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Soroki records #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

At the beginning of this month I wrote to you that we added 2123 records to the
Miriam Weiner Archival Database at Bessarabia SIG website.B Thanks again to Miriam
Weiner donation she made to Bessarabia SIG.

I want to let you know more about records for Jews >from town of Soroki, a major
place in Bessarabia. We have here for the first time Birth records >from Soroki and
close by villages, colonies. For the period >from 1879 to 1933 we got 380 birth
records with 1520 total number of records, including parents, towns where child was
born and father was registered. In many cases these towns are different. We have
children born in Soroki, but parents registered as Middle Class in many towns in
Bessarabia, and Podolia gubernia, also in towns in Kiev, Volyn, Kovno and Vilna
gubernias. All this information is recorded in the records, and you can view them.

There are also records >from different towns, villages, colonies around Soroki:
Dombraveny colony - 23 records
Zguritsa colony - 10 records
Vertuzhany colony - 43 records
Markuleshty colony - 12 records
Lyublin colony - 23 records
Bricheva colony - 6 records
Floreshty - 2 records
Kremenchug - 8 records
Voronkovo - 2 records
Kotyuzheny - 1 record
Prytily - 1 record
KoshernitsaB - 2 records
Pogoreny - 2 records

I want also to mention that these records were collected for specific research
purpose and for now we do not have all Soroki birth records sets, but we hope that
we get all of them at some point.B The problem is that Soroki and Soroki uezd
records are kept not in Kishinev in Moldova Archive, but in Local Soroki ZAGS.

What is great about these new records - we know now the archive identification for
these records, and that will allow to point exactly to records sets and hopefully
to get them or order them.

In addition to Birth records we also got some School records >from 1922, 1929, 1933,
1937-38, Registries of Holdings of Jews, Voter's list in Soroki Synagogue 1938
with about 100 names listed, a few other synagogue lists, Merchants of Soroki of
1907 and more.

To do a search in Miriam Weiner Archival Database go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/RES_MasterIndex.asp?colid=62&listtype=C

You can see all sets of records in the collection at the Introduction to Miriam
Weiner Archival Database at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/fromMiriamWeiner/Introduction to Miriam Weiner Archive Database.pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions,
All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Soroki records #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

At the beginning of this month I wrote to you that we added 2123 records to the
Miriam Weiner Archival Database at Bessarabia SIG website.B Thanks again to Miriam
Weiner donation she made to Bessarabia SIG.

I want to let you know more about records for Jews >from town of Soroki, a major
place in Bessarabia. We have here for the first time Birth records >from Soroki and
close by villages, colonies. For the period >from 1879 to 1933 we got 380 birth
records with 1520 total number of records, including parents, towns where child was
born and father was registered. In many cases these towns are different. We have
children born in Soroki, but parents registered as Middle Class in many towns in
Bessarabia, and Podolia gubernia, also in towns in Kiev, Volyn, Kovno and Vilna
gubernias. All this information is recorded in the records, and you can view them.

There are also records >from different towns, villages, colonies around Soroki:
Dombraveny colony - 23 records
Zguritsa colony - 10 records
Vertuzhany colony - 43 records
Markuleshty colony - 12 records
Lyublin colony - 23 records
Bricheva colony - 6 records
Floreshty - 2 records
Kremenchug - 8 records
Voronkovo - 2 records
Kotyuzheny - 1 record
Prytily - 1 record
KoshernitsaB - 2 records
Pogoreny - 2 records

I want also to mention that these records were collected for specific research
purpose and for now we do not have all Soroki birth records sets, but we hope that
we get all of them at some point.B The problem is that Soroki and Soroki uezd
records are kept not in Kishinev in Moldova Archive, but in Local Soroki ZAGS.

What is great about these new records - we know now the archive identification for
these records, and that will allow to point exactly to records sets and hopefully
to get them or order them.

In addition to Birth records we also got some School records >from 1922, 1929, 1933,
1937-38, Registries of Holdings of Jews, Voter's list in Soroki Synagogue 1938
with about 100 names listed, a few other synagogue lists, Merchants of Soroki of
1907 and more.

To do a search in Miriam Weiner Archival Database go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/RES_MasterIndex.asp?colid=62&listtype=C

You can see all sets of records in the collection at the Introduction to Miriam
Weiner Archival Database at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/fromMiriamWeiner/Introduction to Miriam Weiner Archive Database.pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions,
All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Marriage Record for the 19th October 1890 in Leeds, England #general

Jean Warwick
 

Dear Genners
I am looking for your help in trying to find a marriage record or the Civil
Registration index, for Philip Gross to Mary or Miriam or Olga or Goldie,
Kravitch or Kravitz or Cravitz, [most often recorded as] Cravitch. Married on the
19 October 1890 in Leeds [Yorkshire, England]. According to the 1901 and 1911
Census for Scotland they were both born in Russia.
In 1901 they were living at 51 Commercial Street, Glasgow, [Scotland] Philip Gross
was age 33 years old and working on his own account as a Jewellery Traveller, his
wife Mary Gross was aged 30 and they had 4 children.

By 1911 they were still in Glasgow, at 134 Thistle Street, Philip was 42 and still
working as a Travelling Jeweller and Miriam his wife, was now aged 40, they had
been married 22 years and had 8 children. Their eldest child was born in 1891 at
Mason Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and I have a copy of his birth Record from
the General Registry.

So, they were in Leeds at this time and I also have birth records for several of
their other children, which all state the same date and year of marriage. But I
have been unsuccessful in finding a record or the Civil Registration index of this
marriage.

I have tried all the usual channels; Free BMD to, Family Search, Ancestry, Find my
Past and Jewishgen databases but again with no success. Any suggestions or
assistance will be most welcome as I have run out of ideas
Jean Warwick
Coventry, England, UK
GROSS: Russia/Scotland/Canada/Sweden/Norway/America
KRIM/CRIM/CREAM/CREME/CRAM: Russia/Lithuania/America/Scotland/Sweden/Norway/America
LAZAROVITSH/LEVENSTON/LEVIN/LEVINE: Russia/Lithuania/Scotland PEKEL: ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriage Record for the 19th October 1890 in Leeds, England #general

Jean Warwick
 

Dear Genners
I am looking for your help in trying to find a marriage record or the Civil
Registration index, for Philip Gross to Mary or Miriam or Olga or Goldie,
Kravitch or Kravitz or Cravitz, [most often recorded as] Cravitch. Married on the
19 October 1890 in Leeds [Yorkshire, England]. According to the 1901 and 1911
Census for Scotland they were both born in Russia.
In 1901 they were living at 51 Commercial Street, Glasgow, [Scotland] Philip Gross
was age 33 years old and working on his own account as a Jewellery Traveller, his
wife Mary Gross was aged 30 and they had 4 children.

By 1911 they were still in Glasgow, at 134 Thistle Street, Philip was 42 and still
working as a Travelling Jeweller and Miriam his wife, was now aged 40, they had
been married 22 years and had 8 children. Their eldest child was born in 1891 at
Mason Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and I have a copy of his birth Record from
the General Registry.

So, they were in Leeds at this time and I also have birth records for several of
their other children, which all state the same date and year of marriage. But I
have been unsuccessful in finding a record or the Civil Registration index of this
marriage.

I have tried all the usual channels; Free BMD to, Family Search, Ancestry, Find my
Past and Jewishgen databases but again with no success. Any suggestions or
assistance will be most welcome as I have run out of ideas
Jean Warwick
Coventry, England, UK
GROSS: Russia/Scotland/Canada/Sweden/Norway/America
KRIM/CRIM/CREAM/CREME/CRAM: Russia/Lithuania/America/Scotland/Sweden/Norway/America
LAZAROVITSH/LEVENSTON/LEVIN/LEVINE: Russia/Lithuania/Scotland PEKEL: ?


Australia Death Certificate and Headstone Photo Request #general

Sandra B Landers
 

My Great Uncle Solomon LATTER died on 28 Nov 1917 and is buried in Rookwood General
Cemeteries Reserve Trust Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia,
Plot: Zone G Section 3 Grave 329. I just found this information yesterday on
Find A Grave after searching for many, many years. He lived in Glasgow, Scotland
with his wife Leah and family. He was a Tailor by trade. I have a Passenger List
leaving the UK in 1913 of him going >from London to Sydney, Australia. It seems
that he went to Australia a few times for some unknown reason whether on business
or to visit friends or family. Perhaps this time he become ill and died. My great
Aunt Leah died 1930 and is buried in Riddrie Cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. I'd
like to know how I can obtain a copy of his death certificate and what the cost
would be and if someone who lives in New South Wales and who visits Rookwood
Cemetery could kindly take a photo of his headstone. I would be ever so grateful.
Thank you for any help or advice you can give
Sincerely.
Sandy SHECHTMAN LANDERS
Tamarac, FLorida, USA

Researching: KHAIT/KYTE/CHAIT, Lithuania, TAYLOR, Glasgow, Scotland,
SHECHTMAN/SCHECHTMAN Minsk, Belarus, FURMANOWICZ/FOREMAN, Lomza, Poland,
Glasgow, Scotland LATTER Glasgow, Scotland=


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Australia Death Certificate and Headstone Photo Request #general

Sandra B Landers
 

My Great Uncle Solomon LATTER died on 28 Nov 1917 and is buried in Rookwood General
Cemeteries Reserve Trust Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia,
Plot: Zone G Section 3 Grave 329. I just found this information yesterday on
Find A Grave after searching for many, many years. He lived in Glasgow, Scotland
with his wife Leah and family. He was a Tailor by trade. I have a Passenger List
leaving the UK in 1913 of him going >from London to Sydney, Australia. It seems
that he went to Australia a few times for some unknown reason whether on business
or to visit friends or family. Perhaps this time he become ill and died. My great
Aunt Leah died 1930 and is buried in Riddrie Cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. I'd
like to know how I can obtain a copy of his death certificate and what the cost
would be and if someone who lives in New South Wales and who visits Rookwood
Cemetery could kindly take a photo of his headstone. I would be ever so grateful.
Thank you for any help or advice you can give
Sincerely.
Sandy SHECHTMAN LANDERS
Tamarac, FLorida, USA

Researching: KHAIT/KYTE/CHAIT, Lithuania, TAYLOR, Glasgow, Scotland,
SHECHTMAN/SCHECHTMAN Minsk, Belarus, FURMANOWICZ/FOREMAN, Lomza, Poland,
Glasgow, Scotland LATTER Glasgow, Scotland=


INTRO - Researching HIRSCHFELD family from Cothen, Anhalt, Germany #germany

Jackie Harmer <thornway1701@...>
 

Hello GerSig

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for several
years but more in the last two years. I consider myself to be
intermediate in doing German Jewish genealogy research having recently
discovered that my DNA shows I am 28% German Jewish.

I live in North West England and my native language is English. I consider
myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using the internet
is fairly extensive.

I have indentified names and birth and death dates of my grandfather,
Henry David HIRSCHFELD, my great grandparents, Rudolph HIRSCHFELD
and Regina BAMBERGER, and my great great grandparents,
William H HIRSCHFELD, Simon BAMBERGER and Malche STRAUSS.

My primary goals are to find out more about the above mentioned families.

My JGFF ID number is 751932.

The names and places are:

HIRSCHFELD - Cothen, Anhalt; BAMBERGER - Katholisch, Gruensfeld

BAMBERGER - Michelstadt, Odenwaldkreis, Messen

Jackie Harmer, Manchester, England thornway1701@uwclub.net


German SIG #Germany INTRO - Researching HIRSCHFELD family from Cothen, Anhalt, Germany #germany

Jackie Harmer <thornway1701@...>
 

Hello GerSig

I just joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for several
years but more in the last two years. I consider myself to be
intermediate in doing German Jewish genealogy research having recently
discovered that my DNA shows I am 28% German Jewish.

I live in North West England and my native language is English. I consider
myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using the internet
is fairly extensive.

I have indentified names and birth and death dates of my grandfather,
Henry David HIRSCHFELD, my great grandparents, Rudolph HIRSCHFELD
and Regina BAMBERGER, and my great great grandparents,
William H HIRSCHFELD, Simon BAMBERGER and Malche STRAUSS.

My primary goals are to find out more about the above mentioned families.

My JGFF ID number is 751932.

The names and places are:

HIRSCHFELD - Cothen, Anhalt; BAMBERGER - Katholisch, Gruensfeld

BAMBERGER - Michelstadt, Odenwaldkreis, Messen

Jackie Harmer, Manchester, England thornway1701@uwclub.net


GerSIG Volunteer Index Projects [help wanted] #germany

Renee Klish \(G-Mail\)
 

Hello Again German Jewish Family Researchers and GerSig Members,

This is your friendly volunteer coordinator with a new update on our
volunteer projects. My last solicitation got us FOUR NEW VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have assigned them films indexing Jewish
records >from towns in what was East Germany.

But, have no fear, I have PLENTY MORE town records that need indexing. If
any of these towns interest you, ESPECIALLY if you have ancestors that came
from there, this can be YOUR town to adopt and index. Just one little
warning; in some of the towns' records, the information is both in German
and Hebrew. My five years of Hebrew school did not prepare me for this, so,
needless to say, I would not be able to index those towns. BUT, I am sure
there are some of you out there who COULD DO IT.

Here are some of the towns which need indexing: Bleicherode,
Brandenburg/Havel, Burg, Coswig, Crivitz, Dargun, Dessau, Dresden, Doemitz,
Egeln, Eisenach, Eisleben, Ellrich, Erfurt, Frankfurt a. O., and it goes on
alphabetically. Just message me if there is a town you are interested in,
and I will check the list. AND, just to let you know, for some of these
towns, we have LOTS of films.

So, wonderful GerSigers, remember that this project can be done in the
comfort of your own home and, at your own pace. Of course, I would be
checking in with you periodically to see how you are coming along. I know
you have other things to do, such as living your lives, but a little time
each day would go a far distance.

Please message me and let me know if you are interested. I want to thank you
in advance, and will be willing to answer any questions you may have.

Renee Klish, GerSIG Volunteer Coordinator museumcurator40@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany GerSIG Volunteer Index Projects [help wanted] #germany

Renee Klish \(G-Mail\)
 

Hello Again German Jewish Family Researchers and GerSig Members,

This is your friendly volunteer coordinator with a new update on our
volunteer projects. My last solicitation got us FOUR NEW VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have assigned them films indexing Jewish
records >from towns in what was East Germany.

But, have no fear, I have PLENTY MORE town records that need indexing. If
any of these towns interest you, ESPECIALLY if you have ancestors that came
from there, this can be YOUR town to adopt and index. Just one little
warning; in some of the towns' records, the information is both in German
and Hebrew. My five years of Hebrew school did not prepare me for this, so,
needless to say, I would not be able to index those towns. BUT, I am sure
there are some of you out there who COULD DO IT.

Here are some of the towns which need indexing: Bleicherode,
Brandenburg/Havel, Burg, Coswig, Crivitz, Dargun, Dessau, Dresden, Doemitz,
Egeln, Eisenach, Eisleben, Ellrich, Erfurt, Frankfurt a. O., and it goes on
alphabetically. Just message me if there is a town you are interested in,
and I will check the list. AND, just to let you know, for some of these
towns, we have LOTS of films.

So, wonderful GerSigers, remember that this project can be done in the
comfort of your own home and, at your own pace. Of course, I would be
checking in with you periodically to see how you are coming along. I know
you have other things to do, such as living your lives, but a little time
each day would go a far distance.

Please message me and let me know if you are interested. I want to thank you
in advance, and will be willing to answer any questions you may have.

Renee Klish, GerSIG Volunteer Coordinator museumcurator40@gmail.com


descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago #general

Daniel S. Katz
 

Hi,

I'm looking for descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago. Sam, who
was my great-great-uncle, died Sept 24, 1957. They had three daughters,
one of who moved to California.

Thanks,
Dan Katz
Illinois, United States

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago #general

Daniel S. Katz
 

Hi,

I'm looking for descendants of Sam and Sophie Cohen of Chicago. Sam, who
was my great-great-uncle, died Sept 24, 1957. They had three daughters,
one of who moved to California.

Thanks,
Dan Katz
Illinois, United States

MODERATOR: Private responses only, please


Hebrew to English Translation #general

geoffrey
 

I have posted a hand written note in Hebrew which I believe is an engagement
contract between my late parents written in 1939. I would be grateful for a full
English translation.It is on Viewmate at the following address.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Viewmate/Viewmateview.asp?key=VM73613
Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate image page.
Thank you very much.
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hebrew to English Translation #general

geoffrey
 

I have posted a hand written note in Hebrew which I believe is an engagement
contract between my late parents written in 1939. I would be grateful for a full
English translation.It is on Viewmate at the following address.
http://www.jewishgen.org/Viewmate/Viewmateview.asp?key=VM73613
Please respond via the form provided in the Viewmate image page.
Thank you very much.
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia


Searching: RICHMAN / RISMANN, Lutsk -> Boston #general

Barbara Blumberg <barbara.blumberg@...>
 

My grandfather Max RICHMAN was >from Lutsk. He was born on or around February 20,
1895.

His parents were Morris RICHMAN and Celia BAYDER (or BADER). Max came to the US in
1913 through Boston, on the Cleveland which sailed >from Hamburg. The surname listed
on the ship's manifest was Rismann. Two passengers were listed as Chaim and
Pinchus.

Other records I have obtained include military enlistment and discharge papers,
naturalization application, SS5 Social Security application, and marriage
certificate. A photo of Max, and two photos of people I believe to be RICHMAN
relatives, are in this online album
https://1drv.ms/a/s!AkJ5bFI4a6GSg-skG31VpNZU6eJjag .

Please contact me if any of the above matches your family history.

Barbara Richman
New York, United States


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: RICHMAN / RISMANN, Lutsk -> Boston #general

Barbara Blumberg <barbara.blumberg@...>
 

My grandfather Max RICHMAN was >from Lutsk. He was born on or around February 20,
1895.

His parents were Morris RICHMAN and Celia BAYDER (or BADER). Max came to the US in
1913 through Boston, on the Cleveland which sailed >from Hamburg. The surname listed
on the ship's manifest was Rismann. Two passengers were listed as Chaim and
Pinchus.

Other records I have obtained include military enlistment and discharge papers,
naturalization application, SS5 Social Security application, and marriage
certificate. A photo of Max, and two photos of people I believe to be RICHMAN
relatives, are in this online album
https://1drv.ms/a/s!AkJ5bFI4a6GSg-skG31VpNZU6eJjag .

Please contact me if any of the above matches your family history.

Barbara Richman
New York, United States


Re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "what the
typical path to the U.S. would have entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s from
the Cherkassy area of the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village
to a port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston was there a
network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by steerage mean? What were
sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any help in understanding the brave journey
of my ancetors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of the East
European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made." For one thing, Howe
traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the Ukraine and southern Russia
usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian border illegally, traveled by train to
Vienna or Berlin, and regroupedto major ports: Hamburg and Bremen in Germany,
Rotterdam and Amsterdam in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating
from western or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an informative and
well paced book. This book was the major source for my presentation of "the
immigrant voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation and we
skyped to answer questions afterward.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "what the
typical path to the U.S. would have entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s from
the Cherkassy area of the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village
to a port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston was there a
network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by steerage mean? What were
sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any help in understanding the brave journey
of my ancetors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of the East
European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made." For one thing, Howe
traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the Ukraine and southern Russia
usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian border illegally, traveled by train to
Vienna or Berlin, and regroupedto major ports: Hamburg and Bremen in Germany,
Rotterdam and Amsterdam in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating
from western or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an informative and
well paced book. This book was the major source for my presentation of "the
immigrant voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation and we
skyped to answer questions afterward.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


Re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "
what the typical path to the U.S. would have
entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s >from the Cherkassy area of
the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village to a
port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston
was there a network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by
steerage mean? What were sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any
help in understanding the brave journey of my ancestors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of
the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made."
For one thing, Howe traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the
Ukraine and southern Russia usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian
border illegally, traveled by train to Vienna or Berlin, and regrouped
to major ports - Hamburg and Bremen in Germany, Rotterdam and Amsterdam
in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating >from western
or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an
informative and well paced book.
This book was the major source for my presentation of "the immigrant
voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation
and we skyped to answer questions afterward.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine re: Emigration path from the cherkassy region #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Felissa has posted a number of questions about the immigrant voyage. "
what the typical path to the U.S. would have
entailed for immigrants in the early 1900s >from the Cherkassy area of
the Ukraine. How might they have travelled >from their village to a
port? If they went first to Great Britain and then to the U.S. how did
they know where to stay? When they arrived at Ellis Island or Boston
was there a network of help for these immigrants? What did travel by
steerage mean? What were sleeping arrangements? Would appreciate any
help in understanding the brave journey of my ancestors."

Felissa, >from my research the best source to answer many of these questions is
Irving Howe's great book, "The World of Our Fathers, the Journey of
the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made."
For one thing, Howe traced Ukrainian routes: (1) Jews coming >from the
Ukraine and southern Russia usually crossed the Austro-Hungarian
border illegally, traveled by train to Vienna or Berlin, and regrouped
to major ports - Hamburg and Bremen in Germany, Rotterdam and Amsterdam
in Holland, and Antwerp in Belgium. (2) Jews emigrating >from western
or northwestern Russia would surreptitiously cross the German border
and proceeded to Berlin and then the northern ports.

Howe also answers many of your other questions in detail, in an
informative and well paced book.
This book was the major source for my presentation of "the immigrant
voyage", delivered at many JGS locations and available online >from the
2017 IAJGS conference. The Hamilton JGS just showed that presentation
and we skyped to answer questions afterward.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education

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