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JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #dna

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #rabbinic

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #scandinavia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


DNA Research #DNA JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #dna

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #latvia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #rabbinic

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #scandinavia

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Re: Brick Wall Inquiry: Ben Greenberg ship manifest abt 1902 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Fern asked if a manifest entry for Berl [?]stein ...living in
Pyatigory, Russia (now Ukraine), given name there was Berko or Berl,
could be the same person as the 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card,
with place of birth Zaskov, Russia

Looking at JewishGen's community page for Zaskov (now Zhaskiv in the
Ukraine)...the town of Pyatyhory is 10 miles away....so its a safe
assumption that the two documents are for the same person.

By the way, the New York Complex Genealogy Course will begin June 17;
we'll cover probate, naturalization, and the more obscure records for
our New York ancestors...for more information go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
https://www.JewishGen.org/education


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Brick Wall Inquiry: Ben Greenberg ship manifest abt 1902 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Fern asked if a manifest entry for Berl [?]stein ...living in
Pyatigory, Russia (now Ukraine), given name there was Berko or Berl,
could be the same person as the 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card,
with place of birth Zaskov, Russia

Looking at JewishGen's community page for Zaskov (now Zhaskiv in the
Ukraine)...the town of Pyatyhory is 10 miles away....so its a safe
assumption that the two documents are for the same person.

By the way, the New York Complex Genealogy Course will begin June 17;
we'll cover probate, naturalization, and the more obscure records for
our New York ancestors...for more information go to
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer, New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:
https://www.JewishGen.org/education


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

"In the Fight for Life," >from the Yizkor book of Sokoly, Poland is the
story of a beautiful young woman named Bubcha Safran who gave up a
safe haven with a caring Polish family for the Bialystock ghetto so
that she could live -- and ultimately -- die among Jews. When she and
her family first fled the elimination of Jews in Sokoly, they were
shunned by Poles when they sought shelter and food as they made their
way to the forests in the harsh cold. One night, >from the top of a
hill where she was standing with her increasingly frail and weak
parents, she saw a single light shining >from a house and decided to
try once more. To her surprise, the woman who answered the door
invited them all in to get warm and to eat, and the Safrans became
part of the household. But her turning point came when she was asked
one night to sing a song and choked with tears at the last line:
"Walesam sie jak opetany pies!" (I will wander like a dog without a
home!).

Soon word came "that it was still quiet in the Bialystok ghetto" where
many Sokoly Jews had gathered, and Bubcha saw the chance for her and
her family to be once again "together with their brothers the Children
of Israel." The young man in the household that had taken the Safrans
in told her she faced certain death and implored her not to go. The
ghetto is where the author of this chapter encountered her. "We
parted, and I never saw her again."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2275296165825859

Bruce Drake
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake
 

"In the Fight for Life," >from the Yizkor book of Sokoly, Poland is the
story of a beautiful young woman named Bubcha Safran who gave up a
safe haven with a caring Polish family for the Bialystock ghetto so
that she could live -- and ultimately -- die among Jews. When she and
her family first fled the elimination of Jews in Sokoly, they were
shunned by Poles when they sought shelter and food as they made their
way to the forests in the harsh cold. One night, >from the top of a
hill where she was standing with her increasingly frail and weak
parents, she saw a single light shining >from a house and decided to
try once more. To her surprise, the woman who answered the door
invited them all in to get warm and to eat, and the Safrans became
part of the household. But her turning point came when she was asked
one night to sing a song and choked with tears at the last line:
"Walesam sie jak opetany pies!" (I will wander like a dog without a
home!).

Soon word came "that it was still quiet in the Bialystok ghetto" where
many Sokoly Jews had gathered, and Bubcha saw the chance for her and
her family to be once again "together with their brothers the Children
of Israel." The young man in the household that had taken the Safrans
in told her she faced certain death and implored her not to go. The
ghetto is where the author of this chapter encountered her. "We
parted, and I never saw her again."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2275296165825859

Bruce Drake
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general

Joel weiner
 

Background: I have spent many years researching my ENDEWELT folks in
Warsaw. I have data on several hundred individuals >from the early
1800s to the Holocaust.

However, data on my direct ancestral line ends with my
great-grandfather (Mojsche Endervelt b.1878) who died in New York
City. His Death Certificate has his father's name as "Jacob." In all
my research, I have not found any Jacob/Yacov/etc. of the right age.

Mojsche and his wife Golda Fishman/Fiszman were married in Warsaw
1897/98. I have not found any records on familysearch or jewishgen for
that family.

Questions:
1. Have all of the 19th century Jewish records in the Warsaw Archives
been copied by the LDS?
2. If not, are they accessible to a researcher I would hire there?
2. I see in the LDS catalog that there are films listed as "Granite
Mountain Record Vault." How does one get to view those films not yet
on-line? Specifically, film 106421224.
3. Any other suggestions for this brick wall?

TIA,
Joel Weiner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research in Warsaw archives, and access to LDS films *not* digitized #general

Joel weiner
 

Background: I have spent many years researching my ENDEWELT folks in
Warsaw. I have data on several hundred individuals >from the early
1800s to the Holocaust.

However, data on my direct ancestral line ends with my
great-grandfather (Mojsche Endervelt b.1878) who died in New York
City. His Death Certificate has his father's name as "Jacob." In all
my research, I have not found any Jacob/Yacov/etc. of the right age.

Mojsche and his wife Golda Fishman/Fiszman were married in Warsaw
1897/98. I have not found any records on familysearch or jewishgen for
that family.

Questions:
1. Have all of the 19th century Jewish records in the Warsaw Archives
been copied by the LDS?
2. If not, are they accessible to a researcher I would hire there?
2. I see in the LDS catalog that there are films listed as "Granite
Mountain Record Vault." How does one get to view those films not yet
on-line? Specifically, film 106421224.
3. Any other suggestions for this brick wall?

TIA,
Joel Weiner


"retired soldier" #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

Another Genner brought my attention to a birth record for my great
grandfather (Pinchas, born around 1867 in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine)
which indicated that his father (Moshe) was a "retired soldier."

What does that term mean? Did such an individual have a special
status? Was he entitled to certain privileges by virtue of his
service in the Russian army?

Years ago I learned about cantonists, Jewish children who were
conscripted into and endured many years of service in the Russian
army and forced to abandon their Jewish religious ties. Apparently,
my great grandfather's father escaped this fate.

I'd appreciate some clarifications. Thanks.

Evan Fishman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "retired soldier" #general

philafrum
 

Genners,

Another Genner brought my attention to a birth record for my great
grandfather (Pinchas, born around 1867 in Starokonstantinov, Ukraine)
which indicated that his father (Moshe) was a "retired soldier."

What does that term mean? Did such an individual have a special
status? Was he entitled to certain privileges by virtue of his
service in the Russian army?

Years ago I learned about cantonists, Jewish children who were
conscripted into and endured many years of service in the Russian
army and forced to abandon their Jewish religious ties. Apparently,
my great grandfather's father escaped this fate.

I'd appreciate some clarifications. Thanks.

Evan Fishman


JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #general

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen's NY Genealogy Course starts June 14 #general

Nancy Siegel
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City -- they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn;
their children moved to Queens, Westchester, Long Island and New
Jersey.

We have census reports >from Ancestry and vital records from
ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more esoteric documents
our ancestors generated, including probate, landsmanshaften, voter
registration, newspapers, and court case records.

This is an intermediate level genealogy course with eight text lessons
you can download; there are no specific times for the course as
students are international. Students will select a branch to research
and receive daily advice and suggestions >from the instructor through a
24/7 Forum, in a query and answer format. Students must feel
comfortable browsing the web and downloading files, have 8-10 hours
available each week, and should select one NYC family where census and
vital records are already documented.

Tuition is $150; registration is open at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40135

For questions, please email the instructor: Phyllis Kramer,
JewishGen's VP of Education, born and bred in NYC; she will lead you
through it.
phylliskramer1@...

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org