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Sam Zulty Ellis Island #general

franck
 

Hello,

39 Zulty,Sam Kernize, Russia 1914 40y
http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/kurenets/k_pages/k_ellis.html

I would like to know where is Kernize (city) in Russia ?

Franck d'Almeida-Zolty
France


Re: Pike Street Shul #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Victoria Reed wrote

Edward Kaplan is trying to find where his relatives
are buried. It's possible they were members of the
"Pike Street Shul" on the lower East side of
Manhattan, also known as Congregation Sons of Israel
Kalvarier (this per Oscar Israelowtiz's book "Lower
East Side Tourbook). Does anyone know what
landsmanshaft society or cemetery might have been
associated with this shul?
Could be one of those three societies:

Kalverier, Society of the Sons of Israel (also known as Hebra B'nai Israel
Kalverier)

Congregation and Chebra Ukadisha Bnai Israel Mikalwarie

Kalwarier Young Men's Association
--
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sam Zulty Ellis Island #general

franck
 

Hello,

39 Zulty,Sam Kernize, Russia 1914 40y
http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/kurenets/k_pages/k_ellis.html

I would like to know where is Kernize (city) in Russia ?

Franck d'Almeida-Zolty
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pike Street Shul #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Victoria Reed wrote

Edward Kaplan is trying to find where his relatives
are buried. It's possible they were members of the
"Pike Street Shul" on the lower East side of
Manhattan, also known as Congregation Sons of Israel
Kalvarier (this per Oscar Israelowtiz's book "Lower
East Side Tourbook). Does anyone know what
landsmanshaft society or cemetery might have been
associated with this shul?
Could be one of those three societies:

Kalverier, Society of the Sons of Israel (also known as Hebra B'nai Israel
Kalverier)

Congregation and Chebra Ukadisha Bnai Israel Mikalwarie

Kalwarier Young Men's Association
--
Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Re: MUSHIN, FAGELMAN, etc. #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

The usual situation for emigration was that the father went first to
get settled and, often, to earn enough money for more tickets.
Gradually the kids would come over, teens and pre-teens in little
groups. Eventually, Mom would follow with the baby and toddlers.

So, in 1902 Chaim (Hebrew name) or Hyman (English version of the same
thing) met his wife Leal (Leah without the loop part of the h and Lena
in English) at the boat.

Where was Samuel? Well, it depends. Was he old enough to travel by
himself (my ggrandmother came by herself at age 11)? He could have
been in the US already. Or he may have been left with grandparents or
somebody in Europe and came later. Maybe he got measles or something.

HIAS would have been the Immigrant Aid Society, then and now.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: MUSHIN, FAGELMAN, etc. #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

The usual situation for emigration was that the father went first to
get settled and, often, to earn enough money for more tickets.
Gradually the kids would come over, teens and pre-teens in little
groups. Eventually, Mom would follow with the baby and toddlers.

So, in 1902 Chaim (Hebrew name) or Hyman (English version of the same
thing) met his wife Leal (Leah without the loop part of the h and Lena
in English) at the boat.

Where was Samuel? Well, it depends. Was he old enough to travel by
himself (my ggrandmother came by herself at age 11)? He could have
been in the US already. Or he may have been left with grandparents or
somebody in Europe and came later. Maybe he got measles or something.

HIAS would have been the Immigrant Aid Society, then and now.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Agudat Achim Cemetery in Los Angeles - Peretz PARKER #general

tina levine
 

I am trying to obtain headstone information for Peretz
PARKER (born Peretz PACHTER) who died 4/30/1936 and is
buried at Agudat Achim Cemetery, 1022 South Downey
Road in Los Angeles.

I need to know the name of his father in order to
confirm that Peretz was/was not a brother of my
great-grandfather David Pachter.

I would be most grateful if someone could go there and
either take a photo or email me the name of his father
as it appears on the headstone.

Sincere thanks to anyone who can help out. Please
respond privately.

Tina Pachter Levine
Searching: PACHTER-Siemiatycze, KIRZNER-Lyakhovich, ZOLONDEK/ROSENBERG-Wawolnica


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Agudat Achim Cemetery in Los Angeles - Peretz PARKER #general

tina levine
 

I am trying to obtain headstone information for Peretz
PARKER (born Peretz PACHTER) who died 4/30/1936 and is
buried at Agudat Achim Cemetery, 1022 South Downey
Road in Los Angeles.

I need to know the name of his father in order to
confirm that Peretz was/was not a brother of my
great-grandfather David Pachter.

I would be most grateful if someone could go there and
either take a photo or email me the name of his father
as it appears on the headstone.

Sincere thanks to anyone who can help out. Please
respond privately.

Tina Pachter Levine
Searching: PACHTER-Siemiatycze, KIRZNER-Lyakhovich, ZOLONDEK/ROSENBERG-Wawolnica


Forced Sales of Berlin Property 1935 #germany

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,
A cousin tells me that his father & uncle owned an apartment house
(in what later became the Russian Zone), and that they were forced to
sell it in late 1935 when they were expelled by the Gestapo. My
cousin does not know the address. Does anyone know if records still
exist of such forced sales of Jewish property? Best,

Steve Orlen Tucson, AZ <sorlen@email.arizona.edu>


German SIG #Germany Forced Sales of Berlin Property 1935 #germany

Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,
A cousin tells me that his father & uncle owned an apartment house
(in what later became the Russian Zone), and that they were forced to
sell it in late 1935 when they were expelled by the Gestapo. My
cousin does not know the address. Does anyone know if records still
exist of such forced sales of Jewish property? Best,

Steve Orlen Tucson, AZ <sorlen@email.arizona.edu>


Galicia Records from Lviv Archive at LDS #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

It is indeed exciting news, as Mark Jacobson and Renee Steinig have
written, to know that the LDS-FHL catalogers have now made available
all the microfilm rolls on the Galician Jewish community filmed in
the Lviv archives over the past several years.

To simplify searching, the link to ALL of these films, under the
heading Metrical books, 1820-1939 - Author, Jewish Congregation. Lviv
is at

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.
asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1359270&disp=
Metrical+books++

with this notation:

<<This is a preliminary description provided to allow immediate
microfilm access. Microreproduction of manuscripts at the Central
State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv. Jewish records (births,
marriages, deaths) for congregations in Galizien, Austria; later in
Poland; now in L'viv, Ternopil' and Ivano-Frankivs'k districts,
Ukraine. Most film notes cover inclusive dates and events may be
missing for some years. An archival register is found on film with
GS# 2405309, item 18. Text in Latin with some German, Polish or
Ukrainian.>>

The year listing is inaccurate in that certain records (such as
Velyki Ochi b/d) start at 1791, and there are records for Grzymalow
(Grimaylov) marriages >from the 1920s -1940, Pidvolochysk through
1942, Ternopil through 1942, and many others. Although mostly vital
records, there is also a film for "name changes" in Mykulyni for
1905-1922.

Also important to note is that the LDS has not filmed the property,
land and notary records for Galician and Ukrainian towns in the Lviv
Archives which hold useful genealogical information and are worth
researching if you go in person to Ukraine.

Regarding cataloguing decisions, the LDS officials have explained
that as they discover typographical errors and incorrect
transliterations they will revise entries. They are using the
Library of Congress transliteration scheme without the ligatures.

Right now one must look under the province of L'viv to find the
entry rather than under the name of the place. The congregation
level entries will be created in the future (besides the few that
have already been created).

Most of the films for this collection have not been analyzed so they
are going with what the archival inventory says, but will eventually
need to analyze the films to identify three places that they could
not locate and may not be in Poland: Liubych, Riashiv (Rzeszow?),
Velyki Ochi, and Tychyn. In some other cases (as with Grimaylov)
Miriam Weiner's website has updated or corrected information on what
a film contains, versus what is written on the archival book. Best
to consult both sources before ordering.

They have retained the historical names in the inventory while
several have changed:

Budzaniv in 1945 to Budaniv
Zhovkva in 1951 to Nesterov
Kam'ianka Strumilova in 1944 to Kam'ianka Buz'ka
Zymna Voda in 1940 to Vodiane
Stanislaviv in 1962 to Ivano-Frankivsk
Khrystynopil' in 1951 to Chervonograd

Also, two localities have been absorbed into L'viv: Znesinnia and
Kozel'nyky.

We hope to organize an indexing project in the near future, if
permission is granted, but that takes time. Until then, these films
can be ordered at your local Family History Center for a small fee
and searched on your own, or you can come to the Salt Lake City
conference in July 2007, pre-order these films for no fee, and start
searching then.

Remember to refer to Mark Halpern's guide to deciphering Galician
record headings >from different years at

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/galicia/GalicianVitalRecords_Titles_Nov2002.pdf

As more information on these films becomes available we will update
the list. If you order films and have research successes, please
share them with this group. If you have ordered metrical records
from JRI-Poland, these Lviv Archive records will look quite similar
even though variations are many. Remember that there are NO indexes
with these films. You must search record by record, year by year, to
find those pertaining to your family. There is no easy approach to
this research, except by narrowing down your search to the likely
towns and years these events might have occured. No surname indexes
exist at present. Slow going, but worth it.

If you have other questions about ordering these films or what is
on them, I suggest you contact your local Family History Center
directly.

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Be sure to paste all three lines of the
FamilySearch address into your browser without spaces, or use this
shortcut: http://tinyurl.com/y597jv .


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galicia Records from Lviv Archive at LDS #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

It is indeed exciting news, as Mark Jacobson and Renee Steinig have
written, to know that the LDS-FHL catalogers have now made available
all the microfilm rolls on the Galician Jewish community filmed in
the Lviv archives over the past several years.

To simplify searching, the link to ALL of these films, under the
heading Metrical books, 1820-1939 - Author, Jewish Congregation. Lviv
is at

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.
asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=1359270&disp=
Metrical+books++

with this notation:

<<This is a preliminary description provided to allow immediate
microfilm access. Microreproduction of manuscripts at the Central
State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv. Jewish records (births,
marriages, deaths) for congregations in Galizien, Austria; later in
Poland; now in L'viv, Ternopil' and Ivano-Frankivs'k districts,
Ukraine. Most film notes cover inclusive dates and events may be
missing for some years. An archival register is found on film with
GS# 2405309, item 18. Text in Latin with some German, Polish or
Ukrainian.>>

The year listing is inaccurate in that certain records (such as
Velyki Ochi b/d) start at 1791, and there are records for Grzymalow
(Grimaylov) marriages >from the 1920s -1940, Pidvolochysk through
1942, Ternopil through 1942, and many others. Although mostly vital
records, there is also a film for "name changes" in Mykulyni for
1905-1922.

Also important to note is that the LDS has not filmed the property,
land and notary records for Galician and Ukrainian towns in the Lviv
Archives which hold useful genealogical information and are worth
researching if you go in person to Ukraine.

Regarding cataloguing decisions, the LDS officials have explained
that as they discover typographical errors and incorrect
transliterations they will revise entries. They are using the
Library of Congress transliteration scheme without the ligatures.

Right now one must look under the province of L'viv to find the
entry rather than under the name of the place. The congregation
level entries will be created in the future (besides the few that
have already been created).

Most of the films for this collection have not been analyzed so they
are going with what the archival inventory says, but will eventually
need to analyze the films to identify three places that they could
not locate and may not be in Poland: Liubych, Riashiv (Rzeszow?),
Velyki Ochi, and Tychyn. In some other cases (as with Grimaylov)
Miriam Weiner's website has updated or corrected information on what
a film contains, versus what is written on the archival book. Best
to consult both sources before ordering.

They have retained the historical names in the inventory while
several have changed:

Budzaniv in 1945 to Budaniv
Zhovkva in 1951 to Nesterov
Kam'ianka Strumilova in 1944 to Kam'ianka Buz'ka
Zymna Voda in 1940 to Vodiane
Stanislaviv in 1962 to Ivano-Frankivsk
Khrystynopil' in 1951 to Chervonograd

Also, two localities have been absorbed into L'viv: Znesinnia and
Kozel'nyky.

We hope to organize an indexing project in the near future, if
permission is granted, but that takes time. Until then, these films
can be ordered at your local Family History Center for a small fee
and searched on your own, or you can come to the Salt Lake City
conference in July 2007, pre-order these films for no fee, and start
searching then.

Remember to refer to Mark Halpern's guide to deciphering Galician
record headings >from different years at

http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/galicia/GalicianVitalRecords_Titles_Nov2002.pdf

As more information on these films becomes available we will update
the list. If you order films and have research successes, please
share them with this group. If you have ordered metrical records
from JRI-Poland, these Lviv Archive records will look quite similar
even though variations are many. Remember that there are NO indexes
with these films. You must search record by record, year by year, to
find those pertaining to your family. There is no easy approach to
this research, except by narrowing down your search to the likely
towns and years these events might have occured. No surname indexes
exist at present. Slow going, but worth it.

If you have other questions about ordering these films or what is
on them, I suggest you contact your local Family History Center
directly.

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Be sure to paste all three lines of the
FamilySearch address into your browser without spaces, or use this
shortcut: http://tinyurl.com/y597jv .


Re: town of Korowa #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Mordechai:

My bet is Kozova (Kozowa in Polish) at 4926, 2509, which is not far
from Tarnopol. JRI-Poland has indexed the available 1877-1902 births
for that town, which can be searched at www.jri-poland.org by
clicking on Search Database. A search of the database will find many
entries matching HAMMER/HAMER and Kozowa/Kozova.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Mordechai Fine wrote...

I have found what might possibly be my g-grandfather's brother's
(Salomon Hammer) immigration record showing that he arrived in
1898 >from Korowa. Other records and family tradition indicate
that our Hammer family came >from Tarnopol....


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: town of Korowa #galicia

Mark Halpern
 

Mordechai:

My bet is Kozova (Kozowa in Polish) at 4926, 2509, which is not far
from Tarnopol. JRI-Poland has indexed the available 1877-1902 births
for that town, which can be searched at www.jri-poland.org by
clicking on Search Database. A search of the database will find many
entries matching HAMMER/HAMER and Kozowa/Kozova.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland AGAD Archive Coordinator

Mordechai Fine wrote...

I have found what might possibly be my g-grandfather's brother's
(Salomon Hammer) immigration record showing that he arrived in
1898 >from Korowa. Other records and family tradition indicate
that our Hammer family came >from Tarnopol....


Weitzners of Lemberg/L'vov #galicia

Marty Epstein <meepstein@...>
 

I'm looking for info on the Weitzner family of Lemberg, Galicia.
My grandfather Rubin Weitzner and his older brother Charles
arrived in 1891. Some family members think Charles arrived first
and Rubin followed later. Rubin marries Pauli Schein / Pauline
Schoen and had four children. He worked as a conductor for the NYC
Transit Authority. Charles married Yetta Upin and had nine children.
Charles died young in an industrial accident in 1917.

Marty Epstein
meepstein@insightbb.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Weitzners of Lemberg/L'vov #galicia

Marty Epstein <meepstein@...>
 

I'm looking for info on the Weitzner family of Lemberg, Galicia.
My grandfather Rubin Weitzner and his older brother Charles
arrived in 1891. Some family members think Charles arrived first
and Rubin followed later. Rubin marries Pauli Schein / Pauline
Schoen and had four children. He worked as a conductor for the NYC
Transit Authority. Charles married Yetta Upin and had nine children.
Charles died young in an industrial accident in 1917.

Marty Epstein
meepstein@insightbb.com


Generali insurance claims #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

On Nov. 14, Tomer Brunner posted a message here about filing
claims with the Generali Fund, established to compensate heirs of
people who were insured by the Generali company and perished in
the Holocaust. Tomer also posted his message to the Austria-Czech
mailing list, where several people responded with additional
information. Anyone interested in filing a claim might want to read
those messages. You can find them (and Tomer's original message) by
searching the JewishGen SIG Archives
<http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop>
for the word Generali.

On Nov. 27, lawyers announced the settlement of a class-action
suit against Generali. Claim forms are available at
www.nazierainsurancesettlement.com and should be postmarked no
later than March 31, 2007.

I know nothing more about this subject -- just wanted to follow
up on Tomer's message to this list. The best place for further
discussion is h-justice, a discussion group which specifically
deals with Holocaust-era restitutions and compensations. Their
site is <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h-justice>.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Generali insurance claims #galicia

Renee Steinig
 

On Nov. 14, Tomer Brunner posted a message here about filing
claims with the Generali Fund, established to compensate heirs of
people who were insured by the Generali company and perished in
the Holocaust. Tomer also posted his message to the Austria-Czech
mailing list, where several people responded with additional
information. Anyone interested in filing a claim might want to read
those messages. You can find them (and Tomer's original message) by
searching the JewishGen SIG Archives
<http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigspop>
for the word Generali.

On Nov. 27, lawyers announced the settlement of a class-action
suit against Generali. Claim forms are available at
www.nazierainsurancesettlement.com and should be postmarked no
later than March 31, 2007.

I know nothing more about this subject -- just wanted to follow
up on Tomer's message to this list. The best place for further
discussion is h-justice, a discussion group which specifically
deals with Holocaust-era restitutions and compensations. Their
site is <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h-justice>.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@gmail.com


Significance of Kohen ancestry #dna

Vivian Kahn
 

My maternal grandfather was a Kohen and my paternal grandfathers
were both Levites. All of this is apparently irrelevant to my son's
genetic ancestry. Moreover, there seems to be no genetic relevance
whatsoever for us female descendants. I haven't yet determined if
my maternal grandmother's ancestors were Levites or Kohen. If they
were, does it make any difference >from a genetic standpoint?

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA


DNA Research #DNA Significance of Kohen ancestry #dna

Vivian Kahn
 

My maternal grandfather was a Kohen and my paternal grandfathers
were both Levites. All of this is apparently irrelevant to my son's
genetic ancestry. Moreover, there seems to be no genetic relevance
whatsoever for us female descendants. I haven't yet determined if
my maternal grandmother's ancestors were Levites or Kohen. If they
were, does it make any difference >from a genetic standpoint?

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA