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Re: The 1940 Census #general

Stephen Katz
 

Bea Markel wrote:
"The message that comes thru to me re the 1940 Federal Census is that the ED # is
vital to searching. I've tried to find an address in California and I got a page
full of ED#."

It's true that until names on the 1940 census returns are indexed, which, quite
understandably, will take time, searching will have to be by Enumeration District. There are a couple of things Bea might want to try to narrow down the possible EDs for the address she's looking for:
1. First, whatever she does, she should use Stephen Morse's tool, "Unified 1940
Census ED Finder", at www.stevenmorse.org.
2. If she knows the ED for the address in question in the 1930 census, Stephen
Morse's tool will convert that into the 1940 ED. This still might bring up more
than one 1940 ED, but at least it won't be a "full page of ED#".
3. This might also help: in the search tool on the Official 1940 Census Web Site
(http://1940census.archives.gov/search/#searchby=location&searchmode=browse&year=1940),
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/77msuue) on the left hand side, select "search by
location". Under "enter what you know", insert the relevant information for state,
city, town and street. This will produce, on the right, the relevant EDs for the
street in question and both maps and ED descriptions (i.e., the streets that are
the boundaries of the ED) for each ED produced. By locating the street location on
the map or within the ED description for a particular ED, this should enable Bea
to find the correct ED number.
Stephen KATZ
New York City


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The 1940 Census #general

Stephen Katz
 

Bea Markel wrote:
"The message that comes thru to me re the 1940 Federal Census is that the ED # is
vital to searching. I've tried to find an address in California and I got a page
full of ED#."

It's true that until names on the 1940 census returns are indexed, which, quite
understandably, will take time, searching will have to be by Enumeration District. There are a couple of things Bea might want to try to narrow down the possible EDs for the address she's looking for:
1. First, whatever she does, she should use Stephen Morse's tool, "Unified 1940
Census ED Finder", at www.stevenmorse.org.
2. If she knows the ED for the address in question in the 1930 census, Stephen
Morse's tool will convert that into the 1940 ED. This still might bring up more
than one 1940 ED, but at least it won't be a "full page of ED#".
3. This might also help: in the search tool on the Official 1940 Census Web Site
(http://1940census.archives.gov/search/#searchby=location&searchmode=browse&year=1940),
(MODERATOR http://tinyurl.com/77msuue) on the left hand side, select "search by
location". Under "enter what you know", insert the relevant information for state,
city, town and street. This will produce, on the right, the relevant EDs for the
street in question and both maps and ED descriptions (i.e., the streets that are
the boundaries of the ED) for each ED produced. By locating the street location on
the map or within the ED description for a particular ED, this should enable Bea
to find the correct ED number.
Stephen KATZ
New York City


1940 Census: Tips for finding, Census printing, etc. #general

Jeff Miller
 

One of the tools available using the Steve Morse Unified Census tool helps you to
identify and to put in boundary streets, which dramatically cuts down the number of
EDs to search through. For instance, I found my maternal grandmother's listing by
putting in the front and rear boundary streets and then searching two EDs for the
street and address where she lived.

For a free program that enhances printing of Census, Ellis Island, and other
data >from websites, I use a program called Irfanview.

http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

The steps I take to print a screen displayed on my computer are:
1. I depress the key on my keyboard on the top row for "Print Screen"
2. I launch the Irfanview program
3. I see a black screen
4. I depress Ctrl-V simultaneously
5. I left click my mouse in the upper left corner of the desired print
area and drag the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen area to be printed
6. Under the "edit" menu on the top of my screen I select "Crop"
7. Under the File menu I select "print" (there are a number of options to try
such as Best Fit, etc., and also it is possible to customize a Print header and/or
footer
Try some of the "print" options to see what works best for your particular
needs.

You can save the cropped images to your computer.

Jeff Miller
Maryland
singingtm@comcast.net

Searching: LAN(E), BECKER, BLANKFORT, and others in Panevezys, Vilnius,
Lithuania and Warsaw Poland
FRAIDER, FREIDER, in Kuzmin Ukraine
MLYNARZ in Ostroleka Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 Census: Tips for finding, Census printing, etc. #general

Jeff Miller
 

One of the tools available using the Steve Morse Unified Census tool helps you to
identify and to put in boundary streets, which dramatically cuts down the number of
EDs to search through. For instance, I found my maternal grandmother's listing by
putting in the front and rear boundary streets and then searching two EDs for the
street and address where she lived.

For a free program that enhances printing of Census, Ellis Island, and other
data >from websites, I use a program called Irfanview.

http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

The steps I take to print a screen displayed on my computer are:
1. I depress the key on my keyboard on the top row for "Print Screen"
2. I launch the Irfanview program
3. I see a black screen
4. I depress Ctrl-V simultaneously
5. I left click my mouse in the upper left corner of the desired print
area and drag the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen area to be printed
6. Under the "edit" menu on the top of my screen I select "Crop"
7. Under the File menu I select "print" (there are a number of options to try
such as Best Fit, etc., and also it is possible to customize a Print header and/or
footer
Try some of the "print" options to see what works best for your particular
needs.

You can save the cropped images to your computer.

Jeff Miller
Maryland
singingtm@comcast.net

Searching: LAN(E), BECKER, BLANKFORT, and others in Panevezys, Vilnius,
Lithuania and Warsaw Poland
FRAIDER, FREIDER, in Kuzmin Ukraine
MLYNARZ in Ostroleka Poland


Use Steve Morse to Find Your Family in 1940 #general

Carolyn Lea
 

I have seen several posts regarding finding family in the 1940 census. Steve Morse
One-Step pages has several tools for identifying the 1940 census ED, checking
street name changes, suggestions for locating families if they have moved since
1930, etc. Use his tutorial if you need help and read the FAQ page.

You will need to know where your family was in 1940. Stephen lists several sources
other than 1930 - such as WWII draft registration, directories, letters, photos,
family, employment, school, and religious records, etc. See the FAQ for a list of
directory locations.

I have been teaching a class in using these tools for finding your family in 1940
for my local genealogy society - check to see if there is one in your area.
However, it is really simple if you just go to the tools and use them correctly. Be
sure to put a cross street in when using the 1880-1940 ED finder.

Someone wrote that the census seemed to have no order - the families are listed in
the order the census taker walked. And, as someone else wrote, there is a real
attempt made to locate everyone. In 2010 we made three attempts to reach every
address that did not respond by mail. The addresses were then given to another
team and as many as 10 more attempts were made - we also did spot checking of work
in the field and office. if the family had moved, were unreachable, or died we
spoke with a neighbor - or if we were lucky caught a relative at the house doing
maintenance.

Carolyn Lea (nee Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma City, OK
leacl7@gmail.com
ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York, Savannah, Georgia
and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg, Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia>
Darien and Savannah, Georgia BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEWISOHN/LEVISON
Elbing, West Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia
OPPENHEIM(ER) > Hannover>Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia?
Hamburg?> Georgia WITKOWSKI/ WITMAN > Posen, Prussia > Georgia, Florida, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Use Steve Morse to Find Your Family in 1940 #general

Carolyn Lea
 

I have seen several posts regarding finding family in the 1940 census. Steve Morse
One-Step pages has several tools for identifying the 1940 census ED, checking
street name changes, suggestions for locating families if they have moved since
1930, etc. Use his tutorial if you need help and read the FAQ page.

You will need to know where your family was in 1940. Stephen lists several sources
other than 1930 - such as WWII draft registration, directories, letters, photos,
family, employment, school, and religious records, etc. See the FAQ for a list of
directory locations.

I have been teaching a class in using these tools for finding your family in 1940
for my local genealogy society - check to see if there is one in your area.
However, it is really simple if you just go to the tools and use them correctly. Be
sure to put a cross street in when using the 1880-1940 ED finder.

Someone wrote that the census seemed to have no order - the families are listed in
the order the census taker walked. And, as someone else wrote, there is a real
attempt made to locate everyone. In 2010 we made three attempts to reach every
address that did not respond by mail. The addresses were then given to another
team and as many as 10 more attempts were made - we also did spot checking of work
in the field and office. if the family had moved, were unreachable, or died we
spoke with a neighbor - or if we were lucky caught a relative at the house doing
maintenance.

Carolyn Lea (nee Schwarzbaum)
Oklahoma City, OK
leacl7@gmail.com
ID# 152314

Researching: SCHWARZBAUM/SCHWARTZBAUM > Posen, Prussia >New York, Savannah, Georgia
and California ROTHSCHILD/ROTHCHILD> Zierenberg, Hessen Kassel, Hamburg? Prussia>
Darien and Savannah, Georgia BASCH>Prussia>Savannah, Georgia LEWISOHN/LEVISON
Elbing, West Prussia> Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia
OPPENHEIM(ER) > Hannover>Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina WEINBERG >Prussia?
Hamburg?> Georgia WITKOWSKI/ WITMAN > Posen, Prussia > Georgia, Florida, New York


Records from Shepetovka #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I am trying to locate records >from Shepetovka Russia, my family's ancestral
shtetl.
I have been told by a professional Jewish genealogist that no such records
exist, but
I am wondering if anyone has had any luck in locating records >from
Shepetovka.
Thank you.
Marilyn Levinson
Researching JANOWSKI (Shepetovka and Ekaterinoslav Russia)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Records from Shepetovka #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

I am trying to locate records >from Shepetovka Russia, my family's ancestral
shtetl.
I have been told by a professional Jewish genealogist that no such records
exist, but
I am wondering if anyone has had any luck in locating records >from
Shepetovka.
Thank you.
Marilyn Levinson
Researching JANOWSKI (Shepetovka and Ekaterinoslav Russia)


Russian army deserter traveling to US #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

In researching my family's history I have come across an ancestor named
Shai Janowski
who traveled >from Liverpool to Boston in 1905 on board the RMS Saxonia. I
have
looked at the passenger manifest on ancestry.com and it appears that in
listing his
final destination, it states that this is not available because he is an
army
deserter. Has anyone ever had an ancestor actually listed as an army
deserter?
Also I believe my ancestor's correct first name was Ben and he was
traveling under
his father's name. I am unable to read most of the entries on the
passenger
manifest. Perhaps someone with eyes better than mine could decipher these
entries
for me. Thank you.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC
Researching JANOWSKI (Shepetovka and Ekaterinoslav Russia)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Russian army deserter traveling to US #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

In researching my family's history I have come across an ancestor named
Shai Janowski
who traveled >from Liverpool to Boston in 1905 on board the RMS Saxonia. I
have
looked at the passenger manifest on ancestry.com and it appears that in
listing his
final destination, it states that this is not available because he is an
army
deserter. Has anyone ever had an ancestor actually listed as an army
deserter?
Also I believe my ancestor's correct first name was Ben and he was
traveling under
his father's name. I am unable to read most of the entries on the
passenger
manifest. Perhaps someone with eyes better than mine could decipher these
entries
for me. Thank you.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC
Researching JANOWSKI (Shepetovka and Ekaterinoslav Russia)


Unusual name: any thoughts? #ukraine

Fay Bussgang
 

On Apr 7, 2012, at 2:07 AM, Ukraine SIG digest wrote:

Unusual name: any thoughts?
Mother's maiden name was Chanuy.
It could be a misreading of Charny, which means black.

Fay Bussgang
Dedham, MA

BURSZTAJN: Brzeziny, Poland
TORONCZYK: Wloclawek, Poland
NACHMANOVITZ: Kiliya, Ukraine
WEXLER: Ismail, Ukraine
PHILIPP: Lviv, Ukraine
SPIRO: Dzialoszyce, Poland
BUSSGANG: Rogatin, Ukraine
WILLIG: Knyaginichi, Ukraine


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Unusual name: any thoughts? #ukraine

Fay Bussgang
 

On Apr 7, 2012, at 2:07 AM, Ukraine SIG digest wrote:

Unusual name: any thoughts?
Mother's maiden name was Chanuy.
It could be a misreading of Charny, which means black.

Fay Bussgang
Dedham, MA

BURSZTAJN: Brzeziny, Poland
TORONCZYK: Wloclawek, Poland
NACHMANOVITZ: Kiliya, Ukraine
WEXLER: Ismail, Ukraine
PHILIPP: Lviv, Ukraine
SPIRO: Dzialoszyce, Poland
BUSSGANG: Rogatin, Ukraine
WILLIG: Knyaginichi, Ukraine


Re: Matzo in Coffee #general

Martha Sampson <martha@...>
 

Good morning and Happy Passover.

Just had my usual Passover breakfast of matzo in coffee. Even had a special little
metal cup that I eat it in. My parents were >from Transylvania which at the time was
in Hungary. Never occured to me that it might be a regional traditional.

Martha Sampson

Researching: ROSENBERG, ISRAEL, BURA, HIRSCH of Transylvania

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Matzo in Coffee #general

Martha Sampson <martha@...>
 

Good morning and Happy Passover.

Just had my usual Passover breakfast of matzo in coffee. Even had a special little
metal cup that I eat it in. My parents were >from Transylvania which at the time was
in Hungary. Never occured to me that it might be a regional traditional.

Martha Sampson

Researching: ROSENBERG, ISRAEL, BURA, HIRSCH of Transylvania

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Searching the 1940 Census By Location #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Let me review what is needed to search the recently opened 1940 Census by location.

Steve Morse and I have poured our collective wisdom on this subject into a
Tutorial at: http://stevemorse.org/census/quiz.php

If you think you already know something about such searches, and there is
always something to learn >from the Tutorial, then jump into our "Unified" tool at:
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/unified.html which puts all our data
sets/strategies on one page.

There you can: 1. search by keyword the enumeration district definitions.... good
for rural communities and institutions but not advised for urban areas;
2. convert a 1930 ED # to a 1940 ED # which we advise you use sparingly....since if
you have the 1930 ED number and your family hasn't moved, then use their address
on the 1940 search utiltites; and
3. street indexes to help find ED #s in over 1,180 urban areas in the US and its
territories....that covers close to 82% of the urban population. You will need an
address in large cities, or an intersection, or a location for smaller communities.
Remember this is a block search..... keep adding all the streets on the same
physical block that your family's house is on until you get to a single ED #.
In some cases, like the Manhattan EDs that are 1/2 a block in size, I've
manipulated the data to include all the streets on that block, thus you can't get
down to a single ED # for those.

Because of the traffic we are receiving, neither Steve nor myself will do such
searches for you. We will give you the links to the above utilities. We are,
however, always interested in correcting errors found in the various data sets.

Our search strategies and data sets are incorporated into the NY Public Library's
(http://directme.nypl.org/) phone directory (circa 1940) to ED # project, the
National Archives "official" 1940 site (http://1940census.archives.gov/search/),
and Ancestry.com's 1940 search site
(http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442). There is a link to the
utiltities at MyHeritage site as well. It's hard to miss our material.

If you are in the Chicago area later this month, I'll be giving a 2 hour
presentation on the census to the JGS group there.

Joel

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

https://sites.google.com/site/census1940/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching the 1940 Census By Location #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Let me review what is needed to search the recently opened 1940 Census by location.

Steve Morse and I have poured our collective wisdom on this subject into a
Tutorial at: http://stevemorse.org/census/quiz.php

If you think you already know something about such searches, and there is
always something to learn >from the Tutorial, then jump into our "Unified" tool at:
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/unified.html which puts all our data
sets/strategies on one page.

There you can: 1. search by keyword the enumeration district definitions.... good
for rural communities and institutions but not advised for urban areas;
2. convert a 1930 ED # to a 1940 ED # which we advise you use sparingly....since if
you have the 1930 ED number and your family hasn't moved, then use their address
on the 1940 search utiltites; and
3. street indexes to help find ED #s in over 1,180 urban areas in the US and its
territories....that covers close to 82% of the urban population. You will need an
address in large cities, or an intersection, or a location for smaller communities.
Remember this is a block search..... keep adding all the streets on the same
physical block that your family's house is on until you get to a single ED #.
In some cases, like the Manhattan EDs that are 1/2 a block in size, I've
manipulated the data to include all the streets on that block, thus you can't get
down to a single ED # for those.

Because of the traffic we are receiving, neither Steve nor myself will do such
searches for you. We will give you the links to the above utilities. We are,
however, always interested in correcting errors found in the various data sets.

Our search strategies and data sets are incorporated into the NY Public Library's
(http://directme.nypl.org/) phone directory (circa 1940) to ED # project, the
National Archives "official" 1940 site (http://1940census.archives.gov/search/),
and Ancestry.com's 1940 search site
(http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442). There is a link to the
utiltities at MyHeritage site as well. It's hard to miss our material.

If you are in the Chicago area later this month, I'll be giving a 2 hour
presentation on the census to the JGS group there.

Joel

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

https://sites.google.com/site/census1940/


Seeking Vienna residence information for Bronia HORN 1926-29 #austria-czech

osborn@...
 

Dear researchers and enthusiasts,

I have a Rohatyn family member who went to Vienna >from 1926-29 to "deepen her study
of German language".

Her name was Bronia HORN (Bronislawa HORNOWNA), born 1904 in Rohatyn.

I have numerous records and correspondence about her >from archives at Jagiellonia
University in Krakow and the Universities of Lwow and Vienna.

I already know >from my research and these records that Bronia was sent in 1914
from Rohatyn at age 10 to a "Vienna Department School" because of the outbreak of WWI (Rohatyn was occupied).
from 1924-26, Bronia attended University of Lwow, studying German and French language
and literature.


from 1929-31, she did graduate work at Jagiellonia University, and was then an apprentice teacher
of German at the Polish all-boys school called A. Witkowskiego, in Krakow.

In between, I also know that in May and June of 1926 she was living at two addresses
in Vienna:
Lerchenfelder Strasse 46/29, Vienna
Hollergasse 5/9, Vienna


What I don't know is where she was living in Vienna between June 1926 and fall 1929
when she started her graduate work at Jagiellonia.

Her older sister Jute HORN was living in Vienna >from 1919-24 while a medical student
at the University, and I have several addresses for her during her time there.

Can anyone please help for younger sister Bronia?

I am preparing a lecture to be given at the JCC Krakow on May 29, 2012 on the lives of
Rohatyn sisters Bronia and Jute HORN!

Kind regards and advance thanks,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Krakow, Poland
osborn@nuthatch.org

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING, and KURZROCK >from Rohatyn and
TEICHMAN >from Chodorow (Galicia, Western Ukraine); SILBER >from Ulanow
and Sokolow Malapolski (Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia
(Moldova); BRUNSHTEIN/BROWNSTEIN/BRONSTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and FABER
from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy  (Ukraine); FRANKENBERG
from Vilnius (Lithuania); and RAUCHER/RAUSCHER and KESTENBAUM/KOSTENBAUM
/KASTENBAUM >from Przemysl (Poland)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Seeking Vienna residence information for Bronia HORN 1926-29 #austria-czech

osborn@...
 

Dear researchers and enthusiasts,

I have a Rohatyn family member who went to Vienna >from 1926-29 to "deepen her study
of German language".

Her name was Bronia HORN (Bronislawa HORNOWNA), born 1904 in Rohatyn.

I have numerous records and correspondence about her >from archives at Jagiellonia
University in Krakow and the Universities of Lwow and Vienna.

I already know >from my research and these records that Bronia was sent in 1914
from Rohatyn at age 10 to a "Vienna Department School" because of the outbreak of WWI (Rohatyn was occupied).
from 1924-26, Bronia attended University of Lwow, studying German and French language
and literature.


from 1929-31, she did graduate work at Jagiellonia University, and was then an apprentice teacher
of German at the Polish all-boys school called A. Witkowskiego, in Krakow.

In between, I also know that in May and June of 1926 she was living at two addresses
in Vienna:
Lerchenfelder Strasse 46/29, Vienna
Hollergasse 5/9, Vienna


What I don't know is where she was living in Vienna between June 1926 and fall 1929
when she started her graduate work at Jagiellonia.

Her older sister Jute HORN was living in Vienna >from 1919-24 while a medical student
at the University, and I have several addresses for her during her time there.

Can anyone please help for younger sister Bronia?

I am preparing a lecture to be given at the JCC Krakow on May 29, 2012 on the lives of
Rohatyn sisters Bronia and Jute HORN!

Kind regards and advance thanks,
Marla Raucher Osborn
Krakow, Poland
osborn@nuthatch.org

Researching surnames HORN, FRUCHTER, LIEBLING, and KURZROCK >from Rohatyn and
TEICHMAN >from Chodorow (Galicia, Western Ukraine); SILBER >from Ulanow
and Sokolow Malapolski (Poland); BLECHER >from Soroka, Bessarabia
(Moldova); BRUNSHTEIN/BROWNSTEIN/BRONSTEIN, SARFAS/CHARFAS, and FABER
from Mohyliv Podilskyy and Kamyanets Podilskyy  (Ukraine); FRANKENBERG
from Vilnius (Lithuania); and RAUCHER/RAUSCHER and KESTENBAUM/KOSTENBAUM
/KASTENBAUM >from Przemysl (Poland)


JCRS DENVER CO #general

sangreenb@...
 

Robert Fraser >from Australia asked what the notation JCRS Spivac CO means
which he received in his SSDI information.

Here in Denver there was a hospital for TB consumptive Jews called Jewish
Consumptive Relief Society.

There is a searchable index hosted by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical
Society at the Beck Archives at Denver University.

Please try the following link
http://www.du.edu/cjs/rocky_mountain_jewish_historical_society.html

or contact Dr. Jeanne Abrams, Ira M. Beck Archives, Denver University for
help.

Good luck.
Sandra Greenberg
Denver, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JCRS DENVER CO #general

sangreenb@...
 

Robert Fraser >from Australia asked what the notation JCRS Spivac CO means
which he received in his SSDI information.

Here in Denver there was a hospital for TB consumptive Jews called Jewish
Consumptive Relief Society.

There is a searchable index hosted by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical
Society at the Beck Archives at Denver University.

Please try the following link
http://www.du.edu/cjs/rocky_mountain_jewish_historical_society.html

or contact Dr. Jeanne Abrams, Ira M. Beck Archives, Denver University for
help.

Good luck.
Sandra Greenberg
Denver, CO

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