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Locating family records from Lebanon? #france

thierry.samama@...
 

Hi Ariel,

If your grandmother's father was a French citizen born in Lebanon,
their vital records would have been created by the local French
consulate.

For 1933-1934, you may write to the "French citizens abroad" public
registry service to request records:
Service central d'Etat civil
11, rue de la Maison Blanche
44941 NANTES Cedex 09
France

Or even better use their web interface:
https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/dali/index2.html

Records more than 100 years old can be viewed at the Archives
Diplomatiques center in La Courneuve near Paris:
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/ressources-multimedia-et/archives-et-patrimoine/colonne-droite-5491/salles-de-lecture/article/salle-de-lecture-du-centre-de-la
[TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/b2w3hes ]
Hope this helps,

Thierry Samama
Paris, France


French SIG #France Locating family records from Lebanon? #france

thierry.samama@...
 

Hi Ariel,

If your grandmother's father was a French citizen born in Lebanon,
their vital records would have been created by the local French
consulate.

For 1933-1934, you may write to the "French citizens abroad" public
registry service to request records:
Service central d'Etat civil
11, rue de la Maison Blanche
44941 NANTES Cedex 09
France

Or even better use their web interface:
https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/dali/index2.html

Records more than 100 years old can be viewed at the Archives
Diplomatiques center in La Courneuve near Paris:
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/ressources-multimedia-et/archives-et-patrimoine/colonne-droite-5491/salles-de-lecture/article/salle-de-lecture-du-centre-de-la
[TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/b2w3hes ]
Hope this helps,

Thierry Samama
Paris, France


First American Jewish Families on Geni #usa

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We are making progress entering all of Malcolm Stern's First American
Families on Geni.com. See:

http://www.geni.com/projects/First-American-Jewish-Families/13288

Please join the project as a collaborator if you would like to help link
up any of the remaining families.

Randy Schoenberg, Los Angeles, California


Early American SIG #USA First American Jewish Families on Geni #usa

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

We are making progress entering all of Malcolm Stern's First American
Families on Geni.com. See:

http://www.geni.com/projects/First-American-Jewish-Families/13288

Please join the project as a collaborator if you would like to help link
up any of the remaining families.

Randy Schoenberg, Los Angeles, California


Benefits of District Research #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

For many years, I have had the pleasure of using the All Lithuania Database on
the LitvakSIG site. In addition, I have been a member of the Ukmerge District
where my ancestral shtetl of Kupiskis could be found. Recently, I decided to
add another district to my research arsenal, that of Panevezys which
incorporated many of the towns surrounding Kupiskis.

This came at a propitious time as some descendants of the Meyerowitz family >from
Kupiskis contacted me regarding various questions they had about their
ancestry. These Meyerowitz family members had settled in Australia,
Israel, Pennsylvania, and South Africa. As I was also a member of the
Meyerowitz family of Kupiskis, this fit in with my own long-time questions about
how I was related to these other branches of the family as the other Meyerowitz
families had no knowledge of my family.

from prior research, I knew that the Meyerowitz family came to Kupiskis >from
Birzai to marry. Now, as I viewed what was available on the Panevezys District
site, I found the Birzai 1887 Family List. I knew that my great grandmother was
Freide or Fanny Meyerowitz, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha Meyerowitz and her
brother was Gershon-Movsha Meyerowitz and there were several sisters whose names
were not remembered. They all came to New York and then settled in Morristown,
Paterson and Plainfield, NJ, as well as Boston.

I had never been able to locate any vital or other records in Lithuania for my
great grandmother, who was born in 1860, according to her death and burial
records in America. This Family List provided a welcome opportunity to see if I
could, at last, find my errant great grandmother on a Lithuanian document.

My first look at the Birzai 1887 Family List produced a Samuel ben Beniamin
ben Wulf, born 1841. Here was my great great grandfather and, all of a sudden,
I was back two more generations than I had previously known about, It appeared
that Samuel and his wife Braine, who later became Bertha, had three children
listed: Reize, born 1868, Gershon, born 1871, and Sheine Ite, born 1873. No
mention of Freide or Fanny, my great grandmother, who was born in 1860. She was
missing as usual. Where was she?

After considering life cycle dates, I realized that my great grandmother was not
included in the Birzai 1887 Family List for the very reason that in 1887 she had
already married and had left home and was busy raising my grandmother
Hiena-Musha, who had been born in 1880 and her other children. Not to be
deterred, I knew it was the right family as the son on the list was Gershon and
his birthdate was 1871. This matched what I knew was my great grandmother's
brother, Gershon-Movsha's, birthdate. Now, I also had the names of the sisters,
Reize and Sheine- Ite, which I didn't have previously.

Given all this information, I now noticed that the Family List also included
Eliash ben Beniamin ben Wulf, a brother of my great great grandfather Samuel ben
Beniamin ben Wulf. Viewing his family, I found that his children and
grandchildren matched those I knew to belong to the Meyerowitz family who had
gone to South Africa and further afield.

What an "Ah Hah" moment as I finally knew how all of our disparate branches were
now related, albeit, distantly. I could feel my great grandmother smiling down
on me and saying "So you found us at last, what took so long? Don't stop, there
are more Districts to visit."

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Benefits of District Research #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

For many years, I have had the pleasure of using the All Lithuania Database on
the LitvakSIG site. In addition, I have been a member of the Ukmerge District
where my ancestral shtetl of Kupiskis could be found. Recently, I decided to
add another district to my research arsenal, that of Panevezys which
incorporated many of the towns surrounding Kupiskis.

This came at a propitious time as some descendants of the Meyerowitz family >from
Kupiskis contacted me regarding various questions they had about their
ancestry. These Meyerowitz family members had settled in Australia,
Israel, Pennsylvania, and South Africa. As I was also a member of the
Meyerowitz family of Kupiskis, this fit in with my own long-time questions about
how I was related to these other branches of the family as the other Meyerowitz
families had no knowledge of my family.

from prior research, I knew that the Meyerowitz family came to Kupiskis >from
Birzai to marry. Now, as I viewed what was available on the Panevezys District
site, I found the Birzai 1887 Family List. I knew that my great grandmother was
Freide or Fanny Meyerowitz, the daughter of Samuel and Bertha Meyerowitz and her
brother was Gershon-Movsha Meyerowitz and there were several sisters whose names
were not remembered. They all came to New York and then settled in Morristown,
Paterson and Plainfield, NJ, as well as Boston.

I had never been able to locate any vital or other records in Lithuania for my
great grandmother, who was born in 1860, according to her death and burial
records in America. This Family List provided a welcome opportunity to see if I
could, at last, find my errant great grandmother on a Lithuanian document.

My first look at the Birzai 1887 Family List produced a Samuel ben Beniamin
ben Wulf, born 1841. Here was my great great grandfather and, all of a sudden,
I was back two more generations than I had previously known about, It appeared
that Samuel and his wife Braine, who later became Bertha, had three children
listed: Reize, born 1868, Gershon, born 1871, and Sheine Ite, born 1873. No
mention of Freide or Fanny, my great grandmother, who was born in 1860. She was
missing as usual. Where was she?

After considering life cycle dates, I realized that my great grandmother was not
included in the Birzai 1887 Family List for the very reason that in 1887 she had
already married and had left home and was busy raising my grandmother
Hiena-Musha, who had been born in 1880 and her other children. Not to be
deterred, I knew it was the right family as the son on the list was Gershon and
his birthdate was 1871. This matched what I knew was my great grandmother's
brother, Gershon-Movsha's, birthdate. Now, I also had the names of the sisters,
Reize and Sheine- Ite, which I didn't have previously.

Given all this information, I now noticed that the Family List also included
Eliash ben Beniamin ben Wulf, a brother of my great great grandfather Samuel ben
Beniamin ben Wulf. Viewing his family, I found that his children and
grandchildren matched those I knew to belong to the Meyerowitz family who had
gone to South Africa and further afield.

What an "Ah Hah" moment as I finally knew how all of our disparate branches were
now related, albeit, distantly. I could feel my great grandmother smiling down
on me and saying "So you found us at last, what took so long? Don't stop, there
are more Districts to visit."

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@...


1930 US Census Conundrum #general

Elynn Boss
 

Sorry to throw a wrench in this, but it is entirely possible that your
family may have been listed in the census at the WRONG Address.

My father is still alive, and he confirmed the address where his
grand-parents and their brothers lived in 1940. No such address in the
census records. I finally found them listed under the address for the next
street over. BUT, when you look at the actual record, the address is the
one my father gave me.

Elynn Boss


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1930 US Census Conundrum #general

Elynn Boss
 

Sorry to throw a wrench in this, but it is entirely possible that your
family may have been listed in the census at the WRONG Address.

My father is still alive, and he confirmed the address where his
grand-parents and their brothers lived in 1940. No such address in the
census records. I finally found them listed under the address for the next
street over. BUT, when you look at the actual record, the address is the
one my father gave me.

Elynn Boss


ViewMate - Identification of Name request: Hebrew/Yiddish? #general

Michael Trapunsky
 

Hi all,

I've posted part of a family tree - in either Hebrew or Yiddish - on
ViewMate and need help figuring out what it says on the 3rd line underneath
the name Golda. I'm assuming it's either her married name or the first and
last names of her husband but am having trouble deciphering it.

The link is: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25724.

Any assistance would be very greatly appreciated.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or directly
to me.

Thank you very much.

Michael Trapunsky
trapunsky@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Identification of Name request: Hebrew/Yiddish? #general

Michael Trapunsky
 

Hi all,

I've posted part of a family tree - in either Hebrew or Yiddish - on
ViewMate and need help figuring out what it says on the 3rd line underneath
the name Golda. I'm assuming it's either her married name or the first and
last names of her husband but am having trouble deciphering it.

The link is: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25724.

Any assistance would be very greatly appreciated.

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or directly
to me.

Thank you very much.

Michael Trapunsky
trapunsky@...


ViewMate translation request: French and German #general

Caryn
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - French and German
I've posted a vital record in what I believe to be both French and German,
for which I need a word for word translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=25726

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much,

Caryn Levinson, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request: French and German #general

Caryn
 

Subj: ViewMate translation request - French and German
I've posted a vital record in what I believe to be both French and German,
for which I need a word for word translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=25726

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much,

Caryn Levinson, USA


New IGRA Databases #general

Garri Regev
 

To celebrate Election Day in Israel the Israel Genealogy Research
Association released new databases connected to a variety of
elections.

Want to know who was running for an earlier Knesset? We at IGRA have
been waiting to release some of our new databases and saved these for
this occasion. We already have posted many lists of candidates for
various positions and the First, Second and Third Knesset. Now we
bring to you the candidates for the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Knesset.

We are also released the Voters List for the Assembly of
Representatives of the Jews in Eretz Israel Jerusalem, >from 1928.
This database has over 16,100 names and contains the Adult Jews who
were in Jerusalem at that time. We thank the Jerusalem Municipal
Archives for their assistance in making this information available to
the public.

Come to www.genealogy.org.il and check out our databases!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
garrir@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New IGRA Databases #general

Garri Regev
 

To celebrate Election Day in Israel the Israel Genealogy Research
Association released new databases connected to a variety of
elections.

Want to know who was running for an earlier Knesset? We at IGRA have
been waiting to release some of our new databases and saved these for
this occasion. We already have posted many lists of candidates for
various positions and the First, Second and Third Knesset. Now we
bring to you the candidates for the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Knesset.

We are also released the Voters List for the Assembly of
Representatives of the Jews in Eretz Israel Jerusalem, >from 1928.
This database has over 16,100 names and contains the Adult Jews who
were in Jerusalem at that time. We thank the Jerusalem Municipal
Archives for their assistance in making this information available to
the public.

Come to www.genealogy.org.il and check out our databases!

Garri Regev
President, IGRA
garrir@...


What is the meaning of the name BOLKER? #general

Beth Galleto
 

My family name BOLKER apparently originated in Poland in the area of
Przasnysz. The earliest mention of this name seems to be in registrations
of births and marriages >from 1832 to 1866, in which the name is spelled
BOLKJER or BOLKIER. The oldest records describe the family as being >from
Makow. Makow Mazowiecki is 15 miles southeast of Przasnysz. The LDS has
microfilmed birth records >from Makow >from 1808 to 1811, and I just finished
looking at all the births indicated as Jewish in these records. While these
records have some surnames, most of them identify people with patronymics.
I didn't find any births that I could definitely identify as being >from
my family, but I noticed that a small number of births came >from a
community called Budzyno-Bolki, which can be found by looking at the
JewishGen Localities map of Makow at a particular magnification. It is a
little over a mile north of Makow. Is it reasonable to assume that Bolker
means ">from Bolki" in the same way that the name Lubliner would mean
">from Lublin" or Krakower would mean ">from Krakow"? Records >from later than
1866 spell the name BOLKER. I haven't found this name in the Beider books.

Beth Galleto
Greenbrae, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen What is the meaning of the name BOLKER? #general

Beth Galleto
 

My family name BOLKER apparently originated in Poland in the area of
Przasnysz. The earliest mention of this name seems to be in registrations
of births and marriages >from 1832 to 1866, in which the name is spelled
BOLKJER or BOLKIER. The oldest records describe the family as being >from
Makow. Makow Mazowiecki is 15 miles southeast of Przasnysz. The LDS has
microfilmed birth records >from Makow >from 1808 to 1811, and I just finished
looking at all the births indicated as Jewish in these records. While these
records have some surnames, most of them identify people with patronymics.
I didn't find any births that I could definitely identify as being >from
my family, but I noticed that a small number of births came >from a
community called Budzyno-Bolki, which can be found by looking at the
JewishGen Localities map of Makow at a particular magnification. It is a
little over a mile north of Makow. Is it reasonable to assume that Bolker
means ">from Bolki" in the same way that the name Lubliner would mean
">from Lublin" or Krakower would mean ">from Krakow"? Records >from later than
1866 spell the name BOLKER. I haven't found this name in the Beider books.

Beth Galleto
Greenbrae, CA


Searching FISH family #general

Rachelle Berliner <rlberliner@...>
 

A friend is searching for information on the FISH family. I have no other
information to offer.

If you are familiar with this surname and possibly have information, please
reply privately.

Thank you.

Rachelle Berliner
rlberliner@...


Re: 1930 US Census Conundrum #general

CAROLYNR
 

1930 US Census Conundrum
Hello, Genners -
Hoping one of you can answer this question:
Shouldn't one be able to ascertain the exact enumeration district (ED) for
a specific address in the 1930 US Census?Why can't I find the exact ED for
that address?
Thank you for any suggestions!
Danielle Weiner

I sent a direct reply with also, but as a general reply to the group -
when you have a "why can't I find question" - try just a general search
of the internet based on what you need/know etc.

In this case I just did a quick search by "1930 City Directory, St. Louis,
MO" to see if a specific city address could be viewed, and one link I was
able to send Danielle went directly to the street listings >from the City
Directory with their Enumeration Districts:
http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/1930streetguideN.htm

It often is just that simple.

Carolyn Rutherford
Batavia, Ohio
formerly of Milwaukee, WI USA
www.RutherfordGenealogy.org
@CMR_Gen on Twitter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching FISH family #general

Rachelle Berliner <rlberliner@...>
 

A friend is searching for information on the FISH family. I have no other
information to offer.

If you are familiar with this surname and possibly have information, please
reply privately.

Thank you.

Rachelle Berliner
rlberliner@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1930 US Census Conundrum #general

CAROLYNR
 

1930 US Census Conundrum
Hello, Genners -
Hoping one of you can answer this question:
Shouldn't one be able to ascertain the exact enumeration district (ED) for
a specific address in the 1930 US Census?Why can't I find the exact ED for
that address?
Thank you for any suggestions!
Danielle Weiner

I sent a direct reply with also, but as a general reply to the group -
when you have a "why can't I find question" - try just a general search
of the internet based on what you need/know etc.

In this case I just did a quick search by "1930 City Directory, St. Louis,
MO" to see if a specific city address could be viewed, and one link I was
able to send Danielle went directly to the street listings >from the City
Directory with their Enumeration Districts:
http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/1930streetguideN.htm

It often is just that simple.

Carolyn Rutherford
Batavia, Ohio
formerly of Milwaukee, WI USA
www.RutherfordGenealogy.org
@CMR_Gen on Twitter