Date   
Slavish translation #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi there,

What does the following say? Really what I most want
to know is what sort of document is it? Is it perhaps
a will -- an indication that Jakob Morgenstern has
recently perished?

It is an official document (I believe written in
Slavish) >from 1929 Murska Sobota.

Gospod Jakob Morgenstern Sullinci
Danes sem v sveh Vasih zadevah napravil sledeci
obracun:
Glasom priloge 1/ je razvidno, koliko denarja
sem prejel v vseh Vasih zadevah, kakor tudi v vseh
zadevah Vase hcerke.
Prejel sem namrec znesek po Din 23.034.-
Glasom priloge 2/ sem imel v zadevi
Vasi in Jolanke sledece stroske in izdatke:

[ a listing of similar money items follows and the
total of all of them is given ]

I greatly appreciate your help. If my guess that this
document is a will or will related, then I have a very
good estimate of my ggf's year of death.

Sztoroszhevoje #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Michael Goodman wrote:
"I'm attempting to find out more info on a family member who was conscripted
"into the Hungarian Labor Battalions; specifically, if anyone knows where I
"might find a unit history and/or the location of the town of SZTOROSZHEVOJE,
"where my family member (Great Uncle) apparently is buried? "

I cannot answer exactly to your question. But it is clear for me that SZT
is an abbreviation for SZENT (= Saint). So you should look for SZENT
OROSZHEVOJE. Moreover Orosz means "Russian" and there are a dozen of
villages the name of which begins by Orosz.
Good luck !

Georges GRANER (Paris, France)
georges.graner@...
Webmaster of Cercle de Généalogie Juive www.genealoj.org

JFRA Israel - Herzliya - Monday, Dec. 6 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

All family history researchers are cordially invited
to the next meeting of JFRA Israel's Herzliya branch,
when JFRA Israel will again welcome one of the
foremost contemporary Jewish genealogy experts, noted
genealogist/author Dr. Neil Rosenstein, who will be
visiting >from America.
Dr. Rosenstein's illustrated talks are always
detailed, informative and not to be missed.

JFRA Herzliya
7.30 pm, Monday, December 6
doors open 7 pm
Beth Protea, 5 Asher Barash St., Herzliya

Noted author/genealogist Dr. Neil Rosenstein of New
Jersey, will speak on his recent book, "The Lurie
Legacy," (Avotaynu).
The South African-born surgeon, a Lurie descendant,
has spent more than 40 years in research, authored
many Jewish genealogy books and articles, spoken to
societies in several countries and at annual
conferences, while continuing his intensive research.

The Lurie family claims direct descent >from King David
and traces its genealogy to the 10th century BCE,
including the prophet Isaiah, Hillel haNasi, Rashi,
Felix Mendelssohn, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Yehudi
Menuhin, Sr. Immanuel Jakobvits, Helena Rubinstein and
many others. Its major branches are also linked to the
Epstein, Eskeles, Heilprin, Isserles,
Katzenellenbogen, Margolit, Meisel, Mendelssohn,
Pereira, Weidenfeld, Wulff families. Geographically,
branches were in Mogilev, Bykhov, Minsk-Pinsk, Slutzk,
Bobruisk, Warsaw, Lublin, Italy and other communities.

Born in Cape Town, Dr. Rosenstein studied medicine at
the University of Cape Town and interned in Israel;
specialized in surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospitals of
Cleveland and New York City, and the University of
Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ.

Light refreshments.
JFRA members/residents, no charge; others, NIS 15.
REMINDER: 2005 JFRA dues accepted at this meeting. NIS
100, single; NIS 160, couple. Checks payable to JFRA.

Info/directions: Channi Hurvitz,
channi@...

We look forward to welcoming you on Monday, December
6.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@...
schelly@...

JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wednesday, Dec. 8 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

All family history researchers are cordially invited
to JFRA Ra'anana's next meeting.

JFRA Ra'anana
7.30 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 8
(Doors open 7 pm)
Bet Fischer
5 Klausner St.
Ra'anana

Professor H. Daniel Wagner (Weizmann Instistute), one
of Israel's top genealogy experts, will present an
updated illustrated program, "The Colorful Cemtery of
Zdunska Wola," (near Lodz, Poland).

Based on his Jerusalem conference program, Danny has
updated the education and restoration project of a
very special cemetery. He has just returned from
Poland with a progress report and more photographs.
The project involves Israeli and Polish youth working
together, a website, a database and more.
A photographic census of the largest Jewish cemetery
in the region, founded in 1828, shows that many of the
1,200 gravestones had vivid colors.

A JRI-Poland board member, he coordinates both the
Grodzisk Mazowiecki Archive Project and the Zdunska
Wola JRI Shtetl co-op (and town leader), and chairs
the Organization of Former Residents of Zdunska Wola
in Israel. An Israel Genealogical Society member, he
co-chaired the 2004 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in Jerusalem and has authored some 10
papers.

Professionally, he is Livni Professor of Materials
Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in
Rehovot.

JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15.
REMINDER: 2005 JFRA dues will be accepted at this
meeting. NIS 100, single; NIS 160, couple. Checks
payable to JFRA.

Info/directions: Chair Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@...

SAVE THE DATE:
JFRA Israel annual meeting
Wednesday, January 12, 2005


We look forward to welcoming you at JFRA Ra'anana.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
JFRA Israel
schelly@...
schelly@...

Hungary SIG #Hungary Slavish translation #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi there,

What does the following say? Really what I most want
to know is what sort of document is it? Is it perhaps
a will -- an indication that Jakob Morgenstern has
recently perished?

It is an official document (I believe written in
Slavish) >from 1929 Murska Sobota.

Gospod Jakob Morgenstern Sullinci
Danes sem v sveh Vasih zadevah napravil sledeci
obracun:
Glasom priloge 1/ je razvidno, koliko denarja
sem prejel v vseh Vasih zadevah, kakor tudi v vseh
zadevah Vase hcerke.
Prejel sem namrec znesek po Din 23.034.-
Glasom priloge 2/ sem imel v zadevi
Vasi in Jolanke sledece stroske in izdatke:

[ a listing of similar money items follows and the
total of all of them is given ]

I greatly appreciate your help. If my guess that this
document is a will or will related, then I have a very
good estimate of my ggf's year of death.

Hungary SIG #Hungary Sztoroszhevoje #hungary

Georges Graner
 

Michael Goodman wrote:
"I'm attempting to find out more info on a family member who was conscripted
"into the Hungarian Labor Battalions; specifically, if anyone knows where I
"might find a unit history and/or the location of the town of SZTOROSZHEVOJE,
"where my family member (Great Uncle) apparently is buried? "

I cannot answer exactly to your question. But it is clear for me that SZT
is an abbreviation for SZENT (= Saint). So you should look for SZENT
OROSZHEVOJE. Moreover Orosz means "Russian" and there are a dozen of
villages the name of which begins by Orosz.
Good luck !

Georges GRANER (Paris, France)
georges.graner@...
Webmaster of Cercle de Généalogie Juive www.genealoj.org

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Herzliya - Monday, Dec. 6 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

All family history researchers are cordially invited
to the next meeting of JFRA Israel's Herzliya branch,
when JFRA Israel will again welcome one of the
foremost contemporary Jewish genealogy experts, noted
genealogist/author Dr. Neil Rosenstein, who will be
visiting >from America.
Dr. Rosenstein's illustrated talks are always
detailed, informative and not to be missed.

JFRA Herzliya
7.30 pm, Monday, December 6
doors open 7 pm
Beth Protea, 5 Asher Barash St., Herzliya

Noted author/genealogist Dr. Neil Rosenstein of New
Jersey, will speak on his recent book, "The Lurie
Legacy," (Avotaynu).
The South African-born surgeon, a Lurie descendant,
has spent more than 40 years in research, authored
many Jewish genealogy books and articles, spoken to
societies in several countries and at annual
conferences, while continuing his intensive research.

The Lurie family claims direct descent >from King David
and traces its genealogy to the 10th century BCE,
including the prophet Isaiah, Hillel haNasi, Rashi,
Felix Mendelssohn, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Yehudi
Menuhin, Sr. Immanuel Jakobvits, Helena Rubinstein and
many others. Its major branches are also linked to the
Epstein, Eskeles, Heilprin, Isserles,
Katzenellenbogen, Margolit, Meisel, Mendelssohn,
Pereira, Weidenfeld, Wulff families. Geographically,
branches were in Mogilev, Bykhov, Minsk-Pinsk, Slutzk,
Bobruisk, Warsaw, Lublin, Italy and other communities.

Born in Cape Town, Dr. Rosenstein studied medicine at
the University of Cape Town and interned in Israel;
specialized in surgery at Mt. Sinai Hospitals of
Cleveland and New York City, and the University of
Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ.

Light refreshments.
JFRA members/residents, no charge; others, NIS 15.
REMINDER: 2005 JFRA dues accepted at this meeting. NIS
100, single; NIS 160, couple. Checks payable to JFRA.

Info/directions: Channi Hurvitz,
channi@...

We look forward to welcoming you on Monday, December
6.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
President, JFRA Israel
schelly@...
schelly@...

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA Israel - Ra'anana - Wednesday, Dec. 8 #general

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

All family history researchers are cordially invited
to JFRA Ra'anana's next meeting.

JFRA Ra'anana
7.30 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 8
(Doors open 7 pm)
Bet Fischer
5 Klausner St.
Ra'anana

Professor H. Daniel Wagner (Weizmann Instistute), one
of Israel's top genealogy experts, will present an
updated illustrated program, "The Colorful Cemtery of
Zdunska Wola," (near Lodz, Poland).

Based on his Jerusalem conference program, Danny has
updated the education and restoration project of a
very special cemetery. He has just returned from
Poland with a progress report and more photographs.
The project involves Israeli and Polish youth working
together, a website, a database and more.
A photographic census of the largest Jewish cemetery
in the region, founded in 1828, shows that many of the
1,200 gravestones had vivid colors.

A JRI-Poland board member, he coordinates both the
Grodzisk Mazowiecki Archive Project and the Zdunska
Wola JRI Shtetl co-op (and town leader), and chairs
the Organization of Former Residents of Zdunska Wola
in Israel. An Israel Genealogical Society member, he
co-chaired the 2004 International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy in Jerusalem and has authored some 10
papers.

Professionally, he is Livni Professor of Materials
Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in
Rehovot.

JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 15.
REMINDER: 2005 JFRA dues will be accepted at this
meeting. NIS 100, single; NIS 160, couple. Checks
payable to JFRA.

Info/directions: Chair Ingrid Rockberger,
ingrid@...

SAVE THE DATE:
JFRA Israel annual meeting
Wednesday, January 12, 2005


We look forward to welcoming you at JFRA Ra'anana.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Tel Aviv
JFRA Israel
schelly@...
schelly@...

Agudath Achim Bethlehem, PA #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi there! I need a bit of advice >from someone who
knows more about synagogues and (if I am lucky) this
particular one.

My gf Viktor Morgenstern lived near by the present
location of Congregation Agudath Achim in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania >from somewhere around 1924-1926. If this
synagogue was in existance, then he certainly would
have attended here. Would there be any records of his
attendance >from that period?

I would like to get a better handle on his journey
over to the United States. It was an interesting one
in which his papers were stolen. I think that if
records exist that this would be the best indication
of when he first arrived there.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Tampa, Florida, USA
Denise Pfalzer

Hungary SIG #Hungary Agudath Achim Bethlehem, PA #hungary

d pfalzer <d_pfalzer@...>
 

Hi there! I need a bit of advice >from someone who
knows more about synagogues and (if I am lucky) this
particular one.

My gf Viktor Morgenstern lived near by the present
location of Congregation Agudath Achim in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania >from somewhere around 1924-1926. If this
synagogue was in existance, then he certainly would
have attended here. Would there be any records of his
attendance >from that period?

I would like to get a better handle on his journey
over to the United States. It was an interesting one
in which his papers were stolen. I think that if
records exist that this would be the best indication
of when he first arrived there.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Tampa, Florida, USA
Denise Pfalzer

To those searching for PoT submitters from Israel #hungary

Israel P
 

Since the Yad Vashem information became available online, many people have
asked for help in finding submitters with addresses in Israel.

In many cases, it would be much easier to answer these requests if we were told
how the submitter spelled his name in Hebrew letters, when he submitted the
Page.

Israel Pickholtz

Hungary SIG #Hungary To those searching for PoT submitters from Israel #hungary

Israel P
 

Since the Yad Vashem information became available online, many people have
asked for help in finding submitters with addresses in Israel.

In many cases, it would be much easier to answer these requests if we were told
how the submitter spelled his name in Hebrew letters, when he submitted the
Page.

Israel Pickholtz

Re: Letter to the Stars #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Robert Fraser wrote: Whilst checking out the Letter to
the Stars {LTTS} website recently
{http://www.lettertothestars.at}
I found that someone, a 14-year-old girl only
identified by her first name, had written a letter,
published on the website, concerning a relative [of
mine] who was murdered in Terezin. I haven't checked
how common this is, and I wonder what the purpose is -
is it a school history project? Has anyone tried to
contact the writers of letters to one's relatives? Or
is it meant to be anonymous?

LTTS is an educational holocaust project, based on the
DOEW list of Austrian holocaust victims. Children in
Austria released balloons with name tags and messages
to the victims on 5 May 2003.

Some children researched their chosen names in depth
-others just sent a balloon with a short remembrance
message. If you click on the website and choose a
name say Schlesinger or Kohn, [*see footnote on my
previous posting on this website - you have to make
sure there is no space after the family name - ie
bring the cursor right up to the final letter]:

you will see that some names are highlighted in red
and have "betreut von" after them. If you click on
these names you will find out if there is just a short
balloon message or a research project. >from my study
of the website, I note that children chose their
"special person" if they lived/were born in the same
area; had the same name; if the victims were very
young children; or very often - I am sure - if they
had the same birthday. Others may have been chosen at
random, but I suspect there was a specific reason for
most choices. I suggest you follow up these names:

Antonie MORGENSTERN: extensive details of her family
who escaped to the UK and changed their name to
MORGAN. I found her because I entered Holleschau into
the "Geburtsort" [birth place slot]!

Sabine FELDMAN betreut von Sabine [same name choice!]
Gisela SCHLESINGER - details of relatives
Johanna SCHLESINGER; maiden name revealed as KOHN,
children Richard and Kate
Adolf KOHN; revealed as IKG official - Modling, wife
Rosa nee SPRINZELES]
Bernhard KOHN; children Hugo and Stefanie BRADY
Paul KOHN; touching essay on anti-semitism and racism
Maria KOHN; nee Maier, husband Hermann, daughter
Hertha

If you enter as "Geburtsort": Graz, Innsbruck,
Salzburg, Traisen, Laa an der Thaya, St Polten [you
must use an umlaut on the o, which you can copy from
the website and paste in!] - you will find a "sea of
red" - ie there was obviously a big effort in schools
in these towns devoted to this project. Sadly of the
many victims, just very few remain without a sponsor -
perhaps no common birthdays? However few of these have
had any extensive work carried out.

If you click on Kurt FEUERSTEIN, you will find details
of deportations >from Fossoli, Italy. Similarly look at
Adolf BLOCH born in Salzburg on 1 April 1869 for
details of the concentration camp at Gurs and go to
"Geburtsort" Innsbruck and pick out Gerhard LOWI. NB
he cannot be picked out by family name unless you
enter him with an umlaut on the O, but can be found by
a reverse search by birthplace, or first name only].
This is a model of research and gives many details of
the family and his maternal grandparents Josef and
Anna SCHULHOF - their life in Austria and then in
Aussig, Pilsen and Prague. Details of how the data was
obtained >from Aussig are given.

And look at Ida FISCHER >from Laa an der Thaya - maiden
name SCHWEINBURG; husband Samuel died in WW1, daughter
Freida WEISS survived abroad. So plenty of clues to
follow up.

You can contact the schools who have done the research
- indeed they welcome that. I am sure the children
would be very moved to hear >from relatives. Addresses
are often given. see Short Description of "A Letter
To The Stars II - The Survivors, The Descendants"

http://www.lettertothestars.at/cms/index.php?lang=4&idcat=9
[nb one long URL - paste it all into your browser]

The trouble is that most of the website is in German
which makes it difficult for many to understand.
Serendipitous clicking on "betreut von", when you have
a spare moment, may bring up fascinating information,
as I have shown above. As I stated before, this is one
of the most valuable websites we have available to us,
especially in conjunction with others. Choose first
names, birth places, family names, birthdays or just
chance to bring up your interesting findings ... and
let us hear about them.

Celia Male [UK]

* see my posting of 7 October 2004: Remembering the
ASARNY family - erratic LTTS database. This can be
accessed via the AustriaCzech SIG archives.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Letter to the Stars #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Robert Fraser wrote: Whilst checking out the Letter to
the Stars {LTTS} website recently
{http://www.lettertothestars.at}
I found that someone, a 14-year-old girl only
identified by her first name, had written a letter,
published on the website, concerning a relative [of
mine] who was murdered in Terezin. I haven't checked
how common this is, and I wonder what the purpose is -
is it a school history project? Has anyone tried to
contact the writers of letters to one's relatives? Or
is it meant to be anonymous?

LTTS is an educational holocaust project, based on the
DOEW list of Austrian holocaust victims. Children in
Austria released balloons with name tags and messages
to the victims on 5 May 2003.

Some children researched their chosen names in depth
-others just sent a balloon with a short remembrance
message. If you click on the website and choose a
name say Schlesinger or Kohn, [*see footnote on my
previous posting on this website - you have to make
sure there is no space after the family name - ie
bring the cursor right up to the final letter]:

you will see that some names are highlighted in red
and have "betreut von" after them. If you click on
these names you will find out if there is just a short
balloon message or a research project. >from my study
of the website, I note that children chose their
"special person" if they lived/were born in the same
area; had the same name; if the victims were very
young children; or very often - I am sure - if they
had the same birthday. Others may have been chosen at
random, but I suspect there was a specific reason for
most choices. I suggest you follow up these names:

Antonie MORGENSTERN: extensive details of her family
who escaped to the UK and changed their name to
MORGAN. I found her because I entered Holleschau into
the "Geburtsort" [birth place slot]!

Sabine FELDMAN betreut von Sabine [same name choice!]
Gisela SCHLESINGER - details of relatives
Johanna SCHLESINGER; maiden name revealed as KOHN,
children Richard and Kate
Adolf KOHN; revealed as IKG official - Modling, wife
Rosa nee SPRINZELES]
Bernhard KOHN; children Hugo and Stefanie BRADY
Paul KOHN; touching essay on anti-semitism and racism
Maria KOHN; nee Maier, husband Hermann, daughter
Hertha

If you enter as "Geburtsort": Graz, Innsbruck,
Salzburg, Traisen, Laa an der Thaya, St Polten [you
must use an umlaut on the o, which you can copy from
the website and paste in!] - you will find a "sea of
red" - ie there was obviously a big effort in schools
in these towns devoted to this project. Sadly of the
many victims, just very few remain without a sponsor -
perhaps no common birthdays? However few of these have
had any extensive work carried out.

If you click on Kurt FEUERSTEIN, you will find details
of deportations >from Fossoli, Italy. Similarly look at
Adolf BLOCH born in Salzburg on 1 April 1869 for
details of the concentration camp at Gurs and go to
"Geburtsort" Innsbruck and pick out Gerhard LOWI. NB
he cannot be picked out by family name unless you
enter him with an umlaut on the O, but can be found by
a reverse search by birthplace, or first name only].
This is a model of research and gives many details of
the family and his maternal grandparents Josef and
Anna SCHULHOF - their life in Austria and then in
Aussig, Pilsen and Prague. Details of how the data was
obtained >from Aussig are given.

And look at Ida FISCHER >from Laa an der Thaya - maiden
name SCHWEINBURG; husband Samuel died in WW1, daughter
Freida WEISS survived abroad. So plenty of clues to
follow up.

You can contact the schools who have done the research
- indeed they welcome that. I am sure the children
would be very moved to hear >from relatives. Addresses
are often given. see Short Description of "A Letter
To The Stars II - The Survivors, The Descendants"

http://www.lettertothestars.at/cms/index.php?lang=4&idcat=9
[nb one long URL - paste it all into your browser]

The trouble is that most of the website is in German
which makes it difficult for many to understand.
Serendipitous clicking on "betreut von", when you have
a spare moment, may bring up fascinating information,
as I have shown above. As I stated before, this is one
of the most valuable websites we have available to us,
especially in conjunction with others. Choose first
names, birth places, family names, birthdays or just
chance to bring up your interesting findings ... and
let us hear about them.

Celia Male [UK]

* see my posting of 7 October 2004: Remembering the
ASARNY family - erratic LTTS database. This can be
accessed via the AustriaCzech SIG archives.

Help from the Israel Genealogical Society #austria-czech

Austria-Czech Coordinator <bohmor@...>
 

Shalom friends! We in the Israel Genealogical Society [IGS] have
noticed that the vast majority of letters to Jewishgen of late regard
help with finding Israeli submitters of Pages of Testimony. We would
like to help you and are setting up a process whereby you can send us
your queries and we will field them for you. They will stay on our
website where everyone similarly wanting to find submitters of pages
of testimony or their descendants will post their queries. We will
then publicize the site around Israel so that people can check in
from time to time to see if they know anyone or can help you in your
search.

If you will go to http://www.isragen.org.ilhttp://www.isragen.org.il
and look under "Projects" on the side bar, you will see a category called
"Searching for Submitters of Pages of Testimony in Israel"

Send us ALL the following information to:
Rose Feldman rosef@...

Testimony regarding: [Last name, First name]
Country of origin or pre-war residence
Name of submitter of Testimony
Relationship to deceased
Year of submission to YVS
Address and telephone number of Pof Tsubmitter
Your name
Your email and phone number
Date of posting your enquiry

Martha Lev-Zion
President, IGS-Negev
martha@...

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Help from the Israel Genealogical Society #austria-czech

Austria-Czech Coordinator <bohmor@...>
 

Shalom friends! We in the Israel Genealogical Society [IGS] have
noticed that the vast majority of letters to Jewishgen of late regard
help with finding Israeli submitters of Pages of Testimony. We would
like to help you and are setting up a process whereby you can send us
your queries and we will field them for you. They will stay on our
website where everyone similarly wanting to find submitters of pages
of testimony or their descendants will post their queries. We will
then publicize the site around Israel so that people can check in
from time to time to see if they know anyone or can help you in your
search.

If you will go to http://www.isragen.org.ilhttp://www.isragen.org.il
and look under "Projects" on the side bar, you will see a category called
"Searching for Submitters of Pages of Testimony in Israel"

Send us ALL the following information to:
Rose Feldman rosef@...

Testimony regarding: [Last name, First name]
Country of origin or pre-war residence
Name of submitter of Testimony
Relationship to deceased
Year of submission to YVS
Address and telephone number of Pof Tsubmitter
Your name
Your email and phone number
Date of posting your enquiry

Martha Lev-Zion
President, IGS-Negev
martha@...

Legal Name Change - Palestine [1921-1948] #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

One of the many problems genealogists have to contend
with is that of "name change". Many family names
were/are changed by immigrants to Palestine/Israel and
are thus not easily recognisable. 

During the British Mandate in Palestine [1921-1948],
people who legally changed their name had their
details officially posted in the "Palestine Gazette".
Approx. 28,000 cases were published [to include old
and new name & sometimes country of origin]. Remember
however, that not everyone changed their names
legally, so your family link may not be listed.
 
Jean-Pierre Stroweis [President of the Jerusalem
Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society] gave me
permission to reproduce his recent posting to Jri-pl:

The Projects CD-ROM prepared for the Jerusalem 2004
Conference includes the searchable database for the
changes of names during the British Mandate over
Palestine [1921-1948].

It is still available >from the Israel Genealogical
Society. For details, see
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/forms/infForms.html

You can also refer to:
http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/index.html

which lists all the databases in this CD and offers a
brief introduction to each particular database. For
example, on this database, the introduction is at:

http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/namechanges.html

Celia Male [UK]

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Legal Name Change - Palestine [1921-1948] #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

One of the many problems genealogists have to contend
with is that of "name change". Many family names
were/are changed by immigrants to Palestine/Israel and
are thus not easily recognisable. 

During the British Mandate in Palestine [1921-1948],
people who legally changed their name had their
details officially posted in the "Palestine Gazette".
Approx. 28,000 cases were published [to include old
and new name & sometimes country of origin]. Remember
however, that not everyone changed their names
legally, so your family link may not be listed.
 
Jean-Pierre Stroweis [President of the Jerusalem
Branch of the Israel Genealogical Society] gave me
permission to reproduce his recent posting to Jri-pl:

The Projects CD-ROM prepared for the Jerusalem 2004
Conference includes the searchable database for the
changes of names during the British Mandate over
Palestine [1921-1948].

It is still available >from the Israel Genealogical
Society. For details, see
http://www.isragen.org.il/NROS/forms/infForms.html

You can also refer to:
http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/index.html

which lists all the databases in this CD and offers a
brief introduction to each particular database. For
example, on this database, the introduction is at:

http://www.isragen.org.il/ROS/namechanges.html

Celia Male [UK]

Re: Ellis Island #belarus

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

Would someone be kind enough to give me a web address for Ellis Island so
that i can look for Pursor's lists around turn of the century.
I'm researching the family tree of the late Al Jolson.
Thanks for any help
Larry Gaum

Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Ellis Island #belarus

Larry Gaum <lgaum@...>
 

Would someone be kind enough to give me a web address for Ellis Island so
that i can look for Pursor's lists around turn of the century.
I'm researching the family tree of the late Al Jolson.
Thanks for any help
Larry Gaum