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How to prove that a member of the French JGS is Jewish #hungary

j.kovacs@...
 

If the parents, grandparents, etc. were married in Budapest in a synagogue then
the first question is approximately when and the name of the groom and the birth
name of the bride. Such information should be available >from the Jewish Community
in Budapest registration of births, marriages, etc. Address is: A Budapesti
Zsido Hitkozseg Anyakonyvi Hivatal, 1075 Budapest, Sip u. 12. If the office is
willing to look up the information one can obtain a statement of the event for a
fee issued by a rabbi.

If the JGS member is born in 1932 in Budapest such information used to be
available at the Budapest Fovarosi Leveltar, Budapest Teve utca 3-5,
Fax No. 298-7555. Many Jewish people lived in the VII or VIIIth district and that
is where I would first concentrate the search. I don't know if they respond to mail
inquiries, but they have issued copies of their records for a fee. If the parents
did not declare the new born to be Jewish, as some may surmise, then there is no
sense in looking up her birth record.


John Kovacs
Bloomfield, MI


Hungary SIG #Hungary How to prove that a member of the French JGS is Jewish #hungary

j.kovacs@...
 

If the parents, grandparents, etc. were married in Budapest in a synagogue then
the first question is approximately when and the name of the groom and the birth
name of the bride. Such information should be available >from the Jewish Community
in Budapest registration of births, marriages, etc. Address is: A Budapesti
Zsido Hitkozseg Anyakonyvi Hivatal, 1075 Budapest, Sip u. 12. If the office is
willing to look up the information one can obtain a statement of the event for a
fee issued by a rabbi.

If the JGS member is born in 1932 in Budapest such information used to be
available at the Budapest Fovarosi Leveltar, Budapest Teve utca 3-5,
Fax No. 298-7555. Many Jewish people lived in the VII or VIIIth district and that
is where I would first concentrate the search. I don't know if they respond to mail
inquiries, but they have issued copies of their records for a fee. If the parents
did not declare the new born to be Jewish, as some may surmise, then there is no
sense in looking up her birth record.


John Kovacs
Bloomfield, MI


LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW multiple surnames #poland

Jay Gilbert
 

I am helping a cousin search for records for her father's Geneslaw family.
In a number of Polish records in Piotrkow Gubernia, in Belchatow and
Czestochowa, among others, I am finding many instances of the name written
as LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW or GNIESLAW/LEWKOWICZ. I have never seen anything
like this in 19th century records, and would appreciate someone explaining
to me the meaning of multiple surnames.

Thank you.
Jay Gilbert
Hastings on Hudson, NY


JRI Poland #Poland LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW multiple surnames #poland

Jay Gilbert
 

I am helping a cousin search for records for her father's Geneslaw family.
In a number of Polish records in Piotrkow Gubernia, in Belchatow and
Czestochowa, among others, I am finding many instances of the name written
as LEWKOWICZ/GNIESLAW or GNIESLAW/LEWKOWICZ. I have never seen anything
like this in 19th century records, and would appreciate someone explaining
to me the meaning of multiple surnames.

Thank you.
Jay Gilbert
Hastings on Hudson, NY


Help finding Cohen/House in Russia #lithuania

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Greetings:

I am trying to learn about my maternal grandparents - Israel Cohen and
Rose/Chana Haus/House Cohen.

According to a 1920 US Census, Israel and Rose House Cohen were born
in Riga.

My mom vividly recalls Rose telling her Rose was >from Minsk or Pinsk.

A 1900 ship manifest - http://ehrlichtronics.com/manifest shows Israel
and Rose (Chane on the manifest) came >from Vilna, but that appears to
be false.

Israel and Rose, and their son, David and David's wife, also Rose, are
buried near me in Massachusetts -

Israel Cohen, died 1950 at age 74 in USA
Rose/Chane/Chana Cohen died 1964 at age 83 in USA

Israel's parents, according to his US death record, were Samuel
Cohen and Marcia

Rose/Chane/Chana's parents, according to her US death record, were
Melvin House and Toba.

Israel apparently had a brother, Josef, according to the 1900 ship
manifest.

Israel and Rose had a son David. He is not listed on the ship
manifest and appears to have been born in Russia.

I have searched my ancestry.com and jewishgen accounts but cannot find
anything on David or the marriage of Israel and Rose/Chana. I am
keeping my mind open to the myriad of spellings for Israel, Cohen,
House, Chana/Chane/Rose and David, including using the "Sounds Like"
or "SoundEx" options in my searches.

I have tested with familytreedna and none of those matches are close
enough to help me.

I am seeking documentation (or family) who might have, or can show,
documented proof of Israel and Rose' marriage (which would help show
where they were married and the spelling of Rose' given and maiden
names), or even David's birth, to also reflect his parent's details.

It would also be great to find documented proof of Israel's parents
having Israel and David as children, but that is going one generation
further.

Any email addresses or web sites I can reach out to or visit in Minsk
or Pinsk or elsewhere to help with this search?

David had a social security number and I am awaiting the original
application that would have been completed by he or his parents/family
through the Social Security Administration's Freedom of Information
Act Request to see what it might reveal.

I know this post is long, but I wanted to make it as complete as
possible with all relevant details.

Thank you all for any leads.

Scott Ehrlich, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Scott@...

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Fwd: Help finding Cohen/House in Russia #lithuania

Scott Ehrlich <scott@...>
 

Greetings:

I am trying to learn about my maternal grandparents - Israel Cohen and
Rose/Chana Haus/House Cohen.

According to a 1920 US Census, Israel and Rose House Cohen were born
in Riga.

My mom vividly recalls Rose telling her Rose was >from Minsk or Pinsk.

A 1900 ship manifest - http://ehrlichtronics.com/manifest shows Israel
and Rose (Chane on the manifest) came >from Vilna, but that appears to
be false.

Israel and Rose, and their son, David and David's wife, also Rose, are
buried near me in Massachusetts -

Israel Cohen, died 1950 at age 74 in USA
Rose/Chane/Chana Cohen died 1964 at age 83 in USA

Israel's parents, according to his US death record, were Samuel
Cohen and Marcia

Rose/Chane/Chana's parents, according to her US death record, were
Melvin House and Toba.

Israel apparently had a brother, Josef, according to the 1900 ship
manifest.

Israel and Rose had a son David. He is not listed on the ship
manifest and appears to have been born in Russia.

I have searched my ancestry.com and jewishgen accounts but cannot find
anything on David or the marriage of Israel and Rose/Chana. I am
keeping my mind open to the myriad of spellings for Israel, Cohen,
House, Chana/Chane/Rose and David, including using the "Sounds Like"
or "SoundEx" options in my searches.

I have tested with familytreedna and none of those matches are close
enough to help me.

I am seeking documentation (or family) who might have, or can show,
documented proof of Israel and Rose' marriage (which would help show
where they were married and the spelling of Rose' given and maiden
names), or even David's birth, to also reflect his parent's details.

It would also be great to find documented proof of Israel's parents
having Israel and David as children, but that is going one generation
further.

Any email addresses or web sites I can reach out to or visit in Minsk
or Pinsk or elsewhere to help with this search?

David had a social security number and I am awaiting the original
application that would have been completed by he or his parents/family
through the Social Security Administration's Freedom of Information
Act Request to see what it might reveal.

I know this post is long, but I wanted to make it as complete as
possible with all relevant details.

Thank you all for any leads.

Scott Ehrlich, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Scott@...

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Re: Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

Veivirzenai? Aka Varzhan (sp?) in Yiddish, is where my wife's
great-grandmother was >from and is in Lithuania, so I suspect
Warson and Varzhan (how I heard it) are the same.

Max Heffler

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Adelson [mailto:sjadelson@...]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 5:45 PM
To: LitvakSIG
Subject: [litvaksig] Places in Lithuania?

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: Places in Lithuania? #lithuania

Max Heffler
 

Veivirzenai? Aka Varzhan (sp?) in Yiddish, is where my wife's
great-grandmother was >from and is in Lithuania, so I suspect
Warson and Varzhan (how I heard it) are the same.

Max Heffler

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Adelson [mailto:sjadelson@...]
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 5:45 PM
To: LitvakSIG
Subject: [litvaksig] Places in Lithuania?

Ancestry.com has recently put online Texas state naturalization records, and
there's a few new leads for me to follow. Can someone help confirm the
following "Russian" towns (which should all be Lithuania)?

Warson Veivirzenai?
Novoaleksandrovsk Zarasai?
Naistat No idea???

Thanks for any help you can provide,
Steve Adelson


Parental Information #poland #lodz

ava rosenblum
 

I just found a citation in the JRI-Poland Lodz data base
that may be my grandfather Zelman Rozenblum.

The box for both father and mother is empty.

Is there any place to write or email to see if additional
idenitification information is available about the parents?

Also: the record is labeled:

Piotrkow Gubernia/Lodz Province
(records in Fond 1554 in Lodz Archive)
Located at 51 degrees 35' 19 degrees 08'

Does anyone know whether those degrees are Wieruszow?

Many thanks for any information anyone may have.

Sincerely,

Ava Rosenblum


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Parental Information #lodz #poland

ava rosenblum
 

I just found a citation in the JRI-Poland Lodz data base
that may be my grandfather Zelman Rozenblum.

The box for both father and mother is empty.

Is there any place to write or email to see if additional
idenitification information is available about the parents?

Also: the record is labeled:

Piotrkow Gubernia/Lodz Province
(records in Fond 1554 in Lodz Archive)
Located at 51 degrees 35' 19 degrees 08'

Does anyone know whether those degrees are Wieruszow?

Many thanks for any information anyone may have.

Sincerely,

Ava Rosenblum


Finding possible Jewish family links #general

John Chitty <jchitty@...>
 

Hello Listers,
I wonder if any member can help me with a family mystery? I am keen family
historian and have traced several family links, but am at a loss as to how
to verify (or disprove) an old family story. My late mother used to talk
about my Dad's family being connected to the Jewish faith in some way but as
there had been a family estrangement I was never able to track down the
truth.

The history is this: My paternal grandmother, Sarah Ann Humphrey nee Davis
(1852-1944) was the daughter of Robert Davis and Ann (nee Reeves). Robert
Davis was a cab proprietor in London, and Ann's father was Levi Reeves, a
farmer >from Wiltshire. One of Sarah Ann's sons was named after his
great-grandfather and named George Levi Piercy Humphrey.

Sarah Ann's husband, Richard Humphrey, was at one time a tutor at Clifton
College in Bristol, which I believe was founded for Jewish students. Further
back in the family tree there are other males with what I believe to be
traditional Jewish names - e.g. Benjamin, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego.

I have no idea how to trace Jewish families as my grandparents were married
in an Anglican church in London and since then the family have been of the
Anglican faith.

One of my queries is this - did Jewish marriages have to be "legalised" in
an Anglican church, as used to happen with Roman Catholics? Or have I got
the family history totally wrong? And did the Jewish religion sometimes
have to be practised in secret?

I do hope some kind person will be able to help me sort out the family
history. There are so few clues, but it may be that someone more skilled
than I am would be able to point me in the right direction for further
research.

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give me,

Rose Chitty (nee Humphrey)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding possible Jewish family links #general

John Chitty <jchitty@...>
 

Hello Listers,
I wonder if any member can help me with a family mystery? I am keen family
historian and have traced several family links, but am at a loss as to how
to verify (or disprove) an old family story. My late mother used to talk
about my Dad's family being connected to the Jewish faith in some way but as
there had been a family estrangement I was never able to track down the
truth.

The history is this: My paternal grandmother, Sarah Ann Humphrey nee Davis
(1852-1944) was the daughter of Robert Davis and Ann (nee Reeves). Robert
Davis was a cab proprietor in London, and Ann's father was Levi Reeves, a
farmer >from Wiltshire. One of Sarah Ann's sons was named after his
great-grandfather and named George Levi Piercy Humphrey.

Sarah Ann's husband, Richard Humphrey, was at one time a tutor at Clifton
College in Bristol, which I believe was founded for Jewish students. Further
back in the family tree there are other males with what I believe to be
traditional Jewish names - e.g. Benjamin, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego.

I have no idea how to trace Jewish families as my grandparents were married
in an Anglican church in London and since then the family have been of the
Anglican faith.

One of my queries is this - did Jewish marriages have to be "legalised" in
an Anglican church, as used to happen with Roman Catholics? Or have I got
the family history totally wrong? And did the Jewish religion sometimes
have to be practised in secret?

I do hope some kind person will be able to help me sort out the family
history. There are so few clues, but it may be that someone more skilled
than I am would be able to point me in the right direction for further
research.

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give me,

Rose Chitty (nee Humphrey)


[Canada] Drouin Institute Places 1.3 Million Obituaries Online Free Access #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Drouin Institute has put online 1.3 million Quebec obituaries dating
from 1999 to the present-access is free. The obituaries have been collected
from 250 different internet sources. The records can be searched by name and
date of death. To access the website go to:
https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/avis-deces .

A list of other records on their website may be found at:
https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/about . The Drouin Institute is a
subscription site. Only the obituaries listed above have free access. More
information on The Drouin Institute may be found at:
http://www.drouininstitute.com/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [Canada] Drouin Institute Places 1.3 Million Obituaries Online Free Access #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Drouin Institute has put online 1.3 million Quebec obituaries dating
from 1999 to the present-access is free. The obituaries have been collected
from 250 different internet sources. The records can be searched by name and
date of death. To access the website go to:
https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/avis-deces .

A list of other records on their website may be found at:
https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/about . The Drouin Institute is a
subscription site. Only the obituaries listed above have free access. More
information on The Drouin Institute may be found at:
http://www.drouininstitute.com/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Visits to Surrogates Court in Kings and Suffolk Counties, NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Original Message from: sherribob <sherribob@...>:

Kings County (Brooklyn), NY estate files can be searched and viewed
on-line for years 1866-1923.
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1466356
Also on Family Search in another file is the index card index for the
Brooklyn probate files. Generally you need to know the date of death
or at least the year if it is a common name because the index is often
nothing more that the file number and a two digit year. Sometimes if
you get lucky some of the cards also have addresses.

I do look ups for people at the Brooklyn court house and would be happy
to discuss the steps off-line with anyone who is interested. I also
gave a whole presentation on this topic last August at the conference
in Boston.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: The FamilySearch probate card index may be found within the
following collection:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1920234
Browse by selecting Kings County and then scroll down to the index cards.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Visits to Surrogates Court in Kings and Suffolk Counties, NY #general

A. E. Jordan
 

Original Message from: sherribob <sherribob@...>:

Kings County (Brooklyn), NY estate files can be searched and viewed
on-line for years 1866-1923.
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1466356
Also on Family Search in another file is the index card index for the
Brooklyn probate files. Generally you need to know the date of death
or at least the year if it is a common name because the index is often
nothing more that the file number and a two digit year. Sometimes if
you get lucky some of the cards also have addresses.

I do look ups for people at the Brooklyn court house and would be happy
to discuss the steps off-line with anyone who is interested. I also
gave a whole presentation on this topic last August at the conference
in Boston.

Allan Jordan

MODERATOR NOTE: The FamilySearch probate card index may be found within the
following collection:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1920234
Browse by selecting Kings County and then scroll down to the index cards.


Jacques (Jack) and Peter LEWINSOHN #general

George J. Fogelson
 

I am searching for information about Peter and his father Jacques (Jack)
LEWINSOHN. Peter was born in Switzerland in 1944 and Jack was born 1907 in
Berlin. Jacques and his wife escaped to Switzerland >from France in 1943.
Then then, with son Peter, immigrated to Chile >from Switzerland on October
17, 1946 where Jack operated an auto repair shop. In about 1949 they left
for Israel and by 1960 had returned to Berlin. That is where the trail ends.

Thank you,

George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA
gjfogelson@...

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jacques (Jack) and Peter LEWINSOHN #general

George J. Fogelson
 

I am searching for information about Peter and his father Jacques (Jack)
LEWINSOHN. Peter was born in Switzerland in 1944 and Jack was born 1907 in
Berlin. Jacques and his wife escaped to Switzerland >from France in 1943.
Then then, with son Peter, immigrated to Chile >from Switzerland on October
17, 1946 where Jack operated an auto repair shop. In about 1949 they left
for Israel and by 1960 had returned to Berlin. That is where the trail ends.

Thank you,

George Fogelson
Redondo Beach, CA
gjfogelson@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond directly to George with contact information for
this family. If you have suggestions on methods, techniques or sources to help
his search, consider sharing them with the discussion group.


[UK] 2021 Census Recommendation For Going Forth #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have previously posted about the UK's study, Beyond 2011, by the Office
for National Statistics (ONS) whether there should continue to be a census
for England and Wales in 2021 or use administrative data instead.

For over 200 years England and Wales has conducted a census every ten years
beginning in 1801-except in 1941. (The General Register Office Scotland (GROS)
and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible
for the census in Scotland and Northern Ireland.) The ONS stated the population
is changing and they need to understand the changes as they continue. The
ONS was looking for opportunities to modernize the existing process or
develop an alternative census method that reuses existing data already held
within government.

On March 27, the UK Statistics Authority announced that the ONS's National
Statistician recommended to the Board of the UK Statistics Authority a
predominantly online census in 2021 supplemented by the further use of
administrative and survey data. The Board announced they have accepted and
endorsed this recommendation. The Chair of the UK Statistics Authority,
wrote to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to commend the National
Statistician's recommendation to the Government. Under the Census Act 1920,
it is now for the Government and Parliament to determine the arrangements
for census-taking in England and Wales in the future.

To read the announcement and letter the UK Statistics Authority wrote to the
Minister for the Cabinet Office go to: http://tinyurl.com/mwsgq7p
Original url:
http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/news/statement---census-and-the-future-provision-of-population-statistics-in-england-and-wales---27032014.pdf

Thank you to Peter Calver of the LostCousins Newsletter for alerting us to
this recent development for the continuation of the census in England and
Wales.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [UK] 2021 Census Recommendation For Going Forth #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

I have previously posted about the UK's study, Beyond 2011, by the Office
for National Statistics (ONS) whether there should continue to be a census
for England and Wales in 2021 or use administrative data instead.

For over 200 years England and Wales has conducted a census every ten years
beginning in 1801-except in 1941. (The General Register Office Scotland (GROS)
and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible
for the census in Scotland and Northern Ireland.) The ONS stated the population
is changing and they need to understand the changes as they continue. The
ONS was looking for opportunities to modernize the existing process or
develop an alternative census method that reuses existing data already held
within government.

On March 27, the UK Statistics Authority announced that the ONS's National
Statistician recommended to the Board of the UK Statistics Authority a
predominantly online census in 2021 supplemented by the further use of
administrative and survey data. The Board announced they have accepted and
endorsed this recommendation. The Chair of the UK Statistics Authority,
wrote to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, to commend the National
Statistician's recommendation to the Government. Under the Census Act 1920,
it is now for the Government and Parliament to determine the arrangements
for census-taking in England and Wales in the future.

To read the announcement and letter the UK Statistics Authority wrote to the
Minister for the Cabinet Office go to: http://tinyurl.com/mwsgq7p
Original url:
http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/news/statement---census-and-the-future-provision-of-population-statistics-in-england-and-wales---27032014.pdf

Thank you to Peter Calver of the LostCousins Newsletter for alerting us to
this recent development for the continuation of the census in England and
Wales.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee