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Re: USCIS information #records

Robert Hanna
 

Thank you, Marian and Jan for your additional help.  Yesterday, I applied for a search for my great grandfather's USCIS file number.  When (If) I get that I will send for the C-file (whatever the cost).  Depending on what's in the C-file, I may send for my grandfathers' C-files.  Again, thanks to all who have helped.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Re: German WWII reparations records online? #germany #holocaust #records

David Selig
 

Hi all.  From my own experience, the link already mentioned
 http://wga-datenbank.de/search.php?s=1#
indeed is searchable.    Takes a little working out, but I found it a very useful primary source.  

I went to the Landesarchiv, consulted some of the files there from my family, and then asked for copies, which were sent to me. 

I was also told by a kind archivist there, that another archive is available in Berlin. 
This is the "LABO", which (apparently) in the provincial archive for specific categories of reparation requests. 
These concern (as far as I have ascertained) claims concerning - 
- health
- imprisonment
- education issues. 
I have heard that these often contain detailed and personal "stories". 

I know that there are several files there on my own family. 
These cannot be copied , but can be photographed on site.  They need to be ordered in advance, and then studied on site. 

Landesamt für Bürger- und Ordnungsangelegenheiten (LABO)   
Abt. I - Entschädigungsbehörde   
Opfer des Nationalsozialismus   
Sachbearbeitung   
I A 45   
   
Fehrbelliner Platz 1   
10707 Berlin   
Telefon: +49 30 90269 5145   
   
Fax: +49 30 90269 5100   
E-Mail: andrea.pahlke@...  

Good luck
Best David SELIG


Re: German WWII reparations records online? #germany #holocaust #records

Lewis, Megan
 

I found some more information about United Restitution Organization files.  The records of several individual offices are at the Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People: London (administration & personal files), Frankfurt (administration & personal files), Berlin (personal files), Munich (personal files), Cologne (personal files), Tel Aviv (administration and personal files) and Jerusalem (personal files.)

Personal files are closed to the public for privacy reasons but there is no information about access for family members in the CAJHP catalog record http://cahjp.nli.org.il/content/united-restitution-organization-uro.  You will need to follow up with them for more information.

Megan Lewis, USHMM


Re: AA File for Grandfather #romania #usa #records

Susan&David
 

At least one child born at sea is listed on the passenger list page.

Eva Golda FISCHER was born at sea aboard the SS Carmania in 1928. The 1930 census lists her as Evelyn Carmania FISHER.  Birthplace "at sea"

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 9/15/2020 6:45 AM, Kathrynbkj via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I recently learned from an online seminar presented by the JGSGW that children born on ships going to the US were listed on the last page of the ship’s manifest. If you can find that, it might help. Good luck!

Kathryn Kanarek James
Annandale, Virginia
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Re: Let me restate my name question Re: Nellie #russia #names

Gary Dickman
 

My mother given name was Nelli. She was born in Russia in 1932 and I know at least 2 other women born in Russia and their given name is Nelli.


Re: Vinnitsa 1811 & 1834 Census #ukraine

elani.joseph@...
 

Dear Shmiel,
I would really want to know if my Lekhovitzer family is In the census there name had some variations such as Likhevser or Lycihvitzer. Yes Alex probably will scan these sometime in the future.




Happy high holidays, Elani Joseph
VA Beach, Virginia  


Re: Veretena Family - Chotin and Czernowitz #romania #ukraine

Yefim Kogan
 

Zev,  it was not clear what are you asking.

You probably know about Romania Database (it includes also Bessarabia records).  You can search such databases by surnames, or surnames and town, etc.  In your case you need to Search by that surname you wrote before, after that you will get all the hits in that database for such name (or very close to it)...  Look at each of these hits carefully.

All the best,

Shana Tovah,
Yefim Kogan


Re: Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

robyncamm@...
 

For Shirley one of my family had Tzirle as well, any Libby was Leba

Robyn Camm
Ontario Canada

SZEER (Romania), SCHLEIFER (Russia, Romania)


Re: Look-ups requested in Rosenstein's The Unbroken Chain, newest edition #poland

KAREN SAUNDERS
 

Thank you and with kind regards.

On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 22:46, Yossi Jalas <yjj321@...> wrote:
Volume 4:
Page 416 - Rebecca Leah, (2'nd wife of Rabbi Moses Judah Leib Zilberberg ABD Kolo, Dobri, Lask & Kutno) was the daughter of Rabbi Zeev Wolf, ABD Piotrikov and Dabie. She died in 1892, Lechowitz.

Page 692 - Sarah, daughter of Zeev Wolf was first wife of Yekutiel Zissel (Zushe) Hakohen Rappaport of Minsk. Husband died 1852.

Yossi Jalas








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Hello. I would like to join to research info about my 4 x g grandfather Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin 1764 - 1820. With thx.


Re: Origin and meaning of this tea and preserve ceremony #latvia #lithuania #russia

Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 08:47 AM, <robgoudey@...> wrote:
Hello all.

I found the following reference in Julius Sumner Miller’s autobiography to a ceremony his mother Sarah engaged in. 
Does anybody recognize this?  If so, are you able to tell me anything about its likely origin and significance?
 
“With all the canning Mama did on a large scale, she took time to make something very special. And with it went a 
very special ceremony. It was made with raspberries, both red and black. Mama stewed these with more than ordinary 
care and canned them in jars well marked. They had a special place on the shelves. We dare not touch these for an 
ordinary meal, never. Now a visitor comes – someone from the old country – I can see her at the table with Mama, 
she has a shawl over her head. Mama serves tea in glasses. And I am sent on an errand: get a jar of the special 
preserve. The lady puts a spoonful in her glass of tea. There is no sugar on the table. This is special. When they 
are diverted to something, in another room say, I steal a spoonful of this delectation. Should Mama know this I’m 
a sorry boy”.

Thank you,
Rob.Goudey
 
It’s a very Russian thing to do but as far as I know not a ceremony. Those berries were hard to come by and labor intensive. It showed love and respect to serve the berries
 
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY


St Anne's Lancashire during WW2 #unitedkingdom

neville silverston
 

Dear Hilary

There is no town in Lancashire Uk with the name St Anne’s.  There is the coastal resort of Lytham St Anne’s south of Blackpool to where I was evacuated at the beginning of WW2 from Manchester, Lancs.  I was one of 1500 boys who attended Manchester Grammar School who were evacuated during ‘the phoney war’.  We returned back to Manchester in December, 1939.  Manchester was heavily bombed one year later.

Dr Neville Silverston

Cambridge.  UK


Re: AA File for Grandfather #romania #usa #records

Marian
 

Hello Deborah,

I'm assuming you mean a USCIS "AA" Certificate file for Jon, since he was born abroad to US citizen parents.

No, no file or record of his derivative citizenship would be created upon his arrival as an infant in ca. 1900/1901.  Congress did not create the authority for any part of the government to issue such certificates/create such files until 1929, and gave that authority to the INS, now USCIS.  Even then, the 1929 legislation required the derivative citizen (Jon) to be 21 years or older to apply.

What this means is that in or after 1929 Jon could apply for a AA Certificate of Derivative Citizenship.  He was not required to do so, but the reason Congress created the authority was because people like him needed some proof of their citizenship.  If he did so, there would be a file.  If he applied and the certificate was issued between 1929 and March 31, 1956, it would be a AA Certificate File (C-file) with USCIS.  If he applied and the certificate was issued on or after April 1, 1956, it would be in an A-File.

Marian Smith


Origin and meaning of this tea and preserve ceremony #latvia #lithuania #russia

robgoudey@...
 

Hello all.

I found the following reference in Julius Sumner Miller’s autobiography to a ceremony his mother Sarah engaged in. 
Does anybody recognize this?  If so, are you able to tell me anything about its likely origin and significance?
 
“With all the canning Mama did on a large scale, she took time to make something very special. And with it went a 
very special ceremony. It was made with raspberries, both red and black. Mama stewed these with more than ordinary 
care and canned them in jars well marked. They had a special place on the shelves. We dare not touch these for an 
ordinary meal, never. Now a visitor comes – someone from the old country – I can see her at the table with Mama, 
she has a shawl over her head. Mama serves tea in glasses. And I am sent on an errand: get a jar of the special 
preserve. The lady puts a spoonful in her glass of tea. There is no sugar on the table. This is special. When they 
are diverted to something, in another room say, I steal a spoonful of this delectation. Should Mama know this I’m 
a sorry boy”.

Thank you,
Rob.Goudey
 


Re: Yiddish/Hebrew name Shirley and Libby #names

billie.stein@...
 

I think this conversation is backwards - the original name was Yiddish and/or Hebrew. The question should be what English name was chosen based on the original and not the other way around. I know several Sheindls who were Shirley in English  and Yaffa in Hebrew. The fact that Shirley Temple was a very popular child actress at the time these women were either born or immigrated may have had something (a lot?) to do with the choice of name.

Billie Stein


Re: Look-ups requested in Rosenstein's The Unbroken Chain, newest edition #poland

Yossi Jalas
 

Volume 4:
Page 416 - Rebecca Leah, (2'nd wife of Rabbi Moses Judah Leib Zilberberg ABD Kolo, Dobri, Lask & Kutno) was the daughter of Rabbi Zeev Wolf, ABD Piotrikov and Dabie. She died in 1892, Lechowitz.

Page 692 - Sarah, daughter of Zeev Wolf was first wife of Yekutiel Zissel (Zushe) Hakohen Rappaport of Minsk. Husband died 1852.

Yossi Jalas


Re: Family of DAVID BARNETT b 1831 & ANNA SAMUEL b 1837 Russian Poland #poland

Barry Clarke
 

Unfortunately, I don't know where in Poland (other than Russian Poland on the census) my BARNETT family came from. However, my father's much younger, now octogenarian, first cousin and sole living family member from his generation, in an email yesterday, wrote that her father had related to her that her grandfather, SOL(OMON) BARNETT (my great-grandfather) "had cycled to Poland to find the place where his family were from.  My father said they were rural agricultural workers, banned from owning land,  who lived within a walled area on the farm and did not mix with the farm owner, etc."  I wrote back to ask if she meant that our family were agricultural workers or the people who were living there when he visited, which I guess would have been in the late 1800s. It was the latter. Unfortunately, she has no idea where this was in Poland. 

As for the ORIGINAL BARNETT name, as Brian points out, there could be any number of original names. I believe, though, I can now narrow that down in our case. My father had written on a rough family tree in pencil with a question mark in brackets "BIENSTOCK". His cousin yesterday wrote to me that she had been told verbally (by her mother who was only a Barnett by marriage) Bienstock. And she feels certain that she never discussed this with my father. So, we do have two separate accounts, maybe from one original source, of the family name being Bienstock. I suppose I should consider names more like BINSTOK since the family came from Russian Poland (per census) as opposed to Galicia or Prussia. 

Brian, we had an email exchange July 26 - 30 last year when I was beginning my family research. At that point, I was all over the place with different branches of the family. I am now more focused, and the Barnett side will be a future research project. When I come back to it, in 2021 or 2022, with DNA also, I will come back to you too, to explore in detail if there might be some common connection.

Best,

Barry Clarke
British, living in Sarasota
Researching  STEIGLITZ OR SIMILAR, SZKLARKIEWICZ OR SIMILAR that became CLARKE in London, Dublin, Liverpool, Bulawayo, Cape Town, maybe USA too, BINSTOK OR SIMILAR that became BARNETT in Wales, MYERS in Manchester and Cape Town, NEUMARK that became NEWMARK in London and USA, LEVINSON changed to BRAHAM in London. All families originally from Poland


Re: Translation request--GERMAN or POLISH--Viewmate 86449 #translation

oodrual@...
 

If I had looked a bit further I could have seen that what I read as an 'i' was in fact a 't' which makes it a Matrikelschein, in translation  'a registration form/card'.
Ron Peeters
Ulvenhout (NL)


Re: Warsaw immigration visas, 1925 #poland

Marian
 

Hi Jenny,

They do exist today, the only question is exactly where they are filed.

The visas came to the US with the immigrants in 1925.  They were taken up by the Immigrant Inspector at the port of entry, and sent to Washington, DC, where they were filed in the INS/USCIS Visa Files 1924-1944.  But did they remain there?  It depends.

  • If the immigrant naturalized prior to April 1, 1944, the visa should remain in the Visa Files.  In that case a USCIS Genealogy Index Search request is required to obtain the Visa File number (the number needed to request the file).
  • If the immigrant naturalized between April 1, 1944 and March 31, 1956, the visa should have been moved and placed inside the immigrant's naturalization C-File.  If one can find the certificate number (C-number) on the court naturalization petition record or index card, then one can request the C-file in a USCIS Genealogy Record Request.
  • If the immigrant naturalized after March 31, 1956 (or any other action after 3/31/1944) the visa should have been moved and placed inside the immigrant's A-File.  Again, if one can find the A-number on a naturalization index card or other source, one can request the A-file with a USCIS Genealogy Record Request.  Otherwise one will need a USCIS Genealogy Index Search request first to obtain the A-number.
It is unfortunately complicated.  Also, FYI, the "Immigrant Visa Number" on the passenger list is NOT the USCIS Visa File number and cannot be used to request the file.

Marian Smith


Re: Look-ups requested in Rosenstein's The Unbroken Chain, newest edition #poland

N. ARONSON
 

As all my knowledge about Zeev Wolf Landau comes from the book The Unbroken Chain Vol 3, and there no mention is made of any Tiktin, I can unfortunately not help you any further.
I would suggest that your first port of call is to look through the indices of the 5 volumes of above book which have appeared till now. You can find them here:
https://www.avotaynu.com/books/UnbrokenChain-1.html

Or hopefully someone else on this site will recognise the name. Send in a new request with the name Tiktin in the heading, as not everyone will see this.
Success and Shanna Tova

N. Aronson


Re: AA File for Grandfather #romania #usa #records

Kathryn Kanarek James
 

I recently learned from an online seminar presented by the JGSGW that children born on ships going to the US were listed on the last page of the ship’s manifest. If you can find that, it might help. Good luck!

Kathryn Kanarek James
Annandale, Virginia

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