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Tonawanda #usa

Buffysmomplus3@...
 

The record that lists my ggreat aunt's birth town is >from Ancestry.com, the
Connecticut death index 1949-96. It lists the birth state as New York and the
birth town as 714. I don't believe that the number code used for her town of
birth is Ancestry.coms. Her death cert lists her place of birth as Tonawanda,
New York.It makes sense that towns have number codes, but where do you find
the index?
Thank you.
Marcy Portney, Farmington Hills, Mi


Early American SIG #USA Tonawanda #usa

Buffysmomplus3@...
 

The record that lists my ggreat aunt's birth town is >from Ancestry.com, the
Connecticut death index 1949-96. It lists the birth state as New York and the
birth town as 714. I don't believe that the number code used for her town of
birth is Ancestry.coms. Her death cert lists her place of birth as Tonawanda,
New York.It makes sense that towns have number codes, but where do you find
the index?
Thank you.
Marcy Portney, Farmington Hills, Mi


Re: USA Passports (Chicago/New York/Toronto) #general

S. & J. Neuwirth <solaris@...>
 

Daniel hello,
It is a number of years now that I crossed the border, but I don't think
that even now one would need any documentation or passport to visit across
the border. To emigrate/immigrate >from Canada to US, I would think one
needed to have some kind of permit (i.e. paper trail) - if not full
passport.
I hope it helps somewhat
Josef Neuwirth
Calgary AB Canada
solaris@spots.ab.ca

It's been a few years since I have thought to learn about my family by
checking out passport applications. I have three questions:

1. Would a naturalized American citizen need a passport in 1915
to go >from Chicago to Toronto (or New York to Toronto)?

2. Would a native-born American need a passport for the same journey?

3. I recall that it is very difficult to find passport applications,
but that they are very informative. Has anyone had success
finding a passport application??

Dan


Re: Records of closed burial and landsmanshaftn societies #general

Michael M. <mamnys@...>
 

The records of many landsman organizations (of Jews and other immigrant
groups) have been lost over the years when Supreme Court judges ordered the
liquidation of assets. Standard "boilerplate" language in the past seemed to
mandate the destruction of any assets that did not generate revenue to be
divided up, which would have included membership registries and other
genealogically-important records.

YIVO now has a handshake agreement with New York County (Manhattan) Supreme
Court to turn over non-revenue generated records in liquidation cases.
However, when I and another researcher discussed this with YIVO officials
recently, they seemed unaware that landsman organizations based in the
other four boroughs were not covered by an agreement with New York
County-based courts.

The best answer may be state legislation which clarifies the situation and
requires that historical records of liquidated organizations be offered to
YIVO or other appropriate museums or historical organizations as standard
procedure in liquidation cases.

Michael Miller


* Re: "St. Michaels Hungary" #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

I hate to "rain" on this party, but there were over 30 places in
Hungary which were called "Szentmiklos" (= Saint Nicholas). The one
mentioned by Naomi was in the Bereg county which now belongs to
Ukraine. But that's all we know, certainly not that this is for sure
the place searched by Stephanie. I feel that her search needs more
data, namely, some reference to other places around the Szentmiklos
area she is looking for.

BTW, as pointed by another JGenner, St. Michael would translate to
"Szentmihaly." But then, there were about 30 such places in Hungary
also, so the quest continues :-) either for Szentmihaly or for
Szentmiklos.

regards
Tom

At 00:01 -0600 02.02.01, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
| No wonder Stephanie Weiner could not find the location of St. Michaels
| (Szentmiklos) in Hungary (see her message of Jan. 31, 2001)!
|
| When I looked it up in my 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, the entry
| referred me to the entry for "Chinyadevo." (Now "who woulda
| thunk it," as my mother would have responded facetiously.)

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: USA Passports (Chicago/New York/Toronto) #general

S. & J. Neuwirth <solaris@...>
 

Daniel hello,
It is a number of years now that I crossed the border, but I don't think
that even now one would need any documentation or passport to visit across
the border. To emigrate/immigrate >from Canada to US, I would think one
needed to have some kind of permit (i.e. paper trail) - if not full
passport.
I hope it helps somewhat
Josef Neuwirth
Calgary AB Canada
solaris@spots.ab.ca

It's been a few years since I have thought to learn about my family by
checking out passport applications. I have three questions:

1. Would a naturalized American citizen need a passport in 1915
to go >from Chicago to Toronto (or New York to Toronto)?

2. Would a native-born American need a passport for the same journey?

3. I recall that it is very difficult to find passport applications,
but that they are very informative. Has anyone had success
finding a passport application??

Dan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Records of closed burial and landsmanshaftn societies #general

Michael M. <mamnys@...>
 

The records of many landsman organizations (of Jews and other immigrant
groups) have been lost over the years when Supreme Court judges ordered the
liquidation of assets. Standard "boilerplate" language in the past seemed to
mandate the destruction of any assets that did not generate revenue to be
divided up, which would have included membership registries and other
genealogically-important records.

YIVO now has a handshake agreement with New York County (Manhattan) Supreme
Court to turn over non-revenue generated records in liquidation cases.
However, when I and another researcher discussed this with YIVO officials
recently, they seemed unaware that landsman organizations based in the
other four boroughs were not covered by an agreement with New York
County-based courts.

The best answer may be state legislation which clarifies the situation and
requires that historical records of liquidated organizations be offered to
YIVO or other appropriate museums or historical organizations as standard
procedure in liquidation cases.

Michael Miller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen * Re: "St. Michaels Hungary" #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

I hate to "rain" on this party, but there were over 30 places in
Hungary which were called "Szentmiklos" (= Saint Nicholas). The one
mentioned by Naomi was in the Bereg county which now belongs to
Ukraine. But that's all we know, certainly not that this is for sure
the place searched by Stephanie. I feel that her search needs more
data, namely, some reference to other places around the Szentmiklos
area she is looking for.

BTW, as pointed by another JGenner, St. Michael would translate to
"Szentmihaly." But then, there were about 30 such places in Hungary
also, so the quest continues :-) either for Szentmihaly or for
Szentmiklos.

regards
Tom

At 00:01 -0600 02.02.01, JewishGen Discussion Group digest wrote:
| No wonder Stephanie Weiner could not find the location of St. Michaels
| (Szentmiklos) in Hungary (see her message of Jan. 31, 2001)!
|
| When I looked it up in my 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, the entry
| referred me to the entry for "Chinyadevo." (Now "who woulda
| thunk it," as my mother would have responded facetiously.)

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Where the heck is Tonawanda? #usa

Buffysmomplus3@...
 

Hi everyone. I found my ggreat aunt's birth town yesterday. She was born in
Tonawanda NY, in 1892. I checked the NY Genweb and found many Tonawandas in
NY. According to the record I have, it states that the state of birth is NY,
and the birth town is listed as: 714. Her death cert states the town in NY is
Tonawanda so 714 must stand for Townawanda. Does anyone have experience with
number codes for towns?
Thank you.
Marcy Portney

Moderator's note: Please sign your postings with your place of residence. You don't say exactly what type of record you have that says "714"--please clarify this issue so that people can help you better. Thanks.


Early American SIG #USA Where the heck is Tonawanda? #usa

Buffysmomplus3@...
 

Hi everyone. I found my ggreat aunt's birth town yesterday. She was born in
Tonawanda NY, in 1892. I checked the NY Genweb and found many Tonawandas in
NY. According to the record I have, it states that the state of birth is NY,
and the birth town is listed as: 714. Her death cert states the town in NY is
Tonawanda so 714 must stand for Townawanda. Does anyone have experience with
number codes for towns?
Thank you.
Marcy Portney

Moderator's note: Please sign your postings with your place of residence. You don't say exactly what type of record you have that says "714"--please clarify this issue so that people can help you better. Thanks.


Searching for Holocaust Survivors #general

Pamela Weisberger <thewks@...>
 

Suzy Lampert wrote for suggestions on finding Holocaust survivors >from
Romania, and listed various sources she had already contacted with no luck.

If you aren't already aware of it, The Shoah Visual History Foundation,
the project established by Steven Speilberg to provide multimedia
documentations of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust, will be (in
the future) establishing digital archives in several locations.

They have collected more than 50,100 unedited interviews with survivors
and witnesses, which represent more than 100,000 hours of testimony.

On their website:

www.vhf.org

they do index by country the number of testimonies, and they list having
147 interviews with survivors >from Romania. Although they are not up and
running with any accesible index or computer network yet, they do provide
contact information on this website, so perhaps you might try to get in
touch with them to see what advice they could offer.

Good luck!

Pamela Weisbeger
thewks@hotmail.com
Santa Monica, CA


Patrick Gordis e-mail? #general

Louise Jamieson <louise@...>
 

Hi,

I would like to contact a Patrick Gordis.
Does anyone have his email address?

With many thanks,

Louise Glasspoole
Louise@ljamieson.fsnet.co.uk


NOVOGRUDSKY - Minsk, Belarus
SHEINGOLD - Minsk, Belarus
TIKTINSKI - Mir, Belarus

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Holocaust Survivors #general

Pamela Weisberger <thewks@...>
 

Suzy Lampert wrote for suggestions on finding Holocaust survivors >from
Romania, and listed various sources she had already contacted with no luck.

If you aren't already aware of it, The Shoah Visual History Foundation,
the project established by Steven Speilberg to provide multimedia
documentations of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust, will be (in
the future) establishing digital archives in several locations.

They have collected more than 50,100 unedited interviews with survivors
and witnesses, which represent more than 100,000 hours of testimony.

On their website:

www.vhf.org

they do index by country the number of testimonies, and they list having
147 interviews with survivors >from Romania. Although they are not up and
running with any accesible index or computer network yet, they do provide
contact information on this website, so perhaps you might try to get in
touch with them to see what advice they could offer.

Good luck!

Pamela Weisbeger
thewks@hotmail.com
Santa Monica, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Patrick Gordis e-mail? #general

Louise Jamieson <louise@...>
 

Hi,

I would like to contact a Patrick Gordis.
Does anyone have his email address?

With many thanks,

Louise Glasspoole
Louise@ljamieson.fsnet.co.uk


NOVOGRUDSKY - Minsk, Belarus
SHEINGOLD - Minsk, Belarus
TIKTINSKI - Mir, Belarus

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


STRAUSZ, ADLER, WEISS, etc. names #hungary

kirsh@...
 

Here are my names and towns. I'd be interested in communicating
to anyone researching my names and the Jewish communities of Miskolc, Szikszo,
etc.

STRAUSZ (originally >from Brno, Czech. and settled in Miskolc)
ADLER, Miskolc
WEISS, Miskolc
TERNER, Obeche, Yugoslavia & Szikszo, Hungary
POLLAK (PROPPER), Tolchva
NAGY, Miskolc
KATZ (KACZ), Sarretudvari
RAAB, Miskolc
SCHWARTZ (SCHWARZ), Miskolc
ROSENBAUM, Miskolc
KLEIN, Miskolc
PLATTNER, Szikszo
TIGERMANN, Miskolc
GRUNFELD, Miskolc

Thank you!
Julie Strauss Kirsh
Toronto, Ontario


Jaki Erdoes #hungary

Gary Binetter <gbin@...>
 

Can somebody please send me Jaki Erdoes' current email address?
(I've got a BAUMHORN question)

Thank you.
Gary Binetter
gbin@ozemail.com.au


Hungary SIG #Hungary STRAUSZ, ADLER, WEISS, etc. names #hungary

kirsh@...
 

Here are my names and towns. I'd be interested in communicating
to anyone researching my names and the Jewish communities of Miskolc, Szikszo,
etc.

STRAUSZ (originally >from Brno, Czech. and settled in Miskolc)
ADLER, Miskolc
WEISS, Miskolc
TERNER, Obeche, Yugoslavia & Szikszo, Hungary
POLLAK (PROPPER), Tolchva
NAGY, Miskolc
KATZ (KACZ), Sarretudvari
RAAB, Miskolc
SCHWARTZ (SCHWARZ), Miskolc
ROSENBAUM, Miskolc
KLEIN, Miskolc
PLATTNER, Szikszo
TIGERMANN, Miskolc
GRUNFELD, Miskolc

Thank you!
Julie Strauss Kirsh
Toronto, Ontario


Hungary SIG #Hungary Jaki Erdoes #hungary

Gary Binetter <gbin@...>
 

Can somebody please send me Jaki Erdoes' current email address?
(I've got a BAUMHORN question)

Thank you.
Gary Binetter
gbin@ozemail.com.au


Hsig: Marghita & ErMihalyfalva #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gzsuzsi@aol.com [mailto:Gzsuzsi@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 9:46 PM
To: Lmagyar@en.com
Subject: Marghita & ErMihalyfalva


Dear Louis,

I received the letter below and thought if you could post it to the group,
we
may get some help for this lady for her upcoming trip to Marghita and
ErMihalyfalva (Valea lui Mihai) - both in Romania. She gave me her
permission to post.

Next, a question >from me: do you have a source to get books published in
Romania, but which are out of print? I am interested in the works of an
author named Magda Simon. She published both, in Hungarian and Romanian.
Thanks.
Regards,

Susan Geroe

<<Our family is planning a roots trip to Er Mihayfalva and Marghita
Romania this summer. One of our guides, a cousin who survived the
Holocaust, will take us to the homes of our parents and uncles in Er
Mihayfalva.

What we would like to find is the family home of our relatives in
Marghita. The best we know is that the house was on a main street and
was occupied by the Morris and Regina Rubinstein family before the war
and by Sam Kertes, a son-in-law up until about 1948.

We also would like to find the Jewish cemeteries in both Mihayfalva and
Marghita. Do you have any suggestions or contacts on how to find the
home and the cemeteries. Your help will be much appreciated.

Adele
Salle@usfca.edu


Hungary SIG #Hungary Hsig: Marghita & ErMihalyfalva #hungary

Louis Schonfeld <Lmagyar@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gzsuzsi@aol.com [mailto:Gzsuzsi@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 9:46 PM
To: Lmagyar@en.com
Subject: Marghita & ErMihalyfalva


Dear Louis,

I received the letter below and thought if you could post it to the group,
we
may get some help for this lady for her upcoming trip to Marghita and
ErMihalyfalva (Valea lui Mihai) - both in Romania. She gave me her
permission to post.

Next, a question >from me: do you have a source to get books published in
Romania, but which are out of print? I am interested in the works of an
author named Magda Simon. She published both, in Hungarian and Romanian.
Thanks.
Regards,

Susan Geroe

<<Our family is planning a roots trip to Er Mihayfalva and Marghita
Romania this summer. One of our guides, a cousin who survived the
Holocaust, will take us to the homes of our parents and uncles in Er
Mihayfalva.

What we would like to find is the family home of our relatives in
Marghita. The best we know is that the house was on a main street and
was occupied by the Morris and Regina Rubinstein family before the war
and by Sam Kertes, a son-in-law up until about 1948.

We also would like to find the Jewish cemeteries in both Mihayfalva and
Marghita. Do you have any suggestions or contacts on how to find the
home and the cemeteries. Your help will be much appreciated.

Adele
Salle@usfca.edu