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Searching Taxrolls on the Net -- WAS Re: Florida ID #general

jweinmann@...
 

Part of my employment involves extracting data >from county tax rolls for
the real estate industry. I hadn't thought of this data as useful to
genealogists until I read the following post, and pointed a second person
in this news group to the Broward County site.

As a sideline to my job, I actively search out Property Tax Roll sites on
the net. I have made a list of over 50 sites, cover over 100 counties,
including ALL of Maryland and New York, as well as links to several
descriptions of the legal language in deeds.

Please feel free to stop by at http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/4798/ .

I update the list every 2 - 3 weeks, so stop by >from time to time.

I hope this helps you find that relative that isn't in the phone book.

Jan

IsraelP wrote:

A few weeks back, I asked for help determining if a "whowhere"
listing that had only a first initial was the person I thought it might
be. Several people took the specifics but came back empty.

Now comes Jan Weinmann who suggested I try the Broward
County property tax database at http://www.bcpa.net/search.htm.
In about ten seconds the information came up with names of both
man and wife (the wife's name had also been a matter of some
speculation), together with more financial information than I felt
comfortable knowing. (At least I know that if he doesn't answer,
it's not because he can't afford the postage.)

All that remained was to confirm that the complex named in the
database matched the "whowhere" street address - which
Bernard Kouchel did for me.

So thanx to Jan and to everyone else who offered to help out.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Taxrolls on the Net -- WAS Re: Florida ID #general

jweinmann@...
 

Part of my employment involves extracting data >from county tax rolls for
the real estate industry. I hadn't thought of this data as useful to
genealogists until I read the following post, and pointed a second person
in this news group to the Broward County site.

As a sideline to my job, I actively search out Property Tax Roll sites on
the net. I have made a list of over 50 sites, cover over 100 counties,
including ALL of Maryland and New York, as well as links to several
descriptions of the legal language in deeds.

Please feel free to stop by at http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/4798/ .

I update the list every 2 - 3 weeks, so stop by >from time to time.

I hope this helps you find that relative that isn't in the phone book.

Jan

IsraelP wrote:

A few weeks back, I asked for help determining if a "whowhere"
listing that had only a first initial was the person I thought it might
be. Several people took the specifics but came back empty.

Now comes Jan Weinmann who suggested I try the Broward
County property tax database at http://www.bcpa.net/search.htm.
In about ten seconds the information came up with names of both
man and wife (the wife's name had also been a matter of some
speculation), together with more financial information than I felt
comfortable knowing. (At least I know that if he doesn't answer,
it's not because he can't afford the postage.)

All that remained was to confirm that the complex named in the
database matched the "whowhere" street address - which
Bernard Kouchel did for me.

So thanx to Jan and to everyone else who offered to help out.

Israel Pickholtz


New website for address & phone searches #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

For those of you who are trying to find living relatives
and know their phone # or address, I have the following
info for you:

A year ago I gave a URL for a site that was very useful
for skip tracing. (www.pc411.com), It is now rather
inaccessable and may be shut down altogether.

Another site (www.555-1212.com) seems to be a very good
equivalent and is easy to use. It is supposedly IE and
netscape compatable, but I found the scroll option to only work
with IE . It depends which version browser you have. In any case,
you may want to bookmark this website as it is very useful.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill,N.J. LARKLANE@JUNO.COM
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721
Saidel, Steinberg, Shulman, Bloch, Friedman from
Panevezys, Krekenova, Vabalninkas, Lith. SA: Chaitowitz.
Sofransky, Lewite, Gross, Grajewski >from Ozery,(Byel.) Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New website for address & phone searches #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

For those of you who are trying to find living relatives
and know their phone # or address, I have the following
info for you:

A year ago I gave a URL for a site that was very useful
for skip tracing. (www.pc411.com), It is now rather
inaccessable and may be shut down altogether.

Another site (www.555-1212.com) seems to be a very good
equivalent and is easy to use. It is supposedly IE and
netscape compatable, but I found the scroll option to only work
with IE . It depends which version browser you have. In any case,
you may want to bookmark this website as it is very useful.

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill,N.J. LARKLANE@JUNO.COM
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721
Saidel, Steinberg, Shulman, Bloch, Friedman from
Panevezys, Krekenova, Vabalninkas, Lith. SA: Chaitowitz.
Sofransky, Lewite, Gross, Grajewski >from Ozery,(Byel.) Poland


LDS Family History Library WebSite in 1999. #general

vctinney@...
 

"LDS Family History Library WebSite in 1999.
Rumours are flying about the possibility that the
Family History Library in Salt Lake City might be
starting a website. It's true...Ryan supplies the
details in this issue." This comes from:

http://www.globalgenealogy.com/gazrt23.htm

Canada's Genealogy & Heritage Magazine:
The Global Gazette

Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~vctinney/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LDS Family History Library WebSite in 1999. #general

vctinney@...
 

"LDS Family History Library WebSite in 1999.
Rumours are flying about the possibility that the
Family History Library in Salt Lake City might be
starting a website. It's true...Ryan supplies the
details in this issue." This comes from:

http://www.globalgenealogy.com/gazrt23.htm

Canada's Genealogy & Heritage Magazine:
The Global Gazette

Respectfully yours,

Tom Tinney, Sr.
http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~vctinney/


PREUSS and ARNHOLT in SOUTH AFRICA #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

I would like to locate descendents of two families in South Africa.

1. Michael PREUSS married Minna LEVISON in Cape Town, South Africa Nov.
21st 1858

2. Adolph ARNHOLT married Mary LEVISON in Ceres, South Africa June 20th
1866

Does anyone have any information about these people.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch 102444.44@compuserve.com
Searching; ANSELL >from England and Holland
GLUCKSTEIN >from England
ENGLEMAN >from England
MAURICE >from England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen PREUSS and ARNHOLT in SOUTH AFRICA #general

Judith Wolkovitch <102444.44@...>
 

I would like to locate descendents of two families in South Africa.

1. Michael PREUSS married Minna LEVISON in Cape Town, South Africa Nov.
21st 1858

2. Adolph ARNHOLT married Mary LEVISON in Ceres, South Africa June 20th
1866

Does anyone have any information about these people.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch 102444.44@compuserve.com
Searching; ANSELL >from England and Holland
GLUCKSTEIN >from England
ENGLEMAN >from England
MAURICE >from England


processing of passengers by class at Ellis Island #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Per Ira Wolfman's Do People Grow on Family Trees? Genealogy for Kids and
Other Beginners page 57 if there were no infectious diseases on the
steamer arriving for Ellis Island, the first and second class passengers
were asked questions and given a physical exam in their cabins and those
who passed both tests were admitted without having to go to Ellis Island.

There was no information about how class-of-passage made a difference to
the earlier Castle Garden arrivals.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen processing of passengers by class at Ellis Island #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

Per Ira Wolfman's Do People Grow on Family Trees? Genealogy for Kids and
Other Beginners page 57 if there were no infectious diseases on the
steamer arriving for Ellis Island, the first and second class passengers
were asked questions and given a physical exam in their cabins and those
who passed both tests were admitted without having to go to Ellis Island.

There was no information about how class-of-passage made a difference to
the earlier Castle Garden arrivals.


Appl. for Soc. Sec. # #general

Heidi Farkash <hfark@...>
 

Editorial office: re: complaints about delays in receiving
Appl. for Soc. Sec. # and Mr. Blevin's explanation - I want
to post a testimony to his office's efficiency; I wrote my
check 12/29/98 and received an application with great info.
around 2/11/99 - i.e. 5 weeks. Maybe all the complaints
speeded things up, but sometimes also an unfortunate are
delayed. I think people need to be realistic about the
burdens some of the archives are operating under and the
time some things take.

Heidi Farkash


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Appl. for Soc. Sec. # #general

Heidi Farkash <hfark@...>
 

Editorial office: re: complaints about delays in receiving
Appl. for Soc. Sec. # and Mr. Blevin's explanation - I want
to post a testimony to his office's efficiency; I wrote my
check 12/29/98 and received an application with great info.
around 2/11/99 - i.e. 5 weeks. Maybe all the complaints
speeded things up, but sometimes also an unfortunate are
delayed. I think people need to be realistic about the
burdens some of the archives are operating under and the
time some things take.

Heidi Farkash


Searching descendants KAMENETSKY/KAMENETZKY and POHL in NY #general

Steve Eller <steve-eller@...>
 

Searching for the descendants of Tania, Pinia, or Ben KAMENETSKY (KAMENETZKY)
who lived in NYC probably circa 1930-1950 or later) and Morris POHL (Bronx)
(also 1930-1950 or later).

Steve Eller
3113 Hatton Road
Baltimore MD 21208
steve-eller@home.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching descendants KAMENETSKY/KAMENETZKY and POHL in NY #general

Steve Eller <steve-eller@...>
 

Searching for the descendants of Tania, Pinia, or Ben KAMENETSKY (KAMENETZKY)
who lived in NYC probably circa 1930-1950 or later) and Morris POHL (Bronx)
(also 1930-1950 or later).

Steve Eller
3113 Hatton Road
Baltimore MD 21208
steve-eller@home.com


Belfast Cemeteries #general

DanRCav@...
 

Looking for Belfast, Ireland Jewish Cemeteries around the year 1909, and who I
might contact for information about my grandmother?

Her name was Dena Aronsohn CAVALIER and she died in June 1909 in Belfast. The
family lived on Alboa Street.

Dan Cavalier

danrcav@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Belfast Cemeteries #general

DanRCav@...
 

Looking for Belfast, Ireland Jewish Cemeteries around the year 1909, and who I
might contact for information about my grandmother?

Her name was Dena Aronsohn CAVALIER and she died in June 1909 in Belfast. The
family lived on Alboa Street.

Dan Cavalier

danrcav@aol.com


Re: Montefiore any significance? #general

Shel <sbercovich@...>
 

I remember reading somewhere in the distant past that the Montefiore
Colony that I mentioned in my earlier post was established by a Jewish
philanthropist, it seems to me, named Moses MONTEFIORE. Could be the
same one.

Shel Bercovich
sbercovich@shaw.wave.ca

Allen Jordan wrote:
What is the significance/origin of the word/name Montefiore? Does it come
from a specific region?
I know this does not sound geneaklogical but I see this word a lot and my
great grandparents founded the Moses Montefiore temple when they arrived in
this country. Since I can not locate them family in the old country I am
getting more and more interested in their temple as a clue to their
origins.
Unforutnately the temple is gone but I have the name.
Thanks.
Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Montefiore any significance? #general

Shel <sbercovich@...>
 

I remember reading somewhere in the distant past that the Montefiore
Colony that I mentioned in my earlier post was established by a Jewish
philanthropist, it seems to me, named Moses MONTEFIORE. Could be the
same one.

Shel Bercovich
sbercovich@shaw.wave.ca

Allen Jordan wrote:
What is the significance/origin of the word/name Montefiore? Does it come
from a specific region?
I know this does not sound geneaklogical but I see this word a lot and my
great grandparents founded the Moses Montefiore temple when they arrived in
this country. Since I can not locate them family in the old country I am
getting more and more interested in their temple as a clue to their
origins.
Unforutnately the temple is gone but I have the name.
Thanks.
Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


MONTEFIORE = BLUMBERG #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

What is the significance/origin of the word/name Montefiore? Does it come
from a specific region?
I know this does not sound geneaklogical but I see this word a lot and my
great grandparents founded the Moses Montefiore temple when they arrived in
this country. Since I can not locate them family in the old country I am
getting more and more interested in their temple as a clue to their origins.

In answer to your question about the significance of the name , the meaning
of the Italian-Jewish name MONTEFIORE is the same as the familiar
German-Jewish name BLUMBERG ("hill of flowers"). I would be very
interested to know whether any BLUMBERGS out there have been able to
connect themselves with the famous MONTEFIORE family, or with any
particular region of medieval Europe. The MONTEFIORE family may have come
to England >from Livorno (Leghorn) -- where Sir Moses MONTEFIORE was born
during a visit by his parents in 1784.

I must confess to puzzlement at your comment "I see this word a lot."
This seemed to imply that you are unfamiliar with this famous Jewish
philanthropist. Sir Moses MONTEFIORE (1784-1885) lived to be 101. Besides
his longevity, he was physically impressive, being 6' 3" tall -- unusual
among Jews even today, and obviously far more so in the 19th century. He
was the most eminent figure in 19th-century Anglo-Jewry -- right up there
with DISRAELI (who freely acknowledged his own Jewish ethnicity) and the
ROTHSCHILDS, to whom MONTEFIORE was connected by marriage. Sir Moses,
who was a personal friend of Queen Victoria, intervened in several
European political affairs involving Jews. He was also involved in
economic projects to help the Jewish community in 19th-century Palestine --
including the Yemin Moshe quarter in Jerusalem with its famous windmill.
His 100th birthday was celebrated as a holiday by Jewish communities all
over the world. Several MONTEFIORES are still prominent in Anglo-Jewry.
See articles and family tree under that name in the Encyclopaedia Judaica.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MONTEFIORE = BLUMBERG #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

What is the significance/origin of the word/name Montefiore? Does it come
from a specific region?
I know this does not sound geneaklogical but I see this word a lot and my
great grandparents founded the Moses Montefiore temple when they arrived in
this country. Since I can not locate them family in the old country I am
getting more and more interested in their temple as a clue to their origins.

In answer to your question about the significance of the name , the meaning
of the Italian-Jewish name MONTEFIORE is the same as the familiar
German-Jewish name BLUMBERG ("hill of flowers"). I would be very
interested to know whether any BLUMBERGS out there have been able to
connect themselves with the famous MONTEFIORE family, or with any
particular region of medieval Europe. The MONTEFIORE family may have come
to England >from Livorno (Leghorn) -- where Sir Moses MONTEFIORE was born
during a visit by his parents in 1784.

I must confess to puzzlement at your comment "I see this word a lot."
This seemed to imply that you are unfamiliar with this famous Jewish
philanthropist. Sir Moses MONTEFIORE (1784-1885) lived to be 101. Besides
his longevity, he was physically impressive, being 6' 3" tall -- unusual
among Jews even today, and obviously far more so in the 19th century. He
was the most eminent figure in 19th-century Anglo-Jewry -- right up there
with DISRAELI (who freely acknowledged his own Jewish ethnicity) and the
ROTHSCHILDS, to whom MONTEFIORE was connected by marriage. Sir Moses,
who was a personal friend of Queen Victoria, intervened in several
European political affairs involving Jews. He was also involved in
economic projects to help the Jewish community in 19th-century Palestine --
including the Yemin Moshe quarter in Jerusalem with its famous windmill.
His 100th birthday was celebrated as a holiday by Jewish communities all
over the world. Several MONTEFIORES are still prominent in Anglo-Jewry.
See articles and family tree under that name in the Encyclopaedia Judaica.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu