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More on USCIS Proposed Fee Increase

Marjorie Geiser
 

Hi all,

I had a couple comments to make on this topic, and wanted to share.

First, I received an email from Reclaim the Records that they're now involved, which is great news. The more organizations involved, the better.

Second, I have found that GJ, as well as JRI-Poland, offer invaluable search options without having to donate to the organizations. There have been so many people who have willingly responded, and helped me FIND family members, from both organizations, without asking me to pay a fee in exchange. Yet, I first had to pay $65 to see if there were ANY records through USCIS, then I can 'kindly' pay another $130 to get copies of the two file sets they found.

Third, today I took the time to follow the steps on recordsnotrevenue.com, and I must say it was extremely easy. I first created what I wanted to say (which included " Genealogy Program and DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-001") on a word document, so I could copy and paste. Then I opened the link on recordsnotrevenue, and pasted my comments. Since I had read all the previous comments both on this EML and on the recordsnotrevenue page, I had a good sense of what I wanted to say (which I'm happy to share with anyone). Since I already had an experience with this, I was able to include that in my comments.
Then I went to the links for both Senators and Representatives, and was able to easily paste that same document into my comments to them.

Overall, it MAYBE took me 15-20 minutes in all.

Margie Geiser
From snowy Arizona, USA

LEVINE/LEWIN, SILBERNAGEL/ZYLBERNAGEL/SILVER, EPSTEJN, MOCZYDLOWER/MOCHEDLOVER, ERLICH, GRUNPELTZ, JOSKOWICZ, ZYLBERSZTEJN, ABRAHAMOWICZ, SZTABINSKA, WILK


Givatayim Israel Lecture on Wed. Dec. 4 2019

Hinda Solomon
 

When people disappear
Stories and fairytales
Israel Genealogy Research Association - Speaker Professor Daniel H. Wagner

The lecture will be in Hebrew, accompanied by slides in English. Wednesday, December 4, 2019

AIn the history of many families, all that remains about the fate of an ancestor for whom all traces were lost are rumors, often in conflicting versions. One of the most gratifying pleasures of a genealogical quest is to unveil the true story. Two examples taken from the lecturer’s personal history will demonstrate this.

Prof. Daniel Wagner has been researching his Polish roots since 1995. He is the author of 35 genealogical papers and the editor of a book about scientific tools in genealogy. He is a member of IGRA, and a member of the Management Committee of the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and the Paul Jacobi Center.


Shazar Community Center, 30 Yavne’eli St.,Givatayim

Entrance fee NIS 20. IGRA members no charge
19:30 Mingling and light refreshments
20:00 - 21:30 Lecture


Map: : https://goo.gl/maps/zvesttigzxJT6ViQ7
Website: http://genealogy.org.il/
E-mail: hinda@...

Posted by Hinda Solomon

Re: Rzeszow mescellanious records 1790 - 1840 #galicia #poland

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Dear Ruben,

Can you check whether you have ant APOTHEKER or ROSNER in Rzeszow?
Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem

Re: Pinkas Krinki

babycat3@...
 

I am a descendant of my late maternal grandfather who was born and grew up in Kriniki along with his parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. circa the 1700's and going forward.  The men were tanners, made leather goods and such for the soldiers, etc.
Would you happen to know if the Pinkas Kriniki and/or any of the books include the years 1700's-mid 1900's?  I am surely interested to be considered for them.
Thank you,
Barbara Klein Meyers 
babycat3@... 
Maternal  granddaughter of LOUIS (LEIZER)
ALK (any spelling/or derivative)of a name from Krinki.

Re: More on USCIS Fee Increases

jbonline1111@...
 

Jan, as you may recall, I asked for correction if I was mistaken.  Thank you for taking the time to do so.  

Major new BRZEZINY records extraction project launched #poland

J.R. Silver
 

 

Researchers  with family links to the town of BRZEZINY, located in the present-day Łódź Voivodeship of Poland,  will be pleased to learn that Jewish Records Indexing-Poland has embarked upon a new ‘Brzeziny Phase 3’  project. The current objective is to fully extract  all surviving Brzeziny birth, marriage and death records for the years 1822 to 1915. Progress so far ( 1st Dec 2019) is that extraction for the years 1904 to 1915 is complete and long-awaited family records from this period are now potentially available to interested researchers. . 

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full description of the Phase 3 project and explain how you will be able to obtain these extracts, as well as digital images of your family records, before they go online.

 

I look forward to hearing from you. Please reply privately by email, with the words 'Brzeziny Phase 3' included in your message header. 

 

Judith Silver

Town Leader, Brzeziny Phase 3 extraction project.

Re: Los Angeles guidance

Rodger Cooper
 

California Voter registrations might help

Major new BRZEZINY records extraction project launched #poland

J.R. Silver
 

Researchers with family links to the town of BRZEZINY, located in the
present-day Voivodeship of Poland, will be pleased to learn that
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has embarked upon a new
Brzeziny Phase 3 project. The current objective is to fully
extract all surviving Brzeziny birth, marriage
and death records for the years 1822 to 1915.

Progress so far ( 1st Dec 2019) is that extraction for the
years 1904 to 1915 is complete and long-awaited family records
from this period are now potentially available to interested
researchers.

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full
description of the Phase 3 project and explain how you will
be able to obtain these extracts, as well as digital images
of your family records, before they go online.

I look forward to hearing >from you. Please reply privately
by email, including the words 'Brzeziny Phase 3' in your
message header.

Judith Silver
Town Leader, Brzeziny
Phase 3 extraction project.

JRI Poland #Poland Major new BRZEZINY records extraction project launched #poland

J.R. Silver
 

Researchers with family links to the town of BRZEZINY, located in the
present-day Voivodeship of Poland, will be pleased to learn that
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has embarked upon a new
Brzeziny Phase 3 project. The current objective is to fully
extract all surviving Brzeziny birth, marriage
and death records for the years 1822 to 1915.

Progress so far ( 1st Dec 2019) is that extraction for the
years 1904 to 1915 is complete and long-awaited family records
from this period are now potentially available to interested
researchers.

As Town Leader, it would be my pleasure to send you a full
description of the Phase 3 project and explain how you will
be able to obtain these extracts, as well as digital images
of your family records, before they go online.

I look forward to hearing >from you. Please reply privately
by email, including the words 'Brzeziny Phase 3' in your
message header.

Judith Silver
Town Leader, Brzeziny
Phase 3 extraction project.

JEWISH FAMILIES IN SOUTH WALES frederick howard hewson #unitedkingdom

dfowler1953@...
 

can someone please recommend a good source of information about C19th  jewish families in south wales with possible connections to Devonport and Liverpool?

also how to find the supposed original name before frederick howard hewson. under this name my gt grandfather sold quack medicines in swansea cardiff and newport south wales in the 1880s and 1890s 

thanks df  

Re: Looking for town "Cardal", probably near Bacau. #romania

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi again - I've deduced that the ship "Freeman La Grass" that was mentioned
below, that left Bremen, was actually the "Friedrich Der Grosse". Its amazing
that the naturalization worker in Boston, Massachusetts, who wrote this
Declaration, actually put down that as the name of the ship.

So I now have serious doubts about the validity of the birth town name.I
notice that the declaration was written 2 days before my relative's 1910
census. As if he submitted the declaration, simply so that he didn't
have to claim he was an alien!

Mark London

Romania SIG #Romania Re: Looking for town "Cardal", probably near Bacau. #romania

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi again - I've deduced that the ship "Freeman La Grass" that was mentioned
below, that left Bremen, was actually the "Friedrich Der Grosse". Its amazing
that the naturalization worker in Boston, Massachusetts, who wrote this
Declaration, actually put down that as the name of the ship.

So I now have serious doubts about the validity of the birth town name.I
notice that the declaration was written 2 days before my relative's 1910
census. As if he submitted the declaration, simply so that he didn't
have to claim he was an alien!

Mark London

Chanukah Gift Suggestion: Yizkor Books for Family Members #romania

Joel Alpert
 

We'd like to suggest the perfect gift for family members interested in
finding out about where their ancestors came from. To see our
selection of books, please go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

If you order 4 or more books, we will can offer reduced prices by
about $10 per book, contact jalp@... for specifics on how to
order.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In -Print Project of JewishGen

Romania SIG #Romania Chanukah Gift Suggestion: Yizkor Books for Family Members #romania

Joel Alpert
 

We'd like to suggest the perfect gift for family members interested in
finding out about where their ancestors came from. To see our
selection of books, please go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

If you order 4 or more books, we will can offer reduced prices by
about $10 per book, contact jalp@... for specifics on how to
order.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In -Print Project of JewishGen

Re: Los Angeles guidance

Trudy Barch
 

thank you everyone for the helpful death dates, tips and suggestions.   Trudy

Re: More on USCIS Proposes Fee Increases - has this been posted on FB groups, yet? #United States

SANDI ROOT
 

I sent my (somewhat) diplomatic advisement re USCIS's desire to make searches unaffordable, to my Texas leges, Cornyn and Cruz.  

Politics aside, in the past they have both been helpful on issues that needed addressing, so I am ever hopeful they will do the right thing on this issue as well.  

Fingers crossed, and will advise when I hear back.   

Sandi Root

Bulverde, Texas

Re: Los Angeles guidance

Norma Schumow
 

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 12:43 PM, Trudy Barch wrote:
Krasnowsky
Ancestry has a family tree for them. There is quite a lot of information. You might want to get a trial subscription, so you could print all the available documents. If not, let me know. I could copy and email to you. Maurice died 8 Jan 1990 is Orange, Orange, CA. Dora died Oct 1976 in Newhall, Los Angeles, CA. She was born, according to Maurice's naturalization document, in Starodub, Russia. My husband's grandparents were also born there.

Norma Schumow

Re: Los Angeles guidance

SANDI ROOT
 

Hello Trudy -

Inglewood to Huntington Beach, in the ‘40s, was a hotbed of WWII industrial support - ships, planes, secret stuff, and later, getting us to the moon, so maybe employment could be a trail you follow - they might have even worked for Howard Hughes! 

Let us know how it goes.

Sandi Root

 

Re: Pinkas Krinki

Bob Silverstein
 

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 09:39 PM, Avrum Lapin wrote:
Please provide a brief description of the subject matter.

A reminder of December's JGSGB events #unitedkingdom

Raymond Montanjees
 

Sunday 1st December. 2–5pm. A German Special Interest Group meeting will be
held at Jeanette Rosenberg’s home in Edgware. Contact Jeanette :
@JeanetteRRosenbergOBE for further details.

Friday 6th December. 10.30–3pm. The monthly Friday Library Session. Open for
general research. Visitors welcome. £5 including refreshments. (Deductible
from one year’s membership taken out on the day).
Members free. Society members will be on hand to help you use the library.
RSVPs to : library@...
Address : The Society of Genealogists’ offices. 14 Charterhouse Buildings,
Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA. Free & legal parking outside. Nearest stations
are The Barbican, Old St. The Angel and Farringdon Rd. Buses service all routes.

Sunday 15th December. 2–5.30pm. The Eastern European Special Interest Group
will welcome speaker, the President of the LITVAK SIG Jill Anderson who will
give a PowerPoint Presentation entitled ‘"Finding the Zimblers >from Lithuania,
using LitvakSIG's "All Lithuania Database".
A Workshop will follow after a refreshment break.
Visitors welcome. £5 including refreshments. (Deductible >from one year’s
membership taken out on the day). Members free.
The meeting will be held at JGSGB’s HQ at The Society of Genealogists’ offices.
14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA. Free & legal parking
outside. Nearest stations are : The Barbican, Old St. The Angel and Farringdon Rd. Buses service all routes.
RSVPs to Raymond Montanjees raymusik@...


Sunday 15 December. 2–5.30pm. The monthly Sunday Library Session. Open for
general research. Visitors welcome. £5 including refreshments. (Deductible from
one year’s membership taken out on the day).
Members free. Society members are on hand to help you use the library.
The session will be held at JGSGB’s HQ at The Society of Genealogists’ offices.
14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA. RSVPs to
library@...
Free & legal parking outside. Nearest stations are : The Barbican, Old St.
The Angel and Farringdon Rd.


Thursday 19 December. 7.30–9pm. A WEBINAR Education Evening. ‘Jewish
Genealogy around the Commonwealth’. Webinar. Contact Jeaette Rosenberg at :
education@... for details.

Raymond Montanjees