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free satellite imagery #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

You can view free satellite imagery of places you find using JewishGen's
ShtetlSeeker as follows:

1) Copy the coordinates provided by ShtetlSeeker, including degree and
minute symbols.

2) Go to http://maps.google.com, paste the coordinates into the search box,
and click the "Search" button.

3) Click "Hybrid" near the upper-right of the map window.

4) Zoom out using the zoom bar on the left side of the map window, until a
satellite image appears.

The maximum resolution of the satellite imagery varies by place. For a town
in Poland that interests me, the maximum resolution is, unfortunately, not
great enough to see much more than the layout of farm plots. For an area a
few miles away, though, the maximum resolution is great enough to see
individual houses and trees. The maximum resolution seems to depend partly
on population density, but I see some areas in Poland lacking large towns
with almost the highest resolution coverage.

If you are fortunate, you might be able to identify features of interest to
genealogists, such as cemeteries.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen free satellite imagery #general

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

You can view free satellite imagery of places you find using JewishGen's
ShtetlSeeker as follows:

1) Copy the coordinates provided by ShtetlSeeker, including degree and
minute symbols.

2) Go to http://maps.google.com, paste the coordinates into the search box,
and click the "Search" button.

3) Click "Hybrid" near the upper-right of the map window.

4) Zoom out using the zoom bar on the left side of the map window, until a
satellite image appears.

The maximum resolution of the satellite imagery varies by place. For a town
in Poland that interests me, the maximum resolution is, unfortunately, not
great enough to see much more than the layout of farm plots. For an area a
few miles away, though, the maximum resolution is great enough to see
individual houses and trees. The maximum resolution seems to depend partly
on population density, but I see some areas in Poland lacking large towns
with almost the highest resolution coverage.

If you are fortunate, you might be able to identify features of interest to
genealogists, such as cemeteries.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Re: WPA? photos of buildings in N.Y.C. #general

Todd Brody
 

These photos were taken for tax purposes between 1939
and 1941. If you go to the following website, you can
find out how to order them. They are expensive.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml

Alternatively, you can go down to the records office
at 31 Chambers St. and copy the phographs yourself.
This is what I did. It does take some time to find
the right pictures and the copies off of microfilm are
not very good. But if you live in NY (or if you are
visiting), it is a much cheaper alternative.

If you are only looking for one photograph, it may
make sense to order the photograph >from the city. I
wanted photographs of all of the locations I
identified my family living at and it would have been
prohibitively expensive to order the copies >from the city.





--- Jay Luger <catmanjew@verizon.net> wrote:


Hi, This is my first time on jewishgen.org . I have
heard that during the
depression some wpa like org. photographed all the
buildings in NYC. I am
trying to find a photo of my grandfathers knife
sharpening store. Does
anyone know how to access these records? I would
greatly appreciate any help
that I could get.
Many thanks. Sincerely, Jay Luger
catmanjew@verizon.net
Todd Brody
Englewood, NJ

Searching: BRAUDE (Telz, Alsiad, Plotel), GLASS (Sandomierz, Montreal),
ROSENBERG (Skaryszew, Montreal), GROSSER (Sieniawa, Przemysl, Jaroslaw),
LAMM (Sieniawa, Przemysl, Jaroslaw), FRANKFORT (Sieniawa), ARFA (Biezun,Zuromin,
Sierpc, Plock), MAJ ((Biezun, Zuromin, Sierpc, Plock).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: WPA? photos of buildings in N.Y.C. #general

Todd Brody
 

These photos were taken for tax purposes between 1939
and 1941. If you go to the following website, you can
find out how to order them. They are expensive.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/taxphotos/home.shtml

Alternatively, you can go down to the records office
at 31 Chambers St. and copy the phographs yourself.
This is what I did. It does take some time to find
the right pictures and the copies off of microfilm are
not very good. But if you live in NY (or if you are
visiting), it is a much cheaper alternative.

If you are only looking for one photograph, it may
make sense to order the photograph >from the city. I
wanted photographs of all of the locations I
identified my family living at and it would have been
prohibitively expensive to order the copies >from the city.





--- Jay Luger <catmanjew@verizon.net> wrote:


Hi, This is my first time on jewishgen.org . I have
heard that during the
depression some wpa like org. photographed all the
buildings in NYC. I am
trying to find a photo of my grandfathers knife
sharpening store. Does
anyone know how to access these records? I would
greatly appreciate any help
that I could get.
Many thanks. Sincerely, Jay Luger
catmanjew@verizon.net
Todd Brody
Englewood, NJ

Searching: BRAUDE (Telz, Alsiad, Plotel), GLASS (Sandomierz, Montreal),
ROSENBERG (Skaryszew, Montreal), GROSSER (Sieniawa, Przemysl, Jaroslaw),
LAMM (Sieniawa, Przemysl, Jaroslaw), FRANKFORT (Sieniawa), ARFA (Biezun,Zuromin,
Sierpc, Plock), MAJ ((Biezun, Zuromin, Sierpc, Plock).


Conversion #general

RUP29@...
 

How can I find out if someone converted to Judaisim in about 1924
V.Gold
Watford
_RUP29@AOL.COM_ (mailto:RUP29@AOL.COM)


Date for ROM-SIG meeting in New York! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

We have now been given the information about the ROM-SIG meeting in NYC:

Tuesday, August 15 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Session Number/Code: 1026
Room: Olmstead/Seventh Floor

If you have any questions about the content, etc., please address them
to Merle Kastner at: merlek@videotron.com , or Bruce Resich at:
Bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu

They will be leading the meeting.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Conversion #general

RUP29@...
 

How can I find out if someone converted to Judaisim in about 1924
V.Gold
Watford
_RUP29@AOL.COM_ (mailto:RUP29@AOL.COM)


Romania SIG #Romania Date for ROM-SIG meeting in New York! #romania

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Dear All,

We have now been given the information about the ROM-SIG meeting in NYC:

Tuesday, August 15 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Session Number/Code: 1026
Room: Olmstead/Seventh Floor

If you have any questions about the content, etc., please address them
to Merle Kastner at: merlek@videotron.com , or Bruce Resich at:
Bir1@nysaes.cornell.edu

They will be leading the meeting.

Rosanne Leeson
Co-Coordinator
ROM-SIG


New Site shows arrivals at the Port of Santos, Brazil #general

Yvonne Stern <ystern@...>
 

A new site containing arrivals at the Port of Santos, in Sao Paulo state,
from 1890 till 1923, can be of great help for family researchers whose
ancestors emigrated to Brazil .

http://www.memorialdoimigrante.sp.gov.br/

To do a search fill in the blanks Nome (name, optional), Sobrenome
(surname), Ano da chegada (Year of arrival, if you want to narrow your
search) and click on Buscar (Search)

Next page will display name, surname, relationship/marital status, year
of arrival and nationality.
By click on the first name (in red) it will open a form for requesting
the immigrant's paper. The blanks fields ask for:
- Name (your)
- Full Address
- City, state, zip code
- Area code and phone number
- Email
- Comments
- Scroll down and choose one (or both) of the papers listed. If
you want to see how these papers look like, click on the question mark,
in blue. These papers are:
- Certificado de desembarque:
Has no legal value
* Family's surname
* Immigrant's name
* Kinship
* Nationality
* Age
* Marital status
* Place of origin (if mentioned)
* Destination (if mentioned)
* Ship (if mentioned)
* Arrival date
* Book number and page of the record at the Immigrants Hostelry
Fee:R$ 15,00 (Quinze Reais)(currently, about $7)

Certido de desembarque
Has legal value
* Immigrant's name
* Nationality
* Parents'names (if mentioned)
* Age or date of birth
* Sex
* Marital status
* Occupation (if mentioned)
* Ship (if mentioned)
* Place of origin (if mentioned)
* Destination (if mentioned)
* Passport number (if mentioned)
* Date of arrival
* Head of the group (if mentioned)
* Family members attendant (if mentioned)
* Book and page of the record at the Immigrants' Hostelry
Fee: R$ 20,00 (Vinte Reais))about $9)
- Finally, click on Enviar Requerimento (Send )

Other key words :
banco de dados - data base
Registro de Desembarque de Imigrantes : Immigrants Disembarkation
Registry
Lista de Passageiros : Passenger List

Yvonne Stern
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
GerSig , FrenchSig and Danzig Sig -Member


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Site shows arrivals at the Port of Santos, Brazil #general

Yvonne Stern <ystern@...>
 

A new site containing arrivals at the Port of Santos, in Sao Paulo state,
from 1890 till 1923, can be of great help for family researchers whose
ancestors emigrated to Brazil .

http://www.memorialdoimigrante.sp.gov.br/

To do a search fill in the blanks Nome (name, optional), Sobrenome
(surname), Ano da chegada (Year of arrival, if you want to narrow your
search) and click on Buscar (Search)

Next page will display name, surname, relationship/marital status, year
of arrival and nationality.
By click on the first name (in red) it will open a form for requesting
the immigrant's paper. The blanks fields ask for:
- Name (your)
- Full Address
- City, state, zip code
- Area code and phone number
- Email
- Comments
- Scroll down and choose one (or both) of the papers listed. If
you want to see how these papers look like, click on the question mark,
in blue. These papers are:
- Certificado de desembarque:
Has no legal value
* Family's surname
* Immigrant's name
* Kinship
* Nationality
* Age
* Marital status
* Place of origin (if mentioned)
* Destination (if mentioned)
* Ship (if mentioned)
* Arrival date
* Book number and page of the record at the Immigrants Hostelry
Fee:R$ 15,00 (Quinze Reais)(currently, about $7)

Certido de desembarque
Has legal value
* Immigrant's name
* Nationality
* Parents'names (if mentioned)
* Age or date of birth
* Sex
* Marital status
* Occupation (if mentioned)
* Ship (if mentioned)
* Place of origin (if mentioned)
* Destination (if mentioned)
* Passport number (if mentioned)
* Date of arrival
* Head of the group (if mentioned)
* Family members attendant (if mentioned)
* Book and page of the record at the Immigrants' Hostelry
Fee: R$ 20,00 (Vinte Reais))about $9)
- Finally, click on Enviar Requerimento (Send )

Other key words :
banco de dados - data base
Registro de Desembarque de Imigrantes : Immigrants Disembarkation
Registry
Lista de Passageiros : Passenger List

Yvonne Stern
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
GerSig , FrenchSig and Danzig Sig -Member


Holocaust Memorial Day in South Africa #general

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

For the first time in the history of South African Jewry, a Siren was sounded
from the premises of the Jewish Communal Centre in
Cape Town for a duration of one minute in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
The siren was switched on by Mr Mike Breslin of Sea Point,
a Holocaust survivor at precisely the same time as it it was sounded in Israel.
This is the first time in the world that such a siren was heard and will
continue to be heard outside of Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day

The siren will in future be sounded annually in Cape Town by the Jewish
Community in solidarity with Israel and with the Jewish people throughout the
world on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day and commemorates the loss of six million
Jewish people, Gypsies, Jehovahs Witnesses and many
others, who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

In Israel the entire country comes to a halt as people stand at silent
attention during the siren, even stopping their cars in the middle of the roads
and highways if necessary.

The full Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony took place thereafter at the
Pinelands Jewish Cemetery at 1 pm and was attended by Holocaust Survivors,
the Jewish Community, Government and local dignitaries and the Diplomatic Corps.
The main speaker at Pinelands was the Israeli Ambassador, Mr Ilan Baruch.

The siren will again be sounded on Tuesday evening 2 May 2006 at 7pm on
Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel which is on
the eve of Israel's Day of Independence, Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel is always preceded by Yom Hazikaron. The message of
linking these two days is clear: Israelis and the Jewish People owe the
independence of Israel, the very existence of the State, to the soldiers
who sacrificed their lives for it.
We remember and honour our brothers and sisters, many of them South
Africans.

With thanks and in great appreciation of the solidarity >from the Cape
Town Jewish Community to World Jewry.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Memorial Day in South Africa #general

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

For the first time in the history of South African Jewry, a Siren was sounded
from the premises of the Jewish Communal Centre in
Cape Town for a duration of one minute in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
The siren was switched on by Mr Mike Breslin of Sea Point,
a Holocaust survivor at precisely the same time as it it was sounded in Israel.
This is the first time in the world that such a siren was heard and will
continue to be heard outside of Israel on Holocaust Memorial Day

The siren will in future be sounded annually in Cape Town by the Jewish
Community in solidarity with Israel and with the Jewish people throughout the
world on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day and commemorates the loss of six million
Jewish people, Gypsies, Jehovahs Witnesses and many
others, who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

In Israel the entire country comes to a halt as people stand at silent
attention during the siren, even stopping their cars in the middle of the roads
and highways if necessary.

The full Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony took place thereafter at the
Pinelands Jewish Cemetery at 1 pm and was attended by Holocaust Survivors,
the Jewish Community, Government and local dignitaries and the Diplomatic Corps.
The main speaker at Pinelands was the Israeli Ambassador, Mr Ilan Baruch.

The siren will again be sounded on Tuesday evening 2 May 2006 at 7pm on
Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel which is on
the eve of Israel's Day of Independence, Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yom Ha'atzmaut in Israel is always preceded by Yom Hazikaron. The message of
linking these two days is clear: Israelis and the Jewish People owe the
independence of Israel, the very existence of the State, to the soldiers
who sacrificed their lives for it.
We remember and honour our brothers and sisters, many of them South
Africans.

With thanks and in great appreciation of the solidarity >from the Cape
Town Jewish Community to World Jewry.

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


South River Coat Company, South River, N.J. #general

mhschnei@...
 

I am trying to learn what role my grandfather, Max Schneiderman, played in
the South River Coat Company of South River, N.J. If anyone has information
please contact me privately at mhschnei@bio.fsu.edu.

Thank you,
Martin Schneiderman

Researching: SCHNEIDERMAN; MUSICANT; MUSIKER; ZALMONOVITZ. KOZHAN GORODK.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen South River Coat Company, South River, N.J. #general

mhschnei@...
 

I am trying to learn what role my grandfather, Max Schneiderman, played in
the South River Coat Company of South River, N.J. If anyone has information
please contact me privately at mhschnei@bio.fsu.edu.

Thank you,
Martin Schneiderman

Researching: SCHNEIDERMAN; MUSICANT; MUSIKER; ZALMONOVITZ. KOZHAN GORODK.


Request for assistance with ship manifest information #general

Cheryl Freeman
 

I have found my grandparents listed on a ship manifest on the Ellis Island
site, and I am hoping that someone can assist me with some location
information I found there.

1) The manifest says that my grandfather's last permanent residence was
"Wischewetz". I believe that he was born in Rovno, although he gave his
place of birth as Volynhia on his SS-5, and I believe my grandmother to have
been >from Berdischev.

The closest phonetic match to Wischewetz that I have found in the
ShtetlSeeker database was Vichevitsy but that is not in Ukraine. Can anyone
suggest what this town may have been?

2) In the space asking for the name and complete address of the nearest
relative in the country >from which the alien came is what appears to be:

Wolf Weinstein
Berdisijeff Figcluajn afl. Kievskaja ged

Wolf Weinstein was my grandfather's father, and I am assuming that the next
line indicates he was in Berdichev, Kievskaya Gubernia, but if anyone can
help me understand what I am seeing, I would very appreciative - especially
since I am expecting to see Wolf in Rovno, not in Berdichev.

Thanks

Cheryl Freeman
cheryl@genattic.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Request for assistance with ship manifest information #general

Cheryl Freeman
 

I have found my grandparents listed on a ship manifest on the Ellis Island
site, and I am hoping that someone can assist me with some location
information I found there.

1) The manifest says that my grandfather's last permanent residence was
"Wischewetz". I believe that he was born in Rovno, although he gave his
place of birth as Volynhia on his SS-5, and I believe my grandmother to have
been >from Berdischev.

The closest phonetic match to Wischewetz that I have found in the
ShtetlSeeker database was Vichevitsy but that is not in Ukraine. Can anyone
suggest what this town may have been?

2) In the space asking for the name and complete address of the nearest
relative in the country >from which the alien came is what appears to be:

Wolf Weinstein
Berdisijeff Figcluajn afl. Kievskaja ged

Wolf Weinstein was my grandfather's father, and I am assuming that the next
line indicates he was in Berdichev, Kievskaya Gubernia, but if anyone can
help me understand what I am seeing, I would very appreciative - especially
since I am expecting to see Wolf in Rovno, not in Berdichev.

Thanks

Cheryl Freeman
cheryl@genattic.com


WPA? photos of buildings in N.Y.C. #general

Jay Luger <catmanjew@...>
 

Hi, This is my first time on jewishgen.org . I have heard that during the
depression some wpa like org. photographed all the buildings in NYC. I am
trying to find a photo of my grandfathers knife sharpening store. Does
anyone know how to access these records? I would greatly appreciate any help
that I could get.
Many thanks. Sincerely, Jay Luger catmanjew@verizon.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WPA? photos of buildings in N.Y.C. #general

Jay Luger <catmanjew@...>
 

Hi, This is my first time on jewishgen.org . I have heard that during the
depression some wpa like org. photographed all the buildings in NYC. I am
trying to find a photo of my grandfathers knife sharpening store. Does
anyone know how to access these records? I would greatly appreciate any help
that I could get.
Many thanks. Sincerely, Jay Luger catmanjew@verizon.net


Henry A. Lehrman #general

Rosenhan <rosenhan@...>
 

I am trying to locate someone by the name of Henry A. Lehrman. Is there
anyone who can direct me to him?

Thank you
Sara Rosenhan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Henry A. Lehrman #general

Rosenhan <rosenhan@...>
 

I am trying to locate someone by the name of Henry A. Lehrman. Is there
anyone who can direct me to him?

Thank you
Sara Rosenhan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately