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Latin America #LatinAmerica New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #latinamerica

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #latinamerica

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...


JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #latinamerica

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #latinamerica

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@...


JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus JOWBR and Memorial Plaque Database Updates #belarus

Nolan Altman
 

The next update to JewishGen's JOWBR
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and Memorial Plaque
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/) databases will be done late
June in time for the summer IAJGS Conference. For submission instructions,
please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm for JOWBR
and http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm for the Memorial
Plaque Project.

If you have any templates / photos to add, please submit them to me by May
31.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...


David ABRAMOWITZ - Novarodok-->New Haven, Ct./Boston #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My greatgreatgrandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ, came to New Haven, Ct. >from
Novarodok as a widow with 4 young orphans during the third quarter of the
19th cent (date unknown-estimated). The oldest moved at some point (probably
as a young man) to Boston where according to family stories he started
working for a dept. store and eventually rose to management.

In the 1930s my grandfather >from Jerusalem (at that time living temporarily
in the USA) tried to contact him and was (possibly shrugged off) told that
he was vacationing in his Florida home.

David had 3 siblings, a sister Sarah (family name unknown) whom my mother met
in the 1930s when she (her greataunt) either lived there or was vacationing
at the time. She had a grandson Tom who was vacationing with her who lived in
Boston.

David and Sarah had two younger brothers, Mayer (my great grandfather) and
Kalman. I am in touch with Mayer and Kalman's descendants and would be
interested to find descendants of David and Sarah.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone please contact me directly.

Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David ABRAMOWITZ - Novarodok-->New Haven, Ct./Boston #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My greatgreatgrandmother, Gittle ABRAMOWITZ, came to New Haven, Ct. >from
Novarodok as a widow with 4 young orphans during the third quarter of the
19th cent (date unknown-estimated). The oldest moved at some point (probably
as a young man) to Boston where according to family stories he started
working for a dept. store and eventually rose to management.

In the 1930s my grandfather >from Jerusalem (at that time living temporarily
in the USA) tried to contact him and was (possibly shrugged off) told that
he was vacationing in his Florida home.

David had 3 siblings, a sister Sarah (family name unknown) whom my mother met
in the 1930s when she (her greataunt) either lived there or was vacationing
at the time. She had a grandson Tom who was vacationing with her who lived in
Boston.

David and Sarah had two younger brothers, Mayer (my great grandfather) and
Kalman. I am in touch with Mayer and Kalman's descendants and would be
interested to find descendants of David and Sarah.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone please contact me directly.

Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


(US) Resolution Passes Senate Apologizing for 1907 Expatriation Act #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Several weeks ago I posted about a US Senate resolution apologizing for the
1907 Expatriation Act when American-born women lost their US citizenship
when they married a foreigner. The Senate Resolution-402 by Senator Al
Franken (D-MN) passed the Senate on May 14.

To read the resolution go to:
http://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/sres402/BILLS-113sres402ats.pdf

To read the Los Angeles Times article go to:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-senate-apology-20140516-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Resolution Passes Senate Apologizing for 1907 Expatriation Act #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Several weeks ago I posted about a US Senate resolution apologizing for the
1907 Expatriation Act when American-born women lost their US citizenship
when they married a foreigner. The Senate Resolution-402 by Senator Al
Franken (D-MN) passed the Senate on May 14.

To read the resolution go to:
http://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/sres402/BILLS-113sres402ats.pdf

To read the Los Angeles Times article go to:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-senate-apology-20140516-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New England Historic and Genealogical Society #general

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

If anyone is going to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society to
do research, I have two very quick items to check in the bound volumes of
Births and Marriages.

Please contact me at vera.finberg@... for the exact details.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

BLOOMGARDEN, Kilbartai, Lithuania; ROSENSCHEIN/ROSS, Pruzhany? Belarus,
Boston; THIEBEN,rousinov, Czech Republic; BONDY, Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Czech
Republic


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New England Historic and Genealogical Society #general

Harvey Finberg <hjfinberg@...>
 

If anyone is going to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society to
do research, I have two very quick items to check in the bound volumes of
Births and Marriages.

Please contact me at vera.finberg@... for the exact details.

Vera Finberg
Fairfax, VA

BLOOMGARDEN, Kilbartai, Lithuania; ROSENSCHEIN/ROSS, Pruzhany? Belarus,
Boston; THIEBEN,rousinov, Czech Republic; BONDY, Dolni Mesto/Lipnice, Czech
Republic


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania reverse immigration? #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


reverse immigration? #lithuania

Judith Singer
 

I am going through ship manifests of immigrants arriving in NYC and
even among the few names I can definitely identify, have noticed quite
a few people who are listed as arriving in 1910, for example, but show
up in Lithuanian records in the 1920s. In at least one case, a wife is
listed as meeting her husband,who has a different last name. I know
that the proportion of Jewish immigrants returning to Eastern Europe
to live is very low, compared to other ethnic groups is low, so I find
this surprising. I'm wondering if actually the immigrants listed were
actually traveling under friends' or relatives' passports. Has anyone
else noticed this phenomenon? Does anyone have any insights?

Thanks -

Judith Singer


Re: Ship Records and Jewish names #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Jennifer Ellen Kaufman wrote on 16 mei 2014 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
I've officially gone crazy. haha. Ive been searching for my great
grandfather and great grandmother with no luck whatsoever. He put on his
naturalization forms that he didn't know the name of the ship but that
he came through Hamburg in 1897. He had the birth dates of a couple of
his kids wrong. He said he came under the name of Maz Kaufman. His wife
Dora came over later with their daughter Anna...but I can't find them
either. I know their next child was born in New York in 1900 and my
grandfather was born in New York in 1902. I'm sure after searching for a
long time that none of the three came over here under the name of Kaufman.
Could be written [or transcribed] differently:

Kauffman, Kaufmann, Kauffmann, Kofman ...

for instance a[n other] Mazces Kofman:

First Name: Mazces
Last Name: Kofman
Ethnicity: Russia, Russian
Last Place of Residence: Lipkany
Date of Arrival: Jan 09, 1902
Age at Arrival: 11y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Rotterdam
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Holland
Manifest Line Number: 0023

I don't know how else to find them so that I can keep going back.
Any suggestions on where I might try and find any other names they may
have traveled under? Thanks!
"Through Hamburg" could mean taking a boat to [Kingston-upon-]Hull
or Grimsby and than >from Southampton or Liverpool to NY or even Canada.

<http://www.exodus2013.co.uk/tag/grimsby/>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ship Records and Jewish names #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Jennifer Ellen Kaufman wrote on 16 mei 2014 in soc.genealogy.jewish:
I've officially gone crazy. haha. Ive been searching for my great
grandfather and great grandmother with no luck whatsoever. He put on his
naturalization forms that he didn't know the name of the ship but that
he came through Hamburg in 1897. He had the birth dates of a couple of
his kids wrong. He said he came under the name of Maz Kaufman. His wife
Dora came over later with their daughter Anna...but I can't find them
either. I know their next child was born in New York in 1900 and my
grandfather was born in New York in 1902. I'm sure after searching for a
long time that none of the three came over here under the name of Kaufman.
Could be written [or transcribed] differently:

Kauffman, Kaufmann, Kauffmann, Kofman ...

for instance a[n other] Mazces Kofman:

First Name: Mazces
Last Name: Kofman
Ethnicity: Russia, Russian
Last Place of Residence: Lipkany
Date of Arrival: Jan 09, 1902
Age at Arrival: 11y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Rotterdam
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Holland
Manifest Line Number: 0023

I don't know how else to find them so that I can keep going back.
Any suggestions on where I might try and find any other names they may
have traveled under? Thanks!
"Through Hamburg" could mean taking a boat to [Kingston-upon-]Hull
or Grimsby and than >from Southampton or Liverpool to NY or even Canada.

<http://www.exodus2013.co.uk/tag/grimsby/>

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
Visit [recently changed URL]: <http://synagogeenschede.nl/>


Germanovici, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna, Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany #general

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Litvak Researchers,

If you are searching in the Disna area and are not a member of our Research
Group its worth dropping me a line.

We have discovered new material >from 1819 - 1829 as well as material held in
Polish archives >from 1929-1939.

One new file is being transcribed right now and we have plans to transcribe
more.

Looking forward to hearing >from you,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Disna District Research Group
salinger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Germanovici, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna, Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany #general

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Litvak Researchers,

If you are searching in the Disna area and are not a member of our Research
Group its worth dropping me a line.

We have discovered new material >from 1819 - 1829 as well as material held in
Polish archives >from 1929-1939.

One new file is being transcribed right now and we have plans to transcribe
more.

Looking forward to hearing >from you,

Ralph Salinger
Coordinator Disna District Research Group
salinger@...


(Scotland) BBC Scotland Database on Scottish Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives During WWII #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

To mark the 69th anniversary of VE Day in Europe, BBC Scotland has gathered
data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during
the Second World War. The database provides details on 21,740 Scots killed
between 1939 and 1947. In actuality the number of Scots war dead is much
larger than that. The BBC Scotland searched the database of the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx), but due to
discrepancies in the manner of data collection, not all deceased's next of
kin were contacted for information. You can search the database by putting
terms in the search field such as surname or regiment. You can also order
the question data by clicking on a specific column header. The database is
displayed by county, surname, forename, date of death, age, rank, regiment,
unit, country and cemetery. I did search with "Jewish sounding names" and
did receive "hits" in return. The Scottish deceased World War II dead can
be found worldwide-->from Albania to Zimbabwe. To search the database go to:
http://marcellison.com/bbc/war_dead/war_dead_db/ Access is free and open to
all.

Thank you to Scotland'sPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) for alerting us
to this new online database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Scotland) BBC Scotland Database on Scottish Men and Women Who Lost Their Lives During WWII #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

To mark the 69th anniversary of VE Day in Europe, BBC Scotland has gathered
data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during
the Second World War. The database provides details on 21,740 Scots killed
between 1939 and 1947. In actuality the number of Scots war dead is much
larger than that. The BBC Scotland searched the database of the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx), but due to
discrepancies in the manner of data collection, not all deceased's next of
kin were contacted for information. You can search the database by putting
terms in the search field such as surname or regiment. You can also order
the question data by clicking on a specific column header. The database is
displayed by county, surname, forename, date of death, age, rank, regiment,
unit, country and cemetery. I did search with "Jewish sounding names" and
did receive "hits" in return. The Scottish deceased World War II dead can
be found worldwide-->from Albania to Zimbabwe. To search the database go to:
http://marcellison.com/bbc/war_dead/war_dead_db/ Access is free and open to
all.

Thank you to Scotland'sPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) for alerting us
to this new online database.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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