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Maine Jewish History group joins IAJGS #usa

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
has announced that a group in Maine has joined the Association.

The website mentioned below has more information. I think our
webmaster should add the Maine information to our website.

"The IAJGS is delighted to announce a new member: Documenting Maine Jewry.

Its officers are:
President: Annette Elowitch
Vice President: Steve Hirshon
Secretary: Judy Halpert
Treasurer: Harris Gleckman

You may reach Documenting Maine Jewry through its outstanding and
comprehensive website:

www.MaineJews.org

There is a link to their website >from the IAJGS membership page.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC


IAJGS Paris 2012 last day for online registration #usa

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

Remember: today is the last day for on-line registration"

("Rappel : aujourd'hui est le dernier jour pour les inscriptions en ligne).


Speakers: don't forget to bring your presentation on a flashdrive."

("Conférenciers : n'oubliez d'apporter votre support de présentation sur clé
USB).


See you very soon in Paris!"
("A très bientôt à Paris) !


The committee


Early American SIG #USA Maine Jewish History group joins IAJGS #usa

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
has announced that a group in Maine has joined the Association.

The website mentioned below has more information. I think our
webmaster should add the Maine information to our website.

"The IAJGS is delighted to announce a new member: Documenting Maine Jewry.

Its officers are:
President: Annette Elowitch
Vice President: Steve Hirshon
Secretary: Judy Halpert
Treasurer: Harris Gleckman

You may reach Documenting Maine Jewry through its outstanding and
comprehensive website:

www.MaineJews.org

There is a link to their website >from the IAJGS membership page.

John Paul Lowens, Suburban NYC


Early American SIG #USA IAJGS Paris 2012 last day for online registration #usa

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

Remember: today is the last day for on-line registration"

("Rappel : aujourd'hui est le dernier jour pour les inscriptions en ligne).


Speakers: don't forget to bring your presentation on a flashdrive."

("Conférenciers : n'oubliez d'apporter votre support de présentation sur clé
USB).


See you very soon in Paris!"
("A très bientôt à Paris) !


The committee


SHERMAN Families From Belaya Tserkov- Relocated to Tashkent #general

Linda Shefler
 

Thanks to the help of several people (who I have already thanked
personally), I now know more about the different SHERMAN families from
Belaya Tserkov who were relocated to various places in Uzbekistan between
1941-1942. Several people have asked me where I found these records, for
others who are interested, here is the link:
http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php?IRMIS__FAMILYA_TRANSL
IT=&IRMIS__IMIYA_TRANSLIT=&IRMIS__OTCHESTVO_TRANSLIT=&IRMIS__GODROJDENUYA=&I
RMIS__PLACE=vasilkov

I am sure that one of these families is part of my SHERMAN family that was
originally >from Nastashka:
Avrum SHERMAN (born 1877 in Nastashka) [son of Mordhko-Ruvin Avrumovich
SHERMAN] and his wife Anna Shaposovna (born 1891 in Belaya Tserkov) were
relocated >from Belaya Tserkov to Andizhansk Oblast, Uzbekistan.

The other SHERMAN families that were relocated >from Belaya Tserkov were:

Grigoriy SHERMAN (born 1901) [son of Moishe SHERMAN], a teacher, with
daughter Voniya (born 1924), son Marat (born 1933) and daughter Elena (born
1937) evacuated >from Belaya Tserkov to Samarkand Oblast, Uzbekistan.
Beba (which was probably Bayla) SHERMAN (born 1878) [daughter of Nachum
SHERMAN], an invalid, evacuated >from Kiev to Bukhara Oblast, Uzbekistan.

I have two questions. Is anyone familiar with any of the above mentioned
people? How can I find out what might have become of these people? I
cannot find any mention of them in any JewishGen records.

Please respond privately.

As always, many thanks for all of the help!
Linda Silverman Shefler
linda.shefler@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SHERMAN Families From Belaya Tserkov- Relocated to Tashkent #general

Linda Shefler
 

Thanks to the help of several people (who I have already thanked
personally), I now know more about the different SHERMAN families from
Belaya Tserkov who were relocated to various places in Uzbekistan between
1941-1942. Several people have asked me where I found these records, for
others who are interested, here is the link:
http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php?IRMIS__FAMILYA_TRANSL
IT=&IRMIS__IMIYA_TRANSLIT=&IRMIS__OTCHESTVO_TRANSLIT=&IRMIS__GODROJDENUYA=&I
RMIS__PLACE=vasilkov

I am sure that one of these families is part of my SHERMAN family that was
originally >from Nastashka:
Avrum SHERMAN (born 1877 in Nastashka) [son of Mordhko-Ruvin Avrumovich
SHERMAN] and his wife Anna Shaposovna (born 1891 in Belaya Tserkov) were
relocated >from Belaya Tserkov to Andizhansk Oblast, Uzbekistan.

The other SHERMAN families that were relocated >from Belaya Tserkov were:

Grigoriy SHERMAN (born 1901) [son of Moishe SHERMAN], a teacher, with
daughter Voniya (born 1924), son Marat (born 1933) and daughter Elena (born
1937) evacuated >from Belaya Tserkov to Samarkand Oblast, Uzbekistan.
Beba (which was probably Bayla) SHERMAN (born 1878) [daughter of Nachum
SHERMAN], an invalid, evacuated >from Kiev to Bukhara Oblast, Uzbekistan.

I have two questions. Is anyone familiar with any of the above mentioned
people? How can I find out what might have become of these people? I
cannot find any mention of them in any JewishGen records.

Please respond privately.

As always, many thanks for all of the help!
Linda Silverman Shefler
linda.shefler@gmail.com


Social Security to Resident Alien #general

David Laskin
 

A relative of mine came to the US >from Poland in 1939 and stayed with
my American family during World War II. He worked for 7 years for a
family business. In 1946, he left the States and joined his daughter
in Palestine and he remained in Israel until his death. His Israeli
grandchildren tell me that he received Social Security checks >from the
US. This surprised me. Can anyone illuminate me on how Social
Security worked for resident aliens in the 1940s? My relative was in
the States initially on a tourist visa, which he extended several
times, and then starting in 1943 on an immigration visa. Would he
have been eligible for Social Security for his entire stay, including
the time he was here on a tourist visa? Thanks.
David Laskin,
Seattle, WA


IAJGS Paris 2012 last day for online registration #general

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

Remember: today is the last day for on-line registration"

("Rappel : aujourd'hui est le dernier jour pour les inscriptions en ligne).


Speakers: don't forget to bring your presentation on a flashdrive."

("Conférenciers : n'oubliez d'apporter votre support de présentation sur clé
USB).


See you very soon in Paris!"
("A très bientôt à Paris) !


The committee


research in Phila #general

dennis gries
 

Hi Jerry -- (I intended to just send this to you privately, but if there
are others going down the same road as I, maybe this can be helpful to all -
even if not successful - yet).

I may be real off base, but have you tried the resources of FamilySearch?

You say you are in VA, and there must be a Family History Center, or
whatever they call them now, within an hour or so of you.

Here's why:
(or course, assuming that this all took place in Phila, and after 1854,
Philadelphia City and County are co-determinous, meaning that they are one
and the same, exclusive of any other body)

The LDS has filmed the birth records >from about 1860 (I'm not home now, and
have the film numbers, etc at home) covering all three years you have noted.
This usually is a two step process: First find the index film and locate
the birth on the index by name and year (recorded) only, and then the second
film is the actual register which will have all the normal details: parents,
address, name of midwife/doctor, date, etc.

Having written the above, I'm working >from my researching in 1995-2005.
Does the current www.familysearch.org site offer more.

So, I have gone to that site, located the Phila subsets, and looked at Phila
births.

Nope, don't see 1872 of Sarah >from Jacob and Bessie.

Nothing for any Eimas as you spelled it. Under marriages, I don't see your
reported marriage of Sarah Federman to Eimas. Hmm, why isn't there a census
item for the family in 1880?

So, doing a full-out search on FS, I see several entries for Jacob Eimas,
who, as you know, died in Ohio. One is a 1910 marriage of Florence C.
Eimas, which does "confirm" a c. 1890 marriage (age 20 in Jun 1910) in
Phila.

It is possible, and I have several of these in our studies, that the birth
was not officially recorded. Also, as well as the FS indexing process
works, it is still possible that one or both were misindexed. I created
and ran filters galore on all 3 births, and still nothing. It does appear
that at an FHC, you can read the films >from the site, and not have to order
them - saves you money and time.

Yes, there are marriage licenses of both Eimas girls in Summit Co OH on
Ancestry that confirm the data, except I read Bertha as born 1886 - 20 on 21
Oct 1906. Mom's name has a variant of Fedderman on Florence's.

It just appears that in this case the Phila Archives did the job OK if not
productively.

good luck
Dennis Gries

Jerry wrote:
According to her second marriage record in Ohio, Sarah FEDERMAN was born
about 1872 in Philadelphia, PA. Her parents were Jacob Federman and Bessie
LEFKOWITZ. I would like to find both the birth record of Sarah and a
marriage record for her parents Jacob and Bessie (or any other record
substantiating their whereabouts.

Also, Sarah Federman married Jacob EIMAS in Philadelphia PA around 1887.
They had two daughters, both born in Philadelphia PA: Bertha, born 21 Oct
1887, and Florence "Flora", born 15 Apr 1890. Unfortunately, I have found
no records to substantiate this information, If possible, I would like to
get copies of their respective birth certificates.

Although Philadelphia PA is identified as the place of births and marriages,
I don't know whether this is the city itself, the county, or an adjacent PA
county.

Any research assistance or recommendations are greatly appreciated. (I have
already sent queries to the Philadelphia Archives and their limited, but
expensive, search did not find any records.)


Gravestone Photos - Cleveland, OH #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of quite a few gravestone photos >from the Cleveland area. If
anyone can take photos at any of the following cemeteries please contact me
privately at talasky@comcast.net

All Souls - 10366 Chardon Rd., Geauga
Mt. Olive - 27855 Aurora Rd., Solon
Hillcrest - 26700 Aurora Rd., Bedford Hts.
Lakewood Park - 22025 Detroit Rd., Rocky River
Bet Olam - 25796 Chagrin Blvd.
Holy Cross - 14609 Brookpark
Mayfield - 2749 Mayfield Rd.
Riverside - 3607 Pearl Rd.
Chesed Shel Emeth (Ridge Road #1) - 3740 Ridge Rd.
Ridge Road #2 - 3824 Ridge Rd.
Zion Memorial - 5461 Northfield, Bedford

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
talasky@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Social Security to Resident Alien #general

David Laskin
 

A relative of mine came to the US >from Poland in 1939 and stayed with
my American family during World War II. He worked for 7 years for a
family business. In 1946, he left the States and joined his daughter
in Palestine and he remained in Israel until his death. His Israeli
grandchildren tell me that he received Social Security checks >from the
US. This surprised me. Can anyone illuminate me on how Social
Security worked for resident aliens in the 1940s? My relative was in
the States initially on a tourist visa, which he extended several
times, and then starting in 1943 on an immigration visa. Would he
have been eligible for Social Security for his entire stay, including
the time he was here on a tourist visa? Thanks.
David Laskin,
Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Paris 2012 last day for online registration #general

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

Remember: today is the last day for on-line registration"

("Rappel : aujourd'hui est le dernier jour pour les inscriptions en ligne).


Speakers: don't forget to bring your presentation on a flashdrive."

("Conférenciers : n'oubliez d'apporter votre support de présentation sur clé
USB).


See you very soon in Paris!"
("A très bientôt à Paris) !


The committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen research in Phila #general

dennis gries
 

Hi Jerry -- (I intended to just send this to you privately, but if there
are others going down the same road as I, maybe this can be helpful to all -
even if not successful - yet).

I may be real off base, but have you tried the resources of FamilySearch?

You say you are in VA, and there must be a Family History Center, or
whatever they call them now, within an hour or so of you.

Here's why:
(or course, assuming that this all took place in Phila, and after 1854,
Philadelphia City and County are co-determinous, meaning that they are one
and the same, exclusive of any other body)

The LDS has filmed the birth records >from about 1860 (I'm not home now, and
have the film numbers, etc at home) covering all three years you have noted.
This usually is a two step process: First find the index film and locate
the birth on the index by name and year (recorded) only, and then the second
film is the actual register which will have all the normal details: parents,
address, name of midwife/doctor, date, etc.

Having written the above, I'm working >from my researching in 1995-2005.
Does the current www.familysearch.org site offer more.

So, I have gone to that site, located the Phila subsets, and looked at Phila
births.

Nope, don't see 1872 of Sarah >from Jacob and Bessie.

Nothing for any Eimas as you spelled it. Under marriages, I don't see your
reported marriage of Sarah Federman to Eimas. Hmm, why isn't there a census
item for the family in 1880?

So, doing a full-out search on FS, I see several entries for Jacob Eimas,
who, as you know, died in Ohio. One is a 1910 marriage of Florence C.
Eimas, which does "confirm" a c. 1890 marriage (age 20 in Jun 1910) in
Phila.

It is possible, and I have several of these in our studies, that the birth
was not officially recorded. Also, as well as the FS indexing process
works, it is still possible that one or both were misindexed. I created
and ran filters galore on all 3 births, and still nothing. It does appear
that at an FHC, you can read the films >from the site, and not have to order
them - saves you money and time.

Yes, there are marriage licenses of both Eimas girls in Summit Co OH on
Ancestry that confirm the data, except I read Bertha as born 1886 - 20 on 21
Oct 1906. Mom's name has a variant of Fedderman on Florence's.

It just appears that in this case the Phila Archives did the job OK if not
productively.

good luck
Dennis Gries

Jerry wrote:
According to her second marriage record in Ohio, Sarah FEDERMAN was born
about 1872 in Philadelphia, PA. Her parents were Jacob Federman and Bessie
LEFKOWITZ. I would like to find both the birth record of Sarah and a
marriage record for her parents Jacob and Bessie (or any other record
substantiating their whereabouts.

Also, Sarah Federman married Jacob EIMAS in Philadelphia PA around 1887.
They had two daughters, both born in Philadelphia PA: Bertha, born 21 Oct
1887, and Florence "Flora", born 15 Apr 1890. Unfortunately, I have found
no records to substantiate this information, If possible, I would like to
get copies of their respective birth certificates.

Although Philadelphia PA is identified as the place of births and marriages,
I don't know whether this is the city itself, the county, or an adjacent PA
county.

Any research assistance or recommendations are greatly appreciated. (I have
already sent queries to the Philadelphia Archives and their limited, but
expensive, search did not find any records.)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gravestone Photos - Cleveland, OH #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of quite a few gravestone photos >from the Cleveland area. If
anyone can take photos at any of the following cemeteries please contact me
privately at talasky@comcast.net

All Souls - 10366 Chardon Rd., Geauga
Mt. Olive - 27855 Aurora Rd., Solon
Hillcrest - 26700 Aurora Rd., Bedford Hts.
Lakewood Park - 22025 Detroit Rd., Rocky River
Bet Olam - 25796 Chagrin Blvd.
Holy Cross - 14609 Brookpark
Mayfield - 2749 Mayfield Rd.
Riverside - 3607 Pearl Rd.
Chesed Shel Emeth (Ridge Road #1) - 3740 Ridge Rd.
Ridge Road #2 - 3824 Ridge Rd.
Zion Memorial - 5461 Northfield, Bedford

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO
talasky@comcast.net


Re: Shtetl identification #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

Just a suggestion: when posting images for handwriting interpretation, it helps
to include a bit more of the page, within reason.

Even though your focus is just one or two words, often the same
letter will appear elsewhere, and comparisons can help to decipher
what it says.


tom klein, toronto

Ken Falkson <mokmanrs@gmail.com> wrote:
I am trying to identify the birthplace of my great grandmother...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23560


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Shtetl identification #general

tom klein <bossman@...>
 

Just a suggestion: when posting images for handwriting interpretation, it helps
to include a bit more of the page, within reason.

Even though your focus is just one or two words, often the same
letter will appear elsewhere, and comparisons can help to decipher
what it says.


tom klein, toronto

Ken Falkson <mokmanrs@gmail.com> wrote:
I am trying to identify the birthplace of my great grandmother...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM23560


Welcome Documenting Maine Jewry --IAJGS New Member #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce a new member: Documenting Maine Jewry.

Its officers are:
President: Annette Elowitch
Vice President: Steve Hirshon
Secretary: Judy Halpert
Treasurer: Harris Gleckman

You may reach Documenting Maine Jewry through its outstanding and
comprehensive website: www.MaineJews.org. There is a link to their website
from the IAJGS membership page.
Jews have been living in Maine since the 1880's and fully functioning Jewish
communities in Bangor since the 1840's and in Portland in the 1880's.
Documenting Maine Jewry seeks to tell the story, not just of those
individuals, but of the communities they shaped. Their goal is to collect
short histories of the many people and organizations that have contributed
over time to the lives of Maine Jews.

They have a very active activities program! These are only a few of their
achievements during mid 2011-mid 2012:
Scanned over 800 pages of the Bangor synagogue records; issued over a dozen
broadcast emails to their 1500 person email list; updated the statewide
Maine Jewish burial listings and memorial boards in the state; curated two
exhibits:- an audio exhibition on davening Maine Cantors at the Maine Jewish
Museum and a visual exhibition on Maine Jewish camps at the Maine Jewish
Museum; added over 1500 photographs to their website...and more....

This is IAJGS's first member >from the state of Maine!

Please welcome Documenting Maine Jewry to the IAJGS family.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President


Are you seeking Minnie Wolf b 1910 Germany? #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Researchers,
In going through old genealogy papers, I found the US Social Security application
of Minnie WOLF, daughter of Libman and Rose Spies Wolf. Minnie worked at the
Emerald Beauty Shop on W 181st Street, NYC, NY in 1936.
If you would like me to send or email the document to you, please let me know
privately.
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Researching GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES(GAUDES,GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD),
F(P)ILVINSKY,SHOLOM(SHLOM(SHLIOMOVICH,DRUSKOVICH,LANGMAN,RANDMAN,ROCHELSON,
YUDELEVITZ, ZHIZSMORSKI,ZUKHOVSKI Lithuania:Seta,Kaunas,Jonava,Ukmerge,
Vandziogala,Kedainiai,Krakes,Villiampole,Adutiskis,Zemaiciu Naumiestes
TOBIAS,ROZHANSKY,MIRANSKY, BILINSKY,FOGEL,PROTAS,RUSEK,TRIBUKH Belarus:
NovyySverzhen,Stowbtsy,Mir,Baranovichi,Lyakhavichi,Yasevichi


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Welcome Documenting Maine Jewry --IAJGS New Member #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The IAJGS is delighted to announce a new member: Documenting Maine Jewry.

Its officers are:
President: Annette Elowitch
Vice President: Steve Hirshon
Secretary: Judy Halpert
Treasurer: Harris Gleckman

You may reach Documenting Maine Jewry through its outstanding and
comprehensive website: www.MaineJews.org. There is a link to their website
from the IAJGS membership page.
Jews have been living in Maine since the 1880's and fully functioning Jewish
communities in Bangor since the 1840's and in Portland in the 1880's.
Documenting Maine Jewry seeks to tell the story, not just of those
individuals, but of the communities they shaped. Their goal is to collect
short histories of the many people and organizations that have contributed
over time to the lives of Maine Jews.

They have a very active activities program! These are only a few of their
achievements during mid 2011-mid 2012:
Scanned over 800 pages of the Bangor synagogue records; issued over a dozen
broadcast emails to their 1500 person email list; updated the statewide
Maine Jewish burial listings and memorial boards in the state; curated two
exhibits:- an audio exhibition on davening Maine Cantors at the Maine Jewish
Museum and a visual exhibition on Maine Jewish camps at the Maine Jewish
Museum; added over 1500 photographs to their website...and more....

This is IAJGS's first member >from the state of Maine!

Please welcome Documenting Maine Jewry to the IAJGS family.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Are you seeking Minnie Wolf b 1910 Germany? #general

Susan Goldsmith
 

Dear Researchers,
In going through old genealogy papers, I found the US Social Security application
of Minnie WOLF, daughter of Libman and Rose Spies Wolf. Minnie worked at the
Emerald Beauty Shop on W 181st Street, NYC, NY in 1936.
If you would like me to send or email the document to you, please let me know
privately.
Best Regards,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Researching GOLDSHMIDT,GITTES(GAUDES,GADIE,GADYE,GIDUT,GDUD),
F(P)ILVINSKY,SHOLOM(SHLOM(SHLIOMOVICH,DRUSKOVICH,LANGMAN,RANDMAN,ROCHELSON,
YUDELEVITZ, ZHIZSMORSKI,ZUKHOVSKI Lithuania:Seta,Kaunas,Jonava,Ukmerge,
Vandziogala,Kedainiai,Krakes,Villiampole,Adutiskis,Zemaiciu Naumiestes
TOBIAS,ROZHANSKY,MIRANSKY, BILINSKY,FOGEL,PROTAS,RUSEK,TRIBUKH Belarus:
NovyySverzhen,Stowbtsy,Mir,Baranovichi,Lyakhavichi,Yasevichi

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