Petsetmetszo #hungary


Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for assistance with =
translation of an occupation listed in the 1848 Szepes census. Appears =
that I was on the right track. Several Hungarian researchers confirmed =
that petsetmetszo, which would now be spelled pecsetmetszo, is actually =
an archaic profession, a person who makes seals by cutting them out >from =
a piece of metal. Metszo means cutter but in this case has different =
meaning than the same word "Metszo" or ritual =
slaughterer/shochet.

I have added this term to a growing list of Hungarian occupations that I =
believe Tom Venetianer created. We will eventually upload the list to =
the Hungarian SIG website but, in the meantime, please contact me =
off-list and I will send it.

And BTW, I am still looking for folks who would like to help transcribe =
the 1848 Szepes census records. We are making good progress but could =
use additional volunteers.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator=

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