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Recent Floods #hungary

David Buchwald <dbuchwal@...>
 

Does anyone know yet if the archives of the region have been affected?

Hungary SIG #Hungary Recent Floods #hungary

David Buchwald <dbuchwal@...>
 

Does anyone know yet if the archives of the region have been affected?

Re: Where would I find naturalization and citizenship #general

Ron Goldman
 

<<The documents you want to see are the "Declaration of Intent" and the
"Petition for Naturalization". These could have been filed at either a
county court or the US District Court (where filed should be on the
certificate). If filed at a county court, then you will have to contact
that court to see where their archives are located. If filed at a US
District Court, then you should be able to get a copy via NARA.>>

Yes, the Dec of Int and the COA 'are' the important documents to obtain
but are these available for all the early years way before the
standardization of the naturalization process?

I have a certificate >from 1872, 2 >from 1884, and 2 more >from 1903-1906 and
the only numbers on the copies are the volume and page # for the final
naturalization papers. Nowhere is there an indication that the original
petition was filed at the same court, nor any referrence to petition # or
dates. Are these still obtainable for those years?

Ron Goldman, FL.

Help With Hebrew #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I have a picture of a stone and can't make out one name and the date. The
stone reads for father's name: Rev. Gershon and then nun, pay, tet, resh,
hay.

The date seems to be 17 Kislev and then shin, nun, tav, space, tav, space,
ayin, vav.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Jackye

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Where would I find naturalization and citizenship #general

Ron Goldman
 

<<The documents you want to see are the "Declaration of Intent" and the
"Petition for Naturalization". These could have been filed at either a
county court or the US District Court (where filed should be on the
certificate). If filed at a county court, then you will have to contact
that court to see where their archives are located. If filed at a US
District Court, then you should be able to get a copy via NARA.>>

Yes, the Dec of Int and the COA 'are' the important documents to obtain
but are these available for all the early years way before the
standardization of the naturalization process?

I have a certificate >from 1872, 2 >from 1884, and 2 more >from 1903-1906 and
the only numbers on the copies are the volume and page # for the final
naturalization papers. Nowhere is there an indication that the original
petition was filed at the same court, nor any referrence to petition # or
dates. Are these still obtainable for those years?

Ron Goldman, FL.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help With Hebrew #general

Jackye Sullins <jsullins@...>
 

I have a picture of a stone and can't make out one name and the date. The
stone reads for father's name: Rev. Gershon and then nun, pay, tet, resh,
hay.

The date seems to be 17 Kislev and then shin, nun, tav, space, tav, space,
ayin, vav.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Jackye

Re: Obituary in Sao Paulo, Brazil #general

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

There are several newspapers online.
For example www.estado.com.br;
www.folha.com.br;www.jt.com.br; www.agestado.com.br
www.jb.com.br (this is published in Rio); www.oglobo.com.br (also national
newspaper but published in Rio);
You can also contact the Chevra Kadisha

Can someone in Sao Paulo tell me if the newspapers there carry
written obits, and if they are available online. I need the obit of
someone who died last Tuesday, Aug 13th. If it is possible to find it
online, I will need a translation, but that's another problem.

TIA,
Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA USA]
mailto:JGLOIS@...

Re: Stawiski Poland- Magnate Landowners #general

Paul Silverstone
 

The 1915 Graflichen Taschenbuch lists the genealogy of the Counts
Zamoyski starting with Stanislaus (1775-1856). It is a few pages long
andin difficult old German type. I could not find the town Stawiski
mentioned but there are a lot of blanks.

Paul Silverstone
New York

Alexander Sharon wrote:

It appears Jan, that the member of the mighty Zamoyski family was the
Magnate that you have been looking for.
I could not locate more data about the lucky name owner, count Fortunat
Zamoyski.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Obituary in Sao Paulo, Brazil #general

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

There are several newspapers online.
For example www.estado.com.br;
www.folha.com.br;www.jt.com.br; www.agestado.com.br
www.jb.com.br (this is published in Rio); www.oglobo.com.br (also national
newspaper but published in Rio);
You can also contact the Chevra Kadisha

Can someone in Sao Paulo tell me if the newspapers there carry
written obits, and if they are available online. I need the obit of
someone who died last Tuesday, Aug 13th. If it is possible to find it
online, I will need a translation, but that's another problem.

TIA,
Lois Sernoff [Philadelphia, PA USA]
mailto:JGLOIS@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Stawiski Poland- Magnate Landowners #general

Paul Silverstone
 

The 1915 Graflichen Taschenbuch lists the genealogy of the Counts
Zamoyski starting with Stanislaus (1775-1856). It is a few pages long
andin difficult old German type. I could not find the town Stawiski
mentioned but there are a lot of blanks.

Paul Silverstone
New York

Alexander Sharon wrote:

It appears Jan, that the member of the mighty Zamoyski family was the
Magnate that you have been looking for.
I could not locate more data about the lucky name owner, count Fortunat
Zamoyski.

Where would I find naturalization and citizenship applications? #general

Cory Streisinger <corys@...>
 

Dear Fraida:

You don't give the dates for these naturalizations, but if they were after
1906, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) will have files
which usually contain the Declaration of Intent and the Petition for
Naturalization. You can get these through a Freedom of Information Act
request to the INS. It can take a long time, so be patient! Details are
available at:
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/NatzRec/NATREC.htm

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon
corys@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Where would I find naturalization and citizenship applications? #general

Cory Streisinger <corys@...>
 

Dear Fraida:

You don't give the dates for these naturalizations, but if they were after
1906, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) will have files
which usually contain the Declaration of Intent and the Petition for
Naturalization. You can get these through a Freedom of Information Act
request to the INS. It can take a long time, so be patient! Details are
available at:
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/history/NatzRec/NATREC.htm

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon
corys@...

Yiddish letter on Viewmate #romania

John Epstein <johnebos@...>
 

Hello all,

I need help translating what I believe to be a letter written in Yiddish for
when my g-grandfather died. Came across it about two months ago and have
been unable to translate it.

Included in the letter is a photograph of my grandfather sitting on his
father's lap as well as my grandfather's brother sitting on the wall. I am
also told that the two men standing in the background are Ben-Gurion and
Ben-Zvi though I do not know which is which.

The quality of the photo is not all that great and the letter is almost a
page long. I do not know if I am asking too much, but I do not know where
else to turn to.

The letter can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1716.html

Please respond to me directly at:
johnebos@...

Thank you for your time,

--
John Epstein
Jupiter FL USA
Researching: AGGER/ALTWERGER Klimontow Poland; EPSTEIN Simferopol Ukraine;
GROSHOUS/GROSHOUSE/GROSSHOUSE Osiek Poland; KOLAZEK/KOLACHAK Russia; NEWIRTH
Hungary; TRICHTER Czernowitz, Bucovina Austria

Romania SIG #Romania Yiddish letter on Viewmate #romania

John Epstein <johnebos@...>
 

Hello all,

I need help translating what I believe to be a letter written in Yiddish for
when my g-grandfather died. Came across it about two months ago and have
been unable to translate it.

Included in the letter is a photograph of my grandfather sitting on his
father's lap as well as my grandfather's brother sitting on the wall. I am
also told that the two men standing in the background are Ben-Gurion and
Ben-Zvi though I do not know which is which.

The quality of the photo is not all that great and the letter is almost a
page long. I do not know if I am asking too much, but I do not know where
else to turn to.

The letter can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1716.html

Please respond to me directly at:
johnebos@...

Thank you for your time,

--
John Epstein
Jupiter FL USA
Researching: AGGER/ALTWERGER Klimontow Poland; EPSTEIN Simferopol Ukraine;
GROSHOUS/GROSHOUSE/GROSSHOUSE Osiek Poland; KOLAZEK/KOLACHAK Russia; NEWIRTH
Hungary; TRICHTER Czernowitz, Bucovina Austria

Litvaks in Toronto #lithuania

Litvaks@...
 

It was wonderful to see so many Litvaks at the Toronto Conference - about 250 attended my talk on the All Lithuania Database (ALD), and at least 100 attended the LitvakSIG General Meeting where they shared their names, locations, and the areas that they were researching. There were many other programs of Litvak interest whether or not specifically designated as such.

We'd love to hear >from those who attended, and to be able to share your
experiences vicariously. If you learned something at the conference that would be of interest to other Litvaks, please write in to the Digest to let everyone else share the new findings or insights gained in Toronto.

On a personal note, this was one of the best planned and interesting
conferences that I have ever attended. Bravo Toronto. Next year in
Washington.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvaks in Toronto #lithuania

Litvaks@...
 

It was wonderful to see so many Litvaks at the Toronto Conference - about 250 attended my talk on the All Lithuania Database (ALD), and at least 100 attended the LitvakSIG General Meeting where they shared their names, locations, and the areas that they were researching. There were many other programs of Litvak interest whether or not specifically designated as such.

We'd love to hear >from those who attended, and to be able to share your
experiences vicariously. If you learned something at the conference that would be of interest to other Litvaks, please write in to the Digest to let everyone else share the new findings or insights gained in Toronto.

On a personal note, this was one of the best planned and interesting
conferences that I have ever attended. Bravo Toronto. Next year in
Washington.

Davida Noyek Handler
President, LitvakSIG

Artist From Belarus - R. Yeskovich #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I recently received a message >from someone who inherited a painting by an
artist named R. Yeskovich. Rather then canvas, the painting is on cloth. The
name Yeskovich is found in Pinsk.

Does anyone have any knowledge about this artist?

Dave

--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@...
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus

Belarus SIG #Belarus Artist From Belarus - R. Yeskovich #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
 

I recently received a message >from someone who inherited a painting by an
artist named R. Yeskovich. Rather then canvas, the painting is on cloth. The
name Yeskovich is found in Pinsk.

Does anyone have any knowledge about this artist?

Dave

--
David Fox
Mail to: davefox@...
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus

Toronto Feedback #belarus

LindaJim Morzillo <jmorzil1@...>
 

Hi all,

The Toronto Conference was the first I ever attended and there were quite a
few talks that were given at the same time as well as other events which
resulted in having to make some choices and set priorities.

I attended the Birds-of-a Feather meeting and the presentation by Ed
Rosenbaum on the Belarus SIG website. I also attended part of the
Belarussian Archives talk but missed the Belarus SIG meeting on Sunday.

The Birds-of-a-Feather meeting was a great opportunity to meet other Belarus
researchers, hearing names and places was helpful, but many people left
before or as soon as the introductions were over. I would have liked to be
able to talk more one-on-one with people, perhaps next time a round table
set-up with people interested in specific areas could meet at designated
tables for a part of the time.

Ed's presentation was quite informative because the website is growing by
leaps and bounds. Even though it has become the SIG website others strive
to equal, it can be intimidating for a newcomer as well as for someone who
has only a limited amount of time to pursue genealogy and therefore does not
use the website often. It takes quite a bit of time to explore and once a
person learns how it is organized, they can quickly find relevant
information. Having the website on the screen to illustrate its use made
this talk especially informative. We also heard about the ambitious plans
to make this website even more useful for researchers. This is one talk
that should be repeated at each convention, perhaps there can even be two
parts, one for novices and one for more experienced users.

The Belarussian Archives speaker, Oleg, had much to say, but unfortunately,
his very loud voice was the reason I could not stay and I went to hear
something else.

The Sunday SIG meeting was missed: I attended a family luncheon with my
Canadian relatives; my second cousin who I had last seen 40 years ago when
we were teenagers and who was a presenter at this conference as well as her
(and my), extended family who I met for the first time. Now that was great!

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jmorzil1@...

Researching:

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia
COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmyany, Vilna and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus

Belarus SIG #Belarus Toronto Feedback #belarus

LindaJim Morzillo <jmorzil1@...>
 

Hi all,

The Toronto Conference was the first I ever attended and there were quite a
few talks that were given at the same time as well as other events which
resulted in having to make some choices and set priorities.

I attended the Birds-of-a Feather meeting and the presentation by Ed
Rosenbaum on the Belarus SIG website. I also attended part of the
Belarussian Archives talk but missed the Belarus SIG meeting on Sunday.

The Birds-of-a-Feather meeting was a great opportunity to meet other Belarus
researchers, hearing names and places was helpful, but many people left
before or as soon as the introductions were over. I would have liked to be
able to talk more one-on-one with people, perhaps next time a round table
set-up with people interested in specific areas could meet at designated
tables for a part of the time.

Ed's presentation was quite informative because the website is growing by
leaps and bounds. Even though it has become the SIG website others strive
to equal, it can be intimidating for a newcomer as well as for someone who
has only a limited amount of time to pursue genealogy and therefore does not
use the website often. It takes quite a bit of time to explore and once a
person learns how it is organized, they can quickly find relevant
information. Having the website on the screen to illustrate its use made
this talk especially informative. We also heard about the ambitious plans
to make this website even more useful for researchers. This is one talk
that should be repeated at each convention, perhaps there can even be two
parts, one for novices and one for more experienced users.

The Belarussian Archives speaker, Oleg, had much to say, but unfortunately,
his very loud voice was the reason I could not stay and I went to hear
something else.

The Sunday SIG meeting was missed: I attended a family luncheon with my
Canadian relatives; my second cousin who I had last seen 40 years ago when
we were teenagers and who was a presenter at this conference as well as her
(and my), extended family who I met for the first time. Now that was great!

Linda Morzillo
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jmorzil1@...

Researching:

PRESS and SCHNEIDER in Vidukle and other Raseiniai towns
AMCHISLAVSKY and ERLICHMAN in Rostov-on-Don and previously Kozelsk and
Oster, Chernigov Gubernia
COHEN/KAGAN and BORNSTEIN in Oshmyany, Vilna and France
KOSOFSKY in Stuchin/Szczuczyn/Shchuchyn/Scucyn
SWOTINSKY in Grodno Gubernia Poland/Russia/Belarus