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Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #romania

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Romania SIG #Romania Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #romania

IAJGS Conference Chairs
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Looking for Descendants of Abraham CHIATT from Grinkiskis, Lithuania to Argentina and South Africa #southafrica

Maria Krane
 

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to help out a lady who doesn't speak English, looking for her
CHIATT/KHAET/CHAITT/KHAETOVICH relatives originally >from Grinkiskis, Lithuania.
The patriarch of the family was Abraham CHIATT who died prior to 1912 when his
widow, Ethel Leah (born @1848), traveled to Argentina with their daughter Sheindl,
who was born in 1891. Their two sons, David and Itzjak CHIATT traveled to South
Africa (possibly before or around the same time) and supposedly changed their
surname. Sheindl used the name Sofia in Argentina and married her sweetheart,
Alfredo GARTEMBLUM, whom she had met in Lithuania (in Argentina). The original
GARTEMBLUM surname was GOR. If you have any information that might help, please
contact me privately at MariaKrane@.... Thank you.

Regards >from sunny South Florida,
Maria Krane


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Looking for Descendants of Abraham CHIATT from Grinkiskis, Lithuania to Argentina and South Africa #southafrica

Maria Krane
 

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to help out a lady who doesn't speak English, looking for her
CHIATT/KHAET/CHAITT/KHAETOVICH relatives originally >from Grinkiskis, Lithuania.
The patriarch of the family was Abraham CHIATT who died prior to 1912 when his
widow, Ethel Leah (born @1848), traveled to Argentina with their daughter Sheindl,
who was born in 1891. Their two sons, David and Itzjak CHIATT traveled to South
Africa (possibly before or around the same time) and supposedly changed their
surname. Sheindl used the name Sofia in Argentina and married her sweetheart,
Alfredo GARTEMBLUM, whom she had met in Lithuania (in Argentina). The original
GARTEMBLUM surname was GOR. If you have any information that might help, please
contact me privately at MariaKrane@.... Thank you.

Regards >from sunny South Florida,
Maria Krane


Need translation from Russian for travel (and possibly military) papers #romania

epk13@...
 

I've posted four documents for which I need full translations.
Three may relate to the name Lachter, VM1086, VM1087, and VM1088.
VM71099 may relate to the name Milstein.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71086

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71087

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71088

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71099

Please reply privately.

Thank you!

Patricia


Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina;
and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza,
and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile,
Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the
US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev,
Kishinev, Capresti, and Israel. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev,
Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and
Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva.


Romania SIG #Romania Need translation from Russian for travel (and possibly military) papers #romania

epk13@...
 

I've posted four documents for which I need full translations.
Three may relate to the name Lachter, VM1086, VM1087, and VM1088.
VM71099 may relate to the name Milstein.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71086

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71087

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71088

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM71099

Please reply privately.

Thank you!

Patricia


Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina;
and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza,
and their related names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile,
Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the
US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev,
Kishinev, Capresti, and Israel. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev,
Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and
Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva.


Looking for Descendants of Abraham CHIATT from Grinkiskis, Lithuania to Argentina and South Africa #general

Maria Krane
 

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to help out a lady who doesn't speak English, looking for her
CHIATT/KHAET/CHAITT/KHAETOVICH relatives originally >from Grinkiskis, Lithuania.
The patriarch of the family was Abraham CHIATT who died prior to 1912 when his
widow, Ethel Leah (born @1848), traveled to Argentina with their daughter
Sheindl,who was born in 1891. Their two sons, David and Itzjak CHIATT traveled
to South Africa (possibly before or around the same time) and supposedly
changed their surname. Sheindl used the name Sofia in Argentina and married her
sweetheart, Alfredo GARTEMBLUM, whom she had met in Lithuania (in Argentina).
The original GARTEMBLUM surname was GOR. If you have any information that might
help, please contact me privately at MariaKrane@.... Thank you.

Regards >from sunny South Florida,
Maria Krane


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Descendants of Abraham CHIATT from Grinkiskis, Lithuania to Argentina and South Africa #general

Maria Krane
 

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to help out a lady who doesn't speak English, looking for her
CHIATT/KHAET/CHAITT/KHAETOVICH relatives originally >from Grinkiskis, Lithuania.
The patriarch of the family was Abraham CHIATT who died prior to 1912 when his
widow, Ethel Leah (born @1848), traveled to Argentina with their daughter
Sheindl,who was born in 1891. Their two sons, David and Itzjak CHIATT traveled
to South Africa (possibly before or around the same time) and supposedly
changed their surname. Sheindl used the name Sofia in Argentina and married her
sweetheart, Alfredo GARTEMBLUM, whom she had met in Lithuania (in Argentina).
The original GARTEMBLUM surname was GOR. If you have any information that might
help, please contact me privately at MariaKrane@.... Thank you.

Regards >from sunny South Florida,
Maria Krane


(European Union) Grant to European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative to Survey 1500 Jewish Cemeteries in Europe #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Union has granted 800,000 Euros ($922,000 USD) to a project
that will map and survey about 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.
The initiative is called, the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF).
The ESIF was established in 2015 with a German government grant and with
that it helped 120 Jewish cemeteries in seven Central and Eastern European
countries. There are over 10,000 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern and Central
Europe that are in some degree of risk.

The mapping process will employ state-of-the -art technology, including
engineering drones and taking photographs >from the air as well as
centuries-old historical records research.

To read more about the grant see:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/257494

To read more about EJCI see their website at:
https://www.esjf-cemeteries.org/
At the time of writing this announcement there was nothing about the EU
grant on the website.

Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing the information on the EU grant with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (European Union) Grant to European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative to Survey 1500 Jewish Cemeteries in Europe #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The European Union has granted 800,000 Euros ($922,000 USD) to a project
that will map and survey about 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.
The initiative is called, the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF).
The ESIF was established in 2015 with a German government grant and with
that it helped 120 Jewish cemeteries in seven Central and Eastern European
countries. There are over 10,000 Jewish cemeteries in Eastern and Central
Europe that are in some degree of risk.

The mapping process will employ state-of-the -art technology, including
engineering drones and taking photographs >from the air as well as
centuries-old historical records research.

To read more about the grant see:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/257494

To read more about EJCI see their website at:
https://www.esjf-cemeteries.org/
At the time of writing this announcement there was nothing about the EU
grant on the website.

Thank you to Saul Issroff for sharing the information on the EU grant with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #france

bounce-3631006-772957@...
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


French SIG #France Deadline Nearing For Abstract Submission #france

bounce-3631006-772957@...
 

Time is running out for submitting proposals for presentations at the 39th
Annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in
Cleveland, Ohio, July 28 through August 2, 2019. The Call for Submissions
will close at midnight, Sunday, January 20. The Program Committee has
received excellent submissions to date, but we hope that you, too, will
present at the Conference.

The major tracks for the Conference include:

* The Shoah
* Jews in the Heartland of America
* Getting Started in Genealogy
* Cleveland Area Resources for Genealogy
* DNA: What it is and how it can help you

Presentations on other topics are encouraged, as well.

Please go to the Conference website at www.iajgs2019.org and click on the
Speakers tab for information on how to submit your proposal. We hope to
notify all accepted speakers by mid-March, 2019, with plenty of time to
meet the early-bird registration deadline of April 30.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Jay Sage, Communications Chair


Need translation from Russian for travel (and possibly military) papers from Russia & Romania #bessarabia

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

I've posted four documents for which I need full translations. Three may relate to the name Lachter,
VM1086, VM1087, and VM1088. VM71099 may relate to the name Milstein.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71086

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71087

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71088

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71099

Please reply privately.

Thank you!

Patricia


Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related
names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN
of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN
of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti, and Israel. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti,
Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev,
Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Need translation from Russian for travel (and possibly military) papers from Russia & Romania #bessarabia

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

I've posted four documents for which I need full translations. Three may relate to the name Lachter,
VM1086, VM1087, and VM1088. VM71099 may relate to the name Milstein.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71086

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71087

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71088

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM71099

Please reply privately.

Thank you!

Patricia


Patricia Klindienst
Guilford, CT
USA

SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related
names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN
of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev. WOLMAN / VOLLMAN
of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti, and Israel. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of Orgeyev, Teleneshti,
Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev,
Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva.


Thank you for help translating title of radical journal plus info on how to see these journals and Romanov photo albums #bessarabia

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

Many of you have responded in detail to my request for a translation of the cover of a radical Russian
journal >from the 1905-06 period. Thank you!

And many have asked where I found it and how to see it.

The Beinecke Library at Yale has a rich trove of these journals. I visited in person, but you can study
them in depth online here:
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/russian-graphic-art-and-revolution-1905

The Beinecke also has a searchable data base for their remarkable Romanov archive, including family
photo albums of the Czar and Czarina:
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/romanov-family-albums

The image on the graphic art of the revolution home page (ovod) is part of my traveling exhibition about
the lives and migration stories of an entire family of Russian Jews who fled Czarist Russia at the turn of
the 20th century, spread across four continents. You can take a look at the exhibition story, with
memorabilia, on my web page should you have any interest,
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

Many members of JewishGen have contributed translations as I developed the exhibition over the years,
and I am deeply grateful to you all. The archive continues to grow.

Patricia

Patricia Klindienst
295 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
203.415.6163
epk13@...

www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone


SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related
names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN
of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev.
WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of
Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and
Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva.


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Thank you for help translating title of radical journal plus info on how to see these journals and Romanov photo albums #bessarabia

Patricia Klindienst <epk13@...>
 

Many of you have responded in detail to my request for a translation of the cover of a radical Russian
journal >from the 1905-06 period. Thank you!

And many have asked where I found it and how to see it.

The Beinecke Library at Yale has a rich trove of these journals. I visited in person, but you can study
them in depth online here:
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/russian-graphic-art-and-revolution-1905

The Beinecke also has a searchable data base for their remarkable Romanov archive, including family
photo albums of the Czar and Czarina:
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/romanov-family-albums

The image on the graphic art of the revolution home page (ovod) is part of my traveling exhibition about
the lives and migration stories of an entire family of Russian Jews who fled Czarist Russia at the turn of
the 20th century, spread across four continents. You can take a look at the exhibition story, with
memorabilia, on my web page should you have any interest,
www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone

Many members of JewishGen have contributed translations as I developed the exhibition over the years,
and I am deeply grateful to you all. The archive continues to grow.

Patricia

Patricia Klindienst
295 Clapboard Hill Road
Guilford, CT 06437
203.415.6163
epk13@...

www.pklindienst.com/NoOneRemembersAlone


SPIWAK /SPIVAK of Orgeyev & Kishinev, Bessarabia; Mendoza, Argentina; and Queens.
SCHAPOSCHNIK / ZAPOSNEK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Elisavetgrad, or Mendoza, and their related
names, SHAPIN, SHAPIRO of Mendoza, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and the US. SCHOCHETMAN
of Odessa (who became SCHACHT in the US). MILSTEIN of Orgeyev & Kishinev.
WOLMAN / VOLLMAN of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Capresti. TSAREVKAN/CIRIFCAN/SARAFCONN of
Orgeyev, Teleneshti, Uruguay, becoming COHEN in the US. BELINKSY of Odessa and
Philadelphia. KALIK of Orgeyev, Kishinev, Argentina. LICHT of Briceva.


JGS Buffalo Meeting, Ancestry Library Edition Workshop, Sunday, Jan 13th #general

Kathi Freudenheim
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo will be holding a hands-on
session to learn more about the Ancestry.com Library Edition (computer
program). The Library version of this huge database has billions of
records in vital, immigration, & military records, plus census data,
directories, photos, and so much more. And guess what? It is all *free*!

All levels of experience are welcome to attend. There are still spaces
available.

Program: "How to Use Ancestry Library Edition," presented by librarian,
Mary Lou

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Audubon Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 350
John J. Audubon Pkwy. Amherst, NY 14228 in the meeting room

(In case of a snowstorm, we have a "snow date" for Sunday, January 20,
2019.)

Please note that you should bring the following:

1) A fully charged laptop or tablet, along with your charging cord. A
cell phone will *not* be able to handle this program.

2) Paper for taking notes

3) Pens/pencils

4) Flash/thumb drive or SD/memory card for your device (to save records)

We will be able to access the library's free Wi-Fi.

Please reserve a spot by contacting Kathi at kfreud2@... or
Suzette at srstringer@....

*Please let me know if you would like to attend, but do not have a
working device for this session. The library has a few computers that
can be reserved.

Hope to see you at the library!

Posted by Kathi Freudenheim
Buffalo, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Buffalo Meeting, Ancestry Library Edition Workshop, Sunday, Jan 13th #general

Kathi Freudenheim
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo will be holding a hands-on
session to learn more about the Ancestry.com Library Edition (computer
program). The Library version of this huge database has billions of
records in vital, immigration, & military records, plus census data,
directories, photos, and so much more. And guess what? It is all *free*!

All levels of experience are welcome to attend. There are still spaces
available.

Program: "How to Use Ancestry Library Edition," presented by librarian,
Mary Lou

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Audubon Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 350
John J. Audubon Pkwy. Amherst, NY 14228 in the meeting room

(In case of a snowstorm, we have a "snow date" for Sunday, January 20,
2019.)

Please note that you should bring the following:

1) A fully charged laptop or tablet, along with your charging cord. A
cell phone will *not* be able to handle this program.

2) Paper for taking notes

3) Pens/pencils

4) Flash/thumb drive or SD/memory card for your device (to save records)

We will be able to access the library's free Wi-Fi.

Please reserve a spot by contacting Kathi at kfreud2@... or
Suzette at srstringer@....

*Please let me know if you would like to attend, but do not have a
working device for this session. The library has a few computers that
can be reserved.

Hope to see you at the library!

Posted by Kathi Freudenheim
Buffalo, NY, USA


Focsani record search #romania

SamPam Hausfather <hausfather@...>
 

Greetings,
I am planning a trip to Romania in May and trying hard to pin down my
grandfather's birth record, Sam HAUSVATER. In his naturalization
papers, he states he was born in Bacau on 29 July 1885 and left from
Bacau in 1901 to come to New York. He also says he was on the ship
Zeeland in March 1901, although records show no Zeeland departures
before May 1901 and no HAUSVATER on rosters I can locate. Marcel
Glaskie cannot find him in the Bacau records.

What I did find was Nussen (age 51) and Schaja (age 10) HAUSVATER on
the ship Freisland manifest in NY in April 1901, both coming from
Focsani, Romania. Although Schaja shows as too young, there might have
been a reason to show him younger than he really was. Does anyone know
why immigrants might have tried to show as younger than 10? My
grandfather's death record (1947) shows his parents named Nathan
HAUSVATER and Molly GOLD >from Romania. Sam's brother Frederick
HAUSVATER's ship manifest shows him coming to the US >from Focsani in
1904.

Does anyone know if there are any Focsani records available anywhere
and how they can be accessed? I was planning to go to Bacau on my trip
but am thinking I might need to go to Focsani. Has anyone been to
Focsani? Thank you for any insights.
Sam Hausfather
Asheville NC USA


Romania SIG #Romania Focsani record search #romania

SamPam Hausfather <hausfather@...>
 

Greetings,
I am planning a trip to Romania in May and trying hard to pin down my
grandfather's birth record, Sam HAUSVATER. In his naturalization
papers, he states he was born in Bacau on 29 July 1885 and left from
Bacau in 1901 to come to New York. He also says he was on the ship
Zeeland in March 1901, although records show no Zeeland departures
before May 1901 and no HAUSVATER on rosters I can locate. Marcel
Glaskie cannot find him in the Bacau records.

What I did find was Nussen (age 51) and Schaja (age 10) HAUSVATER on
the ship Freisland manifest in NY in April 1901, both coming from
Focsani, Romania. Although Schaja shows as too young, there might have
been a reason to show him younger than he really was. Does anyone know
why immigrants might have tried to show as younger than 10? My
grandfather's death record (1947) shows his parents named Nathan
HAUSVATER and Molly GOLD >from Romania. Sam's brother Frederick
HAUSVATER's ship manifest shows him coming to the US >from Focsani in
1904.

Does anyone know if there are any Focsani records available anywhere
and how they can be accessed? I was planning to go to Bacau on my trip
but am thinking I might need to go to Focsani. Has anyone been to
Focsani? Thank you for any insights.
Sam Hausfather
Asheville NC USA

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