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Basic U.S. Jewish Genealogy Course: July 15 #belarus

bounce-2052301-772948@...
 

This Course focuses on U.S. immigrant ancestors and their immediate
families. It includes 6 online text lessons which you can read/download
at your own pace. The BASIC course does not include research beyond
what is available in United States libraries, archives, and other local
sources. The syllabus is detailed at www.jewishgen.org/education.

The course is essentially a personal mentoring program through our
online FORUM. Students post an ancestral branch, set goals for their
research, and work one on one with the instructor.

If you've researched census, manifests and vital records and still do
not have information on your immigrant ancestors, please consider the
Intermediate Course (Breaking Brick Walls in the U.S.). Once you have
found names and dates and former shtetls for your immigrant ancestors,
you might consider the Advanced course (Using jewishGen to FindYour
Ancestral Roots).

Basic Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet
and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest students
have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, sample the websites and
interact with the FORUM.

Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80. Go to www.jewishgen.org/education,
read about the classes and their requirements, and click on enroll. The
course fee is waived if you qualify for the Value Added Services having
made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12
months; you can then enroll at no additional charge (the system will
recognize you and will not ask for a credit card). For questions, please
email JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education
phylliskramer1@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Basic U.S. Jewish Genealogy Course: July 15 #belarus

bounce-2052301-772948@...
 

This Course focuses on U.S. immigrant ancestors and their immediate
families. It includes 6 online text lessons which you can read/download
at your own pace. The BASIC course does not include research beyond
what is available in United States libraries, archives, and other local
sources. The syllabus is detailed at www.jewishgen.org/education.

The course is essentially a personal mentoring program through our
online FORUM. Students post an ancestral branch, set goals for their
research, and work one on one with the instructor.

If you've researched census, manifests and vital records and still do
not have information on your immigrant ancestors, please consider the
Intermediate Course (Breaking Brick Walls in the U.S.). Once you have
found names and dates and former shtetls for your immigrant ancestors,
you might consider the Advanced course (Using jewishGen to FindYour
Ancestral Roots).

Basic Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet
and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest students
have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, sample the websites and
interact with the FORUM.

Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80. Go to www.jewishgen.org/education,
read about the classes and their requirements, and click on enroll. The
course fee is waived if you qualify for the Value Added Services having
made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12
months; you can then enroll at no additional charge (the system will
recognize you and will not ask for a credit card). For questions, please
email JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education
phylliskramer1@...


Brooklyn Naturalization Records???? -continued- #belarus

llward3@...
 

First, so many of you have offered to take up the search for me that I
am very moved. Rather than reply individually, let me say that I am not
quite ready to take up such offers.
For one thing, I have just ordered a microfilm for a Jacob Bernstein
naturalization that was facilitated through WWI Fort Upton, where I know
he was "processed" >from military papers the family had. And the birth
year given for this Jacob (1894) matches that on some of his other
documents (some also say 1895). Of the 300+ films for such records, I am
actually optimistic I am going to find him and, hopefully, his entry
date, ship, and port. I have not found him in any port via Ancestry
Library by any name permutations. Military and census documents state he
is >from "Brest-Litovsk". Family history says "Kobryn". Ellis Island
searches by Kobryn, Brest, Grodno get no hits for me. As a lark, I also
searched for Rothschild, Annenberg, Montefiore, and a couple other names
such as Cohen, with no finds
I signed up for Footnote.com for a month, and was disappointed that I
still only got index cards and not naturalization records.
However, I also this week got the LDS film with the death certificate of
Jacob's father Morris in 1932, which gave me a new generation of names
(his parents, Isidor Bernstein and Ruth Cohen >from "Poland"), plus a
good street address (378 Saratoga Avenue). It also said Morris
immigrated circa 1910, close to the year for Jacob on census forms, 1911.

Using stevemorse.org, mapquest, and the Footnote census tool, I
identified the Enumeration Districts for Morris's address, and searched
the 1920 and 1930 censuses in detail for that address. I found it for
both, but Morris and family appeared in neither (it was a multi-family
address), which corroborates my inability to find him in census search
tools. Either the address on the death cert is wrong, or the census
missed him twice. But other family documents have mentioned Saratoga
Avenue, so I know they at least lived on that Avenue for some time.

Stay tuned!

-Larry Ward
New York


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

llward3@...
 

First, so many of you have offered to take up the search for me that I
am very moved. Rather than reply individually, let me say that I am not
quite ready to take up such offers.
For one thing, I have just ordered a microfilm for a Jacob Bernstein
naturalization that was facilitated through WWI Fort Upton, where I know
he was "processed" >from military papers the family had. And the birth
year given for this Jacob (1894) matches that on some of his other
documents (some also say 1895). Of the 300+ films for such records, I am
actually optimistic I am going to find him and, hopefully, his entry
date, ship, and port. I have not found him in any port via Ancestry
Library by any name permutations. Military and census documents state he
is >from "Brest-Litovsk". Family history says "Kobryn". Ellis Island
searches by Kobryn, Brest, Grodno get no hits for me. As a lark, I also
searched for Rothschild, Annenberg, Montefiore, and a couple other names
such as Cohen, with no finds
I signed up for Footnote.com for a month, and was disappointed that I
still only got index cards and not naturalization records.
However, I also this week got the LDS film with the death certificate of
Jacob's father Morris in 1932, which gave me a new generation of names
(his parents, Isidor Bernstein and Ruth Cohen >from "Poland"), plus a
good street address (378 Saratoga Avenue). It also said Morris
immigrated circa 1910, close to the year for Jacob on census forms, 1911.

Using stevemorse.org, mapquest, and the Footnote census tool, I
identified the Enumeration Districts for Morris's address, and searched
the 1920 and 1930 censuses in detail for that address. I found it for
both, but Morris and family appeared in neither (it was a multi-family
address), which corroborates my inability to find him in census search
tools. Either the address on the death cert is wrong, or the census
missed him twice. But other family documents have mentioned Saratoga
Avenue, so I know they at least lived on that Avenue for some time.

Stay tuned!

-Larry Ward
New York


Brooklyn Naturalization Records #belarus

William Yoffee
 

In response to Larry Ward's question on June 28, I found my wife's
grandfather's papers at the Brooklyn US Distict Court House. He submitted
his intention to become naturalized around 1907, but died in 1915 without
ever having been naturalized.

Her grandmother (they married in March 1907) eventually filed her intention
and was naturlaized in Brooklyn in the early 1940s, although she had
immigrated in 1903. This was probably to avoid being catagorized as an enemy
alien, since she was born in Galicia, a citizen of the Austrian Empire. Her
complete file was found at the National Archives office, 201 Varick Street
(corner of and entrance on W.Houston Street), Manhattan NYC, phone
212-401-1620.

In his case none of the vital information checked out. In her case, however,
all the vital information was checked and found to be accurate.

Bill Yoffee
Silver Spring MD
kidsbks@...


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brooklyn Naturalization Records #belarus

William Yoffee
 

In response to Larry Ward's question on June 28, I found my wife's
grandfather's papers at the Brooklyn US Distict Court House. He submitted
his intention to become naturalized around 1907, but died in 1915 without
ever having been naturalized.

Her grandmother (they married in March 1907) eventually filed her intention
and was naturlaized in Brooklyn in the early 1940s, although she had
immigrated in 1903. This was probably to avoid being catagorized as an enemy
alien, since she was born in Galicia, a citizen of the Austrian Empire. Her
complete file was found at the National Archives office, 201 Varick Street
(corner of and entrance on W.Houston Street), Manhattan NYC, phone
212-401-1620.

In his case none of the vital information checked out. In her case, however,
all the vital information was checked and found to be accurate.

Bill Yoffee
Silver Spring MD
kidsbks@...


Re: Sopotskin #belarus

lisa@...
 

Anne Dean wrote:

Has anyone had any success locating records >from Sopotskin and the
surrounding area? I am interested in locating records >from circa 1850
to 1894
that pertain to my ALLEN and KILBASHINSKY ancestors.


Anyone researching Sopotskin should check out Alfred Kramer's wonderful
site at www.kramerlaw.com . Mr. Kramer's article, "Sopockin: An
Historical Overview," in vol. 9, no. 4 (Nov. 1999) of "Landsmen," the
journal of the Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists, will
also be helpful -- if discouraging. He writes:

"Although there are instances of minor documents being discovered,
almost all metrical and other records for this town have not been
located. In fact, the same is true for the other five towns in the same
Augustow district. This may be the result in part of a synagogue fire in
1906, but also like a result of the shifting auspices over this area
through the centuries, across different nations as well as different
sub-administrative entities within Poland. The records may be anywhere,
or nowhere."

Bear in mind that the article was published in 1999. Also please note
editor Marlene Silverman's postscript: "If anyone is planning a trip to
Suwalki-Lomza-Grodno, please inquire at the Archives in the area about
the existence of Residence Books [Books of the Permanent Population] for
Sopockin, and other towns in the old Augustow district. We have positive
evidence that one exists for the town of Augustow in the Suwalki State
Archives [see sample pages of it in Landsmen, vol. 7, no. 1]. Such books
likely would have been archived separately >from metrical [civil]
records, in governmental administrative fonds."

Landsmen's June 2004 issue (vol. 14, nos. 1-2) published Mr. Kramer's
article on the 1784 Sopotskin census. There's no perfect match for Ms.
Dean's names, although Aiser KIELBASEK and his wife Sora may be worth
exploring for KILBASHINSKY.

An index for Landsmen's first 18 volumes (through 2008) can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/suwalklomza/contents.html . The journal has
been most valuable for my research of the Suwalk-Lomza area, which
includes part of modern Belarus.

Best wishes,

Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois


Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Sopotskin #belarus

lisa@...
 

Anne Dean wrote:

Has anyone had any success locating records >from Sopotskin and the
surrounding area? I am interested in locating records >from circa 1850
to 1894
that pertain to my ALLEN and KILBASHINSKY ancestors.


Anyone researching Sopotskin should check out Alfred Kramer's wonderful
site at www.kramerlaw.com . Mr. Kramer's article, "Sopockin: An
Historical Overview," in vol. 9, no. 4 (Nov. 1999) of "Landsmen," the
journal of the Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists, will
also be helpful -- if discouraging. He writes:

"Although there are instances of minor documents being discovered,
almost all metrical and other records for this town have not been
located. In fact, the same is true for the other five towns in the same
Augustow district. This may be the result in part of a synagogue fire in
1906, but also like a result of the shifting auspices over this area
through the centuries, across different nations as well as different
sub-administrative entities within Poland. The records may be anywhere,
or nowhere."

Bear in mind that the article was published in 1999. Also please note
editor Marlene Silverman's postscript: "If anyone is planning a trip to
Suwalki-Lomza-Grodno, please inquire at the Archives in the area about
the existence of Residence Books [Books of the Permanent Population] for
Sopockin, and other towns in the old Augustow district. We have positive
evidence that one exists for the town of Augustow in the Suwalki State
Archives [see sample pages of it in Landsmen, vol. 7, no. 1]. Such books
likely would have been archived separately >from metrical [civil]
records, in governmental administrative fonds."

Landsmen's June 2004 issue (vol. 14, nos. 1-2) published Mr. Kramer's
article on the 1784 Sopotskin census. There's no perfect match for Ms.
Dean's names, although Aiser KIELBASEK and his wife Sora may be worth
exploring for KILBASHINSKY.

An index for Landsmen's first 18 volumes (through 2008) can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/suwalklomza/contents.html . The journal has
been most valuable for my research of the Suwalk-Lomza area, which
includes part of modern Belarus.

Best wishes,

Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois


HANAU; FRAENKEL; BENJAMIN #germany

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Dear Gersiggers
I am looking for descendants and ancestors of Hirsch Benjamin FRAENKEL
of Hanau. He was born in Hanau 19.11.1783 and died there 14.6.1857. He
later changed his name into Zvi Hirsch BENJAMIN. He had 2 sons: Israel
BENJAMIN b.11.10.1809, died between 1872 and 1877 and Dr.med BERNHARD
BENJAMIN 19.8.1811-17.6.1867. A son of Bernhard BENJAMIN, Michael
BENJAMIN b.8.12.1843, has presumably settled in England. A son of Israel
BENJAMIN, Bernhard BENJAMIN b.24.8.1837, has presumably settled in
FRANKFURT.

Any info about the ancestors and/or descendants of Zvi Hirsch BENJAMIN
(previously FRAENKEL) will be greatly acknowledged. Thanks

Isak Gath, Haifa, Israel isak@...


German SIG #Germany HANAU; FRAENKEL; BENJAMIN #germany

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

Dear Gersiggers
I am looking for descendants and ancestors of Hirsch Benjamin FRAENKEL
of Hanau. He was born in Hanau 19.11.1783 and died there 14.6.1857. He
later changed his name into Zvi Hirsch BENJAMIN. He had 2 sons: Israel
BENJAMIN b.11.10.1809, died between 1872 and 1877 and Dr.med BERNHARD
BENJAMIN 19.8.1811-17.6.1867. A son of Bernhard BENJAMIN, Michael
BENJAMIN b.8.12.1843, has presumably settled in England. A son of Israel
BENJAMIN, Bernhard BENJAMIN b.24.8.1837, has presumably settled in
FRANKFURT.

Any info about the ancestors and/or descendants of Zvi Hirsch BENJAMIN
(previously FRAENKEL) will be greatly acknowledged. Thanks

Isak Gath, Haifa, Israel isak@...


Calling all SPIERS, SPEARS, WERTHEIM, KATZENSTEIN, KATTEN etc. #germany

rlsavin <rlsavin@...>
 

Hello,
I'd like to point out that several of us are working very hard on DNA
projects. We've exhausted many of the archive records and would like
the help of male descendants of these families to aid us in connecting
our families.

Once we have the DNA proving there is a connection, we can then input the
names that we have that we are unsure to which family they belong.

If you or a family member are interested in participating in helping us
put together what the Nazis tore apart, please contact me privately at
RLSavin@... All families of German Jewish descent are welcome!

Thank you for your help in advance. Regards,

Rishy Savin RLSavin@...

Researching SPIER, SPEAR, WERTHEIM, KATZENSTEIN, LORSCH, KASCHMANN,
KATTEN, KADDEN as well as many others.


German SIG #Germany Calling all SPIERS, SPEARS, WERTHEIM, KATZENSTEIN, KATTEN etc. #germany

rlsavin <rlsavin@...>
 

Hello,
I'd like to point out that several of us are working very hard on DNA
projects. We've exhausted many of the archive records and would like
the help of male descendants of these families to aid us in connecting
our families.

Once we have the DNA proving there is a connection, we can then input the
names that we have that we are unsure to which family they belong.

If you or a family member are interested in participating in helping us
put together what the Nazis tore apart, please contact me privately at
RLSavin@... All families of German Jewish descent are welcome!

Thank you for your help in advance. Regards,

Rishy Savin RLSavin@...

Researching SPIER, SPEAR, WERTHEIM, KATZENSTEIN, LORSCH, KASCHMANN,
KATTEN, KADDEN as well as many others.


Basic U.S. Jewish Genealogy Course: July 15 #warsaw #poland

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

This Course focuses on U.S. immigrant ancestors and their immediate=20
families. It includes 6 online text lessons which you can read/download=20
at your own pace. The BASIC course does not include research beyond=20
what is available in United States libraries, archives, and other local=20
sources. The syllabus is detailed at www.jewishgen.org/education.=20
=20
The course is essentially a personal mentoring program through our=20
online FORUM. Students post an ancestral branch, set goals for their=20
research, and work one on one with the instructor.=20

If you've researched census, manifests and vital records and still do=20
not have information on your immigrant ancestors, please consider the=20
Intermediate Course (Breaking Brick Walls in the U.S.). Once you have=20
found names and dates and former shtetls for your immigrant ancestors,=20
you might consider the Advanced course (Using jewishGen to FindYour=20
Ancestral Roots).

Basic Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet=20
and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest students=20
have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, sample the websites and=20
interact with the FORUM.

Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80. Go to www.jewishgen.org/education,=20
read about the classes and their requirements, and click on enroll. The=20
course fee is waived if you qualify for the Value Added Services having=20
made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12=20
months; you can then enroll at no additional charge (the system will=20
recognize you and will not ask for a credit card). For questions, please=20
email JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc=20
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education
phylliskramer1@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Basic U.S. Jewish Genealogy Course: July 15 #poland #warsaw

Phyllis Kramer <phylliskramer1@...>
 

This Course focuses on U.S. immigrant ancestors and their immediate=20
families. It includes 6 online text lessons which you can read/download=20
at your own pace. The BASIC course does not include research beyond=20
what is available in United States libraries, archives, and other local=20
sources. The syllabus is detailed at www.jewishgen.org/education.=20
=20
The course is essentially a personal mentoring program through our=20
online FORUM. Students post an ancestral branch, set goals for their=20
research, and work one on one with the instructor.=20

If you've researched census, manifests and vital records and still do=20
not have information on your immigrant ancestors, please consider the=20
Intermediate Course (Breaking Brick Walls in the U.S.). Once you have=20
found names and dates and former shtetls for your immigrant ancestors,=20
you might consider the Advanced course (Using jewishGen to FindYour=20
Ancestral Roots).

Basic Requirements: Students must be comfortable browsing the Internet=20
and downloading files. To best utilize this class, we suggest students=20
have 8-10 hours per week to read the lessons, sample the websites and=20
interact with the FORUM.

Tuition for Basic Genealogy is $80. Go to www.jewishgen.org/education,=20
read about the classes and their requirements, and click on enroll. The=20
course fee is waived if you qualify for the Value Added Services having=20
made a $100 donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12=20
months; you can then enroll at no additional charge (the system will=20
recognize you and will not ask for a credit card). For questions, please=20
email JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc=20
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education
phylliskramer1@...


Re: English to Ukrainian translation #general

boris
 

Gail Spiegel Billow wrote: "I wish to send a short letter to a potential
cousin(s) in Kiev..."

Firstly, the language of Jews is Russian, even when they know Ukrainian,
unless they live in a tiny shtetl in the province.

I would not write, I would find a phone number and call first. There are
directories on the web and plenty of Russian-speakers everywhere, including
New Paltz. You can check with your synagogue and/or JCC.

You may also discover they no longer live there, e.g. made aliyah. You will
find that out if you call because the current occupants of the apartment
most likely have the same telephone and the same number, but you will never
learn this if you write a letter.

Good luck,

Boris Feldblyum
boris@...
Potomac, MD, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: English to Ukrainian translation #general

boris
 

Gail Spiegel Billow wrote: "I wish to send a short letter to a potential
cousin(s) in Kiev..."

Firstly, the language of Jews is Russian, even when they know Ukrainian,
unless they live in a tiny shtetl in the province.

I would not write, I would find a phone number and call first. There are
directories on the web and plenty of Russian-speakers everywhere, including
New Paltz. You can check with your synagogue and/or JCC.

You may also discover they no longer live there, e.g. made aliyah. You will
find that out if you call because the current occupants of the apartment
most likely have the same telephone and the same number, but you will never
learn this if you write a letter.

Good luck,

Boris Feldblyum
boris@...
Potomac, MD, USA


Oscar KOHAN family (Argentina) #general

Mark Dvorkin <dvork_m@...>
 

Here is a message I posted few days ago on Latin America SIG and no
response was received.
I'm searching for relatives of Oscar KOHAN. Oscar's brother Leo is my
gg-father.
Oscar was born in Riga in 1893 as Laser KAGAN and at least in 1951 he
was living with his wife and children in Argentina, in Buenos Aires. His
daughter Saritta was living somewhere in USA at about 1985.
I just posted some images of Oscar on VewMate. Attached are links to 3
photos of him with his family or with the members of his jazz-band.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15788
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15789
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15790

Hope someone can recognize any of the people on the pictures.
Please respond privately.

Thanks in advance.

Mark Dvorkin
Jerusalem, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Oscar KOHAN family (Argentina) #general

Mark Dvorkin <dvork_m@...>
 

Here is a message I posted few days ago on Latin America SIG and no
response was received.
I'm searching for relatives of Oscar KOHAN. Oscar's brother Leo is my
gg-father.
Oscar was born in Riga in 1893 as Laser KAGAN and at least in 1951 he
was living with his wife and children in Argentina, in Buenos Aires. His
daughter Saritta was living somewhere in USA at about 1985.
I just posted some images of Oscar on VewMate. Attached are links to 3
photos of him with his family or with the members of his jazz-band.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15788
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15789
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15790

Hope someone can recognize any of the people on the pictures.
Please respond privately.

Thanks in advance.

Mark Dvorkin
Jerusalem, Israel


Harris & Rebecca STRUMAR #general

Richard Gilbert
 

I have discovered that my great great aunt and her husband are buried in
Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick, Rhode Island. As I live in England I should
be grateful if someone could take a photograph of their headstones. Please
contact me privately for details of their plot numbers.

Many thanks,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Harris & Rebecca STRUMAR #general

Richard Gilbert
 

I have discovered that my great great aunt and her husband are buried in
Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick, Rhode Island. As I live in England I should
be grateful if someone could take a photograph of their headstones. Please
contact me privately for details of their plot numbers.

Many thanks,

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire