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KUSHNIR / Emigrant from Romania to Egypt #romania

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

David Thaler wrote, "I'm trying to locate my wife's g-grandfather Leon
(Leib?) KUSHNIR Place Of Birth and family history in Romania/Bessarabia."

You might find a clue by locating where others with this surname lived in
Romania in 1924/1925, according to the business directory of that date made
available by the Library of Congress. You can search the business directory
at www.kalter.org/search (scroll down to the orange area). A
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex search for [k]ushnir reveals matches spelled as
Kusnir, Kusner, Kisner, Kasner, Kesner, Keshner, Kisznir, etc. To view an
image number that interest you, just click on the title of the corresponding
directory above the search box, and you will be directed to a Library of
Congress website, where you can type the number into the box next to the
"Turn to image" button, and then click the button.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

Romania SIG #Romania KUSHNIR / Emigrant from Romania to Egypt #romania

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

David Thaler wrote, "I'm trying to locate my wife's g-grandfather Leon
(Leib?) KUSHNIR Place Of Birth and family history in Romania/Bessarabia."

You might find a clue by locating where others with this surname lived in
Romania in 1924/1925, according to the business directory of that date made
available by the Library of Congress. You can search the business directory
at www.kalter.org/search (scroll down to the orange area). A
Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex search for [k]ushnir reveals matches spelled as
Kusnir, Kusner, Kisner, Kasner, Kesner, Keshner, Kisznir, etc. To view an
image number that interest you, just click on the title of the corresponding
directory above the search box, and you will be directed to a Library of
Congress website, where you can type the number into the box next to the
"Turn to image" button, and then click the button.

Logan Kleinwaks
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

FRIEDMANN, ADLER, DOMENY, MAYER, SAFFIR, SCHWARZ, SUBAK - of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary #austria-czech

Peter Rohel <peterrohel@...>
 

Dear Genres,

I have just received abt. 760 pages >from the Austrian MA 8 archives, hoping
to find relationships between my FRIEDMANN ancestors and their families.
In a 1891 hand written "Heeg & Friedmann" factory in Sternberg (now Sternberk),
Moravia announcement for a Vienna newspaper, I found several new names.
Unfortunately the quality of the document is poor, some names are hard to
decipher and their relationships are not identified. I have since searched
the Vienna cemetery database, added dates and some other names buried in the
same graves. It is also the first time I came across Szenitz, Hungary.
Perhaps someone knows something about these families or where Szenitz,
Hungary is or if the town still has the same name?


Heinrich FRIEDMANN Born: abt. 1823 in Szenitz, Hungary. Occupation:
Manufacturer. Married: in Prostejov/Prossnitz, Czech. Died: Mar 9, 1891
in Vienna + (?)
Dr. Hugo FRIEDMANN Born: 1851 in unknown Died: Mar 20, 1922 in Vienna.
Occupation: Attorney in Vienna + (?)
Ludwig FRIEDMANN Born: unknown Died: Jun 27, 1920 in Vienna. Occupation:
Manufacturer in Sternberg (now Sternberk), Moravia + (?)
*Bernhard FRIEDMANN Born: 1835 in unknown Died: Jan 16, 1900 in Vienna I,
Schottenring 32 + Auguste MORAWETZ Born: 1845 in unknown Died: Jun 25,
1923
**(Bernhard + Auguste are my gg-grandparents)

Other names mentioned in the document:

Auguste (Friedmann) MAYER Born: 1863 Died: Feb 23, 1921
*in the same grave is: Edmund MAYER Born: 1854 Buried: May 29, 1929
Malvine (Friedmann) SAFFIR
Adeline (Friedmann) SAFFIR
M? (Friedmann) DOMENY?
Leopoldine? (Friedmann) SUBAK?

Dr. Ernst ADLER
People buried in the same graves as above:
Rosa FRIEDMANN Born: 1825 Died: Sep 11, 1900
Leontine FRIEDMANN Born: 1862 Died: Mar 20, 1941
Sofie FRIEDMANN Born: 1865 Died: Feb 08, 1940
Malvine FRIEDMANN Born 1895 Died: Mar 22, 1896
Sofie SCHWARZ Born: 1846 Died: Aug 16, 1919
Moritz SCHWARZ Born: 1844 Buried: Oct 30, 1924

Note: In abt. 1850, the FRIEDMANN family started a "Textile" business in
Sternberg (now Sternberk), Moravia. In 1852, Anton Heeg, Ignatz Schottik and
Heinrich FRIEDMANN formed a firm named "Heeg, Schottik & Friedmann". In 1863
Johann Kuntner sold the "current post office" factory building to Anton Heeg
& Heinrich FRIEDMANN. In 1868 the partnership dissolved, Anton sold his
share to Heinrich and a new larger factory was built. Heinrich died in 1891,
Ludwig FRIEDMANN inherited the building and sold it in 1909. *In 1908,
Arthur FRIEDMANN (my great-grandfather) bought Ludwig's shares and became
the sole owner of "Heeg & Friedmann".

*Son of Bernhard above: Arthur FRIEDMANN Born: Jul 12, 1877 in Vienna
Died: Feb 06 or 15, 1929 in Berlin, Germany on a business trip. Occupation:
Textile Manufacturer in Vienna & Sternberg (k), Mor. + Leonie
Born: Mar 31, 1884 in Vienna Married: Mar 25, 1906 in Vienna. Died: Jan 26,
1966 in New York, NY.

Thank you for your help,

Peter Rohel, Toronto, Canada
peterrohel@...
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~prohel/names/friedmann/friedmanndes.html
Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates (genealogy web site with 3600 names)
http://tinyurl.com/fdyky

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech FRIEDMANN, ADLER, DOMENY, MAYER, SAFFIR, SCHWARZ, SUBAK - of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary #austria-czech

Peter Rohel <peterrohel@...>
 

Dear Genres,

I have just received abt. 760 pages >from the Austrian MA 8 archives, hoping
to find relationships between my FRIEDMANN ancestors and their families.
In a 1891 hand written "Heeg & Friedmann" factory in Sternberg (now Sternberk),
Moravia announcement for a Vienna newspaper, I found several new names.
Unfortunately the quality of the document is poor, some names are hard to
decipher and their relationships are not identified. I have since searched
the Vienna cemetery database, added dates and some other names buried in the
same graves. It is also the first time I came across Szenitz, Hungary.
Perhaps someone knows something about these families or where Szenitz,
Hungary is or if the town still has the same name?


Heinrich FRIEDMANN Born: abt. 1823 in Szenitz, Hungary. Occupation:
Manufacturer. Married: in Prostejov/Prossnitz, Czech. Died: Mar 9, 1891
in Vienna + (?)
Dr. Hugo FRIEDMANN Born: 1851 in unknown Died: Mar 20, 1922 in Vienna.
Occupation: Attorney in Vienna + (?)
Ludwig FRIEDMANN Born: unknown Died: Jun 27, 1920 in Vienna. Occupation:
Manufacturer in Sternberg (now Sternberk), Moravia + (?)
*Bernhard FRIEDMANN Born: 1835 in unknown Died: Jan 16, 1900 in Vienna I,
Schottenring 32 + Auguste MORAWETZ Born: 1845 in unknown Died: Jun 25,
1923
**(Bernhard + Auguste are my gg-grandparents)

Other names mentioned in the document:

Auguste (Friedmann) MAYER Born: 1863 Died: Feb 23, 1921
*in the same grave is: Edmund MAYER Born: 1854 Buried: May 29, 1929
Malvine (Friedmann) SAFFIR
Adeline (Friedmann) SAFFIR
M? (Friedmann) DOMENY?
Leopoldine? (Friedmann) SUBAK?

Dr. Ernst ADLER
People buried in the same graves as above:
Rosa FRIEDMANN Born: 1825 Died: Sep 11, 1900
Leontine FRIEDMANN Born: 1862 Died: Mar 20, 1941
Sofie FRIEDMANN Born: 1865 Died: Feb 08, 1940
Malvine FRIEDMANN Born 1895 Died: Mar 22, 1896
Sofie SCHWARZ Born: 1846 Died: Aug 16, 1919
Moritz SCHWARZ Born: 1844 Buried: Oct 30, 1924

Note: In abt. 1850, the FRIEDMANN family started a "Textile" business in
Sternberg (now Sternberk), Moravia. In 1852, Anton Heeg, Ignatz Schottik and
Heinrich FRIEDMANN formed a firm named "Heeg, Schottik & Friedmann". In 1863
Johann Kuntner sold the "current post office" factory building to Anton Heeg
& Heinrich FRIEDMANN. In 1868 the partnership dissolved, Anton sold his
share to Heinrich and a new larger factory was built. Heinrich died in 1891,
Ludwig FRIEDMANN inherited the building and sold it in 1909. *In 1908,
Arthur FRIEDMANN (my great-grandfather) bought Ludwig's shares and became
the sole owner of "Heeg & Friedmann".

*Son of Bernhard above: Arthur FRIEDMANN Born: Jul 12, 1877 in Vienna
Died: Feb 06 or 15, 1929 in Berlin, Germany on a business trip. Occupation:
Textile Manufacturer in Vienna & Sternberg (k), Mor. + Leonie
Born: Mar 31, 1884 in Vienna Married: Mar 25, 1906 in Vienna. Died: Jan 26,
1966 in New York, NY.

Thank you for your help,

Peter Rohel, Toronto, Canada
peterrohel@...
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~prohel/names/friedmann/friedmanndes.html
Rohel-Bach-Bohm-Loeb + Associates (genealogy web site with 3600 names)
http://tinyurl.com/fdyky

Siauliai also known as Shavli #lithuania

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

As well as the city of Siauliai currently under discussion, there was
also what I assume to have been a real shtetl called Siaulenai, also
known as Shavlan. My grandfather Isaac RUBINSTEIN was born there in
about 1866. His father, Israel Judah RUBINSTEIN, was a rabbi, but
I'm not sure whether his synagogue was there or elsewhere..

My grandfather's brother, Sloma E. RUBINSTEIN, was living in Siauliai
in December 1940; he wrote to my grandfather (who had emigrated to
the US) >from there, but he doesn't seem to have been aware of the
dreadful fate that was in store for him and the other Jews of Lithuania.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England

searching for RUBINSTEIN: Lithuania to South Africa to England to the US
ABRAHAMS: England to Australia to South Africa to England
ROSENZWEIG: Poland to Sweden to the US
LANDESMAN: Hungary (now Slovakia) to the US

Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Siauliai also known as Shavli #lithuania

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

As well as the city of Siauliai currently under discussion, there was
also what I assume to have been a real shtetl called Siaulenai, also
known as Shavlan. My grandfather Isaac RUBINSTEIN was born there in
about 1866. His father, Israel Judah RUBINSTEIN, was a rabbi, but
I'm not sure whether his synagogue was there or elsewhere..

My grandfather's brother, Sloma E. RUBINSTEIN, was living in Siauliai
in December 1940; he wrote to my grandfather (who had emigrated to
the US) >from there, but he doesn't seem to have been aware of the
dreadful fate that was in store for him and the other Jews of Lithuania.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England

searching for RUBINSTEIN: Lithuania to South Africa to England to the US
ABRAHAMS: England to Australia to South Africa to England
ROSENZWEIG: Poland to Sweden to the US
LANDESMAN: Hungary (now Slovakia) to the US

[Austria-Czech] Interview with Leo Pavlat, head of the Prague Jewish Museum #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

There is an interview with Leo Pavlat which may be of
interest to SIG members:

http://www.clubmagazine.cz/2006_02/Pavlat_LeoENG.htm
(Prague Club Magazine}

Lisa Feder,
Fox Lake, IL

Czech Heritage Action Initiative (CHAI)
www.chaiworks.org

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech [Austria-Czech] Interview with Leo Pavlat, head of the Prague Jewish Museum #austria-czech

Lisa Feder <lfeder@...>
 

There is an interview with Leo Pavlat which may be of
interest to SIG members:

http://www.clubmagazine.cz/2006_02/Pavlat_LeoENG.htm
(Prague Club Magazine}

Lisa Feder,
Fox Lake, IL

Czech Heritage Action Initiative (CHAI)
www.chaiworks.org

Re: registration versus living location #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

I must apologise for a slightly misleading statement I made about electoral
registration in the UK.

I said that the relevant form did not have to be returned if there was no
change in residency of the house.
I have just checked the last form I received. I was right in saying that
there was no obligation to return it if there were no changes and I did not
return it. But I had to phone that information which is what I did - I had
forgotten that I did that.
If I read the form correctly the only way to report that there were no
changes was by phone. It was not necessary to return it to the Electoral
Registration Officer.

Harold Pollins
Oxford

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: registration versus living location #general

HPOLLINS@...
 

I must apologise for a slightly misleading statement I made about electoral
registration in the UK.

I said that the relevant form did not have to be returned if there was no
change in residency of the house.
I have just checked the last form I received. I was right in saying that
there was no obligation to return it if there were no changes and I did not
return it. But I had to phone that information which is what I did - I had
forgotten that I did that.
If I read the form correctly the only way to report that there were no
changes was by phone. It was not necessary to return it to the Electoral
Registration Officer.

Harold Pollins
Oxford

Re: Questions about Naturalization Distric #2 #general

Barbara Ellman <barbaraellman@...>
 

Naturalizations for the Southern District of NY are indexed online at
http://italiangen.org/Southern.stm

The records for these naturalizations are to be found at the NARA office in
Manhattan. Instructions on getting records are also found on the above
referenced site.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus, NJ

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Questions about Naturalization Distric #2 #general

Barbara Ellman <barbaraellman@...>
 

Naturalizations for the Southern District of NY are indexed online at
http://italiangen.org/Southern.stm

The records for these naturalizations are to be found at the NARA office in
Manhattan. Instructions on getting records are also found on the above
referenced site.

Barbara Ellman
Secaucus, NJ

UK research/Tenser/Tancer Family #general

David Kravitz
 

Alan miller asked:

"I am looking for any information about my family especially why and when
my grandfather Isaac changed his name and any details about his wedding or
where I might be able to find out about the wedding."

Information about official changes of name can be found at the National
Archives, Kew, London and also in the London Gazette. Unfortunatly there are
other ways to change a surname that are more difficult to track, you can
even do it by simply using a new name for seven or eight years and then
informing official sources that this has been your name for that period. My
UK and Israeli passports reflect a new name I adopted in 1975 (merely
dropping my middle name as superfluous).

As for information on births, marriages and deaths, this information is held
at the Family Research Centre in Islington, London. They are in the process
of computerising their records and you may be lucky searching at
www.freebmd.org.uk. As its name suggests its free but is incomplete to date.
There are commercial sites that do have full listings >from 1837 to 2005, use
Google to find them.

May I remind genners that I have a computer file called "Researching in the
UK", regularly updated and can be sent to you at no charge. Just send me an
email (I will be on vacation, shortly). It contains links to all the free
and commercial websites.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen UK research/Tenser/Tancer Family #general

David Kravitz
 

Alan miller asked:

"I am looking for any information about my family especially why and when
my grandfather Isaac changed his name and any details about his wedding or
where I might be able to find out about the wedding."

Information about official changes of name can be found at the National
Archives, Kew, London and also in the London Gazette. Unfortunatly there are
other ways to change a surname that are more difficult to track, you can
even do it by simply using a new name for seven or eight years and then
informing official sources that this has been your name for that period. My
UK and Israeli passports reflect a new name I adopted in 1975 (merely
dropping my middle name as superfluous).

As for information on births, marriages and deaths, this information is held
at the Family Research Centre in Islington, London. They are in the process
of computerising their records and you may be lucky searching at
www.freebmd.org.uk. As its name suggests its free but is incomplete to date.
There are commercial sites that do have full listings >from 1837 to 2005, use
Google to find them.

May I remind genners that I have a computer file called "Researching in the
UK", regularly updated and can be sent to you at no charge. Just send me an
email (I will be on vacation, shortly). It contains links to all the free
and commercial websites.

David Kravitz
Netanya, Israel

Physician from Poland #general

jutel@...
 

I have posed this question to the list before, but was not
able to elicit an answer, and hope that a new member might
have an idea to solve my query. My great-great grandfather,
Sucher DROZDOWITZ, trained to be a medical doctor, according
to the American Medical Association's death announcement, in
Poland in 1856. He hailed >from Plonsk. I am eager to
locate his records >from Poland, and have been unable to find
any medical schoool or licensing agency able/willing to
answer my emails, which unfortunately, are written in
English.

Would anyone have a suggestion as to how I might find out
more about his medical training? I would be most grateful.

Annemarie JUTEL
Wellington, NZ

researching: Drozdowitz (plonsk, chicago, Zakroczym,
Indianapolis), Goldstein (Marijampole), Steinberg
(Lithuania), Hirschler (Mannheim, Herxheim, San Francisco),
Manheim (Ottensoos, Alameda)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Physician from Poland #general

jutel@...
 

I have posed this question to the list before, but was not
able to elicit an answer, and hope that a new member might
have an idea to solve my query. My great-great grandfather,
Sucher DROZDOWITZ, trained to be a medical doctor, according
to the American Medical Association's death announcement, in
Poland in 1856. He hailed >from Plonsk. I am eager to
locate his records >from Poland, and have been unable to find
any medical schoool or licensing agency able/willing to
answer my emails, which unfortunately, are written in
English.

Would anyone have a suggestion as to how I might find out
more about his medical training? I would be most grateful.

Annemarie JUTEL
Wellington, NZ

researching: Drozdowitz (plonsk, chicago, Zakroczym,
Indianapolis), Goldstein (Marijampole), Steinberg
(Lithuania), Hirschler (Mannheim, Herxheim, San Francisco),
Manheim (Ottensoos, Alameda)

Re: Searching names on the Internet #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Doug Mason" <dmason@...> wrote
There are limitations to each search engine on the Internet.
Putting or something like this into a search engine will reveal other
engines:

search engines genealogy compared
or
search +engines +compared

Other combinations of words might give better results. The results might
reveal other search engines that are best for a particular search. But do
not stick with just one search engine all the time.
The article "Finding Your Ancestors on the Internet - A Guide to Internet
Search Techniques for the Surnames in Your Family Tree"
http://genealogy.about.com/library/weekly/aa041700a.htm seems to be a good
starting point.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching names on the Internet #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Doug Mason" <dmason@...> wrote
There are limitations to each search engine on the Internet.
Putting or something like this into a search engine will reveal other
engines:

search engines genealogy compared
or
search +engines +compared

Other combinations of words might give better results. The results might
reveal other search engines that are best for a particular search. But do
not stick with just one search engine all the time.
The article "Finding Your Ancestors on the Internet - A Guide to Internet
Search Techniques for the Surnames in Your Family Tree"
http://genealogy.about.com/library/weekly/aa041700a.htm seems to be a good
starting point.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)

How often were people missed in the census? #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

I cannot say how often people were not counted, but **can say that I
have had the same problem with my paternal grandmother in the 1930
census. I know where she lived and have read the census for the
entire street, but no luck! However, I also have to say that I know
where she and my grandfather lived in 1920, but I found them at an
address across town. (They may have owned that property, but it was
**not their home address!)
For that matter, my maternal grandmother's sister lived in one city
and taught in another. She was afraid that if the authorities found
out that she was not living within the city limits where she taught
she would be in trouble. So she "hid" >from the census taker at her
father's house!
Barbara Zimmer
Virginia

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How often were people missed in the census? #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

I cannot say how often people were not counted, but **can say that I
have had the same problem with my paternal grandmother in the 1930
census. I know where she lived and have read the census for the
entire street, but no luck! However, I also have to say that I know
where she and my grandfather lived in 1920, but I found them at an
address across town. (They may have owned that property, but it was
**not their home address!)
For that matter, my maternal grandmother's sister lived in one city
and taught in another. She was afraid that if the authorities found
out that she was not living within the city limits where she taught
she would be in trouble. So she "hid" >from the census taker at her
father's house!
Barbara Zimmer
Virginia