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Resuming Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be resuming lookups in the New York area.

Generally I offer if anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal
Archives or naturalizations or Manhattan probate. I will also be doing the
NY Public Library lookups.

I have not done anything since December so I think I have some old ones ...
or free to resend .. and for everyone else here's the details of what I offer:

Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set
routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people
who can not get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe
certificates (or buy copies) where you have already found the numbers >from the
online indexes or sometimes check for missing records with the tools at the
Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the indexes
went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives.

As a reminder I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937,
City Clerk licenses through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage
bureau); and deaths through 1948.

I can also do the 1890 Police Census which is not online but that requires
very specific information >from you.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if
you want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy
order to make sure it is what you said it was. I am also willing to look and
see if things match up like parent's names or such before I buy it ... but
please don't ask me to looking at 20 or 30 certificates because they have a
similar name. Sometimes I have to clean up errors in transcription of numbers,
research >from your info to find the correct certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. (Sorry the
Archives does not permit digital pictures to avoid the printing costs.)

I can either scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details (like
Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown a
brickwall that you have been working at for years requires an investment of
time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC area
look ups.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Resuming Lookups in NYC #general

A. E. Jordan
 

I am going to be resuming lookups in the New York area.

Generally I offer if anyone needs documents >from the New York Municipal
Archives or naturalizations or Manhattan probate. I will also be doing the
NY Public Library lookups.

I have not done anything since December so I think I have some old ones ...
or free to resend .. and for everyone else here's the details of what I offer:

Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set
routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people
who can not get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe
certificates (or buy copies) where you have already found the numbers >from the
online indexes or sometimes check for missing records with the tools at the
Archives.

Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the indexes
went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives.

As a reminder I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937,
City Clerk licenses through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage
bureau); and deaths through 1948.

I can also do the 1890 Police Census which is not online but that requires
very specific information >from you.

Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if
you want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.

What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I
actually look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy
order to make sure it is what you said it was. I am also willing to look and
see if things match up like parent's names or such before I buy it ... but
please don't ask me to looking at 20 or 30 certificates because they have a
similar name. Sometimes I have to clean up errors in transcription of numbers,
research >from your info to find the correct certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. (Sorry the
Archives does not permit digital pictures to avoid the printing costs.)

I can either scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details (like
Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown a
brickwall that you have been working at for years requires an investment of
time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC area
look ups.

Allan Jordan


Re: Mount Sinai Cemetery - Is that Machpelah and, if so, how do you find a grave? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

First off thanks to everyone who sent me messages in my search for the missing
cemetery. It's an interesting saga.

A few people have had a closed mind and because the cemetery name does not show
on the modern databases have said no it does not exist ...that I am wrong. But
many are also looking at the records and confused like me. Complicating the
saga are other cemeteries with the same name outside the New York City area.

The mystery starts with a 1912 death certificate that shows the burial as Mount
Sinai Cemetery. The family lived in Brooklyn.

None of the modern databases show the cemetery so I ended up going to the
newspapers of the era and sure enough I find a number of burials and articles
mentioning Mount Sinai Cemetery. But it seems to vanish in the papers or get
lost with the others of the same name.

I found the local authorities authorizing the cemetery operations in the 1880s
and that even gives a street name and a name of farm they would be converting.
I find mentions of the cemetery when the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory burns
because the union buys plots there for the victims and later puts a monument up
there. (I know that sounds like Mount Zion which has the burials and a memorial
to the fire.)

The best clue is I found a prominent rabbi buried at Mount Sinai in 1887 as well
as the names of various other people buried there. But I also found a newspaper
article talking about a city development and it says it is just behind Mount
Sinai Cemetery but the event it is describing happened at Mount Zion Cemetery.

I called Mount Zion and confirmed the rabbi is not there and they do not know of
a section or such being called Mount Sinai. I tried a few of the other names I
have and they do not show up in the database at Mount Zion either.

An online search points to the rabbi at Machpelah Cemetery and I called the
office there this morning and they confirmed his grave is in Machpelah but they
can not find the family I am looking for in the cemetery listing. They admit
that the various cemeteries sort of run together in that area of Queens.

Odd story of a forgotten cemetery. I don't have a final answer but I am closing
in on it. I will also check maps >from the era to see if there are any
indications on them, but the missing link is what happened in the management of
the cemetery which the online newspapers seem to miss.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Mount Sinai Cemetery - Is that Machpelah and, if so, how do you find a grave? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

First off thanks to everyone who sent me messages in my search for the missing
cemetery. It's an interesting saga.

A few people have had a closed mind and because the cemetery name does not show
on the modern databases have said no it does not exist ...that I am wrong. But
many are also looking at the records and confused like me. Complicating the
saga are other cemeteries with the same name outside the New York City area.

The mystery starts with a 1912 death certificate that shows the burial as Mount
Sinai Cemetery. The family lived in Brooklyn.

None of the modern databases show the cemetery so I ended up going to the
newspapers of the era and sure enough I find a number of burials and articles
mentioning Mount Sinai Cemetery. But it seems to vanish in the papers or get
lost with the others of the same name.

I found the local authorities authorizing the cemetery operations in the 1880s
and that even gives a street name and a name of farm they would be converting.
I find mentions of the cemetery when the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory burns
because the union buys plots there for the victims and later puts a monument up
there. (I know that sounds like Mount Zion which has the burials and a memorial
to the fire.)

The best clue is I found a prominent rabbi buried at Mount Sinai in 1887 as well
as the names of various other people buried there. But I also found a newspaper
article talking about a city development and it says it is just behind Mount
Sinai Cemetery but the event it is describing happened at Mount Zion Cemetery.

I called Mount Zion and confirmed the rabbi is not there and they do not know of
a section or such being called Mount Sinai. I tried a few of the other names I
have and they do not show up in the database at Mount Zion either.

An online search points to the rabbi at Machpelah Cemetery and I called the
office there this morning and they confirmed his grave is in Machpelah but they
can not find the family I am looking for in the cemetery listing. They admit
that the various cemeteries sort of run together in that area of Queens.

Odd story of a forgotten cemetery. I don't have a final answer but I am closing
in on it. I will also check maps >from the era to see if there are any
indications on them, but the missing link is what happened in the management of
the cemetery which the online newspapers seem to miss.

Allan Jordan


Jewish Experiences during WWI - Second call for papers #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, plans to
publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). Their unifying theme will be Galicia during WWI
(1914-1918) and in the immediate period after the war.

We invite members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to share their
family stories, short scholarly reviews and other accounts of the war.
Topics could include: Jewish military service; civilian life during
the war; the experiences of refugees; deportations to Russia; the
military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at <serieseditor@geshergalicia.org>, with a brief
description of their proposal. All accepted articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for authors, please see:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/>.

Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org

**Please do not reply to this email address**
Send all inquiries to info@geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Experiences during WWI - Second call for papers #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, plans to
publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). Their unifying theme will be Galicia during WWI
(1914-1918) and in the immediate period after the war.

We invite members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to share their
family stories, short scholarly reviews and other accounts of the war.
Topics could include: Jewish military service; civilian life during
the war; the experiences of refugees; deportations to Russia; the
military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at <serieseditor@geshergalicia.org>, with a brief
description of their proposal. All accepted articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for authors, please see:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/>.

Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org

**Please do not reply to this email address**
Send all inquiries to info@geshergalicia.org


Are the names the same? Shlioma and Shimel #general

RICHARD FRIEDMAN
 

Hi Genners,
In doing my family research on the KURLANCHIK family >from Seta and
Jonava, Lithuania, I came across two possible ancestors. I would like to
know if the are the same person. I could not find a match using
Jewishgen's name list. The first names are Shlioma and Shimel. Any
thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.


Rich Friedman
Lakewood, N.J


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Are the names the same? Shlioma and Shimel #general

RICHARD FRIEDMAN
 

Hi Genners,
In doing my family research on the KURLANCHIK family >from Seta and
Jonava, Lithuania, I came across two possible ancestors. I would like to
know if the are the same person. I could not find a match using
Jewishgen's name list. The first names are Shlioma and Shimel. Any
thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.


Rich Friedman
Lakewood, N.J


Research WEISS & FISCHER families - Nyirbator Hungary #hungary

Ronald Reichwald
 

Hello H-Sig,

I have just commenced doing genealogy on the WEISS & FISCHER families on behalf of my wife, Suzanne REICHWALD
I consider myself to be a beginner in doing Hungarian Jewish Genealogy research.
I live in Melbourne Australia. My native language is English and I do not know any other languages, however my wife speaks and reads basic Hungarian
I consider myself an intermediate in the skills of using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name and date of death of my father-in -law, Mihaly WEISS, born in Nyirbator on 24th February 1924 and died in Melbourne Australia on 12th July 2012. His Hebrew name was Moshe Elya. He was the the son of Nellie & Farkas WEISS, but I cannot find the birth records of either named.
I have identified the name and date of death of my mother-in-law, Livia FISCHER, born on 18th May 1922 in Nyirbator and died in Melbourne Australia on 28th February 1998. Her Hebrew name was Perl. She was the daughter of Samuel & Ida FISCHER nee JAKABOVITS,(unsure of spelling), but I cannot find the birth records of either named.
Ida JAKABOVITS was born in 1891 in Nyiradony, Hajdu-Bihar

My primary aim is to find out where my wife's family originated >from and how
far back I can trace my routes

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 642054

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are: WEISS & FISCHER

Thanking you, Ron Reichwald, Melbourne Australia <rsreichwald@gmail.com
Moderator: It will be easier for H-SIGrs to assist you if you indicate which
resources you have already consulted.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Research WEISS & FISCHER families - Nyirbator Hungary #hungary

Ronald Reichwald
 

Hello H-Sig,

I have just commenced doing genealogy on the WEISS & FISCHER families on behalf of my wife, Suzanne REICHWALD
I consider myself to be a beginner in doing Hungarian Jewish Genealogy research.
I live in Melbourne Australia. My native language is English and I do not know any other languages, however my wife speaks and reads basic Hungarian
I consider myself an intermediate in the skills of using a computer.
My experience in using the Internet is intermediate.

I have identified the name and date of death of my father-in -law, Mihaly WEISS, born in Nyirbator on 24th February 1924 and died in Melbourne Australia on 12th July 2012. His Hebrew name was Moshe Elya. He was the the son of Nellie & Farkas WEISS, but I cannot find the birth records of either named.
I have identified the name and date of death of my mother-in-law, Livia FISCHER, born on 18th May 1922 in Nyirbator and died in Melbourne Australia on 28th February 1998. Her Hebrew name was Perl. She was the daughter of Samuel & Ida FISCHER nee JAKABOVITS,(unsure of spelling), but I cannot find the birth records of either named.
Ida JAKABOVITS was born in 1891 in Nyiradony, Hajdu-Bihar

My primary aim is to find out where my wife's family originated >from and how
far back I can trace my routes

My JGFF Researcher ID number is 642054

The family names and ancestral towns that I have entered in the JGFF
(JewishGen Family Finder) are: WEISS & FISCHER

Thanking you, Ron Reichwald, Melbourne Australia <rsreichwald@gmail.com
Moderator: It will be easier for H-SIGrs to assist you if you indicate which
resources you have already consulted.


International Institute for Jewish Genealogy - Two Prizes #unitedkingdom

Saul Issroff
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
(IIJG) is pleased to announce a $1,500 Prize in the name of Chava Agmon z"l
for completed but unpublished research in the field of Jewish Genealogy.

Applications should be submitted by 31 March, 2018. Studies will be judged
by their originality and their potential to broaden the horizons of Jewish
genealogical research in the arts and/or the exact sciences.

Background Information and "Instructions to Applicants" are to be found on
the Institute's Website: http://www.iijg.org - under "Awards and Prizes".
For more information, contact info@iijg.org .

Saul Issroff
Deputy Chairman, IIJG Board


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom International Institute for Jewish Genealogy - Two Prizes #unitedkingdom

Saul Issroff
 

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
(IIJG) is pleased to announce a $1,500 Prize in the name of Chava Agmon z"l
for completed but unpublished research in the field of Jewish Genealogy.

Applications should be submitted by 31 March, 2018. Studies will be judged
by their originality and their potential to broaden the horizons of Jewish
genealogical research in the arts and/or the exact sciences.

Background Information and "Instructions to Applicants" are to be found on
the Institute's Website: http://www.iijg.org - under "Awards and Prizes".
For more information, contact info@iijg.org .

Saul Issroff
Deputy Chairman, IIJG Board


New Vilnius Foreign Passports File Received and Added to IP Website #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

A new file of Vilnius Foreign Passport Applications has been received and
added to the Vilnius Internal Passport website of LitvakSIG.

The new file contains registration #s JU48126-JU48859 and contains 1200
records.

The translations were paid by your contributions to LitvakSIG for Internal
Passports.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal /
Foreign Passport project, you may make your $100 contribution on the
LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/

Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen Lithuania Database in about 18 months.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator, IP & Foreign Passports Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania New Vilnius Foreign Passports File Received and Added to IP Website #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

A new file of Vilnius Foreign Passport Applications has been received and
added to the Vilnius Internal Passport website of LitvakSIG.

The new file contains registration #s JU48126-JU48859 and contains 1200
records.

The translations were paid by your contributions to LitvakSIG for Internal
Passports.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal /
Foreign Passport project, you may make your $100 contribution on the
LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/

Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen Lithuania Database in about 18 months.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator, IP & Foreign Passports Project


Jewish Experiences during WWI - A Second call for papers #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, plans
to publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). Their unifying theme will be Galicia during WWI
(1914-1918) and in the immediate period after the war.

We invite members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to share their
family stories, short scholarly reviews and other accounts of the war.
Topics could include: Jewish military service; civilian life during
the war; the experiences of refugees; deportations to Russia; the
military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at <serieseditor@geshergalicia.org>, with a brief
description of their proposal. All accepted articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for authors, please see:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/>.

Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Experiences during WWI - A Second call for papers #poland

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, plans
to publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). Their unifying theme will be Galicia during WWI
(1914-1918) and in the immediate period after the war.

We invite members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to share their
family stories, short scholarly reviews and other accounts of the war.
Topics could include: Jewish military service; civilian life during
the war; the experiences of refugees; deportations to Russia; the
military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at <serieseditor@geshergalicia.org>, with a brief
description of their proposal. All accepted articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for authors, please see:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/>.

Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Need help identifying town where Grunberg ancestor was born (I thought was Warsaw) #poland

Michael Goldsmith <michaelg32@...>
 

Can anyone identify the town in Russia that this 1913 French entry document
indicates as my grandmother's birthplace? It seems to read "Sguerf" Russia.
I had understood my grandmother Lea Grunberg (born in 1892) to be from
Warsaw.

I have posted an excerpt of the original French document on Viewmate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63670

Michael Goldsmith
Bedford, NH


JRI Poland #Poland Need help identifying town where Grunberg ancestor was born (I thought was Warsaw) #poland

Michael Goldsmith <michaelg32@...>
 

Can anyone identify the town in Russia that this 1913 French entry document
indicates as my grandmother's birthplace? It seems to read "Sguerf" Russia.
I had understood my grandmother Lea Grunberg (born in 1892) to be from
Warsaw.

I have posted an excerpt of the original French document on Viewmate at the
following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM63670

Michael Goldsmith
Bedford, NH


Jewish Experiences During WWI - Second Call for Papers #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, plans to
publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). Their unifying theme will be Galicia during WWI
(1914-1918) and in the immediate period after the war.

We invite members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to share their
family stories, short scholarly reviews and other accounts of the war.
Topics could include: Jewish military service; civilian life during
the war; the experiences of refugees; deportations to Russia; the
military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at <serieseditor@geshergalicia.org>, with a brief
description of their proposal. All accepted articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for authors, please see:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/>.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Experiences During WWI - Second Call for Papers #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

The Galitzianer, Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, plans to
publish a series of articles related to Jewish experiences during
World War I (WWI). Their unifying theme will be Galicia during WWI
(1914-1918) and in the immediate period after the war.

We invite members and non-members of Gesher Galicia to share their
family stories, short scholarly reviews and other accounts of the war.
Topics could include: Jewish military service; civilian life during
the war; the experiences of refugees; deportations to Russia; the
military campaigns across Galicia.

Prior to submission, prospective authors are encouraged to contact
Joshua Grayson at <serieseditor@geshergalicia.org>, with a brief
description of their proposal. All accepted articles will undergo
editorial review and revisions to conform to the style of the journal.

For information regarding the Galitzianer, including general
instructions for authors, please see:
<https://www.geshergalicia.org/the-galitzianer/>.


Andrew Zalewski
Editor, the Galitzianer
The Quarterly Research Journal of Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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