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Re: Gen 101 what to do with SSNs? #general

Seg420@...
 

I have no experience with the Numident (see below) as I always have ordered
the copy of the original--I like having a piece of history, a piece of the
real person.

The Application form (SS-5) contains spaces for the following information:
full name, full name at birth, (including maiden name), present mailing
address, age at last birthday, date of birth, place of birth (city, county,
state), father's full name "regardless of whether living or dead", mother's full
name (including maiden name) "regardless of whether living or dead", sex, race,
"ever applied for SS#/railroad retirement before?", current employer's name
and address, date signed, applicant's signature.

Assuming that the person filling out the application knew all of the above
information and wrote it accurately, this form can be very helpful. I have
found errors--sometimes people didn't know certain things about themselves, or
knew something that was inaccurate, or someone else filled out the form for
them.

Social Security Applications can be ordered by writing a letter to:

Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings Operations
FOIA Workgroup
300 N. Greene St.
P.O. Box 33022
Baltimore, MD 21290
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request

Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

I am writing this request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.
section 552. I hereby request a copy of the SS-5 Application for Social
Security Card or a corresponding NUMIDENT printout (see below) for the following
individual:
Name______________________
SS#_______________________
Birth date___________________
Death date__________________

This individual is deceased, having been listed in the Social Security
Administration's Death Master File. I understand the fee for this service is
$27 for copy of original SS-5 application OR $16 for a copy of an abbrieviated
NUMIDENT printout when the Social Security Number is provided. I am
requesting a (circle one: SS-5 copy OR NUMIDENT printout). Included is a check
for $____ made out to the Social Security Administration to cover any
administrative costs required by this request.

Please respond to my request upon receipt of this initial correspondence.
Thank you for your attention and assistance.

Sincerely,
Name
Address
Daytime Phone #

***
Good luck!
Susi Godfrey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Gen 101 what to do with SSNs? #general

Seg420@...
 

I have no experience with the Numident (see below) as I always have ordered
the copy of the original--I like having a piece of history, a piece of the
real person.

The Application form (SS-5) contains spaces for the following information:
full name, full name at birth, (including maiden name), present mailing
address, age at last birthday, date of birth, place of birth (city, county,
state), father's full name "regardless of whether living or dead", mother's full
name (including maiden name) "regardless of whether living or dead", sex, race,
"ever applied for SS#/railroad retirement before?", current employer's name
and address, date signed, applicant's signature.

Assuming that the person filling out the application knew all of the above
information and wrote it accurately, this form can be very helpful. I have
found errors--sometimes people didn't know certain things about themselves, or
knew something that was inaccurate, or someone else filled out the form for
them.

Social Security Applications can be ordered by writing a letter to:

Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings Operations
FOIA Workgroup
300 N. Greene St.
P.O. Box 33022
Baltimore, MD 21290
Re: Freedom of Information Act Request

Dear Freedom of Information Officer,

I am writing this request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.
section 552. I hereby request a copy of the SS-5 Application for Social
Security Card or a corresponding NUMIDENT printout (see below) for the following
individual:
Name______________________
SS#_______________________
Birth date___________________
Death date__________________

This individual is deceased, having been listed in the Social Security
Administration's Death Master File. I understand the fee for this service is
$27 for copy of original SS-5 application OR $16 for a copy of an abbrieviated
NUMIDENT printout when the Social Security Number is provided. I am
requesting a (circle one: SS-5 copy OR NUMIDENT printout). Included is a check
for $____ made out to the Social Security Administration to cover any
administrative costs required by this request.

Please respond to my request upon receipt of this initial correspondence.
Thank you for your attention and assistance.

Sincerely,
Name
Address
Daytime Phone #

***
Good luck!
Susi Godfrey


Yiddish translation help please #general

Jean Block <jbretired@...>
 

I have a postcard received by Isaac Bosco, Lafayette Indiana, in 1946
from Palestine. The sender appears to be Shfiron, perhaps first
initial T. Can anyone help with this translation?
many thanks. Jean Block, Columbus OH

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5602


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish translation help please #general

Jean Block <jbretired@...>
 

I have a postcard received by Isaac Bosco, Lafayette Indiana, in 1946
from Palestine. The sender appears to be Shfiron, perhaps first
initial T. Can anyone help with this translation?
many thanks. Jean Block, Columbus OH

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5602


Memorial de la Shoah, Paris #general

Basile Ginger <bginger@...>
 

In addition to Eve Line Blum's posting dating >from 7 Feb 2005 (Subject:
Wall of Names), I would like to point out that the search engine which
allows to find a person among the 76,000 names engraved on the Wall of
Names contains many errors, due to the huge amount of work associated with
its elaboration. But more than once the engraved names and dates are
correct, although the search engine shows the contrary. The database which
shows up is a work in progress.

Basile Ginger, CGJ
(Cercle de Genealogie Juive, International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memorial de la Shoah, Paris #general

Basile Ginger <bginger@...>
 

In addition to Eve Line Blum's posting dating >from 7 Feb 2005 (Subject:
Wall of Names), I would like to point out that the search engine which
allows to find a person among the 76,000 names engraved on the Wall of
Names contains many errors, due to the huge amount of work associated with
its elaboration. But more than once the engraved names and dates are
correct, although the search engine shows the contrary. The database which
shows up is a work in progress.

Basile Ginger, CGJ
(Cercle de Genealogie Juive, International JGS in Paris)
http://www.genealoj.org


research informations : LISIECKI family #general

PatrickLisiecki@...
 

Hello,
I research informations on Lisiecki Family (or synonyms...),in this part of the
world:
Poland, Wielkopolski, poznan, Lubon, Zabikowo...
At first glance, have you some informations of this surnanme (Lisiecki), in this
country?
My father is war orphan ...
Thank's for your respons.
See you soon.
Patrick Lisiecki.

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enhanced if you register the name you are searching for in
the JewishGen Family Finder. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen research informations : LISIECKI family #general

PatrickLisiecki@...
 

Hello,
I research informations on Lisiecki Family (or synonyms...),in this part of the
world:
Poland, Wielkopolski, poznan, Lubon, Zabikowo...
At first glance, have you some informations of this surnanme (Lisiecki), in this
country?
My father is war orphan ...
Thank's for your respons.
See you soon.
Patrick Lisiecki.

MODERATOR NOTE: Chances of success in your research will be greatly
enhanced if you register the name you are searching for in
the JewishGen Family Finder. Go to www.jewishgen.org/jgff


re SCHNEIDERMAN/HORELICK #general

photo@...
 

Hallo JewishGenners

I am trying to get in touch with an Arnold L. HORELICK Researcher Code 40562
in connection with his researching the family SCHNEIDERMAN/SHNEIDERMAN of
Chesniki in Latvia. I, too , am researching the same name family of
Chesniki and Juangelgava (spelling) previously known as Friederichstad and
Niara, Courland, Latvia.

Anne Lapedus Brest (ex Dublin, Ireland, Sandton South Africa
researching LAPEDUS (Vieksniai, Lithuania), KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania)
KARLIN (Zagera, Lithuania) MARCUS (Ackmene, Lithuania) KLAPMAN (Ackmene,
Lithuania) , ORKIN (Zagera, Lithuania) ORKIN ( Yaneshik/Yoniskis)
Lithuania, MIRRELSON (Kourland, Latvia and Kurshan, Lithuania) S(C)HILLMAN
(Kreutzburg/Krustpils, Latvia) BREST (Bauska, Latvia) NOVGOROD
(Yaneshik/Joniskis , Alte Zagera, Lithuania) CHEIN (Unknown), CHAVKIN
(unknown), SCHNEIDERMAN/SHNEIDERMAN (Chesniki, Juangelgava, Latvia).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re SCHNEIDERMAN/HORELICK #general

photo@...
 

Hallo JewishGenners

I am trying to get in touch with an Arnold L. HORELICK Researcher Code 40562
in connection with his researching the family SCHNEIDERMAN/SHNEIDERMAN of
Chesniki in Latvia. I, too , am researching the same name family of
Chesniki and Juangelgava (spelling) previously known as Friederichstad and
Niara, Courland, Latvia.

Anne Lapedus Brest (ex Dublin, Ireland, Sandton South Africa
researching LAPEDUS (Vieksniai, Lithuania), KAHN (Vieksniai, Lithuania)
KARLIN (Zagera, Lithuania) MARCUS (Ackmene, Lithuania) KLAPMAN (Ackmene,
Lithuania) , ORKIN (Zagera, Lithuania) ORKIN ( Yaneshik/Yoniskis)
Lithuania, MIRRELSON (Kourland, Latvia and Kurshan, Lithuania) S(C)HILLMAN
(Kreutzburg/Krustpils, Latvia) BREST (Bauska, Latvia) NOVGOROD
(Yaneshik/Joniskis , Alte Zagera, Lithuania) CHEIN (Unknown), CHAVKIN
(unknown), SCHNEIDERMAN/SHNEIDERMAN (Chesniki, Juangelgava, Latvia).


Do you recognise the stamp? #general

ben.forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Can anyone tell me what the Manchester Education Committee
was? I have only heard of them in relation to the hardcore
man united fans group trying to stop the take over of
manchester united by Malcolm Glazer. but the name must
have some historical significance as this document was
stamped by a same named organisation in 1911.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5611

thanks

Ben Forman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Do you recognise the stamp? #general

ben.forman <ben.forman@...>
 

Hi Genners

Can anyone tell me what the Manchester Education Committee
was? I have only heard of them in relation to the hardcore
man united fans group trying to stop the take over of
manchester united by Malcolm Glazer. but the name must
have some historical significance as this document was
stamped by a same named organisation in 1911.

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=5611

thanks

Ben Forman


Re: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs? #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

When I received my grandfather's SSN application, it listed the maiden
name of his mother. Up until that time, I had thought that Chasse
"Martha" who had married David LEVINSON also had the maiden name of
Levinson, since that was what was written on her tombstone. However, it
turned out that the tombstone had been in such bad condition that
cousins had replaced it and no one knew her actual maiden name. The
stone mason read it as Levinson. Thanks to my gf's application for
social security, I found out that it was LIEBERTHAL.

Martha [who was named for Chasse] Lev-Zion
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs? #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

When I received my grandfather's SSN application, it listed the maiden
name of his mother. Up until that time, I had thought that Chasse
"Martha" who had married David LEVINSON also had the maiden name of
Levinson, since that was what was written on her tombstone. However, it
turned out that the tombstone had been in such bad condition that
cousins had replaced it and no one knew her actual maiden name. The
stone mason read it as Levinson. Thanks to my gf's application for
social security, I found out that it was LIEBERTHAL.

Martha [who was named for Chasse] Lev-Zion
Israel


Re: What to do with SSNs? #general

Ken Meyerson <br0nxl1ng@...>
 

Hello, Micah

SSDI records can be a rich source of information in the areas that you
described. JG has an excellent info file on this topic, and here is the
link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/us-ssa.txt

For the single-surname project I am working on, SSDI data has proved
invaluable in filling in many missing pieces, and in my view is well
worth pursuing. I wish you the best in your research efforts.

My Best,
Ken Meyerson

Researching KIPNIS, everywhere, anywhere.
Visit our website at http://www.kipnis.org

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs?
From: "S. Micah Salb" <msalb@...>

I have a few relatives for whom I've found Social Security Numbers from
SS Death Records. But I haven't found any use for these SSNs. How can I use
SSNs to advance to other information, such as place of birth and parent names
and immigration data and so on?

Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: What to do with SSNs? #general

Ken Meyerson <br0nxl1ng@...>
 

Hello, Micah

SSDI records can be a rich source of information in the areas that you
described. JG has an excellent info file on this topic, and here is the
link:

http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/us-ssa.txt

For the single-surname project I am working on, SSDI data has proved
invaluable in filling in many missing pieces, and in my view is well
worth pursuing. I wish you the best in your research efforts.

My Best,
Ken Meyerson

Researching KIPNIS, everywhere, anywhere.
Visit our website at http://www.kipnis.org

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Gen 101: What to do with SSNs?
From: "S. Micah Salb" <msalb@...>

I have a few relatives for whom I've found Social Security Numbers from
SS Death Records. But I haven't found any use for these SSNs. How can I use
SSNs to advance to other information, such as place of birth and parent names
and immigration data and so on?

Micah Salb
Washington, D.C.


Re: My Faceless Grandfather/How to get grandmother's picture? #belarus

Lynne Shapiro <lynneshap@...>
 

Jeff and Group,

I am in the same boat re: my grandmother, Lena CHAIT, nee: KABUSCHETSKI
(various spellings, but all family members changed that to KAPLAN after
her marriage), originally >from Lyskovo, which is now in Belarus. I have
never seen her picture, though I am named after her. I had thought of
asking this same question, though I would probably have done so with the
general discussion group, only it came up here first. I visit my
grandmother's grave every year, and there are no photos on it (I've never
seen a photo on a Jewish tombstone, but apparently there are some.) She
came to the U.S. late in 1905 to join her husband, my grandfather, never
attended school in the U.S., never became a U.S. citizen. To my
knowledge, she never belonged to a synagogue. As I recall, the only
organization I heard she was involved in was a group that raised funds
for orphans, but I don't know its name; I think I have somewhere, can't
lay my hands on it right now, the surname of the woman who led the group,
which was in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. My grandmother
had three children, born between 1909 and 1914, and when they were still
quite young, she was incapacitated by a stroke and became an invalid.
She died in 1934, just before her eldest daughter was married.

I doubt she ever had a U.S. passport. Is there any way to know for sure?
Would it be in the info. files? I have not checked her name out with
the N.Y. Times, but though she lived in N.Y.C., I'd say the odds are
quite slim that she was ever mentioned there. Any other ideas? One
thing that occurred to me, strangely enough, after reading Jeff's
question, is that there could have been a picture taken at a family
event, such as a sibling's or niece's wedding. I don't think in those
days poor Jewish immigrant families hired photographers who went around
from table to table and captured on film everyone at the event. But does
anyone know to what extent photos were taken at family events >from the
end of WWI to the early 1930s? The photo would have to be labelled,
however, because I don't know of anyone alive now who would be able to
identify her >from such a photo.

When I read my grandmother's Ellis Island manifest, it occurred to me
that she may not have wanted her photo taken - because she had probably
had a stroke before she even came to the U.S. She had "hemiplegia",
which is defined in my Random House dictionary as a paralysis of one side
of the body. But I have never seen a photo taken before the 1940s of her
husband, my grandfather, either. And I know of just one photo of the
children when they were young. They were poor and photos were probably
just not a priority. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, I'd like to
hear them.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: My Faceless Grandfather/How to get grandmother's picture? #belarus

Lynne Shapiro <lynneshap@...>
 

Jeff and Group,

I am in the same boat re: my grandmother, Lena CHAIT, nee: KABUSCHETSKI
(various spellings, but all family members changed that to KAPLAN after
her marriage), originally >from Lyskovo, which is now in Belarus. I have
never seen her picture, though I am named after her. I had thought of
asking this same question, though I would probably have done so with the
general discussion group, only it came up here first. I visit my
grandmother's grave every year, and there are no photos on it (I've never
seen a photo on a Jewish tombstone, but apparently there are some.) She
came to the U.S. late in 1905 to join her husband, my grandfather, never
attended school in the U.S., never became a U.S. citizen. To my
knowledge, she never belonged to a synagogue. As I recall, the only
organization I heard she was involved in was a group that raised funds
for orphans, but I don't know its name; I think I have somewhere, can't
lay my hands on it right now, the surname of the woman who led the group,
which was in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. My grandmother
had three children, born between 1909 and 1914, and when they were still
quite young, she was incapacitated by a stroke and became an invalid.
She died in 1934, just before her eldest daughter was married.

I doubt she ever had a U.S. passport. Is there any way to know for sure?
Would it be in the info. files? I have not checked her name out with
the N.Y. Times, but though she lived in N.Y.C., I'd say the odds are
quite slim that she was ever mentioned there. Any other ideas? One
thing that occurred to me, strangely enough, after reading Jeff's
question, is that there could have been a picture taken at a family
event, such as a sibling's or niece's wedding. I don't think in those
days poor Jewish immigrant families hired photographers who went around
from table to table and captured on film everyone at the event. But does
anyone know to what extent photos were taken at family events >from the
end of WWI to the early 1930s? The photo would have to be labelled,
however, because I don't know of anyone alive now who would be able to
identify her >from such a photo.

When I read my grandmother's Ellis Island manifest, it occurred to me
that she may not have wanted her photo taken - because she had probably
had a stroke before she even came to the U.S. She had "hemiplegia",
which is defined in my Random House dictionary as a paralysis of one side
of the body. But I have never seen a photo taken before the 1940s of her
husband, my grandfather, either. And I know of just one photo of the
children when they were young. They were poor and photos were probably
just not a priority. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, I'd like to
hear them.

Lynne Shapiro
Western Mass.


Books by Society for the History of CZ Jews #austria-czech

Vitdoc@...
 

Several people have written to me privately with questions
about the books written many years ago by the Society for the
History of CZ Jews, so I am sending this to the entire group as
it might be of interest. The first volume was published in 1968.
The third in 1984. The last review was published in 1993.
There were six in all and I don't have copies of all of them.
Rabbi Patz and his assistant Lesly Cohen can be reached at their
synagogue in New Jersey. The phone number at one time was: 973 239-2333.
They may have some books left but these books are also often
available >from libraries. I am not sure about the Reviews which are
more like journals. Online book selling websites may have used
copies. On my website <www.czechtorah.org >is one story >from
Volume 3 written by Joseph Pick, The Story of the CZ Srolls.
I was given permission to reproduce it on my web site. It will give
you an idea of what type of stories the books have in them. The articles
in the books were written after the war and many who wrote were survivors.
They covered a variety of subjects like holocaust, history, art,
music and the economy as they related to the CZ Jews. These
articles were written by some of the following: Hana Volavkova,
Guido Kisch, Hugo Stransky, Gertrude Hirschler, Avigdor Dagan,
Theodore Rabb, Oskar Rabinowicz, Kurt Wehle, Wilma Iggers, and
Erich Kulka to name a few. I am sure there are others on the SIG
who have these books or have read them.

Susan Boyer LA CA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Books by Society for the History of CZ Jews #austria-czech

Vitdoc@...
 

Several people have written to me privately with questions
about the books written many years ago by the Society for the
History of CZ Jews, so I am sending this to the entire group as
it might be of interest. The first volume was published in 1968.
The third in 1984. The last review was published in 1993.
There were six in all and I don't have copies of all of them.
Rabbi Patz and his assistant Lesly Cohen can be reached at their
synagogue in New Jersey. The phone number at one time was: 973 239-2333.
They may have some books left but these books are also often
available >from libraries. I am not sure about the Reviews which are
more like journals. Online book selling websites may have used
copies. On my website <www.czechtorah.org >is one story >from
Volume 3 written by Joseph Pick, The Story of the CZ Srolls.
I was given permission to reproduce it on my web site. It will give
you an idea of what type of stories the books have in them. The articles
in the books were written after the war and many who wrote were survivors.
They covered a variety of subjects like holocaust, history, art,
music and the economy as they related to the CZ Jews. These
articles were written by some of the following: Hana Volavkova,
Guido Kisch, Hugo Stransky, Gertrude Hirschler, Avigdor Dagan,
Theodore Rabb, Oskar Rabinowicz, Kurt Wehle, Wilma Iggers, and
Erich Kulka to name a few. I am sure there are others on the SIG
who have these books or have read them.

Susan Boyer LA CA