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San Francisco look ups #general

Evelyn Filippi
 

Dear Genners again many thanks for the response , the good advice ,
the photos and the manifests, the new things im learning and the help i am
getting which leads me to another request. If anybody is in the San
Fransico area in California.........i need a few look ups for obituarys
They are Julius and Regina LEWITZKY. She died sept 24 1994 and he
died dec 21 1982. It seems that the impossible is happening and thanks
to the good people in here another brick wall is coming down . Many thanks
Evelyn Filippi
Manhattan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen San Francisco look ups #general

Evelyn Filippi
 

Dear Genners again many thanks for the response , the good advice ,
the photos and the manifests, the new things im learning and the help i am
getting which leads me to another request. If anybody is in the San
Fransico area in California.........i need a few look ups for obituarys
They are Julius and Regina LEWITZKY. She died sept 24 1994 and he
died dec 21 1982. It seems that the impossible is happening and thanks
to the good people in here another brick wall is coming down . Many thanks
Evelyn Filippi
Manhattan


Radoszyce Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Radoszyce - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Radoszyce is located in the Konskie powiat, 41.1
kilometers NW of Kielce and 140.0 kilometers SSW of
Warsaw.

Summary of Radoszyce Records Being Indexed

There are more than 2,500 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Radoszyce indices.

ALEKSANDROWICZ (30), BARAN (22), BIRENBAUM (20),
CHORENSLUP (19), CHRZANOWICZ (35), FINKLER (21),
GANCARSKAIA (21), GANCARSKI (26), GOLDBERG (23),
JAKUBOWICZ (26), KAPELUSZ (23), KLAPER (24),
LISOPRAWSKAIA (20), LISOPRAWSKI (29), ROZENBERG (33),
ROZENBLUM (83), SKOCZYLAS (19), SPIRYTUS (19), SZEJER
(90), TENENBAUM (75), WAKS (50).


A list of all surnames appearing in the Radoszyce
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/radoszyce_surn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Radoszyce project or may be interested in becoming the
Radoszyce Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Radoszyce Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Radoszyce - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Radoszyce is located in the Konskie powiat, 41.1
kilometers NW of Kielce and 140.0 kilometers SSW of
Warsaw.

Summary of Radoszyce Records Being Indexed

There are more than 2,500 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Radoszyce indices.

ALEKSANDROWICZ (30), BARAN (22), BIRENBAUM (20),
CHORENSLUP (19), CHRZANOWICZ (35), FINKLER (21),
GANCARSKAIA (21), GANCARSKI (26), GOLDBERG (23),
JAKUBOWICZ (26), KAPELUSZ (23), KLAPER (24),
LISOPRAWSKAIA (20), LISOPRAWSKI (29), ROZENBERG (33),
ROZENBLUM (83), SKOCZYLAS (19), SPIRYTUS (19), SZEJER
(90), TENENBAUM (75), WAKS (50).


A list of all surnames appearing in the Radoszyce
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/radoszyce_surn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Radoszyce project or may be interested in becoming the
Radoszyce Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Daleszyce Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Daleszyce - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Daleszyce is located in the Kielce powiat, 9.5
kilometers E of Kielce and 159.9 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

Summary of Daleszyce Records Being Indexed

There are more than 320 records being indexed as part
of this project. The types and years of records are
as follows:

Births: 1897-1904
Marriages: 1897-1904
Deaths: 1897-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Daleszyce indices.

BEKERMAN (21), CHIRSZMAN (6), DROKMACHER (5),
FAJGENBAUM (4), FRAJDMAN (4), JOSKOWICZ (4),
KIRSZENBAUM (5), KLAJMAN (4), KUFLEWICZ (5), KUPERBERG
(13), MACHTYNGER (5), MIODECKA (5), PASTERNAK (5),
RAWET (4), ROZENBERG (7), RUBINOWICZ (5), SZTARKMAN
(12), WAJNSZTAT (5), WAJNSZTOK (5), WAKSMAN (4),
WLOSZCZOWSKI (4), WULFOWICZ (9), ZABA (4), ZAJDENBERG
(4), ZILBERBERG (8).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Daleszyce
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/daleszyce_surn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Daleszyce project or may be interested in becoming the
Daleszyce Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Daleszyce Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Daleszyce - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Daleszyce is located in the Kielce powiat, 9.5
kilometers E of Kielce and 159.9 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

Summary of Daleszyce Records Being Indexed

There are more than 320 records being indexed as part
of this project. The types and years of records are
as follows:

Births: 1897-1904
Marriages: 1897-1904
Deaths: 1897-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Daleszyce indices.

BEKERMAN (21), CHIRSZMAN (6), DROKMACHER (5),
FAJGENBAUM (4), FRAJDMAN (4), JOSKOWICZ (4),
KIRSZENBAUM (5), KLAJMAN (4), KUFLEWICZ (5), KUPERBERG
(13), MACHTYNGER (5), MIODECKA (5), PASTERNAK (5),
RAWET (4), ROZENBERG (7), RUBINOWICZ (5), SZTARKMAN
(12), WAJNSZTAT (5), WAJNSZTOK (5), WAKSMAN (4),
WLOSZCZOWSKI (4), WULFOWICZ (9), ZABA (4), ZAJDENBERG
(4), ZILBERBERG (8).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Daleszyce
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/psa/daleszyce_surn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Daleszyce project or may be interested in becoming the
Daleszyce Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Bodzentyn Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Bodzentyn - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Bodzentyn is located in the Kielce powiat, 24.7
kilometers ENE of Kielce and 144.5 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

Summary of Bodzentyn Records Being Indexed

There are more than 3,000 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Bodzentyn indices.

BAUMEL (31), BERKOWICZ (29), BIRENBAUM (25),
BORENSZTAJN (38), CUKER (30), CUKERMAN (55),
DAWIDOWICZ (49), GOLDBERG (35), GRYNBLAT (59),
LIBERMAN (43), PLICHTENTRAJ (31), ROZENBERG (63),
ROZENCWAJG (40), SZACHTER (88), SZAFIR (82), SZTARKMAN
(82), WAJNGOLD (85), WAJNTROB (35), ZILBERBERG (148),
ZILBERSZTAJN (98).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Bodzentyn
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/surnames/bodzentyn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Bodzentyn project or may be interested in becoming the
Bodzentyn Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bodzentyn Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Bodzentyn - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons)
- have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw
as part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Bodzentyn is located in the Kielce powiat, 24.7
kilometers ENE of Kielce and 144.5 kilometers S of
Warsaw.

Summary of Bodzentyn Records Being Indexed

There are more than 3,000 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Bodzentyn indices.

BAUMEL (31), BERKOWICZ (29), BIRENBAUM (25),
BORENSZTAJN (38), CUKER (30), CUKERMAN (55),
DAWIDOWICZ (49), GOLDBERG (35), GRYNBLAT (59),
LIBERMAN (43), PLICHTENTRAJ (31), ROZENBERG (63),
ROZENCWAJG (40), SZACHTER (88), SZAFIR (82), SZTARKMAN
(82), WAJNGOLD (85), WAJNTROB (35), ZILBERBERG (148),
ZILBERSZTAJN (98).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Bodzentyn
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/surnames/bodzentyn.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Bodzentyn project or may be interested in becoming the
Bodzentyn Town Leader, please contact me at:
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Konskie Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Konskie - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons) -
have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw as
part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Konskie is located in the Konskie powiat, 41.1
kilometers NNW of Kielce and 123.4 kilometers SSW of
Warsaw.

Summary of Konskie Records Being Indexed

There are more than 6,100 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Konskie indices.

BAND (43), EJZENBERG (107), GOLD (52), GOLDBERG
(89), GRUNDMAN (96), JAKUBOWICZ (94), JURKEWICZ
(52), KAC (51), KURCBART (83), LEWKOWICZ (60),
OKSENBERG (67), ORENBUCH (54), RAFALOWICZ (75),
ROZEN (48), ROZENCWAJG (86), SZAJEWICZ (69),
SZTARKMAN (42), WAJSMAN (65), ZLOTOGURSKAIA (55),
ZLOTOGURSKI (51).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Konskie
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/surnames/konskie.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Konskie project, please contact Monica Gruenberg, Town
Leader, at: monigruenberg@bluewin.ch.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Konskie Project at the Kielce Archives #general

Erez Gotlieb <erezgot@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers,

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project is happy
to announce that the indices to all the Jewish vital
records of Konskie - not filmed by the LDS (Mormons) -
have been indexed by the JRI-Poland team in Warsaw as
part of the Kielce Polish State Archives (PSA)
Project.

Konskie is located in the Konskie powiat, 41.1
kilometers NNW of Kielce and 123.4 kilometers SSW of
Warsaw.

Summary of Konskie Records Being Indexed

There are more than 6,100 records being indexed as
part of this project. The types and years of records
are as follows:

Births: 1885-1904
Marriages: 1885-1904
Deaths: 1885-1904.

Surnames Found in the New Indices

These are the most common surnames found in the
Konskie indices.

BAND (43), EJZENBERG (107), GOLD (52), GOLDBERG
(89), GRUNDMAN (96), JAKUBOWICZ (94), JURKEWICZ
(52), KAC (51), KURCBART (83), LEWKOWICZ (60),
OKSENBERG (67), ORENBUCH (54), RAFALOWICZ (75),
ROZEN (48), ROZENCWAJG (86), SZAJEWICZ (69),
SZTARKMAN (42), WAJSMAN (65), ZLOTOGURSKAIA (55),
ZLOTOGURSKI (51).

A list of all surnames appearing in the Konskie
indices is now online at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/surnames/konskie.htm.

If you would like to know the number of times any
surname appears in the new indices or more about the
Konskie project, please contact Monica Gruenberg, Town
Leader, at: monigruenberg@bluewin.ch.

Many other towns in the Kielce area are part of this
project. If you are interested in any other town in
the Kielce area, please contact me at
erezgot@yahoo.com.

Best wishes and Peace on Israel,
Erez Gotlieb, Tenafly, New Jersey, erezgot@yahoo.com
Kielce PSA Project


Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

In response to Celia Male's comments:

I have not even found father
Albert POULTON and the young POULTON family in the much earlier
censuses. Nor have I found Caroline HOLRIE and her brother Hyman
after 1891.
Please note that the name of John Poulton's father was Alfred, not Albert.

I am more interested in the original name of the HOLRIE {HOROWITZ
perhaps?] family >from Warsaw - who never bothered to naturalise for
20 years
Are there arrival records for people coming to Great Britain similar to the
Castle Garden and Ellis Island records?

and where the lost family members were in the 1840s
[POULTON} and 1901 [POULTON and HOLRIE], including young Hyman HOLRIE
born in Warsaw in 1878 and his sister Caroline [who may, or may not
be, deaf and dumb]. I have found a possible candidate for Hyman
though - and in 1901 he is naturalised, repairs watches, lives alone
at 173 Deptford High Street [right age and area] and is called
HARRIS. I really wonder if he changed his name again? Only a hunch
Meaning he went by the name of Hyman Harris?

Would naturalization papers show the name that a person entered Great
Britain with and can one get copies of them?

... And Caroline may be in an institution as her father has moved in
with his daughter Minnie?
It was Annie Holrie Braham that Harris moved in with and of course it is a
possibility that Caroline was institutionalized. As well, I wonder why
Caroline is not listed in the 1881 census.

I have another thought. Perhaps Harris was indeed a deaf mute and that is
why he couldn't apply for naturalization?

Fraida Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

In response to Celia Male's comments:

I have not even found father
Albert POULTON and the young POULTON family in the much earlier
censuses. Nor have I found Caroline HOLRIE and her brother Hyman
after 1891.
Please note that the name of John Poulton's father was Alfred, not Albert.

I am more interested in the original name of the HOLRIE {HOROWITZ
perhaps?] family >from Warsaw - who never bothered to naturalise for
20 years
Are there arrival records for people coming to Great Britain similar to the
Castle Garden and Ellis Island records?

and where the lost family members were in the 1840s
[POULTON} and 1901 [POULTON and HOLRIE], including young Hyman HOLRIE
born in Warsaw in 1878 and his sister Caroline [who may, or may not
be, deaf and dumb]. I have found a possible candidate for Hyman
though - and in 1901 he is naturalised, repairs watches, lives alone
at 173 Deptford High Street [right age and area] and is called
HARRIS. I really wonder if he changed his name again? Only a hunch
Meaning he went by the name of Hyman Harris?

Would naturalization papers show the name that a person entered Great
Britain with and can one get copies of them?

... And Caroline may be in an institution as her father has moved in
with his daughter Minnie?
It was Annie Holrie Braham that Harris moved in with and of course it is a
possibility that Caroline was institutionalized. As well, I wonder why
Caroline is not listed in the 1881 census.

I have another thought. Perhaps Harris was indeed a deaf mute and that is
why he couldn't apply for naturalization?

Fraida Cohen


Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 11:12 PM -0400 8/9/06, Bubby wrote:

Between censuses, Eva's name changed to Hannah
It may be worth knowing that if her English name was Eva, her Hebrew
name was almost certainly Havvah. Havvah, whether written in English
or in Hebrew, can quite easily be misread as Hannah -- so maybe her
name didn't change at all.

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 11:12 PM -0400 8/9/06, Bubby wrote:

Between censuses, Eva's name changed to Hannah
It may be worth knowing that if her English name was Eva, her Hebrew
name was almost certainly Havvah. Havvah, whether written in English
or in Hebrew, can quite easily be misread as Hannah -- so maybe her
name didn't change at all.

Judith Romney Wegner


Wilhelmina KORN death certificate in NYC #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

In early July, I posted a query to this forum because I had been
unsuccessful in finding a death certificate for Wilhelmina KORN, a
21-year-old aunt who lived in Manhattan and was believed to have died
somewhere in NYC in 1922. Her death was a mystery in the family, because
different causes had been stated to different relatives. The progress of my
search may offer some useful suggestions for others.

Wilhelmina was not listed in the online NYC death index under her actual
name or any possible misspelling I could think of, and the archives
personnel could not find her death in any borough. The cemetery did not
have the place of death, only her residence address, but claimed its records
would show if the body had come >from somewhere other than NYC. However, I
had also sent for a death certificate >from New York State (just in case)
without success. I received many suggestions, including several which said
I should go to an LDS Family History Center. I finally did that yesterday
and found, much to my surprise and contrary to what I was told by someone
answering the phone there, that my local center had the microfiche on hand,
rather than having to send for it.

One of the people who wrote thought the microfiche would list the deaths
chronologically. For 1922, they were alphabetical, with separate listings
by borough (county). Another person thought the burial date (which I had
from the cemetery) would be no more than two days after the date of death,
for a Jew. I have learned there are exceptions to that rule, even with
Jewish burials, and one should not limit a search for a death to just two
days before a burial That person and another also said to ask the archives
if there is a coroner's report. The person I spoke to at the archives said
they didn't keep such reports, but I am not convinced those reports may not
exist in a different department.

Another person suggested I try to get a burial certificate. The cemetery
said they didn't keep those for more than 4 years, and the archives claimed
not to have any. I tried contacting the Temple which owns the section of
Mt. Zion Cemetery where this aunt was buried. They had records of other
burials in the family plot but not this one. The rabbi suggested that
Riverside Funeral Home was a likely one that Jews in the area used at that
time, but it did not have any record of the burial.

Other suggestions had to do with the correct spelling of the aunt's name or
whether she could have been incorrectly listed under a middle or married
name. Neither of these was the case in the cemetery records, as she was
listed by the exact name as we knew her and we do not believe she was ever
married. In fact, I had found a document with her correct birth name dating
to just 3 months before her death.

What I found that seems most promising could have turned up only by looking
at the microfiche. There is a whole category listed alphabetically for each
borough under "unknown." Even now that I know about it, "unknown" does not
turn up by searching either www.stevemorse.org or www.italiangen.org. I
have sent for a death certificate for "Unknown, white woman," age 25 (an
obvious estimate, since her identity was unknown), who died in Manhattan on
July 20, 1922, 10 days before the burial. I have requested any police or
coroner's report available, or the information as to where I can find one.
Because of the apparent lies told about the death, the finding of an
unidentified body seems to be a possibility in this case. Obviously, until
the certificate arrives, I am still guessing.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


Searching: Alter ROZENTAL & wife Chena GORZYCZANSKA, Chodkow, Poland #general

Stanley Diamond
 

On behalf of a Polish family, I am searching for:

Alter ROZENTAL, his wife Chena GORZYCZANSKA and their
daughter Brajzla, born about 1933.

They were >from the town of Chodkow (5 km >from Koprzenica).

Reports are that they emigrated to Israel after the war.

Stanley Diamond
Montreal


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wilhelmina KORN death certificate in NYC #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

In early July, I posted a query to this forum because I had been
unsuccessful in finding a death certificate for Wilhelmina KORN, a
21-year-old aunt who lived in Manhattan and was believed to have died
somewhere in NYC in 1922. Her death was a mystery in the family, because
different causes had been stated to different relatives. The progress of my
search may offer some useful suggestions for others.

Wilhelmina was not listed in the online NYC death index under her actual
name or any possible misspelling I could think of, and the archives
personnel could not find her death in any borough. The cemetery did not
have the place of death, only her residence address, but claimed its records
would show if the body had come >from somewhere other than NYC. However, I
had also sent for a death certificate >from New York State (just in case)
without success. I received many suggestions, including several which said
I should go to an LDS Family History Center. I finally did that yesterday
and found, much to my surprise and contrary to what I was told by someone
answering the phone there, that my local center had the microfiche on hand,
rather than having to send for it.

One of the people who wrote thought the microfiche would list the deaths
chronologically. For 1922, they were alphabetical, with separate listings
by borough (county). Another person thought the burial date (which I had
from the cemetery) would be no more than two days after the date of death,
for a Jew. I have learned there are exceptions to that rule, even with
Jewish burials, and one should not limit a search for a death to just two
days before a burial That person and another also said to ask the archives
if there is a coroner's report. The person I spoke to at the archives said
they didn't keep such reports, but I am not convinced those reports may not
exist in a different department.

Another person suggested I try to get a burial certificate. The cemetery
said they didn't keep those for more than 4 years, and the archives claimed
not to have any. I tried contacting the Temple which owns the section of
Mt. Zion Cemetery where this aunt was buried. They had records of other
burials in the family plot but not this one. The rabbi suggested that
Riverside Funeral Home was a likely one that Jews in the area used at that
time, but it did not have any record of the burial.

Other suggestions had to do with the correct spelling of the aunt's name or
whether she could have been incorrectly listed under a middle or married
name. Neither of these was the case in the cemetery records, as she was
listed by the exact name as we knew her and we do not believe she was ever
married. In fact, I had found a document with her correct birth name dating
to just 3 months before her death.

What I found that seems most promising could have turned up only by looking
at the microfiche. There is a whole category listed alphabetically for each
borough under "unknown." Even now that I know about it, "unknown" does not
turn up by searching either www.stevemorse.org or www.italiangen.org. I
have sent for a death certificate for "Unknown, white woman," age 25 (an
obvious estimate, since her identity was unknown), who died in Manhattan on
July 20, 1922, 10 days before the burial. I have requested any police or
coroner's report available, or the information as to where I can find one.
Because of the apparent lies told about the death, the finding of an
unidentified body seems to be a possibility in this case. Obviously, until
the certificate arrives, I am still guessing.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Alter ROZENTAL & wife Chena GORZYCZANSKA, Chodkow, Poland #general

Stanley Diamond
 

On behalf of a Polish family, I am searching for:

Alter ROZENTAL, his wife Chena GORZYCZANSKA and their
daughter Brajzla, born about 1933.

They were >from the town of Chodkow (5 km >from Koprzenica).

Reports are that they emigrated to Israel after the war.

Stanley Diamond
Montreal


Polish to English Translation request:VM8313,Response from Polish Archive needed #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8313

Would someone kindly translate this response I received recently. This
response resulted >from an email I sent to the Archives informing them that there
was no enclosure of a birth record for my Mother, as they stated there was in
their prior mailing mailing to me.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
NJ, USA
Researching ALK, KAFLOWITZ >from Bialystok and surrounding areas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish to English Translation request:VM8313,Response from Polish Archive needed #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=8313

Would someone kindly translate this response I received recently. This
response resulted >from an email I sent to the Archives informing them that there
was no enclosure of a birth record for my Mother, as they stated there was in
their prior mailing mailing to me.

Thank you and please respond privately,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
NJ, USA
Researching ALK, KAFLOWITZ >from Bialystok and surrounding areas