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NEUFELD, STERN > Hungary to NYC - 1891 #general

Ruffin R Cooper <rrcooper@...>
 

I am looking for any information about the NEUFELD and STERN
families who came >from Budapest to New York in Dec 1891. My
grandfather, William (Vilmos) NEUFELD and grandmother Fannie
(STERN) NEUFELD lived in Brooklyn New York. He died in an
accident in 1913 and she died in 1925. Their children were named:
Leah, Harry, Sidney, Anna and Ruth (Regina). I have information
about the family going back to the early 1800's in Hungary and a
lot of information about the family in the 1900's in the U.S. I
would be more than happy to hear >from anyone who can help and I
have information to share.

Bob Cooper

rrcooper@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NEUFELD, STERN > Hungary to NYC - 1891 #general

Ruffin R Cooper <rrcooper@...>
 

I am looking for any information about the NEUFELD and STERN
families who came >from Budapest to New York in Dec 1891. My
grandfather, William (Vilmos) NEUFELD and grandmother Fannie
(STERN) NEUFELD lived in Brooklyn New York. He died in an
accident in 1913 and she died in 1925. Their children were named:
Leah, Harry, Sidney, Anna and Ruth (Regina). I have information
about the family going back to the early 1800's in Hungary and a
lot of information about the family in the 1900's in the U.S. I
would be more than happy to hear >from anyone who can help and I
have information to share.

Bob Cooper

rrcooper@erols.com


Thoughts about INS requests #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
Someone just sent this to me and I feel the info is of general interest.
Q: I have been on a "waiting" list for almost 1 yr. I wait and wait and
wait. I have only file #s assigned to me re: info. >from INS.
When I write, no response. But the letters are not returned to
me, so I would think they arrived at INS. I even have the name of
an indiv. to whom to send corresp. Suggestions?
If you have a INS #, just leave it alone til you get something. I've
done
about 17 INS requests and I usually send all my supporting garbage
after the initial # is assigned to me. Then I call up and make sure they
didn't feed everything to the dog. It is important to me so I spend the
.10 a minute so I can speak to someone there. I have found the average
turn around time to be under a year.
I will say that if and once they find your relatives papers, I
wouldn't
get hung up on "did they find everything or should I appeal". >from what
I understand, appealing is sort of a waste of time as per a conversation
I had with one of the INS supervisors. Usually you are appealing a no
record found reply. In my question to the supervisor, I asked," Does the
INS ever find records but decide to withhold them >from the requestor
because of any reason? " I was told that if the INS finds it, you get
it,
period. It is my feeling that they strive for customer service while
fulfilling your request under the Freedom of Information act. It is
contrary to their
goals and objectives to have a million grandmothers screaming for
records that they have found. The problem lies when papers/documents
are misfiled, lost, or unreadable. The INS can't simply wiggle their
noses
and create the stupid document. On the positive side, If you've done an
INS request several years ago, I understand the INS has recently
improved the quality of the image copying with newer copying & microfilm
machines. So, try a request for a clearer copy.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: LARKLANE@JUNO.COM
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thoughts about INS requests #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
Someone just sent this to me and I feel the info is of general interest.
Q: I have been on a "waiting" list for almost 1 yr. I wait and wait and
wait. I have only file #s assigned to me re: info. >from INS.
When I write, no response. But the letters are not returned to
me, so I would think they arrived at INS. I even have the name of
an indiv. to whom to send corresp. Suggestions?
If you have a INS #, just leave it alone til you get something. I've
done
about 17 INS requests and I usually send all my supporting garbage
after the initial # is assigned to me. Then I call up and make sure they
didn't feed everything to the dog. It is important to me so I spend the
.10 a minute so I can speak to someone there. I have found the average
turn around time to be under a year.
I will say that if and once they find your relatives papers, I
wouldn't
get hung up on "did they find everything or should I appeal". >from what
I understand, appealing is sort of a waste of time as per a conversation
I had with one of the INS supervisors. Usually you are appealing a no
record found reply. In my question to the supervisor, I asked," Does the
INS ever find records but decide to withhold them >from the requestor
because of any reason? " I was told that if the INS finds it, you get
it,
period. It is my feeling that they strive for customer service while
fulfilling your request under the Freedom of Information act. It is
contrary to their
goals and objectives to have a million grandmothers screaming for
records that they have found. The problem lies when papers/documents
are misfiled, lost, or unreadable. The INS can't simply wiggle their
noses
and create the stupid document. On the positive side, If you've done an
INS request several years ago, I understand the INS has recently
improved the quality of the image copying with newer copying & microfilm
machines. So, try a request for a clearer copy.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: LARKLANE@JUNO.COM
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


Re: KAMINSKY #general

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

When I was in highschool (class of '52, 45 years ago, I had a
crush on a young man about two or three years older than I. His
name was Phil Kaminsky. He was very blond and extremely
handsome. If I remember correctly, he came >from around Methuen
or Chelmsford, MA. I haven't seen him in as many years. I do
know he went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a very
good engineering school. I went to some prom, maybe even a
homecoming weekend, with him. He would have been in the class
of '53, '54, or '55. Write the WPI alumni office and have them
forward your note to him. If he is interested in answering, he
will. See the Khazaria site for red-haired Jews. The Turkish
nation of Jews. Apparently it was the Turks who had the red hair
and then they invited the Jews and the entire nation converted to
Judaism. Evidently red-hair was predominant there until circa
850, when the Mongols overran it.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: KAMINSKY #general

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

When I was in highschool (class of '52, 45 years ago, I had a
crush on a young man about two or three years older than I. His
name was Phil Kaminsky. He was very blond and extremely
handsome. If I remember correctly, he came >from around Methuen
or Chelmsford, MA. I haven't seen him in as many years. I do
know he went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a very
good engineering school. I went to some prom, maybe even a
homecoming weekend, with him. He would have been in the class
of '53, '54, or '55. Write the WPI alumni office and have them
forward your note to him. If he is interested in answering, he
will. See the Khazaria site for red-haired Jews. The Turkish
nation of Jews. Apparently it was the Turks who had the red hair
and then they invited the Jews and the entire nation converted to
Judaism. Evidently red-hair was predominant there until circa
850, when the Mongols overran it.


Kovna #general

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

When I recently looked at the 1920 Census for my maternal
grandparents, I had to search Walnut Street in CHELSEA, MA. Half
of Chelsea -- at least that particular area -- was >from Kovna. I
remember thinking, What happened in Kovna that the whole damn
town left. It was really quite remarkable. Neighbor after
neighbor.

Some group should organize to copy >from the 1910 and 1920
Censuses (pl?) the sreets containing the known pockets of Jewish
immigrants in certain cities, and put it up on the Net. At least
it's in English and will dispense with so much guessing at how
the names were spelled at the time they arrived and the
shtetls/cities/towns >from which they came and the names of their
children living at the time. WE REALLY HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES HOW
MANY INDIVIDUAL TRIPS ARE GOING TO BE MADE TO THE FEDERAL
ARCHIVES AT WALTHAM, MASS. I really do think I'm missing
something here. I probably spent 8 or 9 hours in total at
Waltham plus travel to and fro three times. Is each of us going
to make one or more trips to wind and rewind microfiche? I guess
what I'm saying is that the info has to be made more easily
accessible. And that's only the early part of the search. The
passenger lists for ships going to New York are in Pittsfield,
the other side of our state. I'm one of the lucky ones. Think
of those for whom Pittsfield will be more than a day or two
trip. You realize, don't you, that if any of us ran our
businesses this ineffeciently, we'd be in or headed for
bankruptcy!

MODERATOR NOTE: Ideas are always welcomed on how to improve
research methods, so are you willing to head up an effort to
organize and implement this project? Additionally, we could
begin by looking at the piles of papers we all have and see
which contain names that can be shared with other J'Genners.

Susan King proposed that all the photocopies of census records,
all the copies of passenger manifest pages, all the lists of
names we have on documents be sent to JewishGen for scanning
into a proposed document storage and retrieval system. Folks
attending the Los Angeles seminar graciously shared all manner
of information and it has been scanned, waiting for the retrieval
system to become an actuality.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kovna #general

Barbara C. Johnson <barbaracjohnson@...>
 

When I recently looked at the 1920 Census for my maternal
grandparents, I had to search Walnut Street in CHELSEA, MA. Half
of Chelsea -- at least that particular area -- was >from Kovna. I
remember thinking, What happened in Kovna that the whole damn
town left. It was really quite remarkable. Neighbor after
neighbor.

Some group should organize to copy >from the 1910 and 1920
Censuses (pl?) the sreets containing the known pockets of Jewish
immigrants in certain cities, and put it up on the Net. At least
it's in English and will dispense with so much guessing at how
the names were spelled at the time they arrived and the
shtetls/cities/towns >from which they came and the names of their
children living at the time. WE REALLY HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES HOW
MANY INDIVIDUAL TRIPS ARE GOING TO BE MADE TO THE FEDERAL
ARCHIVES AT WALTHAM, MASS. I really do think I'm missing
something here. I probably spent 8 or 9 hours in total at
Waltham plus travel to and fro three times. Is each of us going
to make one or more trips to wind and rewind microfiche? I guess
what I'm saying is that the info has to be made more easily
accessible. And that's only the early part of the search. The
passenger lists for ships going to New York are in Pittsfield,
the other side of our state. I'm one of the lucky ones. Think
of those for whom Pittsfield will be more than a day or two
trip. You realize, don't you, that if any of us ran our
businesses this ineffeciently, we'd be in or headed for
bankruptcy!

MODERATOR NOTE: Ideas are always welcomed on how to improve
research methods, so are you willing to head up an effort to
organize and implement this project? Additionally, we could
begin by looking at the piles of papers we all have and see
which contain names that can be shared with other J'Genners.

Susan King proposed that all the photocopies of census records,
all the copies of passenger manifest pages, all the lists of
names we have on documents be sent to JewishGen for scanning
into a proposed document storage and retrieval system. Folks
attending the Los Angeles seminar graciously shared all manner
of information and it has been scanned, waiting for the retrieval
system to become an actuality.


Re: N.Y.C. area cemeteries #general

KAUFMANH <kaufmanh@...>
 

One of the three that are known as Bayside is Mokom Sholom Cemetery
201 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

They do write back. Good luck

Howard Kaufman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: N.Y.C. area cemeteries #general

KAUFMANH <kaufmanh@...>
 

One of the three that are known as Bayside is Mokom Sholom Cemetery
201 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

They do write back. Good luck

Howard Kaufman


Census Translate #hungary

TriciaC0@...
 

Hi, I'd like to verify the translation for the 1848 census for
CSONGRAD MEGYE
Sorszam =
Neve
A csalad tagjai sorban megnevezendok =
Eletkora =
Szuletesi helye =
Orszag =
Kozseg =
Kereset modja =
Magaviselete =
Eszrevetelek =

Thank you in advance...
Tricia


Hungary SIG #Hungary Census Translate #hungary

TriciaC0@...
 

Hi, I'd like to verify the translation for the 1848 census for
CSONGRAD MEGYE
Sorszam =
Neve
A csalad tagjai sorban megnevezendok =
Eletkora =
Szuletesi helye =
Orszag =
Kozseg =
Kereset modja =
Magaviselete =
Eszrevetelek =

Thank you in advance...
Tricia


Re: ZOGER/ZAGER and MARSHAK #belarus

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Allison,
Your first step is to SEARCH in the JewishGen Family Finder...not only will
you find people researching the same names of interest to you, if you don't
enter your own information into this database, you are effectively limiting
your chances of finding connections.
Go to the JewishGen homepage and click on the Family Finder and it will
take you right there.
Good luck with your search

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Support Team


Belarus SIG #Belarus re: ZOGER/ZAGER and MARSHAK #belarus

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Allison,
Your first step is to SEARCH in the JewishGen Family Finder...not only will
you find people researching the same names of interest to you, if you don't
enter your own information into this database, you are effectively limiting
your chances of finding connections.
Go to the JewishGen homepage and click on the Family Finder and it will
take you right there.
Good luck with your search

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Support Team


Re: Researching Story of the Jews of MAJORCA #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Please read the MARRANOS by Cecil Roth. He discusses the Jews of
Majorca and how they were called Cuetas (pig) because they publically
ate pork to avoid being taken for Jews.

Betty Provizer Starkman, Michigan
BetteJoy@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Researching Story of the Jews of MAJORCA #general

BetteJoy <bettejoy@...>
 

Please read the MARRANOS by Cecil Roth. He discusses the Jews of
Majorca and how they were called Cuetas (pig) because they publically
ate pork to avoid being taken for Jews.

Betty Provizer Starkman, Michigan
BetteJoy@aol.com


Otynya, Ukraine #general

Myron Chijner <mchijner@...>
 

Many jewishgenners came through for me when I was searching for
Novoseletsi in the former Bessarabia. Now I wish to know if Otynya,
Ukr. would have been within the borders of Bessarabia between 1870 and
1910. A relative described the shtetl as "Odin, Bessarabia". Using D-M
Soundex, Otynya is as close as I could come. Did Bessarabia's border
extend this far? Is there another community which would better fit this
description?
I take this opportunity to thank the JewishGen leadership for all of
their efforts in improving the JewishGen sites in countless ways over
the past few months. If you have not visited the ShtelSeeker in a
while, check out the improved mapquest. I am very new to genealogy and
hope those like me who have been lurking will step forward to help fund
these new projects.
Thanks,
Myron Chijner
Weirton, WV mchijner@weir.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Otynya, Ukraine #general

Myron Chijner <mchijner@...>
 

Many jewishgenners came through for me when I was searching for
Novoseletsi in the former Bessarabia. Now I wish to know if Otynya,
Ukr. would have been within the borders of Bessarabia between 1870 and
1910. A relative described the shtetl as "Odin, Bessarabia". Using D-M
Soundex, Otynya is as close as I could come. Did Bessarabia's border
extend this far? Is there another community which would better fit this
description?
I take this opportunity to thank the JewishGen leadership for all of
their efforts in improving the JewishGen sites in countless ways over
the past few months. If you have not visited the ShtelSeeker in a
while, check out the improved mapquest. I am very new to genealogy and
hope those like me who have been lurking will step forward to help fund
these new projects.
Thanks,
Myron Chijner
Weirton, WV mchijner@weir.net


Stone = Stein #general

Colonel James J. Becker <jjbecker@...>
 

My relatives the "Hensteins" came >from Nezhin in the Ukraine in 1903. They
changed the surname "Henstein" to "Stein" and then Americanized it even
further to "Stone" in the Police Court of Brockton, Massachusetts in 1906
when my grandfather Yankel Henstein became Jack Stone .


Colonel James J. Becker
Burtonsville, MD
jjbecker@erols.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Stone = Stein #general

Colonel James J. Becker <jjbecker@...>
 

My relatives the "Hensteins" came >from Nezhin in the Ukraine in 1903. They
changed the surname "Henstein" to "Stein" and then Americanized it even
further to "Stone" in the Police Court of Brockton, Massachusetts in 1906
when my grandfather Yankel Henstein became Jack Stone .


Colonel James J. Becker
Burtonsville, MD
jjbecker@erols.com