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Re: Need Translation Help #hungary

samara99@...
 

If you go to the H-SIG web page and click on "Maps and Methods", you will
find under the topic of "Language" a guide to translating civil
registrations. There are tabs at the bottom for births, marriages and
deaths. This should enable you, and anyone else, to translate the various
entries on the form.

There is a lot of good stuff contained in "Maps and Methods."

Good luck!

Sam Schleman
Project Coordinator
Hungarian Vital Records Project

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Shappee" <jshappee@juno.com>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <jshappee@juno.com>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 7:35 PM
Subject: [h-sig] Need Translation Help


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Need Translation Help #hungary

samara99@...
 

If you go to the H-SIG web page and click on "Maps and Methods", you will
find under the topic of "Language" a guide to translating civil
registrations. There are tabs at the bottom for births, marriages and
deaths. This should enable you, and anyone else, to translate the various
entries on the form.

There is a lot of good stuff contained in "Maps and Methods."

Good luck!

Sam Schleman
Project Coordinator
Hungarian Vital Records Project

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Shappee" <jshappee@juno.com>
To: "H-SIG" <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <jshappee@juno.com>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 7:35 PM
Subject: [h-sig] Need Translation Help


Two Useful Books #hungary

jnskraus@...
 

I have borrowed two books >from the Palos Verdes Library District, using =
Interlibrary Loans. I think they could be useful for H-sig members.

The English title of the first is Jews in the Habsburg Armed Forces, =
1788-1918. The author is Erwin A Schmidl. The book is part of Studia =
Judaica Austriaca, It was published by the Osterreicheisches Judisches =
Museum in 1989.

Most of the book is in both English and German. The book was published =
in conjunction with an exhibit honoring the start of conscription of Jew =
in 1788 , A theme is that Jewish civil rights followed civic =
responsibilities, including defense.

The book contains graphs based on data >from the Military Statistics =
Yearbook published in Vienna.

The first set of graphs presents the distribution of Jewish soldiers, in =
19 fields, in 1872, 1904, and 1911. The second set shows the =
distribution of Jewish officers in 1897, 1904, and 1911, separately for =
active and reserve forces. The third set shows the distribution of =
Jewish officials for 1897, 1904, and 1911.=20

The categories are given in German.

Based on the small number of Jewish officers in the cavalry, I hired a =
researcher who found listings for my paternal grandfather in the =
Yearbooks in the Museum of Military History in Budapest. He also found =
several of my grandfather's military histories, including his birth date =
and place, and his education.=20

I have only glanced at the second book, titled Handy Guide to Hungarian =
Genealogical Records, by Jared H. Suess, published by Everton =
Publications, Inc. The Guide contains a wide variety of topics, Some of =
the topics are Hungarian alphabet and grammar, Hungarian names, using =
Hungarian gazetteers, maps, and a listing of historical events, for =
Austria and Hungary, >from the first millennium B.C. to 1947.

Samuel Kraus

Rancho Palos Verdes, California


Galocs, Ung County? #hungary

Rakoff125
 

I believe the community you are looking for was Galgocz also know as
Hlohavec ,Czechoslovakia, Check the Radix website as he lists a number of
'Galgoc' as well.
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Two Useful Books #hungary

jnskraus@...
 

I have borrowed two books >from the Palos Verdes Library District, using =
Interlibrary Loans. I think they could be useful for H-sig members.

The English title of the first is Jews in the Habsburg Armed Forces, =
1788-1918. The author is Erwin A Schmidl. The book is part of Studia =
Judaica Austriaca, It was published by the Osterreicheisches Judisches =
Museum in 1989.

Most of the book is in both English and German. The book was published =
in conjunction with an exhibit honoring the start of conscription of Jew =
in 1788 , A theme is that Jewish civil rights followed civic =
responsibilities, including defense.

The book contains graphs based on data >from the Military Statistics =
Yearbook published in Vienna.

The first set of graphs presents the distribution of Jewish soldiers, in =
19 fields, in 1872, 1904, and 1911. The second set shows the =
distribution of Jewish officers in 1897, 1904, and 1911, separately for =
active and reserve forces. The third set shows the distribution of =
Jewish officials for 1897, 1904, and 1911.=20

The categories are given in German.

Based on the small number of Jewish officers in the cavalry, I hired a =
researcher who found listings for my paternal grandfather in the =
Yearbooks in the Museum of Military History in Budapest. He also found =
several of my grandfather's military histories, including his birth date =
and place, and his education.=20

I have only glanced at the second book, titled Handy Guide to Hungarian =
Genealogical Records, by Jared H. Suess, published by Everton =
Publications, Inc. The Guide contains a wide variety of topics, Some of =
the topics are Hungarian alphabet and grammar, Hungarian names, using =
Hungarian gazetteers, maps, and a listing of historical events, for =
Austria and Hungary, >from the first millennium B.C. to 1947.

Samuel Kraus

Rancho Palos Verdes, California


Hungary SIG #Hungary Galocs, Ung County? #hungary

Rakoff125
 

I believe the community you are looking for was Galgocz also know as
Hlohavec ,Czechoslovakia, Check the Radix website as he lists a number of
'Galgoc' as well.
Linda Rakoff
Newton, MA


Buchbinder family #galicia

Marlene Boccato <marleneboccato@...>
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone doing research on the
families BUCHBINDER, OELBAUM or SCHALL who lived in the vicinity
of Zolynia in SE Poland in the early 20th century.

Thank you.

Marlene Boccato


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Buchbinder family #galicia

Marlene Boccato <marleneboccato@...>
 

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone doing research on the
families BUCHBINDER, OELBAUM or SCHALL who lived in the vicinity
of Zolynia in SE Poland in the early 20th century.

Thank you.

Marlene Boccato


"For-Fee" Genealogist/Archivist #galicia

Peter Haas <ppeett@...>
 

Dear Genners,

The unselfish help offered by so many members of our SIG to
fellow-Genners is truly remarkable. I've read countless postings
that really blazed the way for individuals who needed a helping
hand or specific advice.

However, there comes a time when some of us encounter
dead-ends, or simply lack the requisite experience, language
skills, or time, to make headways. In those instances it would
make sense to put someone to work for you who has had
experience working with Jewish genealogical resources in far away
places, and who has the requisite contacts, language skills, and
ability to actually read and translate the fancy 19th century
“writing.” But, how does one start?

Well, first of all there are many caveats, and cautions about hiring
genealogists, and you can read more about them on
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/profgen.html>. In reality
however, I have found the task of locating such professionals
quite challenging. It is for that reason that I have volunteered to
compile and maintain a “JewishGen InfoFile” which would provide
Genners with leads to "for-hire professionals" who have helped
other Genners.

This end-product will, however, require a bit of time, and more
importantly, it will depend on obtaining the necessary inputs >from
Genners who have had positive experiences working with such
professionals. I, for one, have had several such experiences that
I’m willing to share, but can you imagine the ultimate usefulness
of a master-list (“InfoFile”) if there were 10, 20, or maybe 30 of
you who would also be willing to contribute your positive
experiences to such a list?

I therefore ask all of you who have had helpful "for fee"
experiences, to please get in touch with me by email off-line.
These experiences should entail research conducted during the
last 5 years, and involve records of eastern-European Jewry. So, if
you have a worthwhile experience to share, please send me (Peter
Haas) an e-mail right now. Don’t worry about any details at this
point. You’ll have time later on. All I need to know now is that you
are a resource.

In the e-mail that I referred to above, please address it to me at:
ppeett@hotmail.com , give it a “Subject” (for example, “For-Fee”
Researcher), and remember that at this point I don’t need any
details, so in the body of the e-mail you don’t really have to say
much of anything. I will then simply “click” on “reply,” and attach a
short, simple “Questionnaire” and instructions that will guide you
through the rest. Should you have any questions however, please
send me a separate e-mail.

In the meantime, please accept my thanks for reading this, and
note that with your help we can make this new resource a reality.

Peter Haas----Northern California


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia "For-Fee" Genealogist/Archivist #galicia

Peter Haas <ppeett@...>
 

Dear Genners,

The unselfish help offered by so many members of our SIG to
fellow-Genners is truly remarkable. I've read countless postings
that really blazed the way for individuals who needed a helping
hand or specific advice.

However, there comes a time when some of us encounter
dead-ends, or simply lack the requisite experience, language
skills, or time, to make headways. In those instances it would
make sense to put someone to work for you who has had
experience working with Jewish genealogical resources in far away
places, and who has the requisite contacts, language skills, and
ability to actually read and translate the fancy 19th century
“writing.” But, how does one start?

Well, first of all there are many caveats, and cautions about hiring
genealogists, and you can read more about them on
<http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/profgen.html>. In reality
however, I have found the task of locating such professionals
quite challenging. It is for that reason that I have volunteered to
compile and maintain a “JewishGen InfoFile” which would provide
Genners with leads to "for-hire professionals" who have helped
other Genners.

This end-product will, however, require a bit of time, and more
importantly, it will depend on obtaining the necessary inputs >from
Genners who have had positive experiences working with such
professionals. I, for one, have had several such experiences that
I’m willing to share, but can you imagine the ultimate usefulness
of a master-list (“InfoFile”) if there were 10, 20, or maybe 30 of
you who would also be willing to contribute your positive
experiences to such a list?

I therefore ask all of you who have had helpful "for fee"
experiences, to please get in touch with me by email off-line.
These experiences should entail research conducted during the
last 5 years, and involve records of eastern-European Jewry. So, if
you have a worthwhile experience to share, please send me (Peter
Haas) an e-mail right now. Don’t worry about any details at this
point. You’ll have time later on. All I need to know now is that you
are a resource.

In the e-mail that I referred to above, please address it to me at:
ppeett@hotmail.com , give it a “Subject” (for example, “For-Fee”
Researcher), and remember that at this point I don’t need any
details, so in the body of the e-mail you don’t really have to say
much of anything. I will then simply “click” on “reply,” and attach a
short, simple “Questionnaire” and instructions that will guide you
through the rest. Should you have any questions however, please
send me a separate e-mail.

In the meantime, please accept my thanks for reading this, and
note that with your help we can make this new resource a reality.

Peter Haas----Northern California


gravestone photos from Mt Hebron Cemetery on Bircza Online website #general

d gershon lewental <reproots@...>
 

Shalom,

In 2006, I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York, to photograph all
the graves in the burial societies of emigrants >from the area of Bircza (present-
day south-eastern Poland). It has taken me some time, but I have finally
uploaded all of the photos to the "Bircza Online" website, along with relevant
information (plot location, burial society, and date of death). The list and
accompanying photographs include nearly 450 individuals. At times, the information
I have listed corrects that which can be found on the Mt Hebron Cemetery website
(numerous misspellings).

The list and photographs can be found by clicking on "91lists" on the Bircza
Online website: http://bircza.reproots.org/

I would also like to take the opportunity to note that various other elements of
the Bircza website have been updated, including maps,photos, and other lists. I
would also like to reach out to any researchers searching the Bircza environs to
contact me to share information about the town. I am particularly eager to collect
"91testimonials" >from those who were born in Bircza, as the number of living
survivors is growing smaller by day.

Thank you,
D Gershon Lewental
Tel-Aviv, Israel
reproots@reproots.org / www.reproots.org

SEARCHING ...
Bierfass, Bykov, Drozhanski, Freifeld, Hamer, Gartner, Goldsmith, Lauberfeld,
Lischner, Lowenthal, Mond, Oberlender, Orling, Rothstein, Schnell, Tepper, Tobias,
Turner, Puryc IN ... Bircza area, Drohobycz, Dynow, Khyrow, Korzeniec, Leszczawa
Dolna, Moscow, Mrzyglod, Nowa Wies, Poltawa, Przemysl, Rybotycze, Sanok, Vinnitsa,
Zohatyn [Poland and Ukraine]; Buenos Aires, New York City [Americas]

MODERATOR NOTE: The photos and information >from the cemetery referred to above
will be added to JOWBR. We are grateful to Gershon for sharing this with JewishGen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen gravestone photos from Mt Hebron Cemetery on Bircza Online website #general

d gershon lewental <reproots@...>
 

Shalom,

In 2006, I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Queens, New York, to photograph all
the graves in the burial societies of emigrants >from the area of Bircza (present-
day south-eastern Poland). It has taken me some time, but I have finally
uploaded all of the photos to the "Bircza Online" website, along with relevant
information (plot location, burial society, and date of death). The list and
accompanying photographs include nearly 450 individuals. At times, the information
I have listed corrects that which can be found on the Mt Hebron Cemetery website
(numerous misspellings).

The list and photographs can be found by clicking on "91lists" on the Bircza
Online website: http://bircza.reproots.org/

I would also like to take the opportunity to note that various other elements of
the Bircza website have been updated, including maps,photos, and other lists. I
would also like to reach out to any researchers searching the Bircza environs to
contact me to share information about the town. I am particularly eager to collect
"91testimonials" >from those who were born in Bircza, as the number of living
survivors is growing smaller by day.

Thank you,
D Gershon Lewental
Tel-Aviv, Israel
reproots@reproots.org / www.reproots.org

SEARCHING ...
Bierfass, Bykov, Drozhanski, Freifeld, Hamer, Gartner, Goldsmith, Lauberfeld,
Lischner, Lowenthal, Mond, Oberlender, Orling, Rothstein, Schnell, Tepper, Tobias,
Turner, Puryc IN ... Bircza area, Drohobycz, Dynow, Khyrow, Korzeniec, Leszczawa
Dolna, Moscow, Mrzyglod, Nowa Wies, Poltawa, Przemysl, Rybotycze, Sanok, Vinnitsa,
Zohatyn [Poland and Ukraine]; Buenos Aires, New York City [Americas]

MODERATOR NOTE: The photos and information >from the cemetery referred to above
will be added to JOWBR. We are grateful to Gershon for sharing this with JewishGen


social security application #general

richard baum <rxbaum@...>
 

Dear members:

In late November 2009 I applied for a copy of a Social Security Application of a
relative that I had located on the SSDI. In the past, when I paid for a copy of an
application, I typically waited about six weeks. My current request has not yet
been answered even though it has been almost five months.

Has anyone else recently experienced such a long delay?

I want to send a written inquiry to the SSA but could not find an appropriate
Social Security Administration office to which I can address my inquiry.

Richard Baum
NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately unless you have information of general
interest to share. Messages which include criticism of they way this or any other
government agency operates will not be posted


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen social security application #general

richard baum <rxbaum@...>
 

Dear members:

In late November 2009 I applied for a copy of a Social Security Application of a
relative that I had located on the SSDI. In the past, when I paid for a copy of an
application, I typically waited about six weeks. My current request has not yet
been answered even though it has been almost five months.

Has anyone else recently experienced such a long delay?

I want to send a written inquiry to the SSA but could not find an appropriate
Social Security Administration office to which I can address my inquiry.

Richard Baum
NYC

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately unless you have information of general
interest to share. Messages which include criticism of they way this or any other
government agency operates will not be posted


Polish Translation Birth Record #poland

Peggy Morrow
 

I would appreciate your help in translating this two page ledger.

The last entry is the birth record for Majer. His parents are Leib
Bretschneider and Gittel Geller. Please help me with everything else this
says.

The ledger is in two pages
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15178
and
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15179

Thanks for your help!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFIELD
KORNFELD >from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN and NEWMAN from
Budapest Hungary and Chicago; KRAMER >from Galicia and Chicago

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Polish Translation Birth Record #poland

Peggy Morrow
 

I would appreciate your help in translating this two page ledger.

The last entry is the birth record for Majer. His parents are Leib
Bretschneider and Gittel Geller. Please help me with everything else this
says.

The ledger is in two pages
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15178
and
www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15179

Thanks for your help!

Peggy Morrow
Hoffman Estates, IL
Researching BRETTSCHNEIDER BRETSZNEIDER BRETT SCHNEIDER GELLER ZIMMERMAN
from Korolowka (Oleyovo-Korolevka), Galicia and St. Louis; MORROWITZ
MOROVITZ MORROW GOLDSTEIN >from Iasi, Romania and Philadelphia; KORNFIELD
KORNFELD >from Bardejov, Slovakia and Chicago; EDELMAN and NEWMAN from
Budapest Hungary and Chicago; KRAMER >from Galicia and Chicago

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: LDS records for Tarnopol on CD #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

In his message copied below, Jurek Hirschberg shows interest in the LDS
microfilms of Tarnopol records. These microfilmed Tarnopol records are just
a part of the Jewish records >from the Ukraine State Historical Archives in
Lviv that were microfilmed by the LDS Church and made available in late
2006.

Jurek is correct in stating that JRI-Poland does NOT have a project to index
these microfilms. In late 2006, JRI-Poland did investigate the possibility
of indexing these microfilms and found that written permission was required
from the head of the Ukraine State Archives to undertake such a project. At
that time, JRI-Poland determined that a request for permission would likely
be denied. We continue to monitor the situation concerning the Archives in
Ukraine and still believe that permission will not be granted.

JRI-Poland does provide information about this collection of LDS microfilms
at http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/lviv.htm. A detailed inventory in Excel
format (a work in progress) can viewed by clicking the "more detailed
inventory" link in the fourth paragraph.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I need to examine the LDS records for Tarnopol that come >from the Lviv
Archive. They are not part of the JRI project. Spending time at one of the
LDS Family History Centers is not practical. I wonder if anybody has managed
to obtain those records on a CD and would be interested in sharing them.

Please contact me privately.

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm, Sweden
jurek.hirschberg@hirschberg.se


JRI Poland #Poland Re: LDS records for Tarnopol on CD #poland

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
 

In his message copied below, Jurek Hirschberg shows interest in the LDS
microfilms of Tarnopol records. These microfilmed Tarnopol records are just
a part of the Jewish records >from the Ukraine State Historical Archives in
Lviv that were microfilmed by the LDS Church and made available in late
2006.

Jurek is correct in stating that JRI-Poland does NOT have a project to index
these microfilms. In late 2006, JRI-Poland did investigate the possibility
of indexing these microfilms and found that written permission was required
from the head of the Ukraine State Archives to undertake such a project. At
that time, JRI-Poland determined that a request for permission would likely
be denied. We continue to monitor the situation concerning the Archives in
Ukraine and still believe that permission will not be granted.

JRI-Poland does provide information about this collection of LDS microfilms
at http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/lviv.htm. A detailed inventory in Excel
format (a work in progress) can viewed by clicking the "more detailed
inventory" link in the fourth paragraph.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I need to examine the LDS records for Tarnopol that come >from the Lviv
Archive. They are not part of the JRI project. Spending time at one of the
LDS Family History Centers is not practical. I wonder if anybody has managed
to obtain those records on a CD and would be interested in sharing them.

Please contact me privately.

Jurek Hirschberg
Stockholm, Sweden
jurek.hirschberg@hirschberg.se


JGSCV May Meeting: Genealogy In The Round #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California, (USA)
Date: Sunday: May 2, 2010 1:30-3:30 pm
Program: Genealogy in the Round: Share Your Successes, Failures, Artifacts and
Brick Walls

Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall, or genealogical
artifact! This is YOUR meeting-We all learn >from one another-take this opportunity
to share your genealogical story-success or failure, ask questions about your brick
walls, and more!

If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen at
president@JGSCV.org. Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to share-
depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV member or a
potential member-we'd love to hear your genealogical story. The Jewish Genealogical
Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing
genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in
Jewish genealogy and family history.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by JGSCV founding member Hal Bookbinder-- come and talk on your
successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV board member Fred Land on the book,
Who Do you Think You Are. Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and
B. To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available starting
30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored
with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For more information
including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more
information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCV May Meeting: Genealogy In The Round #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California, (USA)
Date: Sunday: May 2, 2010 1:30-3:30 pm
Program: Genealogy in the Round: Share Your Successes, Failures, Artifacts and
Brick Walls

Come and share a genealogical success, failure, brick wall, or genealogical
artifact! This is YOUR meeting-We all learn >from one another-take this opportunity
to share your genealogical story-success or failure, ask questions about your brick
walls, and more!

If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Jan Meisels Allen at
president@JGSCV.org. Each participant will be given 5-10 minutes to share-
depending on the number of presenters. Whether you are a JGSCV member or a
potential member-we'd love to hear your genealogical story. The Jewish Genealogical
Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing
genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in
Jewish genealogy and family history.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by JGSCV founding member Hal Bookbinder-- come and talk on your
successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by JGSCV board member Fred Land on the book,
Who Do you Think You Are. Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and
B. To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available starting
30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored
with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For more information
including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more
information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV