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gravestone photos from Mt Hebron Cemetery on Bircza Online website #general

d gershon lewental <reproots@...>
 

Shalom,

In 2006, I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York, to photograph all
the graves in the burial societies of emigrants >from the area of Bircza (present-
day south-eastern Poland). It has taken me some time, but I have finally
uploaded all of the photos to the "Bircza Online" website, along with relevant
information (plot location, burial society, and date of death). The list and
accompanying photographs include nearly 450 individuals. At times, the information
I have listed corrects that which can be found on the Mt Hebron Cemetery website
(numerous misspellings).

The list and photographs can be found by clicking on "91lists" on the Bircza
Online website: http://bircza.reproots.org/

I would also like to take the opportunity to note that various other elements of
the Bircza website have been updated, including maps,photos, and other lists. I
would also like to reach out to any researchers searching the Bircza environs to
contact me to share information about the town. I am particularly eager to collect
"91testimonials" >from those who were born in Bircza, as the number of living
survivors is growing smaller by day.

Thank you,
D Gershon Lewental
Tel-Aviv, Israel
reproots@reproots.org / www.reproots.org

SEARCHING ...
Bierfass, Bykov, Drozhanski, Freifeld, Hamer, Gartner, Goldsmith, Lauberfeld,
Lischner, Lowenthal, Mond, Oberlender, Orling, Rothstein, Schnell, Tepper, Tobias,
Turner, Puryc IN ... Bircza area, Drohobycz, Dynow, Khyrow, Korzeniec, Leszczawa
Dolna, Moscow, Mrzyglod, Nowa Wies, Poltawa, Przemysl, Rybotycze, Sanok, Vinnitsa,
Zohatyn [Poland and Ukraine]; Buenos Aires, New York City [Americas]

MODERATOR NOTE: The photos and information >from the cemetery referred to above
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen gravestone photos from Mt Hebron Cemetery on Bircza Online website #general

d gershon lewental <reproots@...>
 

Shalom,

In 2006, I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York, to photograph all
the graves in the burial societies of emigrants >from the area of Bircza (present-
day south-eastern Poland). It has taken me some time, but I have finally
uploaded all of the photos to the "Bircza Online" website, along with relevant
information (plot location, burial society, and date of death). The list and
accompanying photographs include nearly 450 individuals. At times, the information
I have listed corrects that which can be found on the Mt Hebron Cemetery website
(numerous misspellings).

The list and photographs can be found by clicking on "91lists" on the Bircza
Online website: http://bircza.reproots.org/

I would also like to take the opportunity to note that various other elements of
the Bircza website have been updated, including maps,photos, and other lists. I
would also like to reach out to any researchers searching the Bircza environs to
contact me to share information about the town. I am particularly eager to collect
"91testimonials" >from those who were born in Bircza, as the number of living
survivors is growing smaller by day.

Thank you,
D Gershon Lewental
Tel-Aviv, Israel
reproots@reproots.org / www.reproots.org

SEARCHING ...
Bierfass, Bykov, Drozhanski, Freifeld, Hamer, Gartner, Goldsmith, Lauberfeld,
Lischner, Lowenthal, Mond, Oberlender, Orling, Rothstein, Schnell, Tepper, Tobias,
Turner, Puryc IN ... Bircza area, Drohobycz, Dynow, Khyrow, Korzeniec, Leszczawa
Dolna, Moscow, Mrzyglod, Nowa Wies, Poltawa, Przemysl, Rybotycze, Sanok, Vinnitsa,
Zohatyn [Poland and Ukraine]; Buenos Aires, New York City [Americas]

MODERATOR NOTE: The photos and information >from the cemetery referred to above
will be added to JOWBR. We are grateful to Gershon for sharing this with JewishGen


social security application #general

richard baum <rxbaum@...>
 

Dear members:

In late November 2009 I applied for a copy of a Social Security Application of a
relative that I had located on the SSDI. In the past, when I paid for a copy of an
application, I typically waited about six weeks. My current request has not yet
been answered even though it has been almost five months.

Has anyone else recently experienced such a long delay?

I want to send a written inquiry to the SSA but could not find an appropriate
Social Security Administration office to which I can address my inquiry.

Richard Baum
NYC

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen social security application #general

richard baum <rxbaum@...>
 

Dear members:

In late November 2009 I applied for a copy of a Social Security Application of a
relative that I had located on the SSDI. In the past, when I paid for a copy of an
application, I typically waited about six weeks. My current request has not yet
been answered even though it has been almost five months.

Has anyone else recently experienced such a long delay?

I want to send a written inquiry to the SSA but could not find an appropriate
Social Security Administration office to which I can address my inquiry.

Richard Baum
NYC

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interest to share. Messages which include criticism of they way this or any other
government agency operates will not be posted


Polish Translation Birth Record #poland

Peggy Morrow
 

I would appreciate your help in translating this two page ledger.

The last entry is the birth record for Majer. His parents are Leib
Bretschneider and Gittel Geller. Please help me with everything else this
says.

The ledger is in two pages
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15178
and
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15179

Thanks for your help!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFIELD
KORNFELD >from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN and NEWMAN from
Budapest Hungary and Chicago; KRAMER >from Galicia and Chicago

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JRI Poland #Poland Polish Translation Birth Record #poland

Peggy Morrow
 

I would appreciate your help in translating this two page ledger.

The last entry is the birth record for Majer. His parents are Leib
Bretschneider and Gittel Geller. Please help me with everything else this
says.

The ledger is in two pages
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15178
and
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15179

Thanks for your help!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFIELD
KORNFELD >from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN and NEWMAN from
Budapest Hungary and Chicago; KRAMER >from Galicia and Chicago

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Re: LDS records for Tarnopol on CD #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

In his message copied below, Jurek Hirschberg shows interest in the LDS
microfilms of Tarnopol records. These microfilmed Tarnopol records are just
a part of the Jewish records >from the Ukraine State Historical Archives in
Lviv that were microfilmed by the LDS Church and made available in late
2006.

Jurek is correct in stating that JRI-Poland does NOT have a project to index
these microfilms. In late 2006, JRI-Poland did investigate the possibility
of indexing these microfilms and found that written permission was required
from the head of the Ukraine State Archives to undertake such a project. At
that time, JRI-Poland determined that a request for permission would likely
be denied. We continue to monitor the situation concerning the Archives in
Ukraine and still believe that permission will not be granted.

JRI-Poland does provide information about this collection of LDS microfilms
at http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/lviv.htm. A detailed inventory in Excel
format (a work in progress) can viewed by clicking the "more detailed
inventory" link in the fourth paragraph.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I need to examine the LDS records for Tarnopol that come >from the Lviv
Archive. They are not part of the JRI project. Spending time at one of the
LDS Family History Centers is not practical. I wonder if anybody has managed
to obtain those records on a CD and would be interested in sharing them.

Please contact me privately.

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm, Sweden
jurek.hirschberg@hirschberg.se


JRI Poland #Poland Re: LDS records for Tarnopol on CD #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

In his message copied below, Jurek Hirschberg shows interest in the LDS
microfilms of Tarnopol records. These microfilmed Tarnopol records are just
a part of the Jewish records >from the Ukraine State Historical Archives in
Lviv that were microfilmed by the LDS Church and made available in late
2006.

Jurek is correct in stating that JRI-Poland does NOT have a project to index
these microfilms. In late 2006, JRI-Poland did investigate the possibility
of indexing these microfilms and found that written permission was required
from the head of the Ukraine State Archives to undertake such a project. At
that time, JRI-Poland determined that a request for permission would likely
be denied. We continue to monitor the situation concerning the Archives in
Ukraine and still believe that permission will not be granted.

JRI-Poland does provide information about this collection of LDS microfilms
at http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/lviv.htm. A detailed inventory in Excel
format (a work in progress) can viewed by clicking the "more detailed
inventory" link in the fourth paragraph.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I need to examine the LDS records for Tarnopol that come >from the Lviv
Archive. They are not part of the JRI project. Spending time at one of the
LDS Family History Centers is not practical. I wonder if anybody has managed
to obtain those records on a CD and would be interested in sharing them.

Please contact me privately.

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm, Sweden
jurek.hirschberg@hirschberg.se


JGSCV May Meeting: Genealogy In The Round #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California, (USA)
Date: Sunday: May 2, 2010 1:30-3:30 pm
Program: Genealogy in the Round: Share Your Successes, Failures, Artifacts and
Brick Walls

Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall, or genealogical
artifact! This is YOUR meeting-We all learn >from one another-take this opportunity
to share your genealogical story-success or failure, ask questions about your brick
walls, and more!

If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen at
president@JGSCV.org. Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to share-
depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV member or a
potential member-we'd love to hear your genealogical story. The Jewish Genealogical
Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing
genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in
Jewish genealogy and family history.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by JGSCV founding member Hal Bookbinder-- come and talk on your
successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV board member Fred Land on the book,
Who Do you Think You Are. Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and
B. To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available starting
30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored
with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For more information
including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more
information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCV May Meeting: Genealogy In The Round #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California, (USA)
Date: Sunday: May 2, 2010 1:30-3:30 pm
Program: Genealogy in the Round: Share Your Successes, Failures, Artifacts and
Brick Walls

Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall, or genealogical
artifact! This is YOUR meeting-We all learn >from one another-take this opportunity
to share your genealogical story-success or failure, ask questions about your brick
walls, and more!

If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen at
president@JGSCV.org. Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to share-
depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV member or a
potential member-we'd love to hear your genealogical story. The Jewish Genealogical
Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing
genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in
Jewish genealogy and family history.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by JGSCV founding member Hal Bookbinder-- come and talk on your
successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV board member Fred Land on the book,
Who Do you Think You Are. Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and
B. To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available starting
30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored
with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For more information
including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more
information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


family from Warsaw to New York #general

Malcolm Courtney <malcolm.courtney@...>
 

I am looking for my family who emigrated to the US in 1923 aboard the ship Zeeland,
via Antwerp. I am particularly interested in Jakob Steinhauer/Steinhouwer aka Jack
Stein, who was born c.1913 in Warsaw. He travelled to the US with his sister, Hana
(born c.1919), and his mother, Zelda/Selma (born c.1890) to join their father,
David at 322 E 100th. A Jakob Steinhouwer (aka Jack Stein) is shown making
application for naturalisation in the records shown as US Naturalisation Records-
Original Documents 1790-1974 World Archives Project (This is all the detail I have
for this document). If any of these names seem familiar to you, or you can help me
at all, then please contact me privately. I am always grateful for any advice!
Thank you,

Geraldine Courtney, England
Researching: STEINCHAUER/STEINHOUWER, HAUSER/HAUSZA/GAUSZA Warsaw; MARK, KLINK,
YACOBSON, WAAVELL Lithuania, Latvia, Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen family from Warsaw to New York #general

Malcolm Courtney <malcolm.courtney@...>
 

I am looking for my family who emigrated to the US in 1923 aboard the ship Zeeland,
via Antwerp. I am particularly interested in Jakob Steinhauer/Steinhouwer aka Jack
Stein, who was born c.1913 in Warsaw. He travelled to the US with his sister, Hana
(born c.1919), and his mother, Zelda/Selma (born c.1890) to join their father,
David at 322 E 100th. A Jakob Steinhouwer (aka Jack Stein) is shown making
application for naturalisation in the records shown as US Naturalisation Records-
Original Documents 1790-1974 World Archives Project (This is all the detail I have
for this document). If any of these names seem familiar to you, or you can help me
at all, then please contact me privately. I am always grateful for any advice!
Thank you,

Geraldine Courtney, England
Researching: STEINCHAUER/STEINHOUWER, HAUSER/HAUSZA/GAUSZA Warsaw; MARK, KLINK,
YACOBSON, WAAVELL Lithuania, Latvia, Russia


"Sefer Serock" Yizkor Book for Serock, Poland, Table of Contents Translated #general

Howard Orenstein
 

The Table of Contents for "Sefer Serock," the Yizkor Book of Serock/Serotsk,
Poland,has been translated. It can be seen online at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Many thanks to Frida GRAPA CIELAK for her help with the translations and
transliterations.

Howard Orenstein, Ph.D.
Westminster,MD
horenstein@mcdaniel.edu
Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszk,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHWyszkow3.html
Jewish Heritage in Serock,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHSerock3/Welcome.html
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Sefer Serock" Yizkor Book for Serock, Poland, Table of Contents Translated #general

Howard Orenstein
 

The Table of Contents for "Sefer Serock," the Yizkor Book of Serock/Serotsk,
Poland,has been translated. It can be seen online at the following link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

Many thanks to Frida GRAPA CIELAK for her help with the translations and
transliterations.

Howard Orenstein, Ph.D.
Westminster,MD
horenstein@mcdaniel.edu
Explore Your Jewish Heritage in Wyszk,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHWyszkow3.html
Jewish Heritage in Serock,Poland:
http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/Psychology/HBO/JHSerock3/Welcome.html
Searching for:
ORENSTEIN -- Serock, Wyszkow, Pultusk, Plonsk, Poland
HOLLAND (GOLAND), PIENIEK, OSTROWIAK -- Serock, Wyszkow, Poland
BLUM (BLOOM) -- Wyszkow, Poland; London, England


Re: Lithuanian Grandmother named Mary #general

mfrankhp@...
 

My grandmother came to the US in 1906 >from Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania). She was
known by her family as Meryl, but her passport has several different translations.
The Russian page of her passport reads Mera. The French page reads Marie, and
another page reads Mary. In the US, she went by Mary, but her gravestone reads
Marie in English. In other words, it was not uncommon to translate names into the
English form, formally and informally. They all derive >from the Hebrew Miriam.

Meryl Frank
Highland Park, NJ

RESEARCHING:
Kagan/Punski in Vilna,Karaban in Kovno/Kaunas,Boyarski /Bayroff/Weinstein in
Vashiloshok

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lithuanian Grandmother named Mary #general

mfrankhp@...
 

My grandmother came to the US in 1906 >from Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania). She was
known by her family as Meryl, but her passport has several different translations.
The Russian page of her passport reads Mera. The French page reads Marie, and
another page reads Mary. In the US, she went by Mary, but her gravestone reads
Marie in English. In other words, it was not uncommon to translate names into the
English form, formally and informally. They all derive >from the Hebrew Miriam.

Meryl Frank
Highland Park, NJ

RESEARCHING:
Kagan/Punski in Vilna,Karaban in Kovno/Kaunas,Boyarski /Bayroff/Weinstein in
Vashiloshok

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Re: burial of infants, babies, and children #general

Jim Gutterman
 

What Mr. Leviton said naturally makes sense. Unfortunate part though is that the
cheaper, smaller headstones, often of young children who descendents may be far less
aware of if at all, seem to lead to children's sections that I've seen falling into
disrepair, particularly once a burial society becomes inactive. Definitely observed
that at Mt.Zion. Such a shame.

Jim Gutterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: burial of infants, babies, and children #general

Jim Gutterman
 

What Mr. Leviton said naturally makes sense. Unfortunate part though is that the
cheaper, smaller headstones, often of young children who descendents may be far less
aware of if at all, seem to lead to children's sections that I've seen falling into
disrepair, particularly once a burial society becomes inactive. Definitely observed
that at Mt.Zion. Such a shame.

Jim Gutterman


Re: immigration help South Africa 1906- Salk family #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In addition to the resources that Saul Issroff mentioned regarding immigration to
South Africa which are ones you should always check first, there is also the
findmypast.com site. Their records of departure immigration >from England are from
1890-1960 and you can specify a destination of South Africa. Doing that you will
find 10 entries for SALK going to South Africa.

Taking that information, you can then go to Ancestry.com and look at the Hamberg
passenger list and you will find immigration records to South Africa for a Jac
SALK, born about 1870, who left Vilkomir, went to Hamberg and arrived in
Southampton on the ship Greek on July 20, 1895 and left on July 27, 1895 for South
Africa. Since it is 1895, he won't be found in the Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter
Database as they start entries in 1896. However, Jac Salk can be reconfirmed by
looking at the resources on the South Africa RootsWeb that Saul Issroff mentioned.
There are several entries for a Jac or a Jacob SALK. He was married to a Clara
Kaplan according to the National Archives of South Africa site. Given that info,
you can post on the South Africa SIG digest and perhaps get a response >from their
descendants.

You can also look into Ancestry.com's UK Arrivals for the period and specify from
South Africa.

Their immigration records >from England to America provide the listing on June 3,
1906 for the SALK family made up of Ester Salk, mother, her daughter Rebecca Salk
going to their son M. Salk; and then Ester's son Solomon and his wife Blume and
their children Elias and Max going to an uncle a Mr. Herson.

In addition, there are Naturalization records on Ancestry.com which list SALK
family members including Solomon SALK who was born December 15, 1874 in Vilkomir,
Russia aka Ukmerge, Lithuania. His wife was Florence and he lived at 54 Blossom
Street, Chelsea in 1914.

It helps to look at all of these resources in order to confirm information or
obtain new bits of data in your search.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: immigration help South Africa 1906- Salk family #general

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

In addition to the resources that Saul Issroff mentioned regarding immigration to
South Africa which are ones you should always check first, there is also the
findmypast.com site. Their records of departure immigration >from England are from
1890-1960 and you can specify a destination of South Africa. Doing that you will
find 10 entries for SALK going to South Africa.

Taking that information, you can then go to Ancestry.com and look at the Hamberg
passenger list and you will find immigration records to South Africa for a Jac
SALK, born about 1870, who left Vilkomir, went to Hamberg and arrived in
Southampton on the ship Greek on July 20, 1895 and left on July 27, 1895 for South
Africa. Since it is 1895, he won't be found in the Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter
Database as they start entries in 1896. However, Jac Salk can be reconfirmed by
looking at the resources on the South Africa RootsWeb that Saul Issroff mentioned.
There are several entries for a Jac or a Jacob SALK. He was married to a Clara
Kaplan according to the National Archives of South Africa site. Given that info,
you can post on the South Africa SIG digest and perhaps get a response >from their
descendants.

You can also look into Ancestry.com's UK Arrivals for the period and specify from
South Africa.

Their immigration records >from England to America provide the listing on June 3,
1906 for the SALK family made up of Ester Salk, mother, her daughter Rebecca Salk
going to their son M. Salk; and then Ester's son Solomon and his wife Blume and
their children Elias and Max going to an uncle a Mr. Herson.

In addition, there are Naturalization records on Ancestry.com which list SALK
family members including Solomon SALK who was born December 15, 1874 in Vilkomir,
Russia aka Ukmerge, Lithuania. His wife was Florence and he lived at 54 Blossom
Street, Chelsea in 1914.

It helps to look at all of these resources in order to confirm information or
obtain new bits of data in your search.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net