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Mental Illness #general

Claire Petersky <petersky@...>
 

While people have discussed other inheritable illnesses as a means of
tracking down genealogical information, I was wondering if anyone has used
mental illnesses.

I was talking with someone who I believe is my 3rd cousin. After much
discussion, he hesistatingly revealed that his grandfather was mentally
ill, and so his father spent a fair bit of time in foster homes growing
up.

While this was a painful piece of family history for him to bring up, it
clinched for me that we were indeed related. I could then bring up the
cousins that I knew also had or now have mental illnesses, and he could
see that this was not a personal shame of some sort, but rather something
that could be attributed to heredity.

This conversation I had though brought up more issues for me to consider.
How were mental illnesses regarded in "the Old Country"? (the Old Country
in this case being Latvia) How about suicide? Is there a way I can use
this bit of medical family history to better draw in the blanks on the
family tree?

As always, many, many thanks for your help. This newsgroup has been
incredibly helpful, over and over again.

--
Claire Petersky


Searching: Rabbi Shragah FEIVISH, daughter Chaisheh #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

I am seeking information on the family of Rabbi Shragah FEIVISH and his
daughter, Chaisheh. Chaisheh died on "25 Tevet."

Stacy Harris


Efficient Search Strategies for Leo Baeck Institute #general

Howard Pelteson <howardp@...>
 

I will be in N.Y.C. only for a short time next month. I estimate I will have
4-6 hrs to devote to research. I am looking for Peltasons/ Peltesons from
Hamburg and Breslau early 1800's to late 1800's.
Can anyone suggest a time efficient strategy once I get there?

Howard Pelteson


Sutro Library Phonebooks #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

To: Any Northern California Researcher

I just visited Sutro Library in San Francisco and found that much to my
disappointment, their wonderful collection of old phonebooks has been
placed in storage. These were phonebooks >from various cities and various
years. They are no longer available at all. (SOB!) Evidently they were
placed in storage with the hope that some society or benefactor will have
them microfilmed.

Alan H. Rosen
Carmel Highlands, California


Mary Steinberg #general

Finey@...
 

I am in need of assistance in locating Mary STEINBERG or her family.
Mary is the sister of the late Harry GREENBERG of New Jersey and
Denver, CO. Harry was married to Blanche SACK GREENBERG of Hartford, CT.
She is now a resident of the Hebrew Home for the Aged in West Hartford,
CT. Please contact me at my E-mail address. TIA.
Bob Fineberg
Colorado Springs, CO.
family site http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Wood/9167/


Salt Lake City #general

Foodphile@...
 

I would appreciate it if someone who has been to, and is familiar with the FHC
in Salt Lake City would contact me privately. Thanks

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
Searching:
DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia
SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia - KETCHMAN Russia
KELLNER Russia - SUBMAN Russia
HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow, Poland
LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia


Family History #general

Elaine R. Barkin <ElaineRB@...>
 

Does anyone know of a website where I could search for information
regarding ancestors? One set came >from Boslov, Ukraine in 1909.

A friend of italian descent tells me that there is a site for
Americans of Italian ancestry where all you need do is type in the
family name and the name of the city they came from.
Is there anything comparable for Russian or Polish Jews who arrived
here during the first decade of this century ?
I have the original name and date of arrival in the US at Ellis Island
and recently spent some time in the naturalization office in NYC.

Many thanks.
Elaine Barkin
MODERATOR NOTE: Have you searched our very own JGFF at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff ?


Searching: Nachman and Azriel HaCOHEN #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

I am looking for information on the family of Nachman HaCOHEN and
his son, Azriel HaCOHEN. Azriel died on "3 of Shavat, Tarpeb" which, I
think was February, 1922.

Stacy Harris


Lodz records on my new web page #poland

Seflaum@...
 

To fellow Poland Researchers:
I have a list of many Jewish vital records of Lodz, obtained >from LDS
microfilm 1826-1877. Those pertaining to my focus of research, the Berger
family, may be accessed at: http://www.jewishgen.org/family/berger.html

There are additional selected records, with Akt numbers, which my Polish
mother is helping translate. I would like to contribute all of them to your
JRI-indexing effort. The coordinators should contact me privately at
Seflaum@aol.com. Thanks for your continuing efforts.
Shirley Flaum


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mental Illness #general

Claire Petersky <petersky@...>
 

While people have discussed other inheritable illnesses as a means of
tracking down genealogical information, I was wondering if anyone has used
mental illnesses.

I was talking with someone who I believe is my 3rd cousin. After much
discussion, he hesistatingly revealed that his grandfather was mentally
ill, and so his father spent a fair bit of time in foster homes growing
up.

While this was a painful piece of family history for him to bring up, it
clinched for me that we were indeed related. I could then bring up the
cousins that I knew also had or now have mental illnesses, and he could
see that this was not a personal shame of some sort, but rather something
that could be attributed to heredity.

This conversation I had though brought up more issues for me to consider.
How were mental illnesses regarded in "the Old Country"? (the Old Country
in this case being Latvia) How about suicide? Is there a way I can use
this bit of medical family history to better draw in the blanks on the
family tree?

As always, many, many thanks for your help. This newsgroup has been
incredibly helpful, over and over again.

--
Claire Petersky


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Rabbi Shragah FEIVISH, daughter Chaisheh #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

I am seeking information on the family of Rabbi Shragah FEIVISH and his
daughter, Chaisheh. Chaisheh died on "25 Tevet."

Stacy Harris


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Efficient Search Strategies for Leo Baeck Institute #general

Howard Pelteson <howardp@...>
 

I will be in N.Y.C. only for a short time next month. I estimate I will have
4-6 hrs to devote to research. I am looking for Peltasons/ Peltesons from
Hamburg and Breslau early 1800's to late 1800's.
Can anyone suggest a time efficient strategy once I get there?

Howard Pelteson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sutro Library Phonebooks #general

Alan H. Rosen
 

To: Any Northern California Researcher

I just visited Sutro Library in San Francisco and found that much to my
disappointment, their wonderful collection of old phonebooks has been
placed in storage. These were phonebooks >from various cities and various
years. They are no longer available at all. (SOB!) Evidently they were
placed in storage with the hope that some society or benefactor will have
them microfilmed.

Alan H. Rosen
Carmel Highlands, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mary Steinberg #general

Finey@...
 

I am in need of assistance in locating Mary STEINBERG or her family.
Mary is the sister of the late Harry GREENBERG of New Jersey and
Denver, CO. Harry was married to Blanche SACK GREENBERG of Hartford, CT.
She is now a resident of the Hebrew Home for the Aged in West Hartford,
CT. Please contact me at my E-mail address. TIA.
Bob Fineberg
Colorado Springs, CO.
family site http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Wood/9167/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Salt Lake City #general

Foodphile@...
 

I would appreciate it if someone who has been to, and is familiar with the FHC
in Salt Lake City would contact me privately. Thanks

Meryl Persky
Calabasas, Ca.
Searching:
DUNITZ (DUNETZ) Kovel, Russia
SALTZMAN Kovel, Russia - KETCHMAN Russia
KELLNER Russia - SUBMAN Russia
HIRSCH (HIRSH) Grybow, Poland
LEDER (LEDERER) Ryglic, Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family History #general

Elaine R. Barkin <ElaineRB@...>
 

Does anyone know of a website where I could search for information
regarding ancestors? One set came >from Boslov, Ukraine in 1909.

A friend of italian descent tells me that there is a site for
Americans of Italian ancestry where all you need do is type in the
family name and the name of the city they came from.
Is there anything comparable for Russian or Polish Jews who arrived
here during the first decade of this century ?
I have the original name and date of arrival in the US at Ellis Island
and recently spent some time in the naturalization office in NYC.

Many thanks.
Elaine Barkin
MODERATOR NOTE: Have you searched our very own JGFF at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff ?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Nachman and Azriel HaCOHEN #general

Stacy Harris <stacy.harris@...>
 

I am looking for information on the family of Nachman HaCOHEN and
his son, Azriel HaCOHEN. Azriel died on "3 of Shavat, Tarpeb" which, I
think was February, 1922.

Stacy Harris


JRI Poland #Poland Lodz records on my new web page #poland

Seflaum@...
 

To fellow Poland Researchers:
I have a list of many Jewish vital records of Lodz, obtained >from LDS
microfilm 1826-1877. Those pertaining to my focus of research, the Berger
family, may be accessed at: http://www.jewishgen.org/family/berger.html

There are additional selected records, with Akt numbers, which my Polish
mother is helping translate. I would like to contribute all of them to your
JRI-indexing effort. The coordinators should contact me privately at
Seflaum@aol.com. Thanks for your continuing efforts.
Shirley Flaum


Re: CATCH 22? How would you proceed? #general

A. E. Jordan
 

New York City archives are very tricky to deal with because there are multiple
sets. Don't go to the City Cleck's office because they will not let you see
anything. The best two places I have found is the New York Public Library on
42nd Street which has indexes of briths, deaths, marriages and the court house
at 31 Chambers Street -- room 103. Records in both locations vary by ttype,
for example the Department of Records at the court house has marriages to 1937
and deaths to 1948 but births only to 1909. But they let you do self searches
in the index and you can view microfilm copies of the original certificates.
Charge is $5 for a reader for the day.

Does anyone know of any other sources in New York City that let you do your
own research for records with later dates? I need 1940s wedding for example
and am running up against the Clerck's office and its rules.

Allan Jordan


Re: Sources for NYC obits #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Most all of the New York newspapers mentioned in the post about obit sources
can be found at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue in
New York. They have extensive microfilm collections of all of the city's
newspapers. Beyond that it is hit or miss at individual libraries. For
example I know many of the Long Island libraries have copies of Newsday, the
Long Island newspaper, but unfortunately it only started printing in 1940.

I will second the remark about finding paid obits in The New York Times and
don't forget to try the obit index that the Times printed. One volume covers
up to 1969 and another for the 1970s. They indexed all of the obits and in
the 1930s and 1940s many of the obits could have been two or three lines.
Sometimes it was not how famous the person was but under what circumstanves
they died or did the family have some connections in the city. I found one of
my great grandparents in there and I can assure you he was not famous. He was
a house painter who immigrated to the USA in 1904 running >from the Russian
draft.

In addition to the obit books, The New York Times has an extensive index (bound
book form) that is very useful. I believe it may have more in the way of
obits than the obit books themselves. The full index is done by year and
before about 1925 or so it was done quarterly so you have to check four
sections to do a single year.

Allan Jordan