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Jewish GI in UK #general

Herb Sollinger
 

I'm very late with this, but my uncle, Seymour Lippman, was serving with
the US Army in the UK during WW II. He had a desk job and >from pictures
we were sent, know that he socialized with Brits (probably Jewish), in
his off duty hours. He was a bachelor and was drafted in his 30s.
In the final push across the Rhine in 1945, he was sent into combat as
an infantry replacement and was killed in action. He is buried in Henri
La Chapelle US Military Cemetery in Belgium.
Does anyone still around know of him and his friends in Britain during
this period??

Herb Sollinger
Uniondale NY


Re: alien registration #general

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Steven Jacobs asked about alien registration. It is a goldmine!!

Some History: In 1940, in response to distant threats of war,
the US required every alien resident to register at their local
Post Office. Aliens filled out a two-page form, which was
numbered and sent to the INS. Once the AR-2 had been processed,
the AR-3, or Alien Registration Receipt Card(ar3), was torn off
and mailed to the registered alien. The alien then carried the AR
Card to show compliance with the law.

But here's the best: the form contains wonderful items including
many names (the Name used upon entry to the US, maiden names,
nicknames, aliases), Address, Date of Birth (month, day, year),
Place of Birth (city, province, country),Citizenship,Sex,Marital
Status (single, married, widowed, divorced), Race,Physical Desc
(height, weight, hair and eye color),Date, Port and
Vessel/Carrier of Last Arrival in the US, Class of
admission:,Date of First Arrival in the US, #Years in the
US,Occupation and Employment info, Membership Info (clubs,
organizations, societies), Military Service (Country, Branch,
Dates), Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization
info, Number of Relatives living in US (Parents, Spouse,
Children), Arrests (Date, Place, Disposition of Case), and more!!

How to get them: Early registrations (c. July 1940-April
1944/A-numbers below 12,000,000) are on microfilm in INS custody,
searchable by name, date of birth, and place of birth. These
records are subject to the FIOA/Privacy Act. It takes around 6
months. Two years ago i was able to submit form # 639 to INS,
FOIA/PA Section, 425 I Street NW, Room #5144. Wash,D.C. 20536;
at the same time i sent a copy to the local INS office having
jurisdiction (in NYC: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY. Details
can be found at
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/immrecs/areg.h
tm

The INS web site: http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/ contains a list of
all INS offices; you can download the forms, if you have the
required software

Happy Hunting!

If your people are >from Galicia, perhaps one of the shtetlinks
sites below will help you.....
Regards,
PhyllisKramer1@att.net .... searching (all GALICIA):
KRAMER, WISNER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/krosno/krosno.htm
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR - Zmigrod, Dukla
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/zmigrod/zmigrod.htm
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL - Dubienko, Strzyzow
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/strzyzow/strzyzow.htm
LINDNER, MAUER, EICHEL - Rohatyn
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/rohatyn/rohatyn.htm ...and
GUMBRECHT, ZIEGLER, FLESCH - HANNOVER GERMANY


Re: The Yiddish work "roys" #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 1/3/01 5:48:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
miketran@csnet.net writes:

<< Does anyone know what "roys" in Yiddish might be. I just found out that
my family name ROSE was originally something like it. The family was in
some way involved in leather working, maybe as leather merchants. We think
the term may have been the name for calf, leather, skin or something
similar.
>>
Your family name was probably a variant of ROSE. I do not know Slavic
languages and so can't tell you a possible Slavic origin. My closest guess is
Ross, German for horse. If you go by the pronunciation and a Yiddish word,
"roys" would be a Galitzian prnounciation of the German 'raus (properly
heraus) which means (get) out!, scat, scram, outside, expelled and so on.

Hope this helps

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Website: Jews throughout the world #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello Friends,
I found this fantastic site and I thought that you might be as
interested as I am.
This site is about many things related to Jews throughout the world. The
site itself is about Jews in Places that you would not expect to find
them. It also offers many other sites about Jews and I thought that
perhaps it might help some people with their searches and well as those
who might just enjoy the site for its own interest and information.
Feel free to contact me personally if you have problems accessing the site

http://www.kulanu.org

Enjoy,
Lois Friedman

MODERATOR NOTE: Any replies should be related to genealogy, or
sent privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish GI in UK #general

Herb Sollinger
 

I'm very late with this, but my uncle, Seymour Lippman, was serving with
the US Army in the UK during WW II. He had a desk job and >from pictures
we were sent, know that he socialized with Brits (probably Jewish), in
his off duty hours. He was a bachelor and was drafted in his 30s.
In the final push across the Rhine in 1945, he was sent into combat as
an infantry replacement and was killed in action. He is buried in Henri
La Chapelle US Military Cemetery in Belgium.
Does anyone still around know of him and his friends in Britain during
this period??

Herb Sollinger
Uniondale NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: alien registration #general

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Steven Jacobs asked about alien registration. It is a goldmine!!

Some History: In 1940, in response to distant threats of war,
the US required every alien resident to register at their local
Post Office. Aliens filled out a two-page form, which was
numbered and sent to the INS. Once the AR-2 had been processed,
the AR-3, or Alien Registration Receipt Card(ar3), was torn off
and mailed to the registered alien. The alien then carried the AR
Card to show compliance with the law.

But here's the best: the form contains wonderful items including
many names (the Name used upon entry to the US, maiden names,
nicknames, aliases), Address, Date of Birth (month, day, year),
Place of Birth (city, province, country),Citizenship,Sex,Marital
Status (single, married, widowed, divorced), Race,Physical Desc
(height, weight, hair and eye color),Date, Port and
Vessel/Carrier of Last Arrival in the US, Class of
admission:,Date of First Arrival in the US, #Years in the
US,Occupation and Employment info, Membership Info (clubs,
organizations, societies), Military Service (Country, Branch,
Dates), Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization
info, Number of Relatives living in US (Parents, Spouse,
Children), Arrests (Date, Place, Disposition of Case), and more!!

How to get them: Early registrations (c. July 1940-April
1944/A-numbers below 12,000,000) are on microfilm in INS custody,
searchable by name, date of birth, and place of birth. These
records are subject to the FIOA/Privacy Act. It takes around 6
months. Two years ago i was able to submit form # 639 to INS,
FOIA/PA Section, 425 I Street NW, Room #5144. Wash,D.C. 20536;
at the same time i sent a copy to the local INS office having
jurisdiction (in NYC: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY. Details
can be found at
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/immrecs/areg.h
tm

The INS web site: http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/ contains a list of
all INS offices; you can download the forms, if you have the
required software

Happy Hunting!

If your people are >from Galicia, perhaps one of the shtetlinks
sites below will help you.....
Regards,
PhyllisKramer1@att.net .... searching (all GALICIA):
KRAMER, WISNER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/krosno/krosno.htm
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR - Zmigrod, Dukla
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/zmigrod/zmigrod.htm
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL - Dubienko, Strzyzow
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/strzyzow/strzyzow.htm
LINDNER, MAUER, EICHEL - Rohatyn
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/rohatyn/rohatyn.htm ...and
GUMBRECHT, ZIEGLER, FLESCH - HANNOVER GERMANY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Yiddish work "roys" #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 1/3/01 5:48:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
miketran@csnet.net writes:

<< Does anyone know what "roys" in Yiddish might be. I just found out that
my family name ROSE was originally something like it. The family was in
some way involved in leather working, maybe as leather merchants. We think
the term may have been the name for calf, leather, skin or something
similar.
>>
Your family name was probably a variant of ROSE. I do not know Slavic
languages and so can't tell you a possible Slavic origin. My closest guess is
Ross, German for horse. If you go by the pronunciation and a Yiddish word,
"roys" would be a Galitzian prnounciation of the German 'raus (properly
heraus) which means (get) out!, scat, scram, outside, expelled and so on.

Hope this helps

Michael Bernet, New York

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Website: Jews throughout the world #general

Bubylu@...
 

Hello Friends,
I found this fantastic site and I thought that you might be as
interested as I am.
This site is about many things related to Jews throughout the world. The
site itself is about Jews in Places that you would not expect to find
them. It also offers many other sites about Jews and I thought that
perhaps it might help some people with their searches and well as those
who might just enjoy the site for its own interest and information.
Feel free to contact me personally if you have problems accessing the site

http://www.kulanu.org

Enjoy,
Lois Friedman

MODERATOR NOTE: Any replies should be related to genealogy, or
sent privately.


Success stories thanks to Ken TURKEWITZ & Carol EDAN #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

As I reflect upon my genealogical advances of the past year, I would like
to publicly thank two Discussion Group subscribers who have been crucial
to my success. Though I have expressed my appreciation via private
messages, I am posting this note to the group to encourage others to take
that extra step to help fellow Genners. You just never know when your
effort may make a big difference for someone else.

First, I am indebted to Ken TURKEWITZ. I noticed his surname in a
Discussion Group posting and sent him a message, really on a whim, hoping
he might know the Aaron TURKEWITZ who married into my family. I was not
particularly interested in the TURKEWITZ family--but the fairly obscure
surname was the only way I could fathom locating my BROWN family >from New
York City. BROWN is a very difficult surname to research because it is so
common. The only details I had were that my BROWN ggm had a sister
Florence married to an Aaron TURKEWITZ--not much to work with. I had
spent several years searching without any success when I wrote to Ken. He
told me that my information did not mesh with his data, but that he would
forward my note to his TURKEWITZ cousins around the country with the hope
someone could provide a lead for me. This extra effort on his part--
forwarding my message to others--proved to be the breakthrough I needed.
Ken's cousin in California recognized the name Florence TURKEWITZ >from
some memorial literature at her synagogue. She picked up the telephone
and called the congregant who had submitted the name (another wonderful
example of extending a helping hand!). Indeed "my" Florence Turkewitz was
the congregant's Florence Turkewitz--specifically her grandmother! Within
48 hours I had received many new names to add to the BROWN family tree.
And, less than two weeks after Ken made that inquiry on my behalf, I was
watching old film footage of my ggm BROWN and all of her siblings (sent to
me by my new-found relative). I had never even seen a photograph of my
ggm, so you can imagine my excitement to finally have a face to attach to
the name. This discovery happened over the summer, and I am still
documenting the huge BROWN family with new additions to the pedigree
practically every week.

I am also appreciative of Carol EDAN's efforts to introduce me to my
DWORSKI family in Israel. Actually, I had contacted her offering to help
with a look-up in the U.S. when Carol, upon noticing my surname, asked if
I might be related to a friend of her family--Yair DWORSKI. Yes, indeed,
I wrote back explaining that Yair was my father's first cousin, though he
probably did not know about his American family. Though I knew of Yair's
existence, I had not attempted to make contact because of the language
barrier. (I knew, through other sources, that he did not speak English).
Not only did Carol pick up the telephone and call Yair for me, but she put
me in contact with one of his sons who does know English. This connection
was made in September, and ever since, there has been a steady flow of e-
mail and family photographs across the Atlantic Ocean. Both DWORSKI
branches have learned so much about the family history through these
exchanges. I now know that my father lost a DWORSKI first cousin in the
Israeli War of Independence. And the Israeli DWORSKIs were equally shocked
to hear >from me, that our ggf Isaac had lived in the U.S. and then made a
fateful decision to return to Poland where he perished in the Holocaust.
They never knew he had been to the States--if only he had stayed.

And now, thanks to Carol's introduction, the DWORSKI families have agreed
they must meet, though the details about when and where have not been
cemented.

In the year 2000, two very big breakthroughs for me thanks to two fellow
Genners. May there be many similar success stories for our Group in 2001.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching >from Galicia:
SONNENBLUM (Gorodenka); STUPP (Gorodenka); SCHOR (Gorodenka); KOFLER
(Gorodenka); DIENER (Gorodenka); SOCKEL (Solotwina); SCHNEID (Solotwina);
SCHIEBER (Kossow); KLEIN (Kossow)

searching >from Russia/Poland:
DWORSKI (Raczki); MINSKY (Raczki, Sopotskin, Galynka); SILVERSTEIN (Raczki);
LEVATINSKY (Raczki, Augustow); BRAMA (Rypin); BRAUN / BROWN (Rypin);
GRZEBIEN / GESBEN (Sierpc); LOPATKA (Sierpc)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success stories thanks to Ken TURKEWITZ & Carol EDAN #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

As I reflect upon my genealogical advances of the past year, I would like
to publicly thank two Discussion Group subscribers who have been crucial
to my success. Though I have expressed my appreciation via private
messages, I am posting this note to the group to encourage others to take
that extra step to help fellow Genners. You just never know when your
effort may make a big difference for someone else.

First, I am indebted to Ken TURKEWITZ. I noticed his surname in a
Discussion Group posting and sent him a message, really on a whim, hoping
he might know the Aaron TURKEWITZ who married into my family. I was not
particularly interested in the TURKEWITZ family--but the fairly obscure
surname was the only way I could fathom locating my BROWN family >from New
York City. BROWN is a very difficult surname to research because it is so
common. The only details I had were that my BROWN ggm had a sister
Florence married to an Aaron TURKEWITZ--not much to work with. I had
spent several years searching without any success when I wrote to Ken. He
told me that my information did not mesh with his data, but that he would
forward my note to his TURKEWITZ cousins around the country with the hope
someone could provide a lead for me. This extra effort on his part--
forwarding my message to others--proved to be the breakthrough I needed.
Ken's cousin in California recognized the name Florence TURKEWITZ >from
some memorial literature at her synagogue. She picked up the telephone
and called the congregant who had submitted the name (another wonderful
example of extending a helping hand!). Indeed "my" Florence Turkewitz was
the congregant's Florence Turkewitz--specifically her grandmother! Within
48 hours I had received many new names to add to the BROWN family tree.
And, less than two weeks after Ken made that inquiry on my behalf, I was
watching old film footage of my ggm BROWN and all of her siblings (sent to
me by my new-found relative). I had never even seen a photograph of my
ggm, so you can imagine my excitement to finally have a face to attach to
the name. This discovery happened over the summer, and I am still
documenting the huge BROWN family with new additions to the pedigree
practically every week.

I am also appreciative of Carol EDAN's efforts to introduce me to my
DWORSKI family in Israel. Actually, I had contacted her offering to help
with a look-up in the U.S. when Carol, upon noticing my surname, asked if
I might be related to a friend of her family--Yair DWORSKI. Yes, indeed,
I wrote back explaining that Yair was my father's first cousin, though he
probably did not know about his American family. Though I knew of Yair's
existence, I had not attempted to make contact because of the language
barrier. (I knew, through other sources, that he did not speak English).
Not only did Carol pick up the telephone and call Yair for me, but she put
me in contact with one of his sons who does know English. This connection
was made in September, and ever since, there has been a steady flow of e-
mail and family photographs across the Atlantic Ocean. Both DWORSKI
branches have learned so much about the family history through these
exchanges. I now know that my father lost a DWORSKI first cousin in the
Israeli War of Independence. And the Israeli DWORSKIs were equally shocked
to hear >from me, that our ggf Isaac had lived in the U.S. and then made a
fateful decision to return to Poland where he perished in the Holocaust.
They never knew he had been to the States--if only he had stayed.

And now, thanks to Carol's introduction, the DWORSKI families have agreed
they must meet, though the details about when and where have not been
cemented.

In the year 2000, two very big breakthroughs for me thanks to two fellow
Genners. May there be many similar success stories for our Group in 2001.

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching >from Galicia:
SONNENBLUM (Gorodenka); STUPP (Gorodenka); SCHOR (Gorodenka); KOFLER
(Gorodenka); DIENER (Gorodenka); SOCKEL (Solotwina); SCHNEID (Solotwina);
SCHIEBER (Kossow); KLEIN (Kossow)

searching >from Russia/Poland:
DWORSKI (Raczki); MINSKY (Raczki, Sopotskin, Galynka); SILVERSTEIN (Raczki);
LEVATINSKY (Raczki, Augustow); BRAMA (Rypin); BRAUN / BROWN (Rypin);
GRZEBIEN / GESBEN (Sierpc); LOPATKA (Sierpc)


New URL for Radzilow Web Page #general

Jose Gutstein <JMG-Miami@...>
 

I have moved my Radzilow Web Page to:
www.radzilow.com

Radzilow is in the former Lomza Gubernia, in the northeast of Poland.

Jose Gutstein
JMG-Miami@msn.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New URL for Radzilow Web Page #general

Jose Gutstein <JMG-Miami@...>
 

I have moved my Radzilow Web Page to:
www.radzilow.com

Radzilow is in the former Lomza Gubernia, in the northeast of Poland.

Jose Gutstein
JMG-Miami@msn.com


WALLACH family of Vienna #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I am looking for information and ancestors of Don Wallach (later
Wallace) (1897-1960) who was born in Vienna and was an officer in
the Austrian Army during WWI.
His parents were Don Hirsch Wallach and Cipa (Cecilia) Berman.
Any help?

--
Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WALLACH family of Vienna #general

Paul Silverstone
 

I am looking for information and ancestors of Don Wallach (later
Wallace) (1897-1960) who was born in Vienna and was an officer in
the Austrian Army during WWI.
His parents were Don Hirsch Wallach and Cipa (Cecilia) Berman.
Any help?

--
Paul Silverstone
New York

reply to: paulh@aya.yale.edu


Ester Romaner Burial Society? #general

barrychernick@...
 

I have just located the grave of a great uncle; he is buried in Mt.
Carmel cemetery in Queens NY. The burial society is "Ester Romaner". Does
anyone know something about "Ester Romaner"?
Barry Chernick,Bellevue WA
CHERNICK, CZERNIK - StaroKonstantinov, Krasilov, Volocisk
MITTLEMAN - Tchan (Tiofipol), Satanov
SCHULMAN, SHULMAN - Dolhinov, Minsk, Bialystok
KARP, CARPE – Minsk, Bialystok


Re: Immigration to USA through Canada #general

barrychernick@...
 

"My grandfather, Harry Weinar (originally Weinarab?), came to the USA
through Canada >from Russia (possible Sevestopol). Is there any way one
can find lists of immigrants who entered >from Canada? I don't think he
was in Canada for very long. Any ideas?"
For the years covered, the "St. Albans" list includes the entire
US-Canada boarder. The lists are also available through LDS Family
History Centers.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ester Romaner Burial Society? #general

barrychernick@...
 

I have just located the grave of a great uncle; he is buried in Mt.
Carmel cemetery in Queens NY. The burial society is "Ester Romaner". Does
anyone know something about "Ester Romaner"?
Barry Chernick,Bellevue WA
CHERNICK, CZERNIK - StaroKonstantinov, Krasilov, Volocisk
MITTLEMAN - Tchan (Tiofipol), Satanov
SCHULMAN, SHULMAN - Dolhinov, Minsk, Bialystok
KARP, CARPE – Minsk, Bialystok


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Immigration to USA through Canada #general

barrychernick@...
 

"My grandfather, Harry Weinar (originally Weinarab?), came to the USA
through Canada >from Russia (possible Sevestopol). Is there any way one
can find lists of immigrants who entered >from Canada? I don't think he
was in Canada for very long. Any ideas?"
For the years covered, the "St. Albans" list includes the entire
US-Canada boarder. The lists are also available through LDS Family
History Centers.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue WA


Genealogical Materials in the New Orleans Public Library #usa

Ellen Cleary <ellencleary@...>
 

(Moderator: the moderator of GerSIG asked me to post this message here, as
well as on GerSIG. I have already posted some information about this
recently in EA Sig, so if you feel this is better left unsaid, please omit
this message.)

The New Orleans Public Library has a Louisiana Division which houses a large
collection of genealogical materials as well as the New Orleans City
Archives. Their collection is described in detail on their website:
http://nutrias.org/~nopl/guides/genguide/genguide.htm

New Orleans, as you probably know, is divided into parishes, rather than
counties. Jefferson Parish is part of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

The Jefferson Parish Public Library also houses an excellent genealogical
collection and it is much easier to park there than it is at the New Orleans
Public Library.

The Jefferson Parish Public Libray's genealogical holdings include a more
up to date Orleans Parish birth index (through 1899) than the one at the New
Orleans Public Library; the Orleans Parish Marriage Index; the Orleans
Parish Death Index; the Passenger Index for the Port of New Orleans
1853-1899 and 1900-1952; the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports Supplemental
Passenger Index 1830-1874; and the Passenger Index for NY 1820-1846. (I
believe all of the actual passenger ship lists that are indexed are also
there.) the New Orleans City Directories, Louisiana censuses, New Orleans
newspapers (not as complete a collection as the New Orleans Public Library),
and military records.

They are in the process of cataloging some new materials acquired >from LDS
that include the Jewish cemetery headstones that were indexed by the WPA in
the 1930's. This is an invaluable addition, as it includes a cemetery that
has been destroyed and this is the only record of what was inscribed on the
headstones.

This is not a comprehensive listing of what is available in the Jefferson
Parish Library. I am actually in the process of putting together a talk on
what materials are available here in New Orleans for the March meeting of
the Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans. I'll be happy to elaborate
on this topic after I have completed my groundwork for that talk.

Ellen Cleary ellencleary@earthlink.net
Kenner (New Orleans area) Louisiana


Early American SIG #USA Genealogical Materials in the New Orleans Public Library #usa

Ellen Cleary <ellencleary@...>
 

(Moderator: the moderator of GerSIG asked me to post this message here, as
well as on GerSIG. I have already posted some information about this
recently in EA Sig, so if you feel this is better left unsaid, please omit
this message.)

The New Orleans Public Library has a Louisiana Division which houses a large
collection of genealogical materials as well as the New Orleans City
Archives. Their collection is described in detail on their website:
http://nutrias.org/~nopl/guides/genguide/genguide.htm

New Orleans, as you probably know, is divided into parishes, rather than
counties. Jefferson Parish is part of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

The Jefferson Parish Public Library also houses an excellent genealogical
collection and it is much easier to park there than it is at the New Orleans
Public Library.

The Jefferson Parish Public Libray's genealogical holdings include a more
up to date Orleans Parish birth index (through 1899) than the one at the New
Orleans Public Library; the Orleans Parish Marriage Index; the Orleans
Parish Death Index; the Passenger Index for the Port of New Orleans
1853-1899 and 1900-1952; the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports Supplemental
Passenger Index 1830-1874; and the Passenger Index for NY 1820-1846. (I
believe all of the actual passenger ship lists that are indexed are also
there.) the New Orleans City Directories, Louisiana censuses, New Orleans
newspapers (not as complete a collection as the New Orleans Public Library),
and military records.

They are in the process of cataloging some new materials acquired >from LDS
that include the Jewish cemetery headstones that were indexed by the WPA in
the 1930's. This is an invaluable addition, as it includes a cemetery that
has been destroyed and this is the only record of what was inscribed on the
headstones.

This is not a comprehensive listing of what is available in the Jefferson
Parish Library. I am actually in the process of putting together a talk on
what materials are available here in New Orleans for the March meeting of
the Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans. I'll be happy to elaborate
on this topic after I have completed my groundwork for that talk.

Ellen Cleary ellencleary@earthlink.net
Kenner (New Orleans area) Louisiana