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Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

Renée K. Carl
 

Hello David
Thank you for looking at the information. You do not need to be a US resident nor citizen to submit a public comment. Any interested party can make their voice heard. It does not matter if you live in the USA or another location. The only part that is for US residents is writing to Congress. 

The only way to impact the rulemaking process is to submit comments at the Federal portal.

You can make a difference. Make your voice heard in 3 easy steps:

Step 1Review the proposed rule here, and jump to the Genealogy Program section here. There’s a summary available at RecordsNotRevenue.com

Step 2Write your comments, addressing the issues listed here or any issue you think is important. See these conversation starters for thoughts on how to begin. 

Step 3Send your comments BEFORE 16 DECEMBER 2019 to

    • Federal Rulemaking Portal and refer to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 and follow instructions for submitting comments; and
    • Send a copy of your comments to your US Senators and Representative, and refer to DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010. Tell them you care about preserving access to federal records!
Only part B of this last step is for US residents. Everyone can help with sending comments to the Rulemaling Portal.

Thank you 
Renée 


On Fri, 22 Nov 2019, 12:23 am David Lewin, <david@...> wrote:
As I see it, RecordsNotRevenue.com is directed at US citizen.    This is an International problem, not an American one.

Please will you make a Petition place for all researchers to use

David Lewin
London


At 14:16 20/11/2019, Renée K. Carl wrote:
Building off of Jan Meisels Allen's 15 Nov post ( https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/message/1150), I have more information to share on the outrageous proposal by USCIS Genealogy Program to raise the cost of accessing documents by more than 400%. An ad hoc group of genealogists, historians, and records access advocates have compiled a summary of the issues, information on the USCIS Genealogy program, and 3 easy steps you can take to help stop this fee hike.

Visit RecordsNotRevenue.com and please take a few minutes to post your comments on the fee hikes at the Federal Rulemaking Portal (not here!). All you need to know and all the links are located at RecordsNotRevenue.com .

Equally important, please share this information with your local JGS and other genealogy groups, historians, etc. This issue is important beyond the USCIS records. If it can happen to those records, it can happen to others!

Thank you for your time and assistance!
Renee K. Carl
Washington DC


Re: Relationship question

Geoff Bradley-cox
 

Betty is the step-mother of Edgar; Alan is the step-father of Edgar

Daisy is the step-mother of Charles

Step-parents are married to the natural fathers or mothers of children.

I have 2 step-daughters - each of them are children of my husband, who was married twice before I met him, so they each have a different mother.

I pity family historians in the future!




Conditions for emmigrants from Poland to UK to USA. #poland

N. Summers
 

I just found a terrific webpage about the migration of emmigrants from Poland to Scandinavia to the UK to the US!

A few days ago I  found a passenger list with my grandparents’ names on it, from a ship that left Liverpool, England for New York in 1920. It said that they were from Poland and had arrived in the UK from Danzig and Hull on the steamship Ellerman of the Wilson Line. That led me to look for Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland) and Hull (a port on the east coast of England, in Yorkshire). And the Wilson Line. It turns out that a lot of people took this route to the United States. The website I found has lots of helpful information, including a report from a local inspector about the lack of satisfactory accommodations for immigrants once they arrived in Hull, and the statement that most immigrants transiting England took a train from Hull to Liverpool.

I’m sure others have found this site before me, but it was a pretty exciting find for me!

Norway Heritage Project
Maryland, USA

FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, LISS, ALPER, LIFSCHITZ, LEAF, LUSMAN



Jewish ancestry

Geoff Bradley-cox
 

I have a Jewish ancestor - my 3 x great-grandmother. Am I able to call myself Jewish?


Mauthausen Transport List #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

As I mentioned in a recent message, Peter Lande at the US Holocaust =
Memorial Museum has come across a list of 1944 transports >from Auschwitz =
to Mauthausen. He is going to make lists available to JewishGen to =
transcribe so the names can be added to the Holocaust database. The =
names are primarily Hungarian but include some Polish prisoners as well. =
Nolan and I reviewed a few pages and they appear to be relatively =
legible. Except for the occupations, which are in German, the list =
should be easy for anyone who has some familiarity with Hungarian =
personal and place names. We will provide a template and translation =
guide for the occupations (e.g. schneider = tailor, arbeiter, =
worker, schuster = cobbler, etc.). If you are interested in =
volunteering, please contact me off list and Nolan and I will get you =
started.

Thanks are, of course, again due to Peter, who is always on the lookout =
for resources likely to be of interest and use to JewishGen researchers.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
Hungarian Research Director=


Hungary SIG #Hungary Mauthausen Transport List #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

As I mentioned in a recent message, Peter Lande at the US Holocaust =
Memorial Museum has come across a list of 1944 transports >from Auschwitz =
to Mauthausen. He is going to make lists available to JewishGen to =
transcribe so the names can be added to the Holocaust database. The =
names are primarily Hungarian but include some Polish prisoners as well. =
Nolan and I reviewed a few pages and they appear to be relatively =
legible. Except for the occupations, which are in German, the list =
should be easy for anyone who has some familiarity with Hungarian =
personal and place names. We will provide a template and translation =
guide for the occupations (e.g. schneider = tailor, arbeiter, =
worker, schuster = cobbler, etc.). If you are interested in =
volunteering, please contact me off list and Nolan and I will get you =
started.

Thanks are, of course, again due to Peter, who is always on the lookout =
for resources likely to be of interest and use to JewishGen researchers.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
Hungarian Research Director=


Re: Relationship question

rv Kaplan
 

I reckon that Charles and Edgar are half brothers, sharing the same father.  Betty isn't the step-mother of Edgar, as she is no longer married to Edgar's father. 

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


On Fri, 22 Nov 2019 at 00:45, <JoRose@...> wrote:
Allen and Betty marry and have a son--Charles.
They divorce.
Allen and Daisy marry and have a son--Edgar.
[Have you noticed that the names are in alphabetical order, for clarity.]
Facts:
Allen is the father of Charles and Edgar.
Daisy is the step-mother of Charles and the mother of Edgar.
Betty is the mother of Charles.
Is Betty the step-mother of Edgar?
Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your opinion.


"NYC's YIVO Institute holds Jewish memories saved from destruction during the Holocaust -- What's in the Basement?" #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

"NYC's YIVO Institute holds Jewish memories saved >from destruction during the
Holocaust -- What's in the Basement?"

https://mashable.com/video/yivo-jewish-institute/

My mother's family comes >from Skala Podolskaya in Eastern Galicia. Our
JewishGen town research group has copied over 100 documents that were
accumulated between 1960-2000 >from various archives. These were stored at
YIVO.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)

MODERATOR NOTE: This 14-minute video features YIVO Executive Director
Jonathan Brent and staff members Eddy Portnoy and Stefanie Halpern,
describing YIVO's history and unique holdings. Another video in Mashable's
"What's in the Basement?" series
(https://mashable.com/shows/whats-in-the-basement/) explores the "history
found under the floor boards" of New York City's Tenement Museum on the
Lower East Side.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "NYC's YIVO Institute holds Jewish memories saved from destruction during the Holocaust -- What's in the Basement?" #galicia

Tony Hausner
 

"NYC's YIVO Institute holds Jewish memories saved >from destruction during the
Holocaust -- What's in the Basement?"

https://mashable.com/video/yivo-jewish-institute/

My mother's family comes >from Skala Podolskaya in Eastern Galicia. Our
JewishGen town research group has copied over 100 documents that were
accumulated between 1960-2000 >from various archives. These were stored at
YIVO.

Tony Hausner
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(primary email address: thausner@...)

MODERATOR NOTE: This 14-minute video features YIVO Executive Director
Jonathan Brent and staff members Eddy Portnoy and Stefanie Halpern,
describing YIVO's history and unique holdings. Another video in Mashable's
"What's in the Basement?" series
(https://mashable.com/shows/whats-in-the-basement/) explores the "history
found under the floor boards" of New York City's Tenement Museum on the
Lower East Side.


Trip to Lvov (Lviv) UKRAINE on April 2020 #galicia

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all,

I am planning a trip to Lvov (Lviv) next April 2020 for the first time,
and would like to hear any suggestions and comments about the
city.

I have some addresses >from ancestors that lived in the area, but I
also would like to visit the archive to do some research, go to the
cemetery looking for records or burials, visit synagogues and
Jewish areas (if they are) and of course do a bit of regular tourism
with my wife, mom and 2 kids (17 & 11).

Any suggestions, comments or tips would be appreciated. If you
have recommendations of locals that can help, much better.

Feel free to answer me directly.

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send privately any recommendations
of paid guides and/or researchers.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Trip to Lvov (Lviv) UKRAINE on April 2020 #galicia

Daniel Horowitz
 

Hi all,

I am planning a trip to Lvov (Lviv) next April 2020 for the first time,
and would like to hear any suggestions and comments about the
city.

I have some addresses >from ancestors that lived in the area, but I
also would like to visit the archive to do some research, go to the
cemetery looking for records or burials, visit synagogues and
Jewish areas (if they are) and of course do a bit of regular tourism
with my wife, mom and 2 kids (17 & 11).

Any suggestions, comments or tips would be appreciated. If you
have recommendations of locals that can help, much better.

Feel free to answer me directly.

Best regards

Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send privately any recommendations
of paid guides and/or researchers.


Re: Searching for relatives

Richard Gross
 

I'm researching my husband's family from Lviv,Galicia. The earliest ancestor we have is Hersh Gross. One of the family, Samuel Gross who married Jessie Sloman in Leeds, UK, went to Brooklyn soon after the wedding where they raised three sons and a daughter. I wonder whether your Brooklyn family and our Brooklyn family were connected in any way.


VORZIMER not VORIZMER

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

CORRECTION OF TYPO

On Nov 20, 2019, at 9:36 AM, Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> wrote:

I’m following the life of Bettina WORMSER,  d/o Joseph WORMSER and Sadie ANDERSON.

Bettina, b 1902, NYC wed Joseph David VORZIMER in 1923. She divorced him in Feb 1936 in Reno, Nevada.
,
They had two sons:  Benjamin (named for his paternal GF) b 1924. and James b about 1930.


The last mention I can find of these two boys is on the 1940 census.They are living with their mother at the home of their maternal GP.

The transcription lists them as Bettina BORZIR, Benjamin and James BORZIMER.

    i have Bettina’s remarriage in NYC and 1987 death in CT.   But cannot find obit or place of burial.

Does anyone know anything about mother or her two sons?

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, Arizona


Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

David Lewin
 

As I see it, RecordsNotRevenue.com is directed at US citizen.    This is an International problem, not an American one.

Please will you make a Petition place for all researchers to use

David Lewin
London


At 14:16 20/11/2019, Renée K. Carl wrote:
Building off of Jan Meisels Allen's 15 Nov post ( https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/message/1150), I have more information to share on the outrageous proposal by USCIS Genealogy Program to raise the cost of accessing documents by more than 400%. An ad hoc group of genealogists, historians, and records access advocates have compiled a summary of the issues, information on the USCIS Genealogy program, and 3 easy steps you can take to help stop this fee hike.

Visit RecordsNotRevenue.com and please take a few minutes to post your comments on the fee hikes at the Federal Rulemaking Portal (not here!). All you need to know and all the links are located at RecordsNotRevenue.com .

Equally important, please share this information with your local JGS and other genealogy groups, historians, etc. This issue is important beyond the USCIS records. If it can happen to those records, it can happen to others!

Thank you for your time and assistance!
Renee K. Carl
Washington DC


Re: Relationship question

Alan Steinfeld
 

Betty is NOT the step mother of Edgar.  For this to be true, she would have to be currently married to Allen.

Good question.

Happy Thanksgiving to all


-----Original Message-----
From: JoRose <JoRose@...>
To: main <main@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Relationship question

Allen and Betty marry and have a son--Charles.
They divorce.
Allen and Daisy marry and have a son--Edgar.
[Have you noticed that the names are in alphabetical order, for clarity.]
Facts:
Allen is the father of Charles and Edgar.
Daisy is the step-mother of Charles and the mother of Edgar.
Betty is the mother of Charles.
Is Betty the step-mother of Edgar?
Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your opinion.


Re: Jewish Gravestones Used as Cobblestones in Prague to be Returned to Old Jewish Cemetery #Czech Republic

Joan A. Baronberg
 

I read this over three times to ensure there wasn’t a typo in the date. It is shocking to think that in the 1980s, Jewish cemetery stones were used for paving secular streets.
"Evidently the pieces were removed from the 19th century cemetery for street building in the late 1980s."


Relationship question

Josephine Rosenblum
 

Allen and Betty marry and have a son--Charles.
They divorce.
Allen and Daisy marry and have a son--Edgar.
[Have you noticed that the names are in alphabetical order, for clarity.]
Facts:
Allen is the father of Charles and Edgar.
Daisy is the step-mother of Charles and the mother of Edgar.
Betty is the mother of Charles.
Is Betty the step-mother of Edgar?
Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your opinion.


Re: Help Stop USCIS Genealogy Program Fee Hikes

jbonline1111@...
 

Bob Bloomberg, you are comparing apples and oranges.  You, like the rest of us, can see SIG results, just not the latest ones if you choose not to contribute or cannot contribute. Even with a volunteer organization, there are always costs associated with any initiative.  I've been on the boards of several volunteer groups.  You'd be surprised what it costs to maintain them, even when volunteers do most of the work.


Those Who Were There: Voices From the Holocaust Podcast from Yale University's Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies # Holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

    

 

Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust  is a new podcast dedicated to sharing the history of the Holocaust through the first-hand testimonies of survivors and witnesses. It draws on recorded interviews from Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (http://fortunoff.library.yale.edu/podcasts/), which comprises the oral histories of over 4,000 people.  The first six episodes of the inaugural ten episode season are available on  Apple Podcasts, google Play and Stricher and you can follow the podcast on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thosewhowerethere/)and Twitter

 

Narrated by Eleanor Reissa, actress and Yiddish theater director, and produced with historical oversight by Professor Samuel Kassow,

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Re: Deportations from France #france #holocaust

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Abby Pariser asked :

  In Lyon, France, the Museum of the Resistance, has huge book listing the 71,000+ Jews deported from Lyon in World War II.  I found 5 of my Pariser family that I had no idea about before this. 

  Are there other French cities with similar books listing the Jews, the "Juifs," deported to the camps?

 

There were about 6,000 Jews deported from Lyon and its prefectoral area during World War II, not 71,000. Altogether, from the entire France were deported around 76,000 Jews, and, counting those who died in internment camps in France and those who were executed in France, this amounts to around 79,000 persons with about 3950 survivors in 1945.

 

Regarding the specific question, a Memorial Book to the Jews deported from France was first published in 1978 by Serge Klarsfeld. The latest printed version of this Memorial is from 2012. Since then, I maintain a free, searchable version of this Memorial online, at  https://stevemorse.org/france   including corrections and additions. With this tool, it is possible to get the lists of the deportees who were born in a specific town or region, or those whose last address was in a specific town or departement, those who were sent to a given internment camp in France on their way to the concentration and extermination camps, or any combination between these criteria.

 

Regarding Lyon, a Memorial to these Jews deported from Lyon and around is about to be erected at one of the Jewish cemeteries of Lyon.

 

Jean-Pierre Stroweis

Jerusalem