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Re: birth certificates from Canada #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

joangr@aol.com wrote:
My cousin has asked for help in finding her mother's birth certificate.
Born in Ottowa but the date is not certain, her mother lied about her age.
Even though the mother lied about her age, you should be able to get an approximate
age. Also, note that people who lie about their age are likely to keep the same
birthday and just change the year. Birth registrations in Ontario >from 1869 to
1912 are available >from the Archives of Ontario,
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/vsmain.aspx
It seems like these are not available on-line but only in microfilm. After 1913,
the registrations are held by the Office of the Registrar General (contact
information listed in that web page). If the mother is deceased, as next-of-kin
your cousin should be able to get a birth certificate: see
http://www.ontario.ca/en/services_for_residents/121591

Robert Israel israel@math.MyUniversitysInitials.ca
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: birth certificates from Canada #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

joangr@aol.com wrote:
My cousin has asked for help in finding her mother's birth certificate.
Born in Ottowa but the date is not certain, her mother lied about her age.
Even though the mother lied about her age, you should be able to get an approximate
age. Also, note that people who lie about their age are likely to keep the same
birthday and just change the year. Birth registrations in Ontario >from 1869 to
1912 are available >from the Archives of Ontario,
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/archival-records/interloan/vsmain.aspx
It seems like these are not available on-line but only in microfilm. After 1913,
the registrations are held by the Office of the Registrar General (contact
information listed in that web page). If the mother is deceased, as next-of-kin
your cousin should be able to get a birth certificate: see
http://www.ontario.ca/en/services_for_residents/121591

Robert Israel israel@math.MyUniversitysInitials.ca
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada


National Archives (USA) Pubic Meeting on the Needs of the Research Community #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the United States has
issued the following announcement:

There will be a public meeting on Friday, January 29 at 1 PM in the researcher's
lobby on the first floor of the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the National Archives
building, to discuss how the National Archives meets the needs of the research
community. This will not be a discussion of the details of the research room
layout, but rather about researcher needs, and how to meet those needs. There will
be a presentation, followed by an open discussion. US Archivist Ferriero and
Michael Kurtz will be the speakers, and David McMillen, NARA External Public
Relations, will moderate the program.

The National Archives is interested in hearing >from the research community what it
can do to make it easier for you to research at the National Archives. US
Archivist Ferriero is willing to listen to researchers and he is open to
suggestions on how to make our work easier and more productive in our search for
our ancestors.

David Ferriero was sworn in as the 10th US Archivist on January 13th. If you would
like to read his remarks or see them via webcast you can do so >from the National
Archives Site: http://www.archives.gov/index.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS, Director-at-large
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives (USA) Pubic Meeting on the Needs of the Research Community #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the United States has
issued the following announcement:

There will be a public meeting on Friday, January 29 at 1 PM in the researcher's
lobby on the first floor of the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the National Archives
building, to discuss how the National Archives meets the needs of the research
community. This will not be a discussion of the details of the research room
layout, but rather about researcher needs, and how to meet those needs. There will
be a presentation, followed by an open discussion. US Archivist Ferriero and
Michael Kurtz will be the speakers, and David McMillen, NARA External Public
Relations, will moderate the program.

The National Archives is interested in hearing >from the research community what it
can do to make it easier for you to research at the National Archives. US
Archivist Ferriero is willing to listen to researchers and he is open to
suggestions on how to make our work easier and more productive in our search for
our ancestors.

David Ferriero was sworn in as the 10th US Archivist on January 13th. If you would
like to read his remarks or see them via webcast you can do so >from the National
Archives Site: http://www.archives.gov/index.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS, Director-at-large
Chairperson, Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Lackenbach Shtetlink #general

Yohanan
 

The JewishGen ShtetLink of Lackenbach, Burgenland, Austria has been approved and is
online. The link for the shtetlink is:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lackenbach/

This is only a start. There is more to add. May I ask you to contact me if you know
of anyone who may wish to contribute to the ShtetLink: photos, life stories,
Holocaust victims or survivors' names and memories, family lists/trees and any
other material >from Lackenbach. Thanks to Mark Heckman Susana Leistner Bloch and
Barbara Ellman, >from JewishGen, for their help and support.

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne, Australia (Haifa, Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lackenbach Shtetlink #general

Yohanan
 

The JewishGen ShtetLink of Lackenbach, Burgenland, Austria has been approved and is
online. The link for the shtetlink is:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lackenbach/

This is only a start. There is more to add. May I ask you to contact me if you know
of anyone who may wish to contribute to the ShtetLink: photos, life stories,
Holocaust victims or survivors' names and memories, family lists/trees and any
other material >from Lackenbach. Thanks to Mark Heckman Susana Leistner Bloch and
Barbara Ellman, >from JewishGen, for their help and support.

Yohanan LOEFFLER
Melbourne, Australia (Haifa, Israel)


New York Birth Certificate - Oct. 23, 1904 #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

A birth certificate for Morris Bloom indicates place of birth 27 Orchard Street,
which is the same as the residence of the mother and father. This is a 5 story
Lower East Side tenement. However, where there is a space at the bottom for the
signature and address of the person making the report, the signature looks like Wm.
H. Woglow, and there is what looks like a rubber stamp that says Society of the
Lying In Hospital of the city of N. Y., Second Ave., 17 & 18th Streets. Would this
indicate anything other than perhaps the doctor's regular office? Was Morris born
at home or in the hospital? Any and all ideas on this score are welcome. Please
respond privately.

Chuck Weinstein
Deer Park, NY
cmw521@earthlink.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York Birth Certificate - Oct. 23, 1904 #general

Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

A birth certificate for Morris Bloom indicates place of birth 27 Orchard Street,
which is the same as the residence of the mother and father. This is a 5 story
Lower East Side tenement. However, where there is a space at the bottom for the
signature and address of the person making the report, the signature looks like Wm.
H. Woglow, and there is what looks like a rubber stamp that says Society of the
Lying In Hospital of the city of N. Y., Second Ave., 17 & 18th Streets. Would this
indicate anything other than perhaps the doctor's regular office? Was Morris born
at home or in the hospital? Any and all ideas on this score are welcome. Please
respond privately.

Chuck Weinstein
Deer Park, NY
cmw521@earthlink.net


Looking for family of Samuel Srulowitz #general

Fred Selss
 

My grandparents came >from this Kamyanets-Podilskyy to NY. Samuel Srulowits who
married Fanny Schwartz. Her passenger list gives the name Frisne SRULEWISCZ
(age 26) with her 2 daughters Zlate (age 3) and Yente (age 2). They lived in the
present town of Zarechanka which is 18 miles SSE of Kamyanets Podilskyy. At the
time it was called Lyantskorun Frisne's parents were Mendel and Sadie (Salte)
Schwartz She was joining her husband Samuel Srulowitz. She was died Feb 17 1941.
age 57. She arrived in NY on Dec 23 1908 on the Noordam >from Rotterdam. Samuel
arrived in NYC in 1906 on the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria >from Hamburg. He states
this on his Petetion for Naturalization but I have never been able to find a
passenger record for him. Samuel's father was David Srulowtz. and his mother was
Yetta Wolf. His father remarried David married. Benne Kranu GITTLER and they had
one son Bene. Srulowitz has been spelled many ways including SROLOWITS,
SURLOVITS, SROLOWITZ SROLOVITCH SOLOWITCH, SRULOWITZ, SRULEWISCZ, SOLOWITCH.
finally some of the family changed it to SELSS. A branch went Toledo Ohio changed
it to SELLS. We have lost track of them Bene's family changed it but we don't know
to what. He is buried in Mount Hebron Queens NY with his wife Beckie. He died
in 1971. She died in 1944. Ben and Samuel worked in the furrier industry in NYC.
We have also lost track of Bene's family. Samuel SRULOWITZ died Feb 26 1948. He and
his wife are buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Queens NY. If anyone knows anything
about this family please let me know.
Thank you,
Fred Selss
Palm Beach County
Florida

In the interests of finding more, Once a year I like to post all of my areas of
interest: Mahilyow or Mogilev and Kopys, Belarus: ROMONOFSKY, ROMANOFSKY,
ROMANOWSKY, ROMONOWKY; Hrodna or Grodno. Belarus: SCHWEITZER. LIFSHITZ, LIPSHITZ ;
Satu Mare or Satmar, Romania (at the time that it was Hungary) TREBITS, TRIEBITZ,
TREBIECS; Fehergyarmat, Hungary: HERMAN, WEIZ, WEIS; Kotaj: Hungary: STARK. STERK,
FRIED; Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland: BROK, UTCYZWIAK, UTCYWIAK. OSCHEYACK, OSHEYACK,

MODERATOR NOTE: As per JewishGen policy, the search list was truncated at 6 lines.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for family of Samuel Srulowitz #general

Fred Selss
 

My grandparents came >from this Kamyanets-Podilskyy to NY. Samuel Srulowits who
married Fanny Schwartz. Her passenger list gives the name Frisne SRULEWISCZ
(age 26) with her 2 daughters Zlate (age 3) and Yente (age 2). They lived in the
present town of Zarechanka which is 18 miles SSE of Kamyanets Podilskyy. At the
time it was called Lyantskorun Frisne's parents were Mendel and Sadie (Salte)
Schwartz She was joining her husband Samuel Srulowitz. She was died Feb 17 1941.
age 57. She arrived in NY on Dec 23 1908 on the Noordam >from Rotterdam. Samuel
arrived in NYC in 1906 on the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria >from Hamburg. He states
this on his Petetion for Naturalization but I have never been able to find a
passenger record for him. Samuel's father was David Srulowtz. and his mother was
Yetta Wolf. His father remarried David married. Benne Kranu GITTLER and they had
one son Bene. Srulowitz has been spelled many ways including SROLOWITS,
SURLOVITS, SROLOWITZ SROLOVITCH SOLOWITCH, SRULOWITZ, SRULEWISCZ, SOLOWITCH.
finally some of the family changed it to SELSS. A branch went Toledo Ohio changed
it to SELLS. We have lost track of them Bene's family changed it but we don't know
to what. He is buried in Mount Hebron Queens NY with his wife Beckie. He died
in 1971. She died in 1944. Ben and Samuel worked in the furrier industry in NYC.
We have also lost track of Bene's family. Samuel SRULOWITZ died Feb 26 1948. He and
his wife are buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery Queens NY. If anyone knows anything
about this family please let me know.
Thank you,
Fred Selss
Palm Beach County
Florida

In the interests of finding more, Once a year I like to post all of my areas of
interest: Mahilyow or Mogilev and Kopys, Belarus: ROMONOFSKY, ROMANOFSKY,
ROMANOWSKY, ROMONOWKY; Hrodna or Grodno. Belarus: SCHWEITZER. LIFSHITZ, LIPSHITZ ;
Satu Mare or Satmar, Romania (at the time that it was Hungary) TREBITS, TRIEBITZ,
TREBIECS; Fehergyarmat, Hungary: HERMAN, WEIZ, WEIS; Kotaj: Hungary: STARK. STERK,
FRIED; Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland: BROK, UTCYZWIAK, UTCYWIAK. OSCHEYACK, OSHEYACK,

MODERATOR NOTE: As per JewishGen policy, the search list was truncated at 6 lines.


Deaths records. Rezekne 1897 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Deaths records. Rezekne 1897
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/deathsrezekneninetyseven.html


Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


Latvia SIG #Latvia Deaths records. Rezekne 1897 #latvia

usdine@...
 

Subject: Deaths records. Rezekne 1897
From: Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


http://pagesperso-orange.fr/vishki/deathsrezekneninetyseven.html


Christine Usdin
usdine@orange.fr


More on the Iraqi Jewish Archives Being Reclaimed #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Following is more information on the Iraqi Jewish Archives found in 2003
and Iraq now requesting they be returned to them.

Randy Herschaft, Newsperson, investigative researcher, AP, who worked on the
original story sent me information on the original story site, found at:
http://tinyurl.com/ybu9mz3. He has advised me that not included in the story is:
"a ring binder with 'vital records' including birth certificates, etc." contained
in the Dec. 2008 National Archives report titled "Iraqi Jewish Archive Preservation
Project Report on Initial Part of Phase II". The report was obtained by the
Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act request.

Following my initial post, Marlene Bishow, immediate past president of the JGS
Greater Washington wrote to me and advised me that Harold Rhode (former President
of JGSGW) led the group that pulled the materials >from the basement and brought
them to the US. For more information on the materials being "saved" see:
https://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/IraqiJewishArchiveReport.htm

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS, Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More on the Iraqi Jewish Archives Being Reclaimed #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Following is more information on the Iraqi Jewish Archives found in 2003
and Iraq now requesting they be returned to them.

Randy Herschaft, Newsperson, investigative researcher, AP, who worked on the
original story sent me information on the original story site, found at:
http://tinyurl.com/ybu9mz3. He has advised me that not included in the story is:
"a ring binder with 'vital records' including birth certificates, etc." contained
in the Dec. 2008 National Archives report titled "Iraqi Jewish Archive Preservation
Project Report on Initial Part of Phase II". The report was obtained by the
Associated Press via a Freedom of Information Act request.

Following my initial post, Marlene Bishow, immediate past president of the JGS
Greater Washington wrote to me and advised me that Harold Rhode (former President
of JGSGW) led the group that pulled the materials >from the basement and brought
them to the US. For more information on the materials being "saved" see:
https://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/IraqiJewishArchiveReport.htm

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS, Director-at-large and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Russian Translation of Suwalki 1893 Birth Record Needed #general

ewolfson
 

Geners:

Thank you to all who helped with my translation request for an old photograph.
I just received a document >from the Polish State Archives in Suwalki for a Chana
SZTAM, birth recorded in 1893 (may be a late registration).

I am sorely in need of translation assistance, to provide the full name of Chana,
as well as the full names of her parents. I suspect her father's name was Chaim,
but I am looking for whether his second given name (if any) is recorded, along with
the given and surname of her mother.

Any additional information as to witnesses and the precise birth date would also be
much appreciated.

I have a link to this image on my website:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/o/l/Evan-Wolfson/PHOTO/0033photo.html

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Evan W. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Translation of Suwalki 1893 Birth Record Needed #general

ewolfson
 

Geners:

Thank you to all who helped with my translation request for an old photograph.
I just received a document >from the Polish State Archives in Suwalki for a Chana
SZTAM, birth recorded in 1893 (may be a late registration).

I am sorely in need of translation assistance, to provide the full name of Chana,
as well as the full names of her parents. I suspect her father's name was Chaim,
but I am looking for whether his second given name (if any) is recorded, along with
the given and surname of her mother.

Any additional information as to witnesses and the precise birth date would also be
much appreciated.

I have a link to this image on my website:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/o/l/Evan-Wolfson/PHOTO/0033photo.html

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Evan W. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA


Re: New York 1840 Bar mitzvah #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Randy Seiler wrote on 19 jan 2010
I am trying to locate the Bar mitzvah records for my great Great
Grandfather Joseph SEILER in New York. I am interested in finding the
history of Jewish Synagogues that were in existence at that time in
New York. He was born on December 27, 1827 in Germany and came to the
United States in 1830 at the age of 3. His Bar mitzvah would have
been 27 December 1840.
You would have to define years in the Jewish calender sense, meseems:

27 December 1827 -> 1 Teves 5588 -> 1 Teves 5601 -> 25 December 1840
[using: http://www.hebcal.com/converter/]

If he was born after sundown: 26 december 1840
The next Sjabos in both cases was 2 Teves -> 26 december 1840
being the for-last day of Chanuka
[http://stevemorse.org/jcal/calendar.htm?year=5601]

My questions are;

1. How many Synagogues were located in New York between 1830 and 1840?
2. If anyone knows that answer the second question is what were their
names? 3. Does anyone know where the Bar mitzvah information exists?
Since a boy becomes Bar Mitswa automatically,what would be the need to record it?

Bar Mitswa is not an initiation rite [anymore?],it is [just]a transition into
adulthood.

Possible ceremonies, a relatively recent and not halachically required custom,
could customarily be on the next Shabos, or even 30 years later or not at all.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


Re: Arnold FRANKFORTER, Winschoten #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

George Fogelson wrote on 19 jan 2010
Does anyone know the name Arnold FRANKFORTER, who lived during the
war in Winschoten, Provinz Gronings, Netherlands.I believe he was
still alive as of 1941.
"Provincie Groningen"

Arnold Frankforter got a religious school prize in Winschoten in 1909,
[so his D.O.B. could be around 1890 to 1904] according to Nieuw Isr.
Weekblad, vol. 45(1909), nr. 5, p. [2e bl 2].
<http://www.jhm.nl/zoeken?subject=Frankforter,+Arnold>

He is not registered as "died in the Sjoa":
<http://www.joodsmonument.nl/search?q_mm=frankforter>

Izaak Frankforter and his wife were born and lived in Winschoten.
Izaak died there in 1940, his wife and possible children in Auschwitz
<http://www.joodsmonument.nl/person/557586/nl?lang=en>
but there are more possible parents.

<http://www.genlias.nl/>
lists 461 Frankforter-s in the Netherlands,
combined with the place "Winschoten" this number reduces to 200,
but no "Arnold", he probably is to young to be included.

I can find no Frankforter in Den Haag or Rotterdam.

In Amsterdam they were famous >from long before 1700.
Simon ben Israel Frankforter b Swerin, Germany, d. Amsterdam 9Dec1702
wrote what later in English became "The book of Life".
<http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/molh003nieu07_01/molh003nieu07_01_0869.htm>

He was a cousin of someone who married into my family and I would
like to exchange information.
===

There is also this one, ont the same one, methinks:

Arnold FRANKFORTER
BIRTH: 15 Oct 1925
DEATH: 15 Oct 2003, Gage County,NE
Social Security Number: 508-16-7742
<http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~stanfam/html/g0000205.htm#I10676>
<http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/z/i/n/Tim-L-Zink/WEBSITE-
0001/UHP-0485.html>

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York 1840 Bar mitzvah #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Randy Seiler wrote on 19 jan 2010
I am trying to locate the Bar mitzvah records for my great Great
Grandfather Joseph SEILER in New York. I am interested in finding the
history of Jewish Synagogues that were in existence at that time in
New York. He was born on December 27, 1827 in Germany and came to the
United States in 1830 at the age of 3. His Bar mitzvah would have
been 27 December 1840.
You would have to define years in the Jewish calender sense, meseems:

27 December 1827 -> 1 Teves 5588 -> 1 Teves 5601 -> 25 December 1840
[using: http://www.hebcal.com/converter/]

If he was born after sundown: 26 december 1840
The next Sjabos in both cases was 2 Teves -> 26 december 1840
being the for-last day of Chanuka
[http://stevemorse.org/jcal/calendar.htm?year=5601]

My questions are;

1. How many Synagogues were located in New York between 1830 and 1840?
2. If anyone knows that answer the second question is what were their
names? 3. Does anyone know where the Bar mitzvah information exists?
Since a boy becomes Bar Mitswa automatically,what would be the need to record it?

Bar Mitswa is not an initiation rite [anymore?],it is [just]a transition into
adulthood.

Possible ceremonies, a relatively recent and not halachically required custom,
could customarily be on the next Shabos, or even 30 years later or not at all.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Arnold FRANKFORTER, Winschoten #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

George Fogelson wrote on 19 jan 2010
Does anyone know the name Arnold FRANKFORTER, who lived during the
war in Winschoten, Provinz Gronings, Netherlands.I believe he was
still alive as of 1941.
"Provincie Groningen"

Arnold Frankforter got a religious school prize in Winschoten in 1909,
[so his D.O.B. could be around 1890 to 1904] according to Nieuw Isr.
Weekblad, vol. 45(1909), nr. 5, p. [2e bl 2].
<http://www.jhm.nl/zoeken?subject=Frankforter,+Arnold>

He is not registered as "died in the Sjoa":
<http://www.joodsmonument.nl/search?q_mm=frankforter>

Izaak Frankforter and his wife were born and lived in Winschoten.
Izaak died there in 1940, his wife and possible children in Auschwitz
<http://www.joodsmonument.nl/person/557586/nl?lang=en>
but there are more possible parents.

<http://www.genlias.nl/>
lists 461 Frankforter-s in the Netherlands,
combined with the place "Winschoten" this number reduces to 200,
but no "Arnold", he probably is to young to be included.

I can find no Frankforter in Den Haag or Rotterdam.

In Amsterdam they were famous >from long before 1700.
Simon ben Israel Frankforter b Swerin, Germany, d. Amsterdam 9Dec1702
wrote what later in English became "The book of Life".
<http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/molh003nieu07_01/molh003nieu07_01_0869.htm>

He was a cousin of someone who married into my family and I would
like to exchange information.
===

There is also this one, ont the same one, methinks:

Arnold FRANKFORTER
BIRTH: 15 Oct 1925
DEATH: 15 Oct 2003, Gage County,NE
Social Security Number: 508-16-7742
<http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~stanfam/html/g0000205.htm#I10676>
<http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/z/i/n/Tim-L-Zink/WEBSITE-
0001/UHP-0485.html>

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)