Date   

Are there records from the Jewish Orphan's house in Dvinsk/Dwinsk/Daugavpils? #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

At
http://www.shamir.lv/en/menu/1234-jewish_map_of_latvia.html?city=daugavpils
there is a box "Public buildings". When I click that box, it shows "Jewish
Orphan's house". When I zoom in, I can see it is on the street "Februara iela".

Do the records of this orphanage still exist? My mother's father's father said
he was >from Dvinsk/Dwinsk (now Daugavpils). My mother and her brother think he
was a Jewish orphan. Can I check the records of the orphanage to see if he
lived there?.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Latvia SIG #Latvia Are there records from the Jewish Orphan's house in Dvinsk/Dwinsk/Daugavpils? #latvia

Stephen Weinstein
 

At
http://www.shamir.lv/en/menu/1234-jewish_map_of_latvia.html?city=daugavpils
there is a box "Public buildings". When I click that box, it shows "Jewish
Orphan's house". When I zoom in, I can see it is on the street "Februara iela".

Do the records of this orphanage still exist? My mother's father's father said
he was >from Dvinsk/Dwinsk (now Daugavpils). My mother and her brother think he
was a Jewish orphan. Can I check the records of the orphanage to see if he
lived there?.

Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, CA, USA


Satu Mare (Satmar / Szatmar) county Jewish records -- late 19th Century vital records stored in the Romanian National Archives #hungary

Asparagirl
 

One of the most difficult things about doing Jewish genealogical
research on towns that are now located in Romania is that it is often
not known *what* has survived, much less how to obtain it.
Thankfully, those informational "black holes" are now starting to be
resolved with Romania's new and more open archives access law. The
following is a list of pre-1896 Jewish records (that is, vital records
maintained by the local Jewish communities, rather than the post-1896
standardized civil records that were not separated out on the basis of
religion) known to have survived for the formerly-Hungarian and
currently-Romanian county of Satmar / Szatmar / Satu Mare.

This list was prepared by researcher Beth Long, who was at the IAJGS
conference in Los Angeles last month and who lives in Budapest,
Hungary. It is based upon the Satu Mare archives' own list of what
religious records books they have on file. Please note that THIS LIST
IS PROBABLY INCOMPLETE, as my own research into the Maramaros /
Maramures record books stored in Baia Mare (the country right next
door to Satmar) has shown that many more towns were included in other
books that were not in the index, and that sometimes extra years would
turn up, too.

It is likely that the ten vital records books for the actual city of
Satu Mare hold information and records for many of the little
communities in the area, too. Beth has obtained digital photographs
of all ten of those books (yes, this is permitted under the new
Romanian archives rules!), but none of the other books yet. If you
would like to speak to her about obtaining those records, you can
contact her at <bethlong3@yahoo.com> . Hopefully, people will consider
transcribing the information in those books for inclusion in the
Hungarian and/or Romanian databases hosted at JewishGen, as is
currently being done for Maramaros/Maramures county.

I am posting this list so that at least the mailing list archives will
hold this information indefinitely for people who may be researching
these towns. This list has the modern Romanian names of the towns,
not the old Hungarian or Yiddish versions of the town names. The
location-based search engine on the front page of JewishGen.org may be
helpful in finding out the Romanian names of the towns you seek, if
you don't know it. Romanian accent/diacritical marks have also been
left off the town names in this list, and it's also possible that a
misspelling or two may have crept into the list. Finally, this list
is for towns that are currently located in Satu-Mare county; however,
a few of these towns used to be in other nearby counties (such as
Maramaros/Maramures) before the borders were redrawn in the twentieth
century.

I have no further information about these records, but I do hope that
this preliminary records list helps someone. Again, if you have
questions about this information, please contact Beth Long, not me.


* PRE-1896 JEWISH VITAL RECORDS KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED FOR SATMAR
(SZATMAR, SATU MARE) COUNTY: *

Andrid
(unknown type of records) - 1868-85

Calinesti:
B - 1879, 1893
M - 1877, 1893

Caraseu:
B - 1867-77, 1889
M - 1899
D - 1876-77, 1879

Cered:
B- 1865, 1877

Craiderelt:
B - 1876, 1878
D - 1876

Culciu Mic:
B - 1876, 1879

Dobra:
B - 1890
M - 1899

Demanesti:
B - 1890
M - 1899

Dindesti:
B - 1874-85
D - 1871-89

Krip (? or Hrip?)
B - 1877-79
M - 1878
D - 1876

Horodu de Jos:
B - 1879, 1887

Iojib:
B - 1880-82

Irina:
B - 1876

Istrau:
B - 1881

Lazuri:
D - 1874

Livada:
B - 1860-62, 1874, 1876-77, 1887-88
D - 1874-77

Livada Nou:
B - 1859-85
M - 1860-85
D - 1860-85

Martinesti:
B - 1877
D - 1876

Medicsu-Aurit (includes Apa Potau, Iojib):
unknown years and types of records

Micula:
B - 1862-63, 1977

Moftinu Mic (includes Berea, Berueni, Capleni, Ciumesti, Domanesti,
Dindesti, Irina, Piscolt Portitia, Tiream Vezendiu)
B - 1871-85
M - 1871-85
D - 1871-89

Negresti:
B - 1865, 1871, 1877, 1880-82, 1884-85, 1895
M - 1880, 1895
D - 1872, 1880-82, 1892

Odoreu:
B - 1877, 1891
M - 1877, 1890
D - 1860-1863

Peles:
B - 1872-75

Petea:
B - 1871

Piscari (includes Socono, Aroud, Maoaras, Beltiug, Hurezu-Mare, Criocrelt)
B - 1879

Potau:
B - 1875, 1877-78, 1891
D - 1877

Ratesi:
B - 1871, 1876-79, 1884
D - 1876, 1877, 1879

Resighea:
B - 1878-79, 1884

Saniscau:
B - 1874-1886
D - 1876-1882

Socond:
B - 1852, 1877-79
D - 1879

Soconzel:
D - 1864

Tataresti:
B - 1878

Satu Mare (the city, that is -- but this probably includes some
records >from nearby smaller communities too -- ten record books total,
with overlapping sets of years and information):
B - 1850-1913
M - 1851-1921
D - 1850-1900

Tiream:
B - 1880-84
D - 1878, 1880, 188? (date of the last year is unclear)

Vama:
B - 1880
M - 1890

Vetis:
B - 1876
M - 1871
D - 1860-64

Vezenoiu:
B - 1876-78
D - 1876, 1879, 1882


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Satu Mare (Satmar / Szatmar) county Jewish records -- late 19th Century vital records stored in the Romanian National Archives #hungary

Asparagirl
 

One of the most difficult things about doing Jewish genealogical
research on towns that are now located in Romania is that it is often
not known *what* has survived, much less how to obtain it.
Thankfully, those informational "black holes" are now starting to be
resolved with Romania's new and more open archives access law. The
following is a list of pre-1896 Jewish records (that is, vital records
maintained by the local Jewish communities, rather than the post-1896
standardized civil records that were not separated out on the basis of
religion) known to have survived for the formerly-Hungarian and
currently-Romanian county of Satmar / Szatmar / Satu Mare.

This list was prepared by researcher Beth Long, who was at the IAJGS
conference in Los Angeles last month and who lives in Budapest,
Hungary. It is based upon the Satu Mare archives' own list of what
religious records books they have on file. Please note that THIS LIST
IS PROBABLY INCOMPLETE, as my own research into the Maramaros /
Maramures record books stored in Baia Mare (the country right next
door to Satmar) has shown that many more towns were included in other
books that were not in the index, and that sometimes extra years would
turn up, too.

It is likely that the ten vital records books for the actual city of
Satu Mare hold information and records for many of the little
communities in the area, too. Beth has obtained digital photographs
of all ten of those books (yes, this is permitted under the new
Romanian archives rules!), but none of the other books yet. If you
would like to speak to her about obtaining those records, you can
contact her at <bethlong3@yahoo.com> . Hopefully, people will consider
transcribing the information in those books for inclusion in the
Hungarian and/or Romanian databases hosted at JewishGen, as is
currently being done for Maramaros/Maramures county.

I am posting this list so that at least the mailing list archives will
hold this information indefinitely for people who may be researching
these towns. This list has the modern Romanian names of the towns,
not the old Hungarian or Yiddish versions of the town names. The
location-based search engine on the front page of JewishGen.org may be
helpful in finding out the Romanian names of the towns you seek, if
you don't know it. Romanian accent/diacritical marks have also been
left off the town names in this list, and it's also possible that a
misspelling or two may have crept into the list. Finally, this list
is for towns that are currently located in Satu-Mare county; however,
a few of these towns used to be in other nearby counties (such as
Maramaros/Maramures) before the borders were redrawn in the twentieth
century.

I have no further information about these records, but I do hope that
this preliminary records list helps someone. Again, if you have
questions about this information, please contact Beth Long, not me.


* PRE-1896 JEWISH VITAL RECORDS KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED FOR SATMAR
(SZATMAR, SATU MARE) COUNTY: *

Andrid
(unknown type of records) - 1868-85

Calinesti:
B - 1879, 1893
M - 1877, 1893

Caraseu:
B - 1867-77, 1889
M - 1899
D - 1876-77, 1879

Cered:
B- 1865, 1877

Craiderelt:
B - 1876, 1878
D - 1876

Culciu Mic:
B - 1876, 1879

Dobra:
B - 1890
M - 1899

Demanesti:
B - 1890
M - 1899

Dindesti:
B - 1874-85
D - 1871-89

Krip (? or Hrip?)
B - 1877-79
M - 1878
D - 1876

Horodu de Jos:
B - 1879, 1887

Iojib:
B - 1880-82

Irina:
B - 1876

Istrau:
B - 1881

Lazuri:
D - 1874

Livada:
B - 1860-62, 1874, 1876-77, 1887-88
D - 1874-77

Livada Nou:
B - 1859-85
M - 1860-85
D - 1860-85

Martinesti:
B - 1877
D - 1876

Medicsu-Aurit (includes Apa Potau, Iojib):
unknown years and types of records

Micula:
B - 1862-63, 1977

Moftinu Mic (includes Berea, Berueni, Capleni, Ciumesti, Domanesti,
Dindesti, Irina, Piscolt Portitia, Tiream Vezendiu)
B - 1871-85
M - 1871-85
D - 1871-89

Negresti:
B - 1865, 1871, 1877, 1880-82, 1884-85, 1895
M - 1880, 1895
D - 1872, 1880-82, 1892

Odoreu:
B - 1877, 1891
M - 1877, 1890
D - 1860-1863

Peles:
B - 1872-75

Petea:
B - 1871

Piscari (includes Socono, Aroud, Maoaras, Beltiug, Hurezu-Mare, Criocrelt)
B - 1879

Potau:
B - 1875, 1877-78, 1891
D - 1877

Ratesi:
B - 1871, 1876-79, 1884
D - 1876, 1877, 1879

Resighea:
B - 1878-79, 1884

Saniscau:
B - 1874-1886
D - 1876-1882

Socond:
B - 1852, 1877-79
D - 1879

Soconzel:
D - 1864

Tataresti:
B - 1878

Satu Mare (the city, that is -- but this probably includes some
records >from nearby smaller communities too -- ten record books total,
with overlapping sets of years and information):
B - 1850-1913
M - 1851-1921
D - 1850-1900

Tiream:
B - 1880-84
D - 1878, 1880, 188? (date of the last year is unclear)

Vama:
B - 1880
M - 1890

Vetis:
B - 1876
M - 1871
D - 1860-64

Vezenoiu:
B - 1876-78
D - 1876, 1879, 1882


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California


more about my Serbian trip #hungary

ericalishahn@...
 

Wow
Since my posts, I have heard >from probably a dozen people with ancestry in
Serbia, some in the area of Subotica, which is my area, and some not.
I think this demonstrates that there is interest in this part of the former
Hungary, and maybe something to build on.
To recap, I will be in Serbia >from Sept 7-11, 2010. I expect to be in Subotica
and that general area, this being the north of Vojvodina. I will be meeting
with members of "Jewish Municipality" of Subotica, this basically I think will
be essentially a social visit. I will be meeting with a local historian named
Antal Kocsis. He does not speak English. I already know of him that he has
written something like a thousand pages of Jewish history of the area. It might
be a project to get his work translated.
I will be guided by a Serbian genealogist by the name of Stasa Cventkovic. He
has done alot of work for ethnic German descendants in the area, but not as far
as I know any Jewish. One thing I hope to feel out is whether he might be
someone who could take on Jewish genealogy. In Serbia (perhaps any Hungarian
area) there are civil records in the town archives and there are separately
Jewish community records. I sense there is far more intact than we realized.

My plan is to pass on the names of the families that I have been given to the
Jewish Municipality people and Antal, and see if they resonate at all.
I don't plan to do any actual research, except possibly my own families.
A lot of my background has already traced by "colleagues" of Andras Koltai in
Budapest who sent researchers into Serbia. It was not cheap but very much worth
it.
This project is growing beyond anything I could imagine.
I have been told the community in Subotica is eager to greet me and so I must
assume they would love to know there are others who also still yearn to
reconnect.
Thanks to everyone who has contacted me so far.
Erica Hahn
Monrovia California

Moderator: Please contact Erica off-list for additional information.


Hungary SIG #Hungary more about my Serbian trip #hungary

ericalishahn@...
 

Wow
Since my posts, I have heard >from probably a dozen people with ancestry in
Serbia, some in the area of Subotica, which is my area, and some not.
I think this demonstrates that there is interest in this part of the former
Hungary, and maybe something to build on.
To recap, I will be in Serbia >from Sept 7-11, 2010. I expect to be in Subotica
and that general area, this being the north of Vojvodina. I will be meeting
with members of "Jewish Municipality" of Subotica, this basically I think will
be essentially a social visit. I will be meeting with a local historian named
Antal Kocsis. He does not speak English. I already know of him that he has
written something like a thousand pages of Jewish history of the area. It might
be a project to get his work translated.
I will be guided by a Serbian genealogist by the name of Stasa Cventkovic. He
has done alot of work for ethnic German descendants in the area, but not as far
as I know any Jewish. One thing I hope to feel out is whether he might be
someone who could take on Jewish genealogy. In Serbia (perhaps any Hungarian
area) there are civil records in the town archives and there are separately
Jewish community records. I sense there is far more intact than we realized.

My plan is to pass on the names of the families that I have been given to the
Jewish Municipality people and Antal, and see if they resonate at all.
I don't plan to do any actual research, except possibly my own families.
A lot of my background has already traced by "colleagues" of Andras Koltai in
Budapest who sent researchers into Serbia. It was not cheap but very much worth
it.
This project is growing beyond anything I could imagine.
I have been told the community in Subotica is eager to greet me and so I must
assume they would love to know there are others who also still yearn to
reconnect.
Thanks to everyone who has contacted me so far.
Erica Hahn
Monrovia California

Moderator: Please contact Erica off-list for additional information.


"Silk Road Adventures: Among the Jews of the Caucasus and Central Asia" #hungary

hekenvin@...
 

My newest book, "Silk Road Adventures: Among the Jews of the Cacuasus and Central Asia," has just been published. It details my work among Ashkenazim, Bukharian, Georgian, and Mountain Jews in the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) and Central Asian (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan) republics of the former Soviet Union.

The book has background information about these groups of Jews and how they ended up in Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as references to vital records in these areas.

For more information, see www.rp-author.com/kenvin/ or www.amazon.com

Helene Kenvin

Moderator: This is a one-time announcement of a commercial publication.


Hungary SIG #Hungary "Silk Road Adventures: Among the Jews of the Caucasus and Central Asia" #hungary

hekenvin@...
 

My newest book, "Silk Road Adventures: Among the Jews of the Cacuasus and Central Asia," has just been published. It details my work among Ashkenazim, Bukharian, Georgian, and Mountain Jews in the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) and Central Asian (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan) republics of the former Soviet Union.

The book has background information about these groups of Jews and how they ended up in Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as references to vital records in these areas.

For more information, see www.rp-author.com/kenvin/ or www.amazon.com

Helene Kenvin

Moderator: This is a one-time announcement of a commercial publication.


Seek info re Oscar+Jenny Horwitz; son Leonard (Chicago-area) #general

Pablo Julian Davis <pablo.j.davis@...>
 

Am seeking any information about Oscar and Jenny/Jennie Horwitz, who would have been
married probably c.1910, +/- 5 years. Most likely they were immigrants themselves.
They had a son, Leonard, born 9 May 1916, who died 27 July 1995 in Skokie IL; he was
in the service station and automobile/truck repair business for many years. Any leads
of whatever nature would be greatly appreciated! -- Pablo
Pablo Julin Davis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seek info re Oscar+Jenny Horwitz; son Leonard (Chicago-area) #general

Pablo Julian Davis <pablo.j.davis@...>
 

Am seeking any information about Oscar and Jenny/Jennie Horwitz, who would have been
married probably c.1910, +/- 5 years. Most likely they were immigrants themselves.
They had a son, Leonard, born 9 May 1916, who died 27 July 1995 in Skokie IL; he was
in the service station and automobile/truck repair business for many years. Any leads
of whatever nature would be greatly appreciated! -- Pablo
Pablo Julin Davis


Joseph Levinson - London meeting #lithuania

Saul Issroff
 

Rabbi Barry Marcus of the Central Synagogue, London, has asked me to
inform Litvaks and anyone else interested that they are hosting a
function to honour Holocaust Survivor Joseph Levinson >from Vilna,
Lithuania, for all his years of work memorialising Lithuanian Jewry.

This is on Wednesday 1st September 2010 at 7:30pm

For the full flyer please reply to me privately <saul65@gmail.com>

Joseph Levinson traveled the country and extensively investigated the
massacres. He located more than 200 Jewish mass graves and cemeteries
in Lithuania for commemoration. He organised and supervised their
restoration and maintenance, as well as the erection and documentation
of Jewish memorials which led to him writing and publishing his 'Book
of Sorrow'. Skausmo Knyga (Vilnius: Vaga Publishers,)

They will also honour and acknowledge Survivors, here in the London area.

There is no charge for the event, but for catering and security
purposes, kindly RSVP to Raquel Amit at
raquel@centralsynagogue.org.uk or 020 7580 1355.

Saul Issroff
<saul65@gmail.com>


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Joseph Levinson - London meeting #lithuania

Saul Issroff
 

Rabbi Barry Marcus of the Central Synagogue, London, has asked me to
inform Litvaks and anyone else interested that they are hosting a
function to honour Holocaust Survivor Joseph Levinson >from Vilna,
Lithuania, for all his years of work memorialising Lithuanian Jewry.

This is on Wednesday 1st September 2010 at 7:30pm

For the full flyer please reply to me privately <saul65@gmail.com>

Joseph Levinson traveled the country and extensively investigated the
massacres. He located more than 200 Jewish mass graves and cemeteries
in Lithuania for commemoration. He organised and supervised their
restoration and maintenance, as well as the erection and documentation
of Jewish memorials which led to him writing and publishing his 'Book
of Sorrow'. Skausmo Knyga (Vilnius: Vaga Publishers,)

They will also honour and acknowledge Survivors, here in the London area.

There is no charge for the event, but for catering and security
purposes, kindly RSVP to Raquel Amit at
raquel@centralsynagogue.org.uk or 020 7580 1355.

Saul Issroff
<saul65@gmail.com>


Re: Boston, Mass. department store question #general

richard may
 

Jordan Marsh < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Marsh >

Richard May
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

Peter Zavon <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote:
The Bradlees that was acquired by Stop and Shop was a grocery store, not a
department store. I got to Boston in late 1967, a little later than the
referenced date. I recall a department store downtown, essentially across the
street >from Filene's
"Mitch Hollander" <mitch00@verizon.net> wrote
Bradlee's may be unlikely; the first store opened in Connecticut in 1958 and
the chain was acquired by Stop & Shop in 1961.
Mitch Hollander wrote:
New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston
relatives almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that
they owned a department store, Freddlies or something...


New book on Oskar Schindler #poland

Joyce Field
 

JewishGen researchers should find a forthcoming book by Dr. Robin O'Neil
about the famous Oskar Schindler, "Oskar Schindler: Stepping Stone to
Life,"of great interest.

A renowned war crimes researcher, Dr. O'Neil uses published and unpublished
material as well as interviews with numerous Schindler survivors to present
a balanced evaluation of the enigmatic and charismatic Schindler who rose to
become a savior of Jews.

For more information about the book and order forms, see
<http://www.susaneking.com/data/oskarschindler.html>.

This is offered as a one-time permitted announcement.

Joyce Field
W. Lafayette, IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boston, Mass. department store question #general

richard may
 

Jordan Marsh < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Marsh >

Richard May
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

Peter Zavon <pzavon@rochester.rr.com> wrote:
The Bradlees that was acquired by Stop and Shop was a grocery store, not a
department store. I got to Boston in late 1967, a little later than the
referenced date. I recall a department store downtown, essentially across the
street >from Filene's
"Mitch Hollander" <mitch00@verizon.net> wrote
Bradlee's may be unlikely; the first store opened in Connecticut in 1958 and
the chain was acquired by Stop & Shop in 1961.
Mitch Hollander wrote:
New information is that a relative named Marvin GORE visited the Boston
relatives almost fifty years ago (1960s), and says, "I think I recall that
they owned a department store, Freddlies or something...


JRI Poland #Poland New book on Oskar Schindler #poland

Joyce Field
 

JewishGen researchers should find a forthcoming book by Dr. Robin O'Neil
about the famous Oskar Schindler, "Oskar Schindler: Stepping Stone to
Life,"of great interest.

A renowned war crimes researcher, Dr. O'Neil uses published and unpublished
material as well as interviews with numerous Schindler survivors to present
a balanced evaluation of the enigmatic and charismatic Schindler who rose to
become a savior of Jews.

For more information about the book and order forms, see
<http://www.susaneking.com/data/oskarschindler.html>.

This is offered as a one-time permitted announcement.

Joyce Field
W. Lafayette, IN


Town Location #poland

Michael Goldsmith <michaelg32@...>
 

I've posted the excerpt of an 1860 birth record showing the name of a town
that looks like Sielce Binnie? Mokotow.

Does anyone know what the middle name is and where this town is to be found?
The birth record was >from Nadarzyn, near Warsaw.

The town name excerpt is posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16188

It seems curious that the town would have such a compound name.

Michael Goldsmith
Bedford, NH

Researching: GRUNBERG, TABAKSCHNEIDER, FREINDLICH, FREIBAUM, KADER, Warsaw
GOLDSMITH, Krynki; JOCHWEDOWICZ, Slonim and London


JRI Poland #Poland Town Location #poland

Michael Goldsmith <michaelg32@...>
 

I've posted the excerpt of an 1860 birth record showing the name of a town
that looks like Sielce Binnie? Mokotow.

Does anyone know what the middle name is and where this town is to be found?
The birth record was >from Nadarzyn, near Warsaw.

The town name excerpt is posted at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=16188

It seems curious that the town would have such a compound name.

Michael Goldsmith
Bedford, NH

Researching: GRUNBERG, TABAKSCHNEIDER, FREINDLICH, FREIBAUM, KADER, Warsaw
GOLDSMITH, Krynki; JOCHWEDOWICZ, Slonim and London


travel to Rotterdam around 1900 #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My grandfather told of immigrating >from what is now Gargzdai, Lithuania by walking
across the Russian/German border to Memel, which is now Klaipeda,Lithuania, a port
on the Baltic Sea. He and others >from the same branch of the family arrived at
Ellis Island >from Rotterdam. I am wondering how they would have traveled >from
Memel to Rotterdam, by ship or by train. Does one way make more sense than the
other, perhaps in terms of cost, and is there any way I can find out? I don't
expect to find a manifest, but I would appreciate some suggestions as to how to
study travel methods.

Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen travel to Rotterdam around 1900 #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My grandfather told of immigrating >from what is now Gargzdai, Lithuania by walking
across the Russian/German border to Memel, which is now Klaipeda,Lithuania, a port
on the Baltic Sea. He and others >from the same branch of the family arrived at
Ellis Island >from Rotterdam. I am wondering how they would have traveled >from
Memel to Rotterdam, by ship or by train. Does one way make more sense than the
other, perhaps in terms of cost, and is there any way I can find out? I don't
expect to find a manifest, but I would appreciate some suggestions as to how to
study travel methods.

Sharon Block Korn
San Diego, CA