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Thank you and another database for immigration information #general

L. Altman <familysearch@...>
 

I would like to thank everyone who offered constructive advice about how to
work around not being able to find a declaration of intent based in
information found on a major commercial genealogy websites databases.

Pamela Weisberger and Jan Groshen were extremely helpful and I would like to
thank them both.

There is another website that has declarations of intent and petition
informaiton online. The German Genealogy Group has information at this website.
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com

Linda Altman
Raleigh, North Carolina


Photos on Government Documents #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

My grandparents, who emigrated to the US in 1910, traveled to Argentina in
1924. In order to travel to Argentina, they had to get permission >from the
Russian government since they were still Russian citizens. They applied to
the Russian Consulate in NY. The Russian Consular records were available in
hard copy at the US National Archives until the 1990s when the US government
microfilmed the records and returned the originals to Russia. There was a
photo with the application. The quality of the microfilmed photo wasn't
great but it did provide a picture that I had never before seen. The
microfilm is available at National Archives II located in Maryland. I don't
know where in Russia the original Consular records are now kept.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GADISH/GAIDASH/GERIS (Belarus); LECKERMAN/LAKERMAN (Priluki, Ukraine; or
Pennsylvania, USA); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin,
Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF (Priluki, Ukraine)


Re: Correcting surname spellings in cemetery online databases #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Sometimes the cemetery records are correct and the name on the stone is
misspelled. I just came across this situation. I believe the stone was
erected by a grandson (whose last name was different than his grandmother's)
many years after his grandmother's death and after the death of his parents.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GADISH/GAIDASH/GERIS (Belarus); LECKERMAN/LAKERMAN (Priluki, Ukraine; or
Pennsylvania, USA); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin,
Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF (Priluki, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you and another database for immigration information #general

L. Altman <familysearch@...>
 

I would like to thank everyone who offered constructive advice about how to
work around not being able to find a declaration of intent based in
information found on a major commercial genealogy websites databases.

Pamela Weisberger and Jan Groshen were extremely helpful and I would like to
thank them both.

There is another website that has declarations of intent and petition
informaiton online. The German Genealogy Group has information at this website.
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com

Linda Altman
Raleigh, North Carolina


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photos on Government Documents #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

My grandparents, who emigrated to the US in 1910, traveled to Argentina in
1924. In order to travel to Argentina, they had to get permission >from the
Russian government since they were still Russian citizens. They applied to
the Russian Consulate in NY. The Russian Consular records were available in
hard copy at the US National Archives until the 1990s when the US government
microfilmed the records and returned the originals to Russia. There was a
photo with the application. The quality of the microfilmed photo wasn't
great but it did provide a picture that I had never before seen. The
microfilm is available at National Archives II located in Maryland. I don't
know where in Russia the original Consular records are now kept.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GADISH/GAIDASH/GERIS (Belarus); LECKERMAN/LAKERMAN (Priluki, Ukraine; or
Pennsylvania, USA); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin,
Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF (Priluki, Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Correcting surname spellings in cemetery online databases #general

Rochelle Gershenow
 

Sometimes the cemetery records are correct and the name on the stone is
misspelled. I just came across this situation. I believe the stone was
erected by a grandson (whose last name was different than his grandmother's)
many years after his grandmother's death and after the death of his parents.

Rochelle Gershenow
Potomac, MD

Searching: AGINSKY (Belarus; South Africa, USA); CHAIKIN (Priluki, Ukraine);
GADISH/GAIDASH/GERIS (Belarus); LECKERMAN/LAKERMAN (Priluki, Ukraine; or
Pennsylvania, USA); LIFSCHITZ (Priluki,Ukraine);
PURINSON/PURINZON/PURRINSON Priluki,Ukraine; Argentina; Israel; USA);
SLONIMSKY (Minsk, Belarus)or SLONIM (USA); SONDEK/SUNDOCK/SUNDACK (Lutzin,
Belarus; Ludza, Latvia; USA); SOKOLOFF (Priluki, Ukraine)


Re: Question about Letchworth #unitedkingdom

N.Landau@...
 

http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/Community/letchworth.htm says about the
Jewish community in Letchworth that:

"The Letchworth Jewish Community was founded in 1939. It was unique among
those communities formed during World War II by Jewish families relocating
from London to escape the German air raids, in that the community was almost
exclusively orthodox. The Letchworth Jewish community had the infrastructure
that normally accompanied much larger communities, such as a kosher butcher,
mikva, Talmud Torah, etc. The community began to decline following the end
of the War, but continued to exist into the 1970's."

The Letchworth website
http://www.letchworthgc.com/placestovisit/history/ww2_homefront.htm says:

"The Letchworth Refugees Scheme

Many refugees >from Europe were given homes in Letchworth before the
beginning of the war thanks, to the efforts of the Letchworth Refugees
Scheme. The refugees were non-practising Jews or those of Jewish descent who
did not come under the scope of the Official Jewish Aid Committee.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Jewish community Letchworth #unitedkingdom

Jonathan Grodzinski
 

Harold Pollins wrote:
I was doing some work in the Jewish Chronicle archive and >found this item of
1909 about Letchworth. The Garden City had been formed a few >years before
and it is known that it was in the Second World War that a >Jewish community was
established there.

There was also a Jewish community there in the First World War - my grandparents
evacuated there >from the East End of London to avoid German bombing.

Jonathan Grodzinski


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Question about Letchworth #unitedkingdom

N.Landau@...
 

http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/Community/letchworth.htm says about the
Jewish community in Letchworth that:

"The Letchworth Jewish Community was founded in 1939. It was unique among
those communities formed during World War II by Jewish families relocating
from London to escape the German air raids, in that the community was almost
exclusively orthodox. The Letchworth Jewish community had the infrastructure
that normally accompanied much larger communities, such as a kosher butcher,
mikva, Talmud Torah, etc. The community began to decline following the end
of the War, but continued to exist into the 1970's."

The Letchworth website
http://www.letchworthgc.com/placestovisit/history/ww2_homefront.htm says:

"The Letchworth Refugees Scheme

Many refugees >from Europe were given homes in Letchworth before the
beginning of the war thanks, to the efforts of the Letchworth Refugees
Scheme. The refugees were non-practising Jews or those of Jewish descent who
did not come under the scope of the Official Jewish Aid Committee.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Jewish community Letchworth #unitedkingdom

Jonathan Grodzinski
 

Harold Pollins wrote:
I was doing some work in the Jewish Chronicle archive and >found this item of
1909 about Letchworth. The Garden City had been formed a few >years before
and it is known that it was in the Second World War that a >Jewish community was
established there.

There was also a Jewish community there in the First World War - my grandparents
evacuated there >from the East End of London to avoid German bombing.

Jonathan Grodzinski


Re: Question about Letchworth #unitedkingdom

HPOLLINS@...
 

In a message dated 01/05/2006 08:41:00 GMT Standard Time, MBernet@aol.com
writes:
In a message dated 4/30/2006 4:47:50 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
HPOLLINS@aol.com writes:

< I was doing some work in the Jewish Chronicle archive and found this
item of
1909 about Letchworth. The Garden City had been formed a few years before
and it is known that it was in the Second World War that a Jewish
community
was
established there. >

==Rabbi Solomon David Sassoon had made his home in Letchworth long before
WWII. Did he, like his grrandmother and like Sir Moses Montefiore surround
himself with a minyan and schochet in Letchworth? Were there Jews in
Letchworth
before he moved there?

Michael Bernet, New York
-------------------------------------------------------

Rabbi Solomon Sassoon was born in 1915. I was referring to a meeting at
Letchworth in 1909. I have little news of any Jews living in the town before WWII
apart >from the Grodzinski family (the East End bakers) who moved there
temporarily during WWI. Perhaps there were one or two others. There was certainly
no community there before the Second World War..

Harold Pollins


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Question about Letchworth #unitedkingdom

HPOLLINS@...
 

In a message dated 01/05/2006 08:41:00 GMT Standard Time, MBernet@aol.com
writes:
In a message dated 4/30/2006 4:47:50 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
HPOLLINS@aol.com writes:

< I was doing some work in the Jewish Chronicle archive and found this
item of
1909 about Letchworth. The Garden City had been formed a few years before
and it is known that it was in the Second World War that a Jewish
community
was
established there. >

==Rabbi Solomon David Sassoon had made his home in Letchworth long before
WWII. Did he, like his grrandmother and like Sir Moses Montefiore surround
himself with a minyan and schochet in Letchworth? Were there Jews in
Letchworth
before he moved there?

Michael Bernet, New York
-------------------------------------------------------

Rabbi Solomon Sassoon was born in 1915. I was referring to a meeting at
Letchworth in 1909. I have little news of any Jews living in the town before WWII
apart >from the Grodzinski family (the East End bakers) who moved there
temporarily during WWI. Perhaps there were one or two others. There was certainly
no community there before the Second World War..

Harold Pollins


Melvin WEISS and WEISFELNER/WAJSFELNER- Elmont, Queens, Klobuck, Poland #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I'm searching for cousins--the children of Melvin WEISS, born about 1920,
died about 1970, and his sister Gloria nee WEISS, b. 1925 in New York.

Melvin lived in Elmont, Queens

Their parents were Max [Mordechai] and Anna WEISS, formerly
WEISFELNER/WAJSFELNER in Klobuck, Bor Zapilski and Czestochow, Poland. Max
arrived in America in 1916

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Melvin WEISS and WEISFELNER/WAJSFELNER- Elmont, Queens, Klobuck, Poland #general

Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

I'm searching for cousins--the children of Melvin WEISS, born about 1920,
died about 1970, and his sister Gloria nee WEISS, b. 1925 in New York.

Melvin lived in Elmont, Queens

Their parents were Max [Mordechai] and Anna WEISS, formerly
WEISFELNER/WAJSFELNER in Klobuck, Bor Zapilski and Czestochow, Poland. Max
arrived in America in 1916

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


FW: U.S. Census and Genealogy #general

charles b nam <charlesnam2@...>
 

In Message Number 39 for April 30, 2006, regarding census information, Bob
Wexler states that "...the only data of value is aggregate numbers." and
"accuracy of individual names ... is just not relevant for the purposes for
which the data is/was used ... and is/was collected."

His statement is only partially correct. Although the Constitutional basis
for the U.S. Census is for apportioning the House of Representatives, and
many uses have been made of census population statistics over the years,
the Census Bureau is cognizant of the need to help identify particular
individuals under certain circumstances. The principal service of that
kind is the Bureau's Age Search Service, which looks for an individual
record in past censuses (>from 1910 to 2000) when a birth certificate is not
available and proof of age (e.g., for Social Security) is required.

The Bureau's general statement about the census and genealogy can be found
at www.census.gov/genealogy/www/. Specifics about the Age Search Service
can be found at www.census.gov/genealogy/www/agesearch.html.

Charles B. Nam
Tallahassee, Florida
charlesnam2@earthlink.net


Request translation of Polish birth record #general

Hilary Henkin
 

Dear group,
Earlier this year, I learned that my great-grandfather, ostensibly
from the Ukraine, was actually born in Lublin, Poland. With grateful
thanks to JRI-Poland, I have obtained a copy of his 1866 birth
record, and would very much love a translation.

According to my friend who was able to make out a few of the words,
the record is for one Joseph Katz, born May 25, 1866, of Jacob and
Ester Katz nee Aronson.

The record is viewable at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7776>.

Please reply privately.

Thank you all!
Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Marietta, Georgia

P.S. if anyone thinks they may be related, by all means let me know!


Translation of three Russian birth? records #general

Hilary Henkin
 

Dear group,
Earlier this year, I learned that my great-grandfather, ostensibly
from the Ukraine, was actually born in Lublin, Poland. With grateful
thanks to JRI-Poland, I have identified three individuals who may be
his siblings, and obtained copies of records for them. I would very
much love a translation of each record.

The first, viewable at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7777> is
the birth record for Liba Kac (Katz), child of Jacob and Ester
Katz. This child (boy or girl?) was born in 1878.

The second, viewable at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7778>,
should be the 1872 birth record for Abraham Katz, son of Jacob and
Ester Katz. I have been told by a friend who could make out some of
the words that this seemed to be a death record instead of a birth record.

The third, viewable at
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7779>
(upper half) and
<http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=7780>
(lower half), should be the 1888 birth record for Shmuel Katz, also
son of Jacob and Ester Katz. My same friend seems to think this is a
marriage record, however.

Please reply privately.

Thank you all for your assistance!

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Marietta, Georgia

P.S. Of course, if any of these people are in your research, please
let me know!


Re: Passing of Monica Leonards #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

It is with great sadness that the members of the Kupiskis SIG note the
passing of their longtime member Monica Leonards following her valient
battle with cancer.

Monica was an active member whose forte was tracking Kupishokers who came to
America and the people they came to. Her databases, for not only Kupiskis,
but the surrounding shtetls as well were of immense importance to our
membership. Her untiring help to our members in using these databases and
locating their relatives was part of her generous and helpful nature.

She will be missed. Our prayers and condolences go out to her family and
friends.

Ann Rabinowitz
Coordinator, Kupiskis SIG
annrab@bellsouth.net


Re: Adolph RICH - Fanny BLOOMBERG - Isaac Rich - Sarah Rich #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Nick Rich" <nick@myhomepc.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote

I recently asked the group a question about how I could find the original
family surname, which is now "RICH", and I would like to thank everyone
for so many helpful replies.
snip

Adolph and Isaac settled in Burton-on-Trent, and they can be found in the
1891 census, living just a couple of streets away >from one another, Adolph
now married, and Isaac living on his own. They are both listed as picture
frame makers, and wood carvers. In 1901, Adolph had moved to Birmingham
with his family, and Isaac had married a "Sarah" >from Manchester and had
children of his own, and was now living in Burslem, Staffordshire, UK,
where it would appear he stayed for most, if not all of his life.
I thought that you might be interested in this entry under Derby about Derby
and Burton-on-Trent on
http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/derby/history.htm.

According to this, on 4 March 1887 a meeting of the residents of Derby and
Burton decided to form a joint congregation, but the attempt failed despite
the existence of a nucleus in Burton. There was subsequently formed a
community in Derby.

Burton-on-Trent is about 15 miles >from Derby.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


Re: Families living together #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

In Russia, in the early 19th century, the families living together with
different surnames are not necessarily related through the women. Surnames were
only taken in 1826, so brothers could have different surnames as well.

I have a Hirsch family, whose daughter, Sara went to live with Mr. Mincho and
his wife in NYC in the 1850's. Sara's mother's maiden name is Casparius, and
Mr. Mincho's mother could also have been Casparius, but in 1850, Mr. Hirsch and
Mr. Mincho could easily be brothers as well.

Sally Bruckheimer
Bridgewater, NJ