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New York County Police Census of 1890 #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

The Police Census taken in 1890 by the New York City Police Department covered
all of what was then New York City, i.e., Manhattan and the western portion of
the Bronx. A police census was also taken in 1895, according to Jacob A. Riis's
"The Battle with the Slum," 1902, but it doesn't seem to be extant.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


Subject: U.S. Census Undercounts - Second Enumerations, etc.
From: "rstehle@ix.netcom.com" <rstehle@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:32:08 -0400

<snip> In 1890, complaints about the fedreal census for parts of New York City
were voiced A special census was undertaken by the police for Manhattan and
parts of the Bronx It was determined that the original census had a 13%
undercount>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York County Police Census of 1890 #general

Joy Rich <joyrichny@...>
 

The Police Census taken in 1890 by the New York City Police Department covered
all of what was then New York City, i.e., Manhattan and the western portion of
the Bronx. A police census was also taken in 1895, according to Jacob A. Riis's
"The Battle with the Slum," 1902, but it doesn't seem to be extant.

Joy Rich
Brooklyn, NY


Subject: U.S. Census Undercounts - Second Enumerations, etc.
From: "rstehle@ix.netcom.com" <rstehle@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:32:08 -0400

<snip> In 1890, complaints about the fedreal census for parts of New York City
were voiced A special census was undertaken by the police for Manhattan and
parts of the Bronx It was determined that the original census had a 13%
undercount>


Deadline for early registration May 15 #germany

gersig@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:
The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line! We're
very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all it offers.

See descriptions of the presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings,
and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours,
courses, and cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then proceed.
If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm
I also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one! Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz http://www.jgsny2006.org
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
registration@jgsny2006.org Roni@jgsny2006.org


German SIG #Germany Deadline for early registration May 15 #germany

gersig@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:
The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line! We're
very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all it offers.

See descriptions of the presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings,
and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours,
courses, and cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then proceed.
If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm
I also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one! Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz http://www.jgsny2006.org
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
registration@jgsny2006.org Roni@jgsny2006.org


Deadline for early registration May 15 #usa

gersig@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:
The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line! We're
very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all it offers.

See descriptions of the presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings,
and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours,
courses, and cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then proceed.
If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm
I also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one! Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz http://www.jgsny2006.org
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
registration@jgsny2006.org Roni@jgsny2006.org


Early American SIG #USA Deadline for early registration May 15 #usa

gersig@...
 

Dear JewishGenners:
The schedule for 26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy to
be held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, August 13-18 is now on-line! We're
very enthusiastic about the program and encourage you to look at all it offers.

See descriptions of the presentations, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings,
and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) get-togethers. Check also the special events, tours,
courses, and cemetery visits.

If you haven't registered yet, stop procrastinating! The deadline for
receiving the early registration price is fast approaching, May 15, 2006.

Go to www.jgsny2006.org for information on the conference and to
http://www.jgsny2006.org/registration.cfm for information on registering
for the conference. Read the Registration Introduction first and then proceed.
If you have any questions, please check the extensive Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) page linked to >from the menu bar on the left side of the home page.

We hope to see you all at the conference, both as attendees and volunteers.
If you can help out as a volunteer and have not already completed a
volunteer form, please do so at http://www.jgsny2006.org/vol_survey.cfm
I also have a special request for anyone out there who is in the graphic
design field or is an aspiring graphic designer. Contact me for more information.

We are excited about the high caliber of the speakers, diversity of topics,
and events offered. Our members are working hard to ensure this conference
in the heart of New York City will be highly educational, stimulating,
collegial, and lots of fun. Even if you've never attended an IAJGS
conference before, you should not miss this one! Hope to see you in New York!

Roni Seibel Liebowitz http://www.jgsny2006.org
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
registration@jgsny2006.org Roni@jgsny2006.org


Monica Leonards z"l #general

Mark Halpern
 

It is with deep sadness that the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Philadelphia reports the untimely passing of Monica Leonards after a
long battle with cancer. For the last five years, Monica has been an
active Board member of JGSGP, leading the Society's German Special
Interest Group and serving on our Programs Committee.

Monica was a good friend and counselor to many JGSGP members. Monica was
born and spent her childhood in Brooklyn. She was considered the JGSGP
expert in both New York City and German Polish research. Her presence
will be missed by many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Monica's family during their period of
mourning. May the family be consoled among the mourners of Zion and
Jerusalem.

Mark Halpern
on behalf of the Board
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Monica Leonards z"l #general

Mark Halpern
 

It is with deep sadness that the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Philadelphia reports the untimely passing of Monica Leonards after a
long battle with cancer. For the last five years, Monica has been an
active Board member of JGSGP, leading the Society's German Special
Interest Group and serving on our Programs Committee.

Monica was a good friend and counselor to many JGSGP members. Monica was
born and spent her childhood in Brooklyn. She was considered the JGSGP
expert in both New York City and German Polish research. Her presence
will be missed by many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Monica's family during their period of
mourning. May the family be consoled among the mourners of Zion and
Jerusalem.

Mark Halpern
on behalf of the Board
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia


CYMES & SOKOL from JABLONKA (& Zambrow) #general

Wayne N. Frankel <wnf9@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genealogists,

In the past few months I have received and deciphered a number of
vital records for the surnames CYMES and SOKOL, >from Jablonka , in
the Lomza gubernya near Zambrow, Poland. The Jablonka records are
from <1870, and the families seem to have moved to Zambrow shortly
thereafter as there are some records >from there starting around 1880.
There are a number of records that were either difficult to read or
extract or where I could not determine whether or how they fit-in to
our tree. But much of the relevant information is extracted and I
have been able to incorporate it into a provisional family tree.
Some of the Jablonka records are already indexed in JRI-PL, and most
of them are not, although they are on other LDS microfilms.

For those of you who are researching CYMES or SOKOL families >from
this region of Poland, this information may be of value to you.
Certainly I would be interested to know if any of you tie-in to us -
we may be cousins!

I do know that there are Sokol's related to these families in the
Buenos Aires area, although so far I have not been able to find them
(N.b. Sokol became Siegel in the US, but remained Sokol in
Argentina). Similarly, there are individuals with the surname
YABLONKA in Israel related to these Sokol's, although my last message
to this group did not result in any immediate hits.

I have posted the information at the following links. I will leave
them posted for a couple of weeks.

http://www.lysurge.net/wayne_genealogy/Sokol_Cymes_index.htm

http://www.lysurge.net/wayne_genealogy/Sokol_Cymes_tree.jpg


Enjoy, and please do let me know if you have something that ties-in,
or if you require more information.

Please respond _privately_ if you do.

Wayne Frankel
Bar Harbor, ME, USA
wnf9@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CYMES & SOKOL from JABLONKA (& Zambrow) #general

Wayne N. Frankel <wnf9@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genealogists,

In the past few months I have received and deciphered a number of
vital records for the surnames CYMES and SOKOL, >from Jablonka , in
the Lomza gubernya near Zambrow, Poland. The Jablonka records are
from <1870, and the families seem to have moved to Zambrow shortly
thereafter as there are some records >from there starting around 1880.
There are a number of records that were either difficult to read or
extract or where I could not determine whether or how they fit-in to
our tree. But much of the relevant information is extracted and I
have been able to incorporate it into a provisional family tree.
Some of the Jablonka records are already indexed in JRI-PL, and most
of them are not, although they are on other LDS microfilms.

For those of you who are researching CYMES or SOKOL families >from
this region of Poland, this information may be of value to you.
Certainly I would be interested to know if any of you tie-in to us -
we may be cousins!

I do know that there are Sokol's related to these families in the
Buenos Aires area, although so far I have not been able to find them
(N.b. Sokol became Siegel in the US, but remained Sokol in
Argentina). Similarly, there are individuals with the surname
YABLONKA in Israel related to these Sokol's, although my last message
to this group did not result in any immediate hits.

I have posted the information at the following links. I will leave
them posted for a couple of weeks.

http://www.lysurge.net/wayne_genealogy/Sokol_Cymes_index.htm

http://www.lysurge.net/wayne_genealogy/Sokol_Cymes_tree.jpg


Enjoy, and please do let me know if you have something that ties-in,
or if you require more information.

Please respond _privately_ if you do.

Wayne Frankel
Bar Harbor, ME, USA
wnf9@verizon.net


Re: photos #general

adamsny@...
 

It's possible that a U.S. Passport for your grandmother's visit to Europe might
contain a photograph. Photographs have been required with U. S. Passport
applications since December 21, 1914. See the following web page for a further
understanding of passport applications:
The National Archives:
Passport Applications
Table of Contents
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/passport/#types

Good luck!
Nancy Ring Kendrick
Port Orange, FL

Quoting Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@netvision.net.il>:

Unfortunately, I know of no extant photos of my grandmother and two of my
great-grandparents, all of whom arrived in New York between 1903 and 1907.
My grandmother visited Europe at least once thereafter.
Did the US government or any local governmental agency require any personal
photos of residents or returning residents that would have then been kept
in government files?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: photos #general

adamsny@...
 

It's possible that a U.S. Passport for your grandmother's visit to Europe might
contain a photograph. Photographs have been required with U. S. Passport
applications since December 21, 1914. See the following web page for a further
understanding of passport applications:
The National Archives:
Passport Applications
Table of Contents
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/passport/#types

Good luck!
Nancy Ring Kendrick
Port Orange, FL

Quoting Paul & Irene Berman <ikpjb@netvision.net.il>:

Unfortunately, I know of no extant photos of my grandmother and two of my
great-grandparents, all of whom arrived in New York between 1903 and 1907.
My grandmother visited Europe at least once thereafter.
Did the US government or any local governmental agency require any personal
photos of residents or returning residents that would have then been kept
in government files?


Odp: Visit to Warsaw #general

Julia Koszewska <julia_koszewska@...>
 

Dear Marius,

to make is faster, I will recomend you two links to the websites where you can
find describtions of places that should be marked on map of Jewish history in
Poland. one is Diapositive:
http://www.diapozytyw.pl/en/site/slady_i_judaica

and second about Warsaw:
http://jewish.sites.warszawa.um.gov.pl/ (only in internet explorer)

about jewish cementary in Warsaw you can find here:
http://www.diapozytyw.pl/en/site/temat

I'm sending this info also to the information of other group members, as I
think these links can be useful also for others.

regards- Julia Koszewska

Dear Discussion Group Members
I will be in Warsaw end of May. I intend to visit important Jewish places in
Warsaw and in other places in Poland. I wander if somebody could advise me
which place is worthwhile to visit.
Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia/.


Correcting surname spellings in cemetery online databases #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

When I discovered that the cemetery database had a different spelling for my
antecedent's surname, rather than the one that appears on her headstone, I
called the cemetery and they will be glad to make the correction after they send
someone out to verify what I reported should be the proper surname spelling.

This explains why I could not find my family member despite the fact that I
knew she was there. I did try different spellings as suggested by Steve Lasky,
however, I never would have thought to try the one spelled incorrectly in the
cemetery's records.

Consider bringing to the attention, any misspellings that come your way
during your online research with any of the cemeteries who are now participating
with Internet searches. Hopefully they will all be as receptive to making the
changes as the staff at Mt. Hebron appear to be.

Barbara Meyers
NJ, USA
babycat3@aol.com
Researching ALK,KAFLOWITZ >from Poland, Russia, anywhere.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Odp: Visit to Warsaw #general

Julia Koszewska <julia_koszewska@...>
 

Dear Marius,

to make is faster, I will recomend you two links to the websites where you can
find describtions of places that should be marked on map of Jewish history in
Poland. one is Diapositive:
http://www.diapozytyw.pl/en/site/slady_i_judaica

and second about Warsaw:
http://jewish.sites.warszawa.um.gov.pl/ (only in internet explorer)

about jewish cementary in Warsaw you can find here:
http://www.diapozytyw.pl/en/site/temat

I'm sending this info also to the information of other group members, as I
think these links can be useful also for others.

regards- Julia Koszewska

Dear Discussion Group Members
I will be in Warsaw end of May. I intend to visit important Jewish places in
Warsaw and in other places in Poland. I wander if somebody could advise me
which place is worthwhile to visit.
Dr Marius Loeffler /Australia/.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Correcting surname spellings in cemetery online databases #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

When I discovered that the cemetery database had a different spelling for my
antecedent's surname, rather than the one that appears on her headstone, I
called the cemetery and they will be glad to make the correction after they send
someone out to verify what I reported should be the proper surname spelling.

This explains why I could not find my family member despite the fact that I
knew she was there. I did try different spellings as suggested by Steve Lasky,
however, I never would have thought to try the one spelled incorrectly in the
cemetery's records.

Consider bringing to the attention, any misspellings that come your way
during your online research with any of the cemeteries who are now participating
with Internet searches. Hopefully they will all be as receptive to making the
changes as the staff at Mt. Hebron appear to be.

Barbara Meyers
NJ, USA
babycat3@aol.com
Researching ALK,KAFLOWITZ >from Poland, Russia, anywhere.


Jewish Maternity Hospital, New York area:1927 birth #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

Has anyone ever heard of this hospital that existed many years ago? I am
wondering where it was located?

Thank you,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
NJ, USA
Researching KAFLOWITZ, ALK >from Poland, Russia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Maternity Hospital, New York area:1927 birth #general

BABYCAT3@...
 

Has anyone ever heard of this hospital that existed many years ago? I am
wondering where it was located?

Thank you,
Barbara Meyers
babycat3@aol.com
NJ, USA
Researching KAFLOWITZ, ALK >from Poland, Russia


Leader of Germany's Jews, Paul Spiegel, Dies #germany

Yvonne Stern <ystern@...>
 

Source: www.dw-world.de -Deutsche Welle- April 30, 2006

"The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr Paul Spiegel, aged 68,
died in the early hours of this morning, in Dusseldorf after a long, hard
illness, the council said in a statement. It added that he had been suffering
from leukaemia.
Paul Spiegel was considered a strong moral and conciliatory voice in Germany

Spiegel, who served as the vice president of the Central Council of Jews
since 1993, took over the top post in 1999 after the death of Ignatz Bubis......."

[The complete article can be read at the website cited above.]

Sent by Yvonne Stern Rio de Janeiro - Brasil <ystern@terra.com.br>


German SIG #Germany Leader of Germany's Jews, Paul Spiegel, Dies #germany

Yvonne Stern <ystern@...>
 

Source: www.dw-world.de -Deutsche Welle- April 30, 2006

"The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr Paul Spiegel, aged 68,
died in the early hours of this morning, in Dusseldorf after a long, hard
illness, the council said in a statement. It added that he had been suffering
from leukaemia.
Paul Spiegel was considered a strong moral and conciliatory voice in Germany

Spiegel, who served as the vice president of the Central Council of Jews
since 1993, took over the top post in 1999 after the death of Ignatz Bubis......."

[The complete article can be read at the website cited above.]

Sent by Yvonne Stern Rio de Janeiro - Brasil <ystern@terra.com.br>