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Re: Meaning of "Agent" as Occupation in Vienna #austria-czech

janicemsj@...
 

I apologize for the delay in sharing the information I received in
response to my request for the definition of an "agent" in Vienna:

representative, as in sales agent, or importer/distributor. One
agent for a textile firm was essentially a wholesale distributor.
Another similar occupation would be a commission agent, a sales agent
who acted as a distributor to smaller retailers. Some other source
may indicate the product or service for which he was an agent.

a man who had an agency for merchandise owned by others. He would be a
wholesaler, the one who sells the merchandise. One respondent's
great-grandfather went to industrial plants and sold merchandise on
installments to workers.

someone who travelled or walked around selling merchandise

representative for a manufacturer or wholesale business, including
insurance. It could be someone who had wares in stock for retailers
and pedlars. An agent can be used for someone who works as a
travelling salesman. It can be used for someone who is established in
business and is doing well, as well as for someone who deals with
"Luftgeschaefte", which means he is barely surviving and lives by his
wits.

Thank you again to the generous people who responded to my message.

Janice M. Sellers
Oakland, California

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Janice Sellers <janicemsj@gmail.com> wrote=
:

I'm hoping to learn what an occupation means. I have found someone in
Vienna city directories >from 1902 to 1923, always listed simply as
"Agent." Google Translate tells me that means "agent" or "operative",
which isn't very descriptive. Can anyone tell me what kind of work an
"Agent" would do in Vienna in the early 20th century?


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Meaning of "Agent" as Occupation in Vienna #austria-czech

janicemsj@...
 

I apologize for the delay in sharing the information I received in
response to my request for the definition of an "agent" in Vienna:

representative, as in sales agent, or importer/distributor. One
agent for a textile firm was essentially a wholesale distributor.
Another similar occupation would be a commission agent, a sales agent
who acted as a distributor to smaller retailers. Some other source
may indicate the product or service for which he was an agent.

a man who had an agency for merchandise owned by others. He would be a
wholesaler, the one who sells the merchandise. One respondent's
great-grandfather went to industrial plants and sold merchandise on
installments to workers.

someone who travelled or walked around selling merchandise

representative for a manufacturer or wholesale business, including
insurance. It could be someone who had wares in stock for retailers
and pedlars. An agent can be used for someone who works as a
travelling salesman. It can be used for someone who is established in
business and is doing well, as well as for someone who deals with
"Luftgeschaefte", which means he is barely surviving and lives by his
wits.

Thank you again to the generous people who responded to my message.

Janice M. Sellers
Oakland, California

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Janice Sellers <janicemsj@gmail.com> wrote=
:

I'm hoping to learn what an occupation means. I have found someone in
Vienna city directories >from 1902 to 1923, always listed simply as
"Agent." Google Translate tells me that means "agent" or "operative",
which isn't very descriptive. Can anyone tell me what kind of work an
"Agent" would do in Vienna in the early 20th century?


ViewMate Picture Identification request #general

Hanna Gafni
 

I've posted a picture and I would like to know if anyone can identify
the uniforms and location of people in the picture. It is on ViewMate
at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49902
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Hanna Gafni


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Picture Identification request #general

Hanna Gafni
 

I've posted a picture and I would like to know if anyone can identify
the uniforms and location of people in the picture. It is on ViewMate
at the following address:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49902
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.
Hanna Gafni


Excellent resource - My Shtetl website #belarus

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I recently discovered an excellent resource - a Belorussian website
called "My Shtetl: The voice of Jewish Settlements." It contains oral
histories, family memories, photos and historic texts >from the Minsk,
Vitebsk and Mogilev regions of Belarus (Grodno, Brest and Gomel regions
are still under construction). The site has buttons for English and
Russian versions, but here's the rub: you must search *both* versions,
since shtetls with only Russian texts do not show up on the English
version. I don't speak Russian, but I use the Chrome browser, and have
installed the Google Translate app, so I use that to get an instant
(rough) translation of the Russian pages.

Here is a link to the My Shtetl home page with a map of the regions:
http://shtetle.co.il/Index.html

Clicking on a region brings you to a map - blue-starred shtetls have
individual pages. But again, be sure to check both the English and the
Russian versions of the map. There are far more shtetls on the Russian
map than the English one, and the English town pages do not contain
Russian documents. For example, I am interested in families >from
Byerazino in the Minsk region. If I click on this town on the English
map, I get only one document (Memories of Tsilya Isaakovna Rubinchik
<http://shtetle.co.il/shtetls_minsk/berezino/berezino_eng.html>).
Clicking on the same town on the Russian map, however, yields documents
from seven additional authors
<http://shtetle.co.il/shtetls_minsk/berezino/berezino.html>

The My Shtetl site is sponsored by the International Center of Culture
'Israel-Belarus' and the Jewish Cultural Center Mishpoha in Vitebsk. and
is supported by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Carola Murray-Seegert


Belarus SIG #Belarus Excellent resource - My Shtetl website #belarus

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I recently discovered an excellent resource - a Belorussian website
called "My Shtetl: The voice of Jewish Settlements." It contains oral
histories, family memories, photos and historic texts >from the Minsk,
Vitebsk and Mogilev regions of Belarus (Grodno, Brest and Gomel regions
are still under construction). The site has buttons for English and
Russian versions, but here's the rub: you must search *both* versions,
since shtetls with only Russian texts do not show up on the English
version. I don't speak Russian, but I use the Chrome browser, and have
installed the Google Translate app, so I use that to get an instant
(rough) translation of the Russian pages.

Here is a link to the My Shtetl home page with a map of the regions:
http://shtetle.co.il/Index.html

Clicking on a region brings you to a map - blue-starred shtetls have
individual pages. But again, be sure to check both the English and the
Russian versions of the map. There are far more shtetls on the Russian
map than the English one, and the English town pages do not contain
Russian documents. For example, I am interested in families >from
Byerazino in the Minsk region. If I click on this town on the English
map, I get only one document (Memories of Tsilya Isaakovna Rubinchik
<http://shtetle.co.il/shtetls_minsk/berezino/berezino_eng.html>).
Clicking on the same town on the Russian map, however, yields documents
from seven additional authors
<http://shtetle.co.il/shtetls_minsk/berezino/berezino.html>

The My Shtetl site is sponsored by the International Center of Culture
'Israel-Belarus' and the Jewish Cultural Center Mishpoha in Vitebsk. and
is supported by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Carola Murray-Seegert


(UK) Britain Enemy Aliens and Internees WW I and WW II Collections #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Recently, findmypast released over 139,000 records of "enemy aliens" who
were investigated during both World Wars. These were released in
association with the (UK) National Archives. The majority of the records
are >from World War II.

These enemy aliens/ foreign nationals were categorized to determine the
threat they posed to national security. Category A designation meant an
immediate threat they posed to national security and need for internment,
Category B were individuals not initially detained but given some
restrictions on travel and ownership. Category C were women-both refugees
or based off their marriage were considered enemy aliens.

A number of those not interned were allowed to serve the British Armed
Forces-in the Pioneer Corps-the only British unit that enemy aliens could
serve in early in the war. These were predominately Jews and political
opponents of the Nazi regime. I normally only report on subscription site
collections that are made available at no charge, but due to the nature of
these records and the large number of Jews in World War II who had escaped
to England >from Germany and Austria who ended up fighting for the British.
By the end of World War II, one in seven Jewish refugees joined the British
forces. Many of these men appear in the records.

To read more go to Thomas MacEntee's posting on GeneaPress at:
http://www.geneapress.com/2016/08/findmypast-releases-britain-enemy.html

To search the records go to:
http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/britain-enemy-aliens-and-internees-first-and-second-world-wars
[or http://tinyurl.com/jph3uzr --Mod.]

If you do not have a subscription to findmypast, their database is available
at Family History Centers/Libraries available to use at no charge.

Findmypast put together a number of collections available at the National
Archives (England and Wales) to make this particular block of records. The
cards are >from the HO 396 series of records at the National Archives. You
may search these through the National Archives online site discovery at:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9260 . Apparently, only
the cards' fronts were digitized and there is important information on the
back of the cards. The findmypast cited link above also lists other digital
collections.

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg OBE for information on this new collection.

I have no affiliation with findmypast and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (UK) Britain Enemy Aliens and Internees WW I and WW II Collections #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Recently, findmypast released over 139,000 records of "enemy aliens" who
were investigated during both World Wars. These were released in
association with the (UK) National Archives. The majority of the records
are >from World War II.

These enemy aliens/ foreign nationals were categorized to determine the
threat they posed to national security. Category A designation meant an
immediate threat they posed to national security and need for internment,
Category B were individuals not initially detained but given some
restrictions on travel and ownership. Category C were women-both refugees
or based off their marriage were considered enemy aliens.

A number of those not interned were allowed to serve the British Armed
Forces-in the Pioneer Corps-the only British unit that enemy aliens could
serve in early in the war. These were predominately Jews and political
opponents of the Nazi regime. I normally only report on subscription site
collections that are made available at no charge, but due to the nature of
these records and the large number of Jews in World War II who had escaped
to England >from Germany and Austria who ended up fighting for the British.
By the end of World War II, one in seven Jewish refugees joined the British
forces. Many of these men appear in the records.

To read more go to Thomas MacEntee's posting on GeneaPress at:
http://www.geneapress.com/2016/08/findmypast-releases-britain-enemy.html

To search the records go to:
http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/britain-enemy-aliens-and-internees-first-and-second-world-wars
[or http://tinyurl.com/jph3uzr --Mod.]

If you do not have a subscription to findmypast, their database is available
at Family History Centers/Libraries available to use at no charge.

Findmypast put together a number of collections available at the National
Archives (England and Wales) to make this particular block of records. The
cards are >from the HO 396 series of records at the National Archives. You
may search these through the National Archives online site discovery at:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9260 . Apparently, only
the cards' fronts were digitized and there is important information on the
back of the cards. The findmypast cited link above also lists other digital
collections.

Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg OBE for information on this new collection.

I have no affiliation with findmypast and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(Europe) European Days of Jewish Culture September 4, 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sunday, 4 September is the European Day of Jewish Culture (EDJC)-it
encompasses over two dozen countries celebrating. This year's theme is
"Jewish Languages". Some countries celebrate on more than one day. Italy
will be celebrating on September 18. Events range >from exhibits to concerts
to conferences to performances to guided tours, food tastings, symposia,
book fairs, publications and more.

Jewish languages compromise many different languages: Hebrew, Greek,
Ladino, Aramaic, Yiddish, Judeo-Arabic, Russian and many more.

To find country specific programs go to:
http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/edjc/2016
And click on the drop down box that says "countries".

To look at data and subject matters go to:
http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/edjc
There is also an article by Hanna Lorer on Jewish Languages.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Europe) European Days of Jewish Culture September 4, 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Sunday, 4 September is the European Day of Jewish Culture (EDJC)-it
encompasses over two dozen countries celebrating. This year's theme is
"Jewish Languages". Some countries celebrate on more than one day. Italy
will be celebrating on September 18. Events range >from exhibits to concerts
to conferences to performances to guided tours, food tastings, symposia,
book fairs, publications and more.

Jewish languages compromise many different languages: Hebrew, Greek,
Ladino, Aramaic, Yiddish, Judeo-Arabic, Russian and many more.

To find country specific programs go to:
http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/edjc/2016
And click on the drop down box that says "countries".

To look at data and subject matters go to:
http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/edjc
There is also an article by Hanna Lorer on Jewish Languages.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Yochevet BELINKOFF CHERNYAKOV #belarus

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

I am searching for the descendants of my father's oldest sister, Yochevet
BELINKOFF CHERNYAKOV, known as Julia in the US. She was born about 1873 in
Gomel, now Belarus, a fraternal twin to her brother Elya. She married
Nochim Lazar Chernyakov on 3/3/1896, and moved to the Ukraine. She
immigrated to the US in 1929, probably under another name, intimating a
second marriage in Europe. She died, probably in Philadelphia about 1939.

She had at least three children. The eldest was a daughter, born about
1897. She married, raised a family, and survived WWII. We had brief
correspondence with her after the war, but lost contact in the 1950s. It is
her descendants that I am seeking.

Her second child was a boy named Shmuel, Sam in the US, born about 1899, and
immigrated to the US, probably in 1913, at the age of 14. He lived in
Youngstown, Ohio, but disappeared in the 1920s. I have very little
information about him.

Her third child was a son named Yoel, Yale in the US, born about 1901, and
immigrated to the US in 1913 at the age of 12, probably with his brother.
He lived in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was widely known as a newspaper
vendor. He died in 1954, never married, and left no descendants. Both boys
went by the name Charnak in the US.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
Researching BELINKOFF, PINTCHUK, MAGIDSON


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yochevet BELINKOFF CHERNYAKOV #belarus

Adar Belinkoff <adar@...>
 

I am searching for the descendants of my father's oldest sister, Yochevet
BELINKOFF CHERNYAKOV, known as Julia in the US. She was born about 1873 in
Gomel, now Belarus, a fraternal twin to her brother Elya. She married
Nochim Lazar Chernyakov on 3/3/1896, and moved to the Ukraine. She
immigrated to the US in 1929, probably under another name, intimating a
second marriage in Europe. She died, probably in Philadelphia about 1939.

She had at least three children. The eldest was a daughter, born about
1897. She married, raised a family, and survived WWII. We had brief
correspondence with her after the war, but lost contact in the 1950s. It is
her descendants that I am seeking.

Her second child was a boy named Shmuel, Sam in the US, born about 1899, and
immigrated to the US, probably in 1913, at the age of 14. He lived in
Youngstown, Ohio, but disappeared in the 1920s. I have very little
information about him.

Her third child was a son named Yoel, Yale in the US, born about 1901, and
immigrated to the US in 1913 at the age of 12, probably with his brother.
He lived in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was widely known as a newspaper
vendor. He died in 1954, never married, and left no descendants. Both boys
went by the name Charnak in the US.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
Researching BELINKOFF, PINTCHUK, MAGIDSON


Yochevet Belinkoff Chernyakov #ukraine

adar@...
 

I am searching for the descendants of my father's oldest sister, Yochevet
Belinkoff Chernyakov, known as Julia in the US. She was born about 1873 in
Gomel, now Belarus, a fraternal twin to her brother Elya. She married
Nochim Lazar Chernyakov on 3/3/1896, and moved to the Ukraine. She
immigrated to the US in 1929, probably under another name, intimating a
second marriage in Europe. She died, probably in Philadelphia about 1939.

She had at least three children. The eldest was a daughter, born about
1897. She married, raised a family, and survived WWII. We had brief
correspondence with her after the war, but lost contact in the 1950s. It is
her descendants that I am seeking.

Her second child was a boy named Shmuel, Sam in the US, born about 1899, and
immigrated to the US, probably in 1913, at the age of 14. He lived in
Youngstown, Ohio, but disappeared in the 1920s. I have very little
information about him.

Her third child was a son named Yoel, Yale in the US, born about 1901, and
immigrated to the US in 1913 at the age of 12, probably with his brother.
He lived in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was widely known as a newspaper
vendor. He died in 1954, never married, and left no descendants. Both boys
went by the name Charnak in the US.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
Researching BELINKOFF, PINTCHUK, MAGIDSON


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yochevet Belinkoff Chernyakov #ukraine

adar@...
 

I am searching for the descendants of my father's oldest sister, Yochevet
Belinkoff Chernyakov, known as Julia in the US. She was born about 1873 in
Gomel, now Belarus, a fraternal twin to her brother Elya. She married
Nochim Lazar Chernyakov on 3/3/1896, and moved to the Ukraine. She
immigrated to the US in 1929, probably under another name, intimating a
second marriage in Europe. She died, probably in Philadelphia about 1939.

She had at least three children. The eldest was a daughter, born about
1897. She married, raised a family, and survived WWII. We had brief
correspondence with her after the war, but lost contact in the 1950s. It is
her descendants that I am seeking.

Her second child was a boy named Shmuel, Sam in the US, born about 1899, and
immigrated to the US, probably in 1913, at the age of 14. He lived in
Youngstown, Ohio, but disappeared in the 1920s. I have very little
information about him.

Her third child was a son named Yoel, Yale in the US, born about 1901, and
immigrated to the US in 1913 at the age of 12, probably with his brother.
He lived in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was widely known as a newspaper
vendor. He died in 1954, never married, and left no descendants. Both boys
went by the name Charnak in the US.

Adar Belinkoff
Claremont, CA
Researching BELINKOFF, PINTCHUK, MAGIDSON


Seeking SIEGEL family - Mosbach and Chicago #germany

hansmartin.unger@...
 

Dear Genners

in my line comes a Isidor BAER, born 11.10.1886 of Billigheim and dies
27.1.1942 Rio de Janeiro. His father Gerson BAER of Billigheim/Mosbach
and his mother Flora SIEGEL,born 15.3.1893.

I know that the family SIEGEL emigrated to Chicago and I'm looking for
the date of death Thank you, very best,

Hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch


German SIG #Germany Seeking SIEGEL family - Mosbach and Chicago #germany

hansmartin.unger@...
 

Dear Genners

in my line comes a Isidor BAER, born 11.10.1886 of Billigheim and dies
27.1.1942 Rio de Janeiro. His father Gerson BAER of Billigheim/Mosbach
and his mother Flora SIEGEL,born 15.3.1893.

I know that the family SIEGEL emigrated to Chicago and I'm looking for
the date of death Thank you, very best,

Hansmartin Unger, St. Gallen, Switzerland hansmartin.unger@sunrise.ch


Translation #poland

harriets@...
 

I have posted a Polish death record on Jewish Gen View Mate # VM50020.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50020

I would appreciate a translation. Names and dates of most interest.
Thank you in advance.

Harriet Soroka Schlinger

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Translation #poland

harriets@...
 

I have posted a Polish death record on Jewish Gen View Mate # VM50020.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50020

I would appreciate a translation. Names and dates of most interest.
Thank you in advance.

Harriet Soroka Schlinger

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the ViewMate form.


ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello group,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction of da=
ta. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

1. Death Record of Zlata Gela SZTERNBLIC in Lublin, Poland.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50036

2. Birth Record of Chuna SZTAJNFELD in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50038

3. Death Record of Estera SZTERNBLIC in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50037

4. Birth Record of Jakub SZTAJNFELD in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50040

5. Birth Record of Pesa SZTAJNFELD in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50039

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate translation request - Russian #poland

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello group,
I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction of da=
ta. It is on ViewMate at the following addresses.

1. Death Record of Zlata Gela SZTERNBLIC in Lublin, Poland.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50036

2. Birth Record of Chuna SZTAJNFELD in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50038

3. Death Record of Estera SZTERNBLIC in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50037

4. Birth Record of Jakub SZTAJNFELD in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50040

5. Birth Record of Pesa SZTAJNFELD in Lublin, Poland
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM50039

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, Arizona

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