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Re: National Archives in Washington, D.C. #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

The best features of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. are the
microfilm collection and the research hours. It houses what I call "the
Big Three," the microfilm series most useful for tracking Jewish
immigrants to America: ship passenger manifests, federal census records,
and World War I draft cards. All are located in the microfilm reading
room on the fourth floor.

Not only should you make other arrangements for children, you should also
spare any adults who are not planning to conduct research. They will be
very grateful. If you're trying to juggle both sightseeing and research,
you might be able to maximize your time by visiting the Archives in the
evenings, after the museums and other traditional tourist sites are closed.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays the microfilm reading room stays open
until 9:00 pm. During evening hours, the facilities are far less crowded,
and after 6:30 pm, on-street parking is available. Saturdays are very busy
so it is better to visit on weekdays.

Also, many genealogists visiting Washington overlook the phenomenal
resources available at the Library of Congress including maps, yizkor
books, city directories, and periodicals. To access the extensive map
collection (one of the best in the world) or yizkor books, you'll have to
visit the Library during regular business hours. However, the main,
microfilm and periodical reading rooms, as well as the genealogy library
are open some weeknights. Thousands of newspapers, both domestic and
international, are available in the periodical reading room. This is an
excellent place to look for obituaries or death notices in newspapers
inaccessible to you back home.

The National Archives and Library of Congress have nicely coordinated their
evening hours so one or the other is open every night on weekdays. The
Library of Congress (as outlined above) is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays until 9:30 pm. As previously mentioned, the National Archives
stays open until 9:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, so Thursday
evenings you have a choice to make--or better yet, go to both facilities!

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching >from Galicia:
SONNENBLUM (Gorodenka); STUPP (Gorodenka); SCHOR (Gorodenka); KOFLER
(Gorodenka); DIENER (Gorodenka); SOCKEL (Solotwina); SCHNEID (Solotwina);
SCHIEBER (Kossow); KLEIN (Kossow)
from Russia/Poland:
DWORSKI(Raczki);MINSKY (Raczki, Sopotskin, Galynka); SILVERSTEIN (Raczki);
LEVATINSKY (Raczki, Augustow); BRAMA (Rypin); BRAUN / BROWN (Rypin);
GRZEBIEN / GESBEN (Sierpc); LOPATA (Sierpc)

MODERATOR NOTE: For more information on the US National Archives, in
Washington as well as branch locations, see the JewishGen FAQ at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html


Re: Social Security Number linked to State #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

The URL http://members.aol.com/navyspies/ssn.htm was reported
as the place to locate in which state a Social Security number
was issued.

No need to leave "home" folks... JewishGen has had an InfoFile
on this very subject for just about a year now <grin>

Go to www.jewishgen.org/infoFiles and under 'Topics', click
on Social Security

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations

Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


Re: Given Names -- Equivalent vs. Linked #general

Paul Reuben <PReuben@...>
 

Inside his own family sphere, he would likely be called by the
Yiddish endearment names Moshele or Mordkhel, when attending a
meeting of Rabbi electors he would be called by his familiar
Yiddish name Mordkha, when talking with the hated Revision List
official he would use another Yiddish name Gumpil or Mordko (in
an attempt to confuse the government as to who he was --
thinking about taxes and the chances that he or a child would be
drafted into the army), and so on.


This is fascinating. I have a record of the 1881 UK census, and the
children of Hyman and Betsy REUBEN aren't quite as I know them to be.
This never really bothered me, as clerical errors are fairly common and
a recent immigrant would obviously be very suspicious of an `official'
wanting to take down personal family details - your posting seems to
validate this. It would appear that our Eastern European ancestors
would've gone out of their way to put census recorders `off the scent'
so to speak.

And it makes the whole process for us that little bit harder. Wonderful

Paul Reuben
London, UK

Researching REUBEN or REUBENSTEIN or REUBENOWITZ (and spelling derivaties)>
Poland/ Russia c.1875// ROSENTHAL> Germany// STOPLER> Rumania // PINSKER
(formerly ANDRUSIER c.1890)>Pinsk, Russia// KATZ>Hungary c.1910//
COBRIN>?//CHAIKIN>?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: National Archives in Washington, D.C. #general

Deborah Dworski <ddworski@...>
 

The best features of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. are the
microfilm collection and the research hours. It houses what I call "the
Big Three," the microfilm series most useful for tracking Jewish
immigrants to America: ship passenger manifests, federal census records,
and World War I draft cards. All are located in the microfilm reading
room on the fourth floor.

Not only should you make other arrangements for children, you should also
spare any adults who are not planning to conduct research. They will be
very grateful. If you're trying to juggle both sightseeing and research,
you might be able to maximize your time by visiting the Archives in the
evenings, after the museums and other traditional tourist sites are closed.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays the microfilm reading room stays open
until 9:00 pm. During evening hours, the facilities are far less crowded,
and after 6:30 pm, on-street parking is available. Saturdays are very busy
so it is better to visit on weekdays.

Also, many genealogists visiting Washington overlook the phenomenal
resources available at the Library of Congress including maps, yizkor
books, city directories, and periodicals. To access the extensive map
collection (one of the best in the world) or yizkor books, you'll have to
visit the Library during regular business hours. However, the main,
microfilm and periodical reading rooms, as well as the genealogy library
are open some weeknights. Thousands of newspapers, both domestic and
international, are available in the periodical reading room. This is an
excellent place to look for obituaries or death notices in newspapers
inaccessible to you back home.

The National Archives and Library of Congress have nicely coordinated their
evening hours so one or the other is open every night on weekdays. The
Library of Congress (as outlined above) is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays until 9:30 pm. As previously mentioned, the National Archives
stays open until 9:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, so Thursday
evenings you have a choice to make--or better yet, go to both facilities!

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching >from Galicia:
SONNENBLUM (Gorodenka); STUPP (Gorodenka); SCHOR (Gorodenka); KOFLER
(Gorodenka); DIENER (Gorodenka); SOCKEL (Solotwina); SCHNEID (Solotwina);
SCHIEBER (Kossow); KLEIN (Kossow)
from Russia/Poland:
DWORSKI(Raczki);MINSKY (Raczki, Sopotskin, Galynka); SILVERSTEIN (Raczki);
LEVATINSKY (Raczki, Augustow); BRAMA (Rypin); BRAUN / BROWN (Rypin);
GRZEBIEN / GESBEN (Sierpc); LOPATA (Sierpc)

MODERATOR NOTE: For more information on the US National Archives, in
Washington as well as branch locations, see the JewishGen FAQ at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Social Security Number linked to State #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

The URL http://members.aol.com/navyspies/ssn.htm was reported
as the place to locate in which state a Social Security number
was issued.

No need to leave "home" folks... JewishGen has had an InfoFile
on this very subject for just about a year now <grin>

Go to www.jewishgen.org/infoFiles and under 'Topics', click
on Social Security

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Operations

Personal messages to -->skydell@...
JewishGen business to -->cskydell@...
Thank you!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Names -- Equivalent vs. Linked #general

Paul Reuben <PReuben@...>
 

Inside his own family sphere, he would likely be called by the
Yiddish endearment names Moshele or Mordkhel, when attending a
meeting of Rabbi electors he would be called by his familiar
Yiddish name Mordkha, when talking with the hated Revision List
official he would use another Yiddish name Gumpil or Mordko (in
an attempt to confuse the government as to who he was --
thinking about taxes and the chances that he or a child would be
drafted into the army), and so on.


This is fascinating. I have a record of the 1881 UK census, and the
children of Hyman and Betsy REUBEN aren't quite as I know them to be.
This never really bothered me, as clerical errors are fairly common and
a recent immigrant would obviously be very suspicious of an `official'
wanting to take down personal family details - your posting seems to
validate this. It would appear that our Eastern European ancestors
would've gone out of their way to put census recorders `off the scent'
so to speak.

And it makes the whole process for us that little bit harder. Wonderful

Paul Reuben
London, UK

Researching REUBEN or REUBENSTEIN or REUBENOWITZ (and spelling derivaties)>
Poland/ Russia c.1875// ROSENTHAL> Germany// STOPLER> Rumania // PINSKER
(formerly ANDRUSIER c.1890)>Pinsk, Russia// KATZ>Hungary c.1910//
COBRIN>?//CHAIKIN>?


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Pimstein and Merowitz , South African cousin.... #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Please reply to Yonasan direct.

Saul


------- Forwarded message follows -------
Yonasan Shapiro <shapie@...> writes
Note. I e-mailed Mrs. Ann Babiniwitz >from my friends comp the other
day that why there was not much info there.
_______________________________________________________
My Zadie ,Mr. Murray Lieberman was born here. His father Jacob H.
Liebman (Yaacov Tzvi) was born in Kobrin, (presently)Belarus. He had/s
two cousins living in South Africa at one point. I don't know there
connection to my Zadie put do think it is >from his father's side.
My Bubbie said the last address they have for them is Ester & Solly
Merowitz 67 3rd St. Spings, Transvall SA and the other cousin Ada &
Jacob Pimstein 202 Railway St.Germiston, Transvall SA.
These cousins came to my B+Z weeding around 1948., They might not
be in South Africa anymore or passed away??? Put maybe there is way that
I can found out the last time they lived there... Someone has to no who>
they are.????
Yonasan

--
Dr Saul Issroff


Pimstein and Merowitz , South African cousin.... #southafrica

Dr Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Please reply to Yonasan direct.

Saul


------- Forwarded message follows -------
Yonasan Shapiro <shapie@...> writes
Note. I e-mailed Mrs. Ann Babiniwitz >from my friends comp the other
day that why there was not much info there.
_______________________________________________________
My Zadie ,Mr. Murray Lieberman was born here. His father Jacob H.
Liebman (Yaacov Tzvi) was born in Kobrin, (presently)Belarus. He had/s
two cousins living in South Africa at one point. I don't know there
connection to my Zadie put do think it is >from his father's side.
My Bubbie said the last address they have for them is Ester & Solly
Merowitz 67 3rd St. Spings, Transvall SA and the other cousin Ada &
Jacob Pimstein 202 Railway St.Germiston, Transvall SA.
These cousins came to my B+Z weeding around 1948., They might not
be in South Africa anymore or passed away??? Put maybe there is way that
I can found out the last time they lived there... Someone has to no who>
they are.????
Yonasan

--
Dr Saul Issroff


Acquisitons for Database #latvia #courland

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have received some names that will be added to the All Latvia Database.
There is a list of Students who studied at the Polytechnic in Riga between
1904 and 1918. The majority are dated 1915-1918. There are only 254 names
but they include the father's name. They will form part of a larger
database that Constance has prepared and will tell you about as soon as it
is ready.

I have also received a Business Directory for Daugavpils for 1921. The list
is in Russian and Latvian and our Database Co-Ordinator Constance Whippman
will see that they are translated and prepared for inclusion in the
database. She has a huge job and once again I call upon you to volunteer to
help. She will send you details of how to transliterate and will answer all
questions. Please contact her CWhippman@...

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Acquisitons for Database #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have received some names that will be added to the All Latvia Database.
There is a list of Students who studied at the Polytechnic in Riga between
1904 and 1918. The majority are dated 1915-1918. There are only 254 names
but they include the father's name. They will form part of a larger
database that Constance has prepared and will tell you about as soon as it
is ready.

I have also received a Business Directory for Daugavpils for 1921. The list
is in Russian and Latvian and our Database Co-Ordinator Constance Whippman
will see that they are translated and prepared for inclusion in the
database. She has a huge job and once again I call upon you to volunteer to
help. She will send you details of how to transliterate and will answer all
questions. Please contact her CWhippman@...

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG


Re: Prison Records #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

This site might be of some assistance:

http://www.crimetime.com/online.html

Someone on my family tree is supposedly serving time for a crime.
I have no idea when or where this crime took place and assume it
was in the 1980's or 1990's. Any advice as to how I might be able
to research this on the net or otherwise is appreciated. I have
been told that these kinds of records are public.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Prison Records #general

Jan Groshan <jangro@...>
 

This site might be of some assistance:

http://www.crimetime.com/online.html

Someone on my family tree is supposedly serving time for a crime.
I have no idea when or where this crime took place and assume it
was in the 1980's or 1990's. Any advice as to how I might be able
to research this on the net or otherwise is appreciated. I have
been told that these kinds of records are public.


STECKER family #general

Bertram C. Ruff <budcarl@...>
 

I am looking for any members or relatives of the Stecker family who
live at 107 Elliot Place, Bronx, NY during the 1940's. I believe the
names to be Morris, Ida, and sisters, Florence and Arlene.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you


Jan Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STECKER family #general

Bertram C. Ruff <budcarl@...>
 

I am looking for any members or relatives of the Stecker family who
live at 107 Elliot Place, Bronx, NY during the 1940's. I believe the
names to be Morris, Ida, and sisters, Florence and Arlene.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you


Jan Cohen


Re: Spira Genealogy #galicia

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Bertha Schwarz wrote in part:

I was in Israel and went to the cemetery to find my
Great-Grandfather's
grave. It says: R. Nechemia Weinberger the Son of R. Pessach
Moshe
Weinberger and Grandson of Bnei Yssochur >from Dynov.

I like to know who was the mother of Nechemia Weinberger.
Nechemia
Weinberger was born in Dynov in l863 and died in Bnei Berak
Israel in l960.

Don't know if this will help, but i noticed in Zmigrod there were
birth registrations for many SPIRAs, as follows:
Spira, Chaskel, 12/22/1914, , , parents: Chiel Spira, Sara Leser
Spira, Feiga, 11/20/1866, , , , Scheija Rose
Spira, Itte, 8/21/1889, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Breindel, 3/20/1885, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Dwore, 12/18/1881, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Leib, 2/5/1883, , , Moses Josef Spiro, Blume Kurzman
Spiro, Markus, 8/3/1884, , , Hersch Spiro, Chaje Raber
Spiro, Markus Lipe, 7/15/1888, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Race, 1/7/1882, , , Hersch Spiro, Chaje Raber

Regards,
Phyllis (phylliskramer1@...) of Wilton & Savannah
Searching KRAMER, WISNER, BEIM >from JASIENICA (Galicia)
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR, KORNREICH >from ZMIGROD (Galicia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/zmigrod/zmigrod.htm
LINDNER, MAUER, BERLIN, EICHEL >from ROHATYN (Galicia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/rohatyn/rohatyn.htm
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubieko (Galicia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/kolbuszowa/strzyzow/strzyzow.h
tm


seeking family FISHKIN #general

Jewel Fishkin <XJEWELX@...>
 

Seeking family of Vera (Morris)FISHKIN >from Bradford, Pa. Sister-in-law
of Bert HOFFMAN (now Chicago area) originally >from Buffalo, New York.
Jewel Rosenthal Fishkin Glenview, Illinois

xjewelx@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Spira Genealogy #galicia

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

Bertha Schwarz wrote in part:

I was in Israel and went to the cemetery to find my
Great-Grandfather's
grave. It says: R. Nechemia Weinberger the Son of R. Pessach
Moshe
Weinberger and Grandson of Bnei Yssochur >from Dynov.

I like to know who was the mother of Nechemia Weinberger.
Nechemia
Weinberger was born in Dynov in l863 and died in Bnei Berak
Israel in l960.

Don't know if this will help, but i noticed in Zmigrod there were
birth registrations for many SPIRAs, as follows:
Spira, Chaskel, 12/22/1914, , , parents: Chiel Spira, Sara Leser
Spira, Feiga, 11/20/1866, , , , Scheija Rose
Spira, Itte, 8/21/1889, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Breindel, 3/20/1885, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Dwore, 12/18/1881, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Leib, 2/5/1883, , , Moses Josef Spiro, Blume Kurzman
Spiro, Markus, 8/3/1884, , , Hersch Spiro, Chaje Raber
Spiro, Markus Lipe, 7/15/1888, , , Josef Spiro, Niche Rek
Spiro, Race, 1/7/1882, , , Hersch Spiro, Chaje Raber

Regards,
Phyllis (phylliskramer1@...) of Wilton & Savannah
Searching KRAMER, WISNER, BEIM >from JASIENICA (Galicia)
STECHER, TRACHMAN, FEIR, KORNREICH >from ZMIGROD (Galicia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/zmigrod/zmigrod.htm
LINDNER, MAUER, BERLIN, EICHEL >from ROHATYN (Galicia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/rohatyn/rohatyn.htm
SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow, Dubieko (Galicia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/kolbuszowa/strzyzow/strzyzow.h
tm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen seeking family FISHKIN #general

Jewel Fishkin <XJEWELX@...>
 

Seeking family of Vera (Morris)FISHKIN >from Bradford, Pa. Sister-in-law
of Bert HOFFMAN (now Chicago area) originally >from Buffalo, New York.
Jewel Rosenthal Fishkin Glenview, Illinois

xjewelx@...


Re: Shaney/Shannie Nicknames #general

Dr. Joseph M. Schwarcz, Dr. Ida C. Selavan <idayosef@...>
 

I know of many instances of a Sheyndl being named Jennie in
English.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

delete_this_to_reply_stacy_harris@... wrote:


Is Shaney or Shannie a Hebrew name for Jennie?

A relative identified as Jennie on a Social Secuity application is either
the same person as someone another relative knew as Jennie or he and I
are referring to different people.


Belarus SIG News Release - Research Coordinator #general

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Belarus SIG News Release:

Mike Meshenberg Accepts Belarus SIG Research Coordinator Position

I am very pleased to announce that Mike Meshenberg has agreed to assume
the position of Belarus SIG Research Coordinator. Mike is currently the
coordinator of the Nesvizh Shtetl Research Group and is a former member
of the board of the Grodno Gubernia Research Group. Mike brings to the
SIG a vast array of genealogical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
that will help the Belarus SIG achieve greater successes in the years
ahead. Elsebeth Paikin, Edward Rosenbaum, and I welcome Mike to his new
leadership role with the SIG and look forward to working with him as we
expand the All Belarus Database (ABD).

I would like to thank Risa Heywood for her tremendous contributions to
the SIG. Risa was our first webmaster and gave us a presence on the
web. This past year she was a great help in keeping the different
research projects moving forward and in negotiating the purchase of the
Minsk gubernia Duma (voter) lists. In addition, Risa was always there
to assist me as the co-cordinator. Risa has decided for personal
reasons to take a less active roll in the SIG and devote more of her
time to the East European Jewish Heritage Project (USA), a new 501 (c)
(3) organization (IRS approval applied for) that is dedicated to
providing humanitarian aid to Jews in Belarus and in preserving and
protecting Jewish sites in Belarus. We wish Risa great success in her
new endeavors and am sure that she will continue to contribute to the
Belarus SIG as her time permits. Thank you Risa for all that you have
done to make the SIG what it is today.

Will anyone who is currently working on Belarus related research
projects please contact Mike and introduce yourselves and provide him with
a status on the projects you are working on. Part of Mike's duties will
involve providing standards for the extraction and data entry of
information to all the research project leaders. He will also be
monitoring progress of the various projects and coordinating the JewishGen
process for submitting databases for inclusion in the All Belarus
Database. As such, he will be working closely with Warren Blatt and
Michael Tobias of the JewishGen staff who are responsible for database
structure on JewishGen.

If you have ideas about new projects or projects now in the works,
please contact Mike at <mjmeshenberg@...>.

Welcome aboard Mike and thanks for taking on this challenging position.

Dave


Message >from Mike Meshenberg,

As an original member of the Belarus SIG, I have been greatly impressed
with the progress that has been made in its two years. The vast and growing
array of resources on the website have been of great benefit to Belarus
researchers, and a testament to its cooperative spirit. I hope to
continue to work with those who are providing new data for the All Belarus
Database, to further the standardization that will ensure the quality and
ease of use of the data and, over the longer term, to help open up new
sources of data now not readily available to us.

I am delighted to work with Dave, whom I have known and respected for
years, and with Edward and Elsebeth, whom I met for the first time in Salt
Lake City and who extended to me such a warm welcome. I also thank Risa for
all the time she spent briefing me in Salt Lake City and for her continued
support.

It will take a bit of time for me to get a feel for all the work
underway. Please bear with me through the learning period.

Mike
mjmeshenberg@...


David Fox
fox@...
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/