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Gov't sent me wrong SS-5 form; now what? #general

Alex Bender <alemik@...>
 

Hello all,
To my great disappointment, the gov't sent me an SS-5 form,
as I had requested, for Jacob Bender born in 1873. Sounds
fine so far. The problem is, it's not my Jacob Bender -
in fact, not even a Jewish Jacob Bender! The locations are
totally off as well. I am sure that they sent me the wrong
person.

Do I have any right to send back the record and request another
search? Or is the transaction totally complete as far as they
are concerned?

I checked the Freedom of Information website and they seem to be
reticent on what my options are. So, I was wondering what any of
you have done in similar situations.

The SS-5 request fee was not cheap. I suppose I could always
spend another $29 (I don't have my ancestor's SS number) and
hope that I get luckier, but given the uncertainty of obtaining
positive results, I'd rather not. I have no additional information
to give them that they could double-check in the event of duplicate
names. The first time around, I gave them a name, month/year of
birth, address at time of death, and date of death. I am not able
to supply parents' names (indeed, that is precisely why I need
the SS- 5).

Given that the wrong form was sent to me, is there any way to
know whether or not my ancestor actually applied for Social
Security? He died in 1950 and is not present in the SS Death Index.
It seems to me that either he didn't apply and therefore no record
exists, or he did and the person searching screwed up or
overlooked the record. This uncertainty will surely drive me crazy!

Thanks for any tips.
Alex


MARVIN/MERVIN was MEIR ?? #general

Dina Aptekar Hill <DinaHill@...>
 

Jewishgenners are fantastic!! With the help of a fellow
Jewishgenner, I believe I finally solved the mystery of this
name that has had me wondering about it for years.

"I read your letter because of my own First name. My Yiddish
name is Meyer (Meir). It is remotely possible that the last
name Marvin was originally some such Yiddish name. Can you
find any immigration records for Meira?"

I went through my files and there was her social security
application right there with the surname MEIRA staring right
back at me.

A few years back, I was in touch with the son of one of the
MARVIN sisters. He told me that his cousin Sadie lived with
them and grew up with him as a sister. Her father was one of
the MARVIN brothers who's name was forgotten by all. Harold
only remembered that he was the black sheep of the family.

Since Harold told me the name of Sadie's son, I e-mailed him.
He confirmed that his mother was raised by Jennie MARVIN BROWN,
and that although she was the neice, she grew up with the kids
as another one of her daughters.

Would you believe I went through my family history binder book
and found Sadie Weingrad's social security application that I
obviously sent for years ago when I first started the genealogy
searches. Her maiden name was MEIRA and she was also born in
Russia. She has her father's name as Arthur MEIRA and her mom
as Rose with a question mark for Rose's maiden name. The weird
thing or coincidental thing about that is that Rose was also
one of her other aunt's names.

So MARVIN was MEIRA it seems!!! I didn't make the connection
years ago when I received the application, but it is so obvious
now. Isn't it??

Sadie filled out her own social security application so isn't
that one of the best for accuracy??

Dina Aptekar Hill
Ft. Lauderdale, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gov't sent me wrong SS-5 form; now what? #general

Alex Bender <alemik@...>
 

Hello all,
To my great disappointment, the gov't sent me an SS-5 form,
as I had requested, for Jacob Bender born in 1873. Sounds
fine so far. The problem is, it's not my Jacob Bender -
in fact, not even a Jewish Jacob Bender! The locations are
totally off as well. I am sure that they sent me the wrong
person.

Do I have any right to send back the record and request another
search? Or is the transaction totally complete as far as they
are concerned?

I checked the Freedom of Information website and they seem to be
reticent on what my options are. So, I was wondering what any of
you have done in similar situations.

The SS-5 request fee was not cheap. I suppose I could always
spend another $29 (I don't have my ancestor's SS number) and
hope that I get luckier, but given the uncertainty of obtaining
positive results, I'd rather not. I have no additional information
to give them that they could double-check in the event of duplicate
names. The first time around, I gave them a name, month/year of
birth, address at time of death, and date of death. I am not able
to supply parents' names (indeed, that is precisely why I need
the SS- 5).

Given that the wrong form was sent to me, is there any way to
know whether or not my ancestor actually applied for Social
Security? He died in 1950 and is not present in the SS Death Index.
It seems to me that either he didn't apply and therefore no record
exists, or he did and the person searching screwed up or
overlooked the record. This uncertainty will surely drive me crazy!

Thanks for any tips.
Alex


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MARVIN/MERVIN was MEIR ?? #general

Dina Aptekar Hill <DinaHill@...>
 

Jewishgenners are fantastic!! With the help of a fellow
Jewishgenner, I believe I finally solved the mystery of this
name that has had me wondering about it for years.

"I read your letter because of my own First name. My Yiddish
name is Meyer (Meir). It is remotely possible that the last
name Marvin was originally some such Yiddish name. Can you
find any immigration records for Meira?"

I went through my files and there was her social security
application right there with the surname MEIRA staring right
back at me.

A few years back, I was in touch with the son of one of the
MARVIN sisters. He told me that his cousin Sadie lived with
them and grew up with him as a sister. Her father was one of
the MARVIN brothers who's name was forgotten by all. Harold
only remembered that he was the black sheep of the family.

Since Harold told me the name of Sadie's son, I e-mailed him.
He confirmed that his mother was raised by Jennie MARVIN BROWN,
and that although she was the neice, she grew up with the kids
as another one of her daughters.

Would you believe I went through my family history binder book
and found Sadie Weingrad's social security application that I
obviously sent for years ago when I first started the genealogy
searches. Her maiden name was MEIRA and she was also born in
Russia. She has her father's name as Arthur MEIRA and her mom
as Rose with a question mark for Rose's maiden name. The weird
thing or coincidental thing about that is that Rose was also
one of her other aunt's names.

So MARVIN was MEIRA it seems!!! I didn't make the connection
years ago when I received the application, but it is so obvious
now. Isn't it??

Sadie filled out her own social security application so isn't
that one of the best for accuracy??

Dina Aptekar Hill
Ft. Lauderdale, FL


San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society #general

enalibof@...
 

Next meeting: Sunday, November 17th - 1:00 P.M.

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 2nd Floor - Sr. Activity Rm.

*Program*

Established San Diego genealogist, Joan Lowrey will discuss
"The Hamburg Passenger Lists." These are a goldmine, as they
contain the place of birth or last residence. They are indexed
from 1850 through 1934, so are extremely important for years
when there is no index for various U.S. ports. Immigrants >from
Scandinavia, Poland, Russia and other countries also left >from
Hamburg. How to use these indexes and lists will be covered in
detail.

Non-members pay $3.00

Contact: Ellen Naliboff
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society #general

enalibof@...
 

Next meeting: Sunday, November 17th - 1:00 P.M.

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 2nd Floor - Sr. Activity Rm.

*Program*

Established San Diego genealogist, Joan Lowrey will discuss
"The Hamburg Passenger Lists." These are a goldmine, as they
contain the place of birth or last residence. They are indexed
from 1850 through 1934, so are extremely important for years
when there is no index for various U.S. ports. Immigrants >from
Scandinavia, Poland, Russia and other countries also left >from
Hamburg. How to use these indexes and lists will be covered in
detail.

Non-members pay $3.00

Contact: Ellen Naliboff
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society


BRANDON #scandinavia

Irene Levita <mimosa@...>
 

Hello

I am new with Scandinavian gen. I have been looking for PHILIP BRANDON,
my great-great-grandfather,born before 1832. (1832 was the year his son
was born) I have reason to believe that he may have
lived either in Altona, or Hamburg. He later emigrated to Amsterdam,
where my greatgrandfather was born.
PHILIP BRANDON married a lady whose name was Suze, or Suzanne, but I
have no maidenname.
I have tried many avenues but have not been able to find out anything
about them. If anyone is able to help in any way, I would be very
grateful.

Irene Levita
California
mimosa@cncnet.com


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia BRANDON #scandinavia

Irene Levita <mimosa@...>
 

Hello

I am new with Scandinavian gen. I have been looking for PHILIP BRANDON,
my great-great-grandfather,born before 1832. (1832 was the year his son
was born) I have reason to believe that he may have
lived either in Altona, or Hamburg. He later emigrated to Amsterdam,
where my greatgrandfather was born.
PHILIP BRANDON married a lady whose name was Suze, or Suzanne, but I
have no maidenname.
I have tried many avenues but have not been able to find out anything
about them. If anyone is able to help in any way, I would be very
grateful.

Irene Levita
California
mimosa@cncnet.com


compensation for slave labour #poland

Mark Finkelstein <finkym@...>
 

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slave labourers that was posted.
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information. How do I know if the Scyzoryk listed is my family?

Thank you for the help.
Madeleine Sarick
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JRI Poland #Poland compensation for slave labour #poland

Mark Finkelstein <finkym@...>
 

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Can anyone help me find out some more information on the list of names. =
I had been unable to find any record of what happened to my =
grandfather's family >from Dzialoszyce, so I looked through the list of =
slave labourers that was posted.
My family name is there, but the list provides no first name or other =
information. How do I know if the Scyzoryk listed is my family?

Thank you for the help.
Madeleine Sarick
POLAND: SCYZORYK, POMOCHNIK >from DZIALOSZYCE or BENDIN; FINKELSTEIN =
from RAJGEROD; NACHTIGAL >from IVANSK
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Re: Polish Directories online #poland

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@...>
 

Is there a pre-WW2 phone directory for Lodz?
- Shlomo Wygodny
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Hadassah Lipsius
To: JRI-Poland
Sent: 12/11/02 04:32
Subject: [jri-pl] Re: Polish Directories online

Gary stated:

<Regarding the 1938/39 Warsaw directory " Spis abonentow warszawskiej
sieci
telefonow." at
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.20020611001wa.2:

YIVO Institute has a copy. I saw it many years ago at their facility.>

The New York Public Library has the following Warsaw Phone Books
under Call Number *ZAN-9542

-1939/40
-1931/32
-1933/34
-1936/37

Under Call Number *ZAN-9541
-1936-37


When I mention to people about these phone books, I always add that it
always fun for me to think that my grandmother's sisters in Warsaw all
had
telephone numbers while my grandmother who lived in New York did not get
a
phone till 1942.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


Lebedow #poland

LADYODLES@...
 

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Has anyone here heard of a town called Lebedow? Supposedly my great
grandmother on my mom's side--Helen Berezowsky nee Farberman was >from that
town...only thing is now I can't find it anywhere. Please help.

Samantha Weiner
_________________

Searching for: Berezowsky
Asherman
Trop
Jakubowicz
Farberman
Sugarman
Weiner (supposedly >from Kiev (Kiyev) but there is more to
this story and would be glad to share.

some of these have many spellings.

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<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Has anyone here heard of a town called Lebedow? Supposedly my great grandmother on my mom's side--Helen Berezowsky nee Farberman was >from that town...only thing is now I can't find it anywhere. Please &nbsp;help.
<BR>
<BR>Samantha Weiner
<BR>_________________
<BR>
<BR>Searching for: Berezowsky
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Asherman
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Trop
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jakubowicz
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Farberman
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sugarman
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Weiner (supposedly >from Kiev (Kiyev) but there is more to this story and would be glad to share.
<BR>
<BR>some of these have many spellings.</FONT></HTML>

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Translation please #poland

Sherry Landa <sherry.landa@...>
 

Hi,

I got a reply >from the Poznan archives today-in Polish. I can get the gist
of it. They want 66,60 PLN za for my records. Then there is a bit which
seems to be some sort of bank address. This is the bit I am unsure of. I
don't want to make a mistake on the draft cheque and end up having it
returned so, if anyone could translate this part, I'd be most grateful. I
can either type it up (not that I have the accented characters) or I can
photograph the paper and send a jpg file privately. If you can help, please
contact me at sherry.landa@virgin.net
TIA
Best Wishes,
Sherry Landa (in Salford LAN England)


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Polish Directories online #poland

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@...>
 

Is there a pre-WW2 phone directory for Lodz?
- Shlomo Wygodny
Ramat Hasharon, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Hadassah Lipsius
To: JRI-Poland
Sent: 12/11/02 04:32
Subject: [jri-pl] Re: Polish Directories online

Gary stated:

<Regarding the 1938/39 Warsaw directory " Spis abonentow warszawskiej
sieci
telefonow." at
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.20020611001wa.2:

YIVO Institute has a copy. I saw it many years ago at their facility.>

The New York Public Library has the following Warsaw Phone Books
under Call Number *ZAN-9542

-1939/40
-1931/32
-1933/34
-1936/37

Under Call Number *ZAN-9541
-1936-37


When I mention to people about these phone books, I always add that it
always fun for me to think that my grandmother's sisters in Warsaw all
had
telephone numbers while my grandmother who lived in New York did not get
a
phone till 1942.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY


JRI Poland #Poland Lebedow #poland

LADYODLES@...
 

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Has anyone here heard of a town called Lebedow? Supposedly my great
grandmother on my mom's side--Helen Berezowsky nee Farberman was >from that
town...only thing is now I can't find it anywhere. Please help.

Samantha Weiner
_________________

Searching for: Berezowsky
Asherman
Trop
Jakubowicz
Farberman
Sugarman
Weiner (supposedly >from Kiev (Kiyev) but there is more to
this story and would be glad to share.

some of these have many spellings.

--part1_c6.14f17650.2b034362_boundary
Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Has anyone here heard of a town called Lebedow? Supposedly my great grandmother on my mom's side--Helen Berezowsky nee Farberman was >from that town...only thing is now I can't find it anywhere. Please &nbsp;help.
<BR>
<BR>Samantha Weiner
<BR>_________________
<BR>
<BR>Searching for: Berezowsky
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Asherman
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Trop
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jakubowicz
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Farberman
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sugarman
<BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Weiner (supposedly >from Kiev (Kiyev) but there is more to this story and would be glad to share.
<BR>
<BR>some of these have many spellings.</FONT></HTML>

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JRI Poland #Poland Translation please #poland

Sherry Landa <sherry.landa@...>
 

Hi,

I got a reply >from the Poznan archives today-in Polish. I can get the gist
of it. They want 66,60 PLN za for my records. Then there is a bit which
seems to be some sort of bank address. This is the bit I am unsure of. I
don't want to make a mistake on the draft cheque and end up having it
returned so, if anyone could translate this part, I'd be most grateful. I
can either type it up (not that I have the accented characters) or I can
photograph the paper and send a jpg file privately. If you can help, please
contact me at sherry.landa@virgin.net
TIA
Best Wishes,
Sherry Landa (in Salford LAN England)


Think about how JewishGen has helped you... #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I remember my first post to the JGDG, a few years ago.
I asked, "What is Galicia?"!!:~) Thanks to the incredible
people who run JewishGen, and the incredibly kind and
intelligent people who answer all our questions, I have
learned more about Jewish genealogy, Jewish history, and
Judaism, than I could ever begin to say. I have found
relatives I didn't even know existed.

My affiliation with JewishGen has changed my life!

Please think about how JewishGen has helped you, and give
as generously as you can to show your appreciation.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV
Searching: BLEIMAN (New Jersey), WEIDENFELD, ZWIRNBAUM, GOLDSACH

MODERATOR NOTE: For information on how to make a gift to
JewishGen, please see:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Think about how JewishGen has helped you... #general

Denise Azbill <famaz1@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I remember my first post to the JGDG, a few years ago.
I asked, "What is Galicia?"!!:~) Thanks to the incredible
people who run JewishGen, and the incredibly kind and
intelligent people who answer all our questions, I have
learned more about Jewish genealogy, Jewish history, and
Judaism, than I could ever begin to say. I have found
relatives I didn't even know existed.

My affiliation with JewishGen has changed my life!

Please think about how JewishGen has helped you, and give
as generously as you can to show your appreciation.

Sincerely,
Denise Azbill
Las Vegas, NV
Searching: BLEIMAN (New Jersey), WEIDENFELD, ZWIRNBAUM, GOLDSACH

MODERATOR NOTE: For information on how to make a gift to
JewishGen, please see:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/


Re: Wm. the Conquerer/King David #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Lilli - well said!
This afternoon, our JGSPBCI meeting program addressed - in
part - the same issue - but with a different tack: proof
of documentation of relationship. It must be a natural
impulse to have the desire to say - or record in your Family
Tree - that one's ancestor was the Vilna Gaon, King David,
Baal Shem Tov, or a famous Rabbi.

But - we should all remember the old genealogical saying:
"Genealogy without documentation - is mythology."

Coincidentally, - I recommend JewishGenners read the newly
released IAJGS Ethics for Jewish Genealogists, and the
accompanying adaptation of the late Rabbi Malcolm Stern's
"Ten Commandments in Genealogy".

Click:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/Ethics.htm

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita - Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm
Beach County, Inc., Florida
Recipient of the IAJGS 21st Conference Achievement Award
for Programming, London 2001


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wm. the Conquerer/King David #general

Curiousyl@...
 

Lilli - well said!
This afternoon, our JGSPBCI meeting program addressed - in
part - the same issue - but with a different tack: proof
of documentation of relationship. It must be a natural
impulse to have the desire to say - or record in your Family
Tree - that one's ancestor was the Vilna Gaon, King David,
Baal Shem Tov, or a famous Rabbi.

But - we should all remember the old genealogical saying:
"Genealogy without documentation - is mythology."

Coincidentally, - I recommend JewishGenners read the newly
released IAJGS Ethics for Jewish Genealogists, and the
accompanying adaptation of the late Rabbi Malcolm Stern's
"Ten Commandments in Genealogy".

Click:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/Ethics.htm

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita - Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm
Beach County, Inc., Florida
Recipient of the IAJGS 21st Conference Achievement Award
for Programming, London 2001