhood no longer exists; it's been replaced
by freeway interchanges and the Metrodome, but thanks to the
maps, I have a good idea of what it was like then. I've taken
Dad's list and plotted the locations on a map. It's interesting
to see how some of the families moved on to "better"
neighborhoods as they became more established (or had more
family members working.)

Carol Gurstelle
Roseville, MN
cgurstelle@attbi.com


Re: Brooklyn Death Certs. #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

It has been brought to my attention that the information I gave
about the dates of the marriage certificates the Mormons had
microfilmed was wrong. The end date should be 1949, not 1920 as I had
previously stated.

This is because the LDS online catalog hadn't cross-referenced their
records, and so under Kings, NY it stated 1898-1920, but under
Brooklyn, Kings, NY, it offers a record series >from 1919-1949.

My apologies,

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen And another useful database at the library #general

Carol Gurstelle <cgurstelle@...>
 

Another useful database I found at my local library is the
CD-ROM version of the Sandborn fire insurance maps. They are
also a Proquest product, but I'm not sure how widely available
they may be. The Minneapolis Public Library has a set for many
towns in Minnesota. They can be accessed in the library, of
course, and by remote users, but only if their card is
registered with the Minneapolis system.

The maps show a neighborhood in great detail, with the outlines
of the buildings and the street addresses for each one. Many of
the commercial sites are also indentified. Several years ago,
my father went through the Minneapolis City Directories from
1903-1919 and listed the addresses where his father's cousins
lived. That neighborhood no longer exists; it's been replaced
by freeway interchanges and the Metrodome, but thanks to the
maps, I have a good idea of what it was like then. I've taken
Dad's list and plotted the locations on a map. It's interesting
to see how some of the families moved on to "better"
neighborhoods as they became more established (or had more
family members working.)

Carol Gurstelle
Roseville, MN
cgurstelle@attbi.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Brooklyn Death Certs. #general

jeremy frankel
 

Dear Genners,

It has been brought to my attention that the information I gave
about the dates of the marriage certificates the Mormons had
microfilmed was wrong. The end date should be 1949, not 1920 as I had
previously stated.

This is because the LDS online catalog hadn't cross-referenced their
records, and so under Kings, NY it stated 1898-1920, but under
Brooklyn, Kings, NY, it offers a record series >from 1919-1949.

My apologies,

Jeremy Frankel
Oakland, CA, USA


Is KADZICACH a Polish Town? #poland

NormK12065
 

If I am translating a Polish death record properly, it appears as if the
child was living in another town but died in the town of KADZICACH. I cannot find it in WOWW, Shtetl Seeker or anywhere else. The word was capitalized so I assume it is a proper name. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Thanks in advance.

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ


JRI Poland #Poland Is KADZICACH a Polish Town? #poland

NormK12065
 

If I am translating a Polish death record properly, it appears as if the
child was living in another town but died in the town of KADZICACH. I cannot find it in WOWW, Shtetl Seeker or anywhere else. The word was capitalized so I assume it is a proper name. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Thanks in advance.

Norm Katz
Monroe Township, NJ