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NEW: LIbrary & Archives Canada immigration databases #ukraine

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of
"Traces of the Past", a new component of the virtual exhibition "Moving
Here, Staying Here: the Canadian Immigrant Experience".

You are invited to visit the site at:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/immigrants.

Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Canadian
Culture Online initiative, the site uses documents held at LAC to tell
the exciting story of immigration to Canada >from the early 19th century
to the outbreak of the Second World War. As well as learning first
hand the trials of immigration through narratives enhanced by
manuscripts, publications and visual material, you are encouraged to
find your own family's history through the databases of digitized
documents ... such as passenger lists and muster rolls ... that are
provided.

In collaboration with the Canadian Genealogy Centre, LAC is pleased to
offer the following research tools, all of which include digitized
images of documents:

Passenger Lists
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/passenger/index-e.html

Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official immigration documents >from
1865 to 1935. The lists contain information such as the name, age,
country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger. The
lists are organized by port and date of arrival. This database
provides access to passenger lists for the ports of Quebec (1865-1921);
Halifax (1881-1912, and soon to 1922); Saint John (1900-1912); North
Sydney (1906-1908); Vancouver (1905-1912); and Victoria (1905 to 1912
shortly).

The Ward Chipman Papers
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/ward-chipman/index-e.html

Ward Chipman the Elder (1754-1824), a Massachusetts lawyer, was also an
army administrator in the State of New York between 1777 and 1783. In
1784, he settled in New Brunswick where he served as solicitor general
until 1808. The Ward Chipman Papers contain muster rolls of Loyalists,
and their families, who were members of demobilized regiments and who
settled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This research tool provides
access to nearly 19,000 references to Loyalist families.

The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers Collection (LI-RA-MA)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/li-ra-ma/index-e.html

The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers collection (LI-RA-MA) contains documents
created between 1898 and 1922 by the Canadian consular offices of the
Tsarist Russian Empire. The series on passports and identity papers
(many with photos) contains approximately 11,400 files on Jewish,
Ukrainian and Finnish immigrants who came to Canada >from the Russian
Empire. Also included are passport applications and questionnaires
containing general information. Nearly half the database is now
available online, with the rest to be added soon.

The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of
this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Angele Alain at
webservices@lac-bac.gc.ca.

Posted by:
Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine NEW: LIbrary & Archives Canada immigration databases #ukraine

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of
"Traces of the Past", a new component of the virtual exhibition "Moving
Here, Staying Here: the Canadian Immigrant Experience".

You are invited to visit the site at:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/immigrants.

Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Canadian
Culture Online initiative, the site uses documents held at LAC to tell
the exciting story of immigration to Canada >from the early 19th century
to the outbreak of the Second World War. As well as learning first
hand the trials of immigration through narratives enhanced by
manuscripts, publications and visual material, you are encouraged to
find your own family's history through the databases of digitized
documents ... such as passenger lists and muster rolls ... that are
provided.

In collaboration with the Canadian Genealogy Centre, LAC is pleased to
offer the following research tools, all of which include digitized
images of documents:

Passenger Lists
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/passenger/index-e.html

Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official immigration documents >from
1865 to 1935. The lists contain information such as the name, age,
country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger. The
lists are organized by port and date of arrival. This database
provides access to passenger lists for the ports of Quebec (1865-1921);
Halifax (1881-1912, and soon to 1922); Saint John (1900-1912); North
Sydney (1906-1908); Vancouver (1905-1912); and Victoria (1905 to 1912
shortly).

The Ward Chipman Papers
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/ward-chipman/index-e.html

Ward Chipman the Elder (1754-1824), a Massachusetts lawyer, was also an
army administrator in the State of New York between 1777 and 1783. In
1784, he settled in New Brunswick where he served as solicitor general
until 1808. The Ward Chipman Papers contain muster rolls of Loyalists,
and their families, who were members of demobilized regiments and who
settled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This research tool provides
access to nearly 19,000 references to Loyalist families.

The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers Collection (LI-RA-MA)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/li-ra-ma/index-e.html

The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers collection (LI-RA-MA) contains documents
created between 1898 and 1922 by the Canadian consular offices of the
Tsarist Russian Empire. The series on passports and identity papers
(many with photos) contains approximately 11,400 files on Jewish,
Ukrainian and Finnish immigrants who came to Canada >from the Russian
Empire. Also included are passport applications and questionnaires
containing general information. Nearly half the database is now
available online, with the rest to be added soon.

The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of
this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Angele Alain at
webservices@lac-bac.gc.ca.

Posted by:
Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com


Looking foe Archivist near Mena and near Ivano-Frankivska #ukraine

Howard Shapiro <gumshoe2@...>
 

I am looking for e-mail addresses of Ukrainian archivists to find vital
records near Mena (40 miles East of Chernigov) @ 1886 and also records in
Ivano-Frankivska oblast @ 1913 -1939. If anyone knows of contacts for
either of the above I would appreciate knowing. I would prefer to avoid
direct government channels but wouldn't exclude those. My address is
gumshoe2@comcast.net.

Howard Shapiro


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Looking foe Archivist near Mena and near Ivano-Frankivska #ukraine

Howard Shapiro <gumshoe2@...>
 

I am looking for e-mail addresses of Ukrainian archivists to find vital
records near Mena (40 miles East of Chernigov) @ 1886 and also records in
Ivano-Frankivska oblast @ 1913 -1939. If anyone knows of contacts for
either of the above I would appreciate knowing. I would prefer to avoid
direct government channels but wouldn't exclude those. My address is
gumshoe2@comcast.net.

Howard Shapiro


Grabarsky #ukraine

rbwann@...
 

I recently returned >from the Ukraine on a family "roots" trip. One of
the members of our group was 91 years old and had lived in Rozyzchze
Ukraine (Russia) until he was 28. He took us on a tour of his shtetl
pointing out the houses our ancestors lived in, where the shuls were
etc. When I asked him whether he remembered where our family the
Grabarsky's came >from prior to living in Rozyzchze (Rozyzchze is just
east of Luts'k) he told me that the GRABARSKY came >from a shtetl called
Simiyatich (phonetic spelling) and that Simiyatich was north of Ratne
(Ratne is in the far northwest corner of the Ukraine today). I went to
a map of Poland and found a shtetl called Siemiatycze which I think
matches phonetically Simiyatich. Siemiatycze is about 100 miles north
and west of Ratne. However, what I found fascinating is within a few
miles of Siemiatycze Poland is the city of Grabarka Poland. Now it
seems very coincidental to me that my family name is GRABARSKY and
supposedly the shtetl that we come >from is a few miles >from Grabarka
Poland. My question to everyone is... was there ever a Jewish
population in Grabarka Poland. If there was did anyone else take the
name of Grabarka Poland with them. Does anyone have any history of
either Siemiatycze or Grabarka Poland?

Ron Bernstein
rbwann@aol.com


researching:

GRABARSKY - Siemiatzycze, Simiyatich, Rozyzchze
PERLMUTTER - Rozyzchze, Ratne
TURNER - Ratne
BERNSTEIN - Odessa
OLDER (ALTER) - Gaysin, Hysyn


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Grabarsky #ukraine

rbwann@...
 

I recently returned >from the Ukraine on a family "roots" trip. One of
the members of our group was 91 years old and had lived in Rozyzchze
Ukraine (Russia) until he was 28. He took us on a tour of his shtetl
pointing out the houses our ancestors lived in, where the shuls were
etc. When I asked him whether he remembered where our family the
Grabarsky's came >from prior to living in Rozyzchze (Rozyzchze is just
east of Luts'k) he told me that the GRABARSKY came >from a shtetl called
Simiyatich (phonetic spelling) and that Simiyatich was north of Ratne
(Ratne is in the far northwest corner of the Ukraine today). I went to
a map of Poland and found a shtetl called Siemiatycze which I think
matches phonetically Simiyatich. Siemiatycze is about 100 miles north
and west of Ratne. However, what I found fascinating is within a few
miles of Siemiatycze Poland is the city of Grabarka Poland. Now it
seems very coincidental to me that my family name is GRABARSKY and
supposedly the shtetl that we come >from is a few miles >from Grabarka
Poland. My question to everyone is... was there ever a Jewish
population in Grabarka Poland. If there was did anyone else take the
name of Grabarka Poland with them. Does anyone have any history of
either Siemiatycze or Grabarka Poland?

Ron Bernstein
rbwann@aol.com


researching:

GRABARSKY - Siemiatzycze, Simiyatich, Rozyzchze
PERLMUTTER - Rozyzchze, Ratne
TURNER - Ratne
BERNSTEIN - Odessa
OLDER (ALTER) - Gaysin, Hysyn


Kiev Researcher #ukraine

Maurine McLellan
 

Does anyone have a recommendation of a researcher in Kiev? I am trying
to trace a great aunt >from whom there was correspondence in 1935.

Please respond privately to:

Maurine Bothman McLellan
trmclell@kc.rr.com

Thanks in advance,
Maurine


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kiev Researcher #ukraine

Maurine McLellan
 

Does anyone have a recommendation of a researcher in Kiev? I am trying
to trace a great aunt >from whom there was correspondence in 1935.

Please respond privately to:

Maurine Bothman McLellan
trmclell@kc.rr.com

Thanks in advance,
Maurine


Mystery Town in Kiev Region #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

I've been trying to track down my ancestors home town. I'd always heard just
'Kiev', but have finally traced a relative who confidently stated
(something like) "Nyzgi Novarod". This came >from her father, who was born
there, in 1892, but came to London when he was 2 years old.

Great, I thought - got it! Except that I can find no such town, or anything
similar to it, in Ukraine at all.

I did find a "Nizhniy Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya, Russia", which is about as
far east of Moscow as Kiev is West. And apart >from this not being near
Kiev, I am told that it is 'very unlikely' my ancestors came >from there.

So, does anyone have any ideas of what/where this town might be?

BTW - family name was POKRASSE.

Many thanks,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Mystery Town in Kiev Region #ukraine

Mark Lewis <mark@...>
 

I've been trying to track down my ancestors home town. I'd always heard just
'Kiev', but have finally traced a relative who confidently stated
(something like) "Nyzgi Novarod". This came >from her father, who was born
there, in 1892, but came to London when he was 2 years old.

Great, I thought - got it! Except that I can find no such town, or anything
similar to it, in Ukraine at all.

I did find a "Nizhniy Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya, Russia", which is about as
far east of Moscow as Kiev is West. And apart >from this not being near
Kiev, I am told that it is 'very unlikely' my ancestors came >from there.

So, does anyone have any ideas of what/where this town might be?

BTW - family name was POKRASSE.

Many thanks,
Mark Lewis
London
mark@terrafirma.co.uk


1905 NYC Census Lookup #general

Nancy
 

Need lookup in the 1905 census of NYC for 168 Moore St. One of the residents
may be David LAKIND, or some variation of that spelling, but I need to know
who else is living there.

Please contact me off-list if you can help.

Thank you,
Nancy Maxwell
Grapevine, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1905 NYC Census Lookup #general

Nancy
 

Need lookup in the 1905 census of NYC for 168 Moore St. One of the residents
may be David LAKIND, or some variation of that spelling, but I need to know
who else is living there.

Please contact me off-list if you can help.

Thank you,
Nancy Maxwell
Grapevine, TX


Seeking: ROSENTHAL from Las Vegas #general

R. Kim Bleiweiss <rkbleiweiss@...>
 

Several years ago, I was corresponding with Steven Rosenthal >from Las Vegas.
He is descended >from Menachem Mendel Rosenthal and Isaac Rosenthal. I have
tried to contact him via his old email address (timecop@lvcm.com) and that
address is no longer in use.

Is there anyone out there that can help me contact him?

Thank you

(Mr) R. Kim Bleiweiss
rkbleiweiss@msn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: ROSENTHAL from Las Vegas #general

R. Kim Bleiweiss <rkbleiweiss@...>
 

Several years ago, I was corresponding with Steven Rosenthal >from Las Vegas.
He is descended >from Menachem Mendel Rosenthal and Isaac Rosenthal. I have
tried to contact him via his old email address (timecop@lvcm.com) and that
address is no longer in use.

Is there anyone out there that can help me contact him?

Thank you

(Mr) R. Kim Bleiweiss
rkbleiweiss@msn.com


"The Jewish Forward"-Weekly paper - assistance sought #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

Here is my problem. My great-grandfather David
Rakovchick/Rakovschick/Rakoff, had a brother named Isreal/Isadore who
left behind four kids in Russia, most likey the Minsk(Belarus)area.
Anyways my grandmother(now deceased)use to tell me a story that has
been passed down now to me. The story is that an ad was placed in a
newspaper. Apparently the ad specified the topic of seeking family
members already in America(New York). I had always assumed that maybe
the ad would have been placed in the New York Times, but I was wrong.

Now, it has been told to be by a cousin who is descended >from the
brother Isadore that the ad was put in a jewish weekly paper called
"The Forward". Apparently my great-grandfather sees the posting in the
paper and it spurs him into action. He gets a hold of his brother and
tells him to send for his kids. I need someones aid in helping me find
this article and then translating it into english for me. Is there
anyone out there who is familiar with this paper and can help me.

There is no index for this paper and the only years I can narrow it
down to is 1924-1926. According to my cousin his mother was 10 years
old when she came to America and she was born in 1914. They have the
back issues on microfilm at the New York Public Library, but since I
have no knowledge of either the Hebrew/Yiddish language it would be
impossible for me to look.

Any help or suggestions is needed.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "The Jewish Forward"-Weekly paper - assistance sought #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello All

Here is my problem. My great-grandfather David
Rakovchick/Rakovschick/Rakoff, had a brother named Isreal/Isadore who
left behind four kids in Russia, most likey the Minsk(Belarus)area.
Anyways my grandmother(now deceased)use to tell me a story that has
been passed down now to me. The story is that an ad was placed in a
newspaper. Apparently the ad specified the topic of seeking family
members already in America(New York). I had always assumed that maybe
the ad would have been placed in the New York Times, but I was wrong.

Now, it has been told to be by a cousin who is descended >from the
brother Isadore that the ad was put in a jewish weekly paper called
"The Forward". Apparently my great-grandfather sees the posting in the
paper and it spurs him into action. He gets a hold of his brother and
tells him to send for his kids. I need someones aid in helping me find
this article and then translating it into english for me. Is there
anyone out there who is familiar with this paper and can help me.

There is no index for this paper and the only years I can narrow it
down to is 1924-1926. According to my cousin his mother was 10 years
old when she came to America and she was born in 1914. They have the
back issues on microfilm at the New York Public Library, but since I
have no knowledge of either the Hebrew/Yiddish language it would be
impossible for me to look.

Any help or suggestions is needed.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters3@aol.com


NEW: LIbrary & Archives Canada immigration databases #latinamerica

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of
"Traces of the Past", a new component of the virtual exhibition "Moving
Here, Staying Here: the Canadian Immigrant Experience".

You are invited to visit the site at:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/immigrants.

Posted by:
Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com

MODERATOR NOTE: In the interests of conserving bandwidth, the additional
explanatory material was deleted. A visit to the URL cited above is sufficient
and will introduce LatamSiggers to the vast amount of information available now,
or soon to be added.


Latin America #LatinAmerica NEW: LIbrary & Archives Canada immigration databases #latinamerica

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>
 

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of
"Traces of the Past", a new component of the virtual exhibition "Moving
Here, Staying Here: the Canadian Immigrant Experience".

You are invited to visit the site at:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/immigrants.

Posted by:
Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
blacknus@rogers.com

MODERATOR NOTE: In the interests of conserving bandwidth, the additional
explanatory material was deleted. A visit to the URL cited above is sufficient
and will introduce LatamSiggers to the vast amount of information available now,
or soon to be added.


British Jews - 18th Century Convicts to America #general

Gary Luke <gary@...>
 

Between about 1718 and the 1780s about 50,000 convicts were sent >from
Britain to the American colonies, perhaps a quarter of all migrants
to arrive >from Britain. On arrival they were auctioned as workers. It
has been suggested by one writer that the Jewish convicts were
purchased by resident Jews so they could live in a Jewish environment.

Malcolm Stern's "First American Jewish Families" makes no mention of
it although his trees must include some of them. An inventory of his
papers also has nothing in the item titles.
http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/FindingAids/stern.htm

Can anyone suggest published or online sources about this?

Gary
Gary Luke ~ gary@feraltek.com.au
Sydney, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen British Jews - 18th Century Convicts to America #general

Gary Luke <gary@...>
 

Between about 1718 and the 1780s about 50,000 convicts were sent >from
Britain to the American colonies, perhaps a quarter of all migrants
to arrive >from Britain. On arrival they were auctioned as workers. It
has been suggested by one writer that the Jewish convicts were
purchased by resident Jews so they could live in a Jewish environment.

Malcolm Stern's "First American Jewish Families" makes no mention of
it although his trees must include some of them. An inventory of his
papers also has nothing in the item titles.
http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/FindingAids/stern.htm

Can anyone suggest published or online sources about this?

Gary
Gary Luke ~ gary@feraltek.com.au
Sydney, Australia