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Name adoption Edict 1787 #hungary

alexpmiller@...
 

Here is an excellent translation of emperor Josef's edict to adopt
Germanic names, courtesy of Galicia sig.

One thing to point out that it was up to the person to chose the name.

http://www.shoreshim.org/en/infoEmperorJoseph.asp


Alex Miller, PA


Hungary SIG #Hungary Name adoption Edict 1787 #hungary

alexpmiller@...
 

Here is an excellent translation of emperor Josef's edict to adopt
Germanic names, courtesy of Galicia sig.

One thing to point out that it was up to the person to chose the name.

http://www.shoreshim.org/en/infoEmperorJoseph.asp


Alex Miller, PA


Slovakian Records on Family Search Pilot #hungary

Israel P
 

I found quite a few of my wife's BAUM family in the sixty-seven pages of
Kurima births in this database.

But there are no column headings. Some are obvious but other are not.

Is there someone who knows these records well enough to offer column
headings?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


The Slovakia records (Presov Region) that had been on the Family Search
pilot site several months ago and then were taken down, were put back up
last night!
You can access them by going to:
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=1

Click on the map for Europe them scroll down the list until you get to
Slovakia.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

Moderator: Might help if you can indicate the years covered by the records.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Slovakian Records on Family Search Pilot #hungary

Israel P
 

I found quite a few of my wife's BAUM family in the sixty-seven pages of
Kurima births in this database.

But there are no column headings. Some are obvious but other are not.

Is there someone who knows these records well enough to offer column
headings?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem


The Slovakia records (Presov Region) that had been on the Family Search
pilot site several months ago and then were taken down, were put back up
last night!
You can access them by going to:
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=1

Click on the map for Europe them scroll down the list until you get to
Slovakia.

Jan Meisels Allen
Agoura Hills, CA

Moderator: Might help if you can indicate the years covered by the records.


Phone Call Help in Levice, Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear All,

I'm looking for help in Slovakia making phone contact with the next of kin
of a deceased family relative living in Levice. I have a phone number and
need someone who speaks Slovak or Hungarian give them a call. Any help you
can offer would be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel

Moderator: Please contact Shaul off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Phone Call Help in Levice, Slovakia #hungary

Shaul Sharoni
 

Dear All,

I'm looking for help in Slovakia making phone contact with the next of kin
of a deceased family relative living in Levice. I have a phone number and
need someone who speaks Slovak or Hungarian give them a call. Any help you
can offer would be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Shaul Sharoni,
Israel

Moderator: Please contact Shaul off-list if you can help.


Re: "J" passports #germany

Daniel Kester
 

Regarding "J" passports: My father was 13 years old in January 1939,
when he got permission to leave on a Kindertransport to Sweden.

It turns out the policeman issuing the passport was a friend of his cousin
so he did my father the favor of leaving off the "J".

However, when my father got to Berlin to catch the train to Sweden he couldn't
leave, since the Kindertransport was only for Jews...

So he had to send his passport (by express mail) back to his home in
Wiesbaden to get the "J" stamped in it. He had it back in a couple of days
and could then proceed to Sweden.

Daniel Kester Buffalo, NY geneo@thekesters.net www.thekesters.net/Genealogy

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 moschpun@free.fr wrote:
"Does anybody know if it would be possible, for a German Jew, in 1938-39, to
get a passeport for emigration without the "J" in the front page, thanks
to the intervention of an "anti-nazi policeman" ?" <snip>


German SIG #Germany Re: "J" passports #germany

Daniel Kester
 

Regarding "J" passports: My father was 13 years old in January 1939,
when he got permission to leave on a Kindertransport to Sweden.

It turns out the policeman issuing the passport was a friend of his cousin
so he did my father the favor of leaving off the "J".

However, when my father got to Berlin to catch the train to Sweden he couldn't
leave, since the Kindertransport was only for Jews...

So he had to send his passport (by express mail) back to his home in
Wiesbaden to get the "J" stamped in it. He had it back in a couple of days
and could then proceed to Sweden.

Daniel Kester Buffalo, NY geneo@thekesters.net www.thekesters.net/Genealogy

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 moschpun@free.fr wrote:
"Does anybody know if it would be possible, for a German Jew, in 1938-39, to
get a passeport for emigration without the "J" in the front page, thanks
to the intervention of an "anti-nazi policeman" ?" <snip>


Refugee entry into USA - 1952 onwards. #general

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Last week a friend's father a 90 year old Holocaust Survivor had his world
turned upside down - he was led to believe that all his family had perished
in the Shoah and in fact he made Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem based on
documentation supplied to him, however on a well known 'paying' genealogy
site under the section Munich, Vienna, Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and
Refugee Cards were 2 cards with 3 members of his immediate family listed.
Application had been made to enter the USA in 1952 - a file number was also
indicated.

Unfortunately I could not find an entry into NY for these people and the JDC in
NY cannot assist - they have copies of the cards but the file does not exist.

It was suggested I contact the HIAS offices in New York but results for a search
could take months, even up to a year, time is not on our side.

Is there any way to find out New York arrivals >from 1952 online or off? - living
in Israel prevents me >from visiting various New York offices, however if anyone
has any idea about whom to contact in this matter I am of course prepared to
telephone, e-mail, fax the relevant parties.

Would writing to ITS be beneficial?

All suggestions would be so welcome, please contact me privately.

Thanking you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Refugee entry into USA - 1952 onwards. #general

nigel wilson <wilsonettess@...>
 

Dear Genners,

Last week a friend's father a 90 year old Holocaust Survivor had his world
turned upside down - he was led to believe that all his family had perished
in the Shoah and in fact he made Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem based on
documentation supplied to him, however on a well known 'paying' genealogy
site under the section Munich, Vienna, Barcelona Jewish Displaced Persons and
Refugee Cards were 2 cards with 3 members of his immediate family listed.
Application had been made to enter the USA in 1952 - a file number was also
indicated.

Unfortunately I could not find an entry into NY for these people and the JDC in
NY cannot assist - they have copies of the cards but the file does not exist.

It was suggested I contact the HIAS offices in New York but results for a search
could take months, even up to a year, time is not on our side.

Is there any way to find out New York arrivals >from 1952 online or off? - living
in Israel prevents me >from visiting various New York offices, however if anyone
has any idea about whom to contact in this matter I am of course prepared to
telephone, e-mail, fax the relevant parties.

Would writing to ITS be beneficial?

All suggestions would be so welcome, please contact me privately.

Thanking you.

Patricia Wilson (Israel)


Ron Arons Speaker at JGSCV Feb 1 Mtg #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California,
(USA)

Monday: February 1, 2010 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Note different day of week and time for this one meeting.

Program: Mapping Madness

Learn how to use Internet-based on-line mapping techniques including maps,
tracking and detecting showing how to find anyone, anywhere, anyhow.
Technology is the genealogist's friend, and Ron is a great teacher of
imparting new ways to utilize important resources. Ron will review the
basics of both Google and Microsoft's internet-based mapping facilities,
maps.google.com, bing.com and maps.live.com . He will then introduce more
advanced functionality of both. Finally, Ron will also discuss less
traditional facilities provided my whitepages.com, Microsoft's MapCruncher,
IBM's Many Eyes. Things are constantly changing on the Internet and Ron
keeps up-to-the-minute with the changes and will discuss them during his
presentation.

Speaker: Ron Arons a founding member of JGSCV is an accomplished and
popular nationally known speaker having given presentations on Jewish
genealogy and Jewish criminals at many IAJGS conferences, JGSs including
JGSCV, book fairs, JCCs and more. He will provide an entertaining, yet
educational discussion.

Ron will also be selling his new book: Wanted! US Criminal Records--this is
literally hot off the press! It covers federal and state records,
methodology and how to research criminals.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by JGSCV Board member Warren Blatt..come and talk on your
successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by Carole Webber on a 4-book series by
Maisie Mosco. These are stories of a Jewish family who escapes to England
and how they survive and prosper

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and C. To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to 30 minutes after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is
co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our
website for directions and more information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ron Arons Speaker at JGSCV Feb 1 Mtg #general

Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...>
 

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)-- California,
(USA)

Monday: February 1, 2010 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Note different day of week and time for this one meeting.

Program: Mapping Madness

Learn how to use Internet-based on-line mapping techniques including maps,
tracking and detecting showing how to find anyone, anywhere, anyhow.
Technology is the genealogist's friend, and Ron is a great teacher of
imparting new ways to utilize important resources. Ron will review the
basics of both Google and Microsoft's internet-based mapping facilities,
maps.google.com, bing.com and maps.live.com . He will then introduce more
advanced functionality of both. Finally, Ron will also discuss less
traditional facilities provided my whitepages.com, Microsoft's MapCruncher,
IBM's Many Eyes. Things are constantly changing on the Internet and Ron
keeps up-to-the-minute with the changes and will discuss them during his
presentation.

Speaker: Ron Arons a founding member of JGSCV is an accomplished and
popular nationally known speaker having given presentations on Jewish
genealogy and Jewish criminals at many IAJGS conferences, JGSs including
JGSCV, book fairs, JCCs and more. He will provide an entertaining, yet
educational discussion.

Ron will also be selling his new book: Wanted! US Criminal Records--this is
literally hot off the press! It covers federal and state records,
methodology and how to research criminals.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting,
facilitated by JGSCV Board member Warren Blatt..come and talk on your
successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by Carole Webber on a 4-book series by
Maisie Mosco. These are stories of a Jewish family who escapes to England
and how they survive and prosper

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and C. To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to 30 minutes after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is
co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our
website for directions and more information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Levite designation on 19th Cent. Polish marriage/ birth records #general

joyweave
 

Hi folks--

My father was the oldest of three brothers. When his youngest brother
married in New York in 1949, the officiant was a rabbi who had known the
family in Poland in the early 1900s. He told my uncle that the family
were Levites and used the ha'Levi designation on their katuba.

This designation does not appear on my parents' katuba, nor on my
paternal grandfather's tombstone, nor my father's or the other brother's.

I found the 1853 birth registration of my pggf and the 1852 marriage
registration of my pgggf at JRI-Poland and got the microfilm at the
FHC. On neither of them does the ha'Levy designation appear.

What I'd like to know is whether these 19th-century Polish records would
have listed the Levite designation if it existed. Are these strictly
civil records or would they contain the Jewish religious recognition of
Levite?

I don't see any way the youngest son could be a Levite if his father,
gf, ggf, gggf were not.

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY


Announcing Yurovshchina (Labun/Lubin/Novolabun) Shtetlinks page #general

gilah@...
 

Thanks to Mark Heckman's (great!) Shtetlinks Course sponsored by Jewishgen,
I have completed a new shtetlinks page:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/

Yurovshchina, Ukraine was once called Lubin or Labun in Zaslav District,
Volhynia Gubernia. It's about 10 miles west of Polonnoye.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Levite designation on 19th Cent. Polish marriage/ birth records #general

joyweave
 

Hi folks--

My father was the oldest of three brothers. When his youngest brother
married in New York in 1949, the officiant was a rabbi who had known the
family in Poland in the early 1900s. He told my uncle that the family
were Levites and used the ha'Levi designation on their katuba.

This designation does not appear on my parents' katuba, nor on my
paternal grandfather's tombstone, nor my father's or the other brother's.

I found the 1853 birth registration of my pggf and the 1852 marriage
registration of my pgggf at JRI-Poland and got the microfilm at the
FHC. On neither of them does the ha'Levy designation appear.

What I'd like to know is whether these 19th-century Polish records would
have listed the Levite designation if it existed. Are these strictly
civil records or would they contain the Jewish religious recognition of
Levite?

I don't see any way the youngest son could be a Levite if his father,
gf, ggf, gggf were not.

Joy Weaver
Islip, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing Yurovshchina (Labun/Lubin/Novolabun) Shtetlinks page #general

gilah@...
 

Thanks to Mark Heckman's (great!) Shtetlinks Course sponsored by Jewishgen,
I have completed a new shtetlinks page:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/

Yurovshchina, Ukraine was once called Lubin or Labun in Zaslav District,
Volhynia Gubernia. It's about 10 miles west of Polonnoye.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ


Opening a group page on Facebook #general

sotet@...
 

Dear Group.
I have recently posted a message on how a cousin had found me on a Group page on
Facebook, called: "My Last Name is Sonnenfeld"

Some of you have asked how can one open such account. I replied each query but
some of the e-mails came back, probably due to a fault of my Email program, so
some of you never received my reply.

In case you want to open a "Group Account" on Facebook with the family name you
are searching for in it the way of doing this is as follows:
1, Go to "Open an Account"
2, Go to "Groups"
3. Click on "Create a Group"
4, Fill in all the boxes. Make sure you make the page "public" so anybody can
access it.
5, Write on the "wall" some details that you don't mind strangers seeing but
still enough info for a cousin to recognize you as a family member.

To look for a Group already existing is more simple:
1,Write the name you are researching into the "Search" box.
2,Look at all the "Groups". There are quite a number of groups with the aim of
finding people with the same family name.

I think group pages work very will in case of searching for extremely common
names. Though finding a person through this requires a good deal of luck.
I wish you lots of "luck"
Agnes SOTET-SONNENFELD
New Zealand


Hungarian translation help #general

Cory Streisinger <corys@...>
 

I found my great-uncle Karoly Streisinger listed in a Hungarian business
directory under the heading "Iparosok" and the sub-heading "Berautos"
(accents over the "e" and "o"). Can anyone translate this for me? Also,
following his name is the designation "T 290." Any ideas what this could r
epresent? The listing is in the town of Losonc (Lucenec).

Thanks very much -

Cory Streisinger
Portland, Oregon


Being identified as a Jew on a German passport #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

This is In response to the posting in yesterdays' digest regarding the *J*
(for Jewish) being affixed to German Jewish passports (during the Third
Reich).

Some time ago I read (I don't recall where) that the Nazi authorities
*amended* German Jews' vital records (birth and marriage records) by
inserting an additional, obviously *Jewish* given name: for Jewish men the
name was *Israel*; for Jewish women, Sarah. The underlying reason must be
immediately apparent.

After the war (according to the same source), the German authorities began
the painstaking task of redacting those names >from those same (presumably
millions of) official records. I would be interested to know whether this
monumental task was or has already been accomplished.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
rnwoolf@earthlink.net
Formerly of Birmingham, England
Now living in San Francisco, CA

RESEARCHING:
DROZDIASZ/RAUS: Karczew, Poland
ISAACS: Poland (near Warsaw), Birmingham, England
SAFIRSTEIN/SZAFIRSTEJN (and variants): Karczew, Poland
SUMMERS and WINTER: Poland, Birmingham, New Jersey, USA
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Poland
SZON/SHORN: Warsaw, Poland, London, England


Announcing Yurovshchina (Labun/Lubin/Novolabun) Shtetlinks page #ukraine

gilah@...
 

Thanks to Mark Heckman's (great!) Shtetlinks Course sponsored by Jewishgen, I have completed a new shtetlinks page: http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/yurovshchina/

Yurovshchina, Ukraine was once called Lubin or Labun in Zaslav District, Volhynia Gubernia. It's about 10 miles west of Polonnoye.

Emily Garber
Phoenix, AZ