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* found a little jewel #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

I found a site which is a real time-saver for all who are searching towns
and town names in Slovakia. Go to:

http://www.iarelative.com/gazateer.htm
Gazateer, Internet Road Map and On Line Encyclopedia of Slovakia

See a brief description below. Enjoy.
Tom


This index lists geographic features, populated places, and
administrative place names in Slovakia. It does not list all variant
placenames of the past nor does it feature all variant spellings of a
location.

Even with these shortcomings, it is a handy reference that will
eventually hyperlink all names listed to a 1:250,000 map of Slovakia circa
1944 by the Defence Mapping Organization.

Until hyperlinks are added, the geographic location of each name is given
in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude along with a
reference to the segment of the 1944 map series the location points to.

When completed, it will also link to sites on the internet that can
provide background history of the placenames that in some cases will also
included photographs of the area and other related information including
known surnames >from the area and family histories.

We hope you will find it helpful in your ancestral quest in Slovakia.


Hungary SIG #Hungary * found a little jewel #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

I found a site which is a real time-saver for all who are searching towns
and town names in Slovakia. Go to:

http://www.iarelative.com/gazateer.htm
Gazateer, Internet Road Map and On Line Encyclopedia of Slovakia

See a brief description below. Enjoy.
Tom


This index lists geographic features, populated places, and
administrative place names in Slovakia. It does not list all variant
placenames of the past nor does it feature all variant spellings of a
location.

Even with these shortcomings, it is a handy reference that will
eventually hyperlink all names listed to a 1:250,000 map of Slovakia circa
1944 by the Defence Mapping Organization.

Until hyperlinks are added, the geographic location of each name is given
in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude along with a
reference to the segment of the 1944 map series the location points to.

When completed, it will also link to sites on the internet that can
provide background history of the placenames that in some cases will also
included photographs of the area and other related information including
known surnames >from the area and family histories.

We hope you will find it helpful in your ancestral quest in Slovakia.


spelling variations of town names #belarus

cohentalk@...
 

I visited the Belarus Sig homepage. It is wonderful to see it! Thank you to
those who have worked so hard.
While there I noticed the town name Niasvizh. I checked its location on
Mapquest. It seems to be located in the same place as the town Nevolozh. Is
it the same, or am I reading the map incorrectly? Is Slutsk the same as
Sluck? What variation of the names is this.

Thanks for the help,
Linda Cohen
cohentalk@aol.com
Michigan USA


Belarus SIG #Belarus spelling variations of town names #belarus

cohentalk@...
 

I visited the Belarus Sig homepage. It is wonderful to see it! Thank you to
those who have worked so hard.
While there I noticed the town name Niasvizh. I checked its location on
Mapquest. It seems to be located in the same place as the town Nevolozh. Is
it the same, or am I reading the map incorrectly? Is Slutsk the same as
Sluck? What variation of the names is this.

Thanks for the help,
Linda Cohen
cohentalk@aol.com
Michigan USA


Minsk gubernia research #belarus

Joan Krotenberg
 

I would be willing to contribute $50 also. I think that Oleg is reliable.
Joan Krotenberg
JoanK16157@aol.com
Searching MERER >from David Gorodok and Slonim
CHESAK >from Slonim


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk gubernia research #belarus

Joan Krotenberg
 

I would be willing to contribute $50 also. I think that Oleg is reliable.
Joan Krotenberg
JoanK16157@aol.com
Searching MERER >from David Gorodok and Slonim
CHESAK >from Slonim


Minsk Religious Personel List #4 #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

In Minsk marriage records of 1840 only four names mentioned as
witnesses. Their surnames are:

Tsitron
Vysoky
Vysotsky
Levin

Below the list of surnames I compiled >from Jewish birth
records >from Minsk 1847. They are mentioned as
people who performed circumsision. For explanation read
previous posts.

Blonshtein, Britva, Brukhin, Butensky, Chertov, Dreitser
Dreizin, Fridlyand, Futer, Gal'perin, Gal'pern, Gel'bson?
Gringauz, Gurvich, Landres, Levin, Levitas, Lyakhovsky
Lyuboshits, Margolin, Marshak, Mishkind, Munvez, Okun'
Polotsk, Polyak, Ratner, Riterman, Rozin, Savel'zon
Shapiro, Slezberg, Solomonov, Sonkin, Sotner?, Tumarkin

both sets available on LDS microfilm #1920793

Sincerely -

Vitaly Charny


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk Religious Personel List #4 #belarus

Vcharny@...
 

In Minsk marriage records of 1840 only four names mentioned as
witnesses. Their surnames are:

Tsitron
Vysoky
Vysotsky
Levin

Below the list of surnames I compiled >from Jewish birth
records >from Minsk 1847. They are mentioned as
people who performed circumsision. For explanation read
previous posts.

Blonshtein, Britva, Brukhin, Butensky, Chertov, Dreitser
Dreizin, Fridlyand, Futer, Gal'perin, Gal'pern, Gel'bson?
Gringauz, Gurvich, Landres, Levin, Levitas, Lyakhovsky
Lyuboshits, Margolin, Marshak, Mishkind, Munvez, Okun'
Polotsk, Polyak, Ratner, Riterman, Rozin, Savel'zon
Shapiro, Slezberg, Solomonov, Sonkin, Sotner?, Tumarkin

both sets available on LDS microfilm #1920793

Sincerely -

Vitaly Charny


Latvian Archives addresses #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

Thanks to Nancy Camaur for sharing her experience in writing to the Latvian
State Historical Archives. The current addresses for the various Latvian
archives can be found at the Latvian SIG web site at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/latvaddress.html

and the information will be updated as new information is received.
Marion Werle
President, Latvia SIG

Visit the Latvia SIG web page: <http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia>


Latvia SIG #Latvia Latvian Archives addresses #latvia

Marion Werle <werle@...>
 

Thanks to Nancy Camaur for sharing her experience in writing to the Latvian
State Historical Archives. The current addresses for the various Latvian
archives can be found at the Latvian SIG web site at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/latvaddress.html

and the information will be updated as new information is received.
Marion Werle
President, Latvia SIG

Visit the Latvia SIG web page: <http://www.jewishgen.org/latvia>


Minsk Gub. Research Project - Update #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I have seen several posted messages and well as private messages asking
me whether this town or this shtetl is included in Minsk gubernia.
Because of these questions I asked Oleg to clarify just what was included
in Minsk Gubernia. As you can see >from his response to me below, the
project is quite a bit more complex then I first thought. His inital
quote of approximately $500 was only for Minsk Uzed (Province) not Minsk
Gubernia which consists of eight (8) districts (Uzeds). The work for one
of these districts (Bobruisk) has already been completed and can be found
at the following URL:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/bobruisk/summary.html>.

Oleg has indicated that he will send me a list of towns and shtetls in
each of the Districts (Uzeds). When I receive them, I will post the list
on the discussion group and we will also try to include this on the
Belarus SIG web site as well.

Because of the interest in Minsk District we will start there and proceed
with the other Districts in Minsk gubernia (Borisov, Pinsk, Slustk,
Rechitsa, Ighumen, and Mozyr) as funds are received to support the work.

For those of you that are prepared to make a donation to the work for
Minsk Uzed (District), please go to the following web site and designate
your contribution in the proper box.

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/belarus.html>

If you are not comfortable making your transaction over the Internet,
please print out the screen (form), fill it in manually, and mail it
along with a check to JewishGen at:

JewishGen, Inc.
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77046

As soon as we have most of the $500 contributed, I will tell Oleg to
proceed.

This SIG is moving ahead in many directions. I appreciate the support of
the many people who have come forward to help in one way or another.
Thank you all.

Dave



***********************************************
Subject: Minsk
Sent: 8/29/98 12:04 PM
Received: 8/29/98 9:14 AM
From: Oleg Perzashkevich, minskhist@yahoo.com
To: David Fox, fox@erols.com

Dear David,

thank you for your messages. I hope, I can explain everything better,
than I did it for you last time. I am sorry.
1. When I say "Minsk District", I mean Minsk District (Uezd) of Minsk
Province (Guberniya). It was the same thing as Bobruisk District.
Minsk Proince (Guberniya) was consisted of the following Districts:
Minsk District
Bobruisk District
Borisov District
Ighumen District
Mozyr District
Pinsk District
Rechitsa District
Slutsk District
Bobruisk District you have already. Now I propose you Minsk District.
By the way, it is possible, that the final cost could be less, than
USD 500. As for places of Minsk District. I shall send you the list
next time. But I have very serious doubt, that you can find money for
the entire Minsk Province. Maybe, we can do it step by step.
2. I shall give you the permission to put the materials on your web
site. If you find the funds, just send me any official paper, you may
need. we shall signed it.
Be waiting for your answer.

Sincerely,

Oleg Perzashkevich



David M. Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk Gub. Research Project - Update #belarus

David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

I have seen several posted messages and well as private messages asking
me whether this town or this shtetl is included in Minsk gubernia.
Because of these questions I asked Oleg to clarify just what was included
in Minsk Gubernia. As you can see >from his response to me below, the
project is quite a bit more complex then I first thought. His inital
quote of approximately $500 was only for Minsk Uzed (Province) not Minsk
Gubernia which consists of eight (8) districts (Uzeds). The work for one
of these districts (Bobruisk) has already been completed and can be found
at the following URL:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/shtetlinks/bobruisk/summary.html>.

Oleg has indicated that he will send me a list of towns and shtetls in
each of the Districts (Uzeds). When I receive them, I will post the list
on the discussion group and we will also try to include this on the
Belarus SIG web site as well.

Because of the interest in Minsk District we will start there and proceed
with the other Districts in Minsk gubernia (Borisov, Pinsk, Slustk,
Rechitsa, Ighumen, and Mozyr) as funds are received to support the work.

For those of you that are prepared to make a donation to the work for
Minsk Uzed (District), please go to the following web site and designate
your contribution in the proper box.

<http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/belarus.html>

If you are not comfortable making your transaction over the Internet,
please print out the screen (form), fill it in manually, and mail it
along with a check to JewishGen at:

JewishGen, Inc.
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77046

As soon as we have most of the $500 contributed, I will tell Oleg to
proceed.

This SIG is moving ahead in many directions. I appreciate the support of
the many people who have come forward to help in one way or another.
Thank you all.

Dave



***********************************************
Subject: Minsk
Sent: 8/29/98 12:04 PM
Received: 8/29/98 9:14 AM
From: Oleg Perzashkevich, minskhist@yahoo.com
To: David Fox, fox@erols.com

Dear David,

thank you for your messages. I hope, I can explain everything better,
than I did it for you last time. I am sorry.
1. When I say "Minsk District", I mean Minsk District (Uezd) of Minsk
Province (Guberniya). It was the same thing as Bobruisk District.
Minsk Proince (Guberniya) was consisted of the following Districts:
Minsk District
Bobruisk District
Borisov District
Ighumen District
Mozyr District
Pinsk District
Rechitsa District
Slutsk District
Bobruisk District you have already. Now I propose you Minsk District.
By the way, it is possible, that the final cost could be less, than
USD 500. As for places of Minsk District. I shall send you the list
next time. But I have very serious doubt, that you can find money for
the entire Minsk Province. Maybe, we can do it step by step.
2. I shall give you the permission to put the materials on your web
site. If you find the funds, just send me any official paper, you may
need. we shall signed it.
Be waiting for your answer.

Sincerely,

Oleg Perzashkevich



David M. Fox
fox@erols.com
Arnold, MD
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator

JOIN THE BELARUS SIG
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/>

Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,

TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH


Origins of Frankfurter family #hungary

Eguralnick@...
 

I am researching my grandmother's family, the Frankfurters. My grandmother was
born in 1909 in Budapest. I have been able to find her father's birth
registered in Mogocs; he was born in Rac-Kozar, county of Baranya. There I
learned his parents names. His father, Samuel Frankfurter, was born in Zebrak;
his father in turn was born in Deberhoz. What a find! Thank you so much to the
members of this SIG who steered me toward this incredible resource.

My confusion arises as to the origins of the name Frankfurter. My grandmother
told me at one point that the Frankfurters were German (which would certainly
make sense, given the name). She also told me they were related to Felix
Frankfurter, the Supreme Court justice, but his family is >from Vienna, and
seems to have been there for a while.

Could their be another explanation for the name Frankfurter, besides the
obvious one that they were >from Frankfurt? Is it likely for this family to
have left the big city and relocated to the Hungarian countryside?

Any opinions would be welcome!

Eva Guralnick
eguralnick@aol.com
San Francisco

FRANK(FURTER), FRIEDMANN, SPITZER Hungary
GURALNICK, TOBACHNIK, MAYEVICH, WEINBERG (KARDUNER), LITWAK Ukraine


Hungary SIG #Hungary Origins of Frankfurter family #hungary

Eguralnick@...
 

I am researching my grandmother's family, the Frankfurters. My grandmother was
born in 1909 in Budapest. I have been able to find her father's birth
registered in Mogocs; he was born in Rac-Kozar, county of Baranya. There I
learned his parents names. His father, Samuel Frankfurter, was born in Zebrak;
his father in turn was born in Deberhoz. What a find! Thank you so much to the
members of this SIG who steered me toward this incredible resource.

My confusion arises as to the origins of the name Frankfurter. My grandmother
told me at one point that the Frankfurters were German (which would certainly
make sense, given the name). She also told me they were related to Felix
Frankfurter, the Supreme Court justice, but his family is >from Vienna, and
seems to have been there for a while.

Could their be another explanation for the name Frankfurter, besides the
obvious one that they were >from Frankfurt? Is it likely for this family to
have left the big city and relocated to the Hungarian countryside?

Any opinions would be welcome!

Eva Guralnick
eguralnick@aol.com
San Francisco

FRANK(FURTER), FRIEDMANN, SPITZER Hungary
GURALNICK, TOBACHNIK, MAYEVICH, WEINBERG (KARDUNER), LITWAK Ukraine


Re: * LDS information needed #hungary

PARC313@...
 

In a message dated 8/28/98 6:25:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
tom.vene@uol.com.br writes:

<< In Sao Paulo (Brazil) the FHC is very modest. It only has one computer and
3 microfilm readers. A lady (sister) takes care of searching the CDs for
cities and family names. It is a cumbersome and time consuming method.
Therefor, this peculiar situation justifies my question:

Is it possible to purchase the CDs for the International Genealogical Index
and the Family History Library Catalog? If the answer is positive, where
can I buy them? I visited the LDS site but nowhere could I find such
information.

Many thanks in advance. Please answer in private.
Tom >>


I'd be very in terested in learning where to purchase these catalogs too.

Please e-mail me at parc313@aol.com if this information is available.

Thank you : - )

Phyllis Auspitz Cohen
Pennsylvania, USA

Searching: AUSPITZ
GROSNOFF
ZELKOWITZ


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: * LDS information needed #hungary

PARC313@...
 

In a message dated 8/28/98 6:25:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
tom.vene@uol.com.br writes:

<< In Sao Paulo (Brazil) the FHC is very modest. It only has one computer and
3 microfilm readers. A lady (sister) takes care of searching the CDs for
cities and family names. It is a cumbersome and time consuming method.
Therefor, this peculiar situation justifies my question:

Is it possible to purchase the CDs for the International Genealogical Index
and the Family History Library Catalog? If the answer is positive, where
can I buy them? I visited the LDS site but nowhere could I find such
information.

Many thanks in advance. Please answer in private.
Tom >>


I'd be very in terested in learning where to purchase these catalogs too.

Please e-mail me at parc313@aol.com if this information is available.

Thank you : - )

Phyllis Auspitz Cohen
Pennsylvania, USA

Searching: AUSPITZ
GROSNOFF
ZELKOWITZ


Re: the Bronx #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I also remember Adventure's Inn and Nathans in Yonkers. Did anyone frow up
in the Bronx?
Yeah, I used to frow up in the Bronx all the time!

But seriously, I was born in the Bronx (Clay Avenue, near 170th St., I
think), but I only lived there until I was six, when my family moved to
Yonkers. My Mom was recently in a hospital in the Bronx, so while I was
visiting her (I live in Dallas now) I took the opportunity to visit the old
neighborhood. One fruit stand was still exactly where I remember it, 43 years
ago. And all in all, the place didn't look half as bad as I expected it to
look (one advantage of low expectations, I guess).

In Yonkers, we lived just up the hill >from Adventurers Inn, which later
became Nathans. I even worked there for a few days one summer.

--
Hank Mishkoff
Hank@WebFeats.com


Re: Kolva Shtetle #general

Esther Mott <emott@...>
 

Meryl Persky wrote:

Can someone please give me a hint as to how to find out the name of a shtetle?
My grandmother Yetta DUNETZ was >from Kovla (Kovel, Kowel) and I am now
wondering if the name of the Shtetle is the same name of the town...or
different.

Meryl,

I think it is Kovel you are thinking of; my grandmother, Bella Wax
(don't know what the original name was) was also >from there.

Esther Mott


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the Bronx #general

Hank Mishkoff
 

I also remember Adventure's Inn and Nathans in Yonkers. Did anyone frow up
in the Bronx?
Yeah, I used to frow up in the Bronx all the time!

But seriously, I was born in the Bronx (Clay Avenue, near 170th St., I
think), but I only lived there until I was six, when my family moved to
Yonkers. My Mom was recently in a hospital in the Bronx, so while I was
visiting her (I live in Dallas now) I took the opportunity to visit the old
neighborhood. One fruit stand was still exactly where I remember it, 43 years
ago. And all in all, the place didn't look half as bad as I expected it to
look (one advantage of low expectations, I guess).

In Yonkers, we lived just up the hill >from Adventurers Inn, which later
became Nathans. I even worked there for a few days one summer.

--
Hank Mishkoff
Hank@WebFeats.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Kolva Shtetle #general

Esther Mott <emott@...>
 

Meryl Persky wrote:

Can someone please give me a hint as to how to find out the name of a shtetle?
My grandmother Yetta DUNETZ was >from Kovla (Kovel, Kowel) and I am now
wondering if the name of the Shtetle is the same name of the town...or
different.

Meryl,

I think it is Kovel you are thinking of; my grandmother, Bella Wax
(don't know what the original name was) was also >from there.

Esther Mott