Looking for dads side #usa


Len Weinstein
 

I just recently found out my Weinstein side is from Kiev- or so I hope. My grandfather, Sam( Schmuel ) Weinstein and his brother Max ( Mendel ) I’m not sure about other siblings but pretty sure there were at least two others. Their Patents as far as I know were Kuppel Weinstein and Leah Ludmer. I can’t seem to find anything about them other than Max came to America first in about the 1910,s and I think Sam came here in around 1924 but he came thru Providence, Max came thru Ellis Island. 


if anyone can help me please let me know, I’m at Cc a loss at where to start. 

 

Len Weinstein


 


rv Kaplan
 

Len Weinstein,

re:

I just recently found out my Weinstein side is from Kiev- or so I hope. My grandfather, Sam( Schmuel ) Weinstein and his brother Max ( Mendel ) I’m not sure about other siblings but pretty sure there were at least two others. Their Patents as far as I know were Kuppel Weinstein and Leah Ludmer. I can’t seem to find anything about them other than Max came to America first in about the 1910,s and I think Sam came here in around 1924 but he came thru Providence, Max came thru Ellis Island. 

Have you looked at censuses, births/marriages/deaths? Anyone naturalised? - JewishGen's Family Tree of the Jewish People, My Heritage, Ancestry, Geni?

One problem is that Weinstein can be spelt in different ways,  mis-spelt, changed to Winestone, or even Stone.  It's a challenge!

Good luck,

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland



The Becker's Email
 

Start  w/ census records for your grandfather Sam and work back in time.  That is, find him on the 1940 census and then the 1930 census.  Read the info in all the columns.  Look for an obituary to see if it mentions any surviving siblings.  Similarly, if you know where his brother Max  lived, do the same for Max. (You should be able to go back to the 1920 census at least.  for Max. Use familysearch.org as it is free and/or Ancestry.com which requires a subscription but is available free at many public libraries.  Preferably, don't just rely on one genealogy website as they often use different transcribers and have different search engines.  While there is overlap in databases, some are different.

You say Sam arrived the US through Providence around 1924.  A Srul Weinstein b.c. 1908 arrived Providence on the ship Sinaia out of Constanta,Romania on 1 Oct. 1925. He was born in Jashcov.  The jewishgen townfinder search yields one possiblity:  Zhaskov, Kiev district, Ukraine province, Sov. Union between the wars, c. 1930.  Today it is Zhaskiv, Ukraine.   He was going to his brother Mendel Weinstein at 1327 N. 17th St., Philadelphia.  Could this be your grandfather?  source:   Ancestry for the manifest

As Havey Kaplan suggested, you can also look for naturalization records,  marriage/death records and other records such as WWII draft registration for Sam and WWI and possibly WWII draft registrations for Max.  There are lots of databases to check, but start with the basic ones like census records first.

Johanna Becker
Newport, RI


Renee Steinig
 

Len Weinstein inquired about the family of Sam (Schmuel) Weinstein, who arrived in Providence c.1924, and Sam's brother Max (Mendel), who immigrated earlier. In response, Johanna Becker <ronjohanna@...> wrote in part:

... You say Sam arrived the US through Providence around 1924.  A Srul Weinstein b.c. 1908 arrived Providence on the ship Sinaia out of Constanta, Romania on 1 Oct. 1925. He was born in Jashcov.  The jewishgen townfinder search yields one possiblity:  Zhaskov, Kiev district, Ukraine province, Sov. Union between the wars, c. 1930.  Today it is Zhaskiv, Ukraine.   He was going to his brother Mendel Weinstein at 1327 N. 17th St., Philadelphia.  Could this be your grandfather?  source:   Ancestry for the manifest...

This find is very promising. As I wrote to Len yesterday:

Sam's WWII draft card says that he was born in "Shoshkov" -- which could be Zhashkov, which was located in Kiev Gubernia (province). https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=-1060624

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY