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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2020, 05:15:34 PM »
Whatever i found so far was by searching on JewishGen without specifying town. Once i got the results according to name, i narrowed it down manually by reading through the records and seeing if the towns matched to the info i know about the family.
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2020, 04:27:27 PM »
Carpathian Region
It is now Ukraine, but was part of Austo-Hungary/Czechoslovakia, etc thoughout the years...
It is possible that either a) there were no records yet at that time (although i find this unlikely. Rather i think it's not transcribed yet/I haven't found them yet.) or b) the family moved there from somewhere else during that time.
Any leads would be helpful.
Another resource to try:
https://sub-carpathia-genealogy.org/

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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2020, 08:47:51 PM »
Another resource to try:
https://sub-carpathia-genealogy.org/
I actually gave this a cursory look when I first heard about and didn't find much. I just looked again this afternoon and wow. Even without buying any records I found a ton of new information!
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2020, 01:08:07 AM »
Anyone know when the 1950 census data will be released? I was supposed to be released in April but seems to have been delayed...

According to the 72-Year Rule," the National Archives releases census records to the general public 72 years after Census Day. "As a result, the 1950 census records will be released in April 2022." (https://www.census.gov/history/www/faqs/genealogy_faqs/when_will_census_records_be_available.html#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20%2272%2DYear,be%20released%20in%20April%202022.)
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2020, 07:43:17 AM »
Anyone know when the 1950 census data will be released? I was supposed to be released in April but seems to have been delayed...
Do you remember where you saw that it would be released this year?  Everything I see says 2022, but there were calls for volunteers to start earlier on putting together an index of every US address, so that when the 1950 census does come out, it will be searchable by address.
https://stevemorse.org/census/1950census.htm

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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2020, 01:27:54 PM »
Do you remember where you saw that it would be released this year?  Everything I see says 2022, but there were calls for volunteers to start earlier on putting together an index of every US address, so that when the 1950 census does come out, it will be searchable by address.
https://stevemorse.org/census/1950census.htm
You are 100% right! Somehow I read it to be this year. I guess that what happens after a certain hour...
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2020, 12:35:35 PM »
You may be able to get FREE access to ancestry.com until the end of September (at least).  Even for those not interested in genealogy, it can provide a few hours of entertainment during the long summer days, looking for where your ancestors were decades ago. 

Many libraries subscribe to the Library Edition of Ancestry, which you can use for free if you're sitting in the library, and now they've made it accessible remotely to anyone with a library card.  You need to first check if your local library has it, and then you'll need to enter the serial number of your library card to use it.

The Library Edition has passenger lists of immigrants, census records until 1940, phone and address directories, military records, school yearbooks,  and more.  The Library Edition does NOT include the ability to post your personal family tree. 

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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2020, 01:29:06 PM »
anyone here have luck finding a genealogist?
im looking for someone as well

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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2020, 06:53:42 AM »
anyone here have luck finding a genealogist?
im looking for someone as well
There were some names of genealogists posted earlier in this thread, so you may want to check there. 

You can find advice about hiring a genealogist in general https://www.apgen.org/cpages/how-to-hire-a-professional-genealogist and specifically one specializing in Jewish genealogy https://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/ProfGen.html

Some genealogists specializing in particular topics are listed on these sites:
https://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Researchers.htm
https://www.cyndislist.com/jewish/professionals/?page=1

When contacting any of these people, keep in mind that you're more likely to be taken seriously if you write in standard English, with appropriate capitalization and punctuation.

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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2020, 02:33:29 PM »
Slightly unusual idea, but if you know someone in a post office, you might want to see if they can help. The USPS has software that could read pretty much any handwriting.
It won't be able to read it.
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2020, 07:33:22 PM »
Does anyone here know how to find an enumeration district in the 1940 Census? I have a street address but just can't seem to find the right ED...?
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #72 on: December 28, 2020, 02:28:14 PM »
Has anyone here done any of the DNA tests? Are they really helpful for genealogical purposes? Are one of the brands better for researching Jewish ancestors? Thanks.
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2021, 10:05:09 AM »
Anyone have experience using http://myjewishlineage.com/? He is based out of Beachwood, Ohio.
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #74 on: November 08, 2021, 10:26:49 AM »
Anyone have experience using http://myjewishlineage.com/? He is based out of Beachwood, Ohio.
Have you exhausted free resources? There are many, including gracious volunteers on Geni, Ancestry, jewishgen, etc.
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2021, 10:45:31 AM »
Iíve done a fair bit of research using some of those sites. Can you expand on what you mean by volunteers?
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2021, 11:22:17 AM »
Ask for more information on specific profiles from site managers, help with translating civil records. I have had people help me locate microfilms which can be tricky.
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2021, 11:33:00 AM »
For many of the people, Im the prime or only manager on Geni. How do you find assistance on locating records through JewishGen?
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« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2021, 11:37:26 AM »
For many of the people, Im the prime or only manager on Geni. How do you find assistance on locating records through JewishGen?
Jewishgen is helpful if you already have the records and are looking to have them translated. Which geographic areas are you researching?
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Re: Genealogist?
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2021, 02:53:48 PM »
Jewishgen is helpful if you already have the records and are looking to have them translated. Which geographic areas are you researching?
Myjava (Miava), Slovakia. Vienna, Austria. Modling, Austria.
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