Re: austriaczech digest: October 23, 2006 #austria-czech

Eva Browne <ebrowne@...>

Re IKG.-
see Jeffrey Leeds query of 22nd October.

This stands for "Israelitische Kultus Gemeinde", It is Registry for Jewish
Births, Deaths and Marriages( and for other activities of the Jewish
community) in main centres in Austria and also in parts of the old
Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Eva Browne
Wahroonga, NSW,Australia

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AUSTRIACZECH Digest for Monday, October 23, 2006.

1. Re: LDS films of Jewish records
2. IKG?
3. Austrian citizenship law
4. SIG volunteer needed for 2007 IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City


Subject: Re: LDS films of Jewish records
From: Bob Lenk <boblenk@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 19:53:56 -0600
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When you go past the first 111 entries, there is a comment (between two
entries in the table, "Andere Verfilmung, 2004". Following these are
the films of the original IKG registers - beginning with film number
2203448, and ending with number 1575352 (these are catalogued not in
numerical order).

Bob Lenk
Greeley, Colorado, US


Subject: IKG?
From: "jcl me" <jamgai@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 22:55:32 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

"about 87 films, published in 2004*. These are the original birth/marriage/
death registers >from the IKG"

will someone please explain what the "IKG" is?

thank you

Jeffrey Leeds
sherman oaks, ca


Subject: Austrian citizenship law
From: "Henry Wellisch" <henry.kelwel@...>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:35:19 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

In Austria there used to be, and I think there still is, the so-
called Heimatsgesetz, where every citizen has a hometown to which he
belongs, so to speak. I also think it was difficult to change the
hometown and it seems that Viennes Jews, originating in the provinces
or Hungary, had difficulty getting a Vienna "home registration".
According to "Dr. Bloch's Oesterreichisches Wochenblatt", a Viennese
Jewish weekly dated Jan. 1, 1901 this law changed on this day.
from then on an Austrian citizen who was living voluntarily and
continuosly in a certain locality could apply for acceptance into the
local "Home Community" (Heimatsverband) and the application could not
be refused by this community.
If there was an unfavourable or no decision within 6 months, the case
would be forwarded to the higher political authority, which would then
make the decision.
In several follow up articles the paper advises its readers to bring
their citizenship affairs in order and make the necessary
applications, especially Hungarian citizens, who may loose their
citizenship if they are residing more than 10 years outside Hungary.
Henry Wellisch


Subject: SIG volunteer needed for 2007 IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City
From: "E. Randol Schoenberg" <@randols>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:37:48 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

I know it's early, but please let me know if you plan to attend the 27th
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake City July
16-19, 2007. We have a deadline of NOVEMBER 1, 2006 to apply for times to
be blocked out for our SIG. I need someone who is planning to attend to
volunteer to help coordinate our SIG events at the conference. I have
already discussed with SIG member (and IAJGS President) Anne Lee an
invitation to an Austrian speaker for the conference. Please contact me
right away if you think you might attend and want to take on a small number
of administrative tasks to help set things up for our SIG.


Randol Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA
Austria-Czech SIG Coordinator



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