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Possibility of obtaining WWII Records #general

NFatouros@...
 

Efforts to obtain WWII records of one's relative may not necessarily prove
fruitless because of the 1973 fire at the Archives.

A Nov. 13, 03 Rootsweb article by Rusty Macon Weber discusses her efforts to
obtain records of her father's discharge >from the US Army after WW II. She
had been told repeatedly that the records had been destroyed in the 1973 fire.
Fortunately she did have a copy of his Separation Qualification record. She
contacted an Alumni Association of the 26th Yankee Divison, an Infantry
Association, and some other organizations.

A tip >from a member of one of these organizations prompted her to contact
the veteran's hospital where her father had stayed for a year. See:

http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/benefits.html

After surmounting problems in obtaining the appropriate request forms, she
finally got help >from a helpful young man at the VA Records Administration to
whom she faxed a copy of her father's death record. Soon thereafter, she
received a thick packet containing not only her father's army records but also
copies of her parents' marriage licence, of her mother divorce proceedings,
surgery notes, dental X-rays, and every other hospital X-ray, and a hospital
summary report. And, as she gleefully wrote, she got all these documents free of
fees.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk,
Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Possibility of obtaining WWII Records #general

NFatouros@...
 

Efforts to obtain WWII records of one's relative may not necessarily prove
fruitless because of the 1973 fire at the Archives.

A Nov. 13, 03 Rootsweb article by Rusty Macon Weber discusses her efforts to
obtain records of her father's discharge >from the US Army after WW II. She
had been told repeatedly that the records had been destroyed in the 1973 fire.
Fortunately she did have a copy of his Separation Qualification record. She
contacted an Alumni Association of the 26th Yankee Divison, an Infantry
Association, and some other organizations.

A tip >from a member of one of these organizations prompted her to contact
the veteran's hospital where her father had stayed for a year. See:

http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/benefits.html

After surmounting problems in obtaining the appropriate request forms, she
finally got help >from a helpful young man at the VA Records Administration to
whom she faxed a copy of her father's death record. Soon thereafter, she
received a thick packet containing not only her father's army records but also
copies of her parents' marriage licence, of her mother divorce proceedings,
surgery notes, dental X-rays, and every other hospital X-ray, and a hospital
summary report. And, as she gleefully wrote, she got all these documents free of
fees.


Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk,
Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.


Jedwabne Yizkor Book abstract in YIVO News #poland

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The winter edition of YIVO News contains an abstract >from the Jedwabne
Yizkor book written by Abraham Blumowicz, a former resident. The complete
winter edition of YIVO News is now online through a link >from the YIVO home
page at http://www.yivoinstitute.org/.

Note that this is a PDF file. It will take some time to download and
requires the free Acrobat reader which can be downloaded at
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Andrew Blumberg
ablumberg at yahoo.com

Searching: BLUMBERG - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk, Poland; EDELSTEIN - in or
near Bessarabia; EIDUS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS - Dvinsk & Riga,
Latvia; GOLDMAN - Kolki, Ukraine; GERMAN / GURMAN - Bessarabia; GILMAN -
Ukraine (Kolki); KAPLAN - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk,, Poland; KAPLAN -
Kolki, Ukraine; LASKOWITZ - near Vilnius, Lithuania; RICHMAN - Radomyshl,
Ukraine; RITZ / RITS - Drissa & Miori, Belarus; HIMELFARB / HIMMELFARB /
GIMELFARB - Kovel, Ukraine; KIPELMAN / KIPPELMAN / KIPILMAN - Kolki,
Ukraine, and Lutsk (Luck), Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Jedwabne Yizkor Book abstract in YIVO News #poland

Andrew Blumberg <ajb61@...>
 

The winter edition of YIVO News contains an abstract >from the Jedwabne
Yizkor book written by Abraham Blumowicz, a former resident. The complete
winter edition of YIVO News is now online through a link >from the YIVO home
page at http://www.yivoinstitute.org/.

Note that this is a PDF file. It will take some time to download and
requires the free Acrobat reader which can be downloaded at
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

Andrew Blumberg
ablumberg at yahoo.com

Searching: BLUMBERG - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk, Poland; EDELSTEIN - in or
near Bessarabia; EIDUS / AIDUS / AIDUSS / ADUS / EDUS - Dvinsk & Riga,
Latvia; GOLDMAN - Kolki, Ukraine; GERMAN / GURMAN - Bessarabia; GILMAN -
Ukraine (Kolki); KAPLAN - Bielsk Podlaski or Bransk,, Poland; KAPLAN -
Kolki, Ukraine; LASKOWITZ - near Vilnius, Lithuania; RICHMAN - Radomyshl,
Ukraine; RITZ / RITS - Drissa & Miori, Belarus; HIMELFARB / HIMMELFARB /
GIMELFARB - Kovel, Ukraine; KIPELMAN / KIPPELMAN / KIPILMAN - Kolki,
Ukraine, and Lutsk (Luck), Poland


ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920 #unitedkingdom

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

In 1920, my great-uncle Samuel lived with his aunt, Mrs. ADELSON, at 8
Gosset St., Brick Lane, London (I believe it was the area of Spitalfields.)
I am trying to find out the given name of Mr. ADELSON, deceased in 1920, as
he would be my 2nd great-uncle. I do not know if they had any children. Mr.
ADELSON was born in Lithuania, possibly Stakliskes, around the 1870's.

I have not had luck in finding a burial site for either husband or wife.
Would anyone know where Jews >from that area would have gone to synagogue and
which cemetery they might have been buried in? They were orthodox and
probably lower-middle class economically.

Additionally, would anyone know how I can check the 1910-1920 London City
Directory? I didn't find it listed in the Family History Center (LDS)
catalog.

Thank you. I appreciate any guidance you can provide.

Bonnie FREDERICS
Tucson, Arizona, USA
picturethisfilm@email.com

Seeking: ADELSON (Lithuania/Russia, London)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom ADELSON in Spitalfields 1920 #unitedkingdom

B Frederics <picturethisfilm@...>
 

In 1920, my great-uncle Samuel lived with his aunt, Mrs. ADELSON, at 8
Gosset St., Brick Lane, London (I believe it was the area of Spitalfields.)
I am trying to find out the given name of Mr. ADELSON, deceased in 1920, as
he would be my 2nd great-uncle. I do not know if they had any children. Mr.
ADELSON was born in Lithuania, possibly Stakliskes, around the 1870's.

I have not had luck in finding a burial site for either husband or wife.
Would anyone know where Jews >from that area would have gone to synagogue and
which cemetery they might have been buried in? They were orthodox and
probably lower-middle class economically.

Additionally, would anyone know how I can check the 1910-1920 London City
Directory? I didn't find it listed in the Family History Center (LDS)
catalog.

Thank you. I appreciate any guidance you can provide.

Bonnie FREDERICS
Tucson, Arizona, USA
picturethisfilm@email.com

Seeking: ADELSON (Lithuania/Russia, London)


Re: Identify type of business and street in Warsaw #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

In a message dated 12/31/03 George Mason writes:

<< Is Fredry 10 an address? I cannot find any ul. Fredry >>

I don't know about the other things, but ul. Fredry is undoubtedly an
address. There is an ulica Fredry (and sometimes statues) in many cities in Poland.
Fredry was a well-known poet.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Identify type of business and street in Warsaw #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

In a message dated 12/31/03 George Mason writes:

<< Is Fredry 10 an address? I cannot find any ul. Fredry >>

I don't know about the other things, but ul. Fredry is undoubtedly an
address. There is an ulica Fredry (and sometimes statues) in many cities in Poland.
Fredry was a well-known poet.

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


Records of Sponsors for World War II immigrants to USA #germany

Alice Josephs
 

I have been told that a German relative of mine, Klara OPPENHEIMER born
HERZ (1875 Kochendorf, Baden Wuerttemberg - ? USA) and her husband wine
merchant Bernhard OPPENHEIMER (1872 Niederflorstadt, Hesse - 1958 New
York City) were sponsored by a member of the KLEINERT family, who was
part of the KLEINERT clothes and underwear manufacturing company, to
come to the USA in 1940.

I have also been told that the KLEINERT family were somehow related to
Klara OPPENHEIMER born HERZ. I have made contact with a member of the
KLEINERT family but we have yet to find out who, if any member of the
family, was involved in the sponsorship and where the connection may be.

However, it occurs to me there may be one way of cutting short some
long-winded investigations. Surely there are records in archives
somewhere of sponsors? Can anyone make any suggestions?

Alice Josephs near London England
See my family tree at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/

MODERATOR NOTE: In order to obtain a visa, immigrants to the USA were required
to obtain an AFFIDAVIT of SUPPORT >from an American Citizen who could show that
he had the means to assume financial responsibility for the immigrant if needed
and was willing to do so.

Records of such affidavits have been discussed in this Forum before. I don't have
time now to check the Archives but I believe that copies of the affidavits
were held by local governments, not the US Federal Government. MOD1


German SIG #Germany Records of Sponsors for World War II immigrants to USA #germany

Alice Josephs
 

I have been told that a German relative of mine, Klara OPPENHEIMER born
HERZ (1875 Kochendorf, Baden Wuerttemberg - ? USA) and her husband wine
merchant Bernhard OPPENHEIMER (1872 Niederflorstadt, Hesse - 1958 New
York City) were sponsored by a member of the KLEINERT family, who was
part of the KLEINERT clothes and underwear manufacturing company, to
come to the USA in 1940.

I have also been told that the KLEINERT family were somehow related to
Klara OPPENHEIMER born HERZ. I have made contact with a member of the
KLEINERT family but we have yet to find out who, if any member of the
family, was involved in the sponsorship and where the connection may be.

However, it occurs to me there may be one way of cutting short some
long-winded investigations. Surely there are records in archives
somewhere of sponsors? Can anyone make any suggestions?

Alice Josephs near London England
See my family tree at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealice/

MODERATOR NOTE: In order to obtain a visa, immigrants to the USA were required
to obtain an AFFIDAVIT of SUPPORT >from an American Citizen who could show that
he had the means to assume financial responsibility for the immigrant if needed
and was willing to do so.

Records of such affidavits have been discussed in this Forum before. I don't have
time now to check the Archives but I believe that copies of the affidavits
were held by local governments, not the US Federal Government. MOD1


A need for lookup in the Massachusetts "Registry of Vital Records & Statistics" at Dorchester. #general

eyal <ziffer@...>
 

Dear Friends,

The death certificate of Fay MEDVIN, my grandfather's aunt, is
archived in the Massachusetts "Registry of Vital Records & Statistics" as
indicated by her SSDI record.

I hope to find Fay's daughter current address on the certificate.

Are there volunteers?


Please contact me privately for further details.

Thank you very much in advance,

Eyal Ziffer
Tel Aviv
Israel

Researching:
SALOMON ( Semiatych, Siemiatycze/chi).
MARGALIT, MARGULIES, KLEINER ( Buczacz, Vienna ).
FRIEDLANDER,FREUNDLICH ( Buczacz, Narajow, Podhajce ).
BEZEN, EBER, EBENSTEIN, MANDLER, SEGAL, SPUNT ( Buczacz ).
ZIFFER ( Dobromil, Przemysl, Sambor, Strye, Lvov, Chyrov, Jeroslaw, Ustrzyki Dolne)
NEIMAN, LEVENTAL, LOWENTHAL, RIEF ( Strye Sambor, Dobromil, Peredel'nitsa, Przemysl)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A need for lookup in the Massachusetts "Registry of Vital Records & Statistics" at Dorchester. #general

eyal <ziffer@...>
 

Dear Friends,

The death certificate of Fay MEDVIN, my grandfather's aunt, is
archived in the Massachusetts "Registry of Vital Records & Statistics" as
indicated by her SSDI record.

I hope to find Fay's daughter current address on the certificate.

Are there volunteers?


Please contact me privately for further details.

Thank you very much in advance,

Eyal Ziffer
Tel Aviv
Israel

Researching:
SALOMON ( Semiatych, Siemiatycze/chi).
MARGALIT, MARGULIES, KLEINER ( Buczacz, Vienna ).
FRIEDLANDER,FREUNDLICH ( Buczacz, Narajow, Podhajce ).
BEZEN, EBER, EBENSTEIN, MANDLER, SEGAL, SPUNT ( Buczacz ).
ZIFFER ( Dobromil, Przemysl, Sambor, Strye, Lvov, Chyrov, Jeroslaw, Ustrzyki Dolne)
NEIMAN, LEVENTAL, LOWENTHAL, RIEF ( Strye Sambor, Dobromil, Peredel'nitsa, Przemysl)


Name "Jon" #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Thanks for all your etymological responses. They moved me to recall that
one of the Patriarch's grandsons was named Jonah/Yoyna, which made all the
difference.

Best, Steve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name "Jon" #general

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

Thanks for all your etymological responses. They moved me to recall that
one of the Patriarch's grandsons was named Jonah/Yoyna, which made all the
difference.

Best, Steve


ancestral breakthroughs- PALTEROVITCH HEILPRIN #general

john phillips
 

Dear Genners,
I've just had one of those freakish Jewish
genealogical breakthroughs when a complete stranger
suddenly emails me and fills in more of the ancestral
jigsaw puzzle. Are there any peolpe out there who
know of Chaya Liebe PALTEROVITCH who married Rabbi
Yaakov Israel HEILPRIN?

Sincerely,
John Phillips
Dorset,UK
Researching:PALTEROVITCH,GOLDENHEIM,BEILES,KUPFERSTEIN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ancestral breakthroughs- PALTEROVITCH HEILPRIN #general

john phillips
 

Dear Genners,
I've just had one of those freakish Jewish
genealogical breakthroughs when a complete stranger
suddenly emails me and fills in more of the ancestral
jigsaw puzzle. Are there any peolpe out there who
know of Chaya Liebe PALTEROVITCH who married Rabbi
Yaakov Israel HEILPRIN?

Sincerely,
John Phillips
Dorset,UK
Researching:PALTEROVITCH,GOLDENHEIM,BEILES,KUPFERSTEIN


INFO: Military Records Destroyed in Fire #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Dear Genners:

from time to time there have been queries about military records and most folks
know about the fire. There was an article in today's Miami Herald.

As most of you know, July 12, 1973 about 80 percent of the ARMY records for
personnel discharged between November 1, 1912 and January 1, 1960 were destroyed.
Air Force veterans with names >from "Hubbard" to names beginning with "Z" with
discharge dates between September 25, 1947 and January 1, 1964 were also destroyed.

According to the article records can be reconstructed. Contact:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63132-5100

If you need records destroyed in the fire, include as much info as you can such as:
full name during military service, place of entry into service, branch of service,
last assigned unit, approximate dates of service, where discharged, service number
or social security number.

Joan Parker
President JGS-GM, Inc.
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovsk maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen INFO: Military Records Destroyed in Fire #general

Joan Parker <housemom@...>
 

Dear Genners:

from time to time there have been queries about military records and most folks
know about the fire. There was an article in today's Miami Herald.

As most of you know, July 12, 1973 about 80 percent of the ARMY records for
personnel discharged between November 1, 1912 and January 1, 1960 were destroyed.
Air Force veterans with names >from "Hubbard" to names beginning with "Z" with
discharge dates between September 25, 1947 and January 1, 1964 were also destroyed.

According to the article records can be reconstructed. Contact:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63132-5100

If you need records destroyed in the fire, include as much info as you can such as:
full name during military service, place of entry into service, branch of service,
last assigned unit, approximate dates of service, where discharged, service number
or social security number.

Joan Parker
President JGS-GM, Inc.
Miami, FL
Searching: GOLDBERG and GOODSTEIN-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS and WINOGRAD-Brest, Litovsk maybe Odessa, Ukraine, Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


Locating someone in the US Army #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretKatz@...>
 

Hi.
I've just uncovered a new branch of my family and I've learned that a
distant cousin is possibly serving as an MP in the US Army. I don't have a
clue where she's stationed. Would anyone happen to know how to go about
trying to find her?

Thanks for your help.
Wishing all Genners a fruitful search in the New Year!

Mimi Katz, Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating someone in the US Army #general

Mimi Katz <GeveretKatz@...>
 

Hi.
I've just uncovered a new branch of my family and I've learned that a
distant cousin is possibly serving as an MP in the US Army. I don't have a
clue where she's stationed. Would anyone happen to know how to go about
trying to find her?

Thanks for your help.
Wishing all Genners a fruitful search in the New Year!

Mimi Katz, Chicago