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Re: French naturalization #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

Can anyone tell me how to search for French Naturalization records
Aubrey Jacobus
===== It depends of the date of naturalisation.
For 1814-1853 go to:
http://www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/arn/
and ask for "naturalisations".
Then ask for the name you want. It gives you all the informations
(decree ref., date etc.) so that you can ask for the file to the
National Archives Library (CARAN).

For 1900-1950 there is a CDRom wich gives references for the file (but
public access to the file only untill 1940, after this date you must
ask for a derogation). The CGJ has this CDRom.

from 1853 to 1900, it is more difficult and you must come to France
(or find someone in France to help you) and search for the decree
in "Bulletin des Lois" or you can try a minitel site (3617 Archivis).
It is quite expensive, but it gives you all the informations in order
to ask the file.

When you have all the informations, If you can come to France to see
the file directly, you must ask for it to CARAN, (11 rue des 4 fils,
75004 Paris) either directly, either by a letter. It will take 2 or 3
weeks to obtain it and they will write to inform you when it will be
waiting for you.

If you cannot come to France, then write to :
Service de Reprographie, 60 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75141 Paris
Cedex 03
give them the references of the file and ask if it is possible to
obtain a copy, what kind of copy (probably microfilm), and how much
it will cost. It will take some days before they answer, but usually
they do it.

Also, for the period 1814-1900, there is a possibility I can give
you informations (I have notes concerning 1200 naturalization files
for this period)

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ (Paris, France)
www.genealoj.org


"Farible" Explained (Yes, its Yiddish) #general

Yigal Rechtman <rechtman@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Farible is a grudge, often used by Jews >from Lithuania and is found
in older Yiddish dictionaries.

Thanks to all who contributed.

-Yigal Rechtman
rechtman@...
www.rechtman.com
www.rechtman.info


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: French naturalization #general

Lifshitz-Krams Anne
 

Can anyone tell me how to search for French Naturalization records
Aubrey Jacobus
===== It depends of the date of naturalisation.
For 1814-1853 go to:
http://www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/arn/
and ask for "naturalisations".
Then ask for the name you want. It gives you all the informations
(decree ref., date etc.) so that you can ask for the file to the
National Archives Library (CARAN).

For 1900-1950 there is a CDRom wich gives references for the file (but
public access to the file only untill 1940, after this date you must
ask for a derogation). The CGJ has this CDRom.

from 1853 to 1900, it is more difficult and you must come to France
(or find someone in France to help you) and search for the decree
in "Bulletin des Lois" or you can try a minitel site (3617 Archivis).
It is quite expensive, but it gives you all the informations in order
to ask the file.

When you have all the informations, If you can come to France to see
the file directly, you must ask for it to CARAN, (11 rue des 4 fils,
75004 Paris) either directly, either by a letter. It will take 2 or 3
weeks to obtain it and they will write to inform you when it will be
waiting for you.

If you cannot come to France, then write to :
Service de Reprographie, 60 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75141 Paris
Cedex 03
give them the references of the file and ask if it is possible to
obtain a copy, what kind of copy (probably microfilm), and how much
it will cost. It will take some days before they answer, but usually
they do it.

Also, for the period 1814-1900, there is a possibility I can give
you informations (I have notes concerning 1200 naturalization files
for this period)

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ (Paris, France)
www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Farible" Explained (Yes, its Yiddish) #general

Yigal Rechtman <rechtman@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Farible is a grudge, often used by Jews >from Lithuania and is found
in older Yiddish dictionaries.

Thanks to all who contributed.

-Yigal Rechtman
rechtman@...
www.rechtman.com
www.rechtman.info


Re: Why the name change? #general

Steve Gabai <sgabai@...>
 

We can drive ourselves crazy trying to figure out names; first and
last - English and Hebrew.

My ggf's (Simon Greenberg) Hebrew name was Shlomo and I have reason
to believe he took the English equivalent - Solomon - in the U.S.
before going with Simon.

On my gf's (Harry) Newark, NJ birth certificate - assuming it's his
- his first name is listed as Ammil. But he was *always* Harry! (my
gf missed his DOB by two days on his WWI draft card).

And in Simon's obit, my gf is listed as Aaron - and he was about 38
at the time!

I think these name changes, discrepancy's and contradictions are just
part of the conspiracy our ancestors undertook to keep us guessing.

Steve Gabai

Researching:
ABOUAF, ABRAMS (NYC), ALGRANATI (ALGRANTI), CARMONA, CHASAN (any
spelling, including SCHAEZEN), FINKELSTEIN (NYC), GABAI (GABBAI -
GABAY), GREENBAUM, GREENBERG, INSKY, MUSSAF (NJ), PERLSTEIN (PEARLSTEIN),
RATOVETSKY, ROUSSO (RUSSO), SCHIMSKY (SCHYMSKER - SCHETZENSKY),
SCHRAPATZ (SKROPOTICH), SHWARTZ, (SCHWARTZ), SILVER, SPECTOR & TARANTO


Leica and the Freedom Train #general

Linda D.Epstein <lepstein@...>
 

Anyone interested in the contact info, I would be happy to pass
along.

In the current issue of the Leica Historical Society's quarterly
journal, "Viewfinder" there is a fascinating article ("About Leica
Cameras and The Freedom Train"). The "Freedom Train", was a creation
of the Leitz family, founders and controlling shareholders of the
Leica camera business in Germany. At the outset of the Nazi era in
the mid 30's, the family, who were Protestant, staunch anti-Nazis,
and members of the then liberal (small L) Democratic Party of Germany,
had no illusions as to what was up. They devised a clever scheme to
extricate their Jewish employees, and later the Jews of Wetzlar, and
still later other Jewish families in the communities around Wetzlar.

Mr. Leitz went to the Nazis with a proposal to substantially increase
the sales of Leica products throughout the world. To do so, he would
need to send factory trained Leica employee-technicians abroad to
support local Leica dealers. What the German government did not know
was that the new Leica reps would be members of the Jewish community
in the Wetzlar area. The Nazis, wishing to earn hard currency, eagerly
approved the program, and Leitz was able emigrate at least 200-300
members of the community into the United States alone. Many others
were extricated elsewhere, but the total has never been established.

The Leitz family, fearing retribution in postwar Germany >from neo-Nazis,
declined to allow the story to be told, and withheld the story >from
publication until all Leitz figures involved in the subterfuge had
gone on to the great photo-shoot in the sky. They are all now gone,
and in the last three years, two journals of modest circulation have
detailed this story: one by a Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith in a 1998 article
in a journal of the Reformed Jewish movement in England; the other by
Norman C. Lipton in Photo International, an English language publication
printed in Tokyo. Smith's essay will be published this spring by the
American Photographic Historical Society, 1150 Avenue of the Americas,
New York 10036.

In the meantime, the principal author of that study, George Gilbert,
would appreciate any information >from anyone knowing members of the
Leica "Freedom Train", their descendants, relatives and friends.

Linda D. Epstein -lepstein@...
TIKOTZINSKI/EPSTEIN: Sokolka, Grodno---> Elmira, NY ***
SPUND/MORRIS/SHAPIRO: Minsk ---> Washington, DC and Chicago, IL ***
WEINSTEIN: Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) ---> Israel and NYC, US ***
SAFFIAN/SAFIAN: Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) ---> LA, CA, NYC, US
*** WOLFOWICH: Krinky, Grodno ***GROSSMAN: RUSSIA ---> Utica, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Why the name change? #general

Steve Gabai <sgabai@...>
 

We can drive ourselves crazy trying to figure out names; first and
last - English and Hebrew.

My ggf's (Simon Greenberg) Hebrew name was Shlomo and I have reason
to believe he took the English equivalent - Solomon - in the U.S.
before going with Simon.

On my gf's (Harry) Newark, NJ birth certificate - assuming it's his
- his first name is listed as Ammil. But he was *always* Harry! (my
gf missed his DOB by two days on his WWI draft card).

And in Simon's obit, my gf is listed as Aaron - and he was about 38
at the time!

I think these name changes, discrepancy's and contradictions are just
part of the conspiracy our ancestors undertook to keep us guessing.

Steve Gabai

Researching:
ABOUAF, ABRAMS (NYC), ALGRANATI (ALGRANTI), CARMONA, CHASAN (any
spelling, including SCHAEZEN), FINKELSTEIN (NYC), GABAI (GABBAI -
GABAY), GREENBAUM, GREENBERG, INSKY, MUSSAF (NJ), PERLSTEIN (PEARLSTEIN),
RATOVETSKY, ROUSSO (RUSSO), SCHIMSKY (SCHYMSKER - SCHETZENSKY),
SCHRAPATZ (SKROPOTICH), SHWARTZ, (SCHWARTZ), SILVER, SPECTOR & TARANTO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Leica and the Freedom Train #general

Linda D.Epstein <lepstein@...>
 

Anyone interested in the contact info, I would be happy to pass
along.

In the current issue of the Leica Historical Society's quarterly
journal, "Viewfinder" there is a fascinating article ("About Leica
Cameras and The Freedom Train"). The "Freedom Train", was a creation
of the Leitz family, founders and controlling shareholders of the
Leica camera business in Germany. At the outset of the Nazi era in
the mid 30's, the family, who were Protestant, staunch anti-Nazis,
and members of the then liberal (small L) Democratic Party of Germany,
had no illusions as to what was up. They devised a clever scheme to
extricate their Jewish employees, and later the Jews of Wetzlar, and
still later other Jewish families in the communities around Wetzlar.

Mr. Leitz went to the Nazis with a proposal to substantially increase
the sales of Leica products throughout the world. To do so, he would
need to send factory trained Leica employee-technicians abroad to
support local Leica dealers. What the German government did not know
was that the new Leica reps would be members of the Jewish community
in the Wetzlar area. The Nazis, wishing to earn hard currency, eagerly
approved the program, and Leitz was able emigrate at least 200-300
members of the community into the United States alone. Many others
were extricated elsewhere, but the total has never been established.

The Leitz family, fearing retribution in postwar Germany >from neo-Nazis,
declined to allow the story to be told, and withheld the story >from
publication until all Leitz figures involved in the subterfuge had
gone on to the great photo-shoot in the sky. They are all now gone,
and in the last three years, two journals of modest circulation have
detailed this story: one by a Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith in a 1998 article
in a journal of the Reformed Jewish movement in England; the other by
Norman C. Lipton in Photo International, an English language publication
printed in Tokyo. Smith's essay will be published this spring by the
American Photographic Historical Society, 1150 Avenue of the Americas,
New York 10036.

In the meantime, the principal author of that study, George Gilbert,
would appreciate any information >from anyone knowing members of the
Leica "Freedom Train", their descendants, relatives and friends.

Linda D. Epstein -lepstein@...
TIKOTZINSKI/EPSTEIN: Sokolka, Grodno---> Elmira, NY ***
SPUND/MORRIS/SHAPIRO: Minsk ---> Washington, DC and Chicago, IL ***
WEINSTEIN: Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) ---> Israel and NYC, US ***
SAFFIAN/SAFIAN: Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) ---> LA, CA, NYC, US
*** WOLFOWICH: Krinky, Grodno ***GROSSMAN: RUSSIA ---> Utica, NY


A DENTIST, IN WINDHOEK? #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Gustav GINSBERG(1873-1920s, probably 1922) was a
brother of my great-grand-father Senator Franz
GINSBERG.
He was a dentist and his place of residence was
Windhoek, South West Africa.

He was married to a pianist Edith MENDELSSOHN who left
South Africa and died in the USA.

I would like to know more about both of these people.

Does anyone have any directories or handbooks with
information about Windhoek during the period in which
Gustav was alive? If so is there any mention in them
of dentists in this town?

Well, any information about either of these two people
would be of great interest to me.

Thank you, Adam Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica A DENTIST, IN WINDHOEK? #southafrica

adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@...>
 

Gustav GINSBERG(1873-1920s, probably 1922) was a
brother of my great-grand-father Senator Franz
GINSBERG.
He was a dentist and his place of residence was
Windhoek, South West Africa.

He was married to a pianist Edith MENDELSSOHN who left
South Africa and died in the USA.

I would like to know more about both of these people.

Does anyone have any directories or handbooks with
information about Windhoek during the period in which
Gustav was alive? If so is there any mention in them
of dentists in this town?

Well, any information about either of these two people
would be of great interest to me.

Thank you, Adam Yamey,London, UK<adamandlopa@...>


Interests in Hull and Sheffield; also the ROTH family #unitedkingdom

David Jacobs <davidmjacobs@...>
 

My own interests in the UK include:
Hull and a family called GOLDMAN.
Sheffield and a family called JACOBS which was originally GOSTYNSKI
and the ROTH family (as in Cecil the noted historian) most of the story of
which I have thanks to the kindness of others.

Genealogically yours,

David M. Jacobs
Vancouver, BC, Canada
davidmjacobs@...
searching for:
DE KIKA of New York City
GOLDMAN of Hull, England and Kleczew, Poland
GOSTYNSKI of Sheffield England and Kleczew, Poland
ISRAEL of London, England and Fremantle, Western Australia
JACOBS of Sheffield, England and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
KRAKOUER anywhere in Australia, London England and Krakow? Poland
MARDON in South Australia
O'REILLY of Melbourne, Australia and county Cavan, Ireland
SMIBERT anywhere in Australia


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Interests in Hull and Sheffield; also the ROTH family #unitedkingdom

David Jacobs <davidmjacobs@...>
 

My own interests in the UK include:
Hull and a family called GOLDMAN.
Sheffield and a family called JACOBS which was originally GOSTYNSKI
and the ROTH family (as in Cecil the noted historian) most of the story of
which I have thanks to the kindness of others.

Genealogically yours,

David M. Jacobs
Vancouver, BC, Canada
davidmjacobs@...
searching for:
DE KIKA of New York City
GOLDMAN of Hull, England and Kleczew, Poland
GOSTYNSKI of Sheffield England and Kleczew, Poland
ISRAEL of London, England and Fremantle, Western Australia
JACOBS of Sheffield, England and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
KRAKOUER anywhere in Australia, London England and Krakow? Poland
MARDON in South Australia
O'REILLY of Melbourne, Australia and county Cavan, Ireland
SMIBERT anywhere in Australia


looking for lewison #lithuania

mccain <mccain@...>
 

Help !!!! , I have been searching for 2 years and have found nothing , what
am i doing wrong ???

My great grandfather, Abraham Lewison , was born in Russia . Dead family
members said my grandfather , Emanuel Lewison , came from
Jacobstadt/Jacobpils , now in latvia. Emanuel was born in aprrox 1853. He
married a Susan Harris in London in 1876 and his marriage certificate gives
his age as 23. Emanuel and Susan emigrated to South Africa. They lived in
Oudtshoorn and farmed ostriches. Both great grandfather , Abraham , and
grandfather, Emanuel used the surname Lewison.

Could Abraham and Emanuel be surnames rather than first names ???
Could lewison be a place name, perhaps where they came >from ???
Has anybody any ideas where i can find out about "My" Lewisons >from Eastern
Europe ???

Did they change their surname on coming to UK ??? , How could i find out if
this is so ???

Please respond privately.

Zoie McCain

MODERATOR'S NOTE: For maximum effectiveness, this message should also be posted to the Latvia SIG and Southern Africa SIG Discussion Groups.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania looking for lewison #lithuania

mccain <mccain@...>
 

Help !!!! , I have been searching for 2 years and have found nothing , what
am i doing wrong ???

My great grandfather, Abraham Lewison , was born in Russia . Dead family
members said my grandfather , Emanuel Lewison , came from
Jacobstadt/Jacobpils , now in latvia. Emanuel was born in aprrox 1853. He
married a Susan Harris in London in 1876 and his marriage certificate gives
his age as 23. Emanuel and Susan emigrated to South Africa. They lived in
Oudtshoorn and farmed ostriches. Both great grandfather , Abraham , and
grandfather, Emanuel used the surname Lewison.

Could Abraham and Emanuel be surnames rather than first names ???
Could lewison be a place name, perhaps where they came >from ???
Has anybody any ideas where i can find out about "My" Lewisons >from Eastern
Europe ???

Did they change their surname on coming to UK ??? , How could i find out if
this is so ???

Please respond privately.

Zoie McCain

MODERATOR'S NOTE: For maximum effectiveness, this message should also be posted to the Latvia SIG and Southern Africa SIG Discussion Groups.


researching: LANDSMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN from Vilna area #lithuania

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I've recently found that my great-grandmother Feiga (FINBERG) LANDSMAN came to Boston >from Vilna in 1921. I also learned that my great-grandfather Avraham LANDSMAN died in Vilna around 1916 (a 90 year old cousin just told me, on a recent trip to Massachusetts, that he remembers being 4 years old when his father learned of Avraham's death).

Most interesting is that I also learned, after obtaining Feiga's death
certificate in Boston, that her parents were Eliayahu/Eli (tombstone/death certificate) and Ida (don't know hebrew name yet).

Almost all the records (her children's marriages) list her maiden name as
FINBERG. However, two records (both of which were recorded by my father's uncle Louis) show her maiden name as PEANEN or PINAN. All the records associated with marriages by siblings of Louis (including my grandmother's marriage certificate) show the name as FINBERG.

I have a few questions:

1. Anyone familiar with these people?
2. Is there any equivalence between FINBERG and PEANEN (phonetically into
yiddish or some other way)?
3. If Avraham LANDSMAN died in 1916 in Vilna, would there be a record in
Lithuania?

Please reply privately to
<meyers01@...>

Thanks,

Marty Meyers


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania researching: LANDSMAN/FINBERG/PEANEN from Vilna area #lithuania

Marty Meyers <meyers01@...>
 

I've recently found that my great-grandmother Feiga (FINBERG) LANDSMAN came to Boston >from Vilna in 1921. I also learned that my great-grandfather Avraham LANDSMAN died in Vilna around 1916 (a 90 year old cousin just told me, on a recent trip to Massachusetts, that he remembers being 4 years old when his father learned of Avraham's death).

Most interesting is that I also learned, after obtaining Feiga's death
certificate in Boston, that her parents were Eliayahu/Eli (tombstone/death certificate) and Ida (don't know hebrew name yet).

Almost all the records (her children's marriages) list her maiden name as
FINBERG. However, two records (both of which were recorded by my father's uncle Louis) show her maiden name as PEANEN or PINAN. All the records associated with marriages by siblings of Louis (including my grandmother's marriage certificate) show the name as FINBERG.

I have a few questions:

1. Anyone familiar with these people?
2. Is there any equivalence between FINBERG and PEANEN (phonetically into
yiddish or some other way)?
3. If Avraham LANDSMAN died in 1916 in Vilna, would there be a record in
Lithuania?

Please reply privately to
<meyers01@...>

Thanks,

Marty Meyers


Posting name interests #unitedkingdom

Hershon <hershon@...>
 

Here are my research names, all outside the east end of London!

Hershon/Herschon/Hirschhorn, Liverpool
Gilbert, Liverpool/Brighton/?Manchester
Davidson, Liverpool
Levien, Leeds

If you have any interest in these names I would like to hear >from you.

Many thanks
Lorraine Hershon


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Posting name interests #unitedkingdom

Hershon <hershon@...>
 

Here are my research names, all outside the east end of London!

Hershon/Herschon/Hirschhorn, Liverpool
Gilbert, Liverpool/Brighton/?Manchester
Davidson, Liverpool
Levien, Leeds

If you have any interest in these names I would like to hear >from you.

Many thanks
Lorraine Hershon


Lodz Ghetto Workshop, Washington, August 23 #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I recently received a notice that there will be a two-week workshop on
research about the Lodz Ghetto at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, August
12-23, 2002, Washington, D.C. Although most of the sessions are only open to
invited participants, there is a scheduled final, public session set for
Friday, August 23.

In anyone would be willing to attend this session and report back to us,
please let me know. For more information, contact the US Holocaust Memorial
Museum.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz ShtetLinks Coordinator
LARG Co-coordinator
seflaum@...


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Ghetto Workshop, Washington, August 23 #lodz #poland

Seflaum@...
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

I recently received a notice that there will be a two-week workshop on
research about the Lodz Ghetto at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, August
12-23, 2002, Washington, D.C. Although most of the sessions are only open to
invited participants, there is a scheduled final, public session set for
Friday, August 23.

In anyone would be willing to attend this session and report back to us,
please let me know. For more information, contact the US Holocaust Memorial
Museum.

Regards,
Shirley Rotbein Flaum
Lodz ShtetLinks Coordinator
LARG Co-coordinator
seflaum@...