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Re: When were Jews in Galicia (Poland and now Ukraine) allowed to have passports? #galicia

Meyer Denn
 

Where would one go to find an application for a passport from 1920?
 
Meyer Denn
Beit Shemesh, Israel


Re: Libraries with Ancestry Remote Access Through ProQuest Has Been Extended Through June 30 #announcements

EdrieAnne Broughton
 

In ordinary times, you can access Ancestry Library addition only at the physical library building.  I know some libraries and Ancestry have made it possible to access from home but haven't needed to do it so I don't know the procedure.  ProQuest in the past made both home access and library access possible, using your library card.  I used to use ProQuest as an alternate search engine for census searches but they switched to using the same search engine as Ancestry which made it totally useless for searching different parameters.  I used it to search without using a surname...which I found useful in searching for Serrings who were often transcribed and indexed as Lerrings, Lerings and any number of variations.  Thanks for reminding me to see what ProQuest is doing.  
 
EdrieAnne Broughton
Vacaville, California


Re: Libraries with Ancestry Remote Access Through ProQuest Has Been Extended Through June 30 #announcements

David Hamermesh
 

I got the following link after logging in:
 
Here's what I did to get to see that link on the New York Public Library website:
1) Go to NYPL.org
2) Click on Log In, choose "Log Into the Research Catalog", and enter my information
3) Click on Research
4) Click on Expanded Access to Databases
5) See the Ancestry link in the second group of links
 
Good luck!
 
David Hamermesh
Jackson Heights, NY
 


Seeking birth record for Ura Samuel BECKERMAN, born Kerch, Kharkiv or Henichesk 1919 #ukraine #general

Peter Lobbenberg
 


Ura Samuel BECKERMAN was born in either Kerch, Kharkiv or Henichesk - accounts vary - on February 8, 1919.  What are the prospects of being able to trace his birth record?  Is it even likely to be possible, and if so, how would one best set about it? 

I appreciate that Kerch in particular is in the Crimea, and is therefore currently inaccessible.

Grateful thanks in advance,
Peter Lobbenberg, London, UK


Re: Jewish Prostitution (was Re: Jewish Argentinians) #latinamerica

kosfiszer8@...
 

Jewish prostitution in Brazil also happened and is now being studied. See the documentary on youtube by Verena Kael & Matile Teles titled "Aquelas Mulheres" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3oqipCtBcA . And also a program on the same subject at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is4aQFsc0ds.

Angel Kosfiszer - Richardson - Texas


Gurevitch #belarus #general

Dennis Flavell
 

Seeking information on GUREVICH , Hyman born 1875 in Krasnoluksk and his father born Kholopeichi, Borisov, 1849 name Shaya.
Dennis Flavell, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Re: ViewMate translation request - 4 Yiddish postcards #translation #yiddish

kosfiszer8@...
 

I can't open the cards. Sorry

Angel Kosfiszer


Re: Libraries with Ancestry Remote Access Through ProQuest Has Been Extended Through June 30 #announcements

JoAnne Goldberg
 

My local library network has a subscription and I was able to access it
from home using my library card number. I wouldn't have thought to check
if not for this thread!
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JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
BLOCH, SEGAL, FRIDMAN, KAMINSKY, PLOTNIK/KIN -- LIthuania
GOLDSCHMIDT, HAMMERSCHLAG,HEILBRUNN, REIS(S), EDELMUTH, ROTHSCHILD, SPEI(Y)ER -- Hesse, Germany
COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Re: Jewish Argentinians #latinamerica

Donna Guy
 

I spent 10 years researching this topic in Argentina, Great Britain, and the US.  The Jewish prostitute  and pimp population were a quite visible minority due to legalized prostitution and the fact that many legal prostitutes registered with municipal governments and Jewish groups in Argentina and elsewhere decried the visibility of Jewish pimps and prostitutes to protect the women and lower anxieties about Anti-Semitism.  In fact, the Jewish prostitutes represented about 20% of the prostitute population, and most were Italians, Spanish and native-born. There are many books on this issue in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, and I would recommend them any time over encyclopedia articles.  My book is called Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family and Nation in Argentina.  Other scholars include Sandra McGee Deutsch, Mir Yafitz, Haim Avni, and Edward Bristow.  All have extensive bibliographies.  Please read them.


Re: Libraries with Ancestry Remote Access Through ProQuest Has Been Extended Through June 30 #announcements

Seth Nasatir
 

I'm not a NYPL subscriber, so I can't test it, but I found this page which has a link to the database:  https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/ancestry-library-edition


Re: When were Jews in Galicia (Poland and now Ukraine) allowed to have passports? #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Galician passport (Reise-pass)

In the second half of the nineteenth century, the citizens of Galicia enjoyed many personal and political freedoms.
A person crossing state borders did not have to be controlled by border services since during the time of the constitutional monarchy, there were no passport requirements in Austro-Hungary.
The final lifting of the mandatory control of passports at the state border took place by the imperial decree of November 6, 1865.
Instead, an obligation has been introduced to identify the bodies authorized to do so at each request.
Following the instructions of March 6, 1857, police authorities within the country could demand the presentation of an appropriate document only from a person suspected of having violated the law or even seemed "undesirable".
Therefore, it was in the traveler's interest to present a travel document, as it could be evidence of innocence in the event of a suspected offense.

Passports issued in 1900 had 16 pages. They were issued on the identical, printed form.

Personal details of the passport holder, such as: name and surname, employment, residence in the poviat, the crown country were shown on the first page.
The second page contained a description of the owner (Personsbeschreibung des Inhabers) and his signature.
The third page provided the purpose and duration of the document, the fourth page mentioned persons (with a sketch) traveling with the passport holder.

Detailed guidelines regarding all the required requirements to be met when issuing passports in Galicia were contained in a rescript of the Galicia c.k. Governorship from August 12, 1890.

This included information about the documents required for travel to America: "To avoid possible obstacles on the road, may Austrian male subjects, provided they are under 45, obtain one of the following documents before traveling to America:

1. Passport issued for a trip to America; or
2. Confirmation of the " starostwo" administration that he had fulfilled his duty to appear before the Conscript Committee 
3. Proof of payment of the military fee or release from it, or
4. Certificate  releasing person from the Army, Navy or the National defense, if the certificate does not contain the provision that the owner of the same is still obliged to appear before the Recruitment Commission; or
5. Briefing from military service ("Abscheid"); or Landstrum-pass ") or
6. For men over 45 years old, and for women and adult girls, a workers' book or a certificate of morality 

Minors must have a passport or a permit to travel to America, issued by their father or guardian and confirmed by the relevant c.k. Governorship or municipal office.
Such permission is even necessary if the minor travels in the company of his mother, who does not have any official document, confirming that she is the only guardian of the minor.
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Please note that above text is Google translated from the article titled: "Galician Passport" (Reise-pass) from the publication of Rzeszow Ethnographic Museum. It also exhibits sample of the Galicai Passport at
http://muzeumetnograficzne.rzeszow.pl/stara/node/1

Best,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB







Re: Renseignements sur Nilou ( Daniel ) Sternberg né en Roumanie vers 1898-1899 mais demeurant à Paris dans les années 1940/ information on Daniel Sternberg Romania/Paris #france #romania

olgaricard@...
 

A Facebook group dedicated to Jewish genealogy in 
Romania Moldova is helping
to conduct research. They
acquired archives from
several cities. You can write to this group. Thanks to them I have the
copy of the civil acts of the 7 brothers and sisters of my
great-grandfather, born in
Vaslui. And 
from one thing to another I found back a cousin in Israël.
happy to help. 
Warmly
Olga Ricard
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1465078043774333?tsid=0.3653366797367871&source=result




Re: Question re Polish parents' anglicised names on 1896 UK Naturalization Certificate #unitedkingdom #poland

leslie rubinson
 

I have seen the same thing on u.s. Certificates. My relative,s mother,s maiden name was listed as Sophie sheinerockel on his death cert in 1921. it took me a few minutes to figure out her name was really sheine  ruchel. I later found a record on jewishgen confirming this.

Leslie Rubinson


Re: Question re Polish parents' anglicised names on 1896 UK Naturalization Certificate #unitedkingdom #poland

Sheila Toffell
 

Hi Barry,
Yes I have seen this in NYC death records where the parent's names were Americanized but the parents never set foot in the US. It can be very frustrating if you were hoping to find the original names of the parents or spouse of the deceased.

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ

 


Re: My maternal grandmother, Fanny RECHTSCHAFFNER #ukraine

Barbara Ellman
 

Judith asked about birth record for her grandmother from  Strzeliska.  
If you look at the listing of records on JRI Poland it shows the years for which records exist.  There are missing years from these records.  So it is likely that the birth took place during those periods.  You might look in neighboring towns as sometimes the family moved or a birth took place in the mother's hometown.

As you do not know if your grandmother came to the US, try other US records such as census and death records.

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus, NJ

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Re: Libraries with Ancestry Remote Access Through ProQuest Has Been Extended Through June 30 #announcements

rebasolomon
 

I can successfully access ProQuest using my New York Public Library. However, I can not find the link to Ancestry.com. In ProQuest genealogy sites I only see newspapers. I have the same result when starting with ProQuest and logging in with my library barcode. I also tried to start with Ancestry.com but could not find access. How do I access Ancestry.com Library Edition?  Please be as specific as possible. Thank you in advance. 

Reba Harris Solomon
New York/Florida


Translation Request #latvia #russia

aaran1286@...
 

YOAV ARAN


Hello, 

Attached is a handwritten Soviet report of the Nazi atrocities that occurred in Rezekne. 

I would be extremely grateful if anyone could translate parts of it to English. 

Shabbat Shalom, 

Yoav Aran
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Re: pre-war telephone directories #poland #warsaw #belarus

Gerald and Margaret
 

Can I suggest you make contact with a group called the Together Plan which is working with Jewish communities in Belarus, by helping them to help themselves.  They have recently branched out into genealogy, knowing that this is such a growth activity, and they are trying to promote working together between Belarus and the Western World.  

See below,
Margaret Levin, London UK

Try this:-

genealogical research services | Together Plan

https://thetogetherplan.com/projects/genealogical-research

We also offer bespoke written reports with photographs of locations of interest and details of how they look todayWe can include information on local Jewish activity as well as information about local communities and important heritage sitesEvery family is unique so please contact us for more information and a quote for our services


Re: Question re Polish parents' anglicised names on 1896 UK Naturalization Certificate #unitedkingdom #poland

Barry Clarke
 

Your response and confirmation much appreciated. Seems likely the case is the same in the UK.

Thanks,

Barry Clarke


Re: ISERSTEIN FAMILY #austria-czech

Thomas Salzberger
 

Hi Peter,

Have you had a look at www.genteam.at?

It is a valuable source for research in Austria but also covers parts of neighboring countries.

It is absolutely free, just requires resgistration, and has an English interface, too.

Hope all good in Sydney.
(Have been there many times.) 

Best
Thomas Salzberger
Vienna