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USC Archive in Warsaw, Poland #general

roe kard
 

I will be in Warsaw in late November and would like to research some
documents in the USC Archive(URZAD STANU CYWILNEGO w m. st. WARSZAWIE
ARCHIWUM). Does anyone know if it is like a regular archive where you
can put in a request for material and a few hours or a day later they
give you microfilms to look through (or not) or how it works as an
archive?

Feel free to answer me privately.

Thank you.

B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
aka Gitel Chaye Eta Rosenfeld Rokart


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USC Archive in Warsaw, Poland #general

roe kard
 

I will be in Warsaw in late November and would like to research some
documents in the USC Archive(URZAD STANU CYWILNEGO w m. st. WARSZAWIE
ARCHIWUM). Does anyone know if it is like a regular archive where you
can put in a request for material and a few hours or a day later they
give you microfilms to look through (or not) or how it works as an
archive?

Feel free to answer me privately.

Thank you.

B'shalom,
Karen Roekard
aka Gitel Chaye Eta Rosenfeld Rokart


Migration to US from the Russian Empire & Ireland - Google book and NARA sites. #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

re the volumes: Migration >from the Russian Empire By Ira A. GLAZIER -
there have been 14 SIG postings about them >from 1999-2004 and 28 on
the Discussion Group but no-one has mentioned that there are now quite
a few preview pages >from Volume 4 on Google books: http://tinyurl.com/5nhcr9

The volumes are now in an online database on the National Archives
website - I cannot find a direct message about that either:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44

However, in March 2008 Dick Plotz did announce to all the SIGS that
Steve Morse's One-Step website has added three new resources to the
One-Step website: namely search interfaces for the: Germans to America;
Italians to America and Russians to America - based on the databases
recently made available by the U.S. National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA).

In the Irish records [see NARA database above] I tried out the name
SCHLESINGER MOSES KOHN and ABRAHAMS and all produced results.
I cannot guarantee they are Jewish though! Who knows what else might
be lurking in these 604,596 Irish Famine migration records?

The NARA notes state that approximately 70 percent of the passenger
records list Ireland as the native country and the other 32 countries
include Canada, Brazil, Saint Croix, Russia, Morocco, the United States
and countries throughout Europe. These records include passengers aboard
ships with both Irish and non-Irish ports of embarkation for emigration
to America. The series consists of four electronic files.

I cannot find this database listed on Steve Morse's one-step site:
http://stevemorse.org/ so perhaps one or two of us might strike gold?

Celia Male - London, U.K.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Migration to US from the Russian Empire & Ireland - Google book and NARA sites. #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

re the volumes: Migration >from the Russian Empire By Ira A. GLAZIER -
there have been 14 SIG postings about them >from 1999-2004 and 28 on
the Discussion Group but no-one has mentioned that there are now quite
a few preview pages >from Volume 4 on Google books: http://tinyurl.com/5nhcr9

The volumes are now in an online database on the National Archives
website - I cannot find a direct message about that either:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44

However, in March 2008 Dick Plotz did announce to all the SIGS that
Steve Morse's One-Step website has added three new resources to the
One-Step website: namely search interfaces for the: Germans to America;
Italians to America and Russians to America - based on the databases
recently made available by the U.S. National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA).

In the Irish records [see NARA database above] I tried out the name
SCHLESINGER MOSES KOHN and ABRAHAMS and all produced results.
I cannot guarantee they are Jewish though! Who knows what else might
be lurking in these 604,596 Irish Famine migration records?

The NARA notes state that approximately 70 percent of the passenger
records list Ireland as the native country and the other 32 countries
include Canada, Brazil, Saint Croix, Russia, Morocco, the United States
and countries throughout Europe. These records include passengers aboard
ships with both Irish and non-Irish ports of embarkation for emigration
to America. The series consists of four electronic files.

I cannot find this database listed on Steve Morse's one-step site:
http://stevemorse.org/ so perhaps one or two of us might strike gold?

Celia Male - London, U.K.


Taube > Antonia {Toni} or Tillie - two possible answers {was: Name changes} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ruth asks us: "I feel 2 of my relatives who came to the U.S. in the
1890s might have changed their given names. Their first names when
they arrived were Toyva and Taube. Anyone have any thoughts on what
the Americanized versions might be?"

First names and what they changed to in another culture are discussed
regularly on this list. Please search the message archives for
previous messages on the subject. Also, always consult the
"Given Names Database" by Professor Esterson who is always so
helpful to us:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/search.htm

This gives us the name "Tillie".

I do know that in Galicia and Galicians in Vienna, "Taube" sometimes
morphed to Antonie and Toni. On my Viennese family tree, Taube {Antonie}
LINK [born 1855] married Adolf DESSAUER and you can see other examples
on the IKG cemetery database.

Also note: Taube {Antonie} DELFIN married FICHTMANN
http://www.stadtarchiv.de/index.php?id=408

So perhaps in the USA, Antonia or Tillie might have been two of the
names of choice.

Celia Male - London U.K.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Taube > Antonia {Toni} or Tillie - two possible answers {was: Name changes} #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Ruth asks us: "I feel 2 of my relatives who came to the U.S. in the
1890s might have changed their given names. Their first names when
they arrived were Toyva and Taube. Anyone have any thoughts on what
the Americanized versions might be?"

First names and what they changed to in another culture are discussed
regularly on this list. Please search the message archives for
previous messages on the subject. Also, always consult the
"Given Names Database" by Professor Esterson who is always so
helpful to us:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/search.htm

This gives us the name "Tillie".

I do know that in Galicia and Galicians in Vienna, "Taube" sometimes
morphed to Antonie and Toni. On my Viennese family tree, Taube {Antonie}
LINK [born 1855] married Adolf DESSAUER and you can see other examples
on the IKG cemetery database.

Also note: Taube {Antonie} DELFIN married FICHTMANN
http://www.stadtarchiv.de/index.php?id=408

So perhaps in the USA, Antonia or Tillie might have been two of the
names of choice.

Celia Male - London U.K.


Re: Thank you Re: NY City 1st Papers-- no later Petition. Where filed? #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Joy, naturalization records for the U.S. Circuit Court for the
Southern District of New York are at the National Archives facility
in Manhattan. Please see
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html .

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


From: Joy Weaver <joyweave@verizon.net>
I want to thank all the people who sent such quick responses!

It looks like the one I'm most interested in finding will be at tne NY City
Municipal Bldg. where Southern District Court filings are housed.

Joy Weaver


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Thank you Re: NY City 1st Papers-- no later Petition. Where filed? #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

Joy, naturalization records for the U.S. Circuit Court for the
Southern District of New York are at the National Archives facility
in Manhattan. Please see
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/finding-aids/naturalization-records.html .

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


From: Joy Weaver <joyweave@verizon.net>
I want to thank all the people who sent such quick responses!

It looks like the one I'm most interested in finding will be at tne NY City
Municipal Bldg. where Southern District Court filings are housed.

Joy Weaver


Custom not to marry a woman with mother's given name #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
I am almost sure that I have seen a previous discussion
about a custom(Minhag) mainly Poland (Galicia) not to marry a
woman whose given name is similar to the bridegroom mother's given name.
I looked at the SIG and Jewishgen Archives but apparently did not
construct the right combination of search words.
Would appreciate receiving a clue or a brief explanation.
Thanks.
JacobRosen
Amman,Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Custom not to marry a woman with mother's given name #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners and Siggers,
I am almost sure that I have seen a previous discussion
about a custom(Minhag) mainly Poland (Galicia) not to marry a
woman whose given name is similar to the bridegroom mother's given name.
I looked at the SIG and Jewishgen Archives but apparently did not
construct the right combination of search words.
Would appreciate receiving a clue or a brief explanation.
Thanks.
JacobRosen
Amman,Jordan


Re: Stadt Cemeteries in Bavaria #germany

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 11/1/2008 2:13 scooter59@sbcglobal.net writes:

"My brother-in-law is visiting Switzerland right now and plans to make a
detour to Germany for me. He visited the Jewish Cemeteries in Kleinsteinach
(Unterfranken), Ebern and Reckendorf several weeks ago and found them
to be in poor condition with most headstones illegible or completely in Hebrew.
Needless to say, he did not find the individuals we are looking for who died
after 1900. We think they may be buried in the Stadt Cemetery in Kleinsteinach
but I can not find any information out about it's location or if there is a
care taker."

==I very much doubt that a Jew would have been buried in a non Jewish
cemetery in a small town in Bavaria.

I have checked out the authoritative *Steinere Zeugnisses juedischen Lebens
in Bayern* by Israel Schwierz (2nd edition 1992)

*Kleinsteinach: The cemetery was consecrated in 1453. There are 1010 graves.
The oldest >from 1596. The trees were overgrown. The stones were often of
high quality and artistic merit, some sections have been renovated.

*Ebern: "The large Jewish cemetery with its amazingly beautiful old
tombstones is today the only surviving evidence of a Jewish past [since the
15/16th century] in Ebern." Schwierz writes with admiration of the
"almost parklike layout," and the "very many old, artistic very beautiful
stones." The last burial was in 1912.

Reckendorf [near Bamberg, in Upper Franconia] :
Schwierz writes that the oldest grave is >from 1798. There are 394 tombstones,
"very attractive stones both old and new."

You write that your relative found these cemeteries "to be in poor condition
with most headstones illegible or completely in Hebrew." That may be a function
of his disappointment. Of course most of the insctriptions were in Hebrew; that
was the language that Jews in Germany learned to read and write. If you will
contact me privately, I can tell you where to get a guide to reading the
text of Hebrew inscriptions, especially prepared for genealogists who do
not read any Hebrew.

It fits into a loose-leaf binder and is plasticated so that it can be cleaned up
after exposure to rain and mud (or peanut butter end jelly).

In my experience, Jewish cemeteries in Germany are very well tended.
Contrary to common belief, even the Nazis generally did not allow them to be
abused. Preservation of cemeteries is required under law. I believe the German
Federal or State government provides the funds; elsewhere in Europe, funds for
Jewish cemeteries are provided by Jewish international charitable organization
out of Holocaust repration proceeds.

Michael Bernet, New York mbernet@aol.com


Seeking Abe HOFFMAN, Los Angeles Area #general

David Rosner
 

Author of a narrative about life in Boyle Heights in
the 1930's-1940's

please email me back at DavidRosner at aol dot com

Thanks,

David Rosner
Searching:
WILHELM, KOHN, TESCHNER, LAZAR, POPPER, FRANKL-KOHN, ROSENZWEIG, TAUBER,
BLUH, PREIS, WALDAPFEL, WEISS, LIPSCHER, SCHICK, REISS - Trencin County,
Hungary ROSNER, LAUFER - Bukovina --> USA, ISR
MARCOVICI, MANDEL - Dorohoi, Romania --> USA, ISR, FRA
SHURE - Bryansk, Russia ---> USA KAPLAN - Zagare, Lithuania ---> USA, SAF
ANTMAN - Russia ---> USA (Chicago) OLIAS - Poland ---> Detroit
BLOCH, BLOCK - Lithuania MALMBERG - Sweden


German SIG #Germany Re: Stadt Cemeteries in Bavaria #germany

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 11/1/2008 2:13 scooter59@sbcglobal.net writes:

"My brother-in-law is visiting Switzerland right now and plans to make a
detour to Germany for me. He visited the Jewish Cemeteries in Kleinsteinach
(Unterfranken), Ebern and Reckendorf several weeks ago and found them
to be in poor condition with most headstones illegible or completely in Hebrew.
Needless to say, he did not find the individuals we are looking for who died
after 1900. We think they may be buried in the Stadt Cemetery in Kleinsteinach
but I can not find any information out about it's location or if there is a
care taker."

==I very much doubt that a Jew would have been buried in a non Jewish
cemetery in a small town in Bavaria.

I have checked out the authoritative *Steinere Zeugnisses juedischen Lebens
in Bayern* by Israel Schwierz (2nd edition 1992)

*Kleinsteinach: The cemetery was consecrated in 1453. There are 1010 graves.
The oldest >from 1596. The trees were overgrown. The stones were often of
high quality and artistic merit, some sections have been renovated.

*Ebern: "The large Jewish cemetery with its amazingly beautiful old
tombstones is today the only surviving evidence of a Jewish past [since the
15/16th century] in Ebern." Schwierz writes with admiration of the
"almost parklike layout," and the "very many old, artistic very beautiful
stones." The last burial was in 1912.

Reckendorf [near Bamberg, in Upper Franconia] :
Schwierz writes that the oldest grave is >from 1798. There are 394 tombstones,
"very attractive stones both old and new."

You write that your relative found these cemeteries "to be in poor condition
with most headstones illegible or completely in Hebrew." That may be a function
of his disappointment. Of course most of the insctriptions were in Hebrew; that
was the language that Jews in Germany learned to read and write. If you will
contact me privately, I can tell you where to get a guide to reading the
text of Hebrew inscriptions, especially prepared for genealogists who do
not read any Hebrew.

It fits into a loose-leaf binder and is plasticated so that it can be cleaned up
after exposure to rain and mud (or peanut butter end jelly).

In my experience, Jewish cemeteries in Germany are very well tended.
Contrary to common belief, even the Nazis generally did not allow them to be
abused. Preservation of cemeteries is required under law. I believe the German
Federal or State government provides the funds; elsewhere in Europe, funds for
Jewish cemeteries are provided by Jewish international charitable organization
out of Holocaust repration proceeds.

Michael Bernet, New York mbernet@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Abe HOFFMAN, Los Angeles Area #general

David Rosner
 

Author of a narrative about life in Boyle Heights in
the 1930's-1940's

please email me back at DavidRosner at aol dot com

Thanks,

David Rosner
Searching:
WILHELM, KOHN, TESCHNER, LAZAR, POPPER, FRANKL-KOHN, ROSENZWEIG, TAUBER,
BLUH, PREIS, WALDAPFEL, WEISS, LIPSCHER, SCHICK, REISS - Trencin County,
Hungary ROSNER, LAUFER - Bukovina --> USA, ISR
MARCOVICI, MANDEL - Dorohoi, Romania --> USA, ISR, FRA
SHURE - Bryansk, Russia ---> USA KAPLAN - Zagare, Lithuania ---> USA, SAF
ANTMAN - Russia ---> USA (Chicago) OLIAS - Poland ---> Detroit
BLOCH, BLOCK - Lithuania MALMBERG - Sweden


Family of Eilhard MITSCHERLICH and Anni nee HEIMANN #germany

Otto Schiff <oschiff@...>
 

I am looking for the descendents of Eilhard MITSCHERLICH and his wife
nee Anni HEIMANN.
They came to the US around 1939 and for a while lived on Seaman Ave in
Manhatten. Anni was killed in an Auto accident.
The daughter's name is Josefine, the son is Eilhard.
Anni MITSCHERLICH was my first cousin, daughter of Bernard and Else
HEIMANN of Frankfurt.

Anyone who knows them or their wherebouts please contact

Otto Schiff, Carmel, CAlifornia oschiff@att.net


German SIG #Germany Family of Eilhard MITSCHERLICH and Anni nee HEIMANN #germany

Otto Schiff <oschiff@...>
 

I am looking for the descendents of Eilhard MITSCHERLICH and his wife
nee Anni HEIMANN.
They came to the US around 1939 and for a while lived on Seaman Ave in
Manhatten. Anni was killed in an Auto accident.
The daughter's name is Josefine, the son is Eilhard.
Anni MITSCHERLICH was my first cousin, daughter of Bernard and Else
HEIMANN of Frankfurt.

Anyone who knows them or their wherebouts please contact

Otto Schiff, Carmel, CAlifornia oschiff@att.net


baby PASALSKI, Osjakow b. ca 1940 #lodz #poland

Joseph Gal
 

Dear all,

We would be grateful for any help finding any trace of a baby girl
which we know very little about. We do not know her name nor do
we know her date of birth. We only assume she was born probably in
1940-41 timeframe in Osjakow in the Wielun district. here is the
story in short:

The mother was Rywka Igla who was born and raised in Wielun. Rywka
married to Hersh-Leib PASALSKI >from Osjakow. The young couple lived
in Osjakow and there is where the baby was born during 1940-1941.

In 1942, Hersh-Leib was taken to a labor camp and Rywka and the baby
left by themselves. Later, Rywka was deported to Chelmno by the
Nazis and never returned.

After the war, Hersh-Leib returned to Osjakow and found no trace of
his wife and the baby. Some people told him that the baby was sick
before the deportation and was hospitalized in a local hospital or a
clinic but still could not found any trace of her as well.

That's all what we know. Hersh-Leib later remarried and built a new
family in Israel. His daughter is the initiator for this research.

Does anybody out there know anything?
How can we find out her name and birthdate?
Where can we find records about this baby?

Thanks for your help,

Joseph Gal
Israel


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland baby PASALSKI, Osjakow b. ca 1940 #poland #lodz

Joseph Gal
 

Dear all,

We would be grateful for any help finding any trace of a baby girl
which we know very little about. We do not know her name nor do
we know her date of birth. We only assume she was born probably in
1940-41 timeframe in Osjakow in the Wielun district. here is the
story in short:

The mother was Rywka Igla who was born and raised in Wielun. Rywka
married to Hersh-Leib PASALSKI >from Osjakow. The young couple lived
in Osjakow and there is where the baby was born during 1940-1941.

In 1942, Hersh-Leib was taken to a labor camp and Rywka and the baby
left by themselves. Later, Rywka was deported to Chelmno by the
Nazis and never returned.

After the war, Hersh-Leib returned to Osjakow and found no trace of
his wife and the baby. Some people told him that the baby was sick
before the deportation and was hospitalized in a local hospital or a
clinic but still could not found any trace of her as well.

That's all what we know. Hersh-Leib later remarried and built a new
family in Israel. His daughter is the initiator for this research.

Does anybody out there know anything?
How can we find out her name and birthdate?
Where can we find records about this baby?

Thanks for your help,

Joseph Gal
Israel


R. Yaacov Tuvia of Vilna 2nd half 19th Cent #rabbinic

Alan Glazier <aglazier@...>
 

Discovered a patriarch was R. Jacob or Yaacov Tuvia of Vilna, b abt
1840; May have lived in Vilki (Vilkija) at some point. Any info
appreciated, or any info on possible lists of Lithuanian rabbis
1850-1910?

Alan Glazier


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Yaacov Tuvia of Vilna 2nd half 19th Cent #rabbinic

Alan Glazier <aglazier@...>
 

Discovered a patriarch was R. Jacob or Yaacov Tuvia of Vilna, b abt
1840; May have lived in Vilki (Vilkija) at some point. Any info
appreciated, or any info on possible lists of Lithuanian rabbis
1850-1910?

Alan Glazier