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Travel of Jews from Russia 19th-20th Centuries #general

Gail Patterson
 

Travel of Jews outside Russia in 19th-early 20th century --

How difficult was it for Jews to travel >from Russia to Western countries in the
late 19th-early 20th century? Were Jews required to emigrate if they were absent
from Russia for extended periods of time?  How difficult was it to return
to Russia if he/she traveled to a Western country on a Russian
passport for an extended period of time?

Thanks.
gpatterson69@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Travel of Jews from Russia 19th-20th Centuries #general

Gail Patterson
 

Travel of Jews outside Russia in 19th-early 20th century --

How difficult was it for Jews to travel >from Russia to Western countries in the
late 19th-early 20th century? Were Jews required to emigrate if they were absent
from Russia for extended periods of time?  How difficult was it to return
to Russia if he/she traveled to a Western country on a Russian
passport for an extended period of time?

Thanks.
gpatterson69@...


Re; (US- California) New York Times Now Free in All 1,200 California Public Libraries #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

Just an addition:
You can use New York Times >from home by going to your public library website
& entering your library card #. I've done this for years in San Diego.
Tips:
Before phones, people put short notices in NYT announcing engagements, bris,
unveilings, 20th anniversary of a death, graduations & much more.

I could never find my grandmother's wedding announcement although her 7
sisters had them in NYT. Searching husband of an aunt, my grandparent's
wedding announcement came up as aunt's husband was in wedding party.
Reason: Father of bride Mr. B. Simon, bride Miss E. Simon marrying Mr. H. M.
Goldberg, no first names. Long story about all details of wedding at
Carnegie Hall. So keep looking.

Ellen Barbieri- Researcher 8682
San Diego CA
Researching: Zyman/Simon, Kanowicz, Kaplan, Goldberg


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re; (US- California) New York Times Now Free in All 1,200 California Public Libraries #general

Sal & Ellen Barbieri <elsal@...>
 

Just an addition:
You can use New York Times >from home by going to your public library website
& entering your library card #. I've done this for years in San Diego.
Tips:
Before phones, people put short notices in NYT announcing engagements, bris,
unveilings, 20th anniversary of a death, graduations & much more.

I could never find my grandmother's wedding announcement although her 7
sisters had them in NYT. Searching husband of an aunt, my grandparent's
wedding announcement came up as aunt's husband was in wedding party.
Reason: Father of bride Mr. B. Simon, bride Miss E. Simon marrying Mr. H. M.
Goldberg, no first names. Long story about all details of wedding at
Carnegie Hall. So keep looking.

Ellen Barbieri- Researcher 8682
San Diego CA
Researching: Zyman/Simon, Kanowicz, Kaplan, Goldberg


(UK) Family Search Closing Centre at National Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

FamilySearch has announced they will be closing their FamilySearch
Centre at the National Archives in London, England on March 23, 2019.
The announcement said due to advances in technology free services can
be accessed at home or in one of their local Family History Centres
or in a FamilySearch affiliate library.

The National Archives (UK) has agreed to become a FamilySearch Affiliate
Library thereby all digitized records on FamilySearch will continue to
PCs located in the reading rooms. One will need a free FamilySearch
account to access records and self-help guides will be available.
FamilySearch volunteers will no longer be available for one-on-one assistance.

Ancestry Institution UK and FindMyPast are available on computers at
the National Archives.

In checking at the time of this posting there was no announcement on
the FamilySearch London website. This information was provided in an
email sent >from the London FamilySearch Centre dated February 23, 2019.

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS UK for sharing the information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Family Search Closing Centre at National Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

FamilySearch has announced they will be closing their FamilySearch
Centre at the National Archives in London, England on March 23, 2019.
The announcement said due to advances in technology free services can
be accessed at home or in one of their local Family History Centres
or in a FamilySearch affiliate library.

The National Archives (UK) has agreed to become a FamilySearch Affiliate
Library thereby all digitized records on FamilySearch will continue to
PCs located in the reading rooms. One will need a free FamilySearch
account to access records and self-help guides will be available.
FamilySearch volunteers will no longer be available for one-on-one assistance.

Ancestry Institution UK and FindMyPast are available on computers at
the National Archives.

In checking at the time of this posting there was no announcement on
the FamilySearch London website. This information was provided in an
email sent >from the London FamilySearch Centre dated February 23, 2019.

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS UK for sharing the information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Searching for a baby girl who survived the Holocaust in hiding near Buczacz #galicia

Rebecca Snow <snowbeck@...>
 

I am searching for a girl born in 1941/2 who went into hiding in the
woods near Buczacz (then Poland, now Ukraine) and survived a
massacre in the winter of 1943. She was found alive, the only
survivor of 8 people (men and women) who had been hiding in a
nearby bunker.

We know that the girl was saved by a young boy and delivered her
to her aunt, who was hiding in a nearby village. Weeks later the area
was liberated by Russians, so we believe the girl likely survived.

If anyone has heard a story like this please get in touch! We are
making a television documentary, and have some significant
information for this survivor.

Thank you.

Rebecca Snow


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Searching for a baby girl who survived the Holocaust in hiding near Buczacz #galicia

Rebecca Snow <snowbeck@...>
 

I am searching for a girl born in 1941/2 who went into hiding in the
woods near Buczacz (then Poland, now Ukraine) and survived a
massacre in the winter of 1943. She was found alive, the only
survivor of 8 people (men and women) who had been hiding in a
nearby bunker.

We know that the girl was saved by a young boy and delivered her
to her aunt, who was hiding in a nearby village. Weeks later the area
was liberated by Russians, so we believe the girl likely survived.

If anyone has heard a story like this please get in touch! We are
making a television documentary, and have some significant
information for this survivor.

Thank you.

Rebecca Snow


new guide to the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book collection #general

Renee Steinig
 

The New York Public Library has created a new guide to its collection of 700 books,
80% of which were digitized in partnership with the Yiddish Book Center.

The new LibGuide, at https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks, includes
information for all of those yizkor books, including links to the
digitized titles. The guide also links to JewishGen's translations,
though not directly >from the alphabetical listing of books in its own collection.

In addition, the guide highlights other pages of the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
(e.g. its database and necrology) and Logan Kleinwaks's GenealogyIndexer, and it
provides background information on yizkor books and the Jewish communities they
describe.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new guide to the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book collection #general

Renee Steinig
 

The New York Public Library has created a new guide to its collection of 700 books,
80% of which were digitized in partnership with the Yiddish Book Center.

The new LibGuide, at https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks, includes
information for all of those yizkor books, including links to the
digitized titles. The guide also links to JewishGen's translations,
though not directly >from the alphabetical listing of books in its own collection.

In addition, the guide highlights other pages of the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project
(e.g. its database and necrology) and Logan Kleinwaks's GenealogyIndexer, and it
provides background information on yizkor books and the Jewish communities they
describe.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


Romanian Jews and Roma Collection #general

Lande
 

In connection with the World Memory Project, the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum has added 132,862 new name records to the Holocaust Survivors and
Victims Database (HSV) taken >from the collection Selected records >from various
archives of Romania concerning Roma. This collection contains lists of Roma who
were deported to Transnistria in 1942, as well as names of Jews and Roma whose
property was seized during the Romanianization process. You can request and
immediately receive digital copies of the original documents in your email.
Search at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=24842.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Romanian Jews and Roma Collection #general

Lande
 

In connection with the World Memory Project, the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum has added 132,862 new name records to the Holocaust Survivors and
Victims Database (HSV) taken >from the collection Selected records >from various
archives of Romania concerning Roma. This collection contains lists of Roma who
were deported to Transnistria in 1942, as well as names of Jews and Roma whose
property was seized during the Romanianization process. You can request and
immediately receive digital copies of the original documents in your email.
Search at
https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?Sourceid=24842.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

"Fayvl the Mailman" had some very different duties and responsibilities than the
postal workers you know today. Aside >from being revered in his town as a great
Torah scholar, the elegantly-dressed Fayvl Shapiro was the man to see for many of
the Jews who had families that joined the great migration to America and other
countries, and who sent money back home to their relatives. Getting that money was
a complicated process in the days before Western Union or Venmo, as this chapter
from the Yizkor book of Svencionys, Lithuania recounts. So, to send their gifts of
"5 dollars, 10, 15 or sometimes even 25 ... people >from Sventzian all across the
world slowly learned that they should send money only to Fayvl Shapiro" ... and so
the mailman also became the town's banker. But eventually, times changed.

https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2148095855212558?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCCtcAubeZMEvvQ-dF5cUsvd3fiuvGs7S6naealazCDORfeNTvm_AwNeCg2LJenxsA12XvmDXreHhwScGdev-e_hd4TtgSkInLPio1Bqt4DOeT9u_aIQoyl2XVQCGR63XLnBq9XrNQFnLpHGokQEj0lWEWHk6nQhXuMKidPmc3BgiXPse7QzrDi4UEwakPF_ZDp245Gd3Y3mj2O6htMRyrVFbczHEZladsk-e-X7t_GBtzF0xh0Y-Ujehv1lV2pm0gUSdCVFmckCZ6nCzl4__BDb26ijUCf97bx0ZHFBtAGqCkKhKZIrwyDNF9G8wcvLwxCv1R8bJVz5jzMgRzDTq8t2Q&__tn__=K-R
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/yxcx46qh )

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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 <BDrake@...>
 

"Fayvl the Mailman" had some very different duties and responsibilities than the
postal workers you know today. Aside >from being revered in his town as a great
Torah scholar, the elegantly-dressed Fayvl Shapiro was the man to see for many of
the Jews who had families that joined the great migration to America and other
countries, and who sent money back home to their relatives. Getting that money was
a complicated process in the days before Western Union or Venmo, as this chapter
from the Yizkor book of Svencionys, Lithuania recounts. So, to send their gifts of
"5 dollars, 10, 15 or sometimes even 25 ... people >from Sventzian all across the
world slowly learned that they should send money only to Fayvl Shapiro" ... and so
the mailman also became the town's banker. But eventually, times changed.

https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2148095855212558?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCCtcAubeZMEvvQ-dF5cUsvd3fiuvGs7S6naealazCDORfeNTvm_AwNeCg2LJenxsA12XvmDXreHhwScGdev-e_hd4TtgSkInLPio1Bqt4DOeT9u_aIQoyl2XVQCGR63XLnBq9XrNQFnLpHGokQEj0lWEWHk6nQhXuMKidPmc3BgiXPse7QzrDi4UEwakPF_ZDp245Gd3Y3mj2O6htMRyrVFbczHEZladsk-e-X7t_GBtzF0xh0Y-Ujehv1lV2pm0gUSdCVFmckCZ6nCzl4__BDb26ijUCf97bx0ZHFBtAGqCkKhKZIrwyDNF9G8wcvLwxCv1R8bJVz5jzMgRzDTq8t2Q&__tn__=K-R
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/yxcx46qh )

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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


Beth Moses and Wellwood Cemeteries (Long Island, NY) - burial listings now online #general

Renee Steinig
 

Websites for Long Island's Beth Moses and Wellwood Cemeteries were
launched in the fall, with interment searches "coming soon." The
searches are now functioning, adding two more cemeteries to the list
of NYC metropolitan area Jewish cemeteries with online burial databases.

Burials are searchable by first name, last name, and/or date but not by society
name or grave location. However, society name and location are included in the
results.

The web addresses for the cemeteries are bethmosescemetery.com and
wellwoodcemetery.com .

For a full list of NYC area cemeteries, see the JGS New York's
Cemetery Directory at
https://www.jgsny.org/index.php/ny-area-research/jgs-cemetery-guides/19-cemetery-directory
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ybpztuac ).

Renee
--
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
genmaven@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Beth Moses and Wellwood Cemeteries (Long Island, NY) - burial listings now online #general

Renee Steinig
 

Websites for Long Island's Beth Moses and Wellwood Cemeteries were
launched in the fall, with interment searches "coming soon." The
searches are now functioning, adding two more cemeteries to the list
of NYC metropolitan area Jewish cemeteries with online burial databases.

Burials are searchable by first name, last name, and/or date but not by society
name or grave location. However, society name and location are included in the
results.

The web addresses for the cemeteries are bethmosescemetery.com and
wellwoodcemetery.com .

For a full list of NYC area cemeteries, see the JGS New York's
Cemetery Directory at
https://www.jgsny.org/index.php/ny-area-research/jgs-cemetery-guides/19-cemetery-directory
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ybpztuac ).

Renee
--
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills (Long Island), NY
genmaven@...


Re: Seeking Rosalie FRANK and her family from Gelnhausen #germany

Gerhard Buck <gbuckidstein22@...>
 

Rosalie FRANK's father's headstone can be found with his link:
https://tinyurl.com/yyngfkuo

Here you can read that Hermann / Zwi FRANK was born on 14.08.1842
and died on 18.12.1914 and that his father was Salomo FRANK.
The Hebrew inscription has an extraordinary eulogy.

The data for his wife Fanny FRANK, nee STERN, who died in 1925:
https://tinyurl.com/yxoyk785

Finding such data in the federal state of Hessen is quite easy, if you
go to the website https://www.lagis-hessen.de and follow this path:
select English language "Jewish gravesites" left column:
"extended search" fill in what you know click: "LAGIS search".

All the photos and their transcriptions of the older cemeteries in
Hessen have now been published here.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany. buckidstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: This overnight response to an "INTRO" message from
a new GerSIG member illustrates the power of our group's Email list.

I'd suggest translating the Hebrew grave inscription rather than the
German. For the best translation post a copy to JewishGen ViewMate.
I used Google Translate to try converting the German to English and
the translation was imperfect MOD 1


German SIG #Germany RE:Seeking Rosalie FRANK and her family from Gelnhausen #germany

Gerhard Buck <gbuckidstein22@...>
 

Rosalie FRANK's father's headstone can be found with his link:
https://tinyurl.com/yyngfkuo

Here you can read that Hermann / Zwi FRANK was born on 14.08.1842
and died on 18.12.1914 and that his father was Salomo FRANK.
The Hebrew inscription has an extraordinary eulogy.

The data for his wife Fanny FRANK, nee STERN, who died in 1925:
https://tinyurl.com/yxoyk785

Finding such data in the federal state of Hessen is quite easy, if you
go to the website https://www.lagis-hessen.de and follow this path:
select English language "Jewish gravesites" left column:
"extended search" fill in what you know click: "LAGIS search".

All the photos and their transcriptions of the older cemeteries in
Hessen have now been published here.

Gerhard Buck, Idstein, Germany. buckidstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: This overnight response to an "INTRO" message from
a new GerSIG member illustrates the power of our group's Email list.

I'd suggest translating the Hebrew grave inscription rather than the
German. For the best translation post a copy to JewishGen ViewMate.
I used Google Translate to try converting the German to English and
the translation was imperfect MOD 1


New Tool For New York City (Manhattan) Naturalization Records #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Just noticed that FamilySearch appears to have completed and turned on last
week an index for the New York County Naturalization records. They also have
the images and now you can find them with a name search.

New York County is specifically the naturalizations done in Manhattan at the
State level court.

In New York City there were State courts in each borough as well as two
Federal courts where anyone could naturalize. There was no specific residency
requirement so they could go to which ever court was most accessible. In the
Federal court the Southern District was in Manhattan and the Eastern District
was in Brooklyn,

There are a variety of indexes for New York City naturalizations including
Ancestry, FamilySearch, Fold3 and the Italian/German gen groups. All of these
might help you search out which court you need to be focused on.

This new database is very helpful because it has both a name index and it links
to the images where as Ancestry only has an index for New York County.

Happy searching.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: see https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1999177
You will need a free FamilySearch account to access the records.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Tool For New York City (Manhattan) Naturalization Records #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Just noticed that FamilySearch appears to have completed and turned on last
week an index for the New York County Naturalization records. They also have
the images and now you can find them with a name search.

New York County is specifically the naturalizations done in Manhattan at the
State level court.

In New York City there were State courts in each borough as well as two
Federal courts where anyone could naturalize. There was no specific residency
requirement so they could go to which ever court was most accessible. In the
Federal court the Southern District was in Manhattan and the Eastern District
was in Brooklyn,

There are a variety of indexes for New York City naturalizations including
Ancestry, FamilySearch, Fold3 and the Italian/German gen groups. All of these
might help you search out which court you need to be focused on.

This new database is very helpful because it has both a name index and it links
to the images where as Ancestry only has an index for New York County.

Happy searching.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: see https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1999177
You will need a free FamilySearch account to access the records.