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Re: Find LEVINE U.S. Naturalization Records #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Levine
At this point I am trying to locate his naturalization papers in hopes
.... There is a pencil note on one of his papers indicating
naturalization in 1914. In addition his birthname was
something like Krivchenko. I also have a SS# for my grandfather Samuel.
It would help to have some more basic information. First do you know
where he was living circa 1914? Also how old was he?

Start with the US Census and see if you can find the person and even
though the Census data maybe imperfect, ie age, date of immigration,
etc. but the address is important. Also you can see if it says if he
was naturalized because that is often (but not always) correct.
People did not have provide proof to the census takers.

Know where he lived is critical because he would have naturalized in
the local courts. Starting in 1906 the Federal Government supervised the
process and standardized the process but it was still administered locally.

A person could select to go to any local court and start the process
to naturalize. If he lived in a city like New York City he could go
either to the local court or he could have gone to the Federal court.
In other places the Federal court was not local so they really only had
the option of the local court. However even in he lived in the Bronx
but worked in Manhattan he could have gone to either the court in
Manhattan or the Bronx. Generally the court is at the county level.

It is also important to establish a general age/year of birth. Minors
were naturalized with their parents although the laws changed at
various times either including or excluding wives and children. But
in 1914 a minor would have naturalized with the parents and not had
separate papers.

Also in the 1925 New York State Census they asked which court
specifically a person naturalized. It is not always accurate but it
is another place to look.

You did not explain which papers had the handwritten note. If it is
personal papers that is a clue but if it is on the passenger list it
is a confirmation. Once the Federal government took over supervising
the system they started requiring confirmation of a person's arrival
information. So after an immigrant filed out their "first papers"
ie declaration to naturalize the court then sought a confirmation of
the arrival information. And those confirmations are often written
on the passenger list. So if you find a person's arrival and see a
number written in with a date that is a conformation of the arrival
information. (I recently used those numbers to decode and find a
missing naturalization because we have the date and the file number
can be decoded to figure out which court was processing the naturalization.)

Once you have that information you need to check the various online
databases because different courts are recorded on different sites.
Ancestry has some files, so does Fold3. Also the LDS site FamilySearch
has files and as another poster recently showed in some cases they have
only scanned but not yet indexed the files. Unfortunately it takes
searching and not all of the databases give a lot of clues other than a
person's name. Names generally I would say are recorded as the name
appeared on the final declaration so if the name was changed during the
naturalization use the new name but it never hurts to also check the
birth name if you have it. Morse has links to search some of the
naturalization files on his One Step site as well.

If you can not find the record in any of the various databases you can
go to the court or some courts will do mail order searches.

If all else fails you can try a request to CIS in Washington DC (the
old INS) but personally I would say that is the last resort because it
is slow and they can not always identify the individual you need.
You need to send them very specific information, ie. the age. address,
etc. to help them find the person and always make sure you request that
they check all the different files because they have a variety of
different files.

That would be your starting points. I am sure other listers will have
a few other tips to work out a naturalization search.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Find LEVINE U.S. Naturalization Records #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Levine
At this point I am trying to locate his naturalization papers in hopes
.... There is a pencil note on one of his papers indicating
naturalization in 1914. In addition his birthname was
something like Krivchenko. I also have a SS# for my grandfather Samuel.
It would help to have some more basic information. First do you know
where he was living circa 1914? Also how old was he?

Start with the US Census and see if you can find the person and even
though the Census data maybe imperfect, ie age, date of immigration,
etc. but the address is important. Also you can see if it says if he
was naturalized because that is often (but not always) correct.
People did not have provide proof to the census takers.

Know where he lived is critical because he would have naturalized in
the local courts. Starting in 1906 the Federal Government supervised the
process and standardized the process but it was still administered locally.

A person could select to go to any local court and start the process
to naturalize. If he lived in a city like New York City he could go
either to the local court or he could have gone to the Federal court.
In other places the Federal court was not local so they really only had
the option of the local court. However even in he lived in the Bronx
but worked in Manhattan he could have gone to either the court in
Manhattan or the Bronx. Generally the court is at the county level.

It is also important to establish a general age/year of birth. Minors
were naturalized with their parents although the laws changed at
various times either including or excluding wives and children. But
in 1914 a minor would have naturalized with the parents and not had
separate papers.

Also in the 1925 New York State Census they asked which court
specifically a person naturalized. It is not always accurate but it
is another place to look.

You did not explain which papers had the handwritten note. If it is
personal papers that is a clue but if it is on the passenger list it
is a confirmation. Once the Federal government took over supervising
the system they started requiring confirmation of a person's arrival
information. So after an immigrant filed out their "first papers"
ie declaration to naturalize the court then sought a confirmation of
the arrival information. And those confirmations are often written
on the passenger list. So if you find a person's arrival and see a
number written in with a date that is a conformation of the arrival
information. (I recently used those numbers to decode and find a
missing naturalization because we have the date and the file number
can be decoded to figure out which court was processing the naturalization.)

Once you have that information you need to check the various online
databases because different courts are recorded on different sites.
Ancestry has some files, so does Fold3. Also the LDS site FamilySearch
has files and as another poster recently showed in some cases they have
only scanned but not yet indexed the files. Unfortunately it takes
searching and not all of the databases give a lot of clues other than a
person's name. Names generally I would say are recorded as the name
appeared on the final declaration so if the name was changed during the
naturalization use the new name but it never hurts to also check the
birth name if you have it. Morse has links to search some of the
naturalization files on his One Step site as well.

If you can not find the record in any of the various databases you can
go to the court or some courts will do mail order searches.

If all else fails you can try a request to CIS in Washington DC (the
old INS) but personally I would say that is the last resort because it
is slow and they can not always identify the individual you need.
You need to send them very specific information, ie. the age. address,
etc. to help them find the person and always make sure you request that
they check all the different files because they have a variety of
different files.

That would be your starting points. I am sure other listers will have
a few other tips to work out a naturalization search.

Allan Jordan


Oct. 15 memorial ceremony at Bahnsteig 17, Berlin. #general

Yvonne Stern
 

A memorial service in honor of the thousands of Jews deported from
Berlin will be held at the Track 17 Memorial Bahnhof Grunewald, on
Thursday, October 15.

The first Berlin "Osttransport" with 1,089 Jewish children, women
and men left >from the Grunewald railway station to "Litzmannstadt"
(Lodz) on 18 October 1941. >from 1942 on, deportation trains also
drove >from Anhalter station and the freight station Moabit. The
transports headed to ghettos, concentration and extermination
camps in Minsk, Kaunas, Riga, Piaski, Warsaw, Theresienstadt,
Sobibor, Rasik, Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen.

Yvonne Stern
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oct. 15 memorial ceremony at Bahnsteig 17, Berlin. #general

Yvonne Stern
 

A memorial service in honor of the thousands of Jews deported from
Berlin will be held at the Track 17 Memorial Bahnhof Grunewald, on
Thursday, October 15.

The first Berlin "Osttransport" with 1,089 Jewish children, women
and men left >from the Grunewald railway station to "Litzmannstadt"
(Lodz) on 18 October 1941. >from 1942 on, deportation trains also
drove >from Anhalter station and the freight station Moabit. The
transports headed to ghettos, concentration and extermination
camps in Minsk, Kaunas, Riga, Piaski, Warsaw, Theresienstadt,
Sobibor, Rasik, Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen.

Yvonne Stern
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil


ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #general

Marilyn Silva <marilynsilva32@...>
 

Genners,

I have posted a birth record in Polish for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address.

www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33604 .

Thank you
Marilyn Silva

KISTENBERG, TREITER/TRAYDER, GRZEBIN, ZALOSZYNSKI
- all >from Warsaw Gubernia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation Request - Polish #general

Marilyn Silva <marilynsilva32@...>
 

Genners,

I have posted a birth record in Polish for which I need a
translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address.

www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33604 .

Thank you
Marilyn Silva

KISTENBERG, TREITER/TRAYDER, GRZEBIN, ZALOSZYNSKI
- all >from Warsaw Gubernia


Find LEVINE U.S. Naturalization Records #general

Edward Levine <edxaide@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am hoping you can give me some advise. I am doing family research
and I have, I think, established that 2 of my grandparents were born
in Grodno, Belarus and one in Minsk, Belarus. The last grandfather,
Samuel LEVINE, is noted as being born in Yletz, Russia which might be
Yelets, Russia or Yels'k, Belarus. Also he is buried in a plot part of
the First Paltover Society which would indicate a connection to
Poltava, Ukraine.

At this point I am trying to locate his naturalization papers in hopes
that it will shed some additional light on his hometown and other
useful information. There is a pencil note on one of his papers
indicating naturalization in 1914. In addition his birthname was
something like Krivchenko. I also have a SS# for my grandfather Samuel.
Below is a sample >from the list of Samuel Levine on the index

SURNAME First Name Dec Vol Dec Page Year Pet Vol Pet Page
Soundex Comments

Levine Samuel 121 94 1916 164 66
L150

Ed Levine
Chesapeake Region, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Find LEVINE U.S. Naturalization Records #general

Edward Levine <edxaide@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am hoping you can give me some advise. I am doing family research
and I have, I think, established that 2 of my grandparents were born
in Grodno, Belarus and one in Minsk, Belarus. The last grandfather,
Samuel LEVINE, is noted as being born in Yletz, Russia which might be
Yelets, Russia or Yels'k, Belarus. Also he is buried in a plot part of
the First Paltover Society which would indicate a connection to
Poltava, Ukraine.

At this point I am trying to locate his naturalization papers in hopes
that it will shed some additional light on his hometown and other
useful information. There is a pencil note on one of his papers
indicating naturalization in 1914. In addition his birthname was
something like Krivchenko. I also have a SS# for my grandfather Samuel.
Below is a sample >from the list of Samuel Levine on the index

SURNAME First Name Dec Vol Dec Page Year Pet Vol Pet Page
Soundex Comments

Levine Samuel 121 94 1916 164 66
L150

Ed Levine
Chesapeake Region, USA


Re: Smithsonian Article On Why Names Were Not Changed At Ellis Island #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Hi Group,

Since I have a major section in talks I give on the myth of name changes at
Ellis Island, and we are having an interesting discussion on this, I want to
add some information.

1. Most tickets were sold by agents to potential immigrants. As part of
that process they filled out, in advance, the answers to questions on the
manifest. The agent then submitted the lists to the shipping agency. Thus
the clerks that actually prepared the manifest (notice that the handwriting
on each page was usually the same for all entries) worked >from those lists
and probably didn't interact with the immigrants directly. That's why if
the person did not sail, their name was crossed off the already existing
list. Thus although there is a possibility of error in the rewriting of a
name, it reduces errors >from not hearing correctly the name of a person.

2. Some countries required papers for immigrants to exit their borders.
Forged papers or using papers of someone else could lead to that name on the
manifest because that was the name the ticket was bought under.

3. There was no reason for the staff at the immigration centers (Ellis
Island the main one with 70% of incoming immigrants) to change a person's
name. They had limited time (seconds really for each individual) for the
horde of immigrants they faced to ask simple questions like: who bought your
ticket, where are you going, how much $$ do you have, do you have friends or
relatives here, do you have employment. This is to decide whether to put
people in detention. About 20% of Ellis Island immigrants ended up on the
detention lists, 6% of all immigrants went to "Special Inquiry", and 2% of
total immigrants were deported for things like LPC (Likely Public Charge...
no $$, no contacts in the U.S.), or CL (Contract Laborer, since it was
illegal for U.S. companies to have offered a job in advance to the
immigrants). That's why "who paid for your ticket" was asked since many
immigrants couldn't afford one, and they had to be very careful how they
responded.

4. Before the immigrant stepped on Ellis Island, they were given tags with
their name on it, and the Manifest page and line number. They were to pin
the tag on their outer clothing. It also sped up the process as the
inspectors had the manifest in front of them when questioning an immigrant,
and the immigrants were separated into ship, and manifest page. So the
inspectors at Ellis Island did not have to ask them what their names were...
they could have read it >from the tags directly. (Most but not all pictures
of immigrants at the Island show them wearing the tags). The immigrants
did not have to show or be literate until a literacy requirement was put
into effect in 1917. For most of the years that Ellis Island was
operating, the immigrants were not required to show proof of who they were.
They only had their "good name" on the manifest, on their medical card, and
on their landing tag and their wits about them to get through the U.S.
immigration entry process.

5. Although the manifest may show some modifications of names, this was not
a requirement of the inspectors, nor did they have any paperwork to
formalize that procedure. The immigrant probably could ask for modification
of names.

6. There was no requirement that the immigrant use the name on the manifest
once they entered the United States proper.

Now, there IS a case of a person's name being changed at Ellis Island. It's
the exception that proves the rule. Frank Woodhull's name was changed to
Mary Johnson. See:
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/07/02/name-changes-ellis-island

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Smithsonian Article On Why Names Were Not Changed At Ellis Island #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Hi Group,

Since I have a major section in talks I give on the myth of name changes at
Ellis Island, and we are having an interesting discussion on this, I want to
add some information.

1. Most tickets were sold by agents to potential immigrants. As part of
that process they filled out, in advance, the answers to questions on the
manifest. The agent then submitted the lists to the shipping agency. Thus
the clerks that actually prepared the manifest (notice that the handwriting
on each page was usually the same for all entries) worked >from those lists
and probably didn't interact with the immigrants directly. That's why if
the person did not sail, their name was crossed off the already existing
list. Thus although there is a possibility of error in the rewriting of a
name, it reduces errors >from not hearing correctly the name of a person.

2. Some countries required papers for immigrants to exit their borders.
Forged papers or using papers of someone else could lead to that name on the
manifest because that was the name the ticket was bought under.

3. There was no reason for the staff at the immigration centers (Ellis
Island the main one with 70% of incoming immigrants) to change a person's
name. They had limited time (seconds really for each individual) for the
horde of immigrants they faced to ask simple questions like: who bought your
ticket, where are you going, how much $$ do you have, do you have friends or
relatives here, do you have employment. This is to decide whether to put
people in detention. About 20% of Ellis Island immigrants ended up on the
detention lists, 6% of all immigrants went to "Special Inquiry", and 2% of
total immigrants were deported for things like LPC (Likely Public Charge...
no $$, no contacts in the U.S.), or CL (Contract Laborer, since it was
illegal for U.S. companies to have offered a job in advance to the
immigrants). That's why "who paid for your ticket" was asked since many
immigrants couldn't afford one, and they had to be very careful how they
responded.

4. Before the immigrant stepped on Ellis Island, they were given tags with
their name on it, and the Manifest page and line number. They were to pin
the tag on their outer clothing. It also sped up the process as the
inspectors had the manifest in front of them when questioning an immigrant,
and the immigrants were separated into ship, and manifest page. So the
inspectors at Ellis Island did not have to ask them what their names were...
they could have read it >from the tags directly. (Most but not all pictures
of immigrants at the Island show them wearing the tags). The immigrants
did not have to show or be literate until a literacy requirement was put
into effect in 1917. For most of the years that Ellis Island was
operating, the immigrants were not required to show proof of who they were.
They only had their "good name" on the manifest, on their medical card, and
on their landing tag and their wits about them to get through the U.S.
immigration entry process.

5. Although the manifest may show some modifications of names, this was not
a requirement of the inspectors, nor did they have any paperwork to
formalize that procedure. The immigrant probably could ask for modification
of names.

6. There was no requirement that the immigrant use the name on the manifest
once they entered the United States proper.

Now, there IS a case of a person's name being changed at Ellis Island. It's
the exception that proves the rule. Frank Woodhull's name was changed to
Mary Johnson. See:
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/07/02/name-changes-ellis-island

Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA
census1950@...


Re: Emigration from Germany, 1933 #general

Eva Lawrence
 

Subject: Emigration >from Germany to Palestine in 1933
From: Liz Hanellin <liz_hanellin@...>

... does anyone know whether the date of September 10, 1933 is of
particular significance >from a German or German Jewish perspective?
A brother of Ludwig's emmigrated to Luxembourg on the same date.
Hitler became Reichs Chancellor on January 30th 1933, and the National
Socialist (NAZI) Party gained a majority in the Reichstag election of March
5th 1933. In April there was an organised boycott of Jewish businesses. A
large number of Jews left Germany that year

But I'd say that the choice of September 10th for emigration would simply
be a matter of family circumstances: eg there might be the sale of a
house to arrange.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Emigration from Germany, 1933 #general

Eva Lawrence
 

Subject: Emigration >from Germany to Palestine in 1933
From: Liz Hanellin <liz_hanellin@...>

... does anyone know whether the date of September 10, 1933 is of
particular significance >from a German or German Jewish perspective?
A brother of Ludwig's emmigrated to Luxembourg on the same date.
Hitler became Reichs Chancellor on January 30th 1933, and the National
Socialist (NAZI) Party gained a majority in the Reichstag election of March
5th 1933. In April there was an organised boycott of Jewish businesses. A
large number of Jews left Germany that year

But I'd say that the choice of September 10th for emigration would simply
be a matter of family circumstances: eg there might be the sale of a
house to arrange.

Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK


Re: Get Your Akt Together #general

Michael Shade
 

It's me :-)

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK

On 4 Oct 2015, at 03:09, moishe.miller@... wrote:
I have a printout called "Get your Akt together" that describes, over
the course of 11 pages, how to find actual images of Jewish records from
the Polish State Archives. ... Anyone have any ideas where this may
have originated?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Get Your Akt Together #general

Michael Shade
 

It's me :-)

Michael Shade
Brighton, UK

On 4 Oct 2015, at 03:09, moishe.miller@... wrote:
I have a printout called "Get your Akt together" that describes, over
the course of 11 pages, how to find actual images of Jewish records from
the Polish State Archives. ... Anyone have any ideas where this may
have originated?


Re: Smithsonian Article On Why Names Were Not Changed at Ellis Island #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Meisels Allen

To add to the library of articles that says the names
were not changed at Ellis Island is this article from
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
The Smithsonian article reminds me to point out some other
issues about names which were not in that article. It is
also apropos of a posting this week where someone was asking
about a possible passenger list but was pointing to
discrepancies both in spelling and date.

First people were not as precise 100 plus years ago with
spelling and a lot of the people were not familiar with the
Latin alphabet that we use in the west. Even some of the
immigrants (my gggf included) while considered learned did not
read and write in the Latin alphabet. (I have my ggf's
naturalization papers >from 1902 which include "his mark"
instead of a signature.)

The other thing is the clerks at the docks in Germany, Holland,
Antwerp, etc. were not as familiar with the easterners and the
various languages/dialects coming at them. I have always
believed that some of the issues we see on the passenger lists
are the result of what the clerks thought they heard and wrote
down as they were making out the passenger lists or maybe even
earlier when they were selling the tickets to the immigrants.
At Ellis Island they used interpreters but I am not sure if the
shipping lines had those skills and especially on the ships.

I have always believed if names where unwittingly changed it
most likely happened at the point of origin not at
disembarkation at Ellis Island or any other arrival port/station.

But since the immigrants were being identified by the names on
the list, the immigration clerks had to match up what the person
was saying with the list they were given by the ship. Also the
other point that gets surfaced in this discussion is if the
immigrant had their name unwillingly changed why didn't they
revert back to their original name once they had settled into the USA.

Also regarding the date discrepancies, immigrants were notoriously
bad at recalling the dates or changing them to suit the moment.
For example prior to the arrival certificates or the INS efforts
to confirm arrivals immigrants could easily say I am here five
years (often the waiting period) and no one checked. Or they
said I have been here for years and the clerks said close enough
and back dated the form five years or .... or the immigrants
simply did not remember the dates with any precision. Especially
when someone came knocking at their door asking for details (ie
the census takers) and they were put on the spot to give precise details.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Smithsonian Article On Why Names Were Not Changed at Ellis Island #general

A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Meisels Allen

To add to the library of articles that says the names
were not changed at Ellis Island is this article from
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
The Smithsonian article reminds me to point out some other
issues about names which were not in that article. It is
also apropos of a posting this week where someone was asking
about a possible passenger list but was pointing to
discrepancies both in spelling and date.

First people were not as precise 100 plus years ago with
spelling and a lot of the people were not familiar with the
Latin alphabet that we use in the west. Even some of the
immigrants (my gggf included) while considered learned did not
read and write in the Latin alphabet. (I have my ggf's
naturalization papers >from 1902 which include "his mark"
instead of a signature.)

The other thing is the clerks at the docks in Germany, Holland,
Antwerp, etc. were not as familiar with the easterners and the
various languages/dialects coming at them. I have always
believed that some of the issues we see on the passenger lists
are the result of what the clerks thought they heard and wrote
down as they were making out the passenger lists or maybe even
earlier when they were selling the tickets to the immigrants.
At Ellis Island they used interpreters but I am not sure if the
shipping lines had those skills and especially on the ships.

I have always believed if names where unwittingly changed it
most likely happened at the point of origin not at
disembarkation at Ellis Island or any other arrival port/station.

But since the immigrants were being identified by the names on
the list, the immigration clerks had to match up what the person
was saying with the list they were given by the ship. Also the
other point that gets surfaced in this discussion is if the
immigrant had their name unwillingly changed why didn't they
revert back to their original name once they had settled into the USA.

Also regarding the date discrepancies, immigrants were notoriously
bad at recalling the dates or changing them to suit the moment.
For example prior to the arrival certificates or the INS efforts
to confirm arrivals immigrants could easily say I am here five
years (often the waiting period) and no one checked. Or they
said I have been here for years and the clerks said close enough
and back dated the form five years or .... or the immigrants
simply did not remember the dates with any precision. Especially
when someone came knocking at their door asking for details (ie
the census takers) and they were put on the spot to give precise details.

Allan Jordan


JGS (NY) Meeting - Sunday, October 11 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting

Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM

At The Village Temple,
33 East 12th St.(between Broadway and University Place, near Union Square)

Program: ">from the Steppes to the Pampas: The Migration of Eastern
European Jews to South America."

Speaker: Victor Armony

Victor Armony will speak about Jewish immigration to South America and, in particular, to Argentina, home of the
6th largest Jewish community in the world. Topics will include the arrival and settlement of tens of thousands of
Eastern European Jews in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the remarkable
story of the Jewish "cowboys" in the rural colonies of the Pampas, the different patterns of Jewish migration in
the surrounding Spanish-language countries (Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), and efforts to uncover and
preserve records >from Jewish cemeteries all over that region during the 1990s and early 2000s.

In addition, he will talk about available resources and databases in South America, and share some memories and experiences in his own
quest to connect his Jewish-Polish ancestry, his personal Hispanic cultural background, and his children's
French Canadian identity.

A sociology professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Dr. Armony was born in Argentina. He has been
researching his family roots since he was a teenager. His late father, Paul Armony, was the founding president
of Argentina's Jewish Genealogical Association.

No charge for members; guests are welcome - $5 at the door.

More information at www.jgsny.org and at our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS (NY) Meeting - Sunday, October 11 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) Meeting

Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM

At The Village Temple,
33 East 12th St.(between Broadway and University Place, near Union Square)

Program: ">from the Steppes to the Pampas: The Migration of Eastern
European Jews to South America."

Speaker: Victor Armony

Victor Armony will speak about Jewish immigration to South America and, in particular, to Argentina, home of the
6th largest Jewish community in the world. Topics will include the arrival and settlement of tens of thousands of
Eastern European Jews in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the remarkable
story of the Jewish "cowboys" in the rural colonies of the Pampas, the different patterns of Jewish migration in
the surrounding Spanish-language countries (Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), and efforts to uncover and
preserve records >from Jewish cemeteries all over that region during the 1990s and early 2000s.

In addition, he will talk about available resources and databases in South America, and share some memories and experiences in his own
quest to connect his Jewish-Polish ancestry, his personal Hispanic cultural background, and his children's
French Canadian identity.

A sociology professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Dr. Armony was born in Argentina. He has been
researching his family roots since he was a teenager. His late father, Paul Armony, was the founding president
of Argentina's Jewish Genealogical Association.

No charge for members; guests are welcome - $5 at the door.

More information at www.jgsny.org and at our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGS VP Communications
New York NY


Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland #general

sjhoi@...
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be held
Wednesday, October 7 starting at 7:30 P.M. in the Miller Boardroom at
Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, 27100 Cedar Rd. in Beachwood.

Cynthia Turk and Laura Hine will present an in-depth demonstration of the
newly-remodeled Cuyahoga County Genweb site.

For further information contact me at 440-473-5364.

Stewart Hoicowitz


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sjhoi@...
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be held
Wednesday, October 7 starting at 7:30 P.M. in the Miller Boardroom at
Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, 27100 Cedar Rd. in Beachwood.

Cynthia Turk and Laura Hine will present an in-depth demonstration of the
newly-remodeled Cuyahoga County Genweb site.

For further information contact me at 440-473-5364.

Stewart Hoicowitz

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