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Re: finding enumeration districts: NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 6/17/2013 9:45:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
wendygris@... writes:
What I need to do is
figure out probable EDs for the 1905, 1915, and 1925 censuses.



There is a one step tool that will get you into the neighborhood for the AD
and ED that you can access at _www.stephenmorse.org_
(http://www.stephenmorse.org) . However my experience with it is that it
may only get you to the general area and you may have to keep searching
beyond the ED it supplies.

At the library in Manhattan there exists the street index on microfilmed
index cards that has each individual address and the 1905, 1915 AD/ED
for the individual address. There are even page numbers where to find the
address within the census. It is fool proof and even shows when an address did
not exist. Ask if the NY State Library or the LDS has a copy of this
microfilm. It may only exist at the Manhattan research room in the Public
Library building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

At the same building there are also maps -- some in the genealogy room and
some in the Map Room -- that show AD/ED for the state census records. If
you think you are going to have to do the map route suggestion is to take
along a current street map that shows the cross streets for the address you
are looking for. It helps if you know what part of the City to be looking
at in the maps.

Also in the case of Newark, New Jersey for example the Census district maps
for the State Census are on line and you can search them out and do the
research >from home.

Also at the NY Public Library you will find the complete 1890 Police
Census. They have the locator book to find addresses and they have
the complete microfilm of the 1890 Police Census.

Finally don't forget that Ancestry and FamilySearch.org are now loading the
NY State Census. So you might want to start your search on line because
it could save a lot of look up time and microfilm work.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: finding enumeration districts: NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

In a message dated 6/17/2013 9:45:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
wendygris@... writes:
What I need to do is
figure out probable EDs for the 1905, 1915, and 1925 censuses.



There is a one step tool that will get you into the neighborhood for the AD
and ED that you can access at _www.stephenmorse.org_
(http://www.stephenmorse.org) . However my experience with it is that it
may only get you to the general area and you may have to keep searching
beyond the ED it supplies.

At the library in Manhattan there exists the street index on microfilmed
index cards that has each individual address and the 1905, 1915 AD/ED
for the individual address. There are even page numbers where to find the
address within the census. It is fool proof and even shows when an address did
not exist. Ask if the NY State Library or the LDS has a copy of this
microfilm. It may only exist at the Manhattan research room in the Public
Library building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

At the same building there are also maps -- some in the genealogy room and
some in the Map Room -- that show AD/ED for the state census records. If
you think you are going to have to do the map route suggestion is to take
along a current street map that shows the cross streets for the address you
are looking for. It helps if you know what part of the City to be looking
at in the maps.

Also in the case of Newark, New Jersey for example the Census district maps
for the State Census are on line and you can search them out and do the
research >from home.

Also at the NY Public Library you will find the complete 1890 Police
Census. They have the locator book to find addresses and they have
the complete microfilm of the 1890 Police Census.

Finally don't forget that Ancestry and FamilySearch.org are now loading the
NY State Census. So you might want to start your search on line because
it could save a lot of look up time and microfilm work.

Allan Jordan


Re: finding enumeration districts: NY #general

Jenny Brown
 

A great resource is Steve Morse's page at stevemorse.org. On this web
site, he has a Unified Census ED finder:
http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html. You can use that to put in
addresses and find the EDs. While it doesn't have the EDs for the
5-years, I would imagine if you found the EDs for 1910, 1920, and 1930
they would also work for 5s.

If you have a paid subscription to Ancestry.com, you can search the New
York censuses for those years >from your home.

Good luck!
Jenny Brown
Arlington, MA

Researching: Latvia: KOPOLOVITZ, DOROGOI
Poland/Lithuania: BRENNHOLZ, GURVICH
Odesa, Ukraine: BRASLOWSKY, KRASNOTEIN
Kobryin, Belarus: LEDER
Kupel, Ukraine: SOFER


Wendy Griswold <wendygris@...> =
wrote:
snip....I would like to look at the 1905, 1915, 1925
censuses (is there a word for those off-year state censuses?).
snip...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: finding enumeration districts: NY #general

Jenny Brown
 

A great resource is Steve Morse's page at stevemorse.org. On this web
site, he has a Unified Census ED finder:
http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html. You can use that to put in
addresses and find the EDs. While it doesn't have the EDs for the
5-years, I would imagine if you found the EDs for 1910, 1920, and 1930
they would also work for 5s.

If you have a paid subscription to Ancestry.com, you can search the New
York censuses for those years >from your home.

Good luck!
Jenny Brown
Arlington, MA

Researching: Latvia: KOPOLOVITZ, DOROGOI
Poland/Lithuania: BRENNHOLZ, GURVICH
Odesa, Ukraine: BRASLOWSKY, KRASNOTEIN
Kobryin, Belarus: LEDER
Kupel, Ukraine: SOFER


Wendy Griswold <wendygris@...> =
wrote:
snip....I would like to look at the 1905, 1915, 1925
censuses (is there a word for those off-year state censuses?).
snip...


Article on Jewish DNA testing #general

Stuart Ungar
 

An article on Jewish DNA testing and how it led to me meeting a long
lost "cousin" was just featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal
newspaper. Interesting for those contemplating taking this next step in
genealogical research. Here is the link:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130616/PRIME04/306160016/DNA-testing-reveals-connections-past-each-other?nclick_check=1

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/k8fllqh )

- Stuart UNGAR
stuartungar@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Article on Jewish DNA testing #general

Stuart Ungar
 

An article on Jewish DNA testing and how it led to me meeting a long
lost "cousin" was just featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal
newspaper. Interesting for those contemplating taking this next step in
genealogical research. Here is the link:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130616/PRIME04/306160016/DNA-testing-reveals-connections-past-each-other?nclick_check=1

( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/k8fllqh )

- Stuart UNGAR
stuartungar@...


Find people in Brooklyn in 1940's #germany

Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I am tracking a family of cousins Gustav COHEN b. 1877, NY and his wife
Berta ESSINGER b. 1879 Brooklyn and their sons.

Gus and Berta are in 1940 census at 763 Eastern Parkway, don't show in
IGG death index. Their son Irmin or Irwin E. b. 1908 in Brooklyn may be
listed in SSDI in 9/1977. No marriage for him found in any NY boro
(i.e. the Irwin marriages listed are not he)

Their son Arnold (or Bertram) b. 1912/1914 was living with parents in
1940, and entered Army in 1942, single. I see no record of marriage or
death for him.

The 1930 census says Gustav veteran of Spanish American war; how can I
use that to find his death? Any other ideas?

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall CT hannakg@...


German SIG #Germany Find people in Brooklyn in 1940's #germany

Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I am tracking a family of cousins Gustav COHEN b. 1877, NY and his wife
Berta ESSINGER b. 1879 Brooklyn and their sons.

Gus and Berta are in 1940 census at 763 Eastern Parkway, don't show in
IGG death index. Their son Irmin or Irwin E. b. 1908 in Brooklyn may be
listed in SSDI in 9/1977. No marriage for him found in any NY boro
(i.e. the Irwin marriages listed are not he)

Their son Arnold (or Bertram) b. 1912/1914 was living with parents in
1940, and entered Army in 1942, single. I see no record of marriage or
death for him.

The 1930 census says Gustav veteran of Spanish American war; how can I
use that to find his death? Any other ideas?

Hanna Grossman, Cornwall CT hannakg@...


Surnames #ukraine

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi all - I've been doing research on my Ukrainian ancestors, and I only
recently become aware that the surnames that they used in the Ukraine,
where also surnames that were used by non-Jews. I discovered this, when I
found matches for those surnames, in familysearch.org, in a databse of a
Ukrainian Church Book (1840-1845). Was this common? How did Ukrainian
Jews get their surnames?

Also, my relatives came >from Uman and Talne. Are there any good
books/bios, about what life was like for Jews in the Ukraine, in the late
1880s? Thanks.

Mark London
Natick, MA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Surnames #ukraine

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi all - I've been doing research on my Ukrainian ancestors, and I only
recently become aware that the surnames that they used in the Ukraine,
where also surnames that were used by non-Jews. I discovered this, when I
found matches for those surnames, in familysearch.org, in a databse of a
Ukrainian Church Book (1840-1845). Was this common? How did Ukrainian
Jews get their surnames?

Also, my relatives came >from Uman and Talne. Are there any good
books/bios, about what life was like for Jews in the Ukraine, in the late
1880s? Thanks.

Mark London
Natick, MA


Soviet Exile - Vignettes of Life in the Worker's Paradise #galicia

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

This latest posting describes life in the Soviet Union during World
War II. My father, Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg, and uncle, Dr.
Benjamin Weinberg, natives of Galicia, had succeeded in escaping
the Nazis >from Austria as Czech citizens and found refuge, first near
Stalingrad, and then in Frunze (Bishkek, Kyrghiz).

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
email: norofra@...

The Courage of the Spirit: The story of Europe's Jewry
in the 20th Century >from family accounts and documents
www.courageofspirit.com

Researching Family Records of WEINBERG (Dolyna/Ukraine,
Vienna/Austria, Frankfurt AM, Germany), ZARWANITZER
(Dolyna/Ukraine), IGER (Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine), GOTTDENKER
(Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Soviet Exile - Vignettes of Life in the Worker's Paradise #galicia

Norbert Weinberg <norofra@...>
 

This latest posting describes life in the Soviet Union during World
War II. My father, Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg, and uncle, Dr.
Benjamin Weinberg, natives of Galicia, had succeeded in escaping
the Nazis >from Austria as Czech citizens and found refuge, first near
Stalingrad, and then in Frunze (Bishkek, Kyrghiz).

Rabbi Dr. Norbert Weinberg
email: norofra@...

The Courage of the Spirit: The story of Europe's Jewry
in the 20th Century >from family accounts and documents
www.courageofspirit.com

Researching Family Records of WEINBERG (Dolyna/Ukraine,
Vienna/Austria, Frankfurt AM, Germany), ZARWANITZER
(Dolyna/Ukraine), IGER (Lviv, Podwolochisk/Ukraine), GOTTDENKER
(Lviv, Bolekhiv/Ukraine).


Christine Usdin Passes Away #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I have read on Facebook with sadness that Christine Usdin has passed away.
Christine performed many mitzvahs by translating thousands of records
from Cyrillic and thereby reconnecting so many of us with our roots.
RIP Christine.

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Christine Usdin Passes Away #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

I have read on Facebook with sadness that Christine Usdin has passed away.
Christine performed many mitzvahs by translating thousands of records
from Cyrillic and thereby reconnecting so many of us with our roots.
RIP Christine.

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia


Klepper burials in Iasi #romania

Michael Moritz
 

Dear Klepper researchers,

I have taken the time to go through the JOWBR database and compile all
the burials of Kleppers (and all variants [Klapper, Cleper, etc]) in
Iasi listed in the database. There are 71 people, with dates of death
from 1883-1969. I have included all the material shown in the JOWBR
database and have put this into a neatly organized excel file, which I
would gladly send to anyone interested in the material. If so, please
contact me directly. Thanks.

Michael Moritz
Durham, NC


Romania SIG #Romania Klepper burials in Iasi #romania

Michael Moritz
 

Dear Klepper researchers,

I have taken the time to go through the JOWBR database and compile all
the burials of Kleppers (and all variants [Klapper, Cleper, etc]) in
Iasi listed in the database. There are 71 people, with dates of death
from 1883-1969. I have included all the material shown in the JOWBR
database and have put this into a neatly organized excel file, which I
would gladly send to anyone interested in the material. If so, please
contact me directly. Thanks.

Michael Moritz
Durham, NC


[USA] Update on California SB 71 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I recently posted to this listserve about CA SB 71 which would amend the
California Public Records Act to make complying with requests for records
voluntary on the part of the local government agency. The bill without any
public hearings or input passed both houses of the legislature over the
weekend. You might finds of interest this article >from the Sacramento Bee
which gives some background to the bill-to save the state money and not have
to pay the local agency for producing the records:

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/17/5503764/bill-would-let-calif-cities-decide.html.


( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/kworxg9 )

While the California League of Cities states they will continue to
provide records the California State Association of Counties is not
mentioned and most vital records are obtained >from the county registrars
offices. This bill not only affect vital records but other agencies with
public record such as fire, health, water and more.

Jan Meisels Allen

IAJGS Vice President

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Headstone Repair in Vienna #general

Palekaiko
 

I have many family members buried at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
The years of neglect have taken their toll on most of the headstones.
Some should be replaced and other need some attention. Of those who
will read this, if there are recommendations as to who I might contact
regarding the repairs/replacements I mentioned above, please contact
me via privately.

Thank you,

Michael Diamant
Hawaii


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [USA] Update on California SB 71 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I recently posted to this listserve about CA SB 71 which would amend the
California Public Records Act to make complying with requests for records
voluntary on the part of the local government agency. The bill without any
public hearings or input passed both houses of the legislature over the
weekend. You might finds of interest this article >from the Sacramento Bee
which gives some background to the bill-to save the state money and not have
to pay the local agency for producing the records:

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/17/5503764/bill-would-let-calif-cities-decide.html.


( MOD: http://tinyurl.com/kworxg9 )

While the California League of Cities states they will continue to
provide records the California State Association of Counties is not
mentioned and most vital records are obtained >from the county registrars
offices. This bill not only affect vital records but other agencies with
public record such as fire, health, water and more.

Jan Meisels Allen

IAJGS Vice President

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Headstone Repair in Vienna #general

Palekaiko
 

I have many family members buried at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
The years of neglect have taken their toll on most of the headstones.
Some should be replaced and other need some attention. Of those who
will read this, if there are recommendations as to who I might contact
regarding the repairs/replacements I mentioned above, please contact
me via privately.

Thank you,

Michael Diamant
Hawaii