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Re: US Naturalization questions (more or less general) #general #records

Herbert Lazerow
 

    Some women who were naturalized before 1922 by marrying husbands who were American citizens filed their own naturalization papers in th 1930s or 1940s.  It is worth checking because the naturalization petitions contain valuable genealogical information, as do the declarations of intent.
Bert
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Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110
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Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2020)


New Translation Uploaded #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

R Jaffer
 

I am pleased to announce that the first half of Volume A of The Jews in Bessarabia; Between the World Wars 1914-1940 has been generously translated by Sheli Fain and uploaded to the Yizkor Book translations at: https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Bessarabia01/Bessarabia01.html

Sheli is working to complete Volume A. We are looking for a volunteer to translate Volume B. Please contact me privately if you are available to do so.


Roberta Jaffer

Bessarabia Research Division Yizkor Books Coordinator

Massachusetts

 


WWII Evacuees LitvakSIG record #lithuania #records

dubflower@...
 

Hello,
I found a record on the LitvakSIG WWII evacuees list that may correspond to someone from my family. Is there a way to gain more information from that record.
The record I'm referring to is:

R10528 SLESERIS / [SHLESER], Yakov 
  Salomon b. 1907 
 
 
Communist party member 

1941   
Vilnius 
Vilnius 
WWII Evacuee to the USSR 
LCVA/R-754/10/23 
Served in the 16th division of the Red Army.


Birth/marriage/census records in Oberwart, Hungary #hungary

MOSES LENZKY
 

This town known as Oberwart or Felső Eőr in hungarian, i would like
to know if there is any birth/marriage records for the years of
1800-1825 or if any census records for this town.


M Lenzky


Re: Genealogy research leads to discovery of cousins thought to have died in the Holocaust #holocaust

fdbaran@...
 

Some 3 years ago, while browsing old family pictures, I found a picture of a young boy with his name written on the back - Herszel SZTARKMAN. I asked my grandmother who he was, but she didn't know. His surname - SZTARKMAN - was not in my family tree and she never heard of it in our family.

Some weeks later I was searching my great-grandmother`s surname in the Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony and I found some records with her surname and... SZTARKMAN. The pages were submited by a man called Herszel SZTARKMAN in 1990 in memory of his parents and siblings who perished in the Holocaust. His mother's name and surname were those of a sister of my great-grandmother - Rukhlia TKACZ - and his father's name was named Pinkus. They were from Rowne, Volhynia. My great-grandmother was from Vladimir Volynski, not far from there.

I asked for help in ViewMate (the page of testimony was in Russian). In resume: the man who submited the pages lived in Jalal Abad, Kyrgysztan. Again, I asked for help in this forum and someone googled for his name using the cyrillic alphabet. One of the results was an article from an online newspaper from Kyrgysztan about a blood hospital in Jalal Abad whose 1st director in the 1970's was... Gerschel Pinkusevitch SZTARKMAN. Bingo!

At the age of 86 my grandmother discovered she had a cousin she never knew about.

Flavio Baran


Sons in law's names Abramchik Yossel and Itzik Yossel. #names

Rosalind
 

I have the following information from a YiskorBook in Lithuania.
Rabbi Yosef Katz had 2 sons in laws , Abramchik Yossel and Itzik Yossel.
Now Abram(chik) was my great grandfather. He definitely did not have another name Yossel .His father was not Yossel.
I am wondering whether the Yossel in both sons in laws'  names  actually refers to their father in law Yossel.
Is this a known name usage ?
Thank you,
Ros Romem


Basic 1: Explore the Revamped JewishGen Website - Available Anytime, Any Device #announcements #general #education #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 1: Explore the Revamped JewishGen Website - Available Anytime,
Any Device

Take a Self-Paced Class at home on your computer/Device using a
downloaded workbook.

Want to learn to navigate your way through the maze of Jewish data
collections on the revamped JewishGen website? This course is a series
of workbook exercises that will take you on a guided tour of the paths
and byways that make up the JewishGen massive website. You will visit
the links that connect the composite databases, projects, Research
Divisions (SIGs) and open up the wonders of JewishGen.

There is no requirement to receive this series of lessons; everyone is
eligible. The price is $25.00. The fee will be waived if you qualify
for JewishGen's Value Added Services (having made a $100 donation to
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Looking for my family in Lowicz Piontek Sobota #poland

YOEL437@...
 

I am searching for family and looking for everyone that belong to the familys: Wolkowicz, Kalski, Jastrzembski
from the above towns.
Drori Yoel,
From Israel


Re: Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Paul Silverstone
 

It is difficult to make out the second word, but I think the first word is not the name of a ship.   It is also difficult to determine the year
of passage although his second child was born in NY in 1902.    There were no ships on the North Atlantic run
with a short name like this beginning with F.   Bonsor's "North Atlantic Seaway" in the  index for F like this.

Paul Silverstone


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Re: Lithuania / Russia city called "Mempsi #russia #lithuania

Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

Sounds like name of one of the Lithuanian towns "Naumestis" (NewTowns): Kudirkos Naumestis, Zemaiciu Numestis and Naujmiestis.

Alexander Sharon
JGFF


Re: Jones Avenue / Goel Tzedec Cemetery, Toronto #canada

Neil Richler
 

Hi Adam,

Our cemetery project at JGS Toronto has been stalled for a few years. The late Allen Halberstadt did and amazing job of collecting data and took many photographs of most Toronto cemeteries. Since he passed away 6 years ago, we have made slower progress. We have photos for most of the cemeteries including Jones. Please contact me privately with what you are looking for and I'll check and will email what I have.

Neil Richler
info@...


Re: Graves in Belz, Ukraine, Jewish cemetery? #rabbinic #ukraine #records

jpalmer@...
 

I cannot answer your question but I can empathize because we have similar issues with my own family.

I want to mention the wonderful Yiddish song “Belz, mein Shtetele Belz.” I love that song!

Peace,

Jeff Palmer
Researching PINKOWITZ (Bessarabia), DOKTOR (Bohemia), HARFENIST (Galicia), WEINSTEIN (Russia, New York, Baltimore)


Goodman family in Montreal #canada

Peter Bush
 

Searching for possible relatives in Montreal.
From 1911 census
Isaac Goodman, a grocer, born approx 1865 in Russia
2nd wife Jennie formerly Endenzweig/Cohen born approx 1874 in Russia, lived in London,UK prior to her arrival in Canada.
Children Abraham, Jacob, Hyman, Samuel and Fanny born between 1890-1901
Do these names ring any bells?
Thanks, 
Peter Bush
plbush1@...


Re: Jones Avenue / Goel Tzedec Cemetery, Toronto #canada

manderlie@...
 

Find A Grave includes this Cemetery and a few photos. I imagine the ones private citizens have taken and uploaded to the site. Worth checking in case you have good luck and yours is among them. 

Sue G


Re: Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

Could be Fee or Tee, also. 
Diane




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From: Susan&David <rosens@...>
Date: 8/25/20 10:06 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

I managed to locate the full-size document on-line.  Based on the wife's name that I believe is Fannie, I think the initial letter of the ship name is 'F'

David rosen,
Boston, MA

On 8/25/2020 9:25 AM, Diane Jacobs wrote:
Looks like the ship Dee or Off Upla or Ufla to Quebec and then by train to NY.
You need to search online for a correct possible ship and then go to stevemorse.org to search the Canadian
Passenger Manifests and the Canadian 
Border Crossings .

Diane Jacobs 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Keren Weiner <kweiner2@...>
Date: 8/24/20 1:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Requesting your assistance with deciphering the handwriting on the attached Petition for Naturalization for Abraham HOROWITZ, who arrived in New York on 3 June 1899.  The description of the vessel reads in part "...to Quebec and via R.R. and boat to N.Y." but the first two words of the vessel are a mystery we could sure use your help to solve.    With thanks,

Keren Weiner,  Pittsfield, MA kweiner2@...>
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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Basic 1: Explore the Revamped JewishGen Website - Available Anytime, Any Device #announcements #general #education #JewishGenUpdates

Nancy Holden
 

Take a Self-Paced Class at home on your computer/Device using a downloaded workbook. 

Want to learn to navigate your way through the maze of Jewish data collections on the revamped JewishGen 
website? This course is a series of workbook exercises that will take you on a guided tour of the paths and byways
that make up the JewishGen massive website. You will visit the links that connect the composite databases,
projects, Research Divisions (SIGs) and open up the wonders of JewishGen. There is no requirement to receive this series of lessons; everyone is eligible. The price is $25.00. The
fee will be waived if you qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services (having made a $100 donation to
JewishGen’s General Fund within the past 12 months). You are then welcome to enroll at no additional charge (the system will recognize you and will not ask for a credit card.
Course Description: https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40208 Register for this class: https://www.jewishgen.org/education/edu-courses.asp?group=selfpace For questions, please email nholden@... Nancy Holden Director of Education


Re: Sharing family tree information #general

Robert Hanna
 

Let me clarify.  I don't have children myself.  I was referring to children of relatives.  It's up to their parents what they choose to post.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Re: Jewish Tombstones Found on New York's Long Island #general #usa

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

See below

Is there a protocol for discarding a Jewish stone that might have been made in error and not completed?
Perhaps there was a tombstone carver in the area who discarded incomplete/incorrect work  which was then used sold or used for other purposes?

Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia


10a.  Jewish Tombstones Found on New York's Long Island #gen

From: Jan Meisels Allen
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 02:04:49 EDT

Hook Creek in North Woodmere, Nassau County, New Yuork was the site of finding a bed of crushed white rocks made of white granite and marble with a carved Jewish star and other stone fragments had carvings of words, “beloed” “ther”  possibley mother or father.

No one eems to know where they came from.

See: https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/report-jewish-tombstone

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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Re: Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Susan&David
 

I managed to locate the full-size document on-line.  Based on the wife's name that I believe is Fannie, I think the initial letter of the ship name is 'F'

David rosen,
Boston, MA

On 8/25/2020 9:25 AM, Diane Jacobs wrote:
Looks like the ship Dee or Off Upla or Ufla to Quebec and then by train to NY.
You need to search online for a correct possible ship and then go to stevemorse.org to search the Canadian
Passenger Manifests and the Canadian 
Border Crossings .

Diane Jacobs 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Keren Weiner <kweiner2@...>
Date: 8/24/20 1:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help needed to decipher handwriting of the name of vessel on attached Petition for Naturalization #usa

Requesting your assistance with deciphering the handwriting on the attached Petition for Naturalization for Abraham HOROWITZ, who arrived in New York on 3 June 1899.  The description of the vessel reads in part "...to Quebec and via R.R. and boat to N.Y." but the first two words of the vessel are a mystery we could sure use your help to solve.    With thanks,

Keren Weiner,  Pittsfield, MA kweiner2@...>
--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Looking for help to find Polish passport #poland

Jessica Eber
 

The person who helped me was Krystyna Duszniak: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~losthistories/  It was a long process, which I had started on my own, but Krystyna was able to help me when things got messy. She lives in Australia but works with someone in Warsaw who can file the papers in person.

I'm not an expert, but I think the confirmation process is slightly different from the ordinary way to get citizenship, because it is for people who are assumed to have a claim to citizenship (through descent) but have no official documentation to prove it. I don't know all the rules about renouncing citizenship, but Krystyna will know. When I first applied for a confirmation of citizenship, I was rejected because of my father's service in the US army (which is in effect a renunciation of his Polish citizenship), but that was before 1951. Later I applied through my mother's family, and that's when Krystyna stepped in and helped me get the job done!

Good luck!