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Seeking informatiom on Romanian family members listed below #general

Rennie and Jack Salz <jrsalz@...>
 

I am seeking information about the families of the persons mentioned below:

Zalman VEXLER married to Reiza TUCHERMAN 1885
Simon VEXLER married toReiza Marcu 1871
Marcu MARCUVIC imarried to Sura Creinta GROSSMAN 1868
Leiba sin Oizer DESCALU married to a Golda MARCOVICI in 1870
Nathaniel MARCOVICI

Thank You.
Rennie M. Salz

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking informatiom on Romanian family members listed below #general

Rennie and Jack Salz <jrsalz@...>
 

I am seeking information about the families of the persons mentioned below:

Zalman VEXLER married to Reiza TUCHERMAN 1885
Simon VEXLER married toReiza Marcu 1871
Marcu MARCUVIC imarried to Sura Creinta GROSSMAN 1868
Leiba sin Oizer DESCALU married to a Golda MARCOVICI in 1870
Nathaniel MARCOVICI

Thank You.
Rennie M. Salz

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surnames is the JewishGen Family Finder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/


Yad Vashem:Miriam HECHT #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In 1955, a woman named Miriam HECHT submitted several pages of
testimony for her family JEWNOWICZ aka IEVNOVICH >from Polonka. One of
the pages was for her mother Chana nee EPSTEIN, daughter of Yitzkhak.
Chana was born in Slonim in 1881. I have been searching for many
years for descendants of one of my cousins, Anna EPSTEIN, born in the
1880s, married to a man with a surname something like YEVANOVITZ. She
was the only member that I know of >from my EPSTEIN family who stayed
behind in the Pale. And this woman sounds like a very close match.

The page of testimony was submitted in Hebrew, and of course the date
is >from 50 years ago. Would anyone who reads Hebrew be kind enough to
find this POT on the Yad Vashem site & tell me the address of Miriam
Hecht? That would be a start. Or if this woman's name sounds familiar
to any of you...

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yad Vashem:Miriam HECHT #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In 1955, a woman named Miriam HECHT submitted several pages of
testimony for her family JEWNOWICZ aka IEVNOVICH >from Polonka. One of
the pages was for her mother Chana nee EPSTEIN, daughter of Yitzkhak.
Chana was born in Slonim in 1881. I have been searching for many
years for descendants of one of my cousins, Anna EPSTEIN, born in the
1880s, married to a man with a surname something like YEVANOVITZ. She
was the only member that I know of >from my EPSTEIN family who stayed
behind in the Pale. And this woman sounds like a very close match.

The page of testimony was submitted in Hebrew, and of course the date
is >from 50 years ago. Would anyone who reads Hebrew be kind enough to
find this POT on the Yad Vashem site & tell me the address of Miriam
Hecht? That would be a start. Or if this woman's name sounds familiar
to any of you...

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, AZ

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately


Follow-up to: Help locating DC for highway fatality in central US in 1956 #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hi, fellow genners,

I wanted to summarize all the good advise that was given to me over the last
five days since I posted a request for help regarding the unfortunate highway
death of my mother’s cousin. I want to thank everyone who responded. I hope
that I thanked you all individually but please accept this public thanks, just
in case I let an e-mail slip by.

Summary –

My cousins lived in the Bronx - at least up until the time of Madelyn’s death.
They moved to New Jersey after her death, possibly to get away >from things that
reminded them of her.

The odds are against Madelyn having a Social Security number as it was the
mid-1950s, she was female, still a student and had never worked.

There was a local Bronx newspaper, the Bronx Home News. Although not applicable
to my research, I thought that others might want to contact the Bronx Historical
Society, which has a full set of The Bronx Home News newspaper on microfilm
[>from 1907 through 1948] by mail, including a SASE in case they do turn up an
article for you.
http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/archives/archivesfirst.html

If I can figure out the NYC high school that Madelyn attended, I can try to get
a hold of her school records or a school yearbook or something with a
notation about her death.
http://www.nycenet.edu/Offices/StudentEnroll/HSAdmissions/schprocess/default.htm

Interstate 80 was not fully completed until the early 1970s. I could have
googled for information about the interstate as well as state roads and
turnpikes with sites such as:
http://www.ohioturnpike.org/history.html
http://www.paturnpike.com/geninfo/history/history.aspx

After reviewing maps >from the 1950’s –1960’s, I can make a best guess as to the
probable route the couple would have taken and write to local newspapers or
research archives or libraries to see if I can get someone to check for a
write-up in the local papers about the accident. >from the New York area that
would possibly start with Route 22 through New Jersey to Harrisburg, then the
Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Ohio Turnpike to Indiana. However, I probably will
work >from the middle [Ohio] out toward the ends.

If a death was, in fact, a highway fatality, one can call/write to the Highway
Patrol [in Ohio] at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/ or 1-877-7-PATROL. I emailed
them. The response: The Highway Patrol retains Crash Reports for only 5 years.

I checked many of the databases linked by that *Connecticut-based* genealogy
library, but didn’t find anything regarding this particular search.

Both Connecticut and Maryland are closer to New York [than Nevada] and both
may have offered quick marriages. Perhaps the accident didn’t occur ‘on the
way to Reno.’ In fact, I will try to find out the marriage requirements of
about 8-10 states near New York or on the way to Ohio that were applicable at
that time.

I can check in the County Surrogate’s Court to see if there was a negligence
proceeding or a wrongful death action. If there was an insurance settlement,
there may have been paperwork >from an administrator or executor for the estate.

I can check the NYPL for the death indices to see if there’s one of those dummy
death certificates with a code for the state in which the death occurred,
instead of a death certificate number used for purposes of a burial transit
document, for a NYC funeral. However, if due to the shame of the situation,
her mother or boyfriend reported the death using *his* surname as Madelyn's
‘legal’ surname –implying that they were already married – I’ve no idea what to
do. Without the accident report or the death certificate, I can’t see how I
could learn his name.

Lastly, it was suggested that I just pay the Ohio Department of Health $16.50
and let them search their database since I know the name of the decedent, the
parent’s names and the date of death [and I am a 2nd cousin, once removed]. If
the record’s not in Ohio, I can just move the methodology on to the next possible
state. Really, that would be a well spent $16.50.

FYI, in the metropolitan NYC/NJ area, I have checked with the following
cemeteries and have come up empty handed:
Cedar Park-Beth El [where mother & step-father are buried], Mt. Hebron
[where maternal grandparents are buried], and Beth David, Beth Israel – Cedar
Knolls, Beth Israel Memorial Park, Baron Hirsch, Maimonides-Elmont,
Maimonides-Jamaica, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Hope, Mt. Judah, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Neboh,
Mt. Zion, Montefiore, New Montefiore, United Hebrew and Washington. We believe
that she was buried in New Jersey so I’m not bothering with Westchester
cemeteries at all.

Thanks again for all your support and suggestions,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Follow-up to: Help locating DC for highway fatality in central US in 1956 #general

s_wiener@...
 

Hi, fellow genners,

I wanted to summarize all the good advise that was given to me over the last
five days since I posted a request for help regarding the unfortunate highway
death of my mother’s cousin. I want to thank everyone who responded. I hope
that I thanked you all individually but please accept this public thanks, just
in case I let an e-mail slip by.

Summary –

My cousins lived in the Bronx - at least up until the time of Madelyn’s death.
They moved to New Jersey after her death, possibly to get away >from things that
reminded them of her.

The odds are against Madelyn having a Social Security number as it was the
mid-1950s, she was female, still a student and had never worked.

There was a local Bronx newspaper, the Bronx Home News. Although not applicable
to my research, I thought that others might want to contact the Bronx Historical
Society, which has a full set of The Bronx Home News newspaper on microfilm
[>from 1907 through 1948] by mail, including a SASE in case they do turn up an
article for you.
http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org/archives/archivesfirst.html

If I can figure out the NYC high school that Madelyn attended, I can try to get
a hold of her school records or a school yearbook or something with a
notation about her death.
http://www.nycenet.edu/Offices/StudentEnroll/HSAdmissions/schprocess/default.htm

Interstate 80 was not fully completed until the early 1970s. I could have
googled for information about the interstate as well as state roads and
turnpikes with sites such as:
http://www.ohioturnpike.org/history.html
http://www.paturnpike.com/geninfo/history/history.aspx

After reviewing maps >from the 1950’s –1960’s, I can make a best guess as to the
probable route the couple would have taken and write to local newspapers or
research archives or libraries to see if I can get someone to check for a
write-up in the local papers about the accident. >from the New York area that
would possibly start with Route 22 through New Jersey to Harrisburg, then the
Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Ohio Turnpike to Indiana. However, I probably will
work >from the middle [Ohio] out toward the ends.

If a death was, in fact, a highway fatality, one can call/write to the Highway
Patrol [in Ohio] at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/ or 1-877-7-PATROL. I emailed
them. The response: The Highway Patrol retains Crash Reports for only 5 years.

I checked many of the databases linked by that *Connecticut-based* genealogy
library, but didn’t find anything regarding this particular search.

Both Connecticut and Maryland are closer to New York [than Nevada] and both
may have offered quick marriages. Perhaps the accident didn’t occur ‘on the
way to Reno.’ In fact, I will try to find out the marriage requirements of
about 8-10 states near New York or on the way to Ohio that were applicable at
that time.

I can check in the County Surrogate’s Court to see if there was a negligence
proceeding or a wrongful death action. If there was an insurance settlement,
there may have been paperwork >from an administrator or executor for the estate.

I can check the NYPL for the death indices to see if there’s one of those dummy
death certificates with a code for the state in which the death occurred,
instead of a death certificate number used for purposes of a burial transit
document, for a NYC funeral. However, if due to the shame of the situation,
her mother or boyfriend reported the death using *his* surname as Madelyn's
‘legal’ surname –implying that they were already married – I’ve no idea what to
do. Without the accident report or the death certificate, I can’t see how I
could learn his name.

Lastly, it was suggested that I just pay the Ohio Department of Health $16.50
and let them search their database since I know the name of the decedent, the
parent’s names and the date of death [and I am a 2nd cousin, once removed]. If
the record’s not in Ohio, I can just move the methodology on to the next possible
state. Really, that would be a well spent $16.50.

FYI, in the metropolitan NYC/NJ area, I have checked with the following
cemeteries and have come up empty handed:
Cedar Park-Beth El [where mother & step-father are buried], Mt. Hebron
[where maternal grandparents are buried], and Beth David, Beth Israel – Cedar
Knolls, Beth Israel Memorial Park, Baron Hirsch, Maimonides-Elmont,
Maimonides-Jamaica, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Hope, Mt. Judah, Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Neboh,
Mt. Zion, Montefiore, New Montefiore, United Hebrew and Washington. We believe
that she was buried in New Jersey so I’m not bothering with Westchester
cemeteries at all.

Thanks again for all your support and suggestions,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA


Jewish Maternity Hospital #general

Mark Ross
 

I not only heard of this hospital, I was born there (7/29/26). My five older
brothers were born at home, but I guess my parents decided to "do it right"
with #6.

Mark Ross
Storrs, CT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Weisberger" <pweisberger@hotmail.com>
<<Has anyone ever heard of this hospital that existed many years ago? I
am > > wondering where it was located?>>
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Maternity Hospital #general

Mark Ross
 

I not only heard of this hospital, I was born there (7/29/26). My five older
brothers were born at home, but I guess my parents decided to "do it right"
with #6.

Mark Ross
Storrs, CT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Weisberger" <pweisberger@hotmail.com>
<<Has anyone ever heard of this hospital that existed many years ago? I
am > > wondering where it was located?>>
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Re: Pictures of the MINES, MENES family from Poland and Israel #general

DebWE308@...
 

Hi Genners,

I am searching for the relatives of Fayge(Tzipore) bat Shmuel MINES,
MONIS, or MONES, who came to Israel in the 1920's or 1930's. In later years she
married Yaacov RECHES. The names of her relatives are: Haim Zeev MINES, or
Vilvul MINES. some of the family lived in Haifa, and Fayge and Yisrael MALIETZ
from Bialystock.
I have a collection of old pictures that the family would, I'm sure,
appreciate! I am the great grand niece of Yaacov Reches and the pictures were
given to me when he passed away.

Debbie Wang Etzion
DebWE308@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pictures of the MINES, MENES family from Poland and Israel #general

DebWE308@...
 

Hi Genners,

I am searching for the relatives of Fayge(Tzipore) bat Shmuel MINES,
MONIS, or MONES, who came to Israel in the 1920's or 1930's. In later years she
married Yaacov RECHES. The names of her relatives are: Haim Zeev MINES, or
Vilvul MINES. some of the family lived in Haifa, and Fayge and Yisrael MALIETZ
from Bialystock.
I have a collection of old pictures that the family would, I'm sure,
appreciate! I am the great grand niece of Yaacov Reches and the pictures were
given to me when he passed away.

Debbie Wang Etzion
DebWE308@aol.com


problem with my Ellis Island files #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

After a long hiatus I reviewed the personal records I had saved at the Ellis
Island website. When I tried to retrieve the various manifests associated
with particular family members, I got the message: "no image available."
However, when I redid my searches, I was able to actually view those same
manifests.

Has anyone else experienced this or did I do something to lose my capacity
to view supposedly saved manifests? Please reply privately. Thanks for
your help.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen problem with my Ellis Island files #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

After a long hiatus I reviewed the personal records I had saved at the Ellis
Island website. When I tried to retrieve the various manifests associated
with particular family members, I got the message: "no image available."
However, when I redid my searches, I was able to actually view those same
manifests.

Has anyone else experienced this or did I do something to lose my capacity
to view supposedly saved manifests? Please reply privately. Thanks for
your help.

Evan Fishman
ebf2001@comcast.net


Re: Horowic in Galicia ??? #galicia

Martin Fischer
 

Scott Horwitz <horwitzzz_2000@yahoo.com>
asked for information about Horowic, Galicia.

I have no specific knowledge of this shtetl, but perhaps it could be:

Horovce, Kosice, Slovakia, which is in far eastern Slovakia, near the
Ukraine border.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Horowic in Galicia ??? #galicia

Martin Fischer
 

Scott Horwitz <horwitzzz_2000@yahoo.com>
asked for information about Horowic, Galicia.

I have no specific knowledge of this shtetl, but perhaps it could be:

Horovce, Kosice, Slovakia, which is in far eastern Slovakia, near the
Ukraine border.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


JNTRO - Searching GOD and ZEITLER/SEIDLER #galicia

Marganit Alverez
 

Shalom,

My ggfather Mendel son of Dawid GOD and Ruchel ZEITLER was born in Kolomea
in 1882. Ruchel's parents were Schmuel Ber ZEITLER and Feige. My gfather
was named Victor G. SIDLER in America.

Any information on these people or other related ancestors would be deeply
appreciated.

Marganit Alverez
Sacramento California USA
marganit@cwo.com


Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Accessible On Line #galicia

Carole Feinberg
 

Dear Gesher Galicia Subscribers,

At the Arutz Sheva web site I read the following
intriguing headline:

"Online Jewish Film Archive Offers Glimpse Into the
Past", which described the Steven Spielberg Jewish
Film Archive.

As a family genealogist, I was drawn to the paragraph
describing the films of five then-Polish cities taken
in August, 1939--Cracow, Warsaw, Bialystock, Lvov and
Vilna.

Since Lvow was closest to my four grandparents'
shtetlach, I viewed that ten minute film, in English.
Although the quality was poor, I could taste the
flavor of the world in which my grandparents were
raised, a world that no longer exists.

http://www.arutzsheva.com/news.php3?id=102811

There are sure to be other subjects of interest to
genealogists at this site.

Best wishes,

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, GA, USA

Drohobycz: BERNSTEIN, LERNER, SCHNEIDSCHER, KREUTZENAUER, KOCH, WEBER, HAMMERMAN, GARTENBERG, ROSBERG, HACKER;
Boryslaw: HILLEBRAND, SCHECK;
Kujdance, Romanowe Siolo: SOMERFLEK, KATZ, MALKISCHER;
Woloczysk: GLEKEL, KUPPERWASSER;
Stanislawow Area: STERNBERG, GLUCK, DAUER, BERNER, TIEGER, ZUCKERKANDEL, JUNGERMAN;
Jassy: HILLEBRAND


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JNTRO - Searching GOD and ZEITLER/SEIDLER #galicia

Marganit Alverez
 

Shalom,

My ggfather Mendel son of Dawid GOD and Ruchel ZEITLER was born in Kolomea
in 1882. Ruchel's parents were Schmuel Ber ZEITLER and Feige. My gfather
was named Victor G. SIDLER in America.

Any information on these people or other related ancestors would be deeply
appreciated.

Marganit Alverez
Sacramento California USA
marganit@cwo.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Accessible On Line #galicia

Carole Feinberg
 

Dear Gesher Galicia Subscribers,

At the Arutz Sheva web site I read the following
intriguing headline:

"Online Jewish Film Archive Offers Glimpse Into the
Past", which described the Steven Spielberg Jewish
Film Archive.

As a family genealogist, I was drawn to the paragraph
describing the films of five then-Polish cities taken
in August, 1939--Cracow, Warsaw, Bialystock, Lvov and
Vilna.

Since Lvow was closest to my four grandparents'
shtetlach, I viewed that ten minute film, in English.
Although the quality was poor, I could taste the
flavor of the world in which my grandparents were
raised, a world that no longer exists.

http://www.arutzsheva.com/news.php3?id=102811

There are sure to be other subjects of interest to
genealogists at this site.

Best wishes,

Carole Glick Feinberg
Atlanta, GA, USA

Drohobycz: BERNSTEIN, LERNER, SCHNEIDSCHER, KREUTZENAUER, KOCH, WEBER, HAMMERMAN, GARTENBERG, ROSBERG, HACKER;
Boryslaw: HILLEBRAND, SCHECK;
Kujdance, Romanowe Siolo: SOMERFLEK, KATZ, MALKISCHER;
Woloczysk: GLEKEL, KUPPERWASSER;
Stanislawow Area: STERNBERG, GLUCK, DAUER, BERNER, TIEGER, ZUCKERKANDEL, JUNGERMAN;
Jassy: HILLEBRAND


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)