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Re: Birth dates #lithuania

Tessa Rajak <tessa.rajak@...>
 

In addition to the reasons already mentioned for incorrect birthdate
records and wrong birthdays, there is another one to take into account.
Among religious or traditional Jews of those years (I can't speak for
nowadays), a sense is well attested that marking and celebrating
birthdays is simply 'not a Jewish custom'. Interestingly, this marker of
difference seems to have come down through the millennia, since a
birthday was originally the day associated with a person's 'genius' or
life spirit in ancient Roman paganism, so that the festival of the
paterfamilias's genius was central to the household cult.

Tessa Rajak
London


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Birth dates #lithuania

Tessa Rajak <tessa.rajak@...>
 

In addition to the reasons already mentioned for incorrect birthdate
records and wrong birthdays, there is another one to take into account.
Among religious or traditional Jews of those years (I can't speak for
nowadays), a sense is well attested that marking and celebrating
birthdays is simply 'not a Jewish custom'. Interestingly, this marker of
difference seems to have come down through the millennia, since a
birthday was originally the day associated with a person's 'genius' or
life spirit in ancient Roman paganism, so that the festival of the
paterfamilias's genius was central to the household cult.

Tessa Rajak
London


letters and telegrams in 1922 #lithuania

Tamar Dothan <dothan-t@...>
 

Hello, Does anyone have any idea how long did it take for a letter
to get >from Lithuania to the U.S.A around 1922? And how common was the
use of telegrams between the two? A great uncle of my mother died that
year in Lithuania. Three weeks later his brother died in the U.S.A. I
wonder if he died upon receiving a letter telling him about his brother's
death.

Thanks, Tamar Dothan
Jerusalem


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania letters and telegrams in 1922 #lithuania

Tamar Dothan <dothan-t@...>
 

Hello, Does anyone have any idea how long did it take for a letter
to get >from Lithuania to the U.S.A around 1922? And how common was the
use of telegrams between the two? A great uncle of my mother died that
year in Lithuania. Three weeks later his brother died in the U.S.A. I
wonder if he died upon receiving a letter telling him about his brother's
death.

Thanks, Tamar Dothan
Jerusalem


New Kaunas Material ! #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

We at the Kaunas District Research Group have just added 2 new files to our
site http://kaunas.shutterfly.com

1] 1879 Kaunas Draft Lists

Information about the 1879 Draft Lists were recently posted on this
Discussion Group by Bill Yoffee, Panevezys District Research Coordinator

2] 1874 -1878 Kaunas Draft Lists

Draft Lists for Kaunas exist for the years 1875-1916. The Kaunas District
Research Group has now translated 14 of these lists. The latest received is
for the year 1878 and includes 1145 lines of data.

There are at least 22 more available which have not yet been translated.
The lists include not only the draftee but also other family members and
often reveal the place of a family registration. The years 1889, 1891 and
1892 will be translated next.

Contributions directed to the Kaunas District may be made by credit card to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute or by check mailed to the address given on
that site. Recent modifications of the contribution rules are applicable.

3] As well, I have added links to 1965 onwards Kaunas Death Records so very
kindly provided by Barry Mann.

Wishing you all successful researching,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group
salinger@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Kaunas Material ! #lithuania

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Researchers,

We at the Kaunas District Research Group have just added 2 new files to our
site http://kaunas.shutterfly.com

1] 1879 Kaunas Draft Lists

Information about the 1879 Draft Lists were recently posted on this
Discussion Group by Bill Yoffee, Panevezys District Research Coordinator

2] 1874 -1878 Kaunas Draft Lists

Draft Lists for Kaunas exist for the years 1875-1916. The Kaunas District
Research Group has now translated 14 of these lists. The latest received is
for the year 1878 and includes 1145 lines of data.

There are at least 22 more available which have not yet been translated.
The lists include not only the draftee but also other family members and
often reveal the place of a family registration. The years 1889, 1891 and
1892 will be translated next.

Contributions directed to the Kaunas District may be made by credit card to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute or by check mailed to the address given on
that site. Recent modifications of the contribution rules are applicable.

3] As well, I have added links to 1965 onwards Kaunas Death Records so very
kindly provided by Barry Mann.

Wishing you all successful researching,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Kaunas District Research Group
salinger@...


VM Language correction! Polish not Yiddish!` #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear all,

I made an error when I posted these files >from the Yiddish Actor's Union
regarding my grandfather Herman FISZER. They are in Polish, not Yiddish.
If you are able to translate for me that would be wonderful!

The direct links to these files are the following:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21371

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21372

Thank you so much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Bendorf), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM Language correction! Polish not Yiddish!` #general

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear all,

I made an error when I posted these files >from the Yiddish Actor's Union
regarding my grandfather Herman FISZER. They are in Polish, not Yiddish.
If you are able to translate for me that would be wonderful!

The direct links to these files are the following:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21371

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21372

Thank you so much.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
California, USA
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER,
KOKOTEK, HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN
(Obertyn, Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Bendorf), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany,
Pittsburgh, PA), NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany,
Baltimore, MD), BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH,
ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS, RABINOWITZ


Jewish soldiers during WW2 #general

Gene Sierras <phox4@...>
 

In regard to the paragraph "Jewish Soldiers During WWII" I recommend those
who are interested in the matter of Jews serving the USA in WWII to read
Patrick K. O'Donnell's book: "They Dared Return: the untold history of
Jewish spies behind the line in Nazi Germany". Although it is essentially
a history of service with the OSS, the author covers stories of men and
women who served with the British as well. There are also several
examples of the bravery and dedication of Jewish soldiers in the regular
armed forces. Much of the source material in the book came >from
recently declassified documents which only bacame available decades
after the war ended due to their sensitivity of classified material.


Gene Sierras

snip..After reading message #9, Soldier in U.S. Army in the European theater
of World War II, on the 1/26/12 JewishGen digest, I thought that the
group might be interested in the following articles:
snip..


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish soldiers during WW2 #general

Gene Sierras <phox4@...>
 

In regard to the paragraph "Jewish Soldiers During WWII" I recommend those
who are interested in the matter of Jews serving the USA in WWII to read
Patrick K. O'Donnell's book: "They Dared Return: the untold history of
Jewish spies behind the line in Nazi Germany". Although it is essentially
a history of service with the OSS, the author covers stories of men and
women who served with the British as well. There are also several
examples of the bravery and dedication of Jewish soldiers in the regular
armed forces. Much of the source material in the book came >from
recently declassified documents which only bacame available decades
after the war ended due to their sensitivity of classified material.


Gene Sierras

snip..After reading message #9, Soldier in U.S. Army in the European theater
of World War II, on the 1/26/12 JewishGen digest, I thought that the
group might be interested in the following articles:
snip..


Re: Benjamin Winter (Con't) #general

Ron Arons
 

An article in the NY Times dated June 17, 1944 (the day after he died),
indicates that his wife's name was Beatrice Ohsner (Oshner?). A simple
check of records on JewishGen shows several individuals with the
surnames Aschner or Oszner living in the Lodz ghetto.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Benjamin Winter (Con't) #general

Ron Arons
 

An article in the NY Times dated June 17, 1944 (the day after he died),
indicates that his wife's name was Beatrice Ohsner (Oshner?). A simple
check of records on JewishGen shows several individuals with the
surnames Aschner or Oszner living in the Lodz ghetto.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA


Re: Benjamin Winter #general

Ron Arons
 

Naidia,

A very simple thing to do would be to look at old articles >from the NY
Times regarding (keywords) 'Benjamin Winter.' For example, I found one
article, "Benjamin Winter States Comeback: Real Estate Operator Who Lost
Millions of Dollars", dated Dec 11, 1932. The article states "He
(Benjamin) was born in Lodz, Poland in 1882. His father was a textile
factory owner at a time when America had become the true land of
opportunity. At the age of 19 (in 1901) he came to New York..."

Another article >from 1926 shows Benjamin was the owner of the Temple
Emanuel building located at 5th Avenue and 43rd Street (prime territory
today!). Yet another article indicates that Benjamin's real estate
fortune was estimated to be worth $40M at some point in time, but he
filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court on in 1937 (the year of the
article), listing liabilities of $8.5M.

There are plenty of other articles about Benjamin and his company.

Good luck.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

I'm interested in learning about the father of a possible distant relative
of mine, Benjamin Winter,
snip...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Benjamin Winter #general

Ron Arons
 

Naidia,

A very simple thing to do would be to look at old articles >from the NY
Times regarding (keywords) 'Benjamin Winter.' For example, I found one
article, "Benjamin Winter States Comeback: Real Estate Operator Who Lost
Millions of Dollars", dated Dec 11, 1932. The article states "He
(Benjamin) was born in Lodz, Poland in 1882. His father was a textile
factory owner at a time when America had become the true land of
opportunity. At the age of 19 (in 1901) he came to New York..."

Another article >from 1926 shows Benjamin was the owner of the Temple
Emanuel building located at 5th Avenue and 43rd Street (prime territory
today!). Yet another article indicates that Benjamin's real estate
fortune was estimated to be worth $40M at some point in time, but he
filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court on in 1937 (the year of the
article), listing liabilities of $8.5M.

There are plenty of other articles about Benjamin and his company.

Good luck.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA

I'm interested in learning about the father of a possible distant relative
of mine, Benjamin Winter,
snip...


Re: SSDI database #general

Thomas Lerman
 

Personally, I find it useful for several reasons including:
1) One can get a clue of where and about when the social security number
was issued based upon the number.

2) I have found other records based upon the social security number.

3) I usually try to refer to my research as family history rather than
genealogy as I try to gather every little scrap of clue that I can instead
of just names, dates, and places.

You are right about identity theft being rampant. However, the studies that
I have seen is that only an extremely small portion of them occurs
from the SSN being used >from death records. This is small since it is so
easy to determine whether the SSN is valid and personal is living.
I believe this is the reason the SSDI was originally made available. If the
studies are true, then the companies that take the SSN as valid are not
doing their full due diligence in my opinion.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

Judith Elam <elamj@...> wrote:
Why is it so important to include the actual SS# with the record?
snip...........


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SSDI database #general

Thomas Lerman
 

Personally, I find it useful for several reasons including:
1) One can get a clue of where and about when the social security number
was issued based upon the number.

2) I have found other records based upon the social security number.

3) I usually try to refer to my research as family history rather than
genealogy as I try to gather every little scrap of clue that I can instead
of just names, dates, and places.

You are right about identity theft being rampant. However, the studies that
I have seen is that only an extremely small portion of them occurs
from the SSN being used >from death records. This is small since it is so
easy to determine whether the SSN is valid and personal is living.
I believe this is the reason the SSDI was originally made available. If the
studies are true, then the companies that take the SSN as valid are not
doing their full due diligence in my opinion.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

Judith Elam <elamj@...> wrote:
Why is it so important to include the actual SS# with the record?
snip...........


Re: 1915 New York City Census - Manhattan #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

"Liz Miller" <lizdmiller@...> wrote
If anyone is going to the New York City Public Library, I would
appreciate some help. I am looking for the 1915 census for
161 Madison Street, Manhattan.
If you ever make it down to Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Family History
Center has all of the New York Census films in its permanent collection.

(In general, to see if a film is stocked at LAFHL, you can search their
database by film number at:
http://www.lafhl.org/microsearch.html )

Alternatively, for a small handling fee ($5 or more, depending on the length
of the loan) you can have a copy of the film sent to your local Family
History Library. See
https://www.familysearch.org/films/ for details.

Steve Morse has indexed the New York census films at his One Step website:
http://www.stephenmorse.org/nyc/nyc.php
The film that covers the address that you are interested in is #523275.

Regards,

David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1915 New York City Census - Manhattan #general

David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

"Liz Miller" <lizdmiller@...> wrote
If anyone is going to the New York City Public Library, I would
appreciate some help. I am looking for the 1915 census for
161 Madison Street, Manhattan.
If you ever make it down to Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Family History
Center has all of the New York Census films in its permanent collection.

(In general, to see if a film is stocked at LAFHL, you can search their
database by film number at:
http://www.lafhl.org/microsearch.html )

Alternatively, for a small handling fee ($5 or more, depending on the length
of the loan) you can have a copy of the film sent to your local Family
History Library. See
https://www.familysearch.org/films/ for details.

Steve Morse has indexed the New York census films at his One Step website:
http://www.stephenmorse.org/nyc/nyc.php
The film that covers the address that you are interested in is #523275.

Regards,

David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SCHACHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


1940 US Federal Census #general

Thomas Lerman
 

As the discussions have been going around, the 1940 census will be released
in two months (02 April 2012). Many tools exists to help find records
based upon the address. It would appear that the first one with a full
searchable index would be FamilySearch. As always with FamilySearch,
it will be free in perpetuity. You may read about it at:

https://familysearch.org/1940census

It is very much worth the read. I learned that they will START publising
the census on the very day it is release >from NARA.

I do not work for FamilySearch, but share interest in the research
like you all.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 US Federal Census #general

Thomas Lerman
 

As the discussions have been going around, the 1940 census will be released
in two months (02 April 2012). Many tools exists to help find records
based upon the address. It would appear that the first one with a full
searchable index would be FamilySearch. As always with FamilySearch,
it will be free in perpetuity. You may read about it at:

https://familysearch.org/1940census

It is very much worth the read. I learned that they will START publising
the census on the very day it is release >from NARA.

I do not work for FamilySearch, but share interest in the research
like you all.

Thomas Lerman
Western USA

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