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Shpola Yiskor Book #ukraine

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

In response to your post:

"We need your help in identifying those records or documents held in the
various archives that pertain to Ukrainian towns. If you have a Yizkor book
for a town that has not been translated yet, let us know. We need to find
and arrange any and all translation projects."

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Ukraine Coordinator

Shalom Freya,

I have a Yiskor book for the town of Shpola. I don't believe that it has
been translated yet, although I have had a small portion of it translated.
It is over well 300 pages in length, and I would be happy to provide a
digital file copy for anyone who would like to translate it. Shpola lies at
the exact geographical center of the Ukraine.

All the Best,

Jeff Paull


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Shpola Yiskor Book #ukraine

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

In response to your post:

"We need your help in identifying those records or documents held in the
various archives that pertain to Ukrainian towns. If you have a Yizkor book
for a town that has not been translated yet, let us know. We need to find
and arrange any and all translation projects."

Freya Blitstein Maslov
Ukraine Coordinator

Shalom Freya,

I have a Yiskor book for the town of Shpola. I don't believe that it has
been translated yet, although I have had a small portion of it translated.
It is over well 300 pages in length, and I would be happy to provide a
digital file copy for anyone who would like to translate it. Shpola lies at
the exact geographical center of the Ukraine.

All the Best,

Jeff Paull


Solomon and Ann Cohen #unitedkingdom

Bernie Kuran
 

I?m trying to find out what happened to Solomon and Ann Cohen in the 1840s.

They appear in the 1841 census living in St Botolph Aldersgate with 2
children; Emma and Abraham.

In the 1851 census, Emma is living with her Aunt and Uncle (Alexander and
Sarah Jones).

I?ve found a reference to them in The Jewish Chronicle on June 19 and 26,
1846, indicating they are both deceased, where an application has been made
by their relatives on behalf of the children, for admission to the Jews
Orphan Asylum.

Is it the same Cohens >from the 1841 census? What happened to them?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Bernie Kuran

Researching
JONES, JONAS, COHEN, JOSEPH
PHILLIPS, NATHAN, DAVIS
UK 1700s-1800s


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Solomon and Ann Cohen #unitedkingdom

Bernie Kuran
 

I?m trying to find out what happened to Solomon and Ann Cohen in the 1840s.

They appear in the 1841 census living in St Botolph Aldersgate with 2
children; Emma and Abraham.

In the 1851 census, Emma is living with her Aunt and Uncle (Alexander and
Sarah Jones).

I?ve found a reference to them in The Jewish Chronicle on June 19 and 26,
1846, indicating they are both deceased, where an application has been made
by their relatives on behalf of the children, for admission to the Jews
Orphan Asylum.

Is it the same Cohens >from the 1841 census? What happened to them?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Bernie Kuran

Researching
JONES, JONAS, COHEN, JOSEPH
PHILLIPS, NATHAN, DAVIS
UK 1700s-1800s


A COHEN in Lincoln #unitedkingdom

snilloph@...
 

I was only mildly surprised to find an entry for the birth of Emma COHEN
in 1841 in the town of Lincoln. I had already come across a couple of Jews
living there, in the 1841 Census. However, it was more surprising that in that
Census Emma was recorded at the age of one month living in the Lincoln Union
Workhouse. She was one of a number of children in the workhouse, including
severak infants. Another COHEN, Susan aged 20 was also recorded there, her
occupation being servant, and she was born in the county. I obtained Emma's
birth certificate and found that she had been born in the workhouse and that
Susan Cohen was her mother; there was no father. Moreover, Emma died in the
workhouse in 1844.
A Susanna Cohen married John Baldwin 1845 in the church of the village of Saxby,
Lincolnshire, where both were living. In subsequent Censuses John Baldwin is
recorded as an agricultural labourer and Susanna had been born in the town of
Lincoln about 1817. I take it that Susan and Susanna were the same.
Unfortunately there is no mention of her father in the marriage certificate.
Was there a Jewish family named COHEN in Lincoln in 1817, into which she was born?
and if so, what became of them? Or perhaps there was a man named Cohen, possibly
an itinerant hawker - who had fathered her so that maybe she too was illegitimate.


Harold Pollins
Oxford
_________________________________________________________________


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom A COHEN in Lincoln #unitedkingdom

snilloph@...
 

I was only mildly surprised to find an entry for the birth of Emma COHEN
in 1841 in the town of Lincoln. I had already come across a couple of Jews
living there, in the 1841 Census. However, it was more surprising that in that
Census Emma was recorded at the age of one month living in the Lincoln Union
Workhouse. She was one of a number of children in the workhouse, including
severak infants. Another COHEN, Susan aged 20 was also recorded there, her
occupation being servant, and she was born in the county. I obtained Emma's
birth certificate and found that she had been born in the workhouse and that
Susan Cohen was her mother; there was no father. Moreover, Emma died in the
workhouse in 1844.
A Susanna Cohen married John Baldwin 1845 in the church of the village of Saxby,
Lincolnshire, where both were living. In subsequent Censuses John Baldwin is
recorded as an agricultural labourer and Susanna had been born in the town of
Lincoln about 1817. I take it that Susan and Susanna were the same.
Unfortunately there is no mention of her father in the marriage certificate.
Was there a Jewish family named COHEN in Lincoln in 1817, into which she was born?
and if so, what became of them? Or perhaps there was a man named Cohen, possibly
an itinerant hawker - who had fathered her so that maybe she too was illegitimate.


Harold Pollins
Oxford
_________________________________________________________________


NARA-NYC Concerns With Potential Reduction of Research Space #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The following is a summary of an unofficial report shared with a nationally
prominent professional genealogist which raises concerns about potentially
losing the New York National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
office as an important repository for research.

NARA-NYC will move in approximately eighteen months to about 5000 square
feet over two floors in the Customs House.

Only about twenty percent of the current collection at 201 Varick Street,
textual and microform will go to the new location in the Customs House. All
or most textual material will go to a storage facility in northeast
Philadelphia and will have to be transported to New York City for
researchers, as off-site textual material in Lee Summit, Missouri, is now.

Among the textual material to be retained in the new space will be the
federal court naturalization petitions not microfilmed and the federal court
records docket books, but it is not clear if the originals of microfilmed
naturalizations will be retained.

"Non-regional" microfilm will go to NARA-Pittsfield (Massachusetts).

The following may also be in the future plans when moving NARA's NY office:

Certifications of records on microfilm will have to be requested from
Pittsfield.

The new space will be primarily for visitors to see exhibits. There will be
a few computers and, apparently, some microfilm readers and reader-printers.

The microfiche indexes of New York State vital records will evidently go to
the new space, together with associated printed material and microfiche
readers.

Nothing has been mentioned about the fate of NARA-NYC's library, including
published census indexes and so forth.

There may be a "public meeting," it will only be to tell us NARA's plans-
[Public meetings are different than public hearings]

The move will include increased display space that NARA will have in the
Customs House with the need to reduce the research collection because there
will not be adequate space. NARA staff appears to believe there is reduced
researchers using the facility which warrants the reduced research
capabilities.

If the above plans prove to be true, researchers will truly lose access for
certification of records for legal matters, local access to microfilms and
original textual records that are still necessary even though there is much
online--as occasionally pages are missing >from the on-line census records or
other pages may not be scanned and they prove to be of value for our
research.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen NARA-NYC Concerns With Potential Reduction of Research Space #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

The following is a summary of an unofficial report shared with a nationally
prominent professional genealogist which raises concerns about potentially
losing the New York National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
office as an important repository for research.

NARA-NYC will move in approximately eighteen months to about 5000 square
feet over two floors in the Customs House.

Only about twenty percent of the current collection at 201 Varick Street,
textual and microform will go to the new location in the Customs House. All
or most textual material will go to a storage facility in northeast
Philadelphia and will have to be transported to New York City for
researchers, as off-site textual material in Lee Summit, Missouri, is now.

Among the textual material to be retained in the new space will be the
federal court naturalization petitions not microfilmed and the federal court
records docket books, but it is not clear if the originals of microfilmed
naturalizations will be retained.

"Non-regional" microfilm will go to NARA-Pittsfield (Massachusetts).

The following may also be in the future plans when moving NARA's NY office:

Certifications of records on microfilm will have to be requested from
Pittsfield.

The new space will be primarily for visitors to see exhibits. There will be
a few computers and, apparently, some microfilm readers and reader-printers.

The microfiche indexes of New York State vital records will evidently go to
the new space, together with associated printed material and microfiche
readers.

Nothing has been mentioned about the fate of NARA-NYC's library, including
published census indexes and so forth.

There may be a "public meeting," it will only be to tell us NARA's plans-
[Public meetings are different than public hearings]

The move will include increased display space that NARA will have in the
Customs House with the need to reduce the research collection because there
will not be adequate space. NARA staff appears to believe there is reduced
researchers using the facility which warrants the reduced research
capabilities.

If the above plans prove to be true, researchers will truly lose access for
certification of records for legal matters, local access to microfilms and
original textual records that are still necessary even though there is much
online--as occasionally pages are missing >from the on-line census records or
other pages may not be scanned and they prove to be of value for our
research.

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


Re: Stumped: A Real-life Yentl? #general

JudiZimmer
 

Thanks to all who replied publicly and privately to my query about
emigrant girls coming over disguised as boys. Odds are, it was quite
simply a clerical error, but many Genners shared their own stories of
female ancestors who did come over in boys' clothing. What is most
important is aside >from gender, everything else matches well enough to
make me all but certain that this was indeed my great-aunt! You never
let me down!

Judi Zimmer
Researching: SCHUPLER, SCHNEIDER, BAER (Buczacz), ABRAMOWITZ/ABROMOWITZ,
ISENBERG (Radomysl nad Sanem), BETT, GOLDSTEIN (Nisko), ROTHSTEIN,
KOSMINSKY (Smela), AUERBACH, ROTHENSTREICH (Mikulince)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Stumped: A Real-life Yentl? #general

JudiZimmer
 

Thanks to all who replied publicly and privately to my query about
emigrant girls coming over disguised as boys. Odds are, it was quite
simply a clerical error, but many Genners shared their own stories of
female ancestors who did come over in boys' clothing. What is most
important is aside >from gender, everything else matches well enough to
make me all but certain that this was indeed my great-aunt! You never
let me down!

Judi Zimmer
Researching: SCHUPLER, SCHNEIDER, BAER (Buczacz), ABRAMOWITZ/ABROMOWITZ,
ISENBERG (Radomysl nad Sanem), BETT, GOLDSTEIN (Nisko), ROTHSTEIN,
KOSMINSKY (Smela), AUERBACH, ROTHENSTREICH (Mikulince)


Re: Raten-Farband #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Perets Mett wrote:
ratenfarband is Yiddish for Soviet Union

Wow! I thought it was a bicycle tire. ;-(

Sogt Mordechai Feldmann fun Ratenfarband (Sowjet-Union): "Ober mir eltere
Menschen hoben a Recht zu fordern, men soll unds derlojben. "
<http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-41147122.html>

Does "Raten-varband" mean "Red union"?

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Raten-Farband #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Perets Mett wrote:
ratenfarband is Yiddish for Soviet Union

Wow! I thought it was a bicycle tire. ;-(

Sogt Mordechai Feldmann fun Ratenfarband (Sowjet-Union): "Ober mir eltere
Menschen hoben a Recht zu fordern, men soll unds derlojben. "
<http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-41147122.html>

Does "Raten-varband" mean "Red union"?

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


Immigrant dressed as a boy #general

Barbara Musikar
 

In response to Judi Zimmer's question about an female immigrant dressed as
a boy:

My late great uncle arrived in the US at age thirteen in 1904 with my
great grandmother and his eleven year old brother. His name was clearly
stated as Schloime which is a male Yiddish name. He was listed as a
female. I am sure he was not dressed as a girl. This was the error of a
purser who was trying to fill out the manifest in a timely or harried
fashion. I have also seen such errors on other manifests as well as on the
United States census.

Barbara Musikar
Immediate past President JGS Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL


where is this place? #general

rv Kaplan
 

Abraham Freeman was naturalised in Newry, Co. Down, Ireland in 1903.
He states in his application that he was born in 1847 in:

N.Benyma Koben Konto T.[F?] Russia

Does this mean anything to anyone?

thanks

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Immigrant dressed as a boy #general

Barbara Musikar
 

In response to Judi Zimmer's question about an female immigrant dressed as
a boy:

My late great uncle arrived in the US at age thirteen in 1904 with my
great grandmother and his eleven year old brother. His name was clearly
stated as Schloime which is a male Yiddish name. He was listed as a
female. I am sure he was not dressed as a girl. This was the error of a
purser who was trying to fill out the manifest in a timely or harried
fashion. I have also seen such errors on other manifests as well as on the
United States census.

Barbara Musikar
Immediate past President JGS Miami, Inc.
Surfside, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen where is this place? #general

rv Kaplan
 

Abraham Freeman was naturalised in Newry, Co. Down, Ireland in 1903.
He states in his application that he was born in 1847 in:

N.Benyma Koben Konto T.[F?] Russia

Does this mean anything to anyone?

thanks

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


Re: a real life Yentl #general

joyweave
 

Judy,

I can imagine two possibilities as to why a girl might travel as a boy.
First, the purser who made out the passenger list made an error in
gender. Second, the family thought she'd be safer if she traveled as a boy.
As for the uncle being called father, if she actually traveled as a
girl, the family may have thought it would be easier for him to pick her
up when she arrived. There was a prohibition against young women
leaving Ellis Island with men who were not close relatives (though I
think an uncle would have qualified anyway). On the other hand, that,
too, could have been a manifest error.

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: a real life Yentl #general

joyweave
 

Judy,

I can imagine two possibilities as to why a girl might travel as a boy.
First, the purser who made out the passenger list made an error in
gender. Second, the family thought she'd be safer if she traveled as a boy.
As for the uncle being called father, if she actually traveled as a
girl, the family may have thought it would be easier for him to pick her
up when she arrived. There was a prohibition against young women
leaving Ellis Island with men who were not close relatives (though I
think an uncle would have qualified anyway). On the other hand, that,
too, could have been a manifest error.

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY USA


ABRAHAMSON/ABRAMOVICH #general

Anderson Jill <jill.anderson@...>
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for descendants of my family, ABRAHAMSON or ABRAMOVICH
who lived in Rokiskis, Lithuania and emigrated to England and the USA
at the beginning of the 20th century. I am looking for brothers and
sisters of Menachem Mendel (Marks - born 1880), Yisroel Moshe (Morris
- born 1885) and Rochel Ita (Rachel - born 1889). Their parents were
Jacob and Hannah (Annie - born 1859, maiden name SCHUSTER). Rachel
married Sam NORR and they lived in Brooklyn - I am in touch with this
family. Hannah, my great grandmother, went to live in the USA after a
few years in London, and she died in 1929, having married a Mr.
LIPOWITZ. I know >from grave stones, that there were other brothers
and sisters, and assume they also went to the USA. So, if anyone
belongs to a family which is connected to ABRAHAMSONS (or variant
spellings) who came >from Lithuania and have connections with NORRS in
Brooklyn or SCHUSTERS in New Haven, CT, please let me know.

Thank you
Jill Anderson
London UK

Searching for: ABRAHAMSON - Rokiskis, London, USA; ALTER- Austria,
London; DAVIS/DAVISON- Riga, London; HALPERIN - Lodz, London;
GINSBURG - Dvinsk, London, USA; JACOBSON - Poland, London, Hove;
MILGROM - Trembowla, London; NOR/NORR - Panevezys, USA; PEARL/PERL/
PERLE - Birzai, London, Plymouth; SCHUSTER - Rokiskis, USA; SCHWARTZ/
SWARTZ - Dvinsk, Rokiskis, London, USA; SIEGLER/ZIMBLER - Alshad,
Plunge, Pumpenai, Riga, St. Petersburg, London, Hove, USA, S. Africa.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ABRAHAMSON/ABRAMOVICH #general

Anderson Jill <jill.anderson@...>
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for descendants of my family, ABRAHAMSON or ABRAMOVICH
who lived in Rokiskis, Lithuania and emigrated to England and the USA
at the beginning of the 20th century. I am looking for brothers and
sisters of Menachem Mendel (Marks - born 1880), Yisroel Moshe (Morris
- born 1885) and Rochel Ita (Rachel - born 1889). Their parents were
Jacob and Hannah (Annie - born 1859, maiden name SCHUSTER). Rachel
married Sam NORR and they lived in Brooklyn - I am in touch with this
family. Hannah, my great grandmother, went to live in the USA after a
few years in London, and she died in 1929, having married a Mr.
LIPOWITZ. I know >from grave stones, that there were other brothers
and sisters, and assume they also went to the USA. So, if anyone
belongs to a family which is connected to ABRAHAMSONS (or variant
spellings) who came >from Lithuania and have connections with NORRS in
Brooklyn or SCHUSTERS in New Haven, CT, please let me know.

Thank you
Jill Anderson
London UK

Searching for: ABRAHAMSON - Rokiskis, London, USA; ALTER- Austria,
London; DAVIS/DAVISON- Riga, London; HALPERIN - Lodz, London;
GINSBURG - Dvinsk, London, USA; JACOBSON - Poland, London, Hove;
MILGROM - Trembowla, London; NOR/NORR - Panevezys, USA; PEARL/PERL/
PERLE - Birzai, London, Plymouth; SCHUSTER - Rokiskis, USA; SCHWARTZ/
SWARTZ - Dvinsk, Rokiskis, London, USA; SIEGLER/ZIMBLER - Alshad,
Plunge, Pumpenai, Riga, St. Petersburg, London, Hove, USA, S. Africa.