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Re: A new "names" database? #names

Joan A. Baronberg
 

I want to second David Lewin's suggestion in the item above.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind ourselves that Jewishgen started years ago as a way to reinforce the sense of "community." These days, and especially for newcomers, it seems to have developed more as a data base and even a way for people to get paid to do what they previously saw as volunteering. I don't mean to underestimate the importance of "data" nor overemphasize the importance of us operating as a "community. Rather, I want to remind us to do both and to value both.This might be a good time (between Rosh haShanah and Yom Kippur) to examine such things.
Joan Baronberg, Denver, CO, USA
joanyaffa@...
Mester, Master, Weisser, Friedman, Gerstnblith
Suchostow, Strusov, Ukraine


Re: Do old hotel registers exist? #general

Mashiach L. Bjorklund
 

Hotel registers (AKA Hotel Guest Register Log Book) are not legal documents, therefore they were not archived like other documents. If you find one it should be considered a random find. Sometimes, in small towns, the local boarding house / guest hotel had it's register published in the local small town newspaper. People were nosey and privacy was not a big concern in days past. But in larger urban areas this was not the case. But it does imply that you might want to search Newspapers.com for that time period and that local. People were still nosey about visitors, and perhaps his reason for being there was noted.

Mash Bjorklund
Clearwater, FL


Re: What would be a full set of naturalization records in NYC from the 1850's? #records

Sally Bruckheimer
 

"I have been able to find the Declaration of intent (19 April 1850) and Oath (2 July 1843) as components of the naturalization record of my 2nd great grandfather Charles Schiff.  They correspond to the records referenced in the index to naturalization records - dates, bundle number and record number – all on Ancestry.  Neither the index card nor the records contain the port of arrival or date of arrival. "

My family also came very early. All you get is "I give up allegiance to the King of ___"

I always write in response to people who tell us that all naturalizations come with Certificates of Arrival and name changes and such, that not all do. 

I did however get the naturalization papers for a cousin who naturalized in 1906 (the last in the Niagara County Court), and this Russian Jew said he was born in Marseilles! It was amazing, as was getting the actual paper in my hand to look at.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: GILINSKY in Lithuania #lithuania

ahcbfc@...
 

My mother-in-law was a Galinsky from Poland. The family knows very little except her father was Nathan Galinsky from Poland who emigrated to New York (Brooklyn) in early 1900s.
Barbara Cohen


Re: Does anyone know that Shtetl or town in Latvia where Israel and Sora Michla (Margolis) Katz lived? #latvia

itencorinne@...
 

Hi Barbara

The first step should be to search the passenger manifest and the naturalisation or other records which show the place of birth of Morris, Louis and Ida. You can find all this records online on familysearch. Where in the US did they live? Maybe there are some newspapers online.

Regards
Corinne Iten


Re: how to respond to prospective relatives on ancestry #general

Mashiach L. Bjorklund
 

When you click to view their tree, their name should appear in the top left corner. Click on their name and the button "Message" should appear. However, if they choose in their privacy settings "no contact", that button will not appear.

Mash Bjorklund


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Ezra Magid
 

Thank you David Lewin!!
IMO, a brilliant idea.
However, a new cadre of volunteers, and a coordinator, are needed to avoid reducing the currently donated hours donated for existing projects.
In this "Digest #1216", Joel Alpert seeks volunteers for HTML coding for The Yizkor Books Projects".

I've recently learned that many high schools in The USA have MANDATORY volunteer requirements for all students.
During "social distancing, HTML coding "from the comfort of [their] home[s]" could be an attractive opportunity for students.
How many of our members have children &/or grandchildren seeking volunteer projects?

Happy New Year,
Ezra Zalman Magid
Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Ponte Vedra, Florida USA
Researching:
RUDNITSKY: Telchany, Belarus, England, Israel, Lithuania, and Ukraine
GOLDBERG: Telchany, Minsk, and Pinsk, Belarus, NY, NY, and Cleveland, Ohio
RAZOVSKY: Brest-Litovsk, Belarus, Kansas City Kansas, Israel, and Cleveland, Ohio
WEISBERG: Tetiyev, Ukraine, and Cleveland, Ohio
TITOVER: Tetiyev, Ukraine
MAGID: The Magid Surname Project at FTDNA, MAGID and all similar names everywhere
RAGOLER: Vilna, Lithuania
KLATZKO / KLATZKIN: Vilna, Lithuania


Re: A new "names" database? #names

rv Kaplan
 

Isn't there already the JewishGen Family Finder?

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

KAPLAN, FAYN, FEIN, FINE, BARSD, GRADMAN

- Ariogala, Josvainiai, Kedainiai, Krakes, Seta, Veliuona, Grinkiskis, Lithuania

FELMAN, MIL(L)ER, ROSENBLOOM - Kamenets-Podolsk, Shatava, Balyn, Ukraine

TROPP, STORCH - Kolbuszowa, Cmolas,Galicia

LINDERMAN, LINDEMAN, LOPATKA, SZLAKMAN – Kutno and  Plock, Poland



On Wed, 23 Sep 2020 at 10:17, David Lewin <david@...> wrote:
It is an old "custom" for jewishgen contributors to end their
messages with a name, location and "names researched

Would it be possible to create a database which captures these facts
? It would be such an advantage to be able to contact individuals
based on the names they seek.

David Lewin
London


Re: Require help in understanding items on the attached New York marriage certificate #records

Susan&David
 

There are three instances where the bride's name appears. I see it as Scheine twice on the first page, and Szeny on the second page.  If you can get to see the stone in the cemetery you might see Shayna in its original Hebrew.
The name in the bride's marriage number slot appears to be her mother's maiden name, Turopp.
Why is the marriage number slot  filled in with something else?  As details were being entered the slot was thought to be needed to complete  information from above and, in haste, the label on the slot was ignored.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

 

On 9/23/2020 12:04 AM, lmandlawitz via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I would appreciate help reading the attached 2-part marriage certificate.  The bride's given name appears on both pages, the 2nd signed presumably by her.  She was my 2nd great aunt known as Emma in America.  Can anyone suggest what the two versions on the record might be?  Also, why does an address appear for the Number of Groom's Marriage and what does the Number of Bride's Marriage say?  I am also hoping to find any descendants of Emma (c 1880 - 1954) and her husband Jacob Wagner (c 1873 - 1934).  Both are buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island. Emma's parents were Salomon Feuerman and Marjem Waldman.  She was born in Zabrid/Zabrougy, Galicia, near Lviv. Their children, all born in NYC, were Mae (1901), Anna (1904), Herman (1906), Martha (1913), and Louis (1916-1999 Los Angeles).

Many thanks for any suggestions.

Lynda Mandlawitz
NYC


Re: A new "names" database? #names

Hilary Henkin
 

Well, there does exist the JewishGen Family Finder....


Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN;  BELIISKI;  HENKIN - GENKIN;  MESCENIKOV;  POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS;  LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;  PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY;  STEINHART
Roumania:  DONNENFIELD;  DOLLINGER;  RINCOVER - HARINCOVER;  WISENTHAL - VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China:  FELDMAN;  PENZNER;  SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland:  KATZ;  JARMUSZ


Re: GILINSKY in Lithuania #lithuania

Daniel Gleek
 

If it helps, I have some Golinsky family members on my tree, but there seem to be a lot of Galinsky people out there!
I imagine Gilinsky, Golinsky and Galinsky were all the same name originally?
--
Daniel GLEEK in London
daniel@...
Searching for: GLEEK/GLICK (Beisagola, Lithuania), ISOWITSKY/KUPCHIK (Dotchener, Poltava & Vorontzowka),
GLIKMAN/GLUCKMAN, WEITZENSANG & LIDRAL/LEDDA (Warsaw,Poland), MARCUS (Varniai, Lithuania) etc.


A new "names" database? #names

David Lewin
 

It is an old "custom" for jewishgen contributors to end their
messages with a name, location and "names researched

Would it be possible to create a database which captures these facts
? It would be such an advantage to be able to contact individuals
based on the names they seek.

David Lewin
London


Sliwkiewicz or Slivkevich, originally of Warta, Poland #poland

John Crust
 

Hello. I'm seeking information about a SLIWKIEWICZ or SLIVKEVICH family, originally from Warta (or Varta; in Yiddish, Dvort), Poland. The father and sons were Jewish headstone makers and operated a family business in Warta before the war (I don't have a name for the father). I am particularly interested in the son, Meir (spelling?), who died during the Warta Ghetto era, probably in 1940. An older son was Szmuel or Shmuel.

Thank you.

John Crust
Lodz, Poland


Require help in understanding items on the attached New York marriage certificate #records

lmandlawitz@...
 

I would appreciate help reading the attached 2-part marriage certificate.  The bride's given name appears on both pages, the 2nd signed presumably by her.  She was my 2nd great aunt known as Emma in America.  Can anyone suggest what the two versions on the record might be?  Also, why does an address appear for the Number of Groom's Marriage and what does the Number of Bride's Marriage say?  I am also hoping to find any descendants of Emma (c 1880 - 1954) and her husband Jacob Wagner (c 1873 - 1934).  Both are buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island. Emma's parents were Salomon Feuerman and Marjem Waldman.  She was born in Zabrid/Zabrougy, Galicia, near Lviv. Their children, all born in NYC, were Mae (1901), Anna (1904), Herman (1906), Martha (1913), and Louis (1916-1999 Los Angeles).

Many thanks for any suggestions.

Lynda Mandlawitz
NYC


Zigmund Stern of Smithtown, NY #general

Neil Rosenstein
 

Trying to make contact with the family of Zigmund whose father was
Asher Zelig Stern of Rozavlea, Rumania who perished. Zigmund posted a
Page of Testimony for his father in Smithtown in 2008. Zigmund had a
sister, Bina Gantz (Ganz) who lived in Kar Pines in Israel. The family
descended from the famous Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Horowitz of Czortkow.
Neil Rosenstein


What would be a full set of naturalization records in NYC from the 1850's? #records

dmjacobs@...
 

I have been able to find the Declaration of intent (19 April 1850) and Oath (2 July 1843) as components of the naturalization record of my 2nd great grandfather Charles Schiff.  They correspond to the records referenced in the index to naturalization records - dates, bundle number and record number – all on Ancestry.  Neither the index card nor the records contain the port of arrival or date of arrival.  Is it likely that there are any other naturalization records that would give me any more information?  The Court was the Superior Court of New York County; would other paper records still be in an archive someplace? (Assuming we can travel someday!) (And I have been unable to find any manifest with his name for the period before 1846 when his first son was born in NY.)


DMJacobs


HTML - looking for volunteers to help on Yizkor Books Project #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert
 

I am looking for help for the Yizkor Books Project to work on placing
material on the web. Lance Ackerfeld calls them "HTML's" This is a
critical task to get newly translated material up on the Yizkor Books
Web,

The persons we looking for should (or willing to learn):

- Know how to convert a Word or Excel document into a web page using very
basic html coding. We use simple conversion program called "Arachnophilia"
for doing this but any similar conversion program is fine.

- Be familiar with html coding tags, hyperlinks, SSI files and know how to
include pictures in a web page.

- Generally, the person needs to be organized, able to work independently
and willing to dedicate at least 5 hours a week to the project.

If you can do these things, please be in contact with me,

Joel Alpert, YBIP@...


Vital Records for Lutomiersk, Poland online? #poland #records

Yossi Jalas
 

I am looking for the scans of the Jewish vital record books for Lutomiersk, Poland.
 
Genealodzy.pl doesn't have any of the Jewish records for this town and Genbaza.pl has only limited years. Per JRI-Poland most of the records from 1826 onwards survive and a chunk of them were indexed on JRI.
 
Does anyone know where the scans can be found online? Requesting individual scans from the Lodz archive is a painfully drawn out process....
 
Yossi Jalas


how to respond to prospective relatives on ancestry #general

Micki Potchinsky
 

If you write your surname on ancestry family trees you will find a list of family trees with that name.
when I find something that might connect my family however, I do not see a link to contact the
person who posted that family tree.  have others had this problem?

Micki Potchinsky


Translation from Slovakian #slovakia #translation

Kathy Lorber
 

See View Mate #86542. This page is from the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books. I would like a translation of the headings at the top of the page. Also, I am interested in deciphering information on line 19 for Gerson Lorber.  
Thank you for your help,
Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ
LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardejev, Slovakia, Austria-Hungary
FELDMAN: NYC, Varifalu
LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA, Lithuania 
GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, IA, Mariampol, Lithuania
DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK, Pikela, Lithuania
HERTZBERG: Chicago, Courland, Lithuania

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