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Need help finding blank forms for Canadian border crossings into USA 1940 #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

Friends

Can anyone tell me where I can download blank forms used by emigration
officials when a person entered USA(Buffalo) >from Canada in 1940.

I found some very exciting family documents but have difficulty
reading the headings, the pixillation is bad if I enlarge. The
handwriting itself not easy, but if I knew the headings on the form I
could make intelligent:-)) guesses. The forms seem very rich in
information and open up a whole new perspective in the history of that
family branch.

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help finding blank forms for Canadian border crossings into USA 1940 #general

Kirsten Gradel <kirsten.gradel@...>
 

Friends

Can anyone tell me where I can download blank forms used by emigration
officials when a person entered USA(Buffalo) >from Canada in 1940.

I found some very exciting family documents but have difficulty
reading the headings, the pixillation is bad if I enlarge. The
handwriting itself not easy, but if I knew the headings on the form I
could make intelligent:-)) guesses. The forms seem very rich in
information and open up a whole new perspective in the history of that
family branch.

Thanks

Kirsten Gradel
Denmark


Thanks re: Dr MOSBACH #general

Dick Plotz
 

I'd like to thank Yetta, Leonard, Renee, and especially Anita for
helping us solve this problem, or at least get our cousin in touch
with the Mosbach family. This has turned out to be one of those
wonderful coincidences that we live for as genealogists, so here is
a brief summary.

The original query came >from my wife's cousin Susan in Israel, a 3rd
cousin on her father's side. She had a letter >from a Dr Mosbach about
survivors >from Stettin that she had found in her father's papers. He
was not identified further, but Susan had googled Mosbach and Stettin
and found references to a Dr Erich Mosbach, who she thought was a
dentist. At that point I wrote the query that was posted on Tuesday.

Renee sent a lot more material, including the NY Times obituary of a
Dr Erich Mosbach, a neuropsychiatrist in Delaware; an obituary of
Ernest Lion, whom I had mentioned in my post and whose wife was a
cousin of Dr Mosbach; and the address and phone number of Ernest
Lion's son. We still had references to Erich Mosbach as a dentist,
and wondered whether there were two different Erich Mosbachs.

Then last night came the bolt >from the blue. My wife's 7th cousin
Anita -- on her *mother's* side -- who I'd last been in touch with
years ago wrote to say that she had just subscribed to GerSIG a few
days before, and was surprised to find a post >from a cousin she had
been in touch with...inquiring about her grandfather!

I obviously hadn't looked at that part of our family tree for some
time, because sure enough, there's Anita's mother with the maiden name
Mosbach! Now Susan and Anita are in touch, and meanwhile Susan has
made contact with Ernest Lion's son; Anita is pleased because she's
been wondering if any other Mosbachs were still alive.

And, still feeling warm and fuzzy, I have just made a contribution to
the JewishGen General Fund with thanks for making it possible for all
this to happen.

Dick Plotz Providence RI USA Dick@Plotz.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thanks re: Dr MOSBACH #general

Dick Plotz
 

I'd like to thank Yetta, Leonard, Renee, and especially Anita for
helping us solve this problem, or at least get our cousin in touch
with the Mosbach family. This has turned out to be one of those
wonderful coincidences that we live for as genealogists, so here is
a brief summary.

The original query came >from my wife's cousin Susan in Israel, a 3rd
cousin on her father's side. She had a letter >from a Dr Mosbach about
survivors >from Stettin that she had found in her father's papers. He
was not identified further, but Susan had googled Mosbach and Stettin
and found references to a Dr Erich Mosbach, who she thought was a
dentist. At that point I wrote the query that was posted on Tuesday.

Renee sent a lot more material, including the NY Times obituary of a
Dr Erich Mosbach, a neuropsychiatrist in Delaware; an obituary of
Ernest Lion, whom I had mentioned in my post and whose wife was a
cousin of Dr Mosbach; and the address and phone number of Ernest
Lion's son. We still had references to Erich Mosbach as a dentist,
and wondered whether there were two different Erich Mosbachs.

Then last night came the bolt >from the blue. My wife's 7th cousin
Anita -- on her *mother's* side -- who I'd last been in touch with
years ago wrote to say that she had just subscribed to GerSIG a few
days before, and was surprised to find a post >from a cousin she had
been in touch with...inquiring about her grandfather!

I obviously hadn't looked at that part of our family tree for some
time, because sure enough, there's Anita's mother with the maiden name
Mosbach! Now Susan and Anita are in touch, and meanwhile Susan has
made contact with Ernest Lion's son; Anita is pleased because she's
been wondering if any other Mosbachs were still alive.

And, still feeling warm and fuzzy, I have just made a contribution to
the JewishGen General Fund with thanks for making it possible for all
this to happen.

Dick Plotz Providence RI USA Dick@Plotz.com


Magen Avraham #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know of a study of the descendants of the Magen Avraham?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Magen Avraham #general

Israel P
 

Does anyone know of a study of the descendants of the Magen Avraham?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Re: records of marriages in South Africa #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

Adrian Freedman wrote:
does anyone know how to get
records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?>[...]
It might be worth checking the indexes of the National Archives of
South Africa for records - maybe they don't have synagogue records,
but they may have "matching" civil records.
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl

http://southafricanfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2006/08/22/birth-marriage-and-death-records/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ygvv6mngives -- MOD] advice as well.

The Latter-Day Saints have microfilms of Johannesburg records of civil
marriages for 1861-1903, estate papers 1886-1900, and some Jewish
burial registers, 1877-1930
http://www.familysearch.org/ and look in
Library | Library Catalog

Cecilia Nyleve


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: records of marriages in South Africa #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 

Adrian Freedman wrote:
does anyone know how to get
records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?>[...]
It might be worth checking the indexes of the National Archives of
South Africa for records - maybe they don't have synagogue records,
but they may have "matching" civil records.
http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300dl

http://southafricanfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2006/08/22/birth-marriage-and-death-records/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ygvv6mngives -- MOD] advice as well.

The Latter-Day Saints have microfilms of Johannesburg records of civil
marriages for 1861-1903, estate papers 1886-1900, and some Jewish
burial registers, 1877-1930
http://www.familysearch.org/ and look in
Library | Library Catalog

Cecilia Nyleve


Zubow #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alex Sharon says that there is only one Zubow, but, according to
an Austrian-government document in 1877, there were two. In
1877, along with the regulations governing the 1875 law which
authorized the Judische Kultus Gemeinde (i.e., kehilla) to register
vital events, the government published a list of all of the
Gemeinde districts. Within each district, there was a breakdown
of subdistricts and the towns, villages and dorfs within each
district and subdistrict.

A now deceased member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of
Greater Washington and a passionate Galitzianer, found the
regulations and the district/town list in a small, crumbling
volume at the Library of Congress in the Legal Division. It was
too fragile to photocopy and, so, the Library of Congress
microfilmed it and gave me a copy. The Mormons added this
film to their collection. But, in that form, it was tortuous to
use. The typescript was, of course, in Old German, there was
no index, and the lists of towns were not always in alphabetical
order. When I purchased my first computer, I loaded it with
primitive database software and proceeded to create a database.
When I published my first book through Avotaynu, Gary Mokotoff
put the database into his mainframe computer and added it to
the book.

My current book also includes the list. At a glance, one can easily
find the town and its main and subdistrict. Why is this important?
Because birth, marriage and death records were collected and
maintained by the Jewish registrar in the subdistrict. With minor
changes in the 20th century, this was the method for keeping
records even under Poland after WWI. In a number of instances,
there were multiple towns of the same name.

And this is how I know that there were two towns named Zubow.

Suzan Wynne


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Zubow #galicia

Suzan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

Alex Sharon says that there is only one Zubow, but, according to
an Austrian-government document in 1877, there were two. In
1877, along with the regulations governing the 1875 law which
authorized the Judische Kultus Gemeinde (i.e., kehilla) to register
vital events, the government published a list of all of the
Gemeinde districts. Within each district, there was a breakdown
of subdistricts and the towns, villages and dorfs within each
district and subdistrict.

A now deceased member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of
Greater Washington and a passionate Galitzianer, found the
regulations and the district/town list in a small, crumbling
volume at the Library of Congress in the Legal Division. It was
too fragile to photocopy and, so, the Library of Congress
microfilmed it and gave me a copy. The Mormons added this
film to their collection. But, in that form, it was tortuous to
use. The typescript was, of course, in Old German, there was
no index, and the lists of towns were not always in alphabetical
order. When I purchased my first computer, I loaded it with
primitive database software and proceeded to create a database.
When I published my first book through Avotaynu, Gary Mokotoff
put the database into his mainframe computer and added it to
the book.

My current book also includes the list. At a glance, one can easily
find the town and its main and subdistrict. Why is this important?
Because birth, marriage and death records were collected and
maintained by the Jewish registrar in the subdistrict. With minor
changes in the 20th century, this was the method for keeping
records even under Poland after WWI. In a number of instances,
there were multiple towns of the same name.

And this is how I know that there were two towns named Zubow.

Suzan Wynne


Solomon COHEN in Leeds, UK #unitedkingdom

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,


I am looking for info about Solomon COHEN >from Leeds, UK. He was born abt. 1926
- dont know where. His father was Jack COHEN and his mother Fanny. He was
married to Rose B. SHANK. Although they married in 1946 in Leeds (registary
office), it would appear (according to the copy) that they may have only
registered the marriage in 1949 because on the certificate it says "Pursuant to
the marriage act 1949". This may coincide with when they divorced.

COHEN (according to the marriage certificate was 20 in 1946) and was living at
the time of marriage in 53 Mexborough Drive, Leeds 7 and the bride Rose (who was
22) lived at 313 Harehills Lane, Leeds 9.

Their mariage in the Registrar's office was witnessed by Lena SHANK and Fanny
COHEN - the mothers' of the couple.

The couple had one child who was born Oct 1947.

I have tried doing a search also on the JewishGen but cant find any info.

What Im trying to find is:
Is Solomon still alive?
Does he have any siblings?
Did he remarry - he was married to Rose for a short period of time.
Did he have more children?

Cohen is such a difficult surname ............... :-(

If anyone would like to see a copy of the marriage certificate, I can send it
privately.

Thanks in advance
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Solomon COHEN in Leeds, UK #unitedkingdom

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,


I am looking for info about Solomon COHEN >from Leeds, UK. He was born abt. 1926
- dont know where. His father was Jack COHEN and his mother Fanny. He was
married to Rose B. SHANK. Although they married in 1946 in Leeds (registary
office), it would appear (according to the copy) that they may have only
registered the marriage in 1949 because on the certificate it says "Pursuant to
the marriage act 1949". This may coincide with when they divorced.

COHEN (according to the marriage certificate was 20 in 1946) and was living at
the time of marriage in 53 Mexborough Drive, Leeds 7 and the bride Rose (who was
22) lived at 313 Harehills Lane, Leeds 9.

Their mariage in the Registrar's office was witnessed by Lena SHANK and Fanny
COHEN - the mothers' of the couple.

The couple had one child who was born Oct 1947.

I have tried doing a search also on the JewishGen but cant find any info.

What Im trying to find is:
Is Solomon still alive?
Does he have any siblings?
Did he remarry - he was married to Rose for a short period of time.
Did he have more children?

Cohen is such a difficult surname ............... :-(

If anyone would like to see a copy of the marriage certificate, I can send it
privately.

Thanks in advance
Angie Elfassi
Israel

Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Tracking Jacob Sobiloff #ukraine

m.solman@...
 

Shalom,

My great-great grandfather Jacob Sobiloff (Sobelefski) immigrated >from
Elizabethgrad with his second wife and two children to Montreal in
1891. I'm related to him through a son >from his first marriage.

Montreal had a Jewish population of not more than 3,000 or so at the
time, which was very unsatisfactory to Jacob as a Kohen, and maybe a
rabbi.

New anecdotal evidence indicates he left his family behind in the late
1890s to return to Russia and was never heard >from again. Either he
was killed somehow before he could return OR he really did intend to
abandon them OR he moved to somewhere else in North America which a
much larger establish Jewish community and began a second family
(actually third).

So if you would like to help me explore possible skeletons in the
closet, would anyone happen to have in their family line a Jacob
Sobiloff/Sobeloff/Sobelefski and maybe shortened to Sobel, born in the
1840s who was a Kohen, large impressive beard. I have two pictures of
him, actually.

Mel Solman
Toronto

Researching:
Sobiloff/Sobelefsky -- Elizavetgrad/Zlatopol
Goldenberg/Goldberg -- Maletz, Belarus
Zatkovetsky--Elizavetgrad


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Tracking Jacob Sobiloff #ukraine

m.solman@...
 

Shalom,

My great-great grandfather Jacob Sobiloff (Sobelefski) immigrated >from
Elizabethgrad with his second wife and two children to Montreal in
1891. I'm related to him through a son >from his first marriage.

Montreal had a Jewish population of not more than 3,000 or so at the
time, which was very unsatisfactory to Jacob as a Kohen, and maybe a
rabbi.

New anecdotal evidence indicates he left his family behind in the late
1890s to return to Russia and was never heard >from again. Either he
was killed somehow before he could return OR he really did intend to
abandon them OR he moved to somewhere else in North America which a
much larger establish Jewish community and began a second family
(actually third).

So if you would like to help me explore possible skeletons in the
closet, would anyone happen to have in their family line a Jacob
Sobiloff/Sobeloff/Sobelefski and maybe shortened to Sobel, born in the
1840s who was a Kohen, large impressive beard. I have two pictures of
him, actually.

Mel Solman
Toronto

Researching:
Sobiloff/Sobelefsky -- Elizavetgrad/Zlatopol
Goldenberg/Goldberg -- Maletz, Belarus
Zatkovetsky--Elizavetgrad


Re: Jewish BMD registers in Berlin 1812-1938 #germany

Nicole Heymans <Nicole.Heymans@...>
 

Many thanks for this info!!

There seems to be a large gap in deaths between 1847 and 1885. Does
anyone know where the intervening data may be held?

Nicole Heymans, Brussels area, Belgium

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca> wrote:

The Berlin State Archives (Landesarchiv Berlin) holds copies of Jewish
BMD records for the years 1812-1938 based on microfilms made by the
Gestapo during the war. Other holdings include grave lists for the
Schoenhauser Allee cemetery, lists of seats in the New Synagogue and
lists of orphans in the care of the Orphans Commission of the Jewish
Congregation. A database exists that contains part of the data.


German SIG #Germany Re: Jewish BMD registers in Berlin 1812-1938 #germany

Nicole Heymans <Nicole.Heymans@...>
 

Many thanks for this info!!

There seems to be a large gap in deaths between 1847 and 1885. Does
anyone know where the intervening data may be held?

Nicole Heymans, Brussels area, Belgium

Andreas Schwab <andreas.schwab@mcgill.ca> wrote:

The Berlin State Archives (Landesarchiv Berlin) holds copies of Jewish
BMD records for the years 1812-1938 based on microfilms made by the
Gestapo during the war. Other holdings include grave lists for the
Schoenhauser Allee cemetery, lists of seats in the New Synagogue and
lists of orphans in the care of the Orphans Commission of the Jewish
Congregation. A database exists that contains part of the data.


information synagogue registers #southafrica

Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Genners
does anyone know how to get records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?
the synagogues where our parents and grandparents were married are
most likely closed by now as the Jews have migrated.
I am thinking in particular of Fordsburg Jeppe and Kensington Synagogues.
I would appreciate suggestions.
Adrian Freedman


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica information synagogue registers #southafrica

Adrian Freedman
 

Dear Genners
does anyone know how to get records of marriages >from synagogues in
Johannesburg south africa?
the synagogues where our parents and grandparents were married are
most likely closed by now as the Jews have migrated.
I am thinking in particular of Fordsburg Jeppe and Kensington Synagogues.
I would appreciate suggestions.
Adrian Freedman


answer to my question about dates stamped on a manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

I have received an answer to my question regarding the stamped
dates on a ship manifest >from 1921. I thought others might be
interested in the information I received. The date stamped on
the manifest was placed there when a person applied for citizenship
to verify the information of when they came to America. The date
stamped was the date that the information was verified by the
government agent. This was only done in the 1920's.

Thanks again to the people who were kind enough to e-mail me.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen answer to my question about dates stamped on a manifest #general

sgootman@...
 

I have received an answer to my question regarding the stamped
dates on a ship manifest >from 1921. I thought others might be
interested in the information I received. The date stamped on
the manifest was placed there when a person applied for citizenship
to verify the information of when they came to America. The date
stamped was the date that the information was verified by the
government agent. This was only done in the 1920's.

Thanks again to the people who were kind enough to e-mail me.

Sheila Gootman
Long Island N.Y.