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Re: Status of a widow in the 1920 Census #general

Brian Stern <BrianS@...>
 

Would a widowed woman be listed as head of household in a 1920 census( male
boarders lived in the apt). ...
Judi Englander
Livingston, NJ

There are lots of reasons why a person might not be found in the US census
index or city directories. Having the correct street address is the best
way to find that person in the census.

You will need to find the correct ED by looking through the text
descriptions of the EDs for Brooklyn. There are a lot of EDs in NY and
they are quite small; often being only a single square block. It is best
to first look up the address in one of the online map servers like
mapquest. Pay close attention to the side of the street that the house is
on. The borders between EDs run down the middle of the street. It also
helps to bring along a street map of the area when you're scanning the ED
text descriptions.

Once you have the correct ED, or possibly two if the descriptions are
confusing, go to the section of the microfilm that holds that ED. On the
left side of the pages you will see street names. In the first column you
will see the street addresses of the houses. Scan down until you find the
street and house number that you want. You can now scan through the names
for that house. The next column has a family number. This is just the
number of the family that the enumerator visited and isn't otherwise
helpful.

If you don't find your target family at the address probably they had
moved. It is always possible that you have the wrong number so it is worth
it to scan neighboring houses or possibly the entire ED. In my experience
EDs in NY held about 1000 people, or 20 pages.

Good luck,

Brian Stern
Austin, TX

Searching: AUERBACH Touste, Lemberg, Ukr; HOCHMAN Touste, Ivano-frankovsk,
Ukr; ADLER, FISCH Zholkva, Ukr;
STERN, Bruchsal, Olnhausen, Heinsheim Germany; BLOCH Eichtersheim Germany;
EHRLICH Bieringen Germany.


Reported ages on Passenger Lists #general

Marc Erlitz
 

In order to evaluate the validity of ages as reported on passenger ships'
manifests, I wonder what factors may have been operant during the late 19th
and early 20th centuries (such as fare structures, government regulations,
etc.) that may have led immigrants to falsify their ages.

For example, were younger children given a reduced fare? Was there a
minimum age for minors traveling unaccompanied? Were really old people
refused entry?

Obviously one could speculate that such factors would influence how ages
were reported. Rather than relying on mere speculation, however, I'd be
most interested in learning what rules, regulations, and fare structures
were actually in effect during this period.

Marc Erlitz
marc@erlitz.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Status of a widow in the 1920 Census #general

Brian Stern <BrianS@...>
 

Would a widowed woman be listed as head of household in a 1920 census( male
boarders lived in the apt). ...
Judi Englander
Livingston, NJ

There are lots of reasons why a person might not be found in the US census
index or city directories. Having the correct street address is the best
way to find that person in the census.

You will need to find the correct ED by looking through the text
descriptions of the EDs for Brooklyn. There are a lot of EDs in NY and
they are quite small; often being only a single square block. It is best
to first look up the address in one of the online map servers like
mapquest. Pay close attention to the side of the street that the house is
on. The borders between EDs run down the middle of the street. It also
helps to bring along a street map of the area when you're scanning the ED
text descriptions.

Once you have the correct ED, or possibly two if the descriptions are
confusing, go to the section of the microfilm that holds that ED. On the
left side of the pages you will see street names. In the first column you
will see the street addresses of the houses. Scan down until you find the
street and house number that you want. You can now scan through the names
for that house. The next column has a family number. This is just the
number of the family that the enumerator visited and isn't otherwise
helpful.

If you don't find your target family at the address probably they had
moved. It is always possible that you have the wrong number so it is worth
it to scan neighboring houses or possibly the entire ED. In my experience
EDs in NY held about 1000 people, or 20 pages.

Good luck,

Brian Stern
Austin, TX

Searching: AUERBACH Touste, Lemberg, Ukr; HOCHMAN Touste, Ivano-frankovsk,
Ukr; ADLER, FISCH Zholkva, Ukr;
STERN, Bruchsal, Olnhausen, Heinsheim Germany; BLOCH Eichtersheim Germany;
EHRLICH Bieringen Germany.


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

Marc Erlitz
 

In order to evaluate the validity of ages as reported on passenger ships'
manifests, I wonder what factors may have been operant during the late 19th
and early 20th centuries (such as fare structures, government regulations,
etc.) that may have led immigrants to falsify their ages.

For example, were younger children given a reduced fare? Was there a
minimum age for minors traveling unaccompanied? Were really old people
refused entry?

Obviously one could speculate that such factors would influence how ages
were reported. Rather than relying on mere speculation, however, I'd be
most interested in learning what rules, regulations, and fare structures
were actually in effect during this period.

Marc Erlitz
marc@erlitz.com


Jewish Heritage Society #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

A (former) State Department colleague of mine, now at the US Embassy in
Moscow, has told me of the availability of the Moscow-based non-profit
Jewish Heritage Society. It started operation "openly" in Moscow in 1989
with a view to documenting a/o preserving work by Russian-Jewish
historians, circa 1900. Research that continued well into the 1930s.

The Society's holdings and their researchers may well prove a valuable
source for the many "heritage" and "history" questions of the early
1900s, when immigration >from the Area was still at its peek, that many
of us are looking to decipher a/o learn more about.

The main goal of the Society is to collect, preserve and share
among scholars the "remnants of the remnants" - the documentary heritage
of the Jewish past in the CIS and the Baltic states.

Their Depository is said to hold, inter-alia, files >from 80 archives,
archival inventories of files of Jewish communities, organizations and
individuals (politicians, public figures, scholars, etc.) across the
Russian Empire. The address information on the Society follows:

Jewish Heritage Society
Novocheremushkinskaya Ulitsa, 1/14-3-12
Moscow 117449 Russia
Tel: (7-095) 503-78-45, 316-99-30
E-mail: heritage@glas.apc.org
Web site: http://www.glasnet.ru/~heritage/

I hope this information proves of assistance, for I have not tried this
avenue of inquiry as of yet. My colleague also advises that Russian
would be the suitable language for any/all letters to the Society,
though he does say that they have fine in-house English language
capabilities.

All the best,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493

Searching: YARESHEFSKY, Samuel - Odessa, Russia -> Brooklyn, NY/USA.
Derivations: YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY, YARESH.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Heritage Society #general

Charles F. Printz <cfphrai@...>
 

Dear Colleagues:

A (former) State Department colleague of mine, now at the US Embassy in
Moscow, has told me of the availability of the Moscow-based non-profit
Jewish Heritage Society. It started operation "openly" in Moscow in 1989
with a view to documenting a/o preserving work by Russian-Jewish
historians, circa 1900. Research that continued well into the 1930s.

The Society's holdings and their researchers may well prove a valuable
source for the many "heritage" and "history" questions of the early
1900s, when immigration >from the Area was still at its peek, that many
of us are looking to decipher a/o learn more about.

The main goal of the Society is to collect, preserve and share
among scholars the "remnants of the remnants" - the documentary heritage
of the Jewish past in the CIS and the Baltic states.

Their Depository is said to hold, inter-alia, files >from 80 archives,
archival inventories of files of Jewish communities, organizations and
individuals (politicians, public figures, scholars, etc.) across the
Russian Empire. The address information on the Society follows:

Jewish Heritage Society
Novocheremushkinskaya Ulitsa, 1/14-3-12
Moscow 117449 Russia
Tel: (7-095) 503-78-45, 316-99-30
E-mail: heritage@glas.apc.org
Web site: http://www.glasnet.ru/~heritage/

I hope this information proves of assistance, for I have not tried this
avenue of inquiry as of yet. My colleague also advises that Russian
would be the suitable language for any/all letters to the Society,
though he does say that they have fine in-house English language
capabilities.

All the best,

Charles F. Printz,
Elizabeth, NJ/USA
JGFF Researcher #7493

Searching: YARESHEFSKY, Samuel - Odessa, Russia -> Brooklyn, NY/USA.
Derivations: YORASHEVSKY, YAROSHEVSKY, YARESH.


Re: Sephardi forenames #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

Does anyone know if Afara or Ayfara is a Spanish or Portuguese Sephardi
forename (given name) for a woman? I've searched some of the Sephardi
websites but found information only on surnames.

Dolores Palomo
Seattle


Lena Invalid Aid Society, NYC #general

Chloe2000@...
 

Has anyone heard of or have information on an organization called the Lena
Invalid Aid Society, Inc. They were an organization of women, primarily
Jewish, who aided the "sick and poor" and held various social events. They
formed in 1894 and were in existence over 50 years. My grandmother and great-
grandmother were both active members and I am trying to get as much
information or leads about this group as possible.

Thanks. J. Newmark (chloe2000@aol.com)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Sephardi forenames #general

Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

Does anyone know if Afara or Ayfara is a Spanish or Portuguese Sephardi
forename (given name) for a woman? I've searched some of the Sephardi
websites but found information only on surnames.

Dolores Palomo
Seattle


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lena Invalid Aid Society, NYC #general

Chloe2000@...
 

Has anyone heard of or have information on an organization called the Lena
Invalid Aid Society, Inc. They were an organization of women, primarily
Jewish, who aided the "sick and poor" and held various social events. They
formed in 1894 and were in existence over 50 years. My grandmother and great-
grandmother were both active members and I am trying to get as much
information or leads about this group as possible.

Thanks. J. Newmark (chloe2000@aol.com)


Searching: Rene (Rony) ARAB, Cairo #general

AGordy@...
 

Hello Genners!

I am looking for Rene (AKA Rony) ARAB who, in the early and mid 1950's had a
watch business on Rue Mouski in Cairo. In 1950 he was about 21 years old. I
am pretty sure he left Egypt but have been unable to locate him and have not
much to go by. Moreover, he may have changed his name! Does
anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for your thoughts on this.

Antoinette (Toni) Rechter Gordy
Pleasant Hill, California

Searching: RECHTER >from Skole (formerly Galicia; KLUGER >from Krakow;
HAKKER >from Amsterdam


Bride and Groom Records #general

Judy Aiello <ljakm@...>
 

My grandparents were married in Brooklyn in 1896 I cannot locate
records, I searched the Bride and Groom Lists for Brooklyn the last time
I was in New York at the Public Library, could not locate them, also I
could not find evidence of their son Abraham Harry Meirowitz, born in
Brooklyn January 1897. Is their any other place to look. It is very
difficult for me to get to the city.

Thank you

Judy Aiello


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Rene (Rony) ARAB, Cairo #general

AGordy@...
 

Hello Genners!

I am looking for Rene (AKA Rony) ARAB who, in the early and mid 1950's had a
watch business on Rue Mouski in Cairo. In 1950 he was about 21 years old. I
am pretty sure he left Egypt but have been unable to locate him and have not
much to go by. Moreover, he may have changed his name! Does
anyone have any suggestions? Thank you for your thoughts on this.

Antoinette (Toni) Rechter Gordy
Pleasant Hill, California

Searching: RECHTER >from Skole (formerly Galicia; KLUGER >from Krakow;
HAKKER >from Amsterdam


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bride and Groom Records #general

Judy Aiello <ljakm@...>
 

My grandparents were married in Brooklyn in 1896 I cannot locate
records, I searched the Bride and Groom Lists for Brooklyn the last time
I was in New York at the Public Library, could not locate them, also I
could not find evidence of their son Abraham Harry Meirowitz, born in
Brooklyn January 1897. Is their any other place to look. It is very
difficult for me to get to the city.

Thank you

Judy Aiello


Form Letters Requesting Information in Different Languages #general

Maria Krane
 

"http://web.inter.nl.net/users/DJGH/letter.html"

Hello Genners,
I found this on a website for Sephardic Genealogy. I don't know how
useful it'll be to anyone but you may want to check it out. They are form
letters in different languages requesting genealogy information to archives.
There's one letter in Latvian. Perhaps someone who has a command of Latvian can look at the letter and tell us if it is any good.
Sincerely,
Maria Krane
Researching: KREIN/KREYN/SCHULDNER in Vegeriai, Lithuania
HOFFMAN/KATZ/REMER in Salakas, Lithuania and HOFFMAN in Svir, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Form Letters Requesting Information in Different Languages #general

Maria Krane
 

"http://web.inter.nl.net/users/DJGH/letter.html"

Hello Genners,
I found this on a website for Sephardic Genealogy. I don't know how
useful it'll be to anyone but you may want to check it out. They are form
letters in different languages requesting genealogy information to archives.
There's one letter in Latvian. Perhaps someone who has a command of Latvian can look at the letter and tell us if it is any good.
Sincerely,
Maria Krane
Researching: KREIN/KREYN/SCHULDNER in Vegeriai, Lithuania
HOFFMAN/KATZ/REMER in Salakas, Lithuania and HOFFMAN in Svir, Belarus


Bella GEBOTT & Leib GEBOTT #galicia

Wildpom@...
 

I am trying to find descendants, relatives, or anyone who may have known of
these two individuals. They are buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, in The
Rohaytner Young Men's Society section, in Queens, N.Y.
Bella died in 1928. Her last known address was 37 Madison Street in Brooklyn,
NY.
Leib died in 1948. His last known address was 648 West 160th, NYC, NY.
Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.
Best of Luck to everyone in the new Gesher Galicia SIG!

Michele V. Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ
Researching: BLUSTEIN (BLUESTEIN), FINKEL, GEBOTT, RAY (REH), SAFRAN.
Shtetls: Peremyshlyany, Podusiv, Narajow, Lvov (Lemberg).


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Bella GEBOTT & Leib GEBOTT #galicia

Wildpom@...
 

I am trying to find descendants, relatives, or anyone who may have known of
these two individuals. They are buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, in The
Rohaytner Young Men's Society section, in Queens, N.Y.
Bella died in 1928. Her last known address was 37 Madison Street in Brooklyn,
NY.
Leib died in 1948. His last known address was 648 West 160th, NYC, NY.
Any information whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.
Best of Luck to everyone in the new Gesher Galicia SIG!

Michele V. Pomerantz
Secaucus, NJ
Researching: BLUSTEIN (BLUESTEIN), FINKEL, GEBOTT, RAY (REH), SAFRAN.
Shtetls: Peremyshlyany, Podusiv, Narajow, Lvov (Lemberg).


Missing SIG Members #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rpollero@...>
 

Gesher Galicia wishes to locate the following members whose renewal
letters were Returned to Sender >from the cities listed. Please
contact Shelley Pollero, Membership, by private email.


Marlene Gill
Chicago, IL

Milton M. Gottesman
Washington, D.C.

Ricki Presement Grushcow
Don Mills, Ontario

Linda Lazarowitz
Pomona, NY

Guido Teichner
N. Miami, FL

Arnold Wexler
Rockville, MD

Warren J. Winkelman, M.D.
Saint Lambert, Quebec

Please contact:
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Membership
Severna Park, Maryland
Reply to: rpollero@umd5.umd.edu


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Missing SIG Members #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rpollero@...>
 

Gesher Galicia wishes to locate the following members whose renewal
letters were Returned to Sender >from the cities listed. Please
contact Shelley Pollero, Membership, by private email.


Marlene Gill
Chicago, IL

Milton M. Gottesman
Washington, D.C.

Ricki Presement Grushcow
Don Mills, Ontario

Linda Lazarowitz
Pomona, NY

Guido Teichner
N. Miami, FL

Arnold Wexler
Rockville, MD

Warren J. Winkelman, M.D.
Saint Lambert, Quebec

Please contact:
Shelley Kellerman Pollero, Membership
Severna Park, Maryland
Reply to: rpollero@umd5.umd.edu