Date   
bouncing e-mails ??? #yizkorbooks

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Folks,
When a message you send to another researcher listed in the JGFF or FTJP,
fails to be delivered, please report the bounce to
<lostNfound@...>. In your message, provide your own full
name and JGID, and the name and JGID of the person with the bounced e-mail.

Under the leadership of Saul Goldstone we have a considerable group of
volunteers who contact people in their local area who have changed their
e-mail addresses but have neglected to notify JewishGen. The ability to
connect with another researcher who may have a connection to your own
research is vital and the reason we established the lostNfound help desk.

If you are willing to devote some time to helping in this effort, please
contact Saul at
<sgoldstone@...> and provide him with your home address and
specify the towns to which you are willing to make phone calls. These can
be as wide an area as you like. Please consider joining in the effort to
find all researchers who are lost.

Many thanks for helping with this.
Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks bouncing e-mails ??? #yizkorbooks

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Folks,
When a message you send to another researcher listed in the JGFF or FTJP,
fails to be delivered, please report the bounce to
<lostNfound@...>. In your message, provide your own full
name and JGID, and the name and JGID of the person with the bounced e-mail.

Under the leadership of Saul Goldstone we have a considerable group of
volunteers who contact people in their local area who have changed their
e-mail addresses but have neglected to notify JewishGen. The ability to
connect with another researcher who may have a connection to your own
research is vital and the reason we established the lostNfound help desk.

If you are willing to devote some time to helping in this effort, please
contact Saul at
<sgoldstone@...> and provide him with your home address and
specify the towns to which you are willing to make phone calls. These can
be as wide an area as you like. Please consider joining in the effort to
find all researchers who are lost.

Many thanks for helping with this.
Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Payment to Czech National Archives--Results #austria-czech

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

On 1 Feb 2005 I posted an inquiry about how to pay the Czech National
Archives for a document. I received several messages advising me that
rather than wiring funds, it was possible to pay with a personal check in
US$ dollars. One correspondent told me this was also possible with Canadian
dollars. However, a few people suggested that certain insurance and other
requirements made paying with European currencies more difficult.

I sent my personal check by regular airmail on 4 February.

The document arrived yesterday. Note that the Archives sent it by certified
mail, so I had to pick it up at the Post Office. It appears to be a
complete transcription >from the Jewish records, including the cause of
death.

Thank you all for your help.
Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Payment to Czech National Archives--Results #austria-czech

m leonards <m_leonards@...>
 

On 1 Feb 2005 I posted an inquiry about how to pay the Czech National
Archives for a document. I received several messages advising me that
rather than wiring funds, it was possible to pay with a personal check in
US$ dollars. One correspondent told me this was also possible with Canadian
dollars. However, a few people suggested that certain insurance and other
requirements made paying with European currencies more difficult.

I sent my personal check by regular airmail on 4 February.

The document arrived yesterday. Note that the Archives sent it by certified
mail, so I had to pick it up at the Post Office. It appears to be a
complete transcription >from the Jewish records, including the cause of
death.

Thank you all for your help.
Monica Leonards
suburban Philadelphia

bouncing e-mails ??? #austria-czech

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Folks,
When a message you send to another researcher listed in the JGFF or FTJP,
fails to be delivered, please report the bounce to
<lostNfound@...>. In your message, provide your own full
name and JGID, and the name and JGID of the person with the bounced e-mail.

Under the leadership of Saul Goldstone we have a considerable group of
volunteers who contact people in their local area who have changed their
e-mail addresses but have neglected to notify JewishGen. The ability to
connect with another researcher who may have a connection to your own
research is vital and the reason we established the lostNfound help desk.

If you are willing to devote some time to helping in this effort, please
contact Saul at
<sgoldstone@...> and provide him with your home address and
specify the towns to which you are willing to make phone calls. These can
be as wide an area as you like. Please consider joining in the effort to
find all researchers who are lost.

Many thanks for helping with this.
Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech bouncing e-mails ??? #austria-czech

Carol W. Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Folks,
When a message you send to another researcher listed in the JGFF or FTJP,
fails to be delivered, please report the bounce to
<lostNfound@...>. In your message, provide your own full
name and JGID, and the name and JGID of the person with the bounced e-mail.

Under the leadership of Saul Goldstone we have a considerable group of
volunteers who contact people in their local area who have changed their
e-mail addresses but have neglected to notify JewishGen. The ability to
connect with another researcher who may have a connection to your own
research is vital and the reason we established the lostNfound help desk.

If you are willing to devote some time to helping in this effort, please
contact Saul at
<sgoldstone@...> and provide him with your home address and
specify the towns to which you are willing to make phone calls. These can
be as wide an area as you like. Please consider joining in the effort to
find all researchers who are lost.

Many thanks for helping with this.
Carol

Carol W. Skydell, Vice President
JewishGen Special Projects

Re: Family Tree is online (Sarah Krein) #austria-czech

Sarah Krein <sarah@...>
 

Celia
You hit post luck as it is only Winkler and Wilder who
are >from Austria
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 2:39 PM
To: austriaczech@...
Cc: Sarah Krein
Subject: Re: [austriaczech] Family Tree is online (Sarah Krein)

Sarah Krein of Tel Aviv has kindly sent us the url of
her online family tree {79 different family names}:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/r/e/Sarah-D-Krein/index.html


Could I make a plea? As this is the Austria-Czech
group of Jewishgen - it would be useful to highlight
the families that came >from this region.

I looked at the list of names and by pure chance hit
upon two Viennese connections: WILDER & WINKLER.
I used my "lucky dip genealogy method". I thought of a
recent celebrity death and then of his glamorous,
iconic wife [both will be nameless!] and then of my
favourite film "Some Like it Hot" and its Viennese
director, Billy WILDER.

However, I have yet to come across another Viennese/
Bohemia/Moravia family. Perhaps I do not know how to
search this on-line tree as rapidly as my "karfiol"
search? Help please....

Celia Male [UK]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Family Tree is online (Sarah Krein) #austria-czech

Sarah Krein <sarah@...>
 

Celia
You hit post luck as it is only Winkler and Wilder who
are >from Austria
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 2:39 PM
To: austriaczech@...
Cc: Sarah Krein
Subject: Re: [austriaczech] Family Tree is online (Sarah Krein)

Sarah Krein of Tel Aviv has kindly sent us the url of
her online family tree {79 different family names}:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/r/e/Sarah-D-Krein/index.html


Could I make a plea? As this is the Austria-Czech
group of Jewishgen - it would be useful to highlight
the families that came >from this region.

I looked at the list of names and by pure chance hit
upon two Viennese connections: WILDER & WINKLER.
I used my "lucky dip genealogy method". I thought of a
recent celebrity death and then of his glamorous,
iconic wife [both will be nameless!] and then of my
favourite film "Some Like it Hot" and its Viennese
director, Billy WILDER.

However, I have yet to come across another Viennese/
Bohemia/Moravia family. Perhaps I do not know how to
search this on-line tree as rapidly as my "karfiol"
search? Help please....

Celia Male [UK]

Fischer, Horowitz #austria-czech

Anita Fischer
 

I have been trying for years to find anyone of my husband's father's
family.His father, Baruch Fischer was born in Chernovitz in 1880.
Baruch's mother's name was Chancie Brum and his father was Fishel Fischer.
Baruch emigrated to America,to San Francisco where he married and had a
son and a daughter. Name of daughter was Anna, son's name unknown.
After the earthquake in 1906, he left wife and children and returned to Europe.
He later enlisted in the Austrian army and fought in WW1. He kept in touch
with his children. He married again in Vienna and my husband, Walter
Fischer was born in 1930. In 1938, Walter, his father and a friend of
his father left Austria and tried to enter Switzerland. Entering illegally,
they were arrested, jailed and returned to France. They then went to
Vichy France. Walter and the friend ended up in a camp in Gurs. His father
went to Marseille to find work. Walter never saw his father again.
When Vichy fell, Walter got into Switzerland and was allowed to stay.
He eventually came to Canada. Many years later, while visiting Vienna,
I asked a family member if there had been any other family on the fathers
side and was told yes, a family with a daughter. Walter thinks their
name was Horowitz. That's all we know. We also know that the daughter
from California was living in Buffalo, NY in 1938. I realize that this
is like trying to find a needle in a haystack but if anyone can help,
maybe Jewishgen can

Anita Fischer,
Montreal, Canada.

FISCHER, BRUM, HOROWITZ- VIENNA

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fischer, Horowitz #austria-czech

Anita Fischer
 

I have been trying for years to find anyone of my husband's father's
family.His father, Baruch Fischer was born in Chernovitz in 1880.
Baruch's mother's name was Chancie Brum and his father was Fishel Fischer.
Baruch emigrated to America,to San Francisco where he married and had a
son and a daughter. Name of daughter was Anna, son's name unknown.
After the earthquake in 1906, he left wife and children and returned to Europe.
He later enlisted in the Austrian army and fought in WW1. He kept in touch
with his children. He married again in Vienna and my husband, Walter
Fischer was born in 1930. In 1938, Walter, his father and a friend of
his father left Austria and tried to enter Switzerland. Entering illegally,
they were arrested, jailed and returned to France. They then went to
Vichy France. Walter and the friend ended up in a camp in Gurs. His father
went to Marseille to find work. Walter never saw his father again.
When Vichy fell, Walter got into Switzerland and was allowed to stay.
He eventually came to Canada. Many years later, while visiting Vienna,
I asked a family member if there had been any other family on the fathers
side and was told yes, a family with a daughter. Walter thinks their
name was Horowitz. That's all we know. We also know that the daughter
from California was living in Buffalo, NY in 1938. I realize that this
is like trying to find a needle in a haystack but if anyone can help,
maybe Jewishgen can

Anita Fischer,
Montreal, Canada.

FISCHER, BRUM, HOROWITZ- VIENNA

Re: Theresienstadt #austria-czech

News Subsystem <news@...>
 

On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 15:37:47 UTC, judy@... (Judy Earnshaw) opined:

Hoping someone can help with this query which is >from my WERTHEIMER
research in Bratislava.

I have a Samuel SCHENK and under his name, where the name of the
birth place is usually listed, the researcher has typed
'Theresienstadt 197 Bla'.The Google search produces the Holocaust years,
but Samuel SCHENK would have been born c1820-1830 and his death
would have been prior to the 1930s.

Thanking you
Judy Earnshaw (nee Wertheimer)
Sorrento, Western Australia
You don't say what the problem is, but I assume that you wonder why a 19th
century birthplace is shown as a WWII concentration camp.

The answer is simply that Terezin (the place known in German as
Theresienstadt) was not a camp like others. Terezin existed as a village
before the war, and is inhabited as a village today. It was used by the
German invaders as a "model" resettlement site for Jews (complete with a
wooded park where the children could be seen playing), intended to delude
agencies such as the Red Cross into believing that it was a humane place to
put Jews, and was typical of other "resettlement" sites to which those
agencies were not invited for inspection. All psychologists know that it is
easy to delude a person who wants to be deluded, and the example of Terezin
proves it. In fact, Terezin was for its inhabitants only a way station on
the way to such places as Auschwitz.

Terezin is also different >from other Bohemian villages, in that it consists
largely of large apartment blocks of three or so storeys,. I doubt that it
was so in the early 19th century, but it was certainly a normal place to be
born. I believe that the kind of residential structures was what made it
suitable for the German purpose. And I think the blocks were built in order
to accomodate the employees of nearby industry, but I don't know that.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.

New Book: "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary" #general

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has just published a "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of
Hungary." It provides information about more than 12,000 towns within the
19th-century borders of the Kingdom of Hungary that today comprise regions
of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and
Ukraine. For each community, information by religion is provided for the
population. If there was no synagogue (or church), the town where each
congregation worshiped is indicated. This is key to identifying the Roman
Catholic diocese, the church of record for the events of all faiths,
including Jewish, prior to civil registration in the 1850s. It is also
useful in searching possible places of burial. Additional information about
each town includes alternate names and its current name if no longer in
Hungary. Towns can be searched alphabetically by their current name, former
name or alternate name(s).

The author is Jordan Auslander of the New York Jewish Genealogical Society.
Auslander spent more than five years compiling the information which was
based on the 1877 gazetteer, "Magyarorszag Helysegnevtara" (Hungarian
Gazetteer), by Janos Dvorzsak.

For additional information, go to http://www.avotaynu.com/books/hungary.htm.
At the site is the Table of Contents, a sample page >from the gazetteer, and
a sample page >from the appendix which provides contemporary names for towns
in the former Kingdom of Hungary.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Theresienstadt #general

News Subsystem <news@...>
 

On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 15:37:47 UTC, judy@... (Judy Earnshaw) opined:

Hoping someone can help with this query which is >from my WERTHEIMER
research in Bratislava.

I have a Samuel SCHENK and under his name, where the name of the
birth place is usually listed, the researcher has typed
'Theresienstadt 197 Bla'.The Google search produces the Holocaust years,
but Samuel SCHENK would have been born c1820-1830 and his death
would have been prior to the 1930s.

Thanking you
Judy Earnshaw (nee Wertheimer)
Sorrento, Western Australia
You don't say what the problem is, but I assume that you wonder why a 19th
century birthplace is shown as a WWII concentration camp.

The answer is simply that Terezin (the place known in German as
Theresienstadt) was not a camp like others. Terezin existed as a village
before the war, and is inhabited as a village today. It was used by the
German invaders as a "model" resettlement site for Jews (complete with a
wooded park where the children could be seen playing), intended to delude
agencies such as the Red Cross into believing that it was a humane place to
put Jews, and was typical of other "resettlement" sites to which those
agencies were not invited for inspection. All psychologists know that it is
easy to delude a person who wants to be deluded, and the example of Terezin
proves it. In fact, Terezin was for its inhabitants only a way station on
the way to such places as Auschwitz.

Terezin is also different >from other Bohemian villages, in that it consists
largely of large apartment blocks of three or so storeys,. I doubt that it
was so in the early 19th century, but it was certainly a normal place to be
born. I believe that the kind of residential structures was what made it
suitable for the German purpose. And I think the blocks were built in order
to accomodate the employees of nearby industry, but I don't know that.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the URL is:
http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address is
not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the URL
above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email form
there.

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Book: "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary" #general

Gary Mokotoff- <mokotoff@...>
 

Avotaynu has just published a "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of
Hungary." It provides information about more than 12,000 towns within the
19th-century borders of the Kingdom of Hungary that today comprise regions
of Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and
Ukraine. For each community, information by religion is provided for the
population. If there was no synagogue (or church), the town where each
congregation worshiped is indicated. This is key to identifying the Roman
Catholic diocese, the church of record for the events of all faiths,
including Jewish, prior to civil registration in the 1850s. It is also
useful in searching possible places of burial. Additional information about
each town includes alternate names and its current name if no longer in
Hungary. Towns can be searched alphabetically by their current name, former
name or alternate name(s).

The author is Jordan Auslander of the New York Jewish Genealogical Society.
Auslander spent more than five years compiling the information which was
based on the 1877 gazetteer, "Magyarorszag Helysegnevtara" (Hungarian
Gazetteer), by Janos Dvorzsak.

For additional information, go to http://www.avotaynu.com/books/hungary.htm.
At the site is the Table of Contents, a sample page >from the gazetteer, and
a sample page >from the appendix which provides contemporary names for towns
in the former Kingdom of Hungary.

Henry and Hertha KLEIN/CLINE - London - 1940's #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am trying to locate any piece of information about my G-Grandmother's
cousin Henry KLEIN/CLINE. His original surname was KLEINER, but I
have good reasons to believe he changed to Klein.

He was married to a woman called Hertha (most probably >from Germany).
I don't know if they ever had any children or not.

A photo of this couple can be seen at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=1820

Henry's father was called Joel.

Henry and Hertha used to live in the St.John's Wood area in London, probably
in the 1940's. By then they were old people, so I would estimate they were
born in the 1890's and died in the 1960's. This is just an educated guess.

I will very much appreciate any help in getting any information about this
couple or their descendants.

Kind Regards,

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare
Ireland

SLIZAK, SANDAL, FELDMAN, WOLFSON, ZYLBERKRANTZ, DOMB - Miedzyrzec/Lukow
(Pol)
SPOSOB/SPOSEEP - Kurytnycja, Lyuboml (Ukr), Chelm, Dubenka (Pol), USA;
FARBER - Kiyev (Ukr), Argentina; GURFINKEL - Hrubieszow (Pol)
KLEINER/KLEIN - Hrubieszow, Chrzanow, Sieniawa (Pol), UK;
PLOJT, PLOIT - Vladimir Volynskiy, Ozdziutycze, Kovel (Ukr), Argentina;
JAEGER, (Eastern Galicia);

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Henry and Hertha KLEIN/CLINE - London - 1940's #general

Yaacov Slizak <yslizak@...>
 

Dear Friends,

I am trying to locate any piece of information about my G-Grandmother's
cousin Henry KLEIN/CLINE. His original surname was KLEINER, but I
have good reasons to believe he changed to Klein.

He was married to a woman called Hertha (most probably >from Germany).
I don't know if they ever had any children or not.

A photo of this couple can be seen at:
http://data.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/all/viewmateview.asp?key=1820

Henry's father was called Joel.

Henry and Hertha used to live in the St.John's Wood area in London, probably
in the 1940's. By then they were old people, so I would estimate they were
born in the 1890's and died in the 1960's. This is just an educated guess.

I will very much appreciate any help in getting any information about this
couple or their descendants.

Kind Regards,

Yaacov Slizak
Ennis, Co.Clare
Ireland

SLIZAK, SANDAL, FELDMAN, WOLFSON, ZYLBERKRANTZ, DOMB - Miedzyrzec/Lukow
(Pol)
SPOSOB/SPOSEEP - Kurytnycja, Lyuboml (Ukr), Chelm, Dubenka (Pol), USA;
FARBER - Kiyev (Ukr), Argentina; GURFINKEL - Hrubieszow (Pol)
KLEINER/KLEIN - Hrubieszow, Chrzanow, Sieniawa (Pol), UK;
PLOJT, PLOIT - Vladimir Volynskiy, Ozdziutycze, Kovel (Ukr), Argentina;
JAEGER, (Eastern Galicia);

FUTTERMAN/Warsaw/Grodno #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Hello!

I am researching the surname: FUTTERMAN >from Warsaw (environs) and Grodno.

Specifically Banet (Barney) FUTTERMAN married to Zlata LEVINSON originally
from Bialystok, both born in the 1870-80s and emigrated to NYC at the turn
of the century.

The name was also spelled FUTERMAN and eventually became FULTERMAN. This
family first lived on the Lower East Side and then in Brooklyn.

If you have relatives with these surnames and >from these places, please
contact me privately.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FUTTERMAN/Warsaw/Grodno #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Hello!

I am researching the surname: FUTTERMAN >from Warsaw (environs) and Grodno.

Specifically Banet (Barney) FUTTERMAN married to Zlata LEVINSON originally
from Bialystok, both born in the 1870-80s and emigrated to NYC at the turn
of the century.

The name was also spelled FUTERMAN and eventually became FULTERMAN. This
family first lived on the Lower East Side and then in Brooklyn.

If you have relatives with these surnames and >from these places, please
contact me privately.

Many thanks!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@...

Polish Geography Question #general

Devin and Julia Van Zandt (Home) <sonar230@...>
 

Hello, I received a death certificate today which is a rather horrible
copy (but I am so grateful to have it). For place of birth the
certificate reads quite clearly, "City and State of S-(illegible
scribble), Poland." It definitely starts with an S, and it might be
Suvalki but I can't be certain. Can any of you who know Polish historical
geography better than me (that's all of you, actually) come up with any
OTHER gubernia or provinces that started with the letter S and contained a
city of the same name? This person was born around 1850. Her parents
last names were (again, awful copy) Veberman, or maybe Zeberman, and
Selay, or maybe Selaz. I don't see those names in Suwalki, so am
wondering if I'm looking in the wrong place.

Thank you very much, Julia VZ

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish Geography Question #general

Devin and Julia Van Zandt (Home) <sonar230@...>
 

Hello, I received a death certificate today which is a rather horrible
copy (but I am so grateful to have it). For place of birth the
certificate reads quite clearly, "City and State of S-(illegible
scribble), Poland." It definitely starts with an S, and it might be
Suvalki but I can't be certain. Can any of you who know Polish historical
geography better than me (that's all of you, actually) come up with any
OTHER gubernia or provinces that started with the letter S and contained a
city of the same name? This person was born around 1850. Her parents
last names were (again, awful copy) Veberman, or maybe Zeberman, and
Selay, or maybe Selaz. I don't see those names in Suwalki, so am
wondering if I'm looking in the wrong place.

Thank you very much, Julia VZ