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The town of Chimsk #general

Ron Mosoff <rameb3@...>
 

My grandfather listed the town of Chimsk, Russia on his immigration
documents. I have seen no mention of this town anywhere in the
"Jewishgen" pages. Does anyone have an idea of where this could be?

Sincerely,

Ron Mosoff

Otsar Habanim and Meorei Galicia #general

vze332gh@...
 

I would like to cite Otsar Harabanim and Meorei Galicia in a
Genealogy text that I hope to have published about my family.
If someone has either of these works and could send me the
pertinent info (author, publisher, city, date)I'd appreciate it.

Please respond off line.

Reuben Gross
Reuben.Gross@...

Re: How to research a name change? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

If your relative needed a passport he has to say when and where he
changed his name, i.e. what court, etc. My grandfather obtained a
passport in 1927 (he arrived in 1888 and changed his name in 1908).
On his application it is stated that he had his name changed in 1927
in a court in New York. Also, the application stated where he was
naturalized, in New Jersey, in 1891. I would not have guessed this.

Paul Silverstone
New York

1910 Enumeration District for a New York Address #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

I finally found my Great Aunt's Passenger Manifest in the EIDB. It
said that she was going to her Uncle J. Cousin at the address of
93-95 3 St New York.

I am in need of Enumeration Districts for all of the 3 Streets in
New York City.

Please send them to me privately.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH (Derechin to Canada, Israel, New York and
Argentina), PARELMAN & PAREPLOTCHIK (Baranovichi to New York &
Yarmouth, NS), KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ, STOLAR (Baranovichi to
Israel), GERCHICOF (Kyiv, Canada), ROTFOGEL (Kielce, Poland to
Canada and USA, Lodz to Israel), SPIEGEL (Kielce, Poland to Canada
and Philadelphia, PA)

ViewMate 1770/1771/1772 - tombstone translation requested #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Many thanks to those of you who responded to my tombstone translation
request for Carbondale, PA. Now that I have received the little
information that gleaned >from them considering their bad condition,
I have requested that those pictures be withdrawn ViewMate.

But now I have three more tombstone pictures, with one more to follow
shortly, this time for Cong. Agudas Israel cemetery in Newburgh, NY.

The photos can be found on ViewMate
< http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html >
as follows:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1770.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1771.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1772.html

Can someone with a knowledge of Hebrew please provide the information
requested in the ViewMate description for each picture, assuming that
it is given on the stone and that it is legible. Again my sole interest
is so that I can submit the data to the JOWBR, along with the 1217 other
burials in this cemetery.

***Please reply privately, not to the discussion group as a whole.***

For the same reasons that I mentioned in the JewishGen Digest dated 8
Sept., I apologize that I will be unable to respond individually to
those who reply.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...

Jewish Student Union of the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49 #general

Zev Griner <zgnews613@...>
 

Here is a scan of the members of the Jewish Student Union of the
University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1760.html

I would like to contact as many as I can to get their recollections
of my late uncle, Isaac Pancer (Izak Panzer). I have no idea where
anyone is.

Below are their names which appear to be using a German spelling,
with the letter J substituting for I. Following each name, I indicated
if they are male or female.

from left to right:
First (top) row:
E. Joffe, m
E. Mandel, f
F. Lichter, f
D. Schindel, f
P. Krajcer, f
R. Pomeranz, f
G. Majngarten, f
A. Brenner, f

Second row:
R. Gross, f
H. Bachner, f
J. Zajonczkowski, m
J. Silberherz, m
L. Lustig, m
M. Hupert, m
J. Dresner, m
L. Schindel, m
L. Turner, f
M. Schewach, f

Third row:
S. Edelman, m
A. Lichter, m
S. Mandel, m
M. Majngarten, m
M. Zarnowiecki, m
B. Schmorak, m

Fourth row:
J. Smulewicz, m
E. Klinghoffer, m
W. Lichter, m
M. Podbereski, m

Fifth (bottom) row:
M. Schnitzer, f
P. Kimmelfeld, m
B. Faigenbaum, f
N. Gesundheit, m
C. Neiger, f
M. Penczak, m
S. Fischbein, f
J. Panzer, m
H. Mandel, f
M. Hochzeit, m
M. Willner, f
E. Klieger, m

Question on naturalization #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw@...>
 

I have been trying to locate papers for my husband's family without
success. My mother-in-law is 98, says she was always told she was
born in the U.S. but some family members say she came here as a
toddler. If she did arrive here with her parents, what wold the laws
be regarding her citizenship? I know that my husband's grandfather
was naturalized - although I have not found papers. We do not know
about his grandmother ( she did have a ss card - I sent for the
application. We could find no record of a card for his grandfather
on the SSDI).. Would his mother have had to be naturalized? Would
she automatically have become a citizen if either parent were
naturalized, and was there a time frame for that? Thanks in advance.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The town of Chimsk #general

Ron Mosoff <rameb3@...>
 

My grandfather listed the town of Chimsk, Russia on his immigration
documents. I have seen no mention of this town anywhere in the
"Jewishgen" pages. Does anyone have an idea of where this could be?

Sincerely,

Ron Mosoff

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Otsar Habanim and Meorei Galicia #general

vze332gh@...
 

I would like to cite Otsar Harabanim and Meorei Galicia in a
Genealogy text that I hope to have published about my family.
If someone has either of these works and could send me the
pertinent info (author, publisher, city, date)I'd appreciate it.

Please respond off line.

Reuben Gross
Reuben.Gross@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to research a name change? #general

Paul Silverstone
 

If your relative needed a passport he has to say when and where he
changed his name, i.e. what court, etc. My grandfather obtained a
passport in 1927 (he arrived in 1888 and changed his name in 1908).
On his application it is stated that he had his name changed in 1927
in a court in New York. Also, the application stated where he was
naturalized, in New Jersey, in 1891. I would not have guessed this.

Paul Silverstone
New York

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1910 Enumeration District for a New York Address #general

Kevin Hanit <klh44@...>
 

Hello,

I finally found my Great Aunt's Passenger Manifest in the EIDB. It
said that she was going to her Uncle J. Cousin at the address of
93-95 3 St New York.

I am in need of Enumeration Districts for all of the 3 Streets in
New York City.

Please send them to me privately.

Thanks,
Kevin Hanit
Concord, ON Canada

Searching for: ABELOVICH (Derechin to Canada, Israel, New York and
Argentina), PARELMAN & PAREPLOTCHIK (Baranovichi to New York &
Yarmouth, NS), KLETSKIN, LEVITT, HOROWITZ, STOLAR (Baranovichi to
Israel), GERCHICOF (Kyiv, Canada), ROTFOGEL (Kielce, Poland to
Canada and USA, Lodz to Israel), SPIEGEL (Kielce, Poland to Canada
and Philadelphia, PA)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate 1770/1771/1772 - tombstone translation requested #general

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Many thanks to those of you who responded to my tombstone translation
request for Carbondale, PA. Now that I have received the little
information that gleaned >from them considering their bad condition,
I have requested that those pictures be withdrawn ViewMate.

But now I have three more tombstone pictures, with one more to follow
shortly, this time for Cong. Agudas Israel cemetery in Newburgh, NY.

The photos can be found on ViewMate
< http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html >
as follows:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1770.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1771.html
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1772.html

Can someone with a knowledge of Hebrew please provide the information
requested in the ViewMate description for each picture, assuming that
it is given on the stone and that it is legible. Again my sole interest
is so that I can submit the data to the JOWBR, along with the 1217 other
burials in this cemetery.

***Please reply privately, not to the discussion group as a whole.***

For the same reasons that I mentioned in the JewishGen Digest dated 8
Sept., I apologize that I will be unable to respond individually to
those who reply.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Student Union of the University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49 #general

Zev Griner <zgnews613@...>
 

Here is a scan of the members of the Jewish Student Union of the
University of Erlangen, Germany, 1948/49:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1760.html

I would like to contact as many as I can to get their recollections
of my late uncle, Isaac Pancer (Izak Panzer). I have no idea where
anyone is.

Below are their names which appear to be using a German spelling,
with the letter J substituting for I. Following each name, I indicated
if they are male or female.

from left to right:
First (top) row:
E. Joffe, m
E. Mandel, f
F. Lichter, f
D. Schindel, f
P. Krajcer, f
R. Pomeranz, f
G. Majngarten, f
A. Brenner, f

Second row:
R. Gross, f
H. Bachner, f
J. Zajonczkowski, m
J. Silberherz, m
L. Lustig, m
M. Hupert, m
J. Dresner, m
L. Schindel, m
L. Turner, f
M. Schewach, f

Third row:
S. Edelman, m
A. Lichter, m
S. Mandel, m
M. Majngarten, m
M. Zarnowiecki, m
B. Schmorak, m

Fourth row:
J. Smulewicz, m
E. Klinghoffer, m
W. Lichter, m
M. Podbereski, m

Fifth (bottom) row:
M. Schnitzer, f
P. Kimmelfeld, m
B. Faigenbaum, f
N. Gesundheit, m
C. Neiger, f
M. Penczak, m
S. Fischbein, f
J. Panzer, m
H. Mandel, f
M. Hochzeit, m
M. Willner, f
E. Klieger, m

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question on naturalization #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw@...>
 

I have been trying to locate papers for my husband's family without
success. My mother-in-law is 98, says she was always told she was
born in the U.S. but some family members say she came here as a
toddler. If she did arrive here with her parents, what wold the laws
be regarding her citizenship? I know that my husband's grandfather
was naturalized - although I have not found papers. We do not know
about his grandmother ( she did have a ss card - I sent for the
application. We could find no record of a card for his grandfather
on the SSDI).. Would his mother have had to be naturalized? Would
she automatically have become a citizen if either parent were
naturalized, and was there a time frame for that? Thanks in advance.

Istanbul #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

The effort to record the index marriage records of Istanbul/
Constantinople is now 50% complete, with a total of over 12,000
marriages. Each marriage record includes groom's name, groom's
father's name, bride's name, bride's father's name, Hebrew/
Solitreo reference number, and year. Here is a search engine
for approximately 6,000 of these marriages:

http://radomskopoland.com/istanbul2/

Note:
* The Soundex feature at the site above is not yet "airtight"!
* Where the date is missing in the results, it is between 1886 and 1899.

The site above includes some unproofed material. Please do not visit
the site if you are looking for a perfect, finished, or complete set
of materials. I offer this search engine only because it may be of
some value to people with roots in Istanbul/Constantinople; and,
surely, some of these people don't want to wait a year or two until
the entire project is finished!

P.S. Here is a complete list of all surnames we have found in all of
the records now finished, including unproofed records:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/ist-marr/surnames.html

Here is what a typical index page looks like:

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/ist-marr-sam.jpg

And here is what some typical Hebrew/Solitreo marriage pages look like:

Pick any item in this directory:
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/Ist/

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB,
DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/fresco.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/kazez.html

need advice in finding ABRAMS in LA from 1950s #general

Howard Zakai
 

Dear Genners,

Perhaps someone can give me fresh perspective in my hunt for family.

My great-uncle Alex ABRAMS shipped out >from New York City to the Los
Angeles vicinity circa 1940 with wife Anna and 5 year old son, Martin.
They lived in West Covina and in Gardena.

Alex died in 1955. His death certificate lists Anna as the informant.
The residence was at 70XX Foothill Blvd. in Los Angeles. As far as I
know, the New York family lost touch with Anna and Martin.

I would like to find Martin, but am having no success. Cross referncing
with the ages listed on www.ussearch.com, I have exhausted the Martin
Abrams listings >from the online white pages. He does not appear to
have passed on and I am having difficulty in pinpointing a death for
Anna - that is, if, she died. One record with a matching maiden name
and surname appears in the 1940-97 California Death Index online, but
the dates listed would have made her 12 years older than Alex, a fact
not apparent in the pictures I have. It's possible Anna also remarried
after Alex died.

Is my next step looking through phone books for each year until I find
a name missing or an address change?? If so, would anyone be willing
to direct me in reference to that kind of research. (Are those phone
books only in LA? Are they in the NY Public Library?)

With a bit of an ironical twist, if anyone has ever watched MSNBC's
The Abrams Report, anchor Dan Abrams has a striking resemblance to the
pictures I have of young Martin as well as others in my immediate
family. I have a gut feeling he is directly related. I have written
MSNBC via email and via snail mail, sending pictures the second time
and have received no response. Any suggestions? Does anybody know the
background of Dan Abrams?

Anything will be much appreciated. Thanks for your interest and time
in reading this.

L'Shanah Tova v'Mituka

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, New York
Researching: ABRAMOWITZ/ABRAMS, STEINBERG, MARK/S, KAPLAN, HURVICH,
GARBER, GLICK, GOLDSTEIN, inter alia, >from Kovna Gubernia (Silale,
Kvedarna)

need information on official stamp #general

Gary Hoffstetter <ghoffste@...>
 

I believe my mother's parents came >from Kishinev in what is now
Moldava about 1906 with my oldest aunt. Her two sisters were born
in Philadelphia after they arrived. The family story is that they
assumed the last name of Cohen when they arrived at Ellis Island.
I've had absolutely no luck in searching for Cohen in the Ellis
Island Database. Unfortunately this has made it like looking for
a needle in a giant haystack since they and their three daughters
are now deceased. The photograph has an official stamp on the
bottom. Several words appear with this stamp that look like they
might be the family's name and place of their residence. I don't
know if it's in Russian, German or what.

I've placed an image of the bottom of the photograph on the ViewMate
site. It can be reached with this URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1766.html
If anyone can tell me what it might say, this might give me
additional clues on this family. Please reply to this message by
e-mailing me at ghoffste@....

Thanks for any help.

Barbara Gary Hoffstetter
McKinney, TX

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Istanbul #general

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

The effort to record the index marriage records of Istanbul/
Constantinople is now 50% complete, with a total of over 12,000
marriages. Each marriage record includes groom's name, groom's
father's name, bride's name, bride's father's name, Hebrew/
Solitreo reference number, and year. Here is a search engine
for approximately 6,000 of these marriages:

http://radomskopoland.com/istanbul2/

Note:
* The Soundex feature at the site above is not yet "airtight"!
* Where the date is missing in the results, it is between 1886 and 1899.

The site above includes some unproofed material. Please do not visit
the site if you are looking for a perfect, finished, or complete set
of materials. I offer this search engine only because it may be of
some value to people with roots in Istanbul/Constantinople; and,
surely, some of these people don't want to wait a year or two until
the entire project is finished!

P.S. Here is a complete list of all surnames we have found in all of
the records now finished, including unproofed records:

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/ist-marr/surnames.html

Here is what a typical index page looks like:

http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/ist-marr-sam.jpg

And here is what some typical Hebrew/Solitreo marriage pages look like:

Pick any item in this directory:
http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/music/kazez/Ist/

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
Springfield, Ohio USA
Turkey: KAZEZ-KAZES, ALHADEF-ELHADEF, FRESKO-FRESCO, HABIB,
DEVIDAS-DE VIDAS
http://userpages.wittenberg.edu/dkazez/dk/elh-kaz-fre.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/fresco.html
http://www.kazez.com/~dan/missing/kazez.html

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need advice in finding ABRAMS in LA from 1950s #general

Howard Zakai
 

Dear Genners,

Perhaps someone can give me fresh perspective in my hunt for family.

My great-uncle Alex ABRAMS shipped out >from New York City to the Los
Angeles vicinity circa 1940 with wife Anna and 5 year old son, Martin.
They lived in West Covina and in Gardena.

Alex died in 1955. His death certificate lists Anna as the informant.
The residence was at 70XX Foothill Blvd. in Los Angeles. As far as I
know, the New York family lost touch with Anna and Martin.

I would like to find Martin, but am having no success. Cross referncing
with the ages listed on www.ussearch.com, I have exhausted the Martin
Abrams listings >from the online white pages. He does not appear to
have passed on and I am having difficulty in pinpointing a death for
Anna - that is, if, she died. One record with a matching maiden name
and surname appears in the 1940-97 California Death Index online, but
the dates listed would have made her 12 years older than Alex, a fact
not apparent in the pictures I have. It's possible Anna also remarried
after Alex died.

Is my next step looking through phone books for each year until I find
a name missing or an address change?? If so, would anyone be willing
to direct me in reference to that kind of research. (Are those phone
books only in LA? Are they in the NY Public Library?)

With a bit of an ironical twist, if anyone has ever watched MSNBC's
The Abrams Report, anchor Dan Abrams has a striking resemblance to the
pictures I have of young Martin as well as others in my immediate
family. I have a gut feeling he is directly related. I have written
MSNBC via email and via snail mail, sending pictures the second time
and have received no response. Any suggestions? Does anybody know the
background of Dan Abrams?

Anything will be much appreciated. Thanks for your interest and time
in reading this.

L'Shanah Tova v'Mituka

Howie Zakai
Staten Island, New York
Researching: ABRAMOWITZ/ABRAMS, STEINBERG, MARK/S, KAPLAN, HURVICH,
GARBER, GLICK, GOLDSTEIN, inter alia, >from Kovna Gubernia (Silale,
Kvedarna)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen need information on official stamp #general

Gary Hoffstetter <ghoffste@...>
 

I believe my mother's parents came >from Kishinev in what is now
Moldava about 1906 with my oldest aunt. Her two sisters were born
in Philadelphia after they arrived. The family story is that they
assumed the last name of Cohen when they arrived at Ellis Island.
I've had absolutely no luck in searching for Cohen in the Ellis
Island Database. Unfortunately this has made it like looking for
a needle in a giant haystack since they and their three daughters
are now deceased. The photograph has an official stamp on the
bottom. Several words appear with this stamp that look like they
might be the family's name and place of their residence. I don't
know if it's in Russian, German or what.

I've placed an image of the bottom of the photograph on the ViewMate
site. It can be reached with this URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/vm1766.html
If anyone can tell me what it might say, this might give me
additional clues on this family. Please reply to this message by
e-mailing me at ghoffste@....

Thanks for any help.

Barbara Gary Hoffstetter
McKinney, TX