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Looking For Relatives #latinamerica

Ivan Kampel <ikampel2@...>
 

I am seeking info on both my Father and Mother's relatives. Like most of y=
ou my family all died during the Holocaust in Poland.My Father and Mother c=
ame >from Ostrowiec, Poland my father had the name Abraham Chaim Kampel born=
in 1915, he had a brother in Brazil named Nuchun, however during the 1950'=
s there was a falling out between them. My small family is listed on the K=
ampel.com website. I am looking for relatives in South America.For My Moth=
er, her name was Sala Mutzmacher, born in 1917, who had relatives in the Ch=
icago-Skokie area in the 1950's 1960's named Sherman. I only know that the=
wife moved to South Florida sometime in the 1990's while my Mother was liv=
ing in Boca Raton, Fla.=EF=BB=BF
Ivan Kampel


2016 Conference Registration in Full Swing and Filled with Exciting Opportunities #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you have not already done so, early registration is now open through
April 30, on the Conference website, www.iajgs2016.org . Early
registration offers a $55 discount on the Conference. You may now
register for the Conference and reserve your hotel room upon finishing
Conference registration. Rooms at the Seattle Downtown Sheraton are
available at the Conference rate of $219 per night, plus tax, but only
through the Conference Registration page. Room reservations made
through other means will be at a substantially higher rate.

We hope to add SIG lunches, the Gala Banquet, and side tours to the
registration process in the next couple of weeks. You will have the
ability to go back in and add additional items at any time between now
and two weeks before the Conference, depending upon availability.

Registering early has a special perk -- a raffle will be held in early
May, after the closure of early registration. If you register in the
month of January, you will have 4 entries in the raffle; entering in
February will get you three entries. March registrants will receive two
entries, and those who register during the month of April will get one
entry. Prizes for the raffle will be announced shortly.

Preparations are ongoing for the Conference and we can promise you an
exciting experience. >from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Devin Naar, through
our Banquet Speaker, "Legal Genealogist" Judy Russel, some of the best
and brightest in the genealogy and Jewish genealogy fields are expected
to present on a variety of topics. The Conference theme is "The
Wandering Jew" and main tracks include The Sephardic Experience in the
United States, European Migrations, South American, Australian and South
African Branches, Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US, and Coming Home
to Israel.

A special and separate session will be held on Sunday morning, August 7.
This is designed for Jewish Educators and Educators >from all over the
world are invited to hear presentations revolving around teaching Jewish
genealogy to the youth of the world. Registration for these sessions is
also found on the Registration page, and registration includes a kosher
breakfast and lunch. If you are registering for both this session and
the Conference, a special rate is now available.

A number of presentations will be live streamed for those who either
can't attend, or have a tough time choosing between sessions they wish
to attend. You can get a discounted rate by registering now for LIVE!
on the Conference registration page, whether or not you are able to
attend. These presentations will be archived for at least three months
after the Conference. In addition, an early advance price for DVDs of
the audio and presentation slides of many of the presentations can also
be found there.

Finally, we still have a few cabins left for the Alaska cruises before
and after the Conference. For instructions on booking a cabin for
cruises to beautiful Alaska, see the blog on our website.
Unfortunately, due to Dept. of Homeland Security regulations, you can
only book cabins through our Travel Agent if you are a US citizen or
legal resident. All others can book directly with the cruise lines, but
you will not get a lower price, nor will they provide the help our
Travel Agent is offering to help you determine which side trips to take.
Each cruise has a number of options.

Your Co-chairs are excited about making this both an educational and fun
Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you August 7-12 in Seattle!

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


2016 Conference Registration in Full Swing and Filled with Exciting Opportunities #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you have not already done so, early registration is now open through
April 30, on the Conference website, www.iajgs2016.org. Early
registration offers a $55 discount on the Conference. You may now
register for the Conference and reserve your hotel room upon finishing
Conference registration. Rooms at the Seattle Downtown Sheraton are
available at the Conference rate of $219 per night, plus tax, but only
through the Conference Registration page. Room reservations made
through other means will be at a substantially higher rate.

We hope to add SIG lunches, the Gala Banquet, and side tours to the
registration process in the next couple of weeks. You will have the
ability to go back in and add additional items at any time between now
and two weeks before the Conference, depending upon availability.

Registering early has a special perk -- a drawing will be held in early
May, after the closure of early registration. If you register in the
month of January, you will have 4 entries in the drawing; entering in
February will get you three entries. March registrants will receive two
entries, and those who register during the month of April will get one
entry. Prizes for the drawing will be announced shortly.

Preparations are ongoing for the Conference and we can promise you an
exciting experience. >from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Devin Naar, through
our Banquet Speaker, "Legal Genealogist" Judy Russell, some of the best
and brightest in the genealogy and Jewish genealogy fields are expected
to present on a variety of topics. The Conference theme is "The
Wandering Jew" and main tracks include The Sephardic Experience in the
United States, European Migrations, South American, Australian and South
African Branches, Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US, and Coming Home
to Israel.

A special and separate session will be held on Sunday morning, August 7.
This is designed for Jewish Educators and Educators >from all over the
world are invited to hear presentations revolving around teaching Jewish
genealogy to the youth of the world. Registration for these sessions is
also found on the Registration page, and registration includes a kosher
breakfast and lunch. If you are registering for both this session and
the Conference, a special rate is now available.

A number of presentations will be live streamed for those who either
can't attend, or have a tough time choosing between sessions they wish
to attend. You can get a discounted rate by registering now for LIVE!
on the Conference registration page, whether or not you are able to
attend. These presentations will be archived for at least three months
after the Conference. In addition, an early advance price for DVDs of
the audio and presentation slides of many of the presentations can also
be found there.

Finally, we still have a few cabins left for the Alaska cruises before
and after the Conference. For instructions on booking a cabin for
cruises to beautiful Alaska, see the blog on our website. Unfortunately,
due to Dept. of Homeland Security regulations, you can only book cabins
through our Travel Agent if you are a US citizen or legal resident. All
others can book directly with the cruise lines, but you will not get a
lower price, nor will they provide the help our Travel Agent is offering
to help you determine which side trips to take. Each cruise has a
number of options.

Your Co-chairs are excited about making this both an educational and fun
Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you August 7-12 in Seattle!

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Latin America #LatinAmerica Looking For Relatives #latinamerica

Ivan Kampel <ikampel2@...>
 

I am seeking info on both my Father and Mother's relatives. Like most of y=
ou my family all died during the Holocaust in Poland.My Father and Mother c=
ame >from Ostrowiec, Poland my father had the name Abraham Chaim Kampel born=
in 1915, he had a brother in Brazil named Nuchun, however during the 1950'=
s there was a falling out between them. My small family is listed on the K=
ampel.com website. I am looking for relatives in South America.For My Moth=
er, her name was Sala Mutzmacher, born in 1917, who had relatives in the Ch=
icago-Skokie area in the 1950's 1960's named Sherman. I only know that the=
wife moved to South Florida sometime in the 1990's while my Mother was liv=
ing in Boca Raton, Fla.=EF=BB=BF
Ivan Kampel


Latin America #LatinAmerica 2016 Conference Registration in Full Swing and Filled with Exciting Opportunities #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you have not already done so, early registration is now open through
April 30, on the Conference website, www.iajgs2016.org . Early
registration offers a $55 discount on the Conference. You may now
register for the Conference and reserve your hotel room upon finishing
Conference registration. Rooms at the Seattle Downtown Sheraton are
available at the Conference rate of $219 per night, plus tax, but only
through the Conference Registration page. Room reservations made
through other means will be at a substantially higher rate.

We hope to add SIG lunches, the Gala Banquet, and side tours to the
registration process in the next couple of weeks. You will have the
ability to go back in and add additional items at any time between now
and two weeks before the Conference, depending upon availability.

Registering early has a special perk -- a raffle will be held in early
May, after the closure of early registration. If you register in the
month of January, you will have 4 entries in the raffle; entering in
February will get you three entries. March registrants will receive two
entries, and those who register during the month of April will get one
entry. Prizes for the raffle will be announced shortly.

Preparations are ongoing for the Conference and we can promise you an
exciting experience. >from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Devin Naar, through
our Banquet Speaker, "Legal Genealogist" Judy Russel, some of the best
and brightest in the genealogy and Jewish genealogy fields are expected
to present on a variety of topics. The Conference theme is "The
Wandering Jew" and main tracks include The Sephardic Experience in the
United States, European Migrations, South American, Australian and South
African Branches, Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US, and Coming Home
to Israel.

A special and separate session will be held on Sunday morning, August 7.
This is designed for Jewish Educators and Educators >from all over the
world are invited to hear presentations revolving around teaching Jewish
genealogy to the youth of the world. Registration for these sessions is
also found on the Registration page, and registration includes a kosher
breakfast and lunch. If you are registering for both this session and
the Conference, a special rate is now available.

A number of presentations will be live streamed for those who either
can't attend, or have a tough time choosing between sessions they wish
to attend. You can get a discounted rate by registering now for LIVE!
on the Conference registration page, whether or not you are able to
attend. These presentations will be archived for at least three months
after the Conference. In addition, an early advance price for DVDs of
the audio and presentation slides of many of the presentations can also
be found there.

Finally, we still have a few cabins left for the Alaska cruises before
and after the Conference. For instructions on booking a cabin for
cruises to beautiful Alaska, see the blog on our website.
Unfortunately, due to Dept. of Homeland Security regulations, you can
only book cabins through our Travel Agent if you are a US citizen or
legal resident. All others can book directly with the cruise lines, but
you will not get a lower price, nor will they provide the help our
Travel Agent is offering to help you determine which side trips to take.
Each cruise has a number of options.

Your Co-chairs are excited about making this both an educational and fun
Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you August 7-12 in Seattle!

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Latin America #LatinAmerica 2016 Conference Registration in Full Swing and Filled with Exciting Opportunities #latinamerica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you have not already done so, early registration is now open through
April 30, on the Conference website, www.iajgs2016.org. Early
registration offers a $55 discount on the Conference. You may now
register for the Conference and reserve your hotel room upon finishing
Conference registration. Rooms at the Seattle Downtown Sheraton are
available at the Conference rate of $219 per night, plus tax, but only
through the Conference Registration page. Room reservations made
through other means will be at a substantially higher rate.

We hope to add SIG lunches, the Gala Banquet, and side tours to the
registration process in the next couple of weeks. You will have the
ability to go back in and add additional items at any time between now
and two weeks before the Conference, depending upon availability.

Registering early has a special perk -- a drawing will be held in early
May, after the closure of early registration. If you register in the
month of January, you will have 4 entries in the drawing; entering in
February will get you three entries. March registrants will receive two
entries, and those who register during the month of April will get one
entry. Prizes for the drawing will be announced shortly.

Preparations are ongoing for the Conference and we can promise you an
exciting experience. >from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Devin Naar, through
our Banquet Speaker, "Legal Genealogist" Judy Russell, some of the best
and brightest in the genealogy and Jewish genealogy fields are expected
to present on a variety of topics. The Conference theme is "The
Wandering Jew" and main tracks include The Sephardic Experience in the
United States, European Migrations, South American, Australian and South
African Branches, Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US, and Coming Home
to Israel.

A special and separate session will be held on Sunday morning, August 7.
This is designed for Jewish Educators and Educators >from all over the
world are invited to hear presentations revolving around teaching Jewish
genealogy to the youth of the world. Registration for these sessions is
also found on the Registration page, and registration includes a kosher
breakfast and lunch. If you are registering for both this session and
the Conference, a special rate is now available.

A number of presentations will be live streamed for those who either
can't attend, or have a tough time choosing between sessions they wish
to attend. You can get a discounted rate by registering now for LIVE!
on the Conference registration page, whether or not you are able to
attend. These presentations will be archived for at least three months
after the Conference. In addition, an early advance price for DVDs of
the audio and presentation slides of many of the presentations can also
be found there.

Finally, we still have a few cabins left for the Alaska cruises before
and after the Conference. For instructions on booking a cabin for
cruises to beautiful Alaska, see the blog on our website. Unfortunately,
due to Dept. of Homeland Security regulations, you can only book cabins
through our Travel Agent if you are a US citizen or legal resident. All
others can book directly with the cruise lines, but you will not get a
lower price, nor will they provide the help our Travel Agent is offering
to help you determine which side trips to take. Each cruise has a
number of options.

Your Co-chairs are excited about making this both an educational and fun
Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you August 7-12 in Seattle!

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman


Class in Ancestry on Staten Island, NY, 1/29 #general

Bob Kosovsky
 

Those new to genealogy might be interested in attending a free class
introducing Ancestry Library edition ("Ancestry Library" is what Ancestry.com is
called when provided by a library). The class is given by staff of the New
York Public Library.

The class will take place Friday afternoon, 2-4 PM at the TechConnect Lab in the
St. George Library Center, located near the ferry landing in Staten Island, NY.

http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/01/29/ancestry-library-edition


Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Skienewice: PIFKO, PIWKO


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Class in Ancestry on Staten Island, NY, 1/29 #general

Bob Kosovsky
 

Those new to genealogy might be interested in attending a free class
introducing Ancestry Library edition ("Ancestry Library" is what Ancestry.com is
called when provided by a library). The class is given by staff of the New
York Public Library.

The class will take place Friday afternoon, 2-4 PM at the TechConnect Lab in the
St. George Library Center, located near the ferry landing in Staten Island, NY.

http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/01/29/ancestry-library-edition


Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Skienewice: PIFKO, PIWKO


Follow up question to Emigration to Eretz Israel #lithuania

nk
 

Last week I posted a question in an effort to find information on a
relative whose name appeared on the Panevezys District Group
Emigration to Eretz Israel (1933) list.

This individual's name does not appear in the Citizenship Files from=
the Israel Archives. My question is did all individuals who were
allowed to emigrate do so? What routes were typically taken? Were
there organizations who aided these individuals emigration or were they
left on their own to navigate their travels?

Thank you.

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, IL


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Follow up question to Emigration to Eretz Israel #lithuania

nk
 

Last week I posted a question in an effort to find information on a
relative whose name appeared on the Panevezys District Group
Emigration to Eretz Israel (1933) list.

This individual's name does not appear in the Citizenship Files from=
the Israel Archives. My question is did all individuals who were
allowed to emigrate do so? What routes were typically taken? Were
there organizations who aided these individuals emigration or were they
left on their own to navigate their travels?

Thank you.

Michele Zell Kanter
Skokie, IL


Looking For Relatives -- KAMPEL, MUTZMACHER from Ostrowiec, Poland #poland

Ivan Kampel <ikampel2@...>
 

I am seeking info on both my Father and Mother's relatives. Like for
most of you my family all died during the Holocaust in Poland. My
Father and Mother came >from Ostrowiec, Poland my father had the
name Abraham Chaim Kampel born in 1915, he had a brother in Brazil
named Nuchun, however during the 1950's there was a falling out
between them. My small family is listed on the Kampel.com website.
I am looking for relatives in South America.

For My Mother, her name was Sala Mutzmacher, born in 1917, who had
relatives in the Chicago-Skokie area in the 1950's 1960's named
Sherman. I only know that the wife moved to South Florida sometime
in the 1990's while my Mother was living in Boca Raton, Fla.

Ivan Kampel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with specific family
information. Suggestions for research methods or resources may
be shared with the list.


JRI Poland #Poland Looking For Relatives -- KAMPEL, MUTZMACHER from Ostrowiec, Poland #poland

Ivan Kampel <ikampel2@...>
 

I am seeking info on both my Father and Mother's relatives. Like for
most of you my family all died during the Holocaust in Poland. My
Father and Mother came >from Ostrowiec, Poland my father had the
name Abraham Chaim Kampel born in 1915, he had a brother in Brazil
named Nuchun, however during the 1950's there was a falling out
between them. My small family is listed on the Kampel.com website.
I am looking for relatives in South America.

For My Mother, her name was Sala Mutzmacher, born in 1917, who had
relatives in the Chicago-Skokie area in the 1950's 1960's named
Sherman. I only know that the wife moved to South Florida sometime
in the 1990's while my Mother was living in Boca Raton, Fla.

Ivan Kampel

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with specific family
information. Suggestions for research methods or resources may
be shared with the list.


Two Chldren, Same Name #germany

D@...
 

In Baden, two girls were born (to the same parents) two days apart but
received nearly the same name.

Amalie (Malche) was born on May 1, 1848, and lived until 1912.
Amalia was born two days later on May 3, 1848, and died as a young child
in 1851.

1) Why would the two girls have been given the same names, separated by
such slight spelling and pronunciation differences? Is that a custom for
twins (in case they were twins)? Any other explanation?

2) Is it possible that the second child, born two days later, was not
healthy and not expected to live long?

Thank you in advance, D. Sage Massachusetts D@SageFamily.org


German SIG #Germany Two Chldren, Same Name #germany

D@...
 

In Baden, two girls were born (to the same parents) two days apart but
received nearly the same name.

Amalie (Malche) was born on May 1, 1848, and lived until 1912.
Amalia was born two days later on May 3, 1848, and died as a young child
in 1851.

1) Why would the two girls have been given the same names, separated by
such slight spelling and pronunciation differences? Is that a custom for
twins (in case they were twins)? Any other explanation?

2) Is it possible that the second child, born two days later, was not
healthy and not expected to live long?

Thank you in advance, D. Sage Massachusetts D@SageFamily.org


Re: "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy" #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

As a librarian, personally, I find it easier to look things up on
library catalogs by author or title. There's too much chance for
typographical errors when typing a multi-digit number! Of course,
these days, some catalogs are very primitive and ask the patron to
type search terms into a box and then finds those words in any field
of the record, resulting in a lot of false hits. I prefer advanced
catalog searches that allow patrons to specify whether they are
searching for author, title, subject, etc.

The OCLC version of the ISBN number has the first thirteen digits the
same as the other number submitted, but without the hyphens. I'm not
sure *what* the second group of digits is for!

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 GerSIGmod@gmail.com wrote:
......... > Concerning the current, 2015, edition of "Getting Started",
WorldCat's info on that edition says ISBN 9780983697572 0983697574
The book itself says ISBN 978-0-9836975-7-2


German SIG #Germany Re: "Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy" #germany

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
 

As a librarian, personally, I find it easier to look things up on
library catalogs by author or title. There's too much chance for
typographical errors when typing a multi-digit number! Of course,
these days, some catalogs are very primitive and ask the patron to
type search terms into a box and then finds those words in any field
of the record, resulting in a lot of false hits. I prefer advanced
catalog searches that allow patrons to specify whether they are
searching for author, title, subject, etc.

The OCLC version of the ISBN number has the first thirteen digits the
same as the other number submitted, but without the hyphens. I'm not
sure *what* the second group of digits is for!

Peace, Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Hyde Park, NY christine3cats@gmail.com

On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 GerSIGmod@gmail.com wrote:
......... > Concerning the current, 2015, edition of "Getting Started",
WorldCat's info on that edition says ISBN 9780983697572 0983697574
The book itself says ISBN 978-0-9836975-7-2


Re: French and German names during the Napoleonic liberation of the Palatine #germany

Sam Schulman
 

In answer to Steve Jaron <sjaron@gmail.com>'s question about French
and German names during the Napoleonic liberation of the Palatine:
In my experience with records in my ancestors' town of Gaugrehweiler,
which became part of a deparment of France, I've found that it depends
on the French official who happened to be in charge of the records.
But both gentlemen tended silently to "Frenchify" German names if
there was an obvious way to do so, with no reference to or note of the
earlier form of the name.
This practice continues in France today, where my pronunciation of the
cigarette brand, Malboro, was corrected. (When I protested that it
was an American brand which referred to an English name, the waiter
informed me "we give it the French pronunciation here, monsieur.")
By the way, I also find the handwriting of these two officials much
easier to decipher - it is almost identical to 20th century script -
than that of the Germans who preceded and succeeded them.

Sam Schulman <samschulman@gmail.com>


German SIG #Germany Re: French and German names during the Napoleonic liberation of the Palatine #germany

Sam Schulman
 

In answer to Steve Jaron <sjaron@gmail.com>'s question about French
and German names during the Napoleonic liberation of the Palatine:
In my experience with records in my ancestors' town of Gaugrehweiler,
which became part of a deparment of France, I've found that it depends
on the French official who happened to be in charge of the records.
But both gentlemen tended silently to "Frenchify" German names if
there was an obvious way to do so, with no reference to or note of the
earlier form of the name.
This practice continues in France today, where my pronunciation of the
cigarette brand, Malboro, was corrected. (When I protested that it
was an American brand which referred to an English name, the waiter
informed me "we give it the French pronunciation here, monsieur.")
By the way, I also find the handwriting of these two officials much
easier to decipher - it is almost identical to 20th century script -
than that of the Germans who preceded and succeeded them.

Sam Schulman <samschulman@gmail.com>


Seeking My Great-Granduncle's Naturalization Papers #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

I'm hoping someone might help me track down the naturalization papers of
my great-granduncle, Mordche Auerbach.

The only documentation I have for him so far is his Ellis Island passenger record.
According to that record, he sailed >from Rotterdam on board the SS Noordam,
arriving in New York on May 16, 1906. His age at arrival was 21, he was single,
and his occupation was locksmith. His nationality was Russian, and his last
residence was Kishinev. He was going to join his brother, "S. Aberbauch," in New
York. "S . Aberbauch" was my great-grandfather, Shoil (Sam) Auerbach. The
address given is the address of a family friend whose name appears in my
great-grandfather's Ellis Island passenger record, New York City marriage
certificate and naturalization papers.

Mordche's Ellis Island passenger record contains the following notation
at the top of columns 6-10: "2x-50720 (505) 10-21-39 (C.L. 205 - 11/8/39)." Using
one of JewishGen's excellent info files
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/>;, I interpret that notation to mean
District 2 (Southern NY), Application Number 50720, Form 505, Verification Date
10-21-39, and Certificate of Landing dated 11-8-39.

My father remembers an "Uncle Max," but doesn't remember anything about him. So,
it's likely that Mordche was Max, although another "Americanized" name, like
Morris or Morton, wouldn't be out of the question.

My question is where do I go >from here? I've tried diving into the naturalization
indexes available on ItalianGen and FamilySearch, but had no luck.

Even if it's not possible to locate my great-granduncle's naturalization papers,
I'd be grateful for any other documentation relating to him. The name "Max
Auerbach" is surprisingly common, and if one adds other first names to the mix,
the task obviously becomes even more challenging.

Thanks very much for your help.

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

Researching:
ARONSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine), AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, Moldova),
BENJAMIN (Ostroleka, Poland), BLODEK (Krakow, Poland), KHAKIM (Maisiagala /
Musninkai/ Vilnius, Lithuania), KAPLAN (Koidanov / Minsk, Belarus), LEVINE /LEVIN
(Traby / Vilnius, Lithuania), MINKIN (Rezekne / Kaunata, Latvia),
NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa, Ukraine), PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England &
Tarnow / Krakow, Poland), ROSENLICHT (Krakow, Poland), TAFFET (Krakow, Poland)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking My Great-Granduncle's Naturalization Papers #general

Paul A. Auerbach
 

I'm hoping someone might help me track down the naturalization papers of
my great-granduncle, Mordche Auerbach.

The only documentation I have for him so far is his Ellis Island passenger record.
According to that record, he sailed >from Rotterdam on board the SS Noordam,
arriving in New York on May 16, 1906. His age at arrival was 21, he was single,
and his occupation was locksmith. His nationality was Russian, and his last
residence was Kishinev. He was going to join his brother, "S. Aberbauch," in New
York. "S . Aberbauch" was my great-grandfather, Shoil (Sam) Auerbach. The
address given is the address of a family friend whose name appears in my
great-grandfather's Ellis Island passenger record, New York City marriage
certificate and naturalization papers.

Mordche's Ellis Island passenger record contains the following notation
at the top of columns 6-10: "2x-50720 (505) 10-21-39 (C.L. 205 - 11/8/39)." Using
one of JewishGen's excellent info files
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/>;, I interpret that notation to mean
District 2 (Southern NY), Application Number 50720, Form 505, Verification Date
10-21-39, and Certificate of Landing dated 11-8-39.

My father remembers an "Uncle Max," but doesn't remember anything about him. So,
it's likely that Mordche was Max, although another "Americanized" name, like
Morris or Morton, wouldn't be out of the question.

My question is where do I go >from here? I've tried diving into the naturalization
indexes available on ItalianGen and FamilySearch, but had no luck.

Even if it's not possible to locate my great-granduncle's naturalization papers,
I'd be grateful for any other documentation relating to him. The name "Max
Auerbach" is surprisingly common, and if one adds other first names to the mix,
the task obviously becomes even more challenging.

Thanks very much for your help.

Paul Auerbach
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

Researching:
ARONSON (Podolia (Gubernia), Ukraine), AUERBACH / AVERBUKH (Chisinau, Moldova),
BENJAMIN (Ostroleka, Poland), BLODEK (Krakow, Poland), KHAKIM (Maisiagala /
Musninkai/ Vilnius, Lithuania), KAPLAN (Koidanov / Minsk, Belarus), LEVINE /LEVIN
(Traby / Vilnius, Lithuania), MINKIN (Rezekne / Kaunata, Latvia),
NEEDLE / NUDELL (Odessa, Ukraine), PELICAN / PELIKAN (London, England &
Tarnow / Krakow, Poland), ROSENLICHT (Krakow, Poland), TAFFET (Krakow, Poland)

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