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Heads up on changes at Brooklyn Surrogate's Court #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Not sure if I am the only one working in the Surrogate's Court Probate
Records in Brooklyn ... but if anyone is trying a few new bits of info
from my visit today.
First they are on overload and short staffed so the supervisor is
enforcing a four file limit or even a limit of three files >from the
basement storage and three >from upstairs which is the more current
files. Historically I could get maybe six files in a day and sometimes
with a little good natured pleading more. (Even today I got them to
bend the rules but I know it even my luck is running out ....)

More importantly they after closing the Archives until January while
the court is in recess. Staff will be on vacation plus they are going
to try to use the time to re-file stacks of cases that have been pulled
but that they did not have time to put back into the archives.

I would say to anyone planning to try and visit any Surrogate's Court
in the next two weeks call before you go to make sure they are
functioning. A lot of the courts are going into recess till January.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Heads up on changes at Brooklyn Surrogate's Court #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Not sure if I am the only one working in the Surrogate's Court Probate
Records in Brooklyn ... but if anyone is trying a few new bits of info
from my visit today.
First they are on overload and short staffed so the supervisor is
enforcing a four file limit or even a limit of three files >from the
basement storage and three >from upstairs which is the more current
files. Historically I could get maybe six files in a day and sometimes
with a little good natured pleading more. (Even today I got them to
bend the rules but I know it even my luck is running out ....)

More importantly they after closing the Archives until January while
the court is in recess. Staff will be on vacation plus they are going
to try to use the time to re-file stacks of cases that have been pulled
but that they did not have time to put back into the archives.

I would say to anyone planning to try and visit any Surrogate's Court
in the next two weeks call before you go to make sure they are
functioning. A lot of the courts are going into recess till January.

Allan Jordan


FamilySearch .org Now Read-Only #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dennis Brimhall, the CEO of FamilySearch announced in the FamilySearch blog
about a lot of changes going on at Family Search. The changes were requested
by Church's First Presidency to provide opportunities to help our patrons
access the greatest number of historical records as easily and as quickly as
possible-and still keep their services available to the public at no cost.
To read Brimhall's post go to:
https://familysearch.org/blog/en/ceo-corner-change-good/?ET_CID=45846451&ET_RID
[or http://tinyurl.com/onu8z49 --Mod.]

One of the changes that many of us who use the resources at FamilySearch
will notice as of December 18 is that FamilySearch.org is now read-only.
This is part of the implementation >from familysearch.org to FamilySearch
Family Tree. Users can still view information on the new.familysearch.org,
but users can no longer edit or change information. It only means that no
changes can be made using the New FamilySearch [NFS] website. The NFS
database will continue to be synchronized with the FamilySearch Family Tree
database. Changes made in Family Tree will be reflected in NFS.

On the FamilySearch Blog
[ https://familysearch.org/blog/en/newfamilysearchorg-read/ ] it gives
several reasons to switch >from new.familysearch.org to FamilySearch Family
Tree. They are:

Correct information about ancestors and relationships.
Find valuable records for any ancestor, right >from the person page.
Adds sources to ancestors with a few simple mouse clicks.
Add photo, documents and stories to ancestors
Print fan charts, pedigrees, and family group records.

When you go to https://familysearch.org/ Click on the blue search button
below the family photo and that changes the portal to the left- the green
button that says search historical records...and search as you have been
doing. If you don't click on the blue "search" button the default is the
fan chart and the green portal button says "get started". You will need to
create a free account- name, email address, password to start. There is a
training video if you want to place your family tree on the website. You
don't have to register to access the search area and see the records. You
are still able to search the historical records and not place your family
tree on the website.

To keep up with familysearch and all the new additions to their records and
other changes you might want to register for their blog-its free:
https://familysearch.org/blog/en/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


LANDER family from Denver CO #general

Sheila Toffell
 

I am trying to find the family of the late Esther (nee Bernstein) Lander and
her late son Neil who lived in Denver. They are buried in the Mount Nebo
Cemetery there. It is possible they were members of the BMH/BJ Congregation.

This family is related to my Maternal Grandfather's Korsunsky / Karsunsky
family. Nachum Bernstein married Dobsche Korsunsky in Stavische Ukraine.
Dobsche was my grandfather's first cousin. Their fathers were brothers. The
couple eventually came to the US. Esther was one of their daughters.

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock, NJ
Formerly of Clapton, E5

searching for: BRIZINOV, KORSUNSKY, LAKUMSKY, ROCHWOLSKY, TOFFEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FamilySearch .org Now Read-Only #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Dennis Brimhall, the CEO of FamilySearch announced in the FamilySearch blog
about a lot of changes going on at Family Search. The changes were requested
by Church's First Presidency to provide opportunities to help our patrons
access the greatest number of historical records as easily and as quickly as
possible-and still keep their services available to the public at no cost.
To read Brimhall's post go to:
https://familysearch.org/blog/en/ceo-corner-change-good/?ET_CID=45846451&ET_RID
[or http://tinyurl.com/onu8z49 --Mod.]

One of the changes that many of us who use the resources at FamilySearch
will notice as of December 18 is that FamilySearch.org is now read-only.
This is part of the implementation >from familysearch.org to FamilySearch
Family Tree. Users can still view information on the new.familysearch.org,
but users can no longer edit or change information. It only means that no
changes can be made using the New FamilySearch [NFS] website. The NFS
database will continue to be synchronized with the FamilySearch Family Tree
database. Changes made in Family Tree will be reflected in NFS.

On the FamilySearch Blog
[ https://familysearch.org/blog/en/newfamilysearchorg-read/ ] it gives
several reasons to switch >from new.familysearch.org to FamilySearch Family
Tree. They are:

Correct information about ancestors and relationships.
Find valuable records for any ancestor, right >from the person page.
Adds sources to ancestors with a few simple mouse clicks.
Add photo, documents and stories to ancestors
Print fan charts, pedigrees, and family group records.

When you go to https://familysearch.org/ Click on the blue search button
below the family photo and that changes the portal to the left- the green
button that says search historical records...and search as you have been
doing. If you don't click on the blue "search" button the default is the
fan chart and the green portal button says "get started". You will need to
create a free account- name, email address, password to start. There is a
training video if you want to place your family tree on the website. You
don't have to register to access the search area and see the records. You
are still able to search the historical records and not place your family
tree on the website.

To keep up with familysearch and all the new additions to their records and
other changes you might want to register for their blog-its free:
https://familysearch.org/blog/en/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen LANDER family from Denver CO #general

Sheila Toffell
 

I am trying to find the family of the late Esther (nee Bernstein) Lander and
her late son Neil who lived in Denver. They are buried in the Mount Nebo
Cemetery there. It is possible they were members of the BMH/BJ Congregation.

This family is related to my Maternal Grandfather's Korsunsky / Karsunsky
family. Nachum Bernstein married Dobsche Korsunsky in Stavische Ukraine.
Dobsche was my grandfather's first cousin. Their fathers were brothers. The
couple eventually came to the US. Esther was one of their daughters.

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock, NJ
Formerly of Clapton, E5

searching for: BRIZINOV, KORSUNSKY, LAKUMSKY, ROCHWOLSKY, TOFFEL


Re: Guide for Warsaw #general

Barbara Algaze
 

Many thanks to Phyllis Kramer for pointing out the Jewish Gen infofile for
researchers. I apologize that I did not check that before posting my
message. In any case, I did receive over 15 responses >from my posting,
giving me the name and contact information of tour guides, tour companies
and/or researchers in Eastern Europe. JewishGen members are indeed
wonderful !!!

If anyone is interested, you can contact me and I will share the information
I received privately.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze3@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Guide for Warsaw #general

Barbara Algaze
 

Many thanks to Phyllis Kramer for pointing out the Jewish Gen infofile for
researchers. I apologize that I did not check that before posting my
message. In any case, I did receive over 15 responses >from my posting,
giving me the name and contact information of tour guides, tour companies
and/or researchers in Eastern Europe. JewishGen members are indeed
wonderful !!!

If anyone is interested, you can contact me and I will share the information
I received privately.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze3@...


Julius TRIPP, Poltava-->Chicago area #general

Jeff Tripp <jefftripp01966@...>
 

I know who my paternal great grandfather was, one Julius TRIPP,
of Sterling, IL, Chicago IL, and Elkhart IN. Tripp is a taken name,
apparently >from the get-go of his arrival here in 1883 >from Poltava.

The testimony of his 3rd wife at the probate of his estate reveals
he had a 1st wife, unknown, before he married his second wife, step-
mother to my grandfather, Antonio (Anthony Wayne) Tripp, in 1894.
Antonio was born, many sources including his gravestone in Waldheim
testify, in 1891.

I have my great grandfather's 2nd marriage certificate and the birth
certificate of my step great grandmother's 1st birthed child. These
documents make a case for our name being Trepolsky, or, less likely
but it was all transliteration anyway, Tripolsky. Julius's father's
given name, in the only recorded reference I have been able to find,
was Abraham. But, alas, who *wasn't* named Abraham back then? I have
been unable to find any immigration or naturalization records or
ships's manifests bearing on this.

How can I get Jeff Tripp any further with this? Any thoughts? Thanks
for your time.

Jeff Tripp


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Julius TRIPP, Poltava-->Chicago area #general

Jeff Tripp <jefftripp01966@...>
 

I know who my paternal great grandfather was, one Julius TRIPP,
of Sterling, IL, Chicago IL, and Elkhart IN. Tripp is a taken name,
apparently >from the get-go of his arrival here in 1883 >from Poltava.

The testimony of his 3rd wife at the probate of his estate reveals
he had a 1st wife, unknown, before he married his second wife, step-
mother to my grandfather, Antonio (Anthony Wayne) Tripp, in 1894.
Antonio was born, many sources including his gravestone in Waldheim
testify, in 1891.

I have my great grandfather's 2nd marriage certificate and the birth
certificate of my step great grandmother's 1st birthed child. These
documents make a case for our name being Trepolsky, or, less likely
but it was all transliteration anyway, Tripolsky. Julius's father's
given name, in the only recorded reference I have been able to find,
was Abraham. But, alas, who *wasn't* named Abraham back then? I have
been unable to find any immigration or naturalization records or
ships's manifests bearing on this.

How can I get Jeff Tripp any further with this? Any thoughts? Thanks
for your time.

Jeff Tripp


Looking to contact Irene KHAIT OLSON from Chicago #general

Sandra B Landers
 

Dear Genners,
I am trying to reconnect with my cousin Irene KHAIT OLSON now
SHANOV, I believe, who lives in either Skokie or Chicago, Illinois.
We have the same Great-grandfather, Aaron KHAIT but have different
great-grandmothers. We did share some family information several
years ago. I have attempted to contact her several times but to no
avail. I'm hoping that someone reading this posting knows her and
can let her know that I would like to contact her. I have more
information that I would like to share with her. Her email address
that I had is no longer viable. I would really like to speak with
her.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Best wishes,
Sandy SHECHTMAN LANDERS
Tamarac, FL

Searching : KHAIT / KYTE / TAYLOR Lithuania, Leeds, England, Glasgow,
Scotland, SHECHTMAN / SCHECHTMAN / SHEKHTMAN Minsk, Belarus,
MOSKOWITZ Ruzhany, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking to contact Irene KHAIT OLSON from Chicago #general

Sandra B Landers
 

Dear Genners,
I am trying to reconnect with my cousin Irene KHAIT OLSON now
SHANOV, I believe, who lives in either Skokie or Chicago, Illinois.
We have the same Great-grandfather, Aaron KHAIT but have different
great-grandmothers. We did share some family information several
years ago. I have attempted to contact her several times but to no
avail. I'm hoping that someone reading this posting knows her and
can let her know that I would like to contact her. I have more
information that I would like to share with her. Her email address
that I had is no longer viable. I would really like to speak with
her.

Thank you in advance for your help.
Best wishes,
Sandy SHECHTMAN LANDERS
Tamarac, FL

Searching : KHAIT / KYTE / TAYLOR Lithuania, Leeds, England, Glasgow,
Scotland, SHECHTMAN / SCHECHTMAN / SHEKHTMAN Minsk, Belarus,
MOSKOWITZ Ruzhany, Belarus


Re: searching for ROTH #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Michael Waas asked about a manifest >from Iasi to NYC..." in 1898, they
listed an M. Roth "Son-in-law" as their contact in NYC and he was
living at 1852 2nd Str. I am at a total loss as to how to proceed and
find him.If anyone has any ideas or who might be connected to this
family,please contact me."

first michael...i would try the 1900 census for the daughter, if you
know the given names of the daughter, since you suspect she married
ROTH, and you know she was born in romania.
Second, if you suspect she might have married in NYC, try
italiangen.org's bride index for the few years before 1898.
Third, since roth is such a common name, i tried the search by address.
Here's what i did:
1. Went to google.maps.com for the location and found that 1852 Second
Ave was between 95/96th streets.
2. Went to stevemorse.org and looked for the 1900 census ED for that
address (found EDs 880/881)
3. Went to ancestry.com to browse the census EDs: clicked on search>
federal census>1900 census>browse EDs.
4. I found the address on page 58 of ED 880, but there were only
german and irish immigrants listed, no Roths, no romanians. I suspect
the address you have is incorrect.
Good luck with your research
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: searching for ROTH #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Michael Waas asked about a manifest >from Iasi to NYC..." in 1898, they
listed an M. Roth "Son-in-law" as their contact in NYC and he was
living at 1852 2nd Str. I am at a total loss as to how to proceed and
find him.If anyone has any ideas or who might be connected to this
family,please contact me."

first michael...i would try the 1900 census for the daughter, if you
know the given names of the daughter, since you suspect she married
ROTH, and you know she was born in romania.
Second, if you suspect she might have married in NYC, try
italiangen.org's bride index for the few years before 1898.
Third, since roth is such a common name, i tried the search by address.
Here's what i did:
1. Went to google.maps.com for the location and found that 1852 Second
Ave was between 95/96th streets.
2. Went to stevemorse.org and looked for the 1900 census ED for that
address (found EDs 880/881)
3. Went to ancestry.com to browse the census EDs: clicked on search>
federal census>1900 census>browse EDs.
4. I found the address on page 58 of ED 880, but there were only
german and irish immigrants listed, no Roths, no romanians. I suspect
the address you have is incorrect.
Good luck with your research
Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Czarist Russia Assignment of Social Class and Town of Origin #general

Stephen Denker
 

Official Estonian birth records for my grandfather's siblings state that
their father, Moshe Shavelev Binman, was a meshanin of Koshansk (a person of
the petit-bourgeoisie social class of town citizens). When was Moshe
Shavelev likely to be registered as a meshanin of Koshansk? I want to use
this information to search either vital records for Koshansk or relevant
period history.

As I understand the registration process, in Czarist Russia everyone was
registered in particular town and belonged to it. They were supposed to get
permission to move to another town, but many did not. The title meshanin was
hereditary, thus all children and grandchildren, even if born in another
place, were meshanin of the registered town.

Are there any articles or books I should read?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Dr. Stephen Denker
Boston, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Czarist Russia Assignment of Social Class and Town of Origin #general

Stephen Denker
 

Official Estonian birth records for my grandfather's siblings state that
their father, Moshe Shavelev Binman, was a meshanin of Koshansk (a person of
the petit-bourgeoisie social class of town citizens). When was Moshe
Shavelev likely to be registered as a meshanin of Koshansk? I want to use
this information to search either vital records for Koshansk or relevant
period history.

As I understand the registration process, in Czarist Russia everyone was
registered in particular town and belonged to it. They were supposed to get
permission to move to another town, but many did not. The title meshanin was
hereditary, thus all children and grandchildren, even if born in another
place, were meshanin of the registered town.

Are there any articles or books I should read?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Dr. Stephen Denker
Boston, MA


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Viewmate translation #ukraine

Charna&Bob Duchanov
 

I've posted a birth record in German for which I need a direct translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30427

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30428

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Charna Edelson Duchanov


Viewmate translation #ukraine

Charna&Bob Duchanov
 

I've posted a birth record in German for which I need a direct translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30427

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30428

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Charna Edelson Duchanov


Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

Deborah Scheimer
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted a marriage record (top half & bottom half) in Russian for
which I need a loose translation. I'm interested in the usual
information (names, dates, places) as well as the witnesses.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

Top half:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30410
Bottom half:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30411

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
directly to me.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

- Deb Scheimer, Pittsburgh, PA

Seeking: GUNDERSHEIMER, BAER, PERVIN, RUDICK, MELMAN, WATZMAN,
ISENBERG / AJZENBERG, SUFRIN, SEGALL, STOLER, JACOBSON, their
descendents all ending up in Pittsburgh, PA to make our wonderful
family.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Translation Request - Russian #general

Deborah Scheimer
 

Dear Genners,

I've posted a marriage record (top half & bottom half) in Russian for
which I need a loose translation. I'm interested in the usual
information (names, dates, places) as well as the witnesses.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:

Top half:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30410
Bottom half:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM30411

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application or
directly to me.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

- Deb Scheimer, Pittsburgh, PA

Seeking: GUNDERSHEIMER, BAER, PERVIN, RUDICK, MELMAN, WATZMAN,
ISENBERG / AJZENBERG, SUFRIN, SEGALL, STOLER, JACOBSON, their
descendents all ending up in Pittsburgh, PA to make our wonderful
family.

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