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U.S. Census #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I've noticed that a good resource for the U.S. Census has been left out of
the recent discussions on the topic. What is the resource? It is the local
public library. Most cities and/or counties in America have one or more
library branches which have full sets of the U.S. Census. Local libraries
are easy to get to and are free!!!

In my beginning forays as a researcher many years ago I spent much time in
the Main Public Library in Miami, FL, with great results. This was before
the advent of on-line databases where you have to pay for the information.
Later, when I tried these on-line databases to see how they compared with
looking through the Census manually, there was no comparison. For instance,
I couldn't find my grandfather at all and I had easily been able to do so
manually.

Also, sometimes, for some reason, one microfilmed set of the Census can be
better than another, so if you find a poor copy of a page, you might look at
a copy in another location. It is worth a try.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Searching EKMAN - Ilya and Dolginovo, Belarus #general

Michael Trapunsky <trapunsky@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching - anywhere - for the EKMAN family who were originally >from
Ilya and Dolginovo, Belarus.

If anyone knows any members of this family can you please contact me.

My great grandmother was part of this family as well.

Thanks very much,

Michael Trapunsky
Queens, New York, USA
trapunsky@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen U.S. Census #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

I've noticed that a good resource for the U.S. Census has been left out of
the recent discussions on the topic. What is the resource? It is the local
public library. Most cities and/or counties in America have one or more
library branches which have full sets of the U.S. Census. Local libraries
are easy to get to and are free!!!

In my beginning forays as a researcher many years ago I spent much time in
the Main Public Library in Miami, FL, with great results. This was before
the advent of on-line databases where you have to pay for the information.
Later, when I tried these on-line databases to see how they compared with
looking through the Census manually, there was no comparison. For instance,
I couldn't find my grandfather at all and I had easily been able to do so
manually.

Also, sometimes, for some reason, one microfilmed set of the Census can be
better than another, so if you find a poor copy of a page, you might look at
a copy in another location. It is worth a try.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching EKMAN - Ilya and Dolginovo, Belarus #general

Michael Trapunsky <trapunsky@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching - anywhere - for the EKMAN family who were originally >from
Ilya and Dolginovo, Belarus.

If anyone knows any members of this family can you please contact me.

My great grandmother was part of this family as well.

Thanks very much,

Michael Trapunsky
Queens, New York, USA
trapunsky@earthlink.net


Re: A better copy of a census page? #general

Judith Lipmanson <lipmanson@...>
 

I've had some less than stellar experiences with microfilm rented
from the FHC near me. After waiting 6-8 weeks, I've rec'd films that
were totally illegible because of blurriness or overexposure. I've asked
if it was because of the particular copy or because the original copy
was so bad, and was told that the "original" was bad. This didn't make
sense to me unless he meant, by original, the first film. I had ordered
a large number of films; about half were of limited or no utility to me
because portions of the record could not be read. These were marriage and
birth certificate indexes, and without this information I cannot order the
film of the certificates themselves.

As for Census pages, I've found the National Archives, either in D.C. or
a local branch, to be a superior source.

Judith Lipmanson

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Subject: Re: A better copy of a census page?
From: Barbara Niederhoff <iamthewind@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 17:14:47 -0600
X-Message-Number: 19


On the [xxx], I found a 1910 US Federal Census for New York,
Manhattan Borough. As it happens, the page I need is out of focus and
practically unreadable. I checked at the [xxx], the same blurred
image. Where can I get the better copy of this particular page (I know
the ED and the sheet number)?

There is a Family History Center at 3105 S Broadway, Fort Myers, Florida.
They're open Wed. through Fri., 9am-4pm. It costs $3.25 to rent the
microfilm. If it's impossible for you to visit the FHC, I can view
the film at a location near me. It may not be any help if the original
page was in bad shape, though.

Anyone can find where the FHCs are by going to
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp .
They're staffed by volunteers and usually have limited hours. The ones
near me at least are open on most Saturdays. Since they put their
catalog online, I've been able to search for the films I need at home
ahead of time & then I just bring the film information to the center. It
takes two trips: one to order and one to view. Not as convenient as
zipping online, but very valuable indeed because of the variety of
materials. I encourage everyone with an FHC nearby to check the catalog
& see what may be of use in your own research.

Barbara Niederhoff
Centennial CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A better copy of a census page? #general

Judith Lipmanson <lipmanson@...>
 

I've had some less than stellar experiences with microfilm rented
from the FHC near me. After waiting 6-8 weeks, I've rec'd films that
were totally illegible because of blurriness or overexposure. I've asked
if it was because of the particular copy or because the original copy
was so bad, and was told that the "original" was bad. This didn't make
sense to me unless he meant, by original, the first film. I had ordered
a large number of films; about half were of limited or no utility to me
because portions of the record could not be read. These were marriage and
birth certificate indexes, and without this information I cannot order the
film of the certificates themselves.

As for Census pages, I've found the National Archives, either in D.C. or
a local branch, to be a superior source.

Judith Lipmanson

-----
Subject: Re: A better copy of a census page?
From: Barbara Niederhoff <iamthewind@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 17:14:47 -0600
X-Message-Number: 19


On the [xxx], I found a 1910 US Federal Census for New York,
Manhattan Borough. As it happens, the page I need is out of focus and
practically unreadable. I checked at the [xxx], the same blurred
image. Where can I get the better copy of this particular page (I know
the ED and the sheet number)?

There is a Family History Center at 3105 S Broadway, Fort Myers, Florida.
They're open Wed. through Fri., 9am-4pm. It costs $3.25 to rent the
microfilm. If it's impossible for you to visit the FHC, I can view
the film at a location near me. It may not be any help if the original
page was in bad shape, though.

Anyone can find where the FHCs are by going to
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp .
They're staffed by volunteers and usually have limited hours. The ones
near me at least are open on most Saturdays. Since they put their
catalog online, I've been able to search for the films I need at home
ahead of time & then I just bring the film information to the center. It
takes two trips: one to order and one to view. Not as convenient as
zipping online, but very valuable indeed because of the variety of
materials. I encourage everyone with an FHC nearby to check the catalog
& see what may be of use in your own research.

Barbara Niederhoff
Centennial CO


Re: House number in birth record #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Addresses were identified by House Numbers. These numbers were assigned
as the houses were built. House numbers in sequence were not necessarily
near each other, unless they were assigned when the house numbering
system was developed and implemented.

House numbers were included in all birth and death records >from the
institution of civil registration in Galicia in 1784 until the time when
Street addresses (number and street name) were instituted. In Lwow,
street addresses were instituted before the turn of the 20th Century,
For most other towns, this occurred before World War I.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----

In Galician birth registers (post 1877) 2 of the sub-columns in column 2
are for the place of birth - one is the town, the other is the house
number. How were addresses identified at that time? Is there a street
name or were all the houses in the town identified solely by a house
number?

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net


JRI Poland #Poland Re: House number in birth record #poland

Mark Halpern
 

Addresses were identified by House Numbers. These numbers were assigned
as the houses were built. House numbers in sequence were not necessarily
near each other, unless they were assigned when the house numbering
system was developed and implemented.

House numbers were included in all birth and death records >from the
institution of civil registration in Galicia in 1784 until the time when
Street addresses (number and street name) were instituted. In Lwow,
street addresses were instituted before the turn of the 20th Century,
For most other towns, this occurred before World War I.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----

In Galician birth registers (post 1877) 2 of the sub-columns in column 2
are for the place of birth - one is the town, the other is the house
number. How were addresses identified at that time? Is there a street
name or were all the houses in the town identified solely by a house
number?

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net


Viewmate help please #poland

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I have posted 3 files on ViewMate which are >from a 1878 Galician birth
record. I believe they are occupations, and I believe they are in
German. I would appreciate some help deciphering and translating them.

The direct links are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6618
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6619
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6620

Please respond privately. Thank you for your help.

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)


ViewMate, Cyrillic B record - need reading of residence. #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

I posted on ViewMate another B record >from Gorzkow, LU, 45 km SSE of
Lublin. It is a B record >from 1903 for Lejbus DYCHTWALD, son of the couple
from ViewMate 6604, brother of Ester Blima in ViewMate 6605.
The residence has changed yet again and I need to know the exact wording
here - do they live in Gorzkow? I think both Gorzkow and Chelm are
mentioned, is Chelm the permanent residence? The record is located at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6612

Please reply directly to me.

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

e-mail: kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate help please #poland

Fran Segall <FranSegall@...>
 

I have posted 3 files on ViewMate which are >from a 1878 Galician birth
record. I believe they are occupations, and I believe they are in
German. I would appreciate some help deciphering and translating them.

The direct links are:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6618
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6619
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6620

Please respond privately. Thank you for your help.

Fran
Manassas, VA
FranSegall@comcast.net
***********************************
Doing research on:
Galicia, Poland: STRICK (Wielopole)
Galicia, Ukraine: LICHTMANN (Stanislavov/Ivano-Frankovs'k and
Bolszowce/Bol'shovtsy)


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate, Cyrillic B record - need reading of residence. #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

I posted on ViewMate another B record >from Gorzkow, LU, 45 km SSE of
Lublin. It is a B record >from 1903 for Lejbus DYCHTWALD, son of the couple
from ViewMate 6604, brother of Ester Blima in ViewMate 6605.
The residence has changed yet again and I need to know the exact wording
here - do they live in Gorzkow? I think both Gorzkow and Chelm are
mentioned, is Chelm the permanent residence? The record is located at

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6612

Please reply directly to me.

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archives Project Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

e-mail: kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


Cadastral Survey #galicia

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm not certain if the terms "Cadastral" and "Kataster" are the same. If
they are, then the fee-based Krakow website has generated a "Kataster
Database" for documents in the Krakow Archives.

Data available online includes: Archives Reference Number, Document
Number, Status, First Name and Surname, Maiden Name, Birth Date, Birth
Place, Marriage Date and Place, Profession, Address, and Comments. The
original document may contain additional information and must be
purchased through the Polish group that is onsite.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA


Pre-1826 Vital Records of Poland #poland

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
 

Prior to 1826 (roughly 1808-1825) vital records were kept by the Catholic
Church in Russia Poland. Starting in 1826, vital records were kept by
religion. Starting in that year they appear "Jewish records." That is how
the Mormon (LDS) Family History Library catalogs its collection.

If you see Jewish Records in the LDS collection starting in 1826 it
virtually -guarantees- that there are Jewish records, pre-1826, in the LDS
Catholic Records collection.

Gary Mokotoff


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Cadastral Survey #galicia

Stephanie Weiner <laguna@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I'm not certain if the terms "Cadastral" and "Kataster" are the same. If
they are, then the fee-based Krakow website has generated a "Kataster
Database" for documents in the Krakow Archives.

Data available online includes: Archives Reference Number, Document
Number, Status, First Name and Surname, Maiden Name, Birth Date, Birth
Place, Marriage Date and Place, Profession, Address, and Comments. The
original document may contain additional information and must be
purchased through the Polish group that is onsite.

Stephanie Weiner
San Diego, CA


JRI Poland #Poland Pre-1826 Vital Records of Poland #poland

Gary Mokotoff (Optonline) <garymokotoff@...>
 

Prior to 1826 (roughly 1808-1825) vital records were kept by the Catholic
Church in Russia Poland. Starting in 1826, vital records were kept by
religion. Starting in that year they appear "Jewish records." That is how
the Mormon (LDS) Family History Library catalogs its collection.

If you see Jewish Records in the LDS collection starting in 1826 it
virtually -guarantees- that there are Jewish records, pre-1826, in the LDS
Catholic Records collection.

Gary Mokotoff


Cadastral records Ustrzyki Dolne #galicia

dathaler@...
 

Dear Genners,

Logan Kleinwaks and Pamela Weisberger messages on cadastral records remind
me I have Ustrzyki Dolne's 1852 cadastral map and related cross data for
Jewish owners.
I'm today sending it privately to Pamela and will forward it upon any fellow
researcher request.

Let me mention this small piece of data was collected by my friend Gabriella
Thaler-Leibundgut thanks to Ustrzyki Dolne's history researcher Maciej
Augustyn.

Good luck

David Thaler
Buenos Aires/ Argentina

searching:
Galicia- Ustrzyki Dolne: THALER
Galicia- Dynow : TALMUD, GRÜNBAUM
Odessa area/Ukraine:OSTROVSKY, WASSERMAN, RESNIK


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Cadastral records Ustrzyki Dolne #galicia

dathaler@...
 

Dear Genners,

Logan Kleinwaks and Pamela Weisberger messages on cadastral records remind
me I have Ustrzyki Dolne's 1852 cadastral map and related cross data for
Jewish owners.
I'm today sending it privately to Pamela and will forward it upon any fellow
researcher request.

Let me mention this small piece of data was collected by my friend Gabriella
Thaler-Leibundgut thanks to Ustrzyki Dolne's history researcher Maciej
Augustyn.

Good luck

David Thaler
Buenos Aires/ Argentina

searching:
Galicia- Ustrzyki Dolne: THALER
Galicia- Dynow : TALMUD, GRÜNBAUM
Odessa area/Ukraine:OSTROVSKY, WASSERMAN, RESNIK


Seeking information on ROSENSTOCK of Bavaria pre-1855 #usa

Rubin, Michael <mrubin@...>
 

I'm looking for information (specifically town of origin) on Jacob
ROSENSTOCK and family (born ~1827, died 1902) who arrived in the US
before 1855. Lived in New York City until the 1870s then in Redbank,
NJ. Wife - Rachel/Regina. Children - Samuel, Gussie, Henry. Thank you.

Michael Rubin Newton, MA <mrubin@sonusnet.com>

MODERATOR NOTE- Everyone, always - when you ask a question like this one
you should tell us what research tools you have already tried. MOD


Dr. Nathan Adler Lodge #general

Shari Kantrow
 

Dear Genners,
Please let me thank all who responded privately and
publicly to my questions regarding the Dr. Nathan
Adler Lodge. Several genners have made two excellent
points.
1. Dr. Nathan Adler was a chief rabbi in England,
well loved and revered
2. Knowing this 2 distinct lodges have chosen to
honor him. The lodges most likely have nothing to do
with each other.
Although, this probably doesn't help point me in
any particular direction with my SCHNEIDER ancestors
associated with this lodge, nevertheless, it is nice
to know.
Regards,
Shari Kantrow

researching:
MEYER, KAFKA, KUPFER, SCHAFF -Russian/Poland>NY
BLITZER,KARPET,JACOBSON,LANDSMAN, BLITZMAN,BLAZER
PLATZMAN, REYITTS (REIZ)Kamenets-Podolskiy, Podolia >NY
HABERMAN,DICKMAN,SZWARZ- Bukaczowce,Siemikowce>NY
SCHNEIDER, MILBAUER, MEYER - Austria
SCHWARTZ,,SHAPIRO- Bursztyn,Kuropatniki-Galicia>NY