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Kurland = Courland ? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

My frustration at my family records is growing, so I am hoping someone might
have a few words of inspiration, direction or whatever for me on how to figure
out where my family is >from and how to access their records >from the old
country.

After searching a variety of sources (US Census, state census, naturalization,
birth, death, Social Security and now World War I records) I have come up some
records that say my grandfater was born in the United States (unlikely) and
others that say simply Russia and now Kurland.

On the World War I draft registration card my grandfater wrote down (the first
and only time I have found in his own hand) that he was born in Kurland,
Russia. I checked his brothers' WWI records as well and sure enough all of
them wrote down Kurland, Russia.

I am assuming that Kurland = Courland (now I know where I got the bad spelling
from ?) -- but that leaves me with an unsolved mystery. Kurland/Courland was
a region correct? not a specific town correct?

No where have I found a town name and I am running out of ideas on how to get
them into a specific town. I know the passenger lists would be a good source
but I can not pin down a date when they came to the United States -- it is
anywhere >from 1888 to 1894 depending on which records you read -- and if I am
correct a large part of that period is unindexed for New York ship arrivals.

Sorry to take so long to get to the question, but I am trying to figure out
how (or if) I can find out where my family came from?

Without a specific town I assume I can not even begin to try and open up the
records in the old country. Or is there a central archives I can write to for
Kurland / Courland and ask for help?

Many thanks for any inspiration or thoughts someone can offer.

Allan Jordan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kurland = Courland ? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

My frustration at my family records is growing, so I am hoping someone might
have a few words of inspiration, direction or whatever for me on how to figure
out where my family is >from and how to access their records >from the old
country.

After searching a variety of sources (US Census, state census, naturalization,
birth, death, Social Security and now World War I records) I have come up some
records that say my grandfater was born in the United States (unlikely) and
others that say simply Russia and now Kurland.

On the World War I draft registration card my grandfater wrote down (the first
and only time I have found in his own hand) that he was born in Kurland,
Russia. I checked his brothers' WWI records as well and sure enough all of
them wrote down Kurland, Russia.

I am assuming that Kurland = Courland (now I know where I got the bad spelling
from ?) -- but that leaves me with an unsolved mystery. Kurland/Courland was
a region correct? not a specific town correct?

No where have I found a town name and I am running out of ideas on how to get
them into a specific town. I know the passenger lists would be a good source
but I can not pin down a date when they came to the United States -- it is
anywhere >from 1888 to 1894 depending on which records you read -- and if I am
correct a large part of that period is unindexed for New York ship arrivals.

Sorry to take so long to get to the question, but I am trying to figure out
how (or if) I can find out where my family came from?

Without a specific town I assume I can not even begin to try and open up the
records in the old country. Or is there a central archives I can write to for
Kurland / Courland and ask for help?

Many thanks for any inspiration or thoughts someone can offer.

Allan Jordan


Occupation: Gubry #general

Robin M. Newman <102660.506@...>
 

My greatgrandfather lists his occupation as "Gubry" on my grandmother's
birth certificate. Would anyone have an idea as to what that might mean?

Robin Silver Newman
searching: RICHLING, RODSKY, SLEPAKOFF, SCHUM, ZACHRIN, FEINBERG mostly

from Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Occupation: Gubry #general

Robin M. Newman <102660.506@...>
 

My greatgrandfather lists his occupation as "Gubry" on my grandmother's
birth certificate. Would anyone have an idea as to what that might mean?

Robin Silver Newman
searching: RICHLING, RODSKY, SLEPAKOFF, SCHUM, ZACHRIN, FEINBERG mostly

from Lithuania


Russian Army 1890's #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

Now that I have found my family, I would like to know if there is a web
site for those that served in the Russian Army in the 1890's? I found
out that gggrandfather served 4 years and then came to the USA.
Also, I found out some disturbing news....one of my relatives was
murdered by Stalin. Is there a web site for this also? Is there a site
where one can search for victims of Stalin?
I appreciate all your help and am sorry to have so many questions. It
seems that once we finally make a connection, there is a lot more work
and questions we have. I would like to know all I can. Thank you all
for your time.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Hoover


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Russian Army 1890's #general

Cheryl Hoover <crhoover@...>
 

Now that I have found my family, I would like to know if there is a web
site for those that served in the Russian Army in the 1890's? I found
out that gggrandfather served 4 years and then came to the USA.
Also, I found out some disturbing news....one of my relatives was
murdered by Stalin. Is there a web site for this also? Is there a site
where one can search for victims of Stalin?
I appreciate all your help and am sorry to have so many questions. It
seems that once we finally make a connection, there is a lot more work
and questions we have. I would like to know all I can. Thank you all
for your time.
Sincerely,
Cheryl Hoover


Re: Need Help with Name of School in Westchester County, NY #general

MSpearssol@...
 

Most likely, it's the Pleasantville Cottage School. Information on this
school can be found on my website at http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh.
At table of Contents...access Jewish Orphanages in the United States, Click on
New York, click on Pleasantville. More information may also be found on the
JCCA Page also on my site.

Marge Spears-Soloff
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh

I'm trying to obtain information on a deceased relative who worked at a
school (possibly a Jewish-affiliated one) in or near Pleasantville,
Westchester County, New York, in the late 1950s-mid 1960s.
Deborah Peskin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Need Help with Name of School in Westchester County, NY #general

MSpearssol@...
 

Most likely, it's the Pleasantville Cottage School. Information on this
school can be found on my website at http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh.
At table of Contents...access Jewish Orphanages in the United States, Click on
New York, click on Pleasantville. More information may also be found on the
JCCA Page also on my site.

Marge Spears-Soloff
http://www.scruz.net/~elias/hnoh

I'm trying to obtain information on a deceased relative who worked at a
school (possibly a Jewish-affiliated one) in or near Pleasantville,
Westchester County, New York, in the late 1950s-mid 1960s.
Deborah Peskin


Divorce by Proxy #general

Paula Spier <pspier@...>
 

Deaar Friends: My family branches are linking with miraculous speed
these days. In the last month I have found my maternal grandmother's
siblings and their offspring (and therefore the name of her village). I
have also just found my grandfather's half-brother's and their
offspring. Now I have a query:

Greaat-grandpa left behind a wife and son when he came to America. He
changed his name when he got here -- family mytholody says it was to
prevent his wife's finding him. He did send for his son, using the new
name. He married again, and produced a second family. Now I am
beginning to learn their family mythology. One piece of it says wife
number one came to America with their son. Another says she and
great grandpa were divorced by proxy (I assume while she was still in the
old country). I had never previously heard that she came here, and
suspect she did not. I am fascinated by the divorce-by-proxy
suggestion. Has anyone run across anything like this?
Paula Spier
pspier@antioch-college.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Divorce by Proxy #general

Paula Spier <pspier@...>
 

Deaar Friends: My family branches are linking with miraculous speed
these days. In the last month I have found my maternal grandmother's
siblings and their offspring (and therefore the name of her village). I
have also just found my grandfather's half-brother's and their
offspring. Now I have a query:

Greaat-grandpa left behind a wife and son when he came to America. He
changed his name when he got here -- family mytholody says it was to
prevent his wife's finding him. He did send for his son, using the new
name. He married again, and produced a second family. Now I am
beginning to learn their family mythology. One piece of it says wife
number one came to America with their son. Another says she and
great grandpa were divorced by proxy (I assume while she was still in the
old country). I had never previously heard that she came here, and
suspect she did not. I am fascinated by the divorce-by-proxy
suggestion. Has anyone run across anything like this?
Paula Spier
pspier@antioch-college.edu


Searching: PUCKETT, Arkansas #general

DS <arxover2@...>
 

Hello!

I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Abram Puckett (or
Pucket) born in Arkansas in 1881. Son of Thomas D. Puckett and Florence
McGlone Puckett.

Thanks!
Dorothy A. Smith
Denton, TX


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: PUCKETT, Arkansas #general

DS <arxover2@...>
 

Hello!

I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Abram Puckett (or
Pucket) born in Arkansas in 1881. Son of Thomas D. Puckett and Florence
McGlone Puckett.

Thanks!
Dorothy A. Smith
Denton, TX


Re: Shtetl Pobelov #belarus

Peter B. Golden <pgolden@...>
 

Pobolovo/Pobalava is southwest of Rogachov/Rahachow in present day Gomel
Oblast (Gomel'skaia oblast'/Homel'skaia voblasts')


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Peter B. Golden
Professor of History
Rutgers University
Dept. of History
Conklin Hall
175 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
tel. (973) 353-5410 (dept.),(973)353-1054 (office)
fax : (973) 353-1193
pgolden@andromeda.rutgers.edu


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Shtetl Pobelov #belarus

Peter B. Golden <pgolden@...>
 

Pobolovo/Pobalava is southwest of Rogachov/Rahachow in present day Gomel
Oblast (Gomel'skaia oblast'/Homel'skaia voblasts')


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Peter B. Golden
Professor of History
Rutgers University
Dept. of History
Conklin Hall
175 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
tel. (973) 353-5410 (dept.),(973)353-1054 (office)
fax : (973) 353-1193
pgolden@andromeda.rutgers.edu


Emigration to Israel from the UK #general

Chris Newall <chris@...>
 

Where can I find information about UK residents who emigrated to Israel
after WW2?

Chris Newall


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Emigration to Israel from the UK #general

Chris Newall <chris@...>
 

Where can I find information about UK residents who emigrated to Israel
after WW2?

Chris Newall


Searching: WOLFSON, Bialystock #general

Ireene Wolfson <ireenew@...>
 

We are trying to obtain information about a Wolfson family who
emigrated >from Bialystok to either Glasgow, Scotland or Manchester, England
around the middle to end of the nineteenth century.

Allan Wolfson
Montreal,Quebec, Canada
Researcher# 17974


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: WOLFSON, Bialystock #general

Ireene Wolfson <ireenew@...>
 

We are trying to obtain information about a Wolfson family who
emigrated >from Bialystok to either Glasgow, Scotland or Manchester, England
around the middle to end of the nineteenth century.

Allan Wolfson
Montreal,Quebec, Canada
Researcher# 17974


Brooklyn Hebrew Home for the Aged #general

RMiller871@...
 

The only picture I have of my ggrandfather Solomon Solodowsky (Cholodowsky,
Salowe) appears to have been taken when he was a resident at the Brooklyn
Hebrew Home for the Aged. He was there for 11 months prior to his death in
Feb.1924.

The photo appears to have been in some type of newsletter or bulletin from
this facility. I have spoken with the current Rabbi in order to see what
information they have. I was told that there are no old records or historical
information; everything was destroyed because of changes in management and
movement of the facility over the years.

I am wondering if anyone has any memorabilia or information >from that era that
would help me out or a suggestion of an archive that might have something
similar.

Rhoda Miller
Babylon, NY


Is Anyone Planning to Check the 1920 Census for NYC? #general

Ricki L. Zunk <rickiz@...>
 

If anyone is planning to checking out the 1920 US Census for New York
City area, I need your help. I need a little bit more information from
an entry I found several years ago:

1920 US Census for Brooklyn, NY:
E.D. #85
Vol.131
Sheet #10
Line #84
Name: Isidor RENDELSTEIN
Address: 345 Newport Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
At that address: Isidor, Rose, Jacob, Moses, Solomon

What I don't have is the date of their arrival in the USA. And, what
their citizenship status was at the time of the census.

I know that he was >from Galicia. She was >from Russia/Poland. The
children were all born in the USA.

I don't know why I can't find the balance of my data, but this is what I
have. Knowing the date of arrival and the citizenship status would be
of immense help to me.

TIA,
(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk
Miami, FL