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Jacob ZARSKI #general

Irene Newhouse
 

I have inherited 2 letters to my father >from Jacob ZARSKI, who, in 1959, was
living in New Jersey. >from other letters between my father & his sister [we
lived in upstate NY, she in Switzerland], Zarski had been a dentist in Warsaw
before WWII & pretty much the sole survivor of his family. He was an in-law
of my father's brother Elias PUPKO, known as Luta, & his wife, whose first
name was probably Vera.

There is one Jacob ZARSKI in the Social Security Death Index, 1897-1993, who
may be the same person - or not. ZARSKI appears to be a rare name, occurring
with frequency only in the Piotrikow area [JRI-Poland database].

Does anyone know anything about him or his family? I'm looking for a route to
identifying my aunt & learning her fate. Family information is that
Elias/Luta was murdered in Warsaw, but his wife & daughter (possibly named
Sonja) escaped to Sweden, where I've been unable to locate them.

Thanks!
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacob ZARSKI #general

Irene Newhouse
 

I have inherited 2 letters to my father >from Jacob ZARSKI, who, in 1959, was
living in New Jersey. >from other letters between my father & his sister [we
lived in upstate NY, she in Switzerland], Zarski had been a dentist in Warsaw
before WWII & pretty much the sole survivor of his family. He was an in-law
of my father's brother Elias PUPKO, known as Luta, & his wife, whose first
name was probably Vera.

There is one Jacob ZARSKI in the Social Security Death Index, 1897-1993, who
may be the same person - or not. ZARSKI appears to be a rare name, occurring
with frequency only in the Piotrikow area [JRI-Poland database].

Does anyone know anything about him or his family? I'm looking for a route to
identifying my aunt & learning her fate. Family information is that
Elias/Luta was murdered in Warsaw, but his wife & daughter (possibly named
Sonja) escaped to Sweden, where I've been unable to locate them.

Thanks!
Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Immigration problem #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi everyone,

I am trying to find my grandmother's immigration papers. Unfortunately I
do not know what her maiden name was in Russia. I have even looked by first
name only and by her sisters and parents first name. Whoa is me!! She
seems to have evaded me.

I am trying to understand immigration and naturalization laws around 1900-1910.

What I found so far is: 'Citizenship was inherited exclusively through the
father'. I thought I heard it was through the husband. I need some
clarification on that.

Also learned that the law required two years of residence in the United
States and one year in the state of residence, prior to applying for
citizenship. Does that mean 3 years total? That information might help
to narrow the time arrival.

Is there a book or website that I could look at to understand this process
better? Maybe then I could find grandma.

Thank you,
Trudy Barch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Immigration problem #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hi everyone,

I am trying to find my grandmother's immigration papers. Unfortunately I
do not know what her maiden name was in Russia. I have even looked by first
name only and by her sisters and parents first name. Whoa is me!! She
seems to have evaded me.

I am trying to understand immigration and naturalization laws around 1900-1910.

What I found so far is: 'Citizenship was inherited exclusively through the
father'. I thought I heard it was through the husband. I need some
clarification on that.

Also learned that the law required two years of residence in the United
States and one year in the state of residence, prior to applying for
citizenship. Does that mean 3 years total? That information might help
to narrow the time arrival.

Is there a book or website that I could look at to understand this process
better? Maybe then I could find grandma.

Thank you,
Trudy Barch


Re: Where is Nyiregykara? #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

This is probably a misspelling of Nyiregyhaza, Hungary. Ungarn means Hungary.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator

From: Lillian Converse <lilconverse@...>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:25:37 -0500

Does anyone know where Nyiregykara is? It is listed on a passenger list (in
German - Nyiregykara, Ungorn).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Nyiregykara? #general

Vivian Kahn <viviankahn@...>
 

This is probably a misspelling of Nyiregyhaza, Hungary. Ungarn means Hungary.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
Hungarian SIG Coordinator

From: Lillian Converse <lilconverse@...>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:25:37 -0500

Does anyone know where Nyiregykara is? It is listed on a passenger list (in
German - Nyiregykara, Ungorn).


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@...


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

usdine <usdine@...>
 


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@...