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Historic Newspapers Online #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Just for your information - you may find some new resources here.

http://genealogy.about.com/od/newspapers/tp/newspapers_online.htm
[or http://tinyurl.com/79fe97t - MODERATOR]

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Historic Newspapers Online #general

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Just for your information - you may find some new resources here.

http://genealogy.about.com/od/newspapers/tp/newspapers_online.htm
[or http://tinyurl.com/79fe97t - MODERATOR]

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
http://genealogy.org.il
http:/facebook.com/israelgenealogy


Viewmate Translation German requested #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

I have posted 2 pages (front and back) of a letter that my uncle Heinz Mordechai
GLASER wrote to my father, Kurt. Heinz was at Kibbutz Ain Charod, having arrived
earlier with Youth Aliya >from Austria. My father was in Lausanne, finishing his medical
degree.

I would appreciate a translation of both pages.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44253

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44254

Thanks in advance

Rick Glaser
Owings Mills MD


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viewmate Translation German requested #austria-czech

rickglaser@...
 

I have posted 2 pages (front and back) of a letter that my uncle Heinz Mordechai
GLASER wrote to my father, Kurt. Heinz was at Kibbutz Ain Charod, having arrived
earlier with Youth Aliya >from Austria. My father was in Lausanne, finishing his medical
degree.

I would appreciate a translation of both pages.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44253

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM44254

Thanks in advance

Rick Glaser
Owings Mills MD


Yahad-in Unum UN exhibit photos #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

Photos of the opening of the exhibit this past Monday can be seen on Yahad-In Unum
Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/yahadinunum/?pnref=story



Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yahad-in Unum UN exhibit photos #austria-czech

Tony Hausner
 

Photos of the opening of the exhibit this past Monday can be seen on Yahad-In Unum
Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/yahadinunum/?pnref=story



Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


February Meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The next meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society is planned
for Wednesday,Feb. 24,>from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Elmer L. Andersen Library,
room 120, University of Minnesota.

All members of the Jewish Community and/or those interested in Jewish
Genealogy are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend the meeting,
although we welcome all new members at a nominal annual fee of $25.

Kate Dietrick, Director of the Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, will
be our speaker. She will discuss the Archives as a resource for Jewish
Genealogy.

For more information, contact Walter Elias at wselias@msn.com or (952)
546-8677.

Walter Elias


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen February Meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society #general

WALTER ELIAS
 

The next meeting of the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society is planned
for Wednesday,Feb. 24,>from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Elmer L. Andersen Library,
room 120, University of Minnesota.

All members of the Jewish Community and/or those interested in Jewish
Genealogy are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend the meeting,
although we welcome all new members at a nominal annual fee of $25.

Kate Dietrick, Director of the Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, will
be our speaker. She will discuss the Archives as a resource for Jewish
Genealogy.

For more information, contact Walter Elias at wselias@msn.com or (952)
546-8677.

Walter Elias


Ancestry and TLC Partner to Produce TV Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new docu-series will air starting March 6 [in the U.S.), "Long Lost
Family", an eight-episode series featuring people who have suffered a
lifetime of separation and are longing to be reunited with their birth
parents and biological families or find children they placed for adoption
years ago. It will air on The Learning Channel (TLC). It is best to look
at your local cable listing to find your local station.

The hosts are both adoptees, Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner who follow the
stories of families trying to find their biological families. The
investigation will use records and DNA technology to search for answers.

Ancestry offers DNA testing as one of their products.

To see a video snippet go to:
https://discovery.app.box.com/s/m0c7czok0v68vy6b4hw9bdvcct7nm3pq
[or http://tinyurl.com/h76ys8z - MODERATOR]

To read more see the Wrap:
http://www.thewrap.com/long-lost-family-tlc-chris-jacobs-lisa-joyner/
[or http://tinyurl.com/zfnjcuw - MODERATOR]

The series will be produced by Shed Media, the same firm that produces
"Who Do You Think You Are" in the US which is also partnered with Ancestry.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and this is being posted solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry and TLC Partner to Produce TV Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new docu-series will air starting March 6 [in the U.S.), "Long Lost
Family", an eight-episode series featuring people who have suffered a
lifetime of separation and are longing to be reunited with their birth
parents and biological families or find children they placed for adoption
years ago. It will air on The Learning Channel (TLC). It is best to look
at your local cable listing to find your local station.

The hosts are both adoptees, Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner who follow the
stories of families trying to find their biological families. The
investigation will use records and DNA technology to search for answers.

Ancestry offers DNA testing as one of their products.

To see a video snippet go to:
https://discovery.app.box.com/s/m0c7czok0v68vy6b4hw9bdvcct7nm3pq
[or http://tinyurl.com/h76ys8z - MODERATOR]

To read more see the Wrap:
http://www.thewrap.com/long-lost-family-tlc-chris-jacobs-lisa-joyner/
[or http://tinyurl.com/zfnjcuw - MODERATOR]

The series will be produced by Shed Media, the same firm that produces
"Who Do You Think You Are" in the US which is also partnered with Ancestry.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and this is being posted solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Archival researcher in Warsaw #general

McCurdie
 

I would like recommendations of an experienced researcher in Warsaw and
surrounding areas to help me locate some family records.

Please respond privately to
barmel@bigpond.net.au.

Thank you

Melissa McCurdie
Sydney, Australia

Searching: RUBIN, AUGUSTOWSKY Warsaw Poland, MILCENZON, SAGALOWICH
GORFINKEL Stolpce Poland (now Belarus), KREIN KRELL Daugavpils Riga
Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archival researcher in Warsaw #general

McCurdie
 

I would like recommendations of an experienced researcher in Warsaw and
surrounding areas to help me locate some family records.

Please respond privately to
barmel@bigpond.net.au.

Thank you

Melissa McCurdie
Sydney, Australia

Searching: RUBIN, AUGUSTOWSKY Warsaw Poland, MILCENZON, SAGALOWICH
GORFINKEL Stolpce Poland (now Belarus), KREIN KRELL Daugavpils Riga
Latvia


Re: Seeking my Great GU's naturalization papers #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

As the original poster, I'm happy to report that I successfully located
the naturalization record I was seeking, thanks to some excellent advice
from Phyllis Kramer. The key was to keep hammering away at name
variations using wildcard searches.

Just when I thought I had exhausted all name variations, I found a 1940
U.S. census record, a 1917 New York City marriage record and a World War
II draft registration card for Max OBOCK. I also found entries in the
Social Security Death Index and the Eastern District NY naturalization
index for Max OBACH. The dead giveaway was the names of Max's parents
in the NYC marriage record, which matched the names of my
great-grandfather's parents. Max Obach/Obock and my great-grandfather,
Sam AUERBACH, were clearly brothers.

Eastern District NY naturalization records aren't available on line.
However, armed with the information supplied by ItalianGen's
Naturalizations Records Search
<http://italiangen.org/records-search/naturalizations.php> , including
the volume and petition numbers, it was easy to order a copy of Max's
naturalization record >from NARA in New York using their online ordering
system:

https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov
[or http://tinyurl.com/2slr6f - MODERATOR]

The cost was only $10, which is quite reasonable, especially when
compared to the cost of obtaining copies of other documents, like SS-5s.

I'll also be ordering a copy of the NYC marriage record >from Municipal
Archives.

Persistence, coupled with some good advice, paid off!

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking my Great GU's naturalization papers #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

As the original poster, I'm happy to report that I successfully located
the naturalization record I was seeking, thanks to some excellent advice
from Phyllis Kramer. The key was to keep hammering away at name
variations using wildcard searches.

Just when I thought I had exhausted all name variations, I found a 1940
U.S. census record, a 1917 New York City marriage record and a World War
II draft registration card for Max OBOCK. I also found entries in the
Social Security Death Index and the Eastern District NY naturalization
index for Max OBACH. The dead giveaway was the names of Max's parents
in the NYC marriage record, which matched the names of my
great-grandfather's parents. Max Obach/Obock and my great-grandfather,
Sam AUERBACH, were clearly brothers.

Eastern District NY naturalization records aren't available on line.
However, armed with the information supplied by ItalianGen's
Naturalizations Records Search
<http://italiangen.org/records-search/naturalizations.php> , including
the volume and petition numbers, it was easy to order a copy of Max's
naturalization record >from NARA in New York using their online ordering
system:

https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov
[or http://tinyurl.com/2slr6f - MODERATOR]

The cost was only $10, which is quite reasonable, especially when
compared to the cost of obtaining copies of other documents, like SS-5s.

I'll also be ordering a copy of the NYC marriage record >from Municipal
Archives.

Persistence, coupled with some good advice, paid off!

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, MA


Bernie Sanders's Galician town #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

"Sanders ancestral town in Poland kvells over his Iowa performance"
http://www.timesofisrael.com/sanders-ancestral-town-in-poland-kvells-over-his-iowa-performance/
or http://tinyurl.com/slopnicekvells

Photos of a Sanders family "roots trip" are on the town's website:
http://www.slopnice.pl/pl/10270/119302/SENATOR_STANOW_ZJEDNOCZONYCH_Z_WIZYTA_W_SLOPNICACH.html
or http://tinyurl.com/slopnice

Slopnice is a once Galician town about 20 miles >from Nowy Sacz, Poland.
(Actually, there were two adjoining villages -- Slopnice Krolewskie and
Slopnice Szlacheckie, both in the Limanowa administrative district --
but they appear to now be one. See Gesher Galicia's Galician Town
Locator -- http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/.)

Bernie Sanders's father, Elias, emigrated >from Slopnice in 1921, as
Eliasz GITMAN. He left behind his mother Jetti GUTMAN and joined her
brother Abraham Louis HORN in Brooklyn.

Bernie's parents, Elias and Dorothy, are both buried at Mount Lebanon
Cemetery in Queens, New York
(http://www.mountlebanoncemetery.com/search/), on the grounds of
the First New Sandez Society, a Nowy Sacz landsmanshaft. According to
his New York Times death notice (19 Sept. 1942), Abraham L. Horn --
Elias's uncle -- was ex-President and Director of Cemeteries of that
society and had served it for 36 years.

Recent discussion of the Sanders family's origin on Facebook and
elsewhere demonstrates how ancestral records can deceive us. Many
who looked up Elias Sanders's arrival record and naturalization saw
entries that said Stopnica -- a larger town that's near Kielce and was
not in Galicia -- and understandably assumed that was the correct town.
Possibly clerks who make these entries had misread the "Polish L" in
Slopnice -- an L with a diagonal line through it, which can resemble a T.

Other family records -- in particular, Abraham Horn's 1908 passport
application -- confirm that the family town was Slopnice.

Researchers will also be pondering another issue -- why Elias Sanders
entered the U.S. as Eliasz Gitman. Abraham Horn's U.S. records list
his mother's maiden name as "GOODMAN." Possibly the name on the
manifest reflects a common issue for Galician Jews: religious marriages
that were not recognized by the civil authorities.

Note: This message is not a statement of political support, just a
report on a Galitzianer family in the news and research lessons
learned >from its records.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bernie Sanders's Galician town #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

"Sanders ancestral town in Poland kvells over his Iowa performance"
http://www.timesofisrael.com/sanders-ancestral-town-in-poland-kvells-over-his-iowa-performance/
or http://tinyurl.com/slopnicekvells

Photos of a Sanders family "roots trip" are on the town's website:
http://www.slopnice.pl/pl/10270/119302/SENATOR_STANOW_ZJEDNOCZONYCH_Z_WIZYTA_W_SLOPNICACH.html
or http://tinyurl.com/slopnice

Slopnice is a once Galician town about 20 miles >from Nowy Sacz, Poland.
(Actually, there were two adjoining villages -- Slopnice Krolewskie and
Slopnice Szlacheckie, both in the Limanowa administrative district --
but they appear to now be one. See Gesher Galicia's Galician Town
Locator -- http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/.)

Bernie Sanders's father, Elias, emigrated >from Slopnice in 1921, as
Eliasz GITMAN. He left behind his mother Jetti GUTMAN and joined her
brother Abraham Louis HORN in Brooklyn.

Bernie's parents, Elias and Dorothy, are both buried at Mount Lebanon
Cemetery in Queens, New York
(http://www.mountlebanoncemetery.com/search/), on the grounds of
the First New Sandez Society, a Nowy Sacz landsmanshaft. According to
his New York Times death notice (19 Sept. 1942), Abraham L. Horn --
Elias's uncle -- was ex-President and Director of Cemeteries of that
society and had served it for 36 years.

Recent discussion of the Sanders family's origin on Facebook and
elsewhere demonstrates how ancestral records can deceive us. Many
who looked up Elias Sanders's arrival record and naturalization saw
entries that said Stopnica -- a larger town that's near Kielce and was
not in Galicia -- and understandably assumed that was the correct town.
Possibly clerks who make these entries had misread the "Polish L" in
Slopnice -- an L with a diagonal line through it, which can resemble a T.

Other family records -- in particular, Abraham Horn's 1908 passport
application -- confirm that the family town was Slopnice.

Researchers will also be pondering another issue -- why Elias Sanders
entered the U.S. as Eliasz Gitman. Abraham Horn's U.S. records list
his mother's maiden name as "GOODMAN." Possibly the name on the
manifest reflects a common issue for Galician Jews: religious marriages
that were not recognized by the civil authorities.

Note: This message is not a statement of political support, just a
report on a Galitzianer family in the news and research lessons
learned >from its records.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@gmail.com


Post-1895 Records #hungary

voblath@...
 

Hi Andras,

I am hoping you can clarify something for me: You state "post-1895". I'm
reading that as 1896 and forward. Is that correct?

The reason I ask is that I am very interested in similar data for
Szombathely for the entire year of 1895 (It would be wonderful to locate
Szombathely data prior to 1895, but I have had no luck.). The Family Search
database only has Szombathely birth, marriage and death information for
October 1895 forward. If anyone else on this email has experienced similar
obstacles---or advise me of a different approach---I'd appreciate your
input/direction.

Thank you.
Valerie Oblath

Moderator: PLEASE include a substantive subject line in all messages and strip out
all text that is irrelevant to your inquiry. This will increase the chances that
others will notice, read, and respond to your post. Hungary began civil registration
in October 1895. Post-1895 generally refers to the civil records created after that date.

-----Original Message----

H-SIG Digest for Monday, February 01, 2016.

1. MACSE databases

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: MACSE databases
From: smartlines@smartlines.hu
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:02:16 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

This is to inform fellow H-Siggers that major additions have been made to
the databases of the Society for Hungarian Family Research (MACSE). Access
to the post-1895 Birth, Death and Marriage registers is free for MACSE
members. Basic instructions in English are also available for those who wish
to research their Hungarian ancestry.

<snip>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Post-1895 Records #hungary

voblath@...
 

Hi Andras,

I am hoping you can clarify something for me: You state "post-1895". I'm
reading that as 1896 and forward. Is that correct?

The reason I ask is that I am very interested in similar data for
Szombathely for the entire year of 1895 (It would be wonderful to locate
Szombathely data prior to 1895, but I have had no luck.). The Family Search
database only has Szombathely birth, marriage and death information for
October 1895 forward. If anyone else on this email has experienced similar
obstacles---or advise me of a different approach---I'd appreciate your
input/direction.

Thank you.
Valerie Oblath

Moderator: PLEASE include a substantive subject line in all messages and strip out
all text that is irrelevant to your inquiry. This will increase the chances that
others will notice, read, and respond to your post. Hungary began civil registration
in October 1895. Post-1895 generally refers to the civil records created after that date.

-----Original Message----

H-SIG Digest for Monday, February 01, 2016.

1. MACSE databases

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: MACSE databases
From: smartlines@smartlines.hu
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:02:16 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

This is to inform fellow H-Siggers that major additions have been made to
the databases of the Society for Hungarian Family Research (MACSE). Access
to the post-1895 Birth, Death and Marriage registers is free for MACSE
members. Basic instructions in English are also available for those who wish
to research their Hungarian ancestry.

<snip>


Cooper -- Krupa #romania

Jack Miller <jmiller@...>
 

I am trying to track information on my grandfather Asher Cooper age 16,
who shows on the passenger manifest of the Konigin Luise as arriving in
New York >from Bremen under the name Usher Krupa, in June 1898 along with
we think his father Jan Krupa, with nationality shown as Roumanian, with
last residence shown as Herce. The name became Cooper in all the New York
and later Montreal. Any information would be appreciated. I've had no luck
so far, probably not helped by Herce changing countries with great
frequency.

Many thanks



Dr. Jack M.Miller
St. Catharines, ON,


Romania SIG #Romania Cooper -- Krupa #romania

Jack Miller <jmiller@...>
 

I am trying to track information on my grandfather Asher Cooper age 16,
who shows on the passenger manifest of the Konigin Luise as arriving in
New York >from Bremen under the name Usher Krupa, in June 1898 along with
we think his father Jan Krupa, with nationality shown as Roumanian, with
last residence shown as Herce. The name became Cooper in all the New York
and later Montreal. Any information would be appreciated. I've had no luck
so far, probably not helped by Herce changing countries with great
frequency.

Many thanks



Dr. Jack M.Miller
St. Catharines, ON,

80601 - 80620 of 662058