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ALEXANDRE/ALEXANDER #general

Ln769eksa@...
 

I would appreciate any opinions on the following: My husband's grandfather,
Jacques (Jacob) ALEXANDER was >from France according to his census information.
His son said he thought the family came >from "somewhere in Alsace, in or
near Strasbourg." Through the 1900 and 1910 census reports we know that Jacob
arrived in the US around 1880 and lived in Manhattan, NYC, New York The family
was thought to have been Jewish.

I have found a Jacob ALEXANDER on the Castle Garden website who possibly fits
the age profile (about 8 yrs.old). This child came >from Prussia with his
parents and seven siblings. Their port of departure was Antwerp, Belgium and
their arrival date at Castle Gardens was 14 May 1880. The father of this child
was Joseph Alexander, naturalized in 1888 and his papers say he was >from Germany.

Recently I became aware of another "Strasburg" (now Brodnica in Poland) which
was part of West Prussia around 1873. >from what little information I've
given above (and below), does anyone think it is possible that this Strasburg is
actually where I should be doing research? Or, does the fact that Jacob
referred to himself as being >from France preclude this?

We know the date and place of Jacob's death but filing for a death
certificate brought no results. Apparently the death was not reported. Since he
apparently arrived in the US as a child, there would not be any naturalization
information. Jacob married Minnie Eisner in Manhattan in either 1896 or 1897. I
sent for a copy of his marriage certificate months ago hoping that it would
provide some clues and have not had a response >from the state of New York. Minnie
was >from Vienna, Austria and had been in the US for about seven years
according to the 1900 census. We think that she was Jewish and that she may have
had a brother who was a rabbi. After their marriage they lived on 48th St. in
Manhattan and later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.

My father-in-law has Jacob's date of birth recorded as 13 December 1874 and
Minnie's as 25 November 1872. On the 1900 census report, these dates are given
as Dec. 1873 and June 1873 respectively so I can't vouch for their accuracy.

Any opinions and suggestions as to how I should proceed will be most welcome
and greatly appreciated.

Ellen Alexander
Jacksonville, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ALEXANDRE/ALEXANDER #general

Ln769eksa@...
 

I would appreciate any opinions on the following: My husband's grandfather,
Jacques (Jacob) ALEXANDER was >from France according to his census information.
His son said he thought the family came >from "somewhere in Alsace, in or
near Strasbourg." Through the 1900 and 1910 census reports we know that Jacob
arrived in the US around 1880 and lived in Manhattan, NYC, New York The family
was thought to have been Jewish.

I have found a Jacob ALEXANDER on the Castle Garden website who possibly fits
the age profile (about 8 yrs.old). This child came >from Prussia with his
parents and seven siblings. Their port of departure was Antwerp, Belgium and
their arrival date at Castle Gardens was 14 May 1880. The father of this child
was Joseph Alexander, naturalized in 1888 and his papers say he was >from Germany.

Recently I became aware of another "Strasburg" (now Brodnica in Poland) which
was part of West Prussia around 1873. >from what little information I've
given above (and below), does anyone think it is possible that this Strasburg is
actually where I should be doing research? Or, does the fact that Jacob
referred to himself as being >from France preclude this?

We know the date and place of Jacob's death but filing for a death
certificate brought no results. Apparently the death was not reported. Since he
apparently arrived in the US as a child, there would not be any naturalization
information. Jacob married Minnie Eisner in Manhattan in either 1896 or 1897. I
sent for a copy of his marriage certificate months ago hoping that it would
provide some clues and have not had a response >from the state of New York. Minnie
was >from Vienna, Austria and had been in the US for about seven years
according to the 1900 census. We think that she was Jewish and that she may have
had a brother who was a rabbi. After their marriage they lived on 48th St. in
Manhattan and later moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.

My father-in-law has Jacob's date of birth recorded as 13 December 1874 and
Minnie's as 25 November 1872. On the 1900 census report, these dates are given
as Dec. 1873 and June 1873 respectively so I can't vouch for their accuracy.

Any opinions and suggestions as to how I should proceed will be most welcome
and greatly appreciated.

Ellen Alexander
Jacksonville, FL


Voter Records [New York City Voter Registration Records] #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

I contacted the Deputy Chief Clerk of the New York City Board of Elections
today. He said the voter registration records that were stored in that warehouse
were moved to an interim facility and are accessible.

Joy

Joy Rich
Co-chair, Repositories Committee
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
26th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
New York City
August 13-18, 2006

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Baum (Rxbaum@...)

Yesterday I spoke to someone at the Manhattan Election Board at 200 Varick
Street to find out how I might access the old voter records in the Election
Board Archives. I was told that the warehouse containing the archives has
recently moved and that the records will not be available until September 2006.
I did not see the need, at this time, to ask for the address and hours
of the new archives.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Voter Records [New York City Voter Registration Records] #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

I contacted the Deputy Chief Clerk of the New York City Board of Elections
today. He said the voter registration records that were stored in that warehouse
were moved to an interim facility and are accessible.

Joy

Joy Rich
Co-chair, Repositories Committee
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
26th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy
New York City
August 13-18, 2006

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Baum (Rxbaum@...)

Yesterday I spoke to someone at the Manhattan Election Board at 200 Varick
Street to find out how I might access the old voter records in the Election
Board Archives. I was told that the warehouse containing the archives has
recently moved and that the records will not be available until September 2006.
I did not see the need, at this time, to ask for the address and hours
of the new archives.


Re: Incorrect Declaration of Intent - New York City #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear Linda,
First, you might not have needed to pay a researcher to get the
record for you, unless you were in a great hurry. Second, your
researcher may have been looking in the wrong archives.

These records were created by the New York Supreme Court of New York
County. The records are stored at the Division of Old Records,
rather than at NARA. You can check with them at:

New York County Clerk's Office/Division of Old Records
State Supreme Court, New York County
31 Chambers Street
New York (Manhattan), NY
(212) 374-374-4376

If your researcher went to the wrong archives, perhaps they will try
again. If they went to Chambers St and weren't successful, let us know --.

You can send also a request by mail, which I have done.

Good luck!

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

At 09:13 AM 4/27/2006, L. Altman wrote:
I have found a reference to what is most likely my g. grandfather's
declaration of intent on one of the major for fee genealogy
websites. It states that between 1907-1924, Luis KRAIDBERG filed a
declaration of intent (first papers) in the county court of New
York (Manhattan) and the declaration volume number is 536 and the
page number is 378.

I reside in North Carolina and cannot easily travel to NY to do the
research myself. I hired a very reliable researcher to perform this
lookup for me.
She was unable to locate the above listed record. Any ideas of where
to look for this? I gave her other possible spellings of this
surname and of his given name. Any ideas of what to do now? Is it
possible that the volume number and page number were switched around
during the indexing?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Incorrect Declaration of Intent - New York City #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear Linda,
First, you might not have needed to pay a researcher to get the
record for you, unless you were in a great hurry. Second, your
researcher may have been looking in the wrong archives.

These records were created by the New York Supreme Court of New York
County. The records are stored at the Division of Old Records,
rather than at NARA. You can check with them at:

New York County Clerk's Office/Division of Old Records
State Supreme Court, New York County
31 Chambers Street
New York (Manhattan), NY
(212) 374-374-4376

If your researcher went to the wrong archives, perhaps they will try
again. If they went to Chambers St and weren't successful, let us know --.

You can send also a request by mail, which I have done.

Good luck!

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, Georgia

At 09:13 AM 4/27/2006, L. Altman wrote:
I have found a reference to what is most likely my g. grandfather's
declaration of intent on one of the major for fee genealogy
websites. It states that between 1907-1924, Luis KRAIDBERG filed a
declaration of intent (first papers) in the county court of New
York (Manhattan) and the declaration volume number is 536 and the
page number is 378.

I reside in North Carolina and cannot easily travel to NY to do the
research myself. I hired a very reliable researcher to perform this
lookup for me.
She was unable to locate the above listed record. Any ideas of where
to look for this? I gave her other possible spellings of this
surname and of his given name. Any ideas of what to do now? Is it
possible that the volume number and page number were switched around
during the indexing?


Re: registration versus living location in the Pale #general

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Ruth Hyman asked:
I am searching relatives in Latvia/Lithuania. Are records found for a
person registered in Pikiliai, Lithuania relevant for a person who actually
lived in Liepaja and Aizpute, Latvia and perhaps another location in Latvia
as well.

Yes, it is possible. My grandfather Chaim Hirsch WALDSTEIN, b. 1864 in Libau
(Liepaja, Latvia), son of teacher >from Jakobstadt,
Behr Nachman WALDSTEIN, b. 1833 in Jakobstadt (Jekabpils) and his wife Sore,
was registered as merchant >from Jakobstadt despite the fact that after
marriage my grandfathers family lived in Autz (Vetz Autz, Latvia), a place
all his 7 children were born and raised.
Searching files for Autz at the Historical Archives in Riga I discovered a
number of draft related documents of his eldest son Moses (Max) WALDSTEIN,
b.1892 in Autz. To my great surprise my uncle Moses appeared to be still
registered in Jakobstadt despite the fact that at the time of his draft
registration in 1912 Autz already belonged to another district of Tuckum.
Asking to changed his affiliation >from Jakobstadt to Tuckum Moses
Waldstein had to provide a number of documents before this change has been
officially granted.
In 1914 at the beginning of WW1 my uncle was drafted to the Russian army. In
April 1915 his family was expelled to Rybinsk, a Russian town on the Volga,
being declared, like most of the Courland Jews, not to be trusted by the
State of Russia.

Evelyn Waldstein (Latvia, now in Israel).
evewa@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: registration versus living location in the Pale #general

Evelyn Waldstein
 

Ruth Hyman asked:
I am searching relatives in Latvia/Lithuania. Are records found for a
person registered in Pikiliai, Lithuania relevant for a person who actually
lived in Liepaja and Aizpute, Latvia and perhaps another location in Latvia
as well.

Yes, it is possible. My grandfather Chaim Hirsch WALDSTEIN, b. 1864 in Libau
(Liepaja, Latvia), son of teacher >from Jakobstadt,
Behr Nachman WALDSTEIN, b. 1833 in Jakobstadt (Jekabpils) and his wife Sore,
was registered as merchant >from Jakobstadt despite the fact that after
marriage my grandfathers family lived in Autz (Vetz Autz, Latvia), a place
all his 7 children were born and raised.
Searching files for Autz at the Historical Archives in Riga I discovered a
number of draft related documents of his eldest son Moses (Max) WALDSTEIN,
b.1892 in Autz. To my great surprise my uncle Moses appeared to be still
registered in Jakobstadt despite the fact that at the time of his draft
registration in 1912 Autz already belonged to another district of Tuckum.
Asking to changed his affiliation >from Jakobstadt to Tuckum Moses
Waldstein had to provide a number of documents before this change has been
officially granted.
In 1914 at the beginning of WW1 my uncle was drafted to the Russian army. In
April 1915 his family was expelled to Rybinsk, a Russian town on the Volga,
being declared, like most of the Courland Jews, not to be trusted by the
State of Russia.

Evelyn Waldstein (Latvia, now in Israel).
evewa@...


I am looking for a child of my family NUTA #general

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear Genners:
My father's yongest sister Rachel NUTA was married.I don't know the
name of her husband. They has a child and she said to a Christian friend of
Plonsk-Poland as is the Nazis enter in Plonsk she will give this child >from
months, to her friend and she will take him as a own son.
This history knows my father Maier NUTA >from Plonsk , too, in a year he gone
to Israel and meet Rachel husband's brother who was a survivor >from Auschwicz
I dont know the name of this man who is a brother in law of my aunt Rachel.
If anyone can know anything about him or this persons who take my aunt's
son, I appreciatte it very much. Please contact me privately.
Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@...
ananuta@...
Buenos Aires
Argentina
SEARCHING: NUTA, >from Poland or Rumania, France, UK, USA and Israel where I
know many families NUTA and I write them letters but they don't answer me.
IZRAELOWICZ , >from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, USA, and Israel.GRINBAUM/
GRUNVALD/GREENBAUM/GREEN, >from Poland.ZELIGMAN/SELIGMAN/Barak, >from Poland,
USA,and Israel. BERGSON, >from Poland and Israel. STRAUS, LOHMAN, >from Germany
GAMARSKI, >from Lituania, Bielorussia, Russia and Israel BULAK, >from Poland and
Israel. Charak/Charag >from Lutz, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I am looking for a child of my family NUTA #general

Ana <ananuta@...>
 

Dear Genners:
My father's yongest sister Rachel NUTA was married.I don't know the
name of her husband. They has a child and she said to a Christian friend of
Plonsk-Poland as is the Nazis enter in Plonsk she will give this child >from
months, to her friend and she will take him as a own son.
This history knows my father Maier NUTA >from Plonsk , too, in a year he gone
to Israel and meet Rachel husband's brother who was a survivor >from Auschwicz
I dont know the name of this man who is a brother in law of my aunt Rachel.
If anyone can know anything about him or this persons who take my aunt's
son, I appreciatte it very much. Please contact me privately.
Ana R.Nuta
ananuta@...
ananuta@...
Buenos Aires
Argentina
SEARCHING: NUTA, >from Poland or Rumania, France, UK, USA and Israel where I
know many families NUTA and I write them letters but they don't answer me.
IZRAELOWICZ , >from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, USA, and Israel.GRINBAUM/
GRUNVALD/GREENBAUM/GREEN, >from Poland.ZELIGMAN/SELIGMAN/Barak, >from Poland,
USA,and Israel. BERGSON, >from Poland and Israel. STRAUS, LOHMAN, >from Germany
GAMARSKI, >from Lituania, Bielorussia, Russia and Israel BULAK, >from Poland and
Israel. Charak/Charag >from Lutz, Ukraine


ZELITSKI family, Porozovo, Grodno Gubernia #general

Aaron Chaver
 

Seeking information about ZELITSKI family members >from Porozovo who
disappeared during WWII: Grandmother Fruma Zelitski/Zelitska; Grandfather
Aaron; two daughters, Rasia and Basia, and possibly others. Two other
daughters, Rivka and Ruth, went to Palestine in 1920s-1930s.

Aaron Chaver, USA

aaron_chaver@...
geocities.com/aaron_chaver


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZELITSKI family, Porozovo, Grodno Gubernia #general

Aaron Chaver
 

Seeking information about ZELITSKI family members >from Porozovo who
disappeared during WWII: Grandmother Fruma Zelitski/Zelitska; Grandfather
Aaron; two daughters, Rasia and Basia, and possibly others. Two other
daughters, Rivka and Ruth, went to Palestine in 1920s-1930s.

Aaron Chaver, USA

aaron_chaver@...
geocities.com/aaron_chaver


A book about paper trail #general

SelmaN@...
 

I'm looking for a book whose title and author I don't know. It's about the
paper trail created by our immigrant ancestors when and after they arrived in
the U.S. Any of the mavens out there remember the name and author of such a
book? Thank you! Selma

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@...
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A book about paper trail #general

SelmaN@...
 

I'm looking for a book whose title and author I don't know. It's about the
paper trail created by our immigrant ancestors when and after they arrived in
the U.S. Any of the mavens out there remember the name and author of such a
book? Thank you! Selma

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@...
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER, NEWMAN
(possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)


STERNGLANZ family before 1910 in Brooklyn #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Dear Genners:
Here is a puzzle. I am searching for records prior to 1910 for the family of
Marcus STERNGLANZ and his wife Fannie.
In 1910 they are living on Prospect Place in Brooklyn with their two daughters.
Marcus is 71 years old, Fannie is 60; they have been married for 44 years.
Their daughter Henrietta is 41 years old and is a teacher, born in New York.
Daughter Estella is 38 years old and also a teacher, born in New York.

I know >from the headstones for the two daughters that they both
attended Hunter College and then New York University and received
degrees in Pedagogy about 1903. My elderly aunt remembers the two
sisters referred to as "The Cats" because they had so many cats in
their house!

If you can find them prior to 1910, please contact me privately. I
have tried looking for them by first names, partial last names, etc
in the 1880 and 1900 censuses at a popular website.

Extra credit if you can tell me how Marcus and Fannie are related to
Jacob and Rebecca STERNGLANZ. Rebecca's father was Michael
Baumgarten, my greatgreatgrandfather.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STERNGLANZ family before 1910 in Brooklyn #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Dear Genners:
Here is a puzzle. I am searching for records prior to 1910 for the family of
Marcus STERNGLANZ and his wife Fannie.
In 1910 they are living on Prospect Place in Brooklyn with their two daughters.
Marcus is 71 years old, Fannie is 60; they have been married for 44 years.
Their daughter Henrietta is 41 years old and is a teacher, born in New York.
Daughter Estella is 38 years old and also a teacher, born in New York.

I know >from the headstones for the two daughters that they both
attended Hunter College and then New York University and received
degrees in Pedagogy about 1903. My elderly aunt remembers the two
sisters referred to as "The Cats" because they had so many cats in
their house!

If you can find them prior to 1910, please contact me privately. I
have tried looking for them by first names, partial last names, etc
in the 1880 and 1900 censuses at a popular website.

Extra credit if you can tell me how Marcus and Fannie are related to
Jacob and Rebecca STERNGLANZ. Rebecca's father was Michael
Baumgarten, my greatgreatgrandfather.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


Census Search #general

Bobmar37
 

Perhaps looking in the column for birthplace will narrow down your choices.
I easily found my GGF in a small midwestern town by looking for birthplace.
There were only two Germans there in the 1860 census.

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Census Search #general

Bobmar37
 

Perhaps looking in the column for birthplace will narrow down your choices.
I easily found my GGF in a small midwestern town by looking for birthplace.
There were only two Germans there in the 1860 census.

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY


KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically Jewish/Russian? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Michelle Chaffey >from the U.K. writes about Valia, her
gt-grandmother's maiden name; Valia's father was
apparently listed on the wedding certificate as Mark?
CHAVALICK?

Michelle then writes that both these spellings are
based on her own interpretation of the handwriting on
the certificate, so obviously may be incorrect. Later
with the birth of the children, the name became
completely garbled!

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.

I too have one or two *Mark* in my paternal family in
London in the nineteenth century, but as they were of
Polish-Jewish origin - the name appears as *Marks* on
the British certificates. In Vienna, where members of
my maternal family lived, the name would be Marcus.

Furthermore, in Jan-March 1902 you will find Clara
KAWALIK marrying in Chelsea, London - I suspect her
husband is Siegmund TREBITSCH.

Here are two KAWALIK burials in Vienna Jewish
cemetery:
Zentralfriedhof: Gate IV Group 4 Row 5 Grave 45

KAWALIK Fanny aged 82 died 31.12.1926
KAWALIK Isak aged 75 died 06.02.1918

I would not be surprised if Clara and Siegmund were
both >from Vienna. Whether the Vienna KAWALIK are
related to Michelle's family >from Vinnitsa would have
to be investigated further.

There is one KAWALIK family listed in Ohio in the 1920
Federal Census in the US.

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KAWALIK; was: are these surnames CHAVATSIK ... . typically Jewish/Russian? #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Michelle Chaffey >from the U.K. writes about Valia, her
gt-grandmother's maiden name; Valia's father was
apparently listed on the wedding certificate as Mark?
CHAVALICK?

Michelle then writes that both these spellings are
based on her own interpretation of the handwriting on
the certificate, so obviously may be incorrect. Later
with the birth of the children, the name became
completely garbled!

There is a bona-fide surname KAWALIK/KAWALICK and if
you google it you will find a modern-day Marc KAWALICK
- the name does not appear to be very common.

I too have one or two *Mark* in my paternal family in
London in the nineteenth century, but as they were of
Polish-Jewish origin - the name appears as *Marks* on
the British certificates. In Vienna, where members of
my maternal family lived, the name would be Marcus.

Furthermore, in Jan-March 1902 you will find Clara
KAWALIK marrying in Chelsea, London - I suspect her
husband is Siegmund TREBITSCH.

Here are two KAWALIK burials in Vienna Jewish
cemetery:
Zentralfriedhof: Gate IV Group 4 Row 5 Grave 45

KAWALIK Fanny aged 82 died 31.12.1926
KAWALIK Isak aged 75 died 06.02.1918

I would not be surprised if Clara and Siegmund were
both >from Vienna. Whether the Vienna KAWALIK are
related to Michelle's family >from Vinnitsa would have
to be investigated further.

There is one KAWALIK family listed in Ohio in the 1920
Federal Census in the US.

Celia Male [U.K.]