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photos #general

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

Unfortunately, I know of no extant photos of my grandmother and two of my
great-grandparents, all of whom arrived in New York between 1903 and 1907.
My grandmother visited Europe at least once thereafter.
Did the US government or any local governmental agency require any personal
photos of residents or returning residents that would have then been kept
in government files?
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen photos #general

Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@...>
 

Unfortunately, I know of no extant photos of my grandmother and two of my
great-grandparents, all of whom arrived in New York between 1903 and 1907.
My grandmother visited Europe at least once thereafter.
Did the US government or any local governmental agency require any personal
photos of residents or returning residents that would have then been kept
in government files?
Irene Berman
Shoham, Israel


Re: Photos of buildings in Philadelphia? #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

Try this site for historic photographs of buildings in Philadelphia:

http://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/default.aspx

Henoch Duboff <hduboff@...>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skalo - Austria);
MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER (Grading/Gorodok Podol. and B. Aires -Argentina);
OBLETZ (Any); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk - Russia); ZEMBLE(Lushnitz - Russia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Photos of buildings in Philadelphia? #general

H Duboff
 

B"H

Try this site for historic photographs of buildings in Philadelphia:

http://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/default.aspx

Henoch Duboff <hduboff@...>
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICHNER; (Skalo - Austria);
MAILSHANKER/MELSZENKER (Grading/Gorodok Podol. and B. Aires -Argentina);
OBLETZ (Any); RAFKIN/RAVKIN (Dwinsk - Russia); ZEMBLE(Lushnitz - Russia)


Ignatz MARKOWITZ from 'Khareentch' ->Cleveland #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

I offered some assistance to a childhood friend in finding the former shtetl
of her parents. It turns out that I'm looking for a needle in a haystack,
because there are so many hits on shtetlseeker with soundalike names.
My friend pronounced the name of the town as written in the subject line
of this message, and I know that her parents lived in the Carpathian
Mountains. In fact, my friend's parents' main method of transporation in the
old country was skiing, and her late father worked for the Resistance,
carrying messages on skis to contacts at the border. After her family came
to Cleveland, her dad, a tailor, used to pick up extra cash by hiring
himself out as a ski instructor on the weekends .
I have no idea if this information is enough for anyone to venture a guess
as to the location of the shtetl; I'm a Litvak with no knowledge of this
area. Also, I don't know how the pronounciation goes on the C with the
smiling curve over it (I obviously don't even know what the accent is
called!).
Any help will be greatly appreciated. My friend travels to Eastern Europe
on a regular basis for business and would like to visit the shtetl of her
late parents, who were Survivors of Auschwitz.
Varda Epstein
Efrat Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ignatz MARKOWITZ from 'Khareentch' ->Cleveland #general

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

I offered some assistance to a childhood friend in finding the former shtetl
of her parents. It turns out that I'm looking for a needle in a haystack,
because there are so many hits on shtetlseeker with soundalike names.
My friend pronounced the name of the town as written in the subject line
of this message, and I know that her parents lived in the Carpathian
Mountains. In fact, my friend's parents' main method of transporation in the
old country was skiing, and her late father worked for the Resistance,
carrying messages on skis to contacts at the border. After her family came
to Cleveland, her dad, a tailor, used to pick up extra cash by hiring
himself out as a ski instructor on the weekends .
I have no idea if this information is enough for anyone to venture a guess
as to the location of the shtetl; I'm a Litvak with no knowledge of this
area. Also, I don't know how the pronounciation goes on the C with the
smiling curve over it (I obviously don't even know what the accent is
called!).
Any help will be greatly appreciated. My friend travels to Eastern Europe
on a regular basis for business and would like to visit the shtetl of her
late parents, who were Survivors of Auschwitz.
Varda Epstein
Efrat Israel


Re: U.S. Census Undercounts - Second Enumerations, etc. #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<rstehle@...> wrote
In an article entitled "Perspectives on Historical US Census Undercounts"
by King & Magnuson, published in the journal "Social Science History" (Vol
19, No 4, Winter 1995, pp 455-466), the authors state that the 1880
census had a 64% undercount I do not have access to this journal If
anyone can locate a copy, I would love to know the authors estimates for
other US censuses
I don't have access to the paper above but it is cited in "North Atlantic
Population Project Project Summary" http://nappdata.org/NAPP.pdf when giving
the under-enumeration as 6.4 per cent.

As a statistician and a former Census analyst 6.4% seems much more likely as
any exercise which had a 64 per cent undercount would be of little use.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


Overcounting in census #general

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Dear Genners

There has been much discussion about people who may have not been counted in
the census. I have a story that goes in the opposite direction.

At the time of the 1930 census my family lived in New York City but my
father's business took him elsewhere for periods of time so he maintained a
residence at the business site.
On April 8, the census taker visited our apartment in New York. My father
must have been away and my mother gave the family information which included
my father. On April 19 another census taker visited my father's other
residence and someone there reported on all the residents at that building.
As a result, my father is listed and counted twice in the 1930 census.

Stan
Canton, MA

Searching for: GALEMBA, GOLEMBE, GALEMBE, (all variants of spelling),
Lyachovichi, Lachwa, Lubeshov, Nobel, Pinsk, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: U.S. Census Undercounts - Second Enumerations, etc. #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<rstehle@...> wrote
In an article entitled "Perspectives on Historical US Census Undercounts"
by King & Magnuson, published in the journal "Social Science History" (Vol
19, No 4, Winter 1995, pp 455-466), the authors state that the 1880
census had a 64% undercount I do not have access to this journal If
anyone can locate a copy, I would love to know the authors estimates for
other US censuses
I don't have access to the paper above but it is cited in "North Atlantic
Population Project Project Summary" http://nappdata.org/NAPP.pdf when giving
the under-enumeration as 6.4 per cent.

As a statistician and a former Census analyst 6.4% seems much more likely as
any exercise which had a 64 per cent undercount would be of little use.


--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Overcounting in census #general

Stan Golembe <ocstan@...>
 

Dear Genners

There has been much discussion about people who may have not been counted in
the census. I have a story that goes in the opposite direction.

At the time of the 1930 census my family lived in New York City but my
father's business took him elsewhere for periods of time so he maintained a
residence at the business site.
On April 8, the census taker visited our apartment in New York. My father
must have been away and my mother gave the family information which included
my father. On April 19 another census taker visited my father's other
residence and someone there reported on all the residents at that building.
As a result, my father is listed and counted twice in the 1930 census.

Stan
Canton, MA

Searching for: GALEMBA, GOLEMBE, GALEMBE, (all variants of spelling),
Lyachovichi, Lachwa, Lubeshov, Nobel, Pinsk, New York


IAJGS Conference Deadline for early registration May 15 #austria-czech

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners:
The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line!
We are very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all
it offers. http://www.jgsny2006.org. See descriptions of the
presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, and Birds-of-a-Feather
(BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and
cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then
proceed. If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of
the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm I
also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more
information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one!

Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...


Changing name Was Tenser/Tancer family #general

henry
 

My great grandfather was a Solomon TENSER or TENCER or TANCER. He is shown
in the 1901 census in London, it gives age as 39 and place of birth given as
Poland, Russian subject.

I know he married a Miriam Metze, and they had at least three children Jack
born about 1885, Isaac born about 1899 and Morris born about 1903.
They all used variations of the surname Tenser.
snip<
At some point he changed his name to Harry Edward Saunders, I am not sure
when but would appear to be before 1919 when he married Esther Roberts,
my grandmother who was a Catholic.
This caused a split between Isaac and his parents. At some point she converted
to Judaism and they had a Jewish wedding. I am looking for any information
about the family especially why and when my grandfather Isaac changed his
name and any details about their wedding or where I might be able to find out
about the wedding.
Alan Miller <<<

It all depends on how your grandfather changed his name.
English law allows you to call yourself anything that you want (as long as
it's not for fraudulent purposes).
You just need to write a letter stating that you, Alan Miller, of 49 Bedlam
(full postal address), wish to be known henceforth as Donald Duck.
You then sign the letter using you old, Alan Miller, signature and sign
again using your new, Donald Duck, signature.
If you add your National Insurance number, this will be acceptable by Social
Security and they will use your new name on any future correspondence to
you.

The more 'official' way is to change your name by 'Deed Poll'. This requires
a Notary (usually a solicitor) to sign the form and I believe that you have
to swear that the information you have given is the truth. I don't know if
or where there is a central record of deed polls. You could ask a friendly
solicitor.

Presumably, your grandparents had a civil or church wedding first. This
ceremony would have been registered and a certificate issued. When they came
to get married in a synagogue, as they were already married, no registration
was possible. If you know which synagogue they married in, they may have a
record of this ceremony.

If you can give us the area (or better still, the address) they lived in at
the time of this ceremony, someone here may be able to point you to the
synagogue concerned.

Henry Best [London]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Conference Deadline for early registration May 15 #austria-czech

Roni Seibel Liebowitz <Roni@...>
 

Dear JewishGenners:
The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line!
We are very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all
it offers. http://www.jgsny2006.org. See descriptions of the
presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, and Birds-of-a-Feather
(BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours, courses, and
cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then
proceed. If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of
the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm I
also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more
information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one!

Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
http://www.jgsny2006.org

registration@...
Roni@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Changing name Was Tenser/Tancer family #general

henry
 

My great grandfather was a Solomon TENSER or TENCER or TANCER. He is shown
in the 1901 census in London, it gives age as 39 and place of birth given as
Poland, Russian subject.

I know he married a Miriam Metze, and they had at least three children Jack
born about 1885, Isaac born about 1899 and Morris born about 1903.
They all used variations of the surname Tenser.
snip<
At some point he changed his name to Harry Edward Saunders, I am not sure
when but would appear to be before 1919 when he married Esther Roberts,
my grandmother who was a Catholic.
This caused a split between Isaac and his parents. At some point she converted
to Judaism and they had a Jewish wedding. I am looking for any information
about the family especially why and when my grandfather Isaac changed his
name and any details about their wedding or where I might be able to find out
about the wedding.
Alan Miller <<<

It all depends on how your grandfather changed his name.
English law allows you to call yourself anything that you want (as long as
it's not for fraudulent purposes).
You just need to write a letter stating that you, Alan Miller, of 49 Bedlam
(full postal address), wish to be known henceforth as Donald Duck.
You then sign the letter using you old, Alan Miller, signature and sign
again using your new, Donald Duck, signature.
If you add your National Insurance number, this will be acceptable by Social
Security and they will use your new name on any future correspondence to
you.

The more 'official' way is to change your name by 'Deed Poll'. This requires
a Notary (usually a solicitor) to sign the form and I believe that you have
to swear that the information you have given is the truth. I don't know if
or where there is a central record of deed polls. You could ask a friendly
solicitor.

Presumably, your grandparents had a civil or church wedding first. This
ceremony would have been registered and a certificate issued. When they came
to get married in a synagogue, as they were already married, no registration
was possible. If you know which synagogue they married in, they may have a
record of this ceremony.

If you can give us the area (or better still, the address) they lived in at
the time of this ceremony, someone here may be able to point you to the
synagogue concerned.

Henry Best [London]


Re: KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 19:35:14 UTC, a.sharon@... (Alexander Sharon) opined:
"Stan Goodman" wrote

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.
Interesting that you should say that: KAWALICK is a variant of
KAWAL/KAWALSKI, meaning "SMITH" in Polish; these names are quite common.
Even if KAWALICK is uncommon, one would need to investigate the various
suffixes too, in order to be thorough. Bear in mind too that "C" is
pronounced as "TS" in Polish, which makes me think that the "C" in
"KOWALICK" is probably spurious, unless there was also a final "I".
Actualy, Polish equivalent for blacksmith is KOwalski (not KAwalski), there
are some KOwaliks, KOwalczuks, and KOwalewski.
Whoops! Sorry. Perhaps I have been speaking Hebrew for so long that I don't
even look at vowels anymore. =;-/8

Kawalik has a different meaning, mostly probably it has its origin >from the
word 'kawal' (a part)
In the distribution of surnames in modern Poland, KAwalik is shown only
twice, KOwalik over 22,000 and KOwalski over 132,000.

As to the suffix "ck" at the end of te surname as e.g. in the film maker
Stanley Kubrick (Jewish origin) or Zelnick - Zielnick, thoese are related to
the alternatives developed after imm9gration (original names were Kubrik or
Zielnik).
That is exactly what I meant by saying that the "C" is probably spurious, as
you have confirmed.

BTW, surnames ednded with "ik" are very popular amongst the Ukranian and
Slovak population.
--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 19:35:14 UTC, a.sharon@... (Alexander Sharon) opined:
"Stan Goodman" wrote

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.
Interesting that you should say that: KAWALICK is a variant of
KAWAL/KAWALSKI, meaning "SMITH" in Polish; these names are quite common.
Even if KAWALICK is uncommon, one would need to investigate the various
suffixes too, in order to be thorough. Bear in mind too that "C" is
pronounced as "TS" in Polish, which makes me think that the "C" in
"KOWALICK" is probably spurious, unless there was also a final "I".
Actualy, Polish equivalent for blacksmith is KOwalski (not KAwalski), there
are some KOwaliks, KOwalczuks, and KOwalewski.
Whoops! Sorry. Perhaps I have been speaking Hebrew for so long that I don't
even look at vowels anymore. =;-/8

Kawalik has a different meaning, mostly probably it has its origin >from the
word 'kawal' (a part)
In the distribution of surnames in modern Poland, KAwalik is shown only
twice, KOwalik over 22,000 and KOwalski over 132,000.

As to the suffix "ck" at the end of te surname as e.g. in the film maker
Stanley Kubrick (Jewish origin) or Zelnick - Zielnick, thoese are related to
the alternatives developed after imm9gration (original names were Kubrik or
Zielnik).
That is exactly what I meant by saying that the "C" is probably spurious, as
you have confirmed.

BTW, surnames ednded with "ik" are very popular amongst the Ukranian and
Slovak population.
--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form there.


New Haven #general

ms nodrog
 

To all those searching for New Haven Information..
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New
Haven, Inc. is a good source of info.
http://pages.cthome.net/hirsch/

Their web page is very outdated but it may give
you some leads.

Hope Gordon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Haven #general

ms nodrog
 

To all those searching for New Haven Information..
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New
Haven, Inc. is a good source of info.
http://pages.cthome.net/hirsch/

Their web page is very outdated but it may give
you some leads.

Hope Gordon


Jews in the Amazon #general

Thia Persoff
 

Shalom,

A friend sent me some photos with descriptions of the Amazon - Peru etc.
among them about Jewish families and their history there.
If any of you is interested, let me know and I will forward it to you.

Thia Persoff
Cambria, California.
thiap2@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jews in the Amazon #general

Thia Persoff
 

Shalom,

A friend sent me some photos with descriptions of the Amazon - Peru etc.
among them about Jewish families and their history there.
If any of you is interested, let me know and I will forward it to you.

Thia Persoff
Cambria, California.
thiap2@...