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Re: Orsha Records -where to write? #belarus

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Argoff@... wrote:

I am another one looking for Orsha records. <snip> However, on his citizenship papers, he
lists his last place of residence outside of the USA as Mogilev, which is not
too close to Orsha.
OK, I may displaying my ignorance, but isn't Orsha in Mogilev Guberniya?
Or should I recheck that map...

//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

Searching:

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV/??? -- Austria-Hungary; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha, Russian Poland; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- NYC ... DU BOFF/MEISTROFF -- Russia; NYC; Nassau County, NY
KANEFSKY/KANEVSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod (Kirovgrod), Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ... VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary or Czechoslavakia; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Orsha Records -where to write? #belarus

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

Argoff@... wrote:

I am another one looking for Orsha records. <snip> However, on his citizenship papers, he
lists his last place of residence outside of the USA as Mogilev, which is not
too close to Orsha.
OK, I may displaying my ignorance, but isn't Orsha in Mogilev Guberniya?
Or should I recheck that map...

//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

Searching:

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV/??? -- Austria-Hungary; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha, Russian Poland; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- NYC ... DU BOFF/MEISTROFF -- Russia; NYC; Nassau County, NY
KANEFSKY/KANEVSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod (Kirovgrod), Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ... VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary or Czechoslavakia; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


SSDI records #general

Joyce Peck <Joycekp@...>
 

I noticed a couple of conflicting postings about Social Security
Administration Death Index info in the most recent digest. I sent a
letter a few weeks ago with a personal check for $14 (application info
on both my parents) to the Baltimore address. What is a reasonable time
to expect a response? Was I wrong to include a check? I followed
instructions on Familytreemaker, but now feel like I sent a letter and
check into a vast void. Thanx in advance.

Joyce Peck
joycekp@...

Searching RUBIN and GOLDSMITH >from Minsk; KIRSNER and FINESILVER from
Dubno


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI records #general

Joyce Peck <Joycekp@...>
 

I noticed a couple of conflicting postings about Social Security
Administration Death Index info in the most recent digest. I sent a
letter a few weeks ago with a personal check for $14 (application info
on both my parents) to the Baltimore address. What is a reasonable time
to expect a response? Was I wrong to include a check? I followed
instructions on Familytreemaker, but now feel like I sent a letter and
check into a vast void. Thanx in advance.

Joyce Peck
joycekp@...

Searching RUBIN and GOLDSMITH >from Minsk; KIRSNER and FINESILVER from
Dubno


SSDI #general

Ruffin R Cooper <rrcooper@...>
 

In response to the request for experience in requesting SS-5
records >from the Social Security Administration I would like to
share this with you. I believe the Greene Street address is the
correct one. I sent 2 requests early in July, separately, check
included. The first one just came back after about 8 weeks. The
second has not returned as of today!. Now, here is the funny
part. In early August, 4 weeks after the first requests I sent a
third request. This one was filled and back to me in 12 days!
Explain that one! Anyhow, >from now on I am going to use the form
suggested by Allan Rosen yesterday, giving them 10 days. Maybe
that will work.

Bob Cooper
rrcooper@...

Searching for NEUFELD, STERN in Hungary and New York City.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI #general

Ruffin R Cooper <rrcooper@...>
 

In response to the request for experience in requesting SS-5
records >from the Social Security Administration I would like to
share this with you. I believe the Greene Street address is the
correct one. I sent 2 requests early in July, separately, check
included. The first one just came back after about 8 weeks. The
second has not returned as of today!. Now, here is the funny
part. In early August, 4 weeks after the first requests I sent a
third request. This one was filled and back to me in 12 days!
Explain that one! Anyhow, >from now on I am going to use the form
suggested by Allan Rosen yesterday, giving them 10 days. Maybe
that will work.

Bob Cooper
rrcooper@...

Searching for NEUFELD, STERN in Hungary and New York City.


SSDI info -- another question #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

The new letter is probably the result of someone in Washington, DC,
trying to tighten things up and make them more 'consumer friendly.' I
hope it works!

While we're on the subject, I wrote away for SS info back in late June,
and was told it took approximately 8-10 weeks. Does that sound correct?
I'm still waiting...

TIA,
//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

Searching:

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Austria-Hungary; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha, Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- NYC ... DU BOFF/MEISTROFF -- Russia; NYC; Nassau County, NY
KANEFSKY/KANEVSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod (Kirovgrod), Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ... VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary or Czechoslavakia; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI info -- another question #general

Corin Goodwin <corin@...>
 

The new letter is probably the result of someone in Washington, DC,
trying to tighten things up and make them more 'consumer friendly.' I
hope it works!

While we're on the subject, I wrote away for SS info back in late June,
and was told it took approximately 8-10 weeks. Does that sound correct?
I'm still waiting...

TIA,
//Corin Barsily Goodwin
Cupertino, CA USA

Searching:

BARSILA/BARZILY/BARZILOV -- Austria-Hungary; Scotland; NYC
BASOK/BARSACH -- Orsha, Belarus; Scotland; NYC; Providence, RI
BRAUN -- NYC ... DU BOFF/MEISTROFF -- Russia; NYC; Nassau County, NY
KANEFSKY/KANEVSKY and RIVKIN -- Elizabetgrod (Kirovgrod), Ukraine; NYC
SIGAAR -- Holland ... VAN SANTEN -- Amsterdam; NYC
WEISS -- Hungary or Czechoslavakia; NYC; Middlesex, NJ


Re: SSDI Payment #general

Allison L Duke <allison.duke@...>
 

Disregard the page with the credit card info. If you read further it
does say you can send a check or money order. I requested one the
beginning of June and just now got it back about a week ago.

Allison Duke
Auburn, Ga

On Tue, 8 Sep 1998 17:25:18 -0400 "David Gershon Leventhal"
<David_Gershon@...> writes:

Hello all,

I wrote to the SSDI back in June, requesting information on
someone. I provided the SS#, etc., but following
instructions I received >from other people, and the JGen FAQ,
I did not send any money. Sometime during the summer, I got
a letter claiming that I need to pay in advance, and not
with a cheque or money, but with a credit card. Is that
normal? Did they just change their policy? Anyone who has
successfully gotten info in the past half-year, please let
me know how it worked with you.

Thanks,

David Gershon Leventhal
Canton, Michigan / Herzliyya, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: SSDI Payment #general

Allison L Duke <allison.duke@...>
 

Disregard the page with the credit card info. If you read further it
does say you can send a check or money order. I requested one the
beginning of June and just now got it back about a week ago.

Allison Duke
Auburn, Ga

On Tue, 8 Sep 1998 17:25:18 -0400 "David Gershon Leventhal"
<David_Gershon@...> writes:

Hello all,

I wrote to the SSDI back in June, requesting information on
someone. I provided the SS#, etc., but following
instructions I received >from other people, and the JGen FAQ,
I did not send any money. Sometime during the summer, I got
a letter claiming that I need to pay in advance, and not
with a cheque or money, but with a credit card. Is that
normal? Did they just change their policy? Anyone who has
successfully gotten info in the past half-year, please let
me know how it worked with you.

Thanks,

David Gershon Leventhal
Canton, Michigan / Herzliyya, Israel


Re: h-sig digest: September 08, 1998 #hungary

Rakoff125
 

Dear colleagues,
I must share a most poignant discovery. Last night I was able to integrate my
data and find the confirming piece of information via an Alta Vista search
that a Mimi Grossberg, whom I'd been seeking >from Vienna, was found. Sadly, I
learned that this notable woman died June of '97 at the age of 92. >from what I
have read about her she was extraordinary. I was always under the impression
that she was dead, her old address was in my gm's book. I will never know why
contact with my gm was not sustained (they were cousins) but wonder if it
might have been related to the attitudinal conflict between Viennese and
Hungarian Jews. Unfortunately I 'discovered 'her late to meet with her and
learn a great deal.
If anyone out there knows anything about her or her family I would appreciate
hearing >from you privately. She was an awarding winning author who was deeply
involved in the Austrian literary community and anti-facism movement. She came
to the US in 1938, according to on line reports, and lived in NYC.
thanks,
Linda Rakoff, Newton, MA


Help Needed on Yiskor Book #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Fellow JewishGenners,

I, too, am translating part of a yiskor book and need help with a few
Yiddish words, abbreviations, titles.

1. alef, yud, nun, zayin, shin

2. pey, alef, resh, yud, zayin

3. dalet, gimel, nun, yud

4. Is pey/fey, resh, vav, yud the abbreviation for Professor?

5. Are "Manager" and "Supervisor" appropriate terms to
use in a person's title, such as "Supervisor Abe
Schwartz"?

Many thanks for the anticipated help of caring individuals who read this
Digest.

Carole GLICK FEINBERG
<feincgs@...>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: h-sig digest: September 08, 1998 #hungary

Rakoff125
 

Dear colleagues,
I must share a most poignant discovery. Last night I was able to integrate my
data and find the confirming piece of information via an Alta Vista search
that a Mimi Grossberg, whom I'd been seeking >from Vienna, was found. Sadly, I
learned that this notable woman died June of '97 at the age of 92. >from what I
have read about her she was extraordinary. I was always under the impression
that she was dead, her old address was in my gm's book. I will never know why
contact with my gm was not sustained (they were cousins) but wonder if it
might have been related to the attitudinal conflict between Viennese and
Hungarian Jews. Unfortunately I 'discovered 'her late to meet with her and
learn a great deal.
If anyone out there knows anything about her or her family I would appreciate
hearing >from you privately. She was an awarding winning author who was deeply
involved in the Austrian literary community and anti-facism movement. She came
to the US in 1938, according to on line reports, and lived in NYC.
thanks,
Linda Rakoff, Newton, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help Needed on Yiskor Book #general

Carole Feinberg <feincgs@...>
 

Dear Fellow JewishGenners,

I, too, am translating part of a yiskor book and need help with a few
Yiddish words, abbreviations, titles.

1. alef, yud, nun, zayin, shin

2. pey, alef, resh, yud, zayin

3. dalet, gimel, nun, yud

4. Is pey/fey, resh, vav, yud the abbreviation for Professor?

5. Are "Manager" and "Supervisor" appropriate terms to
use in a person's title, such as "Supervisor Abe
Schwartz"?

Many thanks for the anticipated help of caring individuals who read this
Digest.

Carole GLICK FEINBERG
<feincgs@...>


KAVALSKY from Lithuania and Baltimore #general

Steve Cohen <scohen@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners:

For those of you who haven't tried to get an ancestor's Social Security SS-5
record, please do: I just learned >from my great-grandmother's record that
her mother's name was Sara KAVALSKY, a surname hitherto completely unknown
to me.

Thus I am searching for all KAVALSKYs >from the area around Prienai,
Lithuania. The name KAVALSKY only appears 9 times in the Social Security
Death Index: three of the people listed were >from Maryland. My
geat-grandmother came to Baltimore, and my grandmother was born there.

So if you have the surname KAVALSKY, have ancestors >from Lithuania, or from
around Baltimore, I'd llike to hear >from you!

-Steve Cohen
scohen@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen KAVALSKY from Lithuania and Baltimore #general

Steve Cohen <scohen@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners:

For those of you who haven't tried to get an ancestor's Social Security SS-5
record, please do: I just learned >from my great-grandmother's record that
her mother's name was Sara KAVALSKY, a surname hitherto completely unknown
to me.

Thus I am searching for all KAVALSKYs >from the area around Prienai,
Lithuania. The name KAVALSKY only appears 9 times in the Social Security
Death Index: three of the people listed were >from Maryland. My
geat-grandmother came to Baltimore, and my grandmother was born there.

So if you have the surname KAVALSKY, have ancestors >from Lithuania, or from
around Baltimore, I'd llike to hear >from you!

-Steve Cohen
scohen@...


Re: Mogyoros, Roth & Schoenberger #hungary

Blrosen@...
 

Hi Debbi,

My ggrandmother's maiden name was Roth. When I was in Berehovo/Berehy this
summer with Louis/Family Tree, I found grandmother's siblings' stones and also
ggrandfather' and gggrandfather's stones (altho the stones were so worn -- no
dates). If the family tree you have of the Roths are >from that general area,
I would love to have a copy of it.

Thanks.

Szia

Betty Rosen
540 Maxwell Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304


Re: Yiddish words #general

Jay A. Palmer <jpalmer2@...>
 

Konyukh is the Russian word for stableman/groom, supporting the reader who
suggested this as a Yiddish word, as well.

Funny note -- first thing I thought it sounded like was the Yiddish "ken
yikhus" -- people of no pedigree, or "no-accounts".

warshall@... wrote:

I am trying to translate parts of a Yizkor book and need
help with a few Yiddish words:

1. a broken-down wagon is described as "tsushedikt"

2. a collapsed horse is described as "gepeygert"

3. several groups of Jews are mentioned: shopkeepers,
butchers and "konyukhes"

4. a large public space is called a "rebeleh"

5. an impromptu flag is tied to an "eteseh"

6. a clumsy foolish fellow is called (among other names) a "latutnik"

7. Weinreich's dictionary says that "kitka" means a bit of putty, but
that doesn't fit in my context: a dancing Hasid is clapping two of
them together. Is there another meaning for the word?

Thanks in advance. I can make shrewd guesses about most of these, but
I hope somebody in this talented group really knows.


Stephen Warshall <warshall@...>
Gloucester, MA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Mogyoros, Roth & Schoenberger #hungary

Blrosen@...
 

Hi Debbi,

My ggrandmother's maiden name was Roth. When I was in Berehovo/Berehy this
summer with Louis/Family Tree, I found grandmother's siblings' stones and also
ggrandfather' and gggrandfather's stones (altho the stones were so worn -- no
dates). If the family tree you have of the Roths are >from that general area,
I would love to have a copy of it.

Thanks.

Szia

Betty Rosen
540 Maxwell Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish words #general

Jay A. Palmer <jpalmer2@...>
 

Konyukh is the Russian word for stableman/groom, supporting the reader who
suggested this as a Yiddish word, as well.

Funny note -- first thing I thought it sounded like was the Yiddish "ken
yikhus" -- people of no pedigree, or "no-accounts".

warshall@... wrote:

I am trying to translate parts of a Yizkor book and need
help with a few Yiddish words:

1. a broken-down wagon is described as "tsushedikt"

2. a collapsed horse is described as "gepeygert"

3. several groups of Jews are mentioned: shopkeepers,
butchers and "konyukhes"

4. a large public space is called a "rebeleh"

5. an impromptu flag is tied to an "eteseh"

6. a clumsy foolish fellow is called (among other names) a "latutnik"

7. Weinreich's dictionary says that "kitka" means a bit of putty, but
that doesn't fit in my context: a dancing Hasid is clapping two of
them together. Is there another meaning for the word?

Thanks in advance. I can make shrewd guesses about most of these, but
I hope somebody in this talented group really knows.


Stephen Warshall <warshall@...>
Gloucester, MA