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Re: * Land restitution in the Slovak Republic #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer <zezmer@...>
 

The site is not clear as to what documentation we need to provide.

I found my grandfather's property. All his children have already died.

We are now six grandchildren living in Israel and Brazil.

What is the Slovak government expecting in terms of documentation?
Especially three months >from the deadline.

Are we expected to submit the documentation in Slovak, a language that
no speaks or understands?

Amos Zezmer
Rio de Janeiro



Tom Venetianer wrote:

The Slovak Government is looking for land owners and heirs who had land in the Slovak State during WW2 and the communist era, and whose titles of ownership are still not entered in the current Cadastre (register of landowners).

SUMMARY OF MOTIVES:
"This Act is supposed to bring order to the field of proprietary titles to real estate in the Slovak Cadastre. In general, after WW2, when communists came to power, the act of the entry of proprietary titles to real estate lost its sense. There was no juridical ground for private ownership and a lot of people were illegally expropriated by State. The above-mentioned ROEP(*) programme enables in the real estate Cadastre to enter the real estate, which has not been registered yet and, moreover, also the entries of title deeds (property assessment, inheritance, etc.) as well as the entries of titles recorded only in former land registers."

WHERE TO SEARCH?
On the bottom of page
http://www.geoportal.sk/roep/e.php
there is a search engine which allows searching for names and surnames.

DEADLINE:
The deadline to enter with a restitution/registration claims expires on September 1, 2005.

CLAIMS SUBMISSION:
To submit a claim, follow the instructions on the page above and send the documentation to one of the real estate registration offices. You will find their addresses and phone numbers on page:
http://www.geodesy.gov.sk/kontakt/Kontaktframe.htm
Click on the "Katastralne urady" link, then on the region to which the plot belongs (Banska Bytrica, Bratislava, Kosice, etc.).

In case of doubts, you can use this hotline: +421 (02) 5937 4259

Please send this message to your friends and acquaintances who might be interested in this program.

(*) ROEP is the shorthand for "Registre Obnovenej Evidencie Pozemkov" (Land Title Consolidation Programme)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: * Land restitution in the Slovak Republic #hungary

Amos Israel Zezmer <zezmer@...>
 

The site is not clear as to what documentation we need to provide.

I found my grandfather's property. All his children have already died.

We are now six grandchildren living in Israel and Brazil.

What is the Slovak government expecting in terms of documentation?
Especially three months >from the deadline.

Are we expected to submit the documentation in Slovak, a language that
no speaks or understands?

Amos Zezmer
Rio de Janeiro



Tom Venetianer wrote:

The Slovak Government is looking for land owners and heirs who had land in the Slovak State during WW2 and the communist era, and whose titles of ownership are still not entered in the current Cadastre (register of landowners).

SUMMARY OF MOTIVES:
"This Act is supposed to bring order to the field of proprietary titles to real estate in the Slovak Cadastre. In general, after WW2, when communists came to power, the act of the entry of proprietary titles to real estate lost its sense. There was no juridical ground for private ownership and a lot of people were illegally expropriated by State. The above-mentioned ROEP(*) programme enables in the real estate Cadastre to enter the real estate, which has not been registered yet and, moreover, also the entries of title deeds (property assessment, inheritance, etc.) as well as the entries of titles recorded only in former land registers."

WHERE TO SEARCH?
On the bottom of page
http://www.geoportal.sk/roep/e.php
there is a search engine which allows searching for names and surnames.

DEADLINE:
The deadline to enter with a restitution/registration claims expires on September 1, 2005.

CLAIMS SUBMISSION:
To submit a claim, follow the instructions on the page above and send the documentation to one of the real estate registration offices. You will find their addresses and phone numbers on page:
http://www.geodesy.gov.sk/kontakt/Kontaktframe.htm
Click on the "Katastralne urady" link, then on the region to which the plot belongs (Banska Bytrica, Bratislava, Kosice, etc.).

In case of doubts, you can use this hotline: +421 (02) 5937 4259

Please send this message to your friends and acquaintances who might be interested in this program.

(*) ROEP is the shorthand for "Registre Obnovenej Evidencie Pozemkov" (Land Title Consolidation Programme)


Re: Family SENIOR-HENRIQUEZ - 17th Cent. - Venice - #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Frank and others

As you write of HENRIQUEZ alias SENIOR I suppose you are spekind about
marranos

A good resource on the Jews and marranos in Venice are the books of P.C.
Ioly Zorattini.
Between others, he published fifteen (!) volumes of _Processi del Sant'
Uffizio di Venezia contro Ebrei e Giudaizzanti (Criminal Trials of the Holy
(?) Ofice of Venice against Jews and Judizants).
These volumes, not easy to find, were published >from 1984 to 1999 and cover
trials against Jews >from 1570 to 1734.
Ioly Zorattini is an expert of history of Marranos in North-East Italy
(Venezia, Padova, Verona, Udine, etc.).
A list of P.C. Ioly Zorattini's publications can be find at:
http://www.humnet.unipi.it/medievistica/aisg/AISG_Ioly/Ioly.html


Nardo Bonomi
Firenze - Italy
Author of: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Italy/italian.htm
Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Podolya
GROBMAN Ukraine
LUFT >from Galizia
GRUNBLATT >from Galizia
OCCHIPINTI anywhere

----- Original Message -----
From: "JJL" < jlandau@freesurf.ch >
Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.jewish
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 9:43 AM
Subject: Family SENIOR-HENRIQUEZ - 17th Cent. - Venice -

Our earliest known male ancestor was Philippe HENRIQUEZ alias Jeudah SENIOR
(1589-1654). Philippe and his brother Alfonso Henriquez alias David Senior
came to Amsterdam >from Venice, where they had lived in the years +/-
1610-1616. In 1616 Philippe married Esther PIMENTEL in Amsterdam.

Philippe and Alfonso's mother was Violante Pimentel, but their father
remains a mystery. Some (e.g. Studia Rosenthaliana, Vol.12, p.173) maintain
that he was a Mordechai ABENIACAR who died in Constantinople.

The name Abeniacar was, however the alias name of the family Pimentel,also
in Venice at the time before moving to Amsterdam themselves. The problem is
that Violante's brother Garcia Pimentel also had the alias name Mordechai
Abeniacar. So there is confusion.

Can anyone throw further light on the person who was Violante Pimentel's
husband and/or father of Philippe and Alfonso Henriquez-Senior? They were
Marranos >from Spain, but when, and >from where, did they come to Venice?

Many thanks in advance. Our e-mail address is f.krenz@bluewin.ch.

Frank E. Krenz
Geneva, Switzerland
f.krenz@bluewin.ch


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family SENIOR-HENRIQUEZ - 17th Cent. - Venice - #general

Nardo Bonomi
 

Dear Frank and others

As you write of HENRIQUEZ alias SENIOR I suppose you are spekind about
marranos

A good resource on the Jews and marranos in Venice are the books of P.C.
Ioly Zorattini.
Between others, he published fifteen (!) volumes of _Processi del Sant'
Uffizio di Venezia contro Ebrei e Giudaizzanti (Criminal Trials of the Holy
(?) Ofice of Venice against Jews and Judizants).
These volumes, not easy to find, were published >from 1984 to 1999 and cover
trials against Jews >from 1570 to 1734.
Ioly Zorattini is an expert of history of Marranos in North-East Italy
(Venezia, Padova, Verona, Udine, etc.).
A list of P.C. Ioly Zorattini's publications can be find at:
http://www.humnet.unipi.it/medievistica/aisg/AISG_Ioly/Ioly.html


Nardo Bonomi
Firenze - Italy
Author of: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Italy/italian.htm
Researching on:
BRAVERMAN >from Podolya
GROBMAN Ukraine
LUFT >from Galizia
GRUNBLATT >from Galizia
OCCHIPINTI anywhere

----- Original Message -----
From: "JJL" < jlandau@freesurf.ch >
Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.jewish
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 9:43 AM
Subject: Family SENIOR-HENRIQUEZ - 17th Cent. - Venice -

Our earliest known male ancestor was Philippe HENRIQUEZ alias Jeudah SENIOR
(1589-1654). Philippe and his brother Alfonso Henriquez alias David Senior
came to Amsterdam >from Venice, where they had lived in the years +/-
1610-1616. In 1616 Philippe married Esther PIMENTEL in Amsterdam.

Philippe and Alfonso's mother was Violante Pimentel, but their father
remains a mystery. Some (e.g. Studia Rosenthaliana, Vol.12, p.173) maintain
that he was a Mordechai ABENIACAR who died in Constantinople.

The name Abeniacar was, however the alias name of the family Pimentel,also
in Venice at the time before moving to Amsterdam themselves. The problem is
that Violante's brother Garcia Pimentel also had the alias name Mordechai
Abeniacar. So there is confusion.

Can anyone throw further light on the person who was Violante Pimentel's
husband and/or father of Philippe and Alfonso Henriquez-Senior? They were
Marranos >from Spain, but when, and >from where, did they come to Venice?

Many thanks in advance. Our e-mail address is f.krenz@bluewin.ch.

Frank E. Krenz
Geneva, Switzerland
f.krenz@bluewin.ch


seeking my family in south africa - pitofsky or pytowski #southafrica

Jim Pitofsky <jimp@...>
 

I am looking for my family in South Africa. Most of my family was killed in
Lodz, Poland, but three survived and fled to the U.S., which is where I
live. We had heard a rumor that one family member also fled to South
America and another to South Africa. The South America rumor was confirmed
when we located our family in Argentina last year and I visited them. Now
we are even more confident that someone >from our family is in South Africa.
I will be in Cape Town briefly in July and in Johannesburg as well. Do you
know anyone in my family? What should I do to get the word out to see if
anyone knows of my family? Are there other listservs where people help in
these kinds of situations? Any suggestions and referrals you have would be
greatly appreciated.

The spelling of my name is Pitofsky. But I learned >from my Argentinian
family that the original spelling was Pytowski. My great grandfather, Aaron
came to the U.S., as did his nephews Morris and Harry; and Manuel went to
Argentina.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sincerely,
Jim Pitofsky


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica seeking my family in south africa - pitofsky or pytowski #southafrica

Jim Pitofsky <jimp@...>
 

I am looking for my family in South Africa. Most of my family was killed in
Lodz, Poland, but three survived and fled to the U.S., which is where I
live. We had heard a rumor that one family member also fled to South
America and another to South Africa. The South America rumor was confirmed
when we located our family in Argentina last year and I visited them. Now
we are even more confident that someone >from our family is in South Africa.
I will be in Cape Town briefly in July and in Johannesburg as well. Do you
know anyone in my family? What should I do to get the word out to see if
anyone knows of my family? Are there other listservs where people help in
these kinds of situations? Any suggestions and referrals you have would be
greatly appreciated.

The spelling of my name is Pitofsky. But I learned >from my Argentinian
family that the original spelling was Pytowski. My great grandfather, Aaron
came to the U.S., as did his nephews Morris and Harry; and Manuel went to
Argentina.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sincerely,
Jim Pitofsky


Census (mis)transcriptions #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Is there any truth to the story that recent census analysis has been
outsourced to third world countries where the transcribers may not be
very familiar with family names and/or where the immigrants came from?

Given that census takers often had handwriting that was difficult to
decipher, and that computers tend to fill in fields with the most
recent word (name) that starts with those letters, I have seen
several errors including the substitution of Australia for Austria
and vice versa, but the one that takes the cake is the misreading of
the immigrant >from Kalnas as coming >from Kansas!!

As for first names, I have never told my 80-something aunt that she
is transcribed in the 1930 census as Archibald -- her real name is
Lucille!!

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Census (mis)transcriptions #general

Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
 

Is there any truth to the story that recent census analysis has been
outsourced to third world countries where the transcribers may not be
very familiar with family names and/or where the immigrants came from?

Given that census takers often had handwriting that was difficult to
decipher, and that computers tend to fill in fields with the most
recent word (name) that starts with those letters, I have seen
several errors including the substitution of Australia for Austria
and vice versa, but the one that takes the cake is the misreading of
the immigrant >from Kalnas as coming >from Kansas!!

As for first names, I have never told my 80-something aunt that she
is transcribed in the 1930 census as Archibald -- her real name is
Lucille!!

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia


Re: World War I Draft Registration Age - United States #general

Dave A
 

*Don't* believe the draft registration! Americans have always been very
patriotic and men have lied about their ages to be able to be drafted.

One gentleman who happens to be one of the few remaining WW1 veterans lied
and said he was born in 1899 when he was actually born in 1901 so that he
could join the fight!

Dave Kaplan

Fairfax, VA USA

From: "clea" <clea@woh.rr.com>
Reply-To: "clea" <clea@woh.rr.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: World War I Draft Registration Age - United States
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 18:04:27 -0400
I have found several WW I draft registrations for the US in which the age
given differs >from what I have found in other sources - the age given is
usually older.
Would there be a reason to change the age? I have found records that change
the age to a month or so older (changed to the end of Dec of previous year
for example), a year, etc.

Would you trust the draft register or the year given in the 1900 census?
Social Security?


Carolyn Lea
Bowling Green, Oh
clea@woh.rr.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: World War I Draft Registration Age - United States #general

Dave A
 

*Don't* believe the draft registration! Americans have always been very
patriotic and men have lied about their ages to be able to be drafted.

One gentleman who happens to be one of the few remaining WW1 veterans lied
and said he was born in 1899 when he was actually born in 1901 so that he
could join the fight!

Dave Kaplan

Fairfax, VA USA

From: "clea" <clea@woh.rr.com>
Reply-To: "clea" <clea@woh.rr.com>
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Subject: World War I Draft Registration Age - United States
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 18:04:27 -0400
I have found several WW I draft registrations for the US in which the age
given differs >from what I have found in other sources - the age given is
usually older.
Would there be a reason to change the age? I have found records that change
the age to a month or so older (changed to the end of Dec of previous year
for example), a year, etc.

Would you trust the draft register or the year given in the 1900 census?
Social Security?


Carolyn Lea
Bowling Green, Oh
clea@woh.rr.com


Seeking Adela HARAP nee BRAND in Israel #general

NATALIE LAMB
 

Dear Genners,

Is there someone living in Israel who can help me, please?

I would like to try to contact a survivor, Adela HARAP, nee BRAND, or her
descendants. She gave pages of Testimony in Israel on 14/04/2002 for my
father's cousin Moshe NIEWOLSKI and his wife Sura, nee BRAND, who lived in
Sompolno. The names are transcribed in the Yad Vashem database as NIAVELSKI
or NYAVELSKI.

Could anyone who recognises any of these names please contact me privately.

Thank you
Natalie Lamb
Berkshire, England
Natalie.Lamb@btinternet.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking Adela HARAP nee BRAND in Israel #general

NATALIE LAMB
 

Dear Genners,

Is there someone living in Israel who can help me, please?

I would like to try to contact a survivor, Adela HARAP, nee BRAND, or her
descendants. She gave pages of Testimony in Israel on 14/04/2002 for my
father's cousin Moshe NIEWOLSKI and his wife Sura, nee BRAND, who lived in
Sompolno. The names are transcribed in the Yad Vashem database as NIAVELSKI
or NYAVELSKI.

Could anyone who recognises any of these names please contact me privately.

Thank you
Natalie Lamb
Berkshire, England
Natalie.Lamb@btinternet.com


Thank you (was: Need Hebrew Translation Help, Please) #general

Teewinot <teewinot13@...>
 

I have the translation of my ggrandmother's gravestone now. Thanks to
everyone who replied. I'll respond to each of you individually, also.

Thanks so much!
Jeri Friedman (Florida, but born in NY)
--
Teewinot13@netzero.net
~~~~
RESEARCHING: FRIEDMAN, MILLER (Grodno, Poland/Russia/Belarus)
GEIST (?,Russia) GLICKMAN, STURMAN (Lublin, Poland/Russia)
LIEB/LEIBOWITZ (Jassy, Romania) GALINSKY, GELLIS (Suwalki, Poland/Russia)
KRASNOPOLSKY, SILBERMAN/SILVERMAN (Krasnopol, Poland/Russia)
COPSCHONSKY (?, Poland/Russia)
GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?, Romania)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank you (was: Need Hebrew Translation Help, Please) #general

Teewinot <teewinot13@...>
 

I have the translation of my ggrandmother's gravestone now. Thanks to
everyone who replied. I'll respond to each of you individually, also.

Thanks so much!
Jeri Friedman (Florida, but born in NY)
--
Teewinot13@netzero.net
~~~~
RESEARCHING: FRIEDMAN, MILLER (Grodno, Poland/Russia/Belarus)
GEIST (?,Russia) GLICKMAN, STURMAN (Lublin, Poland/Russia)
LIEB/LEIBOWITZ (Jassy, Romania) GALINSKY, GELLIS (Suwalki, Poland/Russia)
KRASNOPOLSKY, SILBERMAN/SILVERMAN (Krasnopol, Poland/Russia)
COPSCHONSKY (?, Poland/Russia)
GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?, Romania)


Sitniaki, UKRAINE #general

sbloom@...
 

I would appreciate it if anyone cold supply me with information about the Jews
of Sitniaki, Ukraine. Some of my mother's relatives seem to have been >from there.
One ancestor was probably killed in one of the pogroms during the Russian/Soviet
civil War, round about 1921. It doesn't look like any other JGFF'ers are >from
there, and there is pratically nothing on the internet.

A quick look at the Duma lists show a number of folks with similar family names
(SCHLIAK, PECKER) >from within a few miles of there (Fastov was probably the
biggest town nearby, but Kiev wasn't too far away).

By the way, somehow "sitniaki" was mangled into "Fitwigki" by a major geneaology
website. I knew that was wrong, so I spent quite a bit of time trying to match
letters throughout the entire ship manifest that had this town name. eventually,
I got "sitniaki", and it just happens to actually be a town near Kiev (which I
had been told by relatives).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sitniaki, UKRAINE #general

sbloom@...
 

I would appreciate it if anyone cold supply me with information about the Jews
of Sitniaki, Ukraine. Some of my mother's relatives seem to have been >from there.
One ancestor was probably killed in one of the pogroms during the Russian/Soviet
civil War, round about 1921. It doesn't look like any other JGFF'ers are >from
there, and there is pratically nothing on the internet.

A quick look at the Duma lists show a number of folks with similar family names
(SCHLIAK, PECKER) >from within a few miles of there (Fastov was probably the
biggest town nearby, but Kiev wasn't too far away).

By the way, somehow "sitniaki" was mangled into "Fitwigki" by a major geneaology
website. I knew that was wrong, so I spent quite a bit of time trying to match
letters throughout the entire ship manifest that had this town name. eventually,
I got "sitniaki", and it just happens to actually be a town near Kiev (which I
had been told by relatives).


Scanning Photos #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

Got a new scanner and I will be rescanning all my photos to the better
quality / resolution.
I am archiving the photos to a CD-Rom in case something happens to the
originals.

I am capable of scanning the picture to all sorts of resolutions 100 / 150 /
200/ 300 / 600 and even higher.
Can make 50% /100% / 200% scale or even higher
Output can be in "millions of colors / 256 colors (8-bit); 256 (web palette)
/ 256 colors (system palette) / 256 gray shades
The size of the picture could be .5 MB to 110 MB (okay, that is overkill)

My "problem" is what is the "best scan" I can get, without going to
overkill, in order to preserve my old photos?
Suggestions
Thank you to all in advance.
Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@worldnet.att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. Extended discussions of computing
issues are beyond the scope of this forum.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Scanning Photos #general

Robert Dodell <RADodell@...>
 

Got a new scanner and I will be rescanning all my photos to the better
quality / resolution.
I am archiving the photos to a CD-Rom in case something happens to the
originals.

I am capable of scanning the picture to all sorts of resolutions 100 / 150 /
200/ 300 / 600 and even higher.
Can make 50% /100% / 200% scale or even higher
Output can be in "millions of colors / 256 colors (8-bit); 256 (web palette)
/ 256 colors (system palette) / 256 gray shades
The size of the picture could be .5 MB to 110 MB (okay, that is overkill)

My "problem" is what is the "best scan" I can get, without going to
overkill, in order to preserve my old photos?
Suggestions
Thank you to all in advance.
Robert A. Dodell
RADodell@worldnet.att.net

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. Extended discussions of computing
issues are beyond the scope of this forum.


Re: Poland's Partitions and origin of the Jewish surnames #galicia

HJB <hjb@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marlene" <mlbishow@mindspring.com>

My family names are DEUTSCHER, NUSSBAUM and KATZ. The first two
are obviouslu germanic, but KATZ is not. assuming that the KATZ
family was in Galicia after the edict and during the period of
enforcement, is it likely that the only way that they could get
away with using that name, was by paying a bribe?

I have been told that KATZ is a relatively unusual name for
Galicia. Any comments?
Isaac HABER, probably the first son of my Great Grandfather Akiwa
HABER married Rose (Raizel) KATZ. I'm guessing that the marriage
took place about 1889 as their first child was likely born in
1890. Isaac was likely born about 1869 in Konyushki, Galicia
although the family later moved to Zurow (now Zhuriv) a few miles
away. I have no specific information about Raizel yet. Since
you say that KATZ is a relatively unusual name for Galicia I'm
wondering if there is any connection.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Konyushki & Zurów, Galicia (now Zhuriv,
Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bóbrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC;
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatów & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Poland's Partitions and origin of the Jewish surnames #galicia

HJB <hjb@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marlene" <mlbishow@mindspring.com>

My family names are DEUTSCHER, NUSSBAUM and KATZ. The first two
are obviouslu germanic, but KATZ is not. assuming that the KATZ
family was in Galicia after the edict and during the period of
enforcement, is it likely that the only way that they could get
away with using that name, was by paying a bribe?

I have been told that KATZ is a relatively unusual name for
Galicia. Any comments?
Isaac HABER, probably the first son of my Great Grandfather Akiwa
HABER married Rose (Raizel) KATZ. I'm guessing that the marriage
took place about 1889 as their first child was likely born in
1890. Isaac was likely born about 1869 in Konyushki, Galicia
although the family later moved to Zurow (now Zhuriv) a few miles
away. I have no specific information about Raizel yet. Since
you say that KATZ is a relatively unusual name for Galicia I'm
wondering if there is any connection.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Konyushki & Zurów, Galicia (now Zhuriv,
Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bóbrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC;
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatów & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC