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Re: Post WWII relatives records in Brussels, Belgium - JAKUBOWICZ #general

aviv_ya@...
 

Hi Etienne,

The information you have provided seems to be very helpful. I will give it a try indeed.

I have already contacted the mentioned archive in Brussels and I'm on a progress to reproduce a file regarding a family relative. Do you know if it can be sent by e-mail or just in hard copy?
In addition, I found on FamilySearch an immigration documents from Antwerpen, 1926, that with a careful guess I belive it also related to my family. What databases do you recommend for such documents?

Best regards,
Aviv


Quick Translation from German to English Please #translation

Carol Zinter
 

Just found this marriage certificate on Ancestry yesterday.  It contains the names of our 3rd great grandparents, Marcus Liebermann and his wife Rosalie Espen.  It also seems to contain the names of each of their parents, who have been unknown to us until now.  Would appreciate a full translation to include any and all names mentioned.  Thank you so very much!!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Sad news #general

Bruce Drake
 

The husband of Ala Gamulka, who has translated many Yizkor books for JewishGen, has passed away. He was born in Kovel, grew up in Rokitno, and survived the war by hiding out in the forest with his mother.
 
I came to know Ala because she volunteered her help to translate the now-completed Kovel Yizkor book. Because of her husband's heritage, she did it as "a labor of love."
 
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD 


Re: Town of ROSOW or REZOWO in Grodno gubernia #belarus

Alexander Sharon
 

Town Ros' in Volkovysk uyezd, Grodno Gubernia


Re: Ester Fanya Fomin family from Vitebsk, Belarus and then Riga, Latvia #belarus #latvia

Pavel Bernshtam
 

Fomin family lived in Kolyshki, a small village near Vitebsk:

http://www.angelfire.com/ms2/belaroots/kolyshki.htm

one of famous Fomins was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yefim_Fomin


ViewMate Translation Request - German #translation

Carol Jean Weightman
 


 
I have posted 3 vital records in German for which I need a translation. 
 
They are on ViewMate at the following addresses:
 
 
 
 
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
 
Thank you very much.
 
Carol


Researching meaning of surname from Ukraine #ukraine #names

Denise Suttle
 

Hello. If anyone has a copy of Alexander Beider's Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire I would be so grateful if you could search for the name MESCHMAR or MYSHMAR. My father's family was from Odessa, and we have no information earlier than the 1880's. The surname in Hebrew means guardian, jail or guard post. We are curious about in the required selection of a surname, how it came to be that a Hebrew name was chosen, rather than something more secular. If there is a possible meaning in Russian for the name, this might answer the question. All suggestions and thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.
Denise Suttle
abqsuttle@...
MESCHMAR (Ukraine, Odessa, Kiev) LECHZIER, LEKHTSER (Kishinev, Medzhibozh, Bessarabia, Moldova)


Weinstein/ Skora/Zlotschewer/Blecher families #poland

alizah hochstead
 

I am also rather new to this and not to successful. My grand father was Oscar Aron Weinstein his wife was Rochel Yetta Skora Weinstein (Possibly SHmuckler. My grandfather was from the Poland but moved around as his father had remarried. He did have a half brother named Mayer.


Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

Adam Cherson
 

Thank you Allan for the thorough and entertaining information. One more question: is there an index of NYC Death Certificates for the years 1949-1968 (or any sub-period within that time frame)? Thanks in advance.


Re: Deportation from U.S. ports back to Eastern Europe #general

Judi Wagner
 

Sherri,
No, their mother was dead, and the father could not come to US, was already sent back in 1923 before they were born for a heart murmur.  I am hoping to find a marriage record, then maybe I can trace them.  I did a quick check on that and nothing turned up, but I will keep at it.

Judi


Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

Adam Cherson
 

Thanks to all for the leads. It seems access to NYC DCs from 1949-1968 is in the courts since 2019. I just donated $25 to the cause. This is a travesty for NYC which is way behind the rest of NY State and many other states on this issue. I wonder if under the current regulations the Health Department would release to me a DC for my 3rd cousin, once removed who died in 1949? This event occurred 71 years ago. Ah well, on to more fruitful pastures..


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Max Heffler
 

I think there is confusion in that many MyHeritage trees were entered in Hebrew and thus it presents them as entered. It does not change any local settings.

 

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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

 

Check your settings as my subscription has never switched from English to anything else

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Re: help with ged/dna #dna

Jeffrey Herrmann
 

Thank you, Rollie.  That is especially interesting because she also lived in the 17th century, and from the surname Weber I would guess it was the German-speaking part of Switzerland. 


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

sonialipham368@...
 

Check your settings as my subscription has never switched from English to anything else


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

danbrockman@...
 

Geni is owned by My Heritage. My Heritage is owned by an Israeli company.

Geni is for those researchers who admire the concept of a World Tree of all people who have a name. Many comments above speak to duplicates. On Geni there are no duplicates. One person, one record, one set of relatives. If you add a person that is already on Geni you will get a duplication message and a request for a Merge. 

Geni is also integrated with GedMatch. 


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

sonialipham368@...
 

Ancestry owns Family Tree Maker and no longer supports any problems


Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Max Heffler
 

Another benefit I have found from using geni, MyHeritage and Ancestry are photos. Many times an individual’s  photo will appear on only one of the sites.


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Re: Is it possible to see NY Death Certificates (not indexes) and Naturalization Records (not indexes) online during Covid? #records

A. E. Jordan
 

Hi

The death certificates are locked away at the Health Department only available to direct family members.

Depends on what years you are looking for on the naturalization but a lot of them are on Ancestry or Family Search.  A simple trick is go to the NARA NYC page and type in naturalization and they will explain what they have with links to the collections on FamilySearch mostly.  However most of the Family Search files are not indexed so you need to have the certificate number and then know how to browse the files by number not searching by name.

Allan Jordan




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From: Susan Goldsmith <jcwsmg@...>
To: Jewish Gen Digest <main@...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Is it possible to see NY Death Certificates (not indexes) and Naturalization Records (not indexes) online during Covid? #records

I should know the answer to these two questions, but am floundering. 
 
1. Is there any way to see death certificates, not indexes, after 1948-49 for NYC and Brooklyn online.  I seek one for 1969 in Far Rockaway and one for 1981 in Brooklyn.
 
2. Is there any way to see naturalization records, not indexes,  in US District Court for the SD NY (NYC), US District Court for the ED NY (Brooklyn) , NYC Superior Court  and Kings County Court online?
 
Thank you,
Susan Goldsmith
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
 



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HOROWITZ, DRASNIN (DRASNE) Dauhinava, Belarus; TOBIAS (TOUBES, TOBES, TAUBES) Novyy Swerzhen and Stowbtsy, Belarus; ROZANSKY, BILINSKY, MIRANSKY Iasevichi, Belarus
DAVIS, HAFFNER Botosani, Romania
WAXMAN (WAKSMAN), KOENIGSBERG Sandomierz, Ostrowiec Poland


Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

A. E. Jordan
 

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From: Adam Cherson <adam.cherson@...>
What is the status of the 1949 records, which I believe are now public records due to the passage of time. Are they available on microfilm at the NYC Municipal Archive?

The New York Health Department lives by its own rules so no they are not available.  In theory births over 100 years should also be public but the Health Department simply does not follow the rules.  For example if you can prove a person is dead the Health Department under its own rules should release the birth certificate.  I was looking for a child born in 1910 and died three years later in an accident.  I took the Health Department the death certificate requesting the birth certificate and repeatedly they kept asking me, "Are you the child's father?"  I finally pointed out to the clerk if in 2018 I was the father of a child born in 1910 we would have a much bigger story to talk about ....even the clerk stopped reading the rule book and thought about what she was asking and started to laugh.  They never did find the birth certificate for me.

Allan Jordan




Re: NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

A. E. Jordan
 

From: Barbara Ellman <ellmanb@...>
All records not identified on the Municipal Archives site are still held by the Health Department:
 

Marriage Licenses after 1949

 



This is incorrect information.  Marriage licenses were and still are issued by the City Clerk in New York City at the Marriage Bureau.  They hold the licenses from 1950 to the current day. 

Any license over 50 years is public record and anyone can buy a copy.  There is no self service at the Marriage Bureau.  You can not go there and view the records.  You can buy them in person (in normal times) or mail order.  The fee is $15 in person and it includes a limited search if you do not have all the details.

If you want copies it makes more sense to check the online index to get the date or certificate numbers first.

Licenses that were less than 50 years are available to the people named on the certificate as well as other people.  Read the Marriage Bureau's information as to the process for ordering the newer certificates.

Allan Jordan

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