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Re: Name of Ester #galicia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Hadasah is the Hebrew name for Queen Ester. I am not familiar with Hudesa.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI, USA

Hirschfeld, Lindenbaum, Buxbaum, Buchsbaum-Skwarzawa, Gliniany,
Jaryczow Nowy, Sielec Bienkow - Galicia
Minowicki, Minowitzki, Minoff-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk - Belarus

Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth wrote:

<<Would the names Hadasah and Hudesa both be considered Hebrew names
for Ester?>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Name of Ester #galicia

Joseph Hirschfield
 

Hadasah is the Hebrew name for Queen Ester. I am not familiar with Hudesa.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI, USA

Hirschfeld, Lindenbaum, Buxbaum, Buchsbaum-Skwarzawa, Gliniany,
Jaryczow Nowy, Sielec Bienkow - Galicia
Minowicki, Minowitzki, Minoff-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk - Belarus

Ruth Fenichel Kornbluth wrote:

<<Would the names Hadasah and Hudesa both be considered Hebrew names
for Ester?>>


Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016

Francoise Bassan-Darmon explores the history of some of her ancestors
within her paternal branch. All of them originally lived in Spain but
their fates were different. The family de Leon went to Portugal in 1492
where they were forcefully converted to Catholicism, at least in
appearance (the so-called /conversos/ or /new Christians/ NC). Roque de
Leon was born ca. 1643 in Sanbade, a small village near Bragance. But
his mother was prosecuted by the Inquisition, as crypto-Jew.Therefore,
as soon she was freed, the family fled to Bordeaux (France) where the
/Portuguese Nation/ was established and tolerated. Roque de Leon is
married in 1668 according to the catholic rite but his wife also belongs
to the same community. Then he settles in Toulouse where he becomes a
prosperous merchant. But his competitors denounce him as a crypto-Jew
and he has to flee again before the stake. He reaches Amsterdam with his
family in 1685. Now he can officialize his judaism and, after the death
of his wife, marry again in the synagogue.

Another ancestor, Balthazar Orobio de Castro, was also born in Bragance
(Portugal) in 1620 in a NC family who moves back to Spain in 1622
because this country seems slightly safer than Portugal at the time. He
studies catholic theology and medicine, becomes the physician of
important people but in 1654, the Inquisition catches him and put him in
jail for three years in terrible conditions. As soon he is free, he goes
to France, in Bayonnefirst, in Toulouse for a short time and finally
reaches Amsterdam where he dies as a Jew in 1687. It is ironic to learn
that the city of Bragance has recently named a street after Isaac (alias
Balthazar) Orobio de Castro. The plate describes his life but forgets to
mention he was a Jew.

As for the Bassan family, it was also expelled >from Spain, probably went
to Turkey, then moved successively to Venice, Amsterdam,
Hamburg,Amsterdam again and finally Paris.

Browsing through the archives of the undertaker's company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

In Issue #126 of our Journal, Bernard Lyon-Caen described the life of of
Tobias Koen (1763-1849) who was the podiatrist ofEmperor Napoleon and of
Empress Josephine. He was born in Mahlhausen (Bavaria) under the name of
Seligmann Tobias. One of the readers of this paper found that before
coming to Paris, Tobias spent the period 1787-1792 in Marseilles.
Searching in Marseilles archives, the author discovered another "artist
podiatrist" named Mayer Tobia or Tobias. It was then easy to check that
this one was the younger brother of the previous one. He was born in
1775 also in Malhausen, arrived in Marseilles in 1797 and died there in
1848. It would be interesting to discover who taught the art of podiatry
to both brothers.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

Georges Graner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #general

Georges Graner
 

/Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016

Francoise Bassan-Darmon explores the history of some of her ancestors
within her paternal branch. All of them originally lived in Spain but
their fates were different. The family de Leon went to Portugal in 1492
where they were forcefully converted to Catholicism, at least in
appearance (the so-called /conversos/ or /new Christians/ NC). Roque de
Leon was born ca. 1643 in Sanbade, a small village near Bragance. But
his mother was prosecuted by the Inquisition, as crypto-Jew.Therefore,
as soon she was freed, the family fled to Bordeaux (France) where the
/Portuguese Nation/ was established and tolerated. Roque de Leon is
married in 1668 according to the catholic rite but his wife also belongs
to the same community. Then he settles in Toulouse where he becomes a
prosperous merchant. But his competitors denounce him as a crypto-Jew
and he has to flee again before the stake. He reaches Amsterdam with his
family in 1685. Now he can officialize his judaism and, after the death
of his wife, marry again in the synagogue.

Another ancestor, Balthazar Orobio de Castro, was also born in Bragance
(Portugal) in 1620 in a NC family who moves back to Spain in 1622
because this country seems slightly safer than Portugal at the time. He
studies catholic theology and medicine, becomes the physician of
important people but in 1654, the Inquisition catches him and put him in
jail for three years in terrible conditions. As soon he is free, he goes
to France, in Bayonnefirst, in Toulouse for a short time and finally
reaches Amsterdam where he dies as a Jew in 1687. It is ironic to learn
that the city of Bragance has recently named a street after Isaac (alias
Balthazar) Orobio de Castro. The plate describes his life but forgets to
mention he was a Jew.

As for the Bassan family, it was also expelled >from Spain, probably went
to Turkey, then moved successively to Venice, Amsterdam,
Hamburg,Amsterdam again and finally Paris.

Browsing through the archives of the undertaker's company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

In Issue #126 of our Journal, Bernard Lyon-Caen described the life of of
Tobias Koen (1763-1849) who was the podiatrist ofEmperor Napoleon and of
Empress Josephine. He was born in Mahlhausen (Bavaria) under the name of
Seligmann Tobias. One of the readers of this paper found that before
coming to Paris, Tobias spent the period 1787-1792 in Marseilles.
Searching in Marseilles archives, the author discovered another "artist
podiatrist" named Mayer Tobia or Tobias. It was then easy to check that
this one was the younger brother of the previous one. He was born in
1775 also in Malhausen, arrived in Marseilles in 1797 and died there in
1848. It would be interesting to discover who taught the art of podiatry
to both brothers.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

Georges Graner


LEV family in Stamford Hill #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact or receive family information on Shterna Bracha
LEV, daughter of Mordecai ROKEAH of the Belz Dynasty.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies, please.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LEV family in Stamford Hill #general

Neil@...
 

Trying to make contact or receive family information on Shterna Bracha
LEV, daughter of Mordecai ROKEAH of the Belz Dynasty.

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Private replies, please.


Re: Hello #germany

Dorotea Kasprus <kasprus.dorotea@...>
 

Hi
My name is Dorota Kasprus ,I was born in Poland in 74 . I am trying to
complete my genealogy tree . I have never heard that any of my ancesters
are Jewish but I suspect that my mothers family has some Jewish roots.
Only by looking at my grand mother pictures I can easy say that she
wasn't pure German . She was also for her entire live against the Jewish
people and they tradition . Even just without reason she was so anxious
whenever we have watched some programs on the TV about holocaust or so ...

She was born in Germany in Disburg in 1910 ,her maid surname was KAMIN ,
after the 2nd war she get marriage to German/ Polish man ,my grand father
and changed her surname to Leitgeber ,they were moved to Gdansk .

I also know that her familly came >from Polish town Kornik ,close to Pozen,
German part of the Poland before 1st WW . They surname ,my grand ,grandmother
was KICKI
. I am not really sure where to start my research . Please help me to find
my past . I am going to ask my mother for some more details but I might need
some help to get a bit deeper that just 3 generations ,I guess we might
find the truth in the past .

Regards Dorota Kasprus kasprus.dorotea@hotmail.co.uk


Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #germany

Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016 - [contains 2 articles with possible German connections]

Browsing through the archives of the undertakers' company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

George Graner georges.graner@wanadoo.fr


German SIG #Germany Re: Hello #germany

Dorotea Kasprus <kasprus.dorotea@...>
 

Hi
My name is Dorota Kasprus ,I was born in Poland in 74 . I am trying to
complete my genealogy tree . I have never heard that any of my ancesters
are Jewish but I suspect that my mothers family has some Jewish roots.
Only by looking at my grand mother pictures I can easy say that she
wasn't pure German . She was also for her entire live against the Jewish
people and they tradition . Even just without reason she was so anxious
whenever we have watched some programs on the TV about holocaust or so ...

She was born in Germany in Disburg in 1910 ,her maid surname was KAMIN ,
after the 2nd war she get marriage to German/ Polish man ,my grand father
and changed her surname to Leitgeber ,they were moved to Gdansk .

I also know that her familly came >from Polish town Kornik ,close to Pozen,
German part of the Poland before 1st WW . They surname ,my grand ,grandmother
was KICKI
. I am not really sure where to start my research . Please help me to find
my past . I am going to ask my mother for some more details but I might need
some help to get a bit deeper that just 3 generations ,I guess we might
find the truth in the past .

Regards Dorota Kasprus kasprus.dorotea@hotmail.co.uk


German SIG #Germany Issue #128 of Genealo-J has just been published #germany

Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, /publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 128, Winter 2016 - [contains 2 articles with possible German connections]

Browsing through the archives of the undertakers' company Schneeberg,
Anne-Marie Fribourg was intrigued by the announcement of the death of
Charlotte Moyse (1815-1901), successively widow of Emmanuel Dreyfus and
Isaie Alexandre. This death was accompanied by several eulogies in
newspapers, quoting her as a famous organist and harmonium player.
Fribourg was able not only to find Charlotte's ancestry, mainly >from
Alsace (Reichshoffen and Hellimer) but also to follow her brilliant
career through innumerable press excerpts during 60 years She began by
playing and teaching piano but soon specialized in the harmonium and in
an instrument called /melodium/ produced by the Alexandre factory, not
related to her second husband. She also wrote several compositions for
piano, organ or harmonium. Fribourg studied also the lives of her two
husbands, both of Alsatian origin. Isaie Alexandre was the inventor and
maker of metallic pens who were very popular and replaced goose quills.
The famous writer Alexandre Dumas was enthousiastic about them and
Rossini was unable to compose his famous mass until he was given these
excellent pens.

Avraham Malthete found the /mohelbuch/ (register of circumcisions) of
Aron Levy, who was cantor in Epinal (Vosges) and /mohel/ between 1844
and 1863. He was born in Bischheim (Alsace) in 1806 and died in Epinal
in 1864. The texts of the /mohelbuch/ are in German but written in
ashkenaze hebrew cursive. It lists 184 circumcisions giving all the
details on the child and his family. Boys concerned come >from 26
different villages and cities, mainly pertaining to the Vosges
department : 48 >from Epinal, 54 >from Remiremont, 13 >from Le Thillot, 9
from Rambervilliers. The paper provides the detailed list of all 184
circumcisions. Among them, one can find David Emile Durkheim
(1858-1917), founder of modern sociology.

George Graner georges.graner@wanadoo.fr


JewishGen Education: Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Course "Explore the JewishGen Website" January 6 - January 20

Throughout 2017, JewishGen will offer four Basic Genealogy Courses:
"Exploring JewishGen", "Search Strategies", "Organizing Your Data" and
"Explore the Belarus SIG Website". These courses are text-based with
skill-building exercises for each topic. They are open 24/7 on an
interactive JewishGen Forum, where you can download the lessons and
work at your own pace.

These courses are free to those who have contributed $100 to the
General Fund in the past 12 months.

Want to discover family research methodology and map the hidden
resources of JewishGen? Want to learn how to search one of the
leading resources for Jewish genealogy? Want to learn to navigate
your way through the maze of Jewish data collections?

The course does not require you to have started your genealogy
projects. It is for those who wish to grasp the intricacies of the
JewishGen website. You do not need the original surname or the name
of your immigrant town.

This course is not how to do your personal family research.

Enrollment is open.
http://www.jewishgen.org/education
Click on the "enroll" hyperlink. If you are not a value-added
contributor, there is a charge of $18.

Please address questions to Nancy Holden jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


Call for Papers! / IAJGS 2017 Orlando / Deadline January 15, 2017 #usa

Adam Brown
 

We are very pleased to invite prospective speakers to submit proposals
for a presentation at the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held >from Sunday, July 23 through Friday July 28, 2017
at the Walt Disney Swan Resort on the grounds of Disney World/Epcot
Center in Orlando, FL.

This annual worldwide gathering brings together more than 1,000 family
researchers, academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a
wide variety of individuals >from around the world who cherish the
heritage and the future of the Jewish people.

The submissions deadline is on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
The committee set this deadline to allow enough time to evaluate many
worthy proposals, to choose the best, and to notify speakers of their
acceptance during the early registration period that ends on Sunday,
April 16, 2017.

All the information you need to get started is in under the Call for
Papers tab on the Conference web site at www.iajgs2017.org.

We hope many of you will feel inspired to attend, present, and
participate with us.

If you know of others who might like to present at the upcoming
conference, please feel free to share this email. After reading the
relevant pages on our web site, you may request further information
via email sent to program@iajgs2017.org.

Many thanks, and we look forward to a great conference next summer
in Orlando.

Very truly yours, Program Committee, program@iajgs2017.org
37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Orlando, Florida


Early American SIG #USA JewishGen Education: Basic 1 - Exploring JewishGen #usa

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Course "Explore the JewishGen Website" January 6 - January 20

Throughout 2017, JewishGen will offer four Basic Genealogy Courses:
"Exploring JewishGen", "Search Strategies", "Organizing Your Data" and
"Explore the Belarus SIG Website". These courses are text-based with
skill-building exercises for each topic. They are open 24/7 on an
interactive JewishGen Forum, where you can download the lessons and
work at your own pace.

These courses are free to those who have contributed $100 to the
General Fund in the past 12 months.

Want to discover family research methodology and map the hidden
resources of JewishGen? Want to learn how to search one of the
leading resources for Jewish genealogy? Want to learn to navigate
your way through the maze of Jewish data collections?

The course does not require you to have started your genealogy
projects. It is for those who wish to grasp the intricacies of the
JewishGen website. You do not need the original surname or the name
of your immigrant town.

This course is not how to do your personal family research.

Enrollment is open.
http://www.jewishgen.org/education
Click on the "enroll" hyperlink. If you are not a value-added
contributor, there is a charge of $18.

Please address questions to Nancy Holden jewishgen-education@lyris.jewishgen.org


Early American SIG #USA Call for Papers! / IAJGS 2017 Orlando / Deadline January 15, 2017 #usa

Adam Brown
 

We are very pleased to invite prospective speakers to submit proposals
for a presentation at the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held >from Sunday, July 23 through Friday July 28, 2017
at the Walt Disney Swan Resort on the grounds of Disney World/Epcot
Center in Orlando, FL.

This annual worldwide gathering brings together more than 1,000 family
researchers, academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a
wide variety of individuals >from around the world who cherish the
heritage and the future of the Jewish people.

The submissions deadline is on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
The committee set this deadline to allow enough time to evaluate many
worthy proposals, to choose the best, and to notify speakers of their
acceptance during the early registration period that ends on Sunday,
April 16, 2017.

All the information you need to get started is in under the Call for
Papers tab on the Conference web site at www.iajgs2017.org.

We hope many of you will feel inspired to attend, present, and
participate with us.

If you know of others who might like to present at the upcoming
conference, please feel free to share this email. After reading the
relevant pages on our web site, you may request further information
via email sent to program@iajgs2017.org.

Many thanks, and we look forward to a great conference next summer
in Orlando.

Very truly yours, Program Committee, program@iajgs2017.org
37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Orlando, Florida


SITE CITE - Free Historical Canadian Directories #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Gail Dever of Genealogy ala carte has put together on her website
Historical Canadian Directories all of which are free access. For
those researching Canada, the information should be of help in finding
your ancestors at specific time periods.

These are the directories that she has in her "Genealogy Toolbox":

British Columbia City Directories, 1860-1955

Calgary (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1903-1924

Canadian Directories Collection (Halifax, Ottawa, plus others)

Chatham (Ontario) Directories, 1870s to 2005

Hamilton, London and Kingston, Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario

Henderson=E2=80=99s Directories (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

Kingston, Ontario City Directories, 1855-1922

Lethbridge (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1953

Lovell's Montreal Street Directories 1842-2010

Marcotte Directories of Quebec City, 1822-1976

Medicine Hat and District (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1959

Peterborough (Ontario) City Directories, 1858-2010

Toronto City Directories, 1833-1922

Go to: http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?page_id=3D10651 for the links to
the above.

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@att.net>

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(US) Southern Claims Commission Records--Civil War #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those researching their Civil War ancestors the US Southern Claims
Commission (SCC) Records may be of interest. The SCC was established March
3, 1871 to settle the claims of Union loyalist Southerners during the Civil
War. The SCC was to consider the validity and justice of claims for stores
and supplies taken during the Civil War for use of the Army and Navy.

There were over 22,000 claims filed with the SCC between March 1871 and
March 1880 for property losses exceeding $60 million. About 32 percent of
the claims were approved. As the claimant had to provide testimony about
their loyalty to the Union, and prove their losses the information is of
genealogical value.

The states that were covered under the SCC include: Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia-which was still part of Virginia
during the Civil War.

The geographical list of claims may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/j8udoy8
Original url:
http://www.slcl.org/sites/default/files/shared-files/geographical_list_of_cl
aims/scc%20geographical%20list%20of%20claimants.pdf

To read more about how to find out if your ancestor actually filed a claim,
if it was allowed, barred or disallowed, in addition to the aforementioned
geographical list see:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/records/fl/Research-in-Southern-Claims-Commiss
ion-Records.htm

Ancestry.com, FamilySearch and Fold3.com have at least partial collections.
Ancestry.com and Fold3.com are subscription based databases and require
subscription access. Local Family History Centers have subscriptions to
Ancestry.com and Fold3.com on their center computers and many public
libraries have subscriptions to Ancestry.com.
To see what FamilySearch has on SCC go to:
https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Southern_Claims_Commission

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committe


Early American SIG #USA SITE CITE - Free Historical Canadian Directories #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Gail Dever of Genealogy ala carte has put together on her website
Historical Canadian Directories all of which are free access. For
those researching Canada, the information should be of help in finding
your ancestors at specific time periods.

These are the directories that she has in her "Genealogy Toolbox":

British Columbia City Directories, 1860-1955

Calgary (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1903-1924

Canadian Directories Collection (Halifax, Ottawa, plus others)

Chatham (Ontario) Directories, 1870s to 2005

Hamilton, London and Kingston, Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario

Henderson=E2=80=99s Directories (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

Kingston, Ontario City Directories, 1855-1922

Lethbridge (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1953

Lovell's Montreal Street Directories 1842-2010

Marcotte Directories of Quebec City, 1822-1976

Medicine Hat and District (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1959

Peterborough (Ontario) City Directories, 1858-2010

Toronto City Directories, 1833-1922

Go to: http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?page_id=3D10651 for the links to
the above.

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@att.net>

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Early American SIG #USA (US) Southern Claims Commission Records--Civil War #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

For those researching their Civil War ancestors the US Southern Claims
Commission (SCC) Records may be of interest. The SCC was established March
3, 1871 to settle the claims of Union loyalist Southerners during the Civil
War. The SCC was to consider the validity and justice of claims for stores
and supplies taken during the Civil War for use of the Army and Navy.

There were over 22,000 claims filed with the SCC between March 1871 and
March 1880 for property losses exceeding $60 million. About 32 percent of
the claims were approved. As the claimant had to provide testimony about
their loyalty to the Union, and prove their losses the information is of
genealogical value.

The states that were covered under the SCC include: Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia-which was still part of Virginia
during the Civil War.

The geographical list of claims may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/j8udoy8
Original url:
http://www.slcl.org/sites/default/files/shared-files/geographical_list_of_cl
aims/scc%20geographical%20list%20of%20claimants.pdf

To read more about how to find out if your ancestor actually filed a claim,
if it was allowed, barred or disallowed, in addition to the aforementioned
geographical list see:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/records/fl/Research-in-Southern-Claims-Commiss
ion-Records.htm

Ancestry.com, FamilySearch and Fold3.com have at least partial collections.
Ancestry.com and Fold3.com are subscription based databases and require
subscription access. Local Family History Centers have subscriptions to
Ancestry.com and Fold3.com on their center computers and many public
libraries have subscriptions to Ancestry.com.
To see what FamilySearch has on SCC go to:
https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Southern_Claims_Commission

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committe


SITE CITE - Free Historical Canadian Directories #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Gail Dever of Genealogy ala carte has put together on her website
Historical Canadian Directories all of which are free access. For
those researching Canada, the information should be of help in finding
your ancestors at specific time periods.

These are the directories that she has in her "Genealogy Toolbox":

British Columbia City Directories, 1860-1955

Calgary (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1903-1924

Canadian Directories Collection (Halifax, Ottawa, plus others)

Chatham (Ontario) Directories, 1870s to 2005

Hamilton, London and Kingston, Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario

Henderson=E2=80=99s Directories (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

Kingston, Ontario City Directories, 1855-1922

Lethbridge (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1953

Lovell's Montreal Street Directories 1842-2010

Marcotte Directories of Quebec City, 1822-1976

Medicine Hat and District (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1959

Peterborough (Ontario) City Directories, 1858-2010

Toronto City Directories, 1833-1922

Go to: http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?page_id=3D10651 for the links to
the above.

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@att.net>

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - Free Historical Canadian Directories #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Gail Dever of Genealogy ala carte has put together on her website
Historical Canadian Directories all of which are free access. For
those researching Canada, the information should be of help in finding
your ancestors at specific time periods.

These are the directories that she has in her "Genealogy Toolbox":

British Columbia City Directories, 1860-1955

Calgary (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1903-1924

Canadian Directories Collection (Halifax, Ottawa, plus others)

Chatham (Ontario) Directories, 1870s to 2005

Hamilton, London and Kingston, Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario

Henderson=E2=80=99s Directories (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)

Kingston, Ontario City Directories, 1855-1922

Lethbridge (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1953

Lovell's Montreal Street Directories 1842-2010

Marcotte Directories of Quebec City, 1822-1976

Medicine Hat and District (Alberta) Telephone Directories, 1907-1959

Peterborough (Ontario) City Directories, 1858-2010

Toronto City Directories, 1833-1922

Go to: http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?page_id=3D10651 for the links to
the above.

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@att.net>

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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