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Re: SS5 Question for Immigrants #usa #poland

jbonline1111@...
 

"She requested her SS# in 1977 (she was 77 years old). She had to have been naturalized in order to get a SS#. But my question is, if she wasn't born in the US, how could she get a SS# without a birth certificate or naturalization papers? "

Actually, anyone who works in the USA must have a Social Security number.  They do not have to be born here nor must they be naturalilzed citizens.   Women of Helen's generation may never have worked outside the home, but might have to get a social security number in order to receive Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits, for example, which would explain her getting one at age 77. 

Through the early 1900s, women were naturalized on their husband's naturalization papers. Therefore, Helen may have been naturalized with her husband.  

I found some of my "missing" relatives and more information on them at the cemetery.  When I went to visit the grave of one, I found several buried adjacently.  This might be another avenue of research. 

Best of luck!

Barbara Sloan


Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town's Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #lithuania

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town's Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery


Accessibility Issue.

bsmannlein@...
 

 

Thanks to Jon Seligman for raising this issue  White text on a black ground is an accessibility issue.   

  • About 50% of people have some degree of astigmatism.
  • White text on black grounds causes “halation” -  a visual fuzzing effect.
  • Halation  reduces readability of text and is particularly bad for people with astygmatism.

Jon Seligman wrote:
The hashtag has the potential to be useful but needs to be visually presented better. The white in small letters on a light green background (#Sephardic#Galicia) makes it almost invisible to the eye. Larger letters and a black background would work (#Sephardic #Galicia).
 


JewishGen Weekly Update 10/11/19

Nancy Siegel
 

JEWISHGEN WEEKLY UPDATE

October 11, 2019


Don’t miss the latest issue of JewishGen’s Weekly Update, which reports on a variety of new and updated JewishGen resources. We hope you will find it to be informative and helpful to your research. 


This issue includes articles about:

  • New JewishGen Discussion Group

  • Online Class - East Prussia and Baltic Nations

  • Six New KehilaLinks Webpages

  • German Collection - 1845 Altona-Hamburg Census

  • New Director of Member Support

  • Bessarabia Cemeteries Update

  • New Records from Dej, Romania (Formerly Des, Hungary)

  • Helpful Hints: Using the Unified Search 


We invite you to access the JewishGen Weekly Update by following this link:

https://mailchi.mp/jewishgen.org/jewishgen-weekly-update-303615


Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Communications Coordinator

JewishGen.org



Re: SS5 Question for Immigrants #usa #poland

mac4shop@...
 

I'm not convinced she could not have a Social Security Number even if she wasn't a citizen, but maybe others can cite the official rules on that question.  I went to look at the 1952 manifest mentioned.

The numbers associated with Murray and Helen on that 1952 passenger list look to me like Certificate of Naturalization (CN) or Naturalization Certificate (NC) numbers (which are the same thing).

 

My guess is Murray’s NC 2166347 would date from sometime in the 1920’s.

Helen’s NC 6517534 would date from right after WW II (ca 1944-46 or so, maybe a little later).

 

If you can find a court record of Helen’s naturalization and confirm she was issued that certificate number (it should be written on the back of her granted petition for naturalization or might appear on an index card), then you might want to request that C-file by number from USCIS (uscis.gov/genealogy).  The C-number is above 6.5 million, so it should be a substantial file with many documents showing place of birth—perhaps even her sworn testimony with that question.

 

Marian Smith


A guide knowledgeable in Jewish history located in Ukraine #ukraine

thirst4wholeness <thirst4wholeness@...>
 

Hello!

I am currently traveling in Ukraine and looking for a guide (or guides
in different towns) who would be knowledgeable in Jewish history of
these places and could show me around. Knowledge of Hebrew and Yiddish
would be desirable as I would like to search for some graves at the
local cemeteries. If the person has a car that we could use to drive
around, that would be great. I'm currently in Kiev, and other locales
that interest me are:

Brody
Lviv
Mohyliv-Podilsky
Shargorod
Berdychiv
Pryluky
Chernihiv
Kharkiv

I speak English and Russian, but no Ukrainian (no Hebrew or Yiddish
either). If you live in or know anyone knowledgeable in one of these
places, please let me know!

This is an urgent request, as I'm about to start moving around.

Thanks in advance for any ideas and input!

Best,

Kate


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine A guide knowledgeable in Jewish history located in Ukraine #ukraine

thirst4wholeness <thirst4wholeness@...>
 

Hello!

I am currently traveling in Ukraine and looking for a guide (or guides
in different towns) who would be knowledgeable in Jewish history of
these places and could show me around. Knowledge of Hebrew and Yiddish
would be desirable as I would like to search for some graves at the
local cemeteries. If the person has a car that we could use to drive
around, that would be great. I'm currently in Kiev, and other locales
that interest me are:

Brody
Lviv
Mohyliv-Podilsky
Shargorod
Berdychiv
Pryluky
Chernihiv
Kharkiv

I speak English and Russian, but no Ukrainian (no Hebrew or Yiddish
either). If you live in or know anyone knowledgeable in one of these
places, please let me know!

This is an urgent request, as I'm about to start moving around.

Thanks in advance for any ideas and input!

Best,

Kate


Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town's Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #ukraine

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town's Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery


Ropschitz in America

YBentham
 

Hello
My late father David Henryk Ropschitz had relatives in the USA at the end of the 1800s I believe. I have also found the name Ropschitz appearing in an address, like a street name somewhere in the USA. Are there any Ropschitz family members around who might be connected to the Ropschitz family from Lvov? Morris Ropschitz born Lvov 1865 I believe, was my grandfather.  I would be thrilled to be in touch with anyone from that family connection since most of the family was wiped out in Auschwitz. Thank you. Yolanda Ropschitz Bentham, Somerset, England. ,

moderator note: please respond privately


information abour Nowy Sacz, former Galicia #galicia

sylvia.vanderhoeft@...
 

Does anyone know where I can find information ( such as birthrecords) in Nowy sacz before 1820?


Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town=E2=80=99s Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

The dedication of the Synagogue Square Memorial was held on July 19,
2019. This memorial is to honor the former Jewish community of
Yurburg. It was initiated by the the town=E2=80=99s Christian mayor,
Skirmantas Mockevicius. He found David Zundelovitch, a renowned
Lithuanian-Israeli sculptor with family roots in the town, who along
with his daughter Anna and son Greg, executed the memorial on a site
near where the famous old wooden Yurburg Synagogue, built in the
1790s, once stood. The partners of this project include the Jurbarkas
regional municipality, CAN New Artists Collegium, the Litvak community
of Lithuania, the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery and also many
private people.

This is a unique memorial in that it was initiated by a Lithuanian!
It is the first of its kind.

A more complete article appears at:
https://azjewishpost.com/2019/lithuanian-descendants-return-for-dedication/

Also see a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/Jb1_RrEgjeo

Joel Alpert, Chair of the Friends of the Yurburg Jewish Cemetery


Re: Photographic Stick Pins #galicia

Frank Schulaner
 

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:25 PM, <barbarakrasner@...> wrote:

I've come across a photo stick pin that was found in my grandfather's knotted sock. I suspect the photo might be my grandmother's mother, Pesia Seife Zuckerkandel, of Kozlow, Galicia. Has anyone come across stick pin photos of family members? If so, from what region and timeframe?
Barbara Krasner
Somerset, NJ

 On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 04:25 PM, <barbarakrasner@...> wrote:

I've come across a photo stick pin that was found in my grandfather's knotted sock. I suspect the photo might be my grandmother's mother, Pesia Seife Zuckerkandel, of Kozlow, Galicia. Has anyone come across stick pin photos of family members? If so, from what region and timeframe?
Barbara Krasner
Somerset, NJ

 I once had two such photo pins (black and white), of my mother (born 1907) and grandmother (born c. 1870), taken when both were one or two years old, in what must have been the same studio in Rymanow, Galicia.


photograph stick pins

Frank Schulaner
 

I once had two such photo pins (black and white), of my mother (born 1907) and grandmother (born c. 1870), taken when both were one or two years old, in what must have been the same studio in Rymanow, Galicia.


Re: Photographic Stick Pins #galicia

Frank Schulaner
 

I once had two such photo pins (black and white), of my mother (born 1907) and grandmother (born c. 1870), taken when both were one or two years old, in what must have been the same studio in Rymanow, Galicia.


Re: Photographic Stick Pins #galicia

Frank Schulaner
 

After years of moving about, I lost them, but at one time I had photo stick pins both of my mother (born 1907) and her mother, my grandmother (born c.1870). Both photos were taken when they were one or two years old, in apparently the same photo studio in Rymanow, Galicia. I say apparently, because the style of both photos--the shading, the black-white balance, etc.--seems the same despite the years between them.


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

Jon Seligman
 

Abraham,

 

The hashtag has the potential to be useful but needs to be visually presented better. The white in small letters on a light green background (#Sephardic #Galicia) makes it almost invisible to the eye. Larger letters and a black background would work (#Sephardic #Galicia).

 

חג שמח

)it was always outrageous that the JewishGen forum would not accept Hebrew characters – so תודה רבה)

 

Jon Seligman

Zur Hadassa, Israel


Re: Panevezys - Lithuania #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Please email me and I will try to help.

Also check out the KehilaLink at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/panevezys/

Regards

Eli

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