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Naturalization papers and change of name in the UK #general

Jacqueline DAVIS <jdavis318@...>
 

Good afternoon everyone,

I have had a lot of help with all my questions lately and I was wondering if
anyone can help me with these questions:

1. How long in the early 1900's would you have to have lived in the UK
before you could take out naturalization papers?

2. And could you change your name without taking out naturalization
papers - what would be the process?

Once again thanks for all your help.

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada
jdavis318@rogers.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization papers and change of name in the UK #general

Jacqueline DAVIS <jdavis318@...>
 

Good afternoon everyone,

I have had a lot of help with all my questions lately and I was wondering if
anyone can help me with these questions:

1. How long in the early 1900's would you have to have lived in the UK
before you could take out naturalization papers?

2. And could you change your name without taking out naturalization
papers - what would be the process?

Once again thanks for all your help.

Jacqueline Davis
Ottawa, Canada
jdavis318@rogers.com


Need obit and gravestone photo from Broward County, FL #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of a gravestone photo >from Star of David (Menorah Gardens) Cemetery
in Ft. Lauderdale and an obit >from 1999 that would probably be in the
Sun-Sentinel. If you can help me please contact me privately at
talasky@comcast.net

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need obit and gravestone photo from Broward County, FL #general

Terry Lasky <talasky@...>
 

I am in need of a gravestone photo >from Star of David (Menorah Gardens) Cemetery
in Ft. Lauderdale and an obit >from 1999 that would probably be in the
Sun-Sentinel. If you can help me please contact me privately at
talasky@comcast.net

Terry Lasky
Centennial, CO


Re: Finding Morris Cohen #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

Rita Park >from Australia is searching for Morris Cohen (b.c.1865 Russia e1900)
andfamily whom she found in the 1910 census. Morris Cohen is a very common name,
and that certainly contributes to the research difficulties...so..Let me make a
few suggestions...

1. first, the wife's name is Yetta. If you look at the 1910 census you can see
why the indexer made the mistake. Yetta and her children came in 1905; you might
look for the manifest on www.stevemorse.org, use the gold search form; then try
ancestry for other ports of entry.
2.try your search with different spellings of the surname. One possibility, that
the surname was Kohan or Kohen in Russia. On ancestry you can use the wildcard *
3.search for the children as (1)morris cohen is too common a name and (2) it is
possible one or both of the parents died after 1910 and (3) if the other remarried
there might be a merger of their children in subsequent census, so look for
stepchildren.
4. look beyond New York city...One possibility is a 1920 Louis/Morris/Yetta census
from Missouri and Louis/Morris/Anna >from Boston. A key bit of information is the
number of children that Yetta had: 6, with 5 living in 1910; all male except one,
Lena. The first and last names may change, but the siblings and birth order
probably will not change.
5. send for some of the possible death notices...>from www.italiangen.org (or for
a less expensive way, use the mormon photocopy form after you've located the
microfilm numbers). For Yetta, who was born circa 1870, there are these
possibilities:
Cohen Yetta 56 y Aug 30 1925 5759 Bronx
Cohen Yetta 62 y Feb 8 1930 3134 Kings
Cohen Yetta 60 y Apr 19 1930 8833 Kings
Cohen Yetta 63 y Jan 8 1934 328 Bronx
Cohen Yetta 62 y Jan 27 1930 2503 Manhattan
Cohen Yetta 60 y Aug 28 1932 19168 Manhattan
Cohen Yetta 65 y Sep 12 1933 19865 Manhattan
Cohen Yetta 67 y June 26 1937 14050 Kings
6. Select a number of marriages that look likely for Lena. Most women married
between 18 and 22 in those days...the grooms name is on www.italiangen.org; you
can trace the family in subsequent census and see the age of Lena; once you
narrow down the possible Lena Cohen marriages, you can send for a few of them.

this won't be easy and it will be time consuming...best of luck and...
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer,
NYC & PBG, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net,
researching (mostly Galicia): STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod,Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow,
Dubiecko LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn(also Iasi, Romania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding Morris Cohen #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

Rita Park >from Australia is searching for Morris Cohen (b.c.1865 Russia e1900)
andfamily whom she found in the 1910 census. Morris Cohen is a very common name,
and that certainly contributes to the research difficulties...so..Let me make a
few suggestions...

1. first, the wife's name is Yetta. If you look at the 1910 census you can see
why the indexer made the mistake. Yetta and her children came in 1905; you might
look for the manifest on www.stevemorse.org, use the gold search form; then try
ancestry for other ports of entry.
2.try your search with different spellings of the surname. One possibility, that
the surname was Kohan or Kohen in Russia. On ancestry you can use the wildcard *
3.search for the children as (1)morris cohen is too common a name and (2) it is
possible one or both of the parents died after 1910 and (3) if the other remarried
there might be a merger of their children in subsequent census, so look for
stepchildren.
4. look beyond New York city...One possibility is a 1920 Louis/Morris/Yetta census
from Missouri and Louis/Morris/Anna >from Boston. A key bit of information is the
number of children that Yetta had: 6, with 5 living in 1910; all male except one,
Lena. The first and last names may change, but the siblings and birth order
probably will not change.
5. send for some of the possible death notices...>from www.italiangen.org (or for
a less expensive way, use the mormon photocopy form after you've located the
microfilm numbers). For Yetta, who was born circa 1870, there are these
possibilities:
Cohen Yetta 56 y Aug 30 1925 5759 Bronx
Cohen Yetta 62 y Feb 8 1930 3134 Kings
Cohen Yetta 60 y Apr 19 1930 8833 Kings
Cohen Yetta 63 y Jan 8 1934 328 Bronx
Cohen Yetta 62 y Jan 27 1930 2503 Manhattan
Cohen Yetta 60 y Aug 28 1932 19168 Manhattan
Cohen Yetta 65 y Sep 12 1933 19865 Manhattan
Cohen Yetta 67 y June 26 1937 14050 Kings
6. Select a number of marriages that look likely for Lena. Most women married
between 18 and 22 in those days...the grooms name is on www.italiangen.org; you
can trace the family in subsequent census and see the age of Lena; once you
narrow down the possible Lena Cohen marriages, you can send for a few of them.

this won't be easy and it will be time consuming...best of luck and...
Happy Hunting!
Phyllis Kramer,
NYC & PBG, Fla
PhyllisKramer1@att.net,
researching (mostly Galicia): STECHER, TRACHMAN,>from Zmigrod,Dukla, Krosno
KRAMER, BEIM, WISNER >from Jasienica SCHEINER, KANDEL, SCHIMMEL >from Strzyzow,
Dubiecko LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn(also Iasi, Romania)


was Morris COHEN -- found as Morris COVELL #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Rita asked for more information about Morris COHEN and his wife who
was listed as Letta in the 1910 census for New York. When I looked
at the census, I noted that the name for Morris's wife was probably
Yetta since I could see part of the tail of the Y.

A search for son Louis with parents Morris and Yetta yielded a match
in the 1930 census for a family in Brooklyn NY with the surname of
COVELL. Living at the same address was a younger POLSTEIN family
where the wife was Lena . This was a match for Morris and Yetta's
daughter.

Working backward to the 1920 census, I found Morris and Yetta COVELL
with their sons, Abe, Charles, Harry and Louis . Again they were at
the same address as Lena Polstein and her husband Jacob.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen was Morris COHEN -- found as Morris COVELL #general

Barbara Zimmer
 

Rita asked for more information about Morris COHEN and his wife who
was listed as Letta in the 1910 census for New York. When I looked
at the census, I noted that the name for Morris's wife was probably
Yetta since I could see part of the tail of the Y.

A search for son Louis with parents Morris and Yetta yielded a match
in the 1930 census for a family in Brooklyn NY with the surname of
COVELL. Living at the same address was a younger POLSTEIN family
where the wife was Lena . This was a match for Morris and Yetta's
daughter.

Working backward to the 1920 census, I found Morris and Yetta COVELL
with their sons, Abe, Charles, Harry and Louis . Again they were at
the same address as Lena Polstein and her husband Jacob.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


Skala on the River Zbrucz, translation of Skala Yizkor Book #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the following
book. This was a 4 year project that involved many folks.

Skala on the River Zbrucz

In 1978, the Skala Benevolent Society (SBS) published a Yizkor
[memorial] book called Skala. The book was written by the town’s
(shtetl’s) former Jewish residents who either had survived the
Holocaust or had been born in Skala and previously had emigrated.
Its purpose was to honor Skala’s Jewish community, which had
been annihilated by the Nazis and their cohorts. Most of the
contributors to the original book were the survivors themselves,
who felt a deep inner compulsion and moral obligation to those
who perished, to tell the story of Jewish Skala and to share with
their children and future generations their memories of suffering,
struggle and loss. The Yizkor book was written primarily in
Yiddish and Hebrew and was largely inaccessible to many modern
researchers, most of whose families came >from this shtetl. Skala
on the River Zbrucz, a translation of the entire Yizkor book into
English, now has been published by the Skala Research Group
(whose members are investigating their roots in Skala) and the SBS.

Situated in eastern Galicia and once ruled by Austro-Hungary, the
town of Skala was part of Poland during World War II. It now is
called Skala Podilska and is part of Ukraine.

The Skala Yizkor book includes articles, photographs, and
documents on the history of the town’s Jews >from the 15th
century up to and including the Holocaust, when the Jewish
community was completely destroyed. This material recalls a once
vibrant shtetl, its people, the environment in which they lived,
their hopes, dreams and struggles for survival. The Yizkor book
also describes the tragic events of the Holocaust, stories of those
who survived and provides a list of Skala’s Holocaust victims and
survivors. The English translation contains a new chapter about
the town’s righteous gentiles who saved Jews during the
Holocaust, as well as photographs showing Skala as it is today. It
is a precious legacy that deserves to be preserved.

For copies or more information, please contact Tony Hausner,
thausner@gmail.com .

The book was distributed at a luncheon held on May 16, at 12
p.m. in NYC for the Skala Research Group and the Skala
Benevolent Society.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Skala on the River Zbrucz, translation of Skala Yizkor Book #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the following
book. This was a 4 year project that involved many folks.

Skala on the River Zbrucz

In 1978, the Skala Benevolent Society (SBS) published a Yizkor
[memorial] book called Skala. The book was written by the town’s
(shtetl’s) former Jewish residents who either had survived the
Holocaust or had been born in Skala and previously had emigrated.
Its purpose was to honor Skala’s Jewish community, which had
been annihilated by the Nazis and their cohorts. Most of the
contributors to the original book were the survivors themselves,
who felt a deep inner compulsion and moral obligation to those
who perished, to tell the story of Jewish Skala and to share with
their children and future generations their memories of suffering,
struggle and loss. The Yizkor book was written primarily in
Yiddish and Hebrew and was largely inaccessible to many modern
researchers, most of whose families came >from this shtetl. Skala
on the River Zbrucz, a translation of the entire Yizkor book into
English, now has been published by the Skala Research Group
(whose members are investigating their roots in Skala) and the SBS.

Situated in eastern Galicia and once ruled by Austro-Hungary, the
town of Skala was part of Poland during World War II. It now is
called Skala Podilska and is part of Ukraine.

The Skala Yizkor book includes articles, photographs, and
documents on the history of the town’s Jews >from the 15th
century up to and including the Holocaust, when the Jewish
community was completely destroyed. This material recalls a once
vibrant shtetl, its people, the environment in which they lived,
their hopes, dreams and struggles for survival. The Yizkor book
also describes the tragic events of the Holocaust, stories of those
who survived and provides a list of Skala’s Holocaust victims and
survivors. The English translation contains a new chapter about
the town’s righteous gentiles who saved Jews during the
Holocaust, as well as photographs showing Skala as it is today. It
is a precious legacy that deserves to be preserved.

For copies or more information, please contact Tony Hausner,
thausner@gmail.com .

The book was distributed at a luncheon held on May 16, at 12
p.m. in NYC for the Skala Research Group and the Skala
Benevolent Society.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


obituaries #general

Traude Triebel
 

New at GenTeam www.GenTeam.at :Obituaries in the 'Neuen Freien Presse',Wien

New at GenTeam:
Obituaries in the 'Neuen Freien Presse', Vienna, 1864-1900 more than 13.000
entries

Dear Members,

All obituaries appeared in the 'Neuen Freien Presse' (new Free Press'),
Vienna, between 1864 and 1900, is now available as an own database at
www.GenTeam.at (site also available in English language!). You can search
for surnames, given names, maiden names and year. There is a link which
directs you to the obituary in the Newspaper, which can be viewed free via
Internet (site by ONB Oesterreichische National Bibliothek/Austrian
National Library).

You also may find obituaries of people not only lived in Vienna but also in
the Crown lands. Mostly, they contain also important genealogical
information of other family members.

I want to thank Mrs. Traude Triebel for this extensive and important
database, which is now to find at GenTeam free of any charge.

GenTeam is an organization of genealogists or historians who produce
databases on their own or as a part of a group, and who offer these
databases to all researcher without any fee.
GenTeam is a non-commercial organization!
The geographical centre of the databases is the present-day Austria and its
neighbouring lands. The use of the databases is without any fee; only a
simple registration is required.

The collection currently contains 1.537.503 records and will be continually
updated.

Overview:
- Index of Roman Catholic marriages of Vienna and parishes around
between 1542 and 1860
about 847.000 records
- Owners of houses in Lower Austria in 1817
about 198.000 records
- Gazetteer of Czech, Austrian and Slovenian Republic (with South Tyrol)
about 72.000 records
- Death Cads of soldiers >from both World Wars
about 12.700 records
- Index of Vital Statistics and seignorial records
about 335.000 records
- Index of Jewish records
about 2.000 records
- Directory of all mills and mill-owner in whole Austria (Cisleithanien)
in 1876
about 31.000 records
- index of Wurzbach
about 26.000 records
- Obituaries of the Neuen Freien Presse, Wien
about 13.000 records

If you have any questions, pease, don´t hesitate to contact me at
kontakt@GenTeam.at. Please, send this information to any other mailing-list
or archives. Thank you!

With kind regards,

Felix Gundacker
professional genealogist
WIEN
email: kontakt@GenTeam.at
www.genteam.at


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen obituaries #general

Traude Triebel
 

New at GenTeam www.GenTeam.at :Obituaries in the 'Neuen Freien Presse',Wien

New at GenTeam:
Obituaries in the 'Neuen Freien Presse', Vienna, 1864-1900 more than 13.000
entries

Dear Members,

All obituaries appeared in the 'Neuen Freien Presse' (new Free Press'),
Vienna, between 1864 and 1900, is now available as an own database at
www.GenTeam.at (site also available in English language!). You can search
for surnames, given names, maiden names and year. There is a link which
directs you to the obituary in the Newspaper, which can be viewed free via
Internet (site by ONB Oesterreichische National Bibliothek/Austrian
National Library).

You also may find obituaries of people not only lived in Vienna but also in
the Crown lands. Mostly, they contain also important genealogical
information of other family members.

I want to thank Mrs. Traude Triebel for this extensive and important
database, which is now to find at GenTeam free of any charge.

GenTeam is an organization of genealogists or historians who produce
databases on their own or as a part of a group, and who offer these
databases to all researcher without any fee.
GenTeam is a non-commercial organization!
The geographical centre of the databases is the present-day Austria and its
neighbouring lands. The use of the databases is without any fee; only a
simple registration is required.

The collection currently contains 1.537.503 records and will be continually
updated.

Overview:
- Index of Roman Catholic marriages of Vienna and parishes around
between 1542 and 1860
about 847.000 records
- Owners of houses in Lower Austria in 1817
about 198.000 records
- Gazetteer of Czech, Austrian and Slovenian Republic (with South Tyrol)
about 72.000 records
- Death Cads of soldiers >from both World Wars
about 12.700 records
- Index of Vital Statistics and seignorial records
about 335.000 records
- Index of Jewish records
about 2.000 records
- Directory of all mills and mill-owner in whole Austria (Cisleithanien)
in 1876
about 31.000 records
- index of Wurzbach
about 26.000 records
- Obituaries of the Neuen Freien Presse, Wien
about 13.000 records

If you have any questions, pease, don´t hesitate to contact me at
kontakt@GenTeam.at. Please, send this information to any other mailing-list
or archives. Thank you!

With kind regards,

Felix Gundacker
professional genealogist
WIEN
email: kontakt@GenTeam.at
www.genteam.at


Mt Hebron Cemetery, NY #general

Mike
 

I am researching the EBNER family (originally >from Czernowitz,
Austria/Roumania for my wife. I would appreciate if someone could please
send me headstone pictures >from the following locxations at Mt Hebron
Cemetery in NY (and any other information they might know about the
Ebner's):

Their burial locations:

Ebner, Ethel 34-4-D-3-7 Fannie Siegel Ben 6/2/1936
Ebner, Isaac 34-4-D-4-2 Fannie Siegel Ben 1/29/1931

I would also appreciate if you could take pictures of any surrounding area
Ebner (or Messinger) headstones if they are in the same area. Thanks for
you help, and I hope to help you in the future.

Michael Cuff
Summerville, SC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mt Hebron Cemetery, NY #general

Mike
 

I am researching the EBNER family (originally >from Czernowitz,
Austria/Roumania for my wife. I would appreciate if someone could please
send me headstone pictures >from the following locxations at Mt Hebron
Cemetery in NY (and any other information they might know about the
Ebner's):

Their burial locations:

Ebner, Ethel 34-4-D-3-7 Fannie Siegel Ben 6/2/1936
Ebner, Isaac 34-4-D-4-2 Fannie Siegel Ben 1/29/1931

I would also appreciate if you could take pictures of any surrounding area
Ebner (or Messinger) headstones if they are in the same area. Thanks for
you help, and I hope to help you in the future.

Michael Cuff
Summerville, SC


Skala on the River Zbrucz #general

Tony Hausner
 

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the following book:
Skala on the Rer Zbrucz.
This was a 4 year project that involved many folks. See
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/SkalaYizkorBook.html

For more information, please contact Tony Hausner, thausner@gmail.com

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Skala on the River Zbrucz #general

Tony Hausner
 

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the following book:
Skala on the Rer Zbrucz.
This was a 4 year project that involved many folks. See
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/SkalaYizkorBook.html

For more information, please contact Tony Hausner, thausner@gmail.com

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD
(primary email address: thausner@gmail.com)


Re: Where is Nowojelitza? Perhaps in Romania? #general

Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

The correct name is Nowoselitsa near Khotin in Moldova (was in Bessarabia).
Mike Glazer

"Avraham Ben-Yosef" <mayor@hebron.org.il> wrote in message

My reletives fled >from Wierzbnik Poland about 1938-9. The only infomation
I have is that they reached Nowojelitza- in Romania. My problem is that I
cannot locate this town on any map. Perhaps the name has been changed or
the border has moved.


National Archives - progress #general

Israel P
 

The National Archives in Jerusalem has improved the conditions for
viewing the Mandatory Citizenship index. (Find out what that is >from the
archives of this discussion group.)

Instead of having to mess with microfilms, each frame now exists as an
image on a set of computers in the archives' third floor reading room.

You choose the first letter >from a heading and within that letter you are
on your own. The quality of the images is far superior to the
microfilms. And several people can work on the same film at the same
time, using different computers.

And there is no longer a problem with perhaps damaging the microfilms.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where is Nowojelitza? Perhaps in Romania? #general

Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

The correct name is Nowoselitsa near Khotin in Moldova (was in Bessarabia).
Mike Glazer

"Avraham Ben-Yosef" <mayor@hebron.org.il> wrote in message

My reletives fled >from Wierzbnik Poland about 1938-9. The only infomation
I have is that they reached Nowojelitza- in Romania. My problem is that I
cannot locate this town on any map. Perhaps the name has been changed or
the border has moved.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives - progress #general

Israel P
 

The National Archives in Jerusalem has improved the conditions for
viewing the Mandatory Citizenship index. (Find out what that is >from the
archives of this discussion group.)

Instead of having to mess with microfilms, each frame now exists as an
image on a set of computers in the archives' third floor reading room.

You choose the first letter >from a heading and within that letter you are
on your own. The quality of the images is far superior to the
microfilms. And several people can work on the same film at the same
time, using different computers.

And there is no longer a problem with perhaps damaging the microfilms.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem