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Pre Surnames #general

Saul Klarer <klar-pax@...>
 

Does anyone know if there are presurname records >from the Lublin area.
Records of any kind, rabbinical, revisions, rentals,military, etc. If there
are, where should I expect to look for them. Has anyone found such records
yet ?
Saul KLARER
klar-pax@netcom.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pre Surnames #general

Saul Klarer <klar-pax@...>
 

Does anyone know if there are presurname records >from the Lublin area.
Records of any kind, rabbinical, revisions, rentals,military, etc. If there
are, where should I expect to look for them. Has anyone found such records
yet ?
Saul KLARER
klar-pax@netcom.ca


Records of disbanded Chevra Kadisha #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Having been informed that a particular New York Chevra Kadisha
was disbanded nearly thirty years ago, and wanting more
information than what the cemetery has to offer, I wrote both the
Cemetery Division of the State of New York and the State
Insurance Liquidation Bureau.

The Cemetery Division responded that all such matters are
handled by the Liquidation Bureau but that the LB doesn't keep
records relating to individual burials. (The LB has not responded,
but I assume the Cemetery Division knows whereof they speak.)

They did suggest that "some records may be available" >from the
Institute for Jewish Research on West 57th Street. Does anyone
have experience that bears this out? And how accessible are
these records for a person across the ocean? (What I want most,
I think, are next of kin at the time of the burial - partucularly the
children.)

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records of disbanded Chevra Kadisha #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

Having been informed that a particular New York Chevra Kadisha
was disbanded nearly thirty years ago, and wanting more
information than what the cemetery has to offer, I wrote both the
Cemetery Division of the State of New York and the State
Insurance Liquidation Bureau.

The Cemetery Division responded that all such matters are
handled by the Liquidation Bureau but that the LB doesn't keep
records relating to individual burials. (The LB has not responded,
but I assume the Cemetery Division knows whereof they speak.)

They did suggest that "some records may be available" >from the
Institute for Jewish Research on West 57th Street. Does anyone
have experience that bears this out? And how accessible are
these records for a person across the ocean? (What I want most,
I think, are next of kin at the time of the burial - partucularly the
children.)

Israel Pickholtz


Gwyneth PALTROW #general

Michael J. Bohnen <mjb@...>
 

The London Jewish Chronicle reports that Gwyneth Paltrow is descended
from a distinguished rabbinical dyansty. Does anyone have the details?
Michael J. Bohnen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gwyneth PALTROW #general

Michael J. Bohnen <mjb@...>
 

The London Jewish Chronicle reports that Gwyneth Paltrow is descended
from a distinguished rabbinical dyansty. Does anyone have the details?
Michael J. Bohnen


Minsker Old Men's Benevolent Assoc. #general

MEL OSHINS
 

Dear Jewishgenners, I am looking for some information on the following:

I have Hyman BLOOM Born Aug 15 ,1871 Minsk, Russia (I don;t know if he was
really born in Minsk or somewhere near there. ) Died abt 1954 in
Metropolitan Jewish Old Age Home in Coney Island, NY. He was a member of
Minsker Old Men's Benevolent Assoc. The date of death may have been 1955.
I don't know where he is buried.

He came to the U.S. in 1891. At some time he changed his name >from OSHINSKY
to BLOOM. Not known if he changed it before of after arrivng in America.

There is a Marriage Certificate # illegible, for a HYMAN OSHINSKY, dated
3/20/1896. It could be him before he changed his name. ??? Is the Coney
Island Old age home still there and is the Minsker Assoc. still in
business?
Any suggestions or information appreciated.

Mel Oshins


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Minsker Old Men's Benevolent Assoc. #general

MEL OSHINS
 

Dear Jewishgenners, I am looking for some information on the following:

I have Hyman BLOOM Born Aug 15 ,1871 Minsk, Russia (I don;t know if he was
really born in Minsk or somewhere near there. ) Died abt 1954 in
Metropolitan Jewish Old Age Home in Coney Island, NY. He was a member of
Minsker Old Men's Benevolent Assoc. The date of death may have been 1955.
I don't know where he is buried.

He came to the U.S. in 1891. At some time he changed his name >from OSHINSKY
to BLOOM. Not known if he changed it before of after arrivng in America.

There is a Marriage Certificate # illegible, for a HYMAN OSHINSKY, dated
3/20/1896. It could be him before he changed his name. ??? Is the Coney
Island Old age home still there and is the Minsker Assoc. still in
business?
Any suggestions or information appreciated.

Mel Oshins


Rabbis as Reverends #general

Rachel Heimovics <rachelheimovics@...>
 

The term "Reverend" in 1909 Cook County and elsewhere was often used for
any religious professional. Thus, "Reverend" as a Jewish designation might
refer to a rabbi, an unordained rabbi (not unusual among immigrant
congregations), a cantor, a shochet, a mohel, etc.

Rachel Heimovics
rachelheimovics@worldnet.att.net


Chrystie St. Settlement Hs. #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

Does anyone know where I can get info. about the Chrystie St.
Settlement, NYC Lower East End, approx. 1890?

Do you know if there were records of "attendees", etc.?

Thank you,
Joan Breslow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbis as Reverends #general

Rachel Heimovics <rachelheimovics@...>
 

The term "Reverend" in 1909 Cook County and elsewhere was often used for
any religious professional. Thus, "Reverend" as a Jewish designation might
refer to a rabbi, an unordained rabbi (not unusual among immigrant
congregations), a cantor, a shochet, a mohel, etc.

Rachel Heimovics
rachelheimovics@worldnet.att.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chrystie St. Settlement Hs. #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

Does anyone know where I can get info. about the Chrystie St.
Settlement, NYC Lower East End, approx. 1890?

Do you know if there were records of "attendees", etc.?

Thank you,
Joan Breslow


SSDI requests #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

If the person(s) you are looking for, are found on the internet site
SSDI, under Ancestry.com -

On the right-hand side of the info. on the indiv.you are checking on, is
a box designated "Write letter." Click on that, and a form letter, with
your indiv. and info. already imprinted. Just follow the bouncing ball
per instructions. Takes time, but no def. time frame, >from my experience.

Send your $7.00 per request, or in the event of multiple names/requests,
send one check, and on _each_letter, note the chk. #, and the fact that
the encl. check is for all request. Works quite well.

Have fun.

Joan Breslow


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI requests #general

joan breslow <webjoan@...>
 

If the person(s) you are looking for, are found on the internet site
SSDI, under Ancestry.com -

On the right-hand side of the info. on the indiv.you are checking on, is
a box designated "Write letter." Click on that, and a form letter, with
your indiv. and info. already imprinted. Just follow the bouncing ball
per instructions. Takes time, but no def. time frame, >from my experience.

Send your $7.00 per request, or in the event of multiple names/requests,
send one check, and on _each_letter, note the chk. #, and the fact that
the encl. check is for all request. Works quite well.

Have fun.

Joan Breslow


Reported Ages on Passenger Lists #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

My great grandmother came to the US alone-first class in 1859. She is
listed on the passenger list as 8 years and younger-which I assume means
lower price. She was 11 according to her birth certificate. My Mother did
the same thing-when we flew I was always 12 even if I was 20!

By the way, my great grandmother's mother had died, and she was coming to
an Aunt and Uncle after her father remarried.
Sally Bruckheimer


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Reported Ages on Passenger Lists #general

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

My great grandmother came to the US alone-first class in 1859. She is
listed on the passenger list as 8 years and younger-which I assume means
lower price. She was 11 according to her birth certificate. My Mother did
the same thing-when we flew I was always 12 even if I was 20!

By the way, my great grandmother's mother had died, and she was coming to
an Aunt and Uncle after her father remarried.
Sally Bruckheimer


Viennese archives #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

I have been trying to identify a number of people who lived in
Vienna before the Holocaust. On the advice of several
jewishgenners, I wrote the State Archives in Rathaus, specifically
asking for parents' names, places of birh and periods of
residence in Vienna.

The letter which arrived today did not include places of residence
or parents' names. Is this information which they would have and
didn't share with me - and therefore might respond to persistency -
or information which they simply do not have?

Israel Pickholtz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viennese archives #general

IsraelP <p2o5rock@...>
 

I have been trying to identify a number of people who lived in
Vienna before the Holocaust. On the advice of several
jewishgenners, I wrote the State Archives in Rathaus, specifically
asking for parents' names, places of birh and periods of
residence in Vienna.

The letter which arrived today did not include places of residence
or parents' names. Is this information which they would have and
didn't share with me - and therefore might respond to persistency -
or information which they simply do not have?

Israel Pickholtz


Operation Zdunska Wola - Phase 2 #general

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Over the last year the town of ZDUNSKA WOLA near Lodz has
become part of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Shtetl CO-
OP initiative. About half of the indexes have already been entered
in the JRI database and are available on-line.

I now need more volunteers for the second phase of the operation.
Those of you who wish to help, please contact me. You can do as
much or as little as you wish.

Thank you for any help.
Daniel Wagner
Zdunska Wola CO-OP Coordinator

H Daniel Wagner
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Operation Zdunska Wola - Phase 2 #general

Daniel Wagner <Cpwagner@...>
 

Over the last year the town of ZDUNSKA WOLA near Lodz has
become part of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Shtetl CO-
OP initiative. About half of the indexes have already been entered
in the JRI database and are available on-line.

I now need more volunteers for the second phase of the operation.
Those of you who wish to help, please contact me. You can do as
much or as little as you wish.

Thank you for any help.
Daniel Wagner
Zdunska Wola CO-OP Coordinator

H Daniel Wagner
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot Israel