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NYC Birth Certificate Question #general

Danielle Ni Dhighe <genealogy@...>
 

I understand that in order to obtain a birth certificate >from the New
York City Department of Health, one needs the written permission of
the person the certificate is for. Does this restriction also apply
to an older birth record >from 1916?

Danielle Ni Dhighe
Tukwila, WA, USA
Reply to: <genealogy@morrigan.net>

Researching
GRUBER: Wien, Austria; New York, NY, USA
SCHREIBER: Zmigrod Nowy, Poland; New York, NY, USA


Jamno #poland

Chaim freedman
 

Seeking information about the pre-Holocaust Jewish community in Jamno, near
Lowicz, Poland.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies has recently been made
available online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska
(www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=30391). This directory contains
historical and economic information about Polish joint stock companies,
including, for most, the names of their directors and/or managers. The
directory is organized by type of business, and includes an index by
business name and an index by town. However, there is no index by personal
name, so I have made the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search.
Instructions for viewing pages of the directory containing matches to search
terms can be found in the FAQ of the search site
(www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NYC Birth Certificate Question #general

Danielle Ni Dhighe <genealogy@...>
 

I understand that in order to obtain a birth certificate >from the New
York City Department of Health, one needs the written permission of
the person the certificate is for. Does this restriction also apply
to an older birth record >from 1916?

Danielle Ni Dhighe
Tukwila, WA, USA
Reply to: <genealogy@morrigan.net>

Researching
GRUBER: Wien, Austria; New York, NY, USA
SCHREIBER: Zmigrod Nowy, Poland; New York, NY, USA


JRI Poland #Poland Jamno #poland

Chaim freedman
 

Seeking information about the pre-Holocaust Jewish community in Jamno, near
Lowicz, Poland.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il


JRI Poland #Poland 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A 1921/1922 directory of Polish joint stock companies has recently been made
available online at the Digital Library of Wielkopolska
(www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=30391). This directory contains
historical and economic information about Polish joint stock companies,
including, for most, the names of their directors and/or managers. The
directory is organized by type of business, and includes an index by
business name and an index by town. However, there is no index by personal
name, so I have made the directory searchable at www.kalter.org/search.
Instructions for viewing pages of the directory containing matches to search
terms can be found in the FAQ of the search site
(www.kalter.org/searchfaq.html).

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


intro #general

Terri Hannah <dmmcnp@...>
 

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy
research for almost 1 year. I consider myself to be a
novice in doing any part of genealogy.

I live in southern Calif. USA. My native language is
English.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names of my ggandparents, and
most of the people who married their children.

My goal is to be able to trace back our entire family
to the old county. (as far back as I can go)

My family names and towns are as follows:
CRICKSMAN/KRICKSMAN/KREIGSMAN/KRYKSMAN - Warka, Poland
to USA 1908-given name
Jacob,Isador,Leiba,Rebecca,Harry
STRAUSSMAN/STRAUSS-Warka-Warsaw, Poland USA 1910-given
name Leiba
GILLETTE-Russia-given name Harry late 1890's early 1900's
SOLDAT-Russia-given name Joseph-1905
GALINSKY-Lithuania-give name Ike- USA 1911
BLANK-Romania-given name Frank-USA 1881
COSMAN-Warka,Poland given names, Israel, Herschel,
Abram USA 1908

All of the above settled in Des Moines Iowa by the
1920's then most move to Calif.

Terri M Hannah dmmcnp@sbcglobal.net
San Pedro, CA, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen intro #general

Terri Hannah <dmmcnp@...>
 

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy
research for almost 1 year. I consider myself to be a
novice in doing any part of genealogy.

I live in southern Calif. USA. My native language is
English.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the names of my ggandparents, and
most of the people who married their children.

My goal is to be able to trace back our entire family
to the old county. (as far back as I can go)

My family names and towns are as follows:
CRICKSMAN/KRICKSMAN/KREIGSMAN/KRYKSMAN - Warka, Poland
to USA 1908-given name
Jacob,Isador,Leiba,Rebecca,Harry
STRAUSSMAN/STRAUSS-Warka-Warsaw, Poland USA 1910-given
name Leiba
GILLETTE-Russia-given name Harry late 1890's early 1900's
SOLDAT-Russia-given name Joseph-1905
GALINSKY-Lithuania-give name Ike- USA 1911
BLANK-Romania-given name Frank-USA 1881
COSMAN-Warka,Poland given names, Israel, Herschel,
Abram USA 1908

All of the above settled in Des Moines Iowa by the
1920's then most move to Calif.

Terri M Hannah dmmcnp@sbcglobal.net
San Pedro, CA, USA


still looking for relatives #general

J Wees <jreeva@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for the following descendants of my grandmother's siblings:
-sons of Klara Andreyeva >from Odessa ,
-sons of Serafima Dunaeva also >from Odessa, but son Alexander
Nikolaevich is in Kiev
-grandchildren of Chana VORGAFTIK (maiden name) married to Mordko/Mordechai
-family of Vera and Avrum VAKSMAN (nee Vorgaftik)
-grandchildren of Idel Vorgaftik (Serafima's father)

Also looking for descendants of Morris and Eva SHAPIRO >from Boston,
along with a daughter possibly named Bessie.
Janet Wees
Calgary Canada


Fargotstein or Ferguson #lithuania

Marcia Goldberg <marcia.fargotstein@...>
 

My GGGF, Chewel Fargostszteyn was one of 10-12 children. My GGF
Mordecai (Mortchel) lived in Mariampole and came to the U.S. with my
grandfather early in the 20th century. They settled in Pittsburgh, PA
along with the rest of my grandfather's siblings - many of whom later
moved to California. Mordecai had 4 or 5 brothers and one sister. I
know that the sister, Mrs. Levinson, settled in Chicago. I have no
first name or husband's name. She was a part of the Mariampole
landsmanschaft in Chicago. Question #1 Does anyone know who might have
those records of their meetings and membership? Two of Mordecai's
brothers came to the United States, one settled in upper New York and
one went south. The 1880 census indicates a Jacob Fargotstein living in
Syracuse. He was 50 years old so could be Mordecai's brother, but the
name does match the names I have for his brothers. He could be
Mordecai's first cousin. The name Fargotstein does not appear in
Syracuse again. However, the 1887-1890 Syracuse city directory lists
Isaac Forgoston (a spelling adopted by one of my great-uncles). He is
not listed on the 1880 census as a son of Morris. There are stories
that the family changed its name to Ferguson. There are Fergusons in
Perth Amboy, NJ who are supposedly related to Fargotsteins. Question #2
How would someone track a name change?

I have also been told that there were Fargotsteins/Fergusons in
Cincinnati, OH at some point and that a Fargotstein/Ferguson had a
jewelry store in Montreal. That is also interesting because a
Fargotstein cousin did go to Galveston and then to Memphis TN with a
jewelry business. Question #3 Do any of our Cincinnati or Montreal
members recognize the name?

Yad Vashem's pages of testimony turned up another Fargotshtein family
who perished in Kovno. I cannot connect those names either. Testimony
was given in 1957 by nephew Dov Kahanovitz and friend Rakhel Tzvi. I
realize they may no longer be alive. Question #4 Does anyone know them
or their families?

Thank you for any leads you may have. By the way, I did get some
helpful documents >from the Lithuanian State Archives and yes, it takes
about a year.

Marcia Fargotstein Goldberg
FARGOTSZTEYN/FARGOTSTEIN - Mariampole; ZOBER/ISBER - Kovno;
NEIMAN/NEAMAN - Mariampole; GOLLOB - Bialystok; REITBORD - Bialystok


Vital Records Indexing Project - News on Pumpenai records #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

There is news regarding the VRI Project translation effort for Pumpenai.
Please see the VRI web site at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x .


Joel Ratner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen still looking for relatives #general

J Wees <jreeva@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for the following descendants of my grandmother's siblings:
-sons of Klara Andreyeva >from Odessa ,
-sons of Serafima Dunaeva also >from Odessa, but son Alexander
Nikolaevich is in Kiev
-grandchildren of Chana VORGAFTIK (maiden name) married to Mordko/Mordechai
-family of Vera and Avrum VAKSMAN (nee Vorgaftik)
-grandchildren of Idel Vorgaftik (Serafima's father)

Also looking for descendants of Morris and Eva SHAPIRO >from Boston,
along with a daughter possibly named Bessie.
Janet Wees
Calgary Canada


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fargotstein or Ferguson #lithuania

Marcia Goldberg <marcia.fargotstein@...>
 

My GGGF, Chewel Fargostszteyn was one of 10-12 children. My GGF
Mordecai (Mortchel) lived in Mariampole and came to the U.S. with my
grandfather early in the 20th century. They settled in Pittsburgh, PA
along with the rest of my grandfather's siblings - many of whom later
moved to California. Mordecai had 4 or 5 brothers and one sister. I
know that the sister, Mrs. Levinson, settled in Chicago. I have no
first name or husband's name. She was a part of the Mariampole
landsmanschaft in Chicago. Question #1 Does anyone know who might have
those records of their meetings and membership? Two of Mordecai's
brothers came to the United States, one settled in upper New York and
one went south. The 1880 census indicates a Jacob Fargotstein living in
Syracuse. He was 50 years old so could be Mordecai's brother, but the
name does match the names I have for his brothers. He could be
Mordecai's first cousin. The name Fargotstein does not appear in
Syracuse again. However, the 1887-1890 Syracuse city directory lists
Isaac Forgoston (a spelling adopted by one of my great-uncles). He is
not listed on the 1880 census as a son of Morris. There are stories
that the family changed its name to Ferguson. There are Fergusons in
Perth Amboy, NJ who are supposedly related to Fargotsteins. Question #2
How would someone track a name change?

I have also been told that there were Fargotsteins/Fergusons in
Cincinnati, OH at some point and that a Fargotstein/Ferguson had a
jewelry store in Montreal. That is also interesting because a
Fargotstein cousin did go to Galveston and then to Memphis TN with a
jewelry business. Question #3 Do any of our Cincinnati or Montreal
members recognize the name?

Yad Vashem's pages of testimony turned up another Fargotshtein family
who perished in Kovno. I cannot connect those names either. Testimony
was given in 1957 by nephew Dov Kahanovitz and friend Rakhel Tzvi. I
realize they may no longer be alive. Question #4 Does anyone know them
or their families?

Thank you for any leads you may have. By the way, I did get some
helpful documents >from the Lithuanian State Archives and yes, it takes
about a year.

Marcia Fargotstein Goldberg
FARGOTSZTEYN/FARGOTSTEIN - Mariampole; ZOBER/ISBER - Kovno;
NEIMAN/NEAMAN - Mariampole; GOLLOB - Bialystok; REITBORD - Bialystok


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vital Records Indexing Project - News on Pumpenai records #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

There is news regarding the VRI Project translation effort for Pumpenai.
Please see the VRI web site at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeol99x .


Joel Ratner


Searching Hamburg records (Re: Shipping Records - Libau and others) #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

Hello, to all.

A general note, specifically about the Hamburg records:

One can search them via http://linktoyourroots.hamburg.de/ltyr/index.html

Not all records are available; the site indicates which years have
been placed online.

One can broaden the search by use of "wildcard" characters. An
underscore _ replaces one character. For example, a search for
M_lshanker would return "Malshanker", "Melshanker", "Molshanker",
etc.

A percent sign % replaces many characters. For example, a search for
M%ker would return Mailshanker, the 3 versions I listed in the
previous paragraph, as well as "Mackler", "Moniker", etc.

By using these wildcards, it is possible to find many variations in
spelling that might be excluding records. Mind you, the fewer
characters that are included, the more results returned. It may take
you some time, but you might find names you hadn't thought of
originally.

Good luck with your search!
--
Henoch Duboff <hduboff@gmail.com>
Milwaukee, WI

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skalo - Austria); MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER
(Grading/Gorodok Podol. and Buenos Aires - Argentina); OBLETZ, ROSOFF
(Dokshytz - Belarus) ; PINTOV, FINN (Gluboko - Vilna); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk
- Russia); ZEMBLE (Lushnitz - Russia);DUBOWY (Zalocie - Austria)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Hamburg records (Re: Shipping Records - Libau and others) #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

Hello, to all.

A general note, specifically about the Hamburg records:

One can search them via http://linktoyourroots.hamburg.de/ltyr/index.html

Not all records are available; the site indicates which years have
been placed online.

One can broaden the search by use of "wildcard" characters. An
underscore _ replaces one character. For example, a search for
M_lshanker would return "Malshanker", "Melshanker", "Molshanker",
etc.

A percent sign % replaces many characters. For example, a search for
M%ker would return Mailshanker, the 3 versions I listed in the
previous paragraph, as well as "Mackler", "Moniker", etc.

By using these wildcards, it is possible to find many variations in
spelling that might be excluding records. Mind you, the fewer
characters that are included, the more results returned. It may take
you some time, but you might find names you hadn't thought of
originally.

Good luck with your search!
--
Henoch Duboff <hduboff@gmail.com>
Milwaukee, WI

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skalo - Austria); MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER
(Grading/Gorodok Podol. and Buenos Aires - Argentina); OBLETZ, ROSOFF
(Dokshytz - Belarus) ; PINTOV, FINN (Gluboko - Vilna); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk
- Russia); ZEMBLE (Lushnitz - Russia);DUBOWY (Zalocie - Austria)


Kulpe family archive question #lithuania

TomHennie@...
 

I sent a request to the Lithuanian State Archives for copies of two
vital records of the KULPE family >from Siauliai which they had
previously indicated that they held. In their response the Archives
suggested that they do a search of the family name. Is this worthwhile
taking into account the limited vital records that are available for
Siauliai? Has anyone had any luck finding out more information by
ordering a family name search >from the State Archives in Vilnius?

Thanks in advance for any information, and please reply privately.

Hennie Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ

Researching >from Siauliai: KULPE, SCHER, OLSVANGER, LOPATO, LOPATE, KRIEGER

from Lesko and Stryy: GINSBURG, MOLDAUER, KRIESBERG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Kulpe family archive question #lithuania

TomHennie@...
 

I sent a request to the Lithuanian State Archives for copies of two
vital records of the KULPE family >from Siauliai which they had
previously indicated that they held. In their response the Archives
suggested that they do a search of the family name. Is this worthwhile
taking into account the limited vital records that are available for
Siauliai? Has anyone had any luck finding out more information by
ordering a family name search >from the State Archives in Vilnius?

Thanks in advance for any information, and please reply privately.

Hennie Greenland
Scottsdale, AZ

Researching >from Siauliai: KULPE, SCHER, OLSVANGER, LOPATO, LOPATE, KRIEGER

from Lesko and Stryy: GINSBURG, MOLDAUER, KRIESBERG


Records that are hard to find #lithuania

david nathan <d.nathan1@...>
 

The anecdote about non-registration of births in Russian territories
appearsto validate a story I often heard in my younger days when
relatives said that they had no idea how old they were. It appears to
have been the custom among Jewish families not to register the births
of male children until they were several years old to help delay their
conscription into the Tsarist armies, thus keeping them at home for many
more years.

David Nathan, London, England

----- Original Message -----

1. An example of why some birth records are difficult to find


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Records that are hard to find #lithuania

david nathan <d.nathan1@...>
 

The anecdote about non-registration of births in Russian territories
appearsto validate a story I often heard in my younger days when
relatives said that they had no idea how old they were. It appears to
have been the custom among Jewish families not to register the births
of male children until they were several years old to help delay their
conscription into the Tsarist armies, thus keeping them at home for many
more years.

David Nathan, London, England

----- Original Message -----

1. An example of why some birth records are difficult to find