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Research guide for FOIA #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hello Genners:

This basic guide...Using the Freedom of Information Act to Obtain Genealogy
Records http://www.researchguides.net/foia.htm is a very good source for
FOIA. Other genealogy sites to search are located in this website as well.

Happy searching.

Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@...
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia; Bronx and
Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,
NY;
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY;
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research guide for FOIA #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hello Genners:

This basic guide...Using the Freedom of Information Act to Obtain Genealogy
Records http://www.researchguides.net/foia.htm is a very good source for
FOIA. Other genealogy sites to search are located in this website as well.

Happy searching.

Joanie

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@...
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia; Bronx and
Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn,
NY;
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY;
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


Katzevman and Ari Azati #ukraine

Nina Kossman <nina@...>
 

Hello,

I would like to know if any of the JewishGenners know, or can help me find
the whereabouts, of the following people in Israel: Katzevman and Ari(e)
Azati. Arie Azati wrote a Yad Vashem Testimony Page for Boris Kokel, my
grandmother's brother, in 1955. Katzevman (no first name given in the Page)
also wrote a Yad Vashem Page for Boris Kokel, in 1957. Boris Kokel's dates
of birth in the two pages differ (1895 in Arie Azati's and 1900 in
Katzevman's) but I think it's the same person (born in Rovno,
Ukraine/Poland). Both forms are in Hebrew, so I figure the submitters must
live (or have lived) in Israel. Please contact me if you know their
whereabouts--or whether they're still alive. Thanks.

Nina Kossman (New York)
nina@...
researching: Kokel, Kosman, Konstorum, Brenson (Brennsohn), Berenson,
Shternberg.


RIVKA Katzevman #ukraine

Nina Kossman <nina@...>
 

Hi,
I've just found out (>from another Yad Vashem form) the first name of
Katzevman: Rivka. Could you please add it to the email I sent earlier this
evening? (the one entitled Katzevman and Ari Azati) Without the first name
it would be much harder to identify and locate the person. Thanks!

Nina Kossman
nina@...


Re: Bessarabia vs Bazar #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

I have family (Barankin) that came >from Bazar, which is a small village
north of Kiev.

Check Shtetl Seeker on JewishGen.

Alan Rosen


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Katzevman and Ari Azati #ukraine

Nina Kossman <nina@...>
 

Hello,

I would like to know if any of the JewishGenners know, or can help me find
the whereabouts, of the following people in Israel: Katzevman and Ari(e)
Azati. Arie Azati wrote a Yad Vashem Testimony Page for Boris Kokel, my
grandmother's brother, in 1955. Katzevman (no first name given in the Page)
also wrote a Yad Vashem Page for Boris Kokel, in 1957. Boris Kokel's dates
of birth in the two pages differ (1895 in Arie Azati's and 1900 in
Katzevman's) but I think it's the same person (born in Rovno,
Ukraine/Poland). Both forms are in Hebrew, so I figure the submitters must
live (or have lived) in Israel. Please contact me if you know their
whereabouts--or whether they're still alive. Thanks.

Nina Kossman (New York)
nina@...
researching: Kokel, Kosman, Konstorum, Brenson (Brennsohn), Berenson,
Shternberg.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RIVKA Katzevman #ukraine

Nina Kossman <nina@...>
 

Hi,
I've just found out (>from another Yad Vashem form) the first name of
Katzevman: Rivka. Could you please add it to the email I sent earlier this
evening? (the one entitled Katzevman and Ari Azati) Without the first name
it would be much harder to identify and locate the person. Thanks!

Nina Kossman
nina@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Bessarabia vs Bazar #ukraine

Alan H. Rosen
 

I have family (Barankin) that came >from Bazar, which is a small village
north of Kiev.

Check Shtetl Seeker on JewishGen.

Alan Rosen


Re: BAZAR #ukraine

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

There is more than one Bazar. It is not a country. My family came >from the
Bazar located north of Kiev near Ovruch. There is also another one in
Galicia. Check on Jewishgen's shtetl seekers for the coordinates.

Jackye Sullins
San Diego

Dear Genners,
On my grandmother's and mother's manifest it
states that they came >from "BAZAR." Is this the
same place as "BESSARABIA?" Is Bazar in the
Ukraine?
Please respond to msnodrog@...

Thanks in advance,
Channah


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: BAZAR #ukraine

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

There is more than one Bazar. It is not a country. My family came >from the
Bazar located north of Kiev near Ovruch. There is also another one in
Galicia. Check on Jewishgen's shtetl seekers for the coordinates.

Jackye Sullins
San Diego

Dear Genners,
On my grandmother's and mother's manifest it
states that they came >from "BAZAR." Is this the
same place as "BESSARABIA?" Is Bazar in the
Ukraine?
Please respond to msnodrog@...

Thanks in advance,
Channah


LIPSHITZ-SHAPIRO #general

Bernie and Sherri Lipman <bersher@...>
 

I am looking for LIPSHITZ's >from Brest Litovsk and SHAPIRO's >from
Kamenets Podolsk, both in Russia
Thanks, Bernard M. Lipman

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not done so already, you may also
search the JewishGen Family Finder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
to find others who researching the same surnames and places. If you
create your own entry as well, using the "enter/modify" option, you will
make your information available to other researchers who will then be
able to find you.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LIPSHITZ-SHAPIRO #general

Bernie and Sherri Lipman <bersher@...>
 

I am looking for LIPSHITZ's >from Brest Litovsk and SHAPIRO's >from
Kamenets Podolsk, both in Russia
Thanks, Bernard M. Lipman

MODERATOR NOTE: If you have not done so already, you may also
search the JewishGen Family Finder at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/
to find others who researching the same surnames and places. If you
create your own entry as well, using the "enter/modify" option, you will
make your information available to other researchers who will then be
able to find you.


MUSHIN, FAGELMAN, FEGELMAN, FEIGELMAN #general

Annette Stolberg <annettes@...>
 

Genners,

am completely stumped, stymied, mired, and frustrated at not able to
trace my grandparents, Hyman FAGELMAN, FOGELMAN, FEIGELMAN,
or FEGELMAN, wife Lena, and son Samuel >from Doschitsy. All last
name spellings have appeared on various census records. The 1910
census has them living in Boston. However, they allegedly immigrated
in 1901. I can find Leal Fegelman, with Efraim and Shepsa,
traveling on the Vaderland, leaving >from Dokshitzy, arriving in March
1902, being met by husband Chaim Fegelman, at 292 Cherry St in New
York City. My Lena and Hyman fegelman were at that same address,
with son Sam at that time.

Though Leal is close to Leah, I don't think she belonged to me, as
there was no mention of Samuel Fegelman on that manifest.
In 1910, the family was living in Boston.On the 1910 census, Hyman
had a PA written in the column asking whether or not the resident was
a citizen. I don't know if he naturalized himself and son Sam, or if
uncle became a citizen on his own, because Hyman deserted his family
after 1910. My grandmother was listed as an Alien in the '20 and '30
censuses. Will it be possible for me to get a copy of her Alien
registration to find family information and how she came to the states?

I would also like to ask the names of Jewish Aid Societies and
orphanages in Boston at that time, and if there are any remnants of
these organizations functioning today.

Thank you,
Annette Stolberg
Rochester, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MUSHIN, FAGELMAN, FEGELMAN, FEIGELMAN #general

Annette Stolberg <annettes@...>
 

Genners,

am completely stumped, stymied, mired, and frustrated at not able to
trace my grandparents, Hyman FAGELMAN, FOGELMAN, FEIGELMAN,
or FEGELMAN, wife Lena, and son Samuel >from Doschitsy. All last
name spellings have appeared on various census records. The 1910
census has them living in Boston. However, they allegedly immigrated
in 1901. I can find Leal Fegelman, with Efraim and Shepsa,
traveling on the Vaderland, leaving >from Dokshitzy, arriving in March
1902, being met by husband Chaim Fegelman, at 292 Cherry St in New
York City. My Lena and Hyman fegelman were at that same address,
with son Sam at that time.

Though Leal is close to Leah, I don't think she belonged to me, as
there was no mention of Samuel Fegelman on that manifest.
In 1910, the family was living in Boston.On the 1910 census, Hyman
had a PA written in the column asking whether or not the resident was
a citizen. I don't know if he naturalized himself and son Sam, or if
uncle became a citizen on his own, because Hyman deserted his family
after 1910. My grandmother was listed as an Alien in the '20 and '30
censuses. Will it be possible for me to get a copy of her Alien
registration to find family information and how she came to the states?

I would also like to ask the names of Jewish Aid Societies and
orphanages in Boston at that time, and if there are any remnants of
these organizations functioning today.

Thank you,
Annette Stolberg
Rochester, NY


Re: KALICH of Tzfat and Ustrzyki Dolne / Istrik #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

"Yaron Pedhazur" <yarpd@...> wrote

I am re-researching my KALICH / KALECH family roots.

The family came originally >from Istryk / Ustrzyki
Dolne (Galicia, now in Poland, 49 26' 22 35') - the
first was Yeshaya Sholomo Zalman KALICH who was
son-in-law of the town Rebbe, Yissacahr Berish BER,
and son of Moshe Yosef KALICH. YS"Z died in Tzfat in
1879. As he was son-in-law of the town's Rav, I don't
really know if he was originally >from Istryk. I think
he may have immigrated to Tzfat also just after the
Montifiory census, so I cannot find there his birth
place.

When I look into the JRI-Poland index, I mainly see
KALICH in Lublin and its surroundings. thus far, I
coul not see the relation, and there are no records
from Istrik to help.
Yaron,

You have listed Kalich and Kalech. Why don't you try to use Kalech for a
change - there are several listed in JRI-P Przemysl database (Ustrzyki Dolne
were administered by Przemysl Rabbanut).
One need to exercise a bit more 'savlanut' while researching.
There are possibilities:
- search by using Soundex system
- expand search to all Galicia, not only Lwow region
- consider that the researched person parents were not 'legally' married
(e.g. did not registered with the civic authorities, and this was a regular
"parasha" in Galicia). In this event child will appear under mother's family
name
- missing record (e.g.. books destroyed, damaged in water).

Good luck with your search,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: KALICH of Tzfat and Ustrzyki Dolne / Istrik #general

Alexander Sharon
 

"Yaron Pedhazur" <yarpd@...> wrote

I am re-researching my KALICH / KALECH family roots.

The family came originally >from Istryk / Ustrzyki
Dolne (Galicia, now in Poland, 49 26' 22 35') - the
first was Yeshaya Sholomo Zalman KALICH who was
son-in-law of the town Rebbe, Yissacahr Berish BER,
and son of Moshe Yosef KALICH. YS"Z died in Tzfat in
1879. As he was son-in-law of the town's Rav, I don't
really know if he was originally >from Istryk. I think
he may have immigrated to Tzfat also just after the
Montifiory census, so I cannot find there his birth
place.

When I look into the JRI-Poland index, I mainly see
KALICH in Lublin and its surroundings. thus far, I
coul not see the relation, and there are no records
from Istrik to help.
Yaron,

You have listed Kalich and Kalech. Why don't you try to use Kalech for a
change - there are several listed in JRI-P Przemysl database (Ustrzyki Dolne
were administered by Przemysl Rabbanut).
One need to exercise a bit more 'savlanut' while researching.
There are possibilities:
- search by using Soundex system
- expand search to all Galicia, not only Lwow region
- consider that the researched person parents were not 'legally' married
(e.g. did not registered with the civic authorities, and this was a regular
"parasha" in Galicia). In this event child will appear under mother's family
name
- missing record (e.g.. books destroyed, damaged in water).

Good luck with your search,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab., Canada


Salt Lake City - A trip to the Candy Store - Dec. 3, Miami, FL #general

Barbara Musikar
 

Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 10 AM sharp

Salt Lake City -- A trip to the Candy Store
under the guidance of world-renowned Jewish genealogists, Gary Mokotoff and
Eileen Polakoff
Joan Parker and Carole Pivnik will report on their experiences and successes
during a week of research at the Family History Library
and explain how to use the FHL's resources and collection of Jewish records
to research your ancestry

Gesher Galicia and Jewish Genealogy Society Regional Meeting in NYC
Arye Barkai will report on the following presentations at the Fall meeting
and the results of his own DNA testing
* Unusual Resources in Western Galicia - Peter Jassem
* The Revival of Jewish Culture in Poland - Peter Jassem
* The Museum of the History of Polish Jews - Michael Berkowicz

Barbara Musikar will report on Daniel Mendelsohn's presentation of his book,
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million

Also prepare some genealogical questions that you would like to have solved
by our experts

Chanukah Gift Exchange among members (remember to bring a gift worth about
$5.00)
Refreshments will be served

-------
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 305-76-4000
Bring picture ID. Parking entrance at rear of building.
For more information please contact Barbara Musikar 305-868-9226 or <
bar945@... >

*** Future Meeting Dates - Mark Your Calendars ***
Thursday, December 28 - special speaker: Judith Frazin - 19th-Century
Polish-Language Records
Sunday, January 7 - Jewish Genealogy Workshop
Monday, January 8 - special speaker: Stephen Denker - My Family in Cuba
Sunday, February 4, March 11, April 1, May 6, June 3 - topics & speakers to
be announced

Bette Mas
VP-Membership
Editor-Family Finder
Email Coordinator
JGSGM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Salt Lake City - A trip to the Candy Store - Dec. 3, Miami, FL #general

Barbara Musikar
 

Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 10 AM sharp

Salt Lake City -- A trip to the Candy Store
under the guidance of world-renowned Jewish genealogists, Gary Mokotoff and
Eileen Polakoff
Joan Parker and Carole Pivnik will report on their experiences and successes
during a week of research at the Family History Library
and explain how to use the FHL's resources and collection of Jewish records
to research your ancestry

Gesher Galicia and Jewish Genealogy Society Regional Meeting in NYC
Arye Barkai will report on the following presentations at the Fall meeting
and the results of his own DNA testing
* Unusual Resources in Western Galicia - Peter Jassem
* The Revival of Jewish Culture in Poland - Peter Jassem
* The Museum of the History of Polish Jews - Michael Berkowicz

Barbara Musikar will report on Daniel Mendelsohn's presentation of his book,
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million

Also prepare some genealogical questions that you would like to have solved
by our experts

Chanukah Gift Exchange among members (remember to bring a gift worth about
$5.00)
Refreshments will be served

-------
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 305-76-4000
Bring picture ID. Parking entrance at rear of building.
For more information please contact Barbara Musikar 305-868-9226 or <
bar945@... >

*** Future Meeting Dates - Mark Your Calendars ***
Thursday, December 28 - special speaker: Judith Frazin - 19th-Century
Polish-Language Records
Sunday, January 7 - Jewish Genealogy Workshop
Monday, January 8 - special speaker: Stephen Denker - My Family in Cuba
Sunday, February 4, March 11, April 1, May 6, June 3 - topics & speakers to
be announced

Bette Mas
VP-Membership
Editor-Family Finder
Email Coordinator
JGSGM


Seinai Internal Passport Records, 1919-1940 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The Seinai Internal Passport Records, 1919-1940 are in the process of being
translated into English. In order to complete the translation of all of the
records, funding is needed. Individual donations of a minimum of $100 will
receive an Excel spreadsheet containing all of the Seinai Internal Passport
Records.

There are many advantages to seeing all of the records, in one spreadsheet,
as opposed to searching for a surname in a database. Having the Excel file
allows researchers to sort the data by various fields, as well as to find a
name they may have forgotten they were even looking for or, an ancestor they
did not know existed.

One column in the Excel spreadsheet is titled, "PLACE OF BIRTH".
Some of the main towns listed are, Seinai, Lazdijai, Kapciamiestis,
Jurbarkas, Varena, Seirijai, Veisejai, Leipalingis, and small villages
and estates in the Seinai Uyezd.

Even though the Internal Passport Database is hosted by JewishGen, the
records will also be added to the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database (ALD).
However, these records will not be added to the LitvakSIG ALD for nine or
ten months, so that is another reason to make a donation now and receive
all of the records.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/HTML/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LitvakSIG, inc., ., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194

Contribution forms may be faxed to 717/815-0082. Be sure and mention that
your donation is for the Seinai Internal Passport records and include your
name and email address.

Howard Margol
Coordinator, Lithuania Internal Passport Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Seinai Internal Passport Records, 1919-1940 #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

The Seinai Internal Passport Records, 1919-1940 are in the process of being
translated into English. In order to complete the translation of all of the
records, funding is needed. Individual donations of a minimum of $100 will
receive an Excel spreadsheet containing all of the Seinai Internal Passport
Records.

There are many advantages to seeing all of the records, in one spreadsheet,
as opposed to searching for a surname in a database. Having the Excel file
allows researchers to sort the data by various fields, as well as to find a
name they may have forgotten they were even looking for or, an ancestor they
did not know existed.

One column in the Excel spreadsheet is titled, "PLACE OF BIRTH".
Some of the main towns listed are, Seinai, Lazdijai, Kapciamiestis,
Jurbarkas, Varena, Seirijai, Veisejai, Leipalingis, and small villages
and estates in the Seinai Uyezd.

Even though the Internal Passport Database is hosted by JewishGen, the
records will also be added to the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database (ALD).
However, these records will not be added to the LitvakSIG ALD for nine or
ten months, so that is another reason to make a donation now and receive
all of the records.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/HTML/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LitvakSIG, inc., ., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194

Contribution forms may be faxed to 717/815-0082. Be sure and mention that
your donation is for the Seinai Internal Passport records and include your
name and email address.

Howard Margol
Coordinator, Lithuania Internal Passport Project