Date   

HIAS Boston Arrival Cards Now On-line #general

Susan&David
 

Within Jewishgen's USA databases is the index to Boston Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society Arrival Cards.

Familysearch.org has scanned the nine reels of microfilm for these
cards. The scanned images, not indexed, are on line:

On the FamilySearch.org website click Catalog > Titles and search for
"Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Card File I-96"
to get here:

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1050948?availability=Family%20History%20Library
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/nFi1wI ]

If you get a hit in Jewishgen's USA database for this set of records:
Use the film number in the database go to the Familysearch web-site and
locate the on-line scanned card image.

Note 1. The Seq # number in the database is given to a family traveling
together whose members may occupy several cards in the file. It is not
he same as the FamilySearch image number.

Note 2. Most, but not all, of the scanned images are in alphabetical
order by surname. It may take some scanning back and forth before you
find your image. A few are wildly out of order. If you have a lot of
difficulty send me an e-mail.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen HIAS Boston Arrival Cards Now On-line #general

Susan&David
 

Within Jewishgen's USA databases is the index to Boston Hebrew Immigrant
Aid Society Arrival Cards.

Familysearch.org has scanned the nine reels of microfilm for these
cards. The scanned images, not indexed, are on line:

On the FamilySearch.org website click Catalog > Titles and search for
"Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Card File I-96"
to get here:

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1050948?availability=Family%20History%20Library
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/nFi1wI ]

If you get a hit in Jewishgen's USA database for this set of records:
Use the film number in the database go to the Familysearch web-site and
locate the on-line scanned card image.

Note 1. The Seq # number in the database is given to a family traveling
together whose members may occupy several cards in the file. It is not
he same as the FamilySearch image number.

Note 2. Most, but not all, of the scanned images are in alphabetical
order by surname. It may take some scanning back and forth before you
find your image. A few are wildly out of order. If you have a lot of
difficulty send me an e-mail.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

wenglenski virginie <vwenglen@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55007

It's about SZWARCBERG Jankel.

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

Virginie Wenglenski


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

wenglenski virginie <vwenglen@...>
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need a translation. It is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM55007

It's about SZWARCBERG Jankel.

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

Virginie Wenglenski


(US) USCIS Webinar With Marian Smith May 23, 2017 on Philadelphia Immigration Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) is offering a
free webinar Tuesday, May 23, 1 p.m. Eastern Time given by Marian Smith on
immigrant processing operations in Philadelphia between approximately 1882
and 1909, entitled, "Mrs. Kaney and the Philadelphia Immigration Business,
ca. 1882-1909."

The webinar is free. Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars and scroll
down to date of May 23. Click on "attend session."

This webinar will not be recorded, so be sure to join them live.

Marian is a wonderful resource and has spoken at a number of previous IAJGS
conferences.

USCIS is now using Adobe Connect to deliver webinars. If you have never
attended an Adobe Connect meeting before-do these BEFORE the webinar so you
are ready to go at the correct time:

.Test your connection:
https://uscisconnect.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
.Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
.Visual Quick Start Guide
https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

If you experience problems with Adobe Connect contact 1-888-220-5228.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) USCIS Webinar With Marian Smith May 23, 2017 on Philadelphia Immigration Records #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) is offering a
free webinar Tuesday, May 23, 1 p.m. Eastern Time given by Marian Smith on
immigrant processing operations in Philadelphia between approximately 1882
and 1909, entitled, "Mrs. Kaney and the Philadelphia Immigration Business,
ca. 1882-1909."

The webinar is free. Go to: https://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars and scroll
down to date of May 23. Click on "attend session."

This webinar will not be recorded, so be sure to join them live.

Marian is a wonderful resource and has spoken at a number of previous IAJGS
conferences.

USCIS is now using Adobe Connect to deliver webinars. If you have never
attended an Adobe Connect meeting before-do these BEFORE the webinar so you
are ready to go at the correct time:

.Test your connection:
https://uscisconnect.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
.Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
.Visual Quick Start Guide
https://seminars.adobeconnect.com/_a227210/vqs-participants/

If you experience problems with Adobe Connect contact 1-888-220-5228.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Korostein Records or Local Contact #ukraine

perry mittler <perrymi@...>
 

My Grandfather Joseph Berman came to NY in the 1930's >from Korostein, He
came to visit his brother Abraham. He brought with him his brothers wife
and children. They had left family behind and never talked much about
them. Joseph passed in the 70's when I was 10 years old and had not talked
to him about where he came >from and family. Anyone have any contacts in
Korostein or ideas how I may track my Grandfathers family information?
Thank you
Perry Mittler
Aurora, Colorado

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might wish to check the JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff). There are over 100 researchers listed there for Korosten.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Korostein Records or Local Contact #ukraine

perry mittler <perrymi@...>
 

My Grandfather Joseph Berman came to NY in the 1930's >from Korostein, He
came to visit his brother Abraham. He brought with him his brothers wife
and children. They had left family behind and never talked much about
them. Joseph passed in the 70's when I was 10 years old and had not talked
to him about where he came >from and family. Anyone have any contacts in
Korostein or ideas how I may track my Grandfathers family information?
Thank you
Perry Mittler
Aurora, Colorado

MODERATOR'S NOTE: You might wish to check the JewishGen Family Finder (www.jewishgen.org/jgff). There are over 100 researchers listed there for Korosten.


INTRO - researching STEINHART family from Wurrtemburg #germany

Pegasys . <pegasys420@...>
 

Hello GerSig Members ,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 16
years , However I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German
Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in suburban Illinois in the USA and my native language is English
I also have a great understanding of Latin . Using a variety of online
translators I can move through some basic Italian and German if its
typeface . I'm getting somewhat accustomed to reading and translating
some basic handwritten records also .

I have been building and troubleshooting computers for a bit over 35
years . I have been using and exploring the Internet for just as long,
and once I am pointed in the right direction and get to the right
places I enjoy teaching others how to do so .

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all of my
grandparents and great grandparents and all but 1 set (for certain)
of my maternal great great grandparents , which is the reason I
have come to JewishGen .

My primary research goals now are to find if what I have uncovered
recently is fact, and discover more of that history . Or if it is not
fact , how could I have misinterpreted what I have found
and proceed down whatever turns out to be the correct path .

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 752225 . The family names and
ancestral towns that I have
entered in the Family Finder are: STEINHART >from 1850 to 1880 .

Kreszenz STEINHART Merriman is my maternal great grandmother , who is
relatively well known to me after her appearance in the US.
Paulina STEINHART's origins were a bit of a mystery until recently .
Helen and Josephine were completely unknown to me until recently .

This is what information I have so far :

STEINHART, Kreszenz - Hamburg ? to New York ? Baltimore ? in about 1893 ?
Birth 1884 Scholklingen, Wurttemberg ? - Death 1951 Joliet, Illinois
-
STEINHART, Helen - Scholklingen, Wurttemberg via Antwerp, Belgium to
Joliet, Illinois in 1894
Birth 1870 - Scholklingen, Wurttemberg ? Death 1918 - Joliet, Illinois
-
STEINHART, Paulina - Scholklingen, Wurttemberg ? to Joliet, Will,
Illinois in about 1899 ?
Birth 1875 Scholklingen, Wurttemberg? Death 1912 Joliet, Illinois
-
STEINHART, Josephine - Stutguard, Germany ? Scholklingen, Wurttemberg
? to Joliet, Will, Illinois.
Birth 1884 , Scholklingen, Wurttemberg? Death 1966 Joliet, Illinois

I have an extensive tree on Ancestry that is completely public ,
and/or can provide anyone with a gedcom at anytime.

I am looking to this community to help me understand some information
I have found recently . The source indicates the origen of information
is Jewishgen . So far I have not received any reply to queries sent
to this individual to explain the unusual way in which this information
is displayed and how they got it , and so far cannot reproduce the
results they have in the JGFF .

Marc E Ferguson, suburban Illinois, United States pegasys420@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany INTRO - researching STEINHART family from Wurrtemburg #germany

Pegasys . <pegasys420@...>
 

Hello GerSig Members ,

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for 16
years , However I consider myself to be a beginner in doing German
Jewish Genealogy research.

I live in suburban Illinois in the USA and my native language is English
I also have a great understanding of Latin . Using a variety of online
translators I can move through some basic Italian and German if its
typeface . I'm getting somewhat accustomed to reading and translating
some basic handwritten records also .

I have been building and troubleshooting computers for a bit over 35
years . I have been using and exploring the Internet for just as long,
and once I am pointed in the right direction and get to the right
places I enjoy teaching others how to do so .

I have identified the names and birth and death dates of all of my
grandparents and great grandparents and all but 1 set (for certain)
of my maternal great great grandparents , which is the reason I
have come to JewishGen .

My primary research goals now are to find if what I have uncovered
recently is fact, and discover more of that history . Or if it is not
fact , how could I have misinterpreted what I have found
and proceed down whatever turns out to be the correct path .

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 752225 . The family names and
ancestral towns that I have
entered in the Family Finder are: STEINHART >from 1850 to 1880 .

Kreszenz STEINHART Merriman is my maternal great grandmother , who is
relatively well known to me after her appearance in the US.
Paulina STEINHART's origins were a bit of a mystery until recently .
Helen and Josephine were completely unknown to me until recently .

This is what information I have so far :

STEINHART, Kreszenz - Hamburg ? to New York ? Baltimore ? in about 1893 ?
Birth 1884 Scholklingen, Wurttemberg ? - Death 1951 Joliet, Illinois
-
STEINHART, Helen - Scholklingen, Wurttemberg via Antwerp, Belgium to
Joliet, Illinois in 1894
Birth 1870 - Scholklingen, Wurttemberg ? Death 1918 - Joliet, Illinois
-
STEINHART, Paulina - Scholklingen, Wurttemberg ? to Joliet, Will,
Illinois in about 1899 ?
Birth 1875 Scholklingen, Wurttemberg? Death 1912 Joliet, Illinois
-
STEINHART, Josephine - Stutguard, Germany ? Scholklingen, Wurttemberg
? to Joliet, Will, Illinois.
Birth 1884 , Scholklingen, Wurttemberg? Death 1966 Joliet, Illinois

I have an extensive tree on Ancestry that is completely public ,
and/or can provide anyone with a gedcom at anytime.

I am looking to this community to help me understand some information
I have found recently . The source indicates the origen of information
is Jewishgen . So far I have not received any reply to queries sent
to this individual to explain the unusual way in which this information
is displayed and how they got it , and so far cannot reproduce the
results they have in the JGFF .

Marc E Ferguson, suburban Illinois, United States pegasys420@gmail.com


Re: new york research #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Emily H Garber wrote:
[snip] I do want to add one resource for NYC probate records that one might
check before heading to the City: FamilySearch.org.[snip]
I thought I mentioned the existence of online records at FamilySearch and
Ancestry for New York City probates.

Family Search has the index cards >from Brooklyn (Kings County) and Queens but
they are not indexed so you have to browse to hunt out the information. Also
a big caveat >from personal experience there are errors in the scanning-- I
have a file >from a family member and I went to the online images of the index
and that person is not shown. The next time I was in the Brooklyn records
room I checked the actual cards and the person is there -- somehow it was
missed when they put the images online.

Family Search also has some Manhattan records, plus scanned but not searchable
probates >from The Bronx and Queens online but you have to browse the files.

Ancestry also has some of the earlier probate records >from New York.

Also >from personal experience I would say none of the courts have been willing
to take phone requests and pull files so they are waiting for you. If you get
that service please tell because I can not tell you how much time I have spent
waiting for files to be retrieved.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: new york research #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Emily H Garber wrote:
[snip] I do want to add one resource for NYC probate records that one might
check before heading to the City: FamilySearch.org.[snip]
I thought I mentioned the existence of online records at FamilySearch and
Ancestry for New York City probates.

Family Search has the index cards >from Brooklyn (Kings County) and Queens but
they are not indexed so you have to browse to hunt out the information. Also
a big caveat >from personal experience there are errors in the scanning-- I
have a file >from a family member and I went to the online images of the index
and that person is not shown. The next time I was in the Brooklyn records
room I checked the actual cards and the person is there -- somehow it was
missed when they put the images online.

Family Search also has some Manhattan records, plus scanned but not searchable
probates >from The Bronx and Queens online but you have to browse the files.

Ancestry also has some of the earlier probate records >from New York.

Also >from personal experience I would say none of the courts have been willing
to take phone requests and pull files so they are waiting for you. If you get
that service please tell because I can not tell you how much time I have spent
waiting for files to be retrieved.

Allan Jordan


Re: Russian relative born in Germany, on the way to America? #general

pweinthal
 

Dear Mark,

As you hunt for documentation, you will find many lapses, mispellings, mistakes,
and outright inventions on official forms especially in the days before
standardized record-keeping. Even the advent of computerized records doesn't
prevent a vowel >from being dropped out of a name, or 2 record entries getting
inter-mingled. Everytime someone writes or re-enters information, mistakes can
be introduced. When dealing with people who did not speak the same language as
the clerk, mistakes happen even more frequently. Expect imprecision.

It's helpful to read up on the who-what-why and intent behind a document's
creation and how this changed over time. Unsurprisingly, there are numerous
articles and reference books written for genealogists on this subject. That may
help you find out why someone may not be included in a family group. Evaluating
the extent of a source document's reliability is a critical skill for a
genealogist. A reference librarian can help. Elizabeth Shown Mills is one well
known author.

<<After WWI, and when the woman had children, she probably decided thought it
best, to tell a "white" lie, and say that she was born in America, rather than
Germany.>>

That assumption is a stretch at best.

Census listings are frequently imprecise or just wrong. Neighbors and children
would often be queried if the adults weren't home or didn't speak English. The
primary purpose of the enumeration is to determine how many congressional seats
should be allocated to a state. The remaining questions were not checked for
accuracy or thoroughness. Census record are sealed for 72 years. There's no
advantage to lie.

Don't forget, too, European national boundaries change. One year's Russia became
Poland or Germany the next. Answers to a census may reflect that.

sincerely,
Pat Weinthal
Massachusetts, USA

Mark London <mrl@psfc.mit.edu> wrote:

Hi - Does anybody have a story about a Russian relative who was born in
Germany, while the family was traveling to America? I was researching
a Latvian family who came to America in 1891. Records show that the
youngest daughter, was born about that year. She's listed in the 1900 &
1910 censuses, as being born in Germany, while her 2 year older sister,
is listed as being born in Russia. In the later censuses, the younger
sister is listed as being born in America.

The Hamburg to UK passenger list for the family, includes a 1 year old
child, who could be this daughter. However, in the Liverpool to US
passenger list, this younger daughter, is not listed. Could the child
have been born in Germany, and have been so young, that the US list
would not have included her?

After WWI, and when the woman had children, she probably decided thought
it best, to tell a "white" lie, and say that she was born in America,
rather than Germany.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Russian relative born in Germany, on the way to America? #general

pweinthal
 

Dear Mark,

As you hunt for documentation, you will find many lapses, mispellings, mistakes,
and outright inventions on official forms especially in the days before
standardized record-keeping. Even the advent of computerized records doesn't
prevent a vowel >from being dropped out of a name, or 2 record entries getting
inter-mingled. Everytime someone writes or re-enters information, mistakes can
be introduced. When dealing with people who did not speak the same language as
the clerk, mistakes happen even more frequently. Expect imprecision.

It's helpful to read up on the who-what-why and intent behind a document's
creation and how this changed over time. Unsurprisingly, there are numerous
articles and reference books written for genealogists on this subject. That may
help you find out why someone may not be included in a family group. Evaluating
the extent of a source document's reliability is a critical skill for a
genealogist. A reference librarian can help. Elizabeth Shown Mills is one well
known author.

<<After WWI, and when the woman had children, she probably decided thought it
best, to tell a "white" lie, and say that she was born in America, rather than
Germany.>>

That assumption is a stretch at best.

Census listings are frequently imprecise or just wrong. Neighbors and children
would often be queried if the adults weren't home or didn't speak English. The
primary purpose of the enumeration is to determine how many congressional seats
should be allocated to a state. The remaining questions were not checked for
accuracy or thoroughness. Census record are sealed for 72 years. There's no
advantage to lie.

Don't forget, too, European national boundaries change. One year's Russia became
Poland or Germany the next. Answers to a census may reflect that.

sincerely,
Pat Weinthal
Massachusetts, USA

Mark London <mrl@psfc.mit.edu> wrote:

Hi - Does anybody have a story about a Russian relative who was born in
Germany, while the family was traveling to America? I was researching
a Latvian family who came to America in 1891. Records show that the
youngest daughter, was born about that year. She's listed in the 1900 &
1910 censuses, as being born in Germany, while her 2 year older sister,
is listed as being born in Russia. In the later censuses, the younger
sister is listed as being born in America.

The Hamburg to UK passenger list for the family, includes a 1 year old
child, who could be this daughter. However, in the Liverpool to US
passenger list, this younger daughter, is not listed. Could the child
have been born in Germany, and have been so young, that the US list
would not have included her?

After WWI, and when the woman had children, she probably decided thought
it best, to tell a "white" lie, and say that she was born in America,
rather than Germany.


Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017 #general

Emily Garber
 

Our last meeting before we take a short break for the summer will be
held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 >from 1:30-3:30 PM.

Please note a change of venue. We will hold this meeting in the
bungalow at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center (Arizona Jewish
Historical Society), 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

We will start the meeting with a short discussion about some of
JewishGen's All [Country] databases (for example, "All Lithuania").

After that we will conduct a mentoring session. Come prepared with
questions regarding how to move your research forward during the next
few months.

Look forward to seeing you!

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017 #general

Emily Garber
 

Our last meeting before we take a short break for the summer will be
held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 >from 1:30-3:30 PM.

Please note a change of venue. We will hold this meeting in the
bungalow at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center (Arizona Jewish
Historical Society), 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

We will start the meeting with a short discussion about some of
JewishGen's All [Country] databases (for example, "All Lithuania").

After that we will conduct a mentoring session. Come prepared with
questions regarding how to move your research forward during the next
few months.

Look forward to seeing you!

Emily Garber
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group


Help Needed #poland

Marilyn Silva
 

I found a listing on JRI-Poland for a document I need. The name is
Izrael Kostenberg; birth listed as 1839; AKTA 22; town of Staszow,
Radom Gubernia.

There is a link to view an image. The problem is that there is no way
I can print AKTA 22 for a future translation request.

The image has 4 docs on it and I am finding it impossible to print the
one I need. Only partials of the other docs show up. It was evidently
not scanned to allow this. Is there anything I can do to get this
printed?

Any help will be appreciated.
Marilyn Silva
KOSTENBERG, KISTENBERG, KESTENBERG, GRZEBIN, ZALOSZYNSKI all in Warsaw


JRI Poland #Poland Help Needed #poland

Marilyn Silva
 

I found a listing on JRI-Poland for a document I need. The name is
Izrael Kostenberg; birth listed as 1839; AKTA 22; town of Staszow,
Radom Gubernia.

There is a link to view an image. The problem is that there is no way
I can print AKTA 22 for a future translation request.

The image has 4 docs on it and I am finding it impossible to print the
one I need. Only partials of the other docs show up. It was evidently
not scanned to allow this. Is there anything I can do to get this
printed?

Any help will be appreciated.
Marilyn Silva
KOSTENBERG, KISTENBERG, KESTENBERG, GRZEBIN, ZALOSZYNSKI all in Warsaw


Looking for an obituarie from Poland 1924 Moshe Kirzner #poland

Moshe Schaeffer
 

Were there obituaries or death notices printed in newspapers in Poland
in the 1920's? If there were is there a place to look for one . I am
looking for Moshe KIRZNER, son of Zacharia passed away in 1924 in Warsaw.

If not obituaries what be a way to find out more about him and his death.

T hank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem


JRI Poland #Poland Looking for an obituarie from Poland 1924 Moshe Kirzner #poland

Moshe Schaeffer
 

Were there obituaries or death notices printed in newspapers in Poland
in the 1920's? If there were is there a place to look for one . I am
looking for Moshe KIRZNER, son of Zacharia passed away in 1924 in Warsaw.

If not obituaries what be a way to find out more about him and his death.

T hank you for your help in this matter.
Moshe Schaeffer
Jerusalem

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