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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:

Sallyann Sack Papers

Identifier: P-917
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Sallyann Amdur Sack, “The Godmother” of Jewish Genealogy. In 1980, Sack founded the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW); in 1984, she organized the First International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel; and in 1985, she co-founded AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, known as “The Voice” of Jewish Genealogy research. These papers chronicle Dr. Sack’s groundbreaking work, which ranges from the early 1980s through 2007. The collection contains correspondence, conference and seminar materials, planning and research papers, as well as photographs and audio/visual material.
Dates: undated, 1962-1972, 1978-2007

Salomon Benedikt Goldschmidt Family Collection

Identifier: AR 100
Abstract The Salomon Benedikt Goldschmidt Family Collection encompasses family papers and genealogical information on the family, documenting several generations of the Goldschmidt family as well as the related Porges von Portheim family. Included are short memoirs and diaries along with official and legal documents and two genealogical works with numerous family trees. Other items include account books, newspaper clippings, and a few letters and photographs.
Dates: 1829-1970; Majority of material found within 1830-1880

Salomon P. Ratner Autobiography

Identifier: P-836
Abstract Dr. Salomon P. Ratner , the youngest of ten children, was born to M'Shulum Frivel and Bashe Leah in Pinsk, Russia. His parents served on the estate of another Jew, Zalman Pulman. Salomon attended Yeshiva in Slutzk, later leaving the Yeshiva to obtain a secular education. He immigrated to New York with his parents in 1902 where they were aided by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and reunited with several of his syblings. While working as a clerk in a pharmacy, Salomon attended the New York College of Dentistry. He married Leah Altshule in September 1910 and opened a practice on Broome and Eldridge Street.
Dates: undated

Sandler family genealogical chart and Russian passport

 Collection — Consolidated Box P21, Folder: P-749
Identifier: P-749
Abstract Contains a genealogical chart listing the descendants of Jacob Sandler (from Balbirishik), Rabbi David Rabinowitz (b. 1839 in Russia/Poland), and Joseph Ancher.
Dates: undated, 1910, 1982

Sanford A. Moss genealogies

 Collection — Consolidated Box P5, Folder: P-192
Identifier: P-192
Abstract Collection consists of genealogies of several families: the Phillips family, descended from Phineas (Pinchas) Phillips of Bohemia; the Moss-Harris family of Samuel Lyons Moss and his wife Isabelle (Harris) Moss; the Nathan family, descended from Nathan Nathan of Amsterdam; the Samuel family (an expansion based on an original 1912 volume by J. Bunford Samuel called Records of the Samuel family); the Lopez-Moses family, descended from David Lopez and Priscilla Moses; and the De Leon-Hendricks family, descended from Jacob De Leon and Hannah Hendricks.
Dates: 1932-1942

Sartorius Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25504
Abstract The Sartorius Family Collection holds documentation on the history of the Sartorius family, along with its related families. Most of the collection consists of family trees and correspondence concerning family genealogy, although memoirs and biographical articles are also present, as are a number of family photographs. The collection especially provides information on the family's origins in Germany and lives in the American South, including family members' service in the Confederate forces during the Civil War, in addition to some information on parts of the family who resided in France.
Dates: 1839-2009

Schermbeck Community Collection

Identifier: AR 5108
Abstract This collection consists primarily of photocopies, largely of materials pertaining to memorial and reconciliation events for the Jewish community of Schermbeck in the 1980s.
Dates: circa 1900-1988

Schreck family papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P21, Folder: P-752
Identifier: P-752
Abstract Composed of birth, death, and marriage, records; a bar mitzvah certificate; a daughter naming certificate; a United States citizenship application (date is unclear); and a genealogical chart (1986) minus individual vital dates listing the genealogy of Ilana and Daniel Schreck.
Dates: undated, 1892-1985

Schucart family papers

Identifier: P-788
Abstract Contains family newsletters, directories, name indexes, family trees and histories of the Schucart family, beginning with Beryl Kodner (1780-1890) of Russia.
Dates: undated, 1938-1998

Selkind family Yiddish postcards

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-814
Identifier: P-814
Abstract Folder contains postcards from Russia addressed to sisters Rose Selkind/Salkin Ogineky and Sarah Selkind/Salkin.
Dates: 1909-1913

Shlaes family papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P21, Folder: P-753
Identifier: P-753
Abstract Contains information regarding the descendents of Isaac Benjamin Schlaes(b.Puselot, Lithuania, 1931; d. Chicago, IL, 1921).
Dates: 1991, 1993

Siegfried Guggenheim Collection

Identifier: AR 180 / MF 612
Abstract This collection contains records of the Guggenheim family, including family tree, family history, vital records, obituaries, papers of family members who emigrated to Chile, and other papers of family members.
Dates: 1791-1969

Solomon Cohen Estate Inventory

 Collection — Consolidated Box P24, Folder: P-827
Identifier: P-827
Abstract Estate is signed by Cohen's widow, Ernestine Cohen. The Cohens lived and owned a store on 170 Chatham Street, New York, N.Y.
Dates: 1866

Starr-Binnard-Markman families papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P22, Folder: P-756
Identifier: P-756
Abstract Contains information regarding the descendants of Benjamin (Ben Zvi) Starr (born 1879), Morris Binnard (born 1809, Plotsk, Poland), and John Markham (born 1858, Vilna?); as well as name indices.
Dates: 1993

Starr-Stern-Slaughter genealogical charts

 Collection — Consolidated Box P22, Folder: P-757
Identifier: P-757
Abstract Lists the descendants of Isaac Jacob Stern (b. 1788) and Johanette Vogel (b. 1795), who changed their names to Starr when they came to America in 1830. Their surviving children were Wolf (b. 1818, married Hannah Kramer), Abraham (b. 1822, married Henrietta Dinkelspiel), Babette (1826-1914, married Barthardt Rosenthal), Caroline (b. 1828, married Joseph Slaughter), Freda (b. 1831, married Isaac Slaughter), Leopold (b. 1837, married Hananda Goldsmith), Sarah (b. 1840, married Bernhard Kuhn), and Yetta (b. 1841, married Meyer Myers).
Dates: undated, 1993

Steiner Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25863
Abstract The Steiner Family Collection tells the story of the physician Hans Steiner (né Levi), his wife Brigitte (née Marquard), their children Nicholas and Ursula, and related family members. Most prominent in this collection are the family members' memoirs. The collection also holds family documents, including educational and official documents, family correspondence, family photographs, and some family trees.
Dates: 1884-2018; Majority of material found within 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1998-2018

Steven Siegel Papers

Identifier: P-979
Abstract The Steven Siegel Collection documents the life and professional activities of Steven Siegel, archivist, genealogist, and an active member of the LGBT community. The collection consists of correspondence, seminar and conference materials, publications, lists, manuscripts, original genealogical research, minutes, official documents, photographs, project proposals, and questionnaires. Materials related to Steven Siegel’s personal life constitute a smaller portion of the collection and consist of personal correspondence, materials documenting his involvement with Cornell University and Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. Materials documenting Siegel’s professional activities include documents pertaining to the Jewish Historical Society of New York, the Jewish Genealogical Society, and the Council of Research Libraries in Jewish Studies.
Dates: 1938-2008

Subject files collection

Identifier: I-424
Abstract Collection encompasses an extensive variety of organizations, subjects, and formats and is most useful for genealogists and researchers interested in general information. Researchers looking for a particular publication will also find this collection helpful.
Dates: undated, various dates

Susan Fleischer Breitburg Research Notes

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-812
Identifier: P-812
Abstract Collection contains copies of articles, correspondence, photographs, and handwritten notes that formed the background material for Ms. Fleischer's article "My Grandfather's Butcher Shop," which appeared in Newsday on June 28, 1998. Ruben Fleischer opened the first kosher butcher shop on Long Island in 1925.
Dates: 1998

Toni and Gustav Stolper Collection

Identifier: AR 7212 / MF 481
Abstract The Toni Stolper and Gustav Stolper Collection attests to the Stolpers' rich political and intellectual work in Germany and the United States. The materials provide an intimate account of Toni Stolper's life and career. In many respects, they complement the papers of her husband Gustav Stolper, which are located at the Bundesarchiv in Koblenz, Germany.
Dates: 1866-1990

Valentin Family Collection

Identifier: AR 3818 / MF 570
Abstract Vital documents, letters of protection and municipal citizenship, autograph albums, wills and testaments, marriage contracts, memoirs, obituaries, and clippings concerning members of the Valentin family, the family business, the freight-movers Jacob & Valentin, and related families, including the Abraham, Behrend, Loewen, and Mannheimer families; noteworthy documents include memoirs of the banker Samuel Liepmann Loewen, 1824, and records of the Prussian minter and medalist Jacob Abraham, 1753, as well as photocopies of records of his son, the minter Abraham Abramson.
Dates: 1677-2002

Veit-Simon Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4015
Abstract This collection contains papers of several generations of the Veit and Simon families, including passports, letters of protection, contracts, wills, official and financial documents, and a few photographs. Some of the prominent individuals featured in this collection include Moses Mendelssohn, Dorothea Schlegel, and Meyer Amschel Rothschild.
Dates: 1763-1965

Vivian White Soboleski papers

Identifier: P-772
Abstract Collection consists of papers pertaining to Vivian White Soboleski and the White family, including: Vivian White Flaxer's divorce papers; copies of Vivian White Soboleski and her second husband Jospeh Soboleski's last will and testament; Vivian White Soboleski's Russian emigration papers; and Vivian White Soboleski's father's, Philip White (1865-1926), who immigrated from London in 1892, New Hampshire citizenship declaration.

Also included are Vivian's brother, Abraham White's (1888-1971) US citizenship papers; birth certificate; death records; his World War I promotion, recommendations, and discharge papers; and two copies of his "So We May Not Forget" journal regarding his time in the World War I Air Service 1st Squadron, 1st Provisional Regiment.

Materials relating to Vivian's sister, Leah White Horwitz, include: report cards; class promotion information; photographs from her time Radcliffe College; and an extensive file on her son, Henry M. Horwitz, who was killed in World War II. Regarding Henry M. Horwitz, the collection includes his high school and college commencement programs, V-mail letters, the telegram reporting "missing in action," a photograph of his French gravesite, and eulogies.

White family histories and a family tree, written by Vivian White Soboleski, consists of information on the above family members as well as her cousins.
Dates: undated, 1896, 1900-1986

Waller Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6456
Abstract The Waller Family Collection contains genealogical research on the Waller, Baer and other related families. It includes research correspondence, notes, photocopied historical records of family members, family trees, and photographs.
Dates: 1824-2002; Majority of material found within 1979-2002

Walter E. Katz Collection

Identifier: AR 3986 / MF 609
Abstract Military papers; photos; family trees; genealogical material.
Dates: 1886-1972

Walter Harold Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4156
Abstract This collection documents the history of the Harold (formerly Isaac) family. The collection focuses mainly on the brothers Walter and John Harold (born Walter Isaac and Hans Harald Isaac, respectively) and their family history going back to their earliest known ancestor, Herz Isaac of Hesse, Germany. Materials include vital documents, a family history narrative, photographs, passports, correspondence, notebooks, immigration papers, inheritance papers, and a few clippings.
Dates: 1843-1996

Wassermann Family Collection

Identifier: AR 269
Abstract The Wassermann Family Collection contains information on the entire Wassermann family. Prominent topics include the family history and life and death of individual family members. The collection consist of birth certificates, death certificates, and books of condolence, identification papers, academic documentations, emigration papers, photographs, family history documents, memoirs, and a family tree.
Dates: 1842-1942

Weil family genealogical chart

 Collection — Consolidated Box P22, Folder: P-761
Identifier: P-761
Abstract A genealogical chart listing the descendents of Jennetta Weil (b. 1804 in Germany); includes an article regarding prominent Pittsburgh attorney Adolphus Leo Weil (1858-1938).
Dates: undated

Werner and Vera Gamby Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25617
Abstract This family collection primarily focuses on the immigration of Werner and Vera Gamby from Hamburg to New York. In addition, it documents the immigration of Vera Gamby's parents and the attempted immigration and later deportation of Werner's mother, aunt, and other family members. The collection also contains documentation and research on family genealogy and photographs of family members. The collection includes correspondence, photographs and photo albums, official documents, family trees, and unpublished manuscripts by family members.
Dates: 1885-2013; Majority of material found within 1939-1945

William M. Benjamin Estate Inventory

 Collection — Consolidated Box P24, Folder: P-828
Identifier: P-828
Abstract Estate is signed by Benjamin's widow, Sarah J. Benjamin. The Benjamins lived on 143 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
Dates: 1862