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Re: 1900-era documents for immigration to USA #general

L. Altman <familysearch@...>
 

Joy:
try this link to the US Immigration Code:
http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/shared/aboutus/statistics/legishist/index.htm

It covers just about everything you want to know.

Linda Altman
Raleigh, NC

I hope that some of you out in "gen-land" are experts on documentation needed
for immigration. At the turn of the 20th century, what kind of documentation
would an immigrant actually have to provide in order to board a ship (and be
allowed to continue the voyage)? Name? Age? Occupation? Destination? Could
they falsify all of that?........

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1900-era documents for immigration to USA #general

L. Altman <familysearch@...>
 

Joy:
try this link to the US Immigration Code:
http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/shared/aboutus/statistics/legishist/index.htm

It covers just about everything you want to know.

Linda Altman
Raleigh, NC

I hope that some of you out in "gen-land" are experts on documentation needed
for immigration. At the turn of the 20th century, what kind of documentation
would an immigrant actually have to provide in order to board a ship (and be
allowed to continue the voyage)? Name? Age? Occupation? Destination? Could
they falsify all of that?........

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY USA


Cost of copies from National Archives in NYC #general

Sandy Malek
 

Stan Goodman wrote:
$.50/page is the price for making Xerox copies on their machine when you are
there doing it yourself. I think the price for ordering a page is $10.

It is 50 cents per page even if they make the copies for you and mail them,
at least to US addresses. The $10 charge if you order >from the National
Archives is a minimum mail order charge. It covers 20 pages at 50 cents per page.
Therefore, you can order perhaps three sets of immigration documents (which
will normally include Petition for Naturalization, Declaration of Intent and
Certificate of Arrival) for the initial $10 charge. If you are ordering more
at the same time, it is charged at 50 cents per page over the minimum $10
charge.

One of the archivists in NYC took the trouble to write to me and explain how
this works as he returned a check I had sent which was way too large. I was
relying on the calculation of fee posted at www.italiangen.org which implies
that the cost is $10 per request.

So, unless you are in a huge hurry, send your request by mail, as it is
cheaper than the online cost. And the NYC branch of NARA has been responding
within about two weeks with full documentation.

Sandy Malek
Los Angeles, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cost of copies from National Archives in NYC #general

Sandy Malek
 

Stan Goodman wrote:
$.50/page is the price for making Xerox copies on their machine when you are
there doing it yourself. I think the price for ordering a page is $10.

It is 50 cents per page even if they make the copies for you and mail them,
at least to US addresses. The $10 charge if you order >from the National
Archives is a minimum mail order charge. It covers 20 pages at 50 cents per page.
Therefore, you can order perhaps three sets of immigration documents (which
will normally include Petition for Naturalization, Declaration of Intent and
Certificate of Arrival) for the initial $10 charge. If you are ordering more
at the same time, it is charged at 50 cents per page over the minimum $10
charge.

One of the archivists in NYC took the trouble to write to me and explain how
this works as he returned a check I had sent which was way too large. I was
relying on the calculation of fee posted at www.italiangen.org which implies
that the cost is $10 per request.

So, unless you are in a huge hurry, send your request by mail, as it is
cheaper than the online cost. And the NYC branch of NARA has been responding
within about two weeks with full documentation.

Sandy Malek
Los Angeles, California


Re: Desfardin Society at Mt. Zion #general

Peregrine Maitland <273589roots@...>
 

Suggest you Google the spelling "d'sfardim" and "d'sphardim" for
landsmanshaftn that contain this in their name. This is most probably not
the full name of the society.

Cf. "Beth Hamidrash Hagodol D'Sphardim"

You can also call the cemetery and confirm whether their records contain a
more complete name of the society.

Also check http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/ for more landsmanshaft
resources.

Peregrine Maitland
273589roots@att.net
To reply, delete all numeric characters
from the return address given.
"Fran Segall" <FranSegall@comcast.net> wrote
<SNIP>
In searching the new Mt. Zion Cemetery database, I find 101 names listed
with the society as "Desfardin". One of them is a Hannah STRICK, who
may be my ggrandmother. I've never before heard the name/word
Desfardin, and Googling it turns up nothing useful, nor does a search of
the JewishGen web site.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Desfardin Society at Mt. Zion #general

Peregrine Maitland <273589roots@...>
 

Suggest you Google the spelling "d'sfardim" and "d'sphardim" for
landsmanshaftn that contain this in their name. This is most probably not
the full name of the society.

Cf. "Beth Hamidrash Hagodol D'Sphardim"

You can also call the cemetery and confirm whether their records contain a
more complete name of the society.

Also check http://home.att.net/~landsmanshaft/ for more landsmanshaft
resources.

Peregrine Maitland
273589roots@att.net
To reply, delete all numeric characters
from the return address given.
"Fran Segall" <FranSegall@comcast.net> wrote
<SNIP>
In searching the new Mt. Zion Cemetery database, I find 101 names listed
with the society as "Desfardin". One of them is a Hannah STRICK, who
may be my ggrandmother. I've never before heard the name/word
Desfardin, and Googling it turns up nothing useful, nor does a search of
the JewishGen web site.


Re: Baltimore death and burial #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

I can only be general regarding resources in Baltimore. The Pratt has a
remote "ask The Librarian" http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/ that might help you.
There is one Jewish funeral home in Baltimore, Sol Levinson and Brothers, and
for many years they have been the only one. Others have come and gone. This
website may take you to them. http://www.jfda.org/listing_name.html. I would
also try The Jewish Museum because they have all sorts of genealogical
records, among them being records >from defunct funeral homes. I tried to look
for my Mother's funeral record and knew the date, the funeral director, etc.
They had records that should have included my Mother but they didn't so if it's
not there that's not proof that it didn't exist. Their website is
www.jewishmuseummd.org .

Good luck.

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD

Before I start with death certificates, does someone know what is the
most efficient (remote) way to find information about a death in a
Baltimore Maryland construction accident in early 1906? I do not have a
precise date, but it was supposedly shortly before his son was born on 1
June.
An indexed newspaper perhaps or someone >from the local Hevra Kadisha?
The burial may have been elsewhere, because the family was in Baltimore
on a temporary basis, because of the construction job. (Even if we find
a grave, I do not assume there is a tombstone.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re:Baltimore death and burial #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

I can only be general regarding resources in Baltimore. The Pratt has a
remote "ask The Librarian" http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/ that might help you.
There is one Jewish funeral home in Baltimore, Sol Levinson and Brothers, and
for many years they have been the only one. Others have come and gone. This
website may take you to them. http://www.jfda.org/listing_name.html. I would
also try The Jewish Museum because they have all sorts of genealogical
records, among them being records >from defunct funeral homes. I tried to look
for my Mother's funeral record and knew the date, the funeral director, etc.
They had records that should have included my Mother but they didn't so if it's
not there that's not proof that it didn't exist. Their website is
www.jewishmuseummd.org .

Good luck.

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD

Before I start with death certificates, does someone know what is the
most efficient (remote) way to find information about a death in a
Baltimore Maryland construction accident in early 1906? I do not have a
precise date, but it was supposedly shortly before his son was born on 1
June.
An indexed newspaper perhaps or someone >from the local Hevra Kadisha?
The burial may have been elsewhere, because the family was in Baltimore
on a temporary basis, because of the construction job. (Even if we find
a grave, I do not assume there is a tombstone.)

Israel Pickholtz


The JGS of Montreal - Summer Schedule of Events #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

As is customary, there will be no JGS of Montreal meeting in July.
Nor will there be a Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop
in either July or August.

Our next scheduled events are as follows and are also posted on
our website: http://jgs-montreal.org/

=August 21, 2006 - post IAJGS New York Conference Meeting,
featuring individual reports by those who will have attended the
conference (August 13 - 18).
(Venue: Gelber Conference Centre)

=September 10, 2006 - Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop
Time and venue to be announced.

=September 18, 2006 - Joe King, author and historian, lecturing
on the history of the Jewish population of Montreal and Quebec
(Venue: Gelber Conference Centre)

For all information on our
upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops:
The JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
484-0969

Our meetings and workshops are open to all - we welcome
newcomers and interested friends.

Wishing everyone a very enjoyable summer.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@videotron.ca
~~~~


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The JGS of Montreal - Summer Schedule of Events #general

Merle Kastner <merlek@...>
 

Dear Genners,

As is customary, there will be no JGS of Montreal meeting in July.
Nor will there be a Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop
in either July or August.

Our next scheduled events are as follows and are also posted on
our website: http://jgs-montreal.org/

=August 21, 2006 - post IAJGS New York Conference Meeting,
featuring individual reports by those who will have attended the
conference (August 13 - 18).
(Venue: Gelber Conference Centre)

=September 10, 2006 - Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop
Time and venue to be announced.

=September 18, 2006 - Joe King, author and historian, lecturing
on the history of the Jewish population of Montreal and Quebec
(Venue: Gelber Conference Centre)

For all information on our
upcoming meetings & Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops:
The JGS of Montreal Hotline - 24 hours a day:
484-0969

Our meetings and workshops are open to all - we welcome
newcomers and interested friends.

Wishing everyone a very enjoyable summer.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal, Programming
merlek@videotron.ca
~~~~


Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #lodz #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #lodz #poland

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org


Re: Orphanage in Berdichev in 1920 #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Irina Shub asked "why a Jewish father who remarried after his wife's
death will send his son to [an orphanage] and not bring him to his new
family? It doesn't sound to me a traditional thing for a Jewish family."
Sometimes the traditional Jewish practices were at least partly responsible
for this circumstance. When my grandfather remarried after the death of his
first wife, his second wife refused to raise his son >from his first
marriage. She was very traditional in her Jewish observance, but she was
forced into an arranged marriage which she didn't want, and refusing to
raise the child was apparently the only way she could rebel.

Sharon Korn
San Diego,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Orphanage in Berdichev in 1920 #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Irina Shub asked "why a Jewish father who remarried after his wife's
death will send his son to [an orphanage] and not bring him to his new
family? It doesn't sound to me a traditional thing for a Jewish family."
Sometimes the traditional Jewish practices were at least partly responsible
for this circumstance. When my grandfather remarried after the death of his
first wife, his second wife refused to raise his son >from his first
marriage. She was very traditional in her Jewish observance, but she was
forced into an arranged marriage which she didn't want, and refusing to
raise the child was apparently the only way she could rebel.

Sharon Korn
San Diego,


1899 CT City Directory - Define the Meaning of "F" ?? #general

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

In searching a database subscription site for ancestor Clementine RING (1879
Hungary - 1929 RI) in the CT city directories I located the following information:
Connecticut City Directories > Fairfield and Southport > 1899 > R Page 700
RING Clementina, MRS. bds Pine Creek, F Leopold , rem to Bridgeport.

The "F" Leopold is new to us and we are not sure what it represents. Could
some kind person please define the "F" next to the name Leopold? Is it
an initiial? Does it mean father? Or, possibly it has another meaning?

We do have an ancestor Clementine RING who married Alexander DZIEKIEWICZ in
1896. We do have an ancestor Leopold RING. We do have an ancestor with
the given name Felix. How do we confirm that this is our ancestor Clementine?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please respond privately, unless
you believe it would be educational to subscribers.

With kind regards,
Nancy RING KENDRICK
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, DZIEKIEWICZ and RING >from the following areas: US: CT /
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Wel
come.1018348985
NY / PA and Bielsko-Biala / Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow


Grave photo - Montefiore Cemetery Philadelphia #general

Israel P
 

Is there someone who will be visiting Montefiore Cemetery in Philadelphia
who can take pictures of four adjacent graves in Penna Lodge, Section C?
(I have the precise location.)

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
Gush Etzion ISRAEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1899 CT City Directory - Define the Meaning of "F" ?? #general

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

In searching a database subscription site for ancestor Clementine RING (1879
Hungary - 1929 RI) in the CT city directories I located the following information:
Connecticut City Directories > Fairfield and Southport > 1899 > R Page 700
RING Clementina, MRS. bds Pine Creek, F Leopold , rem to Bridgeport.

The "F" Leopold is new to us and we are not sure what it represents. Could
some kind person please define the "F" next to the name Leopold? Is it
an initiial? Does it mean father? Or, possibly it has another meaning?

We do have an ancestor Clementine RING who married Alexander DZIEKIEWICZ in
1896. We do have an ancestor Leopold RING. We do have an ancestor with
the given name Felix. How do we confirm that this is our ancestor Clementine?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please respond privately, unless
you believe it would be educational to subscribers.

With kind regards,
Nancy RING KENDRICK
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, DZIEKIEWICZ and RING >from the following areas: US: CT /
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Wel
come.1018348985
NY / PA and Bielsko-Biala / Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grave photo - Montefiore Cemetery Philadelphia #general

Israel P
 

Is there someone who will be visiting Montefiore Cemetery in Philadelphia
who can take pictures of four adjacent graves in Penna Lodge, Section C?
(I have the precise location.)

Thank you.

Israel Pickholtz
Gush Etzion ISRAEL


Aid to Finding Addresses in the 1890 New York City Police Census #general

Marty <mdmajor@...>
 

If someone has this book, could you please lookup
15 Second Avenue
(15 2nd Avenue, Manhattan) and tell me the AD and ED for this
address? The cross streets are East 1st Street and East Houston
Street.

"Aid to Finding Addresses in the 1890 New York City Police
Census: An Index of All Street Addresses in Manhattan and the
West Bronx Found in the 894 Extant Books of the 1890 New York
City Police Census" by Howard M. Jensen.

This book is now out of print and I am unable to locate a copy
for sale. Have checked Fetchbook.info, bookfinder.com,
amazon.com and googled it.

For those that don't know (like me before last night) AD stands
for Assembly District and ED stands for Election (or Enumeration)
District.

Thank you.

Marguerite Major
mdmajor@yahoo.com
Chittenango, NY, USA

Searching DeVRIES, Jacob, Amsterdam, Holland -> New York, NY
KATZ, Julia, Hesse, Germany -> New York, NY
DEVRIES, Julian, NY, NY -> Cleveland, OH -> Phoenix, AZ
DEVRIES, Therese -> Washington DC 1995


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aid to Finding Addresses in the 1890 New York City Police Census #general

Marty <mdmajor@...>
 

If someone has this book, could you please lookup
15 Second Avenue
(15 2nd Avenue, Manhattan) and tell me the AD and ED for this
address? The cross streets are East 1st Street and East Houston
Street.

"Aid to Finding Addresses in the 1890 New York City Police
Census: An Index of All Street Addresses in Manhattan and the
West Bronx Found in the 894 Extant Books of the 1890 New York
City Police Census" by Howard M. Jensen.

This book is now out of print and I am unable to locate a copy
for sale. Have checked Fetchbook.info, bookfinder.com,
amazon.com and googled it.

For those that don't know (like me before last night) AD stands
for Assembly District and ED stands for Election (or Enumeration)
District.

Thank you.

Marguerite Major
mdmajor@yahoo.com
Chittenango, NY, USA

Searching DeVRIES, Jacob, Amsterdam, Holland -> New York, NY
KATZ, Julia, Hesse, Germany -> New York, NY
DEVRIES, Julian, NY, NY -> Cleveland, OH -> Phoenix, AZ
DEVRIES, Therese -> Washington DC 1995