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Re: Rina and Yacov Cieslewicz in Israel? #israel

Valentin Lupu
 

Do you know the parents names?

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL

Re: book about my GGGrandpa #ukraine

Lewis, Megan
 

Have you checked Worldcat.org, which has records from libraries around the world?  Other places you may want to search are the Internet Archive and ArchiveGrid.
 
Megan Lewis
reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

boris
 

There are many approaches, and twice as many opinions (we are all smart, right?) to handling personal archives. As I see it, NOTHING must be discarded. After all, “only very special ones” is a matter of opinion. It may seem valid today, and not valid tomorrow when it’s too late to run to the trash bin.

 

Scanning is a logical way to preserve and share the information. However, a system must be in place - before firing the first shot, so to speak - to identify and be able to retrieve this information later. Moreover, digitized copies are only good as long as the electricity flows and the hard drive is good. They do go bad. I keep three copies of the drives: a main, “working” drive, a backup, updated nightly, and an alternate backup drive kept in a bank vault.

 

Time permitting, I will write more later if there is interest.

 

The question of donating originals is also not a simple one. All Jewish (and non-Jewish) archives, museums, libraries, and alike are doing wonderful and important work of preserving our heritage. One must also remember that they are bureaucracies first of all - with their own procedures, rules, regulations, and a layer of lawyers. Once something is donated to them, it becomes their property forever or until the end of the world, whichever comes first. They are free to use your documents and photos in any way they see fit without asking your permission.

 

The most important thing is to start organizing one’s personal archives now, if we have not started it already.

 

Boris Feldblyum

 

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Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Stephen Rabinowitz
 

Closing of Adelphi Hospital https://www.nytimes.com/1974/05/05/archives/closing-of-hospital-is-bitter-a-correction.html 
http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org/home/remodel-hospital.html
The hospital was at 50 Greene Avenue at the corner of Adelphi Street in Brooklyn, and has been converted to apartments.

Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

Sally Bruckheimer
 

You want us to discard family photos, other than 'a few'!! What an awful thought. I asked my aunt for my grandmother's photos, and she said several times that she would have to look through the basement for them. Then she did; she cleaned out her basement and threw them away (so much for my favorite aunt).
 
Luckily, somebody found them and sold them to somebody who advertised them in the Genealogical Helper with the names on the backs, including my brother's name. My uncle got to them first, and sent them to the aunt, who said she never saw them. There was a picture of my ggrandmother as a youngish woman, probably from about 1868, when my ggrandfather left for the US, colorized pictures of my 2nd ggrandparents, who never left Russia (he died in 1881). And lots more.
 
My aunt obviously didn't think them important. What do you think your children would want to see?  Either scan them all or better, keep them all.
 
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Suzanne Fialkoff
 

There was an Adelphi Hospital in Brooklyn at 50 Greene St. in the Fort Greene section. 

Re: New York State Death Index #usa

geniediane
 

Try the large jewish cemeteries in Queens,
Brooklyn and on long island. Most of them have online databases where you can find where they are buried and also search by society for other possible names. Cemeteries not online will have to be called and since you have name and date of death,
they will be able to you immediately if they have a match. Some NYC cemeteries will take a photo of the tombstone for you and will tell you if there is a next of kin listed.

Diane Jacobs 
Somerset NJ



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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] New York State Death Index #usa

Adelphi Street is a street in Kings County, New York, otherwise called
Brooklyn NY, so that likely is where they lived or died.

On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:47:31 -0400, you wrote:

I found two relatives on the New York State Death Index where the place of death is curiously listed as Adelphi, Kings, New York. One is Joseph Haller who died Dec. 4, 1965. The certificate number is 92248. The other is Bertha Miller who died on July 7, 1967 & her certificate # 54398. When I first found the place of death listing on Arthur Haller I thought it was a mistake although it is on the original microfilm at the NYC National Archives & transcribed as such on Ancestry.com.
Does anyone have any idea where Adelphi, Kings is since the NY State Death Index doesn’t include NYC? As I imagine a lot of members know it is now almost impossible to get genealogy records from the NYS Dept of Vital Records & has been for at least 2 years. So records must be obtained from localities.
Thank You
Robert Avner

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Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Ellen
 

Apparently, there is an Adelphi Street in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn (Kings County).  Perhaps that's what the place of death refers to, although that doesn't explain why these individuals were listed in the New York State Death Index.  I also discovered that Adelphi University was, in fact, founded in Brooklyn as the Adelphi Academy in 1863.  Eventually the university became a separate entity; it has been in Garden City on Long Island since 1929.

Ellen

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Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Molly Staub
 

 

 

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Suggest this may refer to Adelphi University on Long Island, which earlier was Adelphi College in Brooklyn.

Molly Arost Staub

Re: book about my GGGrandpa #ukraine

Ellen
 

I checked two websites, Better World Books (which has a huge array of titles) and the new National Emergency Library, without success.  Maybe the title or spelling of the name is different.

Ellen
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Re: New York State Death Index #usa

jannetjeb@...
 

I don't know Adelphi, but I know for sure that people who died in NYC were in that index.
Janet

Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Karol Swanson
 

It may refer to Adelphi Hospital in Brooklyn. Kings is the County. I don't know if the hospital still exists.
Karol Swanson
Scotland

Re: Re: Bobr, Belarus #belarus

starrbrt@...
 

Elena,

My great-grandfather Louis Soskin (Leiba-Yankel Abramov Sos’kin) was from Bobr, Belarus. He later moved to Mariupol, Ukraine, before emigrating to New York City in 1904. I would be happy to connect with you.

Sincerely,
Wendy Starr
New York City

Looking for Info on Lena Leibowitz and family in New York #lithuania #unitedkingdom #usa

Catherine Gordon
 

I am starting again on a branch I got stuck on a long while ago and would appreciate any help I could get finding info on the lady or her descendents.

My great-grandma Mary (Feige Mara) who came to the UK from Varniai in Lithuania had a sister (most likely half-sister on father's side) called Lena who certainly wrote to her until 1960 from New York in the US. We have 2 letters (in storage - I don't currently have access) from her to my great-grandma at that time with an address. 

She was born as Elka, daughter of Shloma, grandaughter of Gdal. The surname was Bro(wn) or something similar at this time.

Her birth date was registered as 9th Feb 1878 in Varniai, now Lithuania.

She was also known as Lakey but usually as Lena.

I don't know when she went to the U.S. I believe she married a man called Leibowitz, probably Morris Leibowitz. 

They lived in New York. The address that I have for her on May 23rd 1960 is as follows:
864 42nd Street, Brooklyn, New York
I see that this address still exists.

We have another letter from her in October that year where she mentions Sam and Sam's daughters, their husbands and grandchildren. Sam may have been a son but could have been a brother (less likely based on my research). I haven't turned up anything I can be sure of in the census but that isn't to say they are not there.

There is also possibly a child called Monty.

I am attaching some photographs of her. All clues and help will be greatly appreciated. The US and New York are not my area of expertise although I have had luck with another brother.

From the photo attached of her and her husband, I would say she married before she left Varniai.

The later photos has a child, Benny, in it. For a long time I thought this to be their son but now believe that this was her younger brother, and not a son.

I am looking for any help finding out what happenned to her and her family and also hits and tips of where and what to research. This isn't my area!

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Researching: 
- Fig/Figas/Figaint (Goldstone) from Varniai, Lithuania
- Bro/Brown from Varniai, Lithuania
- Geller from Brody from (Galicia), Ukraine 
- Kutczer/ Kotcher from (Galicia), Ukraine
- Copitch/Kapatz from Wilkomir, Lithuania and Dvinsk, Latvia
- Sagat/Goldsberg/Grosberg/Grossberg from Nowogrod, Poland
- Sabowski from Nowogrod, Poland
- Freedson/Freedzon from Vilnius region, Lithuania (and Maisagola)

ViewMate translation request - Russian #ukraine #russian

Terry Ashton
 

 

Good evening from Melbourne.

I've posted a vital record in Russian for which I need as detailed a translation as possible please. It is part 1 of the birth record for Kuszel Chaim Wierzbowicz.

 

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM79081

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

 

Ms Terry Ashton

Melbourne, Australia

 

SEARCHING:

PRASHKER: Kalisz,  Poland/SZUMOWSKI: Gorki, Zdunska Wola, Lomza,  Poland/WAJNGOT: Hungary/WIERZBOWICZ: Gorki, Lomza/GOLDMAN: Budapest,  Hungary ;Blaszki, Poland

SEGAL/SEGALOVITCH: Vilnius, Lithuania/HOLTZ: Dvinsk, Russia (now Latvia)

 

 

 

Re: Hungary SIG #Hungary Act of Emancipation #hungary

tom
 

try this.  it was one of my first hits for googling “surnames jewish austrian-hungary”.

....... tom klein, toronto

Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Robert Heuman
 

Adelphi Street is a street in Kings County, New York, otherwise called
Brooklyn NY, so that likely is where they lived or died.

On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:47:31 -0400, you wrote:

I found two relatives on the New York State Death Index where the place of death is curiously listed as Adelphi, Kings, New York. One is Joseph Haller who died Dec. 4, 1965. The certificate number is 92248. The other is Bertha Miller who died on July 7, 1967 & her certificate # 54398. When I first found the place of death listing on Arthur Haller I thought it was a mistake although it is on the original microfilm at the NYC National Archives & transcribed as such on Ancestry.com.
Does anyone have any idea where Adelphi, Kings is since the NY State Death Index doesn’t include NYC? As I imagine a lot of members know it is now almost impossible to get genealogy records from the NYS Dept of Vital Records & has been for at least 2 years. So records must be obtained from localities.
Thank You
Robert Avner

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Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners
This quarantine time has kept me busy doing some order at home.
I do not think the next generation will pay much attention to old paper family photographs, specially if they dont know the persons in them.
I have (as most of us) several shoe boxes with pictures and this special time seems adequate for a bit of thinking on them
 
My basic idea is to 1. select those relevant for any reason 2. scan those selected 3. create folder with adequate titles 4. keep only very special ones 5. discard the rest.
 
I imagine ther will be a whirlwind of opinions and I thank for them in advance.
 
Besides general suggestions, I pose a couple of specific questions:
1. do I scan in jpg ? How many dpi  considering they are for keeps not for inmediate viewing and probably technology will get better soon and enhance poor pictures.
2. is there any program to order these scans in files and give them a name (other than the simple Windows commands) ?
3. are there institutions that would receive the originall pictures as a donation ? I live in Argentina, where I can not think of any, but maybe you can give me a hint.
 
Thanks all and STAY AT HOME.

Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
 

Re: book about my GGGrandpa #ukraine

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

I suggest you check books and articles about Jewish agricultural colonies.  Their footnotes and bibliographies might indicate such a book, or it may actually have been just a chapter in a book about the colonies.

There has been quite a bit of discussion about these colonies over the years on this list.  Check the archives and you will find references to books and articles.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL


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Genners: Did anyone ever hear about a book called “Nachman Petrochik”? It concerned my ancestor’s life in a Ukranian agricultural colony where beets were turned into sugar. The colony was located near Bratslav Vinnytsa Ukraine. My relative saw it in a bookstore in Chicago many years ago.Thank you. Dr. Suzanne Esserman


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Re: New York State Death Index #usa

Renee Steinig
 

"Adelphi, Kings, New York" was Joseph Haller's place of residence, not his place of death. Unfortunately, many NYS death records now indexed on Ancestry don't include city / town of death.

"Adelphi" is one of thousands of districts in New York State "used to identify residences and places of occurrence of events reported as part of the vital records registration system of the New York State Department of Health." See the New York State Gazetteer at 
https://www.health.data.ny.gov/api/assets/991FD0D8-73AF-4573-96F1-437E33D24BCA . Adelphi and other areas of Brooklyn are listed on pages 136 and 137 of the gazetteer. 

Renee

Robert Avner <robertavner@...> wrote:

I found two relatives on the New York State Death Index where the place of death is curiously listed as Adelphi, Kings, New York. One is Joseph Haller who died Dec. 4, 1965. The certificate number is 92248. The other is Bertha Miller who died on July 7, 1967 & her certificate # 54398. When I first found the place of death listing on Arthur Haller I thought it was a mistake although it is on the original microfilm at the NYC National Archives & transcribed as such on Ancestry.com.
Does anyone have any idea where Adelphi, Kings is since the NY State Death Index doesn’t include NYC? As I imagine a lot of members know it is now almost impossible to get genealogy records from the NYS Dept of Vital Records & has been for at least 2 years. So records must be obtained from localities.
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