JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SCHECHTERS of Vienna - try the BohMor SIG #general
Celia Male <celiamale@...>
Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel writes about his SCHECHTER family >from Skalat
His great-grandfather, Yacov Gedalia SCHECHTER, .... came to Jerusalem in
the second half of the 19th cent. Yoni keeps a registry of all his descendants.
He had brothers and uncles who emigrated to Vienna and the USA. "We know some
first names but nothing more about their wanderings.
Does this sparse information sound familiar to anyone?"
Well Yoni; the Jewish-gen SIG which deals with Vienna and Austria is called
Bohemia-Moravia [BohMor] and you would have a far better chance of finding your
family links in Vienna if you joined this group.
BohMor, as the name implies, also deals with the one-time Habsburg Crown
Lands of Bohemia and Moravia, where many of the Austrian Jews originated.
There are also many links with Galicia in the various BohMor databases. Under
the Habsburgs, Vienna, with a population of about 200,000 Jews, was the centre
of a huge Empire, making it one of the most important Jewish cities in the whole
world. The Vienna Jewish cemetery database is one of the most important [if
not the largest] Jewish cemetery databases on the internet.
The BohMor website and SIG has, in fact, a much broader coverage than its
I do not promise, but it is worth a try.
Celia Male [UK]