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Looking for Michigan expert...SELDES #general

Julius S Cohen 1
 

I'm looking for an advice >from an Expert in search in Michigan... For a long
time, whatever route I take, I'm running into a brick wall in Michigan.
Ilyaz,

Have you tried the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan? Sorry but I
cannot locate their phone number or address right now. Maybe someone
who sees this message can send them to you.

Julius Cohen

MODERATOR NOTE: Jewish Genealogical Societies are listed at
http://www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Looking for Michigan expert...SELDES #general

Julius S Cohen 1
 

I'm looking for an advice >from an Expert in search in Michigan... For a long
time, whatever route I take, I'm running into a brick wall in Michigan.
Ilyaz,

Have you tried the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan? Sorry but I
cannot locate their phone number or address right now. Maybe someone
who sees this message can send them to you.

Julius Cohen

MODERATOR NOTE: Jewish Genealogical Societies are listed at
http://www.iajgs.org/Member-Index.htm .


Re: Help with Micro-films at Family History Centre #general

Elan <elanc@...>
 

A few words to add to Jeremy's response.

I've been using the Family Center in Concord CA to acquire microfilm
records. As soon as I viewed a few of them at the center it was clear
to me that I couldn't make out any of the Cyrillic text. It was
hopeless. I decided to make a few copies to take home, randomly, and
ask my wife who is fluent in Russian to teach me to read the Cyrillic
text. To my surprise a scanning machine was available as Jeremy
describes and I proceeded to copy hundreds of records to a CD-R disk. I
could then take them home and study them at my leisure with my wife's
help.

If you want to gain the maximum benefit >from the filmed records you
can't rely on the index to identify the records of interest. The
mother's maiden name, which is seldom indexed, is often as interesting
as the indexed surname. And the only way to capture those is to look at
each and every record.

Once you learn the pattern of the documents, which repeats quite
consistently >from one record to the next, you'll be able to spot the
records of interest quite rapidly.

Good luck!

Elan Caspi
El Cerrito, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with Micro-films at Family History Centre #general

Elan <elanc@...>
 

A few words to add to Jeremy's response.

I've been using the Family Center in Concord CA to acquire microfilm
records. As soon as I viewed a few of them at the center it was clear
to me that I couldn't make out any of the Cyrillic text. It was
hopeless. I decided to make a few copies to take home, randomly, and
ask my wife who is fluent in Russian to teach me to read the Cyrillic
text. To my surprise a scanning machine was available as Jeremy
describes and I proceeded to copy hundreds of records to a CD-R disk. I
could then take them home and study them at my leisure with my wife's
help.

If you want to gain the maximum benefit >from the filmed records you
can't rely on the index to identify the records of interest. The
mother's maiden name, which is seldom indexed, is often as interesting
as the indexed surname. And the only way to capture those is to look at
each and every record.

Once you learn the pattern of the documents, which repeats quite
consistently >from one record to the next, you'll be able to spot the
records of interest quite rapidly.

Good luck!

Elan Caspi
El Cerrito, CA


Keidan Vital Records: Phase 3 #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

Early next week qualified contributors to the Keidan Vital Records
Translation project will receive the final distribution of Keidan
marriage records. The translator has already begun work on Phase 3,
the death records. Distribution of those will commence in January 2007.

For the past 20 months Keidan contributors have been receiving monthly
distributions of birth and marriage records--a total of some 6,800 records
upon the final marriage distribution. The files of death records are also
very substantial, and even the divorce records (which shall follow the
deaths) are surprisingly numerous.

Coordinating this effort has been a moving experience for me, providing
personal contact with the 19th century Jews of Keidan. I discovered
their names with their births; I recognized them when they married; and
now, looking at some of the death records, I am horrified by their losses
of young children. And the losses of young and old >from illnesses that
today would be cured if not prevented with an injection or a pill.

A word about the records. The distributions are no longer composed of
individual files of translations as they had been originally. With his
masterful design talents and knack for data management, Jose Gutstein
has transformed the original drab-looking files into a unique package:
one amalgamated file presented with several sort options, facilitating the
display of the data in a variety of preferences.

Those familiar with vital records know that early 19th century documents
frequently lack surnames. The virtual Keidan expert, Ada Green, has
contributed her time and knowledge to finding and adding missing surnames
to the blanks. >from the marriage records I have extracted almost one hundred
Brides' Surnames that fill in the missing Mother's Maiden Names in the birth
records. This is a work in progress that builds with each newly translated
file. The result is that contributors receive far more than translations;
they receive research as well. And this research will not be available in
the ALD along with the posted vital records.

An ever-growing and devoted group of Keidan contributors have kept this
project going. If you have roots in Keidan, please consider joining our
active group to receive immediate results. A minimum contribution of $100
will ground you into the world of your ancestors.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/HTML/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LitvakSIG, Inc., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194.
Contribution forms may be faxed to: 717/815-0082. Please enter "Kedainiai
VRT" and e-mail address with your contribution.

Olga Zabludoff, Keidan coordinator
LitvakSIG Vital Records Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Keidan Vital Records: Phase 3 #lithuania

Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

Early next week qualified contributors to the Keidan Vital Records
Translation project will receive the final distribution of Keidan
marriage records. The translator has already begun work on Phase 3,
the death records. Distribution of those will commence in January 2007.

For the past 20 months Keidan contributors have been receiving monthly
distributions of birth and marriage records--a total of some 6,800 records
upon the final marriage distribution. The files of death records are also
very substantial, and even the divorce records (which shall follow the
deaths) are surprisingly numerous.

Coordinating this effort has been a moving experience for me, providing
personal contact with the 19th century Jews of Keidan. I discovered
their names with their births; I recognized them when they married; and
now, looking at some of the death records, I am horrified by their losses
of young children. And the losses of young and old >from illnesses that
today would be cured if not prevented with an injection or a pill.

A word about the records. The distributions are no longer composed of
individual files of translations as they had been originally. With his
masterful design talents and knack for data management, Jose Gutstein
has transformed the original drab-looking files into a unique package:
one amalgamated file presented with several sort options, facilitating the
display of the data in a variety of preferences.

Those familiar with vital records know that early 19th century documents
frequently lack surnames. The virtual Keidan expert, Ada Green, has
contributed her time and knowledge to finding and adding missing surnames
to the blanks. >from the marriage records I have extracted almost one hundred
Brides' Surnames that fill in the missing Mother's Maiden Names in the birth
records. This is a work in progress that builds with each newly translated
file. The result is that contributors receive far more than translations;
they receive research as well. And this research will not be available in
the ALD along with the posted vital records.

An ever-growing and devoted group of Keidan contributors have kept this
project going. If you have roots in Keidan, please consider joining our
active group to receive immediate results. A minimum contribution of $100
will ground you into the world of your ancestors.

Contributions to LitvakSIG http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/HTML/donor.htm
by check or credit card are tax-deductible as provided by law. Mail
contributions to LitvakSIG, Inc., File 50194, Los Angeles, CA 90074-0194.
Contribution forms may be faxed to: 717/815-0082. Please enter "Kedainiai
VRT" and e-mail address with your contribution.

Olga Zabludoff, Keidan coordinator
LitvakSIG Vital Records Project


Re: BLUM-Family / Mainzer-Family #germany

Hans Martin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Dear Genners
looking for the following persons

Robert BLUM born in Nierstein/Germany 15.Juni.1899 - 26th April 1965
married to: ?? I'm looking for the name and dates of his wife

Childrens are:
1. Richard BLUM lived and died maybe in San Diego Calif. please give all
dates
2. Gertrud BLUM * 1.11.1902-12.12.1980 Norwich/USA
married to Hugo FRIEDMANN * 8.3.1887 - 1.5.1981 Rossdorf near Damstadt

MAINZER-Family

I'm looking for the parents of Babette GOETZ born 2.1.1844 - 30.1.1891
B.GOETZ came >from Heppenheim/Bergstrasse or >from Bensheim/Bergstrasse

maybe somebody knows more about siblings of Babette GOETZ, brothers or sisters

Kind regards Hansmartin Unger Switzerland


German SIG #Germany RE: BLUM-Family / Mainzer-Family #germany

Hans Martin Unger <hansmartin.unger@...>
 

Dear Genners
looking for the following persons

Robert BLUM born in Nierstein/Germany 15.Juni.1899 - 26th April 1965
married to: ?? I'm looking for the name and dates of his wife

Childrens are:
1. Richard BLUM lived and died maybe in San Diego Calif. please give all
dates
2. Gertrud BLUM * 1.11.1902-12.12.1980 Norwich/USA
married to Hugo FRIEDMANN * 8.3.1887 - 1.5.1981 Rossdorf near Damstadt

MAINZER-Family

I'm looking for the parents of Babette GOETZ born 2.1.1844 - 30.1.1891
B.GOETZ came >from Heppenheim/Bergstrasse or >from Bensheim/Bergstrasse

maybe somebody knows more about siblings of Babette GOETZ, brothers or sisters

Kind regards Hansmartin Unger Switzerland


Re: early Anglo-Jewish genealogy - Re: Samuell WALL 1679 Great Britain to America #germany

N.Landau@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: I don't remember ever seeing anything posted to this
Forum about very early Jewish immigration to the British Isles.
What resources are available on this subject ? ======>
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/England.html
is what seems to me a very brief but fairly accurate account of the history
of the Jews in England.

One website to look at on this subject is that of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Great Britain:

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/

The best general repository for all such matters - Jewish or otherwise - is
the National Archives. See:

"Anglo-Jewish History, 18th-20th Centuries: Sources in The National
Archives - Domestic Records Information 76" at:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/Leaflets/ri2183.htm

Dr Saul Isroff has contributed to the Moving Here Project of the National
Archives on "Jewish Religious Records".

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/religiousrecords/religiousrecords.htm

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/tracingjewishroots/reading.htm#
which is a reading list of sources on Jewish genealogy. Most of these
sources relate to tracing one's ancestry in Europe reflecting the recent
arrival of most Jews in the UK. There are few on the subject of UK Jewish
genealogy.

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@...>


German SIG #Germany Re: early Anglo-Jewish genealogy - Re: Samuell WALL 1679 Great Britain to America #germany

N.Landau@...
 

MODERATOR NOTE: I don't remember ever seeing anything posted to this
Forum about very early Jewish immigration to the British Isles.
What resources are available on this subject ? ======>
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/England.html
is what seems to me a very brief but fairly accurate account of the history
of the Jews in England.

One website to look at on this subject is that of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Great Britain:

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/

The best general repository for all such matters - Jewish or otherwise - is
the National Archives. See:

"Anglo-Jewish History, 18th-20th Centuries: Sources in The National
Archives - Domestic Records Information 76" at:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/Leaflets/ri2183.htm

Dr Saul Isroff has contributed to the Moving Here Project of the National
Archives on "Jewish Religious Records".

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/religiousrecords/religiousrecords.htm

http://www.movinghere.org.uk/galleries/roots/jewish/tracingjewishroots/reading.htm#
which is a reading list of sources on Jewish genealogy. Most of these
sources relate to tracing one's ancestry in Europe reflecting the recent
arrival of most Jews in the UK. There are few on the subject of UK Jewish
genealogy.

Nick Landau London, UK <N.Landau@...>


Contact Details to Khust Archaives #hungary

Orsolya Levai <orsi.l@...>
 

Could someone please help me with any contact details to the Huszt =
Archives (Ukraine)? I'd like to find birth certificates >from the 1880's, =
and I called the Museum and also the Town Hall in Huszt, but =
unfortunately they only speak Russian.
Thank you.

Orsolya Levai
Budapest

Orsi0605@...

Moderator: Please contact Orsolya off-list if you speak Ukrainian and can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Contact Details to Khust Archaives #hungary

Orsolya Levai <orsi.l@...>
 

Could someone please help me with any contact details to the Huszt =
Archives (Ukraine)? I'd like to find birth certificates >from the 1880's, =
and I called the Museum and also the Town Hall in Huszt, but =
unfortunately they only speak Russian.
Thank you.

Orsolya Levai
Budapest

Orsi0605@...

Moderator: Please contact Orsolya off-list if you speak Ukrainian and can help.


Passenger Manifests-In Regards To Visas #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello

I have two passenger lists >from 1926 & 1927 for ancestors arriving in
New York through Ellis island. On one of the pages of the manifest it
lists a visa number and when it was issued. My question is where would
have the visa's been issued. The father had sent for his four kids, but
they came over two at a time in two different years(2 girls and 2
boys).I would like to know how to get copies of the visas on these
children. They were all born in Minsk, Russia but at the time of
departure were in Rotterdam, Netherlands. On one of the passenger lists
it even states something about a petition approved in regards to two of
the children both boys who came over in 1927. I believe that all of
these 4 children may have been in an orphanage waiting for family to
come get them.

If anyone can help me answer these questions of mine I would appreciate
it. The two girls are listed as Sara & Hana Rakowtshik and the boys as
Berel & Simon Rakovschik/Rakowschik.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters3@...


Old U.S. passport-RAPPORT #general

Lisa Betros <lk313@...>
 

Hello cousins:
I recently obtained the passport no. for my relative Joe RAPPORT who
passed away in 1957 (U.S. Passport #565433 issued March 2, 1922 in New
Philadelphia, Ohio.)

Is it possible to get his passport application? Who would I contact?

Or possibly, could the passport no. help to locate the citizenship
papers? He was born in Lomza and I'm interested in filling out my knowledge
of his history.

Thank you,
Lisa Kahn Betros
Riverdale, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Passenger Manifests-In Regards To Visas #general

sacredsisters3@aol.com <sacredsisters3@...>
 

Hello

I have two passenger lists >from 1926 & 1927 for ancestors arriving in
New York through Ellis island. On one of the pages of the manifest it
lists a visa number and when it was issued. My question is where would
have the visa's been issued. The father had sent for his four kids, but
they came over two at a time in two different years(2 girls and 2
boys).I would like to know how to get copies of the visas on these
children. They were all born in Minsk, Russia but at the time of
departure were in Rotterdam, Netherlands. On one of the passenger lists
it even states something about a petition approved in regards to two of
the children both boys who came over in 1927. I believe that all of
these 4 children may have been in an orphanage waiting for family to
come get them.

If anyone can help me answer these questions of mine I would appreciate
it. The two girls are listed as Sara & Hana Rakowtshik and the boys as
Berel & Simon Rakovschik/Rakowschik.

Sarah Greenberg(USA)
sacredsisters3@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old U.S. passport-RAPPORT #general

Lisa Betros <lk313@...>
 

Hello cousins:
I recently obtained the passport no. for my relative Joe RAPPORT who
passed away in 1957 (U.S. Passport #565433 issued March 2, 1922 in New
Philadelphia, Ohio.)

Is it possible to get his passport application? Who would I contact?

Or possibly, could the passport no. help to locate the citizenship
papers? He was born in Lomza and I'm interested in filling out my knowledge
of his history.

Thank you,
Lisa Kahn Betros
Riverdale, NY


Tracing the Tribe blog news #general

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Schelly Talalay Dardashti, who runs the blog
<http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com> told me that there are more than a
dozen new posts, including:

Free Ancestry access to immigration records for a few more days;
Arolsen ITS records;
Gen TV: UK to US;
Judaica on Polish auction site;
Israel: Horowitz Family Reunion;
Roots Television interview; 27th
IAJGS Conference: Salt Lake City 2007;
Voice of America and genetic
genealogy;
Hamburg passenger lists: new site;
New Russian resources;
American Jewish yearbooks online;
and DNA: English aren't so English.

Saul Issroff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tracing the Tribe blog news #general

Saul Issroff <saul@...>
 

Schelly Talalay Dardashti, who runs the blog
<http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com> told me that there are more than a
dozen new posts, including:

Free Ancestry access to immigration records for a few more days;
Arolsen ITS records;
Gen TV: UK to US;
Judaica on Polish auction site;
Israel: Horowitz Family Reunion;
Roots Television interview; 27th
IAJGS Conference: Salt Lake City 2007;
Voice of America and genetic
genealogy;
Hamburg passenger lists: new site;
New Russian resources;
American Jewish yearbooks online;
and DNA: English aren't so English.

Saul Issroff


** Emergency Change for JGSGW, Rockville, Maryland, December 3, Program with Michael Goldstein #general

Jeff Miller
 

For the announced JGSGW, Rockville, Maryland, December 3, Program with
Michael Goldstein.
Due to a family emergency, Rochelle Gershenow, will not be available to take
reservations for the meeting, or to make translations appointments with
Michael Goldstein, so if you want to sign up for the meeting, or for a
translation time with Michael Goldstein, please contact Marlene Bishow at
JGSGW_DC@...


Wysokie Mazowieckie Cemetery Rededication #poland

Marv Brooks <lakebenj@...>
 

On November 23, 2006, a rededication ceremony was held at the Wysokie
Mazowieckie, Poland Jewish cemetery to mark the completion of the first
stage of restoration works. Wysokie Mazowieckie is located in NE
Poland about 1 hour >from Warsaw and 0.5 hours >from Bialystok.

Jews settled in Wysokie Mazowieckie in the 17th century. In the second
half of the 19th century the Jews became and remained the majority of
the town's citizens contributing to its economic and cultural development.
During the German occupation, in August 1941, all the Wysokie Mazowieckie
Jews were forced to live in a ghetto. The ghetto was liquidated on
November 2, 1942 and its 2000 Jewish inhabitants were sent to the labor
camp in Zambrow and afterwards in January 1943 to Auschwitz.

The project was conducted by the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) http://fodz.pl/?d=2&id=303&l=en
under the direction of Monika Krawczyk, CEO. Initial planning was done
with the Polish Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project under Norman Weinberg.
Michael Traison and Marvin Brooks were responsible for the overall planning
of the restoration supported by a group of interested landslayt.

A monument commemorating the Jewish community of the town was erected at
the cemetery. The first part of the fence surrounding about one-half the
cemetery was built, the grounds were cleared and about 50 matzevot (dating
from 1848-1942) which had been lying on the ground were put back in the
upright position. Translations have been made and will be shortly be
available on Wysokie Mazowieckie web-site.

http://www.zchor.org/wysokie/wysokie.htm

http://zchor.org/wysokie/restoration1.htm

About 300 guests attended the ceremony including the mayor, town and
government officials, local priests, the press, members of the Polish
Jewish Community, FODZ representatives, and students >from a local school.
After the ceremony Michael Traison presented awards to students who
participated in a contest concerning history of the Jewish community of
Wysokie Mazowieckie.

For more information about this project,and what else remains to be done,
please contact Marvin Brooks for details at Lakebenj@...

Marvin Brooks