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Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #austria-czech

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

A large number of Holocaust-theme lectures are being presented at the 26th
Annual IAJGS Conference to give attendees the latest and best information
for what many regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3
million records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible
for use in the Conference Resource Room.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will
introduce the INS Foreign Address and Occupation Index, a new set of records
recently acquired by the Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the USHMM The
index relates to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades
after World War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the
Conference providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of
Holocaust survivors.


There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures as well as an
extraordinary program touching on the widest range of interest .For more
information about the Conference programs and Conference registration, visit
our website at www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


Naturalization records in Brooklyn need filming! #general

Debra J Wolraich <djwolraich@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Last month I was researching naturalization records in the basement
record room at the King's County Court House in Brooklyn, NY. The people
there are amazingly helpful. The original records are available as are
copy machines.. Most of the large ledgers are in fairly decent shape,
but must be very carefully handled. Two cabinets, however, are full of
literally disintegrating ledgers. The bindings are hardly holding some
of the books together and the dried leaves crumble when they are touched.
I don't know why these particular ones are in such bad shape. These
records must be repaired and must be filmed! I am very worried about the
handling they might get when we are in New York for the conference, but I
am more worried that there are no funds available to preserve these
precious volumes. While I was there I tried to get information about
filming the records, but the person who was most knowledgeable was
unavailable. If anyone out there knows how to make sure these records
will be preserved so they will be accessible for research, please reply
to this message.
Sincerely,

Debra Wolraich
Oklahoma City, OK
RATNOFSKY/RONICK/RADNER, VALINSKY, WARSHOVSKY, BERCINSKY, FIALKOV in
Pinsk, Motol, Ivanovo (Yaneve)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Conference Update on Holocaust related programming #austria-czech

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

A large number of Holocaust-theme lectures are being presented at the 26th
Annual IAJGS Conference to give attendees the latest and best information
for what many regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3
million records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible
for use in the Conference Resource Room.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will
introduce the INS Foreign Address and Occupation Index, a new set of records
recently acquired by the Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the USHMM The
index relates to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades
after World War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the
Conference providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of
Holocaust survivors.


There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures as well as an
extraordinary program touching on the widest range of interest .For more
information about the Conference programs and Conference registration, visit
our website at www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair
glory1@RCN.COM


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization records in Brooklyn need filming! #general

Debra J Wolraich <djwolraich@...>
 

Dear Genners,
Last month I was researching naturalization records in the basement
record room at the King's County Court House in Brooklyn, NY. The people
there are amazingly helpful. The original records are available as are
copy machines.. Most of the large ledgers are in fairly decent shape,
but must be very carefully handled. Two cabinets, however, are full of
literally disintegrating ledgers. The bindings are hardly holding some
of the books together and the dried leaves crumble when they are touched.
I don't know why these particular ones are in such bad shape. These
records must be repaired and must be filmed! I am very worried about the
handling they might get when we are in New York for the conference, but I
am more worried that there are no funds available to preserve these
precious volumes. While I was there I tried to get information about
filming the records, but the person who was most knowledgeable was
unavailable. If anyone out there knows how to make sure these records
will be preserved so they will be accessible for research, please reply
to this message.
Sincerely,

Debra Wolraich
Oklahoma City, OK
RATNOFSKY/RONICK/RADNER, VALINSKY, WARSHOVSKY, BERCINSKY, FIALKOV in
Pinsk, Motol, Ivanovo (Yaneve)


LEIMDOERFER #austria-czech

Oliver Bryk <oliverbryk@...>
 

I am looking for information regarding the ancestry and place of birth of
Aladar LEIMDOERFER (also spelled LEIMDOERFFER) with O Umlaut, and for
information regarding his family. Aladar was born about 1880; he died in
1936 in Susine-Durdenovac, Slavonia, Croatia (in the 18th and 19th century
the Kingdom of Slavonia was a province of the Habsburg Monarchy.) Aladar was
the Generaldirektor of the "Nasitzer Dampfsaege und Tanninfabriken" with
head office in Nasice and branch offices in Austria and Hungary; he was also
mayor of Susine. He was married to my relative Ella Bryk, born 1888 in
Vienna. They had three sons: Hans b. 1913, Gustav b. 1916, and Franz b.
1921. Gustav and Franz perished in the Ustashe's infamous Jadovno Camp
(www.jadovno.org). Ella and Hans were hidden and saved by Dr. Boris Roic', a
Righteous Gentile. They died in Zagreb after the war.
I shall appreciate any leads or suggestions.

Oliver Bryk, San Francisco, California

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech LEIMDOERFER #austria-czech

Oliver Bryk <oliverbryk@...>
 

I am looking for information regarding the ancestry and place of birth of
Aladar LEIMDOERFER (also spelled LEIMDOERFFER) with O Umlaut, and for
information regarding his family. Aladar was born about 1880; he died in
1936 in Susine-Durdenovac, Slavonia, Croatia (in the 18th and 19th century
the Kingdom of Slavonia was a province of the Habsburg Monarchy.) Aladar was
the Generaldirektor of the "Nasitzer Dampfsaege und Tanninfabriken" with
head office in Nasice and branch offices in Austria and Hungary; he was also
mayor of Susine. He was married to my relative Ella Bryk, born 1888 in
Vienna. They had three sons: Hans b. 1913, Gustav b. 1916, and Franz b.
1921. Gustav and Franz perished in the Ustashe's infamous Jadovno Camp
(www.jadovno.org). Ella and Hans were hidden and saved by Dr. Boris Roic', a
Righteous Gentile. They died in Zagreb after the war.
I shall appreciate any leads or suggestions.

Oliver Bryk, San Francisco, California

MODERATOR NOTE: Because this search has numerous links outside of the
Austria-Czech geographical area, you should also try inquiring on the
Hungarian SIG discussion list.

results by inquiring on the Hungarian SIG list, so you should


Trying to find name of ship that father arrived on in Halifax, Nova Scotia #general

Ruthie Zaionz
 

Dear Genners: I have just come into possession of a copy of my late
father's passport, showing his arrival date >from Danzig, Germany to Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada.

Would anybody have knowledge how I might be able to find out the name of the
ship that my father travelled on.

Thank you in advance.

Ruthie Zaionz
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

rzaionz@rogers.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Trying to find name of ship that father arrived on in Halifax, Nova Scotia #general

Ruthie Zaionz
 

Dear Genners: I have just come into possession of a copy of my late
father's passport, showing his arrival date >from Danzig, Germany to Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada.

Would anybody have knowledge how I might be able to find out the name of the
ship that my father travelled on.

Thank you in advance.

Ruthie Zaionz
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

rzaionz@rogers.com


Help with possible NYC/LI address needed #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Judi and other Genners,

You know, in Queens [and possibly Brooklyn] our
addresses are written as 98-01 67th Ave, 71-11
Yellowstone Blvd, 63-10 108th St and even 99-12 136th
Ave or 99-12 136th St. It's true that currently
neither of your potential addresses exists but the
addresses tell us their locations, nonetheless.

The first number before the hyphen refers to the
cross-street and the second part numbers the specific
building on the block.

99th St and 136th Ave would have been by Pitkin Ave at
the back of Aqueduct Race Track. I believe this is
Ozone Park or South Ozone Park, although the address
of the race track uses Jamaica, [which might be the
case at the front end of the track].

Alternately, 99th Ave and 136th St would have been
under the Van Wyck Expressway between Libery and
Atlantic Avenues. I think this might be Richmond Hill
although there seems to be a neighborhood between
Richmond Hill and Jamaica called Morris Park, of which
I have never heard.

For streets that have changed names, we can check out
the work of Steve Morse & friends at:
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/changes/QueensChanges1_121to160.htm
It seems that most all of the streets of South Ozone
Park and Richmond Hill was renamed in the 1920s.

I have tried to find an older Queens map today but
haven't had any luck. A city directory would be very
useful as would the 1930 census. Queens was sparsely
populated and it would be a quick look-up.

In the 1920 Census there were 41 Shapiros in Queens.
There's 1 Abraham Shapiro, a 55 yr old tinsmith from
Russia, with a family including daughter Celia, age 24
in 1920. They live in Corona at West Burnside Ave.
(which I believe became 32nd Ave). Not 136th
unfortunately, but I did see things written in the
margins of the street addresses like 'Walker Ave OR
94th St' and 'Freedom Ave (102nd St)' indicating that
street names changes were common at the time.

In South Ozone Park, there are records for individuals
living on Pressberger Avenue - later to become 134th
(Ave, I suppose) and Brinkmeyer Avenue - later to
become 140th. I think the 136th Ave was a short lived
address - renamed >from Priscilla or Georgia sometime
after 1920 and probably gone by 1950. I could not
find either street, though I did page through 50-60
census sheets for South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill
Circle and Jamaica.

I would also like to point out that the address you
seek could have been a business address and not a
residence.

You are in NY and should fare better than I did. It
is quite possible that expansion of the race track
grounds in 1941 or the construction of the Van Wyck
Expressway through eminent domain destroyed the
property which you are seeking. I couldn't use ACRIS
to any avail - the records are too recent, 1960s
forward.

Best of luck with your research,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA (a resident of Queens for 29 yrs)

---
Subject: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed
From: Judith27@aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 15:37:47 EDT
X-Message-Number: 12

Dear JewishGendom,
I recently was told that in the HIAS fond at
the State Lithuanian Archvies there is a record that a
Celia Shapiro sent money in 1925 to a Sura Zurnamer
living in Siauliai.
Neither of these women is known to me, and
trying to find the right Celia Shapiro in America is
proving to be quite challenging...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help with possible NYC/LI address needed #general

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Judi and other Genners,

You know, in Queens [and possibly Brooklyn] our
addresses are written as 98-01 67th Ave, 71-11
Yellowstone Blvd, 63-10 108th St and even 99-12 136th
Ave or 99-12 136th St. It's true that currently
neither of your potential addresses exists but the
addresses tell us their locations, nonetheless.

The first number before the hyphen refers to the
cross-street and the second part numbers the specific
building on the block.

99th St and 136th Ave would have been by Pitkin Ave at
the back of Aqueduct Race Track. I believe this is
Ozone Park or South Ozone Park, although the address
of the race track uses Jamaica, [which might be the
case at the front end of the track].

Alternately, 99th Ave and 136th St would have been
under the Van Wyck Expressway between Libery and
Atlantic Avenues. I think this might be Richmond Hill
although there seems to be a neighborhood between
Richmond Hill and Jamaica called Morris Park, of which
I have never heard.

For streets that have changed names, we can check out
the work of Steve Morse & friends at:
http://www.stevemorse.org/census/changes/QueensChanges1_121to160.htm
It seems that most all of the streets of South Ozone
Park and Richmond Hill was renamed in the 1920s.

I have tried to find an older Queens map today but
haven't had any luck. A city directory would be very
useful as would the 1930 census. Queens was sparsely
populated and it would be a quick look-up.

In the 1920 Census there were 41 Shapiros in Queens.
There's 1 Abraham Shapiro, a 55 yr old tinsmith from
Russia, with a family including daughter Celia, age 24
in 1920. They live in Corona at West Burnside Ave.
(which I believe became 32nd Ave). Not 136th
unfortunately, but I did see things written in the
margins of the street addresses like 'Walker Ave OR
94th St' and 'Freedom Ave (102nd St)' indicating that
street names changes were common at the time.

In South Ozone Park, there are records for individuals
living on Pressberger Avenue - later to become 134th
(Ave, I suppose) and Brinkmeyer Avenue - later to
become 140th. I think the 136th Ave was a short lived
address - renamed >from Priscilla or Georgia sometime
after 1920 and probably gone by 1950. I could not
find either street, though I did page through 50-60
census sheets for South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill
Circle and Jamaica.

I would also like to point out that the address you
seek could have been a business address and not a
residence.

You are in NY and should fare better than I did. It
is quite possible that expansion of the race track
grounds in 1941 or the construction of the Van Wyck
Expressway through eminent domain destroyed the
property which you are seeking. I couldn't use ACRIS
to any avail - the records are too recent, 1960s
forward.

Best of luck with your research,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA (a resident of Queens for 29 yrs)

---
Subject: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed
From: Judith27@aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 15:37:47 EDT
X-Message-Number: 12

Dear JewishGendom,
I recently was told that in the HIAS fond at
the State Lithuanian Archvies there is a record that a
Celia Shapiro sent money in 1925 to a Sura Zurnamer
living in Siauliai.
Neither of these women is known to me, and
trying to find the right Celia Shapiro in America is
proving to be quite challenging...


Re: Given Name Jasza #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Steve Orlen" wrote

Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as Jasza.
Does anyone know the etymology?
Steve,

Jasza, Polish, pron. [yah shah].
Yasha is a very popular Russian diminutive form for names Yakov (Jacov,
Jakub) and Yankel (Jankiel).
BTW, there also in existence a diminutive form of the diminutive form, used
exclusively by the girfriends ans Yiddishe mothers - Yashen'ka.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Re: Given Name Jasza #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 8 Jul 2006 22:11:35 UTC, sorlen@email.arizona.edu (Steve Orlen)
opined:
Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as
Jasza. Does anyone know the etymology?
Very easy, if you will recall that "SZ" in Polish orthography would be
rendered as "SH" in English spelling and "SCH" in German. The "J", of
course, sounds like English "Y". That will remind you of the name of the
violinist Jascha Heifetz. The name is a nickname for Hebrew "Ya'aqov", i.e.
Jacob.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Name Jasza #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Steve Orlen" wrote

Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as Jasza.
Does anyone know the etymology?
Steve,

Jasza, Polish, pron. [yah shah].
Yasha is a very popular Russian diminutive form for names Yakov (Jacov,
Jakub) and Yankel (Jankiel).
BTW, there also in existence a diminutive form of the diminutive form, used
exclusively by the girfriends ans Yiddishe mothers - Yashen'ka.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Name Jasza #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 8 Jul 2006 22:11:35 UTC, sorlen@email.arizona.edu (Steve Orlen)
opined:
Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as
Jasza. Does anyone know the etymology?
Very easy, if you will recall that "SZ" in Polish orthography would be
rendered as "SH" in English spelling and "SCH" in German. The "J", of
course, sounds like English "Y". That will remind you of the name of the
violinist Jascha Heifetz. The name is a nickname for Hebrew "Ya'aqov", i.e.
Jacob.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.


Re: Given Name Jasza #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
 

To the best of my knowledge it is a variant of Yaakov.

Benzy Shani

"Steve Orlen" <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> wrote

Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as
Jasza. Does anyone know the etymology?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given Name Jasza #general

Benzy Shani <bzs@...>
 

To the best of my knowledge it is a variant of Yaakov.

Benzy Shani

"Steve Orlen" <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> wrote

Dear Cousins,

A man died in Slonim during the Shoa. His first name is given as
Jasza. Does anyone know the etymology?


finding NYC death certificate #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My husband's great-aunt Wilhelmina KORN was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery on
July 30, 1922. NYC has not found her death registered in any borough in
1922. NYS has not found her death registered in 1921-23. I have tried the
NYC death index using wild cards and every misspelling I can think of. The
cemetery people believe she must have died in NYC, because their records
normally state when a body is transferred >from elsewhere. Does anyone have
any suggestions as to how I can find her death certificate? The cause of
her death at age 21 is a mystery in the family, as different cousins were
told different stories by her siblings, all of whom are now deceased. There
are a couple of pretty obvious reasons for a cover-up, but we still think
there must have been a death certificate. Is it possible for a NYC death
certificate to be sealed?

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen finding NYC death certificate #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

My husband's great-aunt Wilhelmina KORN was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery on
July 30, 1922. NYC has not found her death registered in any borough in
1922. NYS has not found her death registered in 1921-23. I have tried the
NYC death index using wild cards and every misspelling I can think of. The
cemetery people believe she must have died in NYC, because their records
normally state when a body is transferred >from elsewhere. Does anyone have
any suggestions as to how I can find her death certificate? The cause of
her death at age 21 is a mystery in the family, as different cousins were
told different stories by her siblings, all of whom are now deceased. There
are a couple of pretty obvious reasons for a cover-up, but we still think
there must have been a death certificate. Is it possible for a NYC death
certificate to be sealed?

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


Napoleon 1812 #general

Nancy Holden
 

Roots-Key, the Journal of the JGSLA, will be publishing a special Summer
issue on Napoleon's 1812 Campaign in Russia in August. Although we do not
offer anything new to Napoleon scholars, we do track his campaign- shtetl by
shtetl->from June 1812 through January 1813. If your ancestral village lay in
the path of his march, our collected "They Saw Napoleon" stories makes a
connection between genealogy and history. We also have given researchers
some hints as to where the records are and where they are not.
If you are interested in ordering a copy, reserve it now before we
go to the printer. Email nholden@interserv.com
Send your check for $5.00 to cover printing and mailing to
JGSLA
P.O. Box 55443
Sherman Oaks CA 91413-5544

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time sales mention of
a new book of genealogical interest.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Napoleon 1812 #general

Nancy Holden
 

Roots-Key, the Journal of the JGSLA, will be publishing a special Summer
issue on Napoleon's 1812 Campaign in Russia in August. Although we do not
offer anything new to Napoleon scholars, we do track his campaign- shtetl by
shtetl->from June 1812 through January 1813. If your ancestral village lay in
the path of his march, our collected "They Saw Napoleon" stories makes a
connection between genealogy and history. We also have given researchers
some hints as to where the records are and where they are not.
If you are interested in ordering a copy, reserve it now before we
go to the printer. Email nholden@interserv.com
Send your check for $5.00 to cover printing and mailing to
JGSLA
P.O. Box 55443
Sherman Oaks CA 91413-5544

MODERATOR NOTE: This is the permitted one-time sales mention of
a new book of genealogical interest.