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Re: Can't find anything on these ROMBRO relatives in NYC #general

Emily Garber
 

Carol Rombro Rider <cromrider@aol.com> was seeking city directory
listings for those who lived at 31 Montogomery Street, NYC in 1898.
She hoped to find a reverse directory.

I have not fully searched for an online reverse directory for NYC in
1898, however, while not perfect, one may search by address in most
online OCRed directories.

On Fold3, I navigated to the 1898 NY directory and searched on Rombro
to see how they wrote Montgomery (did they use any abbreviations?). It
was fully spelled "Montgomery," but was broken, in this listing, by a
hyphen. I then searched on "31 Montgomery."

I suggest putting the phrase in quotations to get both 31 and
Montgomery on the resulting pages. You will get some false positives
(house numbers that include 31 and others just Montgomery), but I did
find a few people at that exact address. I suggest also trying
shortened versions of Montgomery (just in case other listings
hyphenated it).

This method also works on Ancestry's directories. Use the keyword box
when searching. Unfortunately, I did not see a full 1898 directory on
Ancestry.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Can't find anything on these ROMBRO relatives in NYC #general

Emily Garber
 

Carol Rombro Rider <cromrider@aol.com> was seeking city directory
listings for those who lived at 31 Montogomery Street, NYC in 1898.
She hoped to find a reverse directory.

I have not fully searched for an online reverse directory for NYC in
1898, however, while not perfect, one may search by address in most
online OCRed directories.

On Fold3, I navigated to the 1898 NY directory and searched on Rombro
to see how they wrote Montgomery (did they use any abbreviations?). It
was fully spelled "Montgomery," but was broken, in this listing, by a
hyphen. I then searched on "31 Montgomery."

I suggest putting the phrase in quotations to get both 31 and
Montgomery on the resulting pages. You will get some false positives
(house numbers that include 31 and others just Montgomery), but I did
find a few people at that exact address. I suggest also trying
shortened versions of Montgomery (just in case other listings
hyphenated it).

This method also works on Ancestry's directories. Use the keyword box
when searching. Unfortunately, I did not see a full 1898 directory on
Ancestry.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


Re: Surname change in US Naturalization papers #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Rob Weisskirch asked about a name change >from Max CHARCHIRIN to Max
FISHKIN indicated on his naturalization papers, and whether that's
all that was required for a change of name vs. the formal process
used nowadays.

I answer - a formal name change is done via a court order. The
formal process leading to a court order a hundred years ago was
similar to the procedure used nowadays. However, a petition for
naturalization that is approved and admits somebody as a citizen is
also a court order - and often includes a name change. It
effectively bypasses the rest of the formal court procedure, but is
just as legal. So if the name change is mentioned on the petition,
it's a formal name change.

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surname change in US Naturalization papers #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Rob Weisskirch asked about a name change >from Max CHARCHIRIN to Max
FISHKIN indicated on his naturalization papers, and whether that's
all that was required for a change of name vs. the formal process
used nowadays.

I answer - a formal name change is done via a court order. The
formal process leading to a court order a hundred years ago was
similar to the procedure used nowadays. However, a petition for
naturalization that is approved and admits somebody as a citizen is
also a court order - and often includes a name change. It
effectively bypasses the rest of the formal court procedure, but is
just as legal. So if the name change is mentioned on the petition,
it's a formal name change.

Ira

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt is >from the Yizkor book of Klobuck, a town of about
1,000 Jews in 1897 when it was part of the Russian Empire, and later
became part of Poland. The chapter (http://bit.ly/295kcwH) is titled
"My Grandfather - the Pious, Believing Tailor." In it, Moshe Goldberg
tells the story of his grandfather Chaim Moshe and his thoughts and
emotions as his children left to move abroad.

The excerpt is here:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1125260677496086:0
[or http://tinyurl.com/j9b3zpu - MODERATOR]

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt is >from the Yizkor book of Klobuck, a town of about
1,000 Jews in 1897 when it was part of the Russian Empire, and later
became part of Poland. The chapter (http://bit.ly/295kcwH) is titled
"My Grandfather - the Pious, Believing Tailor." In it, Moshe Goldberg
tells the story of his grandfather Chaim Moshe and his thoughts and
emotions as his children left to move abroad.

The excerpt is here:
https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1125260677496086:0
[or http://tinyurl.com/j9b3zpu - MODERATOR]

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Seeking the next of kin of Heinrich LIEBER, Brzezany --> Bucharest #general

Orit Lavi
 

Dear friends,

Hersh LIEBER was born in Brzezany (then Galicia) in 1868. Before WWII he
lived in Chernivtsi (commonly known as Czernowitz).
He survived the war, and as of 1950 resided in Bucharest, Romania.

Some of his relatives resided before the war in Tlumacz, then Poland and now
Ukraine.

Any information about his next of kin would be greatly appreciated.

Kindly note that Heinrich LIEBER's extended family is documented in various
resources, as his grandfather was a prominent person.
I am only interested in tracing Heinrich's descendants, or his siblings'.

Thanks a lot and Shabbat Shalom,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel

MODERATOR: Please send any contact information directly to Orit.
Suggestions for research techniques or information sources that may
be of wider interest may be shared with this Group.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking the next of kin of Heinrich LIEBER, Brzezany --> Bucharest #general

Orit Lavi
 

Dear friends,

Hersh LIEBER was born in Brzezany (then Galicia) in 1868. Before WWII he
lived in Chernivtsi (commonly known as Czernowitz).
He survived the war, and as of 1950 resided in Bucharest, Romania.

Some of his relatives resided before the war in Tlumacz, then Poland and now
Ukraine.

Any information about his next of kin would be greatly appreciated.

Kindly note that Heinrich LIEBER's extended family is documented in various
resources, as his grandfather was a prominent person.
I am only interested in tracing Heinrich's descendants, or his siblings'.

Thanks a lot and Shabbat Shalom,

Orit Lavi
Tsukey Yam, Israel

MODERATOR: Please send any contact information directly to Orit.
Suggestions for research techniques or information sources that may
be of wider interest may be shared with this Group.


(US-PA) Jewish Communities Fight Odds to Keep Their Roots Alive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Tammy Hepps, a Jewish genealogist >from Pittsburgh, and on the Board of
JewishGen Directors and Board of Governors wrote the story about how
small-town Jewish communities are vanishing >from the perspective of a bus
tour taken by New Light Congregation Men's Club taking a tour of "striving
and shuttered" synagogues in the Ohio and Beaver Valleys of Pennsylvania.

This is a story not only relevant to Pennsylvania but to many other areas in
the US and elsewhere, where the small town synagogues are closing or are
closed. These synagogues "tell stories" of our local heritage when the
Jewish residents were immigrant merchants and farmers and then "faded" due
to population shifts as people left their old neighborhoods for the
urbanization of larger areas.

To read the article see: http://tinyurl.com/hmlwect
Original url:
http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/27220795/article--Jewish-communities-fight-the-odds--keep-their-roots-alive?instance=this_just_in

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson,
IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-PA) Jewish Communities Fight Odds to Keep Their Roots Alive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Tammy Hepps, a Jewish genealogist >from Pittsburgh, and on the Board of
JewishGen Directors and Board of Governors wrote the story about how
small-town Jewish communities are vanishing >from the perspective of a bus
tour taken by New Light Congregation Men's Club taking a tour of "striving
and shuttered" synagogues in the Ohio and Beaver Valleys of Pennsylvania.

This is a story not only relevant to Pennsylvania but to many other areas in
the US and elsewhere, where the small town synagogues are closing or are
closed. These synagogues "tell stories" of our local heritage when the
Jewish residents were immigrant merchants and farmers and then "faded" due
to population shifts as people left their old neighborhoods for the
urbanization of larger areas.

To read the article see: http://tinyurl.com/hmlwect
Original url:
http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/27220795/article--Jewish-communities-fight-the-odds--keep-their-roots-alive?instance=this_just_in

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson,
IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Genealogists.com opinions? #general

Bob Greenstein <bmelyven@...>
 

Dear Discussion Group,

My name is Bob Greenstein and I am as far as I can go researching my
family tree on my own. It's time to check out the archives in Poland,
Belarus and Russia where my family came from. To do that I need to
enlist the help of the experts.

I searched around and found a group called Genealogists.com who seem
to have a lot of expertise >from what I have been told by them. I
still feel uncomfortable. So I am asking for your help. Has anyone
used them before, heard of them, if so can tell me if they are
trustworthy and were you happy with your results any pros and con.

Private responses only.

Thank You,

Bob Greenstein
Researcher # 224149


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogists.com opinions? #general

Bob Greenstein <bmelyven@...>
 

Dear Discussion Group,

My name is Bob Greenstein and I am as far as I can go researching my
family tree on my own. It's time to check out the archives in Poland,
Belarus and Russia where my family came from. To do that I need to
enlist the help of the experts.

I searched around and found a group called Genealogists.com who seem
to have a lot of expertise >from what I have been told by them. I
still feel uncomfortable. So I am asking for your help. Has anyone
used them before, heard of them, if so can tell me if they are
trustworthy and were you happy with your results any pros and con.

Private responses only.

Thank You,

Bob Greenstein
Researcher # 224149


Volunteers needed who know Yiddish and MS Word #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

We are looking for Yiddish speakers who are mildly proficient with using
MS Word and have about 2 to 3 hours a week to devote to a project that
publishes translations of Memorial Books (Blach Buchs) of destroyed
Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

We need help with translating captions of images and placing them into
newly translated books using MS Word in preparation for publishing.

The original books were written in the 1950s-1970s mostly in Yiddish and
some in Hebrew. The Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project has already published
46 books.

People fluent in Yiddish with a knowledge of MS Word would be very
helpful to the project to facilitate our ability to publish books more
quickly. All work on the project is done by volunteers.

Books are sold at very low prices to enable this unique literature that
captures the intimate history of the Shtetls to be available to as many
people as possible. The project is part of JewishGen.org, the primary
source of Jewish genealogical information and is not-for-Profit.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html for a listing of all our
currently available books.

If you can help in any way please contact me directly at
joel.alpert@uwalumni.com

Joel Alpert,
Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of JewishGen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Volunteers needed who know Yiddish and MS Word #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

We are looking for Yiddish speakers who are mildly proficient with using
MS Word and have about 2 to 3 hours a week to devote to a project that
publishes translations of Memorial Books (Blach Buchs) of destroyed
Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.

We need help with translating captions of images and placing them into
newly translated books using MS Word in preparation for publishing.

The original books were written in the 1950s-1970s mostly in Yiddish and
some in Hebrew. The Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project has already published
46 books.

People fluent in Yiddish with a knowledge of MS Word would be very
helpful to the project to facilitate our ability to publish books more
quickly. All work on the project is done by volunteers.

Books are sold at very low prices to enable this unique literature that
captures the intimate history of the Shtetls to be available to as many
people as possible. The project is part of JewishGen.org, the primary
source of Jewish genealogical information and is not-for-Profit.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html for a listing of all our
currently available books.

If you can help in any way please contact me directly at
joel.alpert@uwalumni.com

Joel Alpert,
Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of JewishGen


Oradea Burial Records project progressing but needs funds. #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

Finally, we have downloaded records for the Oradea Burial Records project. Records
from Chevra Kadisha Book 3 were posted under the death records which supply a
wealth of genealogical information back as early as 1840.
Also, we entered 440 gravestone records >from the Velenta Cemetery. Unlike the
previous records , they are accompanied by pictures.
To see these files :


Click on Database
Click on : The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
In first column type in Town
Last Column type Oradea

Click on number
then at bottom of page jump to page 70 (start of our files)

If you view the full burial record, you will notice, that each record has a clear
photo of the stone.


Please consider contributing to this valuable project so that we can continue
documenting stones for the complete cemetery. (about 3000 total)

AT Homepage click on Donate

Click on HSIG or Romania Sig

At Romania Oradea Burial Records please type in what you can.

Thanks:

Roger Adler
San Antonio, Texas
Coordinator of Oradea Burial Records


Romania SIG #Romania Oradea Burial Records project progressing but needs funds. #romania

Roger Adler
 

Dear Siggers:

Finally, we have downloaded records for the Oradea Burial Records project. Records
from Chevra Kadisha Book 3 were posted under the death records which supply a
wealth of genealogical information back as early as 1840.
Also, we entered 440 gravestone records >from the Velenta Cemetery. Unlike the
previous records , they are accompanied by pictures.
To see these files :


Click on Database
Click on : The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
In first column type in Town
Last Column type Oradea

Click on number
then at bottom of page jump to page 70 (start of our files)

If you view the full burial record, you will notice, that each record has a clear
photo of the stone.


Please consider contributing to this valuable project so that we can continue
documenting stones for the complete cemetery. (about 3000 total)

AT Homepage click on Donate

Click on HSIG or Romania Sig

At Romania Oradea Burial Records please type in what you can.

Thanks:

Roger Adler
San Antonio, Texas
Coordinator of Oradea Burial Records


ViewMate - German Letter in Hebrew Script #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Although I think that I thanked all the respondents to my recent Viewmate
posting #48010 as well as those who responded by e-mail individually, I want
to thank all of them again. I think that I now know all of the names on the
list, although I still don't know who the people were besides for my
3rd-great-grandfather, his brother, and their wives.

In this regard, the list is on the reverse side of a letter written to my
great-great grandmother Babette (Bunle) Baer nee Klein by a brother. Besides
for the greeting which I can read, the letter is apparently written in
German using Hebrew script in 1825 which was prior to her marriage. I am
interested in a transliteration/translation, or if not possible then what
the letter is about.

The link is http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49135
Please respond on ViewMate or by off list e-mail. Thank you.

Ralph N. Baer RalphNBaer@aol.com Washington, DC


German SIG #Germany ViewMate - German Letter in Hebrew Script #germany

Ralph Baer
 

Although I think that I thanked all the respondents to my recent Viewmate
posting #48010 as well as those who responded by e-mail individually, I want
to thank all of them again. I think that I now know all of the names on the
list, although I still don't know who the people were besides for my
3rd-great-grandfather, his brother, and their wives.

In this regard, the list is on the reverse side of a letter written to my
great-great grandmother Babette (Bunle) Baer nee Klein by a brother. Besides
for the greeting which I can read, the letter is apparently written in
German using Hebrew script in 1825 which was prior to her marriage. I am
interested in a transliteration/translation, or if not possible then what
the letter is about.

The link is http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49135
Please respond on ViewMate or by off list e-mail. Thank you.

Ralph N. Baer RalphNBaer@aol.com Washington, DC


(Lithuania) Tunnel By Which 80 People Escaped Ponar Found #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A tunnel was discovered that was dug by hand by 80 Jews as they tried to
escape Ponar (today called Paneriai), a Nazi extermination site for Vilnius
Jews, where bodies were dumped into pits and buried. The researchers found
the tunnel below the surface of the ground between 5-9 feet by using radar
and radio waves. Because this team of researchers were able to trace the
tunnel >from entrance to exit it provides support to survivor accounts of
the effort to escape the pit.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/z4nxzlv

Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/science/holocaust-ponar-tunnel-
lithuania.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania (Lithuania) Tunnel By Which 80 People Escaped Ponar Found #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A tunnel was discovered that was dug by hand by 80 Jews as they tried to
escape Ponar (today called Paneriai), a Nazi extermination site for Vilnius
Jews, where bodies were dumped into pits and buried. The researchers found
the tunnel below the surface of the ground between 5-9 feet by using radar
and radio waves. Because this team of researchers were able to trace the
tunnel >from entrance to exit it provides support to survivor accounts of
the effort to escape the pit.

To read more see: http://tinyurl.com/z4nxzlv

Original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/science/holocaust-ponar-tunnel-
lithuania.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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