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Searching: NORR family of Brooklyn NY #general

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Samuel and Rachel NORR
and their daughters Dorothy (Channa), born 1910 and
Sylvia, born 1913. In the US census for 1930
they lived at 265 Varet Street, Brooklyn.
Thank you
Jill Anderson
London UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: NORR family of Brooklyn NY #general

Jill Anderson <jill.anderson@...>
 

I am searching for descendants of Samuel and Rachel NORR
and their daughters Dorothy (Channa), born 1910 and
Sylvia, born 1913. In the US census for 1930
they lived at 265 Varet Street, Brooklyn.
Thank you
Jill Anderson
London UK


US Ports of Entry #general

Jerry Astrachan
 

Genners:

I am new to researching genealogy and so I beg your
indulgence to my perhaps simplistic question: I know
about the data base at Ellis Island but as I
understand it, this data base only contains
information about immigrants entering the US through
the Port of New York. Where can I find similiar data
bases for other US Ports of Entry such as Boston and
Baltimore?

Perhaps the groups responses will be of interest to
other beginners.

Thank you all in advance,

Jerry ASTRACHAN

Researching: ASTRACHAN, ASTRAKHAN, ASTRAHAN from
Belarus.

MODERATOR NOTE:
The Jewishgen InfoFile on Passenger List Microfilms at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/PassLists/
may be a good starting point


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen US Ports of Entry #general

Jerry Astrachan
 

Genners:

I am new to researching genealogy and so I beg your
indulgence to my perhaps simplistic question: I know
about the data base at Ellis Island but as I
understand it, this data base only contains
information about immigrants entering the US through
the Port of New York. Where can I find similiar data
bases for other US Ports of Entry such as Boston and
Baltimore?

Perhaps the groups responses will be of interest to
other beginners.

Thank you all in advance,

Jerry ASTRACHAN

Researching: ASTRACHAN, ASTRAKHAN, ASTRAHAN from
Belarus.

MODERATOR NOTE:
The Jewishgen InfoFile on Passenger List Microfilms at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/PassLists/
may be a good starting point


wax seal on photo? #general

sasharoxie <sasha.roxie@...>
 

A photo of my g-uncle in his school uniform has a red wax seal in the
lower right corner. The translation shows it to be an identity
document of some sort. Does anyone know about these wax seals? Were
other besides Jews required to carry identity photos?

Nina Bunin
Arlington, VA


polish names #general

vangheluve daniel <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

dear genners

Are all those polish speelling exactly soundly equivalent?
1/ SZCZERKOWSKI (1923/ 1939, Warsaw, Polish Business Directory)
2/ CZERECHOWSKI (1891/1895, Warsaw PSA)
3/ SERKOWSKI (1923/1929, Warsaw Polish Business Directory)
I am researching something as TCHERKO(W)SKI (french speeling, 1913).


Considering a Gen Theory #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Anyone who enjoys looking at other peoples' gen puzzles, is welcome to have
a look at http://www.pikholz.org/Families/Old/Thalenberg_Letter.html.

I am curious whether the theory I set out there looks the same way to
outsiders as it does to me.

Israel Pickholtz


new shtetl names #general

Phyllis Blumenfeld <pblumenfeld@...>
 

I have tried Shetl finder but cannot find these towns listed on a birth
record >from Western Galicia. Can someone help out with possible current
names for Chronowa
Gosprzydowa
Borowna
Lipnica Dolna
Please answer privately.
pblumenfeld@...
Phyllis Blumenfeld....Bklyn, NY

POPS/FICHTELBERG..Dobromil/Lvov FISHKOWITZ...Dobromil
BERMAN...Nowy Sacz/Gribow TRAURIG...Wisnicz/Israel
BERNSTEIN...Lomza/Przasnysz SCHNALL...Tuckahoe, N.Y.
BLUMENFELD/SUSSMAN...Podul Ilieu,Romania
BLUMENFELD...Iasi/Pascani, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen wax seal on photo? #general

sasharoxie <sasha.roxie@...>
 

A photo of my g-uncle in his school uniform has a red wax seal in the
lower right corner. The translation shows it to be an identity
document of some sort. Does anyone know about these wax seals? Were
other besides Jews required to carry identity photos?

Nina Bunin
Arlington, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen polish names #general

vangheluve daniel <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

dear genners

Are all those polish speelling exactly soundly equivalent?
1/ SZCZERKOWSKI (1923/ 1939, Warsaw, Polish Business Directory)
2/ CZERECHOWSKI (1891/1895, Warsaw PSA)
3/ SERKOWSKI (1923/1929, Warsaw Polish Business Directory)
I am researching something as TCHERKO(W)SKI (french speeling, 1913).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Considering a Gen Theory #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

Anyone who enjoys looking at other peoples' gen puzzles, is welcome to have
a look at http://www.pikholz.org/Families/Old/Thalenberg_Letter.html.

I am curious whether the theory I set out there looks the same way to
outsiders as it does to me.

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new shtetl names #general

Phyllis Blumenfeld <pblumenfeld@...>
 

I have tried Shetl finder but cannot find these towns listed on a birth
record >from Western Galicia. Can someone help out with possible current
names for Chronowa
Gosprzydowa
Borowna
Lipnica Dolna
Please answer privately.
pblumenfeld@...
Phyllis Blumenfeld....Bklyn, NY

POPS/FICHTELBERG..Dobromil/Lvov FISHKOWITZ...Dobromil
BERMAN...Nowy Sacz/Gribow TRAURIG...Wisnicz/Israel
BERNSTEIN...Lomza/Przasnysz SCHNALL...Tuckahoe, N.Y.
BLUMENFELD/SUSSMAN...Podul Ilieu,Romania
BLUMENFELD...Iasi/Pascani, Romania


Re: making the link back to Europe--declarations of intent, ports #usa

escarus@...
 

The port of arrival is where the ship first got to the US, so if a ship
went first to Boston then to NYC (where you "KNOW" your ancestor got off
the boat) his ship's arrival paperwork is in Boston.

Other major ports on the east coast are Philadelphia and Baltimore (in
fact if he was going to Cleveland check Baltimore first since they had
good train transportation going west). All 3 ports are indexed for this
period and the LDS has them on film.

Of course it is always possible for the records to have been lost over
the years and so you will never find them.

A useful reference is John Colletta's book "They Came in Ships", it is
easy to read and full of useful information.

Prior to 1906 naturalization could occur in literally thousands of
courts so finding any paperwork is extremely difficult. Plus any I have
found >from the 1870's through 90's never included the useful information
(place of birth, date of arrival, ship's name) except to say which
countries citizenship they were renouncing (ie Austro-Hungary, England),
witness's and current address. This was in both NJ and NY. Of course
there are exceptions but that is exactly what the additional information
was--an exception not the general rule. I actually got more information
from the 1900 census than any citizenship documents.
Other problems with records prior to 1906 were:
1) no standardized format. Most have just name, nationality, oath of
allegiance and date of admission.
2) retention of records was erratic. There is evidence of records being
sold for old paper, lost or destroyed.
3) Courts didn't always follow the law. Apparently in the majority of
courts they did not require the alien to make the declaration of
intention. Also courts without jurisdiction were illegally naturalizing
people. (These are some of the reasons the major change in
naturalization laws.)
4) Location of records. Some kept these separate while other courts kept
them with the regular minutes of the court.
5) Identifying a specific person. No effort was made to help identify
the specific individual. Many were naturalized using initials, family
names were misspelled or changed or names of witnesses were put in the
place of the alien naturalized. Plus there were no record of the names
of the minor children or spouse that became citizens upon the
naturaliztion of the father.
6) fraud. In some states a declaration gave rights to vote, apply for a
homestead or own real estate. There is evidence that some Judges
obtained first papers for people so they could vote although the
individual was not eligible to apply or the Judge was not authorized to
naturalize.

Betsey Carus
Baltimore, MD


Early American SIG #USA Re: making the link back to Europe--declarations of intent, ports #usa

escarus@...
 

The port of arrival is where the ship first got to the US, so if a ship
went first to Boston then to NYC (where you "KNOW" your ancestor got off
the boat) his ship's arrival paperwork is in Boston.

Other major ports on the east coast are Philadelphia and Baltimore (in
fact if he was going to Cleveland check Baltimore first since they had
good train transportation going west). All 3 ports are indexed for this
period and the LDS has them on film.

Of course it is always possible for the records to have been lost over
the years and so you will never find them.

A useful reference is John Colletta's book "They Came in Ships", it is
easy to read and full of useful information.

Prior to 1906 naturalization could occur in literally thousands of
courts so finding any paperwork is extremely difficult. Plus any I have
found >from the 1870's through 90's never included the useful information
(place of birth, date of arrival, ship's name) except to say which
countries citizenship they were renouncing (ie Austro-Hungary, England),
witness's and current address. This was in both NJ and NY. Of course
there are exceptions but that is exactly what the additional information
was--an exception not the general rule. I actually got more information
from the 1900 census than any citizenship documents.
Other problems with records prior to 1906 were:
1) no standardized format. Most have just name, nationality, oath of
allegiance and date of admission.
2) retention of records was erratic. There is evidence of records being
sold for old paper, lost or destroyed.
3) Courts didn't always follow the law. Apparently in the majority of
courts they did not require the alien to make the declaration of
intention. Also courts without jurisdiction were illegally naturalizing
people. (These are some of the reasons the major change in
naturalization laws.)
4) Location of records. Some kept these separate while other courts kept
them with the regular minutes of the court.
5) Identifying a specific person. No effort was made to help identify
the specific individual. Many were naturalized using initials, family
names were misspelled or changed or names of witnesses were put in the
place of the alien naturalized. Plus there were no record of the names
of the minor children or spouse that became citizens upon the
naturaliztion of the father.
6) fraud. In some states a declaration gave rights to vote, apply for a
homestead or own real estate. There is evidence that some Judges
obtained first papers for people so they could vote although the
individual was not eligible to apply or the Judge was not authorized to
naturalize.

Betsey Carus
Baltimore, MD


ZIMMERMAN in Philadelphia, PA #general

martha <martha@...>
 

Thanks to the AVOTAYNU database and help >from the Washington DC
Jewish genealogy society, I am now in possession of a letter written
to the State Department in 1919 asking about the fate of a cousin
named Lemme HIMMELHOCH. The letter was written by a D. Louis
ZIMMERMAN who was living on 616 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, PA. This
Mr. Zimmerman was inquiring after Lemme, who, he wrote, was his
uncle. Mr. Zimmerman wrote on stationery >from "Zimmerman & Company:
Efficiency and Management Engineers". They were located on Walnut
Street in Philadelphia as well as Church Street in New York.

Does anyone know descendents of this family or business or know to
where I could turn to find more information? Lemme had five other
siblings and I only have the first names of the wives of the brothers
and no ZIMMERMAN in my database.

Thank you in advance for any thoughts you could share with me!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZIMMERMAN in Philadelphia, PA #general

martha <martha@...>
 

Thanks to the AVOTAYNU database and help >from the Washington DC
Jewish genealogy society, I am now in possession of a letter written
to the State Department in 1919 asking about the fate of a cousin
named Lemme HIMMELHOCH. The letter was written by a D. Louis
ZIMMERMAN who was living on 616 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, PA. This
Mr. Zimmerman was inquiring after Lemme, who, he wrote, was his
uncle. Mr. Zimmerman wrote on stationery >from "Zimmerman & Company:
Efficiency and Management Engineers". They were located on Walnut
Street in Philadelphia as well as Church Street in New York.

Does anyone know descendents of this family or business or know to
where I could turn to find more information? Lemme had five other
siblings and I only have the first names of the wives of the brothers
and no ZIMMERMAN in my database.

Thank you in advance for any thoughts you could share with me!

Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Israel


Photographs from Warsaw Ghetto #warsaw #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Please note there is an incredible exhibition on-line at Yad Vashem of
rare photographs >from Warsaw Ghetto at:
http://www.yadvashem.org.il/exhibitions/warsaw_ghetto/home_warsaw.html
It contains photographs >from 4 sources:
1) The self-help organization
2) Album of a German soldier
3) The Stroop collection
4) Workshops in the Warsaw Ghetto

Shalom,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.zchor.org


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Photographs from Warsaw Ghetto #warsaw #poland

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

Please note there is an incredible exhibition on-line at Yad Vashem of
rare photographs >from Warsaw Ghetto at:
http://www.yadvashem.org.il/exhibitions/warsaw_ghetto/home_warsaw.html
It contains photographs >from 4 sources:
1) The self-help organization
2) Album of a German soldier
3) The Stroop collection
4) Workshops in the Warsaw Ghetto

Shalom,

Ada Holtzman
Web Site: http://www.zchor.org


GARBEL query #lithuania

Lev Raphael <levraphael@...>
 

I just obtained a copy of my late mother's prisoner record from
BUCHENWALD.

Her maiden name was LIJA KLACZKO or KLIATSCHKO, residing in VILNIUS
from 1918 to 1943, on 30 Pilsudski Street.
The BUCHENWALD record lists startling information I knew nothing
about before: she was married to a MICHAL GARBEL, whereabouts
unknown at the time of her imprisonment.

BUCHENWALD records also show that she was transported
from STUTTHOF to BUCHENWALD on 5.11.44 with several hundred other
Jewish women including a FRIDA GARBEL born in VILNIUS.

I'm hoping to find descendents of these VILNIUS GARBELs.
Feel free to email me.

Lev Raphael <levraphael@...>

--
Visit My Home Page at
http://www.levraphael.com


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania GARBEL query #lithuania

Lev Raphael <levraphael@...>
 

I just obtained a copy of my late mother's prisoner record from
BUCHENWALD.

Her maiden name was LIJA KLACZKO or KLIATSCHKO, residing in VILNIUS
from 1918 to 1943, on 30 Pilsudski Street.
The BUCHENWALD record lists startling information I knew nothing
about before: she was married to a MICHAL GARBEL, whereabouts
unknown at the time of her imprisonment.

BUCHENWALD records also show that she was transported
from STUTTHOF to BUCHENWALD on 5.11.44 with several hundred other
Jewish women including a FRIDA GARBEL born in VILNIUS.

I'm hoping to find descendents of these VILNIUS GARBELs.
Feel free to email me.

Lev Raphael <levraphael@...>

--
Visit My Home Page at
http://www.levraphael.com