Re: Help in locating towns/cities/villages in Hungarian region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in Eastern Poland/Western Russia or Ukraine


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Hello Howard,

I have published articles that will lead you to the two best sources for doing this research.  Please see 

1.  “Kendler’s Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon Can Now Be Searched Online Free of Charge,” Gen Dobry!, Volume XII, No. 4, April 2011, pp. 2 - 3. http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/Gendobry/GD_XII_4.pdf?ver=2015-06-20-224108-510. Reprinted in ZichronNote: The Journal of the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, San Francisco, California, Volume XXXI, No. 3, August 2011, pp. 4 and 12; http://zichronnote.sfbajgs.org/ZichronNote-2011-8.pdf/. Noted in a lengthy interchange of Emails on the issue of finding records on a Jew born in the eighteenth century in a small village in Burgenland, in Steichen, Thomas, ed., The Burgenland Bunch News: Dedicated to Austrian-Hungarian Burgenland Family History, BB News No. 217 of 31 January 2012, published only online. http://www.the-burgenland-bunch.org/Newsletter/Newsletter217.htm/. Elucidated and amended in "Letters to the Editor," Gen Dobry!, Volume XVI, No. 4, 30 April 2015, p. 3, http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/Gendobry/GD_XVI_4.pdf?ver=2015-06-20-224108-510 and in "Letters to the Editor," Gen Dobry!,Vol. XVII, No. 2, 29 February 2016, p. 3, http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/
Gendobry/GD_XVII_2.pdf?ver=2016-02-29-133407-823/. Noted in Facebook at https://business.facebook.com/JewishGen.
org/
posts/
1029059357116219/. A similar but expanded version: "Austro-Hungarian Empire Lexicon New Online," Vol. XXXII, No. 4, Winter 2016, p. 83. Under the heading, “Austro-Hungarian 1905 Gazetteer,” Phyllis Kramer posted a notice on JewishGen on 4 July 2017 about accessing Kendler’s Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon. See the general Jewish Gen Discussion Group, http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archview~210790~Edward+Luft~367;6; and the Galician SIG, http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~sigsview~201215~austro~332;6

See also Rabinowitz, Eli, "Some Useful Resources," containing databases on European Rates of Fare and Kendler's Orts- und Verkehrslexikon von Oesterreich-Ungarn by Edward David Luft, http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/poznan/useful_
resources.html See also Eli Rabinowitz’s announcement of the posting of “Useful Resources by Edward David Luft - A New Website,” with respect to
European Rates of Fare, Kendler’s Orts- und Verkehrslexikon von Oesterreich-Ungarn ..., The Jews of Posen Province, etc. on his blog, http://elirab.me/useful-resources-by-edward-luft-a-new-website

"Online Research in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Nearby," Vol. XXXII, No. 3, Fall 2016, pp. 29-35. Cited in Généalo-J, Paris, France: Cercle de Généalogie Juive, Issue 129, Spring 2017, p. 48. DS135.F8A38.

“Supplementary Information to “Online Research in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Nearby,” Gen Dobry!, Vol. XVII, No. 12, 31 December 2016, pp. 5-6; http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/Gendobry/GD_XVII_12.pdf?ver=2016-12-31-144502-203

2.  “Using Max Vasmer’s Russisches geographisches Namenbuch to Find Locations in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union,” Gen Dobry!, Volume XVI, No. 1, 31 January 2015, pp. 2-6. http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/Gendobry/
GD_XVI_1.pdf The article was reprinted with emendations in
Rodziny: Journal of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, Chicago, Illinois, Spring 2015, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 9-13. [CS49.P64]. Reprinted by the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=891507844269900&
id=
175145372572821 Reprinted in Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=
801043563317506&id=171275172961018/. Supplemented in "Letters to the Editor,"
Gen Dobry!, Vol. XVI, No. 4, April 2015, pp. 3-4. Further commented upon at http://news2.nemoweb.net/?Jid=BLU179-94CBCA4D213201DF
0185EFC40D0@...


3.
“Updates on sources by Kendler and Vasmer,” Gen Dobry!, Volume XVI, No. 4, 30 April 2015, pp. 3-4. http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/Gendobry/GD_XVII_2.pdf?ver=2016-02-29-133407-823 See comment by Luft in "Letters to the Editor," Gen Dobry!, Volume XVI, No. 4, 30 April 2015, pp. 3-4, http://www.polishroots.org/Portals/0/
Gendobry/GD_XVI_4.pdf?ver=2015-06-20-224108-510 and at http://news2.nemoweb.net/?Jid=BLU179-W94CBCA
4D213201DF0185EFC40D0@... See the Facebook note at https://business.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/
1029059357116219 Also see “Kendler’s
Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon Can Now Be Searched Online Free of Charge,” above.

It would have been useful to have listed the city in which you are located.  As the JewishGen instructions indicate at https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/DiscussionGroup.htm/, under "Signature"), it is a good idea to list your  location.  The location information helps in pointing you toward physical repositories holding relevant information.
 
I do not do research for others, and my time is limited.  I cannot spend more time on this issue.  However, the list of publications below my name includes books, articles, online postings, online lectures, television shows, book reviews, etc. You might wish to consult the list to see if any of my publications might be of further help to you.  You must have an open Google account (free) to access the URL.
 
I wish you success in your continuing research.

Sincerely,
Edward David Luft
Juris Doctor
https://sites.google.com/site/edwarddavidluftbibliography/home/edward-david-luft-bibliography
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