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Chraplice (was: Raplicz) #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Sheila Gootman wrote

According to EIDB my grandmother, and one sister are listed as coming from
Chraplice. their other sister is listed as coming >from Raplicz.
I am unable to find any reference to the name Raplicz,and little
info about Chraplice other then the name. They came to New York in the
early 1900's. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with these names
in this time frame. I only know they were >from Galicia.
Sheila,

Chraplice are not identified through the ShtetlSeeker (USBGN database) but
there are several methods to pinpoit its location

1. Chraplice are listed in 1929 Poland Business Directory, direct link to
page #637:

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0637

The entry for Chraplice indicates that this was parish in Przemysl district
with the tiny population of 195 people, and with all the civilized
facilities (phone, telegraph, post office) located in Medyka and Przemysl.
Count Stanislaw Studnicki is listed as the landowner of Chraplice.
BTW, count Studnicki family were the owners of several land and forest
properties in Sambor and Przemysl regions.

2. Review of Himmels records indicate that all of them have listed their
town of origin as Chraplice or Sambor with the notable exception of Bertha
Himmel (arr. 1905), since next to her name town "Raplicz" is listed.

Raplicz" appears to be Ellis Island clerk's lingusitic interpretation since
Chraplice, pron. [khra plee tseh] have been transformed to
Raplits/Raplitz/Raplicz or perhaps even Bertha have used familiar >from her
home Yiddish name of this village.

3. 1879 Polish Geographic Dictionary provides more information about
Chraplice. Village at this time was owned by countess Luidegarda Stadnicki,
and it had 162 residents - 140 Rusins (Ukrainins), 6 Poles and 16 Jews. It
has also identify that nearest Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic churches
were located in Hussakow and Chodnowice.

Since Chodnowice, currently known as Khodnovichi at 4943 2257 and nearby
Hussakow, currently known as Gusakov at 4943 2300, are both located in
western Ukraine just south of Polish town Medyka, you can now use
ShtetlSeeker to see close proximity (2-to 4 miles distance) of the vicinity
where Chraplice used to be located. Unfortunatelly radius search does not
reveal Chraplice either.

4.
Chraplice can be pinponted by using on - line pre WWI Austrian Army map at:

http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/3felmeres.htm

Click on a quadrant located east >from Przemysl (long 49.5 - lat. 41
identified with red circle "Szambor" You will locate Chraplice on the map at
4944 4039 ccordinates.

Finally, using Lviv Province Soviet era map on line at:

http://www.infoukes.com/ua-maps/oblasts/oblast02/

one can identify in B5 quadrant tiny place "Kreptichi" this is what used to
be known as Chraplice.

Chraplice (Kreptichi) most probably have been incorporated into larger
nearby village and have disappeared >from the maps.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chraplice (was: Raplicz) #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Sheila Gootman wrote

According to EIDB my grandmother, and one sister are listed as coming from
Chraplice. their other sister is listed as coming >from Raplicz.
I am unable to find any reference to the name Raplicz,and little
info about Chraplice other then the name. They came to New York in the
early 1900's. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with these names
in this time frame. I only know they were >from Galicia.
Sheila,

Chraplice are not identified through the ShtetlSeeker (USBGN database) but
there are several methods to pinpoit its location

1. Chraplice are listed in 1929 Poland Business Directory, direct link to
page #637:

http://data.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/1929/loadtop.htm?0637

The entry for Chraplice indicates that this was parish in Przemysl district
with the tiny population of 195 people, and with all the civilized
facilities (phone, telegraph, post office) located in Medyka and Przemysl.
Count Stanislaw Studnicki is listed as the landowner of Chraplice.
BTW, count Studnicki family were the owners of several land and forest
properties in Sambor and Przemysl regions.

2. Review of Himmels records indicate that all of them have listed their
town of origin as Chraplice or Sambor with the notable exception of Bertha
Himmel (arr. 1905), since next to her name town "Raplicz" is listed.

Raplicz" appears to be Ellis Island clerk's lingusitic interpretation since
Chraplice, pron. [khra plee tseh] have been transformed to
Raplits/Raplitz/Raplicz or perhaps even Bertha have used familiar >from her
home Yiddish name of this village.

3. 1879 Polish Geographic Dictionary provides more information about
Chraplice. Village at this time was owned by countess Luidegarda Stadnicki,
and it had 162 residents - 140 Rusins (Ukrainins), 6 Poles and 16 Jews. It
has also identify that nearest Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic churches
were located in Hussakow and Chodnowice.

Since Chodnowice, currently known as Khodnovichi at 4943 2257 and nearby
Hussakow, currently known as Gusakov at 4943 2300, are both located in
western Ukraine just south of Polish town Medyka, you can now use
ShtetlSeeker to see close proximity (2-to 4 miles distance) of the vicinity
where Chraplice used to be located. Unfortunatelly radius search does not
reveal Chraplice either.

4.
Chraplice can be pinponted by using on - line pre WWI Austrian Army map at:

http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/3felmeres.htm

Click on a quadrant located east >from Przemysl (long 49.5 - lat. 41
identified with red circle "Szambor" You will locate Chraplice on the map at
4944 4039 ccordinates.

Finally, using Lviv Province Soviet era map on line at:

http://www.infoukes.com/ua-maps/oblasts/oblast02/

one can identify in B5 quadrant tiny place "Kreptichi" this is what used to
be known as Chraplice.

Chraplice (Kreptichi) most probably have been incorporated into larger
nearby village and have disappeared >from the maps.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Ab


Seeking: TREUHAFT Family #general

Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi all,

Has anyone ever heard or come across a family surname called TREUHAFT?

Thank You

Henry Schwartz

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder lists seven
researchers working on the surname TREUHAFT.
Go to < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ >, click "Search,"
and choose the "is exactly" or "sounds like" search type.
You can then contact these researchers and find out more about
the TREUHAFT family.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking: TREUHAFT Family #general

Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi all,

Has anyone ever heard or come across a family surname called TREUHAFT?

Thank You

Henry Schwartz

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen Family Finder lists seven
researchers working on the surname TREUHAFT.
Go to < http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ >, click "Search,"
and choose the "is exactly" or "sounds like" search type.
You can then contact these researchers and find out more about
the TREUHAFT family.


November 20th JGSNY meeting #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

On Sunday, November 20th, at 2 PM, JGSNY and Gesher Galicia will have a
joint meeting at the Center for Jewish History located at 15 West 16th
Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan with a full range of
topics and speakers: Pamela Weisberger & Shelley Pollero will provide an
update of recent Gesher Galicia activities and the Allegro auction site.
There will be a short 1939 film. Mark Halpern, Coordinator of the AGAD
project of JRI-Poland wil give an update on the status of Galician projects
in Polish & Ukrainian archives. Suzan Wynne will discuss Jewish Life in
Galicia and Logan Joseph Kleinwaks will show how to searching Polish and
Galician Directories using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). As a Post
Script The film, I Remember Jewish Drohobycz, will be shown. Admission for
JGSNY and Gesher Galicia member is free; non-members $3

The meeting will be preceded by Galician birds-of-a-feather meetings from
noon to 2 pm in the Center's Chapel. Free of charge.

The Center Genealogy Institute will be open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on November
20th for networking with other researchers and access to resource materials
and computers.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
JGSNY Program Vice President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen November 20th JGSNY meeting #general

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
 

On Sunday, November 20th, at 2 PM, JGSNY and Gesher Galicia will have a
joint meeting at the Center for Jewish History located at 15 West 16th
Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan with a full range of
topics and speakers: Pamela Weisberger & Shelley Pollero will provide an
update of recent Gesher Galicia activities and the Allegro auction site.
There will be a short 1939 film. Mark Halpern, Coordinator of the AGAD
project of JRI-Poland wil give an update on the status of Galician projects
in Polish & Ukrainian archives. Suzan Wynne will discuss Jewish Life in
Galicia and Logan Joseph Kleinwaks will show how to searching Polish and
Galician Directories using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). As a Post
Script The film, I Remember Jewish Drohobycz, will be shown. Admission for
JGSNY and Gesher Galicia member is free; non-members $3

The meeting will be preceded by Galician birds-of-a-feather meetings from
noon to 2 pm in the Center's Chapel. Free of charge.

The Center Genealogy Institute will be open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on November
20th for networking with other researchers and access to resource materials
and computers.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
JGSNY Program Vice President


Ellis Is land manafest - Guru needed #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

On a 5/12/1893 manifest for "... Lipkowitz" (please look up as
Lastname - Lipkowitz, arrival date 1893 to 189

in the column named "Intended destination - state or teritory" there
is text follwed by the letter "G"

Can anyone tell me what the G means?

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to read JewishGen's "Guide to Interpreting
Passenger List Annotations" by Marian L. Smith, located among JewishGen's
InfoFiles, at: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Is land manafest - Guru needed #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>
 

On a 5/12/1893 manifest for "... Lipkowitz" (please look up as
Lastname - Lipkowitz, arrival date 1893 to 189

in the column named "Intended destination - state or teritory" there
is text follwed by the letter "G"

Can anyone tell me what the G means?

MODERATOR NOTE: You may also want to read JewishGen's "Guide to Interpreting
Passenger List Annotations" by Marian L. Smith, located among JewishGen's
InfoFiles, at: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/


Re: NYC death certificates #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

NYC records death certificates for everyone, including stillborn infants. I
have found various errors in spelling, and many people (not just suicides)
are listed as unknown. Using the search engine at www.stevemorse.org helps,
but it hasn't let me search for "unknown" (which was a suggestion I found in
the discussion group earlier this week). However, if you go directly to the
death index at www.italiangen.org, you can enter the last name "unknown."
With both of these websites, you can use different wildcards to try to find
the last name you are seeking. You can also enter just a first name, which
may not have been given in the case of a stillborn infant. Actually, there
was a case in my husband's family where an infant who died right after birth
was given a name but we didn't know that until I started doing genealogy
research, as it was not on the tombstone.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC death certificates #general

Sharon R. Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

NYC records death certificates for everyone, including stillborn infants. I
have found various errors in spelling, and many people (not just suicides)
are listed as unknown. Using the search engine at www.stevemorse.org helps,
but it hasn't let me search for "unknown" (which was a suggestion I found in
the discussion group earlier this week). However, if you go directly to the
death index at www.italiangen.org, you can enter the last name "unknown."
With both of these websites, you can use different wildcards to try to find
the last name you are seeking. You can also enter just a first name, which
may not have been given in the case of a stillborn infant. Actually, there
was a case in my husband's family where an infant who died right after birth
was given a name but we didn't know that until I started doing genealogy
research, as it was not on the tombstone.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


Brides Index to New York City marriages now online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Sarah Greenberg < sacredsisters3@... > mentioned yesterday...

I was looking on the italiangen.org site and they just
added some of the Brides Index...
The NYC Brides Index covers

Bronx 1899-1937
Kings 1871-1910, 1931-1937
Queens 1905 -1937

It currently includes over 673,000 records, with more to come.

Volunteers on Long Island and beyond are currently at work on
the Manhattan index, entering data >from original index cards
into Excel format.

Those who have used the ItalianGen databases before will notice
that the site has been reorganized. All the naturalization and
vital records that have been indexed through the efforts of the
Genealogy Federation of Long Island are now listed on and
accessible via this page: http://italiangen.org/databaselist.stm

The databases currently available (over 10 million names) are:

Naturalizations
---------------
- Eastern District of NY 1865-1957 (federal court; Brooklyn)
- Southern District of NY 1907-1960 (federal court; Manhattan)
- Nassau County Supreme Court 1899-1989 (state court; western LI)
- Suffolk County Supreme Court 1865-1981 (state court; eastern LI)
- Bronx County Supreme Court 1914-1952 (state court)
- Military Naturalizations

Vital Records
-------------
- NYC Death Index 1891-1936
- NYC Grooms Index 1909-1936
- NYC Brides Index 1891-1937

A special thank you to the members of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island who helped enter data to create the
brides index -- Eli Hecht, Ken Kravitz, Jackie Wasserstein, and
Alice Wolfteich - and to the other Jewish genealogists whose
names I spotted on the volunteer list -- Wendy Almeleh, Estelle
Guzik, and Paula Zieselman.

For more information about the Genealogy Federation of Long
Island and its projects, see
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gfli/index.html
or write the JGS of Long Island, info@... .

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Membership Vice President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
membership@...
www.jgsli.org


Codes on NYC death certificates? #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
I've noticed some interesting codes on two NYC death certificates I
have. Perhaps someone here knows their meaning?

The two certificates are >from 1936 and 1943.

On the left side of each certificate, is a column of boxes. Each box
is labelled (as best I can read):
Boro-Coats
Institution
Boro Resid.
Area Dist.

Occupation
Nativ. Dec.
Citiz. Dec.
Nativ. Mother
Cause 1
Cause 2
Operation
Type Accid.
O.T. Accid.
Att. Autop.
Com.

Some of these boxes have numerical codes within, and some are
blank. I can certainly guess what each abbreviation means, but I'm
interested in the meanings of the codes

I'm particularly interested in the three boxes, labeled "Nativ.
Dec.", "Citiz. Dec.", and "Nativ. Mother". On one certificate, all
three boxes have the number "16" written in. since I'm not sure if
one of these individuals ever became a citizen, perhaps this code
might give me a clue. Does anyone know anything bout these codes?

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Marietta, Georgia

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN -
AVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Brides Index to New York City marriages now online #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
 

Sarah Greenberg < sacredsisters3@... > mentioned yesterday...

I was looking on the italiangen.org site and they just
added some of the Brides Index...
The NYC Brides Index covers

Bronx 1899-1937
Kings 1871-1910, 1931-1937
Queens 1905 -1937

It currently includes over 673,000 records, with more to come.

Volunteers on Long Island and beyond are currently at work on
the Manhattan index, entering data >from original index cards
into Excel format.

Those who have used the ItalianGen databases before will notice
that the site has been reorganized. All the naturalization and
vital records that have been indexed through the efforts of the
Genealogy Federation of Long Island are now listed on and
accessible via this page: http://italiangen.org/databaselist.stm

The databases currently available (over 10 million names) are:

Naturalizations
---------------
- Eastern District of NY 1865-1957 (federal court; Brooklyn)
- Southern District of NY 1907-1960 (federal court; Manhattan)
- Nassau County Supreme Court 1899-1989 (state court; western LI)
- Suffolk County Supreme Court 1865-1981 (state court; eastern LI)
- Bronx County Supreme Court 1914-1952 (state court)
- Military Naturalizations

Vital Records
-------------
- NYC Death Index 1891-1936
- NYC Grooms Index 1909-1936
- NYC Brides Index 1891-1937

A special thank you to the members of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island who helped enter data to create the
brides index -- Eli Hecht, Ken Kravitz, Jackie Wasserstein, and
Alice Wolfteich - and to the other Jewish genealogists whose
names I spotted on the volunteer list -- Wendy Almeleh, Estelle
Guzik, and Paula Zieselman.

For more information about the Genealogy Federation of Long
Island and its projects, see
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gfli/index.html
or write the JGS of Long Island, info@... .

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Membership Vice President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
Dix Hills (Long Island), New York, USA
membership@...
www.jgsli.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Codes on NYC death certificates? #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
I've noticed some interesting codes on two NYC death certificates I
have. Perhaps someone here knows their meaning?

The two certificates are >from 1936 and 1943.

On the left side of each certificate, is a column of boxes. Each box
is labelled (as best I can read):
Boro-Coats
Institution
Boro Resid.
Area Dist.

Occupation
Nativ. Dec.
Citiz. Dec.
Nativ. Mother
Cause 1
Cause 2
Operation
Type Accid.
O.T. Accid.
Att. Autop.
Com.

Some of these boxes have numerical codes within, and some are
blank. I can certainly guess what each abbreviation means, but I'm
interested in the meanings of the codes

I'm particularly interested in the three boxes, labeled "Nativ.
Dec.", "Citiz. Dec.", and "Nativ. Mother". On one certificate, all
three boxes have the number "16" written in. since I'm not sure if
one of these individuals ever became a citizen, perhaps this code
might give me a clue. Does anyone know anything bout these codes?

Regards,
Hilary Henkin
Marietta, Georgia

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN; BELIISKI; HENKIN - GENKIN; MESCENOKOV; POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS; LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN -
AVRUTIN; PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY; STEINHART
Roumania: DONNENFIELD; DOLLINGER; RINCOVER - HARINCOVER; WISENTHAL
Harbin, China: SREBERK - SCHRIEBER; LITEBSK; SCHON --


JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, November 20 meeting.

Topic: "Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky: The Men Behind the Flamingo Hotel"

Our guest speaker is Ron Arons. Ron is a seasoned genealogist. He has
lectured locally and abroad. At the recent IAGS Conference in Las Vegas, Ron's
immensely popular talk about Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky was presented to an
overflow crowd. Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky were raised on the Lower East Side.
They became two of the most notorious gansters in the United States. Ron
will talk about the amazing lives of these two men and the facts he obtained
from the internet and public records.
Admission is free and all our welcome. Resource books will be available.
Refreshments will be served.

Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30PM to take your research questions.

For more information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@...

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, November 20 meeting.

Topic: "Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky: The Men Behind the Flamingo Hotel"

Our guest speaker is Ron Arons. Ron is a seasoned genealogist. He has
lectured locally and abroad. At the recent IAGS Conference in Las Vegas, Ron's
immensely popular talk about Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky was presented to an
overflow crowd. Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky were raised on the Lower East Side.
They became two of the most notorious gansters in the United States. Ron
will talk about the amazing lives of these two men and the facts he obtained
from the internet and public records.
Admission is free and all our welcome. Resource books will be available.
Refreshments will be served.

Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30PM to take your research questions.

For more information please contact Rhoda, rmiller871@...

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


new - Jewish genealogy calendar of events #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

A new Jewish genealogy calendar noting events and meetings in Israel and

abroad is now up at www.ynetnews.com

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3166435,00.html,
as part of ynetnews' commitment to Jewish genealogy, compiled by
Ynetnews Jewish genealogy contributor Schelly Talalay Dardashti.

Find out what's going on and where.
Genealogy-related items on ynetnews can be found under the main JEWISH
heading.
This listing, which will be updated frequently, contains notices of
events in Israel and relevant events abroad.

To list your event, send an email to Schelly at
ynet.genevents@....
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen new - Jewish genealogy calendar of events #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

A new Jewish genealogy calendar noting events and meetings in Israel and

abroad is now up at www.ynetnews.com

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3166435,00.html,
as part of ynetnews' commitment to Jewish genealogy, compiled by
Ynetnews Jewish genealogy contributor Schelly Talalay Dardashti.

Find out what's going on and where.
Genealogy-related items on ynetnews can be found under the main JEWISH
heading.
This listing, which will be updated frequently, contains notices of
events in Israel and relevant events abroad.

To list your event, send an email to Schelly at
ynet.genevents@....
--
Bernard Kouchel
koosh@...


unusual sources thread. #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I would like to start a thread on unusual sources.
I found at NYPL a list of those who attended the 1929 Zionist convention
in Basel, Switzerland. I thought my great uncle was a attendee, but he
was not not. Hundreds of names >from around the world did attend, this is
a very different source of genealogical data.
I would like to hear >from others about their unusual sources. Gayle >from
San Gabriel, near LA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen unusual sources thread. #general

Gayle Schlissel Riley <key2pst@...>
 

I would like to start a thread on unusual sources.
I found at NYPL a list of those who attended the 1929 Zionist convention
in Basel, Switzerland. I thought my great uncle was a attendee, but he
was not not. Hundreds of names >from around the world did attend, this is
a very different source of genealogical data.
I would like to hear >from others about their unusual sources. Gayle >from
San Gabriel, near LA