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Re: WWI rank of San. Vizefeldwebel #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

Hello Nancy Korn,

Also if anyone can point me to reference materials about the
Pion. Komp. 362 that would be very helpful.
the Pioneer Comp. was part of 235th Infantry Division. For details,
please see:

Histories of two hundred and fifty-one divisions of the German army
which participated in the war (1914-1918) (1920)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924027835317

PAge 725ff.

Regards

Tobias A. Kemper


German SIG #Germany Re: WWI rank of San. Vizefeldwebel #germany

Tobias A. Kemper <kemper@...>
 

Hello Nancy Korn,

Also if anyone can point me to reference materials about the
Pion. Komp. 362 that would be very helpful.
the Pioneer Comp. was part of 235th Infantry Division. For details,
please see:

Histories of two hundred and fifty-one divisions of the German army
which participated in the war (1914-1918) (1920)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924027835317

PAge 725ff.

Regards

Tobias A. Kemper


Re: from Poland and Ukraine to London - not through Hamburg #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Sheila Toffell, in trying to identify the ports of embarkation and arrival
of migrants >from Poland and Ukraine wrote:

So my questions are:
1. What other ports besides Hamburg could they have used?
2. Were there certain docks in the London area set up to receive the
passengers >from Eastern Europe?
3. What other resources are out there, if any, besides the UK and Hamburg
lists?

In addition to Hamburg, there were a number of ports of embarkation >from the
European mainland to the UK. These included Bremen (Germany), Amsterdam and
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), and Libau (Latvia). An excellent
resource for a general description of Jewish migration to the UK can be
found on the UK National Archives movinghere.org site at
http://bit.ly/1cl2pvz, which contains specific pages about the various ways
that Jewish migrants travelled to the UK in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. Also I should mention that although the majority of Jewish
migrants came to the UK through the Port of London, other arrival points
included Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton and Hull.

Jewish migrants arriving in London would disembark at the Port of London - a
sprawl of docks, quays and customs and immigration sheds and buildings on the north
bank of the Thames, adjacent to the east end of London (where for generations
migrants first settled after arrival in London). The best place to start research
into this complex is the UK National Archives page which links to records of
Anglo-Jewish history >from the 18th to 20th century
http://bit.ly/IGCNy6 and directions for reviewing surviving inward passenger
lists can be found at http://bit.ly/18C0hku.

Martin Davis
London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: from Poland and Ukraine to London - not through Hamburg #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Sheila Toffell, in trying to identify the ports of embarkation and arrival
of migrants >from Poland and Ukraine wrote:

So my questions are:
1. What other ports besides Hamburg could they have used?
2. Were there certain docks in the London area set up to receive the
passengers >from Eastern Europe?
3. What other resources are out there, if any, besides the UK and Hamburg
lists?

In addition to Hamburg, there were a number of ports of embarkation >from the
European mainland to the UK. These included Bremen (Germany), Amsterdam and
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), and Libau (Latvia). An excellent
resource for a general description of Jewish migration to the UK can be
found on the UK National Archives movinghere.org site at
http://bit.ly/1cl2pvz, which contains specific pages about the various ways
that Jewish migrants travelled to the UK in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. Also I should mention that although the majority of Jewish
migrants came to the UK through the Port of London, other arrival points
included Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton and Hull.

Jewish migrants arriving in London would disembark at the Port of London - a
sprawl of docks, quays and customs and immigration sheds and buildings on the north
bank of the Thames, adjacent to the east end of London (where for generations
migrants first settled after arrival in London). The best place to start research
into this complex is the UK National Archives page which links to records of
Anglo-Jewish history >from the 18th to 20th century
http://bit.ly/IGCNy6 and directions for reviewing surviving inward passenger
lists can be found at http://bit.ly/18C0hku.

Martin Davis
London (UK)


Re: How to find a Rabbi or Cantor? #bessarabia

Bob Pasker <bob@...>
 

Following up publicly to Yefim?s email because I am in the same situation.

My ggf (1876-1936) was also cantor in Kishinev, but I have never been able to find out in
which synagogue or any other information about his cantorial duties. here is a picture in his
robes: http://bit.ly/1cmrgza

bob pasker


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: How to find a Rabbi or Cantor? #bessarabia

Bob Pasker <bob@...>
 

Following up publicly to Yefim?s email because I am in the same situation.

My ggf (1876-1936) was also cantor in Kishinev, but I have never been able to find out in
which synagogue or any other information about his cantorial duties. here is a picture in his
robes: http://bit.ly/1cmrgza

bob pasker


Re: Massachusetts Death Record 1925 #general

Stephen Katz
 

In her post of 3 December 2013, Hanna Grossman asked about online indexing of
Massachusetts death records in connection with a relative who she believes died in
Taunton in 1925. Massachusetts death records are indexed online only up to 1920
(they pick up again >from 1970, but that doesn't help Hanna in this case). These
indexes are on genealogical websites such as familysearch.com and ancestry.com;
the official Massachusetts online vital records index, run by the Secretary of
State's office, only goes up to 1910. As Hanna believes her relative died in
Taunton, I would suggest that she first phone the Taunton City Clerk's office.
City and town clerks are often willing to check their records and advise whether
they have the death record (or other vital record) in their files. If so, they will
instruct as to how to obtain a copy. The cost is generally less than the amount
charged by the state's Registry in Boston (see below).

If the Taunton City Clerk's office does not have the record for Hanna's relative,
her other option is to try the state's Registry of Vital Records and Statistics in
Boston, which holds vital records >from 1921 onward (records earlier than that have
been moved to the Massachusetts Archives). Information about how to request records
from the Registry is on its website:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/health-stats/vitals/obtaining-certified-copies-of-vital-records.html#registry.
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/brv3hbj )
Records can be searched and requested in person at the Registry or requested >from
it by mail. However, to request by mail, Hanna would have to know all the relevant
information, including the date of death; the Registry will not do research. If she
(or someone on her behalf) goes to the Registry, she will be able to search the
index books there and request the record if she finds it. The index books are
organized by decade and then alphabetically by last name. If she does this in
person, she should be aware of the Registry's opening days/times and its other
policies, available on its website.

Stephen KATZ
New York City

Researching: KATZ (Novograd-Volynsk, Ukraine and Boston, Mass.); TEPPER
(Novograd-Volynsk and Rovno (Rivne), Ukraine, and New York City); KAPLAN
(Stakliskes, Lithuania, and central Mass.); KABACHNIK (Butrymonis, Lithuania);
VITKIN (Kaunas, Lithuania, and Boston,Mass.); GREENBERG/BLOCH, Vilna, Lithuania,
and Boston, Mass.); BLUM, LEVINE (Boston, Mass.).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Massachusetts Death Record 1925 #general

Stephen Katz
 

In her post of 3 December 2013, Hanna Grossman asked about online indexing of
Massachusetts death records in connection with a relative who she believes died in
Taunton in 1925. Massachusetts death records are indexed online only up to 1920
(they pick up again >from 1970, but that doesn't help Hanna in this case). These
indexes are on genealogical websites such as familysearch.com and ancestry.com;
the official Massachusetts online vital records index, run by the Secretary of
State's office, only goes up to 1910. As Hanna believes her relative died in
Taunton, I would suggest that she first phone the Taunton City Clerk's office.
City and town clerks are often willing to check their records and advise whether
they have the death record (or other vital record) in their files. If so, they will
instruct as to how to obtain a copy. The cost is generally less than the amount
charged by the state's Registry in Boston (see below).

If the Taunton City Clerk's office does not have the record for Hanna's relative,
her other option is to try the state's Registry of Vital Records and Statistics in
Boston, which holds vital records >from 1921 onward (records earlier than that have
been moved to the Massachusetts Archives). Information about how to request records
from the Registry is on its website:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/health-stats/vitals/obtaining-certified-copies-of-vital-records.html#registry.
(MODERATOR: http://tinyurl.com/brv3hbj )
Records can be searched and requested in person at the Registry or requested >from
it by mail. However, to request by mail, Hanna would have to know all the relevant
information, including the date of death; the Registry will not do research. If she
(or someone on her behalf) goes to the Registry, she will be able to search the
index books there and request the record if she finds it. The index books are
organized by decade and then alphabetically by last name. If she does this in
person, she should be aware of the Registry's opening days/times and its other
policies, available on its website.

Stephen KATZ
New York City

Researching: KATZ (Novograd-Volynsk, Ukraine and Boston, Mass.); TEPPER
(Novograd-Volynsk and Rovno (Rivne), Ukraine, and New York City); KAPLAN
(Stakliskes, Lithuania, and central Mass.); KABACHNIK (Butrymonis, Lithuania);
VITKIN (Kaunas, Lithuania, and Boston,Mass.); GREENBERG/BLOCH, Vilna, Lithuania,
and Boston, Mass.); BLUM, LEVINE (Boston, Mass.).


Re: digitalized immigration files and overview of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #general

csachs@...
 

I recently learned that the actual pages of large numbers of the Antwerp Police
Immigration Files are now digitized (>from the microfilms) and available on
familysearch. They can be accessed via:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2023926 Although the files themselves
have not been digitally indexed, they are easy to use, by first locating the file
number for the individual or family name being researched -- >from the Index volumes
(which have long been available... at
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1477769 ). With the file number, you can
browse the files themselves. These include many of the years shown on the graph as
still not available.

Charles Sachs
clsachs2000@yahoo.com
Staten Island, NY

searching: SACHS/SASS/ZASS (Vilkomir/Ukmerge), GLICENSTEIN (Lodz)

From: gershon.lehrer@aciworldwide.com
The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail >from December 2013
a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they own in their archives.
They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of immigration files
digitalized so that onsite visitors of the FelixArchief can get access and copy to
the files in an easy and simple way.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: digitalized immigration files and overview of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #general

csachs@...
 

I recently learned that the actual pages of large numbers of the Antwerp Police
Immigration Files are now digitized (>from the microfilms) and available on
familysearch. They can be accessed via:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2023926 Although the files themselves
have not been digitally indexed, they are easy to use, by first locating the file
number for the individual or family name being researched -- >from the Index volumes
(which have long been available... at
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1477769 ). With the file number, you can
browse the files themselves. These include many of the years shown on the graph as
still not available.

Charles Sachs
clsachs2000@yahoo.com
Staten Island, NY

searching: SACHS/SASS/ZASS (Vilkomir/Ukmerge), GLICENSTEIN (Lodz)

From: gershon.lehrer@aciworldwide.com
The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail >from December 2013
a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they own in their archives.
They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of immigration files
digitalized so that onsite visitors of the FelixArchief can get access and copy to
the files in an easy and simple way.


Re: Massachusetts death record 1925 #general

James
 

Hanna,

The birth and death records for 1921+ at

*Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics*
*150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Fl.
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Main Telephone: (617) 740-2600

are surname alphabetical order for the entire state in bound lookup volumes for
year brackets (e.g. 1941-45)see:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/health-stats/vitals/

The bound volumes referred to are indexes which provide the year, volume and page.
You then need to submit a request slip to view the actual certificate record.

James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA

Jim Castellan
Rose Valley, PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Massachusetts death record 1925 #general

James
 

Hanna,

The birth and death records for 1921+ at

*Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics*
*150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Fl.
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Main Telephone: (617) 740-2600

are surname alphabetical order for the entire state in bound lookup volumes for
year brackets (e.g. 1941-45)see:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/health-stats/vitals/

The bound volumes referred to are indexes which provide the year, volume and page.
You then need to submit a request slip to view the actual certificate record.

James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA

Jim Castellan
Rose Valley, PA


Re: How to Find a Rabbi or Cantor #bessarabia

Barel, Ze'ev <barel@...>
 

Dubossary is a town in recent Republic of Moldova (Transnistria region), and previously was part
of Podolia Gubernia.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany, Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China
……...

Actually, Dubossary was part of Kherson Gubernia (not Podolia).  The boundary between the
Kherson Gubernia and Bessarabia Gubernia was the Dniester river. Dubossary is on the left
(East) bank.

Ze'ev Barel
USA


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Re: How to Find a Rabbi or Cantor #bessarabia

Barel, Ze'ev <barel@...>
 

Dubossary is a town in recent Republic of Moldova (Transnistria region), and previously was part
of Podolia Gubernia.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany, Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China
……...

Actually, Dubossary was part of Kherson Gubernia (not Podolia).  The boundary between the
Kherson Gubernia and Bessarabia Gubernia was the Dniester river. Dubossary is on the left
(East) bank.

Ze'ev Barel
USA


Name Momtze #ukraine

Charna&Bob Duchanov
 

According to the book, Russian Jewish Given Names, by Boris Feldblyum, the
name Mintsye derives >from Mindil' as do other variations including Muntsya
and Muntsha, which are the closest to Momtze. The source or origin of the
name is given as the Babylonian Talmud, specifically Bet Shmu'el.
Hope this helped.

Charna Duchanov
Jerusalem


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Name Momtze #ukraine

Charna&Bob Duchanov
 

According to the book, Russian Jewish Given Names, by Boris Feldblyum, the
name Mintsye derives >from Mindil' as do other variations including Muntsya
and Muntsha, which are the closest to Momtze. The source or origin of the
name is given as the Babylonian Talmud, specifically Bet Shmu'el.
Hope this helped.

Charna Duchanov
Jerusalem


digitalized immigration files and overiew of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #france

lehrer
 

Hello all,

The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail from
December 2013 a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they
own in their archives.

They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of
immigration files digitalized so that onsite visitors of the
FelixArchief can get access and copy to the files in an easy and
simple way.

They also show a graph on their website to give an idea of how many of
their total of 600,000 files are already available to the general
public (this while keeping at the same time in mind the strict Belgian
privacy-rules). Check the following URL to see the graph:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Pics/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/vreemd.jpg.

Another great tool, unfortunately currently only in Dutch, is a
timeline in pdf format which shows you which documents are available
and interesting for use for certain periods in the past. You can find
that document via the following website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Docs/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/Tijdslijn.pdf

The top-row has the years for which documents and files are available.
Then you'll find the Primary sources which are files >from the local
authority of the City of Antwerp. Then you have the secondary sources
which are files and sources collected >from non-local authorities
(other cities/disctricts then the City of Antwerp, private companies
and or organizations, etc.).

The best thing would be to save to your PC it so that you can use it
for offline use.

Read the news for yourself on their website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Stad-FelixArchief/Publicatiekanalen/Stad/Stad-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief-Hoofdnavigatie/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen-Zoeken-naar-personen.html

Best Regards,

Gershon Lehrer
gershon.lehrer@gmail.com
Antwerp, Belgium

Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, KALLECH,
LEHRER, PA(C)KTER, PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SACHS, SAIL, SCHEEN,
SJENITZER, TIMBERG


French SIG #France digitalized immigration files and overiew of the immigration files at the Antwerp Archives (Belgium) #france

lehrer
 

Hello all,

The FelixArchief (Antwerp archives) writes in their monthly mail from
December 2013 a thing or two about the alien/immigration files they
own in their archives.

They write about their ongoing project to get their copies of
immigration files digitalized so that onsite visitors of the
FelixArchief can get access and copy to the files in an easy and
simple way.

They also show a graph on their website to give an idea of how many of
their total of 600,000 files are already available to the general
public (this while keeping at the same time in mind the strict Belgian
privacy-rules). Check the following URL to see the graph:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Pics/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/vreemd.jpg.

Another great tool, unfortunately currently only in Dutch, is a
timeline in pdf format which shows you which documents are available
and interesting for use for certain periods in the past. You can find
that document via the following website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Docs/Stad/Bedrijven/Zelfstandige_stadsdiensten/FEA/2013/Tijdslijn.pdf

The top-row has the years for which documents and files are available.
Then you'll find the Primary sources which are files >from the local
authority of the City of Antwerp. Then you have the secondary sources
which are files and sources collected >from non-local authorities
(other cities/disctricts then the City of Antwerp, private companies
and or organizations, etc.).

The best thing would be to save to your PC it so that you can use it
for offline use.

Read the news for yourself on their website:
http://www.felixarchief.be/Stad-FelixArchief/Publicatiekanalen/Stad/Stad-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief/Website-FelixArchief-Hoofdnavigatie/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen/Content-oude-site-Archief-raadplegen-Zoeken-naar-personen.html

Best Regards,

Gershon Lehrer
gershon.lehrer@gmail.com
Antwerp, Belgium

Searching: DORF, ETSIONI, FISZLOWICZ, GERSTNER, GOLDSTEEN, KALLECH,
LEHRER, PA(C)KTER, PAKTOR, S(Y)(I)LBERBERG, SACHS, SAIL, SCHEEN,
SJENITZER, TIMBERG


Russian translators needed #belarus

Research coordinator <rescoord@...>
 

Dear Siggers
We are in need of Russian translators to help translate the 1816 Revision
lists for Novgrudok filmed by the FHL.
The first two towns are Turets and Lyubcha.

If you are unable to offer translation skills please think of donating to
the Novgrudok project on Jewishgenerocity as we will have to employ translators
to do the work if we cannot find volunteers.

Please contact me for further information.

Thanks
Ruth Silver
Belarus Research Coordinator =


Frankfurt telephone or address book consult #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

I visited Frankfurt and Wiesbaden with my late father in 1960. I'll
be visiting there again soon.
In 1960, Father went out of his way to find and photograph buildings
at two addresses in Frankfurt a.M. I'm sure they were places
important to him and our family.

If a generous GerSIG member who's skilled at using the historical
on-line address and phone directories could check these addresses for
SCHEUER families I'll be very grateful.

Weberstrasse 13 and JahnStrasse 52 during the early 1930s or,
perhaps, 1912-13.

I'm rushing to prepare for my visit to Germany and don't have time to
do this myself now. Thanks,

John Lowens, Suburban NYC JPL25@cornell.edu

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