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April 2021 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #records #general #jgs-iajgs

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group but most were not—all postings are included below.  The following are the summaries for the month of March, 2021.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert.

Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.

 

  • (Algeria-France) Algeria Wants Return From France of Algerian Archives Dating Back to Ottoman Empire
  • (Ancestry) What Might Blackstone do with Ancestry's DNA Data?
  • (Belgium) Constitutional Court Overturns Framework Telecom Data Retention Law
  • (British Commonwealth) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Report Casualties from WWl Not Commemorated
  • (European Union) Facebook Data Breach Finds Irish Data Protection Regulator Looking Into It
  • (EU-Facebook) Digital Rights Ireland Announces "Mass action" Against Facebook Due to Data Breach in 2019
  • (European Union) Issues Biannual Microsoft Transparency Report on Right to be Forgotten
  • (European Union- France) NoYB Files Complaint with French Data Protection Agency Against Google
  • (European Union-Ireland) Ireland's Data Protection Commission Launches Probe into Facebook of Data Leak
  • Facebook v Apple The Battle Heats Up-Consumer Privacy
  • (Germany) Internet Media and Advertising Industries File Antitrust Complaint Against Apple
  • MyHeritage Acquisition by Francisco Partners Finalized
  • (Russia) WWll Soldier Database For USSR Posts 8 Million Records
  • (South Africa) University of Cape Town Library Destroyed by Fire
  • (UK) Office for National Statistics Says They Never Gave Census Data to Anyone Including Spy Agencies
  • (US) Biden Administration Halts Sale of Pacific NW NARA Building
  • (US) 16 States Join Alabama's Challenge to a Statistical Method Used for 2020 US Census; President Biden Nominates New Head of Census Bureau
  • (US) 2020 Census Information Released
  • (US) Even More on 2020 US Census Release
  • (US) HR 2738 Prevents Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies from Obtaining Subscriber Records-ISP Records
  • (US) National Archives Genealogy Series
  • (US) National Archives National Personnel Records Center 18-24 months to Clear Backlog Due to Covid-19 Once r Fully Staffed
  • (US) National Archives Releases Two Datasets -National Archives Catalog and 1940 Census Dataset
  • (US) Proposed New System of Records on Cybersecurity Vulnerability
  • (US) Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Sponsor Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2021
  • (US) Smithsonian Libraries and Archives New Online Genealogy Research Guide
  • (US) Speaker Pelosi Won't Permit Court Packing Bill to Reach the Floor
  • (US) Supreme Court Sides with Google Over Oracle in Copyright Battle
  • (US) Thousands of Name Errors Possible in New Korean War Remembrance Wall
  • (US) Twitter Won't Allow National Archives to Restore President Trump's Tweets
  • (US) USCIS Fee Schedule
  • (US) USCIS Posts Proposed Regulation in Federal Register
  • (US-FL) Florida Bill on Privacy Amended as it Moves Through Legislature
  • (US-FL) Florida Supreme Court to Challenge on Insurance Law Pertaining to the Death Master File
  • (US-FL) HB 833 on DNA Privacy Passes Florida House 85-28; Senate by 22-18
  • (US-MD) HB 240 Passes Legislature Requires Licensing of any Forensic Genealogist Who Works With Police
  • (US-MO) Reclaim the Records Wins Missouri Sunshine Law Suit Against Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services I
  • (US-MT) Montana Legislation Would Require Warrant for Police to Search Consumer DNA Databases Passes House
  • (US-MT) Montana Stop the Press From Serving Slander Machine
  • (US-OH) Dept of Health Will Not Appeal Federal Court Barring Not Allowing People to Change Gender on Birth Certs I
  • (US-OK) Data Privacy Bill Passes House and Won't Get a Hearing in the Senate 
  • (US-TN) Tennessee House Passes Resolution to Make Bible Official State Book
  • (US) Wisconsin Newspapers Sue Google and Facebook

 

The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening you are encouraged to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert

go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, AVOTAYNU, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/

 

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.

 

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 


JewishGen Talks: An Exclusive Preview of the 2021 Virtual IAJGS Conference #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll
 

We invite you to attend the next presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars:
 
An Exclusive Preview of the 2021 Virtual IAJGS Conference
Speaker: Judi Missel
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 
Registration is free with a suggested donation.
 
About the Talk
Join us for an exclusive preview of the 2021 Virtual IAJGS Conference.

About the Speaker
Judi Gyory Missel, a member of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, has been fascinated by genealogy for over 30 years. Being the first of her family born in America and the child of Holocaust survivors, history and family have always been important. Judi offers presentations and classes on basic genealogy research, Hungarian research, and Holocaust resources to a variety of audiences. She has also spoken about her visit to the Arolsen Archives in Germany. Professionally, Judi has researched and published genealogy reports for a range of Jewish and non-Jewish clients from Mayflower families, Scottish clans, to Native Americans. Judi received the IAJGS Volunteer of the Year award in 2019.
 
Registration is free with a suggested donation.
Please click here to register now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.
 
Questions?
Please click here


(US) National Archives Genealogy Series Reminder it Begins Tomorrow #announcements #records #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

On April 20 I posted about the (US) National Archives is holding a series of virtual genealogy presentations in May and June- the first being tomorrow on Tuesday May 4th    at 1:00 PM EDT.

 

The (US) National Archives has presented a virtual genealogy fair since 2013 and last year due to the pandemic they canceled the virtual genealogy fair. This year, they announced several sessions to be held over different days in May and June. You are invited to watch and participate in real time with the presenters and family historians from around the world on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLugwVCjzrJsVzU4raqGj87E8leVNsoc6S)

 

Over the two months, the sessions will offer family history research tools on federal records for all skill levels. The May sessions are broad and will appeal to the beginner and beyond. The June sessions are focused on specific topics and may be better suited for the experienced researcher. All are welcome! Session descriptions, videos, handouts, and participation instructions are available if you click the schedule link below.

 

  • Open with no reservations required
  • Watch the broadcasts via YouTube
  • Participate and ask questions via chat during the scheduled broadcasts
  • After the scheduled broadcasts, video recordings and presentation materials will be available online

 

The Schedule:  https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair

 

Tuesday, May 4, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Preserving and Digitizing Personal Photo Albums and Scrapbooks 

Wednesday, May 12, at 1:00 p.m. ET 

Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov

Wednesday, May 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Tips and Tools for Engaging Family with Your Research Finds 

Tuesday, June 1, at 1:00 p.m. ET

From Here to There: Researching Office of Indian Affairs Employees 

Tuesday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Civil War Union Noncombatant Personnel: Teamsters, Laundresses, Nurses, Sutlers, and More 

Tuesday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Merchant Marine Records at the National Archives at St. Louis 

To learn more about this year’s virtual fair and details about the aforementioned sessions go to:

https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Samuel and or Raizel KOSHLAND. maybe from LATVIA #latvia

Ancestry Mail
 

-  Trying to locate any information about the husband and wife "Samuel Koshland" and "Raizel Koshland".
(The surname "Koshland" may not be correct.)
-  They may be from Latvia.
- They might have been born between 1830 and 1953.
-  Raizel's maiden name might be "Levitt."

Thanks,
Ella Mullens
NY, NY


Transcript please German #germany #translation

Reuven Stern
 

I've posted a section of a register for which I wish I had a transcript, translation is NOT required. It is on ViewMate at the following address
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93492

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Best regards,
(signature)--
Reuven Stern, Kfar Vradim Israel
reuven.stern@...


Re: 1905 New York Census #usa #records

Diane Jacobs
 

Before the 1905, 1915and 1925 NY State Census was online on ancestry and family search, the only way to find people was to go to a place like the NY public library at 42 nd St and Fifth Avenue and look up the AD and ED and page numbers for a specific address in NYC.   Then you would be able to find the correct microfilm volume and search for the residents for a specific address.
It took time.but can be done.

Diane Jacobs


On May 3, 2021, at 2:54 PM, June Genis <junegenis@...> wrote:

I'm trying to reconcile what appears to be conflicting information on
different records which may require tracking down who was living at a
particular address in 1905.

I have a "CERTIFICATE AND RECORD OF MARRIAGE" from the New York City
Dept. of Health for Samuel Okun to "Rose Palley" in 1909 which appears
to list her father as "S. Palley" The bride's address was 115
Hinsdale St which appears to be in Brooklyn. That address pops up
in other related records as well.

The 1910 census shows a Louis Pailley at that same address with a wife
of the same name as listed as the bride's mother, Fannie, on the
marriage record.. Old handwriting, especially capital S vs capital L,
can be tricky but there are other capital S words on the same page in
the certificate. The different spelling of the last name doesn't
bother me but "S" vs "Louis" does. Could it be that whoever entered
the information got the wrong initial for the father of the bride?
The handwriting looks to be the same for both the bride and groom so I
assume it was a clerk who entered the data. Of course Rose is not
listed on the 1910 census for 115 Hinsdale but on a later census she
and Samuel appear to be living there with the Palley's having moved to
what looks like another nearby location.

How can I find out who was living at 115 Hinsdale when the 1905 New
York State Census was taken?

June Genis

.
--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


1905 New York Census #usa #records

June Genis
 

I'm trying to reconcile what appears to be conflicting information on
different records which may require tracking down who was living at a
particular address in 1905.

I have a "CERTIFICATE AND RECORD OF MARRIAGE" from the New York City
Dept. of Health for Samuel Okun to "Rose Palley" in 1909 which appears
to list her father as "S. Palley" The bride's address was 115
Hinsdale St which appears to be in Brooklyn. That address pops up
in other related records as well.

The 1910 census shows a Louis Pailley at that same address with a wife
of the same name as listed as the bride's mother, Fannie, on the
marriage record.. Old handwriting, especially capital S vs capital L,
can be tricky but there are other capital S words on the same page in
the certificate. The different spelling of the last name doesn't
bother me but "S" vs "Louis" does. Could it be that whoever entered
the information got the wrong initial for the father of the bride?
The handwriting looks to be the same for both the bride and groom so I
assume it was a clerk who entered the data. Of course Rose is not
listed on the 1910 census for 115 Hinsdale but on a later census she
and Samuel appear to be living there with the Palley's having moved to
what looks like another nearby location.

How can I find out who was living at 115 Hinsdale when the 1905 New
York State Census was taken?

June Genis

.
--
June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


"From Bourbon to Blue Jeans." Online event of the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group, Sunday, May 23, 2021 #announcements #germany #usa

Emily Garber
 

The Phoenix (Arizona) Jewish Genealogy Group is pleased to feature Suzanne Kelting Myers, D.O., who will present "From Bourbon to Blue Jeans: Bavarian Jews and Their Influence on America Culture" at our online meeting, Sunday, May 23 from 1-3 PM (PDT). The event is free of charge and open to all.


“From Bourbon to Blue Jeans: Bavarian Jews and Their Influence on American Culture” will begin with an overview of Jewish immigration to the United States: Sephardic Jews prior to 1800; the German-speaking Jews in the 19th century (post-1813 and post-1848); and the Eastern European wave between 1880 and 1920. Pressures from cultural and legal events in Bavaria, especially those relating to the Napoleonic Era, and to a lesser extent those relating to the German revolutions of 1848-1849, and how they affected the status of Jews in the region will be discussed.  The patterns of immigration, the conditions required to travel, and the ports of arrival in the United States by individuals and families will be reviewed. Jewish men who settled in the United States were identified by the state not by their religious affiliation but by their race (white) and therefore had all the rights that other white males in society held: citizenship, voting rights, and land-owning.  How this distinction supported their ability to flourish economically and to fully participate in civic life was significant.

Suzanne Kelting Myers, D.O. is fascinated by the immigration of Jewish immigrants during the 19th century and how they became involved in various vocations, especially those in the American West.  She uses her anthropology perspective as an approach to genealogy, her teaching background to communicate and educate, and her medical training to integrate science (including DNA) into her research.  She is the editor of Tidbits, the newsletter for the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, and has been involved with the San Francisco Area Jewish Genealogical Society’s project to transcribe all Jewish burial records in the Bay Area.

 

Taking up genealogy seriously about 15 years ago, she has traveled to four European countries and more than a dozen states to pursue her family’s history. She has completed Boston University’s certificate program and is an alumnus of the ProGen study group. Her educational opportunities to genealogical institutes have been facilitated by a ProGenealogist scholarship in 2020 and the Donn Devine scholarship in 2021.

 

She is the owner of Expedition Genealogy and is Adjunct Faculty at Midwestern University in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.


To register for this free event, go to: https://www.azjhs.org/genealogy-group

Emily H. Garber
emilyhgarber@...
Chair, Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group
Phoenix, Arizona


Seeking in Jonava #lithuania

rubenru@...
 

Looking for relatives in Jonava. My Grandmother SULE SELMANOVICAITE (ZELMANOVICH)who was born in Jonava (Kaunas) in 1906. She had Internal Passport Card Nº 2519/821121 of AGO/1/1922 and KRA  71/3/2772. I can't find her parents and relatives. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

Ruben Rubinstein - Montevideo
rubenru@...


Search for information of Jacob Goldberg b1900 aka Jack Berry #unitedkingdom

jan.jenn@...
 

I am searching for the early life of Jacob Goldberg b1900, I don't know where or his parents names. He lived in London and became influential in the anti fascist movement in Plymouth being imprisoned for his actions but continuing to speak out about his beliefs. His partner Cissy Feltham/Hann and Jack had a child in Plymouth in 1934. Jack worked in a number of  fields silver and gold bullion dealing, travelling in canvasses and sable brushes finally ending as a furrier in Yeovil, Somerset. 
He had rather a chequered history prior to Yeovil which was documented in the press during the 1930s.
Any help would be much appreciated. 
--
Jan Jennings


Re: Asking help with one Polish word #translation

FrankSzmulowicz@...
 

It looks like redne in lower case, but I do not know such a word in Polish. 
BTW.  Dankowiczów etc., simply indicates a declension of the proper name Dankowicz. The ending ów simply indicates "of family Dankowicz", in this case.
Sorry, I could not help further . Reading Polish cursive of that era is an art.
Frank Szmulowicz
FrankSzmulowicz@...


Re: ABRAMOWITZ of Novarodok-19th cent. #names

ann.belinsky@...
 

In the discussion about Abramovitz in Novogrudok, it was noted that many Abramovitz families lived in Korelitz (Karelich), which is very close to Novogrudok.
In the discussion it was also noted that "the Korelitz Yizkor book does not have a list of names...the Korelitz names are listed in the Nowogrodek Yizkor book."

However, please note this clarification:
1) The names of those who were murdered in the Holocaust do appear in the translated online Korelitz book on Pages 290-311.
2) Although an Index of names was not originally prepared for the translated Korelitz book when it was first published in hardcover, it was added in later.
The Index appears as a link on the JewishGen YBIP page for Korelitz  https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indices/Karelichy_index.pdf.

(and similarly there is an Index of names for the Yizkor Book of Lyubcha and Delyatichi, 2 towns not far from Korelitz):   https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indices/Lyubcha_index.pdf

Indeed in the Novogrudok Yizkor Book there are both:
a List of the Jews in the Ghetto of Karelich prepared in Russian which does not appear in the Korelitz Yizkor Book, and
a List of Martyrs of Karelich, which does seems to be the same as that appearing in the Korelitz Yizkor Book, despite different transliterations of the names.
 
 General information re Name Indices to Yizkor Books in Print – Initially all Yizkor Books in Print did not have Name Indices. However at some stage the Project Coordinators decided they should be prepared, and the Name Index is now included in every Yizkor Book published or republished. For those holding earlier published books, the Yizkor Books in Print page now includes links to the Name Index for the book that people can print out and slip into their books.
 
Ann Belinsky -Israel
Translation Coordinator of the Korelitz Yizkor Book and of the Lyubcha and Delyatichi Yizkor Book,
FAIVELOVITZ, MENDELOVITZ - Korelitz, Lyubcha
MANTEL - Dumbrova-Tarnow or the surroundings
HALFCOTE, HELFGOTT - Warsaw, England
BELINSKY - Male-Sedlishche (Shlishtch Zuta)
 


Re: Viewmate: Please can I have a translation of Yiddish on this photograph and if possible to date the era #photographs #translation #yiddish

Dubin, David M. MD
 

Yenkel (diminutive of Yaakov-Jacob) is correct
David Dubin


Steven Spielberg's New Jewish Story Partners Foundation #usa

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Jewish Story Partners is a new film foundation with initial funding from the Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s Righteous Persons Foundation aiming to “tell stories abut diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories and cultures”.

 

The Los Angeles based Foundation has over $2million in funding also provided by the Maimonides Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation. The Foundation will start this year with $500,00 in grants to U.S. based feature length documentaries to be selected by jury panels. Jewish Story Partners will announce its inaugural round of grantees shortly. Submissions are open for a second funding round with applications due July 1.

 

There is nothing like storytelling to foster connections and help us understand life’s deepest truths. We are especially proud to help establish this initiative — which will make visible a fuller range of Jewish voices, identities, experiences, and perspectives — at a time when social divisions run painfully deep and mainstream depictions too often fail to reflect the Jewish community in all its complexity. We hope that JSP projects will long be a source of meaning within the Jewish community and beyond,” said Capshaw and Spielberg in a joint statement.

 

Spielberg and Capshaw founded the Righteous Persons Foundation in 1995 from his profits from the 1993 film Schindler’s List. It has made more than $100 million in grants and been supported by additional profits from the films Munich and Lincoln.

 

To read more see:

https://deadline.com/2021/04/steven-spielberg-kate-capshaw-righteous-persons-foundation-jewish-story-partners-1234734985/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Viewmate: Please can I have a translation of Yiddish on this photograph and if possible to date the era #photographs #translation #yiddish

Rene Eisner
 

 I would like to have a translation of the Yiddish. I believe it says Frimet Degenszajn Zychlin, but I am unable to read the rest.
also is it possible to date the photo?
It is on ViewMate at the following address 

 

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93475

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Rene EISNER, Melbourne, Australia
researching DEGENSZAJN, PYDRA, ZELMAN, Skierniewice, Poland


Challenging help requested for Translation of Yiddish Postcard #yiddish #photographs #translation

Rene Eisner
 

I've posted a New Year Postcard in Yiddish for which I need a translation. 
I realise it is quite complex, but an idea of the context of the message would be appreciated.  it is sent by David ROSENBLATT from Tel Aviv, 1925.  

It is on ViewMate at the following address .https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93476

 

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.

Rene Eisner, Melbourne, Australia
researching DEGENSZAJN, DUDAKOV, PYDRA, ZELMAN, Skierniewice, Poland


JGSCT Virtual Program, May 23, 2021, 1:30pm Eastern Joel Weintraub Here Comes the 1950 Census: What to Expect #announcements #usa #records

gkr
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut hosts Joel Weintraub, presenting "Here Comes The 1950 Census:  What to Expect" on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 1:30 pm via webinar.
 

The U.S. 1950 census will become public on April 1, 2022.  Joel will prepare us for its debut by covering what is a census, who uses the census, census caveats, how the 1950 census was taken, training of enumerators, enumerator instruction manuals, census sampling, 1950 population and housing forms, census questions, post enumeration codes, 1950 undercount, and a summary of the results.  Joel will conclude with a discussion on his and Steve Morse’s 1950 census locational tools, online right now at the stevemorse.org website.  Those 1950 utilities took almost 8 years to produce with the the help of under 70 volunteers, involve 230,000 or so searchable 1950 census district definitions with about 79,000 more small community names added, and street indexes for over 2,400 1950 urban areas that correlate with 1950 census district numbers.  If time allows, Joel will demonstrate searches on the One-Step Unified Tool.

Joel Weintraub, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton.  He became interested in genealogy over 20 years ago and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives in southern California.  Joel helped produce location tools for 1900 through 1950 federal censuses, and the NY State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse “One-Step” website.  He has published articles on the U.S. census and the 72-year rule, the name change belief and finding difficult passenger records at Ellis Island, and searching NYC census records with the problems of NYC geography.  He has a YouTube channel that has his genealogy (and biology) talks at “JDW Talks”.

The webinar is free for JGSCT members. The non-member donation for attending the webinar is $5.

To become a JGSCT member, click here.

To contribute a donation to attend the webinar, click here. Once you complete your donation, you will receive a link to complete your webinar registration.

--
Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut


Re: May is Canadian Jewish Heritage Month #canada #announcements

joannegrosman joannegrosman
 

Hello,
Thank you for posting this. I didn't know it was Canadian Jewish Heritage month. I went to the website of the Canadian Jewish Archive located in Toronto and actually came across several items that belonged to my grandfather and donated to the Archive. Does anyone have experience with this Archive? In regular times can you visit the Archive and view items of personal interest? I asked for a scan of the items, however I do not know if they do this sort of thing. I appreciate any additional information about this Archive.
Joanne Grosman
Researching Grosman, Bocian, Kremsdorf, Enzel
Czestochowa/Radomsko


ViewMate translation request - Russian #translation

Dror Bereznitsky
 

Hello,

I've posted a vital record in Russianfor which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM93499
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

Thank you very much.
Dror Bereznitsky


Re: Looking for Edvando, Lithuania #lithuania

Sherri Bobish
 

Hi Tracy,

I agree with Giannis that the town could be Jedwabne.
In Yiddish it was called Yedvabna.

You can see the similarity between Edvadno / Yedvabna -- it
seems a likely candidate. 

In 1909 there is a Benjamin MILLER from Jedwabny who arrives in NY.  He left behind his mother Chane MILLER, and is bound for his brother Jakob MILLER in NYC.  Maybe these MILLERS are connected to yours, but of course MILLER is an extremely common name.

There's also a Zalman Milevski from Jedwabne who on his U.S. nat papers changed his surname to MILLER.

Possible name changes are always something to think about when researching.


Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

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