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Success in finding multiple cousins #general

Ruth Frank <ruth@...>
 

I have found multiple cousins on both sides of our family through
Jewishgen, My Heritage and Ancestry.com. Finding these family members
has been wonderful but the most remarkable find was thanks to Martina
Berner. Martina posted about 6 weeks ago that she was looking for
families that had members transported >from Berlin to Minsk, Belarus
during the Holocaust. My family was transported >from Berlin to
destination unknown. My mother had searched since the war to try and
find their destination. Mom and I even went to the Red Cross and
asked them to search. The results that we received were destination
unknown. Any time I found a new link I would check for our family. I
responded to Matrina. My families transport dates were not one of
the 2 dates for the Minsk transports, but she asked if I had tried
this link: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/ I immediately
entered DEUTSCHKRON and was stunned when my family appeared. What a
gift to be able to tell my mother when and where her family's journey
ended. A biter sweet gift but much needed for closure. I am so happy
that my mother was able to learn this information as she passed away
on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.
Ruth Frank
ruth@madisontop.com
www.madisontop.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success in finding multiple cousins #general

Ruth Frank <ruth@...>
 

I have found multiple cousins on both sides of our family through
Jewishgen, My Heritage and Ancestry.com. Finding these family members
has been wonderful but the most remarkable find was thanks to Martina
Berner. Martina posted about 6 weeks ago that she was looking for
families that had members transported >from Berlin to Minsk, Belarus
during the Holocaust. My family was transported >from Berlin to
destination unknown. My mother had searched since the war to try and
find their destination. Mom and I even went to the Red Cross and
asked them to search. The results that we received were destination
unknown. Any time I found a new link I would check for our family. I
responded to Matrina. My families transport dates were not one of
the 2 dates for the Minsk transports, but she asked if I had tried
this link: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/ I immediately
entered DEUTSCHKRON and was stunned when my family appeared. What a
gift to be able to tell my mother when and where her family's journey
ended. A biter sweet gift but much needed for closure. I am so happy
that my mother was able to learn this information as she passed away
on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.
Ruth Frank
ruth@madisontop.com
www.madisontop.com


Vienna gravestone photo needed #general

dorit morag
 

I'm asking for a volunteer in vienna to visit Wiener Zentralfriedhof cemetery
and photograph for me the gravestone of

Landau, taube in section t4 group 4 row 32 grave 66

This is my grandmother who died in 1924

Thanks a lot

Dorit morag landau

Israel

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vienna gravestone photo needed #general

dorit morag
 

I'm asking for a volunteer in vienna to visit Wiener Zentralfriedhof cemetery
and photograph for me the gravestone of

Landau, taube in section t4 group 4 row 32 grave 66

This is my grandmother who died in 1924

Thanks a lot

Dorit morag landau

Israel

MODERATOR NOTE: It is suggested that you also post this request to the
AustriaCzech SIG List. You will need to subscribe, which is free.


Judentabellen and Judenliste #general

Judith Elam
 

I have found ancestors on various databases and LDS films. I would now like
to get copies of Judentabellen and Judenliste for the following towns

Kurmark, Brandenburg - Soldin (after 1805), Prenzlau, Spandau (before 1771)
West Prussia - Elbing, Dirschau,
Posen - Schrimm, Fraustadt, Kosten, Lissa, Czempin, Storchnest,
East Prussia - Praszka
Mecklenburg - Neustrelitz, Penzlin

I know the corresponding state archives hold copies (Brandenburgisches
Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer
Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem, AGAD in Warsaw, etc.). I wish I could visit
them, but I can't.

So is there anyone out there who already has these lists and would be
willing to share them? I am happy to share costs. I would also love to
avoid the hassle and major cost of dealing with these archives!

Alternatively, is there anyone who is also interested in obtaining these
lists and willing to share in the cost if I try and obtain them?

Are there any plans to place these lists on Jewishgen? I can be contacted at
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii

Researching: WEINBERG (Elbing, Dirschau), GOLDSTEIN (Elbing),
HIRSCHBERG/KALLMANN/CALLMANN/MOSSNER (Soldin), LEVY (Prenzlau),
MEYER/WULFF/NATHAN (Spandau), SCHWARZ (Schrimm, Kosten), SIMEK (Storchnest,
Schrimm), GUMPERT (Fraustadt, Lissa), FISCHEL (Kosten, Czempin) HAHN/JAPHA
(Fraustadt), FUHRMANN (Praszka), LEVY/AHRENHEIM (Penzlin), LEVY
(Neustrelitz)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Judentabellen and Judenliste #general

Judith Elam
 

I have found ancestors on various databases and LDS films. I would now like
to get copies of Judentabellen and Judenliste for the following towns

Kurmark, Brandenburg - Soldin (after 1805), Prenzlau, Spandau (before 1771)
West Prussia - Elbing, Dirschau,
Posen - Schrimm, Fraustadt, Kosten, Lissa, Czempin, Storchnest,
East Prussia - Praszka
Mecklenburg - Neustrelitz, Penzlin

I know the corresponding state archives hold copies (Brandenburgisches
Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer
Kulturbesitz in Berlin-Dahlem, AGAD in Warsaw, etc.). I wish I could visit
them, but I can't.

So is there anyone out there who already has these lists and would be
willing to share them? I am happy to share costs. I would also love to
avoid the hassle and major cost of dealing with these archives!

Alternatively, is there anyone who is also interested in obtaining these
lists and willing to share in the cost if I try and obtain them?

Are there any plans to place these lists on Jewishgen? I can be contacted at
elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Judith Elam
Kihei, Hawaii

Researching: WEINBERG (Elbing, Dirschau), GOLDSTEIN (Elbing),
HIRSCHBERG/KALLMANN/CALLMANN/MOSSNER (Soldin), LEVY (Prenzlau),
MEYER/WULFF/NATHAN (Spandau), SCHWARZ (Schrimm, Kosten), SIMEK (Storchnest,
Schrimm), GUMPERT (Fraustadt, Lissa), FISCHEL (Kosten, Czempin) HAHN/JAPHA
(Fraustadt), FUHRMANN (Praszka), LEVY/AHRENHEIM (Penzlin), LEVY
(Neustrelitz)


Foreigner Police Registration Berlin, Germany 1920's -1930's #general

montereybayrob@...
 

Has anyone had any luck retrieving foreigner police registration files
from Berlin during the 1920's to 1930's?
I know my relatives emigrated to Berlin and likely had to register
with the local police. Does anyone know if the police registration
records have any valuable information?

Thanks,

Rob Weisskirch
Marina, CA

Seeking: WEISSKIRCH, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Nowy Wisnicz; SCHON,
Berlin, Buenos Aires, Nowy Wisnicz; SPIRA, Nowy Wisnicz; FAERMAN,
Mendoza, Kopreshty, Teleneshty, HERZOG, Komjatice, San Juan, Arg.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Foreigner Police Registration Berlin, Germany 1920's -1930's #general

montereybayrob@...
 

Has anyone had any luck retrieving foreigner police registration files
from Berlin during the 1920's to 1930's?
I know my relatives emigrated to Berlin and likely had to register
with the local police. Does anyone know if the police registration
records have any valuable information?

Thanks,

Rob Weisskirch
Marina, CA

Seeking: WEISSKIRCH, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Nowy Wisnicz; SCHON,
Berlin, Buenos Aires, Nowy Wisnicz; SPIRA, Nowy Wisnicz; FAERMAN,
Mendoza, Kopreshty, Teleneshty, HERZOG, Komjatice, San Juan, Arg.


Searching the TACHNA family from Poland #general

Robert Tachna <rht66@...>
 

I am researching the family history of the TACHNA family >from Poland.
This includes all ancestors and descendants. Anyone who is related or
even just interested, please contact me by email: rht66@comcast.net.

You can visit my website about the Tachna family at http://www.tachna.com

Thanks to all,
Robert Tachna


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching the TACHNA family from Poland #general

Robert Tachna <rht66@...>
 

I am researching the family history of the TACHNA family >from Poland.
This includes all ancestors and descendants. Anyone who is related or
even just interested, please contact me by email: rht66@comcast.net.

You can visit my website about the Tachna family at http://www.tachna.com

Thanks to all,
Robert Tachna


Seeking info Kaminsky/Kominsky arrived in US 1890 from Russia #general

elkamins@...
 

Hello -

Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and
Jennie (Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in
Philadelphia, which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873
and arrived in US 1890. Other possible spellings were Kmelnetzky (from
a story told by my great uncle). He also said he was told the family
came >from near Kiev.

So far, no ships records or immigration info have turned them up.
Seeking their Russian hometown and their entry point into US.

Any info GREATLY appreciated!

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky
Mt. Laurel, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking info Kaminsky/Kominsky arrived in US 1890 from Russia #general

elkamins@...
 

Hello -

Have been seeking information on my great grandparents, Samuel and
Jennie (Goldstein) Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1910 census in
Philadelphia, which says they were born in Russia, approximately 1873
and arrived in US 1890. Other possible spellings were Kmelnetzky (from
a story told by my great uncle). He also said he was told the family
came >from near Kiev.

So far, no ships records or immigration info have turned them up.
Seeking their Russian hometown and their entry point into US.

Any info GREATLY appreciated!

Elizabeth Lea Kaminsky
Mt. Laurel, NJ


Re: Please look at my recent ViewMate images #general

tom
 

Just a reminder that it is a good idea to use a meaningful subject line
that summarizes your message, and if possible to include such things as
"translation request", and if known, the language(s) involved, and/or
the surnames, places, time period, etc.

Speaking for myself only, there are many languages and places about
which I know less than nothing, so i would rather look at those
postings which I might be able to help. even in digest form, I
look through a dozen or two messages >from
Jewishgen every day, and out of necessity, I skip those whose
subject lines are vague or not relevant.


....... tom klein, toronto


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Please look at my recent ViewMate images #general

tom
 

Just a reminder that it is a good idea to use a meaningful subject line
that summarizes your message, and if possible to include such things as
"translation request", and if known, the language(s) involved, and/or
the surnames, places, time period, etc.

Speaking for myself only, there are many languages and places about
which I know less than nothing, so i would rather look at those
postings which I might be able to help. even in digest form, I
look through a dozen or two messages >from
Jewishgen every day, and out of necessity, I skip those whose
subject lines are vague or not relevant.


....... tom klein, toronto


Re: WWI registration card question #general

Renee Steinig
 

Denise Azbill <famaz1@hotmail.com> asked about Charles Kuperstein's
WWI draft registration (Brockton MA, 1917).

Charles registered in the first of three WWI draft registrations. A
slightly different card was used each time. An easy-to-read template
of the questions on the June 5, 1917 card is at

http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/DraftCardA.pdf

Similar templates are available for the two other drafts...

July 5, 1918
http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/DraftCardB.pdf

Sept. 12, 1918
http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/DraftCardC.pdf

"Declarant" - Someone who has filed a Declaration of Intention to
become a U.S. citizen (informally called "first papers").

Read more about WWI Draft Registration Cards at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/wwidraft.htm

Renee

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WWI registration card question #general

Renee Steinig
 

Denise Azbill <famaz1@hotmail.com> asked about Charles Kuperstein's
WWI draft registration (Brockton MA, 1917).

Charles registered in the first of three WWI draft registrations. A
slightly different card was used each time. An easy-to-read template
of the questions on the June 5, 1917 card is at

http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/DraftCardA.pdf

Similar templates are available for the two other drafts...

July 5, 1918
http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/DraftCardB.pdf

Sept. 12, 1918
http://c.ancestry.com/pdf/trees/charts/DraftCardC.pdf

"Declarant" - Someone who has filed a Declaration of Intention to
become a U.S. citizen (informally called "first papers").

Read more about WWI Draft Registration Cards at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/wwidraft.htm

Renee

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


Brooklyn street name #general

Renee Steinig
 

Judi Langer Caplan <Judith27@aol.com> asked about Christopher Street
in Brooklyn (a family address on the 1910 census and a street in a
current NYC atlas) vs. Christopher Avenue in Brooklyn (listed on the
Steve Morse's census One-Step and on MapQuest).

GoogleMaps, too, shows Christopher Ave. in Brooklyn, running south
from East New York Ave. to Linden Blvd., parallel to (and five blocks
east of) Rockaway Ave. Christopher Ave. is also all that's listed in
my 1992 Hagstrom NYC atlas and in the "Standard Street Guide to
Brooklyn." (No date on that, but I believe it was published in the
1930s.)

I suggest that you identify streets near the 1910 address by searching
before and after your family's listing on the census. Then check with
the New York Public Library Map Division <
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/map-division >. They should
be able to find the 1910 address on a map of that period, then compare
the location to Christopher Ave. on a current NYC map. The Library of
Congress Geography Map Division <
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/gmpage.html > is also very helpful
with such inquiries.

Renee

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brooklyn street name #general

Renee Steinig
 

Judi Langer Caplan <Judith27@aol.com> asked about Christopher Street
in Brooklyn (a family address on the 1910 census and a street in a
current NYC atlas) vs. Christopher Avenue in Brooklyn (listed on the
Steve Morse's census One-Step and on MapQuest).

GoogleMaps, too, shows Christopher Ave. in Brooklyn, running south
from East New York Ave. to Linden Blvd., parallel to (and five blocks
east of) Rockaway Ave. Christopher Ave. is also all that's listed in
my 1992 Hagstrom NYC atlas and in the "Standard Street Guide to
Brooklyn." (No date on that, but I believe it was published in the
1930s.)

I suggest that you identify streets near the 1910 address by searching
before and after your family's listing on the census. Then check with
the New York Public Library Map Division <
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/map-division >. They should
be able to find the 1910 address on a map of that period, then compare
the location to Christopher Ave. on a current NYC map. The Library of
Congress Geography Map Division <
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/gmpage.html > is also very helpful
with such inquiries.

Renee

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


Re: Re US Naturalization question #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 2/25/2011 5:43:25 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
famaz1@hotmail.com writes:
The answer was "yes", that
you had to be a citizen to be a witness for someone else.


That assumes they checked however. I have seen instances where I know who
the witness was and I know the person was not a citizen. In other cases I
have seen the name of the first witness crossed out and a second
substituted in -- which I assume happened because it was discovered the
first person was not a citizen, or maybe they were simply unavailable
to act as a witness as the process progressed.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re US Naturalization question #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 2/25/2011 5:43:25 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
famaz1@hotmail.com writes:
The answer was "yes", that
you had to be a citizen to be a witness for someone else.


That assumes they checked however. I have seen instances where I know who
the witness was and I know the person was not a citizen. In other cases I
have seen the name of the first witness crossed out and a second
substituted in -- which I assume happened because it was discovered the
first person was not a citizen, or maybe they were simply unavailable
to act as a witness as the process progressed.

Allan Jordan

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