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Cygany #poland

Stephen Butler <SButler284@...>
 

Looking for the old town of Cygany. I believe it is now in the Eastern
Ukraine.
Steve


JRI Poland #Poland Cygany #poland

Stephen Butler <SButler284@...>
 

Looking for the old town of Cygany. I believe it is now in the Eastern
Ukraine.
Steve


Naturalization information pre- and post-1906 #general

Barry Edwin Sieger <BarryEdwin@...>
 

Genners,

Info for those seeking to use naturalization documents:

Prior to the passage of the Basic Naturalization Act of June 29, 1906 very
little personal information was collected during the naturalization
process. The only information you receive is the relative's name, date of
naturalization, address, occupation, birth date, former nationality, port
of arrival, and date of arrival, and names and address and occupation of
witnesses to naturalization. This is all collected on a card, which
regional NARA's will send you free of charge. It will cost you $10 for
original documents, but they will not have any more information than the
above.

I hope this helps someone.

Barry Sieger, Winter Park, Florida bsieger@cfl.rr.com

Searching: SIEGER, SIGIER, SIGER, SYGUR, SYGER, SZTENDER, STANDER, STENDER,
(Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland)
SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, FUCHS, FOX, DRICKER, SPINNER, SHPANGER, NIMOY, NIMOI,
(Volhynia Gub., Ukr. Izyaslav, (Zaslav), Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naturalization information pre- and post-1906 #general

Barry Edwin Sieger <BarryEdwin@...>
 

Genners,

Info for those seeking to use naturalization documents:

Prior to the passage of the Basic Naturalization Act of June 29, 1906 very
little personal information was collected during the naturalization
process. The only information you receive is the relative's name, date of
naturalization, address, occupation, birth date, former nationality, port
of arrival, and date of arrival, and names and address and occupation of
witnesses to naturalization. This is all collected on a card, which
regional NARA's will send you free of charge. It will cost you $10 for
original documents, but they will not have any more information than the
above.

I hope this helps someone.

Barry Sieger, Winter Park, Florida bsieger@cfl.rr.com

Searching: SIEGER, SIGIER, SIGER, SYGUR, SYGER, SZTENDER, STANDER, STENDER,
(Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland)
SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, FUCHS, FOX, DRICKER, SPINNER, SHPANGER, NIMOY, NIMOI,
(Volhynia Gub., Ukr. Izyaslav, (Zaslav), Ukraine)


Re: finding Russian army documents #general

Gary Goldberg <XGaryG@...>
 

I have my grandparents marriage document stating that at the time of
marriage in the year 1883 in Plock, my g-father was an "army officer".
The document is in Russian therefore I assume it must have been the
Russian army. What are my chances of finding a document of his service,
where do I turn and did anyone have the experience of obtaining such
document. In other words what can I expect to pay for it?
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thank you for any replies

Lili Susser
Susserl@attbi.com
Lili, if the document is at all readable, I suggest you have
it scanned into a file and post it to Viewmate where those who
can read Russian (like me) can tell you what it says.
Of course, typed documents are easier to read than, say,
handwritten documents in the old alphabet, but some native
speakers of Russian might be able to make out the essentials
even for old, handwritten documents.

MODERATOR NOTE: ViewMate, at <http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>,
is a service by which you can post photographs and documents for
others to view and help identify or translate.


Philip Shapiro naturalization papers #general

Barry Edwin Sieger <BarryEdwin@...>
 

Genners,
I have received >from NARA/NY 6 ID cards relating to 5 Philip Shapiro's and
one Philip Schaeffer (same soundex) who were naturalized in NYC about 1900.
One of them is my grandfather's brother. The other 5 belong to others. If
anyone recognizes the name let me know and I can send you the card copy.

Barry Sieger, Winter Park, Florida bsieger@cfl.rr.com

Searching: SIEGER, SIGIER, SIGER, SYGUR, SYGER, SZTENDER, STANDER, STENDER,
(Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland)
SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, FUCHS, FOX, DRICKER, SPINNER, SHPANGER, NIMOY, NIMOI,
(Volhynia Gub., Ukr. Izyaslav, (Zaslav), Ukraine)


Mormon Church census search #general

Barry Edwin Sieger <BarryEdwin@...>
 

Genners,
For years not indexed, like 1910, and 1900, how do the Mormon Church family
history centers (FHC's) access census records? Do they have their own
index, which they search with soundex? Or do you have to know the exact
address, and identify an ED and search it? Thanks.

Barry Sieger, Winter Park, Florida bsieger@cfl.rr.com

Searching: SIEGER, SIGIER, SIGER, SYGUR, SYGER, SZTENDER, STANDER, STENDER,
(Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland)
SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, FUCHS, FOX, DRICKER, SPINNER, SHPANGER, NIMOY, NIMOI,
(Volhynia Gub., Ukr. Izyaslav, (Zaslav), Ukraine)


Zamot #general

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

Not long ago, I asked for help in identifying the region of Zamot. I
received a number of helpful replies, particular thanks to Len Yodaiken.
I have put everything together and present it here for your information.

1 Zamot

Zamot was mainly occupied by the Samogitians, a Lithuanian tribe whose
members remained heathens until the early 15th century. Zamot (Samogitia
or Zamogitie) included all of Lithuania west of the Nevezha (Nevez'is)
river (flowing south >from Vilkomir Province above Panevezys and ending in
the Nieman river). In the early days, the land was mostly marshy. It was
divided into Western Samogitia whose Eastern boundary was the Dubisa river
(rising in the mountains around Bobya in Siauliai Province and ending in
the Nieman river near Sardnik) and Eastern Samogitia which included the
area between the Dubisa and the Nevezha. Zamot extended north to the
border of Kurland in Latvia, south to the Nieman river (rising west of
Minsk, flowing west, then due north to Kaunas and then west to
Koenigsberg) and into the Baltic Sea.

Samogitia is English for the Lithuanian Zhemaitiya (the H replaces the
little half circle over the Z). Jews shortened the name into Yiddish.
Zhemaitiya became Zhamo or Zamot. In Russian it is Zhmud. Zamot was the
last part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to be settled by Jews. In the
18th century Jews moved there in large numbers, in part because they had
been driven out of the large towns of Grodno, Brest-Litovsk and Vilnius by
the local non Jewish populations, especially middle class Germans who were
organized in Guilds closed to the Jews. However, with the backing of the
nobility who wanted to bring down prices, the Jews managed to compete.
Many of the largely Jewish shtetls and towns in Zamot were first settled at
that time The border between Lithuania and Kurland was always a subject of
disputes and disagreements. The Russian Imperial Government repeatedly
changed borders between Kovno province and Kurland province. The border
with the Baltic Sea has also changed repeatedly. The Memel area to the
west of the border was part of the German province of East Prussia which
became part of the German Empire in 1871. Lithuania became independent
following WW I. In 1923, a strip of land along the Baltic, sometimes known
as the Memel Territory, was added to Lithuania. This strip, including
the city of Memel, ran south to the Nemunas River (known in German as the
Russ River and Memel River, and in Russian as the Niemen). Memel was
renamed Klaipeda. Germany seized the strip in 1939 and Klaipeda again
became Memel. The Soviet Union annexed the rest of Lithuania in 1940.
Following World War II, the strip became part of Russia and Memel again
became Klaipeda. The strip became part of Lithuania in 1990 when
Lithuania became independent of Russia.

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Josh Brown of Los Angeles CA #general

Gary Palgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

Please contact me as your email Gettysburg63@msn.com is bouncing back.

Gary Palgon


name MAJZNER #general

lili susser <susserl@...>
 

Hello to all
Prior to marrying my grandfather my grandmother was married to someone by
the name Abram MAJZNER whom she married in 1870.
He was the son of Szyia and Jachet born in Ilawa, Poland around 1845 and
died in 1882 in Plock.
They were married 12 years and may have had children.
If you know of this family or are researching the names please contact me.
Lili Susser
Susserl@attbi.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: finding Russian army documents #general

Gary Goldberg <XGaryG@...>
 

I have my grandparents marriage document stating that at the time of
marriage in the year 1883 in Plock, my g-father was an "army officer".
The document is in Russian therefore I assume it must have been the
Russian army. What are my chances of finding a document of his service,
where do I turn and did anyone have the experience of obtaining such
document. In other words what can I expect to pay for it?
Any help will be much appreciated.
Thank you for any replies

Lili Susser
Susserl@attbi.com
Lili, if the document is at all readable, I suggest you have
it scanned into a file and post it to Viewmate where those who
can read Russian (like me) can tell you what it says.
Of course, typed documents are easier to read than, say,
handwritten documents in the old alphabet, but some native
speakers of Russian might be able to make out the essentials
even for old, handwritten documents.

MODERATOR NOTE: ViewMate, at <http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/>,
is a service by which you can post photographs and documents for
others to view and help identify or translate.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Philip Shapiro naturalization papers #general

Barry Edwin Sieger <BarryEdwin@...>
 

Genners,
I have received >from NARA/NY 6 ID cards relating to 5 Philip Shapiro's and
one Philip Schaeffer (same soundex) who were naturalized in NYC about 1900.
One of them is my grandfather's brother. The other 5 belong to others. If
anyone recognizes the name let me know and I can send you the card copy.

Barry Sieger, Winter Park, Florida bsieger@cfl.rr.com

Searching: SIEGER, SIGIER, SIGER, SYGUR, SYGER, SZTENDER, STANDER, STENDER,
(Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland)
SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, FUCHS, FOX, DRICKER, SPINNER, SHPANGER, NIMOY, NIMOI,
(Volhynia Gub., Ukr. Izyaslav, (Zaslav), Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mormon Church census search #general

Barry Edwin Sieger <BarryEdwin@...>
 

Genners,
For years not indexed, like 1910, and 1900, how do the Mormon Church family
history centers (FHC's) access census records? Do they have their own
index, which they search with soundex? Or do you have to know the exact
address, and identify an ED and search it? Thanks.

Barry Sieger, Winter Park, Florida bsieger@cfl.rr.com

Searching: SIEGER, SIGIER, SIGER, SYGUR, SYGER, SZTENDER, STANDER, STENDER,
(Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland)
SHAPIRO, SHAPIRA, FUCHS, FOX, DRICKER, SPINNER, SHPANGER, NIMOY, NIMOI,
(Volhynia Gub., Ukr. Izyaslav, (Zaslav), Ukraine)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Zamot #general

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

Not long ago, I asked for help in identifying the region of Zamot. I
received a number of helpful replies, particular thanks to Len Yodaiken.
I have put everything together and present it here for your information.

1 Zamot

Zamot was mainly occupied by the Samogitians, a Lithuanian tribe whose
members remained heathens until the early 15th century. Zamot (Samogitia
or Zamogitie) included all of Lithuania west of the Nevezha (Nevez'is)
river (flowing south >from Vilkomir Province above Panevezys and ending in
the Nieman river). In the early days, the land was mostly marshy. It was
divided into Western Samogitia whose Eastern boundary was the Dubisa river
(rising in the mountains around Bobya in Siauliai Province and ending in
the Nieman river near Sardnik) and Eastern Samogitia which included the
area between the Dubisa and the Nevezha. Zamot extended north to the
border of Kurland in Latvia, south to the Nieman river (rising west of
Minsk, flowing west, then due north to Kaunas and then west to
Koenigsberg) and into the Baltic Sea.

Samogitia is English for the Lithuanian Zhemaitiya (the H replaces the
little half circle over the Z). Jews shortened the name into Yiddish.
Zhemaitiya became Zhamo or Zamot. In Russian it is Zhmud. Zamot was the
last part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to be settled by Jews. In the
18th century Jews moved there in large numbers, in part because they had
been driven out of the large towns of Grodno, Brest-Litovsk and Vilnius by
the local non Jewish populations, especially middle class Germans who were
organized in Guilds closed to the Jews. However, with the backing of the
nobility who wanted to bring down prices, the Jews managed to compete.
Many of the largely Jewish shtetls and towns in Zamot were first settled at
that time The border between Lithuania and Kurland was always a subject of
disputes and disagreements. The Russian Imperial Government repeatedly
changed borders between Kovno province and Kurland province. The border
with the Baltic Sea has also changed repeatedly. The Memel area to the
west of the border was part of the German province of East Prussia which
became part of the German Empire in 1871. Lithuania became independent
following WW I. In 1923, a strip of land along the Baltic, sometimes known
as the Memel Territory, was added to Lithuania. This strip, including
the city of Memel, ran south to the Nemunas River (known in German as the
Russ River and Memel River, and in Russian as the Niemen). Memel was
renamed Klaipeda. Germany seized the strip in 1939 and Klaipeda again
became Memel. The Soviet Union annexed the rest of Lithuania in 1940.
Following World War II, the strip became part of Russia and Memel again
became Klaipeda. The strip became part of Lithuania in 1990 when
Lithuania became independent of Russia.

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Josh Brown of Los Angeles CA #general

Gary Palgon <gmpalgon@...>
 

Please contact me as your email Gettysburg63@msn.com is bouncing back.

Gary Palgon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen name MAJZNER #general

lili susser <susserl@...>
 

Hello to all
Prior to marrying my grandfather my grandmother was married to someone by
the name Abram MAJZNER whom she married in 1870.
He was the son of Szyia and Jachet born in Ilawa, Poland around 1845 and
died in 1882 in Plock.
They were married 12 years and may have had children.
If you know of this family or are researching the names please contact me.
Lili Susser
Susserl@attbi.com


address lookup #general

mkshapiro@...
 

Dear fellow genners-
Can someone please look up an address for the following two people?
1) Nathan ROSENBLOOM in the 1898/1899, or 1900 Providence, Rhode Island
city directory. This will help me locate the enumeration district he was
in at the time of the 1900, and maybe 1910 census.
2) Phillip SATENSTEIN in the 1907/1908/ and 1920 New York City
directories.

I would greatly appreciate it, and you can email me at mkshapiro@attbi.com.
Thanks so much,
Marshall Shapiro
researching SHAPIRO/EPSTEIN and SATENSTEIN, ROSENBLOOM


SPIEGEL from Brody; Galacia circa 1850s #general

Len and Donna Pincus <lennyp@...>
 

Hiall,
I've been away >from this stuff for the past couple of years so I'm
sort of out of date. I recently received an inquiry regarding a ROTH
family member which connects to my SPIEGEL family and I thought I'd ask
the group if anyone can connect to a SPIEGEL family >from Brody, Galacia
circa 1850s. Looking for Taube, Sara Feiga, Henoch Wolf, Moses Aron
and Rifka Lea SPIEGEL.
Thanks for the help. Please reply privately to lennyp@pe.net

Len Pincus


BUNZEL in Buffalo, NY #general

E. Randol Schoenberg
 

I need help finding Gertrude (Trude) BUNZEL geb. Goldschmied (Godwyn) b. 10
Jan 1910 Vienna. Her husband was Joseph Hans BUNZEL (b. 20 Sep 1907 Graz,
d. 14 Jan 1975, Buffalo, NY). If Trude BUNZEL is still alive (age 92), I'd
love to find her. She's a cousin of my grandfather Arnold SCHOENBERG on
his mother's side (NACHOD >from Prague). The last address we have for her
is in Buffalo, but I cannot find any current address or phone number, nor
is she listed in the SSDI as being deceased. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Book "Orphan In History"/Ligonier, indiana #general

Vitdoc@...
 

I just read the story, Orphan In History--Retrieving A Jewish Legacy.
Author Paul Cowan's quest for his ancestral legacy, speaks of his Spiegel
and Struas family--early to the USA >from Chicago and in the 1850's >from
Ligonier, Indiana.This town, once known as "America's Jeruselem", had
2,000+ Jewish families in 1890 and was the 2nd richest small town in the
USA. Most of the Jews came >from Germany and later immigrated to Chicago.
I had never known this and thought it mught be interesting to those
researching their German roots during this period in history and in this
area of our country.
Susan Boyer LA CA