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Wishes for a Good New Year #general

Yeruchem & Fraida Cohen
 

May the coming year of 5763 be one of prosperity, health, nachas, all in
great abundance and peace and good news for all of us.

Yeruchem and Fraida Cohen

Researching:
TAUBER - Harasz, Austria> NY; MARKS - Pultusk, Poland> NY
POMERANTZ - Warsaw, Tarnow>NY, MA; HODES - Minsk or Odessa>NY
COHEN - Minsk or Kiyev>NY; SCHALL - Austria>NY

Re: Landsmanshaft organization Query #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Dear Ron,
There could be a very simple reason. It is possible that the original
organization used Yiddish at its meetings and the younger members wanted
to conduct meetings in English, so they became the "New Nook(?)"
Ida

-----Original Message-----
<< My grandmother was, for many years the President of the Proskurov Ladies
Society, division of the Proskurov Zion Society. Upon her death the PZS
placed a special bronze plaque on her gravestone in honor of her many
years of totally dedicated service to the organization and for her
untiring work in raising funds for Proskurovites who suffered the Pogroms
and the Nazi occupation.

Most of the collateral family members were also members, and officers of
PZS and also of the offshoot "New Nook" society. Why this offshoot was
ever formed is a question I've never been able to answer. It certainly has
nothing to do with any 'shtetl' by that name. A rift between the PZS
members, perhaps?

Ron Goldman, FL.
preshtek@... >>

Re: 1930 address in New York City..probably Brooklyn #general

One of the Krivs <lkriv@...>
 

Dear Gary,

You can go to your local LDS Genealogy Family Center and order, for $3.50 a
piece, microfilms of the Brooklyn City Directories. They let you keep it
for a month, with a one month renewal. It usually takes between 2-3 weeks
for the films to arrive >from Salt Lake City, but you can view them at your
convenience at the local centers. This has been and invaluable source of
information for me. If you live in the NYC area, you can probably find the
same microfilms at the main Public Libraries.

Larry Kriv


"Gary Gluck" <gagluck@...> wrote

Are there any available resources...either online or offline..that would
allow me to discover a 1930 address for an ancestor. I have no other
information about this person other than they lived in NYC.

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and
the InfoFiles have many suggestions for this and other "where do I
start" questions. Read especially the information about the LDS
Family History Centers, where volunteers can help you find what you
need among a great variety of resources.

Re: How to research a name change? #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Merle Kastner asked:

Can anyone tell me how to research a name
change, which occurred after the immigration
process was complete and when the person was
already in the US?

It is not known whether the naturalization
took place before or after the change of name.

When one applied for citizenship a certificate of arrival was issued to
verify that the person did indeed enter the US, on what date and which
port. The ship's passenger manifest usually has information by means of
entering the number of the Petition for Naturalization on the line where
the passenger's name appears.

Naturalization papers usually indicate the name under which the person
entered the country. If the name change took place at the time of
naturalization both names--original and new will appear on the Petition for
Naturalilzation.

So, first check the passenger manifest to see if there is a notation
regarding naturalization. Further information can be accessed through
Immigration and Naturalization (INS) under the freedom of information act,
or if you know in which court the naturalilzation took place, contact
them.

Another source of information could be the original voter registration
card. One had to present proof of citizenship (naturalization or US birth
certificate) in order to register. That card/application will have the
date of naturallization and the court in which it ocurred.

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

Document Orders to PSA #general

Mel Sofian <msofian@...>
 

While Mark Halpern's postings on this subject offer some hope that we
can soon start submitting orders again, I am still anxious about orders
that have already been sent, with no indication as to the status of such
orders. I have an order pending that I submtted in March.

How can I find out if that order has even been received, Follow-up
letters (duly translated into Polish) have had no reply.

I have checked with my bank, and was told that the cashier's check has
not been presented for payment. What happens when the bank's validity
date on the check has passed ("Valid for 90 days")?

Should the order be re-issued, with a new check? I have received
e-mails >from a number of other genners with similar problems, indicating
that quite a few others are in the same boat.

Mel Sofian
Studio City, CA

VAN RENSBURG #general

caroz@...
 

Hi there,

Where did the name VAN RENSBURG originate? >from which country?

Shana Tova!
Anna Barker (Israel).

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wishes for a Good New Year #general

Yeruchem & Fraida Cohen
 

May the coming year of 5763 be one of prosperity, health, nachas, all in
great abundance and peace and good news for all of us.

Yeruchem and Fraida Cohen

Researching:
TAUBER - Harasz, Austria> NY; MARKS - Pultusk, Poland> NY
POMERANTZ - Warsaw, Tarnow>NY, MA; HODES - Minsk or Odessa>NY
COHEN - Minsk or Kiyev>NY; SCHALL - Austria>NY

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Landsmanshaft organization Query #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

Dear Ron,
There could be a very simple reason. It is possible that the original
organization used Yiddish at its meetings and the younger members wanted
to conduct meetings in English, so they became the "New Nook(?)"
Ida

-----Original Message-----
<< My grandmother was, for many years the President of the Proskurov Ladies
Society, division of the Proskurov Zion Society. Upon her death the PZS
placed a special bronze plaque on her gravestone in honor of her many
years of totally dedicated service to the organization and for her
untiring work in raising funds for Proskurovites who suffered the Pogroms
and the Nazi occupation.

Most of the collateral family members were also members, and officers of
PZS and also of the offshoot "New Nook" society. Why this offshoot was
ever formed is a question I've never been able to answer. It certainly has
nothing to do with any 'shtetl' by that name. A rift between the PZS
members, perhaps?

Ron Goldman, FL.
preshtek@... >>

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1930 address in New York City..probably Brooklyn #general

One of the Krivs <lkriv@...>
 

Dear Gary,

You can go to your local LDS Genealogy Family Center and order, for $3.50 a
piece, microfilms of the Brooklyn City Directories. They let you keep it
for a month, with a one month renewal. It usually takes between 2-3 weeks
for the films to arrive >from Salt Lake City, but you can view them at your
convenience at the local centers. This has been and invaluable source of
information for me. If you live in the NYC area, you can probably find the
same microfilms at the main Public Libraries.

Larry Kriv


"Gary Gluck" <gagluck@...> wrote

Are there any available resources...either online or offline..that would
allow me to discover a 1930 address for an ancestor. I have no other
information about this person other than they lived in NYC.

MODERATOR NOTE: The JewishGen FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and
the InfoFiles have many suggestions for this and other "where do I
start" questions. Read especially the information about the LDS
Family History Centers, where volunteers can help you find what you
need among a great variety of resources.

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

Adelle Gloger
 

Merle Kastner asked:

Can anyone tell me how to research a name
change, which occurred after the immigration
process was complete and when the person was
already in the US?

It is not known whether the naturalization
took place before or after the change of name.

When one applied for citizenship a certificate of arrival was issued to
verify that the person did indeed enter the US, on what date and which
port. The ship's passenger manifest usually has information by means of
entering the number of the Petition for Naturalization on the line where
the passenger's name appears.

Naturalization papers usually indicate the name under which the person
entered the country. If the name change took place at the time of
naturalization both names--original and new will appear on the Petition for
Naturalilzation.

So, first check the passenger manifest to see if there is a notation
regarding naturalization. Further information can be accessed through
Immigration and Naturalization (INS) under the freedom of information act,
or if you know in which court the naturalilzation took place, contact
them.

Another source of information could be the original voter registration
card. One had to present proof of citizenship (naturalization or US birth
certificate) in order to register. That card/application will have the
date of naturallization and the court in which it ocurred.

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

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Document Orders to PSA #general

Mel Sofian <msofian@...>
 

While Mark Halpern's postings on this subject offer some hope that we
can soon start submitting orders again, I am still anxious about orders
that have already been sent, with no indication as to the status of such
orders. I have an order pending that I submtted in March.

How can I find out if that order has even been received, Follow-up
letters (duly translated into Polish) have had no reply.

I have checked with my bank, and was told that the cashier's check has
not been presented for payment. What happens when the bank's validity
date on the check has passed ("Valid for 90 days")?

Should the order be re-issued, with a new check? I have received
e-mails >from a number of other genners with similar problems, indicating
that quite a few others are in the same boat.

Mel Sofian
Studio City, CA

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VAN RENSBURG #general

caroz@...
 

Hi there,

Where did the name VAN RENSBURG originate? >from which country?

Shana Tova!
Anna Barker (Israel).

1930 One Step Site Cities #general

Joel Weintraub <jweintraub@...>
 

I just want to update the JewishGen group on the number of cities, and new
city additions to our 1930 street name database. We are starting to add
cities that are on the National Archives film series M1931, a cross index
of street addresses to enumeration district numbers. A few days ago we
added Detroit Michigan, and tonight we are in the process of adding
Queens, NY (thanks to volunteer Kat Mutter). There are now about 235
cities on our website, with only about 22 remaining to be done on our
target list. I anticipate we will, within 1 to 3 months, have on the site
every US city that had a population in 1930 of 45,000 people or more.
Joel Weintraub, Dana Point, CA
see: home.pacbell.net/spmorse/census/

Viewmate 1747 - Clothing?Date? #general

Carleolady@...
 

Dear people,

Recently there was a discussion on clothing and how it may indicate where
the person lived or perhaps religious affiliation. Since I received no
responses the last time I posted this photo on viewmate, i thought I'd
try again.

The photograph is my gggf Ansel Asher SHEININ >from Mogilev or perhaps
Ukraine--farming colony. He was born in 1825 (about). Can someone offer
any ideas? Also, I'd like to know what the object is that he is leaning
on. Thanks very much.

(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/) in the "To View" section - as
files - VM1747

Please respond to me personally unless you think the info might be of
general use.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA
carleolady@...

Use Obituaries for Research #general

David Simon Bendory <david90@...>
 

I spent hours over the past weeks combing through local newspapers in
search of obituaries. While some are quite "standard" and don't have
any new information, others have a wealth of new tidbits.

Examples: Did you know what synagogue the deceased attended? What
charitable organizations they were involved with? All the places they
lived?

Sometimes you get lucky (strange to say about an obituary) and find
that all the siblings and / or children are listed with accompanying
town names. In one case, I even discovered siblings I didn't know
existed.

Also, maiden names are almost always included, and there is often a
residence of a family member (or the deceased) listed as the shiva
residence.

I had never gone after obituaries -- I've been getting death
certificates, thinking they had all the relevant information. But they
only have the "hard facts."

As we all no doubt reflect upon our lives as Rosh HaShanah approaches,
we should remember that those we research are not just the composite
facts we gather. They had lives full of hobbies and interests, just
like we do.

K'tivah v'chatimah tovah l'kulchem!

David Simon Bendory
Livingston, NJ
david90@...
Looking for Hungarian KOHN, POPPER, BRAUCH, HECHT in Resita,
Timisoara, Anina
Looking for Romanian SCHWARTZ or SIEGAL, VACSMAN in Botosani or
Braila, Romania
Looking for Romanian HARR near Bucharest, Romania
Looking for SIMON and GOETZ >from Germany
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/i/m/David-E-Simon/index.html

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1930 One Step Site Cities #general

Joel Weintraub <jweintraub@...>
 

I just want to update the JewishGen group on the number of cities, and new
city additions to our 1930 street name database. We are starting to add
cities that are on the National Archives film series M1931, a cross index
of street addresses to enumeration district numbers. A few days ago we
added Detroit Michigan, and tonight we are in the process of adding
Queens, NY (thanks to volunteer Kat Mutter). There are now about 235
cities on our website, with only about 22 remaining to be done on our
target list. I anticipate we will, within 1 to 3 months, have on the site
every US city that had a population in 1930 of 45,000 people or more.
Joel Weintraub, Dana Point, CA
see: home.pacbell.net/spmorse/census/

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate 1747 - Clothing?Date? #general

Carleolady@...
 

Dear people,

Recently there was a discussion on clothing and how it may indicate where
the person lived or perhaps religious affiliation. Since I received no
responses the last time I posted this photo on viewmate, i thought I'd
try again.

The photograph is my gggf Ansel Asher SHEININ >from Mogilev or perhaps
Ukraine--farming colony. He was born in 1825 (about). Can someone offer
any ideas? Also, I'd like to know what the object is that he is leaning
on. Thanks very much.

(http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/) in the "To View" section - as
files - VM1747

Please respond to me personally unless you think the info might be of
general use.

Elaine Bush
Pleasant Hill, CA
carleolady@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Use Obituaries for Research #general

David Simon Bendory <david90@...>
 

I spent hours over the past weeks combing through local newspapers in
search of obituaries. While some are quite "standard" and don't have
any new information, others have a wealth of new tidbits.

Examples: Did you know what synagogue the deceased attended? What
charitable organizations they were involved with? All the places they
lived?

Sometimes you get lucky (strange to say about an obituary) and find
that all the siblings and / or children are listed with accompanying
town names. In one case, I even discovered siblings I didn't know
existed.

Also, maiden names are almost always included, and there is often a
residence of a family member (or the deceased) listed as the shiva
residence.

I had never gone after obituaries -- I've been getting death
certificates, thinking they had all the relevant information. But they
only have the "hard facts."

As we all no doubt reflect upon our lives as Rosh HaShanah approaches,
we should remember that those we research are not just the composite
facts we gather. They had lives full of hobbies and interests, just
like we do.

K'tivah v'chatimah tovah l'kulchem!

David Simon Bendory
Livingston, NJ
david90@...
Looking for Hungarian KOHN, POPPER, BRAUCH, HECHT in Resita,
Timisoara, Anina
Looking for Romanian SCHWARTZ or SIEGAL, VACSMAN in Botosani or
Braila, Romania
Looking for Romanian HARR near Bucharest, Romania
Looking for SIMON and GOETZ >from Germany
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/i/m/David-E-Simon/index.html

Re: Landsmanschaften...since we're on the subject #general

Susan&David
 

FSI stand for Free Sons of Israel. Maimonides Lodge No. 80 FSI was
located in New York City.

I did a google search on Maimonides Lodge FSI and came up with a couple
of JGSNY URL citations.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Suzecrazy@... wrote:

I thought I'd give it another try here. I've contacted YIVO and probably
every resource available to me. My Great grandparents were >from Scroda ,
born 1828. On my GG headstone, in Pa, It is carved in huge letters,
Maimonides Lodge No. 80FSI
It's probably hopeless, but does anyone know about this? Possibly
they never kept records of anythig besides the name?
Sincerely,
Susan Stock

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Landsmanschaften...since we're on the subject #general

Susan&David
 

FSI stand for Free Sons of Israel. Maimonides Lodge No. 80 FSI was
located in New York City.

I did a google search on Maimonides Lodge FSI and came up with a couple
of JGSNY URL citations.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Suzecrazy@... wrote:

I thought I'd give it another try here. I've contacted YIVO and probably
every resource available to me. My Great grandparents were >from Scroda ,
born 1828. On my GG headstone, in Pa, It is carved in huge letters,
Maimonides Lodge No. 80FSI
It's probably hopeless, but does anyone know about this? Possibly
they never kept records of anythig besides the name?
Sincerely,
Susan Stock