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VM 6876 NYC Birth Certificate Father's Occupation??? #usa

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I am trying to determine the occupation of the father on this NYC 1901 birth
certificate. To help with the handwriting I can tell you the child's name
is Bertha Gersten, the address is on Rivington St, father's name is Louis
Gersten >from Austria. Mother is Rosie Frank >from Russia. I believe the medical
term used is primiparas

The direct link to VM file 6876 can be found at

jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6876

Please respond directly to me at ylca87@...

THank you.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER, ,
HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ


IAJGS luncheon or dinner? #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

To the Yankee Doodle researchers,

We're planning a sig meeting at the IAJGS annual conference next year
in New York.

I look forward to meeting many of you who weren't in Nevada.

If there is any interest in doing a luncheon or a dinner in the big apple,
please let me know. There are great restaurants nearby, or just a few
subway stops away >from the Marriott.

How many are interested?

Shana Tova to all you Early American Genners.

Marvin Weinberg
Coordinator, Early American SIG
YONKERS, NY


Early American SIG #USA VM 6876 NYC Birth Certificate Father's Occupation??? #usa

Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Dear All,

I am trying to determine the occupation of the father on this NYC 1901 birth
certificate. To help with the handwriting I can tell you the child's name
is Bertha Gersten, the address is on Rivington St, father's name is Louis
Gersten >from Austria. Mother is Rosie Frank >from Russia. I believe the medical
term used is primiparas

The direct link to VM file 6876 can be found at

jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=6876

Please respond directly to me at ylca87@...

THank you.


Best Regards,
Connie Fisher Newhan (#1272)
Corona, California
FISHER/FISCHER/FISZER, FISZEL (Warszawa& Bedzin, Poland),S(Z)PRINGER, ,
HERSZLIKOWICZ, HAMBURGER (Bedzin, Lagiza, Zarki, Poland), GERSTEN (Obertyn,
Galacia) BARSKA/BARSKY/BARSKIY(Odessa), GOLDBERG (Sokolka?), FELDMAN
(Veliuona,Kaunas), CAHN (Koln), FRIEDSAM (Bodendorf, Coln? Germany, Pittsburgh, PA),
NEWHAN/NEUHAN/NEUHAHN (Hesse Cassel, Meimbressen, Germany, Baltimore, MD),
BOHORODCZANER (Potok Zloty, Ukraine), LEVINE, BLUM, ROTH, ROCKOVITZ, ABRAMS,
RABINOWITZ


Early American SIG #USA IAJGS luncheon or dinner? #usa

RecordsAccess@...
 

To the Yankee Doodle researchers,

We're planning a sig meeting at the IAJGS annual conference next year
in New York.

I look forward to meeting many of you who weren't in Nevada.

If there is any interest in doing a luncheon or a dinner in the big apple,
please let me know. There are great restaurants nearby, or just a few
subway stops away >from the Marriott.

How many are interested?

Shana Tova to all you Early American Genners.

Marvin Weinberg
Coordinator, Early American SIG
YONKERS, NY


Re: Mechler from Baden-Baden #usa

Joshua Levy <joshualevy@...>
 

--- Yekkey@... wrote:
A friend of mine is interested in finding out about his Jewish
ancestry if any. His name is MECHLER.
All he knows is that his family immigrated >from Baden-Baden to New
Jersey around the time of the Civil War.

Is there anybody out there in cyberspace who can give us any leads?
If you haven't already done it, I would go to the Early American SIG
web site here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/earlyamerican
and look at the list of things to do on the right side of the page,
called "5 Easy Ways to Start Researching Early American Jewish
Genealogy". Many of those things should directly help your friend.

BTW: I'm always looking for things to add to our Early American SIG
web site, so if you have any ideas of useful links, or if you would
like to write some helpful text, please tell me! I'm happy to add
stuff to the web site!

Joshua Levy
LEVY in San Jose and San Francisco, CA
HYMAN in San Francisco, CA and Albany NY





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Early American SIG #USA Re: Mechler from Baden-Baden #usa

Joshua Levy <joshualevy@...>
 

--- Yekkey@... wrote:
A friend of mine is interested in finding out about his Jewish
ancestry if any. His name is MECHLER.
All he knows is that his family immigrated >from Baden-Baden to New
Jersey around the time of the Civil War.

Is there anybody out there in cyberspace who can give us any leads?
If you haven't already done it, I would go to the Early American SIG
web site here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/earlyamerican
and look at the list of things to do on the right side of the page,
called "5 Easy Ways to Start Researching Early American Jewish
Genealogy". Many of those things should directly help your friend.

BTW: I'm always looking for things to add to our Early American SIG
web site, so if you have any ideas of useful links, or if you would
like to write some helpful text, please tell me! I'm happy to add
stuff to the web site!

Joshua Levy
LEVY in San Jose and San Francisco, CA
HYMAN in San Francisco, CA and Albany NY





______________________________________________________
Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
http://store.yahoo.com/redcross-donate3/


Researching the town of Humenne (SCHWARTZ and FRIEDRICH) #austria-czech

Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi All,

Has anyone gone through any records >from the town of Humenne which was part
of Austria-Hungary, and currently located in Slovakia. I am researching
SCHWARTZ and FRIEDRICH who lived in Humenne.

Thank You

Henry Schwartz


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Researching the town of Humenne (SCHWARTZ and FRIEDRICH) #austria-czech

Henry <henry@...>
 

Hi All,

Has anyone gone through any records >from the town of Humenne which was part
of Austria-Hungary, and currently located in Slovakia. I am researching
SCHWARTZ and FRIEDRICH who lived in Humenne.

Thank You

Henry Schwartz


Re : Baltic port #belarus

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

Edna Hoover wrote:
"Our grandparents told us they met on the boat coming over to England. =20
We assumed this to be >from a Baltic port...=94

I also heard this >from my maternal grand-mother coming >from Pinsk to =
Paris.
She told that she was very sick on the boat.

As my paternal great grand-parents came >from Lomza
through Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad),I guess the port was the same one.

Micheline GUTMANN
m.gutmann@...
site GenAmi=www.genami.org


Jewish Boxers from Philadelphia #general

Harry D. Boonin <hdboonin@...>
 

I have come across a list of Jewish prize fighters >from Philadelphia. The
listing is for boxers who fought in the 1910s and 1920s, several earlier. I
have no information about famous Jewish boxers >from Philadelphia, such as
Lew Tendler or Benny Bass. I have about ten or twelve names. In some cases
I have both their ring names and their birth names. I have no names of
amateur boxers.
Harry D. Boonin
Philadelphia,PA
hdboonin@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re : Baltic port #belarus

Micheline GUTMANN <m.gutmann@...>
 

Edna Hoover wrote:
"Our grandparents told us they met on the boat coming over to England. =20
We assumed this to be >from a Baltic port...=94

I also heard this >from my maternal grand-mother coming >from Pinsk to =
Paris.
She told that she was very sick on the boat.

As my paternal great grand-parents came >from Lomza
through Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad),I guess the port was the same one.

Micheline GUTMANN
m.gutmann@...
site GenAmi=www.genami.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Boxers from Philadelphia #general

Harry D. Boonin <hdboonin@...>
 

I have come across a list of Jewish prize fighters >from Philadelphia. The
listing is for boxers who fought in the 1910s and 1920s, several earlier. I
have no information about famous Jewish boxers >from Philadelphia, such as
Lew Tendler or Benny Bass. I have about ten or twelve names. In some cases
I have both their ring names and their birth names. I have no names of
amateur boxers.
Harry D. Boonin
Philadelphia,PA
hdboonin@...


Re: Lodz databases explanation and another source #general

meretz
 

The heading of Daniel Kazez' database is Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research
Group. I wonder whether it does contain also 20,000 Lodz names.
Uri Meretz

----- Original Message -----
Lodz databases explanation and another source
From: "Roni S. Liebowitz" <roni19@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 22:22:40 -0400

I have received several inquiries about the information I posted regarding
Lodz (and other) databases. Hope this clarifies:

1. The databases are searchable databases, not static lists. You cannot
browse the entire town or whole list. You must do a search on a surname.

2. On the Holocaust database, one surname search will list that name
wherever it appears in any of the 100 separate data files, so you don't
have
to go through each file separately. You cannot search one datafile
independently. These relatively smaller databases do not have their own
individual search engines as does the Lodz Ghetto Residents database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/LodzGhetto.html . You will need
to search these other databases by going to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

3. It is very important to READ THE INTRODUCTIONS and check out the
highlighted terms, which often refer you to lists of occupations or a
translation of terms and even the columns used in the databases. It is
very
hard to understand the content of the database without reading the intro.
For information on each of the databases, scroll down and click on the
links
on that same page. For example, Chelmno is one of the databases listed.
Click on that link to get to the explanation about the database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0114_Lodz-transports.html

4. Anyone can do a basic search but must have a JewishGen ID number. To
get
this sign up at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ (no cost). When the
request
appears to log onto a database, you will need that number. A basic search
allows you to input only in the first search box. Only contributors can do
an advanced search which allows you to search additional boxes at the same
time so that, for example, you can search on a surname and given name
together.

Another searchable database, not housed on JewishGen, containing about
20,000 Lodz names was compiled by Daniel Kazez. Check out
http://www.benkazez.com/dan/crarg/search.php

Please remember to list the ancestors you are researching on the JewishGen
Family Finder http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ If you are listed, others
researching the same names, or who have information about the names you
are
researching, will be able to contact you.

Good luck with your research.

Regards,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, New York


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Re: Lodz databases explanation and another source #lodz #poland

meretz
 

The heading of Daniel Kazez' database is Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research
Group. I wonder whether it does contain also 20,000 Lodz names.
Uri Meretz

----- Original Message -----
Lodz databases explanation and another source
From: "Roni S. Liebowitz" <roni19@...>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 22:22:40 -0400

I have received several inquiries about the information I posted regarding
Lodz (and other) databases. Hope this clarifies:

1. The databases are searchable databases, not static lists. You cannot
browse the entire town or whole list. You must do a search on a surname.

2. On the Holocaust database, one surname search will list that name
wherever it appears in any of the 100 separate data files, so you don't
have
to go through each file separately. You cannot search one datafile
independently. These relatively smaller databases do not have their own
individual search engines as does the Lodz Ghetto Residents database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/LodzGhetto.html . You will need
to search these other databases by going to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/

3. It is very important to READ THE INTRODUCTIONS and check out the
highlighted terms, which often refer you to lists of occupations or a
translation of terms and even the columns used in the databases. It is
very
hard to understand the content of the database without reading the intro.
For information on each of the databases, scroll down and click on the
links
on that same page. For example, Chelmno is one of the databases listed.
Click on that link to get to the explanation about the database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/0114_Lodz-transports.html

4. Anyone can do a basic search but must have a JewishGen ID number. To
get
this sign up at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ (no cost). When the
request
appears to log onto a database, you will need that number. A basic search
allows you to input only in the first search box. Only contributors can do
an advanced search which allows you to search additional boxes at the same
time so that, for example, you can search on a surname and given name
together.

Another searchable database, not housed on JewishGen, containing about
20,000 Lodz names was compiled by Daniel Kazez. Check out
http://www.benkazez.com/dan/crarg/search.php

Please remember to list the ancestors you are researching on the JewishGen
Family Finder http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/ If you are listed, others
researching the same names, or who have information about the names you
are
researching, will be able to contact you.

Good luck with your research.

Regards,
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Scarsdale, New York


documents to leave Russia #general

Irene K. <impromptus2002@...>
 

"What documents were required for the immigrant to
leave Russia or Poland for the US I have heard that a
Visa type of document was needed to
leave Russia. If so, where would these documents be
archived in Europe
(if at all)?"
There is a huge fond of files starting >from late
1860th in the Lithuanian State Historical archives.
Those files include application forms, personal
letters addressed to the governement, gover. replies,
and finally so called foreign passports of those
people who went abroad and returned to Lithuania. If a
family did not return their passports are missing. It
was not called "Visa" in old country, it was kind of
permission. If you ancestors lived in Oshmyany uezd,
Lida uyezd, Vilenskaya, Minsk and Kovno guberniyas
their files could be searcher in Vilnius archives. It
also importnat to know the exact year of departure,
the passports issued between 1914 and 1940 are in the
State archives also in Vilnius.
Those files in both archives are not indexed at all,
and the researcher should check each single paper in
order to find the right document. There are documents
of diplomats, aristocrats, foreign citizens and Jews
registered in different towns mixed together in one
file. Each year has 20-30 files.

Irene Kudish
researcher
Tel-Aviv, Israel
LIBKIND/LIPKIND, GLIKIN - Belarus, Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen documents to leave Russia #general

Irene K. <impromptus2002@...>
 

"What documents were required for the immigrant to
leave Russia or Poland for the US I have heard that a
Visa type of document was needed to
leave Russia. If so, where would these documents be
archived in Europe
(if at all)?"
There is a huge fond of files starting >from late
1860th in the Lithuanian State Historical archives.
Those files include application forms, personal
letters addressed to the governement, gover. replies,
and finally so called foreign passports of those
people who went abroad and returned to Lithuania. If a
family did not return their passports are missing. It
was not called "Visa" in old country, it was kind of
permission. If you ancestors lived in Oshmyany uezd,
Lida uyezd, Vilenskaya, Minsk and Kovno guberniyas
their files could be searcher in Vilnius archives. It
also importnat to know the exact year of departure,
the passports issued between 1914 and 1940 are in the
State archives also in Vilnius.
Those files in both archives are not indexed at all,
and the researcher should check each single paper in
order to find the right document. There are documents
of diplomats, aristocrats, foreign citizens and Jews
registered in different towns mixed together in one
file. Each year has 20-30 files.

Irene Kudish
researcher
Tel-Aviv, Israel
LIBKIND/LIPKIND, GLIKIN - Belarus, Lithuania


Viewmate: NYC 1903 newspaper #general

hekenvin@...
 

I posted something on jewishgen two days ago, but it has not yet appeared. I am
going out of town and I hope that it will be posted while I am away and that a
jewishgenner who is a newspaper maven can provide an answer to my query.

I received a copy of an obituary of Harris Cohen, a relative who died in Manhattan
on June 3, 1903. It includes a photograph of the deceased, which is unusual for
newspapers of those days. The copy is not very good and I would like a better one.

I have checked the NY Press, NY Herald, NY Sun, NY Daily Tribune, and NY Times,
all of which had obituaries for this fellow, who was a world-class character and
well-known in the NYC of his day -- but none of which is the one I have.

I am hoping a knowledgeable jewishgenner will recognize the graphic style of the
obituary posted on viewmate and be able to identify the New York City newspaper
that published this obituary in 1903.

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin

Researching: COHEN (19th century Gnesen, Prussia; NYC; Richmond, VA);
JACOBS (19th century NYC; Richmond, VA; Albany, NY);
ROTHOLZ (19th century Hamburg; NYC; Kansas City KS);
SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc); WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolska);
COHEN, WAXMAN, EINBINDER (Kalarash).

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EIDB- Deciphering a Place- Zabno-Steven Morse #general

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Genners,
Thanks to all those who respnded privately.Ms. Dena
Abrams managed to trace the entry of his wife Alte
Perlberg >from 1898. It is clearly written "Zabno".
What is very interesting that it could not been
located through Steve Morse's blue form but through
the white form.
We learn every day something new!!!!
Jacob Rosen
Jerusalem


Massachusetts pending legislation effecting access to vital records #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

I am writing to you as the chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access
and Monitoring Committee to inform you about pending legislation that you
may find of interest as they effect access to birth, marriage and death
records that you may wish to obtain for your research. Three bills in
Massachusetts, if passed, would adversely effect access to vital records.
They are H 3642, H 3643, and H 3644. There is also a bill, H-3448,
sponsored by the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) and the New
England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

All four bills are being heard in the Committee on Public Health on October
19th at 10:00 AM in Room A1
http://www.mass.gov/legis/comm/j16.htm.

Read below for information on each of the bills, If you have questions
about the hearings or the bills, you can contact your legislator.
For a list of representatives (and senators) by town go to:
http://www.mass.gov/legis/citytown.htm

To find your ward and precinct, fill in your address at:
http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php

If you have any questions, please contact me at jan@...

Thank you

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS PRAMC Chairperson

Background

1. Three bills -- H-3642, H-3643, and H-3644 sponsored by Thomas
O'Brien -- impose restricted access to the records, only allowing
public access to birth records before 1910 or marriage and death records
before 1950. These bills have little to no support in the genealogical
community.

The full text of the H-3642 bill that imposes the restrictions on the
electronic database and index access, as well as issuance of
certified copies (those restrictions are detailed in the H-3643 bill
amendments to Chapter 46, Sections 2a and 13) may be found online:
H-3642: An Act to Establish an Electronic System of Vital Records.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/ht03/ht03642.htm

The full text of the H-3643 bill that closes the post-1910 birth and
post-1950 marriage and death records (and the indices) to public access
may be found online:
H-3643: An Act Establishing Standards for Vital Records.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/ht03/ht03643.htm

The full text of the H-3644 bill that explains fees, funding and regulation
extensions to the prior two bills (and refers to a
non-existent "Massachusetts Genealogical Society" instead of the
Massachusetts Genealogical Council) can be found online:
H-3644: An Act to Fund a System of Electronic Vital Records.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/ht03/ht03644.htm

The full text of the existing law in Chapter 46 can be found online:
http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-46-toc.htm

2. Background on H-3448:

Access to records is of extreme importance to genealogists. MGC and the New
England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) are sponsoring House Bill
H-3448 sponsored by Stephen LeDuc, "An Act Relative to Birth, Marriage, and
Death Records"
The full text of the MGC sponsored bill that supports continued public
access to indices and vital records with "special certified" copies for
genealogists (not legal identification purposes) may be found online:
H-3448: An Act relative to Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/ht03/ht03448.htm

This bill provides for birth records up to 1925 and marriage and death
records through 1960 to be transferred to the Massachusetts Archives within
three years of January 1, 2007, with additional transfers occurring every
five years thereafter (currently the archives has records through 1915). All
records and indexes would remain open to public examination through the
present time. It also provides for a "special certified copy" of records for
research information, as opposed to legal purposes.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: NYC 1903 newspaper #general

hekenvin@...
 

I posted something on jewishgen two days ago, but it has not yet appeared. I am
going out of town and I hope that it will be posted while I am away and that a
jewishgenner who is a newspaper maven can provide an answer to my query.

I received a copy of an obituary of Harris Cohen, a relative who died in Manhattan
on June 3, 1903. It includes a photograph of the deceased, which is unusual for
newspapers of those days. The copy is not very good and I would like a better one.

I have checked the NY Press, NY Herald, NY Sun, NY Daily Tribune, and NY Times,
all of which had obituaries for this fellow, who was a world-class character and
well-known in the NYC of his day -- but none of which is the one I have.

I am hoping a knowledgeable jewishgenner will recognize the graphic style of the
obituary posted on viewmate and be able to identify the New York City newspaper
that published this obituary in 1903.

With thanks,
Helene Kenvin

Researching: COHEN (19th century Gnesen, Prussia; NYC; Richmond, VA);
JACOBS (19th century NYC; Richmond, VA; Albany, NY);
ROTHOLZ (19th century Hamburg; NYC; Kansas City KS);
SCHWARTZ, WEISS, BALAJTI (Miskolc); WIESENTHAL (Skala Podolska);
COHEN, WAXMAN, EINBINDER (Kalarash).

MODERATOR NOTE: Normally we post messages about ViewMate images
only after they have appeared. In this case, because it may not be possible
for Helene Kenvin to submit a message while the image is up on the main
page, we are posting this message in advance of the ViewMate posting.
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