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Re: Steamship Information #belarus

Larry Gaum
 

From: Gene Richards

"Subject: [belarus] Steamship Information
Here is a cool Website that has a lot of historic information about
various European steamship companies"

Mr. Richards:
In 1995,I purchased 3 photos of steamships >from a company in the USA to be
used in a book I wrote and published about my family's immigration to Canada
They were authenticated before I published my book, so my photos
are true images of the steamships that were identified. When I went to
the website you indicated, I was surprised to see that the photo images
did not match the ones I had. One that my paternal Grandmother and father
took >from Bristol, England,to the Port of Quebec, on September 21,1910
was not even identified with a picture because there was no record
of it crossing the Atlantic in 1910. There was a crossing in 1907.
I know the omission of the 1910 voyage is incorrect as I have a copy
of the Manifest (Pursor's list) with the exact date of crossing.Now,
for the 64,thousand dollar question. If my records and photos are correct
what about this website? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Dr. Larry Gaum
Toronto


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Steamship Information #belarus

Larry Gaum
 

From: Gene Richards

"Subject: [belarus] Steamship Information
Here is a cool Website that has a lot of historic information about
various European steamship companies"

Mr. Richards:
In 1995,I purchased 3 photos of steamships >from a company in the USA to be
used in a book I wrote and published about my family's immigration to Canada
They were authenticated before I published my book, so my photos
are true images of the steamships that were identified. When I went to
the website you indicated, I was surprised to see that the photo images
did not match the ones I had. One that my paternal Grandmother and father
took >from Bristol, England,to the Port of Quebec, on September 21,1910
was not even identified with a picture because there was no record
of it crossing the Atlantic in 1910. There was a crossing in 1907.
I know the omission of the 1910 voyage is incorrect as I have a copy
of the Manifest (Pursor's list) with the exact date of crossing.Now,
for the 64,thousand dollar question. If my records and photos are correct
what about this website? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Dr. Larry Gaum
Toronto


No maternal matches to date #dna

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

I'm getting very discouraged. So far - in the two or more years since I had
my mtDNA tested by FTDNA, I haven't found any, however, distant relatives.
Whenever I email a high probability (HVR2) match, I always include the
maiden names of my maternal ancestors (grandmother, great-grandmother,
great-grandmother), going back to the early 19th century, and their
ancestral towns in Poland. (The family lived in the towns of Otwock and
Karczew - southeast of Warsaw.) I should add that so far I've been unable to
locate any vital records prior to the 19th century.

Knowing that I'm descended >from The Clan of Velda - the smallest of the
clans of the "Seven Daughters of Eve," is fascinating information but
unfortunately hasn't helped me find any "cousins," however many generations
they might be removed. I realize, of course, that not every Jew >from "my"
part of the world - Eastern Europe, including Poland - has had his or her
mtDNA tested!

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIASZ, SAFIRSTEIN, GRINBERG (or variants of all three names)


Re: Publishing a tree online #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

I sent my tree to relatives in hard copy form and wouldn't you know, one
of them published the entire tree online without asking me. Once you send
out this information you loose all control of containing the data.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUXBAUM-Skwarzawa, Glinyany,
Sielec Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOFF, MINWITZKI-Brest-Litovsk, Wyskae-Litovsk- BELARUS

In a message dated 4/23/2011 10:20:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
cousintrudy@comcast.net writes:
I asked my family before I put the information online. 2 ladies
immediately contacted me and said *No*. I already had identity theft in my
life and once is more than enough.
People are paranoid today. I respected their wishes and have not put my
database online. They said I could put names only that would be OK. Hence
I am not growing as fast as I would like. Instead I send a PDF file to
anyone that would like it. As was said, genealogy does not cause 'identity
theft' as all that information is already online but people are still
afraid.


DNA Research #DNA No maternal matches to date #dna

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

I'm getting very discouraged. So far - in the two or more years since I had
my mtDNA tested by FTDNA, I haven't found any, however, distant relatives.
Whenever I email a high probability (HVR2) match, I always include the
maiden names of my maternal ancestors (grandmother, great-grandmother,
great-grandmother), going back to the early 19th century, and their
ancestral towns in Poland. (The family lived in the towns of Otwock and
Karczew - southeast of Warsaw.) I should add that so far I've been unable to
locate any vital records prior to the 19th century.

Knowing that I'm descended >from The Clan of Velda - the smallest of the
clans of the "Seven Daughters of Eve," is fascinating information but
unfortunately hasn't helped me find any "cousins," however many generations
they might be removed. I realize, of course, that not every Jew >from "my"
part of the world - Eastern Europe, including Poland - has had his or her
mtDNA tested!

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching:
DROZDIASZ, SAFIRSTEIN, GRINBERG (or variants of all three names)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Publishing a tree online #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

I sent my tree to relatives in hard copy form and wouldn't you know, one
of them published the entire tree online without asking me. Once you send
out this information you loose all control of containing the data.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUXBAUM-Skwarzawa, Glinyany,
Sielec Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOFF, MINWITZKI-Brest-Litovsk, Wyskae-Litovsk- BELARUS

In a message dated 4/23/2011 10:20:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
cousintrudy@comcast.net writes:
I asked my family before I put the information online. 2 ladies
immediately contacted me and said *No*. I already had identity theft in my
life and once is more than enough.
People are paranoid today. I respected their wishes and have not put my
database online. They said I could put names only that would be OK. Hence
I am not growing as fast as I would like. Instead I send a PDF file to
anyone that would like it. As was said, genealogy does not cause 'identity
theft' as all that information is already online but people are still
afraid.


Commemoration 2011 in Hungary #hungary

g_hirsch@...
 

Today was published in the Uj Elet the commemoration dates for Hungary 2011. I hope some of you planning Holidays in Hungary will be present on the commemoration. There are some changes possible, so please check for time to time on the MAZSIHISz homepage http://www.mazsihisz.hu/index.php.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland

Commemoration in Hungary 2011

May 22.
Mosonmagyarovar 14.00 cemetery
Sarbogard 12.00 cemetery

May 29.
Baja 11.30 Ady E. library
Nagykanizsa 10.30 synagogue, cemetery

June 5.
Kispest 11.00 cemetery
Kisvarda 14.00 Vasvari P. st.
Devecser 11.00 cemetery
Paszto 10.00 synagogue
10.30 memorial
11.00 cemetery
Tata 10.00 cemetery
Tatabanya 13.00 cemetery
Zalaegerszeg 10.30 synagogue
12.00 cemetery

June 12.
Eger 14.00 cemetery
Gyongyos 11.00 cemetery
Kapolnasnyek 16.00 cemetery
Szekesfehervar 11.00 cemetery
Kiskunhalas 11.00 synagogue
Kecskemet 14.00 cemetery

June 19.
Balassagyarmat 11.00 cemetery
Esztergom 11.00 cemetery
Kiskoros, Kecel, Soltvadkert 14.00 Frankel-synagogue
Nagykata 10.30 cemetery
Nyíregyhaza 10.00 memorial
11.00 cemetery
Szecseny 11.00 cemetery

June 26.
Bekescsaba 15.00 Szechenyi-park
Gyula 12.00 cemetery
Kaposvar 10.00 synagogue
11.00 memorialtablet-crowning
11.30 memorial
Miskolc 11.00 cemetery
Salgotarjan 11.00 cemetery
Szolnok 14.00 synagogue
Szeged 10.00 Holocaust-memorial
11.00 synagogue
Vac 10.00 synagogue
Veszprem 10.00 cemetery

July 3.
Debrecen 10.00 cemetery
Gyor 11.00 cemetery
Jaszbereny 11.00 cemetery
Keszthely 11.00 synagogue
Nagykoros 11.30 synagogue
Papa 10.00 cemetery
15.00 synagogue
Satoraljaújhely 14.00 cemetery
Szombathely 11.00 cemetery
Tapolca 13.30 former ghetto

July 10.
Sopron 11.00 cemetery


Hungary SIG #Hungary Commemoration 2011 in Hungary #hungary

g_hirsch@...
 

Today was published in the Uj Elet the commemoration dates for Hungary 2011. I hope some of you planning Holidays in Hungary will be present on the commemoration. There are some changes possible, so please check for time to time on the MAZSIHISz homepage http://www.mazsihisz.hu/index.php.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland

Commemoration in Hungary 2011

May 22.
Mosonmagyarovar 14.00 cemetery
Sarbogard 12.00 cemetery

May 29.
Baja 11.30 Ady E. library
Nagykanizsa 10.30 synagogue, cemetery

June 5.
Kispest 11.00 cemetery
Kisvarda 14.00 Vasvari P. st.
Devecser 11.00 cemetery
Paszto 10.00 synagogue
10.30 memorial
11.00 cemetery
Tata 10.00 cemetery
Tatabanya 13.00 cemetery
Zalaegerszeg 10.30 synagogue
12.00 cemetery

June 12.
Eger 14.00 cemetery
Gyongyos 11.00 cemetery
Kapolnasnyek 16.00 cemetery
Szekesfehervar 11.00 cemetery
Kiskunhalas 11.00 synagogue
Kecskemet 14.00 cemetery

June 19.
Balassagyarmat 11.00 cemetery
Esztergom 11.00 cemetery
Kiskoros, Kecel, Soltvadkert 14.00 Frankel-synagogue
Nagykata 10.30 cemetery
Nyíregyhaza 10.00 memorial
11.00 cemetery
Szecseny 11.00 cemetery

June 26.
Bekescsaba 15.00 Szechenyi-park
Gyula 12.00 cemetery
Kaposvar 10.00 synagogue
11.00 memorialtablet-crowning
11.30 memorial
Miskolc 11.00 cemetery
Salgotarjan 11.00 cemetery
Szolnok 14.00 synagogue
Szeged 10.00 Holocaust-memorial
11.00 synagogue
Vac 10.00 synagogue
Veszprem 10.00 cemetery

July 3.
Debrecen 10.00 cemetery
Gyor 11.00 cemetery
Jaszbereny 11.00 cemetery
Keszthely 11.00 synagogue
Nagykoros 11.30 synagogue
Papa 10.00 cemetery
15.00 synagogue
Satoraljaújhely 14.00 cemetery
Szombathely 11.00 cemetery
Tapolca 13.30 former ghetto

July 10.
Sopron 11.00 cemetery


Re: Reunion and Conference in Latvia #latvia

Rosalind Finkelstein
 

Henry,

Do you know if the cemetery in Liepaja has been cleaned up so that the grave
stones are visible? Other wise it's almost impossible to find certain graves.

Roz Finkelstein
Framingham MA


Latvia SIG #Latvia RE: Reunion and Conference in Latvia #latvia

Rosalind Finkelstein
 

Henry,

Do you know if the cemetery in Liepaja has been cleaned up so that the grave
stones are visible? Other wise it's almost impossible to find certain graves.

Roz Finkelstein
Framingham MA


Ignacz SCHVARCZ, 1895, Puspokladany #hungary

ethnoca@...
 

By chance I found in the Evangelical Baptism Records of Puspokladany on the Salt Lake City Family Search website the following entry:
Ignacz SCHVARCZ, born 1-Nov-1895 in Puspokladany, Hajdu c. Father Mihaly SCHVARCZ, age 40, lime salesman, born in Puspokladany. Mother Hani SCHVARCZ, age 33, housewife, born in Gesztered.

Since the register is not transcribed, it is in photo format, I figured that whoever may be looking for this person will not look in an Evangelical register, and so I decided to create a record of it here on our searchable list.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada

Moderator: Please contact Sarah off-list if this record is of interest.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Ignacz SCHVARCZ, 1895, Puspokladany #hungary

ethnoca@...
 

By chance I found in the Evangelical Baptism Records of Puspokladany on the Salt Lake City Family Search website the following entry:
Ignacz SCHVARCZ, born 1-Nov-1895 in Puspokladany, Hajdu c. Father Mihaly SCHVARCZ, age 40, lime salesman, born in Puspokladany. Mother Hani SCHVARCZ, age 33, housewife, born in Gesztered.

Since the register is not transcribed, it is in photo format, I figured that whoever may be looking for this person will not look in an Evangelical register, and so I decided to create a record of it here on our searchable list.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada

Moderator: Please contact Sarah off-list if this record is of interest.


Jelgava marriage records 1859 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jelgava marriage records 1859 #latvia

Christine Usdin
 


question on 1910 census #general

David Laskin
 

I have found my ancestors on the 1910 census -- they lived in a building at 195
Madison Street on New York's Lower East Side. The building had 16 units, numbered on
the census >from 277 to 292. My family was #282. My question is: did census takers
start at the bottom of apartment buildings and work their way up, numbering units
consecutively as they ascended? If so, that would have put my family on the second
floor of that tenement house. If anyone has wisdom on this subject, I'd love to hear
from you. Thanks.
David Laskin,
Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen question on 1910 census #general

David Laskin
 

I have found my ancestors on the 1910 census -- they lived in a building at 195
Madison Street on New York's Lower East Side. The building had 16 units, numbered on
the census >from 277 to 292. My family was #282. My question is: did census takers
start at the bottom of apartment buildings and work their way up, numbering units
consecutively as they ascended? If so, that would have put my family on the second
floor of that tenement house. If anyone has wisdom on this subject, I'd love to hear
from you. Thanks.
David Laskin,
Seattle, WA


Re: Uniforms in Photographs #general

Ava Cohn <avatom@...>
 

On April 21, Jules Levin wrote
... interpreting uniforms is not the same as recognizing individual faces in an old
photo; there are resources out there available to individual members of Jewishgen.

Jules is correct. Interpreting uniforms is a specialized area of photo analysis and
not found in "fashion" or photo dating books. And there are resources available to
Jewishgenners. I personally have acquired almost every relevant book on identifying
European and American military uniforms >from the 1860s to WWII and those that I
don't have, I know where to find. Old newspapers and magazines >from the war years
are also helpful.

Best to all for a Happy rest of Passover.
Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL

Searching: SHENKMAN, HANDELMAN, STERN, COHN, FISCHMAN, ABROMOVICI >from Belarus,
Ukraine and Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Uniforms in Photographs #general

Ava Cohn <avatom@...>
 

On April 21, Jules Levin wrote
... interpreting uniforms is not the same as recognizing individual faces in an old
photo; there are resources out there available to individual members of Jewishgen.

Jules is correct. Interpreting uniforms is a specialized area of photo analysis and
not found in "fashion" or photo dating books. And there are resources available to
Jewishgenners. I personally have acquired almost every relevant book on identifying
European and American military uniforms >from the 1860s to WWII and those that I
don't have, I know where to find. Old newspapers and magazines >from the war years
are also helpful.

Best to all for a Happy rest of Passover.
Ava Cohn
Long Grove, IL

Searching: SHENKMAN, HANDELMAN, STERN, COHN, FISCHMAN, ABROMOVICI >from Belarus,
Ukraine and Romania


Question on Transport from Ellis Island to New York's Lower East Side #general

David Laskin
 

My ancestors arrived on Ellis Island on June 1, 1909 and moved to a tenement house on
Madison Street (NOT Madison Avenue) on the Lower East Side, near Henry and Allen
streets. I'm wondering how they were likely to have gotten >from Ellis Island to
their apartment building. Presumably, a ferry took them >from Ellis Island to what is
now Battery Park -- but then what? Did they travel by cab (horse drawn or
automobile?); trolley? The latter seems unlikely given how much stuff they must have
been schlepping with them. Thanks for any help.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question on Transport from Ellis Island to New York's Lower East Side #general

David Laskin
 

My ancestors arrived on Ellis Island on June 1, 1909 and moved to a tenement house on
Madison Street (NOT Madison Avenue) on the Lower East Side, near Henry and Allen
streets. I'm wondering how they were likely to have gotten >from Ellis Island to
their apartment building. Presumably, a ferry took them >from Ellis Island to what is
now Battery Park -- but then what? Did they travel by cab (horse drawn or
automobile?); trolley? The latter seems unlikely given how much stuff they must have
been schlepping with them. Thanks for any help.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA

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