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Re: Town Schalen in Germany? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Gloria Resin wrote:

I found my great grandparents immigration record today-they arrived at
Castle Gardens in 1888. I understood that they came >from Lithuania but
the record says their residence was Schalen, Russland and that they were
German. I assume that's Russia but has anyone heard of the town Schalen
or one that sounds like it in Germany?
...

Gloria,

"Schalen" is most probably another variation name of the mighty Jewish town
Siauliai in Lithuania.
One of the town known variant name is Schaulen.

--
Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town Schalen in Germany? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Gloria Resin wrote:

I found my great grandparents immigration record today-they arrived at
Castle Gardens in 1888. I understood that they came >from Lithuania but
the record says their residence was Schalen, Russland and that they were
German. I assume that's Russia but has anyone heard of the town Schalen
or one that sounds like it in Germany?
...

Gloria,

"Schalen" is most probably another variation name of the mighty Jewish town
Siauliai in Lithuania.
One of the town known variant name is Schaulen.

--
Best Regards,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF Editor


Re: Naturalization Records in New York #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Rees Chapman found a relative listed in the Index to Declaration of
Intent for Naturalization: New York County, 1907-1924, but he wants to
avoid making a trip to New York and can't locate the documents on line.
(I assume that he found this index listing on Ancestry.com.)

Unfortunately, the documents are not accessible on line. They're in
books and on microfilm in the Old Records Division of the New York County
Clerk's office. Their address is County Clerk Archives, 31 Chambers
Street, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10007. The telephone number is
646-386-5395. I believe that they can be requested by mail, but I'm not
sure of the fee schedule, so ask them.

Copies can also be ordered through the federal government through the
USCIS. They may have some paperwork that is not in the County Clerk's
office, but since these are copies, the quality is not as good.

But I can't figure out why Rees doesn't want to come to New York City...

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naturalization Records in New York #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Rees Chapman found a relative listed in the Index to Declaration of
Intent for Naturalization: New York County, 1907-1924, but he wants to
avoid making a trip to New York and can't locate the documents on line.
(I assume that he found this index listing on Ancestry.com.)

Unfortunately, the documents are not accessible on line. They're in
books and on microfilm in the Old Records Division of the New York County
Clerk's office. Their address is County Clerk Archives, 31 Chambers
Street, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10007. The telephone number is
646-386-5395. I believe that they can be requested by mail, but I'm not
sure of the fee schedule, so ask them.

Copies can also be ordered through the federal government through the
USCIS. They may have some paperwork that is not in the County Clerk's
office, but since these are copies, the quality is not as good.

But I can't figure out why Rees doesn't want to come to New York City...

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


MORRIS Family + ABELSON - a success story #general

Ann Linder
 

Because of everyone's kindness and generosity I have had success in
locating 2 descendants of the Morris family alive & well in England,
grandsons of Katie and David Morris.
I know that I thanked most if not all of you who emailed me directly
with helpful information. I also want to thank those of you who
posted responses to my queries.

I have been searching for Katie MORRIS for about a year and hit brick
walls every step of the way. She was >from Poland & was my great
grandmother's sister. And because only one family picture survived
the Holocaust I was determined to find her descendants to see if
perhaps I could find more pre-war photos. It was due to a sister of
Katie, also in the UK, that we have the singular picture. So while I
still do not know yet if more such photo(s) exist, I am hopeful once
again. And I've found more cousins!

Thank you once again for taking the time on my behalf to help.
--
Ann Linder
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowiec: WENGER, WEGIER
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MORRIS Family + ABELSON - a success story #general

Ann Linder
 

Because of everyone's kindness and generosity I have had success in
locating 2 descendants of the Morris family alive & well in England,
grandsons of Katie and David Morris.
I know that I thanked most if not all of you who emailed me directly
with helpful information. I also want to thank those of you who
posted responses to my queries.

I have been searching for Katie MORRIS for about a year and hit brick
walls every step of the way. She was >from Poland & was my great
grandmother's sister. And because only one family picture survived
the Holocaust I was determined to find her descendants to see if
perhaps I could find more pre-war photos. It was due to a sister of
Katie, also in the UK, that we have the singular picture. So while I
still do not know yet if more such photo(s) exist, I am hopeful once
again. And I've found more cousins!

Thank you once again for taking the time on my behalf to help.
--
Ann Linder
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowiec: WENGER, WEGIER
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER


Ordering records from Przemysl PSA #general

Israel P
 

I plan to order records >from the Przemysl PSA in about ten days.

If you have records in the JRI-Poland database that are located in
Przemysl PSA (you can tell because the headings in the search results
will say "Przemysl PSA"), speak to me offlist.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ordering records from Przemysl PSA #general

Israel P
 

I plan to order records >from the Przemysl PSA in about ten days.

If you have records in the JRI-Poland database that are located in
Przemysl PSA (you can tell because the headings in the search results
will say "Przemysl PSA"), speak to me offlist.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Manifest notations #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I found some notations with my great aunt's entry on the passenger
manifest. Next to her name, Feige Morris are the numbers 663/757. A
few columns over are the numbers 2 717897 4-14-40. I've tried to use
the info on Jewishgen, but I'm still confused as to what the numbers
mean.

Any kind Jenner know what they mean?

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Manifest notations #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

I found some notations with my great aunt's entry on the passenger
manifest. Next to her name, Feige Morris are the numbers 663/757. A
few columns over are the numbers 2 717897 4-14-40. I've tried to use
the info on Jewishgen, but I'm still confused as to what the numbers
mean.

Any kind Jenner know what they mean?

Jackie Wasserstein
East Meadow, New York


Searching: Ceridwin Jean BRICKMAN #general

NATALIE LAMB
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who knows of Ceridwin Jean BRICKMAN
who was born in 1955, probably (but not definitely) in South Africa. She is
the daughter of Jack BRICKMAN and his wife Joan Beatrice (surname before
marriage unknown).

Jack BRICKMAN was born in London in 1909 and in his early years he was a
musician playing with a band, travelling between England and South Africa.
Subsequently he left the band and became a representative which again caused
him to travel internationally >from South Africa. He is thought to have been
married more than once and that Joan Beatrice, who was born in 1922 and was
a dress designer, was his second wife. They may have lived in Durban.

Although I am not personally related to this family, I am researching on
behalf of someone who is, and who would like to trace his cousin Ceridwin.

I have found in a certain "well known genealogy website" that Jack BRICKMAN
died in Sarasota, Florida in 1987. His date of birth in that database is
the same as the date of birth given for him on a shipping list for one of
his many voyages, so I am pretty sure that I have the right man.

I have no idea whether I should be looking for Ceridwin in America, South
Africa, Great Britain or some other country, hence my appeal for help. If
anything here sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
Natalie.Lamb@btinternet.com

Many thanks

Natalie LAMB
Berkshire, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Ceridwin Jean BRICKMAN #general

NATALIE LAMB
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone who knows of Ceridwin Jean BRICKMAN
who was born in 1955, probably (but not definitely) in South Africa. She is
the daughter of Jack BRICKMAN and his wife Joan Beatrice (surname before
marriage unknown).

Jack BRICKMAN was born in London in 1909 and in his early years he was a
musician playing with a band, travelling between England and South Africa.
Subsequently he left the band and became a representative which again caused
him to travel internationally >from South Africa. He is thought to have been
married more than once and that Joan Beatrice, who was born in 1922 and was
a dress designer, was his second wife. They may have lived in Durban.

Although I am not personally related to this family, I am researching on
behalf of someone who is, and who would like to trace his cousin Ceridwin.

I have found in a certain "well known genealogy website" that Jack BRICKMAN
died in Sarasota, Florida in 1987. His date of birth in that database is
the same as the date of birth given for him on a shipping list for one of
his many voyages, so I am pretty sure that I have the right man.

I have no idea whether I should be looking for Ceridwin in America, South
Africa, Great Britain or some other country, hence my appeal for help. If
anything here sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
Natalie.Lamb@btinternet.com

Many thanks

Natalie LAMB
Berkshire, England


strange names; duplicate documents #general

Debbie Long <d_long@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

I have a given name in my family tree >from a Cyrillic document that
looks like "Fuel Icek." Could "Fuel" be "Srul" or possible "Rafael"?
I've never seen the name "Fuel" in any names list.

Also, I have several cases of redundant birth records/documents. In
other words, it appears that parents registered the birth of a child
twice with different birth dates and months. Can someone offer a reason
why?

Thanks!

Debbie Long
Chapel Hill, NC
Researching DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz, GALAS of Jezow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen strange names; duplicate documents #general

Debbie Long <d_long@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

I have a given name in my family tree >from a Cyrillic document that
looks like "Fuel Icek." Could "Fuel" be "Srul" or possible "Rafael"?
I've never seen the name "Fuel" in any names list.

Also, I have several cases of redundant birth records/documents. In
other words, it appears that parents registered the birth of a child
twice with different birth dates and months. Can someone offer a reason
why?

Thanks!

Debbie Long
Chapel Hill, NC
Researching DOBRZYNSKI of Lodz, GALAS of Jezow


families in St. Louis (was: BERNER's and CHERRY's in Detroit and New York City...) #general

Renee Steinig
 

Some good sources for St. Louis research are

Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1959 (free)
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/#search

and on Ancestry.com

Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Missouri Marriage Records, 1766-1983
Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910

Going back and forth between those records and US censuses, draft
records, the Social Security Death Index, and PeopleFinders.com, along
with some calls to cemetery offices, should help you fill in the names
of many of your great-uncles' descendants.

The death certificate database is especially valuable because it shows
images of the original records -- complete with cemeteries,
informants' names, addresses, etc. There, for example, you can find...
- the 1932 death certificate of Samuel's daughter
- the 1949 death certificate of Rose Pollack Waxman, Samuel's widow
- the 1951 death record of Samuel's son Herman (aka Hyman) Cherry

Renee

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

Dennis Berner-Franco wrote:

<<...My father's mother's maiden name is CHERRY (Anna Marcia Cherry
b1859) and she and her brothers, Samuel Cherry (b1862) and Morris
SILVERMAN (Cherry) (b1870) spent their lives in Saint Louis, MO. Their
death certificates list the birth place as Chernigov and Kiev Ukraine.
Their father is listed as Jacob Kopel Cherry. Does anyone know any
BERNER's or CHERRY's in Detroit or New York City who's family came

from the Ukraine (Chernigov & Kiev) and may be related to my family?>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen families in St. Louis (was: BERNER's and CHERRY's in Detroit and New York City...) #general

Renee Steinig
 

Some good sources for St. Louis research are

Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1959 (free)
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/#search

and on Ancestry.com

Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Missouri Marriage Records, 1766-1983
Missouri Death Records, 1834-1910

Going back and forth between those records and US censuses, draft
records, the Social Security Death Index, and PeopleFinders.com, along
with some calls to cemetery offices, should help you fill in the names
of many of your great-uncles' descendants.

The death certificate database is especially valuable because it shows
images of the original records -- complete with cemeteries,
informants' names, addresses, etc. There, for example, you can find...
- the 1932 death certificate of Samuel's daughter
- the 1949 death certificate of Rose Pollack Waxman, Samuel's widow
- the 1951 death record of Samuel's son Herman (aka Hyman) Cherry

Renee

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

Dennis Berner-Franco wrote:

<<...My father's mother's maiden name is CHERRY (Anna Marcia Cherry
b1859) and she and her brothers, Samuel Cherry (b1862) and Morris
SILVERMAN (Cherry) (b1870) spent their lives in Saint Louis, MO. Their
death certificates list the birth place as Chernigov and Kiev Ukraine.
Their father is listed as Jacob Kopel Cherry. Does anyone know any
BERNER's or CHERRY's in Detroit or New York City who's family came

from the Ukraine (Chernigov & Kiev) and may be related to my family?>>


Report of the 2010 LitvakSIG Election Committee #lithuania

CHARLES NAM <charlesnam2@...>
 

Report of the 2010 LitvakSIG Election Committee

Charles Nam and Bill Yoffee constituted the Litvak SIG Election Committee
for this year. Gene Alpert served as an Inspector of the election process.
The election was to fill three seats on the Board of Directors. Three
candidates were proposed - Judy Baston, David Hoffman, and Eden Joachim.

Ballots were emailed to 517 eligible voters who could return the ballots by
email, and 12 persons became members after the email ballot deadline -
for a grand total of 529 members.

There was also an opportunity for members who had not returned a ballot by
email to vote in person just prior to the SIG meeting in Los Angeles.
The LitvakSIG Bylaws require that a quorum of at least 10% of the members
must vote to have a valid election. That means a minimum of 53 members
should have voted.

In fact, there were 122 members who voted by email and 15 who voted at the
conference, for a total of 137 members who voted. According to the Bylaws,
candidates are elected who receive a plurality of the votes cast.

The election results show that the following votes were received by
candidates:
Judy Baston - 128
David Hoffman - 131
Eden Joachim - 123

I hereby declare that the three candidates are elected as Directors.

Charles B. Nam, Chair, Litvak SIG Election Committee


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Report of the 2010 LitvakSIG Election Committee #lithuania

CHARLES NAM <charlesnam2@...>
 

Report of the 2010 LitvakSIG Election Committee

Charles Nam and Bill Yoffee constituted the Litvak SIG Election Committee
for this year. Gene Alpert served as an Inspector of the election process.
The election was to fill three seats on the Board of Directors. Three
candidates were proposed - Judy Baston, David Hoffman, and Eden Joachim.

Ballots were emailed to 517 eligible voters who could return the ballots by
email, and 12 persons became members after the email ballot deadline -
for a grand total of 529 members.

There was also an opportunity for members who had not returned a ballot by
email to vote in person just prior to the SIG meeting in Los Angeles.
The LitvakSIG Bylaws require that a quorum of at least 10% of the members
must vote to have a valid election. That means a minimum of 53 members
should have voted.

In fact, there were 122 members who voted by email and 15 who voted at the
conference, for a total of 137 members who voted. According to the Bylaws,
candidates are elected who receive a plurality of the votes cast.

The election results show that the following votes were received by
candidates:
Judy Baston - 128
David Hoffman - 131
Eden Joachim - 123

I hereby declare that the three candidates are elected as Directors.

Charles B. Nam, Chair, Litvak SIG Election Committee


Translation requested please #poland

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

I would like translations of these documents that I posted on Viewmate.
The events occurred in Poland but the documents may be in either Russian
or Polish.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16015
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16017
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16018
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16019
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16020

I would greatly appreciate it if I could have a very complete translation
of the documents as I am trying to find all the names associated with this
family. I believe my great great grandmother was Estera Gitla Krzewin with
her maiden name as Teperowicz with father Chemia and mother Mirka. My great
great grandfather should be Lejba Krzewin but I don't know his parents'
names. I got the records >from the LDS library after finding the films on
JRI Poland.

Thank you in advance.
Meryl Rizzotti
Researching: KREZEWIN (AND VARIOUS SPELLINGS) TEPEROWICZ, CYMES, SLEPAK,
LEIBOWICZ, SPECTER, CYMES, POVLOTSKY\\

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JRI Poland #Poland Translation requested please #poland

MERYL RIZZOTTI
 

I would like translations of these documents that I posted on Viewmate.
The events occurred in Poland but the documents may be in either Russian
or Polish.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16015
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16017
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16018
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16019
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16020

I would greatly appreciate it if I could have a very complete translation
of the documents as I am trying to find all the names associated with this
family. I believe my great great grandmother was Estera Gitla Krzewin with
her maiden name as Teperowicz with father Chemia and mother Mirka. My great
great grandfather should be Lejba Krzewin but I don't know his parents'
names. I got the records >from the LDS library after finding the films on
JRI Poland.

Thank you in advance.
Meryl Rizzotti
Researching: KREZEWIN (AND VARIOUS SPELLINGS) TEPEROWICZ, CYMES, SLEPAK,
LEIBOWICZ, SPECTER, CYMES, POVLOTSKY\\

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