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ViewMate Translation Request- Russian- Marriage Certificate #general

Barbara Fox
 

Could someone please tell me if this is the correct marriage document
for Pinkwas Eliasz ERENBERG and Sura Ryfka DAJCER? If it is, I would
greatly appreciate a summary of the document with the relevant
genealogical information such as names (especially of the couple's
parents, witnesses, rabbi), dates, towns, occupations, etc.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate application.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46623

Thank you very much!
Barbara Fox
Cherry Hill, NJ

Researching EHRENBERG, IMBER, WALTUCH, ROSENBERG, BLEICH,
ZILBER/SILBER, FUCHS/FOX, REICHMAN, KURMAN/COHEN


Researching DOFFMANS from Warsaw area #poland

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

Dear All,

According to his UK Naturalization papers, Maurice DOFFMAN - father of
my (late) maternal first cousin Cecil - was born in Warsaw in 1898 to
Joseph and Sarah DOFFMAN. Despite a diligent search of the Warsaw
Gubernia BMD records listed in the JRI-Poland database I haven't found
Maurice DOFFMAN's birth record, nor any vital records for other DOFFMANS,
for that matter. A search of the entire database listed three DOFFMANS
in two other gubernias- all of whom were female.

Question: have all of the Warsaw BMD records been indexed or are there
more to come?

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, California
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching (partial list)
DROZDIASZ/ROSE: Karczew, Poland; Preston, Lancashire, England
ISAACS (original Polish surname unknown): Mlawa, Poland; Birmingham, England
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Poland
MICHALASZ, Poland (town unknown)
SAFIRSTEIN/SAPERSTEIN: Karczew, Poland
WINTER: Kalisz, Poland; New Jersey, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request- Russian- Marriage Certificate #general

Barbara Fox
 

Could someone please tell me if this is the correct marriage document
for Pinkwas Eliasz ERENBERG and Sura Ryfka DAJCER? If it is, I would
greatly appreciate a summary of the document with the relevant
genealogical information such as names (especially of the couple's
parents, witnesses, rabbi), dates, towns, occupations, etc.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate application.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46623

Thank you very much!
Barbara Fox
Cherry Hill, NJ

Researching EHRENBERG, IMBER, WALTUCH, ROSENBERG, BLEICH,
ZILBER/SILBER, FUCHS/FOX, REICHMAN, KURMAN/COHEN


JRI Poland #Poland Researching DOFFMANS from Warsaw area #poland

RuthNW <ruthnw@...>
 

Dear All,

According to his UK Naturalization papers, Maurice DOFFMAN - father of
my (late) maternal first cousin Cecil - was born in Warsaw in 1898 to
Joseph and Sarah DOFFMAN. Despite a diligent search of the Warsaw
Gubernia BMD records listed in the JRI-Poland database I haven't found
Maurice DOFFMAN's birth record, nor any vital records for other DOFFMANS,
for that matter. A search of the entire database listed three DOFFMANS
in two other gubernias- all of whom were female.

Question: have all of the Warsaw BMD records been indexed or are there
more to come?

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, California
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching (partial list)
DROZDIASZ/ROSE: Karczew, Poland; Preston, Lancashire, England
ISAACS (original Polish surname unknown): Mlawa, Poland; Birmingham, England
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Poland
MICHALASZ, Poland (town unknown)
SAFIRSTEIN/SAPERSTEIN: Karczew, Poland
WINTER: Kalisz, Poland; New Jersey, USA


ViewMate Translation Request- Russian- Marriage Certificate #poland

Barbara Fox
 

Could someone please tell me if this is the correct marriage document
for Pinkwas Eliasz Erenberg and Sura Ryfka Dajcer? If it is, I would
greatly appreciate a summary of the document with the relevant
genealogical information such as names (especially of the couple's
parents, witnesses, rabbi), dates, towns, occupations, etc.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate application.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46623

Thank you very much!
Barbara Fox
Cherry Hill, NJ

Researching EHRENBERG, IMBER, WALTUCH, ROSENBERG, BLEICH,
ZILBER/SILBER, FUCHS/FOX, REICHMAN, KURMAN/COHEN


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Translation Request- Russian- Marriage Certificate #poland

Barbara Fox
 

Could someone please tell me if this is the correct marriage document
for Pinkwas Eliasz Erenberg and Sura Ryfka Dajcer? If it is, I would
greatly appreciate a summary of the document with the relevant
genealogical information such as names (especially of the couple's
parents, witnesses, rabbi), dates, towns, occupations, etc.

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate application.

It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM46623

Thank you very much!
Barbara Fox
Cherry Hill, NJ

Researching EHRENBERG, IMBER, WALTUCH, ROSENBERG, BLEICH,
ZILBER/SILBER, FUCHS/FOX, REICHMAN, KURMAN/COHEN


GINSBERG from Radziwillow, Poland (today Radyvyliv, Ukraine). #poland

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Yohanan Loeffler wrote: < Eli GINSBERG - STRAUSSBURG, 89 years old,
born in Lackenbach, Austria, hopes to learn more about her late father's
GINSBERG / GINSBURG family >from Radziwillow, Poland (today Radyvyliv,
Ukraine). She doesn't know anything about this branch of the family.
... I found a JewishGen researcher (no. 140252), researching the same
family >from the same town , but he did not reply to my messages. >

- - - - -
Using the following resources, I traced the researcher's relatives and
discovered her grandmother's maiden name was GINSBERG and an extensive
family tree.

JGFF < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ > researcher #140252 for GINSBERG
from Radyvyliv, Ukraine last logged in April 2015. Via JGFF, I sent
Yohanan's post with a copy to myself to find out the researcher's name
and perhaps result in a reply.

Intelius < http://www.stephenmorse.org/birthday/publicrec.html > lists the
researcher's age and relatives as well as their ages and relatives and
associated cities.

A Google search < www.google.com > resulted in an obituary for the
researcher's grandmother whose maiden name was GINSBERG and mentions more
relatives to trace and contact.

AnyWho < http://www.anywho.com/whitepages > lists addresses and phones for
two of the grandmother's children.

Ancestry < www.ancestry.com >
The 1940 census lists the researcher's grandmother's birthplace as Illinois.
Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 lists her
parents' names, which may help Yohanan link her to Eli's father.
An extensive member-submitted family tree, that appears well-researched
including photos and documents, goes back three earlier generations with
ancestors all born in Radyvyliv.

Per JewishGen Communities < http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
Radyvyliv, Ukraine was Radzivlov in Kremenets, Volhynia, Russian Empire
before WWI and Radziwillow, Dubno, Wolyn, Poland between the Wars. >from 1939
to 1992 the town was Chervonoarmeisk in the Soviet Union.

All of the information found was sent to Yohanan who will hopefully be able
to connect the GINSBERG families.

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


JRI Poland #Poland GINSBERG from Radziwillow, Poland (today Radyvyliv, Ukraine). #poland

bette_sscf <bette_sscf@...>
 

Yohanan Loeffler wrote: < Eli GINSBERG - STRAUSSBURG, 89 years old,
born in Lackenbach, Austria, hopes to learn more about her late father's
GINSBERG / GINSBURG family >from Radziwillow, Poland (today Radyvyliv,
Ukraine). She doesn't know anything about this branch of the family.
... I found a JewishGen researcher (no. 140252), researching the same
family >from the same town , but he did not reply to my messages. >

- - - - -
Using the following resources, I traced the researcher's relatives and
discovered her grandmother's maiden name was GINSBERG and an extensive
family tree.

JGFF < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ > researcher #140252 for GINSBERG
from Radyvyliv, Ukraine last logged in April 2015. Via JGFF, I sent
Yohanan's post with a copy to myself to find out the researcher's name
and perhaps result in a reply.

Intelius < http://www.stephenmorse.org/birthday/publicrec.html > lists the
researcher's age and relatives as well as their ages and relatives and
associated cities.

A Google search < www.google.com > resulted in an obituary for the
researcher's grandmother whose maiden name was GINSBERG and mentions more
relatives to trace and contact.

AnyWho < http://www.anywho.com/whitepages > lists addresses and phones for
two of the grandmother's children.

Ancestry < www.ancestry.com >
The 1940 census lists the researcher's grandmother's birthplace as Illinois.
Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 lists her
parents' names, which may help Yohanan link her to Eli's father.
An extensive member-submitted family tree, that appears well-researched
including photos and documents, goes back three earlier generations with
ancestors all born in Radyvyliv.

Per JewishGen Communities < http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
Radyvyliv, Ukraine was Radzivlov in Kremenets, Volhynia, Russian Empire
before WWI and Radziwillow, Dubno, Wolyn, Poland between the Wars. >from 1939
to 1992 the town was Chervonoarmeisk in the Soviet Union.

All of the information found was sent to Yohanan who will hopefully be able
to connect the GINSBERG families.

Bette Stoop Mas
USA


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #general

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #romania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Romania SIG #Romania Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #romania

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #yiddish

bounce-3146754-772983@...
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #yiddish

bounce-3146754-772983@...
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play >from Door to Door. The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Ancestry Acquires Adpay, Inc. #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement and
plan of merger with Adpay, Inc. Adpay, Inc is the creator of an operators
of Memoriams.com obituary input network, and is the largest and fastest
growing obituary platform, submitting to 3,000 newspapers in the U.S. The
information comes >from funeral homes. Along with Newspapers.com, another
Ancestry product, they will help newspapers strengthen and grow. AdPay,
Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.

To read more go to: http://tinyurl.com/jvfkqmu
Original url:
http://corporate.ancestry.com/press/press-releases/2016/05/ancestry-acquires-adpay-inc/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry Acquires Adpay, Inc. #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Ancestry announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement and
plan of merger with Adpay, Inc. Adpay, Inc is the creator of an operators
of Memoriams.com obituary input network, and is the largest and fastest
growing obituary platform, submitting to 3,000 newspapers in the U.S. The
information comes >from funeral homes. Along with Newspapers.com, another
Ancestry product, they will help newspapers strengthen and grow. AdPay,
Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.

To read more go to: http://tinyurl.com/jvfkqmu
Original url:
http://corporate.ancestry.com/press/press-releases/2016/05/ancestry-acquires-adpay-inc/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Original Message From: Steven C Kleinman
My grandparents were married on January 4, 1914 in Brooklyn and I have a
copy of their marriage certificate. However I can't seem to find them in
the index that was recently digitized. What date should I be searching?
There's a lot of misinformation floating around about this file.

To answer Steven's specific question if the marriage was the beginning of
January 1914 the license (if there is one) would have been done in December
the prior year. The filing was any where >from a few days to a few weeks
before the wedding. Since January 4th is too soon in the month try the prior
month.

Also as I understand it the couple could file for their license in any borough.
Start with the borough where they were married and if you do not find them
there try where the bride lived and try Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx first
because they were more populous. Queens and Staten Island are less likely.

But here's the issue -- licenses were not required when the couple was being
married by an established religious organization. A lot of people got them
but not everyone especially in the earlier years. So while it might be worth
looking if they do not show up in the index it might be a filing error or it
might be they did not have one. As the staff at the Archives explains it you
could walk into a religious institution and say you wanted to be married and
that institution could fill out the paper work for you or they could just go
ahead any marry you.

Further there's a lot of discussion that these forms are three pages so that
have so much more information That's not what I have found after years of
working in these forms. Most of the instances I have seen the information is
the same as the more recognized Health Department certificate. Second even
though there are multiple pages it is very repetitious. Rare have I found
that people gave different answers to questions such as place they were born
between the two sets of documents.

Where I have found the Clerk's files to be helpful is that sometimes you have
difficulty reading the Health Department forms so this gives a second chance
to hope the handwriting or information is clearer. Also the Clerk asked for
the details of a divorce versus the Health Department which only asked for
the number of marriages and if there was a prior one how it had been resolved,
ie divorce, widow, etc. If it was a Divorce in theory the Clerk recorded the
date and court when the divorce was granted.

The other big challenge which people are discovering is these files are sorted
by date and the first two letters of the last name and the handwriting can be
difficult to read.

Good luck searching. Hope this helps to clear up some of the misinformation
about these files.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Index #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Original Message From: Steven C Kleinman
My grandparents were married on January 4, 1914 in Brooklyn and I have a
copy of their marriage certificate. However I can't seem to find them in
the index that was recently digitized. What date should I be searching?
There's a lot of misinformation floating around about this file.

To answer Steven's specific question if the marriage was the beginning of
January 1914 the license (if there is one) would have been done in December
the prior year. The filing was any where >from a few days to a few weeks
before the wedding. Since January 4th is too soon in the month try the prior
month.

Also as I understand it the couple could file for their license in any borough.
Start with the borough where they were married and if you do not find them
there try where the bride lived and try Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx first
because they were more populous. Queens and Staten Island are less likely.

But here's the issue -- licenses were not required when the couple was being
married by an established religious organization. A lot of people got them
but not everyone especially in the earlier years. So while it might be worth
looking if they do not show up in the index it might be a filing error or it
might be they did not have one. As the staff at the Archives explains it you
could walk into a religious institution and say you wanted to be married and
that institution could fill out the paper work for you or they could just go
ahead any marry you.

Further there's a lot of discussion that these forms are three pages so that
have so much more information That's not what I have found after years of
working in these forms. Most of the instances I have seen the information is
the same as the more recognized Health Department certificate. Second even
though there are multiple pages it is very repetitious. Rare have I found
that people gave different answers to questions such as place they were born
between the two sets of documents.

Where I have found the Clerk's files to be helpful is that sometimes you have
difficulty reading the Health Department forms so this gives a second chance
to hope the handwriting or information is clearer. Also the Clerk asked for
the details of a divorce versus the Health Department which only asked for
the number of marriages and if there was a prior one how it had been resolved,
ie divorce, widow, etc. If it was a Divorce in theory the Clerk recorded the
date and court when the divorce was granted.

The other big challenge which people are discovering is these files are sorted
by date and the first two letters of the last name and the handwriting can be
difficult to read.

Good luck searching. Hope this helps to clear up some of the misinformation
about these files.

Allan Jordan


Seattle Jewish Theater Company at the 36th IAJGS Conference #ukraine

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play, ">from Door to Door". The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


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This summer's 36th conference of the International Association of Jewish
Genealogical Societies in Seattle will feature a performance of the
highly acclaimed play, ">from Door to Door". The heart-warming, bittersweet
comedy will be staged by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, a local
theater group devoted to Jewish-themed plays.

Written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC
artistic director Art Feinglass, >from Door to Door follows the lives of
three generations of a family of Jewish women, >from impoverished
immigrant to successful American. The performance will take place on
the evening of August 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in
downtown Seattle, where the conference will run >from August 7 to 12.

As director Art Feinglass notes, "The play takes its title >from the
Hebrew song L'dor V'dor, '>from generation to generation.' It examines
what it means to grow up Jewish and to love those closest to, and most
like, ourselves." An audience discussion with the director and cast will
follow the performance.

During the conference, SJTC will also present Jewish History Live in
which actors will portray Jewish immigrants who came to Seattle from
areas as disparate as Turkey, Rhodes, and Russia in the early 1900s, and
Germany and Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. They will engage conference
attendees in conversation, tell their personal stories and share their
dreams as new immigrants to America.

This summer's IAJGS conference will also feature a Jewish Film Festival
put together by leading Jewish film scholar and teacher of cinema Eric
Goldman. Other highlights include the opening night keynote address by
Dr. Devin Naar, chair of the University of Washington Sephardic Studies
Program, and a resource room accessing a vast array of databases. And,
as at previous conferences, remote streaming of selected programs will
be available through LIVE!

For more information visit the conference website www.iajgs2016.org. For
more information about Seattle Jewish Theater Company, visit
www.SeattleJewishTheater.com.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs

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