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Re: 1900-era documents for immigration to USA #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Passports and visa were not required to enter the US until the 1920s.

Prior to that you needed a ticket to get on the ship. If you were not in
good health, or were otherwise thought likely to become a public charge, you
could be refused entry upon arrival.

It would then be the responsibility of the shipping company to return you to
your port of origin (without further charge to you.) Since that was an
additional expense for the shipping company, they sometimes tried to check
people before letting them board their ships.

If you went Canada and did not declare the US as your destination, even the
US inspection might be avoided by landing in Canada, spending some time
there, perhaps traveling west, and entering the US at a land crossing.

--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


"Joy Weaver" <joyweave@...> wrote

I hope that some of you out in "gen-land" are experts on documentation needed
for immigration. At the turn of the 20th century, what kind of documentation
would an immigrant actually have to provide in order to board a ship (and be
allowed to continue the voyage)? Name? Age? Occupation? Destination? Could
they falsify all of that?

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Joy Weaver


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1900-era documents for immigration to USA #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

Passports and visa were not required to enter the US until the 1920s.

Prior to that you needed a ticket to get on the ship. If you were not in
good health, or were otherwise thought likely to become a public charge, you
could be refused entry upon arrival.

It would then be the responsibility of the shipping company to return you to
your port of origin (without further charge to you.) Since that was an
additional expense for the shipping company, they sometimes tried to check
people before letting them board their ships.

If you went Canada and did not declare the US as your destination, even the
US inspection might be avoided by landing in Canada, spending some time
there, perhaps traveling west, and entering the US at a land crossing.

--
Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY


"Joy Weaver" <joyweave@...> wrote

I hope that some of you out in "gen-land" are experts on documentation needed
for immigration. At the turn of the 20th century, what kind of documentation
would an immigrant actually have to provide in order to board a ship (and be
allowed to continue the voyage)? Name? Age? Occupation? Destination? Could
they falsify all of that?

Snip <
Joy Weaver


Alice GOTTLIEB KUHNE #general

Harriet Rudnit <hrrose21@...>
 

I am trying to locate Alice Gottlieb Kuhne, who was born in Austria in
1911 and married to Rudolf Kuhne, or her descendants, The Kuhnes
came to Chicago >from Montevideo and were last living on Leland Avenue
in 1964. Please reply privately.

Harriet Rudnit, co-President
Jewish Genealogical Society of IL

Researching Bermann of Kaunas Gubernia, Gluckmann of Paneveys, Rudnicki
and Resnick of Vilnius Gubernia


Re: : Aid to finding addresses in the 1890 Police Census of NYC.. #general

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

In regard to the book mentioned earlier, "Aid to finding addresses in
the New York City Police Census of 1890...." by Howard M. Jensen,
published 2003 by Willow Bend Books, of Bowie, MD, ISBN # 1585498807:

This book is available in a number of Public Libraries around the US.
An Interlibrary Loan request at your closest Public Library should
provide a copy for you to use.

Rosanne Leeson
Reference Librarian


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alice GOTTLIEB KUHNE #general

Harriet Rudnit <hrrose21@...>
 

I am trying to locate Alice Gottlieb Kuhne, who was born in Austria in
1911 and married to Rudolf Kuhne, or her descendants, The Kuhnes
came to Chicago >from Montevideo and were last living on Leland Avenue
in 1964. Please reply privately.

Harriet Rudnit, co-President
Jewish Genealogical Society of IL

Researching Bermann of Kaunas Gubernia, Gluckmann of Paneveys, Rudnicki
and Resnick of Vilnius Gubernia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE:: Aid to finding addresses in the 1890 Police Census of NYC.. #general

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

In regard to the book mentioned earlier, "Aid to finding addresses in
the New York City Police Census of 1890...." by Howard M. Jensen,
published 2003 by Willow Bend Books, of Bowie, MD, ISBN # 1585498807:

This book is available in a number of Public Libraries around the US.
An Interlibrary Loan request at your closest Public Library should
provide a copy for you to use.

Rosanne Leeson
Reference Librarian


Help with translating Yiddish on postcard #general

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

I have placed a postcard on ViewMate (VM 8103) and would much appreciate
help in translating the Yiddish text.

See: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8103

The card was sent by my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH, during
WW I - probably in 1916 - to my grandmother, living in Helsinki
(Helsingfors), Finland. My gf had been conscripted to the Russian army
in Finland and was sent with his unit to somewhere in Eastern Europe,
from where he sent this postcard.
I can read most of the text but I have problems identifying the place
names appearing in the firs 7-8 lines of the text.

The picture side of the same postcard with Russian and Polish text was
posted as VM 8102 - perhaps this might help in identifying the
localities mentioned :

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/thumbnail.asp?name=8102.jpg

I would much appreciate any help. Please answer privately to:
jnblank@...

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel
(formerly Helsinki, Finland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with translating Yiddish on postcard #general

JNB <jnblank@...>
 

I have placed a postcard on ViewMate (VM 8103) and would much appreciate
help in translating the Yiddish text.

See: http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8103

The card was sent by my maternal grandfather, David MIRMOVITSCH, during
WW I - probably in 1916 - to my grandmother, living in Helsinki
(Helsingfors), Finland. My gf had been conscripted to the Russian army
in Finland and was sent with his unit to somewhere in Eastern Europe,
from where he sent this postcard.
I can read most of the text but I have problems identifying the place
names appearing in the firs 7-8 lines of the text.

The picture side of the same postcard with Russian and Polish text was
posted as VM 8102 - perhaps this might help in identifying the
localities mentioned :

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/thumbnail.asp?name=8102.jpg

I would much appreciate any help. Please answer privately to:
jnblank@...

Joel Blankett
Jerusalem, Israel
(formerly Helsinki, Finland)


Locating Info on a Society #general

Adiva Bloch
 

Thanks to a wonderful member who responded to a previous post of mine
and sent me a death notice for my great-grandfather, Louis SCHULMAN.
The notice said he was part of the "Slavaticher-Dematchiver Society,
and is buried in the OKOJ section of the Waldheim cemetery."

I am wondering how I would go about getting information on this
society to find out whether is was Louis or his wife Sophie >from this area.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Adiva Bloch
Johannesburg, South Africa


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Locating Info on a Society #general

Adiva Bloch
 

Thanks to a wonderful member who responded to a previous post of mine
and sent me a death notice for my great-grandfather, Louis SCHULMAN.
The notice said he was part of the "Slavaticher-Dematchiver Society,
and is buried in the OKOJ section of the Waldheim cemetery."

I am wondering how I would go about getting information on this
society to find out whether is was Louis or his wife Sophie >from this area.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Adiva Bloch
Johannesburg, South Africa


Re: Bukovina Jews World Union #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Please note that the link to the Bukovina Jews World Union is already,
and has been for some time, a Link on the ROM-SIG website. Just go to
Links >from our Home page:
www.jewishgen.org/romsig Don't forget to check out the many
links that we have added there for your convenience !

The correct URL is: http://www.bukovinajewsworldunion.org/

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG



SFeuerstein wrote:

I just found this website:
http://www.bukovinajewsworldunion.org/Transfer/indexcucarti.html

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE:I could not enter this website.




Romania SIG #Romania Re: Bukovina Jews World Union #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Please note that the link to the Bukovina Jews World Union is already,
and has been for some time, a Link on the ROM-SIG website. Just go to
Links >from our Home page:
www.jewishgen.org/romsig Don't forget to check out the many
links that we have added there for your convenience !

The correct URL is: http://www.bukovinajewsworldunion.org/

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG



SFeuerstein wrote:

I just found this website:
http://www.bukovinajewsworldunion.org/Transfer/indexcucarti.html

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada

MODERATOR NOTE:I could not enter this website.




Mt. Zion Cemetery- names "missing" from data base #general

D. Abrams <dabrams1@...>
 

Like others, I couldn't find relatives' names on the Mount Zion database.
However, after some really creative searching I was eventually successful.
My two relatives' surnames were badly misspelled. I thought the
misspellings were transcription errors and called the cemetery. I was told
the names were spelled as they appear in the cemetery's records. To make
any changes they said they require certified copies of the death
certificates showing the correct spelling. I happened to have one
certificate which is now on it's way to Maspeth and have since requested the
other. It will be interesting to see if/when the names are changed on the
database.

D. Abrams


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt. Zion Cemetery- names "missing" from data base #general

D. Abrams <dabrams1@...>
 

Like others, I couldn't find relatives' names on the Mount Zion database.
However, after some really creative searching I was eventually successful.
My two relatives' surnames were badly misspelled. I thought the
misspellings were transcription errors and called the cemetery. I was told
the names were spelled as they appear in the cemetery's records. To make
any changes they said they require certified copies of the death
certificates showing the correct spelling. I happened to have one
certificate which is now on it's way to Maspeth and have since requested the
other. It will be interesting to see if/when the names are changed on the
database.

D. Abrams


Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #belarus

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org


Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #romania

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #belarus

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org


Romania SIG #Romania Searching the Mt. Zion Cemetery database #romania

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>
 

Greetings all,
I have created a page on my website that suggests the best ways to do a
search on the Mt. Zion Cemetery database. If you are having problems with
your searches, it might pay to take a look at it. The link to this page is
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/erc-scdb.htm .
If you are looking for all the burial entries for a certain surname without
exact knowledge of where they are buried, I would urge you to search all
four available cemetery databases, i.e. those of Mts. Zion, Hebron, Carmel
and Moriah. These databases combined contain information on over half a
million burials.
I am hoping that the searchable databases for Mts. Judah and Ararat will be
created and put online before the August conference. I will let you know
when they are.
As a side note, July 1st marked the one-year anniversary of my virtual
museum website. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am thankful to
all those who have graciously have helped me along the way. I have just
revamped many pages on my site and have added new ones. I hope that you like
what I have done. The best is yet to come.

Best regards,
Steve Lasky
New York
www.museumoffamilyhistory.com


Cemetery database websites:
www.mounthebroncemetery.com
www.mountcarmelcemetery.com
www.mountzioncemetery.com
www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org


1899 CT City Directory - Define the Meaning of "F" ?? #poland

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

In searching a database subscription site for our ancestor Clementine RING
in the CT city directories I located the following information:

Fairfield and Southport > 1899 > R
1899 / Fairfield and Southport
Page 700
RING Clementina, MRS. bds Pine Creek, F
Leopold , rem to Bridgeport.

The "F" Leopold is new to us and we are not sure what it represents. Could
some kind person please define the "F" next to the name Leopold? Is it an
initiial? Does it mean father? Or, possibly it has another meaning?

We do have an ancestor Clementine RING who married Alexander DZIEKIEWICZ in
1896. We do have an ancestor Leopold RING. We do have an ancestor Felix
RING. So the Mrs. Clementina RING being listed in 1899 is confusing as she
is not listed using her married name DZIEKIEWICZ. Many >from this list have
emailed me information that DZIEKIEWICZ in English means RING. How do we
confirm that this is our Clementine RING DZIEKIEWICZ?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please respond privately,
unless you believe it would be educational to subscribers.

With kind regards,
Nancy RING KENDRICK
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, DZIEKIEWICZ and RING >from the following areas:
Bielsko-Biala / Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome1018348985


JRI Poland #Poland 1899 CT City Directory - Define the Meaning of "F" ?? #poland

Nancy Ring Kendrick <ringgenealogy@...>
 

In searching a database subscription site for our ancestor Clementine RING
in the CT city directories I located the following information:

Fairfield and Southport > 1899 > R
1899 / Fairfield and Southport
Page 700
RING Clementina, MRS. bds Pine Creek, F
Leopold , rem to Bridgeport.

The "F" Leopold is new to us and we are not sure what it represents. Could
some kind person please define the "F" next to the name Leopold? Is it an
initiial? Does it mean father? Or, possibly it has another meaning?

We do have an ancestor Clementine RING who married Alexander DZIEKIEWICZ in
1896. We do have an ancestor Leopold RING. We do have an ancestor Felix
RING. So the Mrs. Clementina RING being listed in 1899 is confusing as she
is not listed using her married name DZIEKIEWICZ. Many >from this list have
emailed me information that DZIEKIEWICZ in English means RING. How do we
confirm that this is our Clementine RING DZIEKIEWICZ?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please respond privately,
unless you believe it would be educational to subscribers.

With kind regards,
Nancy RING KENDRICK
Port Orange, FL
Searching BLOCH, DZIEKIEWICZ and RING >from the following areas:
Bielsko-Biala / Bystra / Kenty / Nowy Sacz / Tarnow
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/n/Nancy-R-Kendrick/?Welcome1018348985