Date   
Polish translation request

Tammy
 

I have posted an 1864 Lomazy marriage record for WEINGARTEN m. ZILBERWASSER, viewmate ID 73963.  I would greatly appreciate a complete translation of this record.

Thank you,
Tammy Weingarten
WEINGARTEN Lomazy, Biala Podlaska, Chelm, Swierze, Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Brest Litovsk.

Help JGS of Illinois identify mysterious collection of gravestone portrait photos #jgsofillinois #illinois #chicago #cookcounty #gravestones

Martin Fischer
 

JGSI of Illinois explores mystery of gravestone portrait photo cache

By Martin Fischer

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website has posted photos of a mysterious collection of gravestone portraits believed to be from a Chicago-area Jewish cemetery. The oval ceramic or porcelain images were discovered late last year in Kentucky as part of the liquidation of the estate of an unidentified Kentucky man. JGSI hopes to reunite the portrait photos with living family members of those depicted in the images.

To see the 39 portraits, go to https://jgsi.org/mysteryphotos.

Family members of the deceased who recognize the photos are invited to email JGSI at info@... with information about them.

The portraits were discovered stashed in a bucket on a train caboose on the property of a man who died last year in Kentucky, according to Jessica Armstead, an employee of Hudson Estate Buyers, an estate liquidator service based in Louisville, Kentucky.

The deceased man’s identity cannot be shared because of a confidentiality agreement between Hudson Estate Buyers and the man’s family, she said. The man was an avid collector of vintage collectible items. How he obtained the gravestone photo images is not known, Armstead said. However, she indicated that the deceased man, whom she characterized as a “vintage hoarder,” was not from Illinois.

On Dec. 12, 2019, several of the portrait photos were posted to the Junkin Johnny Facebook page, which is managed by John Hudson, owner of Hudson Estate Buyers. The post, at https://www.facebook.com/582166895137135/posts/2825447780809024, received 34 likes and more than 20 comments, and was shared 54 times. It was clear from the names on the backs of some of the photos that most or all of them were likely Jewish. Several of the Facebook commenters offered specific suggestions about the deceased people’s identities.

Many of the photos had inked stamps on the backs indicating they had been created by the J.A. Dedouch Co., which was located on Harrison Street in Oak Park, Illinois, from 1893 to 2004, according to the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. At least one of the portraits had a reference on the back to Soroka Bros., a monument company that was located on Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, Illinois.

Due to the proximity of both the Oak Park-based gravestone photo business and the Forest Park-based monument company to Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, it was considered likely that most of the portraits came from gravestones at Waldheim. But some may have come from other locations since the Dedouch Co. is known to have had a clientele beyond the local area.

After being made aware of the Junkin Johnny Facebook post, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois president Debbie Kroopkin contacted Hudson about JGSI taking over the task of trying to find living survivors of the people whose portraits were found in Kentucky.

At the Jan. 13, 2020, JGSI monthly board meeting, several board members took cellphone photos of the fronts and backs of all 39 portrait photos that had been carefully packed in bubble wrap and shipped to Debbie Kroopkin by Hudson Estate Buyers.

It was truly the start of a team effort by JGSI board members. Recording secretary Scott Meyer took on the task of learning about the company that created the portrait photos. Membership vice president Terry Taylor and president Debbie Kroopkin volunteered to work on getting the photos posted on jgsi.org. Treasurer Debbie Soren agreed to explore whether the photos should also be posted elsewhere online to get exposure beyond JGSI. Past president Mike Karsen volunteered to begin doing genealogical research about the few people whose names appeared on the backs of the portraits. Publicity vice president Martin Fischer agreed to call Hudson Estate Buyers for background information about how the photos were discovered and to prepare a press release.

If you know the identities of any of the people shown in these gravestone photos, please email info@....

 Temple bulletin item: You might be able to help identify the deceased people in a mysterious collection of gravestone portrait photos now displayed on the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website at https://jgsi.org/mysteryphotos.  If you know the identities of any of the people shown in these photos, please email info@.... The oval ceramic or porcelain images, believed to be from a Chicago-area Jewish cemetery, were discovered in late 2019 in Kentucky as part of the liquidation of an estate. They were found stashed in a bucket in a train caboose on an unidentified Kentucky man’s property.


 

 

 



--
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

JGSI website: https://jgsi.org

Re: Bayside Cemetery and Acacia Cemetery, Queens #cemeteries

Joan
 

This is wonderful!  My great grandparents were buried in Acacia cemetery!  If anyone else goes there, the last name is Zalka.

Joan Silverman
 Revere, Massachusetts

Familysearch.org - is there a list of online record updates?

Russ Maurer
 

Does familysearch.org have and update a list of record sets for which it has posted images? I just discovered, by accident, that a record set I am interested in was supplemented sometime recently. It would be nice not to have to depend on accidents for such discoveries.

Russ Maurer

Bayside Cemetery

Alex Woodle
 

Thank you for the update Andy. I had no idea of the sale of Shaare Zedek's property and major efforts to clean-up the neglect I found when I last visited. My great grandfather and his brother and a few other relatives are buried here. I purchased perpetual care for the former, but have no knowledge of what if anything has been done to keep this stone free from weeds and other plants. With your article, I have contacted them to ascertain what is  being done.

Thank you,

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA

Re: Mile High Resources: Researching Colorado Records with Ellen Kowitt

Hilary Henkin
 

Greetings,
I am not in Colorado, so can't attend.  I do have a question about Colorado research, however.  If anyone is attending this, perhaps they can ask on my behalf?

I am interested in a 1906-1907 death, and births 1907-1912.

A family in my family tree immigrated from Russia in March 1906.  They arrived at NYC destined for Rochester, NY  They had one son, age 4.  They did have family already in Rochester.

When the father filled out his Declaration of Intention in 1922, he listed four other children, but not the original son.  All four later children were born in Denver, between 1907 and 1912.

I have a theory, based on general research, that the family went to Colorado because the son developed/had tuberculosis, but he died soon after.  (The child born next, in 1907, was named Alta.)

My understanding is that death records do not exist this early, and birth records are restricted to the person born, legal rep, etc.  I'd like to know if there are any other options for this information.

i can provide specific details privately

Regards,
Hilary Henkin

Researching:
Mogilev - BERLIN;  BELIISKI;  HENKIN - GENKIN;  MESCENIKOV;  POZ - POZE
Ekaterinoslav - KATZ; LAPIDUS;  LAVROTIN - LAVRUTIN - AVRUTIN;  PESACHINSKY; SHIMERNITSKY - SEMERNITSKY;  STEINHART
Roumania:  DONNENFIELD;  DOLLINGER;  RINCOVER - HARINCOVER;  WISENTHAL - VIESENTAUL
Harbin, China:  FELDMAN;  PENZNER;  SREBERK - SCHRIEBER;
Lublin, Poland:  KATZ;  JARMUSZ

------------------------------
Reply to:

Sunday, January 26, 2020
9#0 AM to Noon
BMH-BJ Congregation

Beginning with a brief history and modern statistics, this lecture will provide local and online resources for anyone interested in documenting individuals in Colorado. Local repositories will be covered including materials at the CO State Archives, DU Beck Archives, History Colorado Hart Library, DPL Western History and Genealogy Department, Boulder Carnegie Library, National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (NARA), and the Bureau of Land Management Colorado Office. An inventory of CO records found online the global giant websites including Ancestry.comFamilySearchJewishGen, and MyHeritage will be reviewed as well as other collections with notable CO content such as the Industrial Removal Office, American Jewish Archives, and a variety of digitized CO newspapers. We will review current laws for access to vital records and the procedures of the CO Department of Public Health and Environment to obtain them, as well as a discussion regarding Colorado Session Laws circa 1861-1997. Previous indexing projects conducted by JGSCO volunteers and where to find them will be explored including Jewish gravestones in CO, JCRS patient applications, obituaries of the Intermountain Jewish News, synagogue memorial plaques, and mohel records.
For more information jgsco.org

Re: Bayside Cemetery and Acacia Cemetery, Queens #cemeteries

Steven Lasky
 

Just to let you know that in the past I have photographed the gravestones in a number of plots in Acacia and Mokom Sholom cemeteries. I have, within the last year, donated images of said gravestones to JewishGen's JOWBR. I imagine that they have not yet been reviewed and entered into their system, just waiting for volunteer(s) to do so. So if you can, I would encourage you to do so.

The following town associations for plots I have photographed are:
For Acacia: Makow Mazowiecki, Mielec, Suwalki, Vilnius, Sierpc, Nasielsk, as well as Congregation Nachlas Israel.
For Mokom Sholom: Radzilow/Lebedow (for this plot I have the burial data), and Mielec.

I have donated thousands of images from at least thirty cemeteries in the New York-New Jersey area, and they are just waiting to be put online by JewishGen. So please contact Nolan Altman if you can help. Thank you!

You can find my own museum's "Cemetery Project" on my site, which is quite interesting and informative. The link is:  http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cp-main.htm

Best,
Steve Lasky


Re: Bayside Cemetery and Acacia Cemetery, Queens #cemeteries

Alan Steinfeld
 

Nice job Andy.  I don't have relatives at Bayside but have investigated for others.  Thanks for the update.

Alan Steinfeld
Scarsdale, NY


-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Monat <amonat@...>
To: main <main@...>
Sent: Fri, Jan 24, 2020 10:22 pm
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Bayside Cemetery and Acacia Cemetery, Queens #cemeteries

Bayside Cemetery in Queens, New York has been much discussed on this mailing list over the years, but there do not appear to have been any updates from people who have visited it recently. Since I visited in fall of 2019, I thought I would share what I learned which was not clear to me from the numerous news stories which can be found online. I have no affiliation with any of these cemeteries.

Bayside is operated by Congregation Shaare Zedek. Their web site http://www.sznyc.org has information about the cemetery; see especially http://www.sznyc.org/frequently-asked-questions-bayside-cemetery. That page also lists their email address office@.... When I wrote that email address, I received a reply including a map of the cemetery including the names of the burial societies, which proved very useful; that map was basically identical to the one at http://www.baysidecemeterylitigation.com/uploads/BaysideCemetery-Map-WWW.pdf. I also asked them about specific names of people I knew were buried there, and the office staff kindly searched the records. Their information is limited, but they did find some of the people I asked about.

Bayside is part of the same complex as two other cemeteries, bounded by 80th St on the west, 84th St on the east, Liberty Ave on the north, and Pitkin Ave on the south. The western part of the complex is Mokom Shalom cemetery, which I did not research. The central part is Bayside. The eastern part is Acacia cemetery. The exterior of the complex is enclosed by metal fences, but as far as I could tell there were no fences between the different cemeteries. Not only is there nothing preventing you from walking from Acacia into Bayside, it might not even be obvious to you that you have done so.

The area was industrial on the north side and residential on the east and west sides. It seemed perfectly safe to us.

I was interested in burials in both Acacia and Bayside. My relatives and I parked on Liberty Ave, near the Acacia entrance. Note that the elevated A train of the New York City Subway runs above Liberty Ave. The entrance gate is through the center of a two-story building which must have formerly been the Acacia office; now there are no on-site office staff, but a call to their phone number which I found on Google Maps and FindAGrave (718-845-9240) reached staff located elsewhere who were able to look up burials in Acacia and tell me which section they would be found in.

I had brought a hand-drawn map passed down to me by a distant relative, made at least a few decades ago. It listed certain things that clearly matched the map of Bayside, once I was able to decipher the handwriting, such as Liberty Ave, Pitkin Ave, Acacia, various gate numbers, "restrooms" (just inside the Acadia entrance; these are no longer operational but there were portable toilets nearby), names of relatives buried there, and then some names I didn't recognize like Moe Levy. These last turned out to be landmarks - they were names on large mausoleums, which make for easy navigation as they can be spotted from some distance away.

A relative who came with me had found and brought photographs from the 1970s of my elderly great-grandmother and her siblings visiting the cemetery, including photos of them standing at their mother's grave. The old photos of their mother Sara Scheinzeit's grave were especially helpful, since they made clear it can be seen from outside the cemetery, on the sidewalk! (See my current-day photos of it at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128107217/chaya-sarah-scheinzeit and note the fence is the exterior cemetery fence; you'll also find other relatives linked from that page.)

After entering via the Acacia gate, we quickly found graves of relatives in Acacia's Mariam Polen section, near the north fence. Following the old hand-drawn map, we walked west a hundred feet or so and were in Bayside, where we saw Sara Scheinzeit's grave from the other side. That and the other parts of Bayside we visited were in much better shape than I had expected. There was some broken glass just inside the fence, but most of the graves we saw were upright and not overgrown with trees or other plants. The ones made of hard stone were perfectly legible, though some gates were made of soft stone which has weathered as is typical, and parts of them were illegible.

In Bayside, we visited gate 44 (Mariam Polen Congregation; same society as we visited in Acacia), and gate 74 (Congregation Kol Israel Anshi Polen Swalk No. 1). We found graves for people with the surnames SCHEINZEIT, SCHONZEIT, DUBERSTEIN, and SCHNEIDER.

I would be happy to try to answer questions from people who have them, though this email contains most of what I know about Bayside and Acacia.

Andy Monat
Massachusetts, USA

Re: Professional genealogist? (Russia to London migration in early 19th century)

Michael Hoffman
 

CMJ stands for the following, The Church's Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) is an Anglican missionary society founded ... A school, training college and a church called the Episcopal Jews' Chapel were built here. The complex ... Today, the building houses the Anglican International School Jerusalem, which is operated by the society.

The CMJ is a missonary organisation that tries to convert us Jews to Christianity.

Michael Hoffman
Borehamwood
HERTS UK

Re: REPLY button

Judith Diamond
 

You have to register to Jewishgen Groups, which is different from Jewishgen. And then to be logged in to Jewishgen Groups before seeing reply buttons. 
Could this be added to a Wiki if not there.

judith Diamond, London, UK

Re: Bayside Cemetery and Acacia Cemetery, Queens #cemeteries

David Lewin
 

Andy Monat's email gives me an opening to share a problem:-

The late Florence Lesser Marmor (1933-2018) and David Roy Gevertzman (1945-2007), together with a bunch of other volunteers [ I do not know who they were] devoted much of their time and effort to recording the burials at Mokom Sholom  Bayside and Accacia cmeteries.

I was the "safety depository" for backups of Florence's research and I am currently attempting to create a working web site for that part of the Florence research which I posses.

When she died Florence left an enormous collection of paper records which are still being assembled by her children.   I hope one day to get sight of that archive and compare it with what I already have electronically.

Right now I am working on a spreadsheet with about 12,700 individual burials.  It is currently in .xlsx format.

The spreadsheet has column headings
Family Name  
Personal name
TYPE                   [ monument. vault, mostly empty field in the data ]
Notes                   [often with "death cert #"  and undertaker age, cause of death, congregation, gate number  etc etc ]
Record No by cemetery

I am NOT a web site writer and would welcome anyone who can tell me how this can be turned into a decent, searchable web site.

Simply putting a spread sheet of that size onto a web site means that it will take an endless time to download.

Merely searching for a name is NOT good enough.   For that the enquirer would need to know how a person was recorded.  With the multitude of geographic origins of the names, spelling variations are endless. 
David = Dovid  is just one example of very many.  

The researcher may want to know not just "where is XY buried"  but often which people of a particular surname are buried there?  Do they relate to one another?  You simply cannot see that on a page which tells you about a single individual.

I would like the web site at the same time to be a memorial to Florence and David .   I do not  know where  that can be parked,   I do not think Jewisgen is the place.   Its rules are too rigid.

I would welcome ideas and suggestions.  I am struggling.

David Lewin
London


At 02:57 25/01/2020, Andy Monat wrote:

Bayside Cemetery in Queens, New York has been much discussed on this mailing list over the years, but there do not appear to have been any updates from people who have visited it recently. Since I visited in fall of 2019, I thought I would share what I learned which was not clear to me from the numerous news stories which can be found online. I have no affiliation with any of these cemeteries.

Bayside is operated by Congregation Shaare Zedek. Their web site http://www.sznyc.org has information about the cemetery; see especially http://www.sznyc.org/frequently-asked-questions-bayside-cemetery. That page also lists their email address office@.... When I wrote that email address, I received a reply including a map of the cemetery including the names of the burial societies, which proved very useful; that map was basically identical to the one at http://www.baysidecemeterylitigation.com/uploads/BaysideCemetery-Map-WWW.pdf . I also asked them about specific names of people I knew were buried there, and the office staff kindly searched the records. Their information is limited, but they did find some of the people I asked about.

Bayside is part of the same complex as two other cemeteries, bounded by 80th St on the west, 84th St on the east, Liberty Ave on the north, and Pitkin Ave on the south. The western part of the complex is Mokom Shalom cemetery, which I did not research. The central part is Bayside. The eastern part is Acacia cemetery. The exterior of the complex is enclosed by metal fences, but as far as I could tell there were no fences between the different cemeteries. Not only is there nothing preventing you from walking from Acacia into Bayside, it might not even be obvious to you that you have done so.

The area was industrial on the north side and residential on the east and west sides. It seemed perfectly safe to us.

I was interested in burials in both Acacia and Bayside. My relatives and I parked on Liberty Ave, near the Acacia entrance. Note that the elevated A train of the New York City Subway runs above Liberty Ave. The entrance gate is through the center of a two-story building which must have formerly been the Acacia office; now there are no on-site office staff, but a call to their phone number which I found on Google Maps and FindAGrave (718-845-9240) reached staff located elsewhere who were able to look up burials in Acacia and tell me which section they would be found in.

I had brought a hand-drawn map passed down to me by a distant relative, made at least a few decades ago. It listed certain things that clearly matched the map of Bayside, once I was able to decipher the handwriting, such as Liberty Ave, Pitkin Ave, Acacia, various gate numbers, "restrooms" (just inside the Acadia entrance; these are no longer operational but there were portable toilets nearby), names of relatives buried there, and then some names I didn't recognize like Moe Levy. These last turned out to be landmarks - they were names on large mausoleums, which make for easy navigation as they can be spotted from some distance away.

A relative who came with me had found and brought photographs from the 1970s of my elderly great-grandmother and her siblings visiting the cemetery, including photos of them standing at their mother's grave. The old photos of their mother Sara Scheinzeit's grave were especially helpful, since they made clear it can be seen from outside the cemetery, on the sidewalk! (See my current-day photos of it at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128107217/chaya-sarah-scheinzeit and note the fence is the exterior cemetery fence; you'll also find other relatives linked from that page.)

After entering via the Acacia gate, we quickly found graves of relatives in Acacia's Mariam Polen section, near the north fence. Following the old hand-drawn map, we walked west a hundred feet or so and were in Bayside, where we saw Sara Scheinzeit's grave from the other side. That and the other parts of Bayside we visited were in much better shape than I had expected. There was some broken glass just inside the fence, but most of the graves we saw were upright and not overgrown with trees or other plants. The ones made of hard stone were perfectly legible, though some gates were made of soft stone which has weathered as is typical, and parts of them were illegible.

In Bayside, we visited gate 44 (Mariam Polen Congregation; same society as we visited in Acacia), and gate 74 (Congregation Kol Israel Anshi Polen Swalk No. 1). We found graves for people with the surnames SCHEINZEIT, SCHONZEIT, DUBERSTEIN, and SCHNEIDER.

I would be happy to try to answer questions from people who have them, though this email contains most of what I know about Bayside and Acacia.

Andy Monat
Massachusetts, USA

Re: Professional genealogist? (Russia to London migration in early 19th century)

jamehar@...
 

Thank you for your questions.
 
The CMJ is 'the Church's Ministry Among the Jews'. It used to be called the 'London Jews' Society' and the 'London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews'. As far as I can tell it offered a free education, while using this to push people to convert to Christianity. The organisation still exists, and I've been in contact with them about getting access to their archives at the Bodleian library (but they've been very unhelpful).
 
The most distant marriage certificate I've been able to find is for my ancestor Raphael Marks (he married an Emma Furse in 1859 [in a church and she seems to be Christian] and their oldest son [my ancestor - also called Raphael Marks] was a pupil at the CMJ school in 1861). Also in the 1861 census, it states that the Raphael senior was from 'Russia'. Our oral family history has it that Raphael moved to London from 'somewhere in the east' and that he was a rabbi (this came from a 102 year old cousin back in 2009, but I've not been able to confirm it). On Raphael senior's marriage certificate from 1859, it states that his father's name was 'Samuel' (I don't know if he came to London or not).

The younger Raphael was known to the 102 year old cousin, and so we are certain of his identity (DNA matches also connect me to the descendants of his brothers, who emigrated to the US - the US descendants haven't researched further back than me). While there are some age discrepancies between census records for Raphael junior, I'm sure that the Raphael/Emma above were his parents, as he used her surname 'Furse' as a middle name for one of his daughters (and one of his sisters also had this middle name). 

Bayside Cemetery and Acacia Cemetery, Queens #cemeteries

Andy Monat
 

Bayside Cemetery in Queens, New York has been much discussed on this mailing list over the years, but there do not appear to have been any updates from people who have visited it recently. Since I visited in fall of 2019, I thought I would share what I learned which was not clear to me from the numerous news stories which can be found online. I have no affiliation with any of these cemeteries.

Bayside is operated by Congregation Shaare Zedek. Their web site http://www.sznyc.org has information about the cemetery; see especially http://www.sznyc.org/frequently-asked-questions-bayside-cemetery. That page also lists their email address office@.... When I wrote that email address, I received a reply including a map of the cemetery including the names of the burial societies, which proved very useful; that map was basically identical to the one at http://www.baysidecemeterylitigation.com/uploads/BaysideCemetery-Map-WWW.pdf. I also asked them about specific names of people I knew were buried there, and the office staff kindly searched the records. Their information is limited, but they did find some of the people I asked about.

Bayside is part of the same complex as two other cemeteries, bounded by 80th St on the west, 84th St on the east, Liberty Ave on the north, and Pitkin Ave on the south. The western part of the complex is Mokom Shalom cemetery, which I did not research. The central part is Bayside. The eastern part is Acacia cemetery. The exterior of the complex is enclosed by metal fences, but as far as I could tell there were no fences between the different cemeteries. Not only is there nothing preventing you from walking from Acacia into Bayside, it might not even be obvious to you that you have done so.

The area was industrial on the north side and residential on the east and west sides. It seemed perfectly safe to us.

I was interested in burials in both Acacia and Bayside. My relatives and I parked on Liberty Ave, near the Acacia entrance. Note that the elevated A train of the New York City Subway runs above Liberty Ave. The entrance gate is through the center of a two-story building which must have formerly been the Acacia office; now there are no on-site office staff, but a call to their phone number which I found on Google Maps and FindAGrave (718-845-9240) reached staff located elsewhere who were able to look up burials in Acacia and tell me which section they would be found in.

I had brought a hand-drawn map passed down to me by a distant relative, made at least a few decades ago. It listed certain things that clearly matched the map of Bayside, once I was able to decipher the handwriting, such as Liberty Ave, Pitkin Ave, Acacia, various gate numbers, "restrooms" (just inside the Acadia entrance; these are no longer operational but there were portable toilets nearby), names of relatives buried there, and then some names I didn't recognize like Moe Levy. These last turned out to be landmarks - they were names on large mausoleums, which make for easy navigation as they can be spotted from some distance away.

A relative who came with me had found and brought photographs from the 1970s of my elderly great-grandmother and her siblings visiting the cemetery, including photos of them standing at their mother's grave. The old photos of their mother Sara Scheinzeit's grave were especially helpful, since they made clear it can be seen from outside the cemetery, on the sidewalk! (See my current-day photos of it at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128107217/chaya-sarah-scheinzeit and note the fence is the exterior cemetery fence; you'll also find other relatives linked from that page.)

After entering via the Acacia gate, we quickly found graves of relatives in Acacia's Mariam Polen section, near the north fence. Following the old hand-drawn map, we walked west a hundred feet or so and were in Bayside, where we saw Sara Scheinzeit's grave from the other side. That and the other parts of Bayside we visited were in much better shape than I had expected. There was some broken glass just inside the fence, but most of the graves we saw were upright and not overgrown with trees or other plants. The ones made of hard stone were perfectly legible, though some gates were made of soft stone which has weathered as is typical, and parts of them were illegible.

In Bayside, we visited gate 44 (Mariam Polen Congregation; same society as we visited in Acacia), and gate 74 (Congregation Kol Israel Anshi Polen Swalk No. 1). We found graves for people with the surnames SCHEINZEIT, SCHONZEIT, DUBERSTEIN, and SCHNEIDER.

I would be happy to try to answer questions from people who have them, though this email contains most of what I know about Bayside and Acacia.

Andy Monat
Massachusetts, USA

Re: Two NYC Birth Certificates: One person or two?

Deborah Blankenberg
 

I can't be certain, but I strongly suspect that the first (#968), filed just a few days after the birth, had several errors that were corrected on the second. As far as the number of children is concerned, note that the first section is the number of previous births, which would not include the current one, so 8 previous births and 9 now living indicates that all of the previous children are still living. It's too bad that the stamp in the upper left corner is illegible on the second certificate. Knowing what date it was filed might help clear up the mysteries. 
--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)

Addendum: (US) USCIS Extends Comments on USCIS Proposed Rate Increase To February 10, 2020. #Records Access # USCIS #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Please see this addendum.


Jan

 

 

I want to add something for those of you writing comments on the outrageous fees--—and  hope that is many of you!.

 

I have been advised that duplicate comments without supplemental comments added will be ignore. So when you write, and have submitted previous comments, please add something to you original comments or they will be disregarded.

Note the 492% increase is for paper records $65 to $385. The outrageous fee for electronic record is “only” $381  $130 to $625.

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

From: Records Access <recordsaccess@...>
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 2:46 PM
To: IAJGS Public Records Access Alert <records-access-alerts@...>
Subject: (US) USCIS Extends Comments on USCIS Proposed Rate Increase To February 10, 2020.

 

 

On November 15 the IAJGS Records Access Alert posted about the outrageous USCIS Proposed Fee Increases. IAJGS Records Access Alert also posted about an extension for comments on December 6 to December 30.  On January 24 the USCIS proposed a reopening of the deadline to February 10,2020.

 

The other changes do no effect the genealogy program.  This supplemental information describes the projected costs associated with supporting immigration adjudication and naturalization services for which USCIS will reimburse U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

The issue for genealogists is: The current proposal of raising the search fee from $65 to $240 and then the cost of the actual file from $65 to $385 means your charges will increase from $130 to $625.  This would equate to a 492% increase in fees

 

To read the proposed rule extension see:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/24/2020-01189/us-citizenship-and-immigration-services-fee-schedule-and-changes-to-certain-other-immigration

To read the proposed rule itself see: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/pdf/2019-24366.pdf

The Genealogy section is Section N which starts on page 62315-62316.

See Section 103.40 for Genealogical Research Requests on page 62359. Instructions: All submissions received must include DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010. Providing comments is entirely voluntary. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information that you provide. Because the information you submit will be publicly available, you should consider limiting the amount of personal information in your submission

You must submit comments, identified as DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010, through one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal (preferred): http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the website instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140. To ensure proper handling, please reference DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 in your correspondence. Mail must be postmarked by the comment submission deadline.

Comments submitted in a manner other than those listed above, including emails or letters sent to DHS or USCIS officials, will not be considered comments on the proposed rule. Please note that DHS and USCIS cannot accept any comments that are hand delivered or couriered. In addition, USCIS cannot accept mailed comments contained on any form of digital media storage devices, such as CDs/DVDs and USB drives.

Remember to view the Records not Revenues Coalition website  https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/ for more information and the portal where you may send in comments and links for you to contact your US Senators and Representatives.  The website is not yet updated with the latest extension but it will be soon and the information about the outrageous fee increases are correct. The website at time of this post shows he first deadline extension but as the Federal Register of January 24 shows the deadline is extended again to February 10. Even if you submitted a statement the first time do so again. USIS is required to reply to EACH comment they receive

 

To see previous postings about the USCIS and the proposed fee increases,  go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Sare Czarne Margulies

Richard Gross
 

Due to my post on 14 January I've broken down this brick wall and found family connections. Thank you to everyone. This forum is definitely wonderful. Beulah Gross

(US) USCIS Extends Comments on USCIS Proposed Rate Increase To February 10, 2020. #Records Access # USCIS #records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

On November 15 the IAJGS Records Access Alert posted about the outrageous USCIS Proposed Fee Increases. IAJGS Records Access Alert also posted about an extension for comments on December 6 to December 30.  On January 24 the USCIS proposed a reopening of the deadline to :

February 10, 2020.

 

The other changes do no effect the genealogy program.  This supplemental information describes the projected costs associated with supporting immigration adjudication and naturalization services for which USCIS will reimburse U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

The issue for genealogists is: The current proposal of raising the search fee from $65 to $240 and then the cost of the actual file from $65 to $385 means your charges will increase from $130 to $625.  This would equate to a 492% increase in fees

 

To read the proposed rule extension see:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/24/2020-01189/us-citizenship-and-immigration-services-fee-schedule-and-changes-to-certain-other-immigration

To read the proposed rule itself see: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/pdf/2019-24366.pdf

The Genealogy section is Section N which starts on page 62315-62316.

See Section 103.40 for Genealogical Research Requests on page 62359. Instructions: All submissions received must include DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010. Providing comments is entirely voluntary. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information that you provide. Because the information you submit will be publicly available, you should consider limiting the amount of personal information in your submission

You must submit comments, identified as DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010, through one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal (preferred): http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the website instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140. To ensure proper handling, please reference DHS Docket No. USCIS-2019-0010 in your correspondence. Mail must be postmarked by the comment submission deadline.

Comments submitted in a manner other than those listed above, including emails or letters sent to DHS or USCIS officials, will not be considered comments on the proposed rule. Please note that DHS and USCIS cannot accept any comments that are hand delivered or couriered. In addition, USCIS cannot accept mailed comments contained on any form of digital media storage devices, such as CDs/DVDs and USB drives.

Remember to view the Records not Revenues Coalition website  https://www.recordsnotrevenue.com/ for more information and the portal where you may send in comments and links for you to contact your US Senators and Representatives.  The website is not yet updated with the latest extension but it will be soon and the information about the outrageous fee increases are correct. The website at time of this post shows he first deadline extension but as the Federal Register of January 24 shows the deadline is extended again to February 10. Even if you submitted a statement the first time do so again. USIS is required to reply to EACH comment they receive

 

To see previous postings about the USCIS and the proposed fee increases,  go to the archives of the IAJGS Records Access Alert at:  http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/. You must be registered to access the archives.  To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical  organization with whom you are affiliated   You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Trying to get a picture of a gravestone in Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery, Chicago area

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I can help too. Same issues though. Mostly snow covered. Always glad to lend a hand. May have to wait a while, up to 6" of snow expected by tomorrow!

Steve Rosenzweig
Buffalo Grove, IL

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Re: Professional genealogist? (Russia to London migration in early 19th century)

Irina Fridman
 

Can you please give the specific info as much as you know, especially about the date/s the family moved? The events in Russia might give a clue as to the reasons for the move, such as the military campaigns for example.

The national archives have naturalisation records, which provide the name of the place of origin. However, it’s hard to advise with no specifics.

What is CMJ?

Irina