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Re: finding obituaries #general

Barbara Ellman
 

US newspapers have included obituaries from the 1600s.  These increased as the size of
newspapers grew.
 
My experience is that obits or paid announcements of death on our immigrant relatives did not begin to appear until the deceased had some wealth, generally in the late 1930s.  Even one of my wealthy great-uncles who died in 1934 did not have an obit, but I did find information on the filing of his will for probate.
 
Where to look depends on where the relatives lived and what newspapers have been digitized.  Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchives.com, Ancestry (usually refers to Newspaper.com).  These do not include many NY area newspapers in which I'm most interested.  NYTimes is searchable for the life of the newspaper or is available through
ProQuest (often available at libraries).  Many universities have access to digitized newspapers.  Library of Congress has Chronicling America for searchable newspapers.  You might get a more direct response if you pose the areas that you are researching in the US.
 
Good luck
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Barbara Ellman

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Re: What town is Kodmo Russia? #ukraine #bessarabia

cheryl.r.grossman
 

Hi Fran - My great-grandfather also lived in Kodyma, and also had a second wife. They perished during the holocaust. His name was Feivel Zibulsky or similar. I don't know the name of his second wife. Could we be related?

Cheryl Grossman


Re: Are the C-Files from the USCIS worth getting? #general

Jacob Heisler
 

My request was for someone born in 1904 and immigrated in 1916, but
was only naturalized in 1956 (after naturalization records switched to
A-Files).

On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 10:01 AM N. Summers via groups.jewishgen.org
<summ1=verizon.net@...> wrote:

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 09:00 AM, Jacob Heisler wrote:

I tried ordering an A-File via a FOIA request, but I was told I was
only allowed to request the file through their Genealogy Program, the
one that is about to cost a lot of money.

According to the FOIA request website, any immigration documents over 100 years old must be requested thru the Genealogy program, which requires payment of a fee. That should mean any documents from 1921 and later are available for FOIA requests. Were your requests for older documents?

Nancy Summers

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine); LISS / ALPER (Motol, Russia/Belarus); LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)


Re: Looking for Israeli relatives #israel

Robin Klainbard
 

I sincerely wish to thank all of the wonderful people who responded to my request both here and privately. I am so happy to report that through some incredible people helping I have connected with my family! I could be more excited. My 94 year old Dad is really touched that he has located his relatives. What a gift everyone has given and I will be eternally grateful. Thank you to you all. Sending virtual hugs.
JewshGen rocks!!!!

Robin Klainbard


Re: Are the C-Files from the USCIS worth getting? #general

N. Summers
 

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 09:00 AM, Jacob Heisler wrote:
I tried ordering an A-File via a FOIA request, but I was told I was
only allowed to request the file through their Genealogy Program, the
one that is about to cost a lot of money.
According to the FOIA request website, any immigration documents over 100 years old must be requested thru the Genealogy program, which requires payment of a fee. That should mean any documents from 1921 and later are available for FOIA requests. Were your requests for older documents?

Nancy Summers

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine); LISS / ALPER  (Motol, Russia/Belarus); LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)


Re: Are the C-Files from the USCIS worth getting? #general

N. Summers
 

Thank you so much! this is very helpful.

I discovered that the Naturalization index cards (which I found on Ancestry) show the C-File number, so for those people I wouldn't need to request an index search, (which i think is done primarily to find if there is a C- file ). For several ancestors i'd like to have copies of their naturalization certificates (which I assume are in the C-files), so first I have to request an index search and then request a copy of the C-file  . For pre-1906 naturalizations, I think the documents are with the court at which the naturalization was processed; some courts sent copies to INS>USCIS but others did not.

I also learned that for the post-1906 naturalizations the Petition for Naturalizatin and the grant of  naturalization are on the same document; the Petition is on the front of the page and the Naturalization on the back.  Are there also separate certificates of Naturalization?

Nancy Summers

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Nancy Summers

Maryland, USA

 

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine)

LISS / ALPER  (Motol, Russia/Belarus)

LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)


Re: Circular (radial) Descendant Family Tree --looking for digital program or website that can create this #general

Steve Stein
 

For any field for which you can specify the output font, you can print in Hebrew, but it is somewhat tedious. I have created a field called Hebrew Name, and I use the Web Hebrew AD font for it. On the data entry screens it looks like gibberish, but on output it looks fine.

Steve Stein


Need help determining fate/yarzheit of KLEIN family members deported fron Medzilaborce. KLEIN #holocaust # slovakia #holocaust

tzipporah batami
 

Need help determining fate/yarzheit of family members deported fron Medzilaborce. Am told possibly ended up Lukow. Anyone have knowledge of more details of events in Lukow? Or specific knowledge Klein Family Fani, Shmiel, Yankel, Raizel, Dina?
 
Thank you
Feigie Teichman


finding obituaries #general

Trudy Barch
 

Hello,

 

Does anyone know when USA obituaries began in newspapers?  Other than Legacy are there any other sites where I should be looking for ‘older’ (1930s-1940s) ones?

Also, is their anything similar for European deaths – past and current?

 

Thank you,    Trudy Barch,  Florida


Re: Help locate this Gulag-camp or village listed in post-war record #russia #holocaust

Moses Jefferson
 

I think Dr. Leiserowitzs’ suggestion is most accurate. In a memo written by my great grandfathers sister (written after the war), she writes that at first they (her parents and siblings) were taken to a forest where they were forced  cutting down large trees and preparing wood. In the end of 1941 they were set free [?] and went to the nearby town Byisk

Once in Byisk her brothers found work in Barnao which makes very much sense to actually be Barnaul as suggested, which is around a days trek from Byisk (160 km).

What troubles me most is obviously the lack of personal records that the Russians might still have. Sadly the Russian still boast about “thank us for saving the Poles from the Nazis”.

Moses Jefferson


Re: LEBEDENKO/LEBEDENCO surname origins #ukraine #romania #russia #general

Angela Lehrer
 

My family also came from Lebedev. Their family name was GOLUB, What was your grandmother's name? 

Angela Lehrer


Re: Gravestone translation needed from Hebrew for Max Luria 1859-1924 #translation

David Barrett
 

The Hebrew year as written  is TARPAD =5684  corresponding to 1924

and the Hebrew actually says " who went to / departed to His world"
 The date is : First day Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Regards 
David Barrett


Re: Jadovno-ידובנו #general

David Barrett
 

sorry Yoav - you read it incorrectly
The first letter is a MEM
It actually says in Hebrew  FROM DUBNO
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubno

David Barrett


Yecheil Mechel Keller from Galicia #poland #galicia

k5709999@...
 

looking for info or family of my gg grandfather Yecheil Mechel Keller -lived in Radomysl (Wielki) Galicia and later in Limanov in born about 1880 died about 1910
thanks
Joseph Kauftheil


Publication of Staszów Memorial Book #poland #yizkorbooks #holocaust

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

I am extremely pleased to announce that a 878-page Staszów Memorial Book, an annotated English translation of the 1962 Yizkor book Sefer Staszow, has just been published and is available from JewishGen. It also covers nearby Jewish communities of Kurozwęki, Osiek, Połaniec, Rytwiany and Szydłów.  For details, see:

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Staszow.html

 

Jean-Pierre Stroweis

JRI-Poland - Staszów town leader

Jerusalem, Israel

 


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Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


Re: Jadovno-ידובנו #general

Dr.Josef ASH
 

it can be Edvabne, near Byalostok in Poland. the bad remembered town in Jewish history.
May it?
Josef ASH, israel


World Jewish Restitution Organization Asking Participants to Post Their Stories #announcements #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WRJO) is asking Holocsut survivors and their families to share  their stories through videos, photos, or drawings include #MyProperyStory and tagging @WRJORestitution. The purpose is to raise awarenes of the need to address the restitution of Jewish private and communal property seized during the Holocaust and its aftermath. Their 5 week campaign begins on September 8 in advance of the High Holidays and runs through October 11- Shemini Atzeret/Simcat Torah.  Go to: https://wjro.org.il/my-property-story/ to read or share a story.

 

During the Holocaust, millions of Jews throughout Europe were robbed by the Nazis of every possession they ever had, such as jewelry and paintings, from their homes and businesses.

 

This year, 75 years after the Holocaust, the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), an organization addressing the restitution of Jewish property in Europe, launched for the second year in a row a social media campaign for their #MyPropertyStory: The Next Generations.

 

This year, the campaign will focus on survivors, their descendants and their connection to their family history before and after the Shoah, to shine a light on the unprecedented theft of property from Jewish people and communities during the Holocaust and its aftermath.

 

To read more see: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/holocaust-survivors-and-heirs-tell-stolen-property-stories-on-social-media-641337

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Photo for language identification #photographs #translation

erikagottfried53@...
 

It looks a loan word to me, too.  Not too fishy an explanation. (Sorry--couldn't resist.)
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Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


Budapest Boys Choir #hungary #galicia

Sarah Rochel Hewitt <srhewitt@...>
 

My Great Grandfather, Elias Gartel, relayed a story (on a recording) that a little before he was bar mitzvah, he left his parents' house and went to go sing in a choir in Budapest. This would have been in the late 1890s. Looking for any leads on such a choir that would have recruited young singers from as far away as Rava Ruska.  Thank you

Sarah Rochel Hewitt


Fishel Gorlitzer, Dayan of the Sanser Rebbe #galicia

Sarah Rochel Hewitt <srhewitt@...>
 

I am looking for detailed information of the Sanzer court in Nowy Sacz (Sanz). I believe my Great-Great Grandfather, Tzvi Hersch, was his son. Two of his sons are known: Samuel Yehoshua Rocker who became a well-known figure in Cleveland and wrote a bio of the Sanzer Rebbe, and Noah, who ended up in Vienna. I have enough anecdotal proof but would love to find hard evidence... Any leads for a "bucky" in Sanzer history would be much appreciated.

Sarah Rochel Hewitt

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