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Searching Torah Scrolls database? #austria-czech

Michael Gordy <michaelgordy@...>
 

I was very happy to see Celia and others turn up
information for Maud Beer on the scrolls of Prostejov.
I looked at the CzechTorah.org website, but couldn't
see how to search their database. Exactly how does
one find out where the scrolls of a particular town
have landed up?

-- Michael Gordy


Re: Where is Torah Scroll 755 from Prossnitz {Prostejov}, Moravia? #austria-czech

Colin Cohn <colin_cohn@...>
 

There was only one synagogue in Bankstown. The
building had protuding “wings” in the shape of a Magen
David. Hopefully someone will post a photo.

Regards,
Colin Cohn
Sydney, Australia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Searching Torah Scrolls database? #austria-czech

Michael Gordy <michaelgordy@...>
 

I was very happy to see Celia and others turn up
information for Maud Beer on the scrolls of Prostejov.
I looked at the CzechTorah.org website, but couldn't
see how to search their database. Exactly how does
one find out where the scrolls of a particular town
have landed up?

-- Michael Gordy


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Where is Torah Scroll 755 from Prossnitz {Prostejov}, Moravia? #austria-czech

Colin Cohn <colin_cohn@...>
 

There was only one synagogue in Bankstown. The
building had protuding “wings” in the shape of a Magen
David. Hopefully someone will post a photo.

Regards,
Colin Cohn
Sydney, Australia


Re: Immigration details? #poland

Susan&David
 

George:
Section 5 of the Immigration Act of 1924 defines a Quota immigrant.
See: <http://www.historicaldocuments.com/ImmigrationActof1924.htm>

I have contributed passenger list transcriptions to the Immigrant Ships
Transcribers Guild <http://www.immigrantships.net/> for ships
traveling to the US >from Europe in the time period of your father's
passage and have seen the abbreviations you mention.
QIV 2802 designates an Immigration Visa within the Polish Quota. His
was number 2802 in the year 1939, or, since he sailed early in that
year, he may have been part of the 1938 quota. He probably applied at
a nearby US Counsular office in England.. Sometime the abbreviation is
QV for a quota visa.
NQIV is for a non-quota immigration visa; e.g., an immigrant coming in
from a non-quota country such as Canada.
TV is for a transit visa; a person passing through the USA en-route to
another country.
NP is for non-permanent; e.g., Children >from England sent to the US to
wait out WWII. There was no limit to their stay, but they were to return
after the War.
Not sure of PV.

David Rosen
Boston, MA



George Mason wrote:
I hope someone on the List can help me. I recently obtainied a copy of
my father's passenger manifest. He was Jewish, born in Warsaw, and
immigrated to the US >from the port of Southampton in February of 1939.
Now, I understand that it was not easy for a Jew to immigrate anywhere
in 1939, so I am interested to learn how my father may have been able
to accomplish this.
On the manifest, in Section 12, which is described as "Immigration
Visa, Passport Visa, or Reentry Permit Number (Prefix number with QIV,
NQIV, PV or NP and give section of Act involved)", for my father, it
says, "Sec. 5 QIV 2802". Can anyone tell me what the details of this
section might be that allowed my father to come to America just 7
months before Germany attacked Poland?

Thanks in advance for any help,
George Mason


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Immigration details? #poland

Susan&David
 

George:
Section 5 of the Immigration Act of 1924 defines a Quota immigrant.
See: <http://www.historicaldocuments.com/ImmigrationActof1924.htm>

I have contributed passenger list transcriptions to the Immigrant Ships
Transcribers Guild <http://www.immigrantships.net/> for ships
traveling to the US >from Europe in the time period of your father's
passage and have seen the abbreviations you mention.
QIV 2802 designates an Immigration Visa within the Polish Quota. His
was number 2802 in the year 1939, or, since he sailed early in that
year, he may have been part of the 1938 quota. He probably applied at
a nearby US Counsular office in England.. Sometime the abbreviation is
QV for a quota visa.
NQIV is for a non-quota immigration visa; e.g., an immigrant coming in
from a non-quota country such as Canada.
TV is for a transit visa; a person passing through the USA en-route to
another country.
NP is for non-permanent; e.g., Children >from England sent to the US to
wait out WWII. There was no limit to their stay, but they were to return
after the War.
Not sure of PV.

David Rosen
Boston, MA



George Mason wrote:
I hope someone on the List can help me. I recently obtainied a copy of
my father's passenger manifest. He was Jewish, born in Warsaw, and
immigrated to the US >from the port of Southampton in February of 1939.
Now, I understand that it was not easy for a Jew to immigrate anywhere
in 1939, so I am interested to learn how my father may have been able
to accomplish this.
On the manifest, in Section 12, which is described as "Immigration
Visa, Passport Visa, or Reentry Permit Number (Prefix number with QIV,
NQIV, PV or NP and give section of Act involved)", for my father, it
says, "Sec. 5 QIV 2802". Can anyone tell me what the details of this
section might be that allowed my father to come to America just 7
months before Germany attacked Poland?

Thanks in advance for any help,
George Mason


Obituaries of Herman and Rose FLEISCHMAN #general

Roni Pelled
 

Hello, Dear Colleagues!

While searching for a lost branch of the family in the states, I was able to
find tombstones of the family heads, but no further information as for their
descendants was found. The graves I've found are at Beth Israel Memorial
Park, Woodbridge, NJ.

So, I'm looking now for the obituaries of:

Herman FLEISCHMAN died March 10, 1963 *
Rose FLEISCHMAN (died September 18, 1955) - Herman's wife *
Any help will be much appreciated. Please respond privately
Thank you very much

Roni Peled, Israel
pelled@...


Latvian town name(s) #general

Joan
 

I am looking for a town named Nyra/Naira. Can't find it in my world
gazette.

Was near or part of Friedrichstadt (now Juanjelgava). or in the
Kandava/Kandau./Tukums area?

Any help available?. Much thanks,

Joan Breslow
San Marcos, Ca.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obituaries of Herman and Rose FLEISCHMAN #general

Roni Pelled
 

Hello, Dear Colleagues!

While searching for a lost branch of the family in the states, I was able to
find tombstones of the family heads, but no further information as for their
descendants was found. The graves I've found are at Beth Israel Memorial
Park, Woodbridge, NJ.

So, I'm looking now for the obituaries of:

Herman FLEISCHMAN died March 10, 1963 *
Rose FLEISCHMAN (died September 18, 1955) - Herman's wife *
Any help will be much appreciated. Please respond privately
Thank you very much

Roni Peled, Israel
pelled@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Latvian town name(s) #general

Joan
 

I am looking for a town named Nyra/Naira. Can't find it in my world
gazette.

Was near or part of Friedrichstadt (now Juanjelgava). or in the
Kandava/Kandau./Tukums area?

Any help available?. Much thanks,

Joan Breslow
San Marcos, Ca.


Retreiving documentation from Lithuania #general

Steve S <t_steve14@...>
 

Hello there:

I've recently had a moment of clarity and through the
wonderful WebPages of Jewish Genealogy and Ms. Ada Green, I
can now trace my Father's paternal line back to the 1700's,
in Kovno, Lithuania! Seems there where many Rabbis of the
Soloveichik line. Also, I've found mention of the
Soloveichik (Solovitzig, Soloejchik, etc) Rabbis in a
successful law suit against the evil goym. That's one for
our side, yeah!

Anyway, now that I've found my noble ancestors, I'd like
very much to find their documents. My question: what is
the easiest way to get copies of these old documents?
Mormons? Kovno/Kaunas Archives? somewhere in JewishGen that
I've not found yet? Also, my Father's Maternal side is
from Mariampole, Lithuania, which is to be found in the
Polish JewishGen records, found what I think is my GGM's
record of birth.

Documents I'd like to get:

from the 1874 Kaunas Census in JewishGen:
Abel Khatskel Soloveichik and family (Son of Lejzer)
Wife: Sore Rejza
Page 434, Registration #107 Family list: KRA/I-61/2/5504
also 5505 and 5516

from the 1816 Revision List in JewishGen:
Leyzer Soloveychik and family (Son of Abel)
Wife: Ryvka Soloveychik
Revision List - KRA/I-61/2/124

The above would be a great start and I look forward to
hearing >from those who can help. Thank you for your time
and effort on my behalf.

Best Wishes, Steve Sola

Genealogy Great-GrandParents:

Father's Paternal side:
GGF Max Solovitzig
Son of: Avi Yecheskiel, per gravestone
Born: Kovno, Lithuania 1859
Died: Chicago, Illinois 1902
Arrived USA: 1879, Married 1884
GGM Sarah Solovitzig (nee: Wilensky)(1862-1933)
Daughter of: Tsvi Hirsch, per gravestone
Arrived USA: 1881, 4 children, 3 boys and a girl.

Father's Maternal side, questions there:
Anton S.J. Fleishman (1852-1923)
Married 1876, Warsaw, Poland??? Arrived USA: 1889
Marie Fleishman (nee: Fisher) (1857-1942)
States on death certificate Marie was born in Warsaw, Poland
1900 US Census preg x15 & 9 surviving children!

My Father, Marshall Lewis Sola, (1918-1983)
Lived Chicago, Illinois entire life.
My Grandparents and my Father's parents:
GF Ralph Solovitzig/Sola (1884-1948)
Lived Chicago, Illinois entire life.
Married: 27 June 1915, Chicago, Illinois
GM Edith (Ida) Sola (nee: Fleishman) (1891-1977)
Lived Chicago, Illinois entire life.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Retreiving documentation from Lithuania #general

Steve S <t_steve14@...>
 

Hello there:

I've recently had a moment of clarity and through the
wonderful WebPages of Jewish Genealogy and Ms. Ada Green, I
can now trace my Father's paternal line back to the 1700's,
in Kovno, Lithuania! Seems there where many Rabbis of the
Soloveichik line. Also, I've found mention of the
Soloveichik (Solovitzig, Soloejchik, etc) Rabbis in a
successful law suit against the evil goym. That's one for
our side, yeah!

Anyway, now that I've found my noble ancestors, I'd like
very much to find their documents. My question: what is
the easiest way to get copies of these old documents?
Mormons? Kovno/Kaunas Archives? somewhere in JewishGen that
I've not found yet? Also, my Father's Maternal side is
from Mariampole, Lithuania, which is to be found in the
Polish JewishGen records, found what I think is my GGM's
record of birth.

Documents I'd like to get:

from the 1874 Kaunas Census in JewishGen:
Abel Khatskel Soloveichik and family (Son of Lejzer)
Wife: Sore Rejza
Page 434, Registration #107 Family list: KRA/I-61/2/5504
also 5505 and 5516

from the 1816 Revision List in JewishGen:
Leyzer Soloveychik and family (Son of Abel)
Wife: Ryvka Soloveychik
Revision List - KRA/I-61/2/124

The above would be a great start and I look forward to
hearing >from those who can help. Thank you for your time
and effort on my behalf.

Best Wishes, Steve Sola

Genealogy Great-GrandParents:

Father's Paternal side:
GGF Max Solovitzig
Son of: Avi Yecheskiel, per gravestone
Born: Kovno, Lithuania 1859
Died: Chicago, Illinois 1902
Arrived USA: 1879, Married 1884
GGM Sarah Solovitzig (nee: Wilensky)(1862-1933)
Daughter of: Tsvi Hirsch, per gravestone
Arrived USA: 1881, 4 children, 3 boys and a girl.

Father's Maternal side, questions there:
Anton S.J. Fleishman (1852-1923)
Married 1876, Warsaw, Poland??? Arrived USA: 1889
Marie Fleishman (nee: Fisher) (1857-1942)
States on death certificate Marie was born in Warsaw, Poland
1900 US Census preg x15 & 9 surviving children!

My Father, Marshall Lewis Sola, (1918-1983)
Lived Chicago, Illinois entire life.
My Grandparents and my Father's parents:
GF Ralph Solovitzig/Sola (1884-1948)
Lived Chicago, Illinois entire life.
Married: 27 June 1915, Chicago, Illinois
GM Edith (Ida) Sola (nee: Fleishman) (1891-1977)
Lived Chicago, Illinois entire life.


Re: [frenchsig] FERBER/LANET families #general

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear Janette,

Please do not overlook the SIGs of JewishGen, where so many of the
specialists in a country or region are found.

The best place for you post this question is to the FrenchSIG on
JewishGen. We have many experts in France, and French records, who are
very helpful!

Go to our website: <www.jewishgen.org/french> And then click on the
Link to Subscribe, and follow the instructions on your screen to
subscribe. That will enable you to post and receive messages >from our
members. It is similar to the way you subscribed to the general
JewishGen Discussion list.

Good luck,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG
===
Janette Silverman wrote:


I am looking for Maurice Robert FERBER dob 1924 in California, USA and
his wife, Josefina LANET >from somewhere in France. Maurice's parents
were Abraham FERBER and Rose STEIN, both born in the USA in 1886 and
1888 respectively. Family lore says that they moved to France and
were heard >from briefly - no one seems to know much about them. Any
help would be appreciated. I haven't researched France before and am
just starting on this branch. Please reply privately.

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: [frenchsig] FERBER/LANET families #general

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear Janette,

Please do not overlook the SIGs of JewishGen, where so many of the
specialists in a country or region are found.

The best place for you post this question is to the FrenchSIG on
JewishGen. We have many experts in France, and French records, who are
very helpful!

Go to our website: <www.jewishgen.org/french> And then click on the
Link to Subscribe, and follow the instructions on your screen to
subscribe. That will enable you to post and receive messages >from our
members. It is similar to the way you subscribed to the general
JewishGen Discussion list.

Good luck,
Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
FrenchSIG
===
Janette Silverman wrote:


I am looking for Maurice Robert FERBER dob 1924 in California, USA and
his wife, Josefina LANET >from somewhere in France. Maurice's parents
were Abraham FERBER and Rose STEIN, both born in the USA in 1886 and
1888 respectively. Family lore says that they moved to France and
were heard >from briefly - no one seems to know much about them. Any
help would be appreciated. I haven't researched France before and am
just starting on this branch. Please reply privately.

Janette Silverman
Phoenix, AZ


Holocaust era insurance policies #general

Tomer Brunner
 

some years ago the "Generali Fund" was established, in order to compensate
heirs of people who were insured by "Generali" company and perished in the
Holocaust.

People who think that their relatives had insurance policy, issued by
"Generali", can contact the fund *** directly *** (without the help of
lawyers, etc..) and *** with with no cost at all ***.

"Generali Fund" do not publish a list of policy holders, but there is a site
which allows searching for policy holders of "Generali" and other companies.
The site is at www.pheip.org/search.asp

* I suggest that you enter only the surname and go through the all list of
results.
* Enter different spellings of your surnames.

If a person had insurance at "Generali" - it would *probably* be indicated
on this site. (it seems that other companies are not specified, even
though the names of insured people are found on the site).

If you find a relative with "Generali" insurance policy (or if not and you
just want to be sure...) I strongly suggest that you contact "Generali
Fund" office and ask for claim forms.
I know only the address of the office in Jerusalem:

1 Shazar st.
P.O.B 36311
Jerusalem 91360
ISRAEL

(if you are not located in Israel you might want to search for a local
office, if exists...)

If indeed they find a policy of your relatives then, besides the possible
payment that the heirs might get, you can also get some genealogical
details like:
Date and place of birth and occupation of the policy holder and name of
spouse.

As far as I know, the last date for submitting claims is January 2007, so
now is the time to do it!

Good luck!

Tomer Brunner, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust era insurance policies #general

Tomer Brunner
 

some years ago the "Generali Fund" was established, in order to compensate
heirs of people who were insured by "Generali" company and perished in the
Holocaust.

People who think that their relatives had insurance policy, issued by
"Generali", can contact the fund *** directly *** (without the help of
lawyers, etc..) and *** with with no cost at all ***.

"Generali Fund" do not publish a list of policy holders, but there is a site
which allows searching for policy holders of "Generali" and other companies.
The site is at www.pheip.org/search.asp

* I suggest that you enter only the surname and go through the all list of
results.
* Enter different spellings of your surnames.

If a person had insurance at "Generali" - it would *probably* be indicated
on this site. (it seems that other companies are not specified, even
though the names of insured people are found on the site).

If you find a relative with "Generali" insurance policy (or if not and you
just want to be sure...) I strongly suggest that you contact "Generali
Fund" office and ask for claim forms.
I know only the address of the office in Jerusalem:

1 Shazar st.
P.O.B 36311
Jerusalem 91360
ISRAEL

(if you are not located in Israel you might want to search for a local
office, if exists...)

If indeed they find a policy of your relatives then, besides the possible
payment that the heirs might get, you can also get some genealogical
details like:
Date and place of birth and occupation of the policy holder and name of
spouse.

As far as I know, the last date for submitting claims is January 2007, so
now is the time to do it!

Good luck!

Tomer Brunner, Israel


Two new links on the FrenchSIG website! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Please note that two new links have been added to the FrenchSIG website.

They are the two mentioned very helpfully by Manuela Wyler, for you to
do a search for people who were interned in some of the French camps, or
are listed on the Memorial of the Shoah website.

We hope they will be of assistance to you!
Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators FrenchSIG


French SIG #France Two new links on the FrenchSIG website! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

Please note that two new links have been added to the FrenchSIG website.

They are the two mentioned very helpfully by Manuela Wyler, for you to
do a search for people who were interned in some of the French camps, or
are listed on the Memorial of the Shoah website.

We hope they will be of assistance to you!
Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators FrenchSIG


Manifests from arrivals at Ellis Island and other locations #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Passengers travelling together were not always listed together, when
not in the same immediate family. So to amplify yesterday's message from
Barbara Zimmer below, depending on the potential for finding additional
relatives, how important that information might be, and how obsessive you
are, check *all* pages of ship manifests for other passengers going to the
same relative or destination. If the handwriting is hard to read but the
town of origin is small, you can look at that instead.

And may you all find lots of new information in the remaining days of
the "free-for-all."

<<<Barabara Zimmer said, "When you do your search for the newly posted
records at A***.com (or for any other records that you may find), make
sure to go forward or backward by one page and thus secure the **second
page of the manifest which includes more data on your selected immigrant.
This often where the nearest relative or contact in the US is
mentioned.">>>

Regards,

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Manifests from arrivals at Ellis Island and other locations #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Passengers travelling together were not always listed together, when
not in the same immediate family. So to amplify yesterday's message from
Barbara Zimmer below, depending on the potential for finding additional
relatives, how important that information might be, and how obsessive you
are, check *all* pages of ship manifests for other passengers going to the
same relative or destination. If the handwriting is hard to read but the
town of origin is small, you can look at that instead.

And may you all find lots of new information in the remaining days of
the "free-for-all."

<<<Barabara Zimmer said, "When you do your search for the newly posted
records at A***.com (or for any other records that you may find), make
sure to go forward or backward by one page and thus secure the **second
page of the manifest which includes more data on your selected immigrant.
This often where the nearest relative or contact in the US is
mentioned.">>>

Regards,

Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.