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Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Aug. 30 meeting: "Jewish Genetics" by Dr. Murray Brilliant, Phd #general

events@...
 

Murray Brilliant, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Laboratory of
Genetics, will speak about "Jewish Genetics" at the 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30,
2015, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. The event will
be held at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get
help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main
program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, phone 312-666-0100 or see jgsi.org.

Murray Brilliant's presentation will focus on Jewish genetic history with an
emphasis on the Ashkenazi population. Among the questions he will consider are
the following: Are we European, Middle Eastern or other? How many people do we
descend from? How closely are we related to one another? What are the genetic
tools that we can use?

He is on the faculty of the Laboratory of Genetics in the School of Medicine
and Public Health, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the director of the Center for Human Genetics
at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and holder of the James Weber
Endowed Chair.

Prior to joining the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in 2009, Dr. Brilliant
was the Lindholm Professor of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the
University of Arizona College of Medicine since 1997. He also chaired the
Research Steering Committee of the Department of Pediatrics and was director of
the Genetics Graduate Program at the University of Arizona.

He has also held faculty positions at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine
(1986-1989); The Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia (1989-1997); and the
University of Arizona College of Medicine (1997-2009). He has 25 years of
experience in the molecular genetics of mice and humans. In particular, his
efforts have led to the identification of three genes for albinism:
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 1 and Oculocutaneous albinism types 2 and 4.

Dr. Brilliant received his doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental
biology >from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1984. His current research
interests include: the relationship between albinism and leprosy; development of
treatments to improve vision in people with albinism; early detection and
prevention of age-related macular degeneration; and genetic services disparities
among Native Americans.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois Aug. 30 meeting: "Jewish Genetics" by Dr. Murray Brilliant, Phd #general

events@...
 

Murray Brilliant, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Laboratory of
Genetics, will speak about "Jewish Genetics" at the 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30,
2015, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. The event will
be held at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate members who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get
help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main
program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, phone 312-666-0100 or see jgsi.org.

Murray Brilliant's presentation will focus on Jewish genetic history with an
emphasis on the Ashkenazi population. Among the questions he will consider are
the following: Are we European, Middle Eastern or other? How many people do we
descend from? How closely are we related to one another? What are the genetic
tools that we can use?

He is on the faculty of the Laboratory of Genetics in the School of Medicine
and Public Health, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the director of the Center for Human Genetics
at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and holder of the James Weber
Endowed Chair.

Prior to joining the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in 2009, Dr. Brilliant
was the Lindholm Professor of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the
University of Arizona College of Medicine since 1997. He also chaired the
Research Steering Committee of the Department of Pediatrics and was director of
the Genetics Graduate Program at the University of Arizona.

He has also held faculty positions at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine
(1986-1989); The Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia (1989-1997); and the
University of Arizona College of Medicine (1997-2009). He has 25 years of
experience in the molecular genetics of mice and humans. In particular, his
efforts have led to the identification of three genes for albinism:
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 1 and Oculocutaneous albinism types 2 and 4.

Dr. Brilliant received his doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental
biology >from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1984. His current research
interests include: the relationship between albinism and leprosy; development of
treatments to improve vision in people with albinism; early detection and
prevention of age-related macular degeneration; and genetic services disparities
among Native Americans.

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Looking for a person in Israel #general

Barbara <bj1friends@...>
 

I am looking for a great-great-uncle who is said to have survived WWII and
emigrated to Israel where he later died. I do not read Hebrew well enough to
search names. If someone is willing to help me, please contact me at this email.
Thank you so much in advance.

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Searching ZLATES (USA, BELARUS, ISRAEL), SLATAS, SLONIMSKY, WEINGER,
PASSIN, PESSIN, PASEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for a person in Israel #general

Barbara <bj1friends@...>
 

I am looking for a great-great-uncle who is said to have survived WWII and
emigrated to Israel where he later died. I do not read Hebrew well enough to
search names. If someone is willing to help me, please contact me at this email.
Thank you so much in advance.

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Searching ZLATES (USA, BELARUS, ISRAEL), SLATAS, SLONIMSKY, WEINGER,
PASSIN, PESSIN, PASEIN


Viewmate 41567 - Polish marriage record in Russian #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have posted a Polish marriage record >from 1898 to Viewmate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41567

As is usual in these cases the document in written in Russian.
This is the marriage between Icek Chrzan and Ita Dwojra Semniak.

I would like to know all the names of the participants, dates and places
mentioned, including any information about them such as occupation,
ages, etc.

Thank you.

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply directly to Paul via email or via the form in
ViewMate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 41567 - Polish marriage record in Russian #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I have posted a Polish marriage record >from 1898 to Viewmate

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41567

As is usual in these cases the document in written in Russian.
This is the marriage between Icek Chrzan and Ita Dwojra Semniak.

I would like to know all the names of the participants, dates and places
mentioned, including any information about them such as occupation,
ages, etc.

Thank you.

Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply directly to Paul via email or via the form in
ViewMate.


Seeking Faina KLIMOVITSKY nee FAUBUSOVICH from Unecha Russia and Bat Yam, Israel #general

yossi fay <yossewe@...>
 

I am searching for information about Faina KLIMOVITSKY who posted a testimony
on Yad Vashem in 1992 about her brothers Solomon and Zalman FAIBUSOVICH >from
Unecha in Russia.

My father was also Solomon FEIBYSOWICZ (spelling varies), born in Brzesko,
Poland and the only known survivor of his family. His father (my grandfather)
was Josef FEIBYSOWICZ who was born in Starodub Russia, 35 km >from Unecha

I believe Faina migrated to Israel and lived in Bat Yam but am unable to find
any information about her or any immediate family.

I would be grateful for any assistance in this search

Joseph Feiber (nee Feibysowicz)
Melbourne, Australia yossewe@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Faina KLIMOVITSKY nee FAUBUSOVICH from Unecha Russia and Bat Yam, Israel #general

yossi fay <yossewe@...>
 

I am searching for information about Faina KLIMOVITSKY who posted a testimony
on Yad Vashem in 1992 about her brothers Solomon and Zalman FAIBUSOVICH >from
Unecha in Russia.

My father was also Solomon FEIBYSOWICZ (spelling varies), born in Brzesko,
Poland and the only known survivor of his family. His father (my grandfather)
was Josef FEIBYSOWICZ who was born in Starodub Russia, 35 km >from Unecha

I believe Faina migrated to Israel and lived in Bat Yam but am unable to find
any information about her or any immediate family.

I would be grateful for any assistance in this search

Joseph Feiber (nee Feibysowicz)
Melbourne, Australia yossewe@hotmail.com


Viewmate Translation Request - old Polish #general

JW <njww@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted on ViewMate an official document which is written in old
Polish. It is on the ViewMate site at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41588

I would like to know the maiden name of the groom's mother.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Jeff Werner
wernj@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request - old Polish #general

JW <njww@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I have posted on ViewMate an official document which is written in old
Polish. It is on the ViewMate site at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41588

I would like to know the maiden name of the groom's mother.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Jeff Werner
wernj@comcast.net


ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia@...>
 

Dear Genners
I have posted four vital records >from Bolszowce on View mate. The
records are in Polish
and I would appreciate very much translation of all notes.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41574
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41575
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41576
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41577

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

Lea Haber Gedalia
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Lea Haber Gedalia <leahgedalia@...>
 

Dear Genners
I have posted four vital records >from Bolszowce on View mate. The
records are in Polish
and I would appreciate very much translation of all notes.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41574
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41575
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41576
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM41577

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

Lea Haber Gedalia
Israel


Cong. Bnai Israel-Brooklyn, NY #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to verify and contact a Cong. Bnai Israel in Brooklyn
which at the early part of the 20th cent. was at the corner of Bedford
Ave and Hewes St. Researching the net I see that 3 cong.Bnai Israel
exist today in Brooklyn, but none at the above corner. There is one
several blocks >from Bedford Ave. but that doesn't assure that this is
the Congregation I am looking for.

I presume that the Bnai Israel I am searching was (is) an orthodox
shul. In 1918 they hired a Rabbi Jacob Dolgenas and I would like to
see a picture of this Rabbi.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cong. Bnai Israel-Brooklyn, NY #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am trying to verify and contact a Cong. Bnai Israel in Brooklyn
which at the early part of the 20th cent. was at the corner of Bedford
Ave and Hewes St. Researching the net I see that 3 cong.Bnai Israel
exist today in Brooklyn, but none at the above corner. There is one
several blocks >from Bedford Ave. but that doesn't assure that this is
the Congregation I am looking for.

I presume that the Bnai Israel I am searching was (is) an orthodox
shul. In 1918 they hired a Rabbi Jacob Dolgenas and I would like to
see a picture of this Rabbi.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Q&A session with Yefim A Kogan in Bessarabian/Moldavian Jewish Roots group on Facebook #bessarabia

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

Dear Bessarabians,

I am happy to announce that Yefim Kogan, Besssarabia SIG Coordinator,
agreed to join members of Bessarabian/Moldavian Jewish Roots group on
Facebook and answer their questions next Monday, August 10th >from 6 to
7 pm e.t.

The group members will be able to post questions prior to and during
the session. All questions should be related to the group's focus area
- Bessarabia/Moldova and Transnistria. Please come and join our group
at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/.

Inna Vayner

Bessarabian / Moldavian Jewish Roots Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/

Researching:
VAYNER/VAINER/WEINER/WAINER Tiraspol, Odessa DEKHTYAR/DEGTIAR/DEKTAR Tiraspol, Odessa
MAYZLER/MAIZLER Nezavertailovka, Tiraspol SOBOL/SOBEL Nezavertailvoka, Tiraspol, Benderi
SHEINFELD/SHEYNFELD Kishinev, Tiraspol STUDIVNOVSKY Tiraspol, Grigoriopol, Odessa
GRANOVSKY/GRANOWSKIY Petroverovka/Zhovten, Odessa, Tiraspol


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Q&A session with Yefim A Kogan in Bessarabian/Moldavian Jewish Roots group on Facebook #bessarabia

Inna Vayner <innanes@...>
 

Dear Bessarabians,

I am happy to announce that Yefim Kogan, Besssarabia SIG Coordinator,
agreed to join members of Bessarabian/Moldavian Jewish Roots group on
Facebook and answer their questions next Monday, August 10th >from 6 to
7 pm e.t.

The group members will be able to post questions prior to and during
the session. All questions should be related to the group's focus area
- Bessarabia/Moldova and Transnistria. Please come and join our group
at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/.

Inna Vayner

Bessarabian / Moldavian Jewish Roots Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bessarabian.Moldavian.Jewishroots/

Researching:
VAYNER/VAINER/WEINER/WAINER Tiraspol, Odessa DEKHTYAR/DEGTIAR/DEKTAR Tiraspol, Odessa
MAYZLER/MAIZLER Nezavertailovka, Tiraspol SOBOL/SOBEL Nezavertailvoka, Tiraspol, Benderi
SHEINFELD/SHEYNFELD Kishinev, Tiraspol STUDIVNOVSKY Tiraspol, Grigoriopol, Odessa
GRANOVSKY/GRANOWSKIY Petroverovka/Zhovten, Odessa, Tiraspol


New map for Stare Miasto & the hamlet of Przychojec (Gmina Lezajsk) on Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Just added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room...

Stare Miasto Cadastral Map 1890

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/stare-miasto-1890/

A selectively-colored cadastral map of the village of Stare Miasto (of
the Gmina Lezajsk), with the hamlet of Przychojec, surveyed in 1890 in
Galicia, today in Poland.

This excerpt includes all of the southern and central lands, and all
residential areas. This later map uses Polish language throughout,
acknowledging the greater autonomy of Galicia within the Empire. A
working intermediate-stage map, this print uses an earlier lithograph
as base for field updates, and each sheet was quartered and
board-backed for folding so it could be easily carried and deployed in
the field with in-situ revisions. This small village has no visible
center, but the map clearly shows developing residential centers in
several locations, plus a church and a few large estates. Images for
this map were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w
Rzeszowie in Poland.

The entire map room collection is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New map for Stare Miasto & the hamlet of Przychojec (Gmina Lezajsk) on Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map Room #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Just added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room...

Stare Miasto Cadastral Map 1890

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/stare-miasto-1890/

A selectively-colored cadastral map of the village of Stare Miasto (of
the Gmina Lezajsk), with the hamlet of Przychojec, surveyed in 1890 in
Galicia, today in Poland.

This excerpt includes all of the southern and central lands, and all
residential areas. This later map uses Polish language throughout,
acknowledging the greater autonomy of Galicia within the Empire. A
working intermediate-stage map, this print uses an earlier lithograph
as base for field updates, and each sheet was quartered and
board-backed for folding so it could be easily carried and deployed in
the field with in-situ revisions. This small village has no visible
center, but the map clearly shows developing residential centers in
several locations, plus a church and a few large estates. Images for
this map were provided to Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w
Rzeszowie in Poland.

The entire map room collection is here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com


NYC (Bronx) Court Records - Divorce Complaint - further research #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Richard Stower writes about an interesting divorce and desertion case
in NYC (family originally >from Galicia):

"My grandmother, Rose KANNER (b. Dabrowa Tarnowska) married Jacob
(Jack) GROSS (b. Chortkov) in NYC. Soon after my mother was born my
grandfather abandoned the family. In the early 1950s it was found that my
grandfather had married Katie ROSENBERG in the late 1940s without having
divorced my grandmother. The family memory is that my grandfather was
arrested for bigamy and spent time in Rikers Island. In 1953 my grandmother
sued for divorce, which was granted. I have the Final Judgement in the case
but I would like to get access to the original complaint. Does anyone have a
suggestion as to how to get the complaint?

Also, any ideas to get access to the court and/or prison records regarding
the bigamy charge against my grandfather?

Finally, in the divorce decree there is a provision that "it shall not be lawful
for the defendant [my grandfather] to marry any person other than the
plaintiff [my grandmother] during the lifetime of the plaintiff, except by
express permission of the Court." Is this common in a divorce?"

And...

"Following a suggestion, I emailed Mark Nusebaum, Records Manager of the
Office of the Bronx County Clerk with my request for the divorce complaint
regarding my grandparents. Fortunately I had in my possession the final
judgement of the divorce which nullified the restriction of records of a
divorce within a hundred years. Had not Mr. Nusebaum taken yesterday off,
I would have had the complaint emailed to me within 24 hours of my
request rather than the 45 hours it took! Amazing."

Congratulations on getting a copy of the court records. Divorce cases can
be among the most fascinating and insightful documents for genealogists
because of what is discussed within the case records.

Two more thoughts on continued research since your grandfather deserted
the family. You might want to check out the records of the "National
Desertion Bureau" (NDB) at the Yivo Institute:

http://www.yivoarchives.org/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=32686

This agency was organized in 1905 and gave assistance to Jewish immigrant
women who had been deserted by their husbands. The name was later
changed to Family Location Service. They have about 20,000 case files with
index cards arranged alphabetically. It was through this service that
husbands who left their families and traveled to other states, marrying other
women and having other children, were eventually tracked down. Without
their services most of these men would not be found.

I think the records are kept off-site, and you may have to prove your
relationship to the person in question, but contacting Yivo should offer more
information. Yivo's home page: http://yivo.org

As for "absolute divorce" which meant the party to blame in the divorce
(adultery, desertion, etc.) was not allowed to marry during the lifetime of the
wronged party. This rather archaic law was in force until the 1960s I believe.
Remember all those Reno, Nevada and Mexican divorces people used to get?
That's why. Couples who mutually wanted to get divorced either went out of
state or used setups where the husband agreed to be photographed with a
woman to justify the adultery claim, even when it didn't exist. (I have at least
one first-hand account of this happening in the 1940s. I'm sure there were
lawyers who arranged these "staged" events so couples in agreement could
move on quickly with their lives.) More on NYC divorces here:

http://www.brandeslaw.com/grounds_for_divorce/history.htm

To bring more human interest to your story, try searching in historical
newspapers for stories about your grandfather. You never know what might
pop up.

Also, the Jewish Daily Forward (in cooperation with the NDB) carried a regular
item called "The Gallery of the Missing Husband" (with photos!) to assist the
great number of abandoned wives writing to the paper. This column began in
1911. Because The Forward is in Yiddish, the research is more challenging,
but if you know the date of an event (perhaps memorialized in the divorce
papers) you might have success.

I found a relative married in NYC 1892 who accused his wife of adultery and
was divorced, then remarried a widow, then divorce #1 was overturned by a
NY judge the following year (making him a bigamist by default) followed by
an altercation with wife #2 in Chicago over money, followed by another
divorce on the grounds of cruelty in Denver, before returning to wife #1 and
moving to Little Rock. Without the newspaper article I never would have
known about the Chicago altercation and the Denver divorce.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia NYC (Bronx) Court Records - Divorce Complaint - further research #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Richard Stower writes about an interesting divorce and desertion case
in NYC (family originally >from Galicia):

"My grandmother, Rose KANNER (b. Dabrowa Tarnowska) married Jacob
(Jack) GROSS (b. Chortkov) in NYC. Soon after my mother was born my
grandfather abandoned the family. In the early 1950s it was found that my
grandfather had married Katie ROSENBERG in the late 1940s without having
divorced my grandmother. The family memory is that my grandfather was
arrested for bigamy and spent time in Rikers Island. In 1953 my grandmother
sued for divorce, which was granted. I have the Final Judgement in the case
but I would like to get access to the original complaint. Does anyone have a
suggestion as to how to get the complaint?

Also, any ideas to get access to the court and/or prison records regarding
the bigamy charge against my grandfather?

Finally, in the divorce decree there is a provision that "it shall not be lawful
for the defendant [my grandfather] to marry any person other than the
plaintiff [my grandmother] during the lifetime of the plaintiff, except by
express permission of the Court." Is this common in a divorce?"

And...

"Following a suggestion, I emailed Mark Nusebaum, Records Manager of the
Office of the Bronx County Clerk with my request for the divorce complaint
regarding my grandparents. Fortunately I had in my possession the final
judgement of the divorce which nullified the restriction of records of a
divorce within a hundred years. Had not Mr. Nusebaum taken yesterday off,
I would have had the complaint emailed to me within 24 hours of my
request rather than the 45 hours it took! Amazing."

Congratulations on getting a copy of the court records. Divorce cases can
be among the most fascinating and insightful documents for genealogists
because of what is discussed within the case records.

Two more thoughts on continued research since your grandfather deserted
the family. You might want to check out the records of the "National
Desertion Bureau" (NDB) at the Yivo Institute:

http://www.yivoarchives.org/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=32686

This agency was organized in 1905 and gave assistance to Jewish immigrant
women who had been deserted by their husbands. The name was later
changed to Family Location Service. They have about 20,000 case files with
index cards arranged alphabetically. It was through this service that
husbands who left their families and traveled to other states, marrying other
women and having other children, were eventually tracked down. Without
their services most of these men would not be found.

I think the records are kept off-site, and you may have to prove your
relationship to the person in question, but contacting Yivo should offer more
information. Yivo's home page: http://yivo.org

As for "absolute divorce" which meant the party to blame in the divorce
(adultery, desertion, etc.) was not allowed to marry during the lifetime of the
wronged party. This rather archaic law was in force until the 1960s I believe.
Remember all those Reno, Nevada and Mexican divorces people used to get?
That's why. Couples who mutually wanted to get divorced either went out of
state or used setups where the husband agreed to be photographed with a
woman to justify the adultery claim, even when it didn't exist. (I have at least
one first-hand account of this happening in the 1940s. I'm sure there were
lawyers who arranged these "staged" events so couples in agreement could
move on quickly with their lives.) More on NYC divorces here:

http://www.brandeslaw.com/grounds_for_divorce/history.htm

To bring more human interest to your story, try searching in historical
newspapers for stories about your grandfather. You never know what might
pop up.

Also, the Jewish Daily Forward (in cooperation with the NDB) carried a regular
item called "The Gallery of the Missing Husband" (with photos!) to assist the
great number of abandoned wives writing to the paper. This column began in
1911. Because The Forward is in Yiddish, the research is more challenging,
but if you know the date of an event (perhaps memorialized in the divorce
papers) you might have success.

I found a relative married in NYC 1892 who accused his wife of adultery and
was divorced, then remarried a widow, then divorce #1 was overturned by a
NY judge the following year (making him a bigamist by default) followed by
an altercation with wife #2 in Chicago over money, followed by another
divorce on the grounds of cruelty in Denver, before returning to wife #1 and
moving to Little Rock. Without the newspaper article I never would have
known about the Chicago altercation and the Denver divorce.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com

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