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Re: More on USCIS Proposes Fee Increases - has this been posted on FB groups, yet? #United States

Renée K. Carl
 

Hi Marilen
I am part of the all-volunteer group coordinating the advocacy effort. As Jan said, in the case of impacting the Federal rulemaking process, the ONLY method that will be considered by USCIS is by using the link to comment in the Federal Register, or by submitting a letter in writing. You can increase the impact by sending a copy of your comments to your U.S. Representative and Senators.

Petitions are not accepted nor will they impact the decision-making process regarding the proposed fee hikes. Comments by individuals, or organizations, is the only accepted method of communication.

Send your comments BEFORE 16 DECEMBER 2019 to the Federal Rulemaking Portal and refer to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 and follow instructions for submitting comments; you can also send them in writing, to:
Samantha Deshommes,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division,
Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,
Department of Homeland Security,
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Mailstop #2140,
Washington, DC 20529-2140.
To ensure proper handling, please reference DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 in your correspondence.

Thank you.
Renee


LOFFLER, SURAN and HECHT from Slovakia enquiry #hungary

Yohanan
 

Dear fellow researchers,
Recently I have found out >from the very helpful Romana Luchavová >from the
State Archives in Trnava,
that my great uncle William LOFFLER >from Trnava was married to Gizella
SURAN (Born 1879).
I also received >from the archives a confirmation to an enquiry I have
posted here weeks ago, that William indeed had a son Artur LOFFLER.
The Trnava archives also found that Artur was married to Livia HECHT born
24.11.1927 in Komárno, died 2003 in Bratislava.
I couldn't find any further information about Gizella SURAN or Livia HECHT
anywhere (JewishGen, Ancestry, Family Search etc.)
I wrote to the Komárno archives and still waiting for their reply.
I wonder if any of you know about the SURAN family, possibly >from Trnava,
and the HECHT family probably >from Komárno.
Thanks.

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne Australia


Hungary SIG #Hungary LOFFLER, SURAN and HECHT from Slovakia enquiry #hungary

Yohanan
 

Dear fellow researchers,
Recently I have found out >from the very helpful Romana Luchavová >from the
State Archives in Trnava,
that my great uncle William LOFFLER >from Trnava was married to Gizella
SURAN (Born 1879).
I also received >from the archives a confirmation to an enquiry I have
posted here weeks ago, that William indeed had a son Artur LOFFLER.
The Trnava archives also found that Artur was married to Livia HECHT born
24.11.1927 in Komárno, died 2003 in Bratislava.
I couldn't find any further information about Gizella SURAN or Livia HECHT
anywhere (JewishGen, Ancestry, Family Search etc.)
I wrote to the Komárno archives and still waiting for their reply.
I wonder if any of you know about the SURAN family, possibly >from Trnava,
and the HECHT family probably >from Komárno.
Thanks.

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne Australia


Chernigov Gubernia research - Kazakevich, Krichevsky #ukraine

Seffy Efrati <seffy.efrati@...>
 

Hi,

I have queries about researching two different family trees in
Ukraine. I'll present just one of them here for now. It is the family
of Aharon-David KAZAKEVICH of Novogrod-Severskiy and later Konotop
(the family moved there circa 1910-5). He was married to Risia nee
KRICHEVSKY, daughter of Zalman, presumably >from the same region
(Chernigov). I have good info about their 9 children and their
descendants. Aharon-David apparently had a brother named Gilya, who
was a rabbi in Konotop and died in the holocaust. Their father may
have been a Cantonist in the Tasr's army.

First - if you are researching Kazakevich of Krichevsky in Chernigov
Gubernia, I would be happy to hear >from you. They also relate to
YUDOVICH of Konotop and KATZMAN who lived in 1930s Ialta, Crimea.
Secondly - I believe I have exhausted all online resources in months
of tedious work. Those are Jewishgen, MyHeritage, Family Search,
Ancestry, Geni, Holocaust online resources, Red Army online resources,
Russian and Jewish cemetery resources, WWI lists, and relevant Hebrew
resources. What should be my next step? How do I proceed looking for
documents in that region? Is there any documentation of Cantonists
with names and details?

Many thanks,

Seffy Efrati


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Chernigov Gubernia research - Kazakevich, Krichevsky #ukraine

Seffy Efrati <seffy.efrati@...>
 

Hi,

I have queries about researching two different family trees in
Ukraine. I'll present just one of them here for now. It is the family
of Aharon-David KAZAKEVICH of Novogrod-Severskiy and later Konotop
(the family moved there circa 1910-5). He was married to Risia nee
KRICHEVSKY, daughter of Zalman, presumably >from the same region
(Chernigov). I have good info about their 9 children and their
descendants. Aharon-David apparently had a brother named Gilya, who
was a rabbi in Konotop and died in the holocaust. Their father may
have been a Cantonist in the Tasr's army.

First - if you are researching Kazakevich of Krichevsky in Chernigov
Gubernia, I would be happy to hear >from you. They also relate to
YUDOVICH of Konotop and KATZMAN who lived in 1930s Ialta, Crimea.
Secondly - I believe I have exhausted all online resources in months
of tedious work. Those are Jewishgen, MyHeritage, Family Search,
Ancestry, Geni, Holocaust online resources, Red Army online resources,
Russian and Jewish cemetery resources, WWI lists, and relevant Hebrew
resources. What should be my next step? How do I proceed looking for
documents in that region? Is there any documentation of Cantonists
with names and details?

Many thanks,

Seffy Efrati


Re: Legal source for UK Internments

Helen Krag
 

If anything comes from your suggestion of a group of people whose
relatives were interned on the Isle of Man, I would like to be included
as my father was interned from June 1940 until January 1942. Thank you
beforehand

Helen Liesl Krag


Rivka Barbasch #galicia

Milton Koch
 

My PGM Feige's family was Barbasch >from Pidvolochysk, Poland (now
Ukraine).

I have found many siblings of her in both JRI-PL and Gesher Galicia.
However, I have just come upon RIVKA in several documents -- her marriage
to Mendel Wolf Weitman in 1928, as well as two pages of testimony >from
Yad Vashem. She supposedly was born in 1877. She apparently perished in
1942 in the Shoah; no records of this found either.

One POT is by her nephew, Mordechai Barbasch, written in 1957. The other
is by her brother, Yisrael, written in 1955. I have not been able to confirm
anything about her at all. I scoured many genealogy sites to no avail.

I am trying to contact anyone of her relatives to see if there are documents
to confirm her birth and death, in order to fill in mysterious gap in my
grandmother's sibship, as well as whether she had children, who would be
my cousins!

Is it possible that births may NOT have been entered in official records
at all??

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

BARBASCH-Pidvolochysk


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Rivka Barbasch #galicia

Milton Koch
 

My PGM Feige's family was Barbasch >from Pidvolochysk, Poland (now
Ukraine).

I have found many siblings of her in both JRI-PL and Gesher Galicia.
However, I have just come upon RIVKA in several documents -- her marriage
to Mendel Wolf Weitman in 1928, as well as two pages of testimony >from
Yad Vashem. She supposedly was born in 1877. She apparently perished in
1942 in the Shoah; no records of this found either.

One POT is by her nephew, Mordechai Barbasch, written in 1957. The other
is by her brother, Yisrael, written in 1955. I have not been able to confirm
anything about her at all. I scoured many genealogy sites to no avail.

I am trying to contact anyone of her relatives to see if there are documents
to confirm her birth and death, in order to fill in mysterious gap in my
grandmother's sibship, as well as whether she had children, who would be
my cousins!

Is it possible that births may NOT have been entered in official records
at all??

Thank you.

Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA

BARBASCH-Pidvolochysk


Coblentz #latinamerica

Coblentz Northwestern Administrative Services
 

I am looking for any help on the Coblentz family that moved to Latino Ameri=
ca.=20

Thank you,

Howard=20

Sent >from my iPad=


Latin America #LatinAmerica Coblentz #latinamerica

Coblentz Northwestern Administrative Services
 

I am looking for any help on the Coblentz family that moved to Latino Ameri=
ca.=20

Thank you,

Howard=20

Sent >from my iPad=


ROSNER Family From Zabno #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Just found out that my grandfather Chiel Jakob ROSNER (b.1866 in Dabrowa
Tarnowska d. in 1942 in Krakow) had his parents (Rubin/ Rywen Rosner and
Malka Perlberg) and siblings residing in Zabno and not in Dabrowa
Tarnowska as I wrongly assumed. My grandfather had at least two brothers:
Nussen and Hersch and two sisters: Taube and Ettel.

If this rings a bell I would like to hear >from you.

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


JewishGen Education 2020 #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

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We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

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and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
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Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia ROSNER Family From Zabno #galicia

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Siggers,

Just found out that my grandfather Chiel Jakob ROSNER (b.1866 in Dabrowa
Tarnowska d. in 1942 in Krakow) had his parents (Rubin/ Rywen Rosner and
Malka Perlberg) and siblings residing in Zabno and not in Dabrowa
Tarnowska as I wrongly assumed. My grandfather had at least two brothers:
Nussen and Hersch and two sisters: Taube and Ettel.

If this rings a bell I would like to hear >from you.

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem


Latin America #LatinAmerica JewishGen Education 2020 #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education has updated its classes and its formats 2020

We are delighted to offer a new range of courses in 2020.

1. 3 week Mentored Classes with personal instruction based on helping a
student progress with research projects.
2. Home Study classes which are delivered electronically
3. Workbook courses which are Free. Tuition is waived for Value Added
members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General Fund in the
last 12 months.

The three week classes are taught in a unique FORUM, a personal
mentoring experience, where students have the opportunity to share their
story and work one step at a time with the instructor. Students are
encouraged to post one branch, set goals for their research and work
interactively. Instructors are familiar with a wide range of resources
and offer text lessons to accompany the research process.

Home Study consists of PDF lessons. Consider the beginning course for
organization and basic research skills (census, vital records, manifests)
then move on to the Complex U.S. course which covers naturalization,
military, governmental records, and local archival research.

Workbook Basic Courses are self-paced text based PDFs with exercises
covering genealogical tools to enhance research skills. Tuition is waived
for Value Added members of JewishGen who have donated $100 to the General
Fund in the last 12 months.

We strongly encourage researchers to look at the course details,
instructor's credentials and student requirements (time, fee,
prerequisites) on the updated education web page:
www.jewishgen.org/education . Course Registration opens two weeks before
the course start date. If, after reviewing the education page, you have
some questions, please email
JewishGen-Education@...
and happy sleuthing!

Nancy Holden, Director of Education
www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: Grave at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn

Laurie
 

Hi All,
Thanks so much for the overwhelming response to my request for help finding a grave at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn. Some of you pointed out that I hadn't included my great great grandfather's name nor date of death. Sorry about that! His name was Josef DUCHOWNY or possibly DUCHOWNE. He died on March 11, 1896. He is buried in section four of the cemetery, post 403, row one, grave one, or so I am told. 

Many of you suggested I look at Jewish Data. I did, and he was not to be found there. 

Thank you all so much for your interest! What a wonderful community.
Laurie Duchowny


Re: Mount Zion Cemetery seeks old photos and documents

RichardWerbin
 

Renee,
Do you have an email address for Mark Stempa at Mt. Zion? 
I have a number of jpg photos for my wife's family that I could send to him.


Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

Avraham Groll
 

Bob - 

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Eilat Gordin Levitan

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with Eilat to get help on the Weinberg Dynasty of Slonim


Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

geoffrey
 

Thank you for this information. For those of us who do not speak French can these search pages be translated to English ?
Regards
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia


Re: Grave at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn

Richard
 

What name are you looking for