Date   

Belarus civil records #belarus

avivahpinski <avivahpinski@...>
 

My suggestion for a first step. Find your nearest Family History
Center for Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
- they are all over and you can find locations on-line. Check for
hours - and possibly contact them ahead of time to determine
when there is someone present who might be able to help you - they have
volunteer researchers at the local centers who
have varying types of expertise. Go to the center and get help in
locating the records in Salt Lake City. They are very helpful.
If there are records in Salt Lake City, they can either be accessed
on-line or ordered for a minimal cost.
I have had microfiche records sent >from Salt Lake City to my local FHC.
I was able to use a microfiche reader at the Center
and to copy my records onto a flash drive. I have then been able to
view records at home and print out the records for translation.
I have uncovered a trove of family records going back to the early 19th
century in this way.

This is a good start. If you can locate the records and copy records
from the Family History Library,
you can find a local translator. This is a good and less expensive
alternative to get you started.
If you do need to hire a researcher, the more information you can give
to the researcher, the less costly and
more efficient their work becomes.

For example, Through my work on the records at FHL I discovered that my
relatives >from one town
were not always >from that town and traced my great grandfather's birth
back to another town and his mother to yet a third town.
Since then I have located other records at the Library in Salt Lake City
and in a local archive when I visited Poland last summer.
But I recommend starting at your local FHC.

Avivah Pinski
Wynnewood, PA
Researching family in
Bessarabia, Belarus, Poland, and Latvia


Belarus SIG #Belarus Belarus civil records #belarus

avivahpinski <avivahpinski@...>
 

My suggestion for a first step. Find your nearest Family History
Center for Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
- they are all over and you can find locations on-line. Check for
hours - and possibly contact them ahead of time to determine
when there is someone present who might be able to help you - they have
volunteer researchers at the local centers who
have varying types of expertise. Go to the center and get help in
locating the records in Salt Lake City. They are very helpful.
If there are records in Salt Lake City, they can either be accessed
on-line or ordered for a minimal cost.
I have had microfiche records sent >from Salt Lake City to my local FHC.
I was able to use a microfiche reader at the Center
and to copy my records onto a flash drive. I have then been able to
view records at home and print out the records for translation.
I have uncovered a trove of family records going back to the early 19th
century in this way.

This is a good start. If you can locate the records and copy records
from the Family History Library,
you can find a local translator. This is a good and less expensive
alternative to get you started.
If you do need to hire a researcher, the more information you can give
to the researcher, the less costly and
more efficient their work becomes.

For example, Through my work on the records at FHL I discovered that my
relatives >from one town
were not always >from that town and traced my great grandfather's birth
back to another town and his mother to yet a third town.
Since then I have located other records at the Library in Salt Lake City
and in a local archive when I visited Poland last summer.
But I recommend starting at your local FHC.

Avivah Pinski
Wynnewood, PA
Researching family in
Bessarabia, Belarus, Poland, and Latvia


How to break through the Chana Yanofsky brick wall #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear Jewish genners
I am stuck. I know my grandfather Mendel Yanofsky and his sister
were born in Shepetovka. Mendel I know in 1893 and his sister Chana
either a year or so before or after. Sometime after 1900 Mendel Chana and
their father Isaiah Yanofsky moved to Ekaterinoslav. Isaiah was the
manager of a brewery, Mendel was in a gymnasium, and Chana became a midwife.
Mendel immigrated to the United States in 1913.
I have a letter >from Chana to Mendel stating that she and her son are
in terrible trouble and could Mendel please help. The letter states
that all mail to her and Isaiah, whom she sees frequently should be
addressed to her married sister living in Shepetovka Dina Yanofsky
Schwartz. I have sent researchers to Shepetovka and its archives and
to Ekaterinaslav to try and find any trace of Chana and Isaiah.
They had no luck. I have searched all the Jewish genealogy web site
records for a Yanofsky (at least I think I have) but have had no luck.
I do not know Chana's married name, if indeed she was married.
I have come across the greatest concentration of Yanofsky's
in Zhitomer, but none match the first names or are even close. Could
any one please advise me how I might proceed at this point.
Thank you.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine How to break through the Chana Yanofsky brick wall #ukraine

Marilyn Levinson
 

Dear Jewish genners
I am stuck. I know my grandfather Mendel Yanofsky and his sister
were born in Shepetovka. Mendel I know in 1893 and his sister Chana
either a year or so before or after. Sometime after 1900 Mendel Chana and
their father Isaiah Yanofsky moved to Ekaterinoslav. Isaiah was the
manager of a brewery, Mendel was in a gymnasium, and Chana became a midwife.
Mendel immigrated to the United States in 1913.
I have a letter >from Chana to Mendel stating that she and her son are
in terrible trouble and could Mendel please help. The letter states
that all mail to her and Isaiah, whom she sees frequently should be
addressed to her married sister living in Shepetovka Dina Yanofsky
Schwartz. I have sent researchers to Shepetovka and its archives and
to Ekaterinaslav to try and find any trace of Chana and Isaiah.
They had no luck. I have searched all the Jewish genealogy web site
records for a Yanofsky (at least I think I have) but have had no luck.
I do not know Chana's married name, if indeed she was married.
I have come across the greatest concentration of Yanofsky's
in Zhitomer, but none match the first names or are even close. Could
any one please advise me how I might proceed at this point.
Thank you.

Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


Taking wife's surname or multiple surnames? #ukraine

gbardige@...
 

I need some advice >from the experts please.

I have recently received results >from the 1858 revision list records
from Narodichi (Naroditch) Ukraine (Zhitomir archives) looking into
the surname of Birman >from my maternal grandmother. My researcher,
found the following information about my Berman clan but
apparently spelled Birman in the document.

1. Yankel Kopel Fridman/Birman son Age 60 ( I thought I was related
to Fridman only by marriage, two generations ago). My maternal
grandmother c 1886 was a Birman >from Narodichi.
So my question is this guy a Fridman, that married into the Birman
family and took the wife's surname?

2. Similarly, Itsko Abelivich Geychman/Birman Age 35. Again I am
related to Geychman by marriage or so I thought (until DNA tests shows
a descendent as 3rd cousin). Did Itsko take his wife's surname?

I have been informed, but not confirmed that some men took the surname
of the wife's family due to their "importance".

The researcher found 91 Birman >from 1858 revision list from
Narodichi...apparently a big and perhaps important clan there.

Thank you.

Gil Bardige
Columbus, Ohio, USA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Taking wife's surname or multiple surnames? #ukraine

gbardige@...
 

I need some advice >from the experts please.

I have recently received results >from the 1858 revision list records
from Narodichi (Naroditch) Ukraine (Zhitomir archives) looking into
the surname of Birman >from my maternal grandmother. My researcher,
found the following information about my Berman clan but
apparently spelled Birman in the document.

1. Yankel Kopel Fridman/Birman son Age 60 ( I thought I was related
to Fridman only by marriage, two generations ago). My maternal
grandmother c 1886 was a Birman >from Narodichi.
So my question is this guy a Fridman, that married into the Birman
family and took the wife's surname?

2. Similarly, Itsko Abelivich Geychman/Birman Age 35. Again I am
related to Geychman by marriage or so I thought (until DNA tests shows
a descendent as 3rd cousin). Did Itsko take his wife's surname?

I have been informed, but not confirmed that some men took the surname
of the wife's family due to their "importance".

The researcher found 91 Birman >from 1858 revision list from
Narodichi...apparently a big and perhaps important clan there.

Thank you.

Gil Bardige
Columbus, Ohio, USA


Fw: Rozniatow (Galicia) Cadastral Map 1851 now online! #ukraine

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi all:

I was ecstatic to see that at long last the cadastral map for my paternal
family's ancestral home of Rozniatow was posted to the GG MAp Room. I spent
many hours today scouring the map for any indication of the DEUTSCHER or
NUSBAUM famiy name and found none.

I realize that this map was >from 1851 and also that all landowner names are
not indicated, however I have good reason to believe that my DEITSCHER
family was in Rozniatow by this time. My 2nd ggf , Sheah Mendel DUETSCHER
was in the lumber business and by the late 19th century, he was a wealthy
man. His son, my ggf, Chaim DEUTSCHER was not born until about 1863. Chaim
had a large roadhouse on the Alter Dorf, not far >from the rail station. On
the property there were out buildings, some of which were still standing in
2005 when Rozniatow was visited by family members. The family also had a
butter and egg business. They candled eggs for the local farmers and made
butter in their creamery. Some of Chaim's sons continued their butter and
egg business when they arrived in New York City in the early 20th century.

I do not know much about the NUSBAUMs. My ggf was Mordecai NUSBAUM. He was
married to Sosia. Their daughter, my ggm was Feiga. She married Chaim
DEITSCHER in about 1881. Other children included L. NUSBAUM (male), Samuel,
and Taieva (female).

Hoping that someone spots something on this new (old) map that may help me
learn more about my Galician ancestors.

Happy Chanukah,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:20 -0800

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded a partial sketched cadastral map of
the town of Rozniatow (Rozhniativ, Rozhniatow, Rozniatow) >from 1851.
This excerpt >from the full map includes two sheets comprising the full
residential area of the town. <snip>

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozniatow-rozhniativ-1851/


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: Rozniatow (Galicia) Cadastral Map 1851 now online! #ukraine

Marlene Bishow
 

Hi all:

I was ecstatic to see that at long last the cadastral map for my paternal
family's ancestral home of Rozniatow was posted to the GG MAp Room. I spent
many hours today scouring the map for any indication of the DEUTSCHER or
NUSBAUM famiy name and found none.

I realize that this map was >from 1851 and also that all landowner names are
not indicated, however I have good reason to believe that my DEITSCHER
family was in Rozniatow by this time. My 2nd ggf , Sheah Mendel DUETSCHER
was in the lumber business and by the late 19th century, he was a wealthy
man. His son, my ggf, Chaim DEUTSCHER was not born until about 1863. Chaim
had a large roadhouse on the Alter Dorf, not far >from the rail station. On
the property there were out buildings, some of which were still standing in
2005 when Rozniatow was visited by family members. The family also had a
butter and egg business. They candled eggs for the local farmers and made
butter in their creamery. Some of Chaim's sons continued their butter and
egg business when they arrived in New York City in the early 20th century.

I do not know much about the NUSBAUMs. My ggf was Mordecai NUSBAUM. He was
married to Sosia. Their daughter, my ggm was Feiga. She married Chaim
DEITSCHER in about 1881. Other children included L. NUSBAUM (male), Samuel,
and Taieva (female).

Hoping that someone spots something on this new (old) map that may help me
learn more about my Galician ancestors.

Happy Chanukah,
Marlene Bishow
Rockville, MD

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:37:20 -0800

Gesher Galicia has just uploaded a partial sketched cadastral map of
the town of Rozniatow (Rozhniativ, Rozhniatow, Rozniatow) >from 1851.
This excerpt >from the full map includes two sheets comprising the full
residential area of the town. <snip>

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/rozniatow-rozhniativ-1851/


Is Anyone Going to the Waldheim Cemetery (Chicago)? #general

Carol Hochstadt
 

Dear Genners,
I would be very appreciative if anyone who is going to the Waldheim Cemetery
in Chicago for his or her own work would be willing to take photos of two
headstones for me. Knowing the Hebrew names should help to verify that these
two people are my relatives (hopefully one is a great-uncle).

I know that Waldheim is very large, so I would expect that only people going
to or near the following cemetery sections would be interested in helping:
Independent Western Star Order - Gate 18
Anshe Kanesses Israel #1 - Gate 25 (corner of Roosevelt & Des Plaines).

If you are able to help, please contact me privately so that I can provide
the names and exact locations.

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Is Anyone Going to the Waldheim Cemetery (Chicago)? #general

Carol Hochstadt
 

Dear Genners,
I would be very appreciative if anyone who is going to the Waldheim Cemetery
in Chicago for his or her own work would be willing to take photos of two
headstones for me. Knowing the Hebrew names should help to verify that these
two people are my relatives (hopefully one is a great-uncle).

I know that Waldheim is very large, so I would expect that only people going
to or near the following cemetery sections would be interested in helping:
Independent Western Star Order - Gate 18
Anshe Kanesses Israel #1 - Gate 25 (corner of Roosevelt & Des Plaines).

If you are able to help, please contact me privately so that I can provide
the names and exact locations.

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


Finding Ships' Manifests #general

Jerry Small
 

I must admit after searching various internet sites over the past months I
have come up empty in my search for a manifest entry for my grandfather.
I have a copy of a passport application document written in 1911 that clearly
states that he came to the US, landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard
the ship Victoria >from Hamburg, Germany. I also have a copy of his
naturalization document written in 1898 that also mentions June 1891 as the
entry date.

So, I am as sure as I can be that this date has some accuracy. Now I need to
find any record of the ship Victoria >from that time period and its manifest.
In my previous searches at Castle Garden this ship and date do not appear.
Any suggestion as to where to find information about this?

Could it be that this ship's papers >from that trip among many others were
lost or destroyed?

Would appreciate any pointers so that I can break through this barrier.

Jerry Small
jerry.small1947@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Ships' Manifests #general

Jerry Small
 

I must admit after searching various internet sites over the past months I
have come up empty in my search for a manifest entry for my grandfather.
I have a copy of a passport application document written in 1911 that clearly
states that he came to the US, landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard
the ship Victoria >from Hamburg, Germany. I also have a copy of his
naturalization document written in 1898 that also mentions June 1891 as the
entry date.

So, I am as sure as I can be that this date has some accuracy. Now I need to
find any record of the ship Victoria >from that time period and its manifest.
In my previous searches at Castle Garden this ship and date do not appear.
Any suggestion as to where to find information about this?

Could it be that this ship's papers >from that trip among many others were
lost or destroyed?

Would appreciate any pointers so that I can break through this barrier.

Jerry Small
jerry.small1947@...


City Directories #general

david rafky
 

1-How were the names and addresses collected for city directories? Did
census takers visit homes, did people go to city hall or other central
location to report their names and addresses, was it done via mail, or
some other means?

2-Did the directory authors simply continue listings >from year to year
unless told otherwise? That is, could a spelling error be passed down
from directory to directory in this manner if no correction was made?
I am particularly interested in the directories >from the first decades
of the 1900s in New York City, New Haven and Newark.

Thanks again to all the repondants to my previous question about
city directories.

Dave Rafky
Miami, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen City Directories #general

david rafky
 

1-How were the names and addresses collected for city directories? Did
census takers visit homes, did people go to city hall or other central
location to report their names and addresses, was it done via mail, or
some other means?

2-Did the directory authors simply continue listings >from year to year
unless told otherwise? That is, could a spelling error be passed down
from directory to directory in this manner if no correction was made?
I am particularly interested in the directories >from the first decades
of the 1900s in New York City, New Haven and Newark.

Thanks again to all the repondants to my previous question about
city directories.

Dave Rafky
Miami, Florida


Re: What Documents did Russian Jewish Immigrants need to enter US #general

Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

from the large number of excellent comments on this topic, it begs to
ask the question - Is there a definitive research paper/report/reference
which discusses this topic in regard to Russian (+other countries)
emigration to U.S. and Canada/Australia etc. for that matter.

If not, I propose that a SIG or JewishGen-sponsored study by someone with
credentials do some additional research or at the very least summarize this
very important information for future researchers.

Additional Notes:
1. This topic re: U.S. entry has been discussed in the Discussion Archives
as early as 2003: (Gladys Friedman PAULIN CGRS July 17, 2003).
2. Check out the JewishGen Manifest Markings Article by Marian L. SMITH
(Infofiles)

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator,
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Discussion Group Archives may be accessed via
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop
Marian Smith's "Manifest Markings" InfoFile may be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: What Documents did Russian Jewish Immigrants need to enter US #general

Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

from the large number of excellent comments on this topic, it begs to
ask the question - Is there a definitive research paper/report/reference
which discusses this topic in regard to Russian (+other countries)
emigration to U.S. and Canada/Australia etc. for that matter.

If not, I propose that a SIG or JewishGen-sponsored study by someone with
credentials do some additional research or at the very least summarize this
very important information for future researchers.

Additional Notes:
1. This topic re: U.S. entry has been discussed in the Discussion Archives
as early as 2003: (Gladys Friedman PAULIN CGRS July 17, 2003).
2. Check out the JewishGen Manifest Markings Article by Marian L. SMITH
(Infofiles)

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator,
Kolo Rypin Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
"tracing your Jewish ancestral links in north central Poland"
kenjdgen@...

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Discussion Group Archives may be accessed via
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop
Marian Smith's "Manifest Markings" InfoFile may be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/


New Rauh Jewish Archives website #general

Susan M. Melnick <SMMelnick@...>
 

The Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center invites you to visit our
new website

Generation to Generation: Family Stories Drawn >from the Rauh Jewish Stories
(www.jewishfamilieshistory.org).

The website uses archival documents, photographs, and links to other resources
to tell the stories of families >from Western Pennsylvania who have donated
their papers to the Rauh Jewish Archives. The website offers three ways to
explore family stories: through family profiles; through exhibits that link
common elements found in those stories; and with a searchable database of
burial records >from Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania.

Susan M. Melnick
Archivist, Rauh Jewish Archives
Senator John Heinz History Center
in association with the Smithsonian Institution
1212 Smallman Street|Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-454-6406
www.heinzhistorycenter.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Rauh Jewish Archives website #general

Susan M. Melnick <SMMelnick@...>
 

The Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center invites you to visit our
new website

Generation to Generation: Family Stories Drawn >from the Rauh Jewish Stories
(www.jewishfamilieshistory.org).

The website uses archival documents, photographs, and links to other resources
to tell the stories of families >from Western Pennsylvania who have donated
their papers to the Rauh Jewish Archives. The website offers three ways to
explore family stories: through family profiles; through exhibits that link
common elements found in those stories; and with a searchable database of
burial records >from Jewish cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania.

Susan M. Melnick
Archivist, Rauh Jewish Archives
Senator John Heinz History Center
in association with the Smithsonian Institution
1212 Smallman Street|Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-454-6406
www.heinzhistorycenter.org


(US) Notice of Proposed Rule Making for Certification for Accessing the Death Master File #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS just received this message >from the National Technical Information
Service about the certification program for accessing the Death Master File.
At the time of this posting the announcement was not found on the NTIS
website--the proposed rule is available and the site is mentioned below.

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) will be publishing a
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) describing a rule that would, if
implemented, establish, a certification program to replace the temporary
certification program currently in place for access to the DMF. This is
pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L.
113-67). The Notice is expected to be published in the Federal Register
Wednesday, December 24, 2014. The Notice invites public comments on the
proposed rule and certification program, and sets a 30 day comment period.
The Notice may be reviewed at
http://www.ntis.gov/assets/pdf/interim12-19-2014.pdf If there are any
inconsistencies between this document and the version published in the
Federal Register, the version published in the Federal Register governs.

Please note that the temporary certification program, established by NTIS
under the Interim Final Rule (79 Fed. Reg. 16668, March 26, 2014), remains
in effect.

Comments are due within 30 days of the notice of publication in the Federal
Register. The proposed rule has added a provision not in the interim the
rules which requires an attestation >from an accredited certification body
(independent third party) that the person has security systems in place to
protect the information. The proposed rule requires that the accreditation
body is accredited to the ISO/IEC Standard 27006-201 Information technology.
There is nothing in the notice that states what the fees will be for
accessing the actual data. IAJGS commented in the proposed interim rules
that the fees were exorbitant for those solo and small businesses.

For those considering certification in order to access the restricted Death
Master File I strongly encourage you to read the article by Dee Dee King
(see below) , the first forensic genealogist to be certified. Not only is
the access to the information very costly, the restricted database no longer
provides many of the data elements we were used to in the Social Security
Death Index (SSDI)-the commercial version of the DMF, nor does it have a
search engine that the genealogical firms used that facilitated the search.

Dee Dee's article : http://tinyurl.com/kr9g48z

Original url:
http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/wp-content/uploads/CAFG_Vol_4_Issue_3_DMF-Special.pdf

When the NPRM is posted in the Federal Register and the final date of
submitting comments is therefore available it will be posted to this
discussion list.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Notice of Proposed Rule Making for Certification for Accessing the Death Master File #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

IAJGS just received this message >from the National Technical Information
Service about the certification program for accessing the Death Master File.
At the time of this posting the announcement was not found on the NTIS
website--the proposed rule is available and the site is mentioned below.

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) will be publishing a
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) describing a rule that would, if
implemented, establish, a certification program to replace the temporary
certification program currently in place for access to the DMF. This is
pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L.
113-67). The Notice is expected to be published in the Federal Register
Wednesday, December 24, 2014. The Notice invites public comments on the
proposed rule and certification program, and sets a 30 day comment period.
The Notice may be reviewed at
http://www.ntis.gov/assets/pdf/interim12-19-2014.pdf If there are any
inconsistencies between this document and the version published in the
Federal Register, the version published in the Federal Register governs.

Please note that the temporary certification program, established by NTIS
under the Interim Final Rule (79 Fed. Reg. 16668, March 26, 2014), remains
in effect.

Comments are due within 30 days of the notice of publication in the Federal
Register. The proposed rule has added a provision not in the interim the
rules which requires an attestation >from an accredited certification body
(independent third party) that the person has security systems in place to
protect the information. The proposed rule requires that the accreditation
body is accredited to the ISO/IEC Standard 27006-201 Information technology.
There is nothing in the notice that states what the fees will be for
accessing the actual data. IAJGS commented in the proposed interim rules
that the fees were exorbitant for those solo and small businesses.

For those considering certification in order to access the restricted Death
Master File I strongly encourage you to read the article by Dee Dee King
(see below) , the first forensic genealogist to be certified. Not only is
the access to the information very costly, the restricted database no longer
provides many of the data elements we were used to in the Social Security
Death Index (SSDI)-the commercial version of the DMF, nor does it have a
search engine that the genealogical firms used that facilitated the search.

Dee Dee's article : http://tinyurl.com/kr9g48z

Original url:
http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/wp-content/uploads/CAFG_Vol_4_Issue_3_DMF-Special.pdf

When the NPRM is posted in the Federal Register and the final date of
submitting comments is therefore available it will be posted to this
discussion list.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee