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ViewMate translation request of one word- German #general

Dave Strausfeld <davestra@...>
 

Fellow genners,

I've posted a vital record in German. It is on ViewMate at the following
address.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35141

I am seeking a translation of just one word, in #22. I'm trying to
identify the occupation of Wolf STRASFELD of Blotnia.

Thank you very much.

Dave Strausfeld 
Durham, NC, USA 

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Dave privately, or using the form
provided on ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request of one word- German #general

Dave Strausfeld <davestra@...>
 

Fellow genners,

I've posted a vital record in German. It is on ViewMate at the following
address.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35141

I am seeking a translation of just one word, in #22. I'm trying to
identify the occupation of Wolf STRASFELD of Blotnia.

Thank you very much.

Dave Strausfeld 
Durham, NC, USA 

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond to Dave privately, or using the form
provided on ViewMate.


ViewMate translation request - Polish (or German?) #general

Patrick Atlas <patrick.atlas@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
This document was copied in a birth record book.
I don't really know the matter of this document.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35061

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. Thank
you very much.

Patrick Atlas
Paris, France

ALTMAN (Gniewoszow, Granica); ATLAS (Lviv, Wien, USA); CAJGFINGER
(Stezyca, Gniewoszow, Radom, Szydlowiec, USA, France, Australie);
CHAMEIDES (Lviv); CZOPP (Lviv); FELDSZTAJN (Szydlowiec);
FINKIELSZTAJN (Szydlowiec); GELBERGER (Brzesko); MERKEL (Lviv);
POMERANC (Lodz, Radom); PRESSLER (Khodorov); ROZENCWAJG (Lodz, Radom,
Wlodawa); SCHWARZKACHEL; SIEPSMAN; SLISKI; SZTAJNOWICZ (Szydlowiec)

MODERATOR NOTE: The "Searching" list has been abbreviated to 6 lines
in accordance with JGGD policy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish (or German?) #general

Patrick Atlas <patrick.atlas@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
This document was copied in a birth record book.
I don't really know the matter of this document.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM35061

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application. Thank
you very much.

Patrick Atlas
Paris, France

ALTMAN (Gniewoszow, Granica); ATLAS (Lviv, Wien, USA); CAJGFINGER
(Stezyca, Gniewoszow, Radom, Szydlowiec, USA, France, Australie);
CHAMEIDES (Lviv); CZOPP (Lviv); FELDSZTAJN (Szydlowiec);
FINKIELSZTAJN (Szydlowiec); GELBERGER (Brzesko); MERKEL (Lviv);
POMERANC (Lodz, Radom); PRESSLER (Khodorov); ROZENCWAJG (Lodz, Radom,
Wlodawa); SCHWARZKACHEL; SIEPSMAN; SLISKI; SZTAJNOWICZ (Szydlowiec)

MODERATOR NOTE: The "Searching" list has been abbreviated to 6 lines
in accordance with JGGD policy.


Do archives of the Forverts from 1923 exist online? (Or off?) #general

amgreene@...
 

My great-grandfather Leo WERTHEIM, according to several cousins, owned
or ran a Yiddish theater in Brooklyn. But no one can remember which
one or any details.

I have found ads in the Brooklyn Standard Union >from Nov-Dec 1922 in
which he advertised "Theatre wanted in Brooklyn, with 1000-1500 seats,
location suitable for Jewish theatre and good transportation
connections."

I'm assuming that he was able to secure a place in early 1923, and
that he would have advertised the new theater in the Forverts. So that
would seem to be the next place for me to look.

Thus my question: I have not been able to find anyplace online (or,
for that matter, offline) with archives of the Forverts >from the
1920s.

Any suggestions?

Personal replies will be summarized for the list.

Thanks,
Andrew Greene
Newton MA

MODERATOR NOTE: The "Forverts" to which Andrew refers would be the
Jewish Daily Forward.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do archives of the Forverts from 1923 exist online? (Or off?) #general

amgreene@...
 

My great-grandfather Leo WERTHEIM, according to several cousins, owned
or ran a Yiddish theater in Brooklyn. But no one can remember which
one or any details.

I have found ads in the Brooklyn Standard Union >from Nov-Dec 1922 in
which he advertised "Theatre wanted in Brooklyn, with 1000-1500 seats,
location suitable for Jewish theatre and good transportation
connections."

I'm assuming that he was able to secure a place in early 1923, and
that he would have advertised the new theater in the Forverts. So that
would seem to be the next place for me to look.

Thus my question: I have not been able to find anyplace online (or,
for that matter, offline) with archives of the Forverts >from the
1920s.

Any suggestions?

Personal replies will be summarized for the list.

Thanks,
Andrew Greene
Newton MA

MODERATOR NOTE: The "Forverts" to which Andrew refers would be the
Jewish Daily Forward.


Trying to find more info about Yanoff #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I am trying to find more information on my great grandfather. He was
from Yanoff. I heard there was a Yanoff society does any one know where
there files are today or how I can find more information about someone
from Yanoff. His last name was WAG changed to WEISS in the USA his brother
changed it to WORK. He had another who died around the time of WW1 not
sure as a soldier or as not. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Moshe Schaeffer

Searching for:
BERMAN; BUCHMAK; COVITZ -St Louis Missouri; HIRSCHOWITZ - Friedrichstadt,
Riga, New York; KADISCH - Riga; KAUFF - Wolcysk, Russia; KIRSCHNER
- Poland, New York; KIRZNER- Poland; LITVAK; LEVINE; ROSESTEIN - Russia;
SCHAEFFER - New York; SHEVAKH- Peski; SHMERKOVITZ; SHUVAL - Kovno; WORK -
Yanoff, Galicia, Austria , New York; WAG - Yanoff, Galicia, Austria;
WEISS- New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to find more info about Yanoff #general

Moshe Schaeffer
 

I am trying to find more information on my great grandfather. He was
from Yanoff. I heard there was a Yanoff society does any one know where
there files are today or how I can find more information about someone
from Yanoff. His last name was WAG changed to WEISS in the USA his brother
changed it to WORK. He had another who died around the time of WW1 not
sure as a soldier or as not. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Moshe Schaeffer

Searching for:
BERMAN; BUCHMAK; COVITZ -St Louis Missouri; HIRSCHOWITZ - Friedrichstadt,
Riga, New York; KADISCH - Riga; KAUFF - Wolcysk, Russia; KIRSCHNER
- Poland, New York; KIRZNER- Poland; LITVAK; LEVINE; ROSESTEIN - Russia;
SCHAEFFER - New York; SHEVAKH- Peski; SHMERKOVITZ; SHUVAL - Kovno; WORK -
Yanoff, Galicia, Austria , New York; WAG - Yanoff, Galicia, Austria;
WEISS- New York


Yuzovka versus Uzava #general

Michelle Sandler
 

What is the difference between the places in WOWW Yuzovka or Donetsk
48*00'/37*48' and Uzava 48*32'/38*00'? Uzava is also listed in Shtetl
Finder as Donetsk is not.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster California

RASKIN >from Uzava


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yuzovka versus Uzava #general

Michelle Sandler
 

What is the difference between the places in WOWW Yuzovka or Donetsk
48*00'/37*48' and Uzava 48*32'/38*00'? Uzava is also listed in Shtetl
Finder as Donetsk is not.

Michelle Sandler
Westminster California

RASKIN >from Uzava


U.S. State Dept. visa files #general

Renee Steinig
 

John M. Hoenig <hoenig@...> wrote:

<<I found out that my grandfather enlisted the help of a Congressman
to deal with immigration problems in 1940. In this effort, he was
aided by Jacob Landau, Managing Director of the Overseas News
Agency.... I would love to find out if an archive of correspondence by
officials of the Overseas News Agency has survived.... >>

Many years ago, I found the letter my cousin wrote to a U.S.
Congressman in 1937, asking for help in expediting my mother's visa.
The letter was in State Department visa files held by the U.S.
National Archives. As I recall, the index to these files was at that
time in the main Archives building on Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, D.C., but the files themselves were elsewhere. I've been
told that both the cards and the files are now at Archives II in
College Park, Maryland.

I also retrieved >from visa files letters written to Eleanor Roosevelt
in 1940 by cousins who were coincidentally HONIGs -- Ella and her
three young children, Hans, Elise, and Stefan. Because they were
Austrian citizens, the four had an easier time obtaining U.S. visas
than their father/husband Leo and they left Vienna for New York in
early 1939; Leo, a Polish citizen, was still in London waiting for a
visa and they asked the First Lady for her intervention.

I recall hearing at the time I found these letters that the index to
visa files was more complete than the files; paperwork, I was told,
was retained only for the visas that were granted. I suppose we can
turn to the Yad Vashem database for information on many of those whose
files were discarded.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. State Dept. visa files #general

Renee Steinig
 

John M. Hoenig <hoenig@...> wrote:

<<I found out that my grandfather enlisted the help of a Congressman
to deal with immigration problems in 1940. In this effort, he was
aided by Jacob Landau, Managing Director of the Overseas News
Agency.... I would love to find out if an archive of correspondence by
officials of the Overseas News Agency has survived.... >>

Many years ago, I found the letter my cousin wrote to a U.S.
Congressman in 1937, asking for help in expediting my mother's visa.
The letter was in State Department visa files held by the U.S.
National Archives. As I recall, the index to these files was at that
time in the main Archives building on Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, D.C., but the files themselves were elsewhere. I've been
told that both the cards and the files are now at Archives II in
College Park, Maryland.

I also retrieved >from visa files letters written to Eleanor Roosevelt
in 1940 by cousins who were coincidentally HONIGs -- Ella and her
three young children, Hans, Elise, and Stefan. Because they were
Austrian citizens, the four had an easier time obtaining U.S. visas
than their father/husband Leo and they left Vienna for New York in
early 1939; Leo, a Polish citizen, was still in London waiting for a
visa and they asked the First Lady for her intervention.

I recall hearing at the time I found these letters that the index to
visa files was more complete than the files; paperwork, I was told,
was retained only for the visas that were granted. I suppose we can
turn to the Yad Vashem database for information on many of those whose
files were discarded.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@...


Legal Separation in Brooklyn, 1929 #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

I have the Declaration of Intent for Moses KORN (1872 - 1953), who
arrived in the USA around 1910. In it he states that he has been legally
separated since 1929.

My goal is to find his extended KORN family.

Moses was born, probably in Dabrowa Tarnowska, Poland, in 1872. His
father was Yakov and was a Levi. He married Pearl BAJER, daughter of
Yakov BAJER and Minnie KRAUM of Wielopole Skrzyaskie, Poland. They had
three girls in Poland before Moses left. The rest of the family left
Europe via Rotterdam, Holland. They arrived on the SS Potsdam on
November 27, 1912. Pearl had a sister that was already in the US before
them. Her name was Rebecca, married to Arthur SPIELVOGEL.

Moses and Pearl lived in Brooklyn and their son Leon was born there.
Only Leon married and had children.

So, my fellow Genners, can anyone suggest some new avenues to explore,
to find out if Moses had any KORN siblings, either here or in Europe. I
thought that the legal separation might be an angle. Does anyone know if
anything of genealogical value would have been filed in conjunction with
the separation, and if so, where?

I already checked ... Ancestry, JewishGen, Gesher Galicia, JewishData,
and Steven Morse's tool for Arrivals by town (there may have been a Mindel
Korn, with 2 kids, Mariam and Chaskel, married to Sam, but I have no
more hard leads on that)

Thank you,

Moishe Miller
moishe.miller@...
Brooklyn, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to type all family surnames in caps, so
they can be more easily picked out on a quick scan.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Legal Separation in Brooklyn, 1929 #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group,

I have the Declaration of Intent for Moses KORN (1872 - 1953), who
arrived in the USA around 1910. In it he states that he has been legally
separated since 1929.

My goal is to find his extended KORN family.

Moses was born, probably in Dabrowa Tarnowska, Poland, in 1872. His
father was Yakov and was a Levi. He married Pearl BAJER, daughter of
Yakov BAJER and Minnie KRAUM of Wielopole Skrzyaskie, Poland. They had
three girls in Poland before Moses left. The rest of the family left
Europe via Rotterdam, Holland. They arrived on the SS Potsdam on
November 27, 1912. Pearl had a sister that was already in the US before
them. Her name was Rebecca, married to Arthur SPIELVOGEL.

Moses and Pearl lived in Brooklyn and their son Leon was born there.
Only Leon married and had children.

So, my fellow Genners, can anyone suggest some new avenues to explore,
to find out if Moses had any KORN siblings, either here or in Europe. I
thought that the legal separation might be an angle. Does anyone know if
anything of genealogical value would have been filed in conjunction with
the separation, and if so, where?

I already checked ... Ancestry, JewishGen, Gesher Galicia, JewishData,
and Steven Morse's tool for Arrivals by town (there may have been a Mindel
Korn, with 2 kids, Mariam and Chaskel, married to Sam, but I have no
more hard leads on that)

Thank you,

Moishe Miller
moishe.miller@...
Brooklyn, NY

MODERATOR NOTE: Please remember to type all family surnames in caps, so
they can be more easily picked out on a quick scan.


Translation Request from Russian to English #general

Ann Linder
 

I have a document that is in Russian printing (not script), and
Viewmate will not accept the large file. It appears to be a birth
certificate, with a date of 1899, and may be a birth certificate for a
member of the KROCHMAL family (or maybe not!). The KROCHMAL family
was >from Poland (now likely Ukraine).

If a kind researcher would be willing to translate the vital
information I can send you the document via email. I would be grateful
for help with this. Thank you.

Ann Linder


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation Request from Russian to English #general

Ann Linder
 

I have a document that is in Russian printing (not script), and
Viewmate will not accept the large file. It appears to be a birth
certificate, with a date of 1899, and may be a birth certificate for a
member of the KROCHMAL family (or maybe not!). The KROCHMAL family
was >from Poland (now likely Ukraine).

If a kind researcher would be willing to translate the vital
information I can send you the document via email. I would be grateful
for help with this. Thank you.

Ann Linder


Re: Donating Family Books to Libraries, Archives #general

hennynow
 

Excellent question, Helen! Yes, I too have been wondering about where
to donate my voluminous research. The Hebrew University and, possibly,
Yad Vashem - both in Jerusalem - as well as Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv -
also have genealogical departments.

I lean to Beit Hatfutsot as the best choice, but they are woefully
underfunded. I think the time has come to put our collective heads
together and come to some agreement. I would like to have
JewishGen.org's principals weigh in on this discussion.

Cordially,
Henny Moed Roth
JewishGen researcher #19142
Member, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Donating Family Books to Libraries, Archives #general

hennynow
 

Excellent question, Helen! Yes, I too have been wondering about where
to donate my voluminous research. The Hebrew University and, possibly,
Yad Vashem - both in Jerusalem - as well as Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv -
also have genealogical departments.

I lean to Beit Hatfutsot as the best choice, but they are woefully
underfunded. I think the time has come to put our collective heads
together and come to some agreement. I would like to have
JewishGen.org's principals weigh in on this discussion.

Cordially,
Henny Moed Roth
JewishGen researcher #19142
Member, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles


Monday, August 18, 2014: Using Probate Materials in Genealogical Research #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Using Probate Materials in Genealogical Research
Speaker: Marc Seidenfeld

Monday, August 18, 2014
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6
Los Altos Hills, CA 94122

Doors open 7:00 p.m.; program begins 7:30 p.m.

Marc will discuss details of the probate process and how it can be
helpful to genealogists. He will also show sample wills.

The meeting is free and everyone interested is welcome to attend.
Light kosher refreshments will be served.

http://www.sfbajgs.org/

Janice Sellers


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Monday, August 18, 2014: Using Probate Materials in Genealogical Research #general

janicemsj@...
 

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Topic: Using Probate Materials in Genealogical Research
Speaker: Marc Seidenfeld

Monday, August 18, 2014
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road Room 5/6
Los Altos Hills, CA 94122

Doors open 7:00 p.m.; program begins 7:30 p.m.

Marc will discuss details of the probate process and how it can be
helpful to genealogists. He will also show sample wills.

The meeting is free and everyone interested is welcome to attend.
Light kosher refreshments will be served.

http://www.sfbajgs.org/

Janice Sellers

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