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Re: Rubbing and take pictures at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY #photographs

Joel weiner
 

Rubbings should not be done under any circumstance, as it will worsen the condition of an already worn stone. Photographs, with proper auxiliary lighting, or wetting of the stone to improve contrast, are best bet.

Joel Weiner


Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa

Michele Lock
 

Since you don't know what first name he traveled under, you could search with that field blank. As for the surnames, you could try G?l*nski and G?l*nsky, which should pick up most spelling variations. You'll get a lot of hits, but it's easy to scroll through pretty quickly. For variations on Kramer, you could try Kram*

I've stopped searching by exact date from naturalization documents for ship manifests - too many times the date is off, or the year is off, or even the ship name is off. I only search on the year of arrival, plus/minus two or three years. 

I spent months looking for my grandmother Zivia Kalon's ship manifest. She was mix-indexed as the male Zvi Kalon on Ancestry, and mis-indexed as Iwie Kalon on Familysearch. On her naturalization papers, she had the correct ship (as it turns out, the Kroonland), but the wrong month. If I had just searched for Kalon, no first name, and just 1913 +/- 2 years, I would have found her quickly. She is also the reason why I don't specify gender anymore.
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa

wiscofox@...
 

Barbara, thank you for your reply. It is certainly possible that he stated the wrong ship or sailing date, however all of the facts hang together (that ship did leave from the stated port and arrived on the stated date), which leads me to think there is a good chance it is correct, unless he completely forgot all the particulars and just copied them from another person (which certainly could be the case). I have extensively searched for him without the ship name. There are many Harry Kramers, but none of them appear to be the right person. I have also searched under Yitzchak and derivatives. Thank you for taking the time to help. I appreciate it. Mark

Mark Kramer
Milwaukee


Re: Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa

Michele Lock
 

From the above marriage record, Lazer fits with the father's name Eliezer on the gravestone of Jennie.

As for locating the sister Eve - I've usually tried two approaches when I don't know the married name for a sister, or where she ended up living. The first is finding an obituary for Jennie or for her sister Esther Simon. Those obituaries would include the married sister's name, if she was still living. Even if the sister is mentioned under her husband's name and city (for example, Mrs I. Katz of Philadelphia), that still considerably narrows things down. 

The second is to check out Ancestry.com family trees, to see who includes either Jennie or Esther. The good thing about Ancestry trees is that women are entered with their original surname, not by married surname. Someone out there may know that their great grandmother Eve Resnik had sisters named Jennie and Esther, and so you can find Eve that way.

On her way here to the US, Eve may also have traveled here under the first name Chava.
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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa

wiscofox@...
 

Johanna, thank you your response. I had not thought of contacting the court where the Declaration was filed to see if they have any reference to the petition. I will try that. I unfortunately cannot find him in the 1925 census, despite extensive searching including page by page reviews of the general area in Brooklyn where he was living to see in case his name was poorly indexed. He does appear in the 1930 census, but his immigration date is incorrectly stated as being the same as his parents and siblings, who arrived about 10 years later (they just listed the whole family with the same date). I will follow-up with the court. Thank you again. Mark

Mark Kramer
Milwuakee


Re: Help reading a gravestone #translation

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Hi David,

The pairing of names as in Yechiel Michel happens a lot.  It is almost like Dov Ber, or Aryeh Leib.

Unfortunately, some people misinterpret the Michel part, that is sort of a nickname for the Yechiel, and think that the person's name was Michael.  They are NOT equivalent.

Best,
--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLÜCKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.
GOLDBERG, TARNOWSKI in Chmielnik and KHANISHKEVITCH in Kielce, Poland


Re: Identify a memento related to the Makkabi games of 1932 #austria-czech

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Hi Michael Gordy,

We cross paths again!

Please contact Miki Liptak (vivit@...) in Kezmarok, Slovakia.

I cannot seem to find my photos, but I seem to recall that in their museum, where they have a section for the Jews who once lived there, there were some pieces related to the Makkabi Games.   Tell him I told you to contact him!

Best,
--
Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@...
Beverly Hills, CA
 
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLÜCKSMAN, STOTTER in various parts of Galicia, Poland
(Nowy Targ, Nowy Sanz, Wachsmund, Dembno, Lapuszna, Krakow, Ochotnica) who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby towns in northern Slovakia and Czech Republic (i.e., those who lived/had businesses in Moravska Ostrava);
GOLDSTEIN in Sena or Szina, Szkaros and Kosice, Slovakia; Tolcsva and Tokaj, Hungary.
GOLDBERG, TARNOWSKI in Chmielnik and KHANISHKEVITCH in Kielce, Poland


Re: Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Robin,

It looks like Jennie Resnik & Pincus Zavelowitz married in NYC in 1913.   Her birthplace Wilna, Russia (Vilna.)  Today Vilnius, Lithuania.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:243P-27K
Name: Pincus Zavelowitz
Sex: Male
Age: 27
Birth Year (Estimated): 1886
Birthplace: Beveza, Russia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Father's Name: Morris
Mother's Name: Bluma Vekeler
Spouse's Name: Jennie Resnik
Spouse's Sex: Female
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Spouse's Birthplace: Wilna, Russia
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Father's Name: Lazer
Spouse's Mother's Name: Yetta Pelchorowitz
Marriage Date: 08 Feb 1913
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Marriage Place (Original): Manhattan, New York, New York

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

 


Russian/ Hebrew translation #translation

A Stone
 

I would greatly appreciate a translation for this viewmate.

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94141

Record 18

Thank you,

April Stone


Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #records #ukraine #usa

Lee Jaffe
 

There must be dozens if not hundreds of reasons you can't find a passenger record.  I've learned the hard way how tricky passenger records can be. 
My maternal great-grandmother Dora Zarov sailed with 2 children at the end of 1904. The handwritten entry for the family surname reads Barow. It was corrected in another hand with a Z overwriting the B. But modern transcribers recorded her name as Iora Barow, ensuring that no amount of clever searching, sound-like, etc., for either name would locate her record. I lucked out only because there was another Zarov family on the same ship and their entry is written and transcribed correctly, appearing just below Dora's. 
In a different twist, paternal great-grandfather Mendel Sztejnsapir traveled under a different name. His naturalization petition included the wrong date and name of the ship. A friend found the record by sifting through thousands of lines of manifest records looking for single  males in Mendel's age range. M. Sapier?  Bingo. 
I chalk up my many remaining brick walls, records I'm sure must be there but I haven't located, to similar glitches. Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes it's a matter of dogged persistence.  Sometimes luck or persistence is not enough to overcome some brick walls.
--

Lee David Jaffe

Surnames / Towns:  Jaffe / Suchowola, Poland ; Stein (Sztejnsapir) / Bialystok and Rajgrod, Poland ; Joroff (Jaroff, Zarov) / Chernigov, Ukraine ; Schwartz (Schwarzman?, Schwarzstein?) / ? ;  Koshkin / Snovsk, Ukraine ; Rappoport / ? ; Braun / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland,  Ludwinowski / Wizajny, Suwalki, Poland

 


Re: NYC Directories of Funeral Homes in the 1920's #general #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Gary,

Further info:

The address may be 228 Lenox.  That address was a funeral parlor.

Meyers & Co.
Herman E. Meyers
Chas. Rosenthal
undertakers
228 Lenox Ave.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Re: NYC Directories of Funeral Homes in the 1920's #general #usa

Sherri Bobish
 

Gary,

The name looks like WODISKI to me.  I searched Ancestry's NYC directory database for 1922 by using a soundex search.  I found this:

Name:  Morris Wodiska
Residence Year:  1922
Street Address:  2073 Th Av
Residence Place:  New York, New York, USA
Occupation:  Undertkrs
Publication Title:  New York, New York, City Directory, 1922

The address is different, but he could have moved, or merged his business with another.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish


Re: Looking for info on great-grandmother's brothers - Resnick #usa

michele.akerberg@...
 

Bonjour Monsieur, j'ai de la famille RESNICK originaire de Biélorussie. Aria RESNICK est né en 1885, sa petite enfance se passe entre LUMINETZ et STOBUKVA en "petite russie". Il a émigré en France et à fait la guerre de 1914/1918 où il a perdu une jambe. Il s'est marié avec Anna Bella née KLEIDMAN qui a été déportée pendant la guerre 1939/1945. Pensez-vous qu'il s'agisse de votre famille ?
Cordialement
Michèle akerberg
michele.akerberg@...


Rubbing and take pictures at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY #photographs

Sharon Ann Dror
 

I contacted Washington Cemetery in NY. They are not offering to do any photo requests due to COVID. They said to call back in about 3-6 months. 8:30am - 3:30pm. People can go there themselves and take pictures...
 
I am wondering if you personally know someone that would be willing to go to this cemetery and take a picture. I believe they will need to do a rubbing job to get a clearer picture as it is hard to read the letters right now.
 
Annie (Nechama bat Eliezer) Smith Blumberg
Cemetery #2, Post 222, Row 2, Grave #1
Died July 18, 1900
 
Washington Cemetery
5400 Bay Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11230
 
Please let me know.

Sharon Ann Dror
SharonAnnDror@...
 


Hungary Town Name Question for William Farkas (Fergus) Gottlieb married to Mollie (Minnie?) Einhorn #records #usa #hungary

finejeffy@...
 

Can anyone clarify the town name in this naturalization document and maybe if it currently exists. Maybe this is the matching person referenced via LDS. Seems like Farkas(h) maybe got transformed to Fergus.

Thanks,
--
Jeff Fine
Montclair, NJ, USA
finejeffy@...
Family names/towns
(Shecter, Eisenberg) - Sekuran, Bessarabia 
(Ekelchik, Sussman) - Igumen, Minsk, Belarus 
(Fine, Z(w)erlin) - Minsk(?) 
(Hassenfeld, Laufer, Reich, Ölbaum) - Ulanow, Poland
Chertoff
Einhorn - Hungary
Gottlieb - Hungary


Re: NYC Directories of Funeral Homes in the 1920's #general #usa

dasw5@...
 

Try Washington Cemetery - they might have the record of the Funeral Home 
Can also try YIVO



Dassy Wilen


Re: Headstone translation needed #translation

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Stolen from a Jewishgen reply from 10 years ago:

Genendel is a variation of the Old High German word Genana, which means
grandmother or old woman. It is an amuletic name which means it is given
for good luck, as in "may this child live for many years."

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, Michigan USA
HIRSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Skwarzawa, Jaryczow
Nowy, Glinyany, Sielec Bienkow-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk-BELARUS

david Dubin
Teaneck, NJ


Re: Transcribing German Gothic #translation

fredelfruhman
 

You do not mention how long your document is.  If it is only two or three pages, you can post them on ViewMate (each page as a separate post), under "German-translation", and mention in your comments that you would also like a transcription.
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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


Dobrzyn nad Wisla, translation of article from Yizkor book now online #yizkorbooks #general #poland

relly800@...
 

For those interested in Dobrzyn nad Wisla, I translated an article about the village from the Wloclawek Yizkor book, which is now available online: https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Wloclawek1/wloh817.html

Relly Coleman


Help with subject of the second half of the article #translation #yiddish

Aline Petzold
 

This is the second half of a newspaper article that was saved by my grandmother.   I hope someone can tell me what it is about and why it was saved.It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM94093
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Aline S. Petzold
St. Paul MN USA

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