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Divorce records #usa

janice1219@...
 

My g-mother , Eva Cole, married Max Weener in July, 1921 in New York.  They were divorced after two  children were born; Sumner and Marylyn.  I have been searching for a divorce record.  It could have been filed in either New York or Massachusetts. 
It's been a dead end for me.  Does anyone have any suggestions? 
Janice Weinberg 
Janice1219@...


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"When A person applies for a social security number they are asked a variety of questions including their parents names.  When the person dies and a claim is made against their social security either by a child (if under age) in the case of an early death or by a spouse then a "claim record" is generated,."

This is what happens now. When I got my Social Security Number, it was at the bank, where they had a roll of cards in a typewriter.  Genealogists should all be conscious that everything changes with time. My parents didn't email Social Security when I was born, as there was no email. I didn't get a Social Security Number when I was born, as children didn't need them. You ggrandfather (or whatever) signed up in the 1930s when it started.

Yes, parents' names were taken, as well as date of birth, although Social Security didn't assume that they had the right birth date; there was a long list of sources for birth information, generally the earliest record of the person in the US. My mother was born in Buffalo, and she had a birth record originally, but she sent her copy to Albany for her teaching certificate. There was a fire in City Hall, so Social Security had to use other information for her proof of age: the earliest US census with her in it.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: New Find Raises Questions about Family Name: #poland #names

pjfreedman@...
 

Could Penesuch be the mother's maiden name, or the father's mother's maiden name? I had a similar situation trying to locate my great grandparents' arrival record. Although GGF was known as Sam Padwe both in Ukraine and in the U.S., his legal name according to his military papers was Samuel Padwe r. Klinghoffer, because his parents' marriage wasn't recognized by the civil authorities in Ukraine. Sure enough, they traveled under the names Sam and Ida Klinghoffer, then promptly went back to Padwe in the U.S. 

An anecdote, but possibly helpful.

Paula Freedman


Re: Additional insight into tombstones #poland

Peter Cohen
 

The one for Sheindel has been vandalized and bulk of the inscription has been chiseled off. All it says is Sheindel bas Peretz.Nothing else

The one for Meier lists his full name was Meier Eliezer ben Tsvi Velvel.  There is a lengthy inscription which perhaps someone with Hebrew fluency can make out.
The very last line lists his date of death.
I have had good luck with copying & pasting the image into a photo editor (I use the free IrfanView program) and playing with increasing and decreasing gamma, contrast and / or brightness. Sometimes changing the image to a negative helps to read a black & white inscription.
--
Peter Cohen
California


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Sherri Bobish
 


June,

That is actually the Soc. Sec. application for Louis OKUN.  Soc. Sec. applications never list the applicant's child's name.  The database is showing all hits that contain the name Samuel OKUN, and confusingly, it shows the one that you found (which is for Samuel's son.)  This database has confounded researchers before.  The below info should clarify things.  The number after Mother's name is not a Soc. Sec. #, as it's the wrong # of digits.

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish
Name: Louis Okun
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 20 Oct 1893
Birth Place: Soviet Union
Father: Samuel Okun
Mother: 760952439
SSN: 157264934
   


Yale Hungarian Collections #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Additional information about the Hungarian Jewish resources at Yale can be found in a paper at

http://ead-pdfs.library.yale.edu/3761.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1msIjNqsz4RxQI7AwmB62XN3Q2N45VB1BzCWD7Stg-2rXPSi9BAhk9BCg

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director
--
Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


NYC Death Records #usa #records

Ellen Korpi
 

My great grandmother's death certificate from March 1950 is held by the NYC Health Department and I am denied access because I do not know the names of her parents. This is circular since the reason I seek this document is to learn the names of her parents. Could someone provide an update on the long time efforts to improve access to these documents?

TOBACK POLLER (Mogilev, Podalia), SCHWEITZER FISHMAN HAMACHER (Mykolaev, Podalia)

Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA
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Ellen Korpi
Wellesley, MA


Re: OLSWANG family Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Barbara Hemmendinger
 

I have a family member, Simeon Olshwang, who arrived similarly. His last known address was Berlin, although he was born in Jelgava, Latvia (1899). He arrived in NY from Southampton, England on 15 July 1939 and was sponsored by my great aunt Minna Lowensohn and her mother, Anna Lowensohn.  Any further information about the Olswang family is also appreciated.  Thanks. 

Barbara (Elk) Hemmendinger


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

Paul Chirlin
 

The number listed for Spouse 760952439, is not a SSN.  Per the SSec website ssa.gov/employer/stateweb.htm where you can look up the place where a SSN was issued by its first three numbers
750-772 Not Issued

The SSN shown for Louis on ancestry begins with 157 was issued in New Jersey which may help in verifying if this is the correct Louis Okun

Paul Chirlin


Re: Researching Benjamin Lakritz #general #poland #usa

Diane Jacobs
 

Mount Lebanon has five Lakritz burials on their online database.  You can check yourself at

www.mountlebanoncemetery.com/search/
#results

You can search by name and by society without names so you can see all those buried in that society and you may find other names
you are related to .

Click on contact and you will get address,
Phone, and email address to contact them.
Some NYC cemeteries will take a photo for you for free or a small fee so let them know you are in Israel.

Good luck. If you need more suggestions, you can email me privately.

Diane Jacobs


On Feb 16, 2021, at 4:09 AM, susan.randlakritz@... wrote:

My husband's grandfather Chaim Mendel Lakryc/Hyman "Max" Lakritz, had many half-siblings but only shared both parents with one brother, Binyamin/Benjamin Lakryc/Lakritz.  According to his Polish birth record, he was born in Chorzele, Poland in 1885.  His parents were Wolf Berek Lakryc and Rajzla Biszberger.  This is the only record I have found for him.

I recently found the graves of Benjamin and Rebecca Lakritz on Find A Grave in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, NY but I do not have a photo.  The memorial lists Benjamin's birthdate as 1887 and that he died in 1976.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any other records for Benjamin or Rebecca.

If anyone has any information that could help in my search for Benjamin I would be most appreciative.

Thanks in advance,
Susan Rand-Lakritz
Kfar Vradim, Israel
Originally from Philadelphia, PA
Researching Rand/Rond, Biron, Sipkin, Abramowitz, Matisoff, Milner, Seltzer, Switt, Borowsky, Rotberg/Rothberg, Slutzky, Lakryc/Lakritz, Pejta, Galter, Rosenberg 

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Re: Hungarian Jewish Materials at Yale University #hungary

Carole Bass
 

Since the links are to an auction house and not to Yale, I'm confused about the university's ownership. Do we know that Yale has acquired these materials and if so, do we know which library within the university?

I'm friendly with the Judaica archivist at Yale's main library. I'd be happy to ask informally about researcher access to the materials. If that would be helpful, please let me know, along with any other available information -- for example, are the materials newly acquired? Did the main library purchase them, or was it the rare book library, or another entity within the university?
--
Carole Bass
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
bass.carole@...


Re: Hungarian Jewish Materials at Yale University #hungary

Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

I have information on Stauber, my wife's mother's maiden name. Will be happy to share.  Jeff Knisbacher, j2456@...,  Bradenton, Florida 


Re: ViewMate Translation Request - Russian #translation #poland

ryabinkym@...
 

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 06:47 PM, Aaron Slotnik wrote:
Kacperowski

In Russian:

6

Новемясто

Состоялось в посаде Новемясто 23-го апреля 1888 года в 10 часов утра.  Явилсь Ицик Покорский, (не ясно), 36 лет и Йосель Дигуто, торговец, 67 лет, жители посада Новемясто и объявили, что в ночь 22-го на 23-е апреля сего года умерла в деревне Кацнерово объединения Голембе Хуна Гершоновна Кацнеровская, 63-х лет, дочь Гершона и Фейги, урожденной Бротгерш (возможно). По настоящему удостоверяю о кончине Хуны Кацнеровской.  Акт сей присутствующим прочитан, ими и нами подписан.

Ицик Покорский

Йосель Дигуто

Чиновник гражданского состояния        Подпись

Translated into English:

6

Novemyasto

It took place in Posad Novemyasto on April 23rd, 1888 at 10 a.m. Itzik Pokorsky, (not clear), 36 years old, and Yosel Diguto, a merchant, 67 years old, residents of the Novemyasto settlement, appeared and announced that on the night of April 22-23 of this year, died in the village of Katsnerovo of the association Golembe Huna Gershonovna Katsnerovsky, 63 -x years old, daughter of Gershon and Feiga, nee Brotgersh (possibly). I truly certify about the death of Huna Katznerowsky. This act was read to those present, they and we signed.

Itzik Pokorsky

Yosel Diguto

Civil Status Official Signature

Comment: Lust name of Huna or Chuna is Katsnerovsky, not Kacperowski.  I can read it on the record.


Re: Searching database WWII evacuees, Lithuania #lithuania #general

Russ Maurer
 

Hello Miriam,
The database you found was created by LitvakSIG from lists found in the Central State Archive of Lithuania, abbreviated LCVA. The translation was done on-site, which means that LitvakSIG does not have its own images of the lists. The images may be purchased directly from LCVA. I suggest you inquire as to the cost, but I understand from the archive catalog that these lists have already been digitized, so the cost may be (should be) very reasonable. The archive email is lcva@.... You can write in English.

The specific files that you reference are described as follows in the online catalog, as translated from Lithuanian by Google (note that you transposed digits in the fond, it is correctly R-754):

LCVA/R-754/16: List of persons who evacuated from the Lithuanian SSR at the beginning of the German-Soviet war and settled in the Udmurt USSR

LCVA/R-754/21, 23, 24 (all have identical descriptions): Lists of persons evacuated from the Lithuanian SSR to the depths of the USSR at the beginning of the German-Soviet war

The lists are in Russian. Beyond that, we have no other information.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation Coordinator, LitvakSIG


Re: SSI Applications and Claims Index #records

blockmk@...
 

When A person applies for a social security number they are asked a variety of questions including their parents names.  When the person dies and a claim is made against their social security either by a child (if under age) in the case of an early death or by a spouse then a "claim record" is generated,.  Additionally if a person reaches the age where they can draw Social security a claim is made as well...  This collection set is a newer one to be published,  though it contains data back for many years.  So a person's parents never had to immigrate to show up on the record.... 

Pull the record up again and click on the Louis's name and you will see more info.   I dont' know that  haveI've ever see a number for the mother's name..... did she happen to immigrate?  maybe that is her social security #.  Now that you have his ss# you can send off a request for his application which might have additional information. 

Katherine Block


Otto Oppenheimer of San Francisco #usa #general #germany

oliverdmarshall@...
 

My grandparents – Siegfried and Klara Rosenberg – left Frankfurt in late May 1941 for the US. According to JDC/Transmigration Bureau records, Otto Oppenheimer (of 2235 Laguna Street, San Francisco) deposited funds towards my grandparents' travel costs. 

I am interested in learning more about Otto Oppenheimer. (He doesn't appear to be directly related to my grandparents but he may, like my grandfather, have originally been from Hessen.) What was Otto Oppenheimer's own background? When did he arrive in the US and what did he do in San Francisco? Did helped many others to escape Germany for the US?

Thank you!

Oliver Marshall

London – England


Re: 1795 Census of Trencsen County #hungary

jlevy2008@...
 

Thank you for your reply, Vivian.

With too much time on my hands, now would seem a great opportunity for me to give something back to JewishGen and volunteer my services to add the missing place names to the database. Having spent a lot of time poring over the Conscriptiones Judaeorum for Trencsen county, I can almost recite the place names of the inferiori district by heart. I am also well aware of the variant Hungarian spellings and, of course, the Slovakian and German versions of the place names. 

Justin Levy
(Dubai, UAE)


Researching Benjamin Lakritz #general #poland #usa

susan.randlakritz@...
 

My husband's grandfather Chaim Mendel Lakryc/Hyman "Max" Lakritz, had many half-siblings but only shared both parents with one brother, Binyamin/Benjamin Lakryc/Lakritz.  According to his Polish birth record, he was born in Chorzele, Poland in 1885.  His parents were Wolf Berek Lakryc and Rajzla Biszberger.  This is the only record I have found for him.

I recently found the graves of Benjamin and Rebecca Lakritz on Find A Grave in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, NY but I do not have a photo.  The memorial lists Benjamin's birthdate as 1887 and that he died in 1976.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any other records for Benjamin or Rebecca.

If anyone has any information that could help in my search for Benjamin I would be most appreciative.

Thanks in advance,
Susan Rand-Lakritz
Kfar Vradim, Israel
Originally from Philadelphia, PA
Researching Rand/Rond, Biron, Sipkin, Abramowitz, Matisoff, Milner, Seltzer, Switt, Borowsky, Rotberg/Rothberg, Slutzky, Lakryc/Lakritz, Pejta, Galter, Rosenberg 


Re: Hungarian Jewish Materials at Yale University #hungary

michele shari
 

Does anyone know how Yale got these amazing pieces of Jewish history?
Is there any coordination between groups to purchase any of these so bids don't go against each other?
Thanks for posting,
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY)
researching Farkas, Stauber, Stober, Shtauber, Herstik, Izsak, Teszler from Maramures (Viseu and surrounding areas), Cluj, and Transylvania/Hungary


Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Scott.leo@...
 

Through Ancestry.com-scanned images of ship records, I've come across my great-grandmother's aunt, Melanie Goldschmid, who arrived on the SS Lancastria in New York on March 21, 1940. The ship is listed as having departed Liverpool, UK (with a stop, I believe, in Halifax).

I know (from the 1940 U.S. census, where she is listed) that Melanie was living in Vienna in 1935 (her family's roots were indeed there for decades prior). On December 14, 1939, she was issued by the UK government a "Female Enemy - Exemption from Internment - Refugee" card. She is listed in that card as having a UK address.

The Lancastria manifest for her arrival in New York lists her as being issued a visa or passport (it's not clear, and I assume this is a U.S. visa...) in London on December 11, 1939.

The SS Lancastria manifest if full of German/Austrian Jews, such as Melanie. My understanding was that the U.S. no longer granted admission to refugees at this time. Does anyone have further background on this particular issue in this time? I cannot seem to reconstruct the series of events that allowed her to sail from the UK to New York and be admitted to the United States in this period.

So appreciative for any thoughts.

Thank you!

Scott Leo
Washington, DC

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