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Re: Publishing Genealogies #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

Rachel,
Rather than publish info about your ancestors, on the internet, you should
consider finding people who are researching your same town. Network with
them and come up with a way to get more information about your town and
family. Volunteer for town projects. This would be a much better use of
your time.

By offering info about your relatives, freely, how will you discriminate
between people who are legitimate potential relatives, and thieves who just
want to know more about you. I think you are putting your privacy and that
of your relatives at great risk.

Personal information is no one else's business. Protect yourself against
identity theft. Don't publish genealogies.

Tom Erribe
CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Publishing Genealogies #general

TE <tome1111@...>
 

Rachel,
Rather than publish info about your ancestors, on the internet, you should
consider finding people who are researching your same town. Network with
them and come up with a way to get more information about your town and
family. Volunteer for town projects. This would be a much better use of
your time.

By offering info about your relatives, freely, how will you discriminate
between people who are legitimate potential relatives, and thieves who just
want to know more about you. I think you are putting your privacy and that
of your relatives at great risk.

Personal information is no one else's business. Protect yourself against
identity theft. Don't publish genealogies.

Tom Erribe
CA


Re: locating name of cemetary of ancestor's burial #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Oliver -

I'm sure the rabbis are referring to the death certificate, which
should give you the name of the cemeteries the grandmothers
are buried in - at least for the grandmother who died in 1951,
and hopefully the earlier one.

You didn't say where you live, but if you mean August 28, then
Sophie or another family member should go in person and
obtain copies of these certificates.

These instructions are for obtaining certificates for people
who died in *New York City*. If they died somewhere else
in NY, you need to visit a different department.

Certificates for deaths after 1949 come >from here
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vr/vrdappl.shtml

Before 1949, the department of records is where you will
go - instructions are here.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml

Isn't there anyone in Sophie's family who knows where the
the grandmother's are buried, or what synagogues they may
have attended? She should contact every one of her older
relatives to see if someone knows something that will help
locate them.

Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Oliver Baker" <oliver@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:03 PM
Subject: locating name of cemetary of ancestor's burial

My bride-to-be, Sophie, is running into problems establishing the
Jewishness of her mother's line to some rabbis (who got set on the case
before it came out that Sophie's grandmother held seders) and she has
been instructed to find evidence that Sophie's great grandmother was
buried in a Jewish cemetery. This would be in New York. The rabbis
suggested "the department of records." Is the name of the cemetery of
burial even in such records? I can't imagine what kind of records the
rabbi's were referring to besides death certificates. We're in a hurry
to settle this because the invitations are already out for an wedding
and reception on the 28th at an orthodox shul (we're not even religious,
but it's where I was Bar Mitzvah). Can anybody offer us advice? We'd be
grateful!
- Oliver Baker


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: locating name of cemetary of ancestor's burial #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Oliver -

I'm sure the rabbis are referring to the death certificate, which
should give you the name of the cemeteries the grandmothers
are buried in - at least for the grandmother who died in 1951,
and hopefully the earlier one.

You didn't say where you live, but if you mean August 28, then
Sophie or another family member should go in person and
obtain copies of these certificates.

These instructions are for obtaining certificates for people
who died in *New York City*. If they died somewhere else
in NY, you need to visit a different department.

Certificates for deaths after 1949 come >from here
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vr/vrdappl.shtml

Before 1949, the department of records is where you will
go - instructions are here.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml

Isn't there anyone in Sophie's family who knows where the
the grandmother's are buried, or what synagogues they may
have attended? She should contact every one of her older
relatives to see if someone knows something that will help
locate them.

Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Oliver Baker" <oliver@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:03 PM
Subject: locating name of cemetary of ancestor's burial

My bride-to-be, Sophie, is running into problems establishing the
Jewishness of her mother's line to some rabbis (who got set on the case
before it came out that Sophie's grandmother held seders) and she has
been instructed to find evidence that Sophie's great grandmother was
buried in a Jewish cemetery. This would be in New York. The rabbis
suggested "the department of records." Is the name of the cemetery of
burial even in such records? I can't imagine what kind of records the
rabbi's were referring to besides death certificates. We're in a hurry
to settle this because the invitations are already out for an wedding
and reception on the 28th at an orthodox shul (we're not even religious,
but it's where I was Bar Mitzvah). Can anybody offer us advice? We'd be
grateful!
- Oliver Baker


Re: Chordokover Cemetery; Provisio, Illinois #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Steve -

I tried to find some information for you, but couldn't find this
name anywhere. I looked at the JewishGen cemetery project
page, but did not find it listed there. Where did you obtain the
name of the cemetery? I'm not familiar with the Hebrew language,
so I can't help with any alternate name possibilities, but maybe
someone else will be able to make a suggestion.

Here is the link to the cemetery page for Chicago area cemeteries
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/illchgo.html

You might want to contact -

Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, 60130

to see if your Chordokover cemetery is or was one of the sections
there.

There are other Jewish cemeteries in Proviso township, but this one
is probably the largest and oldest.

Also, if you do a search at google.com for proviso township +cemetery
you will get lots of links. Proviso township is located in west
central Cook County.

Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Bloom" <sbloom@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:32 PM
Subject: Chordokover Cemetery; Provisio, Illinois

I was wondering if anyone new the current management of what
used to be (and might still be) the Chordokover Cemetery
in Proviso, Illinois. I am looking for the gravestone of my
great-great grandmother, and would like to see if it provides
a clue about her father. She was Rebecca Schultz (d. 1949),
so I presume the stone might read "Rivke bat___"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chordokover Cemetery; Provisio, Illinois #general

Lisa Lepore <llepore@...>
 

Steve -

I tried to find some information for you, but couldn't find this
name anywhere. I looked at the JewishGen cemetery project
page, but did not find it listed there. Where did you obtain the
name of the cemetery? I'm not familiar with the Hebrew language,
so I can't help with any alternate name possibilities, but maybe
someone else will be able to make a suggestion.

Here is the link to the cemetery page for Chicago area cemeteries
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/northamerica/illchgo.html

You might want to contact -

Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, 60130

to see if your Chordokover cemetery is or was one of the sections
there.

There are other Jewish cemeteries in Proviso township, but this one
is probably the largest and oldest.

Also, if you do a search at google.com for proviso township +cemetery
you will get lots of links. Proviso township is located in west
central Cook County.

Lisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Bloom" <sbloom@...>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:32 PM
Subject: Chordokover Cemetery; Provisio, Illinois

I was wondering if anyone new the current management of what
used to be (and might still be) the Chordokover Cemetery
in Proviso, Illinois. I am looking for the gravestone of my
great-great grandmother, and would like to see if it provides
a clue about her father. She was Rebecca Schultz (d. 1949),
so I presume the stone might read "Rivke bat___"


Re: GANS family from Dragomiresti #romania

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Does anybody have information regarding a GANS family >from
Dragomiresti (it was called also known as Dragomerfalva).
Baila GANS was born to Yosef Yom Tov GANS and Malka MALEK
in about 1893. He was the son of Yoel Leib GANS.
There are a number of references to both the GANZ and MALIK
families in the article about Dragomiresti (Dragomerfalva) in Sefer
Marmaros.

See online translation project for Sefer Marmaros in progress at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Maramures/Maramures.html

(The article on Dragomiresti has not yet been translated. Maybe
you'd be interested in sponsoring the translation, Moishe?)

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Romania SIG #Romania Re: GANS family from Dragomiresti #romania

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Does anybody have information regarding a GANS family >from
Dragomiresti (it was called also known as Dragomerfalva).
Baila GANS was born to Yosef Yom Tov GANS and Malka MALEK
in about 1893. He was the son of Yoel Leib GANS.
There are a number of references to both the GANZ and MALIK
families in the article about Dragomiresti (Dragomerfalva) in Sefer
Marmaros.

See online translation project for Sefer Marmaros in progress at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Maramures/Maramures.html

(The article on Dragomiresti has not yet been translated. Maybe
you'd be interested in sponsoring the translation, Moishe?)

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Baltimore Records #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

There are many options.

http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/html/vrwebannounce_oct.html
(MD State Archives)

www.jewishmuseummd.org
(They have a genealogy section in their library and some old Baltimore
Jewish Times Magazines as well as the cemetery burials for Jack Lewis &
Sons, a closed funeral chapel.

There is only one Jewish funeral parlor, Sol Levinson & Brothers.
I don't know how far back their records go.
http://www.sollevinson.com

The Pratt Library also has a telephone reference section. They have the
Baltimore Sun and the Jewish Times. http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/

Good luck,

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD

Any info on this family appreciated, and a Baltimore vital records
search *greatly* appreciated :-) Or even directions, a web-site or form
to fill out for Maryland death lookups.

Thanks for your assistance,
Deborah SCHAFER
Greenfield, Massachusetts
dvorahsv@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Baltimore Records #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

There are many options.

http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/html/vrwebannounce_oct.html
(MD State Archives)

www.jewishmuseummd.org
(They have a genealogy section in their library and some old Baltimore
Jewish Times Magazines as well as the cemetery burials for Jack Lewis &
Sons, a closed funeral chapel.

There is only one Jewish funeral parlor, Sol Levinson & Brothers.
I don't know how far back their records go.
http://www.sollevinson.com

The Pratt Library also has a telephone reference section. They have the
Baltimore Sun and the Jewish Times. http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/

Good luck,

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD

Any info on this family appreciated, and a Baltimore vital records
search *greatly* appreciated :-) Or even directions, a web-site or form
to fill out for Maryland death lookups.

Thanks for your assistance,
Deborah SCHAFER
Greenfield, Massachusetts
dvorahsv@...


Re: Publishing genealogies #general

Judith Lipmanson <lipmanson@...>
 

Rachel:

I have my personal strong opinion against Jews publishing their family
trees on the web -- in the public domain. I'd give you my reasons except
that I would, metaphorically, have my wrists slapped by the the
moderator of this forum.

I know others don't share my opinion; but, it would be polite for you to
canvass your living relatives to get their permissions even though their
names may not be published. Your ancestors are theirs also.

Judith Lipmanson

I will soon be publishing my family's genealogy so it will be searchable by
Google. I do plan to remove personal information for living people, such as
birthdates. As a webmaster concerned with privacy this seems appropriate.

Am I on the right track here? As Yehuda said, I want to facilitate finding
ancestors to others searching online, as I am the first to ever catalogue
the family tree.

Any advice welcome.

Rachel Cogent


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Publishing genealogies #general

Judith Lipmanson <lipmanson@...>
 

Rachel:

I have my personal strong opinion against Jews publishing their family
trees on the web -- in the public domain. I'd give you my reasons except
that I would, metaphorically, have my wrists slapped by the the
moderator of this forum.

I know others don't share my opinion; but, it would be polite for you to
canvass your living relatives to get their permissions even though their
names may not be published. Your ancestors are theirs also.

Judith Lipmanson

I will soon be publishing my family's genealogy so it will be searchable by
Google. I do plan to remove personal information for living people, such as
birthdates. As a webmaster concerned with privacy this seems appropriate.

Am I on the right track here? As Yehuda said, I want to facilitate finding
ancestors to others searching online, as I am the first to ever catalogue
the family tree.

Any advice welcome.

Rachel Cogent


Re: Herschl Nephtali LEVI/WOTTITZ - Fleischhauer in Strakonice, Bohemia #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Hanus Grab wrote: re WOT{T}ITZ in Strakonitz.
"On my tree I have Samuel WOTITZKY (husband of
Rosalia GRAB - who was the sister of my ggggrandfather
Isaak GRAB). Samuel was the son of Isak
WOTITZKY and of Sara, nee LANY (or LANG?) b. March
29, 1808 Smichow (now Prague) with many WOTITZKY &
POPPER descendants.

I also know Jonas Wot(t)itz who married in Drosau
Anna/Hanna LOWITH* on Feb 19, 1834 and
Hermann/Nephtali WOT{T}ITZ (1802/3 - Jul 17, 1889
Strakonitz) who married in Drosau on March 29, 1839
Rosalia/Rachel LOWITH and later (after June 1850)
Katharina LOWITH.

Sisters Anna/Hanna, Rosalia/Rachel and Katharina
were daughters of Josef LOWITH and of Sara, nee
ANGNER."

It appears that Hanus is now tangentially related to
the *Fleischhauer* of Strakonice.

Jonas WOT{T}ITZ was the brother of Nephtali Hermann
above [1802-1889]. Their father was Michael who was
married to Anna {Hindl} ROUBITSCHKIN/ROBITZKY.

Michael, in turn was the son of Herschl Nephtali
LEVI/WOT{T}ITZ, the Fleischhauer of Strakonice,
married to Eva RUDOLF. They are listed in the 1793
census of Bohemia.

The other siblings of Nephtali and Jonas [all born in
the early 1800s] were:
Eva - married to Joseph KAFKA
Judith married to Samuel THEIMER
Baruch married to Sara KRAUSKOPF

Nephtali Hermann WOT{T}ITZ who married two LOWITH
sisters - one having presumably died in childbirth -
had twelve children in all.

One daughter, Katharina, married her cousin who
appears in the U.S. under the name Emanuel WODIC and
is buried in Michigan: Family Collections: The Emanuel
Wodic Collection. ... Emanuel WODIC born in Bohemia,
came to the US in 1854 at the age of 18...
The couple had no children. You can look for him on
the best known search engine.

This family name appears under various guises and
spellings and links can easily be overlooked.

Our SIG member Peter Lowe, also has links to the
Strakonice WOT{T}ITZ tree, through marriage.

Celia Male [U.K.]
LOWITH with an umlaut ..


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Herschl Nephtali LEVI/WOTTITZ - Fleischhauer in Strakonice, Bohemia #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Hanus Grab wrote: re WOT{T}ITZ in Strakonitz.
"On my tree I have Samuel WOTITZKY (husband of
Rosalia GRAB - who was the sister of my ggggrandfather
Isaak GRAB). Samuel was the son of Isak
WOTITZKY and of Sara, nee LANY (or LANG?) b. March
29, 1808 Smichow (now Prague) with many WOTITZKY &
POPPER descendants.

I also know Jonas Wot(t)itz who married in Drosau
Anna/Hanna LOWITH* on Feb 19, 1834 and
Hermann/Nephtali WOT{T}ITZ (1802/3 - Jul 17, 1889
Strakonitz) who married in Drosau on March 29, 1839
Rosalia/Rachel LOWITH and later (after June 1850)
Katharina LOWITH.

Sisters Anna/Hanna, Rosalia/Rachel and Katharina
were daughters of Josef LOWITH and of Sara, nee
ANGNER."

It appears that Hanus is now tangentially related to
the *Fleischhauer* of Strakonice.

Jonas WOT{T}ITZ was the brother of Nephtali Hermann
above [1802-1889]. Their father was Michael who was
married to Anna {Hindl} ROUBITSCHKIN/ROBITZKY.

Michael, in turn was the son of Herschl Nephtali
LEVI/WOT{T}ITZ, the Fleischhauer of Strakonice,
married to Eva RUDOLF. They are listed in the 1793
census of Bohemia.

The other siblings of Nephtali and Jonas [all born in
the early 1800s] were:
Eva - married to Joseph KAFKA
Judith married to Samuel THEIMER
Baruch married to Sara KRAUSKOPF

Nephtali Hermann WOT{T}ITZ who married two LOWITH
sisters - one having presumably died in childbirth -
had twelve children in all.

One daughter, Katharina, married her cousin who
appears in the U.S. under the name Emanuel WODIC and
is buried in Michigan: Family Collections: The Emanuel
Wodic Collection. ... Emanuel WODIC born in Bohemia,
came to the US in 1854 at the age of 18...
The couple had no children. You can look for him on
the best known search engine.

This family name appears under various guises and
spellings and links can easily be overlooked.

Our SIG member Peter Lowe, also has links to the
Strakonice WOT{T}ITZ tree, through marriage.

Celia Male [U.K.]
LOWITH with an umlaut ..


My Bohemian Ancestry #austria-czech

Lee Scissors <leescissors@...>
 

Hi,
My name is Lee Scissors.  I am introducing myself to
the group.  My aunt, cousin, and II have been doing
genealogy research on and off for about 20 years. I
have been primarily interested in this group because
my grandmothers' families came >from Bohemia.
Marie BRULL or BRILL was born in Nove Sedliste and
married Solomon WEIL in Svihov.  He died there and
Marie came to St. Louis, MO in the late 1880's with
two of her daughters, one was Ephrosine, my great
grandmother.  I am looking for more information about
Marie's family and the origin of my great
grandmother's first name. 
I have much information on my other  grandmother's
family when they lived here in the states, because
they came to St. Louis and there is much evidence of
that.  But I have not been able to trace them back to
Europe!  Censuses and family stories say they came
from Bohemia.  Johanne/Jeanette STERNBACH was the
daughter of Moses STERNBACH.  She had a sister,
Marie/Mary, and a brother, Samuel, who also came to
St. Louis.  Johanne married Samuel TRAUER in Europe,
family records say Pilsen.  They came here on the
ship, Louisiana, arriving in New Orleans in May 1848. 
Living close to them in St. Louis censuses are Albert
and Charles TRAUER and their families.  One census
said one of them was >from Dolni Lukavice.  I don't
know if they are brothers.  I would really like to
find out where Moses, Johanne and/or Samuel came
from. 
Thank you, Lee Scissors
St. Louis, MO
email address: leescissors@...
Researching:
WEIL-Svihov, St. Louis, MO
STERNBACH-Bohemia
TRAUER-Bohemia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech My Bohemian Ancestry #austria-czech

Lee Scissors <leescissors@...>
 

Hi,
My name is Lee Scissors.  I am introducing myself to
the group.  My aunt, cousin, and II have been doing
genealogy research on and off for about 20 years. I
have been primarily interested in this group because
my grandmothers' families came >from Bohemia.
Marie BRULL or BRILL was born in Nove Sedliste and
married Solomon WEIL in Svihov.  He died there and
Marie came to St. Louis, MO in the late 1880's with
two of her daughters, one was Ephrosine, my great
grandmother.  I am looking for more information about
Marie's family and the origin of my great
grandmother's first name. 
I have much information on my other  grandmother's
family when they lived here in the states, because
they came to St. Louis and there is much evidence of
that.  But I have not been able to trace them back to
Europe!  Censuses and family stories say they came
from Bohemia.  Johanne/Jeanette STERNBACH was the
daughter of Moses STERNBACH.  She had a sister,
Marie/Mary, and a brother, Samuel, who also came to
St. Louis.  Johanne married Samuel TRAUER in Europe,
family records say Pilsen.  They came here on the
ship, Louisiana, arriving in New Orleans in May 1848. 
Living close to them in St. Louis censuses are Albert
and Charles TRAUER and their families.  One census
said one of them was >from Dolni Lukavice.  I don't
know if they are brothers.  I would really like to
find out where Moses, Johanne and/or Samuel came
from. 
Thank you, Lee Scissors
St. Louis, MO
email address: leescissors@...
Researching:
WEIL-Svihov, St. Louis, MO
STERNBACH-Bohemia
TRAUER-Bohemia


Re: Herschl Nephtali LEVI/WOTTITZ - Fleischhauer in Strakonice, Bohemia #austria-czech

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

Celia Male wrote about Wot(t)itz in Strakonitz.

In my tree I have Samuel Woticzky (husband of Rosalia Grab which was sister
of my ggggrandfather Isaak Grab), son of Isak Wotitzky and of Sara, nee Lany
(or Lang? - hard to reed!), b. March 29, 1808 Smichow (now Prague) with many
Woticzky and Popper descendants.

Beyond it I know Jonas Wot(t)itz which Feb 19, 1834 mar. in Drosau
Anna/Hanna Löwith and Hermann/Nephtali Wot(t)itz (1802/3 - Jul 17, 1889
Strakonitz) which Mar 29, 1839 mar. in Drosau Rosalia/Rachel Löwith and
later (after Jun 1850) Katharina Löwith.

Sisters Anna/Hanna, Rosalia/Rachel and Katharina were daughters of Josef
Löwith and of Sara, nee Angner.

Hanus Grab


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Herschl Nephtali LEVI/WOTTITZ - Fleischhauer in Strakonice, Bohemia #austria-czech

Hans Peter Grab <hpgrab@...>
 

Celia Male wrote about Wot(t)itz in Strakonitz.

In my tree I have Samuel Woticzky (husband of Rosalia Grab which was sister
of my ggggrandfather Isaak Grab), son of Isak Wotitzky and of Sara, nee Lany
(or Lang? - hard to reed!), b. March 29, 1808 Smichow (now Prague) with many
Woticzky and Popper descendants.

Beyond it I know Jonas Wot(t)itz which Feb 19, 1834 mar. in Drosau
Anna/Hanna Löwith and Hermann/Nephtali Wot(t)itz (1802/3 - Jul 17, 1889
Strakonitz) which Mar 29, 1839 mar. in Drosau Rosalia/Rachel Löwith and
later (after Jun 1850) Katharina Löwith.

Sisters Anna/Hanna, Rosalia/Rachel and Katharina were daughters of Josef
Löwith and of Sara, nee Angner.

Hanus Grab


Searching: SCHMID,SCHMIDT, etc. from Northeast Lithuania #general

Steven Bloom <sbloom@...>
 

Hi,

I have had some trouble finding my great-great aunt, Sheyna Chaya SCHMID
(sadie smith) in any kind of immigration record. I am interested in finding
her, since I think I have found a reference to her and my great grandmother
(and their parents) in a census (revision list) >from Salakas, Lithuania.

Her husband, Lipe Schmid came over in 1913 to Galveston, and I found his name
fairly easily--he seems to be >from Svencionys. Family lore has it that she
followed him later, into Ellis Island. Census >from 1930 in Chicago, says 1920
was her date of immigration.

The short of it is that i have not been able to find her. There are many
Scheine (etc.) Schmid (various spellings), and even many >from Lithuania, but
age usually eliminates her as the right choice (depening on what you believe
as her time of birth), she would have been between about 25 to 35 years old,
and indicated as being >from really anywhere in Kovno or Vilna Gubernia, though
if not indicated by the major city, then probably Salakas (Shalok and other
spellings) or Svencionys, where her husband seems to be from. depending on year
of entry, this could have been considered "russia" or "lithunia"

I have also looked for her in most of the other American ports of entry. I have
noot tried Canada yet.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: SCHMID,SCHMIDT, etc. from Northeast Lithuania #general

Steven Bloom <sbloom@...>
 

Hi,

I have had some trouble finding my great-great aunt, Sheyna Chaya SCHMID
(sadie smith) in any kind of immigration record. I am interested in finding
her, since I think I have found a reference to her and my great grandmother
(and their parents) in a census (revision list) >from Salakas, Lithuania.

Her husband, Lipe Schmid came over in 1913 to Galveston, and I found his name
fairly easily--he seems to be >from Svencionys. Family lore has it that she
followed him later, into Ellis Island. Census >from 1930 in Chicago, says 1920
was her date of immigration.

The short of it is that i have not been able to find her. There are many
Scheine (etc.) Schmid (various spellings), and even many >from Lithuania, but
age usually eliminates her as the right choice (depening on what you believe
as her time of birth), she would have been between about 25 to 35 years old,
and indicated as being >from really anywhere in Kovno or Vilna Gubernia, though
if not indicated by the major city, then probably Salakas (Shalok and other
spellings) or Svencionys, where her husband seems to be from. depending on year
of entry, this could have been considered "russia" or "lithunia"

I have also looked for her in most of the other American ports of entry. I have
noot tried Canada yet.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Steve Bloom
Farmville, VA