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Lower east side pictures #general

Jim Gutterman
 

Just wondering-have located any number of addresses on lower east side
where gp or ggp lived when came to US early 20th century. Both from
memory and also using a google tool (I forget which) a number of these
streets are now hi rise projects. Obviously, that wasn't the case 100
years ago. Any suggestions on good sources of pics >from that era that
might have been compiled identifying the streets and such. Obviously
lots of pics of typical street scenes, but for curiosity sake
wondering if anything more precise is around. thanks
Jim Gutterman (Gutterman,Goodman,Landesman,Geller,Hershkovitz,Ochs)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lower east side pictures #general

Jim Gutterman
 

Just wondering-have located any number of addresses on lower east side
where gp or ggp lived when came to US early 20th century. Both from
memory and also using a google tool (I forget which) a number of these
streets are now hi rise projects. Obviously, that wasn't the case 100
years ago. Any suggestions on good sources of pics >from that era that
might have been compiled identifying the streets and such. Obviously
lots of pics of typical street scenes, but for curiosity sake
wondering if anything more precise is around. thanks
Jim Gutterman (Gutterman,Goodman,Landesman,Geller,Hershkovitz,Ochs)


Searching for SILVERMAN, Tirgu Neamt -> Chicago IL 1907 #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I wish to make contact with descendants of Harris and Mary Silberman that
came >from Romania to USA via Quebec and Liverpool in 1907.
I believe they are related to my SMOLENSKI Family that emigrated from
Romania to Manchester, England in 1886.
Their children were Saul,Rae and Pauline all born in Romania and later
settled in Chicago.
Saul married Lillian KURLONDSKY in 1915. They had at least two children
Bernice and Floyd
Rae married Simon PATNER in 1909 and had at least four children
Harry,Leonard,Sylvia and Erwin.
Pauline married Morris KLEIN in 1913 and had three children Harold,Melvin
and Gilda.
Jacque Coupland
Leeds, England
Researching SMOLENSKI (Roman, Romania), RENTZLER (Roman, Romania), KLEPPER /
CLEPER (Iasi, Romania) and
SHER (Siauliau, Lithuania).


Genealogical Success Story: Georgia HIRSCH Found! (TAUBE-EYBESCHUETZ) #general

roe kard
 

In the name of the TAUBE-EYBESCHUETZ-HIRSCH-HEGEDUS families I would
like to thank JewishGen and all the people who reached out to help in
our search for Georgia HIRSCH. We finally located her in Honduras and
she has joyously been reunited by phone with her two Survivor cousins
in Australia.

Through the months of searching, I found a tremendous amount of
information about Georgia?s father and other family members, but few
leads to her. The info I found was mainly from: Yahoo, Ancestry.com,
her High School, people knocking on doors in the neighborhood where
she had lived, SSDI, etc.

I put a question onto JewishGen, Latin American SIG, and GesherGalicia
SIG. I also sent a note to the 30 people researching the name
?EYBESCHUETZ? under the assumption that it is a unusual name. I had
quite a few responses. Following are those on the ?critical path.?

One person did a search under Google, rather than Yahoo, and found an
article that told us the name of the college >from which she had
graduated. >from this I learned that all servers are not alike: always
check Google. I then contacted her university and its alumni
association and put notes out to fellow alumni.

Another person told us that her 106-year old father used to play
Bridge with Georgia?s father and would be happy to speak with her
about her father.

Another person was very surprised to actually recognize a name
attached to a posting and told us about a school in Honduras with
which Georgia is affiliated. This person then contacted relatives and
friends in Honduras and they were the ones who found her. This teaches
me that if you post a request, always post it a few times, over time.
If the person who responded to this request had not read the postings
on that day, it would have taken still more work to find Georgia. On
the other side, if you recognize a name being searched for, PLEASE
read the posting.

I am very thankful to JewishGen and all who are a part of this
extended family.

Best regards,
karen ROEKARD
aka gitel chaye eta ROSENFELD ROKART


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for SILVERMAN, Tirgu Neamt -> Chicago IL 1907 #general

Howard Coupland <how.jacque@...>
 

I wish to make contact with descendants of Harris and Mary Silberman that
came >from Romania to USA via Quebec and Liverpool in 1907.
I believe they are related to my SMOLENSKI Family that emigrated from
Romania to Manchester, England in 1886.
Their children were Saul,Rae and Pauline all born in Romania and later
settled in Chicago.
Saul married Lillian KURLONDSKY in 1915. They had at least two children
Bernice and Floyd
Rae married Simon PATNER in 1909 and had at least four children
Harry,Leonard,Sylvia and Erwin.
Pauline married Morris KLEIN in 1913 and had three children Harold,Melvin
and Gilda.
Jacque Coupland
Leeds, England
Researching SMOLENSKI (Roman, Romania), RENTZLER (Roman, Romania), KLEPPER /
CLEPER (Iasi, Romania) and
SHER (Siauliau, Lithuania).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogical Success Story: Georgia HIRSCH Found! (TAUBE-EYBESCHUETZ) #general

roe kard
 

In the name of the TAUBE-EYBESCHUETZ-HIRSCH-HEGEDUS families I would
like to thank JewishGen and all the people who reached out to help in
our search for Georgia HIRSCH. We finally located her in Honduras and
she has joyously been reunited by phone with her two Survivor cousins
in Australia.

Through the months of searching, I found a tremendous amount of
information about Georgia?s father and other family members, but few
leads to her. The info I found was mainly from: Yahoo, Ancestry.com,
her High School, people knocking on doors in the neighborhood where
she had lived, SSDI, etc.

I put a question onto JewishGen, Latin American SIG, and GesherGalicia
SIG. I also sent a note to the 30 people researching the name
?EYBESCHUETZ? under the assumption that it is a unusual name. I had
quite a few responses. Following are those on the ?critical path.?

One person did a search under Google, rather than Yahoo, and found an
article that told us the name of the college >from which she had
graduated. >from this I learned that all servers are not alike: always
check Google. I then contacted her university and its alumni
association and put notes out to fellow alumni.

Another person told us that her 106-year old father used to play
Bridge with Georgia?s father and would be happy to speak with her
about her father.

Another person was very surprised to actually recognize a name
attached to a posting and told us about a school in Honduras with
which Georgia is affiliated. This person then contacted relatives and
friends in Honduras and they were the ones who found her. This teaches
me that if you post a request, always post it a few times, over time.
If the person who responded to this request had not read the postings
on that day, it would have taken still more work to find Georgia. On
the other side, if you recognize a name being searched for, PLEASE
read the posting.

I am very thankful to JewishGen and all who are a part of this
extended family.

Best regards,
karen ROEKARD
aka gitel chaye eta ROSENFELD ROKART


Naturalization of Step-Children in the US #general

Linda Mar <lindarosemar@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Joy Weaver wondered about the mechanics of naturalization of
step-children in the United States.

I had the same issue arise recently and found an article by Marian
Smith that authoritatively answers the question: see

"Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married . . ."
Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940
By Marian L. Smith

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1998/summer/women-and-naturalization-1.html

The short answer is that the marriage of a naturalized (or natural-born)
US citizen to an alien widow resulted in both her and her minor alien
children acquiring American citizenship automatically, during the period
shown above.

However, per Marian, some of those children still went through the usual
naturalization process themselves on attaining adulthood because it was
much easier to prove their US citizenship that way.

Otherwise, I suppose that such a step-child would have had to produce at
least three documents to prove American citizenship: a birth certificate
showing the mother's name as well as the step-child's name; the mother's
marriage certificate to the step-father; and the step-father's
naturalization certificate. (Possibly the birth father's death certificate
too, and maybe the birth parents' marriage cert?) Some of these documents
might not have been generated or available, some might not have been in
English. Even assuming that they were available and in English, there
could still be proof problems. Given the plethora of names, name
variations and outright name changes that we see on our relatives'
documents, convincing anyone that eg, Jane nee Kirick on one of these
certificates = Jennie nee Chirurg on another, and that Simon = Sam, I can
well believe that many step-children would choose to go through the
naturalization process themselves once they reached adulthood. Then they
could just wave one document to prove citizenship, a naturalization
certificate bearing their current "American" names.

But even in the case cited above, I have found no indication to date that
my relative born in 1902, Sam Taub (originally Simon Levy), went through
the naturalization process himself. His mother claimed American
citizenship for herself and her son as documented in the 1910 and later
censuses. This had to be by virtue of her marriage to Mr. Taub ca 1905
although he had naturalized in the 1890s, well before his marriage to
Sam's mother

In the case of Joy's relative, I would doubt that he went through the
process himself since he stated on a passport application that he was
naturalized by virtue of his step-father's citizenship. Assuming he
received the passport, that is.

Linda Rose Mar
Sunnyvale, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization of Step-Children in the US #general

Linda Mar <lindarosemar@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Joy Weaver wondered about the mechanics of naturalization of
step-children in the United States.

I had the same issue arise recently and found an article by Marian
Smith that authoritatively answers the question: see

"Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married . . ."
Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940
By Marian L. Smith

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1998/summer/women-and-naturalization-1.html

The short answer is that the marriage of a naturalized (or natural-born)
US citizen to an alien widow resulted in both her and her minor alien
children acquiring American citizenship automatically, during the period
shown above.

However, per Marian, some of those children still went through the usual
naturalization process themselves on attaining adulthood because it was
much easier to prove their US citizenship that way.

Otherwise, I suppose that such a step-child would have had to produce at
least three documents to prove American citizenship: a birth certificate
showing the mother's name as well as the step-child's name; the mother's
marriage certificate to the step-father; and the step-father's
naturalization certificate. (Possibly the birth father's death certificate
too, and maybe the birth parents' marriage cert?) Some of these documents
might not have been generated or available, some might not have been in
English. Even assuming that they were available and in English, there
could still be proof problems. Given the plethora of names, name
variations and outright name changes that we see on our relatives'
documents, convincing anyone that eg, Jane nee Kirick on one of these
certificates = Jennie nee Chirurg on another, and that Simon = Sam, I can
well believe that many step-children would choose to go through the
naturalization process themselves once they reached adulthood. Then they
could just wave one document to prove citizenship, a naturalization
certificate bearing their current "American" names.

But even in the case cited above, I have found no indication to date that
my relative born in 1902, Sam Taub (originally Simon Levy), went through
the naturalization process himself. His mother claimed American
citizenship for herself and her son as documented in the 1910 and later
censuses. This had to be by virtue of her marriage to Mr. Taub ca 1905
although he had naturalized in the 1890s, well before his marriage to
Sam's mother

In the case of Joy's relative, I would doubt that he went through the
process himself since he stated on a passport application that he was
naturalized by virtue of his step-father's citizenship. Assuming he
received the passport, that is.

Linda Rose Mar
Sunnyvale, California


Re: ZASLAVSKY in Justingrad #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bill Saslow wrote

My Great Great Great Grandfather Moishe ZASLAVSKY lived in Justingrad
Russia around 1827-1920. I know his son, Beril, was involved with
making wooden barrels. Does anyone have any information on the
Zaslavskys of Justingrad or any photos of what the town looked like?
For a town wiped >from the map, do records exist?
Bill,

Justingrad is one of a few Jewish towns that have actually physically ceased
to exist.

In 1825 tsar Nicholas I has issued decree of the expulsion of Jews not
involved in the agricultural activities >from all villages where majority of
the residents were famers.
As a results, Jews expelled >from the village Sokolovka, have established
shtetl on the other side of the lake, and place for named after Polish
landowner's wife Justyna, who sold the land for the settlement. Many Jewish
residents have immigrated to the States and Palestine at the beginning of
20th century.
In August 1918 1/5 of town's population have been killed during the pogrom.
Immigration >from Justingrad to the States continue after WWI

During German occupation on July 27, 1941 all population of Justingrad has
been killed, and since this time this Jewish town was never rebuild.

Refrences:

1. Ellis Island database: shows at least 179 entries for Jewish people >from
Justingrad (Yustingrad) arriving during the periods of 1904 to 1914 and >from
1921 to1922
2. Sokolievka/Justingrad : A Century of Struggle and Suffering in a
Ukrainian Shtetl, as recounted by Survivors to its Scattered Descendants. By
Leo Miller; Diana F Miller Publisher: New York : Loewenthal Press, 1983.
ISBN 0-914382-02-0
3. The B'nai Khaim in America: A Study of Cultural Change in a Jewish Group.
By Joseph Gillman Publisher: Dorrance,1969. ISBN 0-8059-1315-7

Alexander Sharon,
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ZASLAVSKY in Justingrad #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Bill Saslow wrote

My Great Great Great Grandfather Moishe ZASLAVSKY lived in Justingrad
Russia around 1827-1920. I know his son, Beril, was involved with
making wooden barrels. Does anyone have any information on the
Zaslavskys of Justingrad or any photos of what the town looked like?
For a town wiped >from the map, do records exist?
Bill,

Justingrad is one of a few Jewish towns that have actually physically ceased
to exist.

In 1825 tsar Nicholas I has issued decree of the expulsion of Jews not
involved in the agricultural activities >from all villages where majority of
the residents were famers.
As a results, Jews expelled >from the village Sokolovka, have established
shtetl on the other side of the lake, and place for named after Polish
landowner's wife Justyna, who sold the land for the settlement. Many Jewish
residents have immigrated to the States and Palestine at the beginning of
20th century.
In August 1918 1/5 of town's population have been killed during the pogrom.
Immigration >from Justingrad to the States continue after WWI

During German occupation on July 27, 1941 all population of Justingrad has
been killed, and since this time this Jewish town was never rebuild.

Refrences:

1. Ellis Island database: shows at least 179 entries for Jewish people >from
Justingrad (Yustingrad) arriving during the periods of 1904 to 1914 and >from
1921 to1922
2. Sokolievka/Justingrad : A Century of Struggle and Suffering in a
Ukrainian Shtetl, as recounted by Survivors to its Scattered Descendants. By
Leo Miller; Diana F Miller Publisher: New York : Loewenthal Press, 1983.
ISBN 0-914382-02-0
3. The B'nai Khaim in America: A Study of Cultural Change in a Jewish Group.
By Joseph Gillman Publisher: Dorrance,1969. ISBN 0-8059-1315-7

Alexander Sharon,
Calgary, Ab


Re: Wigs/Sheitels #general

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
 

My great grandmother came to the US in 1902. She wore a sheitel
outside the house and a tichel/light scarf in the house.( I still have
the tichel). In spite of what I assume was great pressure to conform
to the process of Americanization, she never changed what she had been
brought up to think was right.

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
Brooklyn, NY

RESEARCHING: REICHER/Strzyzow, Mosciska; FRIEDBERG, BELKIN/Grodno,
Marinovka, New York; ROSENBERG/Minsk, Vilkaviskis; GOTTFRIED, GOTFRID,
GODFRIED, GOTFRIED/Vilkaviskis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Wigs/Sheitels #general

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
 

My great grandmother came to the US in 1902. She wore a sheitel
outside the house and a tichel/light scarf in the house.( I still have
the tichel). In spite of what I assume was great pressure to conform
to the process of Americanization, she never changed what she had been
brought up to think was right.

Nurit Kraus-Friedberg
Brooklyn, NY

RESEARCHING: REICHER/Strzyzow, Mosciska; FRIEDBERG, BELKIN/Grodno,
Marinovka, New York; ROSENBERG/Minsk, Vilkaviskis; GOTTFRIED, GOTFRID,
GODFRIED, GOTFRIED/Vilkaviskis


Rav Shmuel Zanvil KLEPFISZ -Warsaw #rabbinic

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

Hello:

I need help with regards to the family, ancestors, of
Rav Shmuel Zanvil KLEPFISZ of Warsaw.

The only information I currently have about his father is:

1) Name: Rav Yaakov Zeev
2) Lived in Nimirov (I think in Belarus - near Bielsk)
before moving to Warsaw.
3) Wrote the following books (have not been able to locate any of them)

** Zayit Ra'anan
** Margaliyot Hatorah
** Milo Ha'omer
** Meshivat Nefesh

Thank you,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Shmuel Zanvil KLEPFISZ -Warsaw #rabbinic

hotdog <hotdog@...>
 

Hello:

I need help with regards to the family, ancestors, of
Rav Shmuel Zanvil KLEPFISZ of Warsaw.

The only information I currently have about his father is:

1) Name: Rav Yaakov Zeev
2) Lived in Nimirov (I think in Belarus - near Bielsk)
before moving to Warsaw.
3) Wrote the following books (have not been able to locate any of them)

** Zayit Ra'anan
** Margaliyot Hatorah
** Milo Ha'omer
** Meshivat Nefesh

Thank you,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel


Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Mitch Hollander <mitch00@...>
 

Another approach is a Google search for the address in question. This
1905 New York Times article:
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=2&res=9D0DE6DF133BE733A25757
C2A9679D946497D6CF
(http://tinyurl.com/ylyu98m) provides the information that 217
Forsyth was a "seven-story tenement" (see subhead "Downtown Tenement
Dealings").

I suppose it may have been a shtibl, but perhaps the address given was
just the rabbi's residence?

Regards,
Mitch Hollander


Births records. Rezekne 1896 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: The births records of Rezekne. 1896
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

The translation is done.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/birthsrezekneninetysix.html

Regards

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Mitch Hollander <mitch00@...>
 

Another approach is a Google search for the address in question. This
1905 New York Times article:
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=2&res=9D0DE6DF133BE733A25757
C2A9679D946497D6CF
(http://tinyurl.com/ylyu98m) provides the information that 217
Forsyth was a "seven-story tenement" (see subhead "Downtown Tenement
Dealings").

I suppose it may have been a shtibl, but perhaps the address given was
just the rabbi's residence?

Regards,
Mitch Hollander


Latvia SIG #Latvia Births records. Rezekne 1896 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: The births records of Rezekne. 1896
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr

The translation is done.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/birthsrezekneninetysix.html

Regards

Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


Re: Please Introduce Yourself to GerSIG #germany

eggert@...
 

Please, next time you write do NOT use umlaut.

LÖWENSTEIN = nicht richtig

bitte schriben sie: (zum beispeil) LOEWENSTEIN / LOWENSTEIN (O umlaut)


Hallo,=20
here is my answwer.=20
I send the very long email - Our Personal Welcome and INTRO to GerSIG=20
include my questions.=20
I Send to 'GerSig@lyris.jewishgen.org' at time Sa 28.11.2009 12:48 .=20

Thanks for your help=20

Krafft-Aretin EGGERT =20

-----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
Von: jplowens@gmail.com [mailto:jplowens@gmail.com] Im Auftrag von =
German
Jewish Genealogy [GerSIG] Coordinator
Gesendet: Sonntag, 29. November 2009 19:52
An: eggert
Betreff: Please Introduce Yourself to GerSIG

Greetings to our newest GerSIG ( German Jewish Genealogy Special

Interest Group ) subscribers.

When you confirmed your GerSIG membership the automatic email system =
sent
you a very long email - Our Personal Welcome and INTRO to GerSIG.

That email is full of information and suggestions about how GerSIG can =
help
you and how you can help yourselves with your German Jewish family =
history
questions.


The Welcome email includes a *** model message *** that you can =
use
to test our email list system and INTRODUCE YOURCELF to your 1600
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German SIG #Germany AW: Please Introduce Yourself to GerSIG #germany

eggert@...
 

Please, next time you write do NOT use umlaut.

LÖWENSTEIN = nicht richtig

bitte schriben sie: (zum beispeil) LOEWENSTEIN / LOWENSTEIN (O umlaut)


Hallo,=20
here is my answwer.=20
I send the very long email - Our Personal Welcome and INTRO to GerSIG=20
include my questions.=20
I Send to 'GerSig@lyris.jewishgen.org' at time Sa 28.11.2009 12:48 .=20

Thanks for your help=20

Krafft-Aretin EGGERT =20

-----Urspr=FCngliche Nachricht-----
Von: jplowens@gmail.com [mailto:jplowens@gmail.com] Im Auftrag von =
German
Jewish Genealogy [GerSIG] Coordinator
Gesendet: Sonntag, 29. November 2009 19:52
An: eggert
Betreff: Please Introduce Yourself to GerSIG

Greetings to our newest GerSIG ( German Jewish Genealogy Special

Interest Group ) subscribers.

When you confirmed your GerSIG membership the automatic email system =
sent
you a very long email - Our Personal Welcome and INTRO to GerSIG.

That email is full of information and suggestions about how GerSIG can =
help
you and how you can help yourselves with your German Jewish family =
history
questions.


The Welcome email includes a *** model message *** that you can =
use
to test our email list system and INTRODUCE YOURCELF to your 1600
fellow GerSIG members.



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GerSIG list soon. ******


P L E A S E take the time to read the long GerSIG Welcome message
and save it for reference later. It can be of great help to you and =
save
you much time and effort.



Welcome to GerSIG. Please send your "INTRO" email to
Gersig@lyris.jewishgen.org very soon.


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