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New ROM-SIG Project - Iasi County Records Project #general

RobertW252@...
 

ROM-SIG is proud and excited to announce another new project. We are in the
process of obtaining birth, marriage and death records >from the following towns in
Iasi Judet (County). If you have roots in any of these places now is your
opportunity to help yourself, as well as many others in the ROM-SIG, now and in
the future!

Bivolari --- Births, marriages and deaths - unknown at this time as no index
available
Harlau --- Births, marriages and deaths 1867-1908
Iasi --- Births, marriages and deaths 1865-1910
Lespezi --- Births, marriages and deaths 1870 and other years
Pascani --- Births, marriages and deaths 1867 and other years
Podu Iloaiei --- Births, marriages and deaths 1868 and other years
Raducaneni --- Births, marriages and deaths - unknown at this time as no
index available
Tirgu Frumos --- Births, marriages and deaths - unknown at this time as no
index available
Other towns as we discover what records are in the archives. The only Index that
exists is for the City of Iasi.

We need to raise the money to pay for these records as they are not available from
the Family History Library. Without your support we will be unable to do this
project. If you are researching family >from any of these towns please join in and
help!

Please donate to the Iasi County Records Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

Because there is up to a two month delay before we get the financial report and we
want to get the records as soon as possible please tell us what you donated at
http://tinyurl.com/report-donation .

Volunteers are needed to transcribe these records. No special language skills are
needed for some of the records. Other records are in handwritten Romanian, German,
Cyrillic-Romanian or other languages. Please volunteer at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber and help us to help you!

The database will be accessible at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/ or through the Ukraine database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/ .


Bob Wascou, ROM-SIG Research Coordinator
Rosanne Leeson, Jeni Armandez ROM-SIG Co-Coordinators

finding a person named in a will (began as Lillian KATZ -- I am Fermisht!) #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Allan Jordan is looking for the person his ggf left a legacy to in his will. Ggf
died in 1941.

Exact procedures vary >from state to state, but here is the general outline. When a
person dies leaving a will, the custodian of the will presents it to the
appropriate court and requests the appointment of an executor of the will. The
court will open a file for the decedent's estate. The executor's job is to
collect the decedent's assets, ascertain the decedent's debts, pay off the debts
with the assets and, if there is anything left, distribute it to the persons
designated in the will. So the probate estate filed with the court will normally
include an inventory of the assets, a list of the debts, and a list of the persons
entitled to benefit >from the estate along with their addresses (and perhaps by
1941, their phone numbers). All this should be in the probate file (though not
every executor and probate judge is as careful as he should be.)

What the probate file may not tell you (though it might) is how this person is the
decedent's niece. It could be the child of a sibling or a child of a sibling of
his wife. It could be a grandniece. It could be someone who had married his
nephew. Or it could be the child of a close family friend who, though unrelated,
always called him "uncle", as was the custom back then. But if you have her
address in 1941 or 1942, you should be able to find her in the 1940 U.S. census,
then do genealogy on her family to see if it intersects anywhere with your
genealogy of your own family.


Bert
Herbert Lazerow
lazer@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Bert's comments do not address Allan's inability to find his
niece's address which he said was not in the files, but does provide some
worthwhile information regarding the use of wills and probate files.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New ROM-SIG Project - Iasi County Records Project #general

RobertW252@...
 

ROM-SIG is proud and excited to announce another new project. We are in the
process of obtaining birth, marriage and death records >from the following towns in
Iasi Judet (County). If you have roots in any of these places now is your
opportunity to help yourself, as well as many others in the ROM-SIG, now and in
the future!

Bivolari --- Births, marriages and deaths - unknown at this time as no index
available
Harlau --- Births, marriages and deaths 1867-1908
Iasi --- Births, marriages and deaths 1865-1910
Lespezi --- Births, marriages and deaths 1870 and other years
Pascani --- Births, marriages and deaths 1867 and other years
Podu Iloaiei --- Births, marriages and deaths 1868 and other years
Raducaneni --- Births, marriages and deaths - unknown at this time as no
index available
Tirgu Frumos --- Births, marriages and deaths - unknown at this time as no
index available
Other towns as we discover what records are in the archives. The only Index that
exists is for the City of Iasi.

We need to raise the money to pay for these records as they are not available from
the Family History Library. Without your support we will be unable to do this
project. If you are researching family >from any of these towns please join in and
help!

Please donate to the Iasi County Records Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=20

Because there is up to a two month delay before we get the financial report and we
want to get the records as soon as possible please tell us what you donated at
http://tinyurl.com/report-donation .

Volunteers are needed to transcribe these records. No special language skills are
needed for some of the records. Other records are in handwritten Romanian, German,
Cyrillic-Romanian or other languages. Please volunteer at
http://tinyurl.com/vol-transcriber and help us to help you!

The database will be accessible at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/ or through the Ukraine database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/ .


Bob Wascou, ROM-SIG Research Coordinator
Rosanne Leeson, Jeni Armandez ROM-SIG Co-Coordinators

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen finding a person named in a will (began as Lillian KATZ -- I am Fermisht!) #general

Herbert Lazerow
 

Allan Jordan is looking for the person his ggf left a legacy to in his will. Ggf
died in 1941.

Exact procedures vary >from state to state, but here is the general outline. When a
person dies leaving a will, the custodian of the will presents it to the
appropriate court and requests the appointment of an executor of the will. The
court will open a file for the decedent's estate. The executor's job is to
collect the decedent's assets, ascertain the decedent's debts, pay off the debts
with the assets and, if there is anything left, distribute it to the persons
designated in the will. So the probate estate filed with the court will normally
include an inventory of the assets, a list of the debts, and a list of the persons
entitled to benefit >from the estate along with their addresses (and perhaps by
1941, their phone numbers). All this should be in the probate file (though not
every executor and probate judge is as careful as he should be.)

What the probate file may not tell you (though it might) is how this person is the
decedent's niece. It could be the child of a sibling or a child of a sibling of
his wife. It could be a grandniece. It could be someone who had married his
nephew. Or it could be the child of a close family friend who, though unrelated,
always called him "uncle", as was the custom back then. But if you have her
address in 1941 or 1942, you should be able to find her in the 1940 U.S. census,
then do genealogy on her family to see if it intersects anywhere with your
genealogy of your own family.


Bert
Herbert Lazerow
lazer@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Bert's comments do not address Allan's inability to find his
niece's address which he said was not in the files, but does provide some
worthwhile information regarding the use of wills and probate files.

Jedwabne: seeking photographs #general

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett <brayndl@...>
 

We urgently need photographs of Jews in Jedwabne >from before the Holocaust. We would
be enormously grateful if anyone with any such photographs would allow us to make
copies for the exhibition. All photos would be credited. If you know where we might
find such photographs or who we might contact, we would be grateful.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Program Director, Core Exhibition
Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jedwabne: seeking photographs #general

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett <brayndl@...>
 

We urgently need photographs of Jews in Jedwabne >from before the Holocaust. We would
be enormously grateful if anyone with any such photographs would allow us to make
copies for the exhibition. All photos would be credited. If you know where we might
find such photographs or who we might contact, we would be grateful.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Program Director, Core Exhibition
Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Re: Help reading street name on 1915 NY Census #general

Steve Jacobs
 

Hi Linda:

That looks to be Cannon Street which is currently right near the on-ramp of the
Williamsburg Bridge and is a one block street located between Broome and Delancey
Streets. If you look at Google Maps it looks like Cannon Street was probably longer
and was gutted by some of the housing projects that replaced some of the tenements
there.

By the way, it's AD 4, ED 12, which is important since there were 16 Enumeration
Districts in Assembly District 4 in the 1915 Census.

Happy hunting,
Steve Jacobs

<frostchesterfamily@...> wrote:

I'm trying to read the street name for the Frost family on this 1915 New York
census record >from Ancestry.com:

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help reading street name on 1915 NY Census #general

Steve Jacobs
 

Hi Linda:

That looks to be Cannon Street which is currently right near the on-ramp of the
Williamsburg Bridge and is a one block street located between Broome and Delancey
Streets. If you look at Google Maps it looks like Cannon Street was probably longer
and was gutted by some of the housing projects that replaced some of the tenements
there.

By the way, it's AD 4, ED 12, which is important since there were 16 Enumeration
Districts in Assembly District 4 in the 1915 Census.

Happy hunting,
Steve Jacobs

<frostchesterfamily@...> wrote:

I'm trying to read the street name for the Frost family on this 1915 New York
census record >from Ancestry.com:

Need assistance at NYC archives #general

Ron Goldman
 

My 2 most frustrating brick walls have been finding the surnames under which my
ggparents travelled when emigrating >from their respective 'old countries' to the
US in the 1870s and 80s, way before Ellis Island's time.

On my paternal side I've had a (family lore) clue but no access to any
documentation until I remembered that one of my grand uncle's middle name was
actually that elusive surname.

Through Italiangen.org I've found both this uncle's birth certificate and marriage
certificate documentation together with the certificate #numbers. He was born in
Manhattan and married in The Bronx.

If anyone going to the archives for lookups can access an actual visual of these
docs while there I'd be eternally grateful for either a copy or a summarized
listing of all the 'vitals' they contain. Could I be lucky enough to find that
surname actually spelled out rather than just an initial, which I already know?

Please respond privately and I'll supply the names, dates, document numbers et al.

Thanks,

Ron Goldman, FL.
preshtek@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need assistance at NYC archives #general

Ron Goldman
 

My 2 most frustrating brick walls have been finding the surnames under which my
ggparents travelled when emigrating >from their respective 'old countries' to the
US in the 1870s and 80s, way before Ellis Island's time.

On my paternal side I've had a (family lore) clue but no access to any
documentation until I remembered that one of my grand uncle's middle name was
actually that elusive surname.

Through Italiangen.org I've found both this uncle's birth certificate and marriage
certificate documentation together with the certificate #numbers. He was born in
Manhattan and married in The Bronx.

If anyone going to the archives for lookups can access an actual visual of these
docs while there I'd be eternally grateful for either a copy or a summarized
listing of all the 'vitals' they contain. Could I be lucky enough to find that
surname actually spelled out rather than just an initial, which I already know?

Please respond privately and I'll supply the names, dates, document numbers et al.

Thanks,

Ron Goldman, FL.
preshtek@...

Alphabetical Index Odessa Directory of 1902 #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi everybody,

Long time ago I've published the Alphabetical Index of the Odessa Directory automatically treated by OCR, so many errors where there.

After a lot of work, this index (almost 7000 family names) has been corrected and integrated into the All Odessa Database (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/RES_AODB_Home.asp). Now, you can search for a name (soundex or DM). The record will show you the name, the neighborhood and the pages on the directory where the information can be found. By clicking on each page number you'll automatically navigate to the directory page. Unfortunately the full page is not translated by the moment.

As always, you can also directly browse the Full Directory at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/RES_ORED1902.asp.

But now, when browsing the Index pages you'll be able to see all the transliterated names below and navigate to the corresponding records.

A big thank you to Gloria Geller who spent 6 months reviewing and correcting the index, and preparing it for it's integration into the database !!!! THANK YOU GLORIA !!!

Ariel Parkansky
JewishGen Odessa Town Leader

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Alphabetical Index Odessa Directory of 1902 #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi everybody,

Long time ago I've published the Alphabetical Index of the Odessa Directory automatically treated by OCR, so many errors where there.

After a lot of work, this index (almost 7000 family names) has been corrected and integrated into the All Odessa Database (http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/RES_AODB_Home.asp). Now, you can search for a name (soundex or DM). The record will show you the name, the neighborhood and the pages on the directory where the information can be found. By clicking on each page number you'll automatically navigate to the directory page. Unfortunately the full page is not translated by the moment.

As always, you can also directly browse the Full Directory at http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/RES_ORED1902.asp.

But now, when browsing the Index pages you'll be able to see all the transliterated names below and navigate to the corresponding records.

A big thank you to Gloria Geller who spent 6 months reviewing and correcting the index, and preparing it for it's integration into the database !!!! THANK YOU GLORIA !!!

Ariel Parkansky
JewishGen Odessa Town Leader

Still Looking for Milton George Love #ukraine

Ira Fink <lowkick@...>
 

I am still trying to find things out about grandfather, Milton George
Love. I have found both, his WWI and WWII draft registration forms on
which he says he was born in Kiev. Is it safe to assume that he
wouldn't have had draft registration forms had he not been a
naturalized citizen? If that is the case, I know to keep digging for
them. However, if draft registration forms were given out to those
who were not citizens or had not gone through naturalization, it would
seem like a waste of time to look for his naturalization papers
without knowing his real name.

Ira Fink

Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Still Looking for Milton George Love #ukraine

Ira Fink <lowkick@...>
 

I am still trying to find things out about grandfather, Milton George
Love. I have found both, his WWI and WWII draft registration forms on
which he says he was born in Kiev. Is it safe to assume that he
wouldn't have had draft registration forms had he not been a
naturalized citizen? If that is the case, I know to keep digging for
them. However, if draft registration forms were given out to those
who were not citizens or had not gone through naturalization, it would
seem like a waste of time to look for his naturalization papers
without knowing his real name.

Ira Fink

IKG database #austria-czech

easpira@...
 

Isn't it great how much information we've been able to learn >from the
new database? The staff at IKG have done a valuable service to us
all. And combined with the file numeratives in GenTeam it's a
relatively easy tool to use.

But has anyone else been finding that very many of the records listed
in GenTeam aren't to be found in the IKG/FHC database? In my case
I've looked up 68 of the GenTeam records but could only find 44 of
them in the source record books, so a "miss" rate of 35%. Are there
more books still in the process of being digitized by IKG or yet to be
put online by the Family History Center?

Arthur Spira
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Researching: SPIRA of Trebic and Vienna
WERTHEIMER of Trebic
MAX of Schaffa
DUERRHEIM of Trebic and Vienna
OSTERMANN of Novosedlice, Vienna and ?

Kardasova Recice #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

The marriage book (1784-1842) >from Kardasova Recice has at the front
what looks like the entire 1784 edict >from Joseph II (5 handwritten
pages) regarding the requirement to keep Jewish records. Worth a look
for all you history buffs on the SIG list.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IKG database #austria-czech

easpira@...
 

Isn't it great how much information we've been able to learn >from the
new database? The staff at IKG have done a valuable service to us
all. And combined with the file numeratives in GenTeam it's a
relatively easy tool to use.

But has anyone else been finding that very many of the records listed
in GenTeam aren't to be found in the IKG/FHC database? In my case
I've looked up 68 of the GenTeam records but could only find 44 of
them in the source record books, so a "miss" rate of 35%. Are there
more books still in the process of being digitized by IKG or yet to be
put online by the Family History Center?

Arthur Spira
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Researching: SPIRA of Trebic and Vienna
WERTHEIMER of Trebic
MAX of Schaffa
DUERRHEIM of Trebic and Vienna
OSTERMANN of Novosedlice, Vienna and ?

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Kardasova Recice #austria-czech

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

The marriage book (1784-1842) >from Kardasova Recice has at the front
what looks like the entire 1784 edict >from Joseph II (5 handwritten
pages) regarding the requirement to keep Jewish records. Worth a look
for all you history buffs on the SIG list.

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA

The Szmuel Zolty's date of birth #belarus

franck
 

Szmuel ZOLTY is a member of my family who is born in Lodz,
Gender : Male, Nickname : Szmulik, before the holocaust : he was in
Hechalutz Hatzair.

Holocaust Period

Framework of Combat : Ghetto Fighters - Area of Combat : Ghetto
Bialystok - Country of Combat : Belorussia - Unit : Zydowska Organizacja
Bojowa

Details of Death

Date of Death 8/20/1943
I would like to know his date of birth.

Best regards,

Franck d'Almeida-Zolty
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies requested

Belarus SIG #Belarus The Szmuel Zolty's date of birth #belarus

franck
 

Szmuel ZOLTY is a member of my family who is born in Lodz,
Gender : Male, Nickname : Szmulik, before the holocaust : he was in
Hechalutz Hatzair.

Holocaust Period

Framework of Combat : Ghetto Fighters - Area of Combat : Ghetto
Bialystok - Country of Combat : Belorussia - Unit : Zydowska Organizacja
Bojowa

Details of Death

Date of Death 8/20/1943
I would like to know his date of birth.

Best regards,

Franck d'Almeida-Zolty
MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies requested