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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine clarification #ukraine

msleag@...
 

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to clarify an important subject related to our announcement of
yesterday -

The announcement related to the new database uploaded at IGS web site
"Surname change transcribes in the Gov. Publication Yalkut Hapirsumin "
which helps researchers follow name change in Israel between 1948-1979,
searchable at http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/247/8233.asp

Don't confuse between this Hebrew database and the database called
"Surname change during the British Mandate 1921-1948" published at the
Palestine Gazette , which was prepared by IGS for the 2004 international
convention in J-M , and is searchable in English only.

I would like to state that the new database [Yalkut Hapirsumim] was enabled
to all of us via IGS website, thanks to the decisiveness and willpower of
our member Amnon Atzmon, Chairperson of Ra'anana chapter and in charge of
PR. It is searchable at the moment in Hebrew only.

Chag Sameach
Lea Haber Gedalia,IGS Chairperson
Israel


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sorkin Family in Fruenz #ukraine

settlinger@...
 

We are in possession of a number of letters >from various Sorkin family
members to Joseph Sorkin who emigrated >from Ukraine to Lincoln, Nebraska in
1923 and earned a degree in Engineering at the University of Nebraska. The
letters contain the following names which we are trying to put together and
connect. Most of the names come >from a group of family members who
apparently lived in Kyrgastan in 1913 and again in the 1940's. The family
home was in Snvosk (Shchors, Chernigov, Ukraine). So far, we have gleaned
the following names >from the letters: Iosef Tsivlin; Olga Sorkin Polotay
(Polotaj) Mihail Grigor'evich Polotaj, Nina Polotaj; Bronya Sorkin
Kardonsky, Vera Kardonsky, Eugenia Kardonsky; David and Sonya Sorkin; Manya
Sorkin; Michael Pizken and son Valerik, Pizken; a family whose Surname is
unknown, Meer (Meyer) and Shifra with a son Uze and another son Misha;
Solomonchik; Lazarus Lukantsevera was killed but his wife and children are
with this family; Lyda (or Liza) and Eugene Drucker; Abram Rusanov; Unknown
Norinsky lived in Snovsk and was killed in the mid 1930's. Manya's husband
returned >from Karkov after 4 years in the army and was discharged in 1945.
If anyone recognizes any of the names in this group or any information about
life in Frunze, Kirgizstan, SSR or the address Pervomayskaya Street please
email settlinger@...

Sondra S. Ettlinger


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Norinsky Family #ukraine

settlinger@...
 

Raisa A. Narikskaia married Simeon Sorkin before 1898 in Chernigov, Ukraine.
Their children were Joseph, Barbara, Maria, David, Olga, and Ester. The
family moved back and forth between Snovsk and Kyrgastan >from 1913 to 1945
(we have letters). Joseph Sorkin immigrated to the U.S. Raisa had a
brother (Unknown) Narinsky who was killed in Snovsk around 1936. Raisa
probably had other siblings, but we have not yet identified them. As far as
we know, Joseph was the only family member to immigrate to the U.S. but
other family members stayed in Russia and survived the war. Other family
names we have identified are Iosef and Ester Tsivlin, Barbara, Vera, Eugenia
and Zyama Kardonsky, Olga, Nina and Mihail Grigor'evich Polotaj (Polotay).
I searched jewishgen for the name Norinsky, and sent this message to
everyone who is currently researching the name. However, someone else may
recognize one of these names. If so, please contact me at
settlinger@...


Sondra Ettlinger

Moderator's Note: Please sign all posts with your full name and city and country.


Sorkin Family in Fruenz #ukraine

settlinger@...
 

We are in possession of a number of letters >from various Sorkin family
members to Joseph Sorkin who emigrated >from Ukraine to Lincoln, Nebraska in
1923 and earned a degree in Engineering at the University of Nebraska. The
letters contain the following names which we are trying to put together and
connect. Most of the names come >from a group of family members who
apparently lived in Kyrgastan in 1913 and again in the 1940's. The family
home was in Snvosk (Shchors, Chernigov, Ukraine). So far, we have gleaned
the following names >from the letters: Iosef Tsivlin; Olga Sorkin Polotay
(Polotaj) Mihail Grigor'evich Polotaj, Nina Polotaj; Bronya Sorkin
Kardonsky, Vera Kardonsky, Eugenia Kardonsky; David and Sonya Sorkin; Manya
Sorkin; Michael Pizken and son Valerik, Pizken; a family whose Surname is
unknown, Meer (Meyer) and Shifra with a son Uze and another son Misha;
Solomonchik; Lazarus Lukantsevera was killed but his wife and children are
with this family; Lyda (or Liza) and Eugene Drucker; Abram Rusanov; Unknown
Norinsky lived in Snovsk and was killed in the mid 1930's. Manya's husband
returned >from Karkov after 4 years in the army and was discharged in 1945.
If anyone recognizes any of the names in this group or any information about
life in Frunze, Kirgizstan, SSR or the address Pervomayskaya Street please
email settlinger@...

Sondra S. Ettlinger


Norinsky Family #ukraine

settlinger@...
 

Raisa A. Narikskaia married Simeon Sorkin before 1898 in Chernigov, Ukraine.
Their children were Joseph, Barbara, Maria, David, Olga, and Ester. The
family moved back and forth between Snovsk and Kyrgastan >from 1913 to 1945
(we have letters). Joseph Sorkin immigrated to the U.S. Raisa had a
brother (Unknown) Narinsky who was killed in Snovsk around 1936. Raisa
probably had other siblings, but we have not yet identified them. As far as
we know, Joseph was the only family member to immigrate to the U.S. but
other family members stayed in Russia and survived the war. Other family
names we have identified are Iosef and Ester Tsivlin, Barbara, Vera, Eugenia
and Zyama Kardonsky, Olga, Nina and Mihail Grigor'evich Polotaj (Polotay).
I searched jewishgen for the name Norinsky, and sent this message to
everyone who is currently researching the name. However, someone else may
recognize one of these names. If so, please contact me at
settlinger@...


Sondra Ettlinger

Moderator's Note: Please sign all posts with your full name and city and country.


clarification #ukraine

msleag@...
 

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to clarify an important subject related to our announcement of
yesterday -

The announcement related to the new database uploaded at IGS web site
"Surname change transcribes in the Gov. Publication Yalkut Hapirsumin "
which helps researchers follow name change in Israel between 1948-1979,
searchable at http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/247/8233.asp

Don't confuse between this Hebrew database and the database called
"Surname change during the British Mandate 1921-1948" published at the
Palestine Gazette , which was prepared by IGS for the 2004 international
convention in J-M , and is searchable in English only.

I would like to state that the new database [Yalkut Hapirsumim] was enabled
to all of us via IGS website, thanks to the decisiveness and willpower of
our member Amnon Atzmon, Chairperson of Ra'anana chapter and in charge of
PR. It is searchable at the moment in Hebrew only.

Chag Sameach
Lea Haber Gedalia,IGS Chairperson
Israel


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Looking for GRITZHANDLER #warsaw #poland

imscharf@...
 

Looking for Gritzhandlers in Warsaw. Morris (to US early 1900s). Heard had candy
store. Anyone with information contact me. Thanks!

Irene Scharf
Imscharf@...


Looking for GRITZHANDLER #warsaw #poland

imscharf@...
 

Looking for Gritzhandlers in Warsaw. Morris (to US early 1900s). Heard had candy
store. Anyone with information contact me. Thanks!

Irene Scharf
Imscharf@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Advice related to places to find Warsaw Records #warsaw #poland

Logan Kleinwaks
 

Leslie Mikkelson asked, "Where is the best collection of Warsaw City
Directories for the 1800's. I'd like to trace the addresses,
occupations, and co-habitants of my family through that period."

Warsaw directories >from 1807/1808, 1821, 1826, 1852, 1863, 1869, and
1870 are searchable through my site genealogyindexer.org, along with
20th century directories and even one >from the 18th century. Below
the search box, there is a dropdown menu that defaults to "Any Place,"
which you can change to "Warsaw" to search only the directories with
geographic scope of Warsaw. Note, however, that many directories with
geographic scope larger than Warsaw will be excluded >from the search
if you do this, because I have not manually identified their
Warsaw-specific sections -- and, in some case, they are not organized
by place, making this impossible. Unless you are searching for a very
common surname, my advice is to search all directories (use the "Any
Place" option). Regardless of the geographic scope you search, you
can restrict the date by appending {1800-1899} to your search, if you
are only interested in the 19th century, for example.

All search results link to scans of the original directories, usually
hosted by other websites. To view the images, you will need to
install once a (free) .DjVu plugin for your web browser (I recommend
installing from
http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/download.aspx?id=1).

Also, there are about 10 more 19th century Warsaw directories that I
have on my "to do" list to add to the search engine. Because of your
interest, I will prioritize them higher and should add them within the
week.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.
kleinwaks@...


Re: Advice related to places to find Warsaw Records #warsaw #poland

Logan Kleinwaks
 

Leslie Mikkelson asked, "Where is the best collection of Warsaw City
Directories for the 1800's. I'd like to trace the addresses,
occupations, and co-habitants of my family through that period."

Warsaw directories >from 1807/1808, 1821, 1826, 1852, 1863, 1869, and
1870 are searchable through my site genealogyindexer.org, along with
20th century directories and even one >from the 18th century. Below
the search box, there is a dropdown menu that defaults to "Any Place,"
which you can change to "Warsaw" to search only the directories with
geographic scope of Warsaw. Note, however, that many directories with
geographic scope larger than Warsaw will be excluded >from the search
if you do this, because I have not manually identified their
Warsaw-specific sections -- and, in some case, they are not organized
by place, making this impossible. Unless you are searching for a very
common surname, my advice is to search all directories (use the "Any
Place" option). Regardless of the geographic scope you search, you
can restrict the date by appending {1800-1899} to your search, if you
are only interested in the 19th century, for example.

All search results link to scans of the original directories, usually
hosted by other websites. To view the images, you will need to
install once a (free) .DjVu plugin for your web browser (I recommend
installing from
http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/download.aspx?id=1).

Also, there are about 10 more 19th century Warsaw directories that I
have on my "to do" list to add to the search engine. Because of your
interest, I will prioritize them higher and should add them within the
week.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
near Washington, D.C.
kleinwaks@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland RE: Advice related to places to find Warsaw Records #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Leslie asks:

<1)Where would I be able to locate a copy of my grandmother's death
certificate? She died approximately 1934, in Warsaw, I have the street
address of her final residence. My father can communicate in Polish.>

It depends when your grandmother was born. If she was born prior to 1904
then the data may be on JRI-Poland. http://www.jri-poland.org If she was
born after 1905 but prior to 1912 then the record may be at the Polish State
Archives. After 1912, the records may be at the local records office.
However I personally have not had luck with records during and after World
War I. If you see the pictures of what Warsaw looked like immediately after
World War II, you will wonder how any documentation survived.

<2) Where is the best collection of Warsaw City Directories for the 1800's.
I'd like to trace the addresses, occupations, and co-habitants of my family
through that period.>

There are many Warszawa Directories and Homeowner lists available digitally
on-line.

The Warszawa Research Group has indexed the homeowners list for the 1852,
1864, 1869, 1870 and 1897 directories. Information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/poland/warszawahomeowners.htm

The homeowners list for the 1897 directory as well as full images for the
entire 1896 and 1897 are waiting to be put on-line by the Jewishgen
Management. I do not know when that will happen.

To view many of the digital lists you will need to have the DjVu Browser
Plug-in which is available free. Check out this site for downloading a
version. http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/download.aspx?id=3D1

Here is a listing of Warszawa Homeowners Lists and Directories.

1) Taryffa Domow Miasta Stolecznego Warszawy 1821
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00028

[Note: There are Jews listed but they either listed by their patronymic or
their given name]

2) Przewodnik Warszawski 1826 Source: Silesian Digital Library=20
http://www.sbc.katowice.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D8336

3) Taryffa Domow Miasta Warszawy i Praga [House Tariff for the Town of
Warszawa and Praga] 1852=20
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00033

Index searchable on JewishGen thru efforts of the Warszawa Research Group

4) Skorowidz mieszkancow miasta Warszawy z przedmiesciami na rok 1854
[Indexed and available by searching given name or address.]
http://www.przodkowie.com/warszawa/

5) Taryfa Domow Miasta Stolecznego Warszawy i Przedmiescia Pragi [House
Tariff for the Capital City of Warszawa and the Surburb of Praga] 1864
Not available digitally but the Homeowners list is searchable on JewishGen
thru efforts of the Warszawa Research Group

6) Przewodnik Warszawski informacyjno-adressowy [Guide of Warszawa and
Address Information] 1869. The entire directory can be found on-line at
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00029

The Homeowners list is searchable on JewishGen thru efforts of the Warszawa
Research Group.

7) Przewodnik Warszawski informacyjno-adressowy [Guide of Warszawa and
Address Information] 1870. The entire directory can be found on-line at
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00031
The Homeowners list is searchable on JewishGen thru efforts of the Warszawa
Research Group.

8) Adresy Warszawy 1908 Source: University of Warsaw Digital Library
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D7571

9) Adresy Warszawy 1909 Source: University of Warsaw Digital Library
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D7572

10) Adresy Warszawy 1913/1914 Source: University of Warsaw Digital Library
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D7570

11) Ksiaszka Informacyjno-Adresowa Cala Warszawa 1930 Source: Mazovian
Digital Library

http://mbc.cyfrowemazowsze.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D813

12) Spis abonentow warszawskiej sieci telefonow Polskiej Akcyjnej Spolki
Telefonicznej i rzadowej warsz. sieci okregowej 1938/1939 Source: US
Library of Congress
http://tinyurl.com/6zs78

I checked the links twice, I am hoping they will all work for you.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Re: Advice related to places to find Warsaw Records #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

Leslie asks:

<1)Where would I be able to locate a copy of my grandmother's death
certificate? She died approximately 1934, in Warsaw, I have the street
address of her final residence. My father can communicate in Polish.>

It depends when your grandmother was born. If she was born prior to 1904
then the data may be on JRI-Poland. http://www.jri-poland.org If she was
born after 1905 but prior to 1912 then the record may be at the Polish State
Archives. After 1912, the records may be at the local records office.
However I personally have not had luck with records during and after World
War I. If you see the pictures of what Warsaw looked like immediately after
World War II, you will wonder how any documentation survived.

<2) Where is the best collection of Warsaw City Directories for the 1800's.
I'd like to trace the addresses, occupations, and co-habitants of my family
through that period.>

There are many Warszawa Directories and Homeowner lists available digitally
on-line.

The Warszawa Research Group has indexed the homeowners list for the 1852,
1864, 1869, 1870 and 1897 directories. Information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/poland/warszawahomeowners.htm

The homeowners list for the 1897 directory as well as full images for the
entire 1896 and 1897 are waiting to be put on-line by the Jewishgen
Management. I do not know when that will happen.

To view many of the digital lists you will need to have the DjVu Browser
Plug-in which is available free. Check out this site for downloading a
version. http://www.caminova.net/en/downloads/download.aspx?id=3D1

Here is a listing of Warszawa Homeowners Lists and Directories.

1) Taryffa Domow Miasta Stolecznego Warszawy 1821
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00028

[Note: There are Jews listed but they either listed by their patronymic or
their given name]

2) Przewodnik Warszawski 1826 Source: Silesian Digital Library=20
http://www.sbc.katowice.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D8336

3) Taryffa Domow Miasta Warszawy i Praga [House Tariff for the Town of
Warszawa and Praga] 1852=20
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00033

Index searchable on JewishGen thru efforts of the Warszawa Research Group

4) Skorowidz mieszkancow miasta Warszawy z przedmiesciami na rok 1854
[Indexed and available by searching given name or address.]
http://www.przodkowie.com/warszawa/

5) Taryfa Domow Miasta Stolecznego Warszawy i Przedmiescia Pragi [House
Tariff for the Capital City of Warszawa and the Surburb of Praga] 1864
Not available digitally but the Homeowners list is searchable on JewishGen
thru efforts of the Warszawa Research Group

6) Przewodnik Warszawski informacyjno-adressowy [Guide of Warszawa and
Address Information] 1869. The entire directory can be found on-line at
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00029

The Homeowners list is searchable on JewishGen thru efforts of the Warszawa
Research Group.

7) Przewodnik Warszawski informacyjno-adressowy [Guide of Warszawa and
Address Information] 1870. The entire directory can be found on-line at
http://www.varsaviana.pl/czytelnia.php?numer=3D00031
The Homeowners list is searchable on JewishGen thru efforts of the Warszawa
Research Group.

8) Adresy Warszawy 1908 Source: University of Warsaw Digital Library
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D7571

9) Adresy Warszawy 1909 Source: University of Warsaw Digital Library
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D7572

10) Adresy Warszawy 1913/1914 Source: University of Warsaw Digital Library
http://ebuw.uw.edu.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D7570

11) Ksiaszka Informacyjno-Adresowa Cala Warszawa 1930 Source: Mazovian
Digital Library

http://mbc.cyfrowemazowsze.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=3D813

12) Spis abonentow warszawskiej sieci telefonow Polskiej Akcyjnej Spolki
Telefonicznej i rzadowej warsz. sieci okregowej 1938/1939 Source: US
Library of Congress
http://tinyurl.com/6zs78

I checked the links twice, I am hoping they will all work for you.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correction on ED Definition Used in Yesterday's Posting, Update on Archives.com Website With 1940 Census Images #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I apologize for my goof in yesterday's posting on the "Dedicated Website by
NY Public Library for Digitized 1940 NYC Telephone Directories."
I said ED was electoral district and I know it is enumeration district.

An update on performance status of the http://1940census.archives.gov/
website with the National Archives digitized 1940 census images
see:http://tinyurl.com/72cap99
http://www.archives.com/blog/us-census/simple-image-viewing-and-fast-download.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Correction on ED Definition Used in Yesterday's Posting, Update on Archives.com Website With 1940 Census Images #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I apologize for my goof in yesterday's posting on the "Dedicated Website by
NY Public Library for Digitized 1940 NYC Telephone Directories."
I said ED was electoral district and I know it is enumeration district.

An update on performance status of the http://1940census.archives.gov/
website with the National Archives digitized 1940 census images
see:http://tinyurl.com/72cap99
http://www.archives.com/blog/us-census/simple-image-viewing-and-fast-download.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen US Censuses: What Happened if Nobody Was Home? #general

Meron Lavie
 

from time to time, there is someone whom I am searching who is missing from
a US Federal Census (I usually search in the 1900-1930 range), despite my
being absolutely certain of his address. I was scratching my head about
that, when my non-genealogist girlfriend asked innocently: "what if they
were out for the day?". Now, aside >from my already being irritated at her
for her family coming >from a more easily researchable shtetl than mine, I
was now even more irritated that she came up with such an obvious and simple
explanation.

Indeed, since there was no "census curfew", and people worked much longer
hours then - what did happen if nobody was home? Was it the assumption that
all married women were at home all day and that unmarried men and women
always lived with their parents (and thus would be reported by their at-home
mothers)?

Meron LAVIE
Israel


US Censuses: What Happened if Nobody Was Home? #general

Meron Lavie
 

from time to time, there is someone whom I am searching who is missing from
a US Federal Census (I usually search in the 1900-1930 range), despite my
being absolutely certain of his address. I was scratching my head about
that, when my non-genealogist girlfriend asked innocently: "what if they
were out for the day?". Now, aside >from my already being irritated at her
for her family coming >from a more easily researchable shtetl than mine, I
was now even more irritated that she came up with such an obvious and simple
explanation.

Indeed, since there was no "census curfew", and people worked much longer
hours then - what did happen if nobody was home? Was it the assumption that
all married women were at home all day and that unmarried men and women
always lived with their parents (and thus would be reported by their at-home
mothers)?

Meron LAVIE
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen database uploaded at IGS web site: clarification #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to clarify an important subject related to our announcement of
yesterday -

The announcement related to the new database uploaded at IGS web site
"Surname change transcribes in the Gov. Publication Yalkut Hapirsumin "
which helps researchers follow name change in Israel between 1948-1979,
searchable at http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/247/8233.asp

Don't confuse between this Hebrew database and the database called
"Surname change during the British Mandate 1921-1948" published at the
Palestine Gazette , which was prepared by IGS for the 2004 international
convention in J-M , and is searchable in English only.

I would like to state that the new database [Yalkut Hapirsumim] was enabled
to all of us via IGS website, thanks to the decisiveness and willpower of
our member Amnon Atzmon, Chairperson of Ra'anana chapter and in charge of
PR. It is searchable at the moment in Hebrew only.

Chag Sameach
Lea Haber Gedalia,IGS Chairperson
Israel


database uploaded at IGS web site: clarification #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <msleag@...>
 

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to clarify an important subject related to our announcement of
yesterday -

The announcement related to the new database uploaded at IGS web site
"Surname change transcribes in the Gov. Publication Yalkut Hapirsumin "
which helps researchers follow name change in Israel between 1948-1979,
searchable at http://www.isragen.org.il/siteFiles/13/247/8233.asp

Don't confuse between this Hebrew database and the database called
"Surname change during the British Mandate 1921-1948" published at the
Palestine Gazette , which was prepared by IGS for the 2004 international
convention in J-M , and is searchable in English only.

I would like to state that the new database [Yalkut Hapirsumim] was enabled
to all of us via IGS website, thanks to the decisiveness and willpower of
our member Amnon Atzmon, Chairperson of Ra'anana chapter and in charge of
PR. It is searchable at the moment in Hebrew only.

Chag Sameach
Lea Haber Gedalia,IGS Chairperson
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Board of Special Inquriy files #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

jef barnett asked about how to " obtain a copy of my ancestor's
Board of Special Inquiry hearings at Ellis Island in 1920...Do the files
exist? Are copies obainable >from Ellis Island or the NARA in NY or
Washington? Are there on line forms to request information?

I can think of three ways to find out if the particular Board minutes
still exist:
(1) send an email to NARA New York requesting information.

(2) complete an Freedom of Information Act request and send it to both
NARA and USCIS: download the FOIA request form G-639 from:
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=6f2a4154d7b3d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD

(3) complete the genealogical query form and send it to USCIS: This is
a two step process with two sets of fees: $20 for a microfilm index or
document and $35 for a textual record. Index requests must use form
G-1041 and records requests must use Form G1041A. If the person you
are researching is less than 100 years old, you must supply evidence
of death. Full details are at
http://www.globallawcenters.com/uscisforms_g-1041.php The USCIS has
two files which seem appropriate to query:
Registry Files are records >from March 2, 1929 to March 31, 1944
containing arrival information of immigrants who entered the United
States prior to July 1, 1924, and for whom no arrival records could
later be found.
Alien Files or A-Files are case files on individuals containing all
immigration records created or consolidated since April 1, 1944 to the
present.

would be great if you responded to the discussion list as to which
avenue was successful....
happy hunting...
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
...STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site: www.KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Re: Board of Special Inquriy files #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

jef barnett asked about how to " obtain a copy of my ancestor's
Board of Special Inquiry hearings at Ellis Island in 1920...Do the files
exist? Are copies obainable >from Ellis Island or the NARA in NY or
Washington? Are there on line forms to request information?

I can think of three ways to find out if the particular Board minutes
still exist:
(1) send an email to NARA New York requesting information.

(2) complete an Freedom of Information Act request and send it to both
NARA and USCIS: download the FOIA request form G-639 from:
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=6f2a4154d7b3d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD

(3) complete the genealogical query form and send it to USCIS: This is
a two step process with two sets of fees: $20 for a microfilm index or
document and $35 for a textual record. Index requests must use form
G-1041 and records requests must use Form G1041A. If the person you
are researching is less than 100 years old, you must supply evidence
of death. Full details are at
http://www.globallawcenters.com/uscisforms_g-1041.php The USCIS has
two files which seem appropriate to query:
Registry Files are records >from March 2, 1929 to March 31, 1944
containing arrival information of immigrants who entered the United
States prior to July 1, 1924, and for whom no arrival records could
later be found.
Alien Files or A-Files are case files on individuals containing all
immigration records created or consolidated since April 1, 1944 to the
present.

would be great if you responded to the discussion list as to which
avenue was successful....
happy hunting...
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: www.JewishGen.org/education
Researching (all Galicia) KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
...STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla
family web site: www.KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm

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