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Writing Poland for Records #general

Unsprung <BLOODP1@...>
 

I do not speak Polish but wish to write a letter to Poland requesting
genealogical information on my great-grandfather (whatever might be
available). I know his place and date of birth. The town is Podegrodzie
in the Province of Nowy Sacz. When my grandfather was born there in
1876, it was Austria. He was Jewish.

I have a few questions:
Who do I write? Name address, etc.
Where can I find a sample letter in Polish so I can copy it?
Where would genealogical records reside? Do I write the government or
the local synagogue? Was the local synagogue destroyed in the war?

Do you have any other suggestions?
E-mail me. Thank you.

M. Unsprung

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consult our Infofiles at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles for some answers.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Writing Poland for Records #general

Unsprung <BLOODP1@...>
 

I do not speak Polish but wish to write a letter to Poland requesting
genealogical information on my great-grandfather (whatever might be
available). I know his place and date of birth. The town is Podegrodzie
in the Province of Nowy Sacz. When my grandfather was born there in
1876, it was Austria. He was Jewish.

I have a few questions:
Who do I write? Name address, etc.
Where can I find a sample letter in Polish so I can copy it?
Where would genealogical records reside? Do I write the government or
the local synagogue? Was the local synagogue destroyed in the war?

Do you have any other suggestions?
E-mail me. Thank you.

M. Unsprung

MODERATOR NOTE: Please consult our Infofiles at
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles for some answers.


STARKMAN #general

Al & Chris Stark <bbbayou@...>
 

My Grandfather was Abraham Starkman born Lublin, at that time Russia,
now Poland in 1882. Arrived here in 1907. While researching washington
Nat. Archives I came across another Abraham, born Warsaw 1894. Came NY
1913, Lived at 73-75 Ave C NYC, NY
Al Stark


*Re: Mystery Shtetl #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Deborah,

Look, this is really a *wild guess*, but how about the shtetl "Sednev",
today in Ukraine, but, in the last century, located in Galicia
(southeastern Poland).

Why? Because if a census interviewer would ask a person _who doesn't speaks
English_ ">from which 'place' s/he came", the person could have answered
with "Pleijtsednev". "Pleijts" could be the yiddish phonetic for "place",
and what the person was trying to say is "I came >from a place called
Sednev". The censor could have taken it for "Pleijsegneb".

I repeat, this is a *very wild* guess. I tried to find all variations of
the name you gave, including "Gnev", "Egnev" and Plejtzenev", but found
nothing.

BTW the Soundex code for "Pleijsegneb" and "Pleijtsednev" is the same :)

good luck
Tom

Subject: Mystery Shtetl
From: ddworski@erols.com
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 13:35:31 -0800

Could some of the geography gurus in the Discussion Group please help me
identify the following mystery shtetl?

A census enumerator wrote that my great-grandparents'(surname: GOLDSTEIN)
birthplace was "Pleijsegneb, Poland." This information appeared on the
soundex/index card for the 1920 U.S. Census. Perhaps this is a phonetic
spelling?
Sincerely,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen STARKMAN #general

Al & Chris Stark <bbbayou@...>
 

My Grandfather was Abraham Starkman born Lublin, at that time Russia,
now Poland in 1882. Arrived here in 1907. While researching washington
Nat. Archives I came across another Abraham, born Warsaw 1894. Came NY
1913, Lived at 73-75 Ave C NYC, NY
Al Stark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen *Re: Mystery Shtetl #general

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear Deborah,

Look, this is really a *wild guess*, but how about the shtetl "Sednev",
today in Ukraine, but, in the last century, located in Galicia
(southeastern Poland).

Why? Because if a census interviewer would ask a person _who doesn't speaks
English_ ">from which 'place' s/he came", the person could have answered
with "Pleijtsednev". "Pleijts" could be the yiddish phonetic for "place",
and what the person was trying to say is "I came >from a place called
Sednev". The censor could have taken it for "Pleijsegneb".

I repeat, this is a *very wild* guess. I tried to find all variations of
the name you gave, including "Gnev", "Egnev" and Plejtzenev", but found
nothing.

BTW the Soundex code for "Pleijsegneb" and "Pleijtsednev" is the same :)

good luck
Tom

Subject: Mystery Shtetl
From: ddworski@erols.com
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 13:35:31 -0800

Could some of the geography gurus in the Discussion Group please help me
identify the following mystery shtetl?

A census enumerator wrote that my great-grandparents'(surname: GOLDSTEIN)
birthplace was "Pleijsegneb, Poland." This information appeared on the
soundex/index card for the 1920 U.S. Census. Perhaps this is a phonetic
spelling?
Sincerely,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.


Re: Heidelberg University #general

Luqman Valentine Narvey <lvn@...>
 

Here is the English website URL for Heidelberg University.
You can probably get to the registrar through there.

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html

Marc Schwartz wrote:
I have just been informed that my great-gradfather
Michael Schwartz attended Heidelberg University
sometimes between 1885-1898.

Luqman Valentine Narvey


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Heidelberg University #general

Luqman Valentine Narvey <lvn@...>
 

Here is the English website URL for Heidelberg University.
You can probably get to the registrar through there.

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html

Marc Schwartz wrote:
I have just been informed that my great-gradfather
Michael Schwartz attended Heidelberg University
sometimes between 1885-1898.

Luqman Valentine Narvey


SSDI records/answers to requests #general

Lumenasan@...
 

I've been following this thread with some concern. So, when I recently
sent off a request letter for Social Security records, I enclosed a stamped
postcard addressed to myself. On the back were a couple of lines for the
recipient to check off.

Request received and in process______
Request received this date______________
Any idea how long this will take?_________

Thank you for filling out and returning this card.

I got the postcard back within two weeks. And although I have not yet
received the records, it is comforting to be sure the request is in process.
I think that if one wants to be sure the request has been received, it
behooves us to make sure it is as easy as possible for the government worker
to let us know.

I always enclosed an SASE if I want an answer to a request, no matter who I
am asking.

Sandra Grabosky
Seattle, WA

GRABOSKY, WOECKECOSFSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SSDI records/answers to requests #general

Lumenasan@...
 

I've been following this thread with some concern. So, when I recently
sent off a request letter for Social Security records, I enclosed a stamped
postcard addressed to myself. On the back were a couple of lines for the
recipient to check off.

Request received and in process______
Request received this date______________
Any idea how long this will take?_________

Thank you for filling out and returning this card.

I got the postcard back within two weeks. And although I have not yet
received the records, it is comforting to be sure the request is in process.
I think that if one wants to be sure the request has been received, it
behooves us to make sure it is as easy as possible for the government worker
to let us know.

I always enclosed an SASE if I want an answer to a request, no matter who I
am asking.

Sandra Grabosky
Seattle, WA

GRABOSKY, WOECKECOSFSKY


Jewish Cemetery Ass'n of MA #general

Bert Lazerow <lazer@...>
 

You asked about finding your ancestor's grave in Boston MA.
The easiest way is to contact the Jewish Cemetery Ass'n of MA. I have
always called them, rather than written, and they look it up while I wait
and provide the information, so I do not know how well they respond to
letters. My impression is that they have been quite friendly and helpful.
Whether they could find her without a surname is more doubtful. Perhaps
they have an index that would include maiden names.
Warning, however. The Ass'n does not include all the Jewish cemeteries in
the Boston area, and they will not have information for non-member
cemeteries. So the fact that they may have no information does not mean
that your relatives were not buried in the Boston area. If you had a
surname, the official records are open for public inspection.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
U. of San Diego Law School, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@acusd.edu, fax 619-260-2230, phone (619)260-4597


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Cemetery Ass'n of MA #general

Bert Lazerow <lazer@...>
 

You asked about finding your ancestor's grave in Boston MA.
The easiest way is to contact the Jewish Cemetery Ass'n of MA. I have
always called them, rather than written, and they look it up while I wait
and provide the information, so I do not know how well they respond to
letters. My impression is that they have been quite friendly and helpful.
Whether they could find her without a surname is more doubtful. Perhaps
they have an index that would include maiden names.
Warning, however. The Ass'n does not include all the Jewish cemeteries in
the Boston area, and they will not have information for non-member
cemeteries. So the fact that they may have no information does not mean
that your relatives were not buried in the Boston area. If you had a
surname, the official records are open for public inspection.
Bert
Herbert Lazerow
U. of San Diego Law School, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492
lazer@acusd.edu, fax 619-260-2230, phone (619)260-4597


Tapelau, Lithuania? #general

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

I'm searching for the birthplace of my great, great, grandfather. According
to some material found in Swedish archives he was born in "Tapelau,
Russia". Tapelau is probably a germanised variant of the local name.
According to family stories he was >from somewhere around Vilna. When
searching at the shtetl seeker I have found two places which are rather
likely to be the place I'm looking for: Tabaliai (115,4 miles WNW from
Vilna) and Tubeliai (86 miles WNW >from Vilna).

Does anyone knows if some of these to places could be Tapelau or if it is a
completely another place somewhere.

Adam Katzeff
Malmo, Sweden

Searching:
KATZEFF: "Tapelau", Lithuania; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm and Goteborg,
Sweden; Kobenhavn, Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland
NEMZOFF: Gub. Vitebsk; Stockholm and Goteborg, Sweden; Kobenhavn, Denmark


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tapelau, Lithuania? #general

Adam Katzeff <adam.katzeff@...>
 

I'm searching for the birthplace of my great, great, grandfather. According
to some material found in Swedish archives he was born in "Tapelau,
Russia". Tapelau is probably a germanised variant of the local name.
According to family stories he was >from somewhere around Vilna. When
searching at the shtetl seeker I have found two places which are rather
likely to be the place I'm looking for: Tabaliai (115,4 miles WNW from
Vilna) and Tubeliai (86 miles WNW >from Vilna).

Does anyone knows if some of these to places could be Tapelau or if it is a
completely another place somewhere.

Adam Katzeff
Malmo, Sweden

Searching:
KATZEFF: "Tapelau", Lithuania; Parnu, Estonia; Stockholm and Goteborg,
Sweden; Kobenhavn, Denmark; Glasgow, Scotland
NEMZOFF: Gub. Vitebsk; Stockholm and Goteborg, Sweden; Kobenhavn, Denmark


Budapest Directories #general

Lebn@...
 

Looking for Budapest City Directories >from the late 1800s or early 1900s.
I have checked the Discussion Group Archives and the Hungarian SIG Lists
Archives and found nothing about this subject. I have tried the Library of
Congress and local libraries and have come up empty. Surely this major
capital city had directories. If anyone knows how to locate these, please
email me privately. Thank you.

Eleanor Bien
lebn@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Budapest Directories #general

Lebn@...
 

Looking for Budapest City Directories >from the late 1800s or early 1900s.
I have checked the Discussion Group Archives and the Hungarian SIG Lists
Archives and found nothing about this subject. I have tried the Library of
Congress and local libraries and have come up empty. Surely this major
capital city had directories. If anyone knows how to locate these, please
email me privately. Thank you.

Eleanor Bien
lebn@aol.com


Camp Survivors #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

Thanks to Mr. P.B. Dorman, the following Polish survivors have been
identified. All named BROCHSZTAJN, and found in Lodz in 1946. I ask
for your assistance in locating these people or their off spring.


Birth
Name / Date / Parents / 1939 Location
________________________________________________

Izaac 1916 Szlama
Chaja Kobryn

Roza 1924 Chaim
Syma Kobryn


Zofia 1923 Jankiel
Gitla Warsaw

Morddochaj
1917 Jankiel
Gitla Warsaw


Thank all of you in advance for your help.

Harry


Camp Survivors II #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

I have been provided the following names, members of the BROCHSZTAJN
family, who survived the camps in Poland and who were found in Warsaw
in 1946.

Birth
Name / Year / Parents / 1939 Location

Eugeniusz 1912 Samuel
Sara Wilno

Paulina 1907 Markus
Helena Wilno

Sara 1888 Markus
Rachela Wilno


Would appreciate you assistance in finding these people or members of
their family.

Harry


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Camp Survivors #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

Thanks to Mr. P.B. Dorman, the following Polish survivors have been
identified. All named BROCHSZTAJN, and found in Lodz in 1946. I ask
for your assistance in locating these people or their off spring.


Birth
Name / Date / Parents / 1939 Location
________________________________________________

Izaac 1916 Szlama
Chaja Kobryn

Roza 1924 Chaim
Syma Kobryn


Zofia 1923 Jankiel
Gitla Warsaw

Morddochaj
1917 Jankiel
Gitla Warsaw


Thank all of you in advance for your help.

Harry


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Camp Survivors II #general

COL HARRY E STEIN <YTPT23A@...>
 

I have been provided the following names, members of the BROCHSZTAJN
family, who survived the camps in Poland and who were found in Warsaw
in 1946.

Birth
Name / Year / Parents / 1939 Location

Eugeniusz 1912 Samuel
Sara Wilno

Paulina 1907 Markus
Helena Wilno

Sara 1888 Markus
Rachela Wilno


Would appreciate you assistance in finding these people or members of
their family.

Harry