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Searching for 2 uncles taken by the Russian army from Miedzyrzec Podlaski #poland

Gert Rogers
 

Searching for two brothers who were my uncles.  They went with or were taken by the Russian army from Miedzyrzec Podlaski around Sept. 9, 1939 to Russia.  They names were Abram  and Nuske Goldman.I think one of them survived but not sure which one.  Any information  would help.

Contact Gert Solnik Rogers

e-mail gert.rogers@...

 

Thank you


Re: Translate English-English #translation

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Stav,

It looks like this to me:

occupation:  janitor
employer's name:  Issac Isarowitz
place of employment:  1414 Eastern Parkway, Kings

Kings County = Brooklyn, NY

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Re: Translate English-English #translation

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Issac Izacowicz, janitor, 1414 Eastern Parkway, Kings. NY. Kings is the county known today a Brooklyn.


Re: Translate English-English #translation

Deanna Levinsky
 

The person's work (occupation) is as a janitor. His name is Issac
ISCOWITZ(there may be a letter after the s and before the c) He works
at 1414 Eastern Parkway which is probably an apartment house. The
building is located in Kings County, that's Brooklyn, New York
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, New York
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


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

Stephen Weinstein
 

To clarify what I wrote a few minutes ago, I was speaking only of relatively recent records (from the last 70 years) that are still held by the health department.  Older records that are held by the archives are not subject to the same restrictions.


Re: Translate English-English #translation

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

I can make out:

OCCUPATION:  Janitor,   EMPLOYER’S NAME:  Issac  (prob should be Isaac) Isacowitz

1414 Eastern Parkway,   Kings, NY
 Kings refers to the county that encompasses the borough of Brooklyn.


Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


On Aug 2, 2020, at 12:28 PM, SKNR <stavknr@...> wrote:

Hi,
I would appreciate help in translating the text in the attached document.
I could not understand what was written.

Stav Kaynar
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View/Reply Online (#647856) 


Re: Translate English-English #translation

Max Heffler
 

Janitor  Isaac Isacowitz

1414 Eastern Parkway    Kings, NY (Brooklyn)

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of SKNR via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:29 PM
To: main@...
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Translate English-English #translation

 

Hi,

I would appreciate help in translating the text in the attached document.

I could not understand what was written.

Stav Kaynar


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


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

Stephen Weinstein
 

NY death certificates are not available to the general public.

For New York City (which includes both Brooklyn and Far Rockaway):

Spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren can obtain the certificate and the cause of death.  Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews, can obtain the information needed to do your genealogy, but without the cause of death.  Other relatives are out of luck.  See https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/death-certificates.page for more specific criteria.

To order, go to https://www.vitalchek.com/death-certificates/new-york/new-york-city-dept-of-health-and-mental-hygiene?click_id=855402888016363522&ppc=0

For all other cities, towns, etc., in NY State:

If you are immediate family (parent, spouse, child, or sibling) or have a legitimate medical or legal need, then you can order them online.  If you are a more distant relative and want them only because you are curious about your genealogy, then you cannot.

To order, go to https://health.ny.gov/vital_records/death.htm


Re: Searching records in New Haven, Connecticut #records

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Shelly,

Take a look at the Connecticut page of Cyndi's List for a good overview of what's available in each category of records: https://www.cyndislist.com/us/ct/

www.familysearch.org is a good place to start your research.  They have a large number of databases, i.e. U.S. census, and so much more.  It is a free site.

When you find Israel Noah Halper on the census (as a child, assuming he was living in his parents home) you will see who his parents are.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


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

Sherri Bobish
 


Hi Judi,

Within NYC, Southern District covers Manhattan & Bronx. 

Eastern District covers Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island.

But, you don't have to naturalize in the boro in which you live.  She may have filed papers near where she worked in the City.

You can get copies of her nat papers from NARA.
https://www.archives.gov/nyc/finding-aids/naturalization-holdings

It looks like Ancestry and FamilySearch only have SD index past 1944 or 1946, but not the actual records.

Based on her age when she arrived, if she did naturalize it would be after those years.

The nat papers will give her exact date of arrival, and probably contain a photo of her.  The only way to know if it's your Eliane is to see the papers.

Nat papers never list parents names.  If she was married or had children when she naturalized than it would list those names.

It's important to look at the names of the witnesses on the nat papers.  I've made many connections by doing that.

I don't recall who else is searching HIRSCHFELD, and with the town Strassburg.  Maybe they will see your post?

Glad the hurricane missed you.  It's coming up the East Coast towards us  now. 

Take care,

Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ


Re: Searching records in New Haven, Connecticut #records

Harriet Mayer
 

Check out online the New Haven Jewish Cemetery Database which covers cemeteries in the New Haven area.
Also on Ancestry see Connecticut Marriage Records, 1897-1968.

Harriet Mayer
New York NY


Re: Thank you & seeking help with French research #france

David Choukroun
 

Dear Miriam, 

Thanks for your kind words

About 1/ After 1969, you need to write to the Service central des cimetières, 71 rue des Rondeaux, 75020 PARIS  a letter (sorry in French I am afraid) asking them to locate the place (within 20 possible cemeteries)
The response time is about 1 month. I did it several times, it works.   I can help to push the request, just send me in private the name ( Raphael Jacob BULWAR, d. 11 January 1988), and all possible information.  They are sometimes asking a proof that the request is coming from the family.so I would need also to mention your link into the letter. Relative = Cousin ?   


About 2/ again follow Bernard Flam's guideline :)
For all the periods, you need to find the decree number as first step.
Most of them are on line , except the 1931 à 1948 period, for which a specific process applies
For this one, we need to ask the French National Archives to find the decree number for us (to my knowledge) 
I did a quick search, and I am afraid you fall into this 1931-1948 period.  To be verified

 About 3/ I am sorry, I do not have a filae registration. I hope somebody else will check for you
I had a quick look to the Insee files without success (but they are only valid for Post 1970 deaths)

Hope that helps, 

--
Regards,
David

david.choukroun@...
FRANCE

CHOUKROUN ATTALI ATLANI


Data Breach at GEDmatch has Concerns Over Privacy #dna #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

GEDMatch, the site some genealogists utilize to match with others from different DNA testing sites has suffered a data breach. While people could opt-out to share their data with law enforcement it found over one million users who had opted not to help law enforcement had been forced to opt-in. GEDmatch changed its policy in May 2019 so that only users who explicitly opted to help law enforcement would show up in police searches. They found two back-to-back hacks which over rode the users settings.

 

According to the owner of GeDMatch owner, Verogen, the first breach occurred early on July 19. After shutting down the site, his team “covered up the vulnerability,” he said, and brought it back online, but only briefly. “On Monday we took the site down again because it was clear the hackers were trying again.”  The site remained down or a week.

 

The giveaway that the matches were not actual relatives was that their DNA was too good to be true, said Leah Larkin, a biologist who runs DNA Geek, a genealogical research company.


To read more see: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/01/technology/gedmatch-breach-privacy.html

 

Thank you to Teven Laxer, members IAJGS Public Records Access Committee for sharing the article with us.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Back and forth to Russia #records

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"Surely the thread 'Back and forth to Russia' should be forwarded to all
the genealogy sites we've been evaluating, to show that there is
demand for passenger manifests for ships going eastward across the
Atlantic to be digitised and put online"

You can want them, but ships leaving the US didn't leave passenger lists. England might have arrivals in one or both directions, but you can't demand what doesn't exist - well, you can demand it, but that won't help.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Translate English-English #translation

SKNR
 

Hi,
I would appreciate help in translating the text in the attached document.
I could not understand what was written.

Stav Kaynar


Re: given name "Slawa"? #names #poland

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Slava is related to Slav, the people of Eastern Europe today. There are lots of -slav names for men and women, and the names were common in Slavic areas. So Slava was a common name. The name is also related to 'slave', as the Romans enslaved the Slavs and took them back to Rome and other places.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ.


Re: Ancestry Faces $250 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Auto-Renewals

JoAnne Goldberg
 

I am so happy to see this lawsuit. Ancestry does notify customers that
it will auto-renew their subscription way before it expires -- this
year, for me, it was five weeks in advance. They don't make it clear
that you will continue to have access to your account until the
expiration date, so I'd guess many people put it off and then forget,
and they don't send out another notice when they do renew.

Yes, they will remove the charge if you call them, but that's a hassle.
The 2018 California law that prevents most auto-renewals and requires
companies to let consumers cancel online should be extended to all states.

Since my subscription expired last spring, I have been using my
library's remote access subscription, and with all the money I am
saving, I am tempted to pony up for MyHeritage. I've never been
impressed by MH but some of your comments have motivated me to take a
closer look.
--
JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Experience with Romanian records #romania #records

Alicia Weiss
 

Greetings,

When doing a JewishGen search for my great-grandfather from Szecseny, Nograd megye, Hungary, I recently found a record of possible interest in the Hungarian Births.  The individual is listed as having been born in Szecseny, but registered in Arad (now in  Romania).  The record repository is Romanian National Archives and record set Synagogue Reg. 1.  
Can some kind soul experienced with Romanian records please advise if it is possible to view this record set online and if not, the best way to access it?

Many thanks

Alicia Weiss
Researching: WEISS/WEISZ Szecseny, Hungary; KUNDLER, Kaposmero/Kisvarda/Gyongyos/Budapest, Hungary; POLLAK, Kaposmero/Csurgo, Hungary;PRESSMAN/PRESEISEN, Kiev, Ukraine; GOLDFELD, Russia; Dufine/Dufan/Dufayn, Orgeev Moldova/ Tuchin Ukraine; MAUTHNER/MAUTNER, Szecseny, Hungary, HEMPEL/HAMPEL, Poland.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

Lisa Liel
 

I'm aware of this, and you have a right to accept that at face value.  For the record, I do.  But I also know that there are a lot of Jews who would *not* be okay with that, and suggesting to Jews that they post their family trees on FamilySearch without letting them know as well the use that may be made of that information is unfair.  I don't know why anyone would want to keep that information from people.

Lisa


On 8/2/2020 9:53 PM, Barbara Mannlein wrote:

What do you mean, Lisa?

Are you worried about posthumous baptism? The purpose is to ensure that ancestors can join church members in the afterlife. Individual Mormons submit to the church the names of persons they wish to have baptized, then undergo baptism“by proxy.”  The LDS believe that the baptism must be accepted by the person baptized, so if you know that your ancestors would not accept being baptized, you have no concerns.  

    "Each individual has agency, or the right to choose. The validity of a baptism for the dead depends on the deceased person accepting it and choosing to accept and follow the Savior while residing in the spirit world. The names of deceased persons are not added to the membership records of the Church."

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


On Aug 2, 2020, at 8:08 AM, Lisa Liel <lisa@...> wrote:
Or, you know, don't, if you have any concerns about what the Mormon Church will do with records of your ancestors.
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Build your family tree on Family Search's Family Tree site.  This LDS collaboartive tree site is totally free and claims it's the largest family tree and still growing.
James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA




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Re: Housing Family Trees for FREE #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 


What do you mean, Lisa?

Are you worried about posthumous baptism? The purpose is to ensure that ancestors can join church members in the afterlife. Individual Mormons submit to the church the names of persons they wish to have baptized, then undergo baptism“by proxy.”  The LDS believe that the baptism must be accepted by the person baptized, so if you know that your ancestors would not accept being baptized, you have no concerns.  

    "Each individual has agency, or the right to choose. The validity of a baptism for the dead depends on the deceased person accepting it and choosing to accept and follow the Savior while residing in the spirit world. The names of deceased persons are not added to the membership records of the Church."

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


On Aug 2, 2020, at 8:08 AM, Lisa Liel <lisa@...> wrote:
Or, you know, don't, if you have any concerns about what the Mormon Church will do with records of your ancestors.
_._,_._,_
Build your family tree on Family Search's Family Tree site.  This LDS collaboartive tree site is totally free and claims it's the largest family tree and still growing.
James Castellan
Rose Valley, PA