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Krakow Correction #general

wg <wg@...>
 

The number of records indexed for Krakow is 73,711. Sorry for the
error. The can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/


Judie Ostroff-Goldstein
Coordinator Krakow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative
JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Krakow Correction #general

wg <wg@...>
 

The number of records indexed for Krakow is 73,711. Sorry for the
error. The can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/


Judie Ostroff-Goldstein
Coordinator Krakow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative
JRI-Poland


All Krakow Mormon Records Indexed #general

wg <wg@...>
 

Happy Pesach to all Krakow Researchers,
Here's a little gift >from all the Krakow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative, Jewish
Records Indexing-Poland volunteers.

All 737,111 Krakow records on the Mormon films have now been indexed and
are available to be searched at http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/

Many thanks to Dan Hirschberg, Julian Schamroth and Steve Schamroth for
their help in creating indexes, and for extended records.

Judie Ostroff-Goldstein
Coordinator, Krakow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative
JRI-Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen All Krakow Mormon Records Indexed #general

wg <wg@...>
 

Happy Pesach to all Krakow Researchers,
Here's a little gift >from all the Krakow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative, Jewish
Records Indexing-Poland volunteers.

All 737,111 Krakow records on the Mormon films have now been indexed and
are available to be searched at http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/

Many thanks to Dan Hirschberg, Julian Schamroth and Steve Schamroth for
their help in creating indexes, and for extended records.

Judie Ostroff-Goldstein
Coordinator, Krakow Shtetl CO-OP Initiative
JRI-Poland


Looking for LESELROD #general

Michael Leselrod <seldondg@...>
 

I am looking for information about anyone named
Leselrod. All I know about my family is that my
grandfather came to the US >from Manchester, England in
1920. Does anyone have any info about anyone who
might be related to the last name Leselrod? Thanks.

Mike Leselrod
seldondg@yahoo.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for LESELROD #general

Michael Leselrod <seldondg@...>
 

I am looking for information about anyone named
Leselrod. All I know about my family is that my
grandfather came to the US >from Manchester, England in
1920. Does anyone have any info about anyone who
might be related to the last name Leselrod? Thanks.

Mike Leselrod
seldondg@yahoo.com


Hamburg Passenger Lists #general

Foodphile@...
 

I'm sure I saw a posting announcing the Hamburg/Amer Passenger Lists
online.....or did I dream this? Has anyone else had the same dream...and
if so, what was the website address in your dream? Thanks
Meryl Persky (confusued in Calabasas)
DUNITZ (DONETZ), Kovel, Ukr. SALZMAN, Ukr. KETCHMAN, Ukr. HIRSCH, Grebow,
Pol. LEDER, Ryglice, Pol, TEPPER, Galicia KELLNER, Ostropol, Russia COHEN,
Ostropol, Russia SCHIER (SCHUER), Grybow, Pol. SPERBER, Galicia.
KARTAGENER, Tuchow, Pol. GRUNBERG (GREENBERG) Kishinev.

MODERATOR NOTE: When in doubt, turn to the JewishGen Discussion Group
Archives available >from the JewishGen Home Page at www.jewishgen.org.
It can be found under the headings "Research" then "JewishGen Databases."
Our contributors are excellent sources, and they are also in the Archives.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hamburg Passenger Lists #general

Foodphile@...
 

I'm sure I saw a posting announcing the Hamburg/Amer Passenger Lists
online.....or did I dream this? Has anyone else had the same dream...and
if so, what was the website address in your dream? Thanks
Meryl Persky (confusued in Calabasas)
DUNITZ (DONETZ), Kovel, Ukr. SALZMAN, Ukr. KETCHMAN, Ukr. HIRSCH, Grebow,
Pol. LEDER, Ryglice, Pol, TEPPER, Galicia KELLNER, Ostropol, Russia COHEN,
Ostropol, Russia SCHIER (SCHUER), Grybow, Pol. SPERBER, Galicia.
KARTAGENER, Tuchow, Pol. GRUNBERG (GREENBERG) Kishinev.

MODERATOR NOTE: When in doubt, turn to the JewishGen Discussion Group
Archives available >from the JewishGen Home Page at www.jewishgen.org.
It can be found under the headings "Research" then "JewishGen Databases."
Our contributors are excellent sources, and they are also in the Archives.


Blumberg from Courland to England #courland #latvia

Estel <estel.eforgan@...>
 

Dear Courland group,

I have traced an ancestor, who came >from Courland to England in 1834. He
was granted citizenship in England at that time. He was a very wealthy
merchant, whose name was Ludwig Alexander Blumberg. The trouble is, there
is nothing to say whether he was Jewish or not, although I think he
was. Is it likely that a Jewish person could acquire so much wealth in
Courland at that time? Would he have had to give up his faith? Does his
name sound like he was Jewish?

I would be very grateful for any help. I am a newcomer and hope this
enquiry is appropriate.


Estel Eforgan


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Blumberg from Courland to England #courland #latvia

Estel <estel.eforgan@...>
 

Dear Courland group,

I have traced an ancestor, who came >from Courland to England in 1834. He
was granted citizenship in England at that time. He was a very wealthy
merchant, whose name was Ludwig Alexander Blumberg. The trouble is, there
is nothing to say whether he was Jewish or not, although I think he
was. Is it likely that a Jewish person could acquire so much wealth in
Courland at that time? Would he have had to give up his faith? Does his
name sound like he was Jewish?

I would be very grateful for any help. I am a newcomer and hope this
enquiry is appropriate.


Estel Eforgan


Marriage between Cousins #belarus

andrea ziegelman <aziegelman@...>
 

Did our ancestors marry cousins by design or by chance?
Was cousin-marrying influenced by geography or was it widespread
- in Belarus, in Eastern Europe, in the rest of the Jewish world?

Kind regards, Andi Alpert Ziegelman

Ressarching:
ALPEROWITCH >from Vileika and Kurenecs, Vilna/Minsk gubernias,
depending when
MISHLI >from Vilkomir, Ukmerge, Kovno gubernia
FEINBERG, >from Kovna gubernia ???


Belarus SIG #Belarus Marriage between Cousins #belarus

andrea ziegelman <aziegelman@...>
 

Did our ancestors marry cousins by design or by chance?
Was cousin-marrying influenced by geography or was it widespread
- in Belarus, in Eastern Europe, in the rest of the Jewish world?

Kind regards, Andi Alpert Ziegelman

Ressarching:
ALPEROWITCH >from Vileika and Kurenecs, Vilna/Minsk gubernias,
depending when
MISHLI >from Vilkomir, Ukmerge, Kovno gubernia
FEINBERG, >from Kovna gubernia ???


Re: SSDI Updated - Clues to Finding Your Belarus Shtetl #belarus

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

Dear group,
I recently posted a reply and addendum to a message by David Fox, regarding one of
the online SSDI's. Thinking his post would be fresh in everyone's mind, and trying
to minimize bandwidth, I neglected to quote him or to re-mention the URL to which he
referred.

Several fellow researchers have since asked me to repeat the URL. Here it is, with
its accompanying information. I'd like to remind everyone though, that "Discussion
Group Archives" exist for this SIG, as well as for the others. Like the main D.G.
Archives, it will have every posting ever made to this group, with a time delay of a
few days. If you missed a posting, lost a posting, can't quite remember the exact
details of a posting, or the email address of a past writer, the various D.G.
Archives are a great resource.

======
from David Fox:
The on line version of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) has recently been
updated through March 2000. It appears that this site is updated each month. The
URL to use this index is:

http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

The index allows you to search for a surname using either the exact spelling,
soundex, or metaphone (am not sure what this is). You can also search by social
security number and a number of advanced search options. The results of a search
will provide:

Name (surname and first name)
Birth Date
Death Date (in some cases only month and year)
Last Residence (ZIP Code, city, county, state)
Last Benefit (Zip Code, city, county, state, where last benefit checks were sent)
SSN (social security number)
Issued (state where SSN was issued)

There is also a button to click on that will automatically produce a letter to the
Social Security Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, request an SS-5 Form
(Application for Social Security card). The Social Security Administration charges
$7.00 for each form provided.

Some of the information included on the application for a social security card
includes:

Signature of the applicant
Applicants address at time of application
Name and address of employer
Place of birth
Names of parents

With the information obtained >from the data on the web search and the SS-5, you may
get clues which will enable you to search obits, marriage records, birth and death
records, etc. Sometime these records include the place of birth and this may give
you the name of your family shtetl if other research efforts have not been
successful.

For more information about the SSDI please see
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

Good Luck,
David Fox
=====

I added that this SSDI permits the use of virtual "post-ems", which you can attach
to any individual record. I reiterated that their search engine enables you to
search by many other factors besides given name, surname, and state. The SSDI can
also be reached >from their homepage: http://rootsweb.com

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia
Searching A. SCHREIBER (or his descendants) who lived in Brooklyn in 1929. His
parents were in Harbin, China.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: SSDI Updated - Clues to Finding Your Belarus Shtetl #belarus

Hilary Henkin <propper@...>
 

Dear group,
I recently posted a reply and addendum to a message by David Fox, regarding one of
the online SSDI's. Thinking his post would be fresh in everyone's mind, and trying
to minimize bandwidth, I neglected to quote him or to re-mention the URL to which he
referred.

Several fellow researchers have since asked me to repeat the URL. Here it is, with
its accompanying information. I'd like to remind everyone though, that "Discussion
Group Archives" exist for this SIG, as well as for the others. Like the main D.G.
Archives, it will have every posting ever made to this group, with a time delay of a
few days. If you missed a posting, lost a posting, can't quite remember the exact
details of a posting, or the email address of a past writer, the various D.G.
Archives are a great resource.

======
from David Fox:
The on line version of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) has recently been
updated through March 2000. It appears that this site is updated each month. The
URL to use this index is:

http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

The index allows you to search for a surname using either the exact spelling,
soundex, or metaphone (am not sure what this is). You can also search by social
security number and a number of advanced search options. The results of a search
will provide:

Name (surname and first name)
Birth Date
Death Date (in some cases only month and year)
Last Residence (ZIP Code, city, county, state)
Last Benefit (Zip Code, city, county, state, where last benefit checks were sent)
SSN (social security number)
Issued (state where SSN was issued)

There is also a button to click on that will automatically produce a letter to the
Social Security Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, request an SS-5 Form
(Application for Social Security card). The Social Security Administration charges
$7.00 for each form provided.

Some of the information included on the application for a social security card
includes:

Signature of the applicant
Applicants address at time of application
Name and address of employer
Place of birth
Names of parents

With the information obtained >from the data on the web search and the SS-5, you may
get clues which will enable you to search obits, marriage records, birth and death
records, etc. Sometime these records include the place of birth and this may give
you the name of your family shtetl if other research efforts have not been
successful.

For more information about the SSDI please see
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm

Good Luck,
David Fox
=====

I added that this SSDI permits the use of virtual "post-ems", which you can attach
to any individual record. I reiterated that their search engine enables you to
search by many other factors besides given name, surname, and state. The SSDI can
also be reached >from their homepage: http://rootsweb.com

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia
Searching A. SCHREIBER (or his descendants) who lived in Brooklyn in 1929. His
parents were in Harbin, China.


Additional changes to SSDI on Ancestry #belarus

Ted Gostin
 

David Fox's posting on the update to the Ancestry SSDI database
brought to mind another change I noticed with this update. The
newest version of the SSDI on Ancestry (after being updated to
March 2000) no longer has any required fields, including the surname.
This means that you can now search by any combination of information
you have. For example, if you are looking for a woman whose married
name you don't have, but you do have her first name and birthdate,
you can search by those fields.

Give it a try -- it works. Previously, this advanced search
capability was only available through subscription search services.
Now it appears to be available to everyone. I hope that Ancestry
keeps it that way -- its a great help.

Ted Gostin
Los Angeles, CA
tedgostin@generationspress.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Additional changes to SSDI on Ancestry #belarus

Ted Gostin
 

David Fox's posting on the update to the Ancestry SSDI database
brought to mind another change I noticed with this update. The
newest version of the SSDI on Ancestry (after being updated to
March 2000) no longer has any required fields, including the surname.
This means that you can now search by any combination of information
you have. For example, if you are looking for a woman whose married
name you don't have, but you do have her first name and birthdate,
you can search by those fields.

Give it a try -- it works. Previously, this advanced search
capability was only available through subscription search services.
Now it appears to be available to everyone. I hope that Ancestry
keeps it that way -- its a great help.

Ted Gostin
Los Angeles, CA
tedgostin@generationspress.com


Pinsk Ghetto List Update #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

All data entry of the Pinsk ghetto list has been completed under the
able leadership of the project leader, Linda Birnbaum. She was assisted
by a number of volunteers whose names will appear in the Introduction to
the Database. Presently, the files with all the data entries have been
forwarded to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for quality control review
prior to putting the database on line. Preliminary quality control
feedback >from the USHMM indicated that the quality of the data entry was
of very high quality. The person doing the QC will be out of town for
the next 10 days, so it will take a little longer before the data is
ready to be released and put on line.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Co-coordinator
Arnold, MD USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus Pinsk Ghetto List Update #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

All data entry of the Pinsk ghetto list has been completed under the
able leadership of the project leader, Linda Birnbaum. She was assisted
by a number of volunteers whose names will appear in the Introduction to
the Database. Presently, the files with all the data entries have been
forwarded to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for quality control review
prior to putting the database on line. Preliminary quality control
feedback >from the USHMM indicated that the quality of the data entry was
of very high quality. The person doing the QC will be out of town for
the next 10 days, so it will take a little longer before the data is
ready to be released and put on line.

David Fox
fox@erols.com
Belarus SIG Co-coordinator
Arnold, MD USA


SHIPS MANIFESTS FOR LIVERPOOL PORT IN 1905 #belarus

Melvin Redmount <mbrassoc@...>
 

I am seeking suggestions on how to obtain information on passengers
arriving and leaving Liverpool port in September 1905. My father and
four aunts, the Axiantsoffs ( aka Redmounts ) , left Libau ( or Liban )
headed or Brooklyn, New York. Other documents show they somehow had an
itinerary that included Liverpool to Philadelphia by the American Line's
S.S. Friesland arriving in Philadelphia on 01 October 1905. I would like
to confirm the Belarus to Liverpool leg of the voyage.
How does one get a copy of the ship's manifest for the voyage to Liverpool ?

Please address any replies to mbrassociates@Penn.com

Searching:
for Axiantsoff and Jerusalemchik >from Bobr and Abcuha (aka Optchuga,
Belarus and for Kazarnovsky or Kazarnovskia who lived in Lyady,
Belarus, in 1880 to after 1920.

Melvin B. Redmount, 310 Jackson Av., Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853


Belarus SIG #Belarus SHIPS MANIFESTS FOR LIVERPOOL PORT IN 1905 #belarus

Melvin Redmount <mbrassoc@...>
 

I am seeking suggestions on how to obtain information on passengers
arriving and leaving Liverpool port in September 1905. My father and
four aunts, the Axiantsoffs ( aka Redmounts ) , left Libau ( or Liban )
headed or Brooklyn, New York. Other documents show they somehow had an
itinerary that included Liverpool to Philadelphia by the American Line's
S.S. Friesland arriving in Philadelphia on 01 October 1905. I would like
to confirm the Belarus to Liverpool leg of the voyage.
How does one get a copy of the ship's manifest for the voyage to Liverpool ?

Please address any replies to mbrassociates@Penn.com

Searching:
for Axiantsoff and Jerusalemchik >from Bobr and Abcuha (aka Optchuga,
Belarus and for Kazarnovsky or Kazarnovskia who lived in Lyady,
Belarus, in 1880 to after 1920.

Melvin B. Redmount, 310 Jackson Av., Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853