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Re: adoption... #general

Michael Sklaroff
 

Much thanks to all who responded to me, privately, regarding my
original post.

The following may be helpful to others: Some suggested searching
death certificates, but this friend's biological mother is still alive.
And the U.S. Census Bureau keeps their records confidential for 72
years, according to their website. This woman would first turn up in
the 1950 Census, so that information won't be available until 2022.

There may not be anything more we can find, as the woman involved
would not provide my friend with any additional information about
her family. He didn't ask her for more, when he met her, and they
have not kept in touch. This kind of situation is an example of an
ongoing adoption-related issue: maintaing a birthmother's privacy vs.
an adoptee finding out about her or his biological family, information
the rest of us take for granted and believe we have every right to know.

Additional ideas are most welcome.

Michael Sklaroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: adoption... #general

Michael Sklaroff
 

Much thanks to all who responded to me, privately, regarding my
original post.

The following may be helpful to others: Some suggested searching
death certificates, but this friend's biological mother is still alive.
And the U.S. Census Bureau keeps their records confidential for 72
years, according to their website. This woman would first turn up in
the 1950 Census, so that information won't be available until 2022.

There may not be anything more we can find, as the woman involved
would not provide my friend with any additional information about
her family. He didn't ask her for more, when he met her, and they
have not kept in touch. This kind of situation is an example of an
ongoing adoption-related issue: maintaing a birthmother's privacy vs.
an adoptee finding out about her or his biological family, information
the rest of us take for granted and believe we have every right to know.

Additional ideas are most welcome.

Michael Sklaroff


Re: Getting information on family of an adoptee's birth parents #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Michael Sklaroff asked about a friend who wants to obtain his
biological mother's birth certificate >from New York City and said
that the New York City Department of Health issues them only to the
individual on the birth record or to their parents.

I add that if the mother is deceased, bringing proof of that,
usually a death certificate, allows the Department of Health to issue
a birth certificate to any family member, including indirect family,
simply on the attestation that there's a family relationship and proof
of the requestor's identity, the latter as required for all vital
records obtained there. The copy of birth certificate will be marked
"deceased" on the top but is otherwise the same.

If the friend's mother is still alive, then he is out of luck, as
there is the presumption that she doesn't want anybody else to obtain
her birth certificate.

Regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Getting information on family of an adoptee's birth parents #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Michael Sklaroff asked about a friend who wants to obtain his
biological mother's birth certificate >from New York City and said
that the New York City Department of Health issues them only to the
individual on the birth record or to their parents.

I add that if the mother is deceased, bringing proof of that,
usually a death certificate, allows the Department of Health to issue
a birth certificate to any family member, including indirect family,
simply on the attestation that there's a family relationship and proof
of the requestor's identity, the latter as required for all vital
records obtained there. The copy of birth certificate will be marked
"deceased" on the top but is otherwise the same.

If the friend's mother is still alive, then he is out of luck, as
there is the presumption that she doesn't want anybody else to obtain
her birth certificate.

Regards,

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: Zaks Cigarette Factory - Daugavpils/Dvinks #latvia

brucedumes@...
 

That would indeed be an extremely valuable resource. I've heard there
is an 1860's era map of Dvinsk in a Museum in Daugavpils. I'm hoping
to see it, and perhaps get a snapshot of it when I'm there in late
June/early July.

I'm pleased to find out that Shosseynaya is 18. Novembra iela. Does
anyone know what Mogilevskaya is now called? Some of my family lived
at the intersection of these two streets at 80, 82, 158/78, 156, in
the house of Pavlov, and also worked in the match factory.

Bruce Dumes
Los Angeles, CA
USA

Researching:
DUMES/DUMESH in Viski/Vishki, Latvia
NOWOSELOK/SILK in Viski/Vishki, Latvia
STEIN in Viski/Vishki or Dvinsk, Latvia
ABELSKY/OBELSKI/OBELSKA in Lodzie/Lozdzieje, Lithuania
KAPLAN in Lodzie/Lozdzieje, Lithuania
ZUCKER/TSUCKER in Serbesti, Romania
FIALKOV/POLIAKOFF in Pinsk, Belarus

On May 11, 2009, at 10:07 PM, Paul Deitch wrote:

I am planning to visit Daugavpils this summer and would like to go
to the
site of the Zaks cigarette factory where two of my great aunts
worked. The
street was originally called Shosseinaya St, now 18. Novembra iela.
Does anyone know, or know how to find out the exact address on this
quite
long street?

In addition does anyone have either an old street map of Daugavpils
(pre-WW2), or a tabulation of old and new street names? This could
be a
useful resource for others.

Thanks
Paul Deitch/Brit in Germany


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Zaks Cigarette Factory - Daugavpils/Dvinks #latvia

brucedumes@...
 

That would indeed be an extremely valuable resource. I've heard there
is an 1860's era map of Dvinsk in a Museum in Daugavpils. I'm hoping
to see it, and perhaps get a snapshot of it when I'm there in late
June/early July.

I'm pleased to find out that Shosseynaya is 18. Novembra iela. Does
anyone know what Mogilevskaya is now called? Some of my family lived
at the intersection of these two streets at 80, 82, 158/78, 156, in
the house of Pavlov, and also worked in the match factory.

Bruce Dumes
Los Angeles, CA
USA

Researching:
DUMES/DUMESH in Viski/Vishki, Latvia
NOWOSELOK/SILK in Viski/Vishki, Latvia
STEIN in Viski/Vishki or Dvinsk, Latvia
ABELSKY/OBELSKI/OBELSKA in Lodzie/Lozdzieje, Lithuania
KAPLAN in Lodzie/Lozdzieje, Lithuania
ZUCKER/TSUCKER in Serbesti, Romania
FIALKOV/POLIAKOFF in Pinsk, Belarus

On May 11, 2009, at 10:07 PM, Paul Deitch wrote:

I am planning to visit Daugavpils this summer and would like to go
to the
site of the Zaks cigarette factory where two of my great aunts
worked. The
street was originally called Shosseinaya St, now 18. Novembra iela.
Does anyone know, or know how to find out the exact address on this
quite
long street?

In addition does anyone have either an old street map of Daugavpils
(pre-WW2), or a tabulation of old and new street names? This could
be a
useful resource for others.

Thanks
Paul Deitch/Brit in Germany


1929 Polish Business Directory Key? #poland

cobenl@...
 

bette kindly referred me to the 1929 Polish Business Directory.

To understand the information given there for the town of Leoncin,
I need the key for the Directory, showing what a given abbreviation
means, and also what a given number means (e.g., houses, number of
total population, etc.). Is that key available?

Thanks.

Larry Coben
Dedham, MA


JRI Poland #Poland 1929 Polish Business Directory Key? #poland

cobenl@...
 

bette kindly referred me to the 1929 Polish Business Directory.

To understand the information given there for the town of Leoncin,
I need the key for the Directory, showing what a given abbreviation
means, and also what a given number means (e.g., houses, number of
total population, etc.). Is that key available?

Thanks.

Larry Coben
Dedham, MA


Re: Viewmate file no.12697 - Vienna eliminated #austria-czech

celiamale@...
 

Heather Highman wrote: "I would like to know where this graveyard is, if
possible, as it is obviously of a Stempel relative which my mother had
in her photograph album, the only thing on the back of the photo is the
date that it was taken which isn't much use without where it was taken,
but there we are, that's genealogy!"

I thought it could be Vienna - the wall looks familiar, but walls
probably look similar in most places - also an "all-Hebrew" inscription
is rare in Vienna:

Zentralfriedhof Tor 1 49 2 26
STEMPEL Feige aged 68 14/06/1901

Also look at this map - Group 49 is not by a wall:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/1040529696/in/set-72157600774064187/

So we have to think again. Can someone read the inscription?

Celia Male - London, U.K.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Viewmate file no.12697 - Vienna eliminated #poland

celiamale@...
 

Heather Highman wrote: "I would like to know where this graveyard is, if
possible, as it is obviously of a Stempel relative which my mother had
in her photograph album, the only thing on the back of the photo is the
date that it was taken which isn't much use without where it was taken,
but there we are, that's genealogy!"

I thought it could be Vienna - the wall looks familiar, but walls
probably look similar in most places - also an "all-Hebrew" inscription
is rare in Vienna:

Zentralfriedhof Tor 1 49 2 26
STEMPEL Feige aged 68 14/06/1901

Also look at this map - Group 49 is not by a wall:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cam37/1040529696/in/set-72157600774064187/

So we have to think again. Can someone read the inscription?

Celia Male - London, U.K.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Viewmate file no. #poland

Highman Heather
 

I would like to know where this graveyard is, if possible, as it is
obviously of a Stempel relative which my mother had in her photograph
album, the only thing on the back of the photo is the date that it was
taken which isn't much use without where it was taken,
but there we are , that's genealogy!

Please could some kind person let me know where to look for it , It is
on; Viewmate file no. VM 12697. The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12697


Thank you in advance,
Heather Highman

Researching STEMPEL Zolynia/ Kracov NEUMANN Budapest / Brno

YARMALINSKI Yarmalintsy/ London.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate file no. #poland

Highman Heather
 

I would like to know where this graveyard is, if possible, as it is
obviously of a Stempel relative which my mother had in her photograph
album, the only thing on the back of the photo is the date that it was
taken which isn't much use without where it was taken,
but there we are , that's genealogy!

Please could some kind person let me know where to look for it , It is
on; Viewmate file no. VM 12697. The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=12697


Thank you in advance,
Heather Highman

Researching STEMPEL Zolynia/ Kracov NEUMANN Budapest / Brno

YARMALINSKI Yarmalintsy/ London.


Sharing copies of Lozdzieje records from LDS #lithuania

TaxTroll@...
 

I have copies of some birth, marriage, and death records >from LDS
microfilm #746680 for the town of Lozdzieje, Lithuania. These records
are listed in the JRI-Poland databases. The list of records is posted
on my blog at
http://sharon-genealogy.blogspot.com/2009/05/lozdzieje-records-from-lds.html

If you would like a copy of any of these records, let me know and I'll
be happy to send it to you. If you can return the favor with a
translation of the Polish, I'd appreciate it. The quality of the images
varies but I think I have the best copies available.

Please respond privately.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Sharing copies of Lozdzieje records from LDS #lithuania

TaxTroll@...
 

I have copies of some birth, marriage, and death records >from LDS
microfilm #746680 for the town of Lozdzieje, Lithuania. These records
are listed in the JRI-Poland databases. The list of records is posted
on my blog at
http://sharon-genealogy.blogspot.com/2009/05/lozdzieje-records-from-lds.html

If you would like a copy of any of these records, let me know and I'll
be happy to send it to you. If you can return the favor with a
translation of the Polish, I'd appreciate it. The quality of the images
varies but I think I have the best copies available.

Please respond privately.

Sharon Klein
Johns Creek, GA


MAY family #france

EllnKahn@...
 

Regarding the MAY family, I have been researching my father's maternal
ancestors and have run into a brick wall in trying to trace the MAY
family before 1685 in Germany. Does anyone have data that traces the
family MAY (or Mai) to France, Spain and Germany?

Ellen Lukas Kahn
Homewood, Illinois USA


French SIG #France MAY family #france

EllnKahn@...
 

Regarding the MAY family, I have been researching my father's maternal
ancestors and have run into a brick wall in trying to trace the MAY
family before 1685 in Germany. Does anyone have data that traces the
family MAY (or Mai) to France, Spain and Germany?

Ellen Lukas Kahn
Homewood, Illinois USA


Viewmate file no. #austria-czech

Highman Heather
 

Dear fellow Genners,

I would like to know where this graveyard is, if possible, as it is
obviously of a Stempel relative which my mother had in her photograph
album, the only thing on the back of the photo is the date that it was
taken which isn't much use without where it was taken,
but there we are , that's genealogy!

Please could some kind person let me know where to look for it , It is
on; Viewmate file no. VM 12697.

Thank you in advance,
Heather

Researching STEMPEL Zolynia/ Kracov NEUMANN Budapest / Brno

YARMALINSKI Yarmalintsy/ London.


Re: Austria-Czech SIG Link pages, just discovered but "search" function failure? #austria-czech

MiriFM@...
 

Thank you Celia for bringing up this issue. It is also important to
have the opportunity to update existing web pages. I have sent emails
to the "webmaster" to update the David Friedmann page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/Wall-of-Fame/friedmann.html

Also, I requested a web link at the end of his biography:
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/friedmann/

This link could also be added to the Austria-Czech SIG Page of Links.
Unfortunately, there has been no reply >from the "webmaster" in two
years.

Regards,
Miriam Friedman Morris - NY


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate file no. #austria-czech

Highman Heather
 

Dear fellow Genners,

I would like to know where this graveyard is, if possible, as it is
obviously of a Stempel relative which my mother had in her photograph
album, the only thing on the back of the photo is the date that it was
taken which isn't much use without where it was taken,
but there we are , that's genealogy!

Please could some kind person let me know where to look for it , It is
on; Viewmate file no. VM 12697.

Thank you in advance,
Heather

Researching STEMPEL Zolynia/ Kracov NEUMANN Budapest / Brno

YARMALINSKI Yarmalintsy/ London.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Austria-Czech SIG Link pages, just discovered but "search" function failure? #austria-czech

MiriFM@...
 

Thank you Celia for bringing up this issue. It is also important to
have the opportunity to update existing web pages. I have sent emails
to the "webmaster" to update the David Friedmann page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/austriaczech/Wall-of-Fame/friedmann.html

Also, I requested a web link at the end of his biography:
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/responses/friedmann/

This link could also be added to the Austria-Czech SIG Page of Links.
Unfortunately, there has been no reply >from the "webmaster" in two
years.

Regards,
Miriam Friedman Morris - NY