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LEIDESDORF #germany

KARPLUS Hermann <HermannKARPLUS@...>
 

DearJeanette Rosenberg,

LEIDESDORFER was a very prominent Jewish family in Vienna
as of the late 18. cent.. There are four LEIDESDORFER listed in
the famous list of names by emperor Joseph II., 1787. I recall a
nobility degree in the early 19. cent.. The family changed its name to NEUWALL.

So - once again, Vienna would be an important address.
There are books about it, anyway.

Hermann David KARPLUS, Vienna.


German SIG #Germany LEIDESDORF #germany

KARPLUS Hermann <HermannKARPLUS@...>
 

DearJeanette Rosenberg,

LEIDESDORFER was a very prominent Jewish family in Vienna
as of the late 18. cent.. There are four LEIDESDORFER listed in
the famous list of names by emperor Joseph II., 1787. I recall a
nobility degree in the early 19. cent.. The family changed its name to NEUWALL.

So - once again, Vienna would be an important address.
There are books about it, anyway.

Hermann David KARPLUS, Vienna.


Civil registration records for Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad? #germany

Ted Gostin
 

The FHL catalog does not show any civil registration records for
Koenigsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) after 1874.
Does anyone know of or have access to a catalog of civil registration
records which would show if any civil registration records for
Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad have survived? Any information appreciated.

Ted Gostin Los Angeles, CA tedgostin@generationspress.com


German SIG #Germany Civil registration records for Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad? #germany

Ted Gostin
 

The FHL catalog does not show any civil registration records for
Koenigsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia) after 1874.
Does anyone know of or have access to a catalog of civil registration
records which would show if any civil registration records for
Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad have survived? Any information appreciated.

Ted Gostin Los Angeles, CA tedgostin@generationspress.com


Location of Koenigsburg death records for 1886? #germany

Ted Gostin
 

The FHL has microfilmed Jewish vital records >from Koenigsburg, East
Prussia up to 1880, but not for later years. I am trying to locate these
records for 1886.

The Koenigsburg records that the FHL microfilmed back in the 1940s
and 1950s were then located in Berlin. Does anyone know if these
records are still in Berlin? Because Koenigsburg is now part of Russia
(Kaliningrad), I wondered whether the records might have been
returned to Russia at some point. Any help is appreciated.

Ted Gostin Los Angeles, CA tedgostin@generationspress.com


German SIG #Germany Location of Koenigsburg death records for 1886? #germany

Ted Gostin
 

The FHL has microfilmed Jewish vital records >from Koenigsburg, East
Prussia up to 1880, but not for later years. I am trying to locate these
records for 1886.

The Koenigsburg records that the FHL microfilmed back in the 1940s
and 1950s were then located in Berlin. Does anyone know if these
records are still in Berlin? Because Koenigsburg is now part of Russia
(Kaliningrad), I wondered whether the records might have been
returned to Russia at some point. Any help is appreciated.

Ted Gostin Los Angeles, CA tedgostin@generationspress.com


Access to Mormon Family History Recources #southafrica

herr <zvinsue@...>
 

I am researching my family GER (HERR / HARE) who emigrated to South Africa
from Shadova, Rozalimas and Ligumai in Lithuania at the end of the 1800's
and the beginning of the 1900's.
Can anybody help me with information on how to get access to The Mormon
Family History Library ( FHL ) Recourses for South African Jewish Genealogy
Research. I have tried www.jewishgen.org/safrica/mormon-fhc/excel.htm
without any success.
Is there another address, even snail mail address.

Thank you in advance.

Shana Tova.

Zvi ( Harry ) Herr.
Kibbutz Tzora. Israel


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Access to Mormon Family History Recources #southafrica

herr <zvinsue@...>
 

I am researching my family GER (HERR / HARE) who emigrated to South Africa
from Shadova, Rozalimas and Ligumai in Lithuania at the end of the 1800's
and the beginning of the 1900's.
Can anybody help me with information on how to get access to The Mormon
Family History Library ( FHL ) Recourses for South African Jewish Genealogy
Research. I have tried www.jewishgen.org/safrica/mormon-fhc/excel.htm
without any success.
Is there another address, even snail mail address.

Thank you in advance.

Shana Tova.

Zvi ( Harry ) Herr.
Kibbutz Tzora. Israel


document search #southafrica

Biggs <berkley@...>
 

Dear all,

I am desperately trying to obtain a copy of my grandfathers birth
certificate and any other documents linking him to his country of birth.
He was born in Seda, Lithuania in 1906 and later settled in Gwanda (town) ,
Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia, or Southern Rhodesia at that time). He was
naturalised British in 1935 in Southern Rhodesia.
I have a copy of his naturalisation certificate which shows his parents
names and country of birth (Lithuania) detail. My granfather is now deceased
I have tried a search of registries in Lithuania however this was
unsuccessful.

I thought perhaps my grandfather would have had to produce/provide a copy of
his birth certificate or similar documents either on entry through the port
on arrival in Africa, or when he was naturalised and copies of the
documents in these instances would be held somewhere?

I would appreciate any information on how or where I may be able to make my
enquiries.

Thank you,

Berkley Klein


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica document search #southafrica

Biggs <berkley@...>
 

Dear all,

I am desperately trying to obtain a copy of my grandfathers birth
certificate and any other documents linking him to his country of birth.
He was born in Seda, Lithuania in 1906 and later settled in Gwanda (town) ,
Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia, or Southern Rhodesia at that time). He was
naturalised British in 1935 in Southern Rhodesia.
I have a copy of his naturalisation certificate which shows his parents
names and country of birth (Lithuania) detail. My granfather is now deceased
I have tried a search of registries in Lithuania however this was
unsuccessful.

I thought perhaps my grandfather would have had to produce/provide a copy of
his birth certificate or similar documents either on entry through the port
on arrival in Africa, or when he was naturalised and copies of the
documents in these instances would be held somewhere?

I would appreciate any information on how or where I may be able to make my
enquiries.

Thank you,

Berkley Klein


Highmaster of the Deutschritter Order #germany

Michael Marx <MHMarx@...>
 

An article about early Jewish settlers in my ancestral town
(Schriesheim, Baden) makes reference to the Hochmeister des
Deutschritterordens" (Highmaster of the Deutschritter Order). Can
someone explain this? Thanks,

Michael Marx, Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@alum.mit.edu


German SIG #Germany Highmaster of the Deutschritter Order #germany

Michael Marx <MHMarx@...>
 

An article about early Jewish settlers in my ancestral town
(Schriesheim, Baden) makes reference to the Hochmeister des
Deutschritterordens" (Highmaster of the Deutschritter Order). Can
someone explain this? Thanks,

Michael Marx, Lexington, MA, USA MHMarx@alum.mit.edu


1921 NYC Death Certificate: Mary Potochnik, born in Austria #germany

A & B Algaze <Algaze@...>
 

I have come into possession of a NYC Death Certificate for Mary POTOCHNIK
who was born in Austria, arrived into the US around 1907, and died in
Manhattan in 1921.

If anyone has any interest in this document, please contact me at
Algaze@comcast.net

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@comcast.net


German SIG #Germany 1921 NYC Death Certificate: Mary Potochnik, born in Austria #germany

A & B Algaze <Algaze@...>
 

I have come into possession of a NYC Death Certificate for Mary POTOCHNIK
who was born in Austria, arrived into the US around 1907, and died in
Manhattan in 1921.

If anyone has any interest in this document, please contact me at
Algaze@comcast.net

Barbara Algaze Los Angeles, California Algaze@comcast.net


Re: When Can Immigrants Change Name? #general

Tom Chatt
 

In the case of my own great-grandparents, whose surname was BRAUTMAN, they
just simply started using the name BRANTMAN instead over time. I suppose
they thought it was easier to pronounce. They did not take any formal action
to change their name, they just started using it, many years after having
been naturalized. There didn't seem to be any specific moment in time when
they made a definitive change, but more like a period of many years when
they were "in transition", BRAUTMAN in some situations and BRANTMAN others.
You could see the change over the years in the New York City Directory, and
there was even a few years when they were listed under both variants. By the
end of their lives, the change had pretty much taken hold, and it certainly
had for the next generation. Even my great-grandmother's official death
certificate is indexed both ways.

I suspect mine was not the only family who changed their name in this casual
manner. It sounds like there were a variety of ways and times and
circumstances that families changed their name, and not any one general
rule. Makes our jobs as genealogists a bit harder, but the challenge is part
of the fun, isn't it?

Shana tova l'kol,
Tom Chatt
Los Angeles, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: When Can Immigrants Change Name? #general

Tom Chatt
 

In the case of my own great-grandparents, whose surname was BRAUTMAN, they
just simply started using the name BRANTMAN instead over time. I suppose
they thought it was easier to pronounce. They did not take any formal action
to change their name, they just started using it, many years after having
been naturalized. There didn't seem to be any specific moment in time when
they made a definitive change, but more like a period of many years when
they were "in transition", BRAUTMAN in some situations and BRANTMAN others.
You could see the change over the years in the New York City Directory, and
there was even a few years when they were listed under both variants. By the
end of their lives, the change had pretty much taken hold, and it certainly
had for the next generation. Even my great-grandmother's official death
certificate is indexed both ways.

I suspect mine was not the only family who changed their name in this casual
manner. It sounds like there were a variety of ways and times and
circumstances that families changed their name, and not any one general
rule. Makes our jobs as genealogists a bit harder, but the challenge is part
of the fun, isn't it?

Shana tova l'kol,
Tom Chatt
Los Angeles, CA


Re: NATHAN and LEIDESDORF #germany

MBernet@...
 

There was a multi-branched LEIDERSDORF (sp?) in Fuerth, as I recall >from my
mother who was born there.

Michael Bernet, New York http://www.mem-ber.net/


German SIG #Germany Re: NATHAN and LEIDESDORF #germany

MBernet@...
 

There was a multi-branched LEIDERSDORF (sp?) in Fuerth, as I recall >from my
mother who was born there.

Michael Bernet, New York http://www.mem-ber.net/


Abramowitz USA #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Shana Tova to you all.

Still haven't been able to trace my Shevel Mowsha ABRAMOWITZ 1873 and wife
Michla,1878 daughters Dvora Raize 1903/4 and Taube Leshe 1905 after they
reach Ellis Island 1908 apparently heading for Worcester Mass.
Can anyone out there recognise the names, probably in American modern form,
as their family?
Thank you,
Ros Romem
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Abramowitz USA #general

Rosalind
 

Dear Genners,
Shana Tova to you all.

Still haven't been able to trace my Shevel Mowsha ABRAMOWITZ 1873 and wife
Michla,1878 daughters Dvora Raize 1903/4 and Taube Leshe 1905 after they
reach Ellis Island 1908 apparently heading for Worcester Mass.
Can anyone out there recognise the names, probably in American modern form,
as their family?
Thank you,
Ros Romem
Jerusalem