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Austro-Hungarian Armed Forces #hungary

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

I think it is a little bit more complex than that. First of all in the
Austro-Hungarian Empire there were 3 armies. The common army, the
Austrian army (Landwehr) and the Hungarian army (Honved).The empire
was divided into military districts. So, for instance in northern
Hungary, Eastern Slovakia and Carpatho-Ukraine was the district of the
VI. Army corps, with HQ in Kosice (Kassa). In Kassa were located the
following units:
Common Army: Inf. Reg. 34, Hussar Reg. 6, 12, 14, 15; Artillery Reg.
16,17,18, Field Howitzer Reg. 6, Horse Artillery Reg. 6.
Honved: Reg. 6, Hussar Reg. 5, Feldjaeger Batt. 29, 32.
Able bodied men had to register in their home town and probably had to
serve in one of the units located in the district.
The Family History Library (FHL) has thousands of microfilms on
Austro-Hungarian units, including Hungarian ones. There are 28
microfilms on Inf. Reg. 34 >from Kassa, dated 1841- 1860. The FHL has
also films of Muster rolls, and I found a number of relatives in my
parents hometown Mosonmagyarovar for the years 1876 - 1882.
Finally, there is an excellent website on the Austro-Hungarian armed
forces at: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


Hungary SIG #Hungary Austro-Hungarian Armed Forces #hungary

Henry Wellisch <henry.kelwel@...>
 

I think it is a little bit more complex than that. First of all in the
Austro-Hungarian Empire there were 3 armies. The common army, the
Austrian army (Landwehr) and the Hungarian army (Honved).The empire
was divided into military districts. So, for instance in northern
Hungary, Eastern Slovakia and Carpatho-Ukraine was the district of the
VI. Army corps, with HQ in Kosice (Kassa). In Kassa were located the
following units:
Common Army: Inf. Reg. 34, Hussar Reg. 6, 12, 14, 15; Artillery Reg.
16,17,18, Field Howitzer Reg. 6, Horse Artillery Reg. 6.
Honved: Reg. 6, Hussar Reg. 5, Feldjaeger Batt. 29, 32.
Able bodied men had to register in their home town and probably had to
serve in one of the units located in the district.
The Family History Library (FHL) has thousands of microfilms on
Austro-Hungarian units, including Hungarian ones. There are 28
microfilms on Inf. Reg. 34 >from Kassa, dated 1841- 1860. The FHL has
also films of Muster rolls, and I found a number of relatives in my
parents hometown Mosonmagyarovar for the years 1876 - 1882.
Finally, there is an excellent website on the Austro-Hungarian armed
forces at: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/
Henry Wellisch
Toronto


*re: Archives of Smizany, Slovakia #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello

One way to know where vital records are kept for towns and villages of the old Austro-Hungarian empire is to find out to which county a given place belonged. Also, one has to know the original name (in this case, the Hungarian name) of the place.

In your case, today's Smizany in Slovakia, was originally called SZEPESSU:MEG in the Iglo' county. Iglo' today is Spisska Nova Ves.

So to answer your question, yes the most likely place to search are the Jewish records of Spisska Nova Ves. Today Spisska Nova Ves is a district and belongs to the Kosice region, so the logic would dictate that this is the first place to try.

However, my guess is that those records are in the Levoca archives (previously Lo:cse)- located in Poprad, because that is the closest large town to Spisska Nova Ves and they have a regional archive facility. The confusing thing is that Levoca belongs to the Presov region, thus to the Presov Regional Archive. I suggest you try both venues.

Useful addresses:

Statny okresny archiv (district)
Letna 67
052 80 Spisska Nova Ves

Spisska Nova Ves (region)
Statny oblastny archiv
nam. M. Pavla 60
054 01 Levoca

Statny oblastny archiv Levoca (region)
Statny okresny archiv (district)
Popradske nabr.16
058 44 Poprad

Kosice (district)
Statny okresny archiv
Kovacska 20/II
042 11 Kosice

Statny oblastny archiv (region)
Bacikova 1
041 56 Kosice

Presov (district)
Statny oblastny archiv (region)
Slovenska 40
080 01 Presov

Regards
Tom

At 23:05 -0600 23.11.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Archives of Smizany, Slovakia
From: pollinia@012.net.il
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 20:50:23 +0200
X-Message-Number: 7

Dear Genners,

Can anyone tell me where the city archives of Smizany are located? Are they under the same rooftop with the Spisska Nova Ves archives? Many thanks for your help.

Regards >from Israel,
Shaul Sharoni
--
...........................................
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Hungary SIG #Hungary *re: Archives of Smizany, Slovakia #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Hello

One way to know where vital records are kept for towns and villages of the old Austro-Hungarian empire is to find out to which county a given place belonged. Also, one has to know the original name (in this case, the Hungarian name) of the place.

In your case, today's Smizany in Slovakia, was originally called SZEPESSU:MEG in the Iglo' county. Iglo' today is Spisska Nova Ves.

So to answer your question, yes the most likely place to search are the Jewish records of Spisska Nova Ves. Today Spisska Nova Ves is a district and belongs to the Kosice region, so the logic would dictate that this is the first place to try.

However, my guess is that those records are in the Levoca archives (previously Lo:cse)- located in Poprad, because that is the closest large town to Spisska Nova Ves and they have a regional archive facility. The confusing thing is that Levoca belongs to the Presov region, thus to the Presov Regional Archive. I suggest you try both venues.

Useful addresses:

Statny okresny archiv (district)
Letna 67
052 80 Spisska Nova Ves

Spisska Nova Ves (region)
Statny oblastny archiv
nam. M. Pavla 60
054 01 Levoca

Statny oblastny archiv Levoca (region)
Statny okresny archiv (district)
Popradske nabr.16
058 44 Poprad

Kosice (district)
Statny okresny archiv
Kovacska 20/II
042 11 Kosice

Statny oblastny archiv (region)
Bacikova 1
041 56 Kosice

Presov (district)
Statny oblastny archiv (region)
Slovenska 40
080 01 Presov

Regards
Tom

At 23:05 -0600 23.11.2006, H-SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Archives of Smizany, Slovakia
From: pollinia@012.net.il
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 20:50:23 +0200
X-Message-Number: 7

Dear Genners,

Can anyone tell me where the city archives of Smizany are located? Are they under the same rooftop with the Spisska Nova Ves archives? Many thanks for your help.

Regards >from Israel,
Shaul Sharoni
--
...........................................
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@uol.com.br>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Slovakian settlement in hte 18th century #hungary

alex.miller@juno.com <alex.miller@...>
 

Hello Friends,

Vivian's request for conference topics focused me on the stumbling
block in my research. This may or may not warrant a dedicated session,
however there has been no discussion in this area at all.

Here is what I am referring to: The earliest Jewish settlement in NE
Hungary dates back to the second half of the 18th century. MAD in
Zemplen , NAGYKALLO in Szabolcs as examples. There were smaller
villages as well such as Hotyka in Zemplen where Ignatz and Hana Muller
lived at least >from 1790's.

However the Jewish settlement in the Western Slovak counties(Saros,
Arva etc)seems to have preceded these by a century if not more. Just
looking at the new records in the all Hungarian database (AHD)there are
numerous Mullers listed. It is likely therefore that these northern
counties were the forerunners for the early settlements in Zemplen and
Szabolcs.

I'd like to find information about these northern counties and the
Jewish history of the towns there

Alex Miller
Downingtown, PA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovakian settlement in hte 18th century #hungary

alex.miller@juno.com <alex.miller@...>
 

Hello Friends,

Vivian's request for conference topics focused me on the stumbling
block in my research. This may or may not warrant a dedicated session,
however there has been no discussion in this area at all.

Here is what I am referring to: The earliest Jewish settlement in NE
Hungary dates back to the second half of the 18th century. MAD in
Zemplen , NAGYKALLO in Szabolcs as examples. There were smaller
villages as well such as Hotyka in Zemplen where Ignatz and Hana Muller
lived at least >from 1790's.

However the Jewish settlement in the Western Slovak counties(Saros,
Arva etc)seems to have preceded these by a century if not more. Just
looking at the new records in the all Hungarian database (AHD)there are
numerous Mullers listed. It is likely therefore that these northern
counties were the forerunners for the early settlements in Zemplen and
Szabolcs.

I'd like to find information about these northern counties and the
Jewish history of the towns there

Alex Miller
Downingtown, PA


Re: austrian military records #hungary

Tomer Brunner
 

Tom Klein <h-sig@ecologicaltech.com> wrote:
Has anyone successfully obtained records >from the military archives
(Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv - Kriegsarchiv) in Vienna, for
hungarians who served in the k und k army?

In 2000 I wrote to the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna, asking for details about my
great-grandfathers
and some cousins of my grandmother.
Few of these people were born in Slovakia and living in Hungary,
One was born and living in Galicia and one was born and living in
Transylvania.

The reply (in German, which arrived after less then 2 months >from sending my
letter)
had 3 lines with info about the relative >from Transylvania (born in 1892).
It gave his year and place of birth, religion, rank, number of military unit
and date and place
of death (during WWI). He was an officer.

There was more info about a certain Viktor Szekely SCHWARTZ (1877-1915),
which is not
the person I was looking for.

At that time I was told that there is no info about my g-grandfathers and an
uncle of my grandmother, all were surely in the Austrian military.

Some time later (maybe a year, but I'm not sure) I received another letter,
with many pages of
info regarding my grandmother's uncle, rabbi Michael DUSCHINSKY (c. 1870 -
1939), who was
the rabbi of Rakospalota and a military rabbi.
This was very nice since I didn't send the archive any further mail, but
still they followed up
when they (for whatever reason) found more details!

I was also suggested by the Kriegsarchiv direktor to contact the Hungarian
military archives.
I did so and received a reply, in English, saying that they don't have any
documents regarding
my relatives.
They also wrote that the archives collect mainly data of the professional
officers.


The Hungarian military archive (address for 2000):

Hadtortenelmi Leveltar
Kapisztran ter 2-4
Budapest, H - 1250


The Austrian war archive:

Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv - Kriegsarchiv
1030 Wien
Nottendorfer Gasse 2


I hope it helps,
Tomer Brunner, Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: austrian military records #hungary

Tomer Brunner
 

Tom Klein <h-sig@ecologicaltech.com> wrote:
Has anyone successfully obtained records >from the military archives
(Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv - Kriegsarchiv) in Vienna, for
hungarians who served in the k und k army?

In 2000 I wrote to the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna, asking for details about my
great-grandfathers
and some cousins of my grandmother.
Few of these people were born in Slovakia and living in Hungary,
One was born and living in Galicia and one was born and living in
Transylvania.

The reply (in German, which arrived after less then 2 months >from sending my
letter)
had 3 lines with info about the relative >from Transylvania (born in 1892).
It gave his year and place of birth, religion, rank, number of military unit
and date and place
of death (during WWI). He was an officer.

There was more info about a certain Viktor Szekely SCHWARTZ (1877-1915),
which is not
the person I was looking for.

At that time I was told that there is no info about my g-grandfathers and an
uncle of my grandmother, all were surely in the Austrian military.

Some time later (maybe a year, but I'm not sure) I received another letter,
with many pages of
info regarding my grandmother's uncle, rabbi Michael DUSCHINSKY (c. 1870 -
1939), who was
the rabbi of Rakospalota and a military rabbi.
This was very nice since I didn't send the archive any further mail, but
still they followed up
when they (for whatever reason) found more details!

I was also suggested by the Kriegsarchiv direktor to contact the Hungarian
military archives.
I did so and received a reply, in English, saying that they don't have any
documents regarding
my relatives.
They also wrote that the archives collect mainly data of the professional
officers.


The Hungarian military archive (address for 2000):

Hadtortenelmi Leveltar
Kapisztran ter 2-4
Budapest, H - 1250


The Austrian war archive:

Osterreichisches Staatsarchiv - Kriegsarchiv
1030 Wien
Nottendorfer Gasse 2


I hope it helps,
Tomer Brunner, Israel


Military Archives #hungary

Joan and Sam Kraus <jnskraus@...>
 

Two messages in the last digest inquired about K und K archives. I
believe these archives are in the military museum in Budapest. The
officers were listed in a yearly book, grouped by their organization,
and with the date of promotion given. plus other information. The
military record of the officer may be also available, I used a
researcher who found and translated these for my grandfather.

Samuel Kraus

Rancho Palos Verdes, California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Military Archives #hungary

Joan and Sam Kraus <jnskraus@...>
 

Two messages in the last digest inquired about K und K archives. I
believe these archives are in the military museum in Budapest. The
officers were listed in a yearly book, grouped by their organization,
and with the date of promotion given. plus other information. The
military record of the officer may be also available, I used a
researcher who found and translated these for my grandfather.

Samuel Kraus

Rancho Palos Verdes, California


LEDERER, POPPER, KOHN etc from Bohemia on "Free" ships' passenger lists. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Do make good use of the free passenger lists on the well-known genealogy site
[free till end of November].

I entered LEDERER and Bohemia as place of origin in
"Refine your search" of the New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
and left all other field blank and these popped up:

There were KOHN [162] LEDERER [104] POPPER [46] SCHULHOF [20] >from Bohemia.

I have found rarer early Bohemian immigrants BRANDEIS [10]; BERNARD [9];
GRUNHUT [2]; KARPELES [1]; WACHTL [1 together with Emmanuel KURZ on the same
boat - 24 Nov 188l. There are three LEMBERGER indexed >from Bohemia - Ottilie
born 1867 in Budin and arriving alone aged 21 as well as Josef [dob 1849] and
Catharina [dob 1847] but no place of origin.

But then I entered Bohemian instead of Bohemia and different names popped up!
So one has to experiment.

If you enter "Moravia" and no family name you get 80 entries in all - only one
can be identified as Jewish and he is Adolf KOHNSTEIN designated as a "white"
waiter in 1949!

But now enter "Moravian' into the same field and leave the name blank - you get
9,054. I followed some up - Leo BEINSTEIN and his wife - he was listed from
Vienna so the Moravian entry is a bit of a mystery. I believe it was used
mainly for on Jewish Czechs. It turns up for a US couple called BUTLER as well.


If you enter "Moravia" into the "keywords" field, you find far more, because
unfortunately there was a ship called SS Moravia.

You can also enter Brunn, Prague, Pilsen, Teplitz, Pressburg and see what turns
up. It is a hit and miss affair with these early records but we might as well
see if we can find anything valuable. I already have!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech LEDERER, POPPER, KOHN etc from Bohemia on "Free" ships' passenger lists. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Do make good use of the free passenger lists on the well-known genealogy site
[free till end of November].

I entered LEDERER and Bohemia as place of origin in
"Refine your search" of the New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
and left all other field blank and these popped up:

There were KOHN [162] LEDERER [104] POPPER [46] SCHULHOF [20] >from Bohemia.

I have found rarer early Bohemian immigrants BRANDEIS [10]; BERNARD [9];
GRUNHUT [2]; KARPELES [1]; WACHTL [1 together with Emmanuel KURZ on the same
boat - 24 Nov 188l. There are three LEMBERGER indexed >from Bohemia - Ottilie
born 1867 in Budin and arriving alone aged 21 as well as Josef [dob 1849] and
Catharina [dob 1847] but no place of origin.

But then I entered Bohemian instead of Bohemia and different names popped up!
So one has to experiment.

If you enter "Moravia" and no family name you get 80 entries in all - only one
can be identified as Jewish and he is Adolf KOHNSTEIN designated as a "white"
waiter in 1949!

But now enter "Moravian' into the same field and leave the name blank - you get
9,054. I followed some up - Leo BEINSTEIN and his wife - he was listed from
Vienna so the Moravian entry is a bit of a mystery. I believe it was used
mainly for on Jewish Czechs. It turns up for a US couple called BUTLER as well.


If you enter "Moravia" into the "keywords" field, you find far more, because
unfortunately there was a ship called SS Moravia.

You can also enter Brunn, Prague, Pilsen, Teplitz, Pressburg and see what turns
up. It is a hit and miss affair with these early records but we might as well
see if we can find anything valuable. I already have!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Slovakian town by name of Rajec #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Avigdor Ben-Dov Yad of the LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
Kedumim, Israel has followed on his question on the river Vah [Waag] with this
query: <..... another town I am unsure about is spelled in Hebrew
resh-aleph-yud-yud-tzadek. Could this be Rajec in Slovakia?>

Avigdor please look at this:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/slov-m-z.html

I have heard today that the cemetery was very overgrown.

Please do make use of "search this website" field on the Jewishgen homepage:
http://www.jewishgen.org/

Yes, Jewishgen does have a homepage [not just a General Discussion Group and
SIGs!] and many do not make enough use of it. You may find many answers there
to your future Slovakian [and other] questions: ie

ie http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Pinkas_Slovakia/Slo065.html

Celia Male [U.K.]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Slovakian town by name of Rajec #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Avigdor Ben-Dov Yad of the LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute
Kedumim, Israel has followed on his question on the river Vah [Waag] with this
query: <..... another town I am unsure about is spelled in Hebrew
resh-aleph-yud-yud-tzadek. Could this be Rajec in Slovakia?>

Avigdor please look at this:
http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/e-europe/slov-m-z.html

I have heard today that the cemetery was very overgrown.

Please do make use of "search this website" field on the Jewishgen homepage:
http://www.jewishgen.org/

Yes, Jewishgen does have a homepage [not just a General Discussion Group and
SIGs!] and many do not make enough use of it. You may find many answers there
to your future Slovakian [and other] questions: ie

ie http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Pinkas_Slovakia/Slo065.html

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: Crossing points US to Quebec circa 1910 #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

I believe the most direct rail connection >from New York City to Montreal
would have crossed the border at Rousses Point, NY. My grandfather went
from Montreal to New York City along that route in 1899, and passenger
trains still follow that route today.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY
PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Donna Dinberg" <blacknus@rogers.com> wrote > On 22 Nov 2006, Joy Weaver wrote:
If they did, indeed, travel by train >from NY to Montreal, where would their
border crossing into Canada be likely, if not those two places?
On another page at the Library and Archives Canada (formerly National
Archives of Canada) website, you will find details of the various
methods utilized at various times for recording border entry into Canada.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-908.005-e.html

If you do not find the information you seek within the website, you may submit
genealogical questions to the Canadian Genealogy Centre via an online form:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-300-e.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Crossing points US to Quebec circa 1910 #general

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

I believe the most direct rail connection >from New York City to Montreal
would have crossed the border at Rousses Point, NY. My grandfather went
from Montreal to New York City along that route in 1899, and passenger
trains still follow that route today.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY
PZAVON@Rochester.rr.com

"Donna Dinberg" <blacknus@rogers.com> wrote > On 22 Nov 2006, Joy Weaver wrote:
If they did, indeed, travel by train >from NY to Montreal, where would their
border crossing into Canada be likely, if not those two places?
On another page at the Library and Archives Canada (formerly National
Archives of Canada) website, you will find details of the various
methods utilized at various times for recording border entry into Canada.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-908.005-e.html

If you do not find the information you seek within the website, you may submit
genealogical questions to the Canadian Genealogy Centre via an online form:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-300-e.html


EMANUEL in 19th cent. Virginia #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for someone called Loew EMANUEL (or Herman Loeb), born in 1825 and
was in Blacksburg, Virginia about 1860, and possibly later in Richmond. He
had children - Rosalie (1826-29) and Caroline (Gutel) born 1829.
Any help appreciated.
Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, N.J.
neil@tali.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EMANUEL in 19th cent. Virginia #general

Neil@...
 

Looking for someone called Loew EMANUEL (or Herman Loeb), born in 1825 and
was in Blacksburg, Virginia about 1860, and possibly later in Richmond. He
had children - Rosalie (1826-29) and Caroline (Gutel) born 1829.
Any help appreciated.
Dr. Neil Rosenstein
Elizabeth, N.J.
neil@tali.com


Searching MERKIN family #general

Mark Budman <budman@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for my MERKIN family in Buenos Aires. My great uncle was Motie
MERKIN (deceased) had a son. Apparently, his son has a family living in
Buenos Aires and possibly Israel. My grandmother, Bryna Kovshoff, is the
sister of Motie Merkin. She was born in 1889 and her family came >from Beish
Navata outside of Kiev. Motie Merkin was younger and I believe he was a
farmer there.

If you have any information, please contact my cousin, Mark Budman at his
e-mail address: budman@generation.net

Warm regards,

Judie Budman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching MERKIN family #general

Mark Budman <budman@...>
 

Hello,

I am looking for my MERKIN family in Buenos Aires. My great uncle was Motie
MERKIN (deceased) had a son. Apparently, his son has a family living in
Buenos Aires and possibly Israel. My grandmother, Bryna Kovshoff, is the
sister of Motie Merkin. She was born in 1889 and her family came >from Beish
Navata outside of Kiev. Motie Merkin was younger and I believe he was a
farmer there.

If you have any information, please contact my cousin, Mark Budman at his
e-mail address: budman@generation.net

Warm regards,

Judie Budman