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United States Adoption Resources #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I have searched the info files and the Discussion
Group Archives and cannot find any pertinent
information re: adoption. I turn to you for advise
and some suggestions regarding Interstate Adoption in
the US, an area with which I am totally unfamiliar.

Last night, my friend's husband revealed that his
father, b. 1915 d. 1980, had been adopted shortly
after birth. The grandparents, residing in NYC
[possibly Queens] could not afford this [2nd] child.
There was an alleged older brother. This [2nd] child
was adopted by a family in West Virginia. Bubemises
imply that they were relatives. He grew up in West
Virginia, never seeing his natural family again.

The natural father was a Kohan, thus making the
adopted child a Kohan and my friend's husband one as
well. The adoption was never really spoken about,
other than to transmit the knowledge of Kohan status.
Evidently, the adopting family was not Kohanim.

Upon the death of my friend's husband's mother, he
found his father's birth certificate among family
papers. Somehow this NYC birth certificate shows the
natural parents names, which were very common Jewish
names. My friend's husband believes that he must have
cousins, children of his father's brother, with whom
he would like to establish contact.

I have suggested that he carefully review the birth
certificate. Then using the 1920 and 1930 US Census,
the 1925 NY Census as well as NYC directories, he
should try to locate the birth family. At the same
time, he should look in the 1920 and 1930 US Census in
West Virginia to see what was recorded about his
father. The results of these searches will then
determine what might be done next.

Here are my questions:

Where does one go to find information about interstate
adoptions? [I "googled" and looked at sites for about
1 hour, but nothing really fit the needs of this
situation.]

Could this have been an official adoption? Or just a
"shift the child in the family" event? In 1915 could
children just appear in various locations without any
documented explanation of their origins?

In 1980 could an individual obtain his original,
unaltered birth certificate if he were adopted?

Weren't birth certificates altered to show the adopted
parents as the "real" parents?

If all parties are deceased, are the records still
sealed? I recognize that the descendents of the
sibling[s] of this child might be shocked to learn of
his existence. On the other hand, they might be
looking for him, themselves.

TIA for your guidance and a Happy New Year!
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

not applicable to this posting but-
seaching for family from: Vatra Dornei, Wiznitz,
Putila, Kolomyya, Jablonów, Pechenezhin, Buchach,
Sanok, Tyrawa Woloska, Rachnita, Zawadka, Krzywcza,
Kutno, Pinsk, Lyubashevo


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen United States Adoption Resources #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Fellow Genners,

I have searched the info files and the Discussion
Group Archives and cannot find any pertinent
information re: adoption. I turn to you for advise
and some suggestions regarding Interstate Adoption in
the US, an area with which I am totally unfamiliar.

Last night, my friend's husband revealed that his
father, b. 1915 d. 1980, had been adopted shortly
after birth. The grandparents, residing in NYC
[possibly Queens] could not afford this [2nd] child.
There was an alleged older brother. This [2nd] child
was adopted by a family in West Virginia. Bubemises
imply that they were relatives. He grew up in West
Virginia, never seeing his natural family again.

The natural father was a Kohan, thus making the
adopted child a Kohan and my friend's husband one as
well. The adoption was never really spoken about,
other than to transmit the knowledge of Kohan status.
Evidently, the adopting family was not Kohanim.

Upon the death of my friend's husband's mother, he
found his father's birth certificate among family
papers. Somehow this NYC birth certificate shows the
natural parents names, which were very common Jewish
names. My friend's husband believes that he must have
cousins, children of his father's brother, with whom
he would like to establish contact.

I have suggested that he carefully review the birth
certificate. Then using the 1920 and 1930 US Census,
the 1925 NY Census as well as NYC directories, he
should try to locate the birth family. At the same
time, he should look in the 1920 and 1930 US Census in
West Virginia to see what was recorded about his
father. The results of these searches will then
determine what might be done next.

Here are my questions:

Where does one go to find information about interstate
adoptions? [I "googled" and looked at sites for about
1 hour, but nothing really fit the needs of this
situation.]

Could this have been an official adoption? Or just a
"shift the child in the family" event? In 1915 could
children just appear in various locations without any
documented explanation of their origins?

In 1980 could an individual obtain his original,
unaltered birth certificate if he were adopted?

Weren't birth certificates altered to show the adopted
parents as the "real" parents?

If all parties are deceased, are the records still
sealed? I recognize that the descendents of the
sibling[s] of this child might be shocked to learn of
his existence. On the other hand, they might be
looking for him, themselves.

TIA for your guidance and a Happy New Year!
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA

not applicable to this posting but-
seaching for family from: Vatra Dornei, Wiznitz,
Putila, Kolomyya, Jablonów, Pechenezhin, Buchach,
Sanok, Tyrawa Woloska, Rachnita, Zawadka, Krzywcza,
Kutno, Pinsk, Lyubashevo


Josef FREUND #general

Linda Berkowitz <e-berkowitz@...>
 

I am searching for relatives of Josef FREUND, who lived in Chicago in
the late 1800s. He was the witness for several of my relatives when
they became citizens in the 1880s. I believe that Josef was related to
a Moritz FREUND who died in Bohemia. Moritz's wife was a Babette WEISS;
they had three kids, Henry, Joseph, and Hermine.

I'm not sure if there is a connection, but an Alois FREUND >from Tabor,
Bohemia married another relative.

Linda Berkowitz
Northbrook, IL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Josef FREUND #general

Linda Berkowitz <e-berkowitz@...>
 

I am searching for relatives of Josef FREUND, who lived in Chicago in
the late 1800s. He was the witness for several of my relatives when
they became citizens in the 1880s. I believe that Josef was related to
a Moritz FREUND who died in Bohemia. Moritz's wife was a Babette WEISS;
they had three kids, Henry, Joseph, and Hermine.

I'm not sure if there is a connection, but an Alois FREUND >from Tabor,
Bohemia married another relative.

Linda Berkowitz
Northbrook, IL


GREENBERG papers of intent #general

Sandra Yoder
 

In searching for Greenberg relatives, I requested and received some intents
for naturalization that I can't use. If you need them, let me know and I'll
send them to you at no cost:
Esther - born Warsaw, Poland on 4/17/1898 - a fur finisher - arrived NYC 1/24/1917
Pauline - born Warsaw, Poland on 9/10/1902 - an examiner - arrived NYC 6/8/1927
Paula - born Odessa on7/25/1881 - housewife - arrived NYC 4/3/1906 - husband Isaac
Sandra Yoder
Goshen IN


Looking for Itzhag Eizig EDLITZ in Israel #general

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking for Mr. Yitzhag Eizig EDLITZ in Israel!

Any information would be appreciate(
e-mail,phone-number or fax number)

Thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen GREENBERG papers of intent #general

Sandra Yoder
 

In searching for Greenberg relatives, I requested and received some intents
for naturalization that I can't use. If you need them, let me know and I'll
send them to you at no cost:
Esther - born Warsaw, Poland on 4/17/1898 - a fur finisher - arrived NYC 1/24/1917
Pauline - born Warsaw, Poland on 9/10/1902 - an examiner - arrived NYC 6/8/1927
Paula - born Odessa on7/25/1881 - housewife - arrived NYC 4/3/1906 - husband Isaac
Sandra Yoder
Goshen IN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Itzhag Eizig EDLITZ in Israel #general

Andres Carciente
 

I am looking for Mr. Yitzhag Eizig EDLITZ in Israel!

Any information would be appreciate(
e-mail,phone-number or fax number)

Thanks,

Andres Carciente
Budapest


Searching submitters of Pages of Testimony BRITSHTEIN, BAR DIN, Sprintza LEVIN #general

Pierre KOGAN
 

I found in the Pages of Testimony >from Yad Vashem
3 submitters, relatives of EIGEL, who perished in the Shoa.
(it was also the name of my paternal grandmother, born in Odessa)

Mrs BRITSHTEIN,
address rehov Haganim XX Haifa (Israel)
(submitting for EIGEL, ROZENSHTEIN) in oct. 2002

BAR DIN
Varnenskaya street XX Odessa, Ukraine submitter of EIGEL in nov. 1992
perhaps named Flora BAR DIN, working at Amdocs, living in Petach Tikva
about 1997 at the same time as her mother-in-law emmigrated to Israel.

Shprintza LEVIN 1956, living also in Israel
submitting Yehoshua EIGEL

I would appreciate any information.
Thank you.
Pierre KOGAN
67000 Strasbourg
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching submitters of Pages of Testimony BRITSHTEIN, BAR DIN, Sprintza LEVIN #general

Pierre KOGAN
 

I found in the Pages of Testimony >from Yad Vashem
3 submitters, relatives of EIGEL, who perished in the Shoa.
(it was also the name of my paternal grandmother, born in Odessa)

Mrs BRITSHTEIN,
address rehov Haganim XX Haifa (Israel)
(submitting for EIGEL, ROZENSHTEIN) in oct. 2002

BAR DIN
Varnenskaya street XX Odessa, Ukraine submitter of EIGEL in nov. 1992
perhaps named Flora BAR DIN, working at Amdocs, living in Petach Tikva
about 1997 at the same time as her mother-in-law emmigrated to Israel.

Shprintza LEVIN 1956, living also in Israel
submitting Yehoshua EIGEL

I would appreciate any information.
Thank you.
Pierre KOGAN
67000 Strasbourg
France


Jewish Cemetery, Washington State #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Could anyone tell me if there is a Jewish Cemetery in Bremerton, Kitsap,
Washington, USA? If not, please could you tell me the nearest?

Thank you.

With best wishes for a healthy and happy 2005.

Rosemary Wenzerul
dandr@wenzeds.freeserve.co.uk
Researching: BARNETT, BENJAMIN, DEFRIES, GOLDSTON, MOLEN/VANDERMOLEN, MYERS,
NUNES-MARTINES/MARTIN and WENZERUL

MODERATOR NOTE: If you receive an answer that is not listed in the IAJGS list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/washstate.html, please fill out
(or ask your informant to fill out) and submit the survey at
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/instructions/neesurvey.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Cemetery, Washington State #general

Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
 

Could anyone tell me if there is a Jewish Cemetery in Bremerton, Kitsap,
Washington, USA? If not, please could you tell me the nearest?

Thank you.

With best wishes for a healthy and happy 2005.

Rosemary Wenzerul
dandr@wenzeds.freeserve.co.uk
Researching: BARNETT, BENJAMIN, DEFRIES, GOLDSTON, MOLEN/VANDERMOLEN, MYERS,
NUNES-MARTINES/MARTIN and WENZERUL

MODERATOR NOTE: If you receive an answer that is not listed in the IAJGS list at
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/washstate.html, please fill out
(or ask your informant to fill out) and submit the survey at
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/instructions/neesurvey.html


Miriam BLANKSTEIN (Israel) & Moritz KLAWER (Chile) #general

Primpark <primpark@...>
 

I am currently trying to trace two people who submitted Pages of Testimony to
Yad Vashem in 1995 and 1996. Their names are Miriam BLANKSTEIN, who lives in
Carmiel, Israel, and her brother, Moritz KLAWER, >from Santiago, Chile.

I would be extremely grateful for any help in contacting these people.

Many thanks in advance - and please respond privately.

Jonathan Newman,
Leeds, England
Primpark@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Miriam BLANKSTEIN (Israel) & Moritz KLAWER (Chile) #general

Primpark <primpark@...>
 

I am currently trying to trace two people who submitted Pages of Testimony to
Yad Vashem in 1995 and 1996. Their names are Miriam BLANKSTEIN, who lives in
Carmiel, Israel, and her brother, Moritz KLAWER, >from Santiago, Chile.

I would be extremely grateful for any help in contacting these people.

Many thanks in advance - and please respond privately.

Jonathan Newman,
Leeds, England
Primpark@aol.com


Morris WEISS>Russia>Paris>Brooklyn #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am finding that the name Morris WEISS is like John Smith.
I searching for the family of the Morris WEISS that started out in Russia then
went to Paris then to Brooklyn New York. I think his final resting place was
the Workman's Circle home in the Bronx. I believe he was still alive in the
late 1970s.
Morris was best friends with my late grandfather Sam SIMONOWITZ.
Locating Morris's family hopefully, will assist me to in naming the town my
grandfather was >from and other family information.
Thank-you,
Irene Swedroe Ca.
irswed@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Morris WEISS>Russia>Paris>Brooklyn #general

IRSWED <irswed@...>
 

Dear Genners,
I am finding that the name Morris WEISS is like John Smith.
I searching for the family of the Morris WEISS that started out in Russia then
went to Paris then to Brooklyn New York. I think his final resting place was
the Workman's Circle home in the Bronx. I believe he was still alive in the
late 1970s.
Morris was best friends with my late grandfather Sam SIMONOWITZ.
Locating Morris's family hopefully, will assist me to in naming the town my
grandfather was >from and other family information.
Thank-you,
Irene Swedroe Ca.
irswed@aol.com


New Messages on "Wall of Honor" #germany

GerSig@...
 

New additons to the "Wall of Honor" at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors0.html

include a "get well" note to Werner A. "Bud" Strauss, a long-time GerSIG
member. I received a note >from one of Bud's daughters telling of his recent
illness. She said that Mr. Strauss enjoys reading email printouts that
she brings to his hospital room.

For privacy reasons we can't post contact information to the list but it can
possibly be located using the SIG or JGDG search engines.

It's not too late to add YOUR messages to the JewishGen Wall of Honor
during the 2004 tax year. Donations to JewishGen are tax deductable in the
USA and Canada. Those donations help pay for the computer equipment needed to
keep the GerSIG Forum and GerSIG website up and running.

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator


German SIG #Germany New Messages on "Wall of Honor" #germany

GerSig@...
 

New additons to the "Wall of Honor" at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors0.html

include a "get well" note to Werner A. "Bud" Strauss, a long-time GerSIG
member. I received a note >from one of Bud's daughters telling of his recent
illness. She said that Mr. Strauss enjoys reading email printouts that
she brings to his hospital room.

For privacy reasons we can't post contact information to the list but it can
possibly be located using the SIG or JGDG search engines.

It's not too late to add YOUR messages to the JewishGen Wall of Honor
during the 2004 tax year. Donations to JewishGen are tax deductable in the
USA and Canada. Those donations help pay for the computer equipment needed to
keep the GerSIG Forum and GerSIG website up and running.

John Paul Lowens, GerSig Coordinator


Re: Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Personally. I find it inconceivable that anyone should want to sell
such a document as a card posted >from Theresienstadt on the open
market. Even if it's of no personal value, it is of value to a keeper
of records, such as the Yad Vashem or a Jewish communal organisation.
I have seen a vast collection in the Jewish museum in Vienna of
unclaimed family judaica - menorahs, tzetaka boxes, wine cups etc;
the remnants of families that are no more.

Happy (goyishe) New Year.

Robert Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au
Searching:
NOWAK - Moravia,Austria
EISINGER - Moravia - >
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia, Poland
NAGEL - Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia

*******

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2004 7:15 PM
To: Austria-Czech SIG
Subject: [austriaczech] Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer


snip>>>>>
On Sept 10th 2004, I wrote <Links to our family
history turn up in surprising places, so it is a good
idea to check regularly on a well-known internet
auction site [this cannot be named because of its
commercial nature] just in case any vital family
mementos appear serendipitously and are auctioned to
strangers. You can register keyword on this site and
you will be notified every time they appear. I
regularly check Vienna and collectables and omit some
word to narrow down the number of articles. Today for
instance, I found a postcard which might be of
interest to one our members:

The card was sent >from Theresienstadt by detainee Anna
ERMES to Erich & Gret[h]e BREUER in Vienna, on 1 Feb
1944. Their address is given as that of the IKG:
2-4 Seitenstettengasse, Vienna 1.>

snip>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer #austria-czech

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Personally. I find it inconceivable that anyone should want to sell
such a document as a card posted >from Theresienstadt on the open
market. Even if it's of no personal value, it is of value to a keeper
of records, such as the Yad Vashem or a Jewish communal organisation.
I have seen a vast collection in the Jewish museum in Vienna of
unclaimed family judaica - menorahs, tzetaka boxes, wine cups etc;
the remnants of families that are no more.

Happy (goyishe) New Year.

Robert Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@iinet.net.au
Searching:
NOWAK - Moravia,Austria
EISINGER - Moravia - >
FINKELSTEIN - Galicia, Poland
NAGEL - Austria
KRAUTERBLUTH - ? Galicia

*******

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2004 7:15 PM
To: Austria-Czech SIG
Subject: [austriaczech] Judenrat, Vienna - Erich and Grete Breuer


snip>>>>>
On Sept 10th 2004, I wrote <Links to our family
history turn up in surprising places, so it is a good
idea to check regularly on a well-known internet
auction site [this cannot be named because of its
commercial nature] just in case any vital family
mementos appear serendipitously and are auctioned to
strangers. You can register keyword on this site and
you will be notified every time they appear. I
regularly check Vienna and collectables and omit some
word to narrow down the number of articles. Today for
instance, I found a postcard which might be of
interest to one our members:

The card was sent >from Theresienstadt by detainee Anna
ERMES to Erich & Gret[h]e BREUER in Vienna, on 1 Feb
1944. Their address is given as that of the IKG:
2-4 Seitenstettengasse, Vienna 1.>

snip>>>>>>>>>>>>
--
No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
Version: 7.0.296 / Virus Database: 265.6.5 - Release Date: 26/12/2004