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Josh Taylor Appointed President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Effective February 1, 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society board of trustees
announced today that D. Joshua Taylor, the prominent genealogist, author,
and lecturer, has been appointed President of the New York Genealogical and
Biographical Society, effective February 1, 2016. He succeeds McKelden
Smith, who is retiring after serving as its highly-regarded President of
seven years.

Josh is currently the president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
(FGS). Previously he was with Findmypast. Josh has spoken at many IAJGS
conferences. As president of FGS Josh serves on the Records Preservation
and Access Committee of which IAJGS is a sponsoring member along with the
FGS and NGS. You may recognize Josh as one of the genealogists >from the TV
program Genealogy Roadshow

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


San Diego JGS Ellis Island Talk Jan. 10th #general

Joel Weintraub
 

You are invited to the next meeting of the San Diego JGS on Jan. 10th at
1:00 pm at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA. The
meeting will be in the JCC Senior Activity Room. The topic will be :

"Manifest Destiny": Names at Ellis Island

About 70% of immigrants to the U.S. during 1892 through 1924 came through
the Ellis Island immigration station. The island's history including the
Wall of Honor, and the changing questions on ship manifest forms will be
shown. The pressures of the "Great Migration" eventually led to immigration
quotas. The persistent myth of name changes at Ellis Island will be
analyzed. Twenty percent of processed immigrants ended up on detention
sheets, and we will find out where those can be found. Finally, we will
introduce four (4!) of the ship name indexes. After this talk the audience
should have a clear idea of the process the immigrants went through, and a
greater appreciation of the manifest as a genealogy research tool. Be
prepared to try to successfully negotiate the "Island of Tears" and avoid
deportation by Joel! Original material will be displayed.

Joel, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Professor at California State
University Fullerton. He volunteered for nine years at the National Archives
and Records Administration. Joel created search tools for the U.S. and New
York City censuses that are freely available on the Steve Morse "One-Step"
website. He and Steve are currently developing locational tools for the 2022
release of the 1950 federal census. Joel has written and talked on NYC and
Federal census research, immigration and naturalization, Ellis Island,
biographical research, and Jewish genealogy topics.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@cox.net
https://sites.google.com/site/census1950/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Josh Taylor Appointed President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Effective February 1, 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society board of trustees
announced today that D. Joshua Taylor, the prominent genealogist, author,
and lecturer, has been appointed President of the New York Genealogical and
Biographical Society, effective February 1, 2016. He succeeds McKelden
Smith, who is retiring after serving as its highly-regarded President of
seven years.

Josh is currently the president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
(FGS). Previously he was with Findmypast. Josh has spoken at many IAJGS
conferences. As president of FGS Josh serves on the Records Preservation
and Access Committee of which IAJGS is a sponsoring member along with the
FGS and NGS. You may recognize Josh as one of the genealogists >from the TV
program Genealogy Roadshow

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Diego JGS Ellis Island Talk Jan. 10th #general

Joel Weintraub
 

You are invited to the next meeting of the San Diego JGS on Jan. 10th at
1:00 pm at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA. The
meeting will be in the JCC Senior Activity Room. The topic will be :

"Manifest Destiny": Names at Ellis Island

About 70% of immigrants to the U.S. during 1892 through 1924 came through
the Ellis Island immigration station. The island's history including the
Wall of Honor, and the changing questions on ship manifest forms will be
shown. The pressures of the "Great Migration" eventually led to immigration
quotas. The persistent myth of name changes at Ellis Island will be
analyzed. Twenty percent of processed immigrants ended up on detention
sheets, and we will find out where those can be found. Finally, we will
introduce four (4!) of the ship name indexes. After this talk the audience
should have a clear idea of the process the immigrants went through, and a
greater appreciation of the manifest as a genealogy research tool. Be
prepared to try to successfully negotiate the "Island of Tears" and avoid
deportation by Joel! Original material will be displayed.

Joel, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Professor at California State
University Fullerton. He volunteered for nine years at the National Archives
and Records Administration. Joel created search tools for the U.S. and New
York City censuses that are freely available on the Steve Morse "One-Step"
website. He and Steve are currently developing locational tools for the 2022
release of the 1950 federal census. Joel has written and talked on NYC and
Federal census research, immigration and naturalization, Ellis Island,
biographical research, and Jewish genealogy topics.

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@cox.net
https://sites.google.com/site/census1950/


(US-NYC) New York Public Library Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Public Library announced that out-of-copyright materials
in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution
downloads -- no permission to use them is needed. More than 180,000
digitized items were released and represents a simplification and
enhancement of the digital access materials.

Both online users of the NYPL Digital Collections and more technically
proficient users can benefit. See the website for more information.
The NYPL is also accepting applications for their residency program on
Library digitization and innovation To learn more about the collection
see:
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/01/05/share-public-domain-collections#

See http://nypl.org/publicdomain for information about the materials
related to the public domain update and links to all of the projects
demonstrating creative reuse of public domain materials.

Many of us have roots in New York and will find the collections of
interest for historical and personal reasons, such as Berenice
Abbott's documentation of the 1930's New York. See:
http://tinyurl.com/h8l7nbe
Original url:
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/changing-new-york#/?tab=about&scroll=25

For genealogists one of the collections of interest is Lewis Hine's
photographs of Ellis Island Immigrants and social conditions in the early
20th century America: See: http://tinyurl.com/jlzcnqe
Original url:
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/b039b670-c608-012f-8f64-58d385a7bc34#/?tabout

Thank you to Nancy Biederman for alerting us to this new free resource.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-NYC) New York Public Library Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Public Library announced that out-of-copyright materials
in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution
downloads -- no permission to use them is needed. More than 180,000
digitized items were released and represents a simplification and
enhancement of the digital access materials.

Both online users of the NYPL Digital Collections and more technically
proficient users can benefit. See the website for more information.
The NYPL is also accepting applications for their residency program on
Library digitization and innovation To learn more about the collection
see:
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/01/05/share-public-domain-collections#

See http://nypl.org/publicdomain for information about the materials
related to the public domain update and links to all of the projects
demonstrating creative reuse of public domain materials.

Many of us have roots in New York and will find the collections of
interest for historical and personal reasons, such as Berenice
Abbott's documentation of the 1930's New York. See:
http://tinyurl.com/h8l7nbe
Original url:
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/changing-new-york#/?tab=about&scroll=25

For genealogists one of the collections of interest is Lewis Hine's
photographs of Ellis Island Immigrants and social conditions in the early
20th century America: See: http://tinyurl.com/jlzcnqe
Original url:
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/b039b670-c608-012f-8f64-58d385a7bc34#/?tabout

Thank you to Nancy Biederman for alerting us to this new free resource.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


BASNORATO-in search of ship manifest #general

Ann Linder
 

A friend's grandparents whom she knows nothing at all about were
Nellie and Jacob BASNORATO. I find them & their children (Louis,Lena,
Rosa,Morris, Dora Legam et al) in the 1900 census. Jacob gives his
DOB as 1835 >from Austria/Russia. I have no documentation other than
the census. A search on JGFF family finder does not yield any close
results. A search on JRI's dB yields nothing. What I would like to
find is a a ship manifest >from 1894 but have not been able to locate
it. I somehow suspect that their name may have been other than
BASNORATO. Or perhaps their surname is Sephardic. (My friend is
Ashkenazi.) Any ideas as to how I can locate their journey to USA and
utlimately to Connecticut. Thanks in advance.

Ann Linder


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen BASNORATO-in search of ship manifest #general

Ann Linder
 

A friend's grandparents whom she knows nothing at all about were
Nellie and Jacob BASNORATO. I find them & their children (Louis,Lena,
Rosa,Morris, Dora Legam et al) in the 1900 census. Jacob gives his
DOB as 1835 >from Austria/Russia. I have no documentation other than
the census. A search on JGFF family finder does not yield any close
results. A search on JRI's dB yields nothing. What I would like to
find is a a ship manifest >from 1894 but have not been able to locate
it. I somehow suspect that their name may have been other than
BASNORATO. Or perhaps their surname is Sephardic. (My friend is
Ashkenazi.) Any ideas as to how I can locate their journey to USA and
utlimately to Connecticut. Thanks in advance.

Ann Linder


Translation from Russian - Birth record #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everyone
I found a document that looks like a birth record of my relatives died
in the Holocaust, and I am looking for information about it for a long
time.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvSlBrWjk3aW9lUTQ/view?usp=sharing
[or http://tinyurl.com/z4qvczo --Mod.]

Thanks in advance to those who volunteer to translate for me, or at
least translate the important details.
David Nesher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation from Russian - Birth record #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everyone
I found a document that looks like a birth record of my relatives died
in the Holocaust, and I am looking for information about it for a long
time.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvSlBrWjk3aW9lUTQ/view?usp=sharing
[or http://tinyurl.com/z4qvczo --Mod.]

Thanks in advance to those who volunteer to translate for me, or at
least translate the important details.
David Nesher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


A postcard Yiddish translation #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everybody
I have written back image in Yiddish, I was happy to get his complete
translation.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvVktYYlZ2c21rUEE/view?usp=sharing
[or http://tinyurl.com/zgyey5e --Mod.]

Thank you for your pains
David Nesher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A postcard Yiddish translation #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everybody
I have written back image in Yiddish, I was happy to get his complete
translation.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvVktYYlZ2c21rUEE/view?usp=sharing
[or http://tinyurl.com/zgyey5e --Mod.]

Thank you for your pains
David Nesher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Help deciphering the manifest of Moses KUSMANN #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi genners.

I believe the entry for Moses Kusmann on line 37 of the 1887 manifest
posted below could be my great-grandfather Morris Cushman.

http://postimg.org/image/4ut4rzhdr/

The problem is deciphering the name of the town at far right. The same
word is repeated three times below Moses' entry and appears to be
something like Schadowa or Schowoda? The only clue I have is that on
Morris' son's naturalization papers he says he was >from Odessa.

Can anyone help? The JewishGen townfinder suggests Zhadova, but that's
nowhere near Odessa. It's also possible that Moses Kusmann is not Morris
Cushman, but any insights appreciated.
Thanks.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

MODEERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help deciphering the manifest of Moses KUSMANN #general

Jennifer Mendelsohn <jennifer@...>
 

Hi genners.

I believe the entry for Moses Kusmann on line 37 of the 1887 manifest
posted below could be my great-grandfather Morris Cushman.

http://postimg.org/image/4ut4rzhdr/

The problem is deciphering the name of the town at far right. The same
word is repeated three times below Moses' entry and appears to be
something like Schadowa or Schowoda? The only clue I have is that on
Morris' son's naturalization papers he says he was >from Odessa.

Can anyone help? The JewishGen townfinder suggests Zhadova, but that's
nowhere near Odessa. It's also possible that Moses Kusmann is not Morris
Cushman, but any insights appreciated.
Thanks.
Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

MODEERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Translation postcard unidentified language -- German? #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everyone
I have written back the picture in the Latin alphabet, the language is
not recognized. It looks like a combination of Yiddish and other
languages. Can anyone help me in deciphering?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvNG1JajE1T0UxMEk/view?usp=sharing
[or http://tinyurl.com/z8rnlw4 --Mod.]

Thanks in advance
David Nesher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Translation postcard unidentified language -- German? #general

דוד נ.א.
 

Hello everyone
I have written back the picture in the Latin alphabet, the language is
not recognized. It looks like a combination of Yiddish and other
languages. Can anyone help me in deciphering?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7NNvg_FNDyvNG1JajE1T0UxMEk/view?usp=sharing
[or http://tinyurl.com/z8rnlw4 --Mod.]

Thanks in advance
David Nesher

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Need Clear Article on So-called Name Changes at Ellis Island #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear All:
I have a print-out of the Smithsonian article "Ellis Island Isn't to Blame
for Your Family's Name Change," however, I'm looking for more. Can anyone
offer recommendations? Thanks.
Carol Raspler
Delray Beach FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need Clear Article on So-called Name Changes at Ellis Island #general

Carol Raspler
 

Dear All:
I have a print-out of the Smithsonian article "Ellis Island Isn't to Blame
for Your Family's Name Change," however, I'm looking for more. Can anyone
offer recommendations? Thanks.
Carol Raspler
Delray Beach FL


Re: Female doctors Poland 1800s #general

Nicole Heymans <Nicole.Heymans@...>
 

At 08:04 6/01/2016, Rosalind Romem wrote:

Does anyone know where a nice Jewish girl could study medicine in Poland in
about 1868-1875.
.
She might have studied either med or midwifery in Schwerin an der Warthe so
maybe there would be German records.
I don't know about Prussia, but female students
were not allowed in Polish universities in the
19th century. In fact according to Eliane Gubin
and Valerie Piette in "Emma, Louise, Marie...",
the first female teaching assistant at Universite
Libre de Bruxelles was a Ukrainian who had lived
in Poland and had come to Brussels in the 1890s,
where female students were accepted since 1880, to
take a degree in medecine.

Happy hunting,

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Female doctors Poland 1800s #general

Nicole Heymans <Nicole.Heymans@...>
 

At 08:04 6/01/2016, Rosalind Romem wrote:

Does anyone know where a nice Jewish girl could study medicine in Poland in
about 1868-1875.
.
She might have studied either med or midwifery in Schwerin an der Warthe so
maybe there would be German records.
I don't know about Prussia, but female students
were not allowed in Polish universities in the
19th century. In fact according to Eliane Gubin
and Valerie Piette in "Emma, Louise, Marie...",
the first female teaching assistant at Universite
Libre de Bruxelles was a Ukrainian who had lived
in Poland and had come to Brussels in the 1890s,
where female students were accepted since 1880, to
take a degree in medecine.

Happy hunting,

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

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