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Re: SHIRKIN in Johannesburg #southafrica

Sarah Krein <sarah@...>
 

Dear Martin,

My uncle is a Sirkin and I believe he has his tree on the internet.
Look for "Louis Leibe Sirkin"

Kind regards
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Miller [mailto:millerm@...]
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 5:19 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] SHIRKIN in Johannesburg


Thanks to the database at http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe, I
am now researching another name.

According to the 1927 arrivals, it looks like my wife's great uncle was
traveling to a cousin, one H. SHIRKIN at 29 Upp. Ross Str Doornfontein, Jhb.

We have hundreds of names on the family tree, but this one is a new one.

I'd be grateful for any information or suggestions.

All the best,


Martin D. Miller
Syracuse, NY

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: SHIRKIN in Johannesburg #southafrica

Sarah Krein <sarah@...>
 

Dear Martin,

My uncle is a Sirkin and I believe he has his tree on the internet.
Look for "Louis Leibe Sirkin"

Kind regards
Sarah

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Miller [mailto:millerm@...]
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 5:19 AM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] SHIRKIN in Johannesburg


Thanks to the database at http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe, I
am now researching another name.

According to the 1927 arrivals, it looks like my wife's great uncle was
traveling to a cousin, one H. SHIRKIN at 29 Upp. Ross Str Doornfontein, Jhb.

We have hundreds of names on the family tree, but this one is a new one.

I'd be grateful for any information or suggestions.

All the best,


Martin D. Miller
Syracuse, NY

Re: Chower Rabbi Jehudah and OPPENHEIMER family #germany

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
Eva Lewin Radding writes:
...my earliest known ancestor in this branch of the family is described
as follows:
... Chower Rabbi Jehudah...
"Chover" (literally "friend") is a term denoting great
respect in Jewish scholarly circles.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Chower Rabbi Jehudah and OPPENHEIMER family #jewishgen

Harvey <harvey@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
Eva Lewin Radding writes:
...my earliest known ancestor in this branch of the family is described
as follows:
... Chower Rabbi Jehudah...
"Chover" (literally "friend") is a term denoting great
respect in Jewish scholarly circles.

Harvey L Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

Gooblar/Ziff families Leeds, Yorkshire, UK #jewishgen

sandrabergman <sandrabergman@...>
 

I am a cousin to the above. Sonny and Audrey Gooblar and Dolly Ziff.
I would like to be in contact with them again.

I am also searching for Anita Gold (or Gould) who lived in
Sholebroke View until the sixties in Leeds.

If you know them please will you give them my email address.
honeychile@...

Many thanks,


Sandra Bergman, nee Michael
Melbourne
Australia

Researching: GOOBLAR, ZIFF, COHEN, MOSKAL, BERGMAN,
ETTINGER, WAPNER, PURCELL, PUCHINSKY, MICHAEL, MICHAELS,
MICHAELOVITCH OR SIMILAR.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gooblar/Ziff families Leeds, Yorkshire, UK #jewishgen

sandrabergman <sandrabergman@...>
 

I am a cousin to the above. Sonny and Audrey Gooblar and Dolly Ziff.
I would like to be in contact with them again.

I am also searching for Anita Gold (or Gould) who lived in
Sholebroke View until the sixties in Leeds.

If you know them please will you give them my email address.
honeychile@...

Many thanks,


Sandra Bergman, nee Michael
Melbourne
Australia

Researching: GOOBLAR, ZIFF, COHEN, MOSKAL, BERGMAN,
ETTINGER, WAPNER, PURCELL, PUCHINSKY, MICHAEL, MICHAELS,
MICHAELOVITCH OR SIMILAR.

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately

Theresienstadt #jewishgen

Judy Earnshaw <judy@...>
 

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

Researching : WERTHEIMER - SCHENK - BOSCHAN -
WEINBERGER - KLEIN - EISS - Bratislava - Pezinok

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Theresienstadt #jewishgen

Judy Earnshaw <judy@...>
 

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

Researching : WERTHEIMER - SCHENK - BOSCHAN -
WEINBERGER - KLEIN - EISS - Bratislava - Pezinok

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

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

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.