Date   
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

Bukovina's relavance #romania

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Romanian Researchers,

When this group speaks of Romania - how much of the
time is the crown state of Bukovina included?

My family hails >from Czernowitz, Kosow, Vizhnitsa,
Kotsman, Miliye, Putila, Gura Humorului, and Dorna
Vatra. I have NO family >from the Bucharest, Cluj, Dej
areas except for a few who were relocated by the
Romanians after the war - and who made aliyah as soon
as possible. Some relatives drifted north towards the
area of Kolomyya, Galicia [Autro-Hungarian Empire]
during the years 1870-1910.

I read the e-mails faithfully every day there is a
posting, but I seldom see any references to this
sub-Galician area. Was the Jewish population from
this region very small compared to the rest of
Romania? Are there few members interested in this
region? I had the impression that Czernowitz was
considered a "Little Vienna" and that Vizhnitsa was
the center of Chasidism.

Yad Vashem list many, many Bukovinians in the Pages of
Testimony. For just three of my surnames of interest,
[RUBINGER, FESSLER and WEIGEL] there were some 600
entries. OF course, some were duplicate enties and
some were relatives who had moved to Vien & Berlin but
still..

Fellow SIG members - your thoughts please.

Many thanks,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA
Researching [among other] in the Bukovina:
RUBINGER, HOCHSTADT, FESSLER, WEIGEL, KLIPPER, PACHT




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Romania SIG #Romania Bukovina's relavance #romania

s_wiener@...
 

Dear Romanian Researchers,

When this group speaks of Romania - how much of the
time is the crown state of Bukovina included?

My family hails >from Czernowitz, Kosow, Vizhnitsa,
Kotsman, Miliye, Putila, Gura Humorului, and Dorna
Vatra. I have NO family >from the Bucharest, Cluj, Dej
areas except for a few who were relocated by the
Romanians after the war - and who made aliyah as soon
as possible. Some relatives drifted north towards the
area of Kolomyya, Galicia [Autro-Hungarian Empire]
during the years 1870-1910.

I read the e-mails faithfully every day there is a
posting, but I seldom see any references to this
sub-Galician area. Was the Jewish population from
this region very small compared to the rest of
Romania? Are there few members interested in this
region? I had the impression that Czernowitz was
considered a "Little Vienna" and that Vizhnitsa was
the center of Chasidism.

Yad Vashem list many, many Bukovinians in the Pages of
Testimony. For just three of my surnames of interest,
[RUBINGER, FESSLER and WEIGEL] there were some 600
entries. OF course, some were duplicate enties and
some were relatives who had moved to Vien & Berlin but
still..

Fellow SIG members - your thoughts please.

Many thanks,
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA
Researching [among other] in the Bukovina:
RUBINGER, HOCHSTADT, FESSLER, WEIGEL, KLIPPER, PACHT




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Krakow Census #galicia

michaelbrenner@juno.com <michaelbrenner@...>
 

The Family History Library now has available "Census of the City of Krakow and
environs" for 1870.
Listed under Krakow Census on the Place Name search option.
Michael Brenner

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Krakow Census #galicia

michaelbrenner@juno.com <michaelbrenner@...>
 

The Family History Library now has available "Census of the City of Krakow and
environs" for 1870.
Listed under Krakow Census on the Place Name search option.
Michael Brenner

List of Births - Lemberg 1830's? #galicia

Peter Garas <pgaras@...>
 

I wonder if anyone has a list of the births in Lemberg for the 1830's or
knows where I can obtain specific information on a relative who was born
there in that decade?

Look forward to hearing >from anyone who can assist

TIA
--

Peter Garas B.A. B. Soc. Stud. MSW
3 Blinkhorn Place
Gordon, ACT 2906
Australia
pgaras@...
<mailto:pgaras@...>Phone:+61-2-62942170

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia List of Births - Lemberg 1830's? #galicia

Peter Garas <pgaras@...>
 

I wonder if anyone has a list of the births in Lemberg for the 1830's or
knows where I can obtain specific information on a relative who was born
there in that decade?

Look forward to hearing >from anyone who can assist

TIA
--

Peter Garas B.A. B. Soc. Stud. MSW
3 Blinkhorn Place
Gordon, ACT 2906
Australia
pgaras@...
<mailto:pgaras@...>Phone:+61-2-62942170

Boston Ship Arrival - 1903 #general

SelmaN@...
 

Dave Berg wrote . . . >>One of my ancestors wrote on his naturalization
papers that he arrived on 9/20/03 on the Bovic into Boston. I live in Boston and
went over the National Archives to get his ship manifest, but it seems that the
Bovic did not come to Boston in September (or even October), 1903. . . <<

Our ancestors did not always remember exactly the name of the ship, the
port, the date, etc. A ship named "Canopic" (Dominion Line - Mediterranean
port to Boston) arrived on 9/16/1903. The White Star Line ships "Romantic",
"Cretic", "Cymric" and "Republic" arrived in December 1903 to the port of Boston.
This information comes >from "Adler's Directory" which is similar to "Morton
Allen", but has ship info >from 1899 to other east coast ports. It would be
wonderful if "Adler's Directory" could be online like "Morton Allen". Selma

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@...
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER,
NEWMAN (possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Boston Ship Arrival - 1903 #general

SelmaN@...
 

Dave Berg wrote . . . >>One of my ancestors wrote on his naturalization
papers that he arrived on 9/20/03 on the Bovic into Boston. I live in Boston and
went over the National Archives to get his ship manifest, but it seems that the
Bovic did not come to Boston in September (or even October), 1903. . . <<

Our ancestors did not always remember exactly the name of the ship, the
port, the date, etc. A ship named "Canopic" (Dominion Line - Mediterranean
port to Boston) arrived on 9/16/1903. The White Star Line ships "Romantic",
"Cretic", "Cymric" and "Republic" arrived in December 1903 to the port of Boston.
This information comes >from "Adler's Directory" which is similar to "Morton
Allen", but has ship info >from 1899 to other east coast ports. It would be
wonderful if "Adler's Directory" could be online like "Morton Allen". Selma

Selma Neubauer
Jenkintown, PA USA
(outside of Philadelphia)
SelmaN@...
Researching: WAGMAN, PEPPER, GALOON, SCHMOISH, DEUTSCH, ZUCK (Kolki, Turiysk,
Krichilsk, Olyka, Ludmir - Volhynia Gubernia); NEUBAUER, BERGER
(Radziechowie/Radekhov - Galicia); HOROWITZ (Oshmyany - Belarus); SINGER,
NEWMAN (possibly Kishinev); BRODSKY (possibly Tirashpol)