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More Marriages Coming to the NY Muni Archives #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Big news about the marriage certificates in New York City.

The City Clerk's Marriage Bureau has announced that as of the end of
October they will transfer all of the 1930s and 1940s certificates to
the Municipal Archives.

The index has already been at the Archives and now we will be able to
see the certificates and the price of copies will fall for the $15 the
Marriage Bureau gets to the $11 the Archives gets. Or at least that
is the preliminary plan.

No word on how long it will take to complete the transfer and get the
microfilms on the shelf so that we can use them. But they are coming.
The 1950 and newer certificates will still be at the Marriage Bureau
and only ones more than 50 years ago will be publicly available.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More Marriages Coming to the NY Muni Archives #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Big news about the marriage certificates in New York City.

The City Clerk's Marriage Bureau has announced that as of the end of
October they will transfer all of the 1930s and 1940s certificates to
the Municipal Archives.

The index has already been at the Archives and now we will be able to
see the certificates and the price of copies will fall for the $15 the
Marriage Bureau gets to the $11 the Archives gets. Or at least that
is the preliminary plan.

No word on how long it will take to complete the transfer and get the
microfilms on the shelf so that we can use them. But they are coming.
The 1950 and newer certificates will still be at the Marriage Bureau
and only ones more than 50 years ago will be publicly available.

Allan Jordan


Kosice/Kassa Area Vital Records (1895-1906) #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Dear H-SIGgers,

Since I live in Kosice (Kassa), Slovakia and the city hosts one of the
State Archive branches, I decided to undertake one bigger project: I
visit the archive on weekly basis, photograph the Jewish records from
Civil Vital Records books and transcribe them in my free time in the
format required for uploading the data into JewishGen Hungary
Database.

I started with former villages which joined the city of Kosice later;
then continued with the villages around, covering areas of rich past
Jewish life, especially those where old synagogue records were lost
during WW2.

At the moment, I'm working on acquiring Birth records >from available
books >from years 1895-1906. When I finish the whole area under Kosice
Archive governance, I'd continue with Marriage and Death records. And
after finishing them all, the next step would be to get Birth records
from City of Kosice >from years 1895-1915 (Death and Marriage records
from that period are already covered in JG's Hungary Database).
Since access to the material involves a considerable amount of fees,
I'd like to ask especially those who has family links to this area to
consider a donation to "Hungarian SIG General Fund":
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15

(I'd also like to ask you to forward me the receipts afterwards so the
donation could be allocated to this project.)

To give you an overview what has been done so far, please visit this link:
http://hsig.absolon.eu/
I will update the page as soon as new additions are made.

And as it has been offered in similar post couple of days ago, I will
send the copies of transcriptions (in Excel) to those who donate at
least $100 to H-SIG General Fund.

All transcriptions will be later included in JewishGen's Hungary database.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me for more details.

Kind regards,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


Hungary SIG #Hungary Kosice/Kassa Area Vital Records (1895-1906) #hungary

Peter Absolon
 

Dear H-SIGgers,

Since I live in Kosice (Kassa), Slovakia and the city hosts one of the
State Archive branches, I decided to undertake one bigger project: I
visit the archive on weekly basis, photograph the Jewish records from
Civil Vital Records books and transcribe them in my free time in the
format required for uploading the data into JewishGen Hungary
Database.

I started with former villages which joined the city of Kosice later;
then continued with the villages around, covering areas of rich past
Jewish life, especially those where old synagogue records were lost
during WW2.

At the moment, I'm working on acquiring Birth records >from available
books >from years 1895-1906. When I finish the whole area under Kosice
Archive governance, I'd continue with Marriage and Death records. And
after finishing them all, the next step would be to get Birth records
from City of Kosice >from years 1895-1915 (Death and Marriage records
from that period are already covered in JG's Hungary Database).
Since access to the material involves a considerable amount of fees,
I'd like to ask especially those who has family links to this area to
consider a donation to "Hungarian SIG General Fund":
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=15

(I'd also like to ask you to forward me the receipts afterwards so the
donation could be allocated to this project.)

To give you an overview what has been done so far, please visit this link:
http://hsig.absolon.eu/
I will update the page as soon as new additions are made.

And as it has been offered in similar post couple of days ago, I will
send the copies of transcriptions (in Excel) to those who donate at
least $100 to H-SIG General Fund.

All transcriptions will be later included in JewishGen's Hungary database.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me for more details.

Kind regards,
Peter Absolon
Kosice, Slovakia


JGS of Maryland Oct 30 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Dick Goldman
Title: "A Trip to Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!"
Date and Time: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville, MD
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!

Please join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library’s meeting room, for our next program, "A Trip to
Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!" presented by Dick
Goldman.

Dick will share his perspective on the trip that he and his children
recently took to visit ancestral homes in Poland, Lithuania, and
Belarus. Before leaving, he carefully reviewed his 60 years of
genealogical research to confirm the towns to be seen, the ancestors
who lived there, and the three centuries of history his forebears
experienced. When he got there, what he discovered was not only
unexpected but, in one case, literally beyond belief! It called into
question decades of research. What he learned provides a valuable
lesson for each of us, regardless of our family origins. At this
program, you will see remnants of our Jewish past and views of
contemporary Eastern Europe, and you'll hear how an experienced
genealogist could be so wrong about so many things -- and for so long.
Dick will also discuss how you can plan a similar trip, possibly
connected with the IAJGS Conference being held in Warsaw in 2018.

Dick Goldman currently serves as Vice President of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Maryland and has twice been its President. He is
adjunct faculty at CCBC, teaching courses in genealogy, and was a
presenter at the IAJGS conference in Seattle this summer. He lectures
frequently on genealogical topics.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland Oct 30 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Dick Goldman
Title: "A Trip to Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!"
Date and Time: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville, MD
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!

Please join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Pikesville Library’s meeting room, for our next program, "A Trip to
Eastern Europe Reveals Years of False Information!" presented by Dick
Goldman.

Dick will share his perspective on the trip that he and his children
recently took to visit ancestral homes in Poland, Lithuania, and
Belarus. Before leaving, he carefully reviewed his 60 years of
genealogical research to confirm the towns to be seen, the ancestors
who lived there, and the three centuries of history his forebears
experienced. When he got there, what he discovered was not only
unexpected but, in one case, literally beyond belief! It called into
question decades of research. What he learned provides a valuable
lesson for each of us, regardless of our family origins. At this
program, you will see remnants of our Jewish past and views of
contemporary Eastern Europe, and you'll hear how an experienced
genealogist could be so wrong about so many things -- and for so long.
Dick will also discuss how you can plan a similar trip, possibly
connected with the IAJGS Conference being held in Warsaw in 2018.

Dick Goldman currently serves as Vice President of the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Maryland and has twice been its President. He is
adjunct faculty at CCBC, teaching courses in genealogy, and was a
presenter at the IAJGS conference in Seattle this summer. He lectures
frequently on genealogical topics.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


Freya/Freda d/o Michael SOKOL or SOKOLOV #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have asked before, but it's always worth asking a 2nd time.

My ggrandmother Freya/Freda, d/o Michael,according to her tombstone,
was born about 1853 (possibly 1860) maybe in Rezekne, Latvia.
Unfortunately I dont have for sure her surname. Might be SOKOL or SOKOLOV.

She was married to my ggrandfather Mordechai/Motl/Max KASSEMOV (sp?).
Their eldest child was born 28th Nov. 1881 in Rezekne, Latvia.

On documents that I have received >from the Latvian archives, the
family were originally >from Antolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk (now Zarasai),
Lithuania.

Im wondering if anyone has on their tree a Michael with a daughter
Freya/Freda who you know nothing further about her than that.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Freya/Freda d/o Michael SOKOL or SOKOLOV #lithuania

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have asked before, but it's always worth asking a 2nd time.

My ggrandmother Freya/Freda, d/o Michael,according to her tombstone,
was born about 1853 (possibly 1860) maybe in Rezekne, Latvia.
Unfortunately I dont have for sure her surname. Might be SOKOL or SOKOLOV.

She was married to my ggrandfather Mordechai/Motl/Max KASSEMOV (sp?).
Their eldest child was born 28th Nov. 1881 in Rezekne, Latvia.

On documents that I have received >from the Latvian archives, the
family were originally >from Antolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk (now Zarasai),
Lithuania.

Im wondering if anyone has on their tree a Michael with a daughter
Freya/Freda who you know nothing further about her than that.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Freya/Freda d/o Michael SOKOL or SOKOLOV #latvia

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have asked before, but it's always worth asking a 2nd time.

My ggrandmother Freya/Freda, d/o Michael,according to her tombstone, was
born about 1853 (possibly 1860) maybe in Rezekne, Latvia. Unfortunately
I dont have for sure her surname. Might be SOKOL or SOKOLOV.

She was married to my ggrandfather Mordechai/Motl/Max KASSEMOV (sp?).
Their eldest child was born 28th Nov. 1881 in Rezekne, Latvia.

On documents that I have received >from the Latvian archives, the family
were originally >from Antolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk (now Zarasai), Lithuania.

Im wondering if anyone has on their tree a Michael with a daughter
Freya/Freda who you know nothing further about her than that.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Latvia SIG #Latvia Freya/Freda d/o Michael SOKOL or SOKOLOV #latvia

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have asked before, but it's always worth asking a 2nd time.

My ggrandmother Freya/Freda, d/o Michael,according to her tombstone, was
born about 1853 (possibly 1860) maybe in Rezekne, Latvia. Unfortunately
I dont have for sure her surname. Might be SOKOL or SOKOLOV.

She was married to my ggrandfather Mordechai/Motl/Max KASSEMOV (sp?).
Their eldest child was born 28th Nov. 1881 in Rezekne, Latvia.

On documents that I have received >from the Latvian archives, the family
were originally >from Antolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk (now Zarasai), Lithuania.

Im wondering if anyone has on their tree a Michael with a daughter
Freya/Freda who you know nothing further about her than that.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


Freya/Freda d/o Michael SOKOL or SOKOLOV #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have asked before, but it's always worth asking a 2nd time.

My ggrandmother Freya/Freda, d/o Michael,according to her tombstone, was
born about 1853 (possibly 1860) maybe in Rezekne, Latvia. Unfortunately
I dont have for sure her surname. Might be SOKOL or SOKOLOV.

She was married to my ggrandfather Mordechai/Motl/Max KASSEMOV (sp?).
Their eldest child was born 28th Nov. 1881 in Rezekne, Latvia.

On documents that I have received >from the Latvian archives, the family
were originally >from Antolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk (now Zarasai), Lithuania.

Im wondering if anyone has on their tree a Michael with a daughter
Freya/Freda who you know nothing further about her than that.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Freya/Freda d/o Michael SOKOL or SOKOLOV #general

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I have asked before, but it's always worth asking a 2nd time.

My ggrandmother Freya/Freda, d/o Michael,according to her tombstone, was
born about 1853 (possibly 1860) maybe in Rezekne, Latvia. Unfortunately
I dont have for sure her surname. Might be SOKOL or SOKOLOV.

She was married to my ggrandfather Mordechai/Motl/Max KASSEMOV (sp?).
Their eldest child was born 28th Nov. 1881 in Rezekne, Latvia.

On documents that I have received >from the Latvian archives, the family
were originally >from Antolepti, Novo-Alexandrovsk (now Zarasai), Lithuania.

Im wondering if anyone has on their tree a Michael with a daughter
Freya/Freda who you know nothing further about her than that.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Angie Elfassi
Yehud, Israel
Searching:
RAYKH-ZELIGMAN/RICHMAN, Stakliskes, Lithuania/Leeds
COHEN, Sakiai, Lithuania/Leeds
MAGIDOWITZ, Jurbarkas, Lithuania/Leeds
KASSIMOFF, Rezekne, Latvia/Leeds


David ABRAMOWITZ-Boston, #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My great great grandmother , Rivka Gittle ABRAMOWITZ emigrated to
the states during the second half of the 19th cent. and came to New
Haven, Ct.
She was a widow with 4 children. On the way >from Europe to the USA she
may have met a gentleman in Liverpool who came with her and marrieds
him somewhere (place unknown). We believe he may have been a widower
by the name of LAZAROFF.

Her eldest child, whose name we believe was David , seems to have left
New Haven to find his fortune in Boston and according to family lore
got a job as a young man in a dept. store and rose to the rank of
ownership (possibly through marriage).

When my grandfather, his great nephew, lived in the states for several
years (1920s) he tried to contact David at the dept. store but was
rebuffed several times.

There is a theory in the family that avid may have "Americanized" his
name, and if so it is unknown to us.

David had a younger sister Sarah (family name unknown, may have had a
grandson Tom >from Boston) who lived in NYC (possibly in Coney Island)
and two younger brothers, Mayer (my great grandfather ) and Kalman.
Mayer was sent by his parents to Palestine during the latter part of
the 19th cent. and Kalman stayed in the states marrying Yocheved, (a
member of the PORUSH-RIVLIN-YOLKUT clan). I have contact with the
descendants of Mayer and Kalman but not with any of David's or Sarah's
descendants.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone, I would be interested to hear.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen David ABRAMOWITZ-Boston, #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My great great grandmother , Rivka Gittle ABRAMOWITZ emigrated to
the states during the second half of the 19th cent. and came to New
Haven, Ct.
She was a widow with 4 children. On the way >from Europe to the USA she
may have met a gentleman in Liverpool who came with her and marrieds
him somewhere (place unknown). We believe he may have been a widower
by the name of LAZAROFF.

Her eldest child, whose name we believe was David , seems to have left
New Haven to find his fortune in Boston and according to family lore
got a job as a young man in a dept. store and rose to the rank of
ownership (possibly through marriage).

When my grandfather, his great nephew, lived in the states for several
years (1920s) he tried to contact David at the dept. store but was
rebuffed several times.

There is a theory in the family that avid may have "Americanized" his
name, and if so it is unknown to us.

David had a younger sister Sarah (family name unknown, may have had a
grandson Tom >from Boston) who lived in NYC (possibly in Coney Island)
and two younger brothers, Mayer (my great grandfather ) and Kalman.
Mayer was sent by his parents to Palestine during the latter part of
the 19th cent. and Kalman stayed in the states marrying Yocheved, (a
member of the PORUSH-RIVLIN-YOLKUT clan). I have contact with the
descendants of Mayer and Kalman but not with any of David's or Sarah's
descendants.

If any of the above sounds familiar to anyone, I would be interested to hear.

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Alon Brav
 

I have posted a birth record in Russian for which I need a translation.
The family name is WAJNBERG. The record is >from Szczebrzeszyn.

The record is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=50579

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you.

Alon Brav


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Alon Brav
 

I have posted a birth record in Russian for which I need a translation.
The family name is WAJNBERG. The record is >from Szczebrzeszyn.

The record is on ViewMate at the following address:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=50579

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you.

Alon Brav


"Mischlingen" Holocaust Survivors #general

Lande
 

Nazi treatment of German "Mischlingen" (persons with both Jewish and other
family origin) was complicated and often varied by time and location, with
many sent to forced labor camps in 1944-45/ One such camp was located in
Sitzendorf in Thuringia, and I have prepared a database of the 200 male
survivors located there. With the exception of the 4 Dutch, 10 French and
one Belgian, the rest were German. Some of the German names appear in the
1939 census, but many avoided registration.

This database will appear on Jewishgen and My Heritage, but, in the
meantime, if anyone can use the database, or has a Sitzendorf connection
please let me know and I will provide the list or check individual names.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Mischlingen" Holocaust Survivors #general

Lande
 

Nazi treatment of German "Mischlingen" (persons with both Jewish and other
family origin) was complicated and often varied by time and location, with
many sent to forced labor camps in 1944-45/ One such camp was located in
Sitzendorf in Thuringia, and I have prepared a database of the 200 male
survivors located there. With the exception of the 4 Dutch, 10 French and
one Belgian, the rest were German. Some of the German names appear in the
1939 census, but many avoided registration.

This database will appear on Jewishgen and My Heritage, but, in the
meantime, if anyone can use the database, or has a Sitzendorf connection
please let me know and I will provide the list or check individual names.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.


Boston area vital records needed #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is anyone planning to do any vital records retrival in the Boston
area? I need some records and was hoping that I might be able to
piggyback on someone doing other research. I would of course cover
the cost of the certificates.

I need help with a 1915 birth; a 1937 death; and marriages >from 1928
and 1939.

Be happy to also trade some research in New York.

Thanks.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Boston area vital records needed #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Is anyone planning to do any vital records retrival in the Boston
area? I need some records and was hoping that I might be able to
piggyback on someone doing other research. I would of course cover
the cost of the certificates.

I need help with a 1915 birth; a 1937 death; and marriages >from 1928
and 1939.

Be happy to also trade some research in New York.

Thanks.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.

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