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Success story - just in time for the New Year! #galicia

Marilyn Sheridan <marilyns@...>
 

Dear members of JewishGen Discussion Group, and BohMor SIG, France SIG,
Galicia SIG, and Hungary SIG,

Thanks to JewishGen (and to some other wonderful Jewish organizations) I
have recently found lost family in Budapest!

Not long before my father died, he mentioned that when he was a young child,
his mother would take him by train >from Vienna to visit his C******* cousins
in Budapest. He had three girl cousins, all older than himself. He
remembered only the first name of one cousin, and that another cousin had
married a man with the surname R*****.

My father could not tell me how he was related to these cousins, but I
suspected that his own mother and the mother of the cousins were sisters.
This proved to be correct, as I found when I looked recently in a book
called "Counted Remnant: Register of the Jewish Survivors in Budapest" that
was published in Budapest in 1946.

When I searched the list under "R" for the name R*****, I found a woman by
that name. As is done for each survivor in this record, she listed her own
mother's maiden name. That was my big clue: it was the same maiden surname
as that of my father's mother. Moreover, Mrs. R***** listed her mother's
first name. So, for the first time, I knew a name my father had not been
able to remember - the first name of his mother's sister.

My next step was to scan the same list for any children of Mrs. R*****. I
found two sons, who identified the maiden name of their mother as the former
Miss C*******, and their current home address as the same one where their
mother currently lived.

In an on-line telephone book of Hungary, I found only 5 people with the
surname R*****, and with one of the two first names. I wrote by snail-mail
to the only one in Budapest, including a photocopy of the relevant page of
"Counted Remnant" and a genealogy tree to show how we might be related.

You can imagine my thrill to receive a reply by snail mail! This was indeed
my second cousin. My father's mother and his mother's mother were sisters.
(Those sisters were daughters of Avraham Zvi Hersch BEUTEL the Hosid, who
was born in Skalat on April 16, 1852 and died in Vienna on May 7, 1936. I
can not find further information about him; so if anyone knows where I can
look, I would be happy to receive suggestions. The IKG Wien has no further
information; and I can not find out where Skalat records might be -
apparently they are not in Skalat - if any have indeed survived to this
day.)

The daughter of BEUTEL who lived in Budapest became the mother of three
daughters of her own. One was the mother of the the two R***** brothers
whom I discovered very recently. The second moved with her family to
France; my father lived with them >from the time he fled Vienna in 1938 until
the battle of Dunkirk in 1940; alas, I have confirmed (Klarsfeld) that all
perished at Auschwitz. The third sister (probably the oldest) and her
family may have moved to France, but they or some children may have stayed
in Hungary. No one seems to know or remember their surname.

It turns out that the wife of the younger R***** brother has cousins in Las
Vegas; they are very close, and telephone each other several times a month.
The younger R***** brother told his cousins about the letter that I had sent
to the older brother. A few weeks ago, the younger brother and his wife
traveled to Las Vegas to visit these cousins. Because I live in nearby
Tucson, I went to meet them. It was instant family!

The younger brother speaks only Hungarian; and because his wife is a
Hungarian government worker, their number is not in the telephone book for
reasons of privacy. The cousins in Las Vegas are multilingual (the wife
survived Bergen-Belsen, the husband was a partisan) and every word back and
forth had to be translated - but with such warmth and joy! My cousin hugs
just like my father did; we could not stop hugging each other. We had a
huge traditional Czechoslovakian / Hungarian dinner!

The younger brother knows little about his past, because his mother, who
died only a few years ago, could not bear to talk about her losses,
including the murders of her husband and father. His older brother, also,
finds it hard to talk about those times. The earliest memory of the brother
I met, is the occasion when Jews were herded brutally toward a ghetto in
Budapest; a soldier shoved his beloved grandfather, who could not move
"quickly enough", making him fall down, and then shot him on the spot.

When the Nazis demanded that Jews join the labor battalions, the older son
tried to convince his father that they should run away together and join the
partisans. The father said he was a WWI veteran, this was his fate, etc. -
and paid for this with his life, as did so many other decent Jews. The
older son fled, and survived as a partisan.

The younger son and his mother were saved by the extraordinary and
unforgettable heroism of Raoul Wallenberg; they lived in one of the
safe-houses till the end of WWII.

The younger son brought to Las Vegas a stack of ancient photographs; he had
found them in his mother's room after she died. She had never shown them to
him, or talked about them with him. He had planned to leave all of them
with me, so that I could photograph them and then mail them back to him.
But in the end, he could not bear to part with any that showed his father,
whom he does not remember at all. He also hung on to all the photos of his
mother. I find it very touching that he is such a devoted son.

However, he agreed to lend me photos that showed people he did not know. I
could not believe what I saw! There was a photo of my father at about 3
years old, with his mother and older sister, similar to the one SIGAL family
photo my father had been able to save. There were several photos of the two
sisters of the mother of the R***** brothers, each with spouses and / or
children. I knew who these people were, only because names on the backs of
some photos were those my father had mentioned. I was able to tell my
cousin, "This was your aunt! These were your little cousins!"

Some of the other photos showed a person or persons whose name on the back I
do not know; others provided no name or information, and I did not recognize
the person. But I found a wonderful turn-of-the-century photo of the
exquisite eldest aunt of the R***** brothers, with her three sparklingly
beautiful little children - and their first names are on the back of the
photo. Any such clue is a help in further research!

Now I must visit my cousins in Budapest, in order to meet all of them and
their families, and to see the rest of the photographs! I still have a
thousand questions, and I want to find more family. More important, we are
alive and we need to celebrate life. I must locate a person who speaks both
Hungarian and English, and with whom all of us can feel comfortable in
Budapest and / or Vienna.

I have found these relatives in large part due to the existence of JewishGen
and its various SIGs and sources of information. Thank you, also, to the
dozens of Genners and SIGgers who have helped me with all kinds of advice; I
have tried to thank each of you personally. My financial contribution will
be on its way to JewishGen.

Shana Tova to all. May we see peace in Israel and throughout the world,
this year.

Marilyn Sheridan (Miriam SIGAL)
Tucson, AZ, USA


Polish-Russian Names #general

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The email below led me to an opposite question. Part of my family
was also >from Bialystok and an aunt who died in the Holocaust was
always known to me as "Aunt Rose." I have not been successful in
finding her birth certificate although I have obtained them for all
her siblings.

Both my mother and my uncle used "American" names here in the U.S.
different >from their birth names and I assume the same is true of my
aunt who remained in Europe.

So, what I would like to know is what was most likely her "real" name
in Poland?

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, Florida
Researching BRUMER, LITWIN, KOGAN, Bialystok, Lodz, Poland

"karina holthoff" <holthoffk@attbi.com> wrote ...


My Great Grand Parents and my grand parents were >from Bialystok
and my grandmother's name was Fanja or Fania too.

It seems to be a common name.

Several days ago I posed a query about Russian-Polish names.
I was looking for the most probable religious *and* secular
names for the following:

All were born in Bialystock region:
... female: called Fania in the US

....Most correspondents suggested Feige for Fania, and I think
it most likely.

Barbara S Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Success story - just in time for the New Year! #galicia

Marilyn Sheridan <marilyns@...>
 

Dear members of JewishGen Discussion Group, and BohMor SIG, France SIG,
Galicia SIG, and Hungary SIG,

Thanks to JewishGen (and to some other wonderful Jewish organizations) I
have recently found lost family in Budapest!

Not long before my father died, he mentioned that when he was a young child,
his mother would take him by train >from Vienna to visit his C******* cousins
in Budapest. He had three girl cousins, all older than himself. He
remembered only the first name of one cousin, and that another cousin had
married a man with the surname R*****.

My father could not tell me how he was related to these cousins, but I
suspected that his own mother and the mother of the cousins were sisters.
This proved to be correct, as I found when I looked recently in a book
called "Counted Remnant: Register of the Jewish Survivors in Budapest" that
was published in Budapest in 1946.

When I searched the list under "R" for the name R*****, I found a woman by
that name. As is done for each survivor in this record, she listed her own
mother's maiden name. That was my big clue: it was the same maiden surname
as that of my father's mother. Moreover, Mrs. R***** listed her mother's
first name. So, for the first time, I knew a name my father had not been
able to remember - the first name of his mother's sister.

My next step was to scan the same list for any children of Mrs. R*****. I
found two sons, who identified the maiden name of their mother as the former
Miss C*******, and their current home address as the same one where their
mother currently lived.

In an on-line telephone book of Hungary, I found only 5 people with the
surname R*****, and with one of the two first names. I wrote by snail-mail
to the only one in Budapest, including a photocopy of the relevant page of
"Counted Remnant" and a genealogy tree to show how we might be related.

You can imagine my thrill to receive a reply by snail mail! This was indeed
my second cousin. My father's mother and his mother's mother were sisters.
(Those sisters were daughters of Avraham Zvi Hersch BEUTEL the Hosid, who
was born in Skalat on April 16, 1852 and died in Vienna on May 7, 1936. I
can not find further information about him; so if anyone knows where I can
look, I would be happy to receive suggestions. The IKG Wien has no further
information; and I can not find out where Skalat records might be -
apparently they are not in Skalat - if any have indeed survived to this
day.)

The daughter of BEUTEL who lived in Budapest became the mother of three
daughters of her own. One was the mother of the the two R***** brothers
whom I discovered very recently. The second moved with her family to
France; my father lived with them >from the time he fled Vienna in 1938 until
the battle of Dunkirk in 1940; alas, I have confirmed (Klarsfeld) that all
perished at Auschwitz. The third sister (probably the oldest) and her
family may have moved to France, but they or some children may have stayed
in Hungary. No one seems to know or remember their surname.

It turns out that the wife of the younger R***** brother has cousins in Las
Vegas; they are very close, and telephone each other several times a month.
The younger R***** brother told his cousins about the letter that I had sent
to the older brother. A few weeks ago, the younger brother and his wife
traveled to Las Vegas to visit these cousins. Because I live in nearby
Tucson, I went to meet them. It was instant family!

The younger brother speaks only Hungarian; and because his wife is a
Hungarian government worker, their number is not in the telephone book for
reasons of privacy. The cousins in Las Vegas are multilingual (the wife
survived Bergen-Belsen, the husband was a partisan) and every word back and
forth had to be translated - but with such warmth and joy! My cousin hugs
just like my father did; we could not stop hugging each other. We had a
huge traditional Czechoslovakian / Hungarian dinner!

The younger brother knows little about his past, because his mother, who
died only a few years ago, could not bear to talk about her losses,
including the murders of her husband and father. His older brother, also,
finds it hard to talk about those times. The earliest memory of the brother
I met, is the occasion when Jews were herded brutally toward a ghetto in
Budapest; a soldier shoved his beloved grandfather, who could not move
"quickly enough", making him fall down, and then shot him on the spot.

When the Nazis demanded that Jews join the labor battalions, the older son
tried to convince his father that they should run away together and join the
partisans. The father said he was a WWI veteran, this was his fate, etc. -
and paid for this with his life, as did so many other decent Jews. The
older son fled, and survived as a partisan.

The younger son and his mother were saved by the extraordinary and
unforgettable heroism of Raoul Wallenberg; they lived in one of the
safe-houses till the end of WWII.

The younger son brought to Las Vegas a stack of ancient photographs; he had
found them in his mother's room after she died. She had never shown them to
him, or talked about them with him. He had planned to leave all of them
with me, so that I could photograph them and then mail them back to him.
But in the end, he could not bear to part with any that showed his father,
whom he does not remember at all. He also hung on to all the photos of his
mother. I find it very touching that he is such a devoted son.

However, he agreed to lend me photos that showed people he did not know. I
could not believe what I saw! There was a photo of my father at about 3
years old, with his mother and older sister, similar to the one SIGAL family
photo my father had been able to save. There were several photos of the two
sisters of the mother of the R***** brothers, each with spouses and / or
children. I knew who these people were, only because names on the backs of
some photos were those my father had mentioned. I was able to tell my
cousin, "This was your aunt! These were your little cousins!"

Some of the other photos showed a person or persons whose name on the back I
do not know; others provided no name or information, and I did not recognize
the person. But I found a wonderful turn-of-the-century photo of the
exquisite eldest aunt of the R***** brothers, with her three sparklingly
beautiful little children - and their first names are on the back of the
photo. Any such clue is a help in further research!

Now I must visit my cousins in Budapest, in order to meet all of them and
their families, and to see the rest of the photographs! I still have a
thousand questions, and I want to find more family. More important, we are
alive and we need to celebrate life. I must locate a person who speaks both
Hungarian and English, and with whom all of us can feel comfortable in
Budapest and / or Vienna.

I have found these relatives in large part due to the existence of JewishGen
and its various SIGs and sources of information. Thank you, also, to the
dozens of Genners and SIGgers who have helped me with all kinds of advice; I
have tried to thank each of you personally. My financial contribution will
be on its way to JewishGen.

Shana Tova to all. May we see peace in Israel and throughout the world,
this year.

Marilyn Sheridan (Miriam SIGAL)
Tucson, AZ, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Polish-Russian Names #general

Sandra and Donald Hirschhorn <donsandyh@...>
 

The email below led me to an opposite question. Part of my family
was also >from Bialystok and an aunt who died in the Holocaust was
always known to me as "Aunt Rose." I have not been successful in
finding her birth certificate although I have obtained them for all
her siblings.

Both my mother and my uncle used "American" names here in the U.S.
different >from their birth names and I assume the same is true of my
aunt who remained in Europe.

So, what I would like to know is what was most likely her "real" name
in Poland?

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Boca Raton, Florida
Researching BRUMER, LITWIN, KOGAN, Bialystok, Lodz, Poland

"karina holthoff" <holthoffk@attbi.com> wrote ...


My Great Grand Parents and my grand parents were >from Bialystok
and my grandmother's name was Fanja or Fania too.

It seems to be a common name.

Several days ago I posed a query about Russian-Polish names.
I was looking for the most probable religious *and* secular
names for the following:

All were born in Bialystock region:
... female: called Fania in the US

....Most correspondents suggested Feige for Fania, and I think
it most likely.

Barbara S Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


Galicia map, thanks #galicia

Jerome Silverbush <jsilverbus@...>
 

Thanks to all who helped me with my question about a map clearly showing
the borders of Galicia, Bukovina and Romania. I didn't get exactly what
I want but I got some good maps.
http://romansky.dnsalias.org/oldmaps/image6.htm is a good compact map of
Bukovina showing the surrounding countries.
http://historicaltextarchive.com/hungary/map13.gif shows the entire
Austro Hungarian empire in 1914.

Jerry Silverbush
Durham, NC


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Galicia map, thanks #galicia

Jerome Silverbush <jsilverbus@...>
 

Thanks to all who helped me with my question about a map clearly showing
the borders of Galicia, Bukovina and Romania. I didn't get exactly what
I want but I got some good maps.
http://romansky.dnsalias.org/oldmaps/image6.htm is a good compact map of
Bukovina showing the surrounding countries.
http://historicaltextarchive.com/hungary/map13.gif shows the entire
Austro Hungarian empire in 1914.

Jerry Silverbush
Durham, NC


To Loouis Schonfeld #hungary

BruceKitty@...
 

Louis, I received the "Land of Hagar" book this morning. It is indeed a very
beautifully
written and illustrated book. Thank you so much for making this book
available.
Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Kitty Sauber <brucekitty@aol.com>


Hungary SIG #Hungary To Loouis Schonfeld #hungary

BruceKitty@...
 

Louis, I received the "Land of Hagar" book this morning. It is indeed a very
beautifully
written and illustrated book. Thank you so much for making this book
available.
Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Kitty Sauber <brucekitty@aol.com>


Regina and Rebecca KAHN #hungary

Posthumus, Paul <pj.posthumus@...>
 

Dear Vivian Kahn,

I think Kahn is a common surname for jews in Hungary, but i ask anyway:

I have a Regina an d a Rebecca Kahn in my tree. Regina is the daughter of
Rebecca. Regina married Moritz Gestetner >from Csorna. They had a lot of
children. Among those children were two girls by the names of Irma and
Rosalia. They both married Jakab Federer (1855-1943) >from Janoshaza. Rosalia
married Jakab and had eight daughters. When Rosalia died, Jakab married her
younger sister Irma and had 3 sons and 2 daughters. The oldest son Sandor
(1899-1967) is my grandfather.

Is there any connection?

Paul Posthumus, Judith Federer

Moderator VK: Paul doesn't say where his KAHN relatives lived but I think it's very unlikely that there's any connection between my KAHN family and Paul's. Here are some of the reasons why. My great-grandfather was named Dov Berisch KAHANA and he lived in Maramarossziget, now Sighetu Marmatei, Romania. My grandfather Chaim, who was born in Sziget in 1869, changed his name to KAHN when he emigrated to the US in 1903. His brother Naftule Herz, who arrived in 1914, used the surname KAHAN so I have a bunch of second cousins who have that surname. If Paul's KAHN relatives came >from Maramaros they are probably KAHANs as well.

Janos Bogardi has a fascinating feature on his website that shows the prevalence of the most common Hungarian surnames. KAHAN is an extremely common name in Maramaros and is also found in Bereg and other nearby counties. KAHN and KOHN, the surname of one of my paternal great-grandmother's are surnames that doesn't occur in Maramaros and other northeastern megye but are very prevalent in Pest and are also found in Sopron, where Regina's husband lived. Check out the map at <http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=Kahn> which is based on the occurrence of names in a late 19th century business directory.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Regina and Rebecca KAHN #hungary

Posthumus, Paul <pj.posthumus@...>
 

Dear Vivian Kahn,

I think Kahn is a common surname for jews in Hungary, but i ask anyway:

I have a Regina an d a Rebecca Kahn in my tree. Regina is the daughter of
Rebecca. Regina married Moritz Gestetner >from Csorna. They had a lot of
children. Among those children were two girls by the names of Irma and
Rosalia. They both married Jakab Federer (1855-1943) >from Janoshaza. Rosalia
married Jakab and had eight daughters. When Rosalia died, Jakab married her
younger sister Irma and had 3 sons and 2 daughters. The oldest son Sandor
(1899-1967) is my grandfather.

Is there any connection?

Paul Posthumus, Judith Federer

Moderator VK: Paul doesn't say where his KAHN relatives lived but I think it's very unlikely that there's any connection between my KAHN family and Paul's. Here are some of the reasons why. My great-grandfather was named Dov Berisch KAHANA and he lived in Maramarossziget, now Sighetu Marmatei, Romania. My grandfather Chaim, who was born in Sziget in 1869, changed his name to KAHN when he emigrated to the US in 1903. His brother Naftule Herz, who arrived in 1914, used the surname KAHAN so I have a bunch of second cousins who have that surname. If Paul's KAHN relatives came >from Maramaros they are probably KAHANs as well.

Janos Bogardi has a fascinating feature on his website that shows the prevalence of the most common Hungarian surnames. KAHAN is an extremely common name in Maramaros and is also found in Bereg and other nearby counties. KAHN and KOHN, the surname of one of my paternal great-grandmother's are surnames that doesn't occur in Maramaros and other northeastern megye but are very prevalent in Pest and are also found in Sopron, where Regina's husband lived. Check out the map at <http://www.radixindex.com/cgi-bin/ipvm.pl?surname=Kahn> which is based on the occurrence of names in a late 19th century business directory.


Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Kahn <denmor@...>
 

Dear Adam,

Alexander WALT is related to my BERGMAN family.
Rosa BERGMAN married Harry WALT (born Wilkomer 1889, died Bloemfontein
1931).
They had three daughters: Miriam married to her cousin Sydney WALT, Elsa
married to Louis Shapiro, and Celia married to Chuckie JAWITZ.
Myriam, Elsa and Celia wrote the history of their family in 1987. Lifsha
WALT is mentioned as the daughter of Alexander WALT and Chasa PLUTZKY;
Lifsha died in Cape Town (1971).
I have a copy of the story which can be posted to you.
I have lost contact with the WALT sisters, can try to find their offspring
in Cape Town.

Await your reaction.

Sincerely,
Dennis KAHN,
Amsterdam

----- Original Message -----
From: adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 12:39 AM
Subject: [safrica] WALTS GALORE


PROBLEM 1:
Many of the descendants of Alexander WALT of Ukmerge
(Wilkomir), lived in South Africa. As did many of the
descendants of Benjamin Leib Walt also >from Wilkomir.
Whilst I know quite a lot about Alexander's
descendants, I know little about those of Benjamin.

One of Benjamin's sons was Abraham Jacob WALT (who had
an uncle known as Jekkel) who owned a hardware store
in Claremont, Cape, South Africa. As a young man
Abraham worked for Chuck JAWITZ who was married to
Celia WALT who is a descendant of Alexander WALT. Als
Abraham had a cousin Morris WALT.

Does anyone have any information which might in some
small way help me to establish whether a relationship
exists between Alexander WALT and Benjamin Leib WALT?

PROBLEM 2: The late Dr Alexander Walt (1923-1996) was
an eminent surgeon at Wayne State University. Does
anyone have any recollections or biograhical details
about this man (a descendant of Alexander WALT, see
above)?

PROBLEM 3: 'Sonny' WALT was a medical practitioner in
South Africa. He was also descended >from Alexander
WALT. What was his real name? Does anyone have any
recollections/bigraphical details about him?

PROBLEM 4: Thee was a firm called Walt&Gorfinkel in
Cape Town, South Africa. Does anyone know who was the
Walt in this name and also can anyone tell me anything
about the activities of this firm?

PROBLEM 5: Another harware store in Claremont: M. GENN
& Co. Was this owned by Meyer GENN who was married to
Lifsha WALT?

Any help on any of the above will be gratefully
received by me, Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


Cousin in Johannesburg #southafrica

Miccind@...
 

Hi Genners-

Has anyone have information regarding a cousin of mine?

His name is P. JACOBSON and he resided at 115 Rissus Street, Johannesburg in
1914?

Any input as to full name, occupation, age, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Myron Freedman
Tucson, AZ


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Kahn <denmor@...>
 

Dear Adam,

Alexander WALT is related to my BERGMAN family.
Rosa BERGMAN married Harry WALT (born Wilkomer 1889, died Bloemfontein
1931).
They had three daughters: Miriam married to her cousin Sydney WALT, Elsa
married to Louis Shapiro, and Celia married to Chuckie JAWITZ.
Myriam, Elsa and Celia wrote the history of their family in 1987. Lifsha
WALT is mentioned as the daughter of Alexander WALT and Chasa PLUTZKY;
Lifsha died in Cape Town (1971).
I have a copy of the story which can be posted to you.
I have lost contact with the WALT sisters, can try to find their offspring
in Cape Town.

Await your reaction.

Sincerely,
Dennis KAHN,
Amsterdam

----- Original Message -----
From: adamandlopa yamey <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>
To: South Africa SIG <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 12:39 AM
Subject: [safrica] WALTS GALORE


PROBLEM 1:
Many of the descendants of Alexander WALT of Ukmerge
(Wilkomir), lived in South Africa. As did many of the
descendants of Benjamin Leib Walt also >from Wilkomir.
Whilst I know quite a lot about Alexander's
descendants, I know little about those of Benjamin.

One of Benjamin's sons was Abraham Jacob WALT (who had
an uncle known as Jekkel) who owned a hardware store
in Claremont, Cape, South Africa. As a young man
Abraham worked for Chuck JAWITZ who was married to
Celia WALT who is a descendant of Alexander WALT. Als
Abraham had a cousin Morris WALT.

Does anyone have any information which might in some
small way help me to establish whether a relationship
exists between Alexander WALT and Benjamin Leib WALT?

PROBLEM 2: The late Dr Alexander Walt (1923-1996) was
an eminent surgeon at Wayne State University. Does
anyone have any recollections or biograhical details
about this man (a descendant of Alexander WALT, see
above)?

PROBLEM 3: 'Sonny' WALT was a medical practitioner in
South Africa. He was also descended >from Alexander
WALT. What was his real name? Does anyone have any
recollections/bigraphical details about him?

PROBLEM 4: Thee was a firm called Walt&Gorfinkel in
Cape Town, South Africa. Does anyone know who was the
Walt in this name and also can anyone tell me anything
about the activities of this firm?

PROBLEM 5: Another harware store in Claremont: M. GENN
& Co. Was this owned by Meyer GENN who was married to
Lifsha WALT?

Any help on any of the above will be gratefully
received by me, Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Cousin in Johannesburg #southafrica

Miccind@...
 

Hi Genners-

Has anyone have information regarding a cousin of mine?

His name is P. JACOBSON and he resided at 115 Rissus Street, Johannesburg in
1914?

Any input as to full name, occupation, age, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Myron Freedman
Tucson, AZ


Klarsfeld Foundation #france

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

I'd apprciate the address of The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation,
Paris. I have an old New York address. Mercie!
--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


French SIG #France Klarsfeld Foundation #france

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

I'd apprciate the address of The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation,
Paris. I have an old New York address. Mercie!
--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel


Re. Zolkiewka surname list - wrong link #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

2 days ago I posted an announcement about the PSA indices for Zolkiewka
1881-98. I gave a link for the PSA surname list, but it doesn't work -
and the surname list doesn't seem to be posted yet on Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland's web page.

I have the list on my computer and those who are interested in knowing
whether "their" names occur on the list and with what frequency are
welcome to contact me.

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archive Project Coordinator
CO-OP Zolkiewka
Town leader Gorzkow, Wysokie and Zolkiewka

kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


JRI Poland #Poland Re. Zolkiewka surname list - wrong link #poland

Kirsten Gradel <kmgradel@...>
 

2 days ago I posted an announcement about the PSA indices for Zolkiewka
1881-98. I gave a link for the PSA surname list, but it doesn't work -
and the surname list doesn't seem to be posted yet on Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland's web page.

I have the list on my computer and those who are interested in knowing
whether "their" names occur on the list and with what frequency are
welcome to contact me.

Kirsten Gradel
Nyborg, Denmark
Zamosc Archive Project Coordinator
CO-OP Zolkiewka
Town leader Gorzkow, Wysokie and Zolkiewka

kmgradel@dadlnet.dk


Genealogical software recommendations requested for MAC OSX #lithuania

KKirshner@...
 

I have just upgraded my computer and software (ongoing), a G4 emac with OSX and soon Jaguar OS. I do not know what happened to my original genealogical software package which I vaguely remember as Family Reunion. I did not focus on entries at the time and now would like a genealogical software program that is most recommended by Jewishgenners to work on the Mac with OSX and beyond. Please offer suggestions and any recommendations of where I can obtain the software at a good price. Thank you.

Karen Kirshner, East Meadow, NY, USA
Kkirshner@aol.com
Searching: KIRSHNER, KIRSNER, KERZNER of Luoke (Luknik), Telsai region of
Lithuania; WOLFBERG, WOLBERG of Mittau, Riga, Latvia and Luoke, Lithuania;

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Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Genealogical software recommendations requested for MAC OSX #lithuania

KKirshner@...
 

I have just upgraded my computer and software (ongoing), a G4 emac with OSX and soon Jaguar OS. I do not know what happened to my original genealogical software package which I vaguely remember as Family Reunion. I did not focus on entries at the time and now would like a genealogical software program that is most recommended by Jewishgenners to work on the Mac with OSX and beyond. Please offer suggestions and any recommendations of where I can obtain the software at a good price. Thank you.

Karen Kirshner, East Meadow, NY, USA
Kkirshner@aol.com
Searching: KIRSHNER, KIRSNER, KERZNER of Luoke (Luknik), Telsai region of
Lithuania; WOLFBERG, WOLBERG of Mittau, Riga, Latvia and Luoke, Lithuania;

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.