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(US) JGS Illinois Treasurer Quoted in AP Report on Citizenship Question on 2020 Census #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An Associated Press article on the 2020 Census and the citizenship question
which will be heard by the US Supreme Court on April 23 quotes Debbie Soren,
Treasurer of JGS Illinois on the inherent errors in the census. The article
is also interesting due to the information on the immigrants histories of
several of our US Supreme Court justices.
To see the article go to:
https://apnews.com/f5125cff266f410686d881afe20c849e

To read other articles on the citizenship question on the 2020 US Census and
the actions by New York and California federal courts see the IAJGS Records
Access Alert archives at:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts You must be
registered to access the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts.
You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the
subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your
organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.)

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press for sharing the article with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) JGS Illinois Treasurer Quoted in AP Report on Citizenship Question on 2020 Census #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

An Associated Press article on the 2020 Census and the citizenship question
which will be heard by the US Supreme Court on April 23 quotes Debbie Soren,
Treasurer of JGS Illinois on the inherent errors in the census. The article
is also interesting due to the information on the immigrants histories of
several of our US Supreme Court justices.
To see the article go to:
https://apnews.com/f5125cff266f410686d881afe20c849e

To read other articles on the citizenship question on the 2020 US Census and
the actions by New York and California federal courts see the IAJGS Records
Access Alert archives at:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts You must be
registered to access the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts.
You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the
subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your
organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.)

Thank you to Randy Herschaft, Associated Press for sharing the article with
us.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JGSNY Meeting April 28 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogy Society New York Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

Program: Using FamilySearch.org for Jewish Research
Speaker: W.Todd Knowles
Co-sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute

The availability of genealogical records has enabled people worldwide to make large
strides in searching for their ancestors >from the comfort of their own homes.
FamilySearch.org is one of the leading online providers of free international
genealogical records, but its vast website can be difficult to navigate. Todd
Knowles will provide an overview of the most effective methods for using
FamilySearch.org to locate records of Jewish ancestors.

W.Todd Knowles, FamilySearch's Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer, currently serves
as president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Utah. After being introduced to
family history at the age of twelve, he soon discovered his Jewish roots. His
journey to learn more about his Polish-Jewish great-great-grandfather led to the
creation of the "Knowles Collection." Knowles has spoken throughout the world, and
his articles have been widely published.

Tours of the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, a FamilySearch affiliate
library, will begin at 12:30 pm, prior to our meeting.

There is no charge for this meeting. More information is available at our website:
jgsny.org.

Submitted by
Harriet Glickman Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting April 28 #general

Harriet Mayer
 

Jewish Genealogy Society New York Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York

Program: Using FamilySearch.org for Jewish Research
Speaker: W.Todd Knowles
Co-sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute

The availability of genealogical records has enabled people worldwide to make large
strides in searching for their ancestors >from the comfort of their own homes.
FamilySearch.org is one of the leading online providers of free international
genealogical records, but its vast website can be difficult to navigate. Todd
Knowles will provide an overview of the most effective methods for using
FamilySearch.org to locate records of Jewish ancestors.

W.Todd Knowles, FamilySearch's Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer, currently serves
as president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Utah. After being introduced to
family history at the age of twelve, he soon discovered his Jewish roots. His
journey to learn more about his Polish-Jewish great-great-grandfather led to the
creation of the "Knowles Collection." Knowles has spoken throughout the world, and
his articles have been widely published.

Tours of the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, a FamilySearch affiliate
library, will begin at 12:30 pm, prior to our meeting.

There is no charge for this meeting. More information is available at our website:
jgsny.org.

Submitted by
Harriet Glickman Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY


ViewMate translation request - Russian from Bilgoraj - BABAT-NISENBAUM #poland

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1883
Bilgoraj, Poland marriage record for Aron BABAT and Estera NISENBAUM, Akta
7. I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant
information, especially the names of the grooms' and of the brides' parents,
the actual date of marriage and the ages and birthplaces of the groom and of
the bride.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72990.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.


Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@...


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian from Bilgoraj - BABAT-NISENBAUM #poland

Sonny Putter <sonny_putter@...>
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1883
Bilgoraj, Poland marriage record for Aron BABAT and Estera NISENBAUM, Akta
7. I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant
information, especially the names of the grooms' and of the brides' parents,
the actual date of marriage and the ages and birthplaces of the groom and of
the bride.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72990.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.


Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@...


Place name question #general

giannis daropoulos <pathetiq1@...>
 

Greetings >from Greece

My name is Giannis Daropoulos and I am an amateur genealogist and Wikipedia editor.
For the past few weeks I have been doing a research on a Russian-born US director,
named John m Stahl, trying to verify his birth place. The problem is that although
his accepted birth place is Baku Azerbaijan(which I find really odd), i have
discovered a document where he gave his birthplace as Becan or Becau (bad hand
writing) . At the same time the passenger list >from his family's journey to
america, states Suwalki (the town or the gubernia) as their last residence.
I was wondering, if you could be kind enough to inform me A) whether there is a
place in Suwalki region or somewhere else that would fit that name and
B) considering the law about Jewish settlement in the Russian Empire
in the 19th century, do you believe that Baku is a plausible birthplace?
Thank you in advance.

My regards
G Daropoulos


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Place name question #general

giannis daropoulos <pathetiq1@...>
 

Greetings >from Greece

My name is Giannis Daropoulos and I am an amateur genealogist and Wikipedia editor.
For the past few weeks I have been doing a research on a Russian-born US director,
named John m Stahl, trying to verify his birth place. The problem is that although
his accepted birth place is Baku Azerbaijan(which I find really odd), i have
discovered a document where he gave his birthplace as Becan or Becau (bad hand
writing) . At the same time the passenger list >from his family's journey to
america, states Suwalki (the town or the gubernia) as their last residence.
I was wondering, if you could be kind enough to inform me A) whether there is a
place in Suwalki region or somewhere else that would fit that name and
B) considering the law about Jewish settlement in the Russian Empire
in the 19th century, do you believe that Baku is a plausible birthplace?
Thank you in advance.

My regards
G Daropoulos


Viewmate translation from Russian #general

sonny_putter@...
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1883
Bilgoraj, Poland marriage record for Aron BABAT and Estera NISENBAUM, Akta
7. I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information,
especially the names of the groom's and of the bride's parents, the actual date
of marriage and the ages and birthplaces of the groom and of the bride.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72990.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate translation from Russian #general

sonny_putter@...
 

I would appreciate an English translation of the Russian text of the 1883
Bilgoraj, Poland marriage record for Aron BABAT and Estera NISENBAUM, Akta
7. I would like a translation of all the genealogically significant information,
especially the names of the groom's and of the bride's parents, the actual date
of marriage and the ages and birthplaces of the groom and of the bride.

It is on ViewMate at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72990.

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.
Thank you very much.

Sinai (Sonny) PUTTER
Bellevue, Washington U.S.A.
sonny_putter@...


On Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Great Synagogue of Warsaw Commemorated #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On April 19, 1943 the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, holding the ghetto for
nearly a month. After the Nazi's took back control they destroyed the Great
Synagogue of Warsaw. The Great synagogue was opened in 1878 for moderate
reform Judaism. It was the largest synagogue in the city where one-third of
its population was Jewish,

On the evening of April 18, to avoid the Sabbath and beginning of Passover,
the Great Synagogue was virtually recreated as a multi-media light show to
commemorate the Ghetto uprising, The multimedia program included archival
recordings of a prewar cantor, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the ghetto.

The sound and light show was organized by Open Republic, a group that fights
anti-Semitism. It was the work of a Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. Von
Seltmann's grandfather was a Polish school director who was killed at
Auschwitz. Her husband is a grandson of one of the SS officers who inflicted
atrocities in Poland. Von Seltmann wants Polish society to remember the
large Jewish community that was once an integral part of a multicultural
country.

To read the article see:
https://www.businessinsider.com/warsaw-synagogue-reappears-on-anniversary-of-ghetto-revolt-2019-4

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen On Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Great Synagogue of Warsaw Commemorated #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On April 19, 1943 the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, holding the ghetto for
nearly a month. After the Nazi's took back control they destroyed the Great
Synagogue of Warsaw. The Great synagogue was opened in 1878 for moderate
reform Judaism. It was the largest synagogue in the city where one-third of
its population was Jewish,

On the evening of April 18, to avoid the Sabbath and beginning of Passover,
the Great Synagogue was virtually recreated as a multi-media light show to
commemorate the Ghetto uprising, The multimedia program included archival
recordings of a prewar cantor, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the ghetto.

The sound and light show was organized by Open Republic, a group that fights
anti-Semitism. It was the work of a Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. Von
Seltmann's grandfather was a Polish school director who was killed at
Auschwitz. Her husband is a grandson of one of the SS officers who inflicted
atrocities in Poland. Von Seltmann wants Polish society to remember the
large Jewish community that was once an integral part of a multicultural
country.

To read the article see:
https://www.businessinsider.com/warsaw-synagogue-reappears-on-anniversary-of-ghetto-revolt-2019-4

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Offering NYC Lookups Municipal Archives / Library #general

A. E. Jordan
 

If anyone needs assistance with look ups and retrievals in New York City at the
Municipal Archives, Manhattan probate court, or the NY Public Library, I am will
be back there this coming Friday and will have a little time available to help
others.

What I can do is retrieve or read and transcribe vital records that you have
identified while I am at the NYC Municipal Archives or assist with various other
records >from around New York City..

The Archives holds:
NYC births through 1909
NYC Deaths through 1948
NYC marriages both Health Department and City Clerk through 1949

Generally what I do is retrieve the files you have identified but can not access
on your own. I can buy copies $11 each at the Archives or take notes and email you.
(No photos the Archives does not permit that.)

Also if you have a "maybe" file I can look at it and compare it against your
information, example to see if the parent's names are what you expected, so save
buying something only to find it it is the wrong person.

I do appreciate a few dollars to help offset my expenses when I do this plus any
printing costs.

Email me off list if you are interested and we can discuss what I can do.

Always happy to offer advice or comments about NYC area research and the tricks of
the trade.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering NYC Lookups Municipal Archives / Library #general

A. E. Jordan
 

If anyone needs assistance with look ups and retrievals in New York City at the
Municipal Archives, Manhattan probate court, or the NY Public Library, I am will
be back there this coming Friday and will have a little time available to help
others.

What I can do is retrieve or read and transcribe vital records that you have
identified while I am at the NYC Municipal Archives or assist with various other
records >from around New York City..

The Archives holds:
NYC births through 1909
NYC Deaths through 1948
NYC marriages both Health Department and City Clerk through 1949

Generally what I do is retrieve the files you have identified but can not access
on your own. I can buy copies $11 each at the Archives or take notes and email you.
(No photos the Archives does not permit that.)

Also if you have a "maybe" file I can look at it and compare it against your
information, example to see if the parent's names are what you expected, so save
buying something only to find it it is the wrong person.

I do appreciate a few dollars to help offset my expenses when I do this plus any
printing costs.

Email me off list if you are interested and we can discuss what I can do.

Always happy to offer advice or comments about NYC area research and the tricks of
the trade.

Allan Jordan


On Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Great Synagogue of Warsaw Commemorated #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On April 19, 1943 the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, holding the ghetto for
nearly a month. After the Nazi's took back control they destroyed the Great
Synagogue of Warsaw. The Great synagogue was opened in 1878 for moderate
reform Judaism. It was the largest synagogue in the city where one-third of
its population was Jewish,

On the evening of April 18, to avoid the Sabbath and beginning of Passover,
the Great Synagogue was virtually recreated as a multi-media light show to
commemorate the Ghetto uprising, The multimedia program included archival
recordings of a prewar cantor, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the ghetto.

The sound and light show was organized by Open Republic, a group that fights
anti-Semitism. It was the work of a Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. Von
Seltmann's grandfather was a Polish school director who was killed at
Auschwitz. Her husband is a grandson of one of the SS officers who inflicted
atrocities in Poland. Von Seltmann wants Polish society to remember the
large Jewish community that was once an integral part of a multicultural
country.

To read the article see:
https://www.businessinsider.com/warsaw-synagogue-reappears-on-anniversary-of
-ghetto-revolt-2019-4

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JRI Poland #Poland On Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Great Synagogue of Warsaw Commemorated #poland

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On April 19, 1943 the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, holding the ghetto for
nearly a month. After the Nazi's took back control they destroyed the Great
Synagogue of Warsaw. The Great synagogue was opened in 1878 for moderate
reform Judaism. It was the largest synagogue in the city where one-third of
its population was Jewish,

On the evening of April 18, to avoid the Sabbath and beginning of Passover,
the Great Synagogue was virtually recreated as a multi-media light show to
commemorate the Ghetto uprising, The multimedia program included archival
recordings of a prewar cantor, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the ghetto.

The sound and light show was organized by Open Republic, a group that fights
anti-Semitism. It was the work of a Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. Von
Seltmann's grandfather was a Polish school director who was killed at
Auschwitz. Her husband is a grandson of one of the SS officers who inflicted
atrocities in Poland. Von Seltmann wants Polish society to remember the
large Jewish community that was once an integral part of a multicultural
country.

To read the article see:
https://www.businessinsider.com/warsaw-synagogue-reappears-on-anniversary-of
-ghetto-revolt-2019-4

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Seek Richard CRAMER,New York son of Heinrich CRAMER #germany

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@...>
 

Richard CRAMER (5 Jan 1883-Aug 1969) was a physician who arrived in
New York City on 1 April, 1940. He actually appears two weeks later in
the 1940 US Census, living a s a "lodger" in Sunnyside, Queens, New
York City.

The ship manifest of the MV Britannic shows the names of his wife
Angela in Germany and a cousin Setti LOE B in Manhattan, New York City.
It is interesting that he managed to arrive by ship >from Liverpool to
New York, seven months after Britain and Germany were at war but 20
months before the US formally entered World War II.

The boat had only 29 passengers, most of whom were Jewish (including
Richard), though the ship was built to hold over 1100 passengers.
Though the ship itself had both previously and later carried British
troops, this voyage took place during an interval in which it was
technically back in commercial service. It seems likely that the ship
primarily was used to carry supplies >from the US on its return trip,
since it obviously was not making money carrying passengers. It might
also have been a target of German submarines.

Richard CRAMER worked in the Farm Colony Hospital in Staten Island,
New York City.

A woman named Angela Antonia CRAMER, age 53, arrived in New York on 15
Feb 1950. Since she listed her address as Farm Colony, Staten Island,
New York, she certainly is the same person listed with Richard's
arrival ten years earlier. We know Dr. Richard CRAMER worked at the
Farm Colony Hospital >from his World War II draft registration.

They appear to be the same couple named Richard CRAMER and Angela
Cramer who had a marriage license issued in New York City on 1 Mar
1950. Assuming that these are the same people, it is possible that
Richard and Angela wanted a legal marriage in the USA, of which they
may or may not have had documents >from Germany. The marriage license
was dated exactly two weeks after her arrival.

A couple named Dr. Richard CRAMER and Angela Cramer are buried in the
same niche in historic Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City.
She was buried 7 Sep 1983; he was buried on 7 Oct 1969.

The original records can be found on FamilySearch.org and on
Ancestry.com, including his US Social Security death record.

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@...> ===============>

Hansmartin Unger @BOXE wrote:

I'm searching for details of:
Richard CRAMER, Born 5.1.1883 and died in 1969 - exact date unknown, New
York city. He was a doctor, I suppose a skin doctor.
married to Ella WILLI, dates of birth and death unknown
the parents of Richard CRAMER were: Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847 -
29.11.1897, Karlsruhe and his wife Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940
Frankfurt/Main, date of death missing.


German SIG #Germany Re: Seek Richard CRAMER,New York son of Heinrich CRAMER #germany

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@...>
 

Richard CRAMER (5 Jan 1883-Aug 1969) was a physician who arrived in
New York City on 1 April, 1940. He actually appears two weeks later in
the 1940 US Census, living a s a "lodger" in Sunnyside, Queens, New
York City.

The ship manifest of the MV Britannic shows the names of his wife
Angela in Germany and a cousin Setti LOE B in Manhattan, New York City.
It is interesting that he managed to arrive by ship >from Liverpool to
New York, seven months after Britain and Germany were at war but 20
months before the US formally entered World War II.

The boat had only 29 passengers, most of whom were Jewish (including
Richard), though the ship was built to hold over 1100 passengers.
Though the ship itself had both previously and later carried British
troops, this voyage took place during an interval in which it was
technically back in commercial service. It seems likely that the ship
primarily was used to carry supplies >from the US on its return trip,
since it obviously was not making money carrying passengers. It might
also have been a target of German submarines.

Richard CRAMER worked in the Farm Colony Hospital in Staten Island,
New York City.

A woman named Angela Antonia CRAMER, age 53, arrived in New York on 15
Feb 1950. Since she listed her address as Farm Colony, Staten Island,
New York, she certainly is the same person listed with Richard's
arrival ten years earlier. We know Dr. Richard CRAMER worked at the
Farm Colony Hospital >from his World War II draft registration.

They appear to be the same couple named Richard CRAMER and Angela
Cramer who had a marriage license issued in New York City on 1 Mar
1950. Assuming that these are the same people, it is possible that
Richard and Angela wanted a legal marriage in the USA, of which they
may or may not have had documents >from Germany. The marriage license
was dated exactly two weeks after her arrival.

A couple named Dr. Richard CRAMER and Angela Cramer are buried in the
same niche in historic Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City.
She was buried 7 Sep 1983; he was buried on 7 Oct 1969.

The original records can be found on FamilySearch.org and on
Ancestry.com, including his US Social Security death record.

Ken Elstein <kenelstein@...> ===============>

Hansmartin Unger @BOXE wrote:

I'm searching for details of:
Richard CRAMER, Born 5.1.1883 and died in 1969 - exact date unknown, New
York city. He was a doctor, I suppose a skin doctor.
married to Ella WILLI, dates of birth and death unknown
the parents of Richard CRAMER were: Heinrich CRAMER, 13.1.1847 -
29.11.1897, Karlsruhe and his wife Henriette LOEB, 4.7.1859 - 1940
Frankfurt/Main, date of death missing.


[New member seeking] HASSENDER and GRUN Families #germany

Karen Geiger <akdawson98@...>
 

I'm researching the HASSENDER and GRUN families. My father told me hat he
heard his family came >from Bavaria. Years ago I did see a HASSENDER in
Germany. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it again.
My ancestors in both families immigrated to Hungary.

My mother's family is related to the ROTHSCHILD family. I believe it's
through the WEISS/WEISZ family. They too relocated to Hungary.

I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

Karen Geiger akdawson98@...

Moderator notes:
GerSIG's "Welcome" Email message has information that will help your
family research. The Hungary SIG may also be helpful.


German SIG #Germany [New member seeking] HASSENDER and GRUN Families #germany

Karen Geiger <akdawson98@...>
 

I'm researching the HASSENDER and GRUN families. My father told me hat he
heard his family came >from Bavaria. Years ago I did see a HASSENDER in
Germany. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it again.
My ancestors in both families immigrated to Hungary.

My mother's family is related to the ROTHSCHILD family. I believe it's
through the WEISS/WEISZ family. They too relocated to Hungary.

I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

Karen Geiger akdawson98@...

Moderator notes:
GerSIG's "Welcome" Email message has information that will help your
family research. The Hungary SIG may also be helpful.