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More records from the 1858 Revision List for Vilna #lithuania

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is happy to announce the receipt of two
more sets of untranslated records >from the 1858 Revision List for the city of
Vilna.

We now have translated records for approximately 2000 individuals. In
addition, we have records for another 7000 individuals which could be in the
cue for translation. Unfortunately, this has not been possible. This data
represents almost one-third of the Jewish population of Vilna at the time.

If you are interested in seeing to the translation of these records and are
committed to support this effort, please contact us at Joelrat@....

We wish everyone a happy and kosher Pesach.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania More records from the 1858 Revision List for Vilna #lithuania

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is happy to announce the receipt of two
more sets of untranslated records >from the 1858 Revision List for the city of
Vilna.

We now have translated records for approximately 2000 individuals. In
addition, we have records for another 7000 individuals which could be in the
cue for translation. Unfortunately, this has not been possible. This data
represents almost one-third of the Jewish population of Vilna at the time.

If you are interested in seeing to the translation of these records and are
committed to support this effort, please contact us at Joelrat@....

We wish everyone a happy and kosher Pesach.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Litvaks and Their Calendars ~ Hebrew, Julian, & Gregorian #lithuania

Judith27
 

Since Pesach is just around the corner, most of us are very mindful of
the calendar's strong hold on us...

With that in mind, the LitvakSIG Online Journal is proud to announce
the e-publication of a timely article entitled "Litvaks and Their Calendars ~ Or How to Navigate Between the Torah Portion, and the Hebrew, Gregorian, and Julian Calendars" by Jacob Bleadon.

If you want to know more about these different calendars, plus advice on programs and URLs to use to work with converting and intercalculating dates between calendars, we invite you to read this article at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/litvakcal.htm

Chag Pesach Sameach!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan,
Editor, The LitvakSIG Online Journal

P.S. You might also want to come view the two Passover greetings on the
LitvakSIG Home Page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/index.htm


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvaks and Their Calendars ~ Hebrew, Julian, & Gregorian #lithuania

Judith27
 

Since Pesach is just around the corner, most of us are very mindful of
the calendar's strong hold on us...

With that in mind, the LitvakSIG Online Journal is proud to announce
the e-publication of a timely article entitled "Litvaks and Their Calendars ~ Or How to Navigate Between the Torah Portion, and the Hebrew, Gregorian, and Julian Calendars" by Jacob Bleadon.

If you want to know more about these different calendars, plus advice on programs and URLs to use to work with converting and intercalculating dates between calendars, we invite you to read this article at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/litvakcal.htm

Chag Pesach Sameach!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan,
Editor, The LitvakSIG Online Journal

P.S. You might also want to come view the two Passover greetings on the
LitvakSIG Home Page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/index.htm


Re: Research in New York City #belarus

Stephen B. Nathan <nathansb@...>
 

There is a book on point.
"Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area".
Edited by Estelle M. Guzik
ISBN 0-9621863-0-9
Compiled and Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 6398
New York, NY 10128
My volume is 1989 by I think there is an update.

Be prepared to spend a week or more.

Good Luck
Steve

Daniel Kazez wrote:

I would like to visit New York City and visit libraries, archives,
and governmental record offices that will help me learn about a
family that lived in several of the boroughs >from 1870 to present
(especially 1905 to 1950).

Is there a book available that gives a good outline on doing
research in the Big Apple?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research in New York City #general

Stephen B. Nathan <nathansb@...>
 

There is a book on point.
"Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area".
Edited by Estelle M. Guzik
ISBN 0-9621863-0-9
Compiled and Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 6398
New York, NY 10128
My volume is 1989 by I think there is an update.

Be prepared to spend a week or more.

Good Luck
Steve

Daniel Kazez wrote:

I would like to visit New York City and visit libraries, archives,
and governmental record offices that will help me learn about a
family that lived in several of the boroughs >from 1870 to present
(especially 1905 to 1950).

Is there a book available that gives a good outline on doing
research in the Big Apple?


Mumma, BARKIN, HENES, HOLENDER, SUGARMAN #general

vzelvin@...
 

Dear JewishGeners, Thanks to the discussions on Mumma I now know that
the elusive Mumma Risha in my husband's Barkin family branch, is really
Aunt Risha.

Now I need help finding this family. Barkin family of Yehuda (Udel)
Leib Barkin b.c. 1820 married Sarah Chiah Levy. They had Leah who
married Mr. Bernstein, Freida Basha (my husband's great grandmother born
1847 who married Nathan\ Nachman Plimack ) and "Mumma" Risha. Either
Risha was a sister or married a man named Morris Barcan or he was the
sibling, and named Morris Barkin. They had two children Louis and Rivil
(Rebecca)
Rivil married Sam Henes. They were probably born in the 1870's.
and married before 1902 as Sam Henes was a witness to the marriage of
Rivil's cousins and my huband's grandparents Rachel Leah Plimack to
Joseph Kaplan, June 1902 in New York City. I have not found Sam Henes
in New York City Directories during that era. The only notation I have
is that they moved to Waterbury, CT. No Henes live in CT now and I have
no idea during which period they lived in Waterbury..

They had a son? and a daughter Sadie who married a mister Sugarman, and
a daughter "Momie?" (that name again) who married Harry Holender.
Would love to hear >from anyone who has heard ot these people.

Vivian E. Shore Zelvin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mumma, BARKIN, HENES, HOLENDER, SUGARMAN #general

vzelvin@...
 

Dear JewishGeners, Thanks to the discussions on Mumma I now know that
the elusive Mumma Risha in my husband's Barkin family branch, is really
Aunt Risha.

Now I need help finding this family. Barkin family of Yehuda (Udel)
Leib Barkin b.c. 1820 married Sarah Chiah Levy. They had Leah who
married Mr. Bernstein, Freida Basha (my husband's great grandmother born
1847 who married Nathan\ Nachman Plimack ) and "Mumma" Risha. Either
Risha was a sister or married a man named Morris Barcan or he was the
sibling, and named Morris Barkin. They had two children Louis and Rivil
(Rebecca)
Rivil married Sam Henes. They were probably born in the 1870's.
and married before 1902 as Sam Henes was a witness to the marriage of
Rivil's cousins and my huband's grandparents Rachel Leah Plimack to
Joseph Kaplan, June 1902 in New York City. I have not found Sam Henes
in New York City Directories during that era. The only notation I have
is that they moved to Waterbury, CT. No Henes live in CT now and I have
no idea during which period they lived in Waterbury..

They had a son? and a daughter Sadie who married a mister Sugarman, and
a daughter "Momie?" (that name again) who married Harry Holender.
Would love to hear >from anyone who has heard ot these people.

Vivian E. Shore Zelvin


More records from the 1858 Revision List for Vilna #general

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is happy to announce the receipt of two
more sets of untranslated records >from the 1858 Revision List for the city
of Vilna.

We now have translated records for approximately 2000 individuals. In
addition, we have records for another 7000 individuals which could be in
the cue for translation. Unfortunately, this has not been possible. This
data represents almost one-third of the Jewish population of Vilna at
the time.

If you are interested in seeing to the translation of these records and
are committed to support this effort, please contact us at Joelrat@....

We wish everyone a happy and kosher Pesach.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More records from the 1858 Revision List for Vilna #general

Joelrat@...
 

The Vilna District Research Group is happy to announce the receipt of two
more sets of untranslated records >from the 1858 Revision List for the city
of Vilna.

We now have translated records for approximately 2000 individuals. In
addition, we have records for another 7000 individuals which could be in
the cue for translation. Unfortunately, this has not been possible. This
data represents almost one-third of the Jewish population of Vilna at
the time.

If you are interested in seeing to the translation of these records and
are committed to support this effort, please contact us at Joelrat@....

We wish everyone a happy and kosher Pesach.

Joel Ratner
Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group


Volunteers Needed - 1891 NY Immigrant Index #general

Howard Relles <rellesh@...>
 

We recently completed the Index of 1890 New York Immigrants from
Austria, Poland, and Galicia. Members of the JewishGen database
committee (Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Alan Weiser) are in the
process of putting it up on JewishGen for everyone's use.

Volunteers are now being sought to help create the Index of 1891
New York immigrants >from Austria, Poland, and Galicia. This would
increase the number of immigrants by another 50,000 that everyone
could readily search.

In order to help, you would need access to the microfilms of
ship's records which are available at several National Archives
branches, several large public libraries, and through all of the
LDS Family History Centers around the world. In addition, you
would need computer experience on Microsoft Excel or any other
spreadsheet or database software package.

Anyone interested in volunteering, please email me at:
rellesh@...

Howard Relles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Volunteers Needed - 1891 NY Immigrant Index #general

Howard Relles <rellesh@...>
 

We recently completed the Index of 1890 New York Immigrants from
Austria, Poland, and Galicia. Members of the JewishGen database
committee (Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Alan Weiser) are in the
process of putting it up on JewishGen for everyone's use.

Volunteers are now being sought to help create the Index of 1891
New York immigrants >from Austria, Poland, and Galicia. This would
increase the number of immigrants by another 50,000 that everyone
could readily search.

In order to help, you would need access to the microfilms of
ship's records which are available at several National Archives
branches, several large public libraries, and through all of the
LDS Family History Centers around the world. In addition, you
would need computer experience on Microsoft Excel or any other
spreadsheet or database software package.

Anyone interested in volunteering, please email me at:
rellesh@...

Howard Relles


Re: Research in New York City #belarus

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

See the New York Jewish Genealogical Society Web pages at
http://www.jgsny.org/ and particularly the section on Genealogical
Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@...
http://roots.home.att.net

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gdow, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ)


"Daniel Kazez" <dkazez@...> wrote:

I would like to visit New York City and visit libraries, archives,
and governmental record offices that will help me learn about a
family that lived in several of the boroughs >from 1870 to present
(especially 1905 to 1950).

Is there a book available that gives a good outline on doing
research in the Big Apple?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Research in New York City #general

Stephen Landau <stephen.landau@...>
 

See the New York Jewish Genealogical Society Web pages at
http://www.jgsny.org/ and particularly the section on Genealogical
Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Stephen Landau
White Plains, NY
stephen.landau@...
http://roots.home.att.net

Researching:
LANDAU, Bochnia, Wisnicz [Nowy], Galicia, 1902 to US (NY)
WASSNER, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1900 to US (NY, MA)
GOLDSTEIN, Wielkie Oczy [Vilkutch], Galicia, 1903 to US (NY, MA)
MEINHARD[T], Gdow, Galicia, 1903+ to US (NY, NJ)


"Daniel Kazez" <dkazez@...> wrote:

I would like to visit New York City and visit libraries, archives,
and governmental record offices that will help me learn about a
family that lived in several of the boroughs >from 1870 to present
(especially 1905 to 1950).

Is there a book available that gives a good outline on doing
research in the Big Apple?


Litvaks and Their Calendars ~ Hebrew, Gregorian, & Julian #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
Since Pesach is just around the corner, most of us are very mindful
at them moment of the calendar's strong hold on us...
With that in mind, the LitvakSIG Online Journal is proud to
announce the e-publication of a timely article entitled "Litvaks and Their
Calendars ~ Or How to Navigate Between the Torah Portion, and the Hebrew,
Gregorian, and Julian Calendars" by Jacob Bleadon. If you want to know
more about these different calendars, plus advice on programs and URLS to
use to work with the converting and intercalculating dates between
calendars, we invite you to read this article at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/litvakcal.htm
Chag Pesach Sameach!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@...>
Editor, The LitvakSIG Online Journal
Long Beach, New York

P.S. You might also want to come view the two Passover greetings on the
LitvakSIG Home Page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/index.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Litvaks and Their Calendars ~ Hebrew, Gregorian, & Julian #general

Judith27
 

Dear JewishGendom,
Since Pesach is just around the corner, most of us are very mindful
at them moment of the calendar's strong hold on us...
With that in mind, the LitvakSIG Online Journal is proud to
announce the e-publication of a timely article entitled "Litvaks and Their
Calendars ~ Or How to Navigate Between the Torah Portion, and the Hebrew,
Gregorian, and Julian Calendars" by Jacob Bleadon. If you want to know
more about these different calendars, plus advice on programs and URLS to
use to work with the converting and intercalculating dates between
calendars, we invite you to read this article at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/litvakcal.htm
Chag Pesach Sameach!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan <Judith27@...>
Editor, The LitvakSIG Online Journal
Long Beach, New York

P.S. You might also want to come view the two Passover greetings on the
LitvakSIG Home Page at http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/index.htm


City Directories #general

Jeanne Gold <jeannegold@...>
 

It seems every time I post information about extracted data >from a city
directory, I get a slew of eMail asking me where to get the information.

For those of you not familiar with the Family History Centers (FHC) in your
area, please check them out.

The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) have a Family History Library
(FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the largest collection of genealogical
material. If the specific item you want to see is not housed at your local
FHC, then it can be rented for only $3.75 for 6 weeks.

As far as I know, all the centers also have free classes about genealogical
research. Even though it is not geared specifically for Jewish research,
much of the information is applicable, particularly for the United States.

I have never experienced any one trying to convert me, so I would not
hesitate recommending going there. Don't be afraid. I've been to the FHC's
in El Cajon (CA), Mission Valley (CA), Laguna Niguel (CA), Chevy Chase (MD)
and Washington, DC. I always found the volunteers helpful and courteous,
though not always able to help me with specific Jewish questions.

For specific Jewish questions, go to your local Jewish Genealogical society
(see http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/ajgs-jgss.html)

To find a local FHC, check the business section of your white page
directory or:
http://www.familysearch.org/Search/searchfhc2.asp

For more information, see the FAQ
(http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html). The information is more
accurate and complete.

Regards,
Jeanne
eMail: JeanneGold@...
Home Page: http://www.gold-cousins.org/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen City Directories #general

Jeanne Gold <jeannegold@...>
 

It seems every time I post information about extracted data >from a city
directory, I get a slew of eMail asking me where to get the information.

For those of you not familiar with the Family History Centers (FHC) in your
area, please check them out.

The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) have a Family History Library
(FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the largest collection of genealogical
material. If the specific item you want to see is not housed at your local
FHC, then it can be rented for only $3.75 for 6 weeks.

As far as I know, all the centers also have free classes about genealogical
research. Even though it is not geared specifically for Jewish research,
much of the information is applicable, particularly for the United States.

I have never experienced any one trying to convert me, so I would not
hesitate recommending going there. Don't be afraid. I've been to the FHC's
in El Cajon (CA), Mission Valley (CA), Laguna Niguel (CA), Chevy Chase (MD)
and Washington, DC. I always found the volunteers helpful and courteous,
though not always able to help me with specific Jewish questions.

For specific Jewish questions, go to your local Jewish Genealogical society
(see http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/ajgs-jgss.html)

To find a local FHC, check the business section of your white page
directory or:
http://www.familysearch.org/Search/searchfhc2.asp

For more information, see the FAQ
(http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html). The information is more
accurate and complete.

Regards,
Jeanne
eMail: JeanneGold@...
Home Page: http://www.gold-cousins.org/


Immigration cards #general

Gilda and Bob Kurtzman <gildak@...>
 

I received the following letter in response to a question I wrote about a
letter on an immigration card which may be of interest to some of you.

Dear Ms. Kurtzman,

Thank you for your letter of March 8, 2000. I hope you do not mind my
responding via email.

The letter "Q" on the inspection card attached to your letter is there
to facilitate inspection and to "match up" a variety of documents
relating to immigrant inspection at U.S. ports of entry in the early
20th century.

As you may know, steamship lines carrying immigrant passengers to the
United States had to list those passengers on manifest forms and
submit those forms to Immigration officials upon arrival and before
any passengers could be landed.

Regulations covering these lists dictated that each page could contain
no more than 30 names, and the lists were to be arranged in
"convenient groups" for the Immigrant Inspectors. A convenient group
not only meant people of the same family, speaking the same language,
and coming >from the same general location, but also grouped into
bundles of the appropriate size for one inspector's work. Thus
passenger manifest for a ship like the MERION arriving June 26th,
1907, would actually be broken down into different parts, and those
parts might be designated alphabetically. Parts Q, R, and S might
list Yiddish-speaking immigrants, and so be given to a
Yiddish-speaking Immigrant Inspector for processing.

Meanwhile, aboard the ship, passengers were given their inspection
cards (to show the Public Health Service Physician) and also given
manifest tags to attach to their clothing. Your immigrant would have
received the inspection card and the tag, both reading "Group Q, Line
6." Then he and the other immigrants were told to line up according
to their group ("all the Q's together") then according to number.

Because of this arrangement, the immigrants appeared before the
Immigrant Inspector in the same order they appeared on the list before
him. It was a wonderfully efficient system that allowed thousands of
immigrants to be inspected each day.

Sadly, it does not impart any vital information about your individual
immigrant. If I can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to
contact me at the address or numbers below.

INS Historian
Washington, DC 20536


Brooklyn Naturalizatoins #general

Jgsny@...
 

The JGS (NY) has begun phase 2 of online searchable database of the index
to Brooklyn Naturalizations (1907 - 1924) located in the Kings County
Clerk's Office. Although still under construction and growing, the
database can be accessed and searched. It is accessible through the
JGS (NY) homepage located at http://www.jgsny.org

There are now, more than 75,000 names of individuals naturalized in the
Kings County Supreme Court in this database. Please keep in mind that with
this announcement there may be a flood of users that may possibly tie up
the system. Just try again later!

Enjoy!

Estelle Guzik
President
JGS (NY)