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Port of Entry - USA #general

Israel P
 

from time to time, people express their frustrations at not finding entries to
the United States at any of the expected ports or crossing points.

I just had my first experience with passengers arriving at Providence. Sailing
was >from Jaffa in 1929. I don't recall any discussion of this possibility
before, but even if there was, it may be useful to mention it again.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Port of Entry - USA #general

Israel P
 

from time to time, people express their frustrations at not finding entries to
the United States at any of the expected ports or crossing points.

I just had my first experience with passengers arriving at Providence. Sailing
was >from Jaffa in 1929. I don't recall any discussion of this possibility
before, but even if there was, it may be useful to mention it again.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


Sara KLEIN/KLEINER, Ukraine, Toronto, Los Angeles #general

Marilyn Glass
 

Hi:

I am searching for information regarding my great aunt Sara KLEIN/KLEINER.

Sara was one of six children of Abraham Kleiner and Rochel (surname
unknown). The family originated in the Ukraine near Odessa, Carpathian
Mountains and Pavlinka.

Sara KLEINER's siblings were: Mirel (David PALATNIK), Bessie (Jacob Itzhak
HOFFMAN), Feige (Sholom Yakov SLATON, SLATER, SLOTKIN, any spelling), Samuel
(Rosie SLATKY) and Ruhel (spouse unknown).

Sara KLEINER (spouse unknown), her family and her siblings and their
families immigrated to Canada circa 1908.

Sara and her husband had two sons and two daughters, and at one time lived
on Euclid Avenue in Toronto. Their oldest son's wife was a softball player
in Toronto, and the younger son's wife and daughter attended City College in
Los Angeles. The youngest daughter married a Canadian serviceman and moved
to L.A. The eldest daughter had a boyfriend or husband by the surname of
JUBUS and was Sara's only child that remained in Canada.

Thank you for reading the above. I may be reached privately at:
mgft@...

Marilyn PLATNICK GLASS
Toronto, Ontario Canada
mgft@...

Searching:

KUTCHINSKY, LANDAU, Leczyca, Poland; KLEIN/KLEINER, PLATNICK, Odessa,
Pavlinka, Ukraine; PRZEWOZNIK, TOBE/TAUB, Plonsk, Poland; GLASS,
ZYLBERSTEYN, Sandomierz, Poland; JACOBOWICZ, KAPLAN, Bedzin, Poland.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sara KLEIN/KLEINER, Ukraine, Toronto, Los Angeles #general

Marilyn Glass
 

Hi:

I am searching for information regarding my great aunt Sara KLEIN/KLEINER.

Sara was one of six children of Abraham Kleiner and Rochel (surname
unknown). The family originated in the Ukraine near Odessa, Carpathian
Mountains and Pavlinka.

Sara KLEINER's siblings were: Mirel (David PALATNIK), Bessie (Jacob Itzhak
HOFFMAN), Feige (Sholom Yakov SLATON, SLATER, SLOTKIN, any spelling), Samuel
(Rosie SLATKY) and Ruhel (spouse unknown).

Sara KLEINER (spouse unknown), her family and her siblings and their
families immigrated to Canada circa 1908.

Sara and her husband had two sons and two daughters, and at one time lived
on Euclid Avenue in Toronto. Their oldest son's wife was a softball player
in Toronto, and the younger son's wife and daughter attended City College in
Los Angeles. The youngest daughter married a Canadian serviceman and moved
to L.A. The eldest daughter had a boyfriend or husband by the surname of
JUBUS and was Sara's only child that remained in Canada.

Thank you for reading the above. I may be reached privately at:
mgft@...

Marilyn PLATNICK GLASS
Toronto, Ontario Canada
mgft@...

Searching:

KUTCHINSKY, LANDAU, Leczyca, Poland; KLEIN/KLEINER, PLATNICK, Odessa,
Pavlinka, Ukraine; PRZEWOZNIK, TOBE/TAUB, Plonsk, Poland; GLASS,
ZYLBERSTEYN, Sandomierz, Poland; JACOBOWICZ, KAPLAN, Bedzin, Poland.


Oderberg Germany Jewish Cemetery #general

Ittai Hershman
 

I recently discovered that my relative Benjamin Lieber (born in Brzozow)
died on 26 December 1914 as an Austro-Hungarian World War I casualty. The
record in German states "gestorben im Spital Deutsche Schule im Bahnhof
Oderberg, beerdigt am dortingen Freidhof". (Ref: http://tinyurl.com/3rccn5o
for the curious).

Oderberg seems to be about 65km Northeast of Berlin as the crow flies. And
sure enough, it seems there is a Jewish cemetery there
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oderberg), but it is not included in JOWBR.
It is listed in the International Jewish Cemetery Project, but without any
details.

I would be grateful for any information about the state of this Jewish
cemetery and the odds of finding his 1914 grave intact. Ideally, of course,
I am seeking a photograph.

Ittai Hershman

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oderberg Germany Jewish Cemetery #general

Ittai Hershman
 

I recently discovered that my relative Benjamin Lieber (born in Brzozow)
died on 26 December 1914 as an Austro-Hungarian World War I casualty. The
record in German states "gestorben im Spital Deutsche Schule im Bahnhof
Oderberg, beerdigt am dortingen Freidhof". (Ref: http://tinyurl.com/3rccn5o
for the curious).

Oderberg seems to be about 65km Northeast of Berlin as the crow flies. And
sure enough, it seems there is a Jewish cemetery there
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oderberg), but it is not included in JOWBR.
It is listed in the International Jewish Cemetery Project, but without any
details.

I would be grateful for any information about the state of this Jewish
cemetery and the odds of finding his 1914 grave intact. Ideally, of course,
I am seeking a photograph.

Ittai Hershman

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http://kramerius.nkp.cz/kramerius/PShowPageDoc.do?id=9802131
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searching for ZIEDER family Manchester/Dublin/Cork #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

I would very much like t get in touch with the family of Samuel
"Willy" ZIEDER originally of Cork Ireland, who sadly passed away in
March in Manchester. Mr ZIEDER's death was reported on the Shalom
Ireland site as follows:

"Samuel "Willy" ZIEDER - Shmuel ben Avrohom Abba HaLevi, formerly of
Cork and Dublin, the father of David has passed away in Manchester.
The Funeral took place this afternoon (Friday) in Manchester"

According to the Geni website Samuel had a wife Miriam and children
David, Alan and Harold, and it is they who I would like to be able to
get in touch with.

I believe that this branch of the ZEYDER family is connected to my
SEIDER family via a common ancestor >from Lithuania; one of his sons
Raphael emigrated to Manchester in the late 1800s, whilst a grandson
Bernard (Ber ?) emigrated to Ireland.

I am in touch with several of Raphael's direct male descendants none
of whom have a history of being Levites and so I would very much like
to contact my likely Irish cousins.

If anyone is able to contact them on my behalf, I realise that this
may not be an appropriate time but I would be very grateful for any
introduction at a time the family is comfortable with.

Please reply privately

Thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK,
(currently exiled in London)
searching: BENSON: Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF:
Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk; SAWADY:
Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Seider: Kursan,
Lithuania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen searching for ZIEDER family Manchester/Dublin/Cork #general

Ben Forman
 

Hi Genners

I would very much like t get in touch with the family of Samuel
"Willy" ZIEDER originally of Cork Ireland, who sadly passed away in
March in Manchester. Mr ZIEDER's death was reported on the Shalom
Ireland site as follows:

"Samuel "Willy" ZIEDER - Shmuel ben Avrohom Abba HaLevi, formerly of
Cork and Dublin, the father of David has passed away in Manchester.
The Funeral took place this afternoon (Friday) in Manchester"

According to the Geni website Samuel had a wife Miriam and children
David, Alan and Harold, and it is they who I would like to be able to
get in touch with.

I believe that this branch of the ZEYDER family is connected to my
SEIDER family via a common ancestor >from Lithuania; one of his sons
Raphael emigrated to Manchester in the late 1800s, whilst a grandson
Bernard (Ber ?) emigrated to Ireland.

I am in touch with several of Raphael's direct male descendants none
of whom have a history of being Levites and so I would very much like
to contact my likely Irish cousins.

If anyone is able to contact them on my behalf, I realise that this
may not be an appropriate time but I would be very grateful for any
introduction at a time the family is comfortable with.

Please reply privately

Thanks as always

Ben
Ben Forman
Manchester UK,
(currently exiled in London)
searching: BENSON: Courland; BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai, CAHN/WOLF:
Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn; GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk; SAWADY:
Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN: Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Seider: Kursan,
Lithuania


help need to interpret photo #general

apollo <apollo@...>
 

I have posted a photo on Viewmate of my paternal great-grandparents which
was taken in Poland, probably in Lodz, before WWII. In the photo, my
great-grandfather is wearing a black head covering something like a fez
(bigger than a yarmulke but brimless) and a dark wrap-around coat. Obviously
he was religious, but I would very much appreciate it if someone could tell
me more about what this clothing is called and what it signifies (eg. a
particular religious affiliation, a particular occupation, a particular
place, etc.) Also, I am wondering if my great-grandmother would have been
wearing a wig in those days, or if that was actually her hair. The link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18868

Many thanks in advance!
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Ra'anana, Israel.

P.S. One of the photos that play in a loop on JewishGen's home page is of a
family in which the man is wearing almost identical dress, but there are no
captions with those photos.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen help need to interpret photo #general

apollo <apollo@...>
 

I have posted a photo on Viewmate of my paternal great-grandparents which
was taken in Poland, probably in Lodz, before WWII. In the photo, my
great-grandfather is wearing a black head covering something like a fez
(bigger than a yarmulke but brimless) and a dark wrap-around coat. Obviously
he was religious, but I would very much appreciate it if someone could tell
me more about what this clothing is called and what it signifies (eg. a
particular religious affiliation, a particular occupation, a particular
place, etc.) Also, I am wondering if my great-grandmother would have been
wearing a wig in those days, or if that was actually her hair. The link is:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18868

Many thanks in advance!
Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Ra'anana, Israel.

P.S. One of the photos that play in a loop on JewishGen's home page is of a
family in which the man is wearing almost identical dress, but there are no
captions with those photos.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


Help identifying young man's uniform #general

Danielle Weiner
 

I have uploaded an image to ViewMate that I would like some help with.
It is a passport application photo of my father at age 13 c.1921/22.
It appears he is wearing a uniform but I have no idea what kind of
uniform it might be. I am pretty sure the photo was taken in Vilna,
where he lived. Can anyone possibly help identify his clothing?

It is image #18849 on ViewMate. Sorry, I do not know how to provide a
direct link to the image.

Many thanks,

Danielle Weiner
VAYNEROVICH - Vilna and Butrimonys, Lithuania
GELER - Vilna and Rudamina, Lithuania
SHIBOVSKY - Vilna and Mosty, Lithuania
CHAIMOWITZ - Vilna and Kovno Guberniya, Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct link to the image is
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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Help identifying young man's uniform #general

Danielle Weiner
 

I have uploaded an image to ViewMate that I would like some help with.
It is a passport application photo of my father at age 13 c.1921/22.
It appears he is wearing a uniform but I have no idea what kind of
uniform it might be. I am pretty sure the photo was taken in Vilna,
where he lived. Can anyone possibly help identify his clothing?

It is image #18849 on ViewMate. Sorry, I do not know how to provide a
direct link to the image.

Many thanks,

Danielle Weiner
VAYNEROVICH - Vilna and Butrimonys, Lithuania
GELER - Vilna and Rudamina, Lithuania
SHIBOVSKY - Vilna and Mosty, Lithuania
CHAIMOWITZ - Vilna and Kovno Guberniya, Lithuania

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct link to the image is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18849
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It's all Greek, well Polish, to me... #general

Robin Brown <rkb155@...>
 

Hi all-

I finally found a bunch of vital records, but they are all in Polish. I have
uploaded them to Viewmate and I am hoping that some kind soul can help me to
translate them into English. You can find them on Viewmate here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18781
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18782
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18783
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18784
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18785

The first two are the first and second half of the Kolski-Jakubow marriage
certificate. The third and fourth are the first and second half of the
Amber-Paris marriage certificate. Sorry I had to break these into two
pieces....
The last one is Rafal Hersz Kolski's birth certificate.

If possible I would like a full translation.

Truly grateful for any help.

~Robin Brown

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen It's all Greek, well Polish, to me... #general

Robin Brown <rkb155@...>
 

Hi all-

I finally found a bunch of vital records, but they are all in Polish. I have
uploaded them to Viewmate and I am hoping that some kind soul can help me to
translate them into English. You can find them on Viewmate here:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18781
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18782
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18783
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18784
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18785

The first two are the first and second half of the Kolski-Jakubow marriage
certificate. The third and fourth are the first and second half of the
Amber-Paris marriage certificate. Sorry I had to break these into two
pieces....
The last one is Rafal Hersz Kolski's birth certificate.

If possible I would like a full translation.

Truly grateful for any help.

~Robin Brown

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response form.


ViewMate translation request - Russian? #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

I've posted an 1897 vital record (a marriage document) >from the Warsaw
archives for which I need a loose translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18871
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
To reply privately, please REMOVE all numbers >from my email address.
Thank you very much.
Fraida Cohen
New York

TAUBER "Harasz," Austria (Galicia?)
MARKS/MARKUS Pultusk, Poland
POMERANTZ Baranow and Warsaw
SCHALL Galicia/HOLRIE England
COHEN Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"
HODES Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian? #general

Bubby <yeruchem18@...>
 

I've posted an 1897 vital record (a marriage document) >from the Warsaw
archives for which I need a loose translation. It is on ViewMate at the
following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=18871
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
To reply privately, please REMOVE all numbers >from my email address.
Thank you very much.
Fraida Cohen
New York

TAUBER "Harasz," Austria (Galicia?)
MARKS/MARKUS Pultusk, Poland
POMERANTZ Baranow and Warsaw
SCHALL Galicia/HOLRIE England
COHEN Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"
HODES Minsk Wilna "Wolynia"


Cincinnati birth and death records 1865-1912 online #general

Hilary Henkin
 

Hi, all!

I've recently learned that the University of Cincinnati, Archives and
Rare Books Library is digitizing more than 500,000 birth and death
records for Cincinnati, Ohio, dating >from 1865 to 1912, and is in the
process of making them available online.

So far they've completed "A" through "Fill." The digitized record cards
were transcribed >from decaying ledgers, have somewhat detailed
information, and are very searchable.

An article about the collection is available at
http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/04262011/born-here-died-here

More information about the collection, and a link to the data, is
available at
http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/Births_and_Deaths/index.asp

Neither of these groups are commercial entities, and I have no financial
interest in either.

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cincinnati birth and death records 1865-1912 online #general

Hilary Henkin
 

Hi, all!

I've recently learned that the University of Cincinnati, Archives and
Rare Books Library is digitizing more than 500,000 birth and death
records for Cincinnati, Ohio, dating >from 1865 to 1912, and is in the
process of making them available online.

So far they've completed "A" through "Fill." The digitized record cards
were transcribed >from decaying ledgers, have somewhat detailed
information, and are very searchable.

An article about the collection is available at
http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/04262011/born-here-died-here

More information about the collection, and a link to the data, is
available at
http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/Births_and_Deaths/index.asp

Neither of these groups are commercial entities, and I have no financial
interest in either.

Hilary Henkin
North Hollywood, Calif.


CJH Digital Collections #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I've been looking for the book "The Margolis Family" for a decade, it
has lots of info about my Myszkowski ancestors who married into the
Margolis family, but it's out of print. I've had a standing offer to
buy it used via Amazon for $100 -- I even had someone ship it to me
once, but it got lost in the mail. Very frustrating.

Then, last night, I found it digitized on the website of the Center
for Jewish History (CJH), and I was able to download it in PDF format.
For free.

Some of you are probably already familiar with this wonderful resource
(I'll bet it's been written up in this group, and I missed it), but I
wanted to make sure that everybody knew about it. It appears to include
tens of thousands of digitized books, and it looks like there's no
charge to download any of them. Maybe you'll find something as valuable
to your research as "The Margolis Family" is to mine. The URL of the
"CJH Digital Collections" website is http://digital.cjh.org/.

Hank Mishkoff
Hank@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen CJH Digital Collections #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I've been looking for the book "The Margolis Family" for a decade, it
has lots of info about my Myszkowski ancestors who married into the
Margolis family, but it's out of print. I've had a standing offer to
buy it used via Amazon for $100 -- I even had someone ship it to me
once, but it got lost in the mail. Very frustrating.

Then, last night, I found it digitized on the website of the Center
for Jewish History (CJH), and I was able to download it in PDF format.
For free.

Some of you are probably already familiar with this wonderful resource
(I'll bet it's been written up in this group, and I missed it), but I
wanted to make sure that everybody knew about it. It appears to include
tens of thousands of digitized books, and it looks like there's no
charge to download any of them. Maybe you'll find something as valuable
to your research as "The Margolis Family" is to mine. The URL of the
"CJH Digital Collections" website is http://digital.cjh.org/.

Hank Mishkoff
Hank@...