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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Boston, Mass. Census #general

Alan Rosenfield <arosen@...>
 

When I was a boy in the Boston area (around 1940) a policeman came around
every year to take
a Census. If memory serves correctly, it was intended to find out whether
registered voters listed at the address were actually living there. So I
think that the list was turned over to the City Clerk, who maintians the
voter lists. When I came of age, I noticed that the name and address
of each voter was posted at the entrance to the polling place. Crooked
politicians would hire people to go >from precinct to precinct, check the
list, and cast votes for dead people and those out of town. When my father
returned in 1921 >from working in Warsaw for three years, he found that he had
never missed an election. Since I left Boston over thirty years ago, I
don't know what the procedure is now.

As far as using your information is concerned, I reccommend writing to the
City Clerk in Boston for a copy of the voter registration card for the
person that you are interested in. The ones I received >from Chelsea (same
County) contain address, birthplace, naturalization date and place. These
were >from the early 1900's. I don't remember what the cost was, somethinbg
like five dollars.

Many states, including Ohio, purge voter lists frequently. This is a great
loss to genealogy since voter registration cards contain a lot of valuable
information.

Al Rosenfield
1650 Ridgway Pl., Columbus OH 43212 USA
e-mail <arosen@...>


Re: Boston, Mass. Census #general

Alan Rosenfield <arosen@...>
 

When I was a boy in the Boston area (around 1940) a policeman came around
every year to take
a Census. If memory serves correctly, it was intended to find out whether
registered voters listed at the address were actually living there. So I
think that the list was turned over to the City Clerk, who maintians the
voter lists. When I came of age, I noticed that the name and address
of each voter was posted at the entrance to the polling place. Crooked
politicians would hire people to go >from precinct to precinct, check the
list, and cast votes for dead people and those out of town. When my father
returned in 1921 >from working in Warsaw for three years, he found that he had
never missed an election. Since I left Boston over thirty years ago, I
don't know what the procedure is now.

As far as using your information is concerned, I reccommend writing to the
City Clerk in Boston for a copy of the voter registration card for the
person that you are interested in. The ones I received >from Chelsea (same
County) contain address, birthplace, naturalization date and place. These
were >from the early 1900's. I don't remember what the cost was, somethinbg
like five dollars.

Many states, including Ohio, purge voter lists frequently. This is a great
loss to genealogy since voter registration cards contain a lot of valuable
information.

Al Rosenfield
1650 Ridgway Pl., Columbus OH 43212 USA
e-mail <arosen@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Der Israelit Newspaper #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker <eisenbak@...>
 

Dear Claude and all:

The Leo Baeck Institute in NY might have this publication: as of 1996, the
librarian's name there was Spencer Scott, the e-mail address for the library
was <lbil@...>, and their address was 123 East 73 Street, NY, NY
10021 (sorry I don't have a phone number).

Note that LBI is one of the four institutions that will be part of the new
Center for Jewish History in NY, and they may have already packed much of
their material for the move. But you might be able to learn something about
their holdings.

Good luck.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX

Claude M. Oulman wrote:

from 1860 to 1938 "Der Israelit" was published in Frankfurt. I
understand it was a major newspaper for observant Jews. Does anyone
out there in JGland know if there is a US library housing this
publication? Of course,I am hoping for a fully indexed set of papers!


Re: Der Israelit Newspaper #general

Paula Eisenstein Baker <eisenbak@...>
 

Dear Claude and all:

The Leo Baeck Institute in NY might have this publication: as of 1996, the
librarian's name there was Spencer Scott, the e-mail address for the library
was <lbil@...>, and their address was 123 East 73 Street, NY, NY
10021 (sorry I don't have a phone number).

Note that LBI is one of the four institutions that will be part of the new
Center for Jewish History in NY, and they may have already packed much of
their material for the move. But you might be able to learn something about
their holdings.

Good luck.

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX

Claude M. Oulman wrote:

from 1860 to 1938 "Der Israelit" was published in Frankfurt. I
understand it was a major newspaper for observant Jews. Does anyone
out there in JGland know if there is a US library housing this
publication? Of course,I am hoping for a fully indexed set of papers!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Synagogues #general

RUP29@...
 

Maybe someone in the UK can help me?
Need to find wedding certificate of Lewis LEVY and Elizabeth EDDLESTONE
married at The Old Hebrew Congregation Synagogue at Princess Road,
Liverpool,UK 1880.
Regards again Valerie Gold
PS, I am making a little progress with my tree but its growing very
slowly.Maybe its a Bonsai?


Synagogues #general

RUP29@...
 

Maybe someone in the UK can help me?
Need to find wedding certificate of Lewis LEVY and Elizabeth EDDLESTONE
married at The Old Hebrew Congregation Synagogue at Princess Road,
Liverpool,UK 1880.
Regards again Valerie Gold
PS, I am making a little progress with my tree but its growing very
slowly.Maybe its a Bonsai?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen online nightmare: bounced mail #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
It appears to be a recurring theme to have a 6, 8 or 12 month
message and TRY to contact the author... oops! They've
disconnected their e-mail service and you have a bounced e-mail.
Try being a nice person and throw a message on jewishgen or
dejanews so someone, like me, can find you. Dropping e-mail
service seems to be the most definite event since taxes. Hey, it
happens. You found a better price. Ok. But how about letting us
know?And, what smart person(s) are listing only their e-mail
addresses in the JGFF?

thanks,

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@...
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


online nightmare: bounced mail #general

james gross <larklane@...>
 

Hello,
It appears to be a recurring theme to have a 6, 8 or 12 month
message and TRY to contact the author... oops! They've
disconnected their e-mail service and you have a bounced e-mail.
Try being a nice person and throw a message on jewishgen or
dejanews so someone, like me, can find you. Dropping e-mail
service seems to be the most definite event since taxes. Hey, it
happens. You found a better price. Ok. But how about letting us
know?And, what smart person(s) are listing only their e-mail
addresses in the JGFF?

thanks,

James H. Gross
Cherry Hill, N.J.
e-mail: larklane@...
Gross-Steinberg Family Tree
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6721/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WOLF from Deidesheim #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

I have been able to list this line more succinctly on a web page; for those
interested:

http://members.aol.com/counsel17/JakobWolfDescendants.htm


John D. Anderson
Searching: ANDERSON, DANNENBERG, DEUTSCH, FALK, FISCHER, HAUK, HIMMELREICH,
KLINE, LOEWY, PLAUT, ROSENBLATT, SCHAAN, SCHWABACHER and WOLF plus anyone else
who comes along!


WOLF from Deidesheim #general

Counsel17 <counsel17@...>
 

I have been able to list this line more succinctly on a web page; for those
interested:

http://members.aol.com/counsel17/JakobWolfDescendants.htm


John D. Anderson
Searching: ANDERSON, DANNENBERG, DEUTSCH, FALK, FISCHER, HAUK, HIMMELREICH,
KLINE, LOEWY, PLAUT, ROSENBLATT, SCHAAN, SCHWABACHER and WOLF plus anyone else
who comes along!


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen looking for Amy GINSBERG #general

Mbondou@...
 

I was reading the old JewishGen database and someone named Amy Ginsberg
(ajginsberg@...) posted a message in Sept. 1996 stating that she was
related to a family named LANGER near Mielec, Poland. I too am related to
Isel and Genendel LANGER >from Mielec and I was wondering whether anyone knows
how I can get in contact with this Amy Ginsberg. Her e-mail account is no
longer active and she left no address. Thanks in advance!

Scott Genzer
374 8th Street Apt 2A
Brooklyn, NY 11215
e-mail: mbondou@...

GENZER, GENSER, GANSER, LANGER, HERZ >from Mielec, Poland


looking for Amy GINSBERG #general

Mbondou@...
 

I was reading the old JewishGen database and someone named Amy Ginsberg
(ajginsberg@...) posted a message in Sept. 1996 stating that she was
related to a family named LANGER near Mielec, Poland. I too am related to
Isel and Genendel LANGER >from Mielec and I was wondering whether anyone knows
how I can get in contact with this Amy Ginsberg. Her e-mail account is no
longer active and she left no address. Thanks in advance!

Scott Genzer
374 8th Street Apt 2A
Brooklyn, NY 11215
e-mail: mbondou@...

GENZER, GENSER, GANSER, LANGER, HERZ >from Mielec, Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Additional Wyszkow indices now on-line. #general

Stanley Diamond
 

There has been a slip up... And it's my fault!

When the first group of indices >from the new Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland / Polish State Archives project were released and added to the
JRI-Poland database just prior to the announcement at the Los Angeles
Summer Seminar, some Wyszkow data slipped between the cracks.

This has now been corrected and the indices for an additional 353 birth
records and 104 marriage records for the Wyszkow for the years
1894 to 1896 are now on-line.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause researchers who
have already placed orders with the Polish State Archives for
photocopies of Wyszkow vital records.

Stanley Diamond,
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


Additional Wyszkow indices now on-line. #general

Stanley Diamond
 

There has been a slip up... And it's my fault!

When the first group of indices >from the new Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland / Polish State Archives project were released and added to the
JRI-Poland database just prior to the announcement at the Los Angeles
Summer Seminar, some Wyszkow data slipped between the cracks.

This has now been corrected and the indices for an additional 353 birth
records and 104 marriage records for the Wyszkow for the years
1894 to 1896 are now on-line.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause researchers who
have already placed orders with the Polish State Archives for
photocopies of Wyszkow vital records.

Stanley Diamond,
Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alternative surname spellings #general

Peter Blood <nowy@...>
 

I confused about alternative spellings of surnames on the Jewish side of
my family. For instance, I was always told that my Russian (Lithuania
and Latvia) g-grandparents were Rebecca REIMER and Max DAMESEK. Now I
have searched several times through Ellis Island passenger lists at the
National Archives but have never found them. Recently, a letter from
someone in the family referred to them by the names I have known, as
well as by Surah RIFKA and Itzik MENDEL. That's quite a difference - not
just a minor change in vowels. Now I understand that there are many of
these radical alternative spellings of surnames on my Jewish side. I
wonder if Max called himself Itzik MENDEL upon arrival in Ellis Island.

Could someone lease explain the reason for the difference in spellings?
Peter Blood


Alternative surname spellings #general

Peter Blood <nowy@...>
 

I confused about alternative spellings of surnames on the Jewish side of
my family. For instance, I was always told that my Russian (Lithuania
and Latvia) g-grandparents were Rebecca REIMER and Max DAMESEK. Now I
have searched several times through Ellis Island passenger lists at the
National Archives but have never found them. Recently, a letter from
someone in the family referred to them by the names I have known, as
well as by Surah RIFKA and Itzik MENDEL. That's quite a difference - not
just a minor change in vowels. Now I understand that there are many of
these radical alternative spellings of surnames on my Jewish side. I
wonder if Max called himself Itzik MENDEL upon arrival in Ellis Island.

Could someone lease explain the reason for the difference in spellings?
Peter Blood


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen TSADOK #general

M. Kearns <mkearns@...>
 

looking for info regarding the surname TSADOK. the people i know who have
it are all Israeli, yet I dont know >from what countries their ancestors
came from...

thanks,

Megan di Falco-Kearns


TSADOK #general

M. Kearns <mkearns@...>
 

looking for info regarding the surname TSADOK. the people i know who have
it are all Israeli, yet I dont know >from what countries their ancestors
came from...

thanks,

Megan di Falco-Kearns


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Press #general

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Is the Jewish Press a newspaper? Where is it published, how old is it,
what material does it print? etc

Thanks --

Melody Amsel Gross
Beersheva, Israel
melody@...
searching: AMSEL/Stropkov, Vraanov, Olka, Zbudska Bela, Humenne, Hertnik,
anywhere
RITTER/Chotca, Stropkov
BAUM/Stropkov
LANDAU/Humenne
ZAZULIA,BECKER,MORGENSTERN, POLLACK/Navastelitza, Chotin,
Klishkovitz
EINSTEIN/Radomyshl


Jewish Press #general

melody gross <melody@...>
 

Is the Jewish Press a newspaper? Where is it published, how old is it,
what material does it print? etc

Thanks --

Melody Amsel Gross
Beersheva, Israel
melody@...
searching: AMSEL/Stropkov, Vraanov, Olka, Zbudska Bela, Humenne, Hertnik,
anywhere
RITTER/Chotca, Stropkov
BAUM/Stropkov
LANDAU/Humenne
ZAZULIA,BECKER,MORGENSTERN, POLLACK/Navastelitza, Chotin,
Klishkovitz
EINSTEIN/Radomyshl