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Searching:NAGURNEY #general

Pyotr@...
 

I am researching the name NAGURNEY. The name is found on the CJSI,
Avotaynu index, and in Alexander Beider's book"Jewish surnames in the
Kingdom of Poland." Does this mean that all people with the surname
NAGURNEY are of Jewish descent, or is the name common in Poland and
Russia among both Jews and non-Jews. There are of course many ways to
spell this surname, including NAGORNY, NAGOURNEY,NAGURNY, NAGORNYJ, and
a few others. If anyone can help me answer this question, " Are all of
the NAGURNEY'S Jewish?" I would appreciate your help.

Thank you my Friends,
Peter Nagurney
Syracuse, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching:NAGURNEY #general

Pyotr@...
 

I am researching the name NAGURNEY. The name is found on the CJSI,
Avotaynu index, and in Alexander Beider's book"Jewish surnames in the
Kingdom of Poland." Does this mean that all people with the surname
NAGURNEY are of Jewish descent, or is the name common in Poland and
Russia among both Jews and non-Jews. There are of course many ways to
spell this surname, including NAGORNY, NAGOURNEY,NAGURNY, NAGORNYJ, and
a few others. If anyone can help me answer this question, " Are all of
the NAGURNEY'S Jewish?" I would appreciate your help.

Thank you my Friends,
Peter Nagurney
Syracuse, NY


Social Security Information - CFP Reply #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

On Sunday, 22 Nov.98 "IsraelP" p2o5rock@netvision.net.il
in message 46 wrote, in pertinent part:

Is there any way at all (not just online) to get information
from Social Security based on a search for the surname used
at the time the SS-5 was filed? (In fact, they should also
know when the change was made, which could help us learn
approximate marriage dates. But I'm not going to be greedy.)
Does FOIA empower the public to (excuse the expression)
demand this?

Dear Israel:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 USC 552, Et Seq., allows the
public to request any/all legitimate records a/o files >from an agencies
records keeping systems. Whether the agency involved can actually find
the requested material/s is another matter altogether. The agency can,
as a matter of law and regulation, exempt a/o sanitize records that they
deem classified or protected under the Privacy Act.

You may, of course, challenge their decision/s first administratively
and, if you feel you have received no satisfaction, may then proceed to
take the agency to Federal Court on a "demand" to disclose. It should be
noted that even when an agency refuses to "legitimately" disclose, they
are obligated by law to supply you with that part of the information
that a reasonable weigher of facts would consider non-exempted. They
must also inform you of their specific reason/s for said action/s thru
enumeration of the provisions they are acting under.

In my private law firm, and in the activities of the non-profit human
rights law group that I am Deputy Director of, we file FOIA requests all
the time. Where the information being sought is clearly and concisely
stated, and accurate identifying information provided, most agencies and
departments usually reply to our queries in satisfactory way.

It also helps to make certain that the agency you are writing is the one
actually holding the records being sought. This may appear to be a silly
thing to stress, but with passage of time and the archival nature of
many records their occurs shifts in control of records >from one agency
to another. Also, in some cases, records are held at the local or
District Office level in lieu of the Washington, DC level. As such, in
our firm we always file our requests with DC and the relevant District
Office.

In this vein it is helpful to indicate in your request the changed names
of the agencies in question, i.e., pointing out that records held by
the Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare, by example, might now be held
by the Dept of Health and Human Services a/o the Dept of Education.
Likewise, that records held by the US Agency for International
Development in the period 1960-1975 approx may be held by the Central
Intelligence Agency a/o the Dept of Defense.

I hope this information is of some help. Just remember that in many
cases you are now dealing with very young officers who have very little,
if any, information on the history of their own agency and its holdings.

Best regards,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493

Seeking:(1) YARESHEFSKY, Sam/David/Morris - Odessa, Russia
Alternatively: YORASHEFSKY, YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY,
JAROSHEVSKY,JAROCHEWSKI ERESHEFSKY, YARREY, YAROSH, YARESH.

(2) WOLCZEK, Sarah/Eva/Molly/Herman/Lena/Pauline - Warsaw, Poland
Alternatively: WOLCZYK, WALCZEK, WALLACK, WALLACH, WILCZEK, WILCZYK.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security Information - CFP Reply #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

On Sunday, 22 Nov.98 "IsraelP" p2o5rock@netvision.net.il
in message 46 wrote, in pertinent part:

Is there any way at all (not just online) to get information
from Social Security based on a search for the surname used
at the time the SS-5 was filed? (In fact, they should also
know when the change was made, which could help us learn
approximate marriage dates. But I'm not going to be greedy.)
Does FOIA empower the public to (excuse the expression)
demand this?

Dear Israel:

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 USC 552, Et Seq., allows the
public to request any/all legitimate records a/o files >from an agencies
records keeping systems. Whether the agency involved can actually find
the requested material/s is another matter altogether. The agency can,
as a matter of law and regulation, exempt a/o sanitize records that they
deem classified or protected under the Privacy Act.

You may, of course, challenge their decision/s first administratively
and, if you feel you have received no satisfaction, may then proceed to
take the agency to Federal Court on a "demand" to disclose. It should be
noted that even when an agency refuses to "legitimately" disclose, they
are obligated by law to supply you with that part of the information
that a reasonable weigher of facts would consider non-exempted. They
must also inform you of their specific reason/s for said action/s thru
enumeration of the provisions they are acting under.

In my private law firm, and in the activities of the non-profit human
rights law group that I am Deputy Director of, we file FOIA requests all
the time. Where the information being sought is clearly and concisely
stated, and accurate identifying information provided, most agencies and
departments usually reply to our queries in satisfactory way.

It also helps to make certain that the agency you are writing is the one
actually holding the records being sought. This may appear to be a silly
thing to stress, but with passage of time and the archival nature of
many records their occurs shifts in control of records >from one agency
to another. Also, in some cases, records are held at the local or
District Office level in lieu of the Washington, DC level. As such, in
our firm we always file our requests with DC and the relevant District
Office.

In this vein it is helpful to indicate in your request the changed names
of the agencies in question, i.e., pointing out that records held by
the Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare, by example, might now be held
by the Dept of Health and Human Services a/o the Dept of Education.
Likewise, that records held by the US Agency for International
Development in the period 1960-1975 approx may be held by the Central
Intelligence Agency a/o the Dept of Defense.

I hope this information is of some help. Just remember that in many
cases you are now dealing with very young officers who have very little,
if any, information on the history of their own agency and its holdings.

Best regards,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493

Seeking:(1) YARESHEFSKY, Sam/David/Morris - Odessa, Russia
Alternatively: YORASHEFSKY, YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY,
JAROSHEVSKY,JAROCHEWSKI ERESHEFSKY, YARREY, YAROSH, YARESH.

(2) WOLCZEK, Sarah/Eva/Molly/Herman/Lena/Pauline - Warsaw, Poland
Alternatively: WOLCZYK, WALCZEK, WALLACK, WALLACH, WILCZEK, WILCZYK.


Re: Neshviz and other shtetlach #general

Ralph Berrick <rbofrb@...>
 

You can find the information, by going to www.expediamaps.com
Click on the item requesting search for cities, you will then get a
window asking for name and location. Type in the name of the shtetl,
and Belarus, and you will then get a map showing it's location, although
they list the spelling as Nesvish, rather than Neshiv.
Hope this helps.
Ralph Berrick
San Diego, Ca.
Searching: BERRICK -Ylakia ( Russia, Lithuania)
HOROWITZ - Ylakiai (Russia - Lithuania)

Chuck Weinstein wrote:

Does anyone know the specific location of Neshviz? Where can
I find additional information on this town?
Thanks, Tina GAM
researching: GAM, GAMM, SEID(Russia/Poland)
Tina (and all other readers of this Digest),
The first place I would look is on the ShtetLinks page
(www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks/) where I would discover
a link to Neshvizh, Belarus.

Chuck Weinstein
JewishGen ShtetLinks Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Neshviz and other shtetlach #general

Ralph Berrick <rbofrb@...>
 

You can find the information, by going to www.expediamaps.com
Click on the item requesting search for cities, you will then get a
window asking for name and location. Type in the name of the shtetl,
and Belarus, and you will then get a map showing it's location, although
they list the spelling as Nesvish, rather than Neshiv.
Hope this helps.
Ralph Berrick
San Diego, Ca.
Searching: BERRICK -Ylakia ( Russia, Lithuania)
HOROWITZ - Ylakiai (Russia - Lithuania)

Chuck Weinstein wrote:

Does anyone know the specific location of Neshviz? Where can
I find additional information on this town?
Thanks, Tina GAM
researching: GAM, GAMM, SEID(Russia/Poland)
Tina (and all other readers of this Digest),
The first place I would look is on the ShtetLinks page
(www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks/) where I would discover
a link to Neshvizh, Belarus.

Chuck Weinstein
JewishGen ShtetLinks Coordinator


Whys and wherefores of Jewish immigration to Canada #general

Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
I am looking for information re Jewish immigration patterns >from Europe to
Canada, especially during the second half of the 19th century. I am
assuming that the major waves of Jewish immigration to Canada took place
after the first World War as a result of the restricted quotas on entrance
to the U.S. What were the circumstances that resulted in earlier Jewish
immigration to Canada as opposed to the U.S., the destination chosen by the
majority of Jews >from Eastern Europe?

I am not referring to the use of Canada as a transit point on the way to the
U.S., but to those who remained permanently in Canada. I have been told that
there were restrictions on entry to the U.S. prior to 1900, but I am not
sure that this is correct. Could someone please enlighten me on this point.
Also, I am very interested in reading accounts of the Jewish immigration
experience in Canada, and would appreciate some suggestions.

Thanks to all who can enlighten me on this subject.
Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

Searching: FRIEDLANDER/Ventspils, LEVINSON/Grobin,Ventspils,
HERTZBERG/Tukums, BERSHADSKY/Tulchin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Whys and wherefores of Jewish immigration to Canada #general

Barbara Siegel <bsiegel@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
I am looking for information re Jewish immigration patterns >from Europe to
Canada, especially during the second half of the 19th century. I am
assuming that the major waves of Jewish immigration to Canada took place
after the first World War as a result of the restricted quotas on entrance
to the U.S. What were the circumstances that resulted in earlier Jewish
immigration to Canada as opposed to the U.S., the destination chosen by the
majority of Jews >from Eastern Europe?

I am not referring to the use of Canada as a transit point on the way to the
U.S., but to those who remained permanently in Canada. I have been told that
there were restrictions on entry to the U.S. prior to 1900, but I am not
sure that this is correct. Could someone please enlighten me on this point.
Also, I am very interested in reading accounts of the Jewish immigration
experience in Canada, and would appreciate some suggestions.

Thanks to all who can enlighten me on this subject.
Barbara Siegel
Jerusalem

Searching: FRIEDLANDER/Ventspils, LEVINSON/Grobin,Ventspils,
HERTZBERG/Tukums, BERSHADSKY/Tulchin


Need Hebrew Translator #general

Beverly Stuart <bstuart@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching for someone who can translate a letter >from English into
Hebrew for me. I'll pay whatever seems fair. Please respond privately.

Thank you,
Beverly Stuart
Tacoma, Washington


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Hebrew Translator #general

Beverly Stuart <bstuart@...>
 

Hi all,

I am searching for someone who can translate a letter >from English into
Hebrew for me. I'll pay whatever seems fair. Please respond privately.

Thank you,
Beverly Stuart
Tacoma, Washington


Greenblatt Family. #lithuania

Alice Borden <asborden@...>
 

If this is a help to anyone, my grandfather's first cousin Rebecca
Sagowitz was married to Samuel Greenblatt.
Alice Sager Borden

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Keidan Jews #Keidan #Lithuania Greenblatt Family. #lithuania

Alice Borden <asborden@...>
 

If this is a help to anyone, my grandfather's first cousin Rebecca
Sagowitz was married to Samuel Greenblatt.
Alice Sager Borden

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Szanto Zsigmond #general

Rita Permut
 

When I was at the Presov Neolog Cemetery in Presov, Slovakia this summer
I took a picture of a headstone with the Szanto Zsigmond name at the top
and nine names follow with dates >from 1871 through 1937. Some of the
other names on that stone are: Jozefine Szontova 1871; Margita Garayova
r. Szontova 1893; Marta Kerteszova r. Garryova 1914; Garry 1918;
Kerteszova 1937; Klara Hollyova r. Szantova; Robert Eisler, Partizan
1922.

If anyone wants this picture e-mail me privately. Will be glad to mail
it to you.

Rita Permut


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Szanto Zsigmond #general

Rita Permut
 

When I was at the Presov Neolog Cemetery in Presov, Slovakia this summer
I took a picture of a headstone with the Szanto Zsigmond name at the top
and nine names follow with dates >from 1871 through 1937. Some of the
other names on that stone are: Jozefine Szontova 1871; Margita Garayova
r. Szontova 1893; Marta Kerteszova r. Garryova 1914; Garry 1918;
Kerteszova 1937; Klara Hollyova r. Szantova; Robert Eisler, Partizan
1922.

If anyone wants this picture e-mail me privately. Will be glad to mail
it to you.

Rita Permut


Re: Transylvania Jews #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Alexandra Vozick Hans wrote:

Has anyone visited Transylvania especially Craciunesti? Are there Jewish
landmarks and is a community living there now?
Thank you. Alexandra Vozick Hans

There is some information on website about the business located in this
area in Transylvania, Romania. Since site is in English, you might want
to ask this site webmaster about the Jewish landmarks in this area. I
usually do, and surprisingly, no one refuses the answer, webmasters are
very polite people and they are helping a lot.

For JewishGeners who are looking for the exotic places of their
ancestors - try first search through the Web (I found Infoseek and
Yahoo as a very helpful search enginees in this matter) and just type
name of shtetl you are looking for. Results could be amazing sometimes,
and do not hesitate to talk to the site webmaster.

Good luck

Alexander Sharon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Transylvania Jews #general

A.Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Alexandra Vozick Hans wrote:

Has anyone visited Transylvania especially Craciunesti? Are there Jewish
landmarks and is a community living there now?
Thank you. Alexandra Vozick Hans

There is some information on website about the business located in this
area in Transylvania, Romania. Since site is in English, you might want
to ask this site webmaster about the Jewish landmarks in this area. I
usually do, and surprisingly, no one refuses the answer, webmasters are
very polite people and they are helping a lot.

For JewishGeners who are looking for the exotic places of their
ancestors - try first search through the Web (I found Infoseek and
Yahoo as a very helpful search enginees in this matter) and just type
name of shtetl you are looking for. Results could be amazing sometimes,
and do not hesitate to talk to the site webmaster.

Good luck

Alexander Sharon


searching SOHAR #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

I have photos in my family album of the "SOHAR" family, dating back to the
turn of the century and the 1920's. One photo is a family portrait taken
possibly in Riga. Two photos were taken in New York. The name "Mary Sohar"
is written on one of these photographs. I believe she was my grandmother's
sister. My grandmother's name was Esther Volk HURWITZ. I'd love to find
relatives associated with these photos.

Arlene Weiss, Chicago
also searching: SCHWARTZBERG >from Rokiskis area, HURWITZ from
Svencionys/Riga


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching SOHAR #general

Arlene Weiss <Balbec@...>
 

I have photos in my family album of the "SOHAR" family, dating back to the
turn of the century and the 1920's. One photo is a family portrait taken
possibly in Riga. Two photos were taken in New York. The name "Mary Sohar"
is written on one of these photographs. I believe she was my grandmother's
sister. My grandmother's name was Esther Volk HURWITZ. I'd love to find
relatives associated with these photos.

Arlene Weiss, Chicago
also searching: SCHWARTZBERG >from Rokiskis area, HURWITZ from
Svencionys/Riga


Re: German-Jewish Peerage #general

HMaut70937@...
 

I have a 20-page index to the " Semigothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch,
Aristokratisches-Juedischeer Heiraten " published in 1914 by Kyffhauser Verlag
in Munich, which I copied many, many years ago, at the Family History Library.
I do not have the book, which has 523 pages. .
Herb Mautner, Sherman Oaks, Calif


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: German-Jewish Peerage #general

HMaut70937@...
 

I have a 20-page index to the " Semigothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch,
Aristokratisches-Juedischeer Heiraten " published in 1914 by Kyffhauser Verlag
in Munich, which I copied many, many years ago, at the Family History Library.
I do not have the book, which has 523 pages. .
Herb Mautner, Sherman Oaks, Calif