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The port of Wainberg #general

Jennifer Debeaux <J.Debeaux@...>
 

My grandmother's name on her marriage certificate
was Mary Mabel Wainberg. I haven't found her at
all anywhere, so I have been wondering if she changed
her name somehwere along the line. As you can
imagine, this is a little difficult _but_ I have found
that there was a Port of Wainberg >from which ships
set off to the USA.

Does anyone know where it was/is? She may have
been called Wainberg or she might have taken the name
of the port. Anyway, she ended up living in Liverpool and
there seems not to be a record of her or any family there.

TIA
Jenny


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The port of Wainberg #general

Jennifer Debeaux <J.Debeaux@...>
 

My grandmother's name on her marriage certificate
was Mary Mabel Wainberg. I haven't found her at
all anywhere, so I have been wondering if she changed
her name somehwere along the line. As you can
imagine, this is a little difficult _but_ I have found
that there was a Port of Wainberg >from which ships
set off to the USA.

Does anyone know where it was/is? She may have
been called Wainberg or she might have taken the name
of the port. Anyway, she ended up living in Liverpool and
there seems not to be a record of her or any family there.

TIA
Jenny


INS can make mistakes in certifying passenger arrivals #general

Gladys Paulin <gp21603@...>
 

All,
Most certificates of entry I have seen are completed by the Department of
Labor, not today's INS.
There was an article in AVOTAYNU a few years ago about the agents who
charged to locate the information for immigrants to obtain a form that
could be used for their naturalization application. These agents would
search and locate a likely entry which could be used to show that the
individual entered the country legally.

While many of these are correct and a great source of the name on the
passenger list, some are absolutely incorrect if not fraudulent. I have
one file where the immigrant said he entered under a name entirely
different >from his own. The name on the entry form was that of a cousin.
Whether my subject used his cousin's name or whether the entry used was
actually that of his cousin, I will never know. I have yet to find an
entry for the subject under his correct name (or any variable spelling of
same.) But I also have not found an entry for the cousin, other than the
one cited!

Like many other documents used by genealogists in their research, this was
created much later than the event by persons who were not there. Only
further and thorough research will provide enough evidence to confirm such
a statement. In the BOYARSKY example, it was clearly incorrect.
Gladys

Gladys Friedman Paulin
Winter Park, FL
Professional Genealogist


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen INS can make mistakes in certifying passenger arrivals #general

Gladys Paulin <gp21603@...>
 

All,
Most certificates of entry I have seen are completed by the Department of
Labor, not today's INS.
There was an article in AVOTAYNU a few years ago about the agents who
charged to locate the information for immigrants to obtain a form that
could be used for their naturalization application. These agents would
search and locate a likely entry which could be used to show that the
individual entered the country legally.

While many of these are correct and a great source of the name on the
passenger list, some are absolutely incorrect if not fraudulent. I have
one file where the immigrant said he entered under a name entirely
different >from his own. The name on the entry form was that of a cousin.
Whether my subject used his cousin's name or whether the entry used was
actually that of his cousin, I will never know. I have yet to find an
entry for the subject under his correct name (or any variable spelling of
same.) But I also have not found an entry for the cousin, other than the
one cited!

Like many other documents used by genealogists in their research, this was
created much later than the event by persons who were not there. Only
further and thorough research will provide enough evidence to confirm such
a statement. In the BOYARSKY example, it was clearly incorrect.
Gladys

Gladys Friedman Paulin
Winter Park, FL
Professional Genealogist


Reply to - Ludlow St.NYC Shul info needed #general

vbfc <vbfc@...>
 

Barbara Meyers asked "Would anyone happen to know what shul/shuls may have
existed on the lower eastside of Manhattan where people >from the Ludlow
Street (double digit house #s) would have attended?"

The Lower East Side Conservancy has an excellent web site
(http://www.nycjewishtours.com/1.html) with information on the Jewish
Lower East Side of New York City. They have a page where you can submit
questions and might answer yours.

Also, they have a map of area synagogues. here is the link
http://www.nycjewishtours.com/2.html

Good Luck

Vickie Fischel Cantor
Searching for Lubelczyk of Czyzew, Gluchy of Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Spitalnik
and Spiegel of Bialystok and Fischenzon (Russia)


Re: Cuban Gravestone Assistance - ViewMate #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Dear Debbie,
Yehuda, the tribe, had the symbol of a lion. Therefore the name Yehuda was
often accompanied by Aryeh =lion in Hebrew and/or Leib=lion in Yiddish. The
tombstone does not show his father's name.
Sincerely,
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie Raff [mailto:seraff@sprintmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 6:17 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Cuban Gravestone Assistance - ViewMate

Hello,

I have posted the gravestone of my great uncle, Leon ZWICK, on the ViewMate
system. This gravestone is located in a Cuban cemetery. We have been
trying to determine if Leon's father's name is listed.

Leon seems to have 3 'first' names. Avraham Yehudah Leibush - Does anyone
know if one of these first names may in fact be his father's first name? We
thought that maybe there was a different presentation of names in Hispanic
Jewish cemeteries. Any assistance would be appreciated.

To view the actual gravestone, please go to the address below. It is
VM#631.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm631.html

TIA,
Debbie Raff


Re: Town of Skierniewice #general

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 5/25/01 1:26:29 AM EDT, "John Sivirine"
<sivirine@hotmail.com> writes:

I'm actually researching the town of Skierniewice between Lodz and
Warsaw where my ggf Menachem Mendel Prowizor was maybe born
in 1883 the family was into cereals and grain retail, has someone
done any research on that town,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland) is creating on-line
searchable indices to the Jewish vital records of Skierniewice.

The records for the years 1826 to 1875 were microfilmed by the
LDS (Mormons) and these are being indexed by the JRI-Poland
Skierniewice Shtetl CO-OP. For more information on this project
or to join the Shtetl CO-OP team, please conact its leader,
Aron Meron-Michowski at: haymeron@actcom.co.il

The records for the years 1880 to 1898 were not microfilmed by
the LDS and are located in the Rawa Mazowiecka branch of
the Polish State Archives. These records have *already* been
indexed by the JRI-Poland / Rawa Mazowiecka Archives
project but have not yet been released to the on-line JRI-Poland
database. For more information on this project, go to the
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at:
www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl, click on "Polish State Archives" in
the box at the top of the page. Then click on "Status Reports:
PSA Projects underway." In the pull-down menu, select
"Rawa Mazowiecka"

At this point you will have a table with the status of the
Skierniewice project as well links to "Project Details" and
a list of surnames extracted >from the 1880-1898 indices.
To learn how you can research these indices prior to the
uploading of the data to the JRI-Poland on-line database,
contact Skierniewice Town Leader Aubrey Jacobus at:
Aubrey@Jacobyte.com

The other surviving year of records is 1878; the register
with those records is stored in the Lodz branch of the
Polish State Archives and will be indexed as part of the
Lodz Archives project.

The most recent records for Skierniewice are those stored
in the town's Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (civil records office).
These are >from 1899 to 1939 (with some missing years).
As the registers with records more than 100 years old are
transferred to the Rawa Mazowiecka branch of the Polish
State Archives, they too will be indexed by JRI-Poland.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an
independent non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. organization
and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Co-ordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reply to - Ludlow St.NYC Shul info needed #general

vbfc <vbfc@...>
 

Barbara Meyers asked "Would anyone happen to know what shul/shuls may have
existed on the lower eastside of Manhattan where people >from the Ludlow
Street (double digit house #s) would have attended?"

The Lower East Side Conservancy has an excellent web site
(http://www.nycjewishtours.com/1.html) with information on the Jewish
Lower East Side of New York City. They have a page where you can submit
questions and might answer yours.

Also, they have a map of area synagogues. here is the link
http://www.nycjewishtours.com/2.html

Good Luck

Vickie Fischel Cantor
Searching for Lubelczyk of Czyzew, Gluchy of Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Spitalnik
and Spiegel of Bialystok and Fischenzon (Russia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Cuban Gravestone Assistance - ViewMate #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Dear Debbie,
Yehuda, the tribe, had the symbol of a lion. Therefore the name Yehuda was
often accompanied by Aryeh =lion in Hebrew and/or Leib=lion in Yiddish. The
tombstone does not show his father's name.
Sincerely,
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie Raff [mailto:seraff@sprintmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 6:17 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Cuban Gravestone Assistance - ViewMate

Hello,

I have posted the gravestone of my great uncle, Leon ZWICK, on the ViewMate
system. This gravestone is located in a Cuban cemetery. We have been
trying to determine if Leon's father's name is listed.

Leon seems to have 3 'first' names. Avraham Yehudah Leibush - Does anyone
know if one of these first names may in fact be his father's first name? We
thought that maybe there was a different presentation of names in Hispanic
Jewish cemeteries. Any assistance would be appreciated.

To view the actual gravestone, please go to the address below. It is
VM#631.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm631.html

TIA,
Debbie Raff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town of Skierniewice #general

Stanley Diamond
 

In a message dated 5/25/01 1:26:29 AM EDT, "John Sivirine"
<sivirine@hotmail.com> writes:

I'm actually researching the town of Skierniewice between Lodz and
Warsaw where my ggf Menachem Mendel Prowizor was maybe born
in 1883 the family was into cereals and grain retail, has someone
done any research on that town,
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland) is creating on-line
searchable indices to the Jewish vital records of Skierniewice.

The records for the years 1826 to 1875 were microfilmed by the
LDS (Mormons) and these are being indexed by the JRI-Poland
Skierniewice Shtetl CO-OP. For more information on this project
or to join the Shtetl CO-OP team, please conact its leader,
Aron Meron-Michowski at: haymeron@actcom.co.il

The records for the years 1880 to 1898 were not microfilmed by
the LDS and are located in the Rawa Mazowiecka branch of
the Polish State Archives. These records have *already* been
indexed by the JRI-Poland / Rawa Mazowiecka Archives
project but have not yet been released to the on-line JRI-Poland
database. For more information on this project, go to the
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at:
www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl, click on "Polish State Archives" in
the box at the top of the page. Then click on "Status Reports:
PSA Projects underway." In the pull-down menu, select
"Rawa Mazowiecka"

At this point you will have a table with the status of the
Skierniewice project as well links to "Project Details" and
a list of surnames extracted >from the 1880-1898 indices.
To learn how you can research these indices prior to the
uploading of the data to the JRI-Poland on-line database,
contact Skierniewice Town Leader Aubrey Jacobus at:
Aubrey@Jacobyte.com

The other surviving year of records is 1878; the register
with those records is stored in the Lodz branch of the
Polish State Archives and will be indexed as part of the
Lodz Archives project.

The most recent records for Skierniewice are those stored
in the town's Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (civil records office).
These are >from 1899 to 1939 (with some missing years).
As the registers with records more than 100 years old are
transferred to the Rawa Mazowiecka branch of the Polish
State Archives, they too will be indexed by JRI-Poland.

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. is an
independent non-profit 501(c)(3) U.S. organization
and is hosted by JewishGen.

Stanley Diamond
Project Co-ordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re Converting US $'s to English #'s Thank you & consensus #general

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Genners:

A great big thank you to the many, many of you who took your personal time
to respond to me. I believe I have responded to each of you personally, but
if I inadvertently missed anyone, please accept my apology. Your responses
have been wonderful and very heartwarming. Here is a consensus of the
suggestions I received.

1. Use a credit card as much as possible. You get the bank conversion rate
and no or a very low fee and in addition you generally have free use of the
bank's money for 1-2 billing cycles, provided you use a card that is free
of any previous balance.

2. ATM's were suggestion of many and they are called cash stations in the UK.

3. Buy travelers checks in English #'s in the US and cash them in at the
issuer's office in the UK. American Express in the US offers cash in #'s
for a single $5.00 regardless of the amount and travelers checks in #'s
with a fee of 1% of the purchase. They have an office in Trafalgar Square.
You get the best rate and no exchange fees. They will cash in any unused
checks free of charge upon your return at the going rate.

4. Chase Manhattan has a "currency to go" service, You can get travelers
checks in #s and cash in #'s. There is no delivery fee for purchases over
$500.00, and you can charge to your credit card. They deliver overnight.
Their at http://www.currencytogo.com., and their rates are excellent. (I
have not personally checked this information yet.)

Warm regards,

Bobbi Cohen
San Diego


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re Converting US $'s to English #'s Thank you & consensus #general

rokoco1@...
 

Dear Genners:

A great big thank you to the many, many of you who took your personal time
to respond to me. I believe I have responded to each of you personally, but
if I inadvertently missed anyone, please accept my apology. Your responses
have been wonderful and very heartwarming. Here is a consensus of the
suggestions I received.

1. Use a credit card as much as possible. You get the bank conversion rate
and no or a very low fee and in addition you generally have free use of the
bank's money for 1-2 billing cycles, provided you use a card that is free
of any previous balance.

2. ATM's were suggestion of many and they are called cash stations in the UK.

3. Buy travelers checks in English #'s in the US and cash them in at the
issuer's office in the UK. American Express in the US offers cash in #'s
for a single $5.00 regardless of the amount and travelers checks in #'s
with a fee of 1% of the purchase. They have an office in Trafalgar Square.
You get the best rate and no exchange fees. They will cash in any unused
checks free of charge upon your return at the going rate.

4. Chase Manhattan has a "currency to go" service, You can get travelers
checks in #s and cash in #'s. There is no delivery fee for purchases over
$500.00, and you can charge to your credit card. They deliver overnight.
Their at http://www.currencytogo.com., and their rates are excellent. (I
have not personally checked this information yet.)

Warm regards,

Bobbi Cohen
San Diego


Rabbi Jacob ESPIR #rabbinic

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

I am looking for information about parents of Jacob ESPIR ,
rabbi in Carpentras, Comtat-Venaissin, France,
born Prague about 1700. He had a son Elie.

I guess he was a son of Rabbi Elie SPIRA,
whose brother was Jacob Koppel FRAENKEL-SPIRA
(an answer >from Larry Weinberg).

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
michelinegutmann@free.fr
http://asso.genami.free.fr


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Jacob ESPIR #rabbinic

Micheline Gutmann <michelinegutmann@...>
 

I am looking for information about parents of Jacob ESPIR ,
rabbi in Carpentras, Comtat-Venaissin, France,
born Prague about 1700. He had a son Elie.

I guess he was a son of Rabbi Elie SPIRA,
whose brother was Jacob Koppel FRAENKEL-SPIRA
(an answer >from Larry Weinberg).

Micheline GUTMANN, GenAmi, Paris, France
michelinegutmann@free.fr
http://asso.genami.free.fr


Re: Dollars and Pounds Sterling #general

Ernest Fine <efine@...>
 

There is a commercial service, run by a major bank, that delivers currency
and/or traveller's checks to your door. The exchange rate is good, delivery
is overnight, and there is no delivery fee if $500 or more is purchased.
And you can charge the purchase to any Visa or MasterCard.

I've used it for my trips over the last three years.

The service is "Currency To Go" at http://www.currencytogo.com .

Ernie Fine
Vienna, VA


LIEBERMAN (nee LEAF) & AIN #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I'm now searching LIEBERMAN & AIN families >from Swislowich/Svistrich,
Russia, now Swisloch in Belarus. There is a Bialystok connection as well.

Previous posts had included the Lieberman name, but now it is a definite
surname of my LEAF family.

Please write me privately if you are >from a Lieberman family in these
areas, and particularly if the given names Samuel Isaiah/Shmuel Yishaiah
(Schaie), Morris, Max, Samson/Shimshon and Alca(Alter) Neome (Nechamah) AIN
are familiar to you.

Thank you in advance for your replies.

Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA U.S.A.
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching:
LIEBERMAN/(Samson,)nee LEAF and AIN(Alter Neome/Nechamah)/ >from Bialystok,
Szvistrich/Swislowich/Swisloch, Russia to NY to Savannah), Joseph Osher
LEAF/LIFSCHITZ or LIEBERMAN
BERLINER/SEIDLER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
* ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/PRASNISH/TAPAROV (>from PO /RUSSIA
to London toBaltimore)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Dollars and Pounds Sterling #general

Ernest Fine <efine@...>
 

There is a commercial service, run by a major bank, that delivers currency
and/or traveller's checks to your door. The exchange rate is good, delivery
is overnight, and there is no delivery fee if $500 or more is purchased.
And you can charge the purchase to any Visa or MasterCard.

I've used it for my trips over the last three years.

The service is "Currency To Go" at http://www.currencytogo.com .

Ernie Fine
Vienna, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIEBERMAN (nee LEAF) & AIN #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I'm now searching LIEBERMAN & AIN families >from Swislowich/Svistrich,
Russia, now Swisloch in Belarus. There is a Bialystok connection as well.

Previous posts had included the Lieberman name, but now it is a definite
surname of my LEAF family.

Please write me privately if you are >from a Lieberman family in these
areas, and particularly if the given names Samuel Isaiah/Shmuel Yishaiah
(Schaie), Morris, Max, Samson/Shimshon and Alca(Alter) Neome (Nechamah) AIN
are familiar to you.

Thank you in advance for your replies.

Rachelle Leaf Berliner
Savannah, GA U.S.A.
rlberliner@aol.com
Searching:
LIEBERMAN/(Samson,)nee LEAF and AIN(Alter Neome/Nechamah)/ >from Bialystok,
Szvistrich/Swislowich/Swisloch, Russia to NY to Savannah), Joseph Osher
LEAF/LIFSCHITZ or LIEBERMAN
BERLINER/SEIDLER/SIDLER/STEIN(>from Ostrolenka to NY to Savannah)
* ISLER/EICHLER/EHRLICH/JACOBS/GOLDSTEIN/PRASNISH/TAPAROV (>from PO /RUSSIA
to London toBaltimore)


Latvia Lookups and Announcements #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Many have written to me asking for lookups. Unfortunately it is not
possible to do this.
Latvia SIG has a number of Business Directories >from all over Latvia and
they cover different years. They are a great source of information . The
scanning,transliteration and sorting of this data takes time and effort.
They will get done and the data will then be available for searching in the
All Latvia Database.
We do need volunteers to come forward and offer assistance with this work
and we also require donations as the cost of acquisition of all the data is
considerable.
Donations can be made to the Latvia SIG via the Jewish Generosity Page. I
will create a link to this page >from the Latvia SIG page.

I am sent a list of names of people who have made donations and thank you
all very much . You are sent an acknowledgement >from Jewishgen when you
make a contribution but I want you to know that I am totally aware of each
and everyone that makes a contribution.

Donations can also be made direct to our Treasurer Mike Getz at
5450 Whitley Park Terrace
apt 901
Bethesda Maryland 20814

Volunteers should contact our Database co-ordinator Constance Whippman
CWhippman@aol.com

I have updated the announcement page of the Latvia SIG webpage.
http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/announce.html

You will read about the Conference in London in July and what it has to
offer Latvian researchers. You will not be disappointed either with the
Conference or London so do register and come.

I have also added the announcement page >from Ed Anders so that the details
of his generous offer are readily accessible to you.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


Krakow Census - 1790 #general

Internet Gold <scham@...>
 

A census of the Jews in Krakow was taken in 1790. This census comprised
almost 2,000 individuals who are listed by house number, first name, and
age. The census was done during the 'patronymic era' when surnames were not
yet established, and people were known by their first name and father's
name only. Despite this, it is possible to infer these individual's
surnames by examining later census documents and vital records. For
example, a birth during the subsequent 'surname era' may indicate a birth
in 1812 to Solomon and Gitel LANDAU in house 27. Since the first names,
ages of parents, and house number is known, one can then examine the 1790
census document to see if there are any corresponding matches in house 27.

Although inferring such surnames may seem a tedious task, it is relatively
easy and most rewarding. A group of Krakow researchers have, for the past
few years, been working with the 1795 Krakow census and have managed to
infer surnames for about 65% of all individuals.

The earlier 1790 census has now been released for general viewing and we
encourage anyone who may have an interest in this field to join us in
inferring surnames. In the 3 days since this document appeared on the Web,
207 of about 2000 census individuals have been matched with the subsequent
1795 census.

To follow this interesting research, please go to
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/genealogy/Krakow/
and then follow the link to 'LDS Microfilms and Early Records.' A few
images of this census, although of poor quality, can also be viewed at this
site.

This research is a unique effort dealing with Krakowans who were born a
quarter of a millenium ago. Although it is of particular relevence to
Krakow researchers, the techniques employed in surname inferrals will prove
to be of benefit to all genealogists.

Julian Schamroth (Jerusalem)