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Seeking descendants of Rabbi Simcha Kagan #rabbinic

Betty Ross
 

Dear Genners:

I am seeking information about descendants and/or ancestors of Rabbi
Sincha KAGAN, who was born in 1878 and was appointed rabbi of Zashkov
-- then part of the Russian Empire, now Ukraine. He was the son of
Rabbi Shmuel KAGAN and was married to Bath-Zion (maiden name unknown).

Please respond privately unless the information would be of general
interest. Thank you.

Regards,

Betty Ross
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
bettyross18@...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Seeking descendants of Rabbi Simcha Kagan #rabbinic

Betty Ross
 

Dear Genners:

I am seeking information about descendants and/or ancestors of Rabbi
Sincha KAGAN, who was born in 1878 and was appointed rabbi of Zashkov
-- then part of the Russian Empire, now Ukraine. He was the son of
Rabbi Shmuel KAGAN and was married to Bath-Zion (maiden name unknown).

Please respond privately unless the information would be of general
interest. Thank you.

Regards,

Betty Ross
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
bettyross18@...


SONCINO Izmir -Seeking descendants and extended family #sephardic

Leah and Eli Teicher
 

Dear Genners,
My maternal great great mother was ???? SONCINO/Sonchino (born around 1830)
from Izmir, Turkey.
She married my great great grandfather Isaac SIDI. Both had children
among them was my great grandfather David Sidi who married Estrea BEN GHIAT.
They had 4 sons: Avraham, Moshe, Yossef, Dr.Isaac (my grandfather born 1880)
and a daughter Judith.

I am seeking for years the *private* name of Mrs. Soncino who married my great
great grandfather and her extended family. She and her family had a Firman
(Rights) for life >from the Ottoman's Sultans for helping them conquering
Budapest. Her family ancestors and descendants were books publishers for
years origin >from Italy and before - Germany.
Please answer to my e-mail
Leah Teicher
anafa-e@...


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim SONCINO Izmir -Seeking descendants and extended family #sephardic

Leah and Eli Teicher
 

Dear Genners,
My maternal great great mother was ???? SONCINO/Sonchino (born around 1830)
from Izmir, Turkey.
She married my great great grandfather Isaac SIDI. Both had children
among them was my great grandfather David Sidi who married Estrea BEN GHIAT.
They had 4 sons: Avraham, Moshe, Yossef, Dr.Isaac (my grandfather born 1880)
and a daughter Judith.

I am seeking for years the *private* name of Mrs. Soncino who married my great
great grandfather and her extended family. She and her family had a Firman
(Rights) for life >from the Ottoman's Sultans for helping them conquering
Budapest. Her family ancestors and descendants were books publishers for
years origin >from Italy and before - Germany.
Please answer to my e-mail
Leah Teicher
anafa-e@...


DNA identity and privacy ; avoiding genetic diseases #dna

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Two recent important articles on genetics just published in New
York Times and Wall Street Journal following the publication of a
study in the scientific magazine Science by a research team >from
the Whitehead Institute of the MIT, lead by Dr. Yaniv Erlich, who
is also the grand-son of Sana Erlich, Holocaust survivor >from
Staszow, Poland.

Web Hunt for DNA Sequences Leaves Privacy Compromised
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/health/search-of-dna-sequences-reveals-full-identities.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/b8bt62g --Mod.]

A Little Digging Unmasks DNA Donor Names
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578247842499724794.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/al3qsyq --Mod.]

Here is last year article on how to avoid genetic diseases in Ultra
Orthodox inter-marriages also involving Yaniv Erlich:

A Community's Twist on Genetic Tests
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304441404577482883792957586.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/cfezk4e --Mod.]

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


DNA Research #DNA DNA identity and privacy ; avoiding genetic diseases #dna

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
 

Two recent important articles on genetics just published in New
York Times and Wall Street Journal following the publication of a
study in the scientific magazine Science by a research team >from
the Whitehead Institute of the MIT, lead by Dr. Yaniv Erlich, who
is also the grand-son of Sana Erlich, Holocaust survivor >from
Staszow, Poland.

Web Hunt for DNA Sequences Leaves Privacy Compromised
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/health/search-of-dna-sequences-reveals-full-identities.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/b8bt62g --Mod.]

A Little Digging Unmasks DNA Donor Names
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578247842499724794.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/al3qsyq --Mod.]

Here is last year article on how to avoid genetic diseases in Ultra
Orthodox inter-marriages also involving Yaniv Erlich:

A Community's Twist on Genetic Tests
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304441404577482883792957586.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/cfezk4e --Mod.]

Jean-Pierre Stroweis
Jerusalem


1869 Hungarian Census #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

I am confused as to what records exist for the 1869 Hungarian Census.
I have successfully used the database records at JewishGen and the =
filmed records available online via familysearch dot org.

Are there more records still in existence than what familysearch has =
filmed and what JewishGen has transcribed?
I am looking for a complete listing of what records survive whether or =
not they have been transcribed or microfilmed.


Regards
Alex


JewishGen Education February Classes #hungary

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


: Question on a theory on the origin of the surname Meixler #hungary

tom.venetia@...
 

Lew,
There is a small village in Germany called Meixler and a Meixlerstrasse
(Meixler street) in Mainz, Germany.
My guess is that this name's root is in some old German profession or
occupation.
A close match would be Meichler which is a quite common name in =
Switzerland
and Germany too.

Thomas (Tom) Venetianer
Sao Paulo - Brasil
email: tom.venetia@...


Hungary SIG #Hungary 1869 Hungarian Census #hungary

Alex Magocsi
 

I am confused as to what records exist for the 1869 Hungarian Census.
I have successfully used the database records at JewishGen and the =
filmed records available online via familysearch dot org.

Are there more records still in existence than what familysearch has =
filmed and what JewishGen has transcribed?
I am looking for a complete listing of what records survive whether or =
not they have been transcribed or microfilmed.


Regards
Alex


Hungary SIG #Hungary JewishGen Education February Classes #hungary

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen Education February Classes Open for Enrollment

1. Creating KehilaLinks Web Pages starts Feb 1. $36. - Mark
Heckman
2. Exploring JewishGen starts Feb 1. $18. This two week Course
is an introduction to navigating JewishGen and the hidden resources
on its website. - Nancy Holden
3. Basic Jewish Genealogy starts Feb 5. $80. There is no charge for
JewishGen contributors to the General Fund - Phyllis Kramer
4. Independent Study starts Feb 15. $150. Enrollment by application
- Nancy Holden

Please read the course descriptions and requirements and enroll at
http://www.jewishgen.org/education

Address your questions to:
JewishGen-Education@...

Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education


Hungary SIG #Hungary : Question on a theory on the origin of the surname Meixler #hungary

tom.venetia@...
 

Lew,
There is a small village in Germany called Meixler and a Meixlerstrasse
(Meixler street) in Mainz, Germany.
My guess is that this name's root is in some old German profession or
occupation.
A close match would be Meichler which is a quite common name in =
Switzerland
and Germany too.

Thomas (Tom) Venetianer
Sao Paulo - Brasil
email: tom.venetia@...


Travel book recommendations for Hungary and Transylvania? #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

We are planning a trip to Hungary (Budapest and Zemplin area) and Transylvania (Arad area) and will be using a travel guide (person) recommended by several members of this SIG (and thank you for all the generous recommendations!)  While the guide will plan genealogical portions of the trip, we'd also like to visit some parks, vinyards, other areas of general interest.

Any recommendations for the best travel books and websites, both general and Jewish?  

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman


Hungary SIG #Hungary Travel book recommendations for Hungary and Transylvania? #hungary

Jake Jacobs
 

We are planning a trip to Hungary (Budapest and Zemplin area) and Transylvania (Arad area) and will be using a travel guide (person) recommended by several members of this SIG (and thank you for all the generous recommendations!)  While the guide will plan genealogical portions of the trip, we'd also like to visit some parks, vinyards, other areas of general interest.

Any recommendations for the best travel books and websites, both general and Jewish?  

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas


Hungary SIG #Hungary A Final Thank You to JOWBR and HDB Volunteers and Donors #hungary

Nolan Altman
 

I'd like to personally thank all the donors and volunteers who
I've worked with over the past dozen years or so. Without your
contributions of material, time and expertise, JewishGen's
databases would not be the valuable asset they have become. It
has been a real honor to build searchable databases for the
greater genealogical community and especially to create permanent
records for the disappearing remnants of Jewish life in many of
your ancestral communities. The satisfaction I receive >from
talking/emailing with donors and researchers who find material on
their family has been keeping me going for the last few years.

However, the demands on my time to administer JOWBR and the
Holocaust Database for JewishGen in the current operating
environment have become too great for me to handle effectively.
Therefore, it is with great regret that I have tendered my
resignation as JewishGen's VP for Data Acquisition. I'm sure that
JewishGen will continue to grow their databases and I encourage
you to continue to submit data and photos and volunteer for data
entry, translating and other technical assignments.

As you know, it's a small community and I'm sure our paths will
cross. I hope to see many of you in Boston or other upcoming
conferences!

Nolan Altman


Re: Question on a theory on the origin of the surname Meixler #hungary

tom
 

i would say the short answer is not likely - at least not in hungarian.

miskolc is pronounced meesh-koltz, and even if it were reversed in
that way, meek-sholtz would not be written with an x, which, as far
as i know, is only used in loanwords in hungarian. (miksa is the
hungarian version of maximilian.)

likewise, i don't believe that yiddish uses x, as such. (for
example, FUCHS would be written peh-vav-kuf-samech?)

and the -ler suffix is usually an occupation. the similarity to
WECHSLER (origin: old german for money changer) might be a clue.

but that's just my opinion.


....... tom klein, toronto

lmeixler@... wrote:

I asked Dr. Nathan Reiss [Rutgers University], for his thoughts
about the origin of Meixler as a Jewish
surname.

Attached is a synopsis of his thoughts. I was wondering if anyone on
the Hungary SIG had any comments.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Question on a theory on the origin of the surname Meixler #hungary

tom
 

i would say the short answer is not likely - at least not in hungarian.

miskolc is pronounced meesh-koltz, and even if it were reversed in
that way, meek-sholtz would not be written with an x, which, as far
as i know, is only used in loanwords in hungarian. (miksa is the
hungarian version of maximilian.)

likewise, i don't believe that yiddish uses x, as such. (for
example, FUCHS would be written peh-vav-kuf-samech?)

and the -ler suffix is usually an occupation. the similarity to
WECHSLER (origin: old german for money changer) might be a clue.

but that's just my opinion.


....... tom klein, toronto

lmeixler@... wrote:

I asked Dr. Nathan Reiss [Rutgers University], for his thoughts
about the origin of Meixler as a Jewish
surname.

Attached is a synopsis of his thoughts. I was wondering if anyone on
the Hungary SIG had any comments.


Re: Records for Zemplen County #hungary

tom
 

what makes you say that sokut is also known as szeged?

sokut is near the northernmost border of pre-1917 "greater hungary",
in present-day slovakia, while szeged is southeast of budapest near
the border with serbia.


....... tom klein, toronto

jonathan_david_il@... wrote:

[snip!]
The census listed the town in Zemplen county as Sokut. I am assuming
that this is also known as Szeged.
[snip!]


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Records for Zemplen County #hungary

tom
 

what makes you say that sokut is also known as szeged?

sokut is near the northernmost border of pre-1917 "greater hungary",
in present-day slovakia, while szeged is southeast of budapest near
the border with serbia.


....... tom klein, toronto

jonathan_david_il@... wrote:

[snip!]
The census listed the town in Zemplen county as Sokut. I am assuming
that this is also known as Szeged.
[snip!]