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Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

Robert Avner
 

The information being given about Acacia & Bayside Cemeteries are incorrect. They are two of the three Ozone Park Cemeteries. The third is Mokom Sholom which is always kept locked & you have to call the office to have it opened. What is correct is that there are no offices on site for the three Ozone Park cemeteries however there is a caretaker on site for Bayside Cemetery. They are not managed & owned by the same company. Bayside Cemetery is owned by Congregation Shaare Zedek in Manhattan & that is the only cemetery they own & was forced by a court to manage & maintain it properly. It is only open 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sundays. You should call ahead of time #212-874-7005 & the contact person was Jesse as of this past summer. Acacia is open every day except Saturday to 3:30pm is owned & operated by the same company that runs Mokom Sholom, Linden Hill, Machipelah & Mt Hope on Jamaica Ave. There phone # 212-477-2221. They assume immediately that you are doing genealogy & are not the most helpful.
Robert Avner


Re: GOLDBERG from Zychlin, Leczyca or Lodz, Poland #poland

David Jacobowitz
 

I have been looking for my Goldberg/Danziger family from Poland for a while. Maybe you have some suggestions. Abraham Danziger is my grandfather.
1. Fajwel Goldberg b. circa 1800
└ +Fajga Ryfka BORROWER
2. Chaim Wolf Goldberg b. circa 1833, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
└ +Chawa Laja LEFFEL b. circa 1836; m. February 23, 1855, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland
3. Razel Necha GOLDBERG b. September 22, 1856, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland; d. before 1913, Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
└ +Maer Danziger b. between April 22, 1857 and May 15, 1862, Rozprza, piotrkowski, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland; d. May 14, 1928, St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States; m. circa 1880, Radom, Radom County, Mazowieckie, Poland
4. Abra Danziger b. September 25, 1878, Rawa Mazowiecka, Rawa County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland; d. April 2, 1962, Riverdale Nursing Home, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States
4. Rywka Danziger b. between 1880 and May 25, 1883, Bielany, Warsaw, Warszawa, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. 1934, Age 54y
4. Anna Danziger Scheiner Greenberg b. between circa 1882 and August 23, 1885, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland; d. April 10, 1957
4. Mary DANZIGER b. between September 12, 1887 and circa May 1889, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. March 16, 1985, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
4. Malka DANZIGER b. July 5, 1889, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
4. William Danziger b. December 18, 1895, Radom, Radom County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland; d. October 1969, Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States
3. Ajzyk Goldberg b. October 31, 1862, Rawa, Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland

David Jacobowitz
Vermont


Re: Polish/Austrian Jewish or NO? #poland #usa

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Julie

The first step should be to search and find all documents in the United States about your grandmother and her parents who could contain their places and dates of birth in Poland. This are the passenger manifest, naturalisation papers, passport applications, marriage and death records and military papers like World War I Draft Card or World War II Draft Card. All this sorts of documents are online on familysearch. Naturalisation papers often also mention if the person immigrated with another surname than later used in the United States which is often the case with Eastern European surnames. Once you know their place of birth you can find the church records on the relevant polish archives websites which have such records online or the Jewish records on JewishGen or Gesher Galicia.

Regards
Corinne Iten
Switzerland


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

Robert Hanna
 

I was out to both cemeteries about 4 years ago.  Acacia was not bad.  It is not very large and was in good order and condition.  Easy to get around.  In fact I noticed a recent burial.  Bayside, however, was in disarray.  I understand that since then it has been cleaned up.  However, it is huge and, without a map, would be extremely difficult to find a grave.

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN/HANNE/HEINE/HINEY (Warsaw, Poland); BLUMENBLAT (Sarnaki, Poland); KARASIK, THOMASHOW/TOMOSHOFF, COHEN (Babruysk, Belarus); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk, Belarus)


Re: Polish/Austrian Jewish or NO? #poland #usa

stephen@...
 

The 1% Jewish ethnicity for your grandmother indicates that her parents were not Jewish. It was not uncommon for Poles who lived closely or worked with Jews to learn Yiddish. Such things even happened in the USA. Colin Powell just died recently, read about his exposure to Yiddish.
--
Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
stephen@...


Re: Jeweszany #general #poland

Wlodek Matuszewski
 

A little correction: Vistitis Polish name is Wisztyniec and now lake (jezioro) Wisztynieckie is shared between Poland Lithouania and Russian Federation.
Wlodek Matuszewski


Re: Tracking down family in Lithuania! #lithuania

Vivien Dean
 

Thank you, Russ.
I am researching the Boruchovich and Kotovsky families. Any tips? There are lots of alternative spellings, I know,
Regards
Viv Dean


Re: Polish/Austrian Jewish or NO? #poland #usa

LISBETH
 

Hi Julie
 
In my own genealogical research experience (for over 15 years!) The most important thing is to find the birth certificates of your grandparents. If you know their dates and place of birth and / or dates of death, you can start building your tree on FamilySearch and / or Geni.com.
Ancestry and My heritage are paid sites for obtaining documents or contacting contributors.
 
The 1st site is free. It is owned by Mormons, who digitized most church records, both Catholic / Protestant, and Jewish.
By simply entering the complete civil status of the ancestors, their search engine offers you documents that are immediately searchable, if the microfilms have been translated. If they haven't already been, you will need to search the microfilm of the place of birth for each parent. It is often tedious but it allows you to advance in your research.
You can also create the same tree on Geni.com, which is also largely free.
If you do not have access to paid documents, other contributors to the site will be able to grow your tree for free. I found several cousins ​​still alive thanks to these two sites.
 
If you need more explanation, you can write to me in private.
Good luck

Elisabeth Stamminger 



Re: GOLDBERG from Zychlin, Leczyca or Lodz, Poland #poland

Pam Shoebridge
 

Hi 
I have GOLDBERGS in my family tree who married into the RING (RYNG) family. The Ring family came from Zychlin and are on my paternal side.  Also from Lecyzyca I have IZBICKI (ISBITSKY) on my maternal side. I understand that the original GOLDBERG family may have been GILFUCHS and am not sure where they came from.  They all ended up in London in the late 1890's to early 1900's.
None of the Goldberg names here seem to resonate with my Goldbergs but there could be a link somewhere.
Thanks 
Pam Shoebridge
RING (RYNG),  IZBICKI (ISBITSKY, ISBEY), TRZMIL (SAMUELS)


Orange County JGS Meeting on Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific Time with Arthur Kurzweil #announcements

Michelle Sandler
 

The Orange County California JGS is having their October meeting on Sunday at 10:00 am Pacific Time.  Our speaker will be Arthur Kurzweil, a Pioneer in Jewish Genealogy.  Registration is required.  To register go to www.ocjgs.org.  Members are free and non members are $5 which is payable on our website.  Good Shabbos.
 
Michelle Sandler
President OCJGS
Vice President of Programming OCJGS
Librarian OCJGS
Westminster, California


Re: Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records

Stanley Diamond
 

As part of its mission to index/extract the Jewish records of Poland, JRI-Poland has 
fully extracted all the surviving Ostrołęka vital records not covered by Polish laws 
protecting personal data.   They include:

Records in the Pułtusk branch of the Polish State Archives
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     Births 1852-1861    
     Deaths 1830-1867, 1917-1921   
     Marriages 1826-1829, 1917-1921, 1923-1924 
     
Records in the Ostrołęka Museum
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Marriages 1830-1843  

Records in the Ostrołęka Civil Records Office
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   Births 1918-1920    
   Deaths 1925, 1927-1928, 1933, 1936 
   Marriages  1925, 1927-1928, 1930, 1933, 1936 
     
However, the pre-1900 online records are only partially extracted and the 20th century 
records are not online. 

In the process of fully extracting the 19th century records of Ostrołęka, during which time
towns of registration, birth, death and marriage were added, it was discovered that they
include some of the previously "missing" Jewish vital records of Goworowo (located 
23 km South of Ostrołęka).

For information on Ostrołęka records wrote to ostroleka@...
For information on Goworowo records, write to goworow@... 

Stanley Diamond, M.S.M.   (Montreal, 514-484-0100)
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

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Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records
From: Dov Skiba
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:52:10 EDT

Searching Skiba family from Ostroleka.

In the Familysearch catalog there is a mention of "Poland, Warszawa, Ostrołęka, Ostrołęka, Jewish records : PL_79_425, 1919";   PL_79_425_0_0_15 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania Mojżeszowego Ostrołęka, PL_79_425_0_0_15, ca. 1918–1918 (Files of civil status of the Mosaic faith). 

Have those files been incorporated in JewishGen/JRI database? Are available for review?

Any help will greatly appreciated.

Dov Skiba
SKIBA, LEVI(NG)TON, BERK, PRUSCIA - Ostroleka-Poland, Argentina, Russia, Israel
BARENBOIM, LISACHEVSKY, STEINMAGEN - Warsaw-Poland, Argentina, France, Australia 


JewishGen Talks: Jews in the US Military #JewishGenUpdates #usa #education

Avraham Groll
 

Upcoming JewishGen Talk: Jews in the US Military

Join us for Researching Jewish Families in America, a special series of JewishGen Talks highlighting archives, museums, and historical society collections of interest to family historians. This talk will focus on researching Jews who served in the U.S. military, and will feature resources and guidance on finding records to document military participation. Speakers include: Pamela Elbe (Director of Collections, Archives and Exhibits, National Museum of American Jewish Military History), Rachel Silverman (Genealogist, Operation Benjamin), Eliza Kolander (Strategic Partnership Manager, The Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the American Civil War), and Ellen Kowitt (National Vice Chair, Jewish Task Force, Daughters of the American Revolution & Director, JewishGen USA Research Division)

Register now by visiting: https://bit.ly/JGTalks-USMilitary


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

David Lewin
 

At 18:30 22/10/2021, Peter Cohen wrote:
Acacia and Bayside are fairly large and there is no on-site office
staff to inquire about a location. Before going, call the
management office (same office for Bayside, Acacia & Mokom
Sholom). The number I have is (516)295-4350. I think that is the
administrator's cell phone number and I do not know if she still
works there, since it has been 2 or 3 years since I last called.
But, if not, there should be a way to find the current number online.
--
Peter Cohen
California

Sadly the collector of Data who with a team of individuals recorded
the names and details of the burials in those cemeteries, Florence
MARMOR, is no longer with us.

I have the computerized listing of that work

David Lewin
London


Familysearch Ostroleka records_Skiba family #poland #records

Dov Skiba
 

Searching Skiba family from Ostroleka.

In the Familysearch catalog there is a mention of "Poland, Warszawa, Ostrołęka, Ostrołęka, Jewish records : PL_79_425, 1919";   PL_79_425_0_0_15 Akta stanu cywilnego wyznania Mojżeszowego Ostrołęka, PL_79_425_0_0_15, ca. 1918–1918 (Files of civil status of the Mosaic faith). 

Have those files been incorporated in JewishGen/JRI database? Are available for review?

Any help will greatly appreciated.

Dov Skiba

SKIBA, LEVI(NG)TON, BERK, PRUSCIA - Ostroleka-Poland, Argentina, Russia, Israel

BARENBOIM, LISACHEVSKY, STEINMAGEN - Warsaw-Poland, Argentina, France, Australia 


Re: Acacia and Bayside Cemetery Photographing #usa #photographs

Peter Cohen
 

Acacia and Bayside are fairly large and there is no on-site office staff to inquire about a location.  Before going, call the management office (same office for Bayside, Acacia & Mokom Sholom).  The number I have is (516)295-4350. I think that is the administrator's cell phone number and I do not know if she still works there, since it has been 2 or 3 years since I last called. But, if not, there should be a way to find the current number online.
--
Peter Cohen
California


Polish/Austrian Jewish or NO? #poland #usa

juldengler@...
 

Hi! I am trying to find out if my Polish great grandfather and grandmother emmigrated to the US to escape persecution for their faith in the first wave of people leaving Easter Europe pre-WWII (they arrived in the US in 1907). Their daughter - my grandmother - was raised Catholic in a Polish neighborhood in Philadelphia, but she once told me that her father read the Yiddish newspaper (delivered to their home). I was very interested by that - where did he learn to read Yiddish? She said that he read it b/c his employees (he was a tailor/garment supervisor) were Jewish. I am not convinced. 

She has since passed but did agree to do an ancestry screening for me when she was still with us. Her results showed 1% Jewish ancestry but have increased since her listing on ancestry.com has circulated. 

Where should I start? Is it possible they changed their faith after fleeing? Are there other stories of this in the US? 

Thank you for any insight and/or direction you can provide! 

Julie Dengler 
Philadelphia PA
juldengler@...


Re: Jeweszany #general #poland

Jill Whitehead
 

Wizajny is in the current Northern part of Suwalki on the borders with Lithuania. It stayed in Poland when the borders were redrawn in 1919 after WW1. It is very close to Lake Vistytis, formerly Wiestieniec, which did go into Lithuania in 1919. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK
Former UK rep on Suwalki Lomza Interest group (now defunct) 
Researching ancestral towns in Suwalki - Vistytis (now Lithuania), and in Poland - Sejny, Augustow, Raczki, Suwalki town, Krasnopol etc.
And Rajgrod in adjacent Lomza gubernia.


Re: How to Find a Name Change #poland #names

skparker@...
 

The changing of the name via US Naturalization is noted on the back side of the Order admitting the person as a citizen. I can't tell you how many times I scrolled over the paperwork and never moved the page forward before I found mine!.  The other way to LEGALLY change a name is thru a court procedure. I Have also found them occassionally included on the 3x5 cards that some states have made available.   People were, however, free to call themselves whatever they liked, and there is frequently no record of a name a change. In Illinois, it is done via a case type called a Miscellaneous Remedy in the Civil Court.
--
Sandra Parker


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen.org Facebook page #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates

Bruce Drake
 

“Maybe, maybe the storm will pass over us and not touch us…”
In 1941, the “non-aggression” agreement between Germany and the Soviet Union (known as the Malenkov-Ribbentrop Pact) came to an end after just two years. The pact had allowed both countries to carve out spheres of influence in Europe and gave each a free hand to each to carry out their conquests — until Hitler, having bought the time he needed, launched an invasion against his “ally.”
Some in Orheyev (Orhei), Moldova hoped for the impossible, that the onslaught they feared might not come, but for most, it was a debate between fleeing for their lives or, at least, dying in their own beds.
But for those determined to flee, the unhappy question was summed up in the title of this chapter of Orheyev’s Yizkor book: “Where Does One Run to ?!”
Riva Milshteyn-Rozenfeld’s account describes the attempts to get somewhere to safety that met obstacles at almost every turn. Her journeys with her children were marked by exhaustion, hunger and misery.
“The best and the richest pages from my life story were torn away…and a new leaf, a leaf with inhuman humiliation, from indescribable bitter hunger, hardship and mental anguish and rivers of tears…the page from…homelessness taking shape in my heart.”
 

--
Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Addendum to JGSPBC posting #announcements

Walter Rosenthal
 

Apologies:
Time for JGSPBC presentation on November 10 is 1PM ET. If you need a fresh copy of the announcement, I can provide it. Sorry, again and thanks

Walter Rosenthal
waltrose864@...

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