Date   

Re: Otto Oppenheimer of San Francisco #usa #general #germany

The Becker's Email
 

Otto Oppenheimer b. 8 July 1884 Camberg, Hesse, Germany per his naturalization papers (and his German birth record)..  He was a merchant.  He and his wife Irma arrived in the US in 1934 from Mexico.  His parents were Lazarus Oppenheimer and Bettchen Mayer.  Information on him is available on both familysearch.org and Ancestry.  He died June 1958 and his death notice provides no details.  No children. 

Johanna Becker
Newport, Rhode Island
USA 


How to research Bialystok archives #records #poland

JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

I found  a reference to a birth index  which could be the one of my great grand mother on https://www.rtrfoundation.org/ data base. How does one get about with Byalistok archives to obtain the actual birth certificate? 
Thank you for any help

Regards
Catherine Jurovsky

catherine.jurovsky@...


Jews from Jaslo #galicia #names #poland

NTalbot
 

My friend Jerzy Michal Rucinski is a collector of vintage photographs and postcards from Jaslo.
He is interested in connecting with descendants of Jewish families from Jaslo.
I will put interested parties in touch with him through me.

--
Nina Talbot
Brooklyn, NY
ninaitalbot@...

NEGER, SPINRAD (Dynow, Poland)
TOLPEN (Suchostaw, Poland/Sukhostav, Ukraine)
DISTENFELD, ADLER, WILDER (Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland/Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine)


Searching for Ritevsky/Rits origins in Lithuania #belarus #lithuania

GEORGE MASON
 

I am searching for the origins of the Ritevsky/Rits genealogical line in Lithuania. I have information indicating that it may have started in the village/town of Vilkaviskis, in south-east Suwalki Gubernia in the 1700's. Later, Ritevskys are found in Minsk in the 1870's and 1880's owning a chain of shops that specialized in selling collars, cuffs, etc. They immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1890's and changed their surname to Rits. I would welcome any help in learning more about their origins/early ancestors or their businesses in the Minsk region.
Thank You,
George Mason
USA

Researching MOZESON in Lithuania, Poland, and Latvia,
NATHANSON in Lithuania and Latvia, and ORABENA/ARABENA in Spain.


Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

ahcbfc@...
 

My children's Jewish/Hebrew are named after one deceased relative (I'm Ashkenazim) and one living relative (husband is Sephardi) though we definitely had quite a conversation during the first pregnancy.
Barbara Cohen
Glenview IL
ahcbfc@...


Re: Yale Hungarian Collections #hungary

LarryBassist@...
 

Siggers,
  There are several items I would like searched. They are in Hungarian and/or Hebrew or Yiddish. Does anyone know how this could be arranged? Is there someone of you who are willing to go there and search? I would be willing to pay. (For this I am interested in Albert-Irsa and Szeged.) I imagine there are other siggers who would want searches done too.
Thanks,
Larry Bassist


Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

billie.stein@...
 

For "mixed" families, there is no hard and fast rule, but most likely if the naming is for a Sephardic relative, it may be of a live one, whereas if naming for an Ashkenazi relative, it would be for someone no longer living.

Billie Stein
Givatayim, Israel


Re: Translation needed of record from hebrew #translation

binyaminkerman@...
 

I think it is a ballot for electing officials to the vaad ha'ir (like city council) of Jerusalem. The nominated people have to have lived in the city at least 3 years. A line would be written next to a name to signify a vote. 
I don't see the the name you are looking for on the list. It could be further down on the page since they are listed alphabetically and Yitzchak would be a bit below where the page cuts off. I do see a Shabsi ben Reb Yitzchak Yaakov (leftmost column 4th down). There is no surname but Shabsi's father was named Yitzchak Yaakov. This could be relevant or totally unrelated to your search.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


Probate in Toronto #records

David Lewin
 

How can I obtain a copy of the probate of a person who dies in
Scarborough, Toronto after 1971
I do not have a death date. He had owned and was living at 84
Torrance Road, 701 Scarborough

David Lewin


Re: Jewish Heritage Annual Report

Steven Turner
 

Thank you so much Jan for sharing this report. Glad to see the Tempel Synagogue of Ivano-Frankivsk made the report. The foundation is providing us with much advice. All those interested in the synagogue and/or Rabbi Kolesnik please contact me.


Re: Where are these records #lithuania #records

Russ Maurer
 

Hello Herman,
The standard archival designation is organized as archive/fond/inventory/file. Thus the example you gave works out to
KRA - the Kaunas regional archive (other archival abbreviations frequently encountered in Lithuanian records are LVIA, the state historical archive, and LCVA, the central state archive, both located in Vilnius)
I-210 - the number of the fond at KRA
1 - the number of the inventory (ie, a section) within that fond
439 - the number of the file within that inventory

Many Lithuanian records are online at familysearch.org, but not this specific file as yet. You would have to purchase a copy of your records from KRA (kaunas@...). The records would be in Russian as the area in question (Rokiskis) was part of the Russian Empire at that time.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG


Re: Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Jill Whitehead
 

My mother's family in Edinburgh,Scotland and another person in Kent, UK took in one brother and his two sisters from Berlin during the war as Kindertransports. Their mother escaped the Nazis via the Iberian peninsula, but could not get into the USA. She went onto Cuba (with other women in a similar situation), and entered Florida "unofficially", marrying a Polish Jew with US citizenship (her German husband had died of natural causes pre war). The marriage did not last, but she obtained visas for her three children in 1942 and they joined her in respectively 1943, 1944 and 1945. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

David Harrison
 

From a series of trails of ancestors in The Netherlands, I have found that the given names of the firstborn alternate through the ages.  This means that most firstborn first cousins have not only the same given name but also the same family name.  But luckily in that country because the wife has not changed her family name and their system whereby there is no Census on a specific day , but a "house-book' for each ten-year period which cross-references all movements in and out over that period, there is a significant amount of other material to help sorting out which is which.  In my family a young person spent several years with a relative and was therefore crossed out on leaving and a new entry on return, whilst another listed for a period of time the employment of a "Wet-Nurse"; there are some advantages of a semi-police-state!
David Harrison, Birmingham, GB
DREILSMA, VAN RYN, HYMAN, DE YOUNG; Netherlands


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Mark Stone <markstone@...>
Sent: 17 February 2021 10:14
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names
 

I come from a family of Ashkenazi on my father's side and from Sephardic origins from my mother’s family.

 

I once asked a learned man “where does it leave me?”.

 

The answer  “absolutely nowhere!”

 

Thank G-d for the State of Israel, because it no longer matters!

 

Mark Paul Stone   Lichtenstein/Morpurgo

P. S. Anyway I was named after my grandfather who passed away. However surely they are named ref: Dutch side, with the fathers name in the middle . Shall we say "ben", but it is not used


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Sherri Bobish
 


Stephen Weinstein is correct!  I miscounted the digits.

Thank you,

Sherri Bobish

760952439 is the same number of digits (9) as the number listed after SSN (157264934).  And the same number of digits (9) as my SSN.
 


Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

Mark Stone
 

I come from a family of Ashkenazi on my father's side and from Sephardic origins from my mother’s family.

 

I once asked a learned man “where does it leave me?”.

 

The answer  “absolutely nowhere!”

 

Thank G-d for the State of Israel, because it no longer matters!

 

Mark Paul Stone   Lichtenstein/Morpurgo

P. S. Anyway I was named after my grandfather who passed away. However surely they are named ref: Dutch side, with the fathers name in the middle . Shall we say "ben", but it is not used


Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names

Stephen Weinstein
 

If both parents are Ashkenazi, children are named after deceased relatives, or not named for anyone, but never named for the living.
If both parents are Sephardic, children are named for living relatives.

If one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic, do they follow Ashkenazi or Sephardic naming practices?
--
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
stephenweinstein@...


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Stephen Weinstein
 

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 09:20 AM, Sherri Bobish wrote:
The number after Mother's name is not a Soc. Sec. #, as it's the wrong # of digits.
760952439 is the same number of digits (9) as the number listed after SSN (157264934).  And the same number of digits (9) as my SSN.
 
--
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA
stephenweinstein@...


Re: help readng arrival document #records

Robert Heuman
 

328 E. 78th Street, which would be Manhattan and is a 6 story brick aparrtment building still standing, per Googel maps, if I read it correctly.

Robert Heuman, born in Manhattan...

On 2021-02-16 3:54:52 PM, June

Robert Heuman Copyright retained. My opinions - no one else's...:

Genis <junegenis@...> wrote:

I am fairly certain that I have found the correct arrival manifest for an ancestral cousin based on other documents but I'm having trouble deciphering what is on this one (2 pages) due to poor handwriting. You have to advance to the next page to see where he was going. Just follow line 14.  His name on the manifest is Mojsej Okun but he changed it to Louis in the US. In particular I am trying to ascertain the name and address of the person he was going to.  I think it says his uncle S Okun and he signed  my grandfather Simon Okun's death certificate as his nephew. The address is almost impossible to read and I'm not sure if by "New York" it means Manhattan or anywhere in NYC.

My grandfather Simon Okun was already in the US by then (Nov 19, 1913) but I have no record of him at such an address on that date. He married his second wife in early 1911. His address listed on the marriage certificate was 636 E. B Street.  However I can not find such an address although there is a 636 Ave B which is not too far from where the marriage was performed at 199 Eldridge Street, Manhattan. But Simon's Declaration for Naturalization was filed in February 1913 when he claimed to be a resident of Griffin Corners, NY. which doesn't seem to exist anymore.  I have it in my head that the papers were filed in Delhi, NY but I can't find the source for that at the moment. In the 1920 census he was in Catskill, Greene County, NY.  
 
My tree on Ancestry is June Genis Family Tree and is public.  A lot of the information on Simons Declaration was deliberately misstated to make it appear that his second wife's children from her first marriage were also his so all would be naturalized.
 
Here is a link to Louis/Mojsej's full gallery. I have found DNA cousins in Europe and Israel that I am sure he is related to but haven't been able to find his parents or how while all of those cousins trace to Rogachev, Belarus Simon claimed to have been born in Poltava, Ukraine. Any help in making sense of all this would be greatly appreciated. 
 
June Genis
Hemet, CA
Researching GENIS, OKUN, ETTINGER, CHESLER/KESLER, SUSMAN (Russian Empire)

--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Re: NYC Death Records #usa #records

Gary Gershfield
 

I have been successful a few times with this request. 

Under Parents' Names, I wrote that the deceased was in an orphanage, and the names are therefore Unknown.

Gary Gershfield
Forest Hills, NY


-----Original Message-----
From: RichardWerbin <richard@...>
To: main@...
Sent: Tue, Feb 16, 2021 10:00 pm
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] NYC Death Records #records #usa

I had the same problem asking the DOH for my grandparents' death certificates.
They died in Brooklyn in the 1960s.
I was looking for their parents' names.
DENIED, and they kept the fee I paid.
--
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


Re: Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Sherri Bobish
 


Scott,

This detailed page from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will answer your question.
https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/the-united-states-and-the-refugee-crisis-1938-41

Regards,

Sherri Bobish

6381 - 6400 of 662126