Date   

ViewMate interpretation request - German old script #austria-czech

fuerth.thomas@...
 

Dear SIGers,

I've posted two "cause of death" notes in German old script >from vital
records for which I need a interpretation. It is on ViewMate at the
following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM37861

and

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM37860

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Thomas F=C3=BCrth
Stockholm
Sweden


Providing Some Help with Searching 1880 Krakow Census #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Hi All,

With the addition of the the 1880 Krakow Census links within Logan
Kleinwaks's Genealogy Indexer, once again, as I did for the 1890
census, I have gone through the images to help people find their
family names a little more easily than paging through almost 1000
images. For the two websites, there were respectively 503 and 447
images. I have indicated the image number where the alphabetical
listing appears.

Just a little of a caveat: While I haven't looked at these images in
great detail, some of the first images -- i.e., the "A" pages are torn
and names are not entirely there. In the second link, I did notice
some pages appear twice, possibly one scan being brighter/easier to
read than the other.

In the first link,
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/26/str/1/1/100#tabSkany, there
are 503 images. So the numbers below indicate the first image among
the 503, where you should look for your name of interest:

A 4
B 13
C 48
D 68
E 85
F 91
G 108
H 138
(I)J 155
K 175
L 231
M 258
N 294
O 309
P 321
Q --
R 353
S 374
T 430
U 445
V 452
W 454
X 485
Y --
Z 486

In the second link,
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/27/str/1/1/100#tabSkany (447
images):

A 5
B 18
C 49
D 63
E 80
F 86
G 104
H 130
(I)J 147
K 164
L 205
M 230
N 255
O 267
P 277
Q 304
R 305
S 325
T 371
U 385
V 395
W 403
X --
Y --
Z 429

With this as a starting point, you can now proceed as Logan indicated,
to find the appropriate pages.

Good luck!

--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN in various parts of
Galicia, Poland: Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna,
Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby towns in northern
Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in
Moravska Ostrava).
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva,
Hungary; very briefly in Timisoara, Romania


follow up on Vienna emigration records #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

Several people wrote to me asking to share what I learned. I also got
a very helpful note >from Tom Weiss that pointed me in useful
directions to learn more.

Tom sent me an example Emigration Questionnaire, which was designed,
as best I can tell, to collect basic information necessary for a visa
- place and date of birth, occupation, languages one spoke, contacts
outside Austria, etc. One can request copies >from the Israelitische
Kultusgemeinde Wien (ikg-wien.at). I understand Yad Vashem also has
copies and probably also the USHMM. The questionnaires have been
available for some time.

The material that had been recommended to me at the USHMM is an
additional half million pages of supporting documents that go with the
questionnaires -- letters, visa status information, etc. This
collection is briefly described in a 2007 article in the New York
Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/02/arts/02holo.html?pagewanted=print).

The Times article suggests that the Emigration Questionnaires served
as the lead document for each emigration file. So my suggestion for
those interested is that one's first step is to get the Emigration
Questionnaire >from the IKG in Vienna to get basic genealogical
information and then, if you wish to dig further, see about getting
the larger file.

--
Craig Partridge
(non-work account -- for work issues send to craig@aland.bbn.com)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate interpretation request - German old script #austria-czech

fuerth.thomas@...
 

Dear SIGers,

I've posted two "cause of death" notes in German old script >from vital
records for which I need a interpretation. It is on ViewMate at the
following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM37861

and

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM37860

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Thomas F=C3=BCrth
Stockholm
Sweden


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Providing Some Help with Searching 1880 Krakow Census #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Hi All,

With the addition of the the 1880 Krakow Census links within Logan
Kleinwaks's Genealogy Indexer, once again, as I did for the 1890
census, I have gone through the images to help people find their
family names a little more easily than paging through almost 1000
images. For the two websites, there were respectively 503 and 447
images. I have indicated the image number where the alphabetical
listing appears.

Just a little of a caveat: While I haven't looked at these images in
great detail, some of the first images -- i.e., the "A" pages are torn
and names are not entirely there. In the second link, I did notice
some pages appear twice, possibly one scan being brighter/easier to
read than the other.

In the first link,
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/26/str/1/1/100#tabSkany, there
are 503 images. So the numbers below indicate the first image among
the 503, where you should look for your name of interest:

A 4
B 13
C 48
D 68
E 85
F 91
G 108
H 138
(I)J 155
K 175
L 231
M 258
N 294
O 309
P 321
Q --
R 353
S 374
T 430
U 445
V 452
W 454
X 485
Y --
Z 486

In the second link,
http://szukajwarchiwach.pl/29/87/0/2/27/str/1/1/100#tabSkany (447
images):

A 5
B 18
C 49
D 63
E 80
F 86
G 104
H 130
(I)J 147
K 164
L 205
M 230
N 255
O 267
P 277
Q 304
R 305
S 325
T 371
U 385
V 395
W 403
X --
Y --
Z 429

With this as a starting point, you can now proceed as Logan indicated,
to find the appropriate pages.

Good luck!

--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN in various parts of
Galicia, Poland: Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna,
Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby towns in northern
Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in
Moravska Ostrava).
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva,
Hungary; very briefly in Timisoara, Romania


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech follow up on Vienna emigration records #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

Several people wrote to me asking to share what I learned. I also got
a very helpful note >from Tom Weiss that pointed me in useful
directions to learn more.

Tom sent me an example Emigration Questionnaire, which was designed,
as best I can tell, to collect basic information necessary for a visa
- place and date of birth, occupation, languages one spoke, contacts
outside Austria, etc. One can request copies >from the Israelitische
Kultusgemeinde Wien (ikg-wien.at). I understand Yad Vashem also has
copies and probably also the USHMM. The questionnaires have been
available for some time.

The material that had been recommended to me at the USHMM is an
additional half million pages of supporting documents that go with the
questionnaires -- letters, visa status information, etc. This
collection is briefly described in a 2007 article in the New York
Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/02/arts/02holo.html?pagewanted=print).

The Times article suggests that the Emigration Questionnaires served
as the lead document for each emigration file. So my suggestion for
those interested is that one's first step is to get the Emigration
Questionnaire >from the IKG in Vienna to get basic genealogical
information and then, if you wish to dig further, see about getting
the larger file.

--
Craig Partridge
(non-work account -- for work issues send to craig@aland.bbn.com)


Re: deportations of Polish-born Jews from Germany to Bentschen/Zbaszyn #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Several messages to our list and some that I received personally
mentioned unsuccessful efforts to find Viennese Jews in Gedenkbuch.
Please note that my response last week to Peter Bein's question referred
to deportations of Polish-born Jews >from ** Germany **. Gedenkbuch
does not list Jews who lived in Austria before or during the war. Sorry if
that wasn't clear.

Renee

Renee Steinig
genmaven@gmail.com

Peter Bein <thinkbig@mindspring.com> asked:

<<On October 27, 1938 thousands of Jewish residents of Germany holding
Polish passports were deported to Poland. Has anyone seen a list of names
of those deportees?>>

and I responded in part...

<<The names of over 4,446 Jews who were deported to Bentschen (now
Zbaszyn), a Polish-German border town, appear in the German memorial
book, "Gedenkbuch: Opfer der Verfolgung der Juden unter der
nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland 1933 - 1945.">>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: deportations of Polish-born Jews from Germany to Bentschen/Zbaszyn #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

Several messages to our list and some that I received personally
mentioned unsuccessful efforts to find Viennese Jews in Gedenkbuch.
Please note that my response last week to Peter Bein's question referred
to deportations of Polish-born Jews >from ** Germany **. Gedenkbuch
does not list Jews who lived in Austria before or during the war. Sorry if
that wasn't clear.

Renee

Renee Steinig
genmaven@gmail.com

Peter Bein <thinkbig@mindspring.com> asked:

<<On October 27, 1938 thousands of Jewish residents of Germany holding
Polish passports were deported to Poland. Has anyone seen a list of names
of those deportees?>>

and I responded in part...

<<The names of over 4,446 Jews who were deported to Bentschen (now
Zbaszyn), a Polish-German border town, appear in the German memorial
book, "Gedenkbuch: Opfer der Verfolgung der Juden unter der
nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland 1933 - 1945.">>


To GerSIG ** Digest ** mode members with AOL.com email - You can request the January 28th GerSIG Digest #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Note to all - There were no GerSIG messages and no GerSIG Digest on 29 January.

There were several important messages posted on Wednesday, January 28.
A short summary appears below.

We have learned that a technical situation at AOL prevented delivery
of the Jan. 28 GerSIG Digest to subscribers who use AOL email.

If your email address is at AOL.com and you get GerSIG messages in the
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Email address. The copy will not include one URL (internet address)
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The messages posted on Jan. 28th were:

GERSIG Digest for Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

1. Re: Rheinland-Pfalz Gatermann Films?
2. FYI: Breslau civil records on line - SITE CITE
3. Re: Rheinland-Pfalz Gatermann Films? [always ask for the "Belegakten"]
4. Obermayer German Jewish History Awards 2015 in the news media
5. ViewMate Translation Request-German
6. Re: Seeking Abraham KATZENSTEIN


Re: Given Name Jacques (derived from Jacob) and Key Austro-Hungarian Dates for Jewish Integration Including Germanization of Jewish Surnames and Given Names for Slovakian Jews #germany

James
 

I appreciated the emails JewishGen members sent me with regard to the
given name Jacques. I thought I'd share a bit more background in the
hopes this information might help others. Also it might stimulate other
comments to help me and others find my current missing information (I
don't think in terms of "brick walls") for the Jewish MAYER family I'm
researching.

First, when I obtained the 1906 Berlin death record for my
William/Wilhelm MAYER (of Berlin, NYC, Vienna, Pressburg/Bratislava?;
born 1 Jan. 1834), it listed his parents as Jacques Mayer and Anna
HERZFELD. Knowing as most do that Jacques is generally considered a
French given name and reading a few articles and chapters in books
concerning the European Jews and the French revolution, I speculated
that Jacques Mayer (whose wife was born ~1799 based on her Vienna death
record) was possibly was a bit older and born in France to a Jewish
family who lent money to the royals and nobility. With the Revolution
many migrated East to Berlin. When Napolean came to Prussia many Jewish
families moved farther East to Vienna and other Eastern European cities.
That still may hold true for this the Mayer family and I'm seeking the
middle missing documentation with an open mind.

The 1897 Vienna death record of William's sibling
Caroline/Karolina/Charlotte Mayer (born ~1835; M1 Goldmann, Vienna,
1870; M2 Tutsch, Vienna, 1877) states she was born in Pressburg, now
Bratislava. Although William in his US Passport applications claims he
was born in Vienna, Austria, the good Vienna Jewish records for this
time period do not have any such record. Also this family appears to
show up in Vienna not long after the 1848 citizen riots in Europe caused
more permitted Jewish residency movement within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Unfortunately, Bratislava Archive's Jewish records (referencing FHL
MicroFiche #6414537: copy of Jordan Auslander's Index to Jewish vital
statistic records of Slovakia; Teaneck, NJ; Avotaynu 1993) exist for:
neolog Births 1872-1943, Marriages 1872-1943, Deaths:
1872-1944
orthodox " 1819-1944 " 1850-1937 "
1815-1918
orthodox index " 1841-1895 " 1852-1937 "
1873-1926, 1934-1944
& 1926-1944
but ALL are noted as "incomplete records in German, Hungarian &
Yiddish". No birth for William was found. The response >from the
Bratislava City Archive claimed they have no Jewish birth records
before 1841.

In the front of Jordan Auslander's Index to Jewish vital static records
of Slovakia, he lists some dates associated with Jewish records and
civil rights which some may find useful. They include the date when the
"Germanization" of names, both surnames and given names, started
although I found no comment about compliance. I summarize those pre-1900:

1735 Census counted 12,000 Slovkian Jews
1784 Rabbis instructed to keep Jewish birth, marriage and death register
records in German.
1787 Jews ordered to choose German surnames for taxes and the draft and
to "Germanicize their first names by January 1, 1788"
1827 Each religious community directed to keep two registers according
to set procedures.
1840 Mandated to keep birth, marriage, death records but "Jewish
compliance tempered by the absence of official recognition of citizenship."
1850 Jewish marriages recognized improving compliance for record keeping.
1851 Jewish communities required to keep "parish" registry books for
vital records improving compliance.
18(6?)7 "Hungarian Diet passes Emancipation Act granting Jews
citizenship, residence restrictions and serfdom abolished. Place names
changed to Hungarian"
18(8?)6 Jewish vital record keeping enforced, "compliance virtually
universal."
1894 "Register agenda nationalized, civil marriage introduced, along
with general freedom of religion."
1895 Civil record keeping begins; Jewish records kept in separate
categories.
(1898?) Hungary gives Jewish faith same standing as other religions.

James Castellan, Rose Valley, Pennsylvania james.castellan@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany To GerSIG ** Digest ** mode members with AOL.com email - You can request the January 28th GerSIG Digest #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator
 

Note to all - There were no GerSIG messages and no GerSIG Digest on 29 January.

There were several important messages posted on Wednesday, January 28.
A short summary appears below.

We have learned that a technical situation at AOL prevented delivery
of the Jan. 28 GerSIG Digest to subscribers who use AOL email.

If your email address is at AOL.com and you get GerSIG messages in the
Digest form you can request a copy of those messages.

Send an email to: Gersigmod@gmail.com Subject: January 28 Digest

I will send you a copy of those messages >from the GerSIG Help Desk
Email address. The copy will not include one URL (internet address)
that was in the original version. AOL blocked delivery of this
message because AOL received a complaint about some ads linked at that
one URL.

Only Digest mode subscribers with @AOL.com
E-mail addresses should reply.

The messages posted on Jan. 28th were:

GERSIG Digest for Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

1. Re: Rheinland-Pfalz Gatermann Films?
2. FYI: Breslau civil records on line - SITE CITE
3. Re: Rheinland-Pfalz Gatermann Films? [always ask for the "Belegakten"]
4. Obermayer German Jewish History Awards 2015 in the news media
5. ViewMate Translation Request-German
6. Re: Seeking Abraham KATZENSTEIN


German SIG #Germany Re: Given Name Jacques (derived from Jacob) and Key Austro-Hungarian Dates for Jewish Integration Including Germanization of Jewish Surnames and Given Names for Slovakian Jews #germany

James
 

I appreciated the emails JewishGen members sent me with regard to the
given name Jacques. I thought I'd share a bit more background in the
hopes this information might help others. Also it might stimulate other
comments to help me and others find my current missing information (I
don't think in terms of "brick walls") for the Jewish MAYER family I'm
researching.

First, when I obtained the 1906 Berlin death record for my
William/Wilhelm MAYER (of Berlin, NYC, Vienna, Pressburg/Bratislava?;
born 1 Jan. 1834), it listed his parents as Jacques Mayer and Anna
HERZFELD. Knowing as most do that Jacques is generally considered a
French given name and reading a few articles and chapters in books
concerning the European Jews and the French revolution, I speculated
that Jacques Mayer (whose wife was born ~1799 based on her Vienna death
record) was possibly was a bit older and born in France to a Jewish
family who lent money to the royals and nobility. With the Revolution
many migrated East to Berlin. When Napolean came to Prussia many Jewish
families moved farther East to Vienna and other Eastern European cities.
That still may hold true for this the Mayer family and I'm seeking the
middle missing documentation with an open mind.

The 1897 Vienna death record of William's sibling
Caroline/Karolina/Charlotte Mayer (born ~1835; M1 Goldmann, Vienna,
1870; M2 Tutsch, Vienna, 1877) states she was born in Pressburg, now
Bratislava. Although William in his US Passport applications claims he
was born in Vienna, Austria, the good Vienna Jewish records for this
time period do not have any such record. Also this family appears to
show up in Vienna not long after the 1848 citizen riots in Europe caused
more permitted Jewish residency movement within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Unfortunately, Bratislava Archive's Jewish records (referencing FHL
MicroFiche #6414537: copy of Jordan Auslander's Index to Jewish vital
statistic records of Slovakia; Teaneck, NJ; Avotaynu 1993) exist for:
neolog Births 1872-1943, Marriages 1872-1943, Deaths:
1872-1944
orthodox " 1819-1944 " 1850-1937 "
1815-1918
orthodox index " 1841-1895 " 1852-1937 "
1873-1926, 1934-1944
& 1926-1944
but ALL are noted as "incomplete records in German, Hungarian &
Yiddish". No birth for William was found. The response >from the
Bratislava City Archive claimed they have no Jewish birth records
before 1841.

In the front of Jordan Auslander's Index to Jewish vital static records
of Slovakia, he lists some dates associated with Jewish records and
civil rights which some may find useful. They include the date when the
"Germanization" of names, both surnames and given names, started
although I found no comment about compliance. I summarize those pre-1900:

1735 Census counted 12,000 Slovkian Jews
1784 Rabbis instructed to keep Jewish birth, marriage and death register
records in German.
1787 Jews ordered to choose German surnames for taxes and the draft and
to "Germanicize their first names by January 1, 1788"
1827 Each religious community directed to keep two registers according
to set procedures.
1840 Mandated to keep birth, marriage, death records but "Jewish
compliance tempered by the absence of official recognition of citizenship."
1850 Jewish marriages recognized improving compliance for record keeping.
1851 Jewish communities required to keep "parish" registry books for
vital records improving compliance.
18(6?)7 "Hungarian Diet passes Emancipation Act granting Jews
citizenship, residence restrictions and serfdom abolished. Place names
changed to Hungarian"
18(8?)6 Jewish vital record keeping enforced, "compliance virtually
universal."
1894 "Register agenda nationalized, civil marriage introduced, along
with general freedom of religion."
1895 Civil record keeping begins; Jewish records kept in separate
categories.
(1898?) Hungary gives Jewish faith same standing as other religions.

James Castellan, Rose Valley, Pennsylvania james.castellan@gmail.com


Tarnow Familes BRAND & SCHEUER #galicia

j
 

Hi Fellow Researchers

I am investigating the roots of my BRAND/SCHEUER family in Tarnow.
Does anyone else have Brand or Scheuer connections in Tarnow or the
surrounding area? My relatives are Zalman BRAND son of Pesach (Suche)
and Malke Riwke SCHEUER, who married in Tarnow in 1870 and had six
children there before immigrating to the US. The children are Rosalie,
Beatrice, Regina, Anna, Fanny, Pesach, Lena and Isador. Also of interest
is the Ungar family. Stories of Tarnow between 1859 and 1880 are of
great interest. Naturally, I will share, but my knowledge of the family is
predominantly about their early years in the US.

Thank you

Janet Marcus


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tarnow Familes BRAND & SCHEUER #galicia

j
 

Hi Fellow Researchers

I am investigating the roots of my BRAND/SCHEUER family in Tarnow.
Does anyone else have Brand or Scheuer connections in Tarnow or the
surrounding area? My relatives are Zalman BRAND son of Pesach (Suche)
and Malke Riwke SCHEUER, who married in Tarnow in 1870 and had six
children there before immigrating to the US. The children are Rosalie,
Beatrice, Regina, Anna, Fanny, Pesach, Lena and Isador. Also of interest
is the Ungar family. Stories of Tarnow between 1859 and 1880 are of
great interest. Naturally, I will share, but my knowledge of the family is
predominantly about their early years in the US.

Thank you

Janet Marcus


Eichmann Show - BBC Film #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

On 23 Jan. 2015, Tony Hausner wrote
"BBC broadcast last night: The Eichmann Show..."

The film is available at
http://www.solarmovie.is/watch-the-eichmann-show-2015.html

Gideon Hausner, the Israeli Prosecutor General, was born September 26,
1915, in Lwow (then still Lemberg). His father, Bernard Hausner, was born
1874 in Czortkow , graduated >from the rabbinical seminary in Lwow and
studied philosophy at the universities of Vienna, Prague and Berlin.
During the Polish-Bolshevik war (1918-1920) he served as Military rabbi
in the Polish Army. President of the Galician Mizrahi 1921-1925 and
Deputy in the Sejm, 1922-1927. in 1927 was appointed Commercial
Counselor to the Polish Government in Haifa then in Tel Aviv, where his
son, Gideon, started attending High School. In 1929, while still in
diplomatic post in Tel Aviv, he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the
Order of Polonia Restituta. In 1932, the Polish government appointed
him Polish Consul in Mandatory Palestine and in 1933 he became Consul
General of Poland in Mandatory Palestine. Died in Tel Aviv in 1938 but
his family decided not to return to Poland.

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy Szwietej
Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from Okopy Szwietej
Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

MODERATOR NOTE: Viewing movies on SolarMovie appears may require a
software download. Also, please note that the website contains sexual images
that may be offensive to some viewers.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Eichmann Show - BBC Film #galicia

Rivka Schirman <capitetes@...>
 

On 23 Jan. 2015, Tony Hausner wrote
"BBC broadcast last night: The Eichmann Show..."

The film is available at
http://www.solarmovie.is/watch-the-eichmann-show-2015.html

Gideon Hausner, the Israeli Prosecutor General, was born September 26,
1915, in Lwow (then still Lemberg). His father, Bernard Hausner, was born
1874 in Czortkow , graduated >from the rabbinical seminary in Lwow and
studied philosophy at the universities of Vienna, Prague and Berlin.
During the Polish-Bolshevik war (1918-1920) he served as Military rabbi
in the Polish Army. President of the Galician Mizrahi 1921-1925 and
Deputy in the Sejm, 1922-1927. in 1927 was appointed Commercial
Counselor to the Polish Government in Haifa then in Tel Aviv, where his
son, Gideon, started attending High School. In 1929, while still in
diplomatic post in Tel Aviv, he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the
Order of Polonia Restituta. In 1932, the Polish government appointed
him Polish Consul in Mandatory Palestine and in 1933 he became Consul
General of Poland in Mandatory Palestine. Died in Tel Aviv in 1938 but
his family decided not to return to Poland.

Rivka Schirman nee Moscisker
Paris, France
Searching: MOSCISKER >from Brody, Budzynin, Buczacz, Okopy Szwietej
Trojce, Krakow, Lwow), WEISSMANN and REINSTEIN >from Okopy Szwietej
Trojce (Borszczow, Tarnopol)

MODERATOR NOTE: Viewing movies on SolarMovie appears may require a
software download. Also, please note that the website contains sexual images
that may be offensive to some viewers.


Re: NYC newspapers #general

Richard
 

Subject: NYC newspapers
From: Mark Fearer <surmonk@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:22:42 -0500
snip...
Howdy - I've searched the Jewishgen info files, and wasn't
able to find an answer, although it's likely been discussed
here before, so my apologies. My question is, when our non-famous
immigrant ancestors who lived in Manhattan died, were they likely to
have an obituary in any local publications, between 1890-1940?
The Forward? It seems unlikely they would appear in the NY Times. Where - if
anywhere - might there be an obituary?

TIA
Mark Fearer


Re: New York City Newspapers

Hi Mark,

The New York Times is precisely where I have found an abundance of
obituaries for many people in my family tree and the good news is that
these obituaries have been digitised and are available through
Ancestry.com.

The period 1890 - 1940 seems to be particularly rich in obituaries,
commemorating the mightiest to the meekest!

Some obituary entries are really just death notices - while others
provide extensive and richly detailed information (married names of
daughters, grandchildren, sons/daughters in law, place of burial etc)

Large parts of my family tree data are due entirely to New York Times
obituaries.

I have absolutely no association with Ancestry.com, either directly or
indirectly, other than being a personal subscriber to their service.

Hope this helps Mark and good luck.

Richard Colburn
Chiangmai, Thailand


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC newspapers #general

Richard
 

Subject: NYC newspapers
From: Mark Fearer <surmonk@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:22:42 -0500
snip...
Howdy - I've searched the Jewishgen info files, and wasn't
able to find an answer, although it's likely been discussed
here before, so my apologies. My question is, when our non-famous
immigrant ancestors who lived in Manhattan died, were they likely to
have an obituary in any local publications, between 1890-1940?
The Forward? It seems unlikely they would appear in the NY Times. Where - if
anywhere - might there be an obituary?

TIA
Mark Fearer


Re: New York City Newspapers

Hi Mark,

The New York Times is precisely where I have found an abundance of
obituaries for many people in my family tree and the good news is that
these obituaries have been digitised and are available through
Ancestry.com.

The period 1890 - 1940 seems to be particularly rich in obituaries,
commemorating the mightiest to the meekest!

Some obituary entries are really just death notices - while others
provide extensive and richly detailed information (married names of
daughters, grandchildren, sons/daughters in law, place of burial etc)

Large parts of my family tree data are due entirely to New York Times
obituaries.

I have absolutely no association with Ancestry.com, either directly or
indirectly, other than being a personal subscriber to their service.

Hope this helps Mark and good luck.

Richard Colburn
Chiangmai, Thailand


David Priever z"l #general

Renee Steinig
 

I am sorry to share the sad news of the untimely death of JewishGenner
David Joel Priever, 54. A native New Yorker, David died on Saturday,
Jan. 24, while in Los Angeles, where he was buried on Wednesday. He is
survived by his son Saul and his father Bernard. (Some of you may
remember seeing Saul at summer conferences years back, in a stroller.)

David's JewishGen number -- 1489 -- speaks to his longtime interest in
genealogy. And the signature on his email messages -- "Kindness costs
not a cent..." -- reflects the generosity he showed to many
JewishGenners, helping them obtain New York City school records and
other documents.

In the late 90s, David worked on a project to record the burials at
New York City's Mokom Sholom, Bayside, and Acacia cemeteries. These
burials are on JOWBR as are more than 3,700 records that David
submitted for 17 cemeteries in Monticello, Liberty and surrounding
communities.

May his memory be for a blessing and may his good work inspire us all.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David Priever z"l #general

Renee Steinig
 

I am sorry to share the sad news of the untimely death of JewishGenner
David Joel Priever, 54. A native New Yorker, David died on Saturday,
Jan. 24, while in Los Angeles, where he was buried on Wednesday. He is
survived by his son Saul and his father Bernard. (Some of you may
remember seeing Saul at summer conferences years back, in a stroller.)

David's JewishGen number -- 1489 -- speaks to his longtime interest in
genealogy. And the signature on his email messages -- "Kindness costs
not a cent..." -- reflects the generosity he showed to many
JewishGenners, helping them obtain New York City school records and
other documents.

In the late 90s, David worked on a project to record the burials at
New York City's Mokom Sholom, Bayside, and Acacia cemeteries. These
burials are on JOWBR as are more than 3,700 records that David
submitted for 17 cemeteries in Monticello, Liberty and surrounding
communities.

May his memory be for a blessing and may his good work inspire us all.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com

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