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Seeking Ira H. COHN Family #general

Ronnie Hess
 

Looking for family of Ira H. COHN

Cohn was born in Chicago in 1894, but lived with his wife Ethel in Pittsburgh
where he was a branch manager of Twentieth Century Fox. He sponsored my
German-Jewish father, making it possible for him to come to America >from Spain.

The two met in Rome where my father was working for Fox Movietone. Any help
finding members of the COHN family would be appreciated.

(Ms.) Ronnie Hess
Madison, WI
rlhess@wisc.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Ira H. COHN Family #general

Ronnie Hess
 

Looking for family of Ira H. COHN

Cohn was born in Chicago in 1894, but lived with his wife Ethel in Pittsburgh
where he was a branch manager of Twentieth Century Fox. He sponsored my
German-Jewish father, making it possible for him to come to America >from Spain.

The two met in Rome where my father was working for Fox Movietone. Any help
finding members of the COHN family would be appreciated.

(Ms.) Ronnie Hess
Madison, WI
rlhess@wisc.edu


Old video taken in shtetl of Wielopole Skrzynskie, Poland #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

"The Jewish Forward" online has a 5 minute color video taken in the shtetl of
Wielopole Skrzynskie, Poland before the Holocaust.

A rare look at our history in Europe before the Nazi era. Copy and paste the
entire URL.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA

http://video.forward.com/video/Rare-Color-Footage-Depicting-Je?utm_source=Sailthru&;utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%20%2B%20Daily&utm_campaign=Weekly_Newsletter_Friday%202013-07-05
[Moderator Note: Shortened URL - http://goo.gl/w8jJx ]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Old video taken in shtetl of Wielopole Skrzynskie, Poland #general

Carol Rombro Rider
 

"The Jewish Forward" online has a 5 minute color video taken in the shtetl of
Wielopole Skrzynskie, Poland before the Holocaust.

A rare look at our history in Europe before the Nazi era. Copy and paste the
entire URL.

Carol Rombro Rider
Baltimore, Maryland USA

http://video.forward.com/video/Rare-Color-Footage-Depicting-Je?utm_source=Sailthru&;utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%20%2B%20Daily&utm_campaign=Weekly_Newsletter_Friday%202013-07-05
[Moderator Note: Shortened URL - http://goo.gl/w8jJx ]


[USA] Philadelphia PA National Archives Branch to Close For Renovations #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives Philadelphia branch plans to close their Market Street
facility for on-site research and reference, as well as their Exhibit
Gallery and on-site programs for renovations starting July 29. Their
anticipated reopening date is late October, 2013. This will result with them
having more Public Access Computers, including a set for hands-on
instruction, fewer microfilm machines, more secure space for using original
records, and a better flow. The public will still be able to ask research
questions or submit research requests. For more information go to:
http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/press/2013/renovation.html

The National Archives Philadelphia maintains the historically significant
records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating >from 1789 to the present.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and his Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to this temporary closure.

Jan Meisels Allen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [USA] Philadelphia PA National Archives Branch to Close For Renovations #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives Philadelphia branch plans to close their Market Street
facility for on-site research and reference, as well as their Exhibit
Gallery and on-site programs for renovations starting July 29. Their
anticipated reopening date is late October, 2013. This will result with them
having more Public Access Computers, including a set for hands-on
instruction, fewer microfilm machines, more secure space for using original
records, and a better flow. The public will still be able to ask research
questions or submit research requests. For more information go to:
http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/press/2013/renovation.html

The National Archives Philadelphia maintains the historically significant
records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating >from 1789 to the present.

Thank you to Dick Eastman and his Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for
alerting us to this temporary closure.

Jan Meisels Allen


Whence Samuel ? #general

Samuel Gelfand
 

Hi Genners,

A deceased Uncle and I share the given name Samuel. Recently I acquired a
photograph of his gravestone with the Hebrew inscription translating to
"Yishayahu ben r. Shmuel". (the English inscription reads Samuel).

No one in the family can explain the transition or what name may appear on
his Ellis Island records. He is the only family member whose immigration I
have been unable to trace.

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Whence Samuel ? #general

Samuel Gelfand
 

Hi Genners,

A deceased Uncle and I share the given name Samuel. Recently I acquired a
photograph of his gravestone with the Hebrew inscription translating to
"Yishayahu ben r. Shmuel". (the English inscription reads Samuel).

No one in the family can explain the transition or what name may appear on
his Ellis Island records. He is the only family member whose immigration I
have been unable to trace.

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


Kindertransport reunion in London #germany

HHHeilbut@...
 

Guten Abend to all,
Judith Elam wrote about the reunion of the Kindertransport children in
London. My husband came via Kindertransport in June 1939 to England.
He did not receive an invitation. Does anyone know why this can happen?

We did know Bertha Leverton very well and met her whenever she came to
Germany, where we live. My husband very often was in schools as a
"Zeitzeuge" and told his story about the Kindertransport.
We are also in close contact to Lisa Bechner >from Berlin. Is it because
we live in Germany?

Regards >from Helga & Hellfried Heilbut, Bergisch Gladbach hhheilbut@t-online.de

[Can Judith Elam or another member post contact information for the
organizers of the recent reunion? ]


German SIG #Germany Kindertransport reunion in London #germany

HHHeilbut@...
 

Guten Abend to all,
Judith Elam wrote about the reunion of the Kindertransport children in
London. My husband came via Kindertransport in June 1939 to England.
He did not receive an invitation. Does anyone know why this can happen?

We did know Bertha Leverton very well and met her whenever she came to
Germany, where we live. My husband very often was in schools as a
"Zeitzeuge" and told his story about the Kindertransport.
We are also in close contact to Lisa Bechner >from Berlin. Is it because
we live in Germany?

Regards >from Helga & Hellfried Heilbut, Bergisch Gladbach hhheilbut@t-online.de

[Can Judith Elam or another member post contact information for the
organizers of the recent reunion? ]


Fund Collection For Lithuanian Jews #general

Samuel Gelfand
 

Hello,
According to an aunt, my grandfather Mendel SACKS, who lived in Bronx,NY
and was born in Pandelys, Lithuania visited a rabbi cousin who was in the
US to solicit funds. Possible surnames are ZAK and JACOBSON.

Does anyone have or know of the existance and access to of records
relating to that subject? I have no specific date but assume it was
most likely in the 1930's before WW II.

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fund Collection For Lithuanian Jews #general

Samuel Gelfand
 

Hello,
According to an aunt, my grandfather Mendel SACKS, who lived in Bronx,NY
and was born in Pandelys, Lithuania visited a rabbi cousin who was in the
US to solicit funds. Possible surnames are ZAK and JACOBSON.

Does anyone have or know of the existance and access to of records
relating to that subject? I have no specific date but assume it was
most likely in the 1930's before WW II.

Sam Gelfand
Lewiston NY


ITS-Arolsen at Yad Vashem #general

Israel P
 

I was at Yad Vashem today and they have signs up saying that they are
upgrading the ITS-Arolsen database and it will be unavailable for research
17-23 July. Their other facilities will work as usual.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR NOTE: Pleas direct any questions regarding the ITS-Arolsen database
to Yad Vashem.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ITS-Arolsen at Yad Vashem #general

Israel P
 

I was at Yad Vashem today and they have signs up saying that they are
upgrading the ITS-Arolsen database and it will be unavailable for research
17-23 July. Their other facilities will work as usual.

Israel Pickholtz

MODERATOR NOTE: Pleas direct any questions regarding the ITS-Arolsen database
to Yad Vashem.


Re: LANDAUs in NY - Found Descendants! - Thank you! #general

Ofer Manela
 

Dear all,

I want to thank Barbara Zimmer for an outstanding help in finding my
LANDAU family in the USA. After more than a year of unsuccessful
search, you solved for me the puzzle in few days!

Many thanks Barbara!

Ofer Manela

From: Ofer Manela <oferman@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:54:01 +0300

I'm looking for the family and descendants of LANDAUs who arrived from
central-south Poland (Zarki, Szczekociny, Wolbrom, Czestochowa) to NY
before WWII.

The names are:

Pinchus LANDAU (b. 1896 - d. Feb. 1980) lived in Flushing, Queens, NY,
buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Juda LANDAU (b. 1883 - d. 1970) and his son Chaim Henry LANDAU, lived
at 11 Broadway Terrace, New York.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: LANDAUs in NY - Found Descendants! - Thank you! #general

Ofer Manela
 

Dear all,

I want to thank Barbara Zimmer for an outstanding help in finding my
LANDAU family in the USA. After more than a year of unsuccessful
search, you solved for me the puzzle in few days!

Many thanks Barbara!

Ofer Manela

From: Ofer Manela <oferman@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:54:01 +0300

I'm looking for the family and descendants of LANDAUs who arrived from
central-south Poland (Zarki, Szczekociny, Wolbrom, Czestochowa) to NY
before WWII.

The names are:

Pinchus LANDAU (b. 1896 - d. Feb. 1980) lived in Flushing, Queens, NY,
buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Juda LANDAU (b. 1883 - d. 1970) and his son Chaim Henry LANDAU, lived
at 11 Broadway Terrace, New York.


WWI Military Records in NY and MA #general

Sheila Coyne <secoyne@...>
 

Since I've recently had great success in locating copies of my grandfathers'
WWI records in Massachusetts, and am in the process of requesting the same
regarding my husband's paternal grandfather in New York, I thought I'd share
with other Jewishgenners the addresses and phone numbers involved.

My initial requests went, per the usual online instructions, to the National
Archives - and, as expected, came back as zilch (usually attributable to the
1970s fire in St. Louis which destroyed so many WWI records).

In addition to national records, however, most individual states also maintain
copies of military service records (bear in mind - these are referred to as
National Guard records although the individuals involved enlisted in the army
for WWI).

For my grandfathers in MA, I got a card specifying each promotion, demotion,
transfer, and so on - and the archivists willingly took the time to clarify
each abbreviation for me. They also looked up and listed for me each and
every campaign that particular unit was involved in. They took my requests
by phone and emailed and snail-mailed the results, and again accepted phone
calls after I received the records and sought clarification. I cannot thank
them enough for their helpfulness and courtesy, and hope that by sharing this
information they will not be swamped with phone calls!

The Massachusetts' records are at:
Mass. National Guard Museum and Archives
44 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609-3157

Phone: 978-369-4807
Archivist: Keith Vezeau

For New York, there are three different possible locations. I first spoke
with the courteous and helpful Monica, at:

New York State Archives
Reference Services
11A36 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230

Phone: 518-474-8955
archref@mail.nysed.gov

Although she could not locate anything on the individual I was looking for
(born in New Jersey, enlisted in NY under different birth date and name),
she also directed me to two other possible record sources. They will not
accept phone requests, so you must submit all information and documentation
in writing, although the museum will respond by email if you so wish.

Mr. Jim Gandy, Archivist
NY State Military Heritage Museum and Research Center
61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 518-581-5100
web: www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm
email: historians@ny.nqb.army.mil
Fax: 518-581-5111 (I called and spoke with Colleen, who specified I must
submit my request in writing, but to speed things up I could then fax the
written request to this number, which would be received in her office, and
she'd put it in the correct box for Mr. Gandy)

Finally, I am also sending a written request with attached documents to:

NY State Division of Military and Naval Affairs
330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-3514
web: www.dmna.state.ny.us/

Again, if your request to the National Archives via SF 180 has been returned
with "no records," don't lose hope! You'd be surprised just how much
information exists on a state level.

Sheila Coyne


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WWI Military Records in NY and MA #general

Sheila Coyne <secoyne@...>
 

Since I've recently had great success in locating copies of my grandfathers'
WWI records in Massachusetts, and am in the process of requesting the same
regarding my husband's paternal grandfather in New York, I thought I'd share
with other Jewishgenners the addresses and phone numbers involved.

My initial requests went, per the usual online instructions, to the National
Archives - and, as expected, came back as zilch (usually attributable to the
1970s fire in St. Louis which destroyed so many WWI records).

In addition to national records, however, most individual states also maintain
copies of military service records (bear in mind - these are referred to as
National Guard records although the individuals involved enlisted in the army
for WWI).

For my grandfathers in MA, I got a card specifying each promotion, demotion,
transfer, and so on - and the archivists willingly took the time to clarify
each abbreviation for me. They also looked up and listed for me each and
every campaign that particular unit was involved in. They took my requests
by phone and emailed and snail-mailed the results, and again accepted phone
calls after I received the records and sought clarification. I cannot thank
them enough for their helpfulness and courtesy, and hope that by sharing this
information they will not be swamped with phone calls!

The Massachusetts' records are at:
Mass. National Guard Museum and Archives
44 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609-3157

Phone: 978-369-4807
Archivist: Keith Vezeau

For New York, there are three different possible locations. I first spoke
with the courteous and helpful Monica, at:

New York State Archives
Reference Services
11A36 Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230

Phone: 518-474-8955
archref@mail.nysed.gov

Although she could not locate anything on the individual I was looking for
(born in New Jersey, enlisted in NY under different birth date and name),
she also directed me to two other possible record sources. They will not
accept phone requests, so you must submit all information and documentation
in writing, although the museum will respond by email if you so wish.

Mr. Jim Gandy, Archivist
NY State Military Heritage Museum and Research Center
61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 518-581-5100
web: www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm
email: historians@ny.nqb.army.mil
Fax: 518-581-5111 (I called and spoke with Colleen, who specified I must
submit my request in writing, but to speed things up I could then fax the
written request to this number, which would be received in her office, and
she'd put it in the correct box for Mr. Gandy)

Finally, I am also sending a written request with attached documents to:

NY State Division of Military and Naval Affairs
330 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-3514
web: www.dmna.state.ny.us/

Again, if your request to the National Archives via SF 180 has been returned
with "no records," don't lose hope! You'd be surprised just how much
information exists on a state level.

Sheila Coyne


Will You Be Joining Us for the IAJGS Conference in Boston? #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

Dear H-SIGrs,

Bob Friedman and several other H-SIGrs responded some months ago to my =
request for volunteers to help at the Hungarian SIG table at the SHARE =
Fair on Sunday afternoon. If you're willing and able to help at the =
table please contact me off-list again. Conference organizers have =
asked us to let them know the names of the people who will be staffing =
SIG tables, so that they can prepare name badges, which will supposedly =
avoid delays when you want to enter the SHARE Fair room. I expect that =
we will have two tables and if past conferences are any indication, we =
should keep pretty busy. =20

Also, please let me know if you have any materials that you would be =
willing to let us use at the table such as maps, books, etc. I'm =
checking to find out if we will have internet access at the Fair but =
even if we don't slide presentations could be another interesting =
addition. If anyone in Boston has a copy of Jordan Auslander's =
Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary that they're willing to =
let us use at the table that would be useful for doing look-ups for =
folks who are having problems identifying the places where their =
families lived. I'd rather not lug mine >from California.

If you wish, you may ship materials to the hotel in advance but the =
hotel assesses a charge. In addition, the hotel will charge a storage =
fee for packages received before August 1. Therefore, it is strongly =
recommended that you ship your materials to arrive no earlier than =
Thursday, August 1 and no later than Saturday, August 3. Your shipped =
packages will be awaiting you in the SHARE Fair room when it opens for =
set-up. Download the shipping instructions at shipping.iajgs2013.org. =20=


An alternative would be if any H-SIGr in the Boston area who is planning =
to drive in on Sunday would be willing to receive any material that may =
be too bulky to carry. If so, please contact me off list.

If you are bringing maps, be aware that it won't be possible to mount =
maps on the wall and the conference isn't offering to provide easels =
from which we might be able to hang such items. The SHARE Fair is =
scheduled >from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. We will have access to the room for =
set-up at noon, and must be completely out by 5:30 so that they can =
prepare for the evening program in the same space.

I'm sorry that almost all of the Hungarian programs, including the =
Hungarian SIG meeting, the H-SIG luncheon and the sessions by the H-SIG =
guest speaker Zsuzsanna Toronyi, the archivest >from the Hungarian =
Jewish Archives in Budapest, were scheduled for Thursday but the hotel =
apparently has limited accommodations. =20

Looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new ones in =
Boston. Meanwhile, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any =
questions, if you can help out at the SHARE Fair and if you have any =
items you are willing to let us use at the table to either do look-ups =
or because they are unique or interesting resources for researching =
Hungarian roots.

Vivian

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@kmort.com


Hungary SIG #Hungary Will You Be Joining Us for the IAJGS Conference in Boston? #hungary

viviankahn@...
 

Dear H-SIGrs,

Bob Friedman and several other H-SIGrs responded some months ago to my =
request for volunteers to help at the Hungarian SIG table at the SHARE =
Fair on Sunday afternoon. If you're willing and able to help at the =
table please contact me off-list again. Conference organizers have =
asked us to let them know the names of the people who will be staffing =
SIG tables, so that they can prepare name badges, which will supposedly =
avoid delays when you want to enter the SHARE Fair room. I expect that =
we will have two tables and if past conferences are any indication, we =
should keep pretty busy. =20

Also, please let me know if you have any materials that you would be =
willing to let us use at the table such as maps, books, etc. I'm =
checking to find out if we will have internet access at the Fair but =
even if we don't slide presentations could be another interesting =
addition. If anyone in Boston has a copy of Jordan Auslander's =
Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary that they're willing to =
let us use at the table that would be useful for doing look-ups for =
folks who are having problems identifying the places where their =
families lived. I'd rather not lug mine >from California.

If you wish, you may ship materials to the hotel in advance but the =
hotel assesses a charge. In addition, the hotel will charge a storage =
fee for packages received before August 1. Therefore, it is strongly =
recommended that you ship your materials to arrive no earlier than =
Thursday, August 1 and no later than Saturday, August 3. Your shipped =
packages will be awaiting you in the SHARE Fair room when it opens for =
set-up. Download the shipping instructions at shipping.iajgs2013.org. =20=


An alternative would be if any H-SIGr in the Boston area who is planning =
to drive in on Sunday would be willing to receive any material that may =
be too bulky to carry. If so, please contact me off list.

If you are bringing maps, be aware that it won't be possible to mount =
maps on the wall and the conference isn't offering to provide easels =
from which we might be able to hang such items. The SHARE Fair is =
scheduled >from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. We will have access to the room for =
set-up at noon, and must be completely out by 5:30 so that they can =
prepare for the evening program in the same space.

I'm sorry that almost all of the Hungarian programs, including the =
Hungarian SIG meeting, the H-SIG luncheon and the sessions by the H-SIG =
guest speaker Zsuzsanna Toronyi, the archivest >from the Hungarian =
Jewish Archives in Budapest, were scheduled for Thursday but the hotel =
apparently has limited accommodations. =20

Looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new ones in =
Boston. Meanwhile, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any =
questions, if you can help out at the SHARE Fair and if you have any =
items you are willing to let us use at the table to either do look-ups =
or because they are unique or interesting resources for researching =
Hungarian roots.

Vivian

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
vkahn@kmort.com

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