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(US) Family Search and Ellis Island Announce Expanded Ellis Island Records 1820-1957 Online for Free #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

All New York Passenger Lists are now free to search on the Ellis Island
Website! While Ellis Island opened in 1892, their website has added New York
ships' passenger lists back to 1820. FamilySearch and the Statue of
Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation announced that a searchable New York
passenger lists for 1820-1892 are available for free on the Ellis Island
website: https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/passenger. The joint
project also has placed an index to the records on the free FamilySearch
website: https://www.familysearch.org/ . The index links to record images on
the Ellis Island site. On either website, you'll need a free registration to
view matches to your search results.

There are three distinct collections:

Castle Garden: New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1849782?collectionNameFilter=false

Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists 1892-1924
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1368704?collectionNameFilter=false


New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists 1909, 1925-1957 ( ships and
airplanes)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923888?collectionNameFilter=false

On the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation website you may search and
view for free. However, downloading the passenger record must be purchased
as that is how the foundation gets support for its work.
However, by searching on FamilySearch and accessing the digitized record
there you are able to search, view and download to your computer for free.

History

A fire on Ellis Island in 1897 burned most of the New York Passenger lists
dating >from 1855 stored on the Island.
https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/ellis-timeline
An interesting narrative about the fire appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
at the time of the fire, which may be read at:
http://members.tripod.com/~L_Alfano/BrooklynEagleJune15.htm

What we see on genealogy websites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, My
Heritage etc. are actually the customs lists. What are custom's lists? The
ship's purser recorded the customs list alongside passenger lists the US
Customs Office collected passenger lists >from ship's captains. These records
have been microfilmed and indexed, and now fill the holes burned by the 1897
fire.

To read more see:
https://media.familysearch.org/expanded-ellis-island-immigrant-records-1820-1957-online/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/qcTyuy ]

There is an interesting list of countries and number of immigrants from
1892-1931 located at:
https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/ellis-island-castle-garden-immigration/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Family Search and Ellis Island Announce Expanded Ellis Island Records 1820-1957 Online for Free #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

All New York Passenger Lists are now free to search on the Ellis Island
Website! While Ellis Island opened in 1892, their website has added New York
ships' passenger lists back to 1820. FamilySearch and the Statue of
Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation announced that a searchable New York
passenger lists for 1820-1892 are available for free on the Ellis Island
website: https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/passenger. The joint
project also has placed an index to the records on the free FamilySearch
website: https://www.familysearch.org/ . The index links to record images on
the Ellis Island site. On either website, you'll need a free registration to
view matches to your search results.

There are three distinct collections:

Castle Garden: New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1849782?collectionNameFilter=false

Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists 1892-1924
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1368704?collectionNameFilter=false


New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists 1909, 1925-1957 ( ships and
airplanes)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923888?collectionNameFilter=false

On the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation website you may search and
view for free. However, downloading the passenger record must be purchased
as that is how the foundation gets support for its work.
However, by searching on FamilySearch and accessing the digitized record
there you are able to search, view and download to your computer for free.

History

A fire on Ellis Island in 1897 burned most of the New York Passenger lists
dating >from 1855 stored on the Island.
https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/ellis-timeline
An interesting narrative about the fire appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
at the time of the fire, which may be read at:
http://members.tripod.com/~L_Alfano/BrooklynEagleJune15.htm

What we see on genealogy websites such as FamilySearch, Ancestry, My
Heritage etc. are actually the customs lists. What are custom's lists? The
ship's purser recorded the customs list alongside passenger lists the US
Customs Office collected passenger lists >from ship's captains. These records
have been microfilmed and indexed, and now fill the holes burned by the 1897
fire.

To read more see:
https://media.familysearch.org/expanded-ellis-island-immigrant-records-1820-1957-online/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/qcTyuy ]

There is an interesting list of countries and number of immigrants from
1892-1931 located at:
https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/ellis-island-castle-garden-immigration/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Netherlands) Europe's Drought Results in Gravestones Visible that Were Hidden Previously #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Europe is having a prolonged heatwave and drought this summer. As a result
it has exposed buried gravestones, in the historic Beth Haim Portuguese
(Sephardic) Jewish cemetery at Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, located near
Amsterdam, is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands. The cemetery
was founded in 1614 and includes over 27,500 burials. The drought exposed
stones that had sunken over centuries which now have become visible.

For a searchable database of those who are buried there see:
http://www.dutchjewry.org/phpr/amsterdam/port_isr_gem_burials/amsterdam_port_isr_gem_burials_list.php
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/YXRmpe ]

To access the Cemetery site see: http://www.bethhaim.nl/english/
The site is also in Dutch.

To read an article on this drought make the gravestones appear go to:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/08/15/netherlands-drought-makes-hidden-gravestones-visible-at-ouderkerk/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/X7N8vi ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Netherlands) Europe's Drought Results in Gravestones Visible that Were Hidden Previously #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Europe is having a prolonged heatwave and drought this summer. As a result
it has exposed buried gravestones, in the historic Beth Haim Portuguese
(Sephardic) Jewish cemetery at Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, located near
Amsterdam, is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands. The cemetery
was founded in 1614 and includes over 27,500 burials. The drought exposed
stones that had sunken over centuries which now have become visible.

For a searchable database of those who are buried there see:
http://www.dutchjewry.org/phpr/amsterdam/port_isr_gem_burials/amsterdam_port_isr_gem_burials_list.php
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/YXRmpe ]

To access the Cemetery site see: http://www.bethhaim.nl/english/
The site is also in Dutch.

To read an article on this drought make the gravestones appear go to:
http://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/08/15/netherlands-drought-makes-hidden-gravestones-visible-at-ouderkerk/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/X7N8vi ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate Translation Request - German/French #france

Fred Half
 

I've posted four vital records in German and French for which I need a =
full translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses =E2=80=A6=


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69019

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69018

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69017

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69016

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Fred Half
Palo Alto, CA USA
fredhalf@stanfordalumni.org


French SIG #France Viewmate Translation Request - German/French #france

Fred Half
 

I've posted four vital records in German and French for which I need a =
full translation. They are on ViewMate at the following addresses =E2=80=A6=


http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69019

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69018

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69017

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM69016

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Fred Half
Palo Alto, CA USA
fredhalf@stanfordalumni.org


Old Find A Grave Website Permanently Closing Down August 20,2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

About five years ago Ancestry acquired Find-A-Grave
(https://findagrave.com ). Since then a new website was launched but the old
one was still available for those who preferred that "look"
(https://old.findagrave.com ). Recently Find-A-Grave announced it is
retiring the "old" website on August 20, 2018. The closing date is noticed
on the "old" website link given above.

To read more see Thomas MacEntee's posting at:
https://abundantgenealogy.com/dont-panic-old-find-a-grave-shutting-down-august-20th-2018/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NR2cUw ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old Find A Grave Website Permanently Closing Down August 20,2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

About five years ago Ancestry acquired Find-A-Grave
(https://findagrave.com ). Since then a new website was launched but the old
one was still available for those who preferred that "look"
(https://old.findagrave.com ). Recently Find-A-Grave announced it is
retiring the "old" website on August 20, 2018. The closing date is noticed
on the "old" website link given above.

To read more see Thomas MacEntee's posting at:
https://abundantgenealogy.com/dont-panic-old-find-a-grave-shutting-down-august-20th-2018/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/NR2cUw ]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Fw: GOODMAN family #ukraine

ruth mills <ruthmills2@...>
 

Hi All, 

I'm hoping somebody can help me find the origins of my great grandfather Louis GOODMAN in Kiev. He is buried in London, UK and his headstone gives his Hebrew name as Yehudah Lieb son of Meir. He was born in 1865 in Kiev - source British census of 1901. He arrived in London with his wife Rebecca nee SCORAZIN/SUEREZIN approximately 1895 (Rebecca's surname is uncertain and recorded differently on the birth certificates of the children born in London. They had 2 children in Kiev Hyman b1890 and Annie b1892, and 5 more children in London Marks b1896, David b1900, Lena b1902, Barney b1903 and Reuben b1905. The family was deported back to Kiev where Rebecca died she is according to family story buried in Kiev, and Louis married again to Gertie (sorry I don't know anything more about her). By 1909 the family had returned to London, and Louis died in 1909, the children were scattered with three ending up in a school in Kings Lynn UK, and two ending up in an orphanage in South London. The eldest two children were working.
It is possible Louis is related to both Mordechai b1882 and Gershon b1874 GOODMAN also both >from Kiev and resident in London, and a Benjamin GOODMAN b1858 Kiev who went to America.
Any pointers or information gratefully received.

Regards

Ruth Mills

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Fw: GOODMAN family #ukraine

ruth mills <ruthmills2@...>
 

Hi All, 

I'm hoping somebody can help me find the origins of my great grandfather Louis GOODMAN in Kiev. He is buried in London, UK and his headstone gives his Hebrew name as Yehudah Lieb son of Meir. He was born in 1865 in Kiev - source British census of 1901. He arrived in London with his wife Rebecca nee SCORAZIN/SUEREZIN approximately 1895 (Rebecca's surname is uncertain and recorded differently on the birth certificates of the children born in London. They had 2 children in Kiev Hyman b1890 and Annie b1892, and 5 more children in London Marks b1896, David b1900, Lena b1902, Barney b1903 and Reuben b1905. The family was deported back to Kiev where Rebecca died she is according to family story buried in Kiev, and Louis married again to Gertie (sorry I don't know anything more about her). By 1909 the family had returned to London, and Louis died in 1909, the children were scattered with three ending up in a school in Kings Lynn UK, and two ending up in an orphanage in South London. The eldest two children were working.
It is possible Louis is related to both Mordechai b1882 and Gershon b1874 GOODMAN also both >from Kiev and resident in London, and a Benjamin GOODMAN b1858 Kiev who went to America.
Any pointers or information gratefully received.

Regards

Ruth Mills

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


SINGER of Keszthely, NEUBERGER of Vyszaka Mako #hungary

pinardpr@...
 

Dear H-SIG,

Can anyone help me find traces of the family of Salomon/Oskar Singer, born at Keszthely (Zala), Hungary on 4 February 1874. For Jewish official purposes, he seems to have used the name Salomon. For state/other official purposes Oskar.

His wife's name was Sidonie, nee Neuberger (born 30 July 1875). On their daughter's German-language birth certificate, she is listed as coming >from "Trenczen Mako", which I suppose is Makov near Trencin, Slovakia today.

They were married on 2 August 1898, but I do not know where.

They had a daughter, Margit, born on 26 January 1904 at what is now Karvina, Czech Republic. She later became a dentist and practiced in Prague until the summer of 1940. At that point, she returned to Slovakia. Her official residence (prislusnost) was at Oscadnica at that time.

Salamon/Oskar's profession is listed as "Locomotivfuhrer," i.e., an engineer/operator of locomotives.

The family does not seem to be on any lists of Holocaust victims at Yad Vashem, and we are hoping they may have survived.

If anyone has any tips on how to find them, their wider family and/or uncover their fates, I would be most obliged.

Thank you,

Rick Pinard, Prague


Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

tom
 

"Izahaz" doesn't exist; "imaha'z" means "house of prayer", i.e. a synagogue. (google is particularly bad at translating hungarian. caveat emptor.)


....... tom klein, toronto

rjf@stepstothepast.com wrote:

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Hungary SIG #Hungary SINGER of Keszthely, NEUBERGER of Vyszaka Mako #hungary

pinardpr@...
 

Dear H-SIG,

Can anyone help me find traces of the family of Salomon/Oskar Singer, born at Keszthely (Zala), Hungary on 4 February 1874. For Jewish official purposes, he seems to have used the name Salomon. For state/other official purposes Oskar.

His wife's name was Sidonie, nee Neuberger (born 30 July 1875). On their daughter's German-language birth certificate, she is listed as coming >from "Trenczen Mako", which I suppose is Makov near Trencin, Slovakia today.

They were married on 2 August 1898, but I do not know where.

They had a daughter, Margit, born on 26 January 1904 at what is now Karvina, Czech Republic. She later became a dentist and practiced in Prague until the summer of 1940. At that point, she returned to Slovakia. Her official residence (prislusnost) was at Oscadnica at that time.

Salamon/Oskar's profession is listed as "Locomotivfuhrer," i.e., an engineer/operator of locomotives.

The family does not seem to be on any lists of Holocaust victims at Yad Vashem, and we are hoping they may have survived.

If anyone has any tips on how to find them, their wider family and/or uncover their fates, I would be most obliged.

Thank you,

Rick Pinard, Prague


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

tom
 

"Izahaz" doesn't exist; "imaha'z" means "house of prayer", i.e. a synagogue. (google is particularly bad at translating hungarian. caveat emptor.)


....... tom klein, toronto

rjf@stepstothepast.com wrote:

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

gcsanadi@...
 

Dear Bob,
the â??imahÃ¥zâ?? is the mirror translation of the house ( hÃ¥z) of worship (ima). Practically it means that the actual community is small, they have built a relatively minor building (or even changed a former apartment) into religious purposes. As you know, the official licences of the different authorities played also a significant role.
By the way,my mother-line part of family is rooted also in �jfehÊrtó. Which database do you scroll?
Best,
Gabor Csanadi

On 2018. Aug 15., at 8:04, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

H-SIG Digest for Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

1. Meaning of imahaz

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Subject: Meaning of imahaz
From: rjf@stepstothepast.com
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:10:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: h-sig digest: August 14, 2018 #hungary

gcsanadi@...
 

Dear Bob,
the â??imahÃ¥zâ?? is the mirror translation of the house ( hÃ¥z) of worship (ima). Practically it means that the actual community is small, they have built a relatively minor building (or even changed a former apartment) into religious purposes. As you know, the official licences of the different authorities played also a significant role.
By the way,my mother-line part of family is rooted also in �jfehÊrtó. Which database do you scroll?
Best,
Gabor Csanadi

On 2018. Aug 15., at 8:04, H-SIG digest <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:

H-SIG Digest for Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

1. Meaning of imahaz

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

Subject: Meaning of imahaz
From: rjf@stepstothepast.com
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:10:05 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I've been going through Ujfeherto birth registers for the 1860s and the usual place where
circumcisions were performed was "Izahaz," which does not appear in my Hungarian dictionary and
Google translates as "meeting house." Is that correct, or is there another way to interpret
"izahaz"?

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY


Re: Meaning of imahaz #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Imahaz literally translates as a house of prayer. It is a Beisemedresh/Beth
haMidrash.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell: +36-30-546-6950


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Meaning of imahaz #hungary

HungarianRoots
 

Imahaz literally translates as a house of prayer. It is a Beisemedresh/Beth
haMidrash.

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide

Hungarian Roots
web: www.hungarianroots.com
e-mail: info@hungarianroots.com
cell: +36-30-546-6950


Need assistance finding family members - MARGULIES from Touste, Poland #general

Andrea Zimmerman <nptgirl@...>
 

Hi. I have been trying to gather family information about my grandfather. His
name was Sigmund MARGULIES (changed to Sigmund Margolis) and he was born in
Touste, Poland. He immigrated to NY and then moved to Newport, Rhode Island
and opened a grocery store.

He married Tillie Rosen in NY. He had 4 brothers that died in Europe but I do
not know their names. His father's name was Samuel A. Margulies and his
mother's name was Fannie. I believe that he had an uncle and cousins in NY.
Was hoping that you would be able to recommend how I could obtain his
brother's names and confirm his father and mother's names.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at email: nptgirl@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Andrea Zimmerman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need assistance finding family members - MARGULIES from Touste, Poland #general

Andrea Zimmerman <nptgirl@...>
 

Hi. I have been trying to gather family information about my grandfather. His
name was Sigmund MARGULIES (changed to Sigmund Margolis) and he was born in
Touste, Poland. He immigrated to NY and then moved to Newport, Rhode Island
and opened a grocery store.

He married Tillie Rosen in NY. He had 4 brothers that died in Europe but I do
not know their names. His father's name was Samuel A. Margulies and his
mother's name was Fannie. I believe that he had an uncle and cousins in NY.
Was hoping that you would be able to recommend how I could obtain his
brother's names and confirm his father and mother's names.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can be reached at email: nptgirl@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Andrea Zimmerman

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