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Finding Photos of Family Businesses #general

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I thought I would share my experience in finding photos of Family
Businesses.

Most researchers will not find a family store image by searching for
that business name alone.

I have been successful in finding several images of my grandfather
Abe Wolpert's "Wolpert Grocery" and "Wolpert and Company" stores in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. He would eventually add his brother-in-law
Max W. Davis to the business to become "Wolpert Davis".

First look the business address in the city directory and note the
address. >from there, find a MAJOR business that is on the same street.
(Some city dirctories are on line and you can try an address search)

Then do your image search for the neighboring Major business.

I used a local hotel, which I knew was on the same block, for a name
search. I then found several postcards of that hotel on a popular
auction site. Next to the hotel is my grandfather's store, with the
WOLPERT name on the storefront. It was a real treat to see the the
family name on a postcard circa 1905, with hores pulled wagons and
people in period dress,

This technique also works well with state and other photo archives. I
knew my grandfather was at an 1898 Minneapolis, Minnesota parade where
President McKinley was inspecting the troops >from the Spanish American
War. A search in the Minnesota Historical Society archives
(www.mnhs.org) for the name McKinley, pulled up three photos of my
grandfather in the crowd and the President in the background. I also
found a Wolpert-Davis storefront photo there too.,

Side note: If you have the business address, many county tax records
are now searchable on-line by address. So look up the address and there
is a chance that the building is still standing today. Also, a number
of major cities tax records will give satellite and street views for
how the address looks today.

Happy hunting.

Bill Wolpert
WOLPERT VOLPERT WOLFE, Tryskiai, Vieksniai, Kraziai, Kedainiai
GROSBERG GROSSBERG, Tryskiai


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Photos of Family Businesses #general

WWW
 

I thought I would share my experience in finding photos of Family
Businesses.

Most researchers will not find a family store image by searching for
that business name alone.

I have been successful in finding several images of my grandfather
Abe Wolpert's "Wolpert Grocery" and "Wolpert and Company" stores in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. He would eventually add his brother-in-law
Max W. Davis to the business to become "Wolpert Davis".

First look the business address in the city directory and note the
address. >from there, find a MAJOR business that is on the same street.
(Some city dirctories are on line and you can try an address search)

Then do your image search for the neighboring Major business.

I used a local hotel, which I knew was on the same block, for a name
search. I then found several postcards of that hotel on a popular
auction site. Next to the hotel is my grandfather's store, with the
WOLPERT name on the storefront. It was a real treat to see the the
family name on a postcard circa 1905, with hores pulled wagons and
people in period dress,

This technique also works well with state and other photo archives. I
knew my grandfather was at an 1898 Minneapolis, Minnesota parade where
President McKinley was inspecting the troops >from the Spanish American
War. A search in the Minnesota Historical Society archives
(www.mnhs.org) for the name McKinley, pulled up three photos of my
grandfather in the crowd and the President in the background. I also
found a Wolpert-Davis storefront photo there too.,

Side note: If you have the business address, many county tax records
are now searchable on-line by address. So look up the address and there
is a chance that the building is still standing today. Also, a number
of major cities tax records will give satellite and street views for
how the address looks today.

Happy hunting.

Bill Wolpert
WOLPERT VOLPERT WOLFE, Tryskiai, Vieksniai, Kraziai, Kedainiai
GROSBERG GROSSBERG, Tryskiai


Re: Warsaw gas bills? #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

The link is http://www.warszawa.getto.pl





Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY

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Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WW I (from Polish Gubernias) now online #poland #warsaw

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce the
addition of 4300 records to our database >from an unusual source,
"Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WWI" published in a Russian
newspaper.

A full description of the project is linked >from the navigation bar on
the JRI-Poland home page www.jri-poland.org under "projects."

Project history
~~~~~~~~~~~~
In early 2013, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland learned of the
availability of these lists of Russian casualties >from WWI for the
years 1914-1916.

Under the coordination of Joel Ratner, Jewish genealogical Special
Interest Groups were invited to collaborate on a project to create
detailed extracts of all information in these Russian language lists.
(While the lists for 1917 and 1918 are not currently available, it is
hoped that they will also be scanned and accessible for extraction.)

JRI-Poland undertook the extraction of all Polish Gubernias and the
former Grodno Gubernia (for which a large area covers current part
of Poland). The work was carried out by a retired archivist in Poland
familiar with all aspects of Jewish records, surnames and given names.

The lists are published on the website of the Russian State Library
(www.rsl.ru). There are images of more than 50,000 pages covering
the years 1914-1916.

Many of the Russian Gubernias (provinces) did not have sizeable Jewish
populations and thus many pages did not include Jewish soldiers. For
Gubernias with a significant numbers of Jews, the ratio of Jewish to
non-Jewish soldiers listed is still relatively small.

Overview of Polish data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following fields appear in the record entries:

Family Name
Given Name
Patronymic
Rank
Religion
Marital Status
Gubernia (where the list was compiled)
Uyezd (district where soldier originated)
Town (town where soldier originated)
Status
Date (when soldier declared dead, wounded or missing in action)

Although the publication is Russian, the names were transliterated into
Polish spelling for consistency with vital records.

The database includes 4310 soldiers with 3365 different surnames.
2532 were listed as Missing in Action, 1333 Killed in Action, 332
Wounded and 2 AWOL (absent without leave). A frequency list of all
SURNAMES extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-surnames.htm

More than 1000 towns are represented; understandably, most soldiers
were >from the larger centers of Warsaw (317), Lodz (194), Lublin (97),
Bialystok (66) and Grodno (59). Note, however, town names were only
mentioned in 3/4 of the entries. Where town names are not included, the
Powiat (District) is often provided. A frequency list of all TOWN names
extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-towns.htm

The Gubernias with the highest number of soldiers were Grodno (872),
Warszawa (801), Lublin (701) and Piotrkow (588).

The lists were of lower rank soldiers and identified as: Private (3142),
Rifleman (463), Shooter (191), Grenadier (165), Lance Corporal (132),
Gunner (71), Junior Sergeant (23), Artillery (17), Drummer (5), Senior
Sergeant (5).

The project page also has a downloadable Excel file with a detailed
analysis of the above data.

Accessing the data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All information appearing in the original publication of the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers lists has been included in the database.
There is no further information available. Sample entries >from the
original source appear on the project page.

Funding - Your donations are needed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland fundraising is typically
"shtetl-specific" with researchers interested in specific towns asked
to contribute to the funding of their town's data. However, the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers of World War I project includes residents of
more than 1000 towns. Thus the "shtetl-specific" fundraising model
does not apply.

We are pleased to advise that The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish
Genealogical Society has made a generous grant to JRI-Poland for
this project, funding 40% of its cost, and enabling JRI-Poland to
release the data prior to the project being fully funded.

It is our hope that researchers making discoveries of family members
will make a contribution of their choice to the project in order to
enable JRI-Poland to complete the funding. No amount is too small.
Please click here to make your donation.
http://www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt Organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Under
special arrangement, JRI-Poland data is also displayed in the
JewishGen All-Poland database results.

Stanley Diamond
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: Warsaw gas bills? #warsaw #poland

hadassahlipsius
 

The link is http://www.warszawa.getto.pl





Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY

On Feb 10, 2014, at 6:27 PM, Peter Lebensold <peter@lebensold.com> wrote:
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http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Does anyone know where I can find online the Warsaw gas bills (>from 1939 o=
r so) that used to be at http://warsawa.ghetto.pl/ ? That link seems to no l=
onger be active.
=20
Thank you.
=20
Peter Lebensold
Toronto =20
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Read JewishGen's 2012 Review. Visit:
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Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WW I (from Polish Gubernias) now online #warsaw #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is pleased to announce the
addition of 4300 records to our database >from an unusual source,
"Russian-Jewish Fallen Soldiers in WWI" published in a Russian
newspaper.

A full description of the project is linked >from the navigation bar on
the JRI-Poland home page www.jri-poland.org under "projects."

Project history
~~~~~~~~~~~~
In early 2013, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland learned of the
availability of these lists of Russian casualties >from WWI for the
years 1914-1916.

Under the coordination of Joel Ratner, Jewish genealogical Special
Interest Groups were invited to collaborate on a project to create
detailed extracts of all information in these Russian language lists.
(While the lists for 1917 and 1918 are not currently available, it is
hoped that they will also be scanned and accessible for extraction.)

JRI-Poland undertook the extraction of all Polish Gubernias and the
former Grodno Gubernia (for which a large area covers current part
of Poland). The work was carried out by a retired archivist in Poland
familiar with all aspects of Jewish records, surnames and given names.

The lists are published on the website of the Russian State Library
(www.rsl.ru). There are images of more than 50,000 pages covering
the years 1914-1916.

Many of the Russian Gubernias (provinces) did not have sizeable Jewish
populations and thus many pages did not include Jewish soldiers. For
Gubernias with a significant numbers of Jews, the ratio of Jewish to
non-Jewish soldiers listed is still relatively small.

Overview of Polish data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following fields appear in the record entries:

Family Name
Given Name
Patronymic
Rank
Religion
Marital Status
Gubernia (where the list was compiled)
Uyezd (district where soldier originated)
Town (town where soldier originated)
Status
Date (when soldier declared dead, wounded or missing in action)

Although the publication is Russian, the names were transliterated into
Polish spelling for consistency with vital records.

The database includes 4310 soldiers with 3365 different surnames.
2532 were listed as Missing in Action, 1333 Killed in Action, 332
Wounded and 2 AWOL (absent without leave). A frequency list of all
SURNAMES extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-surnames.htm

More than 1000 towns are represented; understandably, most soldiers
were >from the larger centers of Warsaw (317), Lodz (194), Lublin (97),
Bialystok (66) and Grodno (59). Note, however, town names were only
mentioned in 3/4 of the entries. Where town names are not included, the
Powiat (District) is often provided. A frequency list of all TOWN names
extracted >from the database can be viewed at
www.jri-poland.org/russian-jewish-fallen-soldiers-ww1-towns.htm

The Gubernias with the highest number of soldiers were Grodno (872),
Warszawa (801), Lublin (701) and Piotrkow (588).

The lists were of lower rank soldiers and identified as: Private (3142),
Rifleman (463), Shooter (191), Grenadier (165), Lance Corporal (132),
Gunner (71), Junior Sergeant (23), Artillery (17), Drummer (5), Senior
Sergeant (5).

The project page also has a downloadable Excel file with a detailed
analysis of the above data.

Accessing the data
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All information appearing in the original publication of the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers lists has been included in the database.
There is no further information available. Sample entries >from the
original source appear on the project page.

Funding - Your donations are needed
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland fundraising is typically
"shtetl-specific" with researchers interested in specific towns asked
to contribute to the funding of their town's data. However, the Russian-
Jewish Fallen Soldiers of World War I project includes residents of
more than 1000 towns. Thus the "shtetl-specific" fundraising model
does not apply.

We are pleased to advise that The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish
Genealogical Society has made a generous grant to JRI-Poland for
this project, funding 40% of its cost, and enabling JRI-Poland to
release the data prior to the project being fully funded.

It is our hope that researchers making discoveries of family members
will make a contribution of their choice to the project in order to
enable JRI-Poland to complete the funding. No amount is too small.
Please click here to make your donation.
http://www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit tax-exempt Organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Under
special arrangement, JRI-Poland data is also displayed in the
JewishGen All-Poland database results.

Stanley Diamond
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Re: Accuracy of Naturalization Records #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1933 my aunt received her US passport stating she was born in New
York in 1890. This repeats the information she put on her application
form. However she was born in Russian Poland and arrived in New York
with her mother in 1892.
Apparently no one checked, and there was no letter affirming the data.

Paul Silverstone

On 2/14/2014 12:37 PM, Phyllis Kramer wrote:
Rochelle P. Gershenow asked:
How thoroughly does the government check the information provided by
an individual seeking to become naturalized?

Rochelle in those early years the Government did not validate the
information; citizen witnesses provided validation.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Accuracy of Naturalization Records #general

Paul Silverstone
 

In 1933 my aunt received her US passport stating she was born in New
York in 1890. This repeats the information she put on her application
form. However she was born in Russian Poland and arrived in New York
with her mother in 1892.
Apparently no one checked, and there was no letter affirming the data.

Paul Silverstone

On 2/14/2014 12:37 PM, Phyllis Kramer wrote:
Rochelle P. Gershenow asked:
How thoroughly does the government check the information provided by
an individual seeking to become naturalized?

Rochelle in those early years the Government did not validate the
information; citizen witnesses provided validation.
--
Paul Silverstone
New York
please reply to paulh@aya.yale.edu


Re: First World War casualty #general

Snillop47@...
 

I recently posted a request for information about a US citizen, Harold
Griffith NELSON, who was killed in 1918 while serving with the [British]
Royal Flying Corps. I particularly wanted confirmation that he was Jewish.
A number of helpful replies came >from the USA, for which I am grateful.
from the information they supplied it is quite clear that he was Jewish.
Many thanks to all who replied.

Harold Pollins
Oxford
England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First World War casualty #general

Snillop47@...
 

I recently posted a request for information about a US citizen, Harold
Griffith NELSON, who was killed in 1918 while serving with the [British]
Royal Flying Corps. I particularly wanted confirmation that he was Jewish.
A number of helpful replies came >from the USA, for which I am grateful.
from the information they supplied it is quite clear that he was Jewish.
Many thanks to all who replied.

Harold Pollins
Oxford
England


Re: Jewish Cemeteries of Newark #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Since my recent posting on this topic, i've heard >from a few
'genners...and learned of a book,
The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark
by Alice Perkins Gould
This book is available through Avotaynu.
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Newark.htm

One genner wrote that the author of the book had a map of the cemetery
and database of the plot numbers of its occupants, and by contacting
her he was able to find the graves of his grandparents.

Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Cemeteries of Newark #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Since my recent posting on this topic, i've heard >from a few
'genners...and learned of a book,
The Old Jewish Cemeteries of Newark
by Alice Perkins Gould
This book is available through Avotaynu.
http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Newark.htm

One genner wrote that the author of the book had a map of the cemetery
and database of the plot numbers of its occupants, and by contacting
her he was able to find the graves of his grandparents.

Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: [Norway] 1910, 1865 and 1891 Norwegian Censuses Posted Online #general

Jeff T. Severson
 

Norway's Digitalarkivet also includes the census data for 1664-1666, 1701,
1801, 1875, 1885, and 1900. It also includes parish records, real estate
registrars, probate records, and much more. The parish records were a
treasure trove of information for me when I was researching my Severson
line. The homepage, which contains links to all of this information, is at
http://www.arkivverket.no/eng/Digitalarkivet .

Regards,

Jeff Severson
Researching: Rosenthal, Simon, Fellerman
http://www.rosenthal-severson.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: [Norway] 1910, 1865 and 1891 Norwegian Censuses Posted Online #general

Jeff T. Severson
 

Norway's Digitalarkivet also includes the census data for 1664-1666, 1701,
1801, 1875, 1885, and 1900. It also includes parish records, real estate
registrars, probate records, and much more. The parish records were a
treasure trove of information for me when I was researching my Severson
line. The homepage, which contains links to all of this information, is at
http://www.arkivverket.no/eng/Digitalarkivet .

Regards,

Jeff Severson
Researching: Rosenthal, Simon, Fellerman
http://www.rosenthal-severson.com


Re: Wedding witnessed by relatives 1860 - Galicia #general

Russ Maurer <RMaur@...>
 

Thanks to those who replied to my inquiry, both to the list and
privately. As several correctly inferred, I was looking at a
record >from a civil register, not a religious marriage document
(Ketubah). It was thus a record of a civil, rather than
religious, ceremony. While I was aware of the existence of both
kinds of ceremonies, what I had not appreciated was that the
witnesses to a civil ceremony did not have to, and generally did
not, meet the religious qualifications mentioned in my post.
Now I know.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Wedding witnessed by relatives 1860 - Galicia #general

Russ Maurer <RMaur@...>
 

Thanks to those who replied to my inquiry, both to the list and
privately. As several correctly inferred, I was looking at a
record >from a civil register, not a religious marriage document
(Ketubah). It was thus a record of a civil, rather than
religious, ceremony. While I was aware of the existence of both
kinds of ceremonies, what I had not appreciated was that the
witnesses to a civil ceremony did not have to, and generally did
not, meet the religious qualifications mentioned in my post.
Now I know.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


intro #scandinavia

Pamela Foote
 

My name is Pamela Foote, and I am very glad to find your list! My
areas of research are, currently, Sweden and, more, particularly,
Estonia, 17th & 18th cents. Am also curious why a Jewish population
would be there, who had some Rhineland roots. Thanks, Pam Foote


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia intro #scandinavia

Pamela Foote
 

My name is Pamela Foote, and I am very glad to find your list! My
areas of research are, currently, Sweden and, more, particularly,
Estonia, 17th & 18th cents. Am also curious why a Jewish population
would be there, who had some Rhineland roots. Thanks, Pam Foote


Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary #ukraine

David Goldman
 

Greetings. I have just joined the SIG.
from among a bunch of old letters in Russian that I have been reading that
my great-great-grandfather, Naftali Binder, attended the
government-sponsored rabbinical school in Russia, in Zhitomir, which was
open between 1845 and 1885, and which served as a teacher's college for 10
years as well. It was closed down in 1885.

Does anyone know if it is possible to find any records >from that
non-traditional (government-sponsored and initiated by maskilim) school
where he must have been in the 1860s?? I was thinking that the records may
have disappeared since it was only in existence for 40 years and closed down
almost 130 years ago.

Thanks,
David Goldman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Welcome to Ukraine SIG! It is best if you sign your notes with a location.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary #ukraine

David Goldman
 

Greetings. I have just joined the SIG.
from among a bunch of old letters in Russian that I have been reading that
my great-great-grandfather, Naftali Binder, attended the
government-sponsored rabbinical school in Russia, in Zhitomir, which was
open between 1845 and 1885, and which served as a teacher's college for 10
years as well. It was closed down in 1885.

Does anyone know if it is possible to find any records >from that
non-traditional (government-sponsored and initiated by maskilim) school
where he must have been in the 1860s?? I was thinking that the records may
have disappeared since it was only in existence for 40 years and closed down
almost 130 years ago.

Thanks,
David Goldman

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Welcome to Ukraine SIG! It is best if you sign your notes with a location.

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