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NYC Municipal Death Records Archive #usa

Adam Cherson
 

Dear Researchers,

I have spent many an hour delving into these records through 1948 and found many gems, and now I have a question about 1949. What is the status of the 1949 records, which I believe are now public records due to the passage of time. Are they available on microfilm at the NYC Municipal Archive? Thanks for the guidance.

Adam Cherson
NY, NY

Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

cedar1950@...
 

I have exactly the problem you mention- I can confirm my uncle (my mother's brother-in-law) but if I do, MH wants to add all of his relatives & his inlaws. That is absurd & not at all useful. I want to find more info on my blood relatives going back generations. I have yet to find any that my parents didn't know about 50 years ago.

Re: help with ged/dna #dna

Linda Kelley
 

Hello, Magda,
I would like to help you with your Jewish DNA and GEDmatch, and will reply to you privately.
Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA

Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general

Teewinot
 

Hi Davide,

I would suggest using "GenoPro", very easy to use and easily
downloadable from the internet. As far as I see from having using it for
many years, I can reply to your questions as follows:
I've never heard of this program, but I'm not surprised, because there
are so many out there.

It does; virtually no limit to number of family members (the only limit
might be your own ability to orientate yourself among a huge number of
members)
That sounds great. That's why I need the software! I'm drowning in
relatives and some even have the same given and surnames!

It does; you also can enter many more personal details (from my
experience, many more than you actually can know about each person)
That's even better. It would help me to be able to include occupations,
too.

It does. If its size is large enough to exceed an A4/A3 paper sheet, you
can save the tree as an image file and later print the whole tree/image
on a plotter
That's probably what I'd have to do once I got everyone on there. It
will be big!

It is. The visual aspect of your family tree is a true... tree. As you
progressively build it you can re-arrange its aspect by modifying/moving
people among it and maintaining the relative relationships
Oh good! That is the easiest format for me to follow. Nice to know you
can shift things around without having to start over.
It is. I use it on a Win10 PC.
Perfect! I will definitely take a good look at this program. Thanks so
much for sharing your experience and information.

Take Care,
Jeri

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Leah Bluma Leavitt Krasnowsky. #russia

Trudy Barch
 

Hi genners,

 

Today I am looking for information on Leah Bluma (Lillian) Leavitt PRIOR to her marriage to Abraham Krasnowsky.

She was born around 1835 in Russia, married Abraham 1870 in Russia, came to America 1906, died and buried in Chicago, Illinois 1941

 

Many public trees have her as spouse and mother but who was she BEFORE 1870?   Who were her parents?   What was her life story?

she was about 35 when she married Abraham.   

 

Thank you,   Trudy Barch

 

Re: Research individuals in France #france

Judi Wagner
 

I have just found some relatives that were born in Paris probably in 1929 and 1930.  May I find these records, or are they within the 100 year rule for births?  They left and went to Budapest sometime before 1940, where at that time, they came to the US to NYC.  Their passports were issued in Budapest.  The names are Eliane and Vilet ( Maybe Violet) HIRSCHFELD.  Their father was Miksa/Michael HIRSCHFELD, I do not know the mother, but she may have been a ROTH.  Their stepmother was Pepi.  Thanks for any suggestions

Judi KESSEL WAGNER

Florida and NYC

 

KISILEVSKIJ>KISSILEWSKY Nova Pryluka , BROIDE>BRODY Berdychiv

HIRSCHFELD, ZEIGER Hodod, Romania, VAYNSHTEIN>WEINSTEIN Khotyn

KLEIN Satoraljaujhely, Kis-Cigand,  GROSZMAN Satoraljaujhely, Ladmovce

RECHTER Bolekhov, Dolyna Ukraine, HALPERN Bolekhov, Cisow , WAGNER Warszawa, MILETSKY Shereshevo, Belarus

 

 

Re: help with ged/dna #dna

Bob Silverstein
 

Magda, here is how I would approach it.  Use the one-to-many BETA tool.  Search and then click twice on the sort arrows for the Autosomal Longest column.  This will sort the data so the longest matches are first.  Some of the matches have trees attached for you to search.  I would also email all longest matches greater than 20 cM.  Unfortunately, few people respond, especially with kits as old as these.  The blue hyperlink in the longest column will give you some more detail on the match.

One thing I do not understand is how good the match is when the total match is not that much larger than the longest match.  Perhaps someone call comment on that.

Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Linda Epstein
 

I find MyHeritage great for searching for family in the U.K. I have also made contact with distant cousins via the site who were not on Ancestry. There are times information shows up differently than Ancestry and it is enough to break through a brick wall. As far as I am concerned, it is definitely worth a subscription.

Linda Epstein
OPESKIN (Vidzy), SEMLER (Rzeszow), SINGER, TARNORUDSKY,  FLAM, CZABAN (Husiatyn), CHODOSCH (Miadel), STERN, ASCH (Kovno), FILMUS (Ukraine)

Re: Surname query Romania/Hungary #romania #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

A very unscientific search of the surname HANS on Family Search showed that the name is particularly common in Germany and Scandanavia. However, it's not that unusual in Hungary. Not surprising since a large number of Hungarian Jews immigrated to Hungary from Austria, Bohemia, and Moravia in the mid- to late 18th century. Coincidentally, I also have HANS/HANZ from Sziget and Karacsonfalva, Maramaros in my tree.
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia

Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general

Teewinot
 

Hi Dani,

You forgot to inform us if you are computer comfortable.
Do you know how to create backup and can you create
the data on your own computer?
You know, I didn't even think about that! I've been using computers
since the days of bulletin boards (before the Internet) and MS DOS
(before Windows), so it just never crosses my mind. Yeah, I'm fine with
it all.

If so, I suggest Brother's Keeper for almost everything
you ask for.
That sounds good.

It has it's own database.
There are over 100 types of data you can enter, with sources and notes.
You can add photos and documents as linked files, I think the
author told there is no known limit, I asked when I got to 20 documents
and wanted to know if I should add only photos or if I can link in
census, ellis island, draft cards, etc. You can add in any file type,
but I have not looked how to open each within BK, I open PDF with
Adobe.
Wow. That certainly would be helpful. I use Adobe for PDF files, too.

There is a dedicated field for name variations, Hebrew,
nicknames, and many more. I add names in Hebrew without problems.
That's great. There were a lot of name changes and nicknames in my family.

GED files can be exported and imported. I think you can split the database
by descendants, but I have not tried.

My "tree" has on my mother's side both her families, on
my father's side, both his parents, both my grandmother's parents
and a family that is close to me but not related, 2 brothers married
2 sisters. A total of 6 families and some small families that I added later.

You can print reports with or without duplicates (cousins that married).
All that sounds good.

I do not like the way the family tree prints page by page.
Until about 2000, you could use dot matrix printer and
print length wise on continuous paper. I now use a program
called "Agelong Tree" to produce family trees. I am hardware
limited to about 20 meters, (60+ feet) due to limitations of
hardware/software. I print the file at architect offices on plotters.
For some things, I really miss the old dot matrix printers and
continuous feed paper. That's a great idea for printing!

Anyone who wants to see a sample of the tree output I can send
a file with only dates and initials of 868K .
I'd love to see it!

Thanks so much,
Jeri

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Re: Deportation from U.S. ports back to Eastern Europe #general

Judi Wagner
 

Sherri,
Yes this is absolutely my family!  My mother was Pearl.  I also checked the census and saw it was the exact same address.  I have called and left messages for my elderly holocaust survivor relative to pass on these names.  And of course, sent out emails to my cousins, etc.  I really am so happy to put a name to the photos, and now I will have to see if I can find them and their descendants.  I took a quick look for marriages in NY but didn't see anything yet.  It is possible they were sent to Israel by relatives of their mother.  I am also going to research their birth records in Paris, that was another new fact.  And, see if I can get copies of their passports that were issued in Budapest.  Lots of additional work to do :-)
Judi

Donald Wolf son of Nathan Wolf #usa

Morty Wellen
 

Looking for anything I can find about Donald Wolf…….birth, marriage, wife’s name, children, grandchildren, death of his mother ?????

 

Morty Wellen (I.D. 701431)

Montreal, Canada

Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general

Vivian Kahn
 

The only benefit I've derived from a My Heritage subscription is the ability to connection with a few Israeli and European researchers who helped me to locate missing relatives in Europe. My Heritage is more popular with researchers from Israel (no surprise there) and some European researchers. The downside is being overwhelmed with matches from those who have clearly copied information from my tree and sloppy research.
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia

Travel information sought for Rose FRIEDSON #usa

Bob Silverstein
 

I am looking for travel information for Rose Friedson and could not find anything on Ancestry.  She was born in Gardner, Massachusetts, in 1913.  Rose was living in New York City around 1933 when she traveled to Havana.  FamilySearch goes up to only 1925.  Where else could I look for information on this trip.

Thanks,
Bob Silverstein
bobsilverstein@...

Re: help with ged/dna #dna

 

Me having 17% of the DNA have to be have to be my grandfathers father , and i don't know who it was , hoping some match dna will answer that , but so far have nothing .

Re: Verifying Portuguese Translation of Brazilian Immigration Paperwork #latinamerica #translation

Judite Orensztajn
 

Yaron, shalom,
As Portuguese is my mother tongue, I thought I could help to verify, but the link didn't open.
All the best,
Judite Orensztajn, Givatayim, Israel

Re: Genealogy Software For Family Trees #general

 

Family Tree Maker does all of this. (Plus syncs with Ancestry but you said you didn't care.) I have a number of trees, two main ones and about a half dozen research trees.

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Researching Goldner, Singer, Neuman, Braun, Schwartz, Reichfeld (Hungary/Slovakia); Adler, Roth, Ader (Galicia); Soltz/Shultz (Vitebsk, maybe Lithuania)

Re: Surname query Romania/Hungary #romania #hungary

C Chaykin
 

Judith,
My family is from Iasi, Romania, In the 19th century, they used patronymics as surnames, e.g. Isaac son of Abraham, Jacob son of Isaac. Perhaps occasionally, the "son of" part was dropped.
Good luck!
C Chaykin, New York 

Town of ROSOW or REZOWO in Grodno gubernia #belarus

mkaplan27
 

I have been unable to locate any information about this shtetl. Some have suggested Kosow (with spelling variations) On the excerpts from two ship's manifest pages I have attached it sure look like the name begins with an R. I believe that it is in Grodno because other member of the family are from Divin and Brest.

Mande Kaplan
MKaplan@... 

Re: Other names for Yitzchak? #names

Bruce Drake
 

In one record from Kovel that a researcher found for me my great grandfather Itzhak David appeared as Izhuk