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(US) Resolution Passes Senate Apologizing for 1907 Expatriation Act #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Several weeks ago I posted about a US Senate resolution apologizing for the
1907 Expatriation Act when American-born women lost their US citizenship
when they married a foreigner. The Senate Resolution-402 by Senator Al
Franken (D-MN) passed the Senate on May 14.

To read the resolution go to:
http://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/sres402/BILLS-113sres402ats.pdf

To read the Los Angeles Times article go to:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-senate-apology-20140516-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Resolution Passes Senate Apologizing for 1907 Expatriation Act #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Several weeks ago I posted about a US Senate resolution apologizing for the
1907 Expatriation Act when American-born women lost their US citizenship
when they married a foreigner. The Senate Resolution-402 by Senator Al
Franken (D-MN) passed the Senate on May 14.

To read the resolution go to:
http://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/sres402/BILLS-113sres402ats.pdf

To read the Los Angeles Times article go to:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-senate-apology-20140516-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New England Historic and Genealogical Society #general

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

If anyone is going to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society to
do research, I have two very quick items to check in the bound volumes of
Births and Marriages.

Please contact me at vera.finberg@verizon.net for the exact details.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

BLOOMGARDEN, Kilbartai, Lithuania; ROSENSCHEIN/ROSS, Pruzhany? Belarus,
Boston; THIEBEN,rousinov, Czech Republic; BONDY, Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Czech
Republic


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New England Historic and Genealogical Society #general

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

If anyone is going to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society to
do research, I have two very quick items to check in the bound volumes of
Births and Marriages.

Please contact me at vera.finberg@verizon.net for the exact details.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

BLOOMGARDEN, Kilbartai, Lithuania; ROSENSCHEIN/ROSS, Pruzhany? Belarus,
Boston; THIEBEN,rousinov, Czech Republic; BONDY, Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Czech
Republic


reverse immigration? #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania reverse immigration? #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


Re: Ship Records and Jewish names #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Jennifer Ellen Kaufman wrote on 16 mei 2014 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
I've officially gone crazy. haha. Ive been searching for my great
grandfather and great grandmother with no luck whatsoever. He put on his
naturalization forms that he didn't know the name of the ship but that
he came through Hamburg in 1897. He had the birth dates of a couple of
his kids wrong. He said he came under the name of Maz Kaufman. His wife
Dora came over later with their daughter Anna...but I can't find them
either. I know their next child was born in New York in 1900 and my
grandfather was born in New York in 1902. I'm sure after searching for a
long time that none of the three came over here under the name of Kaufman.
Could be written [or transcribed] differently:

Kauffman, Kaufmann, Kauffmann, Kofman ...

for instance a[n other] Mazces Kofman:

First Name: Mazces
Last Name: Kofman
Ethnicity: Russia, Russian
Last Place of Residence: Lipkany
Date of Arrival: Jan 09, 1902
Age at Arrival: 11y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Rotterdam
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Holland
Manifest Line Number: 0023

I don't know how else to find them so that I can keep going back.
Any suggestions on where I might try and find any other names they may
have traveled under? Thanks!
"Through Hamburg" could mean taking a boat to [Kingston-upon-]Hull
or Grimsby and than >from Southampton or Liverpool to NY or even Canada.

<http://www.exodus2013.co.uk/tag/grimsby/>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ship Records and Jewish names #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Jennifer Ellen Kaufman wrote on 16 mei 2014 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
I've officially gone crazy. haha. Ive been searching for my great
grandfather and great grandmother with no luck whatsoever. He put on his
naturalization forms that he didn't know the name of the ship but that
he came through Hamburg in 1897. He had the birth dates of a couple of
his kids wrong. He said he came under the name of Maz Kaufman. His wife
Dora came over later with their daughter Anna...but I can't find them
either. I know their next child was born in New York in 1900 and my
grandfather was born in New York in 1902. I'm sure after searching for a
long time that none of the three came over here under the name of Kaufman.
Could be written [or transcribed] differently:

Kauffman, Kaufmann, Kauffmann, Kofman ...

for instance a[n other] Mazces Kofman:

First Name: Mazces
Last Name: Kofman
Ethnicity: Russia, Russian
Last Place of Residence: Lipkany
Date of Arrival: Jan 09, 1902
Age at Arrival: 11y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Rotterdam
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Holland
Manifest Line Number: 0023

I don't know how else to find them so that I can keep going back.
Any suggestions on where I might try and find any other names they may
have traveled under? Thanks!
"Through Hamburg" could mean taking a boat to [Kingston-upon-]Hull
or Grimsby and than >from Southampton or Liverpool to NY or even Canada.

<http://www.exodus2013.co.uk/tag/grimsby/>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


Germanovici, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna, Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany #general

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Litvak Researchers,

If you are searching in the Disna area and are not a member of our Research
Group its worth dropping me a line.

We have discovered new material >from 1819 - 1829 as well as material held in
Polish archives >from 1929-1939.

One new file is being transcribed right now and we have plans to transcribe
more.

Looking forward to hearing >from you,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Disna District Research Group
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Germanovici, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna, Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany #general

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Litvak Researchers,

If you are searching in the Disna area and are not a member of our Research
Group its worth dropping me a line.

We have discovered new material >from 1819 - 1829 as well as material held in
Polish archives >from 1929-1939.

One new file is being transcribed right now and we have plans to transcribe
more.

Looking forward to hearing >from you,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Disna District Research Group
salinger@kfar-ruppin.org.il


(Scotland) BBC Scotland Database on Scottish Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives During WWII #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

To mark the 69th anniversary of VE Day in Europe, BBC Scotland has gathered
data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during
the Second World War. The database provides details on 21,740 Scots killed
between 1939 and 1947. In actuality the number of Scots war dead is much
larger than that. The BBC Scotland searched the database of the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx), but due to
discrepancies in the manner of data collection, not all deceased's next of
kin were contacted for information. You can search the database by putting
terms in the search field such as surname or regiment. You can also order
the question data by clicking on a specific column header. The database is
displayed by county, surname, forename, date of death, age, rank, regiment,
unit, country and cemetery. I did search with "Jewish sounding names" and
did receive "hits" in return. The Scottish deceased World War II dead can
be found worldwide-->from Albania to Zimbabwe. To search the database go to:
http://marcellison.com/bbc/war_dead/war_dead_db/ Access is free and open to
all.

Thank you to Scotland'sPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) for alerting us
to this new online database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Scotland) BBC Scotland Database on Scottish Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives During WWII #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

To mark the 69th anniversary of VE Day in Europe, BBC Scotland has gathered
data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during
the Second World War. The database provides details on 21,740 Scots killed
between 1939 and 1947. In actuality the number of Scots war dead is much
larger than that. The BBC Scotland searched the database of the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx), but due to
discrepancies in the manner of data collection, not all deceased's next of
kin were contacted for information. You can search the database by putting
terms in the search field such as surname or regiment. You can also order
the question data by clicking on a specific column header. The database is
displayed by county, surname, forename, date of death, age, rank, regiment,
unit, country and cemetery. I did search with "Jewish sounding names" and
did receive "hits" in return. The Scottish deceased World War II dead can
be found worldwide-->from Albania to Zimbabwe. To search the database go to:
http://marcellison.com/bbc/war_dead/war_dead_db/ Access is free and open to
all.

Thank you to Scotland'sPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) for alerting us
to this new online database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Barcelona Refugee Card for Jenny LEVI/LEVY #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello GerSIGgers!

I posted this message to the general JewishGen list and was encouraged to post
it here as well.
 
I have previously posted about my search to learn the fate of my great Aunt Jenny
and many of you have sent me useful information, helping to move my search
along, inch by inch. Thank you so much!
 
Jenny (nee FRANKENTHALER, Feb 25, 1898, Untereisenheim) moved to Frankfurt
in 1939 with her husband Ludwig LEVI/LEVY and I have lost any definitive trail of
her after that (she is not in the Gedenkbuch), although I have a record suggesting
that Ludwig was killed in 1942 in Majdanek (I can't confirm this yet, since I don't
have his birthdate and there were many Ludwig LEVI/LEVYs).

Are there any experts out there on the Barcelona DP/Refugee Cards >from the
"Munich, Vienna and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards,
1943-1959 (JDC)" database?

I found a Refugee Card (Card no. 558) for a Jenny LEVY who was detained in
Gerona and then Barcelona, Spain (presumably after crossing the French/Spanish
border). The card indicates that she was put in the charge of the French as of
1/7/43 (which I interpret as July 1, and not January 7, based on the other dates
on the card) and the last entry on the card says "Partie Afrrique du Nord,
CRI 17/4/44", i.e., she left for North Africa on April 17, 1944, via the Red
Cross International. Unfortunately, according to the International Committee of
the Red Cross website, research for their WWII archive is suspended at least until
2016 during a conservation and scanning project.

Without access to these archives, does anyone know if there a way of tracing that
departure to North Africa to find out which specific country it went to and whether
there is an existing manifest that might indicate information about the refugee/
passenger in addition to her name (such as nationality and/or birthdate)?

Or, are there any other records relating to this group of refugees? I have also tried
contacting the JDC, but have not heard anything back yet.

Thanks in advance! Liz Hanellin, New York City liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


German SIG #Germany Barcelona Refugee Card for Jenny LEVI/LEVY #germany

Liz Hanellin
 

Hello GerSIGgers!

I posted this message to the general JewishGen list and was encouraged to post
it here as well.
 
I have previously posted about my search to learn the fate of my great Aunt Jenny
and many of you have sent me useful information, helping to move my search
along, inch by inch. Thank you so much!
 
Jenny (nee FRANKENTHALER, Feb 25, 1898, Untereisenheim) moved to Frankfurt
in 1939 with her husband Ludwig LEVI/LEVY and I have lost any definitive trail of
her after that (she is not in the Gedenkbuch), although I have a record suggesting
that Ludwig was killed in 1942 in Majdanek (I can't confirm this yet, since I don't
have his birthdate and there were many Ludwig LEVI/LEVYs).

Are there any experts out there on the Barcelona DP/Refugee Cards >from the
"Munich, Vienna and Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and Refugee Cards,
1943-1959 (JDC)" database?

I found a Refugee Card (Card no. 558) for a Jenny LEVY who was detained in
Gerona and then Barcelona, Spain (presumably after crossing the French/Spanish
border). The card indicates that she was put in the charge of the French as of
1/7/43 (which I interpret as July 1, and not January 7, based on the other dates
on the card) and the last entry on the card says "Partie Afrrique du Nord,
CRI 17/4/44", i.e., she left for North Africa on April 17, 1944, via the Red
Cross International. Unfortunately, according to the International Committee of
the Red Cross website, research for their WWII archive is suspended at least until
2016 during a conservation and scanning project.

Without access to these archives, does anyone know if there a way of tracing that
departure to North Africa to find out which specific country it went to and whether
there is an existing manifest that might indicate information about the refugee/
passenger in addition to her name (such as nationality and/or birthdate)?

Or, are there any other records relating to this group of refugees? I have also tried
contacting the JDC, but have not heard anything back yet.

Thanks in advance! Liz Hanellin, New York City liz_hanellin@yahoo.com


Alain GUGGENHEIM re WARBURG #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Alain GUGGENHEIM who posted the WARBURG
genealogy on Geneanet.
I tried to sign in but it did not work.

Neil Rosenstein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alain GUGGENHEIM re WARBURG #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact with Alain GUGGENHEIM who posted the WARBURG
genealogy on Geneanet.
I tried to sign in but it did not work.

Neil Rosenstein


Re: ZARITSKY #general

Alan Shuchat
 

I have looked all over in passenger and naturalization list for a Isaac
ZARITSKY b abt 1880 in DerHitchion Russia and died 1935 in Chicago, Cook,
Illinois. He was a rabbi...
Sonja King
According to the Jewish Communities Database, DerHitichion could be either
Derechin or Drahichyn in Belarus, or Drohiczyn, Poland. All were in Grodno
guberniya in the Russian Empire. (Two towns in Bessarabia / Romania also
came up in a search.)

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: ZARITSKY #general

Alan Shuchat
 

I have looked all over in passenger and naturalization list for a Isaac
ZARITSKY b abt 1880 in DerHitchion Russia and died 1935 in Chicago, Cook,
Illinois. He was a rabbi...
Sonja King
According to the Jewish Communities Database, DerHitichion could be either
Derechin or Drahichyn in Belarus, or Drohiczyn, Poland. All were in Grodno
guberniya in the Russian Empire. (Two towns in Bessarabia / Romania also
came up in a search.)

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)


Australian naturalizations #general

philafrum
 

Dear Genners,

I'd appreciate learning how to access Australian naturalizations.

I'm searching for a Yankel/Jankiel BLACKER/BLECHER (or any variation) who
supposedly immigrated to Australia >from Lithuania around 1937.

I've found some individuals with that name (or similar) but I don't know
which one is the correct match.

How do I access Australian naturalization records? If I can search through
them, I may be able to get an appropriate match.

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
New Jersey, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Australian naturalizations #general

philafrum
 

Dear Genners,

I'd appreciate learning how to access Australian naturalizations.

I'm searching for a Yankel/Jankiel BLACKER/BLECHER (or any variation) who
supposedly immigrated to Australia >from Lithuania around 1937.

I've found some individuals with that name (or similar) but I don't know
which one is the correct match.

How do I access Australian naturalization records? If I can search through
them, I may be able to get an appropriate match.

Many thanks.

Evan Fishman
New Jersey, USA

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