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Re: Anna LEAF AIN and Bronx Nursing home #general

Greenpass@...
 

Rachelle,

The Bronx Nursing Home you might be looking for could be the Workman's
Circle Home for the Aged. It was built around 1938 - 1940. You can
reach them through the:

Workman Circle
45 East 33 St.
N Y, N Y 10016

Telephone Number: 1-800-922-2558

Lillian Henkin Greenberg
Bethesda, Md.


Susan King's message #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Many people, touched as we were, have written to ask about the
identity of the person who wrote the Christmas Eve email to the
Yizkor Book Project that Susan King quoted in her New Year's Eve
message. I wrote him to ask if he would mind if we revealed his name
and email address. He has indicated that he would be happy to engage
in a discussion on Yedbabne or any other topic with any one who
writes. This remarkable young man's name is Marek Jozwiak, and
his email address is < marek71@poczta.onet.pl >.

Many of you have also written to ask for information on Yedwabne.
You can find the yizkor book translation on JewishGen at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jedwabne/Yedwabne.html as well as
the translation of the Polish newspaper article by Andrzej Kaczynsk,
"Burning Alive", published May 5, 2000 by "Rzeczpospolita", which
caused a sensation in Poland. The introduction by Morlan Ty Rogers
puts the article in historical perspective.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Anna LEAF AIN and Bronx Nursing home #general

Greenpass@...
 

Rachelle,

The Bronx Nursing Home you might be looking for could be the Workman's
Circle Home for the Aged. It was built around 1938 - 1940. You can
reach them through the:

Workman Circle
45 East 33 St.
N Y, N Y 10016

Telephone Number: 1-800-922-2558

Lillian Henkin Greenberg
Bethesda, Md.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Susan King's message #general

Joyce Field <jfield@...>
 

Many people, touched as we were, have written to ask about the
identity of the person who wrote the Christmas Eve email to the
Yizkor Book Project that Susan King quoted in her New Year's Eve
message. I wrote him to ask if he would mind if we revealed his name
and email address. He has indicated that he would be happy to engage
in a discussion on Yedbabne or any other topic with any one who
writes. This remarkable young man's name is Marek Jozwiak, and
his email address is < marek71@poczta.onet.pl >.

Many of you have also written to ask for information on Yedwabne.
You can find the yizkor book translation on JewishGen at
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jedwabne/Yedwabne.html as well as
the translation of the Polish newspaper article by Andrzej Kaczynsk,
"Burning Alive", published May 5, 2000 by "Rzeczpospolita", which
caused a sensation in Poland. The introduction by Morlan Ty Rogers
puts the article in historical perspective.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Polish Legion of French Army & POW's #general

Elless <elless@...>
 

A cousin of my mother's was in the Polish Legion of the French
army in WW II. He was captured and spent the war in a series
of POW camps, each more harsh since he was an escaper.
Are there any records of the Legion and of POW camps.
Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Legion of French Army & POW's #general

Elless <elless@...>
 

A cousin of my mother's was in the Polish Legion of the French
army in WW II. He was captured and spent the war in a series
of POW camps, each more harsh since he was an escaper.
Are there any records of the Legion and of POW camps.
Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: Changing names - how was it done? #general

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Allan Jordan asked about how people went about changing their names.

My grandfather came to the US in 1895. His wife and first three
children came in 1900. By 1916 the family name had been changed.
Because my uncle was over 21 at the time my grandfather changed the
family name, he had to file a separate petition to change his name.

Below is the legal notice of the granting of the petition.

At a special term of the city Court of the City of New York, held
at Chambers thereof, in the Court-House No. 32 Chambers Street in
the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, on the 23rd day of June
1916 Present: Hon. William L. Ransom, Justice.
In the matter of the petition of Louis Seikowitz for leave to
change his name to Louis Robert Saxon.
On reading and filing the petition of Louis Seikowitz, verified
the 20th day of June 1916. It is, upon motion of Morris J. Junger,
attorney for the petitioner,
Ordered that the said Louis Seikowitz be and he is, hereby
authorized to assume the name of Louis Robert Saxon on and after the
10th day of August 1916 and that this order and petition be filed
within ten days in the office of the clerk of this court, and that a
copy of this order be published at once within ten days after the
entry hereof in the New York Law Journal.
Enter W.L.R.,J.C.C.


Reeva Kimble
rKimble@oregon.uoregon.edu


A Commercial Directory of the Jews of the UK 1894- by E. Hartfield. #general

Laurence Harris <laurence_harris@...>
 

I am trying to trace a book called:
A Commercial Directory of the Jews of the UK 1894- by E.
Hartfield.

Has anyone ever heard of, seen, or know where copies of this
book are located.

Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England
Researching: London Jewish bakers 1800-1901.


Name change on naturalization #general

irvjs@...
 

Adelle Weintraub Gloger wrote: <<It has been my experience that
*legal* name changes in the USA took place at the time of
naturalization. On the Petition for Naturalization there was also
a section where the petitioner could legally change his name. I have
a petition for naturalization for my grandfather's brother in 1917
where this was done.>>

My own naturalization papers, issued in 1948 when I was 18, state that my
name had been changed to "Irwin Jacob Schiffres", a spelling that I had
used ever since we arrived in the US in 1941. Although my father's Polish
passport (which I assume covered me as a minor) listed his name as
"Szyfres", he had used the Schiffres spelling ever since arriving in
Germany >from Grodno in 1917. My birth certificate listed me as "Erwin
Jakob Schiffres", but some officious clerk in the NYC school system
insisted that "in this country", I had to spell it "Irwin Jacob". It was
ironic that when I got to Harvard Law School the dean should be "Erwin"
Griswold. But by that time I saw no point in changing it back.

Irwin Schiffres
Rochester, NY
Searching HOLSTEIN or SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (Neuenbrunslar, Gensungen)
KAHN (Alsace, Belgium), SCHIFFRES/SHIFRES/SZYFRES (Grodno), HALPERN/GALPERN
(Grodno)


Name Changes #general

Gloria Bailey <auletta1@...>
 

I believe you will find people changed their names many names -- both by
legal means and by just using new names.

My uncle legally changed his name, in court, just to add a middle initial
in honor of a sister who had died. (I have the legal documents for this
name change.)

Another family member, given one name on her birth certificate, was called
another name by her older sister who just liked that name -- a character in
a story book she was reading. Eventually everyone used the new name though
it was never legally changed.

In addition, of course, are the ethnic names. All my Italian relatives
were given Italian birth names. But they were called by the Americanized
versions, and these were the names they used in school and in the military.
For instance, Vittorio at birth was Victor in school, in the military and
in the rest of his life. Vincenzo at birth became Jimmy in school and in
the rest of his life.

And then there are those whose birth certificates just say "Baby Smith".
I have one relative like that, and she has used that birth certificate
for her identification and Social Security, etc. as that is what she has.
(No legal name changes until she got married, which naturally changed her
name.)

Gloria Auletta Bailey
Searching OSHEROWITZ & GINSBURG in Romanovo or Slutzk, Minsk, Belarus
and SCHILDKRAUT in Pagost, Minsk, Belarus


Name change: How my Dad did in 1913 #general

Eddie Stein
 

My Dad came To Detroit in 1913.His name was Aaron
Marotchnik.Heimmediately went to work for his cousin
Meyer Marrich(nee Marotchnik).Shortly thereafter Dad
met the cop on the beat.The cop's name was Harry
Stein.Later that day Dad said to Meyer,"what
a wonderful country America.Even a Jew could be a
policeman."That very next day he simply became Harry
Stein.No papers,no record.So thats how one man
changed his name.A nice American name,he always said.
Best Wishes to all.Eddie Stein


Re: NJ Cemeteries #general

Lee Hover <lhover@...>
 

Just to muddy the waters even more: there is also a Ridgefield Park,
which is just outside Hackensack.

Lee MESSING Hover
Boonton, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Changing names - how was it done? #general

Reeva Kimble <rKimble@...>
 

Allan Jordan asked about how people went about changing their names.

My grandfather came to the US in 1895. His wife and first three
children came in 1900. By 1916 the family name had been changed.
Because my uncle was over 21 at the time my grandfather changed the
family name, he had to file a separate petition to change his name.

Below is the legal notice of the granting of the petition.

At a special term of the city Court of the City of New York, held
at Chambers thereof, in the Court-House No. 32 Chambers Street in
the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, on the 23rd day of June
1916 Present: Hon. William L. Ransom, Justice.
In the matter of the petition of Louis Seikowitz for leave to
change his name to Louis Robert Saxon.
On reading and filing the petition of Louis Seikowitz, verified
the 20th day of June 1916. It is, upon motion of Morris J. Junger,
attorney for the petitioner,
Ordered that the said Louis Seikowitz be and he is, hereby
authorized to assume the name of Louis Robert Saxon on and after the
10th day of August 1916 and that this order and petition be filed
within ten days in the office of the clerk of this court, and that a
copy of this order be published at once within ten days after the
entry hereof in the New York Law Journal.
Enter W.L.R.,J.C.C.


Reeva Kimble
rKimble@oregon.uoregon.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Commercial Directory of the Jews of the UK 1894- by E. Hartfield. #general

Laurence Harris <laurence_harris@...>
 

I am trying to trace a book called:
A Commercial Directory of the Jews of the UK 1894- by E.
Hartfield.

Has anyone ever heard of, seen, or know where copies of this
book are located.

Laurence Harris
Pinner, Middlesex, England
Researching: London Jewish bakers 1800-1901.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name change on naturalization #general

irvjs@...
 

Adelle Weintraub Gloger wrote: <<It has been my experience that
*legal* name changes in the USA took place at the time of
naturalization. On the Petition for Naturalization there was also
a section where the petitioner could legally change his name. I have
a petition for naturalization for my grandfather's brother in 1917
where this was done.>>

My own naturalization papers, issued in 1948 when I was 18, state that my
name had been changed to "Irwin Jacob Schiffres", a spelling that I had
used ever since we arrived in the US in 1941. Although my father's Polish
passport (which I assume covered me as a minor) listed his name as
"Szyfres", he had used the Schiffres spelling ever since arriving in
Germany >from Grodno in 1917. My birth certificate listed me as "Erwin
Jakob Schiffres", but some officious clerk in the NYC school system
insisted that "in this country", I had to spell it "Irwin Jacob". It was
ironic that when I got to Harvard Law School the dean should be "Erwin"
Griswold. But by that time I saw no point in changing it back.

Irwin Schiffres
Rochester, NY
Searching HOLSTEIN or SPEIER-HOLSTEIN (Neuenbrunslar, Gensungen)
KAHN (Alsace, Belgium), SCHIFFRES/SHIFRES/SZYFRES (Grodno), HALPERN/GALPERN
(Grodno)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name Changes #general

Gloria Bailey <auletta1@...>
 

I believe you will find people changed their names many names -- both by
legal means and by just using new names.

My uncle legally changed his name, in court, just to add a middle initial
in honor of a sister who had died. (I have the legal documents for this
name change.)

Another family member, given one name on her birth certificate, was called
another name by her older sister who just liked that name -- a character in
a story book she was reading. Eventually everyone used the new name though
it was never legally changed.

In addition, of course, are the ethnic names. All my Italian relatives
were given Italian birth names. But they were called by the Americanized
versions, and these were the names they used in school and in the military.
For instance, Vittorio at birth was Victor in school, in the military and
in the rest of his life. Vincenzo at birth became Jimmy in school and in
the rest of his life.

And then there are those whose birth certificates just say "Baby Smith".
I have one relative like that, and she has used that birth certificate
for her identification and Social Security, etc. as that is what she has.
(No legal name changes until she got married, which naturally changed her
name.)

Gloria Auletta Bailey
Searching OSHEROWITZ & GINSBURG in Romanovo or Slutzk, Minsk, Belarus
and SCHILDKRAUT in Pagost, Minsk, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name change: How my Dad did in 1913 #general

Eddie Stein
 

My Dad came To Detroit in 1913.His name was Aaron
Marotchnik.Heimmediately went to work for his cousin
Meyer Marrich(nee Marotchnik).Shortly thereafter Dad
met the cop on the beat.The cop's name was Harry
Stein.Later that day Dad said to Meyer,"what
a wonderful country America.Even a Jew could be a
policeman."That very next day he simply became Harry
Stein.No papers,no record.So thats how one man
changed his name.A nice American name,he always said.
Best Wishes to all.Eddie Stein


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: NJ Cemeteries #general

Lee Hover <lhover@...>
 

Just to muddy the waters even more: there is also a Ridgefield Park,
which is just outside Hackensack.

Lee MESSING Hover
Boonton, NJ


New book on Jews in the Confederacy #general

GLebo111@...
 

Today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights a new book "The Jewish
Confederates" by Robert Rosen (University of South Carolina Press,
$39.95). It reportedly discusses the fact that thousands of Jews fought
in the Confederate army and that hundreds were slave owners. I have no
commercial interest in the book but thought it would be of interest to
researchers in particular and Jewishgenners in general.

Gail Lebowitz
Atlanta, GA

MODERATOR NOTE: This book happens to be on sale for $35.95 for
a limited time only on the JewishGenMall at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenmall/

Click on Specials, then click on Books.


Re: new genealogy website facility #general

SHEILA TOFFELL <toffell@...>
 

Just to follow on to Harvey's posting. I was a JC reader in the UK, and
have checked out the web site most weeks to keep in touch. It now appears
that they have re-vamped the site, and admittedly there are some new
features, but the only way you can access ( among other goodies that were
previously unrestricted, like Evelyn Roses recipes) the genealogy section
is by joining their "gold club". And how does one join this illustrious
body??? By subscribing to the actual newspaper. I'm sure we can
understand why they are doing this, but some things should be accessible
as a public service, and the family finder should be. What a shame! I
shall be contacting the JC to voice my opinion.

Sheila Toffell

Check out this new website produced by the Jewish Chronicle in London:
www.thejc.com
and try the Family Ties section