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Re: records of marriages in South Africa #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: records of marriages in South Africa #general

cecilia <myths@...>
 


Marriage records South Africa #general

Saul Issroff <saul65@...>
 

Adrian Freedman attie.f@gmail.com> asked about records of marriages
in South Africa. I suggest he refers to the FAQ's on SA research and
to the website www.jewishgen.org/safrica.
If it was an orthodox wedding it depends where. Cape and Transvaal
have different authorities. contacts are given on the website.
Union Of Orthodox Synagogues and Office of the Chief Rabbi
P.O. Box 46559, Orange Grove, 2119
Fax: +27 (0)11 640 7528 jhb@uos.co.za
http://www.uos.co.za
If Cape Town: Union of Orthodox Synagogues of SA and
Beth Din Fax: +27(0)21 461 8320

Reform and Progressive: South African Union for Progressive
Judaism (SAUPJ)
P.O. Box 1190, Houghton 2041, Johannesburg
There is a web based email contact form on this page
http://saupj.org.za/index.html
United Progressive Reform Congregation
Phone: +27 (0)11 484 3003

Civil records are at : Department of Home Affairs, Births,
Marriages,and Deaths (Contact: The Registrar)
Private Bag X114, Pretoria 0001 Sentrakor Building,
173 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Phone: +27 (0)12 314 8911
Fax: +27 (0)12 314 8911

Saul Issroff
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marriage records South Africa #general

Saul Issroff <saul65@...>
 

Adrian Freedman attie.f@gmail.com> asked about records of marriages
in South Africa. I suggest he refers to the FAQ's on SA research and
to the website www.jewishgen.org/safrica.
If it was an orthodox wedding it depends where. Cape and Transvaal
have different authorities. contacts are given on the website.
Union Of Orthodox Synagogues and Office of the Chief Rabbi
P.O. Box 46559, Orange Grove, 2119
Fax: +27 (0)11 640 7528 jhb@uos.co.za
http://www.uos.co.za
If Cape Town: Union of Orthodox Synagogues of SA and
Beth Din Fax: +27(0)21 461 8320

Reform and Progressive: South African Union for Progressive
Judaism (SAUPJ)
P.O. Box 1190, Houghton 2041, Johannesburg
There is a web based email contact form on this page
http://saupj.org.za/index.html
United Progressive Reform Congregation
Phone: +27 (0)11 484 3003

Civil records are at : Department of Home Affairs, Births,
Marriages,and Deaths (Contact: The Registrar)
Private Bag X114, Pretoria 0001 Sentrakor Building,
173 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Phone: +27 (0)12 314 8911
Fax: +27 (0)12 314 8911

Saul Issroff
London


Re: INTRO - researching BORN and FRIEDLAENDER in Pomerania (Ustka, Slupsk, Goleniow) and in Berlin. #germany

Olaf Ruhl <Olaf.Ruhl@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I joined the group about a week ago, and it's about time I introduce myself.
My name is Olaf Ruhl, I live in Berlin and because I haven't put much
effort yet into genealogical research, I consider myself to be a
beginner in most aspects of genealogy.
My native language is German, my English is quite good, and I also
learned some French, biblical Hebrew and Yiddish. I have been using
computer and Internet for a number of years now.

I know the details of my great-grandmother Ottilie BORN >from Slupsk. She
married Otto REINHARDT and lived in Goleniow until 1945, then fled to
Flensburg where she died in 1974 - I was almost 10 years old when she died.

Of her parents, Max BORN and Doris (Theodora) FRIEDLAENDER I have
copies of address books in Slupsk and an excerpt of their marriage
certificate, stating the date of their marriage in 1871, their age at the
time and the name and place of the bride's father (Louis FRIEDLAENDER from
Ustka/Stolpmuende, he died before); both Doris and Max must have died before
1909, the marriage of Ottilie BORN and Otto REINHARDT.

My primary research goals are:
- more details about Ottilie's brother Julius BORN (he was buried here
in Berlin in 1947, so I have the basic information)
- something more about their sister "Roeschen" (Rosa) who must have died
here around 1942
- more details about Max Born and Doris and Louis FRIEDLAENDER (places
and dates of birth and death).

My JewishGen ID number is 292246 My JGFF entries are:
BORN in Slupsk, Goleniow, Berlin
FRIEDLAENDER in Ustka (=Stolpmuende; to be confirmed!), Slupsk and Berlin.

Best wishes >from Berlin Olaf Ruhl Olaf.Ruhl@gmx.de


German SIG #Germany Re: INTRO - researching BORN and FRIEDLAENDER in Pomerania (Ustka, Slupsk, Goleniow) and in Berlin. #germany

Olaf Ruhl <Olaf.Ruhl@...>
 

Hello GerSig,
I joined the group about a week ago, and it's about time I introduce myself.
My name is Olaf Ruhl, I live in Berlin and because I haven't put much
effort yet into genealogical research, I consider myself to be a
beginner in most aspects of genealogy.
My native language is German, my English is quite good, and I also
learned some French, biblical Hebrew and Yiddish. I have been using
computer and Internet for a number of years now.

I know the details of my great-grandmother Ottilie BORN >from Slupsk. She
married Otto REINHARDT and lived in Goleniow until 1945, then fled to
Flensburg where she died in 1974 - I was almost 10 years old when she died.

Of her parents, Max BORN and Doris (Theodora) FRIEDLAENDER I have
copies of address books in Slupsk and an excerpt of their marriage
certificate, stating the date of their marriage in 1871, their age at the
time and the name and place of the bride's father (Louis FRIEDLAENDER from
Ustka/Stolpmuende, he died before); both Doris and Max must have died before
1909, the marriage of Ottilie BORN and Otto REINHARDT.

My primary research goals are:
- more details about Ottilie's brother Julius BORN (he was buried here
in Berlin in 1947, so I have the basic information)
- something more about their sister "Roeschen" (Rosa) who must have died
here around 1942
- more details about Max Born and Doris and Louis FRIEDLAENDER (places
and dates of birth and death).

My JewishGen ID number is 292246 My JGFF entries are:
BORN in Slupsk, Goleniow, Berlin
FRIEDLAENDER in Ustka (=Stolpmuende; to be confirmed!), Slupsk and Berlin.

Best wishes >from Berlin Olaf Ruhl Olaf.Ruhl@gmx.de


Assistance in locating a birth town #hungary

Jay Gilbert
 

I am searching for the birth town in pre-WWI Hungary of my paternal
grandfather, Joseph Gelbert, who emigrated >from Budapest to the
United States in 1901.

On his petition for naturalization (1908) his birth town is written
as "Szenger", and on his application for a US passport (1911) it is
written as "Szinyar". I have searched the JewishGen Communities
Database as well as www.radixforum.com/places/, and have found
nothing for "Szenger". I have come up with three possibilities
for "Szinyar":
- Szenyer, in Somogy Megye in present-day Hungary;
- Szinyer, in former Zemplen Megye, now Svinice in Trebisov district, Slovakia;
- Szinyervaralja, in former Szatmar/Maramaros Megye, now Seini, Romania.

I have tried to search the JewishGen Hungary Database, using both
Daitch-Mokotoff and Beider-Morse matching systems, but all I see is
a listing of numbers of records, and I can't see how I can search
these records. In any case, I don't see records for any town
beginning with "Sz" that looks like "Szenger" or "Szinyar".

Can anyone give me a suggestion on how to proceed? Does anyone
know of a community in 19th Century Hungary with the name "Szenger"
or "Szinyar" or something similar, as written on my grandfather's
documents?

Thank you.

Jay Gilbert
jaygilbe@optonline.net


Hungary SIG #Hungary Assistance in locating a birth town #hungary

Jay Gilbert
 

I am searching for the birth town in pre-WWI Hungary of my paternal
grandfather, Joseph Gelbert, who emigrated >from Budapest to the
United States in 1901.

On his petition for naturalization (1908) his birth town is written
as "Szenger", and on his application for a US passport (1911) it is
written as "Szinyar". I have searched the JewishGen Communities
Database as well as www.radixforum.com/places/, and have found
nothing for "Szenger". I have come up with three possibilities
for "Szinyar":
- Szenyer, in Somogy Megye in present-day Hungary;
- Szinyer, in former Zemplen Megye, now Svinice in Trebisov district, Slovakia;
- Szinyervaralja, in former Szatmar/Maramaros Megye, now Seini, Romania.

I have tried to search the JewishGen Hungary Database, using both
Daitch-Mokotoff and Beider-Morse matching systems, but all I see is
a listing of numbers of records, and I can't see how I can search
these records. In any case, I don't see records for any town
beginning with "Sz" that looks like "Szenger" or "Szinyar".

Can anyone give me a suggestion on how to proceed? Does anyone
know of a community in 19th Century Hungary with the name "Szenger"
or "Szinyar" or something similar, as written on my grandfather's
documents?

Thank you.

Jay Gilbert
jaygilbe@optonline.net


Re: Records for Pest Megye #hungary

dan.haas@...
 

Dear Moderator

These records are very interesting but we need to know the date
of the census. I'm guessing late 1800s because the census scribes
had learnt to spell Germanic names much better than in 1848.

Can Stephen Schmideg or anyone else help here please?

Also, the records for Pest Megye seem to exclude the City of Budapest.
Is this correct?

Many thanks

Dan Haas
Winchester GB
HAAS,FEUERMANN,LINKS,KLEIN


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Records for Pest Megye #hungary

dan.haas@...
 

Dear Moderator

These records are very interesting but we need to know the date
of the census. I'm guessing late 1800s because the census scribes
had learnt to spell Germanic names much better than in 1848.

Can Stephen Schmideg or anyone else help here please?

Also, the records for Pest Megye seem to exclude the City of Budapest.
Is this correct?

Many thanks

Dan Haas
Winchester GB
HAAS,FEUERMANN,LINKS,KLEIN


MIA FAICEVICI in Israel #hungary

grunfeld@...
 

I'm looking for a cousin, MIA FAICEVICI who emigrated to Israel in the 1960s from
Bacau, Romania. If anyone knows of her, I would appreciate it a lot.
Thank you.
Mihai Grunfeld


Mihai Grunfeld
Associate Professor
Department of Hispanic Studies
Box 0451
Vassar College
Office: Chicago Hall 142
Home Phone: <snip>
Fax: (845) 437-7025

Moderator: This inquiry should be sent to the ROM-SIG list because Bacau is in a
part of Romania that is not within the scope of this list. If you can help, please
respond off-list.


Hungary SIG #Hungary MIA FAICEVICI in Israel #hungary

grunfeld@...
 

I'm looking for a cousin, MIA FAICEVICI who emigrated to Israel in the 1960s from
Bacau, Romania. If anyone knows of her, I would appreciate it a lot.
Thank you.
Mihai Grunfeld


Mihai Grunfeld
Associate Professor
Department of Hispanic Studies
Box 0451
Vassar College
Office: Chicago Hall 142
Home Phone: <snip>
Fax: (845) 437-7025

Moderator: This inquiry should be sent to the ROM-SIG list because Bacau is in a
part of Romania that is not within the scope of this list. If you can help, please
respond off-list.


Re: Berman from Seduva. #lithuania

Jon Seligman
 

Marlene Englander,

I can't help you on your search but still you my be interested in
the Seduva section of my website (my grandfather was >from the shtetl).

Go to: http://www.seligman.org.il/seduva_home.html

Jon Seligman
Researching:
SELIGMAN/ZELIKMAN - Slobodka, Belarus
SWARTZMAN/JOFFE/YACHAD - Kraslava, Latvia
GILLIS - Kretinga, Lithuania
LEDERMAN/FLEISHMAN - Shadova/Seduva, Lithuania

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: Berman >from Seduva
From: Marlene Englander <ad158@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 19:49:25 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

I haven't posted to this list in a long time; perhaps there are new people
who now subscribe. I am looking for any relatives of Nachum Berman, feom
Seduva, Lithuania. He was born in 1912 and was a pharmacist. He was killed
in 1941 but we believe he had a wife and child who survived and went to
Vilnius. His wife may also have been a pharmacist. Based on information
I have found online, I belive Nochum's parents were Faivel and Freida
(nee Gurvich) Berman. Nochum also had a brother, named either Yehiel or
Mikhail.

Thank you, in advance, for any information you might have in finding his
relatives.

Marlene Englander
ad158@yahoo.com

Researching BERMAN and CAGAN (Seduva); CAGAN and ZARKHI (Widze) and also
KENDIS, LAUNER, and ENGLANDER >from other European countries


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Berman from Seduva. #lithuania

Jon Seligman
 

Marlene Englander,

I can't help you on your search but still you my be interested in
the Seduva section of my website (my grandfather was >from the shtetl).

Go to: http://www.seligman.org.il/seduva_home.html

Jon Seligman
Researching:
SELIGMAN/ZELIKMAN - Slobodka, Belarus
SWARTZMAN/JOFFE/YACHAD - Kraslava, Latvia
GILLIS - Kretinga, Lithuania
LEDERMAN/FLEISHMAN - Shadova/Seduva, Lithuania

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Subject: Berman >from Seduva
From: Marlene Englander <ad158@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 19:49:25 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

I haven't posted to this list in a long time; perhaps there are new people
who now subscribe. I am looking for any relatives of Nachum Berman, feom
Seduva, Lithuania. He was born in 1912 and was a pharmacist. He was killed
in 1941 but we believe he had a wife and child who survived and went to
Vilnius. His wife may also have been a pharmacist. Based on information
I have found online, I belive Nochum's parents were Faivel and Freida
(nee Gurvich) Berman. Nochum also had a brother, named either Yehiel or
Mikhail.

Thank you, in advance, for any information you might have in finding his
relatives.

Marlene Englander
ad158@yahoo.com

Researching BERMAN and CAGAN (Seduva); CAGAN and ZARKHI (Widze) and also
KENDIS, LAUNER, and ENGLANDER >from other European countries


Re: Rudolf Lowit and Family #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

Jill Loewit search family of Rudolf LOEWITH and Katharina, nee PICK:

Dear Jill,

daughter Camilla LOEWITH, b. May 13, 1875 in Braunau married Dec 8, 1903 in
Vienna my relative MuDr. Rudolf BRICHTA, son of Gerson BRICHTA >from Slovakia
und of Anna GRAB >from Prague.
She was deported on Jan 26, 1942 with transport 15 (Personal No. 689) >from
Vienna to Riga and is Shoah victim. I will send you separately personal
cards of her and her children and grandchild in my family tree. The Cards
are in German - I hope you'll understand .....

Best Wishes
Hanus Grab


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Rudolf Lowit and Family #austria-czech

hpgrab@...
 

Jill Loewit search family of Rudolf LOEWITH and Katharina, nee PICK:

Dear Jill,

daughter Camilla LOEWITH, b. May 13, 1875 in Braunau married Dec 8, 1903 in
Vienna my relative MuDr. Rudolf BRICHTA, son of Gerson BRICHTA >from Slovakia
und of Anna GRAB >from Prague.
She was deported on Jan 26, 1942 with transport 15 (Personal No. 689) >from
Vienna to Riga and is Shoah victim. I will send you separately personal
cards of her and her children and grandchild in my family tree. The Cards
are in German - I hope you'll understand .....

Best Wishes
Hanus Grab


Remembering Uri Schwartz #austria-czech

vmotor@...
 

I don't know whether this is appropriate for our list but some of you may actually have known Uri or had a
connection with his past. I had the brief pleasure to meet him professionally in Montreal.

Uri Schwarz

SCHWARZ, Uri (Erich) Peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, on Sunday May 2nd 2010, aged
89. Born in Vienna, Austria on 22 July 1920, son of Ernst and Stefanie Schwarz (nee Teller). His wife, Jetti
Flora Deen, predeceased him in 1997. In 1938, following the Anschluss of Austria with Germany, he left to
study in Italy, and then moved to Palestine where he studied at the Technical University, Haifa. With the
outbreak of WWII, he joined the RAF where he trained as a meteorologist and served in Egypt and in Persia.
After the war he joined the Palestine Meteorological Service and, with the establishment of the State of
Israel, the Israeli Air Force and subsequently the Israeli Meteorological Service, in charge of aeronautical
meteorology. In 1957 he joined the International Civil Aviation Organization working first at its HQ in
Montreal, and then in the European Regional Office in Paris, returning to Montreal as Chief of the
Meteorology Section in 1967. After retiring >from ICAO in 1982 he moved to Ottawa, where he became
Executive Director of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Although he retired >from that
activity in 1994, he was appointed Executive Director Emeritus (an honour of which he was very proud) and
he continued to work for CMOS on a part-time basis until a few months before his death. A kind, thoughtful,
charming man who spoke English, German, Dutch, Hebrew, Italian and French, he could pun in several
languages and loved to write limericks for any occasion. Uri will be very much missed by his friends and
former colleagues in Israel, Montreal and Ottawa, and particularly by his relatives in the United States,
Holland and Germany: David and Jane Balton (Becca and Tim), Ruth Balton (Billy), Sylvia Deen and Jan Ruijter,
Vicky Fitzgerald, Susie Schoenwiese, as well as by his long-time friend in Montreal, Averill Craig. A
celebration of his life to be held in Ottawa, will be announced at a later date. In Memoriam donations to a
Charity of Choice appreciated.
www.kellyfh.ca

Karel Vanek
Belleville ON


Researching Wilkes-Barre, PA records #usa

Lauren Shulsky Orenstein
 

Hello,
I am looking for any record of my family in Wilkes-Barre, Pa >from 1870-1872.

My gg-grandfather, William HARRIS (b. ~1850 in "Russia Poland") and his
wife, Dora SPEKTORSKY (b. ~1851 in Kalavaria, Lithuania) lived in
Wilkes-Barre, PA for a brief period between approx. 1870 & 1872. They
may have been married there, as I have not had sucess in my search for
a NY marriage record. Their first child, Herman HARRIS, was, according
to several sources, born in Wilkes-Barre sometime between 1871 & 1872.
The family returned to New York City in time for the birth of their
second child in 1872 or 1873.

I have not found them in the 1870 census in PA or NY.

Does anyone have experience with research in Wilkes-Barre? Are there
any resources online?

Thanks so much for your help. Please respond privately, unless
something would be of general interest.

Best, Lauren Shulsky Orenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please add these to the FTJP if they are not there already.
Researching: SPEKTORSKY (Kalavaria, Lithuania --> NYC ~1860), HARRIS
(Russia?, possibly also Kalvaria ---> NYC ~1870)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Remembering Uri Schwartz #austria-czech

vmotor@...
 

I don't know whether this is appropriate for our list but some of you may actually have known Uri or had a
connection with his past. I had the brief pleasure to meet him professionally in Montreal.

Uri Schwarz

SCHWARZ, Uri (Erich) Peacefully at Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa, on Sunday May 2nd 2010, aged
89. Born in Vienna, Austria on 22 July 1920, son of Ernst and Stefanie Schwarz (nee Teller). His wife, Jetti
Flora Deen, predeceased him in 1997. In 1938, following the Anschluss of Austria with Germany, he left to
study in Italy, and then moved to Palestine where he studied at the Technical University, Haifa. With the
outbreak of WWII, he joined the RAF where he trained as a meteorologist and served in Egypt and in Persia.
After the war he joined the Palestine Meteorological Service and, with the establishment of the State of
Israel, the Israeli Air Force and subsequently the Israeli Meteorological Service, in charge of aeronautical
meteorology. In 1957 he joined the International Civil Aviation Organization working first at its HQ in
Montreal, and then in the European Regional Office in Paris, returning to Montreal as Chief of the
Meteorology Section in 1967. After retiring >from ICAO in 1982 he moved to Ottawa, where he became
Executive Director of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Although he retired >from that
activity in 1994, he was appointed Executive Director Emeritus (an honour of which he was very proud) and
he continued to work for CMOS on a part-time basis until a few months before his death. A kind, thoughtful,
charming man who spoke English, German, Dutch, Hebrew, Italian and French, he could pun in several
languages and loved to write limericks for any occasion. Uri will be very much missed by his friends and
former colleagues in Israel, Montreal and Ottawa, and particularly by his relatives in the United States,
Holland and Germany: David and Jane Balton (Becca and Tim), Ruth Balton (Billy), Sylvia Deen and Jan Ruijter,
Vicky Fitzgerald, Susie Schoenwiese, as well as by his long-time friend in Montreal, Averill Craig. A
celebration of his life to be held in Ottawa, will be announced at a later date. In Memoriam donations to a
Charity of Choice appreciated.
www.kellyfh.ca

Karel Vanek
Belleville ON


Early American SIG #USA Researching Wilkes-Barre, PA records #usa

Lauren Shulsky Orenstein
 

Hello,
I am looking for any record of my family in Wilkes-Barre, Pa >from 1870-1872.

My gg-grandfather, William HARRIS (b. ~1850 in "Russia Poland") and his
wife, Dora SPEKTORSKY (b. ~1851 in Kalavaria, Lithuania) lived in
Wilkes-Barre, PA for a brief period between approx. 1870 & 1872. They
may have been married there, as I have not had sucess in my search for
a NY marriage record. Their first child, Herman HARRIS, was, according
to several sources, born in Wilkes-Barre sometime between 1871 & 1872.
The family returned to New York City in time for the birth of their
second child in 1872 or 1873.

I have not found them in the 1870 census in PA or NY.

Does anyone have experience with research in Wilkes-Barre? Are there
any resources online?

Thanks so much for your help. Please respond privately, unless
something would be of general interest.

Best, Lauren Shulsky Orenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please add these to the FTJP if they are not there already.
Researching: SPEKTORSKY (Kalavaria, Lithuania --> NYC ~1860), HARRIS
(Russia?, possibly also Kalvaria ---> NYC ~1870)