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Helen Tannenbaum
32:19
It helps to have a family name that is unusual.
Jeri Friedman
52:16
Always look at the original census record. You may discover other relatives living in the same building. I've found that a number of times. Many cousins, etc. lived together.
Debbie Palmer
01:02:21
Why would they ask where the parents were born?
Debbie Palmer
01:03:26
Did the US have Yiddish speaking Census takers?
gayle miller
01:08:53
and they could & often changed their names
Susan Davis
01:09:57
Yes, but the myth is that immigration changed the names. People changed their own names.
Helen Tannenbaum
01:10:29
You're right Susan
Jeri Friedman
01:11:37
Names were also often misspelled in the census and on other records, not to mention th mistskes made by the transcribers.
Jeri Friedman
01:12:13
uh … the mistakes
Debbie Palmer
01:12:23
It’s interesting that in Roumania, they didn’t use their Hebrew or Yiddish names like Esther bat …..
Lisa Kiczales
01:13:47
Oy so Kiczales is not a mistake!! Have to tell the in-laws!
Jeri Friedman
01:15:38
Names sometimes got changed at the ticket offices by the person writing the manifest who couldn't understand the accent. Also, draft dodgers (Russian draft) bought tickets under other names.
Carol Olmstead
01:16:25
Yes, Jeri. My grandfather and his brother came over at different times, and their last names were the same but spelled differently.
Jeri Friedman
01:17:26
I saw "Kiczales" in the Polish records.
Cathy Gollub
01:20:21
Brooklyn
Jeri Friedman
01:22:13
Always download the record to your computer.
Jeri Friedman
01:24:38
My 3rd cousin had my name wrong, wrong birth date, and had my father as having died on the day he married!
Susan Davis
01:25:25
Are you going to talk about the Center for Jewish History?
Susan Davis
01:26:32
A lot of those naturalization records are at the state level
Jeri Friedman
01:28:11
That info wasn't always accurate on the naturalization papers.
Jeri Friedman
01:30:20
Some people didn't know when they were born.
Rabbi Sarah Berman (she/her)
01:31:48
My great-grandfather's naturalization record (also in Ohio) is only the bottom part of what your record shows--any idea where to find the whole document?
Jeri Friedman
01:32:32
Check with the state.
Helen Tannenbaum
01:33:04
It may be in the county or whatever jurisdiction he naturalized in.
Jeri Friedman
01:35:43
Also do the same with WW II and sometimes WW I draft registration cards. Good info on thr backs.
Susan Davis
01:42:31
what if they were sick?
Susan Davis
01:43:36
they give - or did before pandemic - wonderful tours of the hospital at Ellis Island
Helen Tannenbaum
01:44:50
I think there are some private tours of the hospital going on now.
Judy Cohen
01:46:15
Sorry to leave you - class at 5:30. Thanks so much - looking forward to next week.
Lauren Dickel
01:47:44
Thanks for joining us Judy! See you next week.
Harris Ginsberg
01:48:39
Thanks, Scott. Very helpful
Helen Tannenbaum
01:49:03
Thanks--a nice introduction to searching. Will you discuss JewishGen next week?
Rabbi Sarah Berman (she/her)
01:49:15
Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff - 718-737-8883 - scott.kalmikoff@gmail.com - www.genealogywithrabbiscott.com
Susan Davis
01:50:13
Center for Jewish History?
Lauren Dickel
01:51:16
I will certainly send that!
Susan Davis
01:51:18
Leo Baeck is part of CJH - although once was independent. Same for YIVO
Susan Davis
01:51:30
American Jewish Historical Society
Nancy Thaler
01:51:45
not opened now
Mitchell Shames
01:54:05
Thanks.
Nancy Thaler
01:54:09
Thank you so much….this was great!
Lisa Greenwald
01:54:22
Thank you so much!
Carol Olmstead
01:54:28
Thanks, that was great!