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No Jewish Population? #hungary

The2thdkdr@...
 

I have recently been using the Hungarian Gazetteer of 1877. It lists the size
of the population of each town or village by categorizing the populace
according to their religion. I discovered my great, grandmother was >from a
town called Szacsur, in Zemplen County. When I checked the Gazetteer, it
showed no Jewish population. Her maiden name was Mendlowitz, so I assume she
was Jewish at birth. Is that assumption a mistake? Should I just consider
the Gazetteer to be somewhat inaccurate? Wayne Roth, Brooklyn, New York


Follow-up/Budapest City Directories #hungary

Lebn@...
 

As you recall my email to the National Hungarian Library (Szechenyi) was
referred to the Reference Division of the Library on Nov. 9. Since then I
have not heard anything so I sent a reminder to them today to respond to me.
I am trying to determine if they have a complete set, what are their search
fees, and will they do a complimentary search for a single surname. As soon
as I hear anything, I will forward it to the group.

In a separate action I emailed Janos Bogardi of the Pecs Library which has a
few Budapest City Directories. You all should have received his posting to
the Hung. SIG on Nov. 18.

Eleanor Bien


Hungary SIG #Hungary No Jewish Population? #hungary

The2thdkdr@...
 

I have recently been using the Hungarian Gazetteer of 1877. It lists the size
of the population of each town or village by categorizing the populace
according to their religion. I discovered my great, grandmother was >from a
town called Szacsur, in Zemplen County. When I checked the Gazetteer, it
showed no Jewish population. Her maiden name was Mendlowitz, so I assume she
was Jewish at birth. Is that assumption a mistake? Should I just consider
the Gazetteer to be somewhat inaccurate? Wayne Roth, Brooklyn, New York


Hungary SIG #Hungary Follow-up/Budapest City Directories #hungary

Lebn@...
 

As you recall my email to the National Hungarian Library (Szechenyi) was
referred to the Reference Division of the Library on Nov. 9. Since then I
have not heard anything so I sent a reminder to them today to respond to me.
I am trying to determine if they have a complete set, what are their search
fees, and will they do a complimentary search for a single surname. As soon
as I hear anything, I will forward it to the group.

In a separate action I emailed Janos Bogardi of the Pecs Library which has a
few Budapest City Directories. You all should have received his posting to
the Hung. SIG on Nov. 18.

Eleanor Bien


SS-5 Application #general

Joel Levinson <joell@...>
 

Hi all - well, after a few months, I just rec'd my great-uncle's SS-5 app.
Not too bad. Now the mystery starts. When I got his older brother's death
certificate, the town was listed as "Kolno, Russia". My grandfather, the
next oldest brother, listed only "Russia". Now, the younger brother lists
the town as "Kalvery, Russia".

Can anyone make sense of all this? I check the shtetl finder online, I've
in the past noted Kolno. My great-uncle's only son says that his father
used to say that they came >from "Suwalki", with no other explanation.


Joel Levinson


Searching for HURWITZ (or GUREVITCH)
KOTTLER, KISBER (Varapaeva/Danilovich, Vilna Gubernia)
LEVINSON and KAILSON (Kolno, Lomza Gubernia)
BASKIND >from Ilya (Vilna Gubernia)
ALPER, HALPER, SPECTOR
ARIAN >from Ilya or Kablonka (Vilna Gubernia).

My family history Home Page:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1758/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SS-5 Application #general

Joel Levinson <joell@...>
 

Hi all - well, after a few months, I just rec'd my great-uncle's SS-5 app.
Not too bad. Now the mystery starts. When I got his older brother's death
certificate, the town was listed as "Kolno, Russia". My grandfather, the
next oldest brother, listed only "Russia". Now, the younger brother lists
the town as "Kalvery, Russia".

Can anyone make sense of all this? I check the shtetl finder online, I've
in the past noted Kolno. My great-uncle's only son says that his father
used to say that they came >from "Suwalki", with no other explanation.


Joel Levinson


Searching for HURWITZ (or GUREVITCH)
KOTTLER, KISBER (Varapaeva/Danilovich, Vilna Gubernia)
LEVINSON and KAILSON (Kolno, Lomza Gubernia)
BASKIND >from Ilya (Vilna Gubernia)
ALPER, HALPER, SPECTOR
ARIAN >from Ilya or Kablonka (Vilna Gubernia).

My family history Home Page:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/1758/


Kishnev Sick and Benevolent Soc. of NY #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear JewishGenners,

While out in cyberspace I wandered into http://www.genexchange.com
and found a link to the KISHNEV SICK AND BENEVOLENT SOC. OF NY, INC.
There was a list of members in the 1920s . The URL is:

http://www.tiac.net/users/mkatzman/kishinev/kishnev1.html

There was also a link for a listing of persons buried in the KISHNEV SECTION of the MT. ZION CEMETERY at Maspeth, NY. It was surveyed in
1949 and the burials appear to go back to 1908 up to 1981.

The genexchange.com website has links to all states.

Hope this info will be helpful.

Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kishnev Sick and Benevolent Soc. of NY #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear JewishGenners,

While out in cyberspace I wandered into http://www.genexchange.com
and found a link to the KISHNEV SICK AND BENEVOLENT SOC. OF NY, INC.
There was a list of members in the 1920s . The URL is:

http://www.tiac.net/users/mkatzman/kishinev/kishnev1.html

There was also a link for a listing of persons buried in the KISHNEV SECTION of the MT. ZION CEMETERY at Maspeth, NY. It was surveyed in
1949 and the burials appear to go back to 1908 up to 1981.

The genexchange.com website has links to all states.

Hope this info will be helpful.

Adelle Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@aol.com


Re: the expression "v'shem immo" #general

Simon Barak
 

It is customary that a Jew gives his mother's name when having to prove his
Judaism, including in such instances when he has to swear (thus the members
of the Knesset and Ministers in Israel swear usually:" I, ***** son of
(Mother) and (Father) swear to .....)

Judith Romney Wegner wrote:

Someone wrote:

I just received transcriptions of my great-great-grandfather's gravestone in
Romania. He died in the late 1900's [sic, probably intended "late
1800's"]. His son, my great-great-uncle, died some
years later. Both of them have mothers' names on the gravestone - in the
form "V'Shaim [sic, = shem] Imo _____ " = "and his mother's name was
______ ". >>>>>>>>SNIP
I found this extremely interesting, as it suggests that whoever designed
these inscriptions was familiar with the biblical expression "ve-shem
immo", which appears numerous times in the Book of Kings (1 and 2) where
it routinely introduces the names of the Judean queen-mothers (i.e. the
mothers of the kings of Judah).
SNIP


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the expression "v'shem immo" #general

Simon Barak
 

It is customary that a Jew gives his mother's name when having to prove his
Judaism, including in such instances when he has to swear (thus the members
of the Knesset and Ministers in Israel swear usually:" I, ***** son of
(Mother) and (Father) swear to .....)

Judith Romney Wegner wrote:

Someone wrote:

I just received transcriptions of my great-great-grandfather's gravestone in
Romania. He died in the late 1900's [sic, probably intended "late
1800's"]. His son, my great-great-uncle, died some
years later. Both of them have mothers' names on the gravestone - in the
form "V'Shaim [sic, = shem] Imo _____ " = "and his mother's name was
______ ". >>>>>>>>SNIP
I found this extremely interesting, as it suggests that whoever designed
these inscriptions was familiar with the biblical expression "ve-shem
immo", which appears numerous times in the Book of Kings (1 and 2) where
it routinely introduces the names of the Judean queen-mothers (i.e. the
mothers of the kings of Judah).
SNIP


Non-Combat Duty in Russian Military #general

ddworski@...
 

An elderly relative has informed me that her father "served two terms in
the Russian military as a tailor." I could not find any mention
of non-combat duty in the JewishGen Infofiles. I would appreciate any
feedback about the plausibility of her statement. If the Russian
military did include tailors, would there be records of the individuals
who served in such a capacity? Would such records be similar to those
maintained for Russian soldiers?

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

newest additions to the family tree: GESBEN/GOLDSTEIN, BRAUN/BROWN
still hoping for: SCHEIBER, SONNENBLUM, DWORSKI, LEVATINSKY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Non-Combat Duty in Russian Military #general

ddworski@...
 

An elderly relative has informed me that her father "served two terms in
the Russian military as a tailor." I could not find any mention
of non-combat duty in the JewishGen Infofiles. I would appreciate any
feedback about the plausibility of her statement. If the Russian
military did include tailors, would there be records of the individuals
who served in such a capacity? Would such records be similar to those
maintained for Russian soldiers?

Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

newest additions to the family tree: GESBEN/GOLDSTEIN, BRAUN/BROWN
still hoping for: SCHEIBER, SONNENBLUM, DWORSKI, LEVATINSKY


Tarnopol(ternopil) Galicia #general

Henry Gold <henroz@...>
 

Can anyone tell what country the above region is now located?
Researching Gp Hersch GOLD and Sarah BRUST Born in the early1870s
moved to Vienna, Austria and died in the 1930s.

Henry Gold henroz@ix.netcom.com


MODERATOR NOTE: To locate towns in Central and Eastern
Europe use the Shtetl Seeker which can be accessed
directly >from our homepage http://www.jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tarnopol(ternopil) Galicia #general

Henry Gold <henroz@...>
 

Can anyone tell what country the above region is now located?
Researching Gp Hersch GOLD and Sarah BRUST Born in the early1870s
moved to Vienna, Austria and died in the 1930s.

Henry Gold henroz@ix.netcom.com


MODERATOR NOTE: To locate towns in Central and Eastern
Europe use the Shtetl Seeker which can be accessed
directly >from our homepage http://www.jewishgen.org


Searching information on Ida CARTUM #general

Mickey Katz-Pek <mickey@...>
 

I am searching for information regarding my grandmother's family. I am
not certain where she came from, but a shetl named "Skovy" or "Skovley"
in Latvia(?) or Lithuania(?) had been used on occassion. Her maiden
name was Ida CARTUM and she arrived here around the turn of the century
(1882-1900) at an estimated age of 13. She came alone. Can anyone
advise me on how to proceed? This is my first inquiry into this matter.

Mickey Katz-Pek
Mickey@bioconsultants.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching information on Ida CARTUM #general

Mickey Katz-Pek <mickey@...>
 

I am searching for information regarding my grandmother's family. I am
not certain where she came from, but a shetl named "Skovy" or "Skovley"
in Latvia(?) or Lithuania(?) had been used on occassion. Her maiden
name was Ida CARTUM and she arrived here around the turn of the century
(1882-1900) at an estimated age of 13. She came alone. Can anyone
advise me on how to proceed? This is my first inquiry into this matter.

Mickey Katz-Pek
Mickey@bioconsultants.com


Re: Expanding website--need suggestions #general

L.M. Berkowitz <lmb@...>
 

I apologize to the listserv if this is the wrong question to ask this
group, but I know many others here also maintain web pages and might be
able to answer my question.

I want to include pages with Hebrew text, but I want to make sure they
can be viewed on any web browser, not just on those systems with Hebrew
fonts installed. What I have been doing up till now is to make a GIF out
of each Hebrew letter. While this is OK for individual words and short
sentences, it is extremely slow and tedious for whole blocks of text.

If anyone else has made pages in Hebrew and English (or Russian too), how
do you do it?


Leah Berkowitz lmb "at" adni.net lberkow1 "at" ford.com
http://www.jewish-history.com/ Jewish-American History


Mail to Peter Merles bounced #general

D. Abrams <dabrams1@...>
 

Does anyone know how to contact Peter Mark Merles? A response to a
posting >from him to the group bounced.

Thanks,
Dena Abrams
Merrick NY
dabrams1@nassau.cv.net

Searching:
LOWENKRON >from Derewnia, Galicia; SCHECHNER >from Burakowka,
Galicia:
BUCKBINDER >from Kolodrobka, Galicia, ABRAMSON AND SCHERR >from Lith.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Expanding website--need suggestions #general

L.M. Berkowitz <lmb@...>
 

I apologize to the listserv if this is the wrong question to ask this
group, but I know many others here also maintain web pages and might be
able to answer my question.

I want to include pages with Hebrew text, but I want to make sure they
can be viewed on any web browser, not just on those systems with Hebrew
fonts installed. What I have been doing up till now is to make a GIF out
of each Hebrew letter. While this is OK for individual words and short
sentences, it is extremely slow and tedious for whole blocks of text.

If anyone else has made pages in Hebrew and English (or Russian too), how
do you do it?


Leah Berkowitz lmb "at" adni.net lberkow1 "at" ford.com
http://www.jewish-history.com/ Jewish-American History


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Mail to Peter Merles bounced #general

D. Abrams <dabrams1@...>
 

Does anyone know how to contact Peter Mark Merles? A response to a
posting >from him to the group bounced.

Thanks,
Dena Abrams
Merrick NY
dabrams1@nassau.cv.net

Searching:
LOWENKRON >from Derewnia, Galicia; SCHECHNER >from Burakowka,
Galicia:
BUCKBINDER >from Kolodrobka, Galicia, ABRAMSON AND SCHERR >from Lith.