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Burials at Terezin #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Richard Pinard asks:
"does anyone know off-hand where the first graves of this cemetery are
located? I.e., where did they start burying people -- closer to Terezin or
closer to Bohusovice? Closer to the road to Bohusovice or closer to the
crematorium?"

I have three suggestions for you Richard. Try asking at the Prague Jewish
Museum in their Holocaust section. They have some very good and
knowledgeable people working there.
The other idea is to approach Beit Theresienstadt in Israel who also have a
huge archive and again some good researchers and a lot of first hand
accounts of the camp.
Finally the Prague Jewish Community also has a lot of material collected
over the years and they may also know people who survived and live in Prague
whom you could speak to.
Regards
Daniela Torsh
Sydney Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Burials at Terezin #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

Richard Pinard asks:
"does anyone know off-hand where the first graves of this cemetery are
located? I.e., where did they start burying people -- closer to Terezin or
closer to Bohusovice? Closer to the road to Bohusovice or closer to the
crematorium?"

I have three suggestions for you Richard. Try asking at the Prague Jewish
Museum in their Holocaust section. They have some very good and
knowledgeable people working there.
The other idea is to approach Beit Theresienstadt in Israel who also have a
huge archive and again some good researchers and a lot of first hand
accounts of the camp.
Finally the Prague Jewish Community also has a lot of material collected
over the years and they may also know people who survived and live in Prague
whom you could speak to.
Regards
Daniela Torsh
Sydney Australia


Prague City Archives contact- correction #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

I do apologise for a mistake in my previous posting about Dr Hana Svatosova
of the Prague City Archives. A gremlin got into my posting and changed the
spelling of her name which I sent with diacritics. This time I am sending
her name without the haceks and other accents. The email address for her is
ahmp@... just to be sure its correct.
Sorry about that.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prague City Archives contact- correction #austria-czech

danielat1@...
 

I do apologise for a mistake in my previous posting about Dr Hana Svatosova
of the Prague City Archives. A gremlin got into my posting and changed the
spelling of her name which I sent with diacritics. This time I am sending
her name without the haceks and other accents. The email address for her is
ahmp@... just to be sure its correct.
Sorry about that.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney


Romania SIG #Romania JAHF (Jewish Architectural Heritage Foundation) #romania

Steinsteve@...
 

There is a website, www.jahf.org, for an organization called the Jewish
Architetural Heritage Foundation, founded about 2005, which set out to
accomplish a number of projects in Romania and Hungary including a Holocaust
Museum in Simleu Silvaniei and a memorial is Nusfalau, Romania. Their website
is still active but their contact email does not work. Does anyone know how
to get in touch with this organization? The principals are listed on the
website.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ


JAHF (Jewish Architectural Heritage Foundation) #romania

Steinsteve@...
 

There is a website, www.jahf.org, for an organization called the Jewish
Architetural Heritage Foundation, founded about 2005, which set out to
accomplish a number of projects in Romania and Hungary including a Holocaust
Museum in Simleu Silvaniei and a memorial is Nusfalau, Romania. Their website
is still active but their contact email does not work. Does anyone know how
to get in touch with this organization? The principals are listed on the
website.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

SanskritSL <sanskrit@...>
 

I too searched the NY times and came to the same conclusion that perhaps 217
Forsyth was not a synagogue.

While many are aware of Google as a general search engine, there are also
two specialized searches that may be helpful to genealogical research:
Google Books and Google Scholar. >from the Google search page or the Google
ToolBar, these Scholar and Books searches are readily accessible.

A search of Google Scholar for 217 Forsyth turned up this reference:
http://tiny.cc/6qHV3

A search in Google Books turned up this: http://tiny.cc/nkD1g Perhaps not a
reference for a synagogue at 217 Forsyth, but a reference for a Forsyth St.
synagogue nevertheless..

To clarify further, it might be useful to know the source and the date of
the source that references 217 Forsyth as a synagogue location.

Steve Landau


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cumberland House London England #general

Alaine Bastow <a.bastow@...>
 

Could someone tell me what address Cumberland House , London England would
have been in 1890 ?
It is now on Clifton Gardens ,Maida Vale near Warwick tube station.
Thanks
Alaine Reidpath Bastow
White Rock BC Canada


Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

SanskritSL <sanskrit@...>
 

I too searched the NY times and came to the same conclusion that perhaps 217
Forsyth was not a synagogue.

While many are aware of Google as a general search engine, there are also
two specialized searches that may be helpful to genealogical research:
Google Books and Google Scholar. >from the Google search page or the Google
ToolBar, these Scholar and Books searches are readily accessible.

A search of Google Scholar for 217 Forsyth turned up this reference:
http://tiny.cc/6qHV3

A search in Google Books turned up this: http://tiny.cc/nkD1g Perhaps not a
reference for a synagogue at 217 Forsyth, but a reference for a Forsyth St.
synagogue nevertheless..

To clarify further, it might be useful to know the source and the date of
the source that references 217 Forsyth as a synagogue location.

Steve Landau


Cumberland House London England #general

Alaine Bastow <a.bastow@...>
 

Could someone tell me what address Cumberland House , London England would
have been in 1890 ?
It is now on Clifton Gardens ,Maida Vale near Warwick tube station.
Thanks
Alaine Reidpath Bastow
White Rock BC Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Don Solomon
 

I can't tell you the name of the synagogue, but the odd numbered
buildings on that part of Forsyth no longer exist. The blocks
between Forsyth and Chrystie were torn down in the 1930s (along with
the Second Avene El) and replaced with Sara Delano Roosevelt Park,
named after the president's mother.

Don Solomon

From: Marc DVer <mdver@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:40:00 +0200

I am trying to find information about a synagogue located at 217 Forsyth
St. in Manhattan circa 1900.
--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@...>


Re: Information On Synagogue at 217 Forsyth St. Manhattan #general

Don Solomon
 

I can't tell you the name of the synagogue, but the odd numbered
buildings on that part of Forsyth no longer exist. The blocks
between Forsyth and Chrystie were torn down in the 1930s (along with
the Second Avene El) and replaced with Sara Delano Roosevelt Park,
named after the president's mother.

Don Solomon

From: Marc DVer <mdver@...>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:40:00 +0200

I am trying to find information about a synagogue located at 217 Forsyth
St. in Manhattan circa 1900.
--
Don Solomon <dsolomon@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York City address #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

It is important to realize that street names have been changed over
the last hundred years in US cities large and small. Use of Yahoo
Maps, MapQuest and similar internet sites will provide very good
information, but only in connection with the _current_ street
arrangements.

When someone asks about an address or street relationship in 1893, it
is not helpful to point them to MapQuest and the like _unless_ you
can also provide assurance >from personal knowledge or other good
reference sources that the current map has not changed in the last
century as it relates to the particular question.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...

<Aejordan@...> wrote in message
In a message dated 11/26/2009 nj55turtle@... writes:
They are both in New York City. The year is 1893. The addresses are:
120 Madison Street (not avenue) and the Sloane Maternity Hospital
located at 59th St.and 10th Ave.

Do a search on Yahoo Maps or Mapquest or a similar Internet location
and you can see the answer. One is the Lower East Side and the other
is midtown
so it depends how you define close. Surely not what most people
would call walking distance.
MODERATOR NOTE: Peter Zavon's suggestion is intended as good general
advice, and not as criticism of Allan Jordan's information, which is
in fact correct in this case.


Re: New York City address #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

It is important to realize that street names have been changed over
the last hundred years in US cities large and small. Use of Yahoo
Maps, MapQuest and similar internet sites will provide very good
information, but only in connection with the _current_ street
arrangements.

When someone asks about an address or street relationship in 1893, it
is not helpful to point them to MapQuest and the like _unless_ you
can also provide assurance >from personal knowledge or other good
reference sources that the current map has not changed in the last
century as it relates to the particular question.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@...

<Aejordan@...> wrote in message
In a message dated 11/26/2009 nj55turtle@... writes:
They are both in New York City. The year is 1893. The addresses are:
120 Madison Street (not avenue) and the Sloane Maternity Hospital
located at 59th St.and 10th Ave.

Do a search on Yahoo Maps or Mapquest or a similar Internet location
and you can see the answer. One is the Lower East Side and the other
is midtown
so it depends how you define close. Surely not what most people
would call walking distance.
MODERATOR NOTE: Peter Zavon's suggestion is intended as good general
advice, and not as criticism of Allan Jordan's information, which is
in fact correct in this case.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lower east side pictures #general

Hilary Henkin
 

I noticed the same problem with several of my own family addresses,
unfortunately.

Here's a partial solution: while they're not as old as you'd like,
NYC did photograph every building around 1940.

You can read more at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif

At 06:54 PM 11/29/2009, Jim Gutterman wrote:
Just wondering-have located any number of addresses on lower east
side where gp or ggp lived when came to US early 20th century. Both
from memory and also using a google tool (I forget which) a number
of these streets are now hi rise projects. Obviously, that wasn't
the case 100 years ago. Any suggestions on good sources of pics >from
that era that might have been compiled identifying the streets and
such.


Re: Lower east side pictures #general

Hilary Henkin
 

I noticed the same problem with several of my own family addresses,
unfortunately.

Here's a partial solution: while they're not as old as you'd like,
NYC did photograph every building around 1940.

You can read more at
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif

At 06:54 PM 11/29/2009, Jim Gutterman wrote:
Just wondering-have located any number of addresses on lower east
side where gp or ggp lived when came to US early 20th century. Both
from memory and also using a google tool (I forget which) a number
of these streets are now hi rise projects. Obviously, that wasn't
the case 100 years ago. Any suggestions on good sources of pics >from
that era that might have been compiled identifying the streets and
such.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lower east side pictures #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

The NYC Municipal Archives supplies photos which they have >from the 1940
Tax survey. The cost is $30 for an 8 x 10 print. An order for indicates an
additional $5 fee for a block and lot search.

The address is NYC Municipal Archives, 31 Chamber Street, New York NY
10007.

You can obtain an order form >from their website.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUKSBAUM, BUXBAUM-Glinyany,
Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko
Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 11/30/2009 5:27:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
james.gutterman@... writes:
Just wondering-have located any number of addresses on lower east side
where gp or ggp lived when came to US early 20th century.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization of step-children #general

Gladys Paulin
 

Joyce et al,

Under laws in effect prior to September 22, 1922, a woman and her minor
children living in the household would automatically derive citizenship from
her U.S. husband upon marriage.

However, when this child tried to get a passport after September 1906, he
may have had to proven his citizenship in order to get his passport. He may
have submitted an affidavit or proof of his step-father's naturalization if
foreign born.

Passport applicants may have applied to the local court for confirmation of
the foreign born step-father's naturalization, or may have applied for a
certificate >from the Immigration Service--which would have opened a file on
the child and issued a certificate based on verification. If that were the
case there should be a USCIS Certificate record--some of those records may
be in the process of being transferred to the Kansas City Regional Archives,
although the earlier ones will remain with USCIS, as follows:

--If the child applied for a certificate of citizenship BEFORE April 1,
1956, then they have a C-File and these are *not* going to NARA.

--If the child applied *after* March 30, 1956, they would have an A-File, and
the A-File will be eligible for transfer to NARA but *only* if the child was
born more than 100 years ago (as it appears in this case).

In other cases, if the stepfather was a native-born citizen, in applying for
a passport they would have to verify the stepfather's US birth and the
marriage. The child could also apply for a certificate of citizenship from
USCIS.

Hope this helps.

Gladys

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG

Winter Springs, FL

-----Original Message-----

From: Joy Weaver joyweave@...

I've come across a situation in which a man was naturalized in New York
City in 1892 and married a widow with children in 1893. When one of the
sons applied for a passport in 1911, he said he was naturalized under
his step-father's papers.
Would there have to be further papers filed in the courts for that to be
true or was it standard procedure for step-children who were not present
at the time of naturalization to be automatically "grandfathered" in?


Re: Lower east side pictures #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

The NYC Municipal Archives supplies photos which they have >from the 1940
Tax survey. The cost is $30 for an 8 x 10 print. An order for indicates an
additional $5 fee for a block and lot search.

The address is NYC Municipal Archives, 31 Chamber Street, New York NY
10007.

You can obtain an order form >from their website.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUKSBAUM, BUXBAUM-Glinyany,
Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI, TOBIASZ-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko
Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 11/30/2009 5:27:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
james.gutterman@... writes:
Just wondering-have located any number of addresses on lower east side
where gp or ggp lived when came to US early 20th century.


Naturalization of step-children #general

Gladys Paulin
 

Joyce et al,

Under laws in effect prior to September 22, 1922, a woman and her minor
children living in the household would automatically derive citizenship from
her U.S. husband upon marriage.

However, when this child tried to get a passport after September 1906, he
may have had to proven his citizenship in order to get his passport. He may
have submitted an affidavit or proof of his step-father's naturalization if
foreign born.

Passport applicants may have applied to the local court for confirmation of
the foreign born step-father's naturalization, or may have applied for a
certificate >from the Immigration Service--which would have opened a file on
the child and issued a certificate based on verification. If that were the
case there should be a USCIS Certificate record--some of those records may
be in the process of being transferred to the Kansas City Regional Archives,
although the earlier ones will remain with USCIS, as follows:

--If the child applied for a certificate of citizenship BEFORE April 1,
1956, then they have a C-File and these are *not* going to NARA.

--If the child applied *after* March 30, 1956, they would have an A-File, and
the A-File will be eligible for transfer to NARA but *only* if the child was
born more than 100 years ago (as it appears in this case).

In other cases, if the stepfather was a native-born citizen, in applying for
a passport they would have to verify the stepfather's US birth and the
marriage. The child could also apply for a certificate of citizenship from
USCIS.

Hope this helps.

Gladys

Gladys Friedman Paulin, CG

Winter Springs, FL

-----Original Message-----

From: Joy Weaver joyweave@...

I've come across a situation in which a man was naturalized in New York
City in 1892 and married a widow with children in 1893. When one of the
sons applied for a passport in 1911, he said he was naturalized under
his step-father's papers.
Would there have to be further papers filed in the courts for that to be
true or was it standard procedure for step-children who were not present
at the time of naturalization to be automatically "grandfathered" in?