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Connecticut - LEVICH-YUDELEWITZ-RUDA - Panevezys, Lithuania #general

Jeff Miller
 

I found a record in the 1910 Census for a Jacob LEVICH that looks like he might be
my great uncle. This Jacob was born in 1890 (I estimate my guy was born in 1889).
This guy was single and living in New Haven, CT with a cousin named Benjamin RUDA
at 175 Washington Avenue, New Haven Township. It says he came to the US in 1908
(my guy came in 1906). It says he was a tailor. Benjamin's family consisted of a
wife Beckie, daughter Celia, and son Abraham.

The YUDELOWITZ brother, >from Panevezys Lithuania originally, who arrived in
New York (headed to final destination in Worcester, Massachusetts) in 1906 at age
17 as Jankel JUDELEWITZ, apparently Americanized his name. Possibly to Jacob
LEVICH. I have had trouble locating him in Worcester, Boston, National Archives,
and Massachusetts records, in City Directories, Census records, naturalization
records, the World War I draft records, on JewishGen, or in other records. So,
hopefully, with this latest Connecticut record, I may be back on the right track.

I am looking for family connections or information about Jacob LEVICH or
YUDELOWITZ or the Connecticut RUDA family.
Please reply privately,
Jeff Miller
Maryland
SingingTM@comcast.net
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KONCZATY #general

michael abramson <zoemoe@...>
 

I am looking for any information about this surname. It was my gp's and changed
to Cohen. He came >from Warsaw, Russia in 1904. Thank you.
Michael Abramson
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Searching Lawrence GOLDMAN #general

Peter Levene <peter@...>
 

Hello Genners
I'm trying to trace what became of the family of my great uncle Layzer Goldman (b
abt 1880) came to England >from Poland a few years before his brother Abraham, when
he was probably about 18 years of age. He probably changed his name to Lawrence.
Married Hannah and had four children:
Rose married Lou about 1922
Jinnie
Willie - knocked down and killed by horse and cart whilst riding his bicycle
(15yrs old)
Charles - was a hairdresser in Mayfair
Any information at all would be very welcome.
Thank you
Peter Levene,
Brighton, UK
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connecticut - LEVICH-YUDELEWITZ-RUDA - Panevezys, Lithuania #general

Jeff Miller
 

I found a record in the 1910 Census for a Jacob LEVICH that looks like he might be
my great uncle. This Jacob was born in 1890 (I estimate my guy was born in 1889).
This guy was single and living in New Haven, CT with a cousin named Benjamin RUDA
at 175 Washington Avenue, New Haven Township. It says he came to the US in 1908
(my guy came in 1906). It says he was a tailor. Benjamin's family consisted of a
wife Beckie, daughter Celia, and son Abraham.

The YUDELOWITZ brother, >from Panevezys Lithuania originally, who arrived in
New York (headed to final destination in Worcester, Massachusetts) in 1906 at age
17 as Jankel JUDELEWITZ, apparently Americanized his name. Possibly to Jacob
LEVICH. I have had trouble locating him in Worcester, Boston, National Archives,
and Massachusetts records, in City Directories, Census records, naturalization
records, the World War I draft records, on JewishGen, or in other records. So,
hopefully, with this latest Connecticut record, I may be back on the right track.

I am looking for family connections or information about Jacob LEVICH or
YUDELOWITZ or the Connecticut RUDA family.
Please reply privately,
Jeff Miller
Maryland
SingingTM@comcast.net
***
MODERATOR NOTE: One of JewishGen's most heavily visited sites is the JewishGen
Family Finder (JGFF) and family connections are being made more and more
frequently. If you have not already done so, please log onto
www.jewishgen.org/jgff and using the ENTER/MODIFY procedure enter and register
all the surnames of interest to your family research. As you learn about more
names and places of origin, they can always be added, but only **you** can keep
your own listings up to date.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KONCZATY #general

michael abramson <zoemoe@...>
 

I am looking for any information about this surname. It was my gp's and changed
to Cohen. He came >from Warsaw, Russia in 1904. Thank you.
Michael Abramson
***
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provides a forum for researchers to post family names they are searching


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching Lawrence GOLDMAN #general

Peter Levene <peter@...>
 

Hello Genners
I'm trying to trace what became of the family of my great uncle Layzer Goldman (b
abt 1880) came to England >from Poland a few years before his brother Abraham, when
he was probably about 18 years of age. He probably changed his name to Lawrence.
Married Hannah and had four children:
Rose married Lou about 1922
Jinnie
Willie - knocked down and killed by horse and cart whilst riding his bicycle
(15yrs old)
Charles - was a hairdresser in Mayfair
Any information at all would be very welcome.
Thank you
Peter Levene,
Brighton, UK
***
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surnames of interest in the JewishGen Family Finder,
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Independent Hebrews of America #general

MKrantzman@...
 

Dear Genners:
I have been researching my paternal Grandfather Manashe KRANTZMAN, who settled in
Boston in the late 1890's. >from what I have learned, he was the founder and
Grandmaster of "The Independent Hebrews of America ". I cannot find any
information on this organization or any group similar. I believe this fraternal
organization my go by the name of "United Hebrews of America". But again, I find
no reference to this group as well. In my grandfather's obituary od Sept. 30 1917,
it lists him as a member of the Faulkner Lodge K of P in the City of Boston.
what ever this is?). He was a founding member of the Congregation Anshei Polon on
Oswego St. in Boston. Any help would be appreciated.
Mr. Merle Krantzman
Moraga, California,
earching: KRANTAMAN, MILLER (PLONSK, POLAND); MENDELOWITZ, SCHWARTZ (IASSI,
RUMANIA)


St Charles, LA Obit Lookup Needed #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Is there a kindhearted Genner in the St Charles, LA area who could look up some
obituaries for me?

They are not accessible on line, unless one has a paid subscription to the local
newspapers.

(The obits are >from Nov 1976, Nov 1986, Jan 2001, and Dec 2001.)

Please contact me off-list for the names of the four individuals.

Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Independent Hebrews of America #general

MKrantzman@...
 

Dear Genners:
I have been researching my paternal Grandfather Manashe KRANTZMAN, who settled in
Boston in the late 1890's. >from what I have learned, he was the founder and
Grandmaster of "The Independent Hebrews of America ". I cannot find any
information on this organization or any group similar. I believe this fraternal
organization my go by the name of "United Hebrews of America". But again, I find
no reference to this group as well. In my grandfather's obituary od Sept. 30 1917,
it lists him as a member of the Faulkner Lodge K of P in the City of Boston.
what ever this is?). He was a founding member of the Congregation Anshei Polon on
Oswego St. in Boston. Any help would be appreciated.
Mr. Merle Krantzman
Moraga, California,
earching: KRANTAMAN, MILLER (PLONSK, POLAND); MENDELOWITZ, SCHWARTZ (IASSI,
RUMANIA)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen St Charles, LA Obit Lookup Needed #general

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Is there a kindhearted Genner in the St Charles, LA area who could look up some
obituaries for me?

They are not accessible on line, unless one has a paid subscription to the local
newspapers.

(The obits are >from Nov 1976, Nov 1986, Jan 2001, and Dec 2001.)

Please contact me off-list for the names of the four individuals.

Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


Re: Amended Birth Certificates following Adoption #general

RegNMINiles@...
 

Naidia Woolf wrote:
This message is in response to Barbara Sloan's posting re closed adoptions as
they pertain to difficulties in determining an adoptee's family background. For
about four years (in the 1990's) I worked (as an administrative assistant) for
an adoption attorney in California.
Since you have experience working for an adoption attorney, please comment on
something I read a few years ago---in an article by the New York attorney Fred
Greenman, published in "Decree."

He said the reason most attorneys fail to respond to inquiries >from adoptees or
birth parents seeking reunions is that their letters are not accompanied by
checks.

As for myself, I'm the first "Search Consultant"---a term I coined in 1974 at the
Adoptees Liberty Movement Association (ALMA). Since then, I've seen hundreds
(maybe thousands) of birth certificates of adoptees, some original, some amended,
and have become an expert at distinguishing between those two types.

I posted the three things to look for (if one wants to distinguish between the two
types) a couple of times on adoption message boards at Ancestry.com. I don't want
to take any secrets to the grave, so I post whatever expertise I have.

[Mr.] Reg Niles


Obtaining Death Certificates from NY Office of Vital Records #general

Cindy Gallard <cmgcmg@...>
 

I have been increasingly experiencing difficulty in trying to obtain copies of
death certificates >from the New York Office of Vital Records. In spite of the fact
that I am able to provide the exact name, name of the spouse and date of death, my
requests are returned giving insufficient information as the reason. Specifically,
Social Security number and names of parents. If the Social Security number is
available I would have included it. If I had the name of the parents, I would not
need the death certificate. I believe that the underlying reason for the
rejection is that, in New York a death record is not considered a public record.
By New York law a transcript of a death record can be issued only to a person, or
to his representative, who has a personal interest as a relative, or heir of the
person to whom the record pertains, or who otherwise establishes some legal right.
One has to demonstrate their right to receive the record. If you are not a direct
relative they require you to state on your letterhead whom you represent.

I know that I do not have to tell this group what a tool a death certificate is
for establishing whether or not the person is indeed related to the family they
are researching. Also, discovering the name of the informant can also be of great
benefit. Many states provide death certificates that are stamped, "Uncertified
Copy", "Genealogy Purposes Only" or the like. It is a frustration to not be able
to get NY death certificates. Has anyone else had the same problem? Any
solutions?

Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Amended Birth Certificates following Adoption #general

RegNMINiles@...
 

Naidia Woolf wrote:
This message is in response to Barbara Sloan's posting re closed adoptions as
they pertain to difficulties in determining an adoptee's family background. For
about four years (in the 1990's) I worked (as an administrative assistant) for
an adoption attorney in California.
Since you have experience working for an adoption attorney, please comment on
something I read a few years ago---in an article by the New York attorney Fred
Greenman, published in "Decree."

He said the reason most attorneys fail to respond to inquiries >from adoptees or
birth parents seeking reunions is that their letters are not accompanied by
checks.

As for myself, I'm the first "Search Consultant"---a term I coined in 1974 at the
Adoptees Liberty Movement Association (ALMA). Since then, I've seen hundreds
(maybe thousands) of birth certificates of adoptees, some original, some amended,
and have become an expert at distinguishing between those two types.

I posted the three things to look for (if one wants to distinguish between the two
types) a couple of times on adoption message boards at Ancestry.com. I don't want
to take any secrets to the grave, so I post whatever expertise I have.

[Mr.] Reg Niles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Obtaining Death Certificates from NY Office of Vital Records #general

Cindy Gallard <cmgcmg@...>
 

I have been increasingly experiencing difficulty in trying to obtain copies of
death certificates >from the New York Office of Vital Records. In spite of the fact
that I am able to provide the exact name, name of the spouse and date of death, my
requests are returned giving insufficient information as the reason. Specifically,
Social Security number and names of parents. If the Social Security number is
available I would have included it. If I had the name of the parents, I would not
need the death certificate. I believe that the underlying reason for the
rejection is that, in New York a death record is not considered a public record.
By New York law a transcript of a death record can be issued only to a person, or
to his representative, who has a personal interest as a relative, or heir of the
person to whom the record pertains, or who otherwise establishes some legal right.
One has to demonstrate their right to receive the record. If you are not a direct
relative they require you to state on your letterhead whom you represent.

I know that I do not have to tell this group what a tool a death certificate is
for establishing whether or not the person is indeed related to the family they
are researching. Also, discovering the name of the informant can also be of great
benefit. Many states provide death certificates that are stamped, "Uncertified
Copy", "Genealogy Purposes Only" or the like. It is a frustration to not be able
to get NY death certificates. Has anyone else had the same problem? Any
solutions?

Cindy Gallard
Denver, CO


Re: OnLine Proquest Access #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Julia Van Zandt asked:

A while back somebody mentioned a library that allowed online access to ProQuest
Historical to members (membership has a small fee associated). I cannot find the
name for the library and need to utilize this service.
Please respond privately with the name - thank you in advance for your help!
Most public libraries and colleges have access to this site in the library and
not accessible >from home computers. All that is usually needed is a valid library
card number >from the library system one is accessing. The library cards are free
as well as the use of the library computer.

Since Julia did not indicate her location such as city or country, I cannot
be more explicit regarding what is available in her area.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: OnLine Proquest Access #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Julia Van Zandt asked:

A while back somebody mentioned a library that allowed online access to ProQuest
Historical to members (membership has a small fee associated). I cannot find the
name for the library and need to utilize this service.
Please respond privately with the name - thank you in advance for your help!
Most public libraries and colleges have access to this site in the library and
not accessible >from home computers. All that is usually needed is a valid library
card number >from the library system one is accessing. The library cards are free
as well as the use of the library computer.

Since Julia did not indicate her location such as city or country, I cannot
be more explicit regarding what is available in her area.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


Understanding a Ship Manifest #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear cousins,
I know that I have read that the numbers written in on a ship manifest can
lead to naturalization papers. On my grandmother's row of the manifest, I see
10/4/40 II11-282019. What does this mean?
Thanks,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Many questions about markings on passenger lists are answered by
JewishGen's new InfoFile, "A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations,"
written by Marian L. Smith, Historian, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
You can find this Guide at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/


Finding Passenger Lists #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hi Genners,
Although JewishGen has the greatest sites for many of our researching needs, here
are a few that might also be of benefit. Joe >from the RootsWeb list has granted
me permission to forward these lists as he posts them on Rootsweb. Hope they are
helpful as a supplement.

Finding Passenger Lists 1820-1940s (arrivals at US Ports)
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/passengers.html

Finding Passenger Lists Before 1820
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/1820.html

What Passenger Lists are Online?
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/onlinelists.html

US Ports of Arrival & Their Available Immigration Records 1820-1957
http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html

Tips for Determining Your Ancestor's Port of Arrival in the US
http://www.genealogybranches.com/arrivalports.html

Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step (for New York arrivals 1892-1924)
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellis.html

For more genealogy research guides see...

Genealogy Research Guides - Online Tips & Records
http://www.freewebs.com/researchguides/

Joan Parker
Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Miami, FL
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Understanding a Ship Manifest #general

Ruth Hyman <ruth.hyman@...>
 

Dear cousins,
I know that I have read that the numbers written in on a ship manifest can
lead to naturalization papers. On my grandmother's row of the manifest, I see
10/4/40 II11-282019. What does this mean?
Thanks,
Ruth Hyman
Rockville Centre, NY
***
MODERATOR NOTE: Many questions about markings on passenger lists are answered by
JewishGen's new InfoFile, "A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations,"
written by Marian L. Smith, Historian, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
You can find this Guide at http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Passenger Lists #general

Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Hi Genners,
Although JewishGen has the greatest sites for many of our researching needs, here
are a few that might also be of benefit. Joe >from the RootsWeb list has granted
me permission to forward these lists as he posts them on Rootsweb. Hope they are
helpful as a supplement.

Finding Passenger Lists 1820-1940s (arrivals at US Ports)
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/passengers.html

Finding Passenger Lists Before 1820
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/1820.html

What Passenger Lists are Online?
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/onlinelists.html

US Ports of Arrival & Their Available Immigration Records 1820-1957
http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html

Tips for Determining Your Ancestor's Port of Arrival in the US
http://www.genealogybranches.com/arrivalports.html

Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step (for New York arrivals 1892-1924)
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellis.html

For more genealogy research guides see...

Genealogy Research Guides - Online Tips & Records
http://www.freewebs.com/researchguides/

Joan Parker
Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
Miami, FL
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN, BERGER-Plock, Poland/Russia and Brooklyn, NY;
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia maybe Odessa, Ukraine,
Bronx and Brooklyn, NY;
GELFAND, YEHUDIS, KATZ-Minsk, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.