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Tools for 1910 census #general

Ruth Rosenbloom <ruthmf@...>
 

After struggling with the unsoundexed 1910 census at a NARA branch, I
spent a part of a sleepless night imagining two tools that would make
it easier to determine what Enumeration District one is seeking. One
would be a map of the city with the E.D. borders marked and the E.D.
number printed within each bordered area. The other would be a
directory, organized by Street name, showing -- for each street --
which street numbers fall into which E.D.

Having "invented" these tools it occured to me that maybe they already
exist and I haven't noticed. If so, will someone let me know.

Ruth Rosenbloom
ruthmf@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tools for 1910 census #general

Ruth Rosenbloom <ruthmf@...>
 

After struggling with the unsoundexed 1910 census at a NARA branch, I
spent a part of a sleepless night imagining two tools that would make
it easier to determine what Enumeration District one is seeking. One
would be a map of the city with the E.D. borders marked and the E.D.
number printed within each bordered area. The other would be a
directory, organized by Street name, showing -- for each street --
which street numbers fall into which E.D.

Having "invented" these tools it occured to me that maybe they already
exist and I haven't noticed. If so, will someone let me know.

Ruth Rosenbloom
ruthmf@...


Transnistrya #general

JORGE SPUNBERG <spunber@...>
 

Dear friends,

Have anyone in the list some knowledge about
"Transnistrya" raion (Besarabia ?),which villages included this region,
and if there is any URL speaking about it in the web ? Thanks in
advance,

Jorge Spunberg
Sao Paulo - Brazil
spunber@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Transnistrya #general

JORGE SPUNBERG <spunber@...>
 

Dear friends,

Have anyone in the list some knowledge about
"Transnistrya" raion (Besarabia ?),which villages included this region,
and if there is any URL speaking about it in the web ? Thanks in
advance,

Jorge Spunberg
Sao Paulo - Brazil
spunber@...


Re: Can we find family in Cuba? #general

Barbara & Steve Wasser <swass@...>
 

Daniel,

In response to your inquiry, may I suggest that you explore the following
alternatives in addition to Cuba. Because of Castro and 1958, many Cuban
Jews left there and went to Miami, FL. Some could not tolerate the
conditions in Miami and moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

When we lived in San Juan in 1969-70, there was a large Jewish population
that had emigrated >from Cuba.

I suggest you try both of these areas for a wider search.

Barbara Wasser


Cuba #general

MS ANN RABINOWITZ <PQUA32A@...>
 

For those beginning researchers who are posting on this subject, it
is recommended that you look at the JewishGen and Litvak SIG Archives
first. There have been many prior postings regarding Cuba that would
be helpful to you.

There is a reference to "La Comunidad Hebrea De Cuba, La Memoria Y La
Historia" by Margalit Bejarano. The book published in Spanish in
Israel is a collection of interviews with Cuban Jews. I have
previously provided a listing of names contained in the book.

Ann Rabinowitz
pqua32a@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Can we find family in Cuba? #general

Barbara & Steve Wasser <swass@...>
 

Daniel,

In response to your inquiry, may I suggest that you explore the following
alternatives in addition to Cuba. Because of Castro and 1958, many Cuban
Jews left there and went to Miami, FL. Some could not tolerate the
conditions in Miami and moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

When we lived in San Juan in 1969-70, there was a large Jewish population
that had emigrated >from Cuba.

I suggest you try both of these areas for a wider search.

Barbara Wasser


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cuba #general

MS ANN RABINOWITZ <PQUA32A@...>
 

For those beginning researchers who are posting on this subject, it
is recommended that you look at the JewishGen and Litvak SIG Archives
first. There have been many prior postings regarding Cuba that would
be helpful to you.

There is a reference to "La Comunidad Hebrea De Cuba, La Memoria Y La
Historia" by Margalit Bejarano. The book published in Spanish in
Israel is a collection of interviews with Cuban Jews. I have
previously provided a listing of names contained in the book.

Ann Rabinowitz
pqua32a@...


Ready to Publish #general

Leonard Markowitz <priluki@...>
 

I have decided to draw a "line in the sand" and publish the
history of my family. In order to do this, I am ready to
purchase the following S/W and H/W in order to accomplish
this -

Desk-top publishing S/W program

Scanner

A new Printer

Any and all recommendations would be appreciated. Ordinarily,
I would request private responses. However, I believe that
this information would be useful to the JewishGen community
at large.

Len Markowitz priluki@...

MODERATOR NOTE: While private responses are appropriate, readers are
reminded that inquiries such as this are better addressed to our sister
newsgroup soc.genealogy.computing, where public discussion may yield more
productive information. Discussions of the pros and cons of genealogical
software and hardware are offtopic in JewishGen and will not be posted.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ready to Publish #general

Leonard Markowitz <priluki@...>
 

I have decided to draw a "line in the sand" and publish the
history of my family. In order to do this, I am ready to
purchase the following S/W and H/W in order to accomplish
this -

Desk-top publishing S/W program

Scanner

A new Printer

Any and all recommendations would be appreciated. Ordinarily,
I would request private responses. However, I believe that
this information would be useful to the JewishGen community
at large.

Len Markowitz priluki@...

MODERATOR NOTE: While private responses are appropriate, readers are
reminded that inquiries such as this are better addressed to our sister
newsgroup soc.genealogy.computing, where public discussion may yield more
productive information. Discussions of the pros and cons of genealogical
software and hardware are offtopic in JewishGen and will not be posted.


Old documents #general

Curiousyl@...
 

<A HREF="http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html">Deciphering Old Handwriting
http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html
</A>
Click this web-site or copy and paste the URL.

You will find aids to help you in deciphering old documents.

Found while surfing AOL - Genealogy Interests.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: While this site contains information that will be of most
use in connection with old English-language documents, some of the
observations apply to German-language documents as well. Those with
corresponding interests may find some help here.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old documents #general

Curiousyl@...
 

<A HREF="http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html">Deciphering Old Handwriting
http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html
</A>
Click this web-site or copy and paste the URL.

You will find aids to help you in deciphering old documents.

Found while surfing AOL - Genealogy Interests.

Sylvia Nusinov
Florida

MODERATOR NOTE: While this site contains information that will be of most
use in connection with old English-language documents, some of the
observations apply to German-language documents as well. Those with
corresponding interests may find some help here.


JGS Washington State Feb Meeting #general

David F. Baron <dbaron@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) will present
a program entitled "Frequently Asked Questions on Jewish Genealogy". An
informal discussion on this subject will be the focus of the next JGSWS
meeting, to be held:

Monday February 8 , 1999 at
7:00 pm at the Bellevue Regional Library,
1111-110th Avenue NE, Bellevue.

What ship did my grandparents arrive on? >from which shtetl did
theycome? How do I find immigration and naturalization records? Where do
I write to obtain vital records? Should I hire a professional
genealogist in Eastern Europe to research my ancestors? What is the cost?
How do I organize my genealogical information? What are the best genealogy
software programs available? How reliable is genealogy information on
the Internet? How do I publish my family tree on the Internet? I am up
against a brick wall--what do I do?

Come share your ideas, research tips, and methods with other Jewish
Genealogists. Maybe you will discover a common cousin. Whether you are
a beginner who wants to know how to get started, or an advanced
genealogist writing a family history--this program should be of interest
to all who are interested in Jewish Genealogy.

For more information, visit the JGS Washington State website at:
http://members.tripod.com/~JGSWS,
or e-mail jgsws@...
or call 206-232-2666.

David Baron
VP-JGSWS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS Washington State Feb Meeting #general

David F. Baron <dbaron@...>
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State (JGSWS) will present
a program entitled "Frequently Asked Questions on Jewish Genealogy". An
informal discussion on this subject will be the focus of the next JGSWS
meeting, to be held:

Monday February 8 , 1999 at
7:00 pm at the Bellevue Regional Library,
1111-110th Avenue NE, Bellevue.

What ship did my grandparents arrive on? >from which shtetl did
theycome? How do I find immigration and naturalization records? Where do
I write to obtain vital records? Should I hire a professional
genealogist in Eastern Europe to research my ancestors? What is the cost?
How do I organize my genealogical information? What are the best genealogy
software programs available? How reliable is genealogy information on
the Internet? How do I publish my family tree on the Internet? I am up
against a brick wall--what do I do?

Come share your ideas, research tips, and methods with other Jewish
Genealogists. Maybe you will discover a common cousin. Whether you are
a beginner who wants to know how to get started, or an advanced
genealogist writing a family history--this program should be of interest
to all who are interested in Jewish Genealogy.

For more information, visit the JGS Washington State website at:
http://members.tripod.com/~JGSWS,
or e-mail jgsws@...
or call 206-232-2666.

David Baron
VP-JGSWS


JRI-Poland announces: 35,000 more records from 12 towns. #general

Kesher@...
 

Jewish Records Indexing Shtetl CO-OPs have been very busy lately.
Data files have been pouring in and another large collection of indices
is being quickly put through quality control. So, in the next week or
two, more than 35,000 additional indices will be added to the JRI-Poland
database. We hope your town/records are among those listed below.

Brzeziny, Drobin, Hrubieszow, Krakow, Kurow, Lodz, Plock, Sochocin,
Wislica, Wolbrom, Zdunska Wola, Zychlin and maybe more!!

Hundreds more towns wait to be indexed. How about stepping forward
to ensure that the indices to the records for the towns where your
family lived are added to JRI-Poland? Every small effort counts... Even
the indices to the records for a few years will be appreciated. For more
details, check the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at:
<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> and go to the Shtetl CO-OP page.

Hadassah Lipsius
JRI-Poland Transliteration Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JRI-Poland announces: 35,000 more records from 12 towns. #general

Kesher@...
 

Jewish Records Indexing Shtetl CO-OPs have been very busy lately.
Data files have been pouring in and another large collection of indices
is being quickly put through quality control. So, in the next week or
two, more than 35,000 additional indices will be added to the JRI-Poland
database. We hope your town/records are among those listed below.

Brzeziny, Drobin, Hrubieszow, Krakow, Kurow, Lodz, Plock, Sochocin,
Wislica, Wolbrom, Zdunska Wola, Zychlin and maybe more!!

Hundreds more towns wait to be indexed. How about stepping forward
to ensure that the indices to the records for the towns where your
family lived are added to JRI-Poland? Every small effort counts... Even
the indices to the records for a few years will be appreciated. For more
details, check the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland web site at:
<www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl> and go to the Shtetl CO-OP page.

Hadassah Lipsius
JRI-Poland Transliteration Coordinator


Re: JewishGen Tidbytes - New FTJP goes live and then SOME! #general

Shalom Mandelbaum <shalom@...>
 

AWESOME!!! - is minor to what you have done with this site!!
Congratulations and Thanks

Shalom Mandelbaum

"Susan E. King" wrote:

The vote is in and the concensus is...."Susan, it's even better than
you described....it's really AWESOME!"

Michael Tobias' wizardry and Warren Blatt's design and focus on detail
has led to what we believe will be an invaluable tool for Jewish
researchers today and in the years to come.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: JewishGen Tidbytes - New FTJP goes live and then SOME! #general

Shalom Mandelbaum <shalom@...>
 

AWESOME!!! - is minor to what you have done with this site!!
Congratulations and Thanks

Shalom Mandelbaum

"Susan E. King" wrote:

The vote is in and the concensus is...."Susan, it's even better than
you described....it's really AWESOME!"

Michael Tobias' wizardry and Warren Blatt's design and focus on detail
has led to what we believe will be an invaluable tool for Jewish
researchers today and in the years to come.


Apology re MARKS, et al. #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Re my recent postings about searching MARKS, et al., I've been taken to
task (rightly so) for having been much too brief in the information I
provided. I shall repost at a later date with better information. Sorry for
any trouble I might have caused.

Gail Copeland
Thornhill (Toronto), ON Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Perhaps this is a good time to reiterate a few common-
sense rules for effective posts.
1. Combine related queries about a _single_ surname into a brief summary
instead of sending multiple posts.
2. Inquire about _different_ surnames in separate posts.
3. Provide additional identifying information such as places and dates, if
you know them. This is especially important when you are researching
common surnames.
4. _Always_ put surnames you are searching in ALL CAPS. Use normal upper-
and lower-case for everything else. Remember that all caps is
considered the equivalent of shouting. All lower-case may seem cute
and trendy to you, but it will distract >from the impact of your message
and you will be _less_ likely to find out what you want. Besides,
unless the moderator is in a particularly mellow mood, you may get the
message back to edit and repost.
5. You may repeat a query only after 3 months have passed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Apology re MARKS, et al. #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Re my recent postings about searching MARKS, et al., I've been taken to
task (rightly so) for having been much too brief in the information I
provided. I shall repost at a later date with better information. Sorry for
any trouble I might have caused.

Gail Copeland
Thornhill (Toronto), ON Canada

MODERATOR NOTE: Perhaps this is a good time to reiterate a few common-
sense rules for effective posts.
1. Combine related queries about a _single_ surname into a brief summary
instead of sending multiple posts.
2. Inquire about _different_ surnames in separate posts.
3. Provide additional identifying information such as places and dates, if
you know them. This is especially important when you are researching
common surnames.
4. _Always_ put surnames you are searching in ALL CAPS. Use normal upper-
and lower-case for everything else. Remember that all caps is
considered the equivalent of shouting. All lower-case may seem cute
and trendy to you, but it will distract >from the impact of your message
and you will be _less_ likely to find out what you want. Besides,
unless the moderator is in a particularly mellow mood, you may get the
message back to edit and repost.
5. You may repeat a query only after 3 months have passed.