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Kings County Surrogate's lookup / NY State eCourts search site #general

Renee Steinig
 

I'd appreciate hearing >from anyone who gets to Kings County (Brooklyn)
Surrogate's Court and would be willing to look up a name in their index. If a
file is there, I can get to Brooklyn to view it. Just hate to travel an hour
or more each way (or pay the court $30 for a lookup) only to learn that
there's nothing there.

If you can help, please email me for details.

In the course of searching for information about this Surrogate's Court, I
stumbled upon the New York State eCourts search site, at
< http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/ecourtsMain >.
It indexes:
- active Family Court cases in all 62 NY State counties
- pending Criminal Court cases in 13 counties in NYC and vicinity
- active and disposed Supreme Court cases in all 62 counties
- active and disposed cases in over 50 local civil courts in NYC, its suburbs
and upstate

Unfortunately, Surrogate's Courts are not included.

Renee

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kings County Surrogate's lookup / NY State eCourts search site #general

Renee Steinig
 

I'd appreciate hearing >from anyone who gets to Kings County (Brooklyn)
Surrogate's Court and would be willing to look up a name in their index. If a
file is there, I can get to Brooklyn to view it. Just hate to travel an hour
or more each way (or pay the court $30 for a lookup) only to learn that
there's nothing there.

If you can help, please email me for details.

In the course of searching for information about this Surrogate's Court, I
stumbled upon the New York State eCourts search site, at
< http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/ecourtsMain >.
It indexes:
- active Family Court cases in all 62 NY State counties
- pending Criminal Court cases in 13 counties in NYC and vicinity
- active and disposed Supreme Court cases in all 62 counties
- active and disposed cases in over 50 local civil courts in NYC, its suburbs
and upstate

Unfortunately, Surrogate's Courts are not included.

Renee

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


Marriage records in Liepaja from 1862 to 1865 #latvia

usdine <usdine@...>
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Marriage records in Liepaja from 1862 to 1865 #latvia

usdine <usdine@...>
 


INTRO - researching the Worms and Katz family from Hereford Germany #germany

Tanya Warms
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for a few
weeks. I consider myself to be a real beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in a suburban city within the State of Victoria.
My language is only English. I consider myself as having advanced knowledge
in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is good.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of two of my
grandparents: Adolf (Abraham) WORMS (1904 - 1966) and Julie (Yehudit)
KATZ (1903 - 1999).

My primary research goals now are to find out how to get hold of the
birth certificate of Julie KATZ born in Hereford, Germany and also a
copy of the ketubah of my grandparents who were married in Illinois,
Chicago USA on 17th November 1928.
Many thanks to anyone who may be able to help me.

Tanya Warms Melbourne, Australia tlwarms@...


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching the Worms and Katz family from Hereford Germany #germany

Tanya Warms
 

Hello GerSig,
I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for a few
weeks. I consider myself to be a real beginner in doing German Jewish
Genealogy research. I live in a suburban city within the State of Victoria.
My language is only English. I consider myself as having advanced knowledge
in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is good.

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of two of my
grandparents: Adolf (Abraham) WORMS (1904 - 1966) and Julie (Yehudit)
KATZ (1903 - 1999).

My primary research goals now are to find out how to get hold of the
birth certificate of Julie KATZ born in Hereford, Germany and also a
copy of the ketubah of my grandparents who were married in Illinois,
Chicago USA on 17th November 1928.
Many thanks to anyone who may be able to help me.

Tanya Warms Melbourne, Australia tlwarms@...


Re: Surname CHAIN #germany

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I wrote privately to Krafft-Aretin Eggert. I had a cousin by marriage by
the name of Leo R. CHAIN, b. ca 1905. He was definitely Jewish, but I
don't know much about him. He married my cousin who died of kidney
failure less than a year after their marriage and he, himself, died 8
years after that, so I can only help by saying that CHAIN could be a
Jewish name.

Martha Lev-Zion Israel martha@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Surname CHAIN #germany

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

I wrote privately to Krafft-Aretin Eggert. I had a cousin by marriage by
the name of Leo R. CHAIN, b. ca 1905. He was definitely Jewish, but I
don't know much about him. He married my cousin who died of kidney
failure less than a year after their marriage and he, himself, died 8
years after that, so I can only help by saying that CHAIN could be a
Jewish name.

Martha Lev-Zion Israel martha@...


Finding living persons in the United States #general

Bette Stoop Mas <bette_sscf@...>
 

A genealogist needs to be a detective!

Since my Digest message below (see JewishGen Discussion Group Archive
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop), I have replied
privately to numerous postings searching for people in the United States.

Yesterday's poster was unable to contact a FTJP tree submitter, Subject:
TOBIANSKY. My reply was based on the following methodology:

1) The name and address (last updated Mar 2001) of the FTJP submitter with
matching JewishGen ID# was found in JGFF (last logged in Feb 2010).
2) Veromi lists the submitter's age, possible relatives and associated
cities in the United States.
3) Anywho does not list the submitter in any of the associated states
(number may be unlisted or a cell phone).
4) Zabasearch lists the submitter, birth month and year and addresses in two
states but no phone numbers.
5) SSDI does not list the submitter.
6) Google finds an online obituary for the submitter's brother that confirms
names of immediate relatives.
7) Veromi lists associated cities for other relatives, including another
brother whose address and phone number are listed in Anywho.

Gary Mokotoff's article, "Locating Living Americans: Selected Resources" in
the Spring 2010 issue of Avotaynu contains additional helpful methodology.

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA

<< Subject: Finding living descendants in the United States (was Cousins)
From: "bette_sscf" <bette_sscf@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:33:48 -0400
<< Dr. Stephen Morse has provided genealogists with wonderful search tools
on his One-Step Webpages at http://stevemorse.org. Privateeye is only one of
Steve's many other valuable webpages besides his famous Ellis Island search
tools.>>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding living persons in the United States #general

Bette Stoop Mas <bette_sscf@...>
 

A genealogist needs to be a detective!

Since my Digest message below (see JewishGen Discussion Group Archive
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop), I have replied
privately to numerous postings searching for people in the United States.

Yesterday's poster was unable to contact a FTJP tree submitter, Subject:
TOBIANSKY. My reply was based on the following methodology:

1) The name and address (last updated Mar 2001) of the FTJP submitter with
matching JewishGen ID# was found in JGFF (last logged in Feb 2010).
2) Veromi lists the submitter's age, possible relatives and associated
cities in the United States.
3) Anywho does not list the submitter in any of the associated states
(number may be unlisted or a cell phone).
4) Zabasearch lists the submitter, birth month and year and addresses in two
states but no phone numbers.
5) SSDI does not list the submitter.
6) Google finds an online obituary for the submitter's brother that confirms
names of immediate relatives.
7) Veromi lists associated cities for other relatives, including another
brother whose address and phone number are listed in Anywho.

Gary Mokotoff's article, "Locating Living Americans: Selected Resources" in
the Spring 2010 issue of Avotaynu contains additional helpful methodology.

Bette Stoop Mas
Florida, USA

<< Subject: Finding living descendants in the United States (was Cousins)
From: "bette_sscf" <bette_sscf@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:33:48 -0400
<< Dr. Stephen Morse has provided genealogists with wonderful search tools
on his One-Step Webpages at http://stevemorse.org. Privateeye is only one of
Steve's many other valuable webpages besides his famous Ellis Island search
tools.>>


Re: Naturalization for GIs in WWII #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Judith Lipmanson said that she read that during WWII, European refugees in
the U.S. military were put on a fast track to naturalization because they had
to be citizens before shipping overseas...

This is not exactly true. Refugees in the military were on a fast track, but
it was not faster than for other non-citizens. "Refugees" are a specific
category of people, and account for a small percentage of all immigrants.
Non-citizen soldiers have usually had a fast track to citizenship, in
recognition of their duty to the country. The rules have changed with various
laws, often in response to the political situation.

The laws are very complicated, and older versions are hard to find, but as
far as I can determine, during World War 2, a non-citizen serving in the
military and who had arrived in the U.S. as a child immigrant in 1925 was
treated the same as one who arrived as a refugee in 1938. Of course, their
language ability and other skills may have determined how they were deployed,
and the logistics of naturalization and administering the oath of citizenship
was much easier on U.S. territory.

I believe their age also potentially affected their status, as the minimum
age for naturalization during World War 2 was 21 (and I *think* that this age
requirement applied to military personnel), but boys could be drafted at a
younger age.

This question might be answered more accurately by World War 2 buffs or the
U.S. State Department rather than us humble genealogists.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naturalization for GIs in WWII #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Judith Lipmanson said that she read that during WWII, European refugees in
the U.S. military were put on a fast track to naturalization because they had
to be citizens before shipping overseas...

This is not exactly true. Refugees in the military were on a fast track, but
it was not faster than for other non-citizens. "Refugees" are a specific
category of people, and account for a small percentage of all immigrants.
Non-citizen soldiers have usually had a fast track to citizenship, in
recognition of their duty to the country. The rules have changed with various
laws, often in response to the political situation.

The laws are very complicated, and older versions are hard to find, but as
far as I can determine, during World War 2, a non-citizen serving in the
military and who had arrived in the U.S. as a child immigrant in 1925 was
treated the same as one who arrived as a refugee in 1938. Of course, their
language ability and other skills may have determined how they were deployed,
and the logistics of naturalization and administering the oath of citizenship
was much easier on U.S. territory.

I believe their age also potentially affected their status, as the minimum
age for naturalization during World War 2 was 21 (and I *think* that this age
requirement applied to military personnel), but boys could be drafted at a
younger age.

This question might be answered more accurately by World War 2 buffs or the
U.S. State Department rather than us humble genealogists.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


Re: CHAIN #germany

astrogirl200@...
 

Sir Ernst CHAIN was born in Berlin in 1906 and received the Nobel Prize for
Physiology or Medicine in 1945 for his work on penicillin. He was Jewish.
His father was >from Russia and his mother >from Germany.

Amanda Katz, Massachusetts, astrogirl200@...


German SIG #Germany Re: CHAIN #germany

astrogirl200@...
 

Sir Ernst CHAIN was born in Berlin in 1906 and received the Nobel Prize for
Physiology or Medicine in 1945 for his work on penicillin. He was Jewish.
His father was >from Russia and his mother >from Germany.

Amanda Katz, Massachusetts, astrogirl200@...


Seeking contact information for Alex SALM #general

Michelle Fanwick
 

Hi,
Does anyone know who Alex SALM is? He submitted Pages of Testimony for many
of my relatives to Yad Vashem.

Thank you,
Michelle Tichauer Fanwick
Wilton, Connecticut USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with contact information.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking contact information for Alex SALM #general

Michelle Fanwick
 

Hi,
Does anyone know who Alex SALM is? He submitted Pages of Testimony for many
of my relatives to Yad Vashem.

Thank you,
Michelle Tichauer Fanwick
Wilton, Connecticut USA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with contact information.


Shtetl Research Vieksniai and Rokiskis #general

Marcella S
 

I am researching two shtetls in Lithuania:

VIEKSNIAI - particular reference to SHAMES/SMITH families
Any info on the shtetl and/ the families above would be much appreciated
Three Shames boys went to South Africa leaving behind a sister, Leah and some
half-siblings? that may have gone to the USA - Leah married Shimas JOSELOVICH

ROKISKIS - particularly interested in the small settlement outside Rokiskis
named RADUTE. Any info relating to this area in which I believe about 10
Jewish families lived would be much appreciated

Maps, pictures, names, trees, ideas, suggestions on how to go >from here,
anything would be good
Thanks
Marcella Shames

MODERATOR NOTE: The first stop in shtetl research should be the JewishGen home
page. http://www.jewishgen.org
Use "Search for a town" in the middle of the page. Both Vieksniai and
Rokiskis are represented by a community page. Rokiskis, in fact, has its own
shtetlinks page. http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rokiskis/rokmain.htm
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), accessible >from the community pages, as well, is
quite useful. In addition, do not overlook the "Get Started" button near the
of the JewishGen home page. There is much good guidance there for Jewish
genealogists at all levels of experience.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetl Research Vieksniai and Rokiskis #general

Marcella S
 

I am researching two shtetls in Lithuania:

VIEKSNIAI - particular reference to SHAMES/SMITH families
Any info on the shtetl and/ the families above would be much appreciated
Three Shames boys went to South Africa leaving behind a sister, Leah and some
half-siblings? that may have gone to the USA - Leah married Shimas JOSELOVICH

ROKISKIS - particularly interested in the small settlement outside Rokiskis
named RADUTE. Any info relating to this area in which I believe about 10
Jewish families lived would be much appreciated

Maps, pictures, names, trees, ideas, suggestions on how to go >from here,
anything would be good
Thanks
Marcella Shames

MODERATOR NOTE: The first stop in shtetl research should be the JewishGen home
page. http://www.jewishgen.org
Use "Search for a town" in the middle of the page. Both Vieksniai and
Rokiskis are represented by a community page. Rokiskis, in fact, has its own
shtetlinks page. http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rokiskis/rokmain.htm
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), accessible >from the community pages, as well, is
quite useful. In addition, do not overlook the "Get Started" button near the
of the JewishGen home page. There is much good guidance there for Jewish
genealogists at all levels of experience.


Re: CHAIN #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Where in Prussia would this have been? And when?

I don't see the surname in Lars Menk's dictionary, but CHAIM and CHAN
(yes!) were not uncommon.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 10/1/2010 9:53 AM, Krafft-Aretin Eggert wrote:
I found in Prussia a person Isaak CHAINE. CHAINE a name to Jewish Person?
Whever know this family-name?


German SIG #Germany Re: CHAIN #germany

Roger Lustig
 

Where in Prussia would this have been? And when?

I don't see the surname in Lars Menk's dictionary, but CHAIM and CHAN
(yes!) were not uncommon.

Roger Lustig Princeton, NJ USA research co-ordinator, GerSIG

On 10/1/2010 9:53 AM, Krafft-Aretin Eggert wrote:
I found in Prussia a person Isaak CHAINE. CHAINE a name to Jewish Person?
Whever know this family-name?