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LDS Czernovitz records #ukraine

dani_haski@...
 

Hi there,
Has anyone on the list accessed the LDS (Mormon) Family History Centre
records for Czernovitz (Chernvisti) in Ukraine? The Family History
Centre in London has them in their permanent collection but I'd like to
know if they are in Russian and if there is an english index available
for them. I will be in London in a few months and intend to look them up
but am wondering if I need a Russian translator.

Many Thanks
Dani

Ms Dani Haski
Sydney Australia
http://followingfadedfootprints.blogspot.com
http://geneodyssey.blogspot.com

Researching HASKI, SLONIMSKI, POPPEL,
ROTHBAUM, DIAMOND/ DIMANT, DAVIS, EIZENBERG
SCHLOSSMAN, CYPRES, GREENBAUM, MANDELSHTAM


Addition to Kovel Yizkor book #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

Thanks to the donation of David Kimmel, there is a new translated chapter
now online for the Kovel Yizkor book: "The Elder of Neskhiz and His
Descendants" by Eliezer Leoni.

This is the URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov239.html#Page252

Bruce Drake
Silver, Spring, Md.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine LDS Czernovitz records #ukraine

dani_haski@...
 

Hi there,
Has anyone on the list accessed the LDS (Mormon) Family History Centre
records for Czernovitz (Chernvisti) in Ukraine? The Family History
Centre in London has them in their permanent collection but I'd like to
know if they are in Russian and if there is an english index available
for them. I will be in London in a few months and intend to look them up
but am wondering if I need a Russian translator.

Many Thanks
Dani

Ms Dani Haski
Sydney Australia
http://followingfadedfootprints.blogspot.com
http://geneodyssey.blogspot.com

Researching HASKI, SLONIMSKI, POPPEL,
ROTHBAUM, DIAMOND/ DIMANT, DAVIS, EIZENBERG
SCHLOSSMAN, CYPRES, GREENBAUM, MANDELSHTAM


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Addition to Kovel Yizkor book #ukraine

bruce.drake@...
 

Thanks to the donation of David Kimmel, there is a new translated chapter
now online for the Kovel Yizkor book: "The Elder of Neskhiz and His
Descendants" by Eliezer Leoni.

This is the URL:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kov239.html#Page252

Bruce Drake
Silver, Spring, Md.


HMT Dunera - Internee relatives and descendants #germany

Gunther Steinberg <beagun27@...>
 

On June 12, Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel
levyliz@..., posted a very useful message for searching for
data on Australian sites and for information about persons who were
on the HMT Dunera, a ship which carried internees and PWs >from the UK
to Australia in 1940. As a result of a comment I wrote to her, she
provided my name to Carol Bunyan a lady who comes >from the town of
Hay, the location of the internment camp where many were held until
they sorted out the Jewish Refugees and German and Italian prisoners of war.
Carol Bunyan has been collecting documents and histories of
Jewish internees, who were subsequently released, some of whom joined
the Australian army during 1940-45. It happens, my late brother was
one of these. Carol provided me copies of his internment, release,
and army service, which really supplemented my information for a
family history I am compiling. In addition, she sent me a copy of a
1950 newspaper article about the accidental death of my brother's
first wife, which provided me with information I had never known.

Anyone reading GerSig, who had a relative or friend who was on the
Dunera or was interned and sent to Australia >from the UK, should
contact her for an exchange of information. Carol is collecting short
personal histories of this group to become part of the Hays Dunera
Museum. There is a Dunera Boys Club and Association, with a website.
In return she will most likely provide any writer with data of the
person >from the archives there.

I happened to know of a grandson of a Dunera passenger, whose
father has collected the books written about that very unpleasant
journey of the grandfather. The latter was delighted to make the
contact and receive more details about his father time in Australia
and to contribute a brief history. Elizabeth Levy's message already
resulted in several new contacts for Carol, who can be reached at
"Carol Bunyan" <lcb5@...>, and furthered her project of
documenting the Jewish refugee internees.

The Dunera Boys recently had a 70 year anniversary gathering,
where survivors and their descendants attended.
Google <Dunera> for much more information.

Gunther Steinberg Portola Valley CA 94028 beagun27@...


German SIG #Germany HMT Dunera - Internee relatives and descendants #germany

Gunther Steinberg <beagun27@...>
 

On June 12, Elizabeth Levy Mevassaret Zion, Israel
levyliz@..., posted a very useful message for searching for
data on Australian sites and for information about persons who were
on the HMT Dunera, a ship which carried internees and PWs >from the UK
to Australia in 1940. As a result of a comment I wrote to her, she
provided my name to Carol Bunyan a lady who comes >from the town of
Hay, the location of the internment camp where many were held until
they sorted out the Jewish Refugees and German and Italian prisoners of war.
Carol Bunyan has been collecting documents and histories of
Jewish internees, who were subsequently released, some of whom joined
the Australian army during 1940-45. It happens, my late brother was
one of these. Carol provided me copies of his internment, release,
and army service, which really supplemented my information for a
family history I am compiling. In addition, she sent me a copy of a
1950 newspaper article about the accidental death of my brother's
first wife, which provided me with information I had never known.

Anyone reading GerSig, who had a relative or friend who was on the
Dunera or was interned and sent to Australia >from the UK, should
contact her for an exchange of information. Carol is collecting short
personal histories of this group to become part of the Hays Dunera
Museum. There is a Dunera Boys Club and Association, with a website.
In return she will most likely provide any writer with data of the
person >from the archives there.

I happened to know of a grandson of a Dunera passenger, whose
father has collected the books written about that very unpleasant
journey of the grandfather. The latter was delighted to make the
contact and receive more details about his father time in Australia
and to contribute a brief history. Elizabeth Levy's message already
resulted in several new contacts for Carol, who can be reached at
"Carol Bunyan" <lcb5@...>, and furthered her project of
documenting the Jewish refugee internees.

The Dunera Boys recently had a 70 year anniversary gathering,
where survivors and their descendants attended.
Google <Dunera> for much more information.

Gunther Steinberg Portola Valley CA 94028 beagun27@...


Thank you Re: Sailing of SS Dunera from England to Australia #germany

Nyjrs56@...
 

I want to thank Elizabeth Levy for her posting of June 12, 2010,
"Information re relatives in Australia - Records online". I replied to Elizabeth
that my father and uncle were both on the Dunera. Unbeknownst to me it is the
70th anniversary of the sailing of the Dunera >from England to Australia.

Elizabeth put me in contact with a wonderful woman >from Hay, Australia
named Carol Bunyan. A volunteer compiling the data of each individual who was
at Hay or Tatura internment camps. She sent me my father's documents. The
documents were stamped Internees and the reason - Enemy Aliens and
Refugees of Nazi Germany. It also indicated the dates of when he was transferred
from one camp to another and the date of his release.
Thank you again Elizabeth. Had it not been for your posting I would never
have known that my father had these documents.

Jennifer Spier Stern nyjrs56@... Brooklyn, NY


German SIG #Germany Thank you Re: Sailing of SS Dunera from England to Australia #germany

Nyjrs56@...
 

I want to thank Elizabeth Levy for her posting of June 12, 2010,
"Information re relatives in Australia - Records online". I replied to Elizabeth
that my father and uncle were both on the Dunera. Unbeknownst to me it is the
70th anniversary of the sailing of the Dunera >from England to Australia.

Elizabeth put me in contact with a wonderful woman >from Hay, Australia
named Carol Bunyan. A volunteer compiling the data of each individual who was
at Hay or Tatura internment camps. She sent me my father's documents. The
documents were stamped Internees and the reason - Enemy Aliens and
Refugees of Nazi Germany. It also indicated the dates of when he was transferred
from one camp to another and the date of his release.
Thank you again Elizabeth. Had it not been for your posting I would never
have known that my father had these documents.

Jennifer Spier Stern nyjrs56@... Brooklyn, NY


Re: LDS Czernovitz records #ukraine

pcohen@...
 

I have seen the LDS records for Priluki in the Ukraine. They
are in Russian and Yiddish. What you can do in the US, and
presumably elsewhere in the world, is have your local branch
of the Family History Library order in copies of the films y
ou want and you can view them there. In the US, there is a
US$6 per month / per film charge. After 3 months, the film
is considered "on permanent loan" to you local FHL branch.
So, for $18, you can get the film available locally forever.
Then you can try to find a local translator, if you want.

I had hoped that I could learn enough of the Cyrillic alphabet
to recognize names, so that I could print out the appropriate
pages and take them to a Russian friend. But the writing on
these documents is hard to read & the style is different >from
modern Russian, so even a native Russian speaker struggled with it.
Thus far, I have made no progress.

Peter Cohen
Pleasanton, CA
TUROF, TUREWSKI, FIRSCHEIN, SAPADIN, ZAPADINSKI, LAMANOSOFF

From: Dani Haski <dani_haski@...>
Hi there,
Has anyone on the list accessed the LDS (Mormon) Family History Centre
records for Czernovitz (Chernvisti) in Ukraine? The Family History
Centre in London has them in their permanent collection but I'd like to
know if they are in Russian and if there is an english index available
for them. I will be in London in a few months and intend to look them up
but am wondering if I need a Russian translator.

Ms Dani Haski
Sydney Australia
http://followingfadedfootprints.blogspot.com
http://geneodyssey.blogspot.com

Researching HASKI, SLONIMSKI, POPPEL,
ROTHBAUM, DIAMOND/ DIMANT, DAVIS, EIZENBERG
SCHLOSSMAN, CYPRES, GREENBAUM, MANDELSHTAM


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: LDS Czernovitz records #ukraine

pcohen@...
 

I have seen the LDS records for Priluki in the Ukraine. They
are in Russian and Yiddish. What you can do in the US, and
presumably elsewhere in the world, is have your local branch
of the Family History Library order in copies of the films y
ou want and you can view them there. In the US, there is a
US$6 per month / per film charge. After 3 months, the film
is considered "on permanent loan" to you local FHL branch.
So, for $18, you can get the film available locally forever.
Then you can try to find a local translator, if you want.

I had hoped that I could learn enough of the Cyrillic alphabet
to recognize names, so that I could print out the appropriate
pages and take them to a Russian friend. But the writing on
these documents is hard to read & the style is different >from
modern Russian, so even a native Russian speaker struggled with it.
Thus far, I have made no progress.

Peter Cohen
Pleasanton, CA
TUROF, TUREWSKI, FIRSCHEIN, SAPADIN, ZAPADINSKI, LAMANOSOFF

From: Dani Haski <dani_haski@...>
Hi there,
Has anyone on the list accessed the LDS (Mormon) Family History Centre
records for Czernovitz (Chernvisti) in Ukraine? The Family History
Centre in London has them in their permanent collection but I'd like to
know if they are in Russian and if there is an english index available
for them. I will be in London in a few months and intend to look them up
but am wondering if I need a Russian translator.

Ms Dani Haski
Sydney Australia
http://followingfadedfootprints.blogspot.com
http://geneodyssey.blogspot.com

Researching HASKI, SLONIMSKI, POPPEL,
ROTHBAUM, DIAMOND/ DIMANT, DAVIS, EIZENBERG
SCHLOSSMAN, CYPRES, GREENBAUM, MANDELSHTAM


Brooklyn Naturalization Records????? #belarus

llward3@...
 

On my last posting, several folks suggested trying to get naturalization
records. I spent half the morning on Library Ancestry and got the same
result as I recall last time I tried- an index card with a name, date of
application or whatever, and a street address, that's all. But with the
common names I am seeking (Bernstein, Siegel, Halpern), I cannot get a
very narrowed list based on indices.

If anyone can tell me where I can look at full naturalization records on
a Brooklyn resident online, I'd like to follow through. I will sign up
for a fee site for a month if I must, but I want to be sure I can get
what I need first.

My limitations:
1. There are no naturalization documents in family papers for any of the
folks whose immigrations I can't find.
2. I don't know what year any of them entered, only a year range
(1905-1917 for most)
3. I have birth dates for most but not all.
4. I have searched all ports of entry on Ancestry and found none of
these folks by the expected names. So, I don't know where they entered
the U.S.
5. The addresses I do have are points in time >from a census, and it
would be a miracle if they matched that on the naturalization index.

Thanks again.

Larry Ward
New York


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brooklyn Naturalization Records????? #belarus

llward3@...
 

On my last posting, several folks suggested trying to get naturalization
records. I spent half the morning on Library Ancestry and got the same
result as I recall last time I tried- an index card with a name, date of
application or whatever, and a street address, that's all. But with the
common names I am seeking (Bernstein, Siegel, Halpern), I cannot get a
very narrowed list based on indices.

If anyone can tell me where I can look at full naturalization records on
a Brooklyn resident online, I'd like to follow through. I will sign up
for a fee site for a month if I must, but I want to be sure I can get
what I need first.

My limitations:
1. There are no naturalization documents in family papers for any of the
folks whose immigrations I can't find.
2. I don't know what year any of them entered, only a year range
(1905-1917 for most)
3. I have birth dates for most but not all.
4. I have searched all ports of entry on Ancestry and found none of
these folks by the expected names. So, I don't know where they entered
the U.S.
5. The addresses I do have are points in time >from a census, and it
would be a miracle if they matched that on the naturalization index.

Thanks again.

Larry Ward
New York


National Archives (USA) Notices on Budget FY 2012 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist David Ferriero released a notice regarding budget
guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
sent to all agencies for preparing the FY2012 budget. The
Administration in an effort to reduce the deficit is calling for
significant budget reductions in non-security government
agencies- including the National Archives. The OMB is requesting a
reduction in FY 2012 NARA spending by $41.7 million. If all reductions
are accepted, NARA could be reduced a total of $65.2 million (14.2 percent)
below the current budget year request. NARA anticipates
its budget may be reduced by a significant amount.
If you would like to read the memos, here are the links:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-19.pdf
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-20.pdf

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives (USA) Notices on Budget FY 2012 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist David Ferriero released a notice regarding budget
guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
sent to all agencies for preparing the FY2012 budget. The
Administration in an effort to reduce the deficit is calling for
significant budget reductions in non-security government
agencies- including the National Archives. The OMB is requesting a
reduction in FY 2012 NARA spending by $41.7 million. If all reductions
are accepted, NARA could be reduced a total of $65.2 million (14.2 percent)
below the current budget year request. NARA anticipates
its budget may be reduced by a significant amount.
If you would like to read the memos, here are the links:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-19.pdf
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-20.pdf

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Chicago street directory help requested #general

Yohanan
 

I need help with Chicago street directories >from 1910-1920.

Jacob SPECTOR's address in 1913 was "1220 S. Troy Street", but he was not
listed in this address in the 1910 and 1920 census.

I wish to find out >from when (1911-1913 ?) till when (1913 - 1919 ?) he
lived in the above address and if any other family member was listed with
him.

Thank you in advance,

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia
loeflery@...


National Archives (USA) Task Force on Agency Transformation #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist David Ferriero announced the creation of the
Archivist's Task Force on Agency Transformation.
This task force will help the Archivist identify the key issues relating
to organizational effectiveness facing NARA today and will recommend
organizational strategies that position NARA to lead in the future.
In addition to all NARA staff. key stakeholders and members of the
public will be invited to comment as well. The Task force has nine
appointed members is chaired by Debra Steidel Wall .
The final report is due on September 15, 2010.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago street directory help requested #general

Yohanan
 

I need help with Chicago street directories >from 1910-1920.

Jacob SPECTOR's address in 1913 was "1220 S. Troy Street", but he was not
listed in this address in the 1910 and 1920 census.

I wish to find out >from when (1911-1913 ?) till when (1913 - 1919 ?) he
lived in the above address and if any other family member was listed with
him.

Thank you in advance,

Yohanan Loeffler
Melbourne Australia
loeflery@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen National Archives (USA) Task Force on Agency Transformation #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

US Archivist David Ferriero announced the creation of the
Archivist's Task Force on Agency Transformation.
This task force will help the Archivist identify the key issues relating
to organizational effectiveness facing NARA today and will recommend
organizational strategies that position NARA to lead in the future.
In addition to all NARA staff. key stakeholders and members of the
public will be invited to comment as well. The Task force has nine
appointed members is chaired by Debra Steidel Wall .
The final report is due on September 15, 2010.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: NY Cemetery Suggestions #general

Michael Reich <mareich@...>
 

On 6/18/10 : "Richard & Vicki" <@RMG4>

...Lilly Gerstein died in 1948 and her mother Fannie Gerstein died in 1966
their funeral services took place at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York
City. I am told by a family member that both ladies are buried in the same
cemetery in upstate New York. Unfortunately, this relative cannot remember
which cemetery these ladies are buried in. I have used the websites of Mount
Hebron, Mount Zion, Mount Carmel,Mount Lebanon, Mount Moriah, Mount Judah and
Mount Ararat and have been unable to locate where they might be buried...

Richard, there is a Lilly Gerstein death record in the database produced
by the Italian Genealogy Society in New York
(http://www.italiangen.org/) and it shows she died on Aug. 6 1948 at age
34 in Manhattan. I would suggest you try to obtain the death
certificate for this person >from New York City (there is a form to use
for this on the Italiangen website) and that should identify the burial
location. Unfortunately, the database doesn't yet cover 1966, so
similar info on Fannie isn't available >from this site.

Hope this helps.
Michael Reich


National Archives (USA) notice on reported problems with digitizing partners #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) [USA] has issued a
notice regarding the reported problems with NARA records digitized by its
partners: Ancestry.com and Footnote.com. The e-mail address to report
indexing and missed documents is digitization@... . The report should
include a URL and a description of the problem to facilitate correction.
This e-mail box is *not* for reporting misspelled names, but only for
reporting indexing and missed documents. Both digitizing partners intend to
make corrections within 30 days unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Thank you to Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for alerting the
genealogical community to this.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee