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Jewish emigrants to Argentina #general

Stephen Katz
 

Readers who are interested in Jewish emigrants to Argentina between
1894 and 1936 may find interesting an article on this subject in
today's Washington Post. The link to the on-line version is
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/jewish-gaucho-tradition-fades-in-argentina/2011/06/20/AGUSBoiH_story.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/5vosede --Mod.]
The on-line article includes a "photo gallery" of Jewish "gauchos",
descendants of those emigrants.
Stephen Katz
New York City
Researching KATZ, TEPPER, WEINER (Novograd-Volinsk and Rovno, Ukraine,
and Boston, Mass., and a KATZ in Argentina); VITKIN (Kaunas, Lithuania,
and Mass.); KAPLAN (Stakliskes, Lithuania, and Mass.); LEVINE
(Massachusetts and Cleveland, Ohio)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish emigrants to Argentina #general

Stephen Katz
 

Readers who are interested in Jewish emigrants to Argentina between
1894 and 1936 may find interesting an article on this subject in
today's Washington Post. The link to the on-line version is
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/jewish-gaucho-tradition-fades-in-argentina/2011/06/20/AGUSBoiH_story.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/5vosede --Mod.]
The on-line article includes a "photo gallery" of Jewish "gauchos",
descendants of those emigrants.
Stephen Katz
New York City
Researching KATZ, TEPPER, WEINER (Novograd-Volinsk and Rovno, Ukraine,
and Boston, Mass., and a KATZ in Argentina); VITKIN (Kaunas, Lithuania,
and Mass.); KAPLAN (Stakliskes, Lithuania, and Mass.); LEVINE
(Massachusetts and Cleveland, Ohio)


How to document a birth without a birth certificate? #general

BJ Rudman <bjrudman@...>
 

Question: If someone does not have a birth certificate, how are
they able to get a driver's license or passport?

Background: I cannot find birth certificates for either of my
parents. I'm assuming that they were born at home, rather than a
hospital, and for whatever reason, they did not get a birth
certificate. Yet they were able to get a driver's license and a
US passport? What documentation would they have used to prove
the date and place of their birth?

I would appreciate any guidance or assistance.

BJ Rudman
Lexington, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to document a birth without a birth certificate? #general

BJ Rudman <bjrudman@...>
 

Question: If someone does not have a birth certificate, how are
they able to get a driver's license or passport?

Background: I cannot find birth certificates for either of my
parents. I'm assuming that they were born at home, rather than a
hospital, and for whatever reason, they did not get a birth
certificate. Yet they were able to get a driver's license and a
US passport? What documentation would they have used to prove
the date and place of their birth?

I would appreciate any guidance or assistance.

BJ Rudman
Lexington, MA


Viewmate: please help translate/interpret Hungarian census entries (some in Latin)? #general

susan szabo <szabosr@...>
 

I have posted four images >from Hungarian census documents (1781, 1795, and
1822), concerning Szabos in Petrova and Rosavyla/Rozalia. My paternal
grandfather (Betzalel Szabo) was born in Petrova in 1877. And although we
believed his father (Moshe/Moszes/Moishe Szabo) was born there as well (circa
1850), I have also found evidence that he may have been born in nearby Rozalia.
I am researching the Szabos of both Petrova and Rozalia to find the link to my
family.

I would appreciate help >from anyone who can translate the relevant column
headings (i.e., headings for the columns in which information appears for these
individuals).

1. The first image is a page >from what I believe is a 1781 census ("Conscriptio
Judaerum"), used for calculating the "notorious 'Tolerance Tax' that was levied
against the Jewish communities throughout Hungary." I understand that the
title and column headings are in Latin (but not classical):

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19366

2. The next two images are two sides of a single page >from what I believe is a
1795 Hungarian census. I understand that some of the title and column headings
may be in Hungarian and some in Latin. I would like to understand the
information recorded for David Szabo of Petrova, whose information is listed in
the fifth row of each of these two documents.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19367
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19369

3. The fourth image is a comment >from an 1822 census page, corresponding to
Itzak Szabo of Rosalia. Only the last two lines are relevant. I have been told

that the comment is written in ("church") Latin:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19368

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Susan Szabo
Los Angeles, USA
szabosr@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response forms.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate: please help translate/interpret Hungarian census entries (some in Latin)? #general

susan szabo <szabosr@...>
 

I have posted four images >from Hungarian census documents (1781, 1795, and
1822), concerning Szabos in Petrova and Rosavyla/Rozalia. My paternal
grandfather (Betzalel Szabo) was born in Petrova in 1877. And although we
believed his father (Moshe/Moszes/Moishe Szabo) was born there as well (circa
1850), I have also found evidence that he may have been born in nearby Rozalia.
I am researching the Szabos of both Petrova and Rozalia to find the link to my
family.

I would appreciate help >from anyone who can translate the relevant column
headings (i.e., headings for the columns in which information appears for these
individuals).

1. The first image is a page >from what I believe is a 1781 census ("Conscriptio
Judaerum"), used for calculating the "notorious 'Tolerance Tax' that was levied
against the Jewish communities throughout Hungary." I understand that the
title and column headings are in Latin (but not classical):

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19366

2. The next two images are two sides of a single page >from what I believe is a
1795 Hungarian census. I understand that some of the title and column headings
may be in Hungarian and some in Latin. I would like to understand the
information recorded for David Szabo of Petrova, whose information is listed in
the fifth row of each of these two documents.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19367
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19369

3. The fourth image is a comment >from an 1822 census page, corresponding to
Itzak Szabo of Rosalia. Only the last two lines are relevant. I have been told

that the comment is written in ("church") Latin:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=19368

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Susan Szabo
Los Angeles, USA
szabosr@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately or on the ViewMate response forms.


Concise history of Jews in Britain, 350th Anniversary #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

350th anniversary of the "readmission" of Jews to England.
A concise history of Jews in Britain
Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5076900.stm

--
Bernard I. Kouchel
koosh@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Concise history of Jews in Britain, 350th Anniversary #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

350th anniversary of the "readmission" of Jews to England.
A concise history of Jews in Britain
Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5076900.stm

--
Bernard I. Kouchel
koosh@...


Legend or Fact: Horse Buyer for the Czar? #general

Deborah Dworski
 

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I could help me evaluate the
plausibility of the following:

According to family elders, my gggrandf was a buyer of horses for the
Czar's Honor Guard. He held a passport which entitled him to travel
across Europe, find and purchase great steeds, and then arrange for
their transport to the Court of the Czar.

Here are some details about my gggf: Berl DWORSKI (ca 1840 - 1910)
was born in Halinke (current-day Belarus) but moved to the nearby town
of Raczki (current-day Poland) when he married. I do know that the
residents of Raczki, very close to where the modern borders of Poland,
Lithuania and Belarus meet, were heavily involved in the horse trade,
but that's about it.

What is the likelihood that a Jew would be entrusted with such
responsibility and would be given the freedom to travel for such
purpose? If a passport was issued to him, would there be a surviving
record and where would I search for such documentation?

I am not aware of any existing town or vital records for either
Halinke or Raczki which has frustrated my overall research efforts for
this family. The fact that the two towns now belong to different
countries is another complicating factor. During my gggf's lifetime,
both Halinke and Raczki belonged to the Suwalk administrative
district.

Please respond privately if you can offer any insight about the
accuracy of this family story or about further research possibilities.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching: ABELSKY, DWORSKI, LEVATINSKY, MINSKY, OBOLSKY, SILBERSTEIN
in Raczki & Augustow, Poland, Halinke & Sopotskin, Belarus


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Legend or Fact: Horse Buyer for the Czar? #general

Deborah Dworski
 

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I could help me evaluate the
plausibility of the following:

According to family elders, my gggrandf was a buyer of horses for the
Czar's Honor Guard. He held a passport which entitled him to travel
across Europe, find and purchase great steeds, and then arrange for
their transport to the Court of the Czar.

Here are some details about my gggf: Berl DWORSKI (ca 1840 - 1910)
was born in Halinke (current-day Belarus) but moved to the nearby town
of Raczki (current-day Poland) when he married. I do know that the
residents of Raczki, very close to where the modern borders of Poland,
Lithuania and Belarus meet, were heavily involved in the horse trade,
but that's about it.

What is the likelihood that a Jew would be entrusted with such
responsibility and would be given the freedom to travel for such
purpose? If a passport was issued to him, would there be a surviving
record and where would I search for such documentation?

I am not aware of any existing town or vital records for either
Halinke or Raczki which has frustrated my overall research efforts for
this family. The fact that the two towns now belong to different
countries is another complicating factor. During my gggf's lifetime,
both Halinke and Raczki belonged to the Suwalk administrative
district.

Please respond privately if you can offer any insight about the
accuracy of this family story or about further research possibilities.

Thank you in advance,
Deborah Dworski
Arlington, Virginia U.S.A.

searching: ABELSKY, DWORSKI, LEVATINSKY, MINSKY, OBOLSKY, SILBERSTEIN
in Raczki & Augustow, Poland, Halinke & Sopotskin, Belarus


History Cold Case: Norwich England #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

The remains of 17 Jewish bodies found at the bottom of a medieval well
in Norwich England could have been victims of persecution. Read more:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13855238

--
Bernard I. Kouchel
koosh@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen History Cold Case: Norwich England #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

The remains of 17 Jewish bodies found at the bottom of a medieval well
in Norwich England could have been victims of persecution. Read more:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13855238

--
Bernard I. Kouchel
koosh@...


ViewMate: WW1 Austro-Hugarian army uniform #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi friends - I have posted two photos to ViewMate of my
grandfather Adolf FINKELSTEIN in the Austro-Hungarian army
during World War 1. He was a sergeant (Feldwebel), as
indicated by the collar insignia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austro-Hungarian_Army#Types_of_
uniforms

The photos are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19343

and

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19344
(left on photo)

Is it possible to tell >from the uniform what part of the
army he served in? He apparently served on the Italian
front.

Please respond via the ViewMate site. Thanks.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech ViewMate: WW1 Austro-Hugarian army uniform #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Hi friends - I have posted two photos to ViewMate of my
grandfather Adolf FINKELSTEIN in the Austro-Hungarian army
during World War 1. He was a sergeant (Feldwebel), as
indicated by the collar insignia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austro-Hungarian_Army#Types_of_
uniforms

The photos are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19343

and

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=19344
(left on photo)

Is it possible to tell >from the uniform what part of the
army he served in? He apparently served on the Italian
front.

Please respond via the ViewMate site. Thanks.

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?


Prague Census #austria-czech

Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...
 

For all those interested in the new online researchable Prague census
records.

As you probably have seen the entries  so far have reached letter H.

Here is a mail >from the Prague City Archives about the procedure putting
more records online:


Dear Mr. Zimmer,
Prague Population Register (the older part) is digitised continuously,
but accessible on the Internet only in quarterly periods. According to
the harmonogram you will access letters H-J on September 2011. With best
regards
XXXXXXXXXXXXX archivist,
IT specialist Prague City Archives
Archivni street 6, Prague 4, 149 00
tel.: 236 004 001



Peter Zimmer, Muenster, Germany


HTML volunteers needed for the ShtetLinks Project #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

When we submitted a previous message, asking for volunteers to help
create ShtetLinks webpages several people responded and we now have a
wonderful team of dedicated and overworked volunteers. However,
there are not enough of them and prospective webpage owners have to
wait for months to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Cyberspace Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehilla / Shtetl / Town /
Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize the
Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Susana Leistner Bloch
VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
bloch@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech HTML volunteers needed for the ShtetLinks Project #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

When we submitted a previous message, asking for volunteers to help
create ShtetLinks webpages several people responded and we now have a
wonderful team of dedicated and overworked volunteers. However,
there are not enough of them and prospective webpage owners have to
wait for months to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Cyberspace Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehilla / Shtetl / Town /
Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize the
Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Susana Leistner Bloch
VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
bloch@...


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Prague Census #austria-czech

Zimmer-Luedinghausen@...
 

For all those interested in the new online researchable Prague census
records.

As you probably have seen the entries  so far have reached letter H.

Here is a mail >from the Prague City Archives about the procedure putting
more records online:


Dear Mr. Zimmer,
Prague Population Register (the older part) is digitised continuously,
but accessible on the Internet only in quarterly periods. According to
the harmonogram you will access letters H-J on September 2011. With best
regards
XXXXXXXXXXXXX archivist,
IT specialist Prague City Archives
Archivni street 6, Prague 4, 149 00
tel.: 236 004 001



Peter Zimmer, Muenster, Germany


Re: Researching Josef JEITELES in Vienna #austria-czech

David & Diana Laufer
 

Robert,

I had a similar experience when looking up the web site
http://friedhof.ikg-wien.at/result.asp?lang=de for my gggrandmother Marie
HASSAN who died in 1891.
According to that database buried in the same grave is a Nathan SCHWARTZ who
died in 1879. He is no known relation.

Several years ago I learnt that at Tor I of the Zentralfriedhof there are
two different Gruppe 7, and hence they are separate graves.
I understood that one was Ashkenazi and the other Turkish or Sephardi.
Perhaps a similar situation applies to your ancestor in Gruppe 6.


Regards

David LAUFER
Sydney NSW

Researching:
BRAUN Prostejov and Vienna; LOEWE Gliwice and Vienna; WEISS Prostejov; WOLF
Prostejov;
HASSAN Bucharest and Vienna; ESKENASI Turkey and Vienna; WANTOCH Prague and
Vienna;
LAUFER Opatow, Senica and Vienna; REDL Arad and Vienna; MELLER/MOELLER Papa
and Vienna:
OESTERREICHER/OSTREICHER Budapest and Vienna; etc


Re: Researching Josef JEITELES in Vienna - reed sources carefully! #austria-czech

w.e.eckstein@...
 

Robert Fraser wrote:
I just realised (the information has always been there, but
I only put two and two together a week ago!) that Dr Josef
JEITELES, who died in Vienna on 17 September 1882, is buried
in the same plot in the Vienna Zentralfriedhof Tor 1 as my
great-grandfather Moritz NOWAK (d 1916), his wife Amalie (d
1916) and their young daughter Ernestine (died 1880 at
unknown age, but probably less than 20y).

Vienna, Central Cemetery, Section: T1 Group: 6 Row: 14 Grave: 6
The grave of Dr. Josef Jeiteles: "... Comments: vis a vis der Leichenkammer"
The Novak grave doesn't have such a comment
BTW, the age of Ernestine is given as 14 years

These are two separate graves - don't waste your time, there is no relation.

There are more graves like this (as I wrote earlier), e.g.
Group 6, row 1, grave 1 are 4 different:
- Ehrengrab in der Zeremonienallee (Kuranda)
- Gruft in der Zeremonienallee (Pollak-Borkenau, Strisower)
- Gruft am (1.) Seitenwege (Reich)
- Gruft am (2.) Seitenwege (Goldmann).

Group 5b, row 1 grave 1 are 6 different:
- in der Anlage (Bosel)
- Mausoleum am Wege (Gutmann, Latzko, Wodianer)
- Ehrengrab in der Zeremonienallee (Sulzer)
- Gruft in der Zeremonienallee (Bauer, Klinger)
- Gruft am Seitenwege (Kohn)
- (without remark) (Karpeles, Kapper)

Group 7, row 1, grave 1 are two different:
- Gruft in der Zeremonienallee (Thorsch)
- tuerkische Abteilung (Benvenisti)

Group 52a, row 2, grave 1 are two different:
- (without remark) (Grossmann)
- tuerkische Abteilung (Covo)


Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Vienna/AUSTRIA

195941 - 195960 of 673641