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RICHON in Switzerland #general

Stephen Warshall <lister@...>
 

I am looking into the ancestry of Jules RICHON, born in
Switzerland in about 1847, who emigrated to the US in 1870. His
descendants think he may have been Jewish, but there is no
strong evidence, positive or negative.

Has any JewishGenner encountered this surname in Swiss
records, particularly in the Suisse romande (since the family was
French-speaking)?

Any leads would be much appreciated.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RICHON in Switzerland #general

Stephen Warshall <lister@...>
 

I am looking into the ancestry of Jules RICHON, born in
Switzerland in about 1847, who emigrated to the US in 1870. His
descendants think he may have been Jewish, but there is no
strong evidence, positive or negative.

Has any JewishGenner encountered this surname in Swiss
records, particularly in the Suisse romande (since the family was
French-speaking)?

Any leads would be much appreciated.

Stephen Warshall
Gloucester MA

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to join the French Special
Interest Group (SIG)whose prime objective is to provide a forum for questions,
exchange of information and discussion of matters involved in doing Jewish
genealogical research in France, other French-speaking areas such as Belgium,
Luxembourg and Switzerland, and in former French colonies such as Tunisia,
Algeria, etc. and post your message to the French-SIG Discussion Group.
You can find out more at: http://www.jewishgen.org/French/


Bayside Cemetery - Ozone Park, Queens - in the news again #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hello, Genners,

The on-line version of the [New York] Jewish Week has
an article in today's issue about the current status
of this long-neglected cemetery in Queens. Mention is
made of JewishGen's Jewish Online Worldwide Burial
Registry as well.

The direct link is:
http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11569

Registration is required, but there is no cost.

Chag Succot Sameach,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Upon checking this site before posting, registration was not
required.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bayside Cemetery - Ozone Park, Queens - in the news again #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hello, Genners,

The on-line version of the [New York] Jewish Week has
an article in today's issue about the current status
of this long-neglected cemetery in Queens. Mention is
made of JewishGen's Jewish Online Worldwide Burial
Registry as well.

The direct link is:
http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11569

Registration is required, but there is no cost.

Chag Succot Sameach,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Upon checking this site before posting, registration was not
required.


Seeking Fay Berg from Silver Springs MD #general

Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi All,

I came accorss a Max FISCHLER (Yeshaya Meir son of Avraham Abba) dod. June 6
1920 at the age of 36. His wife Gussie (Gitel daughter of Simcha) dod. June
6 1959 at the age of 70. They are both buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery which
is located in Staten Island, NY. The only information they had was a Fay
BERG >from Silver Springs MD who buried Gussie. Its not indicated if she was
the next of kin. They were also a member of the Independent Stanislaver
Lodge which doest exist anymore.

I also know that Max's mother was a STEINBRECHER. I am researching the
STEINBRECHER family who came >from *Poland* and moved to Hungary.

Thank You

Henry Schwartz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Fay Berg from Silver Springs MD #general

Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi All,

I came accorss a Max FISCHLER (Yeshaya Meir son of Avraham Abba) dod. June 6
1920 at the age of 36. His wife Gussie (Gitel daughter of Simcha) dod. June
6 1959 at the age of 70. They are both buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery which
is located in Staten Island, NY. The only information they had was a Fay
BERG >from Silver Springs MD who buried Gussie. Its not indicated if she was
the next of kin. They were also a member of the Independent Stanislaver
Lodge which doest exist anymore.

I also know that Max's mother was a STEINBRECHER. I am researching the
STEINBRECHER family who came >from *Poland* and moved to Hungary.

Thank You

Henry Schwartz


Re: online auctions sites #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

Using auction sites for genealogical research is indeed a very useful resource.
Here is my experience of what can be found or done with auction sites:

1. Some of the most prominent auction sites allow very specific searches such as
memorabilia and judaica of certain kind or region of the world. I enjoy looking
for such themes and sometimes bump into a very interesting object or offer.

2. Although the Internet is full of used and rare books search sites, auction
sites are an alternative for finding books out-of-print.

3. The very well known auction site offers a valuable resource: one can receive
email warnings about certain very specific searches. For example, I have one of
such requests for the name "Venetianer" and all of it many spelling variants.
Since this is an unique surname, I get only few feedback messages, but when one
does arrives, it almost certainly contains something of my interest.

4. I use this same feature to search for bargain Yizkor books, which in their
original are very expensive and rarely show up in used books sites.

5. I also use this feature to search for vital records in Eastern Europe. Clearly
I won't find documents related to my family, but sometimes I find very interesting
documents which educate me in the kind of stuff to look for in the future.

6. I search for documents related to the major towns and shtetls I am researching.
Many times I find objects which tell me more about the local culture and customs.
Of course, the keyword "Jewish" is always added to this search.

I hope you find this useful.

Regards and belated chag Succot sameach
Tom

At 01:00 -0500 20.10.2005, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
Subject: online auctions sites
From: Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 03:55:49 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

I am using online auctions sites to augment my genealogy research. If
you know of a good foreign site to recommend would you share it with me
or us, privately unless the moderators will allow it to go out on
Jewishgen. Thank you Gayle >from San Gabriel

MODERATOR NOTE: We are unable to post recommendations of specific
online auction sites. Please reply privately.
--

Tom Venetianer < mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br >
Sao Paulo - Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: online auctions sites #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

Using auction sites for genealogical research is indeed a very useful resource.
Here is my experience of what can be found or done with auction sites:

1. Some of the most prominent auction sites allow very specific searches such as
memorabilia and judaica of certain kind or region of the world. I enjoy looking
for such themes and sometimes bump into a very interesting object or offer.

2. Although the Internet is full of used and rare books search sites, auction
sites are an alternative for finding books out-of-print.

3. The very well known auction site offers a valuable resource: one can receive
email warnings about certain very specific searches. For example, I have one of
such requests for the name "Venetianer" and all of it many spelling variants.
Since this is an unique surname, I get only few feedback messages, but when one
does arrives, it almost certainly contains something of my interest.

4. I use this same feature to search for bargain Yizkor books, which in their
original are very expensive and rarely show up in used books sites.

5. I also use this feature to search for vital records in Eastern Europe. Clearly
I won't find documents related to my family, but sometimes I find very interesting
documents which educate me in the kind of stuff to look for in the future.

6. I search for documents related to the major towns and shtetls I am researching.
Many times I find objects which tell me more about the local culture and customs.
Of course, the keyword "Jewish" is always added to this search.

I hope you find this useful.

Regards and belated chag Succot sameach
Tom

At 01:00 -0500 20.10.2005, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
Subject: online auctions sites
From: Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@pacbell.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 03:55:49 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

I am using online auctions sites to augment my genealogy research. If
you know of a good foreign site to recommend would you share it with me
or us, privately unless the moderators will allow it to go out on
Jewishgen. Thank you Gayle >from San Gabriel

MODERATOR NOTE: We are unable to post recommendations of specific
online auction sites. Please reply privately.
--

Tom Venetianer < mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br >
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Stein family of Skopitetz #austria-czech

Andrew Judkins <ajudkins@...>
 

Hello,

I would be interested if anyone has any knowledge of the STEIN family
of Skopitetz (also known as Skopytyce), near Tabor, or indeed any
information on Steins living in that region in the 1800s. My great
grandfather Siegmund Stein was born in Skopitetz on 09/09/1861, the
son of Alois Stein. Unfortunately I have no other information at
present.

Andrew Judkins


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Stein family of Skopitetz #austria-czech

Andrew Judkins <ajudkins@...>
 

Hello,

I would be interested if anyone has any knowledge of the STEIN family
of Skopitetz (also known as Skopytyce), near Tabor, or indeed any
information on Steins living in that region in the 1800s. My great
grandfather Siegmund Stein was born in Skopitetz on 09/09/1861, the
son of Alois Stein. Unfortunately I have no other information at
present.

Andrew Judkins


Internal Passport Database Update #general

Howard Margol
 

In the next several weeks, after the JewishGen servers have overcome all
of their problems, a number of additions will be added to the Lithuania
1919-1940 internal passport Database. In addition to more records >from
the city of Panevezys, the entire file of applications for the city of
Jonava will be included in the database.

Work is continuing on translating the Panevezys files and the translation
of the internal passport applications for the city of Kaunas is already
underway. Estimates are between 17,000-18,000 files are included in the
Kaunas records.

In the near future, I expect to receive a list of all of the other cities
and towns in Lithuania where Jews applied for an internal passport during
1919-1940. Before the project is completed, as many as 200,000 records
could be included in the database. The value of these records are, and
will be, of great value to researchers. Of course, that means donations
will be required for this project to continue to a successful conclusion.
Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

For full information about internal passports, to search the database,
and instructions on how to support the project please go to -
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Internal Passport Database Update #general

Howard Margol
 

In the next several weeks, after the JewishGen servers have overcome all
of their problems, a number of additions will be added to the Lithuania
1919-1940 internal passport Database. In addition to more records >from
the city of Panevezys, the entire file of applications for the city of
Jonava will be included in the database.

Work is continuing on translating the Panevezys files and the translation
of the internal passport applications for the city of Kaunas is already
underway. Estimates are between 17,000-18,000 files are included in the
Kaunas records.

In the near future, I expect to receive a list of all of the other cities
and towns in Lithuania where Jews applied for an internal passport during
1919-1940. Before the project is completed, as many as 200,000 records
could be included in the database. The value of these records are, and
will be, of great value to researchers. Of course, that means donations
will be required for this project to continue to a successful conclusion.
Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

For full information about internal passports, to search the database,
and instructions on how to support the project please go to -
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia
homargol@aol.com


LDS indexes: Manhattan birth & marriage #general

clea <clea@...>
 

I have ordered the following films >from the LDS. If you need a lookup from
one of the films listed please respond privately.

Manhattan Birth Certificates, Birth Cards Index Ku-Shep 1871 Film#
1323513

Manhattan Marriage Records, Groom Card Index Merrel-Mu 1905, 1903-1905 N-Z
Film# 1530370

Manhattan Marriage Records, Groom Card Index S 1907-1908 Film# 1523122

Manhattan Marriage Records, Bride Card Index 1879-1897, 1888 A-Z Film#
1530424

Please go to their website and verify my information by the film # before
making your request.

The films should be here in about a week.

Carolyn Lea
Ohio
clea@woh.rr.com

ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM > Posen>New York and Savannah, Georgia
ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEVISON> Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah,
Georgia OPPENHEIM > Savannah, Georgia WEINBERG > Georgia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LDS indexes: Manhattan birth & marriage #general

clea <clea@...>
 

I have ordered the following films >from the LDS. If you need a lookup from
one of the films listed please respond privately.

Manhattan Birth Certificates, Birth Cards Index Ku-Shep 1871 Film#
1323513

Manhattan Marriage Records, Groom Card Index Merrel-Mu 1905, 1903-1905 N-Z
Film# 1530370

Manhattan Marriage Records, Groom Card Index S 1907-1908 Film# 1523122

Manhattan Marriage Records, Bride Card Index 1879-1897, 1888 A-Z Film#
1530424

Please go to their website and verify my information by the film # before
making your request.

The films should be here in about a week.

Carolyn Lea
Ohio
clea@woh.rr.com

ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM > Posen>New York and Savannah, Georgia
ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Prussia> Darien and Savannah, Georgia
BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEVISON> Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah,
Georgia OPPENHEIM > Savannah, Georgia WEINBERG > Georgia


Trouble Finding Grandfather's Ship Record #general

Seth J. Bookey <sethbook@...>
 

My grandfather came to the U.S. with his mother and a younger sister and
brother in either 1902 or 1904. His older brother, Chatzkel BUKI, is shown
coming to the U.S. in 1899 and the ship record is v v accurate in terms of
his age and town of origin. Chatzkel's ship record shows him going to his
father's Delancey St. address,the same address his father had in 1896 when
he became a citizen.

Meanwhile, I have not founda ship record for my great-grandfather, who
came in 1894, and nothing for his wife and three other children. Census
records clearly show thee different dates of entry in the country--1894,
1899, and 1902 or 1904 for the other three.

Now, there is no citizenship paperwork for my grandfather, his mother ,or
siblings, I assume, because back then, my great=grandfather's citizenship
was conferred tothem upon arrival, right?

I have never heard about their ship passage; I am assumng they came to
NYC. That's the only place my great-grandfather lived. The family name in
Poland was Buki, and was established as Bookey in 1896 on the citizenship
record.

Any ideas on how to find the other entry records, for my greatgrandfather
Chaim and the other three (Yente Rachel, Samuel, Flora, and Joseph)?

--Seth

Family History http://members.tripod.com/~sethbook/mytree/index.html
Drobnin http://members.tripod.com/~sethbook/mytree/Drobnin.html
Other Towns http://members.tripod.com/~sethbook/mytree/towns.html

Researching BUKI >from Drobin and Wyszograd; STOLLER, CABAK, DORF/DAVIDORFSKI >from
Karelitz and Nowogrodek; SCHEIER >from Lodz; and KONOPKA, TRESTINER, and TUCKER
from Radzilow and Lomza Gubernia.
Seth J. Bookey
New York City
sethbook@panix.com


Where is Brastele Austria? #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

Chag Sameach to all!
I am in need of some help; my relative Samuel REICHER immigrated to
Cleveland, OH in 1904. On the ship's manifest he gave his last place of
residence as Krakow. On his Petition for Naturalization in 1915 he lists
his place of birth as Brastele Austria.
For the life of me I can't determine what or where Brastele is. Does anyway
have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linsilv@nc.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trouble Finding Grandfather's Ship Record #general

Seth J. Bookey <sethbook@...>
 

My grandfather came to the U.S. with his mother and a younger sister and
brother in either 1902 or 1904. His older brother, Chatzkel BUKI, is shown
coming to the U.S. in 1899 and the ship record is v v accurate in terms of
his age and town of origin. Chatzkel's ship record shows him going to his
father's Delancey St. address,the same address his father had in 1896 when
he became a citizen.

Meanwhile, I have not founda ship record for my great-grandfather, who
came in 1894, and nothing for his wife and three other children. Census
records clearly show thee different dates of entry in the country--1894,
1899, and 1902 or 1904 for the other three.

Now, there is no citizenship paperwork for my grandfather, his mother ,or
siblings, I assume, because back then, my great=grandfather's citizenship
was conferred tothem upon arrival, right?

I have never heard about their ship passage; I am assumng they came to
NYC. That's the only place my great-grandfather lived. The family name in
Poland was Buki, and was established as Bookey in 1896 on the citizenship
record.

Any ideas on how to find the other entry records, for my greatgrandfather
Chaim and the other three (Yente Rachel, Samuel, Flora, and Joseph)?

--Seth

Family History http://members.tripod.com/~sethbook/mytree/index.html
Drobnin http://members.tripod.com/~sethbook/mytree/Drobnin.html
Other Towns http://members.tripod.com/~sethbook/mytree/towns.html

Researching BUKI >from Drobin and Wyszograd; STOLLER, CABAK, DORF/DAVIDORFSKI >from
Karelitz and Nowogrodek; SCHEIER >from Lodz; and KONOPKA, TRESTINER, and TUCKER
from Radzilow and Lomza Gubernia.
Seth J. Bookey
New York City
sethbook@panix.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where is Brastele Austria? #general

Linda Shefler <linsilv@...>
 

Chag Sameach to all!
I am in need of some help; my relative Samuel REICHER immigrated to
Cleveland, OH in 1904. On the ship's manifest he gave his last place of
residence as Krakow. On his Petition for Naturalization in 1915 he lists
his place of birth as Brastele Austria.
For the life of me I can't determine what or where Brastele is. Does anyway
have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

Linda Silverman Shefler
Cary, NC
linsilv@nc.rr.com


Kobelyaki records? #ukraine

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
My family comes >from Ekaterinoslav. I've just found a record which
leads me to believe my great-grandmother may have been born in
"Kobelyaki / Kobeljaki". According to ShtetlSeeker, there is a
Kobelyaki 186 miles ESE of Kiev. (There's also a Kobelyaki 126 miles
ENE of Minsk, but the Kiev city seems the likelier choice).

Of course, I'm interested in the availability of records >from the
Ukrainian Kobelyaki, but it's not in the Roots-to-Roots database,
which would tell me which archives carry the records, and which records exist.

Does anyone know anything about records for Kobelyaki - location,
which records exist, and are they obtainable? The city is in the
Poltava oblast which has its own State Archives; is that archives
open to searches?

Thanks!

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN -
AVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kobelyaki records? #ukraine

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
My family comes >from Ekaterinoslav. I've just found a record which
leads me to believe my great-grandmother may have been born in
"Kobelyaki / Kobeljaki". According to ShtetlSeeker, there is a
Kobelyaki 186 miles ESE of Kiev. (There's also a Kobelyaki 126 miles
ENE of Minsk, but the Kiev city seems the likelier choice).

Of course, I'm interested in the availability of records >from the
Ukrainian Kobelyaki, but it's not in the Roots-to-Roots database,
which would tell me which archives carry the records, and which records exist.

Does anyone know anything about records for Kobelyaki - location,
which records exist, and are they obtainable? The city is in the
Poltava oblast which has its own State Archives; is that archives
open to searches?

Thanks!

Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN -
AVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --