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Query to French SIG re: Cimetiere Parisien de Bagneux #france

Barbara Stack
 

Friends, please, if someone is planning to visit the
Cimetiere Parisien de Bagneux this fall, in the 31st Division,
there is a memorial and group of burials for the family of
Isaac Waldman (1891-1942). I would very much appreciate photos
for this family into which my father's sister married.

Many thanks,
Barbara Toby Stack, Berkeley, California, USA
BTStack@aol.com


French SIG #France Query to French SIG re: Cimetiere Parisien de Bagneux #france

Barbara Stack
 

Friends, please, if someone is planning to visit the
Cimetiere Parisien de Bagneux this fall, in the 31st Division,
there is a memorial and group of burials for the family of
Isaac Waldman (1891-1942). I would very much appreciate photos
for this family into which my father's sister married.

Many thanks,
Barbara Toby Stack, Berkeley, California, USA
BTStack@aol.com


Alliance Colony documentation - follow-up #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

First, I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my initial post
earlier this week.

To add a little more information, I am trying to find out my
great-grandfather's last name pre-Americanization. He spelled his name
a variety of ways before settling on Gass around 1906, 7 years after he
arrived. I am hoping to find some administrative paperwork >from when he
was first brought to or scheduled to come to Norma that might have the
original last name. That is why I am looking specifically for
documentation >from the Alliance colonies.

I do have his naturalization papers, death certificate, etc., but none
of those items have his original last name. His sister also lived in the
Norma colony, but I only have her married name.

I think the most likely source will be the HIAS records after the
Jewish Historical Society in NY finishes processing them in a few years.
I have looked at the Baron de Hirsch archives listings online, and they
do not look like a likely source of information. If anyone has
additional thoughts on where I could find these records, please let me know.

Thank you.

Toby Gass


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alliance Colony documentation - follow-up #general

Toby Gass <tgass@...>
 

First, I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my initial post
earlier this week.

To add a little more information, I am trying to find out my
great-grandfather's last name pre-Americanization. He spelled his name
a variety of ways before settling on Gass around 1906, 7 years after he
arrived. I am hoping to find some administrative paperwork >from when he
was first brought to or scheduled to come to Norma that might have the
original last name. That is why I am looking specifically for
documentation >from the Alliance colonies.

I do have his naturalization papers, death certificate, etc., but none
of those items have his original last name. His sister also lived in the
Norma colony, but I only have her married name.

I think the most likely source will be the HIAS records after the
Jewish Historical Society in NY finishes processing them in a few years.
I have looked at the Baron de Hirsch archives listings online, and they
do not look like a likely source of information. If anyone has
additional thoughts on where I could find these records, please let me know.

Thank you.

Toby Gass


Re: Is 'Wesse' the town of Jejse (Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi) in Vilna, Belarus? #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

Bette Stoop wrote in reply to Jenette Anderson:
…"I believe you are on the wrong track identifying the town of Wesse, Poland
(Russia). By the way, Vilna, Russia is now Vilnius, Lithuania, not Belarus".
While I do not know if Jenette has located the correct town, I can say she is
correct about Belarus. it is true that the city of Vilna, is Vilnius and in present
day Lithuania, the inquirer, was not referring to the city of Vilna, rather a town
located in the gubernia (province) of Vilna. She was asking about the town of
Jajsi. Jajsi is located located in the Belarussian part of Vilna Gubernia
(province). The former Vilna Gubernia encompasses an area which includes parts of
modern day Lithuania and Belarus and Jajsi is in Belarus.
Avrohom Krauss
Tell-Stone Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Is 'Wesse' the town of Jejse (Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi) in Vilna, Belarus? #general

Avrohom Krauss
 

Bette Stoop wrote in reply to Jenette Anderson:
…"I believe you are on the wrong track identifying the town of Wesse, Poland
(Russia). By the way, Vilna, Russia is now Vilnius, Lithuania, not Belarus".
While I do not know if Jenette has located the correct town, I can say she is
correct about Belarus. it is true that the city of Vilna, is Vilnius and in present
day Lithuania, the inquirer, was not referring to the city of Vilna, rather a town
located in the gubernia (province) of Vilna. She was asking about the town of
Jajsi. Jajsi is located located in the Belarussian part of Vilna Gubernia
(province). The former Vilna Gubernia encompasses an area which includes parts of
modern day Lithuania and Belarus and Jajsi is in Belarus.
Avrohom Krauss
Tell-Stone Israel


Offering (Again) Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be doing another round of lookups next week and wanted to offer if
anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal Archives or naturalizations or
Manhattan probate. I might alos be doing the NY Public Library lookups.

I will be available to get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal Archives.
Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set routine.
On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people who can not
get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe certificates (or
buy copies) where you have already found the numbers >from the online indexes or
sometimes check for missing records with the tools at the Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the indexes
went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives. As a reminder
I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937, City Clerk licenses
through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through
1948.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if you
want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I actually
look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy order to make
sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to clean up errors in
transcription of numbers, research >from your info to find the correct certificate
number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either scan
and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details (like
Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown a brickwall
that you have been working at for years requires an investment of time beyond a
quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC area
look ups.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering (Again) Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be doing another round of lookups next week and wanted to offer if
anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal Archives or naturalizations or
Manhattan probate. I might alos be doing the NY Public Library lookups.

I will be available to get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal Archives.
Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set routine.
On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people who can not
get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe certificates (or
buy copies) where you have already found the numbers >from the online indexes or
sometimes check for missing records with the tools at the Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the indexes
went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives. As a reminder
I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937, City Clerk licenses
through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through
1948.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if you
want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I actually
look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy order to make
sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to clean up errors in
transcription of numbers, research >from your info to find the correct certificate
number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either scan
and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details (like
Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown a brickwall
that you have been working at for years requires an investment of time beyond a
quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC area
look ups.

Allan Jordan
aejordan@aol.com


Offering for Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Previously I made the offer to take photos at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn. I
have not gone yet so I wanted to repeat the posting.

Some of Washington's graves are on line at a paid site but other parts of the
cemetery have not been recorded. Especially the oldest sections.It is very large
encompassing fiv separate areas as I recall. I have not been there in a long time
now. And when I go I don't have helpers with me at the cemeteries.

Washington does not have a database so everything has to be done with the office
which might mean I can not do as much as I have done at some of the other
cemeteries. It will be dependent on the information I have and the kindness of the
office.

If you want to make a request maybe you could do a little of the leg work and call
the cemetery office (if you do not have the information) and get the exact location
of the grave. I need to know which cemetery -- they are numbered -- the plot name
and location and any information they can give about the grave.

If you are sending me a request, **please**, be specific. Recently someone
sent me a family name and a society name and no date of death, no first name, etc.
for the person. I checked and rechecked at the cemetery office and there was no one
with that spelling and the society had four plots encompassing a few hundred
graves. I felt bad but I could not help the person because they had not given me
enough information.

I am pretty good at location and photographing graves. My biggest problem is when
all the stones are in Hebrew because it is hard for me to hunt for the single
person then.

I do appreciate a few dollars >from each person who makes the request to help offset
the expenses. Unfortunately the gasoline alone is adding up on these trips so it
helps me to keep doing this for everyone.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering for Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Previously I made the offer to take photos at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn. I
have not gone yet so I wanted to repeat the posting.

Some of Washington's graves are on line at a paid site but other parts of the
cemetery have not been recorded. Especially the oldest sections.It is very large
encompassing fiv separate areas as I recall. I have not been there in a long time
now. And when I go I don't have helpers with me at the cemeteries.

Washington does not have a database so everything has to be done with the office
which might mean I can not do as much as I have done at some of the other
cemeteries. It will be dependent on the information I have and the kindness of the
office.

If you want to make a request maybe you could do a little of the leg work and call
the cemetery office (if you do not have the information) and get the exact location
of the grave. I need to know which cemetery -- they are numbered -- the plot name
and location and any information they can give about the grave.

If you are sending me a request, **please**, be specific. Recently someone
sent me a family name and a society name and no date of death, no first name, etc.
for the person. I checked and rechecked at the cemetery office and there was no one
with that spelling and the society had four plots encompassing a few hundred
graves. I felt bad but I could not help the person because they had not given me
enough information.

I am pretty good at location and photographing graves. My biggest problem is when
all the stones are in Hebrew because it is hard for me to hunt for the single
person then.

I do appreciate a few dollars >from each person who makes the request to help offset
the expenses. Unfortunately the gasoline alone is adding up on these trips so it
helps me to keep doing this for everyone.

Allan Jordan


Re: KGB investigation Files #general

Roman Ravve
 

Dear Nardo,

The most comprehensive database of the repression victims is
(http://lists.memo.ru/), it includes the data >from the database of the
victims Files stored in
Kazakhstan:(http://mvd.gov.kz/portal/page/portal/mvd/mvd_page/mvd_memorial).
It is in Russian, of cource.

There is the database for Ukraine: (http://www.reabit.org.ua/) - in
Ukrainian. There are more name lists for Ukraine, published in
separate PDFs.

However, all mentioned above is not holistic - it may not contain the
data about the place of the actual File storage. It may not contain
the name at all, and you have to contact the States Security Service
Archives directly (just recently I have such experience with Ukraine -
eventually it turned out that the File is stored in public archive).
This is the common situation with the people arrested in Harbin, also.

If anyone needs the help with the database checking - I would be glad to help!

Roman Ravve
Kiev, Ukraine
roman.ravve@gmail.com

POZNANSKY (Kamenetz-Podolsky, Kiev)
TREBUKOV (Gomel, Kharkov, Leningrad)
GUTMAN (Mozyr, Skrygalovka, Kiev)
RAVVE (Ananiev, Hashevate, Harbin)
NERUBAY (Fastov, Andrushevka)

Nardo Bonomi <nbonomi@libero.it> wrote:

Please share with the list those online databases and name lists.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: KGB investigation Files #general

Roman Ravve
 

Dear Nardo,

The most comprehensive database of the repression victims is
(http://lists.memo.ru/), it includes the data >from the database of the
victims Files stored in
Kazakhstan:(http://mvd.gov.kz/portal/page/portal/mvd/mvd_page/mvd_memorial).
It is in Russian, of cource.

There is the database for Ukraine: (http://www.reabit.org.ua/) - in
Ukrainian. There are more name lists for Ukraine, published in
separate PDFs.

However, all mentioned above is not holistic - it may not contain the
data about the place of the actual File storage. It may not contain
the name at all, and you have to contact the States Security Service
Archives directly (just recently I have such experience with Ukraine -
eventually it turned out that the File is stored in public archive).
This is the common situation with the people arrested in Harbin, also.

If anyone needs the help with the database checking - I would be glad to help!

Roman Ravve
Kiev, Ukraine
roman.ravve@gmail.com

POZNANSKY (Kamenetz-Podolsky, Kiev)
TREBUKOV (Gomel, Kharkov, Leningrad)
GUTMAN (Mozyr, Skrygalovka, Kiev)
RAVVE (Ananiev, Hashevate, Harbin)
NERUBAY (Fastov, Andrushevka)

Nardo Bonomi <nbonomi@libero.it> wrote:

Please share with the list those online databases and name lists.


Re: KGB investigation Files #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Roman,

You wrote:
To bring up the investigation, you have to locate the particular archive, where it
stored at the moment...There are several online databases and name lists, covering
the political convicts in USSR
Please share with the list those online databases and name lists. Many of us have
members of the family who were under investigation during the Communism. I have two
relatives under investigation, one of which was deported.

Thank you

Nardo Bonomi Braverman
Firenze - Italy
Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Podolya
GROBMAN Ukraine
LUFT and GRUENBLATT Ukraine
OCCHIPINTI and AZULAY anywhere


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: KGB investigation Files #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Roman,

You wrote:
To bring up the investigation, you have to locate the particular archive, where it
stored at the moment...There are several online databases and name lists, covering
the political convicts in USSR
Please share with the list those online databases and name lists. Many of us have
members of the family who were under investigation during the Communism. I have two
relatives under investigation, one of which was deported.

Thank you

Nardo Bonomi Braverman
Firenze - Italy
Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Podolya
GROBMAN Ukraine
LUFT and GRUENBLATT Ukraine
OCCHIPINTI and AZULAY anywhere


Re: Is 'Wesse' the town of Jejse (Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi) in Vilna, Belarus? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jeanette Anderson wrote:
I am attempting to trace the place of birth of my great grandfather Alfred Lewis.

Alfred Lewis
Born 1855
Place of Birth: Wesse, Poland (Russia)

Alfred Lewis migrated to Australia (via Manchester, England) in 1888. His
profession was master tailor.

I cannot find any references to Wesse, which I believe has been anglicized.
Google searches seemed to indicate Wesse may also be pronounced Jesse?
Using JewishGen, I have come up with Jejse [Polish], Belarus (also known as
Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi).
---

Jeanette,

Place you are searching for is most probably modern Vidzy in Belarus at 5524
2638.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Is 'Wesse' the town of Jejse (Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi) in Vilna, Belarus? #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Jeanette Anderson wrote:
I am attempting to trace the place of birth of my great grandfather Alfred Lewis.

Alfred Lewis
Born 1855
Place of Birth: Wesse, Poland (Russia)

Alfred Lewis migrated to Australia (via Manchester, England) in 1888. His
profession was master tailor.

I cannot find any references to Wesse, which I believe has been anglicized.
Google searches seemed to indicate Wesse may also be pronounced Jesse?
Using JewishGen, I have come up with Jejse [Polish], Belarus (also known as
Yeysi, Jaisa, Jaisi, Jajsi, Ya'isi).
---

Jeanette,

Place you are searching for is most probably modern Vidzy in Belarus at 5524
2638.

Best,

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Seeking Kenin in Israel #general

M. Ronn
 

Hello JewishGeners,

I was hoping if someone could tell me if the children of my relatives Mikhail (son
of Vladimir/Zev) Kenin and his wife Sofia of the Ukraine, who were both born in
the early 1920s in Nezhin, Ukraine, have settled in Israel. I am looking for
current addresses and phone number. Please email me privately.

Thank you,

Michoel Ronn
New York
netronn@hotmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Kenin in Israel #general

M. Ronn
 

Hello JewishGeners,

I was hoping if someone could tell me if the children of my relatives Mikhail (son
of Vladimir/Zev) Kenin and his wife Sofia of the Ukraine, who were both born in
the early 1920s in Nezhin, Ukraine, have settled in Israel. I am looking for
current addresses and phone number. Please email me privately.

Thank you,

Michoel Ronn
New York
netronn@hotmail.com


Polish translation with interpretation: Lodz ghetto record #poland

Karen Amato
 

I've reposted a record in Polish (now translated) >from the Lodz Ghetto,
with two questions.
Perhaps someone with knowledge about Lodz Ghetto could help answer them.
It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60335

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Karen Amato (MILSZTAJN, ELBAUM, ZALCBERG, Lodz, Konskie)


JRI Poland #Poland Polish translation with interpretation: Lodz ghetto record #poland

Karen Amato
 

I've reposted a record in Polish (now translated) >from the Lodz Ghetto,
with two questions.
Perhaps someone with knowledge about Lodz Ghetto could help answer them.
It is on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM60335

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Karen Amato (MILSZTAJN, ELBAUM, ZALCBERG, Lodz, Konskie)

54721 - 54740 of 663797