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Re: Hamburg Shipping Line vessels #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Dear Genners:

Annette sought her relative Chaim FEIGELMANN who left >from Hamburg in
January 1899 age 30. She knew he was in New York City for the 1900
20 census. She asked if anyone could find Chaim arriving in NYC.

But there were so many other possible ports of entry to America.

I believe I found Chaim leaving England as Chaim VOGELMAN (not too
far-fetched since Vogel and Feigl both mean "bird") transcribed
on the out-going manifest as Oogelman and entering Canada at St
John, New Brunswick in March 1899, headed to New York City.

The name was further mangled so that it appears on the incoming manifest
in Canada as BOGILMAN.

Name: Chiam Bogilman
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1869
Date of Arrival: 6 Mar 1899
Vessel: Lake Ontario
Search Ship Database: Search for the Lake Ontario in the 'Passenger
Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hamburg Shipping Line vessels #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Dear Genners:

Annette sought her relative Chaim FEIGELMANN who left >from Hamburg in
January 1899 age 30. She knew he was in New York City for the 1900
20 census. She asked if anyone could find Chaim arriving in NYC.

But there were so many other possible ports of entry to America.

I believe I found Chaim leaving England as Chaim VOGELMAN (not too
far-fetched since Vogel and Feigl both mean "bird") transcribed
on the out-going manifest as Oogelman and entering Canada at St
John, New Brunswick in March 1899, headed to New York City.

The name was further mangled so that it appears on the incoming manifest
in Canada as BOGILMAN.

Name: Chiam Bogilman
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1869
Date of Arrival: 6 Mar 1899
Vessel: Lake Ontario
Search Ship Database: Search for the Lake Ontario in the 'Passenger
Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: St John, New Brunswick, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Barbara Zimmer
Norfolk VA

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Re: Certificate of Arrival Manifest Numbers #general

Joel Weintraub
 

There has been a recent thread about Certificate of Arrivals and the
Certificate number on the ship manifest. In 1906 the U.S. changed their
naturalization laws and required naturalization applicants to prove legal
entry into the United States. To do that, ship records were searched and
Certificate of Arrivals were issued to document the process.

To avoid fraud on the part of the clerks doing the lookups, starting in
1926 notations were added to the ship manifest showing that a
Certificate was issued (or that a search had occurred and a
certificate was denied) on the name line of the applicant.

Thus if your ancestor became a citizen before 1926, it is
unlikely the ship manifest will show that a Certificate was issued.
JewishGen has an InfoFile on "A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List
Annotations" by Marian Smith that should help interpret this, and other
manifest notations.

To document my research that much destruction of the manifests occurred >from
about 1940 (when the Alien Registration act was started and record numbers
of immigrants started the naturalization process leading to increased stress
on the manifest pages) to 1943-1944 (when the manifests were photographed
where the fragile pages had to be removed >from their bindings to be
photographed), I looked at the Certificate of Arrival information shown on
manifest scans (manifests were destroyed in 1948) >from the ships Sicilia
(1907) and Grosser Kurfurst (1908) (my great grandfather and my
grandmother's ships).

I found that Certificate type numbers could be seen on the lines, but
the first ones that showed any date of the process started in 1933.
Let me emphasize that. Notations often have the date that the
search was done, but that only appeared on notations starting in 1933.

As an aside, to show the pressure on the manifests (and thus possible
destruction of the pages), here are the total Certificate numbers I found
from the two ships versus the year shown after the Certificate number:
1933:3, 1934:8, 1935:14, 1936:19, 1937:13, 1938:17, 1939:22, 1940:42,
1941:39, 1942:12, 1943:6, also showing the impact of the start of World War
II on the immigrant population of the U.S.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Certificate of Arrival Manifest Numbers #general

Joel Weintraub
 

There has been a recent thread about Certificate of Arrivals and the
Certificate number on the ship manifest. In 1906 the U.S. changed their
naturalization laws and required naturalization applicants to prove legal
entry into the United States. To do that, ship records were searched and
Certificate of Arrivals were issued to document the process.

To avoid fraud on the part of the clerks doing the lookups, starting in
1926 notations were added to the ship manifest showing that a
Certificate was issued (or that a search had occurred and a
certificate was denied) on the name line of the applicant.

Thus if your ancestor became a citizen before 1926, it is
unlikely the ship manifest will show that a Certificate was issued.
JewishGen has an InfoFile on "A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List
Annotations" by Marian Smith that should help interpret this, and other
manifest notations.

To document my research that much destruction of the manifests occurred >from
about 1940 (when the Alien Registration act was started and record numbers
of immigrants started the naturalization process leading to increased stress
on the manifest pages) to 1943-1944 (when the manifests were photographed
where the fragile pages had to be removed >from their bindings to be
photographed), I looked at the Certificate of Arrival information shown on
manifest scans (manifests were destroyed in 1948) >from the ships Sicilia
(1907) and Grosser Kurfurst (1908) (my great grandfather and my
grandmother's ships).

I found that Certificate type numbers could be seen on the lines, but
the first ones that showed any date of the process started in 1933.
Let me emphasize that. Notations often have the date that the
search was done, but that only appeared on notations starting in 1933.

As an aside, to show the pressure on the manifests (and thus possible
destruction of the pages), here are the total Certificate numbers I found
from the two ships versus the year shown after the Certificate number:
1933:3, 1934:8, 1935:14, 1936:19, 1937:13, 1938:17, 1939:22, 1940:42,
1941:39, 1942:12, 1943:6, also showing the impact of the start of World War
II on the immigrant population of the U.S.

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


"Czerszcza", Poland? #general

Eli Brauner
 

Friends,

I have recently found that my ancestor >from Lwow arrived there in 1802
from Czerszcza.
I can't locate the place. Is it Choroszcz, Poland?

Please help.

Eli Brauner
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Czerszcza", Poland? #general

Eli Brauner
 

Friends,

I have recently found that my ancestor >from Lwow arrived there in 1802
from Czerszcza.
I can't locate the place. Is it Choroszcz, Poland?

Please help.

Eli Brauner
Israel


Latest JGS Long Island You Tube Video - Hebrew Naming and How to Read Hebrew Headstones #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "How to Read a Hebrew Headstone."

Hebrew headstones provide arguably Jewish genealogy's most important
advantage, patronymic names. This video will help you find this valuable
information, whether you can read Hebrew or not. With all the difficulties
we have with Jewish genealogical research; name changes, country and town
name changes, missing or destroyed records, using patronymics is an
advantage we should all be using.

You can access all 16 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed
or >from our website http://jgsli.org/

If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latest JGS Long Island You Tube Video - Hebrew Naming and How to Read Hebrew Headstones #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "How to Read a Hebrew Headstone."

Hebrew headstones provide arguably Jewish genealogy's most important
advantage, patronymic names. This video will help you find this valuable
information, whether you can read Hebrew or not. With all the difficulties
we have with Jewish genealogical research; name changes, country and town
name changes, missing or destroyed records, using patronymics is an
advantage we should all be using.

You can access all 16 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed
or >from our website http://jgsli.org/

If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of March, 2016 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of March 2016 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Update the list of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova. We have
now 32 cemeteries indexed and/or photographed >from total of 73. See all the
details, with links to Cemetery reports, and lists of Unknown Graves.

-- Rashkov Jewish Cemetery - Phase 1 of photographing and indexing was done.
45 records with 43 photographs are sent to JewishGen /JOWBR. Also there are
3 photos of unknown graves. The next phase with probably include 500+ graves
in spring/summer of this year. Please see the overview, maps, photos, access
to 3 photos of Unknown graves and more at Rashkov Cemetery Report.

-- Dombroveni Jewish Cemetery. There are only several remaining graves at
the cemetery and only >from one memorial we could read the name. Also one
person provided 3 other names of Jews who were buried in that cemetery.
Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Dombroveni Cemetery
Report.

Bessarabia Databases. Updates:
Revision List Project update: our Revision Team have finished a number of
sets of records, and they will be available at the JewishGen Upload sometime
in May-June of this year. If anyone wants to get a full set of a records
for a town, that is possible with a donation of $100 to Bessarabia SIG
General fund. There are new sets of records found among revision records:
petitions, certificates, guarantor letters, etc. I will write a special
message about it.

Travel to Bessarabia. New addition:
Vanished World, blog published by Christian Herrmann at
https://vanishedworld.wordpress.com/ .
A terrific collection of photos and travel notes >from recent trips to
Bessarabia, Transnistria.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Updates for the month of March, 2016 #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,

Here is an update for the month of March 2016 for Bessarabia SIG.
See the details at the "What's New" section of our web site.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Update the list of Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia and Moldova. We have
now 32 cemeteries indexed and/or photographed >from total of 73. See all the
details, with links to Cemetery reports, and lists of Unknown Graves.

-- Rashkov Jewish Cemetery - Phase 1 of photographing and indexing was done.
45 records with 43 photographs are sent to JewishGen /JOWBR. Also there are
3 photos of unknown graves. The next phase with probably include 500+ graves
in spring/summer of this year. Please see the overview, maps, photos, access
to 3 photos of Unknown graves and more at Rashkov Cemetery Report.

-- Dombroveni Jewish Cemetery. There are only several remaining graves at
the cemetery and only >from one memorial we could read the name. Also one
person provided 3 other names of Jews who were buried in that cemetery.
Please see the overview, maps, photos, and more at Dombroveni Cemetery
Report.

Bessarabia Databases. Updates:
Revision List Project update: our Revision Team have finished a number of
sets of records, and they will be available at the JewishGen Upload sometime
in May-June of this year. If anyone wants to get a full set of a records
for a town, that is possible with a donation of $100 to Bessarabia SIG
General fund. There are new sets of records found among revision records:
petitions, certificates, guarantor letters, etc. I will write a special
message about it.

Travel to Bessarabia. New addition:
Vanished World, blog published by Christian Herrmann at
https://vanishedworld.wordpress.com/ .
A terrific collection of photos and travel notes >from recent trips to
Bessarabia, Transnistria.

Send your comments, suggestions, critique, new ideas, proposals of how to
make our Bessarabia group better.

Thank you all,
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


February and March 2016 Ukraine SIG report #general

Janette Silverman
 

Dear Friends:

If you have questions about any projects related to specific towns,
please visit the Ukraine SIG website and go to the town page whose
information interests you. Don't forget to check out the KehilaLinks
page as well. Town pages are linked to KehilaLinks pages for that town
or area.

You can find your town in two ways - looking at our clickable map and
choosing a region and then a town, or putting your town's name into the
"town search" box at the top right of the website. If your town's name
does not come up, it's possible that although your town is in Ukraine
today, it is not part of Ukraine SIG. Ukraine SIG covers the guberniyas
of the former Russian Empire that were in Ukraine in 2010.

As our process of document acquisition, translation, proofreading is
completed and translations are submitted to JewishGen for inclusion in
the JewishGen databases, the data goes through many more steps before it
can be searched. Please do not email me with inquiries about when data
will become searchable. The answer is always "I don't know." :-)

Translations Begun
Nikolaev films 2423960, 2423961, 2423963
Berditchev Fond 280 opus 2 delo 1093/1095/1536
Smiela film 2289444

Scanning completed
Nikolaev 2423963-01 through -04, all births, for 1896, 1897, 1898, and
1899. Reel is complete

In proofreading queue
Shpikov/Krasnoye births 1841-1842
BERDICHEV REVISION LIST 1862 fond 280 opis 2 delo 1183
BERDICHEV REVISION LIST 1854 fond 280 opis 2 delo 1077
Berezdov 1858 Census

Document Acquisition
Khoschevatoye -- synagogue correspondence and vital records

Congratulations to Avi Lichtenstein and the Litin translation project --
recipients of a $500 Genealogy Fairy Grant

Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen February and March 2016 Ukraine SIG report #general

Janette Silverman
 

Dear Friends:

If you have questions about any projects related to specific towns,
please visit the Ukraine SIG website and go to the town page whose
information interests you. Don't forget to check out the KehilaLinks
page as well. Town pages are linked to KehilaLinks pages for that town
or area.

You can find your town in two ways - looking at our clickable map and
choosing a region and then a town, or putting your town's name into the
"town search" box at the top right of the website. If your town's name
does not come up, it's possible that although your town is in Ukraine
today, it is not part of Ukraine SIG. Ukraine SIG covers the guberniyas
of the former Russian Empire that were in Ukraine in 2010.

As our process of document acquisition, translation, proofreading is
completed and translations are submitted to JewishGen for inclusion in
the JewishGen databases, the data goes through many more steps before it
can be searched. Please do not email me with inquiries about when data
will become searchable. The answer is always "I don't know." :-)

Translations Begun
Nikolaev films 2423960, 2423961, 2423963
Berditchev Fond 280 opus 2 delo 1093/1095/1536
Smiela film 2289444

Scanning completed
Nikolaev 2423963-01 through -04, all births, for 1896, 1897, 1898, and
1899. Reel is complete

In proofreading queue
Shpikov/Krasnoye births 1841-1842
BERDICHEV REVISION LIST 1862 fond 280 opis 2 delo 1183
BERDICHEV REVISION LIST 1854 fond 280 opis 2 delo 1077
Berezdov 1858 Census

Document Acquisition
Khoschevatoye -- synagogue correspondence and vital records

Congratulations to Avi Lichtenstein and the Litin translation project --
recipients of a $500 Genealogy Fairy Grant

Janette

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@gmail.com
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Lodz Census Registration Cards 1916-1921 - Scans of additional letters added to web. #lodz #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Exciting news for Lodz and Lodz area researchers...

The Polish State Archives "National Digital Archives" (NDA) website
www.szukajwarchiwach.pl has now added links to digital images of
additional letters for Lodz Registration Cards. Most of the more than
25,000 new images are for the letters A and B with a sprinkling of
other letters as well.

Here is a brief description of this source previously posted in
December:

Lodz Registration Cards contain name of head of household and his/her
occupation, religion, birth place and birth date and where they lived
before. They also include name of the spouse and where born, and
names of children and their birth place and birth date. There are also
addresses where they lived and changes of address are also recorded.

The JRI-Poland website links to a table of the digital images of the
Registration Cards. The web page describes the source and includes
links to the images by alphabetical grouping of surnames.
http://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

Links to the new letters will be added to the JRI-Poland website
after Shabbat.

Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Through utilizing this source, researchers will have the opportunity
to identify and memorialize additional members of their families with
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem. A reminder has also been added
to the JRI-Poland Lodz Registration Cards web page.

Lodz Registration Card Extraction Project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Under the leadership of Margalit Ashira Ir and 14 volunteers worldwide
(the Lodz Registration Cards extraction team), JRI-Poland is extracting
the information in each card. When incorporated into the JRI-Poland
database, search results with the extracted information will link
directly to each card.

Additional volunteers for the project are needed. To join this special
group of volunteers, please contact Margalit at Margalit.a.ir@gmail.com.

You may not have time to volunteer but you can thank our Archive
Coordinators, Town Leaders and dedicated Data Entry Volunteers by
helping ensure that indexing/extraction of the records for your town(s)
continues until every last one has been made available through the
JRI-Poland system. To contribute go to www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodz Census Registration Cards 1916-1921 - Scans of additional letters added to web. #lodz #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Exciting news for Lodz and Lodz area researchers...

The Polish State Archives "National Digital Archives" (NDA) website
www.szukajwarchiwach.pl has now added links to digital images of
additional letters for Lodz Registration Cards. Most of the more than
25,000 new images are for the letters A and B with a sprinkling of
other letters as well.

Here is a brief description of this source previously posted in
December:

Lodz Registration Cards contain name of head of household and his/her
occupation, religion, birth place and birth date and where they lived
before. They also include name of the spouse and where born, and
names of children and their birth place and birth date. There are also
addresses where they lived and changes of address are also recorded.

The JRI-Poland website links to a table of the digital images of the
Registration Cards. The web page describes the source and includes
links to the images by alphabetical grouping of surnames.
http://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

Links to the new letters will be added to the JRI-Poland website
after Shabbat.

Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Through utilizing this source, researchers will have the opportunity
to identify and memorialize additional members of their families with
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem. A reminder has also been added
to the JRI-Poland Lodz Registration Cards web page.

Lodz Registration Card Extraction Project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Under the leadership of Margalit Ashira Ir and 14 volunteers worldwide
(the Lodz Registration Cards extraction team), JRI-Poland is extracting
the information in each card. When incorporated into the JRI-Poland
database, search results with the extracted information will link
directly to each card.

Additional volunteers for the project are needed. To join this special
group of volunteers, please contact Margalit at Margalit.a.ir@gmail.com.

You may not have time to volunteer but you can thank our Archive
Coordinators, Town Leaders and dedicated Data Entry Volunteers by
helping ensure that indexing/extraction of the records for your town(s)
continues until every last one has been made available through the
JRI-Poland system. To contribute go to www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Lodz Census Registration Cards 1916-1921 - Scans of additional letters added to web. #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Exciting news for Lodz and Lodz area researchers...

The Polish State Archives "National Digital Archives" (NDA) website
www.szukajwarchiwach.pl has now added links to digital images of
additional letters for Lodz Registration Cards. Most of the more than
25,000 new images are for the letters A and B with a sprinkling of
other letters as well.

Here is a brief description of this source previously posted in
December:

Lodz Registration Cards contain name of head of household and his/her
occupation, religion, birth place and birth date and where they lived
before. They also include name of the spouse and where born, and
names of children and their birth place and birth date. There are also
addresses where they lived and changes of address are also recorded.

The JRI-Poland website links to a table of the digital images of the
Registration Cards. The web page describes the source and includes
links to the images by alphabetical grouping of surnames.
http://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

Links to the new letters will be added to the JRI-Poland website
after Shabbat.

Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Through utilizing this source, researchers will have the opportunity
to identify and memorialize additional members of their families with
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem. A reminder has also been added
to the JRI-Poland Lodz Registration Cards web page.

Lodz Registration Card Extraction Project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Under the leadership of Margalit Ashira Ir and 14 volunteers worldwide
(the Lodz Registration Cards extraction team), JRI-Poland is extracting
the information in each card. When incorporated into the JRI-Poland
database, search results with the extracted information will link
directly to each card.

Additional volunteers for the project are needed. To join this special
group of volunteers, please contact Margalit at Margalit.a.ir@gmail.com.

You may not have time to volunteer but you can thank our Archive
Coordinators, Town Leaders and dedicated Data Entry Volunteers by
helping ensure that indexing/extraction of the records for your town(s)
continues until every last one has been made available through the
JRI-Poland system. To contribute go to www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz Census Registration Cards 1916-1921 - Scans of additional letters added to web. #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

Exciting news for Lodz and Lodz area researchers...

The Polish State Archives "National Digital Archives" (NDA) website
www.szukajwarchiwach.pl has now added links to digital images of
additional letters for Lodz Registration Cards. Most of the more than
25,000 new images are for the letters A and B with a sprinkling of
other letters as well.

Here is a brief description of this source previously posted in
December:

Lodz Registration Cards contain name of head of household and his/her
occupation, religion, birth place and birth date and where they lived
before. They also include name of the spouse and where born, and
names of children and their birth place and birth date. There are also
addresses where they lived and changes of address are also recorded.

The JRI-Poland website links to a table of the digital images of the
Registration Cards. The web page describes the source and includes
links to the images by alphabetical grouping of surnames.
http://jri-poland.org/psa/lodz-registration-card-scans.htm

Links to the new letters will be added to the JRI-Poland website
after Shabbat.

Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Through utilizing this source, researchers will have the opportunity
to identify and memorialize additional members of their families with
Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem. A reminder has also been added
to the JRI-Poland Lodz Registration Cards web page.

Lodz Registration Card Extraction Project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Under the leadership of Margalit Ashira Ir and 14 volunteers worldwide
(the Lodz Registration Cards extraction team), JRI-Poland is extracting
the information in each card. When incorporated into the JRI-Poland
database, search results with the extracted information will link
directly to each card.

Additional volunteers for the project are needed. To join this special
group of volunteers, please contact Margalit at Margalit.a.ir@gmail.com.

You may not have time to volunteer but you can thank our Archive
Coordinators, Town Leaders and dedicated Data Entry Volunteers by
helping ensure that indexing/extraction of the records for your town(s)
continues until every last one has been made available through the
JRI-Poland system. To contribute go to www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director,
For the Board of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


(U.S.) Who Do You Think You Are Returns April 3 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Who Do You Think You Are returns on Sunday, 3 April 9 PM/8PM Central on The
Learning Channel (TLC). Look at your local cable station directory to find
the station in your area. This season stories will include a male witch
hunt, and traveling to Portugal, Sweden and Ellis Island. Executive Produced
by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, and sponsored by Ancestry.com.

The celebrities that will share their stories include:

Scott Foley finds a relative who risked his life for one of America's
founding fathers, and an ancestor who suffered unspeakably during one of
this nation's darkest times.

Lea Michele nails down where her mysterious paternal ancestors came from,
and learns of the dire economic circumstances they endured while trying to
emigrate to the U.S.

Chris Noth learns his ancestors suffered during one of the greatest
catastrophes in American history, and a relative who fought in one of the
bloodiest battles of all time.

Molly Ringwald explores family lore of Swedish royalty which uncovers her
ancestors' harrowing lives and a brave woman who forever changed her
family's fate.

Katey Sagal is shocked to learn of her family's Amish roots, and digs deeper
as she realizes the level of dedication to their faith.

Aisha Tyler tracks down her 2x great-grandfather, whose story had been lost
over generations, and uncovers an astonishing tale of a prominent ancestor
whose struggle to keep his illegitimate son a secret made headlines.

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (U.S.) Who Do You Think You Are Returns April 3 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Who Do You Think You Are returns on Sunday, 3 April 9 PM/8PM Central on The
Learning Channel (TLC). Look at your local cable station directory to find
the station in your area. This season stories will include a male witch
hunt, and traveling to Portugal, Sweden and Ellis Island. Executive Produced
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Holocaust and the ITS: UNTERBERGER, WEISER, BALSAM -- Cases of Mistaken Identity?? #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Dear Genners,

Copies of 1949-1950 correspondence between an attorney and ITS
(International Tracing Service) were found on USHMM microfilm, possibly
regarding my great uncle, Izak Weiser UNTERBERGER (Weiser was his
mother's maiden name.) The attorney requested the assistance of ITS
to ascertain his whereabouts, because nothing had been heard >from him,
or his siblings and parents, since 1938, when he was residing in
Krakow and everyone else was living in Tarnow.

In her initial letter, the attorney referred to Izak as "Isak
WEISER", although an attachment to her letter noted the name Izak
Weiser UNTERBERGER. The ITS in responses, referred to him as Izak
WEISER/WEISER-UNTERBERGER.

The ITS had forwarded information regarding "Isaak WEISER",
stating information about this person when he was interred in
Flossenburg and Mauthausen concentration camps. Additionally, they
gave a birth date for Izak that would not have been possible (his
father had divorced his mother by that DOB). The case was closed
under the name, "UNTERBERGER" WEISER Izak, which was not my uncle's
name. (The ITS did ask if the person, whose information they had,
was the same person as the one being sought.)

Similar queries were made about Izak's half brother, Mendel
Balsam UNTERBERGER (Balsam was the mother's maiden name).

Results referred to a Mendel BALSAM, not Mendel UNTERBERGER.

I am wondering how to re-open the case to be sure that the
information >from the ITS does, in fact, refer to my uncles,
Izak Weiser UNTERBERGER and Mendel Balsam UNTERBERGER, and not to
others. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Regards,

Marilyn Robinson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust and the ITS: UNTERBERGER, WEISER, BALSAM -- Cases of Mistaken Identity?? #general

Marilyn Robinson
 

Dear Genners,

Copies of 1949-1950 correspondence between an attorney and ITS
(International Tracing Service) were found on USHMM microfilm, possibly
regarding my great uncle, Izak Weiser UNTERBERGER (Weiser was his
mother's maiden name.) The attorney requested the assistance of ITS
to ascertain his whereabouts, because nothing had been heard >from him,
or his siblings and parents, since 1938, when he was residing in
Krakow and everyone else was living in Tarnow.

In her initial letter, the attorney referred to Izak as "Isak
WEISER", although an attachment to her letter noted the name Izak
Weiser UNTERBERGER. The ITS in responses, referred to him as Izak
WEISER/WEISER-UNTERBERGER.

The ITS had forwarded information regarding "Isaak WEISER",
stating information about this person when he was interred in
Flossenburg and Mauthausen concentration camps. Additionally, they
gave a birth date for Izak that would not have been possible (his
father had divorced his mother by that DOB). The case was closed
under the name, "UNTERBERGER" WEISER Izak, which was not my uncle's
name. (The ITS did ask if the person, whose information they had,
was the same person as the one being sought.)

Similar queries were made about Izak's half brother, Mendel
Balsam UNTERBERGER (Balsam was the mother's maiden name).

Results referred to a Mendel BALSAM, not Mendel UNTERBERGER.

I am wondering how to re-open the case to be sure that the
information >from the ITS does, in fact, refer to my uncles,
Izak Weiser UNTERBERGER and Mendel Balsam UNTERBERGER, and not to
others. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Regards,

Marilyn Robinson

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